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2-661-164-E1(1)
CD/DVD
Player
Operating Instructions
DVP-NS36
DVP-NS37
© 2006 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-661-164-E1(1) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS36 DVP-NS37 © 2006 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    CAUTION The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. As the laser beam used in this CD/DVD player is harmful to eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
  • 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 DivX Videos ....... . 54 About DivX Video Files ......... 54 Playing DivX Video 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-R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and “CD” logos 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 (22) B Disc tray (22) C Front panel display (9) (remote sensor) (14) Rear panel A LINE OUT (VIDEO) jack (15) B LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) jacks (17) E A (open/close) button (22) F H (play) button (22)
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display When playing back a DVD VIDEO/DVD-VR mode disc Disc type Playing status Lights up during Current audio signal (40) Repeat Play (29) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (26) Disc type Playing status Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (30) When playing back a CD, DATA DVD (MP3 audio/DivX video), DATA CD (MP3 audio/DivX video), or VIDEO CD (without PBC)
  • Page 10 Remote A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (60) B Z (open/close) button (23) C Number buttons (25) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (27) E TOP MENU button (25) F C/X/x/c buttons (25) G O RETURN (return) button (23) (replay/step/advance/ step) buttons (23, 32) 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 (Only for DATA CDs/DATA DVDs without DivX video files) 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 32)/SCENE (page 32)/TRACK (page 32) Selects the title, scene, or track to be played. CHAPTER (page 32)/INDEX (page 32) Selects the chapter or index to be played. TRACK (page 32) Selects the track to be played.
  • Page 13 INTERVAL (page 52) Specifies the duration for which the slides are displayed on the screen. EFFECT (page 53) Selects the effects to be used for changing slides during a slide show. MODE (MP3, JPEG) (page 51) 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.
  • 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

    “LINE” to “S VIDEO” or “RGB” under “SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup Display (page 63), use a SCART cord that conforms to each signal. Audio/video cord (not supplied) (yellow) C E N T E R INPUT SCART cord (not supplied) to LINE (RGB)-TV 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

    LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) C E N T E R 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 (not supplied). Yellow White (L) Red (R) • Surround effect (page 41) 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 63) If you have a 4:3 standard TV • 4:3 LETTER BOX or 4:3 PAN SCAN (page 63) Press ENTER.
  • Page 21 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 66).
  • Page 22: 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 23: Additional Operations

    Additional operations CLEAR (replay) ZOOM SLOW PLAY Operation Press x Stop Press X Pause Press X or H Resume play after pause Go to the next chapter, Press > track, or scene in continuous play mode Press . Go back to the previous chapter, track, or scene in continuous play mode...
  • Page 24: 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 (Resume Play/Multi-disc Resume) The player remembers the point where you stopped the disc. Notes • For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode, CDs, DATA CDs, and DATA DVDs the player remembers the resume playback point for the current disc.
  • Page 25: 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 26: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (pbc Playback)

    Playing VIDEO CDs With PBC Functions 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 27: 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 27) • Shuffle Play (page 28) • Repeat Play (page 29) • A-B Repeat Play (page 30) CLEAR Note The play mode is cancelled when:...
  • Page 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 32: Searching For A Title/chapter/track/scene, Etc

    Watching frame by frame (Slow-motion Play) m or M Press in pause mode. To return to normal speed, press H. 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-VR mode only)
  • Page 33 When playing a VIDEO CD or Super VCD without PBC playback TRACK INDEX 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) When playing a DATA CD (DivX video...
  • Page 34: 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 35: 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, track name (MP3 audio), or file name (DivX video) recorded on the disc.
  • Page 36 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 37 When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio)/ 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 DATA CD (DivX video), or DATA DVD (DivX video) Playing time of the current file The current file name The current album and file number...
  • Page 38 Notes • Depending on the type of disc being played, the DVD/CD discs text or track name may not be displayed. • The player can only display the first level of the DVD/CD text, such as the disc name or title. •...
  • Page 39: Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound When playing a DVD VIDEO or DATA CD (DivX video files)/DATA DVD (DivX video files) 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 40 • When playing DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR mode: If you connect to an AV amplifier (receiver) using the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack and want to switch between the sound tracks, set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to “D-PCM” in “AUDIO SETUP.” Checking the audio signal format You can check the audio signal format by pressing...
  • 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 TVS NIGHT Large sounds, such as explosions, are suppressed, but quieter sounds are unaffected. This feature is useful when you want to hear the dialogue and enjoy the surround sound effects of “TVS WIDE” at low volume. TVS STANDARD Creates three sets of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers (shown below).
  • Page 43: 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 44: Adjusting The Playback Picture (custom Picture Mode)

    When playing a DATA CD (DivX video), or DATA DVD (DivX video) Select the displayed language. 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.
  • Page 45 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 46: Sharpening The Picture (sharpness)

    Sharpening the Picture (SHARPNESS) You can enhance the outlines of images to produce a sharper picture. Press DISPLAY during playback (When playing a DATA CD or DATA DVD with JPEG image files, press twice). The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (SHARPNESS), then press ENTER.
  • Page 47: 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 48: 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 49 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: 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 29) to repeat the track or album. •...
  • Page 53 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 54: Enjoying Divx ® Videos

    ® Enjoying DivX Videos About DivX Video Files ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This product is an official DivX product. You can play DATA CDs and DATA DVDs that contain DivX video files. DATA CDs and DATA DVDs that the player can play Playback of DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/...
  • Page 55: Playing Divx Video Files

    Playing DivX Video Files You can play DivX video files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) and DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/ DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs). RETURN z Hint You can view the disc information while playing a DivX video file (page 35). Notes • If there are no DivX video files recorded on the DATA CD/DATA DVD, a message appears to indicate that the disc is not playable.
  • Page 56: Selecting A Divx Video File

    Selecting a DivX video file After step 2 of “Selecting an album,” press ENTER. The list of files in the album appears. M Y F A V O U R I T E S 1 ( 2 ) H A W A I I 2 0 0 4 V E N U S Press X/x to select a file, and press ENTER.
  • Page 57: 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 58 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 59: Changing The Password

    The area is selected. When you select “OTHERS t,” select and enter a standard code in the table on page 73 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 60: 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 61: 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 62 to 66.
  • Page 62: 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 63: 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 61). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...
  • Page 64: 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 61). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP AUTO POWER OFF: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE:...
  • Page 65: 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 61). The default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO ATT: AUDIO DRC:...
  • Page 66: 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 67: 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 68 , The disc is skewed. , The player cannot play certain discs (page 6). , The region code on the DVD does not match the player. , Moisture has condensed inside the player (page 3). , The player cannot play a recorded disc that is not correctly finalized (page 6).
  • Page 69 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 70: 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 71 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 72: 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 73: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 39, 43, 62. 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 74: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 63 4:3 LETTER BOX 63 4:3 PAN SCAN 63 48kHz/96kHz PCM 66 5.1 Channel Surround 18 A-B REPEAT 30 ADVANCE 23 ALBUM 33 Album 47 ANGLE 43 AUDIO 39 AUDIO ATT 65 AUDIO DRC 65 AUDIO SETUP 65 AUTO PLAY 64 AUTO POWER OFF 64 BACKGROUND 63...
  • Page 76 Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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