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3-091-712-12 (1) US

DVD Player/

Video Cassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
For customers in the USA
If you have any questions about your Sony DVD-VCR, you may call Sony Customer
Information Services Company at 1-800-VHS-SONY (847-7669).
For all other Sony product questions, please call Sony Customer Information Services
Company at 1-800-222-SONY (7669).
Or write to: Sony Customer Information Services Company 12451 Gateway
Boulevard Ft. Myers, FL 33913
For Customers in Canada
If this product is not working properly, please call 1-877-602-2008 for Peace of Mind
Warranty Replacement service.
For other product related questions please contact our Customer Information Service
Center at 1-877-899-7669 or write to us at: Customer Information Service 115 Gordon
Baker Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2H 3R6
SLV-D550P
SLV-D350P
© 2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Dvd Player

    Recorder Operating Instructions For customers in the USA If you have any questions about your Sony DVD-VCR, you may call Sony Customer Information Services Company at 1-800-VHS-SONY (847-7669). For all other Sony product questions, please call Sony Customer Information Services Company at 1-800-222-SONY (7669).

  • Page 2: Warning

    Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. ______________ Serial No.______________ CAUTION You are cautioned that any...

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions 1 Read these instructions. 2 Keep these instructions. 3 Heed all warnings. 4 Follow all instructions. 5 Do not use this apparatus near water. 6 Clean only with dry cloth. 7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Page 4

    “Audio DRC” to “TV Mode” (page 66). Correct The sound volume is low on some DVDs. The sound volume may improve if you set “Audio DRC” to “Wide Range” (page 66). Sony Corporation © 2004 Printed in China SLV-D550P/SLV-D350P Correct...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 2 WARNING 2 Welcome! 2 General Precautions 3 Important Safety Instructions 3 DVD Precautions 6 About this manual 6 This player can play the following discs 8 Notes about discs Getting Started 9 Step 1 : Unpacking 10 Step 2 : Setting up the remote commander 13 Step 3 : Basic hookups 20 Step 4 : Selecting a language...

  • Page 6

    DVD Additional Operations 76 Using the DVD’s menu 78 Zooming into a scene 79 Changing the angles 80 Displaying the subtitle 81 Various play mode functions (Program play, Shuffle play, Repeat play) 86 Changing the sound 87 Virtual surround setting 89 Playing an MP3 audio track 93 Playing JPEG image files 97 Playing VIDEO CDs with “PBC ON/...

  • Page 7: About This Manual

    About this manual Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for the 2 models: SLV-D550P SLV-D350P your model name by looking at the rear panel of your DVD-VCR is the model used for illustration SLV-D550P purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “...

  • Page 8

    Example of discs that the player cannot play The player cannot play the following discs: • All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)/CD- Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in the following formats: – music CD format – video CD format – MP3 or JPEG format that conforms to ISO9660* Level 1/Level 2 •...

  • Page 9: Notes About Discs

    Notes about discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface. • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may rise considerably inside the car.

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1 : Unpacking Check that you have received the following items with the DVD-VCR: • Remote commander • Size AA (R6) batteries Note • The supplied remote commander is for the exclusive use of this DVD-VCR. • 75-ohm coaxial cable with F-type connectors •...

  • Page 11: Step 2 : Setting Up The Remote Commander

    Using the remote commander You can use this remote commander to operate this DVD- VCR and a Sony TV. Buttons on the remote commander marked with an orange dot (•) can be used to operate your Sony TV. If the TV does not have the...

  • Page 12

    Controlling other TVs with the remote commander The remote commander is preprogrammed to control non-Sony TVs. If your TV is listed in the following table, set the appropriate manufacturer’s code number. Set TV / DVD·VIDEO at the top of the remote commander to TV.

  • Page 13

    Notes • If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered will be erased. • If the TV uses a different remote control system from the one programmed to work with the DVD-VCR, you cannot control your TV with the remote commander. •...

  • Page 14: Step 3 : Basic Hookups

    Plug and Play function. • Be sure you make connections firmly. Loose connections may cause picture distortion. • If your TV does not match any of the examples provided, see your nearest Sony dealer or qualified technician. Selecting the best hookup option There are many ways in which your DVD-VCR can be hooked up.

  • Page 15

    Audio/video (A/V) hookup If your TV has audio/video (A/V) input jacks, you will get better picture and sound if you hook up your DVD-VCR using these connections. If your TV does not have A/V inputs, see the following pages for antenna or cable hookups. Note that “Advanced Hookups”...

  • Page 16

    Hookup 1 (Plug and Play) Antenna hookup Make the following connections if you are using an antenna (if you do not have cable TV). A Use this hookup if you are using: • VHF/UHF antenna (you get channels 2–13 and channels 14 and higher) •...

  • Page 17

    Hookup 1 : DVD-VCR setup Plug the DVD-VCR into an AC outlet. The DVD-VCR automatically presets the DVD-VCR’s clock and TV channels when the DVD-VCR is plugged into the AC outlet. to AC outlet The DVD-VCR starts presetting the clock and channels. When Auto preset is completed, the current time appears in the display window.

  • Page 18

    Hookup 2 (Plug and Play) You have no cable box, or a cable box with only a few scrambled channels Recommended use Use this hookup if you do not have a cable box. Also use this hookup if your cable system scrambles only a few channels.

  • Page 19

    Hookup 2 : DVD-VCR setup Plug the DVD-VCR into an AC outlet. The DVD-VCR automatically presets the DVD-VCR’s clock and TV channels when the DVD-VCR is plugged into the AC outlet. to AC outlet The DVD-VCR starts presetting the clock and channels. When Auto preset is completed, the current time appears in the display window.

  • Page 20

    Hookup 3 Connecting a cable box with many scrambled channels Recommended use Use this hookup if your cable system scrambles all or most channels. What you can do with this hookup • Record any channel by selecting the channel on the cable box What you cannot do •...

  • Page 21: Step 4 : Selecting A Language

    Step 4 : Selecting a language You can change the on-screen display language. Before you start… • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • To control the DVD-VCR, set TV / DVD·VIDEO to DVD·VIDEO on the remote (page 10). •...

  • Page 22

    Press SET UP to exit the menu. Selecting a language...

  • Page 23: Step 5 : Setting The Clock

    Step 5 : Setting the clock Using the Auto Clock Set feature Some TV and cable channels transmit time signals with their broadcasts. Your DVD- VCR can pick up this time signal to automatically set the clock. The Auto Clock Set feature works only if a channel in your area is broadcasting a time signal.

  • Page 24

    Press V/v to select “Auto”, then press ENTER. Press V/v to select the item you want, then press B/b to make the setting. • For “Clock data CH” Leave the setting to “Auto” to have the DVD-VCR automatically search for a channel that carries a time signal.

  • Page 25

    Notes • The clock cannot be set automatically if you do not receive a channel that carries a time signal in your area. If so, set the clock manually (page 24). • If there are only a few channels in your area that carry time signals, setting the clock automatically may take up to about 20 minutes.

  • Page 26

    Press V/v to select ENTER. Press V/v to set the hour. Press b to select the minutes and set the minutes by pressing V/v. Set the month, day, and year in sequence by pressing b to select the item to be set, and press V/v to select the digits, then press b.

  • Page 27: Step 6 : Presetting Channels

    Step 6 : Presetting channels This DVD-VCR is capable of receiving VHF channels 2 to 13, UHF channels 14 to 69 and unscrambled CATV channels 1 to 125. First, we recommend that you preset the receivable channels in your area using automatic presetting methods.

  • Page 28

    Press V/v to select “Channel Setup”, then press ENTER. The “CHANNEL SETUP” menu appears. Press V/v to select “Ant/Cable.” • To preset cable TV channels: Press • To preset VHF and UHF channels: Press Press V/v to select “Auto Channel Memory,” then press ENTER.

  • Page 29

    Presetting/disabling channels manually Before you start… • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. When using a cable box, turn it on. • To control the DVD-VCR, set TV / DVD·VIDEO to DVD·VIDEO on the remote (page 10). • Set the “RF Output Channel” to “3CH” or “4CH”...

  • Page 30

    To preset/disable a channel: Press CH +/– or number buttons to enter the channel number. Press B/b to select “ADD” (in memory) or “DELETE” (deleted). Press ENTER. Press O RETURN to confirm the setting. Press SET UP to exit the menu. Note •...

  • Page 31: Step 7 : Setting Up The Vcr Plus

    Step 7 : Setting up the VCR Plus+ (SLV-D550P only) How the VCR Plus+ system works Whenever you want to record a TV program, all you need to do is look up the “PlusCode” number, a number assigned to each program published in the TV section of most newspapers, cable TV listings, and even TV GUIDE magazine.

  • Page 32

    Press SET UP, then press V/v to select (OPTION) and press ENTER. Press V/v to select “Channel Setup”, then press ENTER. The “CHANNEL SETUP” menu appears. Setting up the VCR Plus+ ® system (SLV-D550P only) SET UP V/v/B/b ENTER O RETURN OPTION SETUP :English Language...

  • Page 33

    Press V/v to select “Guide Channel Setup,” then press ENTER. The upper row shows VCR Plus+ guide channels and the lower row shows TV channels or cable box out put channels. Press B/b to select the channel number that does not match the guide channel. •...

  • Page 34: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playing discs Depending on the disc, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. Before you start ... • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.

  • Page 35

    Press H PLAY. The disc tray closes and the DVD player starts playback. The display window shows the playback time Depending on the disc, a menu may appear on the TV screen. For DVDs, see page 76. For VIDEO CDs, see page 97. * “–...

  • Page 36

    To Resume playback for the current disc (Resume Play) The DVD player remembers the point where you stopped the disc even if the DVD player enters standby mode by pressing ?/1. While playing a disc, press x STOP to stop playback. Press H PLAY.

  • Page 37

    • To make a video timer reservation during DVD playback, we recommend performing the operations under “Quick Timer Recording” (page 99). Notes • You can change the screen type using the “SCREEN SETUP” menu. (See “Screen Setup” on page 67) •...

  • Page 38: Guide To The On-screen Display

    Guide to the on-screen display You can check disc information during playback. The displayed contents differ according to the type of disc being played. Press DISPLAY during playback. The following information appears; type of disc, current title/track, chapter, counter position, voice language, subtitle language and Custom AV Mode setting.

  • Page 39

    To playback the desired title/track or chapter You can playback the desired title/track or chapter using this menu. Press V/v during playback to select the desired item. Press B/b to change the item. Press ENTER to start playback. Press DISPLAY or O RETURN to turn off the menu.

  • Page 40

    Notes • The display may not change as operated depending on the disc. • The display window continue indicating the playing time even when the counter position information on the on-screen display is being changed. To adjust the playback picture (Custom AV Mode) You can adjust the video signal of the DVD or VIDEO CD (with PBC function off) from the player to obtain the picture quality you want.

  • Page 41: Locking The Disc Tray (child Lock)

    Locking the disc tray You can lock the disc tray so that the disc tray is not opened by mistake. To lock the disc tray When the DVD-VCR is turned on, press x, X and SELECT DVD on the unit at the same time.

  • Page 42: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape Before you start ... • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO to DVD·VIDEO, then press SELECT VIDEO to control the VCR (page 10).

  • Page 43

    Press H PLAY. The display window shows the playback time. When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind automatically. Additional tasks Stop play Pause play* Resume play after pause Fast-forward the tape Rewind the tape Eject the tape * If you pause the VCR for more than 5 minutes, the VCR will automatically resume play. To play a recently watched scene You can immediately rewind and playback the scene you want to watch again.

  • Page 44

    Playback options Play in slow motion Play frame by frame Play at various speeds (Shuttle play) To resume normal playback Press H PLAY. To use the time counter Press CLEAR at the point on the tape that you want to find later. The counter in the display window resets to “0:00:00.”...

  • Page 45: Recording Tv Programs

    Recording TV programs Before you start ... • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen. • Set TV / DVD·VIDEO to DVD·VIDEO, then press SELECT VIDEO to control the VCR (page 10).

  • Page 46

    Press SP/EP to select the tape speed, SP or EP. EP (Extended Play) provides recording time three times as long as SP (Standard Play). However, SP produces better picture and audio quality. Press z REC to start recording. appears in the display window. “...

  • Page 47

    To watch another TV program while recording Press TV/VIDEO to display “TV” in the display window. If your TV is connected to the VCR using A/V connections, set the TV to the TV’s antenna input; if not, skip this step. Select another channel on the TV.

  • Page 48: Recording Tv Programs Using The Timer

    Recording TV programs using the timer You can preset up to eight programs at a time. Before you start… • Check that the DVD-VCR clock is set to the correct time. • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.

  • Page 49

    Set the channel number, start and stop times, date, and tape speed: Press b to select each item in turn. Press V/v to set each item. To correct a setting, press B to return to that setting and reset. • To record from a source connected to the LINE IN 1 or LINE-2 IN jacks, press INPUT SELECT or V/v to display “L1 ”...

  • Page 50

    To use the Auto Tape Speed function When you are recording a program in the Auto mode and the remaining tape becomes shorter than the recording time, the tape speed is automatically changed to the EP mode. Note that some noise will appear on the picture when the tape speed is changed.

  • Page 51: Recording Tv Programs Using The Dial Timer (slv-d550p Only)

    Recording TV programs using the Dial Timer (SLV-D550P only) The Dial Timer function allows you to make timer recordings of programs without turning on your TV. Set the recording timer to record up to eight programs that will be broadcast within a month using the DIAL TIMER.

  • Page 52

    Press DIAL TIMER to set the start time. “START” and the next quarter hour increment appear alternately in the display window. Turn DIAL TIMER to set the recording start time. You can set the recording start time in 15 minute intervals or adjust the time in one minute intervals by pressing the CHANNEL +/–...

  • Page 53

    Turn DIAL TIMER to set the recording stop time. You can set the recording stop time in 15 minute intervals or adjust the time in one minute intervals by pressing the CHANNEL +/– buttons on the unit. Press DIAL TIMER. Current channel flashes in the display window.

  • Page 54

    To return to the previous step To return to the previous step, press the CHANNEL + and – buttons on the unit at the same time during any of the Dial Timer settings. To set the clock Hold down DIAL TIMER so that MONTH indicator appears in the display window.

  • Page 55

    About the Demonstration Mode The Dial Timer function has a Demonstration Mode that allows the user, such as a salesperson, to enter more than eight examples of timer settings when demonstrating the use of the Dial Timer. It cancels the FULL notice which appears if eight programs have already been set.

  • Page 56: Recording Tv Programs Using The Vcr Plus+ System (slv-d550p Only)

    Recording TV programs using the VCR Plus+ ® system Just enter the PlusCode number listed in the TV program guide. The date, time and channel number of that program are set automatically. You can preset up to eight programs together with the DIAL TIMER and manual timer settings at one time.

  • Page 57

    Press the number buttons to enter the PlusCode number. To correct a setting, press B to return to that setting and reset. Press V/v to select “Mode.” Press B/b to select Once, Mo~Fr, or Weekly: To record Only once Everyday Monday to Friday Once a week Press V/v to select “Speed.”...

  • Page 58

    To stop recording To stop the VCR while recording, press x STOP. To use the DVD-VCR after setting the timer To use the DVD-VCR before a timer recording begins, just press ?/1. The timer indicator disappears from the display window and the DVD-VCR switches on. Remember to press ?/1 to reset the VCR to the timer recording standby mode after using the VCR.

  • Page 59: Checking/changing/canceling Timer Settings

    Checking/changing/canceling timer settings Before you start… • Check that the DVD-VCR clock is set to the correct time. • Turn on the DVD-VCR and your TV. • Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on the TV screen.

  • Page 60

    Press O RETURN to confirm the setting. Press O RETURN again to exit the menu. When the timer settings overlap The program that starts first has priority and the second program starts recording only after the first program has finished. If the programs start at the same time, the program listed first in the menu has priority.

  • Page 61: Locking The Dvd-vcr (child Lock)

    Locking the DVD-VCR After you have set the timer, you can lock all of the buttons on the DVD-VCR so that the settings are not canceled by mistake. To lock the DVD-VCR When the DVD-VCR is turned on, hold down ?/1 POWER on the unit until “LOCK” appears in the display window.

  • Page 62: Advanced Hookups

    Advanced Hookups A/V Receiver hookup A Use this hookup if your A/V receiver has a Dolby* Surround (Pro Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 speakers You can enjoy the Dolby Surround effects only when playing Dolby Surround audio or multi-channel audio (Dolby Digital) discs. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 63

    B Use this hookup if your A/V receiver has a Dolby Digital or DTS* decoder, a digital input jack and 6 speakers This connection will allow you to use the Dolby Digital or DTS decoder function of your AV amplifier (receiver). You are not able to enjoy the surround sound effects of this player.

  • Page 64: Video/component Video Hookup

    S-Video/Component Video hookup Make audio connections using the LINE OUT AUDIO L/R jacks or DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks on the right side of the DVD-VCR when you use S-VIDEO/ Component Video hookup. A Use this hookup if your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack Connect an S-VIDEO cord (not supplied).

  • Page 65

    B Use this hookup if your TV has component video input jacks Connect your TV via the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video cord (not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality images. See page 61 for audio connections.

  • Page 66: Dvd Settings And Adjustments

    DVD Settings and Adjustments Audio Setup “Audio Setup” allows you to set the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select then press ENTER. Press V/v to select “Audio Setup,”...

  • Page 67

    Press B/b to select an item. Press SET UP to exit the menu. Menu choices • Dolby Digital Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal. The default setting is indicated in bold print. D-PCM Dolby Digital • DTS Selects whether or not to output DTS signals. The default setting is indicated in bold print.

  • Page 68: Screen Setup

    Screen Setup “Screen Setup” allows you to set the screen according to the playback and connection conditions. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select then press ENTER. Press V/v to select “Screen Setup,” then press ENTER.

  • Page 69

    Press B/b to select an item. Press SET UP to exit the menu. Menu choices • TV Type Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3 standard or wide). The default setting is indicated in bold print. 4:3 Letter Box 4:3 Pan Scan 16:9 4:3 Letter Box...

  • Page 70

    To set the “Progressive” setting If your TV accepts progressive (480p) format signals, you will enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality image. Follow step 1 and 2 on page 67, then press V/v to select “Progressive.” Press B/b to select “On,” then press ENTER. Follow the instructions appearing on the screen.

  • Page 71

    • The “Progressive” setting can be canceled by pressing X on the unit continuously for 5 seconds or more, or selecting “Off” in step 2. Note • If you select progressive signal when you connect the DVD player to a TV that cannot accept the signal in progressive format, the image quality will deteriorate.

  • Page 72: Setting The Display Or Sound Track Language

    Setting the display or sound track language You can set various languages for the disc’s menu, sound track or subtitle. SET UP Press mode, then press V/v to select ENTER press Press V/v to select “Language Setup,” then press ENTER. The “LANGUAGE SET UP”...

  • Page 73: Audio Language

    Press V/v to select the language setup item from the displayed list: “DVD Menu,” “Audio,” or “Subtitle.” Then press ENTER. Press V/v to select the desired language, then press ENTER. • DVD MENU LANGUAGE You can select the desired language for the disc’s menu.

  • Page 74: Parental Control

    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. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select press ENTER.

  • Page 75

    Press b to set the parental control. • If you have not entered a password The display for registering a new password appears. Enter a 4-digit password using the number buttons. The display for confirming the password appears. Re-enter the password. •...

  • Page 76

    Press SET UP to exit the menu. To change the password Select “Change Password” in step 4 on page 74. The display for entering a new password appears. Enter a new 4-digit password using the number buttons. The display for confirming the password appears. Re-enter the new password.

  • Page 77: Dvd Additional Operations

    DVD Additional Operations Using the DVD’s 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 TOP MENU button. When you play DVDs that allow you to select items such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the sound,...

  • Page 78

    Press ENTER. To turn off the DVD’s menu Press x STOP Note • Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to use the TOP MENU button or search a point by setting the time. Using the DVD’s menu...

  • Page 79: Zooming Into A Scene

    Zooming into a scene You can zoom into a scene during playback or still mode. To zoom into a JPEG image, see “Playing JPEG image files” on page 93. Press ZOOM. “ ” appears. Press V/v/B/b to move “ Press ENTER repeatedly to change the magnification. Each time you press the button, the magnification changes as shown below.

  • Page 80: Changing The Angles

    Changing the angles If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the DVD, “ ” appears in the display when you press ANGLE during playback. This means that you can change the viewing angle. Press ANGLE during playback. The angle number appears on the display.

  • Page 81: Displaying The Subtitle

    Displaying the subtitle If subtitles are recorded on the disc, you can change the subtitles or turn them on and off whenever you want while playing a DVD. Press SUBTITLE during playback. Press B/b repeatedly to select the language. Depending on the DVD, the choice of language varies. Refer to “DVD Audio/Subtitle Language”...

  • Page 82: Various Play Mode Functions (program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat Play)

    Various play mode functions Shuffle play, Repeat play) You can set the following play modes: • Program play (page 81) • Shuffle play (page 83) • Repeat play (page 84) Note • The play mode is canceled when: – you open the disc tray –...

  • Page 83

    Press B/b to select “PROGRAM”, then press ENTER. Press V/v/B/b to select the track number you want to program, then press ENTER. To program other tracks, repeat step 3. The programmed track numbers are displayed in the selected order. Press H PLAY to start program play. Program play starts.

  • Page 84

    Playing in random order (Shuffle play) You can shuffle the playback order of tracks. Subsequent “shuffling” may produce a different playing order. Press REPEAT when the DVD player is in stop mode. Press B/b to select “SHUFFLE”, then press ENTER. To return to normal play Press CLEAR.

  • Page 85

    Playing repeatedly (Repeat play) You can play all of the titles or tracks on a disc or a single title, chapter, or track repeatedly. Press REPEAT during playback. Press REPEAT or B/b repeatedly to select the item to be repeated. When playing a DVD •...

  • Page 86

    To return to normal play Select “Off” or press CLEAR in step 2. Notes • You cannot repeat play with DVD-RW in VR mode. • You cannot repeat play VIDEO CDs with PBC function on. See “Playing VIDEO CDs with “PBC ON/OFF”...

  • Page 87: Changing The Sound

    Changing the sound When playing a DVD recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, or DTS), you can change the audio format. If the DVD is recorded with multilingual tracks, you can also select the language. With CDs, DATA CDs, or VIDEO CDs, you can select the sound from the right or left channel and listen to the sound of the selected channel through both the right and...

  • Page 88: Virtual Surround Setting

    Virtual surround setting When you connect a stereo TV or 2 front speakers, SURROUND lets you enjoy surround sound effects by using sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of the front speakers without using actual rear speakers. Press SURROUND during playback.

  • Page 89

    To cancel the setting Select “Off” in step 2. Notes • When the playing signal does not contain a signal for the rear speakers, the surround effects will be difficult to hear. • When you activate the surround effect, turn off the surround setting of the connected TV or amplifier (receiver).

  • Page 90: Playing An Mp3 Audio Track

    Playing an MP3 audio track You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/ CD-Rs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) format. Press Z and place a DATA CD on the disc tray, then press Z to close the tray. When you load a DATA CD which contains MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files, “Select a Media Type”...

  • Page 91

    Press V/v to select “MP3”, then press ENTER. The first track starts playing. Press x STOP if necessary. Press O RETURN, then press V/v to select the desired directory in the left column, then press ENTER. Press V/v to select the desired track in the right column, then press ENTER.

  • Page 92

    Notes • Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can be used for album or track names. Anything else is displayed as an asterisk. • Up to 12 alphanumeric characters can be displayed for album or track names. • ID3 tags cannot be displayed. About MP3 audio tracks You can play MP3 audio tracks on CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, or CD-RWs.

  • Page 93

    The Playback order of MP3 audio tracks The playback order of albums and tracks recorded on a DATA CD is as follows. • Structure of disc contents Tree 1 Tree 2 When you insert a DATA CD and press H PLAY, the numbered tracks are played sequentially, from selected album does not take priority over the next album in the same tree.

  • Page 94: Playing Jpeg Image Files

    Playing JPEG image files You can play JPEG image files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs). Press Z and place a DATA CD on the disc tray, then press Z to close the tray. When you load a DATA CD which contains MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files, “Select a Media Type”...

  • Page 95

    Press ./> to select the next/previous album page, then press V/v/ B/b to select an image in the “Album” display. To display the selected image Press ENTER. The selected image number appears in the display window. To display the next/previous image, press ./>.

  • Page 96: About Jpeg Image Files

    To enjoy the Slide show Press V/v/B/b to select an image in the “Album” display, then press ENTER. Press B/b to select “ ”, then press ENTER. The “Interval” menu appears. Press B/b to select the desired play speed, then press ENTER.

  • Page 97

    To play a Multi Session CD This player can play Multi Session CDs when an JPEG image file is located in the first session. Any subsequent JPEG image files, recorded in the later sessions, can also be played back. When audio tracks and images in music CD format or video CD format are recorded in the first session, only the first session will be played back.

  • Page 98: Playing Video Cds With "pbc On/off" Functions

    Playing VIDEO CDs with “PBC ON/OFF” Functions The PBC (Playback control) function allows you to search and perform other operations interactively. PBC playback follows a selection menu displayed on your TV screen. Press MENU to select “PBC ON.” The menu for your selection appears. Press V/v to select the item number you want.

  • Page 99

    Press ENTER. Follow the instructions in the menu for interactive operations. Refer to the instructions supplied with the disc, as the operating procedure may differ depending on the VIDEO CD. To return to the menu Press O RETURN. To play using “PBC OFF” Press MENU to select “PBC OFF.”...

  • Page 100: Vcr Additional Operations

    VCR Additional Operations Quick Timer Recording After you have started recording, you can have the VCR stop recording automatically after a specified duration. While recording, press z REC. Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration time. Each press advances the time as follows. 0:30 1:00 The tape counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the VCR stops...

  • Page 101: Recording Stereo And Bilingual Programs

    Recording stereo and bilingual programs Recording stereo programs When you receive a program broadcast in stereo, press AUDIO to display “Hi-Fi” on the TV screen. You can also select “Left,” “Right,” or “Mono.” If there is noise in the stereo program, select “Mono.” The sound will be recorded in monaural (on both hi- fi and normal audio tracks) but with less noise.

  • Page 102: Searching Using Various Functions

    Searching using various functions The VCR automatically marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each recording begins. You can easily find a specific point using various search functions. To search using the index function (Scan and Play) The VCR automatically marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each recording begins.

  • Page 103

    To search for the counter 0:00:00 point To mark a point on the tape that you want to find later, reset the tape counter to “0:00:00.” The VCR automatically fast-forwards or rewinds to the 0:00:00 point on the tape counter. Press SEARCH.

  • Page 104: Adjusting The Picture (tracking)

    Adjusting the picture (tracking) Although the VCR automatically adjusts the tracking when playing a tape, distortion may occur if the recording is in poor condition. In this case, manually adjust the tracking. Press TRACKING +/– to display the tracking meter. The distortion should disappear as you press one of Tracking the two tracking buttons.

  • Page 105: Changing Menu Options

    Changing menu options You can change the tape length, auto play and auto repeat settings. Normally the default settings are used. Change these settings if necessary. Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode. Press V/v to select ENTER.

  • Page 106

    Press B/b to change the setting. Press SET UP to exit the menu. Menu choices The default settings are indicated in bold print. Menu option Tape Length Auto Play Auto Repeat Set this option to • T-120 when using a T-120 or shorter length tape. •...

  • Page 107: Editing With Another Vcr

    Editing with another VCR How to connect to record on this VCR This VCR (Recorder) LINE-2 IN Audio/video cord (not supplied) Notes • Make sure you connect the plugs to jacks of the same color. • If the other VCR is a monaural type and connected to this VCR’s LINE-2 IN jacks, connect the audio plug to the AUDIO L (white) jack.

  • Page 108

    Operation (when recording on this VCR) Before you start editing • Turn on the VCR and the TV and set it to the video channel. • Press INPUT SELECT to display “LINE 1” or “LINE 2” in the display window. •...

  • Page 109: Additional Information

    Additional Information General setup information Press SET UP when the DVD player is in stop mode, then press V/v to select (OPTION), then press ENTER. Press V/v to select the option to change. Press B/b to change the setting. When changing the “RF Output Channel,” confirmation messages will appear.

  • Page 110

    Press SET UP to exit the menu. Menu choices The default settings are indicated in bold print. Menu option Auto Power Off RF Output Channel Set this option to • “Off” to deactivate the Auto Power Off function. • “1Hr”/“2Hr” to turn the DVD-VCR off automatically if no signal is received and you do not press any of the buttons during this time.

  • Page 111

    Setting the RF Output channel When connecting the DVD-VCR to the TV using only the antenna cable, you must set the RF Output channel in the “OPTION SETUP” menu so that the TV can receive the correct signal from the DVD-VCR. CHANNEL +/–...

  • Page 112

    Attaching the external antenna connector When using a 300-ohm twin lead cable for a VHF/UHF antenna, use an antenna connector (not supplied) to connect the antenna to the DVD-VCR. Loosen the screws on the antenna connector. Wind the twin leads around the screws on the antenna connector. Retighten the screws.

  • Page 113: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you have any questions or problems not covered below, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. (For customers in USA) General Troubleshooting Symptom The ?/1 switch does not function. The power is turned on but the DVD- VCR does not operate.

  • Page 114

    DVD Troubleshooting Symptom There is no picture/picture noise appears. Even though you set the aspect ratio in “TV Type” of the “SCREEN SETUP” menu the picture does not fill the screen. There is no picture from your VCR connected to the LINE IN jacks. There is no sound.

  • Page 115

    Symptom The disc does not play. The MP3 audio track cannot be played (page 89). The JPEG image file cannot be played. The title of the MP3 audio album/ track or JPEG image album/file is not correctly displayed. The disc does not start playing from the beginning.

  • Page 116

    If a Sony cleaning cassette is not available in your area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony dealer (a standard service fee will be charged). Do not use a commercially available liquid type cleaning cassette, as it may damage the video heads.

  • Page 117

    Symptom The tape starts playing as soon as it is inserted. The tape is ejected when you press z REC. Nothing happens when you press z REC. The timer does not operate. A tape cannot be inserted. The VCR mechanism needs to be cleaned.

  • Page 118: Glossary

    Glossary Chapter (page 37) 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 (pages 61 and 66) Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 119

    Interlace format Interlace format shows every other line of an image as a single “field” and is the standard method for displaying images on television. The even number field shows the even numbered lines of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the odd numbered lines of an image.

  • Page 120: Specifications

    Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. ENERGY STAR ® is a U.S. registered mark. ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Sony Corporation has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Specifications ®...

  • Page 121: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to parts and controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details. Front panel SLV-D550P SLV-D350P A ?/1 POWER (on/standby) switch (11) (35) (42) B PROGRESSIVE indicator (64) (69) C Disc tray (33) D A (open/close) button (33) (34)

  • Page 122: Display Window

    Display window A DVD indicator (34) B MONTH indicator* (50) C DAY indicator* (53) D YEAR indicator* (53) E DATE indicator* (50) F Record indicator (45) G VIDEO indicator (42) H Tape indicator (42) I Timer indicator (48) J STEREO indicator (100) K Playing time/clock/current status indicator (34) (42) L SURR (surround) indicator (87)

  • Page 123: Rear Panel

    Rear panel DVD player and VCR A AC power cord (13) (16) B LINE IN 1 VIDEO/AUDIO L/R jacks (106) C LINE OUT VIDEO/AUDIO L/R jacks (14) D IN (FROM ANT.) connector (15) E OUT (TO TV) connector (15) Index to parts and controls DVD player only F LINE OUT AUDIO L/R jacks (63) G COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Pr/Pb/Y...

  • Page 124

    Remote commander for DVD A Z (open/close) button (33) (34) B TV / DVD•VIDEO switch (10) C SELECT DVD button (10) D Number buttons* (29) E CLEAR button (43) (48) (82) F ANGLE button (79) G SET UP button (20) H SUBTITLE button (80) I AUDIO button* (86) (100)

  • Page 125

    Remote commander for VIDEO A Z (eject) button (42) B TV / DVD•VIDEO switch (10) C SELECT VIDEO button (10) D Number buttons* (29) E CLEAR button (43) F SET UP button (20) Index to parts and controls G TIMER button (47) H AUDIO button* (100) SKIP button (43)

  • Page 126: Dvd Audio/subtitle Language

    DVD Audio/Subtitle Language Abbreviation Language Arabic Chinese Croatian Czech Danish German English Spanish Finish French Greek Hungarian Indonesian Hindi Icelandic Italian Hebrew Japanese Korean Malay Dutch Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Swedish Thai Turkish Vietnamese Afrikaans DVD Audio/Subtitle Language...

  • Page 127: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 68 4:3 Letter Box 68 4:3 Pan Scan 68 Adjusting picture 103 tracking 103 Angle 79 Antenna hookup 15 Audio track 100 Audio/video (A/V) hookup 14 Auto Clock Set 22 Cable hookup 13 Channel line-up chart 30 Cleaning the video heads 115 Clock setting 22 Commercial Skip 42...

  • Page 129

    Sony Corporation AK68-00362B Printed in China...

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Slv-d550p, Slv-d350p

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