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Sony BDP-S780 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD Player
© 2011 Sony Corporation



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    4-285-964-11(1) Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD Player BDP-S780 © 2011 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. As the laser beam used in this Blu- ray Disc/DVD player is harmful to eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
  • Page 3 The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit. 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.______________ For customers in the USA If this product is not working properly, please call 1- 866-909-7669.
  • Page 4: Precautions

    Precautions This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits set out in the EMC Directive using a connection cable shorter than 3 meters. On placement • Place the player in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the player. •...
  • Page 5 Blu-ray Disc Association. • “x.v.Color” and “x.v.Color” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “PhotoTV HD” and the “PhotoTV HD” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
  • Page 6 • This product meets ENERGY STAR for energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks. ENERGY STAR is a registered mark owned by the U.S. government. • Music and video recognition technology and related data are provided by Gracenote Gracenote is the industry standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Precautions .
  • Page 8: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls Front panel The N button has a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. A Disc tray B Power indicator Lights up in white when the player is turned on. C Remote sensor D Front panel display N, X: Lights up during playback or...
  • Page 9 E CONTROL S IN / IR IN jack (U.S. models only) If you have a CONTROL S-compatible Sony TV or AV amplifier (receiver), use a Control S cable (not supplied) to connect to the Control S (output) jack. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with your TV or AV amplifier (receiver).
  • Page 10: Top Menu

    Remote The available functions of the remote differ depending on the disc or the situation. • Number 5, AUDIO, VOL +, and N PLAY buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. •...
  • Page 11 RETURN Returns to the previous display. </M/m/, Moves the highlight to select a displayed item. Center button (ENTER) Enters the selected item. E . PREV/NEXT > Skips to the previous/next chapter, track, or file. X PAUSE Pauses or re-starts playback. m/M (fast/slow/freeze frame) •...
  • Page 12: Hookups And Settings

    Hookups and Settings Step 1: Connecting the Player Do not connect the AC power cord until you have made all the connections. For supplied accessories, see “Supplied accessories” (page 35). Connecting to your TV Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your TV. Match the color of the plug to that of the jack when connecting.
  • Page 13 Connecting to your AV amplifier (receiver) Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your AV amplifier (receiver). When you select A or B, make the appropriate settings in the “Audio Settings” setup (page 28). HDMI cable (not supplied) t Set “BD Audio MIX Setting”...
  • Page 14: Step 2: Easy Setup

    Step 2: Easy Setup When turned on for the first time Wait for a short while before the player turns on and starts “Easy Setup.” Insert two Size AA (R6) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the battery compartment.
  • Page 15 To set the network settings Select “Network Settings,” “Internet Settings,” then “USB Wireless Setup” (page 31), and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. Wireless Setup Use the wireless LAN that is built into the player. LAN cable (not supplied) Wireless LAN ADSL modem/ router...
  • Page 16: Playback

    Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see “Playable discs” (page 36). Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on your TV screen. Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a disc on the disc tray. Playing side facing down Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
  • Page 17: Playing From A Usb Device

    • Some Internet content requires registration via a PC before it can be played. For further details, visit the following website: • Some Internet content may not be available in some regions/countries. Prepare for BRAVIA Internet Video.
  • Page 18 Select (Video), (Photo) on the home menu using </,. Select an Internet content provider icon using M/m, and press ENTER. When an Internet content list has not been acquired, an unacquired icon or a new icon is displayed. To use the control panel The control panel appears when the video file starts playing.
  • Page 19 Playing the same music in different rooms (PARTY STREAMING) You can play music files on the player (PARTY host) in other rooms simultaneously through Sony products (PARTY guest) which are compatible with DLNA and the PARTY STREAMING function, or vice versa. PARTY host PARTY guest Prepare for PARTY STREAMING.
  • Page 20: Available Options

    Available Options Various settings and playback operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Common options Item Details Repeat Sets the repeat mode. Setting 3D Menu • Simulated 3D: Adjusts the simulated 3D effect. •...
  • Page 21 (Music) only Item Details Registers music files in the Slideshow USB memory as slideshow background music (BGM). Start Party Starts a PARTY with the selected source. This item may not appear depending on the source. Leave Party Leaves from a PARTY which the player is participating in.
  • Page 22: Internet

    Internet Browsing Websites You can connect to the Internet and enjoy websites. Prepare for Internet Browser. Connect the player to a network (page 14). Select (Network) on the home menu using </,. Select (Internet Browser) using M/ m, and press ENTER. Some websites use functions which this browser does not support.
  • Page 23 Available options Various settings and operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Item Details Browser • Zoom: Increases or Setup decreases the size of the displayed content. • JavaScript Setup: Enables or disables JavaScript. •...
  • Page 24: Enjoying Skype

    Skype. If you do not have your own account, create one. For information about available web cameras, visit the following website: Using the Skype menu After sign-in, you can make/receive a call or make Skype settings.
  • Page 25 Skype display A Contact name B Video of the contact (for video calls only) C Signal strength indicator/Network transmission speed (wireless network connection only) D Video of yourself (for video calls only) E Available buttons The available buttons differ depending on the situation.
  • Page 26: Settings And Adjustments

    • We recommend the network update every 2 months or so. • For information about update functions, visit the following website: Screen Settings 3D Output Setting Auto: Normally select this. Off: Select this to display all content in 2D.
  • Page 27 DVD Aspect Ratio Letter Box: Displays a wide picture with black bands on the top and bottom. Pan & Scan: Displays a full-height picture on the entire screen, with trimmed sides. Cinema Conversion Mode Auto: Normally select this. The player automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate...
  • Page 28: Audio Settings

    Audio Settings Audio (HDMI) Auto: Normally select this. Outputs audio signals according to the status of the connected HDMI device. PCM: Outputs PCM signals from the HDMI OUT jack. DSD Output Mode On: Outputs DSD signals from the HDMI OUT jack when playing a Super Audio CD.
  • Page 29: Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings

    BD/DVD Viewing Settings BD/DVD Menu Selects the default menu language for BD- ROMs or DVD VIDEOs. When you select “Select Language Code,” the display for entering the language code appears. Enter the code for your language by referring to “Language code list” (page 39). Audio Selects the default track language for BD- ROMs or DVD VIDEOs.
  • Page 30: Music Settings

    Music Settings Super Audio CD Playback Layer Super Audio CD: Plays the Super Audio CD layer. CD: Plays the CD layer. Super Audio CD Playback Channel DSD 2ch: Plays the 2ch area. DSD Multi: Plays the multi-channel area. System Settings Selects your language for the player on- screen displays.
  • Page 31: Network Settings

    USB Wireless LAN Adapter for wireless network connection. For further details, visit the following website and check the FAQ contents: Network Connection Diagnostics You can run the network diagnostic to check if the network connection has been made properly.
  • Page 32: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Picture There is no picture or the picture is not output correctly. , Check that all the connecting cables are securely connected (page 12).
  • Page 33: Network Connection

    Disc The disc does not play. , The disc is dirty or skewed. , The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the playback side facing down. , The disc has a format that cannot be played back by this player (page 36). , The player cannot play a recorded disc that is not correctly finalized.
  • Page 34 N on the player until “UNLOCK” appears on the front panel display (page 8). , When “TLK ON” appears, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The disc tray does not open and you cannot remove the disc even after you press Z.
  • Page 35: Specifications

    “Exxxx” or “FAN ERR” appears on the front panel display. , When “Exxxx” appears, contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and give the error code. , When “FAN ERR” appears, try the following: 1Check that the ventilation holes on the rear of the player are not blocked.
  • Page 36: Playable Discs

    Playable discs Blu-ray BD-ROM Disc BD-R DVD-ROM DVD-R/DVD-RW DVD+R/DVD+RW CD-DA (Music CD) CD-ROM CD-R/CD-RW Super Audio CD Since the Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, some discs may not be playable depending on the disc type and the version. The audio output differs depending on the source, connected output jack, and selected audio settings.
  • Page 37: About Wireless Lan Security

    Photo File format Extensions JPEG “.jpg,” “.jpeg” The player does not play coded files such as DRM. The player does not play this file format on a DLNA server. The player can only play standard definition video on a DLNA server. The player plays AVCHD format files that are recorded on a digital video camera, etc.
  • Page 38: Notes About The Discs

    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. Manufacturer Code number Sony 01 (default) Hitachi LG/Goldstar Mitsubishi/MGA Panasonic Philips...
  • Page 39: Language Code List

    Language code list For details, see “BD/DVD Viewing Settings” (page 29). The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language 1027 Afar 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1039 Amharic 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1051 Aymara 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1057 Byelorussian 1059 Bulgarian...
  • Page 40: Index

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on-screen displays. Numerics 3D 10 “3D Output Setting” 26 AUDIO 10 “Audio Settings” 28 “BD/DVD Viewing Settings” 29 BD-LIVE 16 BD-R 36 BD-RE 36 Bitstream 32 Blu-ray Disc 36 BONUSVIEW 16 BRAVIA Internet Video BRAVIA Sync 34 CD 36 Child Lock 8...
  • Page 44 The software of this player may be updated in the future. For information about any available updates and the latest Operating Instructions, please visit the following website: 4-285-964-11(1) Printed in Malaysia...