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Sony BDV-E280 Operating Instructions Manual

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Blu-ray Disc/DVD
Home Theatre
Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 4-265-162- (1) Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions BDV-E280/BDV-T28...
  • Page 2 Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. BDV-E280/BDV-T28 Serial No.______________ The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model manufactured for sale in the U.S.A.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    On watching 3D video images Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, fatigue, or nausea) while watching 3D video images. Sony recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video images. The length and frequency of necessary breaks will vary from person to person.
  • Page 4 • “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™” and “Wi- Fi Protected Setup™” are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. • “PhotoTV HD” and the “PhotoTV HD” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
  • Page 5: About These Operating Instructions

    About These Operating Instructions • The instructions in these Operating Instructions describe the controls on the remote. You can also use the controls on the unit if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote. • In this manual, “disc” is used as a general reference for BDs, DVDs, Super Audio CDs, or CDs unless otherwise...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About These Operating Instructions ... 5 Unpacking ... 7 Index to Parts and Controls... 8 Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System ...13 Step 2: Connecting the System ...14 Step 3: Connecting to the Network ...20 Step 4: Performing the Easy Setup ...22 Step 5: Selecting the Source ...23 Step 6: Enjoying Surround...
  • Page 7: Unpacking

    Unpacking BDV-E280/BDV-T28 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) Preparing the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. •...
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A Disc tray (page 27) B Remote sensor C Front panel display (USB) port (page 28) (Mexican and Latin American models only) Used for connecting a USB device. E Play operation buttons Z (open/close) (page 27) Opens or closes the disc tray.
  • Page 9: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Displays the system’s playing status. B Lights up when repeat play is activated. C Lights up when stereo sound is received. (Radio only) D Lights up when the HDMI (OUT) jack is correctly connected to an HDCP (High- bandwidth Digital Content Protection)- compliant device with HDMI or DVI...
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    Rear panel ONLY FOR SS-TSB105 ONLY FOR ONLY FOR SS-WSB103 SS-CTB102 FRONT R FRONT L SUBWOOFER CENTER SPEAKERS A SPEAKERS jacks (page 14) (USB) port (page 28) C AUDIO (AUDIO IN L/R) jacks (page 17) D ANTENNA (FM COAXIAL 75Ω) jack (page 19) E TV (DIGITAL IN OPTICAL) jack (page ONLY FOR SS-TSB105...
  • Page 11: Remote Control

  • Page 12 F Playback operation buttons See “Playback” (page 27). ./> (previous/next) Skip to the previous/next chapter, track, or file. (replay/advance) Briefly replay the current scenes for 10 seconds./Briefly fast forwards the current scenes for 15 seconds. m/M (fast/slow/freeze frame) Fast reverse/fast forward the disc during playback.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System How to position the system Install the system by referring to the illustration below. • Use caution when placing the speakers and/or speaker stands attached to the speakers on a specially treated (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.) floor, as staining or discoloration may result.
  • Page 14: Step 2: Connecting The System

    Step 2: Connecting the System For connecting the system, read the information on the following pages. Do not connect the AC power cord (mains lead) of the unit to a wall outlet (mains) until all the other connections are made. •...
  • Page 15: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Connect the system to your TV to display the image of the system on your TV, and listen to TV sound via the system’s speakers. Depending on the jacks and functions on your TV, select the connection method. •...
  • Page 16 A HDMI cable connection If your TV has an HDMI jack, connect to the TV with an HDMI cable. This will provide better image quality compared to other types of connections. When connecting with an HDMI cable, you need to select the type of output signal when performing the Easy Setup (page 22).
  • Page 17: Connecting The Other Components

    Connecting the other components When a component you wish to connect to the system has an HDMI (OUT) jack You can connect a component that has an HDMI (OUT) jack such as a set-top box/digital satellite ® receiver or PLAYSTATION 3, etc., with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 18 When the component does not have an HDMI OUT jack Connect the system so that video signals from the system and other component are sent to the TV, and audio signals from the component are sent to the system as follows. Video out System If the component plays sound only, connect the audio output of the component to the system.
  • Page 19: Fm Wire Antenna (aerial)

    Connecting the antenna (aerial) Rear panel of the unit • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible. • If you have poor FM reception, use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the unit to an outdoor FM antenna (aerial).
  • Page 20: Step 3: Connecting To The Network

    Use a LAN cable to connect to the LAN (100) terminal on the unit. 2 USB Wireless Setup Use a wireless LAN via the USB Wireless LAN Adapter (Sony UWA-BR100* only). The USB Wireless LAN Adapter may not be available in some regions/countries.
  • Page 21 USB Wireless LAN Adapter to a different position or place the USB Wireless LAN Adapter and the wireless LAN router closer to each other. • You can also get information for network settings from the following Sony support page: For customers in the U.S.:
  • Page 22: Step 4: Performing The Easy Setup

    Step 4: Performing the Easy Setup Before performing Step 4 Make sure all connections are secure, and then connect the AC power cord (mains lead). Follow the Steps below to make the basic adjustments for using the system. Displayed items vary depending on the country model.
  • Page 23: Step 5: Selecting The Source

    Step 5: Selecting the Source You can select the playback source. FUNCTION Press FUNCTION repeatedly until the desired function appears in the front panel display. Each time you press FUNCTION, the function changes as follows. “BD/DVD” t “FM” t “HDMI1” t “HDMI2”...
  • Page 24: Step 6: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 6: Enjoying Surround Sound After performing the previous Steps and starting playback, you can easily enjoy surround sound. You can also select pre-programmed surround settings that are tailored to different kinds of sound sources. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. X/x/c, Selecting surround settings based on your listening preference The setting method differs depending on the function.
  • Page 25 • When the home menu is displayed on the TV screen, this setting can be changed by selecting the surround setting via [Surround Setting] in [Audio Settings] of [Setup] (page 49). About speaker output of each surround setting The table below describes the options when you connect all the speakers to the unit. The default setting is [A.F.D.
  • Page 26 • Depending on the input stream, the surround settings may not be effective. • When you play a Super Audio CD, surround settings are not activated. • You can also select the surround setting in [Surround Setting] of [Audio Settings] (page 49). •...
  • Page 27: Playback

    Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see “Playable Discs” (page 60). Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the system appears on your TV screen. Press Z, and place a disc on the disc tray.
  • Page 28: Playing From A Usb Device

    Displaying the play information You can check the playback information, etc., by pressing DISPLAY. The displayed information differs depending on the disc type and system status. Example: when playing a BD-ROM A Output resolution/Video frequency B Title number or name C The currently selected audio setting D Available functions ( subtitle)
  • Page 29: Enjoying An Ipod/iphone

    Enjoying an iPod/iPhone You can enjoy the music/video*/photo* and charge the battery of an iPod/iPhone via the system. * U.S. and Canada models only. Compatible iPod/iPhone models The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows. Update your iPod/iPhone with the latest software before using with the system.
  • Page 30 • You cannot transfer songs onto the iPod/iPhone from this system. • 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 unit.
  • Page 31: Playing Via A Network

    • For customers in the U.S. and Canada: Some Internet content requires registration via a PC before it can be played. For further details, visit the following website: Prepare for BRAVIA Internet Video. Connect the system to a network (page 20). Press C/c to select...
  • Page 32: Available Options

    Available Options Various settings and playback operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Common options Items Details [Surround Setting] Changes the surround setting (page 24). [Repeat Setting] Sets repeat playback. [3D Menu] [3D Depth Adjustment]: Adjusts the depth of 3D images.
  • Page 33 Items Details [Slideshow BGM] • [Off]: Turns off the function. • [My Music from USB]: Sets the music files registered in [Add Slideshow BGM]. • [Play from Music CD]: Sets the tracks on CD-DAs (music CDs). [Rotate Left] Rotates the photo counterclockwise by 90 degrees.
  • Page 34: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Selecting the Effect to Suit the Source You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music. Press SOUND MODE +/– repeatedly during playback until the desired mode appears in the front panel display. • “AUTO”: The system selects “MOVIE” or “MUSIC”...
  • Page 35: Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound

    x DVD-VR The types of sound tracks recorded on a disc are displayed. Example: • [ Stereo] • [ Stereo (Audio1)] • [ Stereo (Audio2)] • [ Main] • [ Sub] • [ Main/Sub] • [ Stereo (Audio1)] and [ Stereo (Audio2)] do not appear when only one audio stream is recorded on the disc.
  • Page 36: Tuner

    Tuner Listening to the Radio You can enjoy radio sound with the system’s speakers. FUNCTION C/X/x/c, HOME VOL +/– Current preset number FM 07 88.00 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “FM” appears in the front panel display. Select the radio station. Automatic tuning Press and hold TUNING +/–...
  • Page 37 Selecting the preset station Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “FM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select the preset station. The preset number and frequency appear on the TV screen and front panel display. Each time you press the button, the system tunes in one preset station.
  • Page 38: Other Operations

    “BRAVIA” Sync This function is available on TVs with the “BRAVIA” Sync function. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the Control for HDMI function via an HDMI cable, operation is simplified. • Some functions can only be used if the connected TV is compatible, and require prior setting via the TV.
  • Page 39: Setting The Speakers

    • Make sure that the component is connected to the system via an HDMI cable, and the Control for HDMI function of the connected component is set to Setting the Speakers [Speaker Settings] To obtain the best possible surround sound, set connection of the speakers and their distance from your listening position.
  • Page 40: Using The Sleep Timer

    dB. Be sure to set [Test Tone] to [On] for easy adjustment. [Front Left/Right] 0.0 dB: Set the front speaker level. [Center]* 0.0 dB: Set the center speaker level. [Surround Left/Right] speaker level. [Subwoofer] 0.0 dB: Set the subwoofer level. * This item appears when you set it to [Yes] in the [Connection] setting.
  • Page 41: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    By adjusting the remote signal, you can control your TV with the supplied remote. • When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code number may reset itself to the default (SONY) setting. Reset the appropriate code number. Preparing the remote for controlling the TV Press and hold TV "/1 while entering your...
  • Page 42: Browsing Websites

    Browsing Websites You can connect to the Internet and enjoy websites like the Sony homepage using the system. Prepare for Internet browsing. Connect the system to a network (page 20). Press HOME. The home menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 43: Setting Up The Network

    Items Details [Delete] Erases one character on the left side of the cursor during text input. [Window List] Displays a list of all currently opened websites. Allows you to return to a previously displayed website by selecting the window. [Bookmark List] Displays the bookmark list.
  • Page 44 • For more information, go to the following URL. For customers in the U.S.: For customers in Canada: English: French: For customers in Mexico and Latin America: When connecting to the LAN...
  • Page 45 Press X/x to select the proxy server setting, then press • [No]: A proxy server is not used. • [Yes]: Enter the proxy server setting. Press C/X/x/c and the number buttons, then press The value of the internet settings appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 46 Press X/x to select the security mode, then press • [None]: Select this if the wireless LAN is unsecured. Setup of wireless LAN connectivity is finished. Next, enter the IP address settings by following the Steps of “Auto setting” or “Manual setting” in “When connecting to the LAN with a LAN cable”...
  • Page 47: Settings And Adjustments

    For information about update functions, refer to the following website: For customers in the U.S.: For customers in Canada: English: French: Explanation [Audio Settings] (page 49) Makes the audio settings according to the type of connecting jacks.
  • Page 48: [screen Settings]

    For customers in Mexico and Latin America: During a software update, “UPDATING” appears in the front panel display. After the update completes, the main unit automatically turns off. Please wait for the software update to complete; do not turn the main unit on or off, or operate the main unit or TV.
  • Page 49: [audio Settings]

    [RGB]: Select this when connecting to a device with an HDCP-compliant DVI jack. x [HDMI Deep Color Output] [Auto]: Normally select this. [16bit], [12bit], [10bit]: Outputs 16bit/12bit/ 10bit video signals when the connected TV is compatible with Deep Color. [Off]: Select this when the picture is unstable or colors appear unnatural.
  • Page 50: [bd/dvd Viewing Settings]

    [BD/DVD Viewing Settings] You can make detailed settings for BD/DVD playback. x [BD/DVD Menu] You can select the default menu language for BD-ROMs or DVD VIDEOs. When you select [Select Language Code], the display for entering the language code appears. Enter the code for your language by referring to “Language Code List”...
  • Page 51: [music Settings]

    [Music Settings] You can make detailed settings for Super Audio CD playback. x [Super Audio CD Playback Layer] [Super Audio CD]: Plays the Super Audio CD layer. [CD]: Plays the CD layer. x [Super Audio CD Playback Channel] [DSD 2ch]: Plays the 2ch area. [DSD Multi]: Plays the multi-channel area.
  • Page 52: [easy Setup]

    [Easy Setup] Re-runs the Easy Setup to make the basic settings. Follow the on-screen instructions. [Resetting] x [Reset to Factory Default Settings] You can reset the system settings to the factory default by selecting the group of settings. All the settings within the group will be reset.
  • Page 53: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners • Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens cleaners (including wet or spray types).
  • Page 54: Notes About The Discs

    On moving the system • Before moving the system, make sure that there is no disc inserted, and remove the AC power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (mains). Notes about the Discs On handling discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge.
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    • Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. front panel display. “Exxxx” appears in the front • Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and panel display. give the error code. appears without any •...
  • Page 56 Picture Symptom There is no picture. There is no picture when you make an HDMI cable connection. 3D images from the HDMI (IN 1) or HDMI (IN 2) jack do not appear on the TV screen. No picture appears when the video output resolution selected in [Output Video Format] is incorrect.
  • Page 57 Sound Symptom Problems and solutions There is no sound. • The speaker cord is not connected securely. • Check the speaker settings (page 39). The Super Audio CD sound of a • HDMI (IN 1) and HDMI (IN 2) does not accept an audio format that contains component that is connected to copy protection.
  • Page 58: Usb Device

    • Picture/sound quality may be poor depending on Internet content providers. • Picture/sound quality may be improved by changing the connection speed. Sony recommends a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard- definition video and 10 Mbps for high-definition video.
  • Page 59: Network Connection

    “BRAVIA” Sync ([Control for HDMI]) Symptom Problems and solutions The [Control for HDMI] • Check that [Control for HDMI] is set to [On] (page 51). function does not work • If you change the HDMI connection, turn the system off and on again. (“BRAVIA”...
  • Page 60: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Blu-ray Disc BD-ROM BD-R/BD-RE DVD-ROM DVD-R/DVD-RW DVD+R/DVD+RW CD-DA (Music CD) CD-ROM CD-R/CD-RW Super Audio CD Since the Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, some discs may not be playable depending on the disc type and the version. Also, the audio output differs depending on the source, connected output jack, and selected audio settings.
  • Page 61: Playable Types Of Files

    Playable Types of Files Video File format Extensions MPEG-1 Video/PS “.mpg,” “.mpeg,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS Xvid “.avi” MPEG4/AVC “.mkv,” “.mp4,” “.m4v,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” WMV9 “.wmv,” “.asf” AVCHD Music File format Extensions MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio “.mp3” Layer III) 1)3) “.m4a”...
  • Page 62: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported Audio Formats Audio formats supported by this system are as follows. Format LPCM 2ch Function “BD/DVD” “HDMI1” “HDMI2” “TV” (DIGITAL IN) a: Supported format. –: Unsupported format. • HDMI (IN 1) and HDMI (IN 2) do not input sound in the case of an audio format that contains copy protections such as Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio.
  • Page 63: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier Section U.S.models: AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (FTC) Front L + Front R: With 3 ohms loads, both channels driven, from 180 - 20,000 Hz; rated 60 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 1% total harmonic distortion from 250 milli watts to rated output.
  • Page 64: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Parental Control/Area Code List...
  • Page 65: Index

    Index Numerics 3D 27 3D Output Setting 48 A/V SYNC 33 Attenuate - AUDIO 49 Audio 50 Audio DRC 49 Audio Output 49 Audio Return Channel 51 Audio Settings 49 Auto Display 51 Auto Standby 51 BD Audio MIX Setting 49 BD Hybrid Disc Playback Layer 50 BD Internet Connection 50...
  • Page 68 The software of this system may be updated in the future. To find out details on any available updates, please visit the following URL. For customers in the U.S.: For customers in Canada: English: French: For customers in Mexico and Latin America: ©2011 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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