WARNING Notes About the Discs To reduce the risk of fire or Precautions electric shock, do not expose Safety this apparatus to rain or • To keep the disc clean, handle To prevent fire or shock hazard, do moisture. the disc by its edge. Do not touch not place objects filled with To avoid electrical shock, do the surface.
If you have any questions or problems trouble. concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. 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.
Example of discs that the player This Player Can Play the cannot play Following Discs The player cannot play the following discs: • CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in the formats listed on this Format of discs page. Commercial DVD •...
Copyrights Notes • Notes about DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD+Rs This product incorporates copyright DL, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-Rs DL, or protection technology that is protected by CD-Rs/CD-RWs U.S. patents and other intellectual property Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD+Rs DL, rights. Use of this copyright protection DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-Rs DL, or CD-Rs/ CD-RWs cannot be played on this player due to technology must be authorized by the recording quality or physical condition of the...
Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) button (23) F N (play) button (23) B Disc tray (23) G x (stop) button (24) C Front panel display (9) H MIC (microphone) jack (41) I MIC (microphone) LEVEL control (remote sensor) (19)
Front panel display When playing back a DVD Current title/chapter or playing time (26) Playing status Lights up when you can change the angle (24) Lights up during Repeat Play (30) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (26) Current scene or playing time (26) Playing status Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (31)
Remote I ./> (previous/next) buttons (24) (scan/slow) buttons (37) K ZOOM button (24, 52) L SLOW PLAY/FAST PLAY buttons (24) (audio) button (46) (subtitle) button (24, 52) O [/1 (on/standby) button (23) P 2 (volume) +/– buttons (20) The + button has a tactile dot.* Q t (TV/video) button (20) R PICTURE NAVI (picture navigation) button (40, 52)
Guide to the Control Menu Display 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 Control Menu display off You can use the Control Menu display items for ECHO, KARAOKE PON, VOCAL SELECT, or GUIDE MELODY when the player is in karaoke mode only.
List of Control Menu items SETUP QUICK Setup Item Item Name, Function Use Quick Setup to choose the desired language of the on-screen TITLE/SCENE/TRACK display, the aspect ratio of the TV Selects the title, scene, or track to and the audio output signal. be played.
VOCAL SELECT Selects different kind of vocals recorded on the disc. GUIDE MELODY Selects the guide melody. z Hint The Control Menu icon indicator lights up in green when you select any item except “OFF” (“PROGRAM,” “SHUFFLE,” “REPEAT,” “A-B REPEAT,” “SHARPNESS,” “KARAOKE MODE,”...
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. •...
Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords Connect this player to your TV monitor, projector, or audio component such as an AV amplifier (receiver) using a video cord. Select one of the patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector, or audio component.
Video input jack You will enjoy standard quality images. Component video input jacks (Y, P You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction and high quality images. If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format signals, use this connection and set “PROGRESSIVE (COMPONENT OUT ONLY)”...
Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector, or audio component such as an AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen to sound. (red) (yellow)* INPUT...
Audio L/R input jacks This connection will use your TV’s or audio component’s two speakers for sound. Digital audio input jack If your audio component has a Dolby* Digital, DTS* , or MPEG audio decoder and a digital input jack, use this connection. You can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), and MPEG audio (5.1ch) surround effect.
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 on the player.
You can control the sound level, input source, You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of your Sony TV with the and power switch of non-Sony TVs as well. supplied remote. If your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer’s code.
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 .. The on- screen displays differ depending on the player model. ENTER Turn on the TV.
Press ENTER. Press X/x to select the type of Dolby Digital signal you wish to The Setup Display for selecting the aspect ratio of the TV to be connected send to your audio component. appears. If your audio component has a Dolby Digital decoder, select “DOLBY SCREEN SETUP 16:9...
Press Z on the player, and place a disc on the disc tray. Playback Playing Discs Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied Playback side facing down with your disc.
Additional operations Playing quickly or slowly with sound To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 23. You can listen to dialogue or sound while playing the current scene quickly or slowly. Operation During playback, press FAST PLAY or Press x Stop SLOW PLAY.
Resuming Playback From the Using the DVD’s Menu Point Where You Stopped the A DVD VIDEO is divided into long sections Disc (Multi-disc Resume) 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 TIME/TEXT repeatedly to Playing VIDEO CDs With PBC change the time information. Functions (PBC Playback) The available time information depends PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play upon the type of disc you are playing. VIDEO CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen.
Bit rate* Checking the information on the front panel display 17:30 128k You can view the time information and text displayed on the TV screen also on the front panel display. The information on the front panel display changes as follows when you change the time information on your TV screen.
When playing a DATA CD (DivX video) or Various Play Mode DATA DVD (DivX video) Functions Playing time of the current file (Programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat The current file name Play) The current album and file number (returns to top automatically) You can set the following play modes: •...
Press X/x to select “SET ,” then Next, press X/x to select “03” under “C,” then press ENTER. press ENTER. “TRACK” is displayed when you play PROGRAM a VIDEO CD or CD. ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE 0 2 – 0 3 –...
When Programme Play is activated Follow step 5 for new programming. To cancel a programme, select “--” under • ON: shuffles titles, chapters, or tracks “T,” then press ENTER. selected in Programme Play. Press ENTER. To cancel all of the titles, chapters, or Shuffle Play starts.
When playing in DVD-VR mode Repeating a specific portion • DISC: repeats all the titles of the (A-B Repeat Play) selected type. • TITLE: repeats the current title on a disc. • CHAPTER: repeats the current chapter. You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter or track repeatedly.
To return to normal play Adjusting the Playback Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 3. Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE) Notes • When you set A-B Repeat Play, the settings for Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, and Programme Play are cancelled. •...
Press ENTER. • DYNAMIC 2: produces a more dynamic picture than DYNAMIC 1 by The adjustment is saved, and further increasing the picture contrast “BRIGHTNESS” adjustment bar and colour intensity. appears. • CINEMA 1: enhances details in dark Repeat step 2 and 3 to adjust areas by increasing the black level.
Sharpening the Picture Locking Discs (CUSTOM (SHARPNESS) PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) You can set two kinds of playback restrictions for a disc. You can enhance the outlines of images to • Custom Parental Control produce a sharper picture. You can set playback restrictions so that the player will not play inappropriate discs.
Press X/x to select “ON t,” then press ENTER. CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL If you have not entered a password The display for registering a new Custom parental control is already set. To play, enter your password password appears. and press ENTER PARENTAL CONTROL Enter a new 4-digit password,...
Enter a 4-digit password using the z Hint If you forget your password, remove the disc and number buttons, then press ENTER. repeat steps 1 to 3 of “Parental Control (limited The display for confirming the password playback).” When you are asked to enter your appears.
Opposite direction ×2b t 1m t 2m t 3m Searching for a Scene 3m (DVD/VIDEO CD/DATA CD*/ Searching for a DATA DVD* only) ×2b (DVD VIDEO only) Particular Point on a * DivX video only Disc (Scan, Slow-motion Play, The “×2B”/ “×2b” playback speed is about Freeze Frame) twice the normal speed.
Playing one frame at a time Searching for a Title/ (Freeze Frame) Chapter/Track/Scene, etc. When the player is in the pause mode, press (step) to go to the next frame. Press (step) to go to the preceding frame (DVD only). To return to normal playback, You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and press H.
Press the number buttons to select When playing a VIDEO CD or Super VCD without PBC Playback the title, chapter, track, index, TRACK scene, etc., number you want to INDEX search. When playing a VIDEO CD or Super If you make a mistake VCD with PBC Playback Cancel the number by pressing CLEAR, SCENE...
Press ENTER. Searching by Scene The first scene of each chapter, title, or track appears as follows. (PICTURE NAVIGATION) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. Press C/X/x/c to select a chapter, PICTURE title, or track, and press ENTER.
MIC LEVEL control MIC jack Enjoying Karaoke Using Karaoke You can enjoy karaoke (singing along with a disc) by setting this player to karaoke mode. You can connect a microphone (not supplied) to the player. Microphone (not supplied) Note When you set the player to the karaoke mode, you cannot use the TVS (page 48), Fast Play, or Slow Play (page 24) function.
Dolby Digital Karaoke format Adjusting the Echo (ECHO) Dolby Digital format, which reproduces surround sound using 5 channels, can also contain the “Dolby Digital Karaoke” format which is specialized for karaoke. On the Dolby When using the karaoke function, you can set Digital Karaoke format discs, guide melody the player to produce echo sound effects.
Press c. Playing Karaoke with The following display appears. Any Stereo Disc (KARAOKE 0 1 2 3 4 5 PON) You can enjoy karaoke with a stereo-recorded disc, even if it is a non-karaoke disc, by Press C/c repeatedly to select reducing the sound of the vocals.
Press ENTER. Selecting the Vocals (VOCAL SELECT) Notes • This function may not work well in the following You can select different kinds of vocals cases: recorded in the disc. – Only a few instruments are playing. – A duet is playing. –...
When playing a VIDEO CD or CD Turning the Guide Melody On and Off L+R (same sound is output from both speakers) (GUIDE MELODY) STEREO (The standard stereo You can listen to the guide melody, if sound) available. When playing a Super VCD 1:L+R 1:STEREO (The stereo sound of the audio track 1)
Press (audio) repeatedly to select the desired audio signal. Sound Adjustments When playing a DVD VIDEO Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the Changing the Sound choice of language varies. When 4 digits are displayed, they indicate a language code. See “Language Code List”...
• Rear (Monaural): This signal can be either Notes the Dolby Surround Sound processed • While playing a Super VCD on which the audio signals or the Dolby Digital sound’s track 2 is not recorded, no sound will come out monaural rear audio signals.
This feature is useful when you want to hear R: right) without using actual rear speakers. the dialogue and enjoy the surround sound TVS was developed by Sony to produce effects of “TVS WIDE” at low volume. surround sound for home use using just a stereo TV.
MP3 audio track or JPEG image Enjoying MP3 Audio and JPEG file that the player can play Images The player can play the following tracks and files: About MP3 Audio Tracks – MP3 audio tracks with the extension and JPEG Image Files “.MP3.”...
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD About playback order of albums, and press H, the numbered tracks (or files) tracks, and files are played sequentially, from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks (or files) contained Albums play in the following order: within a currently selected album take Structure of disc contents priority over the next album in the same tree.
To stop playback Playing MP3 Audio Press x. Tracks or JPEG Image To go to the next or previous page Press c or C. Files To turn on or off the display You can play MP3 audio tracks and JPEG Press MENU repeatedly.
When pressed twice (x4) Selecting a JPEG image file The image enlarges four times the original size. After step 2 of “Selecting an album,” To display JPEG image information press PICTURE NAVI. Press (subtitle) while viewing JPEG The image files in the album appear in 16 image files.
3 ( 1 2) Enjoying JPEG Images as DATA CD JPEG 2 0 0 8 / 1 0 / 2 9 a Slide Show AUTO AUTO AUDIO (MP3) IMAGE (JPEG) You can play JPEG image files on a DATA CD or DATA DVD successively as a slide show.
• If you play large MP3 track data and JPEG image Selecting the slides’ appearance data at the same time, the sound may skip. It is recommended that you set the MP3 bit rate to 128 (EFFECT) kbps or lower when creating the file. If the sound still skips, then reduce the size of the JPEG file.
DivX video files that the player ® Enjoying DivX Videos can play The player can play data that is recorded in About DivX Video Files DivX format, and which has the extension “.AVI” or “.DIVX.” The player will not play ®...
Playing DivX Video Files To stop playback Press x. To go to the next or previous page You can play DivX video files on DATA CDs Press C or c. and DATA DVDs. To turn the display on or off MENU Press MENU repeatedly.
Press X/x to select “CUSTOM,” then press ENTER. Settings and Adjustments The Setup Display appears. Using the Setup Display LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: ENGLISH MENU: ENGLISH AUDIO: ORIGINAL By using the Setup Display, you can make SUBTITLE: ENGLISH various adjustments to items such as picture and sound.
Press X/x to select a setting, then Setting the Display or press ENTER. Sound Track Language The setting is selected and setup is complete. (LANGUAGE SETUP) Example: “4:3 PAN SCAN” Selected setting “LANGUAGE SETUP” allows you to set various languages for the on-screen display or SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: 4:3 PAN SCAN...
Note Settings for the Display Depending on the DVD, “4:3 LETTER BOX” may be selected automatically instead of “4:3 PAN (SCREEN SETUP) SCAN” or vice versa. COLOR SYSTEM (VIDEO CD) Choose settings according to the TV to be Selects the colour system when you play a connected.
PROGRESSIVE (COMPONENT OUT 4:3 OUTPUT ONLY) This setting is effective only when you set “TV TYPE” in “SCREEN SETUP” to If your TV accepts progressive (525p/625p) “16:9.” format signals, set “PROGRESSIVE Adjust this to watch 4:3 aspect ratio (COMPONENT OUT ONLY)” to “ON.” progressive signals.
PAUSE MODE (DVDs only) Custom Settings Selects the picture in pause mode. (CUSTOM AUTO The picture, including subjects SETUP) that move dynamically, is output with no jitter. Normally select this position. Use this to set up playback related and other settings.
DOLBY Normally, select this position. Settings for the Sound SUR- Multi-channel audio signals are ROUND output to 2 channels for enjoying (AUDIO SETUP) surround sounds. NORMAL Multi-channel audio signals are “AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound downmixed to 2 channels for use according to the playback and connection with your stereo.
MPEG (DVDs only) Selects the type of MPEG audio signal. Select this when the player is connected to an audio component without a built-in MPEG decoder. If you play multi-channel MPEG audio sound tracks, only the Front (L) and Front (R) signals will be output from your two front speakers.
The picture does not fill the screen, even any problem persist, consult your nearest though the aspect ratio is set in “TV TYPE” Sony dealer. under “SCREEN SETUP.” Power , The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your DVD.
The JPEG image file cannot be played Operation (page 49). The remote does not function. , The DATA CD is not recorded in JPEG , The batteries in the remote are weak. format that conforms to ISO 9660 Level 1/ , There are obstacles between the remote and Level 2 or Joliet.
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able , Contact your Sony dealer or local to do some of the operations above. Refer to authorized Sony service facility. the operating manual that comes with the disc.
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...
Specifications System General Laser: Semiconductor laser Power requirements: 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Outputs and Input Power consumption: 10 W (Jack name: Jack type/Output level/Load Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 43 × 213.4 mm (width/height/ impedance) LINE OUT (AUDIO): depth) incl.
Language Code List For details, see pages 46, 58. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1347 Maori 1507 Samoan 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1349 Macedonian 1508 Shona 1032 Afrikaans...