*3Playing recordable CDs
This unit can play CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in
CD Audio or Video CD format, or with MP3 audio files.
MP3 compatibility information
· The CD-ROM must be ISO 9660 compatible.
· Files should be MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 format, 44.1 or
48kHz. Incompatible files will not play and
"UNPLAYABLE MP3 FORMAT" will be displayed.
· Not compatible with some variable bit-rate (VBR) files.
· VBR files may not show play times correctly.
· This player only plays tracks that are named with the
file extension ".mp3" or ".MP3".
· This player is not compatible with multi-session
discs. If you try and play a multi-session disc, only
the first session will be played.
· Use CD-R or CD-RW media for recording your MP3
files. The disc must be finalized in order to play.
· Audio encoded at 128Kbps should sound close to
regular audio CD quality. Although this player will
play lower bit-rate MP3 tracks, the sound quality
becomes noticeably worse at lower bit-rates.
· Only the first 8 characters of the folder and track
names (excluding the ".mp3" extension) are
· This player can recognize a maximum of 250 folders
and 250 tracks. Discs containing more than 250
folders or tracks will play, but only the first 250
· DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs recorded using a
personal computer or a DVD or CD recorder may
not play if the disc is damaged or dirty, or if there is
dirt or condensation on the player's lens.
· If you record a disc using a personal computer,
even if it is recorded in a compatible format, there
are cases in which it may not play because of the
settings of the application software used to create
the disc. (Check with the software publisher for
more detailed information.)
· Some unfinalized DVD-R/RW discs may not play.
· Unfinalized CD-R/RW discs can be played, but not
all time information (playing time, etc.) will be
· For more information on using DVD-R/RW and CD-
R/RW discs, see
`Disc care' starting on page 58.
Compatible with a wide range of
DVD digital audio output formats
DVDs are recorded in one of four types of digital audio
formats (as of October 1998). The digital audio output
jacks of this player output Dolby*4 Digital, DTS*5, MPEG,
and linear PCM digital bitstreams.
This player has a function that converts Dolby Digital and
MPEG audio formats into the linear PCM format. This
allows playback of DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital and
MPEG without the need for a decoder.
TruSurround*6 uses technology that simulates
multichannel surround sound using only two speakers.
TruSurround works in conjunction with 2 channel audio
sources to create a realistic surround sound.
This player is compatible with CD-R, CD-RW and CD-
ROM discs that contain MP3 audio tracks.
Video adjust function
[Fine Focus], [Contrast], [Sharpness], [Chroma level]
and [Hue] picture quality adjustment settings are
available. You can memorize up to three sets of picture
quality settings (pages 31, 32).
*4Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works. © 1992-1997
Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.
*5"DTS" is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems,
*6TruSurround and the
® symbol are trademarks of SRS
Labs, Inc. TruSurround technology is incorporated under
license from SRS Labs, Inc.
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.