If the AC plug of your unit does not fit into the wall outlet, attach the supplied AC plug adaptor. Welcome! Thank you for purchasing this Sony CD/DVD Player. Before operating this player, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
Table of Contents WARNING ... 2 Welcome! ... 2 Precautions ... 3 About this Manual ... 6 This Player Can Play the Following Discs ... 6 Notes about the Discs ... 7 Index to Parts and Controls ... 8 Guide to On-Screen Displays (Control Bar) ... 13 Simple Start Guide ...15 Quick Overview ...
Enjoying Movies ...48 Changing the Angles ... 48 Displaying the Subtitles ... 48 Adjusting the Picture Quality (BNR) ... 49 Adjusting the Playback Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE) ... 50 Enhancing the Playback Picture (DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER) (DVP-NS415 only) ... 51 Using Various Additional Functions ...52 Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) ...
About this Manual Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for the 2 models: DVP-NS305 and DVP-NS415. Check your model name by looking at the front panel of the player. DVP-NS415 is the model used for illustration purposes.
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g., card, heart). • A disc with paper or stickers on it. • A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane tape or a sticker still left on it. Note Some CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD-Rs, or DVD-RWs (in video mode) cannot be played on this player due to the recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the recording...
Front panel display When playing back a DVD Disc type Playing status Lights up when you can change the angle (48) Lights up during Current audio signal (44) Repeat Play (38) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (33) Disc type Playing status Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (39)
Rear panel DVP-NS305 DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO DVP-NS415 DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO 1 DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (22) (23) (24) 2 DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack (DVP-NS415 only) (22) (23) (24)
Guide to On-Screen Displays (Control Bar) The following explains the Control Bar. The Control Bar is used for making adjustments to the settings or displaying information during playback. The displayed contents differ according to the type of disc being played. The numbers in parentheses indicate reference pages.
Displaying the Control Bar in stop mode The following displays appear when the DISPLAY button is repeatedly pressed during stop mode. You can make basic adjustments and customize the player to suit your viewing preferences. Display 1 The following settings can be made. QUICK SETUP (58) •...
Simple Start Guide Quick Overview A quick overview presented in this guide will give you enough information to start using the player for your enjoyment. To use the surround sound features of this player, refer to “Hookups” on page 18. Notes •...
To change the colour system, hold [/1 down to video input to audio input to LINE OUT (VIDEO) VIDEO CD/DVD Player COMPONENT VIDEO OUT S VIDEO VIDEO while pressing X on the player. The power indicator lights up in green and changes to red.
Step 4: Playing a Disc With the playback side facing down 1 Turn on the TV. 2 Press [/1 on the player. 3 Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. 4 Press A on the player to open the disc tray.
Component Audio/video cord video cord (supplied) (not supplied) (green) LINE OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT S VIDEO R-AUDIO-L VIDEO CD/DVD player S VIDEO cord (not supplied) COMPONENT VIDEO IN (green) (blue) (red) TV, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) (blue) (red) to COMPONENT...
Do not connect the player to a VCR. If you pass the player signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear image on the TV screen. If your TV only has one audio/video input jack, connect the player to this jack. CD/DVD player Yellow (Video) White (L)
Step 2: Connecting the Audio Cords Refer to the chart below to select the connection that best suits your system. Be sure to also read the instructions for the components you wish to connect. Select a connection Select one of the following connections, Components to be connected Stereo amplifier (receiver) (having L and R audio input jacks only, or having a digital input jack)
Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/ S VIDEO DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L VIDEO to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO)
(receiver) has a digital input jack, or when connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck, use In this case, you can also connect the player directly to the MD deck or DAT deck without using your stereo amplifier (receiver). CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/...
You can enjoy the Dolby Surround effects only when playing Dolby Surround audio or multi- channel audio (Dolby Digital) discs. If your amplifier (receiver) has L and R audio input jacks only, use (receiver) has a digital input jack, use CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/...
This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS decoder function of your AV amplifier (receiver). You are not able to enjoy the surround sound effects of this player. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL...
Step 4: 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 .. DVP-NS305 ENTER Turn on the TV. Press [/1.
The Setup Display for selecting the type of jack used to connect your amplifier (receiver) appears. Is this player connected to an amplifier (receiver) ? Select the type of jack you are using. LINE OUTPUT L/R (AUDIO) DIGITAL OUTPUT Press X/x to select the type of jack (if any) you are using to connect to an amplifier (receiver), then press ENTER.
Audio Connection (pages 21 to 24) No additional settings are needed. Set “DOWNMIX” to “DOLBY SURROUND” (page 63) If the sound distorts even when the volume is turned down, set “AUDIO ATT” to “ON” (page 62) Set “DOWNMIX” to “DOLBY SURROUND”...
Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. Power indicator DVP-NS305 AUDIO Turn on your TV. Press [/1. The player turns on and the power indicator lights up in green. Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.
DTS decoder, do not set “DTS” to “ON” in “AUDIO SETUP” (page 64). A loud noise may come out from the speakers, affecting your ears or causing the speakers to be damaged. Additional operations DVP-NS305 REPLAY Operation Press x Stop Press X...
Search, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. DVP-NS305 Playback Dial (DVP-NS305) Multi-mode Playback Dial (DVP-NS415) MODE CHANGE (DVP-NS415 only) Note Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
“1 ”/“1 .” Using the Playback Dial on the player (DVP-NS305 only) You can search for a particular point on a disc in various ways using the Playback Dial. To go to the next chapter/track/scene During playback, briefly turn the Playback...
– you change the play mode. – you change the settings on the Setup Display. (Resume – you open the disc tray (DVP-NS305 only). – you disconnect the power cord (mains lead). • When playing a CD, the point where you stopped is cleared when the disc tray is opened or the power cord (mains lead) is disconnected.
TOP MENU button. When you play DVDs that allow you to select items such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the sound, select these items using the MENU button. DVP-NS305 Number Number buttons buttons...
You can play the contents of a disc in the order you want by arranging the order of the titles, chapters, or tracks on the disc to create your own programme. You can programme up to 99 titles, chapters, and tracks. DVP-NS305 Number buttons CLEAR ENTER...
Press C/c to select (PROGRAM), then press ENTER. “TRACK” is displayed when you play a VIDEO CD or CD. PROGRAM ALL CLEAR – – 1. TITLE 2. TITLE – – 3. TITLE – – 4. TITLE – – 5. TITLE – – 6.
Playing in random order (Shuffle Play) You can have the player “shuffle” titles, chapters, or tracks. Subsequent “shuffling” may produce a different playing order. DVP-NS305 CLEAR ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY during playback. The following Control Bar appears.
DVP-NS305 CLEAR REPEAT ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY during playback. The following Control Bar appears. Press C/c to select then press ENTER repeatedly to select the item to be repeated. CHAPTER When playing a DVD • DISC: repeats all of the titles.
A13 – 0:27:34 B When you reach the ending point (point B), press ENTER again. The set points are displayed and the player starts repeating this specific portion. To return to normal play Press CLEAR. To turn off the Control Bar Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Bar is turned off.
As titles and tracks are assigned unique numbers on the disc, you can select the desired one by entering its number. Or, you can search for a scene using the time code. DVP-NS305 Number buttons CLEAR SEARCH...
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. DVP-NS305 TIME/TEXT ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY repeatedly during playback until appears.
Checking the information on the front panel display You can view the time information and text displayed on the TV screen also on the front panel display. The information on the front panel display changes as follows when you change the time information on your TV screen.
(L: left, R: right) without using actual rear speakers. TVS was developed by Sony to produce surround sound for home use using just a stereo TV.
Press C/c to select ROUND), then press ENTER repeatedly to select one of the TVS sounds. Refer to the following explanations given for each item. • TVS DYNAMIC • TVS WIDE • TVS NIGHT • TVS STANDARD TVS DYNAMIC To cancel the setting Select “OFF”...
• “TVS NIGHT” only works with Dolby Digital discs. However, not all discs will respond to the “TVS NIGHT” function in the same way. • If you use the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack and set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to “DOLBY DIGITAL”...
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD, “ the front panel display. This means that you can change the viewing angle. DVP-NS305 ANGLE Press ANGLE during playback. The number of the angle appears on the display.
Quality (BNR) The Block Noise Reduction (BNR) function adjusts the picture quality by reducing the “block noise” or mosaic like patterns that appear on your TV screen. DVP-NS305 ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The following Control Bar appears.
You can adjust the video signal of the DVD or VIDEO CD from the player, to obtain the picture quality you want. Choose the setting that best suits the programme you are watching. DVP-NS305 PICTURE MODE ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY twice during playback.
Enhancing the Playback Picture (DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER) (DVP-NS415 only) The Digital Video Enhancer (DVE) function makes the picture appear clear and crisp by enhancing the outlines of images on your TV screen. Also, this function can soften the images on the screen. DVP-NS415 ENTER DISPLAY...
Control and Custom Parental Control. Custom Parental Control You can set the same Custom Parental Control password for up to 40 discs. When you set the 41st-disc, the first disc is cancelled. DVP-NS305 Number buttons ENTER DISPLAY Insert the disc you want to lock.
The “PARENTAL CONTROL” function allows you to set a playback limitation level. DVP-NS305 Press DISPLAY while the player is in stop mode. The Control Bar appears. Press X/x to select CONTROL), then press ENTER.
PLAYER PASSWORD Press X/x to select “PLAYER t,” then press ENTER. If you have not entered a password The display for registering a new password appears. PARENTAL CONTROL Enter a new 4-digit password, then press ENTER Enter a 4-digit password using X/x to select the digit, followed by C/c to move the cursor, then press ENTER.
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation. To turn off the Parental Control function Set “LEVEL” to “OFF” in Step 8. To play a disc for which Parental Control is set Insert the disc and press H. The display for entering your password appears.
To turn off the display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display is turned off. 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. DVP-NS305 Number buttons TV/VIDEO You can control your TV using the buttons below.
Controlling other TVs with the remote (DVP-NS415 only) You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of non-Sony TVs as well. If your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer’s code. While holding down TV [/1, press the number buttons to select your TV’s...
Display item, see pages from 59 to 64. Note Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display settings and not all the functions described may work. DVP-NS305 ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY when the player is in stop mode.
Select a setting using X/x, then press ENTER. The setting is selected and setup is complete. Example: “4:3 PAN SCAN” Selected setting SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: 4:3 PAN SCAN COLOR SYSTEM: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE To turn off the display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display is turned off.
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 58). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: COLOR SYSTEM: SCREEN SAVER:...
BLUE The background colour is blue. BLACK The background colour is black. 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 58). The default settings are underlined.
PAUSE MODE (DVD only) Selects the picture in pause mode. AUTO The picture, including subjects that move dynamically, is output with no jitter. Normally select this position. FRAME The picture, including subjects that do not move dynamically, is output in high resolution. TRACK SELECTION (DVD only) Gives the sound track which contains the highest number of channels priority when...
DOWNMIX (DVD only) Switches the method for mixing down to 2 channels when you play a DVD which has rear sound elements (channels) or is recorded in Dolby Digital format. For details on the rear signal components, see “Checking the audio signal format” (page 44).
DTS (DVD only) Selects whether or not to output DTS signals. Select this when the player is connected to an audio component lacking a built-in DTS decoder. Select this when the player is connected to an audio component with a built-in DTS decoder.
Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the power cord is connected securely.
The disc does not play. , The disc is turned over. Insert the disc with the playback side facing down on the disc tray. , The disc is skewed. , The player cannot play certain discs (page , The region code on the DVD does not match the player.
, Child Lock is set (page 29). 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.
Glossary Chapter (page 9) Sections of a picture or a music feature that are smaller than titles. A title is composed of several chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may be recorded. Dolby Digital (page 24, 63) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.
Supplied accessories See page 15. Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. NERGY mark. As an Sony Corporation has determined that this product meets the guidelines for energy efficiency. 62 255 mm is a U.S. registered NERGY Partner,...
Language Code List For details, see pages 44, 48, 59. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language 1027 Afar 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1039 Amharic 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1051 Aymara 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1057 Byelorussian 1059 Bulgarian 1060 Bihari...
Index Numerics 16:9 60 4:3 LETTER BOX 60 4:3 PAN SCAN 60 5.1 Channel Surround 44 A-B REPEAT 39 Album 34 ANGLE 48 AUDIO 44, 59 AUDIO ATT 62 AUDIO DRC 62 AUDIO SETUP 62 AUTO PLAY 61 AUTO POWER OFF 61 BACKGROUND 60 Batteries 15 BNR 49...