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Multi Channel AV
Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DN1000
©2009 Sony Corporation
4-136-735-41(1)

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  • Page 1 Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DN1000 ©2009 Sony Corporation 4-136-735-41(1)
  • Page 2 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such as lighted candles on the apparatus.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    Notice for customers: The following information is only applicable to equipment sold in countries applying EU Directives. The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 4 Corporation. “x.v.Colour” and “x.v.Colour” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “S-AIR” and its logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. DLNA and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks and/or service marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Description and location of parts ... 7 Getting Started 1: Installing speakers... 16 2: Connecting speakers ... 18 3: Connecting the TV ... 20 4a: Connecting the audio components ... 22 4b: Connecting the video components ... 24 5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) ...
  • Page 6 Other Operations Switching between digital and analog audio (INPUT MODE) ...100 Enjoying the sound/images from other inputs ...100 Using the Sleep Timer ...103 Changing the brightness of the front panel display (DIMMER)...103 Enjoying the surround effect at low volume levels (NIGHT MODE) ...104 Recording using the receiver ...104 Using a bi-amplifier connection ...105 Using the Remote...
  • Page 7: Description And Location Of Parts

    Description and location of parts Front panel 2 CH/ PHONES SPEAKERS A.DIRECT Name Function A ?/1 (on/standby) Press to turn the receiver on or off (page 35, 36, 53, 63). B Remote sensor Receives signals from remote commander. C White lamp Lights up when the receiver is on.
  • Page 8 Name Function I VIDEO 2 IN Connects to a portable jacks audio/video component such as a camcorder or video game (page 31, 47). J AUTO CAL MIC Connects to the supplied jack optimizer microphone for the Auto Calibration function (page 40). K DISPLAY Press repeatedly to select information displayed on...
  • Page 9 About the indicators on the display Name Function A SW Lights up when subwoofer is connected and the audio signal is output from the SUBWOOFER jack. While this indicator lights up, the receiver creates a subwoofer signal based on the LFE signal in the disc being played back or the low frequency components of the front channels.
  • Page 10 Name Function G D.RANGE Lights up when dynamic range compression is activated. H SP A/SP B/ Lights up according to the front SP A+B speaker system used (page 37). However, these indicators do not light up if the speaker output is turned off or if headphones are connected.
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    Connects to a wireless transmitter (not supplied) (page 91). B DMPORT DMPORT Connects to a Sony jack DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (page 22). C ANTENNA section Connects to the FM ANTENNA wire antenna (aerial) jack supplied with this receiver (page 34).
  • Page 12: Component Video Input

    Remote commander Connects to a Super You can use the supplied remote to operate the Audio CD player, etc. (page 20, 22, receiver and to control the Sony audio/video 25). components that the remote is assigned to operate. Connects to...
  • Page 13 – enter the value after selecting a channel, disc or track using the numeric buttons. – store a station during tuner operation. To enter the value of Sony TV, press TV (D) and then press ENT/MEM. Press SHIFT (X), then press CLEAR to –...
  • Page 14 Sony TV. L HOME Press to display the menu to MENU operate the audio/video components. To display the menus of Sony TV, press TV (D) and then press HOME. M ./> Press to operate the DVD player, Blu-ray disc player,...
  • Page 15 VCD player, DVD player, etc. is displayed on the TV screen. To return to the previous menu of Sony TV, press TV (D) and then press RETURN/EXIT O. U DISPLAY Press to display the current...
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    Getting Started 1: Installing speakers This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel system (7 speakers and one subwoofer). Enjoying a 5.1/7.1 channel system To fully enjoy theater-like multi channel surround sound requires five speakers (two front speakers, a center speaker, and two surround speakers) and a subwoofer (5.1 channel).
  • Page 17 Tips • When you connect a 7.1 channel speaker system, the angle A should be the same. • When you connect a 6.1 channel speaker system, place the surround back speaker behind the listening position. • Since the subwoofer does not emit highly directional signals, you can place it wherever you want.
  • Page 18: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: Connecting speakers Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). ANTENNA IN 4 ASSIGNABLE (INPUT ONLY) DIGITAL MPORT (ASSIGNABLE) OPTICAL 7A MAX OPTICAL IN SAT IN BD IN VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO SURROUND BACK/ FRONT B/ AUDIO AUDIO...
  • Page 19 If you connect only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SPEAKERS SURROUND BACK/FRONT B/BI-AMP L terminals. If you are not using surround back speaker, and you have an additional front speaker system, connect the additional front speaker system to the SPEAKERS SURROUND BACK/FRONT B/ BI-AMP terminals.
  • Page 20: 3: Connecting The Tv

    C Optical digital cord (not supplied) D Audio cord (not supplied) E HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI-authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 21 Notes • Be sure to turn on the receiver when the video and audio of a playback component are being output to a TV via the receiver. If the power supply of the receiver is not turned on, neither video nor audio is transmitted.
  • Page 22: 4a: Connecting The Audio Components

    4a: Connecting the audio components Connecting audio components The following illustration shows how to connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player, CD recorder and DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter. Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Super Audio CD player, CD player, CD recorder COMPONENT VIDEO...
  • Page 23 Notes on connecting DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter • Do not connect or disconnect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter while the receiver is turned on. • Be sure to make DMPORT connections firmly, insert the connector straight in. • As the connector of the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter is fragile, be sure to handle with care when placing or moving the receiver.
  • Page 24: 4b: Connecting The Video Components

    4b: Connecting the video components How to connect your components This section describes how to connect your video components to this receiver. Before you begin, see “Component to be connected” below for the pages which describe how to connect each component. Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
  • Page 25 HDMI is the abbreviated name for High- Definition Multimedia Interface. It is an interface which transmits video and audio signals in digital format. Sony recommends that you connect components to the receiver using an HDMI cable. With HDMI, you can easily enjoy both high quality sound and high quality images.
  • Page 26: Dvd Player

    AUDIO AUDIO SA-CD/CD/CD-R A HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI-authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. BAudio cord (not supplied) COptical digital cord (not supplied) Connect at least one of the audio cords (B or C).
  • Page 27: Notes On Connecting Cables

    Notes on connecting cables • We recommend that you use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo (made by Sony) for the HDMI jack corresponding to high speed (an HDMI version 1.3a, category 2 cable) when you view images or listen to sound during a Deep Colour transmission or when you watch a video image of 1080p or higher.
  • Page 28: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Connecting a DVD player The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Notes • The COMPONENT VIDEO IN 2 jacks have been assigned to the DVD player.
  • Page 29: Connecting A Blu-ray Disc Player

    Connecting a Blu-ray disc player The following illustration shows how to connect a Blu-ray disc player. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Notes • The COMPONENT VIDEO IN 1 jacks have been assigned to the Blu-ray disc player.
  • Page 30: Connecting A Satellite Tuner

    Connecting a satellite tuner, set-top box The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner or set-top box. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. Satellite tuner, Set-top box Video signals COMPONENT VIDEO...
  • 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, VCR, etc. It is not necessary to connect all the cords. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components.
  • Page 32: Function For Conversion Of Video Signals

    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 MONITOR OUT or HDMI OUT jack as shown in the illustration below. •...
  • 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: 5: Connecting The Antennas (aerials)

    5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) Connect the supplied AM loop antenna (aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial). Before connecting the antennas (aerials), be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). COMPONENT VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO DMPORT DMPORT IN 3 IN 3 IN 1 IN 1...
  • Page 35: 6: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    6: Preparing the receiver and the remote Setting the voltage selector (Models of area code E51 only) If your receiver has a voltage selector on the rear panel, check that the voltage selector is set to the local power supply voltage. If not, use a screwdriver to set the selector to the correct position before connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet.
  • Page 36: 7: Displaying The Gui Menu On The Tv Screen

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RM-AAP042 remote commander. Observe the correct polarity when installing batteries. Notes • Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place. • Do not use a new battery with old ones. •...
  • Page 37: 8: Selecting The Front Speaker System

    Press GUI MODE. After “MENU ON” appears on the display for a while, “GUI” appears and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. VIDEO 1 Input VIDEO 2 Music Video...
  • Page 38 To set up front speakers B 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC INPUT NIGHT RESOLUTION SLEEP MODE MODE GUI MODE DISPLAY HOME RETURN/ TOOLS/ EXIT OPTIONS MENU < < > Press GUI MODE. After “MENU ON” appears on the display for a while, “GUI” appears and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 39: 9: Calibrating The Appropriate Speaker Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    9: Calibrating the appropriate speaker settings automatically (Auto Calibration) This receiver is equipped with DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) function which allows you to perform automatic calibration to measure the following: • Speaker connections • Polarity of speakers • Speaker distance •...
  • Page 40: Performing Auto Calibration

    Optimizer microphone MULTI CHANNEL DECODING MASTER VOLUME INPUT SELECTOR MUTING VIDEO 2 IN AUTO CAL MIC VIDEO L AUDIO R PHONES 2 CH/ SPEAKERS A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC INPUT MODE DIMMER DISPLAY AUTO CAL MIC Connect the supplied optimizer microphone to the AUTO CAL MIC jack.
  • Page 41 Press V/v repeatedly to select “Auto Cal.”, then press Press V/v repeatedly to select “Auto Cal. Start”, then press or b. Press to select “START”. The measurement starts in five seconds. Auto Calibration Count Down Please press enter key to stop. CANCEL RETURN Measurement starts.
  • Page 42 Full Flat Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. Engineer Sets the frequency to one that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. Front Adjusts the characteristics of Reference all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 43: Error Code

    Message list after Auto Calibration measurement Error and Explanation warning code Error Code 31 The SPEAKERS is set to off. Set it to others and perform the Auto Calibration again. Error Code 32 None of the speakers were detected. Make sure that the optimizer microphone is connected properly and perform the measurement again.
  • Page 44: Guide To On-screen Display Operation

    Guide to on-screen display operation You can display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen and select the function you want to use on the TV screen by pressing V/v/B/b on the remote. To display the menu of the receiver on the TV screen, make sure that the receiver is in “GUI MODE”...
  • Page 45: Other Settings

    Press V/v repeatedly to select the setting you want. Press to enter the setting. Repeat steps 2 to 9 to make other settings. To return to the previous screen Press RETURN/EXIT O. To exit the menu Press MENU. To exit “GUI MODE” Press GUI MODE.
  • Page 46: Playback

    Press TOOLS/OPTIONS while the menu item list is displayed. The option menu appears. VIDEO 1 Input VIDEO 2 Input Assign Name lnput Press V/v repeatedly to select the option menu item you want, or b. then press Press V/v repeatedly to select the parameter you want, then press To exit the menu...
  • Page 47: Camcorder, Video Game, Etc

    Press V/v repeatedly to select “Input”, then press The menu item list appears on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select the component you want, then press Selected input Components that can be played back VIDEO 1 VCR, etc., connected to the VIDEO 1 jack VIDEO 2 Camcorder, video game,...
  • Page 48: Enjoying Sound/images From The Components Connected To The Digital Media Port

    For details on connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, see “Connecting audio components” (page 22). Sony offers the following DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters as of May 2009: • TDM-BT1/BT10 Bluetooth™ Wireless Audio Adapter • TDM-NW10 DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter •...
  • Page 49: The Receiver

    Selecting the operation screen 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, the operation screen is fixed and you cannot change it on the GUI screen. 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D.
  • Page 50 Contents list for audio iPod Playlists > Playlist > Track Artists > Artist > Album > Track Albums > Album > Track Songs > Track Genres > Genre > Artist > Album > Track Composers > Composer > Track Audiobooks > Audiobook Network Client Music Surfin Playlist...
  • Page 51: Tuner Operations

    Option parameters in the play modes x Repeat Mode (TDM-iP50 only) • OFF • One • All x Shuffle (TDM-iP50 only) • OFF • Songs • Albums x List Mode (TDM-NC1 only) • All Tracks • Disc List • Artist List •...
  • Page 52: Tuning Into A Station

    Tuning into a station automatically (Auto Tuning) Press GUI MODE. After “MENU ON” appears on the display for a while, “GUI” appears and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “FM”...
  • Page 53: Presetting Fm/am Radio Stations

    Changing the AM tuning scale You can change the AM tuning scale to either 9 kHz or 10 kHz on the receiver. MULTI CHANNEL DECODING 2 CH/ PHONES SPEAKERS A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC INPUT MODE DIMMER DISPLAY DISPLAY Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
  • Page 54: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Press The station is stored as the selected preset number. Repeat steps 3 to 7 to preset another station. You can store station as follows: • AM band: AM 1 to AM 30 • FM band: FM 1 to FM 30 Tuning to preset stations Repeat steps 1 and 2 of “Presetting FM/AM radio...
  • Page 55 Description of program types Program type Description indication NEWS News programs AFFAIRS Topical programs that expand on current news INFO Programs offering information on a wide spectrum of subjects, including consumer affairs and medical advice SPORT Sports programs EDUCATE Educational programs, such as “how-to”...
  • Page 56: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Enjoying Surround Sound Playing back with 2-channel sound You can switch the output sound to 2-channel sound regardless of the recording formats of the software you are using, the playback component connected, or the sound field settings of the receiver. HDMI 4 2CH/ 2CH/...
  • Page 57: Playing Back With Multi-channel Surround

    Playing back with multi-channel surround The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel stereo sound as multi channel sound. 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC NIGHT INPUT...
  • Page 58 Notes • This function does not work in the following cases. – DTS-HD signals with a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz are being received. – Dolby TrueHD signals with a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz are being received.
  • Page 59 Types of enhanced surround mode Enhanced Multi channel surround mode audio after [appears on TV decoding screen] PRO LOGIC II* 5-channel signals [Pro Logic II] PRO LOGIC IIx* 7-channel signals [Pro Logic IIx] NEO:6 CINEMA 7-channel signals [Neo:6 Cinema] NEO:6 MUSIC 7-channel signals [Neo:6 Music] ®...
  • Page 60: Enjoying A Surround Effect For Music/movie

    MUSIC NIGHT MODE 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. Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater”...
  • Page 61 Notes • The sound fields for music and movies do not work in the following cases. – PCM signals with a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz are being received. – DTS 96/24 signals are being received. – DTS-HD signals with a sampling frequency of more than 48 kHz are being received.
  • Page 62: Digital Audio Formats Supported By The Receiver

    Digital audio formats supported by the receiver Digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on digital audio input jacks for the components connected. This receiver supports the following audio formats. Audio format Dolby Digital Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD DTS-ES DTS 96/24...
  • Page 63: Resetting Sound Fields To The Initial Settings

    Resetting sound fields to the initial settings Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation. MULTI CHANNEL DECODING PHONES 2 CH/ A.DIRECT SPEAKERS A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC INPUT MODE DIMMER DISPLAY MUSIC Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver.
  • Page 64 Press V/v repeatedly to select “Settings”, then press to enter the menu mode. The setting menu list appears on the TV screen. Auto Cal. Speaker Surround Setting Audio Press V/v repeatedly to select the menu item you want, then press or b.
  • Page 65: Settings For The Auto Calibration (auto Calibration Menu)

    Settings for the Auto Calibration (Auto Calibration menu) You can make settings for the Auto Calibration function to suit your preference. Auto Calibration menu parameter x Auto Cal. Start (Auto Calibration start) Lets you perform Auto Calibration. For details, see “Performing Auto Calibration” (page 40).
  • Page 66: Setting For The Speaker (speaker Settings Menu)

    Setting for the speaker (Speaker Settings menu) You can adjust each speaker manually. You can also adjust the speaker levels after the Auto Calibration is completed. Note The speaker settings are only for the current seating position. Speaker Settings menu parameter x SP Pattern (Speaker pattern) Select “SP Pattern”...
  • Page 67 Note When one of the sound fields for music is selected, no sound is output from the subwoofer if all the speakers are set to “Large”. However, the sound will be output from the subwoofer if – the digital input signal contains LFE signals. –...
  • Page 68 x Crossover Freq (Speaker crossover frequency) Lets you set the bass crossover frequency of speakers that the speaker size has been set to “Small” in the Speaker Settings menu. Measured speaker crossover frequency is set for each speaker after the Auto Calibration. Press B/b repeatedly to select the speaker on the screen you want to adjust.
  • Page 69: Dynamic Range Compression

    When a test tone is not output from the speakers • The speaker cords may not be connected securely. Check to see if they are connected securely and cannot be disconnected by pulling on them slightly. • The speaker cords may have the short-circuit problem.
  • Page 70: Settings For The Surround Sound (surround Settings Menu)

    Settings for the surround sound (Surround Settings menu) You can adjust the sound effect on the “S.F. Select” screen. Note The setup items you can adjust on each menu vary depending on the sound field. Surround Settings menu parameters x S.F. Select (Sound field select) You can select the surround sound field and adjust the effect level on the “S.F.
  • Page 71: Settings For The Eq (eq Menu)

    Settings for the EQ (EQ menu) You can use the following parameters to adjust the tonal quality (bass/trebel level) of front speakers. Bass Level (dB) Frequency (Hz) Notes • This function does not work in the following cases. – Sound Field is set to “Analog Direct”. –...
  • Page 72: Settings For The Video (video Settings Menu)

    x Dec. Priority (Digital audio input decoding priority) Lets you specify the input mode for the digital signal input to the HDMI IN jack. • PCM When signals from the HDMI IN jack are selected, only PCM signals are output from the connected player.
  • Page 73 In the video input/output conversion table classified by the menu settings “Resolution” Output from menu setting Input signals DIRECT Component video Video AUTO (initial Component video setting) Video 480/576i Component video Video 480/576p Component video Video 720p, 1080i Component video Video a : Video signals are up-converted and output through the video converter.
  • Page 74: Settings For Hdmi (hdmi Settings Menu)

    Settings for HDMI (HDMI Settings menu) You can make the required settings for components connected to the HDMI jack. HDMI Settings menu parameters x Ctrl for HDMI (Control for HDMI) Lets you turn the Control for HDMI function on or off. For details, see “Preparing for the “BRAVIA”...
  • Page 75: Settings For The S-air

    Settings for the S-AIR (S-AIR Settings menu) You can make the required settings when you have connect the S-AIR sub unit to the EZW-T100 slot. S-AIR Settings menu parameters x S-AIR ID (S-AIR ID) Lets you set the ID to match the S-AIR main unit with S-AIR sub unit.
  • Page 76 Press V/v repeatedly to select the parameter you want to adjust. Press or b to enter the parameter. Press V/v repeatedly to select the setting you want. Press to enter the setting. To return to the previous display Press B or RETURN/EXIT O. To exit the menu Press MENU.
  • Page 77: Overview Of The Menus

    Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 75. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Auto Calibration Auto Calibration start settings [A.CAL START] [<AUTO CAL>] Calibration type [CAL TYPE] Position [POSITION] Naming position [NAME IN] Level settings Test tone [TEST TONE]...
  • Page 78 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Speaker settings Speaker pattern [<SPEAKER>] [SP PATTERN] Front speakers [FRT SP] Center speaker [CNT SP] Surround speakers [SUR SP] Surround back speaker assign [SB ASSIGN] Front left speaker distance [FL DIST.] Front right speaker distance [FR DIST.] Center speaker distance [CNT DIST.] Surround left speaker distance...
  • Page 79 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Surround settings Sound field selection [<SURROUND>] [S.F. SELECT] Enhanced surround mode [E.SUR MODE] Effect level [EFFECT] EQ settings Front speakers bass level [<EQ>] [BASS] Front speakers treble level [TREBLE] Tuner settings FM station receiving mode [<TUNER>] [FM MODE] Naming preset stations [NAME IN]...
  • Page 80 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] Video settings Resolution [<VIDEO>] [RESOLUTION] Video input assignment [V. ASSIGN] VIDEO 1 ? c VIDEO 2 ? c BD ? c DVD ? c SAT ? c SA-CD/CD ? c Switching component signals [COMP. DEC.] HDMI settings Control for HDMI [<HDMI>] [CTRL:HDMI]...
  • Page 81: Changing The Display

    Changing the display You can check the sound field, etc., by changing the information on the display. Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the display will change cyclically as follows. All inputs except the FM and AM band t Original input Input name you selected name t Sound field currently applied t...
  • Page 82 Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat. Sets the frequency characteristics to a set that matches that of the Sony listening room standard. Adjusts the characteristics of all the speakers to match the characteristics of the front speaker.
  • Page 83 When you select “PHASE INFO.” You can check the phase of each speaker (in phase/out of phase). Press V/v repeatedly to select a speaker, then press to return to step 2 in “To confirm/save Auto Calibration when GUI function is turned off” (page 82). Display Explanation : IN...
  • Page 84: Tuning Radio Stations

    Listening to the FM/AM radio For details on the tuner function, see “Tuner Operations” (page 51). 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 –...
  • Page 85: Bravia" Sync Features

    “BRAVIA” Sync Features What is “BRAVIA” Sync? “BRAVIA” Sync is compatible with Sony TV, Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, AV amplifier, etc., that is equipped with the Control for HDMI function. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the “BRAVIA” Sync with an...
  • Page 86: Preparing For The "bravia" Sync

    When your TV is compatible with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function When you connect a Sony TV with the “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting” function, the Control for HDMI function of the receiver can be turned on simultaneously by turning the Control for HDMI function of the TV on.
  • Page 87: Playing Back Components With One-touch Operation (one-touch Play)

    Select the HDMI input (HDMI 1/2/3/4) of the receiver and TV to match the HDMI output of the connected component, so that the image from the connected component is displayed. For details on setting the TV and connected components, refer to the operating instructions of the respective components.
  • Page 88: Enjoying The Tv Sound From The Speakers Connected To The Receiver (system Audio Control)

    Enjoying the TV sound from the speakers connected to the receiver (System Audio Control) You can enjoy the TV sound from the speakers connected to the receiver by a simple operation. You can operate System Audio Control function using the TV menu. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the TV.
  • Page 89: S-air Operations

    S-AIR Operations About S-AIR products This receiver is compatible with the S-AIR function (page 117), which allows wireless sound transmission between S-AIR products. When you purchase the S-AIR product, you need to establish sound transmission (page 90). There are two types of S-AIR product. •...
  • Page 90: Setting Up An S-air Product

    Confirm that the S-AIR IDs of the S-AIR main unit and sub unit are the same The default setting of the S-AIR IDs of the S-AIR main unit and sub unit is “A”. Depending on the S-AIR product, you can set the S-AIR ID by the switch or the setup menu.
  • Page 91 To insert the wireless transmitter into the S-AIR main unit Remove the screws and detach the slot cover. Slot cover ANTENNA COMPONENT VIDEO DMPORT IN 3 IN 2 IN 1 MONITOR DC5V 0.7A MAX OPTICAL IN VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO SURROUN ASSIGNABLE (INPUT ONLY)
  • Page 92 Establishing sound transmission between the S-AIR main unit and S-AIR sub unit (ID setting) When you match the ID of the S-AIR main unit and the S-AIR sub unit, you can establish sound transmission. You can use multiple S-AIR main unit by setting a different ID for each unit.
  • Page 93 To use multiple S-AIR main units You can use multiple S-AIR main units by setting a different ID for each component. S-AIR main unit Other S-AIR main unit MULTI CHANNEL DECODING MASTER VOLUME INPUT SELECTOR MUTING ID A VIDEO 2 IN 2 CH/ AUTO CAL MIC VIDEO...
  • Page 94: Main Unit

    x After pairing Sound transmission is established between the paired S-AIR main unit and S-AIR sub unit(s) only. Your room Neighbour S-AIR main unit MULTI CHANNEL DECODING MASTER VOLUME INPUT SELECTOR MUTING VIDEO 2 IN PHONES 2 CH/ AUTO CAL MIC VIDEO L AUDIO R SPEAKERS...
  • Page 95: Enjoying The System's Sound In Another Room

    Press B/b repeatedly to select “Finish” or “Continue”, then press • “Finish”: Finishes pairing. • “Continue”: Continues to perform pairing to another S-AIR sub unit. You can confirm the pairing completion or the current ID by checking the “S-AIR Settings” screen.
  • Page 96 Press GUI MODE. After “MENU ON” appears on the display for a while, “GUI” appears and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen. Press MENU if the GUI menu does not appear on the TV screen. Press V/v repeatedly to select “Settings”, then press The Settings menu list appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 97: Changing The Channel For Better Sound Transmission

    Changing the channel for better sound transmission If you use multiple wireless systems which sharing the 2.4 GHz band, such as wireless LAN or Bluetooth, the transmission of S-AIR products or other wireless systems may be unstable. In this case, transmission may be improved by changing the “RF Change”...
  • Page 98: Stabilizing S-air Reception

    Stabilizing S-AIR reception Read the following when S-AIR reception is poor or unstable. When S-AIR reception is poor Check the following. • Keep cords that are connected to the S-AIR product (AC power cord (mains lead), speaker cords, or other cords) away from the wireless adapter and slot.
  • Page 99: Enjoying The S-air Receiver While The S-air Main Unit Is In Standby Mode

    Enjoying the S-AIR receiver while the S-AIR main unit is in standby mode (For the S-AIR receiver only (not supplied)) You can enjoy the S-AIR receiver while the S-AIR main unit is in standby mode by setting “S-AIR Stby” to “ON”. 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D.
  • Page 100: Other Operations

    Other Operations 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 101 Press TOOLS/OPTIONS. VIDEO 1 Input VIDEO 2 Input Assign Name lnput Press V/v repeatedly to select “Input Assign”, then press or b. Select the audio and/or video signals you want to assign to the input which you selected in step 3 using V/v/B/b. Input Assign Select Video Select Audio...
  • Page 102 Input name Assignable COMP.1 video input COMP.2 jacks COMP.3 CVBS HDMI1 HDMI2 HDMI3 HDMI4 NONE Assignable BD OPT audio input SAT OPT jacks DVD COAX ANALOG * Initial setting Notes • You cannot assign optical signals from an input source to the optical input jacks on the receiver, and you cannot assign coaxial signals from the input source to the coaxial input jacks on the receiver.
  • Page 103: Using The Sleep Timer

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the receiver to turn off automatically at a specified time. Press SLEEP repeatedly while the power is on. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: 0:30:00 t 1:00:00 t 1:30:00 t 2:00:00 t OFF When Sleep Timer is activated, “SLEEP”...
  • Page 104: 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 105: Using A Bi-amplifier Connection

    Recording onto a recording media Press the input button of the playback component. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR +/– on the receiver. Prepare the playback component for playing. For example, insert the video tape you want to copy into the VCR. Prepare the recording component.
  • Page 106 To set up speakers 2CH/ A.DIRECT A.F.D. MOVIE MUSIC INPUT NIGHT RESOLUTION SLEEP MODE MODE DISPLAY GUI MODE HOME RETURN/ TOOLS/ EXIT OPTIONS MENU < < > Press GUI MODE. After “MENU ON” appears on the display for a while, “GUI” appears and the GUI menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 107: Using The Remote

    You can control Sony or non-Sony components you are using with the remote supplied with the receiver. The remote is initially set to control Sony components. When you change the settings of the remote according to the components you are using,...
  • Page 108 Table of buttons used to control each component Component Button AV ?/1 Numeric buttons TV INPUT, WIDE -/--, >10, CLEAR ENT/MEM TOOLS/OPTIONS DISPLAY RETURN/EXIT O V/v/B/b, MENU, HOME ./> < < m/TUNING –, M/TUNING + DISC SKIP N, X, x MUTING, MASTER VOL +/–, TV VOL +/–...
  • Page 109: 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 1 IN jacks on the receiver. Before you begin, note that: –...
  • Page 110 Use the numeric codes in the tables below to control non-Sony components and also Sony components that the remote is normally unable to control. Since the remote signal that a...
  • Page 111 To control an MD deck Maker Code(s) SONY DENON KENWOOD To control an HDD recorder Maker Code(s) SONY 307, 308, 309 To control a Blu-ray disc player/ recorder Maker Code(s) SONY 310, 311, 312 To control a PSX Maker Code(s)
  • Page 112 742, 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 113: Clearing All The Contents Of The Remote's Memory

    To control a satellite tuner Maker Code(s) SONY 801, 802, 803, 804, 824, 825, 865 AMSTRAD 845, 846 BskyB GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) GRUNDIG 859, 860 HUMAX 846, 847 THOMSON 857, 861, 864, 876 PACE 848, 849, 850, 852, 862, 863, 864...
  • Page 114: Additional Information

    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 115 x Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus provides the flexibility and efficiency to deliver more channels of compelling surround sound for high-definition video media. Its superior coding efficiencies enable up to 7.1 channel of high-quality multi channel audio without negatively impacting bit budgets allocated for video performance or additional feature sets.
  • Page 116 x DTS-HD Audio format which extends the conventional DTS Digital Surround format. This format consists of a core and an extension, and the core part has DTS Digital Surround compatibility. There are two kinds of DTS-HD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • Page 117: Precautions

    S-AIR (Sony Audio Interactive Radio frequency) Recent times have seen the rapid spread of DVD media, Digital Broadcasting, and other high quality media. To ensure that the subtle nuances of these high quality media are transmitted with no deterioration, Sony has developed a technology called “S-AIR”...
  • Page 118: 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 119 There is no sound from a specific component. • Check that the component is connected correctly to the audio input jacks for that component. • Check that the cord(s) used for the connection is (are) fully inserted into the jacks on both the receiver and the component.
  • Page 120 There is no sound from the subwoofer. • Check that the subwoofer is connected correctly and securely. • Make sure you have turned on your subwoofer. • Depending on the selected sound field, no sound output from the subwoofer. • When all speakers are set to “Large” and “Neo:6 Cinema”...
  • Page 121 Video There is no picture or an unclear picture appears on the TV screen. • Select the appropriate input on the receiver (page 46). • Set your TV to the appropriate input mode. • Move your audio components away from the TV.
  • Page 122 The Control for HDMI function does not work. • Check the HDMI connection (page 25). • Make sure “Ctrl for HDMI” is set to “ON” in HDMI Settings menu. • Make sure the connected component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 123 No sound is heard from the S-AIR product. • If you use another S-AIR main unit, place it more than 8 m away from this S-AIR main unit. • Confirm the ID of the S-AIR main unit and S-AIR sub unit are the same (page 92). •...
  • Page 124 If so, the service may be temporarily out of order. the receiver. the remote and the receiver. new ones, if they are weak. the remote. Sony component, the remote may not function properly depending on the model and the maker of the component.
  • Page 125: Specifications

    Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. In the event of a problem with S-AIR function, have a Sony dealer check the entire system together (S-AIR main unit and S-AIR sub unit). To clear...
  • Page 126 INPUT SHORT (with sound field and equalizer bypassed). Weighted network, input level. FM tuner section Tuning range 87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz Antenna (aerial) FM wire antenna (aerial) Antenna (aerial) terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz AM tuner section Tuning range Area code Tuning scale...
  • Page 127: Index

    Index Numerics 2-channel 56 5.1 channel 16 7.1 channel 16 A/V Sync 71, 79 AM 51, 84 Audio settings 71, 79 Auto Calibration settings 65, Auto Tuning 52 BI-AMP 66 Bi-amplifier connection 105 Blu-ray disc player 26, 29, BRAVIA Sync preparing 86 Calibration Type 65, 77 CD player 22, 47...
  • Page 128 Super Audio CD player 22, Surround settings 70, 79 System settings 80 Test Tone 68, 77 Tuner 51 Tuner settings 79 Tuning 52, 53 TV 20, 26, 47 Up converting 32 VCR 31, 47 Video settings 72, 80 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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