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Operating Instructions
© 2008 Sony Corporation

Summary of Contents

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    3-283-146-11(2) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS38 DVP-NS39 © 2008 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2: Warning

    Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony...

  • Page 3: Notes About The Discs, Precautions

    TV for an extended period of time you risk permanent damage to your television screen. Plasma display panel televisions and projection televisions are susceptible to this. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Notes About the Discs .

  • Page 5: About This Manual

    Settings and Adjustments ......49 Using the Setup Display ........49 Setting the Display or Sound Track Language (LANGUAGE SETUP) .

  • Page 6: This Player Can Play The Following Discs

    This Player Can Play the Following Discs Format of discs Commercial DVD DVD-RW/-R DVD+RW/+R/ +R DL VIDEO CD/ Music CD CD-RW/-R “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R DL,” “DVD-R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and “CD” logos are trademarks. Note about CDs/DVDs The player can play CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD- RWs recorded in the following formats: –...

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    Notes • Notes about DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/ DVD+Rs DL, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/ DVD-Rs DL, or CD-Rs/CD-RWs Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD+Rs DL, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-Rs DL, or CD-Rs/ CD-RWs cannot be played on this player due to the recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and authoring software.

  • Page 8: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) button (20) B Disc tray (20) C Front panel display (9) (remote sensor) (16) Rear panel A DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (15) E A (open/close) button (20) F H (play) button (20) G x (stop) button (21)

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    Front panel display When playing back a DVD Playing status Lights up when you can change the angle (21) Lights up during Repeat Play (28) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (23) Playing status Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (28) When playing back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio/DivX video), DATA DVD (MP3 audio/DivX video), or VIDEO CD (without PBC) Playing status...

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    Remote A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (17) B Z (open/close) button (21) C Number buttons (17) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (27) E TOP MENU button (23) F C/X/x/c buttons (21) G O RETURN (return) button (21) (replay/step/advance/ step) buttons (21, 34) I ./>...

  • Page 11: Guide To The Control Menu Display (magic Pad)

    Guide to the Control Menu Display (Magic Pad) Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. Press DISPLAY repeatedly to turn on or change the Control Menu display as follows: Control Menu display 1 Control Menu display 2 (Only for DATA CDs/DATA DVDs without DivX video files) Control Menu display off Control Menu display The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type.

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    List of Control Menu items Item Item Name, Function TITLE/SCENE/TRACK Selects the title, scene, or track to be played. CHAPTER/INDEX Selects the chapter or index to be played. TRACK Selects the track to be played. TIME/TEXT Checks the elapsed time and the remaining playback time.

  • Page 13: Hooking Up The Player, Step 1: Unpacking, Hookups

    Hookups Hooking Up the Player Follow steps 1 to 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player. Notes • Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. • Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected. •...

  • Page 14: Step 2: Connecting To Your Tv

    C E N T E R VCR, you may not receive a clear image on the TV screen. CD/DVD player • When you connect the player to your TV via the SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the player automatically when you start playback.

  • Page 15: Step 3: Connecting To An Audio Component

    & pending. DTS and DTS Digital Out are registered trademarks and the DTS logos and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © 1996-2007 DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. C E N T E R CD/DVD player Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) to coaxial digital input...

  • Page 16: Step 4: Connecting The Mains Lead, Step 5: Preparing The Remote

    Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead Plug the player and TV mains lead (power cord) into a mains. Step 5: Preparing the Remote You can control the player using the supplied remote. Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor Notes •...

  • Page 17: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Controlling Your TV With the Supplied Remote You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of your Sony TV with the supplied remote. Number buttons You can control your TV using the buttons below. By pressing You can...

  • Page 18: Step 6: Quick Setup

    Step 6: Quick Setup Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the player. To skip an adjustment, press >. To return to the previous adjustment, press .. Turn on the TV. Press [/1. Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.

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    Press ENTER. The Setup Display for selecting the type of video signal output from the LINE (RGB)-TV jack appears. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE LINE: Press X/x to select the type of signal you want to output from the LINE (RGB)-TV jack.

  • Page 20: Playing Discs, Playback

    Playback Playing Discs Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. Number buttons CLEAR TOP MENU RETURN (replay) ZOOM SLOW PLAY Turn on your TV. Press [/1.

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    Additional operations To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 20. Operation Press x Stop Press X Pause Resume play after Press X or H pause Press > Go to the next chapter, track, or scene in continuous play mode Press .

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    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc (Resume Play/Multi-disc Resume) The player remembers the point where you stopped the disc. Notes • For DVD-VR mode, CDs, DATA CDs, and DATA DVDs the player remembers the resume playback point for the current disc. The resume point is cleared when: –...

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    Using the DVD’s Menu A DVD VIDEO is divided into long sections of a picture or a music feature called “titles.” Press TOP MENU to select a title you want when you play a DVD VIDEO which contains several titles. Press MENU to select items such as language for the sound and subtitles when you play a DVD VIDEO that allows you to do so.

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    Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to change the time information. The available time information depends upon the type of disc you are playing. Checking the play information of the disc To check the DVD/CD text Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to display text recorded on the DVD/CD. The DVD/CD text appears only when text is recorded in the disc.

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    When playing a DVD Playing time of the current title Remaining time of the current title Playing time of the current chapter Remaining time of the current chapter Text Current title and chapter number (returns to top automatically) When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) or DATA DVD (MP3 audio) Playing time and number of the current track...

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    Various Play Mode Functions (Programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play) You can set the following play modes: • Programme Play (page 26) • Shuffle Play (page 27) • Repeat Play (page 28) • A-B Repeat Play (page 28) Note The play mode is cancelled when: –...

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    PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE 0 2 – 0 3 – – 2. TITLE – – 3. TITLE – – 4. TITLE – – 5. TITLE – – 6. TITLE – – 7. TITLE – – Selected title and chapter When playing a VIDEO CD or CD For example, select track “02.”...

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    When Programme Play is activated • ON: shuffles titles, chapters, or tracks selected in Programme Play. Press ENTER. Shuffle Play starts. To return to normal play Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 3. z Hints • You can set Shuffle Play while the player is stopped.

  • Page 29: Adjusting The Playback Picture (custom Picture Mode)

    Press X/x to select REPEAT), then press ENTER. The options for “A-B REPEAT” appear. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 Press X/x to select “SET t,” then press ENTER.

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    • DYNAMIC 2: produces a more dynamic picture than DYNAMIC 1 by further increasing the picture contrast and colour intensity. • CINEMA 1: enhances details in dark areas by increasing the black level. • CINEMA 2: white colours become brighter and black colours become richer, and the colour contrast is increased.

  • Page 31: Sharpening The Picture (sharpness)

    Sharpening the Picture (SHARPNESS) You can enhance the outlines of images to produce a sharper picture. Press DISPLAY during playback (When playing a DATA CD or DATA DVD with JPEG image files, press twice). The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (SHARPNESS), then press ENTER.

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    The display for registering a new password appears. 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. When you have already registered a password The display for entering the password appears.

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    Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The display for setting the playback limitation level appears. Press X/x to select “STANDARD,” then press ENTER. The selection items for “STANDARD” are displayed. Press X/x to select a geographic area as the playback limitation level, then press ENTER.

  • Page 34: Searching For A Scene

    Searching for a Scene Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Scan, Slow-motion Play, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. (step) Notes • Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.

  • Page 35: Searching For A Title/chapter/track/scene, Etc

    Notes • You cannot search for a still picture in DVD-VR mode. • For DATA CDs/DATA DVDs, this function works only for DivX video files. Searching for a Title/ Chapter/Track/Scene, etc. You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and you can search a VIDEO CD/CD/DATA CD/ DATA DVD by track, index, file, or scene.

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    When playing a CD TRACK When playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD ALBUM TRACK (MP3 audio tracks only) FILE (JPEG image files only) When playing a DATA CD (DivX video files)/DATA DVD (DivX video files) ALBUM FILE TIME/TEXT Example: when you select CHAPTER “...

  • Page 37: Searching By Scene (picture Navigation)

    Searching by Scene (PICTURE NAVIGATION) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. RETURN Press PICTURE NAVI during playback. The following display appears. CHAPTER VIEWER Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to select an item. • CHAPTER VIEWER (DVD VIDEO only): displays the first scene of each chapter.

  • Page 38: Changing The Sound, Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound When playing a DVD VIDEO or DATA CD (DivX video files)/DATA DVD (DivX video files) recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD VIDEO is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also change the language.

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    • When playing in DVD-VR mode: If you connect to an audio component using the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack and want to switch between the sound tracks, set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to “D- PCM” in “AUDIO SETUP” (page 54). Checking the audio signal format You can check the audio signal format by pressing...

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    (L: left, R: right) without using actual rear speakers. TVS was developed by Sony to produce surround sound for home use using just a stereo TV.

  • Page 41: About Mp3 Audio Tracks And Jpeg Image Files, Enjoying Mp3 Audio And Jpeg Images

    Enjoying MP3 Audio and JPEG Images About MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files MP3 is audio compression technology that satisfies the ISO/IEC MPEG regulations. JPEG is image compression technology. You can play DATA CDs/DATA DVDs that contain MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files.

  • Page 42: Playing Mp3 Audio Tracks Or Jpeg Image Files

    When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD and press H, the numbered tracks (or files) are played sequentially, from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks (or files) contained within a currently selected album take priority over the next album in the same tree. (Example: C contains D so 4 is played before 5.) When you press MENU and the list of album...

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    Selecting an album Press MENU. The list of albums on the disc appears. When an album is being played, its title is shaded. Press X/x to select the album you want to play. Press H. Playback starts from the selected album. To select MP3 audio tracks, see “Selecting an MP3 audio track”...

  • Page 44: Enjoying Jpeg Images As A Slide Show

    To magnify a JPEG image (ZOOM) Press ZOOM while viewing the image. You can enlarge the image up to four times the original size, and scroll using C/X/x/c. To return to normal view, press CLEAR. When pressed once (x2) The image enlarges twice the original size. When pressed twice (x4) The image enlarges four times the original size.

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    Viewing a slide show with sound (MODE (MP3, JPEG)) When JPEG image files and MP3 audio tracks are placed in the same album, you can enjoy a slide show with sound. Press DISPLAY during stop mode. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (MP3, JPEG)), and press ENTER.

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    Setting the pace for a slide show (INTERVAL) You can set the time the slides are displayed on the screen. Press DISPLAY twice while viewing a JPEG image or when the player is in stop mode. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (INTERVAL), then press ENTER.

  • Page 47: About Divx Video Files

    ® Enjoying DivX Videos About DivX Video Files ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This ® product is an official DivX Certified product. You can play DATA CDs and DATA DVDs that contain DivX video files. DATA CDs and DATA DVDs that the player can play Playback of DATA CDs and DATA DVDs...

  • Page 48: Playing Divx Video Files

    Playing DivX Video Files You can play DivX video files on DATA CDs and DATA DVDs. RETURN z Hint You can view the disc information while playing a DivX video file (page 23). Notes • If there are no DivX video files recorded on the DATA CD/DATA DVD, a message appears to indicate that the disc is not playable.

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    Settings and Adjustments Using the Setup Display By using the Setup Display, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. You can also set a language for the subtitles and the Setup Display, among other things. For details on each Setup Display item, see pages from 50 to 54.

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    Press X/x to select a setting, then press ENTER. The setting is selected and setup is complete. Example: “4:3 PAN SCAN” SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: LINE: To enter the Quick Setup mode Select “QUICK” in step 3. Follow from step 5 of the Quick Setup explanation to make basic adjustments (page 18).

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    Settings for the Display (SCREEN SETUP) Choose settings according to the TV to be connected. Select “SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 49). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...

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    Custom Settings SETUP) Use this to set up playback related and other settings. Select “CUSTOM SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 49). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP AUTO POWER OFF: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE:...

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    Settings for the Sound (AUDIO SETUP) “AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. Select “AUDIO SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 49). The default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO DRC: DOWNMIX:...

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    Setting the digital output signal Switches the method of outputting audio signals when you connect a component such as an audio component or MD deck with a digital input jack. For connection details, see page 15. Select “DOLBY DIGITAL,” “MPEG,” “DTS,”...

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    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the mains lead is connected securely.

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    , Moisture has condensed inside the player (page 3). , The player cannot play a recorded disc that is not correctly finalized (page 6). The MP3 audio track cannot be played (page 42). , The DATA CD is not recorded in MP3 format that conforms to ISO 9660 Level 1/ Level 2 or Joliet.

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    The disc tray does not open and “TRAY LOCKED” appears on the front panel display. , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “Data error” appears on the TV screen when playing a DATA CD or DATA DVD.

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    E XX To prevent a malfunction, the (xx is a number) player has performed the self-diagnosis function. , Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and give the 5- character service number. Example: E 61 10...

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    Specifications System Laser: Semiconductor laser Outputs (Jack name: Jack type/Output level/Load impedance) DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms LINE (RGB)-TV: (AUDIO): SCART jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms (VIDEO): SCART jack/1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms (S VIDEO): SCART jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL), 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC)/ 75 ohms (RGB): SCART jack/0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms General...

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    Language Code List For details, see pages 38, 50. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language 1027 Afar 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1039 Amharic 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1051 Aymara 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1057 Byelorussian 1059 Bulgarian 1060 Bihari...

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    Index Numerics 16:9 51 4:3 LETTER BOX 51 4:3 PAN SCAN 51 48kHz/96kHz PCM 54 5.1 Channel Surround 15 A-B REPEAT 28 Advance 21 ALBUM 36 Album 41 Angle 21 AUDIO 38 AUDIO DRC 53 AUDIO SETUP 53 AUTO PLAY 52 AUTO POWER OFF 52 BACKGROUND 51 Batteries 16...

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