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4-122-223-12(1)
DVD Home Theatre
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Operating Instructions
DAV-DZ290K
©2009 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-122-223-12(1) DVD Home Theatre System Operating Instructions DAV-DZ290K ©2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Precautions WARNING On power sources • The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long Caution – The use of optical instruments as it is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit with this product will increase eye itself has been turned off.
  • Page 3: About These Operating Instructions

    “DVD-RW,” “DVD-R,” “DVD+RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and the “CD” Instructions logos are trademarks. “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • The instructions in these Operating Instructions describe the controls on the “PLAYSTATION” is a trademark of Sony remote. You can also use the controls on the Computer Entertainment Inc.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Guide to the Control Menu Display ... 112 “BRAVIA” Sync ......61 Index ........... 116 Playing Back Files of a USB Device ..63 Transferring Songs onto a USB Device..........71 Using a Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone ..........75 Using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT Adapter ........... 75...
  • Page 5: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Type Disc logo Characteristics Icon DVD VIDEO • DVD VIDEO • DVD-R/DVD-RW in DVD VIDEO format or video mode • DVD+R/DVD+RW in DVD VIDEO format VR (Video • DVD-R/DVD-RW in VR (Video Recording) mode Recording) mode (except for DVD-R VIDEO CD •...
  • Page 6 A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). Notes on discs This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. DualDiscs and some of the music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies do not conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard, therefore, these discs may not be playable by this product.
  • Page 7 Region code Your system has a region code printed on the rear of the unit and will only play a DVD labeled with the same region code. A DVD VIDEO labeled will also play on this system. If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the message [Playback prohibited by area limitations.] will appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 8 Getting Started Unpacking For Singapore, Indonesian, • Front speakers (2) • Video cord (1) Malaysian, Hong Kong, Filipino, Mexican, Argentine, and Latin American models • HDMI cable (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • Center speaker (1) • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) •...
  • Page 9: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote

    Inserting batteries into the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied) by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the compartment. To use the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the unit. Note •...
  • Page 10: Step 1: Installing The System

    Step 1: Installing the System Positioning the system For the best possible surround sound, place all speakers at the same distance from the listening position (A). The distance can be between 1.0 to 7.0 meters. If you cannot place the center speaker and surround speakers at the same distance as (A), you can move the center speaker up to 1.6 meters closer to the listening position (B), and the surround speakers up to 5.0 meters closer to the listening position (C).
  • Page 11 Attaching the foot pads to the subwoofer Attach the foot pads (supplied) to the bottom of the subwoofer to stabilize the subwoofer and prevent it from slipping. Remove the foot pads from the protective cover.
  • Page 12: Assembling The Speakers

    Assembling the speakers Before connecting the speakers, attach the speaker stand to the speaker. (For the front speakers) Use the parts as follows: • Front speakers (2) • Speaker cords (2, red/white) • Stand bases (2) • Screws (2) For details of how to connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKER jacks, see page 17. Note •...
  • Page 13 Connect the speaker cords to the speaker. Be sure to match the speaker cords to the appropriate terminals on the speakers: the speaker cord with the color tube to 3, and the speaker cord without the color tube to #. Color tube Front left speaker (L): White Front right speaker (R): Red...
  • Page 14 Move the speaker cord so that it does not block the screw hole for securing the screw. Speaker cord Secure the stand base with the screw. Screw Fully-assembled illustration Front right speaker (R): Front left speaker (L): White label Red label White...
  • Page 15: Installing The Speakers On A Wall

    Install the speakers on a vertical and flat wall where reinforcement is applied. • Sony is not responsible for accidents or damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall strength or improper screw installation, natural calamity, etc.
  • Page 16 Hang the speakers on the screws. Hole on the back of 5 mm the speaker inch) 10 mm inch) Rear of the speaker...
  • Page 17: Step 2: Connecting The System

    Step 2: Connecting the System For connecting the system, read the information on the following pages. Do not connect the AC power cord (mains lead) of the unit to a wall outlet (mains) until all the other connections are made. Note •...
  • Page 18: Connecting The Tv (video Connection)

    Connecting the TV (Video connection) This connection sends a video signal to the TV. Depending on the jacks on your TV, select the connection method. C Component video cable N N A A N T E (not supplied) IA L 75 C O A X K E R S U R L...
  • Page 19 To change the color system (PAL or NTSC) (Asian, Australian, Middle Eastern, and South African models only) Depending on the TV to be connected, you may be required to select either PAL or NTSC for the color system. The initial setting of the system for Australian, Middle Eastern, and South African models is PAL. The initial setting of the system for Asian models is NTSC.
  • Page 20: Connecting The Tv (audio Connection)

    Connecting the TV (Audio connection) This connection sends an audio signal to the unit from the TV. To listen to TV sound via the system, perform this connection. N N A A N T E IA L 75 C O A X K E R S U R L S P E A...
  • Page 21: Connecting The Other Components

    Connecting the other components You can enjoy connected components via the system’s speakers. Portable audio source (not supplied): E USB device (not supplied): F DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter: G (TDM-iP20 is supplied with Australian models. You can also use other DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters.) F Connect a USB device (page 63).
  • Page 22 If your TV has multiple audio/video inputs You can enjoy sound with the speakers of the system through the connected TV. Connect the components as follows. VCR, digital satellite receiver, PlayStation, etc. VCR, digital satellite receiver, PlayStation, etc. System :Signal flow Select the component on the TV.
  • Page 23: Connecting The Antenna (aerial)

    Connecting the antenna (aerial) N N A A N T E I A L 7 C O A X FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied) Note • Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial). • After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it as horizontal as possible. •...
  • Page 24: About The Demonstration

    Connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) Before connecting the AC power cord (mains lead) of the unit to a wall outlet (mains), connect all the speakers to the unit. Wall outlet (mains): The shape of the wall outlet (mains) differs depending on the area.
  • Page 25: Step 3: Performing The Quick Setup

    Press X/x to select a language, then Step 3: Performing the press The Setup Display for selecting the aspect Quick Setup ratio of the TV to be connected appears. Follow the Steps below to make the basic VIDEO SETUP TV TYPE: 16:9 adjustments for using the system.
  • Page 26 Press C/c to select the speaker from the status of the speaker installation, perform the speaker settings manually by formation image as the speakers are following “Settings for the speakers” (page 56). actually positioned, then press For details, see “Getting Optimal Surround Unplug the calibration mic, press C/c Sound for a Room”...
  • Page 27 For details, refer also to the operating Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. instructions supplied with the TV/projector, etc. The Control Menu display appears on the Press FUNCTION repeatedly until TV screen. “DVD” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 28: Step 4: Selecting The Source

    Step 4: Selecting the Source You can select the playback source. FUNCTION Press FUNCTION repeatedly until the desired function appears in the front panel display. Each time you press FUNCTION, the function changes as follows. “DVD” t “TUNER FM” t “USB” t “TV/ VIDEO”...
  • Page 29: Step 5: Enjoying Surround Sound

    Step 5: Enjoying Surround Sound You can enjoy surround sound simply by selecting one of the system’s pre-programmed decoding modes. They bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters into your home. SYSTEM MENU X/x/c, Enjoying TV sound with the 5.1 channel surround sound effect Press SYSTEM MENU.
  • Page 30 Press The setting is made. Press SYSTEM MENU. The system menu turns off. About speaker output The table below describes the options when you connect all the speakers to the unit and you set [SPEAKER FORMATION] to [STANDARD] (page 77). For Australian models, the default setting is “A.F.D.
  • Page 31 Sound from Surround effect Effect “HP VIRTUAL” The system outputs the sound from the headphones by adding a surround effect regardless of sound format or (HEADPHONE VIRTUAL) number of channels. To turn the surround effect off Select “A.F.D. STD,” “2CH STEREO,” or “HP 2CH” for “DEC. MODE.” Note •...
  • Page 32: Disc

    Press Z on the unit to open the disc tray, and place a disc on the tray. Disc Place one disc on the tray, and then press Z. Playing a Disc Depending on the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with With the label side up.
  • Page 33 Other operations Press Play one frame at a time STEP to go to the next 2)4)5) (Freeze Frame) frame while the system is in Press pause mode. Press STEP Stop to go to the preceding Pause frame while the system is in pause mode (DVD VIDEO/ Resume play after pause X or H DVD-R/DVD-RW only).
  • Page 34: Changing The Sound

    playback, or turn the subtitles on/off whenever • [2: SUB] you want. • [2: MAIN+SUB] Press SUBTITLE during playback to select x VIDEO CD/CD/DATA CD (MP3 file)/DATA the desired subtitle language. DVD (MP3 file) • [STEREO]: The standard stereo sound. Note •...
  • Page 35 x DVD Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. Example: The Control Menu display appears on the Dolby Digital 5.1 channel TV screen. LFE (Low Press X/x to select [MULTI/ Frequency Effect) Surround (L/R) 2CH], then press The options for [MULTI/2CH] appear. 1: ENGLISH DOLBY DIGITAL 3 / 2 .1 Press X/x to select the desired setting...
  • Page 36 • [CD]: You can play the CD layer. mode to select a track, then press H or . The system starts playback. You cannot play still pictures When the system is playing a CD layer, such as a menu. To return to PBC playback, press x “CD”...
  • Page 37: Using Play Mode

    Using Play Mode • To play from the beginning of the disc, press x twice, then press H. To enjoy a disc that you played Creating your own program before with resume playback (Program Play) (Multi-disc Resume) You can play the contents of a disc in the order This system recalls the point where you stopped you want by arranging the order of the tracks on the disc the last time it was played and resumes...
  • Page 38: Playing In Random Order

    To cancel all of the tracks in the Selected track programmed order PROGRAM 0: 03:51 Follow Steps 1 to 3 of “Creating your ALL CLEAR own program.” – – 1. TRACK – – 2. TRACK Press X and select [ALL CLEAR]. –...
  • Page 39: Playing Repeatedly

    Press • [TRACK]: You can repeat the current track. Shuffle Play starts. x DATA CD/DATA DVD To return to normal play • [OFF]: Off. Press CLEAR, or select [OFF] in Step 3. • [DISC]: You can repeat all of the folders on the disc.
  • Page 40: Searching/selecting Disc Contents

    Selecting an original title or Searching/Selecting edited title on a DVD-VR Disc Contents Using the DVD’s menu This function is only available for DVD-VRs with a playlist created. Press DISPLAY while the system is in stop mode. A DVD is divided into many sections, which The Control Menu display appears on the make up a picture or music feature.
  • Page 41 The number in parentheses indicates the Input the time code using the number buttons. total number of titles, chapters, tracks, indexes, scenes, folders, or files. For example, to find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20 seconds after the 9 8 ( 9 9 ) beginning: press 2, 1, 0, 2, 0 ([2:10:20]).
  • Page 42: Playing Mp3 Files/jpeg Image Files

    Press X/x to select [MEDIA], Playing MP3 Files/JPEG then press The options for [MEDIA] appear. Image Files When [MUSIC] is selected, press DVD MENU. When other than [MUSIC] is selected, press X/x to select [MUSIC], then press You can play MP3 files or JPEG image files: A list of folders that contain MP3 files –...
  • Page 43 To play the next or previous MP3 FOLDER LIST file 01 Happy birthday Press > to play the next MP3 file. Press . 02 Travelling 01 twice to play the previous MP3 file. 03 2003.08.20 04 Flowers When you press . once, you can go to the 05 Travelling 02 06 Animals beginning of the current MP3 file.
  • Page 44 • If you play a large MP3 file and JPEG image file at • You cannot rotate the JPEG image file when you set the same time, the sound may skip. Sony [JPEG RESOLUTION] in [HDMI SETUP] to [(1920 recommends that you set the MP3 bit rate to 128 kbps ×...
  • Page 45 Press X/x to select a setting. The Control Menu display appears on the TV screen. • [MUSIC/PHOTO]: You can play both JPEG image files and MP3 files in the Press X/x to select [EFFECT], same folder as a slide show. then press •...
  • Page 46: Enjoying Video Files

    • Depending on the DivX video file, sound may skip or Enjoying Video Files not match the pictures on the TV screen. • The system cannot play some DivX video files that are longer than 3 hours. • Depending on the DivX video file, the picture may pause or be unclear, in which case it is recommended that you create the file at a lower bit rate.
  • Page 47 To go to the next or previous FOLDER LIST page SUMMER 2003 Press NEW YEAR'S DAY MY FAVOURITES To return to the previous display Press O RETURN. To stop playback Press x. Press X/x to select the folder you want To play the next or previous video to play.
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Delay Between The Picture And Sound

    Adjusting the Delay Restricting Playback of Between the Picture and the Disc Sound [PARENTAL CONTROL] [A/V SYNC] The [PARENTAL CONTROL] function allows you to restrict playback of DVDs that have When the sound does not match the pictures on ratings. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with the TV screen, you can adjust the delay between different scenes.
  • Page 49: Changing The Password

    To turn off the [PARENTAL Enter a 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press CONTROL] function The display for confirming the password Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in Step 11. appears. To play a disc for which x When you have already registered a [PARENTAL CONTROL] is set password The display for entering the password...
  • Page 50: Changing The System Settings By Using The Setup Display

    Enter your 4-digit password using the Changing the System number buttons, then press Press X/x to select [CHANGE Settings by Using the PASSWORD t], then press Setup Display Enter a new 4-digit password using the number buttons, then press You can make various adjustments to items such To confirm your password, re-enter it as picture and sound.
  • Page 51: Settings For The Display

    Press X/x to select an item, then press x [OSD] (On-Screen Display) You can switch the display language on the TV The options for the selected item appear. screen. Example: [TV TYPE] VIDEO SETUP x [MENU] (DVD VIDEO only) TV TYPE: 16:9 You can switch the language for the disc’s PROGRESSIVE...
  • Page 52 The system outputs a progressive signal for x [TV TYPE] 5 seconds. Check that the screen is You can select the aspect ratio of the connected displayed correctly. Press C/c to select [YES], then press [16:9]: Select this when you connect a wide- The system outputs a progressive signal.
  • Page 53: Settings For Hdmi

    Note Settings for HDMI • You cannot change the color system of the disc itself. • You can change the color system of this system [HDMI SETUP] according to the connected TV (page 18). x [BLACK LEVEL] HDMI SETUP HDMI RESOLUTION: AUTO (1920x1080p) (North American, Mexican, and Latin...
  • Page 54: Settings For The Audio

    (page 62) is activated and loud sound may be ]: The system outputs standard output depending on the volume level of the resolution with a black frame. system. You can prevent this by limiting the ]: The system outputs HD resolution maximum level of the volume.
  • Page 55: Other Settings

    x [AUDIO DRC] (DVD VIDEO only) x [SCREEN SAVER] You can compress the dynamic range of the You can reduce the damage to the display device (ghosting). Press any button (e.g., H) to cancel sound track. [AUDIO DRC] is useful for watching movies at low volume late at night.
  • Page 56: Settings For The Speakers

    settings. For details, see “Returning the x [DISTANCE (FRONT)] [SETUP] settings to the default” (page 89). When you move the front speakers and center speaker, be sure to set the parameters of the Settings for the speakers distance (A) from the listening position to the speakers.
  • Page 57 x [LEVEL (SURROUND)] You can adjust the sound level of the surround speakers. You can set the parameter from –6.0 dB to +6.0 dB. Be sure to set [TEST TONE] to [ON] for easy adjustment. [L/R] 0.0 dB : Set the surround speaker level. * This item appears when you set [SURROUND] to [YES] in the [CONNECTION] setting.
  • Page 58: Tuner

    Current station PRESET +/– (page 59), then perform the Current band and preset number procedure from Step 3. FM 10 : 88.00 MHz SONY RADIO Station name Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” appears in the front panel display. Press and hold TUNING +/– until the auto scanning starts.
  • Page 59: Listening To The Radio

    Press X/x repeatedly until “FM MODE” Listening to the Radio appears in the front panel display. Preset radio stations in the system’s memory first (see “Presetting Radio Stations” (page 58)). Press or c. Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TUNER FM” appears in the front panel Press X/x to select “MONO.”...
  • Page 60 Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes: 1 t 2 t ..t 1 t ..When the station name is set 1 Station name Ex. “SONY RADIO” 2 Frequency Ex. “FM1 87.50” 3 The “FM MODE” setting Ex. “STEREO”...
  • Page 61: Control For Hdmi/external Audio Device

    Device • The Control for HDMI function may not work if you connect a component other than a Sony component, Using the Control for even if the component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 62 Press DISPLAY while the system is This system in stop mode. Turns on. (If not already Turns on. (If not already The Control Menu display appears on the turned on.) turned on.) TV screen. Switches to “DVD” Switches to HDMI input. Press X/x to select [SETUP], function.
  • Page 63: Playing Back Files Of A Usb Device

    VIDEO,” TV sound is output from the system Playing Back Files of a speakers automatically. • While you are watching the TV and the USB Device function of the system is switched to “DVD” or “USB,” sound of the selected system You can play audio files (MP3/WMA/AAC function is output from the system speakers;...
  • Page 64 operating manual supplied with the • The system can play back the following files. ® Walkman File Extension of the file MP3 file “.mp3” WMA file “.wma” Connecting the USB device AAC file “.m4a” JPEG image file “.jpg” or “.jpeg” DivX video file “.avi”...
  • Page 65 • Always turn off the system before removing FOLDER LIST the USB device. Removing the USB device while the system is on may corrupt the data on 01 Let's Talk About Love (1985) 02 1st Album (1986) the USB device. 03 In the Middle of Nowhere (1986) 04 Ready for Romance (1986) •...
  • Page 66 Press X/x to select a folder. Note that you can select the next folder by continuing to press > after the last file on the x To go to the next or previous page current folder, but that you cannot return to the Press previous folder by pressing ..
  • Page 67 Press X/x to select a setting. Note • You cannot rotate the JPEG image file when you set • [MODE 1]: The JPEG image file sweeps [JPEG RESOLUTION] in [HDMI SETUP] to [(1920 in from top to bottom. × 1080i) HD ] or [(1920 ×...
  • Page 68 the previous folder, select the folder from the FOLDER LIST folder list. SUMMER 2003 To return to the previous display NEW YEAR'S DAY MY FAVOURITES Press O RETURN. To turn on/off the display Press DVD MENU. Other operations Press X/x to select a folder. See “Other operations”...
  • Page 69 Press • [MEMORY]: You can repeat all of the folders on the USB device. For details of the playback priority of file • [FOLDER]: You can repeat the current types under the [MEDIA] setting, see folder. “Playback priority of file types” (page 106). •...
  • Page 70 Press Viewing the information of an [** (**)] changes to [– – (**)]. audio file/video file on the TV screen 1 ( 1 4 4 ) 1 : 3 1 You can display the information of an audio file/ video file such as time information, name of the folder/audio file/video file, and the audio bit rate (the amount of data per second of the current audio) on the TV screen.
  • Page 71: Transferring Songs Onto A Usb Device

    Checking the date information Transferring Songs onto of a JPEG image file a USB Device You can check the date information during You can transfer songs on an audio CD onto a playback when the Exif* tag is recorded in the USB device by encoding to MP3 format.
  • Page 72 The system starts transferring and the status Transferring tracks on an of transferring appears. To cancel transferring, press x. audio CD onto a USB device Load an audio CD. Transferring MP3 files on a Press DISPLAY while the system is DATA CD/DATA DVD onto a USB in stop mode.
  • Page 73 Press REC TO USB on the unit. Remaining space of the USB device REC TO USB lights up and “READING” appears in the front panel display. Then, USB TRANSFER “PUSH PLAY” and the remaining space of 2002_Remixes the USB device appear alternately in the 01_Back_Seat_O...
  • Page 74 The list of files contained in the folder Folder and file generation appears. Press X/x to select the desired audio file, rules then press CLEAR. When transferring onto a USB device, a Press C/c to select [YES], then press “MUSIC” folder is created directly below the “ROOT”.
  • Page 75: Using A Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone

    Using a Sony Ericsson Using the DIGITAL MEDIA Mobile Phone PORT Adapter You can connect a Sony Ericsson mobile phone The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMPORT) to the system and enjoy music from it via this adapter is for enjoying sound from a portable system, or transfer music from this system to the audio source or computer.
  • Page 76 • Depending on the type of DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter, you may be able to operate a connected component using either the buttons on the remote or the unit. The following illustration shows an example of buttons that can be used in this case. ./>...
  • Page 77: Other Operations

    For better surround listening position. sound, Sony recommends that first you decide • [ALL FRONT - NO CENTER]: Select the position of the speakers. this when you install the front and...
  • Page 78: Calibrating The Appropriate Settings Automatically

    Calibrating the Appropriate Settings Automatically [AUTO CALIBRATION] D. C. A. C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) can set the appropriate surround sound automatically. Note • The system outputs a loud test sound when [AUTO Calibration mic CALIBRATION] starts. You cannot turn the volume down.
  • Page 79: Controlling The Tv With The Supplied Remote

    • The measurement for [SUBWOOFER] is always [YES] since the system does not perform subwoofer calibration, but the [SUBWOOFER] level in You can control the TV (Sony only) by using the [SPEAKER SETUP] returns to the default setting following buttons. Use these buttons (other than when you perform [AUTO CALIBRATION].
  • Page 80: Setting System To Karaoke Mode

    To set the system to karaoke Enjoying Karaoke mode on the Control Menu display Press DISPLAY. The Control Menu display appears. You can enjoy karaoke (singing along with a Note disc) by setting the system to karaoke mode. • The Control Menu display will not appear if no disc is in the unit.
  • Page 81: Key Control

    Speaker output in Dolby Digital Each time you press ECHO, the echo level changes as follows: Karaoke format “ECHO OFF” t “ECHO 1” Accompaniment Accompaniment “ECHO 3” T “ECHO 2” Front Front Center To cancel the echo effect, select “ECHO OFF.” Guide melody Note •...
  • Page 82 • The key automatically returns to the original key Selecting the vocals (Vocal when: – you turn off the power. Select) – you change the function. – the disc tray is opened. – you stop playback. When playing a DVD with the Dolby Digital –...
  • Page 83: Using The Sound Effect

    Note Using the Sound Effect • Depending on the discs, you may not be able to change the guide vocal channel. • The channel returns to the default setting when: Reinforcing bass frequencies – you turn off the power. – you change the function. –...
  • Page 84: Selecting The Effect To Suit The Source

    – “DEC. MODE” is set to “A.F.D. STD” or Selecting the Effect to “A.F.D. MULTI.” – Headphones are not connected. Suit the Source – Karaoke mode is off. To turn off the sound effect You can select a suitable sound mode for movies or music.
  • Page 85: Changing The Input Level Of The Sound From Connected Components

    Changing the Input Level Using the Sleep Timer of the Sound from You can set the system to turn off at a preset time, so you can fall asleep listening to music. Connected Components You can preset the time in 1 or 10-minute increments.
  • Page 86: Changing The Brightness Of The Front Panel Display

    Changing the Brightness Viewing Information of the Front Panel About the Disc Display You can set the brightness of the front panel display to either of 2 levels. Viewing the playing time and Press SYSTEM MENU. remaining time in the front Press X/x repeatedly until “DIMMER”...
  • Page 87: Checking The Play Information

    x DATA CD (video file)/DATA DVD (video x VIDEO CD (without PBC functions)/ file) Super Audio CD/CD 1 Playing time of the current file • T **:** 2 Current file name Playing time of the current track 3 Current album and file number •...
  • Page 88 To check DATA CD/DATA DVD * “Exchangeable Image File Format” is a digital camera image format defined by the Japan (MP3 file/video file) text Electronics and Information Technology Industries By pressing DISPLAY while playing MP3 files Association (JEITA). or video files on a DATA CD/DATA DVD, you can display the name of the folder/MP3 file/ video file, and the audio bit rate (the amount of data per second of the current audio) on the TV...
  • Page 89: Returning To The Default Settings

    Press X/x to select [SYSTEM SETUP], Returning to the Default then press The options for [SYSTEM SETUP] appear. Settings Press X/x to select [RESET] and press Returning the system Press C/c to select [YES]. You can also quit the process and return to parameters, such as preset the Control Menu display by selecting [NO] stations, to the default...
  • Page 90: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. On placement On cleaning discs, disc/lens • Place the system in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the system.
  • Page 91: Notes About The Discs

    Notes about the Discs On handling discs • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface. • Do not stick paper or tape on the disc. • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may rise considerably inside the...
  • Page 92: Troubleshooting

    • Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of the system? • After checking the above items and fixing any problems, turn on the system. If the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 93 Picture Symptom Remedy There is no picture. • The video connecting cords are not connected securely. • The video connecting cords are damaged. • The unit is not connected to the correct TV input jack (page 18). • The video input on the TV is not set so that you can view pictures from the system.
  • Page 94 Sound Symptom Remedy There is no sound. • The speaker cord is not connected securely. • Press MUTING on the remote if “MUTING ON” is displayed in the front panel display. • The system is in pause mode or in Slow-motion Play mode. Press H to return to normal play mode.
  • Page 95 Symptom Remedy No sound or only a very low- • Check the speaker connections and settings (pages 17, 56). level sound is heard from the • Check the “ ” setting DEC. MODE (page 29) surround speakers. • Depending on the source, the effect of the surround speakers may be less noticeable.
  • Page 96 • Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD being played (page 33). • The DVD prohibits changing the angles. A disc cannot be ejected and • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
  • Page 97: Usb Device

    (USB) port. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. Are you using a supported USB • If you connect an unsupported USB device, the following problems may occur.
  • Page 98 – The file structure is extremely complex. – The memory capacity is excessive. – The internal memory is fragmented. • Sony recommends following these guidelines. – Total folders on the USB device: 200 or less – Total files per folder: 150 or less File names are not displayed •...
  • Page 99 – the file size is extremely large. – the physical structure within the memory is fragmented. • Sony recommends following these guidelines. – Total folders on the USB device: 200 or less – Total files per folder: 150 or less You cannot start transferring •...
  • Page 100 USB device becomes complex. Follow the procedure in the operating instructions of the USB device to format the USB device. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. Transferring to a USB device • You are using an unsupported USB device. See “Playable USB Devices”...
  • Page 101: Self-diagnosis Function

    [VER.X.XX] (X is a number) may display) appear on the TV screen. Although this is not a malfunction and for Sony service use only, When the self-diagnosis function is activated to normal system operation will not be possible. prevent the system from malfunctioning, a 5- Turn off the system, and then turn on the system character service number (e.g., C 13 50) with a...
  • Page 102: Specifications

    : 0.7 Vp-p Specifications 75 ohms HDMI OUT: Type A (19 pin) Amplifier Section Speakers Stereo mode (rated) 108 W + 108 W (at 3 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD) Front (SS-TS92) Surround mode (reference) RMS output power Speaker system Full range Bass reflex FL/FR/C/SL/SR*: 142 Speaker unit...
  • Page 103: Glossary

    Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Dimensions (approx.) 430 mm × 66 mm × 390 Digital Cinema Auto Calibration was developed mm (w/h/d) incl. by Sony to automatically measure and adjust the projecting parts speaker settings to your listening environment in Mass (approx.) 4.3 kg a short period of time.
  • Page 104 surround speakers and a center speaker. The Super Audio CD surround speakers output monaural sound. Super Audio CD is a new high-quality audio disc standard where music is recorded in the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) format Digital audio compression technology (conventional CD is recorded in the PCM developed by DTS, Inc.
  • Page 105 2 channel area Super Audio CD Multi-channel area layer You can play the CD layer on a conventional CD player. Since both layers are on one side, it is not necessary to turn the disc over. To select a layer, see “Changing a playback layer for a hybrid Super Audio CD”...
  • Page 106: Playback Priority Of File Types

    Playback priority of file types The table below describes the playback priority of file types under the [MEDIA] setting. File type on a disc or USB [MEDIA] setting device [VIDEO] [MUSIC/ [PHOTO] [MUSIC] PHOTO] Disc USB device Disc Disc/USB Disc/USB device device Video files only...
  • Page 107: Language Code List

    Language Code List The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1347 Maori 1507 Samoan 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1349 Macedonian 1508 Shona 1032 Afrikaans 1194 Galician 1350 Malayalam 1509 Somali...
  • Page 108: Index To Parts And Control

    Index to Parts and Control For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Front panel A "/1 (on/standby) (25, 89) (USB) port (64) B Z (open/close) (32) J OPERATION DIAL (32) C Front panel display (110) K PHONES jack (32) D FUNCTION (28) L AUDIO IN/MIC/A.CAL MIC jack (21, 25, 78, 80)
  • Page 109 Rear panel ANTENNA SPEAKER FRONT R FRONT L SUR R SUR L COAXIAL 75 SPEAKER HDMI OUT DMPORT DC5V AUDIO IN VIDEO 0.7A MAX CENTER SUBWOOFER COMPONENT VIDEO OUT TV/VIDEO A SPEAKER jacks (17) E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (18) B COAXIAL 75Ω...
  • Page 110: Front Panel Display

    Front panel display About the indications in the front panel display A Lights up when the karaoke mode is bandwidth Digital Content Protection) on. (80) compliant device with HDMI or DVI (Digital Visual Interface) input. (18) B Flashes when the sleep timer is set. G Current surround format (Except for (85) JPEG image file)
  • Page 111: Remote Control

    Remote control ALPHABETICAL ORDER BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS A – M N – Z ANGLE ws (33) NIGHT 5 (83) Number buttons qf (36, 58, 79) AUDIO qg (34) ONE-TOUCH PLAY eg (62) [/1 (on/standby) 1 (24, 25, 32) CLEAR es (37, 59) PICTURE NAVI 6 (43, 66) TV [/1 (on/standby) ql (79) D.TUNING qh (59)
  • Page 112: Guide To The Control Menu Display

    Guide to the Control Menu Display You can use the Control Menu display to select a function and to view related information. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Each time you press DISPLAY, the Control Menu display changes: 1 t 2 t ... t 1 t ... 1 Control Menu display 1 2 Control Menu display 2 (appears when available) 3 Control Menu display off...
  • Page 113 Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO. Currently playing title number Currently playing chapter number Total number of titles Playback status Total number of chapters (N Playback, Control Menu items X Pause, x Stop, etc.) 9 8 ( 9 9 ) Type of disc being 1 3 ( 9 9 ) DVD VIDEO...
  • Page 114 [SHUFFLE] (page 38) You can play the tracks/files in random order. [REPEAT] (page 39) You can play the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all folders/all files) repeatedly or one title/ chapter/track/folder/file repeatedly. [A/V SYNC] (page 48) You can adjust the delay between the picture and sound. [DISC MENU] (page 40) You can display the DVD’s menu.
  • Page 115 [EFFECT] (page 67) You can select the effects to be used for changing slides during a slide show. [MEDIA] (page 68) You can select the data type (MP3/AAC/WMA file, JPEG image file, or video file) on a USB device. [USB TRANSFER] (page 71) You can transfer tracks on an audio CD or MP3 files on a CD/DATA CD/DATA DVD onto a USB device.
  • Page 116: Index

    Index Numerics 4:3 OUTPUT 52 EFFECT 45, 67 OSD 51 5.1 Channel Surround 34 FM MODE 59 PARENTAL CONTROL 48, A/V SYNC 48 Front panel 108 55, 104 AAC file 63 Front panel display 86, 110 PAUSE MODE 53 ANGLE 33 PBC Playback 36 ATTENUATE 85 PICTURE NAVI 43, 66...
  • Page 117 USB device 63 VIDEO SETUP 51 VOLUME LIMIT 53 WMA file 63...
  • Page 120 Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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  • Ibrahim Mubarak Aug 26, 2015 12:39:
    My Sony home theater DZ290K had a push power protection on the display screen,wha​t will I do?