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8593En_p01 - 02 . fm Page 1 Friday , May 19 , 2006 3 : 53 PM U.S.A . and Canada Operating Instructions Wireless - readyound DVD Home Theater Sound System surround s Model No . SC - HT440 page 6 Optional wireless surround speaker connection . Advanced progressive scan page 7 Provides a smoother Region number and sharper image . The player plays DVD - Video marked with labels containing the region number “ 1 ” or “ ALL ” . Example : 1 High - performance 2 1 ALL 4 sound effects page 26 Sound quality enhancement , Dolby Pro Logic II and more . [ U.S.A . [ and [ Canada [ Before connecting , operating or adjusting this product , ® please read the instructions completely . As an ENERGY STAR Partner , Please keep this manual for future reference . Panasonic has determined that ® this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency . If you have any questions contact In the U.S.A . : 1 - 800 - 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) § For Canada only : The word “ Participant ” is used in place of the word In Canada : 1 - 800 - 561 - 5505 “ Partner ” . P PC PX RQT8593 - 2P
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8593En_p01 - 02 . fm Page 2 Friday , May 19 , 2006 3 : 54 PM Dear customer System SC - HT440 Thank you for purchasing this product . For optimum performance and safety , please read these instructions carefully . Main unit SA - HT440 Front speakers SB - FS440 ≥ Unless otherwise indicated , illustrations in these operating instructions are for U.S.A . and Canada . Center speaker SB - PC640 ≥ Operations in these instructions are described mainly with the Surround speakers SB - FS441 remote control , but you can perform the operations on the main Subwoofer SB - W440 unit if the controls are the same . CAUTION ! CAUTION ! THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER . ≥ DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE , BUILT - IN USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE . ENSURE THE UNIT PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY IS WELL VENTILATED . TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE . OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING , ENSURE THAT DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF . CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL . THE VENTILATION VENTS . ≥ DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S VENTILATION OPENINGS WITH NEWSPAPERS , TABLECLOTHS , CURTAINS , AND SIMILAR ITEMS . WARNING : ≥ DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF NAKED FLAMES , SUCH AS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE , ELECTRIC SHOCK OR LIGHTED CANDLES , ON THE UNIT . PRODUCT DAMAGE , DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS ≥ DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TO RAIN , MOISTURE , DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND INSTRUCTIONSMANNER . THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS , SUCH AS VASES , SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS . The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and easily accessible . The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A . readily operable . FCC Note : To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC Mains , This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits disconnect the power supply cord plug from AC receptacle . for a Class B digital device , pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules . THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A . AND CANADA These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against SAFETY harmful interference in a residential installation . This equipment generates , uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and , if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions , may cause CAUTION harmful interference to radio communications . However , there is no RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation . IMPORTANTIf DO NOT OPEN this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception , which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on , the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC more of the following measures : SHOCK , DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS . ≥ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna . NO USER - SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE . ≥ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver . REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED ≥ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that SERVICE PERSONNEL . to which the receiver is connected . The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol , within ≥ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help . an equilateral triangle , is intended to alert the user Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would to the presence of uninsulated “ dangerous voltage ” void the user’s authority to operate this device . within the product’s enclosure that may be of suffi - This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules . Operation is cient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock subject to the following two conditions : ( 1 ) This device may not cause to persons . harmful interference , and ( 2 ) this device must accept any interference received , including interference that may cause undesired operation . The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of Responsible Party : important operating and maintenance ( servicing ) Panasonic Corporation of North America instructions in the literature accompanying the ap - One Panasonic Way Secaucus , NJ 07094 pliance . Telephone No . : 1 - 800 - 211 - 7262 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit . Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below . Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference . 10 ) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly 1 ) Read these instructions . at plugs , convenience receptacles , and the point where they exit from 2 ) Keep these instructions . the apparatus . 3 ) Heed all warnings . 11 ) Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer . 4 ) Follow all instructions . 12 ) Use only with the cart , stand , tripod , bracket , or table 5 ) Do not use this apparatus near water . specified by the manufacturer , or sold with the 6 ) Clean only with dry cloth . apparatus . When a cart is used , use caution when moving the cart / apparatus combination to avoid injury 7 ) Do not block any ventilation openings . Install in accordance with the from tip - over . manufacturer’s instructions . 8 ) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators , heat registers , 13 ) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when stoves , or other apparatus ( including amplifiers ) that produce heat . unused for long periods of time . 9 ) \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] 14 ) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel . Servicing RQT8593is Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding - type required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way , such as plug . A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other . power - supply cord or plug is damaged , liquid has been spilled or A grounding - type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong . objects have fallen into the apparatus , the apparatus has been The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety . If the exposed to rain or moisture , does not operate normally , or has been provided plug does not fit into your outlet , consult an electrician for 2 dropped . replacement of the obsolete outlet .
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HT440En.book Page 3 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM TABLE OF CONTENTS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . 2 STEP 5 Preparing the remote control . . . . . 8 Simple Setup Getting STEP 6 Performing QUICK SETUP . . . . . . . 9 Started STEP 1 Positioning the speakers . . . . . . . . . 4 Control reference guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Speaker installation options . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Discs that can be played . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 STEP 2 Speaker connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Disc caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 STEP 3 Audio and video connections . . . . . . 7 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Basic audio connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Basic video connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 STEP 4 Radio and AC cord connections . . . 8 Playing data discs using navigation menus . . . 16 Basic play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Using the main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Playing data discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Using the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Selecting a track using CD text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Playing TM discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Playing HighMAT Convenient functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Discs Playing RAM discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Checking the disc type in each tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using on - screen menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Displaying current playback condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Playing CDs sequentially . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Other Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Program and Random play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Changing the player settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Changing the delay time of the speakers . . . . . . . . . . 23 Using the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Operating other equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Presetting stations automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Operating the television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Selecting the preset channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Using other useful functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Other Manual tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Setting the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Using an outdoor antenna ( optional ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Operations Muting the sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Using sound effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Using headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Changing the sound quality : Sound Field Control . . . 26 Using the Music Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Enhancing the sound from the center speaker : Center Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Enhancing the stereo sound : Dolby Pro Logic II . . . . 26 Adjusting the amount of bass : Subwoofer level . . . . . 26 Adjusting the volume of each speaker : Speaker level adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Limited Warranty ( ONLY FOR CANADA ) . . . . 34 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back cover Reference Limited Warranty ( ONLY FOR U.S.A . ) . . . . . . . 33 RQT8593 3
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HT440En.book Page 4 Tuesday , January 24 , 2006 10 : 55 AM STEP1 Positioning the speakers How you set up your speakers can affect the bass and the sound field . Note the following points : Setup ≥ Place speakers on flat secure bases . ≥ Placing speakers too close to floors , walls , and corners can result in excessive bass . Cover walls and windows with thick curtains . ≥ Left and right speakers are interchangeable , but front and surround speakers are not . Simple Setup example Place the front , center , and surround speakers at approximately the same distance from the seating position . The angles in the diagram are approximate . speakers Main unit FRONT SURROUND CENTER SUBWOOFER ( L , R ) ( L , R ) the Positioning ≥ Use only supplied speakers Notes on speaker use Using other speakers can damage the unit , and sound quality will be ≥ You can damage your speakers and shorten their useful life if you play negatively affected . sound at high levels over extended periods . ≥ Set the speakers up on an even surface to prevent them from falling . ≥ Reduce the volume in the following cases to avoid damage : Take proper precautions to prevent the speakers from falling if you – When playing distorted sound . cannot set them up on an even surface . – When the speakers are reverberating due to a record player , noise from FM broadcasts , or continuous signals from an oscillator , test Main unit disc , or electronic instrument . – When adjusting the sound quality . [ Note ] 13 – When turning the unit on or off . ≥ Keep your speakers at least 10 mm ( / 32q ) away from the system for proper ventilation . ≥ To allow for proper ventilation and to maintain good airflow around the main unit , position it with at least 5 cm ( 2q ) of space on all sides . ≥ Do not block the ventilation holes of the main unit . Center speaker ≥ Vibration caused by the center speaker can disrupt the picture if it is placed directly on the television . Put the center speaker on a rack or shelf . ≥ To prevent the speakers from falling , do not place directly on top of the television . Subwoofer Place to the right or left of the television , on the floor or a sturdy shelf so 13 that it will not cause vibration . Leave about 30 cm ( 11 / 16q ) from the If irregular coloring occurs on your television television . The front and center speakers are designed to be used close to a television , but the picture may be affected with some televisions and Caution setup combinations . Do not touch the netted area of the e.g . Surround speaker If this occurs , turn the television off for about 30 minutes . speakers . The demagnetizing function of the television should correct the problem . If it persists , move the speakers further away from the television . Caution ≥ The main unit and supplied speakers are to be used only as indicated in this setup . Failure to do so may lead to damage to the amplifier and / or the speakers , and may result in the risk of fire . Consult a qualified service person if damage has occurred or if you experience a sudden change in performance . RQT8593 ≥ Do not attempt to attach these speakers to walls using methods other than those described in this manual . 4
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HT440En.book Page 5 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Speaker installation options ∫ Attaching to a wall ∫ Fitting speaker stands ( not included ) You can attach all of the speakers to a wall . Ensure the stands meet these conditions before purchasing them . Setup Note the diameter and length of the screws and the distance ≥ The wall or pillar on which the speakers are to be attached between screws as shown in the diagram . should be capable of supporting 10 kg ( 22 lbs ) per screw . Simple Consult a qualified building contractor when attaching the ≥ The stands must be able to support over 10 kg ( 22 lbs ) . speakers to a wall . Improper attachment may result in damage to ≥ The stands must be stable even if the speakers are in a high the wall and speakers . position . 1 Drive a screw ( not included ) into the wall . e.g . Center speaker 30 to 35 mm 3 3 ( 1 / 16q to 1 / 8q ) Metal screw holes For attaching to ‰ 7.5 to 9.4 mm speaker stands 19 3 ( / 64q to / 8q ) ‰ 3.0 to 4.0 mm 1 5 ( / 8q to / 32q ) 4.0 to 7.0 mm 5 9 / 32q to / 32q ) ( Wall or pillar speakers 3 1 2 Fit the speaker securely onto the screw ( s ) with the hole ( s ) . / 16q ) , pitch 0.8 mm ( / 32q ) 5 mm ( Front speaker Surround speaker the Plate thickness plus 7 mm to 10 mm ( plus 9 13 3 Positioning / 32q to / 32q ) 60 mm ( 2 / 8q ) Speaker stand ( not included ) Center speaker 200 mm 7 ( 7 / 8z ) e.g . In this position , the Move the speaker speaker will likely so that the screw is fall if moved to the in this position . left or right . RQT8593 5
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HT440En.book Page 6 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM STEP2 Speaker connections ≥ Attach the speaker - cable stickers to make connection easier . Setup ≥ Be careful not to cross ( short - circuit ) or reverse the polarity of the speaker wires as doing so may damage the speakers . 2 sheets of speaker cable stickers le 1 3 5 p Lch Lch CENTER SURROUND FRONT m FRONT SURROUND CENTER Lch Lch i 5 3 1 2 4 6 S WOOFER Rch Rch SUB FRONT SURROUND SUB FRONT SURROUND Rch Rch WOOFER 6 2 4 The illustration shows the model for U.S.A . and Canada . 5 CENTER 6 SUBWOOFER ctions CENTER CENTER 5 conne5 Speaker cable sticker er 2 FRONT ( R ) FRONT FRONT Rch Rch k 2 pea2 1 FRONT ( L ) FRONT FRONT S Lch Lch 1 1 SUB WOOFER 4 SURROUND ( R ) SURROUND SURROUND 6 Rch Rch 4 4 3 SURROUND ( L ) SURROUND SURROUND Lch Lch 3 3 Main unit Insert the wire fully . i : White DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER Push ! j : Blue \ For \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] only ] Set your surround sound free ! Optional Panasonic wireless accessory ( e.g . SH - FX60 ) You can enjoy surround speaker sound wirelessly when you use the optional Panasonic wireless accessory ( e.g . SH - FX60 ) . For details , please refer to the operating instructions for the optional Panasonic wireless accessory . RQT8593 6
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HT440En.book Page 7 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM STEP3 Audio and video connections ≥ Do not connect through the video cassette recorder . Video cable Due to copy guard protection , the picture may not be displayed properly . Setup ≥ Turn the television off before connecting , and refer to the television’s operating instructions . Simple Basic audio connection ≥ This audio connection will enable you to play audio from your Television television through your home theater system . Refer to “ Operating other ( not included ) equipment ” ( ➜ page 28 ) . RF IN Back of the main unit AUDIO AUDIO Audio cable AUX COMPONENTVIDEO OUT IN OUT PB Y ( not included ) L S - VIDEO L OUT R R connections PR VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT video Basic video connection ≥ COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Back of the and Back of the main unit Television Television main unit ( not included ) Video cables COMPONENTVIDEO OUT ( not included ) dio Video cable PB Y ( not included ) COMPONENTVIDEO OUT COMPONENT PB Y VIDEO IN S - VIDEO ( included ) u OUT VIDEO IN S - VIDEO A PB OUT PR VIDEO PR OUT PR VIDEO OUT Y Other video connections for improved picture Using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals quality The COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals provides a purer picture than the S - VIDEO OUT terminal . These terminals can be used for either ≥ S - VIDEO OUT interlaced or progressive output . Connection using these terminals Back of the B / PR ) and luminance signal ( Y ) outputs the color difference signals ( P Television separately in order to achieve high fidelity in reproducing colors . main unit ( not included ) ≥ The description of the component video input terminals depends on COMPONENTVIDEO OUT S - video cable B / PR , Y / B - Y / R - Y , Y / CB / CR ) . Connect the television or monitor ( e.g . Y / P PB Y S - VIDEO to terminals of the same color . ( not included ) S - VIDEO IN OUT ≥ After making this connection , select “ Darker ” from the “ Black Level Control ” in the “ Video ” tab ( ➜ page 22 ) . PR VIDEO OUT To enjoy progressive video ≥ Connect to a progressive output compatible television . Using the S - VIDEO OUT terminal ≥ Set “ Video Output Mode ” to “ 480p ” , and then follow the The S - VIDEO OUT terminal achieves a more vivid picture than the instructions on the menu screen ( ➜ page 19 , Picture Menu ) . VIDEO OUT terminal by separating the chrominance ( C ) and luminance ≥ All Panasonic televisions that have 480p input connectors are compatible . Consult the manufacturer if you have another brand of ( Y ) signals . ( Actual results depend on the television . ) television . ∫ Cable TV box or video cassette recorder connection Cable TV box or video cassette recorder ( not included ) RF IN Television Back of the main unit ( not included ) To your cable TV service or television antenna RF IN RF OUT AUDIO AUDIO COMPONENTVIDEO OUT AUX Audio cable OUT IN PB Y ( not included ) RF cable L S - VIDEO L OUT ( not included ) R R RQT8593 PR VIDEO Video cable OUT VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN ( included ) 7
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8593En_p03 - 11 . fm Page 8 Friday , May 19 , 2006 3 : 54 PM STEP4 Radio and AC cord connections AM loop antenna FM indoor antenna AC power supply cord Power plug adaptor Setup \ Others ] \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] \ Areas \ except \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] Simple ≥ Connect the AC power supply cord after all other connections are complete . The illustration shows the model for U.S.A . and Canada . ≥ Using an outdoor antenna ( optional ) ( ➜ page 25 ) . [ For \ areas \ except \ U.S.A . [ and \ Canada ] FM indoor antenna AM loop antenna Before connecting the AC Affix this end of the Stand the antenna up on its base . power supply cord antenna where Place the antenna where reception is best . reception is best . Keep loose antenna cable away from other wires Set the voltage . and cables . 110 − 127V 220 − 240V Adhesive tape control VOLT ADJ Use a flat - head screwdriver to move Click ! the voltage selector to the appropriate position for the area in which this remote system is used . Main unit LOOP e ANT GND FM ANT AC IN th 75 LOOP Preparing AM ANT AC power EXT supply cord / To household AC outlet Loosen the terminal screw connectionswith Re - tighten the terminal a Phillips - head screwdriver . [ For \ areas \ except \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] screw . ≥ If the power plug does not fit your Black AC outlet White Red Use the power plug adaptor ( included ) . cord If it still does not fit , contact an electrical While pushing , insert the wire fully . parts distributor for ACassistance . and Conserving power The main unit consumes a small amount of power , even when it is turned off ( For U.S.A . and Canada : approx . 0.4 W or for other areas : approx . Radio 0.65 W ) . To save power when the unit is not to be used for a long time , unplug it from the household AC outlet . You will need to reset some memory items after plugging in the unit . [ Note ] The included AC power supply cord is for use with this unit only . Do not use it with other equipment . Also , do not use cords for other equipment with this unit . STEP5 Preparing the remote control Do not : Remote control Batteries ≥ mix old and new batteries . ≥ use different types at the same time . ≥ heat or expose to flame . ≥ take apart or short circuit . ≥ attempt to recharge alkaline or manganese batteries . Insert so the poles ( i and j ) match those in the remote control . ≥ use batteries if the covering has been peeled off . 2 Mishandling of batteries can cause electrolyte leakage which can 3 severely damage the remote control . Remove the batteries if the remote control is not going to be used for a long period of time . Store in a cool , dark place . ∫ Use RQT8593 ≥ Do not use rechargeable type Aim at the display ( ➜ page 9 ) , avoiding obstacles , at a maximum 1 batteries . range of 7 m ( 23 feet ) directly in front of the unit . R6 / LR6 , AA 8
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8593En_p03 - 11 . fm Page 9 Tuesday , January 10 , 2006 5 : 23 PM STEP6 Performing QUICK SETUP The QUICK SETUP screen assists you to make necessary settings . Setup To display the picture from the main unit , turn on your television and change its video input mode ( e.g . VIDEO 1 , AV 1 , etc . ) . ≥ To change your television’s video input mode , refer to its operating instructions . Simple ≥ This remote control can perform some basic television operations ( ➜ page 28 ) . 1 2 3 4 5 6 Select ENTER Register Follow the messages and Press to finish Press and Turn on the Select Press and hold to show make the settings . QUICK SETUP . hold to exit . unit . “ DVD / CD ” . the QUICK SETUP screen . To change these settings later guide Select “ QUICK SETUP ” in the “ Others ” tab ( ➜ page 22 ) . reference Control reference guide Television operations ( 28 ) See page references in parentheses . Adjust the television volume ( 28 ) Turn the unit on / off ( 9 ) trol Select the source DVD / CD ( 9 ) , FM / AM ( 24 ) , Change the television’s video input mode ( 28 ) § Con AUX ( 28 ) / FRONT MUSIC P . / REAR MUSIC P . ( 29 ) / Select disc’s title numbers etc . / Enter numbers ( 13 ) Cancel ( 13 ) SETUP Adjust the volume of the main unit ( 13 ) Select the disc or show disc information ( 14 ) QUICK Select preset radio stations ( 24 ) Basic operations for play ( 12 , 13 ) ing Show a disc menu ( 16 ) or play list ( 17 ) Show a disc top menu ( 16 ) or program list ( 17 ) Frame - by - frame / Select or register menu items on the Perform television screen ( 13 ) Return to previous screen ( 13 ) or show the setup Show on - screen menu ( 18 ) menu ( 21 ) ( 26 ) ( 26 ) ( 13 , 26 ) ( 26 ) ( 14 , 29 ) ( 27 ) ( 15 , 14 ) ( 29 ) To use functions labeled with “ - ” : Press and hold the button for at least 2 seconds . Standby / on switch [ POWER Í / I ] Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode < OPEN / CLOSE or vice versa . In standby mode , the unit is still Open / Close the disc drawer ( 12 ) consuming a small amount of power . ( 12 ) 4 , 5 / X TUNING W MUSIC PORT Skip or slow - search play ( 12 ) / DISC EXCHANGE Connect an external device ( 29 ) Select the radio stations ( 24 ) Open the disc drawer to SURROUND MUSIC exchange the disc in the play Equalizing the sound ( 12 ) Display position ( 12 ) OPEN / CLOSE DISC DISC EXCHANGE SKIP DISC SKIP VOLUME Skip to the next disc tray ( 12 ) SELECTOR POWER MUSIC PORT SURROUND 1 2 3 4 5 MUSIC Phones 5 DISC SELECTOR TUNE MODE FM MODE MEMORY TUNING Connect headphones ( 29 ) - TUNE MODE / - FM MODE ∫ / VOLUME 5 DISC SELECTOR Stop playing ( 12 ) / Turn up / down the volume ( 12 ) Select the disc tray ( 12 ) Select the tuning mode ( 24 ) RQT8593 SELECTOR ( 24 ) Adjust the FM reception condition ( 24 ) DVD / CD # FM # AM # AUX # FRONT MUSIC P . # 1 / MEMORY § REAR MUSIC P . # Return to DVD / CD Play discs ( 12 ) / Memorize the receiving § Refer to page 29 , Using the Music Port . radio stations ( 24 ) 9
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8593En_p03 - 11 . fm Page 10 Monday , January 2 , 2006 2 : 48 PM Discs that can be played Operations in these instructions are described mainly with formats . Icons such as [ DVD - V ] show the formats . DVD - Video [ DVD - V ] — DVD - Audio [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] ≥ [ DVD - V ] Some DVD - Audio discs contain DVD - Video content . To play DVD - Video content , select “ Play as DVD - Video ” in Other Menu ( ➜ page 20 ) . Video CD [ VCD ] ≥ Including SVCD ( Conforming to IEC62107 ) DVD - RAM [ DVD - VR ] [ JPEG ] ≥ [ DVD - VR ] Recorded with devices using Version 1.1 of the Video Recording Format ( a unified video recording standard ) , such as DVD video recorders , DVD video cameras , personal computers , etc . ≥ [ JPEG ] Recorded with Panasonic SD multi cameras or DVD video recorders using the DCF ( Design rule for Camera File system ) Standard Version 1.0 . DVD - R ( DVD - Video ) / DVD - RW ( DVD - Video ) [ DVD - V ] § Maintenance ≥ Discs recorded and finalized on DVD video recorders or DVD video cameras . iR ( Video ) / iRW ( Video ) [ DVD - V ] — § ≥ Discs recorded and finalized on DVD video recorders or DVD video cameras . CD [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] [ VCD ] / caution § ≥ This unit can play CD - R / RW recorded with the above formats . Close the sessions or finalize the disc after recording . ≥ [ CD ] This unit is compatible with HDCD , but does not support the Peak Extend function ( a function which expands the dynamic range of high - level signals ) . HDCD - encoded CDs sound better because they are encoded with 20 bits , as compared with 16 bits for all other CDs . Disc ≥ [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] This unit also plays HighMAT discs . ≥ [ WMA ] This unit does not support Multiple Bit Rate ( MBR : an encoding process for audio content that produces an / audio file encoded at several different bit rates ) . played § A process that allows play on compatible equipment . ≥ It may not be possible to play all the above - mentioned discs in some cases due to the type of disc or condition of the recording . be ∫ Discs that cannot be played can Note about using a DualDisc DVD - RW version 1.0 , DVD - ROM , CD - ROM , CDV , CD - G , SACD , ≥ The digital audio content side of a DualDisc does not meet the DivX Video Discs and Photo CD , DVD - RAM that cannot be thatremoved technical specifications of the Compact Disc Digital Audio from their cartridge , 2.6 - GB and 5.2 - GB DVD - RAM , and “ Chaoji ( CD - DA ) format so playback may not be possible . VCD ” available on the market including CVD , DVCD and SVCD that Discs ≥ Do not use a DualDisc in this unit as it may not be possible to do not conform to IEC62107 . insert it correctly and it may get scratched or scraped . Disc caution Maintenance Clean this unit with a soft , dry cloth . ∫ To clean discs ≥ Never use alcohol , paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit . Wipe with a damp cloth and ≥ Before using chemically treated cloth , carefully read the instructions that then wipe dry . came with the cloth . Do not use commercially available lens cleaners as they may cause ∫ Disc handling precautions malfunction . Cleaning of the lens is generally not necessary although ≥ Do not attach labels or stickers to discs . This may cause disc this depends on the operating environment . warping , rendering it unusable . ≥ Do not write on the label side with a ball - point pen or other writing Before moving the unit , ensure the disc trays are empty . Failure to instrument . do so will risk severely damaging the discs and the unit . ≥ Do not use record cleaning sprays , benzine , thinner , liquids which prevent static electricity , or any other solvent . ≥ Do not use scratch - proof protectors or covers . ≥ Do not use the following discs : – Discs with exposed adhesive from removed stickers or labels ( rented discs , etc ) . – Discs that are badly warped or cracked . – Irregularly shaped discs , such as heart shapes . RQT8593 10
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HT440En.book Page 11 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Product Service 1 . Damage requiring service — The unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel if : ( a ) The AC power supply cord or AC adaptor has been damaged ; or ( b ) Objects or liquids have gotten into the unit ; or ( c ) The unit has been exposed to rain ; or ( d ) The unit does not operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance ; or ( e ) The unit has been dropped or the cabinet damaged . 2 . Servicing — Do not attempt to service the unit beyond that described in these operating instructions . Refer all other servicing to authorized servicing personnel . 3 . Replacement parts — When parts need replacing ensure the servicer uses parts specified by the manufacturer or parts that have the same characteristics as the original parts . Unauthorized substitutes may result in fire , electric shock , or other hazards . 4 . Safety check — After repairs or service , ask the servicer to perform safety checks to confirm that the unit is in proper working condition . The servicer will require all components to service your system . Therefore , should service ever be necessary , be sure to bring the entire system . Product information For product information or assistance with product operation : In the U.S.A . , refer to “ Customer Services Directory ” on page 33 . Glossary In Canada , contact the Panasonic Canada Inc . Customer Care Centre at 1 - 800 - 561 - 5505 , or visit the website ( www.panasonic.ca ) , or an authorized Servicentre closest to you . In other areas , consult your dealer . / Service Glossary Product Decoder JPEG ( Joint Photographic Experts Group ) A decoder restores the coded audio signals on DVDs to normal . This is This is a system used for compressing / decoding color still pictures . If you called decoding . select JPEG as the storage system on digital cameras , etc . , the data will be compressed to 1 / 10 – 1 / 100 of its original size . The benefit of JPEG is less deterioration in picture quality considering the degree of Dolby Digital compression . This is a method of coding digital signals developed by Dolby Laboratories . Apart from stereo ( 2 - channel ) audio , these signals can also Linear PCM ( pulse code modulation ) be multi - channel audio . A large amount of audio information can be These are uncompressed digital signals , similar to those found on CDs . recorded on one disc using this method . DTS ( Digital Theater Systems ) MP3 ( MPEG Audio Layer 3 ) This surround system is used in many movie theaters around the world . An audio compression method that compresses audio to approximately There is good separation between the channels , so realistic sound effects one tenth of its size without any considerable loss of audio quality . are possible . Playback control ( PBC ) Dynamic range If a Video CD has playback control , you can select scenes and information with menus . Dynamic range is the difference between the lowest level of sound that can be heard above the noise of the equipment and the highest level of sound before distortion occurs . Progressive / Interlaced NTSC , the video signal standard , has 480 interlaced ( i ) scan lines , Frame still and field still whereas progressive scanning uses twice the number of scan lines . This Frames are the still pictures that go together to make a moving picture . is called 480p . There are about 30 frames shown each second . Using progressive output , you can enjoy the high - resolution video One frame is made up of two fields . A regular television shows these recorded on media such as DVD - Video . fields one after the other to create frames . Your television must be compatible to enjoy progressive video . A still is shown when you pause a moving picture . A frame still is made up of two alternating fields , so the picture may appear blurred , but overall Sampling frequency quality is high . Sampling is the process of converting the heights of sound wave ( analog A field still is not blurred , but it has only half the information of a frame still signal ) samples taken at set periods into digits ( digital encoding ) . so picture quality is lower . Sampling frequency is the number of samples taken per second , so larger numbers mean more faithful reproduction of the original sound . I / P / B TM MPEG 2 , the video compression standard adopted for use with WMA ( Windows Media Audio ) DVD - Video , codes frames using these 3 picture types . WMA is a compression format developed by Microsoft Corporation . It I : Intra coded picture achieves the same sound quality as MP3 with a file size that is smaller This picture has the best quality and is the best to use when adjusting than that of MP3 . the picture . P : Predictive coded picture This picture is calculated based on past I - or P - pictures . B : Bidirectionally - predictive coded picture This picture is calculated by comparing past and future I - and P - pictures so it has the lowest volume of information . RQT8593 11
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HT440En.book Page 12 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Basic play POWER OPEN / CLOSE 1 Power on . 3 Open the drawer and place the disc ( s ) . ≥ Load double - sided discs so the label for the side you want to play is facing up . ≥ To load discs on the other trays , press [ DISC SKIP ] on the main unit . ≥ Play will start from the disc in the front - left position of the tray . ≥ For DVD - RAM , remove the disc from its cartridge before use . ≥ Do not : SELECTOR – load more than one disc per tray . – touch the drawer or the carousel while they are in motion . 2 Select “ DVD / CD ” . – rotate the carousel by hand . ≥ Select “ AUX ” to enjoy video – close the drawer by hand . cassette recorder , television OPEN / CLOSE or cable TV programs . ( Refer to page 7 for the 4 Close the drawer . necessary connections . ) DISC EXCHANGE ∫ ( Stop ) SURROUND MUSIC DISC SKIP OPEN / CLOSE DISC DISC EXCHANGE SKIP VOLUME SELECTOR POWER MUSIC PORT SURROUND 1 2 3 4 5 MUSIC 5 DISC SELECTOR TUNE MODE FM MODE MEMORY TUNING 5 DISC SELECTOR Press to skip . play VOLUME Press and hold to 5 Start play . 6 Adjust the – search during play Basic – start slow - motion play during pause When the disc finishes playing volume . ( Motion picture part ) If the next disc does not start playing , select it ≥ Press [ 1 ] ( Play ) to start normal play . with the 5 DISC SELECTOR buttons . ≥ You can also select the disc using the remote control ( ➜ page 14 , Checking the disc type in each tray ) . To change the sound quality ➜ page 26 Using the main unit ≥ The sound fills the room , and ≥ Each time you press [ DISC OPEN / CLOSE comes from all directions with SKIP ] , you can select the other SURROUND Equalizing the equal intensity , regardless of trays . MUSIC your orientation within the room . sound ≥ The indicator on the button DISC Changing the lights . SKIP other discs without ≥ While the drawer is closed Skipping to DISC interrupting Each time you press the button , SKIP Change the the next disc the carousel moves counter - play discs tray clockwise by one tray . OPEN / CLOSE ≥ The drawer opens and the disc in the play position comes to the Exchanging DISC front - left position . EXCHANGE the disc in the ≥ Press the button again to play RQT8593 [ Note [ play position the disc after changing the disc ≥ Discs continue to rotate while menus are displayed . To preserve the in the front - left position . unit’s motor and your television screen , press [ ∫ ] ( Stop ) when you are finished with the menus . ≥ Total title number may not be displayed properly on iR / iRW . 12
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HT440En.book Page 13 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM If you are experiencing problems , refer to troubleshooting ( ➜ page 30 to 31 ) . Using the remote control Select 1 2 On - screen — item select Numbered CANCEL buttons Register 6 , , [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] [ VCD ] [ CD ] SKIP SLOW / SEARCH e.g . To select 12 : STOP [ S10 ] ➜ [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] 5 PAUSE [ VCD ] with playback control TOP MENU , MENU , DIRECT NAVIGATOR PLAY LIST Press [ ∫ STOP ] to cancel the PBC function , and then press the numbered buttons . ENTER Enter number RETURN [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] e.g . To select 123 : [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] ➜ [ 3 ] ➜ [ ENTER ] FL DISPLAY ≥ Press [ CANCEL ] to cancel the number ( s ) . [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] The position is memorized while Shows a disc top menu . “ RESUME ” is on the display . ≥ Press [ 1 PLAY ] to resume . Stop [ DVD - VR ] ≥ Press [ ∫ STOP ] again to clear Press the button to show the the position . programs ( ➜ page 17 ) . [ DVD - V ] ≥ Press [ 1 PLAY ] to restart play . Shows a disc menu . play Pause Disc menu [ DVD - VR ] Basic Press the button to show a play list ( ➜ page 17 ) . [ VCD ] with playback control — Shows a disc menu . ≥ [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] Skip [ This feature does not work Return to during program and random play — previous ( ➜ page 15 ) . ] screen [ 3 , 4 ] : Group skip [ 2 , 1 ] : Content skip [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] [ VCD ] [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] ≥ Up to 5 steps . Time display Search ≥ Press [ 1 PLAY ] to start normal ( during play ) , - . Information display play . ( e.g . [ DVD - VR ] Program ≥ [ VCD ] Slow - motion : forward number ) Slow - motion Main unit direction only . ( during pause ) display [ JPEG ] When Slideshow ( ➜ page 18 ) is [ DVD - A ] ( Motion picture part ) on : [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - V ] [ VCD ] Frame - by - SLIDE , - . Contents number When Slideshow is off : frame ≥ [ VCD ] Forward direction only . , - . Contents number PLAY ( during pause ) RQT8593 13
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8593En_p12 - 23 . fm Page 14 Tuesday , January 10 , 2006 5 : 25 PM Convenient functions Displaying current playback condition Press [ QUICK OSD ] . 1 5 ≥ To exit the screen , press [ QUICK OSD ] . CANCEL e.g . [ DVD - V ] Elapsed play time Current playback number Numbered buttons Chapter Time Title 1 4 0 : 41 : 23 DISC Playback Program Playback condition PLAY Current position Play mode ENTER Playing CDs sequentially [ VCD ] [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] This feature is very convenient if you want to play several music CDs QUICK OSD sequentially . Make sure that applicable disc is in the play position before PLAY MODE , playing ( ➜ Checking the disc type in each tray , left ) . CD MODE While stopped Press and hold [ — CD MODE ] . 1 PRG PL DTS D MODE DVD RDS PS AC PTY A Checking the disc type in each tray Press [ 1 PLAY ] . 2 You can select the disc after checking the discs loaded with the Disc ≥ If all loaded discs are DVDs or if other discs are unchecked , CD Mode information screen . does not work . ≥ You can also select the disc directly with the 5 DISC SELECTOR ≥ HighMAT menus and Video CD playback control are disabled . buttons on the main unit . ≥ You cannot turn CD Mode on or off during program or random play . Press [ DISC ] to show the Disc information screen . ≥ If you want to play a DVD , press and hold [ — CD MODE ] again to cancel 1 ≥ To exit the screen , press [ DISC ] . CD Mode . ( CD Mode is also canceled when you switch the unit to functions standby , select another source , or change the disc in the play position . ) e.g . Disc Information ≥ DVD and JPEG are skipped without being played . DVD - Video Track 10 Time 1 : 15 CD DVD - Audio Convenient Unchecked No Disc Empty Not yet read Press the numbered buttons ( [ 1 ] – [ 5 ] ) to select the 2 disc . RQT8593 14
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HT440En.book Page 15 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM To change the selected program 1 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select the program number . Program and Random play 2 Press the numbered buttons to change each item . Press [ ENTER ] to register the selection . ) ( [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] To clear the selected program Press [ PLAY MODE ] while stopped . 1 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select the program number . Program and random playback screens appear sequentially . 2 Press [ CANCEL ] ( or press [ 3 , 4 , 2 , 1 ] to select “ Clear ” and press § Program__ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ) Random [ ENTER ] ) . ^ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - off ( Normal play ) ( __ - - - - - - - - - - - } To clear the whole program § “ RANDOM 1 ” and “ RANDOM 2 ” ( ➜ right ) are displayed on the main Select “ Clear all ” with [ 3 , 4 , 2 , 1 ] and press [ ENTER ] . unit’s display when CD Mode is on ( ➜ page 14 ) . The whole program is also cleared when the disc is moved out of the play To exit the program and random mode position , the unit is turned off or another source is selected . Press [ PLAY MODE ] several times while stopped . Random play ≥ Selecting “ Play as Data Disc ” in Other Menu ( ➜ page 20 ) will be effective if the following functions are not available to play WMA , MP3 or ∫ When CD Mode is off JPEG files . ≥ [ DVD - V ] Some items cannot be played even if you have programmed [ VCD ] [ CD ] them . You can play all the items on a disc in the play position in random ≥ [ DVD - A ] Some discs contain bonus groups . If a password screen order . appears after selecting a group , enter the password with the numbered [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] buttons to play the bonus group . Refer also to the disc’s jacket . You can play selected item ( s ) on a disc in the play position in random order . Program play ( up to 32 items ) 1 [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] Press the numbered buttons to select a group or a title . ∫ When CD Mode is off ( [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] Press [ ENTER ] to register the selection . ) [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] [ VCD ] [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] You can program all the items on a disc in the play position . e.g . [ DVD - V ] Random Playback Choose a title . 1 [ VCD ] [ CD ] Skip to step 2 Title 1 Press the numbered buttons to select a group or title . 0 ~ 9 PLAY to start to select Press [ ENTER ] to register the selection . ) ( [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] Program Playback e.g . [ DVD - V ] DISC SFC MONO SLP ST CT TG HDMI D.MIX SRD PRG PL E . Choose a title and chapter . HDCD DTS D CD T / G No . Disc C / T MODE H.BASS 1 Play DVD W RDS PGM 12 AC PS PTY A RND Clear T / G : Title / Group Clear all tions C / T : Chapter , Content / [ DVD - A ] Track ≥ To enter all groups , press [ 2 , 1 ] to select “ All ” and press ENTER PLAY to select and press to start func [ ENTER ] . ≥ To deselect a group , press numbered buttons corresponding to ≥ To select a 2 - digit number the group you want to clear . Convenient e.g . To select 12 : [ S10 ] ➜ [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] 2 Press [ 1 PLAY ] . [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] ➜ [ ENTER ] 2 Press the numbered buttons to select a chapter or track . ∫ When CD Mode is on ( ➜ page 14 ) ( [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] Press [ ENTER ] to register the selection . ) [ VCD ] [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] ≥ Repeat steps 1 and 2 to program other items . You can select either “ RANDOM 1 ” or “ RANDOM 2 ” . 3 Press [ 1 PLAY ] . ≥ RANDOM 1 You can play all the items on all the discs in random order . ∫ When CD Mode is on ( ➜ page 14 ) DISC SFC MONO SLP ST CT TG HDMI D.MIX SRD PRG PL E . [ VCD ] [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] HDCD DTS D CD MODE H.BASS You can program all the items on all the discs . DVD W RDS PGM 12 AC PS PTY A RND 1 Press the numbered buttons ( [ 1 ] – [ 5 ] ) to select a disc . ≥ RANDOM 2 2 [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] Press the numbered buttons to select a group . You can play all the discs in sequence , but all the items on each ( Press [ ENTER ] to register the selection . ) disc are played in random order . ≥ To select a 2 - digit number DISC SFC MONO SLP ST CT TG HDMI D.MIX SRD PRG PL E . e.g . To select 12 : [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] ➜ [ ENTER ] HDCD DTS D CD MODE H.BASS 3 Press the numbered buttons to select a track . DVD W RDS PGM 12 AC PS PTY A RND ( [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] Press [ ENTER ] to register the selection . ) ≥ To select a 2 - digit number Press [ 1 PLAY ] . e.g . To select 12 : [ S10 ] ➜ [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] e.g . [ CD ] Random Playback [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] ➜ [ ENTER ] Press PLAY to start ≥ Repeat steps 1 to 3 to program other items . 4 Press [ 1 PLAY ] . To select an item using the cursor buttons Press [ ENTER ] and [ 3 , 4 ] to select an item , and then press [ ENTER ] again to register . RQT8593 15
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HT440En.book Page 16 Tuesday , January 24 , 2006 10 : 55 AM Playing data discs using navigation menus ∫ Using the submenu 1 While Navigation Menu is displayed Press [ FUNCTIONS ] . 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select an item and press [ ENTER ] . Numbered Items shown differ depending on the type of disc . buttons Multi Groups and contents are displayed . Contents only List , Groups only Tree SLOW / SEARCH STOP Thumbnail Thumbnail images [ JPEG ] MENU , TOP MENU , To go to next group [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] Next group PLAY LIST DIRECT NAVIGATOR To go to previous group [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] Previous group ENTER WMA / MP3 and JPEG All FUNCTIONS WMA / MP3 only Audio Picture JPEG only To switch between guide messages and the Help display elapsed play time indicator Find To search by content or group title ( ➜ below ) Playing data discs [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] ∫ Searching by a content or group title Highlight a group title to search the group , or a content title to search Selecting “ Play as Data Disc ” in Other Menu ( ➜ page 20 ) will be effective its content . if the following functions are not available to play WMA , MP3 or JPEG 1 While the submenu is displayed ( ➜ above ) files . TM Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select “ Find ” and press [ ENTER ] . discs ( ➜ page 17 ) ≥ Playing HighMAT ¢ A Find Playing items in order ( Playback Menu ) ( Except JPEG files on DVD - RAM ) 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select a character and press [ ENTER ] . ≥ Repeat to enter another character . Press [ TOP MENU ] . 1 ≥ Lower case characters are also searched . ≥ To exit the screen , press [ TOP MENU ] . enus ≥ Press [ 6 , 5 SLOW / SEARCH ] to skip between A , E , I , O e.g . and U . Playback Menu ≥ Press [ 2 ] to erase a character . Total 434 mWMA / MP3 / JPEG All ≥ Leave the asterisk ( ¢ ) when you search for the titles including tion Total 7 WMA / MP3 Audio the character you enter . ≥ Erase the asterisk ( ¢ ) to search for the titles starting with igathe Total 427 JPEG Picture character you enter . To add the asterisk ( ¢ ) again , display the ENTER to select and press nav submenu again and select “ Find ” . Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select “ All ” , “ Audio ” or “ Picture ” and 3 Press [ 1 ] to select “ Find ” and press [ ENTER ] . using2 press [ ENTER ] . The search result screen appears . 4 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select the content or group and press Playing from the selected item ( Navigation discsMenu ) [ ENTER ] . Press [ MENU ] . 1 ≥ To exit the screen , press [ MENU ] . data Selecting a track using CD text e.g . [ CD ] Group and content number JPEG 5 Navigation gMenu currently playing 005 Japanese 001 Lady Starfish 002 My favorite2 yin Titles appear with CD Text disc playback . 001 Lady Starfish Perfume : JPEG 001 My favorite1 002 Metal Glue 002 My favorite2 003 Life on Jupiter la 001 Brazilian 004 Starperson Press [ TOP MENU ] or [ MENU ] . 002 Chinese : WMA / MP3 P1 003 Czech 004 Hungarian ≥ To exit the screen , press [ TOP MENU ] or [ MENU ] . 005 Japanese 006 Mexican 007 Philippine e.g . CD text CD Text 63 00 1 / 23 008 Swedish 009 Piano Disc Title : All By Artist 010 oVocalup Gr Content Disc Artist : Pink Island Track title : Long John Platinum Track Artist : SHIPWRECKED Content 0001 / 0004 Group 005 / 023 Number currently selected 1 . Ashley at Prom 2 . City Penguin Formura one 3 . 4 . Soccer Baseball 5 . Neanderthal 6 . Cartoons 7 . Trilobites 8 Press [ 3 , 4 , 2 , 1 ] to select the group and press 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select the track and press [ ENTER ] . [ ENTER ] . 2 ≥ Press [ FUNCTIONS ] to show the playback condition and current To play content in the group in order position . 3 Press [ ENTER ] . To start play from the selected content Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select and [ ENTER ] . RQT8593 To enjoy listening to WMA / MP3 contents while showing a JPEG image on the screen , select a JPEG file first and then select audio contents . ( The opposite order is not effective . ) 16
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HT440En.book Page 17 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Playing a play list TM Playing HighMAT discs This works only when the disc contains a play list . [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] Press [ PLAY LIST ] . 1 Press [ TOP MENU ] . ≥ To exit the screen , press [ PLAY LIST ] . 1 ≥ To exit the screen , press [ ∫ STOP ] . Playlist e.g . No . Date Length T i t l e ≥ To change the menu background to the one recorded on the disc , 1 11 / 11 0 : 00 : 01 City Penguin 2 12 / 1 0 : 01 : 20 Ashley at Prom press [ FUNCTIONS ] . 3 1 / 2 1 : 10 : 04 Special 4 2 / 3 0 : 10 : 20 Soccer 5 2 / 10 0 : 25 : 01 Baseball Press [ 3 , 4 , 2 , 1 ] to select the item , and then press 6 3 / 12 0 : 06 : 13 Home 2 7 3 / 1 0 : 01 : 20 Drama 8 4 / 2 1 : 00 : 12 Goodbye [ ENTER ] . 9 4 / 3 0 : 30 : 20 Soccer 2 10 4 / 10 1 : 00 : 01 Baseball 2 ≥ Repeat this step if necessary . to select and press 0 9 to exit ENTER RETURN Menu : Takes you to the next e.g . New Playlist Item Long Name Display Te PAGE 1 / 3 Press [ 3 , 4 ] or the numbered buttons to select the menu which shows 2 play list . play lists or another Menu2 Menu1 Play list1 ≥ To select a 2 - digit number menu e.g . 12 : [ S10 ] ➜ [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] Play list : play starts Play list2 Menu3 Play list3 Press [ ENTER ] . 3 3Return 2 Prev Next 1 Tips for making data discs Selecting from the list ≥ When there are more than 8 groups , the eighth group onwards will be displayed on one vertical line in the menu screen . During play 1 ≥ There may be differences in the display order on the menu screen and Press [ MENU ] . computer screen . ≥ To exit the screen , press [ MENU ] . ≥ This unit cannot play files recorded using packet write . All By Artist Krissa Playlist e.g . DVD - RAM No . Content title 1 Few times in summer Playlist ≥ Discs must conform to UDF 2.0 . 2 Less and less Group 3 And when I was born 4 Quatre gymnopedies Content CD - R / RW 5 You've made me sad 6 I can't quit him Evening glory 7 ≥ Discs must conform to ISO9660 level 1 or 2 ( except for extended Wheeling spin 8 Velvet Cuppermine 9 formats ) . Ziggy starfish 10 ≥ This unit supports multi - session but if there are many sessions it takes 0 9 to select to play ENTER to exit RETURN more time for play to start . Keep the number of sessions to a minimum to avoid this . Press [ 2 ] followed by [ 3 , 4 ] to switch among 2 “ Playlist ” , “ Group ” and “ Content ” lists . Naming folders and files e.g . [ MP3 ] enus ( Files are treated as contents and folders root Press [ 1 ] followed by [ 3 , 4 ] to select an item and 3 are treated as groups on this unit . ) 001 group press [ ENTER ] . At the time of recording , prefix folder and file 001 m names . This should be with numbers that navigation 001 track.mp3 have an equal number of digits , and should 002 track.mp3 003 track.mp3 be done in the order you want to play them Playing RAM discs 002 group ( this may not work at times ) . [ DVD - VR ] Files must have the extension ( ➜ below ) . 001 track.mp3333 002 track.mppp 003 group ≥ Titles appear only if the titles are recorded on the disc . [ WMA ] ( Extension : “ . WMA ” or “ . wma ” ) 003 track.mm using 004 track . ≥ You cannot edit programs , play lists and disc titles . ≥ You cannot play WMA files that are copy - 001 track.mp33 protected . 002 track.mp 003 track.mp3 ≥ This unit does not support Multiple Bit discs Playing the programs Rate ( MBR ) . Press [ DIRECT NAVIGATOR ] . [ MP3 ] ( Extension : “ . MP3 ” or “ . mp3 ” ) 1 ≥ To exit the screen , press [ DIRECT NAVIGATOR ] . data ≥ This unit does not support ID3 tags . ≥ Compatible sampling rates : 8 , 11.02 , 12 , 16 , 22.05 , 24 , 32 , 44.1 and Direct Navigator e.g . 48 kHz . ying [ JPEG ] ( Extension : “ . JPG ” , “ . jpg ” , “ . JPEG ” or “ . jpeg ” ) ≥ To view JPEG files on this unit : On Date T i t l e Contents No . la 1 11 / 1 ( WED ) 0 : 05 AM Monday feature – Take them on a digital camera that meets the DCF Standard ( Design 2 1 / 1 ( MON ) 1 : 05 AM Auto action P 3 2 / 2 ( TUE ) 2 : 21 AM Cinema rule for Camera File system ) Version 1.0 . Some digital cameras have 4 3 / 3 ( WED ) 3 : 37 AM Music 5 4 / 10 ( THU ) 11 : 05 AM Baseball functions that are not supported by the DCF Standard Version 1.0 like to select 0 9 to exit RETURN automatic picture rotation which may render a picture unviewable . Press [ 3 , 4 ] or the numbered buttons to select the – Do not alter the files in any way or save them under a different name . 2 program . ≥ This unit cannot display moving pictures , MOTION JPEG and other such formats , and still pictures other than JPEG ( e.g . TIFF ) , or play ≥ To select a 2 - digit number pictures with attached audio . e.g . 12 : [ S10 ] ➜ [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] ≥ Press [ 1 ] to show the contents of the program and the disc . Press [ ENTER ] . 3 RQT8593 17
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HT440En.book Page 18 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Using on - screen menus Press once . 1 Select Select the menu . 2 Go to the e.g . [ DVD - V ] next menu Numbered CANCEL Functions buttons Title 1 English 1 / 2 Chapter 2 French 3 / 10 Register Time 3 Spanish 0 : 24 : 31 Audio 1 English Return to the previous Subtitle 3 Spanish menu gle An 1 / 2 PLAY Select Make the settings . 3 e.g . [ DVD - V ] Functions ENTER Title 1 / 2 1 English Chapter 3 / 10 2 French FUNCTIONS Register Time 0 : 24 : 31 3 Spanish Audio 1 English Subtitle 3 Spanish Angle 1 / 2 Oth S tti Press to exit . 4 Main menu Items shown differ depending on the type of disc . To start from a specific item To switch still pictures Program Still Picture e.g . [ DVD - VR ] To select Program 12 Group To show thumbnail images Thumbnail Press the numbered buttons : [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] ➜ [ ENTER ] Title [ DVD - V ] ( with multiple subtitles ) [ VCD ] ( SVCD only ) Chapter menus Functions To select subtitle language Track ≥ On iR / iRW , a subtitle number may be shown for Program 2 / 16 Program Search 12 Playlist Time 0 : 34 : 15 subtitles that are not displayed . Audio L R Subtitle Content ≥ [ DVD - VR ] “ On ” or “ Off ” appears only with discs that Subtitle on - screenOn contain subtitle on / off information ( Subtitle on / off ( Time Slip and Time Search do not work with information cannot be recorded using Panasonic iR / iRW discs . ) DVD Recorders ) . To skip incrementally or decrementally ( Time Slip for play only ) [ DVD - VR ] 1 Press [ ENTER ] twice to show the Time Slip Usingindicator . To recall a marker recorded on DVD - Video Time Marker ( VR ) 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select the time and press [ ENTER ] . recorders ≥ To change the steps more quickly , press and hold Press [ 3 , 4 ] ➜ Press [ ENTER ] . [ 3 , 4 ] . ( with multiple angles ) Angle To start from a specific time ( Time Search ) To select a video angle To change remaining / elapsed time display To rotate a picture Rotate [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] ( with multiple soundtracks ) Picture To select audio soundtrack To turn on / off slideshow [ DVD - VR ] [ VCD ] On , - - - - - - . Off To select “ L ” , “ R ” or “ LR ” Slideshow To change the slideshow timing [ DVD - V ] ( Karaoke disc ) 0 s 30 sec To select “ On ” or “ Off ” for vocals ( ➜ page 19 ) Other ≥ Read the disc’s instructions for details . Settings Signal type / data LPCM / PPCM / ÎDigital / DTS / MPEG : Signal type kHz ( Sampling frequency ) / bit / ch ( Number of channels ) e.g . 3 / 2 . 1ch Audio . 1 : Low frequency effect . 1 : ( not displayed if there is no signal ) . 0 : No surround . 1 : Mono surround . 2 : Stereo surround ( left / right ) . 1 : Center . 2 : Front leftiFront right RQT8593 . 3 : Front leftiFront rightiCenter [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] To display the current bitrate or sampling frequency 18
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HT440En.book Page 19 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Other Settings Items shown differ depending on the type of disc . ∫ Picture Menu [ DVD - A ] ( Motion picture part ) [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - V ] To change play speed Normal – from “ k0.6 ” to “ k1.4 ” Cinema1 : Mellows images and enhances detail in ≥ Press [ 1 PLAY ] to return to normal play . dark scenes . ≥ After you change the speed Cinema2 : Sharpens images and enhances detail in – Dolby Pro Logic II and Sound Enhancement have dark scenes . Play Speed no effect . Animation : Suitable for animation . – Audio output switches to 2 - channel stereo ( except Dynamic : Enhances the contrast for powerful when Surround Music is on ) . images . – Sampling frequency of 96 kHz is converted to User : Press [ ENTER ] to select “ Picture 48 kHz . Adjustment ” ( ➜ below ) . Picture ≥ This function may not work depending on the disc’s Picture Adjustment Mode recording . Contrast : Increases the contrast between light and dark parts of the picture . ∫ Play Menu Brightness : Brightens the picture . This works only when the elapsed play time can be displayed . It also Sharpness : Adjusts the sharpness of the edges of works with all JPEG content . horizontal lines . Color : Adjusts the shade of the picture’s color . [ DVD - VR ] : Program > Disc > Off Gamma : Adjusts the brightness of dark parts . ≥ During play list play : Scene > Playlist > Off § Depth Enhancer : Reduces the rough noise in the Group > Off [ DVD - A ] : Track > § background to give a greater feeling [ DVD - V ] : Chapter > Title > Off § of depth . > Off [ VCD ] [ CD ] : Track > Disc ≥ When CD Mode is on : Track > Disc > All CD’s > Off To select suitable picture quality with your ≥ When CD Mode is on during program or random television Video play : Track > All CD’s > Off 480i ( interlaced ) , - - - - - - . 480p ( progressive ) Repeat § Output > Off [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] : Content > Group When you select “ 480p ” , a confirmation screen Mode ≥ When CD Mode is on : appears . Select “ Yes ” only if connecting to a Content > Group > All CD’s > Off progressive output compatible television . ≥ When CD Mode is on during program or random If you have chosen “ 480p ” ( ➜ above ) , select the play : Content > All CD’s > Off method of conversion for progressive output to suit the § > Off [ JPEG ] : Group type of material . § “ All ” is displayed during program and random play . enus Auto1 ( normal ) : Detects 24 frame - per - second film Except [ JPEG ] [ DVD - VR ] ( Still picture part ) Transfer content and appropriately converts it . To repeat a specified section Mode A - B Repeat Auto2 : Compatible with 30 frame - per - second film m Press [ ENTER ] at the starting and ending points . on - screen content in addition to 24 frame - per - second film Press [ ENTER ] again to cancel . content . Except [ DVD - VR ] Video : Select when using Auto1 or Auto2 , and the To mark up to 5 positions to play again video content is distorted . Press [ ENTER ] ( The unit is now ready to accept markers . ) Using To mark a position : Press [ ENTER ] ( at the desired point ) . To mark another position : Press [ 2 , 1 ] to select “ ¢ ” ➜ Press [ ENTER ] . Marker To recall a marker : Press [ 2 , 1 ] ➜ Press [ ENTER ] . To erase a marker : Press [ 2 , 1 ] ➜ Press [ CANCEL ] . ≥ This feature does not work during program and random play . ≥ Markers you add are cleared when you change the disc in the play position or switch the unit to standby . [ DVD - VR ] ( Except still picture part ) [ DVD - V ] ( Except iR / iRW ) Allows you to browse the disc contents and start playing from the selected position . You can select either “ Intro Mode ” or “ Interval Mode ” in “ Advanced Disc Review ” in the “ Disc ” tab ( ➜ page 21 ) . Advanced When you find a title / program to play Disc Review Press [ 1 PLAY ] . ≥ This may not work depending on the disc and the play position . ≥ [ DVD - VR ] This does not work when playing a playlist ( Continued on next page ) RQT8593 ( ➜ page 17 ) . 19
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HT440En.book Page 20 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Using on - screen menus Other Settings Items shown differ depending on the type of disc . ∫ Audio Menu ∫ Other Menu ( ➜ page 21 ) ( ➜ page 26 , Enhancing the stereo sound : Setup Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic II ) To play DVD - Video contents of DVD - Audio Play as DVD - Video Select “ Play as DVD - Video ” . To make the dialogue in movies easier to or hear Play as DVD - Audio [ DVD - V ] ( Dolby Digital , DTS , 3 - channel or Dialogue Enhancer To use functions for data discs Play as DVD - VR , higher , with the dialogue recorded in the ( ➜ page 16 ) Play as HighMAT center channel ) Select “ Play as Data Disc ” . or On , - - - - - - . Off Play as Data Disc Enhances audio output to reduce noise and Sound improve clarity . Enhancement On , - - - - - - . Off ∫ Display Menu [ JPEG ] Off , Date , Details Information 0 to s60 ( in 2 unit steps ) Subtitle Position Auto , 0 to s7 Subtitle Brightness To select how to show images made for 4 : 3 aspect screens on a 16 : 9 aspect television Normal : Laterally stretches images . Auto : Expands 4 : 3 letterbox images to fill more of the screen . Other images 4 : 3 Aspect appear in full in the center of the screen . Shrink : Images appear in the center of the screen . Zoom : Expands all images to fill the screen . If your television has a similar feature , use it instead for a better effect . menus To select the appropriate screen size to fit your television screen [ DVD - A ] ( Motion picture part ) on - screen [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - V ] [ VCD ] Auto , 4 : 3 Standard , European Vista , 16 : 9 Standard , American Vista , Cinemascope1 , Cinemascope2 Just Fit Zoom e.g . Using 4 : 3 Standard ( 4 : 3 ) European Vista ( 1.66 : 1 ) 16 : 9 Standard ( 16 : 9 ) American Vista ( 1.85 : 1 ) Cinemascope1 ( 2.35 : 1 ) Cinemascope2 ( 2.55 : 1 ) To zoom in and out manually – in 0.01 - unit steps from “ k1.00 ” to “ k1.60 ” – in 0.02 - unit steps from “ k1.60 ” to “ k2.00 ” Manual Zoom ≥ To change the steps more quickly , press and hold [ 3 , 4 ] . [ DVD - A ] ( Motion picture part ) [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - V ] [ VCD ] Bit Rate Display On , - - - - - - . Off To make the on - screen menu transparent GUI See - through Off , On , Auto To adjust the on - screen menu brightness GUI Brightness s3 to r3 RQT8593 20
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HT440En.book Page 21 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Changing the player settings Press and hold to show 1 the Setup menu . If you have not performed QUICK SETUP ( ➜ page 9 ) , the QUICK SETUP screen appears . Numbered buttons Select Select the tab . 2 Go right Select Select the item . 3 ENTER SETUP Register Make the settings . Select 4 Item Setup Disc Tab English Register Audio Video Automatic Subtitle Setting Audio English Menus Display Intro Mode Advanced Disc Review Others Ratings Level 8 to exit ENTER RETURN to select and press ≥ The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby . settings ≥ Underlined items are the factory settings in the following diagram . Press and hold to exit . 5 player QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area . the Changing ∫ “ Disc ” tab § 1 § 2 ≥ English ≥ French ≥ Spanish ≥ Original ≥ Other ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ Audio Choose the audio language . § 3 § 2 ≥ Automatic ≥ English ≥ French ≥ Spanish ≥ Other ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ Subtitle Choose the subtitle language . § 2 ≥ English ≥ French ≥ Spanish ≥ Other ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ Menus Choose the language for disc menus . Changing the menu language in QUICK SETUP also changes this setting . ≥ Intro Mode : Reviews each title / program . Advanced Disc Review ≥ Interval Mode : Reviews not only each title / program but also each 10 - minute interval within a title / program . ( ➜ page 19 ) Setting ratings ( When level 8 is selected ) Ratings ≥ 8 No Limit ≥ 1 to 7 ≥ 0 Lock All : To prevent play of discs without rating levels . Set a rating level to limit DVD - Video play . When you select your ratings level , a password screen is shown . Follow the on - screen instructions . Do not forget your password . A message screen will be shown if a DVD - Video disc exceeding the rating level is inserted in the unit . Enter your password and then follow the on - screen instructions . § 1 The original language designated on the disc is selected . § 2 Input the appropriate code from the language code list ( ➜ page 23 ) . § 3 If the language selected for “ Audio ” is not available , subtitles appear in that language ( if available on the disc ) . RQT8593 ( Continued on next page ) 21
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HT440En.book Page 22 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Changing the player settings QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area . ∫ “ Video ” tab : Regular aspect television ( 4 : 3 ) ≥ 4 : 3 Pan & Scan TV Aspect The sides of the widescreen picture are cut off so it fills the screen ( unless Choose the setting to suit your prohibited by the disc ) . television and preference . ≥ 4 : 3 Letterbox : Regular aspect television ( 4 : 3 ) Widescreen picture is shown in the letterbox style . ≥ 16 : 9 : Widescreen television ( 16 : 9 ) ≥ Standard ( Direct View TV ) ≥ CRT Projector ≥ LCD TV / Projector TV Type ≥ Projection TV ≥ Plasma TV Select to suit the type of television . ≥ 20ms ≥ 40ms ≥ 60ms ≥ 80ms ≥ 100ms ≥ 0ms Time Delay When connected with a Plasma display , adjust if you notice the audio is out of sync with the video . ≥ Automatic Still Mode § ≥ Field : The picture is not blurred , but picture quality is lower . Specify the type of picture shown § : Overall quality is high , but the picture may appear blurred . ≥ Frame when paused . ≥ Lighter : When connected through VIDEO OUT or S - VIDEO OUT . Black Level Control ≥ Darker : When connected through COMPONENT VIDEO OUT ( Y / PB / PR ) . Change the black level of the picture if you connected a television through the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals . § Refer to “ Frame still and field still ” ( ➜ page 11 , Glossary ) . ∫ “ Audio ” tab ≥ Off Dynamic Range Compression ≥ On : Adjusts for clarity even when the volume is low by compressing the range of the lowest sound level and the highest sound level . Convenient for late night viewing . ( Only works with Dolby Digital ) / 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0 / 4.0 / 5.0 ms ≥ Center : 0.0 Speaker Settings ( ➜ page 23 ) settings ≥ Surround ( L / R ) : 0.0 / 5.0 / 10.0 / 15.0 ms Set the delay time for your center and surround speakers . player ∫ “ Display ” tab ≥ English ≥ Français ≥ Español Menu Language ≥ On ≥ Off On - Screen theMessages Changing ∫ “ Others ” tab ≥ Bright ≥ Dim FL Dimmer ≥ Auto : The display is dimmed , but brightens when you perform some operations . Change the brightness of the unit’s display . ≥ Yes ≥ No QUICK SETUP ≥ Yes : The password screen is shown if “ Ratings ” ( ➜ page 21 ) is set . Please enter the same password . Re - initialize Setting After “ INIT ” on the display disappears , turn the unit off and on again . Return all values in the Setup menus ≥ No to the default settings . RQT8593 22
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HT440En.book Page 23 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Changing the delay time of the speakers 1 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select the delay time box and press [ ENTER ] . ( Effective when playing multi - channel audio ) 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to adjust the delay time and press [ ENTER ] . ( Center and surround speakers only ) For optimum listening with 5.1 - channel sound , all the speakers , except for Center delay time the subwoofer , should be the same distance from the seating position . If you have to place the center or surround speakers closer to the seating position , adjust the delay time to make up for the difference . C L R ms 0.0 C : Actual speaker position C L R Exit Exit : Ideal speaker position SW a c : Primary listening distance ab c SW ms b RS LS 0.0 LS RS Approximate room dimensions Surround delay time LS RS Circle of constant primary listening distance To finish the speaker setting Press [ 2 ] to select “ Exit ” and press [ ENTER ] . If either distance a or b is less than c , find the difference in the table When you change the surround speaker setting for Dolby Digital , the and change to the recommended setting . setting also changes for Dolby Pro Logic II . e.g . , the settings for Music are the same as those for Dolby Digital . a Center speaker b Surround speaker Dolby Pro Logic II Difference ( Approx . ) Setting Difference ( Approx . ) Setting Dolby Digital Music Movie 30 cm ( 1 foot ) 1.0 ms 150 cm ( 5 feet ) 5.0 ms 0 ms 0 ms 10 ms 60 cm ( 2 feet ) 2.0 ms 300 cm ( 10 feet ) 10.0 ms 5 ms 5 ms 15 ms 90 cm ( 3 feet ) 3.0 ms 450 cm ( 15 feet ) 15.0 ms 10 ms 10 ms 20 ms 120 cm ( 4 feet ) 4.0 ms 15 ms 15 ms 25 ms 150 cm ( 5 feet ) 5.0 ms settings player the Language code list Changing Norwegian : 7879 Italian : 7384 Danish : 6865 Swedish : 8386 Abkhazian : 6566 Oriya : 7982 Japanese : 7465 Dutch : 7876 Tagalog : 8476 Afar : 6565 Pashto , Pushto : 8083 Javanese : 7487 English : 6978 Tajik : 8471 Afrikaans : 6570 Persian : 7065 Kannada : 7578 Esperanto : 6979 Tamil : 8465 Albanian : 8381 Polish : 8076 Kashmiri : 7583 Estonian : 6984 Tatar : 8484 Ameharic : 6577 Portuguese : 8084 Kazakh : 7575 Faroese : 7079 Telugu : 8469 Arabic : 6582 Punjabi : 8065 Kirghiz : 7589 Fiji : 7074 Thai : 8472 Armenian : 7289 Quechua : 8185 Korean : 7579 Finnish : 7073 Tibetan : 6679 Assamese : 6583 Kurdish : 7585 French : 7082 Tigrinya : 8473 Aymara : 6589 Rhaeto - Romance : 8277 Laotian : 7679 Frisian : 7089 Tonga : 8479 Azerbaijani : 6590 Romanian : 8279 Latin : 7665 Galician : 7176 Turkish : 8482 Bashkir : 6665 Russian : 8285 Latvian , Lettish : 7686 Georgian : 7565 Turkmen : 8475 Basque : 6985 Samoan : 8377 Lingala : 7678 German : 6869 Twi : 8487 Bengali , Bangla : 6678 Sanskrit : 8365 Lithuanian : 7684 Greek : 6976 Ukrainian : 8575 Bhutani : 6890 Scots Gaelic : 7168 Macedonian : 7775 Greenlandic : 7576 Urdu : 8582 Bihari : 6672 Serbian : 8382 Malagasy : 7771 Guarani : 7178 Uzbek : 8590 Breton : 6682 Serbo - Croatian : 8372 Malay : 7783 Gujarati : 7185 Vietnamese : 8673 Bulgarian : 6671 Shona : 8378 Malayalam : 7776 Hausa : 7265 Volapük : 8679 Burmese : 7789 Sindhi : 8368 Maltese : 7784 Hebrew : 7387 Welsh : 6789 Byelorussian : 6669 Singhalese : 8373 Maori : 7773 Hindi : 7273 Wolof : 8779 Cambodian : 7577 Slovak : 8375 Marathi : 7782 Hungarian : 7285 Xhosa : 8872 Catalan : 6765 Slovenian : 8376 Moldavian : 7779 Icelandic : 7383 Yiddish : 7473 Chinese : 9072 Somali : 8379 Mongolian : 7778 Indonesian : 7378 Yoruba : 8979 Corsican : 6779 Spanish : 6983 RQT8593 Nauru : 7865 Interlingua : 7365 Zulu : 9085 Croatian : 7282 Sundanese : 8385 Nepali : 7869 Irish : 7165 Czech : 6783 Swahili : 8387 23
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HT440En.book Page 24 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Using the radio Selecting the preset channels Press [ TUNER / BAND ] to select “ FM ” or “ AM ” . TUNER / BAND 1 Numbered Press the numbered buttons to select the channel . 2 buttons ≥ To select a 2 - digit number DISC SFC MONO SLP TG D.MIX PRG e.g . 12 : [ S10 ] ➜ [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] DE S Alternatively , press [ X , W ] . AC A When a stereo FM broadcast is being received , ST SRD E . “ ST ” lights in the display . HDCD H.BASS W PGM 1 ENTER FUNCTIONS ∫ If noise is excessive When “ FM ” is selected Press and hold [ — FM MODE ] on the main unit to display “ MONO ” . MONO ST SRD E . HDCD H.BASS W PGM 1 Press and hold [ — FM MODE ] again to cancel the mode . ≥ The mode is also canceled when you change the frequency . When “ AM ” is selected MEMORY SELECTOR Press [ FUNCTIONS ] on the remote control . radio Each time you press the button : BP 2 ( ) BP 1 the Manual tuning Using - TUNE MODE / - FM MODE TUNING Main unit only Press [ SELECTOR ] to select “ FM ” or “ AM ” . 1 Presetting stations automatically Press [ - TUNE MODE ] to select “ MANUAL ” . 2 Main unit only Press [ X TUNING W ] to select the frequency . 3 ≥ To start automatic tuning , press and hold [ X TUNING W ] until the Up to 15 stations can be set in each band , FM and AM . frequency starts scrolling . Tuning stops when a station is found . Press [ SELECTOR ] to select “ FM ” or “ AM ” . 1 ∫ Presetting the channel Press [ - TUNE MODE ] to select “ MANUAL ” . Up to 15 stations can be set in each band , FM and AM . 2 Each time you press the button : MANUAL ( ) PRESET 1 While listening to the radio broadcast Press [ ENTER ] . Press [ X TUNING W ] to tune to the lowest frequency 3 ( FM : 87.9 or 87.5 , AM : 520 ) . 2 While the frequency and “ PGM ” are flashing on the display Press the numbered buttons to select a channel . Press and hold [ MEMORY ] . ≥ To select a 2 - digit number 4 DISC SFC MONO SLP TG D.MIX Release the button when “ FM AUTO ” or “ AM AUTO ” is displayed . e.g . To select 12 : [ S10 ] ➜ [ 1 ] ➜ [ 2 ] The tuner presets all the stations it can receive into the channels in ascending order . Alternatively , press [ X , W ] , and then press [ ENTER ] . ≥ “ SET OK ” is displayed when the stations are set , and the radio The station occupying a channel is erased if another station is tunes to the last preset station . preset to that channel . ≥ “ ERROR ” is displayed when automatic presetting is unsuccessful . Preset the channels manually ( ➜ right ) . RQT8593 24
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HT440En.book Page 25 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM ∫ FM frequency step Main unit only The step is factory - set to 0.2 - MHz , but you can change it to receive broadcasts allocated in 0.1 - MHz steps . 1 Press [ SELECTOR ] to select “ FM ” . 2 Press and hold [ SELECTOR ] . After a few seconds the display changes to show the current minimum frequency . Continue to hold the button down . The minimum frequency changes and the step is changed . To return to the original step , repeat steps 1 and 2 . [ Note ] After changing the setting , previously preset frequencies will be cleared . Preset them again . Using an outdoor antenna ( optional ) Use outdoor antennas if radio reception is poor . ≥ Disconnect the antenna when the unit is not in use . ≥ Do not use the outdoor antenna during an electrical storm . The illustration shows the model for U.S.A . and Canada . Leave the AM loop antenna connected . FM outdoor antenna ( Using a television antenna ) AM outdoor antenna radio ≥ Disconnect the FM indoor antenna . ( Using a vinyl wire ) ≥ The antenna should be installed by a competent technician . Run a piece of vinyl wire Rework your outdoor antenna’s 75 ≠ coaxial cable as follows . the horizontally across a window or other convenient location . Using 5 to 12 m LOOP ANT GND ( 16 to 39 feet ) FM ANT 75 75 ≠ coaxial cable LOOP ( not included ) AM \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] ANT Antenna plug EXT ( not included ) 3 Install the coaxial cable . 4 Attach the cover . 2 Carefully pull the tabs 1 Remove a piece of the outer Clamp the cable conductor , and apart to remove the cover . vinyl insulator . wind it on so that it does not contact anything else . 13 10 mm ( / 32z ) 2 1 13 10 mm ( / 32z ) Peel back 1 Clamp with pliers 9 / 32z ) 7 mm ( RQT8593 25
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8593En_p24 - 36 . fm Page 26 Tuesday , January 10 , 2006 5 : 26 PM Using sound effects Enhancing the sound from the center speaker : Center Focus DVD This applies to discs where the dialogue is recorded in the center channel . You can make the sound of the center speaker seem like it is coming from within the television . Press and hold [ — C.FOCUS ] . VOLUME Each time you press and hold the button : C FOCUS ON , - - - - - - . C FOCUS OFF ≥ This does not work when Surround Music ( ➜ page 12 ) or Sound Field Control ( MOVIE , SPORT or MUSIC ) is turned on . ≥ This also works when Dolby Pro Logic II is turned on . Enhancing the stereo sound : Dolby Pro Logic II PL SUBWOOFER LEVEL SFC C.FOCUS Dolby Pro Logic II is an advanced decoder that derives 5 - channel CH SELECT , surround ( Left and Right Front , Center , Left and Right Surround ) from TEST stereo sound sources , whether or not it has been specifically Dolby Surround encoded . Press [ ÎPLII ] . Each time you press the button : PRG PL [ Note ] Movie : Movie software , recorded in Dolby Surround . effectsDTS D CD MODE ≥ When connected with headphones or the Rear Music Port ( ➜ page 29 ) , Music : Stereo sources DVD RDS PS AC PTY A Surround Music and the following sound effects may not be available or Off : Cancel have no effect . ( Excluding Sound Field Control : HEAVY , CLEAR or ≥ This works only in DVD / CD mode . sound SOFT ) ≥ “ ÎPLII ” lights when there is effect . ≥ You may experience a reduction in sound quality when these sound ≥ Dolby Pro Logic II is canceled when Surround Music is turned on . effects are used with some sources . If this occurs , turn the sound effects off . Using Adjusting the amount of bass : ≥ If you turn on Dolby Pro Logic II , Sound Field Control ( MOVIE , SPORT or MUSIC ) is canceled . Subwoofer level You can adjust the amount of bass . The unit automatically selects the most suitable setting according to the type of playing source . Changing the sound quality : Press [ SUBWOOFER LEVEL ] . Sound Field Control ≥ [ DVD - V ] [ DVD - VR ] To enjoy the following sound quality settings , ensure that Surround Music § # SUB W 1 # SUB W 2 # SUB W 3 SUB W 4 ( factory preset ) ( ➜ page 12 ) is turned off . ^ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } Press [ SFC ] . Each time you press the button : ≥ When another source is selected FLAT : Cancel ( no effect is added ) ( factory preset ) . § # SUB W 3 # SUB W 4 # SUB W 1 SUB W 2 ( factory preset ) MOVIE : Use this mode when playing movie software . ^ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } SPORT : Simulates sound to make you feel like you are at a sports event . MUSIC : Adds surround effects to stereo sources . ≥ To check the current setting , press [ SUBWOOFER LEVEL ] . HEAVY : Adds punch to rock . ≥ The setting you make is retained , and recalled every time you play the CLEAR : Clarifies higher sounds . same type of source , except when Sound Field Control ( MOVIE , SOFT : For background music . SPORT or MUSIC ) is turned on . § When Sound Field Control ( MOVIE , SPORT or MUSIC ) is on , the ≥ To check the current setting , press [ SFC ] . factory presets are as follows : ≥ MOVIE , SPORT and MUSIC are not available when Dolby Pro Logic II – MOVIE : SUB W 4 is on , or when playing a disc recorded with a multi - channel source . – SPORT : SUB W 2 ≥ You can adjust the volume of the surround speakers to get the best – MUSIC : SUB W 1 surround effect ( ➜ page 27 , Adjusting the volume of each speaker : Speaker level adjustments ) . RQT8593 26
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HT440En.book Page 27 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Adjusting the volume of each speaker : Speaker level adjustments This is one of the ways to get appropriate surround effects . Preparation Press [ DVD ] . While stopped and no on - screen display is shown 1 Press and hold [ — TEST ] to output a test signal . ≥ To stop the test signal , press and hold [ — TEST ] again . L : Front left C : Center R : Front right RS : Right surround LS : Left surround ≥ There is no output from SW ( subwoofer ) channel . Press [ VOLUME , r ] or [ s ] to set the volume level 2 normally used for listening . Press [ 3 ] ( increase ) or [ 4 ] ( decrease ) to adjust the 3 speaker level for each speaker . ≥ Adjust the speaker levels to the same level as the front speakers . C , RS , LS : ` 6 dB to i6 dB ∫ To adjust speaker level during play [ Effective when playing multi - channel audio or when Dolby Pro Logic II or Sound Field Control ( MOVIE , SPORT or MUSIC ) is on , and Surround Music is off . ] 1 Press [ CH SELECT ] to select the speaker . effects L # C # R # RS # LS # SW ^ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } SW : Subwoofer sound ≥ You can adjust SW only if the disc includes a subwoofer channel . ≥ “ SW ” does not appear on the display and is not adjustable Using when “ ÎPLII ” is lit . ≥ “ S ” appears on the display when “ MOVIE ” , “ SPORT ” or “ MUSIC ” is selected with Sound Field Control ( ➜ page 26 ) . In this case , you can adjust both surround speaker levels at the same time using [ 3 , 4 ] . S : ` 6dB to i6dB 2 Press [ 3 ] ( increase ) or [ 4 ] ( decrease ) to adjust the speaker level for each speaker . C , RS , LS , SW : ` 6 dB to i6 dB ( L , R : Only the balance is adjustable . ) ≥ To adjust the balance of the front speakers , while “ L ” or “ R ” is selected , press [ 2 , 1 ] . RQT8593 27
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HT440En.book Page 28 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Operating other equipment TV , TV / VIDEO TV VOLUME AUX equipment You can use the remote control to operate a Panasonic television . Connect your equipment referring to “ Cable TV box or video cassette recorder connection ” ( ➜ page 7 ) . other [ Note ] The remote control may not work properly with some models . Operating Operating the television Aim the remote control at the television . Turning the television on / off Press [ Í TV ] . Switching the television’s video input mode Press [ TV / VIDEO ] . Adjusting the volume Press [ r , s TV VOLUME ] . To play audio from your television through your home theater system Select “ AUX ” as the source , reduce the volume on the television to its minimum , and control the volume on the main unit . RQT8593 28
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8593En_p24 - 36 . fm Page 29 Friday , May 19 , 2006 3 : 55 PM Using other useful functions Using headphones Main unit only MUSIC P . / AUX Reduce the volume and connect the headphones ( not 1 included ) . 1 Headphone plug type : 3.5 mm ( / 8z ) stereo VOLUME VOLUME SLEEP MUTING Adjust headphone volume with [ VOLUME ] . 2 ≥ Audio is automatically switched to 2 - channel stereo . functions [ Note ] To prevent hearing damage , avoid listening for prolonged periods of time . Setting the sleep timer useful Using the Music Port Press and hold [ — SLEEP ] . 1 The Music Port allows you to connect and enjoy music from an external other MONO SLP ST SRD PRG PL E . device ( e.g . MP3 player ) through your home theater system . HDCD DTS D D MODE H.BASS VD W RDS PGM Preparation 1 AC PS Y A Using To avoid distorted sound , make sure that any equalizer function of your While the time is shown external device is turned off . 2 Press [ — SLEEP ] to select the time ( in minutes ) . Reduce the volume and connect the external device 1 SLEEP 30_ - - - - ) SLEEP 60_ - - - - ) SLEEP 90 ( not included ) . ^ " " " " " OFF ( _ SLEEP120 ( __ } 1 Plug type : 3.5 mm ( / 8z ) stereo SURROUND MUSIC VOLUME To cancel the timer While the time is shown , press [ — SLEEP ] to select “ OFF ” . To confirm the remaining time Press and hold [ — SLEEP ] again . To change the setting Repeat the procedure from the beginning . External device Reduce the volume before connecting . Muting the sound Press [ MUSIC P . / AUX ] to select “ FRONT MUSIC P . ” 2 § Press [ MUTING ] . FRONT MUSIC P . _ - - - - ) REAR MUSIC P . - - - ) AUX ^ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } “ MUTING ” flashes on the unit’s display . MONO ST SR RG MONO SLP ST PRG PL H DTS D DE H.B CD MODE W S DVD RDS AC AC PS PTY A § \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] “ REAR MUSIC P . ” can be selected only if the To cancel optional Panasonic wireless accessory ( e.g . SH - FX60 ) is set up ≥ Press [ MUTING ] again or reduce the volume to minimum “ VOL 0 ” , and with your home theater system . For details , please refer to its then raise it to the required level . operating instructions . ≥ Muting is canceled when you switch the unit to standby . Adjust the external device volume to a normal listening 3 level , and then adjust the volume of the main unit with [ VOLUME ] . ≥ You can enjoy surround sound when you press [ SURROUND MUSIC ] on the main unit ( \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] except when “ REAR RQT8593 MUSIC P . ” is selected ) . 29
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HT440En.book Page 30 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service , make the following checks . If you are in doubt about some of the check points , or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem , refer to “ Customer Services Directory ” on page 33 if you reside in the U.S.A . , or refer to “ Product information ” on page 11 if you reside in Canada . In other areas , consult your dealer . Power Page No power . ≥ Insert the AC power supply cord securely . 8 The unit is automatically switched ≥ The Sleep timer was working and had reached the set time limit . 29 to standby mode . Unresponsive or inoperable function No response when any buttons ≥ This unit cannot play discs other than the ones listed in these operating instructions . 10 The unit may not be operating properly due to lightning , static electricity or some other external are pressed . ≥ — factor . Turn the unit off and then back on . Alternatively , turn the unit off , disconnect the AC power supply cord , and then reconnect it . — ≥ Condensation has formed . Wait 1 to 2 hours for it to evaporate . No response when remote control ≥ Check that the batteries are installed correctly . 8 buttons are pressed . ≥ The batteries are depleted . Replace them with new ones . 8 ≥ Aim the remote control at the display and operate . 9 Cannot play DVDs . ≥ CD Mode is on . Press and hold [ — CD MODE ] to turn CD Mode off . 14 No picture or sound . ≥ Check the video or speaker connection . 6 , 7 ≥ Check the power or input setting of the connected equipment . — ≥ Check that the disc has something recorded on it . — You have forgotten your ratings ≥ While stopped and “ DVD / CD ” is the source , press and hold [ ∫ ] ( Stop ) on the main unit and [ S10 ] — password . on the remote control until “ Initialized ” disappears from the television . Turn the unit off and on Reset all the settings to Factory again . Preset . All settings will return to the default values . Specific operation undesirable or unexpected It takes time before play starts . ≥ Play may take time to begin when an MP3 track has still picture data . Even after the track starts , the — [ MP3 ] correct play time will not be displayed . This is normal . ≥ Folders deeper than the eighth layer are displayed as the eighth layer . — Folders on a data CD are not displayed correctly . [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] A menu screen appears during ≥ This is normal for Video CDs . — skip or search . [ VCD ] ≥ Press [ ∫ STOP ] twice and then press [ 1 PLAY ] . — Playback control menu does not with playback control appear . [ VCD ] Program and Random play do not ≥ These functions do not work with some DVD - Videos . — work . [ DVD - V ] Selecting audio soundtrack “ 2 ” ≥ Even if a second soundtrack is not recorded , two numbers are normally shown . — does not change the audio . [ DVD - A ] Play restarts from the beginning ≥ This is normal for DVD - Audio . — when the soundtrack is changed . [ DVD - A ] guide Scenes are skipped intermittently . ≥ If you change the volume or sound effects during Advanced Disc Review , the function continues 19 [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - V ] without the on - screen display . Cancel the function . Troubleshooting Subtitle Subtitle position is wrong . ≥ Adjust the position . ( “ Subtitle Position ” in Display Menu ) 20 No subtitles . ≥ Display the subtitles . ( “ Subtitle ” in Main menu ) 18 Subtitles overlap the closed ≥ Clear the subtitles . 18 captions . Marker Cannot add markers . ≥ You cannot add markers with DVD - RAM . — ≥ If the disc’s elapsed play time does not appear on the unit’s display , you cannot add markers . — A - B repeat Point B is automatically set . ≥ The end of an item becomes point B when it is reached . — Sound abnormal or improper Sound is distorted . ≥ Noise may occur when playing WMA . — Effects do not work . ≥ Some audio effects do not work or have less effect with some discs . — Humming is heard during play . ≥ An AC power supply cord or fluorescent light is near the main unit . Keep other appliances and — cables away from the main unit . No sound ≥ There may be a slight pause in sound when you change the play speed . — Menus The Setup menu cannot be ≥ Select “ DVD / CD ” as the source . — accessed . ≥ Cancel Program and Random play . RQT859315 30
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8593En_p24 - 36 . fm Page 31 Tuesday , January 10 , 2006 5 : 26 PM Picture abnormal or unviewable Page The picture on the television is ≥ Ensure that the unit is connected directly to the television , and is not connected through a video 7 not displayed correctly or cassette recorder . disappears . ≥ Mobile telephone chargers can cause some disturbance . — ≥ If you are using an indoor television , change to an outdoor antenna . — ≥ The television antenna wire is too close to the unit . Move it away from the unit . — 22 Picture size does not fit the ≥ Change “ TV Aspect ” in the “ Video ” tab . 20 screen . ≥ Use the television to change the aspect . If your television does not have that function , change “ 4 : 3 Aspect ” in Display Menu . ≥ Change the zoom setting . ( “ Just Fit Zoom ” or “ Manual Zoom ” in Display Menu ) 20 Menu is not displayed correctly . ≥ Restore the zoom ratio to “ k1.00 ” . ( “ Manual Zoom ” in Display Menu ) 20 ≥ Set “ Subtitle Position ” in Display Menu to “ 0 ” . 20 ≥ Set “ 4 : 3 Aspect ” in Display Menu to “ Normal ” . 20 — Auto zoom function does not work ≥ Turn off television’s zoom function . 20 well . ≥ Use the other preset aspect ratios or manual adjustment . — ≥ Zoom function may not work well , especially in dark scenes and may not work depending on the type of disc . Progressive video There is ghosting when ≥ This problem is caused by the editing method or material used on DVD - Video , but should be 19 progressive is on . corrected if you use interlaced output . Set “ Video Output Mode ” in Picture Menu to “ 480i ” . ( Alternatively , press and hold [ CANCEL ] to switch to “ 480i ” . ) 19 Pictures not in progressive ≥ Select “ 480p ” in “ Video Output Mode ” in Picture Menu . 7 output . ≥ The unit’s VIDEO OUT or S - VIDEO OUT terminal outputs the interlaced signal even if “ PRG ” is displayed . Closed captions not displayed . ≥ When progressive output is on , closed captions will not be displayed . — Listening to the radio Distorted sound or noise is heard . ≥ Adjust the position of the FM or AM antenna . — “ ST ” flickers or does not light . ≥ Use an outdoor antenna . 25 A beat sound is heard . ≥ Turn the television off or move it away from the unit . — A low hum is heard during AM ≥ Separate the antenna from other cables . — broadcasts . Unit displays The display is dark . ≥ Select “ Bright ” in “ FL Dimmer ” in the “ Others ” tab . 22 “ NOPLAY ” ≥ You inserted a disc the unit cannot play ; insert one it can . 10 ≥ You inserted a blank disc . — ≥ You inserted a disc that has not been finalized . — “ NODISC ” ≥ You have not inserted a disc ; insert one . — ≥ You have not inserted the disc correctly ; insert it correctly . 12 guide “ F61 ” ≥ Check and correct the speaker cable connections . 6 If this does not fix the problem , consult the dealer . “ DVD U11 ” ≥ Disc may be dirty . Wipe it clean . 10 Troubleshooting “ ERROR ” ≥ Incorrect operation performed . Read the instructions and try again . — “ DVD H ∑ ∑ ” ≥ Trouble may have occurred . The number following “ H ” depends on the status of the unit . Turn the — ∑ ∑ stands for a number . unit off and then back on . Alternatively , turn the unit off , disconnect the AC power supply cord , and then reconnect it . ≥ If the service numbers fail to clear , note the service number and contact a qualified service person . — \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] ≥ There is no link between the main unit and the wireless accessory . Check that the wireless — “ [ W ] ” is flashing . accessory is plugged into the AC outlet . ( When using optional wireless ≥ Ensure that the digital transceiver is fully inserted into the slot of the main unit . — accessory ) “ D.MIX ” is flashing . [ DVD - A ] ≥ Down - mixing is the process of remixing the multiple - channel audio found on some discs into two — channels . The disc contains single - channel or multiple - channel signals which may not be reproduced authentically . Television displays “ / ” ≥ The operation is prohibited by the unit or disc . — “ Cannot display group xx , content ≥ You are trying to display incompatible contents . — xx ” “ This disc may not be played in ≥ Only DVD - Video discs that include or have the same region number as the one on the rear panel of Cover your region ” this unit can be played . page No on - screen display . ≥ Select “ On ” in “ On - Screen Messages ” in the “ Display ” tab . 22 RQT8593 31
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8593En_p24 - 36 . fm Page 32 Thursday , May 25 , 2006 3 : 00 PM Specifications AMPLIFIER SECTION SPEAKER SECTION RMS Output Power : Dolby Digital Mode [ Front \ speakers \ SB - FS440 ] Front Ch 110 W per channel ( 3 ≠ ) , 1 kHz , 10 % THD Type 1 way , 1 speaker system ( Bass reflex ) Surround Ch 90 W per channel ( 4 ≠ ) , 1 kHz , 10 % THD Speaker unit ( s ) Impedance 3 ≠ 1 Center Ch 225 W per channel ( 6 ≠ ) , 1 kHz , 10 % THD / 2z ) Cone type Full range 6.5 cm ( 2 § Subwoofer Ch 225 W per channel ( 6 ≠ ) , 100 Hz , 10 % THD Input power ( IEC ) 110 W ( Max ) Total RMS Dolby Digital mode power 850 W Output sound pressure 80 dB / W ( 1.0 m ) FTC Output Power : Dolby Digital Mode Frequency range 102 Hz – 25 kHz ( j16 dB ) Front Ch 40 W per channel ( 3 ≠ ) , 120 Hz – 20 kHz , 1 % THD 113 Hz – 22 kHz ( j10 dB ) Surround Ch 70 W per channel ( 4 ≠ ) , 120 Hz – 20 kHz , 1 % THD Dimensions ( WtHtD ) 92 mmk273 mmk95.4 mm 5 3 3 Center Ch 75 W per channel ( 6 ≠ ) , 120 Hz – 20 kHz , 1 % THD ( 3 / 8zk10 / 4zk3 / 4z ) Subwoofer Ch 65 W per channel ( 6 ≠ ) , 45 Hz – 120 Hz , 1 % THD Mass 0.84 kg ( 1.85 lbs ) Total FTC Dolby Digital mode power 360 W [ Surround \ speakers \ SB - FS441 ] Type 1 way , 1 speaker system ( Bass reflex ) FM / AM TUNER , TERMINALS SECTION Speaker unit ( s ) Impedance 4 ≠ 1 Full range 6.5 cm ( 2 / 2z ) Cone type Preset Memory FM 15 stations § ( Max ) Input power ( IEC ) 90 W AM / MW 15 stations Output sound pressure 80 dB / W ( 1.0 m ) Frequency Modulation ( FM ) Frequency range 96 Hz – 25 kHz ( j16 dB ) Frequency range 87.9 – 107.9 MHz ( 200 - kHz step ) 120 Hz – 22 kHz ( j10 dB ) 87.5 – 108.0 MHz ( 100 - kHz step ) Dimensions ( WtHtD ) 92 mmk135 mmk95.4 mm Sensitivity 2.5 µV ( IHF ) 5 5 3 ( 3 / 8zk5 / 16zk3 / 4z ) S / N 26 dB 2.2 µV Mass 0.75 kg ( 1.65 lbs ) Antenna terminals 75 ≠ ( unbalanced ) Amplitude Modulation ( AM / MW ) [ Center \ speaker \ SB - PC640 ] Frequency range 520 – 1710 kHz ( 10 - kHz step ) Type 1 way , 2 speaker system ( Bass reflex ) AM Sensitivity S / N 20 dB at 1000 kHz 560 µV / m Speaker unit ( s ) Impedance 6 ≠ 1 Phone jack 1 . Full range 6.5 cm ( 2 / 2z ) Cone type 1 1 Terminal Stereo , 3.5 mm ( / 8z ) jack / 2z ) Cone type 2 . Full range 6.5 cm ( 2 § Music Port ( Front ) ( Max ) Input power ( IEC ) 250 W Sensitivity 100 mV , 4.7 k ≠ Output sound pressure 84 dB / W ( 1.0 m ) 1 / 8z ) jack Terminal Stereo , 3.5 mm ( Frequency range 105 Hz – 25 kHz ( j16 dB ) 125 Hz – 22 kHz ( j10 dB ) Dimensions ( WtHtD ) 270 mmk92 mmk95.4 mm DISC SECTION 5 5 3 / 8zk3 / 8zk3 / 4z ) ( 10 Mass 1.3 kg ( 2.9 lbs ) Discs played [ 8 cm ( 3z ) or 12 cm ( 5z ) ] ( 1 ) DVD ( DVD - Video , DVD - Audio ) [ Subwoofer \ SB - W440 ] § 4 , 5 ( 2 ) DVD - RAM ( DVD - VR , JPEG ) Type 1 way , 1 speaker system ( Bass reflex ) ( 3 ) DVD - R ( DVD - Video ) Speaker unit ( s ) Impedance 6 ≠ ( 4 ) DVD - RW ( DVD - Video ) 1 Woofer 16 cm ( 6 / 2z ) Cone type ( 5 ) iR / iRW ( Video ) Input power ( IEC ) 250 W ( Max ) § 1 § 2 , 5 § 3 , 5 ( 6 ) CD , CD - R / RW [ CD - DA , Video CD , SVCD , MP3 , WMA , Output sound pressure 80 dB / W ( 1.0 m ) § 4 , 5 , HighMAT Level 2 ( Audio and Image ) ] JPEG Frequency range 32 Hz – 220 Hz ( j16 dB ) § 1 Conforming to IEC62107 38 Hz – 180 Hz ( j10 dB ) § 2 MPEG - 1 Layer 3 , MPEG - 2 Layer 3 Dimensions ( WtHtD ) 183 mmk396 mmk267 mm § 3 Windows Media Audio Ver . 9.0 Class 2A 7 19 1 ( 7 / 32zk15 / 32zk10 / 2z ) Not compatible with Multiple Bit Rate ( MBR ) Mass 4 kg ( 8.8 lbs ) § 4 Exif Ver 2.1 JPEG Baseline files Picture resolution : between 320k240 and 6144k4096 pixels ( Sub Specifications GENERAL sampling is 4 : 2 : 2 or 4 : 2 : 0 ) . Extremely long and narrow pictures may not be displayed . Power supply § 5 The total combined maximum number of recognizable audio and \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] AC 120 V , 60 Hz picture contents and groups : 4000 audio and picture contents and [ Others ] AC 110 - 127 V / 220 - 240 V , 50 / 60 Hz 400 groups . Power consumption Pick up \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] Main unit 90 W Wavelength ( DVD / CD ) 662 / 785 nm [ Others ] Main unit 110 W Laser power ( DVD / CD ) [ U.S.A . [ CLASS II / CLASS I Dimensions ( WtHtD ) 430 mmk70 mmk439.2 mm [ Others [ CLASS 1 / CLASS 1M 15 3 19 6 / 16zk2 / 4zk17 / 64z ) ( 1 Audio output ( Disc ) Mass Main unit 4.7 kg ( 10.36 Ibs ) Number of channels 5.1ch ( FL , FR , C , SL , SR , SW ) Operating temperature range r5 oC to r35 oC ( r41 oF to r95 oF ) Operating humidity range 5 % to90 % RH ( no condensation ) VIDEO SECTION Power consumption in standby mode Video system NTSC \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] approx . 0.4 W Composite video output [ Others ] approx . 0.65 W Output level 1 Vp - p ( 75 ≠ ) Terminal Pin jack ( 1 system ) § Rating with low - cut filter equipped amplifier S - video output Y output level 1 Vp - p ( 75 ≠ ) C output level NTSC ; 0.286 Vp - p ( 75 ≠ ) [ Note ] Terminal S terminal ( 1 system ) 1 . Specifications are subject to change without notice . Component video output ( 480p / 480i ) Mass and dimensions are approximate . RQT8593 Y output level 1 Vp - p ( 75 ≠ ) 2 . Total harmonic distortion is measured by a digital spectrum analyzer . PB output level 0.7 Vp - p ( 75 ≠ ) PR output level 0.7 Vp - p ( 75 ≠ ) Terminal Pin jack ( Y : green , PB : blue , PR : red ) ( 1 system ) 32
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HT440En.book Page 33 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Limited Warranty ( ONLY FOR U.S.A . ) Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company , Panasonic Puerto Rico , Inc . Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America Ave . 65 de Infantería , Km . 9.5 One Panasonic Way Secaucus , New Jersey 07094 San Gabriel Industrial Park , Carolina , Puerto Rico 00985 Panasonic Audio Products Limited Warranty Limited Warranty Coverage Carry - In or Mail - In Service If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or For Carry - In or Mail - In Service in the United States call 1 - 800 - 211 - PANA ( 1 - 800 - 211 - workmanship , Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto Rico , 7262 ) or visit Panasonic web site : http : / / www.panasonic.com For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Puerto Rico , Inc . ( 787 ) - 750 - 4300 or fax Inc . ( collectively referred to as “ the warrantor ” ) will , for the length of the period ( 787 ) - 768 - 2910 . indicated on the chart below , which starts with the date of original purchase ( “ warranty period ” ) , at its option either ( a ) repair your product with new or refurbished parts , or ( b ) Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions replace it with a new or a refurbished product . The decision to repair or replace will be This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship , made by the warrantor . and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage . The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment , or failures which Product or Part Name Parts Labor are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor , or failures which result from accidents , misuse , abuse , neglect , mishandling , misapplication , alteration , faulty installation , set - up adjustments , misadjustment of consumer controls , improper Audio Products ( except items listed below ) One ( 1 ) year One ( 1 ) year maintenance , power line surge , lightning damage , modification , or commercial use ( such as in a hotel , office , restaurant , or other business ) , rental use of the product , USB Reader - Writer , Personal Computer Not service by anyone other than a Factory Servicenter or other Authorized Servicer , or Card Adapters One ( 1 ) year Applicable damage that is attributable to acts of God . ( in exchange for defective item ) THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “ LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE ” . THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL Accessories : Headphones , Cartridges , Ninety ( 90 ) Ninety ( 90 ) OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS days Microphones , Adapters days PRODUCT , OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY . ( As examples , this excludes damages for lost time , travel to and from the servicer , loss of Rechargeable Batteries , DVD - R / - RAM Ten ( 10 ) Not media or images , data or other memory content . The items listed are not exclusive , Applicable Discs ( in exchange for defective item ) days but are for illustration only . ) ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY , ARE LIMITED TO THE SD Memory Cards , Rechargeable Battery Ninety ( 90 ) Not PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY . Applicable Packs ( in exchange for defective item ) days Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so the exclusions may During the “ Labor ” warranty period there will be no charge for labor . During the “ Parts ” not apply to you . This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have warranty period , there will be no charge for parts . You must carry - in or mail - in your other rights which vary from state to state . If a problem with this product develops product during the warranty period . If non - rechargeable batteries are included , they during or after the warranty period , you may contact your dealer or Servicenter . If the are not warranted . This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in problem is not handled to your satisfaction , then write to the warrantor’s Consumer the United States or Puerto Rico . This warranty is extended only to the original Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor . purchaser of a new product which was not sold “ as is ” . A purchase receipt or other PARTS AND SERVICE WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED proof of the original purchase date is required for warranty service . WARRANTY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY . Customer Services Directory U.S.A . ) Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance ; locate your nearest Dealer or Servicenter ; purchase Parts and Accessories ; or make Customer Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at : http : / / www.panasonic.com / consumersupport FOR or , contact us via the web at : http : / / www.panasonic.com / contactinfo ( ONLY You may also contact us directly at : 1 - 800 - 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) , Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm ; Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 7 pm , EST . Warranty For hearing or speech impaired TTY users , TTY : 1 - 877 - 833 - 8855 Limited Accessory Purchases Purchase Parts , Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at : http : / / www.pasc.panasonic.com or , send your request by E - mail to : npcparts @ us.panasonic.com You may also contact us directly at : 1 - 800 - 332 - 5368 ( Phone ) 1 - 800 - 237 - 9080 ( Fax Only ) ( Monday – Friday 9 am to 8 pm , EST . ) Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South , Kent , WA 98032 ( We Accept Visa , MasterCard , Discover Card , American Express , and Personal Checks ) For hearing or speech impaired TTY users , TTY : 1 - 866 - 605 - 1277 Service in Puerto Rico RQT8593 Panasonic Puerto Rico , Inc . Ave . 65 de Infantería , Km . 9.5 , San Gabriel Industrial Park , Carolina , Puerto Rico 00985 Phone ( 787 ) 750 - 4300 , Fax ( 787 ) 768 - 2910 F1104 33
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HT440En.book Page 34 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Limited Warranty ( ONLY FOR CANADA ) Panasonic Canada Inc . PANASONIC / TECHNICS PRODUCT – LIMITED WARRANTY Panasonic Canada Inc . warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase . Technics Audio Product One ( 1 ) year , parts and labour Panasonic Audio & DVD Product One ( 1 ) year , parts and labour Accessories including rechargeable batteries Ninety ( 90 ) days In - home Service will be carried out only to locations accessible by roads and within 50 km of an authorized Panasonic service facility . LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS This warranty does not apply to products purchased outside Canada or to any product which has been improperly installed , subjected to usage for which the product was not designed , misused or abused , damaged during shipping , or which has been altered or repaired in any way that affects the reliability or detracts from the performance , nor does it cover any product which is used commercially . Dry cell batteries are also excluded from coverage under this warranty . This warranty is extended to the original end user purchaser only . A purchase receipt or other proof of date of original purchase is required before warranty service is performed . THIS EXPRESS , LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES , EXPRESS OR IMPLIED , INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE . IN NO EVENT WILL PANASONIC CANADA INC . BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL , INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES . In certain instances , some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , or the exclusion of implied warranties , so the above limitations and exclusions may not be applicable . WARRANTY SERVICE FOR PRODUCT OPERATION ASSISTANCE , please contact : Our Customer Care Centre : Telephone # : ( 905 ) 624 - 5505 1 - 800 # : 1 - 800 - 561 - 5505 Fax # : ( 905 ) 238 - 2360 ANADA ) Email link : “ Contact Us ” on www.panasonic.ca FOR PRODUCT REPAIRS , please locate your nearest Authorized Servicentre at www.panasonic.ca : TM C locator " under " Customer support " Link : " Servicentres FOR Panasonic Factory Service : ( ONLY Richmond British Columbia Mississauga Ontario Panasonic Canada Inc . Panasonic Canada Inc . arranty 12111 Riverside Way 5770 Ambler Drive Richmond BC V6W 1K8 Mississauga ON L4W 2T3 Tel : ( 604 ) 278 - 4211 Tel : ( 905 ) 624 - 8447 Fax : ( 604 ) 278 - 5627 Fax : ( 905 ) W238 - 2418 ited IF YOU SHIP THE PRODUCT TO A LimSERVICENTRE Carefully pack and send prepaid , adequately insured and preferably in the original carton . Include details of the defect claimed , and proof of date of original purchase . RQT8593 34
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8593En_p24 - 36 . fm Page 35 Tuesday , January 10 , 2006 5 : 26 PM User memo : The model number and serial number of this product can be found DATE OF PURCHASE on either the back or the bottom of the unit . Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future DEALER NAME reference . DEALER ADDRESS MODEL NUMBER SC - HT440 SERIAL NUMBER TELEPHONE NUMBER Listening caution EST . 1924 To establish a safe level : We recommend that you avoid prolonged Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit ≥ Start your volume control at a low setting . exposure to excessive noise . you’ve just purchased is only the start of your ≥ Slowly increase the sound until you can hear musical enjoyment . Now it’s time to consider it comfortably and clearly , and without Sound can be deceiving . Over time your how you can maximize the fun and excitement distortion . hearing “ comfort level ” adapts to higher your equipment offers . This manufacturer and volumes of sound . So what sounds “ normal ” the Electronic Industries Association’s Once you have established a comfortable can actually be loud and harmful to your Consumer Electronics Group want you to get sound level : hearing . the most out of your equipment by playing it at a ≥ Set the dial and leave it there . Guard against this by setting your equipment at safe level . One that lets the sound come a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts . through loud and clear without annoying blaring Taking a minute to do this now will help to or distortion — and , most importantly , without prevent hearing damage or loss in the future . affecting your sensitive hearing . After all , we want you listening for a lifetime . Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories . Windows Media , and the Windows logo are “ Dolby ” , “ Pro Logic ” and the double - D symbol are trademarks of Dolby trademarks , or registered trademarks of Laboratories . Microsoft Corporation in the United States and / or other countries . “ DTS ” and “ DTS Digital Surround ” are registered trademarks of WMA is a compression format developed by Digital Theater Systems , Inc . Microsoft Corporation . It achieves the same sound quality as MP3 with a file size that is smaller than that of MP3 . Apparatus Claims of U.S . Patent Nos . 4,631,603 , 4,577,216 , and 4,819,098 , licensed for limited viewing uses only . This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S . patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and HighMAT ™ and the HighMAT logo are either other rights owners . Use of this copyright protection technology must trademarks or registered trademarks of be authorized by Macrovision Corporation , and is intended for home Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by and / or other countries . Macrovision Corporation . Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited . MPEG Layer - 3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer ® ® , HDCD , High Definition Compatible Digital and IIS and Thomson multimedia . Pacific Microsonics ™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Pacific Microsonics , Inc . in the United States and / or other countries . HDCD system manufactured under license from Pacific Microsonics , Inc . This product is covered by one or more of the following : In the USA : 5,479,168 , 5,638,074 , 5,640,161 , 5,808,574 , 5,838,274 , 5,854,600 , 5,864,311 , 5,872,531 , and in Australia : 669114 , with other patents pending . RQT8593 35
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8593En_p24 - 36 . fm Page 36 Friday , May 19 , 2006 3 : 56 PM Accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories . Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts . ( Product numbers correct as of January 2006 . These may be subject to change . ) Only for U.S.A . : To order accessories , refer to “ Accessory Purchases ” on page 33 . For other areas : To order accessories , call the dealer from whom you made your purchase . ∏ 1 AC power supply cord ∏ 2 Sheets of speaker cable ∏ 1 Remote control ∏ 1 AM loop antenna \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] stickers ( N2QAYZ000001 ) ( N1DAAAA00002 ) 4 2 6 ( K2CB2CB00018 ) WOOFER Rch Rch SUB SURROUND FRONT SUB SURROUND FRONT Rch Rch WOOFER 6 4 2 1 3 5 Lch Lch CENTER SURROUND FRONT SURROUND FRONT CENTER Lch Lch ∏ 1 FM indoor antenna ∏ 2 Remote control batteries 5 3 1 ( RSA0007 - L ) \ For \ areas \ except \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] \ Others ] ∏ 1 Power plug adaptor ( K2CQ2CA00002 ) ∏ 1 Videocable ( K2DA42E00001 ) ( K2KA2BA00001 ) This product may receive radio interference caused by mobile For units with PX printed on the outer packaging telephones during use . If such interference is apparent , please THIS UNIT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MODERATE CLIMATES . increase separation between the product and the mobile telephone . - If you see this symbol - Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union . If you wish to discard this product , please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal . ( Side of product ) The laser product label has not been attached to this product for the U.S.A . and Canada . ( Inside of product ) [ For \ Canada ] [ For \ U.S.A . ] [ For \ others ] p Panasonic Consumer Electronics Panasonic Canada Inc . Matsushita Electric Industrial Co . , Ltd . 5770 Ambler Drive Company , Division of Panasonic Corporate Management Division for the Mississauga , Ontario Corporation of North America Americas L4W 2T3 One Panasonic Way Secaucus , Sales Office for North America www.panasonic.ca New Jersey 07094 Tokyo Panasonic Sales Section http : / / www.panasonic.com 32nd Floor , World Trade Center 4 - 1 , Hamamatsu - cho , 2 - Chome , Minato - Ku , Tokyo 105 - 6132 , Japan Panasonic Puerto Rico , Inc . Ave . 65 de Infantería , Km . 9.5 Panasonic Marketing Europe G.M.B.H . San Gabriel Industrial Park , Carolina , Wiesbaden N . Puerto Rico 00985 ( a Division of Panasonic Marketing G.M.B.H . ) Military Sales Department 6200 Wiesbaden - Biebrich , Hagenauerstr . 43 Germany C 2006 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co . , Ltd . RQT8593 - 2P Printed in Malaysia F0106NK2056
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