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Multi Channel AV
Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DG820
©2008 Sony Corporation
3-289-450-44(1)

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  • Page 1 Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DG820 ©2008 Sony Corporation 3-289-450-44(1)
  • 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

    Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. This product is manufactured under license from Neural Audio Corporation and THX Ltd. Sony Corporation hereby grants the user a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right of use to this product...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Description and location of parts...6 1: Installing the speakers ...16 2: Connecting the speakers ...17 3: Connecting the TV ...19 4a: Connecting the audio components...21 4b: Connecting the video components ...22 5: Connecting the antennas (aerials)...28 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...29 7: Selecting the speaker system ...30 8: Calibrating the appropriate settings...
  • Page 5 Using the Remote Programming the remote... 83 Additional Information Glossary ... 88 Precautions ... 91 Troubleshooting ... 92 Specifications ... 97 Index... 99...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Description and location of parts Front panel ON/STANDBY POWER TONE MODE TUNING MODE TONE TUNING SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) VIDEO 2 IN/PORTABLE AV IN PHONES VIDEO L AUDIO R qjqh Status of the POWER button The receiver is turned off (initial setting).
  • Page 7 Name Function A POWER Press to turn the receiver on or off (page 6, 29, 40, 41, 98). ON/STANDBY Show the status of the receiver (page 6). lamp B TONE MODE Adjusts the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the TONE +/– front speakers.
  • Page 8 About the indicators on the display Name Function A SW Lights up when the audio signal is output from the SUBWOOFER jacks. 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 9 Name Function L A.DIRECT Lights up when the receiver is processing Analog Direct signals. M MEM Lights up when a memory function, such as Preset Memory (page 65), etc., is activated. N ; PL/ “; PL” lights up when the ;...
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    Rear panel OPTICAL SAT IN DVD IN BD IN HDMI VIDEO 1 VIDEO VIDEO OPTICAL ANTENNA COAXIAL DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) AUDIO AUDIO DC5V 0.7A MAX DMPORT SA-CD/CD/CD-R A DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section OPTICAL IN jacks COAXIAL IN jack HDMI IN/ OUT* jacks B ANTENNA section ANTENNA jack...
  • Page 11 TV (page 19, 23). Remote commander You can use the supplied remote to operate the receiver and to control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to operate. You can also program the remote to control non-Sony audio/video components.
  • Page 12 Press to display and select items from the options menus for DVD player or Blu-ray disc player. To display the options of Sony TV, press TV (C) and then press OPTIONS TOOLS. the receiver, VCR, DVD player, satellite tuner, Blu-ray...
  • Page 13 Name Function Press to – search tracks in the forward/ backward direction of the CD player, VCD player, DVD player, LD player, MD deck, Blu-ray disc recorder, PSX, DVD/VHS COMBO, or DVD/HDD COMBO. – fast forward/rewind of the VCR, DAT deck, or tape deck.
  • Page 14 PSX, DVD/VHS COMBO, or satellite tuner is displayed on the TV screen. To return to the previous menu of Sony TV, press TV (3) and then press RETURN/EXIT O. T DISPLAY Press to select information displayed on the display...
  • Page 15 LD player, MD deck, DAT deck, tape deck, satellite tuner, Blu-ray disc recorder, or PSX. To enter the value of Sony TV, press TV (C) and then press ENT/MEM. Press SHIFT (wg) and then press ENT/MEM to store a station during tuner operation.
  • Page 16: 1: Installing The Speakers

    1: Installing the speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one subwoofer). Enjoying a 5.1/7.1 channel system To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a subwoofer (5.1 channel).
  • Page 17: 2: Connecting The Speakers

    2: Connecting the speakers Before connecting the cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). SAT IN DVD IN BD IN VIDEO 1 IN HDMI SAT IN DVD IN VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO ANTENNA COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR AUDIO AUDIO...
  • Page 18 If you have an additional front speaker system, connect them to the SPEAKERS FRONT B terminals. You can select the front speakers you want to use with the SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) button on the receiver (page 30). If you connect only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SPEAKERS SURROUND BACK L terminals.
  • Page 19: 3: Connecting The Tv

    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) Video signals Audio/Video...
  • Page 20 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 21: 4a: Connecting The Audio Components

    4a: Connecting the audio components Connecting a Super Audio CD/CD player or CD recorder The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player or CD recorder. Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord. After connecting your audio component, proceed to “4b: Connecting the video components”...
  • Page 22: 4b: Connecting The Video Components

    4b: Connecting the video components How to connect your components This section describes how to connect your video components to this receiver. Before you begin, see “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component. After connecting all your components, proceed to “5: Connecting the antennas (aerials)”...
  • Page 23: Connecting Components With Hdmi Jacks

    Connecting components with HDMI jacks HDMI is the abbreviated name for High- Definition Multimedia Interface. It is an interface which transmits video and audio signals in digital format. HDMI features • A digital audio signals transmitted by HDMI can be output from the speakers connected to the receiver.
  • Page 24 Notes on connecting cables • We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. • We recommend that you use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo (made by Sony) for the HDMI jack corresponding to high speed (an HDMI version1.3, category 2 cable) when...
  • Page 25: 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 cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals OPTICAL SAT IN DVD IN HDMI VIDEO 1...
  • Page 26 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 cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Satellite tuner/Set-top box Audio signals Video signals...
  • Page 27: Connecting Components With

    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 cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 28: 5: Connecting The Antennas (aerials)

    5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Connect the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial). Before connecting antennas (aerials), be sure to disconnect the power cord. FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) OPTICAL SAT IN HDMI VIDEO 1 OPTICAL ANTENNA COAXIAL DIGITAL...
  • Page 29: 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) SURROUND BACK SURROUND EAKERS FRONT B FRONT A SPEAKERS To the wall outlet Performing initial setup operations Before using the receiver for the first time,...
  • Page 30: 7: Selecting The Speaker System

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM-AAP022 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 31: 8: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    8: 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 32 Connect the supplied optimizer microphone to the AUTO CAL MIC jack. Set up the optimizer microphone. Place the optimizer microphone at your listening position. Use a stool or tripod so that the optimizer microphone remains at the same height as your ears. On setting up the active subwoofer •...
  • Page 33 Press AUTO CAL. Measurement starts in 5 seconds. A count down is displayed. The measurement process will take approximately 30 seconds to complete. The table below shows the display when measurement starts. Measurement for Speaker existence Speaker gain, distance, frequency response Subwoofer gain and distance Tips...
  • Page 34 Save the measurement result. Select “SAVE EXIT” in step 2. The measurement results are saved and you can select the calibration type in the AUTO CAL menu. For details on calibration type, see page When measurement ends, “COMPLETE” appears on the display and the settings are registered as selected position number.
  • Page 35 Message list after Auto Calibration measurement Display Explanation * : 31 SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) is set to OFF. Set it to others and perform the measurement again. * : 32 None of the speakers were detected. Make sure that the optimizer microphone is connected properly and perform the measurement again.
  • Page 36 Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. • ENGINEER Sets the frequency characteristics to a set that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. • FRONT REF Adjusts the characteristics of all speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 37: 9: Adjusting The Speaker Levels And Balance (test Tone)

    9: 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. SHIFT VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 Input buttons SA-CD/ TUNER -/-- 0/10 ENT/MEM DMPORT CLEAR />10 2CH/ A.DIRECT...
  • Page 38: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component SHIFT VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ -/-- 0/10 CLEAR />10 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE INPUT AUTO CAL SLEEP MODE DISPLAY HOME RETURN/ EXIT MENU < < TUNING – DISC SKIP TV VOL TV CH MASTER VOL PRESET MUTING MUTING...
  • Page 39 To activate the muting function Press MUTING on the remote. The muting function will be canceled when you do the following. • Press MUTING again. • Increase the volume. • Turn off the receiver. To avoid damaging your speakers Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn down the volume level.
  • Page 40: Listening/watching A Component

    TV CH MASTER VOL PRESET MUTING 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 41 Watching a DVD/Blu-ray Disc THEATRE AV ?/1 RM SET UP SYSTEM STANDBY SHIFT VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 ON/STANDBY POWER SA-CD/ TUNER -/-- 0/10 ENT/MEM DMPORT CLEAR />10 SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC NIGHT INPUT AUTO CAL SLEEP MODE MODE DISPLAY MENU...
  • Page 42: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Navigating through menus By using the amplifier menus, you can make various adjustments to customize the receiver. 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE INPUT AUTO CAL SLEEP MODE DISPLAY RETURN/ EXIT O HOME RETURN/ EXIT MENU Press AMP MENU. Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu you want.
  • Page 43 Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 42. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] AUTO CAL Auto calibration [AUTO CAL] [A.CAL START] (page 36) Calibration type [CAL TYPE] Position [POSITION] Naming inputs [NAME IN]...
  • Page 44 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] SPEAKER Speaker pattern [SPEAKER] [SP PATTERN] (page 48) Front speakers [FRT SP] Center speaker [CNT SP] Surround speakers [SUR SP] Front left speaker distance [FL DIST.] Front right speaker distance [FR DIST.] Center speaker distance [CNT DIST.] Surround left speaker a)c) distance...
  • Page 45 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] SURROUND Sound field selection [SURROUND] [S.F. SELECT] (page 51) Enhanced surround mode [E.SUR MODE] Effect level [EFFECT] Front speakers bass level [EQ] [BASS] (page 52) Front speakers treble level [TREBLE] TUNER FM station receiving mode [TUNER] [FM MODE] (page 52) Naming preset stations...
  • Page 46 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] HDMI Control for HDMI [HDMI] [CTRL:HDMI] (page 54) Setting HDMI audio input [AUDIO OUT] Subwoofer level for HDMI [SW LEVEL] SYSTEM Naming inputs [SYSTEM] [NAME IN] (page 55) Brightness of the display [DIMMER] For details, see the page in the parentheses. xxx represent a speaker channel (FL, FR, CNT, SL, SR, SB, SBL, SBR, SW).
  • Page 47: 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 “LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 48: Settings For The Speakers (speaker Menu)

    x D. RANGE (Dynamic range compressor) Lets you compress the dynamic range of the sound track. This may be useful when you want to watch movies at low volumes late at night. Dynamic range compression is possible with Dolby Digital sources only. •...
  • Page 49 x CNT SP (Center speaker) • LARGE If you connect a large speaker that will effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”. However, if the front speakers are set to “SMALL”, you cannot set the center speaker to “LARGE”. •...
  • Page 50: Speaker Distance

    With two surround back speakers (The angle B should be the same) x CNT DIST. (Center speaker distance) Lets you set the distance from your listening position to the center speaker. x SL DIST. (Surround left speaker distance) x SR DIST. (Surround right speaker distance) Lets you set the distance from your listening position to the surround speakers.
  • Page 51: Settings For The Surround Sound (surround Menu)

    x DIST. UNIT (Distance unit) Lets you select the unit of measure for setting distances. • FEET The distance is displayed in feet. • METER The distance is displayed in meters. x FRT CROSS (Front speaker crossover frequency) Lets you set the bass crossover frequency of the front speakers that have been set to “SMALL”...
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Equalizer (eq Menu)

    Adjusting the equalizer (EQ menu) You can use the EQ menu to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front speakers. Select “EQ” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 42) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 53: Settings For The Audio (audio Menu)

    Settings for the audio (AUDIO menu) You can use the AUDIO menu to make settings for the audio to suit your preference. Select “AUDIO” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 42) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 54: Settings For The Hdmi (hdmi Menu)

    Settings for the HDMI (HDMI menu) You can use the HDMI menu to make various adjustments for HDMI settings. Select “HDMI” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 42) and “Overview of the menus” (page 43). HDMI menu parameters x CTRL:HDMI (Control for HDMI) Lets you turn the Control for HDMI function...
  • Page 55: Settings For The System (system Menu)

    Settings for the system (SYSTEM menu) You can use the SYSTEM menu to name inputs and change the brightness of the display. Select “SYSTEM” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 42) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 56: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying a pre-programmed sound field When connecting Blu-ray disc players and other next generation HD players This receiver supports the following audio formats. Audio format Dolby Digital Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD DTS-ES DTS 96/24 DTS-HD High Resolution Audio DTS-HD...
  • Page 57 Selecting Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode 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. 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE INPUT A.F.D.
  • Page 58 Selecting enhanced surround mode The enhanced surround 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. 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE INPUT AUTO CAL SLEEP MODE DISPLAY...
  • Page 59 Types of enhanced surround mode Enhanced surround Multi channel mode audio after [Display] decoding Pro Logic II* 5 channel [PLII] Pro Logic IIx* 7 channel [PLIIx] Neo:6 Cinema 7 channel [NEO6 CIN] Neo:6 Music 7 channel [NEO6 MUS] Neural-THX 7 channel [NEURAL-THX] * Depends on the speaker pattern setting, some enhanced surround mode may not be available.
  • Page 60 * You can only select this sound field if the headphones are connected to the receiver. 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 61: Enjoying The Surround Effect At Low Volume Levels (night Mode)

    Notes • The sound fields for music and movies do not work in the following cases. – PCM signals with a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz are being received. – DTS 96/24 signals are being received. – DTS-HD signals with a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz are being received.
  • Page 62: Using Only The Front Speakers (2ch Stereo)

    Using only the front speakers (2CH STEREO) In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound from the front left/right speakers only. There is no sound from the subwoofer. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channel except LFE signals.
  • Page 63: Resetting Sound Fields To The Initial Settings

    Resetting sound fields to the initial settings Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation. ON/STANDBY POWER TONE MODE TUNING MODE TONE TUNING SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) MEMORY/ 2CH/ ENTER DIMMER A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC VIDEO 2 IN/PORTABLE AV IN PHONES VIDEO L AUDIO R...
  • Page 64: Direct Tuning

    Press TUNING + or TUNING –. Press TUNING + to scan from low to high; press TUNING – to scan from high to low. The receiver stops scanning whenever a station is received. Using the controls on the receiver Turn INPUT SELECTOR to select the FM or AM band.
  • Page 65: Presetting Radio Stations

    Press ENT/MEM. You can also use MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver. If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna for optimum reception. If you cannot tune in a station Make sure you have entered the right frequency.
  • Page 66: Tuning To Preset Stations

    Tune in the station that you want to preset using Automatic Tuning (page 63) or Direct Tuning (page 64). Switch the FM reception mode, if necessary (page 64). Press SHIFT. Press ENT/MEM. You can also use MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver. “MEM”...
  • Page 67: Naming Preset Stations

    Using the controls on the receiver Turn INPUT SELECTOR to select the FM or AM band. Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select “PRESET”. Turn TUNING +/– to select the preset station you want. Naming preset stations VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ TUNER 0/10...
  • Page 68: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (Models of area code CEL, CEK, ECE only) This receiver also allows you to use RDS (Radio Data System), which enables radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. You can display RDS information.
  • Page 69 Program type Description indication SCIENCE Programs about the natural sciences and technology VARIED Other types of programs such as celebrity interviews, panel games, and comedy POP M Popular music programs ROCK M Rock music programs EASY M Easy Listening LIGHT M Instrumental, vocal, and choral music CLASSICS...
  • Page 70: 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 71 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 72: 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 73: Watching A Dvd (one-touch Play)

    To set Control for HDMI NIGHT INPUT AUTO CAL SLEEP MODE MODE DISPLAY MENU HOME RETURN/ OPTIONS EXIT TOOLS MENU Press AMP MENU. Press V/v repeatedly to select “HDMI”. Press or b to enter the menu. Press V/v repeatedly to select “CTRL:HDMI”.
  • Page 74: 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 75: Turning Off The Receiver With The Tv

    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 76: Listening To Digital Sound From Other Inputs (digital Assign)

    Notes • Some audio input modes may not be set up depending on the input. • When the ANALOG DIRECT function is selected, audio input is set to “ANALOG” automatically and you cannot select other modes. • When either satellite tuner or DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter is selected, “------”...
  • Page 77 Press V/v repeatedly to select the input (“VD1 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 VIDEO 1 jack.
  • Page 78: Enjoying The Digital Media Port (dmport)

    Enjoying the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) allows you to enjoy sound from a network system such as a portable audio source or computer. By connecting a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (not supplied), you can enjoy sound from the connected component on the receiver.
  • Page 79 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 DMPORT jack...
  • Page 80: 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 81: 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: All inputs except the FM and AM band...
  • Page 82: Recording Using The Receiver

    Recording using the receiver You can record from a video/audio 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. See the operating instructions supplied with your CD recorder.
  • Page 83: Using The Remote

    Furthermore, you can also program the remote for Sony components that the remote is unable to control. Note that the remote can only control components that accept infrared wireless control signals.
  • Page 84 Use the numeric codes in the tables below to control non-Sony components and also Sony components that the remote is normally unable to control. Since the remote signal that a component accepts differs depending on the...
  • Page 85 TELEFUNKEN 751, 752 TOSHIBA 747, 756 ZENITH * If an AIWA VCR does not work even though you enter the code for AIWA, enter the code for Sony instead. To control a DVD player Maker Code(s) SONY 401, 402, 403...
  • Page 86 To control a TV Maker Code(s) SONY AIWA 501, 536, 539 AKAI CENTURION CORONADO CURTIS-MATHES 503, 551, 566, 567 DAYTRON 517, 566 DAEWOO 504, 505, 506, 507, 515, 544 FISHER 508, 545 FUNAI FUJITSU GOLDSTAR/LG 503, 512, 515, 517, 534, 544, 556, 568...
  • Page 87 To control a satellite tuner Maker Code(s) SONY 801, 802, 803, 804, 824, 825, 865 AMSTRAD 845, 846 BskyB GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) GRUNDIG 859, 860 HUMAX 846, 847 THOMSON 857, 861, 864, 876 PACE 848, 849, 850, 852, 862, 863, 864...
  • Page 88: Additional Information

    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”...
  • Page 89 x Dolby Digital Surround EX Acoustic technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Surround back information is matrixed into regular left and right surround channels so that the sound can be reproduced in 6.1 channel. Active scenes, especially, are recreated with a more dynamic and realistic sound field.
  • Page 90 Sony, and is a trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international standard for color space in video. This standard can express a wider colour range...
  • Page 91: Precautions

    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 92: 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 93 There is pop noise from a specific component connected to this receiver when you turn on the component. • Check that the INPUT MODE is not set to “AUTO” for the selected input (page 75). The left and right sounds are unbalanced or reversed.
  • Page 94 Video There is no picture or an unclear picture appears on the TV screen or monitor. • Select the appropriate input using the input buttons. • Set your TV to the appropriate input mode. • Move your audio components away from the TV.
  • Page 95 RDS does not work.* • Make sure that you are tuned to an FM RDS station. • Select a stronger FM station. The RDS information that you want does not appear.* • Contact the radio station and find out whether they actually provide the service in question.
  • Page 96: 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. Reference sections for clearing the receiver’s memory...
  • Page 97: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier section Models of area code CEL, CEK, ECE, AU Minimum RMS Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%) 85 W + 85 W Stereo Mode Output Power (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%) 100 W + 100 W Surround Mode Output Power (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10%) 140 W per channel...
  • Page 98 AM tuner section Tuning range Area code Tuning scale 10 kHz step CEL, CEK, ECE – AU, E51 530 kHz – 1,710 kHz Antenna (aerial) Loop antenna Intermediate frequency 450 kHz You can change the AM tuning scale to 9 kHz or 10 kHz.
  • Page 99: Index

    Index Numerics 2CH STEREO 62 5.1 channel 16 7.1 channel 16 AUTO CALIBRATION 31 AUTO FORMAT DIRECT (A.F.D.) 57 Blu-ray disc player connecting 23 playback 41 CD player connecting 21 playback 40 CD recorder connecting 21 Control for HDMI connecting 71 preparing 72 DIGITAL ASSIGN 76 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT...
  • Page 100 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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