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4-122-220-11(1)
DVD Home Theatre
System
Operating Instructions
DAV-DZ280
©2009 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-122-220-11(1) DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions DAV-DZ280 ©2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Notice for customers: the following information is only applicable to equipment sold in countries applying 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.
  • Page 3: About These Operating Instructions

    Precautions On power sources • The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off. • As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
  • Page 4 “DVD-RW,” “DVD-R,” “DVD+RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and the “CD” logos are trademarks. “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “PLAYSTATION” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using the Control for HDMI Function for “BRAVIA” Sync ... 55 Playing Back Files of a USB Device ... 57 Transferring Songs onto a USB Device ... 65 Using a Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone ... 69 Using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter ... 69 Other Operations Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room ...
  • Page 6: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Type Disc logo DVD VIDEO VR (Video Recording) mode VIDEO CD Super Audio CD DATA CD DATA DVD MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO/MPEG for compresses audio data. MP3 files must be in MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 format. JPEG image files must conform to the DCF image file format.
  • Page 7 A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). Notes on discs This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. DualDiscs and some of the music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies do not conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard, therefore, these discs may not be playable by this product.
  • Page 8 Region code Your system has a region code printed on the rear of the unit and will only play a DVD labeled with the same region code. A DVD VIDEO labeled If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the message [Playback prohibited by area limitations.] will appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 9 Getting Started Unpacking • Front speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Surround speakers (2) • Subwoofer (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Speaker cords (6, red/white/ green/gray/blue/purple) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) •...
  • Page 10: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. To use the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the unit. Note •...
  • Page 11: Step 1: Installing The System

    Step 1: Installing the System Positioning the system For the best possible surround sound, place all speakers at the same distance from the listening position (A). The distance can be between 1.0 to 7.0 meters. If you cannot place the center speaker and surround speakers at the same distance as (A), you can move the center speaker up to 1.6 meters closer to the listening position (B), and the surround speakers up to 5.0 meters closer to the listening position (C).
  • Page 12 Attaching the foot pads to the subwoofer Attach the foot pads (supplied) to the bottom of the subwoofer to stabilize the subwoofer and prevent it from slipping. Remove the foot pads from the protective cover.
  • Page 13: Installing The Speakers On A Wall

    Install the speakers on a vertical and flat wall where reinforcement is applied. • Sony is not responsible for accidents or damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall strength or improper screw installation, natural calamity, etc.
  • Page 14 Hang the speakers on the screws. 5 mm 10 mm Rear of the speaker Hole on the back of the speaker inch) inch)
  • Page 15: Step 2: Connecting The System

    Step 2: Connecting the System For connecting the system, read the information on the following pages. Note • When you connect another component with a volume control, turn down the volume of the other components to a level where sound is not distorted. Connecting the speakers The connector of the speaker cords and the color tube are color-coded depending on the type of speaker.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Depending on the jacks on your TV, select the connection method. K E R S P E A O O FE SU BW C E N TE B HDMI cable (not supplied) To the HDMI IN jack of the TV. Method 1: SCART (EURO AV) cable (A) connection This connection sends both video and audio signals.
  • Page 17: Connecting The Other Components

    Connecting the other components You can enjoy connected components via the system’s speakers. Portable audio source (not supplied): C USB device (not supplied): D DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (not supplied): E FR O N K E R S P E A O O FE SU BW C E N TE...
  • Page 18 If your TV has multiple audio/video inputs You can enjoy sound with the speakers of the system through the connected TV. Connect the components as follows. System Select the component on the TV. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the TV. If the TV does not have multiple audio/video inputs, a switcher will be necessary to receive sound from more than one component.
  • Page 19: Connecting The Antenna (aerial)

    Connecting the antenna (aerial) N N A A N T E I A L 7 C O A X Note • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible. •...
  • Page 20: About The Demonstration

    Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Before connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) of the unit to a wall outlet (mains), connect all the speakers to the unit. About the demonstration After connecting the AC power cord (mains lead), the demonstration appears in the front panel display. Setting the demonstration mode to on/off Press [/1 on the unit.
  • Page 21: Step 3: Performing The Quick Setup

    Step 3: Performing the Quick Setup Follow the Steps below to make the basic adjustments for using the system. Displayed items vary depending on the area. C/X/x/c, Turn on the TV. Press [/1. Note • Make sure that the function is set to “DVD” (page 23).
  • Page 22 The Setup Display for the Control for HDMI function appears. HDMI SETUP HDMI RESOLUTION: AUTO CONTROL FOR HDMI: VOLUME LIMIT: /RGB(HDMI): AUDIO(HDMI): JPEG RESOLUTION: Press X/x to select the setting, then press • [OFF]: The Control for HDMI function is set to off.
  • Page 23: Step 4: Selecting The Source

    The options for [HDMI SETUP] appear. Press X/x to select [HDMI RESOLUTION], then press Press X/x to select the desired setting, then press • [AUTO (1920 1080p)]: The system × outputs the optimal video signal for the connected TV. • [1920 1080i]: The system outputs 1920 ×...
  • Page 24: Step 5: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 5: Enjoying Surround Sound You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one of the system’s pre-programmed decoding modes. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. X/x/c, Enjoying TV sound with the 5.1 channel surround sound effect Press SYSTEM MENU.
  • Page 25 Press The setting is made. Press SYSTEM MENU. The system menu turns off. About speaker output The table below describes the options when you connect all the speakers to the unit and you set [SPEAKER FORMATION] to [STANDARD] (page 71). The default setting is “A.F.D.
  • Page 26 Sound from Surround effect “HP VIRTUAL” (HEADPHONE VIRTUAL) To turn the surround effect off Select “A.F.D. STD,” “2CH STEREO,” or “HP 2CH” for “DEC. MODE.” Note • When the bilingual broadcast sound is input, “PRO LOGIC,” “PLII MOVIE,” and “PLII MUSIC” are not effective. •...
  • Page 27: Disc

    Disc Playing a Disc Depending on the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your disc. Adjust the volume "/1 FUNCTION OPERATION DIAL Disc tray Connect headphones STEP Turn on your TV.
  • Page 28 Other operations Press Stop Pause Resume play after pause X or H Go to the next chapter, > track, or scene Go back to the . twice in a second. preceding chapter, When you press . once, track, or scene you can go to the beginning of the current chapter, track, or scene.
  • Page 29: Changing The Sound

    playback, or turn the subtitles on/off whenever you want. Press SUBTITLE during playback to select the desired subtitle language. Note • You can select the subtitles if the DivX video file has an “.avi” or “.divx” extension and contains subtitle information within the same file.
  • Page 30 x DVD Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 channel Surround (L/R) 1: ENGLISH DOLBY DIGITAL 3 / 2 .1 Front (L/R) + Center Currently playing program format Example: Dolby Digital 3 channel Front (L/R) 1:SPANISH DOLBY DIGITAL 2 / 1 Currently playing program format x DATA CD (video file)/DATA DVD (video file) Example:...
  • Page 31 • [CD]: You can play the CD layer. When the system is playing a CD layer, “CD” lights up in the front panel display. Note • Each play mode function works only within the selected layer or playback area. • When you select a CD layer, you cannot change playback areas.
  • Page 32: Using Play Mode

    • To play from the beginning of the disc, press x twice, then press H. To enjoy a disc that you played before with resume playback (Multi-disc Resume) This system recalls the point where you stopped the disc the last time it was played and resumes playback from that point the next time you insert the same disc.
  • Page 33: Playing In Random Order

    Selected track PROGRAM 0: 03:51 ALL CLEAR – – 1. TRACK – – 2. TRACK – – 3. TRACK – – 4. TRACK – – 5. TRACK – – 6. TRACK – – 7. TRACK Total time of the programmed tracks To program other tracks, repeat Steps 4 to 5.
  • Page 34: Playing Repeatedly

    Press Shuffle Play starts. To return to normal play Press CLEAR, or select [OFF] in Step 3. To turn off the Control Menu display Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the Control Menu display is turned off. Note • You cannot use Shuffle Play with a VIDEO CD or Super VCD with PBC playback.
  • Page 35: Searching/selecting Disc Contents

    Searching/Selecting Disc Contents Using the DVD’s menu A DVD is divided into many sections, which make up a picture or music feature. These sections are called “titles.” When you play a DVD which contains several titles, you can select the title you want using DVD TOP MENU.
  • Page 36 The number in parentheses indicates the total number of titles, chapters, tracks, indexes, scenes, folders, or files. 9 8 ( 9 9 ) 1 3 ( 9 9 ) 0 : 0 3 : 1 7 Selected row Press [** (**)] changes to [– – (**)]. 9 8 ( 9 9 ) 1 3 ( 9 9 ) 0 : 0 3 : 1 7...
  • Page 37: Playing Mp3 Files/jpeg Image Files

    Playing MP3 Files/JPEG Image Files You can play MP3 files or JPEG image files: – which have the extension “.mp3” (MP3 file) or “.jpg”/“.jpeg” (JPEG image file). – which conform to the DCF* image file format. * “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards for digital cameras regulated by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
  • Page 38 To play the next or previous MP3 file Press > to play the next MP3 file. Press . twice to play the previous MP3 file. When you press . once, you can go to the beginning of the current MP3 file. Note that you can select the next folder by continuing to press >...
  • Page 39 Note • If you play a large MP3 file and JPEG image file at the same time, the sound may skip. Sony recommends that you set the MP3 bit rate to 128 kbps or lower when creating the file. If the sound still skips, reduce the size of the JPEG image file.
  • Page 40 Selecting an effect for JPEG image files in the slide show Press DISPLAY. (If [MEDIA] is set to [MUSIC/PHOTO], press twice.) The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. Press X/x to select then press The options for [EFFECT] appear. Press X/x to select a setting.
  • Page 41: Enjoying Video Files

    Enjoying Video Files About video files You can play DivX video files and MPEG4 video files. ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This product is an ® official DivX Certified product. You can play a DATA CD or DATA DVD that ®...
  • Page 42 FOLDER LIST SUMMER 2003 NEW YEAR'S DAY MY FAVOURITES Press X/x to select the folder you want to play. Press H. The system starts playing the selected folder. To select video files, see “Selecting a video file” (page 42). To go to the next or previous page Press To stop playback...
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Delay Between The Picture And Sound

    Adjusting the Delay Between the Picture and Sound [A/V SYNC] When the sound does not match the pictures on the TV screen, you can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. Press DISPLAY. The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 44: Changing The Password

    Enter a 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press The display for confirming the password appears. x When you have already registered a password The display for entering the password appears. Enter or re-enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press The display for setting the playback limitation level appears.
  • Page 45: Changing The System Settings By Using The Setup Display

    Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press Press X/x to select [CHANGE PASSWORD t], then press Enter a new 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press To confirm your password, re-enter it using the number buttons, then press If you make a mistake entering your password Press C before you press...
  • Page 46: Settings For The Display

    Press X/x to select an item, then press The options for the selected item appear. Example: [TV TYPE] VIDEO SETUP TV TYPE: LINE: PAUSE MODE: Press X/x to select a setting, then press The setting is selected and setup is complete.
  • Page 47: Settings For Hdmi

    x [TV TYPE] You can select the aspect ratio of the connected [16:9]: Select this when you connect a wide- screen TV or a TV with a wide mode function. [4:3 LETTER BOX]: Select this when you connect a 4:3 standard TV. The system displays a wide picture with bands on the upper and lower portions of the TV screen.
  • Page 48 for HDMI Function for “BRAVIA” Sync” (page 55). [OFF]: Off. [ON]: On. You can operate mutually between components that are connected with an HDMI cable. x [VOLUME LIMIT] If you change the output method of the TV to the system speakers via the TV menu (or by pressing THEATRE), the System Audio Control (page 56) is activated and loud sound may be output depending on the volume level of the...
  • Page 49: Settings For The Audio

    Settings for the audio [AUDIO SETUP] AUDIO SETUP SPEAKER FORMATION: AUDIO DRC: TRACK SELECTION: x [SPEAKER FORMATION] You can select the position of the speakers for better surround sound. For details, see “Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room” (page 71). x [AUDIO DRC] (DVD VIDEO only) You can compress the dynamic range of the sound track.
  • Page 50: Settings For The Speakers

    x [DivX] You can display the registration code for this system. For more information, go to http://www.divx.com on the Internet. x [MULTI-DISC RESUME] (DVD VIDEO/ VIDEO CD only) You can set the [MULTI-DISC RESUME] function to on/off. [ON]: The system stores the resume points in memory for up to 10 discs.
  • Page 51 3)5) [SURROUND] 3.0 m/10 ft : Set the surround speaker distance (up to 5.0 meters (16 ft) closer to the front speakers). 0.9 to 6.9 meters for North American models. 0.0 to 6.9 meters for North American models. When you perform the Quick Setup (page 21), the default settings are changed.
  • Page 52: Tuner

    You can preset 20 FM stations. Before tuning, make sure to turn down the volume to minimum. Current band and preset number FM 10 : 88.00 MHz SONY RADIO Station name Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TUNER FM” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 53: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the Radio Preset radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting Radio Stations” (page 52)). Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TUNER FM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select the preset station.
  • Page 54: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes: 1 t 2 t ... t 1 t ... When the station name is set 1 Station name Ex. “SONY RADIO” 2 Frequency Ex. “FM1 87.50” 3 The “FM MODE” setting Ex. “STEREO”...
  • Page 55: Control For Hdmi/external Audio Device

    HDMI function may not work. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the component. • The Control for HDMI function may not work if you connect a component other than a Sony component, even if the component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 56 Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. Press X/x to select then press The options for [SETUP] appear. Press X/x to select [CUSTOM], then press The Setup Display appears. Press X/x to select [HDMI SETUP], then press The options for [HDMI SETUP] appear.
  • Page 57: Playing Back Files Of A Usb Device

    sound is output from the system speakers automatically. • While you are watching the TV and the function of the system is switched to “DVD” or “USB,” sound of the selected system function is output from the system speakers; TV sound is not output via the TV speakers. •...
  • Page 58 operating manual supplied with the ® Walkman Connecting the USB device USB device Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “USB” appears in the front panel display. Connect a USB device (digital music player or USB storage media) to the (USB) port. When you connect the USB device, “READING”...
  • Page 59 • Always turn off the system before removing the USB device. Removing the USB device while the system is on may corrupt the data on the USB device. • Do not save other types of files or unnecessary folders on a USB device that has audio files, JPEG image files, or video files.
  • Page 60 Note that you can select the next folder by continuing to press > after the last file on the current folder, but that you cannot return to the previous folder by pressing .. To return to the previous folder, select the folder from the folder list.
  • Page 61 return to the previous folder, select the folder from the folder list. To rotate a JPEG image file When a JPEG image file is displayed on the TV screen, you can rotate the JPEG image file in 90 degree increments. Press X/x while viewing a JPEG image file.
  • Page 62 Press X/x to select then press The options for [MEDIA] appear. When [VIDEO] is selected, press DVD MENU. When other than [VIDEO] is selected, press X/x to select [VIDEO], then press A list of folders that contain video files appears. The selected folder is highlighted in yellow.
  • Page 63 Press X/x to select then press The options for [MEDIA] appear. Press X/x to select a setting. • [MUSIC]: Audio file playback has priority. • [VIDEO]: Video file playback has priority. • [PHOTO]: JPEG image file playback has priority. You can play JPEG image files as a slide show.
  • Page 64 Press X/x to select the search method. • [TRACK]: Audio files. • [FILE]: JPEG image files/video files. • [FOLDER]: Folders. [** (**)] is selected (** refers to a number). The number in parentheses indicates the total number of audio files, JPEG image files, video files, or folders.
  • Page 65: Transferring Songs Onto A Usb Device

    when both ID3 ver 1.0/1.1 and ver 2.2/2.3 tags are used for a single MP3 file. Note • Characters/marks may not be displayed in some languages. • Depending on the type of file being played, the system can only display a limited number of characters.
  • Page 66 Transferring tracks on an audio CD onto a USB device Load an audio CD. Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. Press X/x to select TRANSFER], then press Press “READING”...
  • Page 67 Remaining space of the USB device USB TRANSFER 2002_Remixes 01_Back_Seat_O... 02_One_Nights_... 03_Are_You_Ma... 04_I_Can_Lose_... 05_Soul_Survivo... 06_Strangers_B... 07_Stay_maxi_ve... MP3 files/folders to be transferred. x To select the desired MP3 file/folder Press X/x to select the MP3 file/folder, then press The MP3 files/folders are marked. x To select all MP3 files/folders Press C/X/x/c to select [ press...
  • Page 68 Folder and file generation rules When transferring onto a USB device, a “MUSIC” folder is created directly below the “ROOT”. Folders and files are generated within this “MUSIC” folder as follows according to the transferring method and source. • When transferring all tracks on an audio CD or all MP3 files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD Source Folder name...
  • Page 69: Using A Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone

    Using a Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone You can connect a Sony Ericsson mobile phone to the system and enjoy music from it via this system, or transfer music from this system to the mobile phone. Connect the mobile phone to the (USB) port.
  • Page 70 • Depending on the type of DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, you may be able to operate a connected component using either the buttons on the remote or the unit. The following illustration shows an example of buttons that can be used in this case. ./>...
  • Page 71: Other Operations

    [SPEAKER FORMATION] Depending on the shape of the room, you cannot install some speakers. For better surround sound, Sony recommends that first you decide the position of the speakers. Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “DVD” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 72: Controlling The Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Controlling the TV with the Supplied Remote You can control the TV (Sony only) by using the following buttons. Use these buttons (other than TV [/1, THEATRE, and TV INPUT) while pressing the TV button. Note • Depending on the TV, you may not be able to control your TV or to use some of the buttons.
  • Page 73: Selecting The Effect To Suit The Source

    – “DEC. MODE” is set to “A.F.D. STD” or “A.F.D. MULTI.” – Headphones are not connected. To turn off the sound effect Select other than “A.F.D. STD” or “A.F.D. MULTI” for “DEC. MODE” (page 24). Selecting the Effect to Suit the Source You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music.
  • Page 74: Changing The Input Level Of The Sound From Connected Components

    Changing the Input Level of the Sound from Connected Components Distortion may occur when you listen to a component connected to the EURO AV T OUTPUT (TO TV) jack on the rear panel, or to the AUDIO IN jack on the front panel. Distortion is not a malfunction and will depend on the component connected.
  • Page 75: Changing The Brightness Of The Front Panel Display

    Changing the Brightness of the Front Panel Display You can set the brightness of the front panel display to either of 2 levels. Press DIMMER. Each time you press DIMMER, the brightness of the front panel display changes. To set the brightness of the front panel display using the system menu Press SYSTEM MENU.
  • Page 76: Checking The Play Information

    x DATA CD (video file)/DATA DVD (video file) 1 Playing time of the current file 2 Current file name 3 Current album and file number Note • The system can only display the first level of the DVD/CD text, such as the disc name or title. •...
  • Page 77 To check DATA CD/DATA DVD (MP3 file/video file) text By pressing DISPLAY while playing MP3 files or video files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD, you can display the name of the folder/MP3 file/ video file, and the audio bit rate (the amount of data per second of the current audio) on the TV screen.
  • Page 78: Returning To The Default Settings

    Returning to the Default Settings Returning the system parameters, such as preset stations, to the default settings "/1 Press "/1 to turn on the system. Press x, N, and "/1 on the unit at the same time. “COLD RESET” appears in the front panel display and the system returns to default settings.
  • Page 79: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners • Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens cleaners (including wet or spray types).
  • Page 80: Notes About The Discs

    Notes about the Discs On handling discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface. • Do not stick paper or tape on the disc. • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may rise considerably inside the...
  • Page 81: Troubleshooting

    • Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of the system? • After checking the above items and fixing any problems, turn on the system. If the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Picture Symptom Remedy There is no picture.
  • Page 82 Symptom Even though you set the aspect ratio in [TV TYPE] of [VIDEO SETUP], the picture does not fill the TV screen. Color irregularity occurs on the TV screen. Sound Symptom There is no sound. No sound is output from the HDMI OUT jack.
  • Page 83 Symptom Remedy The surround effect is difficult to • Check the “ hear when you are playing a • Check the speaker connections and settings (pages 15, 50). sound track of Dolby Digital, • Depending on the DVD, the output signal may not be the entire 5.1 channel. It DTS, or MPEG audio.
  • Page 84 • Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the DVD being played. • The DVD prohibits changing the subtitles. • Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD being played (page 28). • The DVD prohibits changing the angles. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 85: Usb Device

    (USB) port. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. Are you using a supported USB • If you connect an unsupported USB device, the following problems may occur.
  • Page 86 – The file structure is extremely complex. – The memory capacity is excessive. – The internal memory is fragmented. • Sony recommends following these guidelines. – Total folders on the USB device: 200 or less – Total files per folder: 150 or less •...
  • Page 87 – the file size is extremely large. – the physical structure within the memory is fragmented. • Sony recommends following these guidelines. – Total folders on the USB device: 200 or less – Total files per folder: 150 or less You cannot start transferring •...
  • Page 88 USB device becomes complex. Follow the procedure in the operating instructions of the USB device to format the USB device. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. • You are using an unsupported USB device. See “Playable USB Devices”...
  • Page 89: Self-diagnosis Function

    [VER.X.XX] (X is a number) may appear on the TV screen. Although this is not a malfunction and for Sony service use only, normal system operation will not be possible. Turn off the system, and then turn on the system again to operate.
  • Page 90: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier Section Stereo mode (rated) Surround mode (reference) RMS output power * Depending on the decoding mode settings and the source, there may be no sound output. Inputs (Analog) TV (AUDIO IN) AUDIO IN Outputs (Analog) Phones Super Audio CD/DVD System Laser Diode Properties * This output is the value measurement at a distance of 200mm from the objective lens surface on the...
  • Page 91: Glossary

    DivX File Extension: avi/divx Video codec: DivX video Bitrate: 8 Mbps (MAX) Frame rate: 30 fps Resolution: 720 × 576 Audio codec: MPEG4 File format: MP4 File Format File Extension: mp4/m4v Video codec: MPEG4 Simple Profile (AVC is not compatible.) Bitrate: 4 Mbps Frame rate:...
  • Page 92 conforms to 5.1-channel surround. This format is comprised of a stereo rear channel and a discrete subwoofer channel. DTS provides the same 5.1 discrete channels of high quality digital audio. The good channel separation is realized due to the all channel data being recorded discretely and processed digitally.
  • Page 93: Playback Priority Of File Types

    Playback priority of file types The table below describes the playback priority of file types under the [MEDIA] setting. File type on a disc or USB device [VIDEO] Disc Video files only Video files JPEG image files only JPEG image files Audio files only Audio files...
  • Page 94: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language 1027 Afar 1028 Abkhazian 1032 Afrikaans 1039 Amharic 1044 Arabic 1045 Assamese 1051 Aymara 1052 Azerbaijani 1053 Bashkir 1057 Byelorussian 1059 Bulgarian 1060 Bihari 1061 Bislama 1066 Bengali;...
  • Page 95: Index To Parts And Control

    Index to Parts and Control For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A "/1 (on/standby) (21, 78) B Z (open/close) (27) C Front panel display (97) D FUNCTION (23) (remote sensor) (10) F MOVIE/MUSIC indicator (73) G VOLUME control (27) H REC TO USB (67) (USB) port (58)
  • Page 96: Rear Panel

    Rear panel SPEAKER SUBWOOFER CENTER A SPEAKER jacks (15) B COAXIAL 75Ω FM jack (19) C EURO AV T OUTPUT (TO TV) jack (16) SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SUR R SUR L HDMI OUT DMPORT DC5V 0.7A MAX D DMPORT (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT) jack (17, 69) E HDMI OUT jack (16) ANTENNA...
  • Page 97: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Playing status B Flashes when the sleep timer is set. (74) C Displays the system’s status such as chapter, title, or track number, time information, radio frequency, playing status, decoding mode, etc.
  • Page 98: Remote Control

    Remote control ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – O ANGLE ws (28) AUDIO qg (29) CLEAR es (32, 53) D.TUNING qh (53) DIMMER ed (75) DISPLAY wa (54, 64, 75) DVD MENU wg (35) DVD TOP MENU qd (35) DYNAMIC BASS 4 (72) ENTER wf (72) FUNCTION +/–...
  • Page 99: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    Guide to the Control Menu Display You can use the Control Menu display to select a function and to view related information. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the Control Menu display changes: 1 t 2 t ... t 1 t ... 1 Control Menu display 1 2 Control Menu display 2 (appears when available) 3 Control Menu display off...
  • Page 100 Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO. Control Menu items Selected item Function name of selected Control Menu item Operation message To turn off the display Press DISPLAY. List of Control Menu items Item Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type [TITLE] (page 35)/[SCENE] (page 35)/[TRACK] (page 35) You can select the title, scene, or track to be played.
  • Page 101 [SHUFFLE] (page 33) You can play the tracks/files in random order. [REPEAT] (page 34) You can play the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all folders/all files) repeatedly or one title/ chapter/track/folder/file repeatedly. [A/V SYNC] (page 43) You can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. [DISC MENU] (page 35) You can display the DVD’s menu.
  • Page 102 [EFFECT] (page 61) You can select the effects to be used for changing slides during a slide show. [MEDIA] (page 62) You can select the data type (MP3/AAC/WMA file, JPEG image file, or video file) on a USB device. [USB TRANSFER] (page 65) You can transfer tracks on an audio CD or MP3 files on a CD/DATA CD/DATA DVD onto a USB device.
  • Page 103: Index

    Index Numerics 5.1 Channel Surround 29 A/V SYNC 43 AAC file 57 ANGLE 28 ATTENUATE 74 AUDIO 46 AUDIO (HDMI) 48 AUDIO DRC 49 Audio file 57 AUDIO SETUP 49 BACKGROUND 49 COLD RESET 78 CONTROL FOR HDMI 47 Control for HDMI 55 Control Menu Display 99 CUSTOM 45, 78 DATA CD 41...
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    cannot print of user manual for sony home theatre system dav-dz280 all i get is info about the manual, i had a full head of hair when i started.