Operating Instructions
© 2002 Sony Corporation

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    3-074-927-11(2) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS715P © 2002 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2: Warning, Welcome

    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-NS715P Serial No.______________ CAUTION You are cautioned that any change...

  • 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: Table Of Contents

    Enjoying Movies ........51 Changing the Angles ......... . . 51 Displaying the Subtitles .

  • Page 6: About This Manual, This Player Can Play The Following Discs

    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

    • 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 DVD-Rs, DVD-RWs, CD-Rs, or 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.

  • 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/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 VIDEO/DVD-RW Playing status Current audio Disc type signal (48) Current play Current audio mode (36) signal (48) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (33) Disc type Playing status Current play mode (36) When playing back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or VIDEO CD (without PBC) Disc type...

  • Page 10: Rear Panel, Component Video Out Jacks


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    Remote A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (61) OPEN/CLOSE button (29) C Number buttons (32) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (36) E SUBTITLE button (51) F AUDIO button (48) G REPEAT button (39) H TIME/TEXT button (44) I ./>...

  • Page 12: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    Guide to the Control Menu Display 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 (DVD/VIDEO CD only) ADVANCED display (DVD only.

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    List of Control Menu Items Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type TITLE (page 41)/SCENE (page 41)/TRACK (page 41) Selects the title, scene, or track to be played. CHAPTER (page 41)/INDEX (page 41) Selects the chapter or index to be played. ALBUM (page 34) Selects the album to be played.

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    SHUFFLE (page 38) Plays the title, chapter, or track in random order. REPEAT (page 39) Plays the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all albums) repeatedly or one title/chapter/ track/album repeatedly. A-B REPEAT (page 39) Specifies the parts you want to play repeatedly. BNR (page 52) Adjusts the picture quality by reducing the “block noise”...

  • Page 15: Quick Overview, Step 1: Unpacking, Step 2: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote, 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. Audio/video cord (supplied) to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO)1 or 2 LINE OUT AUDIO VIDEO DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT...

  • 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: Hooking Up The Player, Step 1: Connecting The Video Cords, 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 •...

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    In the case of 480 progressive scan picture problems, it is recommended that you switch the connection to the standard definition output. If there are questions regarding your Sony TV set’s compatibility with this model 480p DVD player, please contact our customer service center.

  • 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 •...

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    Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO COAXIAL OPTICAL AUDIO VIDEO PCM/DTS/DOLBY DIGITAL LINE OUT AUDIO VIDEO (red) to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) 1 or 2 l : Signal flow * The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 18).

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    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).

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    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...

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    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 unable to enjoy the surround sound effects of this player. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT COAXIAL...

  • Page 25: Step 3: Connecting The Power Cord, Step 4: Quick Setup

    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 .. ./>...

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    SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: COMPONENT OUT: MODE: Press X/x to select the type of signals you wish to output to your Select “PROGRESSIVE” only if you have made video connection C (page 18) and wish to view progressive video signals.

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    Press ENTER. Quick Setup is finished. All connections and setup operations are complete. 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 24 ( through...

  • Page 28: 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 AUDIO Turn on your TV. Press [/1. The player turns on and the power indicator lights up in green.

  • Page 29: Additional Operations

    set to “OFF” in the Setup Display (page 69), and may affect your ears or cause your speakers to be damaged. Notes on playing DVD VIDEOs with a DTS sound track • DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack.

  • Page 30: Freeze Frame

    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. Note Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.

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    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc Resume) The player stores the point where you stopped the disc for up to 40 discs and resumes playback the next time you insert the same disc. When you store a resume playback point for the 41st disc, the resume playback point for the first disc is deleted.

  • Page 32: Using The Dvd's Menu, Selecting "original" Or "play List" On A Dvd-rw Disc

    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 Video Cds With Pbc Functions (pbc Playback)

    Press X/x to select the setting. • PLAY LIST: plays the titles created from “ORIGINAL” for editing. • ORIGINAL: plays the titles originally recorded. Press ENTER. To turn off the Control Menu Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Menu is turned off. Note Repeat Play and A-B Repeat Play do not work across “ORIGINAL”...

  • Page 34: Playing An Mp3 Audio Track

    To return to the menu Press O RETURN. 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.

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    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: Creating Your Own Program, Program 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 34), the albums are...

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    Press DISPLAY twice (when playing a CD, press once). The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (PROGRAM), then press ENTER. The options for “PROGRAM” appear. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 Press X/x to select “SET press ENTER.

  • Page 38: 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 through 3 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 or the number buttons, and press c.

  • Page 39: 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 REPEAT Press REPEAT during playback. The following display appears.

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    Press X/x to select REPEAT), then press ENTER. The options for “A-B REPEAT” appear. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 Press X/x to select “SET t,” then press ENTER.

  • Page 41: Searching For A Title/chapter/track/index/scene (search Mode), 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 42: Searching By Scene (picture Navigation)

    Note You cannot search for a still picture on a DVD-RW in VR mode. Searching by Scene (PICTURE NAVIGATION) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. C/X/x/c Press PICTURE NAVI during playback. The following display appears. TITLE VIEWER Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to select the item.

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    Press ENTER. To return to normal play Press O RETURN. z Hint You can also select “PICTURE NAVIGATION” from the Control Menu (page 12). Notes • Depending on the disc, you may not be able to select all functions. • The sound is muted when using this function. Scanning the title, chapter, or track (TITLE VIEWER, CHAPTER VIEWER, TRACK VIEWER)

  • Page 44: Checking The Playing Time And Remaining Time, 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.

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    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 46: Checking The Play Information

    Checking the Play Information You can check information such as the bit rate or the disc layer that is being played. TIME/TEXT DISPLAY Checking the play information of a DVD (ADVANCED) Press DISPLAY during playback. The Control Menu is displayed. Press X/x to select (ADVANCED), then press ENTER.

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    Checking the play information of a DATA CD By pressing TIME/TEXT while playing MP3 audio tracks on a DATA CD, you can display the audio bit rate (the amount of data per second of the current audio). Bit rate 17:30 128k JAZZ RIVER SIDE...

  • Page 48: Changing The Sound, Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound When playing a DVD VIDEO recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD VIDEO is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also change the language.

  • Page 49: 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.

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    Press SUR 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 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...

  • Page 51: Changing The Angles, Displaying The Subtitles, Enjoying Movies

    Enjoying Movies Changing the Angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD VIDEO, “ANGLE” 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 52: Adjusting The Picture Quality (bnr)

    Note Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be able to change the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles are recorded on it. You also may not be able to turn them off. Adjusting the Picture Quality (BNR) The Block Noise Reduction (BNR) function adjusts the picture quality by reducing the “block noise”...

  • Page 53: Adjusting The Playback Picture (custom Picture Mode)

    Press ENTER. The disc plays with the setting you selected. To cancel the “BNR” setting Select “OFF” in Step 3. To turn off the Control Menu Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Menu is turned off. Notes • If the outlines of the images on your screen should become blurred, set “BNR”...

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    • CINEMA 1: enhances details in dark areas by increasing the black level. • CINEMA 2: White colors become brighter and black colors become richer, and the color contrast is increased. • MEMORY: adjusts the picture in greater detail. z Hints •...

  • Page 55: Enhancing The Playback Picture (digital Video Enhancer)

    Enhancing the Playback Picture (DIGITAL VIDEO ENHANCER) 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. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY twice during playback.

  • Page 56: Using Various Additional Functions

    Using Various Additional Functions Locking Discs 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. •...

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    To turn off the Custom Parental Control function Follow Steps 1 through 3 of “Custom Parental Control.” Press X/x to select “OFF t,” then press ENTER. Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER. To play a disc for which Custom Parental Control is set Insert the disc for which Custom Parental Control is set.

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    When you have already registered a password The display for entering the password appears. PARENTAL CONTROL Enter password, then press Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The display for setting the playback limitation level appears. PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD:...

  • Page 59: Changing The Password

    the disc. In this case, enter your password, then change the level. If the Resume Play mode is canceled, the level returns to the original level. Area Code Standard Code number Argentina 2044 Australia 2047 Austria 2046 Belgium 2057 Brazil 2070 Canada 2079...

  • Page 60: Operation Sound Effects (sound Feedback)

    Operation Sound Effects (Sound Feedback) The player beeps when the following operations are performed. The default setting of the Sound Feedback function is set to off. Operation Power is turned on Power is turned off H is pressed X is pressed Playback is stopped Operation is not possible Three beeps Setting Sound Feedback...

  • Page 61: With The Supplied Remote

    Turns the TV on or off VOL +/–* Adjusts the volume of the TV WIDE MODE Switches to or from the wide mode of a SONY’s wide TV TV/VIDEO Switches the TV’s input source between the TV and other input sources * Once you set a code number for your AV amplifier (receiver), the VOL +/–...

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    If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until you find the one that works with your AV amplifier (receiver). Manufacturer Code number Sony 80, 88, 89, 91 Denon 84, 85, 86 Kenwood 92, 93...

  • Page 63: Using The Setup Display, 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 64 to 69.

  • Page 64: 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: COMPONENT OUT: MODE: To turn off the display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the display is turned off. To enter the Quick Setup mode Select “QUICK”...

  • Page 65: 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 63). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...

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    z Hint When the player outputs progressive signals, the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up. Note If you select “PROGRESSIVE” when you connect the player to a TV that cannot accept the signal in progressive format (480p), the image quality will deteriorate. In this case, set the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/SCAN SELECT switch on the back panel of the player to INTERLACE.

  • Page 67: Custom Settings (custom)

    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 63). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP AUTO POWER OFF: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE:...

  • Page 68: Settings For The Sound (audio Setup)

    Notes • When you set the item to “AUTO,” the language may change. The “TRACK SELECTION” setting has higher priority than the “AUDIO” settings in “LANGUAGE SETUP” (page 64). • If you set “DTS” to “OFF” (page 69), the DTS sound track is not played even if you set “TRACK SELECTION”...

  • Page 69: Setting The Digital Output Signal

    DOWNMIX (DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW 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 “Displaying the audio information of the disc”...

  • Page 70: Troubleshooting, 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.

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    Operation The remote does not function. , There are obstacles between the remote and the player. , The distance between the remote and the player is too far. , The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on the player. , The batteries in the remote are weak.

  • Page 72: 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 73: 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, 69) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.

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    Interlace format (page 65) Interlace format shows every other line of an image as a single “field” and is the standard method for displaying images on television. The even number field shows the even numbered lines of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the odd numbered lines of an image.

  • Page 75: 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 76: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 48, 51, 64. 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 77: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 65 4:3 LETTER BOX 65 4:3 PAN SCAN 65 5.1 Channel Surround 20 A-B REPEAT 39 ADVANCED 46 album 34 ANGLE 51 ANGLE VIEWER 43 AUDIO 48 AUDIO ATT 68 AUDIO DRC 68 AUDIO SETUP 68 AUTO 66 AUTO PLAY 67 AUTO POWER OFF 67 BACKGROUND 65...

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