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DVD Home Theatre
System
Operating Instructions
DAV-DZ361W
©2008 Sony Corporation
3-879-443-11(1)

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  • Page 1 DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions DAV-DZ361W ©2008 Sony Corporation 3-879-443-11(1)
  • Page 2 Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. 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 This Operating Instructions

    Precautions On power sources • AC power cord (mains lead) must be changed only at the qualified service shop. • The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet (mains), even if the unit itself has been turned off.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About This Operating Instructions... 3 About the S-AIR function... 3 Playable Discs... 5 Getting Started Step 1: Positioning the System ...10 Step 2: Connecting the System ...13 Step 3: Setting up the Wireless System ...21 Step 4: Performing the Quick Setup ...23 Step 5: Enjoying Sound from all the Speakers ...26...
  • Page 5: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Type Disc logo DVD VIDEO VR (Video Recording) mode Super Audio CD VIDEO CD DATA CD – DATA DVD – MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses audio data. MP3 files must be in MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 format.
  • Page 6 JPEG image files must conform to the DCF image file format. (DCF “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards for digital cameras regulated by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).) ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc. DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc.
  • Page 7 This system incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. “BRAVIA” and “S-AIR” and its logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. are trademarks of Sony Corporation. ) technology.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Unpacking • Front speakers (2) and surround speakers (2) • Center speaker (1) • Subwoofer (1) • AM loop antenna (aerial) (1) • FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) • Speaker cords (6, red/white/ green/gray/blue/purple) • Remote commander (remote) (1) •...
  • Page 9: 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 Note • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. •...
  • Page 10: Step 1: Positioning The System

    • Do not lean or hang on the speaker, as the speaker may fall down. • When you change the positions of the speakers, Sony recommends that you change the settings. For details, see “Getting Optimal Surround Sound for a Room” (page 79) and “Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically”...
  • Page 11 To install the speakers on a wall Before installing the speakers on a wall, connect the speaker cord to the speaker. Be sure to match the speaker cords to the appropriate terminals on the speakers: the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #. Color tube Front speaker (L): White Front speaker (R): Red...
  • Page 12 • Contact a screw shop or installer regarding the wall material or screws to be used. • Sony is not responsible for accident or damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall strength or improper screw installation, natural calamity, etc.
  • Page 13: Step 2: Connecting The System

    Step 2: Connecting the System See the connection diagram below, and read the additional information from 1 to 6 on the following pages. Note • Be sure to make connections securely to avoid hum and noise. • When you connect another component with a volume control, turn up the volume of the other components to a level where sound is not distorted.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Speakers

    1 Connecting the Speakers The connector and color tube of the speaker cords are the same color as the label of the jacks to be connected. Be sure to match the speaker cords to the appropriate terminals on the speakers: the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Tv

    2 Connecting the TV For video output to your TV, check the video input jacks of the TV, and select connection method A or B. Picture quality improves in order from A (standard) to B (HDMI). When the TV has the digital optical or coaxial output jack, you can improve sound quality by connecting with the digital cord (A).
  • Page 16: Connecting The Other Components

    3 Connecting the other components You can enjoy the connected component using the six speakers of the system. • Portable audio source: A • DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter: B SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SPEAKER DIGITAL IN CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL HDMI OUT To connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter...
  • Page 17 If your TV has multiple audio/video inputs You can enjoy the 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 the sound from more than two components.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Antenna (aerial)

    4 Connecting the antenna (aerial) SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SPEAKER DIGITAL IN CENTER SUBWOOFER COAXIAL OPTICAL HDMI OUT Note • Keep the AM loop antenna (aerial) and cord away from the system or other AV components, as noise may result. •...
  • Page 19: Inserting The Wireless Transceiver

    5 Inserting the wireless transceiver You can transmit sound from the unit to an S-AIR product, such as a surround amplifier or S-AIR receiver. An S-AIR product is a component that is compatible with the S-AIR function. To use the S-AIR function, you need to insert the wireless transceivers into the unit, surround amplifier, and S-AIR receiver.
  • Page 20: About The Demonstration

    6 Connecting the AC power cords (mains lead) Before connecting the AC power cords (mains leads) of the unit and the surround amplifier to a wall outlet (mains), connect the front, center speakers and subwoofer to the unit and surround speakers to the surround amplifier.
  • Page 21: Step 3: Setting Up The Wireless System

    Step 3: Setting up the Wireless System To use the wireless system, you need to set up the surround amplifier. Before setting, make sure that the wireless transceivers are inserted into the unit and the surround amplifier correctly (page 19). This wireless system is called “S-AIR.”...
  • Page 22 To prevent the transmission by neighbors To prevent the transmission from neighbors, you can identify the unit and the surround amplifier by performing the pairing operation. For details, see “Identifying the unit with a specific S-AIR sub unit (Pairing operation)” (page 76). To attach the cover to the surround amplifier After connecting and setting, you can attach the...
  • Page 23: Step 4: Performing The Quick Setup

    Step 4: Performing the Quick Setup Follow the Steps below to make the basic adjustments for using the system. Displayed items vary depending on the country model. Note • When you connect the system and the TV with the HDMI cable (not supplied), you need to set the type of video output for matching your TV.
  • Page 24 Press X/x to select the output method for video signals. • [VIDEO]: outputs video signals. • [RGB]: outputs RGB signals. Note • If your TV does not accept RGB signals, no picture appears on the TV screen even if you select [RGB].
  • Page 25 Unplug the calibration mic and press C/ c to select [YES]. Note • The environment of the room in which the system is installed may affect measurements. • If measurement fails, follow the message then retry [AUTO CALIBRATION]. Press Quick Setup is finished. All connections and setup operations are complete.
  • Page 26: Step 5: Enjoying Sound From All The Speakers

    Step 5: Enjoying Sound from all the Speakers You can enjoy DVD, TV, or VCR sound from all the speakers in this system. X/x/c, Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until the desired function appears in the front panel display. Each time you press FUNCTION +/–, the function changes as follows.
  • Page 27 Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TV” or “AUDIO” appears in the front panel display. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “ATTENUATE” appears in the front panel display, then press Press X/x to select a setting. • “ATT ON”: You can attenuate the input level.
  • Page 28: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Enjoying Surround Sound by Using Decoding Mode You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one of the system’s pre-programmed decoding modes. They bring exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “DEC. MODE” appears in the front panel display, then press or c.
  • Page 29 Display Decoding mode “PLII MOVIE” Dolby Pro Logic II MOVIE “PLII MUSIC” Dolby Pro Logic II MUSIC “2CH STEREO” 2 CHANNEL STEREO “HP 2CH” HEADPHONE 2 CHANNEL STEREO “HP VIRTUAL” HEADPHONE VIRTUAL Press The setting is made. Press SYSTEM MENU. The system menu turns off.
  • Page 30: Selecting The Sound Mode

    Selecting the Sound Mode You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music. Press SOUND MODE repeatedly during playback until the desired mode appears in the front panel display. • “AUTO”: The system selects “MOVIE” or “MUSIC” automatically to produce the sound effect depending on the disc.
  • Page 31: 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 Disc tray Connect headphones STEP Turn on your TV. Switch the input selector on the TV to this system.
  • Page 32 To use the headphones Connect the headphones to PHONES jack on the unit. The sound of the system is muted. You can also connect the headphones to PHONES jack on the surround amplifier. (The sound of the system is muted.) See page “To enjoy the sound by using headphones”...
  • Page 33: Changing The Sound

    To display the subtitles If subtitles are recorded on a disc, you can turn the subtitles on/off during playback. If multilingual subtitles are recorded on the disc, you can change the subtitle language during playback, or turn the subtitles on/off whenever you want.
  • Page 34 Checking the audio signal format If you press AUDIO repeatedly during playback, the format of the current audio signal (PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS, etc.) appears as shown below. 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...
  • Page 35 The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. Press X/x to select AUDIO CD/CD LAYER], then press x When the current layer is the CD layer [SUPER AUDIO CD] appears. x When the current layer is the Super Audio CD layer [CD] appears.
  • Page 36: Using Play Mode

    – you eject the disc. – the system enters standby mode (DATA CD/ DATA DVD only). – you change or reset the settings on the Setup Display. – you change the parental control level. – you change the function by pressing FUNCTION +/–.
  • Page 37: 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 38: Playing Repeatedly

    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 39: Searching/selecting A Disc

    Searching/Selecting a Disc Using the DVD’s menu A DVD is divided into a lot of 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 40 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 41: Playing Mp3 Files/jpeg Image Files

    Playing MP3 Files/JPEG Image Files You can play the 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 42 The folders recorded on the DATA CD or DATA DVD appear. When a folder is being played, its title is shaded. FOLDER LIST 01 Let's Talk About Love (1985) 02 1st Album (1986) 03 In the Middle of Nowhere (1986) 04 Ready for Romance (1986) 05 In the Garden of Venus (1987) 06 Romantic Warriors (1987)
  • Page 43 • If you play 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 44: Enjoying Divx® Videos

    • [OFF]: Off. Press Note • The [EFFECT] setting is not effective when you set [JPEG RESOLUTION] in [HDMI SETUP] to [(1920 × 1080i) HD ] or [(1920 × 1080i) HD] (page 52). ® Enjoying DivX About DivX video files ®...
  • Page 45: Selecting A Folder

    files with the extension “.AVI” or “.DIVX” if they do not contain a DivX video. • For details about playable MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files on a DATA CD or DATA DVD, see “Playable Discs” (page 5). Note •...
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Delay Between The Picture And Sound

    • If the number of viewing times is preset, you can play the DivX video files as many times as the preset number. The following occurrences are counted: – when the system is turned off. – when another file is played. –...
  • Page 47: Restricting Playback Of The Disc

    Restricting Playback of the Disc [PARENTAL CONTROL] Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited according to a predetermined level such as the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. You can set the playback restriction by registering a password.
  • Page 48: Changing The Password

    To turn off the [PARENTAL CONTROL] function Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in Step 11. To play a disc for which [PARENTAL CONTROL] is set Load the disc and press H. The display for entering your password appears. Enter your 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press The system starts playback.
  • Page 49: Using The Setup Display

    Using the Setup Display You can make various adjustments of items such as picture and sound. Displayed items vary depending on the country model. Note • Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display settings and not all the functions described may work.
  • Page 50: Settings For The Display

    x [OSD] (On-Screen Display) You can switch the display language on the TV screen. x [MENU] (DVD VIDEO only) You can switch the language for the disc’s menu. x [AUDIO] (DVD VIDEO only) You can switch the language of the sound track. When you select [ORIGINAL], the language given priority in the disc is selected.
  • Page 51: Settings For The Hdmi

    x [PAUSE MODE] (DVD VIDEO/DVD-R/ DVD-RW only) You can select the picture in pause mode. [AUTO]: The picture, including subjects that move dynamically, is output with no jitter. Normally select this position. [FRAME]: The picture, including subjects that do not move dynamically, is output in high resolution.
  • Page 52: Settings For The Audio

    [ON]: The system outputs audio signals by converting Dolby Digital, DTS, or 96 kHz/24 bit PCM signals to 48 kHz/16 bit PCM. Note • When you connect the unit and TV with an HDMI cable and [ON] is selected, [AUDIO DRC], [A/V SYNC], DYNAMIC BASS, “DEC.
  • Page 53: Other Settings

    x [TRACK SELECTION] (DVD VIDEO only) You can give the sound track which contains the highest number of channels priority when you play a DVD VIDEO on which multiple audio formats (PCM, DTS, Dolby Digital, or MPEG audio) are recorded. [OFF]: Off.
  • Page 54 SPEAKER SETUP CONNECTION: DISTANCE(FRONT): DISTANCE(SURROUND): LEVEL(FRONT): LEVEL(SURROUND): TEST TONE FRONT: CENTER: SURROUND: SUBWOOFER: x [CONNECTION] If you do not connect center or surround speakers, set the parameters for [CENTER] and [SURROUND]. Since the front speaker and subwoofer setting is fixed, you cannot change them.
  • Page 55 2)3) [L/R] 3.0 m/10 ft : Set the surround speaker distance (up to 5.0 meters (16 ft) closer to the front speakers). 0.0 to 6.9 meters for North American models. When you perform the Quick Setup (page 23), the default settings are changed. This item appears when you set [SURROUND] to [YES] in the [CONNECTION] setting.
  • Page 56: Tuner

    • You can operate the tuner function by observing the following display on the TV screen. Current band and preset number FM 10 : 88.00 MHz SONY RADIO Station name Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 57: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the Radio Preset radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting Radio Stations” (page 56)). Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM” appears in the front panel display. The last received station is tuned in. Press PRESET +/–...
  • Page 58 1 t 2 t ... t 1 t ... x “TUNER FM” 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” When the station name is not set 1 Frequency Ex.
  • Page 59: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) What is the Radio Data System? The Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting service that allows radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. This tuner offers convenient RDS features, such as station name display. RDS is available only for FM stations.* Note •...
  • Page 60: 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 Sony, even if the component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 61 To set the [CONTROL FOR HDMI] function to on/off Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly until “DVD” appears in the front panel display. 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.
  • Page 62 Enjoying TV sound from the speakers in this system (System Audio Control) You can enjoy TV sound in this system by easy operation. To use this function, connect the system and the TV with an audio cord (not supplied) and an HDMI cable (not supplied) (page 15).
  • Page 63: Playing Back Audio Files/jpeg Image Files Of A Usb Device

    Playing Back Audio Files/JPEG Image Files of a USB Device You can play audio files (MP3/WMA/AAC files)/JPEG image files stored in a USB device such as the digital music player or USB storage media (not supplied) by connecting the USB device to the unit.
  • Page 64 Notes on the USB device • The system can play back up to 200 folders, including albums that do not contain audio files and JPEG image files. When more than 200 folders are in the USB device, folders that are recognized by the system differ depending on the folder configuration.
  • Page 65 FOLDER LIST 01 Let's Talk About Love (1985) 02 1st Album (1986) 03 In the Middle of Nowhere (1986) 04 Ready for Romance (1986) 05 In the Garden of Venus (1987) 06 Romantic Warriors (1987) 07 Back for Good (1988) 08 Alone (1999) Press X/x to select a folder.
  • Page 66 Press X/x to select a folder. x To play JPEG image files in a folder as a slide show Press H to start playing the selected folder. The JPEG images are played as a slide show. You can change the interval of the slide show (page 66), and add effects to the slide show (page 66).
  • Page 67 Press X/x to select then press The options for [EFFECT] appear. Press X/x to select a setting. • [MODE 1]: The JPEG image file sweeps in from top to bottom. • [MODE 2]: The JPEG image file stretches out from left to right of the TV screen. •...
  • Page 68 Press DISPLAY. (When playing a JPEG image files, press twice.) The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. Press X/x to select the search method. • [TRACK]: audio files. • [FILE]: JPEG image files. • [FOLDER]: Folders. [** (**)] is selected (** refers to a number). The number in parentheses indicates the total number of audio files, JPEG image files, or folders.
  • Page 69: Storing Songs In A Usb Device

    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. 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 70 • Some USB devices cannot be played back on the system depending on the file format. Recording songs on an audio CD into 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.
  • Page 71 Recordable space of the USB device USB RECORDING Free: 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 copied. 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 72: Using The Digital Media Port Adapter

    Using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) adapter (not supplied) is for enjoying sound from a portable audio source or computer. By connecting a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, you can enjoy sound from the connected component on the system. Available DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters vary in each area.
  • Page 73: Using An S-air Product

    Using an S-AIR Product The unit is compatible with the S-AIR function (page 102), which allows sound transmission between S-AIR products. About S-AIR products There are two types of S-AIR product. • S-AIR main unit (this unit): This is for transmitting sound.
  • Page 74 Sound transmission is established as follows (example): This unit ID A ID A ID A S-AIR sub unit S-AIR sub unit • To confirm the current ID, perform Steps 1 to 7 above. When you pair the unit with the S-AIR sub unit (page 76), [(PAIRING)] appears beside ID on the display for selecting ID.
  • Page 75 Select the desired function on the S-AIR receiver. x When “PARTY” is set The function changes in the same sequence as you press FUNCTION +/– (page 26). x When “SEPARATE” is set The function changes as follows. “MAIN UNIT” t “TUNER FM” t “TUNER AM”...
  • Page 76 Identifying the unit with a specific S-AIR sub unit (Pairing operation) For the surround amplifier For the S-AIR receiver It is easy to set the same ID for the unit and an S-AIR sub unit, such as a surround amplifier or S-AIR receiver, to establish sound transmission.
  • Page 77 Press X/x to select [AUDIO SETUP], then press The options for [AUDIO SETUP] appear. Press X/x to select [S-AIR SETUP t], then press Press X/x to select [PAIRING], then press The confirmation display appears. Press C/c to select [YES], then press The unit starts pairing.
  • Page 78 Note • When the wireless transceiver is not inserted in the unit, you cannot set the “RF CHANGE.” • In most cases, you will not need to change this setting. • If “RF CHANGE” is set to “OFF,” transmission between the unit and S-AIR sub unit can be performed using one of the following channels.
  • Page 79: Other Operations

    • [NO]: Exit [SPEAKER FORMATION]. Note • In order to enjoy the surround sound after you change the position of the speakers, Sony recommends you set [SPEAKER FORMATION], and then set [AUTO CALIBRATION] (page 80). • When you change the [CONNECTION] setting in [SPEAKER SETUP] (page 53), the [SPEAKER FORMATION] setting returns to [STANDARD].
  • Page 80: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically

    Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically [AUTO CALIBRATION] D. C. A. C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) can set the appropriate surround sound automatically. Note • The system outputs a loud test sound when [AUTO CALIBRATION] starts. You cannot turn the volume down.
  • Page 81: Controlling The Tv With The Supplied Remote

    See page 53. Controlling the TV with the Supplied Remote You can control the TV (Sony only) by using following buttons. Use these buttons (other than TV [/1, THEATRE, TV INPUT, and TV VOL +/–) while pressing the TV button.
  • Page 82: Using The Sound Effect

    Using the Sound Effect Reinforcing bass frequencies You can reinforce bass frequencies. Press DYNAMIC BASS. “D. BASS ON” appears in the front panel display and bass frequencies are effectively reinforced. To turn off the sound effect Press DYNAMIC BASS again. Enjoying the sound at low volume You can enjoy sound effects or dialogue, as you...
  • Page 83: Changing The Brightness Of The Front Panel Display

    Changing the Brightness of the Front Panel Display The brightness of the front panel display can be set to either of 2 levels. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press X/x repeatedly until “DIMMER” appears in the front panel display, then press or c. Press X/x to select the brightness of the front panel display.
  • Page 84: Checking The Play Information

    x DATA CD (DivX video file)/DATA DVD (DivX 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 85 To check DATA CD/DATA DVD (MP3 file/DivX video file) text By pressing DISPLAY while playing MP3 files or DivX video files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD, you can display the name of the folder/ MP3 file/DivX video file, and the audio bit rate (the amount of data per second of the current audio) on the TV screen.
  • Page 86: 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, A, 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 87: 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 88: Notes About The Discs

    transmission may result. In this case, take the following steps: – Do not install the system near other wireless systems. – Do not use the system and the other wireless systems at the same time. • The transmission distance differs depending on the usage environment.
  • Page 89: Troubleshooting

    Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. In the event of a problem with the S-AIR function, have a Sony dealer check the entire system together (main unit and S-AIR sub unit).
  • Page 90 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 91 Symptom Remedy The surround effect is difficult to • Make sure the “DEC. MODE” setting (page 28). hear when you are playing a • Check the speaker connections and settings (pages 14, 53). 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 92 Symptom The MP3 file cannot be played. • The DATA CD is not recorded in the MP3 format that conforms to ISO 9660 The JPEG image file cannot be played. The MP3 files and JPEG image files starts playing simultaneously. The DivX video file cannot be played.
  • Page 93 • Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD being played (page 32). • The DVD prohibits changing the angles. A disc cannot be ejected and • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 94: Usb Device

    (USB) port. Turn off the system and remove the USB device from the (USB) port. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. • If you connect an unsupported USB device, the following problems may occur.
  • Page 95 – 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 not support all of these FAT.
  • Page 96 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.
  • Page 97 • After checking the above items and fixing any problems, connect the AC power cord (mains lead) of the surround amplifier and turn on the surround amplifier. If the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer. feet) away feet) away...
  • Page 98 Symptom There is no sound. Check the status of the POWER / ON LINE indicator on the surround amplifier. “HP NO LINK” and “VOLUME MIN” appear alternately in the front panel display, and the volume of the unit becomes minimum. Remedy •...
  • Page 99: 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 100: 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 Inputs (Digital) TV (COAXIAL IN/OPTICAL IN) Outputs (Analog) Phones Super Audio CD/DVD System...
  • Page 101 General Power requirements 220 V - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption On: 125 W Standby: 0.3 W (at the Power Saving mode) Output voltage (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT) DC 5 V Output current (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT) 700 mA Dimensions (approx.) 430 mm ×...
  • Page 102: Glossary

    Glossary Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Digital Cinema Auto Calibration was developed by Sony to automatically measure and adjusts the speaker settings to your listening environment in a short period of time. Dolby Digital This movie theater sound format is more advanced than Dolby Surround Pro Logic.
  • Page 103 Medical band), such as wireless LANs and Bluetooth applications. Super Audio CD Super Audio CD is a new high-quality audio disc standard where music is recorded in the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) format (conventional CD is recorded in the PCM format).
  • Page 104: 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 105: 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) (23, 86) B A (open/close) (31) C Front panel display (107) D Play operation buttons (31) (remote sensor) (9) F FUNCTION (26) G VOLUME control (31) H PHONES jack (31) I AUDIO IN/A.CAL MIC jack (16, 23, 80)
  • Page 106: Rear Panel

    Rear panel SPEAKER CENTER SUBWOOFER A SPEAKER jacks (14) B EZW-RT10 slot (19) C COAXIAL 75Ω FM jack (18) D AM terminal (18) E EURO AV T OUTPUT (TO TV) jack (15) SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L DIGITAL IN COAXIAL OPTICAL HDMI OUT DMPORT...
  • Page 107: 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. (82) C Displays system’s status such as chapter, title, or track number, time information, radio frequency, playing status, decoding mode, etc. D Lights up when a station is received.
  • Page 108 Surround amplifier Front panel POWER POWER/ON LINE PHONES A PHONES jack (21) B POWER (ON/OFF) (21) C POWER / ON LINE indicator (21) D PAIRING indicator (76) E PAIRING (76) Rear panel EZW-RT S-AIR ID SPEAKER PAIRING SURROUND SELECTOR SURROUND SURROUND BACK F Wireless transceiver (EZW-RT10) slot...
  • Page 109: Remote Control

    Remote control ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – O ANGLE 3 (32) AUDIO qh (33) CLEAR es (36, 49, 57) D.TUNING ws (57) DISC SKIP DISPLAY wa (58, 68, 83) DVD MENU wg (39) DVD TOP MENU qd (39) DYNAMIC BASS 6 (82) ENTER wf (20, 23, 34, 36, 56, FUNCTION +/–...
  • Page 110: 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 111 Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO. Control Menu items Selected item Function name of selected REPEAT 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 39)/[SCENE] (page 39)/[TRACK] (page 39) You can select the title, scene, or track to be played.
  • Page 112 [SHUFFLE] (page 37) You can play the track/file in random order. [REPEAT] (page 38) 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 46) You can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. [DISC MENU] (page 39) You can display the DVD’s menu.
  • Page 113 [EFFECT] (page 66) You can select the effects to be used for changing slides during a slide show. [MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)] (pages 64, 65) You can select the data type; MP3/AAC/WMA file or JPEG image file, when playing a USB device.
  • Page 114: Index

    Index Numerics 5.1 Channel Surround 34 A/V SYNC 46 AAC file 63 ANGLE 32 ATTENUATE 27 AUDIO 50 AUDIO (HDMI) 51 AUDIO DRC 52 AUDIO SETUP 52 AUTO CALIBRATION 52, 80, BACKGROUND 53 COLD RESET 86 CONTROL FOR HDMI 51 Control for HDMI 60 Control Menu Display 110 CUSTOM 49, 86...
  • Page 116 Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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