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DVD-V8000

Industrial DVD Player

RS-232C

C O M M A N D R E F E R E N C E M A N U A L

Manual Version 1.00

Jun 9, 2006

Pioneer Corporation

Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc.

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is accurate. Pioneer is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.

Information in this document is subject to change without notice.

Copyright (c) 2006 Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

Document No. DVDV8000RS001-0100a

Printed in the United States of America.

Mention of third-party products is for informational purposes only and contributes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Pioneer assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products.

No investigation has been made of common-law trademark rights in any word. Words that are known to have current registrations are shown with an initial capital. Many, if not all, hardware and/or software products referenced in this manual are identified by their trade names. Most, if not all, of these designations are claimed a legally protected trademarks by the companies that make the product. It is not Pioneer's intent to use any of these names generically and cautions the reader to investigate any claimed trademark before using it for any purpose other than to refer to the product to which the trademark is attached.

Pioneer makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, about the contents of this manual, the merchantability of the product or the product's fitness for any particular purpose.

Every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual. Although we tried to thoroughly check that all instructions and information in this manual are accurate and correct, Pioneer can not be and is not responsible, in whole or in part, for any damage or loss to your data and/or equipment that results from your use of this document or from any information contained herein including, but not limited to, any errors, omissions or typos that may have resulted in an incorrect operation or installation.

FCC INFORMATION

The equipment described in this manual has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. These specifications are designed to provide reasonable protection against radio and television reception interference in a residential installation. There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

To determine if your player is causing interference, turn the device OFF. If the player is causing the interference, try one or more of the following corrective measures:

verify the cables and connectors between components are shielded.

increase separation between the player and components.

connect the changer into an outlet or circuit different from that which the components are connected.

consult dealer or experienced radio/television technician for help.

The Federal Communications Commission offers a handbook that may help you with eliminating interference. The handbook is titled Interference Handbook (stock number 004-000-00493-1) and may be ordered from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

Warning: Any changes or modifications to this product that are not authorized by Pioneer could void the FCC Certification and negate the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

DOC CLASS B COMPLIANCE

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

SAFETY CAUTION

Care should always be taken when working with electronic devices. To protect you and your DVD-V5000 player from damage or harm, it is important that you first read and then carefully follow the instructions in this documentation. Take particular care to heed all warnings and cautions marked on the unit and outlined in this document and the accompanying DVD-V5000 Industrial Player Operating Instructions. IGNORING ANY OR ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS MAY CAUSE INJURY TO THE PERSON(S) OPERATING THE EQUIPMENT, DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT OR BOTH.

Table of Contents

1.

INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................

1

2.

INTERFACE.........................................................................................................................

2

 

2.1

Interface Connector ...................................................................................................

2

 

2.2

Serial Interface Pin Specification ...............................................................................

2

 

2.3

Computer Control Functions......................................................................................

3

 

 

2.3.1 Serial Control (see Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6) ..................................................

3

 

 

2.3.2 Extend Terminal Control (see Chapter 9).....................................................

3

 

 

2.3.3 External Power Control.................................................................................

3

3. SERIAL CONTROL .............................................................................................................

5

3.1

Serial Interface Specifications....................................................................................

5

 

3.1.1

Signal Interface.............................................................................................

5

 

3.1.2

Data Type .....................................................................................................

5

 

3.1.3 Data Transfer Speed (Baud Rate)................................................................

5

3.2

Communication with a Computer...............................................................................

5

3.3

Command and Status ................................................................................................

6

3.4

Error Messages .........................................................................................................

8

3.5

Initial Setting ..............................................................................................................

8

4. COMMAND STRUCTURE...................................................................................................

9

4.1

Command Mnemonic...............................................................................................

11

4.2

Argument .................................................................................................................

11

4.3

Command String......................................................................................................

11

4.4

Status Returns .........................................................................................................

12

4.5

Error Message .........................................................................................................

12

4.6

Request Status Return ............................................................................................

12

4.7

Timing ......................................................................................................................

13

4.8

Start Timing Under Synchronized Playback (with several players) .........................

14

5. COMMAND DESCRIPTIONS ............................................................................................

15

5.1

Open ........................................................................................................................

15

5.2

Close........................................................................................................................

15

5.3

Reject.......................................................................................................................

15

5.3.1

Reject.......................................................................................................................

16

5.4

Start .........................................................................................................................

16

5.5

Play..........................................................................................................................

17

5.6

Pause.......................................................................................................................

18

5.7

Still (DVD, VCD) ......................................................................................................

18

5.8

Step Forward (DVD, VCD).......................................................................................

19

5.9

Step Reverse (DVD) ................................................................................................

19

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Introduction

5.10

Scan Forward ..........................................................................................................

20

5.11

Scan Reverse ..........................................................................................................

20

5.12

Scan Stop ................................................................................................................

20

5.13

Multi-Speed Forward (DVD, VCD)...........................................................................

20

5.14

Multi-Speed Reverse (DVD) ....................................................................................

20

5.15

Speed (DVD, VCD)..................................................................................................

21

5.16

Search .....................................................................................................................

22

5.17

Search & Play ..........................................................................................................

23

5.18

Stop Marker .............................................................................................................

24

5.19

Lead-Out Symbol.....................................................................................................

26

5.20

Clear ........................................................................................................................

26

5.21

Frame (DVD)............................................................................................................

27

5.22

Block Number (CD)..................................................................................................

27

5.23

Time (excludes discs without Time Codes) .............................................................

28

5.24

Chapter (DVD) .........................................................................................................

28

5.25

Title (DVD) ...............................................................................................................

28

5.26

Index (CD) ...............................................................................................................

29

5.27

TRACK (CD, VCD)...................................................................................................

29

5.28

Select Subtitle (DVD)...............................................................................................

29

5.29

Select Audio (DVD)..................................................................................................

30

5.30

Select Aspect (DVD)................................................................................................

30

5.31

Select Angle (DVD)..................................................................................................

30

5.32

Select Parental-Level (DVD)....................................................................................

31

5.33

Audio Control (DVD, CD, VCD) ...............................................................................

31

5.34

Video Control ...........................................................................................................

32

5.35

Display Control ........................................................................................................

33

5.36

Key Lock ..................................................................................................................

34

5.37

Stack Group Set (DVD)............................................................................................

35

5.38

Command Stack Play (DVD) ...................................................................................

35

5.39

Stack Data Upload...................................................................................................

36

5.40

Stack Data Download ..............................................................................................

39

5.41

Weekly Timer Data Upload......................................................................................

40

5.42

Weekly Timer Data Download .................................................................................

47

5.43

Output Select ...........................................................................................................

48

5.44

DVD VR Play Mode DVD VR ............................................................................

48

5.45

Repeat Mode ..........................................................................................................

49

5.46

General Purpose Parameter....................................................................................

49

5.47

Chapter Skip ............................................................................................................

51

6. CURRENT PLAYER CONDITION REQUEST Descriptions............................................

52

6.1

P-Block Number Request ........................................................................................

52

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Introduction

6.2

Title/Track Number Request....................................................................................

52

6.3

Chapter Number Request (DVD).............................................................................

53

6.4

Time Code Request.................................................................................................

53

6.5

Block Number Request (CD) ...................................................................................

53

6.6

Frame Number Request (DVD) ...............................................................................

54

6.7

Index Number Request (CD) ...................................................................................

54

6.8

Total Frame Request (DVD) ....................................................................................

55

6.9

TOC Information Request........................................................................................

55

6.10

Disc Region Code Request (DVD)...........................................................................

56

6.11

DVD Disc Status Request........................................................................................

56

6.12

CD Disc Status Request ..........................................................................................

57

6.13

Register A Set..........................................................................................................

58

6.14

Register D Set .........................................................................................................

60

6.15

Print Character.........................................................................................................

60

6.16

Clear Screen............................................................................................................

61

6.17

Real Time Clock Set ................................................................................................

61

6.18

Advanced Setup ......................................................................................................

62

6.19

Communication Control Set.....................................................................................

64

6.20

Player Active Mode Request....................................................................................

64

6.21

Player Model Name Request...................................................................................

65

6.22

Real Time Clock Request ........................................................................................

65

6.23

Advanced Setup Request ........................................................................................

66

6.24

Player Region Code Request ..................................................................................

66

6.25

CCR Mode Request.................................................................................................

67

6.26

Input Number Request.............................................................................................

67

6.27

Error Code Request.................................................................................................

67

6.28

Input Unit Request ...................................................................................................

67

6.29

Register A Request..................................................................................................

68

6.30

Register D Request .................................................................................................

69

6.31

Menu Call (DVD)......................................................................................................

69

6.32

Numeric Button (DVD) .............................................................................................

70

6.33

Button Select (DVD) ................................................................................................

70

6.34

Enter Button (DVD)..................................................................................................

71

6.35

Get Information (DVD) .............................................................................................

72

6.36

Memory Data Upload...............................................................................................

74

6.37

Return Firmware Version.........................................................................................

75

7. OPERATING MODES........................................................................................................

76

7.1

Open ........................................................................................................................

76

7.2

Park .........................................................................................................................

76

7.3

Setup .......................................................................................................................

76

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Introduction

 

7.4

Random Access.......................................................................................................

76

 

7.5

Reject.......................................................................................................................

 

77

8.

DVD-V8000 INTERNAL REGISTERS ...............................................................................

78

 

8.1

Current Time/Frame ................................................................................................

78

 

8.2

P-TIME.....................................................................................................................

 

78

 

8.3

Current Title/Track (Current Chapter)......................................................................

78

 

8.4

Current Index ...........................................................................................................

78

 

8.5

Serial Digit Buffer.....................................................................................................

78

 

8.6

Remote Control Use Address Flag ..........................................................................

78

 

8.7

Remote Control Digit Buffer.....................................................................................

78

 

8.8

Remote Control Data Register.................................................................................

79

 

8.9

Serial Use Address Flag ..........................................................................................

79

 

8.10

Search Time/Frame .................................................................................................

79

 

8.11

Search Title/Track (Search Chapter) .......................................................................

79

 

8.12

Search Index............................................................................................................

79

 

8.13

Mark Time/Frame ....................................................................................................

79

 

8.14

Mark Title/Track (Mark Chapter)..............................................................................

79

 

8.15

Mark Index ...............................................................................................................

80

 

8.16

Video Control ...........................................................................................................

80

 

8.17

Audio Control ...........................................................................................................

80

 

8.18

Display Control ........................................................................................................

80

 

8.19

Registers..................................................................................................................

80

9.

EXTEND TERMINAL CONTROL ......................................................................................

82

 

9.1

Function Assignment ...............................................................................................

83

 

9.2

Function User Setting ..............................................................................................

85

 

9.3

Controller .................................................................................................................

89

 

 

9.3.1

Simple Circuit .............................................................................................

89

 

 

9.2.2

Diode Matrix Circuit ....................................................................................

90

10.

ADDITIONAL NOTES........................................................................................................

91

Appendix A - Complete Command List by Name ..................................................................

92

Appendix B - Complete Command List by Mnemonic...........................................................

94

Appendix C - DVD Command List ...........................................................................................

96

Appendix D - CD Command List..............................................................................................

98

Appendix E - VCD Command List .........................................................................................

100

Appendix F - Error Codes ......................................................................................................

102

Appendix G - SPECIFICATIONS OF RS-232 TRANSCEIVER...............................................

103

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Introduction

1.INTRODUCTION

This document defines the RS-232C command protocol for the Pioneer DVD-V8000 Industrial DVD Player.

The DVD-V8000 is capable of playing DVD, CD and VCD discs. The device has three control methods, front panel, remote control or computer interface through the RS-232C serial port.

This manual addresses the various commands and precautions required when using the Pioneer DVD-V8000 player with a computer. Please refer to the DVD-V8000 Operating Instructions for details on operating the unit via the front panel and/or remote control.

Chapter Number

Description

Chapter 2

describes the Interface Connector Specifications and the

computer control features of the DVD-V8000

 

Chapter 3

discusses Baud Rate Settings, Interface Operation, Control

Protocol, and Internal Operation via computer

 

Chapter 4

explains the Player Command Structure in detail

Chapter 5

reviews each command in detail

Chapter 6

defines Address and Player Condition requests

Chapter 7

relates to the various operating modes

Chapter 8

discusses the internal registers

Chapter 9

details the extend terminal control functions

CAUTION: The material in this manual is subject to change without notice.

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2.INTERFACE

2.1Interface Connector

A computer may be connected to the DVD-V8000 using a 15-pin D-Sub connector (e.g., a JAE DALC-J15SAF connector with suitable plug such as the JAE DA-15PF-N) to the RS-232C serial port or to the parallel port.

This unit is also equipped with 9pin connector for serial control.

In advanced setup user can choose which port to be used for serial control depends on the cable availability.

Either 9pin cross cable or conventional 15pin cable(same cable to be used with DVD-V7400) are available.

The factory default setup is 15pin.

The pins are identified below:

2.2Serial Interface Pin Specification

15-pin D-Sub connector

Pin #

Terminal

Input/Output

Function

1

GND

--

ground

2

TxD

Output

send data

3

RxD

Input

receive data

4

DTR

Output

data terminal ready

5

POWER

Input

external power control

6

SW1

Input

 

7

SW2

Input

 

8

SW3

Input

 

9

SW4

Input

 

10

SW5

Input

 

11

SW6

Input

 

12

SW7

Input

 

13

SW8

Input

 

14

DLTST

Input

used only for servicing the

unit – do not connect

 

 

 

15

STOP ST

Output

PLAY/STOP status

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Refer to the instruction manual about ‘STOP ST’.

9-pin D-Sub connector

Pin #

Terminal

Input/Output

Function

1

NC

 

 

2

RxD

Input

receive data

3

TxD

Output

send data

4

DTR

Output

data terminal ready

5

GND

--

ground

6

NC

 

 

7

RTS

Output

CTS is returned to RTS as

8

CTS

Input

it is.

9

NC

 

 

2.3Computer Control Functions

2.3.1Serial Control (see Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6)

The player and computer are based upon the RS-232C protocol and are connected through the TxD, RxD, DTR and GND terminals.

2.3.2Extend Terminal Control (see Chapter 9)

Control the player with the Extend Terminal Switches (SW#).

Even if the Key Lock is set (active), the extend terminal control is available.

2.3.3External Power Control

Control the player’s power with the Power Pin within the Interface Connector.

If the player detects a high signal throughput (100m/sec or more) during the Standby mode, the player powers ON. If the player detects the same signal during the Power ON mode, the player powers OFF and switches to the Standby mode.

The specifications for the Power pin are as follows:

Maximum Input Voltage

Less Than 12V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Level Signal

More Than 3.3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Level Signal

Less Than 0.5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standby mode

 

 

Power ON

 

more than

 

 

 

100 msec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Power ON mode

 

Power OFF

more than

 

 

100 msec

 

 

 

 

 

Check the Key Lock condition. If the Key Lock mode is active, the player ignores the control (refer to the Key Lock command description).

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3.SERIAL CONTROL

3.1Serial Interface Specifications

3.1.1Signal Interface

The signal interface is a standard RS-232C connection.

3.1.2Data Type

Data Length: 8 bit

Stop Bit: 1 bit

Parity bit: No Parity

3.1.3Data Transfer Speed (Baud Rate)

The data transfer speed may be set to either 4800, 9600 or 19200 baud through the Advanced Setup Menu screen or with the Advanced Feature Menu Set command (refer to the DVD-V8000 Operating Instructions for command description).

NOTE: The factory default is 4800 baud; however, the player memorizes the transfer speed each time the power is cycled.

3.2Communication with a Computer

The DVD-V8000 communicates to the computer through the RS-232C port using pins 2 and 3 for communication and Pin 1 for grounding in case of using 15-pin D-sub connector or Pin 5 for grounding in case of using 9-pin D-sub connector. Control or “handshaking” lines other than the TxD and RxD connections are not required. Please refer to the diagram below for clarification.

Computer

 

DVD-V8000

TxD

 

Pin 3 - RxD

 

 

 

 

RxD

 

Pin 2 - TxD

 

 

 

 

GND

 

Pin 1 - GND

 

 

 

 

In case of using 15-pin D-sub connector

Some computers require the CTS port to be set to HIGH during communication. It is best to connect the CTS and DSR port on the computer to the DTR port on the player. During normal operation the player’s DTR is set to HIGH thus the unit is able to receive a command at any time.

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3.3Command and Status

During normal operation, when a computer transmits commands to a DVDV8000, the player responds with the status message, ‘execution complete’.

Example

COMPUTER

 

DVD-V8000

(1)

“Search to Frame 1000”

(2)

Search Execution

 

 

 

(3)

Complete

(4)

“Play to Frame 2000”

 

(5)

Play Execution

 

 

 

(6)

Complete

NOTE: The length of a command string is limited to 32 characters. Please refer to COMMAND STRUCTURE for additional information.

When using a computer to control the DVD-V8000 player, follow the command protocols listed below:

ASCII characters are used for actual commands and status response

Command mnemonic is expressed as two (2) ASCII characters

Uppercase letters are recommended; however, usually there are no distinctions between the uppercase and lowercase letters

Some commands require an argument (e.g. Chapter number or speed)

Use a command as the terminator of an argument

The player executes a command as soon as the carriage return <CR> is received. The <CR> acts as the command line terminator.

Example

CH<CR>

:

Set Chapter for address mode

10SE<CR>

:

Search to Chapter 10

The player has a command buffer, which stores a command string of up to 32 characters in length.

Example

10SE 20PL<CR> : Search to Chapter 10 then play to 20

The command string enters the buffer with the first character and continues sequentially from left to right. When the <CR> is entered, the commands are executed sequentially beginning with the first command in the buffer. In the example above, the first command is 10SE.

NOTE: The player ignores codes in the command string such as <SPACE>

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or <LF> (line feed) which have no affect on the player.

NOTE: Some commands, sent after a specialty command which includes an AUTOSTOP setting, (PL, MF, MR, etc.), cause the player to execute the new command before the AUTOSTOP is enacted (see Chapter 5, Command Descriptions).

When all the commands in a string have finished executing, the player transmits or returns the "complete" message that is represented by the capital letter R.

The player returns an R after a command has been executed. This response is called the Automatic Status. The Automatic Status signals the computer program to send the next command. If this function is not used, the command processing Time must be taken into consideration before the next command is sent.

If an error occurs, the player returns an error message such as E04. The message indicates an error has occurred as well as the type of error. Error messages are in the form of EXX where XX represents a 2-digit error code.

In some cases, an incorrect command sends the player to Search within a non-recorded area and the player returns an error message. Use the Request Status function to determine the unit’s current status (actual player hardware failures are rare).

?P to determine the Active mode of the player

?X, ?M, ?H, ?S to determine the player information, model name, player region code, the setting of Advanced Setup Menu, etc.

?F, ?T, ?C, or ?R to determine the current Frame, Time, Chapter, Title/Track number, respectively.

?V, ?K, ?G, ?Y, or ?Q to determine the disc information, disc type, total Frame number, TOC information, etc.

The status functions are summarized below:

Status Reporting

Auto Status

Auto Completion

Error Indication Message

Request Status

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3.4Error Messages

If an error occurs during a command execution, the player returns an error code. The table below lists each code with a description of the error:

Code

Message

Description

E00

Communication error

Communication Line Error due to framing error

 

 

or buffer overflow

E04

Feature not available

Non-Usable Function has been tried – either

 

 

the command mnemonic is wrong or the

 

 

command can not be used in this mode

E06

Missing argument

Correct parameter is not specified

E11

Disc does not exist

There is no disc in the tray

E12

Search error

Search address is missing

E15

Picture stop

Playback has been stopped by VOBU Still while

 

 

in the Auto Play mode

E16

Interrupt by other device

The command(s) sent via the serial line were

 

 

not executed before commands were sent from

 

 

the front panel buttons and/or remote control

E99

Panic

Unrecoverable Error occurred – possible that a

 

 

disc cannot be loaded and/or playing does not

 

 

continue

3.5Initial Setting

The following table provides the default internal register and switch settings. Take care when setting the required parameters for an application program.

Register/Switch

Setting at Power ON

Video Switch

1

: ON

Audio Switch

3

: Audio 1

Display Switch

0

: OFF

Address mode

1

: Time

Speed Parameter

15

: 1/4 Speed

CCR

3

: Mode 3

Register A

3

: Title/Chapter and Frame

 

 

Display (DVD)

 

 

Track/Time Display (CD, VCD)

Register D

0

: CR

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Operating Modes

4.COMMAND STRUCTURE

The DVD-V8000 supports the commands listed below.

No. Page

COMMAND

 

 

SUPPORTING FORMATS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Mnemonic

DVD-

DVD-

CD

VCD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video

VR

 

 

5.1

P15

Open

 

OP

X

X

X

X

5.2

P15

Close

 

CO

X

X

X

X

5.3

P15

Reject

 

RJ

X

X

X

X

5.4

P16

Start

 

SA

X

X

X

X

5.5

P17

Play

(adrs)

PL

X

X

X

X

5.6

P18

Pause

 

PA

X

X

X

X

5.7

P18

Still

 

ST

X

X

 

X

5.8

P19

Step Forward

 

SF

X

X

 

X

5.9

P19

Step Reverse

 

SR

X

X

 

 

5.10

P20

Scan Forward

 

NF

X

X

X

X

5.11

P20

Scan Reverse

 

NR

X

X

X

X

5.12

P20

Scan Stop

 

NS

X

X

X

X

5.13

P20

Multi-Speed Forward

(adrs)

MF

X

X

 

X

5.14

P20

Multi-Speed Reverse

(adrs)

MR

X

X

 

 

5.15

P21

Speed

arg

SP

X

X

 

X

5.16

P22

Search

adrs

SE

X

X

X

X

5.17

P23

Search & Play

adrs

SL

X

X

X

X

5.18

P24

Stop Marker

adrs

SM

X

X

X

X

5.19

P26

Lead Out Symbol

 

LO

X

X

X

X

5.20

P26

Clear

 

CL

X

X

X

X

5.21

P27

Frame

 

FR

X

 

 

 

5.22

P27

Block Number

 

BK

 

 

X

 

5.23

P28

Time

 

TM

X

X

X

X

5.24

P28

Chapter

 

CH

X

X

 

 

5.25

P28

Title

 

TI

X

X

 

 

5.26

P29

Index

 

IX

 

 

X

 

5.27

P29

Track

 

TR

 

 

X

X

5.28

P29

Select Subtitle

arg

SU

X

 

 

 

5.29

P30

Select Audio

arg

AU

X

X

 

 

5.30

P30

Select Aspect

arg

AP

X

 

 

 

5.31

P30

Select Angle

arg

AG

X

 

 

 

5.32

P31

Select Parental-Level

arg

PT

X

 

 

 

5.33

P31

Audio Control

arg

AD

X

X

X

X

5.34

P32

Video Control

arg

VD

X

X

X

X

5.35

P33

Display Control

arg

DS

X

X

X

X

5.36

P34

Keylock

arg

KL

X

X

X

X

5.37

P35

Stack Group Set

arg

GP

X

X

 

 

5.38

P35

Command Stack Play

arg

BS

X

X

 

 

5.39

P36

Command Stack Data Upload

 

BU

X

X

X

X

5.40

P39

Command Stack Data Download

 

BD

X

X

X

X

5.41

P40

Weekly Timer Data Upload

 

WU

X

X

X

X

5.42

P47

Weekly Timer Data Download

 

WD

X

X

X

X

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5.43

P48

Output Select

arg

OS

X

X

X

X

5.44

P48

DVD VR Play Mode

arg

VP

X

X

 

 

5.45

P49

Repeat Mode

arg

RM

X

 

X

X

5.46

P49

General Purpose Parameter

arg >A,>B,,,>Z

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

arg _A,_B,,,_Z

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

arg <A,<B,,,<Z

X

X

X

X

5.47

P51

Chapter Skip

arg

SK

X

X

X

X

6.1

P52

P-Block Number Request

 

?A

X

X

X

X

6.2

P52

Title/Track Number Request

 

?R

X

X

X

X

6.3

P53

Chapter Number Request

 

?C

X

X

 

 

6.4

P53

Time Code Request

 

?T

X

X

X

X

6.5

P53

Block Number Request

 

?B

 

 

X

 

6.6

P54

Frame Number Request

 

?F

X

 

 

 

6.7

P54

Index Number Request

 

?I

 

 

X

 

6.8

P55

Total Frame Request

 

?Y

X

X

 

 

6.9

P55

TOC Information Request

 

?Q

X

X

X

X

6.10

P56

Disc Region Code Request

 

?G

X

 

 

 

6.11

P56

DVD Disc Status Request

 

?V

X

X

 

 

6.12

P57

CD Disc Status Request

 

?K

 

 

X

X

6.13

P58

Register A Set (Display)

arg

RA

X

X

X

X

6.14

P60

Register D Set (TxD Term)

arg

RD

X

X

X

X

6.15

P60

Print Character

arg

PR

X

X

X

X

6.16

P61

Clear Screen

 

CS

X

X

X

X

6.17

P61

Real Time Clock Set

 

WW

X

X

X

X

6.18

P62

Advanced Setup

arg

MS

X

X

X

X

6.19

P64

Communication Control Set

arg

CM

X

X

X

X

6.20

P64

Player Active Mode Request

 

?P

X

X

X

X

6.21

P65

Player Model Name Request

 

?X

X

X

X

X

6.22

P65

Real Time Clock Request

 

?W

X

X

X

X

6.23

P66

Advanced Setup Request

 

?S

X

X

X

X

6.24

P66

Player Region Code Request

 

?H

X

X

X

X

6.25

P67

CCR Mode Request

 

?M

X

X

X

X

6.26

P67

Input Number Request

 

?N

X

X

X

X

6.27

P67

Error Code Request

 

?E

X

X

X

X

6.28

P67

Input Unit Request

 

#I

X

X

X

X

6.29

P68

Register A Request

 

$A

X

X

X

X

6.30

P69

Register D Request

 

$D

X

X

X

X

6.31

P69

Menu Call

arg

MC

X

 

 

 

6.32

P70

Numeric Button

arg

NB

X

 

 

 

6.33

P70

Button Select

arg

CU

X

 

 

 

6.34

P71

ENTER Button

(arg)

ET

X

 

 

 

6.35

P72

Get Information

arg

GI

X

 

 

 

6.36

P74

Memory Data Upload

 

MU

X

X

X

X

6.37

P75

Firmware Version Request

 

?Z

X

X

X

X

NOTE: arg (argument) or adrs (address) prefaces a command with an argument or address parameter. If the arg or adrs is in parentheses ( ), the parameter is optional.

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4.1Command Mnemonic

Each command is expressed as two (2) ASCII characters. There is no distinction between uppercase and lowercase letters except when the Character strings are in a PR command.

4.2Argument

An Argument, expressed in either ASCII characters or ten digits, consists of either an address or an integer. A Control Register uses an integer value to set a specified value or condition.

If a command requires an argument, it is always placed before the command.

Example :

 

N1N2N3

Minimum 000

~ Maximum 300

(except MS command)

Minimum 000

~ Maximum 2047

(Only MS command)

NOTE: If a command requires an argument but one is not supplied, the player returns an error message.

An Address can be a Title, a Chapter, a Track, a Frame Number, or a Time Code depending upon how the address flag is set. The Address must not exceed ten characters and/or digits.

Address Type

Media Type

Format

Range (Min-Max)

Title Number

DVD

N1N2

1 ~ 99

Chapter Number

DVD

N1N2

1 ~ 99

Frame Number

DVD

N1N2N3N4N5N6

1 ~ 999999

Time Code

DVD

N1N2N3N4N5a

0 ~ 599:59

CD/VCD

N1N2N3N4b

0 ~ 99:59

 

Track Number

CD/VCD

N1N2

1 ~ 99

Block Number

CD

N1N2N3N4N5N6c

0 ~ 995974

4.3Command String

A command string consists of multiple commands on one line. The maximum length of a command string is 32 characters. All command strings are terminated by the Carriage Return <CR> code (0DH hex).

Example : FR2000SE 2300PL<CR>

NOTE: Assign the following commands individually.

aN1N2N3 minutes N4N5 seconds.

bN1N2 minutes N3N4 seconds.

cN1N2 minutes N3N4 seconds N5N6 Block.

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Print Character [PR]

Stack Data Upload [BU]

Stack Data Download [BD]

Memory Data Upload [MU]

Once the <CR> termination command is added to the string, the command string is executes from left to right in sequential order.

If an error occurs during the execution of a String, the remainder of the string following that command is ignored.

If a new command string is input before the current string executes completely, the current string is aborted and the remaining commands are cleared.

To cancel an executing string, send the termination command <CR> alone.

If a new command without [?*], [#*] or [$*] is input while playing the current command stack, the remaining commands are cleared.

The DVD-V8000 does not accept other commands during the execution of a Search command, returning an E04 error message. After issuing a Search command, wait until the Return (R) status appears before issuing another command. An exception to this rule is the Mark Frame Play command (i.e. FR1200PL), when it is unnecessary to wait for the R status before sending additional commands.

4.4Status Returns

The completion message used in the Automatic Status is R.

Example: R<CR>

4.5Error Message

An error message consists of an E followed by a two-character error code.

Example: EN1N2<CR>

The error message occurs when the given command cannot be processed.

4.6Request Status Return

In response to a single request command, the status returns as a line of letters terminated by <CR>.

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If multiple commands are sent within the same String, the player returns a separate status value upon completion of each command. A status value is a character string with a <CR> termination code.

Example: ?C?F<CR> 02<CR> 10260<CR>

When the command is at the end of the command string, the R within the completion message is omitted.

Example:

ST?F<CR>

 

23005<CR> (completion omitted)

Example:

?FST<CR>

 

23005<CR>R<CR> (not omitted)

4.7Timing

A player needs a brief period after receiving a command before returning a Status Value or “R <CR>”. It is defined as follows:

T1 represents the time between the termination of the command string <CR> received and the beginning of the command execution. It is approximately 35ms maximum.

T2 represents the time for executing the command, depending upon the command type and the player’s condition. In case of a status request command such as “?F”, T2 requires less than 1ms.

T3 represents the time that is needed for transferring data (TxD) per byte. It requires a maximum of 6ms per byte. In case of the return data for “?F” request, a player is supposed to be back 8 bytes data, that is composed of 7 digit Frame number and “<CR>”. In this case the transfer time of each byte is not exactly the same with 6ms, it takes usually around 10ms for transferring 8 bytes data total, and it is supposed to take less than 20ms.

Example:

RxD

 

P

 

L

 

<CR>

 

T1 T2

Execution

TxD

R <CR>

T3

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4.8Start Timing Under Synchronized Playback (with several players)

To synchronize each playback to External Reference Sync Signal among several players, issue the PL command after all players have finished the Search. The next chart indicates the when to issue the PL command.

 

 

 

SE<CR>

 

 

PL<CR>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

> 300 msec

When the player executes a Search (SE command) and it returns a completion message, there is a brief period when the player ignores a PL command. Issue a PL command at least 300ms after the command completion.

After issuing a PL command, there may be a brief period before synchronized playback starts. If all players receive a PL command after a Search but before the PLAY command is issued (see following example), then playback is synchronized after a pause of approximately four fields which is less than one Frame in length.

When the player receives a PL command during the Unspecified Area (see below), the playback might start at the timing A field, or it might start at the timing B. Thus, this playback location is called an Unspecified Area.

Only the PL command under external synchronization, is executed during the V sync timing.

Example:

2ndfield

B

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ext.Sync.

1stfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

field condition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unspecified

Waits PLAY

4fields

Playback

area, 7msec

command

 

 

start

The video output under external synchronization delays for one field to the black burst signal input to EXT SYNC IN terminal. In the above figure, the field of black burst at the playback start timing is second field, but the field of the video output from DVD-V8000 is first field.

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5.COMMAND DESCRIPTIONS

5.1 Open

Function

:

Door Opens (Tray Ejects)

Format

:

OP

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in the Park mode, the tray ejects and the player enters the Open mode. After the tray is ejected, the player returns a completed status message.

If the player is in any mode other than Open or Park, the disc stops, the player enters Open mode and the door opens.

If the player is already in Open mode, an error message is returned.

Execution:

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

OP<CR>

R<CR>

Park mode to Open mode

5.2 Close

Function

:

Door closes (Tray closes)

Format

:

CO

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player door is open, the door closes then the player enters the Park mode. After the door closes, the player returns the completed status message.

If the player is in any mode other than Open or if the player door is already closed, an error message is returned.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

CO<CR>

R<CR>

Open mode to Park mode

5.3

Reject

 

 

Function

: Disc rotation stops

 

Format

: RJ

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in Random Access mode or Setup mode, the player enters Reject mode and the disc stops

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Operating Modes

rotating. Once the disc completely stops, the player enters Park mode and returns the completed status message.

If the command is sent while the player is in Park mode, the player enters the Open mode and the tray extends.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

RJ<CR>

R<CR>

Random Access mode to Park

 

 

 

mode

NOTE: Sending a second Eject command causes the player to open the tray.

5.3.1 Reject

Function

:

Disc rotation stops

Format

:

99RJ

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in Random Access mode or Setup mode, the player enters Reject mode and the disc stops rotating. Once the disc completely stops, the player enters Park mode and returns the completed status message.

If the command is sent while the player is in Park mode, the player returns the completed status message immediately without entering Open mode.

5.4

Start

 

 

Function

: Disc rotation starts

 

Format

: SA

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in Open, Park or Reject mode, the player immediately enters Setup mode and the disc begins spinning up. The player is ready for playback when the device reaches the beginning of the program (DVD, CD or VCD disc pauses or stills at the first Track). The player returns the completed status when the disc pauses or stills.

If the player receives the command while playing a menu, the player returns an error message. However, if the disc program does not allow new commands once playback begins, the player ignores the command.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

SA<CR>

R<CR>

Park mode to Pause mode

 

SA<CR>

E11<CR>

Open mode to Park mode

 

 

 

Error – No disc in tray

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5.5 Play

Function

:

Pictures and sound are reproduced (Option - Auto Stop)

Format

:

(Address)PL

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in Open mode, a DVD disc plays according to the menu selection or from the first Title if a menu is absent. If the command is sent while the player is in Park, or Reject mode, a DVD disc plays from the first Title. A CD/VCD disc plays from the first Track. The player returns the completed status message after playback begins.

If the player is in Random Access mode when the Play command is sent, the player enters Play mode and returns the completed status message. The Play is the only mode in which audio plays back simultaneously with video.

If an address is specified, an Auto Stop occurs on the selected sequence. The specified address is written as a Mark Frame or Mark Time and is compared with the current address. If the current address matches the specified address, the player enters Still mode and returns the completed status message.

If the Frame count difference is less than 24 Frames between the present Frame and the specified Frame, the player returns an E06 error message and the marker is not set.

The Auto Stop command is canceled if another command is sent before the player reaches the specified address. When this occurs, the player enters normal Play mode (the Stop Marker command is similar in function to Auto Stop).

If a VOBU Still is detected before the player reaches the specified address, the player enters Still mode and returns an error message. However, if the disc program does not allow a stop, the player ignores the command and it returns an error message.

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Operating Modes

 

The available address modes are listed below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address Mode

DVD Video

DVD VR

 

CD

 

VCD

 

 

 

FR (Frame)

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM (Time)

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

CH (Chapter)

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TI (Title)

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BK(Block)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

IX(Index)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

TR (Track)

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

PL<CR>

R<CR>

 

 

Park mode to Play mode

 

TM0325PL<CR>

plays to 3 minutes 25

Pause mode to Play

 

 

 

seconds

 

 

mode

 

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

 

 

Play mode to Still mode

Special case : When address mode is chapter and the address is followed by - (hyphen) during playing DVD Video, player makes special behavior.

For example, when the command CH5-PL is executed, the player enters still mode 2 or 3 frames before entering chapter 5.

5.6 Pause

Function

:

Playback ceases temporarily

Format

:

PA

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in Random Access mode, the pause occurs at the current disc location. The player returns the completed status message immediately.

In Pause mode, Still and Video Squelch are ACTIVE. However, if the disc program does not allow a pause, the player ignores the command and returns an error message (E04).

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

PA<CR>

R<CR>

Play mode to Pause mode

 

PL<CR>

R<CR>

Return to Play mode

5.7Still (DVD, VCD)

Function

:

Playback is stopped on a selected visual

Format

:

ST

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Operating Modes

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in Random Access mode, playback stops at the current disc position and the player enters Still mode. The player returns the completed status message immediately. However, if the disc program does not allow a pause, the player ignores the command and returns an error message (E04).

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

ST<CR>

R<CR>

Play mode to Still mode

 

PL<CR>

R<CR>

Return to Play mode

5.8Step Forward (DVD, VCD)

5.9Step Reverse (DVD)

Function

: Playback is moved forward or in reverse by one Frame

Format

: SF

(Step Forward)

 

SR

(Step Reverse)

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in Random Access mode, the picture moves one Frame forward or one Frame in reverse. After the move is accomplished, the player enters Still mode and returns the completed status message.

If the disc program does not allow a pause, the player ignores the command and returns an error message (E04).

NOTE: A Video CD disc does not support the Step Reverse command

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Still mode

 

SF<CR>

 

Moves 1 Frame

 

 

 

forward

 

 

R<CR>

Still mode

 

 

 

Still mode

 

SRSRSR<CR>

 

Moves 3 Frames

 

 

 

backwards

 

 

R<CR>

Still mode

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Operating Modes

5.10Scan Forward

5.11Scan Reverse

5.12Scan Stop

Function

: Playback moves quickly forward or in reverse

Format

: NF

(Quick Forward scanning of the disc)

 

NR

(Quick Reverse scanning of the disc)

 

NS

(Stop Quick Forward/Reverse scanning and return to

normal playback)

Explanation : If the command is sent while the player is in Random Access mode, the screen proceeds forward (NF) or in reverse (NR) quickly. When scanning is finished, the player resumes the Random Access mode and returns the completed status message.

If the SCAN command is sent while the player is in Fast Forward or Reverse Playback, the player enters Scan mode.

Once the NS command is sent, the player resets to the normal Playback mode and returns the completed status message.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

NF<CR> or NR<CR>

R<CR>

Play mode to Scan mode

 

NS<CR>

R<CR>

Return to Play mode

5.13Multi-Speed Forward (DVD, VCD)

5.14Multi-Speed Reverse (DVD)

Function

: Playback occurs at the speed specified in the Speed Register

 

(Option - Auto Stop)

 

Format

: (Address)MF

(Multi-Speed Forward)

 

 

(Address)MR

(Multi-Speed Reverse)

(Address > 0)

Explanation : If the player is in Random Access mode when the command is executed, the player enters Multi-Speed mode and returns the completed status message immediately.

While in Multi-Speed mode, pictures are reproduced at the speed specified by the Speed Register. No audio tracks are played during Multi-Speed playback.

NOTE: These speeds are approximate values only.

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Operating Modes

If an address is specified, an Auto Stop occurs on the selected sequence. The specified address is written as a Mark Frame or Mark Time and is compared with the current address. If the current address matches the specified address, the player enters Pause or Still mode and returns the completed status message. This command functions in a similar manner as the Stop Marker command.

If another command is issued before the player reaches the specified Address, the Auto Stop command is canceled and the player enters normal Multi-Speed mode. However, if the disc program does not allow a pause, the player ignores the command.

NOTE: DVD offers only fixed speed reverse.

VCD offers 1/2 to 1/16 speed forward only. Sometimes, depending on its forward speed, VCD Multi-Speed Forward may finish several frames earlier than the target address because playback does not rely on Frame counts.

Sometimes an Auto Stop command within a Multi-Speed command misses the specific address. Depending upon when the command is sent, a playback address may be missed by a maximum of ten-Blocks.

The available address modes in each disc type are listed below:

 

 

Address Mode

DVD Video

DVD VR

CD

 

VCD

 

 

 

FR (Frame)

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM (Time)

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

CH (Chapter)

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

TI (Title)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TR (Track)

 

 

 

 

X

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

MF<CR>

R<CR>

 

Play to Multi-Speed mode

 

TM0325MF<CR>

 

 

Play to 3 min. 25 sec with

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-Speed mode

 

 

 

R<CR>

 

Still mode

 

 

5.15Speed (DVD, VCD)

Function

:

Specifies the speed for Multi-Speed playback

Format

:

Integer SP

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Operating Modes

Explanation : The command rewrites the contents of the Speed Register and returns the completed status message. The current mode of the player remains the same.

The speed parameter indicates the number of fields per second. The range is 0 through 90 with a default value of 15. The relationship between the integer, speed parameter and the actual speed of the player is as follows:

Integer

Speed Parameter

Speed

60

46~90

1/1

30

23~45

1/2

15

12~22

1/4

7

6~11

1/8

4

3~5

1/16

1

0~2

STEP1

NOTE: When ‘REV STEP/REV PLAY’ is set to ‘Resolution’ in ADV.SETUP, DVD only offers fixed reverse speeds which varies from about 1/8 to about 1/16 depending on the transfer rate.

NOTE: VCD only offers 1/2 to 1/16 forward speeds. Reverse speed is not available for VCD. Speeds are approximate values only.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

4SPMF<CR>

R<CR>

Play mode to 1/16 speed forward

 

30SP<CR>

R<CR>

Multi-Speed to ½ Multi-Speed

 

4SPMR<CR>

R<CR>

Slow speed reverse

5.16 Search

Function

:

Search to specified address

Format

:

Address SE

Explanation : The specified address is written into the Search Register in accordance with the current Search address mode.

When the Search command is sent to the player, the specified address is compared with the current address. The pick-up is moved so that the difference becomes 0.

Upon reaching the specified address, the player enters the Pause mode for a CD or the Still mode for other disc types. The player then returns the completed status message. If the player misses the specified address or can not find it, an error message (E06 or E12) is returned. However, if the disc program disallows a Time, Chapter or Title Search, the player ignores the

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command and an error message (E04) is returned. In addition, if the disc program blocks the Pause command, the player ignores the command.

The DVD-V8000 does not accept other commands during the execution of a Search command, returning an E04 error message. After issuing a Search command, wait until the Return (R) status appears before issuing another command. An exception to this rule is the Mark Frame Play command (i.e. FR1200PL), when it is unnecessary to wait for the R status before sending additional commands.

The available address modes are listed below:

 

 

Address Mode

DVD Video

 

DVD VR

 

CD

 

VCD

 

 

 

FR (Frame)

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM (Time)

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

CH (Chapter)

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TI (Title)

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BK(Block)

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

IX(Index)

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

TR (Track)

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

 

DVD player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play mode

 

 

 

FR4500SE<CR>

 

 

 

Search to Frame 4500

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

 

Still mode (DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play mode

 

 

 

CH5SE<CR>

 

 

 

Search to Chapter 5

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

 

Still mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play mode

 

 

 

TR2SE<CR>

 

 

 

Searches to Track 2

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

 

Still mode (VCD)

 

 

5.17Search & Play

Function

:

Searches to specified address and starts to play immediately

Format

:

Address SL

Explanation : The specified address is written into an appropriate register according to the Address. The player then compares the address with the current address. The pick-up moves so that the difference becomes 0.

The player plays a disc immediately after reaching the specific address. In case the player misses or fails to locate the address, it returns an error code (E06 or E12). If Frame is selected in Address Mode, the player ignores the command.

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The available address modes are listed below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address Mode

DVD Video

DVD VR

 

CD

VCD

 

 

FR (Frame)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM (Time)

X

X

 

X

X

 

 

CH (Chapter)

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

TI (Title)

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

BK(Block)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

IX(Index)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

TR (Track)

 

 

 

X

X

 

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

CH5SL<CR>

 

Play mode

 

 

R<CR>

Search Chapter 5 and Play

 

TR2SL<CR>

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

Search Track 2 and Play

5.18Stop Marker

Function

:

Stop Marker is set to the specified address

Format

:

Address SM

Explanation : The specified address is written into the Mark-Frame Register or Mark-Chapter Register in accordance with the address specification flag. The player returns the completed status message immediately.

The Stop Marker is cleared when the player reaches the marked address via a Play command, a Multi-Speed operation or other action. The player enters the Pause mode (CD) or the Still mode (other disc types) with no messages returned. However, if the disc program does not allow a pause, the player ignores the command.

If the Frame count difference is less than 24 Frames between the present Frame and the stop marker address, the player returns an E06 error message and the marker is not set.

A Time Code or Chapter Number request notes if the player reaches the marked address. The Clear and Reject commands remove the marker.

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The Stop Marker is the same in functionality as the Play (or Multi-Speed) Auto Stop commands. The primary difference is when the player return a status message. The Auto Stop command returns the completed status message when the player reaches the marked address. The Stop Marker command returns the message as soon as the Stop Marker is set.

The available address modes are listed below:

 

 

Address Mode

 

DVD Video

DVD VR

CD

 

VCD

 

 

 

FR (Frame)

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM (Time)

 

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

CH (Chapter)

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TI (Title)

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BK(Block)

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

IX(Index)

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

TR (Track)

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

TM0325SMPL<CR>

R<CR>

 

Pause mode to Play mode

 

MF<CR>

R<CR>

 

Multi-Speed mode

 

 

 

PL<CR>

R<CR>

 

Play mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plays to 3 minutes 25 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still mode

 

 

Special case : When address mode is chapter and the address is followed by - (hyphen) during playing DVD Video, player makes special behavior.

Refer to the page of PL command for detail.

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5.19Lead-Out Symbol

Function

:

Lead-Out is set for an address

Format

:

LO Command <CR>

Explanation : This symbol can be used in place of a Time Code or a Frame number as a target address for the Search or Auto Stop functions.

If the player has read the Table of Contents (TOC) from a disc, the Lead-Out Address or Frame Number can be translated into the lead-out Time.

The Lead-Out Search command on a CD or VCD disc stops the player at the end of a program area prior to the read-out area while the Lead-Out Search command on a DVD disc stops the player at the end of this Title.

NOTE: On a VCD disc, the Search address is set several seconds prior to the lead-out point because the Lead-Out command requires the player to read video data in advance.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

LOSE<CR>

R<CR>

Search to Still mode

 

?T<CR>

13642<CR>

Time code in program end area

 

LOPL<CR>

R<CR>

Continue playing to lead-out and

 

 

 

then return R<CR>

5.20 Clear

Function

:

Clears the digit buffer or mode

Format

:

CL

Explanation : The command clears the digit buffer content (input value) and returns the completed status message immediately.

The command releases the Auto Stop or the Stop Marker modes and returns the completed status message immediately. After the commands are released, the player begins normal playback. But the command does not release the Multi Speed command.

The Clear command releases the Repeat mode and erases the Command Stack selections.

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Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Play mode

 

 

FR22000CL2300SE<CR>

 

searches to Frame 2300

 

 

R<CR>

Still mode

 

TM500SMPL<CR>

R<CR>

Play with Stop Marker

 

CL<CR>

R<CR>

Stop Marker is released

 

 

 

and player begins

 

 

 

normal playback

5.21Frame (DVD)

Function

:

Address specification flag is set to Frame

Format

:

FR

Explanation : Address assignment proceeds Frame by Frame. All subsequent addresses are handled as a Frame number.

NOTE:The player returns E04 when playing Video Recording format DVD.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

FR123450SE<CR>

searches to Frame

Play to Search mode

 

 

123450

 

 

 

R<CR>

Still mode

5.22Block Number (CD)

Function

: Address specification flag is set to Block

 

Format

: BK

 

Explanation : Address assignment proceeds by Block.

All subsequent

addresses are handled as a Block number.

 

1 second consists of 75 Blocks.

The player is unable to Search to a Block Number on VCD disc.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

BK243020SE<CR>

searches to 24 min,

Play to Search mode

 

 

30 sec, 20 Blocks

 

 

 

R<CR>

Pause mode

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5.23Time (excludes discs without Time Codes)

Function

:

Address specification flag is set to Time

Format

:

TM

Explanation : Address assignment proceeds by Time Code. All subsequent addresses are handled as a Time Code.

(please refer to section 8.10 Serial Use Address Flag)

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

TM12345SE<CR>

Search to 123 min, 45 sec

Play to Search mode

 

 

R<CR>

Still mode

[maximum number for time is 5-digits in length (99959)]

5.24Chapter (DVD)

Function

: Address flag is set to Chapter

 

Format

: CH

 

Explanation : Address assignment proceeds by Chapter number.

All

subsequent addresses are handled as a Chapter number. If the Chapter number is not recorded on the disc, an error message is returned.

(please refer to section 8.10 Serial Use Address Flag)

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

CH23SE<CR>

Search to Chapter 23

Play to Search mode

 

 

R<CR>

Still mode

5.25Title (DVD)

Function

: Address flag is set to Title

 

Format

: TI

 

Explanation : Address assignment proceeds by Title.

All subsequent

addresses are handled as a Title number.

 

(please refer to section 8.10 Serial Use Address Flag) Execution :

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String

Status Return

DVD player

TI5SE<CR>

Search to Title 5

Play to Search mode

 

 

R<CR>

Still mode

5.26Index (CD)

Function

:

Address flag is set to Index

Format

:

IX

Explanation : Address assignment proceeds by Index. All subsequent

 

addresses are handled as an Index number.

 

 

(please refer to 8.10 Serial Use Address Flag)

 

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

IX1204SE<CR>

Search to Index 4, Track 12

Play to Search mode

 

 

R<CR>

Pause mode (CD)

5.27TRACK (CD, VCD)

Function

:

Address flag is set to Track

Format

:

TR

Explanation : Address assignment proceeds by Track. All subsequent addresses are handled as a Track number.

(please refer to section 8.10 Serial Use Address Flag)

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

TR15SE<CR>

Search to Track 15

Play to Search mode

 

 

R<CR>

Pause mode

5.28Select Subtitle (DVD)

Function

:

Set Subtitle

Format

:

Integer SU

Explanation : The command sets the Subtitle (caption). The player allows up to 32 subtitles for playback. If an unavailable number is selected, the player returns an E06 error message.

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Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Play mode

 

0SU<CR>

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

Subtitle off

5.29Select Audio (DVD)

Function

:

Select Audio

Format

:

Integer AU

Explanation : The command selects the audio channel (Audio Track). The player allows up to 8 audio channels for playback. If an unavailable number is selected, the player returns an E06 error message.

NOTE: If the setting is 0, the Audio Mute is ON.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Play mode

 

0AU<CR>

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

Audio Mute ON

5.30Select Aspect (DVD)

Format

:

Select Aspect Ratio

Function

:

Integer AP

Explanation : The command sets the Aspect Ratio for playback. The three ratios are Pan & Scan, Letter Box or Wide. If a disc does not offer video output options, the player returns an E04 error message.

Argument Aspect Ratio (Video output)

1Pan & Scan

2Letter Box

3Wide

5.31Select Angle (DVD)

Function

:

Select Angle

Format

:

Integer AG

Explanation : The command selects a viewing angle. The player allows up to 9 angles (1AG through 9AG) for playback. If an unavailable angle is selected, the player returns an error message (E04 or E06).

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Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Play mode

 

 

1AG<CR>

 

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

Angle is changed

5.32Select Parental-Level (DVD)

Function

:

Set Parental Level

Format

:

Integer PT

Explanation : The command sets the parental level. The player allows up to 8 levels for playback. If an unavailable level is selected, the player returns an error message.

Note: The player accepts this command only when playing a DVD disc.

5.33Audio Control (DVD, CD, VCD)

Function

:

Control Audio Output

Format

:

Integer AD

Explanation : The command allows changes to the audio output from the default value then returns the completed status message. The player resets to the default value when the tray opens or when the power cycles.

NOTE: The player automatically resets the audio control to 3 (Audio 1), when it is powered ON. And the player resets the audio control to 7 when CD or VCD is loaded.

The output channel assignment for each integer (argument) is listed below:

Argument

DVD

CD1

VCD

0

Off

Off

Off

 

1

Audio 2

---

---

 

2

Audio 3

---

---

 

3

Audio 1

---

---

 

4

Off

Off

Off

5

Audio 5

L

L

6

Audio 6

R

R

7

Audio 4

Stereo

Stereo

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When playing DVD VR with bilingual audio, the output channel assignment for each integer (argument) is listed below:

Argument

DVD VR with bilingual

0

Off

1

---

2

---

3

---

4

Off

5

Main

6

Sub

7

Main + Sub

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

5AD<CR>

R<CR>

audio output = Stereo becomes

 

 

 

audio output = Audio 5, L-ch

5.34Video Control

Function

:

Video switch is turned ON / OFF

Format

:

Integer VD

Explanation : The command switches the video output ON or OFF then returns the completed status message. The default is 1 (video ON).

The squelch switch adjusts the video output when the video control is ON (during playback). If the player is in Park or Pause mode, the video output is OFF and the color background is displayed.

When the Video Control is set to 0 (OFF), the video is squelched at all times.

 

 

Argument

Function

Video Switch

 

0

OFF

 

OFF

1

ON

 

ON

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return DVD player

 

0VD<CR>

R<CR>

 

Video Switch = ON

 

 

 

 

 

Video Switch = OFF

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5.35Display Control

Function

:

Character display is turned ON / OFF

Format

:

Integer DS

Explanation : The player rewrites the Display Control Register (argument) then returns the completed status message. The default register value is 0 (display switched OFF). Arguments can display User's Area Characters, Title Number, Time Code, Chapter Number and Audio Output information.

Display changes are restricted when Argument 1 is set through the serial connection. The remote control is blocked from changing the on-screen display.

NOTE: The displayed Frame number attempts to auto-correct to the actual Frame number, however, Frames continue to advance during playback.

 

Argument

Function

 

 

 

0

OFF

 

 

1

Displays user’s area that is set by Register A

2

When playing DVD:

 

 

 

 

 

Title, Number of total Title, play time

 

 

 

Remain time and total time based on each Title

 

 

 

Audio, Subtitle, Angle

 

 

 

When playing CD/VCD:

 

 

 

Track, Number of total Track, play time

 

 

 

Remain time and total time based on each Title

3

When playing DVD:

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter, Number of total Chapter, play time

 

 

 

Remain time and total time based on each Chapter

 

 

 

Transfer rate

 

 

 

 

 

When playing CD/VCD:

 

 

 

Play time, remain time and total time based on Disc

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

1DS<CR>

 

Display Switch = OFF to

 

 

 

R<CR>

Display Switch = ON

 

 

 

Display condition is set on

 

 

 

 

Register A

 

3DS<CR>

R<CR>

Display condition = 3

 

0DS<CR>

R<CR>

Display Switch = OFF

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VIDEO SW

VIDEO OUT

VIDEO

DEMODULATOR

VIDEO CONTROL

DISPLAY SW

CHARACTER

GENERATOR

FRAME Number

TIME Number

CHAPTER Number.

TRACK Number

TITLE Number DISPLAY CONTROL

USER’S

5.36Key Lock

Function

:

The key lock switches ON / OFF

Format

:

Integer KL

Explanation : The command enables/disables the remote control and access through the front panel. LCD button and the keys of EXTEND TERMINAL can’t be disabled by this command.

Integer is 1 digit or 5 digits.

In case of 1 digit :

If the key lock switch is set to 1, all buttons (front panel and remote control) including the power control are disabled and REMOTE CONTROL and FRONT KEY in ADV.SETUP are set to Disable. Use this setting for a PCcontrolled player to lessen interference from outside sources such as remote controls.

If the key lock switch is set to 2, only the tray open button/key is disabled and the OP command no longer controls the tray. And the setting of TRY in ADV.SETUP is set to Disable. Thus, after powering OFF the player, the locked tray protects the disc from unauthorized personnel.

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Argument

Function

 

 

0

Unlock

 

 

1

Locks all keys include power

2

Locks only tray open

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

1KL<CR>

R<CR>

Key Lock ON

 

OKL<CR>

R<CR>

Key Lock OFF (unlocked)

 

2KL<CR>

R<CR>

Tray Open Lock ON

In case of 5 digits : Format 1C1C2C3C4KL

 

Tray Lock

1:ON 0:OFF

PASS THROUGH-MONITOR key Lock

1:ON 0:OFF

PASS THROUGH-VIDEO key Lock

1:ON 0:OFF

PASS THROUGH -AUDIO key Lock

1:ON 0:OFF

Other keys are unlocked.

 

The default setting of PASS THROUGH key lock is OFF.

5.37Stack Group Set (DVD)

Function

:

Set the Command Stack Group

Format

:

Integer GP

Explanation : The command sets the stack group for execution or access. It is added in conjunction with the [BS] (COMMAND STACK PLAY) command.

1 to 300, decimal system integer number is used in the argument.

5.38Command Stack Play (DVD)

Function

:

Execute Command Stack

Format

:

Integer BS

Explanation : The command executes the Command stack group after specifying the group number with the GP command.

The player returns an E06 error message if the BS command is issued with an unknown or unspecified group/step number.

1 to 300, decimal system integer number is used in the argument.

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Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

25GP16BS<CR>

R<CR>

Execute from group 25/step 16

 

5.39Stack Data Upload

Function

:

Reads the data in the player: Command Stack data

Format

:

BU

Explanation : The player, while in Park mode, sends the data to the computer

 

 

after sending the command.

 

 

 

 

The Communication flows as shown below.

 

 

 

 

(N=9320)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer

 

 

DVD player

 

 

 

 

 

---BU<CR>--->

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<---R<CR>----

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<--1st byte data--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<--2nd byte data--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<--(N-1)th byte data--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<--Nth byte data<CR>--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<---R<CR>----

 

 

Format of the data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BP

 

Contents

 

Numbers of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bytes

 

 

0

- 1

 

(1) Total number of the transfer data

 

2 bytes

 

 

 

 

 

(fixed number = 2468H)

 

 

 

 

2

- 3

 

(2) The version of this data format

 

2 bytes

 

 

 

 

 

(fixed value)

 

 

 

 

4

- 5

 

(3) Command #1 Search Pointer

 

2 bytes

 

 

6

- 7

 

Command #2 Search Pointer

 

2 bytes

 

 

 

~

 

~

 

 

~

 

 

600

- 601

 

Command #299 Search Pointer

 

2 bytes

 

 

602

- 603

 

Command #300 Search Pointer

 

2 bytes

 

 

604

- 605

 

(4) Number of Next Command Data

 

2 bytes

 

 

606

- 607

 

(5) Number of Next Command Group

 

2 bytes

 

 

608 - 1207

 

(6) fixed data ffH

 

600 bytes

 

 

1208

- 1213

 

(7) fixed data ffH

 

6 bytes

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1214 - 1215

(8) Next Data Address

2 bytes

 

1216 - 9315

(9) Command Stack Data

8100 bytes

 

9316 - 9319

(10) Checksum

4 bytes

 

(1)Fixed data:

indicates the total data bytes of this transfer with HEX digits 2468H = 9320

(2)Fixed data:

indicates the version of this data format is (0200H) now

To avoid errors, this code must remain intact. Do not change any digits within this code.

(3)

indicates the head address of the #Nth Command Stack data

The head address is a relative address. The base address is (BP = 1216) and (BP = 1216) is the head byte of the Command Stack Data in this format.

(N = 1 ~ 300)

If the data of #Nth is invalid, it shows (ffffH).

(4)

indicates the numbers of the registered Command Stacks It is available from 0 to 299 in a HEX digit format.

(5)

indicates the group number of the next Command Stack It is available from 0 to 299 in a HEX digit format.

(6)Fixed data:

(7)Fixed data:

indicates the head address of the next Command Stack data

The head address is a relative address. The base address is (BP = 1216) and (BP = 1216) is the head byte of the Command Stack Data in this format.

(9)

Comprises the body of the data (10)

checksum of the data that indicates the result of adding up BP 0 through BP 9315 and shows in HEX (double word) format

Format of Command Stack data in the data:

The length of Command Stack data is 16 bytes. This is a fixed length. Each byte is made up of aH (upper nibble) and one digit of the command (lower

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nibble). The command length is available up to 16 digits. If the command length is less than 16 digits, it fills with (00H).

Example:

Segment Play Command : Title 02, from Frame 3600 to Frame 4800 > 4020036000048007

BP

Data

Explanations

1216 + COMMAND_SRP #n

a4H

 

+ 1

a0H

 

+ 2

a2H

 

+ 3

a0H

 

+ 4

a0H

 

+ 5

a3H

 

+ 6

a6H

 

+ 7

a0H

 

+ 8

a0H

 

+ 9

a0H

 

+ 10

a0H

 

+ 11

a4H

 

+ 12

a8H

 

+ 13

a0H

 

+ 14

a0H

 

+ 15

a7H

 

*COMMAND_SRP #n : Command #n Search Pointer

Outline of command : Command has these formats as follows.

DVD 4 digits command (sets the player, the video and the audio control) DVD 6 digits command (sets the attribute control)

DVD 10 digits command (Chapter Search Command) DVD 12-digit command (Chapter Segment Play) DVD 14-digit command (Frame Search)

DVD 16-digit command (Segment Play)

The following four command functions in Command Stack are not regulated in Barcode Format. These commands are regulated as follows.

1)

End of Group mark:

The first byte is (ffH), the others are (00H)

2)

REPEAT:

(49a3H)

3)

WAIT:

(4bxxxxH)

4)

GOTO:

(4axxxxH)

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Operating Modes

 

5) PASS THROUGH KEY

Disable - 4c17H

 

 

 

Enable – 4c06H

 

6) PASS THROUGH

4cxxxxH

 

*Refer to the Barcode Format

 

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

BU<CR>

 

 

Park mode

 

 

 

R<CR>

 

Receives the command and

 

 

20e40010....02

starts the transfer of the data,

 

 

6743<CR>

 

9320 bytes (ends with <CR>)

R<CR>

5.40Stack Data Download

Function : Sends the following data to the player; Command Stack data Format : BD

Explanation : The computer sends Command Stack data to the Parked player if a disc is in the tray.

Refer to the descriptions of Command Stack Data Upload.

The Communication flows as follows.

 

(N=9320)

 

 

 

 

Computer

 

 

DVD player

 

 

---BD<CR>--->

 

 

 

<---R<CR>----

 

 

--1st byte data-->

 

 

--2nd byte data-->

 

 

~

 

 

 

 

--(N-1)th byte data-->

 

 

--Nth byte data<CR>-->

 

 

<---R<CR>----

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

BD<CR>

 

Park mode

 

 

R<CR>

Receives the command and

 

20e40010....0267

 

starts the receiving data, 9320

 

43<CR>

 

bytes. It ends with <CR>.

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R<CR>

5.41Weekly Timer Data Upload

Function

: Reads the data of the Weekly Timer in the player.

Format

: WU

Explanation : The player sends the Weekly Timer data to the computer if the

 

 

player is Parked and if a disc is in the tray.

 

 

 

The Communication flows as follows.

 

Flow of the communication :

 

 

 

Computer

 

DVD player

 

 

 

---WU<CR>--->

 

 

 

 

<---R<CR>----

 

 

 

 

<--1st byte data--

 

 

 

 

<--2nd byte data--

 

 

 

 

~

 

 

 

 

<--245th byte data--

 

 

 

 

<--246th byte data<CR>--

 

 

 

 

<---R<CR>----

 

Format of the data :

 

 

 

BP

Contents

Numbers of

 

 

bytes

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 - 1

(1) Total number of the transfer data.

2 bytes

 

 

 

(fixed number = 00f6H)

 

 

 

 

FIRST PAGE

 

 

 

2

(2) Set the mode on Monday

1 bytes

 

 

3

(3) Set the ON hour on Monday

1 bytes

 

 

4

Set the ON minute on Monday

1 bytes

 

 

5

(4) Set the OFF hour on Monday

1 bytes

 

 

6

Set the OFF minute on Monday

1 bytes

 

 

7

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

 

8

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

 

 

Stack group number searched on

 

 

 

 

Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

 

9

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

 

group number searched on Mon.

 

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

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Operating Modes

 

 

 

 

10

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

11

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

12

(2) Set the mode on Tuesday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

22

(2) Set the mode on Wednesday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

32

(2) Set the mode on Thursday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

42

(2) Set the mode on Friday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

52

(2) Set the mode on Saturday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

62

(2) Set the mode on Sunday

1 bytes

 

63

(3) Set the ON hour on Sun.

1 bytes

 

64

Set the ON minute on Sun.

1 bytes

 

65

(4) Set the OFF hour on Sun.

1 bytes

 

66

Set the OFF minute on Sun.

1 bytes

 

67

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

68

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

 

Stack group number searched on

 

 

 

Sun. (set with BCD)

 

 

69

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

group number searched on Sun.

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

70

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Sun. (set with BCD)

 

 

71

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Sun. (set it with BCD)

 

 

72

(2) Set the mode on all days during a

1 bytes

 

 

week

 

 

73

(3) Set the ON hour on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

74

Set the ON minute on all days during

1 bytes

 

 

a week

 

 

75

(4) Set the OFF hour on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

76

Set the OFF minute on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

77

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

78

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

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Operating Modes

 

 

 

 

 

Stack group number searched on all

 

 

 

days during a week (set with BCD)

 

 

79

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

group number searched on all days

 

 

 

during a week (set with BCD)

 

 

80

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on all days during a week

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

81

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on all days during a week

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

 

SECOND PAGE

 

 

82

(2) Set the mode on Monday

1 bytes

 

83

(3) Set the ON hour on Monday

1 bytes

 

84

Set the ON minute on Monday

1 bytes

 

85

(4) Set the OFF hour on Monday

1 bytes

 

86

Set the OFF minute on Monday

1 bytes

 

87

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

88

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

 

Stack group number searched on

 

 

 

Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

89

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

group number searched on Mon.

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

90

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

91

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

92

(2) Set the mode on Tuesday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

102

(2) Set the mode on Wednesday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

112

(2) Set the mode on Thursday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

122

(2) Set the mode on Friday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

132

(2) Set the mode on Saturday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

142

(2) Set the mode on Sunday

1 bytes

 

143

(3) Set the ON hour on Sun.

1 bytes

 

144

Set the ON minute on Sun.

1 bytes

 

145

(4) Set the OFF hour on Sun.

1 bytes

 

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Operating Modes

 

 

 

 

146

Set the OFF minute on Sun.

1 bytes

 

147

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

148

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

 

Stack group number searched on

 

 

 

Sun. (set with BCD)

 

 

149

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

group number searched on Sun.

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

150

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Sun. (set with BCD)

 

 

151

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Sun. (set it with BCD)

 

 

152

(2) Set the mode on all days during a

1 bytes

 

 

week

 

 

153

(3) Set the ON hour on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

154

Set the ON minute on all days during

1 bytes

 

 

a week

 

 

155

(4) Set the OFF hour on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

156

Set the OFF minute on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

157

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

158

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

 

Stack group number searched on all

 

 

 

days during a week (set with BCD)

 

 

159

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

group number searched on all days

 

 

 

during a week (set with BCD)

 

 

160

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on all days during a week

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

161

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on all days during a week

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

 

THIRD PAGE

 

 

162

(2) Set the mode on Monday

1 bytes

 

163

(3) Set the ON hour on Monday

1 bytes

 

164

Set the ON minute on Monday

1 bytes

 

165

(4) Set the OFF hour on Monday

1 bytes

 

166

Set the OFF minute on Monday

1 bytes

 

167

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

168

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

 

Stack group number searched on

 

 

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Operating Modes

 

 

 

 

 

Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

169

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

group number searched on Mon.

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

170

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

171

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Mon. (set with BCD)

 

 

172

(2) Set the mode on Tuesday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

182

(2) Set the mode on Wednesday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

192

(2) Set the mode on Thursday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

202

(2) Set the mode on Friday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

212

(2) Set the mode on Saturday

1 bytes

 

~

(3) - (7) ~

~

 

222

(2) Set the mode on Sunday

1 bytes

 

223

(3) Set the ON hour on Sun.

1 bytes

 

224

Set the ON minute on Sun.

1 bytes

 

225

(4) Set the OFF hour on Sun.

1 bytes

 

226

Set the OFF minute on Sun.

1 bytes

 

227

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

228

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

 

Stack group number searched on

 

 

 

Sun. (set with BCD)

 

 

229

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

group number searched on Sun.

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

230

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Sun. (set with BCD)

 

 

231

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on Sun. (set it with BCD)

 

 

232

(2) Set the mode on all days during a

1 bytes

 

 

week

 

 

233

(3) Set the ON hour on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

234

Set the ON minute on all days during

1 bytes

 

 

a week

 

 

235

(4) Set the OFF hour on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

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Operating Modes

 

 

 

 

236

Set the OFF minute on all days

1 bytes

 

 

during a week

 

 

237

(5) 00 (fixed data = 00H)

1 bytes

 

238

(6) Upper digit of Title number or

1 bytes

 

 

Stack group number searched on all

 

 

 

days during a week (set with BCD)

 

 

239

Lower digit of Title number of Stack

1 bytes

 

 

group number searched on all days

 

 

 

during a week (set with BCD)

 

 

240

(7) Upper digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on all days during a week

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

241

Lower digit of Chapter number

1 bytes

 

 

searched on all days during a week

 

 

 

(set with BCD)

 

 

242 - 245

Checksum

4 bytes

 

(1)Fixed data:

indicates the total data bytes of this transfer with HEX digit 00f6H = 246 byte

(2)

indicates the player mode when the player turns ON It specifies the player mode as follows.

Upper nibble

4: The player will seek the Title and Chapter that is written in the data 8: The player will execute the Stack that is specified in the data

Lower nibble (indicates the day)

0:Monday

1:Tuesday

2:Wednesday

3:Thursday

4:Friday

5:Saturday

6:Sunday

7:ALL

(3)

indicates the hour that the player’s power turns ON

The hour (expressed as 00 through 23) is used with the minutes (expressed as 00 through 59). The ffH means that the hour is not written.

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Operating Modes

(4)

indicates the minute that the player’s power turns ON

The minute minutes (expressed as 00 through 59) is used with the hour. The ffH means that the minute is not written.

(5)Fixed data: 00H

(6)

indicates the upper and lower digit of Title number or Stack group number according to the player mode in which it is written (refer to 2)

When the upper nibble of the mode is 4, it indicates a Title number. When the setting is 8, it indicates a Stack group number (shown with BCD).

(7)

indicates the upper and lower digit of Chapter number or Stack group number according to the player mode in which it is written (refer to 2)

When the upper nibble of the mode is 4, it indicates a Chapter number. When the setting is 8, it fixes 00H as upper and 01H as lower (shown with BCD).

(8)

checksum of the data that indicates the result of adding from BP 0 to BP 242 (shown with HEX (double word))

Example :

Monday, Turning ON at 8:30 (AM) and turning OFF at 17:20 (5:20 PM) / seek Title 20, Chapter 5

Tuesday, Turning ON at 9:30 only. Execute Stack group 123.

BP

Data

Explanations

0

00H

 

1

4cH

 

2

40H

The mode of Monday

3

08H

8 o’clock (Hour to turn ON )

4

30H

30 minutes (Minute to turn ON)

5

17H

17 o’clock (Hour to turn OFF)

6

20H

20 minutes (Minute to turn ON)

7

00H

Fixed data

8

00H

The upper digit of Title number

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Operating Modes

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

20H

The lower digit of Title number

10

 

00H

The upper digit of Chapter number

11

 

05H

The lower digit of Chapter number

12

 

81H

The mode of Tuesday

13

 

09H

9 o’clock

14

 

30H

30 minutes

15

 

ffH

 

 

16

 

ffH

 

 

17

 

00H

Fixed data

18

 

01H

The upper digit of Stack group

19

 

23H

The lower digit of Stack group

20

 

00H

Fixed data

21

 

01H

Fixed data

22

 

 

~

 

~

 

 

~

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

WU<CR>

 

 

Park mode

 

 

 

R<CR>

Receives the command and

 

 

004c4008....00

starts the transfer of the data,

 

 

1ab6<CR>

246 bytes. It ends with <CR>.

R<CR>

5.42Weekly Timer Data Download

Function

:

Sends the Weekly Timer data to the player

Format

:

WD

Explanation : The computer writes the Weekly Timer data while the player is Parked.

Refer to the description for Weekly Timer Data Upload.

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DVD player
MONITOR OUT keeps the current condition, VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT switches to EXT IN.
MONITOROUT switches to EXT IN, VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUTswitches to DVD.
Status Return
R<CR>
R<CR>

 

The Communication flows as follows.

 

 

 

Computer

 

 

DVD player

 

 

---WD<CR>--->

 

 

 

<---R<CR>----

 

 

--1st byte data-->

 

 

--2nd byte data-->

 

 

~

 

 

 

 

--245th byte data-->

 

 

--246th byte data<CR>-->

 

 

<---R<CR>----

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return DVD player

 

WD<CR>

 

Park mode

 

004c4008....001a

R<CR>

Receives the command and

 

 

 

 

Operating Modes

b6<CR>

starts the transfer of the data,

(246 bytes) then ends with

 

 

<CR>

 

R<CR>

5.43Output Select

Function

: Switch the composite video outputs and analog audio output.

Format

: Integer OS

Explanation

: Integer is 3 digits(C1 C2 C3).

C1

MONITOR OUT

0 DVD

1 EXT IN

9 hold

C2

VIDEO OUT

0 DVD

1 EXT IN

9 hold

C3

AUDIO OUT

0 DVD

1 EXT IN

9 hold

Execution :

String

911OS<CR>

100OS<CR>

5.44DVD VR Play Mode DVD VR

Function

: Set the playing mode of DVD Video Recording format.

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Operating Modes

Format

: Integer VP

Explanation : This command is available only for DVD VR Video Recording format . In other case player returns the error E04.

And this command is available in stop mode. If player receives this command in other mode, player returns error E04.

The default setting is original mode.

Argument Function

0Original mode

1Play List mode

5.45Repeat Mode

Function

:

Set the repeat mode

Format

:

RM

Explanation : Player sets the repeat mode according to the address mode and returns the complete status. In case of invalid address mode player returns the error E04.

 

When address mode is 'Title'

: Title Repeat

 

When address mode is 'Chapter'

: Chapter Repeat

 

When address mode is 'Track'

: Track Repeat

 

Others

 

: Invalid

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD Player

 

 

 

 

 

TI3SLRM<CR>

R<CR>

Search title 3 and play in title

 

 

 

repeat mode.

 

TI4SECH5SLRM<CR>

R<CR>

Search chapter 5 of title 4 and

 

 

 

play in chapter repeat mode.

NOTE : This command functions only to set the repeat mode and makes no limitation for execution of next command. Therefore the repeat mode can be canceled by next command.

For example, when player receives TI3SLRM command, title repeat mode is set. But when TI4SL command is executed after that, title repeat mode is canceled. If it is need to play title 4 in title repeat mode, it is need to send RM command again.

5.46General Purpose Parameter

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Operating Modes

DVD-V8000 has the 26 internal parameters(parameter A,B,C, ,Z) and has the commands to operate the parameters as below.

command to substitute value for the parameter command to read the parameter

command to refer the parameter

The ranges of the value which can be substituted for the parameter A - Z are 0 - 99999999.

Function

: Substitute value for the parameter

Format :

Integer>A

Substitute for parameter A

 

Integer>B

Substitute for parameter B

 

 

 

 

Integer>Z

Substitute for parameter Z

Function

: Refer the parameter

Format :

_A

Refer parameter A

 

_B

Refer parameter B

 

 

 

 

_Z

Refer parameter Z

Function

: Return value of the parameter

Format :

<A

Return value of parameter A

 

<B

Return value of parameter B

 

 

 

 

<Z

Return value of parameter C

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Operating Modes

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD Player

 

 

 

 

 

 

1>A<CR>

R<CR>

Substitute 1 for parameter A

 

2>B<CR>

R<CR>

Substitute 2 for parameter B

 

5>C<CR>

R<CR>

Substitute 5 for parameter C

 

6>D<CR>

R<CR>

Substitute 6 for parameter D

 

5000>E<CR>

R<CR>

Substitute 5000 for parameter E

 

6000>F<CR>

R<CR>

Substitute 6000 for parameter F

 

TI_ASE<CR>

R<CR>

Search title 1

 

 

 

(same as TI1SE)

 

CH_CSE_DPL<CR>

R<CR>

Search chapter 5 and play to

 

 

 

chapter 6

 

 

 

(same as CH5SE6PL)

 

TI_BSE<CR>

R<CR>

Search title 2

 

 

 

( same as TI2SE)

 

FR_ESE_FPL<CR>

R<CR>

Search frame 5000 and play to

 

 

 

frame 6000

 

 

 

(same as FR5000SE6000PL)

 

<A

00000001<CR>

Return the value of parameter A

 

<F

00006000<CR>

Return the value of parameter F

5.47Chapter Skip

Function

:

Chapter / Track skip

Format

:

Integer SK

Explanation : Search the previous chapter, current chapter or next chapter corresponding to the argument.

When a search is prohibited, an error E04 is returned. Argument Function

1Search the next chapter

2Search the previous chapter

3Search the current chapter

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Operating Modes

6.CURRENT PLAYER CONDITION REQUEST DESCRIPTIONS

6.1P-Block Number Request

Function

: The command returns information for the following groups:

 

DVD – Title Numbers, Chapter Numbers, Time

 

CD/VCD – Track Numbers, Index Numbers, Block Numbers, Time

Format

: ?A

Explanation : If the P-Block Number Request command is sent to a DVD disc, Title numbers, Chapter numbers and Time Code information are grouped together then the data is returned in a single report. A request sent to a CD/VCD disc returns Track numbers, Index numbers, Block numbers and Time Codes.

If the player is in Random Access Mode, the report contains correct values.

NOTE:The Time Code shows the elapsed time based on the chapter when playing DVD Video disc. And it shows the elapsed time based on the title when playing DVD VR disc.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?A<CR>

1201033545<CR>

Play mode (CD)

 

 

 

Track 12, Index 1, 3 minutes, 35

 

 

 

seconds 45 Blocks

 

?A<CR>

0135001247<CR>

Play mode (DVD)

 

 

 

Title 1, Chapter 35, 12 minutes,

 

 

 

47 seconds

6.2Title/Track Number Request

Function

: Returns the current Title/Track number

 

DVD :

Title

 

CD/VCD :

Track

Format

: ?R

 

Explanation : The player returns the contents of the Title/Track Number Register. The Track number is a 2-digit integer. Correct values show only when the player is in Random Access Mode.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Play mode (CD)

 

?R<CR>

12<CR>

Player plays Track 12

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Operating Modes

6.3Chapter Number Request (DVD)

Function

:

Returns the current Chapter number

Format

:

?C

Explanation : The player returns the contents of the Chapter Number Register. The Chapter number is a 2-digit integer. If a disc does not have Chapter numbers, the player returns an error message (E04). Correct values show only when the player is in Random Access Mode.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Play mode (DVD)

 

?C<CR>

12<CR>

Player plays Chapter 12

6.4Time Code Request

Function

:

Returns the current Time Code

Format

:

?T

Explanation : The player returns the contents of the Current Time/Frame Register.

A 3-digit number is assigned for minutes and a 2-digit number is assigned for seconds.

If the player is in Random Access mode, the returned value is current. If a disc lacks Time information, the player returns error message E04.

If a disc Time Code fails to be read correctly, the player retains the previous Time Code.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Play mode

 

?T<CR>

11742<CR>

117 minutes, 42 seconds

6.5Block Number Request (CD)

Function

: Returns the current Block number

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Operating Modes

Format : ?B

Explanation : The player returns the value of the current Block number as a 7- digit integer. Correct values show only when the player is in Random Access mode.

If a Block number is unavailable, the player retains the previous value.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Play mode

 

?B<CR>

0115310<CR>

11 min, 53 sec, 10 Blocks

6.6Frame Number Request (DVD)

Function

:

Returns the current Frame number

Format

:

?F

Explanation : The player returns the contents of the Current Frame Register.

The player may experience a conflict between the command receiving/ handling and the Frame number updating. Thus, continuous Frame numbers may be unavailable when the system is in Playback mode.

If the command is sent to a disc without Frame numbers, the player returns error message E04.

Accurate, current values are available when the player is in Random Access mode.

If a disc Frame number is unavailable, the player retains the previous value.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?F<CR>

0002047<CR>

Play mode

 

 

 

Frame 2047

6.7Index Number Request (CD)

Function

:

Returns the current Index number

Format

:

?I

Explanation : The player returns the current Index number as a 4-digit integer. Correct values show only when the player is in Random Access Mode.

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Operating Modes

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?I<CR>

0102<CR>

Play mode

 

 

 

Track 1, Index 2

6.8Total Frame Request (DVD)

Function

:

Returns the total Frame number of the current Title

Format

:

?Y

Explanation :

The player returns the total Frame number of the current Title.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?Y<CR>

0124832<CR>

Play mode

 

 

 

Frame 124832

6.9TOC Information Request

Function

:

Returns the Table of Contents (TOC) information

Format

:

?Q

Explanation : The player returns the Track number of the first Track, the Track number of the last Track and the absolute time of starting lead-out.

Status information is returned in the following format when CD or Video CD is loaded:

C1C2C3C4C5C6C7C8C9C10<CR>

C1C2

first Track number

C3C4

last Track number

C5C6C7C8C9C10

absolute Time of starting lead-out

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?Q<CR>

0109665544<CR>

Play mode

 

 

 

first Track is 1, last Track is 9,

 

 

 

lead-out Time is 66 min, 55 sec,

 

 

 

44 Blocks

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Operating Modes

Status information is returned in the following format when DVD is loaded: C1C2C3C4C5C6C7C8C9C10<CR>

C1

Disc type

 

DVD Video : V DVD VR : R

C2

DVD VR with Play List : 1

 

Others : 0

C3

Playing according to a Play List : 1

 

Others : 0

C4

Always 0

C5

Always 0

C6 C7

Number of total title

C8C9C10

Number of total chapter of playing

 

title

6.10Disc Region Code Request (DVD)

Function

:

Returns the region code of the disc

Format

:

?G

Explanation : The player returns the approved region code(s) designated on the disc. Each bit indicates a region in a returned byte from the player. Bit 0 (LSB) indicates region 1, bit 1 indicates region 2, …, bit 5 indicates region 6. Value 0 shows the disc as playable in its region.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?G<CR>

F9<CR>

Play mode

 

 

(=11111001B)

Region code 2 and 3

 

?G<CR>

C0<CR>

Play mode

 

 

(=11000000B)

Region code 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

 

 

 

(ALL)

6.11DVD Disc Status Request

Function

:

Returns the attributes of the DVD disc being played

Format

:

?V

Explanation : The player returns the attributes of a DVD disc. Discs other than DVD, cause the player to return an error message (E04).

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Operating Modes

Status information is returned in the following format:

C1C2C3C4C5<CR>

C1

Disc Mount

0

= No

1

= Yes

X = Unknown

C2

Layer Structure

0

= Single

1

= Dual

X = Unknown

C3

Path Type

0

= Parallel

1

= Opposite

X = Unknown

C4

Chapter Search

0

= Disable

1

= Available

X = Unknown

C5

Time Search

0

= Disable

1

= Available

X = Unknown

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?V<CR>

0XXXX<CR>

Disc is not mounted

 

?V<CR>

10010<CR>

available Chapter Search but

 

 

 

disable Time Search

 

?V<CR>

E04<CR>

Error – except DVD disc loaded

6.12CD Disc Status Request

Function

: Returns the attributes of the CD disc being played

Format

: ?K

 

 

 

 

Explanation

The player returns the attributes of the CD disc. If the disc is

 

other than a CD, the player returns an error message (E04).

 

Status information is returned in the following format:

 

C1C2C3C4C5C6C7C8<CR>

 

 

 

 

C1

Disc Mount

0 = No

1 = Yes

X = Unknown

 

 

C2

 

Not Used

X (fixed)

 

 

 

 

C3

 

Not Used

X (fixed)

 

 

 

 

C4

 

Not Used

X (fixed)

 

 

 

 

C5

 

Not Used

X (fixed)

 

 

 

 

C6

 

VCD

0 = No

1 = Yes

X = Unknown

 

 

C7

 

Reserved

X (fixed)

 

 

 

 

C8

 

Reserved

X (fixed)

 

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?K<CR>

0XXXXXXX<CR>

Disc is not mounted

 

?K<CR>

1XXXX1XX<CR>

VCD

 

?K<CR>

E04<CR>

DVD

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Operating Modes

6.13Register A Set

Function

:

The current setting of Resister A is rewritten

Format

:

Integer RA

Explanation : The command rewrites detailed display attributes into Register

A.The player offers three settings:

Frame Number/Time code

Title, Chapter Number/Track Number

User's Area

NOTE: The displayed Frame number attempts to auto-correct to the actual Frame number, however, Frames continue to advance during playback.

Note: When selecting Frame Number/Time code while playing a DVD disc, the Frame Number is displayed on the screen. However, when playing back a DVD disc and selecting Time Code(DVD), Time Code is displayed. Time Code is displayed when playing back a CD or VCD disc.

The available display combinations are listed in the following table (Default value is 3):

Arg

Function

User’s

T&CH /

Frame /

Time

Track

Time

(DVD)

 

 

 

0

Display OFF

0

0

0

0

1

Frame Number (DVD)/Time Code

0

0

1

0

 

(CD,VCD)

 

 

 

 

2

Title & Chapter Number/Track

0

1

0

0

 

Number

 

 

 

 

3

Frame Number (DVD) / Time Code

0

1

1

0

(default)

(CD, VCD) +

 

 

 

 

 

Title, Chapter, Frame/Track, Time

 

 

 

 

4

User’s area

1

0

0

0

5

User’s area + Argument 1

1

0

1

0

6

User’s area + Argument 2

1

1

0

0

7

User’s area + Argument 3

1

1

1

0

11

Time Code (DVD, CD, VCD)

0

0

1

1

13

Time Code (DVD, CD, VCD) +

0

1

1

1

 

Title & Chapter Number/Track

 

 

 

 

 

Number

 

 

 

 

15

Time Code (DVD, CD, VCD) +

1

0

1

1

 

User’s Area

 

 

 

 

17

Time Code (DVD, CD, VCD) +

1

1

1

1

 

Title & Chapter Number/Track

 

 

 

 

 

Number + User’s Area

 

 

 

 

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Operating Modes

The Display Control command turns the character display ON or OFF. The Register A Set command specifies what is displayed on the screen.

FRAME#, TIME#

TITLE#, CHAPTER#

DISPLAY CONTROL

USER’S DISPLAY

REGISTER A

The screen display positions are pictured below.

Title/Chapter(Track)

 

Time (Frame)

Line 0 Line 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Line 0 displays the Time Code/Frame Number and/or Title/Chapter/Track Number(s).

The user’s area has lines numbered from 0 to 9 with a total of 10 lines available. If line 0 is designated to show system information, all following lines are hidden.

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Operating Modes

The player allows/displays up to 320 characters (32 characters per line with 10 lines available). Follow the instructions below to create a User’s Display:

1.Select User's Display in Register A

2.Set the display data using a print character command

3.Turn display switch ON

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

1DS<CR>

R<CR>

Display Off to Display On

 

1RA<CR>

R<CR>

Only Frame number is displayed

6.14Register D Set

Function

:

current setting of Register D is rewritten

Format

:

Integer RD

Explanation : Register D contains the termination setting of the serial communication (RS232). There are two choices, “CR” or “CR + LF”. The default for Register D is 0.

Argument

Function

0 (default)

CR

64CR + LF

6.15Print Character

Function

: Characters are written into the User's Display Area

 

(Not to be issued simultaneously with other commands)

Format

: Integer PR <CR>

 

Character string <CR>

Explanation : The command writes a character string for one line into the User Display Area (turn ON the User Display Specification in Register A).

Follow the instructions listed below to create printed characters.

1.Specify the line number using an integer in the range 0 ~ 9

2.Enter the command character PR

3.Enter the terminate code <CR>

4.Specify the character string to enter in the next command string

(enter a character string up to 32 characters in length)

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Operating Modes

 

 

Available characters are shown in the table below (from 20h through 9Fh):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8 9 A B C D E F

 

 

2

 

!

#

$

%

&

'

(

)

*

+

,

- .

/

 

 

 

3

0 1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8 9

:

;

< = > ?

 

 

 

4

@ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O

 

 

5

P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ ¥ ] ^ _

 

 

6

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

L m n

o

 

 

7

p

q

r

s

t

u

v w x

y

z

{

| }

~ *1

 

 

 

C

À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï

 

 

 

D

Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß

 

 

 

E

à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë

ì

í

î

ï

 

 

 

F

ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ

 

 

*1 cannot be used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

String

 

 

 

 

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4RA1DS<CR>

 

 

 

R<CR>

 

Register A and Display control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4PR<CR>

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

 

Select Line 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** DVD player ***<CR>

R<CR>

 

Displays the characters like this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***DVD player***

 

 

 

 

 

6.16Clear Screen

Function

:

Clears the characters shown in the User Display Area

Format

:

CS

Explanation : The player clears all characters from the User Display area. To clear only a particular line, use the PR command to overwrite the line with

 

spaces.

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

CS<CR>

R<CR>

All lines are cleared

 

3PR<CR>

R<CR>

Select line 3

 

HELLO!<CR>

R<CR>

Write letters on line 3, HELLO!

6.17Real Time Clock Set

Function

: Sets the real time clock

 

(Not to be issued simultaneously with other commands)

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Operating Modes

Format

: WW <CR>

 

 

7 fields integer <CR> (=YYMMDDWWHHMMSS<CR>)

Explanation : The real time clock may be set using the following format:

 

 

 

 

 

YY

the last two digits of year

 

 

MM

month

 

 

DD

date

 

 

WW

day, 00 means Monday, 06 means

 

 

 

Sunday

 

 

HH

hour 24-hour format

 

 

MM

minute

 

 

SS

second

 

NOTE: Input the 7-bytes integer as a single entry. If an integer is less than 7- bytes in length, the player returns an error message.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

WW<CR>

R<CR>

Set Real Time Clock setting

 

 

 

mode

 

06051500123456<CR>

R<CR>

Sets Monday, May 15t,

 

 

 

12:34:56, 2006

6.18Advanced Setup

Function

:

current setting of Advanced Setup Menu is rewritten

Format

:

Integer MS

Explanation : The command rewrites the Advanced Setup Menu settings, which is expressed as an integer. The integer value is made up of the sum of the selected arguments. The player returns an error code if the command is issued while the Advanced Setup Menu is on the screen. The factory default value is 0.

The Advanced Setup Request command (?S) reveals the current setting.

Argument

Function

Description

 

 

0

1

1

WEEKLY TIMER

OFF

ON

2

POWER ON START

OFF

ON

4

TITLE PLAY MODE

SINGLE

ALL

8

REPEAT MODE

(0) OFF, (8) CHAPTER

16

 

(16) TITLE, (24) DISC *1)

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Operating Modes

 

 

 

 

 

32

REMOTE CONTROL

Enable

 

Disable

64

TRAY

Enable

 

Disable

128

FRONT KEY

Enable

 

Disable

256

BLACKBOARD LOCK

OFF

 

ON

512

REV STEP/REV PLAY

Resolution

 

Smooth

1024

PLAYER CONTRAL PANEL

(0) Selectable

2048

 

(1024) Always off

 

 

(2048) Always on

4096

SETUP LOCK

ON

 

OFF

8192

EXTEND TERMINAL

Standard

 

User

16384

EXTERNAL SYNC

 

(0) OFF

32768

 

(16384) NTSC

 

 

(32768) PAL

65536

MONITOR OSD

(0) Bottom

131072

 

(65536) Top

 

 

(131072) OFF

 

 

 

 

 

262144

AUTO PASS THROUGH

OFF

 

ON

524288

PLAY START MODE

TITLE 1

 

TOP MENU

1048576

BAUD RATE

(0) 4800

2097152

 

(1048576) 9600

 

 

(2097152) 19200

4194304

SYNC OUT(DURING SQ)

OFF

 

ON

8388608

MOUSE CURSOR

ON

 

OFF

16777216

GOTO DVD-MENU (LEFT)

OFF

 

ON

33554432

GOTO DVD-MENU (RIGHT)

OFF

 

ON

*1): (Available when Title Play Mode is set to ALL)

The setting value is calculated as follows.

 

 

value = *(0 or 1) +

2*(0 or 1)

+ *(0 or 1)

+

0 or 8 or 16 or 24

WEEKLY TIMER

POER ON START TITLE PLAY MODE

REPEAT MODE

+ 32*(0 or 1)

+

64*(0 or 1) + 128*(0 or 1) + 256*(0 or 1)

REMOTE CONTROL TRAY

FRONT KEY

 

BLACKBOARD LOCK

+ 512*(0 or 1)

+ 0 or 1024 or 2048

+

4096* 0 or 1

REV STEP/REV PLAY

PLAYER CONTROL PANEL

SETUP LOCK

+ 8192*(0 or 1)

+ 16384*(0 or 1 or 2)

 

 

EXTEND TERMINAL

 

EXTERNAL SYNC

 

 

+ 65536*(0 or 1 or 2) + 262144* 0 or 1

+

524288* 0 or 1

MONITOR OSD

 

AUTO PASS THROUGH

PLAY START MODE

+ 1048576* 0 or 1 or 2 + 4194304* 0 or 1

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Operating Modes

 

 

BAUD RATE

SYNC OUT

 

+ 8388608* 0 or 1 + 16777216* 0 or 1 + 33554432* 0 or 1

 

MOUSE CURSOR GOTO DVD-MENU(LEFT) GOTO DVD-MENU(RIGHT)

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

112MS<CR>

R<CR>

Title repeat mode (16)

 

 

 

 

REMOTE CONTROL Disable

 

 

 

(32)

 

TRAY Disable (64)

6.19Communication Control Set

Function

:

Selects the communication mode

Format

:

Integer CM

Explanation : command rewrites the contents of the Communication Control Register (CCR)

The CCR default value is set to Mode 3 (ON); however, the CCR Automatic Status may be switched OFF. Use the command to toggle the register ON or OFF.

 

 

Argument

Mode

Auto Status

 

 

 

2

Mode-2

OFF

 

 

 

3

Mode-3

ON

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

2CM<CR>

 

CCR = 3 (Default Communication Mode)

 

 

 

 

to CCR = 2 (Communication Mode-2)

6.20Player Active Mode Request

Function

:

returns the player’s current activity mode

Format

:

?P

Explanation : The command confirms whether the player is running in the Random Access mode. The player returns an Active mode classification (refer to the table below).

Mode

Status

 

Mode

Status

P00

Open

 

P05

Still

P01

Park

 

P06

Pause

P02

Setup

 

P07

Search

P03

Unload

 

P08

Scan

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Operating Modes

P04

Play

 

P09

Multi-speed

The following table provides fuller explanations for each Active mode:

 

 

P00

(Open)

 

Disc tray is open

 

 

 

 

P01

(Park)

 

Disc rotation is stopped

 

 

 

P02

(Setup)

 

Preparation is being made for playback

 

 

 

P03

(Unload)

 

Disc rotation stops and disc tray opens

 

 

 

P04

(Play)

 

Audio and video are played at normal speed

 

 

 

P05

(Still)

 

Playback stops with video held on screen

 

 

 

P06

(Pause)

 

Playback stops and video is erased from screen

 

 

 

P07

(Search)

 

A specified address is searched for, a multi-track

 

 

 

 

 

 

jump is in progress, or a Search for user’s code is

 

 

 

 

 

 

in progress

 

 

 

 

P08

(Scan)

 

Fast forward/reverse is in progress

 

 

 

P09

(Multi-speed)

Playback occurs at any one of several speeds

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play mode

 

 

 

?P<CR>

P04<CR>

 

 

 

 

ST<CR>

R<CR>

Still mode

 

 

 

?P<CR>

P05<CR>

 

 

6.21Player Model Name Request

Function

:

Returns player model name

Format

:

?X

Explanation : The command returns the player’s name as P1571XX where P1571 is the series name and XX is a 2-digit serial code (not the product

 

serial number).

 

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?X<CR>

P157100<CR>

Series name P1571 and code 00

6.22Real Time Clock Request

Function

:

returns the Real Time Clock information

Format

:

?W

Explanation : The command returns the Real Clock time.

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Operating Modes

YY

the last two digits of year

MM

month

DD

date

WW

day, 00 means Monday, 06 means

 

Sunday

HH

hour 24-hour format

MM

minute

SS

second

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?W<CR>

06042104142520<CR>

Friday, April 21, 2006, 2:25:20 PM

6.23Advanced Setup Request

Function

:

Returns the current setting of Advanced Setup Menu.

Format

:

?S

Explanation : The player returns the current setting of the Advanced Setup Menu. The return is expressed as an integer value. The value is made up of the sum of the selected arguments. The factory default is set to 0. The player returns an error code if the command is issued when the player is showing Advanced Setup Menu on the screen. See the description of Advanced Setup (MS).

NOTE: E04 is returned from a player when the command is issued while the Advanced Setup Menu is displayed.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?S<CR>

112<CR>

Title repeat mode (16)

 

 

 

Baud rate is 9600bps (32)

 

 

 

Tray lock on (64)

6.24Player Region Code Request

Function

:

Returns player region code

Format

:

?H

Explanation :

The command returns the player’s region code.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?H<CR>

02<CR>

Region Code 2

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Operating Modes

6.25CCR Mode Request

Function

:

Returns the current communication mode

Format

:

?M

Explanation : The command returns the contents of the Communication Control Register (CCR).

The CCR default value is set to Mode 3 (ON).

 

 

CM2

Mode-2

 

 

 

 

CM3

Mode-3

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

?M<CR>

CM3<CR>

CCR = 3 (Default Communication Mode)

6.26Input Number Request

Function

:

returns input numbers

Format

:

?N

Explanation :

The player waits the input of number from the remote controller

 

and returns the input number.

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?N<CR>

 

Waits to input the numeric numbers

 

 

7<CR>

7<CR>

7 entered from remote controller

6.27Error Code Request

Function

:

returns the latest error code

Format

:

?E

Explanation : The player returns the most recent error codes. The “error code” means the error that the player returned for a command (Ex. E04).

6.28Input Unit Request

Function

:

returns a code for data input through a Remote control

Format

:

#I

Explanation : The player returns a four-digit ASCII-Hex code that represents commands sent through the remote control.

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Receives the Audio Key command - A399_A3BE
A3BE<CR>
FFFFh<CR>
A39F<CR>
FFFFh<CR>

Operating Modes

There are two code types, either a four-digit or eight-digit code (Extension code). When the input command data is two words (eight-digit) in length, the player truncates or shortens the information. A truncated code consists of an Upper Byte from the first code and a Lower Byte from the second code. The player creates a Returning Code or Double Code from these two bytes.

Once the player returns an Input Code, a FFFFh Code (no reactions from the remote control) repeats until a new code is sent from the remote control.

Execution :

String Status Return DVD player

Receives the Pause Key command -A39F

#I<CR>

#I<CR>

#I<CR>

#I<CR>

6.29Register A Request

Function

: returns the contents of Register A

Format

: $A

Explanation

: The player returns a detailed list of the Register A attributes.

Status information is returned in the following format:

AC8C7C6C5C4C3C2C1<CR>

C8, C7, C6

(Fixed 0)

 

 

C5

Displays Time Code when playing

0 = Off

1 = On

 

DVD

 

 

C4

(Fixed 0)

 

 

C3

Displays User’s Area

0 = Off

1 = On

C2

Displays Title & Chapter Numbers

0 = Off

1 = On

C1

Displays Frame Number (DVD) or

0 = Off

1 = On

 

Time Code (CD, VCD)

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

3RA<CR>

R<CR>

Sets to Register A

 

$A<CR>

A00000011<CR>

Requests information from Register A

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Operating Modes

6.30Register D Request

Function

: returns the contents of Register D

 

 

Format

: $D

 

 

 

Explanation : The player returns the TxD termination setting from Register D

 

Status information is returned in the following format:

 

 

 

DC8C7C6C5C4C3C2C1<CR>

 

 

 

 

C8

Fixed 0

 

 

 

 

C7

TxD termination

0 = CR

1 = CR + LF

 

 

C6

Fixed 0

 

 

 

 

C5

Fixed 0

 

 

 

 

C4

Fixed 0

 

 

 

 

C3

Fixed 0

 

 

 

 

C2

Fixed 0

 

 

 

 

C1

Fixed 0

 

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

64RD<CR>

R<CR>

Sets the Register D

 

$D<CR>

D01000000<CR>

Requests information from

 

 

 

Register D

6.31Menu Call (DVD)

Function

:

calls a disc menu or goes back to the former address

Format

:

Integer MC

Explanation : If the disc has a disc menu, the root menu or the Title menu comes up on the screen. If the screen is Still or if it is playing, these menus come up on the display. The command specifies the menu type with two integer numbers.

Integer

Menu type

1Title

2Root

If the player receives the command without an integer (while playing a menu), the player reverts to the previous Stilled or played address.

If the command is valid for the situation, the player immediately returns “R<CR>”*.

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Operating Modes

If the disc is missing the requested menu, [1 or 2 MC<CR>], the player returns an error message (E04).

*: However, the command is held or incompletely executed.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Plays some video Title

 

2MC<CR>

R<CR>

Shows the root menu

 

MC<CR>

R<CR>

Reverts back to the

 

 

 

previously played Title

6.32Numeric Button (DVD)

Function

:

Selects the button and executes by number

Format

:

Integer NB

Explanation : The command selects the menu button highlighted on the screen and executes the action assigned to the button. The command emulates the “digit” key on the remote control while the button resides on the display.

If the command is valid for the current player activity, the player immediately returns “R<CR>”*.

If the disc that is being played does not have the button in that screen when the command is issued, an error message (E06) is returned.

* However, this does not confirm that the command is executed completely.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Shows the disc menu

 

3NB<CR>

R<CR>

Selects and executes the button #3

6.33Button Select (DVD)

Function

:

Selects the button (arrow key emulation)

Format

:

Integer CU

Explanation : The command selects the menu button displayed on the screen. The command emulates the “arrow” key on the remote control while the button exists on the screen. The command specifies the direction using four

numbers:

 

 

Integer

directions

1

Up

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Operating Modes

2Down

3Left

4Right

If the command is valid for the situation, the player immediately returns “R<CR>”*.

If there are no buttons on the screen when the command is issued, an error message (E04) is returned.

*: However, this does not confirm that the command is executed completely.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

Shows the disc menu

 

2CU<CR>

R<CR>

Moves the cursor down

 

 

 

to the next button

6.34Enter Button (DVD)

Function

:

sets the button and executes

Format

:

(Integer) ET

Explanation : The command fixes the button on the screen after executing the CU command with an integer. The player executes the program that is assigned to that button. This command emulates the “enter” key on the remote control while the button is on the screen.

If the command is appropriate for the situation, the player returns immediately “R<CR>”*.

If there are no buttons on the screen when the command is issued, an error message (E04) is returned.

*: However, this does not confirm that the command is executed completely.

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

 

Shows the disc menu

 

 

2CU<CR>

R<CR>

Moves to the below

 

 

 

 

button from the prior one

 

 

ET<CR>

R<CR>

Fixes the selection and

 

 

 

 

executes the program

 

 

 

 

that is assigned on it

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Operating Modes

Function

:

emulates the “left” click of the mouse

Format

:

argument1, argument2 ET

Explanation : The command emulates the “left” click of the mouse while the cursor is on the screen. The command specifies the position of the cursor with two arguments. The upper left on the screen is (0,0), the lower right on the screen is (719, 479) for NTSC playback, or (719, 575) for PAL. The format is stated below.

Argument1

Argument 2

Position

000000

 

Upper left limitation on the screen

 

719479

Lower right limitation on the screen

X1 X2 X3 Y1 Y2 Y3

 

Anywhere on the screen

If the arguments are available, the player immediately returns “R<CR>”*.

If the argument number is unavailable, an error message (E06) is returned.

* The return “R<CR>” refers only to checking for an argument number. The player is incapable of verifying the existence of a button with this command.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

256384ET<CR>

R<CR>

Emulates the “left” click at the

 

 

 

point (256,384) on the screen

6.35Get Information (DVD)

Function

:

gets the disc information

Format

:

Integer GI

Explanation : The command, combined with a 4-digit ID and a 4-digit Sub-ID, returns the requested information to the player.

Integer = XXXXYYYY

 

 

ID (XXXX)

Sub-ID (YYYY)

Return Data from the Player

0000

Any number

E06 (argument error)

0001

0000 to 0023

System Parameter Info (4-digit)

0001

More than 0023

E06 (argument error)

00002 or more

Any number

E06 (argument error)

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Operating Modes

The player only returns system parameter information in cases where ID = 0001, otherwise the player returns error message E06.

Below is a list of the (SPRM) System Parameter. For more information, refer to "Table 4.6.1.2-1:System Parameters (SPRMs) in the DVD Specifications for a Read-Only Disc, (Part 3 VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS).

SPRM Explanation

0Menu Description Language Code (M_LCD)

1Audio stream number (ASTN) for TT_DOM

2Sub-picture stream number (SPSTN) & TT_DOM On/Off flag

3Angle number (AGLN) for TT_DOM

4Title number (TTN) for TT_DOM

5VTS Title number (VTS_TTN) for TT_DOM

6Title PGC number (TT_PGCN) for TT_DOM

7Part_of_Title number (PTTN) for One_Sequential_PGC_Title

8Highlighted Button number (HL_BTNN) for Selection state

9Navigation Timer (NV_TMR)

10TT_PGCN for NV_TMR

11Player Audio Mixing Mode (P_AMXMD) for Karaoke

12Country Code (CTY_LVL) for Parental Management

13Parental Level (PTL_LVL)

14Player Configuration (P_CFG) for Video

15P_CFG for Audio

16Initial Language Code (INI_LCD) for AST

17INI_LCD_EXT for AST

18INI_LCD for SPST

19

(INI_LCD_EXT) Initial Language Code extension for SPST

20Player Region Code

21reserved

22reserved

23reserved for extended playback mode

For example

SPRM(8): Highlighted Button number (HL_BTNN) for Selection state

 

b15

b14

b13

b12

b11

b10

b9

b8

 

 

 

HL_BTNN

 

 

 

reserved

 

b7

b6

b5

b4

b3

b2

b1

b0

 

 

 

 

reserved

 

 

 

HL_BTNN...... 1 to 36:

 

HL_BTNN value

 

 

 

 

 

Others:

 

reserved

 

 

 

 

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Operating Modes

Execution :

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

00010008GI<CR>

1400<CR>

Selecting button #5 now

 

6.36Memory Data Upload

Function

:

reads the data from internal memory in a player

Format

:

MU

Explanation : The player, while in Park mode, sends the data to the computer with the total bytes equaling 11,358bytes

*2,020bytes in data composed of Condition, Last memory (SETUP, ADV.SETUP, Error History, Program area, etc.)

*9,332 bytes data such as Command Stack data

Both sets of information can be read at the same time.

 

 

The Communication flows as shown below.

 

 

 

 

(N=11,358)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer

 

 

 

DVD player

 

 

 

 

 

---MU<CR>--->

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<---R<CR>----

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<--1st byte data--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<--2nd byte data--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<--(N-1)th byte data--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<--Nth byte data<CR>--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<---R<CR>----

 

 

Format of the data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BP

 

 

Contents

 

Numbers of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bytes

 

 

0 - 1

 

(1)

Total number of the transfer data

 

2 bytes

 

 

 

 

 

(fixed number = 2C5Eh)

 

 

 

 

2 - 5

 

(2)

00000000

 

 

4 bytes

 

 

6 - 9

 

(3)

Player ID (501571XX)

 

4 bytes

 

 

10 - 9,333

 

(4)

Command Stack Data

 

9,324 bytes

 

 

9,334-9,361

 

(5)

All FF

 

28 bytes

 

 

9,362 -

 

(6)

Setup data

 

1904 bytes

 

11,049

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,266 -

 

(7)

ADV.SETUP setting data

 

20 bytes

 

11,285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,286 -

 

(8)

Extend Terminal user setting data

 

60 bytes

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Operating Modes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,345

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,346

(9) Calibration data of touch device

1 Byte

 

 

 

11,347 -

(10) FFFFFFh

 

3 Bytes

 

 

 

11,349

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11350 -

(11) 00000000

 

4 Bytes

 

 

 

11353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11354 -

(12) check sum

 

4 bytes

 

 

 

11357

 

 

 

 

 

Execution :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park mode

 

 

 

 

 

MU<CR>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R<CR>

Receives the command and

 

 

 

…(11,358

starts the transfer of the data,

 

 

 

bytes)…<CR>

11,358 bytes (ends with <CR>)

R<CR>

6.37Return Firmware Version

Function

:

Returns player firmware version

Format

:

?Z

Explanation : The command lists a number on the monitor which is the player’s current firmware version.

Execution :

 

 

 

String

Status Return

DVD player

 

?Z<CR>

1.006

Returns current firmware version

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Operating Modes

7.OPERATING MODES

The Operating or Active mode consists of five sub-modes; Open, Park, Setup, Random Access and Reject. A command causes the player to change from one sub-mode to another. The five sub-modes are described below.

7.1Open

The disc tray is open.

7.2Park

The player enters the Park mode when the tray is closed.

7.3Setup

If the Start command is sent while a disc is in the player, the disc spins up and the player proceeds to the Setup mode.

7.4Random Access

The player enters the Random Access mode when the disc is ready for playback.

The Random Access mode is divided into six sub-modes; Play, Still, Scan, Pause, Multi Speed and Search. Various picture controls in the Random Access mode are available when playing a DVD or VCD disc. The effects are achieved through highly-detailed mode transfers. Refer to the previous figure for mode relationship information.

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Operating Modes

7.5Reject

When the Reject command is sent to the player, video playback stops. Once the disc rotation has stopped, the player enters the Park mode.

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Internal Registers

8.DVD-V8000 INTERNAL REGISTERS

When arguments (e.g., Title number, Chapter number, Time Code, etc.), accompany commands to the player, argument values are set in the appropriate player registers. This Chapter describes each internal register of the player.

8.1Current Time/Frame

The register contains the current time while a DVD disc is playing. A CD/VCD disc provides both a current Time Code and a Block number within the register.

8.2P-TIME

The P-TIME Register contains the elapsed time within a Track or a Chapter.

8.3Current Title/Track (Current Chapter)

The register contains the current Title/Track Number (Chapter Number).

8.4Current Index

The register contains the current Index number.

8.5Serial Digit Buffer

The register contains the command argument values. The commands are placed in a separate, exclusive register.

When the player evaluates a command, the contents of the buffer are transferred to a specified register.

8.6Remote Control Use Address Flag

When a Search command is sent through the remote control to the player, a flag specifies if the address assigned is a Title/Track, Chapter, Time or Frame.

8.7Remote Control Digit Buffer

The register contains the numbers input through the remote control.

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8.8Remote Control Data Register

The register contains the temporary data input through the remote control.

8.9Serial Use Address Flag

When the Serial Interface controls the player, a flag specifies if the address assigned is a Title/Track, Chapter, Time or Frame.

8.10Search Time/Frame

The register contains a goal Frame number or Time Code.

8.11Search Title/Track (Search Chapter)

The register contains a goal Title/Track number (Chapter number) during a Search.

This function is identical to the Search Time/Frame (refer to 8.10).

8.12Search Index

The register contains a goal Index number during a Search.

This function is identical to the Search Time/Frame command (refer to 8.11).

8.13Mark Time/Frame

The register contains a marker (representing the Frame number ot Time Code or Block number) which indicates the end point of an Auto Play.

When the player performs an Auto Play, the contents of the Mark Time/Frame and the Current Time/Frame are compared.

8.14Mark Title/Track (Mark Chapter)

The register contains the Title/Track (mark Chapter) as a marker. The function is identical to the Mark Time/Frame (refer to 8.12).

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8.15Mark Index

The register contains the Index number as a marker.

The function is identical to the Mark Time/Frame command (refer to 8.14).

8.16Video Control

The player uses the register to control the Video ON/OFF switch.

8.17Audio Control

The player uses the register to select the audio output.

8.18Display Control

The player uses the register to toggle the Character Display switch ON/OFF.

The Character Display tracks on-screen information such as Time/Frame number, Title/Track number, etc.

8.19Registers

There are two registers, A and D. The registers are reserved exclusively for CPU internal operations.

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Internal Registers

REGISTER MODEL

9 ADDRESS MODE FLAG

TITLE

TRACK

 

 

 

CHAPTER

 

 

 

 

INDEX

 

 

 

FRAME

BLOCK

1 CURRENT TIME/FRAME

 

TIME

 

 

 

 

 

2 P-TIME

 

10 SEARCH TIME/FRAME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOCK

3 CURRENT TITLE/TRACK

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 SEARCH TITLE/TRACK

 

 

 

CHAPTER

 

4 CURRENT INDEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 SERACH INDEX

5 SERIAL DIGIT BUFFER

 

13 MARK TIME/FRAME BLOCK

 

 

 

 

COMMAND

 

14 MARK TITLE/TRACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER

RxD

COMMAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECEIVE BUFFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 MARK INDEX

TxD

COMMAND

 

 

 

 

 

16 VIDEO CONTROL

 

TRANSMIT BUFFER

 

6 ADDRESS MODE FLAG

TITLE

17 AUDIO CONTROL

 

 

CHAPTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRACK

 

 

 

 

FRAME

 

 

7 RCU DATA REGISTER

TIME

18 DISPLAY CONTROL

INDEX

 

 

 

 

8 RCU DATA REGISTER

 

19 REG. A REG. D

 

 

 

 

 

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9.EXTEND TERMINAL CONTROL

To activate a function, create a switch contact with an electrical ground (Pin 1). Check Chapter 2 to verify pin (Pin 6 through Pin 13) and terminal (SW1 ~ SW8) assignments.

There are three SW functions in the EXTEND TERMINAL CONTROL. 1. To recall Command Stacks and execute

The function, STACK GROUP 1 to STACK GROUP 27, is similar to a combination of remote control buttons to recall and execute a stack.

2. To execute the function as a remote control command

The function acts the same as the buttons (ENTER, PLAY, STOP, etc.) on a remote control excluding SCAN FWD/REV.

DVD-V8000 continues execute SCAN FWD/REV even when the button on the remote control is released. But in case of EXTEND TERMINAL CONTROL, it stops to execute SCAN FWD/REV when button is released.

(In case of remote control “releasing SCAN button” will not discontinue the SCAN.

But in case of EXTEND TERMINAL, releasing SCAN switch will terminate SCAN operation.)

3. To execute as an advanced remote control button

Advanced remote control commands such as numbers from 10 to 20 may be sent as a switch control command.

Note for additional assistance, please refer to Product Information Bulletin (PIB) 152601 DVD-V7400 and Jama Port Control available on the Pioneer Electronics website under Service & Support – Business Solutions Products.

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Internal Registers

9.1Function Assignment

Create a Circuit Controller or a Diode Matrix Circuit (refer to the table below). Diode Assignment List (Standard setting and User default setting)

 

SW1

SW2

SW3

SW4

SW5

SW6

SW7

SW8

 

No.

ENTER

X

Y

Z

Function

1

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

ENTER

6

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

STACK GROUP1

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

STACK GROUP2

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

STACK GROUP3

9

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

10

10

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

11

11

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

12

12

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN/CLOSE

13

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY

14

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

15

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

16

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

3

17

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

4

18

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

5

19

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

6

20

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

PLAY

25

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

STOP

26

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

PAUSE

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

TOP MENU

28

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

7

29

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

8

30

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

9

31

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

STEP FWD

32

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

STEP REV

33

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

RETURN

34

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

SCAN FWD

35

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

SCAN REV

36

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

SKIP FWD

37

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

SKIP REV

38

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

 

STACK GROUP4

39

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

STACK GROUP5

40

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

STACK GROUP6

41

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

13

42

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

14

43

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

15

44

 

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

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Internal Registers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

17

46

 

 

X

X

 

X

 

 

18

47

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

19

48

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

20

49

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

STACK GROUP7

50

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

STACK GROUP8

51

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

STACK GROUP9

52

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

STACK GROUP10

53

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

 

STACK GROUP11

54

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

STACK GROUP12

55

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

STACK GROUP13

56

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

STACK GROUP14

57

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

STACK GROUP15

58

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

STACK GROUP16

59

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

STACK GROUP17

60

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

STACK GROUP18

61

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

STACK GROUP19

62

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

STACK GROUP20

63

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

STACK GROUP21

64

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

STACK GROUP22

65

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

STACK GROUP23

66

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

STACK GROUP24

67

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

STACK GROUP25

68

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

STACK GROUP26

69

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

STACK GROUP27

70

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

MENU

71

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

RECALL

72

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

HOME MENU

73

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

MEMORY

74

 

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

>10

75

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

REPEAT

76

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

REPEAT A-B

77

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

AUDIO

78

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

ANGLE

79

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

SUBTITLE

80

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

TITLE/CHP/FRM/TIME

81

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

 

0

82

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

CLEAR

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9.2Function User Setting

Function assignment for No1 through 30 can be changed by user in advanced set up. The procedure is given below for an example of GROUP 3 setting change to “MENU”.

Open ADV SETUP and switch EXTEND TERMINAL to User and press Enter. And then the following window opens.

DOWN button to select "GROUP 3"

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Internal Registers

RIGHT Button

DOWN Button to select "MENU"

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Internal Registers

ENTER button to change the function of switch 8 to MENU

In order to DISABLE the switch function, please select the switch and Press “CLEAR” button. And then the switch will be displayed as “nothing” as shown below.

The modification of the switch setting will be reserved within memory area even with power-off.

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Internal Registers

In order to recover the initial factory setting, please select “Default Setting” and press ENTER.

For a initial setting, Standard and User are the same.

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Internal Registers

9.3Controller

Examples of Switch and Diode specifications are charted below.

Switch Specifications

 

On Resistance

 

 

Less than 1 ohm

 

 

Off Resistance

 

More than 1 M ohm

 

 

Type

 

 

 

Non-Locking

 

Diode Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Voltage Drop (VF)

 

 

Less than 0.7 (IF 1mA)

 

Surge Forward Current (IFSM)

 

Less than 100mA

 

Forward Current

 

 

Less than 10μA

9.3.1Simple Circuit

SW1

UP ARROW

SW2

DOWN ARROW

SW3

LEFT ARROW

SW4

RIGHT ARROW

SW5

ENTER

SW6

STACK

 

GROUP 1

SW7

STACK

 

GROUP 2

SW8

STACK

 

GROUP 3

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9.2.2Diode Matrix Circuit

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Internal Registers

10.ADDITIONAL NOTES

1.If a video has a VOBU still, when the player reaches the VOBU still point, it enters the Still mode.

2.If Prohibit Pause is set for Stop Marker playback, an error is issued at any Stop Marker Point.

3.When a computer is controlling the player, send the KEY LOCK command to eliminate possible interference from the front panel buttons and/or the remote control.

4.If an invalid address is set within a command for a CD or VCD disc, the player returns an E04 error.

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Complete Command List by Name

APPENDIX A - COMPLETE COMMAND LIST BY NAME

NOTE: arg or adrs (argument or address) prefaces commands with an argument or an address parameter. If arg or adrs is in ( ), then the parameter is optional.

COMMAND

 

 

SUPPORTING

 

 

 

 

FORMATS

 

Name

Mnemonic

DVD

 

CD

VCD

Audio Control

arg

AD

x

 

x

x

Block Number

 

BK

 

 

x

 

Block Number Request

 

?B

 

 

x

 

Command Stack Play

arg

BS

x

 

 

 

CCR Mode Request

 

?M

x

 

x

x

CD Disc Status Request

 

?K

 

 

x

x

Chapter

 

CH

x

 

 

 

Chapter Number Request

 

?C

x

 

 

 

Chapter Skip

arg

SK

x

 

x

x

Clear

 

CL

x

 

x

x

Clear Screen

 

CS

x

 

x

x

Close

 

CO

x

 

x

x

Command Stack Data Download

 

BD

x

 

x

x

Command Stack Data Upload

 

BU

x

 

x

x

Communication Control Set

arg

CM

x

 

x

x

Current Address Request

 

?A

x

 

x

x

Disc Region code Request

 

?G

x

 

 

 

Display Control

arg

DS

x

 

x

X

DVD Disc Status Request

 

?V

x

 

 

 

DVD VR Play Mode

arg

VP

x

 

 

 

Error Code Request

 

?E

x

 

x

X

Frame

 

FR

x

 

 

 

Frame Number Request

 

?F

x

 

 

 

General Purpose Parameter

>A, >B, …>Z

x

 

x

x

 

_A, _B, … _Z

 

 

 

 

 

<A, <B, …<Z

 

 

 

 

Index

 

IX

 

 

x

 

Index Number Request

 

?I

 

 

x

 

Input Number Request

 

?N

x

 

x

x

Input Unit Request

 

#I

x

 

x

x

Key Lock

arg

KL

x

 

x

x

Lead Out Symbol

 

LO

x

 

x

x

Multi-Speed Forward

(adrs)

MF

x

 

 

x

Multi-Speed Reverse

(adrs)

MR

x

 

 

 

Open

 

OP

x

 

x

x

Output Select

arg

OS

x

 

x

x

Pause

 

PA

x

 

x

x

Play

(adrs)

PL

x

 

x

x

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Complete Command List by Name

COMMAND

 

 

SUPPORTING

 

 

 

 

FORMATS

 

Name

Mnemonic

DVD

 

CD

VCD

Player Active Mode Request

 

?P

x

 

x

x

Player Model Name Request

 

?X

x

 

x

x

Player Region Code Request

 

?H

x

 

x

x

Print Character

arg

PR

x

 

x

x

Register A Request

 

$A

x

 

x

x

Register A Set (Display)

arg

RA

x

 

x

x

Register D Request

 

$D

x

 

x

x

Register D Set

arg

RD

x

 

x

x

Reject

 

RJ

x

 

x

x

Repeat Mode

 

RM

x

 

x

x

Scan Forward

 

NF

x

 

x

x

Scan Reverse

 

NR

x

 

x

x

Scan Stop

 

NS

x

 

x

x

Search

adrs

SE

x

 

x

x

Select Angle

arg

AG

x

 

 

 

Select Aspect

arg

AP

x

 

 

 

Select Audio

arg

AU

x

 

 

 

Select Subtitle

arg

SU

x

 

 

 

Speed

arg

SP

x

 

 

x

Stack Group Set

arg

GP

x

 

 

 

Start

 

SA

x

 

x

x

Step Forward

 

SF

x

 

 

x

Step Reverse

 

SR

x

 

 

 

Still

 

ST

x

 

 

x

Stop Marker

adrs

SM

x

 

x

x

Time

 

TM

x

 

x

x

Time Code Request

 

?T

x

 

x

x

Title

 

TI

x

 

 

 

Title/Track Number Request

 

?R

x

 

x

x

TOC Information Request

 

?Q

x

 

x

x

Track

 

TR

 

 

x

x

Video Control

arg

VD

x

 

x

x

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