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3-062-657-11(3)
CD/DVD Player
CD/DVD Player
Operating Instructions
DVP-S350
© 2000 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-062-657-11(3) CD/DVD Player CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-S350 © 2000 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Welcome! Thank you for purchasing this 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 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 10 5.1 Channel Surround Hookups 12 Selecting the Language for the On-Screen Display 14 Playing Discs 16 Playing Discs 16...
  • Page 4: About This Manual

    Audio CDs Audio 8 cm 12 cm 8 cm (CD single) 20 min. 74 min. 20 min. The “DVD VIDEO” logo is a trademark. Region code MODEL NO. DVP–XXXX CD/DVD PLAYER AC 00V 00Hz SONY CORPORATION MADE IN JAPAN 0-000-000-00...
  • Page 5 Terms for discs • Title The longest section of a picture or music feature on a DVD, the movie, etc. in video software, or the name of an album in audio software. • Chapter Sections of a picture or a music feature that are smaller than titles.
  • Page 6: Precautions

    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.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    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.
  • Page 8: Tv Hookups

    TV Hookups This connection is for listening to the sound through TV speakers (L: left, R: right). Refer to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. You can enjoy surround sound using your TV’s built-in speakers 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).
  • Page 9 If you connect the player to a monitor or projector having component video input connectors that conform to output signals from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P connectors on the player Connect the component via the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT connectors using three video connecting cords (not supplied) of the same kind.
  • Page 10: Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups

    Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups This connection is for listening to the sound through speakers connected to a receiver lacking a built-in DTS or Dolby* Digital decoder. Refer as well to the instructions supplied with the component to be connected. You can enjoy surround sounds even if you connect 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...
  • Page 11 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 audio/video connecting cord (supplied) instead of the S video cord.
  • Page 12: 5.1 Channel Surround Hookups

    5.1 Channel Surround Hookups With DVDs which contain DTS or Dolby Digital 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 or Dolby Digital decoder (not supplied).
  • Page 13 AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL To DIGITAL DIGITAL (OPTICAL) Take off the (COAXIAL) cap. To optical To coaxial digital digital input input DIGITAL TV/LD TV/LD IN AC-3 RF DVD IN S-VIDEO S-VIDEO COAX VIDEO VIDEO DVD IN AUDIO AUDIO TV/LD IN OPT...
  • Page 14: Selecting The Language For The On-Screen Display

    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, press DISPLAY and select “SETUP”...
  • Page 15 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 46.
  • Page 16: Playing Discs

    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. Power indicator Turn on your TV. Turn on the TV and select the video input so that you can view the pictures from this player.
  • Page 17 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.
  • Page 18: Searching For A Particular Point On A Disc

    Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc Z You can locate a particular point on a disc at the desired speed by monitoring the picture. Note Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described. Locating a point quickly (Search) While a disc is playing, keep pressing point in playback direction at the FF1M* speed or keep...
  • Page 19: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (Resume Play)

    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.
  • Page 20: Using The Dvd's Menu

    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.
  • Page 21: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (Pbc Playback)

    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.
  • Page 22: Using The Front Panel Display

    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 Disc Playing Current...
  • Page 23 When playing back a CD/VIDEO CD Displaying information while playing a disc Playing status Current index number VIDEO CD TRACK INDEX PGM SHUFFLE REPEAT1 Disc type Current Current play track mode number Lights up during PBC playback (VIDEO CD only) When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions The current scene number is displayed instead of the current track number and the current index number.
  • Page 24: Using Various Functions With The Control Menu

    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 starting point, play scenes in any order you like, change the viewing angles, make Digital Cinema Sound settings, and other such operations.
  • Page 25 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: ENTER Item Press ENTER. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) PLAY 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5...
  • Page 26: Control Menu Item List

    Control Menu Item List TITLE (DVD only) (page 27)/ SCENE (VIDEO CD during PBC playback only) (page 27)/ TRACK (VIDEO CD only) (page 27) CHAPTER (DVD only) (page 27)/ INDEX (VIDEO CD only) (page 27) TRACK (CD only) (page 27) INDEX (CD only) (page 27) You can search for a point on the DVD by selecting the title, chapter, track, index or scene.
  • Page 27: Searching For A Title/Chapter/Track/Index/Scene

    Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track/Index/Scene You can search the disc by 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” and “INDEX”...
  • Page 28: Checking The Playing Time And Remaining Time

    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.
  • Page 29: Viewing The Disc Information

    Input the time code using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The player starts playback at the selected time code. 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.
  • Page 30: Changing The Sound

    Changing the Sound 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 or DTS), you can select the audio format you want while playing the DVD.
  • Page 31 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.
  • Page 32: Displaying The Subtitles

    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.
  • Page 33: Digital Cinema Sound Settings

    Select the angle number using the number buttons or M/m, 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 ) ANGLE Select:...
  • Page 34 Digital Cinema Sound Settings Effects of each item Outputs 2-channel signals for stereo sound. 5-channel signals for Dolby Digital sound of a DVD are mixed down to 2-channels. VES (Virtual Enhanced Surround) TV Uses 3D sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers.
  • Page 35: 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. While playing a disc, the approximate bit rate of the playback picture is always displayed as Mbps (Mega bit per second) and the audio as kbps (kilo bit per second).
  • Page 36: Locking Discs (Custom Parental Control)

    Locking Discs (Custom Parental Control) Z Using a registered password, you can set playback restrictions for the desired disc. You can set the same Custom Parental Control password for up to 50 discs. When you set the fifty-first disc, the first disc is canceled.
  • Page 37: Creating Your Own Program (Program Play)

    To return to the normal screen Press ORETURN. To turn off the Custom Parental Control function 1 Select “CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL” using M/m, then press ENTER. 2 Select “OFF,” using M/m, then press ENTER. 3 Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER.
  • Page 38 Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) Press ,. “01” is highlighted. It is ready to set the first title or track for Program Play. Title Chapter PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE – – – – 2. TITLE – – 3. TITLE – – 4.
  • Page 39: Playing In Random Order (Shuffle Play)

    The program remains even after Program Play ends When you press H, you can play the same program again. You can do Repeat Play or Shuffle Play of the programmed titles, chapters or tracks During Program Play, press REPEAT or SHUFFLE on the remote. Or set “REPEAT”...
  • Page 40: Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play)

    Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) You can set Shuffle Play while the disc is stopped After selecting the “SHUFFLE” option, press H. The player starts Shuffle Play. You can select “SHUFFLE” directly Press SHUFFLE on the remote. Each time you press the button, the item changes.
  • Page 41: Repeating A Specific Portion (A-B Repeat)

    You can set Repeat Play while the disc is stopped After selecting the “REPEAT” option, press H. The player starts Repeat Play. You can select “REPEAT” directly Press REPEAT on the remote. Each time you press the button, the item changes. Notes •...
  • Page 42 Repeating a Specific Portion (A-B Repeat) Setting a portion for A-B repeat Select “SET,” in “A-B REPEAT.” The A-B REPEAT setting display appears. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) PLAY 1 8 ( 3 4 ) C 0 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 A–B REPEAT To select, press Select:...
  • Page 43: Settings And Adjustments

    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. This chapter also describes how to set the remote for controlling the TV or the AV receiver (amplifier).
  • Page 44 Using the Setup Display 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: 4:3 LETTER BOX SCREEN SAVER:...
  • Page 45: Setup Display Item List

    Setup Display Item List The default settings are underlined. LANGUAGE SETUP (page 46) ENGLISH FRENCH SPANISH PORTUGUESE DVD MENU ENGLISH FRENCH SPANISH PORTUGUESE GERMAN ITALIAN DUTCH CHINESE JAPANESE DANISH SWEDISH FINNISH NORWEGIAN RUSSIAN OTHERS , AUDIO ORIGINAL (same as DVD MENU) AUDIO FOLLOW SUBTITLE (same as DVD MENU)
  • Page 46: Setting The Display Language Or Sound Track (Language Setup)

    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...
  • Page 47: Settings For The Display (Screen Setup)

    Settings for the Display (SCREEN SETUP) “SCREEN SETUP” allows you to set the display according to the playback conditions. The default settings are underlined. Select “SCREEN SETUP” in the setup display. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: 4:3 LETTER BOX SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE To set, press...
  • Page 48: Custom Settings (Custom Setup)

    Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP) “CUSTOM SETUP” allows you to set the playback conditions. The default settings are underlined. Select “CUSTOM SETUP” in the setup display. CUSTOM SETUP AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE: PARENTAL CONTROL TRACK SELECTION: To set, press , then To quit, press DISPLAY x AUTO PLAY...
  • Page 49 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...
  • Page 50 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.
  • Page 51: Settings For The Sound (Audio Setup)

    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 or Dolby Digital format) are recorded. • OFF : No priority given. • AUTO : Priority given. Notes •...
  • Page 52 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 are recorded in Dolby Digital format. For details on the rear signal components, see “Displaying the audio information of the disc”...
  • Page 53: Controlling Your Tv Or Av Receiver (Amplifier) With The Supplied Remote

    Notes • 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 reset to 01 (Sony). Reset the appropriate code number. mark.
  • Page 54 Controlling your TV or AV Receiver (Amplifier) with the Supplied Remote Manufacturer Code Manufacturer number Panasonic Sony (default) Akai Philco Philips Pioneer Centurion Coronado Portland Curis-Mathes Quasar Daytron Radio Shack Emerson 03, 04, 14 Fisher Sampo General Electric 06, 10...
  • Page 55: Additional Information

    If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the problem. 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.
  • Page 56 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).
  • Page 57 , The self-diagnosis function was activated. See the table on page 58. 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.
  • Page 58: Self-Diagnosis Function

    , 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)
  • Page 59: Specifications

    Specifications CD/DVD player Laser Semiconductor laser Signal format system NTSC 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 CD: 2 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB) Signal-to-noise ratio More than 110 dB (AUDIO OUT connectors only)
  • Page 60: Glossary

    Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) (page 33) The general name of technology that Sony developed to enjoy surround sound in a home. It simulates the sound of a movie editing studio instead of the usual concert hall so that you can enjoy the surround sound of a movie theater in the comfort of your own home.
  • Page 61 Track (page 5) Sections of a picture or a music piece on a CD or VIDEO CD. Each track is assigned a track number enabling you to locate the track you want. 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.
  • Page 62: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see page 32, 46. Code Language Code 1027 Afar 1186 1194 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1196 1203 1039 Amharic 1209 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1217 1051 Aymara 1226 1229 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1233 1235 1057 Byelorussian 1239...
  • Page 63: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details. Front Panel 1 ! (power) button and indicator (16) Disconnects the power of the player or places the player in standby mode. 2 VES (Virtual Enhanced Surround) button and indicator (33) Press to select the desired “VES”...
  • Page 64 Index to Parts and Controls Rear Panel AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL OPTICAL 1 AUDIO OUT R (right)/L (left) connectors (8, 10) Connect to the audio input connector on your TV or receiver (amplifier). 2 DIGITAL OUT COAXIAL connector (10, 12) Connect to an audio component using a coaxial digital connecting cord.
  • Page 65 Remote 1 ZOPEN/CLOSE button (17) Opens or closes the disc tray. 2 Number buttons Selects the items or settings. 3 CLEAR button (27, 38) Press to return to continuous play, etc. 4 ANGLE button (33) Changes the angles when playing a DVD. 5 AUDIO button (30) Changes the sound while playing a DVD or VIDEO 6 PROGRAM button (39)
  • Page 66: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 47 4:3 LETTER BOX 47 4:3 PAN SCAN 47 4:3 WIDE MODE 47 5.1 Channel Surround 12 A-B REPEAT 41 ADVANCED 35 Angle 32 ANGLE 32 AUDIO 30, 46 AUDIO ATT 51 AUDIO DRC 51 AUDIO SETUP 51 AUTO PLAY 48 BACKGROUND 47 Batteries 7...
  • Page 68 Sony Corporation Printed in China...