Sharp MD-M2H Operating instructions

4-249-721-12(1)
CD/DVD
Player
Operating Instructions
For customers in the U.S.A
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DVP-CX985V
Serial No.______________
For Customers in Canada
If this product is not working properly, please call 1-877-602-2008 for
Peace of Mind Warranty Replacement service.
For other product related questions please contact our Customer
Information Service Centre at 1-877-899-7669 or write to us at:
Customer Information Service 115 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2H 3R6
DVP-CX985V
© 2003 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do
not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified
personnel only.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye
hazard.
This symbol is
intended to alert the
user to the presence
of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is
intended to alert the
user to the presence
of important
operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
Welcome!
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any change
or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this
equipment.
WARNING
This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be
determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the
receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation
between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver
is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC
SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE
OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
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Thank you for purchasing this
Sony CD/DVD Player. Before
operating this player, please read
this manual thoroughly and retain
it for future reference.
Precautions
On safety
• Caution – The use of optical instruments
with this product will increase eye hazard.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the cabinet, unplug the player and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
On power sources
• The player is not disconnected from the AC
power source as long as it is connected to
the wall outlet, even if the player itself has
been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the player for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the player
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull
the cord.
• Should the AC power cord need to be
changed, have it done at a qualified service
shop only.
On placement
• Place the player in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the
player.
• Do not place the player on a soft surface
such as a rug that might block the
ventilation holes.
• Do not place the player in a location near
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical
shock.
• Do not install the player in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
• Keep the player away from equipment with
strong magnets, such as microwave ovens,
or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the player.
case, remove the disc and leave the player
turned on for about half an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
• When you move the player, take out any
discs. If you don’t, the disc may be
damaged.
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to
a section with very low level inputs or no
audio signals. If you do, the speakers may be
damaged when a peak level section is played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This player is capable of holding a
still video image or on-screen display image
on your television screen indefinitely. If
you leave the still video image or on-screen
display image displayed on your TV for an
extended period of time you risk permanent
damage to your television screen. Plasma
Display Panel televisions and projection
televisions are especially susceptible to this.
On transporting the player
Before transporting the player, follow the
procedure below to return the internal
mechanisms to their original positions.
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2
Remove all the discs from the disc slots.
3
Wait for 10 seconds, then press ?/1 to
turn off the player.
The player enters standby mode.
4
Disconnect the AC power cord.
On operation
• If the player is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense on the
lenses inside the player. Should this occur,
the player may not operate properly. In this
Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the front
cover.
Make sure that “NO DISC” appears on
the front panel display.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Welcome! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
This Player Can Play the Following Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Notes About the Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Index to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Guide to the Control Menu Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Hookups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hooking Up the Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 2: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 6: Quick Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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17
17
19
21
28
28
Playing Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Inserting Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resuming Playback From the Point Where You Stopped the Disc
(Resume Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the DVD’s Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting “ORIGINAL” or “PLAY LIST” on a DVD-RW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a Playback Area for a Super Audio CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing VIDEO CDs With PBC Functions (PBC Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting and Playing an MP3 Audio Track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Various Play Mode Functions (Program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play,
A-B Repeat Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32
33
36
37
38
39
40
41
43
Searching for and Managing Discs (Disc Explorer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Displaying the Disc Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filing Discs in the Folder (File Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Labeling Discs and Folders (Edit Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorting Discs (Sort Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
49
52
54
57
Searching for a Scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Search, Scan, Slow-motion Play,
Freeze Frame) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track/Scene, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Searching by Scene (PICTURE NAVIGATION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Viewing Information About the Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Checking the Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Sound Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Changing the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
SURROUND Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Enjoying Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Changing the Angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying the Subtitles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Picture Quality (BNR). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Playback Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE). . . . . . . . . . . .
Enhancing the Playback Picture (DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER) . . . . . . . . .
73
73
74
75
77
Using Various Additional Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL,
PARENTAL CONTROL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Controlling Your TV or AV Amplifier (Receiver) With the
Supplied Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Using the Setup Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Display or Sound Track Language (LANGUAGE SETUP) . . . . .
Settings for the Display (SCREEN SETUP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings for the Sound (AUDIO SETUP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings for the Speakers (SPEAKER SETUP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
85
86
87
89
90
92
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display). . . . . 97
Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Language Code List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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About This Manual
• Instructions in this manual describe the
controls on the remote. You can also use the
controls on the player if they have the same
or similar names as those on the remote.
• “DVD” may be used as a general term for
DVD VIDEOs, DVD-Rs, DVD-RWs,
DVD+Rs, and DVD+RWs.
• The meaning of the icons used in this
manual is described below:
Icons
Meanings
Functions available for DVD
VIDEOs or DVD-Rs/DVDRWs in video mode or
DVD+Rs/DVD+RWs
Functions available for DVDRWs in VR (Video Recording)
mode
Functions available for VIDEO
CDs, Super VCDs, or CD-Rs/
CD-RWs in video CD format
or Super VCD format
Functions are available for
Super Audio CDs
This Player Can Play the
Following Discs
Format of discs
DVD VIDEO
(page 98)
DVD-RW
(page 98)
Super Audio CD
(page 98)
VIDEO CD
Music CD
“DVD VIDEO” and “DVD-RW” are
trademarks.
Region code
Functions available for DATA
CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CDRWs containing MP3* audio
tracks)
Your player has a region code printed on the
back of the unit and will only play DVD
VIDEOs (playback only) labeled with
identical region codes. This system is used to
protect copyrights.
Functions available for music
CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
music CD format
DVD VIDEOs labeled
this player.
* MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard
format defined by ISO (International Standards
Organization)/MPEG which compresses audio
data.
will also play on
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message “Playback prohibited by area
limitations.” will appear on the TV screen.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region
code indication may be labeled even though
playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by
area restrictions.
Region code
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ALL
X
Example of discs that the player
cannot play
The player cannot play the following discs:
• All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)/
CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded
in the following formats:
–music CD format
–video CD format
–MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660*
Level 1/Level 2, or its extended format,
Joliet
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-ROMs
• DVD Audios
* A logical format of files and folders on CDROMs defined by ISO (International Standards
Organization).
Also, the player cannot play the following
discs:
• A DVD VIDEO with a different region
code.
• A disc recorded in a color system other than
NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM (this player
conforms to the NTSC color system).
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
• A disc with paper or stickers on it.
• A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane
tape or a sticker still left on it.
Notes
• 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
among those discs, there are some that do not
conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
Note on playback operations of
DVDs and VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVDs and
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by
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
U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision, and is intended for home and
other limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
• Note 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
physical condition of the disc, or the
characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. Also, images in DVD-RWs
with CPRM* protection may not be played if they
contain a copy protection signal. “Copyright
lock” appears on the screen. For more
information, see the operating instructions for the
recording device.
Note that discs created in the Packet Write format
cannot be played.
* CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyright for images.
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Notes About the Discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
edge. Do not touch the surface.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it
in a car parked in direct sunlight as the
temperature may rise considerably inside
the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
To ensure stable operation
• If the front cover automatically opens and
“C32” appears in the front panel display
(page 97), it may be because burrs remain
on the outer edge of the disc, particularly
CDs. In order to ensure stable operation,
remove the burrs by rubbing the edge of the
disc with the side of a pen or pencil. Check
the discs in the two slots to the left and right
of the center slot, including the center slot.
Burrs
Pen or pencil
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available cleaners, or
anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
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Index to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Front panel
A [/1 (on/standby) button (32)
B PROGRESSIVE indicator (87)
Lights up when the player outputs
progressive signals.
C SACD (Super Audio CD) indicator
Lights up when:
— playing a Super Audio CD.
— no disc is inserted.
D MULTI CHANNEL indicator
Lights up when:
— Playing a track or chapter that
contains three or more audio signal
channels.
— no disc is inserted.
E Front panel display (10)
F Front cover (32)
G OPEN/CLOSE button (32)
H A DISC EJECT button (33)
I H (play) button (33)
J X (pause) button (34)
K x (stop) button (34)
L +100 button (34)
M DISC CHANGE button/indicator (32)
(33) (34) (50)
N DIRECT SEARCH button/indicator
(34)
O .–/>+/ENTER (previous/next/
enter) dial (34)
P O RETURN button (35)
Q C/X/x/c/ENTER buttons (37)
R DISPLAY button (14)
S TOP MENU button (37)
T MENU button (37)
U PICTURE MODE button (75)
V SURROUND button (69)
W ONE/ALL DISCS button (43)
X FOLDER button (49)
Y LOAD button (49)
Z
(remote sensor) (17)
wj KEYBOARD jack (55)
wk FL OFF button/indicator (10)
wl TIME/TEXT button (64)
c continued
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Front panel display
When playing back a DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW
All discs mode (43)
Disc type
Current play
mode (43)
Playing status
Lights up when you can
change the angle (73)
Current disc
Current title and chapter (65)
Current audio signal (68)
Playing time (65)
When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (40)
All discs mode (43)
Disc type
Current play mode (43)
Playing status
Current disc
Playing time (65)
Current scene (65)
When playing back a CD, Super audio CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or VIDEO CD (without
PBC)
Lights up when playing the multi-channel
playback area on Super Audio CDs (39)
Disc type
All discs mode (43)
(“SACD” lights up
Current play
during HD playback) Playing status
Current disc
mode (43)
Lights up when
playing MP3 audio
tracks (41)
10
Current index (CD, Super Audio CD,
VIDEO CD) or track (DATA CD) (65)
Current track (CD, Super Audio CD,
VIDEO CD) or album (DATA CD) (65)
Playing time (65)
To turn off the front panel display
Press FL OFF on the player. The front panel
display turns off, and the FL OFF indicator on
the player lights up.
z Hint
You can adjust the lighting of the front panel
display by setting “DIMMER” in “CUSTOM
SETUP” (page 89).
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Rear panel
A DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (24)
(25) (26)
B DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack (24)
(25) (26)
C 5.1CH OUTPUT jacks (26)
D LINE OUT AUDIO L/R 1/2 jacks (23)
(24) (25)
E LINE OUT VIDEO 1/2 jacks (19)
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F S VIDEO OUT 1/2 jacks (19)
G COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/
CB, PR/CR) jacks (19)
H COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/SCAN
SELECT switch (87)
I COMMAND MODE switch (18)
Remote
L c / C SEARCH/STEP
buttons (59)
M H PLAY button (33)
The H button has a tactile dot.*
N
O
P
Q
R
S
X PAUSE button (34)
C/X/x/c buttons (37)
DISPLAY/FILE button (14)(52)
TOP MENU/EDIT button (37)(54)
[/1 (on/standby) button (32)
VOL (volume) +/– buttons (82)
The + button has a tactile dot.*
T TV/VIDEO/DISC SKIP + button
(34)(82)
U ENTER button (82)
V WIDE MODE/DISC SKIP – button
(34)(82)
W FOLDER button (49)
X PICTURE MEMORY button (51)
Y ANGLE button (73)
Z TIME/TEXT button (64)
wj SACD/CD (Super Audio CD/CD)
button (39)
wk SACD MULTI/2CH (Super Audio CD
multi/2 channel) button (39)
wl
INSTANT SEARCH button (34)
e;
INSTANT REPLAY button (34)
ea
m/M
SCAN/SLOW
buttons (59)
es x STOP button (34)
ed ENTER button (37)
ef O RETURN button (35) (40) (50)
eg MENU/SORT button (37) (41) (57)
A TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD switch
(50)(82)
B OPEN/CLOSE button (34)
C Number buttons (37)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the player.
The number 5 button has a tactile dot.*
D
E
F
G
H
I
CLEAR button (44)
SUR (surround) button (69)
PICTURE MODE button (75)
SUBTITLE button (73)
AUDIO button (68)
PICTURE NAVI (picture navigation)
button (62)
J REPEAT button (46)
K ./> PREV/NEXT (previous/
next) buttons (34)
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Guide to the Control Menu Display
Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. After sliding the TV/
DISC EXPLORER/DVD switch to DVD, press DISPLAY/FILE repeatedly to turn on or change
the Control Menu display as follows:
, Control Menu display 1
m
Control Menu display 2 (DVD/VIDEO CD/Super Audio CD/CD only)
m
ADVANCED display (DVD only, see page 66)
m
Control Menu display off
z Hint
You can skip the ADVANCED display by setting “OFF” under “ADVANCED” in the Control Menu (page
66).
Control Menu
The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type. For
details, see the pages in parentheses.
Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO
Currently playing disc number
Currently playing title number*
Currently playing chapter number**
Selected folder
Control
Menu items
Playback status (N Playback,
X Pause, x Stop, etc.)
ALL
123
12 (27)
18 (34)
T
1:32:55
Selected item
Function name of
selected Control
Menu item
PLAY
DVD
Type of disc being
played back
Total number of titles*
Total number of chapters**
OFF
OFF
1: ENGLISH
2: FRENCH
3: SPANISH
SUBTITLE
Select:
Playing time
Current setting
Options
ENTER
Cancel: RETURN
Operation
message***
Displays the scene number for VIDEO CDs (PBC is on), track number for VIDEO CDs/Super Audio
CDs/CDs, album number for DATA CDs.
** Displays the index number for VIDEO CDs/Super Audio CDs/CDs, MP3 audio track number for
DATA CDs.
*** Displays the DISC MEMO or CD Text when the disc contains title information.
*
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List of Control Menu items
Item
Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type
DISC (page 60)
Selects the disc to be played.
TITLE (page 60)/SCENE (page 60)/TRACK (page 60)
Selects the title, scene, or track to be played.
CHAPTER (page 60)/INDEX (page 60)
Selects the chapter or index to be played.
ALBUM (page 60)
Selects the album to be played.
TRACK (page 60)
Selects the track to be played.
INDEX (page 60)
Selects the index to be played.
ORIGINAL/PLAY LIST (page 38)
Selects the type of titles (DVD-RW) to be played, the ORIGINAL one, or an edited
PLAY LIST.
TIME/MEMO (page 60)
Checks the elapsed time and the remaining playback time.
Use to input the time code when searching for a scene or music.
Displays the Disc Memo you entered in the edit mode of the Disc Explorer function
(page 65).
TIME/TEXT (page 60)
Checks the elapsed time and the remaining playback time.
Use to input the time code when searching for a scene or music.
Displays the DVD/Super Audio CD/CD text or the DATA CD’s track name (page 65).
MULTI/2CH (page 39)
Selects the playback area on Super Audio CDs when available.
AUDIO (page 68)
Changes the audio setting.
SUBTITLE (page 73)
Displays the subtitles.
Changes the subtitle language.
ANGLE (page 73)
Changes the angle.
SURROUND (page 69)
Selects the surround functions.
ADVANCED (page 66)
Displays the information (bit rate or layer) of the disc currently playing.
PARENTAL CONTROL (page 78)
Set to prohibit playback on this player.
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SETUP (page 85)
QUICK Setup
Use Quick Setup to choose the desired language of the on-screen display, the aspect
ratio of the TV, and the audio output signal, and the size of the speakers you are using.
CUSTOM Setup
In addition to the Quick Setup setting, you can adjust various other settings.
RESET
Returns the settings in “SETUP” to the default setting.
ALL DISCS/ONE DISC (page 43)
Selects All Discs or One Disc mode.
PROGRAM (page 44)
Selects the disc, title, chapter, or track to play in the order you want.
SHUFFLE (page 46)
Plays the disc, title, chapter, or track in random order.
REPEAT (page 46)
Plays the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all albums) repeatedly or one title/chapter/
track/album repeatedly.
A-B REPEAT (page 47)
Specifies the parts you want to play repeatedly.
BNR (page 74)
Adjusts the picture quality by reducing the “block noise” or mosaic like patterns
that appear on your TV screen.
CUSTOM PICTURE MODE (page 75)
Adjusts the video signal from the player. You can select the picture quality that
best suits the program you are watching.
DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER (page 77)
Exaggerates the outline of the image to produce a sharper picture.
PICTURE NAVIGATION (page 62)
Divides the screen into 9 subscreens to help you find the scene you want quickly.
z Hint
t
The Control Menu icon indicator lights up in green
when you select any item except
“OFF.” (“SURROUND,” “PROGRAM,” “SHUFFLE,” “REPEAT,” “A-B REPEAT,” “BNR,” and
“DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER” only). The “ANGLE” indicator lights up in green only when the angles
can be changed. The “CUSTOM PICTURE MODE” indicator lights up in green when any setting other than
“STANDARD” is selected.
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Hookups
Hooking Up the Player
Hookups
Follow steps 1 to 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player.
Notes
•
•
•
•
Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
You cannot connect this player to a TV that does not have a video input jack.
Be sure to disconnect the power of each component before connecting.
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
• Audio/video cord (pinplug × 3 y pinplug × 3) (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
Step 2: Preparing the Remote
You can control the player using the supplied remote. Insert two Size AA (R6) batteries by
matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. When
using the remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the player.
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 sunlight or 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.
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When you have more than one Sony DVD player
If the supplied remote interferes with your other Sony DVD player, set the command mode for
this player and the supplied remote to one that differs from the other Sony DVD player.
The default command mode setting for this player and the supplied remote is DVD1.
1
Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the remote to select the command mode (DVD
1, DVD 2, or DVD 3) so that the setting for the remote differs from the other DVD
players.
For example, if other DVD players respond to the default command mode setting for the
supplied remote (DVD 1), set the remote to DVD 2 or DVD 3.
2
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Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the rear of the player so it matches that of the
supplied remote.
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords
(yellow)
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, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). In order to view progressive signal pictures with a
compatible TV, projector, or monitor, you must use pattern C.
Component
video cord
(not supplied)
Audio/video
cord (supplied)
(green)
(blue)
(red)
TV, projector or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to LINE OUT VIDEO
1 or 2
TV, projector or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
(yellow)
(green)
(blue)
(red)
CD/DVD player
to S VIDEO
OUT 1 or 2
l : Signal flow
S VIDEO cord
(not supplied)
TV, projector or AV
amplifier (receiver)
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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 23). (Do this if you are
connecting to a TV only.)
B If you are connecting to an S VIDEO input jack
Connect an S VIDEO cord (not supplied). You will enjoy high quality images.
C If you are connecting to a monitor, projector, or AV amplifier
(receiver) having component video input jacks (Y/PB/PR)
Connect the component via the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video
cord (not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will
enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality images. If your TV accepts progressive 480p
format signals, you must use this connection and set “COMPONENT OUT” in “SCREEN
SETUP” to “PROGRESSIVE” (page 87).
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Red
Red
To change the aspect ratio for the connected TV
Depending on the disc and the TV type (standard 4:3 screen TV or wide screen TV), the image
may not fit the TV screen. If this happens, change the aspect ratio (page 87).
Notes
• 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.
VCR
CD/DVD player
TV
Connect
directly
• Consumers should note that not all high definition television sets are fully compatible with this product and
may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In case of 480 progressive scan picture problems, it is
recommended that the user switch the connection to the ‘standard definition’ output. If there are questions
regarding our TV set compatibility with this model 480p DVD player, please contact our customer service
center.
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Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
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.
Hookups
Select a connection
Select one of the following connections,
A
Components to be connected
through
D
.
Connection
TV
• Surround effects: TVS DYNAMIC (page 70),
TVS WIDE (page 70)
A
(page 23)
Stereo amplifier (receiver) and two speakers
• Surround effects: TVS STANDARD (page 70)
or
MD deck/DAT deck
• Surround effects: None
B
(page 24)
AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby*
Surround (Pro Logic) decoder and 3 to 6
speakers
• Surround effects: Dolby Surround (Pro Logic)
(page 91)
C
(page 25)
AV amplifier (receiver) with 5.1 ch input jacks
and 4 to 6 speakers
• Surround effects:
D
(page 26)
Your setup (example)
– Dolby Digital (5.1 ch) (page 98)
– DTS (5.1 ch) (page 98)
– Super Audio CD Multi channel (page 98)
or
AV amplifier (receiver) with digital input jacks
having a Dolby or DTS** decoder and 6
speakers
• Surround effects:
– Dolby Digital (5.1 ch) (page 98)
– DTS (5.1 ch) (page 98)
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z Hint
If you have an AV amplifier that conforms to the
96 kHz sampling frequency, use connection D .
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
**“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are
registered trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
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A
Connecting to your TV
This connection will use your TV’s speakers for sound.
CD/DVD player
Hookups
TV
(white)
(white)
(red)
(yellow)*
(red)
Audio/video
cord (supplied)
to LINE OUT AUDIO
L/R 1 or 2
(yellow)
to audio input
l : Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals
(page 19).
z Hint
When connecting to a monaural TV, use a stereomono conversion cord (not supplied). Connect the
LINE OUT AUDIO L/R 1 or 2 jacks to the TV’s
audio input jack.
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B Connecting to a stereo amplifier (receiver) and 2 speakers/Connecting to
an MD deck or DAT deck
If the stereo amplifier (receiver) has audio input jacks L and R only, use B-1 . If the amplifier
(receiver) has a digital input jack, or when connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck, use B-2 .
In this case, you can also connect the player directly to the MD deck or DAT deck without using
your stereo amplifier (receiver).
CD/DVD player
Optical digital cord
(not supplied)
Remove jack cap
before connecting
or
Stereo audio cord
(not supplied)
(white)
or
(red)
to LINE OUT AUDIO L/R
1 or 2
to DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
(white)
(red)
to coaxial or optical
digital input
[Speakers]
to audio input
Stereo amplifier (receiver)
Front (L)
MD deck/DAT deck
Front (R)
l: Signal flow
z Hint
To realize better surround sound effects, make sure
that your listening position is in between your
speakers.
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Note
Super Audio CD audio signals are not output from
the digital jack.
C Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby Surround (Pro
Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 speakers
CD/DVD player
Optical digital cord
(not supplied)
Remove jack cap
before connecting
or
Hookups
You can enjoy the Dolby Surround effects only when playing Dolby Surround audio or multichannel audio (Dolby Digital) discs.
If your amplifier (receiver) has L and R audio input jacks only, use C-1 . If your amplifier
(receiver) has a digital input jack, use C-2 .
Stereo
audio cord (not
supplied)
(white)
or
(red)
to LINE OUT AUDIO L/R
1 or 2
to DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
(white)
to coaxial or optical digital input
(red)
to audio input
[Speakers]
[Speakers]
Amplifier (receiver) with Dolby
Surround decoder
Rear (L)
Front (L)
Rear (R)
Subwoofer
Front (R)
Rear (mono)
Center
l: Signal flow
z Hint
For correct speaker location, refer to the operating
instructions of the amplifier (receiver).
Notes
• When connecting 6 speakers, replace the
monaural rear speaker with a center speaker, 2
rear speakers and a subwoofer.
• Super Audio CD audio signals are not output from
the digital jack.
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D Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) with 5.1 ch input jacks and/or a
digital input jack and 4 to 6 speakers
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has 5.1 channel inputs, use D-1 .
If you want to use the Dolby Digital, or DTS decoder function on your AV amplifier (receiver),
connect to its digital jack using D-2 . With the following connections, you can enjoy a more
realistic audio presence in the comfort of your own home.
CD/DVD player
to DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
to 5.1CH
OUTPUT
Optical digital cord
(not supplied)
Remove jack cap
before connecting
Stereo audio cord
(not supplied)
or
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
or
Monaural audio cord
(not supplied)
to coaxial or optical
digital input
to audio input
[Speakers]
[Speakers]
AV amplifier (receiver) having
5.1ch inputs or/and a decoder
Front (L)
Subwoofer
Center
l: Signal flow
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Front (R)
Rear (L)
Rear (R)
D-1
: Connecting to the 5.1ch input jacks
D-2
Hookups
You can enjoy 5.1ch surround sound using
the internal Dolby Digital, DTS, or Super
Audio CD Multi decoder of this player.
(when 6 speakers are connected, set
“SURROUND” to “OFF.”)
You can also enjoy Dolby Surround (Pro
Logic) sound, or surround sounds using
various “SURROUND” modes (page 69).
: Connecting to a digital jack
This connection will allow you to use the
Dolby Digital, or DTS decoder function of
your AV amplifier (receiver). You are not
able to enjoy the surround sound effects of
this player.
z Hints
• For correct speaker placement, refer to the
instructions of the connected components.
• To enhance the sound performance:
– Use high-performance speakers.
– Use front, rear, and center speakers of the same
size and performance.
– Place the subwoofer between the left and right
front speakers.
• Use connection D-2 when connecting to 7 or
more speakers (6.1ch or more).
Notes
For connection D-2
• After you have completed the connection, be sure
to set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to “DOLBY
DIGITAL” and “DTS” to “DTS” in Quick Setup
(page 28).
• When you connect an amplifier (receiver) that
conforms to the 96kHz sampling frequency, set
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” in “AUDIO SETUP” to
“96kHz/24bit” (page 91).
• Super Audio CD audio signals are not output from
the digital jack.
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Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord
Plug the power cords of the player and TV into an AC outlet.
Step 6: Quick Setup
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 ..
[/1
./>
X/x
1 Turn on the TV.
2 Press [/1.
3 Switch the input selector on your
TV so that the signal from the
player appears on the TV screen.
“Press [ENTER] to run QUICK SETUP”
appears at the bottom of the screen. If this
message does not appear, select
“QUICK” under “SETUP” in the Control
Menu to run Quick Setup (page 86).
4 Press ENTER before inserting a
disc.
The Setup Display for selecting the
language used in the on-screen display
appears.
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ENTER
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD:
MENU:
AUDIO:
SUBTITLE:
ENGLISH
ENGLISH
FRENCH
SPANISH
PORTUGUESE
5 Press X/x to select a language.
The player uses the language selected
here to display the menu and subtitles as
well.
6 Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the
aspect ratio of the TV to be connected
appears.
SCREEN SETUP
TV TYPE:
SCREEN SAVER:
BACKGROUND:
COMPONENT OUT:
4:3 OUTPUT:
Is this player connected to an amplifier
(receiver) ? Select the type of jack you
are using.
4:3 LETTER BOX
4:3 LETTER BOX
4:3 PAN SCAN
16:9
FULL
YES
LINE OUTPUT L/R (AUDIO)
DIGITAL OUTPUT
DIGITAL & 5.1CH OUTPUT
Press X/x to select the type of
7 Press X/x to select the setting that 11jack
(if any) you are using to
matches your TV type.
◆ If you have a 4:3 standard TV
• 4:3 LETTER BOX or 4:3 PAN SCAN
(page 87)
◆ If you have a wide-screen TV or a 4:3
standard TV with a wide-screen mode
• 16:9 (page 87)
8 Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the type
of video signal appears.
SCREEN SETUP
TV TYPE:
4:3 LETTER BOX
SCREEN SAVER:
ON
BACKGROUND:
JACKET PICTURE
INTERLACE
COMPONENT OUT:
4:3 OUTPUT:
INTERLACE
PROGRESSIVE
9 Press X/x to select the type of
signals you wish to output to your
TV.
Select “PROGRESSIVE” only if you
have made video connection C
(page 19) and wish to view progressive
video signals.
◆ Interlace format TV (standard TV)
• INTERLACE (page 87)
◆ Progressive format TV
• PROGRESSIVE (page 87)
10Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the type
of jack used to connect your amplifier
(receiver) appears.
Hookups
NO
connect to an amplifier (receiver),
then press ENTER.
Choose the item that matches the audio
connection you selected on pages 23 to
26 ( A through D ).
A
• If you connect just a TV and nothing
else, select “NO.” Quick Setup is
finished and connections are complete.
B-1
C-1
• Select “LINE OUTPUT L/R
(AUDIO).” Quick Setup is finished and
connections are complete.
B-2
C-2
D-2
• Select “DIGITAL OUTPUT.” The Setup
Display for “DOLBY DIGITAL” appears.
D-1 or both D-1 and D-2
• Select “DIGITAL&5.1CH OUTPUT.”
The display for “DOLBY DIGITAL”
appears.
12Press X/x to select the type of
Dolby Digital signal you wish to
send to your amplifier (receiver).
Choose the signal that matches the audio
connection you selected on pages 24 to
26 ( B through D ).
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO ATT:
OFF
AUDIO DRC:
STANDARD
AUDIO FILTER:
SHARP
DOWNMIX:
DOLBY SURROUND
DIGITAL OUT:
ON
D-PCM
DOLBY DIGITAL:
DTS:
D-PCM
48kHz/96kHz PCM: DOLBY DIGITAL
B-2
C-2
• D-PCM (page 91)
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D-2
• DOLBY DIGITAL (only if the
amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby Digital
decoder) (page 91)
13Press ENTER.
“DTS” is selected.
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO ATT:
OFF
AUDIO DRC:
STANDARD
AUDIO FILTER:
SHARP
DOWNMIX:
DOLBY SURROUND
DIGITAL OUT:
ON
D-PCM
DOLBY DIGITAL:
DTS:
D-PCM
48kHz/96kHz PCM:
D-PCM
DTS
14Press X/x to select the type of
DTS signal sent to your amplifier
(receiver).
Choose the item that matches the audio
connection you selected on pages 24 to
26 ( B through D ).
B-2
C-2
• D-PCM (page 91)
D-2
• DTS (only if the amplifier (receiver)
has a DTS decoder) (page 91)
◆ When “DIGITAL OUT” is selected in
step 11
• Quick Setup is finished and
connections are complete.
◆ When “DIGITAL & 5.1CH OUTPUT” is
selected in step 11
• The Setup Display for “SPEAKER
SETUP” appears.
16Press X/x to select the size of the
center speaker.
If no center speaker is connected, select
“NONE” (page 92).
SPEAKER SETUP
SIZE:
DISTANCE:
BALANCE:
LEVEL:
OFF
TEST TONE:
FRONT:
CENTER:
REAR:
SUBWOOFER:
To set press
“REAR” is selected.
SPEAKER SETUP
SIZE:
DISTANCE:
BALANCE:
LEVEL:
OFF
TEST TONE:
LARGE
FRONT:
LARGE
CENTER:
LARGE(REAR)
REAR:
SUBWOOFER:
LARGE(REAR)
LARGE(SIDE)
18Press X/x to select the size of the
rear speakers.
If no rear speaker is connected, select
“NONE.”
19Press ENTER.
“SUBWOOFER” is selected.
SPEAKER SETUP
SIZE:
DISTANCE:
BALANCE:
LEVEL:
OFF
TEST TONE:
LARGE
FRONT:
LARGE
CENTER:
(
LARGE REAR)
REAR:
SUBWOOFER:
YES
YES
ENTER
To set, press
, then
.
NONE
DISPLAY
To quit press SETUP
20Press X/x to select whether or
15Press ENTER.
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17Press ENTER.
then ENTER
LARGE
LARGE
LARGE
SMALL
NONE
not you have connected a
subwoofer.
21Press ENTER.
Quick Setup is finished. All connections
and setup operations are complete.
Enjoying the surround sound
effects
To enjoy the surround sound effects of this
player or your amplifier (receiver), set the
following items as described below for the
audio connection you selected on pages 24 to
26 ( B through D ). Each of these is the
default setting and does not need to be
adjusted when you first connect the player.
See page 85 for using the Setup Display.
Audio connection (pages 23 to 26)
A
• No additional settings are needed.
B-1
C-1
B-2
C-2
D-2
• Set “DOWNMIX” to “DOLBY
SURROUND” (page 91).
• Set “DIGITAL OUT” to “ON” (page 91).
Hookups
• Set “DOWNMIX” to “DOLBY
SURROUND” (page 91).
D-1
• Set “DISTANCE,” “BALANCE,” and
“LEVEL” according to the connected
speakers (page 92).
z Hints
• For connections B-1 C-1 D-1
If the sound distorts even when the volume is
turned down, set “AUDIO ATT” to “ON”
(page 90).
• For connections B-2 C-2 D-2
Set “48kHz/96kHz PCM” to “96kHZ/24bit” only
if you connect an amplifier (receiver) that
conforms to the 96 kHz sampling frequency
(page 91).
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inserted the disc into each slot at a right
angle to the rotary table. If the disc is not
put in straight, it may damage the player
or the disc.
Playing Discs
Inserting Discs
You can insert up to 400 discs into this player.
OPEN/CLOSE
Front cover
+100
[/1
.–/>+ /ENTER dial
1
DISC CHANGE
Press OPEN/CLOSE.
The front cover opens.
3
Press DISC CHANGE.
The DISC CHANGE indicator lights up.
4
While checking the disc slot number
indicated on the front panel display or
by the slot, turn the .–/>+/
ENTER dial until you find the disc slot
where you want to insert a disc.
Disc slot number
Disc slot
at the loading position
5
Insert a disc.
Gently place the disc all the way into the
slot and do not release the disc until it is
completely seated. Make sure you have
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6
Repeat steps 4 and 5 to insert more
discs.
7
Press OPEN/CLOSE.
The front cover closes. The rotary table
turns and the disc slot selected in step 4 is
set to the playing position.
Press [/1.
The player turns on.
2
With the playback side
facing left
z Hint
In step 4, you can select a disc slot number by
skipping 10 slots. After sliding the TV/DISC
EXPLORER/DVD switch to DISC EXPLORER or
DVD, press DISC SKIP +/– on the remote. 10 disc
slots before or after the current disc slot number will
be skipped. To skip 100 slots, press +100 on the
player.
Notes
• Do not turn the turntable by hand.
• Do not reach inside of the turntable compartment.
Always follow the correct steps for inserting and
removing discs.
• When transporting the player, remove all discs
from the player. Failure to remove the discs may
cause damage to the player.
• When closing the front cover, be careful not to let
anything get caught between the door and the
player.
To remove discs
A DISC EJECT
Playing Discs
OPEN/
CLOSE
[/1
[/1
.–/>+/ENTER dial
1
2
3
4
H
DISC CHANGE
Playing Discs
Depending on the disc, some operations may
be different or restricted.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied
with your disc.
Press OPEN/CLOSE.
Press DISC CHANGE.
While checking the disc slot number
indicated on the front panel display or by
the slot, turn the .–/>+/ENTER
dial until you find the disc you want to
remove.
.–/>+/ENTER dial DISC CHANGE
Press A DISC EJECT.
The loading guide rises so that you can
remove the disc easily.
[/1
Loading guide
A DISC EJECT
H
5
6
7
Remove the disc.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 to remove other discs.
Press OPEN/CLOSE.
The front cover closes.
z Hint
You can remove the current disc by directly
pressing A DISC EJECT on the player.
1 Turn on your TV.
2 Press [/1.
The player turns on.
3 Switch the input selector on your
TV so that the signal from the
player appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and
select the appropriate channel so that you
can hear sound from the player.
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4 Press H.
The player starts playing the selected
disc. Adjust the volume on the TV or the
amplifier (receiver).
Depending on the disc, a menu may
appear on the TV screen. For DVD
VIDEOs, see page 37. For VIDEO CDs,
see page 40.
Additional operations
A DISC EJECT
OPEN/CLOSE
HX x
To change the disc
Press DISC CHANGE to turn the indicator
on. Then turn the .–/>+/ENTER dial
until the desired disc number appears on the
front panel display.
Press the .–/>+/ENTER dial to start
playback.
To turn off the player
Press [/1. The player enters standby mode.
z Hints
• You can have the player turn off automatically
whenever you leave it in stop mode for more than
30 minutes. To turn on this function, set “AUTO
POWER OFF” in “CUSTOM SETUP” to “ON”
(page 89).
• For details on the types of MP3 audio tracks that
you can play on this player, or on their playback
order, see “Selecting and Playing an MP3 Audio
Track” on page 41.
• You can select to play a disc from a list of all the
discs inserted in the player. For details, see
“Displaying the Disc Information” (page 49).
Note
Super Audio CD audio signals are not output from
the digital output jack.
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DISC CHANGE +100
DIRECT
SEARCH
.–/>+/ENTER dial
OPEN/
CLOSE
DISC SKIP
+/–
INSTANT
REPLAY
./>
H
INSTANT
SEARCH
x
X
To
Operation
Select a disc
On the player:
Press DISC CHANGE
to turn the indicator
on. Then turn the
.–/>+/ENTER
dial until the desired
disc number appears
on the front panel
display.
Press the .–/
>+/ENTER dial to
start playback.
On the remote:
Press DISC SKIP+/–
until the desired disc
number appears in the
front panel display.
Operation
On the player:
To skip 100 disc slots
ahead, press +100.
Press ENTER to start
playback.
On the remote:
After sliding the TV/
DISC EXPLORER/
DVD switch to DISC
EXPLORER or DVD,
press DISC SKIP +/– .
Stop
Press x.
Pause
Press X.
Resume play after
pause
Press X or H.
Go to the next chapter, On the player:
track, or scene in
Press DIRECT
continuous play mode SEARCH to turn the
indicator on. Then
turn the .–/>+/
ENTER dial
clockwise.
On the remote:
Press >.
Go back to the
previous chapter,
track, or scene in
continuous play mode
On the player:
Press DIRECT
SEARCH to turn the
indicator on. Then
turn the .–/>+/
ENTER dial
counterclockwise.
On the remote:
Press .twice.
Notes
• You may not be able to use the Instant Replay or
Instant Search function with some scenes.
• The Instant Replay function does not work with
DVD+RWs.
Locking the front cover (Child
Lock)
You can lock the front cover to prevent
children from opening it.
[/1
ENTER
ORETURN
When the player is in standby mode, press
O RETURN, ENTER, and then [/1 on the
remote.
Stop play and remove On the player:
the disc
Press A DISC EJECT.
On the remote:
Press OPEN/CLOSE.
The player turns on and “LOCKED” appears
on the front panel display.
The OPEN/CLOSE button on the player and
the remote do not work while the Child Lock
is set.
Replay the previous
scene*
Press
INSTANT
REPLAY.
To unlock the front cover
Briefly fast forward
the current scene**
Press
INSTANT
SEARCH.
When the player is in standby mode, press
O RETURN, ENTER, and then [/1 again.
* DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW/DVD-R only
** DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD+RW
only
z Hints
• The Instant Replay function is useful when you
want to review a scene or dialog that you missed.
• The Instant Search function is useful when you
want to pass over a scene that you don’t want to
watch.
Playing Discs
To
Skip disc slots
Note
Even if you select “RESET” under “SETUP” in the
Control Menu (page 86), the front cover remains
locked.
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Resuming Playback From
the Point Where You
Stopped the Disc (Resume
Play)
The player remembers the point where you
stopped the disc, even if you press [/1 and
the player enters standby mode.
H
x
1 While playing a disc, press x to
stop playback.
“RESUME” appears on the front panel
display.
2 Press H.
The player starts playback from the point
where you stopped the disc in step 1.
z Hint
To play from the beginning of the disc, press x
twice, then press H.
Notes
• The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you change the play mode.
– you open the front cover.
– you change the slot.
– you disconnect the power cord.
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• When playing a DATA CD, the point where you
stopped playing is cleared when the player enters
standby mode.
• This function is not available for Program Play or
Shuffle Play.
• This function may not work with some discs.
Using the DVD’s Menu
z Hint
You can also display the disc’s menu by pressing
TOP MENU or MENU on the player.
Playing Discs
A DVD is divided into long sections of a
picture or a music feature called “titles.”
When you play a DVD which contains
several titles, you can select the title you want
using the TOP MENU/EDIT button.
When you play DVDs that allow you to select
items such as the language for the subtitles
and the language for the sound, select these
items using the MENU/SORT button.
4 Press ENTER.
Number
buttons
ENTER
C/X/x/c
TOP MENU/
EDIT
MENU/
SORT
1 Select a disc (page 34).
2 Press TOP MENU/EDIT or MENU/
SORT.
The disc’s menu appears on the TV
screen. The contents of the menu vary
from disc to disc.
3 Press C/X/x/c or the number
buttons to select the item you want
to play or change.
1
37
Selecting “ORIGINAL” or
“PLAY LIST” on a DVDRW
Some DVD-RWs in VR (Video Recording)
mode have two types of titles for playback:
originally recorded titles (ORIGINAL) and
edited titles created on recordable DVD
players (PLAY LIST). You can select the
type of titles to be played.
4 Press X/x to select the setting.
• PLAY LIST: plays the titles created
from “ORIGINAL.”
• ORIGINAL: plays the titles originally
recorded.
5 Press ENTER.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY/FILE repeatedly until the
Control Menu is turned off.
Note
Repeat Play and A-B Repeat Play do not work
across “ORIGINAL” and “PLAY LIST” titles.
X/x
ENTER
DISPLAY/
FILE
1 Select a disc (page 34).
2 Press DISPLAY/FILE while the
player is in stop mode.
The Control Menu appears.
3 Press X/x to select
(ORIGINAL/PLAY LIST), then press
ENTER.
The options for “ORIGINAL/PLAY
LIST” appear.
ALL
123
12(27)
18(34)
PLAY LIST
PLAY LIST
ORIGINAL
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STOP
DVD-RW
Selecting a Playback
Area for a Super Audio
CD
z Hint
You can also select “MULTI/2CH” from the
Control Menu (page 15).
Selecting the playback layer of
hybrid Super Audio CDs
1
SACD MULTI/
2CH
SACD/CD
Press SACD/CD while the player is in
stop mode.
Each time you press the button, an HD
layer or a CD layer is alternately selected.
When playing a CD layer, the “CD”
indicator in the front panel display lights
up.
Playing Discs
Some Super Audio CDs consist of an HD
layer and a CD layer. You can select the
playback layer you want to listen to.
Notes
• For details about Super Audio CDs, see page 98.
• Each play mode function works only within the
selected layer or playback area (page 43).
Selecting a playback area on a 2
channel + Multi-channel Super
Audio CD
Some Super Audio CDs consist of a 2 channel
playback area and a multi-channel playback
area. You can select the playback area you
want to listen to.
1
Press SACD MULTI/2CH while the
player is in stop mode.
The following display appears.
2CH
2
Press SACD MULTI/2CH repeatedly to
select an item.
• MULTI: Plays a multi-channel
playback area.
• 2CH: Plays a 2 channel playback area.
The “MULTI” indicator in the front panel
display lights up when playing a multichannel playback area.
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Playing VIDEO CDs With
PBC Functions (PBC Playback)
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively by following the
menu on the TV screen.
./>
X/x
x
ENTER
ORETURN
1 Start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions.
A menu appears.
2 Select the item number and track
you want using X/x or the number
buttons.
3 Press ENTER.
4 Follow the instructions in the
menu for interactive operations.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the
disc, as the operating procedure may
differ depending on the VIDEO CD.
To return to the menu
Press O RETURN.
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Note
Depending on the VIDEO CD, “Press ENTER” in
step 3 may appear as “Press SELECT” in the
instructions supplied with the disc. In this case,
press H.
Number
buttons
H
z Hint
To play without using PBC, press ./> while
the player is stopped to select a track, then press H
or ENTER.
“Play without PBC.” appears on the TV screen and
the player starts continuous play. You cannot play
still pictures such as a menu.
To return to PBC playback, press x twice then
press H.
Selecting and Playing an
MP3 Audio Track
You can play selected tracks on DATA CDs
(CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) recorded in
MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) format.
JAZZ
1(90)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
SHE IS SPECIAL
ALL YOU NEED IS ...
SPICY LIFE
HAPPY HOUR
RIVER SIDE
5
TAKE TIME,TAKE TIME
press ENTER.
The selected track starts playing.
When a track or album is being played, its
title is shaded.
Playing Discs
4 Press X/x to select a track, then
To go to the next or previous page
Press c or C.
To return to the previous display
ENTER
C/X/x/c
ORETURN
MENU/
SORT
1 Select a disc (page 34).
2 Press MENU/SORT.
The list of MP3 albums recorded on the
DATA CD appears.
1( 30)
ROCK BEST HIT
KARAOKE
JAZZ
R&B
MY FAVORITE SONGS
CLASSICAL
SALSA OF CUBA
BOSSANOVA
3 Press X/x to select an album, then
press ENTER.
The list of tracks contained in the album
appears.
Press O RETURN.
To turn off the display
Press MENU/SORT.
z Hint
You can also display the lists with the MENU
button on the player.
Notes
About playback
• This player can play MP3 audio tracks recorded in
the following sampling frequencies:
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz.
• The player cannot play audio tracks in MP3PRO
format.
• If you add the extension “.MP3” to data not in
MP3 format, the player cannot recognize the data
properly and will generate a loud noise which
could damage your speaker system.
• The playback order may be different from the
edited order. See “The playback order of MP3
audio tracks” (page 42) for details.
About the list display
• Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can
be used for album or track names. Anything else
is displayed as “*”.
• ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
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About MP3 audio tracks
You can play MP3 audio tracks on CDROMs, CD-Rs, or CD-RWs. However, the
discs must be recorded according to ISO9660
level 1, level 2, or Joliet format for the player
to recognize the tracks.
You can also play discs recorded in Multi
Session.
Refer to the instructions of the CD-R/RW
device or recording software (not supplied)
for details on the recording format.
The playback order of MP3 audio tracks
The playback order of albums and tracks
recorded on a DATA CD is as follows.
◆Structure of disc contents
Tree 1
Tree 2
Tree 3
Tree 4
Tree 5
ROOT
To play a Multi Session CD
This player can play Multi Session CDs when
an MP3 audio track is located in the first
session. Any subsequent MP3 audio tracks,
recorded in the later sessions, can also be
played back.
When audio tracks and images in music CD
format or Video CD format are recorded in
the first session, only the first session will be
played back.
album
track
When you play a DATA CD from its
beginning (page 33), the numbered tracks are
played sequentially, from 1 through 7. Any
sub-albums/tracks contained within a
currently selected album take priority over
the next album in the same tree. (Example: C
contains D so 4 is played before 5.)
When you press MENU and the list of MP3
albums appears (page 41), the albums are
arranged in the following order: A t B t
C t D t F t G. Albums that do not
contain tracks (such as album E) do not
appear in the list.
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front
of the track names, the tracks will be played in
that order.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create
albums of no more than two trees.
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Notes
Various Play Mode
Functions (Program Play,
Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat
Play)
You can set the following play modes:
• Program Play (page 44)
• Shuffle Play (page 46)
• Repeat Play (page 46)
• A-B Repeat Play (page 47)
Playing Discs
• Depending on the software you use to create the
DATA CD, the playback order may differ from
the illustration above.
• The playback order above may not be applicable
if there are more than a total of 999 albums and
tracks in the DATA CD.
• The player can recognize up to 499 albums (the
player will count just albums, including albums
that do not contain MP3 audio tracks). The player
will not play any albums beyond the first 499
albums. Of the first 499 albums, the player will
play no more than a combined total of 999 albums
and tracks.
Notes
• The play mode is canceled when:
– you open the front cover.
– you press [/1 and the player enters standby mode.
• Before setting a play mode for Super Audio CDs,
select the playback layer or area you want to listen
to (page 39). Each play mode function works only
within the selected layer or playback area.
Selecting the disc mode (One
Disc or All Discs)
You can play one disc or all of the discs in the
player. Before setting Program Play, Shuffle
Play, or Repeat Play, you must select whether
to apply these play modes to one disc or to all
of the discs.
X/x
ENTER
DISPLAY/
FILE
1
Press DISPLAY/FILE twice (once for
DATA CDs) during playback.
The Control Menu appears.
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2
Press X/x to select
or
(ONE/ALL DISCS) and press
ENTER.
The options for “ONE DISC/ALL
DISCS” appear.
12(27)
18(34)
ALL DISCS
ALL DISCS
ONE DISC
3
Press DISPLAY/FILE twice.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press X/x to select
(PROGRAM), then press ENTER.
The options for “PROGRAM” appear.
PLAY
DVD
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18(34)
PLAY
DVD
OFF
OFF
SET
ON
Press X/x to select an item.
• ALL DISCS: Continuously plays all of
the discs.
• ONE DISC: Plays the selected disc.
4
1
3
Press X/x to select “SET t” then
press ENTER.
The display for programming appears.
Press ENTER.
PROGRAM
––– : –––––
ALL CLEAR
1. – – – –
2. – – – –
3. – – – –
4. – – – –
5. – – – –
6. – – – –
z Hint
You can also select “ONE DISC/ALL DISCS” by
pressing ONE/ALL DISCS on the player.
Creating your own program
(Program Play)
4
Press c.
PROGRAM
––– : –––––
ALL CLEAR
1. – – – –
2. – – – –
3. – – – –
4. – – – –
5. – – – –
6. – – – –
5
CLEAR
ALL
The player is ready to program the first
disc.
You can play the contents of a disc in the
order you want by arranging the order of the
titles, chapters, or tracks on the disc to create
your own program.
You can program up to 99 items. By selecting
All Discs mode (page 43), you can create a
program for all of the discs in the player.
Number
buttons
ALL
T
ALL
T
ALL
Select the disc you want to program
using the number buttons or X/x, then
press ENTER.
The cursor moves to the title or track row
“T” (in this case, “01”).
H
X/x/c
DISPLAY/
FILE
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ENTER
Disc type
Titles or tracks
recorded on a disc
PROGRAM
003 : DVD
ALL CLEAR
1.
1D –T02 –C03
1. 10V –T04
3. – – – –
4. – – – –
5. – – – –
6. – – – –
ALL
C
T
ALL
01
02
03
04
05
06
ALL
01
02
03
04
05
06
Chapters recorded on a disc
Select the title, chapter, or track you
want to program.
◆ When playing a DVD VIDEO
For example, select chapter “03” of title
“02.”
Press X/x or the number buttons to select
“02” under “T,” then press ENTER.
PROGRAM
003 : DVD
ALL CLEAR
1. – – – –
2. – – – –
3. – – – –
4. – – – –
5. – – – –
6. – – – –
ALL
T
ALL
01
02
03
04
05
06
C
ALL
01
02
03
04
05
06
Next, press X/x or the number buttons to
select “03” under “C,” then press
ENTER.
PROGRAM
––– : –––––
ALL CLEAR
1.
1D –T02 –C03
2. – – – –
3. – – – –
4. – – – –
5. – – – –
6. – – – –
7
8
Press H to start Program Play.
Program Play begins.
When the program ends, you can restart
the same program again by pressing H.
To return to normal playback
Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 3.
To turn off the display
Press DISPLAY/FILE repeatedly until the
display is turned off.
To cancel or change a program
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Creating your own
program (Program Play).”
2
Select the program number of the disc,
title, chapter, or track you want to cancel
or change using X/x.
3
Perform the following.
◆ To cancel the program
Press CLEAR.
T
ALL
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD, Super
Audio CD or CD
For example, select track “04.”
Press X/x or the number buttons to select
“04” under “T,” then press ENTER.
To program other discs, titles,
chapters, or tracks, repeat steps 4 to
6.
The programmed discs, titles, chapters,
and tracks are displayed in the selected
order.
ALL
Selected disc, title and chapter
ALL
Selected disc and track
“?” appears when the player has not loaded
the disc information in the memory. If an
empty slot is loaded, the disc type does not
appear.
6
ALL
T
Playing Discs
ALL CLEAR
1. – – – –
2. – – – –
3. – – – –
4. – – – –
5. – – – –
6. – – – –
PROGRAM
––– : –––––
◆ To change the program
Press c and follow step 5 for new
programming.
To cancel all of the discs, titles, chapters,
or tracks in the program
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Creating your own
program (Program Play).”
2
3
Press X and select “ALL CLEAR.”
Press ENTER.
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z Hint
You can set Repeat Play or Shuffle Play for the
programmed titles, chapters, or tracks. During
Program Play, follow the steps of “Repeat Play”
(page 46) or “Shuffle Play” (page 46).
3
Press X/x to select the item to be
shuffled.
◆ When playing a DVD VIDEO
• DISC*
• TITLE
• CHAPTER
Note
Program Play will not start if you select One Disc
mode and the program does not include anything
from the current disc.
◆ When playing a Super Audio CD,
VIDEO CD, or CD
• DISC*
• TRACK
Playing in random order (Shuffle
Play)
◆ When playing a DVD-RW, or DATA CD
• DISC*
You can have the player “shuffle” titles,
chapters, or tracks. Subsequent “shuffling”
may produce a different playing order. By
selecting All Discs mode (page 43), you can
shuffle all of the discs in the player.
◆ When Program Play is activated
• ON: shuffles titles, chapters, or tracks
selected in Program Play.
4
Press ENTER.
* You can select “DISC” in All Discs mode only.
To return to normal play
Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 3.
z Hints
• You can set Shuffle Play while the player is
stopped. After selecting the “SHUFFLE” option,
press H. Shuffle Play starts.
• Up to 96 chapters in a disc can be played in
random order when “CHAPTER” is selected.
CLEAR
Playing repeatedly (Repeat Play)
H
X/x
ENTER
DISPLAY/
FILE
1
Press DISPLAY/FILE twice during
playback.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press X/x to select
(SHUFFLE), then press ENTER.
The options for “SHUFFLE” appear.
12(27)
18(34)
OFF
OFF
DISC
TITLE
CHAPTER
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PLAY
DVD
You can play all of the titles, albums or tracks
on a disc or a single title, chapter, album, or
track repeatedly.
You can use a combination of Shuffle or
Program Play modes. By selecting All Discs
mode (page 43), you can repeat all of the
discs in the player.
• TRACK: repeats the current track.
◆ When Program Play or Shuffle Play is
activated
• ON: repeats Program Play or Shuffle
Play.
CLEAR
REPEAT
Playing Discs
Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 2.
z Hints
• You can set Repeat Play while the player is
stopped. After selecting the “REPEAT” option,
press H. Repeat Play starts.
• You can also select “REPEAT” from the Control
Menu (page 14).
H
1
To return to normal play
Press REPEAT during playback.
The following display appears.
Repeating a specific portion (AB Repeat Play)
DISC
2
Press REPEAT repeatedly to select the
item to be repeated.
You can play a specific portion of a title,
chapter or track repeatedly. (This function is
useful when you want to memorize lyrics,
etc.)
◆ When playing a DVD VIDEO
• DISC: repeats all of the titles on the
current disc in One Disc mode, or all of
the discs in All Discs mode.
• TITLE: repeats the current title on a
disc.
• CHAPTER: repeats the current
chapter.
CLEAR
◆ When playing a DVD-RW
• DISC: repeats all of the titles on the
selected type in One Disc mode, or all
of the discs in All Discs mode.
• TITLE: repeats the current title on a
disc.
• CHAPTER: repeats the current
chapter.
◆ When playing a Super Audio CD,
VIDEO CD, or CD
• DISC: repeats all of the tracks on the
current disc in One Disc mode, or all of
the discs in All Discs mode.
• TRACK: repeats the current track.
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio)
• DISC: repeats all of the albums on the
current disc in One Disc mode, or all of
the discs in All Discs mode.
• ALBUM: repeats the current album.
ENTER
X/x
DISPLAY/
FILE
1
Press DISPLAY/FILE twice during
playback.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press X/x to select
(A-B
REPEAT), then press ENTER.
The options for “A-B REPEAT” appear.
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12(27)
18(34)
PLAY
DVD
OFF
SET
OFF
3
Press X/x to select “SET t,” then
press ENTER.
The “A-B REPEAT” setting display
appears.
A-B REPEAT
Set point A with
4
ENTER .
During playback, when you find the
starting point (point A) of the portion to
be played repeatedly, press ENTER.
The starting point (point A) is set.
A-B REPEAT
Set point B with
ENTER
.
CHAPTER TIME
A: 18 – 1 : 32 : 55
5
When you reach the ending point
(point B), press ENTER again.
The set points are displayed and the
player starts repeating this specific
portion.
To return to normal play
Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 2.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY/FILE repeatedly until the
Control Menu is turned off.
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Notes
• When you set A-B Repeat Play, the settings for
Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, and Program Play are
canceled.
• A-B Repeat Play does not work for titles
containing still pictures on a DVD-RW in VR
mode.
• A-B Repeat Play does not work across multiple
titles (“ORIGINAL” or “PLAY LIST”) on a
DVD-RW in VR mode.
Searching for and Managing
Discs (Disc Explorer)
CDs are filed in the “CD” folder. You can file
your discs as you like in the “A” to “D”
folders (page 52).
Displaying the Disc
Information
FOLDER
Loading the disc information
Press FOLDER.
The Disc Explorer displays the “ALL” folder.
Disc Explorer display
Current
folder is
highlighted
Disc slot
number
ALL
LOAD
DVD
CD
A
B
Current
disc
C
Action
DVD
3
Skiing the World
CD
Action
DVD
4
Music Madness
2
Press LOAD when the player is in stop or
standby mode.
The player reads the disc information of all
the discs and loads it into memory so that the
disc type, titles and other text information can
be displayed.
To cancel loading
Press x.
z Hint
The player can load the disc information even when
the power is in standby mode. Press LOAD before
turning on the player.
Viewing information about the
loaded discs
You can view the loaded discs using the Disc
Explorer.
The player has 7 folders (“ALL,” “DVD,”
“CD,” “A” to “D”) and can display the
contents of each folder.
All of the discs in the player are filed in the
“ALL” folder. At the same time, DVDs are
automatically filed in the “DVD” folder, and
Super Audio CDs, CDs, VIDEO CDs, DATA
D
Super Car Chase
1
Searching for and Managing Discs (Disc Explorer)
You can search for a disc by checking the
contents of all the discs loaded in the player
on your TV screen.
CD
5
VIDEO CD
Jacket picture
Genre
Text information (DVD/
Super Audio CD/CD
text, Disc Memo)
Disc type
◆ Jacket picture
The jacket picture recorded on the disc
appears automatically. If there is no picture,
you can capture one from the disc (page 51).
If there is no jacket picture and you have not
captured one, the genre picture in the player’s
memory is displayed if you select a genre.
◆ Text information (DVD/Super Audio CD/
CD text or Disc Memo)
The text information (DVD/Super Audio CD/
CD text) recorded on the disc appears
automatically. If no text information is
recorded, you can store the text information
(Disc Memo) yourself for DVDs or CDs
(page 54).
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1
◆ Genre
You can select the genre of the disc yourself
(page 56).
With each press, the folder indication in
the Disc Explorer display changes as
follows:
◆ Disc type
The disc type, such as DVD, appears
automatically. If the slot does not contain a
disc, the disc type row is blank.“?” appears
when the player has not loaded the disc
information in its memory.
ALL t DVD t CD t A t B t C t D
2
Notes
• Even if you have removed a disc from the player,
the disc’s information remains in the Disc
Explorer until you load new disc information
again by pressing LOAD or place a new disc in
the same slot and play it.
• If you press FOLDER during playback of the CD
layer of a Super Audio CD, the disc type appears
as a CD.
Select the disc by one of the following
operations.
• press X/x
• after sliding the TV/DISC
EXPLORER/DVD switch to DISC
EXPLORER or DVD, press the number
buttons and ENTER
• after sliding the TV/DISC
EXPLORER/DVD switch to DISC
EXPLORER or DVD, press DISC
SKIP +/–. To skip 100 disc slots ahead,
press +100 on the player. Press ENTER
to start playback.
• press DISC CHANGE on the player to
turn the indicator on, followed by
turning the .–/>+/ENTER dial on
the player and then pressing it.
Searching for a disc on the Disc
Explorer
.–/>+/ENTER dial
Press FOLDER repeatedly to select the
folder with the disc you want to play.
+100
3
Press ENTER.
The Disc Explorer disappears and
playback starts.
FOLDER
DISC CHANGE
TV/DISC
EXPLORER/
DVD switch
Number
buttons
DISC SKIP
+/–
FOLDER
To turn off the Disc Explorer
Press ORETURN.
z Hint
When you select the disc with the number buttons in
step 2, you can use the numbers to jump through the
Disc Explorer display.
For example, you can press number button 6 and
then press ENTER to view the Disc Explorer for
disc slot numbers 6 to 10, then press 11 and ENTER
to view the Disc Explorer for the next five disc slots
(numbers 11 to 15).
.
Notes
X/x
ENTER
ORETURN
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• If you press FOLDER during playback, playback
stops and the Disc Explorer appears. In this case,
Resume Play is not available.
• If you load or try to play an empty slot, it appears
as a blank in the Disc Explorer. You cannot select
this slot.
• Even if the disc has a jacket picture recorded on it,
the jacket picture may not appear on the Disc
Explorer.
Capturing a scene for a jacket
picture
You can capture your favorite scene in a disc
to create a personal jacket picture. A
personalized jacket picture will make
spotting the disc in the Disc Explorer easier.
This function is available only if the disc does
not contain a pre-recorded jacket picture.
2
After sliding the TV/DISC EXPLORER/
DVD switch to DISC EXPLORER, press
TOP MENU/EDIT.
EDIT appears in the bottom right corner.
3
Press C/c to highlight the disc number.
Highlight the disc number.
ALL
1
4
C/c
1
2
Select a disc and play it (page 33, 34).
3
Press PICTURE MEMORY at your
favorite scene.
B
C
D
Action
DVD
Classical
3
Skiing the World
4
Music Madness
5
PICTURE
MEMORY
TOP
MENU/
EDIT
A
2
CLEAR
H
CD
Super Car Chase
CD
Action
DVD
CD
VIDEO CD
Press CLEAR.
The stored jacket picture is deleted.
To cancel the edit mode
Press ORETURN until EDIT disappears
from the Disc Explorer.
If you press ORETURN again, the Disc
Explorer turns off.
Searching for and Managing Discs (Disc Explorer)
TV/DISC
EXPLORER/
DVD switch
DVD
Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch to DISC EXPLORER.
The scene is captured as a still image, and
is set as the jacket picture for the Disc
Explorer.
To erase a stored jacket picture
1
Perform steps 1 and 2 in “Searching for a
disc on the Disc Explorer” and select the
disc you want to edit (page 50).
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Filing Discs in the Folder
(File Mode)
You can file your discs in four individual
folders, “A” to “D.” Even if you file discs
from folders “ALL,” “DVD,” or “CD” to
folders “A” to “D,” those discs are not deleted
from the “ALL,” “DVD,” or “CD” folders.
You can file up to 400 discs in one folder, and
the same disc in different folders.
Note that you can set Program Play, Shuffle
Play and Repeat Play for discs within a single
folder.
4 Press ENTER.
The disc to be filed (in this case, the disc
in slot no.1) is selected.
To file more than one disc, repeat steps 3
and 4.
Selected disc
ALL
1
DVD
CD
A
B
C
D
Action
DVD
Super Car Chase
Classical
2
3
Skiing the World
4
Music Madness
CD
Action
DVD
CD
5
VIDEO CD
TV/DISC
EXPLORER/
DVD switch
Cursor moves to
the next disc.
5 Press FOLDER repeatedly to select
FOLDER
the “A” folder.
6 Press DISPLAY/FILE.
ENTER
X/x
FILE disappears from the Disc
Explorer. Then the Disc Explorer for the
“A” folder containing the selected discs
appears.
Filed disc
ORETURN
DISPLAY/
FILE
ALL
For example, to file DVDs in the no.1 and
no.3 slots to the “A” folder:
DVD
CD
A
B
1
Super Car Chase
3
Skiing the World
C
D
Action
DVD
Action
DVD
1 Press FOLDER.
The Disc Explorer appears.
2 Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch to DISC EXPLORER, then press
DISPLAY/FILE.
FILE
appears in the bottom right
corner.
3 Press X/x to select the disc (in this
case, the disc in slot no.1).
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To cancel the file mode
Press ORETURN.
To turn off the Disc Explorer, press
ORETURN again.
z Hint
The discs are listed first by slot number in the Disc
Explorer. You can then sort the discs by desired
genre or text information and then store them (page
57).
Deleting discs from a folder
You can delete unnecessary discs from
folders “A” to “D.” You cannot delete discs
from folders “ALL,” “DVD,” or “CD” unless
you remove the disc from the player.
1
appears in the bottom right
FILE
Press X/x to select the disc.
Press ENTER.
The disc to be deleted is selected.
To delete other discs, repeat steps 3 and
4.
Selected disc
ALL
DVD
CD
A
B
C
2
D
CD
Searching for and Managing Discs (Disc Explorer)
Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch to DISC EXPLORER, then press
DISPLAY/FILE.
corner.
3
4
To turn off the Disc Explorer, press
ORETURN again.
Press FOLDER repeatedly to select the
folder containing the disc you want to
delete.
The Disc Explorer for the selected folder
appears.
2
To cancel the file mode
Press ORETURN.
Music Madness
4
CD
11
CD
23
CD
Cursor moves to
the next disc.
5
Press CLEAR.
The disc disappears from the folder and
FILE disappears from the Disc
Explorer.
ALL
DVD
CD
A
2
4
23
B
C
D
CD
Music Madness
CD
CD
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Labeling Discs and
Folders (Edit Mode)
ALL
DVD
CD
A
B
C
D
Classical
2
CD
Music Madness
4
CD
23
You can label the disc with a personal title of
16 characters (Disc Memo) (when DVD/CD
text is not recorded on the disc). you can also
label the folders “A” to “D” with a title of 3
characters.
The Disc Memo can be anything you like,
such as a title, musician’s name, category or
date of purchase.
You can also assign a genre label to the disc.
This will help you keep your discs organized.
CD
◆ To label a folder
Press FOLDER. After sliding the TV/
DISC EXPLORER/DVD switch to DISC
EXPLORER, press TOP MENU/EDIT.
Then, press X. Select the folder you want
to label by pressing C/X/x/c.
TV/DISC
EXPLORER/
DVD switch
Select from here
ALL
DVD
CD
A
B
C
CLEAR
4
FOLDER
D
Classical
2
CD
Music Madness
CD
23
CD
./>
2
C/X/x/c
TOP
MENU/EDIT
Press ENTER.
The “DISC MEMO INPUT” display
appears when you have selected a disc.
The “FOLDER NAME INPUT” display
appears when you have selected a folder.
ENTER
ORETURN
DISC MEMO INPUT
Labeling a disc or folder
1
Select the disc or folder you want to
label.
◆ To label a disc
Select the disc on the Disc Explorer (for
details, see steps 1 and 2 of “Searching
for a disc on the Disc Explorer” on
page 50). After sliding the TV/DISC
EXPLORER/DVD switch to DISC
EXPLORER, press TOP MENU/EDIT.
The selected disc’s text only is
highlighted and EDIT appears in the
bottom right corner.
3
Press C/X/x/c to select a character.
The selected character changes color.
DISC MEMO INPUT
B
4
Press ENTER.
The selected character is input.
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5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to input other
characters.
6
When you have entered all of the
characters for the Disc Memo or folder
name, press TOP MENU/EDIT.
The “DISC MEMO INPUT” display or
the “FOLDER NAME INPUT” display
disappears and the Disc Memo or folder
name is stored.
The entered Disc Memo
DVD
CD
A
B
C
2
BRAHMS SYMPHONY4
4
Music Madness
D
Notes
• You can label up to 400 discs. When you store the
40lst disc in memory, the data for the lst disc is
erased.
• You cannot enter Disc Memo on Super Audio
CDs (including hybrid discs). However, HD
layers on most Super Audio CDs contain text
information that you can display using the Disc
Explorer. See the hint above.
Classical
CD
23
CD
Labeling a disc or folder using a
keyboard
CD
To label the disc or folder, you can use a USA
model IBM compatible PC keyboard* (not
supplied).
* Power consumption must be 120mA or less.
To cancel the edit mode
Press ORETURN until EDIT disappears
[/1
from the Disc Explorer.
If you press ORETURN again, the Disc
Explorer turns off.
Searching for and Managing Discs (Disc Explorer)
ALL
z Hint
To display disc information on a hybrid Super
Audio CD (page 98), play the disc once and press
FOLDER.
To erase a character
1
2
In step 3 of “Labeling a disc or folder”
(page 54), press . or > to move
the cursor to the character you want to
erase.
KEYBOARD jack
1
Connect a keyboard to the KEYBOARD
jack on the front panel when the player
is in standby mode.
2
3
Press [/1 to turn on the player.
4
5
Input the characters on the keyboard.
Press CLEAR.
To insert or overwrite a character
1
In step 3 of “Labeling a disc or folder”
(page 54), press . or > to move
the cursor to the insertion point or the
character you want to correct.
2
Press C/X/x/c to select the correct
character.
3
Perform the following.
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Labeling a
disc or folder” (page 54).
Press ENTER on the keyboard to store
the Disc Memo or folder name.
The Disc Memo or folder name is stored.
◆ To insert the character
Press ENTER.
◆ To overwrite the character
Press > or . and move the cursor.
To turn off the Disc Explorer
Press ORETURN.
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3
Notes
• If the cursor keys do not work correctly and you
cannot complete the task using the keyboard,
disconnect the keyboard. Then, reconnect it to the
player and try again.
• If the keyboard is not a USA model, the characters
may be input differently from those on the keys.
The USA keyboard layout is shown below.
'
~
@
2
!
1
Q
Caps Lock
#
3
W
A
$
4
E
S
%
5
R
D
&
7
^
6
T
F
Y
G
8
U
H
(
)
9
0
I
J
O
K
{
[
Ctrl
Z
X
C
V
B
N
Alt
M
<
>
GENRE SELECTION
Action
Drama
Non Feature
Western
Classical
Pop
?
Alt
Classics
Family
Sci-fi
Comedy
Horror
Thriller
Country
Rock
Jazz/R&B
Others
}
]
L
Enter
Shift
The “GENRE SELECTION” display
appears.
+
=
P
Press c to highlight the genre row,
then press ENTER.
Shift
Ctrl
Selecting a genre
4
Press C/X/x/c to select the genre,
then press ENTER.
The genre for the selected disc is stored in
memory. If no jacket picture is recorded
in the disc, or if you do not have a scene
captured from that disc as a jacket picture
(page 51), the genre picture in the
memory of the player is displayed.
You can assign a genre to your disc.
TV/DISC
EXPLORER/
DVD switch
Selected genre
ALL
TOP
MENU/EDIT
ORETURN
B
C
D
Classical
Skiing the World
3
Music Madness
CD
Action
DVD
CD
VIDEO CD
VIDEO CD
To cancel the edit mode
Press ORETURN until EDIT disappears
from the Disc Explorer.
If you press ORETURN again, the Disc
Explorer turns off.
Notes
1
Select the disc on the Disc Explorer
(steps 1 and 2 of “Searching for a disc
on the Disc Explorer” (page 50) ).
2
Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch to DISC EXPLORER, then press
TOP MENU/EDIT.
The selected disc’s text only is
highlighted and EDIT appears in the
bottom right corner.
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A
2
5
ENTER
CD
1
4
C/X/x/c
DVD
• The genre setting remains in the player’s memory
even after the disc in the slot is changed. To
reassign a new genre setting, repeat the steps
above.
• The genre setting is cleared when the disc is
removed and the slot becomes empty.
Selected disc
Sorting Discs (Sort Mode)
ALL
2
You can sort the discs in the folder by the disc
slot number, text information (DVD/Super
Audio CD/CD TEXT or Disc Memo) or
genre.
The text information is sorted alphabetically.
CD
A
B
C
3
Skiing the World
4
Music Madness
D
Action
DVD
Classical
CD
Action
DVD
CD
5
VIDEO CD
Sorting item
indicator (green)
4 Press C/X/x/c to select the item
you want to sort.
FOLDER
You can select the disc number, text
information or genre. You can also sort
the text information by the text in the
second line.
Select the sorting item from
among here.
C/X/x/c
ENTER
ORETURN
ALL
1
MENU/
SORT
1 Press FOLDER repeatedly to select
the folder you want to sort.
The Disc Explorer for the selected folder
appears.
2 If you want to sort by text
information or genre, select the
disc which has the desired text
information or genre by pressing
X/x.
3 Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
2
DVD
CD
A
B
C
Super Car Chase
MONACO
BRAHMS SYMPHONY4
3
Skiing the World
4
Music Madness
D
Action
DVD
Searching for and Managing Discs (Disc Explorer)
TV/DISC
EXPLORER/
DVD switch
DVD
Super Car Chase
MONACO
BRAHMS SYMPHONY4
1
Classical
CD
Action
DVD
CD
5
VIDEO CD
Sorting item indicator position
when you sort by genre
5 Press ENTER.
SORT disappears from the Disc
Explorer.
Then the discs are sorted and redisplayed. The sorted order is saved even
if the power of the player is turned off.
switch to DISC EXPLORER, then
press MENU/SORT.
The selected disc only is highlighted and
SORT appears in the bottom right corner.
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ALL
1
3
198
DVD
CD
A
B
C
Super Car Chase
MONACO
Skiing the World
Highway Touring
2
BRAHMS SYMPHONY4
4
Music Madness
D
Action
DVD
Action
DVD
Action
DVD
Classical
CD
CD
To cancel the sort mode
Press ORETURN. SORT disappears from
the Disc Explorer.
If you press ORETURN again, the Disc
Explorer turns off.
z Hint
The discs in the same genre are sorted by numerial
order according to the disc slot number.
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Searching for a Scene
Searching for a
Particular Point on a
Disc (Search, Scan, Slow-motion
Play, Freeze Frame)
Press
m or M
while playing a
disc. When you find the point you want, press
H to return to normal speed.
Each time you press
m or M
during scan, the playback speed changes.
With each press the indication changes as
shown below. Actual speeds may differ with
some discs.
Playback direction
×2B t FF1M t FF2M t FF3M
FF3M (DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW/VIDEO CD
only)
×2B (DVD VIDEO/Super Audio CD/CD only)
C
c
tm
TM
Searching for a Scene
You can quickly locate a particular point on a
disc by monitoring the picture or playing back
slowly.
Locating a point quickly by
playing a disc in fast forward or
fast reverse (Scan)
Opposite direction
×2b t FR1m t FR2m t FR3m
H
FR3m (DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW/
VIDEO CD only)
×2b (DVD VIDEO only)
Note
Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not
be able to do some of the operations described.
Locating a point quickly (Search)
During playback, keep pressing C to
locate a point in the playback direction or
keep pressing c to locate a point in the
opposite direction. When you find the point
you want, release the button to return to
normal playback speed.
The “×2B”/“×2b” playback speed is about
twice the normal speed. The “FF3M”/
“FR3m” playback speed is faster than
“FF2M”/“FR2m,” and the “FF2M”/
“FR2m” playback speed is faster than
“FF1M”/“FR1m.”
Watching frame by frame (Slowmotion play)
Press
m or M
when the player is
in pause mode. To return to the normal speed,
press H.
Each time you press
m or M
during Slow-motion play, the playback speed
changes. Two speeds are available. With each
press the indication changes as follows:
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Playback direction
SLOW2
y SLOW1
Opposite direction (DVD only)
SLOW2
y SLOW1
The “SLOW2 y”/“SLOW2
” playback
speed is slower than “SLOW1 y”/“SLOW1
.”
Playing one frame at a time
(Freeze Frame)
When the player is in the pause mode, press
C to go to the next frame. Press c
to go to the preceding frame (DVD only). If
you hold the button down, you can view the
frames in succession. To return to normal
playback, press H.
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track/Scene,
etc.
You can search a DVD by title or by chapter,
and you can search a VIDEO CD/Super
Audio CD/CD by track, index, or scene. As
titles and tracks are assigned unique numbers
on the disc, you can select the desired one by
entering its number. Or, you can search for a
scene using the time code.
Number
buttons
CLEAR
ENTER
X/x
DISPLAY/
FILE
1 Select a disc (page 34).
2 Press DISPLAY/FILE during
playback.
The Control Menu appears.
3 Press X/x to select the search
method.
◆ When playing a DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW
DISC
TITLE
CHAPTER
TIME/TEXT or
TIME/MEMO
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Select “TIME/TEXT” to search for a
starting point by inputting the time code.
4 Press ENTER.
“** (**)” changes to “-- (**).”
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD without PBC
Playback
ALL
123
12(27)
- - (34)
T
1:32:55
DISC
PLAY
DVD
TRACK
INDEX
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
Playback
DISC
5 Press X/x or the number buttons
INDEX
◆ When playing a Super Audio CD/CD
DISC
If you make a mistake
TRACK
Cancel the number by pressing CLEAR,
then select another number.
INDEX
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio)
6 Press ENTER.
DISC
Searching for a Scene
to select the title, chapter, track,
index, or scene number you want
to search.
SCENE
The player starts playback from the
selected number.
ALBUM
TRACK
Example: when you select
(CHAPTER)
“** (**)” is selected (** refers to a
number).
The number in parentheses indicates the
total number of titles, tracks, indexes,
scenes, etc. of the disc.
ALL
123
12(27)
18(34)
T
1:32:55
Selected item
To search for a scene using the time code
(DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW only)
1
In step 2, select
TIME/TEXT.
“T **:**:**” (playing time of the current
title) is selected.
2
Press ENTER.
“T **:**:**” changes to “T --:--:--.”
Input the time code using the number
buttons, then press ENTER.
For example, to find the scene at 2 hours,
10 minutes, and 20 seconds after the
beginning, just enter “2:10:20.”
3
PLAY
DVD
To turn off the display
Press DISPLAY/FILE repeatedly until the
display is turned off.
z Hints
• You can display the first scene of titles, chapters
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
“Searching by Scene (PICTURE
NAVIGATION)” (page 62).
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• You can search for a chapter (DVD VIDEO/
DVD-RW only) or track (Super Audio CD/CD/
DATA CD only) by pressing the number buttons
and ENTER.
Notes
• You cannot search for a still picture on a DVDRW in VR mode.
• You cannot search for a scene on a DVD+RW
using the time code.
• The title, chapter or track number displayed is the
same number recorded on the disc.
Searching by Scene
(PICTURE NAVIGATION)
You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens
and quickly find a desired scene.
PICTURE
NAVI
ENTER
C/X/x/c
ORETURN
1 Press PICTURE NAVI during
playback.
The following display appears.
CHAPTER VIEWER
ENTER
2 Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to
select an item.
• CHAPTER VIEWER (DVD VIDEO
only)
• TITLE VIEWER (DVD VIDEO only)
• TRACK VIEWER (VIDEO CD only)
3 Press ENTER.
The following display appears.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
4 Press C/X/x/c to select a title,
chapter, or track, and press
ENTER.
To return to normal play
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• If there are more than 9 titles, chapters, or tracks,
V is displayed at the bottom right of the screen.
To display the additional titles, chapters, or
tracks, select the bottom right scene (located at
box 9) and press x. To return to the previous
scene, select the top left scene (located at box 1)
and press X.
• You can also select “PICTURE NAVIGATION”
from the Control Menu (page 14).
Searching for a Scene
Playback starts.
Notes
• Depending on the disc, you may not be able to
select some items.
• The sound is muted when using this function.
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Viewing Information About the
Disc
Checking the Playing
Time and Remaining
Time
You can check the playing time and
remaining time of the current title, chapter, or
track. Also, you can check the DVD/Super
Audio CD/CD text or track name (MP3
audio) recorded on the disc.
TIME/
TEXT
1 Press TIME/TEXT during playback.
The following display appears.
T 1:01:57
PLAY
Time
information
2 Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to
◆ When playing a DVD VIDEO or DVDRW
• T *:*:* (hours: minutes: seconds)
Playing time of the current title
• T–*:*:*
Remaining time of the current title
• C *:*:*
Playing time of the current chapter
• C–*:*:*
Remaining time of the current chapter
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD (with PBC
functions)
• *:* (minutes: seconds)
Playing time of the current scene
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD (without
PBC functions), Super Audio CD, or CD
• T *:* (minutes: seconds)
Playing time of the current track
• T–*:*
Remaining time of the current track
• D *:*
Playing time of the current disc
• D –*:*
Remaining time of the current disc
◆ When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio)
• T *:* (minutes: seconds)
Playing time of the current track
To check the DISC MEMO, DVD/Super
Audio CD/CD text, or track/album names
(MP3 audio)
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly in step 2 to
display the Disc MEMO or text recorded on
the DVD VIDEO/Super Audio CD/CD/
DATA CD.
The DVD/Super Audio CD/CD text appears
only when text is recorded in the disc. You
cannot change the text. If the disc does not
contain text, “NO TEXT” appears. In this
case, you can label the disc if it is a DVD or
CD (page 54).
change the time information.
The available time information depends
upon the type of disc you are playing.
BRAHMS SYMPHONY
For DATA CDs, the track and album names
of the MP3 audio track appears (page 67).
z Hint
You can also check the DVD/Super Audio CD/CD
text using the Disc Explorer (page 49).
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Checking the information on the
front panel display
You can view the time information and text
on the front panel display as well as on the TV
screen. The information on the front panel
display changes as follows when you change
the time information on your TV screen.
When playing a DVD VIDEO or DVD-RW
When playing a VIDEO CD (without PBC
functions), Super Audio CD, or CD
Track playing time and current
disc, track and index number
Remaining time of
the current track
Title playing time and current disc, title
and chapter number
Playing time of the disc
Viewing Information About the Disc
Remaining time of the current title
Remaining time of the disc
Playing time and
number of the current chapter
Text
Remaining time of
the current chapter
When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio)
Text
Track playing time and current disc,
album and track number
Track name
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z Hints
• When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions,
the disc number, scene number and the playing
time are displayed.
• Long text that does not fit in a single line will
scroll across the front panel display.
• You can also check the time information and text
by pressing the TIME/TEXT button on the player.
• You can also check the time information and text
using the Control Menu (page 15).
Checking the Play
Information
You can check information during playback,
such as the current bit rate or the disc layer.
Notes
• Depending on the type of disc being played, the
DVD/Super Audio CD/CD text or track name
may not be displayed.
• The player can only display the first level of the
DVD/Super Audio CD/CD text, such as the disc
name or title.
• Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
displayed correctly.
TIME/
TEXT
X/x
ENTER
DISPLAY/
FILE
Checking the play information of
a DVD (ADVANCED)
1
Press DISPLAY/FILE during playback.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press X/x to select
(ADVANCED), then press ENTER.
The options for “ADVANCED” appear.
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BIT RATE
LAYER
BIT RATE
PLAY
DVD
BIT RATE
384 kbps
0
3
5
10
Mbps
Press X/x to select an item.
For details on each item, see “Displays of
each item” below.
• BIT RATE: displays the bit rate.
• LAYER: displays the layer and the
pick-up point.
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Press ENTER.
To close the ADVANCED display
Select “OFF” in step 3.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY/FILE repeatedly until the
Control Menu is turned off.
Displays of each item
By pressing DISPLAY/FILE repeatedly, you
can display either “BIT RATE” or “LAYER,”
whichever was selected in “ADVANCED.”
◆BIT RATE
5
By pressing TIME/TEXT while playing an
MP3 audio track on a DATA CD, you can
display the audio bit rate (the amount of data
per second of the current audio) on your TV
screen.
Bit rate
T
BIT RATE
0
Checking the play information of
a DATA CD
384kbps
Audio
Mbps
Video
10
◆LAYER
128k
JAZZ
RIVER SIDE
Album name
Track name
PLAY
Viewing Information About the Disc
Bit rate refers to the amount of video/audio
data per second in a disc. While playing a
disc, an approximate bit rate of the playback
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
pictures or sounds.
17:30
Appears when the DVD
has dual layers
Indicates the approximate point where the
disc is playing.
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 98 (DVD
VIDEO).
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Sound Adjustments
Changing the Sound
When playing a DVD recorded in multiple
audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, or DTS),
you can change the audio format. If the DVD
is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can
also change the language.
With CDs, DATA CDs, or VIDEO CDs, you
can select the sound from the right or left
channel and listen to the sound of the selected
channel through both the right and left
speakers. For example, when playing a disc
containing a song with the vocals on the right
channel and the instruments on the left
channel, you can hear the instruments from
both speakers by selecting the left channel.
◆ When playing a DVD VIDEO
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the
choice of language varies.
When 4 digits are displayed, they
indicate a language code. See “Language
Code List” for the language the code
represents (page 102). When the same
language is displayed two or more times,
the DVD VIDEO is recorded in multiple
audio formats.
◆ When playing a DVD-RW
The types of sound tracks recorded on a
disc are displayed. The default setting is
underlined.
Example:
• 1: MAIN (main sound)
• 1: SUB (sub sound)
• 1: MAIN+SUB (main and sub sound)
◆ When playing a VIDEO CD, CD, or
DATA CD (MP3 audio)
The default setting is underlined.
• STEREO: The standard stereo sound
• 1/L: The sound of the left channel
(monaural)
• 2/R: The sound of the right channel
(monaural)
z Hints
You can also select “AUDIO” from the Control
Menu (page 15).
AUDIO
Notes
• You cannot change the sound for Super Audio
CDs.
• Some DVDs prohibit changing sounds during
playback. In this case, change the sounds using
the disc’s menu (page 37).
X/x
DISPLAY/
FILE
1 Press AUDIO during playback.
The following display appears.
1:ENGLISH
2 Press AUDIO repeatedly to select
the desired audio signal.
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Displaying the disc’s audio
information
Press DISPLAY/FILE during playback to
display the Control Menu. Select “AUDIO”
using X/x. The channels being played are
displayed on the screen.
For example, in Dolby Digital format,
multiple signals ranging from monaural to 5.1
channel signals can be recorded on a DVD
VIDEO. Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the
number of the recorded channels may differ.
Current audio format*
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PLAY
DVD
SURROUND Mode
Settings
PROGRAM FORMAT
DOLBY DIGITAL 3/2.1
L
C
R
LFE
LS
RS
Currently playing program format**
You can enjoy surround sounds while playing
discs, including Dolby Digital and DTS
DVDs, even if you have only 2 or 4 speakers.
Select the surround mode that best suits your
speaker setup.
* “PCM,” “DTS,” or “DOLBY DIGITAL” is
displayed.
The channels in the currently selected track
are displayed by numbers as follows:
For Dolby Digital 5.1 ch:
SUR
Rear component 2
Sound Adjustments
DOLBY DIGITAL 3 / 2 . 1
Front component 2 +
Center component 1
LFE (Low
Frequency
Effect)
component 1
**The letters in the program format display
indicate the following sound components:
L: Front (left)
R: Front (right)
C: Center
LS: Rear (left)
RS: Rear (right)
S:
Rear (monaural): The rear
component of the Dolby
Surround processed signal and
the Dolby Digital signal
LFE: Low Frequency Effect signal
z Hint
When playing Dolby Digital and DTS sound tracks,
“LFE” is enclosed in a dotted line when the LFE
signal is not being output.
1 Press SUR during playback.
The following display appears.
TVS DYNAMIC
2 Press SUR repeatedly to select
one of the surround modes.
See the following explanations given for
each item.
◆ For 2 speaker setups
• TVS DYNAMIC
• TVS WIDE
• TVS NIGHT
• TVS STANDARD
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◆ For 4 to 6 speaker setups
(If you select “NONE” in the setting of
“REAR” in “SPEAKER SETUP” (page
92), you cannot select these modes.)
• NORMAL SURROUND
• ENHANCED SURROUND
• VIRTUAL REAR SHIFT
• VIRTUAL MULTI REAR
• VIRTUAL MULTI DIMENSION
To cancel the setting
Select “OFF” in step 2.
For 2 speaker setups
When you connect a stereo TV or 2 front
speakers, TVS (TV Virtual Surround) lets
you enjoy surround sound effects by using
sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers
from the sound of the front speakers (L: left,
R: right) without using actual rear speakers.
TVS was developed by Sony to produce
surround sound for home use using just a
stereo TV.
If the player is set up to output the signal from
the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack, the surround effect will be
heard only when “DOLBY DIGITAL” and
“DTS” are set to “D-PCM” in “AUDIO
SETUP” (page 91)
◆TVS DYNAMIC
Creates one set of virtual rear speakers from
the sound of the actual front speakers (L, R)
as shown below.
This mode is effective when the distance
between the front L and R speakers is short,
such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
TV
◆TVS WIDE
Creates five sets of virtual rear speakers from
the sound of the actual front speakers (L, R)
as shown below.
This mode is effective when the distance
between the front L and R speakers is short,
such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
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TV
◆TVS NIGHT
Large sounds, such as explosions, are
suppressed, but quieter sounds are
unaffected. This feature is useful when you
want to hear the dialog and enjoy the
surround sound effects of “TVS WIDE” at
low volume.
◆TVS STANDARD
Creates three sets of virtual rear speakers
from the sound of the actual front speakers
(L, R) as shown below. This mode is effective
when you use 2 separate front speakers.
L
R
L : Front speaker (left)
R : Front speaker (right)
: Virtual speaker
For 4 to 6 speaker setups
You can enjoy the following surround effects
by using the 2 front speakers and 2 rear
speakers.
Connect the player to the amplifier (receiver)
with the D-1 connection (page 26).
You can experience Dolby Surround (Pro
Logic) sounds or Digital Cinema Sound
(DCS). DCS uses sound imaging to shift the
sound of the rear speakers away from the
actual speaker position or create entire sets of
virtual rear speakers from one set of actual
rear speakers. “VIRTUAL REAR SHIFT,”
“VIRTUAL MULTI REAR,” and
“VIRTUAL MULTI DIMENSION” make
use of this technology.
◆NORMAL SURROUND
Software with 2 channel audio signals is
decoded with the Dolby Surround (Pro Logic)
decoder to create surround effects. The rear
speakers will emit identical monaural sounds.
If you are using a center speaker, the
appropriate sounds for the center speaker will
be delivered.
L
The position of the virtual rear speakers
differs according to “REAR” or “SIDE”
settng of the rear speakers (page 92).
REAR
L
R
R
LS
RS
SIDE
L
LS
RS
LS
◆VIRTUAL REAR SHIFT
Shifts the sound of the rear speakers away
from the actual speaker position.
The shift position differs according to
“REAR” or “SIDE” setting of the rear
speakers (page 92).
L
R
RS
◆VIRTUAL MULTI DIMENSION
Creates an array of virtual rear speaker
positions higher than the listener from a
single set of actual rear speakers.
This mode creates five sets of virtual speakers
surrounding the listener at approximately 30º
of elevation. The effect differs according to
“REAR” or “SIDE” setting of the rear
speakers (page 92).
Sound Adjustments
◆ENHANCED SURROUND
Provides a greater sense of presence from a
Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) source with a
monaural rear channel signal. Produces a
stereo like effect in the rear channels.
REAR
R
REAR
L
LS
R
RS
SIDE
L
R
LS
RS
SIDE
L
LS
R
RS
LS
RS
◆VIRTUAL MULTI REAR
Creates an array of virtual rear speakers from
a single set of actual rear speakers.
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L : Front speaker (left)
R : Front speaker (right)
LS: Rear speaker (left)
RS: Rear speaker (right)
: Virtual speaker
z Hints
• You can select “SURROUND” by pressing the
SURROUND button on the player.
• You can also select “SURROUND” from the
Control Menu (page 15).
Notes
• To enjoy the multichannel audio through the
5.1CH OUTPUT jacks, correctly set each speaker
position and distance (page 92).
• When the playing signal does not contain a signal
for the rear speakers, it may be difficult to hear the
surround effect.
• When you select one of the TVS modes, the
player does not output the sound of center
speaker.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn
off the surround setting of the connected TV or
amplifier (receiver)
• 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.
• If you use the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack and set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to
“DOLBY DIGITAL” and “DTS” to “DTS” in
“AUDIO SETUP,” sound will come from your
speakers but it will not have the SURROUND
effect.
• If the player is set up to output the signal from the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack,
the TVS effect will not be heard when you play a
CD.
• “TVS NIGHT” can only be used for Dolby digital
discs.
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Displaying the Subtitles
Enjoying Movies
Changing the Angles
If subtitles are recorded on the discs, you can
change the subtitles or turn them on and off
whenever you want while playing a DVD.
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene
are recorded on the DVD VIDEO, “ANGLE”
appears in the front panel display. This means
that you can change the viewing angle.
SUBTITLE
ANGLE
The following display appears.
1 Press ANGLE during playback.
Enjoying Movies
1 Press SUBTITLE during playback.
1:ENGLISH
The number of the angle appears on the
display.
2
2 Press SUBTITLE repeatedly to
select the language.
2 Press ANGLE repeatedly to select
the angle number.
The scene changes to the selected angle.
z Hint
You can also select “ANGLE” from the Control
Menu (page 15).
◆ When playing a DVD VIDEO
Select the language.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the
choice of language varies.
When 4 digits are displayed, they
indicate a language code. See “Language
Code List” for the language the code
represents (page 102).
◆ When playing a DVD-RW
Select “ON.”
Note
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be
able to change the angles even if multi-angles are
recorded on the disc.
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To turn off the subtitles
Select “OFF” in step 2.
z Hint
You can also select “SUBTITLE” from the Control
Menu (page 15).
Note
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, 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.
Adjusting the Picture
Quality (BNR)
The Block Noise Reduction (BNR) function
adjusts the picture quality by reducing the
“block noise” or mosaic like patterns that
appear on your TV screen.
X/x
ENTER
DISPLAY
1 Press DISPLAY twice during
playback.
The Control Menu appear.
2 Press X/x to select
(BNR), then press ENTER.
The options for “BNR” appears.
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OFF
1
2
3
OFF
3 Press X/x to select a level.
• 1: reduces the “block noise.”
• 2: reduces the “block noise” more than
1.
• 3: reduces the “block noise” more than
2.
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4 Press ENTER.
The disc plays with the setting you
selected.
Adjusting the Playback
Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE)
To cancel the “BNR” setting
Select “OFF” in step 3.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
Menu is turned off.
Notes
You can adjust the video signal of a DVD or
VIDEO CD from the player to obtain the
picture quality you want. Choose the setting
that best suits the program you are watching.
When you select “MEMORY,” you can make
further adjustments to each element of the
picture (color, brightness, etc.).
• If the outlines of the images on your screen
become blurred, set “BNR” to “OFF.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played,
the “BNR” effect may be hard to discern.
PICTURE
MODE
ENTER
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C/X/x/c
ORETURN
1 Press PICTURE MODE during
playback.
The following display appears.
DYNAMIC 1
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2 Press PICTURE MODE repeatedly
2
to select the setting you want.
The default setting is underlined.
• STANDARD: displays a standard
picture.
• DYNAMIC 1: produces a bold
dynamic picture by increasing the
picture contrast and the color intensity.
• DYNAMIC 2: produces a more
dynamic picture than DYNAMIC 1 by
further increasing the picture contrast
and the color intensity.
• CINEMA 1: enhances details in dark
areas by increasing the black level.
• CINEMA 2: white colors become
brighter and black colors become
richer, and the color contrast is
increased.
• MEMORY: adjusts the picture in
greater detail.
z Hints
• When you watch a movie, “CINEMA 1” or
“CINEMA 2” is recommended.
• The picture can be adjusted by pressing the
PICTURE MODE button on the player as well.
• You can also select the “CUSTOM PICTURE
MODE” from the Control Menu (page 15).
Adjusting the picture items in
“MEMORY”
You can adjust each element of the picture
individually.
• PICTURE: changes the contrast
• BRIGHTNESS: changes the overall
brightness
• COLOR: makes the colors deeper or lighter
• HUE: changes the color balance
1
Press PICTURE MODE repeatedly to
select “MEMORY” and press ENTER.
The “PICTURE” adjustment bar appears.
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0
Press C/c to adjust the picture
contrast, then press ENTER.
The adjustment is saved, and
“BRIGHTNESS” adjustment bar
appears.
3
Repeat step 2 to adjust
“BRIGHTNESS,” “COLOR,” and
“HUE.”
The Custom Picture Mode display
appears. You can check each adjustment.
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PICTURE
BRIGHTNESS
COLOR
HUE
RETURN
+1
–3
+3
–1
RESET
To turn off the display
Press O RETURN, or select “RETURN” in
step 3 and press ENTER.
z Hints
• To reset the picture items to the default values,
press c after step 3 to select “RESET” and press
ENTER.
• When “PLAYBACK MEMORY” in “CUSTOM
SETUP” is set to “ON,” the player will save a
single setting for up to 400 individual discs. (This
does not apply to DVD-RWs in VR mode.)
• You can skip the adjustment without saving by
pressing X/x in step 2.
Enhancing the Playback
Picture (DIGITAL VIDEO
ENHANCER)
The Digital Video Enhancer (DVE) function
makes the picture appear clear and crisp by
enhancing the outlines of images on your TV
screen. Also, this function can soften the
images on the screen.
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
VIDEO/DVD-RW only)
4 Press ENTER.
The disc plays with the setting you
selected.
To cancel the “DIGITAL VIDEO
ENHANCER” setting
Select “OFF” in step 3.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control
Menu is turned off.
Note
ENTER
DISPLAY
Enjoying Movies
X/x
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 74) with the DVE function. If
the condition still does not improve, reduce the
Digital Video Enhancer level, or select “SOFT”
(DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW only) in step 3.
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.
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1
2
3
SOFT
OFF
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2
Using Various Additional
Functions
Press DISPLAY/FILE while the player
is in stop mode.
The Control Menu appears.
Locking Discs (CUSTOM
3
PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL
The options for “PARENTAL
CONTROL” appear.
CONTROL)
You can set two kinds of playback restrictions
for the desired disc.
• Custom Parental Control
You can set playback restrictions so that the
player will not play inappropriate discs.
• Parental Control
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be
limited according to a predetermined level
such as the age of the users. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes.
The same password is used for both Parental
Control and Custom Parental Control.
Press X/x to select
(PARENTAL CONTROL), then press
ENTER.
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DVD
ON
PLAYER
PASSWORD
OFF
4
Press X/x to select “ON t,” then
press ENTER.
◆ If you have not entered a password
The display for registering a new
password appears.
Custom Parental Control
PARENTAL CONTROL
You can set the same Custom Parental
Control password for up to 400 discs. When
you set the 401st disc, the first disc is
canceled.
Enter a new 4-digit password, then
press ENTER .
Enter a 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
The display for confirming the password
appears.
Number
buttons
◆ When you have already registered a
password
The display for entering the password
appears.
PARENTAL CONTROL
X/x
ENTER
DISPLAY/
FILE
1
Select a disc you want to lock (page
34).
If the disc is playing, press x to stop
playback.
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Enter password, then press
ENTER
.
5
Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password
using the number buttons, then press
ENTER.
“Custom parental control is set.” appears
and the screen returns to the Control
Menu.
To turn off the Custom Parental Control
function
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Custom Parental
Control.”
2
Press X/x to select “OFF t,” then press
ENTER.
3
Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
Parental Control (limited
playback)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be
limited according to a predetermined level
such as the age of the users. The
“PARENTAL CONTROL” function allows
you to set a playback limitation level.
Number
buttons
To play a disc for which Custom Parental
Control is set
1
Select the disc for which Custom Parental
Control is set.
The “CUSTOM PARENTAL
CONTROL” display appears.
Custom parental control is already
set. To play, enter your password
and press ENTER .
Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
The player is ready for playback.
z Hint
If you forget your password, enter the 6-digit
number “199703” using the number buttons when
the “CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL” display
asks you for your password, then press ENTER.
The display will ask you to enter a new 4-digit
password.
X/x
ENTER
DISPLAY/
FILE
1
Press DISPLAY/FILE while the player
is in stop mode.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press X/x to select
(PARENTAL CONTROL), then press
ENTER.
The options for “PARENTAL
CONTROL” appear.
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Using Various Additional Functions
CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL
2
H
ON
PLAYER
PASSWORD
OFF
Note
Once you set Custom Parental Control with a
recorded disc such as a DVD-RW, the display for
entering the passward may appear again when you
insert a different recorded disc.
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3
Press X/x to select “PLAYER t,”
then press ENTER.
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL:
STANDARD:
◆ If you have not entered a password
The display for registering a new
password appears.
OFF
USA
USA
OTHERS
PARENTAL CONTROL
6
Enter a new 4-digit password, then
press ENTER .
Enter a 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
The display for confirming the password
appears.
The area is selected.
When you select “OTHERS t,” select
and enter a standard code in the table on
page 81.
7
◆ When you have already registered a
password
The display for entering the password
appears.
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL:
STANDARD:
ENTER
.
Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password
using the number buttons, then press
ENTER.
The display for setting the playback
limitation level appears.
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL:
STANDARD:
OFF
OFF
8:
7:
6:
5:
8
4
Press X/x to select “LEVEL,” then
press ENTER.
The selection items for “LEVEL” are
displayed.
PARENTAL CONTROL
Enter password, then press
Press X/x to select a geographic area
as the playback limitation level, then
press ENTER.
NC17
R
Select the level you want using X/x,
then press ENTER.
Parental Control setting is complete.
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL:
STANDARD:
4:
PG13
USA
OFF
USA
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
5
Press X/x to select “STANDARD,”
then press ENTER.
The selection items for “STANDARD”
are displayed.
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To turn off the Parental Control function
Set “LEVEL” to “OFF” in step 8.
To play a disc for which Parental Control is
set
1
2
Select the disc and press H.
The display for entering your password
appears.
Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
The player starts playback.
z Hint
If you forget your password, press OPEN/CLOSE
to open the front cover and repeat steps 1 to 3 of
“Parental Control (limited playback).” When you
are asked to enter your password, enter “199703”
using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The
display will ask you to enter a new 4-digit
password. After you enter a new 4-digit password,
press OPEN/CLOSE to close the front cover and
press H. When the display for entering your
password appears, enter your new password.
Notes
Standard
Code
number
Standard
Code
number
Argentina
2044
Malaysia
2363
Australia
2047
Mexico
2362
Austria
2046
Netherlands
2376
Belgium
2057
2070
New
Zealand
2390
Brazil
Canada
2079
Norway
2379
Pakistan
2427
Chile
China
2090
2092
Denmark
2115
Finland
2165
France
2174
Germany
2109
India
2248
Indonesia
2238
Italy
2254
Japan
2276
Korea
2304
Philippines
2424
Portugal
2436
Russia
2489
Singapore
2501
Spain
2149
Sweden
2499
Switzerland
2086
Thailand
2528
United
Kingdom
2184
Changing the password
1
Press DISPLAY/FILE while the player
is in stop mode.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press X/x to select
(PARENTAL CONTROL), then press
ENTER.
The options for “PARENTAL
CONTROL” appear.
3
Using Various Additional Functions
• When you play discs which do not have the
Parental Control function, playback cannot be
limited on this player.
• Depending on the disc, you may be asked to
change the parental control level while playing
the disc. In this case, enter your password, then
change the level. If the Resume Play mode is
canceled, the level returns to the previous level.
Area Code
Press X/x to select “PASSWORD
t,” then press ENTER.
The display for entering the password
appears.
4
Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
5
Enter a new 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
6
To confirm your password, re-enter it
using the number buttons, then press
ENTER.
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If you make a mistake entering your
password
Press C before you press ENTER and input
the correct number.
If you make a mistake
Controlling Your TV or AV
Amplifier (Receiver) With
the Supplied Remote
Press O RETURN.
To turn off the display
Press DISPLAY/FILE repeatedly until the
display is turned off.
By adjusting the remote signal, you can
control your TV with the supplied remote.
If you connect the player to an AV amplifier
(receiver), you can control the volume with
the supplied remote.
Notes
• Depending on the unit being connected, you may
not be able to control your TV using some of the
buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
• When you replace the remote’s batteries, the code
number you have set may be reset to the default
setting. Set the appropriate code number again.
Controlling TVs with the remote
TV/DISC
EXPLORER/
DVD switch
Number
buttons
[/1
VOL +/–
TV/VIDEO
WIDE MODE
ENTER
1
Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch to TV.
2
Hold down [/1, and enter the
manufacturer’s code for your TV using
the number buttons (see “Code
numbers of controllable TVs” below).
3
Release [/1.
When the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch is set to TV, the remote performs the
following:
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[/1
Turns the TV on or off
Manufacturer
Code number
VOL +/–
Adjusts the volume of the TV
Philips
08,21
Number buttons
and ENTER
Selects the channel of the TV
Pioneer
16
Portland
03
WIDE MODE
Switches to or from the wide
mode of a Sony wide TV
TV/VIDEO
Switches the TV’s input
source between the TV and
other input sources
The button works even if the
TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch is set to DVD
Proscan
10
Quasar
06,18
Radio Shack
05,14
RCA
04,10
Sampo
12
Samsung
03,12,20
Sanyo
11,14
Scott
12
Code numbers of controllable TVs
Sears
07,10,11
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the
one that works with your TV.
Sharp
03,05,18
Sylvania
08,12
Teknika
03,08,14
Code number
Toshiba
07
Sony
01 (default)
Wards
03,04,12
Akai
04
Yorx
12
AOC
04
Zenith
15
Centurion
12
Coronado
03
Curtis-Mathes
12
Daytron
12
Emerson
03,04,14
Fisher
11
General Electric
06,10
Gold Star
03,04,17
Hitachi
02,03
J.C.Penney
04,12
JVC
09
KMC
03
Magnavox
03,08,12
Marantz
04,13
MGA/Mitsubishi
04,12,13,17
NEC
04,12
Panasonic
06,19
Philco
03,04
Controlling the volume of your
AV amplifier (receiver) with the
remote
TV/DISC
EXPLORER/
DVD switch
Number
buttons
1
[/1
Using Various Additional Functions
Manufacturer
VOL +/–
Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch to DVD.
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2
Hold down [/1, and enter the
manufacturer’s code for your AV
amplifier (receiver) using the number
buttons (see “Code numbers of
controllable AV amplifiers (receiver)”
below).
3
Release [/1.
The VOL +/– buttons control the AV
amplifier’s volume.
◆ If you want to control the TV volume
Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD
switch to TV.
Code numbers of controllable AV
amplifiers (receivers)
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the
one that works with your AV amplifier
(receiver).
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony*
80, 88, 89, 91
Denon
84, 85, 86
Kenwood
92, 93
Onkyo
81, 82, 83
Pioneer
99
Sansui
87
Technics
97, 98
Yamaha
94, 95, 96
* If you cannot control the volume of your Sony AV
amplifier (receiver) with the remote, try entering
the code number 91, and change the command
mode of your amplifier (receiver) to
“COMMAND MODE [AV1]” (not all amplifiers
have this option).
Refer to the instructions supplied with your
amplifier (receiver) to change the command
mode.
z Hint
If you want to control the TV’s volume even when
the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD switch is set to
DVD, repeat steps 1 and 2 and enter the code
number 90 (default).
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3 Press X/x to select “CUSTOM,”
Settings and Adjustments
Using the Setup Display
By using the Setup Display, you can make
various adjustments to items such as picture
and sound. You can also set a language for the
subtitles and the Setup Display, among other
things. For details on each Setup Display
item, see pages 86 to 94.
Note
Playback settings stored in the disc take priority
over the Setup Display settings and not all of the
functions described may work.
then press ENTER.
The Setup Display appears.
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD:
MENU:
AUDIO:
SUBTITLE:
ENGLISH
ENGLISH
ORIGINAL
ENGLISH
4 Press X/x to select the setup item
from the displayed list:
“LANGUAGE SETUP,” “SCREEN
SETUP,” “CUSTOM SETUP,”
“AUDIO SETUP’” or “SPEAKER
SETUP.” Then press ENTER.
The Setup item is selected.
Example: “SCREEN SETUP”
X/x
ENTER
Selected item
1 Press DISPLAY/FILE when the
player is in stop mode.
5 Press X/x to select an item, then
The Control Menu appears.
press ENTER.
2 Press X/x to select
(SETUP), then press ENTER.
The options for “SETUP” appear.
ALL
35
(47)
:
QUICK
CUSTOM
RESET
QUICK
:
Setup items
STOP
DVD
The options for the selected item appear.
Example: “TV TYPE”
SCREEN SETUP
TV TYPE:
SCREEN SAVER:
BACKGROUND:
COMPONENT OUT:
4:3 OUTPUT:
Settings and Adjustments
SCREEN SETUP
TV TYPE:
4:3 LETTER BOX
SCREEN SAVER:
ON
BACKGROUND:
JACKET PICTURE
COMPONENT OUT:
INTERLACE
FULL
4:3 OUTPUT:
DISPLAY/
FILE
4:3 LETTER BOX
4:3 LETTER BOX
4:3 PAN SCAN
16:9
FULL
Options
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6 Press X/x to select a setting, then
press ENTER.
The setting is selected and setup is
complete.
Example: “16:9”
Setting the Display or
Sound Track Language
(LANGUAGE SETUP)
Selected setting
SCREEN SETUP
TV TYPE:
SCREEN SAVER:
BACKGROUND:
COMPONENT OUT:
4:3 OUTPUT:
16:9
ON
JACKET PICTURE
INTERLACE
FULL
“LANGUAGE SETUP” allows you to set
various languages for the on-screen display or
sound track.
Select “LANGUAGE SETUP” in the Setup
Display. To use the display, see “Using the
Setup Display” (page 85).
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD:
MENU:
AUDIO:
SUBTITLE:
To turn off the display
ENGLISH
ENGLISH
ORIGINAL
ENGLISH
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display
is turned off.
To enter the Quick Setup mode
Select “QUICK” in step 3. Follow from step
5 of the Quick Setup explanation to make
basic adjustments (page 28).
◆ OSD (On-Screen Display)
To reset all of the “SETUP” settings
You can select the desired language for the
disc’s menu.
1
Select “RESET” in step 3 and press
ENTER
2
3
Select “YES” using X/x.
Press ENTER.
All of the settings explained on pages 86
to 94 return to the default settings. Do not
press [/1 while resetting the player as it
takes a few seconds to complete.
Switches the display language on the screen.
◆ MENU (DVD VIDEO only)
◆ AUDIO (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “ORIGINAL,” the language
given priority in the disc is selected.
◆ SUBTITLE (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the subtitle recorded
on the DVD VIDEO.
When you select “AUDIO FOLLOW,” the
language for the subtitles changes according
to the language you selected for the sound
track.
z Hint
If you select “OTHERS t” in “MENU,”
“SUBTITLE,” and “AUDIO,” select and enter a
language code from “Language Code List” on
page 102 using the number buttons.
Note
When you select a language in “MENU,”
“SUBTITLE,” or “AUDIO” that is not recorded on
the DVD VIDEO, one of the recorded languages
will be automatically selected.
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Settings for the Display
(SCREEN SETUP)
Choose settings according to the TV to be
connected.
Select “SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup
Display. To use the display, see “Using the
Setup Display” on page 85.
The default settings are underlined.
SCREEN SETUP
TV TYPE:
4:3 LETTER BOX
SCREEN SAVER:
ON
BACKGROUND:
JACKET PICTURE
COMPONENT OUT:
INTERLACE
4:3 OUTPUT:
FULL
Note
Depending on the DVD, “4:3 LETTER BOX” may
be selected automatically instead of “4:3 PAN
SCAN” or vice versa.
◆ SCREEN SAVER
The screen saver image appears when you
leave the player in pause or stop mode for 15
minutes, or when you play a Super Audio CD,
CD, or DATA CD (MP3 audio) for more than
15 minutes. The screen saver will help
prevent your display device from becoming
damaged (ghosting). Press H to turn off the
screen saver.
ON
Turns on the screen saver.
OFF
Turns off the screen saver.
◆ BACKGROUND
◆ TV TYPE
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV
(4:3 standard or wide).
4:3 PAN
SCAN
Select this when you connect a
4:3 screen TV. Automatically
displays the wide picture on the
entire screen and cuts off the
portions that do not fit.
16:9
Select this when you connect a
wide-screen TV or a TV with a
wide mode function.
4:3 LETTER BOX
4:3 PAN SCAN
JACKET
PICTURE
GRAPHICS A preset picture stored in the
player appears.
BLUE
The background color is blue.
BLACK
The background color is black.
◆ COMPONENT OUT
Selects the type of signal output from the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks when the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/SCAN
SELECT switch on the rear panel of the
player is set to SELECTABLE. See page 98
for more information about the two different
signal types.
INTERLACE
16:9
The jacket picture (still picture)
appears, but only when the
jacket picture is already
recorded on the disc (CDEXTRA, etc.). If the disc does
not contain a jacket picture, the
“GRAPHICS” picture appears.
Settings and Adjustments
4:3 LETTER Select this when you connect a
BOX
4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide
picture with bands on the upper
and lower portions of the
screen.
Selects the background color or picture on the
TV screen in stop mode or while playing a
Super Audio CD, CD, or DATA CD (MP3
audio).
Select this when the
player is connected to a
standard (interlace
format) TV.
PROGRESSIVE Select this when you have
a TV that can accept
progressive signals.
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About the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/SCAN
SELECT switch
The COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/SCAN
SELECT switch on the rear panel of the
player selects the signal output from the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks:
interlace, progressive, or selectable. The
switch takes priority over the setting made in
“COMPONENT OUT.”
To switch the video signal format
If you have selected “PROGRESSIVE” for a
TV that does not accept signals in progressive
format 480p, or if the software’s video signals
are not suited for progressive video signal
conversion, view the image in Interlace
format.
1
Set the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/
SCAN SELECT switch on the rear panel
of the player to INTERLACE.
“COMPONENT OUT” in “SCREEN
SET UP” is automatically set to
“INTERLACE.”
2
Reset the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/
SCAN SELECT switch to
SELECTABLE.
Normally leave the switch in this position
when using the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks.
When “PROGRESSIVE” is selected in
“COMPONENT OUT”
• 4:3 OUTPUT
Adjust this when you watch progressive
signals on a standard 4:3 aspect ratio
television. If you can change the aspect ratio
on your progressive format (480p)
compatible TV, change the setting on your
TV, not the player.
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FULL
Select this when you can change
the aspect ratio on your TV.
NORMAL
Select this when you cannot
change the aspect ratio on your
TV. Shows a 16:9 aspect ratio
signal with black bands on left
and right sides of the image, and
a 4:3 aspect ratio signal with
black bands on all sides of the
image.
16:9 aspect ratio TV
4:3 aspect ratio TV
Custom Settings (CUSTOM
SETUP)
◆ PAUSE MODE (DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW
only)
Selects the picture in pause mode.
AUTO
The picture, including subjects
that move dynamically, is
output with no jitter. Normally
select this position.
FRAME
The picture, including subjects
that do not move dynamically,
is output in high resolution.
Use this to make playback related
adjustments and other settings.
Select “CUSTOM SETUP” in the Setup
Display. To use the display, see “Using the
Setup Display” (page 85).
The default settings are underlined.
CUSTOM SETUP
AUTO POWER OFF:
AUTO PLAY:
DIMMER:
PAUSE MODE:
PLAYBACK MEMORY:
TRACK SELECTION:
CD DIRECT:
OFF
OFF
BRIGHT
AUTO
ON
OFF
OFF
◆ AUTO POWER OFF
◆ PLAYBACK MEMORY
The player can store “SUBTITLE” and other
settings of each disc for up to 400 discs
(Playback Memory).
Set this function “ON” or “OFF.”
ON
Stores the settings in memory
when you eject the disc.
OFF
Does not store the settings in
memory.
Switches the Auto Power Off setting on or
off.
OFF
Switches this function off.
ON
The player enters standby mode
when left in stop mode for more
than 30 minutes.
Switches the Auto Play setting on or off. This
function is useful when the player is
connected to a timer (not supplied).
OFF
Switches this function off.
ON
Automatically starts playback
when the player is turned on.
◆ DIMMER
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
BRIGHT
Makes the lighting bright.
DARK
Makes the lighting dark.
AUTO
DARK
Makes the front panel display
dark if you do not operate the
player or remote for a short
while.
AUTO OFF Turns off the lighting of the
front panel display if you do not
operate the player or remote for
a short while.
OFF
* DVD VIDEO only
**DVD VIDEO/VIDEO CD only
Notes
• The player can store the settings of up to 400
discs. When you store the setting of disc number
401, the first disc setting is canceled.
• The Playback Memory function cannot be used
for DVD-RWs in VR mode.
Settings and Adjustments
◆ AUTO PLAY
The following settings are stored in memory.
– ANGLE (page 73)*
– AUDIO (page 68)*
– BNR (page 74)**
– PICTURE MODE (page 75)**
– DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER (page
77)**
– SUBTITLE (page 73)*
◆ TRACK SELECTION (DVD VIDEO only)
Gives priority to the sound track which
contains the highest number of channels
when you play a DVD VIDEO on which
multiple audio formats (PCM, DTS, or Dolby
Digital format) are recorded.
OFF
No priority given.
AUTO
Priority given.
Turns off the lighting.
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Notes
• When you set the item to “AUTO,” the language
may change. The “TRACK SELECTION” setting
has higher priority than the “AUDIO” settings in
“LANGUAGE SETUP” (page 86).
• If PCM, DTS, and Dolby Digital sound tracks
have the same number of channels, the player
selects PCM, DTS, and Dolby Digital sound
tracks in this order.
◆ CD DIRECT
Eliminates the use of unnecessary circuits
when playing CDs. This setting will be
activated when you open or close the front
cover.
This function affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE OUT AUDIO L/R 1/2 jacks
– 5.1CH OUTPUT jacks
OFF
Select this when playing CD
discs, including CDs with DTS
tracks.
ON
Eliminates the use of
unnecessary circuits when
playing CDs.
Note
If you select “ON” when playing CDs with DTS
tracks, the sound will become noisy.
Settings for the Sound
(AUDIO SETUP)
“AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
Select “AUDIO SETUP” in the Setup
Display. To use the display, see “Using the
Setup Display” (page 85).
The default settings are underlined.
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO ATT:
OFF
AUDIO DRC:
STANDARD
AUDIO FILTER:
SHARP
DOWNMIX:
DOLBY SURROUND
DIGITAL OUT:
ON
D-PCM
DOLBY DIGITAL:
DTS:
D-PCM
48kHz/96kHz PCM:
48kHz/16bit
◆ AUDIO ATT (attenuation)
If the playback sound is distorted, set this
item to “ON.” The player reduces the audio
output level.
This function affects the output of the
following jacks:
– LINE OUT AUDIO L/R 1/2 jacks
– 5.1CH OUTPUT jacks
OFF
Normally, select this position.
ON
Select this when the playback sound
from the speakers is distorted.
◆ AUDIO DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
(DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW only)
Makes the sound clear when the volume is
turned down when playing a DVD that
conforms to “AUDIO DRC.” This affects the
output from the following jacks:
– LINE OUT AUDIO L/R 1/2 jacks
– 5.1CH OUTPUT jacks
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
jack only when “DOLBY DIGITAL” is set
to “D-PCM” (page 91).
STANDARD Normally select this position.
90
TV MODE
Makes low sounds clear even if
you turn the volume down.
WIDE
RANGE
Gives you the feeling of being
at a live performance.
◆ AUDIO FILTER (except Super Audio CD)
To set the digital output signal
Selects a digital filter to reduce noise above
22.05 kHz (Sampling frequency (Fs) of the
audio source is 44.1 kHz), 24 kHz (Fs is 48
kHz), or 48 kHz (Fs is above 96 kHz).
The following switches the method of
outputting audio signals when you connect a
component such as an amplifier (receiver) or
MD deck with a digital input jack.
For connection details, see page 21.
Select “DOLBY DIGITAL,” “DTS,” and
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” after setting
“DIGITAL OUT” to “ON.”
SHARP
Provides a wide frequency
range and spatial feeling.
SLOW
Provides smooth and warm
sound.
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO ATT:
OFF
AUDIO DRC:
STANDARD
AUDIO FILTER:
SHARP
DOWNMIX:
DOLBY SURROUND
DIGITAL OUT:
ON
D-PCM
DOLBY DIGITAL:
DTS:
D-PCM
48kHz/96kHz PCM:
48kHz/16bit
Note
There may be little effect by changing the digital
filter depending on the disc or playback
environment.
◆ DOWNMIX (DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW only)
DOLBY
SURROUND
Normally select this position.
Multi-channel audio signals are
output to two channels for
enjoying surround sounds.
NORMAL
Multi-channel audio signals are
downmixed to two channels for
use with your stereo.
If you connect a component that does not
conform to the selected audio signal, a loud
noise (or no sound) will come out from the
speakers, damaging your ears or speakers.
• DOLBY DIGITAL (DVD VIDEO/DVDRW only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Select this when the player is
connected to an audio
component lacking a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder. You can
select whether the signals
conform to Dolby Surround
(Pro Logic) or not by making
adjustments to the
“DOWNMIX” item in
“AUDIO SETUP” (page 91).
DOLBY
DIGITAL
Select this when the player is
connected to an audio
component with a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder.
◆ DIGITAL OUT (except Super Audio CD)
Selects if audio signals are output via the
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
jack.
• DTS (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the type of DTS signal.
ON
Normally select this position. When
you select “ON,” see “To set the digital
output signal” for further settings.
D-PCM
OFF
The influence of the digital circuit
upon the analog circuit is minimal.
Select this when the player is
connected to an audio
component without a built-in
DTS decoder.
DTS
Select this when the player is
connected to an audio
component with a built-in DTS
decoder.
Note
Settings and Adjustments
Switches the method for mixing down to 2
channels when you play a DVD which has
rear sound elements (channels) or is recorded
in Dolby Digital format. For details on the
rear signal components, see “Displaying the
disc’s audio information” (page 68). This
function affects the output of the following
jacks:
– LINE OUT AUDIO L/R 1/2 jacks
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
jack when “DOLBY DIGITAL” is set to
“D-PCM” (page 91).
Super Audio CD audio signals are not output from
the digital jack.
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• 48kHz/96kHz PCM (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
signal.
48kHz/16bit The audio signals of DVD
VIDEOs are always converted
to 48kHz/16bit.
96kHz/24bit All types of signals including
96kHz/24bit are output in their
original format. However, if the
signal is encrypted for
copyright protection purposes,
the signal is only output as
48kHz/16bit.
Notes
• Even if you set “48kHz/96kHz PCM” to “96kHz/
24bit,” the sampling frequency is converted to
48kHz/16bit when a “SURROUND” mode (page
69) is selected.
• The analog audio signals from the LINE OUT
AUDIO L/R jacks and 5.1CH OUTPUT jacks are
not affected by this setting and keep their original
sampling frequency level.
Settings for the Speakers
(SPEAKER SETUP)
To obtain the best possible surround sound,
input the size of the speakers you have
connected and their distance from your
listening position. Then use the test tone to
adjust the volume and balance of the speakers
to the same level.
This setting is effective when connecting a
speaker with 5.1 CH OUTPUT jacks (page
26).
Select “SPEAKER SETUP” in the Setup
Display. To use the display, see “Using the
Setup Display” (page 85).
The default settings are underlined.
SPEAKER SETUP
SIZE:
DISTANCE:
BALANCE:
LEVEL:
OFF
TEST TONE:
LARGE
FRONT:
LARGE
CENTER:
LARGE(REAR)
REAR:
SUBWOOFER:
YES
To return to the default setting
Select the item, then press CLEAR. Note that
only the “SIZE” setting does not return to the
default setting.
◆ SIZE
Selects the size of the speakers.
• FRONT
LARGE
Normally select this position.
SMALL
Select this when the speaker
cannot reproduce adequate bass
frequencies.
• CENTER
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LARGE
Normally select this position.
SMALL
Select this when the speaker
cannot reproduce adequate bass
frequencies.
NONE
Select this if you do not connect
a center speaker.
• REAR
LARGE
(REAR/
SIDE)
Normally select this position.
Select according to the rear
speakers position*.
SMALL
(REAR/
SIDE)
Select this when the sound
distorts or the surround effects
are difficult to hear.
Select according to the rear
speaker position*.
NONE
Select this if you do not connect
rear speakers.
• Even if there are fewer than 6 speakers connected,
the player distributes the audio signal components
to the front speakers.
◆ DISTANCE
Sets the distance from your listening position
to the speakers.
Set the distance to your front speakers in
“FRONT” first (A). Then adjust the values in
“CENTER” (center speaker B), “REAR”
(rear speaker C), and “SUBWOOFER” (D)
to reflect the actual distance to your center
speaker, rear speakers, and subwoofer.
B
D
A
(4~50 ft)
A
(4~50 ft)
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C
20
• SUBWOOFER
YES
Select this if you connect a
subwoofer to output the LFE
(low frequency effect) signals
from the subwoofer.
NONE
Select this if you do not connect
a subwoofer.
Be sure to change the value in the Setup
Display each time you move the speakers.
Start from the front speaker. The default
adjustments are in parentheses.
FRONT
(10 ft)
Set this between 4 and 50
feet in 1 foot increments.
CENTER (10 ft) Set this within –5 feet and
+2 feet of the “FRONT”
setting in 1 foot increments.
For example, if “FRONT”
is set to 5 feet, “CENTER”
can be set between 0 and 7
feet.
REAR (10 ft)
Notes
• The cut off frequency for the subwoofer is fixed at
120 Hz.
• If your speakers are too small to reproduce low
bass frequencies, utilize a subwoofer for low
frequency sound. When you set the speaker
settings to “SMALL,” the bass redirection
circuitry will be activated and the bass
frequencies for the speakers are output from the
subwoofer.
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Settings and Adjustments
* Rear speaker position
Correctly specify the location of the rear speakers to
enjoy the surround effect.
• Set to “SIDE,” if the location of the rear speakers
corresponds to section A below.
• Set to “REAR,” if the location of the rear speakers
corresponds to section B below.
This setting affects only “VIRTUAL REAR
SHIFT,” “VIRTUAL MULTI REAR,” and
“VIRTUAL MULTI DIMENSION” mode
(page 71).
Set this within –16 feet of
the “FRONT” setting in 1
foot increments. For
example, if “FRONT” is set
to 16 feet, “REAR” can be
set between 0 and 16 feet.
Note
If each of the front or rear speakers are not placed at
an equal distance from your listening position, set
the distance according to the closest speaker.
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◆ BALANCE
Varies the balance of the left and right
speakers. Be sure to set “TEST TONE” to
“ON” for easy adjustment.
The default adjustments are in parentheses.
FRONT
(0 dB)
Set this between –6 dB [L] and
+6 dB [R] (0.5 dB increments).
REAR
(0 dB)
Set this between –6 dB [L] and
+6 dB [R] (0.5 dB increments).
◆ LEVEL
Adjusting the speaker volume
and level
1
Select “SPEAKER SETUP” in the Setup
Display.
2
Select “TEST TONE” and set to “ON.”
You will hear the test tone from each
speaker in sequence.
3
Varies the level of each speaker. Be sure to
set “TEST TONE” to “ON” for easy
adjustment.
The default adjustments are in parentheses.
FRONT (0 dB) Set this between –6 dB and 0
dB (0.5 dB increments).
CENTER
(0 dB)
Set this between –12 dB and
0 dB (0.5 dB increments).
REAR (0 dB)
Set this between –12 dB and
0 dB (0.5 dB increments).
SUBWOOFER Set this between –10 dB and
(0 dB)
+10 dB (0.5 dB increments).
To adjust the volume of all the speakers at
one time
Use the amplifier’s (receiver’s) volume
control.
◆ TEST TONE
The speakers will emit a test tone. Use this
when you use the 5.1CH OUTPUT jacks and
adjust “BALANCE” and “LEVEL.”
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OFF
The test tone is not emitted
from the speakers.
ON
The test tone is emitted from
each speaker in sequence.
From your listening position, select
“BALANCE” or “LEVEL” and adjust the
value of “BALANCE” using C/c and
“LEVEL” using X/x.
The test tone is emitted from both left and
right speakers simultaneously.
4
Select “TEST TONE” and set to “OFF”
to turn off the test tone.
Note
The test tone signals are not output from the digital
jack.
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the player, use this
troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
problem before requesting repairs. Should
any problem persist, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Power
The power is not turned on.
, Check that the AC power cord is connected
securely.
Picture
There is no picture/picture noise appears.
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the aspect ratio is set in “TV TYPE”
under “SCREEN SET UP.”
, The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your
DVD.
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect the connecting cord securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The player is connected to the wrong input
jack on the amplifier (receiver) (page 24,
25, 26).
, The amplifier (receiver) input is not
correctly set.
, The player is in pause mode or in Slowmotion Play mode.
, The player is in fast forward or fast reverse
mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL) jack, check the audio settings
(page 91).
, Super Audio CD audio signals are not
output from the digital jack.
Sound distortion occurs.
, Set “AUDIO ATT” in “AUDIO SETUP” to
“ON” (page 90).
The volume is low.
Additional Information
, Re-connect the connecting cord securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, Check the connection to your TV (page 19)
and switch the input selector on your TV so
that the signal from the player appears on
the TV screen.
, The disc is dirty or flawed.
, If the picture output from your player goes
through your VCR to get to your TV or if
you are connected to a combination TV/
VIDEO player, the copy-protection signal
applied to some DVD programs could affect
picture quality. If you still experience
problems even when you connect your
player directly to your TV, try connecting
your player to your TV’s S VIDEO input
(page 19).
, You have set “COMPONENT OUT” in
“SCREEN SETUP” to “PROGRESSIVE”
even though your TV cannot accept the
signal in progressive format. In this case, set
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/SCAN
SELECT switch on the rear panel of the
player to INTERLACE. “COMPONENT
OUT” in “SCREEN SETUP” is
automatically set to “INTERLACE,” and
reset the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/
SCAN SELECT switch to SELECTABLE.
Normally leave the switch in this position
when using the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks.
, Even if your TV is compatible with
progressive format 480p signals, the image
may be affected when you set
“COMPONENT OUT” to
“PROGRESSIVE.” In this case, set
“COMPONENT OUT” to “INTERLACE.”
, The volume is low on some DVDs.
The volume may improve if you set
“AUDIO DRC” to “TV MODE” (page 90).
, Set “AUDIO ATT” in “AUDIO SETUP” to
“OFF” (page 90).
The surround effect is difficult to hear
when playing a Dolby Digital, or DTS
sound track.
, Check the speaker connections and settings
(page 26, 28, 91).
, 5.1 channel sound is not recorded on the
disc being played.
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The sound only comes from the center
speaker.
The title of the MP3 audio album or track
is not correctly displayed.
, Depending on the disc, the sound may come
from the center speaker only.
, The player can only display numbers and
alphabet. Other characters are displayed as
“*.”
Operation
The remote does not function.
, The batteries in the remote are weak.
, There are obstacles between the remote and
the player.
, The distance between the remote and the
player is too far.
, The remote is not pointed at the remote
sensor on the player.
, The COMMAND MODE switch setting on
the remote does not match the setting on the
player (page 18).
The disc does not start playing from the
beginning.
, Program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, or
A-B Repeat Play has been selected (page
43).
, Resume play has taken effect (page 36).
The player starts playing the disc
automatically.
, The disc features an auto playback function.
, “AUTO PLAY” in “CUSTOM SETUP” is
set to “ON” (page 89).
The disc does not play.
, The disc is skewed.
, The player cannot play certain discs (page
6).
, The region code on the DVD does not match
the player.
, Moisture has condensed inside the player
(page 3).
, The player cannot play a recorded disc that
is not correctly finalized (page 7).
Playback stops automatically.
The MP3 audio track cannot be played
(page 41).
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able
to do some of the operations above. Refer to
the operating manual that comes with the
disc.
, The DATA CD is not recorded in an MP3
format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/
Level 2 or Joliet.
, The MP3 audio track does not have the
extension “.MP3.”
, The data is not formatted in MP3 even
though it has the extension “.MP3.”
, The data is not MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 data.
, The player cannot play audio tracks in
MP3PRO format.
“Copyright lock” appears and the screen
turns blue when playing a DVD-RW.
, Images taken from digital broadcasts, etc.,
may contain copy protection signals, such
as complete copy protection signals, single
copy signals, and restriction-free signals.
When images that contain copy protection
signals are played, a blue screen may appear
instead of the images. It may take awhile for
the player to look for playable images.
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, While playing discs with an auto pause
signal, the player stops playback at the auto
pause signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search,
Slow-motion Play, Repeat Play, Shuffle
Play, or Program Play cannot be
performed.
The language for the sound track cannot
be changed.
, Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the
direct selection button on the remote (page
37).
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the
DVD being played.
, The DVD prohibits the changing of the
language for the sound track.
The subtitle language cannot be changed
or turned off.
, Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the
direct selection button on the remote (page
37).
, Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on
the DVD being played.
, The DVD prohibits the changing of
subtitles.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Try using the DVD’s menu instead of the
direct selection button on the remote (page
37).
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
being played.
, The angle can only be changed when the
“ANGLE” indicator lights up on the front
panel display (page 10).
, The DVD prohibits changing of the angles.
The player does not operate properly.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the
player to operate abnormally, unplug the
player.
Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers appear in the
display)
When the self-diagnosis function is activated
to prevent the player from malfunctioning, a
five-character service number (e.g., C 13 50)
with a combination of a letter and four digits
appears on the screen and the front panel
display. In this case, check the following
table.
C:13:50
5 numbers or letters are displayed on the
screen and on the front panel display.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated.
(See the table on page 97.)
The front cover does not open and
“LOCKED” appears on the front panel
display.
Cause and/or corrective
action
C 13
The disc is dirty.
, Clean the disc with a soft
cloth (page 8).
C 31
The disc is not inserted
correctly.
, Re-insert the disc
correctly.
C 32
The front cover
automatically opens and the
player enters standby mode.
, Check that there is
nothing wrong inside the
rotary table, such as a
fallen disc. After you
have checked the inside
of the rotary table and
resolved any possible
problems, press H.
, Child Lock is set (page 35).
The front cover does not open and “TRAY
LOCKED” appears on the front panel
display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
“Data error” appears on the TV screen
when playing a DATA CD.
, The MP3 audio track you want to play is
broken.
, The data is not MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 data.
Additional Information
First three
characters of
the service
number
E XX
To prevent a malfunction, the
(xx is a number) player has performed the
self-diagnosis function.
, Contact your nearest
Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service
facility and give the 5character service number.
Example: E 61 10
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Glossary
Chapter (page 10, 15, 60)
Sections of a picture or a music feature that
are smaller than titles. A title is composed of
several chapters. Depending on the disc, no
chapters may be recorded.
Dolby Digital (page 26, 91)
Digital audio compression technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories. This
technology conforms to multi-channel
surround sound. The rear channel is stereo
and there is a discrete subwoofer channel in
this format. Dolby Digital provides the same
discrete channels of high quality digital audio
found in “Dolby Digital” theater surround
sound systems. Good channel separation is
realized because all of the channel data are
recorded discretely and little deterioration is
realized because all channel data processing
is digital.
Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) (page 25, 91)
Audio signal processing technology that
Dolby Laboratories developed for surround
sound. When the input signal contains a
surround component, the Pro Logic process
outputs the front, center and rear signals. The
rear channel is monaural.
DTS (page 26, 68, 91)
Digital audio compression technology that
Digital Theater Systems, Inc. developed. This
technology conforms to multi-channel
surround sound. The rear channel is stereo
and there is a discrete subwoofer channel in
this format. DTS provides discrete channels
of high quality digital audio.
Good channel separation is realized because
all of the channel data is recorded discretely
and little deterioration is realized because all
channel data processing is digital.
DVD VIDEO (page 6)
A disc that contains up to 8 hours of moving
pictures even though its diameter is the same
as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and singlesided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7
times that of a CD. The data capacity of a
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double-layer and single-sided DVD is 8.5
GB, a single-layer and double-sided DVD is
9.4 GB, and double-layer and double-sided
DVD is 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, one
of the worldwide standards of digital
compression technology. The picture data is
compressed to about 1/40 (average) of its
original size. The DVD also uses a variable
rate coding technology that changes the data
to be allocated according to the status of the
picture. Audio information is recorded in a
multi-channel format, such as Dolby Digital,
allowing you to enjoy a more real audio
presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions
such as the multi-angle, multilingual, and
Parental Control functions are provided with
the DVD.
DVD-RW (page 6, 38)
A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable
disc that is the same size as the DVD VIDEO.
The DVD-RW has two different modes: VR
mode and Video mode.
DVD-RWs created in Video mode have the
same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs
created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow
the contents to be programmed or edited.
DVD+RW (page 6)
A DVD+RW (plus RW) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
Film based software, Video based
software (page 74)
DVDs can be classified as Film based or
Video based software. Film based DVDs
contain the same images (24 frames per
second) that are shown at movie theaters.
Video based DVDs, such as television
dramas or sit-coms, displays images at 30
frames (or 60 fields) per second.
Index (CD)/Video Index (VIDEO CD) (page
10, 15, 60)
A number that divides a track into sections to
easily locate the point you want on a CD or
VIDEO CD. Depending on the disc, no index
may be recorded.
Interlace format (page 87)
Interlace format shows every other line of an
image as a single “field” and is the standard
method for displaying images on television.
The even number field shows the even
numbered lines of an image, and the odd
numbered field shows the odd numbered lines
of an image.
Progressive conversion method (page 74)
• Video based software conversion
Video shows an image by alternately
displaying every other line of an image (field)
at 30 frames (60 fields) per second (Interlace
format).
The Interlace format displays 30 frames (60
fields) per second by displaying every other
line of the image, causing scanning lines to
appear across the image. Since only half of
the image is shown at once, the amount of
information contained in an image is limited.
Converted progressive pictures
• Film based software conversion
Film shows an image by displaying an entire
image at 24 frames per second. When you
watch a film on television, the television
displays every other line of the frame as a
field, thus reducing information level and the
clarity of the film image.
Interlace pictures
This player solves this problem by increasing
the speed at which the frames are displayed,
consecutively showing 3 identical frames
followed by 2 identical frames in the time that
it normally takes to show 2 consecutive
frames. The end result is that the 24 frames
per second are increased to 60 frames per
second, which is the speed at which
Progressive video signals are shown.
Additional Information
The Progressive format displays 60 entire
frames per seconds. The player accomplishes
this by converting each field into a frame by
using either a field-based conversion method
or a frame-based conversion method. The
appropriate method is automatically selected
by the player according to the movement of
the images on the screen. If the movement on
the screen is slow, the frame-based
conversion method borrows adjacent frame
information to fill in the missing information.
If the movement on the screen is rapid, the
field-based conversion method creates the
missing information by predicting the
movement of the images on the screen from
field to field. The end result is an image that
is higher in quality when compared to the
Interlace format.
Interlace pictures
Converted progressive pictures
This not only allows film to be shown in a
frame based format, it also increases the
clarity and sharpness which is unique to
Progressive format images.
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Progressive format (page 87)
Compared to the Interlace format that
alternately shows every other line of an image
(field) to create one frame, the Progressive
format shows the entire image at once as a
single frame. This means that while the
Interlace format can show 30 frames (60
fields) in one second, the Progressive format
can show 60 frames in one second. The
overall picture quality increases and still
images, text, and horizontal lines appear
sharper.
Scene (page 10)
On a VIDEO CD with PBC (playback
control) functions, the menu screens, moving
pictures and still pictures are divided into
sections called “scenes.”
Super Audio CD (page 6)
A Super Audio CD disc can reproduce sounds
that are extremely faithful to the original
sound by use of DSD (Direct Stream Digital)
technology. This technology utilizes a
sampling frequency of 2.8224 MHz, which is
64 times that of a conventional CD, and 1-bit
quantization that enables the disc to hold 4
times the amount of information that a
standard PCM format CD can hold. Super
Audio CDs are divided into the following
types.
• Super Audio CD (single layer disc)
This disc consists of a single HD layer*.
*High density signal layer for the Super Audio CD
HD (high density)
layer
• Super Audio CD (dual layer disc)
This disc consists of dual HD layers and is
capable of extended play over long periods.
Also, as the dual layer disc consists of dual
HD layers on one side only, you do not have
to turn the disc over during playback.
HD layer
HD layer
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• Super Audio CD + CD (Hybrid disc)
This disc consists of an HD layer and a CD
layer. Also, as the dual layers are on one
side only, you do not have to turn the disc
over during playback. You can play the CD
layer using a conventional CD player.
CD layer
HD layer
• 2 channel + Multi-channel Super Audio CD
This disc consists of the 2 channel playback
area and the multi-channel playback area.
2 channel playback
area
Multi-channel
playback area
Title (page 10, 15, 60)
The longest section of a picture or music
feature on a DVD, movie, etc., in video
software, or the entire album in audio
software.
Track (page 10, 15, 60)
Sections of a picture or a music feature on a
CD or VIDEO CD (the length of a song).
Specifications
System
General
Laser: Semiconductor laser
λ = 780 nm for CD
λ = 650 nm for SA-CD and DVD
Emission duration: continuous
Signal format system: NTSC
Power requirements:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption: 20 W
Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 189 × 545 mm
(17 × 7 1/2 × 211/2 in.) (width/height/depth)
incl. projecting parts
Mass (approx.): 8.6 kg (18 lb 15 oz)
Operating temperature: 5 °C to 35 °C
(41 °F to 95 °F)
Operating humidity: 25 % to 80 %
Audio characteristics
Frequency response: DVD VIDEO (PCM
96 kHz): 2 Hz to 44 kHz (44 kHz: –2 dB
±1 dB), Super Audio CD: 2 Hz to
100 kHz (50 kHz: –3 dB ±1 dB), CD:
2 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ratio): 115 dB
(LINE OUT AUDIO L/R 1/2 jacks only)
Harmonic distortion: 0.003 %
Dynamic range: DVD VIDEO/Super Audio
CD: 103 dB, CD: 99 dB
Wow and flutter: Less than detected value
(±0.001% W PEAK)
Outputs
See page 17.
Specifications and design are subject to
change without notice.
ENERGY STARR is a U.S. registered mark.
As an ENERGY STARR Partner, Sony
Corporation has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STARR guidelines for
energy efficiency.
Additional Information
(Jack name: Jack type/Output level/Load
impedance)
LINE OUT AUDIO L/R 1/2: Phono jack/
2 Vrms/10 kilohms
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical
output jack/–18 dBm (wave length:
660 nm)
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
5.1CH OUTPUT: Phono jack/2 Vrms/
10 kilohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT(Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR): Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p/PB/CB,
PR/CR: 0.648 Vp-p/75 ohms
LINE OUT VIDEO 1/2: Phono jack/
1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms
S VIDEO OUPUT 1/2: 4-pin mini DIN/
Y: 1.0 Vp-p/C: 0.286 Vp-p /75 ohms
Supplied accessories
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Language Code List
For details, see pages 68, 73, 86.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
1347
1349
1350
1352
1353
1356
1357
1358
1363
1365
1369
1376
1379
1393
1403
1408
1417
1428
1435
1507
1508
1509
1511
1512
1513
1514
1515
1516
1517
1521
1525
1527
1528
1529
1531
1532
1534
1535
1538
1539
1540
1543
1557
1564
1572
1581
1587
1613
1632
1665
1684
1697
1067
1070
1079
1093
1097
1103
1105
1109
1130
1142
1144
1145
1149
1150
1151
1157
1165
1166
1171
1174
1181
102
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bislama
Bengali;
Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
French
Frisian
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian;
Lettish
1345 Malagasy
1436
1463
1481
1482
1483
1489
1491
1495
1498
1501
1502
1503
1505
1506
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan)Oromo
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto;
Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
RhaetoRomance
Kirundi
Romanian
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sangho
SerboCroatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Siswati
Sesotho
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Setswana
Tonga
Turkish
Tsonga
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapük
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
1703 Not specified
Index
Numerics
16:9 87
4:3 LETTER BOX 87
4:3 OUTPUT 88
4:3 PAN SCAN 87
48kHz/96kHz PCM 92
5.1 Channel Surround 21, 26
A
A-B REPEAT 47
ADVANCED 66
ALBUM 61
Album 41
ANGLE 73
AUDIO 68, 86
AUDIO ATT 90
AUDIO DRC 90
AUDIO FILTER 91
AUDIO SETUP 90
AUTO PLAY 89
AUTO POWER OFF 89
B
Batteries 17
BNR 74
C
CD 33
CD DIRECT 90
CHAPTER 15, 60
Chapter 10, 98
CHAPTER VIEWER 62
Child Lock 35
COMMAND MODE 18
COMPONENT OUT 87
Connecting 19
Continuous play
DATA CD 41
DVD 33
Super Audio CD/CD/
VIDEO CD 33
Control Menu 14
CUSTOM 85
CUSTOM PARENTAL
CONTROL 78
CUSTOM PICTURE MODE
75
CUSTOM SETUP 89
D
DATA CD 6, 41
DIGITAL OUT 91
Digital output 91
DIGITAL VIDEO
ENHANCER 77
DIMMER 89
DISC 60
Disc Explorer 49
Disc Memo 54
DISC MEMO INPUT 54
Display
Control Menu Display 14
Disc Explorer display 49
Front panel display 10, 65
Setup Display 85
DISTANCE 93
DOLBY DIGITAL 25, 26,
68, 91, 98
DOWNMIX 91
DTS 26, 68, 91, 98
DVD VIDEO 6, 33, 98
DVD+RW 98
DVD/Super Audio CD/CD
text 64
DVD-RW 6, 38, 98
E
EDIT 54
F
Fast forward 59
Fast reverse 59
FILE 52
Folder 52
FOLDER NAME INPUT 54
Front panel display 10, 65
G
Genre 56
H
Handling discs 8
HD/CD layer 39
Hooking up 17
I
INDEX 15, 60
Index 98
INSTANT REPLAY 35
INSTANT SEARCH 35
INTERLACE 87, 99
K
Keyboard 55
L
LANGUAGE SETUP 86
LEVEL 94
Loading Discs 49
Locating
a point on a disc 59
M
MENU 86
Menu
DVD’s menu 37
Top menu 37
MP3 6, 41
Multi/2CH 39
O
ONE/ALL DISCS 43
On-screen display
Control Menu Display 14
Disc Explorer display 49
Setup Display 85
ORIGINAL 38
ORIGINAL/PLAY LIST 38
OSD 86
P
PARENTAL CONTROL 78
PAUSE MODE 89
PBC Playback 40
PICTURE NAVIGATION 62
PLAY LIST 38
PLAYBACK MEMORY 89
PRO LOGIC 25, 98
PROGRAM 44
Program Play 44
PROGRESSIVE 87, 100
Q
QUICK 86
Quick Setup 28, 86
R
Remote 17, 82
REPEAT 46
Repeat Play 46
RESET 86
Resume Play 36
J
JACKET PICTURE 51
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S
T
S VIDEO output 19
SCENE 15, 60, 61
Scene 10, 100
SCREEN SAVER 87
SCREEN SETUP 87
Searching 59
Selecting a disc 34, 50
SETUP 85, 86
Setup Display 85
SHUFFLE 46
Shuffle Play 46
SIZE 92
Skipping discs 32
Slow-motion Play 59
SORT 57
SPEAKER SETUP 92
Speakers
Hooking up 21
SUBTITLE 73, 86
Super Audio CD 39, 100
SURROUND 69
TEST TONE 94
TIME/MEMO 15, 60
TIME/TEXT 15, 60, 64
TITLE 15, 60
Title 10, 100
TITLE VIEWER 62
TOP MENU 37
TRACK 15, 60
Track 10, 41, 100
TRACK SELECTION 89
TRACK VIEWER 62
Troubleshooting 95
TV TYPE 87
TVS (TV Virtual Surround)
69
U
Usable discs 6
V
VIDEO CD 6, 33
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