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DVP-NS325/NS330/NS333/NS430/NS433/NS530/NS725P/NS730P

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SPECIFICATIONS
System LINE OUT (AUDIO): Phono jack/ General
Laser: Semiconductor laser 2 Vrms/ 10 kilohms Power consumption: 13 W/ 14 W
Signal format system: NTSC DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 55.5 ×
output jack/-18d Bm (wave length: 244 mm (17 × 2 1/10 × 9 5/8 in.)
Audio characteristics 660 nm) (NS725P/NS530/NS730P/ (NS325/NS530/NS330/NS333)
Frequency response: DVD VIDEO (PCM NS430/NS433) 430 × 55.5 × 237 mm (17 × 2 3/16 ×
96 kHz): 2 Hz to 44 kHz (±1.0 dB)/ DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/ 9 5 /8 in.) (NS325/NS530/NS330/
DVD VIDEO (PCM 48 kHz): 2 Hz to 0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms (NS325/NS725P/ NS333)
22 kHz (±0.5 dB)/CD: 2 Hz to 20 kHz NS530/NS730P/NS330/NS333/
(±0.5 dB) NS430/NS433) Supplied accessories
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ratio): 115 dB COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB, P R): See page 14 (NS325)
(LINE OUT (L/R) AUDIO jacks only) Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p/P B, PR : See page 15 (NS725P/NS530/NS730P/
Harmonic distortion: 0.003% 0.65 Vp-p/75 ohms (NS325/NS725P) NS330/NS333/NS430/NS433)
Dynamic range: DVD VIDEO: 103 dB/ COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P B/C B,
CD: 99 dB P R/C R): Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, Specifications and design are subject to
Wow and flutter: Less than detected PB /CB , PR /CR: 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms change without notice.
value (±0.001% W PEAK) (NS730P)
The signals from LINE OUT L/R COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, CB/C R): ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered
(AUDIO) jacks are measured. When you Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C B, CR: mark.
play PCM sound tracks with a 96 kHz 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms (NS350) As an ENERGY STAR  Partner, Sony
sampling frequency, the output signals LINE OUT (VIDEO): Phono jack/ Corporation has determined that this
from the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms (NS325/NS725P/ product meets the ENERGY STAR
are converted to 48 kHz sampling NS530/NS730P/NS330/NS333/ guidelines for energy efficiency.
frequency. NS430/NS433)
S VIDEO OUT: 4-pin mini DIN/Y:
Outputs/Inputs (NS325) 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms
Jack name: (Jack type/Output or (NS325/NS725P/NS530/NS730P/
Input level/Load impedance) NS330/NS333/NS430/NS433)
Outputs (NS725P/NS530/NS730P/
NS330/NS333/NS430/NS433)
Jack name: (Jack type/Output level/
Load impedance)

CD/DVD PLAYER
SAFETY CHECK-OUT
After correcting the original service problem, perform the following
safety checks before releasing the set to the customer:

1. Check the area of your repair for unsoldered or poorly-soldered LEAKAGE TEST
connections. Check the entire board surface for solder splashes The AC leakage from any exposed metal part to earth ground and
and bridges. from all exposed metal parts to any exposed metal part having a
2. Check the interboard wiring to ensure that no wires are “pinched” return to chassis, must not exceed 0.5mA (500 microampers).
or contact high-wattage resistors. Leakage current can be measured by any one of three methods.
3. Look for unauthorized replacement parts, particularly transis- 1. A commercial leakage tester, such as the Simpson 229 or RCA
tors, that were installed during a previous repair. Point them out TW-540A. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions to use these
to the customer and recommend their replacement. instruments.
4. Look for parts which, though functioning, show obvious signs 2. A battery-operated AC milliammeter. The Data Precision 245
of deterioration. Point them out to the customer and recommend digital multimeter is suitable for this job.
their replacement.
3. Measuring the voltage drop across a resistor by means of a
5. Check the line cord for cracks and abrasion. VOM or battery-operated AC volmeter. The “limit” indication
Recommend the replacement of any such line cord to the cus- is 0.75V, so analog meters must have an accurate low voltage
tomer. scale. The Simpson 250 and Sanwa SH-63Trd are examples of
6. Check the B+ voltage to see it is at the values specified. a passive VOM that is suitable. Nearly all battery operated
7. Check the antenna terminals, metal trim, “metallized” knobs, digital multimeters that have a 2V AC range are suitable. (See
screws, and all other exposed metal parts for AC leakage. Check Fig. A)
leakage as described below. Unleaded solder
Boards requiring use of unleaded solder are printed with the lead-
free mark (LF) indicating the solder contains no lead.
To Exposed Metal (Caution: Some printed circuit boards may not come printed with
Parts on Set the lead free mark due to their particular size.)

: LEAD FREE MARK


Unleaded solder has the following characteristics.
AC • Unleaded solder melts at a temperature about 40°C highter than
0.15 F 1.5k Voltmeter
(0.75 V) ordinary solder.
Ordinary soldering irons can be used but the iron tip has to be
applied to the solder joint for a slightly longer time.
Soldering irons using a temperature regulator should be set to
about 350°C
Earth Ground
Caution: The printed pattern (copper foil) may peel away if the
heated tip is applied for too long, so be careful!
Fig.A. Using an Acvoltmeter to check AC leakage.
• Strong viscosity
Unleaded solder is more viscous (sticky, less prone to flow) than
ordinary solder so use caution not to let solder bridges occur such
WARNING!!
as on IC pins, etc.
WHEN SERVICING, DO NOT APPROACH THE LASER EXIT • Usable with ordinary solder
WITH THE EYE TOO CLOSELY. IN CASE IT IS NECESSARY TO It is best to use only unleaded solder but unleaded solder may also
CONFIRM LASER BEAM EMISSION, BE SURE TO OBSERVE be added to ordinary solder.
FROM A DISTANCE OF MORE THAN 25 cm FROM THE SURFACE
OF THE OBJECTIVE LENS ON THE OPTICAL PICK-UP BLOCK.
CAUTION:
The use of optical instrument with this product will increase eye
hazard.

CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures ÉÈÀÀ
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.

SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENT WARNING!! ATTENTION AU COMPOSANT AYANT RAPPORT


COMPONENTS IDENTIFIED BY MARK OR DOTTED LINE À LA SÉCURITÉ!
WITH MARK ON THE SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND IN LES COMPOSANTS IDENTIFÉS PAR UNE MARQUE SUR
THE PARTS LIST ARE CRITICAL TO SAFE OPERATION. LES DIAGRAMMES SCHÉMATIQUES ET LA LISTE DES PIÈCES
REPLACE THESE COMPONENTS WITH SONY PARTS SONT CRITIQUES POUR LA SÉCURITÉ DE
WHOSE PART NUMBERS APPEAR AS SHOWN IN THIS FONCTIONNEMENT. NE REMPLACER CES COMPOSANTS
MANUAL OR IN SUPPLEMENTS PUBLISHED BY SONY. QUE PAR DES PIÈSES SONY DONT LES NUMÉROS SONT
DONNÉS DANS CE MANUEL OU DANS LES SUPPÉMENTS
PUBLIÉS PAR SONY.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SERVICE NOTE 2. DISASSEMBLY


1. Disc Removal Procedure (at POWER OFF) .............. 5
2. How to Service MB-108 Board ..................................... 5 2-1. Upper Case ................................................................... 2-1
2-2. Front Panel Assembly ................................................... 2-1
1. GENERAL 2-3. Loading Assembly ......................................................... 2-2
Precautions .................................................................... 1-1 2-4. Optical Device (KHM-290AAA) .................................... 2-2
About this Manual .......................................................... 1-1 2-5. DC Motor and MS-128 Board ....................................... 2-3
This Player Can Play the Following Discs ................... 1-1 2-6. ER-21 Board .................................................................. 2-3
Notes about the Discs .................................................. 1-1 2-7. AF-098 Board ................................................................ 2-4
Index to Parts and Controls ......................................... 1-2 2-8. MB-108 Board ................................................................ 2-5
Guide to On-Screen Displays (Control Bar) ............... 1-3 2-9. Switching Regulator ...................................................... 2-5
Hookups ................................................................................ 1-3 2-10. Interval Views ................................................................. 2-6
Hooking Up the Player .................................................. 1-3 2-11. Circuit Boards Location ................................................. 2-7
Step 1: Unpacking ......................................................... 1-3
Step 2: Inserting Batteries into the Remote ................. 1-3
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords ............................ 1-3 3. BLOCK DIAGRAMS
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords ............................ 1-4
Step 5: Connecting the Power Cords ........................... 1-5 3-1. Overall Block Diagram .................................................. 3-1
Step 6: Quick Setup ...................................................... 1-5 3-2. System Control Block Diagram .................................... 3-3
Playing Discs ......................................................................... 1-6 3-3. RF/Servo Block Diagram .............................................. 3-5
Playing Discs ................................................................. 1-6 3-4. Signal Processor Block Diagram ................................. 3-7
Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped 3-5. Audio Block Diagram ..................................................... 3-9
the Disc (Multi-disc Resume) ....................................... 1-6 3-6. Video Block Diagram ..................................................... 3-11
Using the DVD's Menu .................................................. 1-6 3-7. Interface Control Block Diagram .................................. 3-13
Playing VIDEO CD's With PBC Functions 3-8. Power Block Diagram (1/3) .......................................... 3-15
(PBC Playback) ............................................................. 1-6 3-9. Power Block Diagram (2/3) .......................................... 3-17
Playing an MP3 Audio Track ......................................... 1-7 3-10. Power Block Diagram (3/3) .......................................... 3-19
Various Play Mode Functions (Program Play,
Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play ........... 1-7
Searching for a Scene .......................................................... 1-8 4. PRINTED WIRING BOARDS AND
Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Scan, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS
Slow-motion Play, Search, Freeze Frame) ............ 1-8
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track/Scene, etc. 4-1. Frame Schematic Diagram ........................................... 4-1
(Search mode) ......................................................... 1-9 4-2. Printed Wiring Boards and Schematic Diagrams ........ 4-3
Viewing Information About the Disc ..................................... 1-9 Waveforms .................................................................... 4-5
Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time ........ 1-9 • AF-098 Printed Wiring Board ................................... 4-7
Sound Adjustment ................................................................. 1-10 • AF-098 (Audio Out) Schematic Diagram ............... 4-9
Changing the Sound ...................................................... 1-10 • AF-098 (Video Out) Schematic Diagram ............... 4-11
TV Virtual Surround Settings (TVS) ............................. 1-10 • AF-098 (PS Trough) Schematic Diagram ............... 4-13
Enjoying Movies .................................................................... 1-10 • AF-098 (IF) Schematic Diagram ............................. 4-15
Displaying the Subtitles ................................................. 1-10 • AF-098 Board Differential Part List ......................... 4-17
Adjusting the Picture Quality (BNR) ............................ 1-10 • ER-21 Printed Wiring Board .................................... 4-19
Adjusting the Playback Picture • ER-21 (Euro AV) Schematic Diagram .................... 4-21
(CUSTOM PICTURE MODE) ................................. 1-11 • MB-108 Printed Wiring Board .................................. 4-23
Enhancing the Playback Picture • MB-108 (System Control) Schematic Diagram ...... 4-25
(DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER) .............................. 1-11 • MB-108 (Motor Drive) Schematic Diagram ............ 4-27
Changing the Angles ..................................................... 1-11 • MB-108 (Servo) Schematic Diagram ...................... 4-29
Using Various Additional Function ........................................ 1-11 • MB-108 (AV Decoder) Schematic Diagram ........... 4-31
Locking Discs (CUSTOME PARENTAL CONTROL, • MB-108 (I/P Converter) Schematic Diagram ......... 4-33
PARENTAL CONTROL) .......................................... 1-11 • MB-108 (Audio DAC, PLL) Schematic Diagram ..... 4-35
Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote ............. 1-12 • MB-108 Board Differential Part List ........................ 4-37
Setting and Adjustmants ....................................................... 1-13 • MS-128 Printed Wiring Board .................................. 4-39
Using the Setup Display ............................................... 1-13 • MS-128 (Mecha Deck) Schematic Diagram .......... 4-41
Setting the Display or Sound Track Language • SW-384 Printed Wiring Board ................................. 4-43
(LANGUAGE SETUP) ............................................. 1-13 • SW-384 (Switch) Schematic Diagram .................... 4-45
Setting for the Display (SCREEN SETUP) .................. 1-13 • Power Block (HS8S2U) Printed Wiring Board ........ 4-47
Custom Setting (CUSTOM SETUP) ............................ 1-13 • Power Block (HS8S2U) Schematic Diagram ......... 4-49
Setting for the Sound (AUDIO SETUP) ....................... 1-13 • Power Block (ETXNY410E0F)
Additional Information ............................................................ 1-14 Printed Wiring Board ................................................ 4-51
Troubleshooting ............................................................. 1-14 • Power Block (ETXNY410E0F)
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear Schematic Diagram .................................................. 4-53
in the display .................................................................. 1-14 • Power Block (ETXNY410M0F)
Glossary ........................................................................ 1-15 Printed Wiring Board ................................................ 4-55
Language Code List ...................................................... 1-15 • Power Block (ETXNY410M0F)
Schematic Diagram .................................................. 4-57

5. IC PIN FUNCTION DESCRIPTION

5-1. System Control-Video Pin Function


(MB-108 BOARD IC104: MB9130RPFV-G-BND-E1) . 5-1

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6. TEST MODE
6-1. General Description ...................................................... 6-1
6-2. Starting Test Mode ........................................................ 6-1
6-3. Syscon Diagnosis ......................................................... 6-1
6-4. Drive Auto Adjustment .................................................. 6-5
6-5. Drive Manual Operation ................................................ 6-7
6-6. Mecha Aging .................................................................. 6-11
6-7. Emergency History ....................................................... 6-11
6-8. Version Information ....................................................... 6-11
6-9. Video Level Adjustment ................................................. 6-11
6-10. If Con Self Diagnostic Function .................................... 6-12
6-11. Troubleshooting ............................................................. 6-19

7. ELECTRICAL ADJUSTMENT

7-1. Power Supply Check ..................................................... 7-1


7-2. Adjustment of Video System ......................................... 7-2
1. Video Level Adjustment (MB-108 Board) ............... 7-2
2. Checking S Video Output S-Y ................................. 7-2
3. Checking S Video Output S-C ................................. 7-2
4. Checking Component Video Output Y .................... 7-2
5. Checking Component Video Output B-Y ................ 7-3
6. Checking Component Video Output R-Y ................ 7-3
7-3. Adjustment Related Parts Arrangement ...................... 7-4

8. REPAIR PARTS LIST

8-1. Exploded Views ............................................................. 8-1


8-1-1. Main Section ............................................................. 8-2
8-1-2. Mechanism Deck Assembly .................................... 8-4
8-2. Electrical Parts List ....................................................... 8-5

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SERVICE NOTE

1. DISC REMOVAL PROCEDURE (at POWER OFF)


1) Open dust cover to access to a hole insert a tapering driver into the aperture of the unit bottom, and move the lever of chuck can in the
direction of the arrow A. (See Fig. 1)
2) Draw out the tray in the direction of the arrow B, and remove a disc. (See Fig. 1)

The lever of a zipper cam


Hole

Tray

Fig. 1.

2. HOW TO SERVICE MB-108 BOARD 1) Remove the upper case from the main unit. (Refer to 2-1)
• Jig 2) Remove the MB-108 board. (Refer to 2-7)
3) Set the removed MB-108 board and CK-122 board to the stand
as shown in Fig. 2.

CK-122 board
(J-6090-129-A)
Stand
(CK-121 board) 6 CK-122 board
(J-6090-132-A)

CK-120 board 5 Connector (CN601)


(J-6090-127-A)

4 Two screws (B3) 1 MB-108 board

Harness 6P (J-6090-126-A)

Flexibleflat cable five


FFC 26P J-6090-117-A,
FFC 9P J-6090-118-A, 3 Connector (CN101)
FFC 5P J-6090-119-A,
FFC 15P J-6090-121-A,
FFC 25P J-6090-122-A

2 Stand
Fig. 2.

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4) Fix the CK-120 board to the location where the MB-108 board is removed.

6 FMM-48 flexible board (CN203, 48P)

7 Connector 5 FMO-8 flexible board (CN204, 8P)


(CN102, 6P)
4 Four screws
SUMITITE (B3)+BV)

8 FMS-23-108 flexible
cable (CN201, 5P) 3 MB-108 board

1 Connector
(CN601, 25P)
2 Connector
(CN101, 9P)

Fig. 3.

5) Set the five flexible flat cables and the harness as shown in Fig. 4 and Fig. 5.

1 FMM-48 flexible board 1 Flat cable


(CN203, 48P) (FFC 25P: CN301(CK-122 board)

2 FMO-8 flexible board


(CN204, 8P) 2 Connector
(CN114)

5 Connector
(CN102, 6P)

4 Harness 6P
4 FMS-23-108 flexible 3 MB-108 board (CN110) 3 Harness 6P
cable (CN201, 5P)
(CN102)

Fig. 4. Fig. 5.

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6) Set complete!

Fig. 6.

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MEMO

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DVP-NS325/NS330/NS333/NS430/NS433/NS530/NS725P/NS730P

SECTION 1-1 This section is extracted from instruction


manual
GENERAL
(Except NS725P/NS730P)
For the model supplied with the AC plug
Precautions adaptor About this Manual This Player Can Play the
If the AC plug of your unit does not fit into
• The power requirements and power
the wall autlet, attach the supplied AC plug
• Instructions in this manual describe the
Following Discs
adaptor.
consumption of this player are indicated on controls on the remote. You can also use the
the back of the player. Check that the controls on the player if they have the same Format of discs
player’s operating voltage is identical with or similar names as those on the remote. DVD VIDEO
your local power supply. • The meaning of the icons used in this
X
On operation manual is described below:
Power requirements and DVP–XXXX
• If the player is brought directly from a cold VIDEO CD
Icon Meaning
power consumption t 00W
00V 00Hz
NO.
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
0-000-000-00
Functions available for DVD
damp room, moisture may condense on the
VIDEOs and DVD-RWs/ Music CD
On safety lenses inside the player. Should this occur, DVD-Rs in video mode or
• Caution – The use of optical instruments the player may not operate properly. In this DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs
with this product will increase eye hazard. case, remove the disc and leave the player
Functions available for VIDEO
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not turned on for about half an hour until the
CDs, Super VCDs, or CD-Rs/ The “DVD VIDEO” is a trademark.
place objects filled with liquids, such as moisture evaporates. CD-RWs in video CD format
vases, on the apparatus. • When you move the player, take out any or Super VCD format
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into discs. If you don’t, the disc may be Region code
Functions available for music
the cabinet, unplug the player and have it damaged. CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in Your player has a region code printed on the
checked by qualified personnel before music CD format
On adjusting volume back of the unit and only will play DVD
operating it any further.
Functions available for DATA VIDEO discs (playback only) labeled with
Do not turn up the volume while listening to
CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD- identical region codes. This system is used to
On power sources a section with very low level inputs or no RWs containing MP3* audio protect copyrights.
• The player is not disconnected from the AC audio signals. If you do, the speakers may be tracks)
power source as long as it is connected to damaged when a peak level section is played.
* MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard DVDs labeled ALL will also play on this
the wall outlet, even if the player itself has format defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses
On cleaning player.
been turned off. audio data.
• If you are not going to use the player for a Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
If you try to play any other DVD, the message
long time, be sure to disconnect the player soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
“Playback prohibited by area limitations.”
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC detergent solution. Do not use any type of
will appear on the TV screen. Depending on
power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
the DVD, no region code indication may be
the cord. such as alcohol or benzine.
labeled even though playing the DVD is
• Should the AC power cord need to be
On cleaning discs prohibited by area restrictions.
changed, have it done at a qualified service
shop only. Do not use a commercially available cleaning X Region code
disc. It may cause a malfunction. DVP–XXXX

On placement 00W
00V 00Hz
NO.

0-000-000-00

• Place the player in a location with adequate IMPORTANT NOTICE


ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the Caution: This player is capable of holding a
player. still video image or on-screen display image
• Do not place the player on a soft surface on your television screen indefinitely. If
such as a rug that might block the you leave the still video image or on-screen
ventilation holes. display image displayed on your TV for an
• Do not place the player in a location near extended period of time you risk permanent
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct damage to your television screen. Plasma
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical Display Panel televisions and projection
shock. televisions are susceptible to this.

If you have any questions or problems


concerning your player, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.

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Example of discs that the player Note on playback operations of


cannot play DVDs and VIDEO CDs
Index to Parts and Controls
The player cannot play the following discs: Some playback operations of DVDs and For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses.
• All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)/ VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by
CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded software producers. Since this player plays
in the following formats:
Front panel
DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc
– music CD format contents the software producers designed,
– video CD format some playback features may not be available.
– MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660* Also, refer to the instructions supplied with
Level 1/Level 2, or its extended format, the DVDs or VIDEO CDs.
Joliet
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-RWs in VR mode
Copyrights
• DVD-ROMs This product incorporates copyright
• DVD Audio discs protection technology that is protected by
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs method claims of certain U.S. patents, other
• Super VCDs in PAL format intellectual property rights owned by A [/1 (on/standby) button (24) F Playback Dial (35)
* A logical format of files and folders on CD- Macrovision Corporation, and other rights B Disc tray (24) G X (pause) button (25)
ROMs, defined by ISO (International Standard
Organization).
owners. Use of this copyright protection C Front panel display (9) H x (stop) button (25)
technology must be authorized by D (remote sensor) (14) I SURROUND button (41)
Also, the player cannot play the following Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for E A (open/close) button (24) J PICTURE MODE button (44)
discs: home and other limited viewing uses only
• A DVD with a different region code. unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
• A disc recorded in a color system other than Corporation. Reverse engineering or
NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM (this player disassembly is prohibited.
conforms to the NTSC color system).
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart). Notes about the Discs
• A disc with paper or stickers on it.
• A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
tape or a sticker still left on it. edge. Do not touch the surface.

Notes
• Notes about DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, DVD+RWs/
DVD+Rs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs
Some DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, DVD+RWs/
DVD+Rs, or CD-Rs/CD-RWs cannot be played
on this player due to the recording quality or • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or
physical condition of the disc, or the heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it
characteristics of the recording device and in a car parked in direct sunlight as the
authoring software. temperature may rise considerably inside
The disc will not play if it has not been correctly the car.
finalized. For more information, see the operating • After playing, store the disc in its case.
instructions for the recording device. Note that • Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
discs created in the Packet Write format cannot be
Wipe the disc from the center out.
played.
• Music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed
by some record companies. Please be aware that • Do not use solvents such as benzine,
among those discs, there are some that do not thinner, commercially available cleaners, or
conform to the CD standard and may not be
anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
playable by this product.
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1-1
Front panel display Rear panel
When playing back a DVD

Disc type Playing status Lights up when you can change the angle (46) DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL

COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

Lights up during Current audio signal (40) Current title/chapter or playing A DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (19) D S VIDEO OUT jack (15)
Repeat Play (33) time (39)
(20) (21) E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
B LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks (18) (15)
When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (27) (19) (20)
C LINE OUT (VIDEO) jack (15)
Disc type Playing status

Lights up during A-B Current scene or playing time (39)


Repeat Play (33)

When playing back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or VIDEO CD (without PBC)

Lights up during
Playing status Repeat Play (33) Current track (39)

Disc type Lights up when playing MP3 audio tracks (28) Playing time (39)

,continued
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Remote
Guide to On-Screen
A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (51)
B Z OPEN/CLOSE button (25) Displays (Control Bar)
C Number buttons (27)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* The following explains the Control Bar. The
D CLEAR button (30) Control Bar is used for making adjustments to
the settings or displaying information during G TVS (41)
E SUBTITLE button (43)
playback. H “BNR” (43)
F AUDIO button (40) The displayed contents differ according to the
G ./> PREV/NEXT (previous/ I “CUSTOM PICTURE MODE” (44)
type of disc being played. The numbers in
next) buttons (25) J “DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER”
parentheses indicate reference pages.
H m/M SCAN/SLOW (45)
buttons (35) K “ANGLE” (46)
Displaying the Control Bar during
I X PAUSE button (25) m
J H PLAY button (24)
playback
The H button has a tactile dot.* The following displays appear when the ◆Display 3
K C/X/x/c buttons (27) DISPLAY button is pressed repeatedly The following playback information is
L DISPLAY button (12) during playback. You can select the setting displayed.
Example: When playing a DVD.
M TOP MENU button (27) that suits the current playback item and view
N [/1 (on/standby) button (24) the related information.
O VOL (volume) +/– buttons (51) ◆Display 1
The + button has a tactile dot.* The following play modes 1~4 can be set. DVD T41 – 8 T 1:01:57
P TV/VIDEO button (51) The indicator lights up in blue when activated.
Q TIME/TEXT button (38) Example: When Repeat Play is selected. (The
R PICTURE MODE button (44) display will differ when A-B Repeat Play is
set.)
S ANGLE button (46)
T SUR (surround) button (41) L TIME/TEXT icon
U SEARCH MODE button (36) M Title number of the DVD (36)
V REPEAT button (33) N Chapter number of the DVD (36)
CHAPTER
O Playing time or remaining time (38)
W INSTANT SEARCH/STEP
button (25, 36) m
X INSTANT REPLAY/STEP
◆Display 4 (DVD playback only)
button (25, 36)
Y x STOP button (25) A Repeat Play (33)
B Shuffle Play (32) DOLBY DIGITAL 3 / 2 .1
Z ENTER button (22)
C Program Play (30)
wj O RETURN button (27)
D A-B Repeat Play (33)
wk MENU button (27) (28)
E Unit being repeated in this example.
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating F Playback status (NPlayback, P Format of the current audio signal (40)
the player. XPause, xStop, etc.)
m
m
◆No display
◆Display 2
The following play modes 7~K can be set. m
The indicator lights up in blue when activated.
◆Return to Display 1
Example: When “TVS” is set.

11 12

1-2
◆Display 3
Displaying the Control Bar in Shows the same information as Display 2
stop mode during playback. Hookups
The following displays appear when the
DISPLAY button is repeatedly pressed Hooking Up the Player
during stop mode. You can make basic
adjustments and customize the player to suit Follow Steps 1 to 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player.
your viewing preferences.
◆Display 1 m Notes
The following settings can be made. • Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
◆Display 4
• Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
Shows the same information as Display 3
• You cannot connect this player to a TV that does not have a video input jack.
during playback. • Be sure to disconnect the power of each component before connecting.
QUICK
DVD T41 – 8 T 1:01:57

Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
A SETUP (53) m • Audio/video cord (pinplug × 3 y pinplug × 3) (1)
• Select QUICK to make the minimum • Remote commander (remote) (1)
◆No display
number of basic adjustments for using the • Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
player. m • A plug adaptor is included with some models.
• Select CUSTOM to make a full range of
adjustments. ◆Return to Display 1
• Select RESET to return the SETUP
adjustments to the default settings. Step 2: Inserting Batteries into the Remote
B PARENTAL CONTROL (47)
• Set this to limit the playback of selected You can control the player using the supplied remote. Insert two Size AA (R6) batteries by
discs on this player. matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. When
m using the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the player.

◆Display 2
Shows the same information as Display 1
during playback.

CHAPTER

m
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing, particularly when replacing the batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct light from the sun or a lighting apparatus. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you do not use the remote for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage and corrosion.

13 14

B If you are connecting to an S VIDEO input jack


Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords Connect the S VIDEO cord (not supplied). You will enjoy high quality images.
Connect this player to your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) using a video cord.
Select one of the patterns A through C, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
projector, or AV amplifier (receiver).
Hookups

C If you are connecting to a monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver)


A C having component video input jacks (Y, PB, PR)
INPUT (yellow) Component COMPONENT
Audio/video cord video cord VIDEO IN Connect the component via the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video
VIDEO
(supplied) (not supplied) Y
cord (not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will
(green)
PB
enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality images.
L (blue)
AUDIO PR Green Green
(red)
Blue Blue
R
TV, projector, or AV Red Red
TV, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver)
amplifier (receiver)
When connecting to a wide screen TV
(red)
Depending on the disc, the image may not fit your TV screen. If you want to change the aspect
(yellow)
to COMPONENT ratio, please refer to page 55.
(green) (blue)
to LINE OUT (VIDEO) VIDEO OUT
DIGITAL OUT

PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE OUT S VIDEO
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
Note
COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR
Connect the player directly to the TV. If you pass the player signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear
image on the TV screen.
to S VIDEO OUT CD/DVD player
INPUT
VCR
S VIDEO

CD/DVD player TV

S VIDEO cord (not supplied)


TV, projector, or AV B Connect
directly
l : Signal flow amplifier (receiver)

A If you are connecting to a video input jack


Connect the yellow plug of the audio/video cord (supplied) to the yellow (video) jacks. You will
enjoy standard quality images.

Yellow (Video) Yellow (Video)


White (L) White (L)
Red (R) Red (R)

Use the red and white plugs to connect to the audio input jacks (page 18). (Do this if you are
connecting to a TV only.)

,continued
15 16

1-3
A Connecting to your TV
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
This connection will use your TV speakers for sound.
Refer to the chart below to select the connection that best suits your system. Be sure to also read
CD/DVD player
the instructions for the components you wish to connect.
DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
OUT
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL

Hookups
COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

Select a connection
Select one of the following connections, A through D .
A
Components to be connected Connection Your setup (example)
LINE OUT
TV A (page 18) TV
• Surround effects: TVS DYNAMIC (page 41), (yellow)* (yellow)*
TVS WIDE (page 41)
(white) (white)
R-AUDIO-L VIDEO

(red) (red)
Audio/video
Stereo amplifier (receiver) and two speakers (page 19) cord (supplied)
B to LINE OUT L/R to audio input
• Surround effects: TVS STANDARD (page 41) (AUDIO)
or
MD deck/DAT deck l : Signal flow
• Surround effects: TVS STANDARD (page 41).
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page
15).

AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby* C (page 20) z Hint


Surround (Pro Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 When connecting to a monaural TV, use a stereo-
speakers mono conversion cord (not supplied). Connect the
• Surround effects: Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks to the TV’s audio
(page 62) input jack.

AV amplifier (receiver) with digital input jacks D (page 21)


having a Dolby Digital or DTS** decoder and 6
speakers
• Surround effects:
– Dolby Digital (5.1ch) (page 62)
– DTS (5.1ch) (page 62)

* Manufactured under license from Dolby


Laboratories. “Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
** “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks
of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

,continued
17 18

B Connecting to a stereo amplifier (receiver) and 2 speakers/Connecting to C Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby Surround (Pro
an MD deck or DAT deck Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 speakers
If the stereo amplifier (receiver) has audio input jacks L and R only, use B-1 . If the amplifier You can enjoy the Dolby Surround effects only when playing Dolby Surround audio or multi-
(receiver) has a digital input jack, or when connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck, use B-2 . channel audio (Dolby Digital) discs.
In this case, you can also connect the player directly to the MD deck or DAT deck without using If your amplifier (receiver) has L and R audio input jacks only, use C-1 . If your amplifier
Hookups

your stereo amplifier (receiver). (receiver) has a digital input jack, use C-2 .
CD/DVD player CD/DVD player
DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
OUT DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
OUT
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL

COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR


COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

B-2 Coaxial digital


B-1 C-2 Stereo
C-1
Coaxial digital cord
cord (not supplied) Stereo audio cord (not supplied) audio cord (not
DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT
(not supplied) (white) supplied) (white)
PCM/DTS/ PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL DOLBY DIGITAL

or
COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L
(red) or (red) VIDEO

to DIGITAL OUT to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) to DIGITAL OUT


(COAXIAL) (COAXIAL) to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO)

(white) (red) (white) (red)

to coaxial digital input to audio input


to coaxial digital input to audio input

[Speakers] [Speakers]
[Speakers] Stereo amplifier (receiver) Amplifier (receiver) with Dolby
Surround decoder

Front (L)
MD deck/DAT deck Rear (L) Rear (R) Front (L) Front (R)

Front (R)
l: Signal flow Subwoofer Center Rear (mono)
l: Signal flow

Note
When connecting 6 speakers, replace the monaural
rear speaker with a center speaker, 2 rear speakers
and a subwoofer.

,continued
19 20

1-4
D Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack having
a Dolby Digital or DTS decoder and 6 speakers
Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord
This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital or DTS decoder function of your AV Plug the player and TV power cords into an AC outlet.
amplifier (receiver).

Hookups
CD/DVD player
DIGITAL OUT

PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE OUT S VIDEO
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Step 6: Quick Setup
Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the player.
COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

To skip an adjustment, press >. To return to the previous adjustment, press ..


LANGUAGE SETUP
D OSD:
MENU:
ENGLISH
ENGLISH
AUDIO: FRENCH
DIGITAL OUT SUBTITLE: SPANISH
PORTUGUESE
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL

COAXIAL

to DIGITAL OUT
5 Press X/x to select a language.
(COAXIAL)
The player uses the language selected
ENTER here to display the menu and subtitles as
well.
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied) 6 Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the
1 Turn on the TV. aspect ratio of the TV to be connected
appears.
2 Press [/1. SCREEN SETUP
TV TYPE: 4:3 LETTER BOX
SCREEN SAVER: 4:3 LETTER BOX
to coaxial digital input 3 Switch the input selector on your BACKGROUND:
BLACK LEVEL:
4:3 PAN SCAN

BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT):


16:9
ON
[Speakers] AV amplifier (receiver) having [Speakers] TV so that the signal from the
a decoder player appears on the TV screen.
“Press [ENTER] to run QUICK SETUP”

Rear (L) Subwoofer Front (L) Center


appears at the bottom of the screen. If this
message does not appear, select
7 Press X/x to select the setting that
“QUICK” under “SETUP” in the Control matches your TV type.
Bar to run Quick Setup (page 54).
◆ If you have a 4:3 standard TV
Rear (R) Front (R)
l: Signal flow 4 Press ENTER without inserting a • 4:3 LETTER BOX or 4:3 PAN SCAN
(page 55)
disc. ◆ If you have a wide-screen TV or a 4:3
Note standard TV with a wide-screen mode
The Setup Display for selecting the
After you have completed the connection, be sure to language used in the on-screen display • 16:9 (page 55)
set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to “DOLBY DIGITAL” appears.
and “DTS” to “ON” (page 22) in Quick Setup.
8 Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the type
of jack used to connect your amplifier
(receiver) appears.

21 22

Is this player connected to an amplifier


“DTS” is selected. 4 Press A on the player, and place a
(receiver) ? Select the type of jack you AUDIO SETUP disc on the disc tray.
are using. AUDIO ATT: OFF Playing Discs
YES AUDIO DRC: STANDARD
LINE OUTPUT L/R (AUDIO) DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND
DIGITAL OUTPUT

NO
DIGITAL OUT:
DOLBY DIGITAL:
ON
D-PCM Playing Discs
DTS: OFF
Hookups

OFF
9 Press X/x to select the type of jack ON

(if any) you are using to connect to Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some
an amplifier (receiver), then press 12Press X/x to select whether or operations may be different or restricted.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied
With the playback side facing down

ENTER. not you wish to send a DTS signal with your disc. 5 Press H.
Choose the item that matches the audio to your amplifier (receiver). The disc tray closes, and the player starts
[/1 H/Playback Dial
connection you selected on pages 18 to Choose the item that matches the audio A playback (continuous play). Adjust the
21 ( A through D ). connection you selected on pages 19 to volume on the TV or the amplifier
A 21 ( B through D ). (receiver).
• If you connect just a TV and nothing B-2 C-2 Depending on the disc, a menu may
else, select “NO.” Quick Setup is • OFF (page 58) appear on the TV screen. For DVDs, see
finished and connections are complete. page 27. For VIDEO CDs, see page 27.
D
B-1 C-1 • ON (only if the amplifier (receiver) has
• Select “LINE OUTPUT L/R a DTS decoder) (page 58)
To turn off the player
(AUDIO).” Quick Setup is finished and
connections are complete. 13Press ENTER. AUDIO
Press [/1. The player enters standby mode.

B-2 C-2 D Quick Setup is finished. All connections z Hint


• Select “DIGITAL OUTPUT.” The Setup and setup operations are complete. You can have the player turn off automatically
Display for “DOLBY DIGITAL” appears. whenever you leave it in stop mode for more than
30 minutes. To turn on this function, set “AUTO
10Press X/x to select the type of Enjoying the surround sound POWER OFF” in “CUSTOM SETUP” to “ON”
effects (page 56).
Dolby Digital signal you wish to
send to your amplifier (receiver). To enjoy the surround sound effects of this Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
player or your amplifier (receiver), set the • When playing DTS-encoded CDs,
Choose the signal that matches the audio following items as described below for the excessive noise will be heard from the
connection you selected on pages 19 to
21 ( B through D ).
audio connection you selected on pages 19 to 1 Turn on your TV. analog stereo jacks. To avoid possible
21 ( B through D ). Each of these is the damage to the audio system, the consumer
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO ATT: OFF
default setting and does not need to be adjusted
when you first connect the player. Refer to
2 Press [/1. should take proper precautions when the
analog stereo jacks of the player are
AUDIO DRC: STANDARD The player turns on. connected to an amplification system. To
DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND page 53 for using the Setup Display.
DIGITAL OUT: ON enjoy DTS Digital Surround™ playback, an
DOLBY DIGITAL:
DTS:
D-PCM
D-PCM Audio Connection (pages 18 to 21) 3 Switch the input selector on your external 5.1-channel decoder system must
be connected to the digital jack of the
DOLBY DIGITAL
A TV so that the signal from the player.
• No additional settings are needed. player appears on the TV screen. • Set the sound to “STEREO” using the
B-1 C-1 AUDIO button when you play DTS sound
B-2 C-2 • Set “DOWNMIX” to “DOLBY ◆ When using an amplifier (receiver) tracks on a CD (page 40).
• D-PCM (page 58) SURROUND” (page 58) Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and • Do not play DTS sound tracks without first
• If the sound distorts even when the volume select the appropriate channel so that you connecting the player to an audio
D
is turned down, set “AUDIO ATT” to “ON” can hear sound from the player. component having a built-in DTS decoder.
• DOLBY DIGITAL (only if the The player outputs the DTS signal via the
amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby Digital (page 57)
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack even if
decoder) (page 58) B-2 C-2 D “DTS” in “AUDIO SETUP” is set to “OFF”
• Set “DOWNMIX” to “DOLBY in the Setup Display (page 58), and may
11Press ENTER. SURROUND” (page 58) affect your ears or cause your speakers to be
• Set “DIGITAL OUT” to “ON” (page 58) damaged.
23 24

1-5
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound * For more details about the Playback Dial, see
Notes
track page 35.
** For DVD VIDEOs and DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs Resuming Playback from • “MULTI-DISC RESUME” in “CUSTOM
• DTS audio signals are output only through
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
only
***For DVD VIDEOs and DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs or
the Point Where You SETUP” must be set to “ON” (default) for this
function to work (page 57).
• When you play a DVD with DTS sound
tracks, set “DTS” to “ON” in “AUDIO
DVD+RWs only
Stopped the Disc (Multi-disc • The resume playback point for the current disc is
cleared when:
SETUP” (page 58).
zHints Resume) – you change the play mode.
• If you connect the player to audio
• The Instant Replay function is useful when you – you change the settings on the Setup Display.
equipment without a DTS decoder, do not
want to review a scene or dialog that you missed. • This function may not work with some discs.
set “DTS” to “ON” in “AUDIO SETUP” The player stores the point where you stopped
• The Instant Search function is useful when you

Playing Discs
(page 58). A loud noise may come out from • Resume Play does not work during Shuffle Play
want to pass over a scene that you don’t want to the disc for up to 6 discs and resumes and Program Play.
the speakers, affecting your ears or causing
the speakers to be damaged.
watch. playback the next time you insert the same • If “MULTI-DISC RESUME” in “CUSTOM
disc. When you store a resume playback point SETUP” is set to “ON” and you playback a
Note for the seventh disc, the resume playback recorded disc such as DVD-RW, the player may
Additional operations point for the first disc is deleted. playback other recorded discs from the same
You may not be able to use the Instant Replay or resume point. To play from the beginning, press
Instant Search function with some scenes. x twice and then press H.

Locking the disc tray (Child


Lock)
You can lock the disc tray to prevent children
INSTANT REPLAY from opening it.

INSTANT SEARCH

To Operation
Stop Press x
1 While playing a disc, press x to stop
playback.
Pause Press X “RESUME” appears on the front panel
ENTER
Resume play after Press X or H display.
RETURN
pause
2 Press H.
Go to the next chapter, Press > on the The player starts playback from the point
track, or scene in remote, or briefly turn When the player is in standby mode, press
where you stopped the disc in Step 1.
continuous play mode the Playback Dial* on O RETURN, ENTER, and then [/1 on the
the player clockwise remote.
Go back to the Press . on the The player turns on and “LOCKED” appears z Hints
previous chapter, remote, or briefly turn on the front panel display. • To play from the beginning of the disc, press x
track, or scene in the Playback Dial* on The Z button on the player or the remote does twice, then press H.
continuous play mode the player not work while the Child Lock is set. • For CDs, and DATA CDs, the player remembers
counterclockwise the resume playback point for the current disc
unless the disc tray is opened, the power cord is
Stop play and remove Press Z
To unlock the disc tray disconnected, or only for DATA CDs, the player
the disc enters standby mode.
When the player is in standby mode, press
Replay the previous Press O RETURN, ENTER, and then [/1 again.
scene** INSTANT REPLAY
during playback
Note
Briefly fast forward Press
Even if you select “RESET” under “SETUP” in the
the current scene*** INSTANT SEARCH
Control Bar (page 54), the disc tray remains locked.
during playback

25 26

z Hint
To play without using PBC, press ./> or the
Using the DVD’s Menu Playing VIDEO CDs With number buttons while the player is stopped to select Playing an MP3 Audio
A DVD is divided into long sections of a
PBC Functions (PBC Playback) a track, then press H or ENTER.
“Play without PBC” appears on the TV screen and
Track
picture or a music feature called “titles.” the player starts continuous play. You cannot play
When you play a DVD which contains still pictures such as a menu. You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/
To return to PBC playback, press x twice then CD-Rs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1
several titles, you can select the title you want PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play press H. Audio Layer 3) format.
using the TOP MENU button. VIDEO CDs interactively by following the
When you play DVDs that allow you to select menu on the TV screen.
Playing Discs

items such as the language for the subtitles Notes


and the language for the sound, select these • Depending on the VIDEO CD, “Press ENTER” in
items using the MENU button. step 3 may appear as “Press SELECT” in the
instructions supplied with the disc. In this case,
press H.
Number
• The PBC functions of Super VCDs do not work
buttons
with this player. Super VCDs are played in
continuous play mode only.
Number
buttons
ENTER

RETURN
ENTER
ENTER MENU
RETURN

TOP MENU MENU


1 Start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC 1 Press Z and place a DATA CD on
the disc tray.
functions.
1 Press TOP MENU or MENU. The menu for your selection appears. 2 Press H.
The disc’s menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Select the item number you want The disc tray closes, and the player starts
to play the first MP3 audio track in the
The contents of the menu vary from disc by pressing X/x or the number first album on the disc.
to disc. buttons.
2 Press C/X/x/c or the number 3 Press ENTER. Notes
buttons to select the item you want • This player can play MP3 audio tracks recorded in

to play or change. 4 Follow the instructions in the the following sampling frequencies: 32kHz,
44.1kHz, 48kHz.
If you press the number buttons, the menu for interactive operations. • The playback order may be different from the
edited order. See “The Playback order of MP3
following display appears.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the audio tracks” on the next page for details.
Press the number buttons to select the
disc, as the operating procedure may
item you want.
differ depending on the VIDEO CD. Selecting an album and track
1 1 Press MENU.
To return to the menu The list of MP3 albums recorded on the
Press O RETURN. DATA CD appears.

3 Press ENTER.
,continued 27 28

1-6
See the instructions of the CD-R/CD-RW When you insert a DATA CD and press H,
1( 30) device or recording software (not supplied)
for details on the recording format.
the numbered tracks are played sequentially,
from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks
Various Play Mode
ROCK BEST HIT
KARAOKE
JAZZ
contained within a currently selected album Functions (Program Play,
R&B
To play a Multi Session CD take priority over the next album in the same
MY FAVORITE SONGS This player can play Multi Session CDs when tree. (Example: C contains D so 4 is played Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat
CLASSICAL
an MP3 audio track is located in the first before 5.)
SALSA OF CUBA
BOSSANOVA session. Any subsequent MP3 audio tracks, When you press MENU and the list of MP3
Play)
recorded in the later sessions, can also be albums appears (page 28), the albums are
2 played back. arranged in the following order: A t B t You can set the following play modes:

Playing Discs
Select an album using X/x and press
When audio tracks and images in music CD C t D t F t G. Albums that do not • Program Play (page 30)
ENTER.
format or video CD format are recorded in the contain tracks (such as album E) do not • Shuffle Play (page 32)
The list of tracks contained in the album • Repeat Play (page 33)
appears. first session, only the first session will be appear in the list.
played back. • A-B Repeat Play (page 33)
JAZZ
z Hints
1(90) • If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front Note
Notes of the track file names, the tracks will be played in
0 1 SHE IS SPECIAL • If you put the extension “.MP3” to data not in that order. The play mode is canceled when:
0 2 ALL YOU NEED IS ... – you open the disc tray.
0 3 SPICY LIFE MP3 format, the player cannot recognize the data • Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
0 4 HAPPY HOUR properly and will generate a loud noise which playback, it is recommended that you create – the player enters standby mode by pressing [/1.
0 5 RIVER SIDE
0 6 5
could damage your speaker system. albums of no more than two trees.
0 7 TAKE TIME,TAKE TIME • The player cannot play audio tracks in MP3PRO Creating your own program
format.
Notes (Program Play)
3 Select a track using X/x and press The Playback order of MP3 audio tracks • Depending on the software you use to create the
ENTER. DATA CD, the playback order may differ from You can play the contents of a disc in the
The playback order of albums and tracks order you want by arranging the order of the
The selected track starts playing. the illustration above.
recorded on a DATA CD is as follows. titles, chapters, or tracks on the disc to create
When a track or album is being played, its • The playback order above may not be applicable
title is shaded. ◆Structure of disc contents if there are more than a total of 200 albums and your own program. You can program up to 99
Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Tree 4 Tree 5 tracks in the DATA CD. titles, chapters, and tracks.
• The player can recognize up to 100 albums (the
ROOT player will count just albums, including albums
To go to the next or previous page
that do not contain MP3 audio tracks). The player
Press c or C. will not play any albums beyond the first 100
albums. Of the first 100 albums, the player will
To return to the previous display play no more than a combined total of 200 albums Number
Press O RETURN. and tracks. buttons
CLEAR
To turn off the display
Press MENU.

Notes ENTER
• Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can
be used for album or track names. Anything else
is displayed as an “ * ”. DISPLAY
• ID3 tags cannot be displayed.

About MP3 audio tracks


You can play MP3 audio tracks on CD-ROMs
or CD-Rs/CD-RWs. However, the discs must
be recorded according to ISO9660 level 1,
level 2, or Joliet format for the player to album
recognize the tracks.
You can also play discs recorded in Multi track
Session.

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1 Press DISPLAY twice while the player Next, press X/x or the number buttons to 3 Follow Step 4 for new programming. To 2 Press C/c to select (SHUFFLE),
is in stop mode. select “03” under “C,” then press cancel a program, select “--” under “T,” then press ENTER repeatedly to select
The following Control Bar appears. ENTER. then press ENTER. the item to be shuffled.
PROGRAM
T To cancel all the titles, chapters, or tracks TITLE
ALL CLEAR
1. TITLE 0 2 – 0 3 –– in the programmed order
2. TITLE – – 01
3. TITLE – – 02 1 Follow Steps 1 and 2 of “Creating your
4. TITLE – – 03
5. TITLE – – 04 own program (Program Play).”
2 Press C/c to select
6. TITLE – – 05
2 Press X and select “ALL CLEAR.” ◆ When playing a DVD
Playing Discs

7. TITLE – –
(PROGRAM), then press ENTER. 3 Press ENTER. • TITLE
“TRACK” is displayed when you play Selected title and chapter
• CHAPTER
a VIDEO CD or CD. z Hint ◆ When playing a VIDEO CD or CD
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD or CD You can do Repeat Play or Shuffle Play of the
• TRACK
PROGRAM programmed titles, chapters, or tracks. During
T For example, select track “02.” ◆ When Program Play is activated
ALL CLEAR Program Play, follow the steps of “Repeat Play”
1. TITLE –– Press X/x or the number buttons to select (page 33) or “Shuffle Play” (page 32). • ON: shuffles titles, chapters, or tracks
2. TITLE – – 01 “02” under “T,” then press ENTER.
3. TITLE – – 02 selected in Program Play.
4. TITLE – – 03 Selected track
5. TITLE – – 04 Notes
6. TITLE – – 05
7. TITLE – – PROGRAM 0:15:30 • When playing Super VCDs, the total time of the
T programmed tracks does not appear on the screen.
To return to normal play
ALL CLEAR
1. TRACK 02 –– • You cannot use this function with VIDEO CDs Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in Step 2.
Titles or tracks 2. TRACK –– 01
recorded on a disc 3. TRACK –– 02 with PBC playback.
4. TRACK –– 03 To turn off the Control Bar
3 Press c.
5. TRACK
6. TRACK
7. TRACK
––
––
––
04
05 Playing in random order (Shuffle Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
Bar is turned off.
The cursor moves to the title or track row Play)
“T” (in this case, “01”).
Total time of the programmed tracks z Hints
You can have the player “shuffle” titles, • You can set Shuffle Play while the player is
PROGRAM chapters, or tracks. Subsequent “shuffling”
ALL CLEAR
1. TITLE – –
T
––
C
ALL
5 To program other titles, chapters, or may produce a different playing order.
stopped. After selecting the “SHUFFLE” option,
press H. Shuffle Play starts.
2. TITLE – – 01 01 tracks, repeat Steps 3 to 4. • Up to 200 chapters in a disc can be played in
3. TITLE – – 02 02 The programmed titles, chapters, and random order when “CHAPTER” is selected.
4. TITLE – – 03 03
5. TITLE – – 04 04 tracks are displayed in the selected order.
6. TITLE – – 05 05
7. TITLE – – 06 6 Press H to start Program Play. Note
Program Play begins. You cannot use this function with VIDEO CDs with
When the program ends, you can restart CLEAR PBC playback.
Chapters recorded on a disc
the same program again by pressing H.
4 Select the title, chapter, or track you
want to program. To stop Program Play
◆ When playing a DVD ENTER
Press CLEAR.
For example, select chapter “03” of title
“02.” To turn off the display DISPLAY
Press X/x or the number buttons to select Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display
“02” under “T,” then press ENTER. is turned off.
PROGRAM
T C To change or cancel a program
1 Press DISPLAY during playback.
ALL CLEAR The following Control Bar appears.
1. TITLE – –
2. TITLE – –
––
01
ALL
01
1 Follow Steps 1 and 2 of “Creating your
3. TITLE – – 02 02 own program (Program Play).”
4. TITLE – – 03 03
5. TITLE – – 04 04 2 Select the program number of the title,
6. TITLE – – 05 05
7. TITLE – – 06 chapter, or track you want to change or
cancel using X/x or the number buttons,
and press c.
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31 32

1-7
To return to normal play
Playing repeatedly (Repeat Play) Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in Step 2. A13 – 0:27:34 B

z Hints
You can play all of the titles or tracks on a • You can set Repeat Play while the player is
disc or a single title, chapter, or track stopped. After selecting the “REPEAT” option,
repeatedly. press H. Repeat Play starts.
• You can also select “REPEAT” from the Control
4 When you reach the ending point
You can use a combination of Shuffle or (point B), press ENTER again.
Program Play modes. Bar (page 12).
The set points are displayed and the
player starts repeating this specific

Playing Discs
Note portion.
You cannot use this function with VIDEO CDs with
PBC playback.
To return to normal play
CLEAR Repeating a specific portion (A- Press CLEAR.

REPEAT
B Repeat Play) To turn off the Control Bar
You can play a specific portion of a title, Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
chapter or track repeatedly. (This function is Bar is turned off.
useful when you want to memorize lyrics, etc.)
Note
When you set A-B Repeat Play, the settings for
Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, and Program Play are
canceled.
1 Press REPEAT during playback.
The following display appears. CLEAR

DISC

ENTER

2 Press REPEAT repeatedly to select the


item to be repeated. DISPLAY

◆ When playing a DVD


• DISC: repeats all of the titles.
• TITLE: repeats the current title on a
1 Press DISPLAY during playback.
The following Control Bar appears.
disc.
• CHAPTER: repeats the current
chapter.
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD or CD
• DISC: repeats all of the tracks.
• TRACK: repeats the current track.
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) 2 Press C/c to select (A-B
• DISC: repeats all of the albums. REPEAT).
• ALBUM: repeats the current album.
• TRACK: repeats the current track.
3 During playback, when you find the
starting point (point A) of the portion to
◆ When Program Play or Shuffle Play is be played repeatedly, press ENTER.
activated The starting point (point A) is set.
• ON: repeats Program Play or Shuffle
Play.

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33 34

Playback direction To locate a point quickly (Search)


×2B t 1M t 2M t 3M
Searching for a Scene
During playback, turn and hold the Playback
Dial clockwise to locate a point in the
Searching for a Title/
3M (DVD/VIDEO CD only) playback direction, or counterclockwise to Chapter/Track/Scene,
Searching for a ×2B (DVD/CD only) locate a point in the opposite direction. When
you find the point you want, release the dial to etc. (Search mode)
Particular Point on a Opposite direction
×2b t 1m t 2m t 3m
return to normal playback speed.

Disc (Scan, Slow-motion Play, Playing one frame at a time


3m (DVD/VIDEO CD only)
You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and
Search, Freeze Frame) ×2b (DVD only) (Freeze Frame) you can search a VIDEO CD/CD by track,
index, or scene. As titles and tracks are
When the player is in the pause mode, press
You can quickly locate a particular point on a assigned unique numbers on the disc, you can
Searching for a Scene

The “×2B”/“×2b” playback speed is about STEP to go to the next frame. Press
disc by monitoring the picture or playing back select the desired one by entering its number.
twice the normal speed. STEP to go to the preceding frame
slowly. Or, you can search for a scene using the time
The “3M”/“3m” playback speed is faster (DVD only). If you hold the button down, you
code.
than “2M”/“2m” and the “2M”/“2m” can view the frames in succession. To return
playback speed is faster than “1M”/ to normal playback, press H.
“1m.”

Number
Watching frame by frame (Slow- buttons
motion play)
STEP CLEAR
Press m or M when the player is SEARCH
STEP in pause mode. To return to the normal speed, MODE
press H.
Each time you press m or M
during Slow-motion play, the playback speed
changes. Two speeds are available. With each ENTER
press the indication changes as follows:

Playback Dial Playback direction


2 y1

Opposite direction (DVD only)


1 Press SEARCH MODE.
2 y1 The following display appears.
“-- (**)” appears next to the icon (**
The “2 y”/“2 ” playback speed is slower refers to a number).
Note The number in parentheses indicates the
than “1 y”/“1 .”
Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not total number of titles, tracks, indexes,
be able to do some of the operations described. scenes, etc. of the disc.
Using the Playback Dial on the
Locating a point quickly by player – –(10)

playing a disc in fast forward or You can search for a particular point on a disc
fast reverse (Scan) in various ways using the Playback Dial.

Press m or M while playing a


To go to the next chapter/track/scene
During playback, briefly turn the Playback
2 Press SEARCH MODE repeatedly
disc. When you find the point you want, press Dial clockwise to skip to the next chapter/ to select the search method.
H to return to normal speed. Each time you track/scene, or counterclockwise to skip to
press m or M during scan, the the previous ones.
playback speed changes. With each press the
indication changes as follows:

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35 36

1-8
◆ When playing a DVD ◆ When playing a DVD
TITLE Notes • T *:*:* (hours: minutes: seconds)
Viewing Information About the
CHAPTER • You cannot search for a scene on a DVD+RW Disc Playing time of the current title
TIME/TEXT using the time code. • T– *:*:*
NUMBER INPUT • The title, chapter, or track number displayed is the Remaining time of the current title
Select “TIME/TEXT” to search for a same number recorded on the disc. Checking the Playing • C *:*:*
starting point by inputting the time code. Time and Remaining Playing time of the current chapter
• C– *:*:*
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD without PBC
playback Time Remaining time of the current chapter
TRACK ◆ When playing a VIDEO CD (with PBC
INDEX You can check the playing time and functions)
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD with PBC remaining time of the current title, chapter, or • *:* (minutes: seconds)

Searching for a Scene


Playback track. Also, you can check the DVD/CD text Playing time of the current scene
SCENE or track name (MP3 audio) recorded on the ◆ When playing a VIDEO CD (without
INDEX disc. PBC functions) or CD
◆ When playing a CD • T *:* (minutes: seconds)
TRACK Playing time of the current track
INDEX • T–*:*
Remaining time of the current track
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) • D *:*
ALBUM TIME/TEXT Playing time of the current disc
TRACK • D–*:*

3 Select the number of the title, Remaining time of the current disc
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio)
track, scene, time code, etc. you • *:* (minutes: seconds)
want by pressing the number Playing time of the current track
buttons to select the digit. ◆ When playing a Super VCD
DISPLAY • T *:* (minutes: seconds)
For example, to find the scene at 2 hours, Playing time of the current track
10 minutes, and 20 seconds after the
beginning, select “TIME/TEXT” in Step
2 and enter “2:10:20.”
1 Press TIME/TEXT during playback. To check the DVD/CD text or track name
(MP3 audio)
If you make a mistake The following display appears.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly in Step 2 to
Cancel the number by pressing CLEAR,
display text recorded on the DVD/CD/DATA
then select another number. T 1:01:57 CD.
4 Press ENTER. Time
The DVD/CD text appears only when text is
recorded in the disc. You cannot change the
The player starts playback from the information text. If the disc does not contain text, “NO
selected number. TEXT” appears.
2 Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to For DATA CDs, only the track name of the
MP3 audio track appears.
z Hint change the time information.
When the display is turned off, you can search for a BRAHMS SYMPHONY
The display and the kinds of time that you
chapter (DVD) or track (CD) by pressing the
number buttons and ENTER.
can change depend on the disc you are
playing.

37 38

Checking the information on the


When playing a VIDEO CD (without PBC 2 Press AUDIO repeatedly to select
functions) or CD the desired audio signal.
front panel display Playing time and number of the Sound Adjustments
current track ◆ When playing a DVD
You can view the time information and text Depending on the DVD, the choice of
displayed on the TV screen also on the front Changing the Sound language varies.
panel display. The information on the front When 4 digits are displayed, they
panel display changes as follows when you Remaining time of the current indicate a language code. Refer to
change the time information on your TV track “Language Code List” on page 64 to see
screen. When playing a DVD recorded in multiple
which language the code represents.
audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, or DTS),
When the same language is displayed two
When playing a DVD you can change the audio format. If the DVD
or more times, the DVD is recorded in
is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can
Playing time of the current title Playing time of the disc multiple audio formats.
also change the language.
With CDs, DATA CDs, or VIDEO CDs, you ◆ When playing a VIDEO CD, CD, or
can select the sound from the right or left DATA CD (MP3 audio)
Viewing Information About the Disc

channel and listen to the sound of the selected The default setting is underlined.
Remaining time of the disc channel through both the right and left • STEREO: The standard stereo sound
Remaining time of the current title
speakers. For example, when playing a disc • 1/L: The sound of the left channel
containing a song with the vocals on the right (monaural)
channel and the instruments on the left • 2/R: The sound of the right channel
channel, you can hear the instruments from (monaural)
Text
Playing time of the current chapter both speakers by selecting the left channel. ◆ When playing a Super VCD
The default setting is underlined.
• 1:STEREO: The stereo sound of the
audio track 1
Remaining time of the current
chapter
Current track and index number • 1:1/L: The sound of the left channel of
the audio track 1 (monaural)
• 1:2/R: The sound of the right channel of
(returns to top automatically) the audio track 1 (monaural)
AUDIO
• 2:STEREO: The stereo sound of the
Text z Hints audio track 2
• When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions,
• 2:1/L: The sound of the left channel of
the scene number or the playing time are
displayed. the audio track 2 (monaural)
• Long text that does not fit in a single line will • 2:2/R: The sound of the right channel of
Current title and chapter number scroll across the front panel display. the audio track 2 (monaural)
• You can also check the time information and text DISPLAY
using the Control Bar (page 12). Checking the audio signal
(returns to top automatically)
format
When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio)
Notes
• Depending on the type of disc being played, the
1 Press AUDIO during playback. If you press DISPLAY repeatedly during
DVD/CD text or track name may not be The following display appears. playback, the format of the current audio
Playing time and number of the current track
displayed. The number in parentheses indicates the signal (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, etc.)
• The player can only display the first level of the total number of available audio signals. appears as shown below.
DVD/CD text, such as the disc name or title.
• Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be 1(4):ENGLISH Example:
Track name displayed correctly.
Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
Rear (L/R)

DOLBY DIGITAL 3 / 2 .1

Front (L/R) LFE (Low Frequency


+ Center Effect)

39 40

1-9
About audio signals To cancel the setting
L R
Audio signals recorded in a disc contain the
sound elements (channels) shown below.
TV Virtual Surround Select “OFF” in Step 2.

Each channel is output from a separate Settings (TVS) ◆TVS DYNAMIC


speaker. Creates virtual rear speakers from the sound
• Front (L) When you connect a stereo TV or 2 front of the front speakers (L, R) without using
• Front (R) speakers, TVS (TV Virtual Surround) lets actual rear speakers (shown below).
• Center you enjoy surround sound effects by using This mode is effective when the distance
• Rear (L) sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers between the front L and R speakers is short,
• Rear (R) from the sound of the front speakers (L: left, such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
• Rear (Monaural): This signal can be either R: right) without using actual rear speakers.
the Dolby Surround Sound processed TV L: Front speaker (left)
TVS was developed by Sony to produce
signals or the Dolby Digital sound’s R: Front speaker (right)
surround sound for home use using just a
monaural rear audio signals. : Virtual speaker
stereo TV.
• LFE (Low Frequency Effect) signal If the player is set up to output the signal from z Hints
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack, the • You can select “TVS” by pressing the
Notes surround effect will only be heard when ◆TVS WIDE SURROUND button on the player.
“DOLBY DIGITAL” is set to “D-PCM” • You can also select “TVS” from the Control Bar

Sound Adjustments
• If “DTS” is set to “OFF” in “AUDIO SETUP,” Creates virtual rear speakers from the sound
the DTS track selection option will not appear on (page 58). of the front speakers (L, R) without using
(page 12).
the screen even if the disc contains DTS tracks
actual rear speakers. The virtual speakers are
(page 58). Notes
• While playing a Super VCD on which the audio
reproduced as shown in the illustration
track 2 is not recorded, no sound will come out below. • When the playing signal does not contain a signal
when you select “2:STEREO,” “2:1/L,” or This mode is effective when the distance for the rear speakers, the surround effects will be
“2:2/R.” between the front L and R speakers is short, difficult to hear.
such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV. • When you select one of the TVS modes, turn off
the surround setting of the connected TV or
SUR amplifier (receiver).
TV
• Make sure that your listening position is between
and at an equal distance from your speakers, and
that the speakers are located in similar
surroundings.
• Not all discs will respond to the “TVS NIGHT”
function in the same way.

1 Press SUR during playback. ◆TVS NIGHT


The following display appears. Large sounds, such as explosions, are
suppressed, but the quieter sounds are
TVS DYNAMIC unaffected. This feature is useful when you
want to hear the dialog and enjoy the
surround sound effects of “TVS WIDE” at
low volume.

2 Press SUR repeatedly to select ◆TVS STANDARD


one of the TVS sounds. Creates virtual rear speakers from the sound
Refer to the following explanations given of the front speakers (L, R) without using
for each item. actual rear speakers. The virtual speakers are
• TVS DYNAMIC reproduced as shown in the illustration
• TVS WIDE below. Use this setting when you want to use
• TVS NIGHT TVS with 2 separate speakers.
• TVS STANDARD

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To cancel the “BNR” setting


Adjusting the Picture Select “OFF” in Step 2. Adjusting the Playback
Enjoying Movies
Quality (BNR) To turn off the Control Bar Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE)
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
Displaying the Subtitles The Block Noise Reduction (BNR) function Bar is turned off.
adjusts the picture quality by reducing the
“block noise” or mosaic like patterns that Notes You can adjust the video signal of the DVD or
appear on your TV screen. VIDEO CD from the player to obtain the
If subtitles are recorded on the discs, you can • If the outlines of the images on your screen should
become blurred, set “BNR” to “OFF.”
picture quality you want. Choose the setting
change the subtitles or turn them on and off
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played, that best suits the program you are watching.
whenever you want while playing a DVD.
there may be no “BNR” effect, or it may be hard
to discern.

PICTURE
SUBTITLE MODE

ENTER
Enjoying Movies

1 Press SUBTITLE during playback. DISPLAY

The following display appears.


The number in parentheses indicates the
1 Press DISPLAY twice during
total number of available subtitles.
playback. 1 Press PICTURE MODE during
1(8):ENGLISH The following Control Bar appears. playback.
The following display appears.

DYNAMIC 1
2 Press SUBTITLE repeatedly to
select the language.
2 Press C/c to select (BNR),
Depending on the DVD, the choice of
language varies. then press ENTER repeatedly to 2 Press PICTURE MODE repeatedly
When 4 digits are displayed, they select a level. to select the setting you want.
indicate a language code. Refer to
The default setting is underlined.
“Language Code List” on page 64 to see
1
which language the code represents.
• STANDARD: displays a standard
picture.
To turn off the subtitles • DYNAMIC 1: produces a bold
dynamic picture by increasing the
Select “OFF” in Step 2. • 1: reduces the “block noise.” picture contrast and the color intensity.
• 2: reduces the “block noise” more than • DYNAMIC 2: produces a more
Note 1. dynamic picture than DYNAMIC 1 by
Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to • 3: reduces the “block noise” more than further increasing the picture contrast
change the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles 2. and the color intensity.
are recorded on it. You also may not be able to turn • CINEMA 1: enhances details in dark
them off. areas by increasing the black level.

,continued 43 44

1-10
• CINEMA 2: White colors become
brighter and black colors become
richer, and the color contrast is
Enhancing the Playback To cancel the “DIGITAL VIDEO Changing the Angles
ENHANCER” setting
increased. Picture (DIGITAL VIDEO Select “OFF” in Step 2. If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene
ENHANCER) are recorded on the DVD, “ ” appears in the
z Hints To turn off the Control Bar front panel display. This means that you can
• When you watch a movie, “CINEMA 1” or Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control change the viewing angle.
The Digital Video Enhancer (DVE) function
“CINEMA 2” is recommended. Bar is turned off.
makes the picture appear clear and crisp by
• You can also select the “CUSTOM PICTURE
MODE” from the Control Bar (page 12). enhancing the outlines of images on your TV
screen. Also, this function can soften the Note
images on the screen. Depending on the disc or the scene being played,
noise found in the disc may become more apparent.
If this happens, it is recommended that you use the
BNR function (page 43) with the DVE function. If ANGLE
the condition still does not improve, reduce the
Digital Video Enhancer level, or select “SOFT”
(DVD only) in Step 2 above.

1 Press ANGLE during playback.

Enjoying Movies
The number of the angle appears on the
ENTER display.
The number in parentheses indicates the
total number of angles.
DISPLAY
2(7)

1 Press DISPLAY twice during


playback.
The following display appears. 2 Press ANGLE repeatedly to select
the angle number.
The scene changes to the selected angle.

2 Press C/c to select (DIGITAL


z Hint
You can also select “ANGLE” from the Control Bar
VIDEO ENHANCER), then press (page 12).

ENTER repeatedly to select a


Note
level.
Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to
change the angles even if multi-angles are recorded
DVE 1 on the DVD.

• DVE 1: enhances the outline.


• DVE 2: enhances the outline more than
DVE 1.
• DVE 3: enhances the outline more than
DVE 2.
• SOFT: softens the image (DVD only).
,continued 45 46

5 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password


Parental Control (limiting
Using Various Additional QUICK using the number buttons, then press
Functions ENTER. playback by children)
“Custom parental control is set.” appears
Playback of some DVDs can be limited
Locking Discs (CUSTOM when you enter your password.
according to a predetermined level such as the
age of the users. The “PARENTAL
PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL” function allows you to set a
To turn off the Custom Parental Control
CONTROL) playback limitation level.
function
3 Press X/x to select (PARENTAL
You can set two kinds of playback restrictions CONTROL), then press ENTER. 1 Follow Steps 1 through 3 of “Custom
The options for “PARENTAL Parental Control.”
for the desired disc.
• Custom Parental Control CONTROL” appear. 2 Press X/x to select “OFF t,” then press Number
You can set playback restrictions so that the ENTER. buttons
player will not play inappropriate discs. OFF 3 Enter your 4-digit password using the
• Parental Control ON
number buttons, then press ENTER.
PLAYER
Playback of some DVDs can be limited PASSWORD
according to a predetermined level such as To play a disc for which Custom Parental
the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked Control is set
or replaced with different scenes. ENTER
The same password is used for both Parental 1 Insert the disc for which Custom Parental
Control and Custom Parental Control. Control is set.
4 Press X/x to select “ON t,” then The “CUSTOM PARENTAL
DISPLAY
press ENTER. CONTROL” display appears.
Using Various Additional Functions

Custom Parental Control


◆ If you have not entered a password
The display for registering a new
CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL
1 Press DISPLAY while the player is in
You can set the same Custom Parental password appears. stop mode.
Control password for up to 40 discs. When Custom parental control is already The following Control Bar appears.
set. To play, enter your password
you set the 41st-disc, the first disc is canceled. and press ENTER .
PARENTAL CONTROL QUICK
Enter a new 4-digit password, then
press ENTER .

Number
2 Enter your 4-digit password using the
buttons number buttons, then press ENTER.
The player is ready for playback.
Enter a 4-digit password using the
z Hint
number buttons, then press ENTER.
If you forget your password, enter the 6-digit 2 Press X/x to select (PARENTAL
The display for confirming the password number “199703” using the number buttons when CONTROL), then press ENTER.
appears. the “CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL” display The options for “PARENTAL
ENTER
◆ When you have already registered a asks you for your password, then press ENTER. CONTROL” appear.
password The display will ask you to enter a new 4-digit
The display for entering the password password.
DISPLAY OFF
appears. ON
Note PLAYER
PASSWORD
1 Insert the disc you want to lock.
PARENTAL CONTROL
Once you set Custom Parental Control with a
recorded disc such as a DVD-RW, the display for
If the disc is playing, press x to stop
entering the password may appear again when you
playback. Enter password, then press ENTER .
insert a different recorded disc. Input the password
2 Press DISPLAY while the player is in to play the disc.
stop mode.
The following Control Bar appears.

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1-11
3 Press X/x to select “PLAYER t,” 5 Press X/x to select “STANDARD,” To turn off the Parental Control function Area Code
then press ENTER. then press ENTER. Set “LEVEL” to “OFF” in Step 8.
◆ If you have not entered a password The selection items for “STANDARD” Standard Code Standard Code
are displayed. To play a disc for which Parental Control is number number
The display for registering a new
password appears. set Argentina 2044 Korea 2304
1 Insert the disc and press H. Australia 2047 Malaysia 2363
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL: OFF The display for entering your password Austria 2046 Mexico 2362
PARENTAL CONTROL STANDARD: USA appears.
USA Belgium 2057 Netherlands 2376
Enter a new 4-digit password, then OTHERS 2 Enter your 4-digit password using the
Brazil 2070 New Zealand 2390
press ENTER . number buttons, then press ENTER.
The player starts playback. Canada 2079 Norway 2379
Chile 2090 Pakistan 2427
6 Press X/x to select a geographic area
z Hint
If you forget your password, remove the disc and China 2092 Philippines 2424
Enter a 4-digit password using the as the playback limitation level, then repeat Steps 1 to 3 of “Parental Control (limiting Denmark 2115 Portugal 2436
number buttons, then press ENTER. press ENTER. playback by children). When you are asked to enter
The area is selected. your password, enter “199703” using the number Finland 2165 Russia 2489
The display for confirming the password
appears. When you select “OTHERS t,” select buttons, then press ENTER. The display will ask France 2174 Singapore 2501
you to enter a new 4-digit password. After you enter
◆ When you have already registered a and enter a standard code in the table on Germany 2109 Spain 2149
a new 4-digit password, replace the disc in the
password page 50 using the number buttons. player and press H. When the display for entering India 2248 Sweden 2499
The display for entering the password 7 Press X/x to select “LEVEL,” then your password appears, enter your new password.
Indonesia 2238 Switzerland 2086
appears. press ENTER.
Notes Italy 2254 Thailand 2528
The selection items for “LEVEL” are

Using Various Additional Functions


displayed. • When you play discs which do not have the Japan 2276 United 2184
PARENTAL CONTROL Kingdom
Parental Control function, playback cannot be
Enter password, then press ENTER . limited on this player.
PARENTAL CONTROL • Depending on the disc, you may be asked to
LEVEL: OFF change the parental control level while playing
STANDARD: OFF the disc. In this case, enter your password, then Changing the password
8: change the level. If the Resume Play mode is
7:
6:
NC17
R canceled, the level returns to the previous level. 1 Press DISPLAY while the player is in
stop mode.
4 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password 5:
The Control Bar appears.
using the number buttons, then press
ENTER. 8 Select the level you want using X/x, 2 Press X/x to select (PARENTAL
The display for setting the playback then press ENTER. CONTROL), then press ENTER.
limitation level appears. Parental Control setting is complete. The options for “PARENTAL
CONTROL” appear.

PARENTAL CONTROL PARENTAL CONTROL


3 Press X/x to select “PASSWORD
LEVEL: OFF LEVEL: 4: PG13 t,” then press ENTER.
STANDARD: USA STANDARD: USA
The display for entering the password
appears.
4 Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
The lower the value, the stricter the 5 Enter a new 4-digit password using the
limitation. number buttons, then press ENTER.
6 To confirm your password, re-enter it
using the number buttons, then press
ENTER.

,continued 49 50

If you make a mistake entering your


Controlling other TVs with the
password Controlling Your TV with remote
Press C before you press ENTER and input
the correct number. the Supplied Remote You can control the sound level, input source,
If you make a mistake and power switch of non-Sony TVs as well.
You can control the sound level, input source, If your TV is listed in the table below, set the
Press O RETURN. and power switch of your Sony TV with the appropriate manufacturer’s code.
supplied remote.
To turn off the display 1 While holding down TV [/1, press the
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display TV number buttons to select your TV’s
is turned off. manufacturer’s code (see the table
below).
Number VOL
buttons TV/VIDEO 2 Release TV [/1.

Code numbers of controllable TVs

Manufacturer Code number


Sony (default) 01
JVC 09
Panasonic 19
Using Various Additional Functions

Philips 21

You can control your TV using the buttons RCA 10


below. Samsung 20

By pressing You can Sanyo 11

TV [/1 Turn the TV on or off Sharp 18

VOL +/– Adjust the volume of the TV Toshiba 07

TV/VIDEO Switch the TV’s input source Zenith 15


between the TV and other
input sources Notes
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
Note previously entered will be erased.
Depending on the unit being connected, you may • When you replace the batteries of the remote, the
not be able to control your TV using some of the code number you have set may be reset to the
buttons. default setting. Set the appropriate code number
again.

,continued 51 52

1-12
3 Press X/x to select “CUSTOM,” 6 Select a setting using X/x, then
then press ENTER. press ENTER. Setting the Display or
Settings and Adjustments
The Setup Display appears. The setting is selected and setup is Sound Track Language
complete.
Using the Setup Display LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD: ENGLISH Example: “16:9” (LANGUAGE SETUP)
MENU: ENGLISH
AUDIO: ORIGINAL Selected setting
By using the Setup Display, you can make SUBTITLE: ENGLISH “LANGUAGE SETUP” allows you to set
various adjustments to items such as picture SCREEN SETUP various languages for the on-screen display or
and sound. You can also set a language for the TV TYPE: 16:9 sound track.
SCREEN SAVER: ON
subtitles and the Setup Display, among other BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE
things. For details on each Setup Display BLACK LEVEL: ON Select “LANGUAGE SETUP” in the Setup
BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON
item, see pages from 54 to 58.
4 Press X/x to select the setup item Display. To use the display, see “Using the
Setup Display” (page 53).
Note from the displayed list: LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD: ENGLISH
Playback settings stored in the disc take priority “LANGUAGE SETUP,” “SCREEN MENU: ENGLISH
over the Setup Display settings and not all the AUDIO: ORIGINAL
functions described may work. SETUP,” “CUSTOM SETUP,” or SUBTITLE: ENGLISH
To turn off the display
“AUDIO SETUP.” Then press
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display
ENTER. is turned off.
The Setup item is selected.
Example: “SCREEN SETUP” To enter the Quick Setup mode ◆ OSD (On-Screen Display)
Select “QUICK” in Step 3. Follow from Step Switches the display language on the screen.
Selected item
5 of the Quick Setup explanation to make
SCREEN SETUP basic adjustments (page 22). ◆ MENU (DVD only)
TV TYPE: 4:3 LETTER BOX You can select the desired language for the

Settings and Adjustments


SCREEN SAVER: ON
BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE To reset all of the “SETUP” settings disc’s menu.
ENTER BLACK LEVEL: ON If you select “RESET” in Step 3, you can
BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON
reset all of the “SETUP” settings on pages 54 ◆ AUDIO (DVD only)
Setup items to 58 to the default settings. After you select Switches the language of the sound track.
“RESET” and press ENTER, select “YES” When you select “ORIGINAL,” the language
DISPLAY
and press ENTER to reset the settings (it given priority in the disc is selected.

5 Select an item using X/x, then takes a few seconds to complete), or select
“NO” and press ENTER to return to the
◆ SUBTITLE (DVD only)
Switches the language of the subtitle recorded
1 Press DISPLAY when the player is press ENTER. Control Bar. Do not press [/1 when resetting
the player.
on the DVD.
in stop mode. The options for the selected item appear. When you select “AUDIO FOLLOW,” the
Example: “TV TYPE” language for the subtitles changes according to
The Control Bar appears. the language you selected for the sound track.
SCREEN SETUP
TV TYPE: 4:3 LETTER BOX
QUICK 4:3 LETTER BOX z Hint
SCREEN SAVER:
BACKGROUND: 4:3 PAN SCAN If you select “OTHERS t” in “MENU,”
BLACK LEVEL: 16:9 “SUBTITLE,” or “AUDIO,” select and enter a
BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON
language code from “Language Code List” on
Options page 64 using the number buttons.

Note
When you select a language in “MENU,”
2 Press X/x to select (SETUP), “SUBTITLE,” or “AUDIO” that is not recorded on
the DVD, one of the recorded languages will be
then press ENTER. automatically selected.

,continued 53 54

◆ BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT)


Note
Settings for the Display Depending on the DVD, “4:3 LETTER BOX” may
Selects the black level (setup level) for the
video signals output from the COMPONENT
Custom Settings (CUSTOM
(SCREEN SETUP) be selected automatically instead of “4:3 PAN VIDEO OUT jacks. SETUP)
SCAN” or vice versa.
ON Sets the black level of the
Choose settings according to the TV to be ◆ SCREEN SAVER output signal to the standard Use this to set up playback related and other
connected. The screen saver image appears when you level. settings.
leave the player in pause or stop mode for 15
OFF Lowers the standard black
Select “SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup minutes, or when you play back a CD or level. Use this when the picture Select “CUSTOM SETUP” in the Setup
Display. To use the display, see “Using the DATA CD (MP3 audio) for more than 15 becomes too white. Display. To use the display, see “Using the
Setup Display” (page 53). minutes. The screen saver will help prevent Setup Display” (page 53).
The default settings are underlined. your display device from becoming damaged The default settings are underlined.
(ghosting). Press H to turn off the screen
SCREEN SETUP CUSTOM SETUP
TV TYPE: 4:3 LETTER BOX saver. AUTO POWER OFF: OFF
SCREEN SAVER: ON AUTO PLAY: OFF
BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE ON Turns on the screen saver. DIMMER: BRIGHT
BLACK LEVEL: ON PAUSE MODE: AUTO
BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON TRACK SELECTION: OFF
OFF Turns off the screen saver. MULTI-DISC RESUME: ON

◆ BACKGROUND
Selects the background color or picture on the
◆ TV TYPE TV screen in stop mode or while playing a ◆ AUTO POWER OFF
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV CD or DATA CD (MP3 audio). Switches the Auto Power Off setting on or
(4:3 standard or wide). off.
JACKET The jacket picture (still picture)
4:3 Select this when you connect a PICTURE appears, but only when the OFF Switches this function off.
LETTER 4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide jacket picture is already
BOX picture with bands on the upper recorded on the disc (CD- ON The player enters standby mode
Settings and Adjustments

and lower portions of the EXTRA, etc.). If the disc does when left in stop mode for more
screen. not contain a jacket picture, the than 30 minutes.
“GRAPHICS” picture appears.
4:3 Select this when you connect a
PAN SCAN 4:3 screen TV. Automatically GRAPHICS A preset picture stored in the ◆ AUTO PLAY
displays the wide picture on the player appears. Switches the Auto Play setting on or off. This
entire screen and cuts off the function is useful when the player is
portions that do not fit. BLUE The background color is blue.
connected to a timer (not supplied).
16:9 Select this when you connect a BLACK The background color is black.
OFF Switches this function off.
wide-screen TV or a TV with a
wide mode function. ◆ BLACK LEVEL ON Automatically starts playback
when the player is turned on.
Selects the black level (setup level) for the
video signals output from the jacks other than
4:3 LETTER BOX
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT. ◆ DIMMER
.

Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.


ON Sets the black level of the
output signal to the standard BRIGHT Makes the lighting bright.
level.
4:3 PAN SCAN DARK Makes the lighting dark.
OFF Lowers the standard black
level. Use this when the picture
becomes too white.

16:9

,continued 55 56

1-13
◆ PAUSE MODE (DVD only) ◆ DOWNMIX (DVD only) If you connect a component that does not
Selects the picture in pause mode. Settings for the Sound Switches the method for mixing down to 2
channels when you play a DVD which has
conform to the selected audio signal, a loud
noise (or no sound) will come out from the
AUTO The picture, including subjects
that move dynamically, is (AUDIO SETUP) rear sound elements (channels) or is recorded speakers, affecting your ears or causing the
output with no jitter. Normally in Dolby Digital format. For details on the speakers to be damaged.
select this position. rear signal components, see “Checking the
“AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound
audio signal format” (page 40). This function ◆ DOLBY DIGITAL (DVD only)
FRAME The picture, including subjects according to the playback and connection Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
conditions. affects the output of the following jacks:
that do not move dynamically,
– LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks D-PCM Select this when the player is
is output in high resolution.
Select “AUDIO SETUP” in the Setup – DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack when connected to an audio
Display. To use the display, see “Using the “DOLBY DIGITAL” is set to “D-PCM” component without a built-in
◆ TRACK SELECTION (DVD only) Setup Display” (page 53). (page 58). Dolby Digital decoder. You can
Gives the sound track which contains the select whether the signals
The default settings are underlined. DOLBY Normally, select this position. conform to Dolby Surround
highest number of channels priority when you
SUR- Multi-channel audio signals are (Pro Logic) or not by making
play a DVD on which multiple audio formats AUDIO SETUP
ROUND output to two channels for
AUDIO ATT: OFF adjustments to the
(PCM, DTS, or Dolby Digital format) are AUDIO DRC: STANDARD enjoying surround sounds. “DOWNMIX” item in
recorded. DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND
DIGITAL OUT: ON “AUDIO SETUP” (page 58).
DOLBY DIGITAL: D-PCM NORMAL Multi-channel audio signals are
OFF No priority given. DTS: OFF downmixed to two channels for DOLBY Select this when the player is
use with your stereo. DIGITAL connected to an audio
AUTO Priority given.
component with a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder.
◆ DIGITAL OUT
Notes ◆ AUDIO ATT (attenuation) Selects if audio signals are output via the
• When you set the item to “AUTO,” the language
If the playback sound is distorted, set this DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack. ◆ DTS (DVD only)
item to “ON.” The player reduces the audio Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
may change. The “TRACK SELECTION” setting ON Normally select this position. When
has higher priority than the “AUDIO” settings in output level.
This function affects the output of the LINE you select “ON,” see “Setting the OFF Select this when the player is
“LANGUAGE SETUP” (page 54).

Settings and Adjustments


OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks. digital output signal” for further connected to an audio
• If you set “DTS” to “OFF” (page 58), the DTS settings. component without a built-in
sound track is not played even if you set “TRACK DTS decoder.
SELECTION” to “AUTO.”
OFF Normally, select this position. OFF The influence of the digital circuit
• If PCM, DTS, and Dolby Digital sound tracks ON Select this when the playback sound upon the analog circuit is minimal. ON Select this when the player is
have the same number of channels, the player from the speakers is distorted. connected to an audio
selects PCM, DTS, and Dolby Digital sound component with a built-in DTS
tracks in this order. decoder.
◆ AUDIO DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Setting the digital output signal
◆ MULTI-DISC RESUME (DVD/VIDEO CD (DVD only) Switches the method of outputting audio
only) Makes the sound clear when the volume is signals when you connect a component such
Switches the Multi-disc Resume setting on or turned down when playing a DVD that as an amplifier (receiver) or MD deck with a
off. Resume playback can be stored in conforms to “AUDIO DRC.” This affects the digital input jack.
memory for up to 6 different DVD/VIDEO output from the following jacks: For connection details, see page 17.
CD discs (page 26). – LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks Select “DOLBY DIGITAL” and “DTS” after
ON Stores the resume settings in – DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack only setting “DIGITAL OUT” to “ON.”
memory for up to six discs (The when “DOLBY DIGITAL” is set to “D-
settings remain in memory even PCM” (page 58). AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO ATT: OFF
if you select OFF.) AUDIO DRC: STANDARD
STANDARD Normally select this position. DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND
OFF Does not store the resume DIGITAL OUT: ON
TV MODE Makes the low sounds clear D-PCM
settings in memory. Playback DOLBY DIGITAL:
even if you turn the volume DTS: OFF
restarts at the resume point only
down.
for the current disc in the player.
WIDE Gives you the feeling of being
RANGE at a live performance.

,continued 57 58

Sound The disc does not play. You cannot perform some functions such
, The disc is turned over. as Stop, Search, Slow-motion Play,
Additional Information There is no sound. Insert the disc with the playback side facing Repeat Play, Shuffle Play, or Program
, Re-connect the connecting cord securely. down on the disc tray. Play.
Troubleshooting , The connecting cord is damaged.
, The player is connected to the wrong input
, The disc is skewed.
, The player cannot play certain discs (page 7).
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able
to do some of the operations above. See the
jack on the amplifier (receiver) (page 19, , The region code on the DVD does not match
If you experience any of the following operating manual that comes with the disc.
20, 21). the player.
difficulties while using the player, use this , The amplifier (receiver) input is not , Moisture has condensed inside the player
troubleshooting guide to help remedy the correctly set. (page 3). The language for the sound track cannot
problem before requesting repairs. , The player is in pause mode or in Slow- , The player cannot play a recorded disc that be changed.
Should any problem persist, consult your motion Play mode. is not correctly finalized (page 7). , Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the
nearest Sony dealer (for customers in the , The player is in fast forward or fast reverse direct selection button on the remote (page
U.S.A only). mode. The MP3 audio track cannot be played 27).
, If the audio signal does not come through , Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack,
(page 29).
Power , The DATA CD is not recorded in the MP3
DVD being played.
check the audio settings (page 58). , The DVD prohibits the changing of the
, While playing a Super VCD on which the format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/
The power is not turned on. language for the sound track.
audio track 2 is not recorded, no sound will Level 2 or Joliet.
, Check that the AC power cord is connected , The MP3 audio track does not have the
securely. come out when you select “2:STEREO,”
“2:1/L,” or “2:2/R.” extension “.MP3.” The subtitle language cannot be changed
, The data is not formatted in MP3 even or turned off.
Picture though it has the extension “.MP3.” , Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the
Sound is noisy. , The data is not MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 data. direct selection button on the remote (page
There is no picture/picture noise appears. , When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks, , The player cannot play audio tracks in 27).
, Re-connect the connecting cord securely. noise will come from the LINE OUT L/R MP3PRO format. , Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on
, The connecting cords are damaged. (AUDIO) jacks (page 24) or DIGITAL the DVD being played.
, Check the connection to your TV (page 15) OUT (COAXIAL) jack. , The DVD prohibits the changing of the
and switch the input selector on your TV so The title of the MP3 audio album or track
subtitles.
that the signal from the player appears on is not correctly displayed.
the TV screen.
Sound distortion occurs. , The player can only display numbers and
Additional Information

, The disc is dirty or flawed. , Set “AUDIO ATT” in “AUDIO SETUP” to alphabet. Other characters are displayed as The angles cannot be changed.
, If the picture output from your player goes “ON” (page 57). “*”. , Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the
through your VCR to get to your TV or if direct selection button on the remote (page
you are connected to a combination TV/ The sound volume is low. 27).
The disc does not start playing from the
VIDEO player, the copy-protection signal , The sound volume is low on some DVDs. , Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
beginning. being played.
applied to some DVD programs could affect The sound volume may improve if you set
picture quality. If you still experience , Program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, or , The angle can only be changed when the
“AUDIO DRC” to “TV MODE” (page 57). A-B Repeat Play has been selected (page
problems even when you connect your , Set “AUDIO ATT” in “AUDIO SETUP” to “ ” indicator lights up on the front panel
player directly to your TV, please try 30). display (page 9).
“OFF” (page 57). , Resume play has taken effect (page 26).
connecting your player to your TV’s S , The DVD prohibits changing of the angles.
VIDEO input (page 15).
Operation The player starts playing the disc The player does not operate properly.
Even though you set the aspect ratio in “TV The remote does not function. automatically. , When static electricity, etc., causes the
TYPE” of “SCREEN SETUP,” the picture , There are obstacles between the remote and , The disc features an auto playback function. player to operate abnormally, unplug the
the player. , “AUTO PLAY” in “CUSTOM SETUP” is player.
does not fill the screen.
, The distance between the remote and the set to “ON” (page 56).
, The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your
player is too far.
DVD. 5 numbers or letters are displayed on the
, The remote is not pointed at the remote Playback stops automatically.
sensor on the player. screen and on the front panel display.
, While playing discs with an auto pause , The self-diagnosis function was activated.
, The batteries in the remote are weak. signal, the player stops playback at the auto (See the table on page 61.)
pause signal.

,continued 59 60

1-14
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, one
The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED”
appears on the front panel display. Self-diagnosis Function Glossary of the worldwide standards of digital
compression technology. The picture data is
, Child Lock is set (page 25). compressed to about 1/40 (average) of its
(When letters/numbers appear in the original size. The DVD also uses a variable
Chapter (page 9)
display) Sections of a picture or a music feature that rate coding technology that changes the data
The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
are smaller than titles. A title is composed of to be allocated according to the status of the
LOCKED” appears on the front panel picture. Audio information is recorded in a
several chapters. Depending on the disc, no
display. When the self-diagnosis function is activated chapters may be recorded. multi-channel format, such as Dolby Digital,
, Contact your Sony dealer or local to prevent the player from malfunctioning, a allowing you to enjoy a more real audio
authorized Sony service facility. five-character service number (e.g., C 13 50) presence.
with a combination of a letter and four digits Dolby Digital (page 21, 58) Furthermore, various advanced functions
appears on the screen and the front panel Digital audio compression technology such as the multi-angle, multilingual, and
“Data error” appears on the TV screen developed by Dolby Laboratories. This Parental Control functions are provided with
display. In this case, check the following
when playing a DATA CD. technology conforms to 5.1-channel surround the DVD.
table.
, The MP3 audio track you want to play is sound. The rear channel is stereo and there is
broken. a discrete subwoofer channel in this format.
DVD-RW (page 6)
, The data is not MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3 data. C:13:50 Dolby Digital provides the same 5.1 discrete
channels of high quality digital audio found in A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable
Dolby Digital cinema audio systems. Good disc that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO.
channel separation is realized because all of The DVD-RW has two different modes: VR
the channel data are recorded discretely and mode and Video mode. DVD-RWs created in
little deterioration is realized because all Video mode have the same format as a DVD
First three Cause and/or corrective channel data processing is digital. VIDEO, while discs created in VR (Video
characters of action Recording) mode allow the contents to be
the service programmed or edited.
number Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) (page 20)
Audio signal processing technology that
C 13 The disc is dirty. DVD+RW (page 6)
Dolby Laboratories developed for surround
, Clean the disc with a soft sound. When the input signal contains a A DVD+RW (plus RW) is a recordable and
cloth (page 7). surround component, the Pro Logic process rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
outputs the front, center and rear signals. The format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
C 31 The disc is not inserted
rear channel is monaural. format.
correctly.

Additional Information
, Re-insert the disc
correctly. DTS (page 21, 58) Index (CD)/Video Index (VIDEO CD) (page
E XX To prevent a malfunction, the Digital audio compression technology that 36)
(xx is a number) player has performed the Digital Theater Systems, Inc. developed. This A number that divides a track into sections to
self-diagnosis function. technology conforms to 5.1-channel surround easily locate the point you want on a CD or
, Contact your nearest sound. The rear channel is stereo and there is VIDEO CD. Depending on the disc, no index
Sony dealer or local a discrete subwoofer channel in this format. may be recorded.
authorized Sony service DTS provides the same 5.1 discrete channels
facility and give the 5- of high quality digital audio. Scene (page 9)
character service number. Good channel separation is realized because
Example: E 61 10 all of the channel data is recorded discretely On a VIDEO CD with PBC (playback
and little deterioration is realized because all control) functions, the menu screens, moving
channel data processing is digital. pictures and still pictures are divided into
sections called “scenes.”

DVD (page 6)
Title (page 9)
A disc that contains up to 8 hours of moving
pictures even though its diameter is the same The longest section of a picture or music
as a CD. feature on a DVD, movie, etc., in video
The data capacity of a single-layer and single- software, or the entire album in audio
sided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7 software.
times that of a CD. The data capacity of a
double-layer and single-sided DVD is 8.5 Track (page 9)
GB, a single-layer and double-sided DVD is Sections of a picture or a music feature on a
9.4 GB, and double-layer and double-sided CD or VIDEO CD (the length of a song).
DVD is 17GB.

61 62

Language Code List


For details, see pages 40, 43, 54.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.

Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language


1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1347 Maori 1507 Samoan
1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1349 Macedonian 1508 Shona
1032 Afrikaans 1194 Galician 1350 Malayalam 1509 Somali
1039 Amharic 1196 Guarani 1352 Mongolian 1511 Albanian
1044 Arabic 1203 Gujarati 1353 Moldavian 1512 Serbian
1045 Assamese 1209 Hausa 1356 Marathi 1513 Siswati
1051 Aymara 1217 Hindi 1357 Malay 1514 Sesotho
1052 Azerbaijani 1226 Croatian 1358 Maltese 1515 Sundanese
1053 Bashkir 1229 Hungarian 1363 Burmese 1516 Swedish
1057 Byelorussian 1233 Armenian 1365 Nauru 1517 Swahili
1059 Bulgarian 1235 Interlingua 1369 Nepali 1521 Tamil
1060 Bihari 1239 Interlingue 1376 Dutch 1525 Telugu
1061 Bislama 1245 Inupiak 1379 Norwegian 1527 Tajik
1066 Bengali; 1248 Indonesian 1393 Occitan 1528 Thai
Bangla 1253 Icelandic 1403 (Afan)Oromo 1529 Tigrinya
1067 Tibetan 1254 Italian 1408 Oriya 1531 Turkmen
1070 Breton 1257 Hebrew 1417 Punjabi 1532 Tagalog
1079 Catalan 1261 Japanese 1428 Polish 1534 Setswana
1093 Corsican 1269 Yiddish 1435 Pashto; 1535 Tonga
1097 Czech 1283 Javanese Pushto 1538 Turkish
1103 Welsh 1287 Georgian 1436 Portuguese 1539 Tsonga
1105 Danish 1297 Kazakh 1463 Quechua 1540 Tatar
1109 German 1298 Greenlandic 1481 Rhaeto- 1543 Twi
1130 Bhutani 1299 Cambodian Romance 1557 Ukrainian
1142 Greek 1300 Kannada 1482 Kirundi 1564 Urdu
1144 English 1301 Korean 1483 Romanian 1572 Uzbek
1145 Esperanto 1305 Kashmiri 1489 Russian 1581 Vietnamese
1149 Spanish 1307 Kurdish 1491 Kinyarwanda 1587 Volapük
1150 Estonian 1311 Kirghiz 1495 Sanskrit 1613 Wolof
1151 Basque 1313 Latin 1498 Sindhi 1632 Xhosa
1157 Persian 1326 Lingala 1501 Sangho 1665 Yoruba
1165 Finnish 1327 Laothian 1502 Serbo- 1684 Chinese
1166 Fiji 1332 Lithuanian Croatian 1697 Zulu
1171 Faroese 1334 Latvian; 1503 Singhalese
1174 French Lettish 1505 Slovak
1181 Frisian 1345 Malagasy 1506 Slovenian 1703 Not specified

64

1-15
DVP-NS325/NS330/NS333/NS430/NS433/NS530/NS725P/NS730P
This section is extracted from instruction
SECTION 1-2 manual
GENERAL
(NS725P/NS730P)
For the model supplied with the AC plug identical region codes. This system is used to
Precautions adaptor About this Manual protect copyrights.
If the AC plug of your unit does not fit into
the wall autlet, attach the supplied AC plug DVDs labeled ALL will also play on this
• The power requirements and power • Instructions in this manual describe the player.
adaptor.
consumption of this player are indicated on controls on the remote. You can also use the
the back of the player. Check that the controls on the player if they have the same If you try to play any other DVD, the message
player’s operating voltage is identical with or similar names as those on the remote. “Playback prohibited by area limitations.”
your local power supply. • The meaning of the icons used in this will appear on the TV screen. Depending on
On operation manual is described below: the DVD, no region code indication may be
X

Power requirements and • If the player is brought directly from a cold labeled even though playing the DVD is
DVP–XXXX
Icon Meaning
power consumption t 00W
00V 00Hz
NO.
to a warm location, or is placed in a very prohibited by area restrictions.
0-000-000-00

damp room, moisture may condense on the Functions available for DVD
lenses inside the player. Should this occur, VIDEOs and DVD-RWs/ Region code
On safety
X

DVD-Rs in video mode or DVP–XXXX

• Caution – The use of optical instruments the player may not operate properly. In this DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs 00V 00Hz
00W
case, remove the disc and leave the player
NO.

with this product will increase eye hazard. Functions available for VIDEO
0-000-000-00

• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not turned on for about half an hour until the
CDs, Super VCDs, or CD-Rs/
moisture evaporates.
place objects filled with liquids, such as
• When you move the player, take out any
CD-RWs in video CD format Example of discs that the player
vases, on the apparatus. or Super VCD format
discs. If you don’t, the disc may be cannot play
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into Functions available for DATA
the cabinet, unplug the player and have it damaged.
CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD- The player cannot play the following discs:
checked by qualified personnel before RWs containing MP3* audio • All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)/
operating it any further.
On adjusting volume tracks) CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded
Do not turn up the volume while listening to
Functions available for music in the following formats:
On power sources a section with very low level inputs or no
CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in –music CD format
• The player is not disconnected from the AC audio signals. If you do, the speakers may be music CD format –video CD format
power source as long as it is connected to damaged when a peak level section is played.
* MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard –MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660*
the wall outlet, even if the player itself has format defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses Level 1/Level 2, or its extended format,
been turned off.
On cleaning audio data. Joliet
• If you are not going to use the player for a Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
• Data part of CD-Extras
long time, be sure to disconnect the player soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
• DVD-RWs in VR mode
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC detergent solution. Do not use any type of
• DVD-ROMs
power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent This Player Can Play the • DVD Audio discs
such as alcohol or benzine.
the cord.
• Should the AC power cord need to be
Following Discs • HD layer on Super Audio CDs
* A logical format of files and folders on CD-
changed, have it done at a qualified service
On cleaning discs ROMs, defined by ISO (International Standard
shop only. Do not use a commercially available cleaning Organization).
disc. It may cause a malfunction. Format of discs
If

On placement DVD VIDEO Also, the player cannot play the following
IMPORTANT NOTICE (page 67)
• Place the player in a location with adequate discs:
ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the Caution: This player is capable of holding a VIDEO CD • A DVD with a different region code.
player. still video image or on-screen display image • A disc recorded in a color system other than
• Do not place the player on a soft surface on your television screen indefinitely. If NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM (this player
such as a rug that might block the you leave the still video image or on-screen conforms to the NTSC color system).
Music CD
ventilation holes. display image displayed on your TV for an • A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
• Do not place the player in a location near extended period of time you risk permanent card, heart).
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct damage to your television screen. Plasma • A disc with paper or stickers on it.
The “DVD VIDEO” logo is a trademark.
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical Display Panel televisions and projection • A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane
shock. televisions are susceptible to this. tape or a sticker still left on it.
Region code
If you have any questions or problems
Your player has a region code printed on the
concerning your player, please consult your
back of the unit and only will play DVD
nearest Sony dealer.
VIDEO discs (playback only) labeled with

3 6

Notes
• Notes about DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, DVD+RWs/
Notes about the Discs Index to Parts and Controls
DVD+Rs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs
Some DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, DVD+RWs/ • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses.
DVD+Rs, or CD-Rs/CD-RWs cannot be played edge. Do not touch the surface.
on this player due to the recording quality or
physical condition of the disc, or the
Front panel
characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software.
The disc will not play if it has not been correctly
finalized. For more information, see the operating
instructions for the recording device. Note that
discs created in the Packet Write format cannot be • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or
played. heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it
• Music discs encoded with copyright protection in a car parked in direct sunlight as the
technologies temperature may rise considerably inside
This product is designed to playback discs that the car.
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. A [/1 (on/standby) button (26) I ./> (previous/next) buttons (37)
by some record companies. Please be aware that Wipe the disc from the center out. B Disc tray (26) J PROGRESSIVE button (18, 24)
among those discs, there are some that do not C Front panel display (9) K SURROUND button (46)
conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
D (remote sensor) (15) L PICTURE MODE button (50)
E A (open/close) button (26) M PROGRESSIVE indicator (17)
Note on playback operations of F H (play) button (26) Lights up when the player outputs
G X (pause) button (27) progressive signals.
DVDs and VIDEO CDs • Do not use solvents such as benzine, H x (stop) button (27)
Some playback operations of DVDs and thinner, commercially available cleaners, or
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
software producers. Since this player plays
DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed,
some playback features may not be available.
Also, refer to the instructions supplied with
the DVDs or VIDEO CDs.

Copyrights
This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected by
method claims of certain U.S. patents, other
intellectual property rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation, and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.

7 8

1-16
Front panel display Rear panel
When playing back a DVD

DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT


Disc type Playing status Lights up when you can change the angle (48) PCM/DTS/
OUT

DOLBY DIGITAL

COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

Lights up during Current audio signal (45) Current title/chapter or playing A DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (21) D LINE OUT (VIDEO) jack (16)
Repeat Play (35) time (42) (22) (23) E S VIDEO OUT jack (16)
B DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack (21) F COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
(22) (23) (16)
When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (29) C LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jack (20)
(21) (22)
Disc type Playing status

Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (35) Current scene or playing time (42)

When playing back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or VIDEO CD (without PBC)

Lights up during
Playing status Repeat Play (35) Current track (42)

Disc type Lights up when playing MP3 audio tracks (30) Playing time (42)

,continued 9 10

Remote
Guide to the Control Menu Display
A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (57)
B Z OPEN/CLOSE button (26) Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. Press DISPLAY
C Number buttons (29) repeatedly to turn on or change the Control Menu display as follows:
The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* , Control Menu display 1
D CLEAR button (32) m
E SUBTITLE button (48) Control Menu display 2 (DVD/VIDEO CD only)
F AUDIO button (45) m
ADVANCED display (DVD only. See page 43.)
G ./> PREV/NEXT (previous/
m
next) buttons (27) Control Menu display off
H m/M SCAN/SLOW
buttons (37)
z Hint
I X PAUSE button (27) You can skip the ADVANCED display by setting
J H PLAY button (26) “OFF” under “ADVANCED” in the Control Menu
The H button has a tactile dot.* (page 43).
K C/X/x/c buttons (29)
L DISPLAY button (12) Control Menu Display
M TOP MENU button (29)
The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type. For
N [/1 (on/standby) button (26)
details about each item, please refer to the pages in the parentheses.
O VOL (volume) +/– buttons (57)
The + button has a tactile dot.* Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD.
P TV/VIDEO button (57)
Q TIME/TEXT button (41) Currently playing chapter number**
R PICTURE MODE button (50)
Currently playing title number*
S ANGLE button (48)
T SUR (surround) button (46) Total number of titles*
Playback status
U PICTURE NAVI (picture navigation) Total number of chapters** (N Playback,
button (40) X Pause,
V REPEAT button (35) x Stop, etc.)
W INSTANT SEARCH/STEP Control Menu items
Type of disc
button (27, 37) 12(27) PLAY being played
X INSTANT REPLAY/STEP 18(34) DVD VIDEO
button (27, 37) T 1:32:55 Playing time
Y x STOP button (27) Selected item OFF Current setting
Z ENTER button (27) OFF
wj O RETURN button (27) 1: ENGLISH Options
wk MENU button (29) (30) 2: FRENCH
3: SPANISH
Function name of
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating selected Control
the player. Menu item SUBTITLE
Operation message Select: ENTER Cancel: RETURN

* Displays the scene number for VIDEO CDs


(PBC is on), track number for VIDEO CDs/
CDs, album number for DATA CDs.
** Displays the index number for VIDEO CDs/
CDs, MP3 audio track number for DATA CDs.

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1-17
List of Control Menu Items REPEAT (page 35)
Plays the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all albums) repeatedly or one title/chapter/
Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type
track/album repeatedly.
TITLE (page 38)/SCENE (page 38)/TRACK (page 38)
A-B REPEAT (page 35)
Selects the title, scene, or track to be played.
Specifies the parts you want to play repeatedly.
CHAPTER (page 38)/INDEX (page 38)
BNR (page 49)
Selects the chapter or index to be played. Adjusts the picture quality by reducing the “block noise” or mosaic like patterns that
ALBUM (page 30) appear on your TV screen.
Selects the album to be played. CUSTOM PICTURE MODE (page 50)
TRACK (page 38) Adjusts the video signal from the player. You can select the picture quality that best
Selects the track to be played. suits the program you are watching.

INDEX (page 38) DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER (page 51)


Selects the index to be played. Exaggerates the outline of the image to produce a sharper picture.

TIME/TEXT (page 38)


Checks the elapsed time and the remaining playback time. PICTURE NAVIGATION (page 40)
Input the time code for picture and music searching. Divides the screen into 9 subscreens to help you find the scene you want quickly.
Displays the DVD/CD text or the DATA CD’s track name.
AUDIO (page 45) z Hint
Changes the audio setting. The Control Menu icon indicator lights up in green
SUBTITLE (page 48) t when you select any item
Displays the subtitles. except “OFF.” (“TVS,” “PROGRAM,”
“SHUFFLE,” “REPEAT,” “A-B REPEAT,”
Changes the subtitle language.
“BNR,” “DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER” only).
ANGLE (page 48) The “ANGLE” indicator lights up in green only
Changes the angle. when the angles can be changed. The “CUSTOM
PICTURE MODE” indicator lights up in green
TVS (TV Virtual Surround) (page 46) when any setting other than “STANDARD” is
Selects the surround functions. selected.
ADVANCED (page 43)
Displays the information (bit rate or layer) of the disc currently playing.

PARENTAL CONTROL (page 53)


Set to prohibit playback on this player.
SETUP (page 58)
QUICK Setup (page 24)
Use Quick Setup to choose the desired language of the on-screen display, the aspect
ratio of the TV and the audio output signal.
CUSTOM Setup
In addition to the Quick Setup setting, you can adjust other various settings.
RESET
Returns the settings in “SETUP” to the default setting.

PROGRAM (page 32)


Selects the title, chapter, or track to play in the order you want.

SHUFFLE (page 34)


Plays the title, chapter, or track in random order.

,continued 13 14

Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords


Hookups Hookups
Connect this player to your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) using a video cord.
Select one of the patterns A through C. In order to view progressive signal (480p) pictures with
Hooking Up the Player a compatible TV, projector, or monitor, you must use connection C, according to the input jack
on your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver).
Hookups

Follow Steps 1 to 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player.

Notes A C
Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. INPUT (yellow) Audio/video Component COMPONENT
Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected. cord VIDEO IN
VIDEO video cord
You cannot connect this player to a TV that does not have a video input jack. (supplied) Y
(not supplied) (green)
Be sure to disconnect the power cord of each component before connecting.
PB
L (blue)
AUDIO PR
(red)
Step 1: Unpacking R
TV, projector or AV
TV, projector or AV amplifier (receiver)
Check that you have the following items:
amplifier (receiver)
Audio/video cord (pinplug ⋅ 3 y pinplug ⋅ 3) (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1) (yellow) (green) (blue) (red)
Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
A plug adapter is induded with some models. to COMPONENT
to LINE OUT (VIDEO) VIDEO OUT
DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
OUT
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL

CD/DVD player
Step 2: Inserting Batteries into the Remote
COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

to S VIDEO OUT

You can control the player using the supplied remote. Insert two Size AA (R6) batteries by INPUT
matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. When S VIDEO
using the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the player.

S VIDEO cord
(not supplied)
TV, projector or AV
amplifier (receiver) B
l : Signal flow

A If you are connecting to a video input jack


Connect the yellow plug of the audio/video cord (supplied) to the yellow (video) jacks. You will
enjoy standard quality images.

Yellow (Video) Yellow (Video)


Notes
White (L) White (L)
Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
Red (R) Red (R)
Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing, particularly when replacing the batteries.
Do not expose the remote sensor to direct light from the sun or a lighting apparatus. Doing so may cause a
malfunction. Use the red and white plugs to connect to the audio input jacks (page 20). (Do this if you are
If you do not use the remote for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
connecting to a TV only.)
from battery leakage and corrosion.

16
15

1-18
B If you are connecting to an S VIDEO input jack Using the PROGRESSIVE button
Connect an S VIDEO cord (not supplied). You will enjoy high quality images. You can fine-tune the Progressive 480p video signal output when you press PROGRESSIVE on
the front panel (the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up in blue) and connect the player using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks to a TV that is able to accept the video signal in progressive
format.

Hookups
◆ Conversion Modes
C If you are connecting to a monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) DVD software can be divided into two types: film based software and video based software.
having component video input jacks (Y, PB, PR) Video based software is derived from the TV, such as dramas and sit-coms, and displays images
at 30 frames/60 fields per second. Film based software is derived from film and displays images
Connect the component via the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video
at 24 frames per second. Some DVD software contains both Video and Film.
cord (not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will
In order for these images to appear natural on your screen when output in PROGRESSIVE mode
enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality images. If your TV accepts progressive
(60 frames per second), the progressive video signal needs to be converted to match the type of
(480p) format signals, you must use this connection and then press PROGRESSIVE on the front
DVD software that you are watching.
panel to accept progressive video signals. The PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up in blue when
Press PROGRESSIVE repeatedly to turn or change the displays as follows:
the player outputs progressive signals. See “Using the PROGRESSIVE button” on the next page
for more information. NORMAL (INTERLACE)*

Green Green PROGRESSIVE AUTO*

Blue Blue PROGRESSIVE VIDEO*


Red Red
PROGRESSIVE FILM*

When connecting to a wide screen TV


Depending on the disc, the image may not fit your TV screen. If you want to change the aspect * Appears as NORMAL, P AUTO, P VIDEO, or P FILM on the front panel display
ratio, please refer to page 60.
• NORMAL (INTERLACE)
Notes Select this when you are connected to a standard (Interlace format) TV.
• Do not connect the player to a VCR. If you pass the player signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear
image on the TV screen. • PROGRESSIVE AUTO
Select this when you are connected to a progressive TV. This will automatically detect if you
are playing Film based or Video based software and convert the signal to the appropriate
VCR conversion mode. Normally select this position when you are connected to a progressive TV.

• PROGRESSIVE VIDEO
CD/DVD player TV Select this when you are connected to a progressive TV. This will set the conversion mode for
Connect Video based software, regardless of the type of software that you are playing.
directly
• PROGRESSIVE FILM
• Consumers should note that not all high definition television sets are fully compatible with this product and Select this when you are connected to a progressive TV. This will set the conversion mode for
may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In the case of 480 progressive scan picture problems, it Film based software, regardless of the type of software that you are playing.
is recommended that you switch the connection to the standard definition output. If there are questions
regarding your Sony TV set’s compatibility with this model 480p DVD player, please contact our customer
service center. Notes
• When you select PROGRESSIVE FILM, the progressive format images may become unclear or unnatural.
If this happens, select PROGRESSIVE VIDEO.
• When you play video based software with progressive signals, sections of some types of images may appear
unnatural due to the conversion process when output through the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Images from the S VIDEO OUT and LINE OUT (VIDEO) jacks are unaffected as they are output in the
normal (interlace) format.

17 18

A Connecting to your TV
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
This connection will use your TV speakers for sound.
Refer to the chart below to select the connection that best suits your system. Be sure to also read
the instructions for the components you wish to connect. CD/DVD player
DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
OUT
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
Hookups

COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

Select a connection
Select one of the following connections, A through D .

Components to be connected Connection Your setup (example)


A
LINE OUT
TV A (page 20) TV
• Surround effects: TVS DYNAMIC (page 46), (yellow)* (yellow)*
TVS WIDE (page 46)
(white) (white)
R-AUDIO-L VIDEO

(red) (red)
Audio/video
Stereo amplifier (receiver) and two speakers B (page 21) cord (supplied)
to LINE OUT L/R to audio input
• Surround effects: TVS STANDARD (page 46)
(AUDIO)
or
MD deck/DAT deck l : Signal flow
• Surround effects: TVS STANDARD (page 46).
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page
16).

AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby* C (page 22) z Hint


Surround (Pro Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 When connecting to a monaural TV, use a stereo-
speakers mono conversion cord (not supplied). Connect the
• Surround effects: Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks to the TV’s audio
(page 67) input jack.

AV amplifier (receiver) with digital input jacks D (page 23)


having a Dolby Digital or DTS** decoder and 6
speakers
• Surround effects:
– Dolby Digital (5.1ch) (page 67)
– DTS (5.1ch) (page 67)

* Manufactured under license from Dolby


Laboratories. “Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
** “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks
of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

,continued
19 20

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B Connecting to a stereo amplifier (receiver) and 2 speakers/Connecting to C Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby Surround (Pro
an MD deck or DAT deck Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 speakers
If the stereo amplifier (receiver) has audio input jacks L and R only, use B-1 . If the amplifier You can enjoy the Dolby Surround effects only when playing Dolby Surround audio or multi-
(receiver) has a digital input jack, or when connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck, use B-2 . channel audio (Dolby Digital) discs.
In this case, you can also connect the player directly to the MD deck or DAT deck without using If your amplifier (receiver) has L and R audio input jacks only, use C-1 . If your amplifier

Hookups
your stereo amplifier (receiver). (receiver) has a digital input jack, use C-2 .

CD/DVD player CD/DVD player


DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
OUT
PCM/DTS/ DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
DOLBY DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL

COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

B-2 Coaxial digital


B-1 C-2 C-1
Coaxial digital cord Stereo
DIGITAL OUT cord (not supplied) Stereo audio cord LINE OUT (not supplied) audio cord (not
DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT
PCM/DTS/
(not supplied) (white) supplied)
DOLBY DIGITAL PCM/DTS/ (white)
DOLBY DIGITAL
or or
or or
COAXIAL OPTICAL
(red) R-AUDIO-L VIDEO COAXIAL OPTICAL
(red) R-AUDIO-L VIDEO

to DIGITAL OUT to DIGITAL OUT


(COAXIAL or OPTICAL) to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO)
(COAXIAL or OPTICAL) to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO)
Optical digital cord
(not supplied) Optical digital cord
Remove jack cap (not supplied)
(white) (red)
before connecting Remove jack cap
before connecting (white) (red)

to coaxial or optical to audio input to coaxial or optical digital to audio input


digital input
input

[Speakers] [Speakers]
[Speakers] Stereo amplifier (receiver) Amplifier (receiver) with Dolby
Surround decoder
Front (L)
MD deck/DAT deck
Rear (L) Rear (R) Front (L) Front (R)

Front (R)
Subwoofer Center Rear (mono)
l: Signal flow
l: Signal flow

Note
When connecting 6 speakers, replace the monaural
rear speaker with a center speaker, 2 rear speakers
and a subwoofer.

,continued
21 22

D Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack having


a Dolby Digital or DTS decoder and 6 speakers
Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord
This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital or DTS decoder function of your AV Plug the player and TV power cords into an AC outlet.
amplifier (receiver).
Hookups

CD/DVD player
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE OUT S VIDEO
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Step 6: Quick Setup
COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO Y PB PR

Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the player.
To skip an adjustment, press >. To return to the previous adjustment, press ..
The Setup Display for selecting the
language used in the on-screen display
D appears.
LANGUAGE SETUP
DIGITAL OUT
OSD: ENGLISH
PCM/DTS/ MENU: ENGLISH
DOLBY DIGITAL
AUDIO: FRENCH
SUBTITLE: SPANISH
PORTUGUESE
COAXIAL OPTICAL

to DIGITAL OUT
ENTER
5 Press X/x to select a language.
(COAXIAL or
The player uses the language selected
OPTICAL)
here to display the menu and subtitles as
well.
Coaxial digital cord or Optical digital cord
(not supplied) (not supplied)
Remove jack cap
6 Press ENTER.
before connecting 1 Turn on the TV. The Setup Display for selecting the
aspect ratio of the TV to be connected
appears.
2 Press [/1. SCREEN SETUP
to coaxial digital input to optical digital input TV TYPE: 4:3 LETTER BOX
Press PROGRESSIVE on the front panel SCREEN SAVER: 4:3 LETTER BOX
only if you have made video connection BACKGROUND: 4:3 PAN SCAN
[Speakers] [Speakers] C (page 16) and wish to view BLACK LEVEL: 16:9
AV amplifier (receiver) having BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON
a decoder progressive video signals. The
PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up in
blue when the player outputs progressive

Rear (L) Subwoofer Front (L) Center


signals.
7 Press X/x to select the setting that
3 Switch the input selector on your matches your TV type.
TV so that the signal from the ◆ If you have a 4:3 standard TV
Rear (R) Front (R) • 4:3 LETTER BOX or 4:3 PAN SCAN
player appears on the TV screen. (page 60)
l: Signal flow
“Press [ENTER] to run QUICK SETUP” ◆ If you have a wide-screen TV or a 4:3
Note appears at the bottom of the screen. If this standard TV with a wide-screen mode
message does not appear, select • 16:9 (page 60)
After you have completed the connection, be sure to “QUICK” under “SETUP” in the Control
set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to “DOLBY DIGITAL”
and “DTS” to “ON” in Quick Setup (page 24).
Menu to run Quick Setup (page 59).
8 Press ENTER.
4 Press ENTER without inserting a The Setup Display for selecting the type
of jack used to connect your amplifier
disc. (receiver) appears.
23 24

1-20
“DTS” is selected.
Is this player connected to an amplifier
(receiver) ? Select the type of jack you AUDIO SETUP
are using. AUDIO ATT: OFF Playing Discs
YES AUDIO DRC: STANDARD
LINE OUTPUT L/R (AUDIO) DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND
DIGITAL OUTPUT

NO
DIGITAL OUT:
DOLBY DIGITAL:
ON
D-PCM Playing Discs
DTS: OFF

Hookups
OFF

9 Press X/x to select the type of jack ON


With the playback side facing down
Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some
(if any) you are using to connect to
an amplifier (receiver), then press
12Press X/x to select whether or operations may be different or restricted. 5 Press H.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied The disc tray closes, and the player starts
not you wish to send a DTS signal with your disc.
ENTER. playback (continuous play). Adjust the
to your amplifier (receiver). volume on the TV or the amplifier
Choose the item that matches the audio [/1 AH
connection you selected on pages 20 to Choose the item that matches the audio (receiver).
23 ( A through D ). connection you selected on pages 21 to Depending on the disc, a menu may
23 ( B through D ). appear on the TV screen. For DVDs, see
A page 29. For VIDEO CDs, see page 29.
• If you connect just a TV and nothing B-2 C-2
else, select “NO.” Quick Setup is • OFF (page 63)
finished and connections are complete. D To turn off the player
B-1 C-1 • ON (only if the amplifier (receiver) has Press [/1. The player enters standby mode.
• Select “LINE OUTPUT L/R a DTS decoder) (page 63)
(AUDIO).” Quick Setup is finished and z Hint
connections are complete. 13Press ENTER. AUDIO
You can have the player turn off automatically
whenever you leave it in stop mode for more than
B-2 C-2 D Quick Setup is finished. All connections 30 minutes. To turn on this function, set “AUTO
• Select “DIGITAL OUTPUT.” The Setup and setup operations are complete. POWER OFF” in “CUSTOM SETUP” to “ON”
Display for “DOLBY DIGITAL” appears. (page 61).
Enjoying the surround sound
10Press X/x to select the type of effects Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
Dolby Digital signal you wish to • When playing DTS-encoded CDs,
To enjoy the surround sound effects of this excessive noise will be heard from the
send to your amplifier (receiver). player or your amplifier (receiver), set the analog stereo jacks. To avoid possible
Choose the signal that matches the audio following items as described below for the damage to the audio system, the consumer
connection you selected on pages 21 to audio connection you selected on pages 21 to 1 Turn on your TV. should take proper precautions when the
23 ( B through D ). 23 ( B through D ). Each of these is the analog stereo jacks of the player are
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO ATT: OFF
default setting and does not need to be adjusted
when you first connect the player. Refer to
2 Press [/1. connected to an amplification system. To
enjoy DTS Digital Surround™ playback, an
AUDIO DRC: STANDARD
page 58 for using the Setup Display. The player turns on. external 5.1-channel decoder system must
DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND
DIGITAL OUT:
DOLBY DIGITAL:
DTS:
ON
D-PCM
D-PCM
Audio Connection (pages 20 to 23) 3 Switch the input selector on your be connected to the digital jack of the
player.
DOLBY DIGITAL A TV so that the signal from the • Set the sound to “STEREO” using the
• No additional settings are needed. AUDIO button when you play DTS sound
player appears on the TV screen. tracks on a CD (page 45).
B-1 C-1
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver) • Do not play DTS sound tracks without first
B-2 C-2 • Set “DOWNMIX” to “DOLBY Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and connecting the player to an audio
• D-PCM (page 63) SURROUND” (page 63) component having a built-in DTS decoder.
select the appropriate channel so that you
D • If the sound distorts even when the volume can hear sound from the player. The player outputs the DTS signal via the
• DOLBY DIGITAL (only if the is turned down, set “AUDIO ATT” to “ON” DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby Digital
decoder) (page 63)
(page 62)
B-2 C-2 D
4 Press A on the player, and place a jack even if “DTS” in “AUDIO SETUP” is
set to “OFF” in the Setup Display (page 63),
disc on the disc tray. and may affect your ears or cause your
11Press ENTER. • Set “DOWNMIX” to “DOLBY
SURROUND” (page 63) speakers to be damaged.
• Set “DIGITAL OUT” to “ON” (page 63)
25 26

Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a * For DVD VIDEOs and the DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
Notes
DVD only
**For DVD VIDEOs and the DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs Resuming Playback from • “MULTI-DISC RESUME” in “CUSTOM
• DTS audio signals are output only through
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
or DVD+RWs only
the Point Where You SETUP” must be set to “ON” (default) for this
function to work (page 62).
OPTICAL) jack.
• When you play a DVD with DTS sound
z Hints
• The Instant Replay function is useful when you
Stopped the Disc (Multi-disc • The resume playback point for the current disc is
cleared when:
tracks, set “DTS” to “ON” in “AUDIO want to review a scene or dialog that you missed. Resume) – you change the play mode.
SETUP” (page 63). • The Instant Search function is useful when you – you change the settings on the Setup Display.
• If you connect the player to audio want to pass over a scene that you don’t want to • This function may not work with some discs.
watch. The player stores the point where you stopped
Playing Discs

equipment without a DTS decoder, do not • Resume Play does not work during Shuffle Play
set “DTS” to “ON” in “AUDIO SETUP” the disc for up to 6 discs and resumes and Program Play.
(page 63). A loud noise may come out from Note playback the next time you insert the same • If “MULTI-DISC RESUME” in “CUSTOM
the speakers, affecting your ears or causing disc. When you store a resume playback point SETUP” is set to “ON” and you playback a
You may not be able to use the Instant Replay or recorded disc such as DVD-RW, the player may
the speakers to be damaged. for the seventh disc, the resume playback
Instant Search function with some scenes. playback other recorded discs from the same
point for the first disc is deleted.
resume point. To play from the beginning, press
Additional operations Locking the disc tray (Child x twice and then press H.
Lock)
You can lock the disc tray to prevent children
from opening it.

INSTANT REPLAY

INSTANT SEARCH

1 While playing a disc, press x to


To Operation ENTER stop playback.
Stop Press x RETURN “RESUME” appears on the front panel
Pause Press X
display.

Resume play after


pause
Press X or H
When the player is in standby mode, press 2 Press H.
O RETURN, ENTER, and then [/1 on the The player starts playback from the point
Go to the next chapter, Press > remote. where you stopped the disc in Step 1.
track, or scene in
continuous play mode The player turns on and “LOCKED” appears
on the front panel display.
Go back to the Press . The Z button on the player or the remote does z Hints
previous chapter, not work while the Child Lock is set. • To play from the beginning of the disc, press x
track, or scene in twice, then press H.
continuous play mode • For CDs and DATA CDs, the player remembers
the resume playback point for the current disc
Stop play and remove Press Z To unlock the disc tray unless the disc tray is opened, the power cord is
the disc When the player is in standby mode, press disconnected, or only for DATA CDs, the player
Replay the previous Press O RETURN, ENTER, and then [/1 again. enters standby mode.
scene* INSTANT REPLAY
during playback Note
Briefly fast forward Press Even if you select “RESET” under “SETUP” in the
the current scene** INSTANT SEARCH Control Menu (page 59), the disc tray remains
during playback locked.

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z Hint
To play without using PBC, press ./> or the
Using the DVD’s Menu Playing VIDEO CDs with number buttons while the player is stopped to select Playing an MP3 Audio
A DVD is divided into long sections of a
PBC Functions (PBC Playback) a track, then press H or ENTER.
“Play without PBC” appears on the TV screen and
Track
picture or a music feature called “titles.” the player starts continuous play. You cannot play
When you play a DVD which contains still pictures such as a menu. You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/
To return to PBC playback, press x twice then CD-Rs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1
several titles, you can select the title you want PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play press H. Audio Layer 3) format.
using the TOP MENU button. VIDEO CDs interactively by following the
When you play DVDs that allow you to select menu on the TV screen.

Playing Discs
items such as the language for the subtitles Notes
and the language for the sound, select these • Depending on the VIDEO CD, “Press ENTER” in
items using the MENU button. Step 3 may appear as “Press SELECT” in the
instructions supplied with the disc. In this case,
Number press H.
buttons • The PBC functions of Super VCDs do not work
with this player. Super VCDs are played in
Number continuous play mode only.
buttons

ENTER

ENTER RETURN
ENTER MENU
RETURN

TOP MENU MENU


1 Start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC 1 Press Z and place a DATA CD on
functions. the disc tray.
1 Press TOP MENU or MENU. The menu for your selection appears.
The disc’s menu appears on the TV 2 Press H.
screen. 2 Select the item number you want The disc tray closes, and the player starts
The contents of the menu vary from disc by pressing X/x or the number to play the first MP3 audio track in the
to disc. first album on the disc.
buttons.
2 Press C/X/x/c or the number
buttons to select the item you want 3 Press ENTER. Notes
to play or change.
If you press the number buttons, the
4 Follow the instructions in the • The player can play MP3 audio tracks recorded in
the following sampling frequencies: 32 kHz,
menu for interactive operations. 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz.
following display appears. • The playback order may be different from the
Press the number buttons to select the Refer to the instructions supplied with the edited order. See “The Playback order of MP3
item you want. disc, as the operating procedure may audio tracks” on the next page for details.
differ depending on the VIDEO CD.
1 Selecting an album and track
To return to the menu 1 Press MENU.
Press O RETURN. The list of MP3 albums recorded on the
DATA CD appears.

3 Press ENTER.

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See the instructions of the CD-R/CD-RW When you insert a DATA CD and press H,
1( 30) device or recording software (not supplied)
for details on the recording format.
the numbered tracks are played sequentially,
from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks
Various Play Mode
ROCK BEST HIT
KARAOKE
JAZZ
contained within a currently selected album Functions (Program Play,
R&B
To play a Multi Session CD take priority over the next album in the same
MY FAVORITE SONGS This player can play Multi Session CDs when tree. (Example: C contains D so 4 is Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat
CLASSICAL
an MP3 audio track is located in the first played before 5.)
SALSA OF CUBA
BOSSANOVA session. Any subsequent MP3 audio tracks, When you press MENU and the list of MP3
Play)
recorded in the later sessions, can also be albums appears (page 30), the albums are
2 played back. arranged in the following order: A t B t You can set the following play modes:
Playing Discs

Select an album using X/x and press


When audio tracks and images in music CD C t D t F t G. Albums that do not • Program Play (page 32)
ENTER.
format or video CD format are recorded in the contain tracks (such as album E) do not • Shuffle Play (page 34)
The list of tracks contained in the album • Repeat Play (page 35)
appears. first session, only the first session will be appear in the list.
played back. • A-B Repeat Play (page 35)
JAZZ
z Hints
1(90) • If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front Note
Notes of the track file names, the tracks will be played in
0 1 SHE IS SPECIAL • If you put the extension “.MP3” to data not in that order. The play mode is canceled when:
0 2 ALL YOU NEED IS ... – you open the disc tray.
0 3 SPICY LIFE MP3 format, the player cannot recognize the data • Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
0 4 HAPPY HOUR properly and will generate a loud noise which playback, it is recommended that you create – the player enters standby mode by pressing [/1.
0 5 RIVER SIDE
0 6 5
could damage your speaker system. albums of no more than two trees.
0 7 TAKE TIME,TAKE TIME • The player cannot play audio tracks in MP3PRO Creating your own program
format.
Notes (Program Play)
3 Select a track using X/x and press The Playback order of MP3 audio tracks • Depending on the software you use to create the
ENTER. DATA CD, the playback order may differ from You can play the contents of a disc in the
The playback order of albums and tracks order you want by arranging the order of the
The selected track starts playing. the illustration above.
recorded on a DATA CD is as follows. titles, chapters, or tracks on the disc to create
When a track or album is being played, its • The playback order above may not be applicable
title is shaded. ◆Structure of disc contents if there are more than a total of 200 albums and your own program. You can program up to 99
Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Tree 4 Tree 5 tracks in the DATA CD. titles, chapters, and tracks.
• The player can recognize up to 100 albums (the
ROOT player will count just albums, including albums
To go to the next or previous page
that do not contain MP3 audio tracks). The player
Press c or C. will not play any albums beyond the first 100
albums. Of the first 100 albums, the player will Number
To return to the previous display play no more than a combined total of 200 albums buttons
Press O RETURN. and tracks. CLEAR
To turn off the display
Press MENU.

Notes ENTER
• Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can
be used for album or track names. Anything else
is displayed as “*”. DISPLAY
• ID3 tags cannot be displayed.

About MP3 audio tracks


You can play MP3 audio tracks on CD-ROMs 1 Press DISPLAY twice (when playing a
or CD-Rs/CD-RWs. However, the discs must CD, press once).
be recorded according to ISO9660 level 1, The Control Menu appears.
level 2, or Joliet format for the player to
recognize the tracks.
album
2 Press X/x to select
You can also play discs recorded in Multi (PROGRAM), then press ENTER.
track
Session. The options for “PROGRAM” appear.

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Next, press X/x or the number buttons to cancel using X/x or the number buttons, The options for “SHUFFLE” appear.
12(27) PLAY and press c.
18(34) DVD VIDEO select “03” under “C,” then press
12(27) PLAY
T 1:32:55 ENTER. 3 Follow Step 5 for new programming. To 18(34) DVD VIDEO
OFF
OFF PROGRAM
cancel a program, select “--” under “T,” T 1:32:55
SET T then press ENTER. OFF
ON ALL CLEAR
1. TITLE 0 2 – 0 3 –– OFF
2. TITLE – – 01 To cancel all the titles, chapters, or tracks TITLE
3. TITLE – – 02 CHAPTER
4. TITLE – – 03
in the programmed order
5. TITLE – –
6. TITLE – –
04
05
1 Follow Steps 1 through 3 of “Creating
3 your own program (Program Play).”

Playing Discs
Press X/x to select “SET t,” then 7. TITLE – –

press ENTER. 2 Press X and select “ALL CLEAR.” 3 Press X/x to select the item to be
Selected title and chapter 3 Press ENTER.
shuffled.
“TRACK” is displayed when you play
a VIDEO CD or CD. ◆ When playing a DVD
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD or CD z Hint • TITLE
For example, select track “02.” You can do Repeat Play or Shuffle Play of the • CHAPTER
PROGRAM
T Press X/x or the number buttons to select programmed titles, chapters, or tracks. During
ALL CLEAR
Program Play, follow the Steps of “Repeat Play” ◆ When playing a VIDEO CD or CD
1. TITLE –– “02” under “T,” then press ENTER.
2. TITLE – – 01 (page 35) or “Shuffle Play” (page 34). • TRACK
3. TITLE – – 02 Selected track
4. TITLE – – 03 ◆ When Program Play is activated
5. TITLE – – 04 PROGRAM 0:15:30 Notes • ON: shuffles titles, chapters, or tracks
6. TITLE – – 05 T
7. TITLE – – ALL CLEAR
• When playing Super VCDs, the total time of the
selected in Program Play.
1. TRACK 02 ––

Titles or tracks
2. TRACK
3. TRACK
––
––
01
02
programmed tracks does not appear on the screen.
• You cannot use this function with VIDEO CDs
4 Press ENTER.
recorded on a disc 4. TRACK –– 03 Shuffle Play starts.
5. TRACK –– 04 with PBC playback.
––
4 Press c.
6. TRACK
7. TRACK ––
05

Playing in random order (Shuffle


The cursor moves to the title or track row To return to normal play
“T” (in this case, “01”). Total time of the programmed tracks Play) Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in Step 3.

PROGRAM
ALL CLEAR
T C 6 To program other titles, chapters, or
You can have the player “shuffle” titles,
chapters, or tracks. Subsequent “shuffling”
To turn off the Control Menu
1. TITLE – – –– ALL tracks, repeat Steps 4 to 5. Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
2. TITLE – – 01 01
may produce a different playing order. Menu is turned off.
The programmed titles, chapters, and
3. TITLE – – 02 02
4. TITLE – – 03 03 tracks are displayed in the selected order.
5. TITLE – – 04 04 z Hints
6. TITLE – –
7. TITLE – –
05 05
06
7 Press H to start Program Play. • You can set Shuffle Play while the player is
Program Play begins. stopped. After selecting the “SHUFFLE” option,
press H. Shuffle Play starts.
When the program ends, you can restart
• Up to 200 chapters in a disc can be played in
Chapters recorded on a disc the same program again by pressing H. CLEAR random order when “CHAPTER” is selected.

5 Select the title, chapter, or track you


Note
want to program. To return to normal play
Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in Step 3. To You cannot use this function with VIDEO CDs with
◆ When playing a DVD ENTER PBC playback.
play the same program again, select “ON” in
For example, select chapter “03” of title
Step 3 and press ENTER.
“02.”
Press X/x or the number buttons to select DISPLAY
To turn off the display
“02” under “T,” then press ENTER.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display
PROGRAM is turned off.
ALL CLEAR
T C 1 Press DISPLAY twice during playback
1. TITLE – – –– ALL To change or cancel a program (when playing a CD, press once).
2. TITLE – – 01 01
3. TITLE – – 02 02
03
1 Follow Steps 1 through 3 of “Creating The Control Menu appears.
4. TITLE – – 03
5. TITLE – –
6. TITLE – –
04 04
05
your own program (Program Play).”
2 Press X/x to select
7. TITLE – –
05
06 2 Select the program number of the title, (SHUFFLE), then press ENTER.
chapter, or track you want to change or
,continued 33 34

Playing repeatedly (Repeat Play)


To return to normal play 3 Press X/x to select “ SET t,” then
Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in Step 2. press ENTER.
The “A-B REPEAT” setting display
z Hints appears.
You can play all of the titles or tracks on a • You can set Repeat Play while the player is
disc or a single title, chapter, or track stopped. After selecting the “REPEAT” option,
repeatedly. press H. Repeat Play starts.
You can use a combination of Shuffle or • You can also select “REPEAT” from the Control A-B REPEAT
Program Play modes. Menu (page 12).
Set point A with ENTER .
Playing Discs

Note
You cannot use this function with VIDEO CDs with
PBC playback.

Repeating a specific portion (A-


4 During playback, when you find the
CLEAR starting point (point A) of the portion to
REPEAT B Repeat Play) be played repeatedly, press ENTER.
The starting point (point A) is set.
You can play a specific portion of a title,
chapter or track repeatedly. (This function is
useful when you want to memorize lyrics, etc.)
A-B REPEAT

Set point B with ENTER .

CHAPTER TIME

1 Press REPEAT during playback.


CLEAR
A: 18 – 1 : 32 : 55

The following display appears.


5 When you reach the ending point
DISC (point B), press ENTER again.
The set points are displayed and the
ENTER player starts repeating this specific
portion.

2 Press REPEAT repeatedly to select the DISPLAY 12(27)


18(34)
PLAY
DVD VIDEO
item to be repeated. T 1:34:30

◆ When playing a DVD


• DISC: repeats all of the titles.
• TITLE: repeats the current title on a
1 Press DISPLAY twice during playback ON

disc. (when playing a CD, press once). CHAPTER TIME


The Control Menu appears. A: 18 – 1 : 32 : 55
• CHAPTER: repeats the current B: 18 – 1 : 34 : 30
chapter. 2 Press X/x to select (A-B
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD or CD REPEAT), then press ENTER.
• DISC: repeats all of the tracks. The options for “A-B REPEAT”
To return to normal play
• TRACK: repeats the current track. appear. Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in Step 3.
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) 12(27) PLAY
• DISC: repeats all of the albums. 18(34) DVD VIDEO To turn off the Control Menu
T 1:32:55
• ALBUM: repeats the current album. Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
• TRACK: repeats the current track. Menu is turned off.
◆ When Program Play or Shuffle Play is OFF
SET
activated OFF Note
• ON: repeats Program Play or Shuffle
When you set A-B Repeat Play, the settings for
Play. Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, and Program Play are
canceled.
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you want, release the button to return to The “SLOW2 y”/“SLOW2 ” playback
normal playback speed. speed is slower than “SLOW1 y”/“SLOW1
.”
Searching for a Title/
Searching for a Scene
Locating a point quickly by Chapter/Track/Scene,
Searching for a playing a disc in fast forward or Playing one frame at a time etc.
fast reverse (Scan) (Freeze Frame)
Particular Point on a You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and
When the player is in the pause mode, press
Disc (Search, Scan, Slow-motion STEP to go to the next frame. Press you can search a VIDEO CD/CD/DATA CD
Press m or M while playing a STEP to go to the preceding frame by track, index, or scene. As titles and tracks
Play, Freeze Frame) disc. When you find the point you want, press (DVD only). If you hold the button down, you are assigned unique numbers on the disc, you
H to return to normal speed. Each time you can view the frames in succession. To return can select the desired one by entering its

Searching for a Scene


You can quickly locate a particular point on a press m or M during scan, the to normal playback, press H. number. Or, you can search for a scene using
disc by monitoring the picture or playing back playback speed changes. With each press the the time code.
slowly. indication changes as shown below. Actual
speeds may differ with some discs.

Playback direction
Number
×2B t FF1M t FF2M t FF3M buttons
CLEAR
FF3M (DVD/VIDEO CD only)
×2B (DVD/CD only)
STEP
Opposite direction
STEP ENTER
×2b t FR1m t FR2m t FR3m

DISPLAY
FR3m (DVD/VIDEO CD only)
×2b (DVD only)

The “×2B”/ “×2b” playback speed is about


twice the normal speed.
./>
The “FF3M”/“FR3m” playback speed is 1 Press DISPLAY.
faster than “FF2M”/“FR2m” and the The Control Menu appears.
“FF2M”/“FR2m” playback speed is
faster than “FF1M”/“FR1m.” 2 Press X/x to select the search
Watching frame by frame (Slow- method.
Note
motion play) ◆ When playing a DVD
Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not
TITLE
be able to do some of the operations described. Press m or M when the player is
in pause mode. To return to the normal speed, CHAPTER
Locating a point quickly using press H. TIME/TEXT
Each time you press m or M
the PREV (previous)/NEXT (next) during Slow-motion play, the playback speed Select “TIME/TEXT” to search for a starting
buttons (Search) changes. Two speeds are available. With each point by inputting the time code.
press the indication changes as follows: ◆ When playing a VIDEO CD without PBC
Playback
You can search for a particular point on a Playback direction TRACK
disc using ./> on the player. SLOW2 y SLOW1
During playback, press and hold > to INDEX
locate a point in the playback direction or Opposite direction (DVD only)
press and hold . to locate a point in the SLOW2 y SLOW1
opposite direction. When you find the point
,continued 37 38

◆ When playing a VIDEO CD with PBC To turn off the Control Menu z Hint
Playback
SCENE
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
Menu is turned off.
Searching by Scene You can also select “PICTURE NAVIGATION”
from the Control Menu (page 12).

INDEX (PICTURE NAVIGATION)


To search for a scene using the time code Notes
◆ When playing a CD (DVD only) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens • Depending on the disc, you may not be able to
TRACK select all functions.
1 In Step 2, select TIME/TEXT. and find the desired scene quickly.
• The sound is muted when using this function.
INDEX “T **:**:**” (playing time of the current
title) is selected.
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) Scanning the title, chapter, or
ALBUM 2 Press ENTER.
“T **:**:**” changes to “T --:--:--.” track (TITLE VIEWER, CHAPTER
TRACK VIEWER, TRACK VIEWER)
Searching for a Scene

3 Input the time code using the number


Example: when you select buttons, then press ENTER.
CHAPTER You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens
For example, to find the scene at 2 hours, PICTURE
“** (**)” is selected (** refers to a number). and display the first scene of titles, chapters,
NAVI
10 minutes, and 20 seconds after the or tracks.
The number in parentheses indicates the total beginning, just enter “2:10:20.”
number of titles, chapters, tracks, indexes or
scenes. X You can also play back from the selected title,
z Hints chapter, or track. After performing Step 3 of
• When the Control Menu display is turned off, you ENTER
12(27) PLAY “Searching by Scene (PICTURE
can search for a chapter (DVD) or track (CD) by
18(34) DVD VIDEO RETURN NAVIGATION)” above, select the scene
T 1:32:55 pressing the number buttons and ENTER.
• You can display the first scene of titles, chapters, using C/X/x/c and press ENTER.
or tracks recorded on the disc on a screen divided
into 9 sections. You can start playback directly by
selecting one of the scenes. For details, see
1 Press PICTURE NAVI during z Hint
If there are more than 9 titles, chapters, or tracks, V
Selected row “Searching by Scene (PICTURE playback. is displayed at the bottom right.
NAVIGATION)” on the next page. To display the additional titles, chapters, or tracks,
The following display appears. select the bottom right scene (the position 9) and
3 Press ENTER. Notes CHAPTER VIEWER ENTER
press x. To return to the previous scene, select the
top left scene (the position 1) and press X.
“** (**)” changes to “-- (**).” • The title, chapter, or track number displayed is the
same number recorded on the disc.
12(27) PLAY
(34) DVD VIDEO
• You cannot search for a scene on a DVD+RW
using the time code. 1 2 3
T 1:32:55

2 Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to 4 5 6


select the item.
Refer to the explanations given for each
7 8 9
item in the following sections.
• CHAPTER VIEWER (for DVD
4 Press X/x or the number buttons VIDEO only)
to select the title, chapter, track, • TITLE VIEWER (for DVD VIDEO
only)
index, or scene number you want • TRACK VIEWER (for VIDEO CD
to search. only)
If you make a mistake
Cancel the number by pressing CLEAR, 3 Press ENTER.
then select another number.

5 Press ENTER. To return to normal play


Press O RETURN.
The player starts playback from the
selected number.

39 40

1-24
◆ When playing a DVD When playing a VIDEO CD (without PBC
Viewing Information About the • T *:*:* (hours: minutes: seconds) Checking the information on the functions) or CD
Disc Playing time of the current title front panel display
• T–*:*:* Playing time and number of the
You can view the time information and text current track
Remaining time of the current title
Checking the Playing • C *:*:* displayed on the TV screen also on the front
panel display. The information on the front
Time and Remaining Playing time of the current chapter
• C–*:*:* panel display changes as follows when you
Remaining time of the current
Time Remaining time of the current chapter change the time information on your TV
screen.
track
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD (with PBC
You can check the playing time and functions) When playing a DVD
remaining time of the current title, chapter, or • *:* (minutes: seconds)
track. Also, you can check the DVD/CD text Playing time of the current scene Playing time of the current title Playing time of the disc
or track name (MP3 audio) recorded on the ◆ When playing a VIDEO CD (without
disc. PBC functions) or CD

Viewing Information About the Disc


• T *:* (minutes: seconds)
Playing time of the current track Remaining time of the current title Remaining time of the disc
• T–*:*
Remaining time of the current track
• D *:*
TIME/TEXT Playing time of the current disc
• D–*:* Playing time of the current chapter Text
Remaining time of the current disc
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio)
• *:* (minutes: seconds) Remaining time of the current
Playing time of the current track chapter Current track and index number
◆ When playing a Super VCD
• T *:* (minutes: seconds)
(returns to top automatically)
Playing time of the current track
Text z Hints

1 Press TIME/TEXT during playback. To check the DVD/CD text or track and
album names (MP3 audio)
• When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions,
the scene number and the playing time are
The following display appears. displayed.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly in Step 2 to • Long text that does not fit in a single line will
display text recorded on the DVD/CD/DATA Current title and chapter number scroll across the front panel display.
T 1:01:57 PLAY CD. • You can also check the time information and text
The DVD/CD text appears only when text is using the Control Menu (page 12).
(returns to top automatically)
Time recorded in the disc. You cannot change the
information text. If the disc does not contain text, “NO Notes
TEXT” appears. When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) • Depending on the type of disc being played, the
2 Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to Playing time and number of the
DVD/CD text or track name may not be
displayed.
change the time information. current track
• The player can only display the first level of the
The display and the kinds of time that you DVD/CD text, such as the disc name or title.
can change depend on the disc you are BRAHMS SYMPHONY • Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
playing. displayed correctly.
Track name
For DATA CDs, the track and album names
of the MP3 audio track appears (page 44).

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To close the ADVANCED window


Checking the play information of
Checking the Play Select “OFF” in Step 3.
a DATA CD
Information To turn off the Control Menu
By pressing TIME/TEXT while playing MP3
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
Menu is turned off. audio tracks on a DATA CD, you can display
You can check information such as the bit the audio bit rate (the amount of data per
rate or the disc layer that is being played. second of the current audio).
Displays of each item
By pressing DISPLAY repeatedly, you can Bit rate
display either “BIT RATE” or “LAYER,”
whichever was selected in “ADVANCED.” T 17:30 128k PLAY
◆BIT RATE
TIME/TEXT BIT RATE
384kbps Audio
Viewing Information About the Disc

Mbps Video
0 5 10
JAZZ
Bit rate refers to the amount of video/audio RIVER SIDE
data per second in a disc. While playing a
ENTER disc, an approximate bit rate of the playback Album name Track name
DISPLAY picture is displayed as Mbps (Mega bit per
second) and the audio as kbps (kilo bit per
second). The higher the bit rate, the larger the
amount of data. However, this does not
always mean that you can get higher quality
Checking the play information of pictures or sounds.
a DVD (ADVANCED) ◆LAYER
Appears when the DVD
1 Press DISPLAY during playback. has dual layers
The Control Menu is displayed.
2 Press X/x to select
(ADVANCED), then press ENTER.
The options for “ADVANCED” appear.
Indicates the approximate point where the
12(27) PLAY disc is playing.
18(34) DVD VIDEO
T 1:32:55 If it is a dual-layer DVD, the player indicates
which layer is being read (“Layer 0” or
“Layer 1”).
For details on the layers, see page 67 (DVD
BIT RATE BIT RATE
OFF 384 kbps VIDEO).
BIT RATE Mbps
LAYER 0 5 10

3 Press X/x to select items.


For each item, please refer to “Displays
of each item.”
• BIT RATE: displays the bit rate.
• LAYER: displays the layer and the
pick-up point.
4 Press ENTER.

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1-25
When 4 digits are displayed, they Current audio format*
indicate a language code. Refer to
“Language Code List” on page 70 to see 12(27) PLAY
TV Virtual Surround
Sound Adjustments 18(34)
which language the code represents. T 1:32:55
1: ENGLISH
DVD VIDEO
Settings (TVS)
When the same language is displayed two
Changing the Sound or more times, the DVD is recorded in
PROGRAM FORMAT
DOLBY DIGITAL 3/2.1 When you connect a stereo TV or 2 front
multiple audio formats. speakers, TVS (TV Virtual Surround) lets
L C R
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD, CD, or LFE you enjoy surround sound effects by using
When playing a DVD recorded in multiple DATA CD (MP3 audio) LS RS sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers
audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, or DTS), The default setting is underlined. from the sound of the front speakers (L: left,
you can change the audio format. If the DVD • STEREO: The standard stereo sound Currently playing program format** R: right) without using actual rear speakers.
is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can • 1/L: The sound of the left channel TVS was developed by Sony to produce
(monaural) *“PCM,” “DTS,” or “DOLBY DIGITAL” is surround sound for home use using just a
also change the language.
• 2/R: The sound of the right channel displayed. stereo TV.
With CDs, DATA CDs, or VIDEO CDs, you
(monaural) In the case of “DOLBY DIGITAL,” the If the player is set up to output the signal from
can select the sound from the right or left
channels in the playing track are displayed
channel and listen to the sound of the selected ◆ When playing a Super VCD the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or
by numbers as follows: COAXIAL) jack, the surround effect will
channel through both the right and left The default setting is underlined.
• 1:STEREO: The stereo sound of the only be heard when “DOLBY DIGITAL” is

Sound Adjustments
speakers. For example, when playing a disc
For Dolby Digital 5.1 ch: set to “D-PCM” in “AUDIO SETUP” (page
containing a song with the vocals on the right audio track 1
channel and the instruments on the left • 1:1/L: The sound of the left channel of Rear component 2 63).
channel, you can hear the instruments from the audio track 1 (monaural)
both speakers by selecting the left channel. • 1:2/R: The sound of the right channel of
the audio track 1 (monaural) DOLBY DIGITAL 3 / 2 . 1
• 2:STEREO: The stereo sound of the
audio track 2 Front component 2+ LFE (Low Frequency
• 2:1/L: The sound of the left channel of Center component 1 Effect) component 1
the audio track 2 (monaural) SUR
**The letters in the program format display
• 2:2/R: The sound of the right channel of
mean the following sound component:
the audio track 2 (monaural)
AUDIO L: Front (left)
R: Front (right)
C: Center
z Hint
You can also select “AUDIO” from the Control LS: Rear (left)
Menu (page 12). RS: Rear (right)
S: Rear (monaural): The rear
component of the Dolby
DISPLAY Note
Surround processed signal and 1 Press SUR during playback.
While playing a Super VCD on which the audio the Dolby Digital signal
track 2 is not recorded, no sound will come out
The following display appears.
LFE: Low Frequency Effect signal
when you select “2:STEREO,” “2:1/L,” or
1 Press AUDIO during playback. “2:2/R.”
z Hint
TVS DYNAMIC
The following display appears. For Dolby Digital and DTS, “LFE” is always
Displaying the audio information enclosed in a solid line regardless of the LFE signal
component being output.
1:ENGLISH of the disc
Press DISPLAY during playback to display Note
2 Press SUR repeatedly to select
the Control Menu. Select “AUDIO” using If “DTS” is set to “OFF” in “AUDIO SETUP”
one of the TVS sounds.
X/x. The channels being played are displayed
2 Press AUDIO repeatedly to select on the screen.
(page 63) the DTS track selection option will not
appear on the screen even if the disc contains DTS
Refer to the following explanations given
for each item.
For example, in Dolby Digital format, tracks.
the desired audio signal. • TVS DYNAMIC
multiple signals ranging from monaural to 5.1 • TVS WIDE
◆ When playing a DVD channel signals can be recorded on a DVD. • TVS NIGHT
Depending on the DVD, the choice of Depending on the DVD, the number of the • TVS STANDARD
language varies. recorded channels may differ.

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To cancel the setting


L R
Select “OFF” in Step 2. Displaying the Subtitles
Enjoying Movies
◆TVS DYNAMIC
Creates virtual rear speakers from the sound
of the front speakers (L, R) without using
Changing the Angles If subtitles are recorded on the discs, you can
actual rear speakers (shown below). change the subtitles or turn them on and off
This mode is effective when the distance If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene
whenever you want while playing a DVD.
between the front L and R speakers is short, are recorded on the DVD, “ ” appears in
such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV. the front panel display. This means that you
can change the viewing angle.
TV L: Front speaker (left)
R: Front speaker (right)
: Virtual speaker
SUBTITLE
z Hints
• You can select “TVS” by pressing the
◆TVS WIDE SURROUND button on the player.
ANGLE
• You can also select “TVS” from the Control
Sound Adjustments

Creates virtual rear speakers from the sound


of the front speakers (L, R) without using Menu (page 12).
actual rear speakers. The virtual speakers are
reproduced as shown in the illustration
below.
Notes 1 Press SUBTITLE during playback.
• When the playing signal does not contain a signal
This mode is effective when the distance for the rear speakers, the surround effects cannot 1 Press ANGLE during playback. The following display appears.
between the front L and R speakers is short, be heard.
The number of the angle appears on the 1:ENGLISH
such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV. • When you select one of the TVS modes, turn off
the surround setting of the connected TV or display.
TV amplifier (receiver).
• Make sure that your listening position is between 2
and at an equal distance from your speakers, and
that the speakers are located in similar 2 Press SUBTITLE repeatedly to
surroundings. select the setting.
• Not all discs will respond to the “TVS NIGHT”
function in the same way. 2 Press ANGLE repeatedly to select When playing a DVD
the angle number. Select the language.
The scene changes to the selected angle. Depending on the DVD, the choice of
language varies.
◆TVS NIGHT
When 4 digits are displayed, they
Large sounds, such as explosions, are
z Hint indicate a language code. Refer to
suppressed, but the quieter sounds are
You can also select “ANGLE” from the Control “Language Code List” on page 70 to see
unaffected. This feature is useful when you
Menu (page 12). which language the code represents.
want to hear the dialog and enjoy the
surround sound effects of “TVS WIDE” at
low volume. Note
To turn off the subtitles
◆TVS STANDARD Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to
change the angles even if multi-angles are recorded Select “OFF” in Step 2.
Creates virtual rear speakers from the sound
on the DVD.
of the front speakers (L, R) without using z Hint
actual rear speakers. The virtual speakers are You can also select “SUBTITLE” from the Control
reproduced as shown in the illustration Menu (page 12).
below. Use this setting when you want to use
TVS with 2 separate speakers. Note
Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to
change the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles
are recorded on it. You also may not be able to turn
them off.

47 48

1-26
4 Press ENTER. • CINEMA 2: White colors become
Adjusting the Picture The disc plays with the setting you Adjusting the Playback brighter and black colors become
richer, and the color contrast is
selected.
Quality (BNR) Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE) increased.
• MEMORY: adjusts the picture in
greater detail.
The Block Noise Reduction (BNR) function To cancel the “ BNR” setting
adjusts the picture quality by reducing the Select “OFF” in Step 3.
“block noise” or mosaic like patterns that You can adjust the video signal of the DVD or
VIDEO CD from the player to obtain the z Hints
appear on your TV screen. To turn off the Control Menu • When you watch a movie, “CINEMA 1” or
picture quality you want. Choose the setting
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control “CINEMA 2” is recommended.
that best suits the program you are watching.
Menu is turned off. • The picture can be adjusted by pressing the
When you select “MEMORY,” you can make PICTURE MODE button on the player as well.
further adjustments to each element of the • You can also select “CUSTOM PICTURE
Notes picture (color, brightness, etc.). MODE” from the Control Menu (page 12).
• If the outlines of the images on your screen should
become blurred, set “BNR” to “OFF.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played, Adjusting the picture items in
there may be no “BNR” effect, or it may be hard “MEMORY”
to discern.
You can adjust each element of the picture
ENTER PICTURE individually.
MODE

Enjoying Movies
• PICTURE: changes the contrast
• BRIGHTNESS: changes the overall
DISPLAY
brightness
ENTER • COLOR: makes the colors deeper or lighter
• HUE: changes the color balance

1 Press DISPLAY twice during RETURN


1 Press PICTURE MODE repeatedly to
select “ MEMORY” then press ENTER.
playback.
The “PICTURE” adjustment bar appears.
C 01:32:55
The Control Menu appears.
1 Press PICTURE MODE during
2 Press X/x to select (BNR), playback.
then press ENTER. The following display appears.
The options for “BNR” appear. PICTURE 0
DYNAMIC 1
12(27)
18(34)
PLAY
DVD VIDEO
2 Press C/c to adjust the picture
T 1:32:55 contrast, then press ENTER.
OFF The adjustment is saved, and
1
“BRIGHTNESS” adjustment bar
2
3
OFF
2 Press PICTURE MODE repeatedly appears.
to select the setting you want. 3 Repeat Step 2 to adjust
The default setting is underlined. “ BRIGHTNESS,” “ COLOR,” and
3 Press X/x to select a level. • STANDARD: displays a standard
picture.
“ HUE.”
The Custom Picture Mode display
• 1: reduces the “block noise.” • DYNAMIC 1: produces a bold appears. You can check each adjustment.
• 2: reduces the “block noise” more than dynamic picture by increasing the C 01:32:55
1. picture contrast and the color intensity.
• 3: reduces the “block noise” more than • DYNAMIC 2: produces a more PICTURE +1
dynamic picture than DYNAMIC 1 by BRIGHTNESS –3
2. COLOR +3
further increasing the picture contrast HUE –1
and the color intensity. RETURN RESET
• CINEMA 1: enhances details in dark
areas by increasing the black level.
49 50

To turn off the display 4 Press ENTER.


Press O RETURN , or select “RETURN” in
Step 3 and press ENTER.
Enhancing the Playback The disc plays with the setting you
selected.
Picture (DIGITAL VIDEO
z Hints
• To reset the picture items to the default values, ENHANCER)
press c after Step 3 to select “RESET” and press To cancel the “ DIGITAL VIDEO
ENTER. ENHANCER” setting
The Digital Video Enhancer (DVE) function
• If you do not want to save the adjustment in Step Select “OFF” in Step 3.
2, you can go to the next picture adjustment item makes the picture appear clear and crisp by
by pressing X/x without saving. enhancing the outlines of images on your TV
To turn off the Control Menu
screen. Also, this function can soften the
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
images on the screen.
Menu is turned off.

Note
Depending on the disc or the scene being played,
noise found in the disc may become more apparent.
If this happens, it is recommended that you use the
BNR function (page 49) with the DVE function. If
the condition still does not improve, reduce the
Digital Video Enhancer level, or select “SOFT”
Enjoying Movies

(DVD only) in Step 3 above.


ENTER

DISPLAY

1 Press DISPLAY twice during


playback.
The Control Menu appears.

2 Press X/x to select


(DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER), then
press ENTER.
The options for “DIGITAL VIDEO
ENHANCER” appear.
12(27) PLAY
18(34) DVD VIDEO
T 1:32:55

OFF
1
2
3
SOFT
OFF

3 Press X/x to select a level.


• 1: enhances the outline.
• 2: enhances the outline more than 1.
• 3: enhances the outline more than 2.
• SOFT: softens the image (DVD only).
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1-27
3 Press X/x to select To turn off the Custom Parental Control
Using Various Additional (PARENTAL CONTROL), then press function
Functions ENTER. 1 Follow Steps 1 through 3 of “Custom
The options for “PARENTAL Parental Control.” Number
Locking Discs (CUSTOM CONTROL” appear.
2 Press X/x to select “OFF t,” then press
buttons

PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL 12(27) STOP ENTER.


18(34) DVD VIDEO
T 1:32:55 3 Enter your 4-digit password using the
CONTROL) number buttons, then press ENTER.
ON
PLAYER
You can set two kinds of playback restrictions PASSWORD To play a disc for which Custom Parental ENTER
for the desired disc. OFF Control is set
• Custom Parental Control
You can set playback restrictions so that the
1 Insert the disc for which Custom Parental DISPLAY
player will not play inappropriate discs. 4 Press X/x to select “ ON t,” then Control is set.
The “CUSTOM PARENTAL
• Parental Control press ENTER.
CONTROL” display appears.
Playback of some DVDs can be limited ◆ If you have not entered a password
according to a predetermined level such as The display for registering a new
1 Press DISPLAY while the player is in
the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked password appears.
stop mode.
CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL
or replaced with different scenes. The Control Menu appears.
The same password is used for both Parental
Control and Custom Parental Control.
Custom parental control is already
set. To play, enter your password 2 Press X/x to select
PARENTAL CONTROL and press ENTER . (PARENTAL CONTROL), then press
Enter a new 4-digit password, then ENTER.

Using Various Additional Functions


Custom Parental Control press ENTER .
The options for “PARENTAL
CONTROL” appear.
2 Enter your 4-digit password using the
You can set the same Custom Parental number buttons, then press ENTER. 12(27) STOP
Control password for up to 40 discs. When 18(34) DVD VIDEO
The player is ready for playback. T 1:32:55
you set the 41st-disc, the first disc is canceled. Enter a 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER. z Hint
ON
The display for confirming the password If you forget your password, enter the 6-digit PLAYER
appears. number “199703” using the number buttons when PASSWORD
the “CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL” display OFF
Number ◆ When you have already registered a
asks you for your password, then press ENTER.
buttons password The display will ask you to enter a new 4-digit
The display for entering the password
appears.
password. 3 Press X/x to select “ PLAYER t,”
then press ENTER.
Note ◆ If you have not entered a password
PARENTAL CONTROL Once you set Custom Parental Control with a The display for registering a new
ENTER recorded disc such as a DVD-RW, the display for password appears.
Enter password, then press ENTER . entering the password may appear again when you
insert a different recorded disc. Input the password
DISPLAY to play the disc.
PARENTAL CONTROL

Parental Control (limited Enter a new 4-digit password, then


press ENTER .

1 Insert the disc you want to lock.


5 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password playback)
using the number buttons, then press
If the disc is playing, press x to stop Playback of some DVDs can be limited
ENTER. according to a predetermined level such as the
playback.
“Custom parental control is set.” appears age of the users. The “PARENTAL
2 Press DISPLAY while the player is in and then the screen returns to the Control CONTROL” function allows you to set a
Enter a 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
stop mode. Menu. playback limitation level. The display for confirming the password
The Control Menu appears. appears.

,continued 53 54

◆ When you have already registered a • Depending on the disc, you may be asked to
password change the parental control level while playing Changing the password
the disc. In this case, enter your password, then
The display for entering the password
appears.
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL: OFF change the level. If the Resume Play mode is 1 Press DISPLAY while the player is in
STANDARD: OFF canceled, the level returns to the previous level. stop mode.
8:
7: NC17 The Control Menu appears.
Area Code
PARENTAL CONTROL
6:
5:
R
2 Press X/x to select
Enter password, then press ENTER . (PARENTAL CONTROL), then press
Standard Code number
ENTER.
8 Select the level you want using X/x, Argentina 2044 The options for “PARENTAL
then press ENTER. Australia 2047 CONTROL” appear.
Parental Control setting is complete.
Austria 2046 3 Press X/x to select “ PASSWORD
4 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password Belgium 2057 t,” then press ENTER.
using the number buttons, then press PARENTAL CONTROL The display for entering the password
LEVEL: 4: PG13 Brazil 2070
ENTER. STANDARD: USA appears.
Canada 2079
The display for setting the playback
limitation level appears. Chile 2090 4 Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
China 2092
Denmark 2115 5 Enter a new 4-digit password using the
PARENTAL CONTROL
Finland 2165
number buttons, then press ENTER.
LEVEL: OFF The lower the value, the stricter the
STANDARD: USA
limitation. France 2174 6 To confirm your password, re-enter it
using the number buttons, then press
Using Various Additional Functions

Germany 2109
ENTER.
To turn off the Parental Control function India 2248
Set “LEVEL” to “OFF” in Step 8. Indonesia 2238
5 Press X/x to select “ STANDARD,”
To play a disc for which Parental Control is
Italy 2254 If you make a mistake entering your
then press ENTER. Japan 2276 password
set
The selection items for “STANDARD” Press C before you press ENTER and input
Korea 2304
are displayed. 1 Insert the disc and press H. the correct number.
The display for entering your password Malaysia 2363
appears. Mexico 2362 If you make a mistake
PARENTAL CONTROL
2 Enter your 4-digit password using the Netherlands 2376
Press O RETURN.
LEVEL: OFF
STANDARD: USA number buttons, then press ENTER. New Zealand 2390
USA To turn off the display
OTHERS
The player starts playback.
Norway 2379 Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display
z Hint Pakistan 2427 is turned off.
If you forget your password, remove the disc and
Philippines 2424
repeat Steps 1 to 3 of “Parental Control (limited
6 Press X/x to select a geographic area playback).” When you are asked to enter your Portugal 2436
as the playback limitation level, then password, enter “199703” using the number Russia 2489
buttons, then press ENTER. The display will ask
press ENTER. Singapore 2501
you to enter a new 4-digit password. After you enter
The area is selected. a new 4-digit password, replace the disc in the Spain 2149
When you select “OTHERS t,” select player and press H. When the display for entering
and enter a standard code in the table on your password appears, enter your new password. Sweden 2499
page 56 using the number buttons. Switzerland 2086
7 Press X/x to select “ LEVEL,” then Notes Thailand 2528
press ENTER. • When you play discs which do not have the United Kingdom 2184
The selection items for “LEVEL” are Parental Control function, playback cannot be
displayed. limited on this player.

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1-28
Controlling other TVs with the
3 Press X/x to select “ CUSTOM,”
Controlling Your TV with remote
then press ENTER.
Settings and Adjustments
the Supplied Remote You can control the sound level, input source,
The Setup Display appears.

You can control the sound level, input source,


and power switch of non-Sony TVs as well. Using the Setup Display LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD: ENGLISH
If your TV is listed in the table below, set the MENU: ENGLISH
and power switch of your Sony TV with the appropriate manufacturer’s code. AUDIO: ORIGINAL
By using the Setup Display, you can make SUBTITLE: ENGLISH
supplied remote.
various adjustments to items such as picture
1 While holding down TV [/1, press the and sound. You can also set a language for the
TV number buttons to select your TV’s subtitles and the Setup Display, among other
manufacturer’s code (see the table things. For details on each Setup Display
Number item, see pages from 59 to 63.
buttons VOL below).
4 Press X/x to select the setup item
TV/VIDEO 2 Release TV [/1. Note from the displayed list:
Playback settings stored in the disc take priority “ LANGUAGE SETUP,” “ SCREEN
over the Setup Display settings and not all the
Code numbers of controllable TVs functions described may work. SETUP,” “ CUSTOM SETUP,” or
Manufacturer Code number “ AUDIO SETUP.” Then press
Sony (default) 01 ENTER.
JVC 09 The Setup item is selected.
Example: “SCREEN SETUP”
Panasonic 19

Using Various Additional Functions


Selected item
Philips 21
You can control your TV using the buttons SCREEN SETUP
below. RCA 10 TV TYPE: 4:3 LETTER BOX
SCREEN SAVER: ON
Samsung 20 BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE
By pressing You can BLACK LEVEL: ON
ENTER
Sanyo 11 BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON
TV [/1 Turn the TV on or off
Sharp 18 Setup items
VOL +/– Adjust the volume of the TV
Toshiba 07 DISPLAY
TV/VIDEO Switch the TV’s input source
between the TV and other
input sources.
Zenith 15
5 Select an item using X/x, then
Notes 1 Press DISPLAY when the player is press ENTER.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number The options for the selected item appear.
Notes
previously entered will be erased.
in stop mode.
Example: “TV TYPE”
Depending on the unit being connected, you may • When you replace the batteries of the remote, the The Control Menu appears.
not be able to control your TV using some of the code number you have set may be reset to the SCREEN SETUP
buttons. default setting. Set the appropriate code number
again.
2 Press X/x to select TV TYPE:
SCREEN SAVER:
BACKGROUND:
4:3 LETTER BOX
4:3 LETTER BOX
4:3 PAN SCAN
(SETUP), then press ENTER. BLACK LEVEL: 16.9
BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON
The options for “SETUP” appear.
( 47 ) STOP
DVD VIDEO Options
: :

QUICK
CUSTOM
RESET
QUICK

57 58

6 Select a setting using X/x, then Note


press ENTER. Setting the Display or Settings for the Display Depending on the DVD, “4:3 LETTER BOX” may
The setting is selected and setup is Sound Track Language (SCREEN SETUP) be selected automatically instead of “4:3 PAN
SCAN” or vice versa.
complete.
Example: “16:9” (LANGUAGE SETUP) ◆ SCREEN SAVER
Choose settings according to the TV to be
Selected setting connected. The screen saver image appears when you
“LANGUAGE SETUP” allows you to set leave the player in pause or stop mode for 15
SCREEN SETUP various languages for the on-screen display or Select “SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup minutes, or when you play back a CD or
TV TYPE: 16:9 sound track.
SCREEN SAVER: ON Display. To use the display, see “Using the DATA CD (MP3 audio) for more than 15
BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE Setup Display” (page 58). minutes. The screen saver will help prevent
BLACK LEVEL: ON Select “LANGUAGE SETUP” in the Setup
BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON The default settings are underlined. your display device from becoming damaged
Display. To use the display, see “Using the (ghosting). Press H to turn off the screen
Setup Display” (page 58). SCREEN SETUP
saver.
TV TYPE: 4:3 LETTER BOX
SCREEN SAVER: ON
LANGUAGE SETUP BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE
OSD: ENGLISH
ON Turns on the screen saver.
BLACK LEVEL: ON
MENU: ENGLISH BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT): ON
AUDIO: ORIGINAL OFF Turns off the screen saver.
SUBTITLE: ENGLISH
To turn off the display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display ◆ BACKGROUND
is turned off. Selects the background color or picture on the
◆ TV TYPE TV screen in stop mode or while playing a
To enter the Quick Setup mode Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV CD or DATA CD (MP3 audio).
◆ OSD (On-Screen Display) (4:3 standard or wide).
Select “QUICK” in Step 3. Follow from Step Switches the display language on the screen. JACKET The jacket picture (still picture)
5 of the Quick Setup explanation to make 4:3 Select this when you connect a PICTURE appears, but only when the
basic adjustments (page 24). ◆ MENU (DVD only) LETTER 4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide jacket picture is already
You can select the desired language for the BOX picture with bands on the upper recorded on the disc (CD-
Settings and Adjustments

To reset all of the “ SETUP” settings disc’s menu. and lower portions of the EXTRA, etc.). If the disc does
screen. not contain a jacket picture, the
1 Select “RESET” in Step 3 and press ◆ AUDIO (DVD only) “GRAPHICS” picture appears.
ENTER. 4:3 Select this when you connect a
Switches the language of the sound track.
PAN SCAN 4:3 screen TV. Automatically GRAPHICS A preset picture stored in the
2 Select “YES” using X/x. When you select “ORIGINAL,” the language displays the wide picture on the player appears.
You can also quit the process and return given priority in the disc is selected. entire screen and cuts off the
to the Control Menu by selecting “NO” portions that do not fit. BLUE The background color is blue.
◆ SUBTITLE (DVD only)
here. 16:9 Select this when you connect a BLACK The background color is black.
Switches the language of the subtitle recorded
3 Press ENTER. on the DVD. wide-screen TV or a TV with a
All the settings explained on pages 59 to When you select “AUDIO FOLLOW,” the wide mode function. ◆ BLACK LEVEL
63 return to the default settings. Do not language for the subtitles changes according to Selects the black level (setup level) for the
press [/1 while resetting the player as it the language you selected for the sound track. video signals output from the jacks other than
takes a few seconds to complete. 4:3 LETTER BOX
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT.
z Hint .

If you select “OTHERS t” in “MENU,” ON Sets the black level of the


“SUBTITLE,” and “AUDIO,” select and enter a output signal to the standard
language code from “Language Code List” on level.
page 70 using the number buttons. 4:3 PAN SCAN
OFF Lowers the standard black
level. Use this when the picture
Note becomes too white.
When you select a language in “MENU,”
“SUBTITLE,” or “AUDIO” that is not recorded on 16:9
the DVD, one of the recorded languages will be
automatically selected.

Note
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◆ BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) ◆ PAUSE MODE (DVD only)
Selects the black level (setup level) for the
video signals output from the COMPONENT
Custom Settings (CUSTOM Selects the picture in pause mode. Settings for the Sound
AUTO The picture, including subjects
VIDEO OUT jacks. You cannot select this SETUP) that move dynamically, is (AUDIO SETUP)
when the player outputs progressive signal output with no jitter. Normally
and the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up in Use this to set up playback related and other select this position. “AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound
blue on the front panel. settings. according to the playback and connection
FRAME The picture, including subjects
ON Sets the black level of the that do not move dynamically, conditions.
output signal to the standard Select “CUSTOM SETUP” in the Setup is output in high resolution.
level. Display. To use the display, see “Using the Select “AUDIO SETUP” in the Setup
Setup Display” (page 58). Display. To use the display, see “Using the
OFF Lowers the standard black
The default settings are underlined. ◆ TRACK SELECTION (DVD only) Setup Display” (page 58).
level. Use this when the picture Gives the sound track which contains the
becomes too white. The default settings are underlined.
CUSTOM SETUP highest number of channels priority when you
AUTO POWER OFF: OFF
AUTO PLAY: OFF play a DVD on which multiple audio formats AUDIO SETUP
DIMMER: BRIGHT AUDIO ATT: OFF
PAUSE MODE: AUTO
(PCM, DTS, or Dolby Digital format) are AUDIO DRC: STANDARD
TRACK SELECTION: OFF recorded. DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND
MULTI-DISC RESUME: ON DIGITAL OUT: ON
DOLBY DIGITAL: D-PCM
OFF No priority given. DTS: OFF

AUTO Priority given.

◆ AUTO POWER OFF


Switches the Auto Power Off setting on or Notes ◆ AUDIO ATT (attenuation)
off. If the playback sound is distorted, set this
• When you set the item to “AUTO,” the language
item to “ON.” The player reduces the audio
OFF Switches this function off. may change. The “TRACK SELECTION” setting
has higher priority than the “AUDIO” settings in output level.
ON The player enters standby mode “LANGUAGE SETUP” (page 59). This function affects the output of the LINE
Settings and Adjustments
when left in stop mode for more • If you set “DTS” to “OFF” (page 63), the DTS OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks.
than 30 minutes. sound track is not played even if you set “TRACK
SELECTION” to “AUTO.”
OFF Normally, select this position.

◆ AUTO PLAY • If PCM, DTS, and Dolby Digital sound tracks ON Select this when the playback sound
have the same number of channels, the player from the speakers is distorted.
Switches the Auto Play setting on or off. This selects PCM, DTS, and Dolby Digital sound
function is useful when the player is tracks in this order.
connected to a timer (not supplied). ◆ AUDIO DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
◆ MULTI-DISC RESUME (DVD/VIDEO CD (DVD only)
OFF Switches this function off. only) Makes the sound clear when the volume is
ON Automatically starts playback Switches the Multi-disc Resume setting on or turned down when playing a DVD that
when the player is turned on. off. Resume playback point can be stored in conforms to “AUDIO DRC.” This affects the
memory for up to 6 different DVD/VIDEO output from the following jacks:
◆ DIMMER CD discs (page 28). – LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display. ON Stores the resume settings in – DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)
memory for up to six discs (The jack only when “DOLBY DIGITAL” is set
BRIGHT Makes the lighting bright. to “D-PCM” (page 63).
settings remain in memory even
DARK Makes the lighting dark. if you select OFF.)
STANDARD Normally select this position.
OFF Does not store the resume
TV MODE Makes the low sounds clear
settings in memory. Playback
even if you turn the volume
restarts at the resume point only
down.
for the current disc in the player.
WIDE Gives you the feeling of being
RANGE at a live performance.

,continued
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◆ DOWNMIX (DVD only) noise (or no sound) will come out from the
Even though you set the aspect ratio in “ TV
Switches the method for mixing down to 2 speakers, damaging your ears or speakers.
TYPE” of “ SCREEN SETUP,” the picture
channels when you play a DVD which has Additional Information
rear sound elements (channels) or is recorded ◆ DOLBY DIGITAL (DVD only) does not fill the screen.
in Dolby Digital format. For details on the Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal. , The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your
rear signal components, see “Displaying the D-PCM Select this when the player is
Troubleshooting DVD.
audio information of the disc” (page 45). This connected to an audio
function affects the output of the following component without a built-in If you experience any of the following Sound
jacks: Dolby Digital decoder. You can difficulties while using the player, use this
select whether the signals troubleshooting guide to help remedy the There is no sound.
– LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks
conform to Dolby Surround problem before requesting repairs. , Re-connect the connecting cord securely.
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)
(Pro Logic) or not by making , The connecting cord is damaged.
jack when “DOLBY DIGITAL” is set to Should any problem persist, consult your
adjustments to the , The player is connected to the wrong input
“D-PCM” (page 63). nearest Sony dealer (for customers in the
“DOWNMIX” item in jack on the amplifier (receiver) (page 21,
“AUDIO SETUP” (page 63). USA only).
DOLBY Normally, select this position. 22, 23).
SUR- Multi-channel audio signals are DOLBY Select this when the player is , The amplifier (receiver) input is not
ROUND output to two channels for DIGITAL connected to an audio Power correctly set.
enjoying surround sounds component with a built-in , The player is in pause mode or in Slow-
The power is not turned on. motion Play mode.
NORMAL Multi-channel audio signals are Dolby Digital decoder.
, Check that the AC power cord is connected , The player is in fast forward or fast reverse
downmixed to two channels for securely. mode.
use with your stereo. ◆ DTS (DVD only) , If the audio signal does not come through
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals. Picture the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or
◆ DIGITAL OUT COAXIAL) jack, check the audio settings
OFF Select this when the player is There is no picture/picture noise appears.
Selects if audio signals are output via the (page 63).
connected to an audio
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) , Re-connect the connecting cord securely. , While playing a Super VCD on which the
component without a built-in
jack. DTS decoder. , The connecting cords are damaged. audio track 2 is not recorded, no sound will
, Check the connection to your TV (page 16) come out when you select “2:STEREO,”
Settings and Adjustments

ON Normally select this position. When ON Select this when the player is and switch the input selector on your TV so “2:1/L,” or “2:2/R.”
you select “ON,” see “Setting the connected to an audio that the signal from the player appears on
digital output signal” for further component with a built-in DTS the TV screen.
settings. decoder. Sound is noisy.
, The disc is dirty or flawed.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
OFF The influence of the digital circuit , If the picture output from your player goes
noise will come from the LINE OUT L/R
upon the analog circuit is minimal. through your VCR to get to your TV or if
(AUDIO) jacks or DIGITAL OUT
you are connected to a combination TV/
(OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack (page 26).
VIDEO player, the copy-protection signal
applied to some DVD programs could affect
Setting the digital output signal picture quality. If you still experience Sound distortion occurs.
Switches the method of outputting audio problems even when you connect your , Set “AUDIO ATT” in “AUDIO SETUP” to
signals when you connect a component such player directly to your TV, please try “ON” (page 62).
as an amplifier (receiver) or MD deck with a connecting your player to your TV’s S
digital input jack. VIDEO input (page 16).
, You have set the player to progressive
The sound volume is low.
For connection details, see page 19. , The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
format (the PROGRESSIVE indicator
Select “DOLBY DIGITAL” and “DTS” after The sound volume may improve if you set
lights up in blue) eventhough your TV
setting “DIGITAL OUT” to “ON.” “AUDIO DRC” to “TV MODE” (page 62).
cannot accept the progressive signal. In this
case, press the PROGRESSIVE button on , Set “AUDIO ATT” in “AUDIO SETUP” to
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO ATT: OFF the front panel until the progressive “OFF” (page 62).
AUDIO DRC: STANDARD
DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND
indicator turns off.
DIGITAL OUT: ON , Even if your TV is compatible with Operation
DOLBY DIGITAL: D-PCM progressive format (480p) signals, the
DTS: OFF The remote does not function.
image may be affected when you set the
player to progressive format. In this case, , There are obstacles between the remote and
press the PROGRESSIVE button so that the the player.
PROGRESSIVE indicator turns off and the , The distance between the remote and the
If you connect a component that does not player is set to normal (interlace) format. player is too far.
conform to the selected audio signal, a loud
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, The remote is not pointed at the remote
You cannot perform some functions such The disc tray does not open and “ LOCKED”
sensor on the player.
, The batteries in the remote are weak. as Stop, Search, Slow-motion Play, appears on the front panel display. Self-diagnosis Function
Repeat Play, Shuffle Play, or Program , Child Lock is set (page 27).
(When letters/numbers appear in the
Play.
The disc does not play.
, The disc is turned over.
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able The disc tray does not open and “ TRAY display)
to do some of the operations above. See the LOCKED” appears on the front panel
Insert the disc with the playback side facing
operating manual that comes with the disc.
down on the disc tray. display. When the self-diagnosis function is activated
, The disc is skewed. , Contact your Sony dealer or local to prevent the player from malfunctioning, a
, The player cannot play certain discs (page 6). The language for the sound track cannot authorized Sony service facility. five-character service number (e.g., C 13 50)
, The region code on the DVD does not match be changed. with a combination of a letter and four digits
the player. , Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the appears on the screen and the front panel
, Moisture has condensed inside the player
“ Data error” appears on the TV screen
direct selection button on the remote (page display. In this case, check the following
(page 3). when playing a DATA CD.
29). table.
, The player cannot play a recorded disc that , The MP3 audio track you want to play is
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the
is not correctly finalized (page 6). broken.
DVD being played. C:13:50
, The data is not MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 data.
, The DVD prohibits the changing of the
The MP3 audio track cannot be played language for the sound track.
(page 31).
, The DATA CD is not recorded in the MP3 The subtitle language cannot be changed
format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/ or turned off. First three Cause and/or corrective
Level 2 or Joliet. , Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the characters of action
, The MP3 audio track does not have the direct selection button on the remote (page the service
extension “.MP3.” 29). number
, The data is not formatted in MP3 even , Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on
though it has the extension “.MP3.” C 13 The disc is dirty.
the DVD being played. , Clean the disc with a soft
, The data is not MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 data. , The DVD prohibits the changing of the cloth (page 7).
, The player cannot play audio tracks in subtitles.
MP3PRO format. C 31 The disc is not inserted
correctly.

Additional Information
The angles cannot be changed. , Re-insert the disc
The title of the MP3 audio album or track , Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the correctly.
is not correctly displayed. direct selection button on the remote (page
, The player can only display numbers and