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Sony BDV-E385 Operating Instructions Manual

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DVD Home Theatre
Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 4-418-859- Blu-ray Disc™/ DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions BDV-E490/BDV-E390/BDV-E385/BDV-E290/BDV-E190/BDV-T39...
  • Page 2 The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom exterior 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. BDV-E390/BDV-E385/ BDV-T39 Serial No.______________ The following FCC statement...
  • 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: Copyrights And Trademarks

    • “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. • , “XMB,” and “xross media bar” are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. • “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
  • Page 5 • The Wi-Fi Protected Setup Mark is a mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance (BDV-E390/BDV-E385/BDV- T39 only). • “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 6: About These Operating Instructions

    DATA, THE GRACENOTE SOFTWARE, OR GRACENOTE SERVERS, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED HEREIN. You agree that your non-exclusive license to use the Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software, and Gracenote Servers will terminate if you violate these restrictions. If your license terminates, you agree to cease any and all use of the Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software, and Gracenote Servers.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About These Operating Instructions ... 6 Unpacking ... 8 Index to Parts and Controls...13 Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System... 17 Step 2: Connecting the System... 17 Connecting the speakers ...17 Connecting the TV ...18 Connecting the other components (Set-top box, etc.) ...19 Connecting the antenna (aerial) ...20...
  • Page 8: Unpacking

    Unpacking BDV-E490 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • Speaker-bottom covers (2) • Bases (2) • Lower parts of the front speakers (2) • Screws (8) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) •...
  • Page 9 BDV-E390/BDV-E290 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) • Dock for iPod/iPhone (TDM-iP30) (1) • USB cable (1) •...
  • Page 10 BDV-E385 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) • Video cord (1) • Operating Instructions •...
  • Page 11 BDV-E190 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • Foot pads (2) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Video cord (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) •...
  • Page 12 BDV-T39 • Front speakers (2) • Surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) • Dock for iPod/iPhone (TDM-iP30) (1) • USB cable (1) •...
  • Page 13: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A "/1 (on/standby) Turns on the unit, or sets it to standby mode. B Disc tray (page 25) C Play operation buttons Z (open/close) N (play) x (stop) VOL +/–...
  • Page 14: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Lights up when repeat play is activated. B Lights up when stereo sound is received. (Radio only) C Lights up when the system is playing via the PARTY STREAMING function. D Lights up when muting is on.
  • Page 15: Top Menu

    Enters the selected item. E SOUND MODE +/– (page 24) Selects the sound mode. HOME (pages 22, 34, 35, 38, 40) Enters or exits the system’s home menu. NETFLIX Accesses the “NETFLIX” online service. Accesses the “Sony Entertainment Network™” online service.
  • Page 16 F Playback operation buttons See “Playback” (page 25). ./> (previous/next) Skip to the previous/next chapter, track, or file. m/M (fast/slow/freeze frame) Fast reverse/fast forward the disc during playback. Each time you press the button, the search speed changes. Activates slow-motion play when pressed for more than one second in pause mode.
  • Page 17: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System How to position the system Install the system by referring to the illustration below. A Front speaker (L (left)) B Front speaker (R (right)) C Center speaker D Surround speaker (L (left)) E Surround speaker (R (right)) F Subwoofer G Unit •...
  • Page 18: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your TV. FRONT R FRONT L SUBWOOFER CENTER SUR R SUR L SPEAKERS Video connections VIDEO OUT High Speed HDMI cable If the HDMI IN jack of your TV is compatible with the ARC (Audio Return Channel) function, an HDMI cable connection can also send a digital audio signal from the TV.
  • Page 19: Connecting The Other Components (Set-Top Box, Etc.)

    Connecting the other components (Set-top box, etc.) 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 Select one of the following connection methods according to the jack type of the component.
  • Page 20: Connecting The Antenna (Aerial)

    Connecting the antenna (aerial) Rear panel of the unit FM COAXIAL VIDEO OUT LAN (100) AUDIO IN ANTENNA FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible.
  • Page 21 • A shielded interface cable (LAN cable), straight or crossover, is recommended. 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. * As of November 2011.
  • Page 22: Step 4: Performing The Easy Setup

    x WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (TKIP) TKIP is a security technology developed in response to the deficiencies of WEP. TKIP assures a higher security level than WEP. x WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) AES is a security technology that uses an advanced security method distinct from WEP and TKIP.
  • Page 23: Step 5: Selecting The Source

    Perform [Easy Initial Settings]. Follow the on-screen instructions to make the basic settings using C/X/x/c and C/X/x/c Depending on the connection method (page 18), perform the following setting. • HDMI cable connection: Follow the instructions that are displayed on the TV screen.
  • Page 24: Step 6: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 6: Enjoying Surround Sound After performing the previous Steps and starting playback, you can easily enjoy pre-programmed sound modes that are tailored to different kinds of sound sources. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home.
  • Page 25: Playback

    Playback Playing a Disc For playable discs, see “Playable Discs” (page 52). 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 26: Playing From A Usb Device

    Displaying the playback 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 27 • The iPod/iPhone is charged when connected to the system while the system is turned on. • 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 28: Playing Via A Network

    Playing via a Network Enjoying Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) Sony Entertainment Network serves as a gateway delivering selected Internet content and a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your unit. • For customers in the U.S. and Canada: Some Internet content requires registration via a PC before it can be played.
  • Page 29 (PARTY [Video], STREAMING) You can play the same music at the same time across all Sony components which are compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function and connected to your home network. Contents in [Music] and the “FM” and “AUDIO”...
  • Page 30: Available Options

    • If content that is not compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function is played, the system closes PARTY automatically. To use the system as a PARTY guest Select [PARTY] in the PARTY host device icon. To leave the PARTY, press OPTIONS, then select [Leave PARTY].
  • Page 31 Item Details [Leave PARTY] Leaves from a party which the system is participating in. The PARTY STREAMING function continues among other participating devices. [Close PARTY] For PARTY host: Closes a party. For PARTY guest: Closes a party which the system is participating in.
  • Page 32 Adjusting the delay between the picture and sound (A/V SYNC) When the sound does not match the pictures on the TV screen, you can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. The setting method differs depending on the function. When playing via other than the “FM”...
  • Page 33: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Selecting the Audio Format, Multilingual Tracks, or Channel When the system is playing a BD/DVD VIDEO recorded in multiple audio formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS) or multilingual tracks, you can change the audio format or language. With a CD, you can select the sound from the right or left channel and listen to the sound of the selected channel through both the right and left...
  • Page 34: Tuner

    Tuner Listening to the Radio Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “FM” appears in the front panel display. Select the radio station. Automatic tuning Press and hold TUNING +/– until the auto scanning starts. [Auto Tuning] appears on the TV screen. Scanning stops when the system tunes in a station.
  • Page 35: 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. • To use the “BRAVIA” Sync function, turn on the system and all components that are connected to the system after connecting them with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 36: Using The Sleep Timer

    [Front Left/Right] 10 ft/3.0 m: Set the front speaker distance. [Center] 10 ft/3.0 m: Set the center speaker distance. [Surround Left/Right] 10 ft/3.0 m: Set the surround speaker distance. [Subwoofer] 10 ft/3.0 m: Set the subwoofer distance. • You can change the unit of measurement (feet or meters) by pressing the color button (RED).
  • Page 37: Deactivating The Buttons On The Unit

    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 38: Browsing Websites

    Browsing Websites Prepare for Internet browsing. Connect the system to a network (page 20). Press HOME. The home menu appears on the TV screen. Press C/c to select Press X/x to select [Internet Browser], then press The [Internet Browser] display appears. •...
  • Page 39 Available options Various settings and operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The available items differ depending on the situation. Items Details [Browser Setup] Displays the Internet Browser settings. • [Zoom]: Increases or decreases the size of the displayed contents. • [JavaScript Setup]: Sets whether to enable or disable JavaScript.
  • Page 40: Settings And Adjustments

    Makes detailed settings for Internet and network. Icon For information about update functions, refer to the following website: During a software update, “UPDATING” [Setup]. appears in the front panel display. After the update completes, the main unit automatically turns off. Please wait for the software update to complete;...
  • Page 41: [Screen Settings]

    [Screen Settings] x [3D Output Setting] [Auto]: Normally select this. [Off]: Select this to display all contents in 2D. x [TV Screen Size Setting for 3D] Sets the screen size of your 3D compatible TV. x [TV Type] [16:9]: Select this when connecting to a wide- screen TV or a TV with a wide-mode function.
  • Page 42: [Audio Settings]

    [Frame]: The picture, including subjects that do not move dynamically, is output in high resolution. [Audio Settings] x [BD Audio MIX Setting] [On]: Outputs the audio obtained by mixing the interactive audio and secondary audio to the primary audio. [Off]: Outputs the primary audio only. x [Audio DRC] You can compress the dynamic range of the sound track.
  • Page 43: [Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings]

    [BD/DVD Viewing Settings] x [BD/DVD Menu Language] 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 44: [System Settings]

    [View Network Status]: Displays the current network status. • For further details, visit the following website and check the FAQ: x [Network Connection Diagnostics] You can run the network diagnostic to check if the network connection has been made properly.
  • Page 45: [Easy Setup]

    [Auto Access Permission]: Sets whether or not to allow automatic access from a newly detected DLNA controller. [Smart Select]: Allows a Sony DLNA controller to find the system as the target component to operate by using the infrared ray. You can set this function to on or off.
  • Page 46: 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 47: Notes About Discs

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Caution: This system is capable of holding a still video image or on-screen display image on your television screen indefinitely. If you leave the still video image or on-screen display image displayed on your TV for an extended period of time you risk permanent damage to your television screen.
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    Set the child lock function to off (page 37). “DEMO. LOCK” appears in the front panel display. t Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “Exxxx” appears in the front panel display. t Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and give the error code.
  • Page 49 No picture appears when the video output resolution selected in [Output Video Format] is incorrect. t Press and hold N and VOL – on the unit for more than 5 seconds to reset the video output resolution to the lowest resolution. The dark area of the picture is too dark/the bright area is too bright or unnatural.
  • Page 50: Usb Device

    Picture/sound quality may be poor depending on Internet content providers. t 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 51: Network Connection

    “BRAVIA” Sync ([Control for HDMI]) The [Control for HDMI] function does not work (“BRAVIA” Sync). t Check that [Control for HDMI] is set to [On] (page 44). t If you change the HDMI connection, turn the system off and on again. t If power failure occurs, set [Control for HDMI] to [Off], then set [Control for HDMI] to [On] (page 44).
  • Page 52: 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 Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, some discs may not be playable depending on the disc type and version. Also, the audio output differs depending on the source, connected output jack, and selected audio settings.
  • Page 53: Playable Types Of Files

    Playable Types of Files Video File format Extensions 1)5) MPEG-1 Video/PS “.mpg,” “.mpeg,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” MPEG-2 Video/PS, 1)6) Xvid “.avi” 1)5) MPEG4/AVC “.mkv,” “.mp4,” “.m4v,” “.m2ts,” “.mts” 1)5) WMV9 “.wmv,” “.asf” 3)5) AVCHD Music File format Extensions MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio “.mp3”...
  • Page 54: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported Audio Formats Audio formats supported by this system are as follows. Format “BD/DVD” LPCM 2ch LPCM 5.1ch, LPCM 7.1ch Dolby Digital Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus DTS-ES – Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 DTS96/24 DTS-HD High Resolution Audio DTS-HD Master Audio a: Supported format.
  • Page 55 Video Section Outputs VIDEO: 1 Vp-p 75 ohms HDMI Section Connector Type A (19pin) BD/DVD/Super Audio CD/CD System Signal format system NTSC USB Section (USB) port: Type A (For connecting USB memory, memory card reader, digital still camera, and digital video camera) LAN Section LAN (100) terminal...
  • Page 56 General Power requirements Power consumption BDV-E490/BDV-E390/BDV-E385/BDV-E290/ BDV-T39 BDV-E190 Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. • Standby power consumption 0.3W. • Over 85% power efficiency of amplifier block is achieved with the full digital amplifier, S-Master. 120 V AC, 60 Hz On: 130 W Standby: 0.3 W (at the...
  • Page 57: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Parental Control/Area Code List...
  • Page 58: Index

    Index Numerics 3D 25 3D Output Setting 41 A/V SYNC 32 Attenuate - AUDIO 42 Audio DRC 42 Audio Language 43 Audio Output 42 Audio Return Channel 44 Audio Settings 42 Auto Display 44 BD Audio MIX Setting 42 BD Hybrid Disc Playback Layer 43 BD Internet Connection 43 BD Parental Control 43...
  • Page 60 The software of this system may be updated in the future. To find out details on any available updates, please visit the following URL. ©2012 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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