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4-287-968-11(1)
Multi Channel
AV Receiver
Operating Instructions
©2011 Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia
STR-DA3700ES

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  • Page 1 4-287-968-11(1) Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions ©2011 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia STR-DA3700ES...
  • 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 14)Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
  • Page 4: About This Manual

    Digital Living Network Alliance. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. “BRAVIA” Sync is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “x.v.Color” and “x.v.Color” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. ®...
  • Page 5 PlayReady to access their content. If you decline an upgrade, you will not be able to access content that requires the upgrade. “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “Android” is a registered trademark or a trademark of Google Inc.
  • Page 6: Main Features Of The Receiver

    Main features of the receiver Compatible with a variety of connections and formats Feature Description Multi-channel The receiver can output up to 7.1 channels. The receiver is equipped with speaker terminals for the front height channel. Compatible with various The receiver is compatible with various audio formats, such as standards Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, multi-channel Linear PCM, FLAC, etc.
  • Page 7: Useful Functions

    Useful functions Feature Description Easy and accessible The receiver is equipped with a GUI (Graphical User Interface). operations You can operate the receiver intuitively using a menu displayed on the TV screen. You can set the basic settings of the receiver easily using the Easy Setup.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Main features of the receiver ...6 Description and location of parts ...10 Getting Started Read the following before you connect any equipment ...19 1: Installing speakers ...22 2: Connecting the monitor ...26 3: Connecting the video equipment ...28 4: Connecting the audio equipment ...37 5: Connecting to the network ...41 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote...
  • Page 9 Using the sleep timer ... 86 Recording using the receiver ... 87 Switching the command mode of the receiver and the remote control ... 87 Using a bi-amplifier connection ... 89 Adjusting Settings Using the setting menu ... 90 Easy Setup ... 93 Speaker Settings ...
  • Page 10: Description And Location Of Parts

    Description and location of parts Front panel To remove the cover Press PUSH. When you remove the cover, keep it out of reach from children. 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.
  • Page 11 K DISPLAY MODE (page 116) L 2CH/A.DIRECT, A.F.D., MOVIE/ HD-D.C.S., MUSIC (page 67, 67, 68, M INPUT SELECTOR Turn to select the input source to play back. To select the input source for zone 2, press ZONE SELECT (7) to select zone 2 first (“ZONE 2 [input name]”...
  • Page 12 Indicators on the display A SW Lights up when subwoofer(s) is (are) connected and the audio signal is output from the SUBWOOFER jack(s). B Dolby Pro Logic indicator Lights up with one of the respective indicators when the receiver performs Dolby Pro Logic processing.
  • Page 13 Left High Right High Surround Left Surround Right Surround (monaural or the surround equipment obtained by Pro Logic processing) Surround Back Left Surround Back Right Surround Back (the surround back equipment obtained by 6.1 channel decoding) Example: Recording format: 5.1 Speaker pattern: 3/0.1 Sound Field: A.F.D.
  • Page 14 W LPCM Lights up when Linear PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) signals are input.
  • Page 15 (page 40) FM ANTENNA jack (page 40) C RS232C port Used for maintenance and service. D Control jacks for Sony equipment and other external equipment IR REMOTE IN/OUT jacks (page 74) Connect an IR repeater (not supplied) to use the Multi-zone function.
  • Page 16 (page 26). Remote control (RM-AAL041) Use the supplied remote control to operate this receiver and other equipment. The remote control is pre-programmed to operate Sony video/audio equipment initially. Note Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or lighting apparatuses.
  • Page 17: Input Buttons

    (wf) to select a preset number to which a station is stored during tuner operation. I SEN Press to go to the home page of the Sony Entertainment Network, a network service provided by Sony. J WATCH, LISTEN (page 50) K SOUND FIELD +/–...
  • Page 18 Y Numeric buttons Press SHIFT (wd), then press to input numbers. Press TV (ws), then press to select channel numbers of the TV. Z -/-- Press SHIFT (wd), then press to – select track numbers over 10 of the CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player, or MD deck.
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Getting Started Read the following before you connect any equipment Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Installing Speakers See “1: Installing speakers” (page 22). Connecting the monitor and video equipment The image quality depends on the connecting jack. See the illustration on the right.
  • Page 20: Function For Conversion Of Video Signals

    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. • Component video signals can be output as HDMI video and video signals. As the factory default setting, video signals input from the connected equipment are output to the HDMI OUT or MONITOR OUT jacks as shown in the table below.
  • Page 21: 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 of the equipment connected. This receiver supports the following audio formats. Audio format Dolby Digital Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Plus* Dolby TrueHD* DTS-ES DTS 96/24...
  • Page 22: 1: Installing Speakers

    1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use up to a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one subwoofer). Examples of speaker system configuration 7.1 channel speaker system using surround back speakers You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of DVD or Blu-ray Disc software recorded sound in 6.1 channel or 7.1 channel format.
  • Page 23 • If you cannot place the speakers at the optimum angle, separate the surround speakers and the surround back speakers adequately and arrange them as symmetrically as possible. • Install the front high speakers at a position as near as possible to the wall in front of the seating position and behind the speakers.
  • Page 24: 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 25 You can connect both the surround back speakers and the front high speakers. However, sound cannot be output from the surround back speakers and the front high speakers simultaneously. You can set whether or not to output sound from the front high speakers using “Sound Field Mode”...
  • Page 26: 2: Connecting The Monitor

    2: Connecting the monitor You can watch the selected input image when you connect the HDMI OUT or MONITOR OUT jacks to a TV. You can operate this receiver using a GUI (Graphical User Interface). Audio signals If you connect the receiver to an Audio Return Channel (ARC)-compatible TV’s HDMI jack via an HDMI cable, this connection is not necessary.
  • Page 27 A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied) E HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. TV type Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Page 28: 3: Connecting The Video Equipment

    If your equipment does not have an HDMI jack, see page 29. Video/audio signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. * You can connect any equipment with HDMI output jacks to the HDMI IN jacks of the receiver.
  • Page 29 To connect equipment with jacks other than HDMI jacks It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. Audio signals A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied) * When you connect equipment with an optical...
  • Page 30 Connections required for playing video games PlayStation 3 (video game with an HDMI jack) Video/audio signals Audio signals Video signals Video game without an HDMI jack It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. * When you connect equipment with an optical digital jack, set “Audio Input Assign”...
  • Page 31 A HDMI cable (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied) C Audio cord (not supplied) D Video cord (not supplied) Video game type Required cable (cord) Video HDMI equipped* Non-HDMI equipped * You can output the video game’s sound (multi-channel surround sound) from the receiver only by connecting the video game with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 32 Connections required for watching programs via satellite broadcasting or via a cable TV Video/audio signals Audio signals It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. * When you connect equipment with an optical digital jack, set “Audio Input Assign” in the Input Settings menu (page 82).
  • Page 33 A HDMI cable (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied) C Audio cord (not supplied) D Video cord (not supplied) E Component video (not supplied) Satellite tuner/cable Required cable (cord) box type Video HDMI equipped* Non-HDMI equipped E or D * You can output the satellite tuner/cable box’s sound (multi-channel surround sound) from the receiver only by connecting the satellite tuner/cable box with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 34 Connections required for watching content recorded on video tapes Audio signals Video signals A Audio cord (not supplied) B Video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 35 Connections required for watching content via a camcorder To the VIDEO 2 IN jacks Video/audio signals Camcorder without an HDMI jack Camcorder with an HDMI jack A Video/audio cord (not supplied) B HDMI cable (not supplied)
  • Page 36: Notes On Connecting Cables

    • Use a High Speed HDMI cable. If you use a Standard HDMI cable, 1080p, Deep Color, or 3D images may not be displayed properly. • Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. Note on using an HDMI-DVI...
  • Page 37: 4: Connecting The Audio Equipment

    4: Connecting the audio equipment Connections required for listening content recorded on a Super Audio CD or ordinary CDs It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. CD player, Super Audio CD player A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) All the digital audio jacks are compatible with...
  • Page 38 Note 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 SA- CD/CD IN jacks, or connect a player which can output DSD signals from the HDMI jack...
  • Page 39 Connections required for listening to content recorded on MDs or cassette tapes It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect cords according to the jacks of your equipment. MD deck, Tape deck A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) Notes •...
  • Page 40 Connections required for listening to the radio FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other equipment. • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial).
  • Page 41: 5: Connecting To The Network

    5: Connecting to the network If you have an Internet connection, you can connect this receiver to the Internet as well, through the wired LAN connection. System requirements The following system environment is required to use the network function of the receiver. A Broadband line connection A Broadband line connection to the Internet is required in order to enjoy Internet video or to...
  • Page 42 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 Router Note Connect a router to one among ports 1 to 4 of the receiver using only one LAN cable.
  • Page 43: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote Control

    6: Preparing the receiver and the remote control Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains lead) to the AC IN terminal on the receiver firmly, then connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. AC IN terminal To the wall outlet AC power cord...
  • Page 44: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote Control

    Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver. While holding down the TONE MODE and 2CH/A.DIRECT, press ?/1 to turn on the receiver. Release the TONE MODE and 2CH/A.DIRECT after a few seconds. The “CLEARING” appears on the display window for a while, then changes to “CLEARED !”...
  • Page 45: 7: Setting Up The Receiver Using The Easy Setup

    7: Setting up the receiver using the Easy Setup You can set the basic settings of the receiver easily by operating the receiver in accordance with the instructions on the TV screen. Switch the input of the TV to the input to which the receiver is connected.
  • Page 46 Set “Speaker Impedance” to “4 Ω” in the Speaker Settings menu. To select the front speakers You can select the front speakers you want to drive. SPEAKERS (A/B/A+B/OFF) Press SPEAKERS (A/B/A+B/OFF) repeatedly to select the front speaker system you want to drive. You can confirm which set of terminals (A or B) are selected by checking the indicators in the display window.
  • Page 47: 8: Setting Up Connected Equipment

    To output multi-channel digital audio, check the digital audio output setting on the connected equipment. For a Sony Blu-ray Disc Player, check that “Audio (HDMI),” “DSD Output Mode,” “Dolby Digital,” and “DTS” are set to “Auto,” “On,” “Dolby Digital,” and “DTS,”...
  • Page 48: Guide To On-screen Display Operation

    Guide to on-screen display operation You can display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen and select the function you want to use on the TV screen by pressing V/v/B/b on the remote control. RETURN/ EXIT O Using the menu Switch the input of the TV to the input to which the receiver is connected.
  • Page 49 (page 84). Sound Effects Enables you to enjoy sound development provided by various Sony proprietary technologies or functions (page 67). Settings You can adjust the settings of the receiver (page 90).
  • Page 50: Enjoying Images/sound From The Connected Equipment

    Enjoying images/sound Enjoying images/sound from the connected equipment MASTER MUTING Select “Watch” or “Listen” from the home menu, then press The menu item list appears on the TV screen. Select the equipment you want, then press Turn on the equipment and start playback.
  • Page 51: Usb Device/walkman

    USB Device/WALKMAN You can play video/music/photo files on the connected USB device. For playable types of files, see “Playable types of files” (page 140). Connect the USB device to the (USB) port on the receiver. Refer to the operating instructions of the USB device before connecting.
  • Page 52: Iphone/ipod

    iPhone/iPod You can enjoy the music/video/photo and charge the battery of an iPhone/iPod via the receiver. For details on the compatible iPhone/iPod models with this function, see page 56. Note You cannot use headphones during playback. Connect the iPhone/iPod to the (USB) port on the receiver.
  • Page 53: Dlna

    DLNA You can play video/music/photo files on other DLNA-certified devices by connecting them to your home network. Select “Watch” or “Listen” from the home menu, then press Select “My Video,” “My Music,” or “My Photo,” then press Note If no picture is output, change the setting for “Playback Resolution”...
  • Page 54: Available Options

    B Playing status bar Status bar, cursor indicating the current position, playing time, duration of the video file C Network condition indicator D Network transmission speed E The next video file name F The currently selected video file name Registering your favorite content You can register your favorite Internet content in “Favorites List.”...
  • Page 55: Fm/am

    FM/AM 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 40). Select “Listen” from the home menu, then press Select “FM/AM,” then press FM/AM screen You can select and operate each item on the screen by pressing V/v/B/b and...
  • Page 56: Enjoying An Iphone/ipod

    Enters the selected item. Notes • You cannot transfer songs onto the iPhone/iPod from this receiver. • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPhone/iPod is lost or damaged when using an iPhone/iPod connected to this receiver.
  • Page 57: Playing Via A Network

    Playing via a Network Playing files on a home network (DLNA) This receiver can be used as a player and renderer. • Server: Stores and sends files. • Player: Receives and plays files from the server. • Renderer: Receives and plays files from the server, and can be operated by another device (controller).
  • Page 58: Tuning

    Tuning Listening to FM/AM radio SHIFT Numeric buttons Toggling between FM and AM radio Select “Listen” from the home menu, then press Select “FM/AM,” then press The FM/AM screen appears. Select the band switch. Press V/v to select “FM” or “AM,”...
  • Page 59: Tuning To Preset Stations

    Tips • Adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna (aerial) for optimum reception upon tuning to an AM station. • The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. – FM band 100 kHz – AM band 10 kHz* * The AM tuning scale can be changed (page 60).
  • Page 60: Listening To The Satellite Radio

    Changing the AM tuning scale You can change the AM tuning scale to either 9 kHz or 10 kHz on the receiver. All preset stations will be erased when you change the tuning scale. TUNING MODE Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
  • Page 61: Connecting A Satellite Radio Tuner

    Family friendly packages are also available to restrict channels that feature mature programming. To subscribe to a Sirius package, U.S. customers (including Puerto Rico) should visit www.siriusxm.com or call 1-888-539-7474. Canadian customers should visit www.sirius.ca. All programming packages may not be available in Canada. Connecting a satellite radio tuner SIRIUS jack...
  • Page 62: Selecting A Channel Of The Satellite Radio

    Checking receiving conditions (Antenna Aiming) Select “Listen” from the home menu, then press Select “SIRIUS,” then press Press TOOLS/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.
  • Page 63: Presetting Satellite Radio Channels

    Select the channel, then press The selected channel is being received. The channel information is displayed on the TV screen. Selecting a channel by inputting the channel number directly (Direct Tuning) Enter the channel number directly by using the numeric buttons on the remote control. This operation cannot be performed using the simple remote control.
  • Page 64: 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 “Listen” from the home menu, then press Select “SIRIUS,” then press Select “Presets,” then press Select the preset number from the preset list, then press You can select stored preset channels from 1 to 30.
  • Page 65: To Listen To The Locked Channels

    To delete the numbers you have entered, go back to step 2 by pressing RETURN/ EXIT O, and then repeat the procedure above from step 2. To change the lock code (Lock Code) Select “Listen” from the home menu, then press Select “SIRIUS,”...
  • Page 66: 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 67: Enjoying Sound Effects

    Enjoying Sound Effects Selecting the sound field Select “Sound Effects,” from the home menu, then press Select “Sound Field,” then press Select the sound field you want. 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 equipment connected, or the sound field settings of the receiver.
  • Page 68: Enjoying A Surround Effect For Movies

    PLIIz Height Neo:6 Cinema 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 69 About the effect type for HD- D.C.S. HD-D.C.S. has three different types: Dynamic, Theater, and Studio. Each type has different reflection and reverberation sound mixture levels and is optimized to match a listener’s room uniqueness, taste and mood. x Dynamic The “Dynamic”...
  • Page 70: 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. Sound field Berlin Philharmonic Hall True Concert Mapping A True Concert Mapping B Jazz Club...
  • Page 71 About the gain level for PLIIz Height You can adjust the gain level of the front height channels for Pro Logic IIz mode (common for movie and music). x Low No gain will be applied. x Mid +3 dB will be applied (factory default setting). x High +5 dB will be applied.
  • Page 72: Using The Sound Optimizer Function

    Using the Sound Optimizer function The Sound Optimizer function imparts a sense of presence and intensity of sound to playback of high volume sound, regardless of the volume level of the receiver. You can enjoy clear and dynamic sound even at a low volume, for examples, at night.
  • Page 73: Using The Advanced Auto Volume Function

    Using the Advanced Auto Volume function You can adjust the volume appropriate to each type of content automatically. This function is useful, for example, when the sound of a commercial is louder than the TV programs. Select “Settings” from the home menu, then press Select “Audio Settings,”...
  • Page 74: Using Multi-zone Features

    FRONT HIGH/ZONE 2 When using an IR repeater (not supplied), you can operate both an equipment in the main zone and Sony receiver in zone 2 from zone 2 using the remote control. Use an IR repeater when you install the receiver in a place where signals from the remote control cannot reach.
  • Page 75 Zone 2 monitor STR-DA3700ES IR REMOTE IN ZONE 2 VIDEO OUT* ZONE 2 AUDIO OUT Remote control A IR repeater (not supplied) B Speakers C Sony Amplifier/Receiver * You can also connect to the ZONE 2 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jack.
  • Page 76: 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 74), 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 77 Turn on the amplifier in zone 2. In the case of illustration 1-1 (page 74), skip this step. Press ZONE. The remote control switches to zone 2. Press ?/1. The zone function is activated. Press one of the input buttons on the remote control to select the source signals you want to output.
  • Page 78: Using Other Features

    HDMI connection. We recommend that you connect the receiver to products featuring “BRAVIA” Sync. Notes • The following features may operate with non-Sony equipment. However, compatibility with all non- Sony equipment is not guaranteed. – System Power-Off – One-Touch Play –...
  • Page 79: System Audio Control

    Connect your camcorder to one of the HDMI IN 1, IN 2, or IN 3 jacks (page 35). If you use a Sony camcorder, the TV is turned on in conjunction with the receiver, then the camcorder starts playback automatically. If you use a non-Sony camcorder, play back the camcorder continuously.
  • Page 80: Outputting The Hdmi Signals Even When The Receiver Is In Standby Mode (pass Through)

    You can also operate this function using the TV menu. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the TV. Notes • When “Control for HDMI” is set to “On,” the “Audio Out” settings in the HDMI Settings menu will set automatically based on the System Audio Control settings.
  • Page 81: Switching Between Digital And Analog Audio

    Select “Pass Through,” then press Select the parameter you want, then press Parameter Explanation When the receiver is in the standby mode, the receiver outputs HDMI signals from the receiver’s HDMI OUT jack. The receiver does not output HDMI signals when in the standby mode.
  • Page 82: Using Other Video/audio Input Jacks

    • OPT Appears only when an optical jack is assigned to the input and selects the optical input jack automatically. • COAX Appears only when a coaxial jack is assigned to the input and selects the coaxial input jack automatically. •...
  • Page 83 Input name Assignable video Component1 (BD/DVD) input jacks Component2 (SAT/CATV) HDMI1 (GAME) HDMI2 (SAT/CATV) HDMI3 (VIDEO 1) HDMI4 (SA-CD/CD) HDMI5 (BD/DVD) Assignable audio Optical1 (VIDEO 1) input jacks Optical2 (TV) Optical3 (MD/TAPE) Coaxial1 (SA-CD/CD) HDMI1 (GAME) HDMI2 (SAT/CATV) HDMI3 (VIDEO 1) HDMI4 (SA-CD/CD) HDMI5 (BD/DVD) * factory default setting...
  • Page 84: Operating The Receiver Using A Smartphone

    Operating the receiver using a smartphone You can operate the receiver using a smartphone equipped with the “ES Remote” application software. The “ES Remote” application software can be downloaded from the App Store (for iPhone) or the Android Market (for Android phone) for free. Saving various settings for the receiver and recalling those settings...
  • Page 85 The items for which you can save settings and the default values for each item are as follows. Setting Default value item 1: Movie 2: Music 3: Party 4: Night Input BD/DVD SA-CD/ Change Tuner Preset Change Change Change Sound Berlin Multi Field...
  • Page 86: Using The Sleep Timer

    You can recall the setting(s) saved for “1: Movie” or “2: Music” directly by pressing EASY AUTOMATION 1 or EASY AUTOMATION 2 on the remote control. You can also overwrite “1: Movie” or “2: Music” with the present settings by holding down EASY AUTOMATION 1 or EASY AUTOMATION 2 for 3 seconds in the same way as you do when you select “Import Current Settings”...
  • Page 87: Recording Using The Receiver

    Switch the command mode from the factory default setting to the appropriate setting, if other Sony equipment is operated accidentally by the same remote control, when you are operating the receiver using the remote control supplied with the receiver.
  • Page 88: The Receiver

    The command modes of both the receiver and the remote control are those of the factory default setting (COMMAND MODE AV2). The receiver and the remote control, on the contrary, should use the same command mode. If the command modes of the receiver and the remote control are different, you cannot use the remote control to operate the receiver.
  • Page 89: Using A Bi-amplifier Connection

    Using a bi-amplifier connection If you are not using surround back speakers and front high speakers, you can use the SURROUND BACK/FRONT HIGH/ZONE 2 terminals for the front speakers for use with a bi-amplifier connection. To connect speakers Front speaker Connect the jacks on the Lo (or Hi) side of the front speakers to the FRONT A terminals, and connect the jacks on the Hi (or Lo) side of...
  • Page 90: 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. RETURN/ EXIT O Select “Settings” from the home menu, then press enter the menu mode. The setting menu list appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 91 Setting menu list Settings Easy Setup (page 93) Speaker Settings (page 93) Audio Settings (page 97) Video Settings (page 100) HDMI Settings (page 102) Input Settings (page 103) Auto Calibration Auto Calibration Setup Position Automatic Phase Matching Speaker Connection Speaker Setup Test Tone Speaker Impedance Distance Unit...
  • Page 92 Network Settings (page 104) Internet Services Settings (page 105) Zone Settings (page 106) System Settings (page 107) Network Update (page 108) Internet Settings Connection Server Settings Renderer Options Renderer Access Control External Control Network Standby Parental Control Password Parental Control Area Code Internet Video Parental Control Internet Video Unrated Zone Control...
  • Page 93: Easy Setup

    Easy Setup Re-runs the Easy Setup to make the basic settings. Follow the on-screen instructions (page 45). Speaker Settings You can set up your viewing environment (with the speaker system you are using) either automatically or manually. Auto Calibration Performs the D.C.A.C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) function.
  • Page 94: Speaker Connection

    Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. • Engineer Sets the frequency to match that of the Sony listening room standard. • Front Reference Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speakers.
  • Page 95 To adjust the speaker level You can adjust each speaker’s level (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 level, then press Select “Level,” then press You can adjust the level from –20 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB intervals.
  • Page 96: Test Tone

    Test Tone Lets you select the test tone type on the Test Tone screen. To output a test tone from each speaker You can output a test tone from the speakers in sequence. Select “Test Tone,” then press The Test Tone screen appears. Adjust the parameter, then press •...
  • Page 97: Audio Settings

    You can adjust 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 98: Sound Field

    Dynamic Range Compressor Lets you compress the dynamic range of the soundtrack. This may be useful when you want to watch movies at low volumes late at night. Dynamic range compression is possible with Dolby Digital sources only. x Off The dynamic range is not compressed.
  • Page 99 Sound Field Mode Lets you set whether or not to output sound from the front high speakers. For details, see “Sound Field Mode” (page 71).
  • Page 100: Video Settings

    Video Settings You can adjust settings for video. Resolution (Converting video signals) Lets you convert the resolution of analog video input signals and output the converted signals. x Direct Lets you output analog video input signals directly. x Auto x 480i/576i “Resolution”...
  • Page 101: Playback Resolution

    480p/576p signals are output even if 480i/576i is set. Video signals without copyright protection are output based on the settings menu. Video signals with copyright protection are output as 480p/576p. Playback Resolution This function targets content via a USB device, a home network, and Internet video. x 480i/576i x 480p/576p x 720p...
  • Page 102: Hdmi Settings

    3D Output Settings This function targets content via a USB device, a home network, and Internet video. x Auto Select this to display 3D compatible content in x Off Select this to display all content in 2D. TV Type This function targets content via a USB device, a home network, and Internet video.
  • Page 103: Input Settings

    x TV+AMP The sound is output from the TV speaker and the speakers connected to the receiver. Notes • The sound quality of the playback equipment depends on the TV’s sound quality, such as the number of channels, and the sampling frequency, etc.
  • Page 104: Network Settings

    x Analog Factory default setting Video Input Assign Lets you set the video input jack(s) assigned to each input. For details, see “Using other video/audio input jacks” (page 82). x HDMI HDMI IN 1/2/3/4/5, none x Component COMPONENT IN 1/2, none x Analog Factory default setting Network Settings...
  • Page 105: Internet Services Settings

    Network Standby Lets you turn the function that activates the switching hubs on the rear of the receiver and allows network controller, “ES Remote,” etc., to control the receiver on or off even when the receiver is in standby mode. In standby mode, the start-up time of the network function is reduced after the receiver is turned on.
  • Page 106: Zone Settings

    Zone Settings You can adjust settings for the main zone, zone Zone Control To turn the power on or off for zone 2 You can turn zone 2 operation on or off. Select the zone you want to turn on or off, then press Select “On”...
  • Page 107: System Settings

    x Ctrl Lets you turn the output of 12V triggers on or off manually using the control command of an external control device. x Zone Lets you turn the output of 12V triggers on or off based on whether the selected zone is turned on or off.
  • Page 108: Network Update

    You can update and improve the functions of the receiver. For information about update functions, refer to the following website: http://www.sony.com/essupport The GUI and display window of the receiver are turned off, and the MULTI CHANNEL DECODING lamp on the front panel flashes during the update.
  • Page 109: Operating Without Using The Gui

    Operating without using the GUI You can operate the receiver using the display window of the receiver even if the TV is not connected to the receiver. RETURN/ EXIT O Using the menu in the display window Turn on the receiver. Press AMP MENU.
  • Page 110 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) FH USE: x? 5 4 3 2 1 TONE T.S.P.
  • Page 111 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 112 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 113 Menu Item Speaker settings FH CROSS <SPEAKER> (Front high speakers crossover frequency) SP IMP. (Speaker Impedance) Input settings NAME IN (Naming inputs) <INPUT> INPUT SKIP (Input skip) H.A. ASSIGN (HDMI audio assign) H.V. ASSIGN (HDMI video assign) A. ASSIGN (Digital audio assign) V.ASSIGN (Component video assign) Surround settings S.F.
  • Page 114 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> OPTIMIZER (Sound Optimizer) AUTO VOL (Advanced Auto Volume) SW MUTING (Subwoofer Muting) A/V SYNC (Synchronizes audio with video output)
  • Page 115 Menu Item System settings R.S232C <SYSTEM> (RS232C Control Mode) NET STBY (Network Standby) AUTO STBY (Auto Standby) VER x.xxx (Version) Parameter R.S232C ON, R.S232C OFF STBY ON, STBY OFF STBY ON, STBY OFF continued...
  • Page 116 To change the display The display panel provides various information of the receiver status such as sound field. Select the input for which you want to check the information. Press DISPLAY MODE on the receiver repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY MODE, the display will change as follows.
  • Page 117: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Operating each equipment using the remote control You can control Sony or non-Sony equipment you are using with the remote control supplied with the receiver. The remote control is initially set to control Sony equipment. When you change the settings of the remote...
  • Page 118: Turning Off All Connected Equipment (system Standby)

    The procedure below uses as an example a AV ?/1 case in which a VCR made by a company other than Sony is connected to the VIDEO 1 IN jacks on the receiver. RM SET SHIFT Numeric...
  • Page 119 Use the numeric codes in the tables below to program non-Sony equipment and also Sony equipment that the remote control is initially unable to operate. Since the signal from the...
  • Page 120 211, 212 PIONEER 213, 214 TECHNICS 215, 216 YAMAHA 217, 218 To control an MD deck Maker Code(s) SONY DENON KENWOOD To control an HDD recorder Maker Code(s) SONY 307, 308, 309 To control a Blu-ray Disc Player Maker Code(s)
  • Page 121 717, 720, 746 SHARP 748, 749 TOSHIBA 747, 756 * 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...
  • Page 122: Performing Several Commands In Sequence Automatically (macro Play)

    To control a cable box Maker Code(s) SONY 821, 822, 823 HAMLIN/REGAL 836, 837, 838, 839, 840 JERROLD/G.I./ 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, MOTOROLA 811, 812, 813, 814, 819 JERROLD 830, 831 841, 842, 843 PANASONIC 816, 826, 832, 833, 834,...
  • Page 123: Setting Remote Control Codes That Are Not Stored In The Remote Control

    Program the sequence of the operation Press MACRO 1 or MACRO 2 for more than 1 second while pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button flashes and one of the input buttons lights up (as the factory default setting, the BD/DVD button lights).
  • Page 124 FAVORITES SHIFT Input buttons Buttons used to learn code * To store a new command on one of those buttons, press SHIFT beforehand. Press FAVORITES while pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button lights up. When the memory capacity for storing remote control codes reaches a certain limit, the RM SET UP button flashes 10 times, and then the learning process is...
  • Page 125: Clearing The Memory Of The Remote Control

    Press the button on the remote control to be learned from to transmit the remote control code. While the remote control of the receiver is receiving the signal, the input button selected in step 2 turns off. The RM SET UP button flashes twice, then the learning process is completed.
  • Page 126 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 control’s memory (e.g., all the programmed data) are cleared.
  • Page 127: 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 128: 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 107).
  • Page 129 TBC, the images may be distorted. When you select “My Video,” “My Music,” “My Photo,” “Internet Video,” “Internet Music,” “Internet Photo,” “Internet Network,” or “Sony Entertainment Network” from the Watch/Listen menu, no picture is output. • Select “BD/DVD” using INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver once, then set “Playback Resolution”...
  • Page 130 • Move your TV away from the audio equipment. • The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a cloth slightly moistened with alcohol. There is no sound from specific speaker(s). Front • Connect headphones to the PHONES jack to verify that sound is output to the headphones.
  • Page 131 • When the connected equipment is not compatible with copyright protection technology (HDCP), the image and/or the sound from the HDMI OUT jack may be distorted or may not be output. In this case, check the specification of the connected equipment.
  • Page 132 Multi-channel sound cannot be output. • When “Control for HDMI” is set to “On,” “Audio Out” may be automatically set to “AMP.” In this case, set “Audio Out” to “AMP.” The surround effect cannot be obtained. • Make sure the sound field function is on (press MOVIE/HD-D.C.S.
  • Page 133: Usb Device

    • The signal strength of the stations is too weak with automatic tuning. Use direct tuning. • No stations have been preset or the preset stations have been cleared (when tuning by scanning preset stations is used). Preset the stations (page 59). •...
  • Page 134 Other characters may not be displayed correctly. It takes a long time before playback starts. • The reading process can take a long time in the following cases. – There are many folders or files on the USB device. – The file structure is extremely complex. –...
  • Page 135 • 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 136: Error Messages

    • Make sure you select the correct input on the remote control. • When you operate a programmed non- Sony equipment, the remote control may not function properly, depending on the model and the maker of the equipment. If the trouble is other than one of the cases...
  • Page 137 Message list after Auto Calibration measurement Display Explanation Code 31 SPEAKERS (A/B/A+B/OFF) is set to OFF. Set to other speaker settings and reperform the measurement. Code 32 None of the speakers were detected. Make sure that the plug of the optimizer microphone is inserted all the way inside the AUTO CAL MIC jack, then reperform the Auto Calibration function.
  • Page 138: Specifications

    When the lamp above ?/1 flashes in green, the reboot starts. About support information Refer to the following web site for details of the latest information on the receiver. http://www.sony.com/essupport Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS page 43 POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL...
  • Page 139 Frequency response SA-CD/CD, MD/TAPE, 10 Hz – 100 kHz TV, VIDEO 1/2, ± 3 dB BD/DVD, SAT/CATV, GAME When “2ch Analog Direct” is being used. Inputs (Analog) SA-CD/CD, MD/TAPE, Sensitivity: 150 mV TV, VIDEO 1/2, Impedance: 50 kohms BD/DVD, SAT/CATV, S/N: 100 dB (A, GAME 20 kHz LPF)
  • Page 140 1920 × 1080p @ 23.98/24 Hz Frame Packing Side-by-Side (Half) Over-Under (Top-and-Bottom) 1920 × 1080p @ 29.97/30 Hz Frame Packing Side-by-Side (Half) Over-Under (Top-and-Bottom) 1280 × 720p @ 23.98/24 Hz Frame Packing Side-by-Side (Half) Over-Under (Top-and-Bottom) 1280 × 720p @ 29.97/30 Hz Frame Packing Side-by-Side (Half) Over-Under (Top-and-Bottom)
  • Page 141 Dimensions 430 mm × 162 mm × 388 mm (17 in × 6 in × 15 (width/height/depth) including projecting parts and controls Mass (Approx.) 12.9 kg (28 lb 8 oz) Supplied accessories Operating Instructions (this manual) Quick Setup Guide (1) Software License Information (1) Optimizer microphone ECM-AC2 (1) FM wire antenna (aerial) (1)
  • Page 142: Index

    Index Numerics 12V Trigger 106 2 channel 67 2ch Analog Direct 67 2ch Stereo (mode) 67 3D Output Settings 102 5.1 channel 22 7.1 channel 22 A.F.D. (mode) 67 A/V Sync 98 AC power cord (mains lead) 43 Advanced Auto Volume 73 AM 58 Antenna (aerial) 40 Antenna Aiming 62...
  • Page 143 Home Theater Control 80 Initialize Personal Information 108 Input Edit 103 INPUT MODE 81 Input Settings 103 Internet content 53 Internet Services Settings 105 Internet Settings 104 Internet video 53 Internet Video Parental Control 105 Internet Video Unrated 105 IP Content Noise Reduction 54 iPhone/iPod 52 Jazz Club 70 L.F.E.
  • Page 144 Server Preparing 47 Setting menu 90 Settings 90 Settings Lock 107 Sirius 60 Sirius satellite radio 60 Sleep timer 86 Small 95 Software Update Notification 108 Sound Effects 67 Sound Field 67 Sound Field Mode 71 Sound Optimizer 72 Speaker Connection 94 Speaker impedance 45 Speaker pattern 94 Speaker Settings 93...

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