DVD 22 (serv.man7) - Harman Kardon Audio Service Manual (repair manual)

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DVD 22 - DVD22B     Digital Versatile Disc Player
Power for the Digital Revolution
Kardon DVD. The DVD is a multipurpose DVD
player, capable of playing both DVD-Video discs
and conventional CD audio discs with the highest
fidelity and access to future software upgrades
via the Internet. Along with conventional DVD-
Video and CD audio discs, the DVD is also com-
patible with MP3, WMA, JPEG and most record-
able CD and DVD formats as well as VCD discs.
To enable you to get the maximum quality from
DVDs, the DVD is equipped with the latest in
design techniques, including advanced 10-bit
video digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and
Video (composite), S-Video and RGB video (RGB
via SCART) outputs, to ensure that you get all the
quality inherent in today’s DVD medium. For opti-
mum playback of NTSC and PAL DVD with com-
patible high-definition display devices, DVD is
equipped with progressive component video out-
In addition, Harman Kardon’s audio heritage
continues into the digital video era with audio-
phile-grade Wolfson DACs to ensure that the
audio quality matches the superb video. Of
course, both coaxial and optical digital audio
outputs are available for direct connection to A/V
receivers or processors so that you may take
advantage of Dolby Digital* and DTS
tracks. When playing audio CDs, the playback
quality is state-of-the-art, matching that of the
finest players available.
A wide range of programming features makes it
easy to program an evening’s worth of entertain-
ment. When playing DVDs, easy-to-understand
on-screen menus and icons make it simple to
change languages, soundtracks, subtitles or
aspect ratio, while a parental-lock function
enables you to control which discs may be
viewed by younger members of the household.
DVD players are among the fastest growing con-
sumer electronics products ever brought to mar-
ket, but this may, nevertheless, be the first DVD
player you’ve owned. Although many of the fea-
tures of the DVD resemble those of standard CD
players, there are a number of functions that you
may be unfamiliar with. To ensure that you are
able to take advantage of all the power and flex-
ibility the DVD has to offer, we encourage you to
review this quick setup manual. That small
investment of your time will pay major dividends
in the enjoyment you will get from proper use of
the DVD.
■ Plays a Wide Range of Video and Audio
Formats, Including DVD-Video Discs,
VCD, Standard CD Audio Discs, CD-R/RW,
DVD-R/RW, DVD-+R/RW, Audio Discs and
MP3 Discs
■ High-Quality Video Playback 10-Bit
DACs, Progressive Scan and Component
Video Outputs
■ Dolby Digital and DTS Data Signal
Output Through Both Optical and
Coaxial Digital Audio Connections
■ Audiophile-Grade Wolfson Output DACs
for the Finest Audio reproduction
■ Easy-to-Use On-Screen Navigation
■ Playback of MP3 and Windows
Audio Discs and JPEG image files
■ Simultaneous Playback of MP3 and JPEG
■ Extensive Programming Capability for
Audio and Video Discs
■ Parental Lock Controls Prevent
Unauthorized Viewing of Restricted
■ Multiple Options for Language,
Soundtrack and Subtitle Selection
■ Multiple-Angle Capabilities With
Specially Encoded DVD Discs
■ Backlit, Ergonomically Designed Remote
Since they share some of the characteristics and
technology of CD players, many of the terms and
operational concepts used in a DVD player are
similar to what you may be familiar with from CD
players and changers, or older video disc formats
such as Laser Disc. However, if this is your first
DVD product, some of the terms used to describe
the features of a DVD player may be unfamiliar.
The following explanations should solve some of
the mysteries of DVD, and help you to enjoy all
the power and flexibility of the DVD format and
the DVD.
With the arrival of DVD, disc data capacity has
increased dramatically. On a DVD Video disc most
of this capacity is taken up by MPEG 2 video and
the multichannel movie soundtrack in Dolby
Digital and/or DTS. This information is compressed.
Aspect Ratio: This is a description of the width
of a video image in relation to its height. A con-
ventional video screen is four units wide for every
three units of height, that’s why the ratio is called
”4:3”. Newer wide aspect ratio video displays
are 16 units wide for every nine units of height,
making them more like the screen in a movie the-
ater. The program material on a DVD may be
recorded in either format and, in addition, you
may configure the DVD to play back in either for-
mat, depending on the features recorded on a
Title: For a DVD, a title is defined as an entire
movie or program. There can be as many chapters
within a title as the producers decide to include.
Most discs include only one title, but some may
have more than one, to give you a “Double
Feature” presentation.
Chapter: DVD programs are divided into chap-
ters and titles. Chapters are the sub-sections pro-
grammed into a single title on a disc. Chapters
may be compared to the individual tracks on an
audio CD.
RGB Video: This is a new form of video signal
that eliminates many of the artifacts of traditional
composite video signals by splitting the signal
into the three fundamental colors Red, Green and
Blue (RGB). With an RGB connection (via SCART),
you will see greater picture resolution and elimi-
nate many picture imperfections such as the
moiré patterns often seen on checkered pat-
terned cloths. However, in order to benefit from
RGB video, you must have a video display with an
RGB compatible SCART input.
Progressive scan: DVD offers progressive scan
video outputs for use with compatible high-reso-
lution televisions and projectors. Before DVD, no
consumer medium could store, transmit or display
video with full resolution. To conserve bandwidth,
analog compression (interlacing) is employed: first
the odd-numbered lines of a frame are displayed,
followed by the even-numbered lines. The result is
that only half of the video image is drawn at one
time; the viewer's brain must reassemble the com-
plete image. This is acceptable, if the monitor is
not too large and if there is not too much motion
in the image. Large displays and fast-moving
images reveal the limitations of this system.
Thanks to DVD's immense data capacity, images
are now stored intact (progressively), so that all
the lines in each frame (odd and even) are shown
at the same time. But because most TV's cannot
handle a progressive signal, all current DVD play-
ers generate an interlaced output for compatibili-
ty. Now, the Harman Kardon DVD is among the
select few DVD players with true progressive scan
video output (NTSC and PAL) for use with com-
patible TV's and CRT projectors and with all plas-
ma, LCD and DLP display devices via the compo-
nent video output. The result is 40% greater light
output than a conventional TV and a stunningly
detailed high definition image, along with an
almost complete absence of visible scanlines and
motion artifacts. Of course, traditional Y/Pr/Pb
component video, SCART, S-Video and composite
video outputs are included for use with conven-
tional televisions and projectors.
Multiple Angle: DVDs have the capability to
show up to four different views of the same
scene in a program. When a disc is encoded with
multiple-angle information, pressing the Angle
button will enable you to switch between these
different views. Note that at present, few discs
take advantage of this capability and, when they
do, the multiple-angle technology may only be
present for short periods of time within the disc.
Producers will usually insert some sort of icon or
graphic in the picture to alert you to the availabil-
ity of multiple viewing angles.
Reading: This is a message that you will see
after you´ve loaded the disc and the tray has
closed. It refers to the fact that the player must
first examine the contents of the disc to see if it is
a CD or DVD, and then extract the information
about the type of material on the disc, such as
languages, aspect ratios, subtitles, number of
titles and more. The slight delay while the con-
tents of the disc are read is normal.
Resume: The operation of the Stop Button on
the DVD works differently from what you are
used to on CD players. On a traditional CD player,
when you press the Stop button, the unit does
just that: it stops playback. On a CD player, when
you press the start button again, the disc starts
from the beginning. With the DVD, however, you
have two options when playing DVD discs.
Pressing Stop once will stop playback, but it actu-
ally puts the unit in the Resume mode. This
means that you can turn the machine off and,
when you press play the next time, the disc will
resume or continue from the point on the disc
where the Stop button was pressed. This is help-
ful if you are watching a movie and must inter-
rupt your viewing session but wish to pick up
where you left off. Pressing the Stop button twice
will stop the machine in a traditional manner
and, when the disc is played again, it will start
from the beginning.
In resume mode, the cover of the DVD will be 
displayed, if available. Otherwise, the 
Harman Kardon screen will appear.
High quality video
• Advanced sophisticated 10-bit MPEG-2 video
decoding circuits.
• Direct RGB output via SCART (selectable) for
optimum video performance. SCART connector
also configurable for Composite Video output.
• Pure PAL with NTSC disc due to true
NTSC/PAL conversion.
• Dual-layer compatibility for extended play
• Progressive Scan component video ouputs
(NTSC and PAL)
• Playback of JPEG image files
High quality digital audio
• By connecting a DTS (Digital Theater Systems)
or a Dolby Digital decoder, you can enjoy high
quality 5.1 digital surround sound from DTS or
Dolby Digital discs.
• With linear PCM audio at 16-24 bits and 
44-96 kHz (also on digital output, see table
page 15), audio quality exceeding that of CD
becomes possible.
• Optical and coaxial digital audio output.
Many convenient features
• On-Screen Menu lcons for disc information or
player information and access to many major
functions of this unit.
• Subtitles may be displayed in one of numerous
• The multi-angle function allows you to choose
the viewing angle of scenes which were shot
from a number of different angles (Limited to
DVD’s recorded with multiple camera angles.)
• Multiple options for dialog language and
soundtrack selection (limited to DVD’s record-
ed with multiple dialog languages or sound-
• Parental lock settings to prevent play of discs
unsuitable for some audiences [DVD only].
• Intuitive menu operating system.
• 4 step Zoom during play and pause.
• Backlit, ergonomically designed remote
• Future software upgrades accessible via
Internet. (See information below.)
* The number of languages recorded depends
on the software.
Compatible with CD 
as well as DVD
• The DVD will play any conventional Audio CD or
recordable (CD-R) or erasable CD (CD-RW)
bearing the logos shown here, MP3, WMA (v8)
or any VCD or DVD-Video with the region code
0 or 2.
Disc formats supported 
by this player
The unit can play the following disc formats 
(8 cm and 12 cm size):
• DVD-Video
• CD
• CD-R
NOTE: Due to differences in the format of 
certain discs, it is possible that some discs may
include a mix of features that are not compatible
with the DVD. Similarly, although the DVD is
capable of a wide range of features, not all discs
include every capability of the DVD system. For
example, although the DVD is compatible with
multi-angle discs, that feature is only possible
when the disc is specially encoded for multiple-
angle play. In addition, the DVD is capable of
playing back both Dolby Digital and DTS sound-
tracks, but the number and types of tracks avail-
able will vary from disc to disc. To make certain
that a specific feature or soundtrack option is
available, please check the options noted on the
disc jacket.
■ Playback capability for CD-R, CD-RW, WMA,
RW and DVD+RW discs may vary due to vari-
ations in the quality of the disc and the
recorder used to create the disc.
Upgradeability via Internet
The ”firmware” controlling the functionality of
the Harman Kardon DVD is fully upgradeable. In
the event of future improvements to its
operations and features, it will be possible to
download firmware upgrades from 
All you have to do is create a CD-R with the
data and insert it in the DVD for an automatic
Packing List
1 Harman Kardon DVD Player
1 Remote control
2 AA batteries
1 A/V cable for stereo analog audio and
composite video
1 S-Video cable
1 remote extension cable
1 owner's manual
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