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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 â 1 â or â ALL â . 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 , Â® please read the instructions completely . As an ENERGY STAR Partner , Please keep this manual for future reference . Panasonic has determined that Â® 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 ) Â§ For Canada only : The word â Participant â is used in place of the word In Canada : 1 - 800 - 561 - 5505 â Partner â . P PC PX RQT8593 - 2P
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 â¥ Unless otherwise indicated , illustrations in these operating instructions are for U.S.A . and Canada . Center speaker SB - PC640 â¥ 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 . â¥ 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 . â¥ DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNITâS VENTILATION OPENINGS WITH NEWSPAPERS , TABLECLOTHS , CURTAINS , AND SIMILAR ITEMS . WARNING : â¥ 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 â¥ 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 . â¥ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna . NO USER - SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE . â¥ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver . REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED â¥ 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 â¥ 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 â dangerous voltage â void the userâs authority to operate this device . within the productâs 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 . manufacturerâs 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 .
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
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 â¥ Place speakers on flat secure bases . â¥ Placing speakers too close to floors , walls , and corners can result in excessive bass . Cover walls and windows with thick curtains . â¥ 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 â¥ Use only supplied speakers Notes on speaker use Using other speakers can damage the unit , and sound quality will be â¥ You can damage your speakers and shorten their useful life if you play negatively affected . sound at high levels over extended periods . â¥ Set the speakers up on an even surface to prevent them from falling . â¥ Reduce the volume in the following cases to avoid damage : Take proper precautions to prevent the speakers from falling if you â When playing distorted sound . cannot set them up on an even surface . â 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 . â When adjusting the sound quality . [ Note ] 13 â When turning the unit on or off . â¥ Keep your speakers at least 10 mm ( / 32q ) away from the system for proper ventilation . â¥ 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 . â¥ Do not block the ventilation holes of the main unit . Center speaker â¥ 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 . â¥ 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 â¥ 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 â¥ Do not attempt to attach these speakers to walls using methods other than those described in this manual . 4
HT440En.book Page 5 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Speaker installation options â« Attaching to a wall â« 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 â¥ 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 â¥ The stands must be able to support over 10 kg ( 22 lbs ) . speakers to a wall . Improper attachment may result in damage to â¥ 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 â° 7.5 to 9.4 mm speaker stands 19 3 ( / 64q to / 8q ) â° 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
HT440En.book Page 6 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM STEP2 Speaker connections â¥ Attach the speaker - cable stickers to make connection easier . Setup â¥ 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
HT440En.book Page 7 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM STEP3 Audio and video connections â¥ Do not connect through the video cassette recorder . Video cable Due to copy guard protection , the picture may not be displayed properly . Setup â¥ Turn the television off before connecting , and refer to the televisionâs operating instructions . Simple Basic audio connection â¥ This audio connection will enable you to play audio from your Television television through your home theater system . Refer to â Operating other ( not included ) equipment â ( â 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 â¥ 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 â¥ 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 ) â¥ 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 â¥ After making this connection , select â Darker â from the â Black Level Control â in the â Video â tab ( â page 22 ) . PR VIDEO OUT To enjoy progressive video â¥ Connect to a progressive output compatible television . Using the S - VIDEO OUT terminal â¥ Set â Video Output Mode â to â 480p â , and then follow the The S - VIDEO OUT terminal achieves a more vivid picture than the instructions on the menu screen ( â page 19 , Picture Menu ) . VIDEO OUT terminal by separating the chrominance ( C ) and luminance â¥ 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 . â« 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
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 â¥ Connect the AC power supply cord after all other connections are complete . The illustration shows the model for U.S.A . and Canada . â¥ Using an outdoor antenna ( optional ) ( â 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 â 127V 220 â 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 . â¥ 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 â¥ mix old and new batteries . â¥ use different types at the same time . â¥ heat or expose to flame . â¥ take apart or short circuit . â¥ attempt to recharge alkaline or manganese batteries . Insert so the poles ( i and j ) match those in the remote control . â¥ 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 . â« Use RQT8593 â¥ Do not use rechargeable type Aim at the display ( â 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
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 . ) . â¥ To change your televisionâs video input mode , refer to its operating instructions . Simple â¥ This remote control can perform some basic television operations ( â 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 . â DVD / CD â . the QUICK SETUP screen . To change these settings later guide Select â QUICK SETUP â in the â Others â tab ( â 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 televisionâs video input mode ( 28 ) Â§ Con AUX ( 28 ) / FRONT MUSIC P . / REAR MUSIC P . ( 29 ) / Select discâs 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 â - â : Press and hold the button for at least 2 seconds . Standby / on switch [ POWER Ã / 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 â« / 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 Â§ REAR MUSIC P . # Return to DVD / CD Play discs ( 12 ) / Memorize the receiving Â§ Refer to page 29 , Using the Music Port . radio stations ( 24 ) 9
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 ] â DVD - Audio [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] â¥ [ DVD - V ] Some DVD - Audio discs contain DVD - Video content . To play DVD - Video content , select â Play as DVD - Video â in Other Menu ( â page 20 ) . Video CD [ VCD ] â¥ Including SVCD ( Conforming to IEC62107 ) DVD - RAM [ DVD - VR ] [ JPEG ] â¥ [ 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 . â¥ [ 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 ] Â§ Maintenance â¥ Discs recorded and finalized on DVD video recorders or DVD video cameras . iR ( Video ) / iRW ( Video ) [ DVD - V ] â Â§ â¥ Discs recorded and finalized on DVD video recorders or DVD video cameras . CD [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] [ VCD ] / caution Â§ â¥ This unit can play CD - R / RW recorded with the above formats . Close the sessions or finalize the disc after recording . â¥ [ 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 â¥ [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] This unit also plays HighMAT discs . â¥ [ 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 Â§ A process that allows play on compatible equipment . â¥ 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 â« Discs that cannot be played can Note about using a DualDisc DVD - RW version 1.0 , DVD - ROM , CD - ROM , CDV , CD - G , SACD , â¥ 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 â Chaoji ( CD - DA ) format so playback may not be possible . VCD â available on the market including CVD , DVCD and SVCD that Discs â¥ 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 . â« To clean discs â¥ Never use alcohol , paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit . Wipe with a damp cloth and â¥ 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 â« Disc handling precautions malfunction . Cleaning of the lens is generally not necessary although â¥ Do not attach labels or stickers to discs . This may cause disc this depends on the operating environment . warping , rendering it unusable . â¥ 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 . â¥ Do not use record cleaning sprays , benzine , thinner , liquids which prevent static electricity , or any other solvent . â¥ Do not use scratch - proof protectors or covers . â¥ Do not use the following discs : â Discs with exposed adhesive from removed stickers or labels ( rented discs , etc ) . â Discs that are badly warped or cracked . â Irregularly shaped discs , such as heart shapes . RQT8593 10
HT440En.book Page 11 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Product Service 1 . Damage requiring service â 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 â 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 â 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 â 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 â Customer Services Directory â 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 â 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
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 ) . â¥ Load double - sided discs so the label for the side you want to play is facing up . â¥ To load discs on the other trays , press [ DISC SKIP ] on the main unit . â¥ Play will start from the disc in the front - left position of the tray . â¥ For DVD - RAM , remove the disc from its cartridge before use . â¥ Do not : SELECTOR â load more than one disc per tray . â touch the drawer or the carousel while they are in motion . 2 Select â DVD / CD â . â rotate the carousel by hand . â¥ Select â AUX â to enjoy video â 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 â« ( 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 â search during play Basic â 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 â¥ Press [ 1 ] ( Play ) to start normal play . with the 5 DISC SELECTOR buttons . â¥ You can also select the disc using the remote control ( â page 14 , Checking the disc type in each tray ) . To change the sound quality â page 26 Using the main unit â¥ The sound fills the room , and â¥ 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 â¥ The indicator on the button DISC Changing the lights . SKIP other discs without â¥ 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 â¥ The drawer opens and the disc in the play position comes to the Exchanging DISC front - left position . EXCHANGE the disc in the â¥ Press the button again to play RQT8593 [ Note [ play position the disc after changing the disc â¥ Discs continue to rotate while menus are displayed . To preserve the in the front - left position . unitâs motor and your television screen , press [ â« ] ( Stop ) when you are finished with the menus . â¥ Total title number may not be displayed properly on iR / iRW . 12
HT440En.book Page 13 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM If you are experiencing problems , refer to troubleshooting ( â page 30 to 31 ) . Using the remote control Select 1 2 On - screen â 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 ] â [ 1 ] â [ 2 ] 5 PAUSE [ VCD ] with playback control TOP MENU , MENU , DIRECT NAVIGATOR PLAY LIST Press [ â« 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 ] â [ 2 ] â [ 3 ] â [ ENTER ] FL DISPLAY â¥ Press [ CANCEL ] to cancel the number ( s ) . [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] The position is memorized while Shows a disc top menu . â RESUME â is on the display . â¥ Press [ 1 PLAY ] to resume . Stop [ DVD - VR ] â¥ Press [ â« STOP ] again to clear Press the button to show the the position . programs ( â page 17 ) . [ DVD - V ] â¥ 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 ( â page 17 ) . [ VCD ] with playback control â Shows a disc menu . â¥ [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] Skip [ This feature does not work Return to during program and random play â previous ( â page 15 ) . ] screen [ 3 , 4 ] : Group skip [ 2 , 1 ] : Content skip [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - A ] [ DVD - V ] [ VCD ] [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] â¥ Up to 5 steps . Time display Search â¥ Press [ 1 PLAY ] to start normal ( during play ) , - . Information display play . ( e.g . [ DVD - VR ] Program â¥ [ VCD ] Slow - motion : forward number ) Slow - motion Main unit direction only . ( during pause ) display [ JPEG ] When Slideshow ( â page 18 ) is [ DVD - A ] ( Motion picture part ) on : [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - V ] [ VCD ] Frame - by - SLIDE , - . Contents number When Slideshow is off : frame â¥ [ VCD ] Forward direction only . , - . Contents number PLAY ( during pause ) RQT8593 13
8593En_p12 - 23 . fm Page 14 Tuesday , January 10 , 2006 5 : 25 PM Convenient functions Displaying current playback condition Press [ QUICK OSD ] . 1 5 â¥ 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 ( â Checking the disc type in each tray , left ) . CD MODE While stopped Press and hold [ â 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 â¥ If all loaded discs are DVDs or if other discs are unchecked , CD Mode information screen . does not work . â¥ You can also select the disc directly with the 5 DISC SELECTOR â¥ HighMAT menus and Video CD playback control are disabled . buttons on the main unit . â¥ You cannot turn CD Mode on or off during program or random play . Press [ DISC ] to show the Disc information screen . â¥ If you want to play a DVD , press and hold [ â CD MODE ] again to cancel 1 â¥ 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 â¥ 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 ] â [ 5 ] ) to select the 2 disc . RQT8593 14
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 â Clear â and press Â§ Program__ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ) Random [ ENTER ] ) . ^ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - off ( Normal play ) ( __ - - - - - - - - - - - } To clear the whole program Â§ â RANDOM 1 â and â RANDOM 2 â ( â right ) are displayed on the main Select â Clear all â with [ 3 , 4 , 2 , 1 ] and press [ ENTER ] . unitâs display when CD Mode is on ( â 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 â¥ Selecting â Play as Data Disc â in Other Menu ( â page 20 ) will be effective if the following functions are not available to play WMA , MP3 or â« When CD Mode is off JPEG files . â¥ [ 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 â¥ [ 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 discâs 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 . â« 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 â¥ To enter all groups , press [ 2 , 1 ] to select â All â and press ENTER PLAY to select and press to start func [ ENTER ] . â¥ To deselect a group , press numbered buttons corresponding to â¥ To select a 2 - digit number the group you want to clear . Convenient e.g . To select 12 : [ S10 ] â [ 1 ] â [ 2 ] 2 Press [ 1 PLAY ] . [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] [ 1 ] â [ 2 ] â [ ENTER ] 2 Press the numbered buttons to select a chapter or track . â« When CD Mode is on ( â page 14 ) ( [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] Press [ ENTER ] to register the selection . ) [ VCD ] [ CD ] [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] â¥ Repeat steps 1 and 2 to program other items . You can select either â RANDOM 1 â or â RANDOM 2 â . 3 Press [ 1 PLAY ] . â¥ RANDOM 1 You can play all the items on all the discs in random order . â« When CD Mode is on ( â 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 ] â [ 5 ] ) to select a disc . â¥ 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 . â¥ 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 ] â [ 2 ] â [ 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 . ) â¥ To select a 2 - digit number Press [ 1 PLAY ] . e.g . To select 12 : [ S10 ] â [ 1 ] â [ 2 ] e.g . [ CD ] Random Playback [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ 1 ] â [ 2 ] â [ ENTER ] Press PLAY to start â¥ 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
HT440En.book Page 16 Tuesday , January 24 , 2006 10 : 55 AM Playing data discs using navigation menus â« 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 ( â below ) Playing data discs [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] â« Searching by a content or group title Highlight a group title to search the group , or a content title to search Selecting â Play as Data Disc â in Other Menu ( â 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 ( â above ) files . TM Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select â Find â and press [ ENTER ] . discs ( â page 17 ) â¥ Playing HighMAT Â¢ 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 ] . â¥ Repeat to enter another character . Press [ TOP MENU ] . 1 â¥ Lower case characters are also searched . â¥ To exit the screen , press [ TOP MENU ] . enus â¥ Press [ 6 , 5 SLOW / SEARCH ] to skip between A , E , I , O e.g . and U . Playback Menu â¥ Press [ 2 ] to erase a character . Total 434 mWMA / MP3 / JPEG All â¥ Leave the asterisk ( Â¢ ) when you search for the titles including tion Total 7 WMA / MP3 Audio the character you enter . â¥ Erase the asterisk ( Â¢ ) to search for the titles starting with igathe Total 427 JPEG Picture character you enter . To add the asterisk ( Â¢ ) again , display the ENTER to select and press nav submenu again and select â Find â . Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select â All â , â Audio â or â Picture â and 3 Press [ 1 ] to select â Find â 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 â¥ 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 â¥ 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 â¥ 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
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 ] . â¥ To exit the screen , press [ PLAY LIST ] . 1 â¥ To exit the screen , press [ â« STOP ] . Playlist e.g . No . Date Length T i t l e â¥ 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 â¥ 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 â¥ To select a 2 - digit number menu e.g . 12 : [ S10 ] â [ 1 ] â [ 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 â¥ 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 â¥ There may be differences in the display order on the menu screen and Press [ MENU ] . computer screen . â¥ To exit the screen , press [ MENU ] . â¥ 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 â¥ 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 â¥ Discs must conform to ISO9660 level 1 or 2 ( except for extended Wheeling spin 8 Velvet Cuppermine 9 formats ) . Ziggy starfish 10 â¥ 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 â Playlist â , â Group â and â Content â 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 ( â below ) . 001 track.mp3333 002 track.mppp 003 group â¥ Titles appear only if the titles are recorded on the disc . [ WMA ] ( Extension : â . WMA â or â . wma â ) 003 track.mm using 004 track . â¥ You cannot edit programs , play lists and disc titles . â¥ You cannot play WMA files that are copy - 001 track.mp33 protected . 002 track.mp 003 track.mp3 â¥ This unit does not support Multiple Bit discs Playing the programs Rate ( MBR ) . Press [ DIRECT NAVIGATOR ] . [ MP3 ] ( Extension : â . MP3 â or â . mp3 â ) 1 â¥ To exit the screen , press [ DIRECT NAVIGATOR ] . data â¥ This unit does not support ID3 tags . â¥ Compatible sampling rates : 8 , 11.02 , 12 , 16 , 22.05 , 24 , 32 , 44.1 and Direct Navigator e.g . 48 kHz . ying [ JPEG ] ( Extension : â . JPG â , â . jpg â , â . JPEG â or â . jpeg â ) â¥ 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 â 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 â Do not alter the files in any way or save them under a different name . 2 program . â¥ This unit cannot display moving pictures , MOTION JPEG and other such formats , and still pictures other than JPEG ( e.g . TIFF ) , or play â¥ To select a 2 - digit number pictures with attached audio . e.g . 12 : [ S10 ] â [ 1 ] â [ 2 ] â¥ Press [ 1 ] to show the contents of the program and the disc . Press [ ENTER ] . 3 RQT8593 17
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 ] â [ 2 ] â [ ENTER ] Title [ DVD - V ] ( with multiple subtitles ) [ VCD ] ( SVCD only ) Chapter menus Functions To select subtitle language Track â¥ 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 â¥ [ DVD - VR ] â On â or â Off â 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 â¥ To change the steps more quickly , press and hold Press [ 3 , 4 ] â 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 â L â , â R â or â LR â Slideshow To change the slideshow timing [ DVD - V ] ( Karaoke disc ) 0 s 30 sec To select â On â or â Off â for vocals ( â page 19 ) Other â¥ Read the discâs instructions for details . Settings Signal type / data LPCM / PPCM / ÃDigital / 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
HT440En.book Page 19 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Other Settings Items shown differ depending on the type of disc . â« Picture Menu [ DVD - A ] ( Motion picture part ) [ DVD - VR ] [ DVD - V ] To change play speed Normal â from â k0.6 â to â k1.4 â Cinema1 : Mellows images and enhances detail in â¥ Press [ 1 PLAY ] to return to normal play . dark scenes . â¥ After you change the speed Cinema2 : Sharpens images and enhances detail in â Dolby Pro Logic II and Sound Enhancement have dark scenes . Play Speed no effect . Animation : Suitable for animation . â Audio output switches to 2 - channel stereo ( except Dynamic : Enhances the contrast for powerful when Surround Music is on ) . images . â Sampling frequency of 96 kHz is converted to User : Press [ ENTER ] to select â Picture 48 kHz . Adjustment â ( â below ) . Picture â¥ This function may not work depending on the discâs Picture Adjustment Mode recording . Contrast : Increases the contrast between light and dark parts of the picture . â« 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 pictureâs color . [ DVD - VR ] : Program > Disc > Off Gamma : Adjusts the brightness of dark parts . â¥ During play list play : Scene > Playlist > Off Â§ Depth Enhancer : Reduces the rough noise in the Group > Off [ DVD - A ] : Track > Â§ background to give a greater feeling [ DVD - V ] : Chapter > Title > Off Â§ of depth . > Off [ VCD ] [ CD ] : Track > Disc â¥ When CD Mode is on : Track > Disc > All CDâs > Off To select suitable picture quality with your â¥ When CD Mode is on during program or random television Video play : Track > All CDâs > Off 480i ( interlaced ) , - - - - - - . 480p ( progressive ) Repeat Â§ Output > Off [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] : Content > Group When you select â 480p â , a confirmation screen Mode â¥ When CD Mode is on : appears . Select â Yes â only if connecting to a Content > Group > All CDâs > Off progressive output compatible television . â¥ When CD Mode is on during program or random If you have chosen â 480p â ( â above ) , select the play : Content > All CDâs > Off method of conversion for progressive output to suit the Â§ > Off [ JPEG ] : Group type of material . Â§ â All â 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 â Â¢ â â Press [ ENTER ] . Marker To recall a marker : Press [ 2 , 1 ] â Press [ ENTER ] . To erase a marker : Press [ 2 , 1 ] â Press [ CANCEL ] . â¥ This feature does not work during program and random play . â¥ 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 â Intro Mode â or â Interval Mode â in â Advanced Disc Review â in the â Disc â tab ( â page 21 ) . Advanced When you find a title / program to play Disc Review Press [ 1 PLAY ] . â¥ This may not work depending on the disc and the play position . â¥ [ DVD - VR ] This does not work when playing a playlist ( Continued on next page ) RQT8593 ( â page 17 ) . 19
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 . â« Audio Menu â« Other Menu ( â page 21 ) ( â 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 â Play as DVD - Video â . 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 ( â page 16 ) Play as HighMAT center channel ) Select â Play as Data Disc â . or On , - - - - - - . Off Play as Data Disc Enhances audio output to reduce noise and Sound improve clarity . Enhancement On , - - - - - - . Off â« 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 â in 0.01 - unit steps from â k1.00 â to â k1.60 â â in 0.02 - unit steps from â k1.60 â to â k2.00 â Manual Zoom â¥ 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
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 ( â 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 â¥ The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby . settings â¥ 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 â« â Disc â tab Â§ 1 Â§ 2 â¥ English â¥ French â¥ Spanish â¥ Original â¥ Other Â¢ Â¢ Â¢ Â¢ Audio Choose the audio language . Â§ 3 Â§ 2 â¥ Automatic â¥ English â¥ French â¥ Spanish â¥ Other Â¢ Â¢ Â¢ Â¢ Subtitle Choose the subtitle language . Â§ 2 â¥ English â¥ French â¥ Spanish â¥ Other Â¢ Â¢ Â¢ Â¢ Menus Choose the language for disc menus . Changing the menu language in QUICK SETUP also changes this setting . â¥ Intro Mode : Reviews each title / program . Advanced Disc Review â¥ Interval Mode : Reviews not only each title / program but also each 10 - minute interval within a title / program . ( â page 19 ) Setting ratings ( When level 8 is selected ) Ratings â¥ 8 No Limit â¥ 1 to 7 â¥ 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 . Â§ 1 The original language designated on the disc is selected . Â§ 2 Input the appropriate code from the language code list ( â page 23 ) . Â§ 3 If the language selected for â Audio â is not available , subtitles appear in that language ( if available on the disc ) . RQT8593 ( Continued on next page ) 21
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 . â« â Video â tab : Regular aspect television ( 4 : 3 ) â¥ 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 . â¥ 4 : 3 Letterbox : Regular aspect television ( 4 : 3 ) Widescreen picture is shown in the letterbox style . â¥ 16 : 9 : Widescreen television ( 16 : 9 ) â¥ Standard ( Direct View TV ) â¥ CRT Projector â¥ LCD TV / Projector TV Type â¥ Projection TV â¥ Plasma TV Select to suit the type of television . â¥ 20ms â¥ 40ms â¥ 60ms â¥ 80ms â¥ 100ms â¥ 0ms Time Delay When connected with a Plasma display , adjust if you notice the audio is out of sync with the video . â¥ Automatic Still Mode Â§ â¥ Field : The picture is not blurred , but picture quality is lower . Specify the type of picture shown Â§ : Overall quality is high , but the picture may appear blurred . â¥ Frame when paused . â¥ Lighter : When connected through VIDEO OUT or S - VIDEO OUT . Black Level Control â¥ 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 . Â§ Refer to â Frame still and field still â ( â page 11 , Glossary ) . â« â Audio â tab â¥ Off Dynamic Range Compression â¥ 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 â¥ Center : 0.0 Speaker Settings ( â page 23 ) settings â¥ Surround ( L / R ) : 0.0 / 5.0 / 10.0 / 15.0 ms Set the delay time for your center and surround speakers . player â« â Display â tab â¥ English â¥ FranÃ§ais â¥ EspaÃ±ol Menu Language â¥ On â¥ Off On - Screen theMessages Changing â« â Others â tab â¥ Bright â¥ Dim FL Dimmer â¥ Auto : The display is dimmed , but brightens when you perform some operations . Change the brightness of the unitâs display . â¥ Yes â¥ No QUICK SETUP â¥ Yes : The password screen is shown if â Ratings â ( â page 21 ) is set . Please enter the same password . Re - initialize Setting After â INIT â on the display disappears , turn the unit off and on again . Return all values in the Setup menus â¥ No to the default settings . RQT8593 22
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 â Exit â 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 VolapÃ¼k : 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
HT440En.book Page 24 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Using the radio Selecting the preset channels Press [ TUNER / BAND ] to select â FM â or â AM â . TUNER / BAND 1 Numbered Press the numbered buttons to select the channel . 2 buttons â¥ To select a 2 - digit number DISC SFC MONO SLP TG D.MIX PRG e.g . 12 : [ S10 ] â [ 1 ] â [ 2 ] DE S Alternatively , press [ X , W ] . AC A When a stereo FM broadcast is being received , ST SRD E . â ST â lights in the display . HDCD H.BASS W PGM 1 ENTER FUNCTIONS â« If noise is excessive When â FM â is selected Press and hold [ â FM MODE ] on the main unit to display â MONO â . MONO ST SRD E . HDCD H.BASS W PGM 1 Press and hold [ â FM MODE ] again to cancel the mode . â¥ The mode is also canceled when you change the frequency . When â AM â 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 â FM â or â AM â . 1 Presetting stations automatically Press [ - TUNE MODE ] to select â MANUAL â . 2 Main unit only Press [ X TUNING W ] to select the frequency . 3 â¥ 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 â FM â or â AM â . 1 â« Presetting the channel Press [ - TUNE MODE ] to select â MANUAL â . 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 â PGM â are flashing on the display Press the numbered buttons to select a channel . Press and hold [ MEMORY ] . â¥ To select a 2 - digit number 4 DISC SFC MONO SLP TG D.MIX Release the button when â FM AUTO â or â AM AUTO â is displayed . e.g . To select 12 : [ S10 ] â [ 1 ] â [ 2 ] The tuner presets all the stations it can receive into the channels in ascending order . Alternatively , press [ X , W ] , and then press [ ENTER ] . â¥ â SET OK â 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 . â¥ â ERROR â is displayed when automatic presetting is unsuccessful . Preset the channels manually ( â right ) . RQT8593 24
HT440En.book Page 25 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM â« 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 â FM â . 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 . â¥ Disconnect the antenna when the unit is not in use . â¥ 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 â¥ Disconnect the FM indoor antenna . ( Using a vinyl wire ) â¥ The antenna should be installed by a competent technician . Run a piece of vinyl wire Rework your outdoor antennaâs 75 â 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 â 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
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 [ â C.FOCUS ] . VOLUME Each time you press and hold the button : C FOCUS ON , - - - - - - . C FOCUS OFF â¥ This does not work when Surround Music ( â page 12 ) or Sound Field Control ( MOVIE , SPORT or MUSIC ) is turned on . â¥ 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 [ ÃPLII ] . Each time you press the button : PRG PL [ Note ] Movie : Movie software , recorded in Dolby Surround . effectsDTS D CD MODE â¥ When connected with headphones or the Rear Music Port ( â 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 â¥ This works only in DVD / CD mode . sound SOFT ) â¥ â ÃPLII â lights when there is effect . â¥ You may experience a reduction in sound quality when these sound â¥ 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 : â¥ 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 â¥ [ DVD - V ] [ DVD - VR ] To enjoy the following sound quality settings , ensure that Surround Music Â§ # SUB W 1 # SUB W 2 # SUB W 3 SUB W 4 ( factory preset ) ( â page 12 ) is turned off . ^ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } Press [ SFC ] . Each time you press the button : â¥ When another source is selected FLAT : Cancel ( no effect is added ) ( factory preset ) . Â§ # 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 . â¥ To check the current setting , press [ SUBWOOFER LEVEL ] . HEAVY : Adds punch to rock . â¥ 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 . Â§ When Sound Field Control ( MOVIE , SPORT or MUSIC ) is on , the â¥ To check the current setting , press [ SFC ] . factory presets are as follows : â¥ MOVIE , SPORT and MUSIC are not available when Dolby Pro Logic II â MOVIE : SUB W 4 is on , or when playing a disc recorded with a multi - channel source . â SPORT : SUB W 2 â¥ You can adjust the volume of the surround speakers to get the best â MUSIC : SUB W 1 surround effect ( â page 27 , Adjusting the volume of each speaker : Speaker level adjustments ) . RQT8593 26
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 [ â TEST ] to output a test signal . â¥ To stop the test signal , press and hold [ â TEST ] again . L : Front left C : Center R : Front right RS : Right surround LS : Left surround â¥ 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 . â¥ Adjust the speaker levels to the same level as the front speakers . C , RS , LS : ` 6 dB to i6 dB â« 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 â¥ You can adjust SW only if the disc includes a subwoofer channel . â¥ â SW â does not appear on the display and is not adjustable Using when â ÃPLII â is lit . â¥ â S â appears on the display when â MOVIE â , â SPORT â or â MUSIC â is selected with Sound Field Control ( â 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 . ) â¥ To adjust the balance of the front speakers , while â L â or â R â is selected , press [ 2 , 1 ] . RQT8593 27
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 â Cable TV box or video cassette recorder connection â ( â 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 [ Ã TV ] . Switching the televisionâs 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 â AUX â as the source , reduce the volume on the television to its minimum , and control the volume on the main unit . RQT8593 28
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 â¥ 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 [ â 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 [ â 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 [ â SLEEP ] to select â OFF â . To confirm the remaining time Press and hold [ â 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 â FRONT MUSIC P . â 2 Â§ Press [ MUTING ] . FRONT MUSIC P . _ - - - - ) REAR MUSIC P . - - - ) AUX ^ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } â MUTING â flashes on the unitâs 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 Â§ \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] â REAR MUSIC P . â can be selected only if the To cancel optional Panasonic wireless accessory ( e.g . SH - FX60 ) is set up â¥ Press [ MUTING ] again or reduce the volume to minimum â VOL 0 â , and with your home theater system . For details , please refer to its then raise it to the required level . operating instructions . â¥ 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 ] . â¥ You can enjoy surround sound when you press [ SURROUND MUSIC ] on the main unit ( \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] except when â REAR RQT8593 MUSIC P . â is selected ) . 29
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 â Customer Services Directory â on page 33 if you reside in the U.S.A . , or refer to â Product information â on page 11 if you reside in Canada . In other areas , consult your dealer . Power Page No power . â¥ Insert the AC power supply cord securely . 8 The unit is automatically switched â¥ 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 â¥ 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 . â¥ â factor . Turn the unit off and then back on . Alternatively , turn the unit off , disconnect the AC power supply cord , and then reconnect it . â â¥ Condensation has formed . Wait 1 to 2 hours for it to evaporate . No response when remote control â¥ Check that the batteries are installed correctly . 8 buttons are pressed . â¥ The batteries are depleted . Replace them with new ones . 8 â¥ Aim the remote control at the display and operate . 9 Cannot play DVDs . â¥ CD Mode is on . Press and hold [ â CD MODE ] to turn CD Mode off . 14 No picture or sound . â¥ Check the video or speaker connection . 6 , 7 â¥ Check the power or input setting of the connected equipment . â â¥ Check that the disc has something recorded on it . â You have forgotten your ratings â¥ While stopped and â DVD / CD â is the source , press and hold [ â« ] ( Stop ) on the main unit and [ S10 ] â password . on the remote control until â Initialized â 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 . â¥ Play may take time to begin when an MP3 track has still picture data . Even after the track starts , the â [ MP3 ] correct play time will not be displayed . This is normal . â¥ Folders deeper than the eighth layer are displayed as the eighth layer . â Folders on a data CD are not displayed correctly . [ WMA ] [ MP3 ] [ JPEG ] A menu screen appears during â¥ This is normal for Video CDs . â skip or search . [ VCD ] â¥ Press [ â« STOP ] twice and then press [ 1 PLAY ] . â Playback control menu does not with playback control appear . [ VCD ] Program and Random play do not â¥ These functions do not work with some DVD - Videos . â work . [ DVD - V ] Selecting audio soundtrack â 2 â â¥ Even if a second soundtrack is not recorded , two numbers are normally shown . â does not change the audio . [ DVD - A ] Play restarts from the beginning â¥ This is normal for DVD - Audio . â when the soundtrack is changed . [ DVD - A ] guide Scenes are skipped intermittently . â¥ 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 . â¥ Adjust the position . ( â Subtitle Position â in Display Menu ) 20 No subtitles . â¥ Display the subtitles . ( â Subtitle â in Main menu ) 18 Subtitles overlap the closed â¥ Clear the subtitles . 18 captions . Marker Cannot add markers . â¥ You cannot add markers with DVD - RAM . â â¥ If the discâs elapsed play time does not appear on the unitâs display , you cannot add markers . â A - B repeat Point B is automatically set . â¥ The end of an item becomes point B when it is reached . â Sound abnormal or improper Sound is distorted . â¥ Noise may occur when playing WMA . â Effects do not work . â¥ Some audio effects do not work or have less effect with some discs . â Humming is heard during play . â¥ An AC power supply cord or fluorescent light is near the main unit . Keep other appliances and â cables away from the main unit . No sound â¥ There may be a slight pause in sound when you change the play speed . â Menus The Setup menu cannot be â¥ Select â DVD / CD â as the source . â accessed . â¥ Cancel Program and Random play . RQT859315 30
8593En_p24 - 36 . fm Page 31 Tuesday , January 10 , 2006 5 : 26 PM Picture abnormal or unviewable Page The picture on the television is â¥ 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 . â¥ Mobile telephone chargers can cause some disturbance . â â¥ If you are using an indoor television , change to an outdoor antenna . â â¥ The television antenna wire is too close to the unit . Move it away from the unit . â 22 Picture size does not fit the â¥ Change â TV Aspect â in the â Video â tab . 20 screen . â¥ Use the television to change the aspect . If your television does not have that function , change â 4 : 3 Aspect â in Display Menu . â¥ Change the zoom setting . ( â Just Fit Zoom â or â Manual Zoom â in Display Menu ) 20 Menu is not displayed correctly . â¥ Restore the zoom ratio to â k1.00 â . ( â Manual Zoom â in Display Menu ) 20 â¥ Set â Subtitle Position â in Display Menu to â 0 â . 20 â¥ Set â 4 : 3 Aspect â in Display Menu to â Normal â . 20 â Auto zoom function does not work â¥ Turn off televisionâs zoom function . 20 well . â¥ Use the other preset aspect ratios or manual adjustment . â â¥ 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 â¥ 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 â Video Output Mode â in Picture Menu to â 480i â . ( Alternatively , press and hold [ CANCEL ] to switch to â 480i â . ) 19 Pictures not in progressive â¥ Select â 480p â in â Video Output Mode â in Picture Menu . 7 output . â¥ The unitâs VIDEO OUT or S - VIDEO OUT terminal outputs the interlaced signal even if â PRG â is displayed . Closed captions not displayed . â¥ When progressive output is on , closed captions will not be displayed . â Listening to the radio Distorted sound or noise is heard . â¥ Adjust the position of the FM or AM antenna . â â ST â flickers or does not light . â¥ Use an outdoor antenna . 25 A beat sound is heard . â¥ Turn the television off or move it away from the unit . â A low hum is heard during AM â¥ Separate the antenna from other cables . â broadcasts . Unit displays The display is dark . â¥ Select â Bright â in â FL Dimmer â in the â Others â tab . 22 â NOPLAY â â¥ You inserted a disc the unit cannot play ; insert one it can . 10 â¥ You inserted a blank disc . â â¥ You inserted a disc that has not been finalized . â â NODISC â â¥ You have not inserted a disc ; insert one . â â¥ You have not inserted the disc correctly ; insert it correctly . 12 guide â F61 â â¥ Check and correct the speaker cable connections . 6 If this does not fix the problem , consult the dealer . â DVD U11 â â¥ Disc may be dirty . Wipe it clean . 10 Troubleshooting â ERROR â â¥ Incorrect operation performed . Read the instructions and try again . â â DVD H â â â â¥ Trouble may have occurred . The number following â H â depends on the status of the unit . Turn the â â â 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 . â¥ If the service numbers fail to clear , note the service number and contact a qualified service person . â \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] â¥ There is no link between the main unit and the wireless accessory . Check that the wireless â â [ W ] â is flashing . accessory is plugged into the AC outlet . ( When using optional wireless â¥ Ensure that the digital transceiver is fully inserted into the slot of the main unit . â accessory ) â D.MIX â is flashing . [ DVD - A ] â¥ Down - mixing is the process of remixing the multiple - channel audio found on some discs into two â channels . The disc contains single - channel or multiple - channel signals which may not be reproduced authentically . Television displays â / â â¥ The operation is prohibited by the unit or disc . â â Cannot display group xx , content â¥ You are trying to display incompatible contents . â xx â â This disc may not be played in â¥ Only DVD - Video discs that include or have the same region number as the one on the rear panel of Cover your region â this unit can be played . page No on - screen display . â¥ Select â On â in â On - Screen Messages â in the â Display â tab . 22 RQT8593 31
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 â ) , 1 kHz , 10 % THD Type 1 way , 1 speaker system ( Bass reflex ) Surround Ch 90 W per channel ( 4 â ) , 1 kHz , 10 % THD Speaker unit ( s ) Impedance 3 â 1 Center Ch 225 W per channel ( 6 â ) , 1 kHz , 10 % THD / 2z ) Cone type Full range 6.5 cm ( 2 Â§ Subwoofer Ch 225 W per channel ( 6 â ) , 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 â 25 kHz ( j16 dB ) Front Ch 40 W per channel ( 3 â ) , 120 Hz â 20 kHz , 1 % THD 113 Hz â 22 kHz ( j10 dB ) Surround Ch 70 W per channel ( 4 â ) , 120 Hz â 20 kHz , 1 % THD Dimensions ( WtHtD ) 92 mmk273 mmk95.4 mm 5 3 3 Center Ch 75 W per channel ( 6 â ) , 120 Hz â 20 kHz , 1 % THD ( 3 / 8zk10 / 4zk3 / 4z ) Subwoofer Ch 65 W per channel ( 6 â ) , 45 Hz â 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 â 1 Full range 6.5 cm ( 2 / 2z ) Cone type Preset Memory FM 15 stations Â§ ( 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 â 25 kHz ( j16 dB ) Frequency range 87.9 â 107.9 MHz ( 200 - kHz step ) 120 Hz â 22 kHz ( j10 dB ) 87.5 â 108.0 MHz ( 100 - kHz step ) Dimensions ( WtHtD ) 92 mmk135 mmk95.4 mm Sensitivity 2.5 ÂµV ( IHF ) 5 5 3 ( 3 / 8zk5 / 16zk3 / 4z ) S / N 26 dB 2.2 ÂµV Mass 0.75 kg ( 1.65 lbs ) Antenna terminals 75 â ( unbalanced ) Amplitude Modulation ( AM / MW ) [ Center \ speaker \ SB - PC640 ] Frequency range 520 â 1710 kHz ( 10 - kHz step ) Type 1 way , 2 speaker system ( Bass reflex ) AM Sensitivity S / N 20 dB at 1000 kHz 560 ÂµV / m Speaker unit ( s ) Impedance 6 â 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 Â§ Music Port ( Front ) ( Max ) Input power ( IEC ) 250 W Sensitivity 100 mV , 4.7 k â Output sound pressure 84 dB / W ( 1.0 m ) 1 / 8z ) jack Terminal Stereo , 3.5 mm ( Frequency range 105 Hz â 25 kHz ( j16 dB ) 125 Hz â 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 ] Â§ 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 â ( 4 ) DVD - RW ( DVD - Video ) 1 Woofer 16 cm ( 6 / 2z ) Cone type ( 5 ) iR / iRW ( Video ) Input power ( IEC ) 250 W ( Max ) Â§ 1 Â§ 2 , 5 Â§ 3 , 5 ( 6 ) CD , CD - R / RW [ CD - DA , Video CD , SVCD , MP3 , WMA , Output sound pressure 80 dB / W ( 1.0 m ) Â§ 4 , 5 , HighMAT Level 2 ( Audio and Image ) ] JPEG Frequency range 32 Hz â 220 Hz ( j16 dB ) Â§ 1 Conforming to IEC62107 38 Hz â 180 Hz ( j10 dB ) Â§ 2 MPEG - 1 Layer 3 , MPEG - 2 Layer 3 Dimensions ( WtHtD ) 183 mmk396 mmk267 mm Â§ 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 ) Â§ 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 Â§ 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 â ) Terminal Pin jack ( 1 system ) Â§ Rating with low - cut filter equipped amplifier S - video output Y output level 1 Vp - p ( 75 â ) C output level NTSC ; 0.286 Vp - p ( 75 â ) [ 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 â ) 2 . Total harmonic distortion is measured by a digital spectrum analyzer . PB output level 0.7 Vp - p ( 75 â ) PR output level 0.7 Vp - p ( 75 â ) Terminal Pin jack ( Y : green , PB : blue , PR : red ) ( 1 system ) 32
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 InfanterÃa , 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 â the warrantor â ) will , for the length of the period ( 787 ) - 768 - 2910 . indicated on the chart below , which starts with the date of original purchase ( â warranty period â ) , 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 â LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE â . 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 â Labor â warranty period there will be no charge for labor . During the â Parts â 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 warrantorâs 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 â as is â . 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 â 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 InfanterÃa , Km . 9.5 , San Gabriel Industrial Park , Carolina , Puerto Rico 00985 Phone ( 787 ) 750 - 4300 , Fax ( 787 ) 768 - 2910 F1104 33
HT440En.book Page 34 Thursday , December 29 , 2005 7 : 56 PM Limited Warranty ( ONLY FOR CANADA ) Panasonic Canada Inc . PANASONIC / TECHNICS PRODUCT â 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 : â Contact Us â 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
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 â¥ Start your volume control at a low setting . exposure to excessive noise . youâve just purchased is only the start of your â¥ Slowly increase the sound until you can hear musical enjoyment . Now itâs 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 â comfort level â adapts to higher your equipment offers . This manufacturer and volumes of sound . So what sounds â normal â the Electronic Industries Associationâs 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 â¥ 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 â 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 â Dolby â , â Pro Logic â 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 . â DTS â and â DTS Digital Surround â 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 â¢ 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 Â® Â® , HDCD , High Definition Compatible Digital and IIS and Thomson multimedia . Pacific Microsonics â¢ 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
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 â Accessory Purchases â on page 33 . For other areas : To order accessories , call the dealer from whom you made your purchase . â 1 AC power supply cord â 2 Sheets of speaker cable â 1 Remote control â 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 â 1 FM indoor antenna â 2 Remote control batteries 5 3 1 ( RSA0007 - L ) \ For \ areas \ except \ U.S.A . \ and \ Canada ] \ Others ] â 1 Power plug adaptor ( K2CQ2CA00002 ) â 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 InfanterÃa , 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