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Home Theatre
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Operating Instructions
HT-DDWG800
©2008 Sony Corporation
3-283-375-11(2)

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  • Page 1 Home Theatre System Operating Instructions HT-DDWG800 ©2008 Sony Corporation 3-283-375-11(2)
  • Page 2 Notice for the customer in the countries applying EU Directives 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.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    This receiver incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. “x.v.Colour” and “x.v.Colour” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. “BRAVIA” and Sony Corporation. STR-KG800 SS-MSP890 SS-CNP890...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Description and location of parts...5 1: Installing the speakers ...14 2: Connecting the speakers ...16 3: Connecting the TV ...18 4a: Connecting the audio components...19 4b: Connecting the video components ...20 5: Connecting the antennas...26 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...27 7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically...
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Getting Started Description and location of parts Receiver Front panel SPEAKERS (ON/OFF) AUTO CAL MIC VIDEO 2 IN/PORTABLE AV IN PHONES VIDEO L AUDIO R Name Function A ?/1 Press to turn the receiver on or off (page 27, 35, 36, 50). (on/standby) B SPEAKERS Press to turn the speaker...
  • Page 6 Name Function K 2CH Press to select a sound field (page 47, 48, 50). A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC L TUNING +/– Press to scan a station (page 51, 54). M TUNING MODE Press to select the tuning mode (page 51, 54). N MEMORY/ Press to store a station or enter the selection when...
  • Page 7 About the indicators on the display Name Function A SW Lights up when the audio signal is output from the SUB WOOFER jack. B LFE Lights up when the disc being played back contains an LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel and the LFE channel signal is actually being reproduced.
  • Page 8 Name Function N Playback The letters (L, C, R, etc.) channel indicate the channels being indicators played back. The boxes around the letters vary to show how the receiver downmixes the source sound. Front Left Front Right Center (monaural) Surround Left Surround Right Surround (monaural or the surround components obtained...
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear panel SAT IN DVD IN ANTENNA OPTICAL OPTICAL VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO COAXIAL DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO DC5V 0.7A MAX DMPORT SA-CD/CD/CD-R VIDEO 1 A DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section OPTICAL IN Connects to a DVD jacks player, etc. The COAXIAL jack COAXIAL IN provides a better...
  • Page 10 Connects to a Remote Commander to operate the receiver VCR, DVD player, etc. (page 18, 23, and to control the Sony audio/video 24, 25). components that the remote is assigned to operate. For details, see “Changing button assignments” (page 69).
  • Page 11 (C). B ?/1 Press to turn the receiver on or (on/standby) off. To turn off all Sony components, press ?/1 and AV ?/1 (A) at the same time (SYSTEM STANDBY). C Input buttons Press one of the buttons to select the component you want to use.
  • Page 12 Name Function M MENU/HOME Press to display the menu of the VCR, DVD player, satellite tuner or Blu-ray disc player on the TV screen. Press MENU/HOME and TV (O) at the same time to display the TV’s menu. Then, use V, v, B, b and (Q) to perform menu operations.
  • Page 13 Name Function T Numeric Press to buttons – preset/tune to preset (number 5 stations. – select track numbers of the CD player, DVD player or Blu-ray disc player. Press 0/10 to select track number – select channel numbers of the VCR or satellite tuner. Press the numeric buttons and TV (O) at the same time to select the TV channels.
  • Page 14: 1: Installing The Speakers

    1: Installing the speakers This receiver allows you to use a 5.1 channel system (5 speakers and one sub woofer). To fully enjoy theatre-like multi channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a sub woofer (5.1 channel).
  • Page 15 • 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.
  • Page 16: 2: Connecting The Speakers

    2: Connecting the speakers Before connecting the cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord. SAT IN DVD IN BD IN HDMI SAT IN DVD IN VIDEO 1 IN VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO MONITOR COMPONENT VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO 1...
  • Page 17 To connect the speakers correctly Check the speaker type by referring to the speaker label* on the rear panel of the speakers. Character on Speaker type speaker label Front left Front right Surround left Surround right * The center speaker and sub woofer do not have any character on the speaker label.
  • Page 18: 3: Connecting The Tv

    DMPORT SA-CD/CD/CD-R A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. D Component video cord (not supplied) E Video cord (not supplied) Audio/Video signals...
  • Page 19: 4a: Connecting The Audio Components

    Notes • Be sure to turn on the receiver when the video and audio signals of a playback component are being output to a TV via the receiver. Unless the power is turned on, neither video nor audio signals will be transmitted.
  • Page 20: 4b: Connecting The Video Components

    4b: Connecting the video components How to hook up your components This section describes how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
  • Page 21: Connecting Components With Hdmi Jacks

    0.7A MAX DMPORT SA-CD/CD/CD-R A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. Notes • Be sure to change the factory setting of the DVD input button on the remote so that you can use the button to control your DVD player.
  • Page 22 HDMI features • A digital audio signal transmitted by HDMI can be output from the speakers connected to this receiver. This signal supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and Linear PCM. • This receiver supports xvYCC transmission. • This receiver supports the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 23: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Connecting a DVD player The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals ANTENNA OPTICAL OPTICAL VIDEO VIDEO COAXIAL...
  • Page 24: Connecting A Satellite Tuner

    Connecting a satellite tuner/ set-top box The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner or set-top box. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Satellite tuner/Set-top box Audio signals Video signals...
  • Page 25 Connecting components with analog video and audio jack The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as a VCR, DVD recorder, etc. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 26: 5: Connecting The Antennas

    5: Connecting the antennas Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna. Before connecting antennas, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord. FM wire antenna (supplied) ANTENNA OPTICAL OPTICAL VIDEO COAXIAL DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) AUDIO DC5V 0.7A MAX DMPORT SA-CD/CD/CD-R * The shape of the connector varies depending on...
  • Page 27: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    6: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet. AC power cord FRONT To the wall outlet Performing initial setup operations Before using the receiver for the first time, initialize the receiver by performing the following procedure.
  • Page 28: 7: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM-AAU023 Remote Commander. Observe the correct polarity when installing batteries. Notes • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. • Do not use a new battery with old ones. •...
  • Page 29 Notes • The Auto Calibration function does not work when headphones are connected. • If the muting function has been activated before you perform Auto Calibration, the muting function will be set to off automatically. MASTER VOLUME Optimizer microphone DISPLAY INPUT MODE INPUT SELECTOR SPEAKERS...
  • Page 30 The table below shows the display when measurement starts. Measurement for Display Environment noise NOISE.CHK level Speaker connection MEASURE and SP DET. appears alternately* Speaker level MEASURE and GAIN appears alternately* Speaker distance MEASURE and DISTANCE appears alternately* * The corresponding speaker indicator lights up in the display during measurement.
  • Page 31 When warning codes appear During Auto Calibration, the warning code provides information on the measurement result. The warning code will appear on the display cyclically as follows: Warning code t blank display t (warning code t blank display) t PUSH t blank display t ENTER Appears when there are more than one warning code.
  • Page 32: 8: Adjusting The Speaker Levels And Balance (test Tone)

    8: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance (TEST TONE) You can adjust the speaker levels and balance while listening to the test tone from your listening position. The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency centered at 800 Hz. D.TUNING D.SKIP >10...
  • Page 33: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component TV INPUT TV ?/1 SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1 SYSTEM STANDBY VIDEO1 VIDEO2 SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC THEATRE DVD/BD MENU AUTO CAL D.TUNING D.SKIP MEMORY AMP MENU >10 0/10 ENTER CLEAR TOOLS/ OPTIONS MUTING DISPLAY TV VOL MASTER VOL RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME...
  • Page 34 To avoid damaging your speakers Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn down the volume level. To listen to the sub woofer Be sure to use the controls on the rear panel of the sub woofer for this operation. Press POWER.
  • Page 35: Listening/watching A Component

    > TUNING – TUNING + FM MODE Notes • The operation is described for a Sony Super Audio CD player. • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Super Audio CD player or CD player. Tips • You can select the sound field to suit the music.
  • Page 36 Watching a DVD/Blu-ray disc TV INPUT TV ?/1 SLEEP DMPORT AV ?/1 SYSTEM STANDBY VIDEO1 VIDEO2 SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC THEATRE DVD/BD MENU AUTO CAL D.TUNING D.SKIP >10 MEMORY AMP MENU 0/10 ENTER CLEAR TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS MUTING TV VOL MASTER VOL RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME...
  • Page 37: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Navigating through menus By using the amplifier menus, you can make various adjustments to customize the receiver. D.TUNING D.SKIP >10 MEMORY AMP MENU 0/10 ENTER CLEAR TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS MUTING TV VOL MASTER VOL RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME TV CH – TV CH + REPLAY ADVANCE PRESET –...
  • Page 38: Overview Of The Menus

    Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 37. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] LEVEL Test tone [1-LEVEL] Front speaker balance (page 40) [FRT BAL] Center speaker level [CNT LVL] Surround left speaker level [SL LVL] Surround right speaker level...
  • Page 39 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] AUDIO Digital audio input decoding [5-AUDIO] priority [DEC. PRI.] (page 42) Digital broadcast language selection [DUAL] Synchronizes audio with video output [A.V. SYNC.] Digital audio input assignment [D. ASSIGN] Naming inputs [NAME IN] VIDEO Audio for HDMI [6-VIDEO] [AUDIO FOR HDMI] (page 43)
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Level (level Menu)

    Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu) You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the balance and level of each speaker. These settings are applied to all sound fields. Select “1-LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 41: Adjusting The Tone (tone Menu)

    Adjusting the tone (TONE menu) You can use the TONE menu to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front speakers. Select “2-TONE” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 37) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 42: Settings For The Tuner (tuner Menu)

    Settings for the tuner (TUNER menu) You can use the TUNER menu to set the FM station receiving mode and to name preset stations. Select “4-TUNER” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 37) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 43: Settings For The Video (video Menu)

    x DUAL (Digital broadcast language selection) Lets you select the language you want to listen to during digital broadcast. This feature only functions for Dolby Digital sources. • DUAL M/S (Main/Sub) Sound of the main language will be output through the front left speaker and sound of the sub language will be output through the front right speaker simultaneously.
  • Page 44: Settings For The System (system Menu)

    x CONTROL FOR HDMI (Control for HDMI) Lets you turn the Control for HDMI function on or off. For details, see “Control for HDMI” (page 57). x NAME IN (Naming inputs) Lets you set the name of inputs. For details, see “Naming inputs”...
  • Page 45 The distance between the center speaker and the listening position B cannot be more than 1.5 meters closer than the one between the listening position and the front speaker A. Place the speakers so that the difference in the length of B in the following diagram is no more than 1.5 meters closer than the length of A.
  • Page 46: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (a. Cal Menu)

    Surround speaker position is designed specifically for implementation of the CINEMA STUDIO EX modes. For other sound fields, speaker position is not so critical. Those sound fields were designed under the premise that the surround speakers would be located behind the listening position, but presentation remains fairly consistent even with the surround speakers positioned at a rather wide angle.
  • Page 47: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound (AUTO FORMAT DIRECT) The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel stereo sound as multi channel sound. SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D.
  • Page 48: Selecting A Pre-programmed Sound Field

    Selecting a pre- programmed sound field You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the receiver’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theatres and concert halls into your home. SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D.
  • Page 49 – multi channel Linear PCM signals are received via an HDMI jack. Effect Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any type of movie.
  • Page 50: Using Only The Front Speakers And Sub Woofer (2ch Stereo)

    Using only the front speakers and sub woofer (2CH STEREO) In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound from the front left/right speakers and the sub woofer. When multi channel surround formats are input, the signals are downmixed to 2 channel with bass frequencies being output from the sub woofer.
  • Page 51: Tuner Operations

    Tuner Operations Listening to FM/AM radio You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, make sure you have connected the FM and AM antennas to the receiver (page 26). The tuning scale for direct tuning differs depending on the area code as shown in the following table.
  • Page 52: Direct Tuning

    In case of poor FM stereo reception If the FM stereo reception is poor and “ST” flashes on the display, select monaural audio so that the sound will be less distorted. Press FM MODE repeatedly until the “MONO” indicator lights up on the display. To return to stereo mode, press FM MODE repeatedly until the “MONO”...
  • Page 53: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 30 FM stations and 30 AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the stations you often listen to. Presetting radio stations VIDEO1 VIDEO2 SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC THEATRE DVD/BD MENU AUTO CAL D.TUNING D.SKIP...
  • Page 54: Tuning To Preset Stations

    Tuning to preset stations SA-CD/CD TUNER A.F.D. MOVIE Numeric buttons MEMORY >10 0/10 ENTER CLEAR TOOLS/ OPTIONS DISPLAY MASTER VOL RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME TV CH – PRESET – REPLAY ADVANCE < < TUNING – Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. Press PRESET + or PRESET –...
  • Page 55: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    To create an index name Use V/v/B/b to create an index name. Press V/v to select a character, then press B/b to move the cursor to the next position. If you made a mistake Press B/b until the character you want to change flashes, then press V/v to select the correct character.
  • Page 56: Displaying Rds Information

    Displaying RDS information While receiving an RDS station, press DISPLAY repeatedly on the receiver. Each time you press the button, RDS information on the display changes cyclically as follows: Program Service name t Frequency t t Radio Text Program Type indication t Current Time indication (in indication 24-hour system mode) t Sound field...
  • Page 57: Control For Hdmi

    HDMI function for “BRAVIA” Sync To use “BRAVIA” Sync, set the Control for HDMI function as explained below. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the Control for HDMI function with an HDMI cable (not supplied), operation is simplified as follows: •...
  • Page 58 0.7A MAX DMPORT SA-CD/CD/CD-R A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. B Optical digital cord (not supplied) C Audio cord (not supplied) Connect at least one of the audio cords (B or C).
  • Page 59: Preparing Control For Hdmi Function

    Preparing Control for HDMI function This receiver supports the Control for HDMI- Easy Setting function. This function is only available for certain types of TV. When you perform the Control for HDMI-Easy Setting from the TV, the Control for HDMI setting on this receiver will automatically change accordingly.
  • Page 60: Watching A Dvd (one-touch Play)

    To set Control for HDMI >10 MEMORY 0/10 ENTER CLEAR TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME Press AMP MENU. “1-LEVEL” appears on the display. Press V/v repeatedly to select “6-VIDEO”. Press or b to enter the menu. Press V/v repeatedly to select “CONTROL FOR HDMI”.
  • Page 61: Enjoying The Tv Sound From The Speakers Connected To The Receiver (system Audio Control)

    Enjoying the TV sound from the speakers connected to the receiver (System Audio Control) You can enjoy the TV sound from the speakers connected to the receiver by a simple operation. You can operate System Audio Control function using the TV menu. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the TV.
  • Page 62: Turning Off The Receiver With The Tv (system Power Off)

    Turning off the receiver with the TV (System Power Off) When you turn the TV off by using the POWER button on the TV’s remote, the receiver and the connected components turn off automatically. You can also use the receiver’s remote to turn off the TV.
  • Page 63: Other Operations

    Other Operations Switching between digital and analog audio (INPUT MODE) When you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, you can fix the audio input mode to either of them, or switch from one to the other, depending on the type of material you intend to watch.
  • Page 64: Enjoying The Digital Media Port (dmport)

    Press V/v repeatedly to select the input (“SAT- DVD” in the example) you want to assign to the digital audio input jack selected in step 6. When DVD input is selected, the sound of the DVD player will also become a digital sound through the OPTICAL SAT IN jack.
  • Page 65: Connecting The Digital Media Port Adapter

    Connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter You can listen to the sound and view the images from the component connected through the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to the DMPORT jack on the receiver. DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter A Video cord (not supplied) To detach the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter from the DMPORT jack...
  • Page 66: Naming Inputs

    Listening/Watching a connected component through DMPORT connection Press DMPORT. You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver to select “DMPORT”. Start playback of the connected component. The sound is played back on the receiver and the image appears on the TV. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
  • Page 67: Changing The Display

    Changing the display You can check the sound field, etc., by changing the information on the display. Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation. Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows.
  • Page 68: Recording Using The Receiver

    Recording using the receiver You can record from an audio/video component using the receiver. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your recording component. Recording onto a CD-R You can record onto a CD-R using the receiver. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your CD recorder.
  • Page 69: Using The Remote

    (command mode BD1) Blu-ray disc recorder (command mode BD3) Not assigned Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 2 or VTR 3 setting which corresponds to 8 mm and VHS respectively. Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or DVD3 setting.
  • Page 70: Additional Information

    C are combined and transmitted together. x Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) A unique sound reproduction technology for home theatre developed by Sony, in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for enjoying the exciting and powerful sound of movie theatres at home. With this “Digital Cinema Sound”...
  • Page 71: Precautions

    Sony, and is a trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international standard for colour space in video. This standard can express a wider colour range than the currently used broadcast standard.
  • Page 72 Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine. If you have any questions or problems concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 73: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Audio There is no sound, no matter which component is selected, or only a very low-level sound is heard. •...
  • Page 74 There is no sound, or only a very low- level sound is heard from the center/ surround speakers. • Select a CINEMA STUDIO EX mode (page 49). • Adjust the speaker level (page 32). There is no sound from the sub woofer. •...
  • Page 75 HDMI The source sound input to the HDMI jack on the receiver is not output from the receiver or the TV speaker. • Check the HDMI connection (page 58). • You cannot listen to the Super Audio CD by connecting HDMI. •...
  • Page 76: Error Messages

    You can check the condition of the system by the message. Refer to the following table to solve the problem. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. If an error message appears while you perform Auto Calibration, see “Error and warning codes”...
  • Page 77: Specifications

    If the problem persist Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. Reference sections for clearing the receiver’s memory...
  • Page 78 FM tuner section Tuning range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz Antenna FM wire antenna Antenna terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz AM tuner section Tuning range Models of area code CEL, CEK, AU With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1,602 kHz Antenna Loop antenna Intermediate frequency...
  • Page 79 Supplied speakers • Front speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Surround speakers (2) • Sub woofer (1) Supplied accessories Operating instructions (this manual) Quick Setup Guide (1) FM wire antenna (1) AM loop antenna (1) Monaural audio cord (1) Speaker cords •...
  • Page 80: Index

    DIGITAL MEDIA PORT connecting 65 Dolby Digital 70 DTS 71 DVD player connecting 23 playback 36 DVD recorder connecting 25 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia Error messages 76 HDMI connecting 21 Initial setup 27 INPUT MODE 63 Menu A. CAL 46...

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