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3-074-264-11(1)
CD/DVD
Player
Operating Instructions
DVP-NS305
DVP-NS310
DVP-NS405
DVP-NS410
© 2002 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-074-264-11(1) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS305 DVP-NS310 DVP-NS405 DVP-NS410 © 2002 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    • Do not place heavy objects on the unit. 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.
  • Page 3: Precautions

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On cleaning discs Do not use a commercially available cleaning disc. It may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Welcome! .
  • Page 5 Enjoying Movies ........48 Changing the Angles ......... . . 48 Displaying the Subtitles .
  • Page 6: About This Manual

    About this Manual Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for the 4 models: DVP-NS305, DVP-NS310, DVP- NS405, and DVP-NS410. Check your model name by looking at the front panel of the player. DVP-NS405 is the model used for illustration purposes.
  • Page 7: Notes About The Discs

    • 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 device.
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel DVP-NS305/NS310 DVP-NS405/NS410 A [/1 (on/standby) button/indicator (28) Lights up in green when the power is on and lights up in red when the player is in standby mode.
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display When playing back a DVD Playing status Disc type 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) When playing back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or VIDEO CD (without PBC) Lights up during Playing status...
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    Rear panel DVP-NS305/NS310 DIGITAL OUT C E N T E R PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL LINE OUT R -AUDIO- L VIDEO DVP-NS405/NS410 DIGITAL OUT C E N T E R PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL LINE OUT R -AUDIO- L VIDEO A DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (22) (23) (24)
  • Page 11 Remote DVP-NS305 (open/close) button (29) B SUR (surround) button (45) (subtitle) button (48) (audio) button (44) (angle) button (48) F CLEAR button (36) G ./> (previous/next) buttons (29) (scan/slow) buttons (30) I X (pause) button (29) J H (play) button (28) The H button has a tactile dot.* K C/X/x/c buttons (33) L DISPLAY button (13)
  • Page 12 DVP-NS310/NS405/NS410 A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (56) (open/close) button (29) C Number buttons (33) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (36) (subtitle) button (48) (audio) button (44) G ./> (previous/next) buttons (29) (scan/slow) buttons (30)
  • Page 13: Guide To On-screen Displays (control Bar)

    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.
  • Page 14 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) •...
  • Page 15: Simple Start Guide

    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 •...
  • Page 16: Step 3: Tv Hookups

    If you want to change the aspect ratio, please refer to page 60. If your TV does not have a SCART (EURO AV) connection Refer to B in “Step 1: Connecting the Video Cords” (page 18). LINE (RGB) - TV CD/DVD Player mains lead mains lead...
  • Page 17: Step 4: Playing A Disc

    Step 4: Playing a Disc With the playback side facing down A Turn on the TV. B Press [/1 on the player. C Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. D Press A on the player to open the disc tray.
  • Page 18: Hookups

    S VIDEO OUT R -AUDIO- L VIDEO to LINE OUT (VIDEO) (yellow) Audio/video cord (supplied) S VIDEO TV, projector or AV amplifier (receiver) (DVP-NS405/NS410 only) to S VIDEO CD/DVD player INPUT VIDEO AUDIO TV, projector or AV amplifier (receiver) INPUT (yellow)
  • Page 19 TV screen. If your TV only has one audio/video input jack, connect the player to this jack. CD/DVD player • When you connect the player to your TV via the SCART (EURO AV) jack, the TV’s input source is set to the player automatically when you start playback or press any button except for \/1.
  • Page 20: Step 2: Connecting The Audio Cords

    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)
  • Page 21 This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. If you use the SCART (EURO AV) cord in A of “Step 1: Connecting the Video Cords” (page 18), you do not have to connect audio cords to your TV. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE (RGB) - TV...
  • Page 22 (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/...
  • Page 23 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 PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL...
  • Page 24 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...
  • Page 25: Step 3: Connecting The Mains Lead

    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 DVP-NS310/405/410 ENTER Turn on the TV. Press [/1.
  • Page 26 SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: LINE: Press X/x to select the type of signal you want to output from the LINE (RGB)-TV jack. Video signals • VIDEO (page 60) S video signals • S VIDEO (page 60) RGB signals •...
  • Page 27 Press ENTER. Quick Setup is finished. All connections and setup operations are complete. If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG” (page 63). Enjoying the surround sound effects To enjoy the surround sound effects of this player or your amplifier (receiver), set the following items as described below for the audio connection you selected on pages 22 to...
  • Page 28: Playing Discs

    Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from the player. H/Playback Dial DVP-NS310/405/410 To turn off the player Press [/1. The player enters standby mode. Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD •...
  • Page 29: Additional Operations

    30 minutes when a disc is not playing, the player automatically enters standby mode (Auto Power Off function). To turn off this function, set “AUTO POWER OFF” in “CUSTOM SETUP” to “OFF” (page 61). Additional operations DVP-NS305 DVP-NS310/405/410 REPLAY Operation Press x Stop Pause Press X...
  • Page 30: Searching For A Particular Point On A Disc (scan, Slow-motion Play, Search, Freeze Frame)

    Disc (Scan, Slow-motion Play, Search, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. DVP-NS305 DVP-NS310/405/410 Playback Dial (DVP-NS305/NS310) Multi-mode Playback Dial (DVP-NS405/ NS410) MODE CHANGE (DVP-NS405/NS410 only) Note Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
  • Page 31 Playback direction 2B (DVD/CD only) t 1M t 2M Opposite direction 2b (DVD only) t 1m t 2m The “ 2B”/“ 2b” playback speed is about twice the normal speed. The “2M”/“2m” playback speed is faster than “1M”/ “1m.” Watching frame by frame (Slow- motion Play) m or M Press...
  • Page 32: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (resume Play/multi-disc Resume)

    • When playing a DATA CD, the point where you DVP-NS310/405/410 stopped is cleared when the player enters standby mode, the disc tray is opened, or the mains lead is disconnected.
  • Page 33: Using The Dvd's Menu

    The contents of the menu vary from disc to disc. Press C/X/x/c to select the item you want to play or change. You can also use the number buttons to select the item (DVP-NS310/NS405/ NS410 only). Press ENTER. Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions...
  • Page 34: Playing An Mp3 Audio Track

    Playing an MP3 Audio Track You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/ CD-Rs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) format. DVP-NS305 DVP-NS310/405/410 ENTER RETURN MENU Press Z and place a DATA CD on the disc tray. Press H.
  • Page 35 1 ( 3 0 ) R O C K B E S T H I T K A R A O K E J A Z Z R & B M Y F A V O R I T E S O N G S C L A S S I C A L S A L S A O F C U B A B O S S A N O V A...
  • Page 36: Various Play Mode Functions (programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-b Repeat Play)

    You can programme up to 99 titles, chapters, and tracks. DVP-NS305 Press DISPLAY twice while the player is in stop mode. The following Control Bar appears. (Programme Play, DVP-NS310/405/410 Number buttons CLEAR ENTER DISPLAY...
  • Page 37 For example, select chapter “03” of title “02.” Press X/x to select “02” under “T,” then press ENTER. You can also use the number buttons to select the number (DVP-NS310/NS405/NS410 only). PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE – – – –...
  • Page 38: Playing In Random Order (shuffle)

    (DVP-NS310/NS405/NS410 only). Follow Step 4 for new programming. To cancel a programme, select “--” under “T,” then press ENTER. To cancel all the titles, chapters, or tracks in the programmed order Follow Steps 1 and 2 of “Creating your own programme (Programme Play).”...
  • Page 39: Repeat Play

    • You can set Repeat Play while the player is stopped. After selecting the “REPEAT” option, press H. Repeat Play starts. • You can select “REPEAT” directly by pressing REPEAT (DVP-NS310/NS405/NS410 only). Repeating a specific portion (A- B Repeat Play) You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter or track repeatedly.
  • Page 40 To return to normal play Press CLEAR. To turn off the Control Bar Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Bar is turned off. Note When you set A-B Repeat Play, the settings for Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, and Programme Play are cancelled.
  • Page 41: Searching For A Scene

    • If you are playing a disc and it is necessary to enter a number, select “NUMBER INPUT” in Step 2. • When the display is turned off, you can search for a chapter (DVD) or track (CD) by pressing the number buttons and ENTER (DVP-NS310/ NS405/NS410 only). (INDEX) (INDEX) (TRACK)
  • Page 42: Viewing Information About The Disc

    The display and the kinds of time that you can change depend on the disc you are playing. DVP-NS310/405/410 To turn off the Control Bar Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Bar is turned off. To check the DVD/CD text or track name...
  • Page 43 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.
  • Page 44: Sound Adjustments

    1 ( 4 ): ENGLISH Checking the audio signal format DVP-NS310/405/410 If you press DISPLAY repeatedly during playback, the format of the current audio signal (Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, DTS, PCM, etc.) appears as shown below.
  • Page 45: 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 stereo TV.
  • Page 46 Press C/c to select (SURROUND), 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”...
  • Page 47 • “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”...
  • Page 48: Enjoying Movies

    DVD. ” appears in DVP-NS305 DVP-NS310/405/410 To turn off the subtitles Select “OFF” in Step 2. Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to change the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles are recorded on it.
  • Page 49: Adjusting The Picture Quality (bnr)

    (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 DVP-NS310/405/410 ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The following Control Bar appears.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Playback Picture (custom Picture Mode)

    The default setting is underlined. DYNAMIC 1 • STANDARD: displays a standard picture. DVP-NS310/405/410 To turn off the Control Bar Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Bar is turned off. z Hints • When you watch a movie, “CINEMA 1” or “CINEMA 2”...
  • Page 51: Enhancing The Playback Picture (digital Video Enhancer) (dvp-ns405/ns410 Only)

    Enhancing the Playback Picture (DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER) (DVP-NS405/NS410 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-NS405/NS410 ENTER DISPLAY...
  • Page 52: Using Various Additional Functions

    Enter a 4-digit password by pressing X/x to select the digit, followed by C/c to move the cursor, then press ENTER. You can also use the number buttons to enter your password (DVP-NS310/NS405/ NS410 only). The display for confirming the password appears.
  • Page 53 4th digit to allow the entire 6-digit number to be entered.) The display will ask you to enter a new 4-digit password. You can also use the number buttons to enter the digits (DVP-NS310/NS405/ NS410 only). Parental Control (limiting...
  • Page 54 X/x to select the digit, followed by C/c to move the cursor, then press ENTER. (PARENTAL You can also use the number buttons to enter your password (DVP-NS310/ NS405/NS410 only). The display for setting the playback limitation level appears. Press X/x to select “STANDARD,”...
  • Page 55: Changing The Password

    Step 4, replace the disc in the player and press H. When the display for entering your password appears, enter your new password. You can also use the number buttons to enter the digits (DVP-NS310/ NS405/NS410 only). Note When you play DVDs which do not have the Parental Control function, playback cannot be limited on this player.
  • Page 56: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    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 DVP-NS310/405/410 Number buttons...
  • Page 57 (DVP-NS310/NS405/ NS410 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...
  • Page 58: Settings And Adjustments

    The following Control Bar appears. QUICK Press X/x to select then press ENTER. Press X/x to select “CUSTOM,” then press ENTER. The Setup Display appears. DVP-NS310/405/410 (SETUP), LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: MENU: AUDIO: ORIGINAL SUBTITLE: Press X/x to select the setup item from the displayed list: “LANGUAGE SETUP,”...
  • Page 59: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language (language Setup)

    “Language Code List” on page 69 using X/x to select the digit, followed by C/c to move the cursor. You can also use the number buttons to enter the digits (DVP-NS310/ NS405/NS410 only). Note When you select a language in “MENU,”...
  • Page 60: 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 58). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...
  • Page 61: 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 58). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP AUTO POWER OFF: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE:...
  • Page 62: 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 58). The default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO ATT: AUDIO DRC:...
  • Page 63 AUDIO SETUP AUDIO ATT: AUDIO DRC: DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND DIGITAL OUT: DOLBY DIGITAL: MPEG: DTS: If you connect a component that does not conform to the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no sound) will come out from the speakers, affecting your ears or causing the speakers to be damaged.
  • Page 64: 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 65 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 6). , The region code on the DVD does not match the player.
  • Page 66: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    , 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.
  • Page 67: Glossary

    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.
  • Page 68: 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 69: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 44, 48, 59. 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 70: Index

    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 AUDIO ATT 62 AUDIO DRC 62 AUDIO SETUP 62 AUTO PLAY 61 AUTO POWER OFF 61 BACKGROUND 60 Batteries 15 BNR 49...
  • Page 72 Printed on 100% recycled paper. Sony Corporation...

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