Frequently Asked Question

Technical Guides to Pioneer DVD Player

  • Q: Can my DVD player play VCD disc?
    A: Most, but not all Pioneer DVD players will play VCD disc.
  • Q: When playing a DVD movie the picture is in Black & White
    A: Check on the colour system of the TV, (ie., auto, NTSC, PAL, SECAM). Recommend set to Auto.
  • Q: There is a noticeable difference in DVD and CD volume
    A: DVDs and CDs use different recording methods. This is not a malfunction.
  • Q: There is a howling or high-pitched sound from the speakers when using the karaoke function.
    A: The mic is too close or pointing towards the speakers. Try to keep the mic pointed away from the speakers and turn down the volume on the mic.
  • Q: Remote control operation is not possible
    A: The remote control is too far from the player, or the angle with the remote sensor is too wide. Be sure to operate the remote from a location within its operating range; The batteries are exhausted. Replace the exhausted batteries with all new batteries
  • Q: There is no picture when I play the DVD.
    A: Check that cord connections are correct and that plugs are firmly connected. Be sure that your TV, receiver, or amplifier are set up to view DVD playback.
  • Q: Is my DVD player compatible with DVD-R or DVD-RW disc?
    A: All current Pioneer DVD players are compatible with Video mode DVD-R and DVD-RW disc once they have been finalized.
  • Q: What is the difference between DVD-Audio and DVD-Video?
    A: DVD-Video is primarily a visual medium that offers better picture quality compared with VHS tapes and VCD. Some DVD-Video also offer stereo and compressed multi-channel surround sound utilising Dolby Digital or DTS encoding for better sound quality.
    DVD-Audio offers sound quality that is superior compared to that in DVD-Video or CDs.
  • Q: Am I allowed to change the audio type?
    A: It is possible to select stereo audio, or either right or left channel mono depending on the requirements of the source. Press the audio button on the remote control repeatedly to select the desired audio track/mode.
  • Q: How do I maintain my DVD Player?
    A: Discs spin at high speed inside the player. If you can see that a disc is cracked, chipped, warped, or otherwise damaged, do not risk using it in your player, you could end up damaging your unit.
    Do not use in a dusty or damp environment or in a room where it will be exposed to excessive cigarette smoke.
  • Q: Can I use lens cleaners for my DVD player?
    A: Although lens cleaners for DVD players are commercially available, we do not recommend using them since some may damage the lens.