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3-289-204-12(1)
Multi Channel AV
Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DA2400ES
©2008 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-289-204-12(1) Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DA2400ES ©2008 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the 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.___________________________ Serial No. ___________________________...
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. 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 ...14 2: Connecting speakers ...16 3: Connecting the TV ...18 4a: Connecting the audio components ...19 4b: Connecting the video components ...24 5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) ...35 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...36 7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface) ...39...
  • Page 5 Other Operations Converting analog video input signals ... 92 Enjoying the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (DMPORT) ... 92 Naming inputs ... 96 Switching between digital and analog audio (INPUT MODE) ... 97 Enjoying the sound/images from other inputs ... 98 Changing the display ...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Description and location of parts Front panel Status of the POWER button (Off) The receiver is turned off (initial setting). The ON/STANDBY lamp lights off. Press POWER to turn the receiver on. You cannot turn the receiver on using the remote. (On/Standby) Press /1 on the remote to turn the receiver on or...
  • Page 7 Name Function A POWER Press to turn the receiver on or off. ON/STANDBY Lights up in green lamp when the receiver is turned on. Lights up in red when the receiver is set to standby mode. B TONE MODE Adjusts the tonal quality (bass/treble TONE +/–...
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    Rear panel A DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section OPTICAL IN/ Connect to a DVD OUT jacks player, etc. The COAXIAL jack provides a better COAXIAL IN sound quality (page jacks 18, 20, 29, 30). HDMI IN/ Connect to a DVD OUT* jacks player, Blu-ray Disc Player, or a satellite tuner.
  • Page 9 GUI (Graphical User Interface) (page 39). 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 10 DAT deck, tape deck, satellite tuner, Blu-ray disc player, or PSX. – store a station during tuner operation. To enter the value of Sony TV, press TV (X) and then press ENT/MEM. CLEAR Press SHIFT (W) and then press CLEAR to –...
  • Page 11 PSX, DVD/VHS COMBO, or DVD/HDD COMBO on the TV screen. Then, use V/v/B/b and perform menu operations. To display the menus of Sony TV, press TV (X) and then press HOME/MENU. L ./> Press to skip tracks of the VCR,...
  • Page 12 EXIT O – return to the previous menu. – exit the menu while the menu To return to the previous menu of Sony TV, press TV (X) and then press RETURN/EXIT O. T DISPLAY Press to select information displayed on the display...
  • Page 13 OPTIONS TOOLS (J), HOME/MENU (K), RETURN/EXIT O (S), (I), and V/v/B/b (I) buttons to perform menu operations for Sony TVs only. Y THEATER Press to enjoy optimal image suited for movies and to output the sound from the speakers connected to this receiver automatically.
  • Page 14: 1: Installing The Speakers

    Name Function F MENU Press to display the menu to operate the receiver. G DMPORT Press to operate component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (page 50). Starts play. Stops play. ./> Skips tracks. H INPUT Press to select the input source SELECTOR to play back.
  • Page 15 You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of DVD software recorded sound in the Surround EX format if you connect one additional surround back speaker (6.1 channel system) or two surround back speakers (7.1 channel system.) Example of a 7.1 channel speaker system configuration AFront speaker (left) BFront speaker (right)
  • Page 16: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: Connecting speakers Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). (10 mm) A Speaker cords (not supplied) B Monaural audio cord (not supplied) AFront speaker A (left) BFront speaker A (right) CCenter speaker DSurround speaker (left) ESurround speaker (right) FSurround back speaker (left) GSurround back speaker (right)
  • Page 17 If you have an additional front speaker system, connect them to the SPEAKERS FRONT B terminals. You can select the front speaker system you want to use with the SPEAKERS switch (OFF/A/B/A+B) on the front panel (page 44). If you connect only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SPEAKERS SURROUND BACK L terminals.
  • Page 18: 3: Connecting The Tv

    C Video cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied) E HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 19: 4a: Connecting The Audio Components

    Notes • Be sure to turn on the receiver when the video and audio signals of a playback component are being output to a TV via the receiver. If the power supply of the receiver is not turned on, neither video nor audio signals will be transmitted.
  • Page 20 Connecting components with digital audio output jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player and DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter. DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter A Audio cord (not supplied) B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) Super Audio CD player, CD player...
  • Page 21 Notes on connecting DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter • When connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, be sure the connector is inserted with the arrow mark facing towards the arrow mark on the DMPORT jack. • Be sure to make DMPORT connections firmly, insert the connector straight in.
  • Page 22 Connecting components with multi channel output jacks If your DVD or Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi channel output jacks, you can connect them to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks of this receiver to enjoy multi channel sound. Alternatively, the multi channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi channel decoder.
  • Page 23: Connecting Components With

    Connecting components with analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component with analog jacks, such as tape deck, turntable, etc. Turntable A Audio cord (not supplied) Note If your turntable has a ground (earth) wire, connect it to the U SIGNAL GND terminal. MD deck, Tape deck Super...
  • Page 24: 4b: Connecting The Video Components

    4b: Connecting the video components How to hook up your components This section describes how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
  • Page 25: 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 and the PRE OUT jacks on this receiver.
  • Page 26 Satellite tuner, Set-top box Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. Blu-ray disc player Audio/video signals Audio/video signals TV, projector, etc. DVD player Audio/video signals...
  • Page 27 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 version1.3a, category 2 cable) when...
  • Page 28 Connecting a Blu-ray Disc Player The following illustration shows how to connect a Blu-ray Disc Player. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals A Audio cord (not supplied) B Component video cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) Note...
  • Page 29: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Connecting a DVD player The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Component video cord (not supplied) D Video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 30 Connecting a satellite tuner, Set-top box The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner, Set-top box. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Component video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 31 Connecting components with analog video and audio jack The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as a DVD recorder or VCR, etc. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 32 Function for conversion of video signals This receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. You can output the video signal after connecting this receiver via the MONITOR OUT or HDMI OUT jack as shown in the illustration. •...
  • Page 33 Notes on converting video signals • When video signals from a VCR, etc., are converted on this receiver and then output to your TV, depending on the status of the video signal output, the image on the TV screen may appear distorted horizontally or no image may be output.
  • Page 34 In the video input/output conversion table classified by the menu settings For details on “Resolution” menu setting, see “Settings for the video (Video settings menu)” (page 57) and on operating, see “Converting analog video input signals” (page 92). “Resolution” menu setting Input signals DIRECT Component video...
  • Page 35: 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, be sure to disconnect the power cord. FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) * The shape of the connector varies depending on the area.
  • Page 36: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    6: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains lead) to the AC INLET terminal on the receiver, then connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. Notes •...
  • Page 37 You can switch the command mode (AV SYSTEM 1 or AV SYSTEM 2) of the receiver and the remote. If both the receiver and the other Sony component respond to the same remote command, switch the command mode of either the component or the receiver to...
  • Page 38 To switch the command mode of the RM-AAP025 remote THEATER SHIFT VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ TAPE -/-- 0/10 ENT/MEM PHONO MULTI IN DMPORT CLEAR/>10 SIRIUS Press ?/1 while pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button flashes and the SHIFT button indicator lights up.
  • Page 39: 7: Operating The Receiver Using The Gui (graphical User Interface)

    7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface) You can change the display mode of the receiver menu to the screen mode using the following procedures. In the screen mode, “GUI MODE” appears in the display window of the receiver. By using the GUI menu, you can make various settings and adjustments.
  • Page 40 Overview of the menus The following menu items are available in each settings menu. Input Selects the input to the receiver. For details on each input, see “Selecting a component” (page 50). Music You can enjoy sound and image from component connected the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
  • Page 41 Navigating through GUI menus 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC INPUT NIGHT RESOLUTION MODE SLEEP MODE MODE RETURN/ EXIT O HOME CATEGORY Press GUI MODE repeatedly to select “GUI ON”. “GUI MODE” appears on the display window of the receiver and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 42: 8: Setting The Speakers

    Press or b to enter the parameter. Press V/v repeatedly to select the setting you want. Press to enter the setting. Repeat steps 2 to 9 to make other settings. To return to the previous screen Press RETURN/EXIT O. To exit the menu Press MENU.
  • Page 43 Press V/v repeatedly to select “Speaker Impedance”, then or b. press Press V/v repeatedly to select “4 ohms” or “8 ohms” depending on the speakers you are using, then press Notes • If you are not sure of the impedances of the speakers, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your speakers.
  • Page 44: 9: Calibrating The Appropriate Speaker Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    Selecting the front speakers You can select the front speakers you want to drive. Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation. SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) Press SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) repeatedly to select the front speaker system you want to drive. To select The speakers connected to the SPEAKERS FRONT A...
  • Page 45 Notes • The Auto Calibration function does not work if – SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) is set to off. – headphones are connected. • If the muting function has been activated before you perform Auto Calibration, the muting function will be set to off automatically. Optimizer microphone Connect the supplied optimizer microphone to the AUTO CAL...
  • Page 46 Performing Auto Calibration The Auto Calibration function allows you to measure the following: • Speaker connections • Speaker polarity • Speaker distance • Speaker size • Speaker level a)b) • Frequency characteristics The measurement result is not utilized in the following cases.
  • Page 47 To cancel the measurement The measurement will be canceled when you do the following: – Press ?/1, input buttons or MUTING. – Press SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) on the receiver. – Change the volume level. – Connect the headphones. Confirming/saving the measurement results Confirm the measurement result.
  • Page 48 Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. Engineer Sets the frequency to one that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. Front Reference Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 49 Message list after Auto Calibration measurement Error and Explanation warning code Error Code 31 SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) is set to off. Set it to others and re-perform the measurement. Error Code 32 None of the speakers were detected. Make sure that the optimizer microphone is connected properly and reperform the measurement.
  • Page 50: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component THEATER THEATER SHIFT SHIFT VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ SA-CD/ TAPE TAPE -/-- -/-- 0/10 0/10 PHONO PHONO MULTI IN MULTI IN CLEAR/>10 CLEAR/>10 SIRIUS SIRIUS 2CH/ 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.F.D. A.F.D. MOVIE MOVIE INPUT...
  • Page 51 Tips • You can adjust the volume differently depending on the speed with which you turn the MASTER VOLUME on the receiver. To turn the volume up or down quickly: turn the knob quickly. To make fine adjustment: turn the knob slowly. •...
  • Page 52: Listening To A Super Audio Cd/cd

    Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD SLEEP DISPLAY GUI MODE • 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. You can select the sound field to suit the music.
  • Page 53: Watching A Dvd/blu-ray Disc

    Watching a DVD/Blu-ray Disc SLEEP DISPLAY GUI MODE • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and DVD player or Blu-ray Disc Player. Select the audio format of the disc to be played, if necessary. You can select the sound field to suit the movie or the music.
  • Page 54: Enjoying Video Games

    Enjoying video games SLEEP DISPLAY GUI MODE VIDEO 2 IN/PORTABLE AV IN • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and video game. Turn on the TV and video game. Turn on the receiver. Press INPUT SELECTOR to select “VIDEO 2*”.
  • Page 55: Watching Video

    Watching video SLEEP DISPLAY GUI MODE • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and VCR. Turn on the VCR. Turn on the receiver. Press INPUT SELECTOR to select “VIDEO 1*”. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select “VIDEO 1*”.
  • Page 56: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Settings for the audio (Audio settings menu) You can use the Audio settings menu to make settings for the audio to suit your preference. Select “Audio” in the Settings menu. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface)”...
  • Page 57: Settings For The Video (video Settings Menu)

    Settings for the video (Video settings menu) You can use the Video settings menu to make settings for video. Select “Video” in the Settings menu. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface)” (page 39).
  • Page 58: Settings For The System (system Settings Menu)

    x SW Level (Subwoofer level for HDMI) Lets you set the level of the subwoofer to 0 dB or +10 dB when PCM signals are input via an HDMI connection. You can set the level for each HDMI input independently. •...
  • Page 59: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying a pre- programmed sound field MODE MODE HOME HOME Start playing a sound source you want to listen to (CD, DVD, etc.). Press GUI MODE to select “GUI ON”. “GUI MODE” appears on the display window of the receiver and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 60 Types of 2CH mode x 2ch Stereo 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 61 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 a) b) Master Audio Multi channel Linear PCM Audio signals are output in another format if the playback component does not correspond to the format.
  • Page 62 Types of 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. A.F.D. mode [appears on TV screen] A.F.D.
  • Page 63 If you connect a subwoofer This receiver will generate a low frequency signal for output to the subwoofer when there is no LFE signal, which is a low-pass sound effect output to a subwoofer from a 2 channel signal. However, the low frequency signal is not generated for “Neo:6 Cinema”...
  • Page 64 You can select this sound field mode if the headphones are connected to the receiver. Appears on the display window only. 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 65: Resetting Sound Fields To The Initial Settings

    Notes • The sound fields for music and movies do not work in the following cases. – The multi channel input is selected. – DTS-HD signals with a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz are being received. – Dolby TrueHD signals with a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz are being received.
  • Page 66: Enjoying The Surround Effect At Low Volume Levels (night Mode)

    Enjoying the surround effect at low volume levels (NIGHT MODE) This function allows you to retain a theater like environment at low volume levels. This function can be used with other sound fields. When watching a movie late at night, you will be able to hear the dialog clearly even at a low volume level.
  • Page 67 Press V/v repeatedly to select “Manual Setup”, then press or b. Press V/v/B/b to select speaker you want to adjust. Press Press B/b repeatedly to select the parameter you want. Press V/v repeatedly to adjust the setting. Manual Setup menu parameters x Level (Level of speaker) You can adjust each speaker’s level (center,...
  • Page 68 x Size (Size of each speaker) You can adjust each speaker’s (front left/right, center, surround left/right, surround back left/ right) size. • LARGE If you connect large speakers that will effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”. • SMALL If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of surround effects when using multi channel surround sound, select “SMALL”...
  • Page 69 Making settings with the Speaker Pattern menu 2CH/ 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.F.D. A.F.D. MOVIE MOVIE MUSIC MUSIC INPUT INPUT NIGHT NIGHT RESOLUTION RESOLUTION MODE MODE SLEEP SLEEP MODE MODE MODE MODE HOME HOME CATEGORY CATEGORY Press GUI MODE repeatedly to select “GUI ON”.
  • Page 70 Making settings with the Test Tone menu 2CH/ 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.F.D. A.F.D. MOVIE MOVIE INPUT INPUT RESOLUTION RESOLUTION MODE MODE SLEEP SLEEP HOME HOME Press GUI MODE repeatedly to select “GUI ON”. “GUI MODE” appears on the display window of the receiver and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 71: Test Tone

    Test Tone menu parameters x Test Tone • OFF • AUTO The test tone is output from each speaker in sequence. • FL, CNT, FR, SR, SBR, SBL, SB, SL, SW You can select which speakers will output the test tone. x Phase Noise •...
  • Page 72: Adjusting The Equalizer

    x D.Range Comp (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 73: Tuner Operations

    Press V/v repeatedly to select “Settings”, then press The Settings menu list appears on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “EQ”, then press Choose the speaker you want to adjust using B/b, then press Press B/b repeatedly to select “Bass”...
  • Page 74: Direct Tuning

    Press V/v to select “Auto Tuning”, then press Press V/v. Press V to scan from low to high, press v to scan from high to low. The receiver stops scanning whenever a station is received. In case of poor FM stereo reception Press OPTIONS.
  • Page 75: Presetting Radio Stations

    Press SHIFT, then press numeric buttons to enter the frequency. Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0 If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna (aerial) for optimum reception.
  • Page 76: Listening To Satellite Radio

    Repeat steps 3 to 7 to preset another station. To tune to preset stations Repeat steps 1 and 2 of “Presetting radio stations”. Press V/v to select the preset station you want. You can select a preset station as follows: •...
  • Page 77 ® XM Ready Subscription Once you have installed the XM Mini-Tuner Home Dock, inserted the XM Mini-Tuner, connected the XM Mini-Tuner Home Dock to ® your XM Ready audio system, and installed the antenna, you are ready to subscribe and begin receiving XM programming.
  • Page 78 Connecting the XM Radio or SIRIUS Satellite Radio SIRIUS jack To connect to the XM jack Before operating the system, connect the XM Mini-Tuner and Home Dock to the XM jack. Note To ensure optimal reception of XM’s satellite signal, move your antenna to various window locations around your home to see where the best reception will be received.
  • Page 79 While checking the parameter, aim your antenna (aerial) to where the best reception will be received. For details on the parameter, see “Signal strength” below. Signal strength Signal Signal type strength Satellite Good Marginal Weak None Checking the XM Radio ID or SIRIUS ID number Terrestrial Press GUI MODE repeatedly to...
  • Page 80 SIRIUS Press OPTIONS, then press V/v repeatedly to select “Radio ID” or “Sirius ID”, then press SIRIUS Check the XM Radio ID or SIRIUS ID on the TV screen and write it in the space provided here. XM Radio ID:_____________________ Sirius ID:_________________________ You can also check the XM Radio ID and SIRIUS ID using the display on the...
  • Page 81 SIRIUS Note When the “Preset Mode” screen is displayed, press OPTIONS, then press V/v repeatedly to select “Category Mode”. Press V/v to select the channel, then press The selected channel is being received. The channel information is displayed on the TV screen. Note When you select a channel in the “Category Mode”, the channel you selected may not be the one in the...
  • Page 82 Presetting the channels You can select the channels you want directly by presetting them using the preset numbers. You can preset up to 30 XM Radio channels and 30 SIRIUS Satellite Radio channels. 2CH/ 2CH/ 2CH/ 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.F.D.
  • Page 83 Restricting access to specific channels (Parental Lock) (SIRIUS only) You can restrict access to certain channels using your own lock code. The lock code is set to “0000” as the default. Change the lock code before you use this function for the first time (see “To change the lock code”).
  • Page 84 Press SHIFT, then press the numeric buttons to enter your 4-digit lock code. “The channel has been locked.” appears and the Parental Lock is set. To delete the numbers you have entered, go back to step 4 by pressing RETURN/ EXIT O, and then repeat the procedure above from step 4.
  • Page 85 XM Radio messages list Message appears Explanation on TV screen [Display window] Check XM Tuner The XM Mini-Tuner is not installed [XM TUNER] or not fully seated in the XM Mini- Tuner Home Dock or the XM Mini- Tuner Home Dock is not connected to the receiver.
  • Page 86 SIRIUS Satellite Radio message list Message appears Explanation on TV screen [Display window] Antenna Error The antenna is not connected [ANTENNA] properly. Acquiring Signal The receiving condition is not good. Try moving the antenna to another location. For [ACQUIRING] Call 888-539-SIRI You have not subscribed for the [CALL 888, selected channel.
  • Page 87: 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 88 Audio signals 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). To enjoy TV multi channel...
  • Page 89: 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 90: Watching A Dvd (one-touch Play)

    To set Control for HDMI 2CH/ 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.F.D. A.F.D. MOVIE MOVIE INPUT INPUT RESOLUTION RESOLUTION MODE MODE SLEEP SLEEP HOME HOME Press GUI MODE repeatedly to select “GUI ON”. “GUI MODE” appears on the display window of the receiver and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 91: 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 92: Other Operations

    For details on connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, see “Connecting components with digital audio output jacks” (page 20). HOME HOME Sony offers the following DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters: • TDM-BT1 Bluetooth™ Wireless Audio Adapter • TDM-NW1/NW10 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter •...
  • Page 93 Selecting an operation screen to operate the component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter You can select an operation screen using the GUI menu, depending on the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter you want to use. For some adapter, such as TDM-BT1 or TDM- NW1, the operation screen is fixed and you cannot change it on the GUI screen.
  • Page 94 Operating the component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter To operate the TDM-iP1 or TDM- NC1 using the GUI menu of the receiver Make sure that “System GUI” is selected in step 5 in “Selecting an operation screen to operate the component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter”...
  • Page 95 Playing the selected track During playback of the selected track, the displayed screen changes depending on the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter connected. TDM-iP1 TDM-NC1 You can also operate the components connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter using the following buttons on the remote of the receiver.
  • Page 96: Naming Inputs

    DIGITAL MEDIA PORT message list Message appears Explanation No Adapter The adapter is not connected. No Device There is no device connected to the adapter. No Audio No audio file was found. Loading The data is being read. No Server* There is no server connected.
  • Page 97: Switching Between Digital And Analog Audio (input Mode)

    Switching between digital and analog audio (INPUT MODE) When you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, you can fix the audio input mode to either of them, or switch from one to the other, depending on the type of material you intend to watch.
  • Page 98: Enjoying The Sound/images From Other Inputs

    Enjoying the sound/ images from other inputs You can reassign video and/or audio signals to another input. Example: Connect the OPTICAL OUT jack of the DVD player to the OPTICAL VIDEO 1 IN jack of this receiver when you want to input the only digital optical audio signals from the DVD player.
  • Page 99 Input name VIDEO1 VIDEO2 Assignable COMPONENT 1 video input COMPONENT 2 jacks COMPONENT 3 COMPOSITE NONE Assignable VIDEO 1 OPT audio input SAT OPT jacks DVD COAX SA-CD COAX Notes • You cannot assign optical signals from an input source to the optical input jacks on the receiver, and you cannot assign coaxial signals from the input source to the coaxial input jacks on the receiver.
  • Page 100: Changing The Display

    Changing the display You can check the sound field, etc., by changing the information on the display. 2CH/ 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.F.D. A.F.D. MOVIE MOVIE INPUT INPUT RESOLUTION RESOLUTION MODE MODE SLEEP SLEEP DISPLAY HOME HOME Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will change as follows.
  • Page 101 About the indicators on the display window Name Function A SW Lights up when subwoofer is connected and the audio signal is output from the SUBWOOFER jack. While this indicator lights up, the receiver creates a subwoofer signal based on the LFE signal in the disc being played back or the low frequency components...
  • Page 102 Name Function G DTS/ “DTS” lights up when the DTS-ES/ receiver is decoding DTS DTS 96/24 signals. “DTS-ES” lights up when the receiver is decoding DTS-ES signals. “DTS 96/24” lights up when the receiver is decoding DTS 96/24 (DTS 96 kHz/24 bit) signals. Note When playing a DTS format disc, be sure that you have...
  • Page 103 Name Function W ANALOG Lights up when – INPUT MODE is set to “AUTO” and no digital signal is being input through the COAXIAL, OPTICAL or HDMI jacks. – INPUT MODE is set to “ANALOG”. – the “Analog Direct” is being used.
  • Page 104: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the sleep timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. 2CH/ 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.DIRECT A.F.D. A.F.D. MOVIE MOVIE INPUT INPUT RESOLUTION RESOLUTION MODE MODE SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP HOME HOME Press SLEEP repeatedly while the power is on.
  • Page 105: Using A Bi-amplifier Connection

    Start recording on the recording deck, then start playback on the playback component. Notes • Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output from the MD/TAPE OUT jacks. • The audio input signals from the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks are not output. Recording onto a recording media Press the input button of the...
  • Page 106: Operating Without Connecting To The Tv

    To set up speakers Set “Bi-AMP Speaker” to “ON” in the Speaker settings menu. The same signals output from the FRONT SPEAKERS A jacks can be output from the SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS terminals by setting “Bi-AMP Speaker” to “ON”. Notes •...
  • Page 107 Press or b to enter the menu. Press V/v repeatedly to select the parameter you want to adjust. Press or b to enter the parameter. Press V/v repeatedly to select the setting you want. Press to enter the setting. To return to the previous display Press B.
  • Page 108 Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 106. Menu Parameters [Display [Display window] window] Auto Calibration Auto Calibration start settings [A.CAL START] [<AUTO CAL>] Calibration type [CAL TYPE] Position [POSITION] Naming inputs [NAME IN] Level settings...
  • Page 109 Menu Parameters [Display [Display window] window] Speaker settings Speaker pattern [<SPEAKER>] [SP PATTERN] Front speakers [FRT SP] Center speaker [CNT SP] Surround speakers [SUR SP] Bi-amplifier [BI-AMP SP] Front left speaker distance [FL DIST.] Front right speaker distance [FR DIST.] Center speaker distance [CNT DIST.] Surround left speaker distance...
  • Page 110 Menu Parameters [Display [Display window] window] Surround Sound field selection settings [S.F. SELECT] [<SURROUND>] Enhanced surround mode [E.SUR MODE] Effect level [EFFECT] EQ settings Front speakers bass level [<EQ>] [FRT BASS] Front speakers treble level [FRT TREBLE] Center speaker bass level [CNT BASS] Center speaker treble level [CNT TREBLE]...
  • Page 111 Menu Parameters [Display [Display window] window] Audio settings Synchronizes audio with video [<AUDIO>] output [A/V SYNC] Digital broadcast language selection [DUAL MONO] Digital audio input decoding priority [DEC. PRIO] Digital audio input assignment [A. ASSIGN] VIDEO 1? b VIDEO 2? b BD? b DVD? b SAT? b...
  • Page 112 Menu Parameters [Display [Display window] window] System settings Naming inputs [<SYSTEM>] [NAME IN] Brightness of the display [DIMMER] RS-232C Control [RS-232C] xxx represent a speaker channel (FL, FR, CNT, SL, SR, SB, SBL, SBR, SW). You cannot select this setting if your speaker is set to “LARGE”. This parameter is available depending on the speaker configuration.
  • Page 113 Performing Auto Calibration For details on the Auto Calibration, see “9: Calibrating the appropriate speaker settings automatically (Auto Calibration)” (page 44). Refer to “Before you perform the Auto Calibration” (page 44) before performing the Auto Calibration. To operate on the receiver Press GUI MODE repeatedly to select “GUI OFF”.
  • Page 114 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 the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 115: Tuning Radio Stations

    To select Enhanced Surround Mode Press AMP. Press MENU. Press V/v repeatedly to select “<SURROUND>”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “<E.SUR MODE>”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select the Enhanced Surround Mode you want, then press Note The selected Enhanced Surround Mode can only be applied if you have selected “E.SURROUND”...
  • Page 116: Selecting A Preset Station

    Selecting a preset station Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. Press PRESET+ or PRESET – repeatedly to select the preset station you want. You can also press SHIFT, then press numeric buttons to select the preset station you want.
  • Page 117 Checking the Satellite Tuner ID Press XM to select “XM RADIO” or press SIRIUS to select “SIRIUS”. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver. Press TUNING + or TUNING – to select channel 0. You can also press TUNING MODE on the receiver to select “AUTO”...
  • Page 118: Using The Remote

    When you program the remote to control the following Sony or non-Sony components, you can use the buttons on the remote that are marked with circles. Note, however, that some buttons may not operate your component.
  • Page 119: Table Of Buttons Used To Control Each Component

    Table of buttons used to control each component Component player, DVD/VHS combo Button AV ?/1 Numeric buttons (SHIFT mode) TV INPUT, WIDE (SHIFT mode) -/--, >10, CLEAR (SHIFT mode) ENT/MEM (SHIFT mode) DISPLAY RETURN/EXIT O OPTIONS/TOOLS V/v/B/b, , MENU, HOME ./>...
  • Page 120: Programming The Remote

    The procedure below uses as an example a case in which a VCR made by a company other than Sony is connected to the VIDEO 1 IN jacks on the receiver. Before you begin, note that: –...
  • Page 121 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 122 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 123 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, FISHER 508, 545 FUNAI FUJITSU GOLDSTAR/LG 503, 512, 515, 517, 534, 544, 556, 568...
  • Page 124: Clearing All The Contents Of The Remote's Memory

    To control a cable box Maker Code(s) SONY 821, 822, 823 HAMLIN/REGAL 836, 837, 838, 839, 840 JERROLD/G.I./ 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, MOTOROLA 811, 812, 813, 814, 819 JERROLD 830, 831 841, 842, 843 PANASONIC 816, 826, 832, 833, 834,...
  • Page 125: Additional Information

    Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) 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 126: Dolby Digital Plus

    x Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus provides the flexibility and efficiency to deliver more channels of compelling surround sound for high-definition video media. Its superior coding efficiencies enable up to 7.1ch of high-quality multichannel audio without negatively impacting bit budgets allocated for video performance or additional feature sets.
  • Page 127 x DTS-HD Audio format which extends the conventional DTS Digital Surround format. This format consists of a core and an extension, and the core part has DTS Digital Surround compatibility. There are two kinds of DTS-HD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • Page 128: Precautions

    “p” of “480p” stands for “Progressive”. x x.v.Color x.v.Color is a more familiar term for the xvYCC standard proposed by Sony, and is a trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international standard for color space in video. This standard can express a wider color range than the currently used broadcast standard.
  • Page 129: Troubleshooting

    If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Audio There is no sound, no matter which component is selected, or only a very low-level sound is heard.
  • Page 130 There is no sound from one of the front speakers. • Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack to verify that sound is output from the headphones. If only one channel is output from the headphones, the component may not be connected to the receiver correctly.
  • Page 131 Dolby Digital or DTS multi channel sound is not reproduced. • Check that the DVD, etc. you are playing is recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS format. • When connecting the DVD player, etc., to the digital input jacks of this receiver, make sure the setting for the digital audio output of the connected component is available.
  • Page 132 HDMI The source sound input to the HDMI jack is not output from the receiver or the TV speaker. • Check the setting of “Audio Out” in the HDMI settings menu (page 57). • Check that the component is connected correctly to the HDMI jack for that component.
  • Page 133 The TV’s remote commander cannot be used to control the connected component when using the Control for HDMI function. • Change the input of the receiver to the HDMI input connected to the component. Tuner The FM reception is poor. •...
  • Page 134: Remote Control

    (page 37). • Make sure you select the correct input on the remote. • When you operate a programmed non- Sony component, the remote may not function properly depending on the model and the maker of the component. Error messages If there is a malfunction, the display shows a code of two numbers and a message.
  • Page 135: Specifications

    Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 – 20,000 Hz; rated 100 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.09% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
  • Page 136 Video section Inputs/Outputs Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms COMPONENT VIDEO: Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms 80 MHz HD Pass Through HDMI Video Input/Output (HDMI Repeater block) 640 × 480p@60 Hz 720 ×...
  • Page 137: Index

    Index Symbols U SIGNAL GND terminal 23 Numerics 2 channel 60 2ch Stereo Mode 60 4 ohms 43 5.1 channel 14 7.1 channel 15 8 ohms 43 A.F.D. (mode) 62 A/V Sync 56 AC power cord 36 AM 73 Analog Direct 60 Audio (Settings) 56 Auto Calibration 44 Auto Tuning 73...
  • Page 138 FM 73 FM Mode 74 Gain Adjusting (Bass/Treble) 72 GUI (Graphical User Interface) 18 HDMI (Settings) 57 HDMI jacks 8 Headphone (Settings) 64 Input 50 Input Assign 98 INPUT MODE 97 – INPUT SELECTOR 52 iPod 93 LARGE 68 Level 67 LFE (Low Frequency Effect) 101 List Mode 95 Lock Code 84...
  • Page 139 Up converting 32 VCR 31 Video (Settings) 57 VIDEO 2 IN/PORTABLE AV IN jacks 31 Video game 54 XM Radio 76...
  • Page 140 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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