Sony STR-DN840 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony STR-DN840 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 4-454-467-13(1) Multi Channel AV Receiver Operating Instructions STR-DN840...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the whenever you call upon your Sony dealer ventilation opening of the appliance with regarding this product.
  • Page 3 9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the 3) Connect the speaker cord to the apparatus polarized or grounding-type plug. A and the speakers carefully so as not to polarized plug has two blades with one touch the core of speaker cord by hand. wider than the other.
  • Page 4: About This Manual

    • The instructions in this manual are for model this equipment. STR-DN840. The model number is located at the lower right corner of the front panel. Properly shielded and grounded cables and The illustrations used in this manual are of...
  • Page 5: Flac Decoder

    Bluetooth DLNA™, the DLNA Logo and DLNA SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony CERTIFIED™ are trademarks, service marks, Corporation is under license. or certification marks of the Digital Living Other trademarks and trade names are those of Network Alliance.
  • Page 6 – Neither the name of the Foundation nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS”...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    5: Connecting the antennas Enjoying audio content stored on (aerials) ......... 30 the server .......62 6: Connecting to the network ..30 Enjoying Sony Entertainment Preparing the Receiver Network (SEN) .....65 Using the PARTY STREAMING Connecting the AC power cord function .........68...
  • Page 8 “BRAVIA” Sync Features Additional Information What is “BRAVIA” Sync? ..79 Precautions ........ 104 Preparing for the “BRAVIA” Troubleshooting ......106 Sync ........79 Specifications ......119 One-Touch Play ......80 Index ......... 122 System Audio Control ....81 System Power-Off .......81 Scene Select .........81 Home Theatre Control ....82 Remote Easy Control ....82 Other Operations...
  • Page 9: Supplied Accessories

    Inserting batteries into Supplied accessories the remote control • Operating Instructions (this manual) Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries • Quick Setup Guide (1) (supplied) in the remote control. Observe • Remote control (RM-AAU170) (1) the correct polarity when installing • R6 (size AA) batteries (2) batteries.
  • Page 10: Description And Location Of Parts

    Description and location of parts Front panel A ?/1 (on/standby) (page 33, 50, 56) Press TUNING +/– to scan a station. D A.F.D./2CH, MOVIE, MUSIC The indicator above the button lights up as follows: (page 51, 53) Green: The receiver is turned on. E Display panel (page 11) Amber: The receiver is in standby F SOUND OPTIMIZER (page 54)
  • Page 11: Indicators On The Display Panel

    Indicators on the display panel A Input indicator G Speaker system indicator (page 35) Lights up to indicate the current input. H Tuning indicator HDMI The receiver recognizes the equipment connected via an HDMI IN jack. Lights up when the receiver tunes to a stereo broadcast.
  • Page 12: Wireless Lan Signal Strength

    N Dolby Pro Logic indicator T USB Lights up the respective indicator Lights up when iPod/iPhone or USB when the receiver performs Dolby Pro device is detected. Logic processing. This matrix * When playing a Dolby Digital or DTS format surround decoding technology can disc, make sure that you have completed the enhance input signals.
  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    Rear panel A DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section E AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT section HDMI IN/OUT* jacks (page White (L) AUDIO IN jacks 24, 27, 29) (page 24, 28, 29) Red (R) OPTICAL IN jacks (page 24, SUBWOOFER OUT Black jacks (page 22) COAXIAL IN jack (page 29) F VIDEO INPUT/OUTPUT section B TUNER section (page 24, 28)
  • Page 14: Remote Control

    The Example: Hold down SHIFT ( ), then remote control is assigned to operate Sony press MEM ( audio/video equipment. You can reassign the input button to match the equipment connected to your receiver (page 103).
  • Page 15: Alphabet Search

    – select track numbers. Press 0/10 /= to • The Sleep Timer will be canceled when you perform the following. select track number 10. – Press SLEEP again. – select channel numbers. – Update the software of the receiver. – select the letters (ABC, DEF, etc.). –...
  • Page 16 +/– – The equipment connected to the supported HDMI input jack is not turned Adjust the volume level of all speakers at the same time. – The current input is not HDMI input. – When “Fast View” is set to “Off”. Turns off the sound temporarily.
  • Page 17 To control other Sony equipment Blu-ray Disc CD player Name player player B TV ?/1 C Numeric buttons CLEAR G POP UP/MENU TOP MENU I OPTIONS J HOME K ./> N, X, x Q RETURN O R V/v/B/b, S DISPLAY...
  • Page 18: Getting Started

    To output multi channel digital audio, check the HDMI jacks. digital audio output setting on the connected equipment. For a Sony Blu-ray Disc player, check that “Audio (HDMI),” “BD Audio MIX Setting,” “Dolby Digital/DTS,” “Dolby Digital,” and “DTS” are set to “Auto,” “Off,” “Bitstream,”...
  • Page 19: 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 output jacks of the equipment connected. This receiver supports the following audio formats. Connection between the playback Audio format Maximum number equipment and the receiver [Display] of channels...
  • Page 20: Connections

    Connections 1: Installing the speakers This receiver allows you to use up to a 7.2 7.1 channel speaker system channel system (7 speakers and 2 using surround back subwoofers). speakers You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of Example of speaker system DVD or Blu-ray Disc software recorded configuration sound in 6.1 channel or 7.1 channel format.
  • Page 21 7.1 channel speaker system using front high speakers You can enjoy vertical sound effects by connecting additional two front high speakers. Place the front high speakers – at an angle between 25° to 35°. – at an angle of 20° ± 5° in height. ±...
  • Page 22: 2: Connecting The Speakers

    2: Connecting the speakers Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Surround speaker Center speaker Right Left Right Left Right Left Surround back/ Subwoofer * Front A speaker Bi-amplifier/ Front high/ Front B speaker ** A Monaural audio cord (not supplied) B Speaker cord (not supplied)
  • Page 23: Bi-Amplifier Connection

    * When you connect a subwoofer with an auto Bi-amplifier connection standby function, turn off the function when watching movies. If the auto standby function is set to on, it turns to standby mode If you are not using surround back speakers automatically based on the level of the input and front high speakers, you can connect signal to the subwoofer, and the sound may...
  • Page 24: 3: Connecting The Tv

    Video signals signals Recommended connection A Optical digital cord (not supplied) Alternative connection B Audio cord (not supplied) C Video cord (not supplied) D HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI-authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable.
  • Page 25: 4A: Connecting The Video Equipment

    INPUT MODE (page 83). By connecting Sony “BRAVIA” Sync- **If your TV is not compatible with the ARC compatible equipment using HDMI cables, function, connect A or B.
  • Page 26 Notes on HDMI connections • Depending on the TV or the video equipment, 4K or 3D images may not be displayed. Check the 3D image formats supported by the receiver (page 120). • Refer to the operating instructions of each connected equipment for details.
  • Page 27 A HDMI cable (not supplied) Sony recommends that you use an HDMI- authorized cable or Sony HDMI cable. Notes • BD input has a better sound quality. When you need a higher sound quality, connect your equipment to the BD (for AUDIO) jack and select BD as input.
  • Page 28 Connecting equipment with jacks other than HDMI jacks Satellite tuner, cable TV tuner VCR, DVD recorder, Video game Audio signals Video signals Audio signals Video signals A Optical digital cord (not supplied) Recommended connection B Audio cord (not supplied) Alternative connection C Video cord (not supplied)
  • Page 29: 4B: Connecting The Audio Equipment

    Connecting an iPod, 4b: Connecting the iPhone, USB device audio equipment Connecting a Super Audio CD Player, CD player Before connecting cords, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Super Audio CD player, CD player Audio signals iPod, iPhone, USB device A USB cable (not supplied)
  • Page 30: 5: Connecting The Antennas (Aerials)

    A Broadband line connection A Broadband line connection to the Internet is required in order to listen to Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) and to update the software of the receiver. Modem This is the device that is connected to the broadband line to communicate with the Internet.
  • Page 31 LAN cable (CAT5) (For a wired LAN connection only) • We recommend that you use this type of cable for a wired LAN. Some flat-type LAN cables are easily affected by noise. We recommend that you use normal-type cables. • If the receiver is used in an environment in which there is power supply noise from electric products or in a noisy network environment, use a shielded-type LAN...
  • Page 32 Configuration example The following illustration is a configuration example of a home network with the receiver and a server. We recommend that you connect the server to the router with a wired connection. Server Internet Modem Router LAN cable LAN cable (not supplied) (not supplied) A For a wired LAN connection only.
  • Page 33: Preparing The Receiver

    You can also turn on the receiver using button on the remote control. When you Preparing the Receiver turn off the receiver, press /1 again. “STANDBY” flashes on the display panel. Do not disconnect the AC power cord Connecting the AC (mains lead) while “STANDBY”...
  • Page 34 • Measure the distance of each speaker Notes from your seating position. • The speakers emit very loud sound during the • Measure the speaker size. calibration and the volume cannot be adjusted. • Measure the frequency characteristics Provide consideration to your neighborhood and (EQ).
  • Page 35: Setting The Speakers

    • If you connect a subwoofer with an auto • Bi-Amp: If you connect front speakers standby function, set it to off to the SURROUND BACK/BI-AMP/ (deactivated). FRONT HIGH/FRONT B terminals using a bi-amplifier connection, select “Bi-Amp”. • Off: If you connect surround back or front high speakers to the SURROUND BACK/BI-AMP/ FRONT HIGH/FRONT B terminals,...
  • Page 36: Configuring The Network Settings Of The Receiver

    Indicators Selected speakers Using a wired LAN connection “SPK OFF” appears on the display panel. No audio signals are output from any speaker terminals. DISPLAY V/v/B/b, * To select “SP B” or “SP A+B”, set the “SB Assign” to “Speaker B” in the Speaker Settings menu (page 90).
  • Page 37 Searching for an access Press point and setting up a “Connecting to the Internet” appears wireless network (Access on the TV screen. “Network setup is Point Scan method) completed” appears after the network settings are completed. To return to the You can set up a wireless network by Network Settings menu, press searching for an access point.
  • Page 38 Setting up a wireless Enter the security key (WEP key, network using an access WPA/WPA2 key), then press point compliant with WPS By default, the security key appears as “*****”. Press DISPLAY repeatedly You can easily set up a wireless network to encrypt and disclose the security using an access point compliant with WPS.
  • Page 39 (Depending on the network (Depending on the network environment, the network settings may environment, the network settings may take some time.) take some time.) Perform the server settings. Perform the server settings. To listen to audio content stored on the To listen to audio content stored on the server, you need to set up your server server, you need to set up your server...
  • Page 40: Guide To On-Screen Display (Osd) Operation

    Guide to on-screen display (OSD) 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 and on the remote Press V/v repeatedly to select a control.
  • Page 41: Basic Operations

    You can also enjoy FM/AM radio of the built in receiver. Input buttons Sound Effects Enables you to enjoy sound development provided by various Sony proprietary technologies or functions (page 51). Settings Adjusts the settings of the receiver (page 86). V/v/B/b,...
  • Page 42 Press +/– to adjust the volume. You can also use MASTER VOLUME on the receiver. Press SOUND FIELD +/– to enjoy the surround sound. You can also use A.F.D./2CH, MOVIE or MUSIC on the receiver. For details, see page 51. Tips •...
  • Page 43: Playing An Ipod/Iphone

    4 Notes • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone connected to this receiver. • This product has been designed specifically to work with iPod/iPhone and has been certified to meet...
  • Page 44 To operate the iPod/iPhone Selecting the iPod/ using the remote control iPhone control mode You can select the iPod/iPhone control mode using the iPhone CTRL on the remote control. You can also control all operations by viewing the information on the display panel when the TV screen is turned off.
  • Page 45: Playing A Usb Device

    The receiver is recognizing and reading devices information of the iPod or iPhone. Not supported You can use the following Sony USB An unsupported iPod or iPhone is connected. devices on this receiver. No device is connected Verified Sony USB device No iPod or iPhone is connected.
  • Page 46 Product name Model name Operating the USB USM4GS / 8GJ / 8GT / device 16GS / 16GU / 64GP / 512J Digital Voice ICD-SX713 / SX1000 / PX232 / PX333F / FX8 / Recorder V/v/B/b, TX50 / UX513F / UX523F / UX532 / OPTIONS UX533F HOME...
  • Page 47 To operate the USB device Notes on the USB device using the remote control • Do not remove the USB device during operation. To avoid data corruption or damage to the USB device, turn the receiver off when connecting or removing the USB device.
  • Page 48: Tuner Operations

    USB message list Tuner Operations Message and explanation Reading Listening to FM/AM The receiver is recognizing and reading information of the USB device. radio Device error The memory of the USB device could not be recognized (page 45). You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts through the built-in tuner.
  • Page 49 Frequency indication (page 49) Preset station list (page 50) Tuning to a station automatically (Auto Numeric Tuning) buttons Select “Tuning +” or “Tuning –”, then press Select “Tuning +” to scan from lower to higher frequency stations, select “Tuning –” to scan from higher to lower stations.
  • Page 50: Presetting Fm/Am Radio Stations (Preset Memory)

    If you cannot tune to a Presetting FM/AM radio station “– – – .– – MHz” or “– – – – kHz” appears stations and then the screen returns to the current frequency. (Preset Memory) Make sure you have entered the right frequency.
  • Page 51: Enjoying Sound Effects

    Naming preset stations (Name Input) Enjoying Sound Effects Select “FM” or “AM” from the Selecting the sound menu, then press field Select “Select Preset”, then press Select “Sound Effects” from the Select the preset number which home menu, then press you want to name, then press then press OPTIONS.
  • Page 52: Movie Mode

    PLIIx Movie HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S.) is Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie mode Sony’s new innovative home theater decoding. This setting expands Dolby Pro technology using the latest acoustic and Logic II Movie or Dolby Digital 5.1 to digital signal processing technologies.
  • Page 53: Music Mode

    x PLIIz Height (PLIIz) x Stadium (STADIUM) Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIz mode Reproduces the feeling of a large open-air decoding. This setting can expand a source stadium. sound from a 5.1 channel to a 7.1 channel x Sports (SPORTS) to which a vertical equipment is applied, and gives a dimension of presence and Reproduces the feeling of sports...
  • Page 54: Using The Sound Optimizer Function

    – PLIIz Height is available only when the When headphones are speaker pattern is set to a setting with connected front high speakers. • The sound fields for music and movie do You can only select this sound field if the not work in the following cases.
  • Page 55: Selecting The Calibration Type

    Select “Sound Optimizer”, then Select “Front”, “Center”, press “Surround”, or “Front High”, then press Select “Normal” or “Low”, then press Select “Bass” or “Treble”. The Sound Optimizer function is Adjust the gain, then press activated. To adjust for the reference Notes level of a movie, select “Normal”.
  • Page 56: Resetting Sound Fields To The Default Settings

    To cancel Pure Direct The Pure Direct function will be cancelled Using Network Features when you perform the following: – Press PURE DIRECT again. – Change the sound field. About the network – Change the scene setting on the TV functions of the (Scene Select).
  • Page 57: Setting Up The Server

    Windows Media Player 12, devices are compatible with this receiver. refer to Help for Windows Media • Sony VAIO Media plus 1.3, 1.4, 2.0, and Player 12. • Sony HDD Network Audio System Go to Control Panel.
  • Page 58 Select [Control Panel] under Select [Change advanced sharing [Settings]. settings]. Select [Choose media streaming options] from Media streaming. Select [View network status and tasks] under [Network and Internet]. The [Network Sharing Center] window appears. If the item you want does not appear on the display, try to change the display type of the Control Panel.
  • Page 59 When using Windows 7 Select [Allow All]. The [Allow All Media Devices] This section explains how to set up window opens. manufacturer-installed Windows Media If all the devices in the local network Player 12 for Windows 7. are set to [Allowed], select [OK] and For details on how to operate Windows close the window.
  • Page 60 Select [Home network] or [Work Select [Allow all]. network] according to the The [Allow All Media Devices] window opens. If all the devices in the environment in which the receiver local network are set to [Allowed], is used. select [OK] and close the window. Follow the instructions that appear on the display according to the environment in which the receiver...
  • Page 61 – Go to [Start] [All Programs]. Check [Private] and select [Next]. Confirm that [Location type] is Select [Windows Media Player]. changed to [Private], and select Windows Media Player 11 starts up. [Close]. Select [Media Sharing…] from the Confirm that [(Private network)] is [Library] menu.
  • Page 62: Enjoying Audio Content Stored On The Server

    Refresh the server list. Enjoying audio content When the settings are completed, refresh the server list of the receiver stored on the server and select this server from the server list. For details on selecting a server, You can play back audio content stored on see “To refresh the server list”...
  • Page 63 When “No server is available” Tips appears, or when the server on the list • If you select a folder (such as an artist folder, is not available, press OPTIONS. genre folder, etc.), then press the N button, the Select “Refresh”, then press .
  • Page 64: Device List

    To add devices to the To register the TV SideView device list Device Select “Control Device” in “Access Press HOME NETWORK. Settings”, then press The registered device list appears on the You can also select “HOME NETWORK” TV screen. from “Listen” in home menu. Select “Add Device”, then press Press OPTIONS.
  • Page 65: Enjoying Sony Entertainment Network (Sen)

    Home this receiver. Network function is selected. Operating Home Network function using Enjoying Sony the remote control Entertainment Network Do the following (SEN) Press X during playback.
  • Page 66 Press SEN. The service provider list appears on the TV screen. If the receiver automatically displays the last selected service or station, press RETURN O repeatedly until the service provider list appears. This receiver Note You can also select “SEN” from “Listen” in Before using music services, you may have to the home menu.
  • Page 67: Presetting Stations

    To listen to the preset Do the following station Use various Press OPTIONS. The functions while item displayed may vary Press SEN. the receiver is according to the selected The service provider list appears on the selecting or item or directory. TV screen.
  • Page 68: Using The Party Streaming Function

    * Available PARTY STREAMING-compliant devices may differ depending on the countries function, make sure that “PARTY or regions. For details on available devices, STREAMING” is set to “On” (page 96). contact your nearest Sony dealers. PARTY guest PARTY guest PARTY host PARTY guest...
  • Page 69 Starting a PARTY Joining a PARTY You can start a PARTY so that other The receiver can join a PARTY that has devices that support the PARTY been started by another device so that you STREAMING function can play the same can enjoy the same audio content being music even though they are in different played in a different room.
  • Page 70: Streaming Music From Itunes With Airplay

    (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad, iPad2, iPad 3rd generation with iOS 4.2 or later, and Mac or PC with iTunes 10.1 or later. Select “STR-DN840” on the AirPlay menu of iTunes or your iOS device. Notes [iOS device] •...
  • Page 71: Updating The Software

    Tips newest functions. The receiver accesses the • “******” is the last 6 digits of MAC Address of Sony server to update the software. the receiver. If a new update is available, “[New • If the playback does not start, perform the process again from step 1.
  • Page 72: Network Features Message List

    The receiver will try to restrictions. update the software. If the condition continues, contact your nearest Sony dealer. Cannot START PARTY The receiver has failed to start a PARTY. Data error You tried to play an unplayable file.
  • Page 73: Software Update

    Message and explanation Message and explanation Device list is full No service is available You cannot register any more devices to the There is no service provider. device list. Not available • The selected service is not available. No server is available There is no server on the network that the •...
  • Page 74: Searching For An Item Using A Keyword

    Note Searching for an item Enter a keyword that will match the letters or a word at the beginning of the name or title using a keyword of the item you want to search for. When the receiver searches for an item, “The” at the beginning of a name and the following space When a list is displayed on the TV screen will be ignored.
  • Page 75: Using Bluetooth Features

    About the Bluetooth Using Bluetooth Features functions of the receiver About the Bluetooth wireless technology Communication System Bluetooth wireless technology is a short- and Compatible range wireless technology that enables Bluetooth Profiles of wireless data communication between this receiver digital devices. Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a range of about Profile is standardization of the function for 10 meters (33 feet).
  • Page 76: Listening To Music Of A Bluetooth Device

    Select “STR-DN840” on the performed, it does not need to be performed Bluetooth device display. again. If pairing is already completed, If “STR-DN840” is not displayed, proceed to “Playing music of a Bluetooth repeat from step 1. device” (page 77).
  • Page 77 To cancel pairing operation • To disconnect from a Bluetooth device, press BLUETOOTH on the receiver. You can also Hold down BLUETOOTH after step 3. disconnect from your Bluetooth device. For “CANCEL” appears on the display panel. details, refer to the operating instructions of your Bluetooth device.
  • Page 78 To turn off this function Setting the Bluetooth Select “Off” in step 2, then press Standby mode Notes You can set the “BT Standby” (Bluetooth • You can enjoy high quality sound if the AAC is Standby) mode so that the receiver can be enabled.
  • Page 79: Bravia" Sync Features

    Control for HDMI function. setting the Control for HDMI function on By connecting Sony equipment that is your TV (page 79). compatible with the “BRAVIA” Sync with • If your TV is not compatible with the an HDMI cable (not supplied), operation is “Control for HDMI-Easy Setting”...
  • Page 80: One-Touch Play

    If your TV is not compatible Notes with the “Control for HDMI- • When you unplug the HDMI cable or change the Easy Setting” function connection, perform the steps given in “If your TV is compatible with the “Control for HDMI- Easy Setting”...
  • Page 81: System Audio Control

    • When “Control for HDMI” is set to “On”, the “HDMI Audio Out” settings in the HDMI You can also select a connected equipment, such Settings menu will set automatically based on as Blu-ray Disc player or DVD player from the the System Audio Control settings (page 94).
  • Page 82: Home Theatre Control

    Note Remote Easy Control The sound field may not switch depending on the You can use the TV remote control to Correspondence table operate the menu of the receiver. Scene setting on the TV Sound field Select the receiver (AV AMP) Cinema HD-D.C.S.
  • Page 83: Other Operations

    • COAX: Specifies the digital audio signals input to the DIGITAL Other Operations COAXIAL jack. • Analog: Specifies the analog audio signals input to the AUDIO IN (L/R) Switching between jacks. digital and analog audio Notes • Based on the input, “------” appears on the (INPUT MODE) display panel, and other modes cannot be selected.
  • Page 84 Select the audio signals you want to assign to the input which you selected in step 4 using Press Input name GAME SAT/ VIDEO SA-CD/ CATV Assignable OPT 1 audio input OPT 2 jacks COAX None * Default setting Notes •...
  • Page 85: Using A Bi-Amplifier Connection

    Using a bi-amplifier Reverting back to the connection factory default settings You can clear all memorized settings and Select “Settings” from the home revert the receiver back to the factory menu, then press default settings by performing the The Settings menu list appears on the following procedure.
  • Page 86: Adjusting Settings

    Select the menu item you want, then press to access the menu Adjusting Settings item. Example: When you select “Speaker Using the Settings menu Settings” You can adjust various settings for speakers, surround effects, etc. using the Settings menu. V/v/B/b, RETURN Select the parameter you want, HOME...
  • Page 87 Settings menu list Settings Easy Setup (page 88) Speaker Settings Auto Calibration (page 88) Calibration Type Speaker Pattern A.P.M. Center Lift Up SB Assign Manual Setup Crossover Freq. Test Tone Distance Unit Audio Settings D.L.L. (page 92) Sound Optimizer Equalizer Sound Field A/V Sync.
  • Page 88: Easy Setup

    • WRN Check: Displays warning Note related to the measurement results. See The menu parameters displayed on the TV screen “Message list after Auto Calibration vary, depending on the current settings or the measurement” (page 89). status of the selected icon. •...
  • Page 89 Select “WRN Check” in step 2 in “Auto Display and explanation Calibration” (page 88), then press • The surround back speaker is connected If a warning message appears, check the only to the SPEAKERS SURROUND message and use the receiver without BACK/ BI-AMP/ FRONT HIGH/ change.
  • Page 90: Manual Setup

    – There are no front high speakers. frequency from each speaker flat. – “2ch Stereo”, “Analog Direct”, and “Multi • Engineer: Sets to “the Sony listening Stereo” is being used. room standard” frequency characteristics. – The sound field for music is being used.
  • Page 91 Select the speaker on the screen for Note which you want to adjust the size, When one of the sound fields for music is then press selected, no sound is output from the subwoofer if all the speakers are set to “Large” in the Speaker Select the parameter under “Size”, Settings menu.
  • Page 92: Audio Settings Menu

    D.L.L. (Digital Legato Linear) Adjust the value, then press The D.L.L. function is Sony proprietary technology that allows low quality digital x Test Tone audio signals and analog audio signals to be Lets you select the test tone type on the played back with high quality sound.
  • Page 93: Sound Field

    x Sound Optimizer This function is useful, for example, when the sound of a commercial is louder than Lets you enjoy clear and dynamic sound at the TV programs. low volume levels. For details, see “Using • On the Sound Optimizer function” (page 54). •...
  • Page 94: Hdmi Settings Menu

    • When you connect the receiver to a video receiver outputs HDMI signals from the equipment (projector, etc.), sound may not be receiver’s HDMI TV OUT jack. Sony output from the receiver. In this case, select recommends this setting if you use a “AMP”.
  • Page 95: Input Settings Menu

    x Subwoofer Level x Audio Input Assign Lets you set the level of the subwoofer to Lets you set the audio input jack(s) 0 dB or + 10 dB when PCM signals are assigned to each input. input via an HDMI connection. You can set For details, see “Using other audio input the level for each input to which an HDMI jacks (Audio Input Assign)”...
  • Page 96: System Settings Menu

    Select the setting item you want to check, then press The default device name is “STR-DN840 The current setting information appears ******”. on the TV screen. “******” is the last 6 digits of MAC Address of the receiver. You can check the settings* for “Physical Connection”, “SSID”,...
  • Page 97: Operating Without Using The Osd

    x Auto Standby Operating without using Lets you set the receiver switch to standby mode automatically when you do not the OSD operate the receiver or when there is no signals input to the receiver. • On: Switches to standby mode after You can operate this receiver using the approximately 20 minutes.
  • Page 98: Overview Of The Menus

    Overview of the menus The following options are available in each menu. For details on navigating through menus, see page 97. Menu Parameters Settings [Display] [Display] Auto Calibration Auto Calibration start settings [A.CAL START] [<AUTO CAL>] Auto Calibration type FULL FLAT, ENGINEER, [CAL TYPE] FRONT REF, OFF Auto Phase Matching...
  • Page 99 Menu Parameters Settings [Display] [Display] Speaker settings Speaker pattern 5/2.1 to 2/0 (20 patterns) [<SPEAKER>] [SP PATTERN] Center Speaker Lift up 1 to 10, OFF [CNT LIFT] Front speakers size LARGE, SMALL [FRT SIZE] Center speaker size LARGE, SMALL [CNT SIZE] Surround speakers size LARGE, SMALL [SUR SIZE]...
  • Page 100 Menu Parameters Settings [Display] [Display] Front right high speaker distance RH 1.00 m to RH 10.00 m (RH 3’3” to RH 32’9”) [RH DIST.] (0.01 m (1 inch) interval) Subwoofer distance SW 1.00 m to SW 10.00 m [SW DIST.] (SW 3’3”...
  • Page 101 Menu Parameters Settings [Display] [Display] Front high speakers bass level FH B. –10 dB to FH B. +10 dB [FH BASS] (1.0 dB step) Front high speakers treble level FH T. –10 dB to FH T. +10 dB [FH TREBLE] (1.0 dB step) Tuner settings FM station receiving mode...
  • Page 102 Menu Parameters Settings [Display] [Display] System settings Network Standby STBY ON, STBY OFF [<SYSTEM>] [NET STBY] Auto standby mode STBY ON, STBY OFF [AUTO STBY] Version Display [VER.] You can select this setting only when you have performed the Auto Calibration and saved the settings. Depends on the speaker pattern setting, some parameters or settings may not be available.
  • Page 103: Using The Remote Control

    While holding down the input the DVD recorders. button of which you want to Sony VCRs are operated with a VTR 3 change the assignment, hold down setting which corresponds to VHS. TV ?/1.
  • Page 104: Resetting The Input Buttons

    Resetting the input Additional Information buttons Precautions TV INPUT TV ?/1 On safety Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet, unplug the receiver and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. On power sources •...
  • Page 105 On placement – When a person, metal object, wall or other obstruction is between the • Place the receiver in a location with devices with a Bluetooth connection adequate ventilation to prevent heat – Locations where a wireless LAN is buildup and prolong the life of the installed receiver.
  • Page 106: Troubleshooting

    • Sony cannot be held liable in any way for damages or other loss resulting from Troubleshooting information leaks during communication using Bluetooth technology. If you experience any of the following • Bluetooth communication is not difficulties while using the receiver, use...
  • Page 107 • Depending on the playback The OSD menu does not appear on the equipment, you may need to set up the TV screen. equipment. Refer to the operating • Press HOME. instructions supplied with each • Check that the TV is connected equipment.
  • Page 108 • When you want to listen to the sound • Adjust the speaker level (page 90). from the TV speaker, set the “HDMI • Check that the speaker settings are Audio Out” to “TV+AMP” in the appropriate for the setup using the HDMI Settings menu (page 94).
  • Page 109 • Sound may not be output from the • If you cannot listen to the sound of the receiver while the OSD appears on the equipment connected to the receiver TV screen. Press HOME to display the while TV input is selected on the home menu, then press HOME again.
  • Page 110 Dolby Digital or DTS multi channel When the receiver is in standby mode, sound is not reproduced. there is no sound output from the TV. • Check that the DVD, etc. you are • When the receiver enters into standby playing is recorded in Dolby Digital or mode, sound is from the last HDMI DTS format.
  • Page 111: Usb Device

    • The signal strength of the stations is The ringtones volume of the iPhone too weak with automatic tuning. Use does not change. direct tuning. • Adjust the ring volume using the • Make sure you set the tuning scale controls on the iPhone.
  • Page 112: Network Connection

    • If you use partitioned USB device, The USB device cannot be connected only audio files on the first partition into the (USB) port. can be played back. • The USB device is being connected • Playback is possible up to 8 levels upside down.
  • Page 113: Home Network

    • Check the settings of the wireless LAN • The server may be unstable. Restart it. router/access point and do the setup • Confirm that the receiver and the again. For details on the settings of the server are connected to the wireless devices, refer to the operating LAN router/access point correctly.
  • Page 114 • Refer to the operating instructions of • Check to confirm whether the audio your wireless LAN router/access file on the server has been damaged or point, and check the multicast setting. erased. Refer to the operating If the multicast setting is enabled on instructions supplied with the server.
  • Page 115 • Confirm that the network is correctly The receiver joins an unintended set up. If it is not, the connection PARTY. cannot be made (page 96). • If more than one PARTY has been • The device on the device list is set to started when the receiver joins, the “Not Allow”...
  • Page 116: Bluetooth Device

    Buttons such as +/–, N, X, x, Bluetooth device ., >, SHUFFLE and REPEAT do not work. Pairing cannot be done. • Make sure that the settings that allow • Move the Bluetooth device closer to iTunes to accept control from this the receiver.
  • Page 117 • If there is equipment that generates • When “Control for HDMI” is set to electromagnetic radiation, such as a “Off”, the “BRAVIA” Sync does not wireless LAN, other Bluetooth device, work properly, even if the equipment or a microwave oven nearby, move is connected to the HDMI IN jack.
  • Page 118: Error Messages

    Refer to the following web site for details condition of the system by the message. If of the latest information on the receiver. any problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. For customers in the USA: PROTECTOR Irregular current is output to the...
  • Page 119 Output (Analog) Specifications SUBWOOFER Voltage: 2 V/1 kilohm Equalizer AUDIO POWER Gain levels SPECIFICATIONS ±10 dB, 1 dB step POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL INPUT SHORT (with sound field and equalizer HARMONIC DISTORTION: bypassed). (USA model only) Weighted network, input level. With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 –...
  • Page 120 HDMI Video Input/Output (HDMI Repeater block) Format Frame Side-by-Side Over-Under packing (Half) (Top-and-Bottom) 4096 × 2160p @ 23.98/24 Hz – – – 3840 × 2160p @ 29.97/30 Hz – – – 3840 × 2160p @ 25 Hz – – – 3840 ×...
  • Page 121 NETWORK section General Ethernet LAN Power requirements 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX 120 V AC, 60 Hz Wireless LAN Power consumption Compatible standards: 240 W IEEE 802.11 b/g Power consumption (during standby mode) Security: 0.3 W (When “Control for HDMI”, WEP 64 bit, WEP 128 bit, WPA/ “Pass Through”, “Network Standby”, WPA2-PSK (AES), WPA/WPA2- and “BT Standby”...
  • Page 122 Index Numerics Center Lift Up 90 Clear 2 channel 51 memory 85 5.1 channel 20 remote control 104 7.1 channel 20 sound field 56 Connection antennas 30 A.F.D. mode 51 audio equipment 29 A/V Sync. 93, 101 Network 30 Access Point Scan 37 speakers 22 Advanced Auto Volume 93 TV 24...
  • Page 123 Movie mode 52 Music mode 53 Fast View 95 Music Services 65 Fixed IP address 38 Muting 42 FM 48 FM Mode 49, 101 Name Input 51 Network settings 95 HD-D.C.S. 52 Network Standby 96 HDMI 101 Network Update 97 HDMI Audio Out 94, 101 HDMI Settings 94, 101 Home Network 62...
  • Page 124 Software Update 97 Sound Effects 51 PIN code 39 Sound field 51 Push button 38 Speaker Pattern 90, 99 Speaker Settings 88, 99 SPEAKERS 35 Subwoofer Level 95 Super Audio CD player 29 Surround Settings 100 System Audio Control 81 System Power-Off 81 System Settings 96, 102 Test Tone 92, 98...
  • Page 125: End User License Agreement

    SOFTWARE for use on more than one DEVICE unless expressly authorized to do so by SONY. You may not remove, alter, cover or deface any trademarks or notices on the SOFTWARE. You may not share, distribute, rent, lease, sublicense, assign, transfer or sell the SOFTWARE.
  • Page 126 You agree to use the SOFTWARE only in compliance with all such laws and agreements that apply to such content. You acknowledge and agree that SONY may take appropriate measures to protect the copyright of content stored, processed or used by the SOFTWARE.
  • Page 127 Use, duplication, or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to restriction as set forth in subparagraph (c) (1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights at 48 C.F.R. § 52.227-19, as applicable. The manufacturer solely for purposes of this section is Sony Electronics Inc., 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127.
  • Page 128 SONY or such third party. By using any such services, you agree that you have reviewed the privacy policies applicable to such services and consent to such activities.
  • Page 129 SONY with respect to the SOFTWARE. The failure of SONY to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this EULA shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of this EULA is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to maintain the intent of this EULA, and the other parts will remain in full force and effect.
  • Page 130 TERMINATION Without prejudice to any of its other rights, SONY may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with any of its terms. In case of such termination, you must: (i) cease all use, and destroy any copies, of the SOFTWARE;...
  • Page 131 SONY or third parties and any usernames and passwords associated with your use of the DEVICE. Should you have any questions concerning this EULA, you may contact SONY by writing to SONY at: Sony Electronics Inc., 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127.
  • Page 132 SOFTWARE for use on more than one DEVICE unless expressly authorized to do so by SONY. You may not remove, alter, cover or deface any trademarks or notices on the SOFTWARE. You may not share, distribute, rent, lease, sublicense, assign, transfer or sell the SOFTWARE.
  • Page 133 You agree to use the SOFTWARE only in compliance with all such laws and agreements that apply to such content. You acknowledge and agree that SONY may take appropriate measures to protect the copyright of content stored, processed or used by the SOFTWARE.
  • Page 134 Use, duplication, or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to restriction as set forth in subparagraph (c) (1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights at 48 C.F.R. § 52.227-19, as applicable. The manufacturer solely for purposes of this section is Sony Electronics Inc., 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127.
  • Page 135 SONY or such third party. By using any such services, you agree that you have reviewed the privacy policies applicable to such services and consent to such activities.
  • Page 136 SONY with respect to the SOFTWARE. The failure of SONY to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this EULA shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of this EULA is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to maintain the intent of this EULA, and the other parts will remain in full force and effect.
  • Page 137 TERMINATION Without prejudice to any of its other rights, SONY may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with any of its terms. In case of such termination, you must: (i) cease all use, and destroy any copies, of the SOFTWARE;...
  • Page 140 4-454-467-13(1) ©2013 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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