CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-S320 DVP-S323 1999 by Sony Corporation 3-867-037-12(1)
30 minutes before operating the unit. 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.
ABLE OF CONTENTS About This Manual 4 This Player Can Play the Following Discs 4 Precautions 6 Notes on Discs 6 Getting Started 7 Unpacking 7 TV Hookups 8 Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups 10 5.1 Channel Surround Hookups 12 Selecting the Language for On-Screen Display 14 Playing Discs 15 Playing Discs 15 Searching for a particular point on a disc...
This player switches the color system, PAL or NTSC, according to the connected TV. (For details, see page 9.) Region code of DVDs you can play on this unit Your DVD player has a region code printed on the back of the unit and will only play DVDs that are labeled with identical region codes.
To avoid possible damage to the audio system, the consumer should take proper precautions when the analog stereo outputs of the DVD player are connected to an amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital Surround™ playback, an external 5.1-channel DTS Digital Surround™...
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 On screen display image on your television screen indefinitely.
Getting Started This section describes how to hook up the CD/DVD player to a TV (with audio/video input jacks) and/or an AV receiver (amplifier). You cannot connect this player to a TV which does not have a video input connector. Be sure to turn off the power of each component before making the connections.
TV Hookups This connection is for listening to the sound through TV speakers (2ch – L,R). Refer to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. CD/DVD player LINE OUT S VIDEO R–AUDIO 1–L VIDEO 1 DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL COAXIAL PCM/DTS/MPEG/ R–AUDIO 2–L...
Notes • Refer to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. • Do not connect this player to a video deck. If you view the pictures on your TV after making the connections shown below, a picture noise may appear. Connect CD/DVD directly...
Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups This connection is for listening to the sound through speakers connected to a receiver. Refer to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. CD/DVD player LINE OUT S VIDEO R–AUDIO 1–L VIDEO 1 DIGITAL OUT...
Optical digital connecting cord (not supplied) Take off the cap and plug in the optical digital connecting cord. Receiver (Amplifier) with a digital connector, MD deck, DAT deck, etc. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT DIGITAL IN OPTICAL OPTICAL COAXIAL PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL (AC-3)
5.1 Channel Surround Hookups With DVDs which contain DTS, Dolby* Digital or MPEG AUDIO sound, you can enjoy the surround sound while producing the effect of being in a movie theater or a concert hall, using a digital component with a built-in DTS, Dolby Digital or MPEG decoder (not supplied).
CD/DVD player LINE OUT R–AUDIO 1–L VIDEO 1 DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL COAXIAL PCM/DTS/MPEG/ R–AUDIO 2–L VIDEO 2 DOLBY DIGITAL (AC-3) Coaxial digital connecting cord* (not supplied) Optical digital connecting cord* (not supplied) * You do not need to connect both of these cords.
Selecting the Language for On-Screen Display You can select the language for the setup display, the Control Menu display or the messages displayed on the screen. Default setting is “ENGLISH.” ENTER ?/>/.// Press SET UP and select “LANGUAGE SETUP” using >/ ., and then pr e ss ENTER.
Playing Discs This chapter describes how to play a DVD/CD/VIDEO CD. Playing Discs Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the instructions supplied with your disc. 1/u (POWER) § · Make settings on your TV. Turn on the TV and select the video input so that you can view the pictures from this player.
Playing Discs You can turn on the player using the remote Press 1/u (POWER) when the indicator above the 1/u (POWER) button on the front panel is lit in red. Notes • If you leave the player or the remote in pause or stop mode for 15 minutes, the screen saver image appears automatically.
Searching for a particular point on a disc Z You can locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture, playing back slowly or playing frame by frame. Note Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc (Resume Play) The player stores the point where you stopped the disc and if “RESUME” appears on the front panel display. You can resume playback from that point. As long as you do not open the disc tray, Resume Play is available even if you turn the power off.
Using the Menu for Each DVD Using the title menu A DVD is divided into long sections of a picture or a music piece called “titles.” When you play a DVD which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using the title menu.
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions (PBC Playback) When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions (Ver. 2.0 discs), you can enjoy simple interactive operations, operations with search functions, etc. PBC Playback allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively, following the menu screen on the TV screen. On this player, you can use the number buttons, ENTER, =, +, >/.
Using the Front Panel Display Z 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 Display information while playing the disc Lights up Current surround when you...
Using the Front Panel Display When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions The current scene number is displayed instead of the current track number and the current index number. In this case, the front panel display does not change when you press TIME/ TEXT.
Using Various Functions with the Control Menu This chapter describes how to play discs in various modes and how to use the convenient features of the on- screen menu (Control Menu). Using the Control Menu Display Z Using the Control Menu display, you can select the start point, play in a order you like, change the angles, etc.
Using the Control Menu Display Select the item you want using >/., then press / or ENTER. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 1: ENGLISH Items To select, press , then...
Control Menu Item List (DVD only) (page 26) TITLE (DVD only) (page 26) CHAPTER (VIDEO CD/CD only) (page 26) TRACK (VIDEO CD/CD only) (page 26) INDEX (VIDEO CD during PBC playback only) SCENE (page 26) You can search by selecting the title/chapter/track/ index/scene.
Searching for the Title/Chapter/Track/Index/Scene You can search by selecting the title/chapter/track/ index/scene. Select “TITLE,” “ CHAPTER,” “ TRACK”, “INDEX” or “SCENE” after pressing DISPLAY. When you play back a DVD, “TITLE” and “ CHAPTER” are displayed. When you play back a VIDEO CD/CD, “TRACK” and “INDEX”...
Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time You can check the playing time and remaining time of the current title /chapter/track and the total remaining time of the disc. Press DISPLAY. Then press TIME/TEXT on the remote to change the time information. You can also check the DVD TEXT or CD TEXT.
Selecting a Start Point Using the Time Code Input the time code using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The player starts searching. To cancel the number, press CLEAR before pressing ENTER. To cancel inputting Press ˆRETURN. You can display “TIME/TEXT” display using the remote Press TIME/TEXT on the remote.
Changing the Sounds Z With DVDs recorded with multilingual sounds, you can select the language you want while playing the DVD. With multiplex 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 speakers.
Changing the Sounds The display examples are as follows: •PCM (stereo) 1: ENGLISH PROGRAM FORMAT PCM 48kHz 24bits To select, press , then ENTER •Dolby Surround C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 1: ENGLISH PROGRAM FORMAT DOLBY DIGITAL 2/0 DOLBY SURROUND To select, press , then...
Displaying the Subtitles With DVDs on which subtitles are recorded, you can turn the subtitles on and off whenever you want while playing the DVD. With DVDs on which multilingual subtitles are recorded, you can change the subtitle language whenever you want while playing the DVD, and turn it on or off whenever you want.
Changing the Angles Select the number of the angles using the number buttons or >/., then press ENTER. The angle is changed to the selected angle. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) PLAY 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 5 ( 9 ) To select, press , then...
Press /. “01” is highlighted. It is ready to set the first title or track for program. Title Chapter PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE – – – – 2. TITLE – – 3. TITLE – – 4. TITLE – – 5.
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) To cancel the programmed order To cancel all the titles, chapters or tracks in the programmed order, select “ALL CLEAR” in Step 2. To cancel the selected program, select the program using >/. in Step 2 then press CLEAR, or select “- -” in Step 3 then press ENTER.
You can set Shuffle Play during stop After selecting the item of “SHUFFLE”, press ·. The player starts Shuffle Play. You can display the “SHUFFLE” display using the remote Press SHUFFLE on the remote. Notes • Shuffle Play is canceled when: –...
Repeating a Specific Portion (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 20), this function is available only while playing moving pictures. You may not be able to do A˜B Repeat Play depending on the DVD.
When you reach the ending point (point B), press ENTER again. The setting points are displayed and the player starts repeating this specific portion. “A-B REPEAT” appears on the front panel display during A˜B repeat play. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) PLAY 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 34 : 30...
Checking the Play Information Displays of each item BIT RATE BIT RATE 384 kbps When you play MPEG AUDIO sound tracks BIT RATE 1000 Bit rate refers to the amount of video/audio data per second in a disc. The higher the bit rate is, the larger the amount of data.
Settings and Adjustments This chapter describes how to set and how to adjust using the on-screen SET UP menu. Most settings and adjustments are required to be set when you first use the player. This chapter also describes how to set the remote for controlling the TV or the AV receiver (amplifier).
Using the Setup Display Select the main item you want using >/., and then press ENTER. The selected main item is highlighted. LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: DVD MENU: AUDIO: Main item SUBTITLE: To set, press , then To quit, press SETUP SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER:...
Setup Display Item List Default settings are underlined. LANGUAGE SETUP (page 42) ENGLISH CHINESE 1 CHINESE 2 DVD MENU ENGLISH CHINESE JAPANESE FRENCH GERMAN ITALIAN SPANISH DUTCH DANISH SWEDISH FINNISH NORWEGIAN PORTUGUESE RUSSIAN OTHERS / AUDIO ORIGINAL (same as DVD MENU) AUDIO FOLLOW SUBTITLE (same as DVD MENU)
Setting the Language for Display and Sound (LANGUAGE SETUP) Z Select “LANGUAGE SETUP” 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 the “OSD”.
Settings for Display (SCREEN SETUP) Z Select “SCREEN SETUP” after pressing SET UP. “SCREEN SETUP” allows you to set the display according to the playback conditions. Default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE To set, press , then To quit, press SETUP...
Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP) Z Select “CUSTOM SETUP” after pressing SET UP. “CUSTOM SETUP” allows you to set the playback conditions. Default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP COLOR SYSTEM: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE: PARENTAL CONTROL To set, press , then To quit, press SETUP pCOLOR SYSTEM...
pWhen you have not entered a password yet The display for entering a password appears. CUSTOM SETUP PARENTAL CONTROL Entry password. Enter a number in 4 figures, then press ENTER To return, press RETURN To cancel, press SETUP pWhen you have already entered a password The display for confirming the password appears.
Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP) Select “LEVEL” using >/., then press /. CUSTOM SETUP PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD: CHANGE PASSWORD To set, press , then ENTER To cancel, press SETUP Select the level you want using >/., then press ENTER. CUSTOM SETUP PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD:...
Settings for Sound (AUDIO SETUP) Select “AUDIO SETUP” after pressing SET UP. “AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound according to the playback conditions. Default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO ATT: AUDIO DRC: TRACK SELECTION: DOWNMIX: DOLBY SURROUND DIGITAL OUT: DOLBY DIGITAL: MPEG:...
Settings for Sound (AUDIO SETUP) pDIGITAL OUT Selects output signals via the DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL and COAXIAL connectors. • ON: Normally select this position. When you select “ON,” set “DOLBY DIGITAL,” “MPEG” and “DTS.” For details on setting them, see “Setting for the Signal to the Digital Output.”...
pMPEG Selects output MPEG AUDIO signals via the DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL and COAXIAL connectors. You cannot select this item when you set “DIGITAL OUT” to “OFF.” • PCM: when the player is connected to an audio component lacking a built-in MPEG decoder. If you play MPEG AUDIO sound tracks, the player outputs stereo signals taken from MPEG AUDIO signals via the DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL and COAXIAL connectors.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be erased. • When you replace the batteries of the remote commander, the code number may reset to 01 (Sony). Reset the appropriate code number. Manufacturer...
Sunsui Technics Yamaha Sony’s TV * By setting the code number 90, you can adjust the volume of the TV even if the TV/DVD switch is on the DVD side, if you do not control an AV receiver (amplifier) with the remote.
The picture noise appears. / Clean the disc. / If video from your DVD player has to go through your VCR to get to your TV, the copy-protection applied to some DVD programs could affect picture quality.
Sound There is no sound. / Check that the player is connected securely. / The audio connecting cord is damaged. Replace it with a new one. / Make sure you connect the player to the audio input connectors on the receiver (amplifier). (page / Make sure you turn on the TV and the receiver (amplifier).
/ In the set up display, “DIMMER” in “CUSTOM SETUP” is set to “OFF.” Set “DIMMER” to “BRIGHT” or “DARK.” (page The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED” is displayed on the front panel display. / Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
•The disc is not inserted correctly. /Open the disc tray and insert the disc correctly. •To prevent the player from malfunctioning, the self-diagnosis function has worked. /When you contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility, give the 5-character service number. (example: E:61:10)
Specifications CD/DVD player Laser Semiconductor laser Signal format system NTSC/PAL (See page 9 to switch.) Audio characteristics Frequency response DVD (PCM 96 kHz): 2 Hz to 44 kHz (±1 dB)* DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 2 Hz to 22 kHz (±0.5 dB) CD: 2 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Glossary Bit rate (page 37) Value indicating the amount of video data compressed in a DVD per second. The unit is Mbps (Mega bit per second). 1 Mbps indicates that the data per second is 1,000,000 bits. The higher the bit rate is, the larger the amount of data.
Glossary VIDEO CD (page 4) A compact disc that contains moving pictures. The picture data uses the MPEG 1 format, one of the worldwide standards of digital compression technology. The picture data is compressed to about 1/140 of its original size. Consequently, a 12 cm VIDEO CD can contain up to 74 minutes of moving pictures.
Language Code List For details, see page 31, 42. Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1186 Scots Gaelic 1194 Galician 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1196 Guarani 1203 Gujarati 1039 Amharic 1209 Hausa 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1217 Hindi 1051 Aymara 1226 Croatian 1229...
Index to Parts and Controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details. Front Panel 1 g (remote sensor) (7) Accepts the remote control signals. 2 1/u (POWER) button and indicator (15) Turns on and off the power of the player. 3 Disc tray (15) Place a disc on the tray.
Rear Panel LINE OUT S VIDEO R–AUDIO 1–L VIDEO 1 DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL COAXIAL PCM/DTS/ CONTROL S R–AUDIO 2–L VIDEO 2 DOLBY DIGITAL (AC-3) 1 DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector (11, 12) Connects to an audio component using the optical digital connecting cord. 2 DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) connector (11, 12) Connects to an audio component using the coaxial digital connecting cord.
Index to Parts and Controls Remote 1 TV/DVD switch (57) Selects to control the player or the TV with the remote. 2 6OPEN/CLOSE button (15) Opens or closes the disc tray. 3 Number buttons Selects the items or settings. 4 CLEAR button (33, 34, 35, 37) Press to return to the continuous play etc.