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3-209-649-12(2)
Multi Channel
AV Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DA3300ES
Sony Corporation
©2007 Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia

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  • Page 1 3-209-649-12(2) Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DA3300ES Sony Corporation ©2007 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...
  • Page 2: United Kingdom

    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 Manual

    HDMI Licensing LLC. This product using Neural Surround, THX Technologies is manufactured under license from Neural Audio Corporation and THX Ltd. Sony Corporation hereby grants the user a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to use this product, and other related technologies dully licensed owned by Neural Audio Corporation and/or THX Ltd.,...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Description and location of parts ...6 1: Installing speakers ...15 2: Connecting speakers ...17 3: Connecting the monitor ...19 4a: Connecting the audio components ...21 4b: Connecting the video components ...26 5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) ...35 6: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...36 7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface) ...38...
  • Page 5 Additional Information Glossary ... 109 Precautions ... 111 Troubleshooting ... 112 Specifications ... 117 Index ... 120...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started 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.
  • Page 7 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 43). C TONE MODE Adjusts FRONT/ CENTER/ TONE SURROUND/ SURROUND BACK BASS and TREBLE.
  • Page 8 Name Function S INPUT Turn to select the input SELECTOR source to play back. T MASTER Turn to adjust the VOLUME volume level of all speakers at the same time.
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Player, or a satellite tuner. An image and the sound are output to TV or a projector (page 19, 27). B DMPORT Connects to a Sony DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (page 22). C ANTENNA section FM ANTENNA Connects to the FM...
  • Page 10 E AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT section AUDIO IN/ Connect to a tape OUT jacks deck or MD deck, etc (page 19, 21, 22, 25). MULTI Connect to a Super CHANNEL Audio CD player or INPUT jacks DVD player with an analog audio jack for 7.1 channel or 5.1 channel sound (page 21, 24).
  • Page 11 Remote commander You can use the supplied remote RM-AAP019 to operate the receiver and to control the Sony audio/video components that the remote is assigned to operate (page 105). RM-AAP019 Name Function A AV ?/1 (on/ Press to turn on or off the audio/...
  • Page 12 Name Function H Numeric 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 0/10 to select track number 10. – select channel numbers of the VCR or satellite tuner.
  • Page 13 Name Function T MASTER Press to adjust the volume level VOL + /– of all speakers at the same time. TV VOL +/– Press TV (wl), then press TV VOL +/– to adjust the volume level of the TV. U DISC SKIP Press to skip a disc when using a multi-disc changer.
  • Page 14 RM-AAU018 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. Name Function A ?/1 (on/ Press to turn a receiver on or off. standby) B 2CH/ Press to select sound field A.DIRECT...
  • Page 15: 1: Installing Speakers

    1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one sub woofer). 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 sub woofer (5.1 channel system).
  • Page 16 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 sub woofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
  • Page 17: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: 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) ACenter speaker BFront speaker A (L) CFront speaker A (R) DSurround speaker (L) ESurround speaker (R) FSurround back speaker (L) GSurround back speaker (R)
  • Page 18 If you connect only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS L terminals. When you connect a sub woofer 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 sub woofer, then sound may not be output.
  • Page 19: 3: Connecting The Monitor

    3: Connecting the monitor You can watch the selected input image when you connect the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jack to a TV. You can operate this receiver using a GUI (Graphical User Interface). Audio signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D HDMI cable (not supplied)
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21: 4a: Connecting The Audio Components

    4a: 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, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
  • Page 22: Connecting Components With Digital Audio Input/output Jacks

    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 Audio cord (not supplied) B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) C Optical digital cord (not supplied) Notes...
  • Page 23 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.
  • Page 24 Connecting components with multi-channel output jacks If your DVD 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.
  • Page 25 Connecting components with analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component with analog jacks, such as tape deck, turntable, etc. Super Audio CD player, CD player Turntable A Audio cord (not supplied) Notes • If your turntable has a ground (earth) wire, connect it to the (U) SIGNAL GND terminal.
  • Page 26: 4b: Connecting The Video Components

    4b: 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, refer to “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component.
  • Page 27 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.
  • Page 28: Notes On Connecting Cables

    Notes on connecting cables • We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. • We recommend that you use an HDMI, version 1.3a, category 2 cable with the HDMI logo (made by Sony) to watch a video image of 1080p or higher.
  • Page 29: Dvd Player, Blu-ray Disc Player

    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)
  • Page 30: Satellite Tuner, Catv System

    Connecting a satellite tuner, CATV system The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner, CATV system. 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)
  • Page 31: Dvd Recorder, Vcr

    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. Audio signals A Audio cord (not supplied) B Video cord (not supplied) C Audio/video cord (not supplied) It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
  • Page 32 Function for conversion of video signals This receiver is equipped with a function for converting video signals. You can output the video signal after connecting this receiver via the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jack as shown in the illustration. In the video input/output conversion table of the receiver OUTPUT jack HDMI OUT INPUT jack...
  • Page 33 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.
  • Page 34 In the video input/output conversion table classified by the menu settings For details on “Resolution” menu setting, see “Settings for the video (Video settings menu)” (page 57) and on operating, see “Converting analog video input signals” (page 81). Output from “Resolution”...
  • Page 35: 5: Connecting The Antennas (aerials)

    5: 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.
  • Page 36: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    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 •...
  • Page 37 You can switch the command mode (AV SYSTEM 1 or AV SYSTEM 2) of the receiver and the remote. If both the receiver and the other Sony component respond to the same remote command, switch the command mode of either the component or the receiver to...
  • Page 38: 7: Operating The Receiver Using The Gui (graphical User Interface)

    Press RM SET UP. The RM SET UP button flashes. Press CLEAR. Press 1 or 2 while the RM SET UP button is flashing. When you press 1, the command mode is set to AV SYSTEM 1. When you press 2, the command mode is set to AV SYSTEM Press ENTER when the RM SET UP button lights up.
  • Page 39: Overview Of The Menus

    Turn on the receiver and the TV. Press AMP to enable receiver operation. Press SHIFT, then press MENU while the SHIFT button is lit. The display mode of the menu will toggle between DISPLAY and SCREEN. When set to SCREEN, the receiver is in “GUI MODE”...
  • Page 40: Navigating Through Menus

    System For details on adjusting the system using the System settings menu, see “Settings for the system (System settings menu)” (page 58). Navigating through menus RETURN/ EXIT O Press AMP. If “GUI MODE” is not displayed in the display window of the receiver, follow the steps given in “Displaying the GUI menu on the TV screen”...
  • Page 41: 8: Setting The Speakers

    8: Setting the speakers Setting the speaker impedances Set the appropriate speaker impedance for the speakers you are using. Press AMP MENU to display the GUI menu on the TV screen. If “GUI MODE” is not displayed in the display window of the receiver, follow the steps given in “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface)”...
  • Page 42: Selecting The Front Speakers

    – When you connect speakers with impedance of 16 ohms or higher in both “A” and “B” configuration: Set “Impedance” to “8 Ω” in the Speaker settings menu. – For other types of speakers in other configurations: Set “Impedance” to “4 Ω” in the Speaker settings menu.
  • Page 43: 9: Calibrating The Appropriate Speaker Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    9: Calibrating the appropriate speaker settings automatically (Auto Calibration) The DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) function allows you to perform automatic calibration, such as checking the connection between each speaker and the receiver, adjusting the speaker level, and measuring the distance of each speaker from your seating position automatically.
  • Page 44: Performing Auto Calibration

    Note Depending on the characteristics of the sub woofer you are using, the setup distance value may be further away from the actual position. Using the receiver as a pre- amplifier You can use the auto calibration function when you use the receiver as a pre-amplifier. In this case, the distance value shown on the display may differ from the actual distance value.
  • Page 45 • Frequency Characteristic Press b. Press to select “Start.” The measurement starts in five seconds. Measurement starts. The measurement process will take approximately 30 seconds with a test tone. Wait until the measurement process completes. Note You cannot measure the speaker height of the surround speakers and the surround back speakers.
  • Page 46 Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. Sets the frequency to one that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker. Sets the auto calibration EQ...
  • Page 47 The size of a speaker (LARGE/SMALL) is determined by the low characteristics. The measurement results may vary, depending on the position of the optimizer microphone and speakers, and the shape of the room. It is recommended that you follow the measurement results. However, you can change those settings in the Speaker settings menu.
  • Page 48 Message list after auto calibration measurement Display Explanation Code 30 Headphones are connected. Remove the headphones and perform the auto calibration again. Code 31 SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) is set to OFF. Set it to others and re-perform the measurement. Code 32 None of the speakers were detected.
  • Page 49 To set auto calibration items more precisely (Enhanced Setup) On the Auto Calibration menu, select “Enhanced Setup,” then press • Seating Position You can register three patterns as position 1, 2, and 3, depending on the seating position, listening environment, and measurement conditions.
  • Page 50: Playback

    Playback Selecting a component MUTING Press one of the input buttons. When you want to select a component connected to the PHONO, the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT or TV jack, press SHIFT and then press PHONO, MULTI IN or TV. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver or the RM-AAU018 remote.
  • Page 51 • You can adjust the volume differently depending on the length of time you press and hold the MASTER VOL +/– button on the remote. To turn the volume up or down quickly: press and hold the button. To make a fine adjustment: press the button and release it immediately.
  • Page 52: Listening To A Super Audio Cd/cd

    Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD • The operation is described for a Sony Super Audio CD player. • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Super Audio CD player or CD player. You can select the sound field to suit the music.
  • Page 53: Watching A Dvd/blu-ray Disc

    Watching a DVD/Blu-ray Disc • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and DVD player, Blu-ray Disc Player. Select the sound format of the disc to be played, if necessary. You can select the sound field to suit the movie or the music. Refer to page 62 for details.
  • Page 54: Enjoying Video Games

    Enjoying video games VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and video game. Turn on the TV and video game. Turn on the receiver. Press INPUT SELECTOR to select “VIDEO 3*.” You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select “VIDEO 3*.”...
  • Page 55: Watching Video

    Watching video • Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV and VCR. Turn on the VCR. Turn on the receiver. Press INPUT SELECTOR to select “VIDEO 1*.” You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select “VIDEO 1*.” * When you connect VCR to the VIDEO 1 jack.
  • Page 56: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Settings for the audio (Audio settings menu) You can use the Audio settings menu to make settings for the audio to suit your preference. Select “Audio” in the Settings menu. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface)”...
  • Page 57: Settings For The Video (video Settings Menu)

    Settings for the video (Video settings menu) You can use the Video settings menu to make settings for video. Select “Video” in the Settings menu. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface)” (page 38).
  • Page 58: Settings For The System (system Settings Menu)

    connected to the receiver. The multi-channel sound can be played back as it is. Note Audio signals are not output from the TV’s speakers when HDMI Audio is set to “AMP.” x HDMI SW Level Lets you set the level of the sub woofer to 0 dB or +10 dB when PCM signals are input via an HDMI connection.
  • Page 59: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying a pre- programmed sound field Start playing a sound source you want to listen to (CD, DVD, etc.). Press AMP MENU to display the GUI menu on the TV screen. If “GUI MODE” is not displayed in the display window of the receiver, follow the steps given in “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User...
  • Page 60 enables you to enjoy high quality analog sources. When using this function, only the volume and front speaker balance can be adjusted. Types of A.F.D. mode 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.
  • Page 61 Notes • This function does not work in the following cases. – The multi-channel input is selected. – Input signals of which the sampling frequency is more than 48 kHz are being received. – The multi-channel Linear PCM signals are received via an HDMI IN jack.
  • Page 62 * You can select this sound field mode if the headphones are connected to the receiver. Effect Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any type of movie.
  • Page 63: Adjusting The Sound Effect

    Notes • The sound fields for music and movies do not work in the following cases. – The multi-channel input is selected. – Input signals of which the sampling frequency is more than 48 kHz are being received. – The multi-channel Linear PCM signals are received via an HDMI IN jack.
  • Page 64: Panorama Mode

    While monitoring the sound, adjust the selected parameter using V/v and For details, see following menu parameters. Note The setup items you can adjust on each menu vary depending on the sound field. To adjust the effect level Press V/v repeatedly to select the effect level, then press Press V/v repeatedly to adjust the level.
  • Page 65: Using The Surround Back Decoding Mode

    Using the surround back decoding mode By decoding the surround back signal recorded in Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS- ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, etc., format, you can enjoy the surround sound intended by the filmmakers. Press AMP MENU to display the GUI menu on the TV screen.
  • Page 66 Input stream Output Surround back channels decoding Dolby Digital — Dolby Digital Matrix decoder that Surround EX confirms to Dolby Digital EX DTS 5.1 — DTS-ES Matrix DTS Matrix decoding DTS-ES DTS Discrete Discrete 6.1 decoding A 6.1 channel decode flag is information recorded in software, such as DVDs.
  • Page 67: Enjoying The Surround Effect At Low Volume Levels (night Mode)

    Enjoying the surround effect at low volume levels (NIGHT MODE) 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.
  • Page 68: Advanced Speakers Setting Up

    Advanced Speakers Setting Up Adjusting the speaker settings manually You can adjust the each speaker manually. You can also adjust the speaker levels after the auto calibration is completed. Making settings with the Manual Setup menu Press AMP MENU to display the GUI menu on the TV screen.
  • Page 69 will be output from the sub woofer if the digital input signal contains L.F.E. signals, or if the front or surround speakers are set to “SMALL,” the sound field for movie is selected, or “Portable Audio” is selected. x Distance (Distance from the seating position to each speaker) You can adjust the distance from the seating...
  • Page 70 • SIDE/LOW Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to sections A and C. • SIDE/HIGH Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to sections A and D. • BEHD/LOW Select if the location of your surround speakers corresponds to sections B and C.
  • Page 71 Press AMP MENU to display the GUI menu on the TV screen. If “GUI MODE” is not displayed in the display window of the receiver, follow the steps given in “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface)” (page 38). Press V/v repeatedly to select “Settings,”...
  • Page 72: Test Tone

    You can select the test tone type. Select the speaker you want to adjust, then press The test tone is output from each speaker in sequence. Adjust the parameter using V/v, then press Tips • To adjust the level of all speakers at the same time, press MASTER VOL +/–.
  • Page 73: Dynamic Range Compressor

    Note Set “Sur Back Assign” to “OFF,” then connect the surround back speakers to this receiver when you want to change the connection from a bi-amplifier connection to a surround back speakers connection. Re-set up the speakers after you connect the surround back speakers.
  • Page 74: Adjusting The Equalizer

    Adjusting the equalizer You can use following parameters to adjust the tonal quality (bass/treble level) of all speakers, store up to 5 different equalizer settings and apply them. These settings are applied to all sound fields and for each speaker. Bass Level (dB)
  • Page 75: Clearing Stored Equalizer Settings

    Clearing stored equalizer settings Press OPTIONS, then press “Are you sure to clear EQ Settings?” appears. Press B/b repeatedly to select “Yes,” then press...
  • Page 76: Tuner Operations

    Tuner Operations 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 35). The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below. •...
  • Page 77: Direct Tuning

    Direct tuning Enter the frequency of a station directly by using the numeric buttons. Press AMP MENU to display the GUI menu on the TV screen. If “GUI MODE” is not displayed in the display window of the receiver, follow the steps given in “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User Interface)”...
  • Page 78: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 30 FM and 30 AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the stations you often listen to. Press AMP MENU to display the GUI menu on the TV screen. If “GUI MODE” is not displayed in the display window of the receiver, follow the steps given in “7: Operating the receiver using the GUI (Graphical User...
  • Page 79: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) 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. Notes • RDS is operable only for FM stations. •...
  • Page 80 Program type Description indication Travel & Touring Programs about travel. Not for announcements that are located by TP/TA. Leisure & Programs on recreational Hobby activities such as gardening, fishing, cooking, etc. Jazz Music Jazz programs Country Music Country music programs National Music Programs featuring the popular music of the country or region Oldies Music...
  • Page 81: Other Operations

    For details on connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, see “Connecting components with digital audio input/output jacks” (page 22). Sony offers the following DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters: • TDM-BT1 Bluetooth™ Wireless Audio Adapter • TDM-NW1 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter •...
  • Page 82 Selecting an operation screen to operate the component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter You can select an operation screen using the GUI menu, depending on the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter you want to use. For some adapter, such as TDM-BT1 or TDM- NW1, the operation screen is fixed and you cannot change it on the GUI screen.
  • Page 83 Operating the component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter To operate the TDM-iP1 or TDM- NC1 using the GUI menu of the receiver Make sure that “System GUI” is selected in step 6 in “Selecting an operation screen to operate the component connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter”...
  • Page 84 You can also operate the components connected to the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter using the play mode buttons on the remote of the receiver. Do the following Play Press H. Pause Press X. To resume play, press the button again. Stop Press x.* Press ..
  • Page 85: Naming Inputs

    Naming inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs and display it. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of the connected components. Choose the item you want to name. You can name the following items. •...
  • Page 86: Switching Between Digital And Analog Audio (input Mode)

    Switching between digital and analog audio (INPUT MODE) When you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, you can fix the audio input mode to either of them, or switch from one to the other, depending on the type of material you intend to watch.
  • Page 87: Enjoying The Sound/images From Other Inputs

    Enjoying the sound/ images from other inputs You can reassign video and/or audio signals to another input. Example) Connect the OPTICAL OUT jack of the DVD player to the OPTICAL VIDEO 1 IN jack of this receiver when you want to input the only digital optical audio signals from the DVD player.
  • Page 88 Input name Assignable Video1 Component video input Video1 Composite jacks Video2 Composite Video3 Composite DVD/BD Component DVD/BD Composite SAT/CATV Component SAT/CATV Composite HDMI1 HDMI2 HDMI3 Assignable Video1 OPT audio input Video3 OPT jacks SAT/CATV OPT MD/Tape OPT Video2 COAX DVD/BD COAX SA-CD/CD COAX Notes •...
  • Page 89: Changing The Display

    Changing the display You can check the sound field, etc., by changing the information on the display. SHIFT DISPLAY Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will change as follows. Input name you selected t Original input name t Sound field type t Volume...
  • Page 90 About the indicators on the display Name Function A SW Lights up when sub woofer is connected and the audio signal is output from the SUB WOOFER jack. While this indicator lights up, the receiver creates a sub woofer signal based on the L.F.E.
  • Page 91 Name Function C INPUT Lights up constantly. One of the input indicators also lights up according to the current input. D AUTO Lights up when INPUT MODE is set to “Auto”. E HDMI Lights up when the receiver recognizes a component connected via an HDMI IN jack.
  • Page 92 Name Function S ;PRO Lights up when the receiver LOGIC (II/ applies Dolby Pro Logic IIx) processing to 2 channel signals in order to output the center and surround channel signals. “;PRO LOGIC II” also lights up when the Dolby Pro Logic II Movie/Music/Game decoder is activated.
  • Page 93: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the sleep timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. SLEEP Press SLEEP repeatedly. Each time you press SLEEP, the display changes cyclically as follows: When sleep timer is being used, “SLEEP” lights up. To check the remaining time before the receiver turns off, press SLEEP.
  • Page 94: Using A Bi-amplifier Connection

    Notes • Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output from the MD/TAPE OUT jacks. • The audio input signals from the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks are not output. To record digital sound Connect a component for playback to the digital audio input (OPTICAL IN) jack, and connect the recording component to the OPTICAL MD/TAPE OUT jack.
  • Page 95: Operating Without Connecting To The Tv

    Notes • You cannot use the FRONT SPEAKERS B jacks for a bi-amplifier connection. • When you use the auto calibration function, make the bi-amplifier settings before you perform auto calibration. • If you make the bi-amplifier settings, the speaker level, balance, and equalizer settings of the surround back speakers become invalid, and those of the front speakers are used.
  • Page 96 Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 40. Menu Item Auto Calibration AUTO CAL START? COMPLETE [xxxxxxxxxx] WARNING CODE [xxx:4x] FL, FR, C, SL, SR, SBL, SBR : 0, 1, 2, 3 ERROR CODE [xxx:3x] CAL TYPE [xxxxxxxxx] FULL FLAT, ENGINEER, FRONT POSITION [xxxxxxxx]...
  • Page 97 Menu Item Speaker Settings SP PATTERN [xxxxx] SUB WOOFER [xxx] FRONT SP [xxxxx] CENTER SP [xxxxx] SURROUND SP [xxxxx] SUR BACK SP [xxxxxx] BI-AMP [xxx] FRONT L [xxxxxxxxx] FRONT R [xxxxxxxxx] CENTER [xxxxxxxxx] SURROUND L [xxxxxxxxx] SURROUND R [xxxxxxxxx] SUR BACK [xxxxxxxxx] 1.0 to 10.0 m (1 cm step) SUR BACK L [xxxxxxxxx] SUR BACK R...
  • Page 98 Menu Item Sur Settings SOUND FIELD SELECT ? SB DECODING [xxxx] SB DEC MODE [xxxxxxx] DDEX, PLIIx MV, PLIIx MS EFFECT LEVEL [xxx%] CENTER WIDTH [x] DIMENSION [xxxxxxx] PANORAMA MODE [xxx] SCREEN DEPTH [xxx] VIR. SPEAKERS [xxx] EQ Settings EQ PRESET [xxx] FRONT BASS [xxx dB] FRONT TREBLE [xxx dB] CENTER BASS [xxx dB]...
  • Page 99 Menu Item Video Settings RESOLUTION [xxxxxxxx] COMPONENT V. ASSIGN ? VIDEO 1 c [xxxxxxxx] NONE, VIDEO1 to 3, DVD/BD, DVD/BD c [xxxxxxxx] SAT/CATV c [xxxxxxxx] HDMI Settings HDMI CONTROL [xxx] HDMI AUDIO [xxxxxx] HDMI SW [xxx dB] HDMI VIDEO ASSIGN ? HDMI 1 c [xxxxxxxx] HDMI 2 c [xxxxxxxx] HDMI 3 c [xxxxxxxx]...
  • Page 100 Performing auto calibration For details on the auto calibration, see “9: Calibrating the appropriate speaker settings automatically (Auto Calibration)” (page 43). Refer to “Before you perform the auto calibration” (page 43) before performing the auto calibration. To operate on the receiver Press SHIFT, then press MENU to switch from “GUI MODE”...
  • Page 101 Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. ENGINEER Sets the frequency characteristics to a set that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. FRONT REF Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 102: Tuning Radio Stations

    Tuning radio stations Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver. Press TUNING + or TUNING –. Press TUNING + to scan from low to high frequencies, press TUNING – to scan from high to low frequencies.
  • Page 103: Using The Remote

    When you program the remote to control the following Sony or non-Sony components, you can use the buttons on the remote that are marked with circles. Note, however, that some buttons may not operate your component.
  • Page 104 Table of buttons used to control each component Component TV VCR player, DVD/ Button combo AV ?/1, ?/1 (after pressing TV) Numeric buttons MEMORY/ENTER CLEAR/D.TUNING/ >10/-/-- DISPLAY OPTIONS/TOOLS RETURN/EXIT V/v/B/b MENU ./> B·/·b m/TUNING –, M/TUNING + X, x DISC SKIP MUTING, MASTER VOL +/–, TV VOL +/–...
  • Page 105: Programming The Remote

    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. Before you begin, note that: –...
  • Page 106 742, 743, 744, 745 SANYO 717, 720, 746 SHARP 748, 749 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.
  • Page 107 To control a DVD player Maker Code(s) SONY 401, 402 BROKSONIC DENON HITACHI 415, 423 MITSUBISHI ORITRON PANASONIC 406, 408, 425 PHILIPS PIONEER 409, 410 SAMSUNG 416, 422 TOSHIBA 404, 421 ZENITH 418, 420 To control a DVD recorder Maker...
  • Page 108: Clearing All The Contents Of The Remote's Memory

    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...
  • Page 109: Additional Information

    The frequency at which two speaker’s frequencies intersect. x Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) Unique sound reproduction technology for home theater developed by Sony, in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for enjoying the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters at home. With this “Digital Cinema Sound”...
  • Page 110: Dts Digital Surround

    existing stereo recorded content can also be reproduced in 7.1 channels (or 6.1 channels). x Dolby Surround (Dolby Pro Logic) Audio processing technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Center and mono surround information is matrixed into two stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is decoded and output in 4 channels surround sound.
  • Page 111: Precautions

    Sony, and is a trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international standard for color space in video. This standard can express a wider color range than the currently used broadcast standard.
  • Page 112: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 113 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.
  • Page 114 • Make sure the center/surround speaker (s) is (are) set to either “SMALL” or “LARGE” (page 68). There is no sound from the surround back speakers. • Some discs have no Dolby Digital Surround EX flag even though the packages have Dolby Digital Surround EX logos.
  • Page 115 are output from the VIDEO jack. Input 480i component video signals. • When component input signals other than 480p are output, use the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jack and set “Resolution” to “DIRECT.” Images of the source with HDMI connection not is output to the TV. •...
  • Page 116: Error Messages

    (page 37). • 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. Error messages If there is a malfunction, the display shows a code of two numbers and a message.
  • Page 117: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier section POWER OUTPUT Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode (8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7%): 105 W + 105 W Reference Power Output at Stereo Mode (4 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7%): 105 W + 105 W Reference Power Output (8 ohms 20 Hz –...
  • Page 118 Inputs (Digital) DVD/BD, VIDEO 2, Impedance: 75 ohms SA-CD/CD (Coaxial) S/N: 96 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF) VIDEO 1, VIDEO 3, S/N: 96 dB SAT/CATV, TV, (A, 20 kHz LPF) MD/TAPE (Optical) Outputs MD/TAPE (REC OUT), Voltage:150 mV VIDEO 1 (AUDIO OUT) Impedance: 1 kohm FRONT L/R, CENTER, Voltage: 2 V...
  • Page 119 Supplied accessories Operating Instructions (this manual) Quick Setup Guide (1) HDMI CONTROL Guide (1) GUI Menu List (1) Optimizer microphone ECM-AC2 (1) FM wire antenna (aerial) (1) AM loop antenna (aerial) (1) AC power cord (mains lead) (1) Remote commander RM-AAP019 (1) Remote commander RM-AAU018 (1) R6 (size-AA) batteries (4) Design and specifications are subject to...
  • Page 120: Index

    Index Symbols U SIGNAL GND terminal 25 Numerics 2 channel 59 2ch Analog Direct 59 2ch Stereo Mode 59 4 Ω 41 5.1 channel 15 7.1 channel 15 8 Ω 41 A.F.D. (mode) 60 A/V Sync 56 AC power cord 36 AM 76 Audio (Settings) 56 Auto Calibration 43...
  • Page 121 HDMI button 7 HDMI Control 57 HDMI jacks 9 HDMI SW Level 58 Headphone (Settings) 62 Input 50 Input Assign 87 INPUT MODE 86 INPUT SELECTOR 52 iPod 82 L.F.E. (Low Frequency Effects) 91 LARGE 69 Level 68 List Mode 84 Manual Setup 68 MASTER VOLUME 52 Messages...
  • Page 122 VCR 31 Video (Settings) 57 VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN jacks 31 Video game 54 Virtual Speakers 64...

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