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Sony BDV-E880 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 4-261-380- Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions BDV-E980/BDV-E880/BDV-E580/BDV-T58...
  • Page 2 Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. BDV-E580/BDV-T58 Serial No.______________ The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model manufactured for sale in the U.S.A.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    On watching 3D video images Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, fatigue, or nausea) while watching 3D video images. Sony recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video images. The length and frequency of necessary breaks will vary from person to person.
  • Page 4: Copy Protection

    • “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™” and “Wi- Fi Protected Setup™” are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. • “PhotoTV HD” and the “PhotoTV HD” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
  • Page 5: About These Operating Instructions

    CDs, or CDs unless otherwise specified by the text or illustrations. • The instructions in this manual are for BDV-E580, BDV-E880, BDV-E980, and BDV-T58. BDV-E580 is the model used for illustration purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “BDV-E580 only.”...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About These Operating Instructions ... 5 Unpacking ... 7 Index to Parts and Control ... 11 Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System ...16 Step 2: Connecting the System ...20 Step 3: Connecting to the Network ...27 Step 4: Performing the Easy Setup ...29 Step 5: Selecting the Source ...30...
  • Page 7: Unpacking

    Unpacking BDV-E580/BDV-T58 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • Speaker cords (5, red/white/ green/gray/blue) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Video cord (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) •...
  • Page 8 BDV-E880 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • Speaker cords (5, red/white/ green/gray/blue) • Speaker-bottom covers (2) • Bases (2) • Lower parts of the front speakers (2) • Screws (silver) (2) •...
  • Page 9 BDV-E980 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • Speaker cords (5, red/white/ green/gray/blue) • Speaker-bottom covers (4) • Bases (4) • Lower parts of the front and surround speakers (4) • Screws (silver) (4) •...
  • Page 10 Preparing the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment.
  • Page 11: Index To Parts And Control

    Index to Parts and Control For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A Front panel display B Soft-touch buttons/indicators Z (open/close) (page 34) Opens or closes the disc tray. N (play) Starts or re-starts playback (resume play). Plays a slideshow when a disc containing JPEG image files is inserted.
  • Page 12: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Displays the system’s playing status. B Lights up when repeat play is activated. C Lights up when stereo sound is received. (Radio only) D Lights up when the system is playing via the PARTY STREAMING function.
  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    Rear panel SPEAKERS FRONT R FRONT L SUBWOOFER CENTER SUR R SUR L A SPEAKERS jacks (page 20) B COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (page (USB) port (page 35) D SAT/CABLE (DIGITAL IN COAXIAL) jack (page 24) E ANTENNA (FM COAXIAL 75Ω) jack (page 26) F A.CAL MIC jack (pages 29, 48) COMPONENT VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 14: Remote Control

    Remote control SPEAKERS TV AUDIO BRAVIA Sync DIMMER SLEEP FUNCTION FAVORITES AUDIO YELLOW BLUE TOP MENU RETURN SOUND MODE HOME PRESET REPLAY ADVANCE TUNING PLAY DISPLAY PAUSE MUTING Number 5, AUDIO, VOL +, and N buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the remote.
  • Page 15 F Playback operation buttons See “Playback” (page 34). ./> (previous/next) Skip to the previous/next chapter, track, or file. (replay/advance) Briefly replay the current scenes for 10 seconds./Briefly fast forwards the current scenes for 15 seconds. m/M (fast/slow/freeze frame) Fast reverse/fast forward the disc during playback.
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    • Do not lean or hang on a speaker, as it may fall down. • To assemble the speakers, refer to the supplied “Speaker Installation Guide.” (BDV-E880/BDV-E980 only) • You can install the speakers on a wall. For details, refer to the supplied “Speaker Installation Guide.”...
  • Page 17 About the subwoofer’s speaker cord (BDV-E980 only) You can arrange the subwoofer’s speaker cord by changing which direction it protrudes from the bottom of the subwoofer. • To avoid short-circuiting the speakers, make sure that the speaker cord connection is not like the following examples.
  • Page 18 When installing the subwoofer with the wide side facing forward Toward the listening position Secure the speaker cord in the speaker cord holder to the right of the speaker terminal. Speaker cord holder to the right of the speaker terminal Thread the speaker cord through the gap along the side of the subwoofer.
  • Page 19 When installing the subwoofer with the narrow side facing forward Toward the listening position Secure the speaker cord in the speaker cord holder to the left of the speaker terminal. Speaker cord holder to the left of the speaker terminal Speaker cord Thread the speaker cord through the gap along the side of the subwoofer.
  • Page 20: Step 2: Connecting The System

    Do not connect the AC power cord (mains lead) of the unit to a wall outlet (mains) until all the other connections are made. To assemble the speakers, refer to the supplied “Speaker Installation Guide.” (BDV-E880/BDV-E980 only) • When you connect another component with a volume control, turn down the volume of the other components to a level where sound is not distorted.
  • Page 21 To connect speaker cords to the unit Connect the speaker cords to match the color of the SPEAKERS jacks of the unit. When connecting to the unit, insert the connector until it clicks. White (Front left speaker (L)) (Front right speaker (R)) SPEAKERS FRONT R...
  • Page 22: Connecting The Tv

    Rear panel of the unit Audio Return Channel. For details, see “About Audio Return Channel” (page 23). The HDMI cable is supplied with BDV-E880/BDV-E980/BDV-T58 only. Available only when your TV is compatible with the Audio Return Channel function. ”: Connection A...
  • Page 23 A HDMI cable connection If your TV has an HDMI jack, connect to the TV with an HDMI cable. This will provide better image quality compared to other types of connections. When connecting with an HDMI cable, you need to select the type of output signal when performing the Easy Setup (page 29).
  • Page 24 Connecting the other components When a component you wish to connect to the system has an HDMI (OUT) jack You can connect a component that has an HDMI (OUT) jack such as a set-top box/digital satellite ® receiver or PLAYSTATION 3, etc., with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 25 When the component does not have an HDMI OUT jack Connect the system so that video signals from the system and other component are sent to the TV, and audio signals from the component are sent to the system as follows. Video out System If the component plays sound only, connect the audio output of the component to the system.
  • Page 26 Connecting the antenna (aerial) Rear panel of the unit • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible. • If you have poor FM reception, use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the unit to an outdoor FM antenna (aerial).
  • Page 27: Step 3: Connecting To The Network

    (Sony UWA-BR100* only). * As of November 2010. The USB Wireless LAN Adapter may not be available in some regions/countries. • You can also get information for network settings from the following Sony support page: For customers in the U.S.:
  • Page 28 USB Wireless LAN Adapter to a different position or place the USB Wireless LAN Adapter and the wireless LAN router closer to each other. • You can also get information for network settings from the following Sony support page: For customers in the U.S.:
  • Page 29: Step 4: Performing The Easy Setup

    Step 4: Performing the Easy Setup Before performing Step 4 Make sure all connections are secure, and then connect the AC power cord (mains lead). Follow the Steps below to make the basic adjustments for using the system. Displayed items vary depending on the country model.
  • Page 30: Step 5: Selecting The Source

    Perform the [Easy Setup]. Follow the on-screen instructions to make the basic settings using C/X/x/c, and Depending on the connection method (page 22), perform the following setting. • HDMI cable connection: Follow the instructions that are displayed on the TV screen.
  • Page 31: Step 6: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 6: Enjoying Surround Sound After performing the previous Steps and starting playback, you can easily enjoy surround sound. You can also select pre-programmed surround settings that are tailored to different kinds of sound sources. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. X/x/c, Selecting surround settings based on your listening preference The setting method differs depending on the function.
  • Page 32 Press OPTIONS. The option menu in the front panel display turns off. About speaker output of each surround setting The table below describes the options when you connect all the speakers to the unit. The default setting is [A.F.D. Multi] (“A.F.D. MULTI”). Sound from Surround setting Depending on the source.
  • Page 33 • When you select [A.F.D. Multi] (“A.F.D. MULTI”), depending on the disc or source, the beginning of the sound may be cut off while the optimum mode is automatically selected. To avoid cutting the sound, select [A.F.D. Standard] (“A.F.D. STD”). •...
  • Page 34: Playback

    Prepare for Blu-ray 3D Disc playback. • Connect the system to your 3D- compatible TV using a High-Speed HDMI cable (supplied with BDV-E880/ BDV-E980/BDV-T58 only). • Set [3D Output Setting] and [TV Screen Size Setting for 3D] in [Screen Settings] (page 58).
  • Page 35: Playing From A Usb Device

    Displaying the play information You can check the playback information, etc., by pressing DISPLAY. The displayed information differs depending on the disc type and system status. Example: when playing a BD-ROM A Output resolution/Video frequency B Title number or name C The currently selected audio setting D Available functions ( angle,...
  • Page 36: Enjoying An Ipod/Iphone

    Enjoying an iPod/iPhone You can enjoy the music/video*/photo* and charge the battery of an iPod/iPhone via the system. * U.S. and Canada models only. Compatible iPod/iPhone models The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows. Update your iPod/iPhone with the latest software before using with the system.
  • Page 37 (For other models) Connect the iPod/iPhone to the (USB) port on the unit with the iPod/ iPhone’s USB cable. Rear panel USB cable that is connected to the iPod/iPhone Front panel USB cable that is connected to the iPod/iPhone Press HOME. The home menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 38: Playing Via A Network

    • You cannot transfer songs onto the iPod/iPhone from this system. • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone connected to this unit.
  • Page 39 Network condition indicator Indicates signal strength for a wireless connection. Indicates a wired connection. D Network transmission speed E The next video file name F The currently selected video file name Playing files on a Home Network (DLNA) You can play video/music/photo files on other DLNA-certified components by connecting them to your home network.
  • Page 40 Playing the same music in different rooms (PARTY STREAMING) You can play the same music at the same time across all Sony components which are compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function and connected to your home network. There are two kinds of PARTY STREAMING- compatible components.
  • Page 41: Available Options

    To search for further related information Select an item in the lists, and select [Information Search] or [Internet Video Search]. Available Options Various settings and playback operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Common options Items Details...
  • Page 42 [Music] only Items Details [Add Slideshow Registers music files in the BGM] USB memory as slideshow background music (BGM). [Music Search] Displays information on the audio CD (CD-DA) based on Gracenote technology. [Shuffle Setting] Sets shuffle playback. (iPod/iPhone only) [Photo] only Items Details [Slideshow]...
  • Page 43: Sound Adjustment

    • “OMNI-DIR”: The same sound is audible anywhere in the room. • “3D SUR.”: “3D SUR.” is a unique Sony algorithm used for playing 3D (three- dimensional) content that provides a 3D sound experience with depth and presence by creating a virtual sound field close to your ears.
  • Page 44: Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound

    x BD/DVD VIDEO Depending on the BD/DVD VIDEO, the choice of language varies. When 4 digits are displayed, they indicate a language code. See “Language Code List” (page 76) to confirm which language the code represents. When the same language is displayed two or more times, the BD/DVD VIDEO is recorded in multiple audio formats.
  • Page 45: Tuner

    Tuner Listening to the Radio You can enjoy radio sound with the system’s speakers. FUNCTION C/X/x/c, HOME VOL +/– Current station Current preset number FM 7 88.00 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “FM” appears in the front panel display. Select the radio station. Automatic tuning Press and hold TUNING +/–...
  • Page 46 Selecting the preset station Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “FM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select the preset station. The preset number and frequency appear on the TV screen and front panel display. Each time you press the button, the system tunes in one preset station.
  • Page 47: Other Operations

    “BRAVIA” Sync This function is available on TVs with the “BRAVIA” Sync function. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the Control for HDMI function via an HDMI cable, operation is simplified. • Some functions can only be used if the connected TV is compatible, and require prior setting via the TV.
  • Page 48: 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. • The system outputs a loud test sound when [Auto Calibration] starts. You cannot turn the volume down. Give consideration to children and neighbors. Press HOME.
  • Page 49: Setting The Speakers

    Press X/x to select [OK] or [Cancel], then press x The measurement is OK. Disconnect the calibration mic, then select [OK]. The result is implemented. x The measurement is not OK. Follow the message, then select [OK] to retry. • While the Auto Calibration function is working, do not operate the system.
  • Page 50: Using The Sleep Timer

    • You can change measurement units (feet or meters) by pressing the color button (RED). x [Level] You can adjust the sound level of the speakers. You can set the parameters from –6.0 dB to +6.0 dB. Be sure to set [Test Tone] to [On] for easy adjustment.
  • Page 51: Deactivating The Buttons On The Unit

    By adjusting the remote signal, you can control your TV with the supplied remote. • When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code number may reset itself to the default (SONY) setting. Reset the appropriate code number. Preparing the remote for controlling the TV Press and hold TV "/1 while entering your...
  • Page 52: Browsing Websites

    Browsing Websites You can connect to the Internet and enjoy websites like the Sony homepage using the system. Prepare for Internet browsing. Connect the system to a network (page 27). Press HOME. The home menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 53: Setting Up The Network

    Items Details [Delete] Erases one character on the left side of the cursor during text input. [Window List] Displays a list of all currently opened websites. Allows you to return to a previously displayed website by selecting the window. [Bookmark List] Displays the bookmark list.
  • Page 54 • For more information, go to the following URL. For customers in the U.S.: For customers in Canada: English: French: For customers in Mexico and Latin America: When connecting to the LAN...
  • Page 55 The value of the internet settings appears on the TV screen. Press c. Press X/x to select [Save & Connect], then press The system starts checking the network connection. Check that the message [Internet Settings is now complete.] appears, then press The setup is finished.
  • Page 56: About Wireless Lan Security

    Press X/x to select the security mode, then press • [None]: Select this if the wireless LAN is unsecured. Setup of wireless LAN connectivity is finished. Next, enter the IP address settings by following the Steps of “Auto setting” or “Manual setting” in “When connecting to the LAN with a LAN cable”...
  • Page 57: Settings And Adjustments

    For information about update functions, refer to the following website: For customers in the U.S.: For customers in Canada: English: French: Explanation [Audio Settings] (page 59) Makes the audio settings according to the type of connecting jacks.
  • Page 58: [Screen Settings]

    For customers in Mexico and Latin America: During a software update, “UPDATING” appears in the front panel display. After the update completes, the main unit automatically turns off. Please wait for the software update to complete; do not turn the main unit on or off, or operate the main unit or TV.
  • Page 59: [Audio Settings]

    x [BD/DVD-ROM 1080/24p Output] [Auto]: Outputs 1920 × 1080p/24 Hz video signals only when connecting a 1080/24p- compatible TV using the HDMI (OUT) jack. [Off]: Select this when your TV is not compatible with 1080/24p video signals. x [YCbCr/RGB (HDMI)] [Auto]: Automatically detects the type of external device, and switches to the matching color setting.
  • Page 60: [Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings]

    x [Sound Effect] You can set the system’s sound effects (SOUND MODE and [Surround Setting] [On]: Enables all of the system’s sound effects. The upper limit of sampling frequency is set to 48 kHz. [Off]: The sound effects are disabled. Select this when you do not want to set the upper limit of sampling frequency.
  • Page 61: [Parental Control Settings]

    [Parental Control Settings] x [Password] Set or change the password for the Parental Control function. A password allows you to set a restriction on BD-ROM, DVD VIDEO, or Internet video playback. If necessary, you can differentiate the restriction levels for BD-ROMs and DVD VIDEOs.
  • Page 62: [Network Settings]

    [Auto Access Permission]: Sets whether or not to allow automatic access from newly detected DLNA controller. [Smart Select]: Allows a Sony DLNA controller to find the system as the target component to operate by using the infrared ray. You can set this function to on or off.
  • Page 63: [Easy Setup]

    [Easy Setup] Re-runs the Easy Setup to make the basic settings. Follow the on-screen instructions. [Resetting] x [Reset to Factory Default Settings] You can reset the system settings to the factory default by selecting the group of settings. All the settings within the group will be reset.
  • Page 64: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners • Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens cleaners (including wet or spray types).
  • Page 65: Notes About The Discs

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Caution: This system is capable of holding a still video image or on-screen display image on your television screen indefinitely. If you leave the still video image or on-screen display image displayed on your TV for an extended period of time you risk permanent damage to your television screen.
  • Page 66: Troubleshooting

    • Set the child lock function to off (page 51). • Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and give the error code. • Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 67 Picture Symptom Problems and solutions There is no picture. • Check the output method on your system (page 22). There is no picture when you • The unit is connected to an input device that is not HDCP (High-bandwidth make an HDMI cable Digital Content Protection) compliant (“HDMI”...
  • Page 68 Sound Symptom There is no sound. The Super Audio CD sound of a component that is connected to the HDMI (IN 1) or HDMI (IN 2) jack is not output. There is no sound from the TV via the HDMI (OUT) jack when using the Audio Return Channel function.
  • Page 69: Usb Device

    • Picture/sound quality may be improved by changing the connection speed. detail, especially during fast- Sony recommends a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard- motion or dark scenes. definition video and 10 Mbps for high-definition video.
  • Page 70: Network Connection

    Network connection Symptom The system cannot connect to the network. Built-in/USB wireless LAN connection Symptom You cannot connect your PC to the Internet after [Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)] is performed. You cannot connect the system to your wireless LAN router. The desired wireless router is not detected even if [Scan] is performed.
  • Page 71: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Blu-ray Disc BD-ROM BD-R/BD-RE DVD-ROM DVD-R/DVD-RW DVD+R/DVD+RW CD-DA (Music CD) CD-ROM CD-R/CD-RW Super Audio CD Since the Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, some discs may not be playable depending on the disc type and the version. Also, the audio output differs depending on the source, connected output jack, and selected audio settings.
  • Page 72: Playable Types Of Files

    Playable Types of Files Video File format 2)5) MPEG-1 Video/PS MPEG-2 Video/PS, 2)6) Xvid 2)5) MPEG4/AVC 2)5) WMV9 AVCHD Music File format MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III) 2)4)5) 2)4) WMA9 Standard LPCM Photo File format JPEG The system does not play these files via the DLNA renderer function.
  • Page 73: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported Audio Formats Audio formats supported by this system are as follows. Format LPCM 2ch LPCM 5.1ch LPCM 7.1ch Function “BD/DVD” “HDMI1” – “HDMI2” “SAT/CABLE” – “TV” (DIGITAL IN) a: Supported format. –: Unsupported format. • HDMI (IN 1) and HDMI (IN 2) do not input sound in the case of an audio format that contains copy protections such as Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio.
  • Page 74: Specifications

    3 ohms, 1 kHz) Front/Surround (SS-TSB106) for BDV-E580/ 165 W (at 3 ohms, 80 Hz) BDV-T58 Sensitivity: 450/250 mV Surround (SS-TSB106) for BDV-E880 Dimensions (approx.) Supported formats: LPCM Mass (approx.) 2CH (up to 48 kHz), Dolby Front (SS-TSB108) for BDV-E880/BDV-E980 Digital, DTS Dimensions (approx.)
  • Page 75 315 mm × 59 mm × 53 mm in × 2 in) (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 0.4 kg (15 oz) Subwoofer (SS-WSB104) for BDV-E580/ BDV-E880/BDV-T58 Dimensions (approx.) 380 mm × 330 mm × 191 mm (15 in × 13 in × in) (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 6.3 kg (13 lb 15 oz)
  • Page 76: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Parental Control/Area Code List...
  • Page 77: Index

    Index Numerics 3D 34 3D Output Setting 58 A/V SYNC 42 Attenuate - AUDIO 59 Audio 60 Audio DRC 59 Audio Output 59 Audio Return Channel 61 Audio Settings 59 Auto Calibration 48, 60 Auto Display 62 Auto Standby 62 BD Audio MIX Setting 59 BD Hybrid Disc Playback Layer 60...
  • Page 80 The software of this system may be updated in the future. To find out details on any available updates, please visit the following URL. For customers in the U.S.: For customers in Canada: English: French: For customers in Mexico and Latin America: ©2011 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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