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DVD Home Theatre
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Operating Instructions
DAV-HDX277WC / HDX279W / HDX576WF
©2008 Sony Corporation
3-283-032-11(1)

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  • Page 1 DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions DAV-HDX277WC / HDX279W / HDX576WF ©2008 Sony Corporation 3-283-032-11(1)
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    The model and serial numbers are located at the rear exterior of the control unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DAV-HDX277WC/DAV-HDX279W/ DAV-HDX576WF Serial No.______________...
  • Page 3 blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
  • Page 4: About This Operating Instructions

    About This Operating Instructions • The instructions in this Operating Instructions describe the controls on the remote. You can also use the controls on the unit if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote. • The instructions in this manual are for DAV- HDX277WC, DAV-HDX279W, and DAV- HDX576WF.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About This Operating Instructions...4 About the S-AIR function...4 Playable Discs ...6 Getting Started Step 1: Assembling the Speakers ... 13 Step 2: Positioning the System... 18 Step 3: Connecting the System... 22 Step 4: Setting up the Wireless System ...
  • Page 6: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Type Disc logo DVD VIDEO VR (Video Recording) mode Super Audio CD VIDEO CD DATA CD DATA DVD MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses audio data. MP3 files must be in MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 format. Characteristics •...
  • Page 7 JPEG image files must conform to the DCF image file format. (DCF “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards for digital cameras regulated by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).) A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
  • Page 8 HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. “BRAVIA” and “S-AIR” and its logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. will also play on this system. are trademarks of Sony Corporation. ) technology.
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started Unpacking DAV-HDX277WC • Front speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Surround speakers (2) • Subwoofer (1) • AM loop antenna (aerial) (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Speaker cords (6, red/white/ green/gray/blue/purple) • Video cord (1) •...
  • Page 10 DAV-HDX279W • Front speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Surround speakers (2) • Subwoofer (1) • AM loop antenna (aerial) (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Speaker cords (6, red/white/ green/gray/blue/purple) • Video cord (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) •...
  • Page 11 DAV-HDX576WF • Front speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Surround speakers (2) • Subwoofer (1) • AM loop antenna (aerial) (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Speaker cords (6, red/white/ green/gray/blue/purple) • Video cord (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) •...
  • Page 12: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. To use the remote, point it at the remote sensor Note • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. •...
  • Page 13: Step 1: Assembling The Speakers

    Step 1: Assembling the Speakers (DAV-HDX576WF only) Before connecting the speakers, attach the speaker stand to the speaker. (For the front speakers) Use the parts as follows: • Front speakers (2) • Speaker cords (2, red/white) • Posts (2) • Bases (2) •...
  • Page 14 Attach the post cover to the other end of the post. Orient the slot toward you, attach the post cover so that the slot of the post engages with the tab of the post cover, then secure with the screw. Speaker cord Hole Upper part of the...
  • Page 15 Connect the speaker cords to the speaker. Be sure to match the speaker cords to the appropriate terminals on the speakers: the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #. Rear of the speaker Attach the post to the base.
  • Page 16 Adjust the height of the speaker. Loosen (but do not remove) the screws, adjust the height of the speaker, then secure the screws. Adjust the speaker of one side, then adjust another speaker by checking lines as a guide. Note •...
  • Page 17 Fully-assembled illustration Front speaker (L): Front speaker (R): White label Red label White...
  • Page 18: Step 2: Positioning The System

    Step 2: Positioning the System For the best possible surround sound, all the speakers other than the subwoofer should be placed at the same distance from the listening position (A). However, this system allows you to place the center speaker up to 1.6 meters (5 ft) closer (B) and the surround speakers up to 5.0 meters (16 ft) closer (C) to the front speakers.
  • Page 19 DAV-HDX279W DAV-HDX576WF Note • Do not set the speakers in an inclined position. • Do not place the speakers in locations that are: – Extremely hot or cold – Dusty or dirty – Very humid A Front speaker (L (left)) B Front speaker (R (right)) C Center speaker D Surround speaker (L (left))
  • Page 20 • Do not lean or hang on the speaker, as the speaker may fall down. • When you change the positions of the speakers, Sony recommends that you change the settings. For details, see “Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room” (page 89) and “Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically”...
  • Page 21 • 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 22: Step 3: Connecting The System

    Step 3: Connecting the System See the connection diagram below, and read the additional information from 1 to 6 on the following pages. Note • Be sure to make connections securely to avoid hum and noise. • When you connect another component with a volume control, turn up the volume of the other components to a level where sound is not distorted.
  • Page 23 DAV-HDX279W 3 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter 2 TV 5 Wireless transceiver 1 Center speaker 1 Front speaker (L) Surround amplifier 1 Surround speaker (L) 3 Portable audio source 1 Subwoofer 5 Wireless transceiver 6 AC power cord (mains lead) :Signal flow 3 VCR, digital satellite receiver, or PlayStation, etc.
  • Page 24 DAV-HDX576WF 3 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter 2 TV 5 Wireless transceiver 1 Center speaker 1 Front speaker (L) Surround amplifier 1 Surround speaker (L) 3 Portable audio source 1 Subwoofer 5 Wireless 5 Wireless transceiver transceiver 6 AC power cord (mains lead) :Signal flow 3 VCR, digital satellite receiver,...
  • Page 25: Connecting The Speakers

    1 Connecting the Speakers The connector and color tube of the speaker cords are the same color as the label of the jacks to be connected. Be sure to match the speaker cords to the appropriate terminals on the speakers: the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #.
  • Page 26 DAV-HDX279W Rear panel of the unit SPEAKER FRONT R TV/VIDEO SPEAKER DIGITAL IN HDMI OUT CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL To the center speaker (green) To the subwoofer (purple) Rear panel of the surround amplifier EZW-RT S-AIR ID SPEAKER To the surround speaker (L) PAIRING (blue) SURROUND SELECTOR...
  • Page 27 DAV-HDX576WF Rear panel of the unit SPEAKER FRONT R SPEAKER DIGITAL IN HDMI OUT CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL To the center speaker (green) To the subwoofer (purple) Rear panel of the surround amplifier EZW-RT S-AIR ID SPEAKER To the surround speaker (L) PAIRING (blue) SURROUND SELECTOR...
  • Page 28: Connecting The Tv

    2 Connecting the TV Use the parts as follows: • Video cord (1) To listen to TV sound from the six speakers of the system, connect the TV and the system with the audio cord (not supplied) (A). For video output to your TV, check the video input jacks of the TV, and select connection method A, B, or C.
  • Page 29 DAV-HDX279W Digital optical cord (not supplied) Digital coaxial cord (not supplied) T V /V ID L IN D IG IT A O P T IC A C O A X IA To the digital coaxial output jack of the TV To the digital optical output jack of the TV SPEAKER...
  • Page 30 DAV-HDX576WF Digital optical cord (not supplied) Digital coaxial cord (not supplied) L IN D IG IT A O P T IC A C O A X IA To the digital coaxial output jack of the TV To the digital optical output jack of the TV SPEAKER FRONT R...
  • Page 31: Connecting The Other Components

    3 Connecting the other components You can enjoy the connected component using the six speakers of the system. • Portable audio source: A • DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter: B • VCR, digital satellite receiver, or PlayStation, etc.: C DAV-HDX277WC Stereo mini-plug cord (not supplied) SPEAKER FRONT R...
  • Page 32 DAV-HDX279W Stereo mini-plug cord (not supplied) SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SPEAKER TV/VIDEO DIGITAL IN HDMI OUT CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL • You can connect another component, such as VCR, instead of the TV. For connection details, see page To the portable audio source ANTENNA EZW-RT10...
  • Page 33 DAV-HDX576WF Stereo mini-plug cord (not supplied) SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SPEAKER DIGITAL IN HDMI OUT CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL O R T D M P D C 5 V M A X 0 .7 A DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter To connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter Connect a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (TDM-iP10 is supplied) to the DMPORT jack.
  • Page 34 If your TV has multiple audio/video inputs You can enjoy the sound with the speakers of the system through the connected TV. Connect the components as follows. System Select the component on the TV. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the TV. If the TV does not have multiple audio/video inputs, a switcher will be necessary to receive the sound from more than two components.
  • Page 35: Connecting The Antenna (aerial)

    4 Connecting the antenna (aerial) DAV-HDX277WC SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L TV/VIDEO SPEAKER DIGITAL IN HDMI OUT CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL AM loop antenna (aerial) (supplied) Note • Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to either terminal. ANTENNA EZW-RT10 COAXIAL 75 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 36 DAV-HDX279W SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L TV/VIDEO SPEAKER DIGITAL IN HDMI OUT CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL AM loop antenna (aerial) (supplied) Note • Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to either terminal. ANTENNA EZW-RT10 COAXIAL 75 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO TV/VIDEO AUDIO IN...
  • Page 37 DAV-HDX576WF SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SPEAKER DIGITAL IN HDMI OUT CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL Note • Keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) and cord away from the system or other AV components, as noise may result. • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). •...
  • Page 38: Inserting The Wireless Transceiver

    5 Inserting the wireless transceiver You can transmit sound from the unit to an S-AIR product, such as a surround amplifier or S-AIR receiver. An S-AIR product is a component that is compatible with the S-AIR function. To use the S-AIR function, you need to insert the wireless transceivers into the unit, surround amplifier, and S-AIR receiver.
  • Page 39 DAV-HDX576WF Rear panel of the unit SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SPEAKER DIGITAL IN HDMI OUT CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL T 1 0 E Z W -R Wireless transceiver Note • Also, insert the wireless transceiver into the S-AIR receiver. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the S-AIR receiver.
  • Page 40 6 Connecting the AC power cords (mains leads) DAV-HDX277WC Before connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) of the unit to a wall outlet (mains), connect all the speakers to the unit. Rear panel SPEAKER CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL To the wall outlet (mains) DAV-HDX279W Before connecting the AC power cords (mains leads) of the unit and the surround amplifier to a wall outlet (mains), connect the front, center speakers and subwoofer to the unit and surround speakers to...
  • Page 41: About The Demonstration

    About the demonstration After connecting the AC power cord (mains lead), the demonstration appears in the front panel display. Setting the demonstration mode to on/off Press [/1 on the unit. The system turns on. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “DEMO” appears in the front panel display, then press Press X/x to select a setting.
  • Page 42: Step 4: Setting Up The Wireless System

    Step 4: Setting up the Wireless System (DAV-HDX279W/DAV-HDX576WF only) To use the wireless system, you need to set up the surround amplifier. Before setting, make sure that the wireless transceivers are inserted into the unit and the surround amplifier correctly (page 38).
  • Page 43 To prevent the transmission by neighbors To prevent the transmission from neighbors, you can identify the unit and the surround amplifier by performing the pairing operation. For details, see “Identifying the unit with a specific S-AIR sub unit (Pairing operation)” (page 86). To attach the cover to the surround amplifier After connecting and setting, you can attach the...
  • Page 44: Step 5: Performing The Quick Setup

    Step 5: Performing the Quick Setup Follow the Steps below to make the basic adjustments for using the system. Note • When you connect the system and the TV with the component video cord (not supplied) or HDMI cable (not supplied), you need to set the type of video output for matching your TV.
  • Page 45 SPEAKER FORMATION STANDARD Press Connect the calibration mic to the A.CAL MIC jack on the front panel. Set up the calibration mic at the ear level using a tripod, etc. (not supplied). The front of each speaker should face the calibration mic, and there should be no obstruction between the speakers and the calibration mic.
  • Page 46 Press X/x to select then press The options for [SETUP] appear. 94( 99) 1( 1) DVD VIDEO 0: 01: 08 CUSTOM CUSTOM QUICK Press X/x to select [QUICK], then press The Quick Setup display appears. Setting the type of video output to match your TV Depending on the connection of the TV (page 28), select the type of video output of the...
  • Page 47: Step 6: Enjoying Sound From All The Speakers

    Press X/x to select the desired setting, then press [OFF]: The system does not output progressive signals. Select this setting when: – your TV does not accept progressive signals, or, – your TV is connected to jacks other than the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. [ON]: The system outputs progressive signals.
  • Page 48 Note • When you use both the TV/VIDEO (AUDIO IN) jacks (analog connection) and TV/VIDEO (COAXIAL or OPTICAL DIGITAL IN) jack (digital connection) at the same time, the digital connection takes priority. x DAV-HDX576WF “DVD” t “TUNER FM” t “TUNER AM”...
  • Page 49: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Enjoying Surround Sound by Using Decoding Mode You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one of the system’s pre-programmed decoding modes. They bring exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. X/x/c, Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “DEC.
  • Page 50 Display Decoding mode “PLII MOVIE” Dolby Pro Logic II MOVIE “PLII MUSIC” Dolby Pro Logic II MUSIC “2CH STEREO” 2 CHANNEL STEREO “HP 2CH” HEADPHONE 2 CHANNEL STEREO “HP VIRTUAL” HEADPHONE VIRTUAL Press The setting is made. Press SYSTEM MENU. The system menu turns off.
  • Page 51: Selecting The Sound Mode

    Selecting the Sound Mode You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music. Press SOUND MODE repeatedly during playback until the desired mode appears in the front panel display. • “AUTO”: The system selects “MOVIE” or “MUSIC” automatically to produce the sound effect depending on the disc.
  • Page 52: Disc

    Disc Playing a Disc Depending on the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. "/1 DISC 1-5/ Disc tray indicators DISC SKIP STEP Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on the TV to this system.
  • Page 53 system. For details, see “Using the Control for HDMI Function for “BRAVIA” Sync” (page 79). • The DISC 1-5 indicators change their color as follows: – Green: the disc is selected, or the disc is being played back. – Off: there is no disc. –...
  • Page 54: Changing The Sound

    Note • You may not be able to use the instant replay or instant advance function with some scenes. • Noise may come from the disc changer when changing discs or turning the system on/off. However, this is just noise produced by the operation of the internal mechanisms and does not indicate a malfunction.
  • Page 55 x DVD-VR The types of sound tracks recorded on a disc are displayed. Example: • [1: MAIN] (main sound) • [1: SUB] (sub sound) • [1: MAIN+SUB] (main and sub sound) • [2: MAIN] • [2: SUB] • [2: MAIN+SUB] Note •...
  • Page 56 The options for [MULTI/2CH] appear. Press X/x to select the desired setting and press • [MULTI]: You can play the multi-channel playback area. • [2CH]: You can play the 2 channel playback area. Note • You cannot change the playback area during playback.
  • Page 57 Resuming playback from the point where you stopped the disc (Resume Play) When you stop the disc, the system remembers the point where you pressed x and “RESUME” appears in the front panel display. As long as you do not remove the disc, Resume Play will work even if the system is set to standby mode by pressing "/1.
  • Page 58: Using Play Mode

    Using Play Mode Creating your own program (Program Play) You can play the contents of a disc in the order you want by arranging the order of the tracks on the disc to create your own program. You can program up to 99 tracks. Note •...
  • Page 59: Playing In Random Order

    To cancel all of the tracks in the programmed order Follow Steps 1 to 3 of “Creating your own program.” Press X and select [ALL CLEAR]. Press Playing in random order (Shuffle Play) You can play the contents on a disc in random order.
  • Page 60: Searching/selecting A Disc

    • [TRACK]: You can repeat the current track. x DATA CD/DATA DVD • [OFF]: Off. • [ALL DISCS]: You can repeat all of the discs. • [ONE DISC]: You can repeat all of the folders on the current disc. • [FOLDER]: You can repeat the current folder.
  • Page 61 Selecting [ORIGINAL] or [PLAY LIST] on a DVD-VR This function is only available for DVD-VRs with a playlist created. Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. Press X/x to select PLAY LIST], then press The options for [ORIGINAL/PLAY LIST] appear.
  • Page 62: Playing Mp3 Files/jpeg Image Files

    For example, to find the scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20 seconds after the beginning. Press 2, 1, 0, 2, 0 ([2:10:20]). Press Note • You cannot search for a scene on a DVD+RW using the time code. Playing MP3 Files/JPEG Image Files You can play the MP3 files or JPEG image files:...
  • Page 63 Press X/x to select a folder. x To play MP3 files in a folder Press H to start playing the selected folder. x To select a MP3 file Press The list of files contained in the folder appears. TRACK LIST 03 In the Middle of Nowher...
  • Page 64 • If you play 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.
  • Page 65: Adjusting The Delay Between The Picture And Sound

    • [FAST]: You can set the duration shorter than [NORMAL]. • [SLOW 1]: You can set the duration longer than [NORMAL]. • [SLOW 2]: You can set the duration longer than [SLOW 1]. Press Note • Some JPEG image files may take longer to display than the option you selected.
  • Page 66: Restricting Playback Of The Disc

    Restricting Playback of the Disc [PARENTAL CONTROL] Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited according to a predetermined level such as the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. You can set the playback restriction by registering a password.
  • Page 67: Changing The Password

    To turn off the [PARENTAL CONTROL] function Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in Step 11. To play a disc for which [PARENTAL CONTROL] is set Load the disc and press H. The display for entering your password appears. Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press The system starts playback.
  • Page 68: Using The Setup Display

    Using the Setup Display You can make various adjustments of items such as picture and sound. Displayed items vary depending on the country model. Note • Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display settings and not all the functions described may work.
  • Page 69: Settings For The Display

    x [OSD] (On-Screen Display) You can switch the display language on the TV screen. x [MENU] (DVD VIDEO only) You can switch the language for the disc’s menu. x [AUDIO] (DVD VIDEO only) You can switch the language of the sound track. When you select [ORIGINAL], the language given priority in the disc is selected.
  • Page 70: Settings For The Hdmi

    The system outputs the progressive signal for 5 seconds. Check that the screen is displayed correctly. Press C/c to select [YES]. The system outputs the progressive signal. If you select [NO], the system will not output the progressive signal. Note •...
  • Page 71 ** Depending on the country model, [720 × 576p] may appear. x [CONTROL FOR HDMI] You can set the [CONTROL FOR HDMI] function to on/off. This function is available when you connect the system and TV with an HDMI cable. For details, see “Using the Control for HDMI Function for “BRAVIA”...
  • Page 72: Settings For The Audio

    – You play a DATA CD or DATA DVD to the end and the system stops playback automatically. Settings for the audio [AUDIO SETUP] AUDIO SETUP S-AIR SETUP: SPEAKER FORMATION: AUTO CALIBRATION: AUDIO DRC: TRACK SELECTION: x [S-AIR SETUP] You can set up the S-AIR setting. For details, see “Using an S-AIR Product”...
  • Page 73: Settings For The Speakers

    [JACKET PICTURE]: The jacket picture (still picture) appears, but only when the jacket picture is already recorded on the disc (CD- EXTRA, etc.). If the disc does not contain a jacket picture, the [GRAPHICS] picture appears. [GRAPHICS]: A preset picture stored in the system appears.
  • Page 74 [L/R] 3.0 m/10 ft : Set the front speaker distance. 3)4) [CENTER] 3.0 m/10 ft distance (up to 1.6 meters (5 ft) closer to the front speakers). 0.9 to 6.9 meters for North American models. 0.0 to 6.9 meters for North American models. When you perform the Quick Setup (page 44), the default settings are changed.
  • Page 75 [ON]: The test tone is emitted from each speaker in sequence while adjusting level. When you select one of the [SPEAKER SETUP] items, the test tone is emitted from each speaker in sequence. Adjust the sound level as follows. Set the [TEST TONE] to [ON]. Press C/X/x/c repeatedly to select the desired speaker and the level.
  • Page 76: Tuner

    • You can operate the tuner function by observing the following display on the TV screen. Current band and preset number FM 10 : 88.00 MHz SONY RADIO Station name Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 77: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the Radio Preset radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting Radio Stations” (page 76)). Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET +/–...
  • Page 78 1 t 2 t ... t 1 t ... x “TUNER FM” When the station name is set 1 Station name Ex. “SONY RADIO” 2 Frequency Ex. “FM1 87.50” 3 The “FM MODE” setting Ex. “STEREO” When the station name is not set: 1 Frequency Ex.
  • Page 79: Control For Hdmi/external Audio Device

    HDMI function may not work. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the component. • The Control for HDMI function may not work if you connect a component other than Sony, even if the component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 80 To set the [CONTROL FOR HDMI] function to on/off Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “DVD” appears in the front panel display. Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. Press X/x to select then press The options for [SETUP] appear.
  • Page 81 function, or playing a CD), the system may not turn off automatically. * DAV-HDX576WF only ** DAV-HDX277WC/DAV-HDX279W only Enjoying TV sound from the speakers in this system (System Audio Control) You can enjoy TV sound in this system by easy operation.
  • Page 82: Using The Digital Media Port Adapter

    Using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) adapter is for enjoying sound from a portable audio source or computer. By connecting a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, you can enjoy sound from the connected component on the system. Available DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters vary in each area.
  • Page 83: Using An S-air Product

    Using an S-AIR Product The unit is compatible with the S-AIR function (page 111), which allows sound transmission between S-AIR products. About S-AIR products There are two types of S-AIR product. • S-AIR main unit (this unit): This is for transmitting sound.
  • Page 84 Sound transmission is established as follows (example): This unit ID A ID A ID A S-AIR sub unit S-AIR sub unit • To confirm the current ID, perform Steps 1 to 7 above. When you pair the unit with the S-AIR sub unit (page 86), [(PAIRING)] appears beside ID on the display for selecting ID.
  • Page 85 Select the desired function on the S-AIR receiver. x When “PARTY” is set The function changes in the same sequence as you press FUNCTION +/– (page 47). x When “SEPARATE” is set The function changes as follows. “MAIN UNIT” t “TUNER FM” t “TUNER AM”...
  • Page 86 Identifying the unit with a specific S-AIR sub unit (Pairing operation) For the surround amplifier For the S-AIR receiver It is easy to set the same ID for the unit and an S-AIR sub unit, such as a surround amplifier or S-AIR receiver, to establish sound transmission.
  • Page 87 Press X/x to select [S-AIR SETUP t], then press Press X/x to select [PAIRING], then press The confirmation display appears. Press C/c to select [YES], then press The unit starts pairing. To not perform pairing, select [NO]. Start pairing of the S-AIR sub unit. x For the surround amplifier Press POWER on the surround amplifier to turn on the surround amplifier and press...
  • Page 88 • In most cases, you will not need to change this setting. • If “RF CHANGE” is set to “OFF,” transmission between the unit and S-AIR sub unit can be performed using one of the following channels. – S-AIR ID A: equivalent channel for Wi-Fi channel 1 –...
  • Page 89: Other Operations

    • [NO]: Exit [SPEAKER FORMATION]. Note • In order to enjoy the surround sound after you change the position of the speakers, Sony recommends you set [SPEAKER FORMATION], and then set [AUTO CALIBRATION] (page 90). • When you change the [CONNECTION] setting in [SPEAKER SETUP] (page 73), the [SPEAKER FORMATION] setting returns to [STANDARD].
  • Page 90: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically

    Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically [AUTO CALIBRATION] D. C. A. C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) can set the appropriate surround sound automatically. Note • The system outputs a loud test sound when [AUTO CALIBRATION] starts. You cannot turn the volume down.
  • Page 91: Controlling The Tv With The Supplied Remote

    See page 73. Controlling the TV with the Supplied Remote You can control the TV (Sony only) by using following buttons. Use these buttons (other than TV [/1, THEATER, TV INPUT, and TV VOL +/–) while pressing the TV button.
  • Page 92: Using The Sound Effect

    Using the Sound Effect Reinforcing bass frequencies You can reinforce bass frequencies. Press DYNAMIC BASS. “D. BASS ON” appears in the front panel display and bass frequencies are effectively reinforced. To turn off the sound effect Press DYNAMIC BASS again. Enjoying the sound at low volume You can enjoy sound effects or dialogue, as you...
  • Page 93: Changing The Brightness Of The Front Panel Display

    Changing the Brightness of the Front Panel Display The brightness of the front panel display can be set to either of 2 levels. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “DIMMER” appears in the front panel display, then press or c. Press X/x to select the brightness of the front panel display.
  • Page 94: Checking The Play Information

    Note • The system can only display the first level of the DVD/CD text, such as the disc name or title. • If a file name of the MP3 file cannot be displayed, “*” will appear in the front panel display instead. •...
  • Page 95: Returning To The Default Settings

    Bit rate* 0: 13 192k MP3 2002_Remixes Soul_Survivor_rap_version Folder name** File name** * The bit rate appears when the system is playing an MP3 file on a DATA CD/DATA DVD. ** If an MP3 file has the ID3 tag, the system will display a folder name/track (file) name from the ID3 tag information.
  • Page 96 Press X/x to select [SYSTEM SETUP], then press The options for [SYSTEM SETUP] appear. Press X/x to [RESET] and press c. Press C/c to select [YES]. You can also quit the process and return to the Control Menu display by selecting [NO] here.
  • Page 97: 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 98: Notes About The Discs

    About S-AIR function • As the S-AIR function transmits sound by radio waves, sound may skip when radio waves are obstructed. This is a characteristic of radio waves and is not malfunction. • As the S-AIR function transmits sound by radio waves, equipment that generates electromagnetic energy, such as a microwave oven, may interfere with sound transmission.
  • Page 99: Troubleshooting

    Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. In the event of a problem with the S-AIR function, have a Sony dealer check the entire system together (main unit and S-AIR sub unit).
  • Page 100 Picture Symptom There is no picture. Picture noise appears. Even though you set the aspect ratio in [TV TYPE] of [VIDEO SETUP], the picture does not fill the TV screen. Color irregularity occurs on the TV screen. Remedy • The video connecting cords are not connected securely. •...
  • Page 101 Sound Symptom Remedy There is no sound. • The speaker cord is not connected securely. • Press MUTING on the remote if “MUTING ON” is displayed in the front panel display. • The system is in pause mode or in Slow-motion Play mode. Press H to return to normal play mode.
  • Page 102 Symptom No sound or only a very low- level sound is heard from the surround speakers. There is no sound from the DIGITAL IN COAXIAL/ OPTICAL jack. Operation Symptom Radio stations cannot be tuned Noise is heard on AM radio. The remote does not function.
  • Page 103 • Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD being played (page 54). • The DVD prohibits changing the angles. A disc cannot be ejected and • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 104 Symptom The system does not work normally. The Control for HDMI function does not work. No sound is output from the system and TV while using the System Audio Control function. The S-AIR function Symptom S-AIR connection is not established (sound transmission is not established), e.g., the indicator of the S-AIR sub unit does the following:...
  • Page 105 (mains lead) of the surround amplifier and 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. There is no sound. • turns green Check the status of the POWER –...
  • Page 106 Symptom “HP NO LINK” and “VOLUME MIN” appear alternately in the front panel display, and the volume of the unit becomes minimum. Remedy • Volume becomes the minimum when you turn off the surround amplifier with headphones connected before you turn off the unit or if radio reception is poor. In these cases, check radio reception, and set the volume again.
  • Page 107: Self-diagnosis Function

    [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.
  • Page 108: Specifications

    Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS for the US model POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: Amplifier Section (DAV-HDX277WC) Surround mode (reference) RMS output power Amplifier Section (DAV-HDX279W/DAV- HDX576WF) Surround mode (reference) RMS output power * Depending on the decoding mode settings and the source, there may be no sound output.
  • Page 109 Speakers Front (DAV-HDX277WC/DAV-HDX279W) (SS-TS81) Speaker system Full range Bass reflex, Magnetically Shielded Speaker unit 65 mm (2 Rated impedance 3 ohms Dimensions (approx.) 103 mm × 225 mm × 82 mm (4 in) (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 0.7 kg (1 lb 9 oz) Front (DAV-HDX576WF) (SS-TS82) Speaker system Full range Bass reflex,...
  • Page 110: Glossary

    (3 in × 4 in × 13 in) Digital Cinema Auto Calibration was developed (w/h/d) (incl. EZW-RT10) by Sony to automatically measure and adjusts 85 mm × 100 mm × 345 the speaker settings to your listening mm (3 in ×...
  • Page 111 To ensure that the subtle nuances of these high- quality media are transmitted with no deterioration, Sony has developed a technology called “S-AIR” for the radio transmission of digital audio signals with no compression, and has incorporated this technology into the EZW- RT10/EZW-T100.
  • Page 112 • Super Audio CD layer: A high-density signal layer for Super Audio CD • CD layer : A layer that is readable by a conventional CD player Single layer disc (a disc with a single Super Audio CD layer) Hybrid disc (a disc with a Super Audio CD layer and a CD layer) A Super Audio CD layer consists of the 2 channel area or the multi-channel area.
  • Page 113: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1032 Afrikaans 1194 Galician 1039 Amharic 1196 Guarani 1044 Arabic 1203 Gujarati 1045 Assamese 1209 Hausa 1051 Aymara 1217 Hindi...
  • Page 114: Index To Parts And Control

    Index to Parts and Control For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A "/1 (on/standby) (44, 95) B A (open/close) (52) C Front panel display (116) D Play operation buttons (52) (remote sensor) (12) F FUNCTION (47) G VOLUME control (52) H PHONES jack (52) I AUDIO IN/A.CAL MIC jack (31, 44, 90)
  • Page 115: Rear Panel

    Rear panel DAV-HDX277WC TV/VIDEO SPEAKER DIGITAL IN CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL DAV-HDX279W TV/VIDEO SPEAKER DIGITAL IN CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL DAV-HDX576WF SPEAKER DIGITAL IN CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL A SPEAKER jacks (25) B EZW-RT10 slot (42) C FM COAXIAL 75Ω jack (35) D AM terminal (35) E SAT/CABLE (AUDIO IN R/L) jacks (DAV-HDX576WF only) (31)
  • Page 116: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Playing status B Flashes when the sleep timer is set. (92) C Displays system’s status such as chapter, title, or track number, time information, radio frequency, playing status, decoding mode, etc. D Lights up when a station is received.
  • Page 117: Remote Control

    Remote control ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – O ANGLE 3 (54) AUDIO qh (54) CLEAR es (58, 68, 77) D.TUNING ws (77) DISC SKIP ed (52) DISPLAY wa (78, 93) DVD MENU wg (60) DVD TOP MENU qd (60) DYNAMIC BASS 6 (92) ENTER* wf (41, 44, 55, 58, 76, FUNCTION +/–...
  • Page 118: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    Guide to the Control Menu Display You can use the Control Menu display to select a function and to view related information. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the Control Menu display changes: 1 t 2 t ... t 1 t ... 1 Control Menu display 1 2 Control Menu display 2 (appears when available) 3 Control Menu display off...
  • Page 119 Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO. Control Menu items Selected item Function name of selected REPEAT Control Menu item Operation message To turn off the display Press DISPLAY. List of Control Menu items Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type [TITLE] (page 61)/[SCENE] (page 61)/[TRACK] (page 61) You can select the title, scene, or track to be played.
  • Page 120 [PROGRAM] (page 58) You can select the track to play in the order you want. [SHUFFLE] (page 59) You can play the track/file in random order. [REPEAT] (page 59) You can play the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all folders/all files) repeatedly or one title/ chapter/track/folder/file repeatedly.
  • Page 121: Index

    Index Numerics 4:3 OUTPUT 70 5.1 Channel Surround 55 A/V SYNC 65 ANGLE 54 ATTENUATE 48 AUDIO 69 AUDIO (HDMI) 71 AUDIO DRC 72 AUDIO SETUP 72 AUTO CALIBRATION 72, 90, BACKGROUND 72 BLACK LEVEL 70 BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) 70 COLD RESET 95 CONTROL FOR HDMI 71 Control for HDMI 79...
  • Page 124 Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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