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DVD DIGITAL THEATER SYSTEM TH - A25 Consists of XV - THA25 and SP - THA25 SOUND VOLUME DVD DIGITAL THEATER SYSTEM TH - A25 STANDBY STANDBY / ON SOURCE INSTRUCTIONS For Customer Use : Enter below the Model No . and Serial No . which are located either on the rear , bot - tom or side of the cabinet . Retain this information for future reference . Model No . Serial No . LVT1111 - 001B [ J ] Cover_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 3 03.10.15 , 11 : 08 AM
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Warnings , Cautions and Others Note to CATV system installer : CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s DO NOT OPEN attention to Section 820 - 40 of the NEC which provides guidelines for proper grounding and , in particular , specifies that the cable CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK . ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the DO NOT REMOVE COVER ( OR BACK ) building , as close to the point of cable entry as practical . NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE . REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL . For U.S.A The lightning flash with arrowhead tsymbol , oed’sntc This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits within an equilateral triangle is intended t for a Class B digital device , pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules . alert the user to the presence of uninsulatciectri These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against " dangerous voltage " within the lproduice harmful interference in a residential installation . enclosure that may be of esuff This equipment generates , uses and can radiate radio frequency magnitude to constitute a risk of energy and , if not installed and used in accordance with the shock to persons . instructions , may cause harmful interference to radio communications . However , there is no guarantee that interference The exclamation point within an nequilateraledhe triangle is intended to alert the user to ath will not occur in a particular installation . If this equipment does cause presence of important operatings harmful interference to radio or television reception , which can be maintenance ( servicing ) instruction in t determined by turning the equipment off and on , the user is literature accompanying the appliance . encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures : Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna . Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver . Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that WARNING : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE to which the receiver is connected . Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help . OR ELECTRIC SHOCK , DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE . IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS 1 . CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION 2 . CAUTION : Do not open the top cover . There are no user To reduce the risk of electrical shocks , fire , etc . : serviceable parts inside the Unit ; leave all servicing to qualified 1 . Do not remove screws , covers or cabinet . service personnel . 2 . Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture . 3 . CAUTION : Visible and invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or defeated . Avoid direct exposure to beam . 4 . REPRODUCTION OF LABEL : CAUTION LABEL , PLACED INSIDE THE UNIT . Caution – – STANDBY / ON switch ! Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely . The switch in any position does not disconnect . STANDBY / ON Spacing 15 cm or more Caution : Proper Ventilation Wall or obstructions To avoid risk of electric shock and fire and to protect from damage . XV - THA25 Locate the apparatus as follows : Front Front : No obstructions open spacing . Sides : No obstructions in 10 cm from the sides . Top : No obstructions in 10 cm from the top . Stand height 15 cm or more Back : No obstructions in 15 cm from the back Bottom : No obstructions , place on the level surface . In addition , maintain the best possible air circulation as illustrated . Floor G - 1 Safety_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 1 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Table of Contents Selecting the Audio Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Parts Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Selecting the Subtitles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Center Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Selecting the Playback Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Selecting the Multi - Angle Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Checking the Remaining Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Before Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Disc Menu - Driven Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Checking the Supplied Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Moving to a Particular Portion Directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Putting Batteries in the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Searching for a Particular Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Connecting the FM and AM Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Repeating Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Speaker Layout Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 7 Repeat Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Connecting the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7 A – B Repeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Connecting Audio / Video Component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Special Picture Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 TV Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7 Still Picture / Frame - by - Frame Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Changing the Scanning Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7 Slow Motion Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 7 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Operating TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 MP3 / JPEG Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Basic Disc Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MP3 / JPEG Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 1 Turn On the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Starting Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 2 Select the Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Showing the On - Screen Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 3 Load a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Operations Using the On - Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 4 Start Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Selecting a Particular File / Folder Directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 5 Adjust the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Repeating Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 6 Activate Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Browsing Pictures in the Current Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Moving to Another Chapter / Track / File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Rotating and Flipping a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Stopping Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tuner Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Basic Tuner Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tuning in Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 1 Turn On the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Using Preset Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 2 Select the Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Selecting the FM Reception Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 3 Adjust the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 4 Tune into a Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Setting Up the DVD Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Setting the System Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Other Basic Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 7 The basic procedure to set up the system preferences . . . . . . . . . . 37 Enjoying Sounds from the External Component . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 7 To adjust the DRC ( Dynamic Range Compression ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Turning Off the Power with the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Setting the Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Adjusting the Display Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 7 The basic procedure to set up preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Creating Realistic Sound Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 7 To set the parental ( rating ) level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Using the Test Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 7 To change the password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Adjusting the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 7 To release the parental lock temporarily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 7 Basic sound adjustment procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 7 Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Surround Mode Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 7 Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 7 Dolby Pro Logic II modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Activating the Surround Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Disc Introduction — DVD / VCD / SVCD / CD . . . . . . 21 Disc Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Using the On - Screen Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 7 Showing the On - Screen Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 7 Basic operation through the On - Screen Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 1 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 1 03.10.15 , 11 : 13 AM
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Parts Identification Center Unit Front Panel 3 4 5 1 2 VOLUME DVD DIGITAL THEATER SYSTEM TH - A25 STANDBY STANDBY / ON SOURCE 6 7 8 9 See pages in the parentheses for details . Front Panel 1 STANDBY / ON button and STANDBY lamp ( 12 – 15 ) 7 3 / 8 ( play / pause ) button ( 13 , 14 , 31 ) 2 Disc tray ( 12 ) • Pressing this button also turns on the power and 3 Remote sensor changes the source to the DVD / CD . 4 Display 8 Multi operation buttons 5 VOLUME control ( 13 , 15 ) • 4 , ¢ , and 7 6 0 ( open / close ) button ( 12 , 14 ) 9 SOURCE button ( 12 , 15 , 16 ) • Pressing this button also turns on the power and changes the source to the DVD / CD . Display 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 LINEAR PCM ST P.SCAN TITLE PBC CHAP PRGM TUNED L C R SW kHz MHz S RS LS 8 9 p q See pages in the parentheses for details . Display 1 P.SCAN indicator ( 10 ) 7 Tuner mode indicators ( 15 , 34 , 35 ) 2 Digital signal indicators ( 13 , 19 , 20 ) • ST ( stereo ) and TUNED • LINEAR PCM , DOLBY DIGITAL , and DTS . 8 Audio channel indicators 3 TITLE indicator ( 13 ) • Indicates audio channels currently being reproduced . • Indicates the current title number with main display . 9 Dolby PRO LOGIC II indicator ( 13 , 19 , 20 ) 4 PBC ( Play Back Control ) indicator p Main display • Goes on when the PBC function is activated . q Frequency unit indicators 5 CHAP ( chapter ) indicator ( 13 ) • kHz ( for AM band station ) and MHz ( for FM band • Indicates the current chapter number with main display . station ) 6 PRGM ( program ) indicator ( 35 ) 2 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 2 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Remote Control See pages in the parentheses for details . Remote Control 1 AUDIO button ( 12 , 14 , 15 ) 2 TV button ( 11,12 ) 3 DIMMER button ( 16 ) 4 • Number buttons • MEMORY button ( 35 ) • CANCEL button 5 Source selecting buttons • DVD , FM / AM , AUX ( 10 , 12 , 15 , 16 ) • Pressing one of these buttons also turns on the power . 1 TV AUDIO 6 TV CH + and – buttons ( 11 ) 2 DIMMER SLEEP 7 TV VOL + and – buttons ( 11 ) 3 o 8 AUDIO VOL + and – buttons ( 13 , 15 ) 1 2 3 4 9 TOP MENU button ( 26 ) p • 3 , 2 , 5 , and ∞ buttons 5 6 7 8 4 • ENTER button q CHOICE / TIME button ( 25 , 31 , 37 – 39 ) MEMORY CANCEL 0 9 w 3 / 8 button SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX ; e 7 button 5 a CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH r 4 and ¢ buttons 6 TV t AUDIO button ( 24 , 25 ) s TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO 7 y SUBTITLE button ( 24 ) d u • SLOW button ( 29 ) AUDIOVOL f • PROGRESSIVE button ( 10 ) 8 TOP i RETURN button ( 26 ) MENU MENU o SLEEP button ( 16 ) g 9 ; SOUND button ( 18 ) p ENTER a TEST TONE button ( 17 ) s CONTROL TV button ( 11 ) h q CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN IMPORTANT : w STEP When you press CONTROL TV , some buttons on the remote control j e DOWN - TUNING - UP cannot work for operating the center unit . To operate the center k r unit , press DVD , FM / AM , or AUX depending on your target l AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM t operation . y / REPEAT SLOW RETURN PL d MUTING button ( 13 ) z u f TV / VIDEO button ( 11 , 12 ) FM MODE PROGRESSIVE i x g MENU button ( 26 , 33 ) h ON SCREEN button ( 22 – 28 , 31 ) RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM j STEP button ( 29 ) k • 1 and ¡ buttons • TUNING UP and DOWN buttons ( 15 , 34 ) l ZOOM button ( 29 ) / ANGLE button ( 25 ) z • REPEAT button ( 28 , 33 ) • FM MODE button ( 35 ) PL II button ( 13 , 20 ) x 3 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 3 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Getting Started Before Installation Putting Batteries in the Remote Control Before using the remote control , put two supplied batteries first . General Precautions • When using the remote control , aim the remote control directly at • DO NOT insert any metal object into the center unit . the remote sensor on the center unit . • DO NOT disassemble the center unit or remove screws , covers , or cabinet . 1 . On the back of the remote control , remove the • DO NOT expose the center unit to rain or moisture . battery cover . Locations • Install the center unit in a location that is level and protected from moisture . • The temperature around the center unit must be between 5 ˚ C and 35 ˚ C . • Make sure there is good ventilation around the center unit . Poor ventilation could cause overheating and damage the center unit . Handling the center unit • DO NOT touch the power cord with wet hands . 2 . Insert batteries . Make sure to match the polarity : • DO NOT pull on the power cord to unplug the cord . When unplugging the cord , always grasp the plug so as not to damage ( + ) to ( + ) and ( – ) to ( – ) . the cord . • Keep the power cord away from the connecting cords and the antenna . The power cord may cause noise or screen interference . It is recommended to use a coaxial cable for antenna connection , since it is well - shielded against interference . • When a power failure occurs , or when you unplug the power cord , the preset settings such as preset FM / AM channels and sound adjustments may be erased in a few days . Checking the Supplied Accessories 3 . Replace the cover . Check to be sure you have all of the following supplied accessories . The number in the parentheses indicates the quantity of the pieces supplied . • Remote Control ( 1 ) • Batteries ( 2 ) • AM Loop Antenna ( 1 ) • FM Antenna ( 1 ) • Video Cord ( 1 ) • Speaker Cords 6 m ( 4 ) : For subwoofer If the range or effectiveness of the remote control decreases , replace For the satellite speakers on the following positions : the batteries . Use two R6P ( SUM - 3 ) / AA ( 15F ) type dry - cell batteries . left front , right front , and center 10 m ( 2 ) : For the satellite speakers on left and right rear CAUTION : positions Follow these precautions to avoid leaking or cracking cells : • Place batteries in the remote control so they match the polarity : ( + ) If anything is missing , contact your dealer immediately . to ( + ) and ( – ) to ( – ) . • Use the correct type of batteries . Batteries that look similar may differ in voltage . • Always replace both batteries at the same time . • Do not expose batteries to heat or flame . 4 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 4 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Connecting the FM and AM Antennas If AM reception is poor , connect single vinyl - covered wire ( not supplied ) . 2 1 3 AM Loop antenna ( supplied ) If FM reception is poor , connect outdoor FM antenna ( not supplied ) . Snap the tabs on the loop into FM antenna ( supplied ) the slots of the base to assemble the AM Loop antenna . AUDIO IN CENTER L L R R REAR FRONT WOOFER AUX REAR IMPEDANCE FRONT / CENTER MIN 6 MIN 6 WOOFER:MIN 3 Center unit Cooling fan ( See “ About the cooling fan ” below . ) FM antenna connection AM antenna connection Connect the supplied FM antenna to the COAXIAL FM 75 Ω Connect the supplied AM Loop antenna to the AM and H terminals . terminal as temporary measure . Turn the loop until you have the best reception . Extend the supplied FM antenna horizontally . • If reception is poor , connect an outdoor single vinyl - covered wire • If reception is poor , connect an outdoor antenna . Before attaching to the AM terminal . ( Keep the AM Loop antenna connected . ) a 75 Ω coaxial cable ( with a standard type connector ) , disconnect the supplied FM antenna . Notes : If the AM Loop antenna wire is covered with vinyl , remove the vinyl by twisting it as shown in the diagram . About the cooling fan A cooling fan is mounted on the rear panel of the center unit to For safety , observe the following carefully . prevent abnormal temperature inside the center unit , thus assuring • Make sure there is good ventilation around the center unit . Poor normal operation of the unit . The cooling fan automatically starts ventilation could overheat and damage the center unit . rotating to intake external cool air when the internal temperature • DO NOT block the cooling fan and the ventilation openings or goes up . holes . ( If they are blocked by a newspaper or cloth , etc . , the heat may not be able to get out . ) • DO NOT touch the speaker cords to the cooling fan . 5 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 5 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Getting Started Speaker Layout Diagram Center unit VOLUME DDVVDDDDIIGGIITTAALLCTIHNEEAMTAERSYSSYTSETMEMTHT - HA - 2A525 STANDBY STANDBY / ON Subwoofer SOURCE ( WOOFER ) Right front position Left nfront positio Center position Left rearn Right rear positio position AUDIO IN CENTER L L R R R FRONT WOOFER REAR AUX REAR FRONT / CENTER IMPEDANCE To the speaker MIN 6 MIN 6 WOOFER:MIN 3 on left front ( White connector ) To subwoofer ( WOOFER ) To the speaker on right rear ( Purple connector ) ( Gray connector ) To the speaker on right front To the speaker on left rear To the speaker on center ( Red connector ) ( Blue connector ) ( Green connector ) 6 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 6 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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When setting the speakers Connecting the Speakers To obtain the best possible sound from this system , you need to place all the speakers except the subwoofer at the same distance Connect the satellite speakers and subwoofer to the terminals on the from the listening position with each front faced toward the listener . rear panel using speaker cords supplied . Since bass sound is non - directional , you can place a subwoofer The ends of the speaker cords are colored to indicate the terminals to wherever you like . Normally place it in front of you . be connected . Center speaker Left frontr Right front CAUTION : speake speaker Use speakers with the SPEAKER IMPEDANCE indicated by the speaker terminals . Subwoofer Connecting speaker cords to the speakers • Connect the cord with a gray tube to the red ( + ) terminal , and the cord with a black tube to the black ( – ) terminal respectively . • You can use the satellite speakers interchangeably for any position except for subwoofer . Make sure not to connect the subwoofer terminal and the satellite speaker . 1 2 3 Right rrear Left rearr speake speake If your speakers cannot be placed at the same distance from the listening position 1 Press and hold the terminal clamp . You can adjust the delay time of the center speaker and rear speakers . For in - depth information about adjusting the delay time , see “ Adjusting the Sound ” on page 17 . 2 Insert the speaker cord . Notes : 3 Release the finger from the clamp . You can change the phase of subwoofer sounds by connecting the speaker cords to the terminals inversely — the cord with a gray tube to the black terminal , and the cord with a black tube to the red terminal . Notes : You may get more effective bass sounds by changing the phase . • If the speaker cord is covered with vinyl , remove the vinyl by twisting it as shown in the diagram . • Make sure the core wire of speaker cords do not expose to out of the terminals . This could cause CAUTIONS : short - circuit . • When attaching the satellite speakers on the wall , have them attached to the wall by a qualified person . Connecting speaker cords to the center unit DO NOT attach the satellite speakers on the wall by yourself to avoid an unexpected damage of their falling from the wall , caused by incorrect attachment or weakness in the wall . With the Side marked ª and • Care is required in selecting a location for attaching speakers to the wall . Injury to personnel , or damage to equipment , may result if the · upward . speakers are attached in a location which interferes with daily activities . Speaker Connector Insert the speaker connectors to the speaker terminals on the rear panel . • Make sure to match the color of the connector and the terminal . 7 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 7 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Getting Started Connecting Audio / Video Component Turn the power off to all components before connections . TV connection The S - video cord and the component video cord are not supplied with this system . Use the cords supplied with another components or purchase them at an electric appliance store . A C Video cord ( supplied ) Component video cord ( not supplied ) Red Blue B S - video cord ( not supplied ) Green • If your TV equipped with component video jacks supports the You can select one of three connection types — , , and . C A B progressive video input , you can enjoy a high quality picture by • If your TV has S - video ( Y / C - separation ) and / or component video making the progressive scanning mode active ( see page 10 . ) ( Y , PB , PR ) jacks , connect them using an S - video cord ( not supplied ) and / or component video cord ( not supplied ) . B C By using these jacks , you can get a better picture quality — in the order : Component video > S - video > Composite video . A B TV AUDIO IN L R REAR AUX REAR MIN 6 Y C PB / CB PR / CR 8 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 8 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Audio component connection Illustrations of the input / output terminals below are typical Connect other components to the center unit with the audio examples . cord . When you connect other components , refer also to their Use the cord supplied with the other component or purchase manuals since the terminal name actually printed on the rear one at an electric appliance store . vary among the components . Optical digital cord ( not supplied ) A If you connect a sound - enhancing device such as a graphic equalizer between the source component and Audio cord ( not supplied ) the center unit , the sound output through this system B may be distorted . DBS Tuner Before connecting an optical DIGITAL IN digital cord , unplug the OPTICAL protective plug . DIGITAL MD Recorder OPTICAL OUT A DBS Tuner Center unit AUDIO IN L MD Recorder R REAR AUX Cassette Deck AUDIO LEFT AUDIO IN RIGHT VCR OUT B AUX TV Now , you can plug the power cord of the center unit into the AC outlet . Notes : • Keep the power cord away from the connecting cords and the antenna . The power cord may cause noise or screen interference . • Connecting to a TV through a VCR , or to a TV with a built - in VCR , may cause distortion of picture . 9 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 9 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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TV Settings From the remote control ONLY : DVD 1 Press DVD . TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP SLOW 2 Press and hold PROGRESSIVE for a 1 2 3 4 while . 5 6 7 8 PROGRESSIVE • Each time you press and hold the button , the scanning mode alternates between MEMORY CANCEL 0 9 “ INTERLACE TV ” and “ PROGRESSIVE TV . ” SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX DVD CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH INTERLACE TV : TV TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO Select this if your TV does not support the progressive video input ( conventional TV ) . AUDIOVOL TOP PROGRESSIVE TV : MENU MENU Select this if your TV equipped with component video jacks supports the progressive video input . ENTER When you select the “ PROGRESSIVE TV , ” P.SCAN indicator lights CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN up on the display . STEP / DOWN - TUNING - UP Notes : AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM • Some progressive TVs and High - Definition TVs are not fully compatible with this system , resulting in the unnatural picture when SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT PROGRESSIVE playing back a DVD in the progressive scanning mode . In such a case , change the scanning mode to “ INTERLACE TV . ” PROGRESSIVE FM MODE To check the compatibility of your TV , contact your local JVC customer service center . RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM • All JVC progressive TVs and High - Definition TVs are fully compatible with this system . About scanning system The conventional scanning method to display video signals on Changing the Scanning Mode the TV screen is called “ Interlaced scanning . ” With this method , only half of the horizontal lines ( called a “ field ” ) are displayed This system supports the progressive scanning system ( 480p * ) as at a time . So two fields complete a single picture ( frame ) ; i.e . , well as the conventional interlaced scanning system ( 480i * ) . the first field , containing all the odd - numbered lines , is If your TV equipped with component video jacks supports the followed by the second field , containing all the even - numbered progressive video input , you can enjoy a high quality picture by lines . activating the progressive scanning mode . On the other hand , the Progressive scanning system scans all • Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV . horizontal lines at a time , so you can double the number of • If your TV equipped with component video jacks does not support scanning lines displayed at a time , resulting in a flicker - free , the progressive video input , do not change the scanning mode to high - density picture . the progressive scanning mode . To enjoy the progressive scanned picture , a monitor ( or TV or projector ) connected to the system must support the progressive * 480p and 480i indicate the number of scanning lines and scanning video inputs . format of a video signal . Depending on the material source format , DVD video can be • 480p indicates 480 scanning lines with progressive format . classified into two types ; film source and video source ( note • 480i indicates 480 scanning lines with interlaced format . that some DVD video contain both film source and video source ) . Film sources are recorded as 24 - frame - per - second data , while ( NTSC ) video sources are recorded as 30 - frame - per - You can select the scanning mode if your TV equipped with second ( 60 - field - per - second interlaced ) . component video jacks supports the progressive video input . When this system plays back a film source data , uninterlaced progressive output signals are created using the original data . When a video source is played back , the unit interleaves lines between the interlaced lines to create the pseudo uninterlaced picture and outputs as the progressive signals . 10 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 10 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Operating TV You can use the remote control to operate not only this unit but also JVC’s TV . • Refer also to the manuals supplied for the other products . • To operate the TV , aim the remote control directly at the remote sensor on the TV . ❏ To operate a JVC’s TV You can perform the following operations on the TV . TV AUDIO TV : Turn on or off the TV . DIMMER SLEEP TV Number TV VOL + / – : Adjust the volume . Buttons / TV / VIDEO : Set the input mode ( either TV or 1 2 3 4 MEMORY VIDEO ) . 5 6 7 8 TV CH + / – : Change the channels . MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 1 – 9 , 0 , MEMORY : Select the channels . SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX TV CH + / – CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH CONTROL TV TV After pressing CONTROL TV on the remote control , CONTROL TV VOL + / – TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO TV you can select TV channel directly with the number TV / VIDEO AUDIOVOL buttons and MEMORY . TOP • For some TVs , MEMORY works to change the MENU MENU channel entry between one digit and two digits . ENTER CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN STEP / DOWN - TUNING - UP AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT PROGRESSIVE FM MODE RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM IMPORTANT : When you press CONTROL TV , some buttons on the remote control cannot work for operating the system . To operate the system , press DVD , FM / AM , or AUX . 11 01_11_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 11 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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Basic Disc Operations 1 Turn On the Power This manual mainly explains operations using the buttons on the remote control . You can also use the buttons on the center Before turning on the system , turn on your TV and select the correct unit if they have the similar names ( or marks ) as those on the video input . ( See the manual supplied with your TV . ) remote control . • For changing the OSD messages — the information on the TV If operations using the center unit are different from those screen — into the desired language , see “ Setting the System using the remote control , they are then explained . Preferences ” on page 36 . AUDIO ( or STANDBY / ON on the front Press AUDIO panel ) . TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP The STANDBY lamp goes off . 1 AUDIO TV The source indication selected previously appears on the display . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 Select the Source MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 From the remote control : SOUND 2 DVD DVD FM / AM AUX DVD Press DVD . CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH The source changes to the DVD / CD player . TV TV / VIDEO TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO MUTING On the front panel : 5 AUDIO VOL AUDIOVOL SOURCE Press SOURCE repeatedly until “ DVD / CD ” appears + / – TOP on the display . MENU MENU ENTER 3 Load a Disc On the front panel ONLY : CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN 4 3 / 8 Press 0 to open the disc tray , then place a disc STEP / correctly with its label side up ( for double - sided DOWN - TUNING - UP DVD , the side you want to playback up ) . AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT 6 PL II PROGRESSIVE FM MODE RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM CORRECT INCORRECT • When using an 8 cm disc , place it on the inner circle of the disc tray . • Continued use of irregular shape discs ( heart - shape , octagonal , etc . ) can damage the center unit . For in - depth information about disc operations , see • DO NOT use the disc stabilizer . pages 22 to 33 . 12 12_16_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 12 03.8.31 , 2 : 08 PM
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To turn off the sounds temporarily 4 Start Playback From the remote control ONLY : Press 3 / 8 . MUTING Press MUTING . The disc tray closes . “ LOADING ” appears on the display for a while . To restore the sound , press MUTING again . • You can also start playback by closing the disc tray • Adjusting the volume also restores the sound . using 0 on the front panel . • Some discs show menus on the TV screen after you press 3 / 8 . See “ Disc Menu - Driven Playback ” on page 26 and refer to the 6 Activate Surround instructions supplied for the discs to use the menus . You can enjoy two kinds of surround — Digital Multichannel Playback Information on the display Surround ( Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround ) and Dolby Pro Logic II . TITLE CHAP L C R SW DVD RS LS Digital Multichannel Surround — Dolby Digital Title No . Chapter No . Elapsed playing and DTS Digital Surround time Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround takes effect only when you LINEAR PCM L R play back a disc encoded with these signals . CD / VCD SW To activate Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround Track No . Elapsed playing time When a Dolby Digital or DTS multi - channel disc is loaded , the system detects it and starts playing the disc automatically with Multichannel Surround activated . 5 Adjust the Volume or indicator lights up on the display according to the signal detected . From the remote control : – For in - depth information about Multichannel Surround , see To increase the volume , AUDIOVOL “ Surround Mode Introduction ” on page 19 . press and hold AUDIO VOL + . To decrease the volume , Dolby Pro Logic II modes — Pro Logic II Music , press and hold AUDIO VOL – . Pro Logic II Movie , Matrix , and Pro Logic On the front panel : VOLUME To increase the volume , To activate Pro Logic II modes turn VOLUME control clockwise . You can use these modes when playing back any 2 - channel sources To decrease the volume , either digital or analog . turn VOLUME control counterclockwise . PL II . Press PL CAUTION : The current Pro Logic II mode appears on the display for Always set the volume to the minimum before starting any source . If a while . the volume is set at its high level , the sudden blast of sound energy • Each time you press the button , Pro Logic II mode can permanently damage your hearing and / or ruin your speakers . changes as follows : PLII MUSIC PLII MOVIE PLII MATRIX Notes : • By pressing AUDIO VOL + or – repeatedly , you can adjust the STEREO PRO LOGIC volume level step by step . ( PL II OFF ) • The volume level can be adjusted within 51 steps — “ MIN ( minimum ) , ” “ 1 ” to “ 49 , ” and “ MAX ( maximum ) . ” • When Dolby Pro Logic II mode is activated , the • If you have turned off the unit with the volume level set at more than indicator lights up on the display . level “ 25 , ” the volume level will be automatically set at level “ 25 ” next – For in - depth information about Dolby Pro Logic II modes , see time you turn on the unit . “ Surround Mode Introduction ” on page 19 . 13 12_16_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 13 03.10.15 , 11 : 16 AM
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Basic Disc Operations • This system can memorize the end point even when you press 7 once when playing back a DVD ( “ PRESS PLAY TO CONTINUE ” appears on the TV screen ) . When you start playback TV AUDIO again by pressing 3 / 8 , playback begins from where it has been DIMMER SLEEP AUDIO stopped — Resume play . Press 7 again , then press 3 / 8 to play back the DVD from the 1 2 3 4 beginning . Number buttons • When you start playback an MP3 or a JPEG file again by pressing 5 6 7 8 3 / 8 , playback begins from the beginning of the file which had MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 been played before you stopped playback . SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX – For in - depth information about MP3 / JPEG playback , see “ MP3 / JPEG Playback ” on pages 31 – 33 . CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO Notes : AUDIOVOL • The TV screen gets dark to save the screen when you leave the system for a few minutes without any operations after stopping TOP playback . Press some button to restore the screen brightness . MENU MENU • When the source is “ DVD / CD , ” the center unit turns off automatically to save electrical consumption in the following cases : ENTER ENTER – No playback starts for more than 20 minutes . – “ NO DISC ” is shown on the display for more than 20 minutes . Turn on the power again to use the system . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN 3 / 8 7 STEP / To stop playback for a moment DOWN - TUNING - UP ¢ / 4 Press 3 / 8 . AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM While pausing , the elapsed playing time flashes on the display . • To resume play , press 3 / 8 again . Moving to Another Chapter / Track / File To remove the disc To go to another chapter ( for DVD ) , track ( for Press 0 . CD and VCD ) , or file ( for MP3 and JPEG ) “ OPEN ” appears on the display and the disc tray comes out . Press ¢ or 4 repeatedly during playback . To close the disc tray , press 0 again . • ¢ : Skips to the beginning of the next or succeeding chapter , • If you do not press the button , the disc tray closes automatically in track , or file . a few minutes . • 4 : Goes back to the beginning of the current or previous chapter , track , or file . To turn off the power ( into standby ) • You can skip some 5 minutes forward / back with pressing ¢ / AUDIO Press AUDIO ( or STANDBY / ON on the front 4 while you are playing back a VCD track which is longer than panel ) . some 15 minutes . The STANDBY lamp lights up . ( or STANDBY / ON on the • If you press AUDIO To go to another track ( only possible on a CD front panel ) while the disc tray is kept open , the disc tray closes and VCD without PBC ) directly using the automatically , then the system is turned off . number buttons • A small amount of power is consumed even in standby mode . To Pressing the number buttons before or during play allows you to start turn the power off completely , unplug the AC power cord . playing the track number you want . If your TV is turned on , “ SELECT XX ” ( XX is the selected track number ) appears on the TV screen . To prohibit disc ejection • To select number 1 to 9 , press the corresponding number button , On the front panel ONLY : then press ENTER . ( or AUDIO on the remote 1 Press STANDBY / ON • To select number 15 , press 1 , 5 , then press ENTER . control ) to turn off the power . • To select number 23 , press 2 , 3 , then press ENTER . The STANDBY lamp lights up . SOURCE 2 Press and hold SOURCE for more than 5 seconds . Stopping Playback “ LOCKED ” appears on the display for a moment and the disc tray is locked . To stop playback Press 7 . To unlock the disc tray , turn off the power , then press and hold Playback stops . SOURCE for more than 5 seconds . “ UNLOCKED ” appears on the display for a moment and the disc tray is unlocked . • You can neither lock nor unlock the disc tray while the system is turned on . 14 12_16_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 14 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Basic Tuner Operations On the front panel : SOURCE Press SOURCE repeatedly until the desired band ( FM or AM ) appears on the display . TV AUDIO The last received station of the selected band is tuned into . DIMMER SLEEP 1 AUDIO • Each time you press the button , the source changes as follows : 1 2 3 4 DVD / CD DIGITAL IN 5 6 7 8 AUX AM FM MEMORY CANCEL 0 9 SOUND 2 FM / AM DVD FM / AM AUX 3 Adjust the Volume CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO From the remote control : 3 AUDIO VOL To increase the volume , AUDIOVOL AUDIOVOL + / – press and hold AUDIO VOL + . To decrease the volume , TOP MENU MENU press and hold AUDIO VOL – . ENTER On the front panel : VOLUME To increase the volume , turn VOLUME control clockwise . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN To decrease the volume , STEP / 4 TUNING turn VOLUME control counterclockwise . DOWN - TUNING - UP UP / DOWN AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM 4 Tune into a Station SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT PROGRESSIVE FM MODE From the remote control : Press and hold TUNING UP or DOWN until the DOWN - TUNING - UP RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM station frequency starts changing continuously on the display . The system starts searching for a station . • When a station of sufficient signal strength is tuned in , the system indicator lights up on the display . stops searching , and the For in - depth information about tuner operations , see On the front panel : “ Tuner Operations ” on pages 34 and 35 . 1 Press 7 so that “ MANUAL ” appears on the display . 2 Press and hold ¢ or 4 until the station frequency starts 1 Turn On the Power changing continuously on the display . The system starts searching for a station . Press AUDIO ( or STANDBY / ON on the front AUDIO panel ) . Notes : The STANDBY lamp goes off . indicator also • When an FM stereo program is received , the The source indication selected previously appears on the lights up . display . • When you press the button repeatedly , the frequency changes step by step . 2 Select the Band To turn off the power ( into standby ) From the remote control : Press AUDIO ( or STANDBY / ON on the front AUDIO Press FM / AM . panel ) . FM / AM The last received station of the selected band is tuned in . The STANDBY lamp lights up . • Each time you press the button , the band alternates • A small amount of power is consumed even in standby between FM and AM . mode . To turn the power off completely , unplug the AC power cord . 15 12_16_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 15 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Other Basic Operations 2 Start playback on the external component . • For in - depth information about the external component , see the manual supplied with it . TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP DIMMER SLEEP Notes : • When “ DIGITAL IN ” is selected as the source and the Dolby Digital 1 2 3 4 or DTS multi - channel signal is detected , Multichannel Surround is 5 6 7 8 activated automatically . For in - depth information about Multichannel Surround , see MEMORY CANCEL 0 9 “ Surround Mode Introduction ” on page 19 . SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX AUX • You can enjoy Dolby Pro Logic II mode when you playback any 2 - channel sources , either digital or analog . CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV For in - depth information about Dolby Pro Logic II modes , see TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO “ Surround Mode Introduction ” on page 19 . AUDIOVOL Turning Off the Power with the Timer TOP MENU MENU You can fall asleep while listening to music — Sleep Timer . ENTER From the remote control ONLY : SLEEP Press SLEEP . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN “ SLEEP ” and the shut - off time appear on the display . STEP / • Each time you press the button , the shut - off time changes DOWN - TUNING - UP as follows : 10 20 30 60 AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT 150 120 90 OFF PROGRESSIVE FM MODE ( Canceled ) When the shut - off time comes , the system turns off automatically . RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM To check or change the time remaining until the shut - off time Press SLEEP once . SLEEP The remaining time ( in minutes ) appears on the display . Enjoying Sounds from the External • By pressing SLEEP , you can change the shut - off time . Component To cancel the Sleep Timer You can enjoy sounds from the external components connected to SLEEP Press SLEEP repeatedly until “ OFF ” appears on the the AUDIO IN jacks and the DIGITAL IN terminal on the rear panel display . of the center unit . • Turning off the power also cancels the Sleep Timer . 1 Select AUX or DIGITAL IN as the source . Adjusting the Display Brightness From the remote control : Press AUX . AUX You can dim the display . • Each time you press the button , the source changes as follows : From the remote control ONLY : DIGITAL IN AUX Press DIMMER . DIMMER On the front panel : • Each time you press the button , the brightness level of the SOURCE display changes as follows : Press SOURCE repeatedly until “ DIGITAL IN ” or “ AUX ” appears on the display . Dimmer Dim DVD / CD DIGITAL IN Canceledsplay ) ( Normal Di AUX AM FM DIGITAL IN : select this to enjoy the external component connected to DIGITAL IN terminal . AUX : select this to enjoy the external component connected to AUDIO IN jacks . 16 12_16_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 16 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Creating Realistic Sound Fields � To adjust speaker output level You can adjust the output level of the center speaker , rear speakers , and subwoofer while listening to the test tone . TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP Press 3 / 2 while the test tone is coming out of L - F.BLANCE - R CENTER the speaker you want to adjust . 1 2 3 4 ENTER REAR SUBWOOFER The speaker output level appears on the display . 5 6 7 8 3 : Increases the output level ( to + 06 dB ) . BASS TREBLE 2 : Decreases the output level ( to – 06 dB ) . MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX SOUND To stop the test tone , press TEST TONE again . TEST TONE CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO Notes : • You cannot use this function while playing back a disc . Stop the disc AUDIOVOL playback to use this function when the source is DVD / CD . TOP • If no sounds come out of a speaker , check the speaker’s MENU MENU connection ( see pages 6 and 7 ) . • You cannot adjust the output level of rear speakers separately . See 3 / 2 “ Adjusting the Sound ” below to adjust the balance of rear speakers . ENTER Adjusting the Sound CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN STEP / You can adjust the sound balance and the tone . DOWN - TUNING - UP It is recommended to turn on your TV and make adjustments from your actual listening point . AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM You can adjust the following settings : SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT PL II PROGRESSIVE FM MODE Balance FRONT BALANCE : To adjust the output balance for the front RM - STHA25J speakers ( from – 00 to – 06 , OFF * ) . DVD THEATER SYSTEM REAR BALANCE : To adjust the output balance for the rear speakers ( from – 00 to – 06 , OFF * ) . CEN LEVEL : To adjust the output level of the center Output speaker ( from – 06 dB to + 06 dB ) . REAR LEVEL : To adjust the output level of the rear Using the Test Tone level speakers ( from – 06 dB to + 06 dB ) . You can check whether each speaker is connected properly . S / W LEVEL : To adjust the output level of the subwoofer ( from – 06 dB to + 06 dB ) . From the remote control ONLY : BASS : To adjust the output level of the bass tone ( from – 10 dB to + 10 dB , at 2 dB Tone step ) . 1 Press PL II repeatedly to activate all the TREBLE : To adjust the output level of the treble speakers . tone ( from – 10 dB to + 10 dB , at 2 dB The audio channel indicators light up on the display as follows step ) . when all the speakers are activated : C - DLY : To adjust delay time for the center L C R speaker when the digital multichannel SW Delay surround is activated ( from 0 msec to 5 RS LS msec ) . • You can also activate all the speakers by loading a digital R - DLY : To adjust delay time of the rear speakers multichannel disc . for each surround mode . 2 Press TEST TONE . TESTTONE * When you set to OFF , no sound comes out from the speaker . The test tone comes out of the speakers in the following order : Notes : Left front speaker Center speaker You can also adjust the output level ( CEN LEVEL , REAR LEVEL , and S / W LEVEL ) while using the test tone . See “ Using the Test Tone ” on Right front speaker Subwoofer the left column . Left rear speaker Right rear speaker 17 17_20_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 17 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Creating Realistic Sound Fields • You can also adjust the sound setting referring to the display � Basic sound adjustment procedure on the center unit . Refer to the display indication when you Ex . : To adjust the front speaker balance want to adjust the sound using sources other than discs . From the remote control ONLY : Sound adjustment indication on the display Ex . : Front balance L C R 1 Play the disc you want to use for the sound SW RS LS adjustment . Left front level Right front level SOUND 2 Press SOUND repeatedly until “ FRONT Ex . : Center level BALANCE ” and the adjustment bar L C R SW appear on the TV screen . RS LS Each time you press the button , the adjustment indication on the TV screen changes as follows : Center output level Ex . : Rear delay time L R FRONT BALANCE L C R SW RS LS R L REAR BALANCE Rear delay time CEN LEVEL 0dB 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the other items . REAR LEVEL 0dB S / W ( subwoofer ) LEVEL 0dB • On delay time adjustment You can adjust and store the delay time setting for each BASS 00dB surround mode . Select the surround mode you want to adjust before starting delay time adjustment . TREBLE 00dB • Adjustable range 1 * 2 * C - DLY Digital Multichannel C - DLY : 0 msec to 5 msec Surround : 1 * 3 R - DLY : 0 msec to 15 msec * R - DLY Dolby Pro Logic II modes ( R - DLY only ) PLII MUSIC : 0 msec to 15 msec 1 * : No adjustment bar appears on the TV screen when you PLII MOVIE : 10 msec to 25 msec adjust the delay time . Refer to the display on the center unit PLII MATRIX : 0 msec to 15 msec to adjust the delay time . 2 : “ C - DLY ” is adjustable only when the digital multichannel * PRO LOGIC : 10 msec to 25 msec surround ( Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround ) is 1 msec increase ( or decrease ) in delay time corresponds to activated . 30 cm increase ( or decrease ) in distance . 3 : “ R - DLY ” is adjustable only when the digital multichannel * surround or one of Dolby Pro Logic II modes is activated . Center speaker Left front Right front speaker speaker There is a time limit in doing the following steps . If the setting is 2 canceled before you finish , press SOUND and start from step Subwoofer again . 3.0 m 3 Press 3 or 2 to adjust the output 2.7 m balance ( – 00 to – 06 , OFF ) . 2.4 m ENTER 3 : Decreases the left speaker output , or 2.1 m restores the right speaker output . 2 : Decreases the right speaker output , or restores the left speaker output . Left rear Right rear speaker speaker Ex . : In this case , set R - DLY to “ 3MS ” 18 17_20_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 18 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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� Dolby Pro Logic II modes Surround Mode Introduction * Dolby Pro Logic II You can use the following surround to reproduce a realistic sound Dolby Pro Logic II is the multichannel playback format to decode field . any 2 channel ( stereo ) sources — either digital or analog — into 5.1 • Multichannel Surround — Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround channel . • Dolby Pro Logic II modes Matrix - based encoding / decoding method for Dolby Pro Logic II makes no limitation for the cutoff frequency of the rear treble and enables stereo rear sound compared to conventional Dolby Pro � Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround Logic . To enjoy surround effectively , all the speakers need to be Dolby Pro Logic II enables to reproduce spacious sound from connected and activated . original sound without adding any new sounds and tonal colorations . Dolby Pro Logic II has four modes — Music mode , Movie mode , Dolby Digital * Matrix mode , and Pro Logic mode : Pro Logic II Music ( PLII MUSIC ) — suitable for reproduction of Used to reproduce multichannel sound tracks of the software any 2 channel stereo music sources . You can enjoy wide and deep ) . encoded with Dolby Digital ( sound by using this mode . Dolby Digital encoding method ( so - called discrete 5.1 channel Pro Logic II Movie ( PLII MOVIE ) — suitable for reproduction of digital audio format ) records and digitally compresses the left front DOLBY SURROUND . Dolby Surround encoded sources bearing the mark channel , right front channel , center channel , left surround channel , You can enjoy sound field very close to the one created with discrete right surround channel , and LFE channel signals ( total 6 channels , 5.1 channel sounds . but LFE channel is counted as 0.1 channel . Therefore , called 5.1 Pro Logic II Matrix ( PLII MATRIX ) — suitable for reproduction channel ) . of monaural sources . Since each channel is completely independent from the other Pro Logic ( PRO LOGIC ) — suitable for reproduction of sources channel signals to avoid interference , you can obtain much better encoded with Dolby Surround . sound quality with much stereo and surround effects . • When one of Dolby Pro Logic II modes is activated , the When the system detects Dolby Digital signals , the indicator lights up on the display . indicator lights up on the display . DTS Digital Surround * * Used to reproduce multichannel sound tracks of the software encoded with DTS ( or ) . DTS Digital Surround is another discrete 5.1 channel digital audio format available on CD , LD , and DVD software . Compared to Dolby Digital , audio compression rate is relatively low . This fact allows DTS Digital Surround format to add breadth and depth to the reproduced sounds . As a result , DTS Digital Surround features natural , solid and clear sound . When the system detects DTS signals , the indicator lights up on the display . * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories . “ Dolby , ” “ Pro * * “ DTS ” and “ DTS Digital Surround ” are registered trademarks of Logic , ” and the double - D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Digital Theater Systems , Inc . Laboratories . Confidential Unpublished Works . © 1992 – 1997 Dolby Laboratories . All rights reserved . 19 17_20_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 19 03.10.15 , 11 : 18 AM
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Creating Realistic Sound Fields Activating the Surround Mode You can enjoy Digital Multichannel Surround ( Dolby Digital and TV AUDIO DTS Digital Surround ) and Dolby Pro Logic II . DIMMER SLEEP 1 2 3 4 To activate Digital Multichannel Surround When you start playback a Dolby Digital or DTS multichannel disc , 5 6 7 8 the system detects it and activate Multichannel Surround MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 automatically . SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX • When Dolby Digital is detected , the indicator lights CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV up on the display . TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO • When DTS Digital Surround is detected , the indicator lights up on the display . AUDIOVOL TOP MENU MENU To activate Dolby Pro Logic II modes You can use Dolby Pro Logic II when you playback any 2 channel ENTER sources , either digital or analog . PL II . Press CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN PL The current Pro Logic II mode appears on the display for STEP / a while . DOWN - TUNING - UP • Each time you press the button , Pro Logic II mode changes as follows : AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM PL II SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT PLII MUSIC PLII MOVIE PLII MATRIX PROGRESSIVE FM MODE STEREO PRO LOGIC ( PL II OFF ) RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM • When one of the Dolby Pro Logic II modes is activated , the indicator lights up on the display . Available surround according to the input signal format ‡ : Possible × : Impossible Digital Pro Logic II canceled Surround Multichannel PLII MUSIC PLII MOVIE PLII MATRIX PRO LOGIC ( STEREO ) Surround Analog × ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Linear PCM × ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Dolby Digital ‡ × × × × × Multichannel format Dolby Digital × ‡ * ‡ * ‡ * ‡ * ‡ * 2 ch Signal Dolby × ‡ * ‡ * ‡ * ‡ * Input ‡ * Surround DTS Digital ‡ × × × × × Multichannel DTS 2 ch × × × × × ‡ * Some discs have a certain fixed surround mode which cannot be MP3 × ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ changed . 20 17_20_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 20 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Disc Introduction — DVD / VCD / SVCD / CD This system has been designed to play back the following discs : DVD , If “ ” appears on the TV screen when pressing a button , the DVD - R , DVD - RW , Video CD ( VCD ) , Super Video CD ( SVCD ) , Audio disc cannot accept an operation you have tried to do , or CD ( CD ) , CD - R , and CD - RW . information required for that operation is not recorded in the disc . • This system can also play back MP3 and JPEG files recorded on NOTICE : In some cases , without showing “ , ” operations will CD - Rs and CD - RWs . For in - depth information about what MP3 not be accepted . and JPEG are , see “ MP3 / JPEG Introduction ” on page 30 . Disc structure — DVD , Video CD ( VCD / SVCD ) and Audio CD ( CD ) Discs you can play : A DVD consists of Titles , and each title may be divided into some Disc Mark Color Region Code Chapters . ( See Example 1 . ) Type ( Logo ) System Number * For example , if a DVD contains some movies , each movie may have its own title number , and it may be further divided into some chapters . 1 DVD On the other hand , a VCD / SVCD / CD consists of Tracks . ( See ALL Video Example 2 . ) In general , each song has its own track number . ( On some discs , each track may also be divided by Indexes . ) When playing back a VCD / SVCD with Playback Control ( PBC ) Video NTSC function , you can select what to view using the menu shown on the CD TV screen . ( While operating a VCD / SVCD using the menu , some of the functions such as Repeat and Track Search may not work . ) Super Example 1 : DVD Video CD COMPACT Audio DIGITAL AUDIO CD • On some DVD or VCD / SVCD discs , their actual operations Example 2 : VCD / SVCD / CD may be different from what is explained in this manual . This is due to the disc programming and disc structure , but not a malfunction of this system . • DVD - R / RW discs recorded with the DVD VIDEO format can be played back . However , some discs may not be played back Notes on CD - R and CD - RW because of the disc characteristics or recording conditions . User - edited CD - Rs ( Recordable ) and CD - RWs ( Rewritable ) can be Note that unfinalized disc cannot be played back . played back only if they are already “ finalized . ” • The following discs cannot be played back : • The system can play back CD - Rs or CD - RWs recorded on a – DVD - Audio , DVD - ROM , DVD - RAM , CD - ROM , CD - I , ( CD - I personal computer if they have been recorded in the VCD / SVCD Ready ) , Photo CD , SACD , etc . format , audio CD format , MP3 format , and JPEG format ( see page Playing back these discs will generate noise and damage the 30 ) . speakers . However , they may not be played back depending on their characteristics or recording conditions . * Note on Region Code • Before playing back CD - Rs or CD - RWs , read their instructions or DVD players and DVD have their own Region Code numbers . This cautions carefully . system only can play back DVD whose Region Code numbers • Some CD - Rs or CD - RWs may not be played back on this system include “ 1 . ” because of their disc characteristics , damage or stain on them , or if Examples : the built - in lens is dirty . • CD - RWs may require a longer readout time . This is caused by the fact that the reflectance of CD - RWs is lower than for regular CDs . This product incorporates copyright protection technology If a DVD with the inadequate Region Code numbers is loaded , that is protected by method claims of certain U.S . patents “ REGION ERR ” appears on the display and playback cannot and other intellectual property rights owned by start . Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners . Use of IMPORTANT : Before performing any operations , make sure of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by the following . . . . Macrovision Corporation , and is intended for home and • Check the connection with the TV . other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise • Turn on the TV and select the correct input on the TV to view the authorized by Macrovision Corporation . Reverse pictures or on - screen indications on the TV screen . engineering or disassembly is prohibited . • For DVD playback , you can change the Setup menu setting to your preference . ( See pages 38 to 40 . ) 21 21_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 21 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Disc Playback Using the On - Screen Bar You can only use the remote control for the operations in this “ Disc Playback ” section . You can check the following information on a disc while the disc is loaded , and you can use some functions through the on - screen bar . 7 Showing the On - Screen Bar From the remote control ONLY : TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP Press ON SCREEN . • Each time you press the button , the following ON SCREEN 1 2 3 4 on - screen bar appears on the TV screen in sequence . 5 6 7 8 MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 • DVD SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX DVD 01 / 05 004 / 030 0 : 00 : 28 1 / 1 CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO AUDIOVOL DVD EN 1 / 3 DE 02 / 17 OFF D TOP MENU MENU 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ ENTER ENTER The on - screen bar disappears ON SCREEN CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN • SVCD STEP / SVCD 01 / 01 OFF 0 : 00 : 28 DOWN - TUNING - UP AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT SVCD LR 1 / 4 1 / 2 PROGRESSIVE FM MODE RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM The on - screen bar disappears • VCD / CD CD 01 / 12 LR OFF 0 : 00 : 28 • For basic disc operations such as inserting a disc , starting * playback , and moving to another chapters / tracks , see “ Basic The on - screen bar disappears Disc Operations ” from pages 12 to 14 . * icon appears when you play back a VCD . VCD shows which types of disc are supported for the • operations explained in each section . Notes : Some discs contain several audio languages , subtitles , and multi - DVD and SVCD on - screen bar consist of two pages.You can also angle views . press 3 repeatedly to select next page instead of pressing When you find the following marks on the disc or its package , you ON SCREEN . can select these elements recorded on the disc . Subtitles are recorded on the disc . The number 3 inside the mark indicates the total number of the recorded subtitles . Several audio languages are recorded on the disc . 3 The number inside the mark indicates the total number of the recorded audio languages . Multi - angle views are recorded on the disc . The number inside the mark indicates the total number 3 of the recorded multi - angle views . If you cannot find out whether your disc contains these features listed above , you can check it by showing the on - screen bar . 22 22_29TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 22 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Contents of the on - screen bar 7 Basic operation through the On - Screen Bar See the corresponding pages for details of each function . • : Disc Type icon DVD VCD CD SVCD Ex . : To select “ TITL ( Repeat Title ) ” for the repeat mode • : Title icon during DVD play . Shows current title and total number of the titles on the disc . • : Chapter icon 1 Press ON SCREEN . The following on - screen bar appears on the TV Shows current chapter and total number of the chapters in the ON SCREEN screen . current title . • : Track icon DVD 01 / 05 004 / 030 0 : 00 : 28 1 / 1 Shows current track and total number of the tracks on the disc . • : Time icon Shows the elapsed playing time or remaining time . See page 25 . 2 Press 3 / 2 repeatedly to select OFF . ” “ • : Multi - angle icon ENTER The color of the icon changes when Shows current angle and total number of the angle views in the selected . scene . See page 25 . • Each time you press the button , the selected icon changes one after another . • : Audio language icon Shows current audio language and total number of languages in the current chapter or track . See page 24 . DVD EN 1 / 3 DE 02 / 17 OFF D D : • Sound signal icon ( Ex . : Dolby Digital ) When the sound signal is Dolby Digital or DTS , the sound signal 3 Press 5 / ∞ repeatedly to select icon appears . the desired option . • : Subtitle language icon • Each time you press the button , the ENTER Shows current subtitle language and total number of languages options change . in the current chapter or track . See page 24 . • : Sound channel icon Shows current output sound channel . See page 25 . DVD EN 1 / 3 DE 02 / 17 TITL D • : Repeat mode icon Shows current Repeat Play mode . See page 28 . ENTER 4 Press ENTER . The setting changes . 5 Press ON SCREEN . The on - screen bar disappears . ON SCREEN 23 22_29TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 23 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Disc Playback DVD EN 1 / 3 DE 02 / 17 OFF D TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP EN 1 / 3 FR 2 / 3 1 2 3 4 ES 3 / 3 5 6 7 8 MEMORY CANCEL 0 9 Ex . : When the DVD has 3 audio languages — SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX English ( EN ) , French ( FR ) , and Spanish ( ES ) . CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV 4 Press ENTER . ENTER TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO The setting changes . AUDIOVOL 5 Press ON SCREEN . TOP MENU MENU The on - screen bar disappears . ON SCREEN 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ ENTER Notes : ENTER CHOICE / TIME Language names are not appear on the on - screen bar when you play ON SCREEN back an SVCD . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN STEP / To change the DVD audio language with one DOWN - TUNING - UP button AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM AUDIO ANGLE AUDIO Press AUDIO . SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT SUBTITLE • Each time you press the button , the audio language changes as follows : PROGRESSIVE FM MODE AUDIO : 3 / 3 AC - 3 5.1 ES AUDIO : 2 / 3 AC - 3 5.1 FR RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM AUDIO : 1 / 3 AC - 3 5.1 EN Ex . : When the DVD has 3 audio languages — English ( EN ) , French ( FR ) , and Spanish ( ES ) . Selecting the Audio Languages While playing back a DVD / SVCD containing audio languages Selecting the Subtitles ( sound track ) , you can select the language ( sound track ) to listen to . • You can set your favorite audio language as the initial audio While playing back a DVD containing subtitles in different language ( for DVD only ) . ( See page 38 . ) languages , you can select the subtitle to be displayed on the TV screen . • You can set your favorite subtitle language as the initial language 1 Press ON SCREEN . shown on the screen . ( See page 38 . ) The on - screen bar appears on the TV screen . ON SCREEN Press SUBTITLE . SUBTITLE 2 Press 3 / 2 repeatedly to select The on - screen bar appears on the TV screen for a while . “ . ” • Each time you press the button , the subtitle language ENTER The color of the icon changes when changes as follows : selected . SUBTITLE 01 / 03 EN SUBTITLE 02 / 03 FR 3 Press 5 / ∞ repeatedly to select SUBTITLE OFF SUBTITLE 03 / 03 ES the desired language . ENTER Ex . : When the DVD has 3 selections — English , French , Spanish and no subtitle ( OFF ) Notes : You can also change the subtitle by using the on - screen bar . 24 22_29TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 24 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Selecting the Playback Channel Checking the Remaining Time When you play back a karaoke VCD / SVCD or CD , you can select While playing back a disc , you can check the remaining time . the left channel or right channel to listen to . From the remote control ONLY : AUDIO Press AUDIO repeatedly . Press CHOICE / TIME during play . • Each time you press the button , the sound mode changes The on - screen bar and the current playing time CHOICE / TIME as follows : indication appear on the TV screen . • Each time you press the button , the following indication appears MONO RIGHT MONO LEFT on the TV screen : STEREO For DVD MONO LEFT : Select this to listen to the left channel sound . CHAPTER REMAIN CHAPTER ELAPSED MONO RIGHT : Select this to listen to the right channel sound . STEREO : Select this to listen to both channel sounds . TITLE REMAIN TITLE ELAPSED REMEMBER to select “ STEREO ” to restore normal stereo TITLE ELAPSED : playback after playing back a karaoke VCD / SVCD or CD using Select this to show the elapsed playing time of the current title . “ MONO LEFT ” or “ MONO RIGHT . ” TITLE REMAIN : Select this to show the remaining time of the current title . Notes : CHAPTER ELAPSED : • You can also change the playback channel by using the on - screen Select this to show the elapsed playing time of the current bar . chapter . • This function does not work on a DTS CD though the mode CHAPTER REMAIN : indication appears and changes . Select this to show the remaining time of the current chapter . Selecting the Multi - Angle Views For VCD / SVCD / CD TRACK REMAIN TRACK ELAPSED While playing back a DVD containing multi - angle views , you can view the same scene at different angles . TOTAL REMAIN TOTAL ELAPSED • When you play back the DVD containing multi - angle views , appears on the TV screen . TRACK ELAPSED : From the remote control ONLY : Select this to show the elapsed playing time of the current track . ANGLE Press ANGLE . TRACK REMAIN : • Each time you press the button , the view angle changes . Select this to show the remaining time of the current track . TOTAL ELAPSED : Select this to show the total elapsed playing time of the disc . 1 / 3 2 / 3 TOTAL REMAIN : Select this to show the total remaining time of the disc . 3 / 3 Ex . : When the disc has 3 multi - angle views Notes : • You can also change the view angle by using the on - screen bar . • When the on - screen bar is shown on the TV screen , Multi - angle view indication also changes as follows : 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 does • You cannot change the view angle in the chapter where not appear even if the on - screen bar indicate multi - angle view ( the on - screen bar shows the number of angles contained in the current title , not chapter ) . 25 22_29TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 25 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Disc Playback For VCD / SVCD Some VCDs and SVCDs have menus for interactive operations or a contents search function . The Play Back Control function ( PBC ) TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP allows you to operate the VCD / SVCD using such menus . When you start playing a VCD / SVCD with PBC function , a menu 1 2 3 4 will automatically appear on the TV screen . ( “ MENU ” will also Number appear on the display . ) buttons 5 6 7 8 • Some VCDs or SVCDs with PBC function do not show menus MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 automatically . This is due to their disc structures . SOUND • A menu may be a list of items , divided screens , or some moving DVD FM / AM AUX pictures . See “ PBC operation concept ” below . CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV When a menu appears , you can select a desired item on the menu . TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO • When a list of items is displayed on the TV screen , press the number buttons to select an item . AUDIOVOL • When “ 3 ” or “ SELECT ” is displayed on the TV screen , press MENU TOP 3 / 8 to start playback . MENU MENU TOP MENU 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ ENTER To go to the next submenu ENTER Press ¢ . ON SCREEN CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN 3 / 8 STEP / To return to the previous submenu DOWN - TUNING - UP ¢ / 4 ¡ / 1 Press 4 . AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT RETURN To cancel the PBC playback PROGRESSIVE FM MODE You can cancel the menu - driven operations ( PBC function ) : 1 Press 7 to stop playback . RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM 2 Press the number buttons to select a track , then press ENTER . Normal playback starts from the selected track . • You can also turn on and off the PBC function by MENU pressing MENU on the remote control . Each time you press the button , the PBC function turns on and off . Disc Menu - Driven Playback For DVD PBC operation Disc menu - driven playback is possible while playing back a DVD concept with menu ( the menu may consist of still pictures or moving pictures depending on the disc ) . • When operating a DVD using the DVD menu , refer also to the instructions supplied for the DVD . DVD generally have their own menus or title lists . A menu usually contains various information about the disc and playback selections . On the other hand , a title list usually contains titles of movies and songs recorded . From the remote control ONLY : MENU 1 Press MENU or TOP MENU . Notes : A menu or title list will appear on the TV screen . “ MENU ” appears on the display . While operating a VCD / SVCD using menu , some of the functions TOP MENU • On some DVDs , a menu will automatically appear such as repeat play may not work . on the screen after playback starts . 2 Select a desired item on the menu or on the title list , using 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ ENTER and ENTER . The unit starts playback of the selected item . • On some DVDs , you can also select items by pressing the number buttons corresponding to the item numbers listed . 26 22_29TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 26 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Notes : Moving to a Particular Portion • You can also select a desired title , chapter or track by using 5 / ∞ in Directly step 3 . by simply pressing the • You can move to another track directly You can move to another title , chapter , track , or particular portion in corresponding number buttons , then ENTER while playing back a CD / VCD / SVCD ( you can skip steps 1 and 2 ) . the chapter / title ( DVD ) or the disc ( CD / VCD / SVCD ) directly . • Some DVDs reject the playing time input . This is due to their disc structures , and not a malfunction . From the remote control ONLY : 1 Press ON SCREEN . Searching for a Particular The on - screen bar will appear on the TV screen . ON SCREEN Point 2 Press 3 / 2 to select one of the icons below . You can search for a particular point while playing a disc — Variable ENTER Speed Forward / Reverse Search . • No sound comes out during Variable Speed Forward / Reverse For DVD Search except for CD double - speed search . : Select this to move to another title . • Normal playback begins automatically when playback moves to : Select this to move to another chapter . the next or previous title / track . : Select this to move to a particular portion . • You can input the chapter elapsed time when the on - screen To fast - forward the chapter / track — Variable bar shows the chapter elapsed / remaining time . While the Speed Forward Search title elapsed / remaining time is shown , you can input the title elapsed time . See “ Checking the Remaining Time ” on From the remote control ONLY : page 25 to change the time indication . Press ¡ during playback or pause . • Each time you press the button , the search speed changes For VCD / SVCD / CD and is shown on the TV screen as follows : : Select this to move to another track . : Select this to move to a particular portion . FF 4x FF ( Fast Forward ) 2x • You can only input the total elapsed time of the disc even PLAY ( Normal play ) FF 8x FF 32x if the track elapsed / remaining time is shown . To reverse the chapter / track — Variable Speed 3 Press the number buttons to 1 2 3 4 Reverse Search select a desired title , chapter , 5 6 7 8 From the remote control ONLY : track , or playing time , then press ENTER . Press 1 during playback or pause . MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 The system starts playback of the • Each time you press the button , the search speed changes selected item . and is shown on the TV screen as follows : FR 4x FR ( Fast Reverse ) 2x How to input the title , chapter and track PLAY ( Normal play ) FR 8x FR 32x number Select the title / chapter / track number with the number buttons , then To resume normal play press ENTER to start playback . Press 3 / 8 . • To select number 5 , press 5 . • To select number 12 , press 1 , 2 . Notes : • To select number 22 , press 2 , 2 . The displayed search speed is an approximate value . About 3 seconds after you pressed number buttons , playback starts automatically from the selected title / chapter / track without pressing ENTER . How to input the playing time Press the number buttons to input the playing time , then press ENTER to start playback from the selected elapsed playing time . • To input time “ 00 : 45 : 23 , ” press 4 , 5 , 2 , 3 . • To input time “ 01 : 23 : 45 , ” press 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 . • To cancel a mis - entry , press CANCEL . Each time you press the button , the last entry will be erased . About 3 seconds after you pressed number buttons , playback starts automatically from the selected time without pressing ENTER . 27 22_29TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 27 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Disc Playback For VCD / SVCD / CD REPEAT:TRACK REPEAT:DISC TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP ( REPT TRACK ) * ( REPT DISC ) * REPEAT:OFF 1 2 3 4 ( REPEAT OFF ) * 5 6 7 8 * appearing on the display MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX REPEAT:TRACK : Current track will be repeated . REPEAT:DISC : All the disc will be repeated . CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV REPEAT:OFF : Repeat play is canceled . ( Normal play is TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO resumed . ) AUDIOVOL To cancel Repeat Play TOP MENU MENU Press REPEAT repeatedly to select “ REPEAT:OFF . ” 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ ENTER ENTER 7 A – B Repeat ON SCREEN During playback , you can also select a portion you want to repeat . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN STEP 3 / 8 • A – B repeat is not performed between different titles . STEP / • An interval of more than 5 seconds is required between point A DOWN - TUNING - UP and point B . AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM ZOOM Example : SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT REPEAT SLOW PROGRESSIVE FM MODE REPEAT:A – RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM REPEAT:A – B From the remote control ONLY : Repeating Playback 1 Press ON SCREEN . During the VCD playback using the PBC function , you can only use The on - screen bar will appear on the TV screen . ON SCREEN the A - B repeat function . 7 Repeat Play 2 Press 3 / 2 to select the repeat ” on the on mode icon “ From the remote control ONLY : ENTER screen bar . Press REPEAT repeatedly to select the repeat REPEAT mode . FM MOD The repeat mode appears on the TV screen and the display . • Each time you press the button , the repeat mode changes as follows : 3 Press 5 / ∞ repeatedly to select For DVD A - . ” “ ENTER REPEAT:TITLE REPEAT:CHAPTER ( REPT CHAPT ) * ( REPT TITLE ) * REPEAT:OFF 4 Press ENTER to select the start point . ( REPEAT OFF ) * ENTER “ REPEAT A – ” appears on the display and “ A – ” * appearing on the display changes to “ A – ? ” on the on - screen bar . REPEAT:CHAPTER : Current chapter will be repeated . 5 Press ENTER again to select the end ENTER REPEAT:TITLE : Current title will be repeated . point . REPEAT:OFF : Repeat play is canceled . ( Normal play is “ REPEAT A – ” changes to “ REPEAT A – B ” and “ resumed . ) A – ? ” changes to “ A – B , ” then A – B repeat begins . The unit automatically locates point A and starts repeated playback between points A and B . 28 22_29TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 28 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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To cancel A – B Repeat 7 Slow Motion Playback Press 5 / ∞ to select “ OFF ” in step 3 , then press ENTER . You can enjoy slow motion playback while playing a DVD , VCD , or SVCD . “ REPEAT A - B ” disappears from the display and “ REPEAT:OFF ” From the remote control ONLY : appears on the TV screen . SLOW Press SLOW repeatedly during playback or pause . • Each time you press the button , slow motion speed PROGRESSIVE On some DVDs , A – B Repeat may not be used even within the changes and is shown on the TV screen as follows : same title . This is due to their disc structures , and not a malfunction of the unit . For DVD : 1 / 4 1 / 8 1 / 2 SF ( Slow Forward ) SF SF ( Normal play ) PLAY 1 / 8 1 / 4 1 / 2 SR ( Slow Reverse ) SR SR Special Picture Playback For SVCD / VCD : 7 Still Picture / Frame - by - Frame Playback 1 / 4 1 / 6 1 / 2 SF ( Slow Forward ) SF SF You can advance the motion picture frame by frame . ( Normal play ) PLAY From the remote control ONLY : Notes : 1 Press STEP once during playback . STEP Reverse slow playback does not work with SVCD / VCDs . Playback is paused and “ STEP ” appears on the TV screen . 7 Zoom You can zoom in on the picture while playing back a DVD , VCD , or STEP SVCD . From the remote control ONLY : ZOOM 1 Press ZOOM . The zoom indicator and “ SELECT ZOOM POSITION ” appears on the TV screen . SELECT ZOOM POSITION 2 Press STEP repeatedly to advance the STEP Zoom indicator + picture frame by frame . • Each time you press the button , the picture advances frame by frame . 2 Press 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ to move the area STEP STEP STEP STEP STEP STEP ENTER you want to watch . 3 Press ENTER . ENTER • Each time you press the button while the indication To resume normal play appears , the magnification changes as follows : Press 3 / 8 . ZOOM x1.5 ZOOM x2 ZOOM x3 ZOOM x2 ZOOM x1.5 ZOOM OFF + • You can move the zoomed area with pressing 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ repeatedly . To cancel the ZOOM Press ZOOM again . Notes : You cannot zoom a JPEG picture . 29 22_29TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 29 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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MP3 / JPEG Introduction This system is incorporated with an MP3 decoder and JPEG What is JPEG ? decoder . You can play back MP3 tracks ( files ) and JPEG files A still - picture data compression system proposed by the Joint recorded on CD - Rs and CD - RWs . Photographic Expert Group , which features small decrease in image • Notice that “ files ” and “ tracks ” are used interchangeably in the quality in spite of its high compression ratio . MP3 explanation . Disc structure Notes : On a JPEG disc , each still picture ( material ) is recorded as a file . This system can play back a disc containing both MP3 and JPEG Files are usually grouped into a folder . Folders can also include files . another folders , creating hierarchical folder layers . • A maximum of 5 000 images can be stored on one CD . What is MP3 ? • If there is any type of files other than JPEG files in a folder , those MP3 is an abbreviation of Motion Picture Experts Group ( or MPEG ) files are also counted in the total number of 5 000 . Audio Layer 3 . MP3 is simply a file format with a data compression ratio of 1 : 10 ( 128 Kbps * ) . That means , by using MP3 format , one NOTES on JPEG discs CD - R or CD - RW can contain 10 times as much data volume as a • JPEG discs ( either CD - R or CD - RW ) require a longer readout regular CD can . time . ( It differs due to the complexity of the directory / file * Bit rate is the average number of bits that one second of audio data configuration . ) will consume . The measuring unit used is Kbps ( 1000 bits per • When making a JPEG disc , select ISO 9660 Level 1 , Level 2 or second ) . Joliet as the disc format . To get a better audio quality , choose a higher bit rate . The most • This system supports “ multi - session ” discs ( up to 99 sessions ) . popular bit rate for encoding ( recording ) is 128 Kbps . • This system cannot play “ packet write ” discs . • The system can read or play JPEG files only with the extension MP3 File Compatibility code — “ . jpg ” . • This system can only read MP3 files that are recorded in the • Some JPEG discs may not be played back because of their disc format that is compliant with ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2 , and characteristics or recording conditions . Joliet . • The system can read or play MP3 files only with the extension code — “ . mp3 ” . For in - depth information about a disc to be played back , see “ Disc Introduction — DVD / VCD / SVCD / CD ” on page 21 . Disc structure — How are MP3 files recorded and played back ? “ MP3 files ( tracks ) ” can be recorded in “ directories ( or folders ) , ” in PC terminology . Playback Information on the display During recording , the files and directories can be arranged in a way similar to arranging files and folder / directories of computer data . L R “ Root ” is similar to the root of a tree . Every file and directory can be SW MP3 linked to the root . In compliance with ISO 9660 , the maximum allowable depth of File name nested directories — so - called “ hierarchy ” — is 300 ( inclusive of the root ) . L R SW Playback order , files search order , and directory search order of the MP3 files recorded on a disc are determined by the writing ( or Elapsed playing File No . encoding ) application ; therefore , playback order may be different time from the one you have intended while recording the folders / L R SW directories and the files . JPEG Fixed to “ 0 : 00 : 00 ” File No . Note on MP3 discs MP3 discs ( either CD - R or CD - RW ) require a longer readout time . L R SW ( It differs due to the complexity of the directory / file configuration . ) File name 30 30_33_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 30 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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MP3 / JPEG Playback To stop playback for a moment MENU MENU Press 3 / 8 . The picture stays on the TV screen when you play back ENTER ENTER a JPEG file . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN To resume play , press 3 / 8 again or ENTER . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN 7 3 / 8 STEP / To stop during playback DOWN - TUNING - UP 4 / ¢ Press 7 . AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM • The picture disappears and the on - screen display appears on the TV screen when you stop playing back a JPEG file . SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT PROGRESSIVE FM MODE To remove the disc Press 0 . RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM “ OPEN ” appears on the display and the disc tray comes out . To close the disc tray , press 0 again . Showing the On - Screen Bar Starting Playback You can show the following information on the TV screen while a disc is loaded . It is recommended to turn on your TV when playing back MP3 or JPEG files . From the remote control ONLY : Press ON SCREEN . Insert a disc . • Each time you press the button , the following on - screen After detecting the disc , playback starts automatically . ON SCREEN bar appears and disappears . • The contents recorded on the disc are shown on the TV screen while playing back an MP3 file . The on - screen bar • JPEG files ( still pictures ) are automatically shown on TV screen one after another with the on - screen bar . 1 2 3 • Press ON SCREEN to show the on - screen bar . 0001 / 0003 0 : 00 : 28 OFF On - screen bar 0002 / 0003 0 : 00 : 28 OFF 1 : Current file and total number of the items in the ROOT . . 0 current folder ALPHA AAA 1 BETA ALFA01 2 • Ex . : 1st file is playing out of 3 files in the current folder . GAMMA BRAVO02 3 DELTA CHINA03 4 On - screen display 2 : Time indicator Each time you press CHOICE / TIME while playing back MP3 files , the indication changes between the elapsed Notes : playing time and the remaining time of the current file . • If the loaded disc is recorded in an unplayable format , “ WRONG The indication is fixed “ 0 : 00 : 00 ” when a JPEG file is played DISC ” appears on the display . See also “ Disc Introduction — DVD / back . VCD / SVCD / CD ” on page 21 for the disc compatibility . 3 : Repeat mode indicator • The picture size of the JPEG file changes automatically to fit the TV You can check the current repeat mode . The indication screen . • You cannot zoom a JPEG picture . changes according to the repeat mode as follows : TRACK DIR To go to another file REPEAT:TRACK REPEAT:DIR Press ¢ or 4 during playback . • ¢ : Skip to the beginning of the next file . OFF DISC • 4 : Skip to the beginning of the current or previous file . REPEAT OFF REPEAT:DISC See “ Repeating Playback ” on page 33 for the detail of each Notes : repeat mode . It requires a longer time to read out data when playback moves to files in another folder . It is not malfunction . The time varies with the number and type of files in the folder . 31 30_33_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 31 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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MP3 / JPEG Playback The on - screen display TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP 0001 / 0003 0 : 00 : 28 OFF 3 1 Number 1 2 3 4 . . . . 0 4 buttons ALPHA AAA 1 2 5 6 7 8 BETA ANT01 2 5 GAMMA BULL02 3 DELTA COOT03 4 MEMORY CANCEL 0 9 DOG04 5 6 6 ELEPHANT05 SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX 7 FOX06 CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV 7 TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO 1 : Folder column AUDIOVOL • Ex . : 4 folders exist in the current level : ALPHA , BETA , TOP GAMMA , and DELTA . MENU MENU MENU 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ 2 : Current folder ENTER The name of the current folder is highlighted . ENTER 3 : Content column The contents of the current folder are shown on this column . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN • Ex . : 1 folder and 6 or more * files in the current folder . STEP / * Only 7 file / folder names can be shown on the column at DOWN - TUNING - UP once . You can scroll the column with ∞ / 5 buttons . AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM 4 : Top cells You can move back to the folder that contains the current SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT REPEAT folder by selecting the top cell of either column . PROGRESSIVE FM MODE 5 : Current file ( Ex . : MP3 file ) RM - STHA25J The name of the current file is highlighted . DVD THEATER SYSTEM 6 : Item number Use this number when you select a particular file or folder with the number buttons . 7 : Item type indicator The item type ( folder , MP3 file , or JPEG file ) is shown . Operations Using the On - Screen Display Notes : You can select the file to play back on the on - screen display while • Only the first 11 letters of the file or folder name appear on the TV playback is stopped . screen . • The file extensions — “ . mp3 ” and “ . jpg ” — are not displayed . From the remote control ONLY : Button To do ENTER Start playback or go into a folder . Select a file or folder . 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ To start playback of the selected file Press 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ to select the file , then press ENTER . ENTER The system starts playback from the selected file . 32 30_33_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 32 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Selecting a Particular File / Folder Directly Browsing Pictures in the Current Folder You can move to a particular file / folder in the current folder directly . You can browse pictures in the current folder in smaller size . From the remote control ONLY : JPEG file ONLY : MENU Press the number buttons to select a file / folder 1 Press MENU . JPEG files in the current folder are shown on nine number ( item number ) you want , then press windows . ENTER . Selected picture The system starts playback from the selected file . 0001 / 0003 0 : 00 : 28 OFF . . . . 0 Item numbers ALPHA AAA 1 BETA ANT01 2 GAMMA BULL02 3 DELTA COOT03 4 DOG04 5 6 ELEPHANT05 7 FOX06 Select to go to the previous page ( 4 ) or the next page ( ¢ ) . 1 2 3 4 • To select number 5 , press 5 , then ENTER . 5 6 7 8 2 Press 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ to select the • To select number 10 , press 1 , 0 , then desired picture , then press ENTER . 9 0 ENTER • To select number 23 , press 2 , 3 , then ENTER . ENTER . Normal playback starts from the file you • To select number 123 , press 1 , 2 , 3 , then ENTER . select . Notes : Notes : When selecting the number of a folder , the contents of the folder • The pictures appearing on the windows at first vary with the picture appear on the content column . you have selected or played back before pressing MENU . • It requires a longer time to show pictures on the windows . The time varies with the number and size of items in the current folder . Repeating Playback A – B repeat cannot be used when MP3 or JPEG files are played Rotating and Flipping a Picture back . You can enjoy only repeat play . You can rotate / flip a picture during JPEG file playback . To repeat playback — Repeat Play JPEG file ONLY : From the remote control ONLY : Press 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ . Press REPEAT repeatedly . REPEAT The picture rotates / flips each time you press the buttons . • Each time you press the button , repeat mode changes and appears on the TV screen as follows : FM MOD 3 : Rotate the picture 90 ˚ clockwise . 2 : Rotate the picture 90 ˚ counter - clockwise . REPEAT:TRACK REPEAT:DIR 5 : Flip the picture vertically . ∞ : Flip the picture horizontally . REPEAT:OFF REPEAT:DISC Ex . : Flipping a picture REPEAT:TRACK : Current file will be repeated . The picture Pressing ∞ once stand still when playing back a JPEG file . REPEAT:DIR : Files in the current folder ( directory ) will be repeated . REPEAT:DISC : All files on the disc will be repeated . Pressing 5 once REPEAT:OFF : Repeat play is canceled . ( Normal play is resumed . ) Notes : You can check the repeat mode with on - screen bar . See “ Showing the On - Screen Bar ” on page 31 for the detail . 33 30_33_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 33 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Tuner Operations Tuning in Stations TV AUDIO From the remote control : DIMMER SLEEP FM / AM 1 Press FM / AM repeatedly to select the 1 2 3 4 band . The last received station of the selected band is tuned 5 6 7 8 in . MEMORY MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 • Each time you press the button , the band alternates between SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX FM / AM FM and AM . CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO DOWN - TUNING - UP 2 Press and hold TUNING UP or AUDIOVOL DOWN . TOP • TUNING UP : Increases the frequency . MENU MENU • TUNING DOWN : Decreases the frequency . ENTER The system starts searching for stations and stops when a station of sufficient signal strength is tuned in . CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN • When you press the button repeatedly , the frequency changes STEP / TUNING step by step . DOWN - TUNING - UP ¢ / 4 UP / DOWN On the front panel : AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM SOURCE 1 Press SOURCE repeatedly until the SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT FM MODE desired band ( FM or AM ) appears on the PROGRESSIVE FM MODE display . The last received station of the selected band is tuned in . RM - STHA25J DVD THEATER SYSTEM • Each time you press the button , the source changes as follows : DVD / CD DIGITAL IN AUX AM FM For basic tuner operations , see “ Basic Tuner Operations ” on page 2 Press 7 so that “ MANUAL ” appears on 15 . the display . • Each time you press the button , the operation mode of ¢ and 4 buttons alternates between “ PRESET ” and “ MANUAL . ” PRESET : Select this for using ¢ and 4 as the buttons to select the preset station . MANUAL : Select this for using ¢ and 4 as the buttons to change the frequency manually . 3 Press and hold ¢ or 4 . • ¢ : Increases the frequency . • 4 : Decreases the frequency . The system starts searching for stations and stops when a station of sufficient signal strength is tuned in . • When you press the button repeatedly , the frequency changes step by step . Notes : • When a station of sufficient signal strength is tuned in , the indicator lights up on the display . indicator also • When an FM stereo program is received , the lights up . 34 34_35_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 34 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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To tune in a preset station Using Preset Tuning From the remote control : Once a station is assigned to a channel number , the station can be FM / AM 1 Press FM / AM repeatedly to select the quickly tuned . You can preset up to 30 FM and 15 AM stations . band . The last received station of the selected band is tuned To store the preset stations in . From the remote control ONLY : • Each time you press the button , the band alternates between FM and AM . 1 Tune in the station you want to preset ( see “ Tuning in Stations ” ) . 2 Press ¢ or 4 repeatedly until the ST TUNED desired preset station appears on the L R SW MHz display . • ¢ : Increases the preset number . • 4 : Decreases the preset number . There is a time limit in doing the following steps . If the setting is 2 again . canceled before you finish , start from step • Press and hold ¢ or 4 to change the preset number continuously . 2 Press MEMORY . MEMORY The preset number appears on the display and the On the front panel : PRGM ( program ) indicator flashes . SOURCE 1 Press SOURCE repeatedly until the ST PRGM TUNED desired band appears on the display . L R SW MHz Preset number 2 Press 7 so that “ PRESET ” appears on the display . • Each time you press the button , the operation mode of 3 Press ¢ or 4 to select a preset ¢ and 4 buttons alternates between “ PRESET ” and number . “ MANUAL . ” • Press and hold ¢ or 4 to change the preset number continuously . PRESET : Select this for using ¢ and 4 as the buttons to select the preset station . MANUAL : Select this for using ¢ and 4 as the 4 Press MEMORY to store the preset station . MEMORY buttons to change the frequency manually . The PRGM indicator goes off , and the station is assigned to the selected preset number . 3 Press ¢ or 4 repeatedly until 5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you store all the stations the desired preset station appears on you want . the display . • ¢ : Increases the preset number . To erase a stored preset station • 4 : Decreases the preset number . Storing a new station on a used number erases the previously stored • Press and hold ¢ or 4 to change the preset number one . continuously . Selecting the FM Reception Mode When an stereo FM program tuned currently is noisy , you can change the FM reception mode to improve the reception . From the remote control ONLY : Press FM MODE . REPEAT The indicator goes off from the display and the program loses the stereo effect . FM MODE To resume the stereo effect , press FM MODE again . The stereo effect resumes . Notes : Be sure to change the FM reception mode to stereo when you change a station . 35 34_35_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 35 03.8.31 , 4 : 38 PM
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Setting Up the DVD Preferences Setting the System Preferences You can only use the remote control for the setup menu You can set the system preferences to match it to your usage and operations . operating circumstances . On the general setting menu , you can set the following : TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP - - GENERAL PAGE - - TV DISPLAY 1 2 3 4 OSD LANG ENGLISH FRENCH BLACK LEVEL DRC GERMAN 5 6 7 8 ITALIAN MAIN PAGE SPANISH MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO TV DISPLAY : Select the TV screen size for playing back a DVD AUDIOVOL recorded with 16 : 9 wide screen video signal . • WIDE : Select “ WIDE ” when the TOP MENU MENU aspect ratio of the TV is 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ 16 : 9 . ( Set the screen size to ENTER ENTER full on your TV . ) CHOICE / TIME • 4 : 3 LB : Select “ 4 : 3 LB ( Letter Box ) ” when the aspect ratio of your TV CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN is 4 : 3 . While viewing a wide STEP / screen picture , the black bars DOWN - TUNING - UP appear on the top and the bottom of the screen . AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM • 4 : 3 PS : Select “ 4 : 3 PS ( Pan - Scan ) ” SLOW RETURN PL REPEAT when the aspect ratio of your TV is 4 : 3 . While viewing a wide PROGRESSIVE FM MODE screen picture , the black bars do RM - STHA25J not appear , however , the left and right edge DVD THEATER SYSTEM sides of the pictures will not be shown on the screen . OSD LANG ( OSD language ) : Select the indication language shown on the TV screen while operating the system . ( Ex . PLAY , STOP , PAUSE , etc . ) On the setup menu , you can do the two main important settings — You can select the following languages : English , French , system preference ( GENERAL SETUP ) menu and DVD preference German , Italian , Spanish . ( PREFERENCES ) menu . • Setup menu can only be displayed while a disc is not playing . BLACK LEVEL : Select the TV screen brightness . ( The DVD / CD must be selected as the source . ) ON : Make the screen brightness darker . OFF : Make the screen brightness normal . DRC ( Dynamic Range Compression ) : You can enjoy a powerful sound at night even at a low volume when listening to the sound with Dolby Digital . The higher the tab is set , the deeper the effect becomes . 36 36_40TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 36 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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� The basic procedure to set up the system 4 Press 3 . preferences The current setting on the sub menu is highlighted . Ex . : To select the TV screen size . 5 Press 5 / ∞ to select the desired setting . 1 Press CHOICE / TIME . The main page of the setup menu appears on the TV 6 Press ENTER . ENTER CHOICE / TIME screen . The selected setting is highlighted . SETUP MENU - - MAIN PAGE 7 Press 2 and repeat steps 3 to 6 to set up other GENERAL SETUP items . PREFERENCES EXIT SETUP To return to the main page Press 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ to select “ MAIN PAGE , ” then press ENTER . To erase the setup menu Press CHOICE / TIME . 2 Press ∞ ( or 5 ) to select ( highlight ) “ GENERAL SETUP , ” then press ENTER � To adjust the DRC ( Dynamic Range Compression ) ENTER . The general page appears on the TV screen . The general setup menu is shown on the left 1 Repeat steps 1 to 3 of “ The basic procedure to column , and the sub menu for the selected ( highlighted ) item is set up the system preferences ” to select shown on the right column . ( highlight ) “ DRC . ” The DRC adjustment tab appears on the right column . - - GENERAL PAGE - - TV DISPLAY - - GENERAL PAGE - - General OSD LANG ENGLISH TV DISPLAY – – FULL FRENCH BLACK LEVEL setup menu – – OSD LANG Sub menu DRC GERMAN – – 6 / 8 BLACK LEVEL ITALIAN for the – – DRC MAIN PAGE SPANISH – – 4 / 8 selected item – – MAIN PAGE – – 2 / 8 – – – – OFF Adjustment tab Select to return to the main page . 2 Press 3 . “ DRC ” gets dark and the adjustment tab becomes adjustable . 3 Press 5 / ∞ to select ( highlight ) the menu item you want to adjust . ENTER 3 Press 5 / ∞ to move the tab to the desired setting . Select “ TV DISPLAY ” here . The sub menu 5 : Increase the effect . for “ TV DISPLAY ” appears on the right ∞ : Decrease the effect . column . - - GENERAL PAGE - - To return to the main page WIDE TV DISPLAY Press 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ to select “ MAIN PAGE , ” then press ENTER . OSD LANG 4 : 3 LB BLACK LEVEL 4 : 3 PS DRC To erase the setup menu MAIN PAGE Press CHOICE / TIME . 37 36_40TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 37 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Setting Up the DVD Preferences Languages you can select on this menu You can select the following languages separately for “ AUDIO , ” “ SUBTITLE , ” and “ DISC MENU . ” TV AUDIO English , Japanese , French , Spanish , Chinese , German , and DIMMER SLEEP Italian * . Number 1 2 3 4 * You can set languages other than those above as the audio buttons language or the subtitle language by selecting “ Others . ” See “ The 5 6 7 8 basic procedure to set up preferences ” below for the detail . MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX Notes : CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH The original language will be selected as the initial language TV regardless of your setting in the following cases : TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO • If the language you have selected is not recorded on the disc . • If the disc is programmed to be played back in the original AUDIOVOL language . TOP MENU MENU 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ � The basic procedure to set up preferences ENTER ENTER Ex . : To select the desired language as the initial language for CHOICE / TIME “ AUDIO . ” CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN 1 Press CHOICE / TIME . The main page of the setup menu appears on the TV CHOICE / TIME screen . Setting the Preferences SETUP MENU - - MAIN PAGE GENERAL SETUP You can select your favorite language to listen to or read on the TV PREFERENCES screen . You can also restrict playback of DVDs containing violent EXIT SETUP scenes or those not suitable for your family members . On the preferences menu , you can set the following : - - PREFERENCES PAGE - - 2 Press ∞ ( or 5 ) to select ( highlight ) AUDIO ENGLISH SUBTITLE JAPANESE “ PREFERENCES , ” then press DISC MENU FRENCH Preferences ENTER PARENTAL SPANISH Sub menu ENTER . PASSWORD CHINESE menu GERMAN for the The preferences page appears on the TV MAIN PAGE ITALIAN OTHERS selected screen . The main menu of the preferences is item on the left column , and the sub menu for the selected ( highlighted ) item is shown on the right column . - - PREFERENCES PAGE - - Select to return to AUDIO ENGLISH the main page . SUBTITLE JAPANESE DISC MENU FRENCH PARENTAL SPANISH PASSWORD CHINESE GERMAN AUDIO : Select the language you listen to while MAIN PAGE ITALIAN OTHERS watching a DVD . SUBTITLE : Select the subtitle language you read while watching a DVD . DISC MENU : Select the menu language recorded on a 3 Press 5 / ∞ to select ( highlight ) the DVD which you use while operating the menu item you want to adjust . ENTER DVD’s own menu . Select “ AUDIO ” in this case . The sub menu PARENTAL : Select the restriction level of DVD for “ AUDIO ” appears on the right column . playback ( parental level ) . • This setting takes effect only for the DVDs containing the rating level 4 Press 3 . information — Level 1 ( most restrictive ) The current setting on the sub menu is highlighted . to Level 8 ( least restrictive ) . PASSWORD : Change the password of PARENTAL . 38 36_40TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 38 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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� To change the password 5 Press 5 / ∞ to select the desired setting . Select the audio language in this case . 1 Repeat steps 1 to 5 of “ The basic procedure to 6 Press ENTER . set up preferences ” ( select “ PASSWORD ” in step ENTER The selected language is highlighted . 3 ) to select “ CHANGE ” then press ENTER . • When you select “ OTHERS , ” the “ INPUT The “ PASSWORD CHANGE PAGE ” appears . LANGUAGE CODE ” page appears . Press the number buttons to enter the code ( 4 digits ) of the language you want to set , PASSWORD CHANGE PAGE then press ENTER . The language code list is on page 40 . OLD PASSWORD : NEW PASSWORD : CONFIRM PWD : 7 Press 2 and repeat steps 3 to 6 to set up other items . To return to the main page Press 3 / 2 / 5 / ∞ to select “ MAIN PAGE , ” then press ENTER . 2 Press the number button to enter the current To erase the setup menu password ( 4 digits ) in the “ OLD PASSWORD ” Press CHOICE / TIME . box . Four asterisks appear in the box after entering the right password . � To set the parental ( rating ) level • When shipped from the factory , the password is “ 7890 . ” Using this function , you can restrict playback of DVD containing violent scenes and those not suitable for your family members . To clear the password entry , press ENTER . Nobody can play such a disc unless this function is canceled . You can enter the password again from the first digit . • This setting takes effect only for the DVDs containing the rating • A wrong password is automatically cleared after entering the level information — Level 1 ( most restrictive ) to Level 8 ( least last digit . restrictive ) . 3 Press the number button to enter a new password 1 Repeat steps 1 to 5 of “ The basic procedure to ( 4 digits ) in the “ NEW PASSWORD ” box . set up preferences ” ( select “ PARENTAL ” in step Four asterisks appear in the box after entering the new password . 3 ) to select the desired parental level , then press 4 Press the number button to enter the new ENTER . password ( 4 digits ) again in the “ CONFIRM The “ PASSWORD VERIFY PAGE ” appears . PWD ” box to verify the password . PASSWORD VERIFY PAGE Four asterisks appear in the box after entering the right new password . INPUT PASSWORD : • The entered passwords in the “ NEW PASSWORD ” box and “ CONFIRM PWD ” box are cleared when you enter a wrong 3 again in that case . password . Start from step • You cannot cancel the password change after step 4 . Repeat 1 to 4 to change the password again to restore the old steps password . To erase the setup menu 2 Press the number button to 1 2 3 4 Press CHOICE / TIME . enter the password ( 4 digits ) , 5 6 7 8 then press ENTER . 9 0 The preferences page appears again and the selected parental level is highlighted . • When shipped from the factory , the password is “ 7890 . ” To clear the password entry , press ENTER . You can enter the password again from the first digit . • A wrong password is automatically cleared after entering the last digit . To erase the setup menu Press CHOICE / TIME . 39 36_40TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 39 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Setting Up the DVD Preferences 7 To release the parental lock temporarily When you set a strict parental level , some discs may not be played back at all . If you try to play back such a disc , you need to input the password to TV AUDIO DIMMER SLEEP release parental lock temporarily ( “ INPUT PASSWD : ” appears on the TV . ) You cannot play the disc before you enter the correct Number 1 2 3 4 password . buttons When you enter a wrong password , “ PASSWD WRONG ” appears 5 6 7 8 on the TV and playback is refused . MEMORY CANCEL 9 0 SOUND DVD FM / AM AUX CONTROL TESTTONE TV CH TV TVVOL MUTING TV / VIDEO AUDIOVOL TOP MENU MENU ENTER CHOICE / TIME ON SCREEN � Language Code List Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language 7079 Faroese 8375 Slovak 6565 Afar 7678 Lingala 7082 French 8376 Slovenian 6566 Abkhazian 7679 Laothian 7089 Frisian 8377 Samoan 6570 Afrikaans 7684 Lithuanian 7165 Irish 8378 Shona 6577 Ameharic 7686 Latvian , Lettish 7168 Scots Gaelic 8379 Somali 6582 Arabic 7771 Malagasy 7176 Galician 8381 Albanian 6583 Assamese 7773 Maori 7178 Guarani 8382 Serbian 6588 Aymara 7775 Macedonian 7185 Gujarati 8385 Sudanese 6590 Azerbaijani 7776 Malayalam 7265 Hausa 8386 Swedish 6665 Bashkir 7778 Mongolian 7273 Hindi 8387 Swahili 6669 Byelorussian 7779 Moldavian 7282 Croatian 8465 Tamil 6671 Bulgarian 7782 Marathi 7285 Hungarian 8469 Telugu 6672 Bihari 7783 Malay 7289 Armenian 8471 Tajik 6678 Bengali ; Bangla 7784 Maltese 7365 Interlingua 8472 Thai 6679 Tibetan 7789 Burmese 7378 Indonesian 8473 Tigrinya 6682 Breton 7865 Nauru 7383 Icelandic 8475 Turkmen 6765 Catalan 7869 Nepali 7384 Italian 8476 Tagalog 6779 Corsican 7876 Dutch 7387 Hebrew 8479 Tonga 6783 Czech 7879 Norwegian 7465 Japanese 8482 Turkish 6789 Welsh 7982 Oriya 7473 Yiddish 8484 Tatar 6865 Danish 8065 Panjabi 7487 Javanese 8487 Twi 6869 German 8076 Polish 7565 Georgian 8575 Ukrainian 6890 Bhutani 8083 Pashto , Pushto 7575 Kazakh 8582 Urdu 6976 Greek 8084 Portuguese 7576 Greenlandic 8590 Uzbek 6978 English 8185 Quechua 7577 Cambodian 8673 Vietnamese 6979 Esperanto 8277 Rhaeto - Romance 7578 Kannada 8679 Volapük 6983 Spanish 8279 Rumanian 7579 Korean 8779 Wolof 6984 Estonian 8285 Russian 7583 Kashmiri 8872 Xhosa 6985 Basque 8365 Sanskrit 7585 Kurdish 8979 Yoruba 7065 Persian 8368 Sindhi 7589 Kirghiz 9072 Chinese 7073 Finnish 8372 Serbo - Croatian 7665 Latin 9085 Zulu 7074 Fiji 8373 Singhalese 40 36_40TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 40 03.10.15 , 11 : 19 AM
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Maintenance To get the best performance of the unit , keep your discs and mechanism clean . General Notes Cleaning the unit In general , you will have the best performance by keeping your • Stains on the unit discs , and the mechanism clean . Should be wiped off with a soft cloth . If the system is heavily • Store discs in their cases , and keep them in cabinets or on shelves . stained , wipe it with a cloth soaked in water - diluted neutral • Keep the disc tray closed when not in use . detergent and wrung well , then wipe clean with a dry cloth . • Since the system may deteriorate in quality , become damaged or get its paint peeled off , be careful about the following . — DO NOT wipe it with a hard cloth . — DO NOT wipe it strong . Handling Discs — DO NOT wipe it with thinner or benzine . — DO NOT apply any volatile substance such as insecticides to it . • Remove the disc from its case by — DO NOT allow any rubber or plastic to remain in contact with holding it at the edge while it for a long time . pressing the center hole lightly . • Do not touch the shiny surface of the disc , or bend the disc . • Put the disc back in its case after use to prevent warping . • Be careful not to scratch the surface of the disc when placing it back in its case . • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight , temperature extremes , and moisture . To clean the disc Wipe the disc with a soft cloth in a straight line from center to edge . DO NOT use any solvent — such as conventional record cleaner , spray , thinner , or benzine — to clean the disc . 41 41_43_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 41 03.8.31 , 2 : 09 PM
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Troubleshooting Use this chart to help you solve daily operational problems . If there is any problem you cannot solve , contact your JVC service center . PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Power does not come on . The power cord is not plugged in . Insert the plug into the socket . The remote control does not work . • It is too far from the center unit , or is not • Come close to the center unit . facing the center unit . • There is something obstructing the remote • Avoid any obstacles . sensor . • The CONTROL TV button has been • Press DVD , FM / AM , or AUX to operate pressed . the system . ( See page 11 . ) • The battery is flat . • Replace the battery . • The battery has been inserted the wrong • Insert the battery correctly . way round ( + / – ) . • Shade the remote sensor from direct • Sunlight is falling directly on the remote sensor . sunlight . • There is a short in the speaker cord . • Reconnect the speaker cord . No sound . • The audio cord is not connected properly . • Connect the cord properly . ( See page 9 . ) • An incorrect source has been selected . • Select the correct source . ( See pages 12 to 16 . ) • Muting is on . • Press MUTING to cancel muting . • The speaker cord is not connected correctly . • Connect the cord properly . ( See page 7 . ) Sound is emitted from only one speaker . • Left - right balance is incorrect . • Adjust balance . ( See page 17 . ) • The video cord is not connected properly . • Connect the cord properly . ( See page 8 . ) No video . • TV input selection is incorrect . • Select the correct input . • The system and disc region code numbers • Replace the disc . ( See page 21 . ) A disc cannot be played . are incompatible . • The disc causes the parental ( rating ) error . • Enter password to change the parental ( rating ) level . ( See page 39 . ) “ WRONG DISC ” appears on the display . • An incompatible disc is loaded . ( See page • Replace the disc . 21 . ) • The disc is dirty . “ NO DISC ” appears on the display though a • Clean the disc . disc is inserted . • The disc is scratched . • Replace the disc . Video and audio are distorted . • The disc is dirty . • Clean the disc . • A VCR is connected between the center unit • Connect the center unit and TV directly . and the TV . • Initial setup ( TV screen size ) is incorrect . The edge is missing on the video image . • Set TV screen size correctly . ( See page 36 . ) • Change the scanning mode to No picture is displayed on the TV screen , the • The scanning mode is set to “ INTERLACE TV . ” ( See page 10 . ) picture is blurred , or the picture is divided “ PROGRESSIVE TV ” though the system into two parts . is connected to the TV which does not support the progressive video input . • The received signal is too weak . Continuous static during FM broadcasts . • Connect an external FM antenna ( see page 5 ) , or contact your dealer . • The station is too far away . • Select another station . • The antenna is not connected correctly . • Check the connection . ( See page 5 . ) The system does not work correctly . • Lightning or electronic noise interferes with • Switch power off , and remove and re - insert operation of the microcomputer . the power plug in the socket . • Abrupt change of the temperature inside the • Switch power off and leave the unit a few unit from cold to hot causes condensation of hours before switching power on again . the unit inside . 42 41_43_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 42 03.10.15 , 11 : 20 AM
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Specifications Subwoofer ( SP - WA25 ) Center unit ( XV - THA25 ) 15 Speaker : 15 cm ( 5 / 16 in . ) Amplifier section Bass - reflex , magnetically shielded Front / Center / Rear : Power Handling Capacity : 55 W 30 W per channel , min . RMS , driven into Impedance : 3 Ω ( min ) 6 Ω at 1 kHz , with no more than 10 % total Frequency Range : 30 Hz to 200 Hz harmonic distortion Dimensions ( W × H × D ) : 210 mm × 382 mm × 338 mm Subwoofer : 5 1 5 / 16 in . × 15 / 16 in . × 13 / 16 in . ) ( 8 55 W , min . RMS , driven into 3 Ω at 100 Hz , Mass : 6 kg ( 13.3 lbs ) with no more than 10 % total harmonic distortion Satellite Speakers ( SP - XTHA25 ) 3 Speakers : 8 cm ( 3 / 16 in . ) Audio section Bass - reflex , magnetically shielded Audio input sensitivity / Impedance ( at 1 kHz ) Power Handling Capacity : 30 W Analog input : Impedance : 6 Ω ( min ) AUX ( “ AUDIO IN ” ) : 500 mV / 47 kΩ Frequency Range : 80 Hz to 20 kHz Signal - to - Noise Ratio : 68 dB Dimensions ( W × H × D ) : 105 mm × 114 mm × 116 mm Digital input * : 3 1 5 ( 4 / 16 in . × 4 / 2 in . × 4 / 8 in . ) DIGITAL IN ( OPTICAL ) : – 24 dBm to – 14.5 dBm Mass : 640 g ( 1.5 lbs ) ( 700 nm ± 50 nm ) * Corresponding to Linear PCM , Dolby Digital , and DTS Digital Surround ( with sampling frequency — 32 kHz , 44.1 kHz , 48 kHz ) Designs & specifications are subject to change without notice . Video section Color System : NTSC Horizontal Resolution : 480 lines Output Level VIDEO OUT ( Composite ) : 1.0 V ( p - p ) / 75 Ω S - VIDEO ( Y ) : 1.0 V ( p - p ) / 75 Ω ( C ) : 0.286 V ( p - p ) / 75 Ω COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Y : 1.0 V ( p - p ) / 75 Ω B / PR : 0.7 V ( p - p ) / 75 Ω P Tuner section Tuning Range FM : 87.50 MHz – 108.00 MHz AM : 530 kHz – 1 710 kHz Usable Sensitivity FM : 8.0 dBf ( 0.9 µV / 75 Ω ) AM loop antenna : 650 µV / m General Readable Discs : DVD VIDEO , Video CD , Super Video CD , Audio CD , CD - R / RW ( Audio CD , Video CD , Super Video CD , MP3 , JPEG ) , DVD - R / RW ( Video format ) , 60 Hz Power Requirements : AC 120 V Power Consumption : 110 W ( at operation ) 2 W ( in standby mode ) Dimensions ( W × H × D ) : 360 mm × 65 mm × 404 mm 3 9 15 ( 14 / 16 in . × 2 / 16 in . × 15 / 16 in . ) Mass : 6.3 kg ( 13.9 lbs ) 43 41_43_TH_A25 [ J ] . p65 43 03.8.31 , 2 : 10 PM
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LIMITED WARRANTY CONSUMER VIDEO 1 - 90 JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA warrants this product and all parts thereof , except as set forth below ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AT RETAIL to be FREE FROM DEFECTIVE MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP from the date of original retail purchase for the period as shown below . ( " The Warranty Period " ) PARTS LABOR 1 YR 90 DAYS THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE FIFTY ( 50 ) UNITED STATES , THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND IN COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO . WHAT WE WILL DO : If this product is found to be defective , JVC will repair or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner . Such repair and replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during normal business hours at JVC authorized service centers . Parts used for replacement are warranted only for the remainder of the Warranty Period . All products and parts thereof may be brought to a JVC authorized service center on a carry - in basis except for Television sets having a screen size 25 inches and above which are covered on an in - home basis . WHAT YOU MUST DO FOR WARRANTY SERVICE : Return your product to a JVC authorized service center with a copy of your bill of sale . For your nearest JVC authorized service center , please call toll free : ( 800 ) 537 - 5722 . If service is not available locally , box the product carefully , preferably in the original carton , and ship , insured , with a copy of your bill of sale plus a letter of explanation of the problem to the nearest JVC Factory Service Center , the name and location of which will be given to you by the toll - free number . If you have any questions concerning your JVC Product , please contact our Customer Relations Department . WHAT IS NOT COVERED : This limited warranty provided by JVC does not cover : 1 . Products which have been subject to abuse , accident , alteration , modification , tampering , negligence , misuse , faulty installation , lack of reasonable care , or if repaired or serviced by anyone other than a service facility authorized by JVC to render such service , or if affixed to any attachment not provided with the products , or if the model number or serial number has been altered , tampered with , defaced or removed ; 2 . Initial installation and installation and removal for repair ; 3 . Operational adjustments covered in the Owner's Manual , normal maintenance , video and audio head cleaning ; 4 . Damage that occurs in shipment , due to act of God , and cosmetic damage ; 5 . Signal reception problems and failures due to line power surge ; 6 . Video Pick - up Tubes / CCD Image Sensor , Cartridge , Stylus ( Needle ) are covered for 90 days from the date of purchase ; 7 . Accessories ; 8 . Batteries ( except that Rechargeable Batteries are covered for 90 days from the date of purchase ) ; There are no express warranties except as listed above . THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY , IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY HEREIN . JVC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT , INCONVENIENCE , LOSS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES , WHETHER DIRECT , INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL ( INCLUDING , WITHOUT LIMITATION , DAMAGE TO TAPES , RECORDS OR DISCS ) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT , OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY . ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT - ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE , ARE LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE . Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you . This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . 1700 Valley Road JVC COMPANY OF AMERICA Wayne , NJ 07470 DIVISION OF JVC AMERICAS CORP . REFURBISHED PRODUCTS CARRY A SEPARATE WARRANTY , THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY . FOR DETAILS OF RE - FURBISHED PRODUCT WARRANTY , PLEASE REFER TO THE REFURBISHED PRODUCT WARRANTY INFORMATION PACK - AGED WITH EACH REFURBISHED PRODUCT . For customer use : Enter below the Model No . which is located either on the rear , bottom or side of the cabinet . Retain this information for future reference . Model No . : Serial No . : Purchase data : Name of dealer : warranty_TH - A25 [ J ] . p65 2 03.8.31 , 2 : 10 PM
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Authorized Service Centers ® QUALITY SERVICE HOW TO LOCATE YOUR JVC SERVICE CENTER TOLL FREE : 1 ( 800 ) 537 - 5722 http : / / www.jvc.com Dear Customer , In order to receive the most satisfaction from your purchase , please read the instruction booklet before operating the unit.In the event that repairs are necessary , please call 1 ( 800 ) 537 - 5722 for your nearest authorized servicer or visit our website at www.JVC.com Remember to retain your Bill of Sale for Warranty Service . Do not service the television yourself Caution To prevent electrical shock , do not open the cabinet.There are no user serviceable parts inside.Please refer to qualified service personnel for repairs . Accessories To purchase accessories for your JVC product , please call toll free : 1 ( 800 ) 882 - 2345 or on the web at www.JVC.com BT - 51005 - 5 ( 0301 ) warranty_TH - A25 [ J ] . p65 3 03.8.31 , 2 : 10 PM
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