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Operating Instructions

For customers in the U.S.A.
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. DVP-NC675P
Serial No.
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 Centre at 1-877-899-7669 or write to us at:
Customer Information Service 115 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2H 3R6
© 2004 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    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. DVP-NC675P Serial No.
  • Page 2: Warning

    – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Welcome! Thank you for purchasing this Sony CD/DVD Player. Before operating this player, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    Important Safeguards For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance, and keep this manual for future reference. Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance, or the one described in the operating instructions and adhere to them. Power sources This set should be operated only from the type of power source...
  • Page 4 • Never place the set in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided. • Do not place the set near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct sunlight. Antennas Outdoor antenna grounding If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed,...
  • Page 5: Precautions

    Make sure that “NO DISC” appears on the front panel display. Press ?/1 to turn off the player. The player enters standby mode. Disconnect the AC power cord. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Welcome! .
  • Page 7 Playing a DATA CD ........52 About MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files .
  • Page 8: About This Manual

    About this Manual • Instructions in this manual describe the controls on the remote. You can also use the controls on the player if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote. • “DVD” may be used as a general term for DVD VIDEOs, DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs and DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs.
  • Page 9: Notes About The Discs

    Example of discs that the player cannot play The player cannot play the following discs: • CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in the formats listed on the previous page. • CD-ROMs recorded in PHOTO CD format • Data part of CD-Extras •...
  • Page 10: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) button (28) B DISC SELECT DISC 1 – DISC 5 buttons (29) C H (playback) button (28) The H button has a tactile dot.* D X (pause) button (29) E x (stop) button (29) F ./>...
  • Page 11: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display When playing back a DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW Disc numbers (29) Disc type Current disc All Discs Repeat mode (37) Current audio signal (46) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (33) Disc numbers (29) Disc type Current disc All Discs Repeat mode...
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

  • Page 13 Remote A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (63) B Z OPEN/CLOSE button (28) C Number buttons (32) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (34) E SUBTITLE button (49) F AUDIO button (46) G ./> PREV (previous)/NEXT (next) buttons (29) H t m/T M SCAN/SLOW buttons (39)
  • Page 14: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    Guide to the Control Menu Display Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. Press DISPLAY repeatedly to turn on or change the Control Menu display as follows: Control Menu display 1 Control Menu display 2 (Except DVD-RW and CD) Control Menu display off Control Menu The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type.
  • Page 15 List of Control Menu Items Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type DISC (page 40) Selects the disc to be played. TITLE (page 40)/SCENE (page 40)/TRACK (page 40) Selects the title, scene, or track to be played. CHAPTER (page 40)/INDEX (page 40) Selects the chapter or index to be played.
  • Page 16 MODE (MP3, JPEG) (page 55) Selects the data type; MP3 audio track (AUDIO), JPEG image file (IMAGE) or both (AUTO) to be played when playing a DATA CD. INTERVAL (page 57) Specifies the duration for which the slides are displayed on the screen. EFFECT (page 58) Selects the effect to be used for changing slides during a slideshow.
  • Page 17: Hookups

    Hookups Hooking Up the Player Follow Steps 1 to 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player. Notes • Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. • Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected. •...
  • Page 18: Step 3: Connecting The Video Cords

    LINE OUT VIDEO OUT VIDEO NORMAL PROGRESSIVE COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L LINE OUT S VIDEO OUT to COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (red) TV, projector or AV amplifier (receiver) to S VIDEO OUT CD/DVD player TV, projector or AV amplifier (receiver) (green) (blue) (red)
  • Page 19 In the case of 480 progressive scan picture problems, it is recommended that you switches the connection to the standard definition output. If there are questions regarding your Sony TV set’s compatibility with this model 480p DVD player, please contact our customer service center.
  • Page 20: Step 4: Connecting The Audio Cords

    Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords Refer to the chart below to select the connection that best suits your system. Be sure to also read the instructions for the components you wish to connect. Select a connection Select one of the following connections, Components to be connected Stereo amplifier (receiver) and two speakers MD deck/DAT deck...
  • Page 21 Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV’s speakers for sound. CD/DVD player COMPONENT LINE OUT VIDEO OUT PCM/DTS/ VIDEO DOLBY DIGITAL NORMAL PROGRESSIVE OPTICAL COAXIAL R-AUDIO-L DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT S VIDEO OUT (yellow)* (white) (red) R-AUDIO-L...
  • Page 22 (receiver) has a digital input jack, or when connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck, use In this case, you can also connect the player directly to the MD deck or DAT deck without using your stereo amplifier (receiver). CD/DVD player PCM/DTS/ DOLBY...
  • Page 23 You can enjoy the Dolby Surround effects only when playing Dolby Surround audio or multi- channel audio (Dolby Digital) discs. If your amplifier (receiver) has L and R audio input jacks only, use (receiver) has a digital input jack, use CD/DVD player COMPONENT LINE OUT VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 24 Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack having a Dolby Digital, or DTS decoder and 6 speakers This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital, or DTS decoder function of your AV amplifier (receiver). CD/DVD player COMPONENT VIDEO OUT PCM/DTS/...
  • Page 25: Step 5: Connecting The Power Cord

    Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord Plug the player and TV power cords into an AC outlet. Step 6: Quick Setup Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the player. To skip an adjustment, press >. To return to the previous adjustment, press .. Turn on the TV.
  • Page 26 Press ENTER. The Setup Display for selecting the type of jack used to connect your amplifier (receiver) appears. Is this player connected to an amplifier (receiver) ? Select the type of jack you are using. LINE OUTPUT L/R (AUDIO) DIGITAL OUTPUT Press X/x to select the type of jack (if any) you are using to connect to an amplifier (receiver), then press...
  • Page 27 Enjoying the surround sound effects To enjoy the surround sound effects of this player or your amplifier (receiver), set the following items as described below for the audio connection you selected on pages 22 to 24 ( through ). Each of these is the default setting and does not need to be adjusted when you first connect the player.
  • Page 28: Playing Discs

    Playing Discs Playing Discs Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 Turn on your TV. Press [/1. The player turns on. Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 29: Additional Operations

    Additional operations DISC SELECT DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 DISC 4 DISC 5 Operation Select a disc Press DISC SELECT DISC 1–DISC 5 on the player Stop Press x Press X Pause Press X or H Resume play after pause Go to the next disc Press DISC SKIP...
  • Page 30 Replacing discs while playing a disc (EXCHANGE) You can open the disc tray while playing a disc so that you can check which discs are to be played next and replace discs without interrupting playback of the current disc. EXCHANGE DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3...
  • Page 31: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (multi-disc Resume)

    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc Resume) The player stores the point where you stopped the disc for up to 6 discs and resumes playback the next time you insert the same disc. When you store a resume playback point for the seventh disc, the resume playback point for the first disc is deleted.
  • Page 32: Using The Dvd's Menu

    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 which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using the TOP MENU button. When you play DVDs that allow you to select items such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the sound, select these...
  • Page 33: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (pbc Playback)

    Press X/x to select the setting. • PLAY LIST: plays the titles created from “ORIGINAL” for editing. • ORIGINAL: plays the titles originally recorded. Press ENTER. Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions (PBC Playback) PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen.
  • Page 34: Various Play Mode Functions (program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-b Repeat Play)

    z Hint To play without using PBC, press ./> or the number buttons while the player is stopped to select a track, then press H or ENTER. “Play without PBC.” appears on the TV screen and the player starts continuous play. You cannot play still pictures such as a menu.
  • Page 35 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) 1 : 3 2 : 5 5 Press X/x to select “SET t” then press ENTER. “TRACK” is displayed when you play a VIDEO CD or CD. PROGRAM ALL CLEAR –...
  • Page 36: Playing In Random Order (shuffle)

    To cancel all the discs, titles, chapters, or tracks in the program Follow steps 1 through 3 of “Creating your own program (Program Play).” Press X and select “ALL CLEAR.” Press ENTER. z Hint You can do Repeat Play or Shuffle Play of the programmed titles, chapters, or tracks.
  • Page 37: Playing Repeatedly (repeat Play)

    z Hints • You can set Shuffle Play while the player is stopped. After selecting the “SHUFFLE” option, press H. Shuffle Play starts. • Up to 200 chapters in a disc can be played in random order when “CHAPTER” is selected. Notes •...
  • Page 38: Repeat Play

    z Hint You can set Repeat Play while the player is stopped. After selecting the “REPEAT” option, press H. Repeat Play starts. Notes • You cannot use this function with VIDEO CDs and Super VCD with PBC playback. • When repeating a DATA CD which contains MP3 audio track and JPEG image files, and their playing time are not the same, the sound will not match image file.
  • Page 39: Searching For A Scene

    Searching for a Scene Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Search, Scan, Slow-motion Play, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 DISC 4 DISC 5...
  • Page 40: Searching For A Title/chapter/track/scene, Etc

    Watching frame by frame (Slow- motion play) m or M Press in pause mode. To return to the normal playback speed, press H. Each time you press during Slow-motion play, the playback speed changes. Two speeds are available. With each press the indication changes as follows: Playback direction Opposite direction (DVD only)
  • Page 41 When playing a VIDEO CD or Super VCD without PBC Playback DISC TRACK INDEX When playing a VIDEO CD or Super VCD with PBC Playback DISC SCENE When playing a CD DISC TRACK When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) DISC ALBUM TRACK...
  • Page 42: Searching By Scene (picture Navigation)

    Searching by Scene (PICTURE NAVIGATION) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. Press PICTURE NAVI during playback. The following display appears. CHAPTER VIEWER Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to select the item. • CHAPTER VIEWER (for DVD VIDEO only) •...
  • Page 43: Viewing Information About The Disc

    Viewing Information About the Disc Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time You can check the playing time and remaining time of the current title, chapter, or track. Also, you can check the DVD/CD text or track name (MP3 audio) recorded on the disc.
  • Page 44 Checking the play information of the Disc To check DVD/CD text Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly in step 2 to display text recorded on the DVD/CD. The DVD/CD text appears only when text is recorded in the disc. You cannot change the text.
  • Page 45 When playing a VIDEO CD (without PBC functions) or CD Track playing time and current disc track number Remaining time of the current track Playing time of the current disc Remaining time of the disc Text z Hints • When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions, the disc number, scene number and the playing time are displayed.
  • Page 46: Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound When playing a DVD VIDEO recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD VIDEO is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also change the language.
  • Page 47: Tv Virtual Surround Settings (tvs)

    (L: left, R: right) without using actual rear speakers. TVS was developed by Sony to produce surround sound for home use using just a stereo TV.
  • Page 48 To cancel the setting Select “OFF” in step 2. TVS DYNAMIC Creates one set of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers (shown below). This mode is effective when the distance between the front L and R speakers is short, such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
  • Page 49: Enjoying Movies

    Enjoying Movies Changing the Angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD VIDEO, “ appears in the front panel display. This means that you can change the viewing angle. Press ANGLE during playback. The number of the angle appears on the display.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Playback Picture (custom Picture Mode)

    Adjusting the Playback Picture (CUSTOM PICTURE MODE) You can adjust the video signal of the DVD, VIDEO CD or DATA CD in JPEG format from the player to obtain the picture quality you want. Choose the setting that best suits the program you are watching.
  • Page 51: Sharpening The Outline Of An Image (sharpness)

    Sharpening the Outline of an Image (SHARPNESS) The Sharpness function sharpens the outlines of images on your TV screen. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (SHARPNESS), then press ENTER. The options for “SHARPNESS” appear. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) Press X/x to select a level.
  • Page 52: Playing A Data Cd

    Playing a DATA CD About MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files What is MP3/JPEG? MP3 is audio compression technology that satisfies the ISO/MPEG regulations. JPEG is image compression technology. Discs that the player can play You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/ CD-Rs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) and JPEG format.
  • Page 53: Playing Data Cds With Mp3 Audio Track And Jpeg Image Files

    the next album in the same tree. (Example: C contains D so 4 is played before 5.) When you press MENU and the list of album names appears (page 54), the album names are arranged in the following order: A t B t C t D t F t G. Albums that do not contain tracks (or files) (such as album E) do not appear in the list.
  • Page 54 Selecting an album from a DATA Insert a DATA CD into the disc tray. The list of albums recorded on the DATA CD appears. When an album is being played, its title is shaded. You can turn the album list on and off by pressing the MENU button.
  • Page 55 Selecting a JPEG image file from a DATA CD Insert a DATA CD into the disc tray. The albums recorded on the DATA CD appear. When an album is being played, its title is shaded. Select an album using X/x and press PICTURE NAVI.
  • Page 56 z Hints • You can also change the slideshow duration (page 57), effect (page 58) and sharpness (page 51) while viewing JPEG image files. • If you want to play a slideshow to the same audio track, set the track to Repeat Play (page 37). •...
  • Page 57: Specifying The Slideshow Duration

    Specifying the slideshow duration When you play JPEG image files using slideshow, you can specify the duration for slides to appear on the screen. Press DISPLAY twice. The Control Menu for JPEG appears. Press X/x to select (INTERVAL), then press ENTER. The options for “INTERVAL”...
  • Page 58: Selecting An Effect For Image Files In The Slideshow

    Selecting an effect for image files in the slideshow When you play a JPEG image file, you can select the effect to be used when viewing the slide show. Press DISPLAY twice. The Control Menu for JPEG appears. Press X/x to select (EFFECT), then press ENTER.
  • Page 59: Using Various Additional Functions

    Using Various Additional Functions Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) You can set two kinds of playback restrictions for the desired disc. • Custom Parental Control You can set playback restrictions so that the player will not play inappropriate discs. •...
  • Page 60 To turn off the Custom Parental Control function Follow steps 1 through 3 of “Custom Parental Control.” Press X/x to select “OFF t,” then press ENTER. Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER. To play a disc for which Custom Parental Control is set Insert the disc for which Custom Parental Control is set.
  • Page 61 PARENTAL CONTROL Enter a new 4-digit password, then press ENTER Enter a 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The display for confirming the password appears. When you have already registered a password The display for entering the password appears.
  • Page 62: Changing The Password

    z Hint If you forget your password, remove the disc and repeat steps 1 to 3 of “Parental Control (limited playback).” When you are asked to enter your password, enter “199703” using the number buttons, then press ENTER. The display will ask you to enter a new 4-digit password.
  • Page 63: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of your Sony TV with the supplied remote. Note Depending on the unit being connected, you may not be able to control your TV using all or some of the buttons on the supplied remote.
  • Page 64: Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Using the Setup Display By using the Setup Display, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. You can also set a language for the subtitles and the Setup Display, among other things. For details on each Setup Display item, see pages from 65 to 69.
  • Page 65: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language (language Setup)

    Select a setting using X/x, then press ENTER. The setting is selected and setup is complete. Example: “16:9” SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE BLACK LEVEL: BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) MODE (PROGRESSIVE) Selected setting To enter the Quick Setup mode Select “QUICK”...
  • Page 66: Settings For The Display (screen Setup)

    Settings for the Display (SCREEN SETUP) Choose settings according to the TV to be connected. Select “SCREEN SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” on page 64. The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...
  • Page 67: Custom Settings (custom Setup)

    Sets the black level of the output signal to the standard level. Raise the standard black level. Use this when the picture becomes too black. When NORMAL/PROGRESSIVE switch is set to PROGRESSIVE You can fine-tune the Progressive (480p) video signal output when you set NORMAL/ PROGRESSIVE switch to PROGRESSIVE (the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) and connect the player using the COMPONENT...
  • Page 68: Settings For The Sound (audio Setup)

    FRAME The picture, including subjects that do not move dynamically, is output in high resolution. TRACK SELECTION (DVD VIDEO only) Gives the sound track which contains the highest number of channels priority when you play a DVD VIDEO on which multiple audio formats (PCM, DTS, or Dolby Digital format) are recorded.
  • Page 69: Setting The Digital Output Signal

    DOWNMIX (DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW only) Switches the method for mixing down to 2 channels when you play a DVD which has rear sound elements (channels) or is recorded in Dolby Digital format. For details on the rear signal components, see “Checking the audio signal format”...
  • Page 70: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer (for customers in the U.S.A. only). Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the AC power cord is connected securely.
  • Page 71 Operation The remote does not function. , There are obstacles between the remote and the player. , The distance between the remote and the player is too far. , The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on the player. , The batteries in the remote are weak.
  • Page 72: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    , Child Lock is set (page 30). The disc tray does not open and “TRAY LOCKED” appears on the front panel display. , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “Data error” appears on the TV screen when playing a DATA CD.
  • Page 73: Glossary

    Glossary Album (page 52, 54) A unit in which to store JPEG image files or MP3 audio tracks on a DATA CD. (“Album” is an exclusive definition for this player.) Chapter (page 44) Sections of a picture or a music feature that are smaller than titles.
  • Page 74 Film based software, Video based software (page 67) DVDs can be classified as Film based or Video based software. Film based DVDs contain the same images (24 frames per second) that are shown at movie theaters. Video based DVDs, such as television dramas or sit-coms, display images at 30 frames/60 fields (25 frames/50 fields) per second.
  • Page 75: Specifications

    Supplied accessories See page 17. Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. NERGY As an NERGY Corporation has determined that this product meets the energy efficiency. in.) (width/height/depth) is a U.S. registered mark. Partner, Sony NERGY guidelines for...
  • Page 76: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 46, 49, 65. 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 1060 Bihari...
  • Page 77: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 66 4:3 LETTER BOX 66 4:3 PAN SCAN 66 48kHz/96kHz PCM 69 5.1 Channel Surround 47 A-B REPEAT 38 ALBUM 41 Album 52 ANGLE 49 AUDIO 46 AUDIO ATT 68 AUDIO DRC 68 AUDIO SETUP 69 AUTO PLAY 67 AUTO POWER OFF 67 BACKGROUND 66 Batteries 17...
  • Page 78 Printed on 100% recycled paper. Printed using VOC (volatile organic compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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