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DVD Player/
Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
Manual de instrucciones
For customers in the USA
If you have any questions about your Sony DVD-VCR, you may call Sony Customer
Information Center at 1-800-VHS-SONY (847-7669).
For all other Sony product questions, please call Sony Customer Information Center at
1-800-222-SONY (7669).
Or write to: Sony Customer Information Center 12451 Gateway Boulevard Ft. Myers,
FL 33913
For Customers in Canada
If this product is not working properly, please call 1-877-602-2008 for Peace of Mind
Warranty Replacement service.
For other product related questions please contact our Customer Information Service
Center at 1-877-899-7669 or write to us at: Customer Information Service 115 Gordon
Baker Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2H 3R6
SLV-D370P
© 2006 Sony Corporation
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    Manual de instrucciones For customers in the USA If you have any questions about your Sony DVD-VCR, you may call Sony Customer Information Center at 1-800-VHS-SONY (847-7669). For all other Sony product questions, please call Sony Customer Information Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669).

  • Page 2: Warning

    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...

  • Page 3: Precautions

    When the video heads are dirty, clean the video heads using a Sony video head cleaning cassette. 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...

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    Copyright • Television programs, films, video tapes and other materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such material may be contrary to the provisions of the copyright laws. Also, use of this recorder with cable television transmission may require authorization from the cable television transmission and/or program owner.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 2 WARNING 2 Notes about discs 3 Precautions 7 About this manual 7 This player can play the following discs Getting Started 10 Step 1 : Unpacking 11 Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander 14 Step 3 : Basic hookups 20 Step 4 : Selecting a language 22 Step 5 : Setting the clock 26 Step 6 : Presetting channels...

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    DVD Settings and Adjustments 54 Audio Setup 56 Screen Setup 60 Setting the display or sound track language 62 Parental Control (limiting playback by children) DVD Additional Operations 65 Using the DVD’s menu 66 Zooming into a scene 67 Changing the angles 68 Displaying the subtitle 70 Various play mode functions (Program play, Shuffle play, Repeat play) 74 Changing the sound...

  • Page 7: About This Manual

    About this manual • This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the DVD-VCR having the same or similar names. • “DVD” may be used as a general term for DVD VIDEOs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, and DVD+RWs/ DVD+Rs.

  • Page 8: Region Code

    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, a message will appear on the TV screen to indicate that the disc is not playable.

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    Note on DualDiscs This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates DVD recorded material on one side with digital audio material on the other side. Please be aware that the audio side of a DualDisc may not play on this product because these discs do not conform to the CD standard.

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    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...

  • Page 11: Step 2 : Setting Up The Remote Commander

    Reattach the cover after inserting the battery. 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.

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    Controlling 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 switch at the top of the remote commander to TV.

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    Code numbers of controllable TVs If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until you find the one that works with your TV. TV brand Code number Sony 01 (default) Akai Centurion Coronado...

  • Page 14: Step 3 : Basic Hookups

    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.

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    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” (page 30) explains additional hookup methods that will optimize the picture and sound for a true “hometheater”...

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    Hookup 1 (Plug and Play) A Use this hookup if you are using: • VHF/UHF antenna (you get channels 2–13 and channels 14 and higher) • UHF-only antenna (you get channels 14 and higher) • Separate VHF and UHF antennas DVD-VCR B Use this hookup if you are using a VHF-only antenna (you get channels 2–13 only)

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    C Use this hookup if you have no cable box, or a cable box with only a few scrambled channels What you can do with this hookup • Record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel on the VCR What you cannot do •...

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    DVD-VCR setup (Hookup 1 continued) 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.

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    Hookup 2 Use this hookup if you are connecting a cable box with many scrambled channels What you can do with this hookup • Record any channel by selecting the channel on the cable box What you cannot do • Record with the cable box turned off •...

  • Page 20: Step 4 : Selecting A Language

    Step 4 : Selecting a language You can change the on-screen display language. Before you start… • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Set the TV to video input so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. •...

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    Press SET UP to exit the menu. Selecting a language...

  • Page 22: Step 5 : Setting The Clock

    Step 5 : Setting the clock You must set the clock on the DVD-VCR to use the timer features properly. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Press V/v to select ENTER. Set the hour, minutes, month, day and year in sequence by pressing B/b to select the item to be set, and press V/v to select the digits. The day of the week is set automatically. Press ENTER to confirm the setting.

  • Page 26: Step 6 : Presetting Channels

    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. Then, if there are any unwanted channels, disable them manually.

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    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.

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    Presetting/disabling channels manually Before you start… • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. When using a cable box, turn it on. • Set the TV to video input so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. •...

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    Press V/v to select “Channel Add/Delete,” then press ENTER. 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.

  • Page 30: Advanced Hookups

    Advanced Hookups S-Video/Component Video hookup Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). You can enjoy higher quality images when playing DVDs. Make audio connections using the LINE OUT AUDIO L/R jacks or DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL) jacks on the right side of the DVD-VCR when you use S-VIDEO/Component Video hookup.

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    AUse this hookup if your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack Connect an S-VIDEO cord (not supplied). You will enjoy high quality images. BUse this hookup if your TV has component video input jacks Connect a component video cord (not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length.

  • Page 32: V Receiver Hookup

    A/V Receiver hookup Select one of the following patterns A or B, accordiing to the input jack on your AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen to DVD audio tracks through your AV amplifier (receiver). For correct speaker location, see the operating instructions supplied with the connected components.

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    A Connecting to audio L/R jacks This connection uses a stereo amplifier’s (receiver’s) two front speakers for sound. You can enjoy the surround function that creates virtual speakers from two stereo speakers. Select from “Surround1”, “Surround2” or “Surround3” of the surround effects (page 76).

  • Page 34: Basic Operations

    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. • Set the TV to video input so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.

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    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 65. For VIDEO CDs, see page 88. * “–...

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    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...

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    To playback quickly or slowly with sound (DVD only) You can listen to dialog or sound while playing the current scene quickly or slowly. To playback quickly, press M during playback. To playback slowly, press X PAUSE, then press Press PLAY o return to normal playback.

  • Page 38: Guide To The On-screen Display

    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. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Page 41: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape Before you start ... • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Set the TV to video input so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote.

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    Additional operations Stop play Pause play Resume play after pause Fast-forward the tape Rewind the tape Eject the tape View the picture during fast-forward or rewind Play at high speed Play in slow motion Play frame by frame Replay the previous scene in continuous play mode* (Instant Replay) Fast forward the current scene for 30...

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    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 “Searching using various functions” on page 92. To display the counter on the TV screen, press DISPLAY during normal playback.

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    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 the two tracking buttons.

  • Page 45: Recording Tv Programs

    Recording TV programs Before you start ... • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. When using a cable box, turn it on. • Set the TV to video input so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. •...

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    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. “ window. To stop recording Press x STOP.

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    To watch another TV program while recording Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. 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;...

  • Page 48: Recording Tv Programs Using The Timer

    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. When using a cable box, turn it on. •...

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    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”...

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    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.

  • Page 51: Checking/changing/canceling Timer Settings

    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. When using a cable box or a decoder, turn it on. • Set the TV to video input so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.

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    Press V/v to select setting you want to change or cancel. • To change the setting, press B/b to select the item you want to change, and press V/v to change it. • To cancel the setting, press CLEAR. Press O RETURN to confirm the setting. Press O RETURN again to exit the menu.

  • Page 53: Locking The Dvd-vcr (child Lock)

    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.

  • Page 54: Dvd Settings And Adjustments

    DVD Settings and Adjustments Audio Setup “Audio Setup” allows you to set the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select then press ENTER.

  • Page 55

    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.

  • Page 56: Screen Setup

    Screen Setup “Screen Setup” allows you to set the screen according to the playback and connection conditions. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select then press ENTER.

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    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...

  • Page 58

    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 56, then press V/v to select “Progressive.” Press B/b to select “On,” then press ENTER. Follow the instructions appearing on the screen.

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    Press SET UP to exit the menu. To cancel the “Progressive” setting Select “ ” in step 2. You can also cancel by pressing SELECT DVD and then press X on the unit continuously for 5 seconds or more. Note •...

  • Page 60: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language

    Setting the display or sound track language You can set various languages for the disc’s menu, sound track or subtitle. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. Press mode, then press V/v to select press Press V/v to select “Language Setup,”...

  • Page 61

    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. • AUDIO LANGUAGE Switches the language of the sound track. When you select “Original,” the language given priority in the disc is selected.

  • Page 62: Parental Control (limiting Playback By Children)

    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. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote.

  • Page 63

    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. •...

  • Page 64

    To change the password Select “Change Password” in step 4 on page 63. 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. To turn off the Parental Control function Set “Use Password”...

  • Page 65: Dvd Additional Operations

    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,...

  • Page 66: Zooming Into A Scene

    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 84. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. Press ZOOM.

  • Page 67: Changing The Angles

    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.

  • Page 68: Displaying The Subtitle

    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 SELECT DVD to control the DVD player. Press SUBTITLE during playback. Press B/b repeatedly to select the language.

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    Press V/v repeatedly to select “On.” To turn off the subtitles Select “Off” in step 4. Note • Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to change the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles are recorded on it. You also may not be able to turn them off. Displaying the subtitle...

  • Page 70: Various Play Mode Functions (program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play)

    Various play mode functions Shuffle play, Repeat play) Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. Notes • The play mode is canceled when: – you open the disc tray – the player enters standby mode by pressing [/1.

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    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 4. The programmed track numbers are displayed in the selected order. Press H PLAY to start program play. Program play starts.

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    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 81. Press SELECT DVD to control the DVD player. Press REPEAT when the DVD player is in stop mode. Press B/b to select “SHUFFLE”, then press ENTER.

  • Page 73: Playing Repeatedly (repeat Play)

    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 SELECT DVD to control the DVD player. Press REPEAT during playback. Press REPEAT or B/b repeatedly to select the item to be repeated. When playing a DVD •...

  • Page 74: Changing The Sound

    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.

  • Page 75

    Notes • To enjoy Dolby Digital or DTS effect from a LinearPCM format disc, you have to make the connection using DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL) (page 32). • When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set “DTS” to “On” in “AUDIO SETUP” menu (page 54).

  • Page 76: Virtual Surround Setting

    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.

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    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).

  • Page 78: Playing An Mp3 Audio Track

    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. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. Press SELECT DVD to control the DVD player.

  • Page 79

    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.

  • Page 80

    To turn off the display Press x STOP twice, then press O RETURN repeatedly. 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. •...

  • Page 81

    To stop program play Press x STOP during program play. To return to normal play Press CLEAR during program play. Notes • Up to 20 tracks can be programmed at one time. • You cannot repeat play while in program play. To shuffle MP3 audio tracks Press REPEAT when the MP3 is in stop mode.

  • Page 82

    Notes • If you put the extension “.MP3” to data not in MP3 format, the player cannot recognize the data properly and will generate a loud noise which could damage your speaker system. • The player cannot play audio tracks in MP3PRO format. •...

  • Page 83

    Tips • If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the track file names, the tracks will be played in that order. • A disc with many trees takes longer to start playback. Some discs with many trees cannot be played back.

  • Page 84: Playing Jpeg Image Files

    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). Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. Press SELECT DVD to control the DVD player. Press Z and place a DATA CD or DATA DVD on the disc tray, then press Z to close the tray.

  • Page 85

    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”...

  • Page 86

    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 “ “ ” appears. Press V/v/B/b to move “ where you want to zoom in. Press ENTER repeatedly to change the magnification.

  • Page 87

    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). You can also play DATA CDs or DATA DVDs recorded in Multi Session or Multi Border (see “Note on Multi Session/Border discs”...

  • Page 88: Playing Video Cds With "pbc On/off" Functions

    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. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote.

  • Page 89

    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.”...

  • Page 90: Vcr Additional Operations

    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.

  • Page 91: Recording Stereo And Bilingual Programs

    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.”...

  • Page 92: Searching Using Various Functions

    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. Press SELECT VIDEO to control the VCR. Insert an indexed tape into the VCR. Press SEARCH.

  • Page 93

    • Scan and Play (To search using the index function): Press b to scan ahead, or B to scan backwards. The VCR searches and then plays back for about five seconds. Press H PLAY to view the program. If you do not press H PLAY, the VCR automatically searches for the next index mark, or until it reaches the end of the tape.

  • Page 94: Changing Menu Options

    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. Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode.

  • Page 95

    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. •...

  • Page 96: Editing With Another Vcr

    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.

  • Page 97

    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 Insert a source tape with its safety tab removed into the other (playback) VCR.

  • Page 98: Additional Information

    Additional Information General setup information Before you start… • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO switch to DVD·VIDEO on the remote. 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.

  • Page 99

    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”...

  • Page 100

    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.

  • Page 101: Troubleshooting

    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.

  • Page 102

    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.

  • Page 103

    Symptom The disc does not play. The MP3 audio track cannot be played (page 78). 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.

  • Page 104

    • Adjust the tracking with the TRACKING +/– buttons. • The video heads are dirty (see “On cleaning the video heads” (page 3)). Clean the video heads using a Sony video head cleaning cassette. 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).

  • Page 105

    Symptom The timer does not operate. A tape cannot be inserted. Control by AV mouse is not possible. • The unit is not compatible with satellite TV receiver AV Remedy • Check that the clock is set. • Make sure a tape has been inserted. •...

  • Page 106: Glossary

    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 32 and 55) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 107

    DVD-RW (page 7) A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVD-RW has two different modes: VR mode and Video mode. DVD-RWs created in Video mode have the same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the contents to be programmed or edited.

  • Page 108: Specifications

    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),...

  • Page 109: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to parts and controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details. Front panel A ?/1 POWER (on/standby) switch (37) (42) B Disc tray (34) C A (open/close) button (34) (36) D Tape compartment (41) E A (eject) button (42) F z REC (record) button (46) G m (rewind)/M (fast-forward) button (36) (42)

  • Page 110: Display Window

    Display window A DVD indicator (35) B Angle indicator (67) C Record indicator (46) D VIDEO indicator (41) E Tape indicator (41) F Timer indicator (49) Rear panel DVD player and VCR A AC power cord (14) (18) B LINE IN 1 VIDEO/AUDIO L/R jacks (96) C LINE OUT VIDEO/AUDIO L/R jacks (15)

  • Page 111

    Remote commander for DVD A Z (open/close) button (34) (36) B TV / DVD·VIDEO switch (11) C SELECT DVD button (11) D Number buttons* (29) E CLEAR button (71) F ANGLE button (67) G SET UP button (20) H SUBTITLE button (68) I AUDIO button* (74) SKIP button (35) REPLAY button (35)

  • Page 112

    Remote commander for VIDEO A Z (eject) button (42) B TV / DVD·VIDEO switch (11) C SELECT VIDEO button (11) D Number buttons* (29) E CLEAR button (43) (49) Index to parts and controls F SET UP button (20) G TIMER button (48) H AUDIO button* (91) SKIP button (42) REPLAY button (42)

  • Page 113: Dvd Audio/subtitle Language

    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...

  • Page 114: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 57 4:3 Letter Box 57 4:3 Pan Scan 57 Adjusting picture 44 tracking 44 Angle 67 Audio track 91 Audio/video (A/V) hookup 15 Auto Clock Set 22 Cable hookup 14 Cleaning the video heads 3 Clock setting 22 Connecting Cable TV 19 external antenna connector...

  • Page 116: Procedimientos Iniciales

    Índice Este manual muestra la configuración básica para utilizar la Videograbadora-DVD. Para ver detalles, consulte el manual de instrucciones en inglés. Procedimientos iniciales 3 Conexiones básicas 9 Selección del idioma 10 Ajuste del reloj 11 Memorización de canales Operaciones básicas 12 Reproducción de discos 14 Reproducción de cintas 16 Grabación de programas de TV...

  • Page 117: Conexiones Básicas

    • Si su televisor no coincide con ninguno de los ejemplos suministrados, consulte con el proveedor Sony o técnico calificado más cercano. Selección de la mejor opción de conexión Si su televisor tiene entradas de audio/video, consulte la página 4 para la conexión de audio/ video (A/V).

  • Page 118

    Conexión de audio/video (A/V) Si su televisor tiene tomas de entrada de audio/vídeo (A/V), obtendrá mejor imagen y sonido si conecta su Videograbadora-DVD utilizando estas conexiones. Si su televisor no tiene entrada A/V, consulte las páginas siguientes para la conexión de antena o cable. Si no piensa utilizar su Videograbadora-DVD para grabar programas, solamente necesitará...

  • Page 119

    Conexión 1 (Plug and Play) A Utilice esta conexión si está utilizando: • Antena VHF/UHF (obtendrá los canales 2–13 y canales 14 y superior) • Antena UHF sólo (obtendrá los canales 14 y superiores) • Antenas VHF y UHF independientes Videograbadora-DVD B Utilice esta conexión si emplea una antena sólo para VHF (obtendrá...

  • Page 120

    C Utilice esta conexión si no tiene decodificador de cable, o si tiene un decodificador de cable con sólo unos pocos canales codificados Uso recomendado Utilice esta conexión si no tiene un decodificador. Utilice también esta conexión si su sistema de cable sólo codifica algunos canales. Con esta conexión podrá...

  • Page 121

    Videograbadora-DVD configuración (Conexión 1 continuación) Enchufe la Videograbadora-DVD en la toma de CA. Cuando enchufe la Videograbadora-DVD en la toma de CA, la Videograbadora-DVD preajustará automáticamente el reloj y memorizará los canales de TV de la Videograbadora-DVD. a la toma de CA La Videograbadora-DVD empezará...

  • Page 122

    Conexión 2 Utilice esta conexión si va a conectar un decodificador de cable con muchos canales codificados Con esta conexión podrá • Grabar cualquier canal seleccionando el canal en el decodificador Con esta conexión no podrá • Grabar con el decodificador apagado •...

  • Page 123: Selección Del Idioma

    Selección del idioma Es posible cambiar el idioma de las indicaciones en pantalla. Antes de comenzar… • Encienda la Videograbadora-DVD y su televisor. • Ajuste el televisor a entrada de vídeo para que aparezca en la pantalla de televisor la señal procedente del reproductor. •...

  • Page 124: Ajuste Del Reloj

    Ajuste del reloj Antes de comenzar… • Encienda la Videograbadora-DVD y su televisor. • Ajuste el televisor a entrada de vídeo para que aparezca en la pantalla de televisor la señal procedente del reproductor. • Si el reproductor de DVD está en el modo de reproducción, no podrá visualizar el menú...

  • Page 125: Memorización De Canales

    Memorización de canales Esta Videograbadora-DVD puede recibir los canales VHF 2 al 13, los canales UHF 14 al 69 y los canales CATV no codificados 1 al 125. Se recomienda que primero memorice los canales sintonizables en su área utilizando los métodos de memorización automática. Antes de comenzar…...

  • Page 126: Operaciones Básicas

    Operaciones básicas Reproducción de discos Dependiendo del disco, algunas operaciones podrán variar o estar restringidas. Consulte el manual de instrucciones suministrado con su disco. Antes de comenzar... • Encienda la Videograbadora-DVD y su televisor. • Ajuste el televisor a entrada de vídeo para que aparezca en la pantalla de televisor la señal procedente del reproductor.

  • Page 127

    Para Hacer pausas durante la reproducción Reanudar la reproducción después de la pausa Avanzar al siguiente fotograma en el modo de pausa Volver al fotograma anterior en el modo de pausa Ir al siguiente capítulo, tema, o escena en el modo de reproducción continua Volver al capítulo, tema o escena anterior en el modo de reproducción continua...

  • Page 128: Reproducción De Cintas

    Reproducción de cintas Antes de comenzar... • Encienda la Videograbadora-DVD y su televisor. • Ajuste el televisor a entrada de vídeo para que aparezca en la pantalla de televisor la señal procedente del reproductor. • Utilice el mando a distancia para realizar las siguientes funciones. Pulse SELECT VIDEO para controlar el reproductor de Videograbadora.

  • Page 129

    Para Reproducción a alta velocidad Reproducción a cámara lenta Reproducción fotograma a fotograma Reproducción de la escena anterior en el modo de reproducción continua* (Reproducción instantánea) Salto de la escena actual 30 s (segundo) en el modo de reproducción continua*(Salto instantáneo) Reproducción a varias velocidades (Reproducción Shuttle)

  • Page 130: Grabación De Programas De Tv

    Grabación de programas de TV Antes de comenzar... • Encienda la Videograbadora-DVD y su televisor. • Cambie el selector de entrada de su televisor de forma que aparezca la señal procedente del reproductor en la pantalla del televisor. • Para grabar desde un decodificador, enciéndalo. •...

  • Page 132

    Sony Corporation AK68-00921A Printed in China...

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