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 About the Discs 6 Getting Started 7 Unpacking 7 TV Hookups 8 Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups 11 2+1 Channel Surround Hookups 13 5.1 Channel Surround Hookups 14 Selecting the Language for the On-Screen Display 16 Operation Sound Effects (Sound Feedback) 17...
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.
You can use 3D sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of built-in TV speakers without using actual rear speakers (VES TV: Virtual Enhanced Surround TV). For details, see page 36. CD/DVD player AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/...
If your TV has two SCART (EURO AV) connectors CD/DVD player LINE-1 ( RGB ) – TV LINE-2 To SCART (EURO AV) input To SCART (EURO AV) input If your TV has no SCART (EURO AV) connectors You can connect the player to a TV (with audio/video input jacks) using the supplied audio/video connecting cord.
• If you want to use your VCR’s SmartLink function, connect the VCR to your TV’s SmartLink connector and connect the CD/ DVD player to the TV with another connector. • When you connect the player to your TV via the SCART (EURO AV) connectors, the TV’s input source is set to the...
Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups Notes • You cannot enjoy a picture with an S video signal if your TV does not conform to the S video signal. When your TV does not have an S VIDEO input, connect the component via the VIDEO INPUT connector using the video connecting cord (not supplied) instead of the S video cord.
You can enjoy surround sound with front speakers only You can use 3D sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers (Virtual Enhanced Surround). For details, see page CD/DVD player AUDIO OUT WOOFER To AUDIO...
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).
VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO WOOFER SPEAKERS FRONT REAR REC OUT REC OUT MD/DAT TAPE Center speaker INPUT Subwoofer (Active type) : Signal flow CD/DVD player To an AC outlet AC OUTLET CENTER CENTER – Front speaker Rear speaker (L)
Selecting the Language for the On-Screen Display You can select the language for the setup display, the Control Menu display or the messages displayed on the screen. The default setting is “ENGLISH.” ENTER </M/m/, DISPLAY When the player is in stop mode, pr ess DISPLAY and select “SETUP”...
To return to the previous screen Press ORETURN. To quit while making a selection Press DISPLAY. Note The languages you can select are the ones displayed in step 4. For details, see page 49. Operation Sound Effects (Sound Feedback) The player beeps when the following operations are performed.
Playing Discs This chapter describes how to play a DVD/CD/VIDEO CD. When you play a disc recorded in the NTSC color system, the player outputs the video signal or the setup display etc. in the NTSC color system and the picture may not appear on PAL color system televisions.
To turn on the player Press ! on the player. The player enters standby mode and the power indicator lights up in red. Then press @/1 on the remote. The player turns on and the power indicator lights up in green. In standby mode, the player also turns on by pressing A on the player or by pressing H.
Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc Z You can locate a particular point on a disc quickly 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.
Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc (Resume Play) The player remembers the point where you stopped the disc, and when “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 will work even if the player enters standby mode by pressing @/1 on the remote.
Using the DVD’s Menu Some DVDs have a title menu or a DVD menu that is provided with DVDs only. Using the title 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 title menu.
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions (PBC Playback) When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC (Play Back Control) functions (Ver. 2.0 discs), you can enjoy simple interactive operations, search functions, and other such operations. PBC Playback allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen.
Using the Front Panel Display Z You can check information about the disc, such as the total number of titles or tracks or remaining time, using the front panel display. TIME/TEXT When playing back a DVD Displaying information while playing the disc Lights up when Disc Playing...
When playing back a CD/VIDEO CD Displaying information while playing a disc Lights up when the player outputs the Playing signal in NTSC status Current index number format VIDEO CD NTSC TRACK INDEX PGM SHUFFLE REPEAT1 Disc type Current Current play track mode...
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 Using the Control Menu display, you can select the start point, play in any order you like, change the angles, make Digital Cinema Sound settings, and other such operations.
Select the item you want using M/m. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 1: ENGLISH Items Selected SUBTITLE Select: Item ENTER Press ENTER. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 1: ENGLISH...
Control Menu Item List TITLE (DVD only) (page 29)/ SCENE (VIDEO CD during PBC playback only) (page 29)/ TRACK (VIDEO CD only) (page 29) CHAPTER (DVD only) (page 29)/ INDEX (VIDEO CD only) (page 29) TRACK (CD only) (page 29) INDEX (CD only) (page 29) You can search for a point on the DVD by selecting the title, chapter, track, index or scene.
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track/Index/Scene You can search by selecting the title, chapter, track, index or 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”...
Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time You can check the playing time and remaining time of the current title, chapter or track and the total playing time or remaining time of the disc. Press DISPLAY. Then press TIME/TEXT on the remote to change the time information.
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 while making a selection Press ORETURN. Note When you input the time code, input the playing time of the title not the chapter or track time.
Changing the Sounds If the DVD is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can select the language you want while playing the DVD. If the DVD is recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, MPEG or DTS), you can select the audio format you want while playing the DVD.
Displaying the audio information of the disc When you select “AUDIO,” the channels being played are displayed on the screen. In Dolby Digital format, multiple signals ranging from monaural to 5.1 channel signals can be recorded on a DVD. Depending on the DVD, the number of the recorded channels may be different.
Changing the Sounds •DTS “LFE” is always enclosed in a solid line regardless of the LFE signal component output. 1: ENGLISH PROGRAM FORMAT DTS 3/2.1 AUDIO Select: ENTER Note When the signal does not contain rear signal components such as LS, RS or S, the Virtual Enhanced Surround (VES) effect cannot be heard (page 36).
Changing the Angles Z With DVDs on which various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded, you can change the angles. For example, while playing a scene of a train in motion, you can display the view from either the front of the train, the left window of the train or from the right window without having the train’s movement interrupted.
Digital Cinema Sound Settings Select a mode to enjoy multichannel surround sound such as Dolby Digital and MPEG. Even if you connect only a TV, front speakers or use a 2+1 channel connection, Virtual Enhanced Surround (VES) lets you enjoy 3D sound by using 3D sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L:left, R:right) without using actual rear speakers.
VIRTUAL SEMI MULTI DIMENSION Uses 3D sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers. This mode creates 5 sets of virtual speakers surrounding the listener at a 30˚ angle of elevation.
Checking the Play Information Displays of each item By pressing DISPLAY repeatedly, you can display either “BIT RATE” or “LAYER,” whichever was selected in “ADVANCED.” BIT RATE BIT RATE 384kbps Mbps When you play MPEG AUDIO sound tracks BIT RATE kbps 1000 Mbps...
Select “ON,” using M/m, then press ENTER. x If you have not entered a password The display for entering a password appears. CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL Enter a new 4-digit password, then press ENTER To return, press RETURN x When you have already registered a password The display for confirming the password appears.
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) You can play the contents of the disc in the order you want by arranging the order of the titles, chapters or tracks on the disc and create your own program. One program can be stored in the player and contain up to 99 titles, chapters and tracks.
x When playing a VIDEO CD or CD Select the track you want to program. Total time of the programmed tracks 0:15:30 PROGRAM ALL CLEAR – – 1. TRACK 0 2 2. TRACK 3. TRACK – – 4. TRACK – – 5.
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) You can have the player “shuffle” titles or tracks and play them in a random order. The playing order may differ from the previous “shuffling.” Select “SHUFFLE” after pressing DISPLAY. When you select a shuffle mode other than “OFF,” the “SHUFFLE “ indicator lights up in green.
Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play all of the titles or tracks on a disc or a single title, chapter or track repeatedly. In Shuffle or Program Play mode, the player repeats the titles or tracks in the shuffled or programmed order. You cannot perform Repeat Play during PBC playback of VIDEO CDs (page 23).
Repeating a Specific Portion (A-B Repeat) You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter or track repeatedly. This function is useful when you want to do such things as memorize lyrics. During PBC Playback of VIDEO CDs (page 23), this function is available only while playing moving pictures.
When you reach the ending point (point B), press ENTER again. The set points are displayed and the player starts repeating this specific portion. “A-B” appears on the front panel display during A-B repeat play. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 34 : 30 CHAPTER TIME...
Settings and Adjustments This chapter describes how to set and adjust the player using the on-screen setup menu. Most settings and adjustments are required to be set when you first use the player. Using the Setup Display Using the setup display, you can do the initial setup, adjust the picture and sound and set the various outputs.
Select the main item you want using M/m. LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: DVD MENU: AUDIO: Main item SUBTITLE: To set, press , then To quit, press DISPLAY Press ENTER. The selected main item is highlighted. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: 16:9 SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE To set, press...
Setup Display Item List The default settings are underlined. LANGUAGE SETUP (page 49) ENGLISH FRANÇAIS DEUTSCH ITALIANO NEDERLANDS ENGLISH ESPAÑOL DANSK SVENSKA SUOMI NORSK PORTUGUÊS ENGLISH DVD MENU ENGLISH FRANÇAIS DEUTSCH ITALIANO ESPAÑOL NEDERLANDS DANSK SVENSKA SUOMI NORSK PORTUGUÊS CHINESE JAPANESE OTHERS , ENGLISH...
Setting the Display Language or Sound Track (LANGUAGE SETUP) “LANGUAGE SETUP” allows you to set various languages for the on-screen display or sound track. The default settings are underlined. Select “LANGUAGE SETUP” in the setup display. LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: DVD MENU: AUDIO: SUBTITLE: To set, press...
Setting the Display Language or Sound Track (LANGUAGE SETUP) x SUBTITLE Selects the language for the subtitles. The language order is different depending on the player model. • AUDIO FOLLOW* • ENGLISH (English) • FRANÇAIS (French) • DEUTSCH (German) • ITALIANO (Italian) •...
x SCREEN SAVER Turns on and off the screen saver. If you turn on the screen saver, the screen saver image appears when you leave the player or the remote in pause or stop mode for 15 minutes or when you play back a CD for more than 15 minutes.
Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP) x DIMMER Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display. • BRIGHT: makes the front panel display bright. • DARK: makes the front panel display dark. • OFF: turns off the lighting of the front panel display. x PAUSE MODE (DVD only) Selects the picture in pause mode.
Enter a password in 4 digits using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The digits change to asterisks ( ), and the display for confirming the password appears. CUSTOM SETUP PARENTAL CONTROL To confirm,enter password again, then press ENTER To return, press RETURN To cancel, press DISPLAY...
Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP) To change the password 1 After Step 3, select “CHANGE PASSWORD” using M/ m, then press , or ENTER. The display for changing the password appears. 2 Follow Steps 2 and 3 to enter a new password. Playing a disc which is blocked by the playback limitation level 1 Insert the disc and press H.
x TRACK SELECTION Gives the sound track which contains the highest number of channels priority when you play a DVD on which multiple audio formats (PCM, DTS, MPEG AUDIO or Dolby Digital format) are recorded. • OFF : No priority given. •...
Settings for the Sound (AUDIO SETUP) x DOWNMIX Switches the mixing down methods when you play a DVD on which rear signal components such as LS, RS or S in Dolby Digital format are recorded. For details on the rear signal components, see “Displaying the audio information of the disc”...
x MPEG Selects the MPEG AUDIO signals to be output 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.
Subwoofer Set Up (SPEAKER SETUP) Setting the output level from the subwoofer When you select “YES” in “SUBWOOFER,” set “FRONT SPEAKER SIZE.” This selects the size of the connected front speakers. The frequency range output from the subwoofer varies according to the size of the front speakers.
Picture noise appears. , Clean the disc. , If the video signal 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.
Troubleshooting 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).
, The self-diagnosis function was activated. See the table on page 62. 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.
, Open the disc tray and insert the disc correctly. •To prevent a malfunction, the player has performed the self-diagnosis function. , 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 PAL/(NTSC) Audio characteristics Frequency r esponse DVD (PCM 96 kHz): 2 Hz to 44 kHz (±1 dB)* DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 2 Hz to 22 kHz (±0.5 CD: 2 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) (page 36) The general name of technology that Sony developed to enjoy surround sound in a home. It simulates the sound not of a concert hall as usual but of a movie editing studio so that you can enjoy the surround sound of a movie theater in the comfort of your own home.
Title (page 5) The longest sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD; a movie, etc., for a picture piece on video software; or an album, etc., for a music piece on audio software. Each title is assigned a title number enabling you to locate the title you want.
Language Code List For details, see page 34, 49. 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 ! (power) button and indicator (18) Disconnects the power of the player or places the player in standby mode. 2 VES (Virtual Enhanced Surround) button (36) Press to select the desired “VES”...
Index to Parts and Controls Rear Panel AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL WOOFER 1 LINE-1 (RGB)-TV connector (8, 51) Connect to your TV using a LINE-1 connector to output the signal from the player. You can select the video signals, the S VIDEO signals or the RGB signals as the output signal format.
SUBTITLE button (34) Changes the subtitles when playing a DVD. qh TV/DVD button (10) Press to return the TV‘s input from CD/DVD player to the TV when you connect the player to your TV via the SCART (EURO AV) connectors.