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. ________________ _____________________________ _________...
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.
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.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. MICROVAULT is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Windows Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Table of Contents About This Manual...4 Supplied accessories...7 Description and location of parts...9 Getting started ...17 Connections 1: Installing the speakers ...18 2: Connecting the speakers ...20 3: Connecting the TV ...22 4a: Connecting the video equipment ...23 4b: Connecting the audio equipment...31 5: Connecting the antennas (aerials)...32 6: Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) ...32...
Inserting batteries into the remote control Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching 3 and # on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment of the remote control. Notes • Do not leave the remote control in an extremely hot or humid place.
Description and location of parts Front panel A ?/1 (on/standby) (page 33, 50, 56, 75) B TONE, TONE MODE (page 67) C INPUT SELECTOR (page 42, 48, 60, 61) D Display panel (page 10) E Remote control sensor Receives signals from remote control. F DISPLAY (page 51, 74) G DIMMER Adjusts the brightness of the display panel in 3...
Indicators on the display panel COAX A Playback channel indicators The letters (L, C, R, etc.) indicate the channels being played back. Based on the speaker settings, the box around the letter(s) vary to show how the receiver downmixes the source sound.
Lights up the respective indicator when the receiver performs Dolby Pro Logic processing. This matrix surround decoding technology can enhance input signals. Dolby Pro Logic PL II Dolby Pro Logic II PL IIx Dolby Pro Logic IIx PL IIz Dolby Pro Logic IIz Note These indicators may not light up depending on the speaker pattern setting.
Rear panel 1, 2 A Audio signal section DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT jacks (page 22, 26, 27, 28, 29) HDMI IN/OUT OPTICAL IN COAXIAL IN ANALOG INPUT/OUTPUT jacks (page 20, 22, 26, 27, 29, 31) White (L) AUDIO IN/OUT Red (R) AUDIO OUT Black B Video signal section The image quality depends on the connecting...
Remote control Use the supplied remote control to operate this receiver and other equipment. The remote control is assigned to operate Sony audio/ video equipment. You can reassign the input button to match the equipment connected to your receiver (page 74).
Selects the equipment you want to use. When you press any of the input buttons, the receiver turns on. The buttons are assigned to control Sony equipment. Numeric buttons** Hold down SHIFT (O), then press numeric buttons to preset or tune to the preset stations.
This button is not available when the receiver is in “GUI MODE”. Y AMP Activates the receiver operation. To control a Sony TV Hold down TV (P), then press the button printed in yellow to select the function you want.
To control other Sony equipment Be sure to hold down SHIFT (O) to activate the buttons printed in pink (page 14). Name AV ?/1* Numeric buttons** ENT/MEM CLEAR iPhone CTRL DISPLAY POP UP/MENU Color buttons V/v/B/b TOOLS/OPTIONS MENU/HOME ./> FOLDER +/–...
Getting started You can enjoy your audio/video equipment connected to the receiver by following the simple steps below. Installing and connecting the speakers (page 18, 20) Checking the connection appropriate for your equipment Connecting the TV and video equipment (page 22, 23) The image quality depends on the connecting jack.
Connections 1: Installing the speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one subwoofer). Example of speaker system configuration AFront speaker (Left) BFront speaker (Right) CCenter speaker DSurround speaker (Left) ESurround speaker (Right) FSurround back speaker (Left)* GSurround back speaker (Right)* HFront high speaker (Left)* IFront high speaker (Right)*...
Tips • When you connect a 7.1 channel speaker system with two surround back speakers, all the angles A should be the same. • When you connect a 7.1 channel speaker system with two front high speakers, place the front high speakers –...
2: Connecting the speakers Center speaker Right Subwoofer * Surround back/ Front high speaker ** A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cord (not supplied) Surround speaker Right Left Right Front speaker Left 10 mm (13/32") Left...
* When you connect a subwoofer 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 the subwoofer, and the sound may not be output.
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) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. Video signals Audio/Video signals...
Using HDMI connection High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an interface which transmits video and audio signals in digital format. By connecting Sony “BRAVIA” Sync- compatible equipment using HDMI cables, operations can be simplified. See ““BRAVIA” Sync Features” (page 56). HDMI features •...
Notes on HDMI connections • An audio signal input to the HDMI IN jack is output through the SPEAKERS terminals, HDMI TV OUT jack and PHONES jack. It is not output through any other audio jacks. • Video signals input to the HDMI IN jack can only be output through the HDMI TV OUT jack.
When connecting cords • Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). • It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect according to the availability of jacks on the connected equipment. • Use a High Speed HDMI cable. If you use a Standard HDMI cable, 1080p, Deep Color (Deep Colour) or 3D images may not be displayed properly.
Blu-ray Disc player, DVD player Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) C Optical digital cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied)
Connecting a satellite tuner, cable TV tuner Satellite tuner, Cable TV tuner Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. B Component video cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied)
Connecting a PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. Connecting an iPhone, iPod for video contents A Apple Composite AV cable (not supplied)
A Audio cord (not supplied) B Video cord (not supplied) C HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. D Audio/video cord (not supplied) * If you want to record, you must make this connection (page 48).
Function for conversion of video signals The receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. Video signals and component video signals can be output as HDMI video signals (HDMI TV OUT jack only). As the default setting, video signals input from the connected equipment are output as shown in the table with solid arrows.
4b: Connecting the audio equipment Connecting a Super Audio CD player, CD player Super Audio CD player, CD player A Audio cord (not supplied) Connecting an iPhone, iPod, USB device iPhone, iPod, USB device A USB cable (not supplied)
5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Before connecting the antennas (aerials), be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) AM loop antenna (aerial) (supplied) Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other equipment.
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 revert back to the factory default settings. Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver to perform this operation.
Press V/v repeatedly to select “Speaker”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “SP Pattern”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select the speaker pattern you want, then press Press RETURN/EXIT O. Using AUTO or b. CALIBRATION This receiver is equipped with DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) function which allows you to perform automatic calibration as follows:...
Notes • The speakers emit very loud sound during the calibration and the volume cannot be adjusted. Provide consideration to your neighborhood and to the children in presence. • If the muting function has been activated before you perform Auto Calibration, the muting function will shut off automatically.
Performing Auto Calibration MUTING/ Press GUI MODE. After “GUI ON” appears on the display panel for a while, the GUI menu appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “...
Press V/v repeatedly to select the item you want, then press • Retry: Performs the Auto Calibration again. • Save: Save the measurement results and exits the setting process. • Warning: Displays warning related to the measurement results. See “Message list after Auto Calibration measurement”...
• Full Flat: Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. • Engineer: Sets to “the Sony listening room standard” frequency characteristics. • Front Reference: Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
Guide to on-screen display operation You can display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen and select the function you want to use on the TV screen by pressing V/v/B/b on the remote control. To display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen, make sure that the receiver is in “GUI MODE”...
Overview of the main menus Menu icon Description Input Selects the input source equipment connected to the receiver (page 41). Music Selects the music from iPhone/iPod (page 43) or USB device (page 46). Video Selects the video from iPhone/iPod (page 43). FM/AM Selects the built-in FM/AM radio (page 49).
Basic Operations Playing an input source equipment RETURN/ EXIT O MUTING/ MASTER VOL +/–/ +/– Press GUI MODE. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select “ Input”, then press or b. The menu item list appears on the TV screen.
Tips • You can turn INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver or press input buttons on the remote control to select the equipment you want. • You can adjust the volume differently depending on the speed you turn the MASTER VOLUME on the receiver.
4 Notes • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone connected to this receiver. • This product has been designed specifically to work with iPod/iPhone and has been certified to meet Apple performance standards.
Selecting the iPhone/iPod control mode You can select the iPhone/iPod control mode using the GUI menu or iPhone CTRL on the remote control. You can use the GUI menu to browse contents on the iPhone/iPod. You can also control all operations by viewing the information on the display panel when “GUI MODE”...
Select the content you want using iPhone/iPod menu. For details on operating the iPhone/iPod, refer to the operating instructions supplied with iPhone/iPod. To operate the iPhone/iPod using the remote control You can operate the iPhone/iPod using the following buttons on the remote control of the receiver.
“.wma” * The receiver does not play files encoded with DRM. Compatible USB devices You can use the following Sony USB devices on this receiver. Other USB devices cannot be used on this receiver. Verified Sony USB device Product name Model name ®...
Press GUI MODE. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Select “ Music”, then press or b. When the USB device is connected, “USB” appears on the TV screen. Press to select “USB”. You can operate the USB device using the remote control of the receiver.
• Some time may be needed to start playback when: – the folder structure is complex. – the memory capacity is excessive. • This receiver does not necessarily support all the functions provided in a connected USB device. • The playback order for the receiver may differ from the playback order of the connected USB device.
Tuner Operations Listening to FM/AM radio You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, be sure you have connected the FM and AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver (page 32). The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. Area USA, Canada 100 kHz...
Press SHIFT, then press 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 0 for Europe model only. Adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna (aerial) for optimum reception upon tuning to an AM station.
Repeat steps 1 to 4 to store another station. You can store station as follows: • AM band: AM 1 to AM 30 • FM band: FM 1 to FM 30 Tuning to preset stations Select “ FM” or “ the menu, then press Select the preset station you want.
Enjoying Surround Sound Selecting the sound field This receiver can create multi channel surround sound. You can select one of the optimized sound fields from the receiver’s pre-programmed sound fields. Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly to select the sound field you want. You can also use 2CH/A.DIRECT, A.F.D., MOVIE/HD-D.C.S.
HD-D.C.S. HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S.) is Sony’s new innovative home theater technology using the latest acoustic and digital signal processing technologies. It is based on precise response measurement data of a mastering studio. With HD-D.C.S., you are able to enjoy Blu-ray...
x NEO6 MUS (Neo:6 Music) Performs DTS Neo:6 Music mode decoding. A source recorded in 2 channel format is decoded into 7 channels. This setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as CDs. When headphones are connected You can only select this sound field if the headphones are connected to the receiver.
Digital audio formats supported by the receiver Digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on digital audio output jacks of the equipment connected. This receiver supports the following audio formats. Audio format Dolby Digital Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD DTS-ES DTS 96/24...
Sony products such as TV, Blu-ray Disc/DVD Player, AV amplifier, etc. that supports the Control for HDMI function. By connecting Sony equipment that is compatible with the “BRAVIA” Sync with an HDMI cable (not supplied), operation is simplified as follows: •...
Preparing for the “BRAVIA” Sync The receiver is compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function. • If your TV is compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function, you can set the Control for HDMI function of the receiver and playback equipment automatically by setting the Control for HDMI function on your TV (page 57).
Notes • Before you perform the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” on your TV, be sure to turn on the TV and other connected equipment including the receiver first. • If the playback equipment cannot function after you have made the settings for “Control for HDMI- Easy Setting”, check the Control for HDMI setting on your TV.
• When you adjust the TV volume, the System Audio Control function adjusts the receiver’s volume simultaneously. Notes • If System Audio Control does not function according to your TV setting, refer to the operating instructions of the TV. • When “Ctrl for HDMI” is set to “ON”, the “Audio Out”...
Enjoying optimum sound field for the selected scene (Scene Select) The Scene Select function allows you to enjoy the optimum picture quality and switches the sound field according to the selected scene on your TV. For details on the operation, refer to the operating instructions of the TV.
Notes • Some audio input modes may not be set up based on the input. • When the USB input is selected, “------” appears on the display panel, and you cannot change to other modes. Select another input, then set the audio input mode.
Input name Assignable COMP.1 video input COMP.2 jacks CVBS NONE Assignable BD COAX audio input SAT OPT jacks ANALOG NONE * Default setting Notes • You cannot assign other optical input to the inputs to which optical input jack is initially assigned. •...
Adjusting Settings Using the Settings menu You can adjust various settings for speakers, surround effects, etc. using the Settings menu. To display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen, make sure that the receiver is in “GUI MODE” by following the steps in “To turn “GUI MODE”...
Settings menu list Settings menu Description Auto Cal. Sets the speaker level or distance and makes the measurement automatically (page 34). Speaker Sets the speaker position manually (page 64). Surround Selects the sound field and adjusts the surround effect you choose (page 67). Adjusts the equalizer (bass/ treble sound) (page 67).
Notes • Depending on the speaker pattern setting, some parameters may not be available. • This function does not work when “A. DIRECT” is being used. To adjust the size of each speaker You can adjust each speaker’s (front left/right, front left/right high, center, surround left/right, surround back left/right) size.
Tips • To adjust the level of all speakers at the same time, press MASTER VOL +/– or use MASTER VOLUME on the receiver. • The adjusted value is shown on the TV screen during adjustment. To output test tone from each speaker You can output test tone from the speakers in sequence.
Surround Settings menu You can select the sound field and adjust the effect level, etc. on the “Sound Field Setup” screen. For details on the sound field, see “Enjoying Surround Sound” (page 52). Note The setup items you can adjust on each menu vary depending on the sound field.
• AUTO: 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 “BRAVIA” Sync compatible Sony TV. This setting saves power in the standby mode when compared with the “ON”...
• OFF: The receiver does not output HDMI signals when the receiver is in the standby mode. Turn on the receiver to enjoy the connected equipment’s source on the TV. This setting saves power in the standby mode when compared with the “ON” setting.
Operating without connecting to a TV You can operate this receiver using the display panel even if the TV is not connected to the receiver. RETURN/ EXIT O Using the menu in the display panel Press GUI MODE repeatedly to select “GUI OFF”.
Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 70. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Auto Calibration Auto Calibration (Standard) settings [STANDARD] [<A. CAL>] Auto Calibration (Custom) [CUSTOM] Level settings Test tone [<LEVEL>] [T.
Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Front high speakers size [FH SIZE] 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 [SR DIST.] Surround back speaker distance [SB DIST.] Surround back left speaker distance...
Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Surround settings Effect level [<SURR>] [EFFECT] EQ settings Front speakers bass level [<EQ>] [BASS] Front speakers treble level [TREBLE] Tuner settings FM station receiving mode [<TUNER>] [FM MODE] Naming preset stations [NAME IN] Audio settings Synchronizes audio with video [<AUDIO>] output [A/V SYNC]...
To view the information on the display panel The display panel provides various information of the receiver status such as sound field. Select the input for which you want to check the information. Press AMP, then press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will change cyclically as follows.
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 3 setting which corresponds to VHS. USA and Canada models only. Other models.
Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. Power The receiver is turned off automatically.
There is no sound from a specific equipment. • Check that the equipment is connected correctly to the audio input jacks for that equipment. • Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is (are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the receiver and the equipment.
No sound is output from the receiver and TV speaker. • Check the setting of “Audio Out” in the HDMI Settings menu (page 69). • Check that the equipment is connected correctly to the HDMI jack for that equipment. • You cannot listen to the Super Audio CD by connecting HDMI.
• Be sure to use a High Speed HDMI cable when you view images or listen to sound, especially for the 1080p, Deep Color (Deep Colour) or 3D transmission. No 3D image appears on the TV. • Depending on the TV or the video equipment, 3D images may not be displayed.
The RDS information that you want does not appear.* • The service may be temporarily out of order. Contact the radio station and find out whether they actually provide the service in question. * Europe model only. iPhone/iPod The sound is distorted. •...
Erroneous display. • The data stored in the USB device may have been corrupted. • The character codes that can be displayed by this receiver are as follows: – Upper cases (A to Z) – Numbers (0 to 9) – Symbols (’ < > * + , – . / [ \ ] _ `) Other characters may not be displayed correctly.
If there is a malfunction, a message appears on the display panel. You can check the condition of the system by the message. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. PROTECT Irregular current is output to the speakers, or the receiver is covered and ventilation holes are blocked.
Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (USA model only) With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 – 20,000 Hz; rated 95 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.09% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
AM tuner section Tuning range Area Tuning scale 10 kHz step USA, Canada 530 kHz – 1,710 kHz Europe – Antenna (aerial) Loop antenna (aerial) Intermediate frequency 450 kHz 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...
Index Numerics 2 channel 52 5.1 channel 18 7.1 channel 18 A.F.D. mode 52 A/V Sync 68, 73 AM 49 Audio Out 69, 73 Audio Settings 68, 73 Auto Calibration Custom 71 Auto Calibration Settings 71 Auto Calibration Standard Auto Standby 69, 73 Auto Tuning 49 Bass 67, 73 Blu-ray Disc player 26...
Test Tone 65, 71 Theater/Theatre Mode Sync Treble 67, 73 Tuner 49 Tuner Settings 73 TV 22 Up converting 30 USB device 46 VCR 29 Viewing information in the display 74...