Sony BDP-S350 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony BDP-S350 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Blu-ray Disc / DVD Player
Printed in Malaysia
© 2008 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    3-287-660-12(1) Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc / DVD Player BDP-S350 3-287-660-12(1) Printed in Malaysia © 2008 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-S350 Serial No.______________ For customers in the U.S.A If this product is not working properly, please call 1-800-222- 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 Blu-ray Disc/DVD player incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
  • Page 5 14)Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Precautions .
  • Page 7 Additional Information Troubleshooting ..........53 Self-Diagnosis Function .
  • Page 8: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages in parentheses. Remote Number 5, AUDIO, CH +, and N PLAY buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. A Z OPEN/CLOSE (page 30) Opens or closes the disc tray.
  • Page 9 D 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). E 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 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 when a BD is recognized. When the player is turned on for the first time, the Blu-ray Disc indicator lights up, then turns off when Easy Setup is complete.
  • 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 16) Lights up when an HDMI device is connected.
  • Page 12 Rear panel A COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P ) jacks (page 17) B LINE OUT (S VIDEO) jack (page 18) C LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks (page 18, 22) D AC IN terminal (page 25) E Ventilation holes The ventilation fan is inside the player. F EXT slot (page 23) G DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL/ COAXIAL) jacks (page 21)
  • 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) • 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 jack 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 or three video cables (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You can enjoy high-quality pictures. Be sure to connect to the LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks using the audio/video cable.
  • Page 18: Connecting To An Audio/Video Or S Video Jack

    Connecting to an audio/video or S VIDEO jack 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. S-video cable (not supplied) When you connect the player and TV using an S- video cable, disconnect the video plug (yellow) of the audio/video cable.
  • 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 jack 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

    If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an HDMI input, you can enjoy surround sound. 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. Optical digital cable (not supplied) 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. : Signal flow Blu-ray Disc/DVD player (red) (white) Audio/video cable (supplied) (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 USM1GH available as of April 2008. • 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 network cable to update the player’s software using the network. Connect the LAN (100) terminal of the player to your Internet source. Methods to connect to your Internet source include: •...
  • Page 25: When Connecting Via A Wireless Lan Router

    When connecting via a wireless LAN router Blu-ray Disc/DVD player Network cable (not supplied) Ethernet/wireless LAN media converter Wireless LAN router (access point) Network 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, channel, 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

    To control other TVs with the remote You can control the volume, input source, channel, and power switch of non-Sony TVs as well. If your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer’s code. If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be erased.
  • 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. Select “HDMI” when connecting your TV using the HDMI cable, and go to step When connecting the HDMI OUT jack and other video output jacks at the same time,...
  • Page 29 Set the “Control for HDMI” function to “On” or “Off,” and press ENTER. Select “On” to use the “Control for HDMI” function when connecting Sony components that are compatible with the “Control for HDMI” function (page 16). If you do not use the “Control for HDMI”...
  • Page 30: Playback

    Playback Playing BDs/DVDs Z OPEN/ CLOSE 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 OPEN/CLOSE, and place a disc on the disc tray. Playing side facing down Press Z OPEN/CLOSE 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 A/V Settings Adjusts settings for picture and sound. • Video Settings (page 34) •...
  • Page 33: Searching For A Scene Quickly (Scene Search)

    To delete data in the external memory You can delete all unnecessary data at once. Press HOME. Select “Video” using </,. Select “BD Data” using M/m, and press OPTIONS. Select “Erase,” and press ENTER. Select “OK,” and press ENTER. Searching for a scene quickly (Scene Search) You can move quickly between scenes within the title currently being played back.
  • 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 • Set the picture setting of your TV to ‘Standard’ before changing the “Picture Quality Mode” setting. • “Video Settings” is not available when the connected TV is set to Theater Mode (page 16). • Depending on the disc or the scene being played, “FNR,”...
  • Page 36: Playing Cds

    Playing CDs Insert a CD. The Music Player screen appears. Press N PLAY. Playback starts. To select a track Press HOME. (Music) using </,. Select Select , and press ENTER. The music list appears. Select a track using M/m. To play the selected track, press N PLAY or ENTER.
  • Page 37: Playing Photo Files

    Playing Photo Files DATA DVD DATA CD BD-REs/BD-Rs containing JPEG image files DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs containing JPEG image files CD-RWs/CD-Rs containing JPEG image files Press HOME. Select (Photo) using </,. Select , and press ENTER. The file list or folder list appears. Select a file or folder using M/m, and press ENTER.
  • 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; 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; • 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 • If the picture is distorted or no picture appears, wait for about 30 seconds without pressing any buttons. The display returns to the resolution setting screen. If the selected video output resolution is incorrect, no picture appears on the screen when you press any button in 30 seconds.
  • Page 44: Audio Settings

    YCbCr/RGB (HDMI) Sets the color setting for video signals output from the HDMI OUT jack. Select the setting that matches the connected TV type. Auto Automatically detects the type of external device, and switches to the matching color setting. YCbCr (4:2:2) Outputs YCbCr 4:2:2 video signals.
  • Page 45 Audio ATT Lowers the audio output level to prevent sound distortion. Enables Audio Attenuation. Disables Audio Attenuation. “Audio ATT” does not affect the output from the HDMI OUT jack and the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL/COAXIAL) jack. Dolby Digital Selects the audio signals output when playing Dolby Digital discs.
  • Page 46: Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings

    • “Audio DRC” is effective only when playing Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby TrueHD audio signals. • When “Dolby Digital” is set to “Dolby Digital” in the “Audio Settings” setup (page 45), “Audio DRC” has no effect on the audio output from the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL/COAXIAL) jack.
  • Page 47: Parental Control Region Code

    Select the age restriction, and press ENTER. The lower the value, the stricter the limitation. If you select “Select Age Restriction,” you can enter the age from “0” to “255” using </M/m/, or the number buttons. • To cancel the Parental Control setting, select “No Restrictions.”...
  • Page 48: Photo Settings

    Password Sets or changes the password for the Parental Control function. A password allows you to set a restriction on BD-ROM or DVD VIDEO playback. If necessary, you can differentiate the restriction levels for BD- ROMs and DVD VIDEOs. Select “Password” in “BD/DVD Viewing Settings,”...
  • Page 49: 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 50: Network Settings

    Network Settings Internet Settings These items are necessary when you connect to the Internet via a network cable. Enter the respective (alphanumeric) values for your broadband router or Wireless LAN router. The items that need to be set may differ, depending on the Internet service provider or the router.
  • Page 51 To enter characters The display for entering characters appears when you select “Proxy Server” in “Proxy Settings.” Press a number button repeatedly to select a character. Example: Press the number 3 button once to enter “D.” Press the number 3 button three times to enter “F.”...
  • Page 52: 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 53: Troubleshooting

    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 54 , 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 DVD, the video and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the point where the layers switch.
  • Page 55 HDMI There is no picture or no sound when connected to the HDMI OUT jack. , Try the following: Turn the player off 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 56 X 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 A.
  • Page 57: 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 58: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Type Disc Logo Blu-ray Disc DVD VIDEO DATA DVD DATA CD * JPEG format conforming to UDF (Universal Disk Format). Icon used in Characteristics this manual BD-ROMs and BD-REs/BD-Rs in BDMV and BDAV mode, including 8 cm discs (single layer) and DL discs Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs in +VR mode or...
  • Page 59 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 • BD-ROMs/DVD VIDEOs with a different region code (page 59).
  • Page 60 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 61: Video Output Resolution

    Video Output Resolution Output resolution differs depending on the “Output Video Format” setting in the “Video Settings” setup (page 41). When “Output Video Format” is set to “HDMI” Resolution LINE OUT setting VIDEO/ COMPONENT S VIDEO VIDEO jack jack 480i 480i 480p 480i...
  • Page 62: Audio Output Signals

    Audio Output Signals The audio output differs as follows, depending on the source, output jack, and the selected settings. Jacks/ settings Disc/source LPCM 2ch LPCM 5.1ch LPCM 7.1ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD DTS-HD High Resolution Audio DTS-HD Master Audio LPCM Dolby Digital...
  • Page 63: 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 Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p/...
  • Page 64: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see page 46. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Number, Language (BD Language Code/DVD Language Code) Parental Control/Area Code For details, see page 46. Number, Area (Code) 2044, Argentina (ar) 2047, Australia (au) 2046, Austria (at) 2057, Belgium (be)
  • Page 65: 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 66 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 67: 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 68 Also, for each author’s protection and ours, we want to make certain that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors’...
  • Page 69 6. 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 terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients’...
  • Page 70 The hypothetical commands ‘show w’ and ‘show c’ should show the appropriate parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may be called something other than ‘show w’ and ‘show c’; they could even be mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
  • Page 71 The “Library”, below, refers to any such software library or work which has been distributed under these terms. A “work based on the Library” means either the Library or any derivative work under copyright law: that is to say, a work containing the Library or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated straightforwardly into another language.
  • Page 72 You must give prominent notice with each copy of the work that the Library is used in it and that the Library and its use are covered by this License. You must supply a copy of this License. If the work during execution displays copyright notices, you must include the copyright notice for the Library among them, as well as a reference directing the user to the copy of this License.
  • Page 73 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 74 This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young ( This product includes software written by Tim Hudson ( Original SSLeay License Original SSLeay Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Eric Young ( All rights reserved. This package is an SSL implementation written by Eric Young (
  • 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: 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 60) The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format used to record SD (standard definition) or HD (high...
  • Page 77 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 78: Index

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on-screen displays. Numerics 24p True Cinema 77 “A/V Settings” 34 AACS 76 ANGLE 8 AUDIO 8 “Audio Output Priority” Audio output signals 62 “Audio Settings” 35 AVCHD 60 Batteries 26 “BD Data” 33 “BD/DVD Viewing Settings”...

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