The model and serial numbers are located at the bottom 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. DAV-DZ120 Serial No.______________...
Table of Contents Welcome!... 3 About This Manual ... 6 This System Can Play the Following Discs ... 7 Getting Started – BASIC – Step 1: Connecting the System and TV...10 Step 2: Positioning the System ...14 Step 3: Performing the Quick Setup ...15 Getting Started –...
Advanced Settings and Adjustments Locking Discs ... 59 (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room ... 62 (SPEAKER FORMATION) Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically ... 64 (AUTO CALIBRATION) Using the Setup Display... 66 Setting the Display or Sound Track Language ...
About This Manual • The instructions in this manual describe the controls on the remote. You can also use the controls on the system if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote. • The Control Menu items may be different depending on the area.
This System Can Play the Following Discs Format of Disc logo discs DVD VIDEO DVD-RW/ DVD-R DVD+RW/ DVD+R VIDEO CD (Ver. 1.1 and 2.0 discs)/CD Graphics (Latin American models only)/ Audio CD CD-RW/CD-R (audio data) (MP3 files) (JPEG files) “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD VIDEO,”...
operating instructions for the recording device. Note that some playback functions may not work with some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, even if they have been correctly finalized. In this case, view the disc by normal playback. Also some DATA CDs/DATA DVDs created in Packet Write format cannot be played.
Getting Started – BASIC – See Unpacking in Specifications, page 80. Inserting batteries into the remote You can control the system using the supplied remote. Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the system.
Step 1: Connecting the System and TV This hookup is the basic connection of the system to the speakers and TV. For other TV connections, see page 20. For other component connection, see page 23. To accept progressive signals, see page 21. To change the color system (PAL or NTSC), see page 13.
1 Connecting the Speakers Required cords The connector and color tube of the speaker cords are the same color as the label of the jacks to be connected. Note • Do not catch the speaker cord insulation in the SPEAKER jack. To avoid short-circuiting the speakers Short-circuiting of the speakers may damage the system.
• When you want to output the TV sound or stereo sound of a 2 channel source from the 6 speakers, select the “Dolby Pro Logic,” “Dolby Pro Logic II MOVIE,” or “Dolby Pro Logic II MUSIC” sound field (page 29). 3 Connecting the Antenna (Aerial) To connect the AM antenna (aerial) The shape and the length of the antenna (aerial) is designed to receive AM signals.
To connect the FM wire antenna (aerial) Connect the FM wire antenna (aerial) to the COAXIAL FM 75 Ω jack. FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) COAXIAL FM 75 Ω jack Note • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). •...
Step 2: Positioning the System Positioning the speakers For the best possible surround sound, all the speakers other than the subwoofer should be the same distance from the listening position (A). However, this system allows you to place the center speaker up to 1.6 meters (5 ft) closer (B) and the surround speakers up to 5.0 meters (16 ft) closer (C) to the listening position.
Step 3: Performing the Quick Setup Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic adjustments for using the system. C/X/x/c ENTER Turn on the TV. Press [/1. Note • Disconnect the headphones when you perform the Quick Setup. You cannot operate steps after 10 with the headphones connected.
Connect the calibration mic to the A.CAL MIC jack on the front panel and press X/x to select [YES], then press ENTER. Set up the calibration mic at the ear level using a tripod, etc. (not supplied). The front of each speaker should face the calibration mic, and there should be no obstruction between the speakers and the calibration mic.
To recall the Quick Setup display Press DISPLAY when the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select [SETUP], then press ENTER. The options for [SETUP] appear. 1 2 ( 2 7 ) 1 8 ( 3 4 ) DVD VIDEO QUICK QUICK...
Getting Started – ADVANCED – Turning off the Demonstration X/x/c ENTER After connecting the AC power cord (mains lead), the demonstration appears in the front panel display. When you press "/1 on the remote, the demonstration turns off. Note • When you press "/1 on the system, the demonstration does not turn off.
• Contact a screw shop or installer regarding the wall material or screws to be used. • Sony is not responsible for accident or damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall 160 mm strength or improper screw installation, natural inch) calamity, etc.
TV Hookup (Advanced) Select a hookup suitable for the jacks on your TV. Connecting the video cords Sends a played back DVD image to a TV. Check the jacks of your TV, and choose connection method A, B, or C. Picture quality improves in order from A (standard) to C (component).
To connect to a TV with the COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks Connect a component video cord (not supplied). To use the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (Y, P ) instead of the video jacks, your TV monitor must be equipped with via COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks (Y, P connection and set the output channel of the system to progressive format (page 21).
x P AUTO (PROGRESSIVE AUTO) Select this setting when: – your TV accepts progressive signals, and, – the TV is connected to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. Normally select this under the above condition. This automatically detects the software type, and selects the appropriate conversion method.
Other Component Hookup You can enjoy sound using the speakers of this system by connecting the AUDIO OUT jacks of another component. For video connection of other components, connect directly to the TV. Connecting the system and the other component Outputs the other component through the speakers of this system.
• When listening to MP3 format recordings using a portable audio source, you can enhance the sound. Press FUNCTION to select “AUDIO.” Connect the portable audio source. Press SOUND FIELD repeatedly until “A.F.D. STD” appears in the front panel display. To cancel, select other than “A.F.D.
Basic Operations Playing Discs "/1 FUNCTION Disc tray Depending on the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operation details supplied with your disc. Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on the TV to this system.
Press Replay the previous scene* replay) during playback. Briefly fast forward the current scene** advance) during playback. * DVD VIDEOs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs only. The button can be used except for DivX video files (except for North American models). ** DVD VIDEOs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD+RWs/ DVD+Rs only. The button can be used except for DivX video files (except for North American models).
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TV/ VCR” or “AUDIO” appears in the front panel display. Press AMP MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “ATTENUATE” appears in the front panel display, then press ENTER or c. Press X/x to select a setting. • ATT ON: attenuates the input level. The output level is changed.
Selecting the Movie or Music Mode You can choose a suitable sound mode for movies or music. MOVIE/ MUSIC Press MOVIE/MUSIC during playback. Press MOVIE/MUSIC repeatedly until the mode you want lights up in the front panel display. The default setting is underlined. •...
Sound Adjustments Enjoying Surround Sound by Using Sound Field You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of system’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. SOUND FIELD Press SOUND FIELD.
Using only the front speaker and subwoofer x 2 CHANNEL STEREO This mode outputs the sound from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer. Standard 2 channel (stereo) sources completely bypass the sound field processing. Multi channel surround formats are downmixed to two channels. This allows you to play any source using only the front left and right speakers and subwoofer.
Various Functions for Playing Discs Searching for a Particular Point on a Disc (Scan, Slow-motion Play, Freeze Frame) You can quickly locate a particular point on a disc by monitoring the picture or playing back slowly. Note • Depending on the DVD/DivX video*/VIDEO CD, you may not be able to do some of the operations described.
Searching for a Title/ Chapter/Track/Scene, etc. You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and you can search a VIDEO CD/CD/DATA CD/ DATA DVD by track, index, or scene. As titles and tracks are assigned unique numbers on the disc, you can select the desired one by entering its number.
Searching by Scene (Picture Navigation) You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. Press PICTURE NAVI during playback. The following display appears. CHAPTER VIEWER Press PICTURE NAVI repeatedly to select an item. • [TITLE VIEWER] (DVD VIDEO only) •...
• To play from the beginning of the disc, press x twice, then press H. To enjoy a disc that is played before by resume playback (Multi-disc Resume) (DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD only) This system stores the point where you stopped the disc for up to 40 discs and resumes playback the next time you insert the same disc.
PROGRAM 0:00:00 ALL CLEAR 1. TRACK – – – – 2. TRACK – – 3. TRACK – – 4. TRACK – – 5. TRACK – – 6. TRACK – – 7. TRACK – – Select the track you want to program. For example, select track .
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) You can have the system “shuffle” tracks. Subsequent “shuffling” may produce a different playing order. Note • Same song may be played repeatedly during MP3 playback. Press DISPLAY during playback. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select then press ENTER.
Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play all the titles, tracks or albums on a disc or a single title, chapter, track, or album repeatedly. You can use a combination of Shuffle or Program Play modes. Press DISPLAY during playback. The Control Menu appears.
Using the DVD’s Menu A DVD is divided into a lot of sections, which make up a picture or music feature. These sections are called “titles.” When you play a DVD which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using TOP MENU. When you play DVDs that allow you to select items such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the sound, select these items...
• [2: SUB] • [2: MAIN+SUB] Note • [2: MAIN], [2: SUB], and [2: MAIN+SUB] do not appear when one audio stream is recorded on the disc. x When playing a VIDEO CD, CD, DATA CD (MP3 audio), or DATA DVD (MP3 audio) The default setting is underlined.
About audio signals Audio signals recorded in a disc contain the sound elements (channels) shown below. Each channel is output from a separate speaker. • Front (L) • Front (R) • Center • Surround (L) • Surround (R) • Surround (Monaural): This signal can be either the Dolby Surround Sound processed signals or the Dolby Digital sound’s monaural Surround audio signals.
Viewing Information About the Disc Viewing the playing time and remaining time in the front panel display You can check disc information, such as the remaining time, total number of titles in a DVD, tracks in a VIDEO CD, CD, or MP3, file name of a DivX video* using the front panel display (page 86).
• C **:**:** Playing time of the current chapter • C–**:**:** Remaining time of the current chapter x When playing a VIDEO CD (with PBC functions) • **:** Playing time of the current scene x When playing a VIDEO CD (without PBC functions) or CD •...
Checking the date information (JPEG only) You can check the date information during playback when the Exif* tag is recorded in the JPEG image data. Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The Control Menu appears. 1 ( 8 ) DATA CD 1 ( 2 0 ) 01/ 01/ 2006 Date information...
Displaying the Subtitles * Except for North American models. If subtitles are recorded on a disc, you can turn the subtitles on or off while playing. If multilingual subtitles are recorded on the disc, you can change the subtitle language while playing, or turn the subtitles on or off whenever you want.
About MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files What is MP3/JPEG? MP3 is audio compression technology that satisfies the ISO/MPEG regulations. JPEG is image compression technology. Discs that the system can play You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD- Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-Rs/DVD- RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD+RWs/DVD-ROMs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) or JPEG format.
When you insert a DATA CD or DATA DVD and press H, the numbered tracks (or files) are played sequentially, from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks (or files) contained within a currently selected album take priority over the next album in the same tree. (Example: C contains D so 4 is played before 5.) When you press MENU and the list of album names appears (page 46), the album names are...
Pressing MENU again will display the album list. To stop playback Press x. To play the next or previous MP3 audio track Press ./>. Note that you can select the next album by continuing to press > after the last track on the current album, but that you cannot return to the previous album by pressing ..
Press CLEAR to return to normal view. To stop playback Press x. • A scroll box is displayed at the right side of the screen. To display the additional image files, select the bottom image and press x. To return to the previous image, select the top image and press X.
You can turn the album list on and off by pressing MENU repeatedly. • When you select [AUTO], the system can recognize up to 300 MP3 tracks and 300 JPEG files in a single album. When you select [AUDIO (MP3)] or [IMAGE (JPEG)], the system can recognize up to 600 MP3 and 600 JPEG files in a single album.
• [MODE4]: The images randomly cycle through the effects. • [MODE5]: The next image slides over the previous image. • [OFF]: Turns off this function. Press ENTER. The selected setting takes effect. ® Enjoying DivX Videos (Except for North American models) About DivX Video Files ®...
files with the extension “.AVI” or “.DIVX” if they do not contain a DivX video. • For details about playable MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files on DATA CDs or DATA DVDs, see “Discs that the system can play” (page 45). Note •...
• If the number of viewing times is preset, you can play the DivX video files as many times as the preset number. The following occurrences are counted: – when the system is turned off. – when another file is played. –...
Tuner Functions Presetting Radio Stations You can preset 20 FM stations, and 10 AM stations. Before tuning, make sure to turn down the volume to minimum. Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display. Press and hold TUNING + or –...
Listening to the Radio Preset radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting Radio Stations” (page 53)). Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET + or –...
Viewing the station name or frequency in the front panel display When the system is set to “TUNER AM” or “TUNER FM,” you can check the frequency using the front panel display. Press DISPLAY. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes as shown.
Other Operations Controlling the TV with the Supplied Remote You can control your TV (SONY only) with the supplied remote. Controlling TVs with the remote To control the TV You can control the TV by using following buttons. By pressing...
TV CH + 0.5 (Default) Note • This function is only for SONY TVs. (This function may not work on some SONY TVs.) • If distance between TV and this system is too far, this function may not work. Install the system near the •...
Using the Sleep Timer You can set the system to turn off at a preset time, so you can fall asleep listening to music. You can preset the time in 10 minutes decrements. Press SLEEP. Each time you press this button, the minutes display (the remaining time) changes as follows: SLEEP 90M t SLEEP 80M t SLEEP 70M SLEEP OFF T SLEEP 10M ...
Advanced Settings and Adjustments Locking Discs (CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL, PARENTAL CONTROL) You can set 2 kinds of playback restrictions for the desired disc. • Custom Parental Control You can set playback restrictions so that the system will not play inappropriate discs. •...
To play a disc for which Custom Parental Control is set Insert the disc for which Custom Parental Control is set. The [CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL] display appears. CUSTOM PARENTAL CONTROL Custom parental control is already set. To play, enter your password and press ENTER Enter your 4-digit password using the...
PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD: Press X/x to select [STANDARD], then press ENTER. The selection items for [STANDARD] are displayed. PARENTAL CONTROL LEVEL: STANDARD: OTHERS Press X/x to select a geographic area as the playback limitation level, then press ENTER. The area is selected. When you select [OTHERS t], select and enter a standard code in the table of “Parental Control Area Code List”...
Changing the password Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu appears. Press X/x to select [PARENTAL CONTROL], then press ENTER. The options for [PARENTAL CONTROL] appear. Press X/x to select [PASSWORD t], then press ENTER. The display for entering the password appears.
• [STANDARD]: when installing all the speakers normally. • [NO CENTER]: when installing the front and surround speakers. • [NO SURROUND]: when installing the center and front speakers. • [FRONT ONLY]: when installing the front speakers. • [ALL FRONT]: when installing all the speakers in front of the listening position.
• The front panel display indicates the selected [SPEAKER FORMATION]. It does not indicate the speakers which output sound. • When you change the [SIZE] setting in [SPEAKER SETUP], the [SPEAKER FORMATION] setting returns to [STANDARD]. Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION) D.
face the calibration mic, and there should be no obstruction between the speakers and the calibration mic. Be quiet during the measurement. A.CAL MIC Calibration mic Press X/x to select [YES], then press ENTER. Calibration starts. Measuring. Please wait a moment. Note •...
– do not change the disc. – do not insert or eject a disc. – do not connect the headphones. – do not disconnect the calibration mic. Using the Setup Display By using the Setup Display, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound.
Selected item SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: JACKET PICTURE 4:3 OUTPUT: Setup items Select an item using X/x, then press ENTER. The options for the selected item appear. Example: [TV TYPE] SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE: SCREEN SAVER: BACKGROUND: 4:3 LETTER BOX 4:3 OUTPUT: 4:3 PAN SCAN...
Setting the Display or Sound Track Language [LANGUAGE SETUP] [LANGUAGE SETUP] allows you to set various languages for the on-screen display or sound track. Select [LANGUAGE SETUP] in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Display” (page 66). LANGUAGE SETUP OSD: MENU:...
[4:3 LETTER BOX] [4:3 PAN SCAN] [16:9] Note • Depending on the DVD, [4:3 LETTER BOX] may be selected automatically instead of [4:3 PAN SCAN] or vice versa. x [COLOR SYSTEM (VIDEO CD)] (Asian, Australian, and Middle Eastern models only) Select the color system when you play a VIDEO [AUTO] Outputs the video signal in the...
x [4:3 OUTPUT] This setting is effective only when you set [TV TYPE] in [SCREEN SETUP] to [16:9] (page 68). Adjust this to watch 4:3 aspect ratio progressive signals. If you can change the aspect ratio on your progressive format (525p/625p) compatible TV, change the setting on your TV, not the system.
x [MULTI-DISC RESUME] (DVD VIDEO/ VIDEO CD only) Switches the Multi-disc Resume setting on or off. [ON] Stores the resume settings in memory for up to 40 discs. [OFF] Does not store the resume settings in memory. Playback restarts at the resume point only for the current disc in the system.
Note • When you select an item, the sound cuts off for a moment. • When you change the [SIZE] setting, the [SPEAKER FORMATION] setting returns to [STANDARD]. x [DISTANCE (FRONT)] The default distance setting for the speakers in relation to the listening position is shown below. When you set the distance using the Quick Setup (page 15), the settings is automatically displayed.
[SUBWOOFER] Set this between –6.0 dB and +6.0 0.0 dB dB in 1.0 dB increments. x [LEVEL (SURROUND)] You can vary the level of surround speakers as follows. Be sure to set [TEST TONE] to [ON] for easy adjustment. [L/R] Set this between –6.0 dB and +6.0 0.0 dB dB in 1.0 dB increments.
Returning to the Default Settings You can return the system parameters, such as preset stations, to the default settings. "/1 Press "/1 to turn on the system. Press x, A, and "/1 on the system at the same time. “COLD RESET” appears in the front panel display and the default settings are returned.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaner • Do not use a commercially available cleaning disc or disc/lens cleaner (wet or spray type).
After checking the above items and fixing any problems, turn on the system. If the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Picture There is no picture. • The video connecting cords are not connected securely.
protection signal applied to some DVD programs could affect picture quality. If you still experience problems even when you connect your system directly to your TV, try connecting your system to your TV’s S video input (page 20). Even though you set the aspect ratio in [TV TYPE] of [SCREEN SETUP], the picture does not fill the screen.
preset stations). Preset the stations (page 53). • Press DISPLAY so that the frequency appears in the front panel display. The remote does not function. • There are obstacles between the remote and the system. • The distance between the remote and the system is too far.
• The DVD prohibits changing the angles. A disc cannot be ejected and “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. [Data error] appears on the TV screen when playing a DATA CD or DATA DVD.
Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS for the US model POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (FTC Output Power): Amplifier section US models: Surround mode (reference) RMS output power, 10 % Other models: Stereo mode (rated) Surround mode (reference) RMS output power, 10 % * Depending on the sound field settings and the source, there may be no sound output.
Subdivision of a title on a DVD. A title is composed of several chapters. Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Digital Cinema Auto Calibration was developed by Sony to automatically measure and adjusts inches) dia. the speaker settings to your listening environment in a short period of time.
x Music mode The Music mode is for use with any stereo music recordings, and provides a wide and deep sound space. Dolby Surround Pro Logic As one method of decoding Dolby Surround, Dolby Surround Pro Logic produces four channels from 2 channel sound. Compared with the former Dolby Surround system, Dolby Surround Pro Logic reproduces left-to-right panning more naturally and localizes sounds...
playback is completely prohibited, violent scenes are skipped or replaced with other scenes and so on. Playback Control (PBC) Signals encoded on VIDEO CDs (Version 2.0) to control playback. By using menu screens recorded on VIDEO CDs with PBC functions, you can enjoy playing simple interactive programs, programs with search functions, and so on.
Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language 1027 Afar 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1039 Amharic 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1051 Aymara 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1057 Byelorussian 1059 Bulgarian 1060 Bihari 1061 Bislama 1066 Bengali;...
Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A "/1 (on/standby) (25) B Front panel display (86) C A (open/close) (25) D Disc operation (25) E FUNCTION (25) Rear panel FRONT R A SPEAKER jacks (10) B TV/VCR (AUDIO IN R/L) jacks (23) C COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (20)
Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Lights up when the time information of a title or chapter appears in the front panel display. (DVD only) (41) B Lights up when the color system is set to NTSC.
Guide to the Control Menu Display Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. Press repeatedly to turn on or change the Control Menu display as follows: Control Menu display 1 Control Menu display 2 (appears for certain discs only) Control Menu display off Control Menu display The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type.
Control Menu items Selected item Function name of selected Control Menu item Operation message Displays the scene number for VIDEO CDs (PBC is on), track number for VIDEO CDs/CDs, album number for DATA CDs/DATA DVDs. DivX video album number for DATA CDs/DATA DVDs (except for North American models).
[SPEAKER FORMATION] (pages 62, 64) Sets the speaker formation./Adjust the level of each speaker automatically. [PROGRAM] (page 34) Selects the track to play in the order you want. [SHUFFLE] (page 36) Plays the track in random order. [REPEAT] (page 37) Plays the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all albums) repeatedly or one title/chapter/track/album repeatedly.
DVD Setup Display List You can set the following items with the DVD Setup Display. The order of the displayed items may be different from the actual display. LANGUAGE SETUP MENU AUDIO SUBTITLE SCREEN SETUP TV TYPE COLOR SYSTEM (VIDEO CD) SCREEN SAVER BACKGROUND...
AMP Menu List You can set the following items with AMP MENU on the remote. AMP menu DIMMER DIMMER ON DIMMER OFF DEMO DEMO ON DEMO OFF ATTENUATE* ATT ON ATT OFF * “ATTENUATE” may not appear depending on the selected function.
FUNCTION ws (21, 25, 26, 33, 53, 62) MENU wh (38, 53) MOVIE/MUSIC qj (28) MUTING 7 (25) Number buttons** qg (32, 54, 56, Sony Corporation Printed in China P – Z PICTURE NAVI 6 (33, 56) PRESET +/– wk es (54) PROGRESSIVE eg (21)