Additional Information. Sony DVP-FX950

Additional Information. Sony DVP-FX950

Additional Information



There is no sound.

, The player is in pause mode or in slow play mode.

, The player is in fast forward or fast reverse mode.

If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the problem before requesting repairs. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest

Sony dealer.

The sound volume is low.

, The sound volume is low on some

DVDs. The sound volume may improve if you set “Audio DRC” in “Audio

Setup” to “TV Mode” (page 22).


The power is not turned on.

, Check that the AC power adaptor is

connected securely (page 10).

, Check that the battery pack is attached

securely (page 10).

, Check that the battery pack is sufficiently

charged (page 11).

The battery pack cannot be charged.

, You cannot charge the battery pack when power is turned on. Set the OPERATE

switch to “OFF” (page 10).


There is no picture/picture noise appears.

, The disc is dirty or flawed (page 29).

, The brightness is set at minimum. Adjust

the brightness of the LCD (page 20).

, When “USB” or “Line In” is displayed, press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to

select the disc mode (page 7).


Nothing happens when buttons are pressed.

, The HOLD switch is set in the direction of

the arrow (page 6).

The disc does not play.

, If the disc is turned over, a “No Disc” or

“Cannot play this disc.” message appears. Insert the disc with the playback

side facing down (page 15).

, The disc is not set until it clicks (page 15).

, The disc that cannot be played is inserted. Check the region code matches the player, and that the disc has been

finalised (page 30).

, When “USB” or “Line In” is displayed, press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to

select the disc mode (page 7).

, Parental Control has been set. Change

the setting (page 23).

, Moisture has condensed inside the player

(page 27).

The black points appear and the red, blue, green points remain on the LCD.

, This is a structural property of the LCD and not malfunction.

The player starts and stops playing the disc automatically.

, The disc features an auto playback function.

, While playing discs with an auto pause signal, the player stops playback at the auto pause signal.




The disc does not start playing from the beginning.

, Repeat Play or Random Play is selected

(page 16).

, Resume play has taken effect (page 16).

, The Playlist of the created disc is automatically played. To play original titles, press TOP MENU to set

“Original” (page 8).

“ ” appears and the player does not function according to the button pressed.

, Depending on the disc, you may not be able to perform certain operations. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the disc.

protection only.)

C/c does not work on menu display.

, Depending on the disc, you may not be able to use C/c on the player for the disc menu. In this case, use C/c on the remote.

Playback may take time to start.

, Playback may take time to start in DVD

(VR mode).

Playback freezes.

, When the playback layer of a DVD+R

DL/-R DL disc changes, playback may freeze.

The subtitles disappear.

, When you change playback speed, or skip scenes during playback, the subtitles may disappear temporarily.

The remote does not function.

, Batteries in the remote are weak.

, There are obstacles between the remote and the player.

, The distance between the remote and the player is too far.

, The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on the player.

, Direct sunlight or strong illumination is striking the remote sensor.

, When the AUDIO/SUBTITLE/ANGLE buttons do not work, select and operate it from the DVD menu.

The MP3, JPEG, or video file cannot be

played (page 31).

, The file format does not conform.

, The extension does not conform.

, The file is damaged.

, The file size is too large.

, When the selected file is not supported,

“Data Error” appears and the file will not be played.

, Because of the compression technology used for DivX/MPEG-4 video files, playback may take time to start.

“Copyright Lock” appears and the screen turns blue when playing a DVD

(VR mode) disc.

, Images taken from digital broadcasts, etc., may contain copy protection signals, such as complete copy protection signals, single copy signals, and restriction-free signals. When images that contain copy protection signals are played, a blue screen may appear instead of the images.

It may take a while when looking for playable images. (For player that cannot play images that contain a copy

The file or album names are not displayed correctly.

, The player can only display numbers and alphabet. Other characters are displayed

as “*” (page 31).

The player does not operate properly or the power does not turn off.

, When static electricity, etc., causes the player to operate abnormally, set the

OPERATE switch to “OFF” and disconnect the adaptor and remove the battery pack.


There is no picture or sound on the connected equipment.

, Re-connect the connecting cord securely

(page 14).

, The connecting cord is damaged.

, Check the setting of a connected TV or amplifier.

, When “USB” or “Line In” is displayed, press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to

select the disc mode (page 14).

There is no picture or sound from a connected equipment.

, Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to

select “Line In” (page 14).


The player does not recognize a USB device connected to the player.

, Re-connect the USB device securely

(page 19).

, The USB device is damaged.

, Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to

select “USB” (page 19).


Road safety

Do not use the monitor unit and headphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. Doing so may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your headsets at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.

On safety

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

• 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 adaptor, grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord.

• Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet hands. Doing so may cause shock hazard.

• Do not connect the AC power adaptor to a traveler’s electric transformer, which may generate heat and cause a malfunction.

On temperature increases

Heat may build up inside the player during charging or if it is being used for a long time. This is not a malfunction.

On placement

• Do not place the player in a confined space such as a bookshelf or similar unit.




• Do not cover the ventilation of the player with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place the player on a soft surface, such as a rug.

• Do not place the player and adaptors in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, sand, moisture, rain, or mechanical shock, or in a car with its windows closed.

• Do not place the player in an inclined position. It is designed to be operated in a horizontal position only.

• Keep the player and discs away from equipment with strong magnet, such as microwave ovens, or large loudspeakers.

• Do not drop or apply strong shock.

Do not place heavy objects on the player and accessories.

On operation

• If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lenses inside the player. Should this occur, the player may not operate properly. In this case, remove the disc and leave the player for about half an hour until the moisture evaporates. Wipe off moisture attached to the LCD surface with tissue etc. Turn on the power again later.

• Keep the lens on the player clean and do not touch it. Touching the lens may damage the lens and cause the player to malfunction. Leave the disc lid closed except when you insert or remove discs.

• Turn off the power before disconnecting the AC power adaptor, the car battery adaptor or the battery pack. Failure to do so may cause a malfunction.

On Liquid Crystal Display

• Although manufactured with high precision technology, the LCD may occasionally display dots of various colours. That is not a malfunction.

• Do not place or drop any object onto the

LCD surface. Also, do not apply pressure from hands or elbows.

• Do not damage the LCD surface with a sharp edged tool.

On battery pack

• Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used to power this product.

Please consult with your local authority.

• Because of the battery’s limited life, its capacity gradually deteriorates over time and repeated use. Purchase a new one when the battery holds about only half the normal period.

• The battery may not be charged to its fullest capacity when charged for the first time, or when it has not been used for a long time. The capacity recovers after being charged and discharged several times.

• Do not leave the battery pack in a car or direct sunlight, where temperature goes up above 60 ºC.

• Do not expose to water.

• Avoid short-circuiting the battery connecting jacks with metal objects such as a necklace.

• Make sure dust or sand does not enter the battery connecting jacks and the guide holes located on the bottom of the player.

On AC power adaptor and car battery adaptor

• Use the supplied adaptors for the player, as other adaptors may cause a malfunction.

• Do not disassemble or reverse-engineer.

• Do not touch the metal parts, as it may cause a short and damage the adaptors, especially if touched by other metal objects.

On adjusting volume

Do not turn up the volume while listening to a section with very low level inputs or no audio signals. If you do, the speakers may be damaged when a peak level section is played.

On headphones

• Preventing hearing damage: Avoid using headphones at high volumes. Hearing experts advice against continuous, loud, and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the volume or discontinue use.

• Showing consideration for others: Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside sounds and still be considerate to the people around you.

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.

• Wipe the LCD surface with the soft dry cloth lightly. To prevent dirt buildup, wipe it frequently.

Do not wipe the LCD surface with a wet cloth. If water enters, a malfunction may result.

• If picture/sound is distorted, the lens may be covered with dust. In this case, use a commercially-available blower brush for camera lenses to clean the lens.

Avoid touching the lens directly during cleaning.

On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners

Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens cleaners (including wet or spray types).

These may cause the apparatus to malfunction.

Notes About the Discs

• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface.

• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may rise considerably inside the car.

• After playing, store the disc in its case.

• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.

Wipe the disc from the centre out.

• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, disc/lens cleaners, or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.

• If you have printed the disc’s label, dry the label before playing.

• Do not use the following discs:

– A disc that has a non-standard shape

(e.g., card, heart).

– A disc with a label or sticker on it.

– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker adhesive on it.



Playable Media




DATA disc or


Disc Logo

Icon Characteristics

• Commercial DVD


DVD+R DLs in +VR mode


DVD-R DLs in video mode


DVD-R DLs in VR (Video

Recording) mode

• Music CDs

• CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music

CD format

• VIDEO CDs (including

Super VCDs)

• CD-Rs/CD-RWs in video

CD format or Super VCD format


USB devices containing

MP3, JPEG, or video files.


Notes about recordable media

Some recordable media cannot be played on the player due to the recording quality or physical condition of the media, or the characteristics of the recording device and authoring software.

The disc will not play if it has not been

correctly finalised. For more information, refer to the operating instructions for the recording device. Note that some playback functions may not work with some

DVD+RWs/+Rs/+R DLs, even if they have been correctly finalised. In this case, view the disc by normal playback.

For player that cannot play images that

contain a copy protection only

Images in DVD (VR mode) with CPRM* protection may not be played if they contain a copy protection signal. “Copyright Lock” appears.

* CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable

Media) is a coding technology that protects the copyright of images.

Notes on MP3, JPEG, and video files

The player can play the following files:

• MP3 files with the extension “.mp3”*



• JPEG files with the extension “.jpg”*



• JPEG image files that conform to the

DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) image file format.

• DivX video files with the extension

“.avi” or “.divx.”

• MPEG-4 video files (simple profile) with the extension “.mp4”*



• DATA CDs must be recorded according to ISO 9660 Level 1, or its extended format, Joliet.

• DATA DVDs must be recorded according to UDF (Universal Disk




Files in mp3PRO format cannot be played.



Files with the extension “.jpe” or “.jpeg” can be played by changing the extension to “.jpg.”



Files with copyright protection (Digital Right

Management) cannot be played. Files in

MPEG-4 AVC format cannot be played.


• To play a complex hierarchy of folders may take some time. Create albums as follows:

– The number of hierarchies in the media should be no more than two.

– The number of albums in the media should be 50 or less.

– The number of files in one album should be

100 or less.

– The total number of albums and files in the media should be 600 or less.

• The player plays the files in an album in the order the media was recorded.


• The player will play any file in the above table, even if the file format differs. Playing such data may generate noise that can result in speaker damage.

• Some DATA discs created in Packet Write format cannot be played.

• Some DATA discs created in multiple sessions may not be playable.

• Some JPEG files cannot be played.

• The player cannot play the JPEG file that is larger than 3078 (width) x 2048 (height) in normal mode, or larger than 2000 (width) x

1200 (height) in progressive JPEG. (Some progressive JPEG files cannot be displayed even if the size is within this specified capacity.)

• The player may not play a combination of two or more DivX/MPEG-4 video files.

• The player cannot play a DivX/MPEG-4 video file of size more than 720 (width)

× 576

(height)/2 GB.

• The player may not play certain DivX/MPEG-

4 video files that are longer than 3 hours.

• Depending on the DivX/MPEG-4 video file, normal playback may not be possible. The picture may be unclear, playback may not appear smooth, the sound may skip, etc. You are recommended to create the file at a lower bit rate. If the sound is still noisy, check the audio format. (MP3 is recommended for DivX video files, and MPEG-4 video file should be

AAC LC.) Note, however, the player does not conform to WMA (Windows Media Audio) format.

• The player may not playback the high bit rate video file on the DATA CD smoothly. You are recommended to playback using DATA DVD.

• The player can display a file or album name up to 14 characters. Special character appears as


• The player can display only the currently playing album name. Any album located on the upper layer is displayed as “\..\.”

• Playback information of some files may not be displayed correctly.




Notes on commercial discs


Region code

It is the system that is used to protect copyrights. The region code is shown on the DVD VIDEO packages according to the region of sale. DVD VIDEOs labelled

“ALL” or “2” will play on the player.


DVD and VIDEO CD playback operations

Some playback operations of DVDs and

VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software producers. Since the player plays

DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available. Also, refer to the instructions supplied with the DVDs and VIDEO CDs.

Notes on discs

This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.

DualDiscs and some music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies do not conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Therefore, these discs may not be compatible with this product.


Laser: Semiconductor laser

Signal format system: PAL (NTSC)


VIDEO (video input/output):


AUDIO (audio input/output):

Stereo minijack

PHONES (headphones) A/B:

Stereo minijack

USB: USB jack Type A (For connecting USB memory)

Liquid Crystal Display

Panel size (approx.): 23 cm/9 inches (diagonal)

Driving system: TFT active matrix

Resolution: 800

× 480 (effective pixel rate: more than 99.99%)


Power requirements:

DC 9.5 V (AC power Adaptor/Car battery adaptor)

DC 7.4 V (Battery pack)

Power consumption (DVD VIDEO Playback):

6.5 W (when used with a headphone)

Dimensions (approx.):


× 34.4 × 170.8 mm (width/height/depth) incl. projecting parts

Mass (approx.): 880 g

Operating temperature: 5

°C to 35 °C

Operating humidity: 25 % to 80 %

AC Power Adaptor: 110-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Car Battery Adaptor: 12 V DC

Supplied accessories

See page 10.

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.





4:3 Letter Box 21

4:3 Pan Scan



Angle Mark








Audio DRC


Audio Setup







Charging time and playing time







Disc Menu


DivX (video file)









General Setup








Language Setup


LCD Aspect 20

LCD Mode







MPEG-4 (video file)





OSD (On-Screen Display)



Parental Control 23







Playable Media


Playback Information Display



Random Play


Region code


Repeat Play


Resume Play



Screen Saver






Slide Show









TV Display










Video file (DivX/MPEG-4)






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