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.
Table of Contents Welcome! ... 2 About This Manual ... 5 This System Can Play the Following Discs ... 6 Getting Started – BASIC – Step 1: Connecting the System and TV ... 9 Step 2: Positioning the System... 13 Step 3: Performing the Quick Setup...
Advanced Settings and Adjustments Locking Discs ... 54 (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room ... 57 (SPEAKER FORMATION) Using the Setup Display... 59 Setting the Display or Sound Track Language ... 60 [LANGUAGE SETUP] Settings for the Display...
About This Manual • The instructions in this manual describe the controls on the remote. You can also use the controls on the unit if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote. • The Control Menu items may vary depending on the area.
This System Can Play the Following Discs Format of discs DVD VIDEO DVD-RW/ DVD-R DVD+RW/ DVD+R VIDEO CD (Ver. 1.1 and 2.0 discs)/ Audio CD CD-RW/CD-R (audio data) (MP3 files) (JPEG files) “DVD-RW,” “DVD+RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and the “CD” logos are trademarks. Note about CDs/DVDs The system can play CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD- RWs recorded in the following formats:...
view the disc by normal playback. Also some DATA CDs/DATA DVDs created in Packet Write format cannot be played. Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies This product is designed to play back discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies are marketed by some record companies.
Getting Started – BASIC – See Unpacking in Specifications, page 71. Inserting batteries into the remote You can control the system using the supplied remote. Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. To use the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the unit.
Step 1: Connecting the System and TV The following is the connection of the unit to the speakers and TV. Refer to the connection diagram below, and read the additional information from 1 to 4 on the following pages. Front speaker (R) FRONT R AC power cord (mains lead) Subwoofer...
1 Connecting the Speakers Required cords The connector and color tube of the speaker cords are the same color as the label of the jacks to be connected. To the SPEAKER jack Note • Do not catch the speaker cord insulation in the SPEAKER jack. To avoid short-circuiting the speakers Short-circuiting of the speakers may damage the system.
2 Connecting the TV Required cords SCART (EURO AV) cord (not supplied) Be sure to connect the SCART (EURO AV) cord to the EURO AV T OUTPUT (TO TV) jack on the unit. When you connect using the SCART (EURO AV) cord, check that the TV conforms to S video or RGB signals.
Make sure the AM loop antenna (aerial) is connected firmly by pulling softly. To connect the FM wire antenna (aerial) Connect the FM wire antenna (aerial) to the COAXIAL FM 75 Ω jack. FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) COAXIAL FM 75 Ω jack Note •...
Step 2: Positioning the System Positioning the speakers For the best possible surround sound, all the speakers other than the subwoofer should be placed at the same distance from the listening position (A). However, this system allows you to place the center speaker up to 1.6 meters (5 ft) closer (B) and the surround speakers up to 5.0 meters (16 ft) closer (C) to the listening position.
Press without inserting a disc. The Setup Display for selecting the language used in the on-screen display appears. LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: MENU: AUDIO: SUBTITLE: PORTUGUESE Press X/x to select a language. The system displays the menu and subtitles in the selected language. Press The Setup Display for selecting the aspect ratio of the TV to be connected appears.
Press X/x to select the center speaker distance from the listening position, then press Center speaker distance can be moved up to 1.6 meters (5 ft) closer to the listening position from the front speaker distance. SPEAKER SETUP CONNECTION: DISTANCE: LEVEL(FRONT): LEVEL(SURROUND): TEST TONE:...
Getting Started – ADVANCED – Turning off the Demonstration X/x/c, After connecting the AC power cord (mains lead), the demonstration appears in the front panel display. When you press "/1 on the remote, the demonstration turns off. Note • When you press "/1 on the unit, the demonstration does not turn off.
• Contact a screw shop or installer regarding the wall material or screws to be used. • Sony is not responsible for accident or damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall strength or improper screw installation, natural calamity, etc.
Basic Operations Playing Discs "/1 FUNCTION Disc tray Depending on the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on the TV to this system.
Press Z on the remote or A Stop play and remove the disc on the unit. Replay the previous scene* replay) during playback. Briefly fast forward the current scene** advance) during playback. * DVD VIDEOs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs only. The button can be used except for DivX video files (except for United Kingdom and North American models).
Press X/x repeatedly until “ATTENUATE” appears in the front panel display, then press Press X/x to select a setting. The default setting is underlined. • “ATT ON”: attenuates the input level. The output level is changed. • “ATT OFF”: normal input level. Press The setting is made.
Selecting the Movie or Music Mode You can choose a suitable sound mode for movies or music. MOVIE/ MUSIC Press MOVIE/MUSIC during playback. Press MOVIE/MUSIC repeatedly until the mode you want lights up in the front panel display. The default setting is underlined. •...
Sound Adjustments Enjoying Surround Sound by Using Sound Field You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the system’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. SOUND FIELD Press SOUND FIELD.
• When the bilingual broadcast sound is input, Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Pro Logic II MOVIE/MUSIC are not effective. Using only the front speaker and subwoofer x 2 CHANNEL STEREO This mode outputs the sound from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer.
Various Functions for Playing Discs Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Scan, Slow-motion Play, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. Note • Depending on the DVD/DivX video*/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
Searching for a Title/ Chapter/Track/Scene, etc. You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and you can search a VIDEO CD/CD/DATA CD/ DATA DVD by track, index, or scene. As titles and tracks are assigned unique numbers on the disc, you can select the desired one by entering its number.
Searching by Scene (Picture Navigation) You can divide the TV screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. Press PICTURE NAVI during playback. The following display appears. CHAPTER VIEWER Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to select an item. • [TITLE VIEWER] (DVD VIDEO only) •...
To enjoy a disc that is played before by resume playback (Multi-disc Resume) (DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD only) This system stores the point where you stopped the disc for up to 40 discs and resumes playback the next time you insert the same disc. If you store a resume playback point for the 41st disc, the resume playback point for the first disc is deleted.
Press c. The cursor moves to the track row [T] (in this case, ). PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TRACK – – 2. TRACK – – 3. TRACK – – 4. TRACK – – 5. TRACK – – 6. TRACK – – 7.
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) You can have the system “shuffle” tracks. Subsequent “shuffling” may produce a different playing order. Note • Same song may be played repeatedly during MP3 playback. Press DISPLAY during playback. The Control Menu display appears. Press X/x to select then press The options for [SHUFFLE] appear.
Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play all the titles, tracks or albums on a disc or a single title, chapter, track, or album repeatedly. You can use a combination of Shuffle or Program Play modes. Press DISPLAY during playback. The Control Menu display appears.
Using the DVD’s Menu A DVD is divided into a lot of sections, which make up a picture or music feature. These sections are called “titles.” When you play a DVD which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using DVD TOP MENU.
• [2: SUB] • [2: MAIN+SUB] Note • [2: MAIN], [2: SUB], and [2: MAIN+SUB] do not appear when one audio stream is recorded on the disc. x When playing a VIDEO CD, CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or DATA DVD (MP3 audio) The default setting is underlined.
x When playing a DATA CD (DivX video) or DATA DVD (DivX video) (except for United Kingdom and North American models) Example: MP3 audio MP3 128k Bit rate About audio signals Audio signals recorded in a disc contain the sound elements (channels) shown below. Each channel is output from a separate speaker.
Viewing Information About the Disc Viewing the playing time and remaining time in the front panel display You can check disc information, such as the remaining time, total number of titles in a DVD, tracks in a VIDEO CD, CD, MP3, or file name of a DivX video* using the front panel display (page 78).
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to change the time information. The display and the kinds of time that you can check depend on the disc you are playing. x When playing a DVD VIDEO or DVD- • T **:**:** Playing time of the current title •...
Checking the date information (JPEG only) You can check the date information during playback when the Exif* tag is recorded in the JPEG image data. Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The Control Menu display appears. 1 ( 8 ) 1 ( 2 0 ) 31/ 01/ 2007 Date information * “Exchangeable Image File Format”...
Displaying the Subtitles * Except for United Kingdom and North American models. If subtitles are recorded on a disc, you can turn the subtitles on or off while playing. If multilingual subtitles are recorded on the disc, you can change the subtitle language while playing, or turn the subtitles on or off whenever you want.
About MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files What is MP3/JPEG? MP3 is audio compression technology that satisfies the ISO/MPEG regulations. JPEG is image compression technology. Discs that the system can play You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD- Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-Rs/DVD- RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD+RWs/DVD-ROMs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) or JPEG format.
Playback order of MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files The playback order of MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files recorded on a DATA CD or DATA DVD is as follows: x Structure of disc contents Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Tree 4 Track (MP3 audio) or...
Playing DATA CDs or DATA DVDs with MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files Selecting an MP3 audio track or album Load a DATA CD or DATA DVD. The albums recorded on the DATA CD or DATA DVD appear. When an album is being played, its title is shaded.
Press X/x to select an album. x When selecting an album Press H to start playing the selected album. x When selecting an image Press PICTURE NAVI. Images of files in the album appear in 16 subscreens. Press C/X/x/c to select the image you want to view and press To play the next or previous JPEG image file...
Playing Audio Tracks and Images as a Slide Show with Sound You can play a slide show with sound by first placing both MP3 and JPEG files in the same album on a DATA CD or DATA DVD. When you play back the DATA CD or DATA DVD, select [AUTO] mode as explained below.
Press X/x to select a setting. The default setting is underlined. • [NORMAL]: sets the duration to about 6 to 9 seconds. • [FAST]: sets the duration shorter than [NORMAL]. • [SLOW1]: sets the duration longer than [NORMAL]. • [SLOW2]: sets the duration longer than [SLOW1].
Enjoying DivX (Except for United Kingdom and North American models) About DivX Video Files ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This product is an ® official DivX Certified product. You can play DATA CDs and DATA DVDs that ®...
Press H. The system starts playing the selected album. To select DivX video files, see “Selecting a DivX video file” (page 45). To go to the next or previous page Press C/c. To turn off the display Press DVD MENU repeatedly. To stop playback Press x.
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC Functions (Ver.2.0) (PBC Playback) With PBC (Playback Control) functions, you can enjoy simple interactive operations, search functions, and other such operations. PBC playback allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen.
Tuner Functions Presetting Radio Stations You can preset 20 FM stations, and 10 AM stations. Before tuning, make sure to turn down the volume to minimum. Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display. Press and hold TUNING + or –...
Listening to the Radio Preset radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting Radio Stations” (page 47)). Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET + or –...
Create a name by using the cursor buttons. Press X/x to select a character, then press c to move the cursor to the next position. Letters, numbers, and other symbols can be input for a radio station. If you make a mistake Press C/c repeatedly until the character to be changed flashes, then press X/x to select the desired character.
Other Operations Controlling the TV with the Supplied Remote You can control your TV (Sony only) with the supplied remote. Controlling TVs with the remote You can control the TV by using following buttons. By pressing You can TV [/1 Turn the TV on or off.
TV CH + 0.5 (Default) Note • This function is only for Sony TVs. (This function may not work on some Sony TVs.) • If distance between TV and this unit is too far, this function may not work. Install the unit near the TV.
Using the Sleep Timer You can set the system to turn off at a preset time, so you can fall asleep listening to music. You can preset the time in 1 or 10-minutes increments. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “SLEEP” appears in the front panel display, then or c.
Deactivating the Buttons on the Unit (Child Lock) You can deactivate the buttons on the unit (except for "/1) for preventing misoperation, such as child mischief (child lock function). When the child lock function is activated, the buttons on the unit are locked and “ up in the front panel display.
Advanced Settings and Adjustments Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) You can set two kinds of playback restrictions for the desired disc. • Custom Parental Control You can set playback restrictions so that the system will not play inappropriate discs. •...
To play a disc for which Custom Parental Control is set Insert the disc for which Custom Parental Control is set. The [CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL] display appears. CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL Custom parental control is already set. To play, enter your password and press ENTER Enter your 4-digit password using the...
Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press The display for setting the playback limitation level appears. PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD: Press X/x to select [STANDARD], then press The selection items for [STANDARD] are displayed. PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD: Press X/x to select a geographic area...
Changing the password Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu display appears. Press X/x to select [PARENTAL CONTROL], then press The options for [PARENTAL CONTROL] appear. Press X/x to select [PASSWORD t], then press The display for entering the password appears.
Press C/c to select a setting. • [STANDARD]: when installing all the speakers normally. • [NO CENTER]: when installing the front and surround speakers. • [NO SURROUND]: when installing the center and front speakers. • [FRONT ONLY]: when installing the front speakers.
Using the Setup Display By using the Setup Display, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. For an overall list of Setup Display items, see page 82. Displayed items vary depending on the country model. Note •...
To reset all of the [SETUP] settings Select [RESET] in Step 4 and press Select [YES] using X/x. You can also quit the process and return to the Control Menu display by selecting [NO] here. Press All the settings explained on pages 60 to 64 return to the default settings.
Settings for the Display [SCREEN SETUP] Choose settings according to the TV to be connected. Select [SCREEN SETUP] in the Setup Display. For details, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 59). The default settings are underlined. SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE...
Custom Settings [CUSTOM SETUP] Use this to set up playback related and other settings. Select [CUSTOM SETUP] in the Setup Display. For details, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 59). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP PAUSE MODE: TRACK SELECTION: MULTI-DISC RESUME: AUDIO DRC: DivX:...
Settings for the Speakers [SPEAKER SETUP] To obtain the best possible surround sound, set connection of the speakers and their distance from your listening position. Then use the test tone to adjust the level and the balance of the speakers to the same level. Select [SPEAKER SETUP] in the Setup Display.
• Do not place the surround speakers farther away from your listening position than the front speakers. • Depending on the input stream, the [DISTANCE] setting may not be effective. x [LEVEL (FRONT)] You can vary the level of front speakers as follows.
Returning to the Default Settings You can return the system parameters, such as preset stations, to the default settings. "/1 Press "/1 to turn on the system. Press x, A, and "/1 on the unit at the same time. “COLD RESET” appears in the front panel display and the default settings are returned.
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).
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. Picture There is no picture. • The SCART (EURO AV) cord is not connected securely.
Color irregularity occurs on the TV screen. The subwoofer and the front speakers in this system are magnetically shielded to prevent magnetic leakage. However, some leakage may occur, as a high-strength magnet is employed. If this happens, check the following items: •...
• The distance between the remote and the unit is too far. • The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on the unit. • The batteries in the remote are weak. The disc does not play. • There is no disc inserted. •...
• The DVD prohibits changing the angles. A disc cannot be ejected and “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. [Data error] appears on the TV screen when playing a DATA CD or DATA DVD.
[VER.X.XX] (X is a number) may appear on the TV screen. Although this is not a malfunction and for Sony service use only, normal system operation will not be possible. Turn off the system, and then turn on the system again to operate.
Other models: Antenna (aerial) Intermediate frequency Video section Outputs Speakers Front/Surround (SS-TS71) Speaker system Speaker unit Rated impedance Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Center (SS-CT71) Speaker system Speaker unit Rated impedance Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Subwoofer (SS-WS84) Speaker system Speaker unit Rated impedance Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.)
Glossary Album Section of a music piece or an image on a data CD containing MP3 audio tracks or JPEG files. Chapter Subdivision of a title on a DVD. A title is composed of several chapters. ® DivX (except for United Kingdom and North American models) Digital video technology created by DivX, Inc.
DVD+RW A DVD+RW (plus RW) is a recordable and rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO format. DVD-RW A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVD-RW has two different modes: VR mode and Video mode.
VIDEO CD A compact disc that contains moving pictures. The picture data uses the MPEG 1 format, one of a worldwide standard of digital compression technology. The picture data is compressed to about 1/140 of its original size. Consequently, a 12 cm VIDEO CD can contain up to 74 minutes of moving pictures.
Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language 1027 Afar 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1039 Amharic 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1051 Aymara 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1057 Byelorussian 1059 Bulgarian 1060 Bihari 1061 Bislama 1066 Bengali;...
Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A "/1 (on/standby) (18) B A (open/close) (18) C Disc operation (18) D FUNCTION (18) E Front panel display (78) Rear panel FRONT R A SPEAKER jacks (9) B EURO AV T OUTPUT (TO TV) jack (9) (remote sensor) (8)
Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Lights up when the time information of a title or chapter appears in the front panel display. (DVD only) (34) B Lights up when an NTSC disc is loaded.
Guide to the Control Menu Display Use the Control Menu display to select a function and to view related information. Press repeatedly to turn on or change the Control Menu display as follows: Control Menu display 1 Control Menu display 2 (appears for certain discs only) Control Menu display off Control Menu display The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type.
Control Menu items Selected item Function name of selected Control Menu item Operation message Displays the scene number for VIDEO CDs (PBC is on), track number for VIDEO CDs/CDs, album number for DATA CDs/DATA DVDs. DivX video album number for DATA CDs/DATA DVDs (Except for United Kingdom and North American models).
[TIME/TEXT] (page 25) Checks the elapsed time and the remaining playback time. Input the time code for picture and music searching. Displays the DVD/CD text or the MP3 track name. [SPEAKER FORMATION] (page 57) Sets the speaker formation. [PROGRAM] (page 27) Selects the track to play in the order you want.
DVD Setup Display List You can set the following items with the DVD Setup Display. The order of the displayed items may be different from the actual display. LANGUAGE SETUP OSD* MENU* AUDIO* SUBTITLE* SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE SCREEN SAVER BACKGROUND * Select the language you want to use from the displayed language list.
System Menu List You can set the following items with SYSTEM MENU on the remote. System menu MEMORY MEMORY 1-20 (FM), MEMORY 1-10 (AM) FM MODE STEREO MONO NAME IN SLEEP SLEEP OFF, SLEEP 90M-1M DIMMER DIMMER OFF DIMMER ON DEMO DEMO ON DEMO OFF...
Index Numerics 16:9 61 4:3 LETTER BOX 61 4:3 PAN SCAN 61 5.1 Channel Surround 32 A/V SYNC 37 ALBUM 25 Album 73 ANGLE 36 ATTENUATE 20 AUDIO 60 AUDIO DRC 62 BACKGROUND 61 Batteries 8 CHAPTER 25 Chapter 73 Child Lock 53 COLD RESET 65 Continuous play 18...
SYSTEM MENU 16, 19, 48, 52, 53 System menu list 83 TEST TONE 64 THEATRE SYNC 50 TIME/TEXT 25 TITLE 25 Title 74 TRACK 25 Track 74 TRACK SELECTION 62 Troubleshooting 67 TV TYPE 61 Unpacking 72 Usable discs 6 VIDEO CD 75...
Remote control ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – O ANGLE 5 (36) AUDIO 4 (31) CLEAR ef (25, 50, 60) D.TUNING wf (48) DISC SKIP* eg DISPLAY 2 (34, 49) DVD MENU wh (31, 44, 50) DVD TOP MENU qf (31) DYNAMIC BASS wd (51) ENTER wg (50) FUNCTION ws (18, 19, 26, 47, MOVIE/MUSIC qj (21)