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3-094-430-11(1)
Multi Channel AV
Receiver
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
STR-DG910
©2007 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No.
  • Page 2 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    Inc. This product is manufactured under license from Neural Audio Corporation. Sony Corporation hereby grants the user a non- exclusive, non-transferable, limited license right to use this product under the US and foreign patents pending and other related technology owned by Neural Audio Corporation.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Description and location of parts...5 1: Installing speakers ...15 2: Connecting speakers...16 3a: Connecting the audio components...17 3b: Connecting the video components ...20 4: Connecting the antennas...31 5: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...32 6: Selecting the speaker system...33 7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically...
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Getting Started Description and location of parts Front panel TONE MODE TONE MODE TONE MODE TUNING MODE TUNING MODE TUNING MODE TONE TONE TONE TUNING TUNING TUNING SPEAKERS SPEAKERS SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) (OFF/A/B/A+B) (OFF/A/B/A+B) AUTO CAL MIC AUTO CAL MIC AUTO CAL MIC VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN...
  • Page 6 Name Function Turn to adjust the volume K MASTER level of all speakers at the VOLUME same time (page 40, 41, 43, 44). Press to listen to high L DIRECT quality analog sound (page 65). Press to activate the Auto M AUTO CAL Calibration function (page 36).
  • Page 7 About the indicators on the display SP A D EX SP B SBL SB Name Function Lights up when sub woofer is A SW set to “YES” (page 48) and the audio signal is output from the SUB WOOFER jacks. Lights up when the disc being B LFE played back contains an LFE...
  • Page 8 Name Function Lights up when the receiver is H DTS (-ES)/ decoding DTS signals. (96/24) “DTS-ES” lights up when the receiver is decoding DTS-ES signals. “DTS 96/24” lights up when the receiver is decoding DTS 96 kHz/24 bit signals. Note When playing a DTS format disc, be sure that you have made digital connections and that...
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear panel DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) SAT IN DVD IN VIDEO 2/BD IN HDMI VIDEO 2/ BD IN ANTENNA VIDEO 1 OPTICAL SA-CD/ CD/CD-R VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT COAXIAL AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN DMPORT VIDEO 2/BD SA–CD/CD/CD–R A DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section OPTICAL IN...
  • Page 10 TV (page 23). Remote commander Connects to You can use the supplied remote to operate the speakers (page 16). receiver and to control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to Connects to sub operate. woofers (page 16).
  • Page 11 VCD player, LD player, MD deck, DAT deck, tape deck, satellite tuner, Blu- ray disc recorder, or PSX. To enter the value of Sony TV, press TV (wj) and then press ENTER. Press to store a station during MEMORY tuner operation.
  • Page 12 J OPTIONS items from the option menus TOOLS for DVD player or DVD/VHS COMBO. To display the options of Sony TV, press TV (wj) and then press OPTIONS TOOLS. K MENU Press to display the menus of the receiver, VCR, DVD...
  • Page 13 DVD player, Blu-ray disc recorder, PSX, DVD/VHS COMBO, or satellite tuner is displayed on the TV screen. To return to the previous menu of Sony TV, press TV (wj) and then press RETURN/EXIT O. Name Function After pressing RECEIVER (D), press MENU (K) for...
  • Page 14 (J), MENU (K), RETURN/EXIT O (T), (U), and V/v/B/b (U) buttons to perform menu operations for Sony TVs only. Press to set up the remote. wk RM SET UP The number 5, TV CH +, PRESET + and H buttons have tactile dots. Use the tactile dots as references when operating the receiver.
  • Page 15: 1: Installing Speakers

    1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7 channel speaker with 4 sub woofer system. Enjoying a 5.1/7.1 channel 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 sub woofer (5.1 channel).
  • Page 16: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: Connecting speakers VIDEO 2/BD IN VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT MONITOR AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT VIDEO 2/BD VIDEO 1 SUB WOOFER SUB WOOFER jacks A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cord (not supplied)
  • Page 17: 3a: Connecting The Audio Components

    If you have an additional front speaker system, connect them to the SPEAKERS FRONT B terminals. You can select the front speakers you want to use with the SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) button on the receiver (page 33). If you have an additional sub woofer, connect it to any of the SUB WOOFER jacks.
  • Page 18 Connecting components with digital audio output jack The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player or CD recorder. Super Audio CD player/ CD player/ CD recorder DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) SAT IN HDMI VIDEO 2/ BD IN ANTENNA VIDEO 1 OPTICAL...
  • Page 19 Connecting components with analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as tape deck, etc. Super Audio INPUT CD player/ CD player/ CD recorder DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) SAT IN DVD IN HDMI VIDEO 2/ BD IN ANTENNA...
  • Page 20: 3b: Connecting The Video Components

    3b: Connecting the video components How to connect your components This section describes how to connect your video components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component. After connecting all your components, proceed to “4: Connecting the antennas”...
  • Page 21 AUDIO IN DMPORT SA–CD/CD/CD–R A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. HDMI features • A digital audio signals transmitted by HDMI can be output from the speakers connected to the receiver. This signal supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and linear PCM.
  • Page 22 (page 83). Notes on HDMI connections • Use a HDMI cable with the HDMI logo (made by Sony). • An audio signal input to the HDMI IN jack is output from the SPEAKERS jacks and HDMI OUT jack. It is not output from any other audio jacks.
  • Page 23: Connecting A Tv

    Connecting a TV The image from a visual component connected to this receiver can be displayed on a TV screen. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE)
  • Page 24 Notes • Connect image display components such as a TV or a projector to the MONITOR OUT jack on the receiver. • Be sure to turn on the receiver when the video and audio of a playback component are being output to a TV via the receiver.
  • Page 25: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Connecting a DVD player/DVD recorder The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player and DVD recorder. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Connecting a DVD player Audio signals DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE)
  • Page 26: Connecting A Dvd Recorder

    Connecting a DVD recorder Audio signals DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) SAT IN DVD IN HDMI VIDEO 2/ BD IN ANTENNA VIDEO 1 OPTICAL SA-CD/ CD/CD-R COAXIAL DMPORT SA–CD/CD/CD–R A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D Component video cord (not supplied) Notes •...
  • Page 27: Connecting A Satellite Tuner/ Set-top Box

    Connecting a satellite tuner/ set-top box The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner or set-top box. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Satellite tuner/Set-top box Audio signals Video signals...
  • Page 28 Connecting components with analog video and audio jack The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as a VCR, etc. Audio signals DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) SAT IN DVD IN HDMI VIDEO 2/ BD IN ANTENNA VIDEO 1 OPTICAL SA-CD/...
  • Page 29 Function for conversion of video signals This receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. Video signals and component video signals can be output as HDMI video signals and this up-converted video signals can only be output from the HDMI OUT jack. Refer to the illustration that follows.
  • Page 30 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 31: 4: Connecting The Antennas

    4: Connecting the antennas Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna. FM wire antenna (supplied) DIGITAL (ASSIGNABLE) SAT IN DVD IN HDMI VIDEO 2/ BD IN ANTENNA VIDEO 1 OPTICAL SA-CD/ CD/CD-R VIDEO IN COAXIAL AUDIO IN DMPORT SA–CD/CD/CD–R Notes...
  • Page 32: 5: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    5: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet. AC power cord FRONT A FRONT B SPEAKERS SURROUND BACK SURROUND EAKERS Notes • The AC OUTLET(s) on the rear of the receiver is a switched outlet, which supplies power to the connected component only while the receiver is turned on.
  • Page 33: 6: Selecting The Speaker System

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM-AAP016 remote commander. Observe the correct polarity when installing batteries. Notes • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. • Do not use a new battery with old ones. •...
  • Page 34: 7: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION) This receiver is equipped with DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) Technology which allows you to perform automatic calibration as follows: • Check the connection between each speaker and the receiver. • Adjust the speaker level. •...
  • Page 35 Connect the supplied optimizer microphone to the AUTO CAL MIC jack. Set up the optimizer microphone. Place the optimizer microphone at your listening position. Use a stool or tripod so that the optimizer microphone remains at the same height as your ears. On setting up the active sub woofer •...
  • Page 36 Press AUTO CAL. Measurement starts in 5 seconds and the display changes as follows: A. CAL [5] t A. CAL [4] t A. CAL [3] t A. CAL [2] t A. CAL [1] The measurement process will take approximately 30 seconds to complete. The table below shows the display when measurement starts.
  • Page 37 Save the measurement result. Select “SAVE” in step 2. The measurement results are saved and you can select the calibration type in the A. CAL menu. For details on calibration type, see page The size of a speaker (LARGE/SMALL) is determined by the low frequency characteristics.
  • Page 38 When you select “WARN CHK” If a warning on the measurement result is present, detailed information is displayed. Press to return to step 2 of “Confirming/saving the measurement results”. Warning code Explanation WARN 40 The Auto Calibration has completed. However, the noise level is high.
  • Page 39: 8: Adjusting The Speaker Levels And Balance (test Tone)

    The Auto Calibration function is turned on. To start Auto Calibration, press x CAL TYPE (Calibration type)* • ENGINEER Sets the frequency characteristics to a set that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. • FLAT Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat.
  • Page 40 Press MENU. “1-LEVEL” appears on the display. or b to enter the Press menu. Press V/v repeatedly to select “T. TONE”. or b to enter the Press parameter. Press V/v repeatedly to select “T. TONE Y”. The test tone is output from each speaker in sequence as follows: Front left t Center t Front right t Surround right t Surround back right*...
  • Page 41: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component SYSTEM S ANDBY VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3 SA-CD/CD TUNER DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC CATEGORY SLEEP D.TUNING AUTO CAL MODE - / -- 0/10 CLEAR ENTER >10 MEMORY GUIDE DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/ MENU TOOLS EXIT –...
  • Page 42 To mute the sound Press MUTING. The muting function will be canceled when you do the following. • Press MUTING again. • Increase the volume. • Turn off the receiver. To avoid damaging your speakers Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn down the volume level.
  • Page 43: Listening/watching A Component

    TV CH MASTER VOL PRESET MUTING Notes • The operation is described for a Sony Super Audio CD player. • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Super Audio CD player or CD player. Tips • You can select the sound field to suit the music.
  • Page 44: Watching A Dvd

    Watching a DVD RM SET UP AV ?/1 SYSTEM S ANDBY VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3 SA-CD/CD TUNER DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC CATEGORY SLEEP D.TUNING AUTO CAL MODE -/-- 0/10 CLEAR ENTER >10 MEMORY GUIDE DISPLAY RETURN/ OPTIONS MENU TOOLS EXIT...
  • Page 45: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Navigating through menus By using the amplifier menus, you can make various adjustments to customize the receiver. DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC CATEGORY SLEEP D.TUNING AUTO CAL MODE - / -- 0/10 CLEAR ENTER >10 MEMORY GUIDE DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/ MENU...
  • Page 46: Overview Of The Menus

    Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 45. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] LEVEL Test tone [1-LEVEL] Front speaker balance (page 50) [FRT BAL] Center speaker level [CNT LVL] Surround left speaker level [SL LVL] Surround right speaker level...
  • Page 47 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] TUNER FM station receiving mode [4-TUNER] [FM MODE] (page 53) Naming preset stations [NAME IN] AUDIO Digital audio input decoding [5-AUDIO] priority [DEC. PRI.] (page 54) Digital broadcast language selection [DUAL] Synchronizes audio with video output [A.V.
  • Page 48 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] SYSTEM Sub woofer [7-SYSTEM] [SW SPK] (page 56) Front speakers [FRT SPK] Center speaker [CNT SPK] Surround speakers [SUR SPK] Surround back speakers [SB SPK] Front left speaker distance [FL DIST.] Front right speaker distance [FR DIST.] Center speaker distance [CNT DIST.] Surround left speaker...
  • Page 49 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] A. CAL Auto Calibration on/off [8-A. CAL] [AUTO CAL] (page 39) Calibration type [CAL TYPE] Preset measurement loading [CAL LOAD] For details, refer to the page in the parentheses. You can only select this parameter when the surround back speakers are set to “SINGLE”. You can only select this parameter when the surround back speakers are set to “DUAL”.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Level (level Menu)

    Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu) You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the balance and level of each speaker. These settings are applied to all sound fields. Select “1-LEVEL” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Equalizer (eq Menu)

    Adjusting the equalizer (EQ menu) You can use the EQ menu to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front speakers. Select “2-EQ” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 45) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 52: Using Surround Back Decoding Mode

    Using the surround back decoding mode (SUR BACK DECODING) By decoding the surround back signal of DVD software (etc.) recorded in Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, etc., format, you can enjoy the surround sound intended by the filmmakers. Select the surround back decoding mode using “SB DEC”...
  • Page 53: Settings For The Tuner (tuner Menu)

    A 6.1 channel decode flag is information recorded in software such as DVDs. A Dolby Digital DVD that includes a Surround EX flag. The Dolby Corporation web page can help you distinguish Surround EX films. Software encoded with a flag to denote it has both DTS-ES Matrix and 5.1 channel signals.
  • Page 54: Settings For The Audio (audio Menu)

    Settings for the audio (AUDIO menu) You can use the AUDIO menu to make settings for the audio to suit your preference. Select “5-AUDIO” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 45) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 55: Settings For The Video (video Menu)

    Settings for the video (VIDEO menu) You can use the VIDEO menu to make various adjustments for HDMI settings, assign the composite video input to DMPORT input, etc. Select “6-VIDEO” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 56: Settings For The System (system Menu)

    Settings for the system (SYSTEM menu) You can use the SYSTEM menu to set the size and distance of the speakers connected to this receiver. Select “7-SYSTEM” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 45) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 57: Speaker Distance

    x SB SPK (Surround back speakers) When the surround speakers are set to “NO”, the surround back speakers are also automatically set to “NO” and the setting cannot be changed. • DUAL If you connect two surround back speakers, select “DUAL”. The sound will be output to a maximum of 7.1 channel.
  • Page 58 x SB DIST. (Surround back speaker distance) x SBL DIST. (Surround back left speaker distance) x SBR DIST. (Surround back right speaker distance) Lets you set the distance from your listening position to the surround back speakers. If you connect two surround back speakers and both surround back speakers are not placed an equal distance from your listening position, set the distance to the closest speaker.
  • Page 59: Surround Speaker Position

    x SUR POS. (Surround speaker position) Lets you specify the location of your surround speakers for proper implementation of the surround effects in the CINEMA STUDIO EX modes (page 63). This parameter is not available when the surround speakers are set to “NO”...
  • Page 60: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound (AUTO FORMAT DIRECT) 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. DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D.
  • Page 61 Types of A.F.D. mode Decoding A.F.D. mode mode [Display] (Detecting A.F.D. AUTO automatically) [A.F.D. AUTO] Dolby Pro Logic PRO LOGIC [DOLBY PL] Dolby Pro Logic PRO LOGIC II MOVIE [PLII MV] PRO LOGIC II MUSIC [PLII MS] PRO LOGIC II GAME [PLII GM] Dolby Pro Logic PRO LOGIC IIx MOVIE...
  • Page 62: Selecting A Pre-programmed Sound Field

    If you connect a sub woofer This receiver will generate a low frequency signal for output to the sub woofer when there is no LFE signal, which is a low-pass sound effect output from a sub woofer to a 2 channel signal.
  • Page 63 * You can only select this sound field if the headphones are connected to the receiver. Effect Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any type of movie.
  • Page 64 Sound fields with DCS mark use DCS technology. DCS is a unique sound reproduction technology for home theater developed by Sony, in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for enjoying the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters at home. With this “Digital Cinema Sound” developed...
  • Page 65: Using Only The Front Speakers (2ch Stereo)

    Using only the front speakers (2CH STEREO) In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound from the front left/right speakers only. There is no sound from the sub woofer. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channel.
  • Page 66: Resetting Sound Fields To The Initial Settings

    Resetting sound fields to the initial settings Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation. MULTI CHANNEL DECODING TONE MODE TUNING MODE TONE TUNING SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) AUTO CAL MIC MEMORY/ CATEGORY ENTER MODE A.F.D. MOVIE CATEGORY VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN PHONES VIDEO...
  • Page 67: Direct Tuning

    Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. Press TUNING + or TUNING –. Press TUNING + to scan from low to high; press TUNING – to scan from high to low. The receiver stops scanning whenever a station is received.
  • Page 68: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 30 FM stations and 30 AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the stations you often listen to. Presetting radio stations SA-CD/CD DMPORT A.F.D. MOVIE CATEGORY SLEEP D.TUNING MODE - / -- 0/10 CLEAR ENTER...
  • Page 69: Tuning To Preset Stations

    Tuning to preset stations SA-CD/CD TUNER DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC CATEGORY SLEEP D.TUNING AUTO CAL MODE Numeric buttons - / -- 0/10 CLEAR ENTER >10 MEMORY GUIDE DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/ MENU TOOLS EXIT – CATEGORY REPLAY ADVANCE < < >...
  • Page 70: Listening To The Xm Radio

    Press V/v repeatedly to select “4-TUNER”. Press or b to enter the menu. Press V/v repeatedly to select “NAME IN”. Press or b to enter the parameter. The cursor flashes and you can select a character. Follow the procedure given in “To create an index name”...
  • Page 71 To Activate XM Satellite Radio Once you have installed the XM Mini-Tuner Dock, inserted the XM Mini-Tuner, connected the XM Dock to your XM Ready system, and installed the antenna, you are ready to subscribe and begin receiving XM programming. There are three places to find your eight character XM Radio ID: on the XM Mini-Tuner, on the XM Mini-Tuner package, and on XM Channel 0.
  • Page 72: Select Channel

    Checking the XM Radio ID SA-CD/CD TUNER DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC CATEGORY SLEEP D.TUNING AUTO CAL MODE - / -- 0/10 CLEAR ENTER >10 MEMORY GUIDE DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/ MENU TOOLS EXIT – CATEGORY REPLAY ADVANCE < < > TUNING –...
  • Page 73 Receiving XM Radio broadcasts SA-CD/CD TUNER DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC CATEGORY SLEEP D.TUNING AUTO CAL MODE - / -- 0/10 CLEAR ENTER >10 MEMORY GUIDE DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/ MENU TOOLS EXIT – CATEGORY REPLAY ADVANCE < < > TUNING – TUNING + DISC SKIP Press TUNER repeatedly to...
  • Page 74: Select The Channel

    Press CATEGORY + or CATEGORY – to select the category you want. The category is selected and the channel with the lowest number in the specified category is selected. Press TUNING + or TUNING – to select the channel. You can also press TUNING MODE on the receiver to select “AUTO T.”, and then turn TUNING +/–...
  • Page 75: Presetting Xm Radio Stations

    Presetting XM Radio stations You can select the channels you want directly by presetting them using the preset numbers. You can preset up to 30 XM Radio channels. Presetting channels using the preset numbers SA-CD/CD TUNER DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC CATEGORY SLEEP...
  • Page 76 Selecting the channel by using the preset numbers SA-CD/CD TUNER DMPORT RECEIVER A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC CATEGORY SLEEP D.TUNING AUTO CAL MODE - / -- 0/10 CLEAR ENTER >10 MEMORY GUIDE DISPLAY OPTIONS RETURN/ MENU TOOLS EXIT – CATEGORY REPLAY ADVANCE <...
  • Page 77 XM Radio messages list Message Explanation appears ANTENNA The XM antenna is not connected or transmission is not being received properly. UPDATING The encryption code is being updated. NO SIGNL The signal is too weak. LOADING The audio channel or information is being acquired.
  • Page 78: Other Operations

    Other Operations Switching between digital and analog audio (INPUT MODE) You can select the audio input mode setting when you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver. Turn INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver to select the input. You can also use the input buttons on the remote.
  • Page 79: Listening To Digital Sound From Other Inputs (digital Assign)

    Listening to digital sound from other inputs (DIGITAL ASSIGN) You can reassign digital audio input that has OPTICAL or COAXIAL (VIDEO 1 IN, VIDEO 2/BD IN, DVD IN, SAT IN, SA-CD/ CD/CD-R IN) signals to another input when they are not currently being used. For example, to output the sound source for DVD player using the OPTICAL IN jack on the receiver, then:...
  • Page 80: Enjoying The Digital Media Port (dmport)

    Assignable inputs for digital audio input The initial setting is marked with an underscore. Digital Assignable Display audio inputs input [Display] VIDEO 1 VIDEO 1 VD1–VD1 OPTICAL VIDEO 3 VD1–VD3 [VD1 OPT] VD1–DVD VD1–TV SA-CD/CD VD1–CD VIDEO 2/BD VIDEO 2 VD2–VD2 OPTICAL VIDEO 3...
  • Page 81: Connecting The Digital Media Port Adapter

    Connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter You can listen to the sound from the component connected through the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to the DMPORT jack on the receiver. DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter To one of the VIDEO IN jacks * The type of connector varies depending on the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
  • Page 82 Listening to a connected component through DMPORT connection Press DMPORT. You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver to select “DMPORT”. Start playback of the connected component. The sound is played back on the receiver. For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
  • Page 83: Naming Inputs

    Naming inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs and display it on the receiver’s display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of the connected components. Press one of the input buttons to select the input you want to create an index name for.
  • Page 84: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. Press SLEEP repeatedly while the power is on. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: 1-30-00 t 1-00-00 t 0-30-00 2-00-00 t t OFF When sleep timer is activated, the display...
  • Page 85: Using The Remote

    Furthermore, you can also program the remote for Sony components that the remote is unable to control. Note that the remote can only control components that accept infrared wireless control signals.
  • Page 86: Other Components

    Use the numeric codes in the tables below to control non-Sony components and also Sony components that the remote is normally unable to control. Since the remote signal that a component accepts differs depending on the...
  • Page 87 742, 743, 744, 745 SANYO 717, 720, 746 SHARP 748, 749 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. continued...
  • Page 88 To control a DVD player Maker Code(s) SONY 401, 402, 403 BROKSONIC DENON HITACHI 415, 423 MITSUBISHI ORITRON PANASONIC 406, 408, 425 PHILIPS PIONEER 409, 410 SAMSUNG 416, 422 TOSHIBA 404, 421 ZENITH 418, 420 To control a DVD recorder...
  • Page 89 503, 517, 566 YORK ZENITH 542, 543, 567 509, 510, 503, 544 LOEWE 515, 534, 556 To control a satellite tuner Maker Code(s) SONY 801, 802, 803, 804, 824, 825, 865 AMSTRAD 845, 846 BskyB GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) GRUNDIG 859, 860...
  • Page 90: Additional Information

    To control a tuner Maker Code(s) SONY 002, 005 To control a Blu-ray disc recorder Maker Code(s) SONY 310, 311, 312 To control a PSX Maker Code(s) SONY 313, 314, 315 To control a DVD/VHS COMBO Maker Code(s) SONY To control a DVD/HDD COMBO...
  • Page 91 x Dolby Pro Logic II This technology converts 2 channel stereo recorded audio into 5.1 channel for playback. There is a MOVIE mode for movies and MUSIC mode for stereo sources such as music. Old movies encoded in the traditional stereo format can be enhanced with 5.1 channel surround sound.
  • Page 92: Precautions

    x TSP (Time Stretched Pulse) A TSP signal is a highly precise measuring signal that utilizes impulse energy, measuring a wide band, from low to high, in a short period. The amount of energy used to measure signals is important to ensure measurement accuracy in a normal indoor environment.
  • Page 93: Troubleshooting

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem.
  • Page 94 There is no sound from one of the front speakers. • Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack to verify that sound is output from the headphones. If only one channel is output from the headphones, the component may not be connected to the receiver correctly.
  • Page 95 There is no sound from the surround back speaker. • Some discs have no Dolby Digital Surround EX flag even though the packages have Dolby Digital Surround EX logos. In this case, select “SB ON” (page 52). There is no sound from the sub woofer. •...
  • Page 96: Error Messages

    • 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. Ground wire...
  • Page 97: Specifications

    If the problem persist Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. Reference sections for clearing the receiver’s memory...
  • Page 98 Output (analog) AUDIO OUT Voltage: 500 mV/ 10 kohms SUB WOOFER Voltage: 2 V/1 kohm Equalizer Gain levels ±10 dB, 0.5 dB step INPUT SHORT (with sound field and equalizer bypassed). Weighted network, input level. FM tuner section Tuning range 87.5 –...
  • Page 99: Index

    Index Numerics 2CH STEREO 65 5.1 channel 15 7.1 channel 15 AUTO CALIBRATION 34 AUTO FORMAT DIRECT (A.F.D.) 60 Blu-ray disc player connecting 21 CD player connecting 18, 19 playback 43 CD recorder connecting 18, 19 DIGITAL ASSIGN 79 Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) 64 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT connecting 81...
  • Page 100 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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