Table of Contents Welcome! ... 2 About This Manual ... 5 Overview of DAB ... 5 This System Can Play the Following Discs ...6 Getting Started – BASIC – Step 1: Connecting the System and TV ... 10 Step 2: Positioning the System... 15 Step 3: Performing the Quick Setup...
Advanced Settings and Adjustments Locking Discs ... 58 (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room ... 61 (SPEAKER FORMATION) Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically ... 63 (AUTO CALIBRATION) Using the Setup Display... 65 Setting the Display or Sound Track Language ...
About This Manual • The instructions in this manual describe the controls on the remote. You can also use the controls on the system if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote. • The Control Menu items may be different depending on the area.
• DAB programs are broadcast in Band-III (174 to 240 MHz) and/or L-Band (1452 to 1491 MHz), with each band divided into channels. Each of these channels has its own channel label. For details on the channel labels and frequencies that this tuner supports, see the Frequency Table on page 79.
The system can play DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/ DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs recorded in the following formats: – MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image files of format conforming to UDF (Universal Disc Format) Example of discs that the system cannot play The system cannot play the following discs: •...
indication may be given even though playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by area restrictions. Note on playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs Some playback operations of DVDs and VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software producers. Since this system plays DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available.
Getting Started – BASIC – See Unpacking in Specifications, page 78. 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. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the system.
Step 1: Connecting the System and TV This hookup is the basic connection of the system to the speakers and TV. For other TV connections, see page 21. For other component connection, see page 24. To accept progressive signals, see page 22. Refer to the connection diagram below, and read the additional information from 1 to 4 on the following pages.
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. 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.
• When you want to output the TV sound or stereo sound of a 2 channel source from the 6 speakers, select the “Dolby Pro Logic,” “Dolby Pro Logic II MOVIE,” or “Dolby Pro Logic II MUSIC” sound field (page 29). 3 Connecting the Antenna (Aerial) To connect the AM antenna (aerial) The shape and the length of the antenna (aerial) is designed to receive AM signals.
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 • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). •...
Connect a DAB external antenna (aerial) (not supplied) to the ANTENNA DAB 75 Ω jack on the rear of the unit. 75-ohm coaxial cable with F male type connector (not supplied) To DAB external antenna (aerial) (not supplied) • To install the DAB external antenna (aerial) (not supplied), 75-ohm coaxial cable with F male type connector (not supplied) will be needed.
Step 2: Positioning the System Positioning the speakers For the best possible surround sound, all the speakers other than the subwoofer should be 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.
Step 3: Performing the Quick Setup Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the system. C/X/x/c ENTER Turn on the TV. Press [/1. Note • Disconnect the headphones when you perform the Quick Setup. You cannot operate steps after 12 with the headphones connected.
• [RGB]: outputs RGB signals. Note • If your TV does not accept RGB signals, no picture appears on the TV screen even if you select [RGB]. Refer to the instructions supplied with your TV. Press ENTER. The Setup Display for selecting the speaker formation appears.
Unplug the calibration mic and press C/ c to select [YES]. Quick Setup is finished. All connections and setup operations are complete. Measurement complete. FRONT L : FRONT R : CENTER : NONE SUBWOOFER : SURROUND L : NONE SURROUND R : NONE If OK, unplug calibration mic and select YES.
Getting Started – ADVANCED – Turning off the Demonstration X/x/c ENTER 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 system, 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 160 mm calamity, etc.
TV Hookup (Advanced) Select a hookup suitable for the jacks on your TV. Connecting the video cords Sends a played back DVD image to a TV. Check the jacks of your TV, and choose connection method A or B. Picture quality improves in order from A (standard) to B (component).
). If your TV accepts progressive format signals, you must use this connection and set the output channel of the system to progressive format (page 22). When connecting to a standard 4:3 screen TV Depending on the disc, the image may not fit your TV screen. To change the aspect ratio, see page 67.
Note that the picture will not be clear or no picture will appear if you select these settings when either of the above conditions are not met. x P VIDEO (PROGRESSIVE VIDEO) Select this setting when: – your TV accepts progressive signals, and, –...
Other Component Hookup Connecting the system and the other component Outputs the other component through the speakers of this system. To listen to the portable audio source sound through the system Connect the audio output jacks of the portable audio source to the AUDIO IN jack on the front panel of the system with the stereo mini-plug cord (not supplied).
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 operation details supplied with your disc. Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on the TV to this system.
Press Replay the previous scene* replay) during playback. Briefly fast forward the current scene** advance) during playback. * DVD VIDEOs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs only. ** DVD VIDEOs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD+RWs/ DVD+Rs only. Note • You may not be able to use the Instant Replay or Instant Advance function with some scenes. Enjoying the Radio or (instant Other Components...
Press X/x to select a setting. • ATT ON: attenuates the input level. The output level is changed. • ATT OFF: normal input level. Press ENTER. The setting is reflected. Press AMP MENU. The AMP menu turns off. Enjoying TV Sound from All Speakers You can enjoy TV sound from all the speakers in this system.
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 system’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. SOUND FIELD Press SOUND FIELD.
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. Standard 2 channel (stereo) sources completely bypass the sound field processing. Multi channel surround formats are downmixed to two channels. This allows you to play any source using only 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/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 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.
PROGRAM 0:00:00 ALL CLEAR 1. TRACK – – – – 2. TRACK – – 3. TRACK – – 4. TRACK – – 5. TRACK – – 6. TRACK – – 7. TRACK – – Select the track you want to program. For example, select track .
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 appears. Press X/x to select then press ENTER.
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 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 TOP MENU. When you play DVDs that allow you to select items such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the sound, select these items...
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. •...
Selecting [ORIGINAL] or [PLAY LIST] on a DVD-R/ DVD-RW Some DVD-Rs/DVD-RWs in VR (Video Recording) mode have two types of titles for playback: originally recorded titles ([ORIGINAL]) and titles that can be created on recordable DVD players for editing ([PLAY LIST]).
• When playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions, the playing time is displayed. Note • The system can only display the first level of the DVD/CD text, such as the Disc name or title. • If an MP3 file name cannot be displayed, “*” will appear in the front panel display instead.
Bit rate* 17:30 JAZZ RIVER SIDE Album name * Appears when: – playing an MP3 audio track on DATA CDs/DATA DVDs. 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.
Displaying the Subtitles 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.
When you insert a DATA CD or DATA DVD and press H, the numbered tracks (or files) are played sequentially, from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks (or files) contained within a currently selected album take priority over the next album in the same tree. (Example: C contains D so 4 is played before 5.) When you press MENU and the list of album names appears (page 45), the album names are...
Pressing MENU again will display the album list. To stop playback Press x. To play the next or previous MP3 audio track Press ./>. Note that you can select the next album by continuing to press > after the last track on the current album, but that you cannot return to the previous album by pressing ..
To stop playback Press x. • A scroll box is displayed at the right side of the screen. To display the additional image files, select the bottom image and press x. To return to the previous image, select the top image and press X. Playing Audio Tracks and Images as a Slide Show with Sound...
You can turn the album list on and off by pressing MENU repeatedly. • When you select [AUTO], the system can recognize up to 300 MP3 tracks and 300 JPEG files in a single album. When you select [AUDIO (MP3)] or [IMAGE (JPEG)], the system can recognize up to 600 MP3 and 600 JPEG files in a single album.
• [MODE4]: The images randomly cycle through the effects. • [MODE5]: The next image slides over the previous image. • [OFF]: turns off this function. Press ENTER. The selected setting takes effect. 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.
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 –...
Naming preset stations You can enter a name for preset stations. These names (for example, “XYZ”) appear in the system’s front panel display when a station is selected. Note that no more than one name can be entered for each preset station. Note •...
Using the Radio Data System (RDS) What is the Radio Data System? The Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting service that allows radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. This tuner offers convenient RDS features, such as station name display. RDS is available only for FM stations.* Note •...
but “%” does not appear in the front panel display). Depending on the DAB services available in your area, this may take a few minutes. When scanning is complete, “COMPLETE” appears in the front panel display momentarily and an available service component list is created.
Listening to a DAB station by using a preset number Preset DAB radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting DAB stations” (page 53)). Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “DAB” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET + or –...
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 To control the TV You can control the TV by using following buttons. By pressing...
By pressing Number TV CH + Note • This function is only for SONY TVs. (This function may not work on some SONY TVs.) • If distance between TV and this system is too far, this function may not work. Install the system near the •...
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 10 minutes decrements. Press SLEEP. Each time you press this button, the minutes display (the remaining time) changes as follows: SLEEP 90M t SLEEP 80M t SLEEP 70M SLEEP OFF T SLEEP 10M ...
Advanced Settings and Adjustments Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) You can set 2 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 ENTER. The display for setting the playback limitation level appears. PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD: Press X/x to select [STANDARD], then press ENTER. The selection items for [STANDARD] are displayed.
Changing the password Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select [PARENTAL CONTROL], then press ENTER. The options for [PARENTAL CONTROL] appear. Press X/x to select [PASSWORD t], then press ENTER. 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.
Note • In order to enjoy the surround sound after you change the position of the speakers, it is recommended you set [SPEAKER FORMATION], and then set [AUTO CALIBRATION]. • To set [AUTO CALIBRATION], you need to connect the supplied calibration mic. •...
supplied). The front of each speaker should face the calibration mic, and there should be no obstruction between the speakers and the calibration mic. Be quiet during the measurement. A.CAL MIC Calibration mic Press X/x to select [YES], then press ENTER.
Note • While the Auto Calibration function works: – do not turn off the power. – do not press any button. – do not change the volume. – do not change the function. – do not change the disc. – do not insert or eject a disc. –...
Press X/x to select the setup item from the displayed list: [LANGUAGE SETUP], [SCREEN SETUP], [CUSTOM SETUP], or [SPEAKER SETUP]. Then press ENTER. The Setup item is selected. Example: [SCREEN SETUP] Selected item SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: 4:3 OUTPUT: Setup items Select an item using X/x, then press...
Setting the Display or Sound Track Language [LANGUAGE SETUP] [LANGUAGE SETUP] allows you to set various languages for the on-screen display or sound track. Select [LANGUAGE SETUP] in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 65). LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: MENU:...
[4:3 LETTER BOX] [4:3 PAN SCAN] [16:9] Note • Depending on the DVD, [4:3 LETTER BOX] may be selected automatically instead of [4:3 PAN SCAN] or vice versa. x [SCREEN SAVER] The screen saver image appears when you leave the system in pause or stop mode for 15 minutes, or when you play back a CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or DATA DVD for more than 15 minutes.
Custom Settings [CUSTOM SETUP] Use this to set up playback related and other settings. Select [CUSTOM SETUP] in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 65). The default settings are underlined. CUSTOM SETUP PAUSE MODE: TRACK SELECTION: MULTI-DISC RESUME: AUDIO DRC:...
Settings for the Speakers [SPEAKER SETUP] To obtain the best possible surround sound, set for the size of the speakers you have connected 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.
Be sure to change the value in the Setup Display when you move the speakers. [L/R] Surround speaker distance from 3.0 m/10 ft the listening position can be set in (appears when you 0.2 meter (1 ft) increments from set [SURROUND] 0.0 to 7.0 meters** (0 to 23 ft).
Press X/x repeatedly to select [ON], then press ENTER. You will hear the test tone from each speaker in sequence. From your listening position, adjust the value of [LEVEL (FRONT)] or [LEVEL (SURROUND)] using C/X/x/c. The test tone is emitted from only the speaker which you are adjusting.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaner • Do not use a commercially available cleaning disc or disc/lens cleaner (wet or spray type).
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.
Even though you set the aspect ratio in [TV TYPE] of [SCREEN SETUP], the picture does not fill the screen. • The aspect ratio on the disc is fixed. Color irregularity occurs on the TV screen. The subwoofer and the front speakers in this system are magnetically shielded to prevent magnetic leakage.
“TUNED” does not appear in the front panel display (DAB only). • Check the DAB wire antenna (aerial) connection and adjust the DAB wire antenna (aerial) angle, and then perform DAB INITIAL SCAN (page 52). • The current DAB service is not available. Press TUNING + or –...
• 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 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.
DAB frequency table Band-III (174 to 240 MHz) Frequency Label Frequency 174.928 MHz 209.936 MHz 176.640 MHz 211.648 MHz 178.352 MHz 213.360 MHz 180.064 MHz 215.072 MHz 181.936 MHz 216.928 MHz 183.648 MHz 218.640 MHz 185.360 MHz 220.352 MHz 187.072 MHz 222.064 MHz 188.928 MHz 223.936 MHz...
Subdivision of a title on a DVD. A title is composed of several chapters. Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Digital Cinema Auto Calibration was developed by Sony to automatically measure and adjusts the speaker settings to your listening environment in a short period of time. Dolby Digital This movie theater sound format is more advanced than Dolby Surround Pro Logic.
and Video mode. DVD-RWs created in Video mode have the same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the contents to be programmed or edited. DVD+RW A DVD+RW (plus RW) is a recordable and rewritable disc.
• Version 1.1: You can play only moving pictures and sounds. • Version 2.0: You can play high-resolution still pictures and enjoy PBC functions. This system conforms to both versions.
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...
Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A "/1 (on/standby) (25) B Front panel display (85) C A (open/close) (25) D Disc operation (25) E FUNCTION (25) Rear panel A SPEAKER jacks (10) B COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (21) C EURO AV T OUTPUT (TO TV) jack (10, (remote sensor) (9)
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) (40) B Lights up when a station is received. (Radio only) (50) C Monaural/Stereo effect (Radio only) (50)
Guide to the Control Menu Display Use the Control Menu 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 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) Selected item DISC TITLE CHAPTER Function name of selected Control REPEAT 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.
[SPEAKER FORMATION] (pages 61, 63) Sets the speaker formation./Adjust the level of each speaker automatically. [PROGRAM] (page 34) Selects the track to play in the order you want. [SHUFFLE] (page 36) Plays the track in random order. [REPEAT] (page 37) Plays the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all albums) repeatedly or one title/chapter/track/album repeatedly.
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 16:9 TV TYPE 4:3 LETTER 4:3 PAN SCAN SCREEN SAVER BACKGROUND...
AMP Menu List You can set the following items with AMP MENU on the remote. AMP menu DIMMER DEMO ATTENUATE* * “ATTENUATE” may not appear depending on the selected function. DIMMER ON DIMMER OFF DEMO ON DEMO OFF ATT ON ATT OFF...
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