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Operating Instructions

For customers in the U.S.A
Owner's Record
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-NS325
Serial No.______________
For Customers in Canada
If this product is not working properly, please call 1-877-602-2008 for
Peace of Mind Warranty Replacement service.
For other product related questions please contact our Customer
Information Service Centre at 1-877-899-7669 or write to us at:
Customer Information Service 115 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2H 3R6
© 2003 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    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-NS325 Serial No.______________...
  • Page 2: Warning

    – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. 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

    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 Welcome! .
  • Page 5 Using Various Additional Functions ..... . . 47 Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) ........47 Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote .
  • Page 6: About This Manual

    About this Manual • Instructions in this manual describe the controls on the remote. You can also use the controls on the player if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote. • The meaning of the icons used in this manual is described below: Icon Meaning...
  • Page 7: Notes About The Discs

    Example of discs that the player cannot play The player cannot play the following discs: • All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)/ CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in the following formats: – music CD format – video CD format – MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660* Level 1/Level 2, or its extended format, Joliet •...
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) button (24) B Disc tray (24) C Front panel display (9) (remote sensor) (14) E A (open/close) button (24) F Playback Dial (35) G X (pause) button (25) H x (stop) button (25) I SURROUND button (41)
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display When playing back a DVD Playing status Disc type Lights up during Current audio signal (40) Repeat Play (33) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (27) Disc type Playing status Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (33) When playing back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or VIDEO CD (without PBC) Lights up during...
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

  • Page 11 Remote A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (51) OPEN/CLOSE button (25) C Number buttons (27) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (30) E SUBTITLE button (43) F AUDIO button (40) G ./> PREV/NEXT (previous/ next) buttons (25) SCAN/SLOW buttons (35) I X PAUSE button (25)
  • Page 12: 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 13 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 (53) •...
  • 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

    Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords Connect this player to your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) using a video cord. Select one of the patterns A through C, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). INPUT (yellow) VIDEO...
  • Page 16 B If you are connecting to an S VIDEO input jack Connect the S VIDEO cord (not supplied). You will enjoy high quality images. C If you are connecting to a monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) having component video input jacks (Y, P Connect the component via the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video cord (not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length.
  • Page 17: Step 4: Connecting The Audio Cords

    Step 4: 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 •...
  • Page 18 Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L VIDEO to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) l : Signal flow * The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 15).
  • Page 19 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 20 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 COAXIAL...
  • Page 21 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). CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT...
  • Page 22: Step 5: Connecting The Power Cord

    Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord Plug the player and TV power cords into an AC outlet. 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 23 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 24: 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. AUDIO 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 25: Additional Operations

    Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound track • DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack. • When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set “DTS” to “ON” in “AUDIO SETUP” (page 58). •...
  • Page 26: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (multi-disc Resume)

    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc Resume) The player stores the point where you stopped the disc for up to 6 discs and resumes playback the next time you insert the same disc. When you store a resume playback point for the seventh disc, the resume playback point for the first disc is deleted.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Playing An Mp3 Audio Track

    z Hint To play without using PBC, press ./> or the number buttons 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. You cannot play still pictures such as a menu.
  • Page 29 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 30: 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 28), the albums are...
  • Page 31 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.
  • Page 32: Playing In Random Order (shuffle)

    Follow Step 4 for new programming. To cancel a program, 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 program (Program Play).” Press X and select “ALL CLEAR.”...
  • Page 33: 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. CLEAR Press REPEAT during playback. The following display appears.
  • Page 34 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.
  • Page 35: Searching For A Scene

    Searching for a Scene 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. Note Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
  • Page 36: Searching For A Title/chapter/track/scene, Etc. (search Mode)

    To locate a point quickly (Search) During playback, turn and hold the Playback Dial clockwise to locate a point in the playback direction, or counterclockwise to locate a point in the opposite direction. When you find the point you want, release the dial to return to normal playback speed.
  • Page 37 When playing a DVD TITLE CHAPTER TIME/TEXT NUMBER INPUT Select “TIME/TEXT” to search for a starting point by inputting the time code. When playing a VIDEO CD without PBC playback TRACK INDEX When playing a VIDEO CD with PBC Playback SCENE INDEX When playing a CD...
  • Page 38: 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 39 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 40: 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 41: 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 42 To cancel the setting Select “OFF” in Step 2. TVS DYNAMIC Creates virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers (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 43: Enjoying Movies

    Enjoying Movies Displaying the Subtitles If subtitles are recorded on the discs, you can change the subtitles or turn them on and off whenever you want while playing a DVD. SUBTITLE Press SUBTITLE during playback. The following display appears. The number in parentheses indicates the total number of available subtitles.
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Playback Picture (custom Picture Mode)

    To cancel the “BNR” setting Select “OFF” in Step 2. To turn off the Control Bar Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Bar is turned off. Notes • If the outlines of the images on your screen should become blurred, set “BNR” to “OFF.” •...
  • Page 45: Enhancing The Playback Picture (digital Video Enhancer)

    • CINEMA 2: White colors become brighter and black colors become richer, and the color contrast is increased. z Hints • When you watch a movie, “CINEMA 1” or “CINEMA 2” is recommended. • You can also select the “CUSTOM PICTURE MODE”...
  • Page 46: Changing The Angles

    To cancel the “DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER” setting Select “OFF” in Step 2. To turn off the Control Bar Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Bar is turned off. Note Depending on the disc or the scene being played, noise found in the disc may become more apparent. If this happens, it is recommended that you use the BNR function (page 43) with the DVE function.
  • Page 47: 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 48 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER. “Custom parental control is set.” appears when you enter your password. To turn off the Custom Parental Control function Follow Steps 1 through 3 of “Custom Parental Control.” Press X/x to select “OFF t,”...
  • Page 49 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 the number buttons, then press ENTER.
  • Page 50: Changing The Password

    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. Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER.
  • Page 51: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    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. Number buttons You can control your TV using the buttons below.
  • Page 52 Controlling other TVs with the remote 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 53: 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 54 to 58.
  • Page 54: 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: BLACK LEVEL: BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) To turn off the display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display is turned off.
  • Page 55: 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 53). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...
  • Page 56: Custom Settings (custom Setup)

    BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) Selects the black level (setup level) for the video signals output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. Sets the black level of the output signal to the standard level. Lowers the standard black level. Use this when the picture becomes too white.
  • Page 57: Settings For The Sound (audio Setup)

    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 you...
  • Page 58: Setting The Digital Output Signal

    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 59: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer (for customers in the U.S.A only). Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the AC power cord is connected securely.
  • Page 60 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 7). , The region code on the DVD does not match the player.
  • Page 61: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    , Child Lock is set (page 25). 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 62: 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 21, 58) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 63: Specifications

    Supplied accessories See page 14. Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. NERGY As an NERGY Corporation has determined that this product meets the energy efficiency. in.) (width/ is a U.S. registered mark. Partner, Sony NERGY guidelines for...
  • Page 64: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 40, 43, 54. 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 65: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 55 4:3 LETTER BOX 55 4:3 PAN SCAN 55 5.1 Channel Surround 40 A-B REPEAT 33 ALBUM 36 Album 28 ANGLE 46 AUDIO 40 AUDIO ATT 57 AUDIO DRC 57 AUDIO SETUP 57 AUTO PLAY 56 AUTO POWER OFF 56 BACKGROUND 55 Batteries 14 BLACK LEVEL 55...
  • Page 66 Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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