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© 2007 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 2-895-898-E2(2) CD/DVD Player Operating Instructions DVP-NS38 DVP-NS39 © 2007 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Warning

    WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. The mains lead must only be changed at a qualified service shop.
  • Page 3: Precautions

    TV for an extended period of time you risk permanent damage to your television screen. Plasma display panel televisions and projection televisions are susceptible to this. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ........... . 2 Notes About the Discs .
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    ® Enjoying DivX Videos ....... . 52 About DivX Video Files ......... 52 Playing DivX Video Files .
  • Page 6: This Player Can Play The Following Discs

    This Player Can Play the Following Discs Format of discs Commercial DVD DVD-RW/-R DVD+RW/+R/ +R DL VIDEO CD/ Music CD CD-RW/-R “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R DL,” “DVD-R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and “CD” logos are trademarks. Note about CDs/DVDs The player can play CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD- RWs recorded in the following formats: –...
  • Page 7 Notes • Notes about DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/ DVD+Rs DL, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/ DVD-Rs DL or CD-Rs/CD-RWs Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD+Rs DL, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-Rs DL, or CD-Rs/ CD-RWs cannot be played on this player due to the recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and authoring software.
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) button (20) B Disc tray (20) C Front panel display (9) (remote sensor) (14) Rear panel COAXIAL DIGITAL OUT A DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (17) E A (open/close) button (20) F H (play) button (20) G x (stop) button (21)
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display When playing back a DVD Playing status Lights up when you can change the angle (41) Lights up during Repeat Play (27) When playing back a VIDEO CD with Playback Control (PBC) (24) Playing status Lights up during A-B Repeat Play (28) When playing back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio/DivX video), DATA DVD (MP3 audio/DivX video), or VIDEO CD (without PBC) Playing status...
  • Page 10 Remote A TV [/1 (on/standby) button (58) B Z (open/close) button (21) C Number buttons (23) The number 5 button has a tactile dot.* D CLEAR button (25) E TOP MENU button (23) F C/X/x/c buttons (23) G O RETURN (return) button (21) (replay/step/advance/ step) buttons (21, 30) I ./>...
  • Page 11: Guide To The Control Menu Display (Magic Pad)

    Guide to the Control Menu Display (Magic Pad) 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 (Only for DATA CDs/DATA DVDs without DivX video files) Control Menu display off Control Menu display The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type.
  • Page 12 List of Control Menu items Item Item Name, Function TITLE (page 30)/SCENE (page 30)/TRACK (page 30) Selects the title, scene, or track to be played. CHAPTER (page 30)/INDEX (page 30) Selects the chapter or index to be played. TRACK (page 30) Selects the track to be played.
  • Page 13 INTERVAL (page 51) Specifies the duration for which the slides are displayed on the screen. EFFECT (page 51) Selects the effects to be used for changing slides during a slide show. MODE (MP3, JPEG) (page 50) Selects the data type; MP3 audio track (AUDIO), JPEG image file (IMAGE), or both (AUTO) to be played when playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD.
  • Page 14: 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 15: Step 3: Connecting To Your Tv

    Step 3: Connecting to your TV Connect this player to your TV monitor, or projector using an audio/video (SCART) cord. This connection will use your TV speakers for sound. COAXIAL DIGITAL OUT l : Signal flow When connecting to a SCART input jack Connect a SCART cord (not supplied).
  • Page 16 When connecting to a standard 4:3 screen TV Depending on the disc, the image may not fit your TV screen. To change the aspect ratio, see page 61. Notes • Do not connect a VCR, etc., between your TV and the player. If you pass the player signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear image on the TV screen.
  • Page 17: Step 4: Connecting To An Av Amplifier (Receiver)

    Step 4: Connecting to an AV amplifier (receiver) If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby* digital input jack, use this connection. DIGITAL OUT to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) COAXIAL DIGITAL OUT [Speakers] Rear (L) Front (L) Centre : Signal flow z Hint For correct speaker location, see the operating instructions supplied with the connected components.
  • Page 18: Step 5: Connecting The Mains Lead

    Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead Plug the player and TV mains lead (power cord) into a mains. 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 19 Press X/x to select the setting that matches your TV type. If you have a wide-screen TV or a 4:3 standard TV with a wide-screen mode • 16:9 (page 61) If you have a 4:3 standard TV • 4:3 LETTER BOX or 4:3 PAN SCAN (page 61) Press ENTER.
  • Page 20: 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. RETURN 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 21: Additional Operations

    Additional operations CLEAR (replay) ZOOM SLOW PLAY Operation Press x Stop Press X Pause Resume play after Press X or H pause Go to the next chapter, Press > track, or scene in continuous play mode Press . Go back to the previous chapter, track, or scene in continuous play mode...
  • Page 22: Resuming Playback From The Point Where You Stopped The Disc (Resume Play/Multi-Disc Resume)

    Resuming Playback from the Point Where You Stopped the Disc (Resume Play/Multi-disc Resume) The player remembers the point where you stopped the disc. Notes • For DVD-VR mode, CDs, DATA CDs, and DATA DVDs the player remembers the resume playback point for the current disc. The resume point is cleared when: –...
  • Page 23: Using The Dvd's Menu

    Using the DVD’s Menu A DVD VIDEO is divided into long sections of a picture or a music feature called “titles.” When you play a DVD VIDEO which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using the TOP MENU button. When you play DVD VIDEOs that allow you to select items such as language for the sound and subtitles, select these items using the...
  • Page 24: Playing Video Cds With Pbc Functions (Pbc Playback)

    Playing VIDEO CDs With PBC Functions PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen. Number buttons RETURN Start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC functions. The menu for your selection appears. Press the number buttons to select the item number you want.
  • Page 25: Various Play Mode Functions (Programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play)

    Various Play Mode Functions (Programme Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play) You can set the following play modes: • Programme Play (page 25) • Shuffle Play (page 26) • Repeat Play (page 27) • A-B Repeat Play (page 28) CLEAR Note The play mode is cancelled when:...
  • Page 26: Playing In Random Order (Shuffle)

    Next, press X/x to select “03” under “C,” then press ENTER. PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TITLE 0 2 – 0 3 2. TITLE – – 3. TITLE – – 4. TITLE – – 5. TITLE – – 6. TITLE – – 7.
  • Page 27: Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play)

    When Programme Play is activated • ON: shuffles titles, chapters, or tracks selected in Programme Play. Press ENTER. Shuffle Play starts. To return to normal play Press CLEAR, or select “OFF” in step 3. z Hints • You can set Shuffle Play while the player is stopped.
  • Page 28: Repeating A Specific Portion

    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.) Press DISPLAY during playback. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select REPEAT), then press ENTER.
  • Page 29: Searching For A Scene

    Searching for a Scene Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Scan, Slow-motion Play, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. (step) Notes • Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
  • Page 30: 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 normal 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) The “2 y”/“2...
  • Page 31 When playing a VIDEO CD or Super VCD without PBC playback TRACK INDEX When playing a VIDEO CD or Super VCD with PBC Playback SCENE When playing a CD TRACK When playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD ALBUM TRACK (MP3 audio tracks only) FILE (JPEG image files only) When playing a DATA CD (DivX video...
  • Page 32: Searching By Scene (Picture Navigation)

    Searching by Scene (PICTURE NAVIGATION) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. RETURN Press PICTURE NAVI during playback. The following display appears. CHAPTER VIEWER Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to select an item. • CHAPTER VIEWER (DVD VIDEO only): displays the first scene of each chapter.
  • Page 33: 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, track name (MP3 audio), or file name (DivX video) recorded on the disc.
  • Page 34 Checking the play information of the disc To check the 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 35 When playing a DATA CD (MP3 audio) or DATA DVD (MP3 audio) Playing time and number of the current track Track name Current album and track number (returns to top automatically) When playing a DATA CD (DivX video) or DATA DVD (DivX video) Playing time of the current file The current file name The current album and file number...
  • Page 36 Notes • Depending on the type of disc being played, the DVD/CD text or track name may not be displayed. • The player can only display the first level of the DVD/CD text, such as the disc name or title. •...
  • Page 37: Sound Adjustments

    Sound Adjustments Changing the Sound When playing a DVD VIDEO or DATA CD (DivX video files)/DATA DVD (DivX video files) recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD VIDEO is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also change the language.
  • Page 38 • When playing in DVD-VR mode: If you connect to an AV amplifier (receiver) using the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack and want to switch between the sound tracks, set “DOLBY DIGITAL” to “D-PCM” in “AUDIO SETUP.” Checking the audio signal format You can check the audio signal format by pressing...
  • Page 39: 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 40 TVS NIGHT Large sounds, such as explosions, are suppressed, but quieter sounds are unaffected. This feature is useful when you want to hear the dialogue and enjoy the surround sound effects of “TVS WIDE” at low volume. TVS STANDARD Creates three sets of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers (L, R) without using actual rear speakers (shown below).
  • Page 41: 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 42: Adjusting The Playback Picture (Custom Picture Mode)

    When playing a DATA CD (DivX video) or DATA DVD (DivX video) Select the displayed language. To turn off the subtitles Select “OFF” in step 2. Notes • Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be able to change the subtitles even if multilingual subtitles are recorded on it.
  • Page 43 Press X/x to select the setting you want. The default setting is underlined. • STANDARD: displays a standard picture. • DYNAMIC 1: produces a bold dynamic picture by increasing the picture contrast and the colour intensity. • DYNAMIC 2: produces a more dynamic picture than DYNAMIC 1 by further increasing the picture contrast and colour intensity.
  • Page 44: Sharpening The Picture (Sharpness)

    Sharpening the Picture (SHARPNESS) You can enhance the outlines of images to produce a sharper picture. Press DISPLAY during playback (When playing a DATA CD or DATA DVD with JPEG image files, press twice). The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (SHARPNESS), then press ENTER.
  • Page 45: Enjoying Mp3 Audio And Jpeg Images

    Enjoying MP3 Audio and JPEG Images About MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files MP3 is audio compression technology that satisfies the ISO/IEC MPEG regulations. JPEG is image compression technology. You can play DATA CDs/DATA DVDs that contain MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files.
  • Page 46: Playing Mp3 Audio Tracks Or Jpeg Image Files

    When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD and press H, the numbered tracks (or files) are played sequentially, from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks (or files) contained within a currently selected album take priority over 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...
  • Page 47 Selecting an album Press MENU. The list of albums on the disc appears. When an album is being played, its title is shaded. 3 ( 3 0 ) R O C K B E S T H I T K A R A O K E M Y F A V O U R I T E S O N G R &...
  • Page 48: Selecting A Jpeg Image File

    Selecting a JPEG image file After step 2 of “Selecting an album,” press PICTURE NAVI. The image files in the album appear in 16 subscreens. A scroll box is displayed on the right. To display additional images, select a bottom image and press x. To return to a previous image, select a top image and press X.
  • Page 49: Enjoying Jpeg Images As A Slide Show

    To stop viewing the JPEG image Press x. z Hints • While viewing JPEG image files, you can set options such as “INTERVAL” (page 51), “EFFECT” (page 51), and “SHARPNESS” (page 44). • You can view JPEG images files without MP3 audio by setting “MODE (MP3, JPEG)”...
  • Page 50: Viewing A Slide Show With Sound

    Viewing a slide show with sound (MODE (MP3, JPEG)) When JPEG image files and MP3 audio tracks are placed in the same album, you can enjoy a slide show with sound. Press DISPLAY during stop mode. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (MP3, JPEG)), and press ENTER.
  • Page 51: Setting The Pace For A Slide Show

    Setting the pace for a slide show (INTERVAL) You can set the time the slides are displayed on the screen. Press DISPLAY twice while viewing a JPEG image or when the player is in stop mode. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select (INTERVAL), then press ENTER.
  • Page 52: Enjoying Divx ® Videos

    ® Enjoying DivX Videos About DivX Video Files ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This product is an official DivX product. You can play DATA CDs and DATA DVDs that contain DivX video files. DATA CDs and DATA DVDs that the player can play Playback of DATA CDs and DATA DVDs...
  • Page 53: Playing Divx Video Files

    Playing DivX Video Files You can play DivX video files on DATA CDs and DATA DVDs. RETURN z Hint You can view the disc information while playing a DivX video file (page 33). Notes • If there are no DivX video files recorded on the DATA CD/DATA DVD, a message appears to indicate that the disc is not playable.
  • Page 54: Selecting A Divx Video File

    Selecting a DivX video file After step 2 of “Selecting an album,” press ENTER. The list of files in the album appears. M Y F A V O U R I T E S 1 ( 2 ) H A W A I I 2 0 0 4 V E N U S Press X/x to select a file, and press ENTER.
  • 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 a disc. • Custom Parental Control You can set playback restrictions so that the player will not play inappropriate discs. •...
  • Page 56 To play a disc for which Custom Parental Control is set Insert the disc for which Custom Parental Control is set. The “CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL” display appears. CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL Custom parental control is already set. To play, enter your password and press ENTER Enter your 4-digit password using the...
  • Page 57: Changing The Password

    The area is selected. When you select “OTHERS t,” select and enter a standard code in the table on page 71 using the number buttons. Press X/x to select “LEVEL,” then press ENTER. The selection items for “LEVEL” are displayed. PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD:...
  • Page 58: 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. Number buttons You can control your TV using the buttons below. By pressing You can...
  • Page 59: 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 60 to 64.
  • Page 60: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language (Language Setup)

    Press X/x to select a setting, then press ENTER. The setting is selected and setup is complete. Example: “4:3 PAN SCAN” SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: LINE: To enter the Quick Setup mode Select “QUICK” in step 3. Follow from step 5 of the Quick Setup explanation to make basic adjustments (page 18).
  • Page 61: 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” (page 59). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND:...
  • Page 62: Custom Settings (Custom Setup)

    Custom Settings SETUP) Use this to set up playback related and other settings. Select “CUSTOM SETUP” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 59). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP AUTO POWER OFF: AUTO PLAY: DIMMER: PAUSE MODE:...
  • Page 63: 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. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 59). The default settings are underlined. AUDIO SETUP AUDIO DRC: DOWNMIX:...
  • Page 64: Setting The Digital Output Signal

    Setting the digital output signal Switches the method of outputting audio signals when you connect a component such as an amplifier (receiver) or MD deck with a digital input jack. For connection details, see page 17. Select “DOLBY DIGITAL,” “MPEG,” “DTS,”...
  • Page 65: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power is not turned on. , Check that the mains lead is connected securely.
  • Page 66 , Moisture has condensed inside the player (page 3). , The player cannot play a recorded disc that is not correctly finalized (page 6). The MP3 audio track cannot be played (page 46). , The DATA CD is not recorded in MP3 format that conforms to ISO 9660 Level 1/ Level 2 or Joliet.
  • Page 67 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 or DATA DVD.
  • Page 68: Self-Diagnosis Function (When Letters/Numbers Appear In The Display)

    E XX To prevent a malfunction, the (xx is a number) player has performed the self-diagnosis function. , Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and give the 5- character service number. Example: E 61 10 Glossary...
  • Page 69 DVD VIDEO (page 5) A disc that contains up to 8 hours of moving pictures even though its diameter is the same as a CD. The data capacity of a single-layer and single- sided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7 times that of a CD.
  • Page 70: Specifications

    Specifications System Laser: Semiconductor laser Signal format system: PAL/(NTSC) Audio characteristics Frequency response: DVD VIDEO (PCM 48 kHz): 2 Hz to 22 kHz (±0.5 dB)/ CD: 2 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB) Harmonic distortion: 0.01 % Dynamic range: DVD VIDEO: 85 dB/ CD: 85 dB Wow and flutter: Less than detected value (±0.001% W PEAK)
  • Page 71: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see pages 37, 41, 60. 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 72: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 61 4:3 LETTER BOX 61 4:3 PAN SCAN 61 48kHz/96kHz PCM 64 5.1 Channel Surround 17 A-B REPEAT 28 ADVANCE 21 ALBUM 31 Album 45 ANGLE 41 AUDIO 37 AUDIO DRC 63 AUDIO SETUP 63 AUTO PLAY 62 AUTO POWER OFF 62 BACKGROUND 61 Batteries 14...
  • Page 76 Printed on 70% or more recycled paper. Sony Corporation Printed in Hungary...

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