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  • Page 1 Home Theatre System Operating Instructions HT-XT3...
  • Page 2 For customers in Europe WARNING Disposal of waste batteries and electrical Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or and electronic built-in cabinet. equipment (applicable To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover in the European Union the ventilation opening of the appliance and other European...
  • Page 3 EU directives. operated with at least 20 cm and more This product has been manufactured by between the radiator and person’s body or on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 (excluding extremities: hands, wrists, Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 feet and ankles).
  • Page 4 Google Play™ is a trademark of Google iPod touch, and Retina are trademarks Inc. of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and  “Xperia” is a trademark of Sony Mobile other countries. App Store is a service Communications AB. mark of Apple Inc. ...
  • Page 5: About These Operating Instructions

    GPL and LGPL, and is available on the Web. To download, please access the following: URL: Please note that Sony cannot answer or respond to any inquiries regarding the content of this source code.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Connecting Startup Guide (separate document) Network Function About These Operating Instructions ......5 Connecting with a wired network ......16 Listening/Viewing Connecting with a wireless Enjoying video/sound from the network .......17 connected devices ....8 Playing files on a Home Playing music/photo from a Network .......17 USB device ......8...
  • Page 7 Additional Information Precautions ......34 Troubleshooting ...... 36 Guide to Parts and Controls ..42 Playable types of files ..... 45 Supported audio formats ..46 Specifications ......46 On BLUETOOTH communication ....49 Index ........50 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ......52...
  • Page 8: Listening/Viewing

    Playing music/photo Listening/Viewing from a USB device Enjoying video/sound You can play music/photo files on a from the connected connected USB device. For playable types of files, see “Playable devices types of files” (page 45). Press INPUT +/–. Connect the USB device to the You can also press HOME, then press (USB) port.
  • Page 9: Listening To Music From A Bluetooth Device

    Selecting the sound field Press SOUND FIELD repeatedly during playback. [ClearAudio+] You can enjoy the sound with Sony- recommended sound field. Sound field is automatically optimized according to playback content and function. [Movie] The system provides the optimized sound for watching movies.
  • Page 10: Using The Dsee Hx Function (Reproducing Audio Codec Files With Natural Sound Quality)

    Engine), a high range compensation Night mode function is activated. Press and fine sound restoration technology again to cancel the function. developed independently by Sony. This function upscales the audio file to a High-Resolution Audio file* and You can also select [Night] from the reproduces the clear high-range sound Options menu (page 29).
  • Page 11: Bluetooth Device

    Check the following before playing refer to the operating instructions music: supplied with the device.  The BLUETOOTH function of the Select “HT-XT3” on the device’s BLUETOOTH device is turned on.  The pairing has been completed display. (page 11).
  • Page 12  When playback screen is displayed, Press PAIRING press OPTIONS, then select [Disconnect]. Note  Turn off the system or the BLUETOOTH To connect to the most recent device. connected BLUETOOTH device, press . Then proceed to Step 5. To delete a paired BLUETOOTH device from the device list Press OPTIONS.
  • Page 13: Listening To Sound By Transmitting To A Bluetooth-Compatible Receiver

     Turn on the NFC function. For details,  Relaunch “NFC Easy Connect” refer to the operating instructions of the application.  Set the [Quick Start Mode] to [On] if you remote device.  If your remote device is having an older want to connect a BLUETOOTH device OS version than Android 4.1.x, when the system is in standby mode.
  • Page 14  The audio output from the BLUETOOTH Set [Bluetooth Mode] to receiver may be delayed from that on the [Transmitter] in [Bluetooth system because of the characteristics of the BLUETOOTH wireless technology. Settings] (page 25).  No sound is output from system’s Press /...
  • Page 15: Controlling The System Using A

    Press PAIRING system using a The blue LED indicator flashes. smartphone or Set the iPhone/iPod to pairing mode. Select “HT-XT3” from the BLUETOOTH tablet device device list of the iPhone/iPod. (SongPal) The blue LED indicator lights up when the connection is established.
  • Page 16: Network Function

    Setting up a wired LAN connection Network Function You do not need to perform the Connecting with a wired following set up if you have performed network the [Easy Network Settings]. Press HOME. The home screen appears on the TV Connecting the system to screen.
  • Page 17: Connecting With A Wireless Network

    Enter the security key (WEP key, Connecting with a WPA/WPA2 key) using the software keyboard. Use /// wireless network to select the characters/ numbers, then select [Enter] to confirm the security key. Setting up a wireless LAN The system starts connecting to the connection network.
  • Page 18: Enjoying Various Online Services

     Renderer: Receives and plays files For details on operation, refer to the operating instructions of the Home from the server, and can be operated Network Controller-compatible device. by another device (controller)  Controller: Operates the renderer Note device Do not operate the system with the supplied remote control and a controller at Prepare for using the Home Network the same time.
  • Page 19: Using Screen Mirroring

    Note Using Screen mirroring Depending on the Internet content connection status, the service provider list may take some time to appear on “Screen mirroring” is a function to the TV screen. display the screen of a mobile device on the TV by Miracast technology. The system can be connected directly You can update the service provider with a Screen mirroring-compatible...
  • Page 20: Connecting A 4K Tv

     Some network functions may not be available during Screen mirroring.  Make sure that the device is compatible Viewing Copyright-protected 4K with Miracast. Connectivity with all Content Miracast compatible devices is not guaranteed.  Depending on the usage environment, Connecting a 4K TV the quality of the picture and sound may deteriorate.
  • Page 21: Connecting 4K Devices

    When the TV’s HDMI jack is Connecting 4K devices labeled with ARC and not compatible with HDCP 2.2 Connect a 4K device to the HDMI IN 1 jack of the system. For details on If your TV’s HDMI jack is labeled with whether the device is HDCP 2.2- ARC and not compatible with HDCP 2.2, compatible, refer to the operating...
  • Page 22: Settings And Adjustments

    For information about update functions, according to the type of visit the following website: connecting jacks. For customers in Europe and Russia: [Bluetooth Settings] (page 25) Makes detailed settings for For customers in other countries/regions: the BLUETOOTH function.
  • Page 23: K Output

    [4:3]: Select this when connecting to a 4:3 screen TV without a wide-mode Note function. If your Sony device is not detected when [Auto1] is selected, the setting will have the  [Output Video Resolution] same effect as [Auto2] setting.
  • Page 24: Audio Output

     [HDMI Deep Colour Output]  [Audio DRC] [Auto]: Normally select this. You can compress the dynamic range of [12bit], [10bit]: Outputs 12bit/10bit video the sound track. signals when the connected TV is [Auto]: Automatically compresses compatible with Deep Colour. sound encoded in Dolby TrueHD.
  • Page 25: Bluetooth Settings

    Note [Bluetooth Settings] If you set [Quick Start Mode] to [Off] and [Bluetooth Standby] to [On], the system can be turned on by a BLUETOOTH device, but BLUETOOTH connection fails.  [Bluetooth Mode]  [Bluetooth Codec - AAC] You can enjoy contents from remote device by using this system or listen to This function is only available when you sound from this system by using other...
  • Page 26: System Settings

    [System Settings] LDAC is an audio coding technology for “High Resolution (Hi-Res) Audio” developed by Sony, which operates at 990 kbps to 303 kbps* with the sampling  [OSD Language] rates of 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz. It is You can select the language you want optimized for high sampling rate and high for the system on-screen display.
  • Page 27: Network Settings

    For further details, visit the following [On]: Sets the system to inform you of website and check the FAQ: latest software version information For customers in Europe and Russia: (page 22). [Off]: Off. For customers in other countries/regions: support...
  • Page 28: Network Connection Diagnostics

     [Network Connection Status]  [Remote Start] Displays the current network [On]: Allows turn on the system by a connection status. device linked via network when the system is in standby mode. [Off]: The system cannot be turned on  [Network Connection Diagnostics] by a device linked via network.
  • Page 29: Using The Options Menu

    [Change Category] [Resetting] Switches between the [Music] and [Photo] category in [USB] or [Home Network] input. This item only available when the display list is available for the category.  [Reset to Factory Default Settings] [Music] only You can reset the system settings to the factory default by selecting the group of [Shuffle Setting] settings.
  • Page 30: Other Functions

    This function is available on TVs with the press “BRAVIA” Sync function. You can adjust from 0 ms to 300 ms By connecting Sony products that are in 25 ms increments. compatible with the Control for HDMI function via an HDMI cable, operation is When the [TV] input is selected simplified with the features below.
  • Page 31: Audio Return Channel

    TV again.  The Echo Canceling Sync function is a You can also enjoy this feature when Sony proprietary function. This function using Twin Picture function (Picture and cannot operate with non-Sony devices. Picture (P&P)) on your TV.
  • Page 32: Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound (Dual Mono)

    Use an HDMI-authorized cable. Use a To receive a Dolby Digital signal, you need to connect a TV or other devices to the TV Sony High Speed HDMI cable with the (DIGITAL IN) jack with a optical digital Cable Type Logo.
  • Page 33: Deactivating The Touch Keys On The Unit (Child Lock)

    Deactivating the touch Saving power in Standby keys on the unit (Child Mode Lock) Check that you have made the following settings: You can deactivate the touch keys on  [Bluetooth Standby] is set to [Off] the unit (except for ) for preventing (page 25).
  • Page 34: Additional Information

    On placement  Leave the front of the system open. Additional Information  Do not place the system on top of a device that radiates heat.  Precautions Place the system in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the system.
  • Page 35 If you have any questions or problems when installing or moving it. concerning your system, please consult Tilting it may result in damaging the your nearest Sony dealer. system, or injury due to falling of the glass top. On operation Before connecting other devices, be sure to turn off and unplug the system.
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    TV screen.  The batteries in the remote control  Contact your nearest Sony dealer or are weak. local authorized Sony service facility. The system is turned off automatically.
  • Page 37 There is no picture when you make an An image is not displayed on the entire HDMI cable connection. TV screen.  If you connect a device supporting  Check the setting of [TV Type] in HDCP2.2, be sure to connect the [Screen Settings] (page 23).
  • Page 38  Increase the volume on the TV or Severe hum or noise is heard.  Check that the devices are cancel muting.  When a TV compatible with the connected securely.  Move your audio device away from Audio Return Channel (ARC) function is connected with an HDMI the TV.
  • Page 39 Playback does not start from the “BRAVIA” Sync ([Control for resume point where you last stopped HDMI]) playing.  The resume point may be cleared The [Control for HDMI] function does from memory depending on the file not work (“BRAVIA” Sync). when ...
  • Page 40: Network Connection

     Tuner-related devices: up to  Devices that use a 2.4 GHz 4 devices frequency band, such as a  Audio system (receiver/ microwave, BLUETOOTH, or digital headphones): up to 1 device cordless device, may interrupt (including this system) communication. Move the system away from such devices, or turn off such devices.
  • Page 41 Pairing cannot be done.  Move the BLUETOOTH device closer to the unit.  Pairing may not be possible if other BLUETOOTH devices are present around the unit. In this case, turn off the other BLUETOOTH devices.  Delete the system from your BLUETOOTH device and perform pairing again (page 11).
  • Page 42: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Unit Front/Top/Side Slot   (on/standby) touch key  Blue LED indicator Turns on the system, or sets it to Shows the BLUETOOTH status as standby mode.
  • Page 43 About touch keys Removing the grille frame The touch keys work when you touch Remove or attach the grille frame in them lightly. Do not press on them with parallel with the front panel. excessive force. Rear panel  LAN (100) terminal ...
  • Page 44: Remote Control

    DISPLAY Remote control Displays playback information on the TV screen. DIMMER (page 33) Adjusts the brightness of the front panel display and blue LED indicator.  Color buttons Shortcut keys for selecting items on some menus.  MIRRORING (page 19) Selects the [Screen mirroring] input.
  • Page 45: Playable Types Of Files

    / (previous/next) Format Extension Selects the previous/next track or .gif file. The system may not play this file format  (play) on a Home Network server. Starts or re-starts playback (resume The system does not play this file play). format on a Home Network server. ...
  • Page 46: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported audio formats Specifications Audio formats supported by this system Amplifier section are as follows. POWER OUTPUT (rated) Front L + Front R: 50 W + 50 W (at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD) Input POWER OUTPUT (reference) [HDMI1] [TV] Format Front L/Front R speaker:...
  • Page 47 General Frequency band 2.4 GHz Power requirements Modulation method 220 V – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz FHSS (Freq Hopping Spread Spectrum) Power consumption Compatible BLUETOOTH profiles On: 68 W A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Standby: Profile) 0.3 W (For details on the setting, AVRCP 1.5 (Audio Video Remote see page 33.) Control Profile)
  • Page 48 Video formats supported by the system Input/Output (HDMI Repeater block) Over-Under Format Frame Side-by-Side (Top-and- packing (Half) Bottom)     4096 × 2160p @ 59.94/60 Hz     4096 × 2160p @ 50 Hz   ...
  • Page 49: On Bluetooth Communication

     Locations where a wireless LAN is using BLUETOOTH technology. installed  Sony shall not be held liable in any way for  Around microwave ovens that are in damages or other loss resulting from information leaks during communication ...
  • Page 50: Index

    Index Numerics 24p Output 23 Easy Network Settings 28 4K Output 23 Easy Setup 28 External Control 28 A/V SYNC 29 Attenuation settings - Analog 24 Front panel 42 Audio DRC 24 Audio Output 24 Audio Return Channel 26 HDMI Audio Settings 24 YCbCr/RGB (HDMI) 23 Auto Display 27...
  • Page 51 Rear panel 43 Remote control 44 Remote Start 28 Renderer Access Control 28 Reset to Factory Default Settings 29 Resetting 29 SBM 24 Screen mirroring 19 Screen mirroring RF Setting 28 Screen Settings 23 Slideshow 29 Software License Information 27 Software Update 22 SongPal 15 Standby Through 26...
  • Page 52: 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.
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  • Page 55 SONY may have at law, in equity or under contract. 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 cease all use, and destroy any copies, of the SOFTWARE.
  • Page 56 The software of this system may be updated in the future. To find out details on any available updates, please visit the following URL. For customers in Europe and Russia: For customers in other countries/regions: ©2015 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia 4-558-561-13(1)

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