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  • Page 1 4-261-384-11(1) Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions BDV-E985W...
  • Page 2 WARNING protective housing inside the and (ii) our website (http:// enclosure. for the latest information. The vision of young Do not install the appliance in a children (especially those under six confined space, such as a bookcase years old) is still under or built-in cabinet.
  • Page 3 If the device logo are trademarks of Blu-ray • “PhotoTV HD” and the “PhotoTV fails to properly enforce Disc Association. HD” logo are trademarks of Sony restrictions on content usage, Corporation. • “BRAVIA” is a trademark of content owners may require Sony Corporation.
  • Page 4: About These Operating Instructions

    ® • DLNA , the DLNA Logo and ™ About These DLNA CERTIFIED trademarks, service marks, or Operating certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance. Instructions • All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. • The instructions in these •...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About These Operating Instructions ..4 Changing the Brightness of the Front Unpacking ..........6 Panel Display........49 Index to Parts and Controls.....8 Saving Power in Standby Mode ... 49 Browsing Websites ....... 49 Getting Started Further Settings for the Wireless Step 1: Installing the System..
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    Unpacking • Front speakers (2) • Speaker-bottom covers (4) • Calibration mic (1) • Bases (4) • High Speed HDMI cable (1) (Saudi Arabian, Singapore, Thai, and Taiwan models only) • Lower parts of the front and surround speakers (4) •...
  • Page 7 Preparing the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment.
  • Page 8: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel FUNCTION A Front panel display (USB) port (page 33) Used for connecting a USB device. B Soft-touch buttons/indicators D Power indicator Z (open/close) (page 32) Lights up while the system is turned on.
  • Page 9 Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Displays the system’s playing status. F Lights up when muting is on. B Lights up when repeat play is G Displays the system’s status, such as activated. radio frequency, etc. C Lights up when stereo sound is H Lights up when outputting 720p/1080i/ received.
  • Page 11 Surround amplifier Rear panel Front panel IMPEDANCE USE 3-16 SPEAKERS EZW-RT50 SECURE LINK LINK/STANDBY A "/1 (Power) C Wireless transceiver (EZW-RT50) slot D SPEAKERS jacks Turns the surround amplifier on/off. B LINK/STANDBY indicator E SECURE LINK button (page 51) You can check the status of wireless Starts the Secure Link function.
  • Page 12 B Number buttons (pages 44, 49) Remote control Enters the title/chapter numbers, preset station number, etc. (audio) (pages 41, 42) Selects the audio format/track. SPEAKERS TV AUDIO (subtitle) (page 59) BRAVIA Sync Selects the subtitle language when DIMMER multilingual subtitles are recorded on a BD- SLEEP ROM/DVD VIDEO.
  • Page 13 F Playback operation buttons H DISPLAY (pages 32, 36, 49) See “Playback” (page 32). Displays playback and web browsing information on the TV screen. ./> (previous/next) Displays the preset radio station, frequency, Skip to the previous/next chapter, track, or etc., in the front panel display. file.
  • Page 14: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System How to position the system Install the system by referring to the illustration below. A Front speaker (L (left)) B Front speaker (R (right)) C Center speaker D Surround speaker (L (left)) E Surround speaker (R (right)) F Subwoofer G Unit H Surround amplifier...
  • Page 15 About the subwoofer’s speaker cord You can arrange the subwoofer’s speaker cord by changing which direction it protrudes from the bottom of the subwoofer. Bottom of the subwoofer When packing is opened: Speaker cord is connected. • To avoid short-circuiting the speakers, make sure that the speaker cord connection is not like the following examples.
  • Page 16 When installing the subwoofer with the wide side facing forward Toward the listening position Secure the speaker cord in the speaker cord holder to the right of the speaker terminal. Speaker cord holder to the right of the speaker terminal Speaker cord Thread the speaker cord through the gap along the side of the subwoofer.
  • Page 17 When installing the subwoofer with the narrow side facing forward Toward the listening position Secure the speaker cord in the speaker cord holder to the left of the speaker terminal. Speaker cord holder to the left of the speaker terminal Speaker cord Thread the speaker cord through the gap along the side of the subwoofer.
  • Page 18: Step 2: Connecting The System

    Step 2: Connecting the System For connecting the system, read the information on the following pages. Do not connect the AC power cords (mains leads) of the unit and surround amplifier to a wall outlet (mains) until all the other connections are made. To assemble the speakers, refer to the supplied “Speaker Installation Guide.”...
  • Page 19 Connecting the TV Connect the system to your TV to display the image of the system on your TV, and listen to TV sound via the system’s speakers. Depending on the jacks and functions on your TV, select the connection method. •...
  • Page 20 The video cord is supplied with Saudi Arabian and Taiwan models only. Available only when your TV is compatible with the Audio Return Channel function. A HDMI cable connection If your TV has an HDMI jack, connect to the TV with an HDMI cable. This will provide better image quality compared to other types of connections.
  • Page 21 Connecting the other components When a component you wish to connect to the system has an HDMI (OUT) jack You can connect a component that has an HDMI (OUT) jack such as a set-top box/digital satellite ® receiver or PLAYSTATION 3, etc., with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 22 When the component does not have an HDMI OUT jack Connect the system so that video signals from the system and other component are sent to the TV, and audio signals from the component are sent to the system as follows. Video out Component Audio out...
  • Page 23 Connecting the antenna (aerial) Rear panel of the unit COAXIAL ANTENNA FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible. •...
  • Page 24: Step 3: Connecting To The Network

    Use a LAN cable to connect to the LAN (100) terminal on the unit. 2 USB Wireless Setup Use a wireless LAN via the USB Wireless LAN Adapter (Sony UWA-BR100* only). The USB Wireless LAN Adapter may not be available in some regions/countries.
  • Page 25 USB Wireless LAN Adapter to a different position or place the USB Wireless LAN Adapter and the wireless LAN router closer to each other. • You can also get the information for network settings from the following Sony support page: For customers in Europe:
  • Page 26: Step 4: Setting Up The Wireless System

    Press "/1 to turn the system on. Step 4: Setting up the "/1 Wireless System The unit transmits sound to the surround amplifier that is connected to the surround Connect the AC power cord (mains speakers. To activate wireless transmission, lead) of the surround amplifier.
  • Page 27: Step 5: Performing The Easy Setup

    Perform the [Easy Setup]. Follow the Step 5: Performing the on-screen instructions to make the basic settings using C/X/x/c, and Easy Setup Depending on the connection method (page 19), perform the following setting. Follow the Steps below to make the basic •...
  • Page 28: Step 6: Selecting The Source

    Step 6: Selecting the Source You can select the playback source. FUNCTION Press FUNCTION repeatedly until the desired function appears in the front panel display. Each time you press FUNCTION, the function changes as follows. “BD/DVD” t “FM” t “HDMI1” t “HDMI2”...
  • Page 29: Step 7: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 7: Enjoying Surround Sound After performing the previous Steps and starting playback, you can easily enjoy surround sound. You can also select pre-programmed surround settings that are tailored to different kinds of sound sources. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. X/x/c, OPTIONS Selecting surround settings based on your listening preference...
  • Page 30 Press OPTIONS. The option menu in the front panel display turns off. • When the home menu is displayed on the TV screen, this setting can be changed by selecting the surround setting via [Surround Setting] in [Audio Settings] of [Setup] (page 59). About speaker output of each surround setting The table below describes the options when you connect all the speakers to the unit.
  • Page 31 • When you select [A.F.D. Multi] (“A.F.D. MULTI”), depending on the disc or source, the beginning of the sound may be cut off while the optimum mode is automatically selected. To avoid cutting the sound, select [A.F.D. Standard] (“A.F.D. STD”). •...
  • Page 32: Playback

    Prepare for BD-LIVE (BD-LIVE only). • Connect the system to a network Playback (page 24). • Set [BD Internet Connection] to [Allow] Playing a Disc (page 59). Insert a BD-ROM with BONUSVIEW/ For playable discs, see “Playable Discs” BD-LIVE. (page 71). The operation method differs depending on Switch the input selector on your TV so the disc.
  • Page 33: Playing From A Usb Device

    Displaying the play Playing from a USB information Device You can check the playback information, etc., You can play video/music/photo files on the by pressing DISPLAY. connected USB device. The displayed information differs depending on For playable types of files, see “Playable Types the disc type and system status.
  • Page 34: Enjoying An Ipod/Iphone

    Front panel Enjoying an iPod/iPhone Rear panel You can enjoy the music/video*/photo* and charge the battery of an iPod/iPhone via the system. * European, Australian, Singapore, and Thai models VIDEO IN only. Dock for Compatible iPod/iPhone models iPod/iPhone The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows.
  • Page 35 Press C/c to select To operate the iPod/iPhone using [Video]*, [Music], or [Photo]*. the remote * European, Australian, Singapore, and Thai You can operate the iPod/iPhone using the models only. buttons on the remote. The following table shows an example of buttons that can be used. Press X/x to select [iPod (front)] or (Depending on the iPod/iPhone model, the...
  • Page 36: Playing Via A Network

    • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that Playing via a Network data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone connected to this unit. • This product has been designed specifically to work with iPod/iPhone and has been certified to meet Streaming BRAVIA Internet Apple performance standards.
  • Page 37 D Network transmission speed To play files stored on a DLNA server via the system (DLNA E The next video file name Player) F The currently selected video file name Select the DLNA server icon from [Video], [Music], or [Photo] in the home menu, Playing files on a Home then select the file that you want to play.
  • Page 38 STREAMING) Searching for video/music You can play the same music at the same time across all Sony components which are information compatible with the PARTY STREAMING function and connected to your home network. You can acquire content information using...
  • Page 39: Available Options

    To search for further related [Video] only information Items Details Select an item in the lists, and select [Information Search] or [Internet Video Search]. [A/V SYNC] Adjusts the gap between picture and sound. For details, see “Adjusting the delay between the picture and Available Options sound”...
  • Page 40 [Music] only Adjusting the delay between Items Details the picture and sound [Add Slideshow Registers music files in the (A/V SYNC) BGM] USB memory as slideshow background music (BGM). [Music Search] Displays information on the When the sound does not match the pictures on audio CD (CD-DA) based on the TV screen, you can adjust the delay between Gracenote technology.
  • Page 41: Sound Adjustment

    • “OMNI-DIR”: The same sound is audible anywhere in the room. • “3D SUR.”: “3D SUR.” is a unique Sony algorithm used for playing 3D (three- dimensional) content that provides a 3D sound experience with depth and presence by creating a virtual sound field close to your ears.
  • Page 42: Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound

    x BD/DVD VIDEO Enjoying Multiplex Depending on the BD/DVD VIDEO, the choice of language varies. Broadcast Sound When 4 digits are displayed, they indicate a language code. See “Language Code List” (page 76) to confirm which language the code (DUAL MONO) represents.
  • Page 43: Tuner

    Adjust the volume by pressing 2 +/–. Tuner If an FM program is noisy Listening to the Radio If an FM program is noisy, you can select monaural reception. There will be no stereo effect, but reception will improve. You can enjoy radio sound with the system’s speakers.
  • Page 44 Selecting the preset station Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “FM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select the preset station. The preset number and frequency appear on the TV screen and front panel display. Each time you press the button, the system tunes in one preset station.
  • Page 45: Other Operations

    This function is available on TVs with the is output via the speakers of the system, you “BRAVIA” Sync function. can change the speakers to which TV sound is By connecting Sony components that are output by pressing compatible with the Control for HDMI function SPEAKERS TVyAUDIO.
  • Page 46: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically

    to the HDMI input to which the system is Press connected. [Auto Calibration] starts. The system adjusts the speaker settings automatically. • Make sure that the component is connected to the Be quiet during the measurement. system via an HDMI cable, and the Control for HDMI function of the connected component is set to •...
  • Page 47: Setting The Speakers

    The speakers in the illustration correspond to the Setting the Speakers following: 1Center speaker 2Front left speaker (L) [Speaker Settings] 3Front right speaker (R) To obtain the best possible surround sound, set 4Subwoofer connection of the speakers and their distance 5Surround left speaker (L) from your listening position.
  • Page 48: Using The Sleep Timer

    x [Test Tone] Using the Sleep Timer The speakers will emit a test tone to adjust [Level]. You can set the system to turn off at a preset time, so you can fall asleep listening to music. [Off]: The test tone is not emitted from the The time can be preset in intervals of 10 speakers.
  • Page 49: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Each time you press DIMMER, the brightness of • When you replace the batteries of the remote, the the front panel display is changed. code number may reset itself to the default (SONY) setting. Reset the appropriate code number. Saving Power in Standby...
  • Page 50 To set the default start page Available options While the page you want to set is displayed, select [Set as start page] from the options menu. Various settings and operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. To quit Internet Browser The available items differ depending on the Press HOME.
  • Page 51: Further Settings For The Wireless System

    Press X/x to select [Secure Link], then Items Details press [Set as start page] Sets the currently displayed website as the default start Press X/x to select [On], then press page. [Open in new Opens a link in a new Press SECURE LINK on the rear of the window] window.
  • Page 52: Setting Up The Network

    Press X/x to select [Wireless Sound Setting up the Network Connection], then press The [Wireless Sound Connection] display appears. [Internet Settings] Before setting, connect the system to the Press X/x to select [RF Channel], then network. For details, see “Step 3: Connecting to press the Network”...
  • Page 53 • For more information, go to the following URL. automatically, and the [DNS Settings] display appears. For customers in Europe: When you select [Auto] and press , the system sets the DNS setting automatically. For customers in Taiwan: When you select [Specify IP address] and
  • Page 54 Press X/x to select the proxy server Check that the message [Wi-Fi setting, then press Protected Setup was successful.] appears, then press c. • [No]: A proxy server is not used. Setup of wireless LAN connectivity and the • [Yes]: Enter the proxy server setting. IP address is finished.
  • Page 55 Press X/x to select the security mode, then press WEP applies security to communications to • [None]: Select this if the wireless LAN is prevent outsiders from intercepting unsecured. Setup of wireless LAN communications or intruding into your wireless connectivity is finished. Next, enter the IP network.
  • Page 56: Settings And Adjustments

    Icon Explanation the following website: [Network Update] (page 56) Updates the software of the For customers in Europe: system. [Screen Settings] (page 57) Makes the screen settings For customers in Taiwan: according to the type of connecting jacks.
  • Page 57: [Screen Settings]

    For customers in other countries/regions: x [DVD Aspect Ratio] [Letter Box]: Displays a wide picture with black bands on the top and bottom. During a software update, “UPDATING” appears in the front panel display. After the update completes, the main unit automatically turns off.
  • Page 58: [Audio Settings]

    x [BD/DVD-ROM 1080/24p Output] [Audio Settings] [Auto]: Outputs 1920 × 1080p/24 Hz video signals only when connecting a 1080/24p- compatible TV using the HDMI (OUT) jack. x [BD Audio MIX Setting] [Off]: Select this when your TV is not [On]: Outputs the audio obtained by mixing the compatible with 1080/24p video signals.
  • Page 59: [Bd/Dvd Viewing Settings]

    x [Sound Effect] [BD/DVD Viewing You can set the system’s sound effects (SOUND Settings] MODE and [Surround Setting] to on/off. [On]: Enables all of the system’s sound effects. You can make detailed settings for BD/DVD The upper limit of sampling frequency is set to playback.
  • Page 60: [Parental Control Settings]

    [Parental Control [Music Settings] Settings] You can make detailed settings for Super Audio CD playback. x [Password] x [Super Audio CD Playback Layer] Set or change the password for the Parental [Super Audio CD]: Plays the Super Audio CD Control function. A password allows you to set layer.
  • Page 61: [Network Settings]

    DLNA controller. [Off]: Displays information only when you [Smart Select]: Allows a Sony DLNA controller press DISPLAY. to find the system as the target component to operate by using the infrared ray. You can set x [Screen Saver] this function to on or off.
  • Page 62: [Easy Setup]

    x [Media Remote Device Registration] Registers your “Media remote” device. x [Registered Media Remote Devices] Displays a list of your registered “Media remote” devices. [Easy Setup] Re-runs the Easy Setup to make the basic settings. Follow the on-screen instructions. [Resetting] x [Reset to Factory Default Settings] You can reset the system settings to the factory default by selecting the group of settings.
  • Page 63: Additional Information

    • Place the system in a location with adequate If you have any questions or problems concerning ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the system. your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. • At high volume, over long periods of time, the cabinet On cleaning discs, disc/lens becomes hot to the touch.
  • Page 64: Notes About The Discs

    On moving the system Notes about the Discs • Before moving the system, make sure that there is no disc inserted, and remove the AC power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (mains). On handling discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge.
  • Page 65: Troubleshooting

    Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. In the event of a problem with the wireless sound function, have a Sony dealer check the entire system together (main unit and surround amplifier).
  • Page 66 Picture Symptom Problems and solutions There is no picture. • Check the output method on your system (page 19). There is no picture when you • The unit is connected to an input device that is not HDCP (High-bandwidth make an HDMI cable Digital Content Protection) compliant (“HDMI”...
  • Page 67 Sound Symptom Problems and solutions There is no sound. • The speaker cord is not connected securely. • Check the speaker settings (page 47). The Super Audio CD sound of a • HDMI (IN 1) and HDMI (IN 2) does not accept an audio format that contains component that is connected to copy protection.
  • Page 68 After checking the above items and fixing any problems, turn on the surround amplifier. If the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer. • Flashes green or orange slowly or turns red.
  • Page 69 • Picture/sound quality may be improved by changing the connection speed. detail, especially during fast- Sony recommends a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard- motion or dark scenes. definition video and 10 Mbps for high-definition video.
  • Page 70 “BRAVIA” Sync ([Control for HDMI]) Symptom Problems and solutions The [Control for HDMI] • Check that [Control for HDMI] is set to [On] (page 60). function does not work • If you change the HDMI connection, turn the system off and on again. (“BRAVIA”...
  • Page 71: Playable Discs

    Note on playback operations of a Playable Discs BD/DVD Some playback operations of a BD/DVD may be intentionally set by software producers. Since Blu-ray Disc BD-ROM this system plays a BD/DVD according to the BD-R/BD-RE disc contents the software producers designed, DVD-ROM some playback features may not be available.
  • Page 72: Playable Types Of Files

    Playable Types of Files • Some files may not play depending on the file format, the file encoding, the recording condition, or DLNA server condition. Video • Some files edited on a PC may not play. • The system can recognize the following files or File format Extensions folders in BDs, DVDs, CDs and USB devices:...
  • Page 73: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported Audio Formats Audio formats supported by this system are as follows. Format LPCM 2ch LPCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital Dolby DTS-ES DTS-HD DTS-HD LPCM 7.1ch TrueHD, Discrete 6.1, High Master Function Dolby Digital DTS-ES Resolution Audio Plus Matrix 6.1, Audio DTS96/24 “BD/DVD”...
  • Page 74: Specifications

    Antenna (aerial) terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced Specifications Speakers Front (SS-TSB108) Amplifier Section Dimensions (approx.) 96 mm × 775 mm × 72 mm POWER OUTPUT (rated) (w/h/d) (wall-mounted Front L/Front R: 108 W + 108 W (at 3 ohms, part) 1 kHz, 1% THD) 275 mm ×...
  • Page 75 Other models: 220 V - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption On: 50 W Standby power consumption 0.5 W (standby mode) 0.18 W (turned off) Dimensions (approx.) 206 mm × 60 mm × 236 mm (w/h/d) with the wireless transceiver inserted Mass (approx.) 1.3 kg...
  • Page 76: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Parental Control/Area Code List...
  • Page 77: Index

    Index Numerics 3D 32 FM Mode 43 Rear panel 10 3D Output Setting 57 Front panel 8 Region code 71 Front panel display 9 Registered Media Remote Devices 62 A/V SYNC 40 Remote control 12 Attenuate - AUDIO 58 Gracenote Settings 61 Renderer Access Control 61 Audio 59 Renderer Set-up 61...
  • Page 80 The software of this system may be updated in the future. To find out details on any available updates, please visit the following URL. For customers in Europe: For customers in Taiwan: For customers in other countries/regions: ©2011 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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