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2-667-347-11 (2)
Multi Channel AV
Receiver

Operating Instructions

Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
STR-DG900
©2006 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No.
  • Page 2 – Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. – Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. – Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    About This Manual • The instructions in this manual are for model STR-DG900. Check your model number by looking at the lower right corner of the front panel. In this manual, models of area code U is used for illustration purposes unless stated otherwise. Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “Models of area code CA only”.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    2: Connecting speakers...16 3a: Connecting the audio components...17 3b: Connecting the video components ...22 4: Connecting the antennas...31 5: Preparing the receiver and the remote ...32 6: Selecting the speaker system ...34 7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION) ...35 8: Adjusting the speaker levels and balance (TEST TONE) ...38...
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    INPUT MODE INPUT SELECTOR MULTI CH IN/ HDMI DIRECT Function Press to turn the receiver on or off (page 32, 41, 42, 66, 101). Press to select OFF, A, B, A+B of the front speakers (page 34). Press to select Equalizer mode (page 46).
  • Page 6 Name Function G Display The current status of the selected component or a list of selectable items appears here (page 7). H MULTI Lights up when multi CHANNEL channel audio is decoded DECODING (page 42). lamp I Remote sensor Receives signals from remote commander.
  • Page 7 DIRECT is selected (page 65). E HDMI 12 Lights up when a playback component or a playback component and TV monitor is connected to this receiver using an HDMI jack (page 80). F EQ Lights up when the equalizer is activated (page 46).
  • Page 8 Q NEO:6 Lights up when DTS Neo:6 Cinema/Music decoder is activated (page 61). R ;PL (II)/(IIx) Lights up when the receiver applies Pro Logic processing to 2 channel signals in order to output the center and surround channel signals. “; PL II”...
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    TV or a projector (page 29). B ANTENNA section Connects to the ANTENNA FM wire antenna supplied with this receiver (page 31). Connects to the ANTENNA AM loop antenna supplied with this receiver (page 31). Connects to the XM connect-and-...
  • Page 10: Video Input

    ON SCREEN. Remote commander You can use the supplied remote to operate the Connects to a DVD receiver and to control the Sony audio/video player, TV, or a components that the remote is assigned to satellite tuner. You can enjoy high operate.
  • Page 11 When you press any of the input buttons, the receiver turns on. The buttons are factory assigned to control Sony components as follows. You can program the remote to control non-Sony components by changing the code. For details see “Programming the remote”...
  • Page 12 J ENTER Press to enter the value after selecting a channel, disc or track using the numeric buttons. To enter the value of Sony TV, press TV (wk), and then press ENTER. MEMORY Press to store a station. K TOOLS...
  • Page 13 VCR, DVD player, LD player, Blu-ray disc recorder, PSX or satellite tuner is displayed on the TV screen. To return to the previous menu of Sony TV, press TV (wk), and then press RETURN/ EXIT O. T Control After pressing AMP (L), buttons...
  • Page 14 Press to select the audio directly from the components connected to MULTI CH IN jacks (page 40). MULTI CH is not assigned to control the assigned Sony component. wk TV Press to light up the button. It changes the remote key function to activate the buttons with orange printing.
  • 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...
  • Page 16: 2: Connecting Speakers

    2: Connecting speakers ANTENNA S-VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT SIGNAL GND TV/SAT VIDEO 2 FRONT SURROUND BACK PHONO SA-CD/CD MD/TAPE MULTI CH IN A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cords (not supplied) AFront speaker A (L) BFront speaker A (R) CCenter speaker...
  • Page 17: 3a: 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. After hooking up all your components, proceed to “4: Connecting the antennas”...
  • Page 18: 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 and an MD deck/tape deck. Super Audio CD player/CD player A Audio cord (not supplied) B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied) C Optical digital cord (not supplied) MD deck/Tape deck DIGITAL...
  • Page 19 • No sound is output when you play a Super Audio CD disc on a Super Audio CD player connected to only the SA-CD/CD COAXIAL IN jack on this receiver. When you play a Super Audio CD disc, connect the player to the MULTI CH IN or SA-CD/CD IN jack.
  • Page 20: 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 it to the MULTI CH IN 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 21 Connecting components with analog audio jacks The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as tape deck, etc. Super Audio CD player/ CD player DIGITAL OPTICAL VIDEO 1 TV/SAT TAPE TAPE MONITOR SA-CD/ COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE (INPUT ONLY) To the VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN jacks...
  • Page 22: 3b: Connecting The Video Components

    VIDEO 3 IN/ PORTABLE AV IN (AUDIO) jack on the front panel of this receiver. This is not a malfunction and will depend on the component connected. To prevent this, you can reduce the input level sound of the other components.
  • Page 23 MONITOR OUT jack on the receiver. • Turn on the receiver when the video and audio of a playback component are being output to a TV through the receiver. If the power supply of the receiver is not on, neither video nor audio is transmitted.
  • Page 24: Tv Monitor

    A Optical digital cord (not supplied) B Audio cord (not supplied) • 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 25: Dvd Player/dvd Recorder

    Hooking up a DVD player/DVD recorder The following illustration shows how to connect a DVD player/DVD recorder. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. 1 Connecting audio DVD player DIGITAL HDMI...
  • Page 26: Connecting Video

    BACK WOOFER SA-CD/CD MD/TAPE MULTI CH IN ZONE 2 • You can also rename the VIDEO 1 input so that it can be displayed on the receiver’s display. For details, see “Naming inputs” (page 81). DVD player S-VIDEO S-VIDEO S-VIDEO...
  • Page 27: Satellite Tuner

    Hooking up a satellite tuner The following illustration shows how to connect a satellite tuner. It is not necessary to connect all the cables. Connect audio and video cords according to the jacks of your components. DIGITAL HDMI ANTENNA OPTICAL VIDEO 1 ASSIGNABLE TV/SAT...
  • Page 28: Vcr

    Hooking up components with analog video and audio jack The following illustration shows how to connect a component which has analog jacks such as a VCR, etc. DIGITAL HDMI ANTENNA OPTICAL VIDEO 1 ASSIGNABLE TV/SAT IN 1 TAPE IN 2 TAPE SIGNAL GND MONITOR...
  • Page 29 ASSIGNABLE (INPUT ONLY) PHONO A HDMI cable (not supplied) We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable. Note Check the HDMI AUDIO setting in the menu, if the sound is not output from the TV speaker or you cannot play back multi channel software with HDMI connected (page 48, 55).
  • Page 30 • 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 31: 4: Connecting The Antennas

    Notes • To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna away from the receiver and other components. • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna. • After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it as horizontal as possible.
  • Page 32: 5: Preparing The Receiver And The Remote

    • Install this system so that the power cord can be unplugged from the wall socket immediately in the event of trouble. • The AC OUTLET(s) on the rear of the receiver is a switched outlet, which supplies power to the connected component only while the receiver is turned on.
  • Page 33 To set the command mode of the receiver Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation. Turn on the receiver while pressing INPUT MODE. The command mode is set to AV SYSTEM1 and “C.MODE.AV1”...
  • Page 34: 6: Selecting The Speaker System

    The RM SET UP indicator flashes 3 times, then goes off. 6: Selecting the speaker system You can select the front speakers you want to drive. Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation. MULTI CHANNEL DECODING TONE MODE TUNING MODE –...
  • Page 35: 7: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Calibration)

    7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION) This receiver is equipped with D.C.A.C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) Technology which allows you to perform automatic calibration as follows: • Check the connection between each speaker and the receiver. • Adjust the speaker level.
  • Page 36: Error Codes

    Appears when there are more than one error code. To rectify the error Record down the error code. Press the control button. Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver. Rectify the error. For details, see “Error code and remedies” below.
  • Page 37 To change the settings manually Record down the warning code. Press the control button. Press ?/1 to turn off the receiver. Follow the solution provided in the “Warning code and solution” below. Turn on the receiver and perform Auto Calibration again (page 35).
  • Page 38: 8: Adjusting The Speaker Levels And Balance (test Tone)

    You can adjust the speaker levels and balance right speaker. while listening to the test tone from your listening position. The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency centered at 800 Hz. MASTER VOL +/– Press AMP, then press MENU.
  • Page 39: Playback

    Tips • To adjust the level of all speakers at the same time, press MASTER VOL +/–. You can also use MASTER VOLUME on the receiver. • The adjusted value are shown on the display during adjustment. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to select “TEST TONE NO”.
  • Page 40: Camcorder, Video Game, Etc

    The muting function will be canceled when you do the following. • Press MUTING again. • Increase the volume. • Turn off the receiver. To avoid damaging your speakers Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn down the volume level.
  • Page 41: Listening/watching A Component

    TV CH MASTER VOL PRESET MUTING Notes • 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. Tips • You can select the sound field to suit the music.
  • Page 42: Watching A Dvd

    Turn on the TV and DVD player. Turn on the receiver. Press DVD. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select DVD. Switch the input of the TV so that an image of the DVD is displayed.
  • Page 43 Turn on the TV and video game. Turn on the receiver. Press VIDEO 3*. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select VIDEO 3*. * When you connect a video game to the VIDEO 3 IN/ PORTABLE AV IN jack on the front panel.
  • Page 44: Watching Video

    Turn on the TV and VCR. Turn on the receiver. Press VIDEO 1*. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to select VIDEO 1*. * When you connect VCR to the VIDEO 1 jack. Switch the input of the TV so that an image of the VCR is displayed.
  • Page 45: Amplifier Operations

    Amplifier Operations Navigating through menus By using the amplifier menus, you can make various adjustments to customize the receiver. DISPLAY TOOLS RETURN/ MENU EXIT – CATEGORY + REPLAY ADVANCE < < > TUNING – TUNING + DISC SKIP Press AMP and then press MENU.
  • Page 46: Overview Of The Menus

    Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 45. Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] LEVEL (50) Test tone [1-LEVEL SET] [TEST TONE] Front speaker balance [FRONT BALANCE] Center speaker level [CENTER LEVEL] Surround left speaker level [SUR L LEVEL]...
  • Page 47 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] SURROUND (51) Sound field selection [3-SUR SET] [S.FIELD SELECT] Surround back decoding mode [SB DECODING] Effect level [EFFECT LEVEL] TUNER (53) FM station receiving mode [4-TUNER SET] [FM MODE] Naming preset stations [NAME IN] AUDIO (54) Digital audio input decoding [5-AUDIO SET] priority...
  • Page 48 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] VIDEO (55) Component video assign [6-VIDEO SET] [COMPO V. ASSIGN] HDMI assign [HDMI ASSIGN] HDMI AUDIO [HDMI AUDIO] Naming inputs SYSTEM (56) Sub woofer [7-SYSTEM SET] [SUB WOOFER] Front speakers [FRONT SPEAKER] Center speakers [CENTER SPEAKER] Surround speakers [SUR SPEAKER] Surround back speaker...
  • Page 49 Menu Parameters [Display] [Display] SYSTEM (56) Front speaker distance [7-SYSTEM SET] [FRONT DIST.] Center speaker distance [CENTER DIST.] Surround left speaker distance [SUR L DIST.] Surround right speaker distance [SUR R DIST.] Surround back speaker a)b) distance [S.BACK DIST.] Surround back left speaker a)c) distance [SB L DIST.]...
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Level (level Menu)

    Adjusting the level (LEVEL menu) You can use the LEVEL menu to adjust the balance and level of each speaker. These settings are applied to all sound fields. Select “1-LEVEL SET” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus”...
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Equalizer (eq Menu)

    “Enjoying Surround Sound” (page 60). Note The receiver lets you apply the last selected sound field to an input whenever it is selected (Sound Field Link). For example, if you select HALL for the SA-CD/CD input, then change to a different input and then return to SA-CD/CD, HALL will automatically be applied again.
  • Page 52: Types Of Surround Back Decoding Functions

    Using the surround back decoding mode (SUR BACK DECODING) By decoding the surround back signal of DVD software (etc.) 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 film makers. Select the surround back decoding mode using “SB DECODING”...
  • Page 53: Settings For The Tuner (tuner Menu)

    TUNER menu parameters x FM MODE (FM station receiving mode) • FM MODE AUTO This receiver will decode the signal as stereo signal when the radio station is broadcast in stereo. • FM MODE MONO This receiver will decode the signal as mono signal regardless of the broadcast signal.
  • Page 54: Settings For The Audio (audio Menu)

    Settings for the audio (AUDIO menu) You can use the AUDIO menu to make settings for the audio to suit your preference. Select “5-AUDIO SET” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 45) and “Overview of the menus” (page 46).
  • Page 55: Settings For The Video (video Menu)

    TV’s sound quality, the number of channels, and the sampling frequency, etc. When the TV has stereo speakers, the sound of this receiver is the same quality stereo as that of the TV, even if you play multi channel software. x NAME IN (Naming inputs) Lets you set the name of inputs.
  • Page 56: Settings For The System (system Menu)

    Settings for the system (SYSTEM menu) You can use the SYSTEM menu to set the size and distance of the speakers connected to this system. Select “7-SYSTEM SET” in the amplifier menus. For details on adjusting the parameters, see “Navigating through menus” (page 45) and “Overview of the menus”...
  • Page 57: Surround Speakers

    x SUR SPEAKER (Surround speakers) The surround back speaker will be set to the same setting. • SUR SP LARGE If you connect large speakers that will effectively reproduce bass frequencies, select “SUR SP LARGE”. Normally, select “SUR SP LARGE”. However, if the front speakers are set to “FRONT SP SMALL”, you cannot set the surround speakers to “SUR SP LARGE”.
  • Page 58: Speaker Distance

    SP SINGLE”. When the surround back speakers are set to “SB SP DUAL”. The receiver lets you to input the speaker position in terms of distance. However, it is not possible to set the center speaker further than the front speakers.
  • Page 59: Crossover Frequency

    x SUR PLACEMENT (Surround speaker position) Lets you specify the location of your surround speakers for proper implementation of the surround effects in the Cinema Studio EX modes (page 63). This setup item is not available when the surround speakers are set to “NO”...
  • Page 60: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically (auto Cal Menu)

    Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CAL menu) For details, see “7: Calibrating the appropriate settings automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION)” (page 35). Enjoying Surround Sound Enjoying Dolby Digital and DTS Surround sound (AUTO FORMAT DIRECT) 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 (Detecting Presents the sound as it was recorded/ automatically) encoded without adding any surround effects. However, this receiver will generate a low frequency signal for output to the sub woofer when there is no LFE signals. 4 channel Performs Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The source recorded in 2 channel format is decoded into 4.1 channels.
  • Page 62: Selecting A Pre-programmed Sound Field

    Selecting a pre- programmed sound field You can take advantage of surround sound simply by selecting one of the receiver’s pre- programmed sound fields. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters and concert halls into your home.
  • Page 63 [HP MULTI] HEADPHONE THEATER DCS [HP THEATER] 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 64 Sound fields with D C S mark use DCS technology. DCS is a 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” developed...
  • Page 65: Using Only The Front Speakers (2ch Stereo)

    Using only the front speakers (2CH STEREO) In this mode, the receiver outputs the sound from the front left/right speakers only. There is no sound from the sub woofer. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channel.
  • Page 66: 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 TONE MODE TUNING MODE – – TONE TUNING SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) AUTO CAL MIC MEMORY/ CATEGORY ENTER MODE –...
  • Page 67: Automatic Tuning

    Press TUNING + or TUNING –. Press TUNING + to scan from low to high; press TUNING – to scan from high to low. The receiver stops scanning whenever a station is received. Using the controls on the receiver Turn INPUT SELECTOR to select the FM or AM band.
  • Page 68: Presetting Radio Stations

    Press ENTER. You can also use MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver. If you cannot tune in a station Make sure you have entered the right frequency. If not, repeat steps 2 to 4. If you still cannot tune in a station, the frequency is not used in your area.
  • Page 69: Tuning To Preset Stations

    Press MEMORY. You can also use MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver. “MEMORY” lights up for a few seconds. Perform steps 4 and 5 before “MEMORY” goes out. Press the numeric buttons to select a preset number. You can also press TUNING + or TUNING –...
  • Page 70: Naming Preset Stations

    EXIT Press TUNER repeatedly to select the FM or AM band. You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver. Tune in the preset station you want to create an index name for (page 69). Press AMP, and then press MENU.
  • Page 71: Listening To The Xm Radio

    Listening to the XM Radio XM Radio is the satellite radio service with millions of listeners across the U.S. Broadcasting live daily. XM Radio offers 160 digital radio channels offering music, news, sports, comedy, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather reports, with high quality digital sound.
  • Page 72: Select Channel

    Press TUNING + or TUNING – to select channel 0. You can also press TUNING MODE on the receiver to select “AUTO TUNING”, and then turn TUNING +/– to select channel 0. Check the XM Radio ID on the display and write it in the space provided here.
  • Page 73: The Receiver

    Press TUNING + or TUNING – to select a channel. You can also press TUNING MODE on the receiver to select “AUTO TUNING”, and then turn TUNING +/– to select a channel. Selecting channels from a category (CATEGORY TUNING)
  • Page 74: Select The Channel

    Press TUNING + or TUNING – to select the channel. You can also press TUNING MODE on the receiver to select “AUTO TUNING”, and then turn TUNING +/– to select the channel. Notes • When you select a channel in the “ONE CAT”...
  • Page 75: Presetting Xm Radio Stations

    You can also turn TUNING +/– on the receiver. Preset numbers from 1 to 30 are available, and channel 1 is preset for all the preset numbers when you purchase the receiver. Press ENTER. You can also press MEMORY/ENTER on the receiver.
  • Page 76 Then press ENTER to enter the selection. You can also press TUNING MODE on the receiver to select “PRESET TUNING”, and then turn TUNING +/– on the receiver. You can select preset channels from 1 to...
  • Page 77: Other Operations

    DVD player. Connect the first DVD player to the DVD COAXIAL IN jack on the receiver. You can connect the second DVD player to the TV/SAT OPTICAL IN jack and its analog audio/video output jacks to the VIDEO 2 AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN jacks on the receiver.
  • Page 78 Press control button V/v repeatedly to select the digital audio input you want to reassign. Press the control button or control button b to enter your selection. Press control button V/v repeatedly to select the input you want the digital audio input selected in step 6 to be reassigned to.
  • Page 79: Watching Component Images From

    Watching component images from other inputs (COMPONENT VIDEO ASSIGN) You can reassign a component video input to another input. Press AMP and then press MENU. “1-LEVEL SET” appears on the display. Press control button V/v repeatedly to select “6-VIDEO SET”. Press the control button or control button b to enter the menu.
  • Page 80: Enjoying Hdmi Input From Other Inputs (hdmi Assign)

    HDMI input” below. To return to the previous display Press control button B. Note You can also press HDMI button on the receiver to select HDMI 1 or HDMI 2. To select other component input, use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver.
  • Page 81: Naming Inputs

    Naming inputs You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for inputs and display it on the receiver’s display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of the connected components. Press the input button to select the input you want to create an index name for.
  • Page 82: Changing The Display

    Changing the display You can check the sound field, etc., by changing the information on the display. Be sure to use the buttons on the receiver for this operation. Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows.
  • Page 83: Recording Using The Receiver

    Recording onto a MiniDisc or audio tape You can record onto a MiniDisc or audio tape using the receiver. See the operating instructions supplied with your MD deck or tape deck. Press one of the input buttons to select the playback component.
  • Page 84: Listening To The Sound In Another Zone

    Listening to the sound in another zone You can enjoy sounds from a component connected to the receiver in a room (Zone 2) other than the main room. For example, you can watch the DVD in the main room and listen to the CD in the Zone 2.
  • Page 85 The audio signals of the last selected TUNER function (XM/FM/AM) is output. Press MASTER VOL +/– with ZONE 2 button lights up to adjust the volume of the speakers connected to SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS (ZONE 2) jacks. STR-DG900 S-VIDEO S-VIDEO S-VIDEO S-VIDEO S-VIDEO /B-Y –...
  • Page 86: Using The Remote

    Furthermore, you can also program the remote for Sony components that the remote is unable to control. Note that the remote can only control components that accept infrared wireless control signals.
  • Page 87 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 component accepts differs depending on the...
  • Page 88 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. To control a DVD player Maker Code(s) SONY 401, 402, 403...
  • Page 89 YORK 503, 509, 510, 544 LOEWE 515, 534, 556 SABA 547, 537, 549, 558, 530 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...
  • Page 90: Learning The Commands Of Your Components

    To control a tuner Maker Code(s) SONY 002, 005 To control a Blu-ray disc recorder Maker Code(s) SONY 310, 311, 312 To control a PSX Maker Code(s) SONY 313, 314, 315 Learning the commands of your components By using the Learning function, it is possible for this remote to perform learned commands.
  • Page 91 Press the appropriate button on the remote control to be learned to send the remote button code. Lightly pressing the button once should be sufficient. If learning is completed successfully, the indicator slowly flashes twice and the remote is ready for the next learning mode.
  • Page 92 Possible Learning Keys Function Button name Can Be Function Learned ADVANCE < (CATEGORY > TUNING – TUNING + DISC SKIP MUTING MASTER VOL +/–, TV VOL +/– PRESET +/–, TV CH +/– DVD TOP MENU DVD MENU F1, TV/ VIDEO F2, WIDE •...
  • Page 93: Performing Several Commands In Sequence Automatically (macro Play)

    Performing several commands in sequence automatically (Macro Play) The Macro Play function lets you link several IR codes in a sequential order as a single command. The remote provides 2 macro lists (MACRO 1 and MACRO 2). You can specify up to 20 IR codes for each macro list.
  • Page 94: Glossary

    Additional Information Glossary x Component video A format for transmitting video signal information consisting of three separate signals: luminance Y, chrominance Pb, and chrominance Pr. High quality pictures, such as DVD video or HDTV pictures, are transmitted more faithfully. The three jacks are color - coded green, blue and red.
  • Page 95: Precautions

    • If you are not going to use the receiver for a long time, be sure to disconnect the receiver from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord, grasp the plug itself;...
  • Page 96: Troubleshooting

    On placement • Place the receiver in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent heat buildup and prolong the life of the receiver. • Do not place the receiver near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical shock.
  • Page 97 • Check that the MULTI CH IN function is not selected. The source sound input from the HDMI jack on the receiver is not output from an amplifier or the TV speaker connected to receiver. • Check the setting of HDMI AUDIO in the VIDEO menu (page 55).
  • Page 98 The FM reception is poor. • Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the receiver to an outdoor FM antenna as shown below. If you connect the receiver to an outdoor antenna, ground it against lightning. To prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the ground wire to a gas pipe.
  • Page 99: Remote Control

    You can check the condition of the system by the message. Refer to the following table to solve the problem. If any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. If an error message appears while you perform Auto Calibration, see “Error and warning codes”...
  • Page 100: Specifications

    If the problem persist Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained. Reference sections for clearing the receiver’s memory...
  • Page 101 You can change the AM tuning scale to 9 kHz or 10 kHz. After tuning in any AM station, turn off the receiver. While holding down CATEGORY +, press ?/1. All preset stations will be erased when you change the tuning scale. To reset the scale to 10 kHz (or 9 kHz), repeat the procedure.
  • Page 102 General Power requirements Area code Power requirements U, CA 120 V AC, 60 Hz Power consumption Area code Power consumption 260 W 360 VA Power consumption (during standby mode) 0.3 W AC outlets Area code AC outlets U, CA 2 switched, 120 W/ 1A MAX Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.) 430 ×...
  • Page 103: Index

    Index Symbols U SIGNAL GND terminal Numerics 2 channel 65 2CH STEREO 65 5.1 channel 15 7.1 channel 15 AUTO CALIBRATION 35 AUTO FORMAT DIRECT (A.F.D.) 60 CD player connecting 17 playback 41 COMPONENT VIDEO ASSIGN 79 Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) 64 Dolby Digital 94 DTS 94...
  • Page 104 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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