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3-077-210-13 (1) US
DVD Player/
Video Cassette
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
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack Road Oradell, New Jersey 07649
Telephone No.:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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
© 2002 Sony Corporation

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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
personnel only.
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye
hazard. As the laser beam used in
this DVD player is harmful to eyes,
do not attempt to disassemble the
Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
This symbol is
intended to alert the
user to the presence
of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage"
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
of important
operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
For customers in the
Owner's Record
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. SLV-D100
Serial No.______________
You are cautioned that any
changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual
could void your authority to
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
following measures:
­ Reorient or relocate the
receiving antenna.
­ Increase the separation
between the equipment and
­ Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver
is connected.
­ Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Thank you for purchasing this
Sony DVD Player/Video Cassette
Recorder. Before operating this
player, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future
· Operate the unit only on
120 V AC, 60 Hz.
· This unit is not
disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as
long as it is connected to
the wall outlet, even if the
unit itself has been turned
· 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
the cord.
· If the unit is brought
directly from a cold to a
warm location, moisture
may condense inside the
unit and cause damage to
the video head and tape.
When you first install the
unit, or when you move it
from a cold to a warm
location, wait for about
three hours before
operating the unit.
· Do not install the unit in an
inclined position. It is
designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
· Keep the unit and cassettes
away from equipment with
strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens or large
· Do not place heavy objects
on the unit.

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Important Safeguards
Important Safeguards
For your protection, please read these safety
instructions completely before operating the
appliance, and keep this manual for future
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and
instructions on the appliance, or the one described in
the operating instructions and adhere to them.
Power sources
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 below:
For the set with a polarized ac power cord
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 grounding plug.
Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords or convenience
receptacles beyond their
capacity, since this can result in
fire or electric shock.
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.
Power-Cord Protection
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 other
· Never block the slots and
openings by placing the set on
a bed, sofa, rug or other
similar surface.

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4 Important Safeguards
· Never place the set in a
confined space, such as a
bookcase, or built-in cabinet,
unless proper ventilation is
· Do not place the set near or
over a radiator or heat register,
or where it is exposed to direct
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.
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 grounding electrode.
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-line surges.
Antenna Lead in Wire
Ground Clamp
Antenna Discharge unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Electric Service
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
· When the power cord or plug is
damaged or frayed.
· If liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the set.
· 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
· 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.
Replacement parts
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.
Safety Check
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 condition.

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DVD Precautions
DVD Precautions
On safety
· Caution ­ The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye hazard.
· To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
· Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
cabinet, unplug the player and have it checked
by qualified personnel before operating it any
On operation
· 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 moisture evaporates.
· When you move the player, take out any discs. If
you don't, the disc may be damaged.
On adjusting volume when playing
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.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning disc.
It may cause a malfunction.
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. Projection televisions
are especially susceptible to this.