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© 2011 Sony Corporation Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD Player BDP-S185/BX18 4-290-281-12(1)
2 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. The AC power cord must be changed only at a qualified service shop. Batteries or batteries installed apparatus shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like. CAUTION The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. As the laser beam used in this Blu- ray Disc/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 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 persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. Precautions • To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. • Install this unit so that the AC power cord can be unplugged from the wall socket immediately in the event of trouble. FCC WARNING You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. The shielded Interface cable (LAN cable) must be used with the equipment in order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. b 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 receiver. – 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. Important Safety Instructions 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 10)Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
3 11)Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. 13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 14)Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. 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.______________ Serial No.______________ For customers in the USA If this product is not working properly, please call 1-866-909-7669. For Customers in Canada If this product is not working properly, 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 Precautions This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits set out in the EMC Directive using a connection cable shorter than 3 metres. On placement • Place the player in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the player. • Do not place the player on a soft surface such as a rug that might block the ventilation holes. • Do not install this player in a confined space, such as a bookshelf or similar unit. • Do not place the player in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical shock. • Do not place the player outdoors, in vehicles, on ships, or on other vessels. • 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. • Do not install the player in an inclined position. It is designed to be operated in a horizontal position only. • Do not place heavy or unstable objects on the player. • Do not place any objects other than discs on the disc tray. Doing so may cause damage to the player or the object. • Take out any discs when you move the player. If you don’t, the disc may be damaged. • Disconnect the AC power cord and all other cables from the player when you move the player. 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. • Disconnect the player from the wall outlet if you are not going to use the player for a long time. To disconnect the AC power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord. • Observe following points to prevent the AC power cord being damaged. Do not use the AC power cord if it is damaged, as doing so may result in an electric shock or fire. – Do not pinch the AC power cord between the player and wall, shelf, etc. – Do not put anything heavy on the AC power cord or pull on the AC power cord itself. On adjusting volume Do not turn up the volume while listening to a section with very low level inputs or no audio signals. Your ears and the speakers may be damaged when the sound level reaches the peak. On cleaning Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a soft cloth. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine. On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens cleaners (including wet or spray types). These may cause the apparatus to malfunction. On replacement of parts In the events that this player is repaired, repaired parts may be collected for reuse or recycling purposes.
4 On connecting to the HDMI OUT jack Observe the following as improper handling may damage the HDMI OUT jack and the connector. • Carefully align the HDMI OUT jack on the rear of the player and the HDMI connector by checking their shapes. Make sure the connector is not upside down or tilted. • Be sure to disconnect the HDMI cable when moving the player. • Hold the HDMI connector straight when connecting or disconnecting the HDMI cable. Do not twist or force the HDMI connector into the HDMI OUT jack. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Copy Protection Please be advised of the advanced content protection systems used in both Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD media. These systems, called AACS (Advanced Access Content System) and CSS (Content Scramble System), may contain some restrictions on playback, analog output, and other similar features. The operation of this product and the restrictions placed may vary depending on the date of purchase, as the governing board of the AACS may adopt or change its restriction rules after the time of purchase. Copyrights and Trademarks • “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. • Java is a trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates. • , “XMB,” and “xross media bar” are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. • This product incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. • “Blu-ray Disc” is a trademark. • “Blu-ray Disc,” “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD-R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and “CD” logos are trademarks. • “BD-LIVE,” “BD-LIVE” logo, and “BONUSVIEW” are trademarks of Blu-ray Disc Association. • “x.v.Color” and “x.v.Color” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “PhotoTV HD” and the “PhotoTV HD” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. • Windows Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. This product contains technology subject to certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution of this technology outside of this product is prohibited without the appropriate license(s) from Microsoft. Content owners use Microsoft PlayReady™ content access technology to protect their intellectual property, including copyrighted content. This device uses PlayReady technology to access PlayReady-protected content and/or WMDRM-protected content. If the device fails to properly enforce restrictions on content usage, content owners may require Microsoft to revoke the device’s ability to consume PlayReady- protected content. Revocation should not affect unprotected content or content protected by other content access technologies. Content owners may require you to upgrade PlayReady to access their content. If you decline an upgrade, you will not be able to access content that requires the upgrade. • This product meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks. ENERGY STAR is a registered mark owned by the U.S. government. • All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. • Other system and product names are generally trademarks or registered trademarks of the manufacturers. ™ and ® marks are not indicated in this document. IMPORTANT NOTICE 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.
5 Table of Contents WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hookups and Settings Step 1: Connecting the Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Step 2: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Connecting to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Playback Playing a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Playing from a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Playing via a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Available Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Settings and Adjustments Using the Settings Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 [Network Update] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 [Screen Settings] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 [Audio Settings] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 [BD/DVD Viewing Settings] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 [Parental Control Settings] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 [System Settings] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 [Network Settings] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 [Easy Setup] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 [Resetting] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Additional Information Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
6 Guide to Parts and Controls z The N button has a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. A Disc tray B Z (open/close) C N (play) D x (stop) E Power indicator Lights up when the player is turned on. F (USB) jack Connect a USB device to this jack. G [/1 (on/standby) Turns on the player, or sets to standby mode. H Remote sensor To lock the disc tray (Child Lock) You can lock the disc tray to avoid accidental opening of the tray. While the player is turned on, hold down the N button on the player for more than 10 seconds to lock or unlock the tray. A LINE OUT (VIDEO) jack B DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack C LAN (100) terminal D HDMI OUT jack E LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks Front panel Rear panel LINE OUT HDMI OUT LAN(100) AUDIO PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL VIDEO COAXIAL R L DIGITAL OUT
7 The available functions of the remote differ depending on the disc or the situation. z Number 5, AUDIO, VOL +, and N PLAY buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the player. The player automatically returns to standby mode If any button on the player or remote is not pressed for more than 30 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby mode. A Z OPEN/CLOSE Opens or closes the disc tray. -TV- INPUT Switches between TV and other input sources. -TV- [/1 Turns on the TV, or sets to standby mode. [/1 Turns on the player, or sets to standby mode. B Number buttons (0 - 9) Enters the title/chapter numbers, etc. VOL +/– Adjusts the TV volume. AUDIO (page 17) Selects the language track when multi- lingual tracks are recorded on BD- ROMs/DVD VIDEOs. Selects the sound track on CDs. SUBTITLE (page 17) Selects the subtitle language when multi- lingual subtitles are recorded on BD- ROMs/DVD VIDEOs. DISPLAY (page 12) Displays the playback information on the screen. C Color buttons (YELLOW/BLUE/ RED/GREEN) Shortcut keys for interactive functions. D TOP MENU Opens or closes the BD’s or DVD’s Top Menu. POP UP/MENU Opens or closes the BD-ROM’s Pop-up Menu, or the DVD’s menu. OPTIONS (page 14) Displays the available options on the screen. HOME Enters the player’s home menu. Displays the wall paper when pressed on the category icon of the home menu. RETURN Returns to the previous display. </M/m/, Moves the highlight to select a displayed item. Center button (ENTER) Enters the selected item. Remote PREV NEXT PAUSE NETFLIX SEN STOP PLAY YELLOW AUDIO SUBTITLE DISPLAY BLUE RED GREEN
8 E . PREV/NEXT > Skips to the previous/next chapter, track, or file. X PAUSE Pauses or re-starts playback. m/M (fast reverse/fast forward) • Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed during playback. Each time you press the button during playback of videos, the search speed changes. • Plays in slow motion, when pressed for more than one second in pause mode. • Plays one frame at a time, when pressed briefly in pause mode. N PLAY Starts or re-starts playback. NETFLIX (page 13) Accesses the “NETFLIX” online service. x STOP Stops playback and remembers the stop point (resume point). The resume point for a title/track is the last point you played or the last photo for a photo folder. SEN Accesses the “Sony Entertainment Network™” online service. The home menu appears when you press HOME. Select a category using </,. Select an item using M/m, and press ENTER. [Setup]: Adjusts the player settings. [Photo]: Displays photos. [Music]: Plays music. [Video]: Plays videos. [Network]: Displays network items. Home menu display Item Category
9 Hookups and Settings Hookups and Settings Step 1: Connecting the Player Do not connect the AC power cord until you have made all the connections. For supplied accessories, see page 21. Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your TV. Match the color of the plug to that of the jack when connecting. * See “Supplied accessories” (page 21) b Do not connect the player through a VCR. Video signals fed through VCRs may be affected by copyright protection systems and the picture will be distorted on the television. Connecting to your TV High quality Standard quality HDMI OUT LINE OUT AUDIO LAN(100) PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL VIDEO COAXIAL R L DIGITAL OUT HDMI OUT HDMI cable* LINE OUT AUDIO VIDEO R L Audio/video cable (supplied)
10 Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your AV amplifier (receiver). When you select A or B, make the appropriate settings in the [Audio Settings] setup (page 16). Connecting to your AV amplifier (receiver) LINE OUT HDMI OUT LAN(100) AUDIO PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL VIDEO COAXIAL R L DIGITAL OUT HDMI OUT HDMI cable (not supplied) t Set [BD Audio MIX Setting] (page 16). HDMI cable*1 PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL COAXIAL DIGITAL OUT Coaxial digital cable (not supplied) t Set [Dolby Digital*2 ] (page 16) and [DTS*3 ] (page 16). LINE OUT AUDIO VIDEO R L Audio/video cable (supplied) *1 See “Supplied accessories” (page 21). *2 *3
11 Hookups and Settings Step 2: Easy Setup 1 Insert two Size AA (R6) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the battery compartment. 2 Plug the player into the AC outlet. 3 Press [/1 to turn on the player. 4 Turn on the TV, then switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on your TV screen. 5 Perform [Easy Setup]. Follow the on-screen instructions to make the basic settings using </M/m/, and ENTER on the remote. Connecting to the Network Use a LAN cable to connect to the LAN (100) terminal on the player. z Using a shielded interface cable (LAN cable), straight or crossing, is recommended. To set the network settings Select [Network Settings], [Internet Settings], then [Wired Setup] (page 18), and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. When turned on for the first time Wait for a short while before the player turns on and starts [Easy Setup]. LINE OUT HDMI OUT LAN(100) AUDIO PCM/DTS/ DOLBY DIGITAL VIDEO COAXIAL R L DIGITAL OUT to AC outlet Wired Setup ENTER </M/m/, ADSL modem/ Cable modem Broadband router LAN cable (not supplied) Internet
12 Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see page 22. 1 Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the player appears on your TV screen. 2 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a disc on the disc tray. 3 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray. Playback starts. If playback does not start automatically, select in the [Video], [Music], or [Photo] category, and press ENTER. Some BD-ROMs with the “BD-LIVE” logo* have bonus content and other data that can be downloaded for your enjoyment. * 1 Connect a USB memory to the USB jack on the player (page 6). Use a 1 GB or larger USB memory as your local storage. 2 Prepare for BD-LIVE (BD-LIVE only). • Connect the player to a network (page 11). • Set [BD Internet Connection] to [Allow] (page 17). 3 Insert a BD-ROM with BONUSVIEW/ BD-LIVE. The operation method differs depending on the disc. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the disc. z To delete data in the USB memory, select [Erase BD Data] in the [Video], and press ENTER. All data stored in the buda folder will be erased. You can view the playback information, etc., by pressing DISPLAY. The displayed information differs depending on the disc type and player status. Example: when playing a BD-ROM A Output resolution/Video frequency B Title number or name C The currently selected audio setting D Available functions ( angle, audio, subtitle) E Playback information Displays the Play mode, Playing status bar, Disc type, Video codec, Bitrate, Repeat type, Elapsed time, and Total playing time. F Chapter number G The currently selected angle Enjoying BONUSVIEW/BD-LIVE Playing side facing down Displaying the play information
13 Playback Playing from a USB Device You can play video/music/photo files from the connected USB device. For playable USB devices, see page 22. 1 Connect the USB device to the USB jack on the player. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the USB device before connecting. 2 Select [Video], [Music], or [Photo] on the home menu using </,. 3 Select [USB device] using M/m, and press ENTER. Playing via a Network Sony Entertainment Network serves as a gateway, delivering the selected Internet content and a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your player. z Some Internet content requires registration via a PC before it can be played. For further details, visit the following website: http://www.sony.com/bluraysupport/ 1 Prepare for Sony Entertainment Network. Connect the player to a network (page 11). 2 Select [Video], [Music], or [Photo] on the home menu using </,. 3 Select an Internet content provider icon using M/m, and press ENTER. When an Internet content list has not been acquired, an unacquired icon or a new icon is displayed. To use the control panel The control panel appears when the video file starts playing. The displayed items may differ depending on Internet content providers. To display again, press DISPLAY. A Control display Press </M/m/, or ENTER for playback operations. B Playing status bar Status bar, Cursor indicating the current position, Playing time, Duration of the video file C Network condition indicates the wired connection. D Network transmission speed E The next video file name F The currently selected video file name Enjoying Sony Entertainment Network USB device
14 Available Options Various settings and playback operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Common options [Video] only [Music] only [Photo] only Item Details [Repeat Setting] Sets the repeat mode. [Favorites List] Displays the Favorites List. [Play]/[Stop] Starts or stops the playback. [Play from beginning] Plays the item from the beginning. [Add to Favorites] Adds Internet content to the Favorites List. [Remove from Favorites] Removes Internet content from the Favorites List. Item Details [A/V SYNC] Adjusts the gap between picture and sound, by delaying the sound output in relation to the picture output (0 to 120 milliseconds). [Video Settings] • [Picture Quality Mode]: Selects the picture settings for different lighting environments. • [BNR]: Reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the picture. • [MNR]: Reduces minor noise around the picture outlines (mosquito noise). [Pause] Pauses the playback. [Top Menu] Displays the BD’s or DVD’s Top Menu. [Menu]/ [Popup Menu] Displays the BD-ROM’s Pop-up Menu or DVD’s menu. [Title Search] Searches for a title on BD- ROMs/DVD VIDEOs and starts playback from the beginning. [Chapter Search] Searches for a chapter and starts playback from the beginning. [Angle] Switches to other viewing angles when multi-angles are recorded on BD-ROMs/ DVD VIDEOs. [IP Content Noise Reduction] Adjusts the picture quality of Internet content. Item Details [Add Slideshow BGM] Registers music files in the USB memory as slideshow background music (BGM). Item Details [Slideshow Speed] Changes the slideshow speed. [Slideshow Effect] Sets the effect for slideshows. [Slideshow BGM] • [Off]: Turns off the function. • [My Music from USB]: Sets the music files registered in [Add Slideshow BGM]. If no music file is registered, [(Not registered)] is displayed. • [Play from Music CD]: Sets the tracks in CD-DAs. [Slideshow] Plays a slideshow. [Rotate Left] Rotates the photo counterclockwise by 90 degrees. [Rotate Right] Rotates the photo clockwise by 90 degrees. Item Details
15 Settings and Adjustments Settings and Adjustments Using the Settings Displays Select [Setup] on the home menu when you need to change the settings of the player. The default settings are underlined. 1 Select [Setup] on the home menu using </,. 2 Select the setup category icon using M/m, and press ENTER. [Network Update] Select [OK] to update the player’s software via the network. z • We recommend performing the network update every 2 months or so. • For information about update functions, visit the following website: http://www.sony.com/bluraysupport/ [Screen Settings] x [TV Type] [16:9]: Select this when connecting to a wide- screen TV or a TV with a wide mode function. [4:3]: Select this when connecting to a 4:3 screen TV without a wide mode function. x [Screen Format] [Original]: Select this when connecting to a TV with a wide mode function. Displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even on a wide-screen TV. [Fixed Aspect Ratio]: Changes the picture size to fit the screen size with the original picture aspect ratio. x [DVD Aspect Ratio] [Letter Box]: Displays a wide picture with black bands on the top and bottom. [Pan & Scan]: Displays a full-height picture on the entire screen, with trimmed sides. Icon Explanation [Network Update] (page 15) Updates the software of the player. [Screen Settings] (page 15) Adjusts the video settings according to the type of connecting jacks. [Audio Settings] (page 16) Adjusts the audio settings according to the type of connecting jacks. [BD/DVD Viewing Settings] (page 17) Customizes the viewing options. [Parental Control Settings] (page 17) Customizes the Parental Control function. [System Settings] (page 18) Customizes the player settings. [Network Settings] (page 18) Adjusts detailed settings for the Internet and network. [Easy Setup] (page 18) Re-runs the Easy Setup to make the basic settings. [Resetting] (page 18) Resets the player to the factory settings.
16 x [Cinema Conversion Mode] [Auto]: Normally select this. The player automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method. [Video]: The conversion method suited for video-based material will always be selected regardless of the material. x [Output Video Format] [HDMI]: Normally select [Auto]. Select [Original Resolution] to output the resolution recorded on the disc. When the resolution is lower than the SD resolution, it is scaled up to the SD resolution. [Video]: Automatically sets the lowest resolution. x [BD/DVD-ROM 1080/24p Output] [Auto]: Outputs 1920 × 1080p/24 Hz video signals only when connecting a 1080/24p- compatible TV using the HDMI OUT jack. [Off]: Select this when your TV is not compatible with 1080/24p video signals. x [YCbCr/RGB (HDMI)] [Auto]: Automatically detects the connected TV type, and switches to the matching color setting. [YCbCr (4:2:2)]: Outputs YCbCr 4:2:2 video signals. [YCbCr (4:4:4)]: Outputs YCbCr 4:4:4 video signals. [RGB]: Outputs RGB video signals. x [HDMI Deep Color Output] [Auto]: Normally select this. [16bit]/[12bit]/[10bit]: Outputs 16bit/12bit/ 10bit video signals when the connected TV is compatible with Deep Color. [Off]: Select this when the picture is unstable or colors appear unnatural. x [Pause Mode] [Auto]: Normally select this. Dynamic moving pictures appear without blurring. [Frame]: Displays static pictures at high resolution. [Audio Settings] x [Audio (HDMI)] [Auto]: Normally select this. Outputs audio signals according to the status of the connected HDMI device. [PCM]: Outputs PCM signals from the HDMI OUT jack. x [BD Audio MIX Setting] [On]: Outputs the audio obtained by mixing the interactive and secondary audio to the primary audio. [Off]: Outputs the primary audio only. Select this to output HD audio signals to an AV amplifier (receiver). x [Dolby Digital] [Downmix PCM]: Converts to output Linear PCM signals. Select this when connecting an audio device without a built-in Dolby Digital decoder. [Dolby Digital]: Select this when connecting an audio device with a built-in Dolby Digital decoder. x [DTS] [Downmix PCM]: Converts to output Linear PCM signals. Select this when connecting to an audio device without a built-in DTS decoder. [DTS]: Select this when connecting to an audio device with a built-in DTS decoder. x [DTS Neo:6] [Cinema]: Outputs the simulated multi- channel sound from 2 channel sources via the HDMI OUT jack according to the capability of the connected device using DTS Neo:6 Cinema mode. [Music]: Outputs the simulated multi- channel sound from 2 channel sources via the HDMI OUT jack according to the capability of the connected device using DTS Neo:6 Music mode. [Off]: Outputs the sound with its original number of channels via the HDMI OUT jack.
17 Settings and Adjustments x [Audio DRC] [Auto]: Performs playback at the dynamic range specified by the disc (BD-ROM only). Other discs are played back at the [On] level. [On]: Performs playback at a standard compression level. [Off]: No compression works. A more dynamic sound is produced. x [Downmix] [Surround]: Outputs audio signals with surround effects. Select this when connecting an audio device that supports Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) or DTS Neo:6. [Stereo]: Outputs audio signals without surround effects. Select this when connecting an audio device that does not support Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) or DTS Neo:6. [BD/DVD Viewing Settings] x [BD/DVD Menu] Selects the default menu language for BD- ROMs or DVD VIDEOs. When you select [Select Language Code], the display for entering the language code appears. Enter the code for your language by referring to “Language code list” (page 23). x [Audio] Selects the default track language for BD- ROMs or DVD VIDEOs. When you select [Original], the language given priority in the disc is selected. When you select [Select Language Code], the display for entering the language code appears. Enter the code for your language by referring to “Language code list” (page 23). x [Subtitle] Selects the default subtitle language for BD- ROMs or DVD VIDEOs. When you select [Select Language Code], the display for entering the language code appears. Enter the code for your language by referring to “Language code list” (page 23). x [BD Hybrid Disc Playback Layer] [BD]: Plays BD layer. [DVD/CD]: Plays DVD or CD layer. x [BD Internet Connection] [Allow]: Normally select this. [Do not allow]: Prohibits Internet connection. [Parental Control Settings] x [Password] Sets or changes the password for the Parental Control function. A password allows you to set a restriction on BD-ROM or DVD VIDEO, and Internet video playback. If necessary, you can differentiate the restriction levels for BD-ROMs, DVD VIDEOs, and Internet videos. x [Parental Control Area Code] Playback of some BD-ROMs, DVD VIDEOs, or Internet videos can be limited according to the geographic area. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Follow the on-screen instructions and enter your four-digit password. x [BD Parental Control] Playback of some BD-ROMs can be limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Follow the on-screen instructions and enter your four-digit password. x [DVD Parental Control] Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Follow the on-screen instructions and enter your four-digit password. x [Internet Video Parental Control] Playback of some Internet videos can be limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Follow the on-screen instructions and enter your four-digit password.
18 x [Internet Video Unrated] [Allow]: Allows the playback of unrated Internet videos. [Block]: Blocks the playback of unrated Internet videos. [System Settings] x [OSD] Selects on-screen display language for your player. x [Control for HDMI] [On]: The following BRAVIA Sync features are available: – One-Touch Play – System Power-Off – Language Follow [Off]: Turns off the function. z For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the TV or components. x [HDMI: Linked to TV-off] [On]: Automatically turns off the player and HDMI-compatible components when the connected TV enters standby mode (BRAVIA Sync). [Off]: Turns off the function. x [Auto Display] [On]: Automatically displays information on the screen when changing the viewing titles, picture modes, audio signals, etc. [Off]: Displays information only when you press DISPLAY. x [Screen Saver] [On]: Turns on the screen saver function. The screen saver image appears when you do not use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display is displayed. [Off]: Turns off the function. x [Software Update Notification] [On]: Sets the player to inform you of newer software version information (page 15). [Off]: Turns off the function. x [System Information] Displays the player’s software version information and the MAC address. [Network Settings] x [Internet Settings] Connect the player to the network beforehand. For details, see “Connecting to the Network” (page 11). [View Network Status]: Displays the current network status. [Wired Setup]: Select this when you connect to a broadband router using a LAN cable. z For further details, visit the following website and check the FAQ contents: http://www.sony.com/bluraysupport/ x [Network Connection Diagnostics] Checks for the proper network connection by running the network diagnostics. [Easy Setup] Re-runs the [Easy Setup] to make the basic settings. Follow the on-screen instructions. [Resetting] x [Reset to Factory Default Settings] You can reset the player settings to the factory default by selecting the group of settings. All the settings within the group will be reset. x [Initialize Personal Information] You can erase your personal information stored in the player.
19 Additional Information Additional Information Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the problem before requesting repairs. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. There is no picture or the picture is not output correctly. , Check that all the connecting cables are securely connected (page 9). , Switch the input selector on your TV to display the signal from the player. , Reset the video output resolution to the lowest resolution by pressing x on the player for more than 10 seconds. , For HDMI connections, try the following: 1Turn the player off and on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect and then reconnect the HDMI cable. , The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a DVI device that does not support copyright protection technology. , For HDMI connections, check the [Output Video Format] settings in the [Screen Settings] setup (page 16). , When the analog signals are output, set [BD/DVD-ROM 1080/24p Output] to [Off] in the [Screen Settings] setup (page 16). , For BD-ROMs, check the [BD/DVD-ROM 1080/24p Output] setting in the [Screen Settings] setup (page 16). The display language on the screen switches automatically when connected to the HDMI OUT jack. , When [Control for HDMI] is set to [On] (page 18), the display language on the screen automatically switches according to the language setting of the connected TV (if you change the setting on your TV, etc.). There is no sound or the sound is not output correctly. , Check that all the connecting cables are securely connected (page 9). , Switch the input selector on your AV amplifier (receiver) so that the audio signals of the player are output from your AV amplifier (receiver). , If the audio signal does not come through the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI OUT jack, check the audio settings (page 16). , For HDMI connections, try the following: 1Turn the player off and on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect and then reconnect the HDMI cable. , For HDMI connections, if the player is connected to a TV through an AV amplifier (receiver), try connecting the HDMI cable directly to the TV. Refer also to the instruction manual supplied with the AV amplifier (receiver). , The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a DVI device (DVI jacks do not accept audio signals). , The device connected to the HDMI OUT jack does not support the audio format of the player. Check the audio settings (page 16). The HD Audio (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio) is not output by bitstream. , Set [BD Audio MIX Setting] to [Off] in the [Audio Settings] setup (page 16). , Check that the connected AV amplifier (receiver) is compatible with each HD Audio format. The interactive audio is not output. , Set [BD Audio MIX Setting] to [On] in the [Audio Settings] setup (page 16). Picture Sound
20 The disc does not play. , The disc is dirty or skewed. , The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the playback side facing down. , The disc has a format that cannot be played back by this player (page 22). , The player cannot play a recorded disc that is not correctly finalized. , The region code on the BD or DVD does not match the player. The player does not detect a USB device connected to the player. , Make sure that the USB device is securely connected to the USB jack. , Check if the USB device or a cable is damaged. , Check if the USB device is on. , If the USB device is connected via a USB hub, connect the USB device directly to the player. The picture/sound is poor/certain programs display a loss of detail, especially during fast-motion or dark scenes. , Picture/sound quality may be poor depending on Internet content providers. , Picture/sound quality may be improved by changing the connection speed. Recommended connection speed is of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard definition video (10 Mbps for high definition video). , Not all videos will contain sound. The picture is small. , Press M to zoom in. The player cannot connect to the network. , Check the network connection (page 11) and the network settings (page 18). The message [A new software version is available. Please go to the “Setup” section of the menu and select “Network update” to perform the update.] appears on the screen when turning the player on. , See [Network Update] (page 15) to update the player to a newer software version. The [Control for HDMI] function does not work (BRAVIA Sync). , Check that [Control for HDMI] is set to [On] (page 18). , If you change the HDMI connection, turn the player off and on again. , If power failure occurs, set [Control for HDMI] to [Off], then set [Control for HDMI] to [On] (page 18). , Check the following and refer to the instruction manual supplied with the component. – the connected component is compatible with the [Control for HDMI] function. – the connected component’s setting for the [Control for HDMI] function is correct. , When you connect the player to a TV through an AV amplifier (receiver), – if the AV amplifier (receiver) is not compatible with the [Control for HDMI] function, you may be unable to control the TV from the player. – if you change the HDMI connection, disconnect and reconnect the AC power cord, or a power failure occurs, try the following: 1Switch the input selector of the AV amplifier (receiver) so that the picture from the player appears on the TV screen. 2Set [Control for HDMI] to [Off], then set [Control for HDMI] to [On] (page 18). Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the AV amplifier (receiver). Disc USB device Sony Entertainment Network Network connection Control for HDMI (BRAVIA Sync)
21 Additional Information The System Power-Off function does not work (BRAVIA Sync). , Check that [Control for HDMI] and [HDMI: Linked to TV-off] are set to [On] (page 18). Playback does not start from the beginning of content. , Press OPTIONS, and select [Play from beginning]. Playback does not start from the resume point where you last stopped playing. , The resume point may be cleared from memory depending on the disc when – you open the disc tray. – you disconnect the USB device. – you play other content. – you turn off the player. The disc tray does not open and you cannot remove the disc even after you press Z. , Try the following: 1Turn the player off, and disconnect the AC power cord. 2Reconnect the AC power cord while pressing down Z on the player. 3Keep pressing down Z on the player until the tray opens. 4Remove the disc. 5Hold down [/1 on the player for more than 10 seconds until the player turns off. The player does not respond to any button. , Moisture has condensed inside the player (page 3). , Hold down [/1 on the player for more than 10 seconds until the player turns off. If the player still does not respond to any button, disconnect then reconnect the AC power cord. Specifications System Laser: Semiconductor laser Inputs and outputs (Jack name: Jack type/Output level/Load impedance) LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L: Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms HDMI OUT: HDMI 19-pin standard connector LINE OUT VIDEO: Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms LAN (100): 100BASE-TX Terminal USB: USB jack Type A, maximum current 500 mA (For connecting USB device) General Power requirements: 120V AC, 60Hz Power consumption: 10 W Dimensions (approx.): 290 mm × 196 mm × 43 mm (11 1/2 in. × 7 3/4 in. × 1 3/4 in.) (width/depth/height) incl. projecting parts Mass (approx.): 1.1 kg (2 lb 6 3/4 oz) Operating temperature: 5 ºC to 35 ºC (41 °F to 95 °F) Operating humidity: 25 % to 80 % Supplied accessories • Audio/video cable (phono plug ×3) (1) • HDMI cable (1) (BDP-BX18 only) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • Size AA (R6) batteries (2) Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. Others
22 *1 Since the Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, some discs may not be playable depending on the disc type and the version. The audio output differs depending on the source, connected output jack, and selected audio settings. *2 BD-RE: Ver.2.1 BD-R: Ver.1.1, 1.2, 1.3 including organic pigment type BD-R (LTH type) The BD-Rs recorded on a PC cannot be played if postscripts are recordable. *3 A CD or DVD disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalized. For more information, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the recording device. Discs that cannot be played • BDs with cartridge • BDXLs • DVD-RAMs • HD DVDs • DVD Audio discs • PHOTO CDs • Data part of CD-Extras • Super VCDs • Audio material side on DualDiscs • A disc recorded in a color system other than NTSC, such as PAL (this player conforms to the NTSC color system). Note on Discs This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. DualDiscs and some of the music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies do not conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard, therefore, these discs may not be playable by this product. Note on playback operations of BDs/DVDs Some playback operations of BDs/DVDs may be intentionally set by software producers. Since this player plays BDs/ DVDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available. Note about double-layer BDs/DVDs The playback pictures and sound may be momentarily interrupted when the layers switch. Region code (BD-ROM/DVD VIDEO only) Your player has a region code printed on the rear of the unit and will only play BD-ROMs/ DVD VIDEOs labeled with identical region codes or . Video Music Photo *1 The player does not play coded files such as DRM. *2 The player plays AVCHD format files that are recorded on a digital video camera, etc. The Playable discs Blu-ray Disc*1 BD-ROM BD-R*2 /BD-RE*2 DVD*3 DVD-ROM DVD-R/DVD-RW DVD+R/DVD+RW CD*3 CD-DA (Music CD) CD-ROM CD-R/CD-RW Playable types of files File format Extensions MPEG-1 Video/PS*1 MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS*1 “.mpg,” “.mpeg,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” MPEG-4 AVC*1 “.mkv,” “.mp4,” “.m4v,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” WMV9*1 “.wmv,” “.asf” AVCHD *2 Xvid “.avi” File format Extensions MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III) “.mp3” AAC*1*3 “.m4a” WMA9 Standard*1*3 “.wma” LPCM “.wav” File format Extensions JPEG “.jpg,” “.jpeg” ALL Region code
23 Additional Information AVCHD format disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalized. *3 The player does not play coded files such as Lossless. b • Some files may not play depending on the format, the encoding, or recording condition. • Some files edited on a PC may not play. • The player can recognize the following files or folders in BDs, DVDs, CDs and USB devices: – up to folders in the 3rd tree – up to 500 files in a single tree • Some USB devices may not work with this player. • The player can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) devices, Still Image Capture Device (SICD) class devices and 101 keyboard. • To avoid data corruption or damage to the USB memory or devices, turn off the player when connecting or removing the USB memory or devices. • The player may not play high bit rate video files on DATA CDs smoothly. You are recommended to play such files using DATA DVDs. • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust, fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may cause it to malfunction. • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may rise considerably inside the car. • After playing, store the disc in its case. • Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the center out. • Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available disc/lens cleaners, or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs. • If you have printed the disc’s label, dry the label before playing. • Do not use the following discs. – A lens cleaning disc. – A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g., card, heart). – A disc with a label or sticker on it. – A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker adhesive on it. • Do not resurface the playing side of a disc to remove surface scratches. While holding down -TV- [/1, enter the TV manufacturer’s code using the number buttons. If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until you find the one that works with your TV. For details, see [BD/DVD Viewing Settings] (page 17). The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Notes About the Discs Code numbers of controllable TVs Manufacturer Code number Sony 01 (default) Hitachi 02 LG/Goldstar 04 Mitsubishi/MGA 13 NEC 04 Panasonic 19 Philips 21 Pioneer 16 RCA 10 Samsung 20 Sharp 18 Toshiba 07 Language code list Code Language 1027 Afar 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1039 Amharic 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1051 Aymara 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1057 Byelorussian 1059 Bulgarian 1060 Bihari 1061 Bislama 1066 Bengali 1067 Tibetan 1070 Breton
24 For details, see [Parental Control Area Code] (page 17). 1079 Catalan 1093 Corsican 1097 Czech 1103 Welsh 1105 Danish 1109 German 1130 Bhutani; Dzongkha 1142 Greek 1144 English 1145 Esperanto 1149 Spanish 1150 Estonian 1151 Basque 1157 Persian 1165 Finnish 1166 Fiji 1171 Faroese 1174 French 1181 Frisian 1183 Irish 1186 Scots Gaelic 1194 Galician 1196 Guarani 1203 Gujarati 1209 Hausa 1217 Hindi 1226 Croatian 1229 Hungarian 1233 Armenian 1235 Interlingua 1239 Interlingue 1245 Inupiak 1248 Indonesian 1253 Icelandic 1254 Italian 1257 Hebrew 1261 Japanese 1269 Yiddish 1283 Javanese 1287 Georgian 1297 Kazakh 1298 Greenlandic; Kalaallisut 1299 Cambodian; Khmer 1300 Kannada 1301 Korean 1305 Kashmiri 1307 Kurdish 1311 Kirghiz 1313 Latin 1326 Lingala 1327 Laothian; Lao 1332 Lithuanian 1334 Latvian 1345 Malagasy 1347 Maori 1349 Macedonian 1350 Malayalam 1352 Mongolian 1353 Moldavian 1356 Marathi 1357 Malay 1358 Malese; Maltese 1363 Burmese 1365 Nauru 1369 Nepali 1376 Dutch 1379 Norwegian 1393 Occitan 1403 Oromo 1408 Oriya 1417 Punjabi; Panjabi 1428 Polish 1435 Pashto; Pushto 1436 Portuguese 1463 Quechua 1481 Rhaeto- Romance 1482 Kirundi; Rundi 1483 Romanian 1489 Russian 1491 Kinyarwanda 1495 Sanskrit 1498 Sindhi 1501 Sangho; Sango 1502 Serbo-Croatian 1503 Singhalese; Sinhalese 1505 Slovak 1506 Slovenian 1507 Samoan 1508 Shona 1509 Somali 1511 Albanian 1512 Serbian 1513 Siswati; Swati 1514 Sesotho; Sotho southern 1515 Sundanese 1516 Swedish 1517 Swahili 1521 Tamil 1525 Telugu 1527 Tajik 1528 Thai 1529 Tigrinya 1531 Turkmen 1532 Tagalog 1534 Setswana; Tswana 1535 Tonga; Tonga islands Code Language 1538 Turkish 1539 Tsonga 1540 Tatar 1543 Twi 1557 Ukrainian 1564 Urdu 1572 Uzbek 1581 Vietnamese 1587 Volapük 1613 Wolof 1632 Xhosa 1665 Yoruba 1684 Chinese 1697 Zulu 1703 Not specified Parental control/area code Code Area 2044 Argentina 2047 Australia 2046 Austria 2057 Belgium 2070 Brazil 2090 Chile 2092 China 2093 Colombia 2115 Denmark 2165 Finland 2174 France 2109 Germany 2200 Greece 2219 Hong Kong 2248 India 2238 Indonesia 2239 Ireland 2254 Italy 2276 Japan 2304 Korea 2333 Luxembourg 2363 Malaysia 2362 Mexico 2376 Netherlands 2390 New Zealand 2379 Norway 2427 Pakistan 2424 Philippines 2428 Poland 2436 Portugal 2489 Russia 2501 Singapore 2149 Spain 2499 Sweden 2086 Switzerland 2543 Taiwan 2528 Thailand 2184 United Kingdom Code Language
25 Index A AUDIO 7 Audio Settings 16 B BD/DVD Viewing Settings 17 BD-LIVE 12 BD-R 22 BD-RE 22 Bitstream 19 Blu-ray Disc 22 BONUSVIEW 12 BRAVIA Sync 20 C Child Lock 6 Color buttons 7 Connecting AV amplifier (Receiver) 10 Network 11 TV 9 Control for HDMI 18, 20 D Deep Color 16 DISPLAY 7 Dolby Digital 16 DTS 16 E Easy Setup 11, 18 H HDMI 16 HOME 7, 15 Home menu 15 I Internet content 13 IP Content Noise Reduction 14 M MAC address 18 N NETFLIX 8 Network Settings 18 Network Update 15 O OPTIONS 7 OSD 18 P Parental Control 17 Parental Control Settings 17 Play information 12 Playable discs 22 POP UP/MENU 7 R Region code 22 Remote 7 Resetting 18 Resetting the player 18 Resume 8, 21 S Screen Settings 15 SEN 8 Setup 15 Software update 15, 18 Sony Entertainment Network 13 SUBTITLE 7 System Settings 18 T TOP MENU 7 Troubleshooting 19 TV Type 15 U Update 15 USB 13
Printed in Malaysia 4-290-281-12(1) The software of this player may be updated in the future. For information about any available updates and the latest Operating Instructions, please visit the following website: http://www.sony.com/bluraysupport/
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