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3-067-827-91(2)
CD/DVD Player
Operating Instructions
DVP-NC600
© 2001 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-067-827-91(2) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NC600 © 2001 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    30 minutes before operating the unit. 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: Precautions

    Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine. 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.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . . 2 Welcome! .
  • Page 5 Viewing Information About the Disc ..... . 46 Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time on the Front Panel Display 46 Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time .
  • Page 6: About This Manual

    • A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane Region code will also play on this MODEL NO. DVP–XXXX CD/DVD PLAYER AC 00V 00Hz SONY CORPORATION MADE IN JAPAN 0-000-000-00 Example of discs that the player cannot play format CD-Rs 74).
  • Page 7: Notes About The Discs

    Note Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs cannot be played on this player depending upon the recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the recording device. Furthermore, the disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalized.
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A POWER switch/indicator (32) B DISC SELECT 1 - 5 buttons/indicators (34) (remote sensor) (14) D Front panel display (9) E H (play) button (32) F X (pause) button (34, 60) G x (stop) button (32) H ./>...
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front Panel Display When playing back a DVD Playing status All Discs mode (38) Disc type Current disc Current audio signal (49) Current play mode (38) When playing back a VIDEO CD (PBC) Playing status All Discs mode (38) Disc type Current play mode (38) When playing back a CD or VIDEO CD (without PBC) Playing status...
  • Page 10 Rear Panel COAXIAL OPTICAL PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT A DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (22, 24, 26) B DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack (22, 24, 26) C LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) 1/2 jacks (15, 20, 21) R – AUDIO – L VIDEO S VIDEO LINE OUT...
  • Page 11 Remote A Z OPEN/CLOSE button (32) B Number and ENTER buttons C CLEAR button (40) D ANGLE button (53) E AUDIO button (49) F PROGRAM button (39) G SHUFFLE button (41) H DISC SKIP button (32) I TIME/TEXT button (46) J ./>...
  • Page 12: Guide To On-screen Displays (status Bar, Control Bar, Control Menu)

    Guide to On-Screen Displays The following explains the three types of on-screen displays used with this player: Status Bar, 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

    Step 3: TV Hookups Connect the supplied audio/video cord and power cord in the order (1~3) shown below. Be sure to connect the power cord last. Audio/video cord to LINE OUT L/ (supplied) R (AUDIO) 1 (white) (yellow) (red) R – AUDIO – L VIDEO LINE OUT COAXIAL...
  • Page 16: Step 4: Playing A Disc

    Step 4: Playing a Disc A Turn on the TV. B Switch the input selector on the TV to the player. Disc compartment number With the playback side facing down C Press POWER on the player. D Press A on the player to open the disc tray. E Place the disc on the tray with the playback side facing down.
  • Page 17: Hookups

    Hookups Hooking Up the Player Follow Steps 1 to 4 to hook up and adjust the settings of the player. Before you start, turn off the power, check that you have all of the supplied accessories, and insert the batteries into the remote (page 14). Notes •...
  • Page 18: Step 1: Connecting The Video Cords

    Step 1: Connecting the Video Cords Connect this 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). INPUT (yellow) VIDEO...
  • Page 19 If you are connecting to a video input jack Connect the yellow plugs of the audio/video cord (supplied) to the yellow (video) jacks. You will enjoy standard quality images. Yellow (Video) White (L) Red (R) Use the red and white plugs to connect to the audio input jacks (page 20). If you are connecting to an S VIDEO input jack Connect the S VIDEO cord (not supplied).
  • Page 20: 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 (page 21) (page 22)
  • Page 21 Connecting to your TV This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. xRecommended surround sound effects for this connection. • TVS DYNAMIC (page 50) • TVS WIDE (page 50) CD/DVD player COAXIAL OPTICAL R – AUDIO – L PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT...
  • Page 22 Connecting to a stereo amplifier (receiver) and 2 speakers/Connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck This connection will use your 2 front speakers connected to your stereo amplifier (receiver) for sound. If the stereo amplifier (receiver) has audio input jacks L and R only, use amplifier (receiver) has a digital input jack, use deck, use .
  • Page 23 CD/DVD player COAXIAL OPTICAL R – AUDIO – L VIDEO PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) COAXIAL OPTICAL PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT Optical digital cord (not supplied) Remove jack cap before connecting. to coaxial or optical digital input [Speakers] Front Front...
  • Page 24 Connecting to a Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) decoder amplifier (receiver) and 3 to 6 speakers This connection will allow you to enjoy the surround effects of the Pro Logic decoder on your amplifier (receiver). If you have an AV amplifier (receiver) equipped with a Dolby Digital, MPEG audio or DTS decoder, refer to page 26.
  • Page 25 CD/DVD player COAXIAL OPTICAL R – AUDIO – L PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) COAXIAL OPTICAL PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT Optical digital cord (not supplied) Remove jack cap before connecting. to coaxial or optical digital input [Speakers]...
  • Page 26 Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack having a Dolby Digital, MPEG audio or DTS decoder, and 6 speakers This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital, MPEG audio or DTS decoder function of your AV amplifier (receiver). You are not able to enjoy the TVS sound effects of the player. xRecommended surround sound effects using this connection with your amplifier (receiver).
  • Page 27 CD/DVD player COAXIAL OPTICAL R – AUDIO – L VIDEO PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL PCM/DTS/MPEG/ DOLBY DIGITAL DIGITAL OUT Optical digital cord (not supplied) [Speakers] Rear to optical digital input Rear Subwoofer l: Signal flow S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 28: Step 3: Connecting The Power Cord

    Step 3: Connecting the Power Cord Plug the player and TV power cords (mains lead) into an AC outlet (mains). Do not connect the power cord (mains lead) of your player to the “switched” power socket (mains) of an amplifier (receiver). Otherwise, when you turn off the power of your amplifier (receiver), the settings for the player may be lost.
  • Page 29 D Press ENTER without inserting a disc. The Setup Display for selecting the language used in the on-screen display appears. 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.
  • Page 30 I Press X/x to select the item, then press ENTER. • When “NO” or “LINE OUTPUT L/R (AUDIO)” is selected, Quick Setup is finished and connections are complete. • When “DIGITAL OUTPUT” is selected, the Setup Display for “DOLBY DIGITAL” appears.
  • Page 31 M Press ENTER. Quick Setup is finished. All connections and setup operations are complete. If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG” (page 69). Note You can directly start Quick Setup only when you run it for the first time. To run Quick Setup a second time, select “QUICK”...
  • Page 32: 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 DISC SKIP Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on the TV to the player.
  • Page 33 To turn off the player Press ?/1 on the remote. The player enters standby mode and the power indicator lights up in red. To turn off the player completely, press POWER on the player. While playing a disc, do not turn off the player by pressing POWER.
  • Page 34: Additional Operations

    Additional operations DISC SELECT 1 - 5 LOAD DISC SKIP ./> Select a disc Stop Pause Resume play after pause Go to the next disc Go to the next chapter, track, or scene in continuous play mode Go back to the preceding chapter, track, or scene in continuous play mode...
  • Page 35: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (resume Play)

    Replace the discs in the compartments with new ones. Press EXCHANGE. The disc tray closes. While the disc tray is open, – If the playback of the current disc ends, the player stops playing. If the disc is played in ONE DISC Repeat Play mode, the current disc starts playing again.
  • Page 36: Using The Dvd's Menu

    Notes • Depending on where you stopped the disc, the player may not resume playback from exactly the same point. • The point where you stopped playing is cleared when: – you turn the power off by pressing POWER on the player.
  • Page 37: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (pbc Playback)

    Using the DVD menu Some DVDs allow you to select the disc contents using a menu. When you play these DVDs, you can select items such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the sound using the DVD menu. Number buttons ENTER...
  • Page 38: Various Play Mode Functions (program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-b Repeat Play)

    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 39 Creating your own program (Program Play) You can play the contents of the discs in the order you want by arranging the order of the discs, titles, chapters, or tracks to create your own program. You can program up to 99 titles, chapters, and tracks.
  • Page 40 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 or the number buttons to select “02” under “T,” then press ENTER. PROGRAM 3 : DVD ALL CLEAR 1.
  • Page 41 Note The number of titles, chapters, or tracks displayed are the same number of titles, chapters, or tracks recorded on a disc. Playing in random order (Shuffle Play) You can have the player “shuffle” discs, titles, chapters, or tracks and play them in a random order.
  • Page 42 Playing repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play all discs, or all of the titles or tracks on a disc or a single title, chapter, or track repeatedly. You can use a combination of Shuffle or Program Play modes. By selecting ALL DISCS mode (page 38), you can repeat all of the discs in the player.
  • Page 43 Repeating a specific portion (A-B Repeat Play) You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter, or track repeatedly. (This function is useful when you want to memorize lyrics, etc.) CLEAR During playback, when you find the starting point (point A) of the portion to be played repeatedly, press A-B.
  • Page 44: Searching For A Scene

    Searching for a Scene Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc 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 45: Selecting A Chapter Or Track

    Selecting a Chapter or Track You can select a chapter or track directly by inputting the chapter or track number. Input the chapter or track number using the number buttons during playback. For example, to select chapter 12, press 1, then 2.
  • Page 46: 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 47: 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 48 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 • T Playing time of the current title • T– Remaining time of the current title •...
  • Page 49: 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, MPEG audio or DTS), you can select the audio format you want while playing the DVD.
  • Page 50: Tv Virtual Surround Sound Settings (tvs)

    • Dolby Digital 3 ch DOLBY DIGITAL Front (L/R) Rear • 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 51 Press SURROUND repeatedly to select one of the TVS (TV Virtual Surround) sounds. Refer to the explanations given for each item. • TVS DYNAMIC • TVS WIDE • TVS NIGHT • TVS STANDARD 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...
  • Page 52 Notes • When you select an effect, the sound cuts off for a moment. • When the playing signal does not contain a signal for the rear speakers (page 49), the surround effects may be difficult to hear. • When you select one of the TVS modes, turn off the surround setting of the connected TV or amplifier (receiver).
  • Page 53: Enjoying Movies

    Enjoying Movies Changing the Angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD, “ANGLE” appears on 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 54: 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 55: 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. •...
  • Page 56 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, 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 57 Limiting playback by children (Parental Control) Playback of some DVDs can be limited according to a predetermined level such as the age of the users. The Parental Control function allows you to set a playback limitation level. A scene that is limited is not played, or it is replaced by a different scene.
  • Page 58 Press X/x to select “STANDARD,” then press ENTER. The selection items for “STANDARD” are displayed. CUSTOM SETUP PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD: CHANGE PASSWORD 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,”...
  • Page 59 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 the number buttons, then press ENTER. The player starts playback. If you forget your password, remove the disc and repeat Step 1 to 5 of “Limiting playback by children.”...
  • Page 60: 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 To set Sound Feedback...
  • Page 61: Controlling Your Tv Or Av Amplifier (receiver) With The Supplied Remote

    Release TV ?/1. Code number of controllable TVs 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 Sony (default) Grundig Hitachi Loewe Nokia Panasonic...
  • Page 62 If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until you find the one that works with your AV amplifier (receiver). Manufacturer Code number Sony 91, 89 Denon 84, 85, 86 Kenwood 92, 93...
  • Page 63: 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 page 64 through 70.
  • Page 64: 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: 4:3 PAN SCAN SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: Selected setting To turn off the Setup Display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Setup Display is turned off.
  • Page 65: 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 the number buttons (page 78). After you have made a selection, the language code (4 digits) is displayed the next time you select “OTHERS t.”...
  • Page 66: Custom Settings (custom Setup)

    16:9 4:3 LETTER BOX 4:3 PAN SCAN 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 more than 15 minutes.
  • Page 67 xAUTO PLAY Selects the Auto Play setting when you turn on the player. Does not use “TIMER,” “DEMO1,” or “DEMO2” to start playback. TIMER Starts playing when the player is turned on. The player can be played at any time when connected to a timer (not supplied).
  • Page 68: Settings For The Sound (audio Setup)

    Settings for the Sound (AUDIO SETUP) “AUDIO SETUP” allows you to set the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. Select “AUDIO SETUP” in the Setup Display. For details on using the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 63). The default settings are underlined.
  • Page 69 NORMAL Select this when the player is connected to an audio component that does not conform to Dolby Surround (Pro Logic). All of the output signals are downmixed to 2 channels without the Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) effect. xDIGITAL OUT Selects if audio signals are output via the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack.
  • Page 70 xDTS Selects if DTS signals are output via the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack. Select this when the player is connected to an audio component lacking a built-in DTS decoder. Note, however, that the DTS signals contained in a CD are output even if “OFF”...
  • Page 71: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the AC power cord (mains lead) is connected securely.
  • Page 72 The disc does not play. , There is no disc inside. , The disc is turned over. Insert the disc with the playback side facing down on the disc tray. , The disc is skewed. , The player cannot play CD-ROMs, etc. (page , The region code on the DVD does not match the player.
  • Page 73: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    , The self-diagnosis function was activated. (See the table on page 73.) 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 74: 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 20, 68) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 75 Sections of a picture or a music feature on a VIDEO CD or CD (the length of a song). TV Virtual Surround (TVS) (page 50) Technology from Sony developed to produce surround sound for home use using just a stereo TV. Designed to work with the sound...
  • Page 76: Specifications

    Specifications System Laser Signal format system Audio characteristics Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ratio) Harmonic distortion Dynamic range Wow and flutter The signals from LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) 1/2 jacks are measured. When you play PCM sound tracks with a 96 kHz sampling frequency, the output signals from the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL and OPTICAL) 48 kHz sampling frequency.
  • Page 77 General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Supplied accessories See page 14. Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. 220 to 240V AC, 50/60 Hz See page 2 for further information. 15 W See page 2 for further information.
  • Page 78: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see page 49, 53, 64. 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 Byelorus- sian 1059 Bulgarian...
  • Page 79: List Of Setup Display Items

    List of Setup Display Items The default settings are underlined. LANGUAGE SETUP (page 64) DVD MENU AUDIO SUBTITLE SCREEN SETUP (page 65) TV TYPE SCREEN SAVER BACKGROUND ENGLISH FRANÇAIS DEUTSCH ITALIANO ESPAÑOL NEDERLANDS DANSK SVENSKA SUOMI NORSK PORTUGUÊS ENGLISH FRANÇAIS DEUTSCH ITALIANO ESPAÑOL...
  • Page 80 CUSTOM SETUP (page 66) COLOR SYSTEM AUTO PLAY DIMMER PAUSE MODE PARENTAL CONTROL , TRACK SELECTION AUDIO SETUP (page 68) AUDIO ATT AUDIO DRC DOWNMIX DIGITAL OUT AUTO NTSC TIMER DEMO1 DEMO2 BRIGHT DARK AUTO FRAME AUTO STANDARD TV MODE WIDE RANGE DOLBY SURROUND NORMAL...
  • Page 81: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 65 4:3 LETTER BOX 65 4:3 PAN SCAN 65 5.1 Channel Surround 26 A-B Repeat Play 43 ANGLE 53 AUDIO 49 AUDIO ATT 68 AUDIO DRC 68 AUDIO SETUP 68 AUTO PLAY 66 BACKGROUND 66 Batteries 14 BNR 54 CD 32 CHAPTER 45...
  • Page 84 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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