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  • Page 2 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such as lighted candles on the apparatus. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the...
  • Page 4: About This Manual

    SS-GZR999D (Front speakers) SS-RSZ999D (Satellite speakers) SS-WGR999D (Subwoofer) MHC-GZR888D Main unit: HCD-GZR888D Speaker system: SS-GZR999D (Front speakers) SS-RSZ999D (Satellite speakers) MHC-GZR777D Main unit: HCD-GZR777D Speaker system: SS-GZR777D (Front speakers) In this manual, the MHC-GZR999D is used for illustration purposes unless stated otherwise.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About this manual ....... 4 Tuner Playable discs ........7 Listening to the radio .......67 Guide to parts and controls ...10 Tape Getting Started Playing a tape (except for Latin Hooking up the system American models) ......70 securely ..........24 Recording onto a tape (except Hooking up the TV......30...
  • Page 6 Other Operations Using the timers .........97 Changing the display .......99 Hooking up optional components ........105 Additional Information Troubleshooting ......108 Precautions ........125 Specifications ........129 Compatible devices with this system ......... 132 Guide to the Control Menu display ..........134 Playback priority of file types ..
  • Page 7: Playable Discs

    Playable discs Type Disc logo Characteristics Icon DVD VIDEO  DVD VIDEO  DVD-R/DVD-RW in DVD VIDEO format or video mode  DVD+R/DVD+RW in DVD VIDEO format VR (Video  DVD-R/DVD-RW in VR (Video Recording) Recording) mode (except for mode DVD-R DL) VIDEO CD ...
  • Page 8 Type Disc logo Characteristics Icon DATA CD  CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM in DATA CD format, containing MP3 files, JPEG image files, DivX video files and MPEG4 video files, and conforming to ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, or Joliet (extended format) DATA DVD ...
  • Page 9 Discs that cannot be played  CD-ROMs recorded in PHOTO CD format  DATA CDs recorded in MP3 PRO format  Data part of CD-Extras  Data part of Mixed CDs  Super Audio CDs  DVD Audio discs  DVD-RAMs ...
  • Page 10: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names. Main unit MHC-GZR999D (except for Latin American models)/ MHC-GZR888D...
  • Page 11 MHC-GZR999D (Latin American models only)  Continued...
  • Page 12 MHC-GZR777D...
  • Page 13    (on/standby) button DVD/TUNER MENU button (page 48, 68, 81) (MHC‑GZR999D/ Press to turn on or off the system. GZR888D only) STANDBY indicator Press to turn on or off the menu items on Lights up when the system is turned off. the TV screen.
  • Page 14 Press to select the menu items. Lights up when a disc is in the disc tray, and flashes when the disc tray is selected  (MHC-GZR999D/GZR888D only).  PUSH button (except for Latin OPEN/CLOSE  button American models) Press to load or eject a disc.
  • Page 15   * (play) button REC TO USB button (page 75, 79, Press to start playback. Press to transfer music from a disc or * (pause) button record the sound from an analog audio source to the connected USB device. Press to pause playback.
  • Page 16   Disc tray SOUND FIELD button (page 89) (MHC‑GZR999D/GZR888D only)  Press to select the sound field for the surround sound. (USB) port Connect an optional USB device.  GROOVE button (page 88) (USB) indicator Press to reinforce the bass. Lights up in blue when the system is turned on.
  • Page 17 Lights up when the subwoofer is turned  ILLUMINATION button (page 100) (MHC‑GZR777D only) Press to change the power illuminator. * Lights up when selected. (MHC-GZR999D/ GZR888D only)   (on/standby) button Press to turn on or off the system.
  • Page 18 MEMORY SELECT button  (page 87) PICTURE NAVI button (page 48, Press to select the playback source or transferring destination on a Sony Ericsson mobile phone. Press to display the thumbnail pictures. ANGLE button (page 41)  Press to change the angle (DVD VIDEO REPEAT/FM MODE button with multi-angles only).
  • Page 19    VOLUME +/ button (play) button Press to adjust the volume. Press to start playback. / (rewind/fast forward) TV VOL +/ button 1)2) button Press to adjust the TV volume. Press to find a point in a track, file, ...
  • Page 20   PRESET  button (page 68) ENTER button Press to select the preset station. Press to enter the settings.  (go backward) button  /// button Press to select a track, chapter or video file. Press to select the menu items. TV CH ...
  • Page 21: Numeric Buttons

    Press to activate the “THEATRE SYNC” (page 91) function. Press to select the Karaoke mode. This button is used to operate a Sony TV. For KARAOKE PON button (page 93) details, see “Operating a Sony TV” (page 33). Press to activate the “Karaoke Pon”...
  • Page 22 (LCD). You can confirm contents and the Control Menu displayed on the TV screen in the LCDs. To set the LCD, see “Setting the LCD (MHC-GZR999D/GZR888D only)” (page 34).  Displays the text information.  You can confirm contents and the Control Menu displayed on the TV screen.
  • Page 23 MHC-GZR777D  Lights up when the track or file  Lights up during transfer or information is displayed. recording.  Lights up when the Karaoke mode is  Indicates the tape playback direction. turned on.  Lights up when the USB device is ...
  • Page 24: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system securely MHC-GZR999D  To satellite speaker (Right)  To subwoofer  To front speaker (Left)  AM loop antenna  To satellite speaker (Left)  FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)  To wall outlet...
  • Page 25 MHC-GZR888D  To satellite speaker (Right)  To front speaker (Left)  To front speaker (Right)  To satellite speaker (Left)  AM loop antenna  To wall outlet  FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)  Continued...
  • Page 26 MHC-GZR777D  To front speaker (Right)  To front speaker (Left)  AM loop antenna  To wall outlet  FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
  • Page 27 Satellite speakers  FM/AM antennas (MHC-GZR999D/GZR888D only) Find a location and an orientation that Insert only the stripped provide good reception, and then set up portion of the speaker cords the antenna. Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords, the power cord and the USB cable to avoid picking up noise.
  • Page 28 Subwoofer  Voltage selector (MHC-GZR999D only) For models with a voltage selector, set Insert only the stripped VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local portion of the speaker cords power line voltage.  Power Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
  • Page 29: Attaching The Speaker Pads

    With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the system, replace both batteries with new ones. MHC-GZR999D only MHC-GZR999D/GZR888D only  Continued...
  • Page 30: Hooking Up The Tv

    When carrying this system Hooking up the TV Perform the following procedure to Connect the video input jack of your TV protect the DVD mechanism. to the VIDEO OUT jack with a video Use buttons on the unit for the operation. cord.
  • Page 31 When connecting a video deck Changing the color system Connect the video deck to the TV using a (Except for Latin American models) video cord. However, do not connect this Set the color system to PAL or NTSC unit to the TV through the video deck. depending on the color system of your Otherwise, you may experience video leakage when watching video images...
  • Page 32 Press  or  repeatedly to Changing the format of the select “VIDEO SETUP, ” then press video signal output from ENTER. COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks The options for “VIDEO SETUP” appear. Progressive is a method for displaying TV images that reduces flickering and Press ...
  • Page 33 Operating a Sony TV “YES. ” You can use the following buttons to The system outputs the progressive operate a Sony TV. These buttons have signal. When you select “NO, ” been marked in yellow. the system does not output the Press progressive signal.
  • Page 34: Setting The Lcd (mhc-gzr999d/ Gzr888d Only)

    Setting the LCD Setting the LCD The default setting is underlined. (MHC‑GZR999D/ PICTURE MODE Allows you to select options best suited GZR888D only) for videos and pictures, respectively. STANDARD: For standard pictures. You can make adjustments to pictures Recommended for home entertainment. displayed in the LCD.
  • Page 35: Positioning The Speakers

     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 36: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock Performing “QUICK” setup Use buttons on the remote to set the clock. Before using the system, you can make the minimum basic adjustments in Press / to turn on the system. “QUICK” setup. If you do not want to perform “QUICK”...
  • Page 37 Press ENTER without loading a Press ENTER. disc. The setting is selected and “QUICK SETUP is complete. ” appears on the “LANGUAGE SETUP” appears on TV screen. the TV screen. The system is ready for playback. If you want to change each setting individually, see “Using the Setup Menu”...
  • Page 38: Using The "theatre Sync" Function

    VIDEO 1 to VIDEO 8 COMPONENT 1 CLEAR COMPONENT 2 Note COMPONENT 3  This function is only for Sony TV series, COMPONENT 4 however, some TV products may also not work. The selected TV’s input source is memorized into the remote.
  • Page 39: Disc

    Load a disc with the label side Disc facing up on the disc tray. To load additional discs, press DISC Playing a disc SKIP/EX-CHANGE on the unit to rotate the disc tray. Depending on the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted.
  • Page 40 Other operations Do this Select a folder Press +/ Do this repeatedly during Press . To resume Stop playback playback or when playback where you playback is paused. stopped the disc, press Press  or  Locate a point  (or  on the quickly in fast during playback.
  • Page 41 There may be some disturbance in the video Do this image. Replay the Press REPLAY Except for JPEG image files. You cannot previous scene during playback. select an audio track or file during Lock (Instant Search operation of MP3 files. Replay) DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/-RW in VR mode, VIDEO CD, AUDIO CD and video files only.
  • Page 42 On Multi‑disc Resume Notes  You cannot perform resume playback during (DVD VIDEO and VIDEO CD only) Shuffle Play or Program Play. This system can store the point where  Resume playback may not work properly you stopped the playback of the disc for with some discs.
  • Page 43  1: MAIN+SUB: the main and sub Changing the language/sound sound of the audio track 1.  2: MAIN*: the main sound of the audio Press AUDIO repeatedly during track 2.  2: SUB*: the sub sound of the audio playback to select the desired track 2.
  • Page 44 When playing a Super VCD: Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC  1: STEREO: the stereo sound of the functions (PBC Playback) audio track 1. (Version 2.0)  1: 1/L: the sound of the left channel of the audio track 1 (monaural).  1: 2/R: the sound of the right channel of the audio track 1 (monaural).
  • Page 45 Continue playback according to Selecting “ORIGINAL” or “PLAY the instructions on the menus. LIST” Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the VIDEO CD, as the operating procedure may differ This function is only available for DVD- depending on the VIDEO CD. Rs/-RWs in VR mode with a playlist Note created.
  • Page 46 Searching for items on a disc by Press ENTER. “** (**)” change to “– – (**). ” the assigned numbers Press  or  repeatedly or the numeric buttons to select the title, track, folder or file, etc. You can search by different information If you make a mistake, press CLEAR recorded on a disc, such as title, track, to cancel the number.
  • Page 47 To search for a particular point using Selecting a folder/file using the time code (Time Search) the on-screen display (DVD VIDEO and DVD-R/-RW in VR mode only) Press DISPLAY. Load a disc on the disc tray. Press  or  repeatedly to select (TIME).
  • Page 48 Playing an image file: Press  or  repeatedly to select Press PICTURE NAVI. the desired option, then press Thumbnail picture for the first ENTER. When the desired option 16 JPEG image files in the selected has already selected, press DVD/ folder is displayed.
  • Page 49 Other operations Playing a video file: Press ENTER. Do this “FILE LIST” appears. Display Press the next or repeatedly. previous page of “TRACK LIST, ” “FOLDER LIST” or “FILE LIST” Press  repeatedly Play back the next folder of until the last file of the Press ...
  • Page 50 Notes  The system may not play certain types of JPEG image files (ex. a JPEG image file that is  The system can play back MP3 files and less than 8 (width) × 8 (height) pixels). JPEG image files. The system will play back any data with the extension “.mp3”, “.jpg”...
  • Page 51 Press  or  repeatedly to select If the number of viewing times has been preset, “MUSIC/PHOTO”, then press ENTER. you can play back the DivX video files as many When “MUSIC/PHOTO” has already times as the preset number. The following selected, press DVD/TUNER MENU.
  • Page 52 To specify the slide show speed To select a transition effect for image files in the slide show (JPEG image files only) (JPEG image files only) Press DISPLAY. The Control Menu appears on the TV Press DISPLAY. screen. The Control Menu appears on the TV If “MEDIA”...
  • Page 53: Using Play Mode

    To select playback priority of the file Using play mode type You can select playback priority when mixed media (MP3 files, JPEG image files Creating your own program or video files) are in the disc. (Program Play) Press DISPLAY. The Control Menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 54 Press  (or  on the unit). Press  . The cursor moves to the track list “T” Program Play starts. (in this case, “01”). When the Program Play ends, you can restart the same program by pressing  (or  on the unit). To change a programmed step: Press ...
  • Page 55 Notes Playing in random order  When Program Play is activated, the (Shuffle Play) “REPEAT” setting is automatically changed to “ON” if the current setting is “ALL DISCS, ” “ONE DISC” or “TRACK. ”  You cannot perform Program Play with VIDEO CDs during PBC playback.
  • Page 56 When playing a DATA CD/DVD Playing repeatedly (Repeat (except for video files): Play)  ON (MUSIC): all MP3 files in the selected folder on the current disc are played back randomly. When no folder is selected, the first folder is played back randomly. You can play the contents on a disc Press ENTER.
  • Page 57 When playing a VIDEO CD or Notes AUDIO CD:  You can also change the Repeat Play setting by pressing REPEAT/FM MODE repeatedly.  OFF: does not play back repeatedly.  Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you cannot  ALL DISCS: repeats all discs. perform Repeat Play.
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Delay Between The Picture And Sound ("a/v Sync")

    Press ENTER. Adjusting the delay between the picture Note Depending on the input stream, this function and sound (“A/V SYNC”) may not be effective. When the sound does not synchronize with the pictures on the screen, you can adjust the delay between the picture and sound.
  • Page 59: Restricting Playback Of The Disc (parental Control)

    Press  or  repeatedly to select Restricting playback “PARENTAL CONTROL, ” then of the disc (PARENTAL press ENTER. CONTROL) If you have not registered a password: The display for registering a new password appears on the TV screen. You can limit the playback of some DVD VIDEOs according to a predetermined level such as the age of the users.
  • Page 60 Press  or  repeatedly to select Enter or re‑enter your 4‑digit password using the numeric “LEVEL, ” then press ENTER. buttons, then press ENTER. The options for “LEVEL” appear on the TV screen. The display for setting the playback limitation level appears on the TV Press ...
  • Page 61: Using The Setup Menu

    If you forget your password Using the Setup Menu Remove the disc and repeat steps 1 to 5 of “Restricting playback of the disc (PARENTAL CONTROL)” (page 59). By using the Setup Menu, you can make When you are asked to enter your various adjustments to items such as password, enter “199703”...
  • Page 62: Setting The Language

    Press  or  repeatedly to Press  or  repeatedly to select select the setup item from the the desired setting, then press displayed list, then press ENTER. ENTER. The setup item is selected. The setting is selected and setup is completed.
  • Page 63 AUDIO* Setting the TV screen (DVD VIDEO only)  “VIDEO SETUP” Switches the language of the sound track. When you select “ORIGINAL, ” the language given priority in the disc is Choose the settings according to the TV selected. you connected. The default setting is underlined.
  • Page 64 PROGRESSIVE (COMPONENT OUT) BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) Sets the progressive signal output from (Latin American models only) the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks Selects the black level (setup level) to on or off. for the video signals output from the OFF: Outputs interlace signals. COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
  • Page 65: Setting The Audio

    Setting the audio Setting the system  “SYSTEM SETUP” options  “AUDIO SETUP” SCREEN SAVER Configure audio related settings. The screen saver will help prevent your The default setting is underlined. display device from becoming damaged (ghosting). Press any button (e.g., ) to AUDIO DRC (Dynamic Range cancel the screen saver.
  • Page 66: Setting The Speakers

    DivX Setting the speakers Displays the registration code for this  “SPEAKER SETUP” system. For more information, go to http://www. CONNECTION on the Internet. FRONT: YES MULTI-DISC RESUME SUBWOOFER (DVD VIDEO and VIDEO CD only) YES: Select this if you have connected the ON: Stores the resume playback point in subwoofer.
  • Page 67: Tuner

    For automatic scanning (MHC- GZR777D only): Tuner Press and hold TUNING +/ until the frequency indication changes and Listening to the radio then release. “AUTO” appears in the display. Scanning stops automatically when You can listen to a radio station either by a station is tuned in and “TUNED”...
  • Page 68: Presetting A Radio Station

    Press  or  repeatedly (or press Presetting a radio station the numeric buttons) to select the desired preset number. Tune in the desired station. Press ENTER. Press DVD/TUNER MENU. “Complete!” appears in the display. “Memory?” flashes in the display. The station is stored.
  • Page 69 Tips  To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied antennas, or connect an external antenna.  When an FM stereo program has static noise, press REPEAT/FM MODE repeatedly until “MONO” appears in the display. There will be no stereo effect, but the reception will improve.
  • Page 70: Tape

    Other operations Tape Do this Stop playback Press . Playing a tape (except Pause playback Press . Press  again for Latin American to resume playback. Press  or . Fast-forward models) or rewind You can use TYPE I (normal) tape. Press FUNCTION +/...
  • Page 71: Recording Onto A Tape (except For Latin American Models)

    Prepare the recording source. Recording onto a For CD Synchro Recording: tape (except for Latin Press DVD and load the disc you American models) want to record. If you have already loaded the disc, press DISC 1  DISC 3 to select the disc. When the There are three ways to record on a TYPE system automatically starts playback, I (normal) tape.
  • Page 72: Start Recording

    To stop recording Set the deck to stand by for Press . recording. Notes For CD Synchro Recording:  CD Synchro Recording is not available with Press REC TO TAPE. DVDs. If the play mode is set to Shuffle  You cannot listen to other sources while Play, Program Play or Repeat Play, recording.
  • Page 73: Usb Device

     Always turn off the system before removing the USB device. Removing the USB device USB Device while the system is on may corrupt the data on the USB device. Before using the USB  Compatibility with all encoding/writing software cannot be guaranteed. If audio files device with this system on the USB device were originally encoded with incompatible software, those files may...
  • Page 74: Transferring Music From A Disc To A Usb Device

    You can easily transfer all the music on a Transferring music disc to a USB device (USB TRANSFER). You can also transfer a single audio track from a disc to a USB or file during playback (REC1). device Connect the USB device to the (USB) port.
  • Page 75 Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly Start transferring. to select “DVD” (or press DVD on Press ENTER. Transferring starts. the unit), then load the disc you When the transfer is completed, want to transfer. access to the USB device and the disc If you have loaded the disc, press player stops automatically.
  • Page 76 Press  or  repeatedly to select Select the tracks you want to (USB TRANSFER), then transfer. press ENTER. For AUDIO CD: The options for “USB TRANSFER” Press  or  repeatedly to select the appear on the TV screen. track, then press ENTER.
  • Page 77 To return to the previous display For DATA CD/DVD: Press  or  repeatedly to select Press  RETURN. the MP3 files or folders, then press ENTER. To erase audio files or folders from the The MP3 files or folders are marked. USB device To cancel the selection, press ENTER You can erase audio files or folders on the...
  • Page 78 Folder and file generation rules Notes  When transferring music from a CD, the When first transferring music to the tracks are transferred as 128 kbps MP3 files. USB device, a “MUSIC” folder is created When transferring music from an MP3 disc, directly below the “ROOT”...
  • Page 79: Recording Analog Audio To A Usb Device

    Press REC TO USB on the unit. Recording analog “Please Wait” appears and the display audio to a USB device cycles between “Free xx.x GB” (free space on the USB device) and “Push Enter. ” You can record the sound from analog The USB device stands by for audio sources.
  • Page 80 To mark track numbers Note Recording stops automatically when: You can mark the track numbers during  you change the function. recording of any source.  you change the band. Press REC TO USB on the unit at the  you turn off the system. point you want to add a track mark.
  • Page 81: Playing A File Of The Usb Device

    Press DISPLAY when playback Playing a file of the is stopped. USB device The Control Menu appears on the TV screen. See “Compatible devices with this Press  or  repeatedly to select system” (page 132) for a list of USB (MEDIA), then press devices that can be connected to this system.
  • Page 82 Playing an image file: Press  or  repeatedly to select Press PICTURE NAVI. a folder. Thumbnail picture for the first 16 JPEG image files in the selected Playing a folder: folder is displayed. Press  (or  on the unit). The system starts playback from the first file of the selected folder.
  • Page 83 Other operations Playing a video file: Press ENTER. Do this “FILE LIST” appears. Display Press the next or repeatedly. previous page of “TRACK LIST, ” “FOLDER LIST” or “FILE LIST” Press  repeatedly Play back the next folder of until the last file of the Press ...
  • Page 84 To remove the USB device To specify the slide show speed (JPEG image files only) Press  to stop playback. Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Press  to turn off the system. Control Menu for JPEG image files appears on the TV screen. Remove the USB device.
  • Page 85 To select a transition effect for image Playing in random order files in the slide show (Shuffle Play) (JPEG image files only) Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the You can play back the files on the USB Control Menu for JPEG image files device in random order.
  • Page 86 Notes Press  or  repeatedly to select  Shuffle Play is canceled when: the desired setting.  you remove the USB device.  MEMORY: repeats all the folders  you turn off the system. on the USB device.  you change the function. ...
  • Page 87: Selecting The Playback Source

     You cannot select the playback source or transferring destination during playback or transferring. Stop playback or transferring, When listening to music from a Sony and then select the playback source or Ericsson mobile phone (W302 / W595 / transferring destination.
  • Page 88: Sound Adjustment

    Preset effect options Sound Adjustment Effect Category ROCK Standard music sources Adjusting the sound JAZZ DANCE Do this SOUL Reinforce the Press GROOVE on TECHNO sound the unit . Each time HIP HOP you press the button, MOVIE Video files the display changes as MP3 EQ MP3 files...
  • Page 89: Selecting The Sound Field

    Press / to adjust the level or Press / to select a user equalizer number (1  3) for the select surround effect you want. equalizer setting (“MEMORY EQ‑1” through “MEMORY EQ‑3”) you want to store. Press ENTER. This setting is automatically stored as the user equalizer setting you selected in step 5.
  • Page 90  The sound output from the satellite speakers is the same as that from the front speakers VIRTUAL B* (MHC-GZR999D/GZR888D only). Creates 1 set of virtual surround speakers from the sound of the front speakers without using actual surround speakers.
  • Page 91: Singing Along: Karaoke

    AUDIO CD, VIDEO CD, MP files: Singing along: Karaoke The audio setting automatically changes to “1/L” and the system outputs the left channel audio. If you want to hear vocal: Press AUDIO repeatedly to select You can enjoy Karaoke by setting the another audio channel.
  • Page 92 Notes Changing the key (Key Control)  The sound input from the microphone is not output from the DVD DIGITAL OUT jack.  Karaoke mode is automatically turned off You can change the key to suit your vocal when: range, except when the system is in stop ...
  • Page 93 Playing Karaoke with any Selecting the vocals (Vocal stereo disc (“Karaoke Pon”) Select) You can enjoy Karaoke with a stereo- recorded disc, even if it is a non-Karaoke When playing a DVD with the “Dolby disc, by reducing the sound of the vocals. Digital Karaoke”...
  • Page 94 Notes Press  or  repeatedly to select  When playing a DVD VIDEO, the function the desired vocal channel. works only with the “Dolby Digital Karaoke” format. The output channel changes as follows.  Depending on the disc, you may not be able to change the guide vocal channel.
  • Page 95 Selecting the scoring mode Start playing the music. (Score Mode) Press SCORE before singing a song in Karaoke mode. When Karaoke mode is turned on, you The previous highest score appears can use the scoring mode. on the TV screen and the display Your score is calculated by comparing changes as follows according to the your voice with the music source.
  • Page 96 Notes  The highest score is reset when the system is turned off.  The “SCORE MODE” function may be canceled when certain remote buttons are pressed.  In some cases, you may not be able to use the scoring mode. The “SCORE MODE”...
  • Page 97: Other Operations

    Prepare the sound source. Other Operations For Play Timer: Prepare the sound source, and Using the timers then press VOLUME +/ (or turn MASTER VOLUME on the unit) to adjust the volume. The system offers three timer functions. You cannot activate both the Play Timer For Rec Timer: and the Rec Timer at the same time.
  • Page 98 Press  to turn off the system. Use the same procedure as in step 4 to set the time to stop When you set the Rec Timer, the system turns on 90 seconds before playback or recording. the preset time. When you set the Play Timer, the system turns on 30 Select the sound source when seconds before the preset time.
  • Page 99: Changing The Display

    To cancel the timer Changing the display Press TIMER MENU. “TIMER SELECT?” flashes in the display. Turning off the display Press ENTER. Power Saving Mode  Press  or  repeatedly to select The demonstration display and the clock “TIMER OFF. ” display can be turned off to minimize the amount of power consumed during Press ENTER.
  • Page 100 Press DISPLAY. Select the illumination setting. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes from       For MHC-GZR999D/GZR888D:   … Press OPTIONS on the unit repeatedly until “ILLUMINATION”  No display appears in the display.
  • Page 101 Checking the total playing time and  When a chapter other than above titles condition is played back  Elapsed playing time of the current Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly when title playback is stopped.  Remaining time of the current title Each time you press TIME/TEXT, the ...
  • Page 102 The current track number and the current Viewing information about index number (for a disc without PBC) or the current scene number (for a disc with PBC) the disc and USB device in the are displayed for 2 seconds before the display on-screen display returns to the elapsed playing time.
  • Page 103 When playing a DVD VIDEO or DVD- When playing MP files or video files R/-RW in VR mode: on a DATA CD/DVD or USB device:  Elapsed playing time of the current Elapsed playing time of the current file title and folder/file name* ...
  • Page 104 Displaying the audio information of Checking the date information of JPEG the disc and USB device image files (DVD VIDEO and video files only) When “Exif ”* tag is recorded in the When you press AUDIO repeatedly JPEG image files, you can check the date during playback, the format of the information in the Control Menu by current audio signal is displayed on the...
  • Page 105: Hooking Up Optional Components

    MHC-GZR888D Hooking up optional components To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions provided with each component. Rear panel MHC-GZR999D MHC-GZR777D  Continued...
  • Page 106  VIDEO/SAT AUDIO IN L/R jacks  DVD DIGITAL OUT jack Connect the audio output jacks of an Connect the digital optical input jack optional component (such as VCR or of an optional digital component satellite tuner). (such as amplifier). You can enjoy 5.1 channel sound, if the connected ...
  • Page 107 Listening to a connected VCR or Enjoying the multi channel satellite tuner sound with the optional amplifier Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly (or press VIDEO/SAT on the unit) Connect the digital optical cord. to select “VIDEO” or “SAT. ” See “Hooking up optional components”...
  • Page 108: Additional Information

     Is the voltage selector set correctly to If the problem persists after doing all match the local power line voltage? of the above, consult your nearest Sony (For models with a voltage selector dealer. only) If the STANDBY indicator flashes The clock or timer setting is canceled.
  • Page 109 The timer does not function.  The headphones are connected to the  Check the timer setting and set the PHONES jack. correct time (page 98).  Check the speaker connections  Cancel the Sleep Timer function. (page 24).  There is no audio output during Rec The remote does not function.
  • Page 110  Check that the subwoofer is connected connected to the VIDEO/SAT AUDIO securely and correctly. IN L/R jacks is distorted.  For MHC-GZR999D, check that the  If “VIDEO” appears in the display SUBWOOFER indicator on the unit is when you press VIDEO/SAT on the lit.
  • Page 111  Resume playback has been selected. on the unit to eject the disc. Press  twice. Then, press  (or   Consult your nearest Sony dealer. on the unit) to start playback.  The title of DVD VIDEO or PBC Playback does not start.
  • Page 112 The DATA CD/DVD (MP file/JPEG  For MP3 files and JPEG image files, the image file/DivX video file/MPEG DATA CD/DVD contains a video file. video file) cannot be played back.  The MPEG4 video file does not have  The DATA CD is not recorded in a the extension “.mp4”...
  • Page 113  The JPEG image file has the extension  Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the “.jpg” or “.jpeg”, but is not in JPEG output signal may not be the entire 5.1 format. channel. It may be monaural or stereo, even if the sound track is recorded in ...
  • Page 114 USB device for how to deal with the USB device for how to deal with this problem. If the problem persists, this problem. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. contact your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 115 Turn off the system and problem. If the problem persists, reconnect the USB device, then turn contact your nearest Sony dealer. on the system and check if “USB Are you using a supported USB MEMORY” lights up.
  • Page 116  The memory capacity is excessive. problem. If the problem persists,  The file size is extremely large. contact your nearest Sony dealer.  The internal memory is fragmented. Thus, we recommend following these “Data error” appears on the display guidelines.
  • Page 117 Play does not start from the first file.  The MP3 file is not stored in MP3  Set the play mode to Normal Play (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) format. mode.  The WMA file stored in WMA DRM/ WMA Lossless/WMA PRO cannot be Files cannot be played back.
  • Page 118 Picture  Even if your TV is compatible with progressive format (525p/625p) There is no picture. signals, the image may be affected  The “VIDEO/SAT” function is when you set to progressive format. In selected, but there is no input signal. this case, set to interlace format (the default setting) (page 32).
  • Page 119 The aspect ratio of the TV screen The angles cannot be changed. cannot be changed even though  Multi-angles are not recorded on the you can set “TV TYPE” under “VIDEO DVD VIDEO being played back. SETUP” in the Setup Menu when you ...
  • Page 120 (see “Cleaning the tape heads” (page 128)). Press / to turn off the system. The tape does not record. Press DISPLAY repeatedly until “Sony  No tape is loaded. Load a tape. DEMO” appears in the display.  The tab has been removed from Press /...
  • Page 121 If the system still does not operate Press  or  repeatedly to select properly after performing the (SETUP), then press ENTER. above measures or other troubles Press  or  repeatedly to select not described above occur, reset the “CUSTOM, ”...
  • Page 122 When the self-diagnosis function Although this is not a malfunction and is activated to prevent the system for Sony service use only, normal system from malfunctioning, a 5-character operation will not be possible. Turn off service number (e.g. C 13 50) with a...
  • Page 123  The MPEG4 video file has the operation. extension “.mp4” or “.m4v”, but is not For MHC-GZR999D/GZR888D, in MP4 format. messages similar to the following, or more detailed information, may appear DEVICE ERROR on the TV screen during operation.
  • Page 124 INVALID NOT SUPPORTED You have pressed an invalid button. An unsupported USB device is connected. JPEG A JPEG image file is being played back. OFF TIME NG! The on time and off time of Play Timer or NO AUDIO Rec Timer is the same. There is no audio file in the selected folder.
  • Page 125: Precautions

    READING Precautions  The system is reading information of the disc. Some buttons are not available. Notes on discs  The system is recognizing the USB  Before playing, wipe the disc with a device. cleaning cloth from the center out to the edge.
  • Page 126 Notes on CD-R/-RW and DVD-R/ Music discs encoded with copyright -RW/+R/+RW protection technologies This product is designed to play back  In some cases, CD-Rs/-RWs and discs that conform to the Compact Disc DVD-Rs/-RWs/+Rs/+RWs cannot be (CD) standard. Recently, various music played back on this system due to the discs encoded with copyright protection recording quality or physical condition...
  • Page 127 Note on copyright-protected content On placement The transferred music is limited to  Do not place the system in an inclined private use only. Use of the music beyond position or in locations that are this limit requires permission of the extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or copyright holders.
  • Page 128 In case color irregularity is observed To prevent a tape from being on a nearby TV screen accidentally recorded over (except With the magnetically shielded type of for Latin American models) speakers, the speakers can be installed Break off the cassette’s overwrite near a TV set.
  • Page 129: Specifications

    The following measured at AC 120 V, 220 V, 47 kΩ 240 V, 50/60 Hz (Other models) MIC (phone jack): sensitivity 1 mV, impedance 10 kΩ MHC-GZR999D Power output (rated): Outputs 135 W + 135 W (at 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% VIDEO OUT (phono jack): THD, at LINK MODE) max.
  • Page 130 SATELLITE SPEAKERS (MHC-GZR999D/ Antenna: GZR888D only): FM lead antenna Use only the supplied speaker Antenna terminals: SS-RSZ999D. 75 Ω unbalanced SUBWOOFER (MHC-GZR999D only): Intermediate frequency: Use only the supplied subwoofer 10.7 MHz SS-WGR999D. AM tuner section (USB) port: Type A...
  • Page 131 Dimensions (W/H/D) (excl. speakers): Approx. 280 mm × 325 mm × Satellite speaker (SS-RSZ999D) for 430 mm Mass (excl. speakers) MHC-GZR999D/GZR888D MHC-GZR999D: Approx. 12.8 kg Speaker system: (Latin American models), approx. Full range, Bass reflex 13.2 kg (other models) Speaker unit MHC-GZR888D: Approx.
  • Page 132: Compatible Devices With This System

    You can use the following devices on this DivX system. File extension: .avi/.divx Video codec: DivX video Verified Sony USB devices Bitrate: 8 Mbps (MAX) Frame rate: 30 fps Resolution: 720 × 576 pixels Product name Model name Audio codec: MP3 ®...
  • Page 133 Verified Sony Ericsson mobile phone Notes on using the Sony Ericsson mobile phone Product name Model name  Connect to this system with the power of the ® mobile phone on. W302 / W350i / Walkman  When connecting to this system, set the data...
  • Page 134: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    Guide to the Control Menu display Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. Press DISPLAY repeatedly to turn on, turn off or change the Control Menu display as follows: Control Menu display 1  Control Menu display 2*  Control Menu display off  Control Menu display 1 ...
  • Page 135 List of Control Menu items Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type [TITLE] (page )/[SCENE]/[TRACK] (page ) Selects the title, scene or track to be played back. [CHAPTER]/[INDEX] (page ) Selects the chapter or index to be played back. [TRACK] (page ) Selects the track or audio file to be played back.
  • Page 136 Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type [REPEAT] (page , 8) Plays back all discs repeatedly, the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all files/all folders) repeatedly or one title/chapter/track/folder/file repeatedly. [A/V SYNC] (page 8) You can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. [SETUP] (page , 1) QUICK...
  • Page 137 Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type [EFFECT] (page , 8) Selects the transition effects to be used for changing slides during a slide show. [MEDIA] (page 7, 1, , 81) Selects the data type (audio file, JPEG image file, video file, or both MP3 file and JPEG image file) to be played back.
  • Page 138: Playback Priority Of File Types

    Playback priority of file types The table below describes the playback priority of file types under the “MEDIA” setting. File type on “MEDIA” setting a disc or USB VIDEO MUSIC/ MUSIC PHOTO device PHOTO Disc Disc Disc/USB Disc/USB device device device Video files only Video files...
  • Page 139: Language Code List

    Language code list The language spellings conform to the ISO 639:1988 (E/F) standard.  Continued...
  • Page 140 Parental Control area code list...
  • Page 141: Glossary

    “Dolby Digital Karaoke” format Glossary (DVD VIDEO only) The Dolby Digital format, which reproduces surround sound using Auto Pause 5 channels, can also contain the An automatic pause according to the “Dolby Digital Karaoke” format signal encoded on the disc while playing which is specialized for Karaoke.
  • Page 142 DVD VIDEO DVD+RW A disc that contains up to 8 hours of A DVD+RW (plus RW) is a recordable moving pictures even though its diameter and rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a is the same as an AUDIO CD. The data recording format that is comparable to capacity of a single-layer and single- the DVD VIDEO format.
  • Page 143 Interlace format (Interlaced scanning) Parental Control The Interlace format is the NTSC A function of the DVD VIDEO to limit standard method for displaying TV playback of the disc by the age of the images at 30 frames per second. Each users according to the limitation level in frame is scanned twice-alternately each country.
  • Page 144 Region Code VIDEO CD This system is used to protect copyrights. A compact disc that contains moving A region code is allocated on each DVD pictures. system or DVD VIDEO according to The picture data uses the MPEG 1 the sales region. Each region code is format, one of the worldwide standards shown on the unit as well as on the disc for digital compression technology.
  • Page 145: Index

    Index Symbols 16:9 63 DATE 136 Karaoke 91 4:3 LETTER BOX 63 Demonstration 99 KARAOKE MODE 91, 137 4:3 PAN SCAN 63 DivX 66, 141 Karaoke Pon 93 5.1 Channel Surround 104, Dolby Digital 141 Key Control 92 DTS 141 SCORE MODE 95, 137 DVD 7, 8 VOCAL SELECT 93, 137...
  • Page 146 ORIGINAL 45, 135 SCENE 135 Usable discs 7 OSD 62 Scene 144 USB 73 Other Component Hookup SCREEN SAVER 65 USB device 74 SETUP 136 USB TRANSFER 75, 76, 137 Setup Menu 61 SHUFFLE 55, 85, 135 Shuffle Play 55, 85 PARENTAL CONTROL 59 VIDEO CD 7, 144 Sleep Timer 97...
  • Page 147: License And Trademark Notice

    Thomson. Notice  “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.  “Memory Stick” is a trademark of Sony  This product incorporates copyright Corporation. protection technology that is protected  Windows Media is a registered trademark of by U.S.

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