© 2004 Sony Corporation
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 AC power cord must be
changed only at a 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
Refer servicing to qualified
This symbol is
intended to alert the
user to the presence
within the product's enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to
This symbol is
intended to alert the
user to the presence
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC
SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE
OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
For customers in the U.S.A
The model and serial numbers are
located at the rear of the unit.
Record the serial number in the
space provided below. Refer to
them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DVP-NS501P
You are cautioned that any change
or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this
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
Increase the separation
between the equipment and
Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver
Consult the dealer or an
technician for help.
Thank you for purchasing this
Sony CD/DVD Player. Before
operating this player, please read
this manual thoroughly and retain
it for future reference.
For your protection, please read these safety
instructions completely before operating the appliance,
and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and
instructions on the appliance, or the one described in
the operating instructions and adhere to them.
This set should be operated only
from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of
electrical power supplied to your
home, consult your dealer or local power company.
For those sets designed to operate from battery power,
or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization
This set is equipped with a polarized ac power cord
plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), or
with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a
third pin for grounding). Follow the instructions
For the set with a polarized ac power
This plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the
plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your
electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not
defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug by
forcing it in.
For the set with a three-wire grounding
type ac plug:
This plug will only fit into a
grounding-type power outlet. This
is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug into the
outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet
installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords or convenience
receptacles beyond their capacity,
since this can result in fire or
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into
the set through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points
or short out parts that could result in
a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the set.
Do not use attachments not
recommended by the manufacturer, as
they may cause hazards.
Unplug the set from the wall outlet
before cleaning or polishing it. Do
not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a cloth lightly
dampened with water for cleaning
the exterior of the set.
Water and Moisture
Do not use power-line operated sets
near water - for example, near a
bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or
near a swimming pool, etc.
Route the power cord so that it is
not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular
attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where
the cord exits from the appliance.
Do not place the set on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. The set may
fall, causing serious injury to a
child or an adult, and serious damage to the set. Use
only a cart stand tripod, bracket, or table recommended
by the manufacturer.
An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the appliance
and cart combination to overturn.
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of
the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots
and openings must never be blocked or covered.
· Never cover the slots and
openings with a cloth or
· Never block the slots and
openings by placing the set
on a bed, sofa, rug or other
· Never place the set in a
confined space, such as a
bookcase, or built-in
cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
· Do not place the set near or
over a radiator or heat
register, or where it is
exposed to direct sunlight.
Outdoor antenna grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed,
follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light
or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with
such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA
SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN
TO KEEP FROM CONTACTING SUCH POWER
LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONTACT WITH THEM
IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code
provides information with respect to proper grounding of
the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in
wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection
to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
Antenna Grounding According to the
National Electrical Code
For added protection for this set during a lightning
storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will
prevent damage to the set due to lightning and power-
Antenna Lead in Wire
Antenna Discharge unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
(NEC Section 810-21)
Power Service Grounding
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
NEC-NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following
· When the power cord or plug is
damaged or frayed.
· If liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the
· If the set has been exposed
to rain or water.
· If the set has been
subject to excessive
shock by being
dropped, or the cabinet
has been damaged.
· If the set does not operate
normally when following
the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls
that are specified in the
operating instructions. Improper adjustment
of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the set to normal
· When the set exhibits a distinct change in
performance - this indicates a need for service.
Do not attempt to service the set
yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts specified
by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics
as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
Upon completion of any service or
repairs to the set, ask the service
technician to perform routine
safety checks (as specified by the
manufacturer) to determine that
the set is in safe operating
· The power requirements and power
consumption of this player are indicated on
the back of the player. Check that the
player's operating voltage is identical with
your local power supply.
· To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
· Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the cabinet, unplug the player and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
On power sources
· The player is not disconnected from the AC
power source as long as it is connected to
the wall outlet, even if the player itself has
been turned off.
· If you are not going to use the player for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the player
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull
· Should the AC power cord need to be
changed, have it done at a qualified service
· Place the player in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the
· Do not place the player on a soft surface
such as a rug that might block the
· Do not place the player in a location near
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical
· Do not install the player in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
· Keep the player away from equipment with
strong magnets, such as microwave ovens,
or large loudspeakers.
· Do not place heavy objects on the player.
· If the player is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense on the
lenses inside the player. Should this occur,
the player may not operate properly. In this
case, remove the disc and leave the player
turned on for about half an hour until the
· When you move the player, take out any
discs. If you don't, the disc may be
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to
a section with very low level inputs or no
audio signals. If you do, the speakers may be
damaged when a peak level section is played.
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Power requirements and
Caution: This player is capable of holding a
still video image or on-screen display image
on your television screen indefinitely. If
you leave the still video image or on-screen
display image displayed on your 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.