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Sony STR-K6800P Operating Instructions Manual

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4-252-273-11(1)
Home Theatre
System

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.
HT-6800DP
©2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: 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.
  • Page 2 ® NERGY mark. As an E NERGY Sony Corporation has determined that this product meets the E ® guidelines for energy efficiency. is a U.S. registered ®...
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    About This Manual • The instructions in this manual are for model HT-6800DP. Check your model number by looking at the lower right corner of the front panel. • The instructions in this manual describe the controls on the receiver. You can also use the controls on the supplied remote if they have the same or similar names as those on the receiver.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started 1: Check how to hookup your components... 5 1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks ... 7 1b: Connecting components with multi channel output jacks... 10 1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks ... 12 2: Connecting the antennas ...
  • Page 5: 1: Check How To Hookup Your Components

    Getting Started 1: Check how to hookup your components Steps 1a through 1c beginning on page 7 describe how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, refer to “Connectable components” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
  • Page 6: Required Cords

    Required cords The hookup diagrams on the subsequent pages assume the use of the following optional connection cords (A to G) (not supplied unless indicated). A Audio cord White (L) Red (R) B Audio/video cord Yellow (video) White (L/audio) Red (R/audio) C Video cord Yellow D Optical digital cord...
  • Page 7: Hooking Up Dvd-Player/Satellite Tuner

    1a: Connecting components with digital audio output jacks Hooking up a DVD player or satellite tuner For details on the required cords (A 1 Connect the audio jacks. OUTPUT DIGITAL COAXIAL DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ COAXIAL OUTPUT DIGITAL OPTICAL Note You can also listen to the sound of your TV by connecting your TV’s audio output jacks to the VIDEO 2 AUDIO IN jacks on the receiver.
  • Page 8 2 Connect the video jacks. The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner and a DVD player with COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, P video input jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video. OUTPUT DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ COAXIAL Note On this receiver, the standard video signals cannot be converted to component video signals (or vice versa).
  • Page 9 Hooking up a Super Audio CD/CD player For details on the required cords (A DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ COAXIAL DIGITAL OPTICAL Super Audio CD/CD player All the digital audio jacks are compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz sampling frequencies. Note The sound is not output when you play a Super Audio CD on the Super Audio CD player connected to the SA-CD/CD OPTICAL IN jack on this receiver.
  • Page 10: 1B: Connecting Components With Multi Channel Output Jacks

    1b: Connecting components with multi channel output jacks 1 Connect the audio jacks. If your DVD or Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi channel output jacks, you can connect it to this receiver’s MULTI CH IN jacks to enjoy the multi channel sound. Alternatively, the multi channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi channel decoder.
  • Page 11 2 Connect the video jacks. The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player with COMPONENT VIDEO (Y, P /B-Y, P /R-Y) output jacks. Connecting a TV with component video input jacks allows you to enjoy higher quality video. OUTPUT VIDEO DIGITAL...
  • Page 12: 1C: Connecting Components With Only Analog Audio Jacks

    1c: Connecting components with only analog audio jacks Hooking up audio components For details on the required cords (A OPTICAL VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ COAXIAL Super Audio CD/CD G), see page 6. – DIGITAL ANTENNA VIDEO IN VIDEO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN SA-CD/CD MD/TAPE...
  • Page 13: Hooking Up Video Components

    Hooking up video components If you connect your TV to the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jack, you can watch the video from the selected input (page 21). For details on the required cords (A DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ COAXIAL G), see page 6. –...
  • Page 14: 2: Connecting The Antennas

    2: Connecting the antennas Connect the supplied AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna. OPTICAL VIDEO 2 SA-CD/ COAXIAL Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna away from the receiver and other components. • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna. •...
  • Page 15: 3: Connecting Speakers

    3: Connecting speakers Connect your speakers to the receiver. This receiver allows you to use a 6.1 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 sub woofer (5.1 channel). You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of DVD software recorded in the Surround EX format if you connect one additional surround back speaker (6.1 channel) (see “Selecting the surround back decoding mode”...
  • Page 16 Required cords A Speaker cords (supplied) (–) Front speaker (Right) SPEAKERS FRONT B* INPUT Sub woofer * 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. For details, see “Selecting the speaker system”...
  • Page 17: 4: Connecting The Ac Power Cord

    4: Connecting the AC power cord Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet. UND BACK NTER AC power cord Performing initial setup operations Before using the receiver for the first time, initialize the receiver by performing the following procedure. This procedure can also be used to return settings you have made to their factory defaults.
  • Page 18: 5: Setting Up The Speakers

    5: Setting up the speakers You can use the SET UP menu to set the distance and location of the speakers connected to this receiver. Press ?/1 to turn on the receiver. Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select “ SET UP ”. Press repeatedly to select the parameter you want to adjust.
  • Page 19 The receiver lets you to input the speaker position in terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set the center speaker further than the front speakers. Also, the center speaker cannot be set more than 5 feet closer than the front speakers.
  • Page 20: 6: Setting Up The Sub Woofer

    6: Setting up the sub woofer Listening to the sub woofer POWER indicator Before playing the program source, set the volume to minimum on the receiver. Turn on the receiver. Press input buttons (e.g., DVD) to select the program source (e.g., DVD player).
  • Page 21: Amplifier Operation

    Amplifier Operation Selecting the component Press input buttons to select the input. To select the Press VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 Satellite tuner VIDEO 2 DVD player MD or tape deck MD/TAPE Super Audio CD or SA-CD/CD CD player Built-in tuner (FM/AM) TUNER FM/AM The selected input appears in the display.
  • Page 22: Listening To Multi Channel Sound

    Listening to multi channel sound — MULTI CH IN You can select the audio directly from the components connected to the MULTI CH IN jacks. This enables you to enjoy high quality analog inputs such as DVD or Super Audio CD. When MULTI CH IN is selected, the tone and sound field cannot be used.
  • Page 23: Presetting Radio Stations

    Direct tuning You can enter the frequency of the station you want directly. Use the remote for the operation. Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. The last received station is tuned in. You can also use TUNER FM/AM on the receiver.
  • Page 24: Changing The Display

    Tuning to preset stations Press TUNER FM/AM repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET TUNING + or PRESET TUNING – repeatedly to select the preset station you want. Each time you press the button, you can select the preset station as follows: tA1yA2y...yA0yB1yB2y...yB0T tC0y...yC2yC1T...
  • Page 25: About The Indications In The Display

    About the indications in the display SP A DIGITAL EX SP B SLEEP OPT COAX SL S SR A SW: Lights up when the audio signal is output from the SUB WOOFER jack. B LFE: Lights up when the disc being played back contains the LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel and the LFE channel signal is actually being reproduced.
  • Page 26: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Using only the front speakers and sub woofer — 2CH STEREO In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound from the front left/right speakers and sub woofer. When multi channel surround formats are input, the signals are downmixed to 2 channel with bass frequencies being output from the sub woofer.
  • Page 27: Selecting A Sound Field

    Sound fields with marks use DCS technology. DCS is the concept name of the surround technology for home theater developed by Sony. DCS uses the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology to reproduce the sound characteristics of an actual cinema cutting studio in Hollywood.
  • Page 28 C.ST.EX C (CINEMA STUDIO EX C) Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is ideal for watching musicals or films where orchestra music is featured in the soundtrack. About CINEMA STUDIO EX modes CINEMA STUDIO EX modes are suitable for watching motion picture DVDs (etc.), with...
  • Page 29: Selecting The Surround Back Decoding Mode

    Selecting the surround back decoding mode — SURR BACK DECODING This function lets you select the decoding mode for the surround back signals of the multi channel input stream. By decoding the surround back signal of DVD software (etc.) recorded in Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, etc.
  • Page 30: To Select Surround Back Decoding Mode

    How to select the surround back decoding mode You can select the surround back decoding mode you want according to the input stream. When you select “SB AUTO” When the input stream contains the 6.1 channel decode flag decode the surround back signal. Input stream Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby Digital EX...
  • Page 31: Advanced Adjustments And Settings

    Advanced Adjustments and Settings Switching the audio input mode for digital components — INPUT MODE You can switch the audio input mode for components which have digital audio input jacks. Press input buttons to select the input. Press INPUT MODE repeatedly to select the audio input mode.
  • Page 32: Resetting Sound Fields To The Initial Settings

    x CTR XXX dB (Center speaker level) x SUR.L. XXX dB (Surround speaker (left) level) x SUR.R. XXX dB (Surround speaker (right) level) x SB XXX dB (Surround back speaker level) x S.W. XXX dB (Sub woofer level) Initial setting: 0 dB You can adjust from –10 dB to +10 dB in 1 dB steps.
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Tone

    Adjusting the tone You can adjust the tonal quality (bass, treble level) of the front speakers using the TONE menu. Start playing a source encoded with multi channel surround effects (DVD, etc.). Press MAIN MENU repeatedly to select “ TONE ”. Press repeatedly to select the parameter you want to adjust.
  • Page 34 x DEC. XXXX (Digital audio input decoding priority) Lets you specify the input mode for the digital signal input to the DIGITAL IN jacks. The initial setting is “DEC. AUTO” for VIDEO 2 and “DEC. PCM” for DVD and SA-CD/CD. •...
  • Page 35: Other Operations

    Other Operations Naming preset stations and inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for preset stations and inputs selected with input buttons, and display it in the receiver’s display. To index a preset station Press TUNER FM/AM repeatedly to select the FM or AM band, then tune in the preset station you want to create an index name for (page 24).
  • Page 36: Selecting The Speaker System

    Selecting the speaker system You can select the front speaker system you want to use. Press SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) repeatedly to select the front speaker system you want to use. The selected speaker system appears in the display. To turn off the speaker output, press SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) repeatedly until “SP A”...
  • Page 37 Recording on a video tape You can record from a VCR, a TV or a DVD using the receiver. You can also add audio from a variety of audio sources when editing a video tape. See the operating instructions of your VCR or DVD player if you need help.
  • Page 38: Operations Using The Remote Rm-Pp860

    Operations Using the Remote RM-PP860 You can use the remote RM-PP860 to operate the components in your system. Before you use your remote Inserting batteries into the remote Insert R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and – properly oriented in the battery compartment. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the receiver.
  • Page 39 The tables below show the settings of each button. Remote Operations Function Button A.F.D. w; Receiver Selects the decoding mode for audio sound. ALT 8 Remote When ALT button lights up, it changes the remote key function to activate those buttons with orange printing.
  • Page 40 SUBTITLE DVD player Changes the subtitles. SYSTEM Receiver/ Turns off the receiver STANDBY TV/VCR/ and other Sony audio/ (Press AV Satellite tuner/ video components. ?/1 1 and CD player/ ?/1 wg at VCD player/ the same LD player/...
  • Page 41 Remote Operations Function Button TUNER wj Receiver To listen to radio programs. TV CH +/– Selects preset TV channels. TV/VIDEO Selects input signal: TV input or video input. TV VOL Adjusts the volume of +/– ek the TV. TV ?/1 rg Turns the TV on or off.
  • Page 42: Selecting The Command Mode Of 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 43 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...
  • Page 44 729, 730, 737, 738, 739, 729, 730, 731 722, 729, 730, 731, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745 717, 720, 746 748, 749 751, 752 747, 755, 756 enter the code for AIWA, enter the code for Sony instead. Code(s) 401, 402, 403 406, 408...
  • Page 45 To control a TV Maker Code(s) SONY 501, 502 DAEWOO 504, 505, 506, 507, 515, FISHER GOLDSTAR 503, 511, 512, 515, 534, GRUNDIG 517, 534 HITACHI 513, 514, 515, 544 ITT/NOKIA 521, 522 MAGNAVOX 503, 518, 544 MITSUBISHI/MGA 503, 519, 544...
  • Page 46: Additional Information

    Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine. If you have any question or problem concerning your receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the receiver, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. There is no sound or only a very low-level sound no matter which component is selected. • Check that the speakers and components are connected securely and correctly.
  • Page 48: Remote Control

    “DEC. PCM”. Set to “DEC. AUTO”. Irregular current is output from the speakers. The receiver will automatically turn off after a few seconds. Check the speaker connection and turn on the power again. If this problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. on the...
  • Page 49: Specifications

    If the problem persist Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Reference sections for clearing the receiver’s memory To clear All memorized settings...
  • Page 50 FM tuner section Tuning range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz Antenna FM wire antenna Antenna terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz AM tuner section Tuning range With 10-kHz tuning scale: 530 – 1,710 kHz With 9-kHz tuning scale: 531 – 1,710 kHz Antenna Loop antenna Intermediate frequency...
  • Page 51 Supplied accessories FM wire antenna (1) AM loop antenna (1) Speaker connecting cord, long (3) Speaker connecting cord, short (3) Monaural connecting cord (1) Coaxial digital cord (1) Foot pads (speakers) (24) Foot pads (subwoofer) (4) Remote commander RM-PP860 (1) R6 (size-AA) batteries (2) Speakers •...
  • Page 52: List Of Button Locations And Reference Pages

    List of button locations and reference pages How to use this page Use this page to find the location of buttons that are mentioned in the text. Main unit ALPHABETICAL ORDER A - H A.F.D. (button/indicator) qa (26, 27, 28, 47) DIMMER 4 (24) DISPLAY 3 (24, 48) Display 7 (24)
  • Page 53: Index

    Index Adjusting CUSTOMIZE parameters 33 LEVEL parameters 31 SET UP parameters 18 speaker levels and balance 20 TONE parameters 33 Automatic tuning 22 Changing display 24 Clearing receiver’s memory 17 CUSTOMIZE menu 33 Digital Cinema Sound 27 Direct tuning 23 Dual Mono 34 Dubbing.
  • Page 56 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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