Universal Remote Control Home Theater System DMS AV TPS2000 User Manual

DMS-AV TSP2000  
Home Theater Amplifier  
Owner's Manual  
 
DMS-AV HOME THEATER AMPLIFIER  
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7  
Cautions on Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7  
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  
FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  
Introduction / Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  
DMS-AV Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  
DMS-AV Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  
Quick Start Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  
Connection Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19  
Video Inputs - Hardware Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20  
Video Input Connection – HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20  
Video Input Connection - Component Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20  
Video Input Connection - Composite Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20  
Video Outputs - Hardware Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21  
Video Output Connection - HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21  
Video Output Connection - Component Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21  
Audio Inputs - Hardware Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Audio Input Connection – HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Audio Input Connection - Optical Digital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Audio Input Connection - Coax Digital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Audio Input Connection - Stereo Analog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Audio Output - Hardware Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  
Audio Output Connection – Unbalanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  
Audio Output Connection – Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  
Audio Output Connection – Subwoofer(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24  
Audio Output Connection - Optical Digital Record . . . . . . . . . . . 24  
Audio Output Connection - Analog Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24  
Configuration and Control - Hardware Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . 25  
Ethernet Communication - Connection Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 25  
Infrared Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25  
Control Output Triggers / Amp Enable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26  
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26  
Video Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26  
Detail Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26  
Mosquito Noise Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26  
Edge Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27  
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HDMI Audio Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27  
CEC Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27  
Auto A/V Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27  
Video PReP ® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28  
Video Test Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28  
Frame Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28  
Bright/Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28  
Checker board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29  
Vertical Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29  
Horizontal Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29  
Judder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29  
Color 8 Bars 75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30  
Color 8 Bars 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30  
OSD Transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30  
Audio Modes and Speaker Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30  
Audio/Surround Mode Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30  
On Screen Display (OSD) Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31  
Momentary OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31  
Software Setup - URC Accelerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31  
DMS-AV System Settings – Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31  
Speaker Size/Speaker Crossover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31  
Front Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32  
Center Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32  
Surround Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32  
Surround Back Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32  
Front Height Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33  
Subwoofer(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33  
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33  
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34  
Speaker Crossover (X-Over) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34  
LFE (Dolby/DTS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34  
Height Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35  
Dolby Pro Logic II Music Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35  
Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35  
Center Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35  
Dimension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35  
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Night Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35  
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Surround modes  
40  
Selecting the Surround mode  
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Cancelling the surround mode for stereo operation  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40  
Tone Setting  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  
Automated Speaker Setup  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  
Input Settings  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  
Input Rename  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42  
Digital Audio Assign  
Analog Audio. .A.s.s.ig.n. .  
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Video Scaling  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42  
A/V Sync  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42  
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42  
DC Trigger 1  
DC Trigger 2  
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Linking Audio Zones with the DMS-AV  
Accessing Streaming Audio Sources with the DMS-AV  
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Updating DMS-AV Firmware  
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DMS-AV Specifications  
General Information  
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44  
Power Amplifier  
DSP Processing  
Video Processing  
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Video Input/Output  
General Audio Features  
USA Limited Warranty Statement  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
1. Read these instructions.  
2. Heed all warnings.  
3. Follows all instructions  
4. Do not use this apparatus near  
water.  
5. Clean only with dry cloth.  
6. Do not block any ventilation  
openings. Install in accordance  
with the manufacturer`s instructions.  
7. Do not install near any heat  
sources such as radiators, heat  
registers, stoves, or other  
apparatus (including amplifiers)  
that produce heat.  
10. Only use attachments/accessories  
specified by the manufacturer.  
11. Use only with the cart, stand,  
tripod, bracket, or table specified  
by the manufacturer, or sold with  
the apparatus. When a cart is used,  
use caution when moving the  
cart/apparatus combination to  
avoid injury from tip-over.  
8. Do not defeat the safety purpose  
of the polarized or grounding-  
type plug. A polarized plug has  
two blades with one wider than  
the other. A grounding plug has  
two blades and a third grounding  
prong. The wide blade or the  
third prong are provided for  
your safety. If the provided plug  
does not fit into your outlet,  
consult an electrician for  
replacement of the obsolete  
outlet.  
12. Unplug this apparatus during  
lightning storms or when unused  
for long periods of time.  
13. Refer all servicing to qualified  
service personnel. Servicing is  
required when the apparatus has  
been damaged in any way, such  
as power-supply cord or plug is  
damaged, liquid has been spilled  
or objects have fallen into the  
apparatus, the apparatus has been  
exposed to rain or moisture, dose  
not operate normally, or has been  
dropped.  
9. Protect the power cord from  
being walked on or pinched  
particularly at plugs,  
convenience receptacles, and the  
point where they exit from the  
apparatus.  
Cautions on Installation  
For proper heat dispersal, do not install this unit in a confined space, such as a  
bookcase or similar enclosure. More than 3” clearance is recommended for the top,  
while 0.5” is recommended for the sides and bottom of the unit. Do not place any  
other equipment on this unit.  
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Safety Precautions  
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture.  
Care should be taken to prevent objects or liquid from entering the  
enclosure. Never handle the power cord with wet hands.  
WARNING:  
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT  
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.  
CAUTION:  
To completely disconnect this product from the main AC power,  
disconnect the plug from the wall socket outlet. The main plug is used  
to completely interrupt the power supply to the unit and must be within  
easy access by the user.  
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To prevent the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover. No user-  
serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.  
These servicing instructions are for use by qualified service personnel  
only. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing  
other than that contained in the operating instructions unless you are  
qualified to do so.  
• The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation  
openings with items, such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.  
• No naked flame source, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the  
unit.  
• Observe and follow local regulations regarding battery disposal.  
• Do not expose the unit to dripping or splashing fluids, do not place  
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the unit.  
• Prevent damage to the power cord. Replace the power cord if it becomes  
damaged in any way. Always grasp the plug on the power cord when  
plugging or unplugging the receiver from the AC outlet.  
Your system may produce sound levels capable of causing permanent  
hearing loss. Do not operate for extended periods of time at high volume  
levels.  
• Protect the receiver from impact and place the receiver on a level surface.  
• The receiver is equipped with raised feet to provide ventilation, reduce  
acoustic feedback, and protect against scratching the surface the unit is  
resting on. URC advises against removing the feet.  
• Do not stack anything on top of the receiver (processor, source, etc.)  
Leave a minimum of 3" clearance from above the top of the receiver.  
• The receiver should be located away from sources sensitive to heat.  
• Do not perform any internal modifications to the receiver.  
• Always connect the receiver's power cord to a dedicated AC outlet for  
normal operation.  
• If young children are present, adult supervision should be provided until  
the children are capable of following all rules for safe operation.  
• Mistaking CONTROL OUTPUT or IR INPUT connectors for audio/video  
inputs or outputs may damage your receiver or other components.  
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It is recommended that the system speaker impedance seen by the  
amplifier channels of the receiver not fall below 4 ohms. Best amplifier  
thermal stability is achieved when it operates into a 4 ohms or greater  
speaker load. The nominal impedance of most home speakers range  
between 6 and 8 ohms.  
The receiver should be serviced by qualified personnel when:  
A. The receiver is not functioning properly.  
B. Objects have entered the chassis.  
C. The receiver was exposed to rain or any other type of moisture.  
D. The receiver was dropped, or the chassis is damaged.  
Any changes or modifications in construction of this device which are  
not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could  
void the user`s authority to operate the equipment.  
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003 Cet  
apprareil numerique de la Classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du  
Canada.  
Note: The manufacturer is not responsible for any Radio or TV interference  
caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications  
could void the user`s authority to operate the equipment.  
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic  
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.  
Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent Nos: 5,956,674; 5,974,380;  
6, 226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 &  
other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS-HD, the Symbol,  
& DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks & DTS-HD  
Master Audio is a trademark of DTS, Inc. Product includes software. ©  
DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  
"HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are  
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United  
States and other countries."  
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FCC INFORMATION  
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a  
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits  
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference  
in a residential installation. If this equipment does cause harmful  
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by  
turning the equipment Off and On, the user is encouraged to try to correct  
the interference by one or more of the following measures:  
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.  
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to  
which the receiver is connected.  
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.  
Product name: Home Theater Amplifier  
Model Number: TSP-2000  
Responsible Party Name: UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL, INC.  
Address: 500 MamaroneckAvenue, Harrison, NY 10528  
Phone: (914)835-4484, Fax: (914)835-4532  
Introduction / Overview  
URC's DMS-AV is our new state-of-the-art Network Home Theater  
Processor which is the centerpiece of your Home Theater System, all based  
on network technology. It is easy to setup and use, sounds great and  
delivers crystal clear high-definition video to your home theater. The DMS-  
AV provides today's cutting edge technologies and performance with  
sophistication and convenience that is unparalleled in this industry, all at  
the touch of a button. Dolby Digital, DTS, and URC’s proprietary  
multichannel stereo and surround modes deliver the best audio formats to  
you with detail, clarity, and tremendous bass and treble response.  
URCs DMS-AV performance is based upon combining our in-house design  
expertise with that of our engineering partners. The DMS-AV has a fully  
loaded rear panel with 11 discrete audio & video inputs, as well as a  
Phono Input (MM), including 5 HDMI Inputs and 7 x 125 watt amplifier  
channels. Combine all these connections with our state-of-the-art  
technology inside the DMS-AV and you get pristine sound and  
picture quality unprecedented in the industry.  
Cutting edge technologies combined with URCs legendary user interface  
design, engineering and manufacturing expertise make the DMS-AV the  
elegant and easy choice for today’s demanding home theater installations.  
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DMS-AV Front Panel  
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2
3
4
5
6
7
1. Right-Hand Knob -The right selector knob’s primary purpose is audio  
volume adjustment.  
2. Power LED – This LED illuminates Blue when the DMS-AV is ON and  
Red when the DMS-AV is in Standby mode.  
3. Ethernet LED - The Ethernet LED illuminates STEADY BLUE when  
successfully connected to an Ethernet network, otherwise when not  
connected it will BLINK BLUE.  
4. HDMI LED - The HDMI LED illuminates Blue when the DMS-AV is  
playing an HDMI source.  
5. DTS-HD LED - The DTS-HD LED illuminates when the DMS-AV is  
playing a DTS-HD bitstream.  
6. Digital LED - The Digital LED illuminates when the DMS-AV is playing a  
source containing a digital bitstream. This includes any Dolby, DTS or  
PCM input type, as well as a URC Proprietary Streaming Audio Input.  
7. Standby Button – Pressing this button toggles the state of Standby mode.  
Pressing and holding this button causes the DMS-AV to reboot.  
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DMS-AV Rear Panel  
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2
3
4
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6 7 8  
9 10  
11  
12  
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1. Voltage Triggers, Reset Switch and Ethernet - The two 12 volt triggers  
present at this section of the back panel supply a maximum current of  
100 mA, and can be used to trigger an external amplifier, or can also be  
used to trigger the use of an anamorphic lens on a projector. These jacks  
are both 3.5 mm mono style female mini jacks. The pin is positive(+), and  
the sleeve is ground.  
Each of the 12V DC triggers may be set to 12V DC when a particular input  
is selected. For example, Trigger #1 may be set to output 12V DC when  
Input 8 is selected. When another input besides Input 8 is selected, Trigger  
#1 will go to 0V DC.  
The Ethernet port is a 10/100 Base Ethernet port, that allows receiving and  
sending multicast audio streams when used with a DMS/SNP URC Multi  
zone system, and also used for command and control when used with an  
MRX-10/MRX-12 (or similar) URC Advanced System Controller.  
Pressing the RESET button will return the DMS-AV to its factory default  
state.  
2. Optical and Coaxial Digital S/PDIF Inputs/Output - By default, the  
optical and coaxial S/PDIF audio inputs are not assigned to any composite,  
component or HDMI video input. The optical and coaxial S/PDIF inputs  
require assignment to a video input (via the on-screen display, or the URC  
Accelerator PC application).  
Any of the optical/coaxial S/PDIF inputs can be assigned to any numbered  
video input (Composite, Component or HDMI). The optical/coaxial S/PDIF  
inputs cannot be assigned to Input Phono or Input Multi Cast Stream, since  
those inputs are “Audio Only” inputs.  
The optical digital output shall provide a S/PDIF digital output of any selected  
optical input signal. This digital output is for use with a digital recording device.  
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3. Remote Infrared Input - The Infrared Input port allows for easy integration with  
an RF(radio frequency) to IR (infrared) style base station, such as the URC MRF-350  
or MRF-260. This port provides the ability to perform simple one-way control of  
the DMS-AV with a URC legacy-style infrared remote control, such as a MX-900,  
MX-980 or MX-880, among others. Use of this port with RF based remote controls  
allows for “stand alone” operation of the DMS-AV, that is, use of the DMS-AV  
without an MRX-10/MRX-12 or similar external URC Advanced System Controller.  
This is a 3.5 mm mono style female mini jack input, with the tip being positive(+),  
and the sleeve being ground.  
4. HDMI Inputs/Output - The DMS-AV supports six HDMI connections; five are  
used for signal input, while one supports HDMI signal output.  
The DMS-AV supports a single HDMI video output. All video signals sent to the  
DMS-AV via composite, component, HDMI, or generated by the internal on-screen  
display output via the HDMI OUT connector.  
The HDMI Technology within the DMS-AV supports all versions of HDMI, which  
means it is compatible with the following formats:  
sRGB  
YCbCr  
Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD Video and Audio at Full Resolution  
Consumer Electronic Control (CEC)  
Deep Color  
xvYCC  
Auto Lip-Sync  
Dolby TrueHD Bitstream Capable  
DTS-HD Master Audio Bitstream Capable  
Audio Return Channel  
3D over HDMI  
5. Main AC Rocker Style Switch - Provided is a Main AC Rocker Switch. This  
switch is sometimes known as a “Vacation” switch, and is used to remove main  
AC from the DMS-AV, or perform a hard reboot of the unit.  
6. Composite Video Inputs - The DMS-AV supports four composite video RCA  
connectors. All video present at these connectors is upconverted to the HDMI  
Video Output.  
7. Analog Audio Inputs - The DMS-AV provides seven total analog audio inputs.  
Six of these inputs support a line-level analog audio signal. One of these inputs  
will support a phono level analog audio signal. The Phono Input supports the MM  
(Moving Magnet) phono input type. The Phono Input also provides a ground lug  
connector on the DMS-AV back panel.  
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8. Component Video Inputs/Output - The DMS-AV has three component video  
connections. Two of these connections are inputs, while the third connection acts  
as a video output (in case HDMI is not used).  
The component video inputs accept a maximum input resolution of 1080i/60Hz.  
The component video output supports a maximum output resolution of  
1080i/60Hz. Composite and HDMI video are not converted and will not output via  
the component video. The on-screen display is not viewable via the component  
video output as it only works with HDMI.  
9. Setup Microphone Input - This jack allows the connection of an external  
microphone for automated setup of the DMS-AV speakers, in regards to  
crossovers, audio levels, and equalization. This is a 3.5 mm mono style female  
mini jack, tip being positive(+), and sleeve being ground. A setup microphone is  
provided.  
10. Record Output – This output is an analog left/right line level signal of the  
currently selected analog audio input. Only analog audio input signals are output  
via this connection. Volume control settings do not effect the record output. This  
stereo pair of analog RCA outputs are for use with an analog recording device.  
11. Preamplifier Outputs – The DMS-AV supports nine preamplifier audio  
outputs. In addition to the standard “7.1” audio outputs, including front, center,  
surround and subwoofer channels, the DMS-AV shall also support a second  
subwoofer output channel. These surround outputs are designed for driving  
external power amplifiers or powered speakers.  
12. Speaker Outputs - The DMS-AV provides seven amplifier channels for  
surround sound reproduction, rated at 125 watts per channel into an 8 ohm  
speaker load.  
Within the on-screen display or the URC Accelerator Application, set your DMS-  
AV to use "Surround Back" amplifier channels or "Front Height" amplifier  
channels. Surround back speakers and front height speakers cannot be  
powered simultaneously.  
The output connectors are industry standard high-current binding posts.  
Bare speaker wire may be secured within the screw-type binding posts, or  
banana plugs may be inserted into the center of the binding posts.  
The processed audio present at the binding post connectors (speaker  
connections) contains the same processing as the audio present at the pre-  
amplifier stage. As an example, if a crossover is applied to the front left and  
right preamplifier channels, the same crossover settings are applied to the  
front left and right speaker outputs, only amplified.  
13. AC Receptacle - For attaching the supplied high current AC power cord  
to the unit.  
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Quick Start Considerations  
Your URC receiver is pre-programmed for ease of operation, right out of the  
box. In general, there is minimal setup required to start using your new  
DMS-AV Network Home Theater Processor.  
To quickly setup and begin operating your receiver, follow these steps:  
1. Start with all AC power cords unplugged from their designated AC outlet.  
2. From each source device, connect the A/V cables which could include  
composite, component, or HDMI cables.  
3. Connect the speaker cables from the receivers speaker outputs to the  
appropriate speakers.  
4. Connect the appropriate video cables from the receivers video outputs to  
the video monitors input(s).  
5. Connect an Ethernet cable from the DMS-AV to local network router.  
6. Plug the AC power cords for the DMS-AV and all connected sources into  
their designated AC outlets.  
7. Power On the DMS-AV. Bring the DMS-AV out of “standby” mode, via  
the front panel “standby” button.  
8. Power On all source components.  
9. On a computer connected to the same network as the DMS-AV, launch the  
DMS System Toolbox application.  
10. In the unit discovery window, select the Network Scan button. Select the  
DMS-AV Home Theater Amplifier.  
11. In the DMS System Toolbox application, select any of the connected source  
components. Verify proper operation of the DMS-AV and the source  
components.  
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The rest of this manual will give further insight into the many aspects of your  
new receiver. Some additional installation considerations should be noted as  
follows:  
• It is important that your electronic equipment be located where there is  
proper ventilation. Failure to ventilate your receiver could result in erratic  
operation and possible failure caused by overheating. A minimum of 3”  
should be maintained above the receiver. Do not place items directly on top  
of the receiver. Do not place flammable items on, around or near the A/V  
equipment (curtains, paper, etc.).  
• URC provides a software program, URC Accelerator, that aids in the setup  
process of the DMS-AV. Contact your URC Representative to acquire this PC  
Application. URC Accelerator is easy to use and is intended to simplify the  
setup process of your new URC Network Home Theater Processor and all  
user interfaces.  
• Configure a system diagram of all components that are to be connected into  
the system. The receiver has a total of eleven Audio and Video inputs, and 1  
Phono input. The back panel is labeled IN 1, IN 2, IN 3, IN 4, IN 5, IN 6,  
Phono, IN 7, IN 8, IN 9, IN 10, IN 11 for component video /analog audio  
sources, Phono for the phono source, and HDMI sources.  
The optical digital and coax digital inputs are labeled IN A, IN B, IN C and  
IN D respectively, and can be assigned to any of the composite, component  
and HDMI Video inputs. By default, the optical and coax digital inputs are not  
assigned to any video input. Use the on-screen display or the URC Accelerator  
application to assign an optical or coax digital input to any video input.  
The source names by default are set to IN 1, IN 2, IN 3 etc...The inputs may be  
renamed in the on-screen display, or in the URC Accelerator application to  
reflect the desired source name. For example, the name IN 9 may be changed  
to “Blu-Ray. The renamed source input name will appear on the DMS-AV’s OSD  
(on-screen display).  
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• Determine the type of cable that is needed for each connection. Keep in  
mind that the quality of the cabling that is used may make a difference in the  
overall audio and video quality. Try to keep interconnecting cable runs as  
short as possible. When routing cables between equipment, be sure to keep  
AC cables separate from audio cables. It is a good idea to bundle like cables  
together to keep interference (noise) to a minimum.  
• It is a good idea to label each cable with a name or number at both ends,  
when allocating each cable. Have all the cables you need before you begin  
the installation because it is inconvenient to run to the store when you are  
excited to hear what the system will sound like.  
• Plan enough cable length and space to allow future access to the back panel.  
• For best performance it is recommended that a dedicated AC power line or  
supply be used. If the equipment is installed in a rack, be sure to insulate the  
equipment from the rack itself.  
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