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Sony BDP-S790 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
Hookups and Settings
Settings and Adjustments
Additional Information



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  • Page 1 Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD Player Operating Instructions BDP-S790 4-418-506-12(1) Hookups and Settings Playback Internet Settings and Adjustments Additional Information...
  • Page 2: Warning

    WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. The AC power cord must be changed only at a qualified service shop.
  • Page 3 Owner’s Record 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.______________...
  • 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 On watching 3D video images Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, fatigue, or nausea) while watching 3D video images. Sony recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video images. The length and frequency of necessary breaks will vary from person to person.
  • Page 6 • “Blu-ray 3D” and “Blu-ray 3D” logo are trademarks of 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.
  • Page 7 patents. Gracenote, CDDB, MusicID, MediaVOCS, the Gracenote logo and logotype, and the “Powered by Gracenote” logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Gracenote in the United States and/or other countries. Opera Browser Opera(r) Browser from Opera Software ASA. Copyright 1995-2010 Opera Software ASA. All rights reserved.
  • Page 8 Gracenote deems sufficient. No warranty is made that the Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers are error-free or that functioning of Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers will be uninterrupted. Gracenote is not obligated to provide you with new enhanced or additional data types or categories that Gracenote may provide in the future and is free to discontinue its services at any time.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ..........2 Precautions .
  • Page 10: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) Turns on the player, or sets to standby mode. B Disc tray C Front panel display N, X: Lights up during playback or pause. : Lights up when enabling the repeat setting.
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    C Ventilation holes D CONTROL S IN / IR IN jack 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 12 Remote The available functions of the remote differ depending on the disc or the situation. OPEN/ CLOSE INPUT DISPLAY AUDIO SUBTITLE YELLOW BLUE PREV REPLAY ADVANCE PLAY NETFLIX PAUSE STOP Number 5, AUDIO, VOL +, and N PLAY buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player.
  • Page 13: Top Menu

    Shortcut keys for interactive functions. D TOP MENU Opens or closes the BD’s or DVD’s Top Menu. Accesses the “Sony Entertainment Network™” online service. POP UP/MENU Opens or closes the BD-ROM’s Pop-up Menu, or the DVD’s menu. OPTIONS (page 24) The options menu that can be selected appears on the screen.
  • Page 14 Home menu display The home menu appears when you press HOME. Select a category using </,. Select an item using M/m, then press ENTER. Item [Setup]: Adjusts the player settings. [Photo]: Displays photos. [Music]: Plays music. [Video]: Plays videos. [Network]: Displays network items. Category...
  • Page 15: Hookups And Settings

    Hookups and Settings Step 1: Connecting the Player Do not connect the AC power cord until you have made all the other connections. For supplied accessories, see “Supplied accessories” (page 43). Connecting to your TV Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your Match the color of the plug to that of the jack when connecting.
  • Page 16 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 33). High Speed HDMI Cable (not supplied) t Set [BD Audio MIX Setting] (page 33).
  • Page 17 (not 3D-compatible) TV (3D-compatible) Use a High Speed HDMI Cable. We recommend using a Sony HDMI cable (available at your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility, with part number 1-834-169-22, as of February 2012, or equivalent). To enjoy 3D viewing, connect a TV and an AV amplifier that are both 3D-compatible.
  • Page 18: Step 2: Preparing For Network Connection

    LAN router for information about the SSID and security key. For details: – visit the following website: – refer to the instruction manual supplied with the wireless LAN router – consult the manufacturer of the wireless LAN router.
  • Page 19: Step 3: Easy Setup

    Step 3: 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 20: Playback

    Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see “Playable discs” (page 43). 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 21: Playing From A Usb Device

    Insert a Blu-ray 3D Disc. The operation method differs depending on the disc. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the disc. Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV and the connected device. Displaying the play information You can check playback information, etc., by pressing DISPLAY.
  • Page 22: Playing Via A Network

    Playing via a Network Enjoying Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) Serves as a gateway delivering the selected Internet content and a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your player. • Some Internet content requires registration via a PC before it can be played.
  • Page 23 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 Prepare for PARTY STREAMING.
  • Page 24: Available Options

    Searching for the video/ music information You can acquire content information based on Gracenote technology and search for the related information. Connect the player to a network (page 18). Insert a disc you want to search. • Video: For a BD-ROM or DVD- ROM only •...
  • Page 25 Item Details Video Settings • Picture Quality Mode: Selects the picture settings. • Texture Remaster: Adjusts the sharpness and detail of the edges. • Super Resolution: Improves the resolution. • Smoothing: Reduces on-screen banding by smoothing gradations on flat areas. •...
  • Page 26 [Photo] only Item Details Slideshow Changes the slideshow Speed speed. Slideshow Sets the effect for Effect slideshows. Slideshow • Off: Turns off the function. • My Music from USB: Sets the music files registered in [Add Slideshow BGM]. • Play from Music CD: Sets the tracks in CD- DAs.
  • Page 27: Internet

    Internet Browsing Websites You can connect to the Internet and enjoy websites. Connect the player to a network (page 18). 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 28: Enjoying Skype

    H Scroll bar < Press /M/m/ display. 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 contents.
  • Page 29 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 signing-in, you can make/receive a call or make Skype settings. A Your Skype name...
  • Page 30 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. • Full screen/Window screen: Changes the display mode. • Hang Up •...
  • Page 31: Settings And Adjustments

    Resets the player to the factory settings. Network Update Select [OK] to update the player’s software via the network. • We recommend the network update every 2 months or so. • For information about update functions, visit the following website:
  • Page 32: Screen Settings

    Screen Settings 3D Output Setting Auto: Normally select this. Off: Select this to display all content in If you enjoy 4K/24p 3D contents, set to [Off] in [3D Output Setting]. TV Screen Size Setting for 3D Sets the screen size of your 3D- compatible TV.
  • Page 33: Audio Settings

    DVD-ROM 24p Output Auto: Outputs 1080/24p or 4K/24p video signals only if you connect a 1080/24p or 4K/24p-compatible TV with the HDMI OUT jack. Off: Select this if your TV is not compatible with 1080/24p or 4K/ 24p video signals. 4K Output Auto: Outputs 4K/24p video signals automatically if you connect a 4K/...
  • Page 34: Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings

    Dolby Digital / DTS Downmix PCM: Converts to output Linear PCM signals. Select this when connecting an audio device without a built-in Dolby Digital/ DTS decoder. Bitstream: Select this when connecting an audio device with a built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoder. DTS Neo:6 Cinema: Outputs the simulated multi- channel sound from 2 channel...
  • Page 35: Parental Control Settings

    BD Hybrid Disc Playback Layer BD: Plays BD layer. DVD/CD: Plays DVD or CD layer. BD Internet Connection Allow: Normally select this. Do not allow: Prohibits Internet connection. Parental Control Settings Password Sets or changes the password for the Parental Control function. A password allows you to set a restriction on BD- ROM or DVD VIDEO, and Internet video playback.
  • Page 36: Network Settings

    Off: Turns off the function. For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the TV or components. To enable the BRAVIA Sync features, connect your TV via the HDMI OUT 1 jack. HDMI: Linked to TV-off On: Automatically turns off the player and HDMI-compatible components when the connected TV enters standby mode (BRAVIA Sync).
  • Page 37: Easy Setup

    View Network Status: Displays the current network status. 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 38: 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 15).
  • Page 39: Usb Device

    , Check if the USB device is on. , If the USB device is connected via a USB hub, connect the USB device directly to the player. SEN (Sony Entertainment Network) The picture/sound is poor/certain programs display a loss of detail, especially during fast-motion or dark scenes.
  • Page 40: Network Connection

    Skype There is severe humming or noise. , Set the volume of the connected TV lower. , Try moving the web camera with microphone away from the speakers of the connected TV. Network connection The player cannot connect to the network.
  • Page 41 N on the player until “UNLOCK” appears on the front panel display (page 10). , When “D 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 42: Specifications

    “Exxxx” or “TEMP” 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 “TEMP” appears, try the following: 1Check that the ventilation holes on the rear of the player are not blocked.
  • Page 43: Playable Discs

    Dimensions (approx.): 430 mm × 193 mm × 42 mm (17 in. × 7 in. × 1 (width/depth/height) incl. projecting parts Mass (approx.): 1.9 kg (3 lb 3 oz) Operating temperature: 5 ºC to 35 ºC (41 °F to 95 °F) Operating humidity: 25 % to 80 % Supplied accessories...
  • Page 44: Playable Types Of Files

    Region code (BD-ROM/DVD VIDEO only) Your player has a region code printed on the rear of the unit and will only play BD-ROMs/DVD VIDEOs labeled with identical region codes or Video Region code Music Photo Playable types of files File format Extensions MPEG-1 Video/ “.mpg,”...
  • Page 45: About Wireless Lan Security

    The player plays AVCHD format files that are recorded on a digital video camera, etc. The AVCHD format disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalized. The player does not play coded files such as Lossless. The player does not play animated PNG or animated GIF files.
  • Page 46: Notes About The Discs

    TV manufacturer’s code using the number buttons. 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 47: Language Code List

    Language code list For details, see “BD/DVD Viewing Settings” (page 34). 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 48 Parental control/area code For details, see “Parental Control Area Code” (page 35). Code Area 2044 Argentina 2047 Australia 2046 Austria 2057 Belgium 2070 Brazil 2090 Chile 2092 China 2093 Colombia 2115 Denmark 2165 Finland 2174 France 2109 Germany 2200 Greece 2219 Hong Kong 2248 India 2238 Indonesia...
  • Page 49: Index

    Index Numerics 3D 12 3D Output Setting 32 4K Output 33 AUDIO 12 Audio Settings 33 BD/DVD Viewing Settings 34 BD-LIVE 20 BD-R 43 BD-RE 43 Bitstream 39 Blu-ray Disc 43 BONUSVIEW 20 BRAVIA Sync 40 CD 43 Child Lock 10 Color buttons 13 Connecting AV amplifier...
  • Page 52 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: 4-418-506-12(1) © 2012 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...