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Operating Instructions
© 2009 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 4-136-672-12(1) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS318 © 2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents.
  • Page 3 Lightning For added protection for this set during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet. This will prevent damage to the set due to lightning and power-line surges. Notes about the discs •...
  • Page 4: Precautions

    TV for an extended period of time you risk permanent damage to your television screen. Plasma display panel televisions and projection televisions are susceptible to this. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Precautions .
  • Page 6: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages indicated in parentheses. Remote PICTURE NAVI CLEAR AUDIO SUBTITLE TOP MENU RETURN FAST/SLOW PLAY 2 (volume) +, number 5, AUDIO, and N buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player.
  • Page 7 D TOP MENU Displays the DVD’s top menu. MENU (25) Displays the menu. O RETURN (16) Returns to the previous display. DISPLAY (18) Displays the playback information on the screen. C/X/x/c (19) Moves the highlight to select a displayed item. Centre button (ENTER) (14) Enters the selected item.
  • Page 8: Front Panel

    Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) button (14) B Disc tray (16) C Front panel display (9) D Z (open/close) button (16) Opens or closes the disc tray. E N (play) button (16) The N button has a tactile dot*. F x (stop) button (16) Stops playback.
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display A N, X Lights up during playback or pause. Lights up during Repeat Play. Lights up when you can change the angle. D Playback information You can view the time and text information by pressing the TIME/ TEXT button on the remote repeatedly.
  • Page 10: Hookups And Settings

    Hookups and Settings When unpacking, check the supplied accessories by referring to page 36. • Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the components to be connected. • Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each component before connecting. Step 1: Connecting to Your TV Connect this player to your TV using an audio/video (SCART) cord.
  • Page 11 player automatically when you start playback. In this case, press TV t (input select) on the remote to return the input to the TV. When you play a disc recorded in the NTSC colour system, the player outputs the video signal or the Setup Display etc.
  • Page 12: Step 2: Connecting To Your Audio Component

    Step 2: Connecting to Your Audio Component Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector, or audio component such as an AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen to sound. [Speakers] Rear (L) Front (L)
  • Page 13: Step 3: Connecting The Mains Lead

    Audio L/R input jacks This connection will use your TV’s or audio component’s two speakers for sound. Digital audio input jack If your audio component has a Dolby* Digital, DTS* , or MPEG audio decoder and a digital input jack, use this connection. You can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), and MPEG audio (5.1ch) surround effect.
  • Page 14: Controlling Tvs With The Remote

    Controlling TVs with the remote You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of your Sony TV with the supplied remote. Available buttons Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able to control your TV using all or some of the buttons on the supplied remote.
  • Page 15 Press X/x to select the setting that matches your TV type. ◆ If you have a wide-screen TV or a 4:3 standard TV with a wide-screen mode • 16:9 (page 28) ◆ If you have a 4:3 standard TV • 4:3 LETTER BOX or 4:3 PAN SCAN (page 28) Press ENTER.
  • Page 16: Playback

    Playback Playing Discs 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. Playback side facing down Press N. The disc tray closes.
  • Page 17 To play without using PBC, press ./> or the number buttons while the player is stopped to select a track, then press N or ENTER. “Play without PBC” appears on the TV screen and the player starts continuous play. You cannot play still pictures such as a menu.
  • Page 18: Control Menu Display (magic Pad)

    Control Menu display (Magic Pad) Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. Press DISPLAY repeatedly to turn on or change the Control Menu display as follows: Control Menu display 1 Control Menu display 2 (Except CD and when “MEDIA” is set to “MUSIC”) Control Menu display off The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the media type.
  • Page 19: List Of Control Menu Items

    List of Control Menu items Item Item Name, Function TITLE/SCENE/TRACK CHAPTER/INDEX TRACK Selects the title, scene, track, chapter, or index to be played. Press X/x to select the search method. “** (**)” is selected (** refers to a number). Press ENTER. “** (**)”...
  • Page 20 TVS (TV Virtual Surround) Selects surround sound effect when connecting a stereo TV or 2 front speakers. This only works when playing a multichannel Dolby audio sound track. Furthermore, if the player is set up to output the signal from the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack, the surround effect will only be heard when “DOLBY DIGITAL”...
  • Page 21: Various Play Mode Functions

    Various Play Mode Functions You can set the following play modes: • Programme Play (page 21) • Shuffle Play (page 22) • Repeat Play (page 22) • A-B Repeat Play (page 23) The play mode is cancelled when: – you open the disc tray. –...
  • Page 22: Playing In Random Order (shuffle Play)

    Press N. Programme Play begins. When the programme ends, you can restart the same programme again by pressing N. To return to normal play Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 1. To play the same programme again, select “ON” in step 1 and press ENTER.
  • Page 23: Repeating A Specific Portion (a-b Repeat Play)

    Press ENTER. Repeat Play starts. To return to normal play Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 1. You cannot use this function with VIDEO CDs or Super VCDs with PBC playback. Repeating a specific portion (A-B Repeat Play) You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter, or track repeatedly.
  • Page 24: Sharpening The Picture (sharpness)

    Sharpening the picture (SHARPNESS) You can enhance the outlines of images to produce a sharper picture. After selecting on the Control Menu (page 18), press X/x to select a level. The default setting is underlined. • OFF: cancels this option •...
  • Page 25: Playing Video, Photo, And Music Files

    Playing Video, Photo, and Music Files The player can play video, photo, or music files. For details on playable files, see “Playable Media” page 34. DATA CDs recorded in KODAK Picture CD format automatically start playing when inserted. Press MENU. The list of albums appears.
  • Page 26: Setting The Pace For A Slide Show (interval)

    To go to the next or previous photo file Press C or c during playback. Note that you cannot return to the previous album by using C. Select the previous album from the album list. To rotate a photo image Press X/x while viewing the image.
  • Page 27: Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Using the Setup Display You can make various adjustments to items, such as picture and sound. For details on each Setup Display item, see pages from 27 to 31. Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display settings and not all of the functions described may work.
  • Page 28: Screen Setup

    SCREEN SETUP Choose settings according to the TV to be connected. The default settings are underlined. ◆ TV TYPE Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3 standard or wide). 16:9 Select this when connecting to a wide-screen TV or a TV with a wide mode function.
  • Page 29: Custom Setup

    CUSTOM SETUP Use this to set up playback related and other settings. The default settings are underlined. ◆ AUTO POWER OFF Switches the Auto Power Off setting on or off. The player enters standby mode when left in stop mode for more than 30 minutes.
  • Page 30: Audio Setup

    AUDIO SETUP You can set the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. The default settings are underlined. ◆ AUDIO DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs only) Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned down when playing a DVD that conforms to “AUDIO DRC.”...
  • Page 31 ◆ MPEG (DVDs only) Selects the type of MPEG audio signal. Select this when the player is connected to an audio component without a built-in MPEG decoder. If you play multi-channel MPEG audio sound tracks, only the Front (L) and Front (R) signals will be output from your two front speakers.
  • Page 32: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the mains lead is connected securely.
  • Page 33: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear On The Screen)

    , Child Lock is set (page 8). The disc tray does not open and “TRAY LOCKED” appears on the front panel display. , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “Data error” appears on the TV screen when playing video, photo, and music files.
  • Page 34: Playable Media

    Playable Media Type DVD VIDEO DVD-VR mode VIDEO CD DATA disc Notes about video, photo, or music files that the player can play The player can play the following files: File Type File format DivX Video MPEG-1 MPEG-4 (simple profile) Photo JPEG Music...
  • Page 35: Region Code

    • If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the file names, the files will be played in that order. • To play a complex hierarchy of folders may take some time. Create albums with no more than two hierarchies.
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Note on playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs Some playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software producers. Since this player plays DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available.
  • Page 37: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 6, 27. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1032 Afrikaans 1194 Galician 1039 Amharic 1196 Guarani 1044 Arabic 1203 Gujarati 1045 Assamese...
  • Page 38: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 28 4:3 LETTER BOX 28 4:3 PAN SCAN 28 48kHz/96kHz PCM 31 5.1 Channel Surround 13 A-B REPEAT 19, 23 A-B Repeat Play 23 Advance 7 ALBUM 20 ANGLE 19 AUDIO 27 AUDIO DRC 30 AUDIO SETUP 30 AUTO PLAY 29 AUTO POWER OFF 29 BACKGROUND 28...
  • Page 40 To find out useful hints, tips and information about Sony products and services please visit: Printed on 70% or more recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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