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Sony BDP-S480 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

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



  Summary of Contents for Sony BDP-S480

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    For customers in European countries For customers in Australia/New Zealand and India To find out useful hints, tips and information about Sony products and services please visit: Printed in Malaysia 4-261-096-11(1) © 2011 Sony Corporation Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc™...
  • Page 2: Warning

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European...
  • Page 3: Precautions

    Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. For customers in European countries The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 4 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 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Precautions .
  • Page 6 Blu-ray Disc Association. • “x.v.Colour” and “x.v.Colour” 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 7: 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 8: Top Menu

    Remote The available functions of the remote differ depending on the disc or the situation. • Number 5, AUDIO, 2 +, and N buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. • Grey-coloured buttons glow in the dark (BDP- S483 only).
  • Page 9 Centre button (ENTER) Enters the selected item. E ./> (previous/next) Skips to the previous/next chapter, track, or file. X (pause) Pauses or re-starts playback. m/M (fast reverse/fast forward) • Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed during playback. Each time you press the button during playback of videos, the search speed changes.
  • Page 10: Hookups And Settings

    Hookups and Settings Step 1: Connecting the Player Do not connect the mains lead until you have made all the connections. For supplied accessories, see “Supplied accessories” (page 29). Connecting to your TV Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your TV. Match the colour of the plug to that of the jack when connecting.
  • Page 11: Connecting To Av Amplifier (Receiver)

    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 22). See “Supplied accessories”...
  • Page 12: 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 R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the battery compartment.
  • Page 13 To set the network settings Select [Network Settings], [Internet Settings], then [USB Wireless Setup] (page 25), and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. Wireless Setup (BDP-S580 only) Use the wireless LAN that is built into the player. LAN cable (not supplied) Wireless LAN ADSL modem/ router...
  • Page 14: Playback

    Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see “Playable discs” (page 30). Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on your TV screen. Press Z, and place a disc on the disc tray.
  • Page 15: Playing From A Usb Device

    Displaying the play information You can check the playback information, etc., by pressing DISPLAY. The displayed information differs depending on the disc type and player status. Example: when playing a BD-ROM A Output resolution/Video frequency B Title number or name C The currently selected audio setting D Available functions ( audio,...
  • Page 16: Playing Via A Network

    Playing via a Network Streaming BRAVIA Internet Video 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. Prepare for BRAVIA Internet Video.
  • Page 17: Available Options

    Playing the same music in different rooms (PARTY STREAMING) You can play music in other rooms simultaneously by connecting Sony products which are compatible with DLNA and the PARTY STREAMING function. The following is a list of different kinds of PARTY STREAMING-compatible products.
  • Page 18 [Video] only Items Details [3D Output Sets whether or not to output Setting] 3D video automatically. [A/V SYNC] Adjusts the gap between picture and sound, by delaying the sound output in relation to the picture output (0 to 120 milliseconds). [Video •...
  • Page 19: Internet

    Internet Browsing Websites You can connect to the Internet and enjoy websites. Prepare for Internet Browser. Connect the player to a network (page 12). 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 20 Available options Various settings and operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Items Details [Browser Displays the Internet Setup] Browser settings. • [Zoom]: Increases or decreases the size of the displayed contents. • [JavaScript Setup]: Enables or disables JavaScript.
  • Page 21: Settings And Adjustments

    • We recommend the network update every 2 months or so. • For information about update functions, visit the following website: For customers in European countries For customers in Australia/New Zealand and India [Screen Settings] x [3D Output Setting] [Auto]: Normally select this.
  • Page 22: [Audio Settings]

    x [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. x [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 conversion method.
  • Page 23: [Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings]

    x [Dolby Digital] [Downmix PCM]: Converts to output Linear PCM signals. Select this when connecting an audio device without a built-in Dolby Digital decoder. [Dolby Digital]: Select this when connecting an audio device with a built-in Dolby Digital decoder. x [DTS] [Downmix PCM]: Converts to output Linear PCM signals.
  • Page 24: [Music Settings]

    x [Parental Control Area Code] Playback of some BD-ROMs, DVD VIDEOs, or Internet videos can be limited according to the geographic area. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Follow the on-screen instructions and enter your four-digit password. x [BD Parental Control] Playback of some BD-ROMs can be limited according to the age of the users.
  • Page 25: [Network Settings]

    For further details, visit the following website and check the FAQ contents: For customers in European countries x [Network Connection Diagnostics] You can run the network diagnostic to check if the network connection has been made properly.
  • Page 26: 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 10).
  • Page 27: Usb Device

    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 30). , The player cannot play a recorded disc that is not correctly finalised.
  • Page 28 “Exxxx” or “FAN ERR” appears on the front panel display. , When “Exxxx” appears, contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorised 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 29: Specifications

    Specifications System Laser: Semiconductor laser Inputs and outputs (Jack name: Jack type/Output level/Load impedance) LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L: Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms HDMI OUT: HDMI 19-pin standard connector COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p/ : 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms LINE OUT VIDEO: Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms...
  • Page 30: 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 31: About Wireless Lan Security

    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 Loewe Panasonic 17, 49...
  • Page 32: Language Code List

    Language code list For details, see [BD/DVD Viewing Settings] (page 23). The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language 1027 Afar 1261 Japanese 1028 Abkhazian 1269 Yiddish 1032 Afrikaans 1283 Javanese 1039 Amharic 1287 Georgian 1044 Arabic 1297 Kazakh 1045 Assamese...
  • Page 33: Index

    Index Symbols (favourites) 9 Numerics 3D 14 3D Output Setting 21 AUDIO 8 Audio Settings 22 Auto Standby 24 BD/DVD Viewing Settings 23 BD-LIVE 14 BD-R 30 BD-RE 30 Bitstream 26 Blu-ray Disc 30 BONUSVIEW 14 BRAVIA Internet Video BRAVIA Sync 28 Child Lock 7 Colour buttons 8 Connecting...

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