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Settings options

The settings menu allows you to quickly adjust menu options to increase your enjoyment while watching video or listening to music on your system. For example, you may only want to hear the front two speakers instead of all five. Or you may want to change the resolution of the video output to an HDTV.

To view the settings menu:

Use the remote control to select the source that you want to adjust. (Example DVD, CBL∙SAT)

on the remote, press settings to display the onscreen menu. to change menu settings, select one of the options listed, and then press enter

Below explains the features, default settings, optional settings and effects of each menu item.

2-3-5 speakers: selects the number of speakers to listen to your audio.

  • to listen to all 5 speakers with the center channel optimized for dialogue, select "5 video."
  • to listen to all 5 speakers optimized to play musical sources, select "5 audio."
  • to watch movies without hearing the rear channels, select "3."
  • to hear music played in stereo on the front left and right speakers only, select "2."

default setting: 5 video (options: 2, 3, 5 audio)

surround: increases or decreases rear speaker volume.

 

default setting: 0 (options: -10 to +6)

center channel: increases or decreases front center speaker volume.

 

default setting: 0 (options: -8 to +8)

audio delay: corrects for delays that can be introduced by video processing within an external device such as your tv. video processing delays cause the video and audio to lose their synchronization. this condition is most noticeable with spoken portions of program material. if you notice that people on the tv finish sentences before they finish moving their lips, use the audio delay menu item to correct this condition. not available on fm∙am.

 

default setting: 2 (options: 0 to 8)

movie eq: corrects for sonic differences between a full-size movie theater and your home theater when a dolby digital movie soundtrack is playing. you should leave this set to "on" unless your home theater room is unusually large. not available on fm∙am (in the system menu, audio processing must be set to user adjustable.)

 

default setting: on (option: off)

range compression: reduces the difference between the quietest and loudest sounds on a movie soundtrack. some movie soundtracks present a significant difference in volume between the quietest and loudest sounds. the difference between a soft voice and a sudden loud explosion can be quite startling. late at night, or at other quiet times, those kinds of effects could be undesirable. range compression moderates those effects. not available on fm∙am. (in the system menu, audio processing must be set to user adjustable.)

 

default setting: on (option: off)

mono decoding: when only one (mono) channel of audio is input, mono decoding engages videostage® decoding to produce sound from the selected (2, 3 or 5) speakers. not available on fm∙am. (in the system menu, audio processing must be set to user adjustable.)

 

default setting: on (option: off)

audio 1 + 1: allows you to decode and play bilingual audio (if available) from a single video cd, or a single-channel hdtv broadcast. video cd or digital broadcast audio content is sometimes presented as two channels, each channel having a unique mono soundtrack (1 + 1). the audio 1 + 1 setting allows you to select mono channel 1, mono channel 2 or both mono channels at the same time. not available on fm∙am.

 

default setting: 1 (option: 2, both)

sd progressive scan: converts standard definition (480/576i) input signals to enhanced definition (480/576p) output signals. the enhanced definition picture is sharper and clearer than the standard definition picture. not available on fm∙am (your lifestyle® system must be connected to a tv through the component video connectors.)

 

default setting: on (option: off)

video resolution: allows you to change the video resolution output using your lifestyle® system. normally, the lifestyle® system outputs video to your hdtv at the highest possible resolution. hdtv-only feature. (your lifestyle® system must be connected to an hdtv through the hdmi® connector.)

 

default setting: 1080p (options: 1080i, 720p, 480/576p)

image view: specifies how certain display formats output from your lifestyle® system appear on the hdtv screen. when the tv control parameter in the system menu is set to aux, vcr, dvd or cbl∙sat, the image view icon appears in the settings menu for the tv. when tv control is set to tv, the image view icon does not appear under the tv settings menu. hdtv-only feature. (your lifestyle® system must be connected to an hdtv through the hdmi connector.)

 

default setting: normal (options: zoom, stretch, gray bars)

output mode: fm only feature. allows you to choose between stereo or monaural (mono) sound through one of three selections:

  • auto: the fm tuner will automatically output stereo if available. otherwise, it will output mono sound.
  • mono: the fm tuner will always output mono sound.
  • stereo: the fm tuner will always output stereo if available. otherwise, it will output mono sound. when you change the tuner frequency, the setting resets to auto.

default setting: auto (options: mono - stereo)

rds info: when the rds is on, the information is displayed for the current radio station. fm only, not available in the us

 

default setting: off (options: on)

sleep timer: turns off your lifestyle® system and all components under its control after the set time expires. timer can be set from 10 to 90 minutes in 10-minute increments. to set the timer, select a time increment. the countdown begins after 3 seconds. to cancel the timer, select off.

 

default setting: off (options: 10 to 90)

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