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Sony BDP-S780 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD Player
© 2011 Sony Corporation



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    4-267-227-12(1) Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD Player BDP-S780 © 2011 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European...
  • Page 3: Precautions

    In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 4 On watching 3D video images Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, fatigue, or nausea) while watching 3D video images. Sony recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video images. The length and frequency of necessary breaks will vary from person to person.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Precautions .
  • Page 6 Blu-ray Disc Association. • “x.v.Colour” and “x.v.Colour” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “PhotoTV HD” and the “PhotoTV HD” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
  • Page 7: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls Front panel The N button has a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. A Disc tray B Power indicator Lights up in white when the player is turned on. C Remote sensor D Front panel display N, X: Lights up during playback or...
  • Page 8 Rear panel A LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks B LINE OUT (VIDEO) jack C DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack D Ventilation holes (USB) jack F DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack G LAN (100) terminal H COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P ) jacks I HDMI OUT jack...
  • Page 9: Top Menu

    Remote The available functions of the remote differ depending on the disc or the situation. • Number 5, AUDIO, 2 +, and N buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. • Grey-coloured buttons glow in the dark. A Z (open/close) Opens or closes the disc tray.
  • Page 10 HOME Enters the player’s home menu. Displays the wallpaper when pressed on the category icon of the home menu. RETURN Returns to the previous display. </M/m/, Moves the highlight to select a displayed item. Centre button (ENTER) Enters the selected item. E ./>...
  • Page 11: Hookups And Settings

    Hookups and Settings Step 1: Connecting the Player Do not connect the mains lead until you have made all the connections. For supplied accessories, see “Supplied accessories” (page 34). Connecting to your TV Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your TV. Match the colour of the plug to that of the jack when connecting.
  • Page 12 Do not connect the player through a VCR. Video signals fed through VCRs may be affected by copyright protection systems and the picture will be distorted on the television. Connecting to your AV amplifier (receiver) Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your AV amplifier (receiver).
  • Page 13: Step 2: Easy Setup

    See “Supplied accessories” (page 34). Step 2: Easy Setup When turned on for the first time Wait for a short while before the player turns on and starts “Easy Setup.” Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the battery compartment.
  • Page 14: Connecting To The Network

    Connecting to the Network Wired Setup Use a LAN cable to connect to the LAN (100) terminal on the player. LAN cable (not supplied) Broadband ADSL modem/ router Cable modem Using a shielded interface cable (LAN cable), straight or crossing, is recommended. To set the network settings Select “Network Settings,”...
  • Page 15: Playback

    Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see “Playable discs” (page 34). Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on your TV screen. Press Z, and place a disc on the disc tray.
  • Page 16: Playing From A Usb Device

    Displaying the play information You can check the playback information, etc., by pressing DISPLAY. The displayed information differs depending on the disc type and player status. Example: when playing a BD-ROM A Output resolution/Video frequency B Title number or name C The currently selected audio setting D Available functions ( audio,...
  • Page 17: Playing Via A Network

    Playing via a Network Streaming BRAVIA Internet Video Serves as a gateway delivering the selected Internet content and a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your player. Some Internet content requires registration via a PC before it can be played. Prepare for BRAVIA Internet Video.
  • Page 18 Playing the same music in different rooms (PARTY STREAMING) You can play music files on the player (PARTY host) in other rooms simultaneously through Sony products (PARTY guest) which are compatible with DLNA and the PARTY STREAMING function, or vice versa. PARTY host PARTY guest Prepare for PARTY STREAMING.
  • Page 19: Available Options

    Select (Video Search) or (Music Search) using M/m, and press ENTER. The content information is displayed. Example: List of the selected cast’s works A Content details Displays a list of related information, such as title, cast, track, or artist. B Playback History Displays a title in playback history of a BD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-DA.
  • Page 20 Item Details Video Settings • Picture Quality Mode: Selects the picture settings. “Auto,” “Custom1,” and “Custom2” are available only for HDMI connections. • Texture Remaster: Adjusts the sharpness and detail of the edges. • Super Resolution: Improves the resolution. • Smoothing: Reduces on- screen banding by smoothing gradations on flat areas.
  • Page 21: Internet

    Internet Browsing Websites You can connect to the Internet and enjoy websites. Prepare for Internet Browser. Connect the player to a network (page 14). Select (Network) on the home menu using </,. Select (Internet Browser) using M/ m, and press ENTER. Some websites use functions which this browser does not support.
  • Page 22 Available options Various settings and operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Item Details Browser • Zoom: Increases or Setup decreases the size of the displayed contents. • JavaScript Setup: Enables or disables JavaScript. •...
  • Page 23: Enjoying Skype

    Skype. If you do not have your own account, create one. For information about available web cameras, visit the following website: For customers in European countries For customers in Australia/New Zealand Using the Skype menu After sign-in, you can make/receive a call or make Skype settings.
  • Page 24 Skype display A Contact name B Video of the contact (for video calls only) C Signal strength indicator/Network transmission speed (wireless network connection only) D Video of yourself (for video calls only) E Available buttons The available buttons differ depending on the situation.
  • Page 25: Settings And Adjustments

    • We recommend the network update every 2 months or so. • For information about update functions, visit the following website: For customers in European countries For customers in Australia/New Zealand Screen Settings 3D Output Setting Auto: Normally select this.
  • Page 26: Audio Settings

    DVD Aspect Ratio Letter Box: Displays a wide picture with black bands on the top and bottom. Pan & Scan: Displays a full-height picture on the entire screen, with trimmed sides. Cinema Conversion Mode Auto: Normally select this. The player automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate...
  • Page 27: Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings

    DSD Output Mode On: Outputs DSD signals from the HDMI OUT jack when playing a Super Audio CD. When “On” is selected, no signal is output from other jacks. Off: Outputs PCM signals from the HDMI OUT jack when playing a Super Audio BD Audio MIX Setting On: Outputs the audio obtained by mixing the interactive and secondary audio to the...
  • Page 28: Parental Control Settings

    Subtitle Selects the default subtitle 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 37). BD Hybrid Disc Playback Layer BD: Plays BD layer.
  • Page 29: Network Settings

    For further details, visit the following website and check the FAQ contents: For customers in European countries Network Connection Diagnostics You can run the network diagnostic to check if the network connection has been made properly.
  • Page 30: Easy Setup

    Renderer Set-up Automatic Access Permission: Sets whether or not to allow automatic access from newly detected DLNA renderer- compatible product. Renderer Name: Displays the player’s name as it is listed on other DLNA products on the network. Renderer Access Control Displays a list of DLNA controller- compatible products and sets whether or not each product is accessible via this player.
  • Page 31: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Picture There is no picture or the picture is not output correctly. , Check that all the connecting cables are securely connected (page 11).
  • Page 32: Network Connection

    Disc The disc does not play. , The disc is dirty or skewed. , The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the playback side facing down. , The disc has a format that cannot be played back by this player (page 34). , The player cannot play a recorded disc that is not correctly finalised.
  • Page 33 N on the player until “UNLOCK” appears on the front panel display (page 7). , When “TLK ON” appears, contact your Sony dealer or local authorised Sony service facility. The disc tray does not open and you cannot remove the disc even after you press Z.
  • Page 34: Specifications

    “Exxxx” or “FAN ERR” appears on the front panel display. , When “Exxxx” appears, contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorised Sony service facility and give the error code. , When “FAN ERR” appears, try the following: 1Check that the ventilation holes on the rear of the player are not blocked.
  • Page 35: Playable Types Of Files

    BD-RE: Ver.2.1 BD-R: Ver.1.1, 1.2, 1.3 including organic pigment type BD-R (LTH type) The BD-Rs recorded on a PC cannot be played if postscripts are recordable. A CD or DVD disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalised. For more information, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the recording device.
  • Page 36: Notes About The Discs

    • The player can recognise the following files or folders in BDs, DVDs, CDs and USB devices: – up to folders in the 3rd tree – up to 500 files in a single tree • The player can recognise the following files or folders stored in the DLNA server: –...
  • Page 37: Language Code List

    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) Hitachi LG/Goldstar Loewe Panasonic 17, 49...
  • Page 38 Parental control/area code For details, see “Parental Control Area Code” (page 28). Code Area 2044 Argentina 2047 Australia 2046 Austria 2057 Belgium 2070 Brazil 2090 Chile 2092 China 2093 Colombia 2115 Denmark 2165 Finland 2174 France 2109 Germany 2200 Greece 2219 Hong Kong 2248 India 2238 Indonesia...
  • Page 39: Index

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on-screen displays. Symbols (favourites) 9 Numerics 3D 9 “3D Output Setting” 25 AUDIO 9 “Audio Settings” 26 “Auto Standby” 29 “BD/DVD Viewing Settings” 27 BD-LIVE 15 BD-R 34 BD-RE 34 Bitstream 31 Blu-ray Disc 34 BONUSVIEW 15 BRAVIA Internet Video BRAVIA Sync 33...
  • Page 40 Operating Instructions, please visit the following website: For customers in European countries For customers in Australia/New Zealand To find out useful hints, tips and information about Sony products and services please visit: Printed in Malaysia 4-267-227-12(1)