4-262-748- DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions DAV-DZ340/DAV-DZ740...
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.
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Table of Contents Precautions... 3 About These Operating Instructions ... 3 Playable Discs/Files on a USB Device... 5 Package Contents ... 9 Index to Parts and Controls... 10 Guide to the Control Menu ... 14 Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System ...17 Step 2: Connecting the System ...20 Step 3: Setting up the System ...25 Playback...
Playable Discs/Files on a USB Device Type Disc logo DVD VIDEO DVD VIDEO in VR (Video Recording) mode VIDEO CD DATA CD – DATA DVD – USB device – Characteristics • DVD VIDEO • DVD-R/DVD-RW in DVD VIDEO format or video mode •...
A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO/MPEG for compressed audio data. MP3 files must be in MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 format. Files with copyright protection (Digital Rights Management) cannot be played by the system.
Notes about Multi Session CD • This system can play a Multi Session CD when an MP3 file is contained in the first session. Any subsequent MP3 files recorded in later sessions can also be played. • This system can play a Multi Session CD when a JPEG image file is contained in the first session. Any subsequent JPEG image files recorded in later sessions can also be played.
• The following can increase the time it takes to start playback: – when a DATA CD/DATA DVD/USB device is recorded with a complicated tree structure. – when the audio files, JPEG image files, or video files in another folder have just been played. •...
Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A Disc tray B Remote sensor Receives the remote signal. Point the remote toward here when using the remote. C Front panel display D Power indicator (DAV-DZ740 only) Lights up while the system is turned on.
Rear panel SUR R SUR L SPEAKERS A SPEAKERS jacks (page 20) B TV (DIGITAL IN OPTICAL) jack (page 21) C ANTENNA (COAXIAL 75Ω FM) jack (page 23) DIGITAL SUBWOOFER CENTER FRONT R FRONT L OPTICAL SPEAKERS D EURO AV T OUTPUT (TO TV) jack (page 21) E HDMI OUT jack (page 21) COAXIAL 75...
Remote control ONE-TOUCH THEATRE PLAY BRAVIA Sync DVD/CD AUDIO TIME/ SOUND TEXT MODE CLEAR AUDIO SUBTITLE D.TUNING TOP MENU RETURN PRESET TUNING SHIFT The number 5/AUDIO IN, VOLUME +, AUDIO, and N buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the remote.
42, 44, 49) Displays playback information on the TV screen. * Works with Sony TVs only. Depending on your TV, you may not be able to use some of the buttons. Note • The AUDIO IN button does not work for this model.
Guide to the Control Menu You can use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY while using the “DVD/CD” or “USB” function. Each time you press DISPLAY, the Control Menu changes: 1 t 2 t 3 t 1 t ... 1 Control Menu 1 2 Control Menu 2 (appears when available) 3 Control Menu off...
Control Menu Example: Control Menu 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO. Control Menu items Selected item Function name of selected REPEAT Control Menu item Operation message List of Control Menu items The Control Menus 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the source. For details, see the pages in parentheses in the chart below.
[REPEAT] (page 35) You can play the entire disc/USB device (all titles/all tracks/all folders/all files) repeatedly or one title/chapter/track/folder/file repeatedly. [A/V SYNC] (page 47) You can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. [DISC MENU] (page 32) You can display the DVD’s menu. [BROWSING] (page 29) You can display the list of folders/JPEG image files.
Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System How to position the system Install the system by referring to the illustration below. To attach the foot pads to the subwoofer Remove the foot pads from the protective cover. Note • Use caution when placing the speakers and/or speaker stands attached to the speakers on a specially treated (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.) floor, as staining or discoloration may result.
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.
Fasten the screws to the wall, then hang the speaker on the wall. Depth of fastened screw 8 mm to 10 mm For the tall speakers (DAV-DZ740 only) For the center speaker 145 mm 400 mm For the small speakers...
Step 2: Connecting the System Connecting the speakers Connect the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #. The subwoofer speaker cord is fixed to the subwoofer. Color tube Connector Note •...
Connecting your TV/set-top box When connecting to a TV only 1 Video 1 Connecting the video to your TV Depending on the jacks on your TV, select one of the connection methods. x Method 1: SCART (EURO AV) cable (not supplied) connection This is the basic connection and sends both video and audio signals (analog stereo).
2 Connecting the audio from your TV/set-top box To listen to TV or set-top box sound via the system, select one of the connection methods. x Method 1: SCART (EURO AV) cable (not supplied) connection (for TV connection only) For this connection, see Method 1 of “1 Connecting the video to your TV.” x Method 2: Digital optical cord (not supplied) connection This connection sends a digital audio signal from your TV/set-top box.
Connecting the antenna (aerial) IA L 7 5 C O A X A N T E N FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) Note • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), extend and keep it as horizontal as possible.
Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the AC power cord (mains lead). The demonstration appears in the front panel display. Wall outlet (mains): The shape of the wall outlet (mains) differs depending on the area. Press "/1 on the remote to turn the system on, then press "/1 again to turn off the demonstration.
Step 3: Setting up the System Performing the Quick Setup Displayed items vary depending on the area and model. "/1 C/X/x/c, Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the system appears on the TV screen. Press "/1 to turn the system on.
Press X/x to select the Control for HDMI setting, then press HDMI SETUP HDMI RESOLUTION: AUTO CONTROL FOR HDMI: AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL: /RGB(HDMI): AUDIO(HDMI): JPEG RESOLUTION: • [OFF]: The Control for HDMI function is set to off. • [ON]: The Control for HDMI function is set to on.
Press X/x to select the desired setting, then press HDMI SETUP HDMI RESOLUTION: AUTO CONTROL FOR HDMI: AUTO AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL: 1920x1080i /RGB(HDMI): 1280x720p AUDIO(HDMI): 720x480p JPEG RESOLUTION: • [AUTO (1920 × 1080p)]: The system outputs the optimal video signal for the connected TV.
Playback Playing a Disc DVD/CD Press DVD/CD. You can also select this function by pressing FUNCTION repeatedly. Press Z to open the disc tray. Place a disc on the tray, then press Z. With the label side up Press N to start playback. Press VOLUME +/–...
Note • It may take about 10 seconds before “READING” appears in the front panel display depending on the type of USB device. [FOLDER LIST] appears on the TV screen. If [FOLDER LIST] does not appear, press DVD MENU. Press X/x to select a folder. FOLDER LIST 01 Let's Talk About Love (1985) 02 1st Album (1986)
To turn on/off the list of folders/ files Press DVD MENU. To display the list of folders/files using the Control Menu Press DISPLAY. Press X/x to select [BROWSING], then press Press X/x to select the desired list, then press • [FOLDER LIST]: A list of folders appears.
Press X, then press Watch frame by frame • /m: slow-motion play (reverse). • M/ : slow-motion play (forward). Each time you press during slow-motion play, the playback speed changes. X/x while viewing a JPEG Rotate a JPEG image file image file.
Note • You cannot search for a scene on a DVD+RW using the time code. Changing angles Press ANGLE during playback to select the desired angle. Displaying subtitles Press SUBTITLE during playback to select the desired subtitle language. Changing the audio Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback to select the sound.
Press C/X/x/c to select the item you want to play or change, then press You can also select the number by pressing the number buttons while holding down SHIFT. To display the DVD’s menu on the Control Menu Press DISPLAY. Press X/x to select MENU], then press Press X/x to select [MENU] or [TOP...
Select the track you want to program. Ex. To set track 2 as the first programmed track Press X/x to select  under [T], then press Selected track PROGRAM ALL CLEAR 1. TRACK – – 2. TRACK – – 3. TRACK –...
Playing repeatedly (Repeat Play) Press DISPLAY during playback. Press X/x to select then press Press X/x to select the item to be repeated, then press x DVD VIDEO/DVD-VR • [OFF]: Off. • [DISC]: You can repeat all of the titles on the disc.
Note • If you play a large MP3 file and JPEG image file at the same time, the sound may skip. Sony recommends that you set the MP3 bit rate to 128 kbps or lower when creating the file. If the sound still skips, reduce the size of the JPEG image file.
[T-**:**:**/C-**:**:**/D-**:**:**] Remaining time of the current item “T” stands for title/track, “C” stands for chapter, and “D” stands for disc. [**:**:**] Playing time of the current scene/video file 2 Bit rate Appears when playing an audio file. 3 File type Appears when playing an audio/video file.
Viewing the date information of a JPEG image file You can check the date information during playback when the Exif* tag is recorded in the JPEG image file. Press DISPLAY repeatedly until [DATE] appears on the control menu. 1 0 ( 1 5 ) 1 8 / 9 / 2 0 0 2 Date information * “Exchangeable Image File Format”...
Stations You can preset 20 FM stations. Current station Current band and preset number FM 10 : 88.00 MHz SONY RADIO Station name Press FM. Press and hold TUNING +/– until the auto scanning starts. Scanning stops when the system tunes in a station.
Each time you press TIME/TEXT, the display changes as follows. When the station name is received via the RDS function 1 Station name Ex. “SONY FM” 2 Frequency Ex. “12 87.50” 3 The “FM MODE” setting Ex. “STEREO” When the station name is not set 1 Frequency Ex.
Sound Effect Selecting the Effect to Suit the Source The system has six pre-programmed sound modes to suit the source or playback situation. You can achieve the maximum sound effect of the original source by simply selecting one of the sound modes. Press SOUND MODE repeatedly until the desired mode appears in the front panel display.
HDMI Function for “BRAVIA” Sync This function is available on TVs with the “BRAVIA” Sync function. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the Control for HDMI function with an HDMI cable, operation is simplified as below: – System Power Off (page 42) –...
Watching a DVD by a single button press (One-Touch Play) Press ONE-TOUCH PLAY Your TV turns on, your TV’s function is set to the HDMI input to which the system is connected, and the system starts playing a disc automatically. The System Audio Control function is also activated automatically.
Transferring Songs onto a USB Device You can transfer songs on an audio CD or radio programs onto a USB device by encoding to MP3 format. You can also transfer MP3 files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD onto a USB device. For connecting the USB device, see “Playing Files on a Disc/USB Device”...
• When transferring a radio program Folder name File name “FM001” “TRACK001” Up to 64 characters of the name are assigned (including the extension). Folders are assigned in numeric order thereafter. Files are assigned in numeric order thereafter. A new file is transferred in the “REC1-MP3” or “REC1-CD”...
Press REC TO USB on the unit. REC TO USB lights up and “READING” appears in the front panel display. Then, “PUSH PLAY” and the remaining space of the USB device appear alternately in the front panel display. Press N to start transferring. When transferring is completed, “COMPLETE”...
Adjusting the Delay Between the Picture and Sound [A/V SYNC] When the sound does not match the pictures on the TV screen, you can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. Press DISPLAY. Press X/x to select then press Press X/x to select a setting, then press •...
Settings Changing the Brightness of the Front Panel Display Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x to select “DIMMER,” then press or c. The selected item appears in the front panel display. Press X/x to select the brightness of the front panel display, then press •...
Performing Further Settings You can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. Displayed items vary depending on the area and model. Note • Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display settings and not all the functions described may work.
x [AUDIO] You can switch the language of the sound track. When you select [ORIGINAL], the language given priority on the disc is selected. x [SUBTITLE] You can switch the language of the subtitles recorded on the DVD VIDEO. When you select [AUDIO FOLLOW], the language for the subtitles changes according to the language you selected for the sound track.
[1280 × 720p]: The system outputs 1280 × 720p* video signals. [720 × 480p]**: The system outputs 720 × 480p* video signals. * i: interlace, p: progressive ** Depending on the area, [720 × 480/576p] may appear. x [CONTROL FOR HDMI] This function is available when you connect the system and TV that is compatible with the Control for HDMI function with an HDMI...
Note • [AUDIO DRC] works only for Dolby Digital. x [TRACK SELECTION] You can give the sound track which contains the highest number of channels priority when multiple audio formats (PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital, or MPEG audio) are recorded. [OFF]: Off. [AUTO]: The system selects the sound track automatically according to the priority.
Enter a new 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press If you make a mistake entering your password, press C before you press then input the correct number. To confirm your password, re-enter it using the number buttons, then press x [MULTI-DISC RESUME] This system recalls the point where you stopped the disc the last time it was played and resumes...
[SUBWOOFER] +2.0 dB: Set the subwoofer level. x [LEVEL (SURROUND)] You can adjust the sound level of the surround speakers. You can set the parameter from –6.0 dB to +6.0 dB. Set [TEST TONE] to [ON] for easy adjustment. [L/R] 0.0 dB: Set the surround speaker level. x [TEST TONE] You can adjust the sound level of the speakers by using the [TEST TONE] function.
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).
Notes about the Discs On handling discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface. • Do not stick paper or tape on the disc. • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may rise considerably inside the...
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the system, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the problem before requesting repairs. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained.
Symptom Playback picture becomes distorted. Sound Symptom There is no sound. There is no sound when the component (digital satellite receiver, PlayStation 3, etc.) is connected directly to your TV via HDMI. There is no sound from the DIGITAL IN OPTICAL jack. There is no digital sound from the HDMI OUT jack when using the Audio Return Channel...
Disc playback Symptom Problems and solutions A disc does not play. • The region code on the DVD does not match the system. • Moisture has condensed inside the unit and may cause damage to the lenses. Remove the disc and leave the unit turned on for about half an hour. The language for the sound track •...
USB device becomes complex. Follow the procedure in the operating instructions of the USB device to format the USB device. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. • The USB device is full. • The number of audio files and folders on the USB device has reached the upper limit.
Tuner Symptom Problems and solutions Radio stations cannot be tuned • Check that the antenna (aerial) is connected securely. Adjust the antenna (aerial) or connect an external antenna (aerial) if necessary. • The signal strength of the stations is too weak (when tuning in with automatic tuning).
(USB) port. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The file you want to play is broken.
[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.
Playback Priority of File Types The table below describes the playback priority of file types under the [MEDIA] setting. File type on a disc or USB device Video files only JPEG image files only Audio files only Video files and JPEG image files Video files and audio files Audio files and JPEG image...
Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Parental Control Area Code List...