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DVD 27 (serv.man2)
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User Manual / Operation Manual

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DVD 27 Digital Versatile Disc Player
Features, Packing List
Front Panel Controls
Front Panel Information Display
Remote Control
Rear Panel Connections
Setup and Connections
to a Stereo TV and Stereo or Pro Logic
to a Dolby Digital/DTS Amplifier/Receiver
to a TV or monitor with SCART or
Component Connectors
Remote Control
Digital Audio Connections
Playback Basics
Basic Play
Playback Features
About DivX Movie Files
System Set-up
System Settings
Audio Settings
Video Settings
Test Screen
Test Screen
TV Picture Adjustment
Player Menu
Using the Player Information Menu
22  CD Playback
24  MP3, Windows Media and JPEG Playback
26  Troubleshooting Guide
DVD Language Codes
Table of Contents
NOTE: This player is designed and manu-
factured for compatibility with Region
Management Information that is encoded on
most DVD discs. This player is designed only for
playback of discs with Region Code 2, or for
discs that do not contain Region Code infor-
mation. If there is any other Region Code on a
disc, that disc will not play on the DVD.
Declaration of Conformity
We, Harman Consumer Group International
2, Route de Tours
72500 Château-du-Loir,
declare in own responsibility, that the product described in
this owner’s manual is in compliance with technical
EN 55013:2001
EN 55020:2002
EN 61000-3-2:2000
EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001 
EN 60065:2002
Jurjen Amsterdam
Harman Consumer Group International
Thank you for choosing the 
Harman 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 Video
and CD audio discs, the DVD 27 is also
compatible with MP3, CD-R and CD-RW as well
as DivX
and 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 optimum playback of NTSC and PAL DVD
with compatible high-definition display devices,
DVD is equipped with progressive component
video outputs.
In addition, Harman Kardon’s audio heritage
continues into the digital video era with
audiophile-grade 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
soundtracks. When play-
ing audio CDs, the playback quality is state-of-
the-art, matching that of the finest players avail-
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.
DVD players are among the fastest growing
consumer electronics products ever brought to
market, but this may, nevertheless, be the first
DVD player you’ve owned. Although many of the
features 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
flexibility 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.
If you have additional questions about this 
product or its installation or operation that are
not answered in this manual, please contact your
dealer, as he is your best source of local infor-
■ 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 Output DACs for the
Finest Audio reproduction
■ Easy-to-Use On-Screen Navigation
■ Playback of MP3 and Windows
Audio Discs and JPEG image files
■ Parental Lock Controls Prevent
Unauthorized Viewing of Restricted
■ Playback of DivX compressed video files
■ Extensive Programming Capability for
Audio and Video Discs
■ Multiple Options for Language,
Soundtrack and Subtitle Selection
■ Multiple-Angle Capabilities With
Specially Encoded DVD Discs
■ Backlit, Ergonomically Designed 
Remote Control
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
Aspect Ratio: This is a description of the width
of a video image in relation to its height.
A conventional 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 theater. 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 format, depending on the features
recorded on a disc.
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
chapters and titles. Chapters are the sub-sections
programmed 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 tradition-
al 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 eliminate many picture imperfections such as
the moiré patterns often seen on checkered
patterned 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
complete 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-mov-
ing 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
players generate an interlaced output for
compatibility. Now, the Harman Kardon DVD is
among the select few DVD players with true
progressive scan video output (NTSC and PAL) for
use with compatible TV's and CRT projectors and
with all plasma, LCD and DLP display devices via
the component 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 conventional televisions and
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
availability 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
contents 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 actually 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
helpful if you are watching a movie and must
interrupt 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.
DivX is the name of a revolutionary new video
codec which is based on the MPEG-4 compres-
sion standard for video. This DVD player will play-
back discs created with DivX software. The DVD
player’s playback functionalities of DivX video
discs will vary depending on the DivX software
version used for creating your movies. For more
information about the different software versions
of DivX, please go to
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