Pioneer DCS-353 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.
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.
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.
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
• 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
• 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 rupture.
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 compartment.
• Never mix new and used batteries.
• Batteries of the same size may have different voltages,
depending on brand. Do not mix different brands of batteries.
• 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 cables.
• 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
If your listening room is of adequate size, place the speakers as
shown in step 3 to achieve the optimum surround sound effect. If
you are listening in a fairly small room and a typical surround speaker
setup is not possible, see Home theater sound setup in the instruction
manual and the Speaker Setup Guide for information on the Front
Surround 3-spot setup option.
When using the standard surround speaker setup as shown in step 3,
please observe the following guidelines:
• Install the main front left and right speakers at an equal distance
from the TV.
• For optimum effect, place the rear speakers slightly above ear level.
• 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
• 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
• Do not attach the 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 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
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 to speaker)
(Connect to rear panel)
Upper three terminals
Lower three terminals
AA size IEC R6
dry cell batteries
To AC outlet
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