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.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
the cabinet, unplug the player and have it
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
checked by qualified personnel before
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
operating it any further.
such as alcohol or benzine.
On power sources
On cleaning discs
• The player is not disconnected from the AC
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
power source as long as it is connected to
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
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
• 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
On transporting the player
such as a rug.
• Do not place the player in a location near
Before transporting the player, follow the
procedure below to return the internal
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical
mechanisms to their original positions.
• Do not install the player in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
• Keep the player and the discs away from
equipment with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens, or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the player.
If you have any questions or problems
• If the player is brought directly from a cold
concerning your player, please consult your
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
nearest Sony dealer.
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
• When you move the player, take out any
discs. If you don't, the disc may be
Example of discs that the player
• Notes about DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/
The player cannot play the following discs:
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than
those recorded in the formats listed on the
• CD-ROMs recorded in PHOTO CD format.
• Data part of CD-Extras.
• DVD Audios.
Also, the player cannot play the following
• A DVD VIDEO with a different region
• Music discs encoded with copyright protection
• A disc recorded in a color system other than
NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM (this player
conforms to the NTSC color system).
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
• A disc with paper or stickers on it.
• A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane
tape or a sticker still left on it.
Note on playback operations of
Your player has a region code printed on the
DVDs and VIDEO CDs
back of the unit and only will play DVD
VIDEOs (playback only) labeled with
Some playback operations of DVDs and
identical region codes. This system is used to
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by
software producers. Since this player plays
DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc
DVD VIDEOs labeled
will also play on
contents the software producers designed,
some playback features may not be available.
Also, refer to the instructions supplied with
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
the DVDs or VIDEO CDs.
message "Playback prohibited by area
limitations." will appear on the TV screen.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, there may
be no region code indication, even though
playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by
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. Plasma
display panel televisions and projection
televisions are susceptible to this.
Remove all the discs from the disc tray.
Press A 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.
Disconnect the AC power cord.
DVD-Rs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs
Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-
Rs, 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.
The disc will not play if it has not been correctly
finalized. For more information, refer to the
operating instructions for the recording device.
Note that some playback functions may not work
with some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, even if they
have been correctly finalized. In this case, view
the disc by normal playback. Also some DATA
CDs created in Packet Write format cannot be
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed
by some record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that do not
conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
This section is extracted from instruction
About This Manual
• 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.
• "DVD" may be used as a general term for
DVD VIDEOs, DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs and
• The meaning of the icons used in this
manual is described below:
Functions available for DVD
VIDEOs and DVD+RWs/
DVD+Rs or DVD-RWs/DVD-
Rs in video mode
Functions available for DVD-
RWs in VR (Video Recording)
Functions available for VIDEO
CDs (including Super VCDs or
CD-Rs/CD-RWs in video CD
format or Super VCD format)
Functions available for Super
Functions available for music
CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
music CD format
Functions available for DATA
RWs containing MP3* audio
tracks and JPEG image files)
* MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard
format defined by ISO (International
Organization for Standardization)/MPEG which
compresses audio data.
This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision, and is intended for home and
other limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is
This Player Can Play the
Format of discs
CD (page 89)
"DVD VIDEO" and "DVD-RW" are
Note about CDs
The player can play CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-
RWs recorded in the following formats:
– music CD format
– video CD format
– MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files of
format conforming to ISO 9660* Level 1/
Level 2, or its extended format, Joliet
– KODAK Picture CD format
* A logical format of files and folders on CD-
ROMs, defined by ISO (International
Organization for Standardization).
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
• 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.
• If you have printed the disc's label, dry the
label before playing.