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3-270-909-11(1)
B l u - r a y D i s c P l a y e r
B D P - S 5 0 0
O p e r a t i n g
I n s t r u c t i o n s
TM
3-270-909-11 (1)
Printed on 70% or more recycled paper
using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-
Printed in Malaysia
©2007 Sony Corporation
free vegetable oil based ink.

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  • Page 1 O p e r a t i n g I n s t r u c t i o n s 3-270-909-11 (1) Printed on 70% or more recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)- Printed in Malaysia ©2007 Sony Corporation free vegetable oil based ink.
  • Page 2: Warning

    The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. BDP-S500 Serial No.______________...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ...2 Notes About the Discs ...2 Important Safety Instructions Precautions ...3 Table of Contents ...4 About this manual ...5 This Player Can Play the Following Discs and Files ...5 Examples of discs that the player cannot play ...6 About playback of discs recorded in AVCHD format ...6 BD/DVD region code ...7...
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    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. The meanings of the icons used in this manual are described below: Icon Meaning...
  • Page 6: Examples Of Discs That The Player Cannot Play

    DVD discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard definition (SD) television signal. “AVCHD” and the AVCHD logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation. A high definition specification which utilizes 1080 effective scanning lines and the interlace system.
  • Page 7: Bd/dvd Region Code

    HDMI Control (‘BRAVIA’ Theatre Sync) ‘BRAVIA’ Theatre Sync Function makes operations simple by connecting Sony components that are compatible with the HDMI Control function with an HDMI cord. BD-J application The BD-ROM format supports Java for interactive functions.
  • Page 8 ◆About x.v.Color – x.v.Color is a more familiar term for the xvYCC standard proposed by Sony, and is a trademark of Sony Corporation. – xvYCC is an international standard for color space in video. This standard can express a wider color range than the...
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player. For jack and button names, see “Index to Parts and Controls” (page 58). Notes • Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. • Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
  • Page 10: Step 2: Connecting The Video Cords/hdmi Cord

    Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cord Connect this player to your TV monitor, projector or AV amplifier (receiver) using a video cord. Select one of the patterns A through D, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector or AV amplifier (receiver).
  • Page 11: D Connecting To An Hdmi Input Jack

    D Connecting to an HDMI input jack Use a certified Sony HDMI cord (not supplied) to enjoy high quality digital pictures and sound through the HDMI OUT jack. You will enjoy higher quality pictures from 480p/1080i, or 1080p (highest among the player output), if your TV, projector or AV amplifier (receiver) is compatible.
  • Page 12: Step 3: Connecting The Audio Cords

    Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords Select the connection that best suits your system. Be sure to read the instructions for the components you wish to connect. Connection Stereo amplifier (receiver) and two speakers AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 speakers •...
  • Page 13: A Connecting To Your Tv

    Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV’s speakers for sound. Blu-ray Disc player COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO AUDIO DIGITAL OUT VIDEO AC IN HDMI PCM/DTS/DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL S VIDEO to AUDIO OUT L/R (white) (red) INPUT Stereo audio cord VIDEO (supplied)
  • Page 14: Connecting To Ann Av Anmplifier (receiver) Hanving An Dolby Surround (pro Logic) Decoder Annd 3 To 6 Speankers

    Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 speakers If your AV amplifier (receiver) only has L and R audio input jacks, use . If your amplifier (receiver) has a digital input jack, use You can enjoy surround effects only when playing Dolby Surround audio or multi-channel audio (Dolby Digital or DTS)
  • Page 15: Connecting To An Av Amplifier (receiver)

    Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack and 6 speakers If you want to use the Dolby Digital, or DTS decoder function on your AV amplifier (receiver), connect to its digital jack using . You can enjoy a more realistic audio presence. Blu-ray Disc player COMPONENT VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 16: Step 4: Connecting The Power Cord

    Step 4: Connecting the Power Cord After all of the other connections are complete, connect the supplied power cord to the AC IN terminal of the player. Then plug the player and TV power cords into the AC outlet. to AC IN to AC outlet Step 5: Preparing the Remote...
  • Page 17: If You Want To Control Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    If you want to control your TV with the supplied remote You can control the volume, input source, and power switch of your Sony TV with the supplied remote. OPEN/ CLOSE TV \/1 DIMMER DISPLAY TV/VIDEO Number buttons VIDEO FORMAT...
  • Page 18: Step 6: Easy Setup

    Step 6: Easy Setup Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the player. If you do not complete Easy Setup, it will appear each time you turn on your player. Make the settings below in the following order. When turned on for the first time Wait about 90 seconds before the player turns on and starts Easy Setup.
  • Page 19: Step 7: Additional Adjustments

    Select the aspect ratio that matches your TV, and press ENTER. Easy Setup TV Type 16:9 Select the screen aspect ratio to match your TV. Confirm ◆ If you have a wide screen TV or a 4:3 standard TV with a wide screen mode Select “16:9”...
  • Page 20: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Most of the BD playback operations are common to DVD. This section covers BD/ DVD/CD playback in general, together with the basic operation of the player. For browsing recorded files on DATA DVDs*, a separate library function is available.
  • Page 21 Press Z to close the disc tray. Wait a short while until the disc type appears on the front panel display. Press H to start playback. For more information about the remote’s operations, see page 24. Buttons Details Pauses playback, or restarts playback from the same point.
  • Page 22: Guide To Displays

    Guide to Displays DATA DVD When ‘Select an item, and press ENTER’ appears in this manual, press the </M/m/, keys on the remote to select the item then the entry button in the middle. You can operate the player likewise using displays. System Menu Title List A/V Control...
  • Page 23: Entering Characters

    Entering characters DATA DVD When an on-screen keyboard appears (e.g., when searching for a title), enter the characters as follows. C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z , . : ; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 SHFT SPC DEL CLR...
  • Page 24: Guide To The Remote

    Guide to the Remote The following covers all of the remote’s functions. Refer to the list when necessary. OPEN/ CLOSE DIMMER DISPLAY TV/VIDEO CLEAR AUDIO SUBTITLE GREEN BLUE YELLOW SYSTEM MENU RETURN PREV SLOW/STEP SCAN PLAY PAUSE PLAY MODE MUTING Number 5, AUDIO, CH+, and H buttons have a tactile dot.
  • Page 25: Playing In Various Play Mode

    G SYSTEM MENU (page 22) – Enters/exits the player’s start menu (“System Menu”). TOP MENU (page 20) – Opens/closes the BD’s or DVD’s top menu. POP UP/MENU (page 20) – Opens/closes the BD’s pop up menu, or the DVD’s disc menu. RETURN (page 20, 22) –...
  • Page 26: Searching Using The Remote

    Searching using the remote DATA DVD You can search by entering the title/chapter/track number or the time code (elapsed time from the beginning of the disc). OPEN/ CLOSE DIMMER DISPLAY Number buttons CLEAR AUDIO SUBTITLE GREEN BLUE YELLOW SYSTEM MENU ENTER RETURN PREV...
  • Page 27: Clarifying Low Volume Sounds (audio Drc)

    Hints • You can also check disc information on the front panel display (page 59) or the Title List display (page 22). • You can check the audio information by pressing AUDIO. Clarifying Low Volume Sounds (Audio DRC) DATA DVD Even at low volume, you can make low sounds such as dialogs more audible.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Pictures

    Adjusting the Pictures DATA DVD The “cinema tuned” picture preset setting will allow you to maximize the visual impact of the BD or DVD you are watching by optimizing the picture settings for different lighting environments. “Memory” allows you to make your own detailed adjustments.
  • Page 29: Locking A Disc

    Locking a Disc By setting the password and your limit in “Parental Control” Setup, you can control playback of inappropriate discs. Parental Control BD PLAYER Use the number keys to enter the password to turn off the parental lock. Current Level Disc Level The password is required when the DVD exceeds the level you set.
  • Page 30: Setting The Parental Control For Dvd Videos

    Setting the Parental Control for DVD VIDEOs Setup Change Level Video Setup Audio Setup Language Password Parental Control Speakers Level Options Use the number keys to enter the password, and press ENTER. a Press SYSTEM MENU. b Select “Setup,” and press ENTER. c Select “Parental Control,”...
  • Page 32: Watching Movie Files

    Watching Movie Files Use the “Movies” Title List to browse through and sort MPEG-2 PS movie files on DATA DVDs. • Viewing All Titles ..... . 32 •...
  • Page 33: Playing A Title

    Playing a title a After step 3 of “Viewing All Titles” above, select the title you want to play, and press ENTER. The title starts playing. You can apply other playback settings to the selected title using the “Options” menu (see below). All Movies Options Spider...
  • Page 34: Browsing By Genre, Quicklist, Or Folder

    Browsing by Genre, Quicklist, or Folder DATA DVD Narrow down the list of titles by selecting the category type (e.g., “Folders”), then the category. Folders Winter games 2006 Interviews Press SYSTEM MENU. Select “Title List,” and press ENTER. Select “Movies,” and press ENTER. Press <...
  • Page 35: Programming Playback (quicklist)

    Programming Playback (Quicklist) DATA DVD Play your favorite titles in the order you like by making your own “Quicklist.” Quicklist Spider Smoother Sideway Home Date : 2006 Alpinist Genre : Adventure Format : MPEG Electricity Lemon Grove Bridget Finding Never-Ever Land Meet My Mom List The “Quicklist”...
  • Page 36: Listening To Music Files

    Listening to Music Files Use the “Music” Title List to browse through and play the MP3 track files on DATA DVDs. You can make a “Quicklist” of your favorites and play in various play modes. • Viewing All Artists ..... 36 •...
  • Page 37: Playing A Track

    Playing a track a After step 3 of “Viewing All Artists” above, narrow down the list of tracks by selecting the artist, then the album. To list all tracks, press < and select “All Songs” from the Browse menu. b Select the track you want to play, and press ENTER.
  • Page 38: Browsing By Artist, Album, Genre, Quicklist, Or Folder

    Browsing by Artist, Album, Genre, Quicklist, or Folder DATA DVD Narrow down the list of tracks by selecting the category type (e.g., “Genres”), then the category. Genres All Genres Alternative Blues Books And Spoken Celtic Classical Comedy Country Dance Dark Main Menu Genres without content do not appear in the list Press SYSTEM MENU.
  • Page 39: Programming Playback (quicklist)

    Programming Playback (Quicklist) DATA DVD Play your favorite tracks in the order you like by making your own “Quicklist.” Quicklist Never Let Me Down (Split Mix) Policies of Truth Shout in Rio Artist : Deep Green Album : Splash! Genre : Alternative Format : MP3 Main Menu Options...
  • Page 40: Viewing Photo Files

    Viewing Photo Files Use the “Photos” Title List to view the JPEG images on DATA DVDs. You can reorder the files and start playing a slideshow. • Viewing All Folders ..... 40 •...
  • Page 41: Playing A Slideshow

    Playing a slideshow a After step 3 of “Viewing All Folders” above, press < and select “All Photos” from the Browse menu. b Select the file you want to start from, and press ENTER to turn on the “Options” menu. c Select “Slideshow,”...
  • Page 42: Browsing By Date, Quicklist, Or Folder

    Browsing by Date, Quicklist, or Folder DATA DVD Narrow down the list of files by selecting the category type (e.g., “Date”), then the category. Year 2007 2006 2005 2004 File:Summer of '06.jpg 2003 Date:July/23/2006 Resolution:196x298 pixels 2002 Format:JPEG 2001 2000 1999 1998 Press SYSTEM MENU.
  • Page 43: Programming A Slideshow Playback (quicklist)

    Programming a Slideshow Playback (Quicklist) DATA DVD Play a slideshow in the order you like by making your own “Quicklist.” Quicklist File : DSC00434.jpg Date : 7/23/2006 Resolution: 293 x 196 Format: JPEG Confirm The “Quicklist” does not affect the original recording on the disc Press SYSTEM MENU.
  • Page 44: Changing The Initial Settings

    Changing the Initial Settings Select “Setup” from the “System Menu” when you need to change the settings of the player (e.g., when changing the connected device or the audio/video output, etc.). The last part of this section explains how to return all of these settings to their factory defaults.
  • Page 45: Video Setup

    Video Setup Underlined items are the default settings. TV Type – Select your TV type. 4:3 Video Out – Select the display configuration for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen TV. DVD Aspect Ratio – Select the display configuration for a 16:9 DVD picture on a 4:3 screen TV (selectable when “TV Type”...
  • Page 46 To set the video output resolution Press VIDEO FORMAT repeatedly to select the desired resolution. Note that the resolution differs depending on the display device, connecting jack and the source material as below. Connecting jack Settings Auto 480i 480p 720p 1080i 1080p Source Direct...
  • Page 47: Audio Setup

    Audio Setup Underlined items are the default settings. Since many factors affect the type of audio output, see also “About the audio output signals” on page 48. Dolby Digital – Select the audio signals output when playing Dolby Digital discs. This setting affects the output from the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack.
  • Page 48 About the audio output signals The audio output differs as follows, depending on the source, output jack, and the selected settings. Jacks/ settings Disc/source Linear PCM 2ch 5.1ch* 7.1ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD DTS-HD High Resolution Audio DTS-HD Master Audio Linear PCM...
  • Page 49: Language

    Language Underlined items are the default settings. Notes • When you select a language in “Audio,” “Subtitles,” “BD/DVD Menu” that is not recorded on the disc, one of the recorded languages is automatically selected. • Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over these settings. –...
  • Page 50: Parental Control

    Parental Control This function limits playback of DVD VIDEOs and BD-ROMs. To activate, see “Locking a Disc” (page 29). The default settings are underlined. Notes • You cannot limit playback if the disc does not have the Parental Control function. •...
  • Page 51: Speakers

    Speakers The following items are necessary when using the 5.1CH OUTPUT jacks. The default settings are underlined. Audio Output Mode – For analog connection. Speaker Setup – This setting affects the output from the 5.1CH OUTPUT jacks. 2 Channel – Select this when connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) using the AUDIO OUT (L/ R) jacks.
  • Page 52: Options

    Options Underlined items are the default settings. On Screen Display – Select whether to display the playback status on the screen (Stop, Play, etc.). Auto Power Off – Select whether to activate the “Auto Power Off” function of the player. Easy Setup –...
  • Page 53: Resetting The Player

    Resetting the Player You can return all of the player settings to their factory defaults. Press A OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray. Hold down x on the player, and press @/1. After you check the disc tray closes, release both the buttons.
  • Page 54: Additional Information

    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 (For customers in the USA only). Power The power does not turn on.
  • Page 55 The picture does not fill the screen, even though the aspect ratio is set in “TV Type” under “Video Setup.” , The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your BD/DVD. See page 45. The dark area of the picture is too dark/the bright area is too bright or unnatural.
  • Page 56 The disc tray does not open and “LOCK” appears on the front panel display. , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The disc tray does not open and you cannot remove the disc even after you press Z.
  • Page 57: Self-diagnosis Function

    Error code Cause and/or corrective action AACS ERR AACS read failure. tRemove the protected disc. LSI1 ERR tContact your nearest Sony dealer LSI2 ERR or local authorized Sony service LSI3 ERR facility and give the error code. MEM ERR FLASH ERR...
  • Page 58: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls Buttons on the remote and the player have the same function if they have the same or similar name. For details, see the pages in parentheses. Front panel A @/1 (20) – Turns on the player, or sets to standby mode. B Disc tray (20) C H, X, x (20) –...
  • Page 59: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display – Lights up during playback. B Playback information Hint You can change the brightness of the front panel display by pressing DIMMER (page 24). Rear panel For connections, see page 10 to 16. AC IN A AC IN terminal (16) B HDMI OUT jack (11, 12, 15) C VIDEO OUT (VIDEO/S VIDEO) jacks (10) D COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y/P...
  • Page 60: Gnu License Information

    The source code is available on our website. Access the following URL to download: http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux Please refrain from making inquiries about the source code content. Details of the GNU General Public License can be found at the GNU website (http://www.gnu.org).
  • Page 61 on the Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying the Program or works based on it. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these...
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  • Page 64 ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE LIBRARY (INCLUDING BUT NOTLIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OFTHE LIBRARY TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS...
  • Page 65 DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT...
  • Page 66: Glossary

    Glossary AACS “Advanced Access Content System” is a specification for managing digital entertainment contents stored on the next generation of prerecorded and recorded optical media. The specification enables consumers to enjoy digital entertainment content, including high-definition content. AVCHD (page 6) The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record SD (standard definition) or HD...
  • Page 67: Specifications

    (page 8) x.v.Color is a more familiar term for the xvYCC standard proposed by Sony, and is a trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international standard for color space in video.
  • Page 68: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see page 49. Language (abbr.) Code Japanese (ja) 1001 English (en) 0514 French (fr) 0618 German (de) 0405 Italian (it) 0920 Spanish (es) 0519 Dutch (nl) 1412 Russian (ru) 1821 Chinese (zh) 2608 Korean (ko) 1115 Greek (el) 0512...
  • Page 69: Parental Control Country/area Code List

    Parental Control Country/Area Code List For details, see page 50. Area (abbr.) Code Argentina (ar) 0118 Australia (au) 0121 Austria (at) 0120 Belgium (be) 0205 Brazil (br) 0218 Canada (ca) 0301 Chile (cl) 0312 China (cn) 0314 Denmark (dk) 0411 Finland (fi) 0609 France (fr)
  • Page 70: Index

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on- screen displays. Numerics 5.1CH OUTPUT 14 “A/V Control” 22 AACS 66 ANGLE 24 AUDIO 24 “Audio Control” 27 “Audio Output Mode” 51 “Audio Setup” 47 AVCHD 6 Batteries 16 BD-R 5 BD-RE 5 Blu-ray Disc 5 ‘BRAVIA’...

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