Connections and Setup
DVD/VCR + TV + Audio Receiver
Both Dolby Digital® and DTS® are audio formats used to record 5.1-channel audio signals onto the digital track of film (while the film is being made). Both of these formats provide up to six separate channels: left, right, center, left rear, right rear, and common subwoofer. The disc will play 5.1-channel sound only if you’ve connected a DTS or Dolby Digital receiver or decoder and if the disc is encoded in the Dolby Digital or DTS format.
Please Read This Before Using the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT Jack!
This player’s digital output jack is designed for a connection to a Dolby Digital or DTS receiver or decoder. Older digital equipment may not be compatible with the Dolby Digital bitstream. Such a connection can create a high level of noise that may be harmful to your ears, and could damage headphones or speakers. It is important to choose the correct Digital Output setting in the DVD Player’s Sound menu, especially when you use either of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jacks. For more information, go to page 45.
Connect the left and right audio cables to your audio/video receiver and to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – red) jacks on the back of your DVD/VCR.
If you have a Dolby Digital or DTS receiver, use one of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jacks to connect the receiver to the DVD/VCR. You must also set the Digital Output setting in the Sound menu (go to page 45).
Note: The DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack has two options: OPTICAL and COAXIAL. Some Dolby Digital receivers have one type of Digital Audio Input jack, and some have both. Under most conditions, optical and coaxial connections work equally well — the only difference is the type of cable you connect to the jack.
If you want to use a less expensive cable, connect a coaxial cable to the COAXIAL jack. Rarel , but sometimes, coaxial cables — especially long ones, pick up radio frequency (RF) interference from household appliances, nearby power lines, and/or broadcast towers.
If you would rather use the OPTICAL jack, connect an optical digital cable to the DVD/VCR and to the corresponding digital optical input jack on the receiver.
Connect the video cable.
Basic video connection – Connect the video cable (yellow) to the VIDEO OUT jack on the back of your DVD/VCR player, and to the Video Input jack on your TV (sometimes labeled VIDEO IN).
S-Video (optional) – If your TV has an S-Video jack, connect an S-Video cable (not provided) to the S-VIDEO OUT jack on the back of your DVD/VCR player and to the S-VIDEO jack on your TV. This connection is only for DVD signal. For the VCR signal, you must also connect the standard video cable.
Component video (optional, connection not pictured) – If your TV has component video jacks (Y, Pb, Pr), connect component video cables (not provided) to the COMPONENT OUT jacks on the DVD/VCR player for the best picture quality. This connection is only for DVD signal. For the VCR signal, you must also connect the standard video cable.
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