4-286-726- (1) DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions DAV-DZ340K/DAV-DZ640K/DAV-DZ840K/DAV-DZ940K...
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Table of Contents Precautions... 3 About These Operating Instructions ... 3 Playable Discs/Files on a USB Device... 5 Package Contents ... 9 Index to Parts and Controls... 11 Guide to the Control Menu ... 16 Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System ...20 Step 2: Connecting the System ...23 Step 3: Setting up the System ...29 Playback...
Playable Discs/Files on a USB Device Type Disc logo DVD VIDEO DVD VIDEO in VR (Video Recording) mode VIDEO CD DATA CD – DATA DVD – USB device – Characteristics • DVD VIDEO • DVD-R/DVD-RW in DVD VIDEO format or video mode •...
A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO/MPEG for compressed audio data. MP3 files must be in MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 format. Files with copyright protection (Digital Rights Management) cannot be played by the system.
Notes about Multi Session CD • This system can play a Multi Session CD when an MP3 file is contained in the first session. Any subsequent MP3 files recorded in later sessions can also be played. • This system can play a Multi Session CD when a JPEG image file is contained in the first session. Any subsequent JPEG image files recorded in later sessions can also be played.
– when a DATA CD/DATA DVD/USB device is recorded with a complicated tree structure. – when the audio files, JPEG image files, or video files in another folder have just been played. • Some files on DATA CDs/DATA DVDs/USB devices cannot be played by the system depending on the file format.
Package Contents Main unit Speaker packages • DAV-DZ340K • DAV-DZ940K • Speaker assembly parts for the tall round pole-type speakers For DAV-DZ640K/DAV-DZ840K • Speaker assembly parts for the tall full stand- type speakers For DAV-DZ840K • DAV-DZ640K • Speaker cords (1 set) (red/white/green/gray/blue) •...
Index to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A Disc tray B Remote sensor Receives the remote signal. Point the remote toward here when using the remote. C Front panel display D Power indicator Lights up while the system is turned on.
Rear panel SUR R SUR L SPEAKERS A SPEAKERS jacks (page 23) B TV (DIGITAL IN OPTICAL) jack (DAV- DZ840K/DAV-DZ940K only) (page 24) C TV (AUDIO IN R/L) jacks (page 24) D ANTENNA (COAXIAL 75Ω FM) jack (page 28) AUDIO IN DIGITAL SUBWOOFER CENTER...
Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the remote. About operation of the supplied remote You can operate this system and a Sony TV with the supplied remote. x System operation Press buttons marked with...
MEMORY SELECT (pages 32, 51) Selects the USB device’s memory number for playback or transfer. D SOUND MODE (page 48) Selects the sound mode. DYNAMIC BASS (page 48) Reinforces bass frequencies. NIGHT (page 48) Activates the night mode function. PICTURE NAVI (page 33) Displays the image browser for JPEG file selection.
To insert the batteries Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. Note • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
Guide to the Control Menu You can use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY while using the “DVD/CD” or “USB” function. Each time you press DISPLAY, the Control Menu changes: 1 t 2 t 3 t 1 t ... 1 Control Menu 1 2 Control Menu 2 (appears when available) 3 Control Menu off...
Control Menu Example: Control Menu 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO. Control Menu items Selected item Function name of selected REPEAT Control Menu item Operation message List of Control Menu items The Control Menus 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the source. For details, see the pages in parentheses in the chart below.
[REPEAT] (page 39) You can play the entire disc/USB device (all titles/all tracks/all folders/all files) repeatedly or one title/chapter/track/folder/file repeatedly. [A/V SYNC] (page 54) You can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. [DISC MENU] (page 37) You can display the DVD’s menu. [BROWSING] (page 33) You can display the list of folders/JPEG image files.
• The Control Menu icon indicator lights up yellow when you select any item except [OFF] ([PROGRAM], [SHUFFLE], [REPEAT], [A/V SYNC], [KARAOKE MODE], and [VOCAL SELECT] only). The [ORIGINAL/PLAY LIST] indicator lights up yellow when you select [PLAY LIST] (default setting).
Getting Started Step 1: Installing the System How to position the system Install the system by referring to the illustration below. To attach the foot pads to the subwoofer Remove the foot pads from the protective cover. Note • Use caution when placing the speakers and/or speaker stands attached to the speakers on a specially treated (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.) floor, as staining or discoloration may result.
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.
Prepare screws (not supplied) that are suitable for the hole on the back of each speaker. See the illustrations below. 4 mm 30 mm Fasten the screws to the wall, then hang the speaker on the wall. Depth of fastened screw 8 mm to 10 mm For the center speaker 145 mm...
Step 2: Connecting the System Connecting the speakers Connect the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #. The subwoofer speaker cord is fixed to the subwoofer. Color tube Connector Note •...
Connecting your TV/set-top box When connecting to a TV only When connecting to a TV and set-top box Video 2 Audio 1 Video 1 Video 2 Audio 1 Connecting the video to your TV Depending on the jacks on your TV, select one of the connection methods. x Method 1: Video cord (supplied) connection This is the basic connection.
E O IN T V ID O N E N C O M P H D M I * The High Speed HDMI cable is supplied with certain models/in certain areas only. V ID E O O O U T T V ID E O N E N C O M P...
2 Connecting the audio from your TV/set-top box To listen to TV or set-top box sound via the system, select one of the connection methods. x Method 1: Audio cord (not supplied) connection This is the basic connection and sends an analog audio signal. x Method 2: Digital optical cord (not supplied) connection (DAV-DZ840K/DAV-DZ940K only) Sound quality will be improved compared to Method 1.
To change the color system (PAL or NTSC) Depending on your TV, you may be required to select either PAL or NTSC for the color system. The initial setting is PAL. Turn off the system by pressing "/1. Turn on the system by pressing "/1 on the unit while pressing FUNCTION on the unit. Each time you perform this operation, the color system toggles between PAL and NTSC.
Connecting the antenna (aerial) IA L 7 5 C O A X A N T E N Note • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), extend and keep it as horizontal as possible. Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Connect the AC power cord (mains lead).
Step 3: Setting up the System Performing the Quick Setup Displayed items vary depending on the area and model. "/1 C/X/x/c, Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the system appears on the TV screen. Press "/1 to turn the system on.
Setting the type of video output to match your TV Depending on the connection of your TV (page 24), select the type of video output of the system. To select the type of video signal output from the HDMI OUT jack When you connect the unit and your TV with an HDMI cable, select the type of video signals output from the HDMI OUT jack.
To select the type of video signal output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (DAV-DZ640K/DAV-DZ840K/DAV- DZ940K only) When you connect the unit and your TV with a component video cable, select the type of video signals output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Playback Playing a Disc Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select “DVD/CD.” The selected item appears in the front panel display. Press Z to open the disc tray. Place a disc on the tray, then press Z. With the label side up Press N to start playback.
Load the source. x For a disc Place a disc on the tray by pressing Z to open/close the disc tray. x For a USB device Connect a USB device to the port. USB device Note • It may take about 10 seconds before “READING”...
x For JPEG files Press C/X/x/c to select an image Start playback. x For video or audio files Press N to start playback from the selected file. x For JPEG image files Press N to start a slide show beginning with the selected file.
Other Playback Operations Playback operation buttons on the remote Depending on the type of disc/file, the function may not work. Press Stop Pause Return to normal playback or resume playback after pause Cancel the resume x twice. point . or >. Skip the current chapter, track, file, •...
Example: [CHAPTER] [** (**)] is selected (** refers to a number). 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 Note...
x VIDEO CD/CD/DATA CD (MP3 file)/DATA DVD (MP3 file)/USB device (audio file) You can change the sound track. • [STEREO]: The stereo sound. • [1/L]: The sound of the left channel (monaural). • [2/R]: The sound of the right channel (monaural).
Selecting the Playback Mode Playing in programmed order (Program Play) You can play the contents of a disc in the order you want by arranging the order of the tracks on the disc to create your own program. You can program up to 99 tracks.
Playing in random order (Shuffle Play) Note • The same song may be played repeatedly when you are playing MP3 files. Press DISPLAY during playback. Press X/x to select then press Press X/x to select the item to be shuffled. x VIDEO CD/CD •...
Selecting an effect for the slide show Press DISPLAY repeatedly until [EFFECT] appears on the control menu. Press X/x to select then press Press X/x to select a setting, then press • [MODE 1]: The JPEG image file sweeps in from the top to the bottom of the TV screen.
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.
Note • Depending on the source, you may not be able to change the key. • The key may return to the original key automatically if you operate the system or the status of the system is changed. Reducing the vocal sound of a non-karaoke source (Karaoke Pon) You can enjoy karaoke with a stereo-recorded...
Accompaniment Accompaniment Front Center Guide melody Surround Surround Guide vocal 1 Guide vocal 2 You can select any of these. These are output from the respective speakers. You can check the audio information by pressing AUDIO (page 36). When playing a karaoke DVD, [ ] appears as the current audio format.
the ID3 tag information. The system can support ID3 ver 1.0/1.1/2.2/ 2.3. ID3 ver 2.2/2.3 tag information display has priority when both ID3 ver 1.0/1.1 and ver 2.2/2.3 tags are used for a single MP3 file. 5 Text information The DVD/CD text appears only when text is recorded on the disc.
Enjoying the Audio/Video of the Connected Component Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the desired function. The selected item appears in the front panel display. Function Source “DVD/CD” Disc that is played by the system “FM” FM radio “USB” USB device “TV”...
Tuner Presetting Radio Stations You can preset 20 FM stations. Current band and preset number FM 10 : 88.00 MHz Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select “FM.” The selected item appears in the front panel display. Press and hold TUNING +/– until the auto scanning starts.
Press X/x to select “MONO.” • “STEREO”: Stereo reception. • “MONO”: Monaural reception. Press Press SYSTEM MENU. • You can check the frequency using the front panel display. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes as follows: 1 Frequency Ex.
Sound Effect Selecting the Effect to Suit the Source The system has six pre-programmed sound modes to suit the source or playback situation. You can achieve the maximum sound effect of the original source by simply selecting one of the sound modes. Press SOUND MODE repeatedly until the desired mode appears in the front panel display.
HDMI Function for “BRAVIA” Sync This function is available on TVs with the “BRAVIA” Sync function. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the Control for HDMI function with an HDMI cable, operation is simplified as below: – System Power Off (page 49) –...
Watching a DVD by a single button press (One-Touch Play) Press ONE-TOUCH PLAY Your TV turns on, your TV’s function is set to the HDMI input to which the system is connected, and the system starts playing a disc automatically. The System Audio Control function is also activated automatically.
Transferring Songs onto a USB Device You can transfer songs on an audio CD or radio programs onto a USB device by encoding to MP3 format. You can also transfer MP3 files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD onto a USB device. For connecting the USB device, see “Playing Files on a Disc/USB Device”...
• When transferring a radio program Folder name File name “FM001” “TRACK001” Up to 64 characters of the name are assigned (including the extension). Folders are assigned in numeric order thereafter. Files are assigned in numeric order thereafter. A new file is transferred in the “REC1-MP3” or “REC1-CD”...
Press REC TO USB on the unit. REC TO USB lights up and “READING” appears in the front panel display. Then, “PUSH PLAY” and the remaining space of the USB device appear alternately in the front panel display. Press N to start transferring. When transferring is completed, “COMPLETE”...
Using the Sleep Timer You can set the system to turn off at a preset time, so you can fall asleep listening to music. Press SLEEP. Each time you press SLEEP, the minutes display (the remaining time) changes by 10 minutes. To check the remaining time Press SLEEP once.
Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound (DUAL MONO) You can enjoy multiplex broadcast sound when the system receives or plays a Dolby Digital multiplex broadcast signal. Note • To receive a Dolby Digital signal, you need to connect a TV or other component to the unit with a digital optical cord* (page 24).
Settings Changing the Brightness of the Front Panel Display Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x to select “DIMMER,” then press or c. The selected item appears in the front panel display. Press X/x to select the brightness of the front panel display, then press •...
Performing Further Settings You can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. Displayed items vary depending on the area and model. Note • Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display settings and not all the functions described may work.
x [AUDIO] You can switch the language of the sound track. When you select [ORIGINAL], the language given priority on the disc is selected. x [SUBTITLE] You can switch the language of the subtitles recorded on the DVD VIDEO. When you select [AUDIO FOLLOW], the language for the subtitles changes according to the language you selected for the sound track.
[FULL]: Select this when you can change the aspect ratio on your TV. [NORMAL]: Select this when you cannot change the aspect ratio on your TV. A 16:9 aspect ratio signal with black bands on left and right sides of the image appears. 16:9 aspect ratio TV Note •...
x [CONTROL FOR HDMI] This function is available when you connect the system and TV that is compatible with the Control for HDMI function with an HDMI cable. [ON]: On. You can operate mutually between components that are connected with an HDMI cable.
x [TRACK SELECTION] You can give the sound track which contains the highest number of channels priority when multiple audio formats (PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital, or MPEG audio) are recorded. [OFF]: Off. [AUTO]: The system selects the sound track automatically according to the priority. Note •...
To confirm your password, re-enter it using the number buttons, then press x [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.
[SUBWOOFER] +2.0 dB: Set the subwoofer level. x [LEVEL (SURROUND)] You can adjust the sound level of the surround speakers. You can set the parameter from –6.0 dB to +6.0 dB. Set [TEST TONE] to [ON] for easy adjustment. [L/R] 0.0 dB: Set the surround speaker level. x [TEST TONE] You can adjust the sound level of the speakers by using the [TEST TONE] function.
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).
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...
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the system, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the problem before requesting repairs. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained.
Symptom Problems and solutions Color irregularity occurs on the The system’s speakers contain magnet parts, so magnetic distortion may occur. TV screen. When color irregularity occurs on the TV screen, check the following items: • Install the speakers at least 0.3 meters from your TV set. •...
Symptom The sound of files played from a DATA CD/DATA DVD/USB device is distorted. There is noise or the sound skips while playing a USB device. Disc playback Symptom A disc does not play. The language for the sound track or subtitle cannot be changed.
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. • The USB device is full. • The number of audio files and folders on the USB device has reached the upper limit.
Delete the partially-erased file. If this does not fix the problem, the USB device may be broken. 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. • Check if the USB device is write-protected. Problems and solutions •...
(USB) port. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. “LOCKED” appears and a disc • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. cannot be ejected. “DATA ERR” appears.
[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.
Specifications Amplifier Section POWER OUTPUT (rated):Front L/Front R/Center/ Surround L/Surround R: 108 W (per channel at 3 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD) POWER OUTPUT (reference): Front L/Front R/Center/ Surround L/Surround R: 167 W (per channel at 3 ohms, 1 kHz) Subwoofer: 165 W (at 3 ohms, 80 Hz) Inputs (Analog)
DAV-DZ840K (SS-TS113) Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) DAV-DZ940K (SS-TS114) Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Subwoofer (SS-WS111) Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) General Power requirements Power consumption * Valid when the system is in the following status: – “DEMO” is set to “OFF.” – [CONTROL FOR HDMI] is set to [OFF]. Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Supported file format...
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 MP3 files...
Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Parental Control Area Code List...
Index Numerics 4:3 OUTPUT 58 A/V SYNC 54 ANGLE 36 AUDIO 58 AUDIO (HDMI) 60 AUDIO DRC 60 AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL AUDIO SETUP 60 AUTO.STBY 56 BACKGROUND 61 BLACK LEVEL 59 BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT) 59 COLOR SYSTEM (VIDEO CD) 59 CONTROL FOR HDMI 60 Control for HDMI 49 Control Menu 16...