Part Number: EUR7720KG0R
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Panasonic DVD-S97 Dvd Player, size: 2.7 MB
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|sanz||5:33pm on Sunday, October 10th, 2010|
|(*-*)!. kim high I love this computer! To me, laptops have 2 major flaws- they need a flat surface to rest on.|
|sawoj||9:53pm on Thursday, October 7th, 2010|
|HDMI, DCDi, 1080i, the Most Features of any UPconvert player.Video D/A Converter @ 216MHz/11-bit VERY Hard to Find!|
|keksler||6:19am on Saturday, September 18th, 2010|
|Worked well, then died abruptly The picture quality was great, but this Panasonic DVD player lasted me barely 2 years. One day it got glitchy.|
|rmdemi||1:16am on Friday, July 9th, 2010|
|I have 8 DVD players and I found in Panasonic S97 the best image of them! The S97 realy shows that the DVD midia contains! No more words. This player looked very good in technical reviews, but my experience is that it is a piece of junk. After just 5 weeks.|
|pbxadmin||11:32am on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010|
|very expensive very comfortable I had a Proteon 7" DVD portable player and it broke twice in just over a year. Metal Case Design ; Sony engineering, features cost|
|Nick Niehaus||10:09pm on Saturday, May 8th, 2010|
|Easy to use, picture quality is astounding, great audio cd player as well The manual is sometimes hard to understand|
|scuac||11:00pm on Monday, April 26th, 2010|
|Was great for a year but now it overheats I loved my old panasonic DVD player for 5 years, but when the spinning wheel finally broke.|
|randomuser||10:04am on Monday, April 19th, 2010|
|I have 8 DVD players and I found in Panasonic S97 the best image of them! This player looked very good in technical reviews.|
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Operating Instructions Manuel dutilisation
DVD/CD PLAYER Lecteur DVD/CD
Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully before connecting, operating or adjusting this product. Please keep this manual for future reference.
Nous vous remercions davoir arrt votre choix sur cet appareil. Pour en tirer un rendement optimal, il est recommand de lire attentivement le prsent manuel. Conserver ce manuel pour consultation ultrieure.
This manual was printed with soy based ink. Ce manuel a t imprim avec de lencre base de soja.
Region number/Code rgional
The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region number 1 or ALL. Le lecteur prend en charge les disques DVD-Vido identifis par le code rgional 1 ou par la mention ALL.
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Panasonic has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
A titre de participant au programme ENERGY STAR , Panasonic a dtermin que cet appareil respecte les directives ENERGY STAR en matire dconomie dnergie. For Canada only: The word Participant is used in place of the word Partner.
For U.S.A. only The warranty can be found on page 21. La referencia rpida en espaol se puede encontrar en la pgina anterior a la contraportada.
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE. DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against 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 harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If 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 more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the users authority to operate this device. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
(Inside of product)
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. 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 other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia. This product is licensed under the MPEG-4 patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the MPEG-4 Video Standard (MPEG-4 Video) and/or (ii) decode MPEG-4 Video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a licensed video provider. No license is granted or implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA. See http://www.mpegla.com. Windows Media, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. WMA is a compression format developed by Microsoft Corporation. It achieves the same sound quality as MP3 with a file size that is smaller than that of MP3. HighMATTM and the HighMAT logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
, HDCD, High Definition Compatible Digital et Pacific Microsonics sont soit des marques dposes, soit des marques de commerce de Pacific Microsonics, Inc. aux tats-Unis et(ou) dans dautres pays.
Systme HDCD fabriqu sous licence de Pacific Microsonics, Inc. Ce produit est couvert par les brevets suivants: tats-Unis: 5,479,168, 5,638,074, 5,640,161, 5,808,574, 5,838,274, 5,854,600, 5,864,311, 5,872,531; Australie: 669114. Autres brevets en instance. HDMI, le logo HDMI et High Definition Multimedia Interface sont des marques de commerce ou des marques dposes de HDMI Licensing LLC.
(Only for U.S.A.) To order accessories, refer to Accessory Purchases on page 21. (Only for Canada) To order accessories, call the dealer from whom you have made your purchase. Use numbers when asking for replacement parts. User memo: DATE OF PURCHASE ___________________________________ DEALER NAME ________________________________________ DEALER ADDRESS ____________________________________ ______________________________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER __________________________________ The model number and serial number of this product can be found on either the back or the bottom of the unit. Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future reference. MODEL NUMBER SERIAL NUMBER DVD-S97
Remote control AC power supply cord Audio/video cable HDMI cable Remote control batteries
(EUR7720KG0) (K2CB2CB00016) (K2KA2CA00009) (K1HA19DA0001)
The included AC power supply cord is for use with this unit only. Do not use it with other equipment.
Table of contents
Accessories.4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.4 Discs that can be played/Disc handling. 5 STEP 1 Connection to a television.6
Enjoying higher quality audio and video (HDMI connection). 6 Enjoying multi-channel surround sound. 7 Position memory. Changing soundtracks. Changing subtitles. Angle select and Still picture rotation/advance. Changing the zoom ratio. Reducing noise in pictures. 11 11
Using navigation menus. 12
Playing WMA/MP3/JPEG/MPEG4 discs. 12 Playing CD. 13 Playing HighMATTM discs. 13 Playing RAM discs.13
STEP 2 The remote control.7 STEP 3 QUICK SETUP.7 STEP 4 Television operation.7
Using On-Screen Menus. 14
Main Menus/Other Settings. 14
Basic play.8 Enjoying higher quality audio and video.9
Recalling recommended audio/video settingAV Enhancer. 9 Reproducing more natural audioMulti Re-master. 9 Enjoying even higher quality sound AUDIO ONLY. 9 Adjusting picture mode. 9
Changing the player settings. 16
Changing the speaker setting to suit your speakers. 17
[DVD-V] DVD-Video [DVD-V] DVD-R
Panasonic DVD-R recorded and finalized on Panasonic DVD-Video recorders or DVDVideo cameras are played as DVD-Video on this unit.
Video CD [VCD] SVCD This unit is compatible with HDCD ( Back cover, Glossary), but does not support the Peak Extend function (a function which expands the dynamic range of high level signals). During HDCD play, HDCD lights on the units display. This unit can play CD-R/RW recorded with the formats on the left. Close the sessions or finalize the disc after recording. HighMAT discs WMA, MP3 or JPEG files only. To play without using the HighMAT function, select Play as Data Disc ( page 15, Other Menu). [WMA] This unit is not compatible with Multiple Bit Rate (MBR: a file that contains the same content encoded at several different bit rates). Conforming to IEC62107
[CD] [VCD] [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4]
A process that allows play on compatible equipment. It may not be possible to play the above discs in all cases due to the type of disc or condition of the recording.
Discs that cannot be played
DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CDV, CD-G, DVDiR, iRW, DVD-RW, SACD, Divx Video Discs and Photo CD, DVD-RAM that cannot be removed from their cartridge, 2.6-GB and 5.2-GB DVD-RAM, PAL discs and Chaoji VCD available on the market including CVD, DVCD and SVCD that do not conform to IEC62107. You can play DVD-Audio, however still pictures may be displayed enlarged.
Audio format of DVDs
You can play discs with these symbols.
To clean discs
DVD-Audio,DVD-Video,Video CD, SVCD and CD Wipe with a damp cloth and then wipe dry. DVD-RAM and DVD-R Clean with an optional DVD-RAM/PD disc cleaner (LF-K200DCA1, where available). Never use cloths or cleaners for CDs etc.
Do not attach labels or stickers to discs (This may cause disc warping, rendering it unusable). Do not write on the label side with a ball-point pen or other writing instrument. Do not use record cleaning sprays, benzine, thinner, static electricity prevention liquids or any other solvent. Do not use scratch-proof protectors or covers. Do not use the following discs: Discs with exposed adhesive from removed stickers or labels (rented discs etc). Discs that are badly warped or cracked. Irregularly shaped discs, such as heart shapes.
STEP 1 Connection to a television
Do not place the unit on amplifiers or equipment that may become hot. The heat can damage the unit. Do not connect through the video cassette recorder. Due to copy guard protection, the picture may not display properly. Turn off all equipment before connection and read the appropriate operating instructions. Connect the terminals of the same color.
WITH VIDEO IN or S VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN or VIDEO R L IN S VIDEO IN
WITH COMPONENT VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN AUDIO IN R L R
Audio/ video cable (included)
SURROUND FRONT L/L
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
S video cable Audio/video cable (included) Not used Video cables
ER SURROUND FRONT L/L
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT ( p ) (480p/480i)
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (PROGRESSIVE/INTERLACE) (480p/480i)
PB B Y
Back of the unit
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT
S VIDEO OUT
When using this connection, the audio cable (red and white plugs) should also be connected.
Select Darker from the Black Level Control ( page 16, Video tab )
To enjoy progressive video
Connect to a progressive output compatible television. 1 Set HDMI Video Mode to Off ( page 17, HDMI tab). 2 Set Video Output Mode to 480p, then follow the instructions on the menu screen ( page 14, Picture Menu). All Panasonic televisions with 480p input connectors are compatible. Consult the manufacturer if you have another brand of television.
You can connect the audio cable to the 2-channel audio input terminals of an analog amplifier or system component to enjoy stereo sound.
Connect the AC power supply cord last
AC power supply cord (included)
This unit consumes a small amount of power, even when it is turned off (1 W). To save power when the unit is not to be used for a long time, unplug it from the household AC outlet.
To household AC outlet (AC 120 V, 60 Hz)
Enjoying higher quality audio and video (HDMI connection) ( Back cover, Glossary)
By connecting to an HDMI compatible high-definition television, video recordings can be converted to, and output as, high-definition video (720p,1080i). You can also enjoy multi-channel surround sound by connecting to an HDMI compatible amplifier with multi-channel output terminals.
With HDMI compatible television
To enjoy digital high-definition video and high quality audio with a single cable. You can enjoy multi-channel surround sound by connecting an amplifier with other audio terminals ( page 7).
With HDMI compatible television and amplifier
To enjoy digital multi-channel surround sound in addition to digital high definition video.
Press [MULTI RE-MASTER] to select 1, 2 or 3.
Multi Re-master 1 Off 1 96kHz Level
Output sampling frequency
Adjust the shade of the pictures color. 1. Press [COLOR]. 2. Press  to adjust (j7 to i7).
Re-master level Other discs Effect level Light Medium Strong Off
Setting 3 Off
[DVD-A] [DVD-V] [CD] (LPCM/PPCM) Type of music High tempo (e.g., pop and rock) Various tempos (e.g., jazz) Low tempo (e.g., classical) Off
Adjusting the Re-master level [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [CD] (LPCM/PPCM) Press  to adjust the level (j6 to i6 dB). This feature may not work when connected with DIGITAL AUDIO OUT or HDMI AV OUT terminals. AV Enhancer and Multi Re-master may not work depending on the discs recording.
Changing the play sequence
All group/Program/Random play
Changing play speed
[RAM] [DVD-V] e.g. [RAM]
[DVD-A] [DVD-V] [VCD] [CD] [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4]
While stopped, press [PLAY MODE].
Each time you press the button: All group ([DVD-A]) > Program > Random ^-------------Off (Normal play),-----------b Disable HighMAT disc play to use random and program play. Select Play as Data Disc ( page 15, Other Menu).
Press [W, PLAY SPEED] or [X, PLAY SPEED].
from k0.6 to k1.4 (in 0.1 units)
All Group play
Press  (PLAY).
All Group Playback
Press PLAY to start
Press  (PLAY) to return to the normal play. After you change the speed Multi Re-master ( page 9), Advanced Surround and Dolby Pro Logic II ( page 15, Audio Menu) do not work. Audio output switches to 2ch. Sampling frequency of 96 kHz is converted to 48 kHz. This function may not work depending on the discs recording.
Program play (up to 32 items)
1 Press the numbered buttons to select the items. ( page 8, Enter number)
Repeat this step to program other items. e.g. [DVD-V]
Choose a title and chapter. No. Title Chapter Time
Play Clear Clear all
2 Press  (PLAY).
Selecting all the items (on the disc or in the title or group) Press [ENTER] and [3 4] to select ALL, then press [ENTER] again to register. Changing the program Press [3 4] to select an item. To change an item, repeat step 1. To clear an item, press [CANCEL] (or select Clear and press [ENTER]). Press [ANGLE/PAGE] to skip page by page. Clearing the whole program Select Clear all and press [ENTER]. The whole program is also cleared when the unit is turned off or the disc tray is opened.
Starting play from a selected group
[DVD-A] [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] A folder on WMA/MP3, JPEG and MPEG4 discs is treated as a Group. While stopped
1 Press [GROUP]. 2 Press [3 4] or the numbered buttons to select a group and press [ENTER].
[DVD-A] To play all groups ( left, All Group play)
Menu Group Search 1
RETURN to exit
Number currently selected
Group Press [ANGLE/PAGE] to skip page by page. To enjoy listening to WMA/MP3 while showing a JPEG image on the screen Select a JPEG first, and then select WMA/MP3. (The opposite order is not effective.) To exit the screen Press [MENU].
Using the submenu
1 Press [MENU]. 2 Press [DISPLAY]. 3 Press [3 4] to select an item and press [ENTER].
Searching by a content or group title
Highlight a group title to search a group, or a content title to search its content.
Multi List Tree Thumbnail Next group Previous group All Audio Picture Video Help display Find
Groups and content Content only Groups only Thumbnail images [JPEG] To the next group To the previous group WMA/MP3, JPEG and MPEG4 WMA/MP3 only JPEG only MPEG4 only To switch between guide messages and the elapsed play time indicator To search by content or group title ( see right)
1 Press [MENU]. 2 Press [DISPLAY]. 3 Press [3 4] to select Find and press [ENTER]. 4 Press [3 4] to select a character and press [ENTER].
Repeat to enter another character. Lower case is also searched. Press [6 5] to skip between A, E, I, O and U. Press  to erase a character. Erase the asterisk () to search for the titles starting with that character.
5 Press  to select Find and press [ENTER].
The search result screen appears.
6 Press [3 4] to select the content or group and press [ENTER].
Playing CD [CD]
DIRECT NAVIGATOR PLAY LIST
Playing RAM discs [RAM]
Titles appear with CD text playback.
e.g. CD text
CD Text Disc Title: All By Artist Disc Artist: Pink Island Track Title: Long John Platinum Track Artist: SHIPWRECKED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Ashley at Prom City Penguin Formura one Soccer Baseball Neanderthal Cartoons Trilobites White Dwarf Discovery
1 Press [MENU]. 2 Press [3 4] to select the track and press [ENTER].
Press [ANGLE/PAGE] to skip page by page.
Titles appear only if you have entered them. You cannot edit play lists and titles.
Playing the programs
1 Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. 2 Press [3 4] or the numbered buttons to select the program.
to select and press ENTER
To exit the screen Press [MENU]
Date 11/ 1(WED) 1/ 1 (MON) 2/ 2 (TUE) 3/ 3 (WED) 4/10(THU)
Video Output Mode
Normal Cinema1: Mellows images and enhances detail in dark scenes. Cinema2: Sharpens images and enhances detail in dark scenes. Animation Dynamic User (Press [ENTER] to select Picture Adjustment) ( below) Picture Adjustment Contrast/Brightness/Sharpness/Color ( page 9) Gamma (Adjusts the brightness of dark parts.) Depth Enhancer Reduce the rough noise in the background to give a greater feeling of depth. MPEG DNR/3D-NR ( page 11, Reducing noise in pictures)
HDMI Color Space
With HDMI connection (When HDMI Video Mode is set to On) ( page 17, HDMI tab) Video recordings will be converted to, and output as, high definition video.The picture quality will vary depending on the connected equipment. Choose the picture quality to your preference. 480p (progressive) 720p (progressive) 1080i (interlace) will be displayed next to those video outputs possible with the connected equipment. Selecting an item without can result in the picture being distorted. Should the picture be distorted, press and hold [CANCEL] until the picture is displayed correctly. The setting will return to 480p. Output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminal will be 480i. With HDMI connection (When HDMI Video Mode is set to Off) ( page 17, HDMI tab) or other connections 480i (interlace) 480p (progressive) When you select 480pand a confirmation screen appears, select Yes only if connecting to a progressive output compatible television. If you have chosen 480p, 720p or 1080i ( above), select the method of conversion for video output to suit the type of material. Auto1 (normal): Detects 24 frame-per-second film content and appropriately converts it. Auto2: Compatible with 30 frame-per socond film content in addition to 24 frame-per-second film content. Video: Select when using Auto1 and Auto2, and the video content is distorted. With HDMI connection (When HDMI Video Mode is set to On) ( page 17, HDMI tab) The picture quality will vary depending on the connected equipment. Choose the picture quality to your preference. Should one of the items below not be possible with the connected equipment it will not be displayed. RGB YCbCr (4:4:4) YCbCr (4:2:2) HDMI RGB Range ( page 17, HDMI tab) is available when RGB is selected.
Dolby Pro Logic II is an advanced decoder that derives 5 channel surround (Left and Right Front, Center, Left and Right Surround) from any stereo program material. Off Movie: Movie software, recorded in Dolby Surround. Music: Stereo sources. This does not work when playing multi-channel audio. This does not work when audio is output from HDMI AV OUT terminal. [RAM] [DVD-V] [VCD] (2 or more channels) Enjoy a surround-like effect when using 2 front speakers (SP) or headphones(HP) (connect the unit to equipment that has a headpphone jack). SP 2 Enhanced SP (Speaker) 1 Natural HP (Headphone) 1 Natural HP 2 Enhanced Off When using discs recorded with surround sound, sound seems to come from speakers on either side of you. When using headphones from the connected equipment, select HP 1 or HP 2. Optimum seating position is 3 to 4 times the distance between the front left and right speakers or the width of the television if using the televisions speakers. Do not use in combination with surround effects on other equipment. To make the dialogue in movies easier to hear [DVD-V] (Dolby Digital, DTS, 3-channel or over, with the dialogue recorded in the center channel) On ,------. Off ( page 9) When audio is output from 2 ch or 5.1ch AUDIO OUT terminals ( page 6, 7) Normal: A clear timbre. Slow: Gives music atmosphere, with softness and a feeling of depth. When audio is output from 2 ch or 5.1ch AUDIO OUT terminals ( page 6, 7) Switch on if sound is distorted. On ,------. Off
Manual Zoom Bit Rate Display GUI See-through GUI Brightness HDMI Status
( page 11, Changing the zoom ratio) [RAM] [DVD-V] [VCD] [MPEG4] On ,------. Off On ,------. Off s3 to r3 Indicates various information when connected with HDMI AV OUT terminal. ( below, Confirming HDMI information)
Setup Play as DVD-Video or Play as DVD-Audio Play as DVD-VR Play as HighMAT or Play as Data Disc
Confirming HDMI information
HDMI Status-----HDMI is connected. HDMI Information Audio Stream Max Channel Video Format Color Space
Connection status ( page 11, Changing soundtracks)
PCM/Dolby Digital/DTS 6ch 480p/720p/1080i YCbCr(4:4:4)/YCbCr(4:2:2)/RGB
Shows the maximum channel number of the connected equipment. ( page 14, Video Output Mode)
( page 14, HDMI Color Space)
All possible outputs are displayed. The current output for Audio Stream, Video Format and Color Space will be underlined. When Off is selected in HDMI Audio Output ( page 17, HDMI tab) will be displayed in Audio Stream and Max Channel.
Changing the player settings
Shows Setup menu.
Select the tab.
Select the item.
The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. Underlined items are the factory preset.
The QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area.
Audio Choose the audio language. Subtitle Choose the subtitle language. Menus Choose the language for disc menus. Ratings Set a ratings level to limit DVD-Video play. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Original1 Other2 Spanish Other2
Automatic3 English English
French Spanish Other2 Changing the menu language from QUICK SETUP also changes this setting. Setting ratings (When level 8 is selected) 8 No Limit 1 to Lock All: To prevent play of discs without ratings levels. When setting a 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 exceeding the ratings level is inserted in the unit. Follow the on-screen instructions. 4:3 Pan&Scan: Regular aspect television (4:3)
The sides of the widescreen picture are cut off so it fills the screen (unless prohibited by the disc). 4:3 Letterbox: Regular aspect television (4:3) Widescreen picture is shown in the letterbox style.
TV Aspect Choose the setting to suit your television and preference.
TV Type Select to suit the type of television. Time Delay When connected with an AV amplifier and Plasma display, adjust if you notice the audio is out of sync with the video. Still Mode Specify the type of picture shown when paused. Black Level Control Change the black level of the picture if you connected a television through the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals.
dB 0 dB 0
Subwoofer c a
Approx. 68 cm (215 feet) Approx. 102 cm (3310 feet) Approx. 136 cm (425 feet) Approx. 170 cm (512 feet)
(LS) Surround (RS) a c b c a
Speaker presence and size (a)
1. Press [2 1] to select an item and press [ENTER]. 2. Press [3 4] to change the content and press [ENTER]. Icon examples: Surround speaker (LS)
f Surround speakers Difference Approx. 170 cm (512 feet) Approx. 340 cm (11 feet) Setting 5.0 ms 10.0 ms
Approx. 510 cm (1612 feet) 15.0 ms
Channel balance (c)
This does not work when connected with HDMI terminals and HDMI Audio Output ( above, HDMI tab) is set to On. 1. Select Test and press [ENTER]. A test signal is output. Front (L)_)Center_)Front (R)
Large: Select when the speaker supports low-frequency (under 100 Hz) reproduction. Small: Select when the speaker does not support low-frequency reproduction. If the subwoofer is set to No, the front speakers will automatically be set to Large. (In this case, we recommend connecting a speaker that can reproduce bass below 100 Hz.)
Surround (LS)(=Surround (RS) 2. While listening to the test signal, press [3 4] to adjust the volume of the center and surround speakers so they are the same apparent volume as the front speakers (s6 to r6dB). (The front speakers cannot be adjusted here.) 3. Press [ENTER]. The test signal stops. No signal is output for the subwoofer. To adjust its volume, play something, then return to this screen to adjust to suit your taste. To finish the speaker setting Press [2 1] to select Exit and press [ENTER].
Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to the Customer Services Directory on page 21 if you reside in the U.S.A., or refer to the Product information on page 20 if you reside in Canada.
No power. The unit is automatically switched to the standby mode. Insert the AC power supply cord securely into the household AC outlet. When Auto Power Off is set to On, the unit automatically switches to standby after approximately 30 minutes in the stop mode. The Sleep timer functioned. This unit cannot play discs other than the ones listed in these operating instructions. The unit may not be operating properly due to lightning, static electricity or some other external factor. Turn the unit off and then back to ON. Alternatively, turn the unit off, disconnect the AC power supply cord, and then reconnect it. Condensation has formed: Wait 1 to 2 hours for it to evaporate. Check that the batteries are installed correctly. The batteries are depleted: Replace them with new ones. Point the remote control at the remote control sensor and operate. Re-enter the remote control code after you change batteries. Check the video or audio connection. Check the power or input setting of the connected equipment. Check that the DVD-RAM has something recorded on it. While stopped, press and hold [D] and [;] on the unit and then also press and hold [<OPEN/CLOSE] on the unit until Initialized disappears from the television. Turn the unit off and on again. All settings will return to the default values.
No response when any buttons pressed.
No response when remote control buttons pressed. Cannot operate the television. No picture or sound.
You have forgotten your ratings password. Reset all the settings to Factory Preset. It takes time before play starts. [MP3] The program and random play functions do not work. [DVD-V] A menu screen appears during skip or search. [VCD] Playback control menu doesnt appear. [VCD] with playback control The on-screen menu shows 2 as a soundtrack option when [AUDIO] is pressed, but the audio does not change. [DVD-A] Play restarts from the beginning of the track when soundtrack is changed. [DVD-A]
Specific operation impossible or incorrect
Play may take time to begin when an MP3 track has still picture data. Even after the track starts, the correct play time will not be displayed, however this is normal. These functions do not work with some DVD-Videos. This is normal for Video CDs. Press  twice and then press  (PLAY). Even if a second soundtrack isnt recorded, two numbers will normally be shown.
This is normal on DVD-Audio.
Subtitle position is wrong. No subtitles. The subtitles overlap closed captions recorded on discs. Adjust the position. (Subtitle Position in Display Menu) Display the subtitles. Clear the subtitles. 11
Point B is automatically set. A-B repeat is automatically canceled. The end of an item becomes point B when it is reached. A-B repeat is canceled when you press [QUICK REPLAY].
Picture distorted. Ensure that the unit is not connected through a video cassette recorder. Make sure that progressive output has not been selected when the connected television is not progressive compatible. Press and hold [CANCEL] until the picture displays correctly. The settings will return to 480i. Change TV Aspect in Video tab. Use the television to change the aspect. If your television does not have that function, change 4:3 Aspect in Display Menu. Change the Zoom setting. PAL discs cannot be played. (You can play DVD-Audio, however still pictures may be displayed enlarged.) This may happen when turning AUDIO ONLY on or off, but this is normal. Connect to a progressive output compatible television to enjoy progressive video. Picture may not be seen when more than 4 devices are connected with HDMI cables. Reduce the number of connected devices. Restore the zoom ratio to a1.00. Set Subtitle Position in Display Menu to 0. Set 4:3 Aspect in Display Menu to Normal. Turn off TVs zoom function. Use the other preset aspect ratios or manual adjustment. Zoom function may not work well, especially in dark scenes and may not work depending on the type of disc. When AUDIO ONLY is on, video and audio cannot be output from HDMI AV OUT terminal. Set this function to Off. 6
Pictures not in progressive output. Closed captions not displayed.
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Piercing noise comes from the speakers. Effects do not work.
Cannot record to digital recording equipment. (Incorrect sound recorded.)
NOPLAY U11 U15 H stands for a number. NODISC U70-1 U70- stands for a number. The actual number following U70- will depend on the state of this unit.
/ Cannot display group xx, content xx Cannot play audio No audio Check the disc Due to copyright protection, audio cannot be output from HDMI While HDMI Status displayed, any items are not underlined. This disc may not be played in your region No on-screen display. When setting Video Output Mode, is not displayed next to a video output possible with the connected equipment.
Clean this unit with a soft, dry cloth.
Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.
Before using chemically treated cloth, read the instructions that came with the cloth carefully.
Signal system: NTSC Operating temperature range: i5 to i35 oC (i41 to i95 xF) Operating humidity range: 5 to 90 % RH (no condensation) Discs played [8 cm (3 z) or 12 cm (5 z)]: (1) DVD-RAM (DVD-VR compatible, JPEG, MPEG4 formatted discs) (2) DVD-Audio (3) DVD-Video (4) DVD-R (DVD-Video compatible) (5) CD-Audio (CD-DA) (6) Video CD (7) SVCD (Conforming to IEC62107) (8) CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA, Video-CD, SVCD, MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG4 formatted discs) (9) MP3/WMA Compatible compression rate: MP3: between 32 kbps and 320 kbps WMA: between 48 kbps and 320 kbps (10) JPEG Exif Ver 2.1 JPEG Baseline files Picture resolution: between 320k240 and 6144k4096 pixels (sub sampling is 4:2:2 or 4:2:0) (11) MPEG4 MPEG4 data recorded with the Panasonic SD multi cameras or DVD video recorders [conforming to SD VIDEO specifications (ASF standard)/MPEG4 (Simple Profile) video system/G.726 audio system] (12) HighMAT Level 2 (Audio and Image) Video output: Output level: 1 Vp-p (75 ) Output connector: Pin jack (1 system) S-video output: Y output level: 1 Vp-p (75 ) C output level: 0.286 Vp-p (75 ) Output connector: S terminal (1 system) Component video output: (480p/480i) Y output level: 1 Vp-p (75 ) 0.7 Vp-p (75 ) PB output level: 0.7 Vp-p (75 ) PR output level: Output connector: Pin jack (Y: green, PB: blue, PR: red) (1 system) Audio output: Output level: Output connector: Number of connectors: Audio performance: (1) Frequency response: DVD (linear audio): DVD-Audio: CD Audio: (2) S/N ratio: CD Audio: (3) Dynamic range: DVD (linear audio): CD Audio: (4) Total harmonic distortion: CD Audio: Digital audio output: Optical digital output: Coaxial digital output: HDMI AV output: Pickup: Wave length: Laser power: 2 Vrms (1 kHz, 0 dB) Pin jack 2 channel: 1 system 5.1channel discrete output: 1 system
4 Hz22 kHz (48 kHz sampling) 4 Hz44 kHz (96 kHz sampling) 4 Hz88 kHz (192 kHz sampling) 4 Hz20 kHz 115 dB 110 dB 100 dB 0.002 % Optical terminal Pin jack 19 pin 662 nm/785 nm
[U.S.A.\ CLASS IIa/CLASS I \Canada] CLASS 2/CLASS 3A
AC 120 V, 60 Hz 17 W approx. 1 W 430 mmk249 mmk59 mm [16 15/16zk9 13/16zk2 5/16z] 2.5 kg (5.6 lb.)
Power supply: Power consumption: Power consumption in standby mode: Dimensions (WkDkH): Mass:
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Mass and dimensions are approximate.
The total combined maximum number of recognizable audio, picture and movie contents and groups: 4000 audio, picture and movie contents and 400 groups.
Language code list
Abkhazian: 6566 Afar: 6565 Afrikaans: 6570 Albanian: 8381 Ameharic: 6577 Arabic: 6582 Armenian: 7289 Assamese: 6583 Aymara: 6588 Azerbaijani: 6590 Bashkir: 6665 Basque: 6985 Bengali; Bangla: 6678 Bhutani: 6890 Bihari: 6672 Breton: 6682 Bulgarian: 6671 Burmese: 7789 Byelorussian: 6669 Cambodian: 7577 Catalan: 6765 Chinese: Corsican: Croatian: Czech: Danish: Dutch: English: Esperanto: Estonian: Faroese: Fiji: Finnish: French: Frisian: Galician: Georgian: German: Greek: Greenlandic: Guarani: Gujarati: 7185 Hausa: Hebrew: Hindi: Hungarian: Icelandic: Indonesian: Interlingua: Irish: Italian: Japanese: Javanese: Kannada: Kashmiri: Kazakh: Kirghiz: Korean: Kurdish: Laotian: Latin: Latvian, Lettish: Lingala: 7678 Lithuanian: Macedonian: Malagasy: Malay: Malayalam: Maltese: Maori: Marathi: Moldavian: Mongolian: Nauru: Nepali: Norwegian: Oriya: Pashto, Pushto: Persian: Polish: Portuguese: Punjabi: Quechua: Rhaeto-Romance:8277 Romanian: 8279 Russian: 8285 Samoan: 8377 Sanskrit: 8365 Scots Gaelic: 7168 Serbian: 8382 Serbo-Croatian: 8372 Shona: 8378 Sindhi: 8368 Singhalese: 8373 Slovak: 8375 Slovenian: 8376 Somali: 8379 Spanish: 6983 Sundanese: 8385 Swahili: 8387 Swedish: 8386 Tagalog: 8476 Tajik: 8471 Tamil: 8465 Tatar: Telugu: Thai: Tibetan: Tigrinya: Tonga: Turkish: Turkmen: Twi: Ukrainian: Urdu: Uzbek: Vietnamese: Volapk: Welsh: Wolof: Xhosa: Yiddish: Yoruba: Zulu: 8979 9085
1. Damage requiring serviceThe 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. ServicingDo not attempt to service the unit beyond that described in these operating instructions. Refer all other servicing to authorized servicing personnel. 3. Replacement partsWhen 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 checkAfter repairs or service, ask the servicer to perform safety checks to confirm that the unit is in proper working condition.
During the Labor Limited Warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the Parts warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. You must mail-in your product during the warranty period. If non-rechargeable batteries are included, they are not warranted. This Limited Warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This Limited Warranty is extended only to the original purchaser and only covers product purchased as new. A purchase receipt or other proof of original purchase date is required for Limited Warranty service. Mail-In Service For assistance in the continental U.S.A. in obtaining repairs please ship the product to: Panasonic Services Company Customer Servicenter Suite B 4900 George McVay Drive McAllen, TX 78503 For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Sales Company (787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910. When shipping the unit carefully pack and send it prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton. Include a letter detailing the complaint and provide a day time phone and/or email address where you can be reached.
Customer Services Directory
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:
or, contact us via the web at:
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.
For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855
Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at:
or, send your request by E-mail to:
You may also contact us directly at: 1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only) (Monday Friday 9 am to 8 pm, EST.) Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 (We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Personal Checks)
For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY : 1-866-605-1277
Service in Puerto Rico
Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. Panasonic Sales Company Factory Servicenter: Ave. 65 de Infantera, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Phone (787)750-4300, Fax (787)768-2910 F1003
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Lors de la commande de pices de rechange, utiliser les numros indiqus ci-dessous. Homologation: DATE DACHAT ________________________________________ DTAILLANT __________________________________________ ADRESSE DU DTAILLANT ______________________________ ______________________________________________________ N DE TLPHONE _____________________________________ Il est recommand de noter, dans lespace prvu ci-dessous, le numro de modle et le numro de srie inscrits larrire, ou sous le fond de lappareil, et de conserver ce manuel pour rfrence ultrieure. DVD-S97 NUMRO DE MODLE___________________________________ NUMRO DE SRIE _____________________________________
292wv14 Panasonic DVD-S97
q HDMI digital output q Faroudja DCDi
upscaling to 1125i
q NTSC/PAL progressive
q DVD-Audio, MP3 &
q JPEG & MPEG4
q Multiple sound &
he transformation of humble DVD players into full-scale entertainment centrepieces continues with machines like the DVD-S97. Panasonic has made a big push to get compatible technologies into a wide range of its products. This deck will also spin recordings made on Panasonic's favoured medium, DVD-RAM, as well as compressed MPEG4 video created in its D-Snap cameras and some digital video recorders. DVD-Audio support is included for good measure, but most importantly, the machine has a top-spec HDMI digital output, which carries pure video and multichannel digital audio to compatible equipment. Many new flatscreen TVs, projectors and surround sound receivers feature HDMI, including Panasonic's own matching SA-XR70 amplifier. Another important feature is built-in progressive scan output for both PAL and NTSC, some basic conversion between US and European formats (in case your TV favours one over the other) and Faroudja DCDi technology for upscaling the output to high definition. Like the similar Samsung DVD-HD945 reviewed in this issue, most usual AV sockets are included - from S-video and RGB Scart to analogue component and the aforementioned HDMI. If you can't access surround sound from HDMI, you can use optical or coaxial digital ports or the 5.1 analogue phonos from the machine's internal decoder (which is the only non-HDMI alternative to get the best out of DVD-Audio). Unlike the Samsung, the built-in decoder also handles DTS. There's a multitude of audio-visual settings to play around with, though apart from the progressive scan and upscaling video options, most of these are mere fine tuning at best. They include the
DVD player 300
FEATURES Plays: DVD, DVD-A, DVD-R, DVD-RW (Video & VR modes), DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R (dual layer), DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, VCD, SVCD, MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG4, (not DiVX); progressive scan (PAL & NTSC); 11-bit/216MHz video DAC; NTSC-PAL60 conversion; PAL-NTSC progressive scan conversion; Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz audio DACs; built-in DTS/Dolby Digital/Pro Logic II decoder; Faroudja DCDi deinterlacing to 750p or upscaling to 1125i; multiple picture controls; MPEG/3D DNR; AV Enhancer; Multi-Remaster; audio only mode; dynamic range compression; speaker set-up; video time delay (20-100ms); x1.1-1.4 play with sound; dimensions: 430(w) x 59 (h) x 249(d)mm; weight 2.5kg SOCKETS Back: Scart (composite/RGB/S-video out); HDMI out; component video in/out; S-video output; composite video output; 5.1 audio out (phonos); stereo audio line out (phonos); optical and coaxial digital audio output CONTACT www.panasonic.co.uk TEST DATA DVD PLAYBACK Video jitter: 10ns (below average) Signal-to-noise ratio: -68.9dB (average) Chrominance AM/PM: -70.9dB/ -67.1dB (excellent/very good) Chroma crosstalk: -53.2dB (average) Frequency response at 5.8MHz: (composite): -1.24dB (good) (S-video): -1.06dB (good) (component): -0.65dB (very good) Audio jitter: 1426.2ps (below average) For a full explanation of test data, please see p 124
audio-only music mode to disable all video circuitry and make the sound a little better. AV Enhancer and Multi-Remaster are related processes to tailor the AV output to suit the material. Its effect is hardly drastic, but you can while away the time on a rainy day trying to see or hear the difference. The video time delay is a handy feature in case the lip-sync between your screen and speakers is off by a few milliseconds. You can also watch at up to 1.4x speed while keeping the sound intelligible. Thankfully, for normal use, the DVD-S97 is very easy to operate.
Despite what the instructions say, the DVD-S97 has no trouble playing DVD+R/+RW or DVD-RW (Video mode) recordings. Direct digital connection via HDMI is the simplest and best route, as the DVD-S97 will 'handshake' with the display to ensure the correct resolution and widescreen aspect ratio are set. The player's 576-line PAL progressive picture quality is reasonably impressive to begin with, coping with the fast-moving demands of The Return of the King or The Bourne Supremacy with ease. Contrast is especially dynamic and the colour range is broad without being unnatural. When using HDMI, you can access the Picture menu to upscale to 750 progressive scan lines, which is well within the high definition specification, or boost the clarity to 1,125 lines with the minor trade-off of reverting to interlaced mode. How good this looks depends on your display. On a state-of-the-art screen, which might offer its own video enhancements, it will seem like icing sugar on an already refined cake, while on more normal, XGA-resolution screens, you may see an immediate benefit. Lower, VGA-resolution displays (with 480 lines) won't show the extra detail, but the
player still provides a satisfyingly clear image. Likewise, the analogue video outputs are well up to the task, though you'd miss the advantages of HDMI. At 300, the DVD-S97 is halfway between a budget player and a higher-end luxury machine. It has many of the credentials of a top-range deck, squeezed into a stylishly small casing. However, the best quality still comes at a price, and you can tell that this player stops slightly short with its audio quality. Though perfectly acceptable for CDs and most surround sounds movies, it's somewhat brash with DVD-Audio, even with its sonic enhancement processing and audio-only mode, but that's not a major gripe, as general performance is impressive. Overall, this is a powerful, good value player and, given the right screen, will give new life to your DVD collection Ian Calcutt
Looks; upscaled-HD picture; HDMI digital output; DVD-A compatible
No AVI/DivX playback
PICTURE SOUND FEATURES EASE OF USE VALUE ALSO CONSIDER.
SAMSUNG DVD-HD945 High-quality SACD, DVD-Audio and upscaled high-definition digital video output for a bargain price Reviewed: this issue DENON DVD-2910 A quality option boasting DVD-A and SACD playback along with dual digital video outputs and HD upscaling Not yet reviewed
A compact yet versatile player with just about every up-to-date audio-visual feature that you'll need
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