3-878-188-11(1)
Mini HI-FI
Component
System
Operating Instructions
MHC-GZR9D
MHC-GZR8D
MHC-GZR7D
* 3 8 7 8 1 8 8 1 1 *
Printed in Malaysia
© 2008 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation opening of the apparatus with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do
not place the naked flame sources such as
lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to dripping
or splashing, and do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
As the main plug is used to disconnect
the unit from the mains, connect the unit
to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should
you notice an abnormality in the unit,
disconnect the main plug from the AC
outlet immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in
cabinet.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with
battery-installed to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like.
The unit is not disconnected from the
mains as long as it is connected to the
AC outlet, even if the unit itself has been
turned off.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones
and headphones can cause hearing loss.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product. This marking is located
on the rear exterior.
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Notice for the customer in the
countries applying EU Directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan.
The Authorized Representative for EMC
and product safety is Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany.
For any service or guarantee matters please
refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
Disposal of Old
Electrical & Electronic
Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union
and other European
countries with
separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product
is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences
for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this
product. The recycling of materials will
help to conserve natural resources. For
more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your
local Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Applicable accessories: Remote
commander
Disposal of waste
batteries (applicable
in the European Union
and other European
countries with
separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the
packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product shall not be
treated as household waste. By ensuring
these batteries are disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of
the battery. The recycling of the materials
will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety,
performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should
be replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated
properly, hand over the product at end-oflife to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the
section on how to remove the battery from
the product safely. Hand the battery over
to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
2 Make sure that the 13 A 3-pin plug
(Type BF) is securely attached to the
power cord. (The 13 A 3-pin plug is
attached when shipped from the
factory.)
For AC 127 V wall sockets
1 Make the appropriate voltage setting
on the system (only for models with a
voltage selector).
2 Remove the 13 A 3-pin plug using a
screwdriver.
3 Attach the supplied parallel blade
plug (Type A).
Note on power cord plug shapes
(Saudi Arabian model only)
For AC 220 V wall sockets
1 Make the appropriate voltage setting
on the system (only for models with a
voltage selector).
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About this manual
The instructions in this manual are for
models MHC-GZR9D, MHC-GZR8D
and MHC-GZR7D. Each model
consists of the following components.
MHC-GZR9D
Unit:
HCD-GZR9D
Speaker system:
SS-GZR9D (Front speakers)
SS-RSX9D (Surround speakers)
SS-CTX9D (Center speaker)
SS-WGV9D (Subwoofer)
MHC-GZR8D
Unit:
HCD-GZR8D
Speaker system:
SS-GZR8D (Front speakers)
SS-RSX9D (Surround speakers)
SS-CTX9D (Center speaker)
MHC-GZR7D
Unit:
HCD-GZR7D
Speaker system:
SS-GZR8D (Front speakers)
In this manual, the MHC-GZR9D is
used for illustration purposes unless
stated otherwise.
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Icons, such as
, listed at the top
of each explanation indicate what kind
of media can be used with the function
being explained.
The Control Menu items may be
different depending on the disc.
The Control Menu items may vary
depending on the area.
The Setup Menu items may be different
depending on the area.
The order of the displayed items may
be different from the actual display.
Table of Contents
About this manual................................ 4
Playable discs......................................... 7
Guide to parts and controls............12
Tuner
Listening to the radio........................71
Getting Started
Tape
Hooking up the system....................20
Hooking up the TV.............................26
Positioning the speakers..................30
Setting the clock.................................33
Performing “QUICK” setup...............34
Using the “THEATRE SYNC”
function..................................................36
Playing a tape.......................................74
Recording onto a tape .....................75
Disc
Playing a disc........................................38
 Normal Play
Using play mode.................................44
Searching/selecting a disc...............49
Playing MP3/JPEG discs....................52
Enjoying DivX® video files................57
Adjusting the delay between the
picture and sound..............................59
 “A/V SYNC”
Restricting playback of the disc.....60
 PARENTAL CONTROL
Using the Setup Menu......................63
USB Device
Transferring music from a disc to an
USB device.............................................78
Recording analog audio to an USB
device......................................................83
Listening to music of an USB
device......................................................85
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound..........................94
Singing along: Karaoke.....................98
Other Operations
Using the timer................................. 105
Changing the display..................... 107
Viewing information about the
disc ....................................................... 108
Hooking up optional
components....................................... 113
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting............................... 118
Precautions......................................... 133
Specifications.................................... 135
Guide to the Control Menu
display.................................................. 139
Language code list.......................... 143
Glossary............................................... 145
Index..................................................... 150
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Playable discs
Type
DVD VIDEO
Characteristics
Icon used in
this manual
Logo
DVD VIDEO
DVD-R*/-RW*/+R/+RW
in DVD VIDEO format
* also in video mode
VR mode
VIDEO CD
DVD-R/-RW
in VR (Video Recording) mode
(except for DVD-R DL)
VIDEO CD (Ver. 1.1 and
Ver. 2.0)
Super VCD
CD-R*/-RW*
* in VIDEO CD or Super VCD format
CD
AUDIO CD
CD-R*/-RW*
* in AUDIO CD format
DATA CD
CD-ROM/-R/-RW
in DATA CD format, containing
MP3 audio tracks1), JPEG image
files2) or DivX video files3), and
conforming to ISO 96604) Level 1 or
Level 2, or Joliet (expansion format)
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Type
DATA DVD
Characteristics
Icon used in
this manual
Logo
DVD-ROM/-R/-RW/+R/+RW
in DATA DVD format containing
MP3 audio tracks1), JPEG image
files2) or DivX video files3), and
conforming to UDF (Universal Disk
Format)
This system can also play back discs with the following disc logos:
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses audio
data. MP3 audio tracks must be in MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3 format.
2)
JPEG image files must conform to the DCF image file format (DCF “Design rule for Camera File
System”: Image standards for digital cameras regulated by “Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association” (JEITA)).
3)
DivX video files must be recorded in DivX format with the extension “.avi” or “.divx”.
4)
A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International Organization for
Standardization)
1)
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and the “CD” logos are trademarks.
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Discs that cannot be played
CD-ROMs recorded in PHOTO CD
format
DATA CDs recorded in MP3 PRO
format
Data part of CD-Extras1)
Data part of Mixed CDs2)
Super Audio CDs
DVD Audio discs
DVD-RAMs
CPRM compatible DVD-R/RW
recorded in Copy-once programs3)
Discs of non-standard shape (for
example, heart, square, star)
Discs that have adhesive tape, paper, or
sticker attached to them
Rental or used discs with attached seals
where the glue extends beyond the seal
Discs that have labels printed using ink
that feels tacky when touched
CD-Extra: This format records audio
(AUDIO CD data) on the tracks in session 1
and data on the tracks in session 2.
2)
Mixed CD: This format records data on the
first track and audio (AUDIO CD data)
on the second and subsequent tracks of a
session.
3)
CPRM: “Content Protection for Recordable
Media” is a coding technology that protects
copyright for Copy-Once programs.
1)
Region code of DVD VIDEOs you
can play back on this system
Your system has a region code printed
on the back of the unit and will only
play back DVD VIDEOs labeled with
identical region code.
DVD VIDEOs labeled
will also be
played back on this system.
If you try to play back any other region
code DVD VIDEO, the message
“Playback prohibited by area limitations.”
will appear on the TV screen. Depending
on the DVD VIDEO, no region code
indication may be labeled even though
playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by
area restrictions.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product
which mates DVD recorded material on
one side with digital audio material on
the other side. However, since the audio
material side does not conform to the
Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback
on this product is not guaranteed.
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Notes on CD-R/-RW and
DVD‑R/-RW/+R/+RW
In some cases, CD-Rs/-RWs and
DVD-Rs/-RWs/+Rs/+RWs cannot be
played back on this system due to the
recording quality or physical condition
of the disc, or the characteristics of
the recording device and authoring
software. The disc will not be played
back if it has not been correctly
finalized. For more information, see
the operating instructions for the
recording device.
Note that some playback functions
may not work with some DVD+Rs/
+RWs, even if they have been correctly
finalized. In this case, view the disc by
normal playback.
A disc created in Packet Write format
cannot be played back.
Note on playback operations of
DVD VIDEOs and VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD
VIDEOs and VIDEO CDs may be
intentionally set by software producers.
Since this system play back DVD
VIDEOs and VIDEO CDs according to
the disc contents the software producers
designed, some playback features may
not be available. Also, refer to the
instructions supplied with the DVD
VIDEOs or VIDEO CDs.
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Music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies
This product is designed to play back
discs that conform to the Compact Disc
(CD) standard. Recently, various music
discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some
record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that
do not conform to the CD standard and
may not be playable by this product.
Notes on Multi Session disc
If the first session is recorded in
AUDIO CD or VIDEO CD format,
only the first session will be played
back.
The system will recognize a Multi
Session disc as an AUDIO CD if there
is a session recorded in AUDIO CD
format on the disc. However, the
system will only play back the disc if
the first session is recorded in AUDIO
CD format.
This system can play back Multi
Session discs when an MP3 audio
track, a JPEG image file or a DivX
video file is contained in the first
session. Any subsequent MP3 audio
tracks, JPEG image files or DivX video
files recorded in later sessions can also
be played back.
With DATA CD or DATA DVD, the
system will only play back DivX video
files even if it contains MP3 audio
tracks or JPEG image files.
Copyrights
This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected
by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
DivX® is a video file compression
technology, developed by DivX, Inc.
DivX, DivX Certified, and associated
logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and
are used under license.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding
technology and patents licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
Windows Media is a registered
trademark of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other
countries.
This system incorporates Dolby1) Digital,
Dolby Pro Logic (II) adaptive matrix
surround decoder, and DTS2) Digital
Surround System.
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D:
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
MHC-GZR7D:
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby” and the doubleD symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
2)
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D:
Manufactured under license under U.S.
Patent #'s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380;
5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and
worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS
and DTS Digital Surround are registered
trademarks and the DTS logos and Symbol
are trademarks of DTS, Inc. ©1996-2007
DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
MHC-GZR7D:
Manufactured under license under U.S.
Patent #'s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380;
5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and
worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS
and DTS 2.0 + Digital Out are registered
trademarks and the DTS logos and Symbol
are trademarks of DTS, Inc. ©1996-2007
DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Guide to parts and controls
This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can
also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names.
Unit
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Remote

Press to turn on or off the system.
Unit: STANDBY indicator (118)
Lights up when the system is turned off.
Remote: TV 1) (on/standby)
(29)
Press to turn on or off the TV.

DISPLAY (27, 33, 73, 107, 108)
Guide to parts and controls
 (on/standby) (24, 79, 106,
129)
Press to display the disc information or
clock in the front panel display.
Unit: ILLUMINATION (108, 129)
Press to change the illumination pattern
around MASTER VOLUME .

Display

Disc tray

Remote sensor
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

ENTER (28, 33, 34, 39, 44, 49, 53,
58, 59, 60, 63, 71, 74, 76, 79, 83,
87, 95, 102, 105, 129)
OPTIONS (74, 75, 107, 116)
Press to enter the settings.


Press to load or eject a disc.
SOUND FIELD (95)
Press to select the sound field for the
surround sound.
Unit: GROOVE (94)
Press to reinforce the bass.
Unit: PRESET EQ (94)
Press to select the sound effect.
Unit: EQ BAND/MEMORY (95)
Press to select the frequency band when
adjusting the equalizer.

REC TO USB (79, 83)
Press to transfer music from a disc or
record the sound from an analog audio
source to the connected optional USB
device.
Press to mark track numbers during
recording.
REC TO TAPE (76)
Press to record on a tape.
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Press to enter the option menus.
Unit:  OPEN/CLOSE (38)
Unit: DISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE (38,
40)
Press to select a disc.
Press to exchange a disc while playing.
Remote: DISC SKIP (40, 79)
Press to select a disc.
Unit: DISC 1  DISC 3 (40, 76, 79)
Press to select a disc.
Press to switch to the “DVD” function
from other function.

 PUSH/PUSH  (74)
Press to insert or eject a tape.

Unit:  (play) (26, 38, 74, 87)
Remote: 2) (play) (38, 74, 87)
Press to start playback.
 (pause) (27, 39, 75)
Press to pause playback.

 (stop) (39, 72, 75, 79)
MIC 1/MIC 2 jacks (77, 98)
/ (rewind/fast forward)
(39, 75)
MIC 1 LEVEL/MIC 2 LEVEL (98)
Connect a microphone.
Press to find a point in a track, chapter or
video file.
Turn to adjust the microphone volume.
Unit: /
Remote:
Turn to adjust the echo level.
(39)
SLOW/ SLOW
(39)
ECHO LEVEL (99)
Press to watch the slow‑motion play.

TUNING +/ (71, 72, 73)
Connect the headphones.
Press to tune in the desired station.
Remote:
+/ (36, 39)
Press to select a folder.
Unit: OPERATION DIAL (39, 72, 74,
76, 95, 107)
Turn to select a track, chapter or video
file.
Turn to select the preset station.
Remote: PRESET +/ (72)
Press to select the preset station.
PHONES jack
Guide to parts and controls
Press to stop playback.

Unit: MASTER VOLUME (38, 99,
105, 108)
Turn to adjust the volume.
Remote: VOLUME +/2) (38, 99,
105)
Press to adjust the volume.
Remote: TV VOL +/1)2) (29)
Press to adjust the TV volume.
Remote: / (go
backward/forward) (35, 37, 39,
74, 88)
Press to select a track, chapter or video
file.
Remote: TV CH +/1) (29)
Press to change the TV channels.
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 (MHC-GZR9D only)
Unit: DVD (26, 27, 34, 38, 76, 79,
98)
SUBWOOFER (30)
Press to select the “DVD” function.
Unit: USB (76, 81, 85, 98)
SUBWOOFER indicator (30)
Press to select the “USB” function.
Lights up when the subwoofer is turned
on.
Unit: TAPE A/B (74, 75)

Press to select the “TAPE” function.
Press to select “TAPE A” or “TAPE B.”
PICTURE NAVI (54, 89)
Press to display the thumbnail pictures.
Unit: TUNER/BAND (71, 72)

Press to select the “TUNER” function.
Press to switch among FM and AM band.
REPEAT/FM MODE (48, 73, 93)
Press to select the “DMPORT” function.
Press to listen to a disc, an USB device, a
single track or file repeatedly.
Press to select FM reception mode
(monaural or stereo).
Unit: VIDEO/SAT (116)

Unit: DMPORT (116)
Press to select the “VIDEO” or “SAT”
function.
Remote: FUNCTION +/ (27, 34,
38, 71, 74, 79, 83, 85, 98, 116)
Press to select the function.

(USB) port (78, 83, 85)
Connect an optional USB device.
(USB) indicator
Lights up in red when transferring or
recording to the connected optional USB
device or when erasing audio tracks or
folders.
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Press to turn on or off the subwoofer.
AUDIO (41, 99, 112)
Press to display the current audio signal
on the TV screen.

SUBTITLE (40)
Press to switch the language of the
subtitle (DVD VIDEO only).
D. TUNING (72)
Press to switch to the direct tuning mode.

ANGLE (40)
 RETURN (43, 53, 59, 81, 88)
Press to change the angle (DVD VIDEO
with multi-angles only).
Press to return to the previous menu on
the TV screen.


DVD/TUNER MENU (49, 52, 58,
71, 87)
/// (28, 29, 44, 45, 49, 71,
80, 96, 105)
Press to display the menu items on the
TV screen.
Press to preset the radio station.


DISPLAY (28, 35, 44, 49, 55, 59,
60, 63, 80, 87, 102, 112, 139)
Press to display the Control Menu on the
TV screen.
The Control Menu is displayed only
when the “DVD” function or “USB”
function is selected.

TV1) (29)
Press to operate the TV functions.

 STEP  (39)
Press to play one frame at a time when
playback is paused.
ADVANCE
(39, 53, 58, 87)
Press to advance the current scene during
playback.
REPLAY (39, 53, 58, 87)
Press to replay the previous scene during
playback.
Press to select the menu items.
DVD TOP MENU (49)
Press to display the DVD title on the TV
screen.
Guide to parts and controls


CLEAR (34, 36, 45, 51, 54, 70, 81,
89)
Press to delete a pre-programmed track
or file.
Press to erase audio tracks or folders
from the connected optional USB device.
-/--1) (29)
Press to enter a single digit or double
digit number.

Numeric buttons2) (29, 39, 49, 60,
65, 72)
Press to select a track, chapter or video
file.
Press to enter a password.
10/01)
Press to enter a double digit number.
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
KEY CONTROL  (101)
TIMER MENU (33, 105)
Press to change the key to suit your vocal
range.
Press to set the clock and the timers.
SCORE (103)
THEATRE SYNC (36)
Press to start or stop calculating your
vocal score.
KARAOKE MODE (99)
Press to select the Karaoke mode.
KARAOKE PON (101)
Press to activate the “Karaoke Pon”
function.

TIME/TEXT (108, 110)
Press to change the information
appearing in the front panel display or
on-screen display.

SLEEP (36, 105)
Press to set the Sleep Timer.
TV INPUT1) (29)
Press to switch the input sources.
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
Press to activate the “THEATRE SYNC”
function.
This button is used to operate a Sony TV. For
details, see “Operating a Sony TV” (page 29).
2)
The numeric button 5 , TV VOL + ,
VOLUME +  and   buttons on the
remote have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot
as a reference when operating the system.
1)
Display
Lights up during transfer or
recording. (75, 78, 83)
Indicates the tape playback direction.
(74)
Displays the text information.
Indicates the selected play mode. (44)
Indicates the disc presence. (38)
Lights up when “GROOVE” or “ZGROOVE” is turned on. (94)
Indicates the file format.
Indicates the playback status of the
disc or USB device.
Lights up when the timer is set. (105)
Lights up when the “USB” function is
selected. (85)
Indicates the type of disc being played
back. (38)
Lights up when “PROGRESSIVE
(COMPONENT OUT)” is set to
“ON.” (28)
Guide to parts and controls
Lights up when the output video
signal is NTSC. (27)
Indicates the current surround
format.
Lights up when disc number is
displayed.
Lights up when the ID3 tag
information is displayed.
Lights up when the title or chapter
number is displayed.
Lights up when the track information
is displayed.
Lights up when playing VIDEO CD
with PBC function. (42)
Lights up in “TUNER” function. (71)
Lights up when the USB device is
recognized. (85)
Lights up when the Karaoke Mode is
turned on. (98)
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system
MHC-GZR9D
 AM loop antenna
 FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
 Surround speaker (Right)
 Front speaker (Right)
 Subwoofer
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 Center speaker
 Front speaker (Left)
 Surround speaker (Left)
 Wall socket
MHC-GZR8D
Getting Started
 AM loop antenna
 FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
 Surround speaker (Right)
 Front speaker (Right)
 Center speaker
 Front speaker (Left)
 Surround speaker (Left)
 Wall socket
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MHC-GZR7D
 AM loop antenna
 FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
 Front speaker (Right)
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 Front speaker (Left)
 Wall socket
 FM/AM antennas
 Speakers
Insert only the stripped portion of the
speaker cords.
The speaker cords are color-coded with
their respective speaker terminals.
The type of speakers supplied varies
according to the model you purchased
(see “About this manual” (page 4)).
Insert only the stripped
portion of the speaker cords
Getting Started
Find a location and an orientation that
provide good reception, and then set up
the antenna.
Keep the antennas away from the speaker
cords, the power cord and the USB cable
to avoid picking up noise.
Surround speakers
(MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
+
Green
Gray/Solid ()
Gray/Striped ()
Center speaker
(MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
Insert only the stripped
portion of the speaker cords
Front speakers
Insert only the stripped
portion of the speaker cords
+
Gray/Solid ()
Red ()
–
Gray/Striped ()
Black ()
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Terminals on the center and surround
speakers (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
Connect the speaker cords to the
terminals on the center and surround
speakers as shown below.
 Voltage selector
For models with a voltage selector, set
VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local
power line voltage.
Insert only the stripped
portion of the speaker cords
* Saudi Arabian model: 120  127 V
Black ()
Gray ()
Gray/
Solid ()
Gray/
Striped ()
Subwoofer
(MHC-GZR9D only)
Blue ()
+
–
Black ()
Notes
Be sure to connect the speakers securely and
correctly.
Be sure to match the speaker cord to the
appropriate terminal on the components: 
to  and  to . If the cords are reversed,
the sound will be distorted and will lack bass.
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 Power
Connect the power cord to a wall socket.
The demonstration appears in the
display. When you press  , the
system turns on and the demonstration
automatically ends.
If the supplied adapter on the plug does
not fit your wall socket, detach it from
the plug (only for models equipped with
an adapter).
Inserting two R6 (size AA)
batteries into the remote
Note
If you do not use the remote for a long period
of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
Attach the supplied speaker pads at each
corner on the bottom of the speakers to
prevent them from slipping.
Front speakers (Left (4)/Right (4))/
Subwoofer (4)1)
Getting Started
Slide and remove the battery
compartment lid, and insert the two
supplied R6 (size AA) batteries,  side
first, matching the polarities shown
below.
Attaching the speaker pads
Center speaker (4)2)/Surround
speakers (Left (4)/Right (4))2)
Tip
With normal use, the batteries should last for
about six months. When the remote no longer
operates the system, replace both batteries with
new ones.
MHC-GZR9D only
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only
1)
2)
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When carrying this system
Perform the following procedure to
protect the DVD mechanism.
Use buttons on the unit for the
operation.
1 Press /  to turn on the
system, then press DVD .
2 Make sure that no disc is loaded
in the system and check that
“DVD NO DISC” appears.
3 Hold down   and then
press /  until “STANDBY”
appears in the display. Then,
“LOCK” appears in the display.
4 Unplug the power cord.
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Hooking up the TV
Connect the video input jack of your
TV to the VIDEO OUT jack with the
supplied video cord.
When connecting a video deck
TV
Changing the color system
(Except for Russian and Latin American
models)
Set the color system to PAL or NTSC
depending on the color system of your
TV.
The default setting for color system is
different depending on the area.
Each time you perform the procedure
below, the color system changes as
follows:
NTSC  PAL
Getting Started
Connect the video deck to the TV using
a video cord (not supplied). However, do
not connect this unit to the TV through
the video deck. Otherwise, you may
experience video leakage when watching
video images from this system. Connect
this unit directly to the TV as shown
below.
1 Press /  to turn on the system.
Video deck
Unit
Do not connect
directly
Tip
For higher quality video images:
Use the optional component video cords to
connect the COMPONENT VIDEO input
jacks on your TV to the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks of this unit. If your TV is
compatible with progressive format signals,
use this connection and set “PROGRESSIVE
(COMPONENT OUT)” to “ON” (page 28).
You can use an optional S Video cord to
connect the S VIDEO input jack on your TV
to the S VIDEO OUT jack of this unit.
2 Press FUNCTION +/  repeatedly
to select “DVD” (or press DVD  on
the unit).
3 Press /  to turn off the system.
4 Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until
“SONY DEMO” appears in the display.
5 Press /  on the unit while
holding down   on the unit.
The system turns on automatically and
the color system is changed.
“COLOR NTSC” or “COLOR PAL”
appears in the display.
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Changing the format of the
video signal output from
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
Progressive is a method for displaying
TV images that reduces flickering and
sharpens the image. To use this method,
you need to connect to a TV that can
accept progressive signals.
You can output video signals from
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks in
Interlace or Progressive format.
1 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly to select “DVD” (or
press DVD  on the unit).
2 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
ENTER .
(SETUP), then press
The options for “SETUP” appear.
4 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “CUSTOM,” then press
ENTER .
The Setup Menu appears.
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5 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “VIDEO SETUP,” then press
ENTER .
The options for “VIDEO SETUP”
appear.
6 Press  or   repeatedly
to select “PROGRESSIVE
(COMPONENT OUT),” then press
ENTER .
The options for “PROGRESSIVE
(COMPONENT OUT)” appear.
7 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the desired setting, then
press ENTER .
The default setting is underlined.
• OFF: Outputs interlace signals.
Select this setting when:
 your TV does not accept
progressive signals.
 your TV is connected to jacks
other than the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks.
• ON: Outputs progressive signals.
Select this setting when:
 your TV accepts progressive
signals.
 your TV is connected to the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks.
When you select “ON,” the
confirmation display appears. Follow
the steps below.
8 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “START,” then press ENTER
.
9 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “YES.”
The system outputs the progressive
signal. When you select “NO,”
the system does not output the
progressive signal.
Note
There would be no image on your TV or the
image is not clear if your setting does not
match your TV or connection.
Turn on the TV and select the video
input so that you can view the pictures
from this system.
Operating a Sony TV
You can use the following buttons to
operate a Sony TV. These buttons have
been marked in orange.
To
Press
Turn the TV on
or off
Switch the TV’s
input source
between the TV
and other input
sources
Select the TV
channels
TV /  while
holding down TV 
TV INPUT  while
holding down TV 
Getting Started
The system outputs the progressive
signal for 5 seconds. Check that the
screen is displayed correctly.
When using a TV
TV CH +/  or
numeric buttons *
while holding down
TV 
Adjust the
TV VOL +/ 
volume of the TV while holding down
speaker(s)
TV 
* For double digit number, hold down TV 
and press -/-- , then press the number.
(For example, hold down TV , press -/-, then 2 and 5 for entering 25.)
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Positioning the
speakers
1 Place the front speakers at an
3 (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
Place the surround speakers.
angle of 45 degrees from your
listening position.
 Front speaker (left)
 Front speaker (right)
 Center speaker (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
 Surround speaker (left) (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
 Surround speaker (right) (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
 Subwoofer (MHC-GZR9D only)
 Unit
 TV
2 (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
Place the center speaker at
about the same height as the
front speakers.
Align the center speaker with the
front speakers or place it slightly
behind the front speakers.
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Position the surround speakers
within the respective gray ranges.
Positioning both surround speakers
the same distance from the listening
position is effective.
4 (MHC-GZR9D only)
Place the subwoofer, then press
SUBWOOFER  on the unit.
The SUBWOOFER indicator  on
the unit lights up.
To obtain a better bass reproduction,
we recommend you to place the
subwoofer on a solid floor where
resonance is unlikely to occur.
Notes
To install the surround speakers on
the wall (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only)
1 Prepare screws (not supplied) that
are suitable for the hole on the back
of each speaker. See the illustrations
below.
4 mm
5.3 mm
more than 25 mm
9 mm
Getting Started
Do not place the surround speakers on top of
a TV.1) This may cause distortion of the colors
in the TV screen.
Be sure to connect the both left and right
surround speakers.1) Otherwise, the sound
will not be heard.
Always place the subwoofer vertically,
keeping it a few centimeters away from the
wall.2) 3)
If the subwoofer is placed in the center
of a room, the bass could be extremely
weakened.2) 3) This is due to the influence
of the standing wave of the room. If this
happens, move the subwoofer away from the
center of the room or eliminate the cause of
the standing wave, by placing a bookshelf
against the wall, etc.
1)
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only
2)
MHC-GZR9D only
3)
For MHC-GZR8D/GZR7D, the subwoofer
is an option (sold separately). Refer to the
subwoofer operating instructions for the
detailed setting method.
Hole on the back of
the speaker
2 Fasten the screws to the wall.
The screws should protrude 5.5 to
7 mm.
5.5 to 7 mm
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3 Hang the speakers on the screws.
Hole on the back of
the speaker
5.3 mm
9 mm
Notes
Use screws that are suitable for the wall
material and strength. As a plaster board wall
is especially fragile, attach the screws securely
to a beam and fasten them to the wall. Install
the surround speakers on a vertical and flat
wall where reinforcement is applied.
Contact a screw shop or installer regarding
the wall material or screws to be used.
Sony is not responsible for accident or
damage caused by improper installation,
insufficient wall strength or improper screw
installation, natural calamity, etc.
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Speaker settings
To enjoy DVD VIDEOs and other discs
with multichannel sound and Dolby
Surround effects, the speakers need to
be adjusted. Set the distance from the
listening position to the speakers, and the
balance and level. Then use the test tone
to adjust the volume of each speaker to
the same level.
For details, see “Setting the speakers”
(page 68).
Setting the clock
1 Press /  to turn on the
system.
2 Press TIMER MENU .
The hour indication flashes in the
display.
If “PLAY SET” flashes in the display,
press  or   repeatedly to select
“CLOCK SET,” then press ENTER .
The clock settings are canceled when you
disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
To display the clock when the system
is off
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until the
clock is displayed.
The clock is displayed for about 8
seconds.
Getting Started
Use buttons on the remote to set the
clock.
Note
3 Press  or   repeatedly to set
the hour.
4 Press ENTER .
The minute indication flashes in the
display.
5 Press  or   repeatedly to set
the minutes.
6 Press ENTER .
The clock starts functioning.
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Performing “QUICK”
setup
4 Press ENTER  without loading
a disc.
“LANGUAGE SETUP” appears on
the TV screen.
Before using the system, you can make
the minimum basic adjustments in
“QUICK” setup. If you do not want to
perform “QUICK” setup, press CLEAR
 in step 3. The guide message will
disappear from the TV screen.
1 Turn on your TV and select the
video input.
2 Press /  to turn on the
system.
Notes
Make sure there is no disc in the unit.
Otherwise, the guide message does not
appear.
Make sure that the headphone or
microphone is not connected. Otherwise,
you cannot perform “SPEAKER SETUP.”
3 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly to select “DVD” (or
press DVD  on the unit).
The guide message appears at the
bottom of the TV screen.
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5 Press  or   repeatedly to
select a language, then press
ENTER .
The setting is selected and “VIDEO
SETUP” appears on the TV screen.
Tips
The selected language is for “OSD,”
“MENU” and “SUBTITLE .”
The selectable language is different
depending on the area.
6 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the setting that matches
your TV type.
If you have a wide-screen TV or a
4:3 standard TV with wide-screen
mode:
Select “16:9” (page 65)
7 Press ENTER .
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D:
The setting is selected and the
“SPEAKER SETUP” display appears
on the TV screen. Go to step 8.
MHC-GZR7D:
The setting is selected and “QUICK
SETUP is complete.” appears on the
TV screen.
The system is ready for playback.
If you want to change each setting
individually, see “Using the Setup
Menu” (page 63).
select the front speaker distance
from your listening position,
then press ENTER .
Repeat this step to adjust the center
and surround speaker distance.
The setting is selected and “QUICK
SETUP is complete.” appears on the
TV screen.
The system is ready for playback. To
perform further speaker settings, see
“Setting the speakers” (page 68).
If you want to change each setting
individually, see “Using the Setup
Menu” (page 63).
Getting Started
If you have a 4:3 standard TV:
Select “4:3 LETTER BOX” or “4:3
PAN SCAN” (page 65, 66)
8 Press  or   repeatedly to
If you make a mistake
Press  , then select the item again.
To quit “QUICK” setup
Press
DISPLAY .
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To recall “QUICK” setup settings
1 Press
DISPLAY  when playback
is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2
Press  or   repeatedly to select
(SETUP), then press ENTER .
3 Press  or   repeatedly to select
Using the “THEATRE
SYNC” function
THEATRE SYNC  allows you to
turn on your Sony TV and this system,
changes the system’s function to “DVD”
and then switches the TV’s input source
you have set with just one button.
“QUICK,” then press ENTER .
Note
The guide message appears at the bottom of
the TV screen when you turn on the system
for the first time or after performing “RESET”
(page 130).
Preparing to use the “THEATRE
SYNC” function
Register the TV’s input source connected
to this system.
To select the TV’s input
Press the following buttons while holding
down SLEEP .
Press
0
TV’s input source
No input source
(Default)
1 to 8
9
CLEAR 

VIDEO 1 to VIDEO 8
COMPONENT 1
COMPONENT 2
COMPONENT 3
+
COMPONENT 4
The selected TV’s input source is
memorized into the remote.
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Operating the “THEATRE SYNC”
function
If this function does not work, change the
transmission time. The transmission time
varies depending on the TV.
Getting Started
Keep the remote pointed in the
direction of the TV until the TV is
turned on and the input source
is changed correctly, then press
THEATRE SYNC .
To change the transmission time
Press the following buttons while holding
down  .
Press
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Transmission time
0.5 (Default)
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
Note
This function is only for Sony TV series,
however, some TV products may also not work.
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3 Load a disc with the label side
Disc
facing up on the disc tray .
Playing a disc
 Normal Play
To load additional discs, press DISC
SKIP/EX-CHANGE  on the unit to
rotate the disc tray .
When you play back an 8 cm disc such as a CD
single, place it on the inner circle of the tray
Depending on the DVD VIDEO or
VIDEO CD, some operations may
be different or restricted. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the
disc.
Note on the maximum number of
tracks, files and folders on a DATA
CD/DVD
This system cannot play a DATA CD/
DVD in the following cases.
– When the number of tracks or files on
a folder exceeds 150.
– When the number of folders on a disc
exceeds 200.
These numbers may vary depending on
the track structure, the file structure and
the folder structure.
Example: When playing a DVD VIDEO
Elapsed playing time
4 Press  OPEN/CLOSE  on the
unit to close the disc tray .
Do not forcibly push the disc
tray to close it as this may cause a
malfunction.
If the playback does not start
automatically, press  (or 
on the unit) .
5 Press VOLUME +/ (or turn
MASTER VOLUME on the unit)
 to adjust the volume.
Disc playing indicator
1
Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly to select “DVD” (or
press DVD  on the unit).
2 Press  OPEN/CLOSE  on the
unit.
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Note
Depending on the system status, the volume
level may not appear on the TV screen.
Other operations
Do this
Press
SLOW or
 when
SLOW
playback is paused.
Each time you
press
SLOW8)
,
or SLOW
the playback speed
changes.
To return to normal
playback, press  (or
 on the unit) .
Play one
Press STEP   to
frame at a
go to the next frame
time (Freeze
when playback is
Frame)7)
paused.
Press  STEP 8)
to go to the preceding
frame when playback is
paused.
To return to normal
playback, press  (or
 on the unit) .
Replay the
Press
REPLAY
previous scene  during playback.
(Instant Replay)9)
Briefly fast
Press ADVANCE
 during playback.
forward the
current scene (Instant Advance)9)
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To
Do this
Stop playback Press  .
Pause playback Press  1). Press 
 again or press 
(or  on the unit)
 to resume playback.
Select a track, Press  or  
chapter or
repeatedly (or turn
video file2)
OPERATION DIAL 
on the unit clockwise
or counterclockwise)
during playback.
Or, press the numeric
buttons  when the
Control Menu is turned
off, then press ENTER
3).
Select a folder4) Press
+/ 
repeatedly during
playback or when
playback is paused.
Locate a point Press  or 
quickly in fast  during playback.
forward or fast Each time you press
reverse (Lock  or  , the
Search)5)
playback speed changes
cyclically6).
To return to normal
playback, press  (or
 on the unit) .
To
Watch frame by
frame (Slowmotion Play)7)
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To
Select a disc
Do this
Press DISC SKIP  on
the remote (or one of
DISC 1  DISC 3 
on the unit).
Switch to DVD Press one of DISC 1
function from  DISC 3  on the
another source unit (Automatic Source
Selection).
Exchange other Press DISC SKIP/EXdiscs while
CHANGE  on the
playing
unit.
There may be some disturbance in the video
image.
Except for JPEG image files. You cannot
select an audio track during Lock Search
operation of MP3 audio tracks.
3)
DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/-RW in VR mode,
VIDEO CD, AUDIO CD and DivX video file
only.
4)
MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image files and
DivX video files only.
5)
Except for JPEG image files.
6)
Depending on the disc, the actual speed may
differ.
7)
DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/-RW in VR mode,
DivX video files and VIDEO CD only.
8)
Except for VIDEO CD and DivX video file.
9)
DVD VIDEO and DVD-R/-RW in VR mode
only.
1)
2)
Notes
You cannot search for a still picture on a
DVD-R/-RW in VR mode.
You may not be able to use the Instant Replay
or Instant Advance function in Repeat Play
mode or with some scenes.
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Displaying multi-angles and
subtitles
Changing the angles
(DVD VIDEO only)
You can change the viewing angle while
playing a DVD VIDEO on which various
angles (multi-angles) for a scene are
recorded.
Press ANGLE  repeatedly during
playback. Each time you press ANGLE
, the angle changes.
Note
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not
be able to change the angle, even if multi-angles
are recorded on the DVD VIDEO.
Displaying the subtitles
(DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/-RW in VR
mode and DivX video files only)
You can turn the subtitles on or off while
playing a DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/‑RW in
VR mode or DivX video files on which
subtitles are recorded. You can also
change the language of the subtitles with
DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/-RW in VR mode
or DivX video files on which multilingual
subtitles are recorded.
Press SUBTITLE  repeatedly during
playback. Each time you press SUBTITLE
, the subtitle language changes or turns
off.
Notes
Other useful functions
Changing the sound
When playing a DVD VIDEO or a DivX
video file recorded in multiple audio
formats, you can select the audio format
you want. If the DVD VIDEO is recorded
with multilingual tracks, you can also
change the language.
When playing a VIDEO CD, AUDIO
CD or MP3 audio tracks, you can select
the sound from the right or left channel
and listen to the sound of the selected
channel through both the right and left
speakers. For example, when playing a
track with the vocals on the right channel
and the instruments on the left channel,
you can hear the instruments from both
speakers by selecting the left channel.
When playing a DVD VIDEO:
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the
option of language and audio format
varies.
When a 4-digit number is displayed, the
digits represent a language code (see
“Language code list” (page 143)). When
the same language is displayed two or
more times, the DVD VIDEO is recorded
in multiple audio formats. Note that the
sound changes automatically depending
on the disc.
Disc
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may
not be able to change the subtitles even if
multilingual subtitles are recorded on the
DVD VIDEO. You also may not be able to
turn the subtitles off.
You can change the subtitles if the DivX
video file has an “.avi” or “.divx” extension
and contains subtitle information within the
same file.
When playing a DVD-R/-RW in VR
mode:
The number of audio tracks recorded on
a disc are displayed.
Example:
1: MAIN: the main sound of the audio
track 1.
1: SUB: the sub sound of the audio
track 1.
1: MAIN+SUB: the main and sub
sound of the audio track 1.
2: MAIN*: the main sound of the audio
track 2.
2: SUB*: the sub sound of the audio
track 2.
2: MAIN+SUB*: the main and sub
sound of the audio track 2.
* These items do not appear if only one audio
stream is recorded on the disc being played
back.
Press AUDIO  repeatedly during
playback to select the audio signal you
want.
The default setting is underlined.
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When playing a DivX video file:
The options for audio format differ
depending on the DivX video files.
When playing a VIDEO CD, AUDIO CD,
or MP3 audio track:
STEREO: the standard stereo sound.
1/L: the sound of the left channel
(monaural).
2/R: the sound of the right channel
(monaural).
When playing a Super VCD:
1: STEREO: the stereo sound of the
audio track 1.
1: 1/L: the sound of the left channel of
the audio track 1 (monaural).
1: 2/R: the sound of the right channel
of the audio track 1 (monaural).
2: STEREO: the stereo sound of the
audio track 2.
2: 1/L: the sound of the left channel of
the audio track 2 (monaural).
2: 2/R: the sound of the right channel
of the audio track 2 (monaural).
Note
While the system is playing a Super VCD
on which the audio track 2 is not recorded,
no sound will come out when you select
“2: STEREO,” “2: 1/L” or “2: 2/R.”
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Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Version 2.0)  PBC Playback
(VIDEO CD only)
You can use the PBC (Playback Control)
menus on your TV screen to enjoy
the disc’s interactive software. The
menu format and structure may differ
depending on each disc.
1 Press  (or  on the unit) 
to start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions (Version 2.0).
The PBC menu appears on the TV
screen. Depending on the VIDEO CD,
the menu may not appear.
2 Press the numeric buttons  to
select the item number you want.
3 Press ENTER .
Depending on the VIDEO CD,
“Press ENTER” may appear as “Press
SELECT” in the operating instructions
supplied with the disc. In this case,
press  (or  on the unit) .
4 Continue playback according to the
instructions on the menus.
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the VIDEO CD, as
the operating procedure may differ
depending on the VIDEO CD.
To return to the previous menu
Press  RETURN .
Note
PBC playback is canceled when Shuffle Play,
Program Play or Repeat Play is activated.
1 Press  or   repeatedly
or press the numeric buttons 
to select a track when playback is
stopped.
2 Press  (or  on the unit) 
or ENTER .
Playback starts from the selected track.
Still images, such as the menu screens,
will not be shown.
To return to PBC playback, press 
 twice, then press  (or  on
the unit) .
Resuming playback from the point you
stopped the disc  Resume Play
This system memorizes the point where
you stopped the disc so you can resume
playback from that point. Resume Play
is not canceled when you turn off the
system except for MP3 audio tracks,
JPEG image files and DivX video files.
stop playback.
“RESUME” appears in the display.
If “RESUME” does not appear, Resume
Play is not available.
2 Press  (or  on the unit) .
The system starts playback from the
point you stopped the disc in step 1.
Notes
Disc
To cancel playback with PBC
functions
1 While playing a disc, press   to
You cannot perform Resume Play during
Shuffle Play or Program Play.
This function may not work properly with
some discs.
Resume Play is canceled when
 you press   when playback is stopped.
 you open the disc tray.
 you change the function.
 you change the settings in the Setup
Menu.
 you changed the “PARENTAL
CONTROL” level.
Tip
To play back from the beginning of the disc,
press   twice, then press  (or  on
the unit) .
Continued
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Resuming playback of a disc that was
stopped  Multi-disc Resume
(DVD VIDEO and VIDEO CD only)
This system can store the point where
you stopped the playback of the disc
for up to 10 discs and resumes playback
when you insert the same disc again. If
you store a playback resume point for the
11th disc, the playback resume point for
the first disc will be deleted.
To activate this function, set “MULTIDISC RESUME” in “SYSTEM SETUP” to
“ON” (page 68).
Notes
If “MULTI-DISC RESUME” in “SYSTEM
SETUP” is set to “ON” and you play back a
recorded disc such as DVD-R, the system
may play back other recorded discs from
the same playback resume point. To start
playback from the beginning of the disc,
press   twice and then press  (or
 on the unit) .
The playback resume point is deleted when
the power cord is disconnected.
Using play mode
Creating your own program
 Program Play
You can make a program of up to 99
steps in the order you want them to be
played back.
You can only program the tracks from
the current disc.
1 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(PROGRAM), then
press ENTER .
The options for “PROGRAM” appear
on the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly
to select “SET ,” then press
ENTER .
Track number
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4 Press  .
The cursor moves to the track list “T”
(in this case, “01”).
program.
For example, select track “02.”
Press  or   repeatedly to select
“02” under “T,” then press ENTER .
Selected track
.
Program Play starts.
When the Program Play ends, you
can restart the same program by
pressing  (or  on the unit)
.
To change a programmed step:
Press  or   repeatedly to select
the programmed step number you
want to change. Then, press   and
select the desired track number.
Disc
5 Select the track you want to
7 Press  (or  on the unit)
To delete a programmed step:
Press  or   repeatedly to select
the programmed step number you
want to delete. Then, press CLEAR
.
To delete all of the programmed
steps in the program list:
Press   to select “ALL CLEAR.”
Then, press ENTER .
To cancel Program Play
Total time of the programmed tracks
Press CLEAR  or select “OFF” in step
3. To play back the same program again,
select “ON” in step 3 and press ENTER
.
6 To program other tracks, repeat
steps 4 to 5.
Continued
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To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu disappears from the
TV screen.
Notes
Playing in random order
 Shuffle Play
When Program Play is activated, the
“REPEAT” setting is automatically changed
to “ON” if the current setting is “ALL DISCS,”
“ONE DISC” or “TRACK.”
You cannot perform Program Play with
VIDEO CDs during PBC playback.
You can play back the tracks on the
current disc in random order. Each time
you perform Shuffle Play, the playing
order may differ.
Shuffle Play is only available for the
tracks on the current disc.
Tip
1 Press
The Program Play is canceled and the program
list is cleared when
 you open the disc tray.
 you change the disc.
 you turn off the system.
 you change the function.
DISPLAY .
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(SHUFFLE), then
press ENTER .
The options for “SHUFFLE” appear
on the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the setting you want.
When playing a VIDEO CD or
AUDIO CD:
TRACK: all tracks on the current
disc is played back randomly.
When Program Play is activated:
ON: all tracks in the program list is
played back randomly.
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When playing a DATA CD/DVD
(except for DivX video files):
ON (MUSIC): all MP3 audio tracks
in the selected folder on the current
disc are played back randomly.
When no folder is selected, the first
folder is played back randomly.
.
Shuffle Play starts.
To cancel Shuffle Play, press
CLEAR  or select “OFF” in step 3.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu disappears from the
TV screen.
Notes
Shuffle Play is canceled when
 you open the disc tray.
 you change the disc.
 you turn off the system.
 you change the function.
 you perform Track/Index Search.
 you set “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)” to
“IMAGE” when playback is stopped.
 you perform CD Synchro Recording.
 you transfer music from a disc to an USB
device.
You cannot perform Shuffle Play with
VIDEO CDs during PBC playback.
The same song may be played back
repeatedly for MP3 audio tracks.
 Repeat Play
You can play the contents on a disc
repeatedly.
You can select Shuffle Play and Program
Play at the same time.
Disc
4 Press ENTER .
5 Press  (or  on the unit)
Playing repeatedly
1 Press
DISPLAY .
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(REPEAT), then
press ENTER .
The options for “REPEAT” appear on
the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the setting you want.
The default setting is underlined.
When playing a DVD VIDEO or
DVD-R/DVD-RW in VR mode:
OFF: does not play back repeatedly.
ALL DISCS: repeats all discs.
ONE DISC: repeats all the titles on
the current disc.
TITLE: repeats the current title.
CHAPTER: repeats the current
chapter.
Continued
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When playing a VIDEO CD or
AUDIO CD:
OFF: does not play back repeatedly.
ALL DISCS: repeats all discs.
ONE DISC: repeats all the tracks
on the current disc.
TRACK: repeats the current track.
When playing a DATA CD or DATA
DVD:
OFF: does not play back repeatedly.
ALL DISCS: repeats all discs.
ONE DISC: repeats all the folders
on the current disc.
FOLDER: repeats the current
folder.
TRACK1): repeats the current track.
FILE2): repeats the current file.
MP3 audio tracks only.
DivX video files only.
1)
2)
When Program Play or Shuffle
Play is activated:
OFF: does not play back repeatedly.
ON: repeats the Program Play or
Shuffle Play.
4 Press ENTER .
5 Press  (or  on the unit)
.
Repeat Play starts.
To cancel Repeat Play, press CLEAR
 or select “OFF” in step 3.
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To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu disappears from the
TV screen.
Notes
You can also change the Repeat Play setting
by pressing REPEAT/FM MODE 
repeatedly.
“REP” lights up in the display when Repeat
Play is set to “ALL DISCS,” “ONE DISC,”
“FOLDER” or “ON.”
“REP1” lights up in the display when
Repeat Play is set to “TITLE,” “CHAPTER,”
“TRACK” or “FILE.”
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you cannot
perform Repeat Play.
You cannot perform Repeat Play with
VIDEO CDs during PBC playback.
When playing a DATA CD/DVD which
contains MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, the audio sound will not match the
image if their playing time are different.
You cannot select “TRACK” when “MODE
(MUSIC, IMAGE)” is set to “IMAGE”
(page 55).
Repeat Play is canceled when
 you open the disc tray.
 you change the disc (except when “ALL
DISCS” is selected).
 you turn off the system.
 you change the function (except when
“ALL DISCS” is selected).
 you perform CD Synchro Recording.
 you transfer music from a disc to an USB
device.
Searching/selecting a
disc
Some DVD VIDEOs have menus to help
you enjoy the DVD VIDEOs. You can
play back DVD VIDEOs using these
menus on the TV screen.
Using DVD TOP MENU
A DVD VIDEO contains a lot of sections
of picture or music feature called “title.”
When you play back a DVD VIDEO
which contains several titles, you can
select the title you want using DVD TOP
MENU .
Using DVD MENU
Some DVD VIDEOs allow you to select
the disc contents using a menu. When
you play back these DVD VIDEOs, you
can select items such as the language for
the subtitles and the language for the
sound using DVD/TUNER MENU .
DVD/TUNER MENU .
The menu appears on the TV screen.
The contents of the menu vary
depending on the disc.
2 Press ///  or the
numeric buttons  to select
the title or item you want to
play back.
Disc
Playing DVD VIDEOs using the
menu
1 Press DVD TOP MENU  or
3 Press ENTER .
Selecting “ORIGINAL” or “PLAY
LIST” on a DVD-R/-RW in VR
mode
This function is only available for DVDRs/-RWs in VR mode with a playlist
created.
1 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
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2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(ORIGINAL/PLAY
LIST), then press ENTER .
The options for “ORIGINAL/PLAY
LIST” appear on the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the setting you want.
PLAY LIST: play back according to
the playlist created on the disc.
ORIGINAL: play back according to
the originally recorded sequence.
4 Press ENTER .
1 Press
DISPLAY . When
playing a DATA CD/DVD
with JPEG image files, press
DISPLAY  twice.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the search item.
Example: when you select
(CHAPTER)
“** (**)” is selected (** refers to a
number). The number in parentheses
indicates the total number of titles,
chapters, tracks, indexes, scenes,
folders or files.
Using the on-screen display
to search for a title/chapter/
scene/track/index/folder/file
Selected row
You can search by different information
recorded on a disc, such as title, track,
and folder. Each item is assigned a
unique number on the disc, and you can
select the numbered item you want from
the Control Menu. You can also search
for a particular point using the time code
(Time Search) (DVD VIDEO and DVDR/-RW in VR mode only).
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3 Press ENTER .
“** (**)” change to “– – (**)”.
4 Press  or   repeatedly
or the numeric buttons  to
select the title, track, folder or
file, etc.
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR
 to cancel the number.
The system starts playback from the
selected title, track, folder or file, etc.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu disappears.
Tip
When the Control Menu display is turned off,
you can search for a chapter (DVD VIDEO and
DVD-R/-RW in VR mode) or track (AUDIO
CD and VIDEO CD) or file (DivX video files
in DATA CD/DVD) by pressing the numeric
buttons  and ENTER .
(DVD VIDEO and DVD-R/-RW in VR
mode only)
1 Press
DISPLAY .
2 Press  or   repeatedly to select
(TIME).
“T **:**:**” (elapsed playing time of
the current title) is selected.
Disc
5 Press ENTER .
To search for a particular point using
the time code  Time Search
3 Press ENTER .
“T **:**:**” changes to “T--:--:--”.
4 Input the time code using the
numeric buttons , then press
ENTER .
For example, to find the scene at 2
hours, 10 minutes, and 20 seconds
after the beginning, enter “21020”.
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR
 to cancel the number.
Note
Depending on the disc, you cannot perform
Time Search.
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Playing MP3/JPEG discs
The system can play back to a depth of 8
folders only.
The system may not play certain types of
JPEG image files (ex. a JPEG image file that is
less than 8 (width) × 8 (height)).
Notes
The system can recognize up to 200 folders,
and will not play any folders beyond
the 200th. (Depending on the folder
configuration, the number of folders that can
be recognized by the system may decrease.)
The maximum number of MP3 audio tracks
or JPEG image files on a folder which this
system can recognize is 150.
The system can play back MP3 audio tracks
and JPEG image files. The system will play
back any data with the extension “.mp3”,
“.jpg” or “.jpeg” even if they are not in MP3 or
JPEG format. Playing this data may generate
a loud noise which could damage your
speaker system.
Depending on the encoding/writing software,
recording device, or the recording media
used to record an MP3 audio track, you may
encounter problems such as cannot play
back, sound interruptions and noise.
The following discs/situations can increase
the time it takes to start playback:
 a disc recorded with a complicated tree
structure.
 a disc recorded in Multi Session.
 a disc to which data can be added (nonfinalized disc).
 when the tracks or files in another folder
have just been played back.
Some CD-Rs/-RWs or DVD-Rs/-RWs/+Rs/
+RWs cannot be played back on the system
depending on the file format.
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Selecting an MP3 audio track
or folder
1 Load a disc on the disc tray .
“FOLDER LIST” appears on the TV
screen.
If “FOLDER LIST” does not apppear,
press DVD/TUNER MENU .
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select a folder.
Playing a folder:
Press  (or  on the unit) .
The system starts playback from the
first track of the selected folder.
To stop playback, press  .
Playing a track:
1 Press ENTER .
“TRACK LIST” appears.
To return to “FOLDER LIST” when
“TRACK LIST” is displayed
Press  RETURN .
To turn on or off “FOLDER LIST” or
“TRACK LIST”
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the MP3 audio track you
want, then press ENTER .
The system starts playing the
selected MP3 audio track.
To stop playback, press  .
To display the next or previous page of
“TRACK LIST” or “FOLDER LIST”
 repeatedly when
Press
or
“TRACK LIST” or “FOLDER LIST” is
displayed.
To play back the next folder of MP3
audio tracks
You can select the next folder by pressing
  repeatedly until the last track
of the current folder, then press  
once. The first track of the next folder
is selected. However, you cannot select
the previous folder by pressing  
repeatedly. To select the previous folder,
select the folder from “FOLDER LIST.”
Disc
Press DVD/TUNER MENU 
repeatedly.
Selecting a JPEG image file or
folder
1 Load a disc on the disc tray .
“FOLDER LIST” appears on the TV
screen.
If “FOLDER LIST” does not apppear,
press DVD/TUNER MENU .
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select a folder.
Playing a folder:
Press  (or  on the unit) .
The system starts a slide show from
the first image file of the selected
folder.
Continued
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Playing an image file:
1 Press PICTURE NAVI .
Thumbnail picture for the first 16
JPEG image files in the selected
folder is displayed.
To display the next or previous page of
“FOLDER LIST”
 repeatedly when
Press
or
“FOLDER LIST” is displayed.
To display the next or previous JPEG
image file
Press  or   repeatedly during the
slide show.
To play back the next folder of JPEG
image files
If there are more than 16 image
files in the selected folder, the scroll
bar appears at the right.
2 Press ///  to select the
image you want to view, then
press  (or  on the unit)
.
The slide show starts from the
selected image file.
To stop playback, press  .
You can select the next folder by pressing
  repeatedly until the last file of the
current folder, then press   once. The
first file of the next folder is selected.
However, you cannot select the previous
folder by pressing   repeatedly. To
select the previous folder, select the
folder from “FOLDER LIST.”
To turn on or off “FOLDER LIST”
Press DVD/TUNER MENU 
repeatedly.
To rotate a JPEG image file
When a JPEG image file is displayed on
the TV screen, you can rotate the image
by 90 degrees.
Press  or   repeatedly while viewing
an image.
Press CLEAR  to return to the original
view.
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Notes
Playing MP3 audio tracks and
JPEG image files as a slide
show with sound
You can play back a slide show with
sound by first placing both JPEG image
files and MP3 audio tracks in the same
folder on a DATA CD/DVD.
1 Load a disc on the disc tray .
2 Press DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(MODE (MUSIC,
IMAGE)), then press ENTER .
The options for “MODE (MUSIC,
IMAGE)” appear on the TV screen.
The default setting is underlined.
AUTO: Plays back both JPEG
image files and MP3 audio tracks in
the same folder as a slide show with
sound.
MUSIC: Plays back MP3 audio
tracks continuously.
IMAGE: Plays back JPEG image
files as a slide show.
Disc
The PICTURE NAVI  button does not
work when “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)” is set
to “MUSIC.”
When you press  or   to select the next
or previous image, the image will return to
its original view even if you have rotated the
image previously.
The slide show stops when you press  or 
.
4 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “AUTO,” then press ENTER
.
5 Press DVD/TUNER MENU .
“FOLDER LIST” appears on the TV
screen.
6 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the folder you want, then
press  (or  on the unit)
.
The slide show with sound starts from
the selected folder.
To stop playback, press  .
Continued
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To turn on or off “FOLDER LIST”
Press DVD/TUNER MENU 
repeatedly.
To cancel slide show with sound
Select “MUSIC” or “IMAGE” in step 4.
Notes
If there are no MP3 audio tracks in the disc
and “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)” is set to
“MUSIC,” “No audio data” appears on the TV
screen and the disc cannot be played back.
If there are no JPEG image files in the disc
and “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)” is set to
“IMAGE,” “No image data” appears on the
TV screen and the disc cannot be played
back.
If you play back a large data size of MP3
audio tracks and JPEG image files at the same
time, the sound may skip.
Specifying the slide show speed
(JPEG image files only)
1 Press
DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu for JPEG image
files appears on the TV screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to select
.
(INTERVAL), then press ENTER
The options for “INTERVAL” appear
on the TV screen.
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3 Press  or   repeatedly to select
the transition interval you want.
The default setting is underlined.
NORMAL: Sets to the standard
duration.
FAST: Sets the duration shorter
than “NORMAL.”
SLOW 1: Sets the duration longer
than “NORMAL.”
SLOW 2: Sets the duration longer
than “SLOW 1.”
4 Press ENTER .
The selected setting takes effect.
Note
Some JPEG image files (especially progressive
JPEG image files or JPEG image files with
3,000,000 pixels or more) may take a longer
time to display than others, which may make
the transitions seem longer than that of the
option you selected.
Selecting a transition effect for image
files in the slide show
(JPEG image files only)
1 Press
DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu for JPEG image
files appears on the TV screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(EFFECT), then press
ENTER .
The options for “EFFECT” appear on
the TV screen.
Enjoying DivX® video
files
3 Press  or   repeatedly to select
4 Press ENTER .
The selected setting takes effect.
About DivX Video Files
®
Disc
the setting you want.
The default setting is underlined.
MODE 1: The image sweeps in
from top to bottom of the screen.
MODE 2: The image sweeps in
from left to right of the screen.
MODE 3: The image stretches out
from the center of the screen.
MODE 4: The image randomly
cycles through the effects.
MODE 5: The next image slides
over the current image.
OFF: Turns off this function.
DivX is a video file compression
technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This
product is an official DivX Certified
product.
This system can play back files which
have the extension “.avi” or “.divx” that
contain data in DivX format.
®
Notes
The system may not play back a DivX video
file when the file has been combined from
two or more DivX video files.
The system cannot play back a DivX video
file size of more than 720 (width) × 576
(height)/2GB.
Depending on the DivX video file, the picture
may be unclear or the sound may skip.
The system cannot play back some DivX
video files that are longer than 3 hours.
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Selecting a DivX video file or
folder
Playing a DivX video file:
1 Press ENTER .
“FILE LIST” appears.
1 Load a DATA CD/DVD with DivX
video files on the disc tray .
“FOLDER LIST” appears on the TV
screen.
If “FOLDER LIST” does not apppear,
press DVD/TUNER MENU .
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the DivX video file you
want, then press ENTER .
The system starts playing the
selected of DivX video files.
To stop playback, press  .
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select a folder.
Playing a folder:
Press  (or  on the unit) .
The system starts playing the first
DivX video file of the selected folder.
To stop playback, press  .
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To display the next or previous page of
“FILE LIST” or “FOLDER LIST”
 repeatedly when
Press
or
“FILE LIST” or “FOLDER LIST” is
displayed.
To play back the next folder of DivX
video files
You can select the next folder by pressing
  repeatedly until the last file of
the current folder, then press  
once. The first file of the next folder is
selected. However, you cannot select
the previous folder by pressing  
repeatedly. To select the previous folder,
select the folder from “FOLDER LIST.”
To return to “FOLDER LIST” when “FILE
LIST” is displayed
Press  RETURN .
To turn on or off “FOLDER LIST” or “FILE
LIST”
Notes
Depending on the DivX video file, the
picture may pause or be unclear. In this case,
it is recommended that you create the file
at a lower bit rate. If the sound is still noisy,
MP3 is the recommended audio format. Note
that, this system does not conform to WMA
(Windows Media Audio)/AAC (Advanced
Audio Coding) format.
Due to the compression technology used for
DivX video files, it may take some time after
you press   for the picture to appear.
Depending on the DivX video file, the sound
may not match the pictures on the screen.
The system can recognize up to 150 DivX
video files in a single folder. A maximum of
200 folders can be recognized.
Tip
If the number of viewing times has been preset,
you can play back the DivX video files as many
times as the preset number. The following
occurrences are counted:
 when the system is turned off.
 when the disc is removed.
 when another DivX video file is played back.
 “A/V SYNC”
When the sound does not synchronize
with the pictures on the screen, you can
adjust the delay between the picture and
sound.
“A/V SYNC” does not work for MP3
audio tracks and JPEG image files in
DATA CD/DVD.
Disc
Press DVD/TUNER MENU 
repeatedly.
Adjusting the delay
between the picture
and sound
1 Press
DISPLAY .
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(A/V SYNC), then
press ENTER .
The options for “A/V SYNC” appear
on the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the setting you want.
The default setting is underlined.
OFF: Does not adjust.
ON: Adjusts the difference between
picture and sound.
4 Press ENTER .
Note
Depending on the input stream, this function
may not be effective.
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Restricting playback of
the disc
 PARENTAL CONTROL
You can limit the playback of some DVD
VIDEOs according to a predetermined
level such as the age of the users. When
a limited scene is played back, that scene
may be skipped or replaced with different
scenes.
5 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “PARENTAL CONTROL,”
then press ENTER .
If you have not registered a
password:
The display for registering a new
password appears on the TV screen.
1 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
ENTER .
(SETUP), then press
The options for “SETUP” appear on
the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “CUSTOM,” then press
ENTER .
The Setup Menu appears on the TV
screen.
4 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “SYSTEM SETUP,” then
press ENTER .
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Enter a 4-digit password using the
numeric buttons , then press
ENTER .
The display for confirming the
password appears on the TV screen.
When you have already registered
a password:
The display for entering the password
appears on the TV screen.
6 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit
password using the numeric
buttons , then press ENTER
.
select “LEVEL,” then press ENTER
.
The options for “LEVEL” appear on
the TV screen.
10Press  or   repeatedly to
select the level you want, then
press ENTER .
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The display for setting the playback
limitation level appears on the TV
screen.
9 Press  or   repeatedly to
“PARENTAL CONTROL” setting is
completed.
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
7 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “STANDARD,” then press
ENTER .
The options for “STANDARD” appear
on the TV screen.
8 Press  or   repeatedly to
select a geographic area as the
playback limitation level, then
press ENTER .
The area is selected.
When you select “OTHERS ,”
enter the area code for the geographic
area you want by using the numeric
buttons  (see “Parental Control
area code list” (page 144)).
If you make a mistake when entering
your password
Press   repeatedly to delete the
number you have entered, then re-enter
your password again.
To turn off the “PARENTAL CONTROL”
function
Set “LEVEL” to “OFF” in step 10.
To play back a disc for which
“PARENTAL CONTROL” is set
1 Load the disc and press  (or
 on the unit) .
The display for entering your password
appears on the TV screen.
2 Enter your 4-digit password using
the numeric buttons , then press
ENTER .
The system starts playback.
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Notes
When you play back DVD VIDEOs which
do not have the “PARENTAL CONTROL”
function, playback cannot be limited on this
system.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you
may be asked to change the “PARENTAL
CONTROL” level while playing the disc. In
this case, enter your password, then change
the level. If Resume Play is canceled, the level
returns to the original level.
Tip
If you forget your password, remove the disc
and repeat steps 1 to 5 of “Restricting playback
of the disc” (page 60). When you are asked
to enter your password, enter “199703” using
the numeric buttons , then press ENTER
. The display will ask you to enter a new
4-digit password. After you enter a new 4-digit
password, reload the disc and press  (or
 on the unit) . When the display for
entering your password appears, enter your
new password.
Changing the password
1 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
ENTER .
(SETUP), then press
The options for “SETUP” appear on
the TV screen.
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3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “CUSTOM,” then press
ENTER .
The Setup Menu appears on the TV
screen.
4 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “SYSTEM SETUP,” then
press ENTER .
5 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “PARENTAL CONTROL,”
then press ENTER .
The display for entering the password
appears on the TV screen.
6 Enter your 4-digit password
using the numeric buttons ,
then press ENTER .
7 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “CHANGE PASSWORD,”
then press ENTER .
8 Enter your 4-digit password
using the numeric buttons ,
then press ENTER .
9 Enter a new 4-digit password
using the numeric buttons ,
then press ENTER .
10To confirm your password,
If you make a mistake when entering
your password
Press   repeatedly to delete the
number you have entered, then re-enter
your password again.
By using the Setup Menu, you can make
various adjustments to items such as
picture and sound.
Displayed items vary depending on the
country or region.
Note
Playback settings stored in the disc take
priority over the Setup Menu settings.
Therefore, some of the Setup Menu settings
may not be performed.
Disc
re-enter it using the numeric
buttons , then press ENTER
.
Using the Setup Menu
1 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
ENTER .
(SETUP), then press
The options for “SETUP” appear on
the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “CUSTOM,” then press
ENTER .
The Setup Menu appears on the TV
screen.
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4 Press  or   repeatedly
to select the setup item from
the displayed list: “LANGUAGE
SETUP,” “VIDEO SETUP,” “AUDIO
SETUP,” “SYSTEM SETUP” or
“SPEAKER SETUP.” Then press
ENTER .
6 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the setting you want,
then press ENTER .
The setting is selected and setup is
completed.
The setup item is selected.
Example: “VIDEO SETUP”
Selected item
Selected setting
Setup Menu item list
Setting the language  “LANGUAGE
SETUP”
Setup items
5 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the item you want, then
press ENTER .
The options for the selected item
appear on the TV screen.
Example: “TV TYPE”
Options
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Set various languages for the on-screen
display or sound track.
OSD
(On-Screen Display)
Switches the language of the on-screen
display.
Setting the TV screen  “VIDEO SETUP”
Choose the settings according to the TV
you connected.
The default setting is underlined.
Disc
MENU*
(DVD VIDEO only)
Select the language for the DVD menu.
AUDIO*
(DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “ORIGINAL,” the
language given priority in the disc is
selected.
SUBTITLE*
(DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the subtitle.
When you select “AUDIO FOLLOW,”
the language for the subtitles changes
according to the language you selected
for the sound track.
TV TYPE1)
(DVD VIDEO only)
16:9: Select this when you connect a
wide-screen TV or a TV with a wide
mode function.
* When you select a language in “MENU,”
“AUDIO,” or “SUBTITLE” that is not
recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of the
recorded language is automatically selected.
However, depending on the disc, the
language may not be selected automatically.
If you select “OTHERS ” in “MENU,”
“AUDIO,” and “SUBTITLE” enter a language
code using the numeric buttons  (see
“Language code list” (page 143)).
4:3 LETTER BOX: Select this when you
connect a 4:3 screen TV. This setting
displays a wide picture with bands on the
upper and lower portions of the screen.
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4:3 PAN SCAN2): Select this when you
connect a 4:3 screen TV. This setting
displays the wide picture on the entire
screen and cuts off the portions that do
not fit.
PROGRESSIVE (COMPONENT OUT)
Sets the progressive signal output from
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
to on or off.
OFF: Outputs interlace signals.
ON: Outputs progressive signals.
For details, see “Changing the format
of the video signal output from
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks”
(page 28).
COLOR SYSTEM (VIDEO CD)
(Except for Russian and Latin American
models)
Select the output video signal when you
play back a VIDEO CD.
AUTO: Outputs the video signal
according to the color system of the disc,
either PAL or NTSC.
PAL: Changes the video signal of an
NTSC disc and output it in PAL system.
NTSC: Changes the video signal of a PAL
disc and output it in NTSC system.
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BLACK LEVEL
(Latin American model only)
Selects the black level (setup level) for the
video signals output from the jacks other
than COMPONENT VIDEO OUT.
ON: Sets the black level of the output
signal to the standard level.
OFF: Lowers the standard black level.
Use this when the picture becomes too
white.
BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT)
(Latin American model only)
Selects the black level (setup level)
for the video signals output from the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
“BLACK LEVEL (COMPONENT OUT)”
setting is not available when the system
outputs progressive signal.
OFF: Raises the standard black level. Use
this when the picture becomes too black.
ON: Sets the black level of the output
signal to the standard level.
PAUSE MODE
(DVD VIDEO and DVD-R/-RW in VR
mode only)
AUTO: The picture, including subjects
that move dynamically, is output with no
jitter. Normally select this position.
FRAME: The picture, including subjects
that do not move dynamically, is output
in high resolution.
The default setting varies depending on the
country or region.
2)
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, “4:3
LETTER BOX” may be selected automatically
instead of “4:3 PAN SCAN” or vice versa.
1)
Setting the audio options  “AUDIO
SETUP”
Configure audio related settings.
The default setting is underlined.
“AUDIO DRC” can only be performed with
Dolby Digital sources.
2)
If each audio sound track has the same
number of channels, the system selects the
audio sound tracks in the order from PCM,
DTS, Dolby Digital, to MPEG.
3)
When you set “TRACK SELECTION” to
“AUTO,” the language may change. The
“TRACK SELECTION” setting has higher
priority than the “AUDIO” settings in
“LANGUAGE SETUP” (page 64). However,
depending on the disc, this function may not
be performed.
1)
Disc
Setting the system  “SYSTEM SETUP”
AUDIO DRC1) (Dynamic Range
Compression)
(DVD VIDEO only)
OFF: No compression of dynamic range.
STANDARD: Reproduces the sound
track with the kind of dynamic range that
the recording engineer intended. Useful
for watching movies at low volume late
at night.
MAX: Narrows the dynamic range fully.
TRACK SELECTION
(DVD VIDEO only)
Gives priority to the sound track which
contains the highest number of channels
when you play back a DVD VIDEO
on which multiple audio (PCM, DTS,
MPEG audio, or Dolby Digital) formats2)
are recorded.
OFF: No priority given.
AUTO3): Priority given.
SCREEN SAVER
The screen saver will help prevent your
display device from becoming damaged
(ghosting). Press any button (e.g., 
) to cancel the screen saver.
ON: The screen saver image appears if
you do not operate the system for about
15 minutes.
OFF: The screen saver does not appear.
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BACKGROUND
Selects the background color or picture
to be displayed on the TV screen. The
background color or picture is displayed
when playback is stopped or while
playing an AUDIO CD and MP3 audio
tracks.
JACKET PICTURE: The jacket picture
(still picture) appears in the background,
but only when the jacket picture is
already recorded on the disc (DVD
VIDEO, CD-Extra, etc.). If the disc
does not contain a jacket picture, the
“GRAPHICS” picture appears.
GRAPHICS: A preset picture stored in
the system appears in the background.
BLUE: The background color is blue.
BLACK: The background color is black.
PARENTAL CONTROL
Sets the playback restrictions. For details,
see “Restricting playback of the disc”
(page 60).
DivX
Displays the registration code for this
system.
For more information, go to http://www.
divx.com on the Internet.
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MULTI-DISC RESUME
(DVD VIDEO and VIDEO CD only)
ON: Stores the resume playback point in
the memory for up to 10 discs.
OFF: Does not store the resume playback
point in the memory. Playback starts at
the resume playback point only for the
current disc in the system.
RESET*
Returns “SETUP” settings to the default
settings. For details, see “To return the
“SETUP” settings to the default settings*,
perform reset as follows:” (page 130).
* Except for “PARENTAL CONTROL” settings
Setting the speakers1)  “SPEAKER
SETUP”
To obtain the best possible surround
sound, set the connection of the speakers
and their distance from your listening
position. Then, use the test tone to adjust
the level of the speakers to the same level.
Setting items differ according to the
model.
Position diagram
SUBWOOFER2):
YES: Select this if you have connected the
subwoofer.
NONE: Select this if the subwoofer is not
connected.
DISTANCE (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D
only)3)
FRONT 3.0 m4): Front speaker distance
from the listening position can be set.
CENTER 3.0 m5): Center speaker
distance from the listening position can
be set.
SURROUND 3.0 m4)5): Surround speaker
distance from the listening position can
be set.
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CONNECTION
FRONT: YES
CENTER (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D only):
YES: Normally select this.
NONE: Select this if the center speaker is
not connected.
SURROUND (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D
only):
BEHIND: Select this if the surround
speakers are located in section .
SIDE: Select this if the surround speakers
are located in section .
NONE: Select this if the surround
speakers are not connected.
LEVEL (FRONT)6)
For MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D, be sure
to set “TEST TONE” to “ON” for easy
adjustment.
L 0.0 dB
R 0.0 dB
CENTER 2.0 dB (MHC-GZR9D/
GZR8D only):
SUBWOOFER 3.0 dB (MHC-GZR9D),
0.0 dB (MHC-GZR8D/GZR7D):
Depending on the subwoofer, the sound
output may be smaller compared to
other speakers when you adjust this level
during the test tone.
LEVEL (SURROUND) (MHC-GZR9D/
GZR8D only)7)
You can adjust the level of each surround
speakers as follows. Be sure to set “TEST
TONE” to “ON” for easy adjustment.
L 0.0 dB
R 0.0 dB
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TEST TONE (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D
only)
OFF: The test tone is not emitted from
the speakers.
ON: The test tone is emitted from each
speaker in sequence.
The test tone is emitted from the selected
speakers when you select “LEVEL
(FRONT)” or “LEVEL (SURROUND).”
1 Press ///  repeatedly to
select the desired speaker or the
level.
2 Press ENTER .
3 Repeat step 1 and 2. Press ///
 repeatedly to set “TEST TONE”
to “OFF” when you have finished
adjusting the speaker level.
To return to the default setting when
changing a setting, press CLEAR 
before you press ENTER . However,
note that you cannot return the setting
of “CONNECTION” to default setting.
Note that you cannot perform “SPEAKER
SETUP” when you connect headphones or
microphones to the unit.
2)
Depending on the settings of other speakers,
the subwoofer may output excessive sound.
3)
The items that are set to “NONE” in
“CONNECTION” cannot be selected. When
you perform “QUICK” setup (page 34), the
default settings are changed.
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If each left and right speakers are not placed
at an equal distance from your listening
position, set the distance according to the
closest speaker.
5)
The setting range changes depending on the
front speaker setting.
6)
The items that are set to “NONE” in
“CONNECTION” cannot be selected.
7)
This setting cannot be selected when
“SURROUND” is set to “NONE” in the
“CONNECTION” setting.
4)
Tuner
Listening to the radio
You can listen to a radio station either by
selecting a preset station, or by manually
tuning in the station.
1 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly to select “TUNER FM”
or “TUNER AM” (or press TUNER/
BAND  on the unit repeatedly
to select “FM” or “AM”).
2 Press and hold TUNING +/ 
until the frequency indication
changes and then release.
“AUTO” flashes in the display.
Scanning stops automatically when
a station is tuned in and “TUNED”
lights up in the display. When a
FM stereo program is tuned in,
“STEREO” lights up in the display.
“MEMORY?” flashes in the display.
4 Press ENTER  or  .
A preset number flashes in the
display.
The stations are stored from preset
number 1.
Preset number
Tuner
Listening to a preset radio
station
3 Press DVD/TUNER MENU .
5 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the preset number you
want.
6 Press ENTER .
“COMPLETE” appears in the display.
The station is stored.
7 Repeat steps 1 to 6 to store
other stations.
You can preset up to 20 FM stations
and 10 AM stations.
The preset stations are retained for
half a day even if you unplug the
power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
If “TUNED” does not appear and
the scanning does not stop, press
TUNING +/  repeatedly to tune
in the station you want.
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8 To listen to a preset station,
press PRESET +/ repeatedly
(or turn OPERATION DIAL
on the unit clockwise or
counterclockwise)  to select
the preset station you want.
You can also press the numeric
buttons , then press ENTER  to
select a preset station.
To stop automatic scanning
Press  .
To cancel presetting
Press DVD/TUNER MENU .
2 Tune in the station you want.
For manual tuning:
Press TUNING +/  repeatedly.
For direct tuning:
Press D.TUNING , then use the
numeric buttons  to enter the
frequency of the station you want. For
example, press 1, 0, 2, 5 and 0 to enter
the frequency of FM 102.50 MHz,
then press ENTER . If you cannot
tune in the station, make sure you
have entered the right frequency. If
you still cannot tune in the station,
the frequency is not used in your area.
To cancel direct tuning
Press D.TUNING .
Listening to a non-preset radio
station/station with a weak
signal
1 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly to select “TUNER FM”
or “TUNER AM” (or press TUNER/
BAND  on the unit repeatedly
to select “FM” or “AM”).
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To change the AM tuning interval
(Except for Russian and Saudi Arabian
models)
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset
to 9 kHz or 10 kHz (for some areas).
1 Press FUNCTION +/  repeatedly
to select “TUNER AM” (or press
TUNER/BAND  repeatedly to select
“AM”).
2 Press /  to turn off the system.
3 Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until
“SONY DEMO” appears in the display.
4 Press /  on the unit while
holding down TUNING +  on the
unit.
“AM 9K STEP” or “AM 10K STEP”
appears in the display.
When you change the interval, all the
AM preset stations are erased.
To improve broadcast reception, adjust the
supplied antennas, or connect an external
antenna.
When an FM stereo program has static noise,
press REPEAT/FM MODE  repeatedly
until “MONO” lights up in the display. There
will be no stereo effect, but the reception will
improve.
You can also set the frequency by viewing the
tuner information on the TV screen.
Current band and
preset number
Tuner
Tips
Current station
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Tape
Playing a tape
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
1 Press FUNCTION +/  (or
TAPE A/B  on the unit)
repeatedly to select “TAPE A” or
“TAPE B.”
2 Insert a tape.
Press  PUSH  on the unit to
insert a tape into the cassette holder
with the side you want to play back
facing forward. Make sure there is no
slack in the tape to avoid damaging
the tape or the cassette holder.
5 Press  or  repeatedly
(or turn OPERATION DIAL
on the unit clockwise or
counterclockwise)  to select
“1WAY“ to play one side. Select
“CYCLE”1) to play both sides or
“RELAY”2) to play both decks in
succession.
6 Press ENTER .
7 Press  (or  on the unit)
.
The tape starts playing.
To play the reverse side, press the
button again3).
3 Press OPTIONS  on the unit.
Front side indicator
“TIMER MENU” appears in the
display.
4 Press  or  repeatedly
(or turn OPERATION DIAL
on the unit clockwise or
counterclockwise)  until
“DIRECTION” appears, then press
ENTER .
“CYCLE” appears in the display.
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Reverse side indicator
For the tape in deck B only.
The playback stops automatically after
repeating the sequence five times.
2)
Relay Play follows this sequence:
Deck A (front side)  Deck B (front
side)  Deck B (reverse side)
3)
For the tape in deck B only.
1)
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop playback Press  .
Pause playback Press  . Press 
 again to resume
playback.
Fast-forward
or rewind
Tip
Press  or  .
There are three ways to record on a TYPE
I (normal) tape.
Use the buttons on the unit for the
operation.
The recording level is adjusted
automatically.
CD Synchro Recording
You can record an entire VIDEO CD,
AUDIO CD, or DATA CD/DVD (MP3
audio tracks only) onto a tape.
Manual Recording
You can record just the portion you
want from a sound source, including
connected audio components.
Tape
If you press  (or  on the unit) 
when “TAPE A” is selected and there is no tape
in deck A, the system automatically switches to
“TAPE B” when there is a tape in deck B or vice
versa. Then, playback will start.
Recording onto a tape
Sound Mixing
You can “mix” sound from any one of the
sound sources and singing or speaking
into a microphone. The mixed sound can
be recorded onto a tape.
1 Insert a recordable tape into the
deck B, then press TAPE A/B 
repeatedly to select “TAPE B.”
2 Press OPTIONS .
“TIMER MENU” appears in the
display.
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3 Turn OPERATION DIAL 
clockwise or counterclockwise
until “DIRECTION” appears, then
press ENTER .
“CYCLE” appears in the display.
4 Turn OPERATION DIAL 
clockwise or counterclockwise
to select “1WAY“ to record on
one side. Select “RELAY“ or
“CYCLE“ to record on both sides.
Then, press ENTER .
5 Press   repeatedly to
select recording side, then press
 .
If you select both sides recording or
front side recording, press 
 repeatedly to light up the 
indicator, then press  . If you
record on the reverse side, press
  repeatedly to light up the
 indicator, then press  .
6 Prepare the recording source.
For CD Synchro Recording:
Press DVD  and load the disc you
want to record. If you have already
loaded the disc, press DISC 1 
DISC 3  to select the disc. When
the system automatically starts
playback, press   twice to cancel
resume play.
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For Manual Recording and Sound
Mixing:
Select the desired source to record
or mix.
If you record a disc manually, start
playing the disc first, then perform
steps 7 and 8. To record only your
favorite CD tracks, perform steps 1
to 6 of “Creating your own program”
(page 44).
To record only sound from a
microphone, press USB  to select
“USB,” and do not start playing the
USB device in step 8.
7 Set the deck B to stand by for
recording.
For CD Synchro Recording:
Press REC TO TAPE .
If the play mode is set to Shuffle
Play, Program Play or Repeat Play,
it automatically switches to Normal
Play.
For Manual Recording and Sound
Mixing:
Press REC TO TAPE .
8 Start recording.
For CD Synchro Recording:
Press ENTER . When the
recording is completed, the system
stops automatically.
For Manual Recording:
Press ENTER , and then start
playing the desired recording source.
If there is noise while recording from
the tuner, reposition the appropriate
antenna to reduce the noise.
For Sound Mixing:
Press ENTER , and then start
playing the desired source and
start singing or speaking into the
microphone.
If acoustic feedback (howling)
occurs, reduce the volume, move the
microphone away from the speakers,
or change the direction of the
microphone.
To stop recording
Press  .
CD Synchro Recording is not available with
DVDs.
You cannot listen to other sources while
recording.
When you press REC TO TAPE  in step
7, the surround effect may automatically
change.
When you record from a VIDEO CD,
playback with PBC functions is automatically
canceled (CD Synchro Recording only).
When you press REC TO TAPE  or
when you connect a microphone in “DVD”
function, the following sound field is
automatically selected.
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D
 “LINK” if the headphones are not
connected.
 “HP 2CH” if the headphones are
connected.
MHC-GZR7D
 “2CH STEREO” if the headphones are not
connected.
 “HP 2CH” if the headphones are
connected.
Tips
Tape
Notes
If you connect or disconnect a microphone
or headphones during recording, the sound
may cut off for a moment.
When “DVD” function or “USB” function
is selected, Karaoke Mode is automatically
turned on when you connect a microphone
to MIC jack .
Do not eject the tape during recording, as
this may cause irreparable damage to the tape
and the tape deck.
If you press REC TO TAPE  during
Manual Recording or Sound Mixing, the
recording is paused. To resume recording,
press REC TO TAPE  again.
The system may continue playback of other
discs even after the Synchro Recording is
completed.
For VIDEO CD or AUDIO CD, if you select
both sides recording and the tape reaches
the end of the front side part-way through
a track, the entire track is recorded again
from the beginning of the reverse side (CD
Synchro Recording only).
When you record on both sides, be sure to
start from the front side. If you start from the
reverse side, recording stops at the end of the
reverse side.
When high level sound signals are input, the
system automatically adjusts the recording
level to prevent distortion of the recorded
sound signal (Auto Level Control function).
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USB Device
Transferring music
from a disc to an USB
device
You can connect an optional USB device
to the
(USB) port  on the unit and
transfer music from a disc to the USB
device.
You can transfer music from an AUDIO
CD or DATA CD/DVD (MP3 audio
tracks only) only.
The audio format of files transferred by
this system is MP3.
The amount of free space required on the
USB device is about 1 MB per minute
when transferring music from an AUDIO
CD.
Required free space may be larger when
transferring music from a DATA CD/
DVD (MP3 audio tracks only).
Refer to “Compatible USB devices”
(supplement) for a list of USB devices
that can be connected to this system.
The transferred music is limited to private
use only. Use of the music beyond this limit
requires permission of the copyright holders.
Note on the maximum number of
tracks, files and folders on an USB
device
This system cannot transfer music from a
disc in the following cases.
– When the number of tracks or files on
a folder exceeds 150.
– When the number of folders on an
USB device exceeds 200.
These numbers may vary depending on
the track structure, the file structure and
the folder structure.
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1 Connect an USB device to the
(USB) port  as shown
below.
Insert an
USB device
When USB cable connection is
necessary, connect the USB cable
supplied with the USB device to be
connected.
See the operating instructions
supplied with the USB device to be
connected for details on the operation
method.
When the USB device is connected,
“READING” appears and “USB
MEMORY” lights up in the display.
Notes
Do not use the USB devices other than
those listed in “Compatible USB devices”
(supplement). Operation of models not
listed is not guaranteed.
Operation is not guaranteed, even when
using these USB devices.
When inserting the USB device, make
sure of the direction and insert it all the
way to the
(USB) port  on the unit.
Do not forcibly insert the USB device, as
this may cause the device to be damaged.
Do not insert other device or objects
besides the USB device.
It may take about 10 seconds before
“READING” appears in the display
depending on the type of USB device
connected.
repeatedly to select “DVD” (or
press DVD  on the unit).
3 Load the disc you want to
transfer.
If you have loaded the disc, press
DISC SKIP repeatedly (or DISC 1 
DISC 3 on the unit)  to select the
disc. When the system automatically
starts playback, press   twice to
cancel resume play.
To remove the USB device
1 Press   to stop playback.
You can easily transfer all the music on
a disc to an USB device (Synchronized
transfer).
You can also transfer a single audio track
during playback (REC 1).
1 Set the USB device to stand by
for transferring.
Synchronized transfer:
Press   twice to cancel resume
play, then press REC TO USB  on
the unit.
REC 1:
Start playing the track you want to
transfer, then press REC TO USB 
on the unit.
“READING” appears, and the display
cycles between “xxxMB FREE”
(remaining space on the USB device)
and “PUSH ENTER.”
The USB device stands by for
transferring.
USB device
2 Press FUNCTION +/ 
Using the front panel display
2 Press ENTER .
“USB,” “REC” and “SYNC” light up
and transferring starts. No sound is
output during transfer.
When the transfer is completed, the
system stops automatically.
2 Press   to turn off the system.
3 Remove the USB device.
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Using the on-screen display
1 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
4 Select the tracks that you want
to transfer.
For AUDIO CD:
Press  or   repeatedly to select
the track, then press ENTER .
The tracks are marked in the order
that you select. To cancel the
selection, press ENTER  again.
select
(USB RECORDING),
then press ENTER .
Remaining space of
the USB device
The options for “USB RECORDING”
appear on the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the desired option, then
press ENTER .
For AUDIO CD:
• TRACK: The tracks on the AUDIO
CD appear. You can transfer the
desired track.
For DATA CD/DVD:
• TRACK: The folders on the DATA
CD/DVD appear. You can transfer
the desired MP3 audio track.
• FOLDER: The folders on the DATA
CD/DVD appear. You can transfer
all MP3 audio tracks in the folder.
“Reading.” appears, and the tracks or
folders appear on the TV screen.
Note
It may take some time to display the tracks
or folders depending on the number of
tracks or folders.
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Tracks to be transferred
To select all tracks on the AUDIO
CD
Press ///  repeatedly to select
“ ALL,” then press ENTER . To
cancel the selection, select “ ALL,”
then press ENTER .
For DATA CD/DVD:
Press  or   repeatedly to select
the MP3 audio tracks or folders, then
press ENTER .
The MP3 audio tracks or folders are
marked. To cancel the selection, press
ENTER  again.
Remaining space of
the USB device
To return to the previous display
Press  RETURN .
To erase audio tracks or folders from
the USB device
You can erase audio tracks or folders on
the USB device.
1 Press FUNCTION +/   repeatedly
to select “USB” (or press USB  on
the unit).
“FOLDER LIST” appears.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to select a
To select all tracks or folders on
the DATA CD/DVD
Press ///  repeatedly to select
“ ALL,” then press ENTER . To
cancel the selection, select “ ALL,”
then press ENTER .
5 Press ///  repeatedly to
3 Press  or   repeatedly to select
USB device
MP3 audio tracks or folders to be transferred
folder.
To erase all audio tracks in a folder,
press CLEAR .
To erase an audio track, press ENTER
. “TRACK LIST” appears.
Press  or   repeatedly to select
the desired audio track, then press
CLEAR .
“YES,” then press ENTER .
To cancel, select “NO,” then press
ENTER .
select “START,” then press ENTER
.
The system starts transferring and the
transfer status appears. No sound is
output during transfer.
To stop transferring, press  .
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Folder and track generation rules
When first transferring music to an USB
device, a “MUSIC” folder is created
directly below the “ROOT.” Folders and
tracks are generated within this “MUSIC”
folder as follows:
 When transferring music from an
AUDIO CD
In stop mode1):
Folder name: “FLDR001”2)
Track name: “TRACK001”2)
During playback:
Folder name: “REC1-CD”3)
Track name: “TRACK001”2)
 When transferring music from a
DATA CD/DVD (MP3 audio tracks
only)
In stop mode1):
Folder name: Same as the transferred
folder4)
Track name: Same as the transferred
track5)
During playback:
Folder name: “REC1-MP3”3)
Track name: Same as the transferred
track5)
Except when resuming playback.
Folder and tracks numbers are assigned
serially thereafter.
3)
A new track is created in the “REC1-CD” or
“REC1-MP3” folder each time a transfer is
performed.
4)
Up to 64 characters of the name are assigned.
5)
Up to 60 characters of the name are assigned.
1)
2)
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Notes
Do not remove the USB device during
transfer or erase operations. Doing so may
corrupt the data on the USB device or
damage the USB device itself.
Do not connect the system and the USB
device through an USB hub.
When transferring music from an AUDIO
CD, the tracks are transferred as 128 kbps
MP3 audio tracks. When transferring music
from a DATA CD/DVD, MP3 audio tracks
are transferred with the same bit rate as the
original MP3 audio tracks.
CD text information is not transferred in the
created MP3 audio tracks.
Transferring stops automatically if:
 the USB device runs out of space during
the transfer process.
 the number of tracks and folders on
the USB device reaches the limit for the
number that the system can recognize.
Up to 150 audio tracks can be contained on
a single folder and up to 200 folders can be
contained on a single USB device.
The maximum number of audio tracks and
folders may vary depending on the audio
tracks and folder structure.
If the folder to be erased contains non-MP3/
WMA (Windows Media Audio)/AAC format
audio tracks or sub folders, these are not
erased.
If a folder or audio track that you are trying
to transfer already exists on the USB device
with the same name, a sequential number is
added after the name without overwriting the
original folder or track.
Recording analog
audio to an USB device
You can record the sound from analog
audio sources.
1 Connect an USB device to the
(USB) port .
2 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly to select the desired
source.
If the playback direction of the tape is
set to “CYCLE,” the system will record
both sides of the tape five times. If you
want to stop at one recording, be sure
to set the playback direction of the
tape to “RELAY” or “1WAY.”
2)
Recording continues even though tape
playback has ended.
3)
Recording stops after playing deck A
even when the playback direction of
the tape is set to “RELAY.”
1)
“PLEASE WAIT” appears and the
display cycles between “xxxMB
FREE” (remaining space on the USB
device) and “PUSH ENTER.”
The USB device stands by for
recording.
4 Start playing the desired source
to record, then press ENTER .
“USB” and “REC” light up and
recording starts.
To stop recording, press  .
To remove the USB device
1 Press   to stop playback.
2 Press   to turn off the system.
3 Remove the USB device.
To mark track numbers
USB device
• TAPE A/B: To record from this
system’s tape deck.1)2)3)
• TUNER FM/AM: To record from
this system’s tuner.
• DMPORT: To record from the
optional DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter connected to the DMPORT.
• VIDEO/SAT: To record from the
optional component connected to
the VIDEO SAT AUDIO IN L/R
jacks.
3 Press REC TO USB  on the unit.
You can mark the track numbers during
recording of any source.
Press REC TO USB  on the unit during
recording at the point you want to add a
track mark.
“NEW TRACK” appears and a track
mark is added.
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Folder and track generation rules
When first recording the analog audio
to an USB device, a “MUSIC” folder is
created directly below the “ROOT.”
Folders and tracks are generated within
this “MUSIC” folder as follows:
 When recording from the tape
deck
Folder name: “TAPE001”*
Track name: “TRACK001”*
 When recording from the tuner
Folder name: “FM001”* or “AM001”*
Track name: “TRACK001”*
 When recording from the DMPORT
Folder name: “DMPORT001”*
Track name: “TRACK001”*
 When recording from the VIDEO/
SAT AUDIO IN L/R jacks
Folder name: “VIDEO001”* or
“SAT001”*
Track name: “TRACK001”*
* Folder and track numbers are assigned
serially thereafter.
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Notes
Do not remove the USB device during
recording operation. Doing so may corrupt
the data on the USB device or damage the
USB device itself.
Do not connect the system and the USB
device through an USB hub.
Each time you press REC TO USB  on
the unit during recording, the system pauses
recording for a few seconds to add a new
track mark. No sound is recorded during this
time.
The track numbers are automatically marked
when you record more than 60 minutes.
Recording stops automatically when:
 you change the function.
 you turn off the system.
 the USB device runs out of space during
the recording.
 the number of audio tracks on the USB
device reaches the limit for the number
that the system can recognize.
The sound is recorded as 128 kbps MP3
audio track.
Up to 150 audio tracks can be contained on
a single folder and up to 200 folders can be
contained on a single USB device.
The maximum number of audio tracks and
folders may vary depending on the audio
tracks and folder structure.
Listening to music of
an USB device
You can listen to music stored in the USB
device. The audio formats that can be
played back by this system are as follows:
MP3*/WMA*/AAC*
Refer to “Compatible USB devices”
(supplement) for a list of USB devices
that can be connected to this system.
* Files with copyright protection (Digital
Rights Management) cannot be played by
this system.
1 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly to select “USB” (or
press USB  on the unit).
2 Connect an USB device to the
(USB) port .
When USB cable connection is
necessary, connect the USB cable
supplied with the USB device to be
connected.
See the operating instructions
supplied with the USB device to be
connected for details on the operation
method.
When the USB device is connected,
“READING” appears and “USB
MEMORY” lights up in the display.
Do not use the USB devices other than
those listed in “Compatible USB devices”
(supplement). Operation of models not
listed is not guaranteed.
Operation is not guaranteed, even when
using these USB devices.
When inserting the USB device, make
sure of the direction and insert it all the
way to the
(USB) port  on the unit.
Do not forcibly insert the USB device, as
this may cause the device to be damaged.
Do not insert other device or objects
besides the USB device.
It may take about 10 seconds before
“READING” appears in the display
depending on the type of USB device
connected.
To remove the USB device
1 Press   to stop playback.
2 Press   to turn off the system.
USB device
Note on the maximum number of
tracks, files and folders on an USB
device
This system cannot play an USB device in
the following cases.
– When the number of tracks or files on
a folder exceeds 150.
– When the number of folders on an
USB device exceeds 200.
These numbers may vary depending on
the track structure, the file structure and
the folder structure.
Notes
3 Remove the USB device.
Notes on the USB device
The system can play back up to 200 folders,
including folders that do not contain MP3
audio tracks and JPEG image files.
The file formats that this system can play are
as follows:
 MP3: file extension “.mp3”
 WMA: file extension “.wma”
 AAC: file extension “.m4a”
 JPEG: file extension “.jpg” or “.jpeg”
The system will play back any data with
the extension above even if they are not in
MP3/WMA/AAC/JPEG format. Playing this
data may generate a loud noise which could
damage your speaker system.
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The following USB devices/situations can
increase the time it takes to start playback:
 an USB device recorded with a
complicated tree structure.
 when the tracks or files in another folder
have just been played back.
Some USB devices cannot be played back on
the system depending on the file format.
The system can play back to a depth of 8
folders only.
When the USB device is inserted, the system
reads all the files on the USB device. If there
are many folders or files on the USB device,
it may take a long time to finish reading the
USB device.
Do not connect the system and the USB
device through an USB hub.
With some connected USB devices, after an
operation is performed, there may be a delay
before it is performed by this system.
Resume Play is canceled when you turn off
the system.
This system does not necessarily support all
the functions provided in a connected USB
device.
Tracks transferred by a device such as a
computer may not be played back in the
order in which they were recorded.
The playback order for the system may differ
from the playback order of the connected
USB device.
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Always turn off the system before removing
the USB device. Removing the USB device
while the system is on may corrupt the data
on the USB device.
Do not save other types of files or
unnecessary folders on an USB device that
has audio tracks or JPEG image files.
Folders that have no audio tracks or JPEG
image files are skipped.
The maximum number of audio tracks and
folders that can be contained on a single USB
device is 200 (including the “ROOT” and
“MUSIC” folders).
The maximum number of audio tracks and
folders may vary depending on the file and
folder structure.
Compatibility with all encoding/writing
softwares, recording devices, and recording
media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
USB device may produce noise or interrupted
audio or may not play at all.
Selecting an audio track or
folder
1 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(MODE (MUSIC,
IMAGE)), then press ENTER .
5 Press  or   repeatedly to
select a folder.
Playing a folder:
Press  (or  on the unit) .
The system starts playback from the
first track of the selected folder.
To stop playback, press  .
Playing a track:
1 Press ENTER .
“TRACK LIST” appears.
The options for “MODE (MUSIC,
IMAGE)” appear on the TV screen.
select “MUSIC,” then press ENTER
.
4 Press DVD/TUNER MENU .
“FOLDER LIST” appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
USB device
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the audio track you want,
then press ENTER .
The system starts playing the
selected audio track.
To stop playback, press  .
To display the next or previous page of
“TRACK LIST” or “FOLDER LIST”
 repeatedly when
Press
or
“TRACK LIST” or “FOLDER LIST” is
displayed.
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To play back the next folder of audio
tracks
You can select the next folder by pressing
  repeatedly until the last track
of the current folder, then press  
once. The first track of the next folder
is selected. However, you cannot select
the previous folder by pressing  
repeatedly. To select the previous folder,
select the folder from “FOLDER LIST.”
select
(MODE (MUSIC,
IMAGE)), then press ENTER .
The options for “MODE (MUSIC,
IMAGE)” appear.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “IMAGE,” then press ENTER
.
To return to “FOLDER LIST” when
“TRACK LIST” is displayed
4 Press DVD/TUNER MENU .
To turn on or off “FOLDER LIST” or
“TRACK LIST”
5 Press  or   repeatedly to
Press  RETURN .
Press DVD/TUNER MENU 
repeatedly.
Selecting a JPEG image file or
folder
1 Press
DISPLAY  when
playback is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
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2 Press  or   repeatedly to
“FOLDER LIST” appears on the TV
screen.
select a folder.
Playing a folder:
Press  (or  on the unit) .
The system starts a slide show from
the first image file of the selected
folder.
Playing an image file:
1 Press PICTURE NAVI .
Thumbnail picture for the first 16
JPEG image files in the selected
folder is displayed.
To display the next or previous page of
“FOLDER LIST”
 repeatedly when
Press
or
“FOLDER LIST” is displayed.
To display the next or previous JPEG
image file
Press  or   repeatedly during the
slide show.
To play back the next folder of JPEG
image files
2 Press ///  to select the
image you want to view, then
press  (or  on the unit)
.
The slide show starts from the
selected image file.
To stop playback, press  .
To turn on or off “FOLDER LIST”
USB device
If there are more than 16 image
files in the selected folder, the scroll
bar appears at the right.
You can select the next folder by pressing
  repeatedly until the last file of the
current folder, then press   once. The
first file of the next folder is selected.
However, you cannot select the previous
folder by pressing   repeatedly. To
select the previous folder, select the folder
from “FOLDER LIST.”
Press DVD/TUNER MENU 
repeatedly.
To rotate a JPEG image file
When a JPEG image file is displayed on
the TV screen, you can rotate the image
by 90 degrees.
Press  or   repeatedly while viewing
an image.
Press CLEAR  to return to the original
view.
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Notes
The PICTURE NAVI  button does not
work when “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)” is set
to “MUSIC.”
When you press  or   to select the next
or previous image, the image will return to
its original view even if you have rotated the
image previously.
The slide show stops when you press  or 
.
The maximum number of audio tracks or
JPEG image files on a folder which this
system can recognize is 150.
If there are no audio tracks in the USB device
and “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)” is set to
“MUSIC,” “No audio data” appears on the TV
screen and the USB device cannot be played
back.
If there are no JPEG image files in the USB
device and “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)” is
set to “IMAGE,” “No image data” appears on
the TV screen and the USB device cannot be
played back.
Specifying the slide show speed
(JPEG image files only)
1 Press
DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu for JPEG image
files appears on the TV screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to select
.
(INTERVAL), then press ENTER
The options for “INTERVAL” appear
on the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to select
the transition interval you want.
The default setting is underlined.
NORMAL: Sets to the standard
duration.
FAST: Sets the duration shorter
than “NORMAL.”
SLOW 1: Sets the duration longer
than “NORMAL.”
SLOW 2: Sets the duration longer
than “SLOW 1.”
4 Press ENTER .
The selected setting takes effect.
Note
Some JPEG image files (especially progressive
JPEG image files or JPEG image files with
3,000,000 pixels or more) may take a longer
time to display than others, which may make
the transitions seem longer than that of the
option you selected.
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Selecting a transition effect for image
files in the slide show
Playing in random order
(JPEG image files only)
 Shuffle Play
1 Press
You can play back the tracks on the USB
device in random order. Each time you
perform Shuffle Play, the playing order
may differ.
DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu for JPEG image
files appears on the TV screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(EFFECT), then press
ENTER .
The options for “EFFECT” appear on
the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to select
4 Press ENTER .
The selected setting takes effect.
DISPLAY .
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(SHUFFLE), then
press ENTER .
The options for “SHUFFLE” appear
on the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the setting you want.
ON (MUSIC): all audio tracks in
the selected folder on the USB
device is played back randomly.
When no folder is selected, the first
folder is played back randomly.
USB device
the setting you want.
The default setting is underlined.
MODE 1: The image sweeps in
from top to bottom of the screen.
MODE 2: The image sweeps in
from left to right of the screen.
MODE 3: The image stretches out
from the center of the screen.
MODE 4: The image randomly
cycles through the effects.
MODE 5: The next image slides
over the current image.
OFF: Turns off this function.
1 Press
4 Press ENTER .
Shuffle Play starts.
To cancel Shuffle Play, press
CLEAR  or select “OFF” in step 3.
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To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu disappears from the
TV screen.
Notes
Shuffle Play is canceled when:
 you remove the USB device.
 you turn off the system.
 you change the function.
 you set “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)” to
“IMAGE” when playback is stopped.
The same song may be played back
repeatedly for audio tracks.
Playing repeatedly
 Repeat Play
You can play the audio tracks and JPEG
image files on the USB device repeatedly.
You can select Shuffle Play at the same
time.
1 Press
DISPLAY .
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(REPEAT), then
press ENTER .
The options for “REPEAT” appear on
the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the setting you want.
MEMORY: repeats all the folders
on the USB device.
FOLDER: repeats the current
folder.
TRACK*: repeats the current track.
* Audio tracks only.
When Shuffle Play is activated:
 ON: repeats the Shuffle Play.
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4 Press ENTER .
5 Press  (or  on the unit)
.
Repeat Play starts.
To cancel Repeat Play, press CLEAR
 or select “OFF” in step 3.
To turn off the Control Menu
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly until
the Control Menu disappears from the
TV screen.
Notes
USB device
You can also change the Repeat Play setting
by pressing REPEAT/FM MODE 
repeatedly.
“REP” lights up in the display when Repeat
Play is set to “MEMORY,” “FOLDER” or
“ON.”
“REP1” lights up in the display when Repeat
Play is set to “TRACK.”
You cannot select “TRACK” when “MODE
(MUSIC, IMAGE)” is set to “IMAGE”
(page 88).
Repeat Play is canceled when:
 you remove the USB device.
 you turn off the system.
 you change the function.
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Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
Reinforcing the sound
You can reinforce the bass and create a
more powerful sound.
Press GROOVE  on the unit
repeatedly.
GROOVE ON*  Z-GROOVE ON* 
GROOVE OFF  GROOVE ON  …
* The volume switches to power mode and the
equalizer curve changes.
Tip
The default setting is “GROOVE ON.”
Selecting the preset effect
1 Press PRESET EQ  on the unit.
The last selected preset effect appears
in the display.
2 Press PRESET EQ  on the unit
repeatedly to select the preset
effect you want.
Preset effect options
Effect
ROCK
POP
JAZZ
DANCE
SOUL
TECHNO
HIP HOP
MP3 EQ
USER EQ 1,
2, 3
FLAT
Note
Category
Standard music sources
MP3 audio tracks
User equalizer setting
(see “To adjust the
graphic equalizer and
store the user equalizer
setting” (page 95))
Original music source
(cancels the preset
effect)
“EFFECT ON” appears when PRESET EQ 
on the unit is pressed repeatedly while
“GROOVE” or “Z-GROOVE” is turned on.
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To adjust the graphic equalizer and
store the user equalizer setting
5 Turn OPERATION DIAL  on the
1 Press EQ BAND/MEMORY  on the
6 Press ENTER  on the unit.
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the level of specific frequency
band, then store up to three user
equalizer setting, in the memory.
unit repeatedly to select a frequency
band.
2 Turn OPERATION DIAL  on the unit
clockwise or counterclockwise to
adjust the level.
unit clockwise or counterclockwise
to select a user equalizer number (1
 3) you want to store the equalizer
setting. Select “EXIT” to cancel
storing.
This setting is automatically stored as
“USER EQ.”
The previous setting stored at this
memory location is erased and
replaced by the new setting.
Selecting the sound field
Frequency band
Equalizer level
level of other frequency bands.
4 Press ENTER  on the unit.
A user equalizer number flashes in the
display.
1 Press SOUND FIELD .
The last selected sound field appears
in the display.
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3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to adjust the
You can take advantage of the surround
sound simply by selecting one of the
sound fields. They bring the exciting and
powerful sound of movie theaters into
your home.
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2 Press ///  (or SOUND
FIELD ) repeatedly when
the last selected sound field
appears in the display to select
the sound field you want.
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D:
When the headphones are not
connected:
SBS MULTI1)2) (Sound Broad System
Multi mode)
Performs suitable decoding based on
the source to maximize the sound
field effect. This mode lets you enjoy
audio playback of all types of discs
from multiple speakers.
A.F.D. AUTO2) (Auto Format Direct
Auto)
The number of sound channels
depends on the source. During DVD
function, when 2 channel sources
such as AUDIO CD, VIDEO CD
and MP3 audio tracks are played
back, only 2 sound channels would
be output. However, the number of
sound channels output during DVD
VIDEO and DivX video files playback
would depend on the audio format
selection. During other functions, the
system would only output 2 sound
channels. This setting is ideal when
you want to listen to the original
sound from the source.
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PRO LOGIC2)
Performs Pro Logic decoding. The
source recorded in 2 channels is
decoded into 4.1 channels.
PLII MOVIE2)
Performs Pro Logic II Movie mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for
movies encoded in Dolby Surround.
In addition, this mode can reproduce
sound in 5.1 channels when watching
videos of overdubbed or old movies.
The source recorded in 2 channels is
decoded into 5.1 channels.
PLII MUSIC2)
Performs Pro Logic II Music mode
decoding. This setting is ideal for
normal stereo sources such as
AUDIO CDs. The source recorded
in 2 channels is decoded into 5.1
channels.
V.M.DIM.2)
Performs DCS (Digital Cinema
Sound) decoding. The source
recorded in 2 channels is decoded
into 5.1 channels.
LINK
Reproduces the surround channels
from the front channels.
2CH STEREO
Reproduces stereo output from
multi channel sources such as DVD
VIDEOs during “DVD” function. The
system outputs the original sound
during functions other than “DVD”
and during playback of stereo sources
such as AUDIO CD, VIDEO CD and
MP3 audio tracks.
When the headphones are
connected:
HP 2CH
The normal sound field for
headphones.
When playing a DVD, the effect is the
same as “A.F.D. AUTO.”
These sound fields cannot be selected
when:
 the system is in standby for tape
recording or during tape recording.
 a microphone is connected.
 the Karaoke Mode is turned on.
1)
2)
When the headphones are not
connected:
2CH STEREO
Reproduces stereo output from
multi channel sources such as DVD
VIDEOs during “DVD” function. The
system outputs the original sound
during functions other than “DVD”
and during playback of stereo sources
such as AUDIO CD, VIDEO CD and
MP3 audio tracks.
VIRTUAL A*
Creates 3 sets of virtual surround
speakers from the sound of the front
speakers. This sound field is only
effective when you play back multi
channel sources.
VIRTUAL B*
Creates 1 set of virtual surround
speakers from the sound of the
front speakers without using actual
surround speakers. This mode is
effective when the distance between
the front speakers is short. This sound
field is only effective when you play
back multi channel sources.
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HP VIRTUAL2)
The sound field for headphones with
virtual surround effect. This sound
field is only effective when you play
back multi channel sources.
MHC-GZR7D:
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When the headphones are
connected:
HP 2CH
The normal sound field for
headphones.
Singing along: Karaoke
HP VIRTUAL*
The sound field for headphones with
virtual surround effect. This sound
field is only effective when you play
back multi channel sources.
You can enjoy Karaoke by setting the
system to Karaoke Mode.
* These sound fields cannot be selected
when:
 the system is in standby for tape
recording or during tape recording.
 a microphone is connected.
 the Karaoke Mode is turned on.
(DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/-RW in VR
mode, VIDEO CD, MP3 audio tracks
(including those on an USB device), and
DivX video files only)
Notes
Depending on the disc, the surround effect
may not be as much as expected.
For MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D, if “NONE” is
selected in surround speaker setup, no sound
will be output from the surround speakers
even if “LINK” is selected.
You cannot change the sound field when
transferring or recording to the USB device.
Preparing for karaoke
1 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly to select “DVD” or
“USB” (or press DVD  or USB
 on the unit).
2 Turn MIC LEVEL  on the
unit to “MIN” to reduce the
microphone volume.
3 Connect a microphone to MIC
jack  on the unit.
The Karaoke Mode is turned on.
“KARAOKE MODE: ON” appears on
the TV screen and “” appears in
the display.
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4 Start playing the music and
adjust the volume.
DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/-RW in VR
mode, DivX video files:
The system outputs the audio format
that you have selected.
AUDIO CD, VIDEO CD, MP3 audio
tracks:
The audio setting automatically
changes to “1/L” and the system
outputs the left channel audio.
If you want to hear vocal:
Press AUDIO  repeatedly to select
another audio channel.
5 Start singing along with
Notes
The sound input from the microphone is not
output from the DVD DIGITAL OUT jack
(MHC-GZR7D only).
Karaoke Mode is automatically turned off
when you:
 turn off the system.
 change the function (except for the
“DVD” function or “USB” function).
 connect the headphones.
If howling occurs:
 move the microphone away from the
speakers.
 change the direction of the microphone.
 lower the MIC LEVEL  or ECHO
LEVEL .
 press VOLUME  repeatedly (or
turn MASTER VOLUME on the unit
counterclockwise) .
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the music and adjust the
microphone volume by turning
MIC LEVEL .
To turn off the Karaoke Mode
Disconnect the microphone or press
KARAOKE MODE . “KARAOKE
MODE: OFF” appears on the TV screen.
Other operations
To
Adjust the
microphone
volume
Adjust the
microphone
echo
Cancel the echo
effect
Do this
Turn MIC LEVEL 
on the unit.
Turn ECHO LEVEL 
on the unit.
Turn ECHO LEVEL 
on the unit to “MIN.”
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“Dolby Digital Karaoke” format
(DVD VIDEO only)
The Dolby Digital format, which
reproduces surround sound using
5 channels, can also contain the
“Dolby Digital Karaoke” format
which is specialized for karaoke. In
the “Dolby Digital Karaoke” format
discs, guide melody and guide vocal
tracks are recorded in addition to the
accompaniment. You can select them
when Karaoke Mode is turned on.
Speaker output in normal Dolby
Digital format (5 channel)
Front (L)
Center
Front (R)
Speaker output in “Dolby Digital
Karaoke” format
Accompaniment
Accompaniment
Front (L)
Center
Front (R)
Guide melody
Surround (L)
Surround (R)
Guide vocal 1
Guide vocal 2
You can select any of these.
You can check the audio information by
pressing AUDIO  (page 41). When
playing a “Dolby Digital Karaoke” disc,
“” appears at the current audio format.
Example:
Surround (L)
Surround (R)
2/0: Recorded only with accompaniment.
3/0: Recorded with guide melody.
3/1: Recorded with guide melody and one guide vocal.
3/2: Recorded with guide melody and two guide vocals.
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Changing the key
 Key Control
You can change the key to suit your vocal
range, except when the system is in stop
mode.
Press KEY CONTROL /  to suit
your vocal range in Karaoke mode.
You can adjust the key higher or lower in
13 steps (6 – 6).
Notes
 “Karaoke Pon”
You can enjoy karaoke with a stereorecorded disc, even if it is a non-karaoke
disc, by reducing the sound of the vocals.
Press KARAOKE PON  in Karaoke
mode.
To cancel “Karaoke Pon” mode
Press KARAOKE PON  again.
Notes
This function may not work well when:
 only a few instruments are playing.
 a duet is playing.
 the vocals on the disc deviate from the
center.
 playing monaural-recorded discs (the
accompaniment is also reduced).
 playing multiplex discs.
During “Karaoke Pon” mode, the stereo effect
is reduced.
“Karaoke Pon” mode is automatically
canceled when:
 you turn off the system.
 you change the function.
you change the disc.
 you open the disc tray.
 you press AUDIO .
 you set “VOCAL SELECT” to other than
“OFF.”
 you cancel Karaoke mode.
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Depending on the disc, you may not be able
to change the key.
The key automatically returns to the original
key when:
 you turn off the system.
 you change the function.
 you change the disc.
 the disc tray is opened.
 you stop playback.
 the title or track changes.
 you change the folder.
 the play item is changed during PBC
playback.
 you perform Lock Search.
 you cancel Karaoke mode.
 DVD layer is changed.
Playing karaoke with any
stereo disc
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Selecting the vocals
 Vocal Select (DVD VIDEO/
VIDEO CD/CD only)
When playing a DVD with the “Dolby
Digital Karaoke” format in Karaoke
mode, you can turn on or off the guide
vocal recorded in the karaoke track.
When playing a VIDEO CD or AUDIO
CD in Karaoke mode, you can listen to
the vocals.
You can also change the guide vocal
channel. You can select different kinds
of vocals.
1 Press
DISPLAY  in Karaoke
mode.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
select
(VOCAL SELECT),
then press ENTER .
The options for “VOCAL SELECT”
appear on the TV screen.
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3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select the desired vocal channel.
The output channel changes as
follows.
The default setting is underlined.
When playing a DVD VIDEO
 OFF: Turns off the guide vocal.
 1+2: Guide vocal 1+2
 1: Guide vocal 1
 2: Guide vocal 2
When playing a VIDEO CD or
AUDIO CD
 OFF: Turns off the guide vocal.
 L+R: The same sound is output
from both speakers.
 STEREO: The standard stereo
sound
When playing a Super VCD
 OFF: Turns off the guide vocal.
 1:L+R: The same sound of the
audio track 1 is output from both
speakers.
 1:STEREO: The stereo sound of the
audio track 1
 2:L+R: The same sound of the
audio track 2 is output from both
speakers.
 2:STEREO: The stereo sound of the
audio track 2
4 Press ENTER .
Notes
When playing a DVD VIDEO, the function
works only with the “Dolby Digital Karaoke”
format.
Depending on the disc, you may not be able
to change the guide vocal channel.
The channel returns to the default setting
when:
 you turn off the system.
 you change the function.
 you change the disc.
 you open the disc tray.
 you press AUDIO .
 you cancel Karaoke mode.
 you set “Karaoke Pon” mode to on.
When playing a DVD VIDEO recorded only
with one kind of guide vocal, select “1.”
 Score Mode
When karaoke mode is turned on, you
can use the scoring mode.
Your score is calculated by comparing
your voice with the music source.
1 Press
DISPLAY  in Karaoke
mode.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
select
(SCORE MODE),
then press ENTER .
The options for “SCORE MODE”
appear on the TV screen.
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select a setting.
The default setting is underlined.
 BEGINNER 1: Beginner level. The
score updates every 3 seconds.
 BEGINNER 2: Beginner level.
 EXPERT 1: Advance level. The
score updates every 3 seconds.
 EXPERT 2: Advance level.
 DEMO: Demonstration mode.
The score is displayed regardless of
singing.
4 Press ENTER .
5 Start playing the music.
6 Press SCORE  before singing a
song in Karaoke mode.
The previous highest score appears
on the TV screen and the display
changes as follows according to the
level selected for “SCORE MODE.”
: When you select “BEGINNER
1” or “EXPERT 1.”
: When you select “BEGINNER
2” or “EXPERT 2.”
: When you select “DEMO.”
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Selecting the scoring mode
2 Press  or   repeatedly to
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7 After singing for more than a
minute, press SCORE  again to
view your score.
Your score is calculated from a scale
of 0 to 99.
Your score is displayed for 5 seconds,
during which time the system enters
pause mode.
After your score, the ranking is
displayed as follows:
– The ranking is displayed as a list
with top 3 scores.
– Your score and ranking for the last
song flash.
– If you are in the top 10, your
ranking is displayed. If not, “10+” is
displayed.
– If your score is “0,” your score is not
displayed in the ranking list.
Notes
The highest score is reset when the system is
turned off.
The “SCORE MODE” function may be
canceled when certain remote buttons are
pressed.
In some cases, you may not be able to use the
scoring mode.
Tip
The “SCORE MODE” setting is automatically
changed to “BEGINNER 1” when the system
is turned off.
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Other Operations
Using the timer
Falling asleep to music
 Sleep Timer
You can set the system to turn off after a
certain time, so that you can fall asleep
to music.
Press SLEEP  repeatedly to select
the time you want.
Setting the timer
 Play Timer/Rec Timer
For Play Timer:
You can select one of the following
music sources.
Disc: Load a disc.
USB: Connect an USB device.
Tape: Load a tape with the side you
want to play facing forward.
Tuner: Tune in the preset station you
want.
Then press VOLUME +/ (or turn
MASTER VOLUME on the unit) 
to adjust the volume.
For Rec Timer:
Tune in the preset radio station you
want.
2 Press TIMER MENU .
3 Press  or   repeatedly to
select “PLAY SET” or “REC SET,”
then press ENTER .
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes in the display.
Play Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset
time.
Rec Timer
You can record from a preset radio
station at a specified time.
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Other Operations
You cannot activate both the Play Timer
and the Rec Timer at the same time.
Make sure you have set the clock (see
“Setting the clock” (page 33)).
1 Prepare the sound source.
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4 Set the time to start playback or
recording.
Press  or   repeatedly to set the
hour, then press ENTER .
The minute indication flashes in the
display. Use the procedure above to
set the minute. “OFF” appears and the
hour indication flashes in the display.
5 Set the time to stop playback
or recording using the same
procedure as step 4.
6 Select the sound source or
prepare the tape or USB device.
For Play Timer:
Press  or   repeatedly until
the music source (DVD, USB, tape
or tuner) you want appears in the
display, then press ENTER . The
display will show the timer settings.
For Rec Timer:
The display will show the timer
settings.
When recording to a tape, perform
steps 1 through 5 of “Recording onto
a tape” (page 75).
When you record on both sides, be
sure to start from the front side. If you
start from the reverse side, recording
stops at the end of reverse side.
When recording to an USB device,
perform steps 1 and 2 of “Listening to
music of an USB device” (page 85).
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7 Press   to turn off the
system.
Be sure to turn off the system at least
120 seconds before the preset time.
Other operations
To
Check the
setting
Do this
1 Press TIMER MENU
.
“TIMER SELECT”
flashes in the display.
2 Press ENTER .
3 Press  or  
repeatedly to select
“PLAY SELECT” or
“REC SELECT,” then
press ENTER .
Start from step 1.
Change the
setting
Cancel the Play 1 Press TIMER MENU
Timer or Rec
.
Timer
“TIMER SELECT”
flashes in the display.
2 Press ENTER .
3 Press  or  
repeatedly to select
“TIMER OFF,” then
press ENTER .
Notes
If you use the Play Timer or Rec Timer and
the Sleep Timer at the same time, the Sleep
Timer has priority.
The Play Timer and Rec Timer will not be
activated if the system is turned on or if
“STANDBY” flashes in the display.
The volume is reduced to minimum during
Rec Timer.
When you set the Rec Timer, the system
turns on 90 seconds before the preset time.
When you set the Play Timer, the system
turns on 30 seconds before the preset time.
Do not operate the system from the time the
system turns on until the play or recording
starts.
Tip
You can perform the timer settings by using
OPTIONS , OPERATION DIAL  and
ENTER  on the unit.
Changing the display
Turning off the display
 Power Saving Mode
The demonstration display and the clock
display can be turned off to minimize
the amount of power consumed during
standby mode (Power Saving Mode).
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly while
the system is turned off.
Demonstration1) 
No display (Power Saving Mode) 
Clock2)  Demonstration  …
The display changes and the indicators flash
even when the system is turned off.
The clock display automatically turns to
Power Saving Mode after 8 seconds.
1)
2)
You cannot perform the following operations
during Power Saving Mode:
 Setting the clock (page 33).
 Changing the AM tuning interval (Except
for Russian and Saudi Arabian models)
(page 72).
 Changing the color system (Except for
Russian and Latin American models)
(page 27).
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Other Operations
Note
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Changing the power
illuminator
Press ILLUMINATION  on the
unit repeatedly to change the
illumination pattern around
MASTER VOLUME  on the unit.
Each time you press the button, the
display changes as follows:
PATTERN 1  PATTERN 2 
PATTERN 3  PATTERN OFF 
PATTERN 1  …
Viewing information
about the disc
Viewing information about the
disc in the front panel display
Press DISPLAY .
Each time you press DISPLAY , the
display changes from      
…
 Disc information
 Clock display (for 8 seconds)
 Effect name (for 4 seconds)
Checking the elapsed playing time,
remaining time and titles
Press TIME/TEXT  during playback.
Each time you press TIME/TEXT , the
display changes from     … 
…
When playing a DVD VIDEO or DVDR/-RW in VR mode:
When the menu or the title without a
chapter is played back
 Elapsed playing time of the menu
or the current title
 Disc title1)
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When a chapter other than above
condition is played back
 Elapsed playing time of the current
title
 Remaining time of the current title
 Elapsed playing time of the current
chapter
 Remaining time of the current
chapter
 Disc title1)2)
When playing an AUDIO CD or VIDEO
CD without PBC function:
 Elapsed playing time of the current
track
 Remaining time of the current track
 Elapsed playing time of the disc3)
 Remaining time of the disc3)
 Track name1)4)
When playing MP3 audio tracks or
DivX video files on a DATA CD/DVD:
 Elapsed playing time of the current
track/file
 Track/file name5)6)
Press TIME/TEXT  repeatedly when
playback is stopped.
Each time you press TIME/TEXT ,
the display changes from    
…
DVD VIDEO or DVD-R/-RW in VR
mode:
 Total number of titles on the disc
 Disc title1)
AUDIO CD or VIDEO CD without PBC
playback:
 Total number of the tracks on the disc
and the total playing time of the disc
 Disc title1)
VIDEO CD with PBC playback:
 Total number of scenes on the disc
 Disc title1)4)
“NO TEXT” appears in the display if the
DVD VIDEO is not a DVD-TEXT disc, the
AUDIO CD is not a CD-TEXT disc or the
VIDEO CD does not have text information.
2)
The current chapter number and the current
title number are displayed for 2 seconds
before the display returns to the elapsed
playing time.
3)
When Program Play or Shuffle Play is
turned on, the elapsed playing time and the
remaining time of the disc would be skipped.
1)
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Other Operations
When playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
function:
 Elapsed playing time of the current
scene
 Disc title1)4)
Checking the total playing time and
titles
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The current track number and the current
index number (for a disc without PBC) or the
current scene number (for a disc with PBC)
are displayed for 2 seconds before the display
returns to the elapsed playing time.
5)
When playing DivX video files, the current
folder number and the current file number
are displayed for 2 seconds before the display
returns to elapsed playing time when you
press TIME/TEXT  during display of title
of the file.
6)
If an MP3 audio track has the ID3 tag, the
system will display an album name or title
name from the ID3 tag information.
The system supports ID3 ver 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3.
ID3 ver 2.2/2.3 tag information display has
priority when both ID3 ver 1.0/1.1 and ver
2.2/2.3 tags are used for a single MP3 audio
track.
4)
Viewing information about the
disc in the on-screen display
Press TIME/TEXT .
Each time you press TIME/TEXT
 while playing the disc, the display
changes from     …  
…
The time display that you can view on the
TV screen depends on the disc you are
playing.
T: title or track
C: chapter
D: disc
Bit rate
Notes
If you play back a disc containing JPEG
image files only, “JPEG” or “NO AUDIO”
appears in the display.
You cannot use TIME/TEXT  to change
the display of disc information when:
 a JPEG image file is played back.
 playback is stopped for DATA CD/DVD
with MP3 audio tracks and/or JPEG
image files.
 playback is stopped for DATA CD/DVD
with DivX video files.
If the MP3 audio track title contains
characters which cannot be displayed, these
characters will be displayed as “_”.
The elapsed playing time of MP3 audio tracks
and DivX video files may not be displayed
correctly.
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Time information
Folder name*
Track/file name*
* If an MP3 audio track has the ID3 tag, the
system will display an album name or title
name from the ID3 tag information.
The system supports ID3 ver 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3.
ID3 ver 2.2/2.3 tag information display has
priority when both ID3 ver 1.0/1.1 and ver
2.2/2.3 tags are used for a single MP3 audio
track.
Note
The Control Menu display will show different
items depending on the disc type.
When playing a DVD VIDEO or DVDR/-RW in VR mode:
 Elapsed playing time of the current
title
 Remaining time of the current title
 Elapsed playing time of the current
chapter
 Remaining time of the current chapter
 Elapsed playing time of the current
title and disc title
When playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
function:
 Elapsed playing time of the current
scene
 Disc title
When playing MP3 audio tracks or
DivX video files on a DATA CD/DVD:
Elapsed playing time of the current track/
file and folder/track/file name*
* If an MP3 audio track has the ID3 tag, the
system will display an album name or title
name from the ID3 tag information. The
system supports ID3 ver 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3.
ID3 ver 2.2/2.3 tag information display has
priority when both ID3 ver 1.0/1.1 and ver
2.2/2.3 tags are used for a single MP3 audio
track.
Notes
Only alphabet letters, numbers and some
symbols can be displayed.
Depending on the disc, the system can only
display a limited number of characters.
For MP3 audio tracks with format other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, folder name
and track name may not be displayed.
Other Operations
When playing an AUDIO CD or VIDEO
CD without PBC function:
 Elapsed playing time of the current
track
 Remaining time of the current track
 Elapsed playing time of the disc
 Remaining time of the disc
 Elapsed playing time of the current
track and track name
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Displaying the audio information of
the disc
(DVD VIDEO and DivX video files only)
When you press AUDIO  repeatedly
during playback, the format of the
current audio signal is displayed on the
TV screen.
When playing a DVD VIDEO:
For example, in Dolby Digital format,
multiple signals ranging from monaural
to 5.1 channel signals can be recorded on
a DVD VIDEO.
Checking the date information
of JPEG image files
You can check the date information
during playback when “Exif ”* tag is
recorded in the JPEG image files.
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly
during playback.
The Control Menu appears.
5( 8)
10( 15)
1 8 /9 /2 0 0 2
Example:
For Dolby Digital 5.1 channel:
Date information
2 Surround components
1 LFE (Low Frequency
Effect) component
2 Front components +
1 Center component
When playing a DivX video file:
Example:
MP3 audio track
Bit rate
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DATA CD JPEG
* “Exchangeable Image File Format” is a
digital camera image format defined by
the “Japan Electronics & Information
Technology Industries Association” (JEITA).
Note
The date information format varies depending
on the area.
Hooking up optional
components
MHC-GZR8D
To enhance your system, you can connect
optional components. Refer to the
operating instructions provided with
each component.
Rear panel
MHC-GZR9D
MHC-GZR7D
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VIDEO/SAT AUDIO IN L/R jacks
Connect the audio output jacks of an
optional component (such as VCR or
satellite tuner).
VIDEO/SAT VIDEO IN jack
Connect the video output jack of an
optional component (such as VCR or
satellite tuner).
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
Connect the component video input
jacks of the TV or projector. If your
TV accept progressive format signals,
you must use this connection and set
“PROGRESSIVE (COMPONENT
OUT)” to “ON” (page 28). You can
enjoy higher quality video images.
Note
You cannot output the video signal
from the VIDEO/SAT VIDEO IN
jack through the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks of this unit.
VIDEO OUT jack
Connect the video input jack of the
TV or projector.
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S VIDEO OUT jack
Connect the S Video input jack of the
TV or projector. You can enjoy higher
quality video images when you select
the S VIDEO.
Note
You cannot output the video signal
from the VIDEO/SAT VIDEO IN
jack through the S VIDEO OUT jack
of this unit.
DMPORT (DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT)
Connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter (not supplied). You need to
connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter to an optional audio device
(portable audio player, etc.).
Notes
Available DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapters vary in each area.
Do not connect an adapter other than the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
Do not connect or disconnect the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to/from
the DMPORT while the system is on.
When using a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter (not supplied) that has video
output function, connect the adapter
directly to the TV.
D-LIGHT SYNC OUT jack
(Except for Russian and
Australian models)
Connect the D-LIGHT SYNC
controller (not supplied). You need
to connect the D-LIGHT SYNC
controller to the lighting device* (not
supplied). The lighting device will
react according to control signals
transmitted by the D-LIGHT SYNC
controller upon receiving music
source from the system. For details
on the use of D-LIGHT SYNC
controller and lighting device, refer to
the respective operating instructions
supplied with the respective device.
* Refer to the D-LIGHT SYNC
controller operating instruction for the
recommended lighting device.
DVD DIGITAL OUT jack (MHC-
GZR7D only)
Connect the digital optical input jack
of an optional digital component
(such as amplifier). You can enjoy
5.1 channel sound, if the connected
amplifier equipped with Dolby Digital
or DTS decoder.
Notes
Sound is output only when the system
function is set to “DVD” or “USB.”
If you press AUDIO , SOUND FIELD
 or the buttons related to Karaoke
Mode, or if you connect or disconnect
microphones or headphones, the sound
cuts off for a moment.
Note
Other Operations
The lighting effect may be different
depending on the connected lighting
device or the type of music being played
back.
SUBWOOFER OUT jack (MHC-
GZR8D/GZR7D only)
Connect the audio input jack of an
optional subwoofer*.
* SA-GNV111D is recommended. In some
areas, the SA-GNV111D may not yet be
available.
Note
The effect may be limited or noise may
occur depending on the connected
subwoofer or the type of music being
played back.
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Listening to a connected VCR or
satellite tuner
1 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly (or press VIDEO/SAT
 on the unit) to select “VIDEO”
or “SAT.”
2 Start playing the connected
component.
To switch between the “VIDEO” and
“SAT” function
Hold down VIDEO/SAT  on the unit
and press OPTIONS  on the unit while
the system is on. The system switches
the function from “VIDEO” to “SAT” or
vice versa.
Note
If the sound is distorted or too loud when
“VIDEO” is selected, change the function to
“SAT.”
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Using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter
1 Press FUNCTION +/ 
repeatedly (or press DMPORT 
on the unit) to select “DMPORT.”
2 Start playing the connected
component.
The sound from the connected
component is played on the system.
For operation details, see the
operating instructions of the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (not
supplied).
Note
Depending on the type of DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter (not supplied), you may be able
to operate the connected component using
either the buttons on the remote or the unit.
Enjoying the multi channel
sound with the optional
amplifier (MHC-GZR7D only)
1 Connect the digital optical cord.
See “Hooking up optional
components” (page 113).
2 Connect the speakers (not
supplied) to an optional
amplifier equipped with a
decoder.
For the speakers placement, refer to
the operating instructions supplied
with the connected amplifier.
3 Start playing a multi channel
source, such as a DVD VIDEO.
4 Select the audio format you
See “Changing the sound” (page 41).
Other Operations
want.
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Should you encounter a problem with
your system, do the following:
1 Make sure the power cord and
speaker cords are connected
correctly and firmly.
2 Find your problem in the
troubleshooting checklist below and
take the indicated corrective action.
If the problem persists after doing all
of the above, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
If the STANDBY indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the power cord,
and check the following items.
If your system has a voltage
selector, is the voltage selector set
to the correct voltage?
Are you using only the supplied
speakers?
Are the + and  speaker cords
short-circuited?
Is anything blocking the ventilation
holes on the rear of the system?
After the STANDBY indicator 
stops flashing, reconnect the power
cord, and turn on the system. If the
issue persists, contact your nearest
Sony dealer.
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General
The display starts flashing as soon
as you plug in the power cord even
though you have not turned on the
system.
Press DISPLAY  once while the
system is off. The demonstration
disappears.
“– –:– –” appears in the display.
A power failure has occurred. Set the
clock (page 33) and timer settings
(page 105) again.
The system does not turn on.
Is the power cord plugged in?
Is the voltage selector set correctly to
match the local power line voltage?
(For models with a voltage selector
only)
The clock or timer setting is canceled.
The power cord is disconnected or a
power failure occurred. Redo “Setting
the clock” (page 33). If you have set
the timer, redo “Using the timer” (page
105).
There is no sound.
Press VOLUME + repeatedly (or
turn MASTER VOLUME on the unit
clockwise) .
The headphones are connected to the
PHONES jack .
Check the speaker connections
(page 23).
There is no audio output during Rec
Timer.
The system is in pause mode, in Slowmotion Play or in Lock Search. Press
 (or  on the unit)  to start
the playback.
No sound is output when transferring
music to the USB device.
There is no microphone sound.
Press VOLUME + repeatedly (or
turn MASTER VOLUME on the unit
clockwise)  or turn MIC LEVEL
 on the unit clockwise to adjust the
microphone volume.
Make sure the microphone is
connected to the MIC jack 
correctly.
Make sure the microphone is turned
on.
The timer does not function.
Check the timer setting and set the
correct time (page 105).
Cancel the Sleep Timer function.
There is acoustic feedback.
Reduce the volume.
Move the microphone away from the
speakers or change the direction of the
microphone.
The color irregularity on a TV screen
persists.
Turn off the TV set once, then turn it
on after 15 to 30 minutes. If the color
irregularity still persists, place the
speakers farther away from the TV set.
The sound from the component
connected to the VIDEO/SAT AUDIO
IN L/R jacks is distorted.
If “VIDEO” appears in the display
when you press VIDEO/SAT  on the
unit, switch the display to “SAT” (see
“To switch between the “VIDEO” and
“SAT” function” (page 116)).
“THEATRE SYNC” function does not
work.
If distance between the TV and this
unit is too far, this function may not
work. Install the unit near the TV.
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There is severe hum or noise.
A TV or VCR is placed too close to the
unit. Move the unit away from the TV
or VCR.
Move the unit away from the source of
noise.
Connect the unit to a different wall
outlet.
Install a noise filter (commercially
available) to the power cord.
The remote does not function.
Remove the obstacles between the
remote and the unit.
Move the remote closer to the unit.
Point the remote at the unit’s sensor.
Replace the batteries (R6/size AA).
Locate the unit away from the
fluorescent light.
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Speakers
Sound comes from one channel or
unbalanced left and right volume.
Place the speakers as symmetrically as
possible.
Check that the speakers are connected
securely and correctly.
The source being played back is
monaural.
Sound lacks bass.
Check that the speaker’s + and 
terminals are connected correctly.
The sound comes from the center
speaker only (MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D
only).
Depending on the disc, the sound may
come from the center speaker only.
There is no sound from the
subwoofer.
Make sure that “SUBWOOFER” setting
is set to “YES.”
Set the subwoofer level to the
appropriate level.
No sound is produced from the
subwoofer when you play back a DVD
VIDEO that does not have subwoofer
output recorded.
Check that the subwoofer is connected
securely and correctly.
For MHC-GZR9D, check that the
SUBWOOFER indicator  on the unit
is lit.
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There is no sound from the center/
surround speaker (MHC-GZR9D/
GZR8D only).
Set the center/surround speaker level
to the appropriate level.
The software being played back has
limited sound effects. Check the
volume with the test tone (page 70).
Check that the center/surround
speakers are connected securely and
correctly.
Make sure that “SURROUND” is set to
“SIDE” or “BEHIND.”
Make sure that “CENTER” is set to
“YES.”
Disc Player
The disc does not eject and “LOCKED”
appears in the display.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
The disc tray  does not close.
Load the disc correctly.
Always close the disc tray  by
pressing  OPEN/CLOSE  on the
unit. Do not forcibly push the disc
tray to close it as this may cause a
malfunction.
The disc does not eject.
You cannot eject the disc when
performing CD Synchro Recording or
when transferring music from a disc.
Press   to cancel the operation,
then press  OPEN/CLOSE  on the
unit to eject the disc.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Playback does not start.
Check whether a disc is loaded.
Wipe the disc clean (page 133).
Reload the disc.
Load the disc that this system can play
back (page 7).
Load the disc on the disc tray  with
the label side facing up.
Remove the disc and wipe away the
moisture on the disc, then leave the
system turned on for a few hours until
the moisture evaporates.
Press  (or  on the unit)  to
start playback.
The region code on the DVD VIDEO
does not match the system.
Playback starts automatically.
The DVD VIDEO features an auto
playback function.
Playback stops automatically.
Some discs may contain an auto pause
signal. While playing such a disc, the
playback stops at auto pause signal.
You cannot perform some functions
such as Stop, Lock Search, Slowmotion Play, Repeat Play, Shuffle Play
or Program Play.
Depending on the disc, you may not
be able to do some of the operations
above. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the disc.
The DATA CD/DVD (MP3 audio
track/JPEG image file/DivX video file)
cannot be played back.
The DATA CD is not recorded in a
format that conforms to ISO 9660
Level 1, Level 2, or Joliet (expansion
format).
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The sound skips.
Wipe the disc clean (page 133).
Reload the disc.
Move the unit to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable
stand).
Move the speakers away from the
unit, or place them on separate stands.
When you listen to a track with bass
sounds at high volume, the speaker
vibration may cause the sound to skip.
Playback does not start from the first
track.
Shuffle Play mode, Program Play mode
or Repeat Play mode is selected.
Resume Play has been selected. Press
  twice. Then, press  (or 
on the unit)  to start playback (page
43).
The title of DVD VIDEO or PBC
menu automatically appears on the TV
screen.
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The DATA DVD is not recorded
in a format that conforms to UDF
(Universal Disk Format).
The MP3 audio track does not have the
extension “.mp3”.
The data is not stored in the desired
format.
The MP3 audio tracks in format other
than MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3 cannot be
played back.
The system can play back to a depth of
8 folders only.
For MP3 audio tracks/JPEG image
files, check the “MODE (MUSIC,
IMAGE)” setting (page 55).
The disc contains more than 200
folders.
The folder contains more than 150
tracks/files.
The JPEG image file does not have the
extension “.jpg” or “.jpeg”.
The JPEG image file is larger than
3,072 (width) × 2,048 (height) in
normal mode, or more than 2,000,000
pixels in Progressive JPEG mode which
is mainly used on the Internet website.
JPEG image files with a high width to
length ratio cannot be played back.
For MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, the DATA CD/DVD contains a
DivX video file.
The DivX video file does not have the
extension “.avi” or “.divx”.
The DivX video file is larger than 720
(width) × 576 (height).
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The MP3 audio tracks take longer
time to play back than others.
After the system reads all the tracks on
the disc, playback may take more time
than usual if:
 the number of folders or tracks on
the disc is very large.
 the folder and track organization
structure is very complex.
“Data error” appears on the TV
screen when playing a DATA CD/DVD.
The MP3 audio track/JPEG image file
you want to play is broken.
The data is not MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3
data.
The JPEG image file format does not
conform to DCF.
The JPEG image file has the extension
“.jpg” or “.jpeg”, but is not in JPEG
format.
The DivX video file has the extension
“.avi” or “.divx”, but is not in DivX
format.
The DivX video file does not conform
to a DivX Certified profile.
The disc title, CD-TEXT and DVD-TEXT
characters do not appear properly.
Use a disc that conforms to the
ISO 9660 Level 1, Level 2, or Joliet
(expansion).
The character code that can be
displayed by this system are as follows:
 Upper cases (A to Z)
 Numbers (0 to 9)
 Symbols (< > * +, ? / [ ] \ _)
Other characters appear as “_”.
The surround effect is difficult to hear
when you are playing a Dolby Digital
or MPEG audio sound track.
Make sure the sound field is set
properly (page 95).
Check the speaker connection
(page 23).
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the
output signal may not be the entire 5.1
channel. It may be monaural or stereo,
even if the sound track is recorded in
Dolby Digital or MPEG audio format.
The sound loses stereo effect when
you play back a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
CD, AUDIO CD, MP3 audio track or
DivX video file.
Unplug the microphone or press
KARAOKE MODE  repeatedly until
“” disappears from the display.
Make sure the system is connected
properly.
Check the speaker connection
(page 23).
USB device
Transferring or recording results in
an error.
You are using an unsupported
USB device. Refer to “Compatible
USB devices” (supplement) for the
supported device types.
Turn off the system and remove the
USB device. If the USB device has a
power switch, turn the USB device
off and then on again after removing
it from the system. Then perform
transferring again.
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Additional Information
You cannot start transferring or
recording to an USB device.
The following problems may have
occurred.
The USB device is full.
The number of tracks and folders
on the USB device has reached the
upper limit.
The USB device is write-protected.
Transferring or recording is stopped
before it is finished.
You are using an unsupported
USB device. Refer to “Compatible
USB devices” (supplement) for the
supported device types.
The USB device is not formatted
correctly. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the USB
device for how to format.
Turn off the system and remove the
USB device. If the USB device has a
power switch, turn the USB device
off and then on again after removing
it from the system. Then perform
transferring again.
If the transfer, recording and erase
operations are repeated multiple times,
the file structure within the USB device
becomes fragmented. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with
the USB device for how to deal with
this problem. If the problem persists,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
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The USB device was disconnected or
the power was turned off during the
transfer process. Delete the partiallytransferred track or partially-recorded
track, and perform transferring or
recording again. If this does not fix
the problem, the USB device may
be broken. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the USB
device for how to deal with this
problem. If the problem persists,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
Tracks or folders on the USB device
cannot be erased.
Check if the USB device is
writeprotected.
The USB device was disconnected or
the power was turned off during the
erase operation. Delete the partiallyerased track. If this does not fix
the problem, the USB device may
be broken. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the USB
device for how to deal with this
problem. If the problem persists,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
Are you using a supported USB
device?
If you connect an unsupported
USB device, the following problems
may occur. Refer to “Compatible
USB devices” (supplement) for the
supported device types.
The USB device is not recognized.
Track, file or folder names are not
displayed on this system.
Playback is not possible.
The sound skips.
There is noise.
A distorted sound is output.
Transferring or recording stops
before it is finished.
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“OVER CURRENT” appears.
A problem has been detected with the
level of electrical current from the
(USB) port . Turn off the system and
remove the USB device from the
(USB) port . Make sure there is no
problem with the USB device. If this
display pattern persists, contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
There is no sound.
The USB device is not connected
correctly. Turn off the system and
reconnect the USB device, then turn
on the system and check if “USB
MEMORY” lights up.
There is noise, skipping, or distorted
sound.
Turn off the system, then reconnect the
USB device.
The music data itself contains noise, or
the sound is distorted. Noise may have
entered during the transfer process or
recording. Delete the track, and try
transferring or recording again.
The bit rate used when encoding audio
files was low. Send audio files with
higher bit rate to the USB device.
The USB device cannot be connected
into the
(USB) port .
The USB device is being connected
backwards. Connect the USB device in
the correct orientation.
“READING” is displayed for an
extended time, or it takes a long time
before playback starts.
The reading process can take a long
time in the following cases.
There are many folders, tracks or
files on the USB device.
The file structure is extremely
complex.
The memory capacity is excessive.
The file size is extremely large.
The internal memory is fragmented.
Thus, we recommend following these
guidelines.
Total folders on USB device: 200 or
less
Total tracks or files per folder: 150 or
less
“Data error” appears on the display
when playing an USB device.
The audio track/JPEG image file you
want to play is broken.
The JPEG image file format does not
conform to DCF.
The JPEG image file has the extension
“.jpg” or “.jpeg”, but is not in JPEG
format.
Play does not start.
Turn off the system and reconnect the
USB device, then turn on the system.
Connect the supported USB device
(Refer to “Compatible USB devices”
(supplement)).
Press  (or  on the unit)  to
start play.
Play does not start from the first
track.
Set the play mode to Normal Play
mode.
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Additional Information
Erroneous display
Send the music data to the USB device
again, as the data stored in the USB
device may have been corrupted.
The character code that can be
displayed by this system are as follows:
 Upper cases (A to Z)
 Numbers (0 to 9)
 Symbols (< > * +, ? / [ ] \ _)
Other characters appear as “_”.
The USB device is not recognized.
Turn off the system and reconnect the
USB device, then turn on the system.
Connect the supported USB device
(Refer to “Compatible USB devices”
(supplement)).
The USB device does not work
properly. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the USB
device for how to deal with this
problem. If the problem persists,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
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Tracks or files cannot be played back.
The MP3 audio track does not have the
extension “.mp3”.
The WMA audio track does not have
the extension “.wma”.
The AAC audio track does not have the
extension “.m4a”.
The audio track is not stored in MP3/
WMA/AAC format.
The JPEG image file does not have the
extension “.jpg” or “.jpeg”.
The JPEG image file is larger than
3,072 (width) × 2,048 (height) in
normal mode, or more than 2,000,000
pixels in Progressive JPEG mode which
is mainly used on the Internet website.
JPEG image files with a high width to
length ratio cannot be played back.
Check the “MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)”
setting (page 87, 88).
USB device formatted with file systems
other than FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32 are
unsupported.*
The MP3 audio tracks in format other
than MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3 cannot be
played back.
A WMA audio track that is the WMA
DRM, WMA Lossless, or WMA PRO
format cannot be played back.
An AAC audio track that is the AAC
DRM or AAC Lossless format cannot
be played back.
AAC audio tracks encoded at 96 kHz
cannot be played back.
If you use a partitioned USB device,
only tracks or files on the first partition
can be played.
The system can play back to a depth of
8 folders only.
The number of folders has exceeded
200.
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The number of tracks or files has
exceeded 150.
Tracks or files that are encrypted or
protected by passwords, etc. cannot be
played back.
* This system supports FAT12, FAT16 and
FAT32, but some USB devices may not
support all of these FAT. For details, see the
operating instructions of each USB device or
contact the manufacturer.
Picture
There is no picture.
The “VIDEO/SAT” function is
selected, but there is no input signal.
Check that the system is connected
securely.
The video cord is damaged. Replace it
with a new one.
Make sure you connect the unit to the
video input jack of your TV (page 26).
Make sure you turn on the TV and
operate the TV correctly.
Make sure you select the video input
on the TV so that you can view the
pictures from the system.
Make sure you set the color system
correctly, according to your TV’s color
system (Except for Russian and Latin
American models).
Make sure you connect the unit and
your TV using only the supplied video
cord.
Set “PROGRESSIVE (COMPONENT
OUT)” to “OFF” if you connect your
TV to the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks and your TV cannot accept
progressive signal.
You have set to progressive format
but your TV cannot accept the signal
in progressive format. In this case,
connect the VIDEO OUT jack or the
S-VIDEO OUT jack to the TV and set
to the Interlace format (page 28).
Even if your TV is compatible with
progressive format (525p/625p)
signals, the image may be affected
when you set to progressive format. In
this case, set to interlace format (the
default setting) (page 28).
The aspect ratio of the TV screen
cannot be changed even though
you can set “TV TYPE” under “VIDEO
SETUP” in the Setup Menu when you
play back a wide picture.
The aspect ratio is fixed on your DVD
VIDEO.
If you connect the unit with the S
Video cord, connect directly to the TV.
Otherwise, you may not change the
aspect ratio.
Depending on the TV, you may not
change the aspect ratio.
Messages do not appear on the TV
screen in the language you want.
Select the language you want for the
on-screen display in “OSD” under
“LANGUAGE SETUP” in the Setup
Menu (page 64).
The language for the sound track
cannot be changed.
Multilingual tracks are not recorded on
the DVD VIDEO being played back.
The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing
the language for the sound track.
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Additional Information
Picture noise appears.
Wipe the disc clean (page 133).
If video signal from your system
has to go through your VCR to your
TV, the copy-protection applied to
some DVD VIDEO programs could
affect the picture quality. If you still
experience problems after checking
your connections, connect your system
directly to your TV’s S Video input
(page 27, 114).
Keep the speaker cords away from the
antennas.
When you play back a VIDEO CD
recorded in a different color system
from the one you set to the system, the
picture image may be distorted (Except
for Russian and Latin American
models) (page 27, 66).
When you connect your TV to the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
and play back video-based software
in progressive signal format, some
sections of the image may appear
unnatural due to the conversion
process.
Set the color system to match your
TV (Except for Russian and Latin
American models) (page 27, 66).
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The subtitles language cannot be
changed.
Multilingual subtitles are not recorded
on the DVD VIDEO being played
back.
The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing
the subtitles.
The subtitles cannot be turned off.
The DVD VIDEO prohibits turning off
subtitles.
The angles cannot be changed.
Multi-angles are not recorded on the
DVD VIDEO being played back.
The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing
the angles.
Tuner
The radio presetting is canceled.
The power cord is disconnected or a
power failure occurred for longer than
a day. Redo “Listening to a preset radio
station” (page 71).
There is severe hum or noise.
(“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes in the
display)
Set the proper band and frequency
(page 71).
Connect the antenna properly
(page 23).
Find a place and an orientation that
provide good reception, then set up
the antenna again. If you cannot obtain
good reception, we recommend that
you connect a commercially available
external antenna.
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The supplied FM lead antenna receives
signals along its entire length, so make
sure you extend it fully.
Locate the antennas as far away from
the speaker cords and the power cord
as possible, to avoid picking up noise.
Try turning off the surrounding
electrical equipment.
A stereo FM program cannot be
received in stereo.
Press REPEAT/FM MODE 
repeatedly until “MONO” disappears
from the display.
Tape deck
The tape does not record or
playback, or there is a decrease in
sound level.
The tape heads are dirty (see “Cleaning
the tape heads” (page 134)).
The record/playback heads are
magnetized (see “Demagnetizing the
tape heads” (page 134)).
The tape does not erase completely.
The record/playback heads are
magnetized (see “Demagnetizing the
tape heads” (page 134)).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or
the sound drops out.
The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty
(see “Cleaning the tape heads” (page
134)).
Noise increases or the high
frequencies are erased.
The record/playback heads are
magnetized (see “Demagnetizing the
tape heads” (page 134)).
The tape does not record.
No tape is loaded. Load a tape.
The tab has been removed from
the tape. Cover the broken tab with
adhesive tape (page 134).
The tape has reeled to the end.
Optional components
Use buttons on the unit to reset the
system to its factory default settings.
1 Unplug the power cord.
2 Plug the power cord back in.
3 Press   to turn on the system.
4 While holding down ENTER , press
ILLUMINATION  and press  
at the same time.
“COLD RESET” appears in the display.
The system is reset to the factory
settings except for the “SETUP”
settings. You should set the settings
you made, such as the preset stations,
clock and timer.
Additional Information
There is no sound.
Refer to General item “There is no
sound.” (page 118) and check the
condition of the system.
Connect the component properly (page
113) while checking:
 if the cords are connected properly.
 if the cord plugs are firmly inserted
all the way.
Turn on the connected component.
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the connected
component and start playing.
If the system still does not operate
properly after performing the
above measures or other troubles
not described above occur, reset the
system as follows:
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To return the “SETUP” settings to the
default settings*, perform reset as
follows:
1 Press
DISPLAY  when playback
is stopped.
The Control Menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press  or   repeatedly to select
(SETUP), then press ENTER .
3 Press  or   repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM,” then press ENTER .
The Setup Menu appears.
4 Press  or   repeatedly to select
“SYSTEM SETUP,” then press ENTER
.
5 Press  or   repeatedly to select
“RESET,” then press ENTER .
6 Press  or   repeatedly to select
“YES,” then press ENTER .
It takes a few seconds to complete. Do
not press   when resetting the
system.
* Except for “PARENTAL CONTROL” settings
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Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers appear in the
display)
When the self-diagnosis function
is activated to prevent the system
from malfunctioning, a 5-character
service number (e.g. C 13 50) with a
combination of a letter and 4 digits
appears on the TV screen or the front
panel display. In this case, check the
following table.
First 3
Cause and corrective
characters of action
the service
number
C 13
This disc is dirty.
Clean the disc with a
soft cloth (page 133).
C 31
The disc is not inserted
correctly.
Restart the system,
then re-insert the
disc correctly.
E XX
To prevent a
(XX is a
malfunction, the
number)
system has performed
the self-diagnosis
function.
Contact your nearest
Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony
service facility and
give the 5-character
service number.
Example: E 61 10
When displaying the version number
on the TV screen
When you turn on the system, the
version number [VER.X.XX] (X is a
number) may appear on the TV screen.
Although this is not a malfunction and
for Sony service use only, normal system
operation will not be possible. Turn off
the system, and then turn on the system
again to operate.
Messages
One of the following messages may
appear or flash in the front panel display
during operation.
CANNOT PLAY
A disc that cannot be played back was
inserted.
A DVD VIDEO with unsupported
region code was inserted.
DATA ERROR (for USB devices)
You tried to play a track that is not
playable.
DEVICE ERROR
The USB device could not be recognized
or an unknown device is connected.
Additional Information
DATA ERROR (for DATA CD/DVDs)
The MP3 audio track, JPEG image file
and DivX video file you want to play
back is damaged.
The MP3 audio track does not conform
to MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3 format.
The JPEG image file does not conform
to DCF format.
The MP3 audio track has the extension
“.mp3” but it is not in MP3 format.
The JPEG image file has the extension
“.jpg” or “.jpeg” but it is not in JPEG
format.
The DivX video file does not conform
to a DivX Certified profiles.
The DivX video file has the extension
“.avi” or “.divx” but it is not in DivX
format.
DEVICE FULL
The USB device is full.
DVD NO DISC
There is no disc on the disc tray .
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ERASE ERROR
Erase of audio tracks or folders on the
USB device failed.
OFF TIME NG
The on time and off time of Play Timer or
Rec Timer is the same.
FATAL ERROR
The USB device has been disconnected
while transferring to the USB device.
OVER CURRENT
An over current from the
 was detected.
FOLDER FULL
The number of folders on the USB device
has reached the maximum.
PLEASE WAIT
The system is doing initialization
process.
The system is readying for usage of an
USB device.
INVALID
You have pressed an invalid button.
JPEG
The playback mode is “IMAGE” and a
JPEG image file is being played back.
NO AUDIO
The connected USB device or the loaded
DATA CD/DVD does not contain audio
tracks.
NO DEVICE
No USB device is connected.
NO IMAGE
The connected USB device or the loaded
DATA CD/DVD does not contain image
files.
NO TAB
You cannot record the tape because the
tab has been removed from the tape.
NO TAPE
There is no tape in the tape deck.
NOT IN USE
You have pressed a button whose
operation is not allowed or invalid at that
time.
NOT SUPPORT
An unsupported USB device is
connected.
The USB device is connected to this
system through a hub.
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(USB) port
PROTECTED
The USB device is write-protected.
PUSH STOP
You have pressed the buttons whose
operation is only possible when playback
is stopped.
READING
The system is reading information
of the disc. Some buttons are not
available.
The system is recognizing the USB
device.
REC ERROR
Transferring did not start, stopped
partway, or otherwise could not be
performed.
TRACK FULL
The number of audio tracks on the USB
device has reached the maximum.
Precautions
On placement
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc or disc/lens cleaner (wet or spray type).
These may cause apparatus to malfunction.
Do not place the system in an inclined
position or in locations that are extremely
hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or humid or lacking
adequate ventilation, or subject to vibration,
direct sunlight or a bright light.
Be careful when placing the unit or speakers
on surfaces that have been specially treated
(for example, with wax, oil, polish) as
staining or discoloration of the surface may
result.
If the system is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense on the
lens inside the DVD player, and cause the
system to malfunction. In this situation,
remove the disc, and leave the system turned
on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
On operating voltage
On heat buildup
Notes on discs
Before playing, wipe the disc with a cleaning
cloth from the center out to the edge.
Do not clean discs with solvents, such as
benzine, thinner, or commercially available
cleaners or anti-static spray intended for
vinyl LPs.
Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a
car parked in direct sunlight.
On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaner
Before operating the system, check that the
operating voltage of the unit is identical with
the voltage of your local power supply.
On safety
Additional Information
Completely disconnect the power cord
(mains lead) from the wall socket (mains)
if it is not going to be used for an extended
period of time. When unplugging the unit,
always grip the plug. Never pull the cord
itself.
Should any solid object or liquid get into
the system, unplug the system, and have
it checked by qualified personnel before
operating it again.
Heat buildup on the unit during operation is
normal and is not cause for alarm.
Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used
continuously at a high volume because the
cabinet may have become hot.
Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
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In case color irregularity is observed
on a nearby TV screen
With the magnetically shielded type of
speakers, the speakers can be installed near a
TV set. However, color irregularity may still
be observed on the TV screen depending on
the type of your TV set. In this situation, turn
off the TV, wait 15 to 30 minutes, and turn it
back on. If there is no improvement, move the
speakers far away from the TV.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: If you leave a still video image
or on-screen display image displayed on
your TV for an extended period of time via
this system, you risk permanent damage
to your TV screen. Projection TVs are
especially susceptible to this.
Cleaning the cabinet
Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring
powder, or solvent, such as thinner, benzine,
or alcohol.
To prevent a tape from being
accidentally recorded over
Break off the cassette’s overwrite protection tab
from side A or B as illustrated.
Break off
the cassette
tab
To later reuse the tape for recording, cover the
broken tab with adhesive tape.
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About a tape longer than 90 minutes
The use of the tape with more than 90 minutes
of play time is not recommended except for
long, continuous recording or playback.
Cleaning the tape heads
Use dry- or wet-type cleaning cassette
(available separately) after every 10 hours of
use, before you start an important recording,
or after playing an old tape. Failure to clean the
tape heads can cause degraded sound quality or
an inability of the unit to record or play tapes.
For details, refer to the instructions of the
cleaning cassette.
Demagnetizing the tape heads
Use a demagnetizing cassette (available
separately) after every 20 to 30 hours of use.
Failure to demagnetize the tape heads can
cause an increase in noise, a loss of high
frequency sound, and an inability to completely
erase tapes. For details, refer to the instructions
of the demagnetizing cassette.
Specifications
Main unit
Amplifier section
The following measured at AC 230 V,
50/60 Hz (Russian model)
The following measured at AC 127, 220,
240 V, 50/60 Hz (Saudi Arabian model)
The following measured at AC 120, 220,
240 V, 50/60 Hz (Other models)
MHC-GZR9D
Power output (rated):
100 W + 100 W (6 Ω at 1 kHz, 1%
THD)
RMS output power (reference)
Front speaker:
180 W + 180 W (per channel at 6 Ω,
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Center speaker:
60 W (6 Ω at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Surround speaker:
60 W + 60 W (per channel at 6 Ω,
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Subwoofer:
180 W (6 Ω at 80 Hz, 10% THD)
Power output (rated):
100 W + 100 W (6 Ω at 1 kHz, 1%
THD)
RMS output power (reference)
Front speaker:
180 W + 180 W (per channel at 6 Ω,
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Center speaker:
60 W (6 Ω at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Surround speaker:
60 W + 60 W (per channel at 6 Ω,
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Power output (rated):
100 W + 100 W (6 Ω at 1 kHz, 1%
THD)
RMS output power (reference):
180 W+ 180 W (per channel at 6 Ω,
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Inputs
VIDEO/SAT VIDEO IN (phono jack):
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
VIDEO/SAT AUDIO IN L/R (phono jacks):
voltage 250/450 mV, impedance
47 kilohms
MIC 1/MIC 2 (phone jacks):
sensitivity 1 mV, impedance
10 kilohms
Outputs
VIDEO OUT (phono jack):
max. output level 1 Vp-p, unbalanced,
Sync negative, load impedance
75 ohms
S VIDEO OUT (4-pin/mini-DIN jack):
Y: 1 Vp-p, unbalanced, Sync negative,
C: 0.286 Vp-p, load impedance
75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT:
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Pb/Cb: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Pr/Cr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
DVD DIGITAL OUT (MHC-GZR7D only)
(Square optical connector jack, rear panel):
Wavelength 660 nm
PHONES (stereo mini jack):
accepts headphones of 8 ohms or
more
SUBWOOFER OUT (MHC-GZR8D/
GZR7D only):
Voltage 1 V, impedance 1 kilohms
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Additional Information
MHC-GZR8D
MHC-GZR7D
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FRONT SPEAKER:
MHC-GZR9D:
Use only the supplied speaker SSGZR9D.
MHC-GZR8D/GZR7D:
Use only the supplied speaker SSGZR8D.
SURROUND SPEAKER (MHC-GZR9D/
GZR8D only):
Use only the supplied speaker SSRSX9D.
CENTER SPEAKER (MHC-GZR9D/
GZR8D only):
Use only the supplied speaker SSCTX9D.
SUBWOOFER (MHC-GZR9D only):
Use only the supplied subwoofer
SS-WGV9D.
USB section
Supported bit rate
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32 – 320 kbps
WMA: 48 – 192 kbps
AAC: 48 – 320 kbps
Sampling frequencies
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32/44.1/48 kHz
WMA: 44.1 kHz
AAC: 44.1 kHz
(USB) port:
Maximum current:
500 mA
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Disc player section
System:
Compact disc and digital audio and
video system
Laser Diode Properties
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6µW
*This output is the value measurement
at a distance of 200mm from the
objective lens surface on the Optical
Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture.
Frequency response
DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 2 Hz  22 kHz
(±1 dB)
CD: 2 Hz  20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Video color system format
Russian model: PAL
Latin American model: NTSC
Other models: NTSC and PAL
Tape deck section
Recording system:
4‑track 2‑channel, stereo
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range:
87.5  108.0 MHz (50 kHz step)
Antenna:
FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals:
75 Ω unbalanced
Intermediate frequency:
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range:
Russian and Saudi Arabian models:
531  1,602 kHz (9 kHz step)
Latin American model:
530  1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning
interval)
531  1,710 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
interval)
Australian model:
531  1,710 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
interval)
530  1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning
interval)
Other models:
531  1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
interval)
530  1,610 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning
interval)
Antenna:
AM loop antenna
Antenna terminals:
External antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency:
450 kHz
Speaker
Speaker system:
3-way, Bass reflex, Magnetically
shielded
Speaker unit
Subwoofer: 130 mm, cone type
Woofer: 130 mm, cone type
Tweeter: 40 mm, horn type
Rated impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Approx. 250 × 350 × 255 mm
Mass:
Approx. 4.6 kg
Speaker system:
1-way, Bass reflex
Speaker unit
Full-range: 80 mm, cone type
Rated impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Approx. 174 × 96 × 113 mm
Mass:
Approx. 640 g
Center speaker (SS-CTX9D) for MHCGZR9D/GZR8D
Speaker system:
1-way, Bass reflex, Magnetically
shielded
Speaker unit
Full-range: 80 mm, cone type
Rated impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Approx. 230 × 97 × 117 mm
Mass:
Approx. 920 g
Subwoofer (SS-WGV9D) for MHCGZR9D
Speaker system:
Subwoofer system, Bass reflex,
Magnetically shielded
Speaker unit
Subwoofer: 200 mm, cone type
Rated impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Approx. 270 × 325 × 340 mm
Mass:
Approx. 6.2 kg
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Additional Information
Front speaker (SS-GZR9D) for MHCGZR9D
Front speaker (SS-GZR8D) for MHCGZR8D/GZR7D
Surround speaker (SS-RSX9D) for
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D
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General
Power requirements
Russian model:
AC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Australian model:
AC 230 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Thai model:
AC 220 V, 50/60 Hz
Saudi Arabian model:
AC 120  127, 220, 230  240 V,
50/60 Hz, adjustable with voltage
selector
Other models:
AC 120, 220, 230  240 V, 50/60 Hz,
adjustable with voltage selector
Power consumption
MHC-GZR9D: 270 W (Russian
model: 0.5 W in Power Saving Mode)
MHC-GZR8D: 240 W
MHC-GZR7D: 170 W (Russian
model: 0.5 W in Power Saving Mode)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excl. speakers)
MHC-GZR9D/GZR8D:
Approx. 280 × 325 × 415 mm
MHC-GZR7D:
Approx. 280 × 325 × 382 mm
Mass (excl. speakers)
MHC-GZR9D: Approx. 12 kg
MHC-GZR8D: Approx. 11.5 kg
MHC-GZR7D: Approx. 10.5 kg
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Supplied accessories:
Remote Commander (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM lead antenna (1)
Video cord (1)
Speaker pads (MHC-GZR9D (24),
MHC-GZR8D (20), MHC-GZR7D
(8))
Speaker cords (3) (MHC-GZR9D/
GZR8D only)
KARAOKE DVD disc (2) (Russian
model only)
Microphone (1) (Russian and
Philippine models only)
R6 (Size AA) batteries (2)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Standby power consumption:
0.5 W
Halogenated flame retardants are
not used in the printed wiring
boards.
Guide to the Control Menu display
Use the Control Menu to select a function and to view related information. Press
DISPLAY  repeatedly to turn on, turn off or change the Control Menu display as
follows:
Control Menu display 1  Control Menu display 2 (appears for certain discs and USB
devices only)  Control Menu display off  Control Menu display 1  …
Control Menu display
The Control Menu display 1 and 2 will show different items depending on the disc type.
Example: Control Menu display 1 when playing a DVD VIDEO
Currently playing title number
Currently playing chapter number
Total number of titles
Control Menu
items
Playback status ( Playback,
 Pause,  Stop, etc.)
Type of disc being
played back
Elapsed playing time
Current setting
Function name of
selected Control
Menu item
Options
Additional Information
Selected item
Total number of chapters
Operation message
To turn off the Control Menu
Press
DISPLAY  repeatedly until the Control Menu disappears from the TV screen.
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List of Control Menu items
Item
Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type
[TITLE] (page 50)/[SCENE]/[TRACK] (page 50)
Selects the title, scene, or track to be played back.
[CHAPTER]/[INDEX] (page 50)
Selects the chapter or index to be played back.
[TRACK]1) (page 50)
Selects the track to be played back.
[ORIGINAL/PLAY LIST] (page 49)
Selects the playback sequence either to the originally recorded
sequence or to the playlist created on the disc.
[TIME]1) (page 51)
Checks the elapsed playing time and the remaining time.
Inputs the time code for picture and music searching.
[PROGRAM] (page 44)
Plays back the tracks in the order you want.
[SHUFFLE]1) (page 46, 91)
Plays back the tracks in random order.
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Item
Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type
[REPEAT]1) (page 47, 92)
Plays back all discs repeatedly, the entire disc (all titles/all tracks/all
folders) repeatedly or one title/chapter/track/folder/file repeatedly.
[A/V SYNC] (page 59)
You can adjust the delay between the picture and sound.
[SETUP]1) (page 36, 63)
QUICK
Use “QUICK” Setup to choose the language of the on-screen display
and the aspect ratio of the TV.
CUSTOM
In addition to the “QUICK” setup setting, you can adjust other
settings.
[FOLDER]1) (page 50)
Selects the folder to be played back.
[FILE]1) (page 50)
Selects the JPEG image file or DivX video file to be played back.
[INTERVAL]1) (page 56, 90)
Specifies the duration for which the slides are displayed on the TV
screen.
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Additional Information
[DATE]1) (page 112)
Displays the date when the picture was taken by a digital camera.
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Item
Item Name, Function, Relevant Disc Type
[EFFECT]1) (page 57, 91)
Selects the transition effects to be used for changing slides during a
slide show.
[MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)]1) (page 55, 87, 88)
For DATA CD/DVD, selects the data type: MP3 audio track (MUSIC),
JPEG image file (IMAGE) or both (AUTO) to be played back.
For USB device, selects the data type: audio track (MUSIC) or JPEG
image file (IMAGE) to be played back.
[USB RECORDING] (page 80)
Transfers tracks on an AUDIO CD or DATA CD/DVD to an USB
device.
[KARAOKE MODE]1) (page 98)
Sets Karaoke mode to on or off.
[SCORE MODE]1)2) (page 103)
Calculates your vocal score by comparing your voice with the music
source.
[VOCAL SELECT]2) (page 102)
Selects the guide vocal recorded on the “Dolby Digital Karaoke”
Format disc (DVD VIDEO only).
Selects the vocal type recorded on the disc (VIDEO CD, AUDIO CD
only).
Turns off the vocal.
These functions are the same when using an USB device. However, some menu items
may not be available.
2)
This function is only available during Karaoke mode.
1)
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Language code list
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639:1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1067
1070
1079
1093
1097
1103
1105
1109
1130
1142
1144
1145
1149
1150
1151
1157
1165
1166
1171
1174
1181
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
1345
1347
1349
1350
1352
1353
1356
1357
1358
1363
1365
1369
1376
1379
1393
1403
1408
1417
1428
1435
1436
1463
1481
1482
1483
1489
1491
1495
1498
1501
1502
1503
1505
1506
1507
1508
1509
1511
1512
1513
1514
1515
1516
1517
1521
1525
1527
1528
1529
1531
1532
1534
1535
1538
1539
1540
1543
1557
1564
1572
1581
1587
1613
1632
1665
1684
1697
1703
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bislama
Bengali; Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
French
Frisian
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian; Lettish
Malagasy
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan) Oromo
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto; Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romance
Kirundi
Romanian
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sangho
Serbo-Croatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Siswati
Sesotho
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Setswana
Tonga
Turkish
Tsonga
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapük
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
Not specified
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Code Language
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Parental Control area code list
144GB
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
2044
2047
2046
2057
2070
2079
2090
2092
2115
2165
2174
2109
2248
2238
2254
2276
2304
2363
2362
2376
2390
2379
2427
2424
2436
2489
2501
2149
2499
2086
2528
2184
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Philippines
Portugal
Russia
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United Kingdom
Glossary
Auto Pause
An automatic pause according to the
signal encoded on the disc while playing
a VIDEO CD. If the CD/DVD player
does not resume play for a long time,
press  (or press  on the unit)
 to resume play manually.
Chapter
Subdivision of a title on a DVD VIDEO.
A title is composed of several chapters.
Digital Cinema Sound (DCS)
This is the generic name of the surround
sound produced by digital signal
processing technology developed by
Sony. Unlike previous surround sound
fields mainly directed at the reproduction
of music, Digital Cinema Sound is
designed specifically for the enjoyment
of movies.
Digital video technology created by
DivX, Inc. Videos encoded with DivX
technology are among the highest quality
with a relatively small file size.
This movie theater sound format is
more advanced than Dolby Surround
Pro Logic. In this format, the surround
speakers output stereo sound with
an expanded frequency range and a
subwoofer channel for deep bass is
independently provided. This format is
also called “5.1” because the subwoofer
channel is counted as 0.1 channel (since
it functions only when a deep bass effect
is needed). All six channels in this format
are recorded separately for superior
channel separation. Furthermore, since
all the signals are processed digitally, less
signal degradation occurs.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II creates five fullbandwidth output channels from 2
channel sources. This is done using an
advanced, high-purity matrix surround
decoder that extracts the spatial
properties of the original recording
without adding any new sounds or tonal
colorations.
Movie mode
The Movie mode is for use with stereo
television shows and all the programs
encoded in Dolby Surround. The result
is enhanced sound field directionality
that approaches the quality of discrete
5.1-channel sound.
Music mode
The Music mode is for use with any
stereo music recordings, and provides a
wide and deep sound space.
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Additional Information
DivX®
Dolby Digital
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Dolby Surround Pro Logic
As one method of Dolby Surround,
Dolby Surround Pro Logic produces
four channels from 2channel sound.
Compared with the former Dolby
Surround system, Dolby Surround Pro
Logic reproduces left-to-right panning
more naturally and localizes sounds more
precisely. To take full advantage of Dolby
Surround Pro Logic, you should have one
pair of surround speakers and a center
speaker. The surround speakers output
monaural sound.
DTS
Digital audio compression technology
developed by DTS, Inc. This technology
conforms to 5.1-channel surround. The
surround channel is stereo and there
is discrete subwoofer channel in this
format. DTS provides the same 5.1
discrete channels of high quality digital
audio. The good channel separation is
realized because the all channel data
is recorded discrete and processed in
digital.
DVD VIDEO
A disc that contains up to 8 hours of
moving pictures even though its diameter
is the same as an AUDIO CD. The data
capacity of a single-layer and singlesided DVD VIDEO, at 4.7 GB (Giga
Byte), is 7 times that of an AUDIO CD.
Furthermore, the data capacity of a duallayer and single-sided DVD VIDEO is
8.5 GB, a single-layer and double-sided
DVD VIDEO 9.4 GB, and a dual-layer
and double-sided DVD VIDEO 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2
format, one of the worldwide standards
for digital compression technology. The
picture data is compressed to about 1/40
of its original size. The DVD VIDEO
also uses variable rate coding technology
that changes the data to be allocated
according to the status of the picture.
The audio data is recorded in Dolby
Digital as well as in PCM, allowing you to
enjoy more realistic audio presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions
such as the multi-angle, multilingual, and
Parental Control functions are provided
with the DVD VIDEO.
DVD-RW
A DVD-RW is a recordable and
rewritable disc that is the same size as
a DVD VIDEO. The DVD-RW has two
different modes: VR mode and Video
mode. DVD-RWs created in Video
mode have the same format as a DVD
VIDEO, while discs created in VR (Video
Recording) mode allow the contents to
be programmed or edited.
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DVD+RW
A DVD+RW (plus RW) is a recordable
and rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a
recording format that is comparable to
the DVD VIDEO format.
File
A JPEG image file or DivX video file
recorded on a DATA CD, DATA DVD
or USB device. (“File” is an exclusive
definition for this system.) A single file
consists of a single image.
Film based software, Video based
software
DVD VIDEOs can be classified as Film
based or Video based software. Film
based DVD VIDEOs contain the same
images (24 frames per second) that are
shown at movie theaters. Video based
DVD VIDEOs, such as television dramas
or sitcoms, displays images at 30 frames
(or 60 fields) per second.
Section of a music or picture piece on a
DATA CD, DATA DVD or USB device
containing MP3 audio tracks, JPEG
image files, DivX video files.
The Interlace format is the NTSC
standard method for displaying TV
images at 30 frames per second. Each
frame is scanned twice-alternately
between the even numbered scanning
lines and then odd numbered scanning
lines, at 60 times per second.
Menu Playback
Playback using the menu screens
recorded on VIDEO CDs with PBC
functions. You can enjoy simple
interactive software using the menu
playback function.
Multi-angle function
Various angles, or viewpoints of the video
camera, for a scene are recorded on some
DVD VIDEOs.
Multilingual function
Several languages for the sound or
subtitles in a picture are recorded on
some DVD VIDEOs.
Multi Session
This is a recording method that enables
adding of data using the Track-At-Once
method. Conventional CDs begin at a
CD control area called the Lead-in and
end at an area called Lead-out. A Multi
Session disc is a disc having multiple
sessions, with each segment from Lead-in
to Lead-out regarded as a single session.
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Additional Information
Folder
Interlace format (Interlaced scanning)
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Parental Control
A function of the DVD VIDEO to limit
playback of the disc by the age of the
users according to the limitation level in
each country. The limitation varies from
disc to disc; when it is activated, playback
is completely prohibited, violent scenes
are skipped or replaced with other scenes
and so on.
Playback Control (PBC)
Signals encoded on VIDEO CDs (Version
2.0) to control playback. By using menu
screens recorded on VIDEO CDs with
PBC functions, you can enjoy playing
simple interactive programs, programs
with search functions, and so on.
Progressive format (sequential
scanning)
In contrast to the Interlace format,
the progressive format can reproduce
50  60 frames per second by
reproducing all scanning lines (525
lines for the NTSC system, 625 lines
for PAL system). The overall picture
quality increases and still images, text
and horizontal lines appear sharper. This
format is compatible with the 525 or 625
progressive format.
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Region Code
This system is used to protect copyrights.
A region code is allocated on each DVD
system or DVD VIDEO according to
the sales region. Each region code is
shown on the unit as well as on the disc
packaging. The system can play back
the discs that match its region code. The
system can also play back discs with the
“
” mark. Even when the region code
is not shown on the DVD VIDEO, the
region limit may still be activated.
Scene
On a VIDEO CD with PBC functions,
the menu screens, moving pictures and
still pictures are divided into sections
called “scenes.”
Title
The longest section of a picture or a
music piece on a DVD VIDEO; a movie,
etc., for a picture piece on video software,
or the entire album in audio software.
Track
Section of a picture or a music piece on
a VIDEO CD, CD, or MP3. A folder is
composed of several tracks (MP3 only).
VIDEO CD
A compact disc that contains moving
pictures.
The picture data uses the MPEG 1
format, one of the worldwide standards
for digital compression technology. The
picture data is compressed to about 1/140
of its original size. Consequently, a 12 cm
VIDEO CD can contain up to 74 minutes
of moving pictures.
VIDEO CDs also contain compact audio
data.
Sounds outside the range of human
hearing are compressed while the
sounds we can hear are not compressed.
VIDEO CDs can hold 6 times the audio
information of conventional AUDIO
CDs.
There are 2 versions of VIDEO CDs.
Version 1.1: You can play back only
moving pictures and sounds.
Version 2.0: You can play back highresolution still pictures and enjoy PBC
functions.
This system conforms to both versions.
Additional Information
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Index
Numerics
D
I
16:9 65
4:3 LETTER BOX 65
4:3 PAN SCAN 66
5.1 Channel Surround 112,
115
DATA CD 7
DATA DVD 8
DATE 141
Demonstration 107
Digital Cinema Sound (DCS)
145
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT 114
DivX 57, 145
Dolby Digital 145
Dolby Pro Logic II 145
Movie mode 145
Music mode 145
Dolby Surround Pro Logic
146
DTS 146
DVD 7, 8
DVD+RW 7, 147
DVD-RW 7, 146
DVD VIDEO 146
INDEX 50, 140
Instant Advance 39
Instant Replay 39
Interlace format 147
INTERVAL 56, 90, 141
E
Language code list 143
LANGUAGE SETUP 34, 64
A
A/V SYNC 59, 141
AAC 85
ANGLE 40
AUDIO 65
AUDIO DRC 67
AUDIO SETUP 67
Auto Pause 145
B
BACKGROUND 68
Batteries 25
BLACK LEVEL 66
BLACK LEVEL
(COMPONENT OUT) 66
C
CHAPTER 47, 140
Chapter 39, 145
COLD RESET 129
COLOR SYSTEM (VIDEO
CD) 66
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
28, 114
Controlling the TV 29
Control Menu Display 139
CUSTOM 28, 60, 63
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EFFECT 57, 91, 142
F
Fast forward 39
Fast reverse 39
FILE 48, 141
File 147
Film based software 147
FOLDER 48, 92, 141
Folder 147
Freeze Frame 39
Front panel display 19
J
JPEG 52, 53, 55, 88
K
Karaoke 98
ECHO 99
KARAOKE MODE 98, 142
Karaoke Pon 101
Key Control 101
SCORE MODE 103, 142
VOCAL SELECT 102, 142
L
M
Manual recording 75
MENU 65
Menu Playback 147
Microphones 98
Microphone volume 99
MODE (MUSIC, IMAGE)
55, 142
MP3 7, 85
Multi-angle 40, 147
MULTI-DISC RESUME
44, 68
Multilingual 147
Multi Session Disc 10, 147
O
S
U
ORIGINAL 49, 140
OSD 65
Other Component Hookup
113
Unit 12
Usable discs 7
USB 78
USB device 78
USB RECORDING 80, 142
PARENTAL CONTROL 60
Parental Control 148
PAUSE MODE 66
PBC Playback 42
Playback Control (PBC) 148
PLAY LIST 49, 140
PROGRAM 44, 140
Program Play 44
PROGRESSIVE
(COMPONENT OUT)
28, 66
Progressive format 148
SCENE 140
Scene 148
SCREEN SAVER 67
Searching 49
SETUP 141
Setup Menu 63
SHUFFLE 46, 91, 140
Shuffle Play 46, 91
Sleep Timer 105
Slide Show 53, 88
Slow-motion Play 39
Sound Field 95
SPEAKER SETUP 68
SUBTITLE 65
S VIDEO 114
Synchronized transfer 79
Synchro recording 75
SYSTEM SETUP 67
Q
T
P
Quick setup display 34
R
VIDEO CD 7, 149
VIDEO SETUP 34, 65
W
WMA 85
Additional Information
Radio 71
Radio Stations 71
Rear panel 113
REC 1 79
Recording 75, 83
Region Code 148
Remote 13
REPEAT 47, 92, 141
Repeat Play 47, 92
RESET 130
Resume Play 43
TEST TONE 70
THEATRE SYNC 36
TIME 51, 140
Timer 105
TITLE 47, 140
Title 49, 148
TRACK 46, 92, 140
Track 7, 8
TRACK SELECTION 67
Transferring 78
Troubleshooting 118
TV Hookup 26
TV TYPE 65
V
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