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CD/DVD Player
Operating Instructions
© 2001 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 3-067-116-42(1) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS300 © 2001 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    If the AC plug of your unit does not 0-000-000-00 fit into the wall outlet, attach the supplied AC plug adaptor. 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 Sound Adjustments ....... . . 43 Changing the Sound ......... . . 43 TV Virtual Surround Sound Settings (TVS) .
  • Page 6: About This Manual

    DVD is prohibited by area restrictions. 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 The player cannot play the following discs: CD-ROMs (PHOTO CDs included)
  • 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 A POWER switch/indicator (29) B BNR (Block Noise Reduction) button/ indicator (48) C SURROUND button/indicator (45) D Disc tray (29) E A (open/close) button (29) F ./>...
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front Panel Display When playing back a DVD Playing Disc type status Lights up when the player outputs the signal in NTSC format NTSC MPEG SHUFFLE DTS ANGLE REPEAT1 Digital Current play Current audio mode (34) signal (62) Lights up when you can change the angle (47) When playing back a VIDEO CD (PBC) Playing...
  • Page 11 A Z OPEN/CLOSE button (29) Remote B BNR (Block Noise Reduction) button (48) C SURROUND button (45) D TIME/TEXT button (40) E REPEAT button (36) F SHUFFLE button (36) G PROGRAM button (36) H ANGLE button (47) I AUDIO button (43) 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 numbers 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 (mains lead) in the order (1~3) shown below. Be sure to connect the power cord (mains lead) last. to LINE OUT to LINE OUT L/R (AUDIO) 1 (VIDEO) 1 LINE OUT R-AUDIO 1-L VIDEO 1...
  • 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

    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 Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
  • Page 18 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 19). If you are connecting an S VIDEO input jack Connect the S VIDEO cord (not supplied).
  • 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 45) TVS WIDE (page 45) CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG DOLBY DIGITAL R-AUDIO 1-L COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO 2-L LINE OUT R-AUDIO 1-L...
  • Page 21 Connecting to a stereo amplifier (receiver) and 2 speakers/Connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck This connection will use your two 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 22 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 23.
  • Page 23 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) Dolby Digital (5.1ch) (page 67) DTS (5.1ch) (page 67)
  • Page 24 CD/DVD player DIGITAL OUT LINE OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG DOLBY DIGITAL R-AUDIO 1-L COAXIAL OPTICAL R-AUDIO 2-L DIGITAL OUT PCM/DTS/MPEG DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL [Speakers] Rear Subwoofer Rear l: Signal flow S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 OPTICAL Optical digital cord (not supplied) Remove jack cap before connecting...
  • Page 25: 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 a “switched” power source (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 26 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. TV type A wide-screen TV or 4:3 standard TV with the wide-screen mode 4:3 standard TV H Press ENTER.
  • Page 27 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 28 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 61). Item DOWNMIX DIGITAL OUT You select DOLBY SURROUND You select DOLBY SURROUND Page Page...
  • Page 29: 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 30 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 31: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (resume Play)

    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc (Resume Play) 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 32: 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 33: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (pbc Playback)

    Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions (PBC Playback) 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 34: 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 34) Shuffle Play (page 36) Repeat Play (page 36) A- B Repeat Play (page 37) Notes The play mode is cancelled when: —...
  • Page 35 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.
  • Page 36 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 37 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 38: 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 39: 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 40: 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 41: 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 42 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 43: 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 44 Checking the audio signal format If you press DISPLAY twice during playback, the format of the current audio signal (Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, DTS, PCM, etc.) appears as shown below. Example Dolby Digital 5.1 ch Rear (L/R) DOLBY DIGITAL Front (L/R) LFE (Low Frequency + Center Effect)
  • Page 45: Tv Virtual Surround Sound Settings (tvs)

    TV Virtual Surround Sound Settings (TVS) When you connect a stereo TV or 2 front speakers, TV Virtual Surround lets you enjoy surround sound effects by using sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L: left, R: right) without using actual rear speakers.
  • Page 46 TVS (TV Virtual Surround) NIGHT The large sounds, such as explosions, are compressed, but the quieter sounds are unaffected. This feature is useful when you don’t want to disturb other people but still want to hear the dialog and enjoy the surround sound effets of TVS WIDE.
  • Page 47: 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 48: 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 49: 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 50 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 51 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 52 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 53 using X/x. Press ENTER. The selection items for “LEVEL”...
  • Page 53 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 54: 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 55: 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. You can control your TV using the buttons below. By pressing You can TV [/1 Turn the TV on or off VOL +/–...
  • Page 56: 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 items, see page 57.
  • Page 57: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language (language Setup)

    If you select “QUICK” in Step 3, you will enter the Quick Setup mode (page 25). Follow from Step 5 of the Quick Setup explanation to make basic adjustments. If you select “RESET” in Step 3, you can reset all of the “SETUP”...
  • Page 58: 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 70). After you have made a selection, the language code (4 digits) is displayed the next time you select “OTHERS t.”...
  • Page 59: 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 60 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 61: 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 56). The default settings are underlined.
  • Page 62 xDIGITAL OUT Selects if audio signals are output via the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL and OPTICAL) jacks. Normally, select this position. When you select “ON,” set “DOLBY DIGITAL,” “MPEG,” and “DTS.” For details on setting these items, see “Setting the digital output signal.” The player does not output the audio signals via the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL and OPTICAL) jacks.
  • Page 63 xMPEG Selects the MPEG audio signals output via the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL and OPTICAL) jacks Select this when the player is connected to an audio component lacking a built-in MPEG decoder. If you play MPEG audio sound tracks, the player outputs stereo signals via the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL and OPTICAL) jacks.
  • Page 64: Additional Information

    CD/DVD player, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the problem before requesting repairs. 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 65 Operation The remote does not function. , There are obstacles between the remote and the CD/DVD player. , The distance between the remote and the CD/ DVD player is too far. , The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on the CD/DVD player.
  • Page 66: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    , The self-diagnosis function was activated. (See the table on page 66.) 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 67: 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, 62) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 68 Sections of a picture or a music feature on a VIDEO CD or CD (the length of a song). TV Virtual Surround (TVS) (page 45) Technology from Sony developed to produce surround sound for home use using just a stereo TV. Designed to work with the sound...
  • Page 69: 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) jacks are converted to 48 kHz sampling frequency.
  • Page 70: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 43, 47, 57. 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 71: List Of Setup Display Items

    List of Setup Display Items The default settings are underlined. LANGUAGE SETUP (page 57) (The available languages differ depending upon the player model.) DVD MENU (The available languages differ depending upon the player model.) AUDIO SUBTITLE SCREEN SETUP (page 58) TV TYPE SCREEN SAVER BACKGROUND...
  • Page 73: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 58 4:3 LETTER BOX 58 4:3 PAN SCAN 58 5.1 Channel Sarround 23 A-B Repeat 37 ANGLE 47 AUDIO 57 AUDIO ATT 61 AUDIO DRC 61 AUDIO SETUP 61 AUTO PLAY 60 BACKGROUND 59 Batteries 14 BNR 48 CD 29 CHAPTER 39 Chapter 67...
  • Page 76 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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