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Sony DVP-NS300 Operating Instructions (CD/DVD Component) Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
© 2001 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 3-067-116-12(2) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS300 © 2001 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    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-NS300 Serial No.______________...
  • Page 3: Precautions

    AC 00V 00Hz SONY CORPORATION MADE IN JAPAN 0-000-000-00 If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On cleaning discs Do not use a commercially available CD/DVD cleaning disc. It may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . . 2 Welcome! .
  • Page 5 Sound Adjustments ....... . . 42 Changing the Sound ......... . . 42 TV Virtual Surround Sound Settings (TVS) .
  • Page 6: About This Manual

    CD mode More convenient features Region code Your DVD player has a region code printed on the back of the unit and will only play DVDs labeled with identical region codes. DVDs labeled will also play on this player.
  • Page 7: Notes About The Discs

    Note on playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs Some playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software producers. Since this player plays DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available.
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front Panel 1 POWER switch/indicator (28) 2 BNR (Block Noise Reduction) button/ indicator (46) 3 SURROUND button/indicator (43) 4 Disc tray (28) 5 A (open/close) button (28) 6 ./>...
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front Panel Display When playing back a DVD Playing Disc type status PGM SHUFFLE DTS ANGLE REPEAT1 Digital Current play Current audio mode (33) signal (59) Lights up when you can change the angle (45) When playing back a VIDEO CD (PBC) Playing Disc type status...
  • Page 11 Remote OPEN/CLOSE button (28) 2 BNR (Block Noise Reduction) button (46) 3 SURROUND button (43) 4 TIME/TEXT button (39) 5 REPEAT button (35) 6 SHUFFLE button (35) 7 PROGRAM button (35) 8 ANGLE button (45) 9 AUDIO button (42) q; ./> PREV/NEXT buttons (29) / y SCAN/SLOW buttons (37) qs H PLAY button (28) qd X PAUSE button (28)
  • Page 12: Guide To On-screen Displays (status Bar, Control Bar, Control Menu)

    Guide to On-Screen Displays The following explains the three type of on-screen displays used with this player: Status Bar, and Control Bar, and Control Menu. Status Bar Displays the current playing status This display appears when the DISPLAY button is pressed repeatedly during playback. The numbers in parentheses indicate reference pages.
  • Page 13: Control Menu

    Control Bar The Control Bar appears when a playback function is selected by pressing the function’s button on the remote. Lights up in green when a playback function is selected. Control Menu The Control Menu appears when the DISPLAY button is pressed when the player is in stop mode. The number in parenthesis indicate reference pages.
  • Page 14: Getting Started

    Getting Started Quick Overview A quick overview presented in this chapter will give you enough information to start using the player for your enjoyment. To use the surround sound features of this player, refer to “Hookups” on page 17. Note You cannot connect this player to a TV that does not have a video input jack.
  • Page 15: Step 3: Tv Hookups

    Depending on the disc, the image may not fit your TV screen. If you want to change the aspect ratio, please refer to page 56. to VIDEO INPUT Audio/video cord (supplied) to AUDIO INPUT CD/DVD Player INPUT (yellow) VIDEO (white) AUDIO...
  • Page 16: Step 4: Playing A Disc

    Step 4: Playing a Disc 1 Turn on the TV. 2 Switch the input selector on the TV to the player. With the playback side facing down 3 Press POWER on the player. 4 Press A on the player to open the disc tray. 5 Place the disc on the tray with the playback side facing down.
  • Page 17: Hookups

    Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected. Step 1: Connecting the Video Cords Connect your CD/DVD player to your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) using a video cord. Select one of the patterns A through C, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver).
  • Page 18 Note Do not connect your player to a VCR. You may not receive a clear image on the TV screen if you pass the player signals via the VCR. CD/DVD player Connect directly Yellow (Video) White (L)
  • Page 19: Step 2: Connecting The Audio Cords

    Step 2: Connecting the Audio Cords Refer to the chart below to select the connection that best suits your system. The surround effects you will enjoy depend on the connections and components you use. Select a connection Select one of the following connections, Connection Components to be connected (page 20)
  • Page 20: Connecting To Your Tv

    Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. xRecommended surround sound effects for this connection TVS DYNAMIC (page 43) TVS WIDE (page 43) CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL R-AUDIO 1-L COAXIAL OPTICAL...
  • Page 21 To realize better surround sound effects, make sure that your listening position is in between your speakers. Note If you select one of the TVS effects while playing a disc, no sound will come from your speakers with the CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT...
  • Page 22 (receiver) has a digital input jack, use xRecommended surround sound effects using this connection with your amplifier (receiver) Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) (page 64) For correct speaker setting location, please refer to the operating instructions of the amplifier (receiver). CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL...
  • Page 23 After you have completed the connection, be sure to set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to “DOLBY DIGITAL”(page 24). If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a DTS decoder, set “DTS” to “ON” (page 28). Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise will come from the speakers. CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT...
  • Page 24: Step 3: Connecting The Power Cord

    Step 3: Connecting the Power Cord Plug the player and TV power cords into an AC outlet. Do not connect the power cord of your player to the “switched” power socket of an amplifier (receiver). Otherwise, when you turn off the power of your amplifier (receiver), the settings for the player may be lost.
  • Page 25 E Press X/x to select a language. The player uses the language selected here to display the DVD menu and subtitles as well. F Press ENTER. The Setup Display for selecting the aspect ratio of the TV to be connected appears. G Press X/x to select the item.
  • Page 26 Audio Cord Connection Type qa Press ENTER. DTS is selected. qs Press X/x to select the item. Choose the item that matches the audio connection you selected in page 21 to 23 ( through Audio Cord Connection Type qd Press ENTER. Quick Setup is finished.
  • Page 27 Audio Connection (page 19 to 23) No additional settings are needed. Item DOWNMIX If the sound distorts even when the volume is turned down, set “AUDIO ATT” to “ON” (page 58). Item DOWNMIX DIGITAL OUT You select DOLBY SURROUND You select DOLBY SURROUND Page Page...
  • 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. POWER Power indicator AUDIO Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on the TV to the player.
  • Page 29 Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise will be heard from the analog stereo jacks. To avoid possible damage to the audio system, the consumer should take proper precautions when the analog stereo jacks of the player are connected to an amplification system.
  • Page 30: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (resume Play)

    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc When you stop the disc, the player remembers the point where you pressed x and “RESUME” appears on the front panel display. As long as you do not open the disc tray, Resume Play works even if the player enters standby mode by pressing [/1 on the remote.
  • Page 31: Using The Dvd's Menu

    Using the DVD’s Menu Some discs have a “title menu” or a “DVD menu.” On some DVDs, this may simply be called a “menu” or “title.” Using the title 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 title menu.
  • Page 32: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (pbc Playback)

    Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions With PBC (Playback Control) functions, you can enjoy simple interactive operations, search functions, and other such operations. PBC playback allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen. ./>...
  • Page 33: Various Play Mode Functions

    Various Play Mode Functions (Program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play) You can set the following play modes: Program Play (page 33) Shuffle Play (page 35) Repeat Play (page 35) A- B Repeat Play (page 36) Notes The play mode is cancelled when: —...
  • Page 34 Select the title, chapter, or track you want to program. xWhen playing a DVD For example, select chapter “03” of title “02”. Press X/x to select “02” under “T,” then press ENTER. PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE – – 2. TITLE – – 3.
  • Page 35 Playing in random order (Shuffle Play) You can have the player “shuffle” titles, chapters, or tracks and play them in a random order. Subsequent “shuffling” may produce a different playing order. SHUFFLE Press SHUFFLE during playback. The Control Bar is displayed. TITLE Press SHUFFLE repeatedly to select the item you want to set.
  • Page 36 Press REPEAT repeatedly to select the item you want to set. xWhen playing a DVD (Program Play and Shuffle Play are set to OFF) DISC: Repeats all of the titles. TITLE: Repeats the current title on a disc. CHAPTER: Repeats the current chapter.
  • Page 37: Searching For A Scene

    Searching for a Scene Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Scan, Slow- motion Play) You can locate a particular point on a disc quickly by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. Note Depending on the DVD/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
  • Page 38: Searching For A Title/chapter/track/index/scene (search Mode)

    Searching for a Title/ Chapter/Track/Index/ Scene (Search mode) You can search a DVD disc by title or chapter, and you can search a VIDEO CD or CD by track, index, or scene. As titles and tracks are assigned unique numbers on the disc, you can select the desired one by entering its number.
  • Page 39: Viewing Information About The Disc

    Viewing Information About the Disc Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time on the Front Panel Display You can check information about the disc, such as the remaining time, total number of titles of a DVD, or tracks of a CD or VIDEO CD, using the front panel display (page 9).
  • Page 40: Checking The Playing Time And Remaining Time

    The playing time and remaining time of the current chapter, title, track, scene, or disc will also appear on your TV screen. See the following section “Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time” for instructions on how to read this information. Note Depending on the type of disc being played and the playing mode, the above mentioned disc information...
  • Page 41 Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to change the time information. The display and the kinds of time that you can change depend on the disc you are playing. xWhen playing a DVD Playing time of the current title T– Remaining time of the current title Playing time of the current chapter C–...
  • Page 42: Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound If the DVD is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can select the language you want while playing the DVD. If the DVD is recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital or DTS), you can select the audio format you want while playing the DVD.
  • Page 43: Tv Virtual Surround Sound Settings (tvs)

    Dolby Digital 3 ch DOLBY DIGITAL 2 / 1 Front (L/R) Rear (monaural) PCM (Stereo) Sampling frequency PCM 96kHz 24bit Quantized bit rate About audio signals Audio signals recorded in a disc contain the sound elements (channels) shown below. Each channel is output from a separate speaker.
  • Page 44 To reset the TVS setting In Step 2, select “OFF.” TVS (TV Virtual Surround) DYNAMIC Uses sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L/R) without using actual rear speakers (shown below). The sound imaging effect is distinct and clearly reproduces each aural element of the audio track.
  • Page 45: Enjoying Movies

    Enjoying Movies Changing the Angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD, “ANGLE” appears in the front panel display. This means that you can change the viewing angle. For example, while playing a scene of a train in motion, you can display the view from either the front of the train, the left window of the train, or from the right window without...
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Picture Quality (bnr)

    To turn off the subtitles Select “OFF” in Step 2. Note Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to change the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles are recorded on it. Adjusting the Picture Quality (BNR) The Block Noise Reduction (BNR) function adjusts the picture quality by reducing the “block noise”...
  • Page 47: 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 the playback restrictions so that the player will not play inappropriate discs. Parental Control Playback of some DVDs can be limited according to a predetermined level such as...
  • Page 48 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password by pressing X/x to select the digit, followed by c to move the cursor. Then press ENTER. “Custom parental control is set.” appears and then the screen returns to the Control Menu display. If you make a mistake entering your password Press C before you press ENTER and input the correct number.
  • Page 49 Press DISPLAY while the player is in stop mode. The Control Menu is displayed. Press X/x to select (SETUP), then press ENTER. Press X/x to select “CUSTOM,” then press ENTER. The Setup Display appears. Press X/x to select “CUSTOM SETUP,” then press ENTER.
  • Page 50 Press X/x to select a geographic area as the playback limitation level, then press ENTER. The area is selected. When you select “OTHERS t,” select and enter the standard code in the table on page 51 using X/x. Press ENTER. The selection items for “LEVEL”...
  • Page 51 Playing the disc for which Parental Control is set Insert the disc and press H. The Control Bar appears. PASSWORD Enter your 4-digit password using X/x to select the digit, followed by c to move the cursor. Then press ENTER. The player starts playback.
  • Page 52: Operation Sound Effects (sound Feedback)

    Operation Sound Effects (Sound Feedback) The player beeps when the following operations are performed. The default setting of the Sound Feedback function is set to off. Operation Power is turned on Power is turned off H is pressed X is pressed Playback is stopped Operation is not possible Three beeps To set Sound Feedback...
  • Page 53: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Hold down TV [/1, and enter your TV’s manufacturer’s code (see the table below) using C/X/x/c. Release TV [/1. Manufacturer’s codes of controllable TVs. Manufacture Press C/X/x/c to input code Sony (default) General Electric Panasonic Philips Quasar Samsung Sanyo c C or X C...
  • Page 54: 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. If you press SETUP on the remote, you can directly display the settings in “SETUP”...
  • Page 55: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language (language Setup)

    SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE To turn off the Setup Display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Setup Display is turned off. If you select “QUICK” in Step 3, you will enter Quick Setup mode (page 24). Follow from Step 5 of the Quick Setup explanation to make basic adjustments.
  • Page 56: Settings For The Display (screen Setup)

    If you select “OTHERS t” in “DVD MENU,” “SUBTITLE,” and “AUDIO,” select and enter the language code from the list using X/x to select the digit, followed by c to move the cursor (page 67). After you have made a selection, the language code (4 digits) is displayed the next time you select “OTHERS t.”...
  • Page 57: Custom Settings (custom Setup)

    4:3 LETTER BOX 4:3 PAN SCAN 4:3 PAN SCAN 16:9 Note Depending on the DVD, “4:3 LETTER BOX” may be selected automatically instead of “4:3 PAN SCAN” or vice versa. xSCREEN SAVER Turns on and off the screen saver so that the screen saver image appears when you leave the player in pause or stop mode for 15 minutes, or when you play back a CD for...
  • Page 58: Settings For The Sound (audio Setup)

    xPAUSE MODE (DVD only) Selects the picture in pause mode. AUTO The picture, including subjects that move dynamically, is output with no jitter. Normally select this position. FRAME The picture, including subjects that do not move dynamically, is output in high resolution. xPARENTAL CONTROL t (DVD only) Sets a password and playback limitation level...
  • Page 59 STANDARD Normally, select this position TV MODE Makes the low sounds clear even if you turn the volume down. It is especially recommended when you listen to the sound using the speakers of the TV. WIDE Gives you the feeling of being at RANGE a live performance.
  • Page 60 D-PCM Select this when the player is connected to an audio component lacking a built-in Dolby Digital decoder. You can select whether the signals conform to Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) or not by making adjustments to the “DOWNMIX” item in “AUDIO SETUP”...
  • Page 61: Additional Information

    , The amplifier (receiver) input was not changed so that you can listen to the CD/DVD player. , The CD/DVD player is in pause mode or in Slow-motion Play mode. , The CD/DVD player is in fast forward or fast reverse mode.
  • Page 62 CD/DVD player. , Moisture has condensed inside the CD/DVD player. Remove the disc and leave the CD/ DVD player turned on for about half an hour. Turn on the power again before playing the disc (page 3). The disc does not start playing from the beginning.
  • Page 63: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    , The self-diagnosis function was activated. (See the table on page 63.) The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED” appears on the front panel display. , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display)
  • Page 64: Glossary

    Glossary Chapter (page 9) 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 (page 23, 59) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 65 Sections of a picture or a music feature on a VIDEO CD or CD (the length of a song). TV Virtual Surround (TVS) (page 43) Technology from Sony developed to produce surround sound for home use using just a stereo TV. Designed to work with the sound...
  • Page 66: Specifications

    Wave length: 660 nm 75 ohms terminated Over 10 kilohms 75 ohms, sync negative 75 ohms, sync negative 75 ohms terminated 75 ohms, sync negative : 0.7 Vp-p 75 ohms terminated in.) (width/height/depth) incl. Partner. Sony Corporation guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 67: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see page 42, 55, 45. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1032 Afrikaans 1194 Galician 1039 Amharic 1196 Guarani 1044 Arabic 1203 Gujarati...
  • Page 68: List Of Setup Display Items

  • Page 70: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 56 4:3 LETTER BOX 56 4:3 PAN SCAN 56 5.1 Channel Surround 23 A-B Repeat 36 ANGLE 45 AUDIO 55 AUDIO ATT 58 AUDIO DRC 58 AUDIO SETUP 58 AUTO PLAY 57 BACKGROUND 57 Batteries 14 BNR 46 CD 28 CHAPTER 38 Chapter 64...
  • Page 72 Sony Corporation Printed In Malaysia...

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