Inputs and Outputs
Disc Compatibility: This
unit can play the following discs:
- DVD: 5"
or 3", "Region 1" or "All Region" discs
- DVD-R: 5" or 3"
- DVD-RW: 5" or 3"
- Video CD: 5"
- Audio CD: 5"
- CD-R: 5"
5" or 3"
- CD-R/CD-RW with MP3 Files:
5" or 3"
Precision Drive 2 System: Providing an improved mechanism for reading DVD discs that are in
less than perfect condition, Precision Drive 2 improves over last years
Precision Drive to further eliminate errors in playback due to imperfect,
scratched or warped DVD discs.
Pixel-by-Pixel I/P Conversion De-interlacer with 3-2
Pulldown Processing: Sony's
Pixel-by-Pixel I/P Conversion is an advanced de-interlacer design with the
processing power to deliver flawless, fluid progressive-scan video.
192kHz/24-bit Audio D/A Converter: This player features
a 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter.
108MHz/12-bit Video D/A Converter:
high-speed 108MHz/12-bit video D/A converter employs 4X oversampling for much
more effective noise filtering. The result is smoother gradation and a more
Progressive Scan Output: The component
video output on this unit can be used to send 480p progressive scan signals to a
progressive scan capable television. In contrast to the 30 frames shown per
second by the interlaced format, the progressive format displays 60 frames per
second for more detailed images.
Component Video Output: In
addition to the composite and S-video outputs, this unit is equipped with a set
of component video outputs. When connected to a television with a component
video input, the component video output of this unit will provide picture color
and detail that is superior to video from composite and S-video outputs. The
component video output may be set for interlaced or progressive scan operation.
Enhancer: The Digital Video Enhancer makes
the picture appear clear and crisp by enhancing the outlines of images on your
TV screen. You can select one of three levels; each
level enhances the outline more than the previous level. In addition, you can
select "Soft", which softens the image, or the Digital Video Enhancer
can be turned off.
Block Noise Reduction
The BNR function adjusts the picture quality by reducing the "block
noise" or mosaic-like patterns that appear on your TV screen.
Custom Picture Mode: You
can choose from the following Custom Picture Mode settings:
- Standard: displays a
- Dynamic 1: produces a
bold dynamic picture by increasing the picture contrast and the color
- Dynamic 2: produces a
more dynamic picture than Dynamic 1 by further increasing the picture
contrast and the color intensity
- Cinema 1: enhances
details in dark areas by increasing the black level
- Cinema 2: white colors
become brighter and black colors become richer, and the color contrast is
- Memory: allows you to
individually adjust and store the following settings: picture, brightness,
color, and hue
TV Virtual Surround
(TVS): TV Virtual Surround generates a convincing surround sound
effect using only two stereo speakers, with a stereo receiver or directly out of
the television speakers. You can turn this feature Off or you can select one of
the following settings:
- TVS Dynamic: uses sound imaging to
create a single set of virtual rear speakers. This mode is effective when
using speakers that are close together, such as on a television.
- TVS Wide: uses sound imaging to create multiple
virtual rear speakers. This mode is effective when using speakers
that are close together, such as on a television.
- TVS Night: The large sounds, such as
explosions, are suppressed, but the quieter sounds are unaffected.
- TVS Standard: uses sound imaging to
create multiple virtual rear speakers. This
mode is effective when using separate front speakers that are far apart.
On-screen Display: The on-screen
menu language can be set to English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
DVD/CD Text: When
playing a DVD or CD encoded with text, this unit will display the text
MP3 Playback: This unit will
play MP3 files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660
level 1/level 2, or Joliet formats.
PBC (Playback Control) Playback: PBC
playback allows you to play Video CDs interactively by following the menu on the
Multi-Angle Display: This function allows
you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of
different angles. Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with
multiple camera angles.
Angle Viewer: If various angles
for a scene are recorded on a DVD, you can display the angles at the same time.
The player can display up to 9 different angles at once.
Strobe Play: When
playing a DVD or Video CD, you can display 9 consecutive moving pictures on the
screen. The pictures can also be paused.
Picture Navigation: You can divide the
screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly.
Title/Chapter and Track Viewer: This
feature allows you to view pictures of the disc's titles,
chapters or tracks on a single screen divided into 9 sections and start playback
from the chosen title, chapter or track.
The player stores the point where you stopped the disc for up to 40 discs and
resumes playback from the stored location the next time you insert the same
disc. The resume playback point is cleared for a disc when you change the play
mode or you change the settings on the Setup Display while the disc is playing. Note: This feature does not work for audio CDs or
Instant Replay: The Instant Replay
function is useful when you want to review a scene or dialogue that you missed.
With a single press of the Replay button, the player will go back 10 seconds and
begin playing again.
Program Play: Up to 99 titles,
chapters and tracks can be programmed and played in any order.
Shuffle Play: When playing a
DVD, you can play the titles, chapters, or discs in random order. When playing a Video
CD or an audio CD, you can play the tracks or discs in random order. In addition, you can
play the titles/chapters or tracks in Program Play in random order.
Repeat Play: "A-B
Repeat" allows you to select any portion of a title, chapter, or track and
play that portion repeatedly. When playing a DVD, you can repeat the current
title, current chapter, current disc, or all discs. When playing a Video CD or an audio
CD, you can repeat the current track, current disc, or all discs. When playing an MP3
disc, you can repeat the current album, current track, current disc, or all
discs. In addition, you can repeat Program Play and Shuffle Play.
When playing a DVD or an audio CD, there are three fast-play speeds available in
the playback direction. When playing a DVD, there are three fast-play speeds
available in the reverse direction.
When playing a DVD or Video CD, you may move forward through the program being
played in one of two slow motion speeds. When playing a DVD, you may move
backward through the program being played in one of two slow motion speeds.
Display Dimmer: You can set the display to
Bright, Dark, or Off.
Parental Control: This
unit allows you to set two kinds of playback restrictions for DVDs using
Parental Control and Custom Parental Control. Parental Control allows you to
restrict playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental
control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password. Using
the same registered password, Custom Parental Control allows you to set playback
restrictions for a specific disc. You can set the same Custom Parental Control
password for up to 40 discs.
Child Lock: You can lock
the disc tray to prevent a child from opening it.
- Screen Saver:
The screen saver image appears when you leave the player in pause or stop
mode for 15 minutes, or when you play back a CD or MP3 CD for more than 15
minutes. The screen saver can be turned On or Off.
- Background: You
can select the background color in stop mode, or while playing a CD or an
MP3. You can choose Jacket Picture (shows the DVD jacket picture if
supported by the DVD), Graphics (shows a preset graphic), Blue (background
color is blue), or Black (background color is black).
- Auto Power Off:
When this feature is turned on, the player enters standby mode after
being left in stop mode for more than 30 minutes.
- Auto Play:
This functions is useful when the player is connected to a timer (not
included). When Auto Play is turned on, playback automatically starts when
the unit is turned on.
- Playback Memory:
This function allows you to store settings for up to 40 discs. The following
settings are stored in memory by the Playback Memory function: Angle, Audio,
BNR, Digital Video Enhancer, Subtitle, and Custom Picture Mode.
- Track Selection (DVD
only): You can select Auto or Off.
When Auto is selected, priority is given to the digital audio track with the
largest number of channels.
- Audio ATT (attenuation): You can select
On or Off. When On is selected, the unit lowers the level of the analog
audio outputs to prevent distortion.
- Audio Dynamic Range
Control (DVD only): You can select
Standard, TV Mode (compresses the dynamic range for late night listening),
and Wide Range (no compression for the highest dynamic range).
- Down Mix (DVD only):
This functions switches the mixing method, so "Dolby Surround"
sounds ideal when used with a Pro Logic/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver, and
"Normal" sounds ideal when used with a normal stereo.
- Digital Out: You
can select if audio signals are passed through the digital outputs. You can
choose On or Off. When the digital outputs are turned On, you can adjust the
Dolby Digital, and DTS settings.
- Dolby Digital: You
can select D-PCM (outputs PCM only) or Dolby Digital (outputs a Dolby
Digital signal when available).
You can select On (outputs a DTS signal when available) or Off. Note:
DTS signals contained on a CD are output even if Off is selected.
Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is
pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on certain brands
of A/V receivers and televisions.
Inputs and Outputs
- Video 1 Out: stereo RCA jacks,
composite video jack and S-video jack
- Video 2 Out: stereo RCA jacks, RCA
composite video jack and S-video jack
- Component Video Out: component
video jacks (3 RCA jacks, Y/PB/PR); the component video output may be set
for interlaced or progressive-scan operation
- Coaxial Digital Out: standard coaxial
- Optical Digital Out: standard Toslink
digital jack with a plastic protective cover