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Home Audio System
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 System Getting Started Disc/USB Playback Operating Instructions USB Transfer Tuner BLUETOOTH Network Gesture Control Sound Adjustment Other Operations Additional Information MHC-V77DW...
  • Page 2 For customers in Europe WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the appliance with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not expose the appliance to naked This appliance is classified as a CLASS flame sources (for example, lighted 1 LASER product under IEC 60825- candles).
  • Page 3 • Listening to TV sound This product has been manufactured • Playing back music sources on by or on behalf of Sony Corporation, BLUETOOTH devices 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 • Enjoying social gatherings with the Japan. Inquiries related to product “Party Chain”...
  • Page 4 Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. • “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • LDAC™ and LDAC logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 5 • This product incorporates Spotify logos are registered trademarks software which is subject to 3rd owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and party licenses found here: any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other esdk-third-party-licenses/ trademarks and trade names are •...
  • Page 6: About This Manual

    About this manual This manual mainly explains • • operations using the remote control, but the same operations can also be performed using the keys on the touch panel of the unit having the same or similar names. Icons, such as , listed at the •...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About this manual ....6 Restricting playback of the disc (Parental Control) ...31 Unpacking ......9 Viewing information of a Playable discs or files on disc and USB device ..... 32 discs/USB device ....9 Using the Setup Menu ..33 Websites for compatible devices ........12 USB Transfer...
  • Page 8 Network Other Operations Selecting the method of Controlling the system using network connection ..... 45 a smartphone or tablet (SongPal) ......53 Connecting with a computer ......45 Getting frenzied parties with the “Fiestable” app ..54 Listening to the same music from the multiple speakers Using the Control for HDMI (SongPal Link function) ..
  • Page 9: Unpacking

    Playable files on USB device Unpacking Music: • • MP3 files (.mp3)* , WMA files This unit (MHC-V77DW) (1) • • (.wma)* , AAC files (.m4a/.mp4/ Remote control (1) • • .3gp)* , WAV files (.wav)* , AIFF R03 (size AAA) batteries (2) •...
  • Page 10 Discs/files that cannot be played The MP3 PRO audio file can be • • played back as MP3 file. back The system may not play back an • • You cannot play back the • • Xvid file when the file has been following discs combined from two or more Xvid •...
  • Page 11 Note on DVD VIDEO and VIDEO The playback order may not be • • applicable depending on the CD playback operations software used for creating the Some playback operations for audio file or video file. a DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD may Compatibility with all encoding/ •...
  • Page 12: Websites For Compatible Devices

    Websites for compatible devices Check the websites below for the latest information about compatible USB and BLUETOOTH devices. For customers in Latin America: <> For customers in Europe and Russia: <> For customers in other countries/ regions: < support>...
  • Page 13: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls You can lock the keys except  (power) on the unit to prevent them from being operated by mistake (page 62). Unit               ...
  • Page 14: Power Indicator

     Power indicator  GESTURE ON/OFF key (page 49, 50, 51) Indicates the current status of the system:  BLUETOOTH indicator Lights off: The system • • is in standby mode and (page 41) BLUETOOTH/Network standby mode is set to off. BLUETOOTH key Lights up: •...
  • Page 15 For information about  / (go backward/go updating, refer to the URL below. forward) key Touch to select a track or file.  Display TUNING +/– key (page 40)  Party Light (page 61) ...
  • Page 16: Remote Control

     MIC1 jack, MIC2 jack (inside   (power) button the MIC1 MIC2 cover) Press to turn on the system, or sets it to standby mode. Place your fingernail in the slot to open the cover.  PLAY MODE button (page Use to connect the 30, 38) microphone(s).
  • Page 17 +/– (select folder) TUNING+/– button (page Press to select a folder on a data disc or a USB device.  (play)* button KEY CONTROL / button Press to start playback. (page 60) / (go backward/go forward) button (page 27)  DVD TOP MENU button Press to select a track or file.
  • Page 18  DISPLAY button (page 21, 25, 32, 40, 42) Press to change the information on the display. DISPLAY* button (page Press to view or hide the on- screen display.  SLEEP button (page 61) This button is printed in pink. To use this button, hold down SHIFT () button, then press this button.
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system securely Unit (Rear) Note The jacks/terminal/port at the rear panel have cover, open the cover then make the connection.  HDMI OUT (TV) jack  VIDEO OUT jack Use an HDMI cable (not supplied) Use a video cable (not supplied) to connect to the HDMI IN jack of to connect to the video input jack...
  • Page 20  Audio input and output jacks  FM ANTENNA terminal Use an audio cable (not supplied) Find a location and an to make either connection as orientation that provide good follows: reception when you set up the AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN OUT antennas.
  • Page 21: Deactivating The Demonstration

    To operate the unit using the Deactivating the remote control demonstration Point the remote control at the unit’s remote control sensor. To deactivate the demonstration while the system is turned off, press DISPLAY repeatedly to select the no display mode (Power Saving Mode) (page 25).
  • Page 22: Connecting The Tv

    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 IN (ARC)  HDMI cable* (not supplied) HDMI IN ...
  • Page 23 To listen to TV sound via the system If you do not connect the system to the TV’s HDMI IN (ARC) jack, make this connection. AUDIO OUT  Audio cable (not supplied) To listen to TV sound, press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to select “TV”. Hint You can also enjoy the sound of external equipment (DVD players, etc.) via the system •...
  • Page 24: Carrying The Unit

    Carrying the unit Changing the color system The unit has caster wheels so that you can roll it easily. Normally, (Except for Latin American, carrying the unit by this method is European, and Russian models) recommended on flat surfaces. Set the color system to PAL or NTSC Before carrying the unit, disconnect depending on the color system of all the cables.
  • Page 25: Changing The Display Mode

    Press without loading a disc. Changing the display [LANGUAGE SETUP] appears on the mode TV screen. Displayed items may vary depending on country or region. LANGUAGE SETUP Press DISPLAY repeatedly while ENGLISH the system is turned off. MENU ENGLISH AUDIO C H I N E S E Each time you press the button, the S U B T I T L E...
  • Page 26: Disc/usb Playback

    Touch  on the unit again to close Disc/USB Playback the disc tray. Do not forcibly push the disc tray to Before using the USB close it as this may cause a malfunction. device For USB function: Open the USB REC/PLAY cover For compatible USB devices, see according to the arrow direction, “Websites for compatible devices”...
  • Page 27: Other Playback Operations

    Other operations Press to display the file list. Do this Stop playback Press . Press . Pause playback Press . Resume playback or return to Press / repeatedly to select normal the file you want, then press playback Press  twice. Cancel the resume point Other playback...
  • Page 28 Press / / / , or hold down Searching a specific title/ SHIFT and press the numeric chapter/scene/track/index buttons, to select the title or item you want to play back, then press Press SEARCH repeatedly during Changing the camera angles playback to select the search mode.
  • Page 29 VIDEO CD/AUDIO CD/DATA CD/ Note DATA DVD (MP3 file) PBC playback is canceled when Repeat You can change the sound output. Play is activated. [STEREO]: The standard stereo • • To cancel PBC playback sound. [1/L]/[2/R]: The monaural sound • • Press ...
  • Page 30: Using Play Mode

    [FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]*: shuffles all • • Using play mode audio files in the specified folder on the disc. * Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD. Playing in sequential order  When playing a USB device (Normal Play) [ONE USB DEVICE (SHUFFLE)]: •...
  • Page 31: Restricting Playback Of The Disc (parental Control)

    [TITLE]: repeats the current title When playback is stopped, • • (DVD VIDEO only). press DVD SETUP. [CHAPTER]: repeats the current • • Press / repeatedly to select chapter (DVD VIDEO only). [SYSTEM SETUP], then press [TRACK]: repeats the current track. •...
  • Page 32: Viewing Information Of A Disc And Usb Device

    Hold down SHIFT, press the  Title* /track/file name* numeric buttons to enter or  Album* /folder name* re-enter your 4-digit password, chapter/index number then press  Artist name* The system starts playback. Appears when playing an audio file. If you forget your password If an audio file has an ID3 tag, the Remove the disc and repeat steps 1 system will display an album name/...
  • Page 33: Using The Setup Menu

    To exit the menu Note Press DVD SETUP. The disc name or track name may • • not be displayed depending on the characters. Setting the language • • Playing time of audio files and video – [LANGUAGE SETUP] files may not be displayed correctly. The elapsed playing time for an audio •...
  • Page 34 [NORMAL]: Changes the picture Setting the TV screen size to fit the screen size with the – [VIDEO SETUP] original picture aspect ratio. This setting displays black bands on the [TV TYPE] left and right side if you display a 4:3 screen picture.
  • Page 35 [FRAME]: The picture, including Note subjects that do not move This function only works for the HDMI dynamically, is output in high OUT (TV) jack. To use this function, be sure resolution. to set [HDMI SETUP] – [AUDIO(HDMI)] to [PCM]. Setting the audio options Setting the system –...
  • Page 36 [OFF]: Playback starts at the resume [OFF]: Off. playback point only for the current [AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL] disc in the system. Set this function when the system [RESET] is connected to a TV’s HDMI IN jack Returns the setup menu settings to that is compatible with Audio Return the default settings.
  • Page 37: Usb Transfer

    Press / repeatedly to select USB Transfer “BIT RATE”, then press Press / repeatedly to select Before using the USB the bit rate you want, then press device “128 KBPS”: encoded MP3 files • • have smaller file size and lower For compatible USB devices, see audio quality.
  • Page 38 Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly Notes on transfer to select “DVD/CD”, then load a You cannot transfer MP3 files on a UDF • • (Universal Disk Format) formatted disc disc. to the USB device. • • While transferring, no sound is output. Prepare the sound source.
  • Page 39: Synchronized Transfer

    When transferring to a USB device, Press / repeatedly to select a “MUSIC” folder is created directly “ERASE”, then press below “ROOT”. Folders and files are The folder list is displayed on the TV generated within this “MUSIC” folder screen. according to the transfer method Press / repeatedly to select a and source as follows:...
  • Page 40: Tuner

    Tuner Presetting radio stations Listening to the radio You can store up to 20 FM stations as your favorite stations. Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly Tune to the station you want. to select “TUNER FM”. Press DVD/TUNER MENU. Alternatively, touch PLAYBACK, then touch FM on the unit.
  • Page 41: Bluetooth

    BLUETOOTH Pairing this system with a BLUETOOTH About the BLUETOOTH device wireless technology Pairing is an operation where BLUETOOTH wireless technology is BLUETOOTH devices register with a short-range wireless technology each other beforehand. Once a that enables wireless data pairing operation is performed, it communication between digital does not need to be performed devices.
  • Page 42: Listening To Music On A Bluetooth Device

    Select “MHC-V77DW” on the Listening to music on a display of the BLUETOOTH device. BLUETOOTH device Perform this step within 5 minutes, otherwise pairing will be canceled. You can operate a BLUETOOTH In this case, repeat from step 3. device by connecting the system...
  • Page 43: One Touch Bluetooth Connection By Nfc

    Adjust the volume. Compatible smartphones Adjust the volume of the Smartphones with a built-in NFC BLUETOOTH device first. If the function (OS: Android 2.3.3 or volume level is still too low, adjust later, excluding Android 3.x) the volume level on the system. Note Note When the system is not connected to...
  • Page 44: Setting The Bluetooth Audio Codecs

    Hint — Touch the smartphone to the N-Mark LDAC is an audio coding technology on the unit again. developed by Sony that enables the — Relaunch the “NFC Easy Connect” transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res) application. Audio content, even over a BLUETOOTH connection.
  • Page 45: Selecting The Method Of Network Connection

    Method for using wired network for your network environment from Refer to Help Guide for details. below. mhc-v77dw/h_zz/ Note • • Connecting to a Wi-Fi network and a wired network simultaneously is not possible. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, be sure to disconnect the LAN cable from the unit.
  • Page 46 Record the SSID and password Access the [Sony Network of your router. Device Settings] screen. For details, refer to the operating Start the browser and input the instructions of your router. following URL into the browser’s address bar. SSID (Wi-Fi Network Name):
  • Page 47: Listening To The Same Music From The Multiple Speakers (songpal Link Function)

    Refer to Help Guide for detailed to music with this system, refer to operation. the Wi-Fi Startup Guide (separate document). mhc-v77dw/h_zz/ Note This procedure needs to be completed within 10 minutes. If uncompleted, reset the system (page 74). Listening to the same...
  • Page 48: Listening To An Internet Music Service (spotify)

    Premium account. download a Google Cast- For details, visit enabled app. connect  Launch “SongPal” then tap [MHC-V77DW]  [Settings]  Connect the system and [Google Cast]  [Learn how to smartphone/iPhone to your Cast]. Wi-Fi network. ...
  • Page 49: Gesture Control

    Gesture Control Hint When “Spotify Connect” is activated, the Connect icon ( ) lights up. Enjoying the Gesture Control You can control the operations for PLAYBACK, DJ, SAMPLER and KARAOKE mode by swiping your hand over the GESTURE CONTROL sensor on the unit. Note Do not touch or contact to the GESTURE CONTROL sensor when you perform the...
  • Page 50: Using The Gesture Control During Playback

    Using the Gesture Creating a party Control during atmosphere (DJ Effect) playback Use the keys and GESTURE CONTROL sensor on the touch panel You can use the Gesture Control to of the unit to perform this operation. control basic playback when playing music from a disc, USB device or Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
  • Page 51: Using The Gesture Control During Karaoke Function

    For SAMPLER mode: Using the Gesture Swipe in this Control during Karaoke direction Output “Come function On!” Output “Let’s Go!” Use the keys and GESTURE Output Reggae CONTROL sensor on the touch panel Horn sound effect of the unit to perform this operation. Output Phaser sound effect Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
  • Page 52: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Selecting the Virtual Football mode Adjusting the sound You can experience the feeling of Do this being in the stadium when watching Reinforce bass Press MEGA BASS a football match broadcast. sound and create repeatedly to select Note that you can only select Virtual more powerful “BASS ON”.
  • Page 53: Creating Your Own Sound Effect

    “SongPal”-compatible Press / repeatedly to select audio devices manufactured by “CUSTOM EQ”, then press Sony using a smartphone or tablet. Press / repeatedly to adjust Search for “SongPal” on Google Play or App Store and download it using the equalizer level, then press your smartphone or tablet.
  • Page 54: Getting Frenzied Parties With The "fiestable" App

    • • “Fiestable” app the following URL. You can control the party features of Sony’s Home Audio System with Using the Control for intuitive and fancy user interface with the “Fiestable” app. “Fiestable” HDMI function allows you to control features such as DJ Effect, illumination and Karaoke.
  • Page 55: Hdmi Function

    These functions may work with devices time you watched the TV, the system other than those manufactured by Sony, will be turned on automatically but operation is not guaranteed. when you turn on the TV again.
  • Page 56 One-Touch Play function When you play video content on disc or USB device on the system, the TV is turned on automatically. The TV’s input is switched to the HDMI input which the system is connected. Note Depending on the TV, the beginning part of content being played may not play correctly.
  • Page 57: Using The Party Chain Function

    Using the Party Chain function You can connect multiple audio systems in a chain to create a more interesting party environment and to produce higher sound output. An activated system in the chain will be the “Party Host” and share the music. Other systems will become “Party Guests”...
  • Page 58  If one of the systems is not equipped with Party Chain function Example: When connecting using this system as the first system First system Continue the connection until the last system Second Last system* system * Connect the system which is not equipped with Party Chain function at the last system, otherwise the chain will stop at that system.
  • Page 59 For detailed operation on other • • Enjoying the Party Chain systems, refer to the operating instructions of the systems. Plug in the AC power cord To select a new Party Host (when (mains lead) and turn on all the all the systems are equipped systems.
  • Page 60: Singing Along: Karaoke

    Press / repeatedly to select Note the mode you want, then press If howling occurs: — move the microphone away from the system. “STEREO”: outputs the stereo • • — change the direction of the sound. microphone. “RIGHT CH”: outputs the •...
  • Page 61: Enjoying Music With The Party Light And Speaker Light

    After singing for more than a Using the Sleep Timer minute, press SCORE again to view your score. The system turns off automatically after the preset time. Using Voice Changer Press SLEEP repeatedly to select You can change your voice when the time you want.
  • Page 62: Deactivating The Touch Panel On The Unit (child Lock)

    Hold your hand above GESTURE Deactivating the touch CONTROL sensor on the unit for panel on the unit (Child more than 5 seconds. “PARTY LOCK ON” appears on the Lock) display. To turn off the Party Lock function, You can deactivate the keys (except hold your hand above GESTURE ) on the touch panel of the unit to CONTROL sensor on the unit for...
  • Page 63: Setting The Bluetooth/network Standby Mode

    The automatic standby function does • • Turning on or off the not work in the following cases: — during tuner function. BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi — when the Sleep Timer is activated. — when microphone is connected. signal Setting the You can connect to the system from a linked network device or a paired BLUETOOTH/Network BLUETOOTH device in all functions...
  • Page 64: Updating The Software

    USB device. Follow the online Refer to SongPal Help for more instructions to update the software. details. For customers in Latin America: <> Hint For customers in Europe and Automatic update will start updating...
  • Page 65: Additional Information Troubleshooting

    Check the connection of the • • If the problem persists, consult your optional equipment, if any nearest Sony dealer. (page 19). Note that if the service personnel Turn on the connected equipment. • • changes some parts during repair, Unplug the AC power cord (mains •...
  • Page 66 The disc tray does not open and equipment. “LOCKED” appears on the display. The noise generated by the • • Consult your nearest Sony dealer • • cooling fans of the system may be or local authorized Sony service heard when the system is turned facility.
  • Page 67 The region code on the DVD VIDEO The sound loses stereo effect • • does not match the system. when you play back an AUDIO CD, VIDEO CD, audio file, video file, or The sound skips. DVD VIDEO. Wipe the disc clean (page 77). •...
  • Page 68 USB device. If this display pattern persists, You are using an unsupported USB • • contact your nearest Sony dealer. device. Check the information on the website about compatible USB Erroneous display. devices (page 12). The data stored in the USB •...
  • Page 69 The USB device is not working Make sure you select the video • • • • properly. Refer to the operating input on the TV so that you can instructions of the USB device on view the pictures from the system. how to deal with this problem.
  • Page 70 The subtitles language cannot be The BLUETOOTH device cannot changed. detect the system, or “RF OFF” appears on the display. Multilingual subtitles are not • • recorded on the DVD VIDEO being Set the BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi • • played back. signal to “WIFI OFF” or “RF ON” The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing (page 63).
  • Page 71: Music Services

    There is severe hum, noise, or Check the settings of the wireless • • distorted sound. LAN router/access point. If the SSID stealth mode is set to “On” If there are obstacles between • • on the access point, set it to “Off”. the system and your BLUETOOTH For details on the settings of the device, remove or avoid the...
  • Page 72 Home Network The server tries to play the audio • • file in an audio format that the The controller (the operating system does not support. Check device) cannot find this system. the audio format information on (The controller cannot browse the the server.
  • Page 73 “PARTY LOCK” appears when you The system does not turn off even touch any key on the unit. when the TV is turned off. Set the Party Lock function to off Check the setting of [HDMI • • • • (page 62).
  • Page 74: Resetting The System

    • — Tuner-related devices: up to Depending on the order in • • which you connect the TV and 4 devices • — Audio system (receiver/ the system, the system may be muted and “MUTING” lights up in headphone): up to 1 device display panel of the system.
  • Page 75 [RESET], then press Contact your nearest • • Press / repeatedly to select Sony dealer or local [YES], then press authorized Sony service facility and give the It takes a few seconds to complete. 5-character service Do not press  while resetting the number.
  • Page 76: Precautions

    DEVICE ERROR NO VIDEO The USB device could not be No supported video files exist in the recognized or an unknown device is playback source. connected. NOT USE DEVICE FULL You tried to perform a specific The memory of the USB device is operation under conditions where full.
  • Page 77 Touch FUNCTION repeatedly to On placement select “DVD/CD”. Do not place the system in an inclined • • position or in locations that are Remove the disc. extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or Touch  to open and close the disc humid or lacking adequate ventilation, tray.
  • Page 78 BLUETOOTH technology. following conditions. Sony cannot be held liable in any way • • — When a person, metal object, wall for damages or other loss resulting or other obstruction is between...
  • Page 79: Specifications

    BLUETOOTH devices connected with VIDEO OUT: • • this system must comply with the Max. output level 1 Vp-p, BLUETOOTH specification prescribed unbalanced, Sync. negative load by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and must impedance 75 ohms be certified to comply. However, even HDMI OUT (TV): when a device complies with the Supported audio signal:...
  • Page 80: Supported Audio Formats

    BLUETOOTH section Supported audio formats Communication system: Supported bit rate and sampling BLUETOOTH Standard version 4.2 frequencies: Output: MP3: BLUETOOTH Standard Power 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz, Class 1 16 kbps – 320 kbps (CBR/VBR) Maximum communication range: AAC: Line of sight approx. 30 m* 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48/88.2/ Frequency band: 96 kHz, 16 kbps – 320 kbps (CBR/ 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz –...
  • Page 81 Audio codec: AAC-LC (HE-AAC is not compatible.) DRM: Not compatible General Power requirements: AC 120 V – 240 V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption: 220 W Power consumption (at the Power Saving mode): 0.5 W (When “NW STBY” is set to “OFF”...
  • Page 82: 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 83 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 84 ©2016 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia 4-596-076-13(1)

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