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Operating Instructions
© 2005 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 2-581-895-13(1) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS30 © 2005 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 Union and other...
  • Page 3: 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 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Notes About the Discs .
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    Enjoying MP3 Audio and JPEG Images ..... 44 About MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files ..... 44 Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files.
  • Page 6: This Player Can Play The Following Discs

    This Player Can Play the Following Discs Format of discs DVD VIDEO DVD-RW/-R DVD+RW/+R VIDEO CD/ Music CD CD-RW/-R “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD-Video” and the “CD” logo are trademarks. Note about CDs/DVDs The player can play CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD- RWs recorded in the following formats: –...
  • Page 7 Notes • Notes about DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/ DVD-Rs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD- Rs, or CD-Rs/CD-RWs cannot be played on this player due to the recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalized.
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) button (21) B Disc tray (21) C Front panel display (9) (remote sensor) (14) E A (open/close) button (21) Rear panel DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT COAXIAL...
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display When playing back a DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW Disc type Playing status Lights up during Current audio signal (38) Repeat Play (28) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (25) Disc type Playing status Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (29) When playing back a CD, DATA DVD (MP3 audio), DATA CD (MP3 audio), or VIDEO CD (without PBC) Lights up during...
  • Page 10 Remote A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (54) B Z (open/close) button (22) C Number buttons (24) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (26) E TOP MENU button (24) F C/X/x/c buttons (24) G O RETURN (return) button (22) advance/step) buttons (22, 31) I ./>...
  • Page 11: Guide To The Control Menu Display (magic Pad)

    Guide to the 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 (DATA CDs/DATA DVDs only) Control Menu display off Control Menu display The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type.
  • Page 12 List of Control Menu items Item Item Name, Function TITLE (page 31)/SCENE (page 32)/TRACK (page 31) Selects the title, scene, or track to be played. CHAPTER (page 31)/INDEX (page 31) Selects the chapter or index to be played. TRACK (page 32) Selects the track to be played.
  • Page 13 MODE (MP3, JPEG) (page 48) Selects the data type; MP3 audio track (AUDIO), JPEG image file (IMAGE) or both (AUTO) to be played when playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD. z Hint The Control Menu icon indicator lights up in green when you select any item except “OFF.”...
  • Page 14: Hookups

    Hookups Hooking Up the Player Follow steps 1 to 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player. Notes • Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. • Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected. •...
  • Page 15: Step 3: Connecting The Video Cords

    Depending on the disc, the image may not fit your TV screen. To change the aspect ratio, see page 57. Audio/video cord (supplied) (yellow) to LINE (RGB)-TV LINE OUT LINE C E N T E R (RGB) AUDIO VIDEO SCART cord (not supplied) CD/DVD player Yellow White (L) Red (R) ,continued...
  • Page 16 When you play a disc recorded in the NTSC colour system, the player outputs the video signal or the Setup Display etc. in the NTSC colour system and the picture may not appear on the PAL colour system televisions. In this case, open the tray and remove the disc. CD/DVD player Connect directly...
  • Page 17: Step 4: Connecting The Audio Cords

    C E N T E R (RGB) Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) to coaxial digital input AV amplifier (receiver) with a decoder INPUT VIDEO AUDIO TV, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) CD/DVD player [Speakers] Rear (R) Front (R) Subwoofer ,continued...
  • Page 18 Connecting to audio L/R input jacks This connection will use your TV’s or stereo amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for sound. Connect using the audio/video cord (supplied). Yellow White (L) Red (R) • Surround effect (page 38) TV: Dynamic Theatre, Dynamic, Wide, Night Stereo amplifier (receiver): Standard, Night Connecting to a digital audio...
  • Page 19: Step 5: Connecting The Mains Lead

    Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead Plug the player and TV mains lead (power cord) into a mains. Step 6: Quick Setup Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the player. To skip an adjustment, press >. To return to the previous adjustment, press .. Turn on the TV.
  • Page 20 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 57) If you have a 4:3 standard TV • 4:3 LETTER BOX or 4:3 PAN SCAN (page 57) Press ENTER.
  • Page 21: Playing Discs

    Playing Discs Playing Discs Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. RETURN Turn on your TV. Press [/1. The player turns on. Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 22: Additional Operations

    Additional operations CLEAR (replay) ZOOM SLOW PLAY Stop Pause Resume play after pause Go to the next chapter, track, or scene in continuous play mode Go back to the previous chapter, track, or scene in continuous play mode Stop play and remove the disc Replay the previous scene*...
  • Page 23: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (resume Play)

    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc Play) The player remembers the point where you stopped the disc even if the player enters standby mode by pressing [/1. While playing a disc, press x to stop playback. “RESUME”...
  • Page 24: Using The Dvd's Menu

    Using the DVD’s Menu A DVD is divided into long sections of a picture or a music feature called “titles.” When you play a DVD which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using the TOP MENU button. When you play DVDs that allow you to select items such as language for the sound and subtitles, select these items using the MENU...
  • Page 25: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (pbc Playback)

    Playing VIDEO CDs With PBC Functions (PBC Playback) PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen. Number buttons RETURN Start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC functions. The menu for your selection appears. Press the number buttons to select the item number you want.
  • Page 26: Various Play Mode Functions (programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-b Repeat Play)

    Various Play Mode Functions (Programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play) You can set the following play modes: • Programme Play (page 26) • Shuffle Play (page 27) • Repeat Play (page 28) • A-B Repeat Play (page 29) CLEAR Note The play mode is cancelled when:...
  • Page 27: Playing In Random Order (shuffle)

    Next, press X/x to select “03” under “C,” then press ENTER. PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE 0 2 – 0 3 – – 2. TITLE – – 3. TITLE – – 4. TITLE – – 5. TITLE – – 6. TITLE – – 7.
  • Page 28: Playing Repeatedly (repeat Play)

    When Programme Play is activated • ON: shuffles titles, chapters, or tracks selected in Programme Play. Press ENTER. Shuffle Play starts. To return to normal play Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 3. z Hints • You can set Shuffle Play while the player is stopped.
  • Page 29: Repeat Play

    Repeating a specific portion (A- B Repeat Play) You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter or track repeatedly. (This function is useful when you want to memorize lyrics, etc.) Press DISPLAY during playback. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select REPEAT), then press ENTER.
  • Page 30: Searching For A Scene

    Searching for a Scene Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Search, Scan, Slow-motion Play, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. (step) Notes • Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
  • Page 31: Searching For A Title/chapter/track/scene, Etc

    Watching frame by frame (Slow-motion Play) m or M Press when the player is in pause mode. To return to normal speed, press H. m or M Each time you press during Slow-motion Play, the playback speed changes. Two speeds are available. With each press the indication changes as follows: Playback direction Opposite direction (DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW...
  • Page 32 When playing a VIDEO CD or Super VCD with PBC Playback SCENE When playing a CD TRACK When playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD ALBUM TRACK (MP3 audio tracks only) FILE (JPEG image files only) Example: when you select CHAPTER “ ** ( ** )” is selected ( ** refers to a number).
  • Page 33: Searching By Scene (picture Navigation)

    Searching by Scene (PICTURE NAVIGATION) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. RETURN Press PICTURE NAVI during playback. The following display appears. CHAPTER VIEWER Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to select an item. • CHAPTER VIEWER (DVD VIDEO only): displays the first scene of each chapter.
  • Page 34: Viewing Information About The Disc

    Viewing Information About the Disc Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time You can check the playing time and remaining time of the current title, chapter, or track. Also, you can check the DVD/CD text or track name (MP3 audio) recorded on the disc.
  • Page 35 Checking the play information of the disc To check the DVD/CD text Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly in step 2 to display text recorded on the DVD/CD. The DVD/CD text appears only when text is recorded in the disc. You cannot change the text.
  • Page 36 When playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD (MP3 audio) Playing time and number of the current track Track name Current album and track number (returns to top automatically) When playing a VIDEO CD (without PBC functions), or CD Playing time and number of the current track Remaining time of the current track...
  • Page 37: Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound When playing a DVD VIDEO recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD VIDEO is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also change the language.
  • Page 38: Tv Virtual Surround Settings (tvs)

    (L: left, R: right) without using actual rear speakers. TVS was developed by Sony to produce surround sound for home use using just a Rear (L/R) stereo TV.
  • Page 39 To cancel the setting Select “OFF” in step 2. TVS DYNAMIC THEATER Creates one set of LARGE virtual rear speakers and virtual subwoofer from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers and subwoofer (shown below). This mode is effective when the distance between the front L and R speakers is short, such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
  • Page 40: Enjoying Movies

    Enjoying Movies Changing the Angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD VIDEO, “ appears in the front panel display. This means that you can change the viewing angle. Press (angle) during playback. The number of the angle appears on the display.
  • Page 41: Adjusting The Playback Picture (custom Picture Mode)

    To turn off the subtitles Select “OFF” in step 2. Notes • Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be able to change the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles are recorded on it. You also may not be able to turn them off. •...
  • Page 42 Press X/x to select the setting you want. The default setting is underlined. • STANDARD: displays a standard picture. • DYNAMIC 1: produces a bold dynamic picture by increasing the picture contrast and the colour intensity. • DYNAMIC 2: produces a more dynamic picture than DYNAMIC 1 by further increasing the picture contrast and colour intensity.
  • Page 43: Sharpening The Pictures (sharpness)

    Sharpening the Pictures (SHARPNESS) You can enhance the outlines of images to produce a sharper picture. Press DISPLAY during playback (when playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD, press twice). The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (SHARPNESS), then press ENTER. The options for “SHARPNESS”...
  • Page 44: Enjoying Mp3 Audio And Jpeg Images

    Enjoying MP3 Audio and JPEG Images About MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files MP3 is audio compression technology that satisfies the ISO/IEC MPEG regulations. JPEG is image compression technology. You can play DATA CDs/DATA DVD that contain MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files.
  • Page 45: Playing Mp3 Audio Tracks Or Jpeg Image Files

    When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD and press H, the numbered tracks (or files) are played sequentially, from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks (or files) contained within a currently selected album take priority over the next album in the same tree. (Example: C contains D so 4 is played before 5.) When you press MENU and the list of album...
  • Page 46 Selecting an album Press MENU. The list of albums on the disc appears. When an album is being played, its title is shaded. 3 ( 3 0 ) R O C K B E S T H I T K A R A O K E M Y F A V O U R I T E S O N G R &...
  • Page 47: Selecting A Jpeg Image File

    Selecting a JPEG image file After step 2 of “Selecting an album,” press PICTURE NAVI. The image files in the album appear in 16 subscreens. A scroll box is displayed on the right. To display the additional image, select the bottom images and press x. To return to the previous image, select the top images and press X.
  • Page 48: Enjoying Jpeg Images As A Slide Show

    Enjoying JPEG Images as a Slide Show You can play JPEG image files on a DATA CD or DATA DVD successively as a slide show. Press MENU. The list of albums on the DATA CD/ DATA DVD appears. 3 ( 3 0 ) R O C K B E S T H I T K A R A O K E M Y F A V O U R I T E S O N G...
  • Page 49: Setting The Pace For A Slide Show

    z Hints • To repeat both MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files in a single album, repeat the same MP3 audio track or album when “MODE (MP3, JPEG)” is set to “AUTO.” See “Playing repeatedly (Repeat Play)” (page 28) to repeat the track or album. •...
  • Page 50 Selecting the slides’ appearance (EFFECT) You can select the way the slides are displayed during a slide show. Press DISPLAY twice while viewing a JPEG image or when the player is in stop mode. Press X/x to select then press ENTER. The options for “EFFECT”...
  • Page 51: Using Various Additional Functions

    Using Various Additional Functions Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) You can set two kinds of playback restrictions for a disc. • Custom Parental Control You can set playback restrictions so that the player will not play inappropriate discs. •...
  • Page 52 To play a disc for which Custom Parental Control is set Insert the disc for which Custom Parental Control is set. The “CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL” display appears. CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL Custom parental control is already set. To play, enter your password and press ENTER Enter your 4-digit password using the...
  • Page 53: Changing The Password

    The area is selected. When you select “OTHERS t,” select and enter a standard code in the table on page 67 using the number buttons. Press X/x to select “LEVEL,” then press ENTER. The selection items for “LEVEL” are displayed. PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD:...
  • Page 54: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Controlling Your TV With the Supplied Remote You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of your Sony TV with the supplied remote. Number buttons You can control your TV using the buttons below. By pressing You can...
  • Page 55: Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Using the Setup Display By using the Setup Display, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. You can also set a language for the subtitles and the Setup Display, among other things. For details on each Setup Display item, see pages from 56 to 60.
  • Page 56: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language (language Setup)

    Press X/x to select a setting, then press ENTER. The setting is selected and setup is complete. Example: “4:3 PAN SCAN” SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: LINE: To enter the Quick Setup mode Select “QUICK” in step 3. Follow from step 5 of the Quick Setup explanation to make basic adjustments (page 19).
  • Page 57: Settings For The Display (screen Setup)

    Settings for the Display (SCREEN SETUP) Choose settings according to the TV to be connected. Select “SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 55). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...
  • Page 58: Custom Settings (custom Setup)

    Custom Settings SETUP) Use this to set up playback related and other settings. Select “CUSTOM SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 55). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP AUTO POWER OFF: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE:...
  • Page 59: Settings For The Sound (audio Setup)

    Settings for the Sound (AUDIO SETUP) “AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. Select “AUDIO SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 55). The default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO ATT: AUDIO DRC:...
  • Page 60: Setting The Digital Output Signal

    Setting the digital output signal Switches the method of outputting audio signals when you connect a component such as an amplifier (receiver) or MD deck with a digital input jack. For connection details, see page 17. Select “DOLBY DIGITAL,” “MPEG,” “DTS,”...
  • Page 61: 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 62 Operation The remote does not function. , The batteries in the remote are weak. , There are obstacles between the remote and the player. , The distance between the remote and the player is too far. , The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on the player.
  • Page 63 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 a DATA CD or DATA DVD.
  • Page 64: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    E XX To prevent a malfunction, the (xx is a number) player has performed the self-diagnosis function. , Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and give the 5- character service number. Example: E 61 10 Glossary...
  • Page 65 DVD VIDEO (page 5) A disc that contains up to 8 hours of moving pictures even though its diameter is the same as a CD. The data capacity of a single-layer and single- sided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7 times that of a CD.
  • Page 66: Specifications

    Specifications System Laser: Semiconductor laser Signal format system: PAL/(NTSC) Audio characteristics Frequency response: DVD VIDEO (PCM 96 kHz): 2 Hz to 44 kHz (±1.0 dB)/DVD VIDEO (PCM 48 kHz): 2 Hz to 22 kHz (±0.5 dB)/CD: 2 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB) Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ratio): 115 dB (LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks only) Harmonic distortion: 0.003 %...
  • Page 67: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 37, 40, 56. 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...
  • Page 68: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 57 4:3 LETTER BOX 57 4:3 PAN SCAN 57 48kHz/96kHz PCM 60 5.1 Channel Surround 38 A-B REPEAT 29 ADVANCE 22 ALBUM 32 Album 44 ANGLE 40 AUDIO 37 AUDIO ATT 59 AUDIO DRC 59 AUDIO SETUP 59 AUTO PLAY 58 AUTO POWER OFF 58 BACKGROUND 57...
  • Page 72 Printed on 100% recycled paper. Sony Corporation Printed in Hungary...

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