Sony CDP-CA7ES Operating instructions

Sony CDP-CA7ES Operating instructions
Compact Disc
Operating Instructions
© 1995 by Sony Corporation
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or
To avoid electrical shock,
do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
This symbol is intended to alert
AN the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
Within the product's enclosure
that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric sheck to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert
A the user to the presence of
important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modification not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are
located at the rear of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to them whenever
you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. CDP-CA7ES
Serial No.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony
Compact Disc Player. Before operating
the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future
About This Manual
The instructions in this manual are for
model CDP-CA7FS.
* Instructions in this manual describe
the controls on the player.
You can also use the controls on the
remote if they have the same or similar
names as those on the player.
The following icons are used in this
“=> | Indicates that you can do the
E task using the remote.
“~~ Indicates hints and tips for
making the task easier.
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Getting Started
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Hooking Up the System ........ TT TIOS 5
Playing CDs
Using the Display .........................1m ects 6
Replacing Discs While Playing a Disc .................e2.e0000remrrere0 ene ID III III IR IDR e 7
Locating a Specific Disc ......................er00eeen nena ener earn eee eee eres 8
Locating a Specific Track or a Pointin a Track ....................e...ees2ee00e000e DAD 8
Playing Tracks Repeatedly .............................e.0iriei inner eee ee ene eee eee 9
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) ........................—er...e.0000ee00e e eevee, 9
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) .…………ccrrerreenmencemsençennntnnnennennnnnnn 10
Recording From CDs
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Additional Information
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Specifications ..................eseseriieeeDe ree erre Deere rre eee Deere eee eran neneas 14
Playing a CD
ve | Before you start...
B a Turn on the amplifier and select the CD player position.
E. Press POWER to Press ÉOPEN/
НЯ turn on the CLOSE, and place
EE player. a disc on the disc
With the label Disc number
side up
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To place other discs,
press DISC SKIP and
place the discs in
the order you want
to play.
Each time you press the button,
the disc tray turns and you can
place the discs in the empty disc
compartments. The player plays
the disc in front of you first.
Press CONTINUE. Press >.
Connect the Adjust the
headphones. ~~ headphone
Eo E Each time you press the button, “ALL DISCS” and The disc tray closes and the player plays all the tracks once.
“1 DISC” appear alternately in the display. Adjust the volume on the amplifier.
To stop playback
When you select The player plays Press IN.
ALL DISCS All discs in the player consecutively
in the order of disc number
1 DISC Only the disc you've selected
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| CT You can select a disc directly and start playing it
| in Step 5
| Press one of the DISC 1 - 5 buttons, and the player
: Е plays the disc you've selected.
Getting Started
Check that you received the following items:
* Audio connecting cord (1)
* Remote commander (remote) (1)
* Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2)
Inserting batteries into the remote
You can control the player using the supplied remote.
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries by matching the +
and — on the batteries. When using the remote, point it
at the remote sensor Il on the player.
q When to replace batteries
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six
months. When the remote no longer operates the player,
replace all the batteries with new ones. ~
* Do not leave the remote near an extremely hot or humid
* Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing,
particularly when replacing the batteries.
* Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
* If you don't use the remote foran extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
Hooking Up the System
This section describes how to hook up the CD player to
an amplifier. Be sure to turn off the power of each
component before making the connections.
CD player
Line output Line output
(R) (1) To an AC
Audio input Audio input
(1) (R) Amplifier
EEx: Signal flow To an AC outlet
What cords will | need?
Audio cord (supplied) (1)
White _ White
(L) (L)
Red 3 mn С Red
(R) (R)
When connecting an audio cord, be sure to match the
color-coded cord to the appropriate jacks on the
components: Red (right) to Red and White (left) to
White. Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid
hum and noise.
CD player
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Getting Started
e |f you have a digital component such as a digital
amplifier, D/A converter, DAT or MD
Connect the component via the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
connector using the optical cable (not supplied). Take off
the cap and plug in the optical cable.
Note that you cannot use fading in or out function (page 12)
when making this connection.
> PB
Optical cable (not supplied)
CD player Digital component
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When you connect via the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
connector, noise may occur when you play CD software other
than music, such as a CD-ROM.
Connecting the AC power cord
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
Where do | go next?
Now you re ready to use your player.
If you aren't familiar with how to play CDs, go to the section
“Playing a CD” on page 4.
Then, go to the following sections for other operations.
Transporting the player
Before transporting the player, follow the procedure
below to return the internal mechanisms back to their
original position.
1 Remove all the discs from the disc tray.
2 Press & OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
“no dISC” appears in the display.
3 Wait for 10 seconds, then press POWER to turn off
the player.
Playing CDs
Using the Display
You can check information about the disc using the
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Checking the total number and playing
time of the tracks
Press TIME before you start playing.
The display shows the current disc number, the total
number of tracks, total playing time and music
Current discnumber Total playing time
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Total number of tracks Music calendar
The information also appears when you press
& OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
Notes on the disc number indications
* The red circle around a disc number indicates the disc is
ready to be played.
* When all the tracks on a disc have been played, the semi-
circle around the disc number disappears.
* When a disc compartment is recognized as empty, the semi-
circled disc number disappears.
Playing CDs
Display information while playing a disc Replacing Discs While Plaving
While playing a disc, the display shows the current Rep acing Discs W "e P aying
disc number, track number, playing time of the track a Disc
and the music calendar.
You can open the disc tray while playing a disc so that
Current “о number Playing time you can check what discs are to be played next and
| replace discs without interrupting playback of the
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The track numbers in the music calendar disappear — = “Te
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1 Press EX-CHANGE.
ing the remaining time
Checki g the rema g The disc tray opens and two disc compartments
Each time you press TIME while playing a disc, the appear. Even if the player is playing a disc, it
display changes as shown in the chart below. doesn’t stop playing.
2 Replace discs in the compartments with new ones.
45 The player plays the disc on the left side
compartment after the current disc, and then the
Playing time and Moss 2 9 9 9
4 one on the right side compartment.
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current track
Press I 3 Press DISC SKIP.
The disc tray turns and other two disc
compartments appear.
Remaining time MRED DDO
on the current me mal Tw)
track PTE Cm 4 Replace discs in the compartments with new ones.
If the track number exceeds 24,
“——.—— appears instead of the > Press EXCHANGE.
remaining time. The disc tray closes.
Press TC Notes
‘ If the playback of the current disc ends while the disc tray is
o open, the player stops playing. If the disc is played in
er de time “5 >_< 599 1 DISC Repeat mode (see page 9), the current disc starts
on the disc Ч 5) . .
7 - y 3 Jer] playing again.
* In ALL DISCS Shuffle Play mode (see page 9), tracks are
reshuffled on the current disc, while the disc tray is open.
* In Program Play mode (see page 10), only the tracks on the
current disc are played.
* Do not push the disc tray to close it in Step 5, as you may
Press |! damage the player.
This information is available only in
Continuous Play mode.
Playing CDs
Locating a Specific Disc
You can locate any disc before or while playing a disc.
DISC 1-5
> +) (+) [»)
(ea) (>>) ( > M.SCAN
To locate Press
The next disc DISC SKIP while playing a disc
A specific disc directly DISC1-5
A disc by scanning the first M.SCAN before you start
track of each disc for 10 playing in ALL DISCS
seconds (Music Scan) [3] Continuous Play mode. When
you find the disc you want,
press BW to start playing.
q You can extend the playing time during Music Scan |
Press M.SCAN repeatedly until the playing time you
want (10, 20 or 30) appears in the display. Each time you
press the button, the playing time changes cyclically.
Locating a Specific Track or a
Point in a Track
You can quickly locate any track while playing a disc
using the КК / DD (AMS: Automatic Music Sensor)
buttons or number buttons. You can also locate a
specific point in a track while playing a disc.
Number buttons
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To locate
The next or
succeeding tracks
DD> repeatedly until you find the
The current or
preceding tracks
[<<] repeatedly until you find the
A specific track
Number button of the track
A track by scanning
each track for 10
seconds (Music Scan)
M.SCAN before you start playing in
1 DISC Continuous Play mode.
When you find the track you want,
press BP to start playing.
A point while
monitoring the sound
PP» (forward) or «4d (backward) and
hold down until you find the point
A point quickly by
observing the display
during pause |}
«< / >» and hoid down until you
find the point. You will not hear the
sound during the operation.
q When you directly locate a track numbered over 10
Press >10 first, then the corresponding number buttons.
To enter “0,” use button 10.
Example: To play track number 30
Press >10 first, then 3 and 10.
y You can extend the playing time during Music Scan 3
Press M.SCAN repeatedly until the playing time you
want (10, 20 or 30) appears in the display. Each time you
press the button, the playing time changes cyclically.
If “7171” appears in the display, the disc has reached the end
while you were pressing >>. Press «<< or I< to go back.
Playing CDs
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Playing Tracks Repeatedly
You can play discs/tracks repeatedly in any play
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Press REPEAT while playing a disc.
“REPEAT” appears in the display. The player repeats
the discs /tracks as follows:
When the disc is played in The player repeats
Continuous Play All the tracks on all discs
(ALL DISCS) (page 4)
Continuous Play All the tracks on the current
(1 DISC) (page 4) disc
Shuffle Play All the tracks on all discs in
(ALL DISCS) (page 9) random orders
Shuffle Play All the tracks on the current
(1 DISC) (page 10) disc in random orders
Program Play (page 10) The same program
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To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “REPEAT” disappears from
the display.
Repeating the current track
You can repeat only the current track while the disc | is
played in Continuous Play.
While the track you want is being played, press
REPEAT repeatedly until “REPEAT 1” appears in the
Playing in Random Order
(Shuffle Play)
You can have the player “shuffle” tracks and play in a
random order. The player shuftles all the tracks on all
discs or on the disc you've specified.
Shuffle Play on all discs
You can play all tracks on all discs in a random order.
1 Press SHUFFLE repeatedly until “ALL DISCS”
appears in the display.
2 Press B to start ALL DISCS Shuffle Play.
The © J, indication appears while the player is
“shuffling” the tracks.
To cancel Shuffle Play
q You can start Shuffle Play while playing
Press SHUFFLE, and Shuffle Play starts from the current
X You can specify discs during Shuffle Play
(Select Shuffle Play)
You can specify discs before or during ALL DISCS
Shuffle Play, and the tracks on the specified discs are
played in a random order.
Press DISC 1 - 5 to specify the discs after Step 1.
Semi-circles appear around the specified disc numbers in
the display. To cancel the selected discs, press DISC 1-5
again. The semi-circles disappear.
To return to ALL DISCS Shuffle Play, press SHUFFLE
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Shuffle Play on one disc
You can play all tracks on the specific disc in a random
1 Press SHUFFLE repeatedly until “1 DISC” appears
in the display.
2 Press DISC 1-5 to start 1 DISC Shuffle Play on the
selected disc.
The T J, indication appears while the player is
“shuffling” the tracks.
To cancel Shuffle Play
q You can start Shuffle Play while playing
Press SHUFFLE, and Shuffle Play starts from the current
Creating Your Own Program
(Program Play)
You can arrange the order of the tracks on the discs
and create your own program. The program can
contain up to 32 tracks.
Number buttons >10
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O О О buttons
>10 &) (9 CLEAR
DISC 1-5
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Playing CDs
1 Press PROGRAM.
“PROGRAM” appears in the display.
If a program is already stored, the last step of the
program appears in the display. When you want to
erase the whole program, hold down CLEAR on
the remote until “ALL CLr” appears in the display
(see page 11).
2 Press DISC 1-5 to select the disc.
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“AL” in the display stands for “all” tracks.
When you want to program the whole disc as one
step, skip Step 3 and go to Step 4.
3 Press the number buttons of the tracks you want to
program in the order you want.
To program the track numbered over 10, use the
>10 button (see page 8).
Last programmed track
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After one second Programmed
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Total playing time
If you've made a mistake
Press CLEAR on the remote, then press the correct
number button.
4 To program other discs or tracks, do the following:
To program Repeat Step(s)
Other discs 2
Other tracks on the same disc 3
Other tracks on other discs 2and3
3 Press P= to start Program Play.
To cancel Program Play
Playing CDs
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You can create your program while checking the disc
While the disc tray is open, follow Steps 1 to 5 with
pressing DISC SKIP to check the disc labels. If you close
the disc tray before Step 5, the total playing time appears
in the display after a while.
Note that, if the programmed track number isn’t found
on the disc, that step is automatically erased.
© The program remains even after the Program Play
When you press BF, you can play the same program
q The program remains until you erase it or turn off the
If you replace discs, the programmed disc and track
numbers remain. So, the player plays only the existing
disc and track numbers. However, the disc and track
numbers that aren’t found in the player or on the disc are
deleted from the program, and the rest of the program is
played in the programmed order.
The total playing time doesn’t appear when:
—You have programmed a track whose number exceeds 20.
—The total playing time of the program exceeds 200 minutes.
Changing the track order +
You can change your program before you start playing.
To You need to
Erase the last step in Press CLEAR. Each time you press
the program | the button, the last track or disc will
be cleared.
Add steps to the end of Follow Steps 2 to 4 in “Creating -
the program Your Own Program” on page 10
Change the whole Hold down CLEAR until “ALL
rogram completely CLr” appears in the display to erase
т the whole program, then create a
new program following Steps 2 to 4
in “Creating Your Own Program”
on page 10
Recording From CDs
Recording Your Own Program
You can record the program you've created on a tape,
DAT or MD. The program can contain up to 32 tracks.
By inserting a pause during programming, you can
divide the program into two for recording on both
sides of a tape.
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Number buttons >10 El
1 Create your program (for side A when recording
on a tape) while checking the total playing time
indicated in the display.
Follow Steps 1 to 4 in “Creating Your Own
Program” on page 10.
The [a0] indication appears in the display.
2 When you record on both sides of the tape, press
Il to insert a pause.
The “P” and (6) indications appear in the display
and the playing time is reset to “0.00.”
When you record on one side of the tape or on a
DAT or MD, skip this step and go to Step 4.
A pause is counted as one track
You can program up to 31 tracks when you insert a
3 Repeat Steps 2 to 4 in “Creating Your Own
Program” on page 10 to create the program for
side B.
4 Start recording on the deck and then press > on
the player.
When you record on both sides of the tape, the
player pauses at the end of the program for side A.
3 When you record on side B, reverse the tape and
press B- or IE on the player to resume playing.
q You can check the total playing time while
programming (Program Edit)
To select a track, press A or PP>{ and check the total
playing time. Then press PROGRAM to confirm your
q To change your program
See page 11.
Fading In or Out 1
You can manually fade in or out to prevent tracks from
starting or ending abruptly.
Note that you cannot use this effect when you use the
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To Press FADER
During pause. The -«l indication
flashes and play fades in.
Start play fading in
End play fading out When you want to start fading out.
The It» indication flashes. The play
fades out and the player pauses.
Fading lasts for about 5 seconds. However, when you press
FADER during Music Scan (see page 8), the play fades out for
about 2 seconds.
Additional Information
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On safety
* As the laser beam used in this unit is harmful to the eyes,
do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel only.
e Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet,
unplug the player and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
On power sources
o Before operating the player, check that the operating
voltage of the player is identical with your local power
supply. The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate
at the rear of the player.
* The player is not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if
the player itself has been turned off.
e If you are not going to use the player for a long time, be
sure to disconnect the player from the wall outlet. To
disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), grasp the plug
itself; never pull the cord.
e Should the AC power cord (mains lead) need to be
changed, have it done at a qualified service shop only.
On placement |
* Place the player in a location with adequate ventilation to
prevent heat build-up in the player.
* Do not place the player on a soft surface such as a rug that
might block the ventilation holes on the bottom.
* Do not place the player in a location near heat sources, or in
a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock.
On operation
e If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may
condense on the lenses inside the player. Should this occur,
the player may not operate properly. In this case, remove
the disc and leave the player turned on for about an hour
until the moisture evaporates.
On adjusting volume
e Do not turn up the volume while listening to a portion with
very low level inputs or no audio signals. If you do, the
speakers may be damaged when a peak level portion is
On cleaning
* Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes on CDs
On handling CDs
* To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not
touch the surface.
e Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.
Not this way
* 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 as there can be considerable rise in temperature
inside the car.
* Do not use any commercially available stabilizer and/or
disc protector. If you do, the disc and the player may be
* After playing, store the disc in its case.
On cleaning
e 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
Additional Information
X ‚о _
: Troubleshooting
: If you experience any of the following difficulties while
$ using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help
; you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
There's no sound.
=p Check that the player is connected securely.
=p Make sure you operate the amplifier correctly.
=p Adjust the playback level using the PHONE
LEVEL control while listening with
The CD does not play.
“> There's no CD inside the player (“no dISC”
appears). Insert a CD.
=> Place the CD with the label side up on the disc
tray correctly.
> Clean the CD (see page 13).
= Moisture has condensed inside the player.
Remove the disc and leave the player turned on
for about an hour (see page 13).
The remote does not function.
=p Remove the obstacles in the path of the remote
and the player.
=p Point the remote at the remote sensor El on the
=p Replace all the batteries in the remote with new
ones if they are weak.
The player functions incorrectly.
=p The microcomputer chips may be operating
incorrectly. Turn the power off, then turn it
back on to reset the player.
Compact disc player
Laser Semiconductor laser
Wavelength 780 — 790 nm
Frequency response 2 Hz to 20 kHz + 0.3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio More than 116 dB
Dynamic range More than 100 dB
Harmonic distortion Less than 0.0025%
Channel separation More than 110 dB
Jack Maximum Load
type output impedance
LINE OUT Phono 2V Over 10 kilohms
jacks (at 50 kilohms)
DIGITAL Optical -18 dBm Wave length: 660 nm
OUT output
(OPTICAL) connector
PHONES Stereo 10 mW 32 ohms
Power requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption 14 W
Dimensions (approx.) 430 x 125 x 400 mm
(w/h/d) (17 x5x 15 3/4 in.) incl. projecting
Mass (approx.) 5.9 kg (13 165)
Supplied accessories
Audio cord (2 phono plugs — 2 phono plugs) (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
TR ————— ;——— ——— ——]] o] S Names of controls
Index Scanning. See Music Scan
Searching. See Locating
А В Select Shuffle Play 9 Buttons
' Shuffle Play 9 CLEAR 11
Automatic Music Sensor. See T DISC1-5 4
Total playing time 6 EX-CHANGE 7
C, D Troubleshooting 14 FADER 12
Connecting 5 M.SCAN 8
Continuous Play 4 U, V, W, X, Y, 2 Number 8
Unpacking 5 & OPEN/CLOSE 4
Editing. See Recording SHUFFLE 9
F, G > 4
Fading 12 На
EH 4
H. 1, J, K fed 4 8
Handling CDs 13 >10 8 —
Hookups 5
overview 5 Switch
by monitoring 8 Control
by observing the display 8 PHONE LEVEL 4
by scanning 8
directly 8 ; Jack
М, № О | Others
Music Scan 8 Disctray 4
; Display 6
P, Q 5
Continuous Play 4
Program Play 10
Repeat Play 9
Shuffle Play 9
Program 10
changing 11
for recording 12
Program Edit 12
a program 12
Remaining time 7
Remote control 5
Repeating 9
Replacing discs while playing
adisc 7
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