American Standard 3572.328 Hot Tub User Manual

4-247-824-11(1)
Micro Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
CMT-SE9
©2004 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
This appliance is
classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product. This
marking is located on the
side exterior.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
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This system incorporates Dolby* Digital, Dolby Pro
Logic (II) adaptive matrix surround decoder, and the
DTS** Digital Surround System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** Manufactured under license from Digital Theater
Systems, Inc. “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround”
are registered trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
Table of Contents
How to use this manual........................... 5
Playable discs.......................................... 5
Getting Started
Hooking up the system............................ 8
Positioning the speakers........................ 11
Setting the clock.................................... 12
Selecting a language ............................. 13
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super
Audio CD/MP3/JPEG – Play
Loading a disc ....................................... 14
Playing a disc ........................................ 14
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
Playing DVDs using the menu.............. 17
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0).........................................17
— PBC Play
Playing JPEG Image Files .................... 18
Playing repeatedly................................. 19
— Repeat Play
Creating your own program .................. 21
— Program Play
Searching for a title/chapter/track/index/
album/file........................................ 23
DVD – Various functions
Changing the sound/subtitle/
language.......................................... 25
Adjusting the angle/image .................... 29
Restricting disc playback ...................... 31
— CUSTOM PARENTAL
CONTROL/PARENTAL
CONTROL
Speaker settings .................................... 35
— SPEAKER SETUP
MD – Play
Loading an MD .....................................38
Playing an MD ...................................... 38
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/
Repeat Play
Programming MD tracks.......................39
— Program Play
Playing only the tracks in the desired
group............................................... 40
MD – Recording
Before you start recording .................... 41
Recording tips....................................... 43
Recording a CD on an MD ................... 43
— CD-MD Synchro Recording
Recording a tape on an MD.................. 44
— TAPE-MD Synchro Recording
Recording on an MD manually ............ 45
— Manual Recording
Starting recording with 6 seconds of
prestored audio data ....................... 46
— Time Machine Recording
Marking track numbers......................... 47
Making a space between tracks 3 seconds
long automatically .......................... 48
— Smart Space
Adjusting the recording level ............... 49
MD – Editing
Editing tips............................................ 50
Registering tracks in groups ................. 50
— Group Function
Labelling an MD/group/track ............... 52
— Name Function
Creating a new group............................ 53
— Create Function
Releasing group registrations ............... 54
— Release Function
Erasing recordings ................................ 55
— Erase Function
Moving recorded tracks ........................ 57
— Move Function
Combining recorded tracks................... 58
— Combine Function
Dividing recorded tracks ...................... 59
— Divide Function
Undoing the last edit............................. 60
— Undo Function
Changing the recorded level after
recording......................................... 60
— S.F Edit Function
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Tuner
Presetting radio stations ........................ 62
Listening to the radio ............................ 63
— Preset Tuning
— Manual Tuning
Labelling the preset stations.................. 64
— Station Name
Using the Radio Data System (RDS).... 65
Tape – Play
Loading a tape....................................... 66
Playing a tape........................................ 66
Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite CD/MD tracks on
a tape............................................... 67
— CD/MD-TAPE Synchro
Recording
Recording on a tape manually............... 68
— Manual Recording
Sound Adjustment
Switching the speaker output ................ 69
Selecting the surround effect ................ 70
Adjusting the sound .............................. 71
Timer
Falling asleep to music.......................... 72
— Sleep Timer
Waking up to music .............................. 72
— Play Timer
Timer recording radio programs ........... 74
Display
Turning off the display.......................... 75
— Power Saving Mode
Viewing information about the disc in the
display............................................. 76
Viewing information about the disc in the
on-screen display ............................ 78
Checking the date information.............. 79
(JPEG only)
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Optional Personal Computer
Connecting a personal computer to the
system............................................. 80
About the supplied M-crew .................. 81
Listening to audio files on a personal
computer......................................... 81
About the supplied SonicStage for Sony
Net MDs ......................................... 83
Optional Components
Hooking up optional components......... 84
Listening to audio from a connected
component ...................................... 85
Recording audio from a connected
component ...................................... 85
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies......................... 87
Self-diagnosis display........................... 92
Messages............................................... 93
Additional Information
Precautions ........................................... 96
System limitations of MDs ................... 98
Specifications ....................................... 99
Language code list .............................. 102
List of items that can be displayed and
selected by disc type..................... 103
System setup item list ......................... 104
Glossary .............................................. 105
List of button locations and reference
pages............................................. 109
How to use this manual
• This manual mainly explains operations using
the remote, but the same operations can also
be performed using the buttons on the unit
having the same or similar names.
• The following symbols are used in this
manual.
Symbol
Functions that can be used with
VIDEO CDs
Functions that can be used with
Audio CDs or Super Audio CDs
Functions that can be used with
MP3 audio tracks
Functions available for JPEG
files
Playable discs
You can play back the following discs on this
system. Other discs cannot be played back.
List of playable discs
DVD VIDEOs
VIDEO CDs
Audio CDs
Super Audio CDs
MD
Disc logo
CD-R/CD-RW (audio
data/MP3/JPEG files)
The “DVD VIDEO” logo is a trademark.
Meaning
Functions that can be used with
DVD VIDEOs
Format of discs
Format of discs
Disc logo
Region code of DVDs you can
play on this system
Your system has a region code printed on the
back of the unit and will only play DVDs
labelled with identical region code.
DVDs labelled ALL will also be played on this
system.
If you try to play any other DVD, the message
“Playback prohibited by area limitations.” will
appear on the TV screen. Depending on the
DVD, no region code indication may be labelled
even though playing the DVD is prohibited by
area restrictions.
Discs that this system cannot
play
• CD-ROMs (except for extension “.MP3”,
“.JPG”, or “.JPEG”)
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in
the following formats:
– music CD format
– video CD format
– MP3/JPEG format that conforms to
ISO9660*1 level 1/level 2, Joliet or Multi
Session*2
• Data part of CD-EXTRAs
• EXTRA data part of Super Audio CDs
• DVD-RWs in VR mode (DVD-RWs created
in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the
contents to be programmed or edited.)
• DVD-ROMs, DVD-RAMs
• DVD Audio discs
• A DVD with a different region code
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart)
• A disc with paper or stickers on it
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• A disc that has the adhesive, cellophane tape,
or a sticker still left on it
• A disc that has commercially available
stickers, rings or other accessories attached
• An 8 cm disc converted to a standard disc
using an adaptor
*1
ISO9660 Format
The most common international standard for the
logical format of files and folders on a CD-ROM.
There are several specification levels. In level 1, file
names must be in the 8.3 format (no more than eight
characters in the name, no more than three characters
in the extension “.MP3” or “.JPG”) and in capital
letters. Folder names can be no longer than eight
characters. There can be no more than eight nested
folder levels. Level 2 specifications allow file names
and folder names up to 31 characters long. Each
folder can have up to 8 trees.
For Joliet in the expansion format (file and folder
names can have up to 64 characters) make sure of the
contents of the writing software, etc.
*2 Multi
Session
Conventional CDs begin at a CD control area called
the Lead-in and end at an area called Lead-out. A
Multi Session CD is a CD having multiple sessions,
with each segment from Lead-in to Lead-out
regarded as a single session.
CD-EXTRA: This format records audio (audio CD
data) on the tracks in session 1 and data on the tracks
in session 2.
Notes on discs
• This system can play CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-R/
DVD-RW (Ver. 1.1)/DVD+R/DVD+RW
discs edited by the user (For DVD-R/
DVD-RW (Ver. 1.1)/DVD+R/DVD+RW
discs, this system can play only in video
mode.). However, note that playback of some
discs may not be possible depending on the
recording device used for recording or the
disc condition.
• Discs recorded on CD-R/CD-RW drives may
not be played back because of scratches, dirt,
recording condition or the driver’s
characteristics.
• CD-R and CD-RW discs that have not been
correctly finalized (processing to allow play
by a normal CD player) cannot be played.
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• CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in multisession that have not ended by “closing the
session” are not supported.
• The system may be unable to play MP3/JPEG
format files that do not have the extender
“.MP3”, “.JPG”, or “.JPEG”.
• Attempting to play non-MP3/JPEG format
files that have the extender “.MP3”, “.JPG”,
or “.JPEG” may result in noise or
malfunction. Playback is possible up to 8
levels.
• An album that does not include an MP3 audio
track or JPEG file is skipped.
• Progressive JPEG format files cannot be
played.
• JPEG images with one vertical dot cannot be
displayed.
• JPEG images with 4720 or more vertical or
horizontal dots cannot be displayed.
• The maximum number of albums is 99 (The
maximum number of tracks that can be
recorded in an MP3 or JPEG album is 250.)
• With formats other than ISO9660 level 1/
level 2, folder names or file names may not be
displayed correctly.
• The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with complicated tree
structure
– a disc recorded in Multi Session
– a disc to which data can be added (nonfinalized disc)
• Some CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD-Rs or DVDRWs (in video mode) (DVD-RWs created in
video mode have the same format as a DVD
VIDEO) cannot be played on this system
depending upon the recording quality or
physical condition of the disc, or the
characteristics of the recording device.
Furthermore, the disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more
information, see the operating instructions for
the recording device.
• A disc recorded in packet write format cannot
be played.
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 system 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.
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.
Cautions when playing a disc
that is recorded in Multi
Session
• This system can play Multi Session CDs
when an MP3 audio track is contained in the
first session. Any subsequent MP3 audio
tracks recorded in later sessions can also be
played back.
• This system can play Multi Session CDs
when a JPEG image file is contained in the
first session. Any subsequent JPEG image
files recorded in later sessions can also be
played back.
• If 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.
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system
Perform the following procedures 1 to 8 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
AM loop antenna
FM lead antenna
DVD player/Tuner
To center speaker
MD/Tape deck
To front speaker (left)
To front speaker (right)
To surround speaker (left)
To surround speaker (right)
To subwoofer
Preparation
– When stacked
Place the components as shown below.
– When placed side-by-side
MD/Tape deck
DVD player/Tuner
DVD player/Tuner
MD/Tape deck
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1 Connect the speakers.
2 Connect the FM and AM antennas.
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect
it.
AM loop antenna
Connect
Terminal
Front speakers
SPEAKER FRONT
L (white)/R (red)
Surround
speakers
SPEAKER SURR L (blue)/
R (gray)
Center speaker
SPEAKER CENTER (green)
Subwoofer
SPEAKER WOOFER
(purple)
Speakers
Getting Started
Be sure to match the appropriate speaker
cords from the speaker terminals to the
corresponding SPEAKER terminals on the
DVD player.
Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally
3 Connect the audio cords.
Connect to the corresponding letter jack (A,
B) in the order indicated on the rear panel.
Match the jack and plug colors, and insert
the plugs firmly all the way.
4 Connect the digital optical cables.
Black (#)
Gray (3)
Black (#)
Gray (3)
Connect to the corresponding letter jack (C,
D) in the order indicated on the rear panel.
5 Connect the system control cable to
the SYSTEM CONTROL connectors on
the DVD player.
Notes
• When inserting the speaker cord plugs into the
SPEAKER terminals on the DVD player, press in the
plugs all the way until they click. When unplugging
the speaker cords, press the protrusions on the plugs
and pull out the plugs.
• Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to
prevent noise.
• Do not place the surround speakers on top of a TV.
This may cause distortion of the colors in the TV
screen.
• Be sure to connect both left and right surround
speakers. Otherwise, the sound will not be heard.
Tip
When positioning the front speakers higher than floor
level, using the speaker stand WS-MC1 (not supplied)
is convenient.
Note
The system cable is used to send signals and electricity
between the DVD player and MD deck for interlinked
operation.
Be sure to insert the connector until it clicks into place.
Otherwise the system will not operate correctly.
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6 Connect the t INPUT jack of your TV
to the T LINE-TV jack on the DVD
player with the SCART cord (not
supplied).
When you connect using the SCART cord,
check that the TV conforms to S video or
RGB signals. If the TV conforms to
S video, change the input mode of the TV to
RGB signals. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the TV to be
connected.
7 Connect the mains lead on the DVD
player to mains on the MD deck.
8 Connect the mains lead on the MD deck
to mains.
If the plug does not fit your wall socket,
detach it from the plug (only for models
equipped with an adapter).
To turn on the system, press ?/1.
Note
When you turn on the system, the disc is not pulled into
the disc slot until “No Disc” appears in the display. Do
not attempt to push in the disc until “No Disc” appears,
as this may cause malfunction.
To connect optional components
See page 84.
Inserting two size AA (R6)
batteries into the remote
When using a TV
Turn on the TV and select the video input so that you
can view the pictures from this system.
When connecting a video deck
Connect the TV and the video deck using video and
audio cords (not supplied) as shown below.
e
TV
E
E
e
Video deck
System
Notes
Do not connect
directly.
If you connect a video deck between this system and the
TV, you may experience video leakage when watching
the video signal from this system. Do not connect a
video deck between this system and the TV.
Note
Do not place the TV on this system.
Tip
To listen to TV, press FUNCTION repeatedly to select
“TV”.
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• If you do not use the remote for a long period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
• See page 109 for the location of the remote sensor.
Tip
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six
months. When the remote no longer operates the
system, replace both batteries with new ones.
Using the remote control
1
Place the front speakers at an angle of
45 degrees from your listening
position.
Center speaker
Front
speaker
(L)
Front
speaker
(R)
Subwoofer
Surround speaker
(L)
Press the center
to enter the
selection (ENTER
button).
Getting Started
• Select the item with v/V/b/B and press the
center to enter the selection.
In this operation manual, the operation “press
the center to enter the selection” is expressed
as “press ENTER”.
• Normally operate the remote with the cover
closed. Open the cover only when operating
the buttons inside the cover.
Positioning the speakers
2
Surround speaker
(R)
Place the center speaker at about the
same height as the front speakers.
Align the center speaker with the front
speakers or place it slightly behind the front
speakers.
Opening the front cover
3
Place the surround speakers.
Pull down the upper right corner of the front
cover on the unit.
20˚
Front cover
Position the surround speakers within the
respective gray ranges.
Positioning both surround speakers the
same distance from the listening position is
effective.
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4
Place the subwoofer.
To obtain a better bass reproduction, we
recommend you to place the subwoofer on
a solid floor where resonance is unlikely to
occur.
Notes
• Do not place the surround speakers on top of a TV.
This may cause distortion of the colors in the TV
screen.
• Always place the subwoofer vertically, keeping it a
few centimeters away from the wall.
• If the subwoofer is placed in the center of a room, the
bass could be extremely weakened. This is due to the
influence of the standing wave of the room. If this
happens, move the subwoofer away from the center
of the room or eliminate the cause of the standing
wave, by placing a bookshelf against the wall, etc.
Setting the clock
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
day of the week.
Press ENTER or M.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
hour.
Press ENTER or M.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
minute.
Press ENTER.
The clock starts working.
Speaker settings
To enjoy DVDs, Super Audio CDs and other
discs with multi-channel sound and Dolby
surround effects, the speakers need to be
adjusted. Set the distance from the listening
position to the speakers, and the balance and
level. Then use the test tone to adjust the volume
of each speaker to the same level.
For details, see “Speaker settings” on page 35.
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
To adjust the clock
1
2
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
3
Do the same procedures as step 3 to 8
above.
Press . or > repeatedly to select
“CLOCK SET?”, then press ENTER.
Note
The clock settings are cancelled when you disconnect
the mains lead or if a power failure occurs.
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Selecting a language
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Turn on your TV and select the video
input.
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press FUNCTION to switch the function
to DVD.
Getting Started
You can change the on-screen display language.
Press DVD SETUP in stop mode.
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“LANGUAGE SETUP”, then press
ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“OSD”, then press ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select a
language from the displayed list, then
press ENTER.
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DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio CD/
MP3/JPEG – Play
Playing a disc
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
Loading a disc
Insert a disc in the disc slot with the label
side up.
When you play
a disc, insert it
with the label
side up.
Before playing a DVD or VIDEO CD, turn on
your TV and select the video input. Depending
on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some operations
may be different or restricted. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the disc.
Example: When playing a DVD
Title number
Notes
• When you turn on the system, the disc is not
pulled into the disc slot until “No Disc”
appears in the display. Do not attempt to
push in the disc until “No Disc” appears.
• When pressing the Z DVD (eject) on the DVD
player and then re-inserting the disc that appears in
the disc slot, do not simply push in the disc. Remove
the disc from the disc slot and then re-insert it.
• Do not use a disc with tape, seals or paste on it as this
may cause malfunction.
• Do not load an 8 cm disc with an adaptor. Doing so
may cause the system to malfunction.
• When you eject a disc, handle the disc by its edge. Do
not touch the surface.
• If you load a disc that is not playable by this system,
it will be ejected automatically.
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Elapsed playing time
Example: When playing a CD or VIDEO CD
Track number
Elapsed playing time
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to DVD.
2
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears in the display.
To play
No display
(Normal Play)
The tracks on the disc in
original order.
ALBM
(Normal Play)
All MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc in original
order.
When playing a non-MP3
disc, Album Play performs
the same operation as
Normal Play (No display).
SHUF
(Shuffle Play)*
All tracks on the disc in
random order.
ALBM SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
The MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc in random
order.
When playing a non-MP3
disc, Album Shuffle Play
performs the same operation
as Shuffle Play (SHUF).
PGM
The tracks on the disc in the
(Program Play)* order you want them to be
played (see “Creating your
own program” on page 21).
* You cannot perform Shuffle Play and Program
Play with DVDs.
3
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press X again to resume
play.
Select a track or
chapter
Press . or > repeatedly
during play or pause.
Select an album
of MP3
Press ALBUM + or – repeatedly
after step 2.
Find a point in a
track (Search)*1
(except for MP3
audio tracks)
Keep moving SA-CD/DVD lever
on the DVD player to . or
> during playback and release
it at the desired point.
Locate a point
quickly in fast
forward or fast
reverse (Lock
Search)*1*2
(except for MP3
audio tracks)
Press m or M during play.
Each time you press the button,
searching speed changes as
follows:
1 (slow) y 2 (faster than 1)
For CD or Super Audio CD,
searching speed does not change
(1 (slow) play).
To return to Normal Play, press
SA-CD/DVD N.
Watch frame by
frame
(Slow-motion
Play)*2
(DVD and
VIDEO CD only)
During pause, press
or y.
Each time you press the button, the
playback speed changes as
follows:
Playback direction
2 y*3 y 1 y*3
Opposite direction (DVD only)
*3 y 1
*3
2
To return to Normal Play, press
SA-CD/DVD N.
Press SA-CD/DVD N.
Tip
You can change the play mode using the on-screen
display as follows:
1 Press DVD DISPLAY in stop mode.
The Control Menu appears.
2 Press v or V to select “PLAY MODE”, then press
ENTER.
3 Press v or V to select desired play mode, then press
ENTER.
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio CD/MP3/JPEG – Play
Select
Other operations
Switch to DVD Press SA-CD/DVD N
(Automatic Source selection).
function from
another source*4
Remove a disc
*1
*2
*3
*4
Press Z DVD on the DVD player.
During Search or Scan Play, no sound is output.
Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some
operations may be restricted. The playback speeds
that can be selected differ depending on the disc.
Slow-motion reverse play for DVD only.
2 y/2
playback speed is slower than 1 y/1 .
While the Net MD function is on, you cannot switch
the function.
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Notes
• If DVD playback is paused for approximately one
hour, the system automatically turns off.
• 2 channel sound is heard when using headphones.
• You cannot change the play mode during play.
• When you change the function, DVD indicator may
appear even if you do not load the disc.
• Some time may be needed to start playback of discs
recorded in complex configurations such as many
layers.
• This system 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.
• Maximum number of albums on a disc: 99 (The
maximum number of MP3 audio tracks that can be
contained on an album is 250.)
• An album that does not include an MP3 audio track
is skipped.
• If you put the extension “.MP3” to data not in MP3
format, the system cannot recognize the data
properly and will generate a loud noise which could
damage your speaker system.
• The system can play to a depth of 8 directories.
• When playing a VBR (Variable Bit Rate) MP3 disc,
the displayed playing time may differ from the actual
time.
Tip
When playing the data disc (CD-ROM/CD-R/
CD-RW) contained MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, set to “MP3” in “DATA CD PRIORITY”
(page 27).
Resuming playback from the
point you stopped the disc
— Resume Play
This system memorizes the point where you
stopped the disc so you can resume from that
point. Resume Play is not cancelled when you
set Power Saving Mode.
1
While playing a disc, press x to stop
playback.
“RESUME” appears in the display. If
“RESUME” does not appear, Resume Play
is not available.
2
Press SA-CD/DVD N.
The player starts playback from the point
you stopped the disc in step 1.
Notes
• You cannot perform Resume Play during Shuffle
Play or Program Play.
• Depending on where you stopped the disc, the
system may resume playback from a different point.
• Resume play is cancelled when:
– you press x in stop mode.
– you disconnect the mains lead.
– you remove a disc.
– you change the play mode.
– you change the settings using the DVD SETUP
button.
Playing a track by entering the
track number
Press the number button(s) to enter the track
number of the track you want to play during
Normal Play, then press ENTER to play the
track. (To enter the MP3 audio track number,
press ALBUM + or – repeatedly to select the
desired album before entering the number.)
To enter a track number over 10
1 Enter the corresponding digits.
To enter 0, press 10/0.
2 Press ENTER.
Example:
To play track number 30, press 3 and 10/0, then press
ENTER.
To play MP3 track number 100, press 1, 10/0 and
10/0, then press ENTER.
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Playing DVDs using the
menu
Playing VIDEO CDs with
PBC functions (Ver. 2.0)
— PBC Play
• Using the DVD top menu
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 menu.
You can use PBC* menus on your TV screen to
enjoy the disc’s interactive software. The menu
format and structure may differ depending on
each disc.
* PBC: Playback Control
1
The PBC menu appears on the TV screen.
• Using the DVD menu
Some DVDs allow you to select the disc
contents using a menu. When you play these
DVDs, you can select items such as the language
for the subtitles and the language for the sound
using the DVD menu.
1
2
3
4
Press TOP MENU or DVD MENU.
The menu appears on the TV screen. The
contents of the menu vary from disc to disc.
2
3
Press v/V/b/B or the number buttons
to select the title or item you want to
play.
Press ENTER.
Press SA-CD/DVD N to start playing a
VIDEO CD with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0).
Press v/V or the number buttons to
select the item number you want.
Press ENTER.
Continue playback according to the
instructions on the menus to enjoy
interactive playback.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the disc, as the operating procedure
may differ according to the VIDEO CD.
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio CD/MP3/JPEG – Play
Some DVDs have menus to help you enjoy the
DVDs. You can play DVDs using these menus
on TV screen.
To go back to a previous menu
Press RETURN O.
Notes
Note
If the DVD top menu or a DVD menu is displayed
during DVD playback for approximately one hour, the
system automatically turns off.
• Depending on the VIDEO CD, “Press ENTER” in
step 3 may appear as “Press SELECT” in the
operating instructions supplied with the disc. In this
case, press SA-CD/DVD N.
• You cannot perform Repeat Play during PBC
playback of VIDEO CDs.
Tip
You can cancel playback with PBC functions.
1 In stop mode, press ./> or the number
buttons to select a track.
2 Press SA-CD/DVD N or ENTER.
“Play without PBC” appears on the TV screen and
playback starts from the selected track. Still images,
such as the menu screens, will not be shown.
To return to PBC playback, press x twice, then press
SA-CD/DVD N.
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Playing JPEG Image Files
3
4
2
Jump bar
1: MOUNTAIN
FAMILY
Load a data disc recorded in JPEG into
the system.
When the list of all files or albums cannot
be displayed on the window, the jump bar
appears. Press B to select the jump bar icon,
and then scroll the jump bar to display the
rest of the list using v or V.
Press SA-CD/DVD N.
Notes
• The system can play the extension “.JPG” or
“.JPEG”.
• Progressive JPEG format files cannot be played on
this system.
• Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs cannot be played on this
system depending on file format.
• Maximum album number: 99 (including root folder)
• The maximum file number that can be contained on
a single album is 250.
• Playback is possible up to 8 levels.
• An album that does not include a JPEG format file is
skipped.
Selecting an album and file
Press v or V to select “ALBUM”, then
press ENTER.
The list of albums contained in the disc
appears.
1: MOUNTAIN
FAMILY
FLOWER
GARDEN
TRAIN
CAR
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Select a file using v or V and press
ENTER.
The selected file starts playing.
To return the previous display
Press b or RETURN O.
To turn off the display
Press DVD DISPLAY.
Note
Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can be
used for album or file names. Anything else is
displayed as “ ”.
Tip
Press DVD DISPLAY.
The Control Menu and the JPEG data disc
name appears.
2
JPEG
1.HAPPY
2.BIRTHDAY
3.CELEBRATION
4.CHRISTMAS
5.MOM
6.BASEBALL
7.PARTY
8.DAD
9.TRAVEL
10.FRIEND
11.DRIVE
The system starts to play the first JPEG
image file in the first album on the disc.
1
Select “FILE” using v or V and press
ENTER.
The list of files contained in the current
album appears.
You can play JPEG image files on CD-ROMs,
CD-Rs, or CD-RWs. However, the discs must be
recorded according to ISO9660 level 1/level 2 or
Joliet format for the system to recognize the
files. You can also play discs recorded in Multi
Session. See the instructions of the CD-R/RW
device or recording software (not supplied) for
details on the recording format.
1
Select an album you want to play using
v or V and press ENTER.
JPEG
When a JPEG data disc is inserted, you can select an
album using ALBUM + or –.
Enjoying the Slide show
1
Press M while displaying a JPEG
image.
Playing repeatedly
— Repeat Play
Slide show starts from the current image.
Press SA-CD/DVD N when you want
to return to Normal Play.
To change the interval time of
Slide show
Each time you press M during Slide show, the
interval time changes as follows:
t FF1M t FF2M t FF3M
The FF3M interval time is faster than
FF2M.
Rotating the current image
You can play repeatedly all the titles/tracks/files
or a single title/chapter/track on a disc.
Using the front panel display
Press REPEAT repeatedly during play until
“REP” or “REP1” appears.
REP: For all the tracks on the disc, or all the
tracks in the album*1 up to five times.
REP1: For a VIDEO CD, CD, Super Audio CD
or MP3, only the current track. For a DVD, only
the current title*2 or chapter*2.
*1
When “ALBM” is selected for MP3 or JPEG.
You can check whether a title or chapter is being
repeatedly played on the TV screen.
Rotate the current image using b or B.
*2
Each time you press B, the image turns
clockwise by 90º.
Each time you press b, the image turns
counterclockwise by 90º.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until both “REP” and
“REP1” disappear.
Notes
• Slide show can play in only one direction.
• You cannot rotate the image during Slide show. Press
SA-CD/DVD N to return to Normal Play before
this operation.
Notes
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio CD/MP3/JPEG – Play
2
• Depending on the DVD, you cannot perform Repeat
Play.
• You cannot perform Repeat Play during PBC
playback of VIDEO CDs (page 17).
• You cannot select “REP1” during Program Play.
• When you select “REP1”, that title/chapter/track is
repeated endlessly until “REP1” is cancelled.
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Using the on-screen display
1
Press DVD DISPLAY during play.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“REPEAT”, then press ENTER.
If you do not select “OFF”, the “
indicator lights up in green.
3
”
Press v or V repeatedly to select the
Repeat Play setting.
The default settings are underlined.
x When playing a DVD
•
•
•
•
OFF: does not play repeatedly.
ALL: repeats all the titles.
TITLE: repeats the current title on a disc.
CHAPTER: repeats the current chapter.
x When playing a VIDEO CD/CD/Super
Audio CD/MP3 when Program Play is
set to OFF
• OFF: does not play repeatedly.
• ALL: repeats all the tracks on a disc, or
all the tracks in the current album (MP3
only).
• TRACK: repeats the current track.
x When playing a JPEG
• OFF: does not play repeatedly.
• ALL: repeats all the files on the disc, or
repeats the current album only during
Slide Show.
x When Program Play is set to ON
• OFF: does not play repeatedly.
• ALL: repeats Program Play.
4
Press ENTER.
Repeat Play starts.
To cancel Repeat Play
Select “OFF” in step 3, or press CLEAR.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DVD DISPLAY.
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Notes
• When you remove the disc, Repeat Play is cancelled.
• Depending on the DVD, you cannot perform Repeat
Play.
• You cannot perform Repeat Play during PBC
playback of VIDEO CDs (page 17).
• If you select “ALL”, the program repeats up to five
times.
Tips
• You can set Repeat Play when the playback is
stopped. Press REPEAT repeatedly to select the
setting, then press SA-CD/DVD N to start Repeat
Play.
• You can quickly display the “REPEAT” status. Press
REPEAT.
Notes
Creating your own
program
— Program Play
Tip
The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press
SA-CD/DVD N. However, the program is cancelled
when you remove the disc.
Using the on-screen display
Using the front panel display
1
2
3
1
Press FUNCTION to switch the function
to DVD.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until “PGM” appears in the
display.
The Program Display appears on the screen.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until “PGM” appears.
Program
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired title or track number appears.
When programming an MP3, press
ALBUM + or – to select album, then press
. or > repeatedly until the desired
track number appears.
2
Total Time 0:00
Press B.
“Program 1” is selected.
Selected track number
4
Press ENTER.
The track is programmed.
The program step number appears,
followed by the last programmed track
number.
5
6
To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
Press SA-CD/DVD N.
Program Play starts.
Other operations
To
Do this
Cancel Program
Play
Press PLAY MODE in stop
mode repeatedly until “SHUF”,
“PGM” and “ALBM” disappear.
Add a track to the
end of program
Perform steps 1 to 4 in stop
mode.
Program
1
Track
2
1 TRACK1
3
2 TRACK2
4
3 TRACK3
5
4 TRACK4
6
5 TRACK5
7
6 TRACK6
8
7 TRACK7
9
8 TRACK8
10
9 TRACK9
10 TRACK10
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio CD/MP3/JPEG – Play
You can make a program of up to 25 steps.
You can synchro record the programmed tracks
onto an MD or a cassette tape (pages 43 and 67).
• When you switch the play mode to “PGM” while
“REP1” is selected, “REP1” is automatically
cancelled.
• Program Play is cancelled when the disc is removed.
Total Time 0:00
Jump bar
When the list of all tracks cannot be
displayed on the window, the jump bar
appears. Press B to select the jump bar icon,
and then scroll the jump bar to display the
rest of the list using v or V. Press b or
RETURN O to return to the track list.
Clear a track from Press CLEAR after step 4.
the end of program
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Select the album, or track you want to
program.
x When programming a VIDEO CD/CD/
Super Audio CD
For example, select track “2”.
Press v/V or the number buttons to select
“2”, then press ENTER.
Total time of the programmed
tracks (except for MP3)*
Program
1 TRACK2
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Total Time 12:34
* “– –:– –” appears when an MP3 audio track is
selected.
x When programming an MP3
For example, select track “3” of album “2”.
Press v or V to select “2”, then press B.
Next, press v/V or the number buttons to
select “3”, then press ENTER.
Press b or RETURN O to return to the
album list before pressing ENTER.
4
5
To program other albums or tracks,
repeat step 3.
Press SA-CD/DVD N.
Program Play starts.
When the program ends, you can restart the
same program again by pressing SA-CD/
DVD N.
Other operations
To
Do this
Return to Normal Play
Press PLAY MODE in stop
mode repeatedly until
“CONTINUE” appears.
Clear a track from the
end of program
Press CLEAR after step 3.
Notes
• Program Play function is not available for DVD and
JPEG.
• When you switch the play mode to “PGM” while
“REP1” is selected, “REP1” is automatically
cancelled.
• Program Play is cancelled when the disc is removed.
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Tip
You can also perform Repeat Play of the programmed
tracks. Press REPEAT during Program Play, or set
“REPEAT” to “ALL” at the Control Menu screen
(page 20).
You can search a title (DVD), chapter (DVD),
track (CD, VIDEO CD, Super Audio CD, MP3),
index (VIDEO CD, Super Audio CD), album
(MP3, JPEG) and file (JPEG). As titles, tracks,
albums and files are assigned unique numbers
on the disc, you can select the desired one from
the Control Menu. Also chapters and indexes are
assigned unique numbers on the disc, so you can
select the desired one by entering its number. Or,
you can search for a particular point using the
time code (Time Search).
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The list of contents in the disc appears.
Jump bar
CD
1.HIGHWAY
2.VIEW POINT
3.MY CHILDREN
4.DANCING
5.GOOD TASTE
6.DESTINATION
7.MARATHON
8.PLACE-KICK
9.TAKE IT EASY
10.PORT TOWER
11.STANDARD
12.LADY
When the list of all tracks or albums cannot
be displayed on the window, the jump bar
appears. Press B to select the jump bar icon,
and then scroll the jump bar to display the
rest of the list using v or V. Press b or
RETURN O to return to the track or the
album list.
4
Searching for a title/track/
album/file
1
Press DVD DISPLAY.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press v or V repeatedly to select the
search method.
x When playing a DVD
“TITLE”
Press ENTER.
Press v or V to select the desired title,
track, album or file, then press ENTER.
The system starts playback from the
selected track, etc.
Searching for a chapter/index
1
Press DVD DISPLAY.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press v or V repeatedly to select the
search method.
x When playing a VIDEO CD without
PBC function
x When playing a DVD
“TRACK”
x When playing a VIDEO CD
x When playing a CD/Super Audio CD
“INDEX”
“** (**)” is selected (** refers to a
number).
The number in parentheses indicates the
total number of chapters or indexes.
“TRACK”
x When playing an MP3
“ALBUM” or “TRACK”
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio CD/MP3/JPEG – Play
Searching for a title/
chapter/track/index/
album/file
“CHAPTER”
x When playing a JPEG
“ALBUM” or “FILE”
DVD
1 2 ( 2 7 ) MAKING SCENE
18(34)
T
DVD
1:32:55
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3
Press ENTER.
Tip
“** (**)” changes to “– – (**)”.
You can change the display to show playing time or
remaining time. For details, see “Viewing information
about the disc in the on-screen display” (page 78).
DVD
1 2 ( 2 7 ) MAKING SCENE
––(34)
T
1:32:55
4
DVD
Press v or V repeatedly, or press the
number buttons to select the chapter
or index number you want to search.
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to
cancel the number, then select another
number.
5
Press ENTER.
The playback starts from the selected
number.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DVD DISPLAY.
To cancel searching
Press b or RETURN O.
To search for a particular point
using the time code
— Time Search
1
In step 2, select “TIME”.
“T **:**:**” (playing time of the current title)
is selected.
2
Press ENTER.
“T – –:– –:– –” appears above “T **:**:**”.
3
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, enter “2:10:20”.
Notes
• The title, chapter or track number displayed on the
TV screen is recorded data on the disc.
• You cannot search a scene of a VIDEO CD.
• If you play a DVD, input the playing time of the
current title using the time code. If you play a
VIDEO CD, CD, Super Audio CD or MP3, input the
playing time of the current track using the time code.
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x When playing a VIDEO CD/CD/MP3
• STEREO: Normal stereo playback
• 1/L:
Left channel sound (monaural)
• 2/R:
Right channel sound
(monaural)
DVD – Various functions
Changing the sound/
subtitle/language
x When playing a Super Audio CD
Changing the sound (except
for JPEG)
You can select the audio language and the audio
recording format while playing a DVD.
In addition, you can output the sound for either
the right or left channel from both the right and
left speakers while playing a CD, VIDEO CD or
an MP3 file. You can also listen to only the
accompaniment of a karaoke VIDEO CD, etc.
Super Audio CDs have a number of recording
formats such as Super Audio CDs that support
multi-channel playback and Super Audio CDs
recorded with both the Super Audio signal and a
normal CD signal. You can select the desired
signal for playback.
1
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DVD DISPLAY.
To preset the desired audio track
You can preset the system to the desired audio
track with the operations described under
“Changing the screen display language, DVD
menu language and audio track auto selection
mode” (page 27).
Notes
Press v or V repeatedly to select the
audio signal you want.
The default settings are underlined.
Tip
x When playing a DVD
You can select the audio setting by pressing AUDIO.
Each time you press the button, the setting changes.
Press DVD DISPLAY during play.
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“AUDIO”, then press ENTER.
The options for “AUDIO” appear.
3
Press ENTER.
• For discs not recorded in multiple audio format, you
cannot change the sound.
• Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to
change the sound even if multiple audio format are
recorded on the DVD.
• For VIDEO CDs, CDs and MP3 audio tracks, the
setting returns to “STEREO” when you turn off the
system or remove the disc.
• During DVD playback, the sound may change
automatically.
The Control Menu appears.
2
4
DVD – Various functions
Make this setting in stop mode. The
selectable items differ according to the disc.
• MULTI: Multi-channel area playback
• 2CH:
2-channel area playback
• CD:
Normal CD layer playback
The choice of the language and audio
format varies.
When 4 digits are displayed, they represent
the language code (see “Language code
list” on page 102). When the same language
is displayed twice or more times, the DVD
is recorded in multiple audio formats.
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Displaying the audio
information of the disc (DVD
only)
When you select “AUDIO”, 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. Depending
on the DVD, the number of recorded channels
may differ.
Current audio format*
DVD
1 2 ( 2 7 ) MAKING SCENE
18(34)
DVD
T
1:32:55
1: ENGLISH
* “PCM”, “DTS”, or “DOLBY DIGITAL” is
displayed. For “DOLBY DIGITAL”, the channels
in the playing track are displayed numerically as
follows:
For Dolby Digital 5.1 ch:
Surround component 2
DOLBY DIGITAL 3 / 2 . 1
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• PCM (stereo)
PROGRAM FORMAT
PCM 48kHz 24bit
• Dolby Surround
PROGRAM FORMAT
DOLBY DIGITAL 2/0
DOLBY SURROUND
• Dolby Digital 5.1ch
PROGRAM FORMAT
DOLBY DIGITAL 3/2.1
• DTS
PROGRAM FORMAT
DOLBY DIGITAL 3/2.1
Front component 2 +
Center component 1
The display examples are as
follows:
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect) component 1
PROGRAM FORMAT
DTS 3/2.1
Displaying the subtitles (DVD
only)
1
Press DVD DISPLAY during play.
The Control Menu appears.
2
— LANGUAGE SETUP/CUSTOM
SETUP
1
The Setup Display appears.
2
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“SUBTITLE”, then press ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“LANGUAGE SETUP” or “CUSTOM
SETUP”, then press ENTER.
Select
Press v or V repeatedly to select the
language you want, then press ENTER.
The subtitles are displayed in the selected
language.
When 4 digits are displayed, they represent
the language code (see “Language code
list” on page 102).
CUSTOM SETUP
To cancel the subtitle setting
Select “OFF” in step 3.
3
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DVD DISPLAY.
To preset the desired subtitle
You can preset the system to the desired subtitle
with the operations described under “Changing
the screen display language, DVD menu
language and audio track auto selection mode”
(page 27).
Note
Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to change
the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles are recorded
on the DVD.
Tip
You can select the subtitle language by pressing
SUBTITLE. Each time you press the button, the
language changes.
Setup item
LANGUAGE SETUP OSD
DVD MENU
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
The options for “SUBTITLE” appear.
3
Press DVD SETUP in stop mode.
4
DVD – Various functions
With DVDs on which multilingual subtitles are
recorded, you can change the subtitle language
while playing a DVD, or turn the subtitles on or
off whenever you want.
For example, you can select the language you
want to master and turn the subtitles on for better
understanding.
Changing the screen display
language, DVD menu
language and audio track
auto selection mode
PARENTAL
CONTROL (page 32)
TRACK SELECTION
AUDIO DRC
DATA CD PRIORITY
JPEG DATE
Press v or V repeatedly to select an
item, then press ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select a
setting, then press ENTER.
Note
When the selected language is not recorded on the
DVD, one of the recorded languages is automatically
selected (except for “OSD”).
Tips
• You can reset all the DVD settings except for
Parental Control by performing the operations
described under “To return the DVD setup to the
default settings*, perform reset as follows:”
(page 92).
• If you select “OTHERSt” in “DVD MENU”,
“AUDIO” or “SUBTITLE”, select and enter the
language code from the language code list using the
number buttons (page 102). The selected language
code (4 digits) is displayed the next time you select
“OTHERSt”.
* Except for Parental Control settings
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x OSD (on-screen display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
Select the language from the displayed list.
x DVD MENU (DVD only)
Switches the language of the DVD menu. Select
the language from the displayed list.
x AUDIO DRC (Dynamic Range
Compression)
Narrows the DYNAMIC range of the
soundtrack. Useful for watching movies at low
volume late at night.
The default setting is underlined.
OFF
No compression of DYNAMIC
range.
STANDARD
Reproduces the sound track with
the kind of DYNAMIC range that
the recording engineer intended.
MAX
Narrows the DYNAMIC range
fully.
x AUDIO (DVD only)
Switches the language of the sound track. Select
the language from the displayed list.
x SUBTITLE (DVD only)
Switches the language of the subtitle. Select the
language from the displayed list.
x TRACK SELECTION (DVD only)
Gives the priority to the sound track which
contains the highest number of channels when
you play a DVD on which multiple audio
formats (PCM, MPEG audio, DTS, or Dolby
Digital format) are recorded.
The default setting is underlined.
Note
AUDIO DRC only works in Dolby Digital.
x DATA CD PRIORITY (MP3, JPEG only)
OFF
No priority given.
Set priority data you want to play, when you
play the data disc (CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW)
contained MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files.
The default setting is underlined.
AUTO
Priority given.
MP3
If an MP3 file exists on the disc,
the system recognises the disc as
an “MP3 Disc”. If only JPEG files
exist on the disc, the system
recognises the disc as a “JPEG
Disc”.
JPEG
If a JPEG file exists on the disc,
the system recognises the disc as a
“JPEG Disc”. If only MP3 files
exist on the disc, the system
recognises the disc as an “MP3
Disc”.
Notes
• When you set to “AUTO”, the language setting may
change. The “TRACK SELECTION” setting has
higher priority than the “AUDIO” setting in
“LANGUAGE SETUP”.
• If PCM, MPEG audio, DTS, and Dolby Digital
sound tracks have the same number of channels, the
system selects PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital, and
MPEG audio sound tracks in this order.
• Depending on the DVD, the audio channel with
priority may be predetermined. In this case, you
cannot give priority to the DTS, or Dolby Digital or
MPEG audio format by selecting “AUTO”.
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Notes
• When you play a Multi Session data CD, the last
session and any sessions linked from the last session
are played.
• When you change the setting, re-insert the disc.
x JPEG DATE
Change the date information order of a JPEG
image in the Control Menu.
The default setting is underlined.
Adjusting the angle/image
MM/DD/YYYY
YYYY/MM/DD
DD/MM/YYYY
YYYY: Year
MM: Month
DD: Day
When playing a DVD on which various angles
(multi-angles) for a scene are recorded, the
“ANGLE” indicator lights up in green on the
screen. This means that you can change the
viewing angle.
For example, while playing a scene of a train in
motion, you can display the view from either the
front of the train, the left window of the train or
from the right window without having the train’s
movement interrupted.
1
DVD – Various functions
YYYY/DD/MM
Changing the angles (DVD
only)
Press DVD DISPLAY during play.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“ANGLE”.
The angle number appears. The number in
parentheses indicates the total number of
angles. The “ANGLE” indicator lights up in
green when angles are recorded on the disc.
3
Press B or ENTER.
The angle number changes to “–”.
4
Select the angle you want using the
number buttons or v/V, then press
ENTER.
The angle is changed to the selected angle.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DVD DISPLAY.
Note
Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to change
the angles even if multi-angles are recorded on the
DVD.
Tip
You can select the angle by pressing ANGLE. Each
time you press the button, the angle changes.
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Adjusting the TV screen
Note
— SCREEN SETUP
Depending on the DVD, “4:3 LETTER BOX” may be
selected automatically instead of “4:3 PAN SCAN” or
vice versa.
1
Press DVD SETUP in stop mode.
x SCREEN SAVER
The Setup Display appears.
Turn on and off the screen saver. If you turn on
the 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 CD, Super
Audio CD, disc with MP3 audio tracks or JPEG
image files (except for during Slide show) for
more than 15 minutes. The screen saver will
help prevent your display device from becoming
damaged (ghosting). Press SA-CD/DVD N to
turn off the screen saver.
The default setting is underlined.
2
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“SCREEN SETUP”, then press ENTER.
•
•
•
•
3
4
TV TYPE
SCREEN SAVER
BACKGROUND
LINE
Press v or V repeatedly to select an
item, then press ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select a
setting, then press ENTER.
x TV TYPE (DVD only)
Select the aspect ratio of the connected TV.
The default setting is underlined.
16:9
Select this when you connect a
wide-screen TV or a TV with a
wide mode function.
4:3 LETTER
BOX
Select this when you connect a 4:3
screen TV. This setting displays a
wide picture with bands displayed
on the upper and lower portions of
the screen.
4:3 PAN SCAN
Select this when you connect a 4:3
screen TV. This setting displays
the wide picture on the entire
screen and cuts off the portions
that do not fit.
• 16:9
ON
Turns on the screen saver.
OFF
Turns off the screen saver.
x BACKGROUND
Select the background color or picture on the TV
screen when the playback is stopped or while
playing a CD.
The default setting is underlined.
JACKET
PICTURE
The jacket picture (still picture)
appears in the background, 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.
GRAPHICS
The preset picture stored in the
system appears in the background.
BLUE
The background color is blue.
BLACK
The background color is black.
x LINE
• 4:3 LETTER BOX
• 4:3 PAN SCAN
Select the output method for video signals from
the T LINE-TV jack on the rear panel of the
system.
The default setting is underlined.
VIDEO
Outputs video signals.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
Note
If your TV does not accept RGB signals, no picture
appears on the TV screen even if you select “RGB”.
Refer to the instructions supplied with your TV.
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Tip
You can reset all the DVD settings except for Parental
Control by performing the operations described under
“To return the DVD setup to the default settings*,
perform reset as follows:” (page 92).
Restricting disc playback
— CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL/
PARENTAL CONTROL
* Except for Parental Control settings
— CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL
You can set the playback restrictions so that the
system will not play inappropriate discs. You
can set the same Custom Parental Control
password for up to 25 discs. When you set the
twenty-sixth disc, the playback restriction for
the first disc is cancelled.
1
DVD – Various functions
Preventing playback of
specific discs
Insert the disc you want to lock.
If the disc is playing, press x to stop play.
2
Press DVD DISPLAY in stop mode.
The Control Menu appears.
3
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL”,
then press ENTER.
The “CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL”
is selected.
4
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“ONt”, then press ENTER.
x If you have not entered a password
The display for registering a new password
appears.
CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL
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.
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x When you have already registered a
password
The display for entering the password
appears.
Playing the disc for which
Custom Parental Control is
set
1
CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL
Enter password, then press
ENTER
The “CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL”
display appears.
.
– – –
Insert the disc for which Custom
Parental Control is set.
2
Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
The system is ready for playback.
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.
If you make a mistake entering your
password
Press b before you press ENTER and input
the correct number.
If you make a mistake
Press b or RETURN O, then start from step 3
again.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DVD DISPLAY.
To turn off the Custom Parental
Control function
1
In step 4, select “OFFt”, then press
ENTER.
2
Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
To change the password
1
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In step 4, select “PASSWORDt”, then
press ENTER.
The display for entering the password
appears.
2
Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
3
Enter a new 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
4
To confirm your password, re-enter it using
the number buttons, then press ENTER.
Notes
• When Custom Parental Control is set for a Super
Audio CD, the display for entering the password
appears each time the layer is switched.
• When Custom Parental Control is set for a hybrid
Super Audio CD, the setting is valid only for the
current layer.
Tip
If you forgot your password, enter the 6 digits
“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.
Limiting playback by children
(DVD only)
— PARENTAL CONTROL
You can limit the playback of some DVDs
according to a predetermined level such as the
age of the users. The same password is used for
both Custom Parental Control and Parental
Control.
When a limited scene is played back, that scene
is cut or replaced with a preset other scene.
1
Press DVD SETUP in stop mode.
The Setup Display appears.
2
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM SETUP”, then press ENTER.
4
The “CUSTOM SETUP” display appears.
The display for setting the playback
limitation level and changing the password
appears.
CUSTOM SETUP
—
PARENTAL CONTROL
TRACK SELECTION
OFF
AUDIO DRC
STANDARD
DATA CD PRIORITY
MP3
JPEG DATE
MM/DD/YYYY
CUSTOM SETUP
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL:
STANDARD:
CHANGE PASSWORD
OFF
USA
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“PARENTAL CONTROLt”, then press
ENTER.
x If you have not entered a password
5
The display for registering a new password
appears.
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“STANDARD”, then press ENTER.
The options for “STANDARD” appear.
CUSTOM SETUP
PARENTAL CONTROL
CUSTOM SETUP
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL:
STANDARD:
CHANGE PASSWORD
Enter a new 4-digit password,
then press ENTER .
DVD – Various functions
3
Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password
using the number buttons, then press
ENTER.
OFF
USA
OTHERS
– – – –
Enter a 4-digit password using the number
buttons, then press ENTER.
The display for confirming the password
appears.
6
The area is selected.
When you select “OTHERSt”, select and
enter the standard code in the table on
page 35 using the number buttons.
x When you have already registered a
password
The display for entering the password
appears.
– – – –
7
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“LEVEL”, then press ENTER.
The options for “LEVEL” appear.
CUSTOM SETUP
PARENTAL CONTROL
Enter password, then press
Press v or V repeatedly to select a
geographic area as the playback
limitation level, then press ENTER.
ENTER
.
CUSTOM SETUP
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL:
STANDARD:
CHANGE PASSWORD
OFF
8:
7:
6:
5:
4:
3:
2:
1:
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R
RG13
PG
G
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8
Press v or V repeatedly to select the
level you want, then press ENTER.
The Parental Control setting is completed.
Playing the disc for which
Parental Control is set
1
CUSTOM SETUP
PARENTAL CONTROL
LEVEL:
STANDARD:
CHANGE PASSWORD
4:
Insert the disc and press SA-CD/DVD
N.
The “PARENTAL CONTROL” display
appears.
PG13
USA
2
Enter your 4-digit password using the
number buttons, then press ENTER.
Playback starts.
The lower the value, the more strict the
limitation.
If you make a mistake
Press b or RETURN O to go back to the
previous screen.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DVD SETUP.
To turn off the Parental Control
function and play the DVD after
entering your password
Set “LEVEL” to “OFF” in step 8.
To change the password
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1
In step 5, select “CHANGE
PASSWORDt”, then press ENTER.
The display for entering the password
appears.
2
Follow step 3 to enter a new password.
Notes
• When you play DVDs which do not have the Parental
Control function, playback cannot be limited on this
system.
• Depending on the DVD, 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 cancelled, the level
returns to the original level.
Tip
If you forgot your password, remove the disc and
repeat steps 1 to 3 of “Limiting playback by children
(DVD only)” (page 32). 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, replace the disc in the system and
press SA-CD/DVD N. When the “PARENTAL
CONTROL” display appears, enter your new
password.
Area code
Standard
Code number
2044
Australia
2047
Austria
2046
Belgium
2057
Brazil
2070
Canada
2079
Chile
2090
China
2092
Denmark
2115
Finland
2165
France
2174
Germany
2109
Hong Kong
2219
India
2248
Indonesia
2238
Italy
2254
Japan
2276
Korea
2304
Malaysia
2363
Mexico
2362
Netherlands
2376
New Zealand
2390
Norway
2379
Pakistan
2427
Philippines
2424
Portugal
2436
Russia
2489
Singapore
2501
— SPEAKER SETUP
To obtain the best possible surround sound, set
the speakers you have connected and their
distance from your listening position.
Then use the test tone to adjust the volume and
the balance of the speakers to the same level.
Setting the speakers
1
Press DVD SETUP in stop mode.
The Setup Display appears.
2
3
4
5
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“SPEAKER SETUP”, then press
ENTER.
DVD – Various functions
Argentina
Speaker settings
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“SIZE” or “DISTANCE”, then press
ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select the
setup item, then press ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select or set
a setting, then press ENTER.
To return to the default settings
Select the item to be returned to the default
setting and press CLEAR. However, the “SIZE”
setting cannot be returned.
Note
Spain
2149
Sweden
2499
When the speaker output is set to “2CH” or “2.1CH”,
you cannot select “SIZE” or “DISTANCE” in step 3.
Set the speaker output to “5.1CH” (page 69), then set
the speakers.
Switzerland
2086
x SIZE
Taiwan
2543
Thailand
2528
United Kingdom
2184
When you move the surround speakers, set the
parameters for SURROUND. When you do not
connect center and surround speakers, press
SPEAKER OUT MODE repeatedly to select
“2CH” or “2.1CH” in step 5. The front, center
speakers and subwoofer setting is fixed, you
cannot change them.
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The default settings are underlined.
FRONT
Height diagram
YES
CENTER
YES
SURROUND
BEHIND (LOW), BEHIND
(HIGH), SIDE (LOW), SIDE
(HIGH): Specify the position and
height to implement the Digital
Cinema Surround modes.
SUBWOOFER YES
Notes
• When adjusting speakers, the sound may cut off for a
moment.
• Depending on the settings of other speakers, the
subwoofer may output excessive sound.
x DISTANCE
The default distance setting for the speakers in
relation to the listening position is shown below.
Specifying the surround speaker
position and height
3m
When setting the surround speakers, refer to the
diagram and select “SURROUND”.
The default setting is underlined.
BEHIND (LOW)
Select this if the surround
speakers are located in section
B and D.
BEHIND (HIGH)
Select this if the surround
speakers are located in section
B and C.
SIDE (LOW)
Select this if the surround
speakers are located in section
A and D.
SIDE (HIGH)
Select this if the surround
speakers are located in section
A and C.
Position diagram
3m
3m
3m
3m
Be sure to change the value in the Setup Display
when you move the speakers.
The default settings are underlined.
FRONT
3.0 m
Front speaker distance from the
listening position can be set in
0.2 meter increments from 1.0 to
7.0 meters.
CENTER
3.0 m
Center speaker distance can be moved
up to 1.6 meters closer to the listening
position, from the front speakers in
0.2 meter increments.
SURROUND Surround speaker distance can be
3.0 m
moved up to 4.6 meters closer to the
listening position, from the front
speakers in 0.2 meter increments.
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Notes
x LEVEL
• When adjusting speakers, the sound may cut off for a
moment.
• If each of the front and surround speakers are not
placed at an equal distance from your listening
position, set the distance of the closest speaker.
• Do not place the surround speakers farther away from
your listening position than the front speakers.
You can vary the level of each speaker as
follows. Be sure to set “TEST TONE” to “ON”
for easy adjustment.
The default settings are underlined.
Adjust the level of the center
speaker (–6 dB to +6 dB, 1 dB
increments).
SURROUND
LEFT
0 dB
SURROUND
RIGHT
0 dB
Adjust the level of the surround
speaker (–6 dB to +6 dB, 1 dB
increments).
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“SPEAKER SETUP”, then press
ENTER.
SUBWOOFER
0 dB
Adjust the level of the subwoofer
(–6 dB to +6 dB, 1 dB
increments).
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“TEST TONE”, then press ENTER.
x BALANCE
Adjusting the speaker volume
and level
1
Press DVD SETUP in stop mode.
The Setup Display appears.
2
3
4
Press v or V repeatedly to select “ON”,
then press ENTER.
You will hear the test tone from each
speaker in sequence.
5
From your listening position, adjust the
value of “BALANCE” and “LEVEL”
using v/V/b/B.
The test tone is emitted from the selected
speaker.
6
7
8
Press ENTER when you finish
adjusting.
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“TEST TONE”, then press ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select
“OFF”, then press ENTER.
To return to the default settings
DVD – Various functions
CENTER
0 dB
You can vary the balance of the left and right
speakers as follows. Be sure to set “TEST
TONE” to “ON” for easy adjustment.
The default setting is underlined.
FRONT
– – – (CENTER)
Adjust the balance between the
front left and right speakers
(6 steps left or right).
x TEST TONE
The speakers will emit a test tone to adjust
“BALANCE” and “LEVEL”.
The default setting is underlined.
OFF
The test tone is not emitted from the
speakers.
ON
The test tone is emitted from each
speaker in sequence while adjusting
balance or level. When you select one
of the “SPEAKER SETUP (LEVEL or
BALANCE)” items, the test tone is
emitted from the selected speaker.
Select the item to be returned to the default
setting and press CLEAR.
To change the volume of all
speakers at once
Adjust using VOLUME + or –.
Tip
To adjust the balance or the level without listening to
the test tone, select “BALANCE” or “LEVEL” in step
3 and press ENTER, then adjust the balance or level
using v or V and press ENTER.
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Playing an MD
MD – Play
Loading an MD
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat
Play
This system lets you play the MD in different
play modes.
Insert an MD.
With the label side up, and the
shutter on the righthand side.
With the arrow
pointing toward
the deck.
Track number
1
2
3
Elapsed playing
time
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears.
Select
To play
No display
(Normal Play)
The tracks on the MD in
original order.
SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
All tracks on the MD in
random order.
PGM
(Program Play)
The tracks on the MD in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Programming
MD tracks” on page 39).
Press MD N.
Note
You cannot change the play mode during playback.
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Other operations
Programming MD tracks
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press again to resume
play.
You can make a program of up to 25 steps.
Select a track
Press . or > repeatedly
until you find the desired track.
1
Find a point in a
track
Keep pressing m or M (or
keep moving MD lever on the MD
deck to . or >) during
playback and release it at the
desired point.
2
3
Press MD N (Automatic Source
selection).
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until “PGM” appears.
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears.
Total playing time
MD – Play
Switch to MD
function from
another source*
— Program Play
Remove the MD Press Z MD on the MD deck.
* While the Net MD function is on, you cannot switch
the function.
To play a track by entering the
track number
Selected track number
4
Press ENTER.
The track is programmed.
The step number appears, followed by the
track number in the programmed sequence
and the total playing time of the program.
You can also select the track you want using the
remote during Normal Play.
Press the number button (s).
To enter a track number over 10
1
2
Press >10.
Enter the corresponding digits for the same
number of “–” flashing in the display.
To enter 0, press 10/0.
Example:
To enter track number 30, press >10, then press 3 and
10/0.
Last programmed Total playing
track number
time
5
6
To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
Press MD N.
Program Play starts.
Playing repeatedly
— Repeat play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “REP” or
“REP1” appears.
REP: For all the tracks on the MD up to five
times.
REP1: For a single track only.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until both “REP” and
“REP1” disappear.
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Other operations
To
Do this
Cancel Program
Play
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until both “PGM” and
“SHUF” disappear.
Check the
program order
Press . or > repeatedly
during Program Play.
Check the total
number of
programmed
tracks
Press DISPLAY on the MD deck
in stop mode. The total number of
programmed steps appears.
Add a track to the Perform steps 3 and 4 in stop
end of the
mode.
program
Clear a track
from the end of
program
Press CLEAR in stop mode or
after step 4.
Playing only the tracks in
the desired group
This function allows you to listen only to your
favorite tracks which you have registered into a
group. For details of the Group Function, see
“Registering tracks in groups” on page 50.
1
2
3
4
Tips
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press
MD N. However, the program is cleared when you
remove the MD or press MD GROUP.
• “– – –.– –” appears when the total program time
exceeds 1,000 minutes.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MD GROUP in stop mode
repeatedly until “GROUP ON” appears.
Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
desired group appears.
To start playing from a specific track in
the group, press . or >
repeatedly until the desired track
appears.
Proceed to step 5 when you start playing
from the first track in the group.
5
Press MD N.
Playback starts.
When the playing of the last track in the
group finishes, the MD deck stops
automatically.
Note
If you select a group that does not have any tracks
registered and press MD N, playback starts from the
first track of the first group on the MD.
Tip
You can change play mode (Normal Play/Shuffle Play/
Repeat Play/Program Play) only for the tracks in the
group. To select the desired play mode, select the play
mode before step 3.
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MD – Recording
Before you start recording
When the source you record from
is:
• CDs loaded in this system’s DVD
player
– The MD deck performs digital recording.*1
However, the MD deck performs analog
recording in manual recording.
– Track numbers are automatically marked as
on the original CD. However, track numbers
are not marked depending on the track
(page 98).
• DVDs, VIDEO CDs, Super Audio
CDs or MP3 loaded in this
system’s DVD player
– The MD deck performs analog recording.
However, digital recording is performed for
the CD layer of a Super Audio CD hybrid disc
in the same manner as a CD. Also, when the
source is a Super Audio CD with multichannel sound, only the sound from the front
L/R speakers is recorded.
– A track number is marked at the beginning of
a recording only, but when you turn on the
Level Synchro Recording Function (page 47),
track numbers are automatically marked on
sync with the level of the input signal.
– Track numbers are marked differently
depending on the source you record.
• This system’s tuner or tape, or
other analog components
connected to the VIDEO/SAT IN
jacks
– The MD deck performs analog recording.*3
– A track number is marked at the beginning of
a recording only, but when you turn on the
Level Synchro Recording Function (page 47),
track numbers are automatically marked in
sync with the level of the input signal.
• A personal computer
– Only tracks that have been checked out using
the Net MD function can be recorded from a
personal computer. For details, see supplied
accessories “M-crew/SonicStage for Net MD
CD-ROM”.
MD – Recording
MDs (MiniDisc) let you digitally record and
play music with high quality sound. Another
feature of MDs is track marking. The track
marking feature lets you quickly locate a
specific point or easily edit the recorded tracks.
However, depending on the source you record,
the recording method and the way the track
numbers are recorded differ.
• Other digital components
connected to the VIDEO/SAT
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL jack
– The MD deck performs digital recording.*1*2
When you use a partially
recorded MD
You cannot record while overwriting the
recorded tracks.
Recording starts after the recorded tracks.
If you want to erase the recorded tracks, erase
the tracks using Erase Function (page 55).
Note on MD track numbers
On an MD, the track numbers (track sequence),
track start and end point information, etc., are
recorded in the TOC*4 area independent of the
sound information. You can edit recorded tracks
quickly by modifying the TOC information.
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About recording errors
• With the following kinds of discs, you may
experience a reading failure or noise when
recorded on an MD:
– Discs with adhesive labels attached to them
– Irregularly shaped discs (for example,
heart- or star-shaped)
– Discs with printed text concentrated on one
side only
– Scratched discs
– Dirty discs
– Warped discs
• If the following occurs during CD playback or
recording, a reading error may occur or noise
may be produced in the recorded results:
– The system is bumped.
– The system is placed on an uneven or soft
surface.
– The system is located near a speaker, door,
or other source of vibration.
• If the above reading errors occur, an extra
soundless track may be created. You can erase
these extra tracks using Erase Function
(page 55).
*1
*2
*3
*4
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For details on the limitations of digital recording,
see “Guide to the Serial Copy Management System”
on page 99. If you do not connect the DVD player to
MD deck with the supplied digital optical cable, the
MD deck only performs analog recording.
You cannot make a digital recording of sound
encoded by other than PCM mode. Set optional
digital components to PCM output.
Even if you connect a digital component, the MD
deck performs analog recording.
TOC: Table Of Contents
After recording
Press Z MD on the MD deck to remove the
MD or press ?/1 (power) to turn off the
system.
“TOC” starts flashing. The TOC is updated and
recording is completed.
Before pulling out the mains lead
MD recording is completed when the MD Table
of Contents (TOC) is updated. The TOC is
updated when you eject the MD or press ?/1 to
turn off the system. Do not pull out the mains
lead before updating the TOC or while updating
the TOC (while “TOC” lights up or flashes) to
ensure a complete recording.
Protecting a recorded MD
• To protect a recorded MD, slide the tab on the
side of the MD to open the slot. In this
position, the MD cannot be recorded. To
record on the MD, slide the tab to close the
slot.
Tab
Slide the tab
• If the MD is record protected, “C11” and
“Protected” appear alternately and the MD
cannot be recorded. Remove the MD, then
slide the record protection tab to the closed
position.
Recording tips
Recording a CD on an MD
— CD-MD Synchro Recording
Recording for long times
This system has two long time recording modes:
LP2 and LP4 (MDLP recording).
Press REC MODE on the MD deck to select the
recording mode. Refer to the pages about
recording (pages 43, 45 and 46).
MDs recorded in MDLP Stereo mode are played
back only on the system with the following
marks.
You can record a whole CD on an MD. You can
select the recording time by switching the
recording mode.
Use buttons on the MD deck for the operation.
1
2
3
Load a recordable MD.
Load a CD you want to record.
Select the desired recording time.
Recording time
Select
(Recording mode)
MDs recorded in MDLP Stereo mode cannot be
played back on the system that does not support
MDLP mode.
Standard
no indication (stereo)
Notes
Double
MONO (monaural)
(change the stereo
signal to monaural)
• Even if the recording mode is set to “MONO”, the
sound from the speakers are output as recorded in the
source (in stereo when recording the stereo source).
• Some MDs recorded in MDLP Stereo mode are
edited so that “LP:” is displayed to indicate that
playback is not possible when an attempt is made to
play back these MDs on a system that does not
support MDLP mode. However, this system supports
MDLP mode, so “LP:” is not displayed when these
MDs are played back.
• When playing back these MDs on a system that does
not support MDLP mode, set the transfer mode
during SonicStage check-out to “Stereo Transfer”. If
transfer is performed in LP2 or LP4 mode, you will
be unable to play back these MDs on a system that
does not support MDLP mode.
Tips
• LP4 stereo mode (4× long time recording mode)
achieves a long stereo recording time by use of a
special compression system. When placing emphasis
on sound quality, Stereo recording or LP2 stereo
recording (2× long time recording mode) is
recommended.
• You can mix the recording mode in an MD.
• The selected recording mode is kept even after
recording has finished. To change the recording
mode, press REC MODE on the MD deck
repeatedly.
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5
Double
LP2 (LP2 stereo)
Quadruple
LP4 (LP4 stereo)
MD – Recording
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
Press MODE repeatedly until “CDtMD
SYNC” appears.
Press ENTER/START.
“Press START” flashes.
The MD deck stands by for recording and
the DVD player pauses for play.
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Press ENTER/START while “Press
START” flashes.
Recording starts.
When the recording is completed, the DVD
player and the MD deck stop automatically.
To stop recording
Move MD lever to x.
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To record using the Group
Function
Recording a tape on an
MD
Press MD GROUP on the remote repeatedly
until “GROUP ON” appears after step 2. Press
GROUP SKIP on the remote repeatedly until
“New Group” or the desired group appears after
step 5.
— TAPE-MD Synchro Recording
To record only your favorite CD
tracks
Use buttons on the MD deck for the operation.
You can record only your favorite CD tracks
using the Program Play. Between steps 2 and 3,
perform steps 1 to 5 of “Creating your own
program” (page 21).
Notes
• You cannot use this recording function with DVDs.
• The MD deck performs analog recording for VIDEO
CDs, Super Audio CDs (except the CD layer) and
discs with MP3 audio tracks. Also, when “T.Mark
Lsync” is selected for Level Synchro Recording
(page 47), more track marks may be marked than the
actual number of tracks.
• You cannot pause the recording.
• If the MD play mode is set to the Repeat Play or
Shuffle Play, the play mode switches to Normal Play
in step 5.
• Playback with PBC function of VIDEO CD is
automatically cancelled.
• The following items are either inoperative or cannot
be used during recording a CD or CD layer part of
Super Audio CD in CD-MD Synchro Recording:
– The Auto Cut Function
– The Track Mark Function
• The tracks are recorded with a recording level of
0.0 dB regardless of the recording level value set in
the Setup Menu.
Tips
• For details about LP2/LP4 recording, see “Recording
for long times” on page 43.
• Depending on the disc, CD-TEXT information may
also be recorded.
You can make an analog recording of a tape on
an MD. You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
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2
3
4
Load a recordable MD.
Load a tape you want to record.
Press MODE repeatedly until
“TAPEtMD SYNC” appears.
Press ENTER/START.
“Press START” flashes.
The MD deck stands by for recording and
the tape deck pauses for play.
Tape playback side*
* When playing back both sides or the front side,
N appears. When playing back the reverse
side, n appears. To play the side opposite the
display, move the TAPE lever to x, eject and
re-insert the tape with the sides reversed, and
then perform the procedure again from step 3.
5
6
Press DIRECTION repeatedly until
“g” appears to record on one side or
“h” (or “j”) to record on both
sides.
Press ENTER/START while “Press
START” flashes.
Recording starts.
When the recording is completed, the tape
deck and the MD deck stop automatically.
To stop recording
Move MD lever to x.
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To record using the Group
Function
Press MD GROUP on the remote repeatedly
until “GROUP ON” appears after step 2. Press
GROUP SKIP on the remote repeatedly until
“New Group” or the desired group appears after
step 5.
Recording on an MD
manually
— Manual Recording
You can record just the portions you like from a
disc, tape, tuner or other connected component.
1
2
Load a recordable MD.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select
the desired source to record.
3
MD – Recording
• DVD: To record from this system’s DVD
player.
• TAPE: To record from this system’s tape
deck.
• TUNER: To record from this system’s
tuner.
• TV: To record from the connected TV.
• VIDEO (SAT): To record from the
connected optional component.
Press REC MODE on the MD deck
repeatedly to select the recording
mode.
Select the desired recording time.
Recording time
Select
(Recording mode)
Standard
no indication (stereo)
Double
LP2 (LP2 stereo)
Quadruple
LP4 (LP4 stereo)
Double
MONO (monaural)
(change the stereo
signal to monaural)
4
Press REC/REC IT on the MD deck.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
5
Press MD N, then start playing the
desired source to record.
To stop recording
Press x.
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To record using the Group
Function
Press MD GROUP repeatedly until “GROUP
ON” appears after step 2. Press GROUP SKIP
repeatedly until “New Group” or the desired
group appears after step 4.
Note
When you manually record a CD, the MD deck
performs analog recording only.
Tips
• If you want to record manually in the middle of a
track loaded in this system, press X before step 4 to
pause the playback, then press SA-CD/DVD N in
step 5 to start playback.
• You can check the remaining recordable time on the
MD during recording by pressing DISPLAY on the
MD deck.
• If cyclical static noise is heard while recording an
AM radio program, move the AM loop aerial to
reduce the noise.
• For details about LP2/LP4 recording, see “Recording
for long times” on page 43.
• You can adjust the recording level (page 49).
Starting recording with
6 seconds of prestored
audio data
— Time Machine Recording
When recording from an FM or satellite
broadcast, the first few seconds of material are
often lost due to the time it takes you to ascertain
the contents and press the record button. To
prevent the loss of this material, the Time
Machine Recording feature constantly stores the
most recent audio data in a buffer memory. This
lets you record the sound from 6 seconds before
starting recording, as shown in the illustration
below:
Start recording
(step 6)
Stop recording
Time
6
seconds
Recorded
portion
Beginning of the source to be recorded
1
2
3
Load a recordable MD.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select
the desired source to record.
Press REC MODE on the MD deck
repeatedly to select the recording
mode.
Select the desired recording time.
Recording time
Select
(Recording mode)
Standard
no indication (stereo)
Double
LP2 (LP2 stereo)
Quadruple
LP4 (LP4 stereo)
MONO (monaural)
Double
(change the stereo
signal to monaural)
4
Press REC/REC IT on the MD deck.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
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5
6
Start playing the desired source to
record.
Press ENTER at the desired point to
start recording.
To stop Time Machine Recording
Press x.
Marking track numbers
After recording
Use the Divide Function (page 59).
To record using the Group
Function
At any point during recording
Press MD GROUP repeatedly until “GROUP
ON” appears after step 2. Press GROUP SKIP
repeatedly until “New Group” or the desired
group appears after step 4.
You can mark track numbers during manual
recording of any source.
• You cannot record from a disc (DVD, CD, etc.) with
this system to an MD using this recording function.
• The MD deck starts storing audio data when the deck
stands by for recording in step 4 and you start playing
the source. If less than 6 seconds have passed when
you press ENTER, Time Machine Recording starts
with less than 6 seconds of audio data.
Tip
For details about LP2/LP4 recording, see “Recording
for long times” on page 43.
Press REC/REC IT on the MD deck during
manual recording at the point you want to
add a track mark.
Presetting to automatically
mark track numbers before
recording
MD – Recording
Notes
— Track Mark
— Level-Synchro Recording
The Level Synchro Recording Function is
factory set to on, so the track numbers are
automatically marked. Track numbers are
automatically marked when the input signal is
continuously below a certain level for more than
two seconds and then exceeds that level. If
“L-SYNC” does not appear during recording,
turn on the Level Synchro Recording as follows.
1
2
3
4
5
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Setup?” appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“T.Mark Off” (or “T.Mark LSync”)
appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“T.Mark LSync” appears, then press
ENTER.
“L-SYNC” lights up.
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Press MENU/NO.
To continue recording, follow the
procedures described for each type of
recording.
Other operations
To
Do this
Turn off the Level In step 5, press . or >
Synchro Recording repeatedly until “T.Mark Off”
Function
appears, then press ENTER.
Change the trigger
lever for Level
Synchro
Recording*
After step 3, press . or >
repeatedly until “LS(T)”
appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly to
select the level between –72 dB
and 0 dB (in 2 dB steps), press
ENTER, then press MENU/NO.
* When the recording source is tape or radio program
and the track numbers are not marked properly
because of noise, set this level higher so that track
numbers are marked easily. The factory setting is
“–50 dB”.
Making a space between
tracks 3 seconds long
automatically
— Smart Space
Smart Space: Lets you make the blank spaces
between tracks 3 seconds long automatically
while making a digital recording from a CD. For
other types of recording, if the Smart Space
Function is on and there is no sound input for
about 3 seconds or more (but less than
30 seconds) while recording, the MD deck
replaces this silence with a blank of about
3 seconds and continues recording.
The Smart Space Function is factory set to on.
No sound input for less than 30 seconds
Off
Notes
• Track numbers are not marked depending on the
track.
• Track numbers are not marked automatically if the
source sound to be recorded is noisy (e.g., tapes or
radio programs).
• When recording a CD, track numbers are marked
where you paused recording. In addition, the tracks
might be recorded as the same single track with a
single track number when the same single track of
the same CD is recorded repeatedly.
On
Replaced with a blank of 3 seconds and
recording continues
Auto Cut: When the Smart Space Function is
on, if there is no sound input for 30 seconds or
more, the MD deck replaces this silence with a
blank of about 3 seconds and enters recording
pause.
No sound input for 30 seconds or more
Off
On
Replaced with a blank of 3 seconds and
recording pauses
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2
3
4
5
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Setup?” appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“S.Space Off” (or “S.Space On”)
appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“S.Space On” appears, then press
ENTER.
Press MENU/NO.
To continue recording, follow the
procedures described for each type of
recording.
To turn off the Smart Space
Function
In step 5, press . or > repeatedly until
“S.Space Off” appears, then press ENTER.
Adjusting the recording
level
When recording on an MD, you can adjust the
recording level to the desired volume. You can
adjust the recording level not only when making
an analog recording, but also when making a
digital recording from a CD, etc.
1
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select
the desired source to record.
Press REC/REC IT on the MD deck.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
3
4
5
6
Start playing the desired source to
record.
Press MENU/NO to display “Setup?”,
then press ENTER.
MD – Recording
6
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“LevelAdjust?” appears, then press
ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly to adjust
the recording level.
Adjust to the optimum level while making
sure that “OVER” does not appear in the
display at the loudest portion.
Adjust the level so as not to light up “OVER”.
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8
9
Press ENTER.
Press MENU/NO.
Stop playing the sound source.
The MD deck stops.
To continue recording, follow the
procedures described for each type of
recording.
Tips
• You can also adjust the recording level during
recording.
• Once adjusted, the recording level is maintained until
you adjust it again.
• You cannot adjust the recording level during CDMD Synchro Recording.
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MD – Editing
Editing tips
Before you start editing
You can edit an MD only when:
• The MD is recordable.
• The MD play mode is Normal Play.
Check the following, before editing.
1
Check the tab of the MD to be edited.
Slide the tab to close the slot.
If the MD is protected, you cannot edit the
MD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
both “SHUF” and “PGM” disappear.
You can edit the MD only in Normal Play
mode. You cannot edit the MD in Shuffle or
Program Play mode.
To quit while editing
Press MENU/NO.
Registering tracks in
groups
— Group Function
What is the Group Function?
The Group Function allows you to play, record
and edit the tracks on an MD in groups. For
example, you can register tracks 1 to 5 on an MD
to the “Rock” group, and tracks 6 to 9 to the
“Pops” group. Then you can listen to the tracks
in only the desired group, add new tracks to a
group, and perform other operations. In
addition, the Group Function can be easily
turned on and off simply by pressing MD
GROUP.
Group Function: Off
MD
Track name
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
After editing
MD
Press Z MD on the MD deck to remove the
MD or press ?/1 (power) to turn off the
system.
“TOC” starts flashing. The TOC is updated and
editing is completed.
Track name
1 2 3
Group 1
Track name
1 2 3 4
Group 2
Before pulling out the mains lead
MD editing is completed when the MD Table of
Contents (TOC) is updated. The TOC is updated
when you eject the MD or press ?/1 to turn off
the system. Do not pull out the mains lead before
updating the TOC or while updating the TOC
(while “TOC” lights up or flashes) to ensure a
complete editing.
Notes
• You cannot edit the MD during MD-TAPE Synchro
Recording.
• If you edit an MD while manually recording the MD
to a tape, the sound (rehearsal sound, etc.) produced
during the editing is recorded on the tape.
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Group Function: On
When the group function is turned on, track
numbers within groups are renumbered, starting
from track 1. In the above figure, for example,
tracks 4 to 7 are renumbered to 1 to 4 when the
group function is turned on.
Operations using the Group
Function
• Playing only the tracks in the desired group
(page 40)
• Recording a CD (page 43)
• Recording a tape (page 44)
• Recording on an MD manually (page 45)
• Starting recording with 6 seconds of prestored
audio data (page 46)
• Labelling a group (page 52)
• Creating a new group (page 53)
• Releasing group registrations (page 54)
Note
How is group information
recorded?
When recording using the Group Function, the
group management information is automatically
recorded on the MD as the disc title.
Specifically, a character string such as the
following is written in the disc title recording
area.
Disc title recording area
0 ; Favorites // 1 – 5 ; Rock // 6 – 9 ; Pops // ...
1
2
3
1 The disc title is “Favorites”.
2 Tracks 1 to 5 are registered in the “Rock”
group.
3 Tracks 6 to 9 are registered in the “Pops”
group.
Note that if you rewrite this character
string by mistake using the Name
Function, you may be unable to use the
Group Function of that MD.*
* “GROUP ON” flashes. To use the Group Function
again, first perform the procedure for “Releasing all
groups on an MD” (page 55) and release the
registrations of all tracks on the MD.
If “Group Full!” appears during
operation
You cannot start recording because there is
insufficient character space for group
management. Delete unnecessary characters
(disc title or track titles) until group recording is
possible (page 53).
MD – Editing
MDs recorded using the Group Function of this system
can be used with other system that supports the Group
Function. However, note that the Group Function
operations of other system may differ from the
operations for this system.
Therefore, when an MD recorded using the
Group Function is loaded on a system that does
not support the Group Function or on this system
with the Group Function turned off, the above
character string is displayed in its entirety as the
disc title.
Notes
• The Group Function setting is stored even if you
eject the MD or turn off the system.
• When the Group Function is on, tracks which are not
registered to a group are not displayed and cannot be
played.
• You cannot change the group order.
• The new group is added after any existing groups
with tracks registered.
• When you newly record a track into an existing
group, the new track is added after any existing
tracks in the group.
• Up to 99 groups can be registered on a single MD.
• When you newly record a track into an existing
group, the track numbers following the newly
recorded track may change when the Group Function
is turned off.
• If you load a disc with group management
information written in other than the proper format,
“GROUP ON” flashes. In this case you cannot use
the Group Function.
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To label a group
Labelling an MD/group/
track
Press MD GROUP repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” appears, then press GROUP
SKIP repeatedly until the desired group
appears. Press NAME EDIT/SELECT
while the total number of tracks within the
desired group is displayed.
— Name Function
You can create titles for your recorded MDs,
tracks, and groups as follows.
After recording
The cursor starts flashing.
Use Name Function.
You can input a total of approximately
1,700 characters for the disc title, track titles and
group titles on a single MD.
When labelling an MD recorded using
the Group Function, be sure to label the
disc with the Group Function on so as
not to rewrite the group management
information by mistake.
For details on the group management
information, see “How is group information
recorded?” on page 51.
1
2
3
4
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT to select
the desired type of character.
Character type
Select
Alphabet (upper cases)/
blank space/symbols
Selected AB
Alphabet (lower cases)/
blank space/symbols
Selected ab
Numbers
Selected 12
Enter a character.
Character type
Do this
Alphabet
Press the corresponding
letter button repeatedly until
the character to be entered
flashes, then press M.
Numbers
Press the corresponding
number buttons.
Blank space
Press 10/0.
´–/,.():!?
Press 1 repeatedly.
Perform the following procedure
depending on what you want to label:
To label a track
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears, then press
NAME EDIT/SELECT.
& + < > _ = “ ; # $ Press 1, then press . or
%@
`
> repeatedly.
To label an MD
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT while the
total number of tracks (or groups when the
Group Function is on) is displayed.
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6
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter the rest of
the name.
Press ENTER.
To change the character
In step 3 or 4, press m or M repeatedly until
the character to be changed flashes, press
CLEAR to erase the character, then repeat steps
3 and 4.
To add a character
After steps 1 and 2, press m or M repeatedly
until the cursor comes to the point you want to
add a character, then proceed to step 3.
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Note
If you enter the symbol “//” between the characters in
disc titles such as “abc//def”, you may be unable to use
the Group Function.
Tip
You can label a track title during playback. The
playback repeats until you finish labelling.
Checking the titles
Erasing the titles
1
2
3
To erase group titles, press MD GROUP
repeatedly in stop mode until “GROUP
ON” appears.
Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
Press . or > repeatedly until “Nm
Erase?” appears, then press ENTER.
— Create Function
The Create Function allows you to create a new
group without registering any tracks, or to create
a new group and register one or more
consecutive tracks into that group. Only tracks
that have not yet been registered into any group
can be registered.
For details on the Group Function, see
“Registering tracks in groups” on page 50.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MD GROUP repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” appears.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until “Gp
Create?” appears, then press ENTER.
MD – Editing
To check the disc titles, press SCROLL in stop
mode. To check the track title, press SCROLL
during playback. The title appears scrolling in
the display.
To check the group titles, press MD GROUP
repeatedly in stop mode until “GROUP ON”
appears, press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until
the desired group appears, then press SCROLL.
To stop scrolling, press SCROLL. Press the
button again to resume scrolling.
Creating a new group
Perform steps 3 to 6 of “Labelling an
MD/group/track” (page 52).
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Assign None” appears, then press
ENTER.
Note
When creating a group without registering any tracks,
you must enter the group title.
To erase disc titles
Press . or > repeatedly until “Nm
Ers Disc” appears, then press ENTER.
To erase track titles
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears, then press
ENTER.
To erase group titles
Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
desired group number appears, then press
ENTER.
“Complete!” appears.
Note
You cannot erase the title of a group that does not have
any tracks registered.
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To register tracks into a group
In step 6, press . or > repeatedly to
select the number of the first track you
want to register, then press ENTER.
When registering only one track, press ENTER
again.
When registering two or more tracks, press .
or > repeatedly to select the number of the
last track you want to register, then press
ENTER.
Notes
• You cannot register the same track to more than one
group.
• If you do not enter a group title in step 5, “Group **
(group number)” appears as the group title.
Tip
You can also register tracks that were recorded on a
system that does not support the Group Function.
Releasing group
registrations
— Release Function
These functions allow you to release group
registrations simply by specifying the group for
which you want to release the registrations. In
addition, you can also release the registrations of
all groups on an MD at once.
For details on the group management
information, see “Registering tracks in groups”
on page 50.
Releasing a single group
— Group Release Function
You can release a specified group and erase that
group. (However, note that the tracks are not
erased.)
1
2
3
4
5
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MD GROUP repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” appears.
Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
desired group appears.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until “Gp
Release?” appears, then press ENTER.
“REL Gp** (selected group number)??”
appears.
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Press ENTER.
Releasing all groups on an MD
— All Release Function
You can release all groups on an MD at once.
1
2
3
Press MD GROUP repeatedly in stop
mode until “GROUP ON” appears.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until “Gp
All REL?” appears, then press ENTER.
“All REL??” appears.
4
Press ENTER.
Erasing recordings
— Erase Function
Erasing a single track
— Track Erase Function
MD – Editing
The MD deck lets you erase unwanted tracks
quickly and easily.
You can restore the erased contents using the
Undo function immediately after the erasing
(page 60). However, you cannot restore the
erased contents after performing other editing.
Before erasing, make sure if it is all right to erase
the content.
The three options for erasing recordings are:
• Erasing a single track (Track Erase Function)
• Erasing all tracks (All Erase Function)
• Erasing a portion of a track (A-B Erase
Function)
When you erase a track, the total number of
tracks on the MD decreases by one and all the
tracks following the erased one are renumbered.
Example: Erasing track 2
Erase track 2
Track number
1
Original
A
tracks
After
ERASE
1
2
3
B
2
A
4
C
D
3
C
D
As the track numbers are renumbered as above,
it is recommended to erase from the latter tracks
when erasing several tracks, so as not to change
the track numbering of unerased tracks.
1
2
3
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until “Tr
Erase?” appears, then press ENTER.
Playback of the selected track starts.
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4
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears.
Erasing a portion of a track
— A-B Erase Function
5
Press ENTER.
“Complete!” appears. The track selected in
step 4 is erased and playback of the
following track starts. When you erase the
last track, the playback of the previous track
starts.
You can specify a portion within a track and
erase the portion with ease. You can shift the
desired portion by frame*, minute or second
intervals.
This function is convenient to erase the
unnecessary parts recorded from satellite
broadcast or radio programs.
* 1 frame is 1/86 second.
Note
If you erase all the tracks within a group, the group
itself is also erased.
Example: Erasing a portion of track 2
Erasing all tracks
Track number
1
Original
A
tracks
Point A
— All Erase Function
You can erase all the contents recorded on an
MD (the disc title, group titles, all recorded
tracks and their titles) at once.
1
2
3
After A-B
ERASE
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
1
Press MENU/NO.
2
3
Press . or > repeatedly until “All
Erase?” appears, then press ENTER.
“All Erase??” appears.
4
Press ENTER again.
2
3
B-A
B-B
2
A
B-C
3
B(A+C)
C
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until “A-B
Erase?” appears, then press ENTER.
Playback starts.
4
Note
If you perform the above operation when the Group
Function is on, not only the tracks within the group, but
all the tracks on the MD are erased.
1
Point B
5
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears, then
press ENTER.
While monitoring the sound, press
ENTER at the starting point of the
portion to be erased (point A).
“—Rehearsal—” and “Point A ok?” appear
alternately while the deck repeats a few
seconds of a portion before point A.
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Press ENTER if point A is correct.
“Point B set” appears and playback for
setting the ending point of the portion to be
erased (point B) starts.
If the point A is incorrect, press . or
> repeatedly to find the starting point of
the portion to be erased (point A) while
monitoring the sound, then press ENTER.
You can shift the point by 1/86 second
(1 frame) intervals.*
* You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals (in
Monaural mode and LP2 stereo mode) or by
4-frame intervals (in LP4 stereo mode).
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— Move Function
You can use this function to change the order of
any track on the disc. When you move tracks,
the tracks are automatically renumbered.
Example: Moving track 3 to position 2
Track number
1
Original
A
tracks
Continue playback until the deck
reaches point B, then press ENTER.
Press ENTER if point B is correct.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the portion between point A and B is erased.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
track.
If the point B is incorrect, press . or
> repeatedly to find the ending point of
the portion to be erased (point B) while
monitoring the sound, then press ENTER.
You can shift the point by 1/86 second
(1 frame) intervals.*
After
MOVE
1
2
3
2
3
B
2
1
A
4
C
D
4
3
C
B
D
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MENU/NO.
MD – Editing
“A-B Ers” and “Point B ok?” appear
alternately and the deck repeats a portion of
the few seconds before point A and after
point B successively.
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Moving recorded tracks
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Move?” appears, then press ENTER.
Playback starts.
4
5
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number to move appears,
then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until the
new track position appears.
New track position
* You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals (in
Monaural mode and LP2 stereo mode) or by
4-frame intervals (in LP4 stereo mode).
Tip
To shift the point by minute or second intervals in steps
6 and 8, press m or M repeatedly to flash minute,
second, or frame indication, then press . or >.
Second
Original track number
6
Press ENTER.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the moved track starts playing.
Note
Minute
Frame
When you move a track to a track number that is
registered into a group, the moved track is re-registered
into the group. In addition, if you move a track that is
registered into a group to a track number that is not
registered into a group, the group registration of the
moved track is released. However, when the Group
Function is on, you can only move tracks within the
selected group.
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Combining recorded
tracks
Press . or > repeatedly until the
second track number of the two to be
combined appears.
New track number
— Combine Function
You can use this function to combine 2 tracks
into a single track. The total number of tracks
decreases by one and all tracks following the
combined ones are renumbered.
Second track number
to be continued
6
Example: Combining track 3 to track 1
Track number
1
Original
tracks
2
A
3
C
1
After
COMBINE
2
A
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds.
Playback of the track starts.
4
B
C
Notes
D
3
B
D
Example: Combining track 1 to track 4
Original
tracks
After
COMBINE
1
2
3
1
2
1
3
B
A
2
B
4
5
C
D
D
A
3
C
4
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Combine?” appears, then press
ENTER.
Playback starts.
4
Press . or > repeatedly until the
first track number of the two to be
combined appears, then press ENTER.
For example, to combine track 1 to 4, select
4.
First track number
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Press ENTER.
• When you combine two tracks that are registered into
different groups, the second track is reregistered into
the group containing the first track. In addition, if
you combine a track that is registered to a group with
a track that is not registered to a group, the second
track takes the same registration setting as the first
track. However, when the Group Function is on, you
can only combine tracks within the selected group.
• Tracks recorded in different recording modes (stereo,
LP2, LP4 or MONO) cannot be combined.
• If both of the combined tracks have track titles, the
title of the second track is erased.
Dividing recorded tracks
6
Press ENTER again if the point to be
divided is correct.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the newly created track starts playing.
— Divide Function
If the point to be divided is incorrect,
press . or > to find the point to be
You can use this function to mark track numbers
after recording. You can also use this function
when recording from tapes or radio programs
and track numbers are not marked
automatically, and want to mark tracks. The
total number of tracks increases by one and all
the tracks following the divided ones are
renumbered.
divided, then press ENTER.
You can shift the point by 1/86 second
(1 frame) intervals.*
* You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals (in
Monaural mode and LP2 stereo mode) or by 4frame intervals (in LP4 stereo mode).
Note
Example: Dividing track 2 into two tracks
After
DIVIDE
1
2
3
1
2
3
B
2
A
C
3
B
C
5
1
D
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Divide?” appears, then press ENTER.
3
4
B
2
A
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press MENU/NO.
2
A
Divide track 2 into
track B and C
4
Playback starts.
4
1
D
C
3
B
4
5
MD – Editing
Track number
1
Original
A
tracks
If you divide a labelled track (page 52) into two tracks,
only the first track retains the track title.
Example:
C
The new track is not labelled.
Tip
To shift the point by minute or second intervals in
step 6, press m or M repeatedly to flash minute,
second, or frame indication, then press . or >.
Second
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number to divide
appears.
While monitoring the sound, press
ENTER at the point to be divided.
Minute
Frame
“—Rehearsal—” appears and the portion to
be divided is played repeatedly.
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Undoing the last edit
— Undo Function
You can use this function to cancel the last edit
and restore the contents of the MD to the
condition before the edit.
Note, however, that you cannot undo the edit if
you do any of the following after the edit:
• Do another edit.
• Do the recording procedure.
• Activate the Net MD function.
• Update the TOC by turning off the system or
ejecting the MD.
• Disconnect the mains lead.
1
2
3
Changing the recorded
level after recording
— S.F Edit Function
You can change the volume of recorded tracks
using S.F (Scale Factor) Edit. The original track
is recorded over at the new recording level.
When changing the recording level, you can
select Fade-in Recording to gradually increase
the signal level at the start of recording, or Fadeout Recording to gradually decrease the signal
level at the end of the recording.
Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
Changing the overall
recording level
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Undo?” appears.
1
“Undo?” does not appear when there is no
editing function that can be cancelled.
2
Press ENTER.
Following message appears depending on
the last edit.
Editing
Labelling discs or tracks
Erasing the titles
Message
Name Undo?
3
4
5
Creating a new group
Releasing a group
6
Deleting a portion of a
track
Deleting a track
Erase Undo?
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until “S.F
Edit?” appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until “Tr
Level?” appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until the
track number you want to change the
recording level appears, then press
ENTER.
“Level 0dB” appears.
Deleting all the tracks
4
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until both “SHUF” and
“PGM” disappear.
Playback starts.
Group Undo?
Releasing all groups
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Moving tracks
Move Undo?
Dividing a track
Divide Undo?
Combining tracks
Combine Undo?
Press ENTER again.
Note
You cannot undo the S.F Edit Function.
7
While monitoring the sound, press .
or > repeatedly to change the
recorded level.
The recording level can be changed from
–12 dB to +12 dB, in 2 dB steps. Change to
the optimum level while making sure that
“OVER” does not appear in the display at
the loudest portion.
Adjust the level so as not to light up “OVER”.
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Press ENTER.
“S.F Edit OK?” appears.
9
Press ENTER again.
The system starts recording over the
existing track.
“S.F Edit: ** %” appears while the track is
being recorded. An amount of time that is
roughly equal to or longer than the playback
time of the track is required when recording
over the track. When the recording finishes,
“Complete!” appears.
9
Press ENTER again.
The system starts recording over the
existing track.
“S.F Edit: ** %” appears while the track is
being recorded. When the recording
finishes, “Complete!” appears.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO during step 4 through 8. After
pressing ENTER in step 9 to start recording, you
cannot interrupt the operation.
Notes
Fade-in and Fade-out
Recording
2
3
4
5
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until both “SHUF” and
“PGM” disappear.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly until “S.F
Edit?” appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Fade In?” or “Fade Out?” appears,
then press ENTER.
MD – Editing
1
• Do not disconnect the mains lead or move the system
while recording is in progress. This may damage the
recording data preventing recording from being
performed properly.
• You cannot change the recording level of the tracks
recorded in MDLP mode.
• Repeatedly changing the recording level results in
poor sound quality.
• The recording level will not return to the exact
original level once the recording level has been
changed even if it returned to the original level.
• The recording level cannot be changed while the
timer is activated.
• You cannot undo the S.F Edit Function even if you
use the Undo Function.
Playback starts.
6
Press . or > repeatedly until the
track number you want to change the
recording level appears, then press
ENTER.
“Time5.0s” appears.
7
While monitoring the sound, press .
or > repeatedly to change the Fadein or Fade-out recording time.
The system plays the portion that will be
recorded over using Fade-in or Fade-out
Recording. You can set the time at any
value between 1.0 second and 15.0 seconds,
in 0.1 second steps. You cannot set the time
longer than the track.
8
Press ENTER.
“S.F Edit OK?” appears.
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Tuner
A preset number flashes. Perform steps 6
and 7 while the preset number flashes.
Presetting radio stations
You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM
stations. You can then tune in any of those
stations simply by selecting the corresponding
preset number.
Automatic tuning preset
Preset number
6
7
You can automatically tune in all of the stations
that can be received in your area and then
manually store the radio frequency of the
desired stations.
8
1
Tip
2
3
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly (or
move TUNER lever on the DVD player
to FM or AM) to select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” appears.
Press + or – on the remote repeatedly
until the frequency indication starts to
change, then release it.
The frequency changes as the system scans
for a station. Scanning stops automatically
when a station is tuned in. At that time,
“TUNED” and “ST” (for an FM stereo
program) appear.
If “TUNED” does not appear and the
scanning does not stop
Press MENU/NO.
Press + or – (or move TUNER lever on
the DVD player to + or –) repeatedly to
select the desired preset number.
Press ENTER.
“Complete!” appears.
Repeat steps 1 through 7 to store other
stations.
Press TUNING MODE to stop scanning.
Manual tuning preset
You can manually tune in and store the radio
frequency of the desired stations.
1
2
3
4
5
Set the frequency of the desired radio
station as described in steps 2 and 3 of
“Manual tuning preset”.
4
Press . or > repeatedly to select
“Memory?”, then press ENTER.
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly (or
move TUNER lever on the DVD player
to FM or AM) to select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
both “AUTO” and “PRESET”
disappear.
Press + or – on the remote repeatedly
to tune in the desired station.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly to select
“Memory?”, then press ENTER.
A preset number flashes. Perform steps 6
and 7 while the preset number flashes.
6
7
Press + or – (or move TUNER lever on
the DVD player to + or –) repeatedly to
select the desired preset number.
Press ENTER.
“Complete!” appears.
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Repeat steps 1 through 7 to store other
stations.
Other operations
To
Do this
Tune in a station
with a weak signal
Follow the procedure described
in “Manual tuning preset”.
Set another station
to the existing
preset number
Start over from step 1. After
step 5, press + or – (or move
TUNER lever on the DVD
player to + or –) repeatedly to
select the preset number you
want to store the other station.
Tips
• The preset stations are retained for about a day even
if you disconnect the mains lead or if a power failure
occurs.
• You can label the preset stations “Labelling the
preset stations” (page 64).
• To improve the reception, adjust the supplied
antennas or connect an external antenna.
Listening to the radio
You can listen to a radio station either by
selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning
in the station.
Listening to a preset station
— Preset Tuning
Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first
(see “Presetting radio stations” on page 62).
1
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“PRESET” appears.
Press + or – (or move TUNER lever on
the DVD player to + or –) repeatedly to
select the desired preset station.
Preset number
Tuner
3
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly (or
move TUNER lever on the DVD player
to FM or AM) to select “FM” or “AM”.
Frequency*
* The station name appears only if you have
labelled the station (see “Labelling the preset
stations” on page 64).
To select the desired preset
number using the number buttons
Press number buttons instead of performing
step 3. To enter preset number 10 or higher,
press >10 and the corresponding number
buttons. To enter 0, press 10/0.
In addition, you can select a preset number even
when the tuning mode is other than PRESET by
selecting + or – with the TUNER lever on the
DVD player.
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Listening to non-preset radio
station
Labelling the preset
stations
— Manual Tuning
1
2
3
— Station Name
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly (or
move TUNER lever on the DVD player
to FM or AM) to select “FM” or “AM”.
You can label each preset station with up to
10 characters (Station Name).
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
both “AUTO” and “PRESET”
disappear.
1
Press + or – on the remote repeatedly
to tune in the desired station.
2
Tune in the station you want to label
(see “Listening to the radio” on
page 63).
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT.
The cursor starts flashing.
Tips
• To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied
antennas, or connect a commercially available
external antenna.
• When an FM stereo program has static noise, press
FM MODE repeatedly until “MONO” appears.
There will be no stereo effect, but the reception will
improve.
• Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “AUTO”
appears in step 2 above, then press + or – on the
remote. The frequency indication changes and
scanning stops when the system tunes in a station
(Automatic Tuning).
• To record the radio programs, use manual recording
(pages 45 and 68).
• You can switch from another source to the tuner by
pressing TUNER BAND (Automatic Source
Selection). However, while the Net MD function is
on, you cannot switch the function.
Cursor
3
Perform steps 3 to 6 of “Labelling an
MD/group/track” (page 52).
To cancel labelling
Press MENU/NO.
To erase the station name
1
Tune in the preset station you want to erase
the station name.
2
3
4
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT.
Press CLEAR repeatedly to erase the name.
Press ENTER.
Note
When you tune in a station that provides RDS services,
the station name is overwritten.
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Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station from the FM band.
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the station name appears in the display.
What is the Radio Data
System?
To check the RDS information
Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting
service that allows radio stations to send
additional information along with the regular
program signal. This tuner offers convenient
RDS features like station name display. RDS is
available only on FM stations.*
Station name* t Frequency t Clock display
t Sound Field status t Volume
Each time you press DISPLAY on the DVD
player, the display changes cyclically as
follows:
* If the RDS broadcast is not properly received, the
station name may not appear in the display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you are tuned
in is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal is weak.
Tuner
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same types of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS system, check with your
local radio stations for details on RDS services in
your area.
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Tape – Play
Loading a tape
Load a recorded/recordable tape into the
tape slot with the side you want to play/
record facing up.
Playing a tape
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
1
2
With the side you want to
play/record facing up.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to TAPE.
Press DIRECTION on the MD deck
repeatedly to select “g” to play one
side. Select “h” (or “j”*) to play
both sides.
* The tape deck stops automatically after
repeating the sequence five times.
3
Press TAPE nN.
The N indicator lights up and the tape
starts playing the front side.
To play the reverse side, press TAPE
nN again. The n indicator lights up
and the tape starts playing the reverse side.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press again to resume
play.
Fast-forward or
rewind
Press m or M.
Switch to TAPE
function from
another source*
Press TAPE nN (Automatic
Source selection).
Remove a tape
Press Z TAPE on the MD deck.
* While the Net MD function is on, you cannot switch
the function.
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Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite
CD/MD tracks on a tape
— CD/MD-TAPE Synchro Recording
To record a CD or MD by
specifying track order
You can record only your favorite CD or MD
tracks using Program Play. Between steps 2 and
3, perform steps 1 to 5 of “Creating your own
program” (page 21) or “Programming MD
tracks” (page 39).
Notes
You can record a whole CD or MD on a tape.
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
Use buttons on the MD deck for the operation.
1
2
3
4
Load a recordable tape.
Load a CD or MD you want to record.
Press MODE repeatedly until
“CDtTAPE SYNC” or “MDtTAPE
SYNC” appears.
Press ENTER/START.
5
6
Press DIRECTION repeatedly until
“g” appears to record on one side or
“h” (or “j”) to record on both
sides.
Move TAPE lever to nN to select
recording side.
If you select both sides recording or front
side recording, move TAPE lever to nN
to light up the N indicator. If you record
on the reverse side, move TAPE lever to
nN again to light up the n indicator.
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Tip
If you select both sides recording and the tape reaches
the end of the front side part-way through a track, the
entire track is recorded again from the beginning of the
reverse side.
Tape – Play/Tape – Recording
“Press START” flashes. The tape deck
stands by for recording and the DVD player
or MD deck pauses for play.
• CD Synchro Recording is not available with DVDs
and JPEG files.
• You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
• If the CD or MD play mode is set to Repeat Play or
Shuffle Play, it automatically switches to Normal
Play in step 4.
• When you record from a Super Audio CD with multichannel sound, only the sound from the front L/R
speakers is recorded.
Press ENTER/START while “Press
START” flashes.
Recording starts.
When the recording is completed, the DVD
player or MD deck, and the tape deck stop
automatically.
To stop recording
Move TAPE lever to x.
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Recording on a tape
manually
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop recording
Move TAPE lever to x.
Pause recording
Press X.
— Manual Recording
Note
You can record just the portions you like from a
disc, MD or radio program on a tape.
You can also record from connected
components (see “Hooking up optional
components” on page 84).
Use buttons on the MD deck for the operation.
1
2
Load a recordable tape.
Press FUNCTION on the remote
repeatedly to select the desired source
to record.
• DVD: To record from this system’s DVD
player.
• MD: To record from this system’s MD
deck.
• TUNER: To record from this system’s
tuner.
• TV: To record from the connected TV.
• VIDEO (SAT): To record from the
connected optional component.
3
Press REC.
The tape deck stands by for recording.
4
5
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select
“g” to record on one side. Select
“h” (or “j”) to record on both
sides.
Move TAPE lever to nN repeatedly
to select recording side.
If you select both sides recording or front
side recording, move TAPE lever to nN
to light up the N indicator. If you record
on the reverse side, move TAPE lever to
nN again to light up the n indicator.
6
Press X, then start playing the desired
source to record.
Recording starts.
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When you record from a Super Audio CD with multichannel sound, only the sound from the front L/R
speakers is recorded.
Tip
If noise is heard while recording from the tuner, move
the respective antenna to reduce the noise.
Automatic decoding of the
audio input signal
Sound Adjustment
Switching the speaker
output
You can select from three different speaker
output modes: the front L/R speakers, the front
L/R speakers and the subwoofer, and the front L/
R speakers, center speaker, surround L/R
speakers and the subwoofer.
When using only the front L/R speakers or the
front L/R speakers and the subwoofer, the multi
channel sound is downmixed and played on two
channels.
Press SPEAKER OUT MODE repeatedly
until the desired speaker output appears.
Display
Front L/R speakers
2CH
Front L/R speakers and
subwoofer
2.1CH
Front L/R, center, surround L/R
speakers and subwoofer
5.1CH
Note
The speaker output is fixed to “2CH” and cannot be
switched during recording.
1
2
Press SPEAKER OUT MODE
repeatedly until “5.1CH” appears.
Press SOUND FIELD + or – repeatedly
until “A.F.D. AUTO” appears.
Using only the front speakers
and subwoofer (2 CHANNEL
STEREO)
This mode outputs the sound from the front L/R
speakers (2CH), or the front L/R speakers and
subwoofer (2.1CH). Standard two channel
(stereo) sources completely bypass the sound
field processing. Multi channel surround
formats are downmixed to two channels.
This allows you to play any source using only
the front L/R speakers and subwoofer.
1
2
Sound Adjustment
Speaker output
The auto decoding function automatically
detects the type of audio signal being input
(Dolby Digital, DTS, or standard 2 channel
stereo) and performs the proper decoding if
necessary. This mode presents the sound as it
was recorded/encoded, without adding any
effects (e.g. reverberation).
However, if there are no low frequency signals
(Dolby Digital LFE, etc.), it will generate a low
frequency signal for output to the subwoofer.
Press SPEAKER OUT MODE
repeatedly until “2CH” or “2.1CH”
appears.
Press SOUND FIELD + or – repeatedly
until “2CH STEREO” appears.
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Selecting the surround
effect
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of system’s preprogrammed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theatres
into your home.
The sound fields that can be selected differ
according to the speaker output selection and the
sound source to be played.
1
2
Press SPEAKER OUT MODE
repeatedly to select the speaker output
you desire.
Press SOUND FIELD + or – repeatedly
to select the effect you desire.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
x When the speaker output is set to
“5.1CH”
A.F.D. AUTO*1 y PRO LOGIC y
PLII MOVIE y PLII MUSIC y
C.ST.EX A*2 y C.ST.EX B*2 y
C.ST.EX C*2 y ROCK y POP y
JAZZ y CLASSIC y DANCE
x When the speaker output is set to
“2CH” or “2.1CH”, or the headphones
are connected
2CH STEREO*1 y C.ST.EX A*2 y
C.ST.EX B*2 y C.ST.EX C*2 y ROCK
y POP y JAZZ y CLASSIC y
DANCE
*1
*2
During playing a Super Audio CD, the sound
field is fixed to “A.F.D. AUTO” or “2CH
STEREO”.
DCS (Digital Cinema Sound) technology is
used.
• A.F.D. AUTO (Auto Format Direct Auto):
The sound recorded on the source is output as
is.
• PRO LOGIC: Performs Pro Logic decoding.
The source recorded in 2 channels is decoded
into 4 channels.
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• PL II MUSIC: Performs the Pro Logic II
music mode decoding. This setting is ideal for
normal stereo sources such as CDs.
• PL II MOVIE: Performs Pro Logic II movie
mode decoding. This setting is ideal for
movies encoded in Dolby Surround. In
addition, this mode can reproduce sound in
5.1 channels when watching videos of
overdubbed or old movies.
• ROCK, POP, JAZZ, CLASSIC, DANCE:
Sound field effects suited to each genre can be
obtained.
• 2CH STEREO: The sound recorded on the
source is output as is.
About Cinema Studio EX
Cinema Studio EX is ideal for enjoying the
movie software encoded with multi channel
format, such as the Dolby Digital DVD. This
mode reproduces the sound characteristics of
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s studios.
Cinema Studio EX consists of the following
three elements.
• Virtual Multi Dimension
Creates 5 sets of virtual speakers surrounding
the listener from a single pair of actual
surround speakers.
• Screen Depth Matching
In a movie theater, sound seems to come from
inside the image reflected on the movie
screen. This element creates the same
sensation in your listening room by shifting
the sound of the front speakers “into” the
screen.
• Cinema Studio Reverberation
Reproduces the reverberations peculiar to a
movie recording studio.
Cinema Studio EX is the integrated mode which
operates these elements simultaneously.
x C.ST.EX A (Cinema Studio EX A)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the
Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant
Theater” cinema production studio. This is a
standard mode, great for watching most any type
of movie.
x C.ST.EX B (Cinema Studio EX B)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the
Sony Pictures Entertainment “Kim Novak
Theater” cinema production studio. This mode
is ideal for watching science-fiction or action
movies with lots of sound effects.
x C.ST.EX C (Cinema Studio EX C)
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the
Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage. This
mode is ideal for watching musicals or classic
films where music is featured in the soundtrack.
Adjusting the sound
You can reinforce the bass and create a more
powerful sound.
Press DDSG*.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
DDSG OFF t DDSG LOW t DDSG HIGH
Notes
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
cause increased noise in the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ virtual
speakers, you will not be able to hear any sound
coming directly from the surround speakers.
• When playing a soundtrack with a sampling
frequency of 96 kHz, the signal is converted as
48 kHz and output.
* DDSG: Digital Dynamic Sound Generator
Tip
When the speaker output is set to “5.1CH” or “2.1CH”,
the bass level can be adjusted by adjusting the
subwoofer sound level to obtain a more powerful
sound. For details, see “Adjusting the speaker volume
and level” on page 37.
About DCS (Digital Cinema
Sound)
Sound Adjustment
C.ST.EX A, EX B and EX C use DCS
technology. In the collaboration with Sony
Pictures Entertainment, Sony measured the
sound environment of their studios and
integrated the data of the measurement and
Sony’s own DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
technology to develop “Digital Cinema Sound”.
“Digital Cinema Sound” simulates in a home
theater an ideal movie theater sound
environment based on the preference of movie
director.
To cancel the surround effect
Press SOUND FIELD + or – repeatedly until
“A.F.D. AUTO” or “2CH STEREO” appears.
Note
During recording, the speaker output is fixed to “2CH”
and the sound field is fixed to “2CH STEREO”.
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Waking up to music
Timer
Falling asleep to music
— Sleep Timer
You can set the system to turn off after a certain
time, so that you can fall asleep to music.
— Play Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset time. Make
sure you have set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 12).
1
Press SLEEP.
• DVD: Load a disc. To start from a
specific track, make a program (see
“Creating your own program” on
page 21).
• MD: Load a MD. To start from a specific
track, make a program (see
“Programming MD tracks” on page 39).
• Tape: Load a tape.
• Tuner: Tune in the preset radio station
(see “Listening to the radio” on page 63).
Each time you press the button, the minute
display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as
follows:
AUTO* t 90MIN t 80MIN t 70MIN
t … t 10MIN t SLEEP OFF
* The system automatically turns off in 240 minutes or
after the current disc, MD or tape finishes playing.
Other operations
To
Press
Check the
SLEEP once.
remaining time**
Change the time
to turn off
SLEEP repeatedly to select the
time you want.
Cancel the Sleep SLEEP repeatedly until “SLEEP
Timer Function OFF” appears.
** You cannot check the remaining time if you select
“AUTO”.
2
3
4
5
Press VOLUME + or – (or turn VOLUME
control on the DVD player) to adjust the
volume.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press . or > repeatedly to select
“PLAY SET?”, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired type of timer appears.
• PLAY ONCE?: The timer activates only
once.
• PLAY DAILY?: The timer activates at
the same time every day.
• PLAY WEEKLY?: The timer activates
at the same time on the set day of every
week.
Notes
• You cannot turn off the TV power using the Sleep
Timer.
• Do not set to “AUTO” during Synchro Recording on
an MD or a tape.
• You cannot use the Sleep Timer while the Net MD
function is on.
• During S.F Edit operation, the system does not turn
off automatically even when the designated time has
elapsed. The system turns off after the S.F Edit
operation finishes.
Prepare the sound source you want to
play.
6
Press ENTER.
When you select “PLAY ONCE?” or
“PLAY WEEKLY?” in step 5, the day of
the week indication flashes.
Proceed to step 9 when you select “PLAY
DAILY?” in step 5.
Tip
You can use the Sleep Timer, even if you have not set
the clock.
7
8
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
day of the week that the timer activates.
Press ENTER.
The hour indication flashes.
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Set the time to start playing.
Notes
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
hour, then press ENTER.
The minute indication flashes.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
minute, then press ENTER.
• If you use the Play Timer and the recording timer at
the same time, the recording timer has priority.
• If you use the Play Timer and the Sleep Timer at the
same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• The system turns on 30 seconds before the preset
time. Do not operate the system from the time the
system turns on until the play starts.
• If the system is on 30 seconds before the preset time,
the Play Timer will not be activated.
• You cannot use the optional component connected to
VIDEO/SAT IN or VIDEO/SAT DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL jacks as the sound source for Play Timer.
10 Set the time to stop playing following
the same procedure as step 7 to 9.
11 Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired sound source appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
t TUNER y DVD PLAY T
t TAPE PLAY y MD PLAY T
12 Press ENTER.
The timer settings appear, then the original
display returns.
13 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Other operations
To
Do this
Check the setting/
active the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
repeatedly until “TIMER
SELECT?” appears, then
press ENTER.
3 Press . or >
repeatedly until “PLAY
ON?” appears, then press
ENTER.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
Timer
2 Press . or >
SELECT.
2 Press . or >
repeatedly until “TIMER
OFF?” appears, then press
ENTER.
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Timer recording radio
programs
You can record a preset radio station from a
specified time.
To timer record, you must first preset the radio
station (see “Presetting radio stations” on
page 62) and set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 12).
1
2
3
4
5
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to a preset station” on
page 63).
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press . or > repeatedly to select
“REC SET?”, then press ENTER.
8
Press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
day of the week that the timer activates.
Press ENTER.
The hour indication flashes.
9
Set the time to start recording.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
hour, then press ENTER.
The minute indication flashes.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
minute, then press ENTER.
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11 Press . or > repeatedly to select
“MD” or “TAPE”, then press ENTER.
12 When you record on an MD, press .
or > repeatedly to select the
recording mode (e.g., “LP2”), then
press ENTER.
The timer recording settings appear, then
the original display returns.
13 Load a recordable MD or tape.
14 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Other operations
To
Do this
Check the setting
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press . or >
repeatedly until “TIMER
SELECT?” appears, then
press ENTER.
3 Press m or M repeatedly
until the timer number (e.g.,
“REC 1”) you want to check
appears, then press ENTER.
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired type of timer appears.
When you select “ONCE?” or
“WEEKLY?” in step 5, the day of the week
indication flashes.
Proceed to step 9 when you select
“DAILY?” in step 5.
7
the same procedure as step 7 to 9.
Press . or > repeatedly until the
timer number (e.g., “REC 1”) you want
to set appears, then press ENTER.
• ONCE?: The timer activates only once.
• DAILY?: The timer activates at the same
time every day.
• WEEKLY?: The timer activates at the
same time on the set day of every week.
6
10 Set the time to stop recording following
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Active/cancel the
timer
1 Press m or M repeatedly
to display the timer number
(e.g., “REC 1”) you want to
active/cancel in step 3 of
“Check the setting”.
2 Press . or >
repeatedly to select the timer
number (active the timer) or
“ - ” (cancel the timer), then
press ENTER.
If the timer is not set, “ · ”
appears.
Notes
• If you use the recording timer and the Sleep Timer at
the same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• The system turns on 30 seconds before the preset
time. Do not operate the system from the time the
system turns on until the play starts.
• If the system is on 30 seconds before the preset time,
the recording timer will not be activated.
• The volume is reduced to minimum during
recording.
• When you record on an MD, if recording timer is set
with the Group Function on but no group is specified,
the material is recorded into a new group.
• Note that if the recording timer is set at the same time
as the Play Timer sound source is set to tape, the
recording timer sound may be recorded onto the tape.
Tip
When you record from the radio, the station name (or
the frequency when the station is not labelled
(page 64)) is recorded on an MD together with the start
time and the stop time.
Display
Turning off the display
— Power Saving Mode
The clock display can be turned off to minimize
the amount of power consumed during standby
(Power Saving Mode).
Press DISPLAY on the DVD player
repeatedly while the system is off until the
clock display disappears.
To cancel Power Saving Mode
Press DISPLAY on the DVD player while the
system is off. Each time you press the button, the
display switches cyclically as follows:
Clock display* t No display (Power Saving
Mode)
* “– –:– –” appears if you have not set the clock.
Tip
The timer continues to operate in Power Saving Mode.
Display
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Notes
Viewing information
about the disc in the
display
You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current track or that of the disc.
When a DVD/CD-TEXT disc or a disc with
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image file is loaded,
you can also check the information recorded on
disc, such as the titles.
Checking the remaining time
and titles (DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/
Super Audio CD/MP3/JPEG)
Press DISPLAY on the DVD player during
Normal Play.
x When playing a JPEG
Current file number t File name*2 t Album
(folder) name*2*6 t Clock display*3 t Sound
field status*3 t Volume*3
*1
*2
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
*3
x When playing a DVD
*4
Current title number and elapsed playing time
t Current title number and remaining time*1
t Current chapter number and elapsed playing
time*1 t Current chapter number and
remaining time*1 t Title*2 t Clock display*3
t Sound field status*3 t Volume*3
x When playing a CD/Super Audio CD/
VIDEO CD without PBC function
Current track number and elapsed playing time*4
t Current track number and remaining time*4
t Elapsed playing time of the disc*5 t
Remaining time of the disc*5 t Track title*2 t
Clock display*3 t Sound field status*3 t
Volume*3
x When playing an MP3
Current track number and elapsed playing time
t Current track number and remaining time t
Track title (file name)*2 t Album (folder)
name*2*6 t Clock display*3 t Sound field
status*3 t Volume*3
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• ID3 tags support only version 1.
• When an ID3 tag is recorded on the current MP3 file,
the ID3 information appears in place of the track title
(file name).
• The ID3 tag character code conforms to ASCII and
ISO9660. Joliet format discs display only in ASCII.
Characters that do not support ASCII or ISO9660 are
not displayed correctly.
• When the MP3 bit rate is VBR (Variable Bit Rate),
the MP3 elapsed playing time and remaining time
may not be displayed correctly.
*5
*6
Depending on the disc or play mode, the disc
information may not be displayed.
Only alphabet letters and numbers can be displayed.
The disc that does not include the alphabet
information is skipped.
After a short time, the display returns to the top
item.
When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions,
only the playing time of the scene is displayed.
These are not displayed during Shuffle Play or
Program Play.
When the text information finishes scrolling, the
display returns to the top item.
Checking the remaining time
and titles (MD)
Press DISPLAY on the MD deck during
Normal Play.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Current track number and elapsed playing time
t Current track number and remaining time t
Remaining time of the MD*1 t Track title*2
*1
*2
When the Group Function is on, the remaining time
of all tracks in the group is displayed.
Only when the track is labelled.
Checking the total playing
time and titles (DVD/VIDEO
CD/CD/Super Audio CD/MP3/
JPEG)
Checking the total playing
time and titles (MD)
Press DISPLAY on the DVD player in stop
mode.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Total number of tracks and the total playing
time*1 t Remaining recordable time
(recordable MD only) t Disc title*2
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
x When a DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio
CD is in stop mode
Press DISPLAY on the MD deck in stop
mode.
*1
Total number of titles*1
or total number of tracks
and the total playing time*2 t Disc title*3 t
Clock display*4 t Sound Field status*4 t
Volume*4
*1
*2
*3
*4
*2
For discs with DVD
For discs with VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio CD
The disc that does not include the alphabet
information is skipped.
After a short time, the display returns to the top
item.
x When an MP3/JPEG is in stop mode
(folders)*1
Total number of albums
t Disc
title*2 t Clock display*3 t Sound Field
status*3 t Volume*3
*1
*3
Checking the station name
(TUNER)
Press DISPLAY on the DVD player while
listening to the radio.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Station name*1 t Preset number and
frequency*2 t Clock display*3 t Sound Field
status*3 t Volume*3
*1
*2
*3
Only when the preset station is labelled.
When a radio station name is labelled, it appears for
a short time and then the display returns to the top
item.
After a short time, the display returns to the top
item.
Display
*2
When play mode is “ALBM” or “ALBM SHUF”,
total track number (MP3) or total file number
(JPEG) of the selected album is displayed.
When “ALBM” or “ALBM SHUF” is selected,
album (folder) name is displayed.
After a short time, the display returns to the top
item.
When the Group Function is on, the total number of
groups (when no group is selected) or the total
number of tracks and the total playing time within
the group (when a group is selected) are displayed.
“– – –.– –” appears when the total playing time of
the MD exceeds 1,000 minutes.
Only when the disc is labelled. When the Group
Function is on, the group title is displayed.
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To scroll a long name
Press SCROLL.
Note
Depending on the DVD, the disc information may not
be displayed or the display may not be changed.
Tips
• You can check the current track title during
playback. If you press SCROLL, a track title appears
scrolling in the display.
• To label a disc, tracks, and groups, see “Labelling an
MD/group/track” on page 52.
• To label the preset stations, see “Labelling the preset
stations” on page 64.
• You can check the playing time of the disc using the
Control Menu (see “Viewing information about the
disc in the on-screen display” on page 78).
Viewing information
about the disc in the
on-screen display
You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current title, chapter, or track, and the
total playing time of the disc.
You can also check the DVD/CD text and file/
album name recorded on the disc.
1
Press DVD DISPLAY during play.
The Control Menu appears.
2
Press DISPLAY on the DVD player to
change the time information.
The display and the kinds of time that you
can change depend on the disc you are
playing.
Time information
DVD
1 2 ( 2 7 ) MAKING SCENE
18(34)
T
1:32:55
Disc type
DVD
x When playing a DVD
• T **:**:**
Elapsed playing time of the current title
• T–**:**:**
Remaining time of the current title
• C **:**:**
Elapsed playing time of the current chapter
• C–**:**:**
Remaining time of the current chapter
• **:**:**
Elapsed playing time of the current title
without menu or chapter
x When playing a VIDEO CD (with PBC
function)
• **:**
Elapsed playing time of the current scene
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x When playing a VIDEO CD (without PBC
function)/CD/Super Audio CD
• T **:**
Elapsed playing time of the current track
• T–**:**
Remaining time of the current track
• D **:**
Elapsed playing time of the current disc
• D–**:**
Remaining time of the current disc
x When playing an MP3
Checking the date
information
(JPEG only)
You can check the date information during play
when the Exif* tag is recorded in the JPEG
image data.
Press DVD DISPLAY during play.
The Control Menu appears.
• T **:**
Elapsed playing time of the current track
• T–**:**
Remaining time of the current track
Date information
MOUNTAIN
FAMILY
1 ( 2 0 ) BIRTHDAY
JPEG
1 / 1 / 2003
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DVD DISPLAY.
Notes
• Only alphabet letters and numbers can be displayed.
Anything else is displayed “ ”.
• Depending on the disc being played, the system can
only display a limited number of characters. Also,
depending on the disc, all text characters are not
displayed.
* “Exchangeable Image File Format” is a digital
camera image format defined by the Japan
Electronics & Information technology Industries
Association.
Note
If there is no date information or data is damaged on
the disc, the system cannot display the date
information.
You can change the date information order by selecting
“JPEG DATE” setting in “CUSTOM SETUP” (see
page 27).
Display
Tip
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Notes
Optional Personal Computer
Connecting a personal
computer to the system
When you connect a personal computer
for the first time, use the supplied
CD-ROM and install the software in the
computer before connecting the
supplied USB cable. Refer to the notes
on the CD-ROM case regarding
installation. Next, remove the label
affixed over the USB jack on the system,
and connect the computer to the system
using the supplied USB cable. Finally,
turn on the system.
You can listen to the audio recorded in the
computer’s hard disk or on a CD-ROM loaded
on the CD-ROM drive through the systems
speakers. And also you can operate the system
from the connected personal computer installed
the supplied software (M-crew or SonicStage for
Sony Net MDs).
Personal computer
To the USB port on
a computer
Supplied
USB cable
To the USB port
MD deck
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• Be sure to use the dedicated software (M-crew or
SonicStage for Sony Net MDs) supplied with this
system.
• When you connect the supplied USB cable to your
computer, a driver installation may start
automatically. If a “File required” dialog box or other
dialog box appears, reinstall the device driver.
• Disconnecting the USB cable is recommended while
it is not in use.
• Even if you adjust the volume on the computer side,
the system volume cannot be adjusted.
• When you connect the USB cable, the sound output
destination switches from the computer to the
system. To return the output destination to the
computer, stop the track being played by the
computer and disconnect the USB cable. To listen to
a track stored on your computer with the system, the
system must be set to the PC function.
• Operation is not guaranteed when using other than
the supplied USB cable or when extending the cable
with an extension connector, etc.
About the supplied
M-crew
M-crew is software that allows you to operate
the system from a computer installed with the
software and connected to the system through a
USB cable. The operations you can perform are
disc (DVD, etc.), MD and tuner playback,
recording and editing, etc.
For details on the installation and operation of
M-crew, refer to the online help and the supplied
M-crew instruction manual.
Note
Be sure to install the M-crew software to your
computer before connecting the system to your
computer. If you are reinstalling the software, be sure
to disconnect the USB cable before starting the
installation.
Listening to audio files on
a personal computer
The supplied M-crew software allows you to
play back music data in your personal computer
that has been registered to M-crew, tune in
Internet radio stations, and perform other
operations using the system remote (PC
LIBRARY CONTROL). Music data in your
personal computer is registered to M-crew by
computer operations. Also, you cannot play
back tracks on the computer’s hard disk or
through the CD-ROM drive using the system
remote. To play these tracks, operate the
computer. However, note that M-crew cannot
play tracks through the computer’s CD-ROM
drive.
Be sure to check that the system and the
computer are connected correctly before
performing M-crew operations.
1
Start up the M-crew software installed
from the supplied CD-ROM.
Refer to the supplied M-crew instruction
manual for the M-crew installation, startup
and setup methods.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to PC.
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3
Press PC LIB repeatedly to select the
following modes.
• PC: Personal computer operations. In
this mode you can listen to music with
general music playback software such as
Windows Media Player. “USB Audio”
appears in the MD deck display.
• MUSIC LIBRARY: System remote
operations. In this mode you can listen to
music data (play list) registered to Mcrew. When you press DISPLAY on the
MD deck to switch to name display, the
name of the track currently being played
appears in the MD deck display.
• WEB RADIO: System remote
operations. In this mode you can listen to
Internet radio stations registered to Mcrew. When you press DISPLAY on the
MD deck to switch to name display, the
name of the Internet radio station
currently broadcasting appears in the MD
deck display.
Note
The mode selection is valid only when M-crew is
active. When M-crew is not active, you can start
up general music playback software and listen to
music using computer operations, regardless of
the mode.
4
Press PC N.
Music or radio playback starts in MUSIC
LIBRARY or WEB RADIO mode selected
in step 3.
Note
In WEB RADIO mode, the Internet Explorer
connection setup and Internet connection must be
made beforehand. The system and M-crew do not have
dial-up or other Internet connection and disconnect
functions. These Internet connection and disconnect
operations should be done on the computer side.
When using an Internet service with a contract
where fees are based on connection time, be
sure to remember to disconnect from the
Internet after using WEB RADIO.
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Remote operations in MUSIC
LIBRARY and WEB RADIO modes
To
Do this
Stop playback
Press x.
Pause playback
Press X during playback. (This
function may not work for some
Internet radio stations depending
on the transmission format.)
Select a track or Press . or >.
an Internet radio
station
Adjust the
volume
Press VOLUME + or –.
Switch the
display
Press DISPLAY on the MD deck.
Switch to PC
function from
another source*
Press PC N in step 2 (Automatic
Source selection).
* While the Net MD function is on, you cannot switch
the function.
Tip
You can also select the play list track number or radio
station number using the number buttons instead of
. or >. To enter preset number 10 or higher,
press >10 followed by the number button for the one’s
digit. To enter 0, press 10/0.
Notes
About the supplied
SonicStage for Sony Net
MDs
SonicStage for Sony Net MDs is a software
application that utilizes Sony Corporation’s
copyright protection technology, “OpenMG”. It
allows users to store and play digital music
content on the hard disk drive of a computer, and
to transfer digital audio files from the hard drive
to an MD (check out) for portable listening.
For details on the installation and basic
operation of SonicStage for Sony Net MDs,
refer to the supplied SonicStage instruction
manual. For details on the advanced operation of
SonicStage for Sony Net MDs, refer to the
online help for SonicStage for Sony Net MDs.
Note
Be sure to install the SonicStage for Sony Net MDs
software to your computer before connecting the
system to your computer. If you are reinstalling the
software, be sure to disconnect the USB cable before
starting the installation.
• While the Net MD function is on, you cannot change
the sound source nor operate the system except for
ejecting the MD with Z MD.
• You cannot use the Net MD function while the timer
is on.
• When “Check USB” appears in the display, check
the USB connection of the system and the personal
computer.
• “CONNECT” appears in the display while you are
checking-in/out tracks with SonicStage for Sony Net
MDs. In this case, do not disconnect the supplied
USB cable. For details on check-in/out, refer to the
online help of SonicStage.
• While the Net MD function is on, the following
functions are cancelled or the settings are cleared:
– Repeat Play, Shuffle Play, Program Play
– Group function
• When playing back these MDs on a system that does
not support MDLP mode, set the transfer mode
during SonicStage check-out to “Stereo Transfer”. If
transfer is performed in LP2 or LP4 mode, you will
be unable to play back these MDs on a system that
does not support MDLP mode.
Using SonicStage for Sony
Net MDs
1
Press NET MD on the MD deck.
The Net MD function is activated and “Net
MD” appears.
3
4
5
Start up and operate SonicStage for
Sony Net MDs on the personal
computer.
Quit SonicStage for Sony Net MDs after
use.
Press NET MD on the MD deck to turn
off the Net MD function.
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2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
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Optional Components
Hooking up optional components
To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions
provided with each component.
From the audio/video output jacks of
the optional analog component
From the digital output jack of
the optional digital component
A VIDEO/SAT IN jacks
C USB port
Use the audio/video cords (not supplied) to
connect an optional analog component (VCR,
etc.) to these jacks. You can then record or listen
to from the component through this system.
Use the supplied USB cable to connect a
personal computer.
B VIDEO/SAT DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL jack
Use a digital optical cable (square, not supplied)
to connect an optional digital component
(satellite tuner, etc.) to this jack. You can then
record or listen to from the component through
this system.
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A personal computer
Listening to audio from a
connected component
Listening to a digital
component (such as a
satellite tuner)
1
Connect an optical cable.
See “Hooking up optional components” on
page 84.
2
3
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“VIDEO” appears.
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“SAT?” appears, then press ENTER.
Start playing the connected component.
Listening to an analog
component (such as a VCR)
1
Connect the audio cords.
See “Hooking up optional components” on
page 84.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“VIDEO” appears.
Start playing the connected component.
Tip
When the component is connected using an optical
digital cable and audio/video cords, the audio from the
VIDEO/SAT DIGITAL IN OPTICAL jack has
priority.
Recording audio from a
connected component
Making a digital recording
from a digital component
The Serial Copy Management System (page 99)
may prevent you from making a digital
recording of certain material. In this case,
connect the component to VIDEO/SAT IN jacks
and make an analog recording.
In addition, you cannot make a digital recording
of sound encoded by other than PCM mode. Set
optional digital components to PCM output.
1
Connect the digital optical cable.
See “Hooking up optional components” on
page 84.
2
Start recording manually.
See “Recording on an MD manually”
(page 45).
Note
When Smart Space/Auto Cut is set to on, the recording
pauses if no sound continues for 30 seconds or more
(page 48).
Tips
• You can activate Time Machine Recording (page 46).
• You can adjust the recording level when recording on
an MD (page 49).
Optional Components
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Making an analog recording
from an analog component
1
Connect the audio cords.
See “Hooking up optional components” on
page 84.
2
Start recording manually.
See “Recording on an MD manually”
(page 45) or “Recording on a tape
manually” (page 68).
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General
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies
“– –:– –” appears in the display.
• A power interruption has occurred. Set the clock
(page 12) and timer setting (pages 72 and 74)
again.
1
Make sure the mains lead and speaker
cords are correctly and firmly connected.
2
Find your problem in the troubleshooting
checklist below and take the indicated
corrective action.
There is no sound.
• Press VOLUME + or turn VOLUME control on
the DVD player clockwise.
• Make sure the headphones are not connected.
• Check the speaker connections (page 9).
• The system is in pause mode or in slow-motion
play mode. Press SA-CD/DVD N to return to
normal play mode.
If the problem persists after doing all of the
above, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
In case of repairing, please bring the entire
system set (except for the speaker) to the service
station.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Move the system away from the source of noise.
• Connect the system to different mains.
• Install a noise filter (commercially available) to
the mains lead.
Should you encounter a problem with your
system, do the following:
When the ?/1 indicator flashes
The timer does not function.
• Active the timer, and “cPLAY” or
“cREC 1 – 3” lights up (pages 73 and 74).
• Check the timer setting and set the correct time
(pages 73 and 74).
• Cancel the Sleep Timer Function (page 72).
The remote does not function.
• Remove the obstacle.
• Move the remote closer to the system.
• Point the remote at the system’s sensor.
• Replace the batteries (size AA/R6).
• Locate the system away from the fluorescent light.
The buttons are disabled.
• Press Net MD on the MD deck to turn off the Net
MD function while it is not in use.
The system turned off automatically.
• Cancel the Sleep Timer Function (page 72).
• If approximately one hour passes with DVD
playback paused or with the DVD top menu or a
DVD menu displayed during DVD playback, the
system automatically turns off.
Troubleshooting
Immediately unplug the mains lead and check
the following items.
• Are the system control cables connected
correctly?
• If your system has a voltage selector, is the
voltage selector set to the correct voltage?
Check the voltage for your region, then
make sure the voltage selector is set
correctly.
• Are the + and – speaker cords shortcircuited?
• Are you using the supplied speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation holes
on the rear of the system?
Check all the above items and fix any
problems found. After ?/1 indicator stops
flashing, reconnect the mains lead and turn on
the system. If the indicator still flashes, or if
the cause of the problem cannot be found
even after checking all the above items,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The timer cannot be set.
• Set the clock again (page 12).
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Speakers
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or
reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected correctly and securely.
• Select “CENTER” in the BALANCE menu
(page 37).
The sound comes from the center speaker
only.
• Depending on the disc, the sound may come from
the center speaker only. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the disc.
There is no sound from the subwoofer.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected correctly and securely.
• Set the sound field to “A.F.D. AUTO” (page 70).
• Set the speaker output to “2.1CH” or “5.1CH”
(page 69).
There is no sound from the center speaker.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected correctly and securely.
• Set the sound field to “C.ST.EX A (or B, C)”
(page 70).
• Set the speaker output to “5.1CH” (page 69).
There is no sound from the surround
speakers.
• Check that the speakers and components are
connected correctly and securely.
• Set the sound field to “C.ST.EX A (or B, C)”
(page 70).
• Set the speaker output to “5.1CH” (page 69).
• Depending on the disc, the recorded sound level
may be too low. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the disc.
The surround effect is difficult to hear when
you are playing a Dolby Digital or MPEG audio
sound track.
• Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly to select a
sound effect other than “A.F.D. AUTO”
(page 70).
• Depending on the DVD, the output signal may not
be the entire 5.1 channel. It may be monaural or
stereo even if the sound track is recorded in Dolby
Digital or MPEG audio format.
The sound loses stereo effect when you play a
VIDEO CD, CD, or MP3.
• Set “AUDIO” to “STEREO” in the Control Menu
display (page 25).
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DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio
CD/MP3/JPEG player
“LOCKED” appears.
• Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
The disc does not eject.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
• Stop Synchro recording, then eject the disc.
Play does not start.
• Check whether a disc is loaded. (The disc
indicator lights up when a disc is loaded.)
• Wipe the disc clean (page 97).
• Replace the disc.
• Place the disc that this system can play (page 5).
• Place the disc correctly.
• Load the disc in the player with the label side up.
• Remove the disc and wipe away the moisture on
the disc, then leave the system turned on for a few
hours until the moisture evaporates.
• Press SA-CD/DVD N to start play.
• The region code on the DVD does not match the
system.
• Cancel the Custom Parental Control function
(page 32).
Custom Parental Control is set but the display
for entering the password does not appear.
• Set Custom Parental Control for the layer to be
limited.
You are playing a multi-channel Super Audio
CD but cannot obtain sound effects.
• Switch the audio to select the multi-channel area
(page 25).
• Set speaker output to “5.1CH” (page 69).
The sound skips.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 97).
• Replace the disc.
• Try moving the system to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
• Try moving the speakers away from the system, or
placing them on separate stands. When you listen
to a track with bass sounds at high volume, the
speaker vibration may cause the sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first track.
• Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both “PGM”
and “SHUF” disappear to return to Normal Play.
• Resume Play has been selected. Press x in stop
mode, then start playback (page 16).
• The title, DVD or PBC menu automatically
appears on the screen.
Playback starts automatically.
• The DVD features an auto playback function.
Playback stops automatically.
• Some discs may contain an auto pause signal.
While playing such a disc, the playback stops at
the auto pause signal.
The system turned off during DVD playback.
• If approximately one hour passes with DVD
playback paused or with the DVD top menu or a
DVD menu displayed during DVD playback, the
system automatically turns off.
You cannot perform some functions such as
Stop, Search, Slow-motion Play, Repeat Play,
Shuffle Play, or Program Play.
• Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do
some of the operations above. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the disc.
Messages do not appear on the screen in the
language you want.
• Select the language you want for the on-screen
display in “OSD” under “LANGUAGE SETUP”
in the Setup Display (page 27).
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
• Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the DVD
being played.
• The DVD prohibits changing the language for the
sound track.
The subtitle language cannot be changed.
• Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the
DVD being played.
• The DVD prohibits changing the subtitles.
The subtitle cannot be turned off.
• The DVD prohibits turning off subtitles.
The JPEG image file cannot be played.
• The DATA CD is not recorded in JPEG format
that conforms to ISO9660 level 1/level 2, Joliet or
Multi Session.
• The JPEG image file does not have the extension
“.JPG” or “.JPEG”.
• The data is not formatted in JPEG even though it
has the extension “.JPG” or “.JPEG”.
• Length or width of image is more than 4720 dots.
• Remove the disc and select “CUSTOM SETUP”
from the setup items. Then select “DATA CD
PRIORITY” and set to “JPEG” again (page 27).
• Playback is possible up to 8 levels.
• Progressive JPEG format files cannot be played
on this system.
• The maximum number of albums (99) or files
(250) is exceeded (page 6).
The album title, track title and ID3 tag do not
appear correctly.
• Use a disc that conforms with ISO9660 level 1/
level 2, Joliet or Multi Session in the expansion
format.
• The ID3 tag displays only the track title
information and applies only to version 1.
Troubleshooting
The angles cannot be changed.
• Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD being
played.
• The DVD prohibits changing the angles.
MP3 audio track cannot be played back.
• Recording was not performed according to the
ISO9660 level 1/level 2 format, Joliet or Multi
Session in the expansion format.
• The MP3 audio track does not have the extension
“.MP3”.
• The data is not stored in MP3 format.
• Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio
Layer-3 files cannot be played.
• Remove the disc and select “CUSTOM SETUP”
from the setup items. Then select “DATA CD
PRIORITY” and set to “MP3” again (page 27).
• Playback is possible up to 8 levels.
• The maximum number of albums (99) or tracks
(250) is exceeded (page 6).
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Picture
There is no picture.
• Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “DVD” or
“VIDEO” appears.
• Check that the system is connected securely.
• The SCART cord is damaged. Replace it with a
new one.
• Make sure you connect the system to the input
jack of your TV (page 10).
• Make sure you turn on the TV and operate the TV
correctly.
• Make sure you select the video input on the TV so
that you can view the pictures from the system.
Picture noise appears.
• Try moving the system to a place without
vibration.
• Clean the disc.
• If video from your DVD player has to go through
your VCR to get to your TV, the copy-protection
applied to some DVD programs could affect
picture quality. If you still experience problems
after checking your connections, please try
connecting your DVD player directly to your TV
(page 10).
The aspect ratio of the screen cannot be
changed even though you set “TV TYPE” in
“SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup Display when
you play a wide picture.
• The aspect ratio is fixed on your DVD.
• Depending on the TV, you may not change the
aspect ratio.
MD deck
An MD cannot be inserted.
• Insert the MD with the label side up and the arrow
pointing toward the deck.
The controls do not work.
• Replace the MD with a new one.
• Retry the operations after “TOC” turns off.
• If M-crew is active or present in the task tray at the
bottom right of the screen, quit M-crew and then
perform the operation.
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Play does not start.
• Replace the MD.
• Insert the MD and leave the system turned on for
a few hours until the moisture evaporates.
• Press MD N to start play.
• Press MD GROUP until “GROUP ON”
disappears to cancel the Group Function.
The sound skips.
• Replace the MD.
• Try moving the system to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
• Try moving the speakers away from the system, or
placing them on separate stands. When you listen
to a track with bass sounds at high volume, the
speaker vibration may cause the sound to skip.
• Insert the disc and wait for 10 to 20 minutes with
the system turned on.
Play does not start from the first track.
• Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both “PGM”
and “SHUF” disappear to return to Normal Play.
“OVER” appears.
• You have reached the end of the MD. Press and
hold m or press . to return to the desired
playing position.
“OVER” lights up during recording.
• Adjust the recording level lower (page 49).
Recording or editing was done, but the TOC is
not updated.
• MD recording and editing contents are recorded to
the MD when the MD is removed, so make sure
you remove the MD after recording or editing
(pages 42 and 50).
The track is not deleted.
• Perform check-in the track with SonicStage for
Sony Net MDs and delete the track (page 83).
Recording is not possible.
• Remove the MD and slide the tab to close the slot
(page 42).
• Connect the optional component properly
(page 84).
• Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the
recording source correctly.
• Replace with a recordable MD.
• Replace the MD with a recordable MD, or use the
Erase Function to erase unnecessary tracks
(page 55).
• Start recording again.
Synchro recording is not possible.
• You cannot use the Synchro recording function
with DVDs.
The sound from an MD you recorded is too low
(or too high).
• Adjust the recording level (page 49).
Sound leaks when recording in LP4 stereo
mode.
• Record in stereo or LP2 stereo mode. When
recording the sound from a CD, tape or optional
component with music or audio on only one
channel in LP4 stereo mode, the sound may leak
to the empty channel.
Track numbers are not marked on recorded
MDs.
• You are recording sound with a lot of noise.
Adjust so that track numbers are marked correctly.
Tuner
Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received. (“TUNED” or “ST” flashes in the
display.)
• Set the proper band and frequency (page 62).
• Connect the antenna properly (page 9).
• Find a place and an orientation that provide good
reception, then set up the antenna again. If you
cannot obtain good reception, we recommend you
connect a commercially available external
antenna.
• The supplied FM lead antenna receives signals
along its entire length, so make sure you extend it
fully.
• Locate the antennas as far away from the speaker
cords as possible.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the supplied
AM antenna has come off the plastic stand.
• Try turning off surrounding electrical equipment.
Tape deck
The tape does not record or play, or there is a
decrease in sound level.
• The heads are dirty. Clean them (page 97).
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 97).
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 97).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the sound
drops out.
• The capstans in the tape deck are dirty. Clean
them using a cleaning cassette.
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 97).
The tape does not record.
• No cassette is loaded. Load a cassette.
• The tab has been removed from the cassette.
Cover the broken tab with adhesive tape
(page 97).
• The tape has wound to the end.
Personal computer
“Windows cannot locate the driver” appears.
• Install the device driver.
M-crew or SonicStage for Sony Net MDs does
not start up.
• The software may not operate properly depending
on the USB host controller installed in your
computer. The pertinent USB host controller as of
October 2003 is the SiS7001 PCI to USB Open
Host Controller.
Troubleshooting
A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
• Press FM MODE until “MONO” disappears.
Cyclical static noise is heard while recording
on an MD.
• Adjust the antenna orientation and position until
the noise stops.
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Optional components
There is no sound.
• Refer to General item “There is no sound.”
(page 87) and check the condition of the system.
• Connect the component properly (page 84) while
checking:
– if the cords are connected properly.
– if the cord plugs are firmly inserted all the way.
• Turn on the connected component.
• Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the connected component and start playing.
• Check if proper function is selected.
Self-diagnosis display
This system has a Self-diagnosis display
function to let you know if there is a system
malfunction. The display shows a code made up
of three or five letters and a message alternately
to show you the problem. To solve the problem
refer to the following list. If any problem
persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The sound is distorted.
• Set the volume of the connected component
lower.
• Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “VIDEO”
appears, and press MENU/NO to select “SAT?”,
then press ENTER.
If the system still does not
operate properly after performing
the above measures, reset the
system as follows:
1
2
3
4
Disconnect the mains lead.
Reconnect the mains lead.
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press SPEAKER OUT MODE and SOUND
FIELD + on the DVD player and move
SA-CD/DVD lever on the DVD player to x at
the same time.
The system is reset to the factory settings except
for DVD settings. You should set the settings
you made, such as the preset stations, clock, and
timer.
To return the DVD setup to the
default settings*, perform reset
as follows:
1
2
3
Press DVD SETUP in stop mode.
Press v or V repeatedly to select “RESET”,
then press ENTER.
Press v or V repeatedly to select “YES”,
then press ENTER.
It takes a few seconds to complete. Do not
press ?/1 when resetting the system.
* Except for Parental Control settings
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C11/Protected
The MD is protected against erasure.
cRemove the MD and slide the tab to close the slot
(page 42).
C12/Cannot Copy
You tried to record a disc with a format that the
system does not support, such as a CD-ROM.
cRemove the disc and turn off the system once,
then turn it on again.
You tried to record sound that cannot be digitally
recorded with this system from a connected optional
component.
cSwitch the digital audio output of the optional
component to PCM mode.
C13/REC Error
Recording could not be performed properly.
cMove the system to a stable place, and start
recording over from the beginning.
The MD is dirty or scratched, or the MD does not
meet the standards.
cReplace the MD and start recording over from the
beginning.
C13/Read Error
The MD deck cannot read the disc information
properly.
cRemove the MD once, then insert it again.
C14/TOC Error
The MD deck cannot read the disc information
properly.
cReplace the MD.
cErase all the recorded contents of the MD using
the All Erase Function (page 56).
C41/Cannot Copy
The sound source is a copy of a commercially
available music software or CD-R.
cThe Serial Copy Management System prevents
making a digital copy (page 99). In addition, you
cannot copy from a CD-R.
C71/Check OPT-IN
The digital optical cable is disconnected, or the
power of the connected component is turned off
while recording the digital audio from an optional
component connected to the VIDEO/SAT
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL jack or a CD.
cConnect the digital optical cable, or turn on the
power of the connected component.
The DVD player and the MD deck are not
connected correctly with the digital optical cable, or
you tried to start the recording immediately after
setting the recording pause mode when making a
digital recording from a optional component
connected to the VIDEO/SAT DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL jack or a CD.
cConnect the digital optical cable correctly, or wait
for several seconds in the recording pause mode
before starting the recording.
E0001/MEMORY NG
The component has internal problem.
cConsult your nearest Sony dealer.
E0101/LASER NG
There is a problem with the laser pickup.
cThe laser pickup may be damaged. Consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD/Super Audio
CD/MP3/JPEG
Cannot Play
• A disc that cannot be played was inserted
(page 5).
• A disc with an unsupported Region code was
inserted.
Data Error
The JPEG file is an unsupported format.
DVD No Disc
There is no disc in the player.
Eject
The DVD player is ejecting the disc.
No Disc
There is no disc in the player.
Not in Use
You pressed an invalid button.
PASSWORD
Custom Parental Control or Parental Control is set.
Play Limit
The MP3 file cannot be played.
Please Wait
The function is switching to the DVD.
Push STOP!
You pressed PLAY MODE during play.
Reading
The system is reading TOC information of the disc.
Some buttons are not available.
RESUME
You stopped play with Resume Play activated
(page 16).
Step Full!
You tried to program 26 or more tracks (steps).
Troubleshooting
E0201/LOADING NG
There is a problem with loading.
cConsult your nearest Sony dealer.
Messages
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MD
Analog REC
The MD deck starts the analog recording.
Assign None
All the tracks on an MD are registered into groups.
Auto Cut
The MD deck is pausing the recording because
silence continued for 30 seconds or more during
digital recording.
Blank Disc
The inserted recordable MD is new, or all tracks on
the MD have been erased.
Cannot Edit
• A pre-mastered MD is in the deck.
• You tried to edit in Program or Shuffle Play mode.
• The track is recorded in MDLP mode.
Cannot REC
• A pre-mastered MD is in the deck.
• The function is switched to MD.
Cannot SYNC!
• There is no disc in the MD deck, or the MD is
protected against erasure.
• There is no time remaining on the MD.
Complete!
The editing operation of the MD is completed.
Disc Full!
There is no time remaining on the MD.
Eject
The MD deck is ejecting the MD.
Group Full!
An attempt was made to create a new group in
excess of the maximum number of groups, or there
are insufficient characters for updating the group
management information.
Impossible
• You tried to make an impossible editing
operation.
• You cannot perform Net MD operations during
timer playback.
• You cannot combine or erase the tracks due to the
system limitations of MDs.
Incomplete!
Adjustment of the recording level after recording or
Fade-in and Fade-out procedures have failed since
the system was either subject to vibration or there is
a damaged or dirty disc in the tray.
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Initialize
The power was off for a long time, so the system is
initializing itself.
Name Full!
There is no more space to store track, disc or group
titles.
No Change
While attempting to change the recording level after
recording, you pressed ENTER without actually
changing the recording level, so no change was
made.
No Disc
There is no disc in the MD deck.
OVER
You have reached the end of the MD while pressing
M during pause mode.
Push STOP!
You pressed an invalid button during playback,
pause, recording or recording pause.
Reading
The MD deck is reading the TOC information of the
MD.
—Rehearsal—
The MD is playing the specified point for
confirmation during the A-B Erase Function and the
Divide Function (pages 56 and 59).
S.F Edit!
You attempted to perform another operation while
in S.F Edit (changing the recording level after
recording, Fade-in, Fade-out) mode.
S.F Edit NOW
You pressed ?/1 while in S.F Edit (changing the
recording level after recording, Fade-in, Fade-out)
mode.
Smart Space
The signal was input again after silence continued
for 3 or more but less than 30 seconds during digital
recording, and the silence was cut to 3 seconds.
Step Full!
You tried to program 26 or more tracks (steps).
TOC Writing
The MD deck is writing the information of recorded
or edited contents.
Track End
You have reached the end of the track while
adjusting the dividing point during the Divide
Function.
Tr Protected
Tracks and other data that have been checked out on
Net MD equipment are protected, so you cannot use
some of the MD editing functions.
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Tape
Busy NOW!
You pressed NET MD on the MD deck during
check in or check out. Wait until the operation is
completed.
Cannot SYNC!
There is no tape in the tape deck, or the tab has been
removed from the cassette.
Eject
The tape deck is ejecting the cassette.
No Tab
You cannot record the tape because the tab has been
removed from the cassette.
No Tape
There is no tape in the tape deck.
Timer
OFF TIME NG!
The Play Timer and the recording timer start and
end times are set to the same time.
OVERLAP!
The Play Timer setting or the recording timer setting
overlaps with part or all of another timer setting.
PUSH SELECT!
You tried to set the clock or timer during timer
operation.
SET CLOCK!
You tried to select the timer with the clock not set.
SET TIMER!
You tried to select the timer with the timer not set.
Buffer>>***%
The personal computer is preparing the amount of
data needed for playback while using the WEB
RADIO function.
Cannot Pause
You tried to pause a music file or a broadcast station
that cannot be paused while using the MUSIC
LIBRARY or WEB RADIO function.
Cannot Play
You tried to play the music file that cannot be
played while using the MUSIC LIBRARY function.
Check USB
The USB cable is not connected properly. Check the
connection.
CONNECT
Check in and check out is underway.
Connecting
The personal computer is connecting to the
broadcast station server while using the WEB
RADIO function.
Disconnect
You were disconnected from the broadcast station
server while using the WEB RADIO function.
Net MD
The Net MD function is on.
No Track
The music file is not registered to the MUSIC
LIBRARY.
No URL
The URL is not registered to the WEB RADIO.
PC Soft Off
M-crew is not active.
Troubleshooting
Not Found
The personal computer could not connect to the
broadcast station server while using the WEB
RADIO function.
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In case color irregularity is observed
on nearby a TV screen
Additional Information
Precautions
The nameplate is located on the bottom exterior.
If color irregularity is observed…
On safety
Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on after 15 to 30
minutes.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet (mains), even if the unit itself has been turned
off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if it
is not to be used for an extended period of time. To
disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the system,
unplug the system and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• AC power cord (mains) must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
• The DVD player and the MD deck each have
operation levers. Households with small children
should take care to install the system in a safe
location so that children do not stumble and hurt
themselves.
On placement
• Do not place the system in an inclined position.
• Do not place the system in locations where it is;
– Extremely hot or cold
– Dusty or dirty
– Very humid
– Subject to vibrations
– Subject to direct sunlight
• Use caution when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (with wax,
oil, polish, etc.) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
On heat buildup
• Although the system heats up during operation, this
is not a malfunction.
• Place the system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup in the system.
• If you continuously use this system at a high volume,
the cabinet temperature of the top, side and bottom
rises considerably. To avoid burning yourself, do not
touch the cabinet.
• To prevent a malfunction, do not cover the
ventilation hole for the cooling fan.
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With the magnetically shielded type of speaker system,
the speakers can be installed near a TV set. However,
color irregularity may still be observed on the TV
screen depending on the type of your TV set.
If color irregularity is observed
again…
Place the speakers farther away from the TV set.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This system 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.
Projection televisions are especially susceptible to
this.
On operation
• If the system is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, or is placed in a very damp room,
moisture may condense on the lens inside the DVD
player. Should this occur, the system will not operate
properly. Remove the disc and leave the system
turned on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any disc, MD
or tape.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes on MDs
Cleaning the cabinet
• Do not open the shutter to expose the MD. Close the
shutter immediately if the shutter opens.
• Affix the label supplied with the disc only to the
specified label indentation. Do not affix the label
around the shutter or in other locations. Note that the
shape of the indentation depends on the disc.
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as thinner, benzine or alcohol.
Label
position
Shutter
• Wipe the disc cartridge with a dry cloth to remove
dirt.
• Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
Notes on discs
Do not use a commercially available CD/DVD lens
cleaning disc with this system, as this may result in
malfunction.
To save a tape permanently
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
illustrated.
Break off the
cassette tab
If you later want to reuse the tape for recording, cover
the broken tab with adhesive tape.
Before placing a cassette in the tape
deck
Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise, the tape may
get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and become
damaged.
When using a tape longer than
90 minutes
The tape is very elastic. Do not change the tape
operations such as play, stop, and fast-winding
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
deck.
Cleaning the tape heads
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use. Be
sure to clean the tape heads before you start an
important recording or after playing an old tape. Use a
separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning cassette.
For details, refer to the instructions of the cleaning
cassette.
Additional Information
• Before playing, 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.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
• Do not use discs encircled with a protection ring.
This may cause a malfunction to the system.
• When using discs that have glue or similar tacky
substance on the label side of the disc or that used a
special ink when the label was printed, there is a
chance that the disc or label may become attached to
parts inside this unit. When this occurs, it may not be
possible to remove the disc, and may also cause this
unit to malfunction. Be sure to check that the label
side of the disc is not sticky before using.
The following types of disc should not be used:
– Rental or used discs with attached seals where the
glue extends beyond the seal. The perimeter of the
seal on the disc is tacky.
– Discs that have labels printed using a special ink
that feels tacky when touched.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square,
star) cannot be played on this unit. Attempting to do
so may damage the unit. Do not use such discs.
Disc cleaning
Demagnetising the tape heads
Demagnetise the tape heads and the metal parts that
have contact with the tape after every 20 to 30 hours of
use with a separately sold demagnetising cassette. For
details, refer to the instructions of the demagnetising
cassette.
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System limitations of MDs
The recording system in your MD deck has the
limitations described below.
Note, however, that these limitations are due to
the inherent nature of the MD recording system
itself, not to mechanical causes.
“Disc Full!” appears before the MD
has reached the maximum recording
time
When 255 tracks have been recorded on the MD, “Disc
Full!” appears regardless of the total recorded time.
More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded on the MD.
To continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks or use
another recordable MD.
“Disc Full!” appears before the
maximum number of tracks (255) is
reached
Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are sometimes
interpreted as track intervals, increasing the track count
and causing “Disc Full!” to appear.
“Group Full!” appears in the display
• When the Group Function is on, “Group Full!” may
be displayed if editing is performed. This means
there are insufficient characters for group
management. Delete any unnecessary disc titles,
group titles or other characters.
• Even when the Group Function is off, the group
management information is updated automatically
when Move, Divide and other editing operations are
performed, so “Group Full!” may be displayed.
The remaining recording time does
not increase even after erasing
numerous short tracks
Tracks shorter than 12 seconds* are not counted, so
erasing them may not increase the recording time.
* During Stereo recording.
In Monaural or LP2 stereo mode: about 24 seconds
In LP4 stereo mode: about 48 seconds
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“Impossible” appears when you use
A-B Erase Function or Combine
Function
This happens when you have edited the same track
many times. This is due to a technical limitation of the
MD system and is not a mechanical error.
The total recorded time and the
remaining time on the MD do not add
up to the maximum recording time
Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds*
each, no matter how short the material. The recorded
contents may be shorter than the maximum recording
capacity. Disc space may also be reduced by scratches.
* During Stereo recording.
In Monaural or LP2 stereo mode: about 4 seconds
In LP4 stereo mode: about 8 seconds
The sound may drop-out while
searching the edited tracks
Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound
dropout during searching because high-speed playback
requires time to search for the position on the disc
when the tracks are not in order.
Track numbers cannot be marked
Even in the Level Synchro Recording, the track
numbers may not be marked at the beginning of the
track:
• if the input signal is below a certain fixed level for
less than 2 seconds between tracks.
• if the input signal is below a certain fixed level for
more than 2 seconds in the middle of the track.
• if you record a track that is 4 seconds or less*.
* During Stereo, Monaural or LP2 stereo recording
mode (In LP4 stereo recording mode: 8 seconds or
less).
Extra tracks are created
When there is a long silence between CD tracks, an
extra track may be created.
The number of tracks on the CD and
the recorded MD is different
When there are short tracks on the CD, track numbers
may not be marked for these tracks, and the number of
tracks recorded on the MD may differ from that of the
CD.
Guide to the Serial Copy Management
System
Digital audio components, such as CDs, MDs, and
DATs let you copy music easily with high quality by
processing music as a digital signal.
To protect the copyrighted music programs, this
system uses the Serial Copy Management System that
allows you to make only a single copy of a digitally
recorded source through digital-to-digital connections.
You can make only a first generation copy*
through a digital-to-digital connection.
For example:
1
2
You can make a copy of a commercially
available digital sound program (for example, a
CD or MD), but you cannot make a second
copy from the first-generation copy.
You can make a copy of a digital signal from a
digitally recorded analog sound program (for
example, an analog record or a music cassette
tape) or from a digital satellite broadcast
program, but you cannot make a second copy.
* A first-generation copy means a digital recording of
a digital signal made on digital audio equipment. For
example, if you record from this system’s DVD
player to the MD deck, you make a first-generation
copy.
Specifications
DVD player/Tuner (HCD-SE9)
Amplifier section
DIN power output (rated): 20 + 20 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
Front speaker:
25 + 25 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Center speaker:
25 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Surround speaker:
25 + 25 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Subwoofer:
50 watts
(3 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Music power output (reference):
40 + 40 W
Additional Information
Inputs
MD/TAPE IN (phono jack):
Voltage 250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
VIDEO/SAT IN (phono jacks):
Voltage 450/250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
VIDEO/SAT IN VIDEO (phono jack):
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
MD DIGITAL IN OPTICAL:
Supported sampling
frequencies: 32 kHz,
44.1 kHz and 48 kHz
VIDEO/SAT DIGITAL IN OPTICAL:
Supported sampling
frequencies: 32 kHz,
44.1 kHz and 48 kHz
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Outputs
MD/TAPE OUT (phono jacks):
Voltage 250 mV,
impedance 1 kilohm
MD DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL:
Sampling frequencies:
44.1 kHz (CD only)
Wavelength: 660 nm
PHONES (stereo phone jack):
Accepts headphones of
8 ohms or more
LINE-TV:
Max. output level
1 Vp-p, unbalanced, Sync
negative, load impedance
75 ohms
Disc player section
System
Laser
Frequency response
Compact disc, digital
audio and video system
and Super Audio CD
Semiconductor laser
(DVD: λ=650 nm,
CD: λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
DVD (PCM 48 kHz):
2 Hz – 22 kHz
CD: 2 Hz – 20 kHz
Super Audio CD:
2 Hz – 50 kHz
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
Antenna
FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals
75 ohm unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
Antenna
AM loop antenna
Antenna terminals
External antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
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MD/Tape deck (MDS-SE9)
MD deck section
System
Laser
Sampling frequency
Frequency response
Minidisc digital audio
system
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
44.1 kHz
5 Hz – 20 kHz
Tape deck section
Recording system
Frequency response
Wow and flutter
4-track 2-channel stereo
50 – 13,000 Hz, using
Sony TYPE I cassettes
±0.15% W. Peak (IEC)
0.1% W. RMS (NAB)
±0.2% W. Peak (DIN)
Speaker
Front speaker SS-FSE9
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
2-way, 3-unit, bass-reflex
type, magnetically
shielded type
9 cm, cone type
2.5 cm, balanced drive
type
6 ohms
Approx. 120 × 285 ×
280 mm
Approx. 4.0 kg net per
speaker
Surround speaker SS-RSE9
Speaker system
Speaker units
Full-range:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
1-way, 1-unit, closed type
7 cm, cone type
6 ohms
Approx. 90 × 120 ×
120 mm
Approx. 0.7 kg net per
speaker
Center speaker SS-CSE9
Speaker system
Speaker units
Full-range:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
1-way, 1-unit, closed type,
magnetically shielded type
7 cm, cone type
6 ohms
Approx. 120 × 90 ×
120 mm
Approx. 0.8 kg
Subwoofer SS-WSE9
Speaker system
Speaker units
Full-range:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
1-way, 1-unit, bass-reflex
type, magnetically
shielded type
15 cm, cone type
3 ohms
Approx. 175 × 285 ×
280 mm
Approx. 4.5 kg
General
Power requirements
Power consumption
DVD player/Tuner:
MD/Tape deck:
Dimensions (w/h/d)
DVD player/Tuner:
Mass
DVD player/Tuner:
MD/Tape deck:
Supplied accessories:
55 W
0.3 W or less (in Power
Saving mode)
13 W
Approx. 155 × 120 ×
345 mm
Approx. 155 × 120 ×
345 mm
Approx. 5.3 kg
Approx. 4.0 kg
Remote Commander (1)
Batteries (2)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM lead antenna (1)
Speaker cords (6)
Digital optical cables (2)
Audio cords (2)
USB cable (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
M-crew/SonicStage for
Net MD CD-ROM (1)
Additional Information
MD/Tape deck:
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Language code list
For details, see pages 25 and 27.
The language spellings conform to the ISO639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
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Code
Language
Code
Language
Code
Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1067
1070
1079
1093
1097
1103
1105
1109
1130
1142
1144
1145
1149
1150
1151
1157
1165
1166
1171
1174
1181
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
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
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
1345
1347
1349
1350
1352
1353
1356
1357
1358
1363
1365
1369
1376
1379
1393
1403
1408
1417
1428
1435
1436
1463
1481
1482
1483
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian; Lettish
Malagasy
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan) Oromo
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto; Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romance
Kirundi
Romanian
1489
1491
1495
1498
1501
1502
1503
1505
1506
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
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sangho
Serbo-Croatian
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
Volap k
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
1703
Not specified
List of items that can be displayed and selected by disc
type
When you press DVD DISPLAY, the following control menu items are displayed.
Function
DISC
Displays the disc name inserted into the system.
Selects the disc to be played.
TITLE (DVD only)
SCENE (VIDEO CD in PBC
playback only)
TRACK (VIDEO CD only)
Selects the title (DVD), the scene (VIDEO CD in PBC Playback),
the track (VIDEO CD) to be played.
CHAPTER (DVD only)
INDEX (VIDEO CD only)
Selects the chapter (DVD) or the index (VIDEO CD) to be played.
ALBUM (MP3 only)
Selects the album (MP3) to be played.
TRACK (CD/Super Audio
CD/MP3 only)
Selects the track (CD/Super Audio CD/MP3) to be played.
INDEX (CD/Super Audio CD
only)
Selects the index (Super Audio CD) to be played. (For CD, index
only is displayed.)
TIME
Checks the elapsed time and the remaining playback time.
Inputs the time code for picture and music searching.
AUDIO (except for JPEG)
Changes the audio language while playing a disc recorded with
multilingual audio tracks.
SUBTITLE (DVD only)
Displays the subtitles.
Changes the subtitle language.
ALBUM (JPEG only)
Selects the album (JPEG) to be played.
FILE (JPEG only)
Selects the file (JPEG) to be played.
DATE (JPEG only)
Displays the date information.
ANGLE (DVD only)
Changes the angle.
PLAY MODE (except for
DVD*)
Changes the play mode (Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Program Play)
for the disc currently loaded to the system.
REPEAT
Plays the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all files), one title/chapter/
album/track or contents of program repeatedly.
CUSTOM PARENTAL
CONTROL
Sets the disc to prohibit playback.
Additional Information
Control Menu items
* For JPEG files, Normal Play mode only is available.
Tips
• Each time you press DVD DISPLAY, the Control Menu display changes cyclically as follows:
Control Menu display t Control Menu display off
• The Control Menu items differ depending on the disc.
• The Control Menu icon indicator lights up in green when you select any item except “OFF” (“REPEAT” only).
• The “ANGLE” indicator lights up in green only when multiple angles are recorded on the disc.
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System setup item list
SPEAKER SETUP (page 35)
SIZE
When you press DVD SETUP, the following
settings are displayed.
FRONT
YES
CENTER
YES
SURROUND
BEHIND (LOW)
BEHIND (HIGH)
SIDE (LOW)
SIDE (HIGH)
LANGUAGE SETUP (page 27)
OSD
DVD MENU
Select the language you want to
use from the displayed language
list.
Select the language you want to
use from the displayed language
list.
AUDIO
Select the language you want to
use from the displayed language
list.
SUBTITLE
Select the language you want to
use from the displayed language
list.
SUBWOOFER
DISTANCE FRONT
LEVEL
CENTER
3.0 m (1.0 m – 7.0 m)
SURROUND
3.0 m (1.0 m – 7.0 m)
CENTER
0 dB (–6 dB – +6 dB)
SURROUND
LEFT
0 dB (–6 dB – +6 dB)
SURROUND
RIGHT
0 dB (–6 dB – +6 dB)
SUBWOOFER
0 dB (–6 dB – +6 dB)
BALANCE FRONT
SCREEN SETUP (page 30)
TV TYPE
16:9
4:3 LETTER BOX
4:3 PAN SCAN
SCREEN SAVER ON
OFF
BACKGROUND
JACKET PICTURE
GRAPHICS
BLUE
BLACK
LINE
VIDEO
RGB
CUSTOM SETUP (pages 27, 32)
PARENTAL
CONTROLt
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TRACK
SELECTION
OFF
AUTO
AUDIO DRC
OFF
STANDARD
MAX
DATA CD
PRIORITY
MP3
JPEG
JPEG DATE
MM/DD/YYYY
YYYY/MM/DD
DD/MM/YYYY
YYYY/DD/MM
TEST
TONE
RESET
YES
NO
YES
3.0 m (1.0 m – 7.0 m)
OFF
ON
– – – (CENTER)
(6 steps left or right)
Dolby Surround Pro Logic
Glossary
Album
Section of a music piece on a data CD
containing MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
files.
Auto Pause
An automatic pause may occur according to the
signal encoded on the disc while playing a
VIDEO CD. If the DVD player does not resume
play for a long time, press SA-CD/DVD N to
resume play manually.
Chapter
Subdivision of a title on a DVD. A title is
composed of several chapters.
DCS (Digital Cinema Sound)
In collaboration with Sony Pictures
Entertainment, Sony measured the sound
environment of their studios and integrated the
data of the measurement and Sony’s own DSP
(Digital Signal Processor) technology to
develop “Digital Cinema Sound”. “Digital
Cinema Sound” simulates in a home theatre an
ideal movie theatre sound environment based on
the preference of the movie director.
This sound format for movie theatres is more
advanced than Dolby Surround Pro Logic. In
this format, the surround speakers output stereo
sound with an expanded frequency range and a
subwoofer channel for deep bass is
independently provided. This format is also
called “5.1” because the subwoofer channel is
counted as 0.1 channel (since it functions only
when a deep bass effect is needed). All six
channels in this format are recorded separately
to realize superior channel separation.
Furthermore, since all the signals are processed
digitally, less signal degradation occurs.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II creates five full-bandwidth
output channels from two-channel sources. This
is done using an advanced, high-purity matrix
surround decoder that extracts the spatial
properties of the original recording without
adding any new sounds or tonal colorations.
• Dolby Pro Logic II Movie
The Movie mode is for use with stereo television
shows and all programmes encoded in Dolby
Surround. The result is enhanced soundfield
directionality that approaches the quality of
discrete 5.1-channel sound.
• Dolby Pro Logic II Music
The Music mode is for use with any stereo music
recordings, and provides a wide and deep sound
space.
DTS
Digital audio compression technology that the
Digital Theater Systems, Inc. developed. This
technology conforms to 5.1-channel surround.
The surround channel is stereo and there is
discrete subwoofer channel in this format. DTS
provides the same 5.1 discrete channels of high
quality digital audio. The good channel
separation is realized because the all channel
data is recorded discrete and processed in
digital.
Additional Information
Dolby Digital
As one method of decoding Dolby Surround,
Dolby Surround Pro Logic produces four
channels from two-channel sound. Compared
with the former Dolby Surround system, Dolby
Surround Pro Logic reproduces left-to-right
panning more naturally and localizes sounds
more precisely. To take full advantage of Dolby
Surround Pro Logic, you should have one pair of
front speakers, surround speakers and a center
speaker. The surround speakers output monaural
sound.
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DVD
MDLP
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, at 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), is 7 times
that of a CD. Furthermore, the data capacity of a
dual-layer and single-sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a
single-layer and double-sided DVD 9.4 GB, and
a dual-layer and double-sided DVD 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 of its original size. The DVD also
uses the variable rate coding technology that
changes the data to be allocated according to the
status of the picture.
The audio data is recorded in Dolby Digital as
well as in PCM, allowing you to enjoy more
realistic audio presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions such
as the multi-angle, multilingual, and Parental
Control functions are provided with the DVD.
Technology for doubling (LP2) or quadrupling
(LP4) the recording time for a single MD. MDs
recording using this technology cannot be
played back on MD decks without the MDLP
logo (MD decks that do not support MDLP
mode).
File
Section of a picture on a data CD containing
JPEG image files.
Film based software, Video based
software
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 theatres. Video based DVDs,
such as television dramas or sit-coms, displays
images at 30 frames (or 60 fields) per second.
Index (CD/Super Audio CD) / Video
Index (VIDEO CD)
A number that divides a track into sections to
easily locate the point you want on a VIDEO CD
or a CD. Depending on the disc, no indexes may
be recorded.
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Menu Playback
Playback using the menu screens recorded on
VIDEO CDs with PBC functions. You can enjoy
simple interactive software using the menu
playback function.
Multi-angle function
Various angles, or viewpoints of the video
camera, for a scene are recorded on some DVDs.
Multilingual function
Several languages for the sound or subtitles in a
picture are recorded on some DVDs.
Net MD
An MD expansion standard that allows highspeed transfer of music data stored on a
computer to the MD deck.
Parental Control
A function of the DVD to limit playback of the
disc by the age of the users according to the
limitation level in each country/region. The
limitation varies from disc to disc; when it is
activated, playback is completely prohibited,
violent scenes are skipped or replaced with other
scenes and so on.
Super Audio CD
Signals encoded on VIDEO CDs (Version 2.0)
to control playback. By using menu screens
recorded on VIDEO CDs with PBC functions,
you can enjoy playing simple interactive
programs, programs with search functions, and
so on.
This system conforms to Ver. 1.1 and Ver. 2.0 of
VIDEO CD standards. You can enjoy two kinds
of playback depending on the disc type.
Super Audio CD is a new high quality audio disc
standard that records using the DSD (Direct
Stream Digital) format instead of the PCM
format used for current CDs, etc. The DSD
format has a sampling frequency 64 times that of
current CDs, and uses 1-bit quantization to
ensure a sufficient dynamic range and more
faithfully reproduce the original sound over a
vastly wider playback range and audible range
than current CDs.
There are various types of Super Audio CD as
follows.
• Super Audio CD (single layer disc)
Discs with only a single HD (high density)
layer (high density signal layer for Super
Audio CD)
• Super Audio CD (dual layer disc)
Discs with two HD layers that allow longtime playback. These discs have a two-layer
structure but only one side is read, so there is
no need to turn over the disc.
• Super Audio CD+CD (hybrid disc)
Two-layer discs with a HD layer and a CD
layer. These discs have a two-layer structure
but only one side is read, so there is no need
to turn over the disc. In addition, the CD layer
contents can be played even by a normal CD
player.
• Two-channel + multi-channel Super Audio
CD discs
Super Audio CD discs with both a twochannel area and a multi-channel area
recorded in the HD layer.
VIDEO CDs without PBC functions
(Ver. 1.1 discs)
Enjoy video playback (moving pictures) as well
as music.
VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0 discs)
Play interactive software using menu screens
displayed on the TV screen (PBC Playback), in
addition to the video playback functions of
Ver. 1.1 discs. Moreover, you can play highresolution still pictures, if they are included on
the disc.
Region Code
This system is used to protect copyrights. A
region number is allocated on each DVD system
or DVD disc according to the sales region. Each
region code is shown on the system as well as on
the disc packaging. The system can play the
discs that match its region code. The system can
also play discs with the “ ALL ” mark. Even when
the region code is not shown on the DVD, the
region limit may still be activated.
Scene
On a VIDEO CD with PBC functions (page 17),
the menu screens, moving pictures, and still
pictures are divided into sections called
“scenes”. Each scene is assigned a scene number
enabling you to locate the scene you want.
Additional Information
Playback Control (PBC)
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Title
VIDEO CD
The longest sections of a picture or a music
piece on a DVD; a movie, etc., for a picture
piece on video software; or an album, etc., for a
music piece on audio software. Each title is
assigned a title number enabling you to locate
the title you want.
A compact disc that contains moving pictures.
The picture data uses the MPEG 1 format, one of
the worldwide standards for digital compression
technology. The picture data is compressed to
about 1/140 of its original size. Consequently, a
12 cm VIDEO CD can contain up to 74 minutes
of moving pictures.
VIDEO CDs also contain compact audio data.
Sounds outside the range of human hearing are
compressed while the sounds we can hear are
not compressed. VIDEO CDs can hold 6 times
the audio information of conventional audio
CDs.
There are 2 versions of VIDEO CDs.
• Version 1.1: You can play only moving
pictures and sounds.
• Version 2.0: You can play high-resolution
still pictures and enjoy PBC functions.
This system conforms to both versions.
TOC
The area where the MD track numbers (track
order), track start/end points and other
information is managed. This is separate from
the music area.
Track
Sections of a picture or a music piece on a CD,
VIDEO CD, MP3, JPEG or MD. Each track is
assigned a track number enabling you to locate
the track you want.
Disc
DVD
structure
Title
Chapter
Disc
VIDEO CD/
CD/Super
Audio CD/
MD
structure
Track
MP3
structure
Album
Index*
Disc
Track
Disc
JPEG
structure
Album
File
* There is no index on MDs.
108GB
List of button locations and reference pages
How to use this page
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.
Illustration number
r
ENTER/START qj (43, 44, 67)
R
Name of button/part
R
Reference page
Main unit
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A–M
N–Z
AM 9 (62, 63)
Disc slot 3 (14)
DIRECTION qk (44, 66, 67, 68)
DISPLAY qswd (40, 46, 65, 75,
76, 78, 82)
Display window 4wg
ENTER/START qj (43, 44, 67)
FM 9 (62, 63)
FUNCTION 2 (10, 13, 14, 21,
38, 39, 40, 45, 46, 47, 49, 52,
53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 66,
68, 81, 83, 85)
MD lever ws
MD slot wa
MODE qj (43, 44, 67)
NET MD wf (83)
PHONES jack 8
REC qk (68)
REC MODE ql (43, 45, 46)
REC/REC IT ql (45, 46, 47, 49)
Remote sensor qd
SA-CD/DVD lever qa
SOUND FIELD +/– 7 (69, 70,
92)
SPEAKER OUT MODE q; (35,
69, 70, 92)
TAPE lever w;
TAPE slot qg
TUNER lever 9
VOLUME control 6 (37, 72, 82)
DVD player/Tuner
1
2
3
4
5
Additional Information
MD/Tape deck
?/1 (power) 1 (10, 42, 50, 73,
92)
Z DVD (eject) 5 (14)
+/– 9 (62)
x (stop) qaw;ws (15, 31, 39, 43,
66, 67, 82, 92)
./> (go back/go forward)
qaws (12, 15, 39, 47, 52, 62,
72, 82)
NX (play/pause) qaws (15, 30,
38, 39, 45, 46)
Z MD (eject) qf (39, 42, 50)
Z TAPE (eject) qh (66)
X (pause) qk (66, 68)
nN (play) w; (66, 67)
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
w; (12, 15, 39, 52, 66, 74)
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Remote control
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
A–F
G–Z
ALBUM +/–* qd (15, 18, 21)
ANGLE* 8 (29)
AUDIO* 8 (25)
CLEAR w; (20, 21, 24, 35, 40,
52, 64)
CLOCK/TIMER SELECT qs
(73, 74)
CLOCK/TIMER SET qs (12, 72,
74)
DDSG qf (71)
DVD DISPLAY* 9 (15, 18, 20,
23, 25, 29, 31, 78, 79, 103)
DVD MENU* qd (17)
DVD SETUP* wf (13, 27, 30, 32,
35, 92, 104)
ENTER qh (11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18,
20, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 39,
47, 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58,
59, 60, 62, 64, 72, 74, 85, 92)
FM MODE ws (64)
FUNCTION ql (10, 13, 14, 21,
38, 39, 40, 45, 46, 47, 49, 52,
53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 66,
68, 81, 83, 85)
GROUP SKIP 7 (40, 44, 45, 46,
47, 52, 54)
MD GROUP 7 (40, 44, 45, 46,
47, 50, 52, 53, 54)
MENU/NO 4 (47, 49, 53, 54, 55,
57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 64, 85)
NAME EDIT/SELECT 0 (52,
64)
Number buttons 3 (16, 17, 22,
24, 27, 29, 31, 39, 52, 63, 82)
PC LIB wa (82)
PLAY MODE qk (15, 21, 38, 39,
50, 60)
REPEAT ws (19, 22, 39)
SCROLL wd (53, 78)
SLEEP 2 (72)
SOUND FIELD +/– 6 (69, 70)
SPEAKER OUT MODE qj (35,
69, 70)
SUBTITLE* 8 (27)
TOP MENU* qd (17)
TUNER BAND qg (62, 63)
TUNING MODE qk (62, 63)
VOLUME +/– qa (37, 72, 82)
1
2
?/1 (power) 1 (10, 42, 50, 73,
92)
MD N (play) 5 (38, 45)
PC N (play) 5 (82)
SA-CD/DVD N/SELECT (play)
5 (15, 30, 46)
TAPE nN (play) 5 (66, 67)
+/– qh (62)
X (pause) qh (15, 39, 46, 66, 68,
82)
x (stop) qh (15, 31, 39, 43, 66,
67, 82)
v/V/b/B qh (11, 15, 25, 92)
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
qh (12, 15, 39, 52, 66, 74)
./> (go back/go forward)
qh (12, 15, 39, 47, 52, 62, 72,
82)
/y (slow review/slow play)
qh (15)
RETURN O* wg (17, 32)
* Please operate with the cover
closed.
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