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DVD Home Theatre
Operating Instructions
©2009 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 4-122-231-11(1) DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions DAV-DZ790K ©2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: About These Operating Instructions

    WARNING About These Operating Instructions Caution – The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. • The instructions in these Operating Instructions describe the controls on the Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such remote.
  • Page 3: About The S-air Function

    DivX, Inc. and are used under license. Notes or instructions for the surround amplifier or S-AIR receiver in these Operating “S-AIR” and its logo are trademarks of Sony Instructions refer only to when the surround Corporation. amplifier or S-AIR receiver is used.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Playing Back Files of a USB Device ..70 Index ........... 130 Transferring Songs onto a USB Device..........78 Using a Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone ..........81 Using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter ........... 82 Using an S-AIR Product ....... 83...
  • Page 5: 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) mode Recording) mode (except for DVD-R VIDEO CD •...
  • Page 6 A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). Notes 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.
  • Page 7 Region code Your system has a region code printed on the rear of the unit and will only play a DVD labeled with the same region code. A DVD VIDEO labeled will also play on this system. If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the message [Playback prohibited by area limitations.] will appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Unpacking • Front speakers (2) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Bases (large 2, small 2) • Screws (small, black) (4) • Speaker cords (4, green/ gray/blue/purple) • Screws (small, with washer) • Video cord (1) • Screws (large, with washer) (6) •...
  • Page 9: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote

    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 on the unit. Note •...
  • Page 10: Step 1: Installing The System

    Step 1: Installing the System Positioning the system For the best possible surround sound, place all speakers at the same distance from the listening position (A). The distance can be between 1.0 to 7.0 meters. If you cannot place the center speaker and surround speakers at the same distance as (A), you can move the center speaker up to 1.6 meters closer to the listening position (B), and the surround speakers up to 5.0 meters closer to the listening position (C).
  • Page 11 Attaching the foot pads to the subwoofer Attach the foot pads (supplied) to the bottom of the subwoofer to stabilize the subwoofer and prevent it from slipping. Remove the foot pads from the protective cover.
  • Page 12: Assembling The Speakers

    Assembling the speakers Before connecting the speakers, attach the speaker stand to the speaker. (For the front and surround speakers) Use the parts as follows: • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Speaker cords (2, blue/gray) • Posts (2) •...
  • Page 13 Turn the speaker upside down. Speaker cord Speaker Place the base (large) on the bottom of the speaker, then secure the base (large) with three screws (large, with washer). Screws (large, with washer) Bottom of the base (large) Speaker To assemble the surround speakers Fold back the speaker cord and twist it together.
  • Page 14 Thread the speaker cord through the bottom hole in the base (small). Bottom of the base (small) Speaker cord Thread the speaker cord through the hole in the post. Be careful with the orientation of the post. Thread the speaker cord into the end of the post that has two holes.
  • Page 15 Thread the speaker cord through the hole on the bottom of the speaker. Speaker cord Base (small) Rear of the speaker Post Insert the post into the hole on the bottom of the speaker so that the screw on the post faces the front of the speaker.
  • Page 16 Adjust the height of the speaker, then secure the post with two screws (small, with washer). You can change the height of the speaker depending on the screw positions. Adjust the screw holes of the post to the holes on the rear of the speaker (A, B, C, or D). The height of the speaker can be increased by using the holes in order from A to D.
  • Page 17 Secure the speaker cord by running it through the slot. Rear of the speaker Speaker cord Attach the post to the base (small). Insert the post so that the slot on the lower part of the post aligns with the projection of the base (small), then secure the post with two screws (small, black).
  • Page 18 Fully-assembled illustration Front right speaker (R): Front left speaker (L): Red label White label Surround right speaker (R): Surround left speaker (L): Gray label Blue label White Blue Gray...
  • Page 19: Installing The Speakers On A Wall

    Install the speakers on a vertical and flat wall where reinforcement is applied. • Sony is not responsible for accidents or damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall strength or improper screw installation, natural calamity, etc.
  • Page 20 Remove the screw (pre-installed) at the rear of the speaker. This screw is used when reassembling the speaker. Be sure not to lose the screw. Screw Rear of the speaker Disassemble the speaker by lifting the upper part of the speaker. Upper part Lower part Rear of the speaker...
  • Page 21 Pull out the speaker cord from the bottom of the lower part of the speaker. The removed speaker cord is used when installing the speaker on a wall. Lower part of the speaker Speaker cord Fully-disassembled illustration Upper part of Lower part of Speaker cord the speaker...
  • Page 22 Prepare screws (not supplied) that are suitable for the hole on the back of each speaker. See the illustrations below. Hole on the back of the speaker 4 mm ( inch) 5 mm inch) 30 mm (1 inches) 10 mm inch) Fasten the screws to the wall.
  • Page 23: Step 2: Connecting The System

    Step 2: Connecting the System For connecting the system, read the information on the following pages. Do not connect the AC power cord (mains lead) of the unit to a wall outlet (mains) until all the other connections are made. Note •...
  • Page 24 Connecting the TV (Video connection) This connection sends a video signal to the TV. Depending on the jacks on your TV, select the connection method. C Component video cable N N A A N T E (not supplied) IA L 75 C O A X -T 1 0 E Z W...
  • Page 25 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.
  • Page 26 Connecting the TV (Audio connection) This connection sends an audio signal to the unit from the TV. To listen to TV sound via the system, perform this connection. N N A A N T E IA L 75 C O A X -T 1 0 E Z W IN L...
  • Page 27: Connecting The Other Components

    Connecting the other components You can enjoy connected components via the system’s speakers. Portable audio source (not supplied): G USB device (not supplied): H DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (not supplied): I VCR, digital satellite receiver, or PlayStation, etc. (not supplied): J H Connect a USB device (page 70).
  • Page 28 If your TV has multiple audio/video inputs You can enjoy sound with the speakers of the system through the connected TV. Connect the components as follows. VCR, digital satellite receiver, PlayStation, etc. VCR, digital satellite receiver, PlayStation, etc. System :Signal flow Select the component on the TV.
  • Page 29 Connecting the antenna (aerial) N N A A N T E I A L 7 C O A X FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) Note • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible. •...
  • Page 30: About The Demonstration

    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. Wall outlet (mains): The shape of the wall outlet (mains) differs depending on the area.
  • Page 31: Step 3: Performing The Quick Setup

    Press X/x to select a language, then Step 3: Performing the press The Setup Display for selecting the aspect Quick Setup ratio of the TV to be connected appears. Follow the Steps below to make the basic VIDEO SETUP TV TYPE: 16:9 adjustments for using the system.
  • Page 32: To Quit The Quick Setup

    Press C/c to select the speaker location, such as another room, proper measurement will not be obtained. formation image as the speakers are actually positioned, then press • The environment of the room in which the system is installed may affect measurements. For details, see “Getting Optimal Surround When the measurements differ considerably Sound for a Room”...
  • Page 33 ** Depending on the area, [720 × 480/576p] may Setting the type of video appear. output to match your TV Does your TV accept progressive signals? Depending on the connection of the TV Progressive is a method for displaying TV (page 24), select the type of video output of the images which reduces flickering and sharpens system.
  • Page 34: Step 4: Selecting The Source

    Press C/c to select [START], then Step 4: Selecting the press The system outputs a progressive signal for Source 5 seconds. Check that the screen is displayed correctly. You can select the playback source. Press C/c to select [YES], then press The system outputs a progressive signal.
  • Page 35: Step 5: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 5: Enjoying Surround Sound You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one of the system’s pre-programmed decoding modes. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. SYSTEM MENU X/x/c, Enjoying TV sound with the 5.1 channel surround sound effect Press SYSTEM MENU.
  • Page 36 Press The setting is made. Press SYSTEM MENU. The system menu turns off. About speaker output The table below describes the options when you connect all the speakers to the unit and you set [SPEAKER FORMATION] to [STANDARD] (page 89). For Australian models, the default setting is “A.F.D.
  • Page 37 Sound from Surround effect Effect “HP VIRTUAL” The system outputs the sound from the headphones by adding a surround effect regardless of sound format or (HEADPHONE VIRTUAL) number of channels. To turn the surround effect off Select “A.F.D. STD,” “2CH STEREO,” or “HP 2CH” for “DEC. MODE.” Note •...
  • Page 38: Disc

    Press Z on the unit to open the disc tray, and place a disc on the tray. Disc Place one disc on the tray, and then press Z. 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 With the label side up.
  • Page 39 To use the headphones Press Connect the headphones to the PHONES jack on Watch frame by frame the unit. The sound of the system is muted. (Slow-motion Play) while the system is in pause You can also connect the headphones to the mode.
  • Page 40: Changing The Sound

    Press ANGLE during playback to select the x DVD-VR desired angle. The types of sound tracks recorded on a disc are displayed. To display the subtitles Example: • [1: MAIN] (main sound) • [1: SUB] (sub sound) If subtitles are recorded on a disc, you can turn •...
  • Page 41 x DVD Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. Example: The Control Menu display appears on the Dolby Digital 5.1 channel TV screen. LFE (Low Press X/x to select [MULTI/ Frequency Effect) Surround (L/R) 2CH], then press The options for [MULTI/2CH] appear. 1: ENGLISH DOLBY DIGITAL 3 / 2 .1 Press X/x to select the desired setting...
  • Page 42 • [CD]: You can play the CD layer. mode to select a track, then press H or . The system starts playback. You cannot play still pictures When the system is playing a CD layer, such as a menu. To return to PBC playback, press x “CD”...
  • Page 43: Using Play Mode

    Using Play Mode • To play from the beginning of the disc, press x twice, then press H. To enjoy a disc that you played Creating your own program before with resume playback (Program Play) (Multi-disc Resume) You can play the contents of a disc in the order This system recalls the point where you stopped you want by arranging the order of the tracks on the disc the last time it was played and resumes...
  • Page 44: Playing In Random Order

    To cancel all of the tracks in the Select the track you want to program. programmed order For example, select track [02]. Press X/x to select [02] under [T], then Follow Steps 1 to 3 of “Creating your press own program.” Selected track Press X and select [ALL CLEAR].
  • Page 45 Press • [TRACK]: You can repeat the current track. Shuffle Play starts. x DATA CD/DATA DVD To return to normal play • [OFF]: Off. Press CLEAR, or select [OFF] in Step 3. • [DISC]: You can repeat all of the folders on the disc.
  • Page 46: Searching/selecting Disc Contents

    Selecting an original title or Searching/Selecting edited title on a DVD-VR Disc Contents Using the DVD’s menu This function is only available for DVD-VRs with a playlist created. Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. A DVD is divided into many sections, which The Control Menu display appears on the make up a picture or music feature.
  • Page 47 Press X/x to select the search method. Press Example: [CHAPTER] [T **:**:**] changes to [T --:--:--]. [** (**)] is selected (** refers to a number). Input the time code using the number The number in parentheses indicates the buttons. total number of titles, chapters, tracks, For example, to find a scene at 2 hours, 10 indexes, scenes, folders, or files.
  • Page 48: Playing Mp3 Files/jpeg Image Files

    Press X/x to select [MEDIA], Playing MP3 Files/JPEG then press The options for [MEDIA] appear. Image Files When [MUSIC] is selected, press DVD MENU. When other than [MUSIC] is selected, press X/x to select [MUSIC], then press You can play MP3 files or JPEG image files: A list of folders that contain MP3 files –...
  • Page 49 To play the next or previous MP3 FOLDER LIST file 01 Happy birthday Press > to play the next MP3 file. Press . 02 Travelling 01 twice to play the previous MP3 file. 03 2003.08.20 04 Flowers When you press . once, you can go to the 05 Travelling 02 06 Animals beginning of the current MP3 file.
  • Page 50 • If you play a large MP3 file and JPEG image file at • You cannot rotate the JPEG image file when you set the same time, the sound may skip. Sony [JPEG RESOLUTION] in [HDMI SETUP] to [(1920 recommends that you set the MP3 bit rate to 128 kbps ×...
  • Page 51 Press X/x to select [MEDIA], Selecting an effect for JPEG then press image files in the slide show The options for [MEDIA] appear. Press X/x to select a setting. Press DISPLAY. (If [MEDIA] is set to • [MUSIC/PHOTO]: You can play both [MUSIC/PHOTO], press DISPLAY JPEG image files and MP3 files in the...
  • Page 52: Enjoying Video Files

    • Depending on the DivX video file, sound may skip or Enjoying Video Files not match the pictures on the TV screen. • The system cannot play some DivX video files that are longer than 3 hours. • Depending on the DivX video file, the picture may pause or be unclear, in which case it is recommended that you create the file at a lower bit rate.
  • Page 53 To go to the next or previous FOLDER LIST page SUMMER 2003 Press NEW YEAR'S DAY MY FAVOURITES To return to the previous display Press O RETURN. To stop playback Press x. Press X/x to select the folder you want To play the next or previous video to play.
  • Page 54: Adjusting The Delay Between The Picture And Sound

    Adjusting the Delay Restricting Playback of Between the Picture and the Disc Sound [PARENTAL CONTROL] [A/V SYNC] The [PARENTAL CONTROL] function allows you to restrict playback of DVDs that have When the sound does not match the pictures on ratings. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with the TV screen, you can adjust the delay between different scenes.
  • Page 55: Changing The Password

    To turn off the [PARENTAL Enter a 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press CONTROL] function The display for confirming the password Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in Step 11. appears. To play a disc for which x When you have already registered a [PARENTAL CONTROL] is set password The display for entering the password...
  • Page 56: Changing The System Settings By Using The Setup Display

    Enter your 4-digit password using the Changing the System number buttons, then press Press X/x to select [CHANGE Settings by Using the PASSWORD t], then press Setup Display Enter a new 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press You can make various adjustments to items such To confirm your password, re-enter it as picture and sound.
  • Page 57: Settings For The Display

    Press X/x to select an item, then press x [OSD] (On-Screen Display) You can switch the display language on the TV The options for the selected item appear. screen. Example: [TV TYPE] VIDEO SETUP x [MENU] (DVD VIDEO only) TV TYPE: 16:9 You can switch the language for the disc’s PROGRESSIVE...
  • Page 58 The system outputs a progressive signal for x [TV TYPE] 5 seconds. Check that the screen is You can select the aspect ratio of the connected displayed correctly. Press C/c to select [YES], then press [16:9]: Select this when you connect a wide- The system outputs a progressive signal.
  • Page 59 Note Settings for HDMI • You cannot change the color system of the disc itself. • You can change the color system of this system [HDMI SETUP] according to the connected TV (page 24). x [BLACK LEVEL] HDMI SETUP HDMI RESOLUTION: AUTO (1920x1080p) (North American, Mexican, and Latin...
  • Page 60: Settings For The Audio

    (page 68) is activated and loud sound may be ]: The system outputs standard output depending on the volume level of the resolution with a black frame. system. You can prevent this by limiting the ]: The system outputs HD resolution maximum level of the volume.
  • Page 61: Other Settings

    x [AUDIO DRC] (DVD VIDEO only) x [SCREEN SAVER] You can compress the dynamic range of the You can reduce the damage to the display device (ghosting). Press any button (e.g., H) to cancel sound track. [AUDIO DRC] is useful for watching movies at low volume late at night.
  • Page 62: Settings For The Speakers

    x [RESET] x [DISTANCE (FRONT)] You can return the [SET UP] settings other than When you move the front speakers and center [PARENTAL CONTROL] to the default speaker, be sure to set the parameters of the settings. For details, see “Returning the distance (A) from the listening position to the [SETUP] settings to the default”...
  • Page 63 x [LEVEL (SURROUND)] You can adjust the sound level of the surround speakers. You can set the parameter from –6.0 dB to +6.0 dB. Be sure to set [TEST TONE] to [ON] for easy adjustment. [L/R] 0.0 dB : Set the surround speaker level. * This item appears when you set [SURROUND] to [YES] in the [CONNECTION] setting.
  • Page 64: Tuner

    Current station PRESET +/– (page 65), then perform the Current band and preset number procedure from Step 3. FM 10 : 88.00 MHz SONY RADIO Station name Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” appears in the front panel display. Press and hold TUNING +/– until the auto scanning starts.
  • Page 65: Listening To The Radio

    Press X/x repeatedly until “FM MODE” Listening to the Radio appears in the front panel display. Preset radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting Radio Stations” (page 64)). Press or c. Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” appears in the front panel Press X/x to select “MONO.”...
  • Page 66 Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes: 1 t 2 t ..t 1 t ..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”...
  • Page 67: Control For Hdmi/external Audio Device

    Device • The Control for HDMI function may not work if you connect a component other than a Sony component, Using the Control for even if the component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 68 Press DISPLAY while the system is This system in stop mode. Turns on. (If not already Turns on. (If not already The Control Menu display appears on the turned on.) turned on.) TV screen. Switches to “DVD” Switches to HDMI input. Press X/x to select [SETUP], function.
  • Page 69 sound is output from the system speakers Changing the language for the automatically. • While you are watching the TV and the on-screen display of the TV function of the system is switched to “DVD” or “USB,” sound of the selected system (Language Follow) function is output from the system speakers;...
  • Page 70: Playing Back Files Of A Usb Device

    operating manual supplied with the Playing Back Files of a ® Walkman USB Device Connecting the USB device You can play audio files (MP3/WMA/AAC files)/JPEG image files/video files (DivX/ MPEG4 video 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 71 • The system can play back the following files. • Always turn off the system before removing the USB device. Removing the USB device File Extension of the file while the system is on may corrupt the data on MP3 file “.mp3”...
  • Page 72 Note that you can select the next folder by FOLDER LIST continuing to press > after the last file on the current folder, but that you cannot return to the 01 Let's Talk About Love (1985) 02 1st Album (1986) previous folder by pressing ..
  • Page 73 Press X/x to select a folder. Note • You cannot rotate the JPEG image file when you set x To go to the next or previous page [JPEG RESOLUTION] in [HDMI SETUP] to [(1920 Press × 1080i) HD ] or [(1920 × 1080i) HD]. x To play JPEG image files in a folder To stop playback as a slide show...
  • Page 74 Press X/x to select a setting. FOLDER LIST • [MODE 1]: The JPEG image file sweeps in from top to bottom. SUMMER 2003 NEW YEAR'S DAY • [MODE 2]: The JPEG image file stretches MY FAVOURITES out from left to right of the TV screen. •...
  • Page 75 the previous folder, select the folder from the Press folder list. For details of the playback priority of file types under the [MEDIA] setting, see To return to the previous display “Playback priority of file types” (page 120). Press O RETURN. To turn on/off the display Displaying the list of audio Press DVD MENU.
  • Page 76 • [MEMORY]: You can repeat all of the Press folders on the USB device. [** (**)] changes to [– – (**)]. • [FOLDER]: You can repeat the current folder. 1 ( 1 4 4 ) • [TRACK] (audio files only): You can 1 : 3 1 repeat the current file.
  • Page 77 Viewing the information of an Checking the date information audio file/video file on the TV of a JPEG image file screen You can check the date information during playback when the Exif* tag is recorded in the You can display the information of an audio file/ JPEG image file.
  • Page 78: Transferring Songs Onto A Usb Device

    Transferring tracks on an Transferring Songs onto audio CD onto a USB device a USB Device Load an audio CD. You can transfer songs on an audio CD onto a Press DISPLAY while the system is USB device by encoding to MP3 format. You in stop mode.
  • Page 79 The system starts transferring and the status Select an MP3 file/folder that you want to transfer. of transferring appears. To cancel transferring, press x. Remaining space of the USB device USB TRANSFER Transferring MP3 files on a 2002_Remixes DATA CD/DATA DVD onto a USB 01_Back_Seat_O...
  • Page 80 Press x. Folder and file generation Press REC TO USB on the unit. rules REC TO USB lights up and “READING” appears in the front panel display. Then, When transferring onto a USB device, a “PUSH PLAY” and the remaining space of “MUSIC”...
  • Page 81: Using A Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone

    Mobile Phone then press CLEAR. Press C/c to select [YES], then press You can connect a Sony Ericsson mobile phone to the system and enjoy music from it via this To cancel, select [NO], then press system, or transfer music from this system to the mobile phone.
  • Page 82: Using The Digital Media Port Adapter

    Note Using the DIGITAL MEDIA • Depending on the type of DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, images are also output. In this case, the PORT Adapter system outputs the composite video signal only, regardless of the type of video signal. The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) adapter is for enjoying sound from a portable •...
  • Page 83: Using An S-air Product

    Inserting the wireless Using an S-AIR Product transmitter/transceiver The unit is compatible with the S-AIR function (page 118), which allows sound transmission To make use of the S-AIR function, you need to between S-AIR products. insert the wireless transmitter into the unit and When you purchase the S-AIR product, you the wireless transceiver into the S-AIR sub unit.
  • Page 84 The system menu turns off. instructions of the S-AIR sub unit. Set the S-AIR sub unit to the same ID. • When you change the S-AIR configuration, Sony Sound transmission is established as recommends that you perform [AUTO follows (example): CALIBRATION].
  • Page 85 Press X/x repeatedly until “S-AIR MODE” appears in the front panel • To confirm the current ID, perform Steps 1 to 3 or c. display, then press above. When you pair the unit with the S-AIR sub unit (page 86), “(PAIRING)” appears beside ID in Note the front panel display.
  • Page 86 Press Operation Identifying the unit with a H, X, x, Share the same operations on the specific S-AIR sub unit ./> remote and unit. (Pairing operation) S-AIR CH Change the function of the system. For the surround amplifier For details, refer to the operating instructions of For the S-AIR receiver the S-AIR receiver.
  • Page 87 x After pairing Start pairing of the S-AIR sub unit. Sound transmission is established between the x For the surround amplifier paired unit and S-AIR sub unit(s) only. Refer to the operating instructions of the surround amplifier. Your room Neighbor When sound transmission is established, This unit “PAIRING”...
  • Page 88 Press X/x to select the desired setting. • “AUTO”: Normally select this. The system changes “RF CHANGE” to “ON” or “OFF” automatically. • “ON”: The system transmits sound by searching for the better channel for transmitting. • “OFF”: The system transmits sound by fixing the channel for transmitting.
  • Page 89: Other Operations

    For better surround listening position. sound, Sony recommends that first you decide • [ALL FRONT - NO CENTER]: Select the position of the speakers. this when you install the front and...
  • Page 90: 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 mic CALIBRATION] starts. You cannot turn the volume down.
  • Page 91: Controlling The Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Supplied Remote Note • While the Auto Calibration function is working, do You can control the TV (Sony only) by using the not operate the system. following buttons. Use these buttons (other than • The measurement for [SUBWOOFER] is always...
  • Page 92: Enjoying Karaoke

    To set the system to karaoke Enjoying Karaoke mode on the Control Menu display Press DISPLAY. The Control Menu display appears. You can enjoy karaoke (singing along with a Note disc) by setting the system to karaoke mode. • The Control Menu display will not appear if no disc is in the unit.
  • Page 93: Key Control

    To adjust the microphone volume Speaker output in Dolby Digital Karaoke format Press MIC VOL +/– to adjust the microphone volume. Accompaniment Accompaniment To add the echo effect Front Front Press ECHO. Center Each time you press ECHO, the echo level Guide melody changes as follows: Surround...
  • Page 94 • The key automatically returns to the original key Selecting the vocals (Vocal when: – you turn off the power. Select) – you change the function. – the disc tray is opened. – you stop playback. When playing a DVD with the Dolby Digital –...
  • Page 95: Using The Sound Effect

    Note Using the Sound Effect • Depending on the discs, you may not be able to change the guide vocal channel. • The channel returns to the default setting when: Reinforcing bass frequencies – you turn off the power. – you change the function. –...
  • Page 96: Selecting The Effect To Suit The Source

    – “DEC. MODE” is set to “A.F.D. STD” or Selecting the Effect to “A.F.D. MULTI.” – Headphones are not connected. Suit the Source – Karaoke mode is off. To turn off the sound effect You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music.
  • Page 97: Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound

    Enjoying Multiplex Changing the Input Level Broadcast Sound of the Sound from Connected Components (DUAL MONO) You can enjoy multiplex broadcast sound when Distortion may occur when you listen to a the system receives or plays a Dolby Digital component connected to the TV or SAT/ multiplex broadcast signal.
  • Page 98: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer Changing the Brightness of the Front Panel You can set the system to turn off at a preset time, so you can fall asleep listening to music. Display You can preset the time in 1 or 10-minute increments.
  • Page 99: Viewing Information About The Disc

    x DATA CD (video file)/DATA DVD (video Viewing Information file) 1 Playing time of the current file About the Disc 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.
  • Page 100: Checking The Play Information

    To check DATA CD/DATA DVD x VIDEO CD (without PBC functions)/ Super Audio CD/CD (MP3 file/video file) text • T **:** By pressing DISPLAY while playing MP3 files Playing time of the current track or video files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD, you •...
  • Page 101: Returning To The Default Settings

    * “Exchangeable Image File Format” is a digital Returning to the Default camera image format defined by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Settings Association (JEITA). Returning the system parameters, such as preset stations, to the default settings "/1 Press "/1 to turn on the system.
  • Page 102 Press X/x to select [SYSTEM SETUP], then press The options for [SYSTEM SETUP] appear. Press X/x to select [RESET] and press Press C/c to select [YES]. You can also quit the process and return to the Control Menu display by selecting [NO] here.
  • Page 103: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On placement On cleaning discs, disc/lens • Place the system in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the system.
  • Page 104: 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 105: Troubleshooting

    Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. When you install the S-AIR sub unit (optional), in the event of a problem with the S-AIR function, have a Sony dealer check the entire system together (main unit and S-AIR sub unit). Power...
  • Page 106 Picture Symptom Remedy There is no picture. • The video connecting cords are not connected securely. • The video connecting cords are damaged. • The unit is not connected to the correct TV input jack (page 24). • The video input on the TV is not set so that you can view pictures from the system.
  • Page 107 Sound Symptom Remedy There is no sound. • The speaker cord is not connected securely. • Press MUTING on the remote if “MUTING ON” is displayed in the front panel display. • The system is in pause mode or in Slow-motion Play mode. Press H to return to normal play mode.
  • Page 108 Symptom Remedy No sound or only a very low- • Check the speaker connections and settings (pages 23, 62). level sound is heard from the • Check the “ ” setting DEC. MODE (page 35) surround speakers. • Depending on the source, the effect of the surround speakers may be less noticeable.
  • Page 109 • Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD being played (page 39). • The DVD prohibits changing the angles. A disc cannot be ejected and • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 110: Usb Device

    (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 • If you connect an unsupported USB device, the following problems may occur.
  • Page 111 – 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 File names are not displayed •...
  • Page 112 – the file size is extremely large. – the physical structure within the memory is fragmented. • Sony recommends following these guidelines. – Total folders on the USB device: 200 or less – Total files per folder: 150 or less You cannot start transferring •...
  • Page 113 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. Transferring to a USB device • You are using an unsupported USB device. See “Playable USB Devices”...
  • Page 114 Symptom Remedy There is noise or the sound skips. • If you use another S-AIR main unit, place it more than 8 m (about 25 feet) away from the S-AIR main unit you are using. • Place so that the S-AIR main unit and S-AIR sub unit closer together. •...
  • Page 115: Self-diagnosis Function

    [VER.X.XX] (X is a number) may display) appear on the TV screen. Although this is not a malfunction and for Sony service use only, When the self-diagnosis function is activated to normal system operation will not be possible. prevent the system from malfunctioning, a 5- Turn off the system, and then turn on the system character service number (e.g., C 13 50) with a...
  • Page 116: Specifications

    Other models: 87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz (50 Specifications kHz step) Antenna (aerial) FM wire antenna (aerial) Antenna (aerial) terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced Amplifier Section Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz Stereo mode (rated) 108 W + 108 W (at 3 ohms, Video Section 1 kHz, 1% THD) Outputs...
  • Page 117: Glossary

    Digital Cinema Auto Calibration 50/60 Hz Digital Cinema Auto Calibration was developed Other models: 220 V - 240 V AC, by Sony to automatically measure and adjust the 50/60 Hz speaker settings to your listening environment in Power consumption On: 165 W Standby: 0.3 W (at the...
  • Page 118 DTS provides the deterioration, Sony has developed a technology same 5.1 discrete channels of high quality digital called “S-AIR” for the radio transmission of audio.
  • Page 119 • Super Audio CD layer: A high-density signal layer for Super Audio CD • CD layer : A layer that is readable by a conventional CD player Single layer disc (a disc with a single Super Audio CD layer) Super Audio CD layer Hybrid disc (a disc with a Super Audio CD layer and a CD layer)
  • Page 120: 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 a disc or USB [MEDIA] setting device [VIDEO] [MUSIC/ [PHOTO] [MUSIC] PHOTO] Disc USB device Disc Disc/USB Disc/USB device device Video files only...
  • Page 121: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1347 Maori 1507 Samoan 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1349 Macedonian 1508 Shona 1032 Afrikaans 1194 Galician 1350 Malayalam 1509 Somali...
  • Page 122: Index To Parts And Control

    Index to Parts and Control For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A "/1 (on/standby) (31, 101) (USB) port (70) B Z (open/close) (38) J OPERATION DIAL (38) C Front panel display (124) K PHONES jack (38) D FUNCTION (34) L AUDIO IN/MIC/A.CAL MIC jack (27, 31, 90, 92)
  • Page 123: Rear Panel

  • Page 124: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Lights up when the karaoke mode is G Lights up when the HDMI OUT jack is on. (92) correctly connected to HDCP (High- bandwidth Digital Content Protection) B Flashes when the sleep timer is set. compliant device with HDMI or DVI (98) (Digital Visual Interface) input.
  • Page 125: Remote Control

    Remote control ALPHABETICAL ORDER BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS A – M N – Z ANGLE ws (39) NIGHT 5 (95) Number buttons qf (42, 64, 91) AUDIO qg (40) ONE-TOUCH PLAY eg (68) [/1 (on/standby) 1 (30, 31, 38) CLEAR es (43, 65) PICTURE NAVI 6 (49, 72) TV [/1 (on/standby) ql (91) D.TUNING qh (65)
  • Page 126: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    Guide to the Control Menu Display You can use the Control Menu display to select a function and to view related information. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the Control Menu display changes: 1 t 2 t ... t 1 t ... 1 Control Menu display 1 2 Control Menu display 2 (appears when available) 3 Control Menu display off...
  • Page 127 Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO. Currently playing title number Currently playing chapter number Total number of titles Playback status Total number of chapters (N Playback, Control Menu items X Pause, x Stop, etc.) 9 8 ( 9 9 ) Type of disc being 1 3 ( 9 9 ) DVD VIDEO...
  • Page 128 [SHUFFLE] (page 44) You can play the tracks/files in random order. [REPEAT] (page 45) You can play the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all folders/all files) repeatedly or one title/ chapter/track/folder/file repeatedly. [A/V SYNC] (page 54) You can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. [DISC MENU] (page 46) You can display the DVD’s menu.
  • Page 129 [EFFECT] (page 73) You can select the effects to be used for changing slides during a slide show. [MEDIA] (page 75) You can select the data type (MP3/AAC/WMA file, JPEG image file, or video file) on a USB device. [USB TRANSFER] (page 78) You can transfer tracks on an audio CD or MP3 files on a CD/DATA CD/DATA DVD onto a USB device.
  • Page 130: Index

    Index Numerics DYNAMIC BASS 95 4:3 OUTPUT 58 Naming preset stations 65 5.1 Channel Surround 40 NIGHT 95 EFFECT 51, 73 A/V SYNC 54 OSD 57 FM MODE 65 AAC file 70 Front panel 122 ANGLE 40 Front panel display 99, 124 ATTENUATE 97 PAIRING 87 AUDIO 57...
  • Page 131 Surround amplifier 83 SYSTEM MENU 30, 35, 65, 84, 85, 86, 87, 97, 98 SYSTEM SETUP 61 TEST TONE 63 TIME 47 TRACK SELECTION 61 TV TYPE 58 USB device 70 VIDEO SETUP 57 VOLUME LIMIT 59 WMA file 70...
  • Page 132 Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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