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Sony STR-DG1000 Operating Instructions Manual

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2-697-465-11(2)
Multi Channel
AV Receiver
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
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.
STR-DG1000
Sony Corporation
©2006 Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Record 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 2 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. Don’t throw away the battery with general house waste, dispose of it correctly as chemical waste. For customers in the United States This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated...
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    Inc. This product is manufactured under license from Neural Audio Corporation. Sony Corporation hereby grants the user a non- exclusive, non-transferable, limited license right to use this product under the US and foreign patents pending and other related technology owned by Neural Audio Corporation.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Description and location of parts ...6 1: Installing speakers ...16 2: Connecting speakers ...17 3a: Connecting the audio components ...19 3b: Connecting the video components ...24 4: Connecting the antennas (aerials) ...36 5: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...37 6: Setting the speakers ...39 7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically...
  • Page 5 Changing the display ... 95 Using the Sleep Timer ... 96 Recording using the receiver ... 96 Listening to the sound in another zone (Zone 2 operations) ... 98 Using a bi-amplifier connection ... 101 Using the Remote Operating each component using the remote ...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Description and location of parts Front panel To remove the cover Press PUSH. When you remove the cover, keep it out of reach from children. Name Function A POWER Press to turn the receiver on or off (page 37, 50, 51, 52, 53, 79).
  • Page 7 Name Function C TONE MODE Adjusts FRONT BASS and FRONT TREBLE. TONE Press TONE MODE repeatedly to select BASS or TREBLE, then turn TONE to adjust the level (page 59). D Remote sensor Receives signals from remote commander. E MEMORY/ Press to operate a tuner ENTER (FM/AM/XM) (page...
  • Page 8 About the indicators on the display Name Function A SW Lights up when sub woofer selection is set to “YES” and the audio signal is output from the SUB WOOFER jack (page 66). While this indicator lights up, the receiver creates a sub woofer signal based on the L.F.E.
  • Page 9 Name Function C ;DIGITAL Lights up when the receiver (EX) is decoding Dolby Digital Surround signals. When the receiver is decoding Dolby Digital Surround EX signals, “;DIGITAL EX” also lights up. When playing a Dolby Digital format disc, be sure that you have made digital connections and that INPUT MODE is not set to...
  • Page 10 Name Function Q CAT Lights up when “ALL CATEGORY” mode is changed to “ONE CATEGORY” mode during XM Radio operation (page 85). R ZONE 2 Lights up while operation in zone 2 is being enabled. S SLEEP Lights up when the sleep timer is activated (page 96).
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    Rear panel A AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT section AUDIO IN/ Connects to a tape OUT jacks deck, MD deck or DAT player, etc (page 19, 23). MULTI Connects to a Super CHANNEL Audio CD player or INPUT jacks DVD player with an analog audio jack for 7.1 channel or 5.1 channel sound (page...
  • Page 12 E VIDEO/AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT section AUDIO IN/ OUT jacks VIDEO IN/ OUT jacks* S VIDEO IN/ OUT jacks* F SPEAKERS section * You can watch the selected input image when you connect the MONITOR OUT jack to a TV (page 27). You can also display certain menu settings and the sound field on the monitor when you press ON SCREEN on the remote (page 89).
  • Page 13 Remote commander You can use the supplied remote RM-AAL003 to operate the receiver and to control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to operate (page 104). RM-AAL003 Name Function A AV ?/1 Press to turn on or off the audio/...
  • Page 14 Name Function H Numeric Press to buttons – preset/tune to preset stations. – select track numbers of the CD player, DVD player or MD deck. Press 0/10 to select track number 10. – select channel numbers of the VCR or satellite tuner. –...
  • Page 15 Name Function T MASTER Press to adjust the volume level VOL +/– of all speakers at the same time (page 48). TV VOL +/– Press TV (wj) and then press TV VOL +/– to adjust the volume level of the TV. U DISC SKIP Press to skip a disc when using a multi-disc changer.
  • Page 16: 1: Installing Speakers

    1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one sub woofer). 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 sub woofer (5.1 channel system).
  • Page 17: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: Connecting speakers A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cords (not supplied) AFront speaker A (L) BFront speaker A (R) CCenter speaker DSurround speaker (L) ESurround speaker (R) FSurround back speaker (L) GSurround back speaker (R) HSub woofer If you have an additional front speaker system, connect them to the FRONT SPEAKERS B terminals.
  • Page 18 When you connect a sub woofer with an auto standby function, turn off the function when watching movies. If the auto standby function is set to on, it turns to standby mode automatically based on the level of the input signal to a sub woofer, then sound may not be output.
  • Page 19: 3a: Connecting The Audio Components

    3a: Connecting the audio 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 20: Connecting Components With Digital Audio Input/output Jacks

    Connecting components with digital audio input/output jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player and an MD/DAT deck. Super Audio CD player, CD player A Audio cord (not supplied) B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) C Optical digital cord (not supplied) MD deck, DAT deck...
  • Page 21 Notes on playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player • No sound is output when playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player connected to only the COAXIAL SA-CD/ CD IN jacks on this receiver. When you play a Super Audio CD, connect the player to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT or SA-CD/CD IN jacks.
  • 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 it 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 analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component with analog jacks, such as tape deck, turntable, etc. Super Audio CD player, CD player Turntable A Audio cord (not supplied) Note If your turntable has a ground (earth) wire, connect it to the (U) SIGNAL GND terminal.
  • Page 24: 3b: Connecting The Video Components

    3b: 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 DVD player Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. HDMI features • A digital audio signals transmitted by HDMI can be output from the speakers and the PRE OUT jacks on this receiver. This signal supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and linear PCM.
  • Page 26 Notes on HDMI connections • Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo (made by Sony). • Check the setup of the connected component if an image is poor or the sound does not come out of a component connected via the HDMI cable.
  • Page 27: Tv Monitor

    Connecting a TV monitor The image from a visual component connected to this receiver and the menu of this receiver can be displayed on a TV screen. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 28 Notes • Connect image display components such as a TV monitor or a projector to the MONITOR OUT jack on the receiver. You may not be able to record, even if you connect recording components. • Turn on the receiver when the video and audio of a playback component are being output to a TV via the receiver.
  • Page 29: Dvd Player, Dvd Recorder

    Connecting a DVD player/DVD recorder The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player/DVD recorder. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Connecting a DVD player Audio signals A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied)
  • Page 30: Connecting A Dvd Recorder

    Connecting a DVD recorder DVD recorder Audio signals Video signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D S video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 31: Satellite Tuner

    Connecting a satellite tuner The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner. 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) D S video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 32: Vcr

    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, etc. Audio signals A Audio cord (not supplied) B Video cord (not supplied) It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 33 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 jack as shown in the illustration. In the video input/output conversion table of the receiver Input Signals OUTPUT jack HDMI OUT...
  • Page 34 Notes on converting video signals • You can convert only 480i component video signals into HDMI signals, S video signals, or video signals. Signals are converted from 480i interlace scanning to 480p progressive scanning, then the signals are output. • When video or S 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...
  • Page 35 In the video input/output conversion table classified by the menu settings You can set the video signal conversion function on/off. The relationships between the video input and output signals set by “VIDEO CONVERT” and “PROGRESSIVE OUT” in the Video Settings menu are shown in the chart below. Menu setting Input signal VIDEO CONVERT: ON /...
  • Page 36: 4: Connecting The Antennas (aerials)

    4: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Connect the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial). * The shape of the connector varies depending on the area. Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other components.
  • Page 37: 5: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    5: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains lead) to the AC IN terminal on the receiver, then connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. AC OUTLET* To the wall outlet * The configuration, shape, number of AC outlets,...
  • Page 38 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 39: 6: Setting The Speakers

    To switch the command mode of the RM-AAL003 remote Press ?/1 while pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button flashes. Press 1 or 2 while the RM SET UP button is flashing. When you press 1, the command mode is set to AV SYSTEM 1.
  • Page 40 Press V/v repeatedly to select “4 ohm” or “8 ohm” depending on the speakers you are using, then press to enter the selection. Press MENU to exit the menu. Notes • If you are not sure of the impedances of the speakers, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your speakers.
  • Page 41: 7: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION) The DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) function allows you to perform automatic calibration, such as checking the connection between each speaker and the receiver, adjusting the speaker level, and measuring the distance of each speaker from your listening position automatically.
  • Page 42 Note Depending on the characteristics of the sub woofer you are using, the setup distance value may be further away from the actual position. Using the receiver as a pre- amplifier You can use the auto calibration function when you use the receiver as a pre-amplifier. In this case, the distance value shown on the display may differ from the actual distance value.
  • Page 43 Calibration Explanation type ENGINEER Sets the frequency characteristics to a set that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. FULL FLAT Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. FRONT REF Adjusts the characteristics...
  • Page 44 Confirming/saving the measurement results Confirm the measurement result. When the measurement ends, a beep sounds and the measurement result appears on the display. Measurement Display result When the COMPLETE Proceed to step measurement process completes properly When the ERROR CODE XX measurement process fails Press V/v repeatedly to select...
  • Page 45 Error code Cause and remedies CODE 33 (SR) • Either the left or right surround speakers is not connected. • Surround back speakers are connected even though surround speakers are not connected. Connect the surround speaker to the SURROUND terminal. CODE 33 (SB) The surround back speaker is connected only to the SURROUND BACK...
  • Page 46: Auto Calibration Menu

    CAL TYPE* (Parameter type) • ENGINEER Sets the frequency to one that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. • FULL FLAT Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. • FRONT REF Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 47 x A.CAL LOAD? (Loads a preset measurement) • PRESET-1 Loads the measurement value stored as “PRESET-1.” • PRESET-2 Loads the measurement value stored as “PRESET-2.” • PRESET-3 Loads the measurement value stored as “PRESET-3.” • OFF Select this when you do not want to load a preset value.
  • Page 48: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component MUTING Press one of the input button. When you want to select a component connected to the PHONO or the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jack, press SHIFT and then press PHONO or MULTI IN. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.
  • Page 49 To activate the muting function Press MUTING on the remote. To cancel, press MUTING on the remote again or turn MASTER VOLUME clockwise to raise the volume. Even if you turn off the receiver, the muting function works when you turn the receiver on again.
  • Page 50: Listening To A Super Audio Cd/cd

    Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD • 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 51: Watching A Dvd

    Watching a DVD • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and DVD player. Select the sound format of the disc to be played, if necessary. You can select the sound field to suit the movie or the music. Refer to page 74 for details.
  • Page 52: Enjoying Video Games

    Enjoying video games • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and video game. VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN Turn on the TV and video game. Turn on the receiver. Press VIDEO 3*. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select “VIDEO 3*.”...
  • Page 53: Watching Video

    Watching video • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and VCR. Turn on the VCR. Turn on the receiver. Press VIDEO 1*. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select “VIDEO 1*.” * When you connect VCR to the VIDEO 1 jack. An example of the display Switch the input of the TV so that an image of the VCR is displayed.
  • Page 54: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Navigating through menus By using the amplifier menus, you can make various adjustments to customize the receiver. RETURN/ EXIT O Press RECEIVER. Receiver operation is enabled. Press MENU. The list of setting menus appears. Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu you want.
  • Page 55: Overview Of The Menus

    Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 54. Menu Item 1-Level TEST TONE Settings [xxxxxxxx] PHASE NOISE [xxxxxxx] PHASE AUDIO [xxxxxxx] FRONT BAL. [xxx.x dB] CENTER [xxx.x dB] SURROUND L [xxx.x dB] –20.0dB to +10.0dB (0.5dB step) SURROUND R [xxx.x dB] –20.0dB to +10.0dB (0.5dB step) SUR BACK [xxx.x dB]...
  • Page 56 Menu Item 3-Sur Settings SOUND FIELD SELECT ? SB DECODING [xxxx] SB DEC MODE [xxxxxxx] EFFECT LEVEL [xxx%] CENTER WIDTH [x] DIMENSION [xxxxxxx] PANORAMA MODE [xxx] OFF, ON SCREEN DEPTH [xxx] VIR. SPEAKERS [xxx] 4-Tuner FM MODE [xxxxxx] Settings NAME IN? [xxx] 5-Audio DEC.
  • Page 57 Menu Item 7-Speaker SUB WOOFER [xxx] Settings FRONT SP [xxxxx] CENTER SP [xxxxx] SURROUND SP [xxxxx] NO, SMALL, LARGE SUR BACK SP [xxxxxx] BI-AMP, ZONE 2, NO, SINGLE, FRONT L xxfeet* FRONT R xxfeet* CENTER xxfeet* SURROUND L xxfeet* SURROUND R xxfeet* SUR BACK L xxfeet* SUR BACK R xxfeet* SUB WOOFER xxfeet*...
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Level (level Settings Menu)

    Adjusting the level Settings menu) You can use the Level Settings menu to adjust the balance and level of each speaker. These settings are applied to all sound fields. Select “Level Settings” in the setting menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 59: Adjusting The Equalizer (eq Settings Menu)

    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 60: Clearing Stored Equalizer Settings

    x CENTER BASS (Center speaker bass level) x CENTER TREBLE (Center speaker treble level) x SUR/SB BASS (Surround/surround back speaker bass level) x SUR/SB TREBLE (Surround/surround back speaker treble level) x PRESET CLEAR (Equalizer preset clear) You can reset the adjusted equalizer settings to the initial setting.
  • Page 61: Settings For The Surround Sound (sur Settings Menu)

    Settings for the surround sound (Sur Settings menu) You can use the Sur Settings menu to select the sound field you want for your listening pleasure. Select “Sur Settings” in the setting menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 54) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 62 x VIR.SPEAKERS (Virtual speakers) This parameter is provided especially for Cinema Studio EX modes (page 75). • ON Virtual speakers are created. • OFF Virtual speakers are not created. Using the surround back decoding mode (SB DECODING) By decoding the surround back signal of DVD software (etc.) recorded in Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, etc., format, you can enjoy the...
  • Page 63: Settings For The Tuner (tuner Settings Menu)

    Notes • Matrix decoding conforming to Dolby Digital EX is applied regardless of the surround back decoder mode setup when a sound field for a movie is selected. • Matrix decoding conforming to Dolby Digital EX is applied if the speaker setting is 6.1 channel system and movie decoding conforming to Pro Logic IIx is applied if the speaker setting is 7.1 channel system, when you select Dolby PLIIx MS...
  • Page 64: Settings For The Audio (audio Settings Menu)

    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 Settings” in the setting menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 54) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 65: Settings For The Video (video Settings Menu)

    Settings for the video (Video Settings menu) You can use the Video Settings menu to reassign the component video input to another input and to name inputs. Select “Video Settings” in the setting menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 66: Settings For The Speakers (speaker Settings Menu)

    Each video input can be adjusted independently for every INPUT SELECTOR. The adjusted value is held until the memory of this receiver is cleared. The adjusted value is retained, even if the power is turned off or the power cord (mains lead) is pulled out.
  • Page 67: Surround Back Speakers

    surround back speakers are also automatically set to “SMALL” (unless previously set to “NO”). x CENTER 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,”...
  • Page 68 bass frequencies output from that speaker, set it to “SMALL.” If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer, set all speakers to “LARGE.” If there is not enough bass, you can use the equalizer to boost the bass levels.
  • Page 69: Surround Speaker Position

    Also, the distance between the surround speakers/ surround back speakers and the listening position C cannot be more than 4.5 meters (15 feet) closer than the distance between the listening position and the front speakers A. Place the speakers so that the difference in the length of C in the following diagram is no more than 4.5 meters (15 feet) closer than the length of A.
  • Page 70: Settings For The System (system Settings Menu)

    Surround speaker position is designed specifically for implementation of the Cinema Studio EX modes. For other sound fields, speaker position is not so critical. Those sound fields were designed under the premise that the surround speakers would be located behind the listening position, but presentation remains fairly consistent even with the surround speakers positioned at a rather wide angle.
  • Page 71: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Calibration Menu)

    Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (Auto Calibration menu) For details, see “7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION)” (page 41).
  • Page 72: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound (A.F.D. mode) The A.F.D. (Auto Format Direct) 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.
  • Page 73 Type of A.F.D. mode A.F.D. mode Multi-channel audio after decoding A.F.D. AUTO (Detecting automatically) PRO LOGIC 4-channel signals PRO LOGIC II MOVIE 5-channel signals PRO LOGIC II MUSIC 5-channel signals PRO LOGIC II GAME 5-channel signals PRO LOGIC IIx MOVIE* 7-channel signals PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC* 7-channel signals...
  • Page 74: Selecting A Pre-programmed Sound Field (dcs)

    Selecting a pre- programmed sound field (DCS) You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the receiver’s preprogrammed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters and concert halls into your home. A.F.D.
  • Page 75 You can select this sound field mode 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 76: 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 sub woofer. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi- channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channel.
  • Page 77: Listening To The Sound Without Any Adjustment (analog Direct)

    Notes • This function does not work in following cases. – MULTI IN is selected. – Input signals of which the sampling frequency is more than 96 kHz are being received. • If you set the NIGHT MODE to on during DTS 96/ 24 signal reception, it will play back only at 48 kHz.
  • Page 78: Adjusting The Speaker Levels And Balance (test Tone)

    Adjusting the speaker levels and balance (TEST TONE) You can adjust the speaker levels and balance while listening the test tone from your listening position. The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency centered at 800 Hz. Turn on the receiver and TV. Press ON SCREEN.
  • Page 79: Resetting Sound Fields To The Initial Settings

    When a test tone is not output from the speakers • The speaker cords may not be connected securely. Check to see if they are connected securely and cannot be disconnected by pulling on them slightly. • The speaker cords may have the short-circuit problem.
  • Page 80: 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 36). The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. •...
  • Page 81: Presetting Radio Stations

    Direct tuning Enter the frequency of a station directly by using the numeric buttons. Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. Press D.TUNING. Press the numeric buttons to enter the frequency. Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0 Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0 Press ENTER.
  • Page 82 Press MEMORY. “MEMORY” appears on the display for a few seconds. Perform steps 4 and 5 before the display goes out. Press PRESET +/– to select a preset number. If “MEMORY” goes out before you select the preset number, start again from step 3. Press ENTER.
  • Page 83: Listening To The Xm Radio

    Tune in the preset station you want to create an index name for (page 82). Press RECEIVER. Receiver operation is enabled. Press MENU. The list of setting menus appears. Press V/v repeatedly to select “Tuner Settings,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “NAME IN?.”...
  • Page 84 Notes • 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. Most XM customers place the antenna in a south-facing window with a clear view to the sky.
  • Page 85 Receiving XM Radio broadcasts Press TUNER repeatedly to select “XM RADIO.” Press TUNING +/– to select a channel. You can also press TUNING MODE on the receiver to select “AUTO,” and then turn TUNING to select a channel. Selecting channels from a category (CATEGORY TUNING) You can select a channel from one category or all the categories by changing the category...
  • Page 86 Press TUNING +/– to select the channel. You can also press TUNING MODE on the receiver to select “AUTO,” and then turn TUNING to select the channel. Notes • When you select a channel in the “ONE CATEGORY” mode, the channel you selected may not be the one in the category you want.
  • Page 87: Presetting Xm Radio Stations

    Presetting XM Radio stations You can select the channels you want directly by presetting them using the preset numbers. You can preset up to 30 XM Radio channels. Presetting channels using the preset numbers Press TUNER repeatedly to select “XM RADIO.” Tune in the channel you want to preset.
  • Page 88 Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select the preset channel you want. You can also press the numeric buttons to select the preset channel you want. Then press ENTER to enter the selection. You can select preset stored preset channels from 1 to 30. Note The preset channel information will be updated depending on the service provided by the XM...
  • Page 89: Other Operations

    Other Operations Displaying menus of the receiver on the TV screen Press ON SCREEN, then display a menu on the TV screen connected to this receiver. You can set up menus easily. Turn on the receiver and the TV. Press ON SCREEN. Switch the input of the TV so that a setting menu is displayed on the TV screen connected to this receiver.
  • Page 90: Naming Inputs

    Naming inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs and display it on the receiver’s display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of the connected components. Press the input button to select an input you want to create an index name for.
  • Page 91: 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 92: Listening To Digital Sound From Other Inputs (digital Assign)

    Listening to digital sound from other inputs (DIGITAL ASSIGN) You can reassign digital audio input that has OPTICAL or COAXIAL (VIDEO 1 IN, DVD IN, TV/SAT IN, MD/DAT IN, SA-CD/CD IN) signals to another input (VIDEO 2 etc.) when they are not currently being used. For example, to make the DVD player the sound source for the digital audio input using the OPTICAL IN jack on the receiver, then:...
  • Page 93: Watching Hdmi Images From Other Inputs (hdmi Video Assign)

    Digital audio input Assignable inputs TAPE/CD-R COAX TAPE/CD-R, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, TV/SAT, MD/DAT SA-CD/CD COAX SA-CD/CD, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, TV/SAT, MD/DAT Notes • You cannot reassign more than one digital audio input to the same input. •...
  • Page 94: Watching Component Images From Other Inputs (component Video Assign)

    Press Press V/v repeatedly to select the input you want to assign as an HDMI video input selected in step 5. Press The input you can assign varies for each component video input. For details, see “Assignable inputs for an HDMI video input.”...
  • Page 95: Changing The Display

    Press V/v repeatedly to select an input (DVD in the example) you want to reassign. Press Press V/v repeatedly to select the input (SA-CD/CD in the example) you want to assign as the component video input selected in step 5. Press If an input is switched to “SA-CD/CD,”...
  • Page 96: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. Press SLEEP repeatedly. Each time you press SLEEP, the display changes cyclically as follows: When Sleep Timer is being used, “SLEEP” lights up on the display. To check the remaining time before the receiver turns off, press SLEEP.
  • Page 97 Notes • Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output from the TAPE/CD-R OUT or MD/DAT OUT jacks. • The audio signals input to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks are output only from the front left/ right channels. To record digital sound Connect a component for playback to the digital audio input (OPTICAL IN) jack, and connect the recording component to the...
  • Page 98: Listening To The Sound In Another Zone (zone 2 Operations)

    D Speaker When using an IR repeater (not supplied), you can also operate both a component in the main zone and a Sony receiver in zone 2 from zone 2. Use the RM-AAL003 remote for the operation. • Switching the output source for the ZONE 2 OUT jacks.
  • Page 99 ZONE 2 VIDEO OUT ZONE 2 AUDIO OUT A Audio component B Video component C IR repeater (not supplied) D Sony’s Amplifier/Receiver E Speaker Notes • Connect video signals to the component of using the VIDEO jack. • Connect audio signals to the component of using the AUDIO L/R jack.
  • Page 100 The following operations are described for connecting an IR repeater and operating the receiver in zone 2. When an IR repeater is not connected, use this receiver in the main zone. Turn on the main receiver (this receiver). The remote switches to zone 2 mode. Press ZONE 2.
  • Page 101: Using A Bi-amplifier Connection

    To operate the receiver using an IR repeater You can operate the receiver without pointing the remote toward the IR sensor of the receiver if you use an IR repeater. Use an IR repeater when you install the receiver in a place where signals from the remote cannot reach.
  • Page 102 Notes • You cannot use the FRONT SPEAKERS B terminals for a bi-amplifier connection. • When you use the auto calibration function, make the bi-amplifier settings before you perform auto calibration. • If you make the bi-amplifier settings, the speaker level, balance, and equalizer settings of the surround back speakers become invalid, and those of the front speakers are used.
  • Page 103: Using The Remote

    Using the Remote Operating each component 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 104: Programming The Remote

    You can customize the remote to match the components connected to your receiver. You can even program the remote to control non- Sony components and also Sony components that the remote is normally unable to control. The procedure below uses as an example a case in which the other manufacturer’s VCR is...
  • Page 105 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 106 TELEFUNKEN 751, 752 TOSHIBA 747, 755, 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 107: Performing Several Commands In Sequence Automatically (macro Play)

    To control a satellite tuner or cable box Maker Code(s) SONY 801, 802, 803, 804 JERROLD/G.I. 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, PANASONIC 805, 819 S. ATLANTA 815, 816, 817 To control a tuner Maker Code(s) SONY 002, 003, 004, 005...
  • Page 108 Program the sequence of the operation Press MACRO 1 or MACRO 2 for more than 1 second while pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button flashes twice. Press the input button of the component that you want to assign one of the following operations.
  • Page 109: Setting Remote Control Codes That Are Not Stored In The Commander

    Starting macro play Press RECEIVER. The RECEIVER button lights up, and then turns off. Press MACRO 1 or MACRO 2 to start the macro. The macro starts and execute the commands in the order you assigned them. While the commands are being sent, the RM SET UP button flashes and the RECEIVER button lights up.
  • Page 110 Point the remote code receiver section of the remote toward the receiver/transmitter on the remote control to be learned from. While the second remote is receiving the signal, the input button selected in step 2 turns off. About 5 cm - 10 cm (2" - 4") The RM SET UP button flashes twice, then the learning process is completed.
  • Page 111: Clearing All The Contents Of The Remote's Memory

    Clearing all the contents of the remote’s memory Press and hold MASTER VOL – first, then press ?/1 and then AV ?/1. The RM SET UP button flashes three times. Release MASTER VOL –. All the contents of the remote’s memory (i.e., all the programmed data) are cleared.
  • Page 112: Glossary

    The frequency at which two speaker’s frequencies intersect. x 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 113 x Dolby Pro Logic IIx Technology for 7.1 channels (or 6.1 channels) playback. Along with audio encoded in Dolby Digital Surround EX, 5.1 channels Dolby Digital encoded audio can be reproduced in 7.1 channels (or 6.1 channels). Furthermore, existing stereo recorded content can also be reproduced in 7.1 channels (or 6.1 channels).
  • Page 114: Precautions

    x PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) A method of converting analog audio to digital audio for easy enjoyment of digital sound. x Progressive A scanning method that draws all scanning lines sequentially, as opposed to interlaced scanning where all the odd and then all the even lines are drawn.
  • Page 115: 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 116 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 117 There is no sound, or only a very low- level sound is heard from the center/ surround/surround back speakers. • Select a CINEMA STUDIO EX mode (page 75). • Adjust the speaker level (page 78). • Make sure the center/surround speaker (s) is (are) set to either “SMALL”...
  • Page 118: Remote Control

    The image of the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT is corrupted. • When the signals are output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jack, input signals other than 480p are corrupted if “PROGRESSIVE OUT” is set to “ON.” Set “PROGRESSIVE OUT” to “OFF.” •...
  • Page 119: Specifications

    • 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 message If there is a malfunction, the display shows a code of two numbers and a message.
  • Page 120 Frequency response PHONO RIAA equalization curve ± 0.5 dB MULTI CHANNEL 10 Hz – 100 kHz INPUT, SA-CD/CD, ± 3 dB TAPE/CD-R, MD/DAT, DVD, VIDEO 1/2/3 Inputs (Analog) PHONO Sensitivity: 2.5 mV Impedance: 50 kohms S/N: 86 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF) MULTI CHANNEL Sensitivity: 150 mV...
  • Page 121 Video section Inputs/Outputs Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms S video: Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms C: 0.286 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 (When “PROGRESSIVE OUT”...
  • Page 122: Index

    Index Symbols U SIGNAL GND terminal 23 Numerics 2CH STEREO mode 76 5.1 channel system 16 7.1 channel system 16 A.F.D. 72 AC power cord 37 Adjusting Audio 64 Equalizer 59 Level 58 Sound effect 74 Speaker 66 Surround 61 System 70 Tuner 63 Video 65...
  • Page 123 ON SCREEN 78 Recording Onto a MiniDisc or audio tape 96 Onto a video tape 97 Remote All clear 111 Before use 38 Learning 109 Macro Play 107 Operating each component 103 Programming 104 Resetting 119 Satellite tuner 31 SB DEC MODE 62 SB DECODING 62 Sleep Timer 96 Sound fields...

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