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• The power requirements and power
consumption of this player are indicated on
the back of the player. Check that the
player's operating voltage is identical with
your local power supply.
Power requirements and
power consumption t
On safety
• Caution – The use of optical instruments
with this product will increase eye hazard.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
• 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
• The player is not disconnected from the AC
power source as long as it is connected to
the wall outlet, even if the player itself has
been turned off.
• 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, grasp the plug itself; never pull
the cord.
• Should the AC power cord 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
• Do not place the player on a soft surface
such as a rug that might block the
ventilation holes.
• Do not place the player in a location near
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical
• Do not install the player in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
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About this Manual

Check your model
The instructions in this manual are for
DVP-NC615 sold in the U.S.A., Canada,
Asia and Oceania. The differences between
U.S./Canadian models and Asian/Oceanian
models are the supplied remote
commander, RMT-D143A for U.S./
Canadian models or RMT-D143E for
Asian/Oceanian models, jack names on the
rear panel, and some of the on-screen
U.S./Canadian model is the one used for
illustration purposes unless otherwise
specified. Any difference in operation is
clearly indicated in the text, for example,
"Asian/Oceanian models only."
• Instructions in this manual describe the
controls on the remote. You can also use the
controls on the player if they have the same
or similar names as those on the remote.
• The meaning of the icons used in this
manual is described below:
Functions available for DVD
RWs in video mode
Functions available for VIDEO
CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
video CD format
Functions available for DATA
RWs containing MP3* audio
Functions available for music
CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
music CD format
* MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard
format defined by ISO (International Standard
Organization)/MPEG which compresses audio
• Keep the player and discs away from
equipment with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens, or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the player.
For the model supplied with the AC plug
If the AC plug of your unit does not fit into
the wall outlet, attach the supplied AC plug
00V 00Hz
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
turned on for about half an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
• When you move the player, take out any
discs. If you don't, the disc may be
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 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.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
Caution: This player 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.
This Player Can Play the
Following Discs
Format of discs
Music CD
The "DVD VIDEO" logo is a trademark.
Region code
Your player has a region code printed on the
back of the unit and only will play DVD
VIDEO discs (playback only) labeled with
identical region codes. This system is used to
protect copyrights.
DVDs labeled
will also play on this
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
labeled even though playing the DVD is
prohibited by area restrictions.
Region code
00V 00Hz
Example of discs that the player
cannot play
The player cannot play the following discs:
• All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)/
CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded
in the following formats:
–music CD format
–video CD format
–MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660*
Level 1/Level 2, or its extended format,
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-RWs in VR mode


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On transporting the player
Before transporting the player, follow the
procedure below to return the internal
mechanisms to their original positions.
Remove all the discs from the disc tray.
Press Z to close the disc tray.
Make sure that "NO DISC" appears on
the front panel display.
Press ?/1 to turn off the player.
The player enters standby mode and the
power indicator lights up in red.
Disconnect the AC power cord.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
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• DVD Audio discs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
* A logical format of files and folders on CD-
ROMs defined by ISO (International Standard
Also, the player cannot play the following
• 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.
• A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane
tape or a sticker still left on it.
For U.S./Canadian models only:
• The player cannot play a disc recorded in a
color system other than NTSC, such as PAL
or SECAM (this player conforms to the
NTSC color system).
Some CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD-Rs, or DVD-RWs
(in video mode) cannot be played on this player due
to 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.
Note that discs created in the Packet Write format
cannot be played.
Note on playback operations of
Some playback operations of DVDs and
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by
software producers. Since this 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 or VIDEO CDs.
This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected by
method claims of certain U.S. patents, other
intellectual property rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation, and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
This section is extracted from instruction
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manual. (DVP-NC615 : 3-074-252-11)
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Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.

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 center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available cleaners, or
anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
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