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Home Theatre
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Operating Instructions
HT-SF360
HT-SS360
©2009 Sony Corporation
4-130-031-11(3)

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  • Page 1 Home Theatre System Operating Instructions HT-SF360 HT-SS360 ©2009 Sony Corporation 4-130-031-11(3)
  • Page 2 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtain, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such as lighted candles on the apparatus.
  • Page 3 Notice for customers: The following information is only applicable to equipment sold 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 4: About This Manual

    HDMI Licensing LLC. SS-MSP36S SS-CNP36 “x.v.Colour” and “x.v.Colour” logo are trademarks SS-SRP36S of Sony Corporation. SS-WP36 “BRAVIA” is a trademarks of Sony Corporation. “S-AIR” and its logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. SPEAKERS FRONT R FRONT L SUR R SUR L CENTER SUBWOOFER ) technology.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Description and location of parts ... 6 Getting Started 1: Installing the speakers... 13 2: Connecting the speakers ... 15 3: Connecting the TV ... 16 4: Connecting the audio/video components 17 5: Connecting the antennas ... 21 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote...
  • Page 6: Description And Location Of Parts

    Description and location of parts Front panel ACTIVE STANDBY Name Function A ?/1 Press to turn the receiver (on/standby) on or off (page 22, 29, 30). B ACTIVE Lights up in amber when STANDBY the Control for HDMI lamp and/or S-AIR standby mode are set to on and the receiver is on standby mode.
  • Page 7 Indicators on the display Name Function A 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. B SLEEP Lights up when the sleep timer is activated (page 51).
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    Rear panel SPEAKERS FRONT R FRONT L SUR R SUR L CENTER A SPEAKERS section Connects to the supplied speakers and subwoofer (page 15). B S-AIR (EZW-T100) With slot cover Please do not remove the slot cover until you want to install the wireless transmitter.
  • Page 9: Basic Operations

    Remote commander You can use the supplied remote RM-AAU058 to operate the receiver and to control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to operate (page 60). RM-AAU058 TV ?/1 AV ?/1 DMPORT SYSTEM STANDBY VIDEO1 VIDEO2 SA-CD/CD...
  • Page 10 E THEATRE Press to sets the optimal picture settings automatically for watching movies, when you connect a Sony TV which is compatible with the THEATRE button. Also, the audio is automatically switched to the audio output of this receiver when you...
  • Page 11 Remote Button Function J TOOLS/ Press to enable you to access OPTIONS various viewing options and change/make adjustments according to the source and screen format. Press to turn off the sound. (Muting) +*/– Press to adjust the volume. M MENU/HOME Press to allow you to select channels or input sources and change the settings for...
  • Page 12 To control the DVD player/Blu-ray Disc player Remote Button Function M MENU/HOME Press to display the menu. N ./> Press to skip chapters. Press to jump backward. < Press to jump forward. < Press to fast reverse or to fast forward the disc when pressed during playback.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Getting Started 1: Installing the speakers This receiver allows you to use a 5.1 channel speaker system. To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel surround sound, be sure to connect all the speakers (two front speakers, a center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a subwoofer (5.1 channel).
  • Page 14 Installing the speakers on a flat surface Before you install the speaker and subwoofer, be sure to attach the supplied foot pads to prevent vibration or movement as shown in the illustration below. Example of HT-SS360 front speaker Attach the supplied foot pad to the below speakers Model Speakers...
  • Page 15: 2: Connecting The Speakers

    • 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: 3: Connecting The Tv

    SAT IN A Audio cord (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied) C HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. 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.
  • Page 17: 4: Connecting The Audio/Video Components

    Tips • To output the sound of the TV from the speakers connected to the receiver, be sure to – connect the audio output jacks of the TV to the TV IN jacks of the receiver. – turn off the TV’s volume or activate the TV’s muting function.
  • Page 18: Connecting Audio Components

    Connecting audio components The following illustration shows how to connect audio components such as Super Audio CD player, CD player and DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter. You can also view the images on the TV screen by connecting the video output of the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to the video input of the TV.
  • Page 19: Connecting Components With Hdmi Jacks

    DVD recorder, player DVD player 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) If you connect a DVD player, be sure to change the...
  • Page 20: Connecting Video Components

    Notes on HDMI connections • An audio signal input to the HDMI IN jack is output from the SPEAKERS jacks and HDMI OUT jack. It is not output from any other audio jacks. • Video signals input to the HDMI IN jack can only be output from the HDMI OUT jack.
  • Page 21: 5: Connecting The Antennas

    Notes • To input multi channel digital audio from the DVD player, set the digital audio output setting on the DVD player. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DVD player. • When connecting optical digital cords, insert the plugs straight in until they click into place.
  • Page 22: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    6: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. AC power cord (mains lead) FRONT R FRONT L To the wall outlet Performing initial setup operations Before using the receiver for the first time, initialize the receiver by performing the...
  • Page 23: 7: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (Auto Calibration)

    7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION) This receiver is equipped with DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) Technology which allows you to perform automatic calibration as follows: • Check the connection between each speaker and the receiver. • Adjust the speaker level. •...
  • Page 24 Example: HT-SS360 DIGITAL ANTENNA EZW-T100 AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN COAX IN OPT IN OPT IN SPEAKERS AUTO VIDEO 2 CAL MIC VIDEO 1 SA-CD/CD DC5V 700mA MAX HDMI BD IN DVD IN SAT IN FRONT R FRONT L SUR R SUR L CENTER...
  • Page 25 • The sound input from the optimizer microphone is out of the acceptable range. • The optimizer microphone or subwoofer may be damaged. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The front speakers are not connected. Check that the front speakers are connected properly.
  • Page 26 Error code Cause and remedies ERROR SW 33 The subwoofer may be damaged. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. When you select “WRN CHK” If a warning on the measurement result is present, detailed information is displayed.
  • Page 27: 8: Adjusting The Speaker Levels (Test Tone)

    8: Adjusting the speaker levels (TEST TONE) You can adjust the speaker levels while listening to the test tone from your listening position. AMP MENU CLEAR ENTER TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS V,v,B,b RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME Press AMP MENU. “SET HDMI” appears on the display. Press V/v repeatedly until “LEVEL”...
  • Page 28: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component TV ?/1 DMPORT AV ?/1 SYSTEM STANDBY VIDEO1 VIDEO2 SA-CD/CD TUNER BD/DVD TOP MENU MENU DIGITAL ANALOG AUDIO THEATRE SOUND FIELD AMP MENU CLEAR ENTER TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME Press the input button to select a component.
  • Page 29: Enjoying Sound/Images From The Components Connected To The Receiver

    Adjust the volume of the receiver. Tips • When you connect a Sony TV, the audio input of the TV is switched and the image from the TV tuner is displayed on the TV screen automatically by pressing the TV button. To change this setting, see “Changing the input button assignments”...
  • Page 30 Enjoying Blu-ray Disc or DVD Turn on the TV. Turn on the Blu-ray Disc or DVD player (recorder) and the receiver. Press DVD or BD. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver to select “DVD” or “BD”. 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 31: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Navigating through menus By using the amplifier menus, you can make various adjustments to customize the receiver. SOUND FIELD AMP MENU CLEAR ENTER TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS V,v,B,b RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME Press AMP MENU. “SET HDMI” appears on the display. Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu you want.
  • Page 32: Overview Of The Menus

    Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 31. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] HDMI settings Control for HDMI [SET HDMI] [CONTROL FOR HDMI] (page 35) Volume limit [VOL LIM] Power save [P.SAVE] Auto Calibration...
  • Page 33 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Level settings Test tone [LEVEL] [T. TONE] (page 37) Front left speaker level [FL LVL] Center speaker level [CNT LVL] Front right speaker level [FR LVL] Surround right speaker level [SR LVL] Surround left speaker level [SL LVL] Subwoofer level [SW LVL]...
  • Page 34 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] S-AIR settings S-AIR ID [S-AIR] [S-AIR ID] (page 52) PAIRING [PAIRING] S-AIR mode [MODE] RF Change [RF CHNG] f)g) RF Power [RF POWER] S-AIR standby [STBY] For details, refer to the page in the parentheses. “CONTROL FOR HDMI” scroll across the display, then “CONTROL” appears. This parameter is only available when the result of the Auto Calibration is saved.
  • Page 35: Settings For The Hdmi

    Settings for the HDMI (SET HDMI menu) You can use the SET HDMI menu to make various adjustments for HDMI settings. Select “SET HDMI” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 31) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 36: Settings For The Speaker (Sp Setup Menu)

    Settings for the Speaker (SP SETUP menu) You can use the SP SETUP menu to set the distance of the speakers connected to this receiver. Select “SP SETUP” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 31) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 37: Adjusting The Level (Level Menu)

    Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu) You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the level of each speaker. Select “LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 31) and “Overview of the menus” (page 32). LEVEL menu parameters x T.
  • Page 38: Settings For The Custom Menu (Custom Menu)

    Settings for the Custom Menu (CUSTOM menu) You can use the CUSTOM menu to make settings for the audio to suit your preference. Select “CUSTOM” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 31) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 39: Settings For The S-Air (S-Air Menu)

    x IN MODE (Switching the audio input mode) Lets you set the audio input mode of inputs. For details, see “Switching the audio input mode (IN MODE)” (page 51). This parameter is only available when SAT input is selected. Settings for the S-AIR (S-AIR menu) For details on S-AIR, see “Using an S-AIR Product”...
  • Page 40: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode decoding. This setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as CDs. The system 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 41: Tuner Operations

    Notes • The effects provided by the virtual speakers may cause increased noise in the playback signal. • When listening with sound fields that employ the virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any sound coming directly from the surround speakers. •...
  • Page 42: Presetting Radio Stations

    Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver. Press TUNING + or TUNING –. Press TUNING + to scan from low to high; press TUNING – to scan from high to low.
  • Page 43 Press or b. A preset number appears in the display. Press V/v repeatedly to select the preset number you want. You can select the preset number directly by pressing the number buttons. Press “COMPLETE” appears in the display, and the station is stored. Press MENU/HOME.
  • Page 44: Using The Radio Data System (Rds)

    If you enter a wrong character Press B/b repeatedly until the character to be changed flashes, then press V/v repeatedly to select the desired character. To erase the character, press B/b repeatedly until the character to be erased flashes, then press CLEAR. Press “COMPLETE”...
  • Page 45: Using "Bravia" Sync Features

    When your TV is compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function When you connect a Sony TV with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function, the Control for HDMI function of the receiver can be turned on simultaneously by turning the Control for HDMI function of the TV on.
  • Page 46 When your TV is not compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function Turn the Control for HDMI function of the receiver and the connected component on individually. AMP MENU CLEAR ENTER TOOLS/ DISPLAY OPTIONS V,v,B,b RETURN/EXIT MENU/HOME Perform the steps given in “When your TV is compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting”...
  • Page 47: Playing Back Components With One-Touch Operation (One-Touch Play)

    Playing back components with one-touch operation (One-Touch Play) You can enjoy sound and image from the components connected to the receiver via HDMI connections by a simple operation. Play back a connected component. The receiver and the TV are turned on automatically and switched to the appropriate HDMI input.
  • Page 48: Turning Off The Receiver With The Tv (System Power Off)

    TV speaker. Tips • Sony recommends that you set the maximum volume level to a little lower than the volume you usually listen to. • Regardless of the maximum volume level you set, the MASTER VOLUME on the receiver and the 2 +/–...
  • Page 49: Using The Power Saving Function (Power Save)

    Using the Power Saving function (Power Save) You can reduce the receiver’s power consumption when you connect a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV to this receiver during active standby mode if the TV is turned off and HDMI signal transmission is stopped. SOUND FIELD AMP MENU...
  • Page 50: Other Operations

    Other Operations Changing the brightness of the display (DIMMER) You can change the brightness of the display. Press AMP MENU. “SET HDMI” appears on the display. Press V/v repeatedly until “CUSTOM” appears, then press or b. Press V/v repeatedly until “DIMMER”...
  • Page 51: Using The Sleep Timer (Sleep)

    Using the Sleep Timer (SLEEP) You can set the receiver to turn off at a preset time when you sleep while listening to music. You can preset the time in 10 minutes decrements. Press AMP MENU. “SET HDMI” appears on the display. Press V/v repeatedly until “CUSTOM”...
  • Page 52: Using An S-Air Product

    Using an S-AIR Product This receiver is compatible with the S-AIR function (page 62), which allows wireless sound transmission between S-AIR products. When you purchase the S-AIR product, you need to perform the following settings to establish the sound transmission. About S-AIR products There are two types of S-AIR product.
  • Page 53 To insert the wireless transmitter into the S-AIR main unit Remove the screws and detach the slot cover. Slot cover EZW-T100 Notes • Remove the screws from the slot cover bearing the caution mark. Do not remove other screws. • The slot cover is no longer necessary. However, keep it after detaching.
  • Page 54 Establishing sound transmission between the S-AIR main unit and S-AIR sub unit (ID setting) When you match the ID of the S-AIR main unit and the S-AIR sub unit, you can establish sound transmission. You can use multiple S-AIR products by setting a different ID for each unit.
  • Page 55 x Before pairing Sound transmission is established by the ID (example). Your room Neighbor S-AIR main unit INPUT SELECTOR MASTER VOLUME ACTIVE STANDBY ID A ID A S-AIR sub unit S-AIR sub unit x After pairing Sound transmission is established between the paired S-AIR main unit and S-AIR sub unit(s) only.
  • Page 56 Note Perform the pairing within several minutes after step 8. Otherwise, the pairing is canceled automatically and the “INCOMP” display appears. To cancel pairing Reset the ID of the S-AIR main unit. For details, see “To set the ID of the S-AIR main unit”...
  • Page 57: Changing The Channel For Better Sound Transmission

    Press V/v repeatedly to select the setting you want. • PARTY: The S-AIR sub unit outputs sound according to function set on the S-AIR main unit. • SEPARATE: You can select the input you want for the S-AIR receiver while the input of the S-AIR main unit remain unchanged.
  • Page 58 Press V/v repeatedly to select the setting you want, then press • RF AUTO: Normally select this. The system change “RF CHNG” to “RF ON” or “RF OFF” automatically. • RF ON: The system transmits sound by searching the better channel for transmitting.
  • Page 59: Standby Mode

    Enjoying the S-AIR receiver while the S-AIR main unit is in standby mode (For the S-AIR receiver only (not supplied)) You can enjoy the S-AIR receiver while the S-AIR main unit is in standby mode by setting “STBY” to “STBY ON”. SOUND FIELD AMP MENU...
  • Page 60: Using The Remote

    Receiver Input The default setting of the DVD button. buttons TUNER Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or DVD3 setting. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the DVD recorders. AUDIO THEATRE The default setting of the BD button.
  • Page 61: Additional Information

    Press Glossary x Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) A unique sound reproduction technology for home theater developed by Sony, in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for enjoying the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters at home. With this “Digital Cinema Sound” developed by integrating a...
  • Page 62: Dts Digital Surround

    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...
  • Page 63: Precautions

    Precautions On safety Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet, unplug the receiver and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. On power sources • Before operating the receiver, check that the operating voltage is identical with your local power supply.
  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem.
  • Page 65 There is no sound from digital sources (from OPTICAL input jack). • Check that the IN MODE is set to “AUTO” for SAT input. There is severe hum or noise. • Check that the speakers and components are connected securely. •...
  • Page 66 HDMI The volume turns down when the output method changes from the TV speaker to the speakers connected to the receiver. • The Volume Limit function is working. For details, see “Using the Volume Limit function” (page 48). The source sound input to the HDMI jack on the receiver is not output from the receiver or the TV speaker.
  • Page 67 S-AIR function S-AIR connection is not established (sound transmission is not established), e.g., the indicator of the S-AIR sub unit turns off, flashes, or turns red. • If you use another S-AIR main unit, place it more than 8 m away from this S-AIR main unit.
  • Page 68: Error Messages

    If the problem persist Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. In the event of a problem with S-AIR function,...
  • Page 69: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier section Models of area code CEL, CEK, AU, TW Power Output Stereo mode (rated) 108 W + 108 W (3 ohms at 1 kHz, THD 1%) Surround mode (reference) RMS Output (3 ohms at 1 kHz, THD 10%) FRONT : 143 W/ch CENTER...
  • Page 70 Power consumption (during standby mode) 0.3 W (When Control for HDMI and S-AIR standby are off) Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.) 430 × 66.5 × 333 mm including projecting parts and controls Mass (Approx.) 3.4 kg Speaker section HT-SF360 only • Front speaker (SS-MSP36F) •...
  • Page 71 Supplied speakers Front speaker (2) Center speaker (1) Surround speaker (2) Subwoofer (1) Supplied accessories Operating Instructions (this manual) Quick Setup Guide (1) Speaker Stand Installation Guide (HT-SF360 only) (1) FM wire antenna (1) AM loop antenna (1) Remote commander •...
  • Page 72: Index

    DISPLAY 50 Dolby Digital 61 DTS 62 DVD player connecting 20 playback 30 DVD recorder connecting 20 Error messages 68 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia HDMI connecting 19 Control for HDMI 35 IN MODE 51 Initial setup 22 Menu A.CAL 35...