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Operating Instructions
© 2002 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 3-073-379-11(1) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS315 DVP-NS415 © 2002 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DVP-NS315 DVP-NS415 Serial No.______________ CAUTION...
  • 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 ........47 Changing the Angles ......... . . 47 Displaying the Subtitles .
  • Page 6: About This Manual

    About this Manual Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for the 2 models: DVP-NS315 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. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “DVP-NS415 only.”...
  • Page 7: Notes About The Discs

    • A disc recorded in a color system other than NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM (this player conforms to the NTSC color system). • A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g., card, heart). • A disc with paper or stickers on it. •...
  • 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-NS315 DVP-NS415 A [/1 (on/standby) button/indicator (27) 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 (43) Repeat Play (38) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (32) 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...
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

  • Page 11 Remote DVP-NS315 OPEN/CLOSE button (28) B SUR (surround) button (44) C SUBTITLE button (47) D AUDIO button (43) E ANGLE button (47) F CLEAR button (35) G ./> PREV/NEXT (previous/ next) buttons (28) SCAN/SLOW buttons (29) I X PAUSE button (28) J H PLAY button (27) The H button has a tactile dot.* K C/X/x/c buttons (32)
  • Page 12 DVP-NS415 A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (55) OPEN/CLOSE button (28) C Number buttons (32) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (35) E SUBTITLE button (47) F AUDIO button (43) G ./> PREV/NEXT (previous/ next) buttons (28) SCAN/SLOW buttons (29) I X PAUSE button (28)
  • 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 (57) •...
  • 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

    Step 3: TV Hookups Connect the supplied audio/video cord and the power cord in the order (1~3) shown below. Be sure to connect the power cord last. to LINE IN L/R (AUDIO) LINE R-AUDIO-L R-AUDIO-L to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) Audio/video cord (supplied) * If you are connecting a VCR and your TV...
  • 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

    Hookups Hooking Up the Player Follow Steps 1 to 4 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player. Before you start, disconnect the power cords, check that you have all of the supplied accessories, and insert the batteries into the remote (page 15). Notes •...
  • Page 19 A If you are connecting to a video input jack Connect the yellow plug of the audio/video cord (supplied) to the yellow (video) jacks. You will enjoy standard quality images. Yellow (Video) White (L) Red (R) Use the red and white plugs to connect to the audio input jacks (page 21). (Do this if you are connecting to a TV only.) B If you are connecting to an S VIDEO input jack Connect an S VIDEO cord (not supplied).
  • 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 Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE COMPONENT VIDEO OUT R-AUDIO-L VIDEO PCM/DTS/ S VIDEO DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO LINE R-AUDIO-L VIDEO R-AUDIO-L VIDEO (red) to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) l : Signal flow * The yellow plug is used for video signals (page...
  • Page 22 Connecting to a stereo amplifier (receiver) and 2 speakers/Connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck If the stereo amplifier (receiver) has audio input jacks L and R only, use (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).
  • Page 23 Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) having a Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 speakers 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...
  • Page 24 Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack having a Dolby Digital or DTS decoder and 6 speakers This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital 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/...
  • Page 25: Step 3: Connecting The Power Cord

    Step 3: Connecting the Power Cord Plug the player and TV power cords into an AC outlet. 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-NS315 ENTER Turn on the TV.
  • Page 26 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.
  • Page 27: 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. Power indicator MODE CHANGE (DVP-NS415 only) DVP-NS315 AUDIO Turn on your TV. Press [/1. The player turns on and the power indicator lights up in green.
  • Page 28: Additional Operations

    and may affect your ears or cause your speakers to be damaged. Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound track • DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack. • When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set “DTS”...
  • Page 29: Searching For A Particular Point On A Disc (scan, Slow-motion Play, Search, Freeze Frame)

    Note Even if you select “RESET” under “SETUP” in the Control Bar (page 58), the disc tray remains locked. Searching for a Particular Point on a 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.
  • Page 30 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 31: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (resume Play/multi-disc Resume)

    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc Play/Multi-disc Resume) The player remembers the point where you stopped the disc. DVP-NS315 Resuming playback for the current disc (Resume Play) The player remembers the point where you stopped the disc even if the player enters standby mode by pressing [/1.
  • Page 32: 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 the language for the subtitles and the language for the sound, select these...
  • Page 33: Playing An Mp3 Audio Track

    To return to the menu Press O RETURN. z Hint To play without using PBC, press ./> while the player is stopped to select a track, then press H or ENTER. “Play without PBC” appears on the TV screen and the player starts continuous play.
  • Page 34 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 35: Various Play Mode Functions (program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-b Repeat Play)

    When you insert a DATA CD and press H, the numbered tracks are played sequentially, from through . Any sub-albums/tracks contained within a currently selected album take priority over the next album in the same tree. (Example: C contains D so before When you press MENU and the list of MP3 albums appears (page 33), the albums are...
  • Page 36 Press DISPLAY twice while the player is in stop mode. The following Control Bar appears. 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.
  • Page 37: Playing In Random Order (shuffle)

    To turn off the display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display is turned off. To change or cancel a program Follow Steps 1 and 2 of “Creating your own program (Program Play).” Select the program number of the title, chapter, or track you want to change or cancel using X/x, and press c.
  • Page 38: Playing Repeatedly (repeat Play)

    Playing repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play all of the titles or tracks on a disc or a single title, chapter, or track repeatedly. You can use a combination of Shuffle or Program Play modes. DVP-NS315 CLEAR REPEAT ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY during playback.
  • Page 39: 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.) DVP-NS315 CLEAR ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY during playback. The following Control Bar appears.
  • Page 40: Searching For A Scene

    Searching for a Scene Searching for a Title/ Chapter/Track/Index/ Scene (Search mode) You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and you can search a VIDEO CD/CD by track, index, or scene. As titles and tracks are assigned unique numbers on the disc, you can select the desired one by entering its number.
  • Page 41: 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 42 change the time information on your TV screen. When playing a DVD Playing time of the current title Remaining time of the current title Playing time of the current chapter Remaining time of the current chapter Text Current title and chapter number (returns to top automatically) When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) Playing time and number of the current track...
  • Page 43: Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound When playing a DVD recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also change the language. With CDs, DATA CDs, or VIDEO CDs, you can select the sound from the right or left channel and listen to the sound of the selected channel through both the right and left...
  • Page 44: 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 45 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 46 • “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 47: Enjoying Movies

    Enjoying Movies Changing the Angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD, “ front panel display. This means that you can change the viewing angle. DVP-NS315 ANGLE Press ANGLE during playback. The number of the angle appears on the display.
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Picture Quality (bnr)

    Adjusting the Picture 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-NS315 ENTER DISPLAY Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The following Control Bar appears. Press C/c to select then press ENTER repeatedly to select a level.
  • Page 49: Adjusting The Playback Picture (custom Picture Mode)

    Adjusting the Playback Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE) 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 program you are watching. DVP-NS315 PICTURE MODE...
  • Page 50: Enhancing The Playback Picture (digital Video Enhancer) (dvp-ns415 Only)

    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...
  • 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 the desired disc. • Custom Parental Control You can set playback restrictions so that the player will not play inappropriate discs. •...
  • Page 52 PARENTAL CONTROL Enter password, then press Enter or re-enter your 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-NS415 only). “Custom parental control is set.”...
  • Page 53 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.
  • Page 54: Changing The Password

    PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD: 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 Insert the disc and press H. The display for entering your password appears.
  • Page 55: 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-NS315 Number buttons TV/VIDEO You can control your TV using the buttons below.
  • Page 56 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...
  • Page 57: 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 58 to 62.
  • Page 58: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language (language Setup)

    Select a setting using X/x, then press ENTER. The setting is selected and setup is complete. Example: “16:9” SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: To turn off the display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display is turned off. To enter the Quick Setup mode Select “QUICK”...
  • Page 59: 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 57). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...
  • Page 60: 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 57). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP AUTO POWER OFF: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE:...
  • Page 61: 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 57). The default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO ATT: AUDIO DRC:...
  • Page 62: 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 20. Select “DOLBY DIGITAL” and “DTS” after setting “DIGITAL OUT”...
  • Page 63: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the AC power cord is connected securely.
  • Page 64 the player. , Moisture has condensed inside the player (page 3). , The player cannot play CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD-Rs, or DVD-RWs (video mode) that are not finalized (page 6). The MP3 audio track cannot be played (page 34). , The DATA CD is not recorded in the MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/ Level 2 or Joliet.
  • Page 65: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    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. , The MP3 audio track you want to play is broken.
  • Page 66: 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, 62) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 67: Specifications

    Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. NERGY As an NERGY Corporation has determined that this product meets the energy efficiency. : 0.7 Vp-p/ 255 mm in.) (width/height/ is a U.S. registered mark. Partner, Sony NERGY guidelines for...
  • Page 68: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 43, 47, 58. 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...
  • Page 69: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 59 4:3 LETTER BOX 59 4:3 PAN SCAN 59 5.1 Channel Surround 43 A-B REPEAT 39 album 33 ANGLE 47 AUDIO 43 AUDIO ATT 61 AUDIO DRC 61 AUDIO SETUP 61 AUTO PLAY 60 AUTO POWER OFF 60 BACKGROUND 59 Batteries 15 BNR 48...
  • Page 72 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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