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Sony BDV-E980W Operating Instructions Manual

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Home Theatre
Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 4-261-385- (1) Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions BDV-E980W/BDV-E780W...
  • Page 2 WARNING Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such as lighted candles on the apparatus.
  • Page 3: Copyrights And Trademarks

    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.
  • Page 4 • “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™” and “Wi- Fi Protected Setup™” are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. • “PhotoTV HD” and the “PhotoTV HD” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
  • Page 5: About These Operating Instructions

    BDs, DVDs, Super Audio CDs, or CDs unless otherwise specified by the text or illustrations. • The instructions in this manual are for BDV-E980W and BDV-E780W. BDV- E980W is the model used for illustration purposes. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “BDV-E980W...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About These Operating Instructions ... 5 Unpacking ... 7 Index to Parts and Controls... 10 Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System ...16 Step 2: Connecting the System ...20 Step 3: Connecting to the Network ...27 Step 4: Setting up the Wireless System ...28 Step 5: Performing the Easy Setup ...29...
  • Page 7: Unpacking

    Unpacking BDV-E980W • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • Speaker cords (5, red/white/ green/gray/blue) • Speaker-bottom covers (4) • Bases (4) • Lower parts of the front and surround speakers (4) •...
  • Page 8 BDV-E780W • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • Speaker cords (3, green/ gray/blue) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Video cord (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) •...
  • Page 9 Preparing the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment.
  • Page 10: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A Front panel display B Soft-touch buttons/indicators Z (open/close) (page 34) Opens or closes the disc tray. N (play) Starts or re-starts playback (resume play). Plays a slideshow when a disc containing JPEG image files is inserted.
  • Page 11: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Displays the system’s playing status. B Lights up when repeat play is activated. C Lights up when stereo sound is received. (Radio only) D Lights up when the system is playing via the PARTY STREAMING function.
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    Rear panel SPEAKERS FRONT R FRONT L SUBWOOFER A SPEAKERS jacks (page 20) B COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (page 22) (for non-European/non-Saudi Arabian models) (USB) port (page 35) D SAT/CABLE (DIGITAL IN COAXIAL) jack (page 24) E Wireless transceiver (EZW-RT50) slot (page 28) F ANTENNA (FM COAXIAL 75Ω) jack (page 26)
  • Page 13 Surround amplifier Front panel LINK/STANDBY A "/1 (Power) Turns the surround amplifier on/off. B LINK/STANDBY indicator You can check the status of wireless transmission between the main unit and surround amplifier. Indicator Status Turns green. The system is turned on, wireless transmission is activated and surround signals are being received.
  • Page 14: Remote Control

    Remote control The buttons for system operation only are described below. See “Controlling Your TV or Other Components with the Supplied Remote” (page 51) for the buttons for operation of the connected components. SPEAKERS TV AUDIO BRAVIA Sync TOP MENU RETURN MENU FUNCTION...
  • Page 15 E FUNCTION (pages 30, 45) Selects the playback source. HOME (pages 29, 45, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, Enters or exits the system’s home menu. SOUND MODE (page 43) Selects the sound mode. F Playback operation buttons See “Playback” (page 34). ./>...
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    • Do not lean or hang on a speaker, as it may fall down. • To assemble the speakers, refer to the supplied “Speaker Installation Guide.” (BDV-E980W only) • You can install the speakers on a wall. For details, refer to the supplied “Speaker Installation Guide.”...
  • Page 17 About the subwoofer’s speaker cord You can arrange the subwoofer’s speaker cord by changing which direction it protrudes from the bottom of the subwoofer. • To avoid short-circuiting the speakers, make sure that the speaker cord connection is not like the following examples.
  • Page 18 When installing the subwoofer with the wide side facing forward Toward the listening position Secure the speaker cord in the speaker cord holder to the right of the speaker terminal. Speaker cord holder to the right of the speaker terminal Thread the speaker cord through the gap along the side of the subwoofer.
  • Page 19 When installing the subwoofer with the narrow side facing forward Toward the listening position Secure the speaker cord in the speaker cord holder to the left of the speaker terminal. Speaker cord holder to the left of the speaker terminal Speaker cord Thread the speaker cord through the gap along the side of the subwoofer.
  • Page 20: Step 2: Connecting The System

    (mains) until all the other connections are made. To assemble the speakers, refer to the supplied “Speaker Installation Guide.” (BDV-E980W only) • When you connect another component with a volume control, turn down the volume of the other components to a level where sound is not distorted.
  • Page 21 To connect speaker cords to the unit and surround amplifier Connect the speaker cords to match the color of the SPEAKERS jacks of the unit and surround amplifier. When connecting to the unit and surround amplifier, insert the connector until it clicks. White (Front left speaker (L))
  • Page 22: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Connect the system to your TV to display the image of the system on your TV, and listen to TV sound via the system’s speakers. Depending on the jacks and functions on your TV, select the connection method. •...
  • Page 23 A HDMI cable connection If your TV has an HDMI jack, connect to the TV with an HDMI cable. This will provide better image quality compared to other types of connections. When connecting with an HDMI cable, you need to select the type of output signal when performing the Easy Setup (page 29).
  • Page 24: Connecting The Other Components

    Connecting the other components When a component you wish to connect to the system has an HDMI (OUT) jack You can connect a component that has an HDMI (OUT) jack such as a set-top box/digital satellite ® receiver or PLAYSTATION 3, etc., with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 25 When the component does not have an HDMI OUT jack Connect the system so that video signals from the system and other component are sent to the TV, and audio signals from the component are sent to the system as follows. Video out System If the component plays sound only, connect the audio output of the component to the system.
  • Page 26: Connecting The Antenna (Aerial)

    Connecting the antenna (aerial) Rear panel of the unit • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible. • If you have poor FM reception, use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the unit to an outdoor FM antenna (aerial).
  • Page 27: Step 3: Connecting To The Network

    (Sony UWA-BR100* only). * As of November 2010. The USB Wireless LAN Adapter may not be available in some regions/countries. • You can also get the information for network settings from the following Sony support page: For customers in Europe:
  • Page 28: Step 4: Setting Up The Wireless System

    Step 4: Setting up the Wireless System The unit transmits sound to the surround amplifier that is connected to the surround speakers. To activate wireless transmission, perform the following Steps. Insert the wireless transceiver into the unit. Rear panel of the unit - R T 5 E Z W Wireless transceiver...
  • Page 29: Step 5: Performing The Easy Setup

    Step 5: Performing the Easy Setup Follow the Steps below to make the basic adjustments for using the system. Displayed items vary depending on the country model. C/X/x/c, Turn on the TV. Connect the calibration mic to the A.CAL MIC jack on the rear panel. Set up the calibration mic at ear level using a tripod, etc.
  • Page 30: Step 6: Selecting The Source

    Step 6: Selecting the Source You can select the playback source. FUNCTION Press FUNCTION repeatedly until the desired function appears in the front panel display. Each time you press FUNCTION, the function changes as follows. “BD/DVD” t “FM” t “HDMI1” t “HDMI2”...
  • Page 31: Step 7: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 7: Enjoying Surround Sound After performing the previous Steps and starting playback, you can easily enjoy surround sound. You can also select pre-programmed surround settings that are tailored to different kinds of sound sources. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. X/x/c, Selecting surround settings based on your listening preference The setting method differs depending on the function.
  • Page 32 Press OPTIONS. The option menu in the front panel display turns off. • When the home menu is displayed on the TV screen, this setting can be changed by selecting the surround setting via [Surround Setting] in [Audio Settings] of [Setup] (page 62). About speaker output of each surround setting The table below describes the options when you connect all the speakers to the unit.
  • Page 33 • When you select [A.F.D. Multi] (“A.F.D. MULTI”), depending on the disc or source, the beginning of the sound may be cut off while the optimum mode is automatically selected. To avoid cutting the sound, select [A.F.D. Standard] (“A.F.D. STD”). •...
  • Page 34: Playback

    Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see “Playable Discs” (page 74). Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the system appears on your TV screen. Press Z, and place a disc on the disc tray.
  • Page 35: Playing From A Usb Device

    Displaying the play information You can check the playback information, etc., by pressing DISPLAY. The displayed information differs depending on the disc type and system status. Example: when playing a BD-ROM A Output resolution/Video frequency B Title number or name C The currently selected audio setting D Available functions ( angle,...
  • Page 36: Enjoying An Ipod/Iphone

    Enjoying an iPod/iPhone You can enjoy the music/video/photo and charge the battery of an iPod/iPhone via the system. Compatible iPod/iPhone models The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows. Update your iPod/iPhone with the latest software before using with the system. Made for iPod classic, iPod 5th generation (video), iPod nano 6th generation, iPod nano 5th generation (video camera), iPod nano 4th...
  • Page 37 • You cannot transfer songs onto the iPod/iPhone from this system. • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone connected to this unit. • This product has been designed specifically to work with iPod/iPhone and has been certified to meet Apple performance standards.
  • Page 38: Playing Via A Network

    Playing via a Network Streaming BRAVIA Internet Video BRAVIA Internet Video serves as a gateway delivering selected Internet content and a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your unit. • Some Internet content requires registration via a PC before it can be played. Prepare for BRAVIA Internet Video.
  • Page 39 (PARTY [Video], STREAMING) You can play the same music at the same time across all Sony components which are compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function and connected to your home network. There are two kinds of PARTY STREAMING- compatible components.
  • Page 40: Available Options

    • The sale and product lineup of products that are compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function differ depending on the area. Searching for video/music information You can acquire content information using Gracenote technology and search for related information. Connect the system to a network (page 27).
  • Page 41 [Video] only Items Details [A/V SYNC] Adjusts the gap between picture and sound. For details, see “Adjusting the delay between the picture and sound” (page 42). [3D Output Setting] Sets whether or not to output 3D video automatically. • 3D video from the HDMI (IN 1) or HDMI (IN 2) jack is output regardless of this setting.
  • Page 42 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. The setting method differs depending on the function. •...
  • Page 43: Sound Adjustment

    • “OMNI-DIR”: The same sound is audible anywhere in the room. • “3D SUR.”: “3D SUR.” is a unique Sony algorithm used for playing 3D (three- dimensional) content that provides a 3D sound experience with depth and presence by creating a virtual sound field close to your ears.
  • Page 44: Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound

    x BD/DVD VIDEO Depending on the BD/DVD VIDEO, the choice of language varies. When 4 digits are displayed, they indicate a language code. See “Language Code List” (page 79) to confirm which language the code represents. When the same language is displayed two or more times, the BD/DVD VIDEO is recorded in multiple audio formats.
  • Page 45: Tuner

    HOME FUNCTION 2 +/– Current station Current band and preset number FM 07 88.00 SONY FM Station name (European and Russian models only) Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “FM” appears in the front panel display. Select the radio station. Automatic tuning Press and hold TUNING +/–...
  • Page 46: Using The Radio Data System (Rds)

    Selecting the preset station Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “FM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select the preset station. The preset number and frequency appear on the TV screen and front panel display. Each time you press the button, the system tunes in one preset station.
  • Page 47: Other Operations

    “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 via an HDMI cable, operation is simplified. • Some functions can only be used if the connected TV is compatible, and require prior setting via the TV.
  • Page 48: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically

    • Make sure that the component is connected to the system via an HDMI cable, and the Control for HDMI function of the connected component is set to Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically [Auto Calibration] D.C.A.C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) can set the appropriate surround sound automatically.
  • Page 49: Setting The Speakers

    Setting the Speakers [Speaker Settings] To obtain the best possible surround sound, set connection of the speakers and their distance from your listening position. Then use the test tone to adjust the level and the balance of the speakers to the same level. Press HOME.
  • Page 50: Using The Sleep Timer

    x [Test Tone] The speakers will emit a test tone to adjust [Level]. [Off]: The test tone is not emitted from the speakers. [On]: The test tone is emitted from each speaker in sequence while adjusting level. When you select one of the [Speaker Settings] items, the test tone is emitted from each speaker in sequence.
  • Page 51: Controlling Your Tv Or Other Components With The Supplied Remote

    “Changing the preset code of the remote (Preset mode)” (page 52). • When you replace the batteries of the remote, the remote setting may be reset to the default (SONY) setting. Controlling your components with the supplied remote...
  • Page 52: Saving Power In Standby Mode

    Changing the preset code of the remote (Preset mode) Press HOME. The home menu appears on the TV screen. Press C/c to select Press X/x to select [Remote Controller Setting Guide], then press Press X/x to select [Preset Mode], then press Press X/x to select the component type that you want to operate with the...
  • Page 53: Browsing Websites

    Browsing Websites You can connect to the Internet and enjoy websites like the Sony homepage using the system. Prepare for Internet browsing. Connect the system to a network (page 27). Press HOME. The home menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 54: Further Settings For The Wireless System

    Items Details [Delete] Erases one character on the left side of the cursor during text input. [Window List] Displays a list of all currently opened websites. Allows you to return to a previously displayed website by selecting the window. [Bookmark List] Displays the bookmark list.
  • Page 55: Setting Up The Network

    For the surround amplifier Press and hold SECURE LINK on the rear of the surround amplifier until the LINK/STANDBY indicator turns green or flashes green. If wireless transmission is unstable [RF Channel] If you use multiple wireless systems, such as a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) or Bluetooth, the wireless signals may be unstable.
  • Page 56 For details, refer to the instruction manuals that have been provided by your Internet service provider or supplied with the router. • For more information, go to the following URL. For customers in Europe: For customers in Taiwan: For customers in other countries/regions:
  • Page 57 Press X/x to select the proxy server setting, then press • [No]: A proxy server is not used. • [Yes]: Enter the proxy server setting. Press C/X/x/c and the number buttons, then press The value of the internet settings appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 58 Press X/x to select the security mode, then press • [None]: Select this if the wireless LAN is unsecured. Setup of wireless LAN connectivity is finished. Next, enter the IP address settings by following the Steps of “Auto setting” or “Manual setting” in “When connecting to the LAN with a LAN cable”...
  • Page 59: Settings And Adjustments

    Icon [Remote Controller Setting Guide] x [Preset Mode] You can change the preset code of the remote for controlling non-Sony components. For details, see “Changing the preset code of the remote (Preset mode)” (page 52). Explanation [Screen Settings] (page 60)
  • Page 60: [Network Update]

    You can update and improve the functions of the system. For information about update functions, refer to the following website: For customers in Europe: For customers in Taiwan: For customers in other countries/regions: During a software update, “UPDATING”...
  • Page 61: [Audio Settings]

    x [Cinema Conversion Mode] [Auto]: Normally select this. The unit automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method. [Video]: The conversion method suited for video-based material will always be selected regardless of the material. x [Output Video Format] [HDMI]: Normally select [Auto].
  • Page 62: [Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings]

    x [Audio Output] You can select the output method where the audio signal is output. [Speaker]: Outputs multi-channel sound from the system’s speakers only. [Speaker + HDMI]: Outputs multi-channel sound from the system’s speakers and 2-channel linear PCM signals from the HDMI (OUT) jack. [HDMI]: Outputs sound from the HDMI (OUT) jack only.
  • Page 63: [Parental Control Settings]

    [Parental Control Settings] x [Password] Set or change the password for the Parental Control function. A password allows you to set a restriction on BD-ROM, DVD VIDEO, or Internet video playback. If necessary, you can differentiate the restriction levels for BD-ROMs and DVD VIDEOs.
  • Page 64: [Network Settings]

    [Automatic Access Permission]: Sets whether or not to allow automatic access from newly detected DLNA controller. [Smart Select]: Allows a Sony DLNA controller to find the system as the target component to operate by using the infrared ray. You can set this function to on or off.
  • Page 65: [Easy Setup]

    x [Renderer Access Control] Sets whether or not to accept commands from DLNA controllers. x [Party Auto Start] [On]: Starts a PARTY or joins an existing PARTY at the request of a networked device compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function. [Off]: Off.
  • Page 66: Additional Information

    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).
  • Page 67: Notes About The Discs

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Caution: This system is capable of holding a still video image or on-screen display image on your television screen indefinitely. If you leave the still video image or on-screen display image displayed on your TV for an extended period of time you risk permanent damage to your television screen.
  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. In the event of a problem with the wireless sound function, have a Sony dealer check the entire system together (main unit and surround amplifier).
  • Page 69 Picture Symptom Problems and solutions There is no picture. • Check the output method on your system (page 22). There is no picture when you • The unit is connected to an input device that is not HDCP (High-bandwidth make an HDMI cable Digital Content Protection) compliant (“HDMI”...
  • Page 70 Sound Symptom There is no sound. The Super Audio CD sound of a component that is connected to the HDMI (IN 1) or HDMI (IN 2) jack is not output. There is no sound from the TV via the HDMI (OUT) jack when using the Audio Return Channel function.
  • Page 71 After checking the above items and fixing any problems, turn on the surround amplifier. If the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer. unit. STANDBY indicator turns green or orange.
  • Page 72: Usb Device

    • Picture/sound quality may be poor depending on Internet content providers. • Picture/sound quality may be improved by changing the connection speed. Sony recommends a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard- definition video and 10 Mbps for high-definition video.
  • Page 73: Network Connection

    “BRAVIA” Sync ([Control for HDMI]) Symptom Problems and solutions The [Control for HDMI] • Check that [Control for HDMI] is set to [On] (page 63). function does not work • If you change the HDMI connection, turn the system off and on again. (“BRAVIA”...
  • Page 74: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Blu-ray Disc BD-ROM BD-R/BD-RE DVD-ROM DVD-R/DVD-RW DVD+R/DVD+RW CD-DA (Music CD) CD-ROM CD-R/CD-RW Super Audio CD Since the Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, some discs may not be playable depending on the disc type and the version. Also, the audio output differs depending on the source, connected output jack, and selected audio settings.
  • Page 75: Playable Types Of Files

    Playable Types of Files Video File format Extensions 2)5) MPEG-1 Video/PS “.mpg,” “.mpeg,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” MPEG-2 Video/PS, 2)6) Xvid “.avi” 2)5) MPEG4/AVC “.mkv,” “.mp4,” “.m4v,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” 2)5) WMV9 “.wmv,” “.asf” 3)5) AVCHD Music File format Extensions MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio “.mp3”...
  • Page 76: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported Audio Formats Audio formats supported by this system are as follows. Format LPCM 2ch Function “BD/DVD” “HDMI1” “HDMI2” “SAT/CABLE” “TV” (DIGITAL IN) a: Supported format. –: Unsupported format. • HDMI (IN 1) and HDMI (IN 2) do not input sound in the case of an audio format that contains copy protections such as Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio.
  • Page 77: Specifications

    106 mm × 325 mm × 107 mm (w/h/d) (whole speaker) Mass (approx.) 0.8 kg (wall-mounted part) 0.8 kg (whole speaker) Front (SS-TSB108) for BDV-E980W Dimensions (approx.) 96 mm × 775 mm × 72 mm (w/h/d) (wall-mounted part) 275 mm × 1,205 mm × 245...
  • Page 78 General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Surround amplifier (TA-SA300WR) Amplifier Section POWER OUTPUT (reference) Surround L/Surround R Rated impedance: Power requirements Power consumption Standby power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Wireless transceiver (EZW-RT50) Communication system Frequency band Modulation method Power requirements Dimensions (approx.)
  • Page 79: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Parental Control/Area Code List...
  • Page 80: Index

    Index Numerics 3D 34 3D Output Setting 60 A/V SYNC 42 Attenuate - AUDIO 61 Audio 62 Audio DRC 61 Audio Output 62 Audio Return Channel 64 Audio Settings 61 Auto Calibration 48, 62 Auto Display 64 Auto Standby 64 BD Audio MIX Setting 61 BD Hybrid Disc Playback Layer 62...
  • Page 81 WEP 58 Wireless Sound Connection 63 WPA2-PSK (AES) 58 WPA2-PSK (TKIP) 58 WPA-PSK (AES) 58 WPA-PSK (TKIP) 58...
  • Page 84 The software of this system may be updated in the future. To find out details on any available updates, please visit the following URL. For customers in Europe: For customers in Taiwan: For customers in other countries/regions: ©2011 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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