KEF Audio KIT100 User Manual

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KIT100 USA

Part No. 290159USA

Issue 1:March 2004

important safety instructions

WARNING

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE

CAUTION

RISK OF

ELECTRIC

SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION:TO REDUCE THE RISK

OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT

REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).

NO USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

Explanation of Graphical Symbols

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 product’s enclosure that may be of a sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electrical shock to persons.

The exclamation mark 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.

CAUTION:

To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, insert fully.

Warning:

This electrical apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and care should be taken not to place objects containing liquids, such as vases, upon the apparatus.

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Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous The DVD player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

Class B emissions limits

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-CausingEquipment Regulations.

Batteries

Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any local regulations. Do not incinerate.

Please read this owner’s guide

CLASS 1

LASER PRODUCT

KLASSE 1

LASER PRODUKT

LUOKAN 1

LASER LAITE

KLASS 1

LASER APPARAT

Read these instructions and heed all warnings.

Do not use this apparatus near water.

Please take the time to follow this owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your system properly, advanced features. Save this owner’s guide for future reference.

Do not block the ventilation openings at the rear of the subwoofer.

• Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)

Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding - type plug.The wide blade or the third prong are If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

Protect the power cord and plugs from being walked on or pinched.

Only use attachments/accessories specified by KEF.

Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any power-supplycord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

Clean only with a damp cloth.

When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

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introduction

(ES) introducción

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We are confident that it will provide reliable, high performance sound for many years to come. Please read this manual fully the KIT100.

Gracias por adquirir el modelo KIT100. Un producto de calidad excepcional capaz de garantizar un sonido de alta calidad por muchos años. Por favor lea atentamente este manual antes de seguir adelante con las conexiones del KIT100.

contents

(ES) contenido del embalaje

KIT100 Speakers

KIT100 DVD

KIT100 PSW Subwoofer

Power

AM

FM

Composite video

tv audio

 

Subwoofer/head unit

Subwoofer/speakers

using the manual

del manual

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this manual to help you safely install your new DVD system. Please follow them carefully.

ES Se utilizan los iconos siguientes en este manual para ayudarle a instalar con seguridad sus nuevos altavoces.Sígalas cuidadosamente.

(GB) Correct

(GB) Wrong

(GB) Option

(GB) Caution/Warning

(ES) Correcto

(ES) Incorrecto

(ES) Opción

(ES) Precaución/Atención

(GB) Electrical Warning

(GB) Positive/RED

(GB) Negative/BLACK

(GB) Read

(ES) Advertencia eléctrica

(ES) Positivo / ROJO

(ES) Negativo / NEGRO

(ES) Lea

important points

(ES) puntos importantes

(GB) Follow this manual carefully for best results

(GB) SAFETY NOTICE!trailing cables are dangerous,secure all cables

(ES) Siga las instrucciones de este manual para

(ES) ¡ATENCION! los cables de conexión sueltos de los altavoces son peligrosos.Fíjelos

obtener los mejores resultados

 

 

(GB) Read and return warranty card

(GB) Avoid temperature extremes

(GB) Avoid damp

(ES) Lea y envíenos la tarjeta de garantía

(ES) Evite temperaturas extremas

(ES) Evite la humedad

(GB) Do not use spirit based cleaners

(GB) Clean with a damp lint free cloth

(GB) Avoid direct sunlight

(ES) No use limpiadores con base de alcohol

(ES) Limpie con un paño húmedo

(ES) Evite la luz directa

 

 

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quick start-upguide

(ES) guía rápida de procedimientos iniciales

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L

R

L

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

RIGHT

 

 

LEFT

 

 

POWER

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO HEAD UNIT

TO SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

OFF

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

POWER

ON

OFF

R L

TO HEAD UNIT

TO SPEAKERS

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open / close

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SOURCE

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positioning speakers

(ES) colocación de los altavoces

A B

750 mm

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positioning subwoofer

(ES) colocación del subwoofer

A

B

>150mm

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tv connection options

(ES) opciones de conexión a tv

composite

S video

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component

tv audio out

SOURCE

SOURCE

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vcr/satellite advanced connection options

(ES) opciones de conexión avanzadas a vcr/satélite

VCR

 

S-VIDEO

Line Out

R

L

Cable/Sat

Cable/Sat

 

Line Out

R

L

S-VIDEO

 

SOURCE

VCR

S-VIDEO

Line Out

R

L

Cable/Sat

Cable/Sat

S-VIDEO

Line Out

R

L

SOURCE

am aerial set-up

fm aerial set-up

(ES) configuración de la antena de am

(ES) configuración de la antena de fm

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English instructions

unpacking

Carefully unpack your system. Save all packing materials, which provide the safest way to transport your system as needed.

WARNING:

To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags out of the reach of children.

If any part of the system appears damaged, do not attempt to use it. Notify your authorised dealer immediately. Check to be sure your system includes the parts shown (page 1).

Note:

Please make a note of the serial numbers on the bottom of the DVD unit and the rear of the subwoofer. Copy those numbers onto your warranty card and in the space provided below.

For your records

Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the DVD unit and the rear of the Subwoofer module.

DVD unit serial number: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Subwoofer module serial number: ________________________________________________________________________________

Dealer name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Dealer phone: ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Purchase date: ______________________________________________________________________________________________

User defined DVD parental code: ________________________________________________________________________________

We suggest you keep your sales receipt and warranty card together with this owner’s guide.

video connection setup

Selecting the correct input on your TV

The KEF Instant Theatre on-screendisplays will only be present on your TV screen if the TV’s external input is properly set to the correct input which is connected to the DVD player.The video input selection is most commonly made on televisions by pressing the TV’s remote control button marked ‘TV/Video’,‘Input’,‘AV in’ or ‘Aux’.

Selecting Component and Progressive DVD output

When using the component video connection to your TV (whether progressive or not) you must connect the composite video connection as well to allow you to set the component option while the default DVD output is composite only. Once you have selected the component option in the DVDs video settings menu change the TVs input source to compontent and then select progressive if supported by your TV.

Video loop-through

The KEF Instant Theatre only plays composite video inputs on the composite vido output and only plays SVideo inputs on the SVideo output.You will therefore need a composite or an SVideo lead if you are using these as video sources.

Record and Multi-roomaudio outputs

Stereo mode must be selected in the Audio menu when using the left and right Record/Multi-roomoutput on the back of the subwoofer to turn the surround sound off.

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dvd system controls

 

<> VOLUME

POWER

Increases or decreases the

Turns your KEF Instant Theatre

system volume. Pressing

system on and off.When off

also unmutes the system if

the standby LED is lit

muted

PLAY/PAUSE

 

Starts the DVD or CD playing,

 

if a disc is in. If already playing

 

it will pause the disc;

 

press again to resume playing

STANDBY

SOURCE

Changes to the next source selection with each press

<> SKIP/PRESET

OPEN/CLOSE

Selects the next or

Opens and closes the

previous chapter on a DVD,

disc tray

track on a CD or MP3 disc,

 

picture on a JPEG disc or

 

radio station preset

 

display

Radio TUNED,

FM Stereo and frequency band

Surround sound encoding currently

 

being applied by the system:

 

DOLBY DIGITAL®

 

DOLBY PRO LOGIC II®

MUTE activated

DTS

When SLEEP is activated, the time until system turn off is displayed

Output acoustic mode over

Will display CD track number and its elapsed time when

Radio PRESET

ride indicator:

a disc is playing or the frequency of a radio station

number

STEREO / MOVIE

 

 

dvd rear panel

 

 

 

 

Video inputs

 

Digital

 

 

 

 

 

Audio inputs

Radio aerials

 

 

 

S-videoor

 

audio

 

 

 

 

from set-topbox,

AM and FM

 

 

 

composite

 

inputs

 

 

 

 

 

VCR and TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD region code

Connection to

Video output to TV

Digital

subwoofer

Component, S-video

Audio

 

or Composite

output

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remote control

OPEN/CLOSE

Opens and closes the disc tray

POWER

Turns the system on or off

DEVICE

Selects the device to be operated by the remote control. For example;TV,VCR, satellite set-topbox, cableset-topbox. Press DVD device key to control your

KIT100 DVD home theatre.

SET

Used to program in the correct IR product code to enable the remote control to operate different equipment.

BASS/ TREBLE

Displays the bass/treble control menu

MUTE

Mutes and unmutes the system volume

± VOLUME

Increases or decreases the system volume

± SUBWOOFER LEVEL

Increases or decreases the level of bass from the subwoofer

± SKIP/PRESET

Selects the next or previous chapter on a DVD, track on a CD or MP3 disc, picture on a JPEG disc or radio station preset

PLAY

Starts the DVD or CD playing

PAUSE

Pauses the disc. Press again to advance the disc one frame

STOP

Stops the disc playing. Press again to go back to the beginning of the disc

REV/TUNE DOWN

Rewind x2, x4, x8 or x20. Radio manually tune down

FAST/TUNE UP

Fast forward x2, x4,x8 or x20. Radio manually tune up

CHAPTER/SEEK DOWN

Selects the previous chapter, track, or picture. Radio auto tune down

CHAPTER/SEEK UP

Selects the next chapter, track, or picture. Radio auto tune up

ANGLE

Changes the DVD camera angle, if available, and rotates a JPEG picture

PROGRAMMING MODE LED

SAT

SET D E V I C E

SOURCE

SUBTITLES

Changes to the next available subtitle language on the DVD disc

SLEEP

Activates the automatic system turn off timer. Repeated pressing selects a sleep time between 10 and 120 minutes and timer off

NUMERIC KEYPAD

Enter the number of the desired DVD chapter, CD track, or radio station preset

SOURCE

Selects the source of the KIT100 DVD home theatre. Each press scrolls through the available functions. Disc (will play the inserted DVD, CD or MP3 disc), FM radio,AM radio,TV sound source,VCR sound and video source, CBL/SAT set-topbox sound and video source.

DVD MENU

Displays the top menu of the currently loaded DVD disc if present

SETTINGS - Accesses Settings Menu

Includes controls for Language,Video,Audio, and parental control functions

SELECT

After highlighting your desired menu choice using the navigation cursor keys, press the SELECT button to confirm your choice

NAVIGATION CURSOR KEYS

Use to move within any on-screenmenu

STATUS INFO

Displays information about the currently playing DVD or CD on your TV screen. Press once for simple elapsed and remaining time display, press again for complete status display. Pressing a third time will exit

EXIT

Exits without saving partially completed changes in settings menu. Displays the DVD disc title menu if present

SHUFFLE/REPEAT

Plays CD tracks, DVD chapters or JPEG pictures in a random order. Repeats the track, chapter, title or disc

STORE/ERASE PRESET

Stores or erases the current radio station

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system settings

Settings menu

Press the SETTINGS button when watching video from the KEF Instant Theatre to view the Settings menu, provided the TV’s external AUX input is properly set to view the KEF Instant Theatre’s video output.Within the Settings menu, select a category (Language,Video,Audio, or Ratings) with the left/right navigation cursor keys, and press SELECT to open that category’s menu.

Within all the menus, select a category with the up/down navigation cursor keys, and press SELECT to open that category’s options.Then choose an option with the up/down navigation cursor keys and press SELECT.To back out of the menus use the left and up navigation cursor keys.

Language menu

The Language menu provides for changing the language of all KEF Instant Theatre system menus, and for indicating preferences for the language of the DVD’s soundtrack and menus. (DVDs are published with a limited number of languages on any one disc; the disc will play in your selected language, if available, or else in the default language for that disc.) Within the Language menu, select a category (Main menu, DVD soundtrack, or DVD menu) with the up/down cursor keys, and press SELECT to open that category’s options.

Main Menu

Choosing a language from this list will cause all KEF Instant Theatre system menus (including this one) to be displayed in that language.

DVD Soundtrack

DVD discs are often published with multiple alternate soundtracks for any one film on that disc.

Setting the DVD soundtrack language will use this sound track as default if it is present on the DVD.

It is usually possible to override this preference in the DVD disc’s own menu.

DVD Menu

This will set the default DVD discs menu language if available on that DVD.

Video Menu

TheVideo menu allows the KEF Instant Theatre to be optimised for use with different TVs and different countries’ broadcast standards.

TV Type

Choose the option that best describes the TV being used.

Std. TV 4:3

Choose ‘Std.TV 4:3’ for a TV with a screen ratio of 3/4 which will appear almost as tall as it is wide but is fairly small.When a DVD is published with both widescreen (letterbox) and pan-and-scanvideo formats, this setting will cause it to play inpan-and-scanmode, expanding that part of the picture containing the action to fill the entire screen.

Bigscreen 4:3

Choose ‘Bigscreen 4:3’ for a TV with a screen ratio 3/4 which will appear almost as tall as it is wide, and is fairly large.When a DVD is published with both widescreen (letterbox) and pan-and-scanvideo formats, this setting will cause it to play in widescreen mode, typically showing the entire widescreen film image across the centre of the screen, leaving the very top and bottom of the screen

blank (black).

Widescreen 16:9

Choose ‘Widescreen 16:9’ for use with a true widescreen TV (with the screen almost twice as wide as it is high).When a DVD includes the widescreen (letterbox) format, it will completely fill the screen. If a DVD is published with only the pan-and-scan(traditional TV) video format, this setting will cause it to be shown in the centre of the wide TV screen, with black filling in the empty space left and right of the picture.

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TV Standard

Television programs are broadcast, and videos or DVDs are published, in different formats in different countries. Choose the format that best matches the local video/broadcast environment.

NTSC

Choose this if all programming is per the NTSC standard. (Default for KEF Instant Theatre systems sold in the USA.)

PAL

Choose this if all programming is per the PAL standard. (This is the broadcast standard across much of Europe and is the default for KEF Instant Theatre systems sold in the UK and Europe.)

Auto

Choose this if using a multi-standardTV and for programming that is a mixture of NTSC and PAL, as in countries where DVDs might not all be published in the same format.

DVD Output

DVD Output determines which video output, in addition to Composite (RCA), will carry video signals from the KEF Instant Theatre to your TV. (You will see a prompt message when selecting a new DVD output, highlight and SELECT “YES” to confirm any changes to this setting.This is to prevent you setting an output video format which is not displayable on your TV).

Composite/S

Choose this setting if the KEF Instant Theatre will be connected to only the Composite (RCA) input or the S-Videoinput of the TV.

Component

Choose this setting if the KEF Instant Theatre will be connected to the Component (RGB) input of the TV. In this case, connect the Composite input as well, so that you can view non-DVDsources and to allow you to set the component and progressive options whilst the default DVD output is composite only.When watching a DVD, switch the input of the TV to “Component” or “RGB.” (The KEF Instant Theatre’s Component andS-videooutputs cannot both be active at the same time.) Component gives the best video quality for plasma, projector, or other component compatible televisions or monitors.

Progressive

Select “On” if using the Component output for DVD programs with a TV that supports ‘progressive scan’. Otherwise, select “off”. Progressive scan gives improved picture quality on a compatible monitor or television but must be used in conjunction with component DVD Output. It will output PAL or NTSC progressive output as defined by the source material.

Audio Menu

The Audio menu allows for calibration of the KEF Instant Theatre for use in unusually shaped or furnished rooms, and for turning off the surround sound, if this should be desired.To adjust bass/treble or the level of bass from the subwoofer, use the dedicated buttons on the remote control.

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Surround Sound

Normally, the default of “All purpose” is suitable for all users, but you may choose another setting for surround sound as follows:

Off (Stereo)

Choose this setting to turn surround sound off. Stereo mode must be selected if you are using the ‘Record/multi room output’ on the rear of the subwoofer to record or drive a separate pair

of speakers.

Matrix

Use this setting to hear some degree of surround sound from mono sources.

Movie

Use this setting to experience Dolby Pro Logic II Movie decoded audio which produces different surround effects for films and video games. Leave MOVIE switched off if you are listening to MUSIC.

All purpose

As the name suggests, this setting will optimise your system depending on what program material is present with the exception of monophonic recordings. If the source contains Dolby DigitalTM or DTSTM signals then these will always play by default. Other sources will be played in a configuration of Prologic II chosen by KEF Audio for optimum reproduction of an analogue source material.

Dynamic Range Control

Dynamic Range Control will compress the sound for better listening at night when you do not wish to disturb others in the house.

Off

The KEF Instant Theatre’s default is to have DRC turned off.This will not apply any compression to Dolby Digital audio content.

On

This will increase the volume of quiet sounds such as speech at the same time as decreasing the volume of loud special effects such as explosions.

Auto

This will automatically turn on DRC at volume levels below 25 on your KEF Instant Theatre.

Calibration Menu

The standard settings will already be correct for a normal room.The calibration menu allows you to test that the speakers are all connected and allows you to adjust individual speaker levels if required for your individual room.Note: The calibration option will only appear if you are in‘disc mode’ when you

press SETTINGS.

Sitting in a central seat of the listening/viewing area,go to disc mode,highlight and SELECT“Calibration” to start the acoustic calibration process.Noise will emanate from one channel,then the next,and the next, right around the listening/viewing area.Use the up/down navigation cursor keys to adjust the volume of any channel that doesn’t appear to match the others.When all channels sound equally loud,press STOP or EXIT on the remote to exit the menu.It is recommended that a Sound Pressure Level meter is used to measure the sound levels accurately.(Although it is possible to adjust the subwoofer level during this process,

KEF recommends only confirming that the subwoofer is working,but not attempting to match its level to that of the other speakers.It is best to make fine adjustments to the subwoofer level using the remote control keys during normal listening.)

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Ratings Menu

DVD discs can be published with audience rating information or with multiple versions of the video appropriate for different audiences.The ratings menu is designed to allow parents to limit what sort of DVD programs can be watched by other family members without the parents’ private password. (Unfortunately,as of the publication date of this manual,many DVDs are published without rating information and will play regardless of the parental control setting.)

Password

If the lock icon to the right is open,enter any 4-digitsecurity code with the numeric buttons of the remote and press SELECT.This will engage the parental controls feature and lock out others from this menu.

If the lock to the right is closed,the“Ratings” cannot be changed without first re-enteringthe previously set4-digitcode and pressing SELECT.(During playback of a disc with a higher rating,you will be prompted for your password,enter the same four digits,then press SELECT.)

Write your code here for future reference:______________________________________________

Ratings

Highlight the current rating and make changes with the left/right cursor keys.Then press the up cursor once,enter a password,and press SELECT to lock out further changes.Press the up cursor again or press SETTINGS or EXIT to leave the“Ratings” menu.

Rating level

Name

Description

MPAA rating

European rating

1

Child Safe

Particularly suitable for children

 

 

2

Universal

General audiences

G

U

3

PG

Parental guidance

PG

PG

4

PG>12

Parents strongly cautioned

PG-13

 

5

PG>15

May be suitable for mature teenagers

 

PG-15

6

Accompanied

Restricted <17s to be accompanied

R

 

7

18+

No-one17 and under

NC-17

 

8

Adult

Suitable for adults

 

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Radio Menu

To play the radio:

Press source button repeatedly until theAM or FM radio band indicator is selected the radio and switch from one frequency band to the other.Use the PRESET button or the navigation cursor keys to select the desired preset radio station.

To tune the radio:

PressTUNE on the remote control to manually search or press SEEK to automatically tune the radio.

To store a preset:

The currently tuned radio station will be saved to the next available preset when you press STORE/ERASE PRESET twice. Alternatively to save the radio station to a specific preset,between 1 and 40,navigate to a free preset and then press STORE/ERASE PRESET twice.Highlight the“l<<” and“>>l” symbols and press SELECT to go to the previous or next page of ten preset numbers.

To erase a preset:

The currently highlighted preset radio station will be removed if you press STORE/ERASE PRESET twice.

Status Menu

Pressing STATUS INFO once will display elapsed and remaining time information of the currently playing DVD or CD on yourTV’s screen.Press again for complete status display.Pressing a third time

will exit.

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Shuffle/Repeat Menu

Accessed by pressing the SHUFFLE/REPEAT key on the remote control.Use the navigation cursor keys to highlight the setting you wish to change,then press SELECT to change the setting.Once satisfied with the settings,highlight“OK” and press SELECT once more to save the changes.(Highlight and SELECT“Cancel,” or press SHUFFLE/REPEAT,to discard any changes and exit the SHUFFLE/REPEAT screen.)All shuffle/repeat settings revert to“Off” whenever a disc is ejected.

Shuffle

Shuffle modifies the order in which the chapters or tracks of a disc will be played.Choose“Shuffle” to play them in random order,or“Program” to create a custom ordered list of chapters/tracks.

Choose“on” to play the tracks of a CD or the chapters of a DVD title in random order.(A DVD‘title’ is a single feature,of which there may be several on a disc;the main film,in addition to any number of

bonus features.)

Program (CD only)

When“Program” is set and“OK” SELECTED,a screen appears listing all possible play positions. (Highlight the“1”,then enter the track number that should play first;highlight the“2”,etc.)

Play Program

Highlight and SELECT“Play Program” to exit programming mode and play the programmed selections. (To exit this screen without programming any selections,simply press“SHUFFLE/REPEAT” twice.)

Clear Program

Highlight and SELECT“ClearAll” to empty the list of programmed selections and start over.

Repeat

If repeat is off the current loaded CD or DVD will play to the end of the disc and stop (this is the default behaviour).As with shuffle,select“OK” to confirm all changes and exit the shuffle/repeat menu or select “Cancel” to discard changes and exit the shuffle/repeat menu.

Choose“Track” to repeat the currently playing CD track (song) indefinitely. Choose“Disc” to repeat the currently playing CD or DVD disc indefinitely. Choose“Chapter” to repeat the currently playing DVD chapter indefinitely.

Choose“Title” to repeat the currently playing DVD title indefinitely.(A DVD“title” is a single feature, of which there may be several on a disc;the main film,in addition to any number of bonus features.)

MP3 and JPEG Playback Menu

This allows you to create viewing programs by highlighting each number to the left of each desired file, and pressing SELECT to highlight the filename in blue.Once all the desired songs or pictures (you cannot include both in the same program) are highlighted blue,press PLAY to play the resulting list of songs or view the resulting slideshow.(Once the slideshow,is complete,or the selected music begins to play,you will see a screen entitled“Brow Prog” showing the list of files programmed to play.)

When listening to MP3 files or viewing JPEG pictures, the SKIP buttons jumps to the next/previous file of the same type, either MP3 or picture, but not between the two.To play the other type of file, press STOP, then highlight and SELECT or PLAY the desired file. Please note that MP3s will only play in stereo irrespective of the surround sound mode selected in the audio menu.

File numbers

Highlight the number to the left of the desired file,and SELECT it or press PLAY to play or view that file. Numbers are from“1” through to the total number of MP3 and JPEG files on the disc,displayed in groups of ten.Highlight and SELECT the“|<<” and“>>|” symbols to go to the previous or next page of ten file names.

Browse Disc

Highlight and SELECT this item to change to“Create Program” mode,which facilitates playback of only chosen MP3 audio files or JPEG picture files from the current disc.

Crea Prog

Short for“Create Program”,highlight and SELECT this item to exit programming mode and return to “Browse Disc” mode.

Brow Prog

Highlight and SELECT“Browse Program” to change back to“Browse Disc” mode.

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Dolby Surround

1. Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital is the multi-channeldigital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital consists of up to “5.1” channels – front left, front right, centre, surround left, surround right and an additional channel exclusively reserved for additional deep bass sound effects. (The Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel containing bass frequencies of up to 120Hz). Unlike the analogue Dolby Pro Logic format, Dolby Digital’s channels can all contain full range sound information, from the lowest bass, up to the highest frequencies (22kHz).The signals within each channel are distinct from the others, allowing pinpoint sound imaging, and Dolby Digital offers tremendous dynamic range from the most powerful sound effects to the quietest, softest sounds, free from noise and distortion.

2. Dolby Pro Logic II

Dolby Pro Logic II is a new multi-channelplayback format developed by Dolby Laboratories using feedback logic steering technology and offering improvements over conventional Dolby Pro Logic circuits. Dolby Pro Logic II can be used to decode not only sources recorded in Dolby Surround but also regular stereo sources into five channels (front left, front right, centre, surround left and surround right) to achieve surround sound.Whereas with conventional Dolby Pro Logic the surround channel playback frequency band was limited, Dolby Pro Logic II offers a wider band range (20Hz to 20kHz or greater). In addition the surround channels were monoaural (the surround left and right channels were the same) with previous Dolby Pro Logic, but with Dolby Pro Logic II they are played as stereo signals.

3. Dolby Surround

These are sources in which three or more channels of surround have been recorded as two channels using Dolby Surround encoding technology. Dolby Surround is used for the sound tracks of movies recorded on DVDs, LDs and video cassettes to be played onVCRs, as well as for the stereo broadcast signals of FM radio,TV, satellite broadcasts and cable TV. Decoding these signals with Dolby Pro Logic makes it possible to achieve multi-channelsurround playback.The signals can also be played on ordinary stereo equipment, in which case they provide normal stereo sound.There are two types of DVD Dolby SURROUND recording signals. 1)2-channelPCM stereo signals 2)2-channelDolby Digital signals. The KEF Instant Theatre is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.“Dolby”,“Pro Logic” and thedouble-Dsymbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

DTS Digital Surround

Digital Theatre Surround (also called simply DTS) is a multi-channeldigital signal format developed by Digital Theatre Systems. DTS offers the same “5.1” playback channels as Dolby Digital (front left, front right and centre, surround left and surround right) as well as the stereo2-channelmode.The signals for the different channels are fully independent, eliminating the risk of deterioration of sound quality due to interference between signals and crosstalk etc. DTS features a relatively higher bit rate as compared to Dolby Digital (1234 kbps for CDs and LDs, 1536 kbps for DVDs) so it operates with a relatively low compression rate. Because of this the amount of data is great, and when DTS playback is used in movie theatres, a separate CDROM synchronised with the film is played.With LDs and DVDs, there is of course no need for an extra disc;

the pictures and sound can be recorded simultaneously on the same disc, so the discs can be handled in the same way as discs with other formats.There are also music CDs recorded in DTS.These CDs include 5.1-channelsurround signals (compared to two channels on current CDs).They do not include picture data, but they offer surround playback on CD players that are equipped with digital outputs (PCM type digital output required). External DTS CD bitstreams coming in on the optical SPDIF audio CBL input of the KEF Instant Theatre will not be decoded by the KEF Instant Theatre system. DTS surround playback offers the same intricate, grand sounds as a movie theatre, right in your own listening room.“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered trademarks of Digital Theatre Systems Inc.

Macrovision

The KEF Instant Theatre incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorised by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorised by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

progressive scan output at 525p and 625p

Consumers should note that not all high definition television sets are fully compatible with this product and may cause artefacts to be displayed in the picture. In case of 525 or 625 progressive scan picture problems, it is recommended that you switch the connection to the ‘standard definition’ output by setting the DVD output to progressive “off”. If there are questions regarding the TV set compatibility with this 525p and 625p DVD player, please contact our customer service centre.

dvd region codes

The KEF Instant Theatre is shipped with a specific DVD region code as marked on the rear panel of the DVD player.This will be region “1” for America, region “2” for Europe and region “3” for Asia.The system will only play DVDs which match this region code.

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navigation helpguide

SOURCE

DVD MENU

Displays the title menu of the currently loaded DVD disc. (The DVD player must be selected first, by pressing Source key on the remote to select the KEF Instant Theatres disc mode.) Each disc menu will be different but typically allows you to play the disc, choosing different sound and picture formats, and going directly to any point in the film or video. Press DVD MENU again or press EXIT to leave the menu and resume playing.

EXIT

Exits the KEF Instant Theatre’s settings menu or the DVD disc menu, and returns to the video/audio program. Exits without saving partially completed changes. Exit will also bring up the currently playing DVD’s title menu if one is present on the disc.This can sometimes be different to the DVD’s top menu obtained by pressing the DVD menu button.

Navigation cursor keys

Use to move within any on-screenmenu; both menus provided on DVD discs, as well as the SETTINGS, BASS/TREBLE, SHUFFLE/REPEAT,AM/FM control, andMP3/Photo-browsingmenus of your KEF Instant Theatre. Pressing one of the (up/down/left/right) cursor keys will move the highlight to the next item in the direction of the arrow.

In the KEF Instant Theatre settings menu, you can back out of the submenus by using either the up or left cursor keys, as appropriate. (“On-screen”means on your TV’s screen, provided the TV’s external input (Aux in) is properly set to view the KEF Instant Theatre DVD output.)

SELECT

After highlighting your desired menu choice using the navigation cursor keys, press the SELECT button to confirm your choice. SELECT can change to the next choice in a list of options, as is the case in the KEF Instant Theatre’s shuffle/repeat menu. (When browsing computer CDs containing MP3 and/or JPEG files SELECT will play the currently highlighted file.)

BASS/ TREBLE

Displays the bass/treble control menu on the front panel display and on your TV. Use the up/down cursor keys to switch between bass and treble, and the left/right cursor keys to adjust each control. Press BASS/TREBLE again or wait 5 seconds to exit the menu.

SETTINGS

Pressing the SETTINGS button when watching any source except your TV will bring up the Settings menu, which includes controls for Language,Video, Audio, and Ratings (parental control) functions. Use of this menu is entirely optional, as the out-of-thebox default settings will work fine for most customers. Press SETTINGS again, or press EXIT at any time, to exit the settings menu. (Please note that the Settings menu is not available during playback of JPEG pictures.)

STATUS INFO

In disc mode this will display information about the currently playing DVD or CD on your TV screen. Press once for simple elapsed and remaining time display, press again for complete status display. Pressing a third time will exit.

taking care of your system

Cleaning your DVD system

• Use only a soft, dry cloth to clean the outside surfaces of the DVD system

• Do not use any sprays near the system. Do not use any solvents, chemicals, or cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives

• Do not allow any liquids to spill into any openings

Cleaning the speakers

• Clean the surface of your speakers with a soft, damp cloth.You can use an ammonia-freewindow cleaner on a soft cloth to maintain the finish

• Do not use any sprays near the speakers. Do not use any solvents, chemicals, or cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives

Do not allow liquids to spill into any openings

The speaker grilles require no special care, although you may vacuum them carefully, if necessary

Cleaning discs

To minimise exposure to dust and dirt, return discs to their cases after use. Store each disc in its case, away from direct sunlight, high temperatures, and humidity

Handle discs by their edges to prevent fingerprints and scratches

To remove stains or fingerprints from the surface of a disc, use a soft and dry lint-free,cloth.Wipe in straight movements from the centre of the disc to the outside

Do not use a circular motion to clean. Do not use any chemical products; they can damage the disc

Do not write on or attach labels to the surface of a disc

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