ABLE OF CONTENTS About This Manual 4 This Player Can Play the Following Discs 4 Precautions 6 Notes on Discs 6 Getting Started 7 Unpacking 7 TV Hookups 8 Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups 11 5.1 Channel Surround Hookups 14 Selecting the Language for On-Screen Display 16 Inserting Discs 17 Playing Discs 19 Playing Discs...
Indicates the functions for Audio CDs. Audio CDs Audio 8 cm 12 cm 8 cm (CD single) 20 min. 74 min. 20 min. “DVD VIDEO” logo is a trademark. Region code MODEL NO. DVP–8306 CD/DVD PLAYER AC 110V 60Hz SONY CORPORATION MADE IN JAPAN 3-444-464-01...
Terms for discs • Title The longest sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD; a movie, etc., for a picture piece on a video software; or an album, etc., for a music piece on an audio software. Each title is assigned a title number enabling you to locate the title you want.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. IMPORTANT NOTICE Caution: The enclosed DVD player is capable of holding a still video image or On screen display image on your television screen indefinitely.
Getting Started This section describes how to hook up the CD/DVD player to a TV (with audio/video input jacks) and/or an AV receiver (amplifier). You cannot connect this player to a TV which does not have a video input connector. Be sure to turn off the power of each component before making the connections.
TV Hookups This connection is for listening to the sound through TV speakers (2ch – L, R). Refer to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. You cannot connect this player to a TV without an EURO AV (SCART) connector or a video input connector.
If your TV has two EURO AV (SCART) connectors CD/DVD player EURO AV 1 ( RGB ) – TV EURO AV 2 EURO AV EURO AV To EURO AV 1 (SCART) input If your TV has no EURO AV (SCART) connectors You can connect the player to a TV (with audio/video input jacks) using the supplied audio/video connecting cord.
TV Hookups Notes • Refer to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. • Do not connect this player to a video deck. If you view the pictures on your TV after making the connections shown below, a picture noise may appear. Connect CD/DVD directly.
Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups This connection is for listening to the sound through speakers connected to a receiver (amplifier such as an integrated stereo amplifier, a receiver having a built-in Dolby Pro Logic decoder, etc.). Refer to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. You can enjoy 5.1 channel surround sound by connecting a receiver (amplifier) with 5.1 channel inputs.
Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups If you have a digital component such as a receiver (amplifier) with a digital connector, DAT or MD Connect the component via the DIGITAL OUTPUT OPTICAL or COAXIAL connector using an optical or coaxial digital connecting cord (not supplied). When you play a DVD, set “DIGITAL OUT”...
Setups for the player Some setups are necessary for the player depending on the components to be connected. Use the setup display to change the various settings. For details on using the setup display, see page 57. • To listen to the sound through speakers connected to a receiver (amplifier) having a digital connector or to output the sound to a digital component such as a DAT or MD deck...
5.1 Channel Surround Hookups Some DVDs have a sound track with up to 5.1 channels recorded in Dolby* Digital or MPEG AUDIO format. Using a receiver (amplifier) having 5.1 channel inputs and the 5 (+1) speakers, you can enjoy more real audio presence in the comfort of your own home.
AUDIO 5.1CH OUTPUT INPUT FRONT REAR CENTER LINE OUTPUT S VIDEO DIGITAL OUTPUT MEGA OUTPUT R – AUDIO – L VIDEO OPTICAL COAXIAL PCM/MPEG/DTS/ WOOFER DOLBY DIGITAL(AC-3) TEURO AV 1 (RGB) - TV iEURO AV 2 DIGITAL TV/LD VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 MONITOR TV/LD IN...
Selecting the Language for On-Screen Display You can select the language for the setup display, the Control Menu display or the messages displayed on the screen. The default setting is “ENGLISH.” SET UP TIME ENTER -/-- ENTER ?/>/.// Press SET UP and select “LANGUAGE SETUP” using >/., and then press ENTER.
Inserting Discs You can insert up to 200 discs into this player. 1/u (POWER) Front cover DISC CHANGE indicator =/+ dial Playing position Rotary table Loading position Press 1/u (POWER) to turn on the player. Press §OPEN. Front cover §OPEN Press the dial function select button to turn the DISC CHANGE indicator on.
Inserting Discs Notes • When you insert an 8 cm (3-inch) CD, be sure to attach a Sony CSA-8 adaptor (not supplied) to the disc. Do not insert an empty 8 cm (3-inch) CD adaptor (CSA-8). It may damage the player.
Playing Discs This chapter describes how to play a DVD/CD/VIDEO CD. This player conforms to the PAL color system. When you play a disc recorded in the NTSC color system, the player outputs the video signal or the setup display etc. in the NTSC color system and the picture may not appear on the TV screen.
Playing Discs After following Step 5 pWhen playing a DVD A DVD menu or title menu may appear on the TV screen (see page 23). pWhen playing a VIDEO CD The menu screen may appear on the TV screen depending on the VIDEO CD. You can play the disc interactively, following the instructions on the menu screen.
Playing at Various Speeds/Frame by Frame Using the click shuttle and the JOG button/indicator, you can play back a DVD/CD/VIDEO CD at various speeds or frame by frame. Each time you press JOG, it changes between shuttle mode and jog mode. Click shuttle To change the playback speed (Shuttle mode)
Playing at Various Speeds/Frame by Frame To play the disc frame by frame changing the playback speed (Jog mode) Press JOG. JOG lights up during jog mode. When you press JOG on the player, it pauses. Turn the click shuttle. Depending on the turning speed, the playback goes to frame-by-frame in the direction that the click shuttle is turned.
Notes • Resume Play may not be available depending on the DVD. • Resume Play is not available in Shuffle or Program Play mode. • Depending on where you stopped the disc, the player may resume playback from a different point. •...
Using the Menu for Each DVD Using the DVD menu Some DVDs allow you to select the disc contents using the menu. When you play these DVDs, you can select the language for the subtitles, the language for the sound, etc., using the DVD menu.
Press ENTER. Follow the instructions on the menu screen for interactive operations. Refer to the instructions supplied with the disc, as the operating procedure may differ according to the VIDEO CD. Going back to the menu screen Press ˆRETURN, =, or +. When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions PBC playback starts automatically.
Remaining time of the current title -1:15:36 Press TIME. Text or Disc Memo SONY HITS/SON Press TIME. Notes • Depending on the DVD, the chapter number or time may not appear or you may not be able to change the front panel display.
Press TIME. Remaining time of the disc -20:18 Press TIME. Text or Disc Memo SONY HITS/SON Press TIME. Note While you are doing Shuffle Play, Program Play, or PBC playback, the playing time of the disc and the remaining time of the disc are not displayed.
Displaying the Disc Information (Disc Browser) Displaying the information of the loaded discs You can look at the loaded disc information on the Disc Browser, and also select the disc to be played on the Disc Browser. The player has 7 folders (ALL, DVD, CD, A to D) and can display the Disc Browser of each folder.
Filing Discs in the Folder You can file your discs as you like in four individual folders, A to D. Even if you file discs from Folder ALL, DVD or CD to Folder A to D, those discs are not deleted from Folder ALL, DVD or CD.
Filing Discs in the Folder Deleting discs from a folder You can delete unnecessary discs from Folder A to D. You cannot delete discs from Folder ALL, DVD or CD unless you remove the disc from the player. Press the FOLDER (A/B/C/D) button of the disc you want to delete.
To label a folder: 1 Press EDIT. 2 Press >. The folder A is highlighted. Music Madness 3 Select the folder you want to label by pressing ?//. Music Madness Press ENTER. The DISC MEMO INPUT display appears when you have selected a disc.
Labeling Discs (Disc Memo)/Folders and Indicating the Genre Selecting a genre Select the disc for which you want to select a genre. Press EDIT. Press /, then ENTER. The GENRE SELECTION display appears. GENRE SELECTION A c t i o n C l a s s i c s C o m e d y D r a m a...
Sorting Discs You can sort the discs in the folder by disc slot number, text information (DVD TEXT/CD TEXT/Disc Memo) or genre. The text information is sorted alphabetically. In case of the genre, the selected genre comes first. FOLDER buttons SORT >/./ENTER Set the TV/DISC...
Using Various Functions with the Control Menu This chapter describes how to play discs in various modes and how to use the convenient features of the on- screen menu (Control Menu). Using the Control Menu Display Using the Control Menu display, you can select the start point, change the angles, adjust the picture, set for Digital Cinema Sound, etc.
Select the item you want using >/., then press / or ENTER. 1 2 3 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 1: ENGLISH Items To select, press , then ENTER 1 2 3...
Control Menu Item List (page 37) DISC (DVD only) (page 37) TITLE (DVD only) (page 37) CHAPTER (VIDEO CD/CD only) (page 37) TRACK (VIDEO CD/CD only) (page 37) INDEX (VIDEO CD during PBC playback only) SCENE (page 37) You can search by selecting the disc/title/chapter/track/ index/scene.
STROBE (DVD/VIDEO CD only) (page 54) PLAYBACK You can display 9 consecutive sections of the disc on the screen. In this case, the sections show still images. TITLE (DVD only) (page 55) VIEWER CHAPTER (DVD only) (page 55) VIEWER (VIDEO CD only) (page 55) TRACK VIEWER You can check the titles, chapters and tracks of the disc on...
Searching for the Disc/Title/Chapter/Track/ Index/Scene To cancel selecting Press ˆRETURN. You can select a disc, chapter, track and scene directly by pressing the buttons on the remote or the player See “Playing Discs” on page 19. Notes • The number of titles, chapters or tracks displayed is that of the titles, chapters or tracks recorded on a disc.
Selecting a Start Point Using the Time Code You can search by inputting the time code. Select “TIME/TEXT” or “TIME/MEMO” after pressing DISPLAY. The time code corresponds to the approximate actual playing time. For example, to search for a scene 2 hours 30 minutes 20 seconds past the beginning, input 2:30:20.
Checking the Information of the Disc You can check the DVD TEXT or CD TEXT of the disc on the TV screen and the front panel display. DVD TEXT and CD TEXT are information recorded on the disc which you cannot change. Press DISPLAY.
Displaying the audio information of the disc When you select “AUDIO,” the playing channels are displayed on the screen. In Dolby Digital format, the signals from monaural to 5.1 channels can be recorded on a DVD. Depending on the DVD the number of the recorded channels may be different.
Displaying the Subtitles With DVDs on which subtitles are recorded, you can turn the subtitles on and off whenever you want while playing the DVD. With DVDs on which multilingual subtitles are recorded, you can change the subtitle language whenever you want while playing the DVD, and turn it on or off whenever you want.
Select the number of the angles using the number buttons or >/., then press ENTER. The angle is changed to the selected angle. 1 2 3 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 5 ( 9 ) To select, press , then...
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) You can play the contents of one disc or all discs in the order you want by arranging the order of the titles, chapters or tracks to create your own program. One program can be stored in the player and contain up to 99 titles, chapters and tracks.
pWhen playing a DVD When both titles and chapters are recorded on the disc, select the title, then the chapter. PROGRAM 0 0 3 : DVD ALL CLEAR 2. – – – – 3. – – – – 4. – – – – 5.
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) You can select discs, titles, chapters and tracks for the program by looking at the front panel display You can program by looking at the front panel display instead of using the programming display on the TV screen. When you select Track 3 in Disc number 2 in the CD folder for Program 1, the front panel display will appear as follows: P 0 1 T...
You can set Shuffle Play during stop After selecting the item of “SHUFFLE,” press ·. The player starts Shuffle Play. You can display the “SHUFFLE” display quickly Press SHUFFLE. Notes • Shuffle Play is canceled when: – you open or close the front cover –...
Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can set Repeat Play during stop After selecting the item of “REPEAT,” press ·. The player starts Repeat Play. You can display the “REPEAT” display quickly Press REPEAT. Note Repeat play is canceled when you turn the power off. Repeating a Specific Portion (A˜B Repeat) You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter, track...
Setting a portion for A˜B repeat Select “SET/” in “A-B REPEAT.” The A˜B REPEAT setting display appears. 1 2 3 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 To select, press , then ENTER...
Setting for Digital Cinema Sound Select the mode to enjoy multichannel surround sound such as Dolby Digital and MPEG. Even if you connect only front speakers, Virtual Enhanced Surround lets you enjoy 3D sound by using 3D sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers.
ENHANCED SURROUND Provides a greater sense of presence from Pro Logic source with monaural rear channel sound. Produces a stereo like effect in the rear channels. VIRTUAL REAR SHIFT Uses 3D sound imaging to shift the sound of the rear speakers away from the actual speaker position.
Reducing the Picture Noise (DNR: Digital Video Noise Reduction) You can make the picture clearer by reducing the picture noise of the background. Select “DNR” after pressing DISPLAY twice. When you select “DNR1,” “DNR2,” or “DNR3,” the indicator of the “DNR” lights in green. 1 2 3 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 )
Select “MEMORY/” in “VIDEO EQ.” The video control display appears. 1 2 3 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) STANDARD STANDARD DYNAMIC CINEMA MEMORY To select, press , then ENTER 1 2 ( 2 7 ) PLAY 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5...
Displaying Different Angles Simultaneously With DVDs on which various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded, you can display all the angles recorded on the disc on the same screen, and start playback in continuous mode at the chosen angle directly. The angles are displayed on a screen divided in 9 sections.
Scanning the Title, Chapter and Track You can check the top picture of titles, chapters and tracks of the disc on a screen divided in 9 sections, and start playback from the chosen title, chapter or track. Select “TITLE VIEWER”(DVD only), “CHAPTER VIEWER”(DVD only) or “TRACK VIEWER”(VIDEO CD only) after pressing DISPLAY twice.
Checking the Play Information You can check the play information on the bit rate, bit rate history or the portion where the disc is played (layer). While playing a disc, the approximate bit rate of the playback picture is always displayed by Mbps (Mega bit per second) and the audio by kbps (kilo bit per second).
Settings and Adjustments This chapter describes how to set and how to adjust using the on-screen SET UP menu. Most settings and adjustments are required to be set when you first use the player. This chapter also describes how to set the remote for controlling the TV, the AV receiver (amplifier) or the CD changer.
Using the Setup Display Select the main item you want using >/., and then press ENTER. The selected main item is highlighted. LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: DVD MENU: AUDIO: SUBTITLE: Main item To set, press , then To quit, press SETUP SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER:...
Setup Display Item List Default settings are underlined. LANGUAGE SETUP (page 60) ENGLISH FRANÇAIS DEUTSCH DVD MENU ENGLISH FRANÇAIS DEUTSCH ITALIANO ESPAÑOL NEDERLANDS DANSK SVENSKA SUOMI NORSK PORTUGUÊS CHINESE JAPANESE OTHERS / AUDIO ORIGINAL (same as DVD MENU) SUBTITLE AUDIO FOLLOW (same as DVD MENU) SCREEN SETUP (page 61) TV TYPE...
Setting the Language for Display and Sound (LANGUAGE SETUP) Z Select “LANGUAGE SETUP” after pressing SET UP. “LANGUAGE SETUP” allows you to set various languages for on-screen display or sound. Default settings are underlined. Note When you select a language that is not recorded on the DVD, one of the recorded languages is automatically selected except for the “OSD.”...
Settings for Display (SCREEN SETUP) Z Select “SCREEN SETUP” after pressing SET UP. “SCREEN SETUP” allows you to set the display according to the playback conditions. Default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE To set, press , then ENTER To quit, press...
Settings for Display (SCREEN SETUP) Storing the picture in memory During playback, when you find the scene to be stored in memory, press PICTURE MEMORY on the remote. The picture is stored in memory. TIME -/-- PICTURE MEMORY Notes • The player can store in memory only one scene. The stored picture appears in the background.
pPAUSE MODE (DVD only) Selects the picture in pause mode. • AUTO: A picture including subjects that move dynamically is output with no jitter. Normally select this position. • FRAME: A picture including subjects that do not move dynamically is output with high resolution. pBOOKMARK RESET/ Select “BOOKMARK RESET.”...
Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP) pWhen you have already entered a password The display for confirming the password appears. Skip Step 2. CUSTOM SETUP PARENTAL CONTROL Enter password, then press ENTER To return, press RETURN To cancel, press SETUP Enter a password in 4 digits using the number buttons, then press ENTER.
To change the password 1 After Step 3, select “CHANGE PASSWORD” using >/., then press / or ENTER. The display for changing the password appears. 2 Follow Steps 2 and 3 to enter a new password. You can turn off the Parental Control function just after inserting the DVD (Parental Control Temporarily Canceled) When you set a playback limitation level and insert the DVD, the PARENTAL CONTROL display appears.
Settings for Sound (AUDIO SETUP) Select “AUDIO SETUP” after pressing SET UP. “AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound according to the playback conditions. Default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO ATT: AUDIO FILTER: AUDIO DRC: TRACK SELECTION: DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND DIGITAL OUT: DOLBY DIGITAL:...
pDOWNMIX* Switches the mixing down methods when you play a DVD on which the sound in Dolby Digital format is recorded. • DOLBY SURROUND: when the player is connected to an audio component that conforms to Dolby Surround. (Pro Logic) •...
Settings for Sound (AUDIO SETUP) pMPEG Selects output MPEG AUDIO signals via the DIGITAL OUTPUT OPTICAL and COAXIAL connectors. You cannot select this item when you set “DIGITAL OUT” to “OFF.” • PCM: when the player is connected to an audio component lacking a built-in MPEG decoder.
Speaker Set Up Select “SPEAKER SETUP” after pressing SET UP. To obtain the best possible surround sound, first specify the size of the speakers you have connected and their distance from your listening position, then set the balance and level. Use the test tone to adjust the speaker volumes to the same level.
Speaker Set Up pBALANCE You can vary the balance of each speaker as follows. Default adjustments are in the parentheses. • FRONT (0dB) Adjust the balance between the front left and right speakers (-6dB [L] to +6dB [R], 0.5dB steps). •...
• If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be erased. • When you replace the batteries of the remote commander, the code number may reset to 01 (Sony). Reset the appropriate code number. Manufacturer...
Hold down 1/u (POWER), and enter your AV PROG receiver’s manufacturer’s code (see the table below) using the number buttons. Then release TV/VIDEO* 1/u (POWER). WIDE MODE TV/DVD** Manufacturer Sony ENTER Denon Kenwood Onkyo Pioneer Sunsui Technics Yamaha Code numbers of controllable receivers...
Controlling the CD Changer (Mega Control) You can control a Sony CD changer of 5/50/200/300 discs connected to the MEGA CONTROL jack of the player. Connecting the CD changer CONTROL A1 cable Do not connect anything (not supplied) to the other CONTROL A1 jack.
The MEGA CONTROL button goes off and you can control the player. Notes • Connect only a Sony CD changer of 5/50/200/300 discs to the MEGA CONTROL jack. • You cannot locate a particular point in a track of the CD changer using the controls on the player.
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power is not turned on. / If the indicator above the 1/u (POWER) button is not lit, check that the AC power cord is connected securely.
Troubleshooting The picture is black and white. / In the setup display, set “EURO AV OUT” in ”CUSTOM SETUP” to the appropriate item conforms to your TV (page 62). / Depending on the TV, the picture on the screen becomes black and white when you play a disc recorded in NTSC color system.
The player does not play from the beginning when playing a disc. / Repeat Play, Shuffle Play or Program Play has been selected. Press CLEAR (pages 45 to 47). / Resume Play has been selected. Press p on the front panel or on the remote before you start playing (page 22).
/Open the front cover and insert the disc correctly. •To prevent the player from malfunctioning, the self-diagnosis function has worked. /When you contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility, give the 5-character service number. (example: E 61 10)
Specifications CD/DVD player Laser Semiconductor laser Signal format system PAL/(NTSC) Audio characteristics Frequency response DVD (PCM 96 kHz): 2 Hz to 44 kHz (±1 dB)* DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 2 Hz to 22 kHz (±0.5 dB) CD: 2 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB) Signal-to-noise ratio More than 110 dB (LINE OUTPUT (AUDIO) connectors only)
Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) (page 50) The general name of technology that Sony developed to enjoy the surround sound in a home. To enjoy the surround sound of a movie theater in the comfort of your own home, it simulates the sound not in a concert hall as usual but in a movie editing studio.
Title (page 5) The longest sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD; a movie, etc., for a picture piece on video software; or an album, etc., for a music piece on an audio software. Each title is assigned a title number enabling you to locate the title you want.
Language Code List For details, see pages 42 and 60. Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1186 Scots Gaelic 1194 Galician 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1196 Guarani 1203 Gujarati 1039 Amharic 1209 Hausa 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1217 Hindi 1051 Aymara 1226 Croatian...
Index to Parts and Controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details. Front Panel 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 qjqkqlw;wawswdwfwgwhwj wk wl 1 g (remote sensor) (7) Accepts the remote control signals. 2 1/u (POWER) button and indicator (17) Turns on and off the power of the player.
TEURO AV 1 (RGB) - TV 1 AUDIO INPUT (L, R) connectors (73) Connect to the audio output on a Sony CD changer of 5/50/ 200/300 discs. 2 5.1CH OUTPUT connectors (15) Connect to a receiver (amplifier) having 5.1 channel input connectors.
Remote TIME -/-- 1 TV/DISC BROWSER/DVD switch (27, 71) Selects to control the player, the Disc Browser or the TV with the remote. 2 MEGA CONTROL button (73) Press to control the connected CD changer. 3 Number buttons/ENTER button Selects and executes the items or settings.
Index to Parts and Controls Remote TIME -/-- @™ TIME button (25) When 1 is set to DISC BROWSER or DVD, displays the playing time of the disc, etc., on the front panel display. @£ FOLDER buttons (28) Displays the disc information such as the jacket picture and Disc Memo in the disc folder.