Pioneer DCS-360 User Manual
Setting up your dvd/cd receiver
Setting up your DVD/CD Receiver
Check that you have all the accessories, then put
the batteries in the remote control.
AM loop antenna
Connect the AM and FM antennas to the rear panel of the DVD/CD receiver.
Push open the tabs, then insert
one wire fully into each terminal.
Release the tabs to secure the AM
Pull off the protective
shields of both AM antenna
Fix the AM loop antenna to the
To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the
direction indicated by the arrow (fig. A) then
clip the loop onto the stand (fig. B).
Note: If you plan to mount the AM antenna
to a wall or other surface, secure the stand
with screws (fig. C) before clipping the loop
to the stand. Make sure the reception is clear.
Place the AM antenna on a flat
surface and point in the direction
giving the best reception.
Don’t let it come into contact with metal
objects and avoid placing near computers,
television sets or other electrical appliances.
Connect the FM wire antenna to the FM UNBAL 75
Ω antenna terminal.
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully and fix to a wall or door
frame. Don’t drape loosely or leave coiled up.
The signal earth (
H) is designed to reduce noise that occurs when an
antenna is connected. It is not an electrical safety earth.
When connecting this system or changing connections, be sure to switch the power off with the STANDBY/ON button, and disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet.
Do not use these speakers with any other system or amplifier as this may result in damage or fire.
Connect each speaker using the color-coded speaker cords.
Match them to the colored speaker terminals on the rear
panel of the DVD/CD receiver.
Connect each speaker as shown below.
Twist and pull off the protective
shields on each wire.
Connect the wires to the
speaker. Match the colored
wire with the color-coded
label (above the tabs), then
insert the colored wire into
the red (+) tab and the other
wire with the black (–) tab.
Connect the other end to the
color-coded speaker terminals
on the rear of the DVD/CD
receiver (as shown at left).
Make sure to insert completely.
The small lug at the wire-end of
the speaker plug should face up
or down depending on whether
it's being plugged into one of
the upper or lower three
speaker terminals. Please make
sure to connect correctly.
For the best surround sound, setup your speakers
as above. The front left and right speakers should
be about 1.8 m to 2.7 m apart.
Congratulations! You're done setting up.
Connect the DVD/CD receiver to your TV, then connect the
supplied power cord.
Connect the power cord to the AC inlet.
Connect one end to a video input on your TV.
Use the supplied video cord.
Using the remote control
The remote control can be used within a range of about 7
meters from the remote sensor on the front panel, and
within a 30 degree angle.
• The remote control may not work if there is an obstacle
between the remote control and the display unit, or if the
remote control is not directed towards the remote sensor
of the display unit at the correct angle.
• The remote control may not work properly if strong
light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining
onto the unit’s remote sensor.
• The remote control may not work properly when this
unit is used near devices emitting infrared rays, or when
remote controls of other devices which use infrared rays
are used. Also, the use of this remote control may cause
other devices to work improperly.
• When the operating range of the remote becomes too
short, replace the batteries.
Remote control battery caution
Incorrect use of batteries may cause leakage or
Always be sure to follow these guidelines:
• Always insert batteries into the battery compartment
correctly matching the positive
ª and negative ·
polarities, as shown by the display inside the
• Never mix new and used batteries.
• Batteries of the same size may have different voltages,
depending on brand. Do not mix different brands of
• When disposing of used batteries, please comply with
governmental regulations or environmental public
instruction's rules that apply in your country or area.
• In order to prevent battery leakage, remove the
batteries when not using the remote control for an
extended period (one month or more). If leakage occurs,
carefully wipe away any battery fluid inside the
compartment, and replace the batteries with new ones.
• Do not allow books or other objects to rest on top of
the remote control, since the buttons may be depressed,
causing faster exhaustion of the batteries.
• Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or
excessively hot places, such as inside a car or near a heater.
This can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch
fire. It can also reduce the life or performance of batteries.
Additional notes on connecting antennas
• Keep antenna cables away from the main unit and other
• To assure optimum reception, pull the FM antenna so that it is
fully extended and not coiled or hanging at the rear of the unit.
• If reception with the supplied antenna is poor, see the Other
connections section in the main operating instructions for
details on connecting outdoor antennas.
Additional notes on speaker placement
Place the speakers as shown in step 3 to achieve the optimum
surround sound effect. Also observe the following guidelines:
• Install the main front left and right speakers at an equal
distance from the TV.
• Install the center speaker above or below the TV so that the
sound of the center channel is localized at the TV screen.
• When installing the center speaker on top of the TV, be sure
to secure it with tape or some other suitable means.
Otherwise, the speaker may fall from the TV due to external
shocks such as earthquakes, endangering those nearby or
damaging the speaker.
• Do not connect the supplied speakers with any other
amplifier. This may result in malfunction or fire.
• Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted together
and inserted fully into the speaker terminal. If any of the bare
speaker wire touches the back panel it may cause the power to
cut off as a safety measure.
• The front, center and surround speakers supplied with this
system are magnetically shielded. However, depending on the
installation location, color distortion may occur if the speaker
is installed extremely close to the screen of a television set. If
this happens case, turn the power switch of the television set
OFF, and turn it ON after 15 min to 30 min. If the problem
persists, place the speaker system away from the television set.
• The subwoofer is not magnetically shielded and so should
not be placed near a TV or monitor. Magnetic storage media
(such as floppy discs and tape or video cassettes) should also
not be kept close to the subwoofer.
• Do not attach the front, surround speakers and subwoofer
to the wall or ceiling. They may fall off and cause injury.
Connect the other end to the video output of the DVD/CD receiver.
This player is equipped with copy protection technology. Do not connect this
player to your TV via a VCR using AV cables, as the picture from this player will not
appear properly on your TV.
(Connect to speaker)
(Connect to rear panel)
Upper three terminals
Lower three terminals
These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. To prevent the risk of
electric shock when connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables, disconnect
the power cord before touching any uninsulated parts.
AA size IEC R6
dry cell batteries
Power cord *
* In some countries or regions, the shape of the
power plug may sometimes differ from that
shown in the explanatory drawings.
* Illustration shows the U.K. model
* Illustration shows the U.K. model
INPUT CHANNEL VOLUME
To AC outlet
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