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CD/DVD Player
Operating Instructions
DVP-S300
1998 by Sony Corporation
3-862-099-12 (1)
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  • Page 1 CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-S300 1998 by Sony Corporation 3-862-099-12 (1)
  • Page 2 – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the Sony CD/DVD Player. Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ABLE OF CONTENTS This Player Can Play the Following Discs Getting Started Unpacking ... 6 Hooking Up the System ... 6 Necessary Setup Before Using the Player ... 9 Selecting the Language for On-screen Display ... 9 Basic Operations Playing a DVD ...
  • Page 4: This Player Can Play The Following Discs

    Audio + Video Audio 8 cm 12 cm 20 min. 74 min. “DVD VIDEO” logo is a trademark. MODEL NO. DVP–8306 CD/DVD PLAYER AC 110V 60Hz SONY CORPORATION MADE IN JAPAN 3-444-464-01 8 cm (CD single) 20 min. Region code...
  • Page 5 Terms for discs • Title The longest sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD; a movie, etc, for a picture piece on a video software; or an album, etc, for a music piece on an audio software. Each title is assigned a title number enabling you to locate the title you want.
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the + and – on the batteries. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor g on the player. You can control Sony TVs and AV receivers using the supplied remote See page 30.
  • Page 7: Playing Cds

    What cords will I need? Audio/Video connecting cord (supplied) (1) Yellow White (L) Red (R) S-link Hookups When connecting the cords, be sure to match the color- coded cord to the appropriate jacks on the components: Yellow (video) to Yellow, Red (right) to Red and White (left) to White.
  • Page 8 Getting Started pWhen using a coaxial digital connectiong cord Coaxial digital connectiong cord (not supplied) CD/DVD player OPTICAL COAXIAL PCM/ DOLBY DIGITAL (AC-3) DIGITAL OUT Notes • Refer to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. • You cannot make digital audio recordings of discs recorded in Dolby* Digital (AC-3) format directly using an MD deck or DAT deck.
  • Page 9: Necessary Setup Before Using The Player

    Necessary Setup Before Using the Player Some setups are necessary for the player depending on the TV or other components to be connected. For details on using the setup display, see page 32. For details on each setup display item, see pages 33 to pTo connect the player to a wide-screen TV In the setup display, set “TV TYPE”...
  • Page 10: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Basic Operations Playing a DVD Connect headphones. Adjust the headphone volume. • The operating procedure of CDs or VIDEO CDs is different from that of DVDs. For details, see pages 14 to 17. You can turn on the player using the remote Press POWER when the indicator above the POWER...
  • Page 11 When “RESUME” appears on the front panel display You can resume playback from the point where you stopped the DVD (page 25). To play from the beginning of the disc, see page 25. Note You may not be able to do Resume Play depending on the DVD.
  • Page 12 Basic Operations Notes • Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described on the right. • When you play back a DVD at twice the normal speed in either direction, the sounds of the picture will come out from the LINE OUT (AUDIO 1, 2) connectors.
  • Page 13 Notes Using the Title Menu • Depending on the DVD, you A DVD is divided into long sections of a picture or a music piece may not be able to select the called “titles.” When you play the DVD which contains several titles, title.
  • Page 14: Playing A Cd/video Cd

    Basic Operations Basic Operations Playing a CD/VIDEO CD Connect headphones. Adjust the headphone volume. • The operating procedure of DVDs is different from that of CDs or VIDEO CDs. For details, see pages 10 to 13. You can turn on the player using the remote Press POWER when the indicator above the POWER...
  • Page 15 When “RESUME” appears on the front panel display You can resume playback from the point where you stopped the CD/VIDEO CD (page 25). To play from the beginning of the disc, see page 25. What is a track? See page 5. What is an index? See page 5.
  • Page 16 Basic Operations Note Depending on the VIDEO CD, you may not do some of the operations described on the right. To play at various speeds / frame-by-frame Using the click shuttle and the JOG button/indicator on the player, you can playback a CD/VIDEO CD with various speed or frame-by- frame.
  • Page 17 When playing VIDEO CDs with Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions (PBC Playback – PBC functions VIDEO CD Only) PBC playback starts When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions (Ver. 2.0 discs), you automatically. can enjoy simple interactive operations, operations with search functions, etc.
  • Page 18: Playing Discs In Various Modes

    Playing Discs in Various Modes Using the On-Screen Display You can check the operating status of the player and the information about the disc using the on-screen display on the TV screen. When playing back or stopping a DVD Press DISPLAY. Each time you press the DISPLAY button, the on- screen display changes as follows: On-screen display 1...
  • Page 19 What is bit rate? Bit rate refers to the amount of video data per second in a disc. The higher the bit rate is, the larger the amount of data. However, this does not always mean that you can get higher quality pictures. pDisplay information of the on-screen display off mode No information is displayed.
  • Page 20: Using The Front Panel Display

    Playing Discs in Various Modes Using the Front Panel Display You can check information about the disc, such as the total number of the titles or the tracks or remaining time, using the front panel display. When playing back a DVD pDisplay information while playing the disc Lights up when you can do Resume Play...
  • Page 21 pChecking the remaining time Press TIME. Each time you press TIME while playing a disc, the display changes as shown in the chart below. The time information in the on-screen display 1 and 2 also changes each time you press TIME. Playing time and number of the current track Remaining time of the current...
  • Page 22: Playing Repeatedly (repeat Play)

    Playing Discs in Various Modes Playing Discs in Various Modes Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play all the titles/tracks on a disc, a single title/chapter/track or a specific portion repeatedly. REPEAT · Repeating all the titles or all the tracks on a disc In Shuffle or Program Play mode, the player repeats the titles or tracks in the shuffled or programmed...
  • Page 23: Playing In Random Order (shuffle Play)

    Repeating a specific portion Z (A˜B Repeat) You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter, track repeatedly. This is useful when you want to memorize lyrics. During PBC Playback of VIDEO CDs (page 17), this function is available only while playing moving pictures.
  • Page 24: Creating Your Own Program (program Play)

    Playing Discs in Various Modes Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) You can arrange the order of the titles, chapters or tracks on the disc and create your own program. The program can contain up to 99 titles, chapters and tracks.
  • Page 25: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped A Disc (resume Play)

    To program other titles, chapters or tracks, repeat Step 3. The programmed titles, chapters or tracks are displayed from 02 in order. PROGRAM A L L C L E A R 1 . T T L E 0 2 – 0 2 2 .
  • Page 26: Changing The Sounds

    Playing Discs in Various Modes Changing the Sounds Z With DVDs on which multilingual sounds are recorded, you can select the language you want while playing the DVD. With multiplex 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 speakers.
  • Page 27: Changing The Angles

    Changing the Subtitle Language When subtitles are turned off, press SUBTITLE ON/ OFF to turn on the subtitles. While playing a DVD, press SUBTITLE CHANGE repeatedly until the subtitles you want appear on the TV screen. SUBTITLE 1 n SUBTITLE 2 n ... S U B T I T L E 1 : E N G L I S H Notes...
  • Page 28: Limiting Playback By Children (parental Control)

    Playing Discs in Various Modes Limiting Playback by Children (Parental Control) Z Playing some DVDs can be limited depending on the age of users. The “Parental Control” function allows you to set a playback limitation level. Number buttons SET UP Press SET UP to display the setup display on the TV screen before playing.
  • Page 29 Enter a password in 4 figures using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The figures change to asterisks ( ), and the display for confirming the password appears. I N I T I A L S E T U P 1 P A R E N T A L C O N T R O L T o c o n f i r m , e n t e r...
  • Page 30: Controlling The Tv Or The Av Receiver With The Supplied Remote

    TVs with the supplied remote. Default setting is to control Sony TVs with the g mark. When you connect the player to a Sony AV receiver, you can also set the input of the receiver to this player with the supplied remote .
  • Page 31 You can also change the volume of the sound using AV VOL. POWER TV/VIDEO ** If you connect the player to the SONY Mini Hi-Fi Component System, press AV RECVR repeatedly to change the input of the system. Note You may not be able to control some AV receivers.
  • Page 32: Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Settings and Adjustments Using the Setup display Z Using the setup display, you can do the initial setup, adjusting the picture and sound quality, setting the various outputs, etc. You can also set a language for the subtitles and the setup display, limit playback by children, etc.
  • Page 33: Setting The Language For Display And Sound (language Setup)

    Setting the Language for Display and Sound (LANGUAGE SETUP) Select “ ” after pressing SET UP. “LANGUAGE SETUP” allows you to set various languages for on-screen display or sound. Default settings are underlined. Note When you select a language that is not recorded on the DVD, one of the recorded languages is automatically selected except for “OSD”.
  • Page 34: Settings For Display (initial Setup 1)

    Settings and Adjustments Settings for Display (INITIAL SETUP 1) Select “ ” after pressing SET UP. “INITIAL SETUP 1” allows you to set the display according to the playback conditions. Default settings are underlined. I N I T I A L S E T U P 1 T V T Y P E : A U T O P L A Y : D I M M E R :...
  • Page 35: Settings For Sound (initial Setup 2)

    Settings for Sound (INITIAL SETUP 2) Select “ ” after pressing SET UP. “INITIAL SETUP2” allows you to set the sound according to the playback conditions. Default settings are underlined. I N I T I A L S E T U P 2 T R A C K S E L E C T I O N : S U R R O U N D : D I G I T A L O U T :...
  • Page 36: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. IMPORTANT NOTICE Caution: The enclosed DVD Player is capable of holding a still video image or Setup display image on your television screen indefinitely.
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. The power is not turned on. /If the indicator above the POWER button is not lit, check that the AC power cord is connected securely.
  • Page 38 Additional Information Stopping playback, Search, Slow-motion Play, Repeat Play, Shuffle Play or Program Play, etc., cannot be done. /Depending on the disc, you may not do some of the operations above. Messages do not appear on the TV screen in the language you want.
  • Page 39: Self-diagnosis Function

    Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. (page 36) Open the disc tray and insert the disc correctly. When you contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility, inform the service number with five digits. (example: E:61:10) C:13:00...
  • Page 40: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications CD/DVD player Signal format system NTSC Audio characteristics Frequency response DVD (PCM96kHz): 2 Hz to 44 kHz (±0.5 dB)* DVD (PCM48kHz): 2 Hz to 22 kHz (±0.5 dB) CD: 2 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB) Signal-to-noise ratio More than 115 dB (LINE OUT (AUDIO 1, 2) connectors only) Harmonic distortion...
  • Page 41 Multi-angle function (page 27) Various angles, or viewpoints of the video camera, for a scene are recorded on some DVDs. Multilingual function (page 26) Several languages for the sound or subtitles in a picture are recorded on some DVDs. Parental Control (page 28) A function of the DVD to limit playback of the disc by the age of the users according to the limitation level in...
  • Page 42: Index To Parts And Controls

    Additional Information Index to Parts and Controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details. Front Panel 1 g (remote sensor) (6) Accepts the remote control signals. 2 POWER switch and indicator (10, 14) Turns on and off the power of the player. 3 SHUFFLE button (23) Press to execute the shuffle play.
  • Page 43 Rear Panel 1 LINE OUT (AUDIO 1, 2) connectors (7) Connects to the audio input connector on the TV or amplifier. 2 LINE OUT (VIDEO 1, 2) connectors (7) Connects to the video input connector on the TV or monitor. 3 S VIDEO OUT 1, 2 connectors Connects to the S video input connector on the TV or VCR.
  • Page 44 Press to execute the A˜B repeat play. @¶ SUBTITLE ON/OFF button (26) Turns the subtitles on and off when playing a DVD. @• AV receiver operation buttons (31) Controls Sony AV receivers. @ª PPAUSE button (11, 15) Pauses playing a disc. #º pSTOP button (11, 15) Stops playing a disc.
  • Page 45: Setup Display Item List

    Setup Display Item List Default settings are underlined. LANGUAGE SETUP (page 33) ENGLISH FRENCH SPANISH DVD MENU ENGLISH FRENCH SPANISH ITALIAN GERMAN DUTCH PORTUGUESE CHINESE JAPANESE OTHERS/ AUDIO ORIGINAL (same as DVD MENU) SUBTITLE AUDIO FOLLOW (same as DVD MENU) Additional Information Additional Information Additional Information...
  • Page 46: Language Code List

    Additional Information Language Code List For details, see page 33. 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 1061 Bislama 1066 Bengali; Bangla 1067 Tibetan 1070...
  • Page 47: Index

    Index Index A˜B Repeat 23 Adjusting volume 10, 14 Angle 27 AUDIO ATT 35 AUDIO DRC 35 AUTO PLAY 34 Auto pause 20 Batteries 6 CD 14 Changing angles 27 sound 26 subtitles 27 Chapter 5, 40 Connecting 6 Continuous play CD 14 DVD 10 VIDEO CD 14...
  • Page 48 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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