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.
EU directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108- 0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
THX Surround. This product using Neural-THX manufactured under license from Neural Audio Corporation and THX Ltd. Sony Corporation hereby grants the user a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right of use to this product under USA and foreign patent, patent pending and other technology or trademarks owned by Neural Audio Corporation and THX Ltd.
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Table of Contents Description and location of parts ...8 Getting Started 1: Installing speakers ...21 2: Connecting the monitor ...25 3a: Connecting the audio components ...27 3b: Connecting the video components ...32 3c: Connecting the IR Blaster ...42 4: Connecting the antennas (aerials) ...44 5: Connecting to the network ...45 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...47 7: Setting the speakers ...48...
Using Other Features Using “BRAVIA” Sync features ... 112 Switching the monitors that output the HDMI video signals ... 116 Outputting the HDMI signals even when the receiver is in standby mode (Pass Through) ... 116 Switching between digital and analog audio ...
Description and location of parts Front panel Status of the POWER button The receiver is turned off (initial setting). Press POWER to turn the receiver on. You cannot turn the receiver on using the remote. On/Standby Press /1 on the remote to turn the receiver on or set it to the standby mode.
Name Function A POWER Press to turn the receiver on or off. B AUTO CAL MIC Connects to the jack supplied optimizer microphone for the Digital Cinema Auto Calibration function (page 51). C TONE MODE Adjusts FRONT, CENTER, TONE SURROUND/ SURROUND BACK BASS and TREBLE.
Name Function R INPUT Turn to select the input SELECTOR source to play back. To select the input source for zone 2 or zone 3, press ZONE SELECT ( zone 2 or zone 3 first (“ZONE 2 INPUT” or “ZONE 3 INPUT” appears on the display), then turn INPUT SELECTOR to select...
Indicators on the display Name Function A SW Lights up when subwoofer is connected and the audio signal is output from the SUBWOOFER jack. While this indicator lights up, the receiver creates a subwoofer signal based on the L.F.E. signal in the disc being played back or the low frequency components of the front channels.
Name Function B Playback The letters (L, C, R, etc.) channel indicate the channels being indicators played back. The boxes around the letters vary to show how the receiver downmixes the source sound (based on the speaker settings). Front Left Front Right Center (monaural) Surround Left...
Name Function H D.C.A.C. Lights up when auto calibration is activated. I ZONE 2/ Lights up while operation in ZONE 3 zone 2/zone 3 is being enabled. J L.F.E. Lights up when the disc being played back contains an L.F.E. (Low Frequency Effects) channel.
Name Function P Dolby Lights up one of the Digital respective indicators when Surround the receiver is decoding the indicators corresponding Dolby Digital format signals. Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Plus ;D EX Dolby Digital Surround EX Note When playing a Dolby Digital format disc, be sure that you have made digital connections and that INPUT MODE is not...
Player, or a satellite tuner. An image and the sound are output to TV or a projector (page 25, 33). B Control jacks for Sony equipment and other external components IR REMOTE Connect an IR IN/OUT jacks repeater (page 105) or an IR Blaster (page 42).
E VIDEO/AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT section AUDIO IN/ Connect to a VCR or OUT jacks a DVD player etc. (page 25, 37, 38, 39). VIDEO IN/ OUT* jacks AUDIO OUT Connect to the jacks component in zone 2 VIDEO OUT or zone 3 (page 105). jack EXT VIDEO IN Connects to the...
Remote commander You can use the supplied remote to operate the receiver and to control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to operate. Simple remote commander (RM-AAU061) This remote can only be used to operate the receiver. You can control the main functions of the receiver with simple operations using this remote.
(page 172). If you press ?/1 (2) button at the same time, it will turn off the receiver and other Sony components (SYSTEM STANDBY). Note The function of the AV ?/1...
Name Function G WIDE Press TV (wf), then press WIDE repeatedly to select the wide picture mode. H D.TUNING Press SHIFT (wg), then press to enter direct tuning mode (page 69, 76). I CLEAR Press SHIFT (wg), then press to –...
Name Function Z Numeric Press SHIFT (wg), then press to buttons – preset/tune to preset stations. – select track numbers of the CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player or MD deck. Press -/-- (wj) to select track number 10. –...
Getting Started 1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one subwoofer). 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 subwoofer (5.1 channel system).
Tips • The angle A should be the same. • When you connect a 6.1 channel speaker system, place the surround back speaker behind the seating position. • Since the subwoofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
Connecting speakers Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cords (not supplied) AFront speaker A (L) BFront speaker A (R) CCenter speaker DSubwoofer ESurround back speaker (L) FSurround back speaker (R) GSurround speaker (L) HSurround speaker (R)
When you connect a subwoofer with an auto standby function, turn off the function when watching movies. If the auto standby function is set to on, it turns to standby mode automatically based on the level of the input signal to a subwoofer, then sound may not be output.
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). It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
Notes • Before connecting cords, make sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). • Connect image display components such as a TV monitor or a projector to the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jack on the receiver. You may not be able to record, even if you connect recording components.
3a: Connecting the audio components How to hook up your components This section describes how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, see “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
Connecting components with digital audio input/output jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player, an MD deck and DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter. Super Audio CD player, CD player A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) B Optical digital cord (not supplied) Notes •...
Notes on playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player • No sound is output when playing a Super Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player connected to only the COAXIAL SA-CD/ CD IN jack on this receiver. When you play a Super Audio CD, connect the player to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT or SA-CD/CD IN jacks.
Connecting components with multi-channel output jacks If your DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player or Super Audio CD player is equipped with multi-channel output jacks, you can connect them to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks of this receiver to enjoy multi-channel sound. Alternatively, the multi-channel input jacks can be used to connect an external multi-channel decoder.
Connecting components with analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component with analog jacks, such as Super Audio CD, CD player, MD deck, tape deck and turntable, etc. Turntable A Audio cord (not supplied) Notes • If your turntable has a ground (earth) wire, connect it to the (U) SIGNAL GND terminal.
3b: Connecting the video components How to hook up your components This section describes how to hook up your components to this receiver. Before you begin, see “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
Connecting components with HDMI jacks HDMI is the abbreviated name for High- Definition Multimedia Interface. It is an interface which transmits video and audio signals in digital format. HDMI features • A digital audio signals transmitted by HDMI can be output from the speakers and the PRE OUT jacks on this receiver.
IN jacks Audio signals TV monitor, projector, etc. A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. B Optical digital cord (not supplied) C Audio cord (not supplied) Blu-ray Disc Player, PS3™, hard disk recorder...
Audio/video signals A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. To enjoy TV multi channel surround sound broadcasting You can listen to TV multi channel surround sound broadcasting from the speakers connected to the receiver.
• Use a High Speed HDMI cable. If you use a Standard HDMI cable, 1080p or Deep Color images may not be displayed properly. • Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. • We do not recommend using an HDMI-DVI conversion cable.
Connecting a DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
Connecting a satellite tuner, Set-top box The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner, Set-top box. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Audio signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied)
Connecting components with analog video and audio jack The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as a DVD recorder or VCR, etc. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
To the VIDEO 2 IN jacks C Audio/video cord (not supplied) Function for conversion of video signals This receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. • Composite video signals can be output as HDMI video and component video signals. •...
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.
3c: Connecting the IR Blaster Attach the supplied IR Blaster to components connected to the receiver. You can control components connected to the receiver via the IR Blaster using the on-screen remote control. IR Blaster (supplied) Infrared transmitter Remote sensor Place the components and the IR Blaster as follows when you want to operate two components with the IR Blaster.
After referring to the operating instructions of the components connected to the receiver, make sure to place the IR Blaster just above or below the remote sensor. Remote sensors on Sony Recorders and other products are identified by the symbol. Note Do not remove the backing paper from the IR Blaster yet.
4: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Connect the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial). FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) * The shape of the connector varies depending on the area. Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) away from the receiver and other components.
5: Connecting to the network Configuring your home network with DLNA- compliant devices. If your computer is connected to the Internet, you can connect this receiver to the Internet as well, through the wired LAN connection. Note The method used to connect your computer to the Internet depends on the devices, your ISP, your computer, and the router used.
Configuration example The following illustration is a configuration example of a home network with the receiver, a computer. We recommend that you use a wired connection. Internet Modem LAN cable (not supplied) Note A audio or video playback on the computer may occasionally be interrupted when you use a wireless connection.
6: Preparing the receiver and the remote Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains lead) to the AC IN terminal on the receiver, then connect the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet. Notes •...
Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM- AAL021 or RM-AAL022 remote commander. Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM- AAU061 remote control. Observe the correct polarity when installing batteries. RM-AAL021 RM-AAL022 Notes • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
Press V/v repeatedly to select “Speaker,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Impedance,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “4 Ω” or “8 Ω” depending on the speakers you are using, then press The parameter you have selected is entered.
Selecting the front speakers You can select the front speakers you want to drive. SPEAKERS switch Set the SPEAKERS switch to select the front speaker system you want to drive. Note This setting is not available when headphones are connected. Set to To select The speakers connected to the...
Optimizer microphone Connect the supplied optimizer microphone to the AUTO CAL MIC jack. Set up the optimizer microphone. Place the optimizer microphone at your seating position. Use a stool or tripod so that the optimizer microphone remains at the same height as your ears. Orient the L end of the optimizer microphone toward the front left speaker and the R end of the optimizer microphone toward the front...
c) • Signals with a sampling frequency of 88.2 kHz and higher are always played back at either 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz. • The measurement result is not utilized when Dolby TrueHD signals with a sampling frequency of 176.4 kHz and higher are being received.
Press to select “Start.” The measurement starts in five seconds. When the measurement ends, a beep sounds and the measurement result appears on the TV screen. Press to select “Next.” “Save auto calibration (auto speaker setup)?” appears. To save the measurement results, follow the steps in “Saving the measurement results”...
Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. Engineer Sets the frequency to one that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. Front Reference Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
Checking the auto calibration results If a warning message or error code appears in step 7 of “Performing auto calibration” (page 51), check the problem of the error and perform auto calibration again. Press B/b to select “Yes,” then press when “Error occurred during calibration, press to investigate.”...
Display Explanation Warning 44 Measurement has been completed. However the speakers are not placed in the proper position with respect to each other. See “1: Installing speakers” (page 21) and check the relative positions of the speakers. NO WARNING There is no warning information. ---------- No speakers are connected.
9: Configuring the network settings of the receiver The network settings for the receiver must be set correctly to use the network functions of the receiver. You can make the required network settings for the receiver by following the instructions provided by an initial setup wizard.
Network 100Base-TX or higher Sound Direct Sound compatible sound card card Note Sony does not guarantee trouble-free operation on all computers that satisfy the system requirements. Other software operating on background may affect the operation of this software. Installing the VAIO Media plus...
Turn on your computer and login as an administrator. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The installation launcher starts automatically, then a Software Setup window appears on the screen. If installation launcher does not start automatically, double-click “SetupLauncher.exe”...
Using the menu Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu you want, then press or b to enter the menu mode. The menu item list appears on the TV screen. Example: When you select “...
Using the option menus When you press OPTIONS, the option menus for the selected main menu are displayed. You can select a related function without reselecting the menu. Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select a menu you want, then press or b to enter the menu mode.
Playback Enjoying sound/images from the component connected to the receiver MASTER VOLUME MUTING Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “ Input,” then press The menu item list appears on the TV screen.
To turn the volume up or down quickly: turn the knob quickly. To make fine adjustment: turn the knob slowly. • You can adjust the volume differently depending on the length of time you press and hold the MASTER VOLUME +/– button on the remote. To turn the volume up or down quickly: press and hold the button.
For details on connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, see “Connecting components with digital audio input/output jacks” (page 28). You can use the following Sony DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters: • TDM-BT1/BT10 Bluetooth™ Wireless Audio Adapter • TDM-NW10 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter •...
Icon Component that is connected DMPORT A component other than one of the following is connected. iPod The iPod model recognized is connected. Walkman The Network Walkman recognized is connected. Bluetooth The Bluetooth drive recognized is connected. Mobile The Mobile Phone Phone recognized is connected.
Press V/v/B/b and track or content from the contents list. The following content lists are just examples. They may vary depending on the components connected to the receiver. In case of iPod Music Playlists > Playlist > Track Artists > Artist > Album > Track Albums >...
Changing the operation screen using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT You can change the operation screen using the GUI menu. The DMPORT Control mode is supported by the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters like TDM-iP50. This mode is not supported by other adapters. Press V/v repeatedly on the “...
Tuning Listening to FM/AM radio You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner. Before operation, make sure you have connected the FM and AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver (page 44). The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. •...
Tuning into a station directly (Direct Tuning) Enter the frequency of a station directly by using the numeric buttons on the multifunction remote. This operation cannot be performed using the simple remote. SHIFT Numeric buttons Press AMP. The receiver can be operated using the remote.
Receiving RDS broadcasts (European model only) This receiver also allows you to use RDS (Radio Data System), which enables radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. You can display RDS information. Select a station on the FM band you want to listen to using Auto Tuning (page 68) or Direct Tuning.
• When a station broadcasts radio text data, it is displayed at the same rate at which it is sent from the station. Any change in this rate is reflected in the display rate of the data. • The RDS information is shown on the display of this receiver.
Repeat steps 1 to 4 to preset another station. You can store stations as follows: • AM band: AM1 to AM30 • FM band: FM1 to FM30 Tuning to preset stations Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “...
Listening to satellite radio (USA/Canadian model only) To listen to Satellite Radio, you’ll need to connect either a SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio tuner (sold separately) to your satellite-ready receiver. Satellite Radio is available to residents of the US (except Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada.
Connecting a satellite radio tuner SIRIUS jack To connect to the XM jack Before operating the system, connect the XM Mini-Tuner and Home Dock to the XM jack. Note To ensure optimal reception of XM’s satellite signal, move your antenna to various window locations around your home to see where the best reception will be received.
Check the XM Radio ID or Sirius ID on the TV screen and write it in the space provided here. XM Radio ID:_____________________ Sirius ID:_________________________ You can also check the XM Radio ID and Sirius ID using the display on the receiver.
• (category name): You can select a channel from one category. When the “Preset Mode” screen is displayed, press OPTIONS, then press V/ v repeatedly to select “Category Mode.” Press V/v to select the channel, then press The selected channel is being received. The channel information is displayed on the TV screen.
Press V/v to select “Direct Tuning,” then press Press SHIFT, then press the numeric buttons to enter the channel number, then press The selected channel is tune in. Presetting satellite radio channels You can select the channels you want directly by presetting them using the preset numbers.
Press V/v repeatedly to select the preset number you want to use as the preset channel, then press Preset channels from 1 to 30 are available, and a default channel is preset for all the preset channels when you purchase the receiver.
Press V/v repeatedly to select “ON,” then press “Enter your 4-digit lock code.” appears. Enter your 4-digit lock code using the numeric buttons. “The channel has been locked.” appears and the Parental Lock is set. 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.
Message list SIRIUS Satellite Radio message list Message Explanation appears Antenna Error The antenna is not connected properly. Check the connection between the SiriusConnect Acquiring Signal The receiving condition is not good. Call 888-539- You have not subscribed for the selected SIRI channel.
XM Radio message list Message Explanation appears Check Antenna The XM antenna is not connected to the XM Mini-Tuner Dock or the XM antenna cable is damaged. CH Unauthorized You selected an XM channel that is blocked or cannot be received with your XM subscription package.
Enjoying Surround Sound Playing back with 2-channel sound You can switch the output sound to 2-channel sound regardless of the recording formats of the software you are using, the playback component connected, or the sound field settings of the receiver. 2CH/ A.DIRECT Press 2CH/A.DIRECT repeatedly to select the 2-channel sound mode of the...
Playing back with multi-channel surround The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel stereo sound as multi-channel sound. A.F.D. Press A.F.D. repeatedly to select the A.F.D. mode you want. A.F.D.
Setting a multi-channel surround sound effect Start playing a sound source you want to listen to (CD, DVD, etc.). Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “ Settings,” then press The Settings menu list appears on the TV screen.
Notes • This function does not work when the multi- channel input is selected. • Neural-THX is not effective when DTS-HD signals with a sampling frequency of 88.2 kHz and higher are being received. • This function does not work when Dolby TrueHD signals with a sampling frequency of 176.4 kHz and higher are being received.
Enjoying a surround effect for music You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the receiver’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of concert halls into your home. Press MUSIC repeatedly to select the surround effect you want for music. Sound field D.Concert Hall A D.Concert Hall B...
To listen to music through headphones connected to the receiver Sound field Effect Headphone (2ch) This mode is selected automatically if you use headphones when “2ch Stereo” mode or A.F.D. mode is selected. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi-channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channels.
Enjoying a surround effect for movies You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting the receiver’s preprogrammed HD- D.C.S. (HD Digital Cinema Sound) sound field. It brings the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. For details on HD-D.C.S.
Notes • HD-D.C.S. does not work when the multi-channel input is selected. • HD-D.C.S. does not work when DTS-HD signals with a sampling frequency of 88.2 kHz and higher are being received. • HD-D.C.S. does not work when Dolby TrueHD signals with a sampling frequency of 176.4 kHz and higher are being received.
Digital audio formats supported by the receiver Digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on digital audio input jacks for the components connected. This receiver supports the following audio formats. Audio format Dolby Digital Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD DTS-ES DTS 96/24...
Audio format Multi channel Linear PCM a)Audio signals are output in another format if the playback component does not correspond to the format. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the playback component. b)Signals with a sampling frequency of 176.4 kHz and higher are played back at 96 kHz or 88.2 kHz. Connection of the playback component and Maximum number of channels...
Using Network Features About the network functions of the receiver • The home network function of the receiver supports the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standard. You can also enjoy content (music, photos, and videos) which have been stored on a DLNA-compliant device (DLNA CERTIFIED™...
What you can do with the home network function You can do the following using the network function of the receiver. Playing back content (music, photos, and videos) on devices on a home network You can play back music, photos, and videos stored on other devices such as a computer on your home network using this receiver (page 96).
Other features Changing the settings using a computer You can change the settings of the receiver using a computer on your home network (page 103). Computer ES Utility application software STR-DA5500ES Firmware update You can update the firmware of the receiver over the Internet. A) Update the firmware directly over the Internet (page 146) Internet STR-DA5500ES...
B) Update the firmware using a file downloaded from the Internet via a computer (page 103) Computer Internet ES Utility application software STR-DA5500ES...
Enjoying content stored on the server A server is a device which delivers content (music, photos, and videos) to a DLNA device on a home network. You can play back music, photos, and videos stored on the server using the receiver. Computer Press MENU.
Using the multifunction remote to play back content You can enjoy content on the server by using the following buttons on the multifunction remote. Press AMP to operate the receiver using the remote. Content Type Music Photo Remote button > * This button may not work depending on the connected server or the content type.
Listening to Rhapsody You can enjoy the Rhapsody Digital Music Service, without turning on a computer, by connecting your receiver to the internet. Rhapsody is only available in the US. Rhapsody Digital Music Service Play all the music you want with Rhapsody Thousands of artists.
Press V/v/B/b and a character one by one to enter your password. Press V/v/B/b repeatedly to select “Finish,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Finish,” then press Note Repeat the process again from step 6 if the sign in fails.
Press V/v/B/b to select the track you want to listen to from the list, then press The playback screen appears on the TV screen and the track you selected is played back. Note You can listen to only the same track in both the main zone and the 2nd zone.
Press V/v repeatedly to select “Delete album from My Library,” “Delete track from My Library,” or “Delete channel from My Library,” then press The confirmation screen of deletion appears on the screen. Press B/b repeatedly to select “Yes,” then press The deletion is completed.
Selecting a SHOUTcast station Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “ SHOUTcast,” then press or b. Press V/v repeatedly to select “Preset List,” “0-9,” or A to Z, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select the genre you want to listen to, then press Press V/v/B/b to select the...
Features of the ES Utility application software You can check the settings of the receiver, and adjust those settings using your computer, as well as using the receiver, after installing the ES Utility application software provided on the CD-ROM supplied with the receiver. The following settings cannot be set using the computer with the ES Utility application software.
Press V/v repeatedly to select “ Settings,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “System,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “System Update,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “PC Update,” then press A confirmation screen appears on the TV screen.
When using an IR repeater (not supplied), you can operate both a component in the main zone and Sony receiver in zone 2 or zone 3 from zone 2 or zone 3. Use the multifunction remote in zone 2 or zone 3.
Main zone IR REMOTE IN ZONE 2 VIDEO OUT* ZONE 2 AUDIO OUT A IR repeater (not supplied) B Speakers C Sony Amplifier/Receiver * You can also connect to the COMPONENT VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jack. STR-DA5500ES STR-DA5500ES Zone 2 monitor...
2:Zone 3 connections Main room Zone 3 IR REMOTE IN STR-DA5500ES ZONE 3 AUDIO OUT Multifunction remote A IR repeater (not supplied) B Speakers C Sony Amplifier/Receiver...
Setting the speakers in zone 2 When the speakers in zone 2 are connected to the SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS terminals of the receiver (page 106), make the setting so that the sound selected in zone 2 is output from the speakers connected to the SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS terminals.
Switching the zone setting of the remote The remote commander is initially set to be used in zone 2. If you want to use it in zone 3, switch the zone setting of the remote. RM SET SHIFT Press ?/1 while pressing RM SET UP.
Press ZONE. The remote switches to zone 2 or zone 3. Change the zone setting of the remote to zone 2 or zone 3 in advance (page 109). Press ?/1. The zone function is activated. Press one of the input buttons on the remote to select the source signals you want to output.
Press B to select “Start,” then press The same sound of the input selected in main zone is output in the zone selected in party mode (page 138). To exit the party mode Select other input in zone 2 or zone 3. See “Operating the receiver from another zone (ZONE 2/ZONE 3 operations)”...
When your TV is compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function When you connect a Sony TV with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function, the Control for HDMI function of the receiver can be turned on simultaneously by turning the Control for HDMI function of the TV on.
Notes • When you pull out the HDMI cable or change the connection, perform the steps given in “When your TV is compatible with the “Control for HDMI- Easy Setting” function” (page 112) or “When your TV is not compatible with the “Control for HDMI- Easy Setting”...
Press V/v repeatedly to select “Control for HDMI,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “ON,” then press The Control for HDMI function of the receiver is activated. Press GUI MODE to exit the GUI menu. If the GUI menu is displayed, the Control for HDMI function of the playback components will not work properly.
Notes • When “Control for HDMI” is set to “ON,” the “Audio Out” settings in the HDMI settings menu will set automatically depending on the System Audio Control settings. • When you connect a TV that does not have System Audio Control function, the System Audio Control function does not work.
Switching the monitors that output the HDMI video signals When you have two monitors connected to the HDMI OUT A and HDMI OUT B jacks, you can switch the output for these two monitors using the HDMI OUTPUT button on the multifunction remote.
When the TV is turned on while the receiver is in the standby mode, the receiver outputs HDMI signals from the receiver’s HDMI OUT A jack. Sony recommends this setting if you use a TV that is compatible with “BRAVIA” Sync. This setting saves power in the standby mode compared with the “ON”...
• When either the HDMI input, DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, Server, Rhapsody, SHOUTcast, XM, or SIRIUS is selected, “------” appears on the display, and you cannot select other modes. Select an input other than the HDMI input, DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, Server, Rhapsody, SHOUTcast, XM, or SIRIUS then set the audio input mode.
Press V/v repeatedly to select “ Input,” then press Press V/v to select the input name you want to assign. Press OPTIONS. The option menu appears. Press V/v to select “Input Assign,” then press Press V/v/B/b to select the audio and/or video signals you want to assign to the input selected in step 3, then press or b.
Using the sleep timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. Use the multifunction remote for this operation. This operation cannot be performed using the simple remote. Press AMP. Press SLEEP repeatedly. Each time you press SLEEP, the display changes cyclically as follows: When sleep timer is being used, “SLEEP”...
Enjoying the surround effect at low volume levels This function allows you to retain a theater like environment at low volume levels. This function can be used with other sound fields. When watching a movie late at night, you will be able to hear the dialog clearly even at a low volume level.
Recording using the receiver You can record from a video/audio component using the receiver. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your recording component. Recording onto a MiniDisc or audio tape You can record onto a MiniDisc or audio tape using the receiver.
(COMMAND MODE AV 1 or COMMAND MODE AV 2) of the receiver and the remote. Switch the command mode from the initial setting to the appropriate setting, if other Sony component is operated accidentally by the same remote, when you are operating the receiver using the remote supplied with the receiver.
Switching the command mode of the simple remote commander DISPLAY MUTING Press MUTING and at the same time while pressing DISPLAY. Switching the command mode of the multifunction remote commander RM SET SHIFT 1, 2 Press ?/1 while pressing RM SET UP.
Using a bi-amplifier connection If you are not using surround back speakers, you can use the SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS 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 SPEAKERS A terminals, and connect the jacks on the Hi (or Lo) side of the front speakers to the...
Adjusting Settings Using the setting menu You can adjust the various settings for speakers, surround effects, multi zone, etc. using the setting menu. To display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen, make sure that the receiver is in “GUI MODE”...
Menu icon Description Speaker Sets the speaker position and impedance manually (page 130). Surround Adjusts the sound field (surround effect) you selected (page 134). Adjusts the equalizer (bass/ treble sound) (page 136). Multi Zone Makes the settings for Multi Zone (page 136). Audio Sets various sound items (page 138).
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.
Speaker settings You can adjust each speaker manually. You can also adjust the speaker levels after the auto calibration is completed. Note The Speaker settings are only for the current “Seating Position.” Impedance You can set the speaker impedance. For details, see “7: Setting the speakers”...
Manual Setup You can adjust each speaker manually on the Manual Setup screen. You can also adjust the speaker levels after the auto calibration is completed. To adjust the speaker level You can adjust each speaker’s level (center, surround left/right, surround back left/right, subwoofer).
Tips • The “LARGE” and “SMALL” settings for each speaker determine whether the internal sound processor will cut the bass signal from that channel. When the bass is cut from a channel, the bass redirection circuitry sends the corresponding bass frequencies to the subwoofer or other “LARGE”...
from adjacent speakers. Some items may not be displayed, depending on the setting of the speaker pattern. Press V/v to adjust “Level:,” then press To output the source sound from adjacent speakers You can output the source sound from adjacent speakers so that you can adjust the balance between the speakers.
Distance Unit (Distance unit) Lets you select the unit of measure for setting distances. x meter The distance is displayed in meters. x feet The distance is displayed in feet. Surround settings You can adjust the sound effect on the Sound Field Setup screen.
• Theater Theater type (default setting) mixes reflection and reverberation sound creating the characteristics of a mastering studio. Additionally, this type mixes in frequency characteristics that are often found in professional studios and movie theaters. It is ideal for watching movies in a listening room that has less reverberation.
EQ settings You can use following parameters to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of front, center and surround/surround back speakers. Bass Level (dB) Frequency (Hz) Notes • This function does not work in the following cases. – The multi-channel input is selected. –...
To adjust the volume for zone 2 You can adjust the volume in the main zone. If “Sur Back Assign” is set to “ZONE2” in the Speaker settings menu, you can also adjust the volume of zone 2. Press V/v to select the zone for which you want to adjust the volume, then press Press B/b to select “Volume,”...
Party Setup Lets you select the zone which plays back the same music as the main zone when you press the PARTY button to start the party mode. x ZONE2+ZONE3 x ZONE2 x ZONE3 Audio settings You can make settings for the audio to suit your preference.
Dual Mono (Digital broadcast language selection) Lets you select the language you want when you listen to the dual audio of a digital broadcast. This feature only functions for Dolby Digital sources. x MAIN/SUB Sound of the main language will be output through the front left speaker, and sound of the sub language will be output through the front right speaker simultaneously.
Video settings Makes settings for video. Resolution (Converting video signals) Lets you convert the resolution of analog video input signals. For details on video input/output conversion classified according to the Resolution menu settings, see Figure 1 on page 141. x AUTO x DIRECT Lets you output analog video input signals without conversion.
Figure 1 Output from “Resolution” menu setting Input signals DIRECT Component video Composite video AUTO Component video (initial setting) Composite video 480i/576i Component video Composite video 480p/576p Component video Composite video 720p, 1080i Component video Composite video 1080p Component video Composite video z : Video signals are converted and output through the video converter.
In this case, select “AMP” for “Audio Out.” • The H.A.T.S. function of this receiver works when a Sony SCD-XA5400ES is connected to the receiver. Stream information about the H.A.T.S. function available...
Notes • The sound quality of the playback component depends on the TV’s sound quality, such as the number of channels, and the sampling frequency, etc. When the TV has stereo speakers, the sound output from the receiver is also stereo as that of the TV, even if you play multi-channel source.
Network settings Makes the settings for the network. Network Setup Lets you make the network settings. To check the network settings Press V/v repeatedly to select “Network Setup,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Network Information,” then press The network setting information of the receiver is displayed on the TV screen.
Press V/v/B/b and to select a character one by one to enter the port number. Press V/v/B/b repeatedly to select “Finish,” then press Press b. Press V/v repeatedly to select “Finish,” then press Rhapsody Account Lets you enter the Rhapsody Account number to listen to the Rhapsody Internet radio service.
System settings Customizes the settings of the receiver. Screen Saver Lets you activate the screen saver function for the GUI menu on the TV connected to the receiver. x OFF The screen saver function is disabled. x ON When there has been no operation attempted for 15 minutes, the screen saver function is activated automatically.
Notes • In the following cases, a message appears on the TV screen and the update of the receiver is not performed. – when all versions are the latest one. – when the receiver cannot retrieve the data, such as when the network has not been set up, or when the server is down, etc.
Press MENU. The menu is displayed in the display window of the receiver. Example: When you select “Speaker Settings” Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu item, then press The parameter appears in brackets. Press V/v repeatedly to select the parameter you want, then press...
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 AUTO CAL START? 5 4 3 2 1 MEASURING: TONE MEASURING: T.S.P. MEASURING: WOOFER COMPLETE [xxxxxxxxxx]...
Menu Item Speaker Settings SP PATTERN [xxxxx] FRONT SIZE [xxxxx] CENTER SIZE [xxxxx] SURROUND SIZE [xxxxx] SB ASSIGN [xxxxx] FRONT L [xxxxxxxxx] FRONT R [xxxxxxxxx] CENTER [xxxxxxxxx] SURROUND L [xxxxxxxxx] SURROUND R [xxxxxxxxx] SUR BACK [xxxxxxxxx] SUR BACK L [xxxxxxxxx] SUR BACK R [xxxxxxxxx] SUB WOOFER...
Menu Item Sur Settings SOUND FIELD SELECT ? [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxx] ENHANCED SUR SELECT? [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxx] EFFECT TYPE [xxxxxxx] EQ Settings FRONT BASS [xxxdB] FRONT TREBLE [xxxdB] CENTER BASS [xxxdB] CENTER TREBLE [xxxdB] SUR/SB BASS [xxxdB] SUR/SB TREBLE [xxxdB] Tuner Settings FM MODE [xxxxxx] NAME IN ? [xxxxxxxx] FMxx [xxxxxxxx]...
Menu Item HDMI Settings CTRL FOR HDMI [xxx] PASS THROUGH [xxxx] AUDIO OUT [xxxxxx] 24p SOUND SYNC [xxx] SW LEVEL [xxxdB] VIDEO DIRECT [xxx] System Settings NAME IN ? [xxxxxxxx] PARTY SETUP [xxxxxxx] ZONE2/3, ZONE2, ZONE3 12V TRIG. MAIN [xxxxx] 12V TRIG.
Operating Each Component Using the On-screen Remote (Quick Click) Operating components or lighting connected to the receiver using the on-screen remote (Quick Click) You can control components connected to the receiver, a projector, and the light control unit using the on-screen remote on the TV screen. On-Screen remote (Quick Click) IR Blaster Common Components...
Using Quick Click You can control components connected to the receiver, a TV, projector, or lighting using the on-screen remote on the TV screen. Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “ Input,”...
Table of buttons used to control each component (Quick Click) See “Operating the components connected to the receiver” for details on the buttons of the on- screen remote. Category PROJECTOR BD/DVD Button 10 key +10 (•) – Input Display (Info) Top Menu (Guide) –...
Operating the components connected to the receiver You can control components connected to the receiver using the “Menu” and “10 key” features of Quick Click. The following explanation provides examples of normal operation. The component may work differently, or may not work at all depending on the component.
10 key tab Button Function Select to turn components connected to the receiver on or off. B 10 key Select to – select track numbers of the CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player, or MD deck. – select channel numbers of the TV, Satellite tuner or the VCR.
Operating the TV, projector or lighting To operate the TV, select ( Common tab. Button Function A Macro Select to start a macro programmed with Quick Click. When there are no programmed macros, this button does not appear. Select to turn components connected to the receiver on or off.
Button Function Select to turn components connected to the receiver on or off. C Display Select to display the current (Info) status of or information on components connected to the receiver. D V/v/B/b, Select V/v/B/b to select menu items. Then press the selection.
If you want to have a test, select “Play” on V/v/B/b, the TV screen. Press V/v/B/b repeatedly to MENU select “Finish,” then press The maker list of the corresponding component TV (for USA/Canadian model) SONY ADMIRAL ADVENTURA AKAI ANAM APEX AUDINAC BELL & HOWELL CANDLE...
TANDY TATUNG TECHWOOD TEKNICA TERA TOSHIBA TRUTECH UNIVERSAL VIDECH VIEWSONIC VIKING VISCO VIZIO WARDS WESTINGHOUSE ZENITH ZONDA TV (for European model) SONY AIWA AKAI AUDIO SONIC B&O BLAUPUNKT BRIONVEGA BUSH CROWN DAEWOO DUAL FENNER FERGUSON GOLDSTAR GOODMANS GRUNDIG HANSOL HITACHI...
Performing several commands in sequence automatically with Quick Click (Macro Play) You can use the macro function easily with Quick Click. Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “ Settings,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Quick Click,”...
Starting macro play Press QUICK CLICK. The on-screen remote is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v/B/b to select MACRO on on-screen remote. The macro list appears on the TV screen. Press V/v to select the macro number you want to start. The macro starts and executes the commands in the order you assigned them.
Setting remote control codes that are not stored in Quick Click Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “ Settings,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Quick Click,” then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Source Component,”...
To use a command that has been learned Press MENU. The menu is displayed on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “Input,” then press or b. Press V/v repeatedly to select the component you want, then press Press QUICK CLICK. Press V/v/B/b to select the button on the on-screen remote used to learn that function, then press...
Press V/v repeatedly to select “Reset,” then press The confirming message appears on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “Yes,” then press All the contents of the selected input (e.g., all the programmed data) are cleared. Repeat steps 5 to 7 to clear all programmed data.
You can control Sony or non-Sony components you are using with the multifunction remote supplied with the receiver. The remote is initially set to control Sony components. When you change the settings of the remote according to the components you are using,...
Table of buttons used to control each component TV VCR Blu-ray Component player, Disc DVD/VHS Player Button combo AV ?/1 Numeric buttons TV INPUT, WIDE -/-- ENT/MEM CLEAR TOOLS/OPTIONS DISPLAY RETURN/EXIT V/v/B/b, MENU, HOME ./> B·/·b m/TUNING –, M/TUNING + DISC SKIP N, X, x MUTING,...
The procedure below uses as an example a case in which a VCR made by a company other than Sony is connected to the VIDEO 2 IN jacks on the receiver. RM SET...
To control a CD player Maker Code(s) SONY 101, 102, 103 DENON 104, 123 105, 106, 107 KENWOOD 108, 109, 110 MAGNAVOX 111, 116 MARANTZ ONKYO 112, 113, 114 PANASONIC PHILIPS PIONEER TECHNICS 115, 118, 119 YAMAHA 120, 121, 122...
TELEFUNKEN 751, 752 TOSHIBA 747, 756 ZENITH * If an AIWA VCR does not work even though you enter the code for AIWA, enter the code for Sony instead. To control a satellite tuner (box) Maker Code(s) SONY 801, 802, 803, 804, 824,...
HUGHES JVC/Echostar/Dish Network MITSUBISHI SAMSUNG TOSHIBA 869, 870 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...
Program the sequence of the operation RM SET Input buttons MACRO 1 MACRO 2 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 initial setting, the VIDEO1 button lights).
Starting macro play Press AMP. The AMP button lights up, and then turns off. Press MACRO 1 or MACRO 2 to start the macro. The macro starts and execute the commands in the order you assigned them. While the commands are being sent, the AMP button flashes and the RM SET UP button lights up.
Press THEATER while pressing RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button lights up. Press the input button (including the TV button) for the component you want to operate with the new command. The input button flashes. (The RM SET UP button remains lit.) Press the button on which you want to store the new...
Clearing all the contents of the remote’s memory AV ?/1 MASTER Press and hold MASTER VOL – first, then press ?/1, then press AV ?/1. The RM SET UP button flashes three times. Release all buttons. All the contents of the remote’s memory (e.g., all the programmed data) are cleared.
Additional Information Glossary x Broadband General name for communication lines that use a broad frequency bandwidth for sending and receiving large amounts of video or audio data at high speed. Currently, ADSL, CATV, FTTH and other systems are identified as broadband.
Digital Legato Linear (D.L.L.) This is Sony proprietary technology that allows low quality digital audio signals to be played back with high quality sound. Old recording or compressed audio often have noise on the waveform and out-of-frequency distortion, as well as harmonic distortion, in the audio frequency is generated.
x DSD Audio format used for a Super Audio CD. DSD converts analog signals to digital and records them directly, without adding any processing, so that no information is omitted. Recording and playback of high fidelity, quality sound is achieved. x DTS 96/24 A high sound quality digital signal format.
HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD- D.C.S.) 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.
x Subnet mask Part of an IP address that identifies the subnet, a smaller group on the network. x x.v.Color “x.v.Color” enables the more faithful reproduction of various colors such as the brilliant colors of flowers and the turquoise blue of the southern ocean. Precautions On safety Should any solid object or liquid fall into the...
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. Audio There is no sound, no matter which component is selected, or only a very low-level sound is heard.
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.
There is no sound, or only a very low- level sound is heard from the center/ surround/surround back speakers. • Check that the speaker settings are appropriate using the Auto Calibration settings menu or “Speaker Pattern” in the Speaker settings menu. And then check that sound is output from each speaker correctly, using “Test Tone”...
Video There is no picture or an unclear picture appears on the TV screen or monitor. • Select the appropriate input on the receiver (page 62). • Set your TV to the appropriate input mode. • Move your TV away from the audio components.
Tuner The FM reception is poor. • Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the receiver to an outdoor FM antenna (aerial) as shown on page 189. If you connect the receiver to an outdoor antenna (aerial), ground it against lightning.
(page 124). • Make sure you select the correct input on the remote. • When you operate a programmed non- Sony component, the remote may not function properly depending on the model and the maker of the component. Network Cannot find the server.
See the following table to solve the problem. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. PROTECTOR Irregular current is output to the speakers, or the upper panel of the receiver is covered with something.
Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 – 20,000 Hz; rated 120 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.09% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
Antenna (aerial) terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced AM tuner section Tuning range 531 – 1,602 kHz Intermediate frequency 450 kHz Antenna (aerial) Loop antenna (aerial) Video section Inputs/Outputs Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms COMPONENT VIDEO: Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms 80 MHz HD Pass Through HDMI Video...
General Power requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz (in USA and Canada) 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz (in Europe and general area) Power output (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT) DC OUT: 5 V, 700 mA Power consumption Area USA and Canada 480 W Europe 480 W Power consumption (during standby mode)
Index Symbols U SIGNAL GND terminal 31 Numerics 2 channel 82 24p Auto Sound Sync 143 2ch Analog Direct 82 2ch Stereo Mode 82 4 Ω 49 5.1 channel 21 7.1 channel 21 8 Ω 49 A.F.D. (mode) 83 A/V Sync 63 AC power cord 47 Account 98 AM 68...
HDMI 142 HDMI AUTO DETECT 114 HDMI IN button 9 HDMI jacks 15 HDMI OUT button 9 Input 62 Input Assign 63 INPUT MODE 117 Installer Mode 146 iPod 66 L.F.E. (Low Frequency Effect) 13 LARGE 131 Level 136 Listening 101 Lock Code 79 MASTER VOLUME 10 Menu 60...
Listening 101 Shuffle 66 SIRIUS 73 SIRIUS Satellite Radio 73 Sleep timer 121 SMALL 131 Sound Field 63 Speaker 130 Speaker Impedance 48 Speaker Pattern 130 SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) 9 Subwoofer Level 143 Super Audio CD player 28 Sur Settings 151 Surround 84 System 146 Test Tone 132...