Examples of discs that the player
The player cannot play the following discs:
• BDs with cartridge.
• DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs of VR mode.
• HD DVDs.
• DVD Audio discs.
• DATA CDs (CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than music CD format).
• CD-ROMs recorded in PHOTO CD format.
• Data part of CD-Extras.
• VCDs/Super VCDs.
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs.
Also, the player cannot play the following discs:
• A BD-ROM/DVD VIDEO with a different region code.
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g., card, heart).
• A disc with paper or stickers on it.
• A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane tape or a sticker still
left on it.
• Notes about DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or CD-Rs/
Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or CD-Rs/
CD-RWs cannot be played on this player due to the recording
quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics
of the recording device and authoring software.
The DVD disc will not play if it has not been correctly
finalized. For more information, refer to the operating
instructions for the recording device. Note that some playback
functions may not work with some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, even
if they have been correctly finalized. In this case, view the disc
by normal playback.
• Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies
This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the
Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs
encoded with copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that do not conform to the
CD standard and may not be playable by this product.
• Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates DVD
recorded material on one side with digital audio material on the
However, since the audio material side does not conform to the
Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not
• Note about double-layer DVDs
The playback pictures and sound may be momentarily
interrupted when the layers switch.
About playback of discs recorded in
This player can play AVCHD format discs.
What is the AVCHD format?
The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera
format used to record SD (standard definition) or HD (high
definition) signals of either the 1080i specification*
or the 720p
on DVDs, using efficient data compression
coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted
to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM
system is used to compress audio data. The MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher
efficiency than that of the conventional image compressing
format. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format enables a high
definition (HD) video signal shot on a digital video camera
recorder to be recorded on DVD discs, in the same way as it
would be for a standard definition (SD) television signal.
“AVCHD” and the AVCHD logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation.
A high definition specification which utilizes 1080 effective scanning
lines and the interlace system.
A high definition specification which utilizes 720 effective scanning
lines and the progressive system.
• Some AVCHD format discs may not play, depending on the recording
• The AVCHD format disc will not play if it has not been correctly