Video cassette recorder / dvd recorder (160 pages)
Summary of Contents for Sony SLV-D360P Operating Instructions (For SLV-D360P DVD Player)
Recorder Operating Instructions For customers in the USA If you have any questions about your Sony DVD-VCR, you may call Sony Customer Information Services Company at 1-800-VHS-SONY (847-7669). For all other Sony product questions, please call Sony Customer Information Services Company at 1-800-222-SONY (7669).
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. ______________ Serial No.______________ CAUTION You are cautioned that any...
Important Safety Instructions 1 Read these instructions. 2 Keep these instructions. 3 Heed all warnings. 4 Follow all instructions. 5 Do not use this apparatus near water. 6 Clean only with dry cloth. 7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Table of contents 2 WARNING 2 Welcome! 2 General Precautions 3 Important Safety Instructions 3 DVD Precautions 6 About this manual 6 This player can play the following discs 8 Notes about discs Getting Started 9 Step 1 : Unpacking 10 Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander 13 Step 3 : Basic hookups 20 Step 4 : Selecting a language...
DVD Additional Operations 77 Using the DVD’s menu 79 Zooming into a scene 80 Changing the angles 81 Displaying the subtitle 82 Various play mode functions (Program play, Shuffle play, Repeat play) 87 Changing the sound 88 Virtual surround setting 90 Playing an MP3 audio track 95 Playing JPEG image files 99 Playing VIDEO CDs with “PBC ON/...
About this manual Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for the 2 models: SLV-D560P SLV-D360P your model name by looking at the rear panel of your DVD-VCR is the model used for illustration SLV-D560P purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “...
Region code Your player has a region code printed on the back of the unit and only will play DVD VIDEO discs (playback only) labeled with identical region codes. This system is used to protect copyrights. DVDs labeled will also play on this player. If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the message “Playback prohibited by area limitations.”...
Note on playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs Some playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software producers. Since this player plays DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available.
Getting Started Step 1 : Unpacking Check that you have received the following items with the DVD-VCR: • Remote commander • 75-ohm coaxial cable with F-type connectors • Size AA (R6) batteries Note • The supplied remote commander is for the exclusive use of this DVD-VCR. Unpacking...
(+) end clicks into position. Using the remote commander You can use this remote commander to operate this DVD-VCR and a Sony TV. Buttons on the remote commander marked with an orange dot (•) can be used to operate your Sony TV.
Controlling other TVs with the remote commander The remote commander is preprogrammed to control non-Sony TVs. If your TV is listed in the following table, set the appropriate manufacturer’s code number. Set TV / DVD·VIDEO at the top of the remote commander to TV.
Notes • If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be erased. • If the TV uses a different remote control system from the one programmed to work with the DVD-VCR, you cannot control your TV with the remote commander. •...
Plug and Play function. • Be sure you make connections firmly. Loose connections may cause picture distortion. • If your TV does not match any of the examples provided, see your nearest Sony dealer or qualified technician. Selecting the best hookup option There are many ways in which your DVD-VCR can be hooked up.
Audio/video (A/V) hookup If your TV has audio/video (A/V) input jacks, you will get better picture and sound if you hook up your DVD-VCR using these connections. If your TV does not have A/V inputs, see the following pages for antenna or cable hookups. Note that “Advanced Hookups”...
Hookup 1 (Plug and Play) Antenna hookup Make the following connections if you are using an antenna (if you do not have cable TV). A Use this hookup if you are using: • VHF/UHF antenna (you get channels 2–13 and channels 14 and higher) •...
Hookup 1 : DVD-VCR setup Plug the DVD-VCR into an AC outlet. The DVD-VCR automatically presets the DVD-VCR’s clock and TV channels when the DVD-VCR is plugged into the AC outlet. to AC outlet The DVD-VCR starts presetting the clock and channels. When Auto preset is completed, the current time appears in the display window.
Hookup 2 (Plug and Play) You have no cable box, or a cable box with only a few scrambled channels Recommended use Use this hookup if you do not have a cable box. Also use this hookup if your cable system scrambles only a few channels.
Hookup 2 : DVD-VCR setup Plug the DVD-VCR into an AC outlet. The DVD-VCR automatically presets the DVD-VCR’s clock and TV channels when the DVD-VCR is plugged into the AC outlet. to AC outlet The DVD-VCR starts presetting the clock and channels. When Auto preset is completed, the current time appears in the display window.
Hookup 3 Connecting a cable box with many scrambled channels Recommended use Use this hookup if your cable system scrambles all or most channels. What you can do with this hookup • Record any channel by selecting the channel on the cable box What you cannot do •...
Step 4 : Selecting a language You can change the on-screen display language. Before you start… • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • To control the DVD-VCR, set TV / DVD·VIDEO to DVD·VIDEO on the remote (page 10). •...
Press SET UP to exit the menu. Selecting a language...
Step 5 : Setting the clock Using the Auto Clock Set feature Some TV and cable channels transmit time signals with their broadcasts. Your DVD- VCR can pick up this time signal to automatically set the clock. The Auto Clock Set feature works only if a channel in your area is broadcasting a time signal.
Press V/v to select “Auto”, then press ENTER. Press V/v to select the item you want, then press B/b to make the setting. • For “Clock data CH” Leave the setting to “Auto” to have the DVD-VCR automatically search for a channel that carries a time signal.
Notes • The clock cannot be set automatically if you do not receive a channel that carries a time signal in your area. If so, set the clock manually (page 24). • If there are only a few channels in your area that carry time signals, setting the clock automatically may take up to about 20 minutes.
Press V/v to select ENTER. Press V/v to set the hour. Press b to select the minutes and set the minutes by pressing V/v. Set the month, day, and year in sequence by pressing b to select the item to be set, and press V/v to select the digits, then press b.
Step 6 : Presetting channels This DVD-VCR is capable of receiving VHF channels 2 to 13, UHF channels 14 to 69 and unscrambled CATV channels 1 to 125. First, we recommend that you preset the receivable channels in your area using automatic presetting methods.
Press V/v to select “Channel Setup”, then press ENTER. The “CHANNEL SETUP” menu appears. Press V/v to select “Ant/Cable.” • To preset cable TV channels: Press • To preset VHF and UHF channels: Press Press V/v to select “Auto Channel Memory,” then press ENTER.
Presetting/disabling channels manually Before you start… • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. When using a cable box, turn it on. • To control the DVD-VCR, set TV / DVD·VIDEO to DVD·VIDEO on the remote (page 10). • Set the “RF Output Channel” to “3CH” or “4CH”...
To preset/disable a channel: Press CH +/– or number buttons to enter the channel number. Press B/b to select “ADD” (in memory) or “DELETE” (deleted). Press ENTER. Press O RETURN to confirm the setting. Press SET UP to exit the menu. Note •...
Step 7 : Setting up the VCR Plus+ (SLV-D560P only) How the VCR Plus+ system works Whenever you want to record a TV program, all you need to do is look up the “PlusCode” number, a number assigned to each program published in the TV section of most newspapers, cable TV listings, and even TV GUIDE magazine.
Press SET UP, then press V/v to select (OPTION) and press ENTER. Press V/v to select “Channel Setup”, then press ENTER. The “CHANNEL SETUP” menu appears. Press V/v to select “Guide Channel Setup,” then press ENTER. Setting up the VCR Plus+ ®...
The upper row shows VCR Plus+ guide channels and the lower row shows TV channels or cable box out put channels. Press B/b to select the channel number that does not match the guide channel. • If you made Hookup 1 (page 15) or 2 (page 17): Enter the actual number on your TV (and VCR), then press V/v.
Basic Operations Playing discs Depending on the disc, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. Before you start ... • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.
Press H PLAY. The disc tray closes and the DVD player starts playback. The display window shows the playback time Depending on the disc, a menu may appear on the TV screen. For DVDs, see page 77. For VIDEO CDs, see page 99. * “–...
Locate a point quickly Watch slow motion in continuous play mode (DVD and VIDEO CD only) Replay the previous scene for 10 seconds in continuous play mode* (Instant Replay) Briefly fast forward the current scene for 30 seconds in continuous play mode* (Instant Advance) Stop play and remove the disc If you pause the DVD player for more than 5 minutes, the DVD player will automatically stop.
Notes • No sound is output except for: – during normal play – during playback quickly or slowly with sound • You cannot perform playback quickly or slowly with sound when a virtual surround effect is set. • The fast reverse operation may not be possible for CD, MP3 and VIDEO CD depending on the recording method.
Notes on playing DTS* sound tracks on a CD • When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise will be heard from the analog stereo jacks. To avoid possible damage to the audio system, the consumer should take proper precautions when the analog stereo jacks of the DVD player are connected to an amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital Surround™...
Guide to the on-screen display You can check disc information during playback. The displayed contents differ according to the type of disc being played. Press DISPLAY during playback. The following information appears; type of disc, current title/track, chapter, counter position, voice language, subtitle language and Custom AV Mode setting.
To playback the desired title/track or chapter You can playback the desired title/track or chapter using this menu. Press V/v during playback to select the desired item. Press B/b to change the item. Press ENTER to start playback. Press DISPLAY or O RETURN to turn off the menu.
Notes • The display may not change as operated depending on the disc. • The display window continue indicating the playing time even when the counter position information on the on-screen display is being changed. To adjust the playback picture (Custom AV Mode) You can adjust the video signal of the DVD or VIDEO CD (with PBC function off) from the player to obtain the picture quality you want.
Locking the disc tray You can lock the disc tray so that the disc tray is not opened by mistake. To lock the disc tray When the DVD-VCR is turned on, press x, X and SELECT DVD on the unit at the same time.
Playing a tape Before you start ... • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO to DVD·VIDEO, then press SELECT VIDEO to control the VCR (page 10).
Additional tasks Stop play Pause play* Resume play after pause Fast-forward the tape Rewind the tape Eject the tape * If you pause the VCR for more than 5 minutes, the VCR will automatically resume play. To turn off the power while rewinding (Rewind Shut Off) Press ?/1 while the tape is rewinding.
To resume normal playback Press H PLAY. To use the time counter Press CLEAR at the point on the tape that you want to find later. The counter in the display window resets to “0:00:00.” To search for the counter 0:00:00 point automatically, see “To search for the counter 0:00:00 point”...
Recording TV programs Before you start ... • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO to DVD·VIDEO, then press SELECT VIDEO to control the VCR (page 10).
Press SP/EP to select the tape speed, SP or EP. EP (Extended Play) provides recording time three times as long as SP (Standard Play). However, SP produces better picture and audio quality. Press z REC to start recording. “ To stop recording Press x STOP.
To watch another TV program while recording Press TV/VIDEO to display “TV” in the display window. If your TV is connected to the VCR using A/V connections, set the TV to the TV’s antenna input; if not, skip this step. Select another channel on the TV.
Recording TV programs using the timer You can preset up to eight programs at a time. Before you start… • Check that the DVD-VCR clock is set to the correct time. • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.
Set the channel number, start and stop times, date, and tape speed: Press b to select each item in turn. Press V/v to set each item. To correct a setting, press B to return to that setting and reset. • To record from a source connected to the LINE IN 1 or LINE-2 IN jacks, press INPUT SELECT or V/v to display “L1 ”...
To use the Auto Tape Speed function When you are recording a program in the Auto mode and the remaining tape becomes shorter than the recording time, the tape speed is automatically changed to EP mode. Note that some noise will appear on the picture when the tape speed is changed. If you want to keep the tape speed, select SP.
Recording TV programs using the Dial Timer SLV-D560P The Dial Timer function allows you to make timer recordings of programs without turning on your TV. Set the recording timer to record up to eight programs that will be broadcast within a month using the DIAL TIMER. The recording start time and recording stop time can be set at one minute intervals.
Press DIAL TIMER to set the start time. “START” and the next quarter hour increment appear alternately in the display window. Turn DIAL TIMER to set the recording start time. You can set the recording start time in 15 minute intervals or adjust the time in one minute intervals by pressing the CHANNEL +/–...
Turn DIAL TIMER to set the recording stop time. You can set the recording stop time in 15 minute intervals or adjust the time in one minute intervals by pressing the CHANNEL +/– buttons on the unit. Press DIAL TIMER. Current channel flashes in the display window.
To return to the previous step To return to the previous step, press the CHANNEL + and – buttons on the unit at the same time during any of the Dial Timer settings. To set the clock Hold down DIAL TIMER so that MONTH indicator appears in the display window.
About the Demonstration Mode The Dial Timer function has a Demonstration Mode that allows the user, such as a salesperson, to enter more than eight examples of timer settings when demonstrating the use of the Dial Timer. It cancels the FULL notice which appears if eight programs have already been set.
Recording TV programs using the VCR Plus+ ® system Just enter the PlusCode number listed in the TV program guide. The date, time and channel number of that program are set automatically. You can preset up to eight programs together with the DIAL TIMER and manual timer settings at one time.
Press the number buttons to enter the PlusCode number. To correct a setting, press B to return to that setting and reset. Press V/v to select “Mode.” Press B/b to select the recording pattern: To record Only once Everyday Monday to Friday Every Monday to Saturday Everyday Once a week...
To stop recording To stop the VCR while recording, press x STOP. To use the DVD-VCR after setting the timer To use the DVD-VCR before a timer recording begins, just press ?/1. The timer indicator disappears from the display window and the DVD-VCR switches on. Remember to press ?/1 to reset the VCR to the timer recording standby mode after using the VCR.
Checking/changing/canceling timer settings Before you start… • Check that the DVD-VCR clock is set to the correct time. • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.
Press O RETURN to confirm the setting. Press O RETURN again to exit the menu. When the timer settings overlap The program that starts first has priority and the second program starts recording only after the first program has finished. If the programs start at the same time, the program listed first in the menu has priority.
Locking the DVD-VCR After you have set the timer, you can lock all of the buttons on the DVD-VCR so that the settings are not canceled by mistake. To lock the DVD-VCR When the DVD-VCR is turned on, hold down ?/1 POWER on the unit until “LOCK” appears in the display window.
Advanced Hookups A/V Receiver hookup A Use this hookup if your A/V receiver has 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. ∗...
B Use this hookup if your A/V receiver has a Dolby Digital or DTS* decoder, a digital input jack and 6 speakers This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital or DTS decoder function of your AV amplifier (receiver). You are not able to enjoy the surround sound effects of this player.
S-Video/Component Video hookup Make audio connections using the LINE OUT AUDIO L/R jacks or DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks on the right side of the DVD-VCR when you use S-VIDEO/ Component Video hookup. A Use this hookup if your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack Connect an S-VIDEO cord (not supplied).
B Use this hookup if your TV has component video input jacks Connect your TV via the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video cord (not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality images. See page 62 for audio connections.
DVD Settings and Adjustments Audio Setup “Audio Setup” allows you to set the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select then press ENTER. Press V/v to select “Audio Setup,”...
Press B/b to select an item. Press SET UP to exit the menu. Menu choices • Dolby Digital Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal. The default setting is indicated in bold print. D-PCM Dolby Digital • DTS Selects whether or not to output DTS signals. The default setting is indicated in bold print.
Screen Setup “Screen Setup” allows you to set the screen according to the playback and connection conditions. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select then press ENTER. Press V/v to select “Screen Setup,” then press ENTER.
Press B/b to select an item. Press SET UP to exit the menu. Menu choices • TV Type Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3 standard or wide). The default setting is indicated in bold print. 4:3 Letter Box 4:3 Pan Scan 16:9 4:3 Letter Box...
To set the “Progressive” setting If your TV accepts progressive (480p) format signals, you will enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality image. Follow step 1 and 2 on page 68, then press V/v to select “Progressive.” Press B/b to select “On,” then press ENTER. Follow the instructions appearing on the screen.
• The “Progressive” setting can be canceled by pressing X on the unit continuously for 5 seconds or more, or selecting “Off” in step 2. Note • If you select progressive signal when you connect the DVD player to a TV that cannot accept the signal in progressive format, the image quality will deteriorate.
Setting the display or sound track language You can set various languages for the disc’s menu, sound track or subtitle. Press mode, then press V/v to select press Press V/v to select “Language Setup,” then press ENTER. The “LANGUAGE SET UP” menu appears. Setting the display or sound track language SET UP when the DVD player is in stop...
Press V/v to select the language setup item from the displayed list: “DVD Menu,” “Audio,” or “Subtitle.” Then press ENTER. Press V/v to select the desired language, then press ENTER. • DVD MENU LANGUAGE You can select the desired language for the disc’s menu.
Parental Control Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited according to a predetermined level such as the age of the users. The “Parental Control” function allows you to set a playback limitation level. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select press ENTER.
Press b to set the parental control. • If you have not entered a password The display for registering a new password appears. Enter a 4-digit password using the number buttons. The display for confirming the password appears. Re-enter the password. •...
Press SET UP to exit the menu. To change the password Select “Change Password” in step 4 on page 75. The display for entering a new password appears. Enter a new 4-digit password using the number buttons. The display for confirming the password appears. Re-enter the new password.
DVD Additional Operations 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 VIDEO which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using the TOP MENU button. When you play DVD VIDEOs that allow you to select items such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the sound,...
Press V/v/B/b to select the item you want to play or change, then press ENTER. You can also use the number buttons to select the item. Note • Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be able to use the TOP MENU button or search a point by setting the time.
Zooming into a scene You can zoom into a scene during playback or still mode. To zoom into a JPEG image, see “Playing JPEG image files” on page 95. Press ZOOM. “ ” appears. Press V/v/B/b to move “ Press ENTER repeatedly to change the magnification. Each time you press the button, the magnification changes as shown below.
Changing the angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD VIDEO, “ appears in the display window. This means that you can change the viewing angle. Press ANGLE during playback. The angle number appears on the display. The number after the slash indicates the total number of angles.
Displaying the subtitle If subtitles are recorded on the disc, you can change the subtitles or turn them on and off whenever you want while playing a DVD. Press SUBTITLE during playback. Press B/b repeatedly to select the language. Depending on the DVD, the choice of language varies. Refer to “DVD Audio/Subtitle Language”...
Various play mode functions Shuffle play, Repeat play) You can set the following play modes: • Program play (page 82), Program play MP3 audio tracks (page 92) • Shuffle play (page 84), Shuffle play MP3 audio tracks (page 93) • Repeat play (page 85) Note •...
Press B/b to select “PROGRAM”, then press ENTER. Press V/v/B/b to select the track number you want to program, then press ENTER. To program other tracks, repeat step 3. The programmed track numbers are displayed in the selected order. Press H PLAY to start program play. Program play starts.
Playing in random order (Shuffle play) You can shuffle the playback order of tracks. Subsequent “shuffling” may produce a different playing order. To shuffle MP3 audio tracks, see page 93. Press REPEAT when the DVD player is in stop mode. Press B/b to select “SHUFFLE”, then press ENTER.
Playing repeatedly (Repeat play) You can play all of the titles or tracks on a disc or a single title, chapter, or track repeatedly. Press REPEAT during playback. Press REPEAT or B/b repeatedly to select the item to be repeated. When playing a DVD •...
To return to normal play Select “Off” in step 2 or press CLEAR during repeat play. • When you press STOP during repeat play, repeat play is canceled. Notes • You cannot repeat play with DVD-RW in VR mode. • You cannot repeat play VIDEO CDs with PBC function on. See “Playing VIDEO CDs with “PBC ON/OFF”...
Changing the sound When playing a DVD recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also select the language. With 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.
Virtual surround setting When you connect a stereo TV or 2 front speakers, SURROUND lets you enjoy surround sound effects by using sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers without using actual rear speakers. Press SURROUND during playback.
To cancel the setting Select “Off” in step 2. Notes • When the playing signal does not contain a signal for the rear speakers, the surround effects will be difficult to hear. • When you activate the surround effect, turn off the surround setting of the connected TV or amplifier (receiver).
Playing an MP3 audio track You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/ CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD- ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/ DVD-Rs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) format. Press Z and place a DATA CD or DATA DVD on the disc tray, then press Z to close the tray. When you load a DATA CD or DATA DVD which contains MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files, “Select a Media Type”...
Press V/v to select “MP3”, then press ENTER. The first track starts playing. Press x STOP if necessary. Press O RETURN, then press V/v to select the desired directory in the left column, then press ENTER. Press V/v to select the desired track in the right column, then press ENTER.
Notes • Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can be used for album or track names. Anything else is displayed as an asterisk. • Up to 12 alphanumeric characters can be displayed for album or track names. • ID3 tags cannot be displayed. To program MP3 audio tracks Press x STOP twice, then press REPEAT.
To return to normal play Press CLEAR during program play. • You cannot repeat play while in program play. To shuffle MP3 audio tracks Press REPEAT when the MP3 is in stop mode. Press B/b to select “SHUFFLE,” then press ENTER. To return to normal play Press CLEAR during shuffle play.
The Playback order of MP3 audio tracks The playback order of albums and tracks recorded on a DATA CD or DATA DVD is as follows. • Structure of disc contents Tree 1 Tree 2 When you insert a DATA CD or DATA DVD and press H PLAY, the numbered tracks are played sequentially, from within a currently selected album does not take priority over the next album in the same tree.
Playing JPEG image files You can play JPEG image files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD- RWs/DVD-Rs). Press Z and place a DATA CD or DATA DVD on the disc tray, then press Z to close the tray. When you load a DATA CD or DATA DVD which contains MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files, “Select a Media Type”...
Press V/v to select “JPEG”, then press ENTER. The “Album” display will appears. If you do not press ENTER after selecting a media type, the selected media will be automatically played. Press ./> to select the next/previous album page, then press V/v/ B/b to select an image in the “Album”...
To zoom in an image Press V/v/B/b to select an image in the “Album” display, then press ENTER. Press B/b to select “ ”, then press ENTER. “ ” appears. Press V/v/B/b to move “ where you want to zoom in. Press ENTER repeatedly to change the magnification.
About JPEG image files You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD- ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs) recorded in JPEG format. However, the discs must be recorded according to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet format and DATA DVDs of Universal Disk Format (UDF) for the player to recognize the tracks (or files).
Playing VIDEO CDs with “PBC ON/OFF” Functions The PBC (Playback control) function allows you to search and perform other operations interactively. PBC playback follows a selection menu displayed on your TV screen. Press MENU to select “PBC ON.” The menu for your selection appears. Press V/v to select the item number you want.
Press ENTER. Follow the instructions in the menu for interactive operations. Refer to the instructions supplied with the disc, as the operating procedure may differ depending on the VIDEO CD. To return to the menu Press O RETURN. To play using “PBC OFF” Press MENU to select “PBC OFF.”...
VCR Additional Operations Quick Timer Recording After you have started recording, you can have the VCR stop recording automatically after a specified duration. While recording, press z REC. Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration time. Each press advances the time as follows. 0:30 1:00 The tape counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops...
Recording stereo and bilingual programs Recording stereo programs When you receive a program broadcast in stereo, press AUDIO to display “Hi-Fi” on the TV screen. You can also select “Left,” “Right,” or “Mono.” If there is noise in the stereo program, select “Mono.” The sound will be recorded in monaural (on both hi- fi and normal audio tracks) but with less noise.
Searching using various functions The VCR automatically marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each recording begins. You can easily find a specific point using various search functions. To search using the index function (Scan and Play) The VCR automatically marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each recording begins.
To search for the counter 0:00:00 point To mark a point on the tape that you want to find later, reset the tape counter to “0:00:00.” The VCR automatically fast-forwards or rewinds to the 0:00:00 point on the tape counter. Press SEARCH.
Adjusting the picture (tracking) Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape, distortion may occur if the recording is in poor condition. In this case, manually adjust the tracking. Press TRACKING +/– to display the tracking meter. The distortion should disappear as you press one of Tracking the two tracking buttons.
Changing menu options You can change the tape length, auto play and auto repeat settings. Normally the default settings are used. Change these settings if necessary. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode. Press V/v to select ENTER.
Press B/b to change the setting. Press SET UP to exit the menu. Menu choices The default settings are indicated in bold print. Menu option Tape Length Auto Play Auto Repeat Set this option to • T-120 when using a T-120 or shorter length tape. •...
Editing with another VCR How to connect to record on this VCR This VCR (Recorder) LINE-2 IN Audio/video cord (not supplied) Notes • Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same color. • If the other VCR is a monaural type and connected to this VCR’s LINE-2 IN jacks, connect the audio plug to the AUDIO L (white) jack.
Operation (when recording on this VCR) Before you start editing • Turn on the VCR and the TV and set it to the video channel. • Press INPUT SELECT to display “L1” or “L2” in the display window. • Press SP/EP to select the tape speed, SP or EP.
Additional Information General setup information Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select (OPTION), then press ENTER. Press V/v to select the option to change. Press B/b to change the setting. When changing the “RF Output Channel,” confirmation messages will appear.
Press SET UP to exit the menu. Menu choices The default settings are indicated in bold print. Menu option Auto Power Off RF Output Channel Setting the RF Output channel When connecting the DVD-VCR to the TV using only the antenna cable, you must set the RF Output channel in the “OPTION SETUP”...
Turn on your TV and set it to the channel you selected in step 1 (3CH or 4CH). The channel you selected in step 4 appears on the TV screen. If the channels change when you press CH +/–, you have made the correct setting. Whenever you use the DVD-VCR, set the TV to the channel selected in step 1.
Troubleshooting If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. (For customers in USA) General Troubleshooting Symptom The ?/1 switch does not function. The power is turned on but the DVD- VCR does not operate.
DVD Troubleshooting Symptom There is no picture/picture noise appears. Even though you set the aspect ratio in “TV Type” of the “SCREEN SETUP” menu the picture does not fill the screen. There is no picture from your VCR connected to the LINE IN jacks. There is no sound.
Symptom The disc does not play. The MP3 audio track cannot be played (page 90). The JPEG image file cannot be played. The title of the MP3 audio album/ track or JPEG image album/file is not correctly displayed. The disc does not start playing from the beginning.
If a Sony cleaning cassette is not available in your area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony dealer (a standard service fee will be charged). Do not use a commercially available liquid type cleaning cassette, as it may damage the video heads.
Symptom The timer does not operate. A tape cannot be inserted. The VCR mechanism needs to be cleaned. Control by AV mouse is not possible. • The unit is not compatible with satellite TV receiver AV Symptoms caused by contaminated video heads •...
Glossary Chapter (page 38) 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 (pages 62 and 67) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.
Interlace format 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.
Specifications System Laser Semiconductor laser Format VHS NTSC standard Video recording system Rotary head helical scanning FM system Video heads Double azimuth four heads Video signal NTSC color, EIA standards Tape speed SP: 33.35 mm/s (1 inches/s) EP: 11.12 mm/s ( inches/s) LP: 16.67 mm/s ( inches/s),...
Index to parts and controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details. Front panel SLV-D560P SLV-D360P A ?/1 POWER (on/standby) switch (11) (36) (43) B PROGRESSIVE indicator (65) (70) C Disc tray (33) D A (open/close) button (33) (35) E Tape compartment (45) F A (eject) button (43) G z REC (record) button (46)
Display window A DVD indicator (34) B Angle indicator (80) C MONTH indicator* (51) D DAY indicator* (54) E YEAR indicator* (54) F DATE indicator* (51) G Record indicator (46) H VIDEO indicator (42) Index to parts and controls I Tape indicator (42) J Timer indicator (49) K STEREO indicator (102) L Playing time/clock/current status...
Rear panel DVD player and VCR A AC power cord (13) (16) B LINE IN 1 VIDEO/AUDIO L/R jacks (108) C LINE OUT VIDEO/AUDIO L/R jacks (14) D IN (FROM ANT.) connector (15) E OUT (TO TV) connector (15) DVD player only F LINE OUT AUDIO L/R jacks (64) G COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Pr/Pb/Y jacks (65)
Remote commander for DVD A Z (open/close) button (33) (35) B TV / DVD·VIDEO switch (10) C SELECT DVD button (10) D Number buttons* (29) Index to parts and controls E CLEAR button (83) F ANGLE button (80) G SET UP button (20) H SUBTITLE button (81) I AUDIO button* (87)
Remote commander for VIDEO A Z (eject) button (43) B TV / DVD·VIDEO switch (10) C SELECT VIDEO button (10) D Number buttons* (29) E CLEAR button (44) (49) F SET UP button (20) G TIMER button (48) H AUDIO button* (102) SKIP button (43) REPLAY button (43)
DVD Audio/Subtitle Language Abbreviation Language Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Czech Danish German English Spanish Finish French Greek Hungarian Indonesian Hindi Icelandic Italian Hebrew Japanese Korean Malay Dutch Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Swedish Thai Turkish Vietnamese Afrikaans DVD Audio/Subtitle Language...