© 2000 Sony Corporation
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DVD Player. Before operating the unit,
please read this manual thoroughly and
retain it for future reference.
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock,
do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. As the
laser beam used in this CD/DVD player is
harmful to eyes, do not attempt to
disassemble the cabinet.
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Model No. DVP-CX870D
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modifications not expressly approved in
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operate this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
Reorient or relocate the receiving
Increase the separation between the
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
About This Manual 4
This Player Can Play the Following Discs 4
Notes About the Discs 6
TV Hookups 8
Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups 10
5.1 Channel Surround Hookups 12
Selecting the Language for the On-Screen
Operation Sound Effects (Sound Feedback) 15
Inserting Discs 16
Playing Side B (FLIP) 21
Playing at Various Speeds/Frame by Frame
Resuming Playback from the Point Where You
Stopped the Disc (Resume Play)
Using the DVD's Menu
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions
Using the Front Panel Display
Displaying the Disc Information (Disc Explorer)
Filing Discs in the Folder (Disc Explorer -
Labeling Discs and Folders (Disc Explorer -
Sorting Discs (Disc Explorer - Sort Mode)
Using Various Functions with the
Using the Control Menu Display
Control Menu Item List
Searching for a Disc/Title/Chapter/Track/Index/
Checking the Playing Time and Remaining
Selecting a Starting Point Using the Time Code
Viewing the Disc Information 43
Changing the Sound
Displaying the Subtitles
Changing the Angles
Digital Cinema Sound Settings
Checking the Play Information
Locking Discs (Custom Parental Control)
Selecting the Disc Mode (1 Disc or All Discs)
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play)
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play)
Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play)
Repeating a Specific Portion (AB Repeat)
Adjusting the Playback Picture
Enhancing the Playback Picture (Digital Video
Using the Quick Reference Screen (VIEWER)
Settings and Adjustments
Using the Setup Display
Setup Display Item List 65
Setting the Display Language or Sound Track
Settings for the Display (SCREEN SETUP)
Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP)
Settings for the Sound (AUDIO SETUP) 73
Settings for the Speakers (SPEAKER SETUP) 75
Controlling Your TV or AV Receiver (Amplifier)
with the Supplied Remote
Controlling the CD Changer (Mega Control) 80
Self-diagnosis function 85
Language Code List 89
Index to Parts and Controls 90
This Player Can Play the Following Discs
The "DVD VIDEO" logo is a trademark.
This player conforms to the NTSC color system. You cannot play discs recorded in other color systems such as PAL or SECAM.
Region code of DVDs you can play on this unit
Your DVD player has a region code printed on the back of the unit and will only play DVDs
that are labeled with identical region codes.
DVDs labeled ALL will also play on this unit.
If you try to play any other DVD, the message "Playback prohibited by area limitations." will
appear on the TV screen.
Depending on the DVD, no region code indication may be labeled even though playing the DVD is prohibited by area restrictions.
Note on playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs may be intentionally fixed 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. Also
refer to the instructions supplied with the DVDs or VIDEO CDs.
About This Manual
· Instructions in this manual describe the controls on the player.
You can also use the controls on the remote if they have the
same or similar names as those on the player.
· The icons on the right are used in this manual:
Indicates that you can use only the remote
to do the task.
Indicates tips and hints for making the
Indicates that the function is for DVD
Indicates that the function is for VIDEO
Indicates that the function is for Audio
Audio + Video
Audio + Video
About 4 h (for
about 8 h (for
About 80 min.
about 160 min.
AC 00V 00Hz
MADE IN JAPAN
Terms for discs
The longest section of a picture or music feature on a DVD, the
movie, etc. in video software, or the name of an album in audio
Sections of a picture or a music feature that are smaller than
titles. A title is composed of several chapters. Each chapter is
assigned a chapter number enabling you to locate the chapter
you want. Depending on the disc, no chapters may be
Sections of a picture or a music feature on a VIDEO CD or a
CD. Each track is assigned a track number enabling you to
locate the track you want.
· Index (CD) / Video Index (VIDEO CD)
A number that divides a track into sections to easily locate the
point you want on a VIDEO CD or a CD. Depending on the
disc, no indexes may be recorded.
On a VIDEO CD with PBC (playback control) functions, the
menu screens, moving pictures and still pictures are divided
into sections called "scenes." Each scene is assigned a scene
number enabling you to locate the scene you want.
Note on PBC (Playback Control) (VIDEO CDs)
This player conforms to Ver. 1.1 and Ver. 2.0 of VIDEO CD
standards. You can enjoy two kinds of playback according to the
(Ver. 1.1 discs)
VIDEO CDs with
(Ver. 2.0 discs)
When playing DTS*-encoded CDs, excessive noise will be heard
from the analog stereo outputs. To avoid possible damage to the
audio system, the consumer should take proper precautions
when the analog stereo outputs of the DVD player are connected
to an amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital SurroundTM
playback, an external 5.1-channel DTS Digital SurroundTM
decoder system must be connected to the digital output of the
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation
and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
* "DTS," "DTS Digital Surround" and "DTS Digital Out" are
trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Enjoy video playback (moving pictures)
as well as music.
Play interactive software using menu
screens displayed on the TV screen (PBC
Playback), in addition to the video
playback functions of Ver. 1.1 discs.
Moreover, you can play high-resolution
still pictures if they are included on the
Discs that the player cannot play
The player cannot play discs other than the ones listed in the
table on page 4. CD-Rs, CD-ROMs including PHOTO CDs, data
sections in CD-EXTRAs, DVD-ROMs, DVD-audio, HD (high
density) layer of Super Audio CD etc., cannot be played.