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4-184-698-12(1)
Multi Channel
AV Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DA3600ES
©2010 Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia

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  • Page 1 4-184-698-12(1) Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DA3600ES ©2010 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    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. Important Safety Instructions 1) Read these instructions.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4: About This Manual

    Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery provided with this product shall not be treated as household waste.
  • Page 5 MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE HTTP:// WWW.MPEGLA.COM MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. “BRAVIA” Sync is a trademark of Sony Corporation. VAIO is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “x.v.Color (x.v.Colour)” and “x.v.Color (x.v.Colour)” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Description and location of parts ...8 Getting Started Checking the connection appropriate for your components ...19 1: Installing speakers ...20 2: Connecting the monitor ...24 3: Connecting the video components ...25 4: Connecting the audio components ...34 5: Connecting the IR Blaster ...38 6: Connecting the antennas (aerials) ...39 7: Connecting to the network ...40...
  • Page 7 Enjoying the sound/images from other inputs (Input Assign) ... 99 Using the sleep timer ... 101 Enjoying the surround effect at low volume levels (Night Mode) ... 101 Recording using the receiver ... 101 Switching the command mode of the receiver and the remote ...
  • Page 8: Description And Location Of Parts

    Description and location of parts Front panel A ?/1 (on/standby) Press to turn the receiver on or off. When the power is on, the lamp above the button lights up in green. Saving the power in standby mode. When “Control for HDMI” (page 119), “Network Standby”...
  • Page 9: Master Volume

    G HD Digital Cinema Sound lamp (page 76) Lights up when a sound field with HD- D.C.S. is selected. H ZONE/SELECT, POWER (page 90) Press SELECT repeatedly to select zone 2, zone 3 or main zone. Each time you press POWER, the output signals for the selected zone will be turned on or off.
  • Page 10 Indicators on the display A SW Lights up when subwoofer is connected and the audio signal is output from the SUBWOOFER jack. B Dolby Pro Logic indicators Lights up one of the respective indicators when the receiver performs Dolby Pro Logic processing.
  • Page 11 Dolby Digital Plus ;D EX Dolby Digital Surround EX Note When playing a Dolby Digital format disc, be sure that you have made digital connections and that INPUT MODE is not set to “Analog.” E ;TrueHD Lights up when the receiver is decoding Dolby TrueHD.
  • Page 12 P MEM A memory function, such as Name Input, etc., is activated. Q DTS-HD indicators Light up when the receiver is decoding DTS-HD. DTS-HD Lights up constantly with the one of the following indicators. MSTR DTS-HD Master Audio HI RES DTS-HD High Resolution Audio R DTS(-ES) indicators Light up when DTS or DTS-ES signals...
  • Page 13 Canadian model only) (page 66) C RS232C port Used for maintenance and service. D LAN ports (switching hubs) (page 41) E Control jacks for Sony equipment and other external components IR REMOTE IN/OUT jacks (page 38, 90) TRIGGER OUT jacks (page 115)
  • Page 14 HDMI OUT or MONITOR OUT jacks to a TV (page 24). 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. Simple remote commander...
  • Page 15 H INPUT SELECTOR Press to select the input source to play back. I MASTER VOLUME +/– (page 57) J MUTING (page 57) K RETURN/EXIT O (page 54) L DISPLAY Press repeatedly to select information displayed on the display. M SLEEP (page 101) Multifunction remote commander (RM-AAL035/RM-AAL036)
  • Page 16: Input Buttons

    When you press any of the input buttons, the receiver turns on. The buttons are factory assigned to control Sony components (page 57). You can program the remote to control non-Sony components following the steps in “Programming the remote”...
  • Page 17 TUNING +/– Press to select station. R PRESET + /– Press to select preset stations. TV CH + /– (PROG + European model) Press TV (ws), then press TV CH +/– to operate the TV, satellite tuner, VCR, etc. /C (European model only) In text mode: Selects the next or previous page.
  • Page 18 ed MASTER VOL +/– ( European model) Press to adjust the volume level of all speakers at the same time. TV VOL +/– ( +/– for European model) Press TV (ws), then press TV VOL +/– to adjust the volume level of the TV. ef MUTING ( (Muting) for European model)
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Getting Started Checking the connection appropriate for your components Installing Speakers See “1: Installing speakers” (page 20). Connecting the monitor and video components The image quality depends on the connecting jack. See the illustration on the right. Select the connection according to the jacks on your components.
  • Page 20: 1: Installing Speakers

    1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one subwoofer). Examples of speaker system configuration 5.1 channel speaker 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 system).
  • Page 21 Tips • The angle A should be the same. • When you connect a 6.1 channel speaker system, place the surround back speaker behind the seating position. • Since the subwoofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
  • Page 22: Connecting Speakers

    Connecting speakers Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). FRONT B terminals A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cords (not supplied) AFront speaker A (L) BFront speaker A (R) CCenter speaker DSurround speaker (L) ESurround speaker (R) FSurround back speaker (L) GSurround back speaker (R)
  • Page 23 Notes • When you connect all the speakers with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms or higher, set “Impedance” in the Speaker settings menu to “8 ohms.” In other connections, set it to “4 ohms.” For details, see “9: Setting the speakers” (page 43). •...
  • Page 24: 2: Connecting The Monitor

    C Video cord (not supplied) TV monitor with an HDMI jack Video signals Video signals TV monitor without an HDMI jack D Component video cord (not supplied) E HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable.
  • Page 25: 3: Connecting The Video Components

    * If your TV is compatible with the Audio Return Channel (ARC) function, the TV sound will output from the speakers connected to the receiver via the HDMI OUT jack. In this case, set “Control for HDMI” to “ON” in HDMI settings menu (page 119).
  • Page 26: Notes On Connecting Cables

    DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player, PlayStation 3, Hard disk recorder, Satellite tuner/Cable box, Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. * You can connect any components with HDMI output jacks to the HDMI IN jacks of the receiver.
  • Page 27 “TV+AMP” in the HDMI settings menu. If set to “AMP,” the sound is not output from the TV speaker. If you output the multi- channel sound from the receiver, set to “AMP.” • Be sure to turn on the receiver when video and audio signals of a playback component are being output to a TV through this receiver.
  • Page 28 Connecting components without HDMI jacks To connect a DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player Audio signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) C Audio cord (not supplied) D Video cord (not supplied) E Component video cord (not supplied) F Monaural audio cord (not supplied) DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player * When you connect a component equipped with an...
  • Page 29 Notes • To output multi-channel digital audio, set the digital audio output setting on the DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player. • DVD player and Blu-ray Disc Player may not have the SURROUND BACK jacks.
  • Page 30 To connect a satellite tuner, cable box Audio signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied) * When you connect a component equipped with an OPTICAL jack, set “Input Assign”...
  • Page 31 To connect a DVD recorder, VCR DVD recorder, VCR Audio signals Video signals A Audio cord (not supplied) B Video cord (not supplied) continued...
  • Page 32: Function For Conversion Of Video Signals

    To connect a camcorder, video game To the VIDEO 2 IN jacks C Audio/video cord (not supplied) Function for conversion of video signals This receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. • Composite video signals can be output as HDMI video and component video signals. •...
  • Page 33 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 34: 4: Connecting The Audio Components

    4: Connecting the audio components Connecting components with digital audio input/output jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player, an MD deck and DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter. Super Audio CD player, CD player A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied) Notes...
  • Page 35 Notes on playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player • No sound is output when playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player connected to only the COAXIAL SA-CD/ CD IN jack on this receiver. When you play a Super Audio CD, connect the player to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT or SA-CD/CD IN jacks.
  • Page 36: Connecting Components With Multi-channel Output Jacks

    Connecting components with multi-channel output jacks If your 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 37: Connecting Components With Analog Audio Jacks

    Connecting components with analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component with analog jacks, such as Super Audio CD player, CD player, MD deck, tape deck and turntable, etc. MD/Tape deck Turntable A Audio cord (not supplied) Notes •...
  • Page 38: 5: Connecting The Ir Blaster

    After referring to the operating instructions of the components connected to the receiver, make sure to place the IR Blaster just above or below the remote sensor. Remote sensors on Sony Recorders and other products are identified by the symbol. Note Do not remove the backing paper from the IR Blaster yet.
  • Page 39: 6: Connecting The Antennas (aerials)

    6: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Connect the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial). FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) * The shape of the connector varies depending on the area. Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other components.
  • Page 40: 7: Connecting To The Network

    7: Connecting to the network Configuring your home network with DLNA- compliant devices. If your computer is connected to the Internet, you can connect this receiver to the Internet as well, through the wired LAN connection. Note The method used to connect your computer to the Internet depends on the devices, your ISP, your computer, and the router used.
  • Page 41 Configuration example The following illustration is a configuration example of a home network with the receiver, a computer. We recommend that you use a wired connection. Internet Modem LAN cable (not supplied) Notes • A audio or video playback on the computer may occasionally be interrupted when you use a wireless connection.
  • Page 42: 8: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    8: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains lead) to the AC IN terminal on the receiver, then connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. Notes •...
  • Page 43: 9: Setting The Speakers

    Hold down ?/1 for 10 seconds. The receiver will be rebooted. When the lamp above ?/1 flashes in green, the reboot is complete. Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM- AAL035 or RM-AAL036 remote commander, and the RM-AAU039 remote commander.
  • Page 44: Selecting The Speaker Pattern

    Press V/v repeatedly to select “Impedance,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “4 ohms” or “8 ohms” depending on the speakers you are using, then press The parameter you have selected is entered. Press RETURN/EXIT O. To exit the menu Press MENU.
  • Page 45: Selecting The Front Speakers

    Setting the surround back speakers You can switch the usage of the speaker(s) connected to the SURROUND BACK/ FRONT HIGH/ZONE 2 terminals in accordance with the intended use. Be sure to set “Sur Back Assign” before you perform auto calibration. Press MENU.
  • Page 46: 10: Calibrating The Appropriate Speaker Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    10: Calibrating the appropriate speaker settings automatically (Auto Calibration) The DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) function allows you to perform automatic calibration, such as checking the connection between each speaker and the receiver, adjusting the speaker level, and measuring the distance of each speaker from your seating position automatically.
  • Page 47: Performing Auto Calibration

    On setting up the active subwoofer • When a subwoofer is connected, turn on the subwoofer and turn up the volume beforehand. Turn the LEVEL knob to just before the mid-point. • If you connect a subwoofer with the crossover frequency function, set the value to maximum.
  • Page 48 Press V/v repeatedly to select “Auto Calibration,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Calibration Start,” then press The screen on which you can select the item to be measured appears. Press V/v repeatedly and un-check the items you do not want to measure, then press b.
  • Page 49 Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. Engineer Sets the frequency to one that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. Front Reference Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 50 Checking the auto calibration results To check error code or warning message obtained in “Performing auto calibration” (page 47), proceed with the following steps. Press V/v to select “Warning” in step 7 in “Performing auto calibration” (page 47) then press If a warning message appears, check the message and use the receiver without change.
  • Page 51 Display Explanation Warning 41 The input from the microphone is too big. Warning 42 • It may be too close the distance between the speaker and the microphone. Retry the measurement after setting apart from each other. • When you use the receiver as a pre-amplifier, either messages may appear, depending the power amplifier you connect.
  • Page 52: 11: Configuring The Network Settings Of The Receiver

    11: Configuring the network settings of the receiver The network settings for the receiver must be set correctly to use the network functions of the receiver. You can make the required network settings for the receiver by following the instructions provided by an initial setup wizard.
  • Page 53: System Requirements

    Network 100Base-TX or higher Sound Direct Sound compatible sound card card Note Sony does not guarantee trouble-free operation on all computers that satisfy the system requirements. Other software operating on background may affect the operation of this software. Installing the VAIO Media plus...
  • Page 54: Guide To On-screen Display Operation

    Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The installation launcher starts automatically, then a Software Setup window appears on the screen. If installation launcher does not start automatically, double-click “SetupLauncher.exe” on the disc. CD-ROM (VAIO Media plus application software) (supplied) Install the VAIO Media plus...
  • Page 55 Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu you want, then press or b to enter the menu mode. The menu item list appears on the TV screen. Example: When you select “ Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu item you want to adjust, then press the menu item.
  • Page 56 Press V/v repeatedly to select a menu you want, then press or b to enter the menu mode. The menu item list appears on the TV screen. Example: When you select “ Press OPTIONS while the menu item list is displayed. The option menu appears.
  • Page 57: Playback

    Playback Enjoying sound/images from the component connected to the receiver MASTER VOLUME MUTING Select “ Input,” then press or b. The menu item list appears on the TV screen. Select the component you want, then press The menu screen disappears and the playback screen of the external input appears.
  • Page 58: Enjoying Sound/images From The Components Connected To The Digital Media Port

    For details on connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, see “Connecting components with digital audio input/output jacks” (page 34). You can use the following Sony DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters: • TDM-BT1/BT10 Bluetooth™ Wireless Audio Adapter • TDM-NW10 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter •...
  • Page 59: Operating The Tdm-ip50 Using The Gui Menu Of The Receiver

    MASTER VOLUME Select “ Music” or “ Video” from the menu, then press or b. Select “DMPORT” or a component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, then press The component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter is recognized and “DMPORT” on the screen will change to the respective component’s name.
  • Page 60: Adjust The Volume

    Select track or content from the contents list, then press The following content lists are just examples. They may vary depending on the components connected to the receiver. Music Playlists > Playlist > Track Artists > Artist > Album > Track Albums >...
  • Page 61 Changing the operation screen using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT You can change the operation screen using the GUI menu. The DMPORT Control mode is supported by the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters like TDM-iP50. This mode is not supported by other adapters. Select the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter you want on the “...
  • Page 62: Tuning

    Tuning Listening to FM/AM radio You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, make sure you have connected the FM and AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver (page 39). The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. •...
  • Page 63: Receiving Rds Broadcasts

    SHIFT Numeric buttons Press AMP. The receiver can be operated using the remote. Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “ FM” or “ AM,” then press or b. Select “Direct Tuning,” then press Press SHIFT, then press the numeric buttons to enter the...
  • Page 64: Presetting Fm/am Radio Stations

    Changing the AM tuning scale (USA/Canadian model only) You can change the AM tuning scale to either 9 kHz or 10 kHz on the receiver. TUNING MODE Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver. While holding down TUNING MODE, press ?/1 on the receiver.
  • Page 65: Listening To Satellite Radio (usa/canadian Model Only)

    Tuning to preset stations Select “ FM” or “ from the menu, then press or b. Select the preset number station you want. Preset numbers from 1 to 30 are available. Naming preset stations (Name Input) Select the preset number on which you want to name on “...
  • Page 66: Connecting A Satellite Radio Tuner

    SIRIUS and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other marks and logos are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. SIRIUS subscription sold separately. Taxes and a one-time activation fee may apply. SIRIUS tuner required (sold separately) to receive the SIRIUS service.
  • Page 67: Selecting A Channel Of The Satellite Radio

    Press OPTIONS. The option menu appears. Select “Antenna Aiming,” then press The Antenna Aiming screen appears. While checking the quality of the reception, adjust the direction of the antenna to obtain the best reception. To exit the menu Press MENU. Selecting a channel of the satellite radio Selecting a channel by category...
  • Page 68: Presetting Satellite Radio Channels

    SHIFT Numeric buttons Press AMP. The receiver can be operated using the remote. Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “ SR,” then press Press OPTIONS. The option menu appears. Select “Direct Tuning,” then press Press SHIFT, then press the numeric buttons to enter the...
  • Page 69: Restricting Access To Specific Channels (parental Lock)

    Repeat steps 1 to 4 to preset another channel. You can store channels from 1 to 30. Selecting preset channels Select “ SR” from the menu, or b. then press Select the preset number from the preset list, then press You can select stored preset channels from 1 to 30.
  • Page 70: To Listen To The Locked Channels

    To change the lock code (Lock Code) Select any channel using Category Mode (page 67) or Direct Tuning (page 67). Press OPTIONS. The option menu appears. Select “Lock Code,” then press “Enter your 4-digit lock code.” appears. Press SHIFT, then enter your 4-digit lock code using the numeric buttons.
  • Page 71: Message List

    Message list Message appears in Explanation GUI menu [Display window] Antenna Error The antenna is not connected properly. Check the connection between the [ANTENNA ERROR] Acquiring Signal The receiving condition is not good. [ACQUIRING] Call 888-539-SIRI You have not subscribed for the selected [CALL 888-539-SIRI] channel.
  • Page 72: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Playing back with 2-channel sound You can switch the output sound to 2-channel sound regardless of the recording formats of the software you are using, the playback component connected, or the sound field settings of the receiver. 2CH/ A.DIRECT Press 2CH/A.DIRECT repeatedly to select the 2-channel sound mode of the...
  • Page 73: Playing Back With Multi-channel Surround

    Playing back with multi-channel surround 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. Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select the A.F.D. mode you want. A.F.D.
  • Page 74: Enjoying A Surround Effect For Music

    Enjoying a surround effect for music You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the receiver’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of concert halls into your home. Press MUSIC repeatedly to select the surround effect you want for music. Sound field Hall Jazz Club...
  • Page 75 Notes • The sound fields for music do not work in the following cases. – The multi-channel input is selected. – Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, or Linear PCM signals with a sampling frequency of 88.2 kHz and higher are being received. •...
  • Page 76: Enjoying A Surround Effect For Movies

    Press 2CH/A.DIRECT or A.F.D. MOVIE Effect 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 and DVD movies at home with not only the high quality of sound, but also the best sound ambience, just as the movie’s sound engineer intended in the mastering process.
  • Page 77 Notes • The sound fields for movie do not work in the following cases. – The multi-channel input is selected. – Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, or Linear PCM signals with a sampling frequency of 88.2 kHz and higher are being received •...
  • Page 78: Digital Audio Formats Supported By The Receiver

    Digital audio formats supported by the receiver Digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on digital audio input jacks for the components 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...
  • Page 79: Using Network Features

    Using Network Features About the network functions of the receiver • You can enjoy content (music, photos, and videos) which have been stored on a DLNA- compliant device (DLNA CERTIFIED™ Products) that has an authorized DLNA logo displayed on the device (page 80). •...
  • Page 80: Enjoying Content Stored On The Server

    Enjoying content stored on the server A server is a device which delivers content (music, photos, and videos) to a DLNA device on a home network. You can play back music, photos, and videos stored on the server using the receiver. Computer Select “...
  • Page 81 Select the number you want to use to register the content from the list, then press The content you chose will be registered in “My Library.” Playing back content registered in My Library Select “ Music,” “ or “ Video” from the menu, then press or b.
  • Page 82 To play back a photo together with background music (BGM) You can enjoy photos with music registered in “My Library” as background music. Play back a photo from “Server” (page 80) or “My Library” (page 81). If you select a photo from “Server,” you will be offered a choice of displaying a single photo or a slideshow of photos on the server.
  • Page 83: Using A Controller

    Using a controller You can do the following using a device which has a control function on the home network. – Playing back content stored on the server with the receiver – Operating the receiver using Windows 7-based computer with Windows Media Player 12 Note Before you operate the receiver using a controller, you have to set the controller you want to use to match the receiver.
  • Page 84: Listening To Rhapsody

    Listening to Rhapsody You can enjoy the Rhapsody Digital Music Service by connecting your receiver to the Internet. Rhapsody is only available in the US. Rhapsody Digital Music Service Play all the music you want with Rhapsody Thousands of artists. Millions of songs. Rhapsody is the critically-acclaimed digital music service that gives you unlimited access to a massive music catalog of millions of songs...
  • Page 85 Press OPTIONS to select “Account Information,” then press The account type and the customer support ID appear on the TV screen. To delete an account Select “ Settings” from the menu, or b. then press Select “Network,” then press Select “Rhapsody Account,” then press Press OPTIONS to select “Remove Account,”...
  • Page 86: Selecting A Station

    Select “Artists,” “Albums,” or “Tracks” you want to search for, then press The soft keyboard appears on the TV screen. Press V/v/B/b and a character one by one to enter the title or name you want to search for. Select “Finish,” then press Wait until the search result is displayed.
  • Page 87: Listening To Shoutcast

    *The number of lists displayed on the screen depends on the status of the Rhapsody Digital Music Service you are using. The playback screen appears on the TV screen and the track you selected is played back. Listening to SHOUTcast SHOUTcast is a digital audio streaming technology-based radio service.
  • Page 88: Features Of The Setup Manager Application Software

    Priority is given to the station which has most recently been selected, even if other station has already been selected in one of zones. Presetting favorite stations You can register your favorite SHOUTcast stations on the receiver. Press OPTIONS while listening to the radio station.
  • Page 89: Updating The Receiver Software

    Installing the Setup Manager application software on a computer Turn on your computer and login as an administrator. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The installation launcher starts automatically, then a Software Setup screen appears on the screen. If the installation launcher does not start automatically, double-click “SetupLauncher.exe”...
  • Page 90: Using Multi-zone Features

    CD in zone 2 or zone 3. When using an IR repeater (not supplied), you can operate both a component in the main zone and Sony receiver in zone 2 or zone 3 from zone 2 or zone 3. Making a multi-zone connection...
  • Page 91 A IR repeater (not supplied) B Speakers C Sony Amplifier/Receiver * You can also connect to the ZONE 2 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jack. However, video signals from the ZONE 2 VIDEO OUT and ZONE 2 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks are not converted using the video converter.
  • Page 92: Setting The Speakers In Zone 2

    Setting the speakers in zone 2 When the speakers in zone 2 are connected to the SURROUND BACK/FRONT HIGH/ ZONE 2 terminals of the receiver (page 90), make the setting so that the sound selected in zone 2 is output from the speakers connected to the SURROUND BACK/FRONT HIGH/ ZONE 2 terminals.
  • Page 93: Switching The Zone Setting Of The Remote

    When you set this item to “VARIABLE,” the volume for the ZONE 2 AUDIO OUT and the ZONE 2 SPEAKERS terminals can be changed in conjunction with each other. Switching the zone setting of the remote The remote commander is initially set to be used in zone 2.
  • Page 94 Press ZONE. The remote switches to zone 2 or zone 3. Change the zone setting of the remote to zone 2 or zone 3 in advance (page 93). Press ?/1. The zone function is activated. Press one of the input buttons on the remote to select the source signals you want to output.
  • Page 95: Using Other Features

    Using Other Features Using “BRAVIA” Sync features What is “BRAVIA” Sync? “BRAVIA” Sync is compatible with a Sony TV, Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, AV amplifier, etc., that is equipped with the Control for HDMI function. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the “BRAVIA”...
  • Page 96 Select “Control for HDMI,” then press or b. Select “ON,” then press The Control for HDMI function of the receiver is activated. Press GUI MODE to exit the GUI menu. If the GUI menu is displayed, the Control for HDMI function of the playback components will not work properly.
  • Page 97: Outputting The Hdmi Signals Even When The Receiver Is In Standby Mode (pass Through)

    • If the TV is turned on before turning on the receiver, the TV sound will not be output for a moment. Turning off the receiver with the TV (System Power-Off) When you turn the TV off by using the power button on the TV’s remote, the receiver and the connected components turn off automatically.
  • Page 98: Switching Between Digital And Analog Audio

    Select “Pass Through,” then press or b. Select the parameter you want, then press or b. Parameter Explanation When the receiver is in the standby mode, the receiver continuously outputs HDMI signals from the receiver’s HDMI OUT jack. The receiver does not output HDMI signals when in the standby mode.
  • Page 99: Enjoying The Sound/images From Other Inputs (input Assign)

    When TV input is selected, priority is given to the Audio Return Channel (ARC) signals. If your TV is not compatible with the Audio Return Channel (ARC) function, the digital optical audio signals are selected. • OPT Appears only when TV input is selected, and specifies the digital optical audio signals input to the TV OPTICAL IN jack.
  • Page 100 Input name BD Composite Assignable video input jacks DVD Composite SAT/CATV Composite VIDEO1 Composite VIDEO2 Composite Component1 Component2 Component3 HDMI1 HDMI2 HDMI3 HDMI4 Assignable audio VIDEO1 OPT input jacks VIDEO2 OPT MD/TAPE OPT BD COAX DVD COAX SA-CD/CD COAX * Initial setting ** When you assign a component video input to the HDMI input via the Input Assign menu, component video signals are not converted to HDMI video signals and are not output from the HDMI OUT jack.
  • Page 101: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the sleep timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. SLEEP Press SLEEP repeatedly. Each time you press SLEEP, the display changes cyclically as follows: When sleep timer is being used, “SLEEP” lights up in the display window of the receiver. To check the remaining time before the receiver turns off, press SLEEP.
  • Page 102 Recording with an audio component You can record with an audio component using the receiver. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your MD deck or tape deck. Select “ Input” from the menu, then press Select the playback component, then press Prepare the playback component for playing.
  • Page 103: Switching The Command Mode Of The Receiver And The Remote

    (COMMAND MODE AV 1 or COMMAND MODE AV 2) of the receiver and the remote. Switch the command mode from the initial setting to the appropriate setting, if other Sony component is operated accidentally by the same remote, when you are operating the receiver using the remote supplied with the receiver.
  • Page 104: Using A Bi-amplifier Connection

    Press AMP. The ZONE button goes off, the AMP button keeps flashing and the SHIFT button lights up. Press the numeric button 1 or 2 while the AMP button is flashing. When you press 1, the command mode is set to AV SYSTEM 1. When you press 2, the command mode is set to AV SYSTEM The AMP button lights up.
  • Page 105 Select the appropriate speaker pattern so that there are no surround back speakers and no front high speakers. Press RETURN/EXIT O. Select “Sur Back Assign,” then press Select “BI-AMP,” then press The same signals output from the FRONT A terminals can be output from the SURROUND BACK/FRONT HIGH/ ZONE 2 terminals.
  • Page 106: Adjusting Settings

    Adjusting Settings Using the setting menu You can adjust the various settings for speakers, surround effects, multi zone, etc., using the setting menu. To display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen, make sure that the receiver is in “GUI MODE”...
  • Page 107: Auto Calibration

    Menu Description Multi Zone Makes the settings for Multi Zone (page 114). Audio Sets various sound items (page 116). Video Adjusts the resolution of analog video signals (page 118). HDMI Makes settings for sound/ images from components connected to the HDMI jacks (page 119).
  • Page 108 Position You can register 3 patterns as Pos. 1, 2, and 3, depending on the listening position, listening environment, and measurement conditions. To register settings for the listening environment You can select the seating position you want and register the measurement results of the auto calibration for that seating position.
  • Page 109: Speaker Settings

    Speaker settings You can adjust each speaker manually. You can also adjust the speaker levels after auto calibration is completed. Note The Speaker settings are only for the current “Seating Position.” Impedance You can set the speaker impedance. For details, see “9: Setting the speakers” (page 43).
  • Page 110: Crossover Frequency

    To adjust the distance from the seating position to each speaker You can adjust the distance from the seating position to each speaker (front left/right, center, surround left/right, surround back left/ right, front high left/right, subwoofer.) Select the speaker on the screen for which you want to adjust the distance from the seating position, then press Select a “Distance:.”...
  • Page 111: Test Tone

    Test Tone You can select the test tone type on the Test Tone screen. Tips • To adjust the level of all speakers at the same time, press MASTER VOLUME +/–. • The adjusted value is shown on the display during adjustment.
  • Page 112 When a test tone is output from a different speaker than the speaker displayed on the screen The speaker pattern to the connected speaker is not set up correctly. Make sure the speaker connection and the speaker pattern match. D. Range Comp (Dynamic range compressor) Lets you compress the dynamic range of the soundtrack.
  • Page 113: Surround Settings

    Surround settings You can select the sound field and adjust the effect level, etc., on the Sound Field Select screen. For details on the sound field, see “Enjoying Surround Sound” (page 72). Note The setup items you can adjust on each menu vary depending on the sound field.
  • Page 114: Eq Settings

    EQ settings You can use following parameters to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of front, center and surround/surround back speakers. Bass Level (dB) Frequency (Hz) Note • This function does not work in the following cases. – The multi-channel input is selected. –...
  • Page 115: Zone2 Line Out Level

    Select the zone for which you want to adjust the volume, then press Select “Volume,” then press Adjust the volume, then press To preset the volume for main zone/zone 2 You can preset the volume of turning the power on for each zone. Select the zone for which you want to preset the volume, then press Select “Preset Volume,”...
  • Page 116: Audio Settings

    You can make settings for the audio to suit your preference. Digital Legato Linear (D.L.L.) The D.L.L. function is Sony proprietary technology that allows low quality digital audio signals and analog audio signals to be played back with high quality sound.
  • Page 117: Night Mode

    x AUTO Automatically switches the input mode between Dolby Digital, DTS, or PCM. Notes • Even when “Decode Priority” is set to “PCM,” the sound may be interrupted at the very beginning of the first track due to signals on the CD being played back.
  • Page 118: Video Settings

    Video settings Makes settings for video. Resolution (Converting video signals) Lets you convert the resolution of analog video input signals. x DIRECT Lets you output analog video input signals without conversion. x AUTO “Resolution” menu setting Input from DIRECT COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks VIDEO IN jacks AUTO...
  • Page 119: Hdmi Settings

    Notes • Video signals are not output from the COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT or MONITOR VIDEO OUT jacks when the monitor, etc., is connected to HDMI OUT jack. • If you select a resolution that the connected TV does not support in the “Resolution” menu, the images from the TV cannot be output correctly.
  • Page 120: Subwoofer Level

    Notes • The sound quality of the playback component depends on the TV’s sound quality, such as the number of channels, and the sampling frequency, etc. When the TV has stereo speakers, the sound output from the receiver is also stereo as that of the TV, even if you play multi-channel source.
  • Page 121: Network Settings

    Network settings Makes the settings for the network. Network Setup Lets you make the network settings. To check the network settings Select “Network Setup,” then press Select “Network Information,” then press The network setting information of the receiver is displayed on the TV screen. To configure network settings automatically Select “Network Setup,”...
  • Page 122: Network Standby

    External Control Let you turn the function which controls the receiver from external controllers on the home network on or off. x OFF x ON Note If you set “Controllers,” set “External Control” to “ON.” Controllers Lets you set availability of operations allowed for the receiver for network controllers on the home network that have attempted to access the receiver in the past.
  • Page 123: Quick Click Settings

    x ON The network function works even when the receiver is in standby mode. In addition, the start-up time of the network function is reduced after the receiver is turned Quick Click settings You can make settings to control components connected to the receiver using an external control device.
  • Page 124: System Settings

    System settings Customizes the settings of the receiver. RS232C Control Let you turn the control mode for maintenance and service on or off. x OFF x ON Auto Standby Lets you turn the function that switches the main zone to standby mode automatically when you do not operate the receiver or when there is no signal input to the receiver on or off.
  • Page 125: Operating Without Connecting To A Tv

    Receiver updating starts. The MULTI CHANNEL DECODING lamp on the front panel flashes while updating. When the updating complete, the receiver will restart automatically. Notes • In the following cases, a message appears on the TV screen and the update of the receiver is not performed.
  • Page 126 Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu item, then press The parameter appears in brackets. Press V/v repeatedly to select the parameter you want, then press The parameter is entered and the brackets disappear from the display. To return to the previous step, press RETURN/EXIT...
  • Page 127 Menu list (in the display window) The following options are available in each menu. “xx…” in the table signifies the parameter for each item. Menu Item Auto Calibration A.CAL START <AUTO CAL> (Auto Calibration Start) 5 4 3 2 1 TONE T.S.P.
  • Page 128 Menu Item Level settings TEST TONE <LEVEL> P. NOISE (Phase noise) P. AUDIO (Phase audio) FL LEVEL (Front left speaker level) FR LEVEL (Front right speaker level) CNT LEVEL (Center speaker level) SL LEVEL (Surround left speaker level) SR LEVEL (Surround right speaker level) SB LEVEL (Surround back speaker level)
  • Page 129 Menu Item Speaker settings SP PATTERN <SPEAKER> (Speaker pattern) FRT SIZE (Front speakers size) CNT SIZE (Center speaker size) SUR SIZE (Surround speakers size) FH SIZE (Front high speakers size) SB ASSIGN (Surround Back Speaker Assign) FL DIST. (Front left speaker distance) FR DIST.
  • Page 130 Menu Item Speaker settings FRT CROSS* <SPEAKER> (Front speakers crossover frequency) CNT CROSS* (Center speaker crossover frequency) SUR CROSS* (Surround speakers crossover frequency) FH CROSS* (Front high speakers crossover frequency) SP IMP. (Speaker Impedance) Surround settings EFFECT <SURROUND> (HD-D.C.S. effect type) H.
  • Page 131 Menu Item Tuner settings FM MODE <TUNER> NAME IN (Naming preset stations) PARENTAL* (Sirius Parental Lock) CODE EDIT* (Sirius Lock Code Edit) SR ANT AIM* (Sirius Antenna Aiming) SIRIUS ID* Audio settings D.L.L. <AUDIO> A/V SYNC (Synchronizes audio with video output) DUAL MONO (Digital broadcast language...
  • Page 132 Menu Item System settings NAME IN <SYSTEM> (Naming inputs) RS232C AUTO STBY VER x.xxx UPDATE(PC) To change the display You can check the sound field, etc., by changing the information on the display. Select the input for which you want to check the information.
  • Page 133: For Installation Purposes

    For Installation Purposes: Operating Each Component Using an External Control Device (Quick Click) Operating components or lighting connected to the receiver using an external control device (Quick Click) You can control components connected to the receiver, a projector, and the light control unit. External control device IR Blaster Common Components...
  • Page 134: Using Quick Click

    Using Quick Click You can control components connected to the receiver, a TV, projector, or lighting using an external control device. Table of functions which can control each component (Quick Click) PROJECTOR Category function Power 10 key +10 (•) – Enter Switching inputs Display (Info)
  • Page 135: Setting Components That Are Operated By An External Control Device

    Setting components that are operated by an external control device To set the source component Select “ Settings” from the menu, then press or b. Select “Quick Click,” then press Select “Source Component,” then press Select the input (including a TV) for the component you want to set up, then press Select “Preset Mode,”...
  • Page 136: Setting Remote Control Codes That Are Not Stored In Quick Click

    Select “Quick Click,” then press Select “Macro,” then press Select the macro number for which you want to program the sequence of operation(s), then press Select the step number you want to set, then press Select the component type you want, or “- Wait -,”...
  • Page 137: Resetting The Remote Code For Quick Click

    Select “Learn Mode,” then press Select the code number you want to store as the new command, then press Keep pressing the corresponding button on the remote of the component to be programmed while pointing the remote toward the receiver’s remote sensor until “Complete”...
  • Page 138: Operating Each Component Using The Multifunction Remote

    You can control Sony or non-Sony components you are using with the multifunction remote supplied with the receiver. The remote is initially set to control Sony components. When you change the settings of the remote according to the components you are using,...
  • Page 139: Programming 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 2 IN jacks on the receiver. RM SET...
  • Page 140 Use the numeric codes in the tables below to control non-Sony components and also Sony components that the remote is initially unable to control. Since the remote signal that a...
  • Page 141 409, 410 SAMSUNG 416, 422 TOSHIBA 404, 421 ZENITH 418, 420 To control a DVD/VCR COMBO (recorder) Maker Code(s) SONY To control a HDD/DVD COMBO (recorder) Maker Code(s) SONY 401, 402, 403 To control a TV Maker Code(s) SONY AIWA...
  • Page 142 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. To control a satellite tuner (box) Maker Code(s) SONY 801, 802, 803, 804, 824,...
  • Page 143: Performing Several Commands In Sequence Automatically (macro Play)

    Performing several commands in sequence automatically (Macro Play) The Macro Play function lets you link several commands in a sequential order as a single command. The remote provides 2 macro lists (MACRO 1 and MACRO 2). You can specify up to 20 commands for each macro list.
  • Page 144: Setting Remote Commander Codes That Are Not Stored In The Remote

    If the RM SET UP button flashes five times in step 1, and the macro programming process does not start, replace the batteries with new ones. To cancel programming Not pressing any button for 60 seconds cancels the settings. The previous command remains valid. Starting macro play Press AMP.
  • Page 145 Press THEATER while pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button lights up. Press the input button (including the TV button) for the component you want to operate with the new command. The input button flashes. (The RM SET UP button remains lit.) Press the button on which you want to store the new...
  • Page 146: Clearing All The Contents Of The Remote's Memory

    Clearing all the contents of the remote’s memory AV ?/1 MASTER Hold down ?/1 while pressing MASTER VOL –, then press AV ?/1, all at the same time. The RM SET UP button flashes three times. Release all buttons. All the contents of the remote’s memory (e.g., all the programmed data) are cleared.
  • Page 147: Additional Information

    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 148: Troubleshooting

    If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. General The receiver is turned off automatically. • “Auto Standby” is set to “ON” (page 124).
  • Page 149 There is no sound from digital sources (from COAXIAL or OPTICAL input jack). • Check the INPUT MODE (page 98). • Check that the “2ch Analog Direct” is not being used. • Check to make sure the selected audio (digital) input jack is not assigned to other inputs in “Input Assign”...
  • Page 150 • “PLII (Music/Movie),” “PLIIx (Music/ Movie),” “PLIIz Height,” and “Neo:6 (Music/Cinema)” do not work when the speaker pattern is set to 2/0 or 2/0.1. Dolby Digital or DTS multi-channel sound is not reproduced. • Check that the DVD, etc., you are playing is recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS format.
  • Page 151: Control For Hdmi

    Recording cannot be carried out. • Check that the components are connected correctly (page 25). • Select the source component (page 57). The GUI does not appear on the TV screen. • “GUI MODE” may have been turned off. Press GUI MODE to turn “GUI MODE” •...
  • Page 152 (page 103). • Make sure you select the correct input on the remote. • When you operate a programmed non- Sony component, the remote may not function properly depending on the model and the maker of the component. Network Cannot find the server.
  • Page 153 – If there is another device between this device and the router, check that device is turned on. – Are all of the cables connected correctly and securely? – Is the settings to make sure that they match the router’s settings (DHCP or fixed IP address)? •...
  • Page 154 See the following table to solve the problem. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. PROTECTOR The upper panel of the receiver is covered with something. The receiver will automatically turn off after a few seconds.
  • Page 155: Specifications

    Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 – 20,000 Hz; rated 120 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.09% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
  • Page 156 AM tuner section Tuning range Area Tuning scale 10 kHz step 9 kHz step USA, Canada 530 – 1,710 kHz Europe – Intermediate frequency 450 kHz Antenna (aerial) Loop antenna (aerial) 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...
  • Page 157 Type of Format Other conditions content Photo JPEG JPEG_SM, JPEG_MED, or JPEG_LRG defined in DLNA guidelines 1.0 Maximum Resolution: 4096 × 4096 Non-progressive JPEG Conforms to JPEG. Some files may not be played back. Conforms to JPEG. Some files may not be played back.
  • Page 158 General Power requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz (in USA and Canada) 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz (in Europe and general area) Power output (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT) DC OUT: 5 V, 700 mA Power consumption Area USA and Canada 350 W Europe 360 W Power consumption (during standby mode)
  • Page 159: Index

    Index Symbols U SIGNAL GND terminal 37 Numerics 12V Trigger 115 2 channel 72 2ch Analog Direct 72 2ch Stereo (mode) 72 4 ohms 44 5.1 channel 20 7.1 channel 20 8 ohms 44 A.F.D. (mode) 73 A.F.D. Multi Stereo 73 A.P.M.
  • Page 160 GUI (Graphical User Interface) 24 HD-D.C.S. 76 HD-D.C.S. (effect type) 113 HDMI 119 HDMI jacks 25 Input 57 Input Assign 99 INPUT MODE 98 iPod 61 L.F.E. (Low Frequency Effect) 11 Large 110 Level 114 Listening 87 Lock Code 70 Manual Setup 109 MASTER VOLUME 9 Menu 54...
  • Page 161 Server Preparing 52 Setting menu 106 Settings 106 Settings Lock 124 Setup Manager 88 SHOUTcast Favorite stations 88 Listening 87 Shuffle 60 SIRIUS 65 SIRIUS Satellite Radio 65 Sleep timer 101 Small 110 Software Version 124 Speaker 109 Speaker impedance 43 Speaker Pattern 109 SPEAKERS (A/B/A+B/OFF) 9 Subwoofer Level 120...

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