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Multi Channel AV
Operating Instructions
©2010 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DH510 ©2010 Sony Corporation 4-168-043-14(1)
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...
  • Page 3 12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. 13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
  • Page 4 Notice for customers: The following information is only applicable to equipment sold in 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 5: About This Manual

    HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. “x.v.Colour (x.v.Color)” and “x.v.Colour (x.v.Color)” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Area code “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “PLAYSTATION” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ) technology.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About This Manual...5 Supplied accessories...7 Description and location of parts...8 Connections 1: Installing the speakers ...17 2: Connecting the speakers ...19 3: Connecting the TV ...20 4a: Connecting the audio components...22 4b: Connecting the video components ...23 5: Connecting the antennas (aerials)...29 6: Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) ...29...
  • Page 7: Supplied Accessories

    Using the Remote Changing the input button assignments ... 66 Clearing all the contents of the remote’s memory ... 67 Additional Information Glossary ... 67 Precautions ... 69 Troubleshooting ... 70 Specifications ... 75 Index... 77 Supplied accessories • Operating Instructions (this manual) •...
  • Page 8: Description And Location Of Parts

    Description and location of parts Front panel INPUT SELECTOR INPUT MODE PHONES A ?/1 (on/standby) (page 30, 39, 46, 67) B INPUT SELECTOR (page 35) C Display (page 9) D Remote sensor Receives signals from remote commander. E MASTER VOLUME (page 34, 35) F MUTING (page 35) G DIMMER (page 65) H DISPLAY (page 36)
  • Page 9 Indicators on the display HDMI COAX Indicator and explanation A Playback channel indicators The letters (L, C, R, etc.) indicate the channels being played back. The boxes around the letters vary to show how the receiver downmixes or upmixes the source sound (based on the speaker settings).
  • Page 10 Indicator and explanation F SLEEP Lights up when the sleep timer is activated (page 37, 65). G D.RANGE Lights up when dynamic range compression is activated (page 59). H Tuning indicators Lights up when the receiver tunes in radio stations. Stereo broadcast RDS (Models of area code ECE, CEK, AU1 only)
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

  • Page 12 HDMI TV OUT or MONITOR OUT jack to a TV (page 20, 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. RM-AAU071 (For customers in...
  • Page 13 SHIFT Selects the component you want to use. When you press any of the input buttons, the receiver turns on. The buttons are initial assigned to control Sony components. D Numeric buttons Presets or tunes to preset stations. E ENTER Enters the selection.
  • Page 14 (SYSTEM STANDBY). Press and hold SHIFT (Q) then press this button. Press AMP MENU (K) to activate this button. To control a Sony TV Press and hold TV (R) and then press the yellow printing button to select the function you want.
  • Page 15 Displays text. wj THEATER (RM-AAU071 only) THEATRE (RM-AAU074 only) Sets the optimal picture settings automatically for watching movies when you connect a Sony TV that is compatible with the THEATER/ THEATRE button function (page 51). wk INPUT (RM-AAU071 only) Selects the input signal (TV or video).
  • Page 16 To control other Sony components Name A AV ?/1 D Numeric buttons (number 5 E ENTER H ANGLE I DISPLAY J Color buttons V/v/B/b M TOOLS/OPTIONS N MENU/HOME O m/M a)f) ./> U RETURN/EXIT O V GUIDE a)d) W AUDIO...
  • Page 17: Connections

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM-AAU071 (Models of area code U2, CA2 only) or RM-AAU074 (Models of area code ECE, CEK, AU1 only) Remote Commander. Observe the correct polarity when installing batteries. Notes •...
  • Page 18 Note To enjoy better surround sound, the distance between the center speaker and the listening position B cannot be more than 1.5 meters (5 feet) closer than the one between the listening position and the front speaker A. Place the speakers so that the difference in the length of B in the following diagram is no more than 1.5 meters (5 feet) closer than the length of A.
  • Page 19: 2: Connecting The Speakers

    2: Connecting the speakers Before connecting the cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Center speaker HDMI DVD IN BD IN SAT/CATV IN TENNA VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO DVD IN MONITOR NENT VIDEO MONITOR AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO...
  • Page 20: 3: Connecting The Tv

    A Audio cord (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied) C Component video cord (not supplied) D Video cord (not supplied) E HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. Recommended connection Alternative connection Video signals...
  • Page 21 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 22: 4A: Connecting The Audio Components

    4a: Connecting the audio components The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player and DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter. Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Super Audio CD player, CD player ANTENNA OPTICAL...
  • Page 23: 4B: Connecting The Video Components

    4b: Connecting the video components Components to be connected Connect your video components according to the table below. Component Blu-ray disc player* “PlayStation 3”* DVD player* DVD recorder* Satellite tuner*, Cable TV tuner* * We recommend that you connect your video components via HDMI connection if they have HDMI jacks.
  • Page 24 0.7A MAX SA-CD/CD AUTO CAL DMPORT A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. * See page 20 for the audio connection of the TV to the receiver. Blu-ray disc player, “PlayStation 3” Audio/video...
  • Page 25 Standard HDMI cable, 1080p or Deep Colour (Deep Color) images may not be displayed properly. • Sony recommends that you use an HDMI authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. • We do not recommend using an HDMI-DVI conversion cable. When you connect an...
  • Page 26 Connecting a DVD player, DVD recorder The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player or DVD recorder. DVD player, DVD recorder Audio signals ANTENNA OPTICAL SAT/ CATV OPTICAL SAT/CATV IN DVD IN COMPONENT VIDEO COAXIAL AUDIO DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) DC5V 0.7A MAX SA-CD/CD...
  • Page 27 Connecting a Satellite tuner, Cable TV tuner The following illustration shows how to connect a Satellite tuner or Cable TV tuner. Satellite tuner, Cable TV tuner Audio signals Video signals ANTENNA OPTICAL SAT/ CATV OPTICAL SAT/CATV IN DVD IN MONITOR COMPONENT VIDEO COAXIAL AUDIO...
  • Page 28 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. ANTENNA OPTICAL SAT/ CATV OPTICAL DVD IN SAT/CATV IN MONITOR COMPONENT VIDEO COAXIAL AUDIO AUDIO...
  • Page 29: 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 AC power cord (mains lead). FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) AM loop antenna (aerial) (supplied) ANTENNA OPTICAL...
  • Page 30: Preparing The Receiver

    Preparing the Receiver Initializing the receiver Before using the receiver for the first time, initialize the receiver by performing the following procedure. This procedure can also be used to return settings you have made to their initial settings. Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation.
  • Page 31 Note During the calibration, the sound that comes out of the speakers is very loud. The volume of the sound cannot be adjusted. Pay attention to the presence of children or to the effect on your neighborhood. When you face the speaker towards the optimizer microphone, you will get a more accurate measurement.
  • Page 32 The table below shows the display when measurement starts. Measurement for Display Environment noise NOISE.CHK level Speaker connection MEASURE and SP DET. appears alternately* Speaker level MEASURE and GAIN appears alternately* Speaker distance MEASURE and DISTANCE appears alternately* * The corresponding speaker indicator lights up in the display during measurement.
  • Page 33 Error codes and remedies Error Cause and remedy code ERROR 10 The environment is too noisy. Make sure the environment is quiet during Auto Calibration. ERROR 11 The speakers are placed too near the optimizer microphone. Place your speakers further away from the optimizer microphone.
  • Page 34: Adjusting The Speaker Levels (Test Tone)

    Adjusting the speaker levels (TEST TONE) You can adjust the speaker levels while listening to the test tone from your listening position. SAT/ CATV SA-CD/ VIDEO DMPORT TUNER V/v/B/b MENU > Press AMP MENU. Press V/v repeatedly to select “LEVEL”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “T.
  • Page 35: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playback SAT/ CATV SA-CD/ VIDEO DMPORT TUNER V/v/B/b MENU MASTER > VOL +/–/ +/– MUTING/ Turn on the connected component. Turn on the receiver. Press one of the input buttons to select the component you want. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.
  • Page 36: Viewing Information On The Display

    Naming inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs (except TUNER) and display it on the receiver’s display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of the connected components. Press one of the input buttons to select the input you want to create an index name for.
  • Page 37: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. V/v/B/b MENU Press AMP MENU. Press V/v repeatedly to select “SYSTEM”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “SLEEP”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select the preset time you want, then press The display changes as follows:...
  • Page 38: Tuner Operations

    Tuner Operations Listening to FM/AM radio You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, make sure you have connected the FM and AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver (page 29). The tuning scale for direct tuning differs depending on the area code as shown in the following table.
  • Page 39: Direct Tuning

    Tuning into a station directly (Direct Tuning) You can enter the frequency of a station directly by using the numeric buttons. Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver. Press D.TUNING.
  • Page 40: Presetting Fm/Am Radio Stations

    Presetting FM/AM radio stations You can preset up to 30 FM stations and 30 AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the stations you often listen to. SAT/ CATV SA-CD/ VIDEO TUNER DMPORT TUNER V/v/B/b MENU > Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band.
  • Page 41: Tuning To Preset Stations

    Tuning to preset stations Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. Press PRESET + or PRESET – repeatedly to select the preset station you want. Each time you press the button, you can select a preset station as follows: You can also press and hold SHIFT and then press the numeric buttons to select the preset station you want.
  • Page 42: Using The Radio Data System (Rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (For customers in Europe and Australia only) This receiver allows you to use Radio Data System (RDS), which enables radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. This receiver offers convenient RDS features, such as program service name display.
  • Page 43: Music Mode

    C.ST.EX A (Cinema Studio EX DCS ) 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. x C.ST.EX B (Cinema Studio EX...
  • Page 44 x STADIUM (Stadium) Reproduces the feeling of a large open-air stadium. x SPORTS (Sports) Reproduces the feeling of sports broadcasting. x PORTABLE (Portable Audio Enhancer) Reproduces a clear enhanced sound image from your portable audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3 and other compressed music. x PLII MS (Pro Logic II Music) Perform Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode decoding.
  • Page 45 When connecting Blu-ray disc players and other next generation HD players Digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on digital audio input jacks for the connected component. This receiver supports the following audio formats. Audio format Dolby Digital Multi channel Linear PCM Audio signals are output in another format if the playback component does not correspond to the format.
  • Page 46: 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 47: Bravia" Sync Features

    “BRAVIA” Sync Features What is “BRAVIA” Sync? “BRAVIA” Sync is compatible with Sony TV, Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, AV amplifier, etc., that is equipped with the Control for HDMI function. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the “BRAVIA” Sync with an...
  • Page 48: Playing Back Components With One-Touch Operation (One-Touch Play)

    If your TV is not compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function V/v/B/b MENU Perform the steps given in “If your TV is compatible with the “Control for HDMI- Easy Setting” function” (page 47). Press AMP MENU. Press V/v repeatedly to select “HDMI”, or b.
  • Page 49: 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 50: Turning Off The Receiver With The Tv (System Power Off)

    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 51: Enjoying Movies With The Optimum Sound Field (Theater/Theatre Mode Sync)

    Enjoying movies with the optimum sound field (Theater/Theatre Mode Sync) Press the THEATER or THEATRE button on the remote of the receiver, TV, or the Blu-ray disc player, while pointing the remote toward the TV. The sound field switches to “C.ST.EX B”. To return to the previous sound field, press the THEATER or THEATRE button again.
  • Page 52: Advanced Operations

    Advanced Operations Switching between digital and analog audio (INPUT MODE) When you connect components to both digital and analog 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 53: Enjoying The Sound From Other Inputs

    Enjoying the sound from other inputs You can reassign audio signals to another input when they are not currently being used. For example, when you want to output the sound source for the DVD player using OPTICAL IN jack on the receiver: DVD player Connect to OPTICAL...
  • Page 54 Assigning input jacks Assignable audio input jacks Audio DVD COAX SAT OPT ANALOG NONE * Initial setting Notes • When you assign the digital audio input, the INPUT MODE setting may change automatically (page 52). • You cannot reassign more than one digital audio input to the same input.
  • Page 55: Enjoying Sound/Images From The Components Connected To The Digital Media Port

    Enjoying sound/images from the components connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) allows you to enjoy sound/images from a portable audio source or computer by connecting a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter. The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters are available for purchase depending on the area.
  • Page 56 Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details, see the page in the parentheses. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] AUTO CAL Starts Auto Calibration [A. CAL] [START] (page 59) LEVEL Test tone [LEVEL] [T. TONE] (page 59) Front left speaker level [FL LVL]...
  • Page 57 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Surround right speaker distance [SR DIST.] Subwoofer distance [SW DIST.] Distance unit [DIST.UNIT] Front speaker crossover frequency [FRT CRS.] Center speaker crossover frequency [CNT CRS.] Surround speaker crossover frequency [SUR CRS.] SURROUND Sound field selection [SURR] [S.F.
  • Page 58 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] HDMI Control for HDMI [HDMI] [CTRL.HDMI] (page 64) HDMI Signal Pass Through [PASS.THRU] Setting HDMI audio input [AUDIO.OUT] Subwoofer level for HDMI [SW LEVEL] Subwoofer Low Pass Filter for HDMI [SW L.P.F.] Audio Return Channel [ARC] SYSTEM Brightness of the display [SYSTEM]...
  • Page 59 AUTO CAL menu (For customers in Europe and Australia only) You can perform automatic calibration to get proper sound balance in your room. For details, see “Calibrating the appropriate speaker settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION)” (page 30). LEVEL menu You can adjust the level of each speaker. These settings are applied to all sound fields.
  • Page 60: Speaker Menu

    SPEAKER menu You can set the size and distance of the speakers connected to this receiver. x PATTERN Lets you set the number of speakers connected to this receiver. It should be synchronize with the speakers settings. For example: Speaker pattern 3/2.1 2/2.1...
  • Page 61 x FRT SIZE • LARGE If you connect large speakers that will effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select “LARGE”. Normally, select “LARGE”. However, if you have selected a speaker pattern without subwoofer, the front speakers are automatically set to “LARGE”. • SMALL If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of surround effects when using multi channel surround sound, select “SMALL”...
  • Page 62 x SL DIST. x SR DIST. Lets you set the distance from your listening position to the surround speakers. x SW DIST. Lets you set the distance from your listening position to the subwoofer. Notes • Depends on the speaker pattern setting, some parameters may not be available.
  • Page 63: Audio Menu

    TUNER menu You can set the FM station receiving mode and name the preset stations. x FM MODE • STEREO This receiver will decode the signal as stereo signal when the radio station is broadcast in stereo. • MONO This receiver will decode the signal as mono signal regardless of the broadcast signal.
  • Page 64 When the TV is turned on while the receiver is in the standby mode, the receiver outputs HDMI signals from the receiver’s HDMI TV OUT jack. Sony recommends this setting if you use a TV that is compatible with “BRAVIA” Sync. This setting saves power in the standby mode compared with the “ON”...
  • Page 65: System Menu

    x SW LEVEL Lets you set the level of the subwoofer to 0 dB or +10 dB when multi channel Linear PCM signals are input via an HDMI connection. You can set the level for each HDMI input independently. • SW AUTO Automatically sets the level to 0 dB or +10 dB depending on the frequency.
  • Page 66: Using The Remote

    Sony DVD recorders are operated with a DVD1 or DVD3 setting. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DVD recorders. Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 2 or VTR 3 setting which corresponds to 8 mm and VHS respectively.
  • Page 67: Clearing All The Contents Of The Remote's Memory

    “Cinema Studio Reverberation” reproduces the sound characteristics of state-of-the-art dubbing theaters and recording studios, including Sony Pictures Entertainment’s dubbing studios. There are three modes, A/B/C, available according to the studio type. x Component video...
  • Page 68: Dolby Digital

    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 69: Precautions

    (x.v.Color) x.v.Colour (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 colour range than the currently used broadcast standard.
  • Page 70: 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 71 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 72 There is no sound, or only a very low- level sound is heard from the center/ surround. • Select a CINEMA STUDIO EX mode (page 43). • Check that the speaker settings are appropriate using the AUTO CAL menu or “PATTERN” in the SPEAKER menu. Then check that sound is output from each speaker correctly, using “T.
  • Page 73 Recording cannot be carried out. • Check that the components are connected correctly. • Select the source component using the input buttons (page 35). Tuner The FM reception is poor. • Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the receiver to an outdoor FM antenna (aerial) as shown below.
  • Page 74: Error Messages

    You can check the condition of the system by the message. See the following table to solve the problem. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. If an error message appears while you perform Auto Calibration, see “When error codes appear”...
  • Page 75: Specifications

    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 76 Frequency response Analog 10 Hz – 70 kHz, +0.5/–2 dB (with sound field and equalizer bypassed) Input Analog Sensitivity: 500 mV/ 50 kohms : 96 dB (A, 500 mV Digital (Coaxial) Impedance: 75 ohms S/N: 100 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF) Digital (Optical) S/N: 100 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF) Output (analog)
  • Page 77: Index

    Index Numerics 2 channel 42 5.1 channel 17 A.F.D. mode 43 Analog Direct 43 Audio Return Channel (ARC) 51, 58 AUTO CALIBRATION 30 Blu-ray disc player connecting 24 Cable TV tuner connecting 24, 27 CD Player connecting 22 Clear memory 30 remote 67 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT connecting 22...
  • Page 80 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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