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Sony HT-CT380 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 Sound Bar Operating Instructions HT-CT380/CT381/CT780...
  • Page 2 EU directives. This product has been manufactured by To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover or on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 the ventilation opening of the appliance Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, Japan.
  • Page 3 Disposal of Old the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. Electrical & By ensuring these batteries are Electronic disposed of correctly, you will help Equipment prevent potentially negative (Applicable in the consequences for the environment and European Union human health which could otherwise be and other caused by inappropriate waste handling...
  • Page 4 United States and in other countries. iPod touch (5th generation)/iPod touch (4th generation) Android™ and Google Play™ are trademarks of Google Inc. “BRAVIA” logo is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “DSEE” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “ClearAudio+” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 5: About These Operating Instructions

    “PlayStation ” is a registered trademark ® of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. About these operating instructions Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. •The instructions in these Operating Instructions describe the controls on the remote control. You can also use...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Listening on a wall ......22 Listening to sound from a TV, Installing the subwoofer Blu-ray Disc™ player, cable/ horizontally (HT-CT380/ satellite box, etc....7 CT381 only) ......24 Listening to music from a Linking the system (Link to the BLUETOOTH device ....
  • Page 7: Listening

    [BT] BLUETOOTH device that supports A2DP on the BLUETOOTH device, search for devices and select this system (HT-CT380, HT-CT381, or HT-CT780). • If the BLUETOOTH functions are disabled, [BT OFF] appears instead of [BT]. If a Passkey is requested, enter “0000.”...
  • Page 8 N-Mark on the system until the flashes during attempting remote device vibrates. BLUETOOTH pairing. On the BLUETOOTH device, select this system (HT-CT380, HT-CT381, or HT-CT780). Make sure that the BLUETOOTH indicator (blue) lights up. Start playback on the BLUETOOTH device.
  • Page 9 • If pairing and the BLUETOOTH connection fail, do the following. – Relaunch “NFC Easy Connect” and move the remote device slowly over the N-Mark. – Remove the case from the remote device if using a commercially available remote device case.
  • Page 10: Sound Adjustment

    Blu-ray Disc, or DVD. [P.AUDIO (Portable audio)] Sounds are played back to suit to a portable music player using DSEE*. * DSEE stands for Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, a high range compensation and fine sound restoration technology developed independently by Sony.
  • Page 11 Setting the Night mode Sounds are played back enhanced with sound effects and clarity of dialog. Press NIGHT to display [N. ON]. To inactivate the Night mode, press NIGHT to display [N. OFF]. Setting the Voice mode The Voice mode helps make dialogs clearer.
  • Page 12: Bluetooth Functions

    Select this system (HT-CT380, HT-CT381, or HT-CT780) from the BLUETOOTH Functions BLUETOOTH device list of the Android device. Controlling the system When the connection has been established, the BLUETOOTH using a smartphone or indicator (blue) lights up. tablet device (SongPal)
  • Page 13 Set the iPhone/iPod touch to pairing mode and select this system (HT-CT380, HT-CT381, or HT-CT780) from the BLUETOOTH device list on the iPhone/iPod touch. When the connection has been established, the BLUETOOTH indicator (blue) of the Bar Speaker lights up.
  • Page 14: Connecting To A 4K Tv And 4K Devices

    Viewing Copyright-protected 4K Content (HT-CT780 only) Connecting to a 4K TV and 4K devices To view copyright-protected 4K content, connect the devices via an HDCP 2.2- compatible HDMI jack on each end. Copyright-protected 4K content can be viewed only by a connection via HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI jacks. Refer to the TV’s operating instructions as to whether or not the HDMI jack on the TV is HDCP 2.2- compatible.
  • Page 15 When the TV’s HDMI jack is HDCP 2.2-compatible and not labeled with ARC Connect the optical digital cable to the optical output jack of the TV, and an HDMI cable to the HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input jack. Blu-ray Disc player, cable box or satellite box, etc.
  • Page 16: Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Using the setup display You can set the following items with the menu. Your settings are retained even if you disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). Press MENU to turn on the menu on the front panel display. Press BACK/...
  • Page 17 Menu items Function [AUDIO] [STREAM] Shows the current audio stream information. (Audio) (Stream) See page 36 on the supported audio formats. [HDMI] [CTRL] • [ON]: Turns on the Control for HDMI function. (Control for HDMI) • [OFF]: Turns off the function. Select this setting when you want to connect a device not compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 18 You can reset menus and settings (sound fields, etc.) of the (System reset) system to the initial status when it does not work properly (page 30). [UPDATE]* Updates will be announced on the Sony website. Update the (Update) system following the instructions on the website. [WS] [LINK] You can link the wireless sound system again (page 24).
  • Page 19: Function

    listen to the TV sound from the speakers of the system. The ARC function is enabled by setting Other Functions [ARC (Audio return channel)] to [ON] (page 17). The default setting is [ON]. Using the Control for One-Touch Play HDMI function When you activate the device (Blu-ray Disc player, “PlayStation 4,”...
  • Page 20: Using "Bravia" Sync Features

    Standard HDMI cable, 1080p, Deep Color, 3D, and 4K content may not be displayed properly. • Use an HDMI-authorized cable. Use a Sony High Speed HDMI cable with the Cable Type Logo. • We do not recommend using an HDMI-DVI conversion cable.
  • Page 21: Using The Parental Lock Function

    Using the parental lock Saving power in standby function mode Buttons on the Bar Speaker, except for Check that you have made the following  / (on/standby) button, will be settings: disabled. – [CTRL] in [HDMI] is set to [OFF] (page 17).
  • Page 22: Mounting The Bar Speaker On A Wall

    • Be sure to subcontract the installation to Sony dealers or licensed contractors and pay special attention to safety during the installation. • Sony shall not be held responsible for accidents or damage caused by improper installation, insufficient wall strength, improper screw installation or natural calamity, etc.
  • Page 23 More than 30 mm 4.5 mm 10 mm Hole in the bracket Fasten the screws to 2 studs in the wall. The screws should protrude by 5 mm to 6 mm. 777.5 mm (HT-CT380/CT381) 876 mm (HT-CT780) 5 mm to 6 mm...
  • Page 24: Installing The Subwoofer Horizontally (Ht-Ct380/ Ct381 Only)

    CT381 only) Set up the wireless subwoofer connection again. Place the subwoofer on the right side with the “SONY” logo facing front. Press MENU. Select [WS] with   (select), then press ENTER. Select [LINK] with   (select), then press ENTER.
  • Page 25: Additional Information

    If you have any question or problem On placement concerning your system, please consult • Place the system in a location with your nearest Sony dealer. adequate ventilation to prevent heat...
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    Should any problem persist, and set [ARC] to [OFF] in the menu consult your nearest Sony dealer. (page 17). (Refer to the supplied Startup Guide regarding the connection.) General ...
  • Page 27  Make sure the input source is BLUETOOTH device selected correctly. You should try other input sources by pressing the BLUETOOTH connection cannot be INPUT button on the remote control completed. several times (page 7).  Make sure that the BLUETOOTH ...
  • Page 28  The on/standby indicator flashes the device away from this system. quickly in green.  Remove any obstacle between this – Consult your nearest Sony system and the BLUETOOTH device dealer. or move this system away from the  The on/standby indicator flashes in obstacle.
  • Page 29: Remote Control

     Switch the wireless LAN frequency the operating instructions supplied of any nearby Wi-Fi router or with the connected device.  If you connect the audio output of personal computer to 5 GHz band.  Switch the TV, Blu-ray Disc player, video device with the system, using etc.
  • Page 30 Sensors of the TV do not work properly. Link the system to the subwoofer  The Bar Speaker may block some (page 24). sensors (such as the brightness sensor) and the remote control receiver of your TV, or the “emitter for 3D glasses (infrared transmission)”...
  • Page 31: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses. Bar Speaker Front and top panels  Remote control sensor  N-Mark (page 8)  Front panel display When using the NFC function, touch your NFC-compatible device to the ...
  • Page 32 Rear panel  AC power cord (mains lead)  HDMI IN 1 jack  UPDATE port (HT-CT780 only) HT-CT780 is compatible with HDCP 2.2. For update only  HDMI IN 2 jack  ANALOG IN jack  HDMI OUT (ARC) jack ...
  • Page 33 Subwoofer  On/standby indicator  LINK button (page 24)  / (on/standby) button  AC power cord (mains lead)
  • Page 34 • When the display brightness is Remote control set to “Off,” the display is turned off after the display shows operation status for several seconds.  MENU/  (select)/ENTER/BACK buttons (page 16) Press  or  to select the menu items.
  • Page 35: Supported Audio Formats

    Supported audio formats Digital audio input formats supported by the system Audio formats supported by this system are as follows. • Dolby Digital • Dolby Digital Plus* • Dolby TrueHD* • DTS • DTS96/24 • DTS-HD Master Audio* • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio* •...
  • Page 36 Video formats supported by the system Input/Output (HDMI Repeater block) File Frame Side-by-Side Over-Under packing (Half) (Top-and-Bottom)     4096 × 2160p @ 59.94/60 Hz     4096 × 2160p @ 50 Hz    ...
  • Page 37: Specifications

    Outputs BLUETOOTH standard profiles indicate HDMI OUT** (ARC) the purpose of BLUETOOTH * HT-CT380/CT381: The 1, 2, and 3 jacks communication between devices. are identical. Using any of them makes Codec: Audio signal compression and no difference. conversion format HT-CT780: The 1 jack supports HDCP 2.2...
  • Page 38 Standby: 0.5 W or less SA-WCT780: (When [S. THRU] is [ON]: 6 W or less) 191 mm × 382 mm × 390 mm Mass (approx.) SA-CT780: On: 40 W SA-WCT380/WCT381: 6.6 kg Standby: 0.3 W or less SA-WCT780: 7.9 kg (at the Power saving mode, see page 21) Wireless transmitter/...
  • Page 39: On Bluetooth Communication

    BLUETOOTH devices with a BLUETOOTH technology. connection • Sony cannot be held liable in any way – Locations where a wireless LAN is for damages or other loss resulting installed from information leaks during –...
  • Page 40: End User License Agreement

    "applets" incorporated into the SOFTWARE) is owned by SONY or one END USER LICENSE or more of the THIRD-PARTY SUPPLIERS. AGREEMENT GRANT OF LICENSE SONY grants you a limited license to use IMPORTANT: the SOFTWARE solely in connection with BEFORE USING THE SOFTWARE, PLEASE your compatible device (“DEVICE”) and...
  • Page 41 ACTIVITIES"). SONY, each of the THIRD- through the SOFTWARE may be provided PARTY SUPPLIERS, and each of their by third parties over which SONY has no respective affiliates specifically disclaim control. USE OF THE CONTENT SERVICE any express or implied warranty, duty or REQUIRES AN INTERNET CONNECTION.
  • Page 42: Limitation Of Liability

    SUPPLIERS (for purposes of this Section, SUPPLIERS shall be collectively referred to SONY and each of the THIRD-PARTY as “SONY”) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SUPPLIERS shall be collectively referred to INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL as “SONY”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL...
  • Page 43 Without prejudice to any of its other rights, This EULA and SONY’s privacy policy, each SONY may terminate this EULA if you fail to as amended and modified from time to comply with any of its terms. In case of...
  • Page 44 ©2015 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia 4-565-123-23(1)

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