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4-135-656-11(1)
The software of this player may be updated in the future. To find out details on any
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Operating Instructions

Blu-ray Disc / DVD Player
BDP-BX2
4-135-656-11(1)
Printed in Malaysia
© 2009 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    4-135-656-11(1) The software of this player may be updated in the future. To find out details on any available updates, please visit: http://esupport.sony.com Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc / DVD Player BDP-BX2 4-135-656-11(1) Printed in Malaysia © 2009 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2: Warning

    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-BX2 Serial No.______________ For customers in the USA If this product is not working properly, please call 1-866-909- 7669.

  • Page 3: Precautions

    Notes About the Discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust, fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may cause it to malfunction. • 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...

  • Page 4

    Sun Microsystems, Inc. • , “XMB,” and “xross media bar” are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. • This product incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology. HDMI, the HDMI...

  • Page 5

    11)Only use attachments/ accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/ apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Precautions .

  • Page 7

    Additional Information Troubleshooting ..........54 Self-Diagnosis Function .

  • Page 8: Guide To Parts And Controls

    TV using the HDMI cable, the TV’s video mode switches to Theater Mode. The THEATER button functions only when connected to a Sony Theater Mode-compatible AV amplifier (receiver) or Sony Theater Mode-compatible TV. TV INPUT (TV input select) (page 26) Switches between TV and other input sources.

  • Page 9

    C Color buttons (RED/GREEN/ BLUE/YELLOW) Short cut keys for selecting items on some BD’s menus (can also be used for BD’s Java interactive operations). D TOP MENU (page 32) Opens or closes the BD’s or DVD’s Top Menu. POP UP/MENU (page 32) Opens or closes the BD-ROM’s Pop-up Menu, or the DVD’s menu.

  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Front panel The N button has a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. A [/1 (on/standby) (page 27) Turns on the player, or sets to standby mode. B Disc tray (page 30) C Blu-ray Disc indicator Lights up in white when the player is turned on.

  • Page 11: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display A N, X Lights up during playback or pause. B HD (page 42) Lights up when outputting 720p/1080i/ 1080p video signals from the HDMI OUT jack or 720p/1080i video signals from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. C HDMI (page 15) Lights up when an HDMI device is recognized.

  • Page 12

    Rear panel A DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (page 21) B LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks (page 17, 18, 22) C LINE OUT (VIDEO) jack (page 18) D DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack (page 21) E Ventilation holes The ventilation fan is inside the player. F EXT slot (page 23) G AC IN terminal (page 25) H COMPONENT VIDEO OUT...

  • Page 13: Hookups And Settings

    Hooking Up the Player Check that you have the following items. • Audio/video cable (phono plug ×3) (1) • AC power cord (1) • HDMI cable (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • Size AA (R6) batteries (2) Follow steps 1 through 7 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player.

  • Page 14: Step 1: Connecting To Your Tv

    Step 1: Connecting to Your TV About video/HDMI OUT jacks The player has the following video jacks. Connect the player to your TV according to the input jacks on your TV. When connecting the player to your TV using the HDMI cable, you can enjoy high quality digital pictures and sound through the HDMI OUT jack.

  • Page 15: Connecting To An Hdmi Jack

    Connect the player and your TV using an HDMI cable to enjoy high quality digital pictures and sound through the HDMI OUT jack. If you connect a Sony TV that is compatible with the “Control for HDMI” function (page 16), refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.

  • Page 16: About The Bravia Sync Features (for Hdmi Connections Only)

    TV or components. • When connecting the Sony TV that is compatible with the “Control for HDMI” Easy Setting function using the HDMI cable, the “Control for HDMI” setting of the player automatically switches to “On”...

  • Page 17: Connecting To Component Video Jacks (y, P B , P R )

    Connecting to component video jacks (Y, P Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks of the player and your TV using a component video cable (not supplied). You can enjoy high-quality pictures. Be sure to connect to the LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks using the audio/video cable. (green) (blue) (green)

  • Page 18: Connecting To Audio/video Jacks

    Connecting to audio/video jacks Connect the LINE OUT (VIDEO, R-AUDIO-L) jacks of the player and your TV using the audio/video cable. You can enjoy standard quality pictures and sound. Blu-ray Disc/DVD player (red) (white) Audio/video cable (supplied) (red) (white) : Signal flow (yellow) (yellow) Match the color of the plug to...

  • Page 19: Step 2: Connecting To Your Av Amplifier (receiver)

    Step 2: Connecting to Your AV Amplifier (Receiver) About audio/HDMI OUT jacks The player has the following audio jacks. Connect the player to your AV amplifier (receiver) according to the input jacks on your AV amplifier (receiver). Jack type Digital Analog For correct speaker location, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the connected...

  • Page 20: Connecting To An Hdmi Jack

    To enjoy 7.1 channel sound, use a High Speed HDMI cable. If you connect a Sony AV amplifier (receiver) that is compatible with the “Control for HDMI” function (page 16), refer to the operating instructions supplied with the AV amplifier (receiver).

  • Page 21: Connecting To Digital Jacks (optical/coaxial)

    Connecting to digital jacks (OPTICAL/COAXIAL) If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby a digital input jack, you can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), Dolby Pro Logic (4.0ch), or DTS (5.1ch) surround effects. Coaxial digital cable (not supplied) : Signal flow Connect the digital jack of the player and your AV amplifier (receiver).

  • Page 22: Connecting To Audio L/r Jacks

    Connecting to audio L/R jacks If your AV amplifier (receiver) only has L and R audio input jacks, use this connection. Audio/video cable (supplied) : Signal flow Blu-ray Disc/DVD player (red) (white) (red) (white) Match the color of the plug to that of the jack.

  • Page 23: Step 3: Inserting The External Memory

    • Do not apply too much pressure to the external memory in the slot, as it may cause a malfunction. • We recommend use of the Sony USM2GL available as of April 2009. • Other USB flash devices may support this function.

  • Page 24: Step 4: Connecting To The Network

    Step 4: Connecting to the Network Connect the LAN (100) terminal of the player to your Internet source using a LAN cable to update the player’s software. You can also enjoy the BD-LIVE function (page 32). Connect the LAN (100) terminal of the player to your Internet source.

  • Page 25: When Connecting Via A Wireless Lan Router

    When connecting via a wireless LAN router Blu-ray Disc/DVD player LAN cable (not supplied) Ethernet/wireless LAN media converter Wireless LAN router (access point) LAN cable (not supplied) ADSL modem/ Cable modem Internet Do not connect the LAN terminal of the player to the LAN terminal of the PC.

  • Page 26: Step 6: Preparing The Remote

    Controlling TVs with the remote You can control the volume, input source, and power switch of your Sony TV with the supplied remote. When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code number may be reset to the default setting. Set on the player the appropriate code number again.

  • Page 27: Step 7: Easy Setup

    Code numbers of controllable TVs If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until you find the one that works with your TV. Manufacturer Code number Sony 01 (default) Daewoo Emerson Funai General Electric...

  • Page 28

    Select a language for the on-screen displays using M/m, and press ENTER. The initial settings message appears. Select “Start,” and press ENTER. Select the cable type used to connect the player and your TV, and press ENTER. When connecting the HDMI OUT jack and other video output jacks at the same time, select “Component Video.”...

  • Page 29

    If no picture appears, press RETURN to return to the previous screen, and change the resolution setting. 2 Select “Finish,” and press ENTER. The display asks for confirmation. 3 Select “OK” or “Cancel,” and press ENTER. When you select “Video” in step 6 Select an aspect ratio that matches your TV, and press ENTER.

  • Page 30: Playing Bds/dvds

    Playback Playing BDs/DVDs Number buttons HOME N PLAY X PAUSE Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on your TV screen. Press Z on the player, and place a disc on the disc tray. Playing side facing down Press Z on the player to close the disc tray.

  • Page 31

    Press HOME. Select “Video” using </,. Select using M/m, and press N PLAY or ENTER. For commercially available BD-ROMs or DVD VIDEOs, playback starts. For BDs or DVDs recorded on other equipment, the title list appears. Select a title using M/m, and press N PLAY or ENTER.

  • Page 32: Using The Bd's Or Dvd's Menu

    Available OPTIONS Press OPTIONS. The options menu appears. Select an item using M/m, and press ENTER. The available items differ depending on the disc type or player situation. Items Details Video Settings Adjusts settings for picture (page 34). Audio Settings Adjusts settings for sound (page 35).

  • Page 33: Searching For A Title/chapter

    Insert a BD-ROM with BONUSVIEW/ BD-LIVE. The operation method differs depending on the disc. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the disc. To delete data in the external memory You can delete unnecessary data. If a disc is inserted, remove the disc from the player.

  • Page 34: Displaying The Playing Time And Play Information

    Displaying the playing time and play information You can check the title information, including the video transmission rate, etc. Press DISPLAY. The displayed information differs depending on the disc type and player status. Example: when playing a BD-ROM A The current selected angle B Title number or name C The currently selected audio or subtitle setting...

  • Page 35: Playing Music Cds And Mp3 Audio Tracks

    To adjust the audio characteristics Press OPTIONS during playback. The options menu appears. Select “Audio Settings” using M/m, and press ENTER. The “Audio Settings” screen appears. Select an item using M/m, and press ENTER. The default settings are underlined. Items Details AV SYNC Adjusts the gap between...

  • Page 36

    Available OPTIONS Press OPTIONS. The options menu appears. Select an item using M/m, and press ENTER. The available items differ depending on the situation. Items Details Play Plays the selected track. Play from Plays the current track beginning from the beginning (music CDs only).

  • Page 37: Playing Photo Files

    Playing Photo Files DATA BD DATA DVD DATA CD BD-REs/BD-Rs containing JPEG image files DVD-ROMs and DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD- RWs/DVD-Rs containing JPEG image files CD-ROMs and CD-RWs/CD-Rs containing JPEG image files Press HOME. Select (Photo) using </,. Select , and press ENTER. The file list or folder list appears.

  • Page 38

    • Large photo files may take some time to display or to start a slideshow. To view best quality images If you have a Sony TV compatible with “PhotoTV HD,” you can enjoy best quality images by the following connection and setting.

  • Page 39: Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Using the Settings Displays Select (Setup) on the home menu when you need to change the settings of the player. Press HOME. Select (Setup) using </,. Select the setup category icon to change using M/m, and press ENTER. For details on setting options and setup category icons, see “Setting list”...

  • Page 40: Network Update

    You can update and improve the functions of the player. For information about update functions, refer to the following website; http://esupport.sony.com Select “Network Update” using M/m, and press ENTER. The player connects to the network, and the display asks for confirmation.

  • Page 41: Video Settings

    • The “Setup” settings remain after updating. • For information about other software update methods, refer to the following website or consult your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony Service facility; http://esupport.sony.com • Do not disconnect the AC power cord while updating.

  • Page 42

    DVD Aspect Ratio Selects the display configuration for playback of 16:9 screen pictures on a 4:3 screen TV (selectable when “TV Type” is set to “4:3” and “Screen Format” is set to “Fixed Aspect Ratio”). Letter Box Displays a wide picture with black bands on the top and bottom.

  • Page 43

    The HD indicator lights up when outputting 720p/1080i/1080p video signals. When connecting the HDMI OUT jack and other video output jacks at the same time, video signals may not output from the jacks, other than from the HDMI OUT jack, when “Auto”...

  • Page 44: Audio Settings

    HDMI Deep Color Output Sets the Deep Color (color depth) setting for video signals output from the HDMI OUT jack. The color depth is indicated by the number of bits, and more colors can be reproduced as the value increases. The player supports a color depth of up to 12 bits.

  • Page 45

    BD Audio Setting Selects whether to mix or not mix interactive audio and secondary audio (commentary) when playing a BD that contains such audio. Outputs the audio obtained by mixing the interactive audio and secondary audio to the primary audio. Direct Outputs the primary audio only.

  • Page 46

    Audio DRC Selects the dynamic range (compression level of the sound) setting when playing a BD or DVD that conforms to “Audio DRC.” Auto Performs playback at the dynamic range specified by the disc (BD-ROM only). Other discs are played back at the “Standard”...

  • Page 47: Bd/dvd Viewing Settings

    BD/DVD Viewing Settings The default settings are underlined. BD/DVD Menu Selects the default menu language for BD- ROMs or DVD VIDEOs. When you select “Select Language Code,” the display for entering the language code appears. Enter the code for your language by referring to “Language Code List”...

  • Page 48

    DVD Parental Control Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Select “DVD Parental Control” in “BD/ DVD Viewing Settings,” and press ENTER. Enter your four-digit password using the number buttons.

  • Page 49: Photo Settings

    Hybrid Disc Playback Layer Selects the layer priority when playing a Hybrid Disc. To change the setting, turn the player off and on again. Plays BD layer. DVD/CD Plays DVD or CD layer. BD Internet Connection Sets whether to allow Internet connections from the contents of a BD (in BDMV mode) being played.

  • Page 50: System Settings

    System Settings The default settings are underlined. Selects your language for the player on- screen displays. Dimmer Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display. Bright Bright lighting. Dark Low lighting. Turns off the lighting during playback. Low lighting other than during playback.

  • Page 51: Network Settings

    Software Update Notification Informs you of newer software version information. Network connections and settings are required when using this function (page 51). Sets the player to inform you of newer software version information (page 40). Turns off the function. System Information Displays the player’s software version information and the MAC address.

  • Page 52

    When you set the “DNS Server (Primary)”/ “DNS Server (Secondary)” addresses manually, enter the “DNS Server (Primary)” address. Otherwise, the “Internet Settings” will be set incorrectly. If your ISP has a specific proxy server setting, select “Proxy Settings” using M/m, and press ENTER. The “Proxy Settings”...

  • Page 53: Easy Setup

    Easy Setup Re-runs the Easy Setup to make the basic settings. Select “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER. Select “Start” using </,, and press ENTER. Follow the instructions for “Step 7: Easy Setup” (page 27) from step 4. Resetting You can reset the player settings to the factory default by selecting the group of settings.

  • Page 54: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power does not turn on. , Check that the AC power cord is connected securely.

  • Page 55

    , Check whether the connecting cables are damaged. , Check the connection to your TV (page 14) and switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. , When playing a double-layer BD/DVD, the video and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the point where the layers switch.

  • Page 56

    HDMI There is no picture or no sound when connected to the HDMI OUT jack. , Try the following: and on again. Turn the connected equipment off and on again. and then reconnect the HDMI cable. There is no picture or picture noise appears when connected to the HDMI OUT jack.

  • Page 57

    N on the player until “UNLOCK” appears in the front panel display (page 10). , When “TLK ON” appears, 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 58: Self-diagnosis Function

    • Place the player in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the player. When just appears without any messages on the entire screen Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

  • Page 59: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Type Disc Logo Blu-ray Disc DVD VIDEO DATA DVD DATA CD — * MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization)/IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) MPEG which compresses audio data. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.

  • Page 60

    Discs that cannot be played • BDs with cartridge • DVD-RAMs • HD DVDs • DVD Audio discs • PHOTO CDs • Data part of CD-Extras • VCDs/Super VCDs • HD layer on Super Audio CDs • Audio material side on DualDiscs •...

  • Page 61

    About playback of discs recorded in AVCHD format This player can play AVCHD format discs. What is the AVCHD format? The AVCHD format is a high-definition digital video camera format used to record SD (standard definition) or HD (high definition) signals of either the 1080i specification or the 720p specification...

  • Page 62: Video Output Resolution

    Video Output Resolution Output resolution differs depending on the “Output Video Format” setting in the “Video Settings” setup (page 42). When “Output Video Format” is set to “HDMI” Resolution setting LINE OUT VIDEO jack 480i 480i 480p 480i 720p 480i 1080i 480i 1080p...

  • Page 63: Audio Output Signals And Player Settings

    Audio Output Signals and Player Settings The audio output signals differ, depending on the source, output jack, and the AV amplifier (receiver) you use. To enjoy the sound you want, check the support audio format of the AV amplifier (receiver), the connection to the AV amplifier (receiver), and the “Audio Settings” setup pattern according to the tables below.

  • Page 64: Specifications

    Specifications System Laser: Semiconductor laser Inputs and outputs (Jack name: Jack type/Output level/Load impedance) LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L: Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical output jack/–18 dBm (wave length 660 nm) DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms HDMI OUT: HDMI 19-pin standard connector COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P...

  • Page 65: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see page 47. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language Parental Control/Area Code For details, see page 48. Number, Area (Code) 2044, Argentina (ar) 2047, Australia (au) 2046, Austria (at) 2057, Belgium (be) 2070, Brazil (br)

  • Page 66: Terms And Conditions Of Use And End User License Agreement

    The Software contains a functionality by which it is updated automatically when the Product is connected to a server belonging to Sony or to a third party designated by Sony. When you specify your intention not to use this automatic update...

  • Page 67

    Sony reserves the right to discontinue one, some, or all of the features of the Service you receive at any time at its discretion. Sony may, at its discretion and from time to time change, add or remove features and functionality, upgrade or modify the Service, Site and/or Software without notice.

  • Page 68: Software License Information

    Sony and you with respect to your use of the Product, Service, Site, Content, and Software. Any notice by Sony hereunder may be made by letter, email, or posting on the Service or Site. Any cause of...

  • Page 69

    You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee. 2. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1 above, provided that you also meet all of...

  • Page 70

    8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the original copyright holder who places the Program under this License may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among countries not thus excluded.

  • Page 71

    Preamble The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public Licenses are intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users.

  • Page 72

    a) The modified work must itself be a software library. b) You must cause the files modified to carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files and the date of any change. c) You must cause the whole of the work to be licensed at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.

  • Page 73

    It may happen that this requirement contradicts the license restrictions of other proprietary libraries that do not normally accompany the operating system. Such a contradiction means you cannot use both them and the Library together in an executable that you distribute. 7.

  • Page 74

    This product contains OpenSSL (including the library Original SSLeay), which Sony uses under license with the copyright holder. In compliance with a request by the copyright holder of said software, Sony conveys the following notice and asks that you read it. Package name: sony-target-grel-openssl-0.9.8g-020201.src.rpm OpenSSL Copyright (c) 1998-2006 The OpenSSL Project.

  • Page 75

    Notice about JPEG Parts of this product utilize the research results of the Independent JPEG Group. Package name sony-target-grel-libjpeg-6b-020201.src.rpm. In plain English: 1. We don’t promise that this software works. (But if you find any bugs, please let us know!) 2.

  • Page 76

    These conditions apply to any software derived from or based on the IJG code, not just to the unmodified library. If you use our work, you ought to acknowledge us. Permission is NOT granted for the use of any IJG author’s name or company name in advertising or publicity relating to this software or products derived from it.

  • Page 77: 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 61) The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record SD (standard definition) or HD (high...

  • Page 78

    PhotoTV HD (page 38) “PhotoTV HD” allows for a highly-detailed pictures, and photo-like expression of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony “PhotoTV HD” compatible devices using an HDMI cable, whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking Full HD quality.

  • Page 79: Index

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on-screen displays. Numerics 24p True Cinema 78 AACS 77 ANGLE 8 AUDIO 8 “Audio Output Priority” Audio output signals 63 “Audio Settings” 35 “Auto Power Off” 50 AVCHD 61 Batteries 26 “BD Data” 33 “BD/DVD Viewing Settings”...

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