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Blu-ray Disc/DVD
Home Theatre System
Operating Instructions
BDV-F700 / F500
© 2010 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 4-184-716-52(1) Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions BDV-F700 / F500 © 2010 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 WARNING Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such as lighted candles on the apparatus.
  • Page 3: Copyrights And Trademarks

    The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents.
  • Page 4: About These Operating Instructions

    Gracenote in the United States and/or other countries. • “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: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About These Operating Instructions ... 4 Unpacking ... 6 Index to Parts and Control ... 8 Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System... 14 Step 2: Connecting the System... 20 Step 3: Performing the Easy Setup... 30 Step 4: Selecting the Source ...
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    Unpacking BDV-F700 • Unit (1) • Front speakers (2) • Subwoofer (1) • Front speaker stands (2) • Floor bases (2) • Desktop bases (2) • Base adapters (2) • Screws (with washer) (4) • Screws (2) • Speaker cords (3, white/red/ purple) •...
  • Page 7 BDV-F500 • Unit (1) • Front speakers (2) • Subwoofer (1) 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. • Speaker cord (1, purple) •...
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Control

    Index to Parts and Control For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Unit Left side A Ventilation slots B VOL (volume) +/– Adjusts the system’s volume. C Front panel display (remote sensor) E Illumination LED (page 48) (USB) port (left) (page 35) Used for connecting a USB device.
  • Page 9 A "/1 (on/standby) Turns on the unit, or sets it to standby mode. B Disc slot (page 34) C Play operation buttons N (play) Starts or re-starts playback (resume play). Plays a slideshow when a disc containing JPEG image files is inserted. x (stop) Stops playback and remembers the stop point (resume point).
  • Page 10 FRONT R FRONT L SUBWOOFER SPEAKERS A Ventilation slots B SPEAKERS jacks (page 20)
  • Page 11: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display SLEEP TUNED MONO PARTY A Lights up when the system is playing via the PARTY STREAMING function. B Flashes when the sleep timer is set. (page 48) C Lights up when a station is received. (Radio only) (page 43) D Lights up when “FM MODE”...
  • Page 12: Remote Control

    Remote control ONE-TOUCH THEATRE PLAY BRAVIA Sync SLEEP SYSTEM MENU TOP MENU RETURN FUNCTION HOME PRESET TUNING DISPLAY Number 5, +, and N buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the remote. • : For TV operations (For details, see “Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote”...
  • Page 13 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 reverse/fast forward) Fast reverse/fast forward the disc during playback.
  • Page 14: Getting Started

    Positioning the speakers For the best possible sound, place the front speakers at the same distance from the listening position (A). Place the system as illustrated below. For BDV-F700 For BDV-F500 A Front left speaker (L) B Front right speaker (R)
  • Page 15: Screws (With Washer)

    Note • Place the speakers on a flat and firm floor (not on thick pile carpet, for example). • Leave a space for inserting/ejecting the disc (approximately 15 cm) to the right (disc slot) side of the unit when placing an object nearby. Approximately 15 cm •...
  • Page 16: Screws

    Tighten the screws to secure the speaker stand. Note • Be careful not to pinch the speaker cords while tightening the screws. Assembling the speakers (BDV-F700 only) For assembling the speakers, refer to “Speaker Installation Guide.” Upward angle Screws...
  • Page 17 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 18: Speaker Cords

    Fully-disassembled illustration Speaker To install the speakers on a wall for BDV-F700/BDV-F500 Before installing the speakers on a wall, connect the speaker cord to the speaker. Be sure to match the speaker cords to the appropriate terminals on the speakers: the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #.
  • Page 19 Prepare screws (not supplied) that are suitable for the hole on the back of each speaker. See the illustrations below. 4 mm 30 mm Note • The length and type of the screw are examples. Select screws in accordance with the material or strength of the wall to which you install the speakers.
  • Page 20: 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 21 To connect speaker cords to the unit Fully insert the speaker cord connectors into the unit. Note • Make sure to place the unit on a soft thick cloth to prevent damaging the unit. To connect the speaker cord to the subwoofer Connect the speaker cord to the subwoofer.
  • Page 22 Thread the speaker cord through the gap along the side of the subwoofer, and secure it in the speaker cord holder.
  • Page 23 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. B Video cord (not supplied) To the video input jack of the TV. To the HDMI IN jack of the TV.
  • Page 24 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. With a digital audio connection, the system receives a Dolby Digital multiplex broadcast signal and you can enjoy multiplex broadcast sound.
  • Page 25 Connecting the other components When you connect the system and other components to the TV, video signals from the system and the components are sent to the TV, and audio signals from the components are sent to the system as follows.
  • Page 26: Fm Wire Antenna (Aerial)

    Connecting the antenna (aerial) To connect the antenna (aerial) FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) • If you have poor FM reception, use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the unit to an outdoor FM antenna (aerial) as shown below. Outdoor FM antenna (aerial) ANTENNA FM75...
  • Page 27: Connecting To The Network

    ADSL modem/ cable modem router USB Wireless Setup Use a wireless LAN via the USB Wireless LAN Adapter (Sony UWA-BR100* only) (not supplied). The USB Wireless LAN Adapter may not be available in some regions/countries. * As of January 2010.
  • Page 28 Attaching the panel cover After connecting the cables, organize them and attach the panel cover by following the Steps below. Place the unit on its face. Note • Make sure to place the unit on a soft thick cloth to prevent damaging the unit. Bring together the cables (except the FM wire antenna (aerial)), thread them through the gap on the bottom of the unit, and then draw them around the rear support (A).
  • Page 29 Attach the panel cover to the rear of the unit. Put the corner of the panel cover on (C), then slide it inward until it clicks into place. Thread the FM wire antenna (aerial) through the small indentation of the panel cover. Note •...
  • Page 30: Step 3: Performing The Easy Setup

    Step 3: Performing the Easy Setup Before performing Step 3 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 31: Step 4: Selecting The Source

    Step 4: Selecting the Source You can select the playback source. FUNCTION Press FUNCTION repeatedly until the desired function appears in the front panel display. Each time you press FUNCTION, the function changes as follows. “BD/DVD” t “D. MEDIA” t “TUNER FM” t“TV”...
  • Page 32: Step 5: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 5: Enjoying Surround Sound After performing the previous Steps and starting playback, you can easily enjoy surround sound. Surround sound brings the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. SYSTEM MENU X/x/c, Selecting surround settings based on your listening preference Press SYSTEM MENU.
  • Page 33 Note • Depending on the input stream, the surround settings may not be effective. • When you play a Super Audio CD, surround settings are not activated. • The system memorizes the last surround setting selected for each function. Whenever you select a function such as “BD/DVD” or “TUNER FM,” the surround setting that was last applied to the function is automatically applied again.
  • Page 34: Playback

    Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see “Playable Discs” (page 66). Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the system appears on your TV screen. Load a disc. Push the disc into the disc slot until the disc is pulled in automatically.
  • 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 player 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

    • The iPod is charged when connected to the system while the system is turned on. • You cannot transfer songs onto the iPod. • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod is lost or damaged when using an iPod connected to this unit.
  • Page 37 (for the party host only) You can use other components to play the content that is playing on the system. Turn on the system and other Sony components compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function. Make sure that each component is connected to the network.
  • Page 38 (for a party guest only) You can use the system to play the content that is playing on other components. Turn on the system and other Sony components compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function. Make sure that each component is connected to the network.
  • Page 39: Available Options

    Available Options Various settings and playback operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Common options Items Details [Playback History] Displays titles/tracks in the playback history of a BD- ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-DA (music CD) by using Gracenote technology.
  • Page 40 [Photo] only Items Details [Slideshow] Starts a slideshow. [Slideshow Speed] Changes the slideshow speed. [Slideshow Effect] Sets the effect when playing a slideshow. [Slideshow BGM] • [Off]: Turns off the function. • [My Music from USB]: Sets the music files registered in [Add Slideshow BGM].
  • Page 41: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Selecting the Effect to Suit the Source You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music. Press SOUND MODE repeatedly during playback until the desired mode appears in the front panel display. • “AUTO”: The system selects “MOVIE” or “MUSIC”...
  • Page 42: 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 71) 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 43: Tuner

    C/X/x/c, HOME FUNCTION 2 +/– Current station Current band and preset number FM 7 88.00 SONY FM Station name (European models only) Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” appears in the front panel display. Select the radio station. Automatic tuning Press and hold TUNING +/–...
  • Page 44: Using The Radio Data System (Rds)

    Press X/x to select the preset number you want. TUNED STEREO • You can select the preset number directly by pressing the number buttons. Press “COMPLETE” appears in the front panel display, and the station is stored. Repeat Steps 2 to 6 to store other stations.
  • Page 45: Other Operations

    HDMI function may not work. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the component. • The Control for HDMI function may not work if you connect other than a Sony component, even if the component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 46 Press X/x to select the setting, then press • [On]: On. • [Off]: Off. Turning the system off in sync with the TV (System Power Off) When you turn the TV off by using the POWER button on the TV’s remote or TV "/1 on the system’s remote, the system turns off automatically.
  • Page 47: Setting The Speakers

    Receiving the digital audio signal of the TV (Audio Return Channel) The system can receive the digital audio signal of the TV via an HDMI cable when your TV is compatible with the Audio Return Channel function. You can enjoy TV sound via the system by using just one HDMI cable.
  • Page 48: Using The Sleep Timer

    Note • Depending on the input stream, [Distance] may not be effective. 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 49: Deactivating The Buttons On The Unit

    Press X/x to select a setting. For BDV-F700 • “ALL SYNC”: moves the illumination to match all the audio. • “MUSIC SYNC”: moves the illumination to match the music or the radio only. • “SIMPLE 1”: turns on the illumination when you load or eject a disc.
  • Page 50: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    By adjusting the remote signal, you can control your TV with the supplied remote. Note • 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 TV’s manufacturer’s code (see the table)
  • Page 51: Settings And Adjustments

    You can update and improve the functions of the system. For information about update functions, refer to the following website: For customers in Europe Original Letter Box Auto For customers in Latin America Explanation [Audio Settings] (page 53)
  • Page 52: [Screen Settings]

    [Screen Settings] x [3D Output Setting] [Auto]: Normally select this. [Off]: Select this to display all contents in 2D. x [TV Screen Size Setting for 3D] Sets the screen size of your 3D compatible TV. x [TV Type] [16:9]: Select this when connecting to a wide- screen TV or a TV with a wide-mode function.
  • Page 53: [Audio Settings]

    [Audio Settings] x [BD Audio MIX Setting] [On]: Outputs the audio obtained by mixing the interactive audio and secondary audio to the primary audio. [Off]: Outputs the primary audio only. Select this when outputting HD audio signals to an AV receiver.
  • Page 54: [Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings]

    [BD/DVD Viewing Settings] You can make detailed settings for BD/DVD playback. x [BD/DVD Menu] You can select the default menu language for BD-ROMs or DVD VIDEOs. When you select [Select Language Code], the display for entering the language code appears. Enter the code for your language by referring to “Language Code List”...
  • Page 55: [Music Settings]

    [Dimmer] [Bright]: Bright lighting. [Dark]: Low lighting. x [HDMI Settings] By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the Control for HDMI function with an HDMI cable, operation is simplified. For details, see “Using the Control for HDMI Function for “BRAVIA” Sync” (page 45).
  • Page 56: [Network Settings]

    [USB Wireless Setup]: Select this when you use a USB Wireless LAN Adapter. For more information, go to For customers in Europe For customers in Latin America x [Network Connection Diagnostics] You can run the network diagnostic to check if the network connection has been made properly.
  • Page 57: [Easy Setup]

    [Automatic 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 58: 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 59: Notes About The Discs

    On moving the system • Before moving the system, make sure that there is no disc inserted, and remove the AC power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (mains). Notes about the Discs On handling discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge.
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    • After checking the above items and fixing any problems, turn on the system. If the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Problems and solutions • The distance between the remote and the unit is too far.
  • Page 61 Symptom Problems and solutions Video signals are only output • Set [Output Video Format] in [Screen Settings] to [Video] (page 52). from the HDMI OUT jack when connecting the HDMI OUT jack and VIDEO OUT jack at the same time. The dark area of the picture is too •...
  • Page 62 Symptom There is no digital sound from the HDMI OUT jack when using the Audio Return Channel function. The system does not output sound correctly when connected to a set-top box. Severe hum or noise is heard. The sound loses stereo effect when you play a CD.
  • Page 63 (mains lead) from the wall outlet (mains), then reconnect after several minutes. A disc cannot be ejected and • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display. The Control for HDMI function •...
  • Page 64: Usb Device

    RETURN to select [Manual registration]. • See [Network Update] (page 51) to update the system to a newer software version. Problems and solutions • Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and give the error code. (USB) port.
  • Page 65 Symptom Problems and solutions appears without any • Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. messages on the entire screen.
  • Page 66: 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 67: Playable Types Of Files

    Playable Types of Files Video File format Extensions 1)5) MPEG-1 Video/PS “.mpg,” “.mpeg,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” MPEG-2 Video/PS, 1)6) DivX “.avi,” “.div,” “.divx” 1)5) MPEG4/AVC “.mkv,” “.mp4,” “.m4v,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” 1)5) WMV9 “.wmv,” “.asf” AVCHD Music File format Extensions MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio “.mp3”...
  • Page 68: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported Audio Formats Audio formats supported by this system are as follows. Format LPCM 2ch Function “BD/DVD” “SAT/CABLE” “TV” a: Supported format. –: Unsupported format. LPCM 5.1ch, Dolby Digital Dolby LPCM 7.1ch TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus – – DTS-ES DTS-HD Discrete 6.1, High DTS-ES...
  • Page 69: Specifications

    87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz (50 kHz step) Antenna (aerial) FM wire antenna (aerial) Antenna (aerial) terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz Speakers Front (SS-TSF770) for BDV-F700 Speaker system 2-Way 2-Driver Bass reflex Speaker unit Tweeter: 20 mm cone type Woofer: 40 mm ×...
  • Page 70 Latin American models: Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. • Standby power consumption 0.3 W. • Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the certain printed wiring boards. • Over 85% power efficiency of amplifier block is achieved with the full digital amplifier, S-Master.
  • Page 71: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1032 Afrikaans 1194 Galician 1039 Amharic 1196 Guarani 1044 Arabic 1203 Gujarati 1045 Assamese 1209 Hausa 1051 Aymara 1217 Hindi...
  • Page 72: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD The AVCHD format is a high-definition digital video camera format used to record SD (standard definition) or HD (high definition) signals of either the 1080i specification* or the 720p specification** on DVDs, using efficient data compression coding technology. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is adopted to compress video data, and the Dolby Digital or Linear PCM system is used to compress audio...
  • Page 73 PhotoTV HD “PhotoTV HD” allows for highly-detailed pictures, and photo-like expression of subtle textures and colors. By connecting Sony “PhotoTV HD” compatible devices using an HDMI cable, a whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking Full HD quality. For...
  • Page 74: Index

    Index Numerics 24p True Cinema 73 3D 34 3D Output Setting 52 A/V SYNC 40 ARC 24 Attenuate - AUDIO 53 Audio 54 Audio DRC 53 Audio Output 53 Audio Return Channel 24, 55 Audio Settings 53 Auto Display 56 Auto Standby 56 AVCHD 72 BD Audio MIX Setting 53...
  • Page 75 System Information 56 SYSTEM MENU 32, 40 System Settings 55 Test Tone 48 TV Screen Size Setting for 3D 52 TV Type 52 Unit 8 Update 51 USB 35 Volume Limit 55 WEP 27 WPA2-PSK (AES) 27 WPA2-PSK (TKIP) 27 WPA-PSK (AES) 27 WPA-PSK (TKIP) 27 YCbCr/RGB (HDMI) 52...
  • Page 76 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 Europe: For customers in Latin America: Printed in Malaysia...