© 1999 by Sony Corporation
Thank you for purchasing the Sony CD/
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
Mains cord must only be
changed at qualified
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The CLASS
1 LASER PRODUCT MARKING is
located on the rear exterior.
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.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
This label is located on the Laser protective
housing inside the enclosure.
· This unit operates on 220 - 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz. Check that the unit's
operating voltage is identical with your
local power supply.
· If anything falls into the cabinet, unplug
the unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
· The unit is not disconnected from the
mains as long as it is connected to the
mains outlet, even if the unit itself has
been turned off.
· Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if
you do not intend to use it for an
extended period of time. To disconnect
the cord, pull it out by the plug, never by
· Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat buildup.
· Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs,
blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
draperies) that may block the ventilation
· Do not install the unit near heat sources
such as radiators or air dusts, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive
dust, mechanical vibration or shock.
· Do not install the unit in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in
a horizontal position only.
· Keep the unit and discs away from
equipment with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens or large loudspeakers.
· Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
· If the unit is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, moisture may
condense inside the CD/DVD player
and cause damage to the lenses. When
you first install the unit, or when you
move it from a cold to a warm location,
wait for about one hour before operating
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About This Manual 4
This Player Can Play the Following Discs 4
Notes on Discs 6
TV Hookups 8
Receiver (Amplifier) Hookups 12
5.1 Channel Surround Hookups 14
Selecting the Language for On-Screen Display 16
Playing at Various Speeds/Frame by Frame
Resuming Playback from the Point Where You
Stopped the Disc (Resume Play)
Using the Menu for Each DVD
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions
Using the Front Panel Display 23
Using Various Functions with the
Using the Control Menu Display
Control Menu Item List
Searching for the Title/Chapter/Track/Index/Scene
Checking the Playing Time and Remaining Time
Selecting a Start Point Using the Time Code
Checking the Information of the Disc 31
Changing the Sounds
Displaying the Subtitles
Changing the Angles
Setting for Digital Cinema Sound
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play)
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play)
Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play)
Repeating a Specific Portion (A~B Repeat) 41
Checking the Play Information
Reducing the Picture Noise (DNR: Digital Video
Adjustments for Playback Picture (VIDEO EQ:
Displaying Different Angles Simultaneously
Dividing a Track into 9 Sections (Strobe Play)
Scanning the Title, Chapter and Track
Setting and Selecting Favorite Scene (Bookmark)
Settings and Adjustments
Using the Setup Display
Setup Display Item List 51
Setting the Language for Display and Sound
Settings for Display (SCREEN SETUP)
Custom Settings (CUSTOM SETUP)
Settings for Sound (AUDIO SETUP) 58
Speaker Set Up 61
Controlling the TV or the AV Receiver (Amplifier)
with the Supplied Remote
Self-diagnosis function 68
Language Code List 72
Index to Parts and Controls 73
This Player Can Play the Following Discs
"DVD VIDEO" logo is a trademark.
When you play an NTSC disc, this player outputs the video signal in the NTSC system only. In this case, if your TV is a PAL system mode,
the picture becomes noisy.
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 be also played on this unit.
If you try to play any other DVD, the message "Playing this disc prohibited by area limits." 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 the area limits.
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 the functions for DVD VIDEOs.
Indicates the functions for VIDEO CDs.
Indicates the functions for Audio CDs.
Audio + Video
Audio + Video
About 4 h (for
about 8 h (for
About 80 min.
about 160 min.
AC 110V 60Hz
MADE IN JAPAN
Terms for discs
The longest sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD; a
movie, etc., for a picture piece on a video software; or an
album, etc., for a music piece on an audio software. Each title is
assigned a title number enabling you to locate the title you
Sections of a picture or a music piece 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 piece 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 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" is a trademark 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-R, CD-ROMs including PHOTO CDs, data
sections in CD-EXTRAs, DVD-ROMs etc., cannot be played.