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Sony MHC-GT4D Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
Getting Started
Disc/USB Playback
USB Transfer
Gesture Control
Sound Adjustment
Other Operations
Additional Information


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  • Page 1 HOME AUDIO Getting Started SYSTEM Disc/USB Playback USB Transfer Operating Instructions Tuner BLUETOOTH Gesture Control Sound Adjustment Other Operations Additional Information MHC-GT4D...
  • Page 2 This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 WARNING LASER product under IEC 60825- 1:2007. This marking is located on the To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover rear exterior. the ventilation opening of the appliance with newspapers, For product with CE marking tablecloths, curtains, etc.
  • Page 3 Emirates countries applying EU Directives. This product has been manufactured by or on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. Inquiries related to product compliance based on European Union legislation shall be...
  • Page 4 HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other (i) ENCODING VIDEO IN countries. COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD (“MPEG-4  “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony VIDEO”) Corporation. AND/OR  LDAC™ and LDAC logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    In this manual, ™ and  marks are  not specified. About this manual  This manual mainly explains operations using the remote control, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the subwoofer having the same or similar names.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About this manual....5 BLUETOOTH Unpacking......... 8 About the BLUETOOTH Playable discs/files on Discs/ wireless technology ....39 USB device ........ 8 Pairing this system with a Websites for compatible BLUETOOTH device ....40 devices........10 Playing music from a Guide to parts and controls ..
  • Page 7 Other Operations Using the Control for HDMI function........48 Using the Party Chain function........49 Singing along: Karaoke ..51 Enjoying the Party Light ..52 Using the Sleep Timer ....52 Using optional equipment ..52 Deactivating the buttons on the subwoofer (Child Lock)..53 Setting the automatic standby function.....53 Updating the software ...53...
  • Page 8: Unpacking

    UDF (Universal Disk countries where it is necessary. Format).  The system will attempt to play back The MHC-GT4D consists of: any data with the extensions above,  Active subwoofer: SA-WGT4D (1) even if it is not in MP3/WMA/AAC/ ...
  • Page 9  CD Graphics disc Notes on CD-R/-RW and  Super Audio CDs DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW  DVD Audio  In some cases, a CD-R/-RW and  DATA CD/DATA DVD that is created DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW cannot be in Packet Write format played back on this system due to ...
  • Page 10: Websites For Compatible Devices

    The playback order may not be BLUETOOTH devices. applicable depending on the software used for creating the audio For customers in Latin America: file or video file. <>  Compatibility with all MP3/WMA/ For customers in Europe and Russia: AAC/WAV/MPEG4/Xvid encoding/ <>...
  • Page 11: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls Active Subwoofer Note The  and VOLUME + buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the system.
  • Page 12: Disc Tray

      (power)  VOCAL FADER (page 51) Turns on the system, or sets it to MIC ECHO (page 51) standby mode. MIC LEVEL (page 51)   (play) Turn MIC LEVEL clockwise or Starts playback. anticlockwise to adjust the Hold down ...
  • Page 13: Remote Control

    Remote control REPEAT/FM MODE (page 30, 38)  SOUND FIELD buttons: MUSIC, VIDEO, FOOTBALL (page 46)  Numeric buttons Selects a track, chapter or file. Tunes or presets a radio station. Enters a password. SUBTITLE (page 28) AUDIO (page 28, 31) ANGLE (page 28) SETUP (page 25, 30, 32, 61) MEDIA MODE (page 26, 37)
  • Page 14: Getting Started

    SHIFT Getting Started Hold down to activate the buttons printed in pink. Installing the system  +/– Adjusts the volume. The illustrations below are examples of  / (rewind/fast forward) how to install the system. (page 27, 41)  Attaching the supplied speaker (slow backward/slow stands (Table Top Style) (page 16) forward) (page 27)
  • Page 15: Ac Power Cord (mains Lead)

     Do not place the speaker system and  Installing the speaker units on a wall the subwoofer in a metal cabinet. (page 17)  Do not place an object such as an  To install the speaker units aquarium between the speaker horizontally system and the subwoofer.
  • Page 16: Speaker Stands

    Attaching the speaker Combining the speaker stands (Table Top Style) units (Sound Bar Style) Align the protruded part of the Attach the supplied speaker pads speaker unit with the recessed on the speaker units to prevent area of the speaker stand. them from slipping.
  • Page 17: Screws

    Sony dealers or licensed contractors and pay special attention to safety during the installation.  Sony is not responsible for accidents or 6 mm to 7 mm damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall strength, improper screw installation or natural ...
  • Page 18  To install the speaker units  Lock the clip. vertically Proceed to step 2 if you want to install the speaker units at this height (approx. 1.3 m). We recomment you to proceed Attaching the speaker to step 1- to install the speaker units onto the mounting units at maximum height rod of the subwoofer (Line...
  • Page 19  Be careful not to get your hand Note caught when putting the rod back Be sure to close the lock lever when into the storing position. detaching the speaker units as it may generate noise during playback. Mount the speaker units to the attachments.
  • Page 20: Carrying The System

    Notes Fold the speaker cables and fasten to the cable tie.  The caster wheels can be used only on flat surfaces. Lift the subwoofer by two persons on uneven surfaces. Correct hand placement while carrying the subwoofer is very important to avoid Cable tie personal injury and/or property damage.
  • Page 21: Hooking Up The System Securely

    Hooking up the system securely White To wall outlet * A small space is left between the plug and the subwoofer even when the AC power cord (mains lead) is inserted firmly. The cord is supposed be connected this way. This is not a malfunction.
  • Page 22  Speakers  AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN (TV) L/R jacks  LED SPEAKER L/R terminals  Connect to the audio output jacks Connect the LED speaker connector of a TV or an audio/video of the speaker to this terminal. The equipment. The sound is output lighting on the subwoofer and through this system (page 23).
  • Page 23: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Before connecting cables, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). To watch video Select the connection methods according to the jacks on your TV. High quality  HDMI cable (not supplied)  Video cable (not supplied) Standard quality Recommended connection Alternative connection...
  • Page 24: Inserting Batteries

    Notes  You can also enjoy the sound of external equipment (DVD players, etc.) via the system by connecting to the AUDIO IN (TV) jack as connection  above. For details, refer to the operating instructions of your equipment.  If the audio output level from the system is low when connecting the external equipment, try adjusting the audio output settings on the connected equipment.
  • Page 25: Performing Quick Setup

    Note Performing QUICK setup The guide message appears when you turn on the system for the first time or Before using the system, you can make after performing “RESET” (page 61). the minimum basic adjustments in QUICK setup. Changing the color Turn on your TV and select the input according to the connection.
  • Page 26: Disc/usb Playback

    Press  to start playback. Disc/USB Playback Press Basic playback  Stop playback  Pause playback  Resume playback or return to normal Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to playback select “DVD/CD” or “USB”.  twice Cancel the resume point For DVD/CD function: ...
  • Page 27: Other Playback Operations

    Press to display the File List. Searching a specific track Hold down SHIFT, then press the numeric buttons to select the track you want to play back, then press To search using the SEARCH Press repeatedly to select the button file you want, then press Press SEARCH to display the Track List.
  • Page 28: Changing The Angles

    Hold down SHIFT, then press the DVD VIDEO numeric buttons to enter the time You can toggle audio format or code, then press language when the source contains Example: To find a scene at 2 hours, multiple audio formats or multilingual 10 minutes, and 20 seconds, hold audio.
  • Page 29: Using Play Mode

    Hold down SHIFT, then press the Using play mode numeric buttons to select the item number you want, then press Playing in original order Continue playback according to (Normal Play) the instructions on the menu. Note PBC playback is canceled when Repeat When playback is stopped, press Play is activated.
  • Page 30: Restricting Playback Of The Disc (parental Control)

     Shuffle Play is canceled when you:  turn off the system. Restricting playback of  open the disc tray. the disc  perform Synchronized Transfer.  change MEDIA MODE. (Parental Control)  Shuffle Play may be canceled when you select a folder or a track to play back.
  • Page 31: Viewing Information Of A Disc And Usb Device

     Playback information To turn off the PARENTAL Playing time, remaining time CONTROL function Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in step 8.  Bit rate  File type To play back a disc for which PARENTAL CONTROL is set  Playback status Load the disc and press .
  • Page 32: Using The Setup Menu

    Notes Setting the language –  The disc name or track name may not be [LANGUAGE SETUP] displayed depending on the text.  Playing time of MP3 files and video files may not be displayed correctly. [OSD]  The elapsed playing time of an audio file Selects the language of the on-screen encoded using a VBR (variable bit rate) is display.
  • Page 33 [NORMAL]: Changes the picture size Setting the TV screen – to fit the screen size with the original [VIDEO SETUP] picture aspect ratio. This setting displays black bands on the left and right side if you display a 4:3 screen [TV TYPE] picture.
  • Page 34: Setting The Audio

    Setting the audio Setting the system – options – [AUDIO [SYSTEM SETUP] SETUP] [SCREEN SAVER] Prevents damage on the TV. Press [AUDIO DRC]  +/– to cancel the screen saver. (Dynamic Range Compression) [ON]: Turns on the screen saver function if you do not operate the Useful for watching movies at low system for about 15 minutes.
  • Page 35 [STANDBY LINKED TO TV] Setting the HDMI This function is available when you set options – [HDMI [CONTROL FOR HDMI] to [ON]. SETUP] [AUTO]: If the input of the system is “TV”, the system turns off automatically when you turn off the [HDMI RESOLUTION] Selects the TV output resolution when [ON]: The system turns off...
  • Page 36: Usb Transfer

    Transferring music from a USB Transfer disc Transferring music You can transfer music to a USB device connected to (USB) port as follows: You can transfer music from a disc  Synchronized Transfer: Transfer all (AUDIO CD or MP3 disc only) to a USB supported music files from a disc to device connected to the (USB) port.
  • Page 37 When the transfer is completed These numbers may vary depending on the file or folder configuration. The disc stops automatically (for When transferring onto a USB device, a Synchronized Transfer) or continues to “MUSIC” folder is created directly play (for REC1 Transfer). below “ROOT”.
  • Page 38: Tuner

    Press repeatedly to select Tuner the audio file you want to erase, then press Listening to the radio Select [ALL TRACKS] to select all audio files in the folder. “FOLDER ERASE” or “TRACK ERASE” Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to and “PUSH ENTER” appear in the select “TUNER FM”.
  • Page 39: About The Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    Presetting radio stations BLUETOOTH You can store up to 20 FM stations as About the BLUETOOTH your favorite stations. wireless technology Tune to the station you want. BLUETOOTH wireless technology is a Press DVD/TUNER MENU. short-range wireless technology that enables wireless data communication Press repeatedly to select between digital devices.
  • Page 40: Pairing This System With A Bluetooth Device

    Press BLUETOOTH to select instructions of your BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH function. device. “BT AUDIO” appears in the display Select “MHC-GT4D” on the panel. device’s display. If the system is connected to a BLUETOOTH device, the BLUETOOTH Perform this step within 5 minutes, device name appears in the display otherwise pairing will be canceled.
  • Page 41: Playing Music From A Bluetooth Device

    Hold down ENTER and – for Press  to start playback. about 3 seconds. Depending on the BLUETOOTH “BT HIST CLEAR” appears in the device, display panel and all the pairing  you may have to press  twice. information is erased. ...
  • Page 42: One Touch Bluetooth Connection By Nfc

    Touch the smartphone to the One Touch BLUETOOTH N-Mark on the subwoofer until the Connection by NFC smartphone vibrates. NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology enabling short-range wireless communication between various devices, such as smartphones and IC tags. When you touch the system with an NFC-compatible smartphone, the Complete the connection by system automatically:...
  • Page 43: Setting The Bluetooth Audio Codecs

    BLUETOOTH connection again. Setting the BLUETOOTH signal LDAC is an audio coding technology developed by Sony that enables the You can connect to the system from a transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res) paired BLUETOOTH device in all Audio content, even over a BLUETOOTH functions when BLUETOOTH signal is connection.
  • Page 44: Using "songpal" Via Bluetooth

    Notes Gesture Control  You cannot perform the following operations when BLUETOOTH signal is Enjoying the Gesture set to off:  Pairing and/or connecting with Control BLUETOOTH device  Erasing the pairing information  Using “SongPal” via BLUETOOTH You can control the operations for ...
  • Page 45: Using The Gesture Control During Playback

    Swipe your hand over GESTURE Using the Gesture CONTROL. Control during playback For DJ mode: Swipe in this You can use the Gesture Control to direction control basic playback when playing music from a disc, USB device or Select FLANGER BLUETOOTH device.
  • Page 46: Changing The Lighting Effect

    Notes Sound Adjustment  The DJ EFFECT is automatically turned off when you: Adjusting the sound  turn off the system  change the function  activate or deactivate the PARTY Do this CHAIN function  activate the Football mode Reinforce the Press MEGA BASS on the ...
  • Page 47: Adjusting The Subwoofer Level

    To cancel the Virtual Football Creating your own mode Press MUSIC repeatedly to select sound effect “FLAT”. You can raise or lower the levels of Notes specific frequency bands, then store  We recommend you to select the the setting in the memory as “CUSTOM football mode when watching a football EQ”.
  • Page 48: Other Operations

    TV. Note Notes These functions may work with devices other than those manufactured by Sony,  The system’s volume level is displayed but operation is not guaranteed. on the TV screen depending on the TV. It may differ from the volume level on the display panel.
  • Page 49: Using The Party Chain Function

    Note Using the Party Chain If the TV is not compatible with Audio function Return Channel, an audio cable (not supplied) needs to be connected (page 23). You can connect multiple audio systems in a chain to create a more One-Touch Play function interesting party environment and to When you play content on the system,...
  • Page 50  The last system must be connected Enjoying the Party Chain to the first system.  Any system can become a Party Host. Use the buttons on the subwoofer to  You can select a new Party Host perform this operation. when Party Chain function is activated.
  • Page 51: Singing Along: Karaoke

    To select a new Party Host Singing along: Karaoke Repeat step 3 of “Enjoying the Party Chain” on the system which you want it to be a new Party Host. Preparing for karaoke The current Party Host will become Party Guest automatically. All systems Turn MIC LEVEL on the subwoofer play the same music as the new Party Host.
  • Page 52: Enjoying The Party Light

    Changing the key (Key Using the Sleep Timer Control) The system turns off automatically Press KEY CONTROL / to suit your after the preset time. vocal range. Press SLEEP repeatedly. To cancel Sleep Timer, press SLEEP Checking your score repeatedly to select “OFF”. Your score is calculated from a scale of 0 to 99 by comparing your voice with To check the remaining time before the...
  • Page 53: Deactivating The Buttons On The Subwoofer (child Lock)

    You can only operate the system using the buttons on the remote control. For customers in Latin America: To cancel, hold down  on the <> subwoofer for more than 5 seconds For customers in Europe and Russia: until “CHILD LOCK OFF” appears in the <>...
  • Page 54: Additional Information

    (mains lead) again and on the subwoofer correctly. turn on the system. If the issue  Make sure the microphone is turned persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. No TV sound is heard from the system. “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR” General appear in the display panel.
  • Page 55 “LOCKED” appears in the display panel. The color irregularity on a TV screen  Consult your nearest Sony dealer or persists. local authorized Sony service facility.  Turn off the TV at once, then turn it on after 15 to 30 minutes. If the color The disc tray does not close.
  • Page 56  Remove the disc and wipe away the The sound loses stereo effect when moisture on the disc, then leave the you play back an AUDIO CD, VIDEO system turned on for a few hours CD, audio file, video file, or DVD until the moisture evaporates.
  • Page 57 USB device from the port. appears in the display panel. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern There is noise, skipping, or distorted persists, contact your nearest Sony sound. dealer.  You are using an unsupported USB device.
  • Page 58  Playback does not start from the first (Except for Latin American, file. European, and Russian models)  Set the play mode to Normal Play When you play back a VIDEO CD (page 29). recorded in a different color system from the one you set to the system, Files cannot be played back.
  • Page 59  Turn off surrounding electrical  If there is equipment that generates electromagnetic radiation, such as a equipment. wireless LAN, other BLUETOOTH * Radio may not be received depending device, or a microwave oven nearby, on the radio wave conditions or the move them away.
  • Page 60   If the sound was output from the Depending on the order in which you speakers of the TV the previous time, connect the TV and the system, the the system does not turn on even system may be muted and “MUTING” when the TV is turned on.
  • Page 61 Sleep diagnosis function. Timer are reset to factory default  Contact your nearest setting (except for SETUP settings). Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service To return the SETUP settings to facility and give the the default 5-character service number.
  • Page 62 NoDEVICE Messages No USB device is connected or unsupported device is connected. One of the following messages may NO DISC appear or flash in the display panel There is no disc on the disc tray. during operation. NO MUSIC CANNOT PLAY MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV data does not ...
  • Page 63: Precautions

    On placement Precautions  Do not place the system in an inclined position or in locations that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or When carrying the subwoofer humid or lacking adequate ventilation, Perform the following procedure to or subject to vibration, direct sunlight or protect the disc mechanism.
  • Page 64 BLUETOOTH within approximately 10 meters technology. (unobstructed distance) of each other.  Sony cannot be held liable in any way for The effective communication range may damages or other loss resulting from become shorter under the following information leaks during conditions.
  • Page 65: Specifications

    USB section Specifications Supported bit rate WMA: 48 kbps – 192 kbps, VBR, CBR AAC: 48 kbps – 320 kbps, VBR, CBR Active Subwoofer WAV: 16 bit (SA-WGT4D) Sampling frequencies WMA: 44.1 kHz Speaker section AAC: 44.1 kHz Speaker system WAV: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz Subwoofer, Sound Pressure Horn Supported USB device...
  • Page 66: Speaker System: Ss-gt4db

    Laser Diode Properties Subband Codec Emission Duration: Continuous Speaker System (SS-GT4DB) Laser Output*: Less than 44.6 W * This output is the value Speaker system measurement at a distance of 2-way, bass reflex 200 mm from the objective lens Speaker unit (left/right) surface on the Optical Pick-up Tweeters: 40 mm ×...
  • Page 67: 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 1186 Scots Gaelic 1350 Malayalam 1513 Siswati 1028 Abkhazian 1194 Galician 1352 Mongolian 1514 Sesotho 1032 Afrikaans 1196 Guarani 1353...
  • Page 68 Parental Control area code list Code Area Code Area Code Area Code Area 2044 Argentina 2165 Finland 2362 Mexico 2149 Spain 2047 Australia 2174 France 2376 Netherlands 2499 Sweden 2046 Austria 2109 Germany 2390 New Zealand 2086 Switzerland 2057 Belgium 2248 India 2379...
  • Page 69: Index

    Index A/V SYNC 34 MEDIA MODE 26 Update 53 AAC file 8 MEGA BASS 46 USB devices 10, 26, 36 Angles 28 MENU 32 USB Transfer 36 AUDIO 32 MP3 file 8 Bit rate 36 AUDIO DRC 34 MPEG4 file 8 Erasing 37 AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL MULTI-DISC RESUME 29, 34...
  • Page 72 4-584-051-14(1) ©2016 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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