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Sony XAV-64BT Operating Instructions Manual

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Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the numbers in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
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©2012 Sony Corporation
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Operating Instructions
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Manual de instrucciones


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  • Page 1 Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit. Record the numbers in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No.
  • Page 2 This equipment has been tested and found to 64BT and XAV-63. comply with the limits for a Class B digital • XAV-64BT is the model representatively device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. used for illustration purposes. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a •...
  • Page 3 The following applies only to XAV-64BT: Warning if your car’s ignition has no This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC ACC position Rules and Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS Be sure to set the Auto Off function standard(s). Operation is subject to the following (page 44).
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Notes on Bluetooth function (XAV-64BT only) ..... . . 9 Using PBC (playback control) functions..19 Playable discs and symbols used in these Configuring audio settings .
  • Page 5 — Passenger App Control ....29 Installing the microphone (XAV-64BT only) ....32 Useful Functions Pairing.
  • Page 6 Sound Adjustment Using Optional Equipment Selecting the sound quality — EQ7 ..39 Auxiliary audio/video equipment ..51 Customizing the equalizer curve RM-X170 Remote Commander ... 51 —...
  • Page 7: Notes On Safety

    “DVD+RW” are trademarks. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 8 Gracenote” logo are either registered separately). Please see your nearest authorized trademarks or trademarks of Gracenote in the Sony dealer for details on the satellite radio United States and/or other countries. tuner module. Please refer to the manuals included in the This product uses font data which is licensed to satellite radio tuner module.
  • Page 9: Important Notice

    IMPORTANT NOTICE! Safe and efficient use Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by Sony may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Please check for exceptions, due to national requirement or limitations, in usage of Bluetooth equipment before using this product.
  • Page 10: Playable Discs And Symbols Used In These Operating Instructions

    Playable discs and symbols used in these Operating Instructions This unit can play various video/audio discs. The following chart helps you to check if a disc is supported by this unit, as well as what functions are available for a given disc type. Disc symbol in manual Disc format DVD VIDEO...
  • Page 11: Terminals

    J Display/touch panel Press to open the top menu. For XAV-63 *1 Available on XAV-64BT only. Press to open the source list. *2 If an HD Radio tuner or SAT tuner is connected and (SOURCE/OFF) is pressed, the connected device (“HD Radio,”...
  • Page 12: Screen Displays

    *3 If an HD Radio tuner or SAT tuner is connected and (SOURCE/OFF) is pressed, the connected device (“HD Radio,” “XM,” or “Sirius”) will appear on the display. If multiple devices are connected, “External” will appear on the display. *4 “BT Audio” and “Pandora” appear on XAV-64BT only.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Setting the clock Getting Started Resetting the unit The clock uses a 12-hour indication. Touch “Source List,” then Before operating the unit for the first time, or The general setting menu appears. If not, after replacing the car battery or changing the touch “General.”...
  • Page 14: Radio

    Touch the display if the reception controls are not Listening to the radio displayed. Touch “Source List,” then “Tuner.” (For XAV-64BT only: From the top menu, Source List touch “AV Source,” then “Tuner.”) The radio reception display appears, and the preset list is displayed automatically.
  • Page 15: Reception Indications

    Reception indications Receiving stored stations Select the band, then touch “Preset List.” Touch the desired number (“P1” to Source List “P6”). Preset Overview Band List List FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal. A Current source icon* B Band name, preset number* , frequency/...
  • Page 16: Selecting Pty

    Selecting PTY Discs During FM reception, touch “PTY List.” Playing discs The PTY list appears if the station is transmitting PTY data. Depending on the disc, some operations may be To scroll the list, touch v/V. different or restricted. Touch the desired program type. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with The unit searches for a station broadcasting your disc.
  • Page 17: Playback Controls

    Touch to open the source list. (page 12) “ATT” Touch to attenuate the sound. To cancel, touch again. Source List “Top” XAV-64BT Touch to open the top menu. (page 12) XAV-63 Touch to open the source list. (page 12) ./> Play Menu...
  • Page 18: Playback Indications

    “DVD Control” Playback indications Touch to open the DVD control menu, Touch the display if the indications are not which contains the following items. displayed. • “Audio”: Touch repeatedly to select For audio discs, some indications are always the audio language/format. (page 19)* displayed during playback.
  • Page 19: Using Pbc (Playback Control) Functions

    Configuring audio settings Using PBC (playback control) functions Note Discs in DTS format are not supported. The sound is not output if the DTS format is selected. The PBC menu interactively assists with Changing the audio language/ operations while a PBC-compatible VCD is played.
  • Page 20: Changing The Audio Channel

    Repeat and shuffle play Changing the audio channel MPEG-4 MPEG-4 When playing a VCD/CD/MP3/WMA/AAC/ During playback, touch “Play Menu,” Xvid/MPEG-4, you can listen to both the right and left channel, only the right channel, or only then the “Repeat” or “Shuffle” box the left channel via both the right and left repeatedly until the desired option appears.
  • Page 21: Direct Search Play

    The shuffle options and switching order of each Direct search play disc/format are indicated below. Disc/format Options “OFF”: Returns to normal play MPEG-4 mode. You can directly locate a desired point by “Title”: Plays chapters in the specifying the title number, chapter number, etc. current title in random order.
  • Page 22: Usb Device Operations

    Notes on use USB Device Operations • Do not use USB devices so large or heavy that they may fall down due to vibration, or cause a loose connection. • MSC (Mass Storage Class) and MTP (Media • Do not leave a USB device in a parked car, as Transfer Protocol) type USB devices compliant malfunction may result.
  • Page 23: Enjoying Music According To Your Mood - Sensme

    In order to group tracks by channel or mood, your mood — SensMe™ track sound patterns need to be analyzed by 12 TONE ANALYSIS, which is loaded with Sony’s unique “SensMe™ channels” and “Content Transfer.” “SensMe™ mood” features automatically group With the USB device connected to your...
  • Page 24: Setup

    Registering a USB device using Playing tracks in channels “SensMe™ Setup” — SensMe™ channels USB device registration is required to enable the “SensMe™ channels” automatically group tracks SensMe™ function on the unit. into channels by their tunes. You can select and play a channel that fits your mood, activity, etc.
  • Page 25 Channel list “SensMe™ channels” playback controls and indications x Recommended, Shuffle All “Morning” (5:00 AM – 9:59 AM) “Daytime” (10:00 AM – 3:59 PM) “Evening” (4:00 PM – 6:59 PM) “Night” (7:00 PM – 11:59 PM) Shuffle All “Midnight” (12:00 AM – 4:59 AM) Plays tracks recommended for each time of day.
  • Page 26: Playing Tracks In Mood Maps - Sensme™ Mood

    “SensMe™ mood” playback controls Playing tracks in mood maps and indications — SensMe™ mood “SensMe™ mood” distributes tracks as dots on a two-axis mood map, based on the characteristics of the individual tracks. Fast Mood By touching the point on the map according to your mood, a circle appears around the touched Type point, and the tracks inside the circle are played.
  • Page 27: Searching For A Track By Listening To Track Passages - Zappin

    iPod Operations Searching for a track by listening to track passages For details on the compatibility of your iPod, see — ZAPPIN™ “About iPod” on page 56 or visit the support site on the back cover. In these Operating Instructions, “iPod” is used as a general reference for the iPod functions on the While playing short track passages from a USB iPod and iPhone, unless otherwise specified by...
  • Page 28: Setting The Play Mode

    About playback controls and To skip items of the selected play indications mode You can control iPod playback in the same way During playback, touch –/+ of the selected play as disc playback. For details, see “Playback mode. controls” on page 17. For details on playback indications, see Repeat and shuffle play “Playback indications”...
  • Page 29: Operating An Ipod Directly - Passenger App Control

    Operating an iPod directly Useful Functions — Passenger App Control Listing up tracks/images/video files — List You can directly operate an iPod connected to this unit. During playback, touch “Play Menu,” Selecting a track/image/video file then the “Passenger App Control” box to set to “ON.”...
  • Page 30: Using Gesture Command

    Touch , then “Audio,” “Image,” or Radio reception: “Video” to select the file type. receive stored stations (go Touch the desired file. backward). Playback of the selected file starts. Draw a vertical DVD/VCD/Xvid/MPEG-4 line playback: (downwards) reverse the video. Using Gesture Command JPEG/audio playback: You can perform frequently-used operations by skip backward an album...
  • Page 31: Handsfree Calling And Audio Streaming - Bluetooth Function (Xav-64Bt Only)

    For details on the compatibility of your device, Handsfree Calling and Audio Streaming visit the support site on the back cover. — Bluetooth function (XAV-64BT only) Bluetooth status indications Before using the Bluetooth function Calling... Bluetooth functions and descriptions apply only Name to XAV-64BT.
  • Page 32: Installing The Microphone (Xav-64Bt Only)

    Installing the microphone (XAV- search for this unit. 64BT only) A device list appears on the display of the device. This unit is displayed as “Sony To capture your voice during handsfree calling, Automotive.” you need to install the microphone (supplied).
  • Page 33: Connecting

    Connecting to the audio device last- Connecting connected from this unit When the ignition is turned to on with the Make sure the Bluetooth signal of this Bluetooth signal activated, this unit searches for unit and the audio device is turned on. the last-connected Bluetooth device, and Touch “Source List,”...
  • Page 34: Handsfree Calling

    Touch the number keys to enter the Handsfree calling phone number, then touch To delete an entered number, touch Once the unit is connected to the cellular phone, The call is made and the calling display you can make/receive handsfree calls by appears until the other party answers.
  • Page 35: Receiving Calls

    By the preset dial To adjust the talker’s voice volume You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial. Turn the volume control dial while making a call. For details on how to store, see “Preset dial” on The level of the talker’s voice volume will be page 36.
  • Page 36: Operations During A Call

    Call data management Operations during a call The following display appears during a call. Preset dial BT Menu You can store contacts in the phonebook or call On the Line. history into the preset dials. Name 0123456789 To store from the phonebook Handsfree OFF Open Keypad Press (TOP), then touch “BT Phone”...
  • Page 37: Audio Streaming

    Audio streaming Bluetooth settings The Bluetooth settings can be configured in “BT Listening to a Bluetooth device via Menu.” this unit Select the Bluetooth source. To select Bluetooth Phone, press (TOP), then If the other device supports A2DP (Advanced touch “BT Phone” in the top menu. Audio Distribution Profile), you can listen to the To select Bluetooth Audio, touch “Source playback sound via this unit.
  • Page 38: Pandora ® Internet Radio Via Bluetooth Wireless Technology (Android™ & Blackberry ® Phones)

    ® “Thumbs” feedback Pandora internet radio via Bluetooth wireless “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down” feedback ® technology (Android™ & BlackBerry phones) allows you to personalize stations to suit your preference. ® Pandora internet radio is available to stream ® music through your Android™ and BlackBerry Thumbs Up phones.
  • Page 39: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Other equalizer types are also adjustable. Selecting the sound quality Adjusting the sound — EQ7 characteristics You can select an equalizer curve from 7 music types (“Xplod,” “Vocal,” “Edge,” “Cruise,” The sound balance between left and right “Space,” “Gravity,” “Custom,” or “OFF”). speakers (“Balance”) and front and rear speakers (“Fader”) can be adjusted to your preference.
  • Page 40: Optimizing Sound For The Listening Position - Intelligent Time Alignment

    Calibrating the listening position Optimizing sound for the — Intelligent Time Alignment Tune listening position — Intelligent Time Alignment You can precisely calibrate your listening position from each speaker so that the sound delay reaches the listener more correctly. The unit can change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker to Before starting, measure the distance between suit your position, and simulate a natural sound...
  • Page 41: Speaker Configuration And Volume Setup

    Adjusting the speaker volume Speaker configuration and volume setup You can adjust the volume level of each connected speaker. The adjustable speakers are “Front R” (Front Creating a virtual center speaker Right), “Front L” (Front Left), “Surround L” (Rear Left), “Surround R” (Rear Right) and —...
  • Page 42: Monitor Adjustment

    Touch the desired option. Monitor Adjustment To return to the previous display, touch “Back.” Touch panel calibration Note This setting is available only when the parking brake is set. Touch panel calibration is required if the touching position does not correspond with the proper item.
  • Page 43: Selecting The Aspect Ratio

    “Full”: Picture with 16:9 For example, when setting the demonstration: aspect ratio. While no source is selected, touch “Source List,” then (For XAV-64BT only: From the top menu, “Zoom”: Picture with 4:3 touch aspect ratio enlarged to the left The setting menu appears.
  • Page 44: General Settings

    General settings c “General” c the desired item c the desired option. For details on this procedure, see Touch “Basic setting operation” on page 43. For details, see the pages listed below. “z” indicates the default setting. Item Option Purpose Unit status Language English (z),...
  • Page 45 OFF (z) To deactivate the CT function. Any status To activate the CT function. * When a device is connected to AUX/BUS IN, “Sony BUS Input” appears instead of “Rear AUX Input,” and only options “Video” and “Audio” are selectable.
  • Page 46: Sound Settings

    Sound settings c “Sound” c the desired item c the desired option. For details on this procedure, see “Basic Touch setting operation” on page 43. For details, see the pages listed below. “z” indicates the default setting. Item Option Purpose Unit status EQ7 (page 39) OFF (z)
  • Page 47 Item Option Purpose Unit status Rear/Sub Out Rear To output audio signals to Switches the audio output the rear speakers No source between the rear speakers and (amplifier). selected subwoofer. Sub (z) To output audio signals to the subwoofer. RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer) OFF (z), To select the mode.
  • Page 48: Screen Settings

    Screen settings c “Screen” c the desired item c the desired option. For details on this procedure, see “Basic Touch setting operation” on page 43. For details, see the pages listed below. “z” indicates the default setting. Item Option Purpose Unit status Screen Theme (page 42) –...
  • Page 49: Dvd And Other Playback Settings

    DVD and other playback settings c “Visual” c the desired item c the desired option. For details on this procedure, see “Basic Touch setting operation” on page 43. For details, see the pages listed below. “z” indicates the default setting. Item Option Purpose...
  • Page 50 Item Option Purpose Unit status Monitor Type 16:9 (z) To display a wide picture. Selects an aspect ratio suitable Suitable when connecting for the connected monitor. to a wide-screen monitor or (The screen aspect ratio of this a monitor with a wide unit also changes.) mode function.
  • Page 51: Using Optional Equipment

    Setting the type of device Using Optional Equipment By setting the type (video or audio) of each connected device, the background screen can be Auxiliary audio/video switched accordingly. equipment While no source is selected, touch “Source List,” then The general setting menu appears. If not, You can connect up to 2 optional devices, such as touch “General.”...
  • Page 52 *3 Operation differs depending on the connected Bluetooth device. I u (Play/Pause) button *4 Applies to XAV-64BT only. *5 If an HD Radio tuner or SAT tuner is connected and (SOURCE/OFF) is pressed, the connected device J .m/M> buttons (“HD Radio,”...
  • Page 53: Rear View Camera

    Editing lines Rear view camera 1 Touch “Line Edit.” By connecting the optional rear view camera to the CAMERA IN terminal, you can display the Back picture from the rear view camera. 1 Edit The picture from the rear view camera appears when the back lamp lights up (or the shift lever is 2 Edit set to the R (reverse) position).
  • Page 54: Additional Information

    Notes on discs Additional Information • Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat Precautions sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight. • Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has been •...
  • Page 55: Playback Order Of Mp3/Wma/Aac/Jpeg

    Notes on finalizing discs About MP3 files The following discs are required to be finalized to play on this unit. • MP3, which stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3, is • DVD-R/DVD-R DL (in video mode/VR mode) a music file compression format standard. It •...
  • Page 56: About Mpeg-4 Files

    About MPEG-4 files About Bluetooth function The following applies only to XAV-64BT. MPEG-4 files meeting the following requirements can be played. Playback is not be What is Bluetooth technology? guaranteed for all MPEG-4 files meeting the • Bluetooth wireless technology is a short-range wireless technology that enables wireless data requirements.
  • Page 57: Maintenance

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in these Operating Instructions, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Maintenance Replacing the lithium battery of the remote commander (not supplied) Under normal conditions, the battery will last approximately 1 year.
  • Page 58: Specifications

    PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile) OPP (Object Push Profile) CANADA, Y COMPRIS LA PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC. *1 Applies to XAV-64BT only. *2 The actual range will vary depending on factors AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS such as obstacles between devices, magnetic fields around a microwave oven, static electricity, CEA2006 Standard reception sensitivity, antenna’s performance,...
  • Page 59: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories. The following checklist will help you remedy problems you may encounter with your unit. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and Before going through the checklist below, check the patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. connection and operating procedures.
  • Page 60 The menu items cannot be selected. There is no picture/picture noise occurs in the Unavailable menu items are displayed in gray. rear monitor. • A source/mode which is not connected is selected. If AUX cannot be selected as the source. there is no input, no picture appears in the rear All AUX input settings are set to “OFF.”...
  • Page 61 MP3/WMA/AAC/JPEG/Xvid/MPEG-4 files do not Bluetooth function (XAV-64BT) play. The other Bluetooth device cannot detect this • Recording was not performed according to the ISO unit. 9660 level 1 or level 2 format or the Joliet or Romeo • Set “Signal” to “ON” (page 37).
  • Page 62: Error Displays/Messages

    • The disc is incompatible with this unit. t Check the connection. If the error indication • The disc is not finalized. remains on the display, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Output connection failure. (Displays until any button is pressed.) The connection of speakers/amplifiers is incorrect.
  • Page 63 Wait until reading is complete and playback starts If these solutions do not help improve the situation, automatically. Depending on the structure, it may consult your nearest Sony dealer. take time. If you take the unit to be repaired because of disc “...
  • Page 64: Language Code/Area Code List

    Language code/area 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...
  • Page 65 If you have any questions/problems regarding this product, try the following: Read Troubleshooting in these Operating Instructions. Reset the unit. Note: Stored data may be erased. Please contact (U.S.A. only); 1-800-222-7669 Call Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand...
  • Page 66  Los números de la lista corresponden a los de las instrucciones. Liste des composants  Sólo para el modelo XAV-64BT: Monte las piezas del micrófono  antes de utilizarlo. Para obtener detalles,  Les numéros de la liste correspondent à ceux des consulte “Instalación del micrófono (sólo el modelo...
  • Page 67 For details on installing the microphone, see “Installing the microphone (XAV-64BT only) ()” on the reverse side. Black The microphone input cord is available on XAV-64BT only. Whether in use or not, Noir Rouge route the microphone input cord such that Negro Rojo it does not interfere with driving.
  • Page 68 Foot brake type Hand brake type Type de frein à pied Type de frein à main Tipo de freno de pedal Tipo de freno manual Parking brake switch cord Cordon du capteur du frein à main Cable de conmutación del freno de estacionamiento Parking brake switch cord Cordon du capteur du frein à...
  • Page 69 Cuando monte la unidad en los soportes preinstalados de fuente de alimentación  al cable de conmutación del dealer or your nearest Sony dealer for further details. MITSUBISHI and N for NISSAN. capteur du frein à main. La position de montage du su automóvil, utilice los tornillos suministrados ...

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