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4-107-851-11 (1)
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Instruction Manual
Personal Navigation System
Instruction Manual
NV-U94T
NV-U84
NV-U74T
©2008 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-107-851-11 (1) Instruction Manual Personal Navigation System Instruction Manual NV-U94T NV-U84 NV-U74T ©2008 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Using the manuals The manuals for this unit consist of the following 3 guides. Before installing or operating the unit, read these manuals thoroughly and retain them for future reference. • Quick Start Guide Contains instructions on basic operations, such as installation, navigation operations, etc. After you have read this manual, you should be ready to start using the unit.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Basic Operations Menu operations ............. . 7 Gesture Command operations .
  • Page 4 Destination management ............40 Recent destinations .
  • Page 5 Video Playback (NV-U94T only) Transferring video files ............60 Watching videos .
  • Page 6 Using the PC Application Software System requirements ............78 Installing the software .
  • Page 7: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Common procedures to operate the system are explained. General operations can be performed on the touch screen. Gently touch the displayed icons with your finger. Note Do not press the display with excessive force. Do not use any sharp object, such as a pen, etc., to tap on the display.
  • Page 8 Other basic menu operations cancel the setting confirm the selection/proceed to the next step “Done” or “OK” About the battery status indication The battery status can be checked by the indicator in the main menu. Indicator Status Adapter connected. Fully charged. Not fully charged.
  • Page 9: Gesture Command Operations

    Gesture Command operations Frequently-used operations can be performed by assigning finger strokes such as a line, etc. For navigation In the map display (except in map scrolling mode), draw the command stroke as below. start navigation to your home (page 17) start navigation to a destination stored in Favorites (page 22) change map scale to the “Preset Scale”...
  • Page 10 For audio/video playback (NV-U94T only) In the audio/video playback display, draw the command stroke as below. For details on audio/video playback, see page 54 and 60. start/pause playback (only when playback controls are shown) skip to the beginning of the previous/current file skip to the beginning of the next file skip to the previous folder...
  • Page 11: Keyboard Operations

    Keyboard operations The keyboard display appears when you need to enter text. When entering addresses, you need only enter characters in upper case, as the system automatically converts them to appropriate characters. You can change the case or enter special characters/symbols when necessary.
  • Page 12 enter an alphabetical character enter a number enter a special character enter a symbol enter a space delete a character change the case proceed to the next step show the candidate list* confirm the entry *1 When another keyboard type is selected, touch “123” to switch to the numeric keyboard. *2 The candidate list automatically appears when candidates are narrowed down as you continue inputting characters.
  • Page 13: Navigation

    Navigation Checking the GPS status About the GPS status indication The GPS status can be checked by the color of the current position icon. If the current position is not displayed, touch VOICE/POS. to show the icon. Indication Status Signals are insufficient for navigation. Reception temporarily interrupted (e.g., in a tunnel).
  • Page 14 Viewing detailed GPS status information Detailed GPS status information, such as the latitude, longitude, etc., can be viewed to check if the current position is properly calculated. In the menu display, touch , “General,” then “GPS Status.”...
  • Page 15: Route Searching

    Route searching You can search for a route in various ways. The following route search methods are available. • “Address search” (page 15) • “Home search” (page 17) • “POI search” (page 17) • “Intersection search” (page 19) • “City center search” (page 20) •...
  • Page 16 Select the desired city in the list. If more than one address candidate exists, the list of candidates appears. In this case, select the desired address. The address confirmation display appears. Select “Go.” Route guidance starts. Street search If the house number is not known, a search can be made to an approximate point on the street. In the menu display, touch If the state selection display appears, select the new (current) state or “Change to Different State.”...
  • Page 17: Home Search

    Home search If you register your home, you can search for a route there. For details on registering your home, see page 71. In the menu display, touch Route guidance starts. If you select “Take Me Home” without having registered a home address, the registration display automatically appears.
  • Page 18 By POI name You can search for a route to a POI by directly entering its name. In the menu display, touch The search method selection display appears. Select “Points of Interest.” Select “By Name.” The POI name input display appears. Enter the POI name.
  • Page 19: Intersection Search

    By POI category You can search for a route to a POI by selecting its category(ies). In the menu display, touch The search method selection display appears. Select “Points of Interest.” Select “Category.” The list of category candidates appears. Select the desired category. Select sub category when necessary until the POI candidates are narrowed down.
  • Page 20: City Center Search

    City center search The city center can be set as a destination. In the menu display, touch The search method selection display appears. Select “Find City.” The city name input display appears. Enter the city name. The list of city candidates appears. Select the desired city in the list.
  • Page 21: Recent Destinations Search

    Changing a POI name/category in Quick Links In the menu display, touch Select “Quick Link Settings,” then the desired Quick Link. Select the desired setting method. Select By Name Category Category and By Name Recent destinations search The system stores previous destinations, allowing you to select one quickly from the list. For details on how to delete the history, see page 40.
  • Page 22: Address Book Search

    Address book search You can select the destination saved in the address book. For details on how to manage the address book, see page 40. In the menu display, touch The search method selection display appears. Select “Address Book.” The list of groups appears. Select the desired group.
  • Page 23: Option Menu In The Address/poi Confirmation Display

    Option menu in the address/POI confirmation display The option menu in the address/POI confirmation display provides various useful operations. When the confirmation display appears after setting a destination, select “Options,” then one of the following items. Item Save This Location* (page 40) Edit Item* (page 70)
  • Page 24: Map Operations

    Map operations Indications on the map When no route guidance is in progress: A Current direction (page 73) B Current speed (page 73) C Current position/GPS status indication (page 13) D North indicator/current time E Current street name continue to next page r...
  • Page 25 During route guidance: Straight-ahead driving F Distance/ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) to destination G Distance to next turn H Next instruction Approaching an intersection I Next turn instruction continue to next page r...
  • Page 26 Approaching an intersection (closer)* J Magnified view of an intersection (page 75) K Bar indication of the distance to next turn Approaching an intersection (even closer)* L Current position * You can set to hide the magnified view of an intersection (page 75). continue to next page r...
  • Page 27: Map Scrolling Mode

    Map scrolling mode You can switch to map scrolling mode by touching the map, whether during route guidance or not. By placing the desired point into the crosshair, you can view the information on the point or open the map options. Operations in map scrolling mode scroll a map move the desired point to the center of the...
  • Page 28: Using The Map Tools

    Using the map tools The map tool bar appears when you touch “Options” on the map display. MENU VOICE/ POS. 1 To show the main menu. 2 To toggle the map orientation (heading up/north up). 3 To check the TMC status/show the traffic messages on the current route (page 37).* 4 To show the call in progress display (page 50).* 5 During route guidance: To repeat the last voice guidance.
  • Page 29 More map options More options are available by selecting “More…” in the map tool bar. Item Navigate to Here* Save This Location (page 40) Edit Item* (page 70) Quit Navigation* Skip to Next Destination* Block Route* (page 34) Search from Here* *1 Available only for the point selected in map scrolling mode.
  • Page 30: Route Planning

    Route planning Creating a new itinerary The procedure to create a new itinerary is explained below. In the menu display, touch Select “Route Planning,” then “Options.” Select “New Route.” The route planning display appears in which the current position is set as the start point. For details on how to change the start point, see “Editing route points”...
  • Page 31 After setting the route point, select “Done.” The route planning display reappears with the selected point added in the list. The last setting is listed as the final destination. Repeat step 4 to 6 to continue adding route points. Up to 10 route points can be set. Select “Calculate Route.”...
  • Page 32 Editing route points You can edit the selected route points while creating an itinerary. Select the desired route point in the route planning display, then one of the following items. Item Change Location Delete Change Order You can open the route planning display and modify your itinerary, even after starting route guidance. Purpose Shows the search method selection display to set the route point again.
  • Page 33: Option Menu For Route Planning

    Option menu for route planning The option menu in the route planning/route confirmation display provides various useful operations. When the route planning/route confirmation display appears, select “Options,” then one of the following items. Item Save Route Saved Routes* Route Profile (page 74) Calculation Condition* New Route* Sort by Distance*...
  • Page 34: Adding An Interim Destination To The Current Route

    Adding an interim destination to the current route During route guidance, you can add an interim destination. In the menu display, touch the interim destination. For details on search methods, see “Route searching” on page 15. You can select the desired search method, except for home search and Favorites search. After setting the interim destination, select “Options”...
  • Page 35: Route Confirmation

    Route confirmation Viewing the turn-by-turn list During route guidance, you can view the turn-by-turn list. In the map display, select “Options,” then “Turns.” The turn-by-turn list appears. Select the desired item to show the detailed information. continue to next page r...
  • Page 36: Viewing The Entire Route

    Viewing the entire route During route guidance, you can view the entire route to the destination. In the map display, select “Options,” then “Turns.” Select “Route Confirmation.” The entire route appears. To change the route calculation conditions 1 Select “Change Condition,” then the desired option. Route guidance starts.
  • Page 37: Tmc Information (nv-u94t/u74t Only)

    TMC information (NV-U94T/U74T only) The built-in TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver* allows you to receive traffic information. You can check the traffic messages. * For NV-U94T, the receiver is located in the cradle. For NV-U74T, the receiver is located in the unit. Checking traffic information About the TMC status indication The TMC status can be checked by the traffic icon in the map display.
  • Page 38 Viewing traffic messages In the menu display, touch The list of traffic messages appears. If the traffic information type set to display is previously selected, the relevant messages appear (page 39). A Traffic event type B Distance from the current position C State D Road name E Traffic message...
  • Page 39: Selecting The Traffic Information Type

    Selecting the traffic information type You can select the traffic information type to display. Open the list of traffic messages. For details, see “Viewing traffic messages” on page 38. Select “Change Message.” The type selection display appears. Select the desired type. Select On Route Not on Route...
  • Page 40: Destination Management

    Destination management Destinations on “Recent Destinations,” “Address Book,” and “Favorites” can be managed. Recent destinations You can delete the history of “Recent Destinations.” In the menu display, touch Select “Delete.” Select the item to delete. To select all items, select “All.” To unselect all items, select “Clear.”...
  • Page 41: Favorites

    Set the following items. Item Name Group Phone Icon Sound Select “Done.” The destination is added to the address book and indicated by the selected icon on the map. From the map option menu In the map display, touch the map to switch to the map scrolling mode, then select the desired point.
  • Page 42: Bluetooth Hands-free Calling (nv-u94t/u74t Only)

    Bluetooth Hands-free Calling (NV-U94T/U74T only) The following is the basic procedure required for using the Bluetooth function. 1 Bluetooth signal activation Activating the Bluetooth signal is required to connect this unit to a Bluetooth compatible cellphone. 2 Pairing When connecting a cellphone for the first time, mutual registration is required. This is called “pairing.”...
  • Page 43: Activating The Bluetooth Signal

    Activating the Bluetooth signal In the menu display, touch Select “Bluetooth Signal,” then “ON.” The signal is activated. The Bluetooth indicator lights up in blue. Pairing with a cellphone Pairing is required only the first time you connect to a cellphone. To pair this unit to a cellphone, you need to enter the same passkey* on this unit and on the cellphone.
  • Page 44: Searching From A Cellphone

    Searching from a cellphone The procedure to search for this unit from a cellphone is explained below. In this case, the name of the unit is registered as “nav-u,” which can be changed in the Bluetooth setting (page 76). Start searching for this unit from the cellphone. For details, see the manual of the cellphone.
  • Page 45: Connecting To A Cellphone

    Connecting to a cellphone Once the Bluetooth signal is activated, the unit searches for the last connected cellphone, and connection is made automatically if possible. In this chapter, instructions on how to connect manually to registered cellphones are introduced. Before starting, be sure to activate the Bluetooth signal both on this unit and the cellphone. In the menu display, touch The list of registered cellphones appears.
  • Page 46: Making Calls

    Making calls You can make hands-free calls in various ways. The following calling methods are available. • “Dialing a phone number” (page 46) • “Using the list of recent calls” (page 47) • “Using the phone book” (page 47) • “Using preset numbers” (page 48) •...
  • Page 47: Using The List Of Recent Calls

    Using the list of recent calls The system stores the last 40 calls, allowing you to select one quickly from the list. For details on how to delete the history, see page 52. In the menu display, touch The calling method selection display appears. Select “Make a Call,”...
  • Page 48: Using Preset Numbers

    Using preset numbers You can make a call quickly using preset phone numbers. For details on how to preset phone numbers, see page 77. In the menu display, touch The calling method selection display appears. Select “D1,” “D2,” “D3,” or “Home.” The call is made.
  • Page 49: Receiving Calls

    Receiving calls With the unit connected to the cellphone, you can receive a call in any status. The following display indicates an incoming call, along with the ring tone. Name* and phone number of other party * Appears only when stored in the phone book. Touch Hands-free talking starts.
  • Page 50: Operations During A Call

    Operations during a call Various operations are available from the following call in progress display, which appears during a call. Name* and phone number of other party * Appears only when stored in the phone book. To adjust the volume of the hands-free function Touch –/+.
  • Page 51: Entering Numbers

    Entering numbers You may need to enter numbers during a call (e.g., to forward the call). Select “Numeric Input” in the call in progress display. The number input display appears. Enter the required number. Ending a call Touch in the call in progress display.
  • Page 52: Call Data Management

    Call data management Call data on “Recent Calls” and “Phone Book” can be managed. Recent calls You can delete the history of “Recent Calls.” In the menu display, touch Select “Make a Call,” then “Recent Calls.” Select “Delete.” Select the item to delete. To select all items, select “All.”...
  • Page 53 Deleting data You can delete unnecessary data in the phone book of this unit. In the menu display, touch Select “Phone Book,” then “Delete.” Select the contact to delete. To select all contacts, select “All.” To unselect all contacts, select “Clear.” Select “Done,”...
  • Page 54: Audio Playback (nv-u94t Only)

    Audio Playback (NV-U94T only) You can listen to audio files stored on a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the unit. Supported audio file type • File format MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3), AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) • File extension MP3: .mp3 AAC: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp •...
  • Page 55: Listening To Audio

    Listening to audio In the menu display, touch The audio playback display appears, and playback of audio files in the “Memory Stick Duo” starts. Audio playback controls Elapsed time/total time Progress bar 1 To exit the audio player. 2 To select a file from the list (page 56). 3 To skip to the beginning of the previous/current file.
  • Page 56: Selecting An Audio File From The List

    Selecting an audio file from the list You can select an audio file to play from the list. In the audio playback display, select “List.” The list of folders/files appears. To move to the upper level, touch Select the desired folder/file. If you select a folder, then select the desired file.
  • Page 57: Audio Streaming Via Bluetooth

    Audio streaming via Bluetooth You can listen to audio files through your car audio system if it supports A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Bluetooth technology. About the Bluetooth status indication The Bluetooth status can be checked by the indicator in the main menu. Indicator Status None...
  • Page 58: Preparation

    Preparation To perform audio streaming, you first need to pair the unit and car audio unit. Before starting, be sure to activate the Bluetooth signal both on this unit (page 43) and the car audio unit. In the menu display, touch Select “Add Devices.”...
  • Page 59: Audio Settings

    Audio settings The following audio settings are configurable. In the audio folder/file list, select “Settings” c the desired item c the desired option. Item Play Mode Audio Transfer Rate (A2DP) Purpose Repeats the current file, all files in the current folder, or all files in a “Memory Stick Duo”: “Repeat Single Content,”...
  • Page 60: Video Playback (nv-u94t Only)

    Video Playback (NV-U94T only) You can watch video files stored on a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the unit. Supported video file type • File format MP4 (MPEG-4 Simple Profile) • File extension .mp4 • Frame rate 15 fps • Bit rate 384 kbps •...
  • Page 61: Watching Videos

    Watching videos In the menu display, touch The video playback display appears, and playback of video files in the “Memory Stick Duo” starts. Video playback controls Touch the display if the video playback controls are not shown. Elapsed time/total time Progress bar 1 To exit the video player.
  • Page 62: Selecting A Video File From The List

    Selecting a video file from the list You can select a video file to play from the list. In the video playback display, select “List.” The list of folders/files appears. To move to the upper level, touch Select the desired folder/file. If you select a folder, then select the desired file.
  • Page 63: Video Sound Streaming Via Bluetooth

    Video sound streaming via Bluetooth When you play video files, playback sound can be output from your car audio system if it supports A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Bluetooth technology. About the Bluetooth status indication The Bluetooth status can be checked by the indicator in the main menu. Indicator Status None...
  • Page 64: Preparation

    Preparation To perform video sound streaming, you first need to pair the unit and car audio unit. Before starting, be sure to activate the Bluetooth signal both on this unit (page 43) and the car audio unit. In the menu display, touch Select “Add Devices.”...
  • Page 65: Video Settings

    Video settings The following video settings are configurable. In the video folder/file list, select “Settings” c the desired item c the desired option. Item Screen Size Play Mode Lip Sync (A2DP) Audio Transfer Rate (A2DP) Purpose Selects the screen size. Repeats the current file, all files in the current folder, or all files in a “Memory Stick Duo”: “Repeat Single Content,”...
  • Page 66: Photo Playback

    Photo Playback You can view photo files stored on a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the unit. Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” containing photo files shot by a Sony digital still camera in the unit. Supported photo file type • File format JPEG •...
  • Page 67: Photo Playback Controls

    Photo playback controls Touch the display if the photo playback controls are not shown. File name/shooting date and time 1 To exit the photo browser. 2 To select a file from the list. 3 To skip to the previous file. 4 To start the slideshow.
  • Page 68: Photo Settings

    Photo settings The following photo settings are configurable. In the photo file list, select “Settings” c the desired item c the desired option. Item Playing Interval Repeat Slideshow Range File Order Purpose Sets the slideshow interval. Repeats the slideshow. Plays slideshow of all photo files in a “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 69: Settings

    Settings The setting menu includes the following categories. • “Route Planning” (page 69) • “Address Book” (page 70) • “General” (page 71) • “Map” (page 73) • “Route Profile” (page 74) • “Guide” (page 75) • “Bluetooth” (NV-U94T/U74T only) (page 76) •...
  • Page 70: Address Book Settings

    Address book settings The following address book settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Edit Item Edit Groups Make Backup Restore Address Book Import Items Export Items c “Address Book” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Edits the address book entry.
  • Page 71: General Settings

    General settings The following settings related to the system are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Volume (Operation Sound) Units Time Format Time Zone Select Language Display Input Home Address Start the Configuration Wizard Daylight Saving Time c “General” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Presets the volume level for touch screen operation sound: “Level 3,”...
  • Page 72 Item GUI Day / Night Mode Power Saving (Display OFF) Keyboard Style (page 11) Password Lock Change Password Reset Factory Default Product Information GPS Status (page 14) Firmware Version Memory Stick Information Demonstration Mode Favorites (page 41) Track Log Purpose Selects the color theme of menu displays.
  • Page 73: Map Settings

    Map settings The following map display settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item 2D / 3D Map View Map Orientation Map Color Automatic Map Color Change Preset Scale (page 9) Landmark Icon Driving Trail Delete Driving Trail Address Book Icon Always Show Traffic Button (NV-U94T/U74T only) Road Width...
  • Page 74: Route Profile Settings

    Route profile settings The following route profile settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Ferries Carpool Lanes Traffic Information (NV-U94T/U74T only) Driving Route History Calculation Condition c “Route Profile” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Allows the use of ferries/avoids them unless no alternative is available: “Allow,”...
  • Page 75: Guidance Settings

    Guidance settings The following route guidance settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Volume (Guide) Voice Attention (Merge) Automatic Zoom Intersection Zoom Select Voice c “Guide” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Presets the volume level for voice guidance: “Level 3,”...
  • Page 76: Bluetooth Settings (nv-u94t/u74t Only)

    Bluetooth settings (NV-U94T/U74T only) The following Bluetooth settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item My Devices Add Devices (page 43) Bluetooth Signal (page 43) Bluetooth Device Info Select Audio Output (page 58 and page 64) (NV-U94T only) c “Bluetooth” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Views the list of registered Bluetooth device(s);...
  • Page 77: Phone Settings (nv-u94t/u74t Only)

    Phone settings (NV-U94T/U74T only) The following phone settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Select Phone (page 45) Receive Phone Book (page 52) Volume (Ring Tone) Speed Dial Noise / Echo Cancellation *1 The name of “Home” cannot be changed. *2 Available only if data exists in the phone book.
  • Page 78: Using The Pc Application Software

    Using the PC Application Software You can install the PC application software to your computer. Using the software, you can manage various data to use on the unit. System requirements Computer • IBM PC/AT compatible machines • USB port • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 (or later) •...
  • Page 79: Installing The Software

    Installing the software Go to http://esupport.sony.com/ Enter your model number (e.g., NV-U94T), then click “Continue.” Select “Drivers,” then “nav-u tool” to download the software. Follow the instructions at the website and complete the installation. Connecting the unit to your computer Turn on the unit and your computer.
  • Page 80: Starting The Software

    2 To manage the map data (page 82). 3 To manage the address book data (page 83). 4 To upgrade the firmware (page 85). 5 To select the language for software on-screen displays. 6 To access to the Sony navigation support site.
  • Page 81: Guidance Voice Data Management

    Guidance voice data management You can transfer guidance voice data from your computer to the unit, using the software. Before starting, connect the unit to your computer and start the software. You can also transfer data to the “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the unit. Select “Guidance Voice Manager.”...
  • Page 82: Map Data Management

    Map data management You can transfer and replace the map data on the unit, using the software (e.g., to restore map data if necessary). Before starting, connect the unit to your computer and start the software. Select “Map Manager.” If the map data does not appear, select “Browse,” then specify the data location. In the list, select the map to transfer, then Transfer starts.
  • Page 83: Address Book Data Management

    Address book data management Address book data on the unit or your computer can be managed, using the software. You can transfer or import the address book data on the unit or your computer. Editing the address book data on your computer You can edit the address book data on your computer, using the software.
  • Page 84: Transferring Address Book Data From Your Computer To The Unit

    Transferring address book data from your computer to the unit You can transfer address book data from your computer to the unit, using the software. Before starting, connect the unit to your computer and start the software. Select “Address Book Manager.” Select If the data does not appear in the list, select “Browse,”...
  • Page 85: Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware upgrade You can upgrade the firmware on the unit, using the software. For details, visit the website below: http://www.sony.com/nav-u/support...

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