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Multi Channel AV
Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DG920
©2008 Sony Corporation
3-289-200-11(1)

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  • Page 1 Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DG920 ©2008 Sony Corporation 3-289-200-11(1)
  • 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

    COMPANY LTD., and the copyright of the font also belongs to MORISAWA & COMPANY LTD. 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 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)...34 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...35 7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface)...36 8: Selecting the speaker system ...39...
  • Page 5 Using the Remote Programming the remote... 99 Clearing all the contents of the remote’s memory ... 104 Additional Information Glossary ... 104 Precautions ... 108 Troubleshooting ... 109 Specifications ... 114 Index... Back cover...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Description and location of parts Front panel ON/STANDBY POWER TONE MODE TUNING MODE TONE TUNING SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) VIDEO 2 IN/PORTABLE AV IN PHONES VIDEO L AUDIO R Status of the POWER button (Off) The receiver is turned off (initial setting). Press POWER to turn the receiver on.
  • Page 7: Remote Sensor

    Name Function A ON/STANDBY Lights up in green when the lamp receiver is turned on. Lights up in red when the receiver is set to standby mode. B POWER Press to turn the receiver on or off (page 6, 35, 46, 47, 55).
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    Rear panel OPTICAL ANTENNA OPTICAL VIDEO 1 HDMI SAT IN BD IN DVD IN DMPORT MONITOR VIDEO VIDEO COAXIAL DC5V 0.7A MAX AUDIO SA-CD/ SIGNAL PHONO SA-CD/ MD/TAPE DIGITAL ASSIGNABLE A DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section OPTICAL IN jacks COAXIAL IN jacks HDMI IN/ OUT* jacks COMPONENT VIDEO...
  • Page 9 GUI (Graphical User Interface) (page 36). 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 Blu-ray disc player, PSX, DVD/VHS COMBO, or DVD/HDD COMBO. – store a station during tuner operation. To enter the value of Sony TV, press TV (D) and then press ENT/MEM. CLEAR Press SHIFT (X), then press CLEAR to –...
  • Page 11 Then, use V/v/B/b (J) (J) to perform menu operations. To display the menus of Sony TV, press TV (D) and then press HOME/ MENU. M ./> Press to skip tracks of the VCR, CD player, VCD...
  • Page 12 VCD player, LD player, DVD player, Blu-ray disc player, PSX, DVD/VHS COMBO, or satellite tuner is displayed on the TV screen. To return to the previous menu of Sony TV, press TV (D) and then press RETURN/EXIT O. (J) to...
  • Page 13 CD player, MD deck, Blu-ray disc player, PSX, satellite tuner, DVD/VHS COMBO, or DVD/HDD COMBO. To select information of Sony TV, press TV (D) and then press DISPLAY. V RESOLUTION Press to change the resolution of signals output from the...
  • Page 14: 1: Installing Speakers

    1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one subwoofer). Enjoying a 5.1/7.1 channel system To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a subwoofer (5.1 channel).
  • Page 15 Tips • When you connect a 7.1 channel speaker system, the angle A should be the same. • When you connect a 6.1 channel speaker system, place the surround back speaker behind the listening position. • Since the subwoofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
  • Page 16: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: Connecting speakers Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). HDMI BD IN DVD IN VIDEO 1 IN MONITOR VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO 1 (10 mm) A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cord (not supplied) AFront speaker A (left)
  • Page 17 If you have an additional front speaker system, connect them to the SPEAKERS FRONT B terminals. You can select the front speakers you want to use with the SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) button on the receiver (page 39). If you connect only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SPEAKERS SURROUND BACK L terminals.
  • Page 18: 3: Connecting The Tv

    A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. D Video cord (not supplied) E Component video cord (not supplied) It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
  • Page 19: 4a: Connecting The Audio Components

    Notes • Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). • Be sure to turn on the receiver when the video and audio 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 is transmitted.
  • Page 20 Connecting components with digital audio output jack The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player and DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter. DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter OPTICAL ANTENNA OPTICAL VIDEO 1 SAT IN DMPORT COAXIAL DC5V 0.7A MAX SA-CD/ SIGNAL...
  • 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

    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 analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as tape deck, etc. MD deck, Tape deck OPTICAL ANTENNA OPTICAL VIDEO 1 SAT IN BD IN DMPORT COAXIAL DC5V 0.7A MAX SA-CD/ SIGNAL...
  • Page 24: 4b: Connecting The Video Components

    4b: Connecting the video components How to connect your components This section describes how to connect your video components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component. After connecting all your components, proceed to “5: Connecting the antennas (aerials)”...
  • Page 25 MD/TAPE DIGITAL ASSIGNABLE 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 connected to the receiver. This signal supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and linear PCM.
  • Page 26: Notes On Connecting Cables

    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 27: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Connecting a DVD player The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals OPTICAL ANTENNA OPTICAL VIDEO 1 HDMI SAT IN...
  • Page 28: Connecting A Blu-ray Disc Player

    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 cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals OPTICAL ANTENNA OPTICAL VIDEO 1...
  • Page 29: Connecting A Satellite Tuner

    Connecting a satellite tuner, set-top box The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner or set-top box. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Satellite tuner, Set-top box Audio signals OPTICAL...
  • Page 30 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, VCR, etc. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 31 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 MONITOR OUT or HDMI OUT jack as shown in the illustration below. •...
  • Page 32 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 33 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 49) and on operating, see “Converting analog video input signals” (page 77). “Resolution” Output from menu setting Input signals DIRECT...
  • Page 34: 5: Connecting The Antennas (aerials)

    5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Connect the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial). FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) OPTICAL ANTENNA OPTICAL VIDEO 1 SAT IN DMPORT COAXIAL DC5V 0.7A MAX SA-CD/ SIGNAL PHONO SA-CD/ MD/TAPE DIGITAL ASSIGNABLE * The shape of the connector varies depending on the area code of this receiver.
  • Page 35: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    6: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. AC power cord (mains lead) SURROUND BACK SURROUND CENTER FRONT B FRONT A SPEAKERS To the wall outlet Notes •...
  • Page 36: 7: Operating The Receiver Using The Gui (graphical User Interface)

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM-AAP023 remote commander. Observe the correct polarity when installing batteries. Notes • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. • Do not use a new battery with old ones. •...
  • Page 37 Connect a TV to this receiver. Refer to “3: Connecting the TV” (page 18). Turn on the TV. Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver. Press GUI MODE. “GUI MODE” appears on the display and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 38: Other Settings

    Navigating through GUI menu 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC NIGHT INPUT RESOLUTION MODE SLEEP MODE DISPLAY MODE RETURN/ EXIT O HOME RETURN/ OPTIONS EXIT TOOLS MENU – CATEGORY + < < > Press GUI MODE. “GUI MODE” appears on the display and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 39: 8: Selecting The Speaker System

    8: Selecting the speaker system 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) ON/STANDBY POWER TONE MODE TUNING MODE MULTI CHANNEL DECODING TONE TUNING SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) MEMORY/...
  • Page 40 Before you perform Auto Calibration Before you perform the Auto Calibration, set up and connect the speakers (page 14–16). • The AUTO CAL MIC jack is used for the supplied optimizer microphone only. Do not connect other microphones to this jack. Doing so may damage the receiver and the microphone.
  • Page 41: Performing Auto Calibration

    Performing Auto Calibration 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC NIGHT INPUT RESOLUTION SLEEP MODE MODE DISPLAY MODE HOME RETURN/ OPTIONS EXIT TOOLS MENU Press GUI MODE. “GUI MODE” appears on the display and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 42 Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. Sets the frequency characteristics to a set that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 43 The size of a speaker (LARGE/SMALL) is determined by the low frequency characteristics. The measurement results may vary, depending on the position of the optimizer microphone and speakers, and the shape of the room. It is recommended that you follow the measurement results.
  • Page 44: Playback

    Error Code 31, 32, 33 When you press , “RETRY?” appears. Press B/b to select “Yes”, then press The measurement starts in five seconds. When “Warning” appears If a warning on the measurement result is present, detailed information is displayed. Press to return to step 1 of “Confirming/ saving the measurement results”...
  • Page 45: Start Playback

    Selected input Components that can be played back VIDEO 1 VCR, etc., connected to the VIDEO 1 jack VIDEO 2 Camcorder, video game, etc., connected to the VIDEO 2 IN/PORTABLE AV IN jack Blu-ray disc player, etc., connected to the BD jack DVD player, etc., connected to DVD jack Satellite tuner, set-top box,...
  • Page 46: Listening/watching A Component

    TOP MENU MENU TV INPUT WIDE Notes • The operation is described for a Sony Super Audio CD player. • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Super Audio CD player or CD player. You can select the sound field to suit the music.
  • Page 47 Watching a DVD/Blu-ray disc THEATER RM SET UP AV ?/1 SYSTEM STANDBY SHIFT VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 ON/STANDBY POWER SA-CD/ TUNER TAPE -/-- 0/10 ENT/MEM PHONO MULTI IN DMPORT CLEAR />10 2CH/ SPEAKERS A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC (OFF/A/B/A+B) INPUT NIGHT RESOLUTION SLEEP MODE...
  • Page 48: 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 49: 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 36).
  • Page 50: Enjoying Surround Sound

    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 51 Press V/v repeatedly to select the surround sound you want. To select Enhanced Surround Mode Select “Enhanced Sur Mode” in step 5 above. Press V/v repeatedly to select the enhanced surround sound you want. Press Note The selected Enhanced Surround Mode can only be applied if you have selected “Enhanced Sur”...
  • Page 52 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 53 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 Multi channel [appears on TV screen] audio after decoding A.F.D.
  • Page 54 You can only select this sound field if the headphones are connected to the receiver. Appears on the display 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 55: 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 56: 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 57 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 58 Note When one of the sound fields for music is selected, no sound is output from the subwoofer if all the speakers are set to “LARGE”. However, the sound will be output from the subwoofer if – the digital input signal contains LFE signals. –...
  • Page 59 Press V/v repeatedly to select the speaker pattern you want. Making settings with the Test Tone menu CLEAR />10 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC NIGHT INPUT RESOLUTION MODE SLEEP MODE DISPLAY MODE HOME RETURN/ OPTIONS EXIT TOOLS MENU Press GUI MODE. “GUI MODE”...
  • Page 60: 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 61: Adjusting The Equalizer

    x Distance Unit (Distance unit) Lets you select the unit of measure for setting distances. • METER The distance is displayed in meters. • FEET The distance is displayed in feet. Adjusting the equalizer You can use the following parameters to adjust the tonal quality (bass/trebel level) of all speakers.
  • Page 62: 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 63: 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 64: 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 65: Listening To The Xm Radio

    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: • AM band AM 1 to AM 30 • FM band FM 1 to FM 30 To name preset stations Select a preset station you want to name.
  • Page 66 ® 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 67: Signal Strength

    Aiming the XM Antenna You can aim your antenna for optimal signal reception. 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC NIGHT INPUT RESOLUTION SLEEP MODE MODE DISPLAY MODE HOME RETURN/ OPTIONS EXIT TOOLS MENU Press GUI MODE. “GUI MODE” appears on the display and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 68 Press V/v repeatedly to select “XM”, then press Press OPTIONS, then press V/v repeatedly to select “Radio ID”, then press or b. Check the XM Radio ID on the TV screen and write it in the space provided here. ID:_____________________________ You can also check the XM Radio ID using the display on the receiver.
  • Page 69: Channel Number

    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 category you want.
  • Page 70 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. 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE INPUT RESOLUTION SLEEP MODE DISPLAY HOME RETURN/ EXIT MENU Press GUI MODE.
  • Page 71 XM Radio message list Message Explanation appears on TV screen [Display] Check Antenna The XM antenna is not [ANTENNA] connected to the XM Mini- Tuner and Home Dock or the XM antenna cable is damaged. You selected an XM channel Unauthorized that is blocked or cannot be [UNAUTH]...
  • Page 72: 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 73 MD/TAPE ASSIGNABLE 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).
  • Page 74: 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 75: Watching A Dvd (one-touch Play)

    To set Control for HDMI CLEAR />10 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC NIGHT INPUT RESOLUTION SLEEP MODE MODE DISPLAY MODE HOME RETURN/ OPTIONS EXIT TOOLS MENU Press GUI MODE. “GUI MODE” appears on the display and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 76: 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 77: Other Operations

    For details on connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, see “Connecting components with digital audio output jack” (page 20). Sony offers the following DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters: • TDM-BT1 Bluetooth™ Wireless Audio Adapter • TDM-NW1/NW10 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter •...
  • Page 78 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 79 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 80 You can also operate the components connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter using the following buttons on the remote of the receiver. Do the following Play Press N. Pause Press X. To resume play, press the button again. Stop Press x.* Press ..
  • Page 81: Naming Inputs

    Naming inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs and display it. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of the connected components. Choose the item you want to create an index name for. You can name the following items.
  • Page 82: 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. For 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 83 Input name Assignable video COMPONENT 1 input jacks COMPONENT 2 COMPONENT 3 NONE COMPOSITE Assignable audio VIDEO1 OPT input jacks SAT OPT 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 84: Changing The Display

    Changing the display You can check the sound field, etc., by changing the information on the display. Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will change cyclically as follows. Input name you selected* t Original input name t Sound field currently applied t Volume t Stream information FM and AM band Preset station name* t Frequency t Sound...
  • Page 85 About the indicators on the display 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 of the front channels.
  • Page 86 Name Function I D.RANGE Lights up when dynamic range compression is activated. J CAT Lights up when category mode is selected during the XM Radio operation. K SP A/ Lights up according to the SP B/ speaker system used (page 39). SP A+B However, these indicators do not light up if the speaker output is...
  • Page 87: Using The Sleep Timer

    Name Function Y Playback The letters (L, C, R, etc.) channel indicate the channels being indicators played back. The boxes around the letters vary to show how the receiver downmixes the source sound (based on the speaker settings). Front Left Front Right Center (monaural) Surround Left...
  • Page 88: Recording Using The Receiver

    Recording using the receiver You can record from a video/audio component using the receiver. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your recording component. Recording onto a MiniDisc or audio tape You can record onto a MiniDisc or audio tape using the receiver.
  • Page 89: Operating Without Connecting To The Tv

    Operating without connecting to the TV You can operate this receiver using the display even if you do not use a GUI when a TV is not connected. Press GUI MODE repeatedly to select “GUI OFF”. When “GUI MODE” is displayed in the display, the menu is set to display on the TV screen using a GUI.
  • Page 90: Overview Of The Menus

    Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 89. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Auto Calibration Auto Calibration start settings [A.CAL START] [<AUTO CAL>] Calibration type [CAL TYPE] Position [POSITION] Naming input [NAME IN] Level settings Test tone [TEST TONE]...
  • Page 91 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Speaker settings Speaker pattern [<SPEAKER>] [SP PATTERN] Front speakers [FRT SP] Center speaker [CNT SP] Surround speakers [SUR SP] Front left speaker distance [FL DIST.] Front right speaker distance [FR DIST.] Center speaker distance [CNT DIST.] Surround left speaker distance [SL DIST.] Surround right speaker distance...
  • Page 92 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Surround settings Sound field selection [<SURROUND>] [S.F. SELECT] 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] Surround speakers bass level...
  • Page 93 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Video settings Resolution [<VIDEO>] [RESOLUTION] Video input assignment [V. ASSIGN] VIDEO 1 ? c VIDEO 2 ? c BD ? c DVD ? c SAT ? c MD/TAPE ? c SA-CD/CD ? c MULTI IN ? c HDMI settings Control for HDMI [<HDMI>]...
  • Page 94 Performing Auto Calibration For details on the Auto Calibration, see “9: Calibrating the appropriate speaker settings automatically (Auto Calibration)” (page 39). Refer to “Before you perform Auto Calibration” (page 40) before performing the Auto Calibration. To operate on the receiver Press GUI MODE repeatedly to select “GUI OFF”.
  • Page 95 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 96: Tuning Radio Stations

    Selecting a sound field type For details on each sound field type, see “Enjoying a pre-programmed sound field” (page 50). Press 2CH/A.DIRECT, A.F.D., MOVIE, or MUSIC repeatedly. The selected sound field type appears on the display. To select Enhanced Surround Mode Press AMP.
  • Page 97: Selecting A Preset Station

    Press PRESET + or PRESET – to select a preset number. 30 FM and 30 AM preset numbers are available. If “MEM” disappears before you select the preset number, start again from step 2. Press ENT/MEM. If SHIFT indicator is light off before you press ENT/MEM, press SHIFT.
  • Page 98: Presetting Xm Radio Channels

    Checking the XM Radio ID Press XM to select “XM RADIO”. 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”, then turn TUNING +/–...
  • Page 99: Using 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 100: Other Components

    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 101 742, 743, 744, 745 SANYO 717, 720, 746 SHARP 748, 749 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. continued...
  • Page 102 To control a DVD player Maker Code(s) SONY 401, 402, 403 BROKSONIC DENON HITACHI 415, 423 MITSUBISHI ORITRON PANASONIC 406, 408, 425 PHILIPS PIONEER 409, 410 SAMSUNG 416, 422 TOSHIBA 404, 421 ZENITH 418, 420 To control a DVD recorder...
  • Page 103 503, 517, 566 YORK ZENITH 542, 543, 567 509, 510, 503, 544 LOEWE 515, 534, 556 To control a satellite tuner Maker Code(s) SONY 801, 802, 803, 804, 824, 825, 865 AMSTRAD 845, 846 BskyB GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) GRUNDIG 859, 860...
  • Page 104: 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 105 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 106: Dolby Truehd

    x Dolby TrueHD Dolby TrueHD is Dolby’s lossless audio technology developed for high-definition optical discs. Dolby TrueHD audio is bit-for- bit identical to the original studio masters and provides supreme-quality audio up to 8ch at 96 kHz/24 bit and up to 6ch at 192 kHz/24 bit. Together with high-definition video, it offers an unprecedented home theater experience.
  • Page 107 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...
  • Page 108: Precautions

    Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine. If you have any questions or problems concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 109: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Audio There is no sound, no matter which component is selected, or only a very low-level sound is heard. •...
  • Page 110 There is severe hum or noise. • Check that the speakers and components are connected securely. • Check that the connecting cords are away from a transformer or motor, and at least 10 feet (3 metres) away from a TV set or fluorescent light.
  • Page 111 Video There is no picture or an unclear picture appears on the TV screen. • Select the appropriate input on the receiver (page 44). • Set your TV to the appropriate input mode. • Move your audio components away from the TV.
  • Page 112 The Control for HDMI function does not work. • Check the HDMI connection (page 73). • Make sure “Control for HDMI” is set to “ON” in HDMI settings menu. • Make sure the connected component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 113: Error Messages

    If the problem persist Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. Reference sections for clearing the receiver’s memory...
  • Page 114: Specifications

    Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (Models of area code U only) 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 115 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 General Power requirements Area code Power requirements U, CA 120 V AC, 60 Hz Power output (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT) DC OUT: 5V, 0.7 A MAX...
  • Page 116: Index

    Dolby Digital 105 DTS 106 DVD player connecting 27 playback 47 DVD recorder connecting 30 Error messages 113 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia HDMI connecting 25, 73 Control for HDMI 72 Initial setup 35 INPUT MODE 81 MD deck connecting 23...

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