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DVD Home Theatre
System
Operating Instructions
DAV-DZ270 / HDZ278
©2008 Sony Corporation
3-283-038-11(1)

Summary of Contents

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    DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions DAV-DZ270 / HDZ278 ©2008 Sony Corporation 3-283-038-11(1)

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    The model and serial numbers are located at the rear exterior of the control 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. DAV-HDZ278 Serial No.______________...

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    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.

  • Page 4: About This Operating Instructions

    DZ270 and DAV-HDZ278. DAV-DZ270 is the model used for illustration purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “DAV-DZ270 only.” • The Control Menu items may vary depending on the area. • “DVD” may be used as a general term for a DVD VIDEO, DVD+RW/DVD+R, and DVD- RW/DVD-R.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About This Operating Instructions...4 Playable Discs ... 6 Getting Started Step 1: Positioning the System... 12 Step 2: Connecting the System... 15 Step 3: Performing the Quick Setup... 27 Step 4: Enjoying Sound from all the Speakers... 30 Sound Adjustment Enjoying Surround Sound by Using Decoding Mode ...32...

  • Page 6: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Type Disc logo DVD VIDEO VR (Video Recording) mode Super Audio CD VIDEO CD DATA CD DATA DVD MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses audio data. MP3 files must be in MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 format. Characteristics •...

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    JPEG image files must conform to the DCF image file format. (DCF “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards for digital cameras regulated by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).) Except for United Kingdom and North American models. ®...

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    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 other side. However, since the audio material side does not conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not guaranteed. About Multi Session CD •...

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    This system 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. “BRAVIA” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

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    Getting Started Unpacking • Front speakers (2) and surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • AM loop antenna (aerial) (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Speaker cords (6, red/white/ green/gray/blue/purple) • Video cord (1) •...

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    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. To use the remote, point it at the remote sensor Note • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. •...

  • Page 12: Step 1: Positioning The System

    • Do not lean or hang on the speaker, as the speaker may fall down. • When you change the positions of the speakers, Sony recommends that you change the settings. For details, see “Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room” (page 78) and “Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically”...

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    To install the speakers on a wall Before installing the speakers on a wall, connect the speaker cord to the speaker. Be sure to match the speaker cords to the appropriate terminals on the speakers: the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #. Color tube Front speaker (L): White Front speaker (R): Red...

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    • Contact a screw shop or installer regarding the wall material or screws to be used. • Sony is not responsible for accident or damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall strength or improper screw installation, natural calamity, etc.

  • Page 15: Step 2: Connecting The System

    Step 2: Connecting the System See the connection diagram below, and read the additional information from 1 to 5 on the following pages. Note • Be sure to make connections securely to avoid hum and noise. • When you connect another component with a volume control, turn up the volume of the other components to a level where sound is not distorted.

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    3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #. Do not catch the speaker cord insulation in the speaker terminals. Color tube Connector When connecting to the unit, insert the connector until it clicks. DAV-DZ270 Rear panel SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L...

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    DAV-HDZ278 Rear panel SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SPEAKER DIGITAL IN CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL TV/VIDEO HDMI OUT To the center speaker (green) To the subwoofer (purple) ANTENNA SUR R SUR L COAXIAL 75 DC5V 0.7A MAX AUDIO IN DMPORT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT TV/VIDEO...

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    B, or C. Picture quality improves in order from A (standard) to C (HDMI). When the TV has the digital optical or coaxial output jack, you can improve sound quality by connecting with the digital cord (B) (DAV-HDZ278 only). DAV-DZ270 SPEAKER FRONT R...

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    DAV-HDZ278 Digital optical cord (not supplied) Digital coaxial cord (not supplied) L IN D IG IT A O P T IC A C O A X IA T V /V ID To the digital coaxial output jack of the TV To the digital optical output jack of the TV SPEAKER...

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    To change the color system (PAL or NTSC) (Asian, Australian, and Middle Eastern models only) Depending on the TV to be connected, you may be required to select either PAL or NTSC for the color system. The initial setting of the system for Australian and Middle Eastern models is PAL. The initial setting of the system for Asian models is NTSC.

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    3 Connecting the other components You can enjoy the connected component using the six speakers of the system. • Portable audio source: A • DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter: B (DAV-HDZ278 only) DAV-DZ270 Stereo mini-plug cord (not supplied) SPEAKER FRONT R...

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    DAV-HDZ278 Stereo mini-plug cord (not supplied) SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SUR R SUR L SPEAKER DIGITAL IN CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL TV/VIDEO HDMI OUT • You can connect another component, such as VCR, instead of the TV. For connection details, see page To connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (DAV-HDZ278 only) Connect a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (not supplied) to the DMPORT jack.

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    If your TV has multiple audio/video inputs You can enjoy the sound with the speakers of the system through the connected TV. Connect the components as follows. System Select the component on the TV. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the TV. If the TV does not have multiple audio/video inputs, a switcher will be necessary to receive the sound from more than two components.

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    4 Connecting the antenna (aerial) DAV-DZ270 SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SUR R SPEAKER CENTER SUBWOOFER HDMI OUT AM loop antenna (aerial) (supplied) Note • Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to either terminal. ANTENNA SUR L COAXIAL 75...

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    DAV-HDZ278 SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SUR R SPEAKER DIGITAL IN CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL TV/VIDEO HDMI OUT Note • Keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) and cord away from the system or other AV components, as noise may result. •...

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    5 Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Before connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) of the unit to a wall outlet (mains), connect all the speakers to the unit. DAV-DZ270 Rear panel SPEAKER CENTER SUBWOOFER To the wall outlet (mains)

  • Page 27: Step 3: Performing The Quick Setup

    Step 3: Performing the Quick Setup Follow the Steps below to make the basic adjustments for using the system. Note • When you connect the system and the TV with the component video cord (not supplied) or HDMI cable (not supplied), you need to set the type of video output for matching your TV.

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    Press Connect the calibration mic to the A.CAL MIC jack on the front panel. Set up the calibration mic at the ear level using a tripod, etc. (not supplied). The front of each speaker should face the calibration mic, and there should be no obstruction between the speakers and the calibration mic.

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    Press X/x to select [QUICK], then press The Quick Setup display appears. Setting the type of video output to match your TV Depending on the connection of the TV (page 18), select the type of video output of the system. To select the type of video signal output from the HDMI OUT jack When you connect the unit and the TV with the...

  • Page 30: Step 4: Enjoying Sound From All The Speakers

    [ON]: The system outputs progressive signals. Select this setting when: – your TV accepts progressive signals, and, – the TV is connected to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. When you select [ON], the confirmation display appears. Follow the Steps below. Press C/c to select [START].

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    * DAV-DZ270 only ** DAV-HDZ278 only Note • When you use both the TV/VIDEO (AUDIO IN) jacks (analog connection) and TV/VIDEO (COAXIAL or OPTICAL DIGITAL IN) jack (digital connection) at the same time, the digital connection takes priority (DAV-HDZ278 only).

  • Page 32: Enjoying Surround Sound By Using Decoding Mode

    Sound Adjustment Enjoying Surround Sound by Using Decoding Mode You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one of the system’s pre-programmed decoding modes. They bring exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “DEC. MODE” appears in the front panel display, then press or c.

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    • When the bilingual broadcast sound is input, “PRO LOGIC,” “PLII MOVIE,” and “PLII MUSIC” are not effective. • You cannot select the decoding mode when the unit is reading the files in the USB device or recording/copying songs (DAV-DZ270 only). • Depending on the input stream, the decoding mode may not by effective.

  • Page 34: Selecting The Sound Mode, Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound, Disc

    Selecting the Sound Mode You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music. Press SOUND MODE repeatedly during playback until the desired mode appears in the front panel display. • “AUTO”: The system selects “MOVIE” or “MUSIC” automatically to produce the sound effect depending on the disc.

  • Page 35: Playing A Disc

    Disc Playing a Disc Depending on the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. Adjust the volume "/1 FUNCTION Disc tray Connect headphones STEP Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on the TV to this system.

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    – [CONTROL FOR HDMI] is set to [OFF] (page 64). To use the headphones Connect the headphones to PHONES jack on the unit. The sound of the system is muted. Other operations Press Stop Pause Resume play after pause X or H Go to the next chapter, >...

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    To display the subtitles * Except for United Kingdom and North American models. If subtitles are recorded on a disc, you can turn the subtitles on/off during playback. If multilingual subtitles are recorded on the disc, you can change the subtitle language during playback, or turn the subtitles on/off whenever you want.

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    Note • While the system is playing a Super VCD on which the audio track 2 is not recorded, no sound will come out when you select [2:STEREO], [2:1/L], or [2:2/R]. Checking the audio signal format * Except for United Kingdom and North American models.

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    To select a playback layer when playing a hybrid Super Audio CD Some Super Audio CDs consist of an HD layer and a CD layer. You can select the playback layer you want to listen to. Note • When the Super Audio CD does not have the HD layer, you cannot select the playback layer.

  • Page 40: Using Play Mode

    Note • Depending on where you stop the disc, the system may not resume playback from exactly the same point. • The point where you stopped playing may be cleared when: – you eject the disc. – the system enters standby mode (DATA CD/ DATA DVD only).

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    Selected track PROGRAM 0: 03:51 ALL CLEAR – – 1. TRACK – – 2. TRACK – – 3. TRACK – – 4. TRACK – – 5. TRACK – – 6. TRACK – – 7. TRACK Total time of the programmed tracks To program other tracks, repeat Steps 4 to 5.

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    Press Shuffle Play starts. To return to normal play Press CLEAR, or select [OFF] in Step 3. To turn off the Control Menu display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Menu display is turned off. Note • You cannot use Shuffle Play with a VIDEO CD or Super VCD with PBC playback.

  • Page 43: Searching/selecting A Disc

    Searching/Selecting a Disc Using the DVD’s menu A DVD is divided into a lot of sections, which make up a picture or music feature. These sections are called “titles.” When you play a DVD which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using DVD TOP MENU.

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    The number in parentheses indicates the total number of titles, chapters, tracks, indexes, scenes, folders, or files. 9 8 ( 9 9 ) 1 3 ( 9 9 ) 0 : 0 3 : 1 7 Selected row Press [** (**)] changes to [– – (**)]. 9 8 ( 9 9 ) 1 3 ( 9 9 ) 0 : 0 3 : 1 7...

  • Page 45: Playing Mp3 Files/jpeg Image Files

    Playing MP3 Files/JPEG Image Files You can play the MP3 files or JPEG image files: • which have the extension “.MP3” (MP3 file) or “.JPG”/“.JPEG” (JPEG image file) • which conform to the DCF* image file format * “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards for digital cameras regulated by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).

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    FOLDER LIST 01 Let's Talk About Love (1985) 02 1st Album (1986) 03 In the Middle of Nowhere (1986) 04 Ready for Romance (1986) 05 In the Garden of Venus (1987) 06 Romantic Warriors (1987) 07 Back for Good (1988) 08 Alone (1999) Press X/x to select a folder.

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    • If you play large MP3 file and JPEG image file at the same time, the sound may skip. Sony recommends that you set the MP3 bit rate to 128 kbps or lower when creating the file. If the sound still skips, reduce the size of the JPEG image file.

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    Enjoying DivX (Except for United Kingdom and North American models) About DivX video files ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This product is an ® official DivX Certified product. You can play a DATA CD or DATA DVD that ®...

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    To select DivX video files, see “Selecting a DivX video file” (page 49). To go to the next or previous page Press To turn off the display Press DVD MENU repeatedly. To stop playback Press x. Selecting a DivX video file After Step 2 of “Selecting a folder,”...

  • Page 50: Adjusting The Delay Between The Picture And Sound, Restricting Playback Of The Disc

    Adjusting the Delay Between the Picture and Sound [A/V SYNC] * Except for United Kingdom and North American models When the sound does not match the pictures on the TV screen, you can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. Press DISPLAY.

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    Enter a 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press The display for confirming the password appears. x When you have already registered a password The display for entering the password appears. Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press The display for setting the playback limitation level appears.

  • Page 52: Using The Setup Display

    Press X/x to select [SYSTEM SETUP], then press The options for [SYSTEM SETUP] appear. Press X/x to select [PARENTAL CONTROL t], then press The display for entering the password appears. Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press Press X/x to select [CHANGE PASSWORD t], then press Enter your 4-digit password using the...

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    Press X/x to select an item, then press The options for the selected item appear. Example: [TV TYPE] VIDEO SETUP TV TYPE: PROGRESSIVE (COMPONENT OUT) 4:3 OUTPUT: 4:3 LETTER BOX BLACK LEVEL: 4:3 PAN SCAN BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) PAUSE MODE: Options Press X/x to select a setting, then press...

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    Settings for the display [VIDEO SETUP] Select settings according to the TV to be connected. VIDEO SETUP TV TYPE: PROGRESSIVE 4:3 OUTPUT: BLACK LEVEL: BLACK LEVEL PAUSE MODE: x [TV TYPE] You can select the aspect ratio of the connected [16:9]: Select this when you connect a wide- screen TV or a TV with a wide mode function.

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    x [COLOR SYSTEM (VIDEO CD)] (Asian, Australian, and Middle Eastern models only) You can select the color system when you play a VIDEO CD. [AUTO]: The system outputs the video signal in the system of the disc, either PAL or NTSC. If your TV uses a DUAL system, select [AUTO].

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    for HDMI Function for “BRAVIA” Sync” (page 64). [OFF]: Off. [ON]: On. You can operate mutually between components that are connected with an HDMI cable. Note • When you set to [ON] without the HDMI connection of the TV, [Please verify the HDMI connection.] appears and you cannot set to [ON].

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    Settings for the audio [AUDIO SETUP] AUDIO SETUP SPEAKER FORMATION: AUTO CALIBRATION: AUDIO DRC: TRACK SELECTION: x [SPEAKER FORMATION] You can select the position of the speakers for the better surround sound. For details, see “Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room” (page 78).

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    [BLUE]: The background is blue. [BLACK]: The background is black. x [PARENTAL CONTROL] You can set the playback restrictions. For details, see “Restricting Playback of the Disc” (page 50). x [DivX] (Except for United Kingdom and North American models) You can display the registration code for this system.

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    [L/R] 3.0 m/10 ft : Set the front speaker distance. 3)4) [CENTER] 3.0 m/10 ft : Set the center speaker distance (up to 1.6 meters (5 ft) closer to the front speakers). 0.9 to 6.9 meters for North American models. 0.0 to 6.9 meters for North American models.

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    test tone is emitted from each speaker in sequence. Adjust the sound level as follows. Set the [TEST TONE] to [ON]. Press C/X/x/c repeatedly to select the desired speaker and the level. Press Repeat Steps 1 to 3. Press C/X/x/c repeatedly to set [TEST TONE] to [OFF] after adjusting the speaker level.

  • Page 61: Presetting Radio Stations

    • You can operate the tuner function by observing the following display on the TV screen. Current station Current band and preset number FM 10 : 88.00 MHz SONY RADIO Station name Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display.

  • Page 62: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the Radio Preset radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting Radio Stations” (page 61)). Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET +/–...

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    1 t 2 t ... t 1 t ... x “TUNER FM” When the station name is set 1 Station name Ex. “SONY RADIO” 2 Frequency Ex. “FM1 87.50” 3 The “FM MODE” setting Ex. “STEREO” When the station name is not set: 1 Frequency Ex.

  • Page 64: Using The Control For Hdmi Function For Bravia" Sync

    HDMI function may not work. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the component. • The Control for HDMI function may not work if you connect a component other than Sony, even if the component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.

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    To set the [CONTROL FOR HDMI] function to on/off Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “DVD” appears in the front panel display. Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. Press X/x to select then press The options for [SETUP] appear.

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    TV sound is muted. • While recording songs on an audio CD into a USB device, the System Audio Control function will not work (DAV-DZ270 only). • You can connect the system and the TV audio digitally. For details, see (page 21).

  • Page 67: Playing Back Audio Files/jpeg Image Files Of A Usb Device

    Playing Back Audio Files/JPEG Image Files of a USB Device (DAV-DZ270 only) You can play audio files (MP3/WMA/AAC files)/JPEG image files stored in a USB device such as the digital music player or USB storage media (not supplied) by connecting the USB device to the unit.

  • Page 68

    • Some USB devices cannot be played back on the system depending on the file format. • The system can play back to a depth of 8 folders only. • The system may not be able to play an audio file depending on the kind of file.

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    Press X/x to select a file and press The system starts playing the selected file. You can turn the file list off by pressing DVD MENU. Pressing DVD MENU again will display the folder list. • The system can recognize up to 150 audio files in a single folder.

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    To play the next or previous JPEG image file Press c/C when the Control Menu display is not displayed. Note that you can select the next folder by continuing to press c after the last image on the current folder, but that you cannot return to the previous folder by pressing C.

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    • [FOLDER LIST]: The list of folders appears. Follow Step 2 of “Selecting an audio file or folder.” • [PICTURE LIST]: Images of JPEG image files in the folder appear in 16 subscreens. Follow Step 2 of “Selecting a JPEG image file or folder.”...

  • Page 72

    Press X/x or the number buttons to select the desired number. If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to cancel the number. Press The system starts playback from the selected number. Viewing the information of an audio file in the front panel display Press DISPLAY repeatedly.

  • Page 73: Storing Songs In A Usb Device

    • Date information varies depending on the area. Storing Songs in a USB Device (DAV-DZ270 only) You can record songs on an audio CD in a USB device by encoding to MP3 format. You can also copy the MP3 files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD into the USB device.

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    same name, a sequential number is added after the name without overwriting the original folder or file. • Some USB devices cannot be played back on the system depending on the file format. Recording songs on an audio CD into a USB device Load an audio CD.

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    Recordable space of the USB device USB RECORDING Free: 2002_Remixes 01_Back_Seat_O... 02_One_Nights_... 03_Are_You_Ma... 04_I_Can_Lose_... 05_Soul_Survivo... 06_Strangers_B... 07_Stay_maxi_ve... MP3 files/folders to be copied. x To select the desired MP3 file/folder Press X/x to select the MP3 file/folder, then press The MP3 files/folders are marked. x To select all MP3 files/folders Press C/X/x/c to select [ press...

  • Page 76: Playable Usb Devices, Using The Digital Media Port Adapter

    Playable USB Devices (DAV-DZ270 only) You can use the following Sony USB devices on the system. Verified Sony digital music player (as of April 2007) Product name Model name ® Walkman NWD-B103/B105/B103F/B105F NWZ-A815/A816/A818 NWZ-S515/S516/S615F/S616F/ S618F Verified Sony IC recorder (as of...

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    • Depending on the type of DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, you may be able to operate a connected component using either the buttons on the remote or the unit. The following illustration shows an example of buttons that can be used in this case. ./>...

  • Page 78: Room

    • [NO]: Exit [SPEAKER FORMATION]. Note • In order to enjoy the surround sound after you change the position of the speakers, Sony recommends you set [SPEAKER FORMATION], and then set [AUTO CALIBRATION] (page 79). • When you change the [CONNECTION] setting in [SPEAKER SETUP] (page 58), the [SPEAKER FORMATION] setting returns to [STANDARD].

  • Page 79: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically

    Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically [AUTO CALIBRATION] D. C. A. C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) can set the appropriate surround sound automatically. Note • The system outputs a loud test sound when [AUTO CALIBRATION] starts. You cannot turn the volume down.

  • Page 80: Controlling The Tv With The Supplied Remote

    See page 58. Controlling the TV with the Supplied Remote You can control the TV (Sony only) by using following buttons. Use these buttons (other than TV [/1, TV INPUT, and TV VOL +/–) while pressing the TV button.

  • Page 81: Using The Sound Effect, Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sound Effect Reinforcing bass frequencies You can reinforce bass frequencies. Press DYNAMIC BASS. “D. BASS ON” appears in the front panel display and bass frequencies are effectively reinforced. To turn off the sound effect Press DYNAMIC BASS again. Enjoying the sound at low volume You can enjoy sound effects or dialogue, as you...

  • Page 82: Changing The Brightness Of The Front Panel Display, Viewing Information About The Disc

    Changing the Brightness of the Front Panel Display The brightness of the front panel display can be set to either of 2 levels. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “DIMMER” appears in the front panel display, then or c. press Press X/x to select the brightness of the front panel display.

  • Page 83

    2 Current file name 3 Current album and file number Note • The system can only display the first level of the DVD/CD text, such as the disc name or title. • If a file name of the MP3 file cannot be displayed, “*” will appear in the front panel display instead.

  • Page 84

    To check DATA CD/DATA DVD (MP3 file/DivX video file By pressing DISPLAY while playing MP3 files or DivX video files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD, you can display the name of the folder/ MP3 file/DivX video file rate (the amount of data per second of the current audio) on the TV screen.

  • Page 85: Returning To The Default Settings

    Returning to the Default Settings Returning the system parameters, such as preset stations, to the default settings "/1 Press "/1 to turn on the system. Press x, A, and "/1 on the unit at the same time. “COLD RESET” appears in the front panel display and the system returns to default settings.

  • Page 86: Precautions

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners • Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens cleaners (including wet or spray types).

  • Page 87: Notes About The Discs

    Notes about the Discs On handling discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface. • Do not stick paper or tape on the disc. • 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...

  • Page 88: Troubleshooting

    • After checking the above items and fixing any problems, turn on the system. If the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Remedy • The video connecting cords are not connected securely.

  • Page 89

    Symptom Remedy Picture noise appears. • The disc is dirty or flawed. • If the picture output from your system goes through your VCR to get to your TV, the copy-protection signal applied to some DVD programs could affect picture quality. If you still experience problems even when you connect your unit directly to your TV, try connecting your unit to your TV’s video input (page 18).

  • Page 90

    Symptom Severe hum or noise is heard. The sound loses stereo effect when you play a VIDEO CD, a CD, or an MP3 file. The surround effect is difficult to hear when you are playing a sound track of Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG audio.

  • Page 91

    Symptom Remedy The disc does not play. • There is no disc inserted. • The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the playback side facing down. • The disc is skewed on the disc tray. • The system cannot play CD-ROMs, etc. (page 6). •...

  • Page 92

    • Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD being played (page 36). • The DVD prohibits changing the angles. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The MP3 file/JPEG image file/DivX video file you want to play is broken (except for United Kingdom and North American models).

  • Page 93

    (USB) port. Turn off the system and remove the USB device from the (USB) port. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. Are you using a supported USB •...

  • Page 94

    – The file structure is extremely complex. – The memory capacity is excessive. – The internal memory is fragmented. • Sony recommends following these guidelines. – Total folders on the USB device: 200 or less – Total files per folder: 150 or less •...

  • Page 95

    USB device becomes complex. Follow the procedure in the operating instructions of the USB device to format the USB device. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. not support all of these FAT. For details, refer to the operating instructions of each USB device or contact the manufacturer.

  • Page 96

    USB device may be broken. Follow the procedure in the operating instructions of the USB device to format the USB device. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. • Check if the USB device is write-protected.

  • Page 97: Self-diagnosis Function

    [VER.X.XX] (X is a number) may appear on the TV screen. Although this is not a malfunction and for Sony service use only, normal system operation will not be possible. Turn off the system, and then turn on the system again to operate.

  • Page 98: Specifications

    180 - 20,000 Hz; rated 84 watts per channel minimum Other models: RMS power, with no more USB Section (DAV-DZ270 only) than 0.7% total harmonic Supported bit rate distortion from 250 milli MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): watts to rated output.

  • Page 99

    3 ohms Dimensions (approx.) 205 mm × 325 mm × 325 mm (8 in) (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 5.2 kg (11 lb 8 oz) Subwoofer (DAV-DZ270) (SS-WS81) Speaker system Subwoofer Bass reflex Speaker unit 160 mm (6 Rated impedance 3 ohms Dimensions (approx.)

  • Page 100: Glossary

    Glossary Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Digital Cinema Auto Calibration was developed by Sony to automatically measure and adjusts the speaker settings to your listening environment in a short period of time. Dolby Digital This movie theater sound format is more advanced than Dolby Surround Pro Logic.

  • Page 101

    is compatible with the 525 or 625 progressive format. Super Audio CD Super Audio CD is a new high-quality audio disc standard where music is recorded in the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) format (conventional CD is recorded in the PCM format).

  • Page 102: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. 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;...

  • Page 103: Index To Parts And Control

    C Front panel display (105) D Play operation buttons (35) (remote sensor) (11) F FUNCTION (30) G VOLUME control (35) H PHONES jack (35) I AUDIO IN/A.CAL MIC jack (21, 27, 79) (USB) port (DAV-DZ270 only) (67) K Disc tray (35)

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    Rear panel DAV-DZ270 SPEAKER CENTER SUBWOOFER DAV-HDZ278 SPEAKER CENTER SUBWOOFER A SPEAKER jacks (16) B COAXIAL 75Ω FM jack (24) C AM terminal (24) D TV/VIDEO (AUDIO IN R/L) jacks (18, 21) E VIDEO OUT jack (18) F COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (18)

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    JPEG image file) H Lights up when the color system is set to NTSC. (Asian, Australian, and Middle Eastern models only) I Lights up during USB recording/ copying. (DAV-DZ270 only) (73) J Lights up when Super Audio CD/CD is loaded. (38)

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    (page 80). Except for North American models. The button name differs depending on the area. North American models only. This button is only available for the “DVD” or “USB*” function. * DAV-DZ270 only...

  • Page 107: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    3 Control Menu display off Note • The Control Menu Display appears only during the “DVD” or “USB*” function. * DAV-DZ270 only Control Menu display The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type. For details,...

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    Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO. Control Menu items Selected item Function name of selected Control Menu item Operation message The scene number for a VIDEO CD (PBC is on), track number for a VIDEO CD/Super Audio CD/CD, folder number for a DATA CD/DATA DVD.

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    [TIME] (page 44) You can check the elapsed time and the remaining playback time. Input the time code for picture and music searching. The system displays the DVD/Super Audio CD/CD text or the MP3 file name. [MULTI/2CH] (page 38) You can select the playback area on a Super Audio CD when available. [SUPER AUDIO CD/CD LAYER] (page 38) You can select the playback layer on a Super Audio CD when available.

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    List of Control Menu Items for USB device (DAV-DZ270 only) Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type [REPEAT] (page 71) You can play the entire USB device (all folders/all files) repeatedly or one folder/file repeatedly. [BROWSING] (page 70) You can display the list of folders/JPEG image files.

  • Page 111: Index

    Index Numerics 4:3 OUTPUT 54 5.1 Channel Surround 38 A/V SYNC 50 AAC file 67 ANGLE 36 ATTENUATE 31 AUDIO 53 AUDIO (HDMI) 56 AUDIO DRC 57 AUDIO SETUP 57 AUTO CALIBRATION 57, 79, BACKGROUND 57 BLACK LEVEL 55 BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) 55 COLD RESET 85 COLOR SYSTEM (VIDEO...

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    Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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