Sony MHC-V44D Operating instructions

Sony MHC-V44D Operating instructions
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HOME AUDIO
SYSTEM
Operating Instructions
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Getting Started
Disc/USB Playback
USB Transfer
Tuner
BLUETOOTH
Sound Adjustment
Other Operations
Additional Information
MHC-V44D
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover
the ventilation opening of the
appliance with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not expose the appliance to naked
flame sources (for example, lighted
candles).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this appliance to
dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the appliance.
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 appliances
with battery-installed to excessive
heat, such as sunshine and fire.
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.
The validity of the CE marking is
restricted to only those countries
where it is legally enforced, mainly in
the countries EEA (European Economic
Area).
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits set out
in the EMC regulation using a
connection cable shorter than
3 meters.
Indoor use only.
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CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product under IEC 608251:2007. This marking is located on the
rear exterior.
For customers in Europe
Disposal of waste
batteries and electrical
and electronic
equipment (applicable
in the European Union
and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product, the
battery or on the packaging indicates
that the product and the battery shall
not be treated as household waste. On
certain batteries this symbol might be
used in combination with a chemical
symbol. The chemical symbols for
mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if
the battery contains more than
0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. By
ensuring these products and 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. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural
resources.
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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
and the electrical and electronic
equipment will be treated properly,
hand over these products 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 or battery.
Notice for customers: The
following information is only
applicable to equipment sold in
countries applying EU Directives.
This product has been manufactured
by or on behalf of Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo,
108-0075 Japan. Inquiries related to
product compliance based on
European Union legislation shall be
addressed to the authorized
representative, Sony Belgium,
bijkantoor van Sony Europe Limited,
Da Vincilaan 7-D1, 1935 Zaventem,
Belgium. For any service or guarantee
matters, please refer to the addresses
provided in the separate service or
guarantee documents.
Hereby, Sony Corp., declares that this
equipment is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/
5/EC.
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For details, please access the following
URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
This Home Audio System is intended
for audio and video playback of discs
or USB devices, music streaming from
an NFC-compatible smartphone or a
BLUETOOTH device, and FM tuner. This
system also supports karaoke.
For customers in Australia and
India
Disposal of Old
Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable
in the European Union
and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
For customers in United Arab
Emirates
License and Trademark Notice
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“DVD+RW”, “DVD-RW”, “DVD+R”,
“DVD-R”, “DVD VIDEO”, and the “CD”
logos are trademarks.
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MPEG Layer-3 audio coding
technology and patents licensed
from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
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This product is protected by certain
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Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology
outside of this product is prohibited
without a license from Microsoft or
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This system incorporates Dolby*
Digital.
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Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the
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Dolby Laboratories.
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This system incorporates HighDefinition Multimedia Interface
(HDMI™) technology. The terms
HDMI and HDMI High-Definition
Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI
Logo are trademarks or registered
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“Made for iPod” and “Made for
iPhone” mean that an electronic
accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod or
iPhone, respectively, and has been
certified by the developer to meet
Apple performance standards. Apple
is not responsible for the operation
of this device or its compliance with
safety and regulatory standards.
Please note that the use of this
accessory with iPod or iPhone may
affect wireless performance.
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THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER
THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT
PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL
USE OF A CONSUMER FOR
(i) ENCODING VIDEO IN
COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4
VISUAL STANDARD (“MPEG-4
VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii) DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT
WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER
ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND
NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A
VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO
PROVIDE MPEG-4 VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL
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PROMOTIONAL, INTERNAL AND
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All other trademarks are trademarks
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In this manual, ™ and  marks are
not specified.
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About this manual
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This manual mainly explains
operations using the remote control,
but the same operations can also be
performed using the buttons on the
unit having the same or similar
names.
Icons, such as
, listed at the top
of each explanation indicate the type
of media that can be used with the
function being explained.
Some illustrations are presented as
conceptual drawings, and may be
different from the actual products.
The items displayed on the TV screen
may vary depending on the area.
The default setting is underlined.
The text enclosed in bracket ([--])
appears on the TV screen, and the
text enclosed in double quotation
mark (“--”) appears in the display
panel.
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Table of Contents
About this manual.................... 5
Unpacking................................. 8
Playable discs/files on Discs/
USB device ................................ 8
Websites for compatible
devices.................................... 10
Guide to parts and controls .... 11
Getting Started
Hooking up the system
securely....................................15
Performing QUICK setup .........18
Changing the color system
(Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian
models)....................................18
Changing the display mode....18
Disc/USB Playback
Basic playback .........................19
Other playback operations .... 20
Using play mode .................... 22
Restricting playback of the
disc (Parental Control)............ 23
Viewing information of a disc
and USB device....................... 24
Using the Setup Menu............ 25
BLUETOOTH
About the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology ................32
Pairing this system with a
BLUETOOTH device .................32
Playing music from a
BLUETOOTH device .................33
One Touch BLUETOOTH
Connection by NFC................. 34
Setting the BLUETOOTH
audio codecs ...........................35
Setting the BLUETOOTH
standby mode .........................35
Setting the BLUETOOTH
signal ...................................... 36
Using “SongPal” via
BLUETOOTH............................ 36
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound ...............37
Selecting the Virtual Football
mode .......................................37
Creating your own sound
effect .......................................37
Creating a party atmosphere
(DJ EFFECT) ............................. 38
USB Transfer
Transferring music ................. 28
Tuner
Listening to the radio ..............31
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Other Operations
Using the Control for HDMI
function ...................................39
Using the Party Chain
function .................................. 40
Singing along: Karaoke ..........42
Enjoying the Party Light .........43
Using the Sleep Timer ............43
Using optional equipment .....43
Deactivating the buttons on
the unit (Child Lock)............... 44
Setting the automatic
standby function.................... 44
Updating the software .......... 44
Additional Information
Troubleshooting .....................45
Precautions .............................54
Specifications..........................56
Language code list .................58
Index ...................................... 60
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Notes
Unpacking
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 The discs must be in the following
format:
 CD-ROM/-R/-RW in DATA CD format
that contains the MP31)2), MPEG42)5)
and Xvid files, and conforms to ISO
96606) Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet
(extended format).
 DVD-ROM/-R/-RW/+R/+RW in
DATA DVD format that contains the
MP31)2), MPEG42)5) and Xvid files,
and conforms to UDF (Universal Disk
Format).
 The system will attempt to play back
any data with the extensions above,
even if it is not in MP3/WMA/AAC/
WAV/MPEG4/Xvid format. Playing
this data may generate a loud noise
which could damage your speaker
system.
Remote control (1)
R03 (size AAA) batteries (2)
FM lead antenna (1)
AC power cord (mains lead) (1)
AC plug adaptor (1) (supplied only for
certain areas)
The AC plug adaptor is not use in
Chile. Use this plug adaptor in the
countries where it is necessary.
Note
When unpacking the carton, be sure to
handle the unit with two persons.
Dropping the unit may cause personal
injury and/or property damage.
Playable discs/files on
Discs/USB device
Playable Discs
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DVD VIDEO
DVD-R/DVD-RW in DVD VIDEO
format or video mode
DVD+R/DVD+RW in DVD VIDEO
format
VIDEO CD (Ver. 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 discs)
Super VCD
CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM in VIDEO CD
format or super VCD format
AUDIO CD
CD-R/CD-RW in AUDIO CD format
Playable files on Discs/USB
device
Music: MP3 files1)2) (.mp3), WMA
files2)3) (.wma), AAC files2)3) (.m4a/
.mp4/.3gp), WAV files3)4) (.wav)
 Video: MPEG4 files2)5) (.mp4/.m4v),
Xvid files (.avi)
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1)
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) is a
standard format defined by ISO/MPEG
for compressed audio data. MP3 files
must be in MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3 format.
2)
Files with copyright protection (Digital
Rights Management) cannot be played
back by the system.
3) USB device only.
4)
WAV files with extensible format are not
supported.
5)
MPEG4 files must be recorded in MP4
file format. Supported video codec and
audio codec are as follows:
 Video codec: MPEG4 Simple Profile
(AVC is not supported.)
 Audio codec: AAC-LC (HE-AAC is not
supported.)
6) A logical format of files and folders on
CD-ROMs, defined by ISO (International
Organization for Standardization).
Discs/files that cannot be played
back
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You cannot play back the following
discs
 BDs (Blu-ray Discs)
 CD-ROMs recorded in PHOTO CD
format
 Data part of CD-Extra or Mixed CDs*
 CD Graphics disc
 Super Audio CDs
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 DVD Audio
 DATA CD/DATA DVD that is created
in Packet Write format
 DVD-RAM
 DATA CD/DATA DVD which has not
been correctly finalized
 CPRM (Content Protection for
Recordable Media) compatible
DVD-R/-RW recorded in Copy-Once
programs
 A disc that has a non-standard
shape (e.g., heart, square, star)
 A disc that has adhesive tape,
paper, or a sticker attached to it
 You cannot play back the following
files
 The video files which are larger
than 720 (width) × 576 (height)
pixels.
 The video files with a high width to
length ratio.
 A WMA file in WMA DRM, WMA
Lossless, or WMA PRO format.
 An AAC file in AAC DRM or AAC
Lossless format.
 The AAC files which is encoded at
96 kHz.
 Files that are encrypted or
protected by passwords.
 Files with DRM (Digital Rights
Management) copyright
protection.
 Some Xvid files that are longer than
2 hours.
 The MP3 PRO audio file can be played
back as MP3 file.
 The system may not play back an
Xvid file when the file has been
combined from two or more Xvid
files.
* Mixed CD: This format records data on
the first track and audio (AUDIO CD
data) on the second and subsequent
tracks of a session.
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Notes on CD-R/-RW and
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW
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In some cases, a CD-R/-RW and
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW 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. For
more information, refer to the
operating instructions of the
recording device.
 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.
Notes on discs
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This product is designed to play back
discs that conform to the Compact
Disc (CD) standard.
 DualDisc and some music discs
encoded with copyright protection
technologies do not conform to the
CD standard. Therefore, these discs
may not be compatible with this
product.
Note on multisession disc
This system can play back continuous
sessions on a disc when they are
recorded in the same format as the
first session. However, the playback is
not guaranteed.
Note on DVD VIDEO and VIDEO
CD playback operations
Some playback operations for a DVD
VIDEO or VIDEO CD may be
intentionally restricted by software
producers. Therefore, some playback
features may not be available. Be sure
to read the operating instructions of
the DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD.
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Notes on playable files
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Playback may take a longer time to
start when:
 a DATA CD/DATA DVD/USB device
is recorded with a complicated tree
structure.
 the audio files or video files in
another folder have just been
played back.
The system can play back a DATA CD/
DATA DVD or a USB device in the
following conditions:
 up to a depth of 8 folders
 up to 300 folders
 up to 999 files in a disc
 up to 2,000 files in a USB device
 up to 650 files in a folder
These numbers may vary depending
on the file or folder configuration.
Folders that have no audio files or
video files are skipped.
Files transferred by a device such as a
computer may not be played back in
the order in which they were
transferred.
The playback order may not be
applicable depending on the
software used for creating the audio
file or video file.
Compatibility with all MP3/WMA/
AAC/WAV/MPEG4/Xvid encoding/
writing software, recording devices,
and recording media cannot be
guaranteed.
Depending on the Xvid file, the
picture may be unclear or the sound
may skip.
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When a 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 a USB hub.
With some connected USB devices,
there may be a delay before an
operation is performed by this
system.
The playback order for the system
may differ from the playback order of
the connected USB device.
Before using a USB device, make sure
that no virus-ridden files are on the
USB device.
Websites for compatible
devices
Check the websites below for the latest
information about compatible USB and
BLUETOOTH devices.
For customers in Latin America:
<http://esupport.sony.com/LA>
For customers in Europe and Russia:
<http://www.sony.eu/support>
For customers in Asia Pacific:
<http://www.sony-asia.com/support>
Notes about USB devices
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This system is not guaranteed to
operate with all USB devices.
 Although there are a variety of
complex functions for USB devices,
the playable contents of USB devices
connected to the system are music
and video contents only. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
the USB device.
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Guide to parts and controls
Top panel
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* When pressing these buttons, press on the printings on the buttons.
Note
The  and MIC LEVEL + buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference
when operating the system.
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 SOUND FIELD (page 37)
Front panel
MEGA BASS (page 37)
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FIESTA (page 37)
Selects fiesta sound effect.
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FIESTA indicator (page 37)
FOOTBALL (page 37)
 REC TO USB
Transfers music to the USB device
which is connected to the (USB)
port.
ENTER
Enters the settings.
(USB) (REC/PLAY) port
Connects a USB device.
 PARTY LIGHT (page 43)
 Party Light (page 43)
 MIC1, MIC2 jack
Connects the microphone(s).
 Display panel
 PARTY CHAIN (page 41, 42, 51)
 VOCAL FADER (page 42)
MIC ECHO (page 42)
MIC LEVEL +/– (page 42)
Adjusts the microphone volume.

  (power)
Turns on the system, or sets it to
standby mode.
  (play)
Starts playback.
Hold down  on the unit for
more than 2 seconds, the built-in
sound demonstration will be
played back on the system. Press
 to stop the demonstration.
 (stop)
Stops playback.
Press twice to cancel resume
playback.
+/– (select folder)
Selects a folder on a data disc or a
USB device.
S1, S2 (page 38)
 / (go backward/go
forward) (page 19, 21, 33)
TUNING+/– (page 31)
S3, S4 (page 38)
  (open/close)
Inserts or ejects a disc.

(N-Mark) (page 34)
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 BLUETOOTH
Press to select BLUETOOTH
function.
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Remote control
PAIRING
Hold down to activate
BLUETOOTH pairing during
BLUETOOTH function.
BLUETOOTH indicator (page 32)
FUNCTION
Selects a function.
FLANGER, ISOLATOR, SAMPLER,
DJ OFF (page 38)
VOLUME/DJ CONTROL
Adjusts the volume.**
Adjusts the FLANGER and
ISOLATOR effect or outputs the
SAMPLER sound effect
continuously (page 38).
** You cannot use this knob to adjust
the volume when DJ EFFECT is
selected.
 Disc tray
 Remote control sensor
Notes
 The numeric button 2/AUDIO,  + and
 buttons have a tactile dot. Use the
tactile dot as a reference when
operating the system.
 To use the button printed in pink, hold
down SHIFT (), then press the button.
  (power)
Turns on the system, or sets it to
standby mode.
DISPLAY (page 18, 24, 31, 33)
DISPLAY (page 24)
SLEEP (page 43)
 PARTY LIGHT (page 43)
LIGHT MODE (page 43)
PLAY MODE (page 22, 29)
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REPEAT/FM MODE (page 22, 31)
 SOUND FIELD buttons: MUSIC,
VIDEO, FOOTBALL (page 37)
 Numeric buttons
Selects a track, chapter or file.
Tunes or presets a radio station.
Enters a password.
SUBTITLE (page 21)
AUDIO (page 21, 24)
ANGLE (page 21)
SETUP (page 18, 23, 25, 52)
MEDIA MODE (page 19, 30)
CLEAR (page 20)
VOCAL FADER (page 42)
MIC ECHO (page 42)
SCORE (page 43)
+/– (select folder)
Selects a folder on a data disc or a
USB device.
KEY CONTROL / (page 43)
 DVD TOP MENU
Displays the DVD title on the TV
screen.
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SHIFT
Hold down to activate the buttons
printed in pink.
 +/–
Adjusts the volume.
 / (rewind/fast forward)
(page 20, 33)
/
(slow backward/slow
forward) (page 20)
Watches the Slow-motion Play.
TUNING+/– (page 31)
 (play)
Starts playback.
/ (go backward/go
forward) (page 19, 21, 33)
PRESET+/– (page 31)
 (pause) (page 19, 20, 33)
 (stop)
Stops playback.
Press twice to cancel resume
playback.
Stops the built-in sound
demonstration.
DVD/TUNER MENU (page 20, 31)
RETURN (page 20)
OPTIONS
Enters or exits the options menu.
/ / /
Selects the menu items.
Enters the settings.
 MEGA BASS (page 37)
FUNCTION +/–
Selects a function.
SEARCH (page 19, 20)
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system securely
Ȏ ȏ
Ȑ
Getting Started
ȑ
Ȓ
To wall outlet
 VIDEO OUT jack
Use a video cable (not supplied) to
connect to the video input jack of a TV
or projector (page 16).
Note
Do not connect this system to the TV
through the video deck.
 HDMI OUT (TV) jack
Use an HDMI cable (not supplied) to
connect to the HDMI IN jack of a TV
(page 16).
 Audio
Use an audio cable (not supplied) to
make either connection as follows:
 AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN OUT L/R
jacks
 Connect to the audio input jacks of
an optional equipment.
 Connect to another audio system
to enjoy the Party Chain function
(page 40).
 AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN (TV)
L/R jacks
 Connect to the audio output jacks
of a TV or an audio/video
equipment. The sound is output
through this system (page 17).
 Connect to another audio system
to enjoy the Party Chain function
(page 40).
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 FM ANTENNA
Find a location and an orientation that
provide good reception when you set
up the antenna.
Keep the antenna away from the AC
power cord (mains lead) and the USB
cable to avoid picking up noise.
Extend the FM
lead antenna
horizontally
 Power
Connect the AC power cord (mains
lead) (supplied) to the system, then
slide the cord into the slot at the unit’s
foot.
Plug the AC power cord into a wall
outlet. The demonstration appears in
the display panel. Press  to turn on
the system and the demonstration
automatically ends.
Connecting the TV
Before connecting cables, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
To watch video
Select the connection methods according to the jacks on your TV.
High quality
 HDMI cable1) (not supplied)
or
 Video cable (not supplied)
Standard quality
Recommended connection
Alternative connection
1)
High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet
2) You can listen to TV sound via the system if you connect the system to the TV’s HDMI IN
(ARC) jack. The Audio Return Channel (ARC) function enables the TV to output sound
through the system with an HDMI connection, without performing an audio connection
(connection ) (page 17). To set the ARC function on this system, see [AUDIO RETURN
CHANNEL] (page 28). To check the compatibility of your TV’s ARC function, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with your TV.
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To listen to TV sound via the system
If you do not connect the system to the TV’s HDMI IN (ARC) jack, make this
connection.
 Audio cable (not supplied)
Notes
 You can also enjoy the sound of external equipment (DVD players, etc.) via the system
by connecting to the AUDIO IN (TV) jack as connection  above. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your equipment.
 If the audio output level from the system is low when connecting the external
equipment, try adjusting the audio output settings on the connected equipment. It may
improve the audio output level. For details, refer to the operating instructions of your
equipment.
Getting Started
To listen to TV sound, press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to select “TV”.
If “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR” appear in the display panel of the
unit
When the audio input signals to the system are other than 2-channel Linear
PCM signals, the message “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR” (indicates that the input
audio signals are unsupported) appear in the display panel of the unit.
In this case, select the proper audio output mode on the TV in order to output
2-channel Linear PCM audio signals. For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your TV.
Inserting batteries
Insert the two supplied R03 (size AAA)
batteries by matching the polarities as
shown below.
 If you do not use the remote control for
a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
To operate the system using the
remote control
Point the remote control at the unit’s
remote control sensor.
Notes
 Do not mix an old battery with a new
one or mix different types of batteries.
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Performing QUICK setup
Before using the system, you can make
the minimum basic adjustments in
QUICK setup.
1
Turn on your TV and select the
input according to the connection.
2 Press  to turn on the system.
3 Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD” or “USB” without
inserting a disc or connecting a
USB device.
The guide message [Press ENTER to
run QUICK SETUP.] appears at the
bottom of the TV screen.
4 Press
.
[LANGUAGE SETUP] appears on the
TV screen. Displayed items may vary
depending on country or region.
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD :
MENU :
AUDIO:
SUBTITLE:
ENGLISH
ENGLISH
CHINESE 1
CHINESE 2
THAI
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select a
language, then press
.
[VIDEO SETUP] appears on the TV
screen.
6 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting that matches your TV
type, then press
.
After [QUICK SETUP is complete.]
appears on the TV screen, the
system is ready for playback.
To change the setting manually
See “Using the Setup Menu” (page 25).
To quit QUICK setup
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Note
The guide message appears when you
turn on the system for the first time or
after performing “RESET” (page 52).
Changing the color
system
(Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
Set the color system to PAL or NTSC
depending on the color system of your
TV.
Each time you perform the procedure
below, the color system changes as
follows:
NTSC  PAL
Use the buttons on the unit to perform
this operation.
1 Press  to turn on the system.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD”.
3 Hold down MIC ECHO and ENTER
for more than 3 seconds.
“NTSC” or “PAL” appears in the
display panel.
Changing the display
mode
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when the
system is turned off.
Demonstration
The demonstration is turned on.
No display (Power Saving Mode)
The display is turned off to conserve
power. The Sleep Timer continues to
operate.
Press SETUP.
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4 Press  to start playback.
Disc/USB Playback
Basic playback
1
Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD” or “USB”.
2 For DVD/CD function:
When you
play back an
8 cm disc such
as a CD single,
place it on the
inner circle of
the tray
To
Press
Stop playback

Pause playback

Resume playback 
or return to normal
playback
Cancel the resume  twice
point
Select a track, file,  or  during
chapter or scene playback.
Or, hold down SHIFT,
then press the numeric
buttons, and then press
.
(Operation might be
prohibited by disc or
USB device.)
To play from a specific audio or
video file
Press  on the unit again to close
the disc tray.
Do not forcibly push the disc tray to
close it as this may cause a
malfunction.
1
Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly to
select [MUSIC] or [VIDEO].
2
Press SEARCH to display the Folder
List.
3
Press / repeatedly to select the
folder you want.
4
Press
5
Press / repeatedly to select the
file you want, then press
.
Disc/USB Playback
Press  on the unit to open the disc
tray and load a disc with the label
facing up.
For USB function:
Connect a USB device to the
port.
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(USB)
Notes
 You can use your iPhone/iPod with
this system via BLUETOOTH
connection only.
 You can use a USB adaptor (not
supplied) to connect the USB device
to the unit if the USB device cannot
be plugged into the (USB) port.
to display the File List.
3(
only)
Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly to
select the media ([MUSIC]/
[VIDEO]) you want.
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Searching a specific title/
chapter/scene/track/index
Other playback
operations
Depending on the type of disc or file,
the function may not work.
1
To
Press
View DVD menu
DVD/TUNER MENU
2 Hold down SHIFT, then press the
numeric buttons to enter the title,
chapter, scene, track, or index
number you want, then press
.
Playback starts.
View Folder List or SEARCH. Press the
File List
button again to turn off
the Folder List or File
List.
Return to Folder
RETURN
List when in File List
Locate a point
quickly in fast
forward or fast
reverse (Lock
Search)
 or  during
playback. Each time you
press the button, the
playback speed
changes.
Watch frame by
frame (Slowmotion Play)
, then press
or
. Each time you
press
or
, the
playback speed
changes.
Notes
 For VIDEO CD with PBC playback, press
SEARCH to search the scene.
 For VIDEO CD without PBC playback,
press SEARCH to search the track and
index.
To search using the time code
1
Press SEARCH repeatedly during
playback to select the time search
mode.
2
Hold down SHIFT, then press the
numeric buttons to enter the time
code, then press
.
Example: To find a scene at 2 hours,
10 minutes, and 20 seconds, hold
down SHIFT, then press 2, 1, 0, 2, 0
([2:10:20]).
Press CLEAR to cancel the number.
Searching a specific track
Hold down SHIFT, then press the
numeric buttons to select the track
you want to play back, then press
.
To search using the SEARCH
button
1
Press SEARCH to display the Track
List.
2
Press / repeatedly to select the
track you want to play back, then
press
.
Press SEARCH repeatedly during
playback to select the search
mode.
To search using the DVD menu
1
2
Press DVD/TUNER MENU.
Press / / / or hold down
SHIFT, then press the numeric
buttons to select the title or item
you want to play back, then press
.
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Changing the angles
Press ANGLE repeatedly during
playback to select the angle you
want.
Displaying the subtitles
SUPER VIDEO CD

[1:STEREO]: The stereo sound of
audio track 1.
 [1:1/L]/[1:2/R]: The monaural sound
of the left or right channel of audio
track 1.
 [2:STEREO]: The stereo sound of
audio track 2.
 [2:1/L]/[2:2/R]: The monaural sound
of the left or right channel of audio
track 2.
You can use the PBC (Playback Control)
menu to enjoy the VIDEO CD’s
interactive software.
1
Press AUDIO repeatedly during
playback to select the audio format
or mode you want.
Press  to play a VIDEO CD in
PBC.
The PBC menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Hold down SHIFT, then press the
numeric buttons to select the item
number you want, then press
.
DVD VIDEO
You can toggle audio format or
language when the source contains
multiple audio formats or multilingual
audio.
When 4 digits are displayed, they
indicate a language code. See
“Language code list” (page 58) to
confirm which language the code
represents. When the same language
is displayed two or more times, the
DVD VIDEO is recorded in multiple
audio formats.
Disc/USB Playback
Playing a VIDEO CD with
PBC functions
Press SUBTITLE repeatedly during
playback to select the subtitle
language you want or turn off the
subtitle.
Changing the language/
sound
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3 Continue playback according to
the instructions on the menu.
Note
PBC playback is canceled when Repeat
Play is activated.
To cancel PBC playback
1
VIDEO CD/AUDIO CD/DATA CD/
DATA DVD (MP3 file) or USB
device (audio file)
Press  or , or hold down
SHIFT, then press the numeric
buttons to select a track when
playback is stopped.
2
You can change the sound track.
 [STEREO]: The stereo sound.
 [1/L]/[2/R]: The monaural sound of
the left or right channel.
Press  or
.
Playback starts from the selected
track.
To return to PBC playback
Press  twice, then press .
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Multi-disc resume play
This system can store playback resume
points for up to 6 discs and resumes
playback when you insert the same
disc again. If you store a playback
resume point for the 7th disc, the
resume point for the first disc will be
deleted.
To activate this function, set [MULTIDISC RESUME] in [SYSTEM SETUP] to
[ON] (page 27).
Note
To play back from the beginning of the
disc, press  twice, then press .
Using play mode
Playing in original order
(Normal Play)
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Playing in random order
(Shuffle Play)
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly.
 When playing a disc
[DISC (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all audio
files on a disc.
 [FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]*: shuffles all
audio files in the folder on the disc.

* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.
 When playing a USB device
 [ONE USB DEVICE (SHUFFLE)]:
shuffles all audio files on a USB
device.
 [FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all
compatible files in the folder on the
USB device.
Notes
 Shuffle Play cannot be performed for
video files.
 Shuffle Play is canceled when you:
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly.
 When playing a disc
[DISC]: plays a disc.
[FOLDER]*: plays all compatible files
in the folder on the disc.


 turn off the system.
 open the disc tray.
 perform Synchronized Transfer.
 change MEDIA MODE.
 Shuffle Play may be canceled when you
select a folder or a track to play back.
Playing repeatedly
(Repeat Play)
* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.
 When playing a USB device
 [ONE USB DEVICE]: plays a USB
device.
 [FOLDER]: plays all compatible files in
the folder on a USB device.
Press REPEAT repeatedly.
Depending on the type of disc or file,
some settings may not be available.
 [OFF]: does not play back repeatedly.
 [ALL]: repeats all tracks or files in the
selected play mode.
 [DISC]: repeats all contents (DVD
VIDEO and VIDEO CD only).
 [TITLE]: repeats the current title (DVD
VIDEO only).
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
[CHAPTER]: repeats the current
chapter (DVD VIDEO only).
 [TRACK]: repeats the current track.
 [FILE]: repeats the current video file.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly to select
[OFF].
4 Enter or re-enter your 4-digit
password using the numeric
buttons, then press
.
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[STANDARD], then press
.
6 Press
Notes
Restricting playback of
the disc
(Parental Control)
You can restrict playback of DVD
VIDEOs according to a predetermined
level. Scenes may be skipped or
replaced with different scenes.
1
7 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[LEVEL], then press
.
8 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the level you want, then press
.
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
Disc/USB Playback
/ repeatedly to select a
geographic area as the playback
limitation level, then press
.
The area is selected.
When you select [OTHERS ], enter
the area code for the geographic
area you want according to the
“Parental Control area code list” on
page 59 by using the numeric
buttons.
“
” lights up in the display panel when
Repeat Play is set to [ALL] or [DISC].
“
” lights up in the display panel when
Repeat Play is set to [TITLE], [CHAPTER],
[TRACK] or [FILE].
 You cannot perform Repeat Play with
VIDEO CD during PBC playback.
 Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you
cannot perform Repeat Play.
 Repeat Play is canceled when you:
 open the disc tray.
 turn off the system (DVD VIDEO and
VIDEO CD only).
 change the function (DVD VIDEO and
VIDEO CD only).
 perform Synchronized Transfer.
 change MEDIA MODE.
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To turn off the PARENTAL
CONTROL function
Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in step 8.
To play back a disc for which
PARENTAL CONTROL is set
1
Load the disc and press .
The display for entering your
password appears on the TV screen.
2
Enter your 4-digit password using
the numeric buttons, then press
.
The system starts playback.
When playback is stopped, press
SETUP.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[SYSTEM SETUP], then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[PARENTAL CONTROL], then press
.
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If you forget your password
Remove the disc and repeat steps 1 to
3 of “Restricting playback of the disc”
(page 23). Enter a password “199703”
using the numeric buttons, then press
. Follow the on-screen instructions
and enter a new 4-digit password.
Then, reload the disc and press .
You need to enter your new password
again.
Viewing information of
a disc and USB device
Information on the TV
screen
Hold down SHIFT, then press
DISPLAY repeatedly during
playback.
 Playback information
Playing time, remaining time
If an audio file has an ID3 tag, the
system will display an album name/title
name/artist name from the ID3 tag
information. The system can support
ID3 ver 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3.
2)
If the file or folder contains characters
which cannot be displayed, those
characters will be displayed as “_”.
Notes
 Depending on the source being played,
 some information may not be
displayed.
 some characters cannot be displayed.
 Depending on the play mode, the
information displayed may be different.
Displaying the audio
information
(DVD VIDEO and video files only)
Press AUDIO repeatedly during
playback.
Information in the display
panel
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when the
system is on.
You can view the information as
follows:
 playing time, remaining time of track,
title, chapter
 scene number
 file name, folder name
 title, artist and album information
 The disc name or track name may not be
 File type
displayed depending on the text.
 Playing time of MP3 files and video files
 Playback status
 Title
1)
Notes
 Bit rate
1)/track/file
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may not be displayed correctly.
name2)
 Album1)/folder name2)/chapter/
index number
 The elapsed playing time of an audio file
encoded using a VBR (variable bit rate) is
not displayed correctly.
 Artist name1)2)
Appears when playing an audio file.
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Using the Setup Menu
[MENU]
You can make various adjustments to
items such as picture and sound.
Displayed items vary depending on the
country or region.
Selects the language for the DVD
menu.
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.
Switches the language of the sound
track.
When you select [ORIGINAL], the
language given priority in the disc is
selected.
1
[SUBTITLE]
2 When playback is stopped, press
SETUP.
The Setup Menu appears on the TV
screen.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[LANGUAGE SETUP], [VIDEO
SETUP], [AUDIO SETUP], [SYSTEM
SETUP] or [HDMI SETUP], then
press
.
4 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the item you want, then press
.
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting you want, then press
.
The setting is selected and setup is
completed.
To exit the menu
Press SETUP.
Switches the language of the subtitle
recorded on the DVD VIDEO.
When you select [AUDIO FOLLOW], the
language for the subtitles changes
according to the language you
selected for the sound track.
Disc/USB Playback
Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD” or “USB”.
[AUDIO]
Note
If you select [OTHERS ] in [MENU],
[AUDIO], and [SUBTITLE], enter a
language code from the “Language code
list” (page 58) using the numeric buttons.
Setting the TV screen –
[VIDEO SETUP]
[TV TYPE]
[16:9]: Selects this when you connect a
wide-screen TV or a TV with a wide
mode function.
Setting the language –
[LANGUAGE SETUP]
[OSD]
Selects the language of the on-screen
display.
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[4:3 LETTER BOX]: Selects this when
you connect a 4:3 screen TV without a
wide mode function. This setting
displays a wide picture with black
bands on the top and bottom.
[4:3 PAN SCAN]: Selects this when you
connect a 4:3 screen TV without a wide
mode function. This setting displays a
full-height picture on the entire screen,
with trimmed sides.
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[AUTO]: Outputs the video signal
according to the color system of the
disc. Select this setting if your TV uses
a DUAL system.
[PAL]: Outputs the video signal in PAL.
[NTSC]: Outputs the video signal in
NTSC.
For details, see “Changing the color
system” (page 18).
[BLACK LEVEL]
(For Latin American models only)
Selects the black level (setup level) for
the video signals output from the
VIDEO OUT jack.
[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.
[PAUSE MODE]
[4:3 OUTPUT]
[FULL]: Selects this when you connect
a TV with a wide mode function.
Displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9
aspect ratio even on a wide-screen TV.
[NORMAL]: Changes the picture size
to fit the screen size with the original
picture aspect ratio. This setting
displays black bands on the left and
right side if you display a 4:3 screen
picture.
[AUTO]: The picture, including
subjects that move dynamically, is
output with no jitter. Normally select
this setting.
[FRAME]: The picture, including
subjects that do not move
dynamically, is output in high
resolution.
Setting the audio
options – [AUDIO
SETUP]
[AUDIO DRC]
(Dynamic Range Compression)
[COLOR SYSTEM(VIDEO CD)]
(Except for Latin American, European,
and Russian models)
Selects the color system (PAL or NTSC).
Useful for watching movies at low
volume late at night.
[OFF]: Off.
[STANDARD]: The dynamic range is
compressed as intended by the
recording engineer.
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[TRACK SELECTION]
[OFF]: Off.
[AUTO]: Gives priority to the sound
track which contains the highest
number of channels when you play
back a DVD VIDEO on which multiple
audio formats (PCM, MPEG, or Dolby
Digital) are recorded.
[A/V SYNC]
[DOWNMIX]
Selects the audio output signal for
playing a multi-channel audio.
[NORMAL]: Outputs multi-channel
audio into a 2-channel stereo signal.
[DOLBY SURROUND]: Outputs multichannel audio into a 2-channel
surround signal.
Setting the system –
[SYSTEM SETUP]
[SCREEN SAVER]
Prevents damage on the TV. Press
 +/– to cancel the screen saver.
[ON]: Turns on the screen saver
function if you do not operate the
system for about 15 minutes.
[OFF]: Off.
[BACKGROUND]
Selects the background color or picture
to be displayed on the TV screen.
[JACKET PICTURE]: The jacket picture
(still picture) that recorded on the disc
appears in the background.
[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 23).
[MULTI-DISC RESUME]
[ON]: Stores the resume playback
point in the memory for up to 6 discs.
[OFF]: Only stores the resume
playback point 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”
(page 52).
Disc/USB Playback
(Video files only)
[OFF]: Off.
[ON]: Adjusts the delay between
picture and sound.
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Setting the HDMI
options – [HDMI
SETUP]
[HDMI RESOLUTION]
Selects the TV output resolution when
the TV is connected via HDMI cable.
[AUTO(1920×1080p)]1): Outputs video
signals according to the resolution of
the TV.
[1920×1080i]/[1280×720p]/
[720×480p]2)/[720×480p/576p]3):
Outputs video signals according to the
selected resolution setting.
1)
For Russian models, the default setting
is [АВТО(1920×1080p)].
2) For Latin American models only.
3)
For other models.
[YCBCR/RGB(HDMI)]
[YCBCR]: Outputs YCBCR video signals.
Set to [RGB] if the playback picture is
distorted.
[RGB]: Outputs RGB video signals.
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[AUDIO(HDMI)]
[AUTO]: Outputs audio signals in
original format from HDMI OUT (TV)
jack.
[PCM]: Outputs 2-channel Linear PCM
signals from HDMI OUT (TV) jack.
[CONTROL FOR HDMI]
[ON]: The Control for HDMI function is
enabled. You can operate mutually
between system and TV connected
with an HDMI cable.
[OFF]: Off.
[AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL]
Set this function when the system is
connected to a TV’s HDMI IN jack that is
compatible with Audio Return
Channel. This function is available
when you set [CONTROL FOR HDMI] to
[ON].
[ON]: You can listen to TV sound from
the speakers of the system.
[OFF]: Off.
[STANDBY LINKED TO TV]
This function is available when you set
[CONTROL FOR HDMI] to [ON].
[AUTO]: If the input of the system is
“TV”, the system turns off
automatically when you turn off the
TV.
[ON]: The system turns off
automatically when you turn off the TV
regardless of the input.
[OFF]: The system does not turn off
when you turn off the TV.
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USB Transfer
Transferring music
You can transfer music from a disc
(AUDIO CD or MP3 disc only) to a USB
device connected to the (USB) port.
The audio format of files transferred by
this system is MP3.
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.
 MP3 files are transferred with the same
bit rate as the original files.
 When transferring from an AUDIO CD,
you may select the bit rate before
transferring.
 USB transfer and erase operations are
prohibited when the disc tray is opened.
Note on copyright-protected
content
The transferred music is limited to
private use only. Use of the music
beyond this limit requires permission
of the copyright holders.
To select the bit rate
You can select a higher bit rate to
transfer music with better quality.
1
2
Press OPTIONS.
3
Press / repeatedly to select the
bit rate you want, then press
.
 128 KBPS: encoded MP3 tracks
have smaller file size and lower
audio quality.
 256 KBPS: encoded MP3 tracks
have bigger file size but higher
audio quality.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Press / repeatedly to select “BIT
RATE”, then press
.
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Transferring music from a
disc
You can transfer music to a USB device
connected to (USB) port as follows:
 Synchronized Transfer: Transfer all
supported music files from a disc to
USB.
 REC1 Transfer: Transfer a single track
or audio file during playback.
Use the buttons on the unit to perform
this operation.
1
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD”, then load a disc.
If the system starts playback
automatically, press  twice to stop
the playback.
3 Prepare the sound source.
For Synchronized Transfer:
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE on the remote control
repeatedly to select the play mode
you want.
Note
If you start transferring in Shuffle Play
or Repeat Play, the selected play mode
changes to Normal Play automatically.
When the transfer is completed
The disc stops automatically (for
Synchronized Transfer) or continues to
play (for REC1 Transfer).
To stop transfer
Press .
Notes on transfer
 While transferring, no sound is output.
 CD-TEXT information is not transferred
in the created MP3 files.
 The transfer stops automatically if:
 the USB device runs out of space
during transfer.
 the number of audio files or folders on
the USB device reaches the limit.
 If a folder or file 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 file.
 You cannot perform the following
operations during a transfer:
 Eject the disc.
 Select another track or file.
 Pause playback or find a point in the
track or file.
 Change the function.
 When transferring music to a Walkman®
using “Media Manager for WALKMAN”,
be sure to transfer in MP3 format.
 When connecting a Walkman® to the
system, be sure to connect after the
display “Creating Library” or “Creating
Database” on the Walkman® has
disappeared.
USB Transfer
Connect a transferable USB device
to the (USB) port.
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For REC1 Transfer:
Select the track or audio file you
want to transfer, then start
playback.
4 Press REC TO USB.
“PUSH ENTER” appears in the
display panel.
5 Press ENTER.
The transfer starts when “DO NOT
REMOVE” appears in the display
panel.
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Folder and file generation
rules
Maximum number of MP3 files
that can be generated



298 folders
650 files in a folder
650 files in REC1-CD or REC1-MP3
folder.
These numbers may vary depending
on the file or folder configuration.
When transferring onto a USB device, a
“MUSIC” folder is created directly
below “ROOT”. Folders and files are
generated within this “MUSIC” folder
according to the transferring method
and source.
Synchronized Transfer
Source
Folder name
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5 Press
/ repeatedly to select a
folder, then press
.
6 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the audio file you want to erase,
then press
.
Select [ALL TRACKS] to select all
audio files in the folder.
“FOLDER ERASE” or “TRACK ERASE”
and “PUSH ENTER” appear in the
display panel.
To cancel, press .
7 Press
.
“COMPLETE” appears in the display
panel.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Notes
File name
Audio files
Same as the source
AUDIO CD
“CDDA0001”*
“TRACK001”*
REC1 Transfer
Source
Folder name
File name
Audio files
“REC1-MP3”
Same as the
source
AUDIO CD
“REC1-CD”
“TRACK001”*
 A folder that contains non-MP3/WMA/
AAC/WAV format audio files or sub
folders cannot be erased.
 You cannot erase audio files or folders
when Shuffle Play has been selected.
Set the play mode to Normal Play before
erasing.
 Erase operation is prohibited when the
disc tray is opened.
* Folder and file numbers are assigned
serially thereafter.
Erasing audio files or
folders on the USB device
1
Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to
select “USB”.
2 Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly to
select [MUSIC].
3 When playback is stopped, press
OPTIONS.
4 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“ERASE”, then press
.
The Folder List is displayed on the
TV screen.
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Tuner
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Presetting radio stations
Listening to the radio
You can store up to 20 FM stations as
your favorite stations.
1
1 Tune to the station you want.
2 Press DVD/TUNER MENU.
3 Press / repeatedly to select
Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to
select “TUNER FM”.
2 Select the radio station.
For manual tuning:
Press TUNING+/– repeatedly to tune
to the station you want.
the preset number you want, then
press
.
“COMPLETE” appears in the display
panel. The station is stored.
If another station is already
assigned to the selected preset
number, that station is replaced by
the new one.
To tune to a preset station
Press PRESET+/– repeatedly to select
the preset number you want.
You can also hold down SHIFT, then
press the numeric buttons, and then
press
to select a preset station.
Tuner
For automatic tuning:
Hold down TUNING+/– until the
frequency indication changes and
then release.
Scanning stops automatically when
a station is tuned in. “ST” (for FM
stereo programs only) lights up in
the display panel.
If scanning does not stop, press 
to stop scanning. Then, perform
manual tuning (below).
Note
When you tune to an FM station that
provides RDS services, information such
as the service name or station name is
provided by broadcasts. You can check
the RDS information by pressing DISPLAY
repeatedly.
Tip
To reduce static noise on a weak FM
stereo station, press FM MODE repeatedly
until “ST” disappears from the display
panel. You will lose the stereo effect, but
reception will improve.
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BLUETOOTH
About the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology
BLUETOOTH wireless technology is a
short-range wireless technology that
enables wireless data communication
between digital devices. BLUETOOTH
wireless technology operates within a
range of about 10 meters.
Supported BLUETOOTH version,
profiles and codecs
For details, see “BLUETOOTH section”
(page 57).
Compatible BLUETOOTH devices
For details, see “Websites for
compatible devices” (page 10).
About the BLUETOOTH
indicator
The BLUETOOTH indicator on the unit
lights up or flashes in blue to show the
BLUETOOTH status.
System status
Indicator status
BLUETOOTH standby
Flashes slowly
BLUETOOTH pairing
Flashes quickly
BLUETOOTH connection
is established
Lights up
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Pairing this system with
a BLUETOOTH device
Pairing is an operation where
BLUETOOTH devices register with each
other beforehand. Once a pairing
operation is performed, it does not
need to be performed again.
1
Place the BLUETOOTH device
within 1 meter from the system.
2 Press BLUETOOTH on the unit to
select BLUETOOTH function.
“BT AUDIO” appears in the display
panel.
Notes
 When there is no pairing information
on the system, the system enters the
pairing mode automatically and
“PAIRING” flashes in the display
panel. Proceed to step 4.
 If the system is connected to a
BLUETOOTH device, press
BLUETOOTH on the unit to
disconnect the BLUETOOTH device.
3 Hold down
PAIRING on the unit
for 2 seconds or more.
“PAIRING” flashes in the display
panel.
4 Perform the pairing procedure on
the BLUETOOTH device.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your BLUETOOTH
device.
5 Select “MHC-V44D” on the
device’s display.
Perform this step within 5 minutes,
otherwise pairing will be canceled.
In this case, repeat from step 1.
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Note
2
If passkey is required on the
BLUETOOTH device, enter “0000”.
“Passkey” may be called “Passcode”,
“PIN code”, “PIN number”, or
“Password”.
6 Perform the BLUETOOTH
connection on the BLUETOOTH
device.
The BLUETOOTH device name
appears in the display panel.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device, connection may start
automatically after pairing is
completed.
You can check the BLUETOOTH
device address by pressing DISPLAY
repeatedly.
Notes
devices. If the 10th BLUETOOTH device is
paired, the oldest paired device will be
deleted.
 If you want to pair with another
BLUETOOTH device, repeat steps 1 to 6.
To cancel pairing operation
Hold down PAIRING on the unit for
2 seconds or more until “BT AUDIO”
appears in the display panel.
To delete pairing information
Use the buttons on the unit to perform
this operation.
1
Press BLUETOOTH to select
BLUETOOTH function.
“BT AUDIO” appears in the display
panel.
If the system is connected to a
BLUETOOTH device, the BLUETOOTH
device name appears in the display
panel. Press BLUETOOTH to
disconnect the BLUETOOTH device.
Hold down ENTER and
– for
about 3 seconds.
“BT HIST CLEAR” appears in the
display panel and all the pairing
information is erased.
Playing music from a
BLUETOOTH device
You can operate a BLUETOOTH device
by connecting the system and the
BLUETOOTH device using AVRCP.
Once the system and BLUETOOTH
device are connected, you can control
playback by pressing , , ,
/ and /.
Check the following before playing
music:
 The BLUETOOTH function of the
BLUETOOTH device is turned on.
 The pairing has been completed
(page 32).
1
Press BLUETOOTH on the unit to
select BLUETOOTH function.
“BT AUDIO” appears in the display
panel.
BLUETOOTH
 You can pair up to 9 BLUETOOTH
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2 Establish connection with the
BLUETOOTH device.
Press BLUETOOTH on the unit to
connect to the last connected
BLUETOOTH device.
Perform the BLUETOOTH
connection from the BLUETOOTH
device if the device is not
connected.
Once the connection is established,
the BLUETOOTH device name
appears in the display panel.
3 Press  to start playback.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device,
 you may have to press  twice.
 you may need to start playing an
audio source on the BLUETOOTH
device.
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4 Adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume of the
BLUETOOTH device first, if the
volume level is still too low, adjust
the volume level on the system.
Notes
 When the system is not connected to
any BLUETOOTH device, the system will
connect to the last connected
BLUETOOTH device automatically when
you press BLUETOOTH on the unit or .
 If you try to connect another
BLUETOOTH device to the system, the
current connected BLUETOOTH device
will be disconnected.
To disconnect the BLUETOOTH
device
Press BLUETOOTH on the unit. “BT
AUDIO” appears in the display panel.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH device,
the BLUETOOTH connection may be
canceled automatically when you stop
playback.
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Notes
 The system only can recognizes and
connects to one NFC-compatible
smartphone at a time. If you try to
connect another NFC-compatible
smartphone to the system, the current
connected NFC-compatible smartphone
will be disconnected.
 Depending on your NFC-compatible
smartphone, you may need to perform
the following items on your NFCcompatible smartphone in advance.
 Turn on the NFC function. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
the NFC-compatible smartphone.
 If your NFC-compatible smartphone is
having an older OS version than
Android 4.1.x, download and start the
“NFC Easy Connect” application. “NFC
Easy Connect” is a free application for
Android smartphone that can be
obtained from Google Play. (The
application may not be available in
some countries/regions.)
1
Touch the smartphone to the
N-Mark on the unit until the
smartphone vibrates.
One Touch BLUETOOTH
Connection by NFC
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a
technology enabling short-range
wireless communication between
various devices, such as smartphones
and IC tags.
When you touch the system with an
NFC-compatible smartphone, the
system automatically:
 turns on in BLUETOOTH function.
 completes the pairing and
BLUETOOTH connection.
Compatible smartphones
Smartphones with a built-in NFC
function (OS: Android 2.3.3 or
later, excluding Android 3.x)
Complete the connection by
following the instructions displayed
on the smartphone.
When the BLUETOOTH connection
is established, the BLUETOOTH
device name appears in the display
panel.
2 Start playback of an audio source
on the smartphone.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your BLUETOOTH
device.
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Tip
Tip
If pairing and the BLUETOOTH connection
fail, do the following.
 Remove the case from the smartphone
if using a commercially available
smartphone case.
 Touch the smartphone to the N-Mark on
the unit again.
 Relaunch “NFC Easy Connect”
application.
LDAC is an audio coding technology
developed by Sony that enables the
transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res)
Audio content, even over a BLUETOOTH
connection. Unlike other BLUETOOTH
compatible coding technologies such as
SBC, it operates without any downconversion of the Hi-Res Audio content*,
and allows approximately three times
more data** than those other
technologies to be transmitted over a
BLUETOOTH wireless network with
unprecedented sound quality, by means
of efficient coding and optimized
packetization.
To disconnect the smartphone
Touch the smartphone to the N-Mark
on the unit again.
Setting the BLUETOOTH
audio codecs
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“BT CODEC”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting.
 AUTO: Enable reception in AAC or
LDAC codec format.
 SBC: Receive in SBC codec format.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Notes
 You can enjoy high quality sound if the
AAC or LDAC is selected. In case you
cannot listen to AAC or LDAC sound
from your device or the sound is
interrupted, select “SBC”.
 If you change this setting when the
system is connected to a BLUETOOTH
device, the BLUETOOTH device will be
disconnected. To connect to the
BLUETOOTH device, perform the
BLUETOOTH connection again.
Setting the BLUETOOTH
standby mode
The BLUETOOTH standby mode
enables the system to turn on
automatically when you establish the
BLUETOOTH connection from a
BLUETOOTH device.
BLUETOOTH
You can receive data in AAC, LDAC or
SBC codec format from a BLUETOOTH
device.
* Excluding DSD format contents.
** In comparison with SBC (Subband
Coding) when the bitrate of 990 kbps
(96/48 kHz) or 909 kbps (88.2/44.1 kHz)
is selected.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“BT STBY”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting.
 ON: The system turns on
automatically when you establish
a BLUETOOTH connection from a
BLUETOOTH device.
 OFF: Turns off this function.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
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Setting the BLUETOOTH
signal
You can connect to the system from a
paired BLUETOOTH device in all
functions when BLUETOOTH signal is
set to on. The BLUETOOTH signal is
turned on by default.
Use the buttons on the unit to perform
this operation.
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Using “SongPal” via
BLUETOOTH
About App
A dedicated App for this model is
available on both Google Play and App
Store. Search for “SongPal” or scan the
QR code below then download the free
App to find out more about the
convenient features.
Hold down ENTER and
+ for about
3 seconds.
“BT ON” or “BT OFF” appears in the
display panel.
Notes
 You cannot perform the following
operations when BLUETOOTH signal is
set to off:
 Pairing and/or connecting with
BLUETOOTH device
 Erasing the pairing information
 Using “SongPal” via BLUETOOTH
 Change the BLUETOOTH audio codecs
 If you touch the system with an NFCcompatible smartphone or set the
BLUETOOTH standby mode to on, the
BLUETOOTH signals will set to on
automatically.
BLUETOOTH technology works with
iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6
Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c,
iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPod touch
(6th generation), iPod touch
(5th generation).
Note
If “SongPal” application does not work
properly, disconnect and connect the
BLUETOOTH device by pressing
BLUETOOTH on the unit (page 33).
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Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
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To cancel the Virtual Football
mode
Press MUSIC repeatedly to select
“FLAT”.
Notes
To
Do this
Reinforce the
Press MEGA BASS on the
bass and create a unit repeatedly to select
more powerful
“BASS ON”.
sound
Press FIESTA on the unit.
The FIESTA indicator lights
up.
You can also press MUSIC
repeatedly to select
“FIESTA”.
Select a preset
sound effect
Press MUSIC or VIDEO
repeatedly.
To cancel preset sound
effect, press MUSIC
repeatedly to select
“FLAT”.
You can also use SOUND
FIELD on the unit to select
the preset sound effect.
Selecting the Virtual
Football mode
You can experience a feeling of
presence in the stadium when
watching the football match
broadcast.
Press FOOTBALL repeatedly while
watching a football match broadcast.
 ON NARRATION: You can enjoy an
immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium through enhanced
stadium cheers.
 OFF NARRATION: You can enjoy a
more immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium by minimizing the
volume level of narration in addition
to the enhancement of cheers.
football mode when watching a football
match broadcast.
 If you hear unnatural sound in the
content when “OFF NARRATION” is
selected, “ON NARRATION” is
recommended.
 This feature does not support monaural
sound.
 You can only select the Virtual Football
mode during AUDIO IN and TV functions.
Creating your own
sound effect
You can raise or lower the levels of
specific frequency bands, then store
the setting in the memory as “CUSTOM
EQ”.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM EQ”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to adjust
the equalizer level, then press
.
Sound Adjustment
Select fiesta
sound effect
 We recommend you to select the
4 Repeat step 3 to adjust the level of
other frequency bands and
surround effect.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
To select the custom equalizer
setting
Press MUSIC repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM EQ”.
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Creating a party
atmosphere
(DJ EFFECT)
Use the buttons on the unit to perform
this operation.
1
Press the following button to
select the effect type.
 FLANGER: Creates a deep flanging
effect that is similar to the roar of
a jet plane.
 ISOLATOR: Isolates a specific
frequency band by adjusting the
other frequency bands. For
example, when you want to focus
on vocals.
 SAMPLER: Provides a series of
special sound effects.
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Notes
 The DJ EFFECT is automatically turned off
when you:
 turn off the system.
 change the function.
 activate or deactivate the PARTY
CHAIN function.
 activate the Football mode.
 select “FIESTA”.
 select VIDEO sound effect.
 use the Vocal Fader.
 change the key (Key Control).
 If you activate the DJ EFFECT during
transferring, the sound effect will not be
transferred onto the USB device.
 You cannot use VOLUME/DJ CONTROL
on the unit to adjust the volume when
the DJ EFFECT is activated.
Press  +/– on the remote control to
adjust the volume.
2 Change the sound effect.
For FLANGER and ISOLATOR:
Turn the VOLUME/DJ CONTROL
knob to adjust the effect level.
For SAMPLER:
Press SAMPLER repeatedly to select
“SAMPLER1” or “SAMPLER2”, then
press S1/S2/S3/S4 to output the
sampler sound effect.
To output other sampler sound
effect continuously, turn the
VOLUME/DJ CONTROL knob.
To turn off the effect


Press DJ OFF.
Press the selected effect button
again (for FLANGER and ISOLATOR
only).
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Other Operations
Using the Control for
HDMI function
Connecting a TV compatible with the
Control for HDMI function* by HDMI
cable (High Speed HDMI Cable with
Ethernet, not supplied) enables you to
easily operate the device by a TV
remote control.
The following functions can be used
with the Control for HDMI function.
 System Power Off function
 System Audio Control function
 Audio Return Channel
 One-Touch Play function
 Remote Easy Control
 Language Follow
Note
These functions may work with devices
other than those manufactured by Sony,
but operation is not guaranteed.
Preparing to use the
Control for HDMI function
Set [HDMI SETUP] – [CONTROL FOR
HDMI] on the system to [ON] (page 28).
The default setting is [ON].
Enable the Control for HDMI function
settings for the TV connected to the
system.
Tip
If you enable the Control for HDMI
(“BRAVIA” sync) function when using a TV
manufactured by Sony, the Control for
HDMI function of the system is also
enabled automatically. When settings are
completed, “COMPLETE” appears in the
display panel.
System Power Off function
When you turn off the TV, the system
will turn off automatically.
Set [HDMI SETUP] – [STANDBY LINKED
TO TV] on the system to [ON] or [AUTO]
(page 28). The default setting is
[AUTO].
Note
The connected device may not turn off
depending on the status of the device.
System Audio Control function
If you turn on the system while you are
watching the TV, the TV sound will be
output from the speakers of the
system. The volume of the system can
be adjusted using the TV’s remote
control.
If the TV sound was output from the
speakers of the system the previous
time you watched the TV, the system
will be turned on automatically when
you turn on the TV again.
Operations can also be made by the
TV’s menu. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
Notes
 The system’s volume level is displayed
on the TV screen depending on the TV. It
may differ from the volume level on the
display panel.
 Depending on the settings of the TV, the
System Audio Control function may not
be available. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
Other Operations
* Control for HDMI is a standard used by
CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) for
allowing HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) devices to control
each other.
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Audio Return Channel
If the system is connected to a TV’s
HDMI IN jack compatible with Audio
Return Channel, you can listen to TV
sound from the speakers of the system
without connecting an audio cable
(not supplied).
On the system, set [HDMI SETUP] –
[AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL] to [ON]
(page 28). The default setting is [ON].
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Note
If the TV is not compatible with Audio
Return Channel, an audio cable (not
supplied) needs to be connected
(page 17).
One-Touch Play function
When you play content on the system,
the TV is turned on automatically. The
TV’s input is switched to the HDMI
input which the system is connected.
Note
Depending on the TV, the beginning part
of content being played may not play
correctly.
Remote Easy Control
You can select the system by the SYNC
MENU button on the TV remote control
and operate the system.
This function can be used if the TV
supports the link menu. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
your TV.
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Using the Party Chain
function
You can connect multiple audio
systems in a chain to create a more
interesting party environment and to
produce higher sound output.
Activate a system in the chain to be the
“Party Host” and share the music.
Other systems will become “Party
Guest” and play the same music as the
“Party Host”.
Setting up the Party Chain
Set up a Party Chain by connecting all
the systems using audio cables (not
supplied).
Before connecting cables, be sure to
disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead).
 If all the systems are equipped
with Party Chain function
Notes
 In the TV’s link menu, the system is
recognized by the TV as “Player”.
 Some operations may not be available
First system
with some TVs.
Language Follow
When you change the language for the
on-screen display of the TV, the
system’s on-screen display language
is also changed.
Second
system
Continue the connection
until the last system
Last system
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
The last system must be connected
to the first system.
 Any system can become a Party Host.
 You can select a new Party Host
when Party Chain function is
activated. For details, see “To select a
new Party Host” (page 42).
 If one of the system is not
equipped with Party Chain
function
First system
Second
system
Continue the connection
until the last system
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Enjoying the Party Chain
Use the buttons on the unit to perform
this operation.
1
Plug in the AC power cord (mains
lead) and turn on all the systems.
2 Adjust the volume on each
system.
3 Activate the Party Chain function
on the system which you want it
to be the Party Host.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select the function you want (except
AUDIO IN in connection 
(page 40)). Start playback the
music, then press PARTY CHAIN.
“PARTY CHAIN” appears in the
display panel. The system starts the
party as Party Host and other
systems will become Party Guest
automatically. All systems play the
same music as the Party Host.
Last system

The last system is not connected to
the first system.
 Connect the system which is not
equipped with Party Chain function
at the last system. Be sure to select
the audio in function on the last
system.
 You must select the first system as
Party Host so that all systems are
playing the same music when Party
Chain function is activated.
you have connected, Party Guest may
take some time to start playing the
music.
 Changing the volume level and sound
effect on the Party Host will not affect
the output on the Party Guest.
 The Party Guest continues playing the
music source as Party Host even when
you change the function on Party Guest.
However, you can adjust the volume
and change the sound effect on Party
Guest.
 When you use the microphone on Party
Host, the sound will not be output from
Party Guest.
 When one of the system in the
connection is performing USB transfer,
wait the system to complete or stop the
transfer before you activate the Party
Chain function.
 For detailed operation on other systems,
refer to the operating instructions of the
systems.
Other Operations
Notes
 Depending on the total unit of systems
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To select a new Party Host
Repeat step 3 of “Enjoying the Party
Chain” on the system which you want it
to be a new Party Host.
The current Party Host will become
Party Guest automatically. All systems
play the same music as the new Party
Host.
Notes
 You can only select another system as
the new Party Host after all the systems
have completed the Party Chain
function.
 Repeat the step above if the selected
system does not change as a new Party
Host after a few seconds.
To deactivate the Party Chain
On the Party Host, press PARTY CHAIN.
Preparing for karaoke
1
Press MIC LEVEL – on the unit to
reduce the microphone volume
level.
2 Connect an optional microphone
to MIC1 or MIC2 jack on the unit.
Connect another optional
microphone if you want to sing in
duet.
3 Start playing the music and adjust
the microphone volume. Press
MIC ECHO repeatedly to adjust the
echo effect.
music.
Notes
 If howling occurs:
Setting the Party Chain
sound mode
You can set the sound mode when the
Party Chain function is activated.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
3 Press
Singing along: Karaoke
4 Start singing along with the
Note
Repeat the step above if the system does
not deactivate the Party Chain after a few
seconds.
“P CHAIN MODE”, then press
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.
/ repeatedly to select
the mode you want, then press
.
 STEREO: outputs the stereo
sound.
 RIGHT CH: outputs the monaural
sound of the right channel.
 LEFT CH: outputs the monaural
sound of the left channel.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
 move the microphone away from the
speakers.
 change the direction of the
microphone.
 lower the MIC LEVEL.
 press  – to reduce the volume level
or press MIC ECHO repeatedly to
adjust the echo level.
 The sound from the microphone will not
be transferred to the USB device during
USB transfer.
Using Vocal Fader
You can reduce the sound of the vocal
in stereo source.
Press VOCAL FADER repeatedly to
select “ON V FADER”.
To cancel Vocal Fader effect, press
VOCAL FADER repeatedly to select
“OFF”.
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Changing the key (Key
Control)
Press KEY CONTROL / to suit your
vocal range.
Checking your score
Your score is calculated from a scale of
0 to 99 by comparing your voice with
the music source.
1 Start playing the music.
2 Press SCORE before singing a
song.
3 After singing for more than a
minute, press SCORE again to
view your score.
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Using the Sleep Timer
The system turns off automatically
after the preset time.
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
To cancel Sleep Timer, press SLEEP
repeatedly to select “OFF”.
Tip
To check the remaining time before the
system turns off, press SLEEP.
Using optional
equipment
1
Press  – repeatedly until “VOL
MIN” appears in the display panel.
2 Connect an optional equipment
Enjoying the Party Light
Press LIGHT MODE repeatedly to
change the illumination mode.
To turn off Party Light, press PARTY
LIGHT repeatedly to select “LED OFF”.
Notes
 Do not look directly at the light-emitting
part when the Party Light is turned on.
 If the illumination brightness is glaring,
switch on the room lights or turn off the
illumination.
 You can turn on or off the Party Light
when demonstration is turned on.
3 Press FUNCTION +/– repeatedly to
select the function which
corresponds to the connected
equipment.
4 Start playing the connected
equipment.
5 Press  + repeatedly to adjust
the volume.
Other Operations
Press PARTY LIGHT repeatedly to
select “LED ON”.
(page 15).
Note
The system may enter standby mode
automatically if the volume level of the
connected equipment is too low. Adjust
the volume level of the equipment. To
turn off automatic standby function, see
“Setting the automatic standby function”
(page 44).
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Notes
Deactivating the
buttons on the unit
 “AutoSTBY” flashes in the display panel
(Child Lock)
You can deactivate the buttons on the
unit (except ) to prevent
misoperation, such as child mischief.
Hold down  on the unit for more
than 5 seconds.
“CHILD LOCK ON” appears in the
display panel.
You can only operate the system using
the buttons on the remote control.
To cancel, hold down  on the unit for
more than 5 seconds until “CHILD LOCK
OFF” appears in the display panel.
about 2 minutes before entering
standby mode.
 The automatic standby function does
not work in the following cases:
 during tuner function.
 when the Sleep Timer is activated.
 when microphone is connected.
Updating the software
The software of this system may be
updated in the future. You can update
the software from the websites below.
For customers in Latin America:
<http://esupport.sony.com/LA>
For customers in Europe and Russia:
<http://www.sony.eu/support>
Notes
 Child Lock function will be canceled
when you disconnect the AC power cord
(mains lead).
 Child Lock function cannot be activated
when you open the disc tray.
For customers in Asia Pacific:
<http://www.sony-asia.com/support>
Follow the online instructions to update
the software.
Setting the automatic
standby function
The system enters standby mode
automatically in about 15 minutes
when there is no operation or audio
signal output.
By default, the automatic standby
function is turned on.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“AutoSTBY”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“ON” or “OFF”.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Should you encounter a problem with
your system, find your problem in the
troubleshooting checklist below and
take the corrective action.
If the problem persists, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Note that if the service personnel
changes some parts during repair,
these parts may be retained.
If “PROTECTX” (X is a
number) appears in the
display panel
Immediately unplug the AC
power cord (mains lead), and
check the following items.
 Is anything blocking the
ventilation holes of the unit?
 Is the USB port short-circuited?
General
The power does not turn on.
 Check that the AC power cord (mains
lead) is connected securely.
The system has entered standby
mode.
 This is not a malfunction. The system
enters standby mode automatically
in about 15 minutes when there is no
operation or audio signal output
(page 44).
There is no sound.
 Adjust the volume.
 Check the connection of the optional
equipment, if any (page 15).
 Turn on the connected equipment.
 Unplug the AC power cord (mains
lead), then plug in the AC power cord
(mains lead) again and turn on the
system.
There is no picture/sound when
connected to the HDMI OUT (TV) jack.
 Change the setting in [HDMI SETUP] –
[HDMI RESOLUTION]. The problem
may be solved.
 The equipment connected to the
HDMI OUT (TV) jack does not conform
to the audio signal format. In this
case, set [HDMI SETUP] –
[AUDIO(HDMI)] to [PCM].
 Try the following:
 Turn the system off and on again.
 Turn the connected equipment off
and on again.
 Disconnect and then connect the
HDMI cable again.
There is no microphone sound.
Adjust the microphone volume.
Make sure the microphone is
connected to the MIC1 or MIC2 jack
on the unit correctly.
 Make sure the microphone is turned
on.


No TV sound is heard from the
system. “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR”
appear in the display panel.
 This system supports 2-channel
Linear PCM formats only.
Check the audio output setting on
the TV and change it to PCM output
mode if automatic mode is selected.
 Check that the speaker output
setting on the TV is set to use
external speakers.
Additional Information
After checking the above items and
fixing any problems, plug in the AC
power cord (mains lead) again and
turn on the system. If the issue
persists, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
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There is severe hum or noise.
 Move the system away from sources
of noise.
 Connect the system to a different
wall outlet.
 Install a noise filter (commercially
available) to the AC power cord
(mains lead).
 Turn off surrounding electrical
equipment.
 You can hear a noise from cooling fan
when the system is playback at low
volume. This is not a malfunction.
The remote control does not
function.
 Remove the obstacles between the
remote control and the unit.
 Move the remote control closer to
the unit.
 Point the remote control at the unit’s
sensor.
 Replace the batteries (R03/size AAA).
 Move the unit away from the
fluorescent light.
There is acoustic feedback.
Reduce the volume.
Move the microphone away from the
system or change the direction of the
microphone.


The color irregularity on a TV screen
persists.
 Turn off the TV at once, then turn it
on after 15 to 30 minutes. If the color
irregularity still persists, place the
system farther away from the TV.
“CHILD LOCK” appears when you
press any button on the unit.
 Set the Child Lock function to off
(page 44).
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Disc player
The disc tray does not open and
“LOCKED” appears in the display
panel.
 Consult your nearest Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
The disc tray does not close.
Load the disc correctly.

The disc does not eject.
You cannot eject the disc during
CD-USB Synchronized Transfer or
REC1 Transfer. Press  to cancel the
transfer, then press  on the unit to
eject the disc.
 Consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Playback does not start.
Wipe the disc clean (page 54).
Reload the disc.
Load a disc that this system can play
back (page 8).
 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.
 The region code on the DVD VIDEO
does not match the system.



The sound skips.
Wipe the disc clean (page 54).
Reload the disc.
Move the unit to a place with no
vibration.



Playback does not start from the first
track.
 Set the play mode to Normal Play
(page 22).
 Resume Play has been selected.
Press  twice. Then, press  to start
playback.
A clicking sound is heard when
turning the power on.
 This is the operating sound and it
occurs when the power is turned on
or off, for example. This is not a
malfunction.
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You cannot perform some functions
such as Stop, Lock Search, Slowmotion Play, Repeat Play, or Shuffle
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/DATA DVD (MP3 or
Xvid) cannot be played back.
 The data is not stored in the
supported format.
 Make sure you have selected the
correct Media Mode before playback.
The folder name, track name, file
name and ID3 tag characters do not
appear properly.
 The ID3 tag is not Version 1 (1.0/1.1) or
Version 2 (2.2/2.3).
 The character codes that can be
displayed by this system are as
follows:
 Upper cases (A to Z)
 Numbers (0 to 9)
 Symbols (< > * +, [ ] \ _)
Other characters appear as “_”.
USB device
Transferring results in an error.
 You are using an unsupported USB
device. Check the information on the
website about compatible USB
devices (page 10).
 The USB device is not formatted
correctly. Refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device on
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 on again after removing it from
the system. Then perform the
transfer again.
 If the transfer and erase operations
are repeated multiple times, the file
structure within the USB device
becomes fragmented. Refer to the
operating instructions of the USB
device on how to deal with this
problem.
 The USB device was disconnected or
the power was turned off during
transfer. Delete the partiallytransferred file, and perform the
transfer again. If this does not fix the
problem, the USB device may be
broken. Refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device on
how to deal with this problem.
Audio files 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 file. If this does not fix the
problem, the USB device may be
broken. Refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device on
how to deal with this problem.
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”
appears in the display panel.

Additional Information
The sound loses stereo effect when
you play back an AUDIO CD, VIDEO
CD, audio file, video file, or DVD
VIDEO.
 Unplug all the microphones. “
”
disappears from the display panel.
 Make sure the system is connected
properly.
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There is noise, skipping, or distorted
sound.
 You are using an unsupported USB
device. Check the information on the
website about compatible USB
devices (page 10).
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
Turn off the system and reconnect
the USB device, then turn on the
system.
 The music data itself contains noise,
or the sound is distorted. Noise may
have entered during the transferring
process. Delete the file, and try
transferring again.
 The bit rate used when encoding
audio files was low. Send audio files
with higher bit rate to the USB device.
“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 or files on
the USB device (page 10).
 The file structure is extremely
complex.
 The memory capacity is excessive.
 The internal memory is
fragmented.
“NO FILE” appears in the display
panel.
 The system has entered the software
update mode, all buttons (except )
are deactivated. Press  on the unit
to cancel the software update.
“OVER CURRENT” appears in the
display panel.
 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 port.
Make sure there is no problem with
the USB device. If this display pattern
persists, contact your nearest Sony
dealer.
Erroneous display.
 The data stored in the USB device
may have been corrupted, perform
the transfer again.

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The character codes 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.
 Check the information on the website
about compatible USB devices
(page 10).
 The USB device does not work
properly. Refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device on
how to deal with this problem.

Playback does not start.
Turn off the system and reconnect
the USB device, then turn on the
system.
 Check the information on the website
about compatible USB devices
(page 10).

Playback does not start from the first
file.
 Set the play mode to Normal Play
(page 22).
Files cannot be played back.
Make sure you have selected the
correct Media Mode before playback.
 USB devices formatted with file
systems other than FAT16 or FAT32
are unsupported.*
 If you use a partitioned USB device,
only files on the first partition can be
played back.

* This system supports FAT16 and FAT32,
but some USB devices may not support
all of these FAT. For details, refer the
operating instructions of each USB
device or contact the manufacturer.
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Picture
There is no picture.
 Check that the system is connected
securely.
 If the video cable or HDMI cable is
damaged, replace it with a new one.
 Make sure you connect the unit to
the HDMI input jack or video input
jack of your TV (page 16).
 Make sure you turn on the TV and
operate the TV correctly.
 Make sure you select the input
according to the connection on the
TV so that you can view the pictures
from the system.
 (Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
Make sure you set the color system
correctly, according to your TV’s color
system.
The aspect ratio of the TV screen
cannot be changed.
 The aspect ratio is fixed on your DVD
VIDEO and video file.
 Depending on the TV, you may not
change the aspect ratio.
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.
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*
There is severe hum or noise, or
stations cannot be received.
 Connect the antenna properly.
 Change antenna location and its
orientation to obtain good reception.
 Turn off surrounding electrical
equipment.
* Radio may not be received depending
on the radio wave conditions or the
housing environment in your area.
BLUETOOTH device
Additional Information
Picture noise appears.
Wipe the disc clean (page 54).
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.
 (Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
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
(pages 18, 26).
 (Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models) Set
the color system to match your TV
(pages 18, 26).


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Pairing cannot be performed.
 Move the BLUETOOTH device closer
to the system.
 Pairing may not be possible if other
BLUETOOTH devices are present
around the system. In this case, turn
off the other BLUETOOTH devices.
 Make sure the correct passkey was
entered at the BLUETOOTH device.
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The BLUETOOTH device cannot
detect the system, or “BT OFF”
appears in the display panel.
 Set the BLUETOOTH signal to “BT ON”
(page 36).
Connection is not possible.
The BLUETOOTH device you
attempted to connect does not
support the A2DP profile, and cannot
be connected with the system.
 Enable the BLUETOOTH function of
the BLUETOOTH device.
 Establish a connection from the
BLUETOOTH device.
 The pairing registration information
has been erased. Perform the pairing
operation again.
 Erase the pairing registration
information of the BLUETOOTH
device (page 33) and perform the
pairing operation again (page 32).

The sound skips or fluctuates, or the
connection is lost.
 The system and the BLUETOOTH
device are too far apart.
 If there are obstacles between the
system and your BLUETOOTH device,
remove or avoid the obstacles.
 If there is equipment that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN, other BLUETOOTH
device, or a microwave oven nearby,
move them away.
The sound of your BLUETOOTH
device cannot be heard on this
system.
 Increase the volume on your
BLUETOOTH device first, then adjust
the volume using  +/–.

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Turn down the volume of the
connected BLUETOOTH device.
The sound from “Voice Playback” in
“Fiestable” application does not
output.
 The built-in sound demonstration is
activated, press  to stop the
demonstration. Then, perform the
playback again.
Control for HDMI (“BRAVIA”
Sync)
The system does not turn on even
when the TV is turned on.
 Set [HDMI SETUP] – [CONTROL FOR
HDMI] to [ON] (page 28). The TV must
support the Control for HDMI
function (page 39). For details, refer
to the operating instructions of your
TV.
 Check the speaker settings of the TV.
The system power syncs with the
speaker settings of the TV. For
details, refer to the operating
instructions of your TV.
 If the sound was output from the
speakers of the TV the previous time,
the system does not turn on even
when the TV is turned on.
The system turns off when the TV is
turned off.
 Check the setting of [HDMI SETUP] –
[STANDBY LINKED TO TV] (page 28).
When [STANDBY LINKED TO TV] is set
to [ON], the system turns off
automatically when you turn off the
TV regardless of the input.
There is severe hum, noise, or
distorted sound.
 If there are obstacles between the
system and your BLUETOOTH device,
remove or avoid the obstacles.
 If there is equipment that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN, other BLUETOOTH
device, or a microwave oven nearby,
move them away.
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The system does not turn off even
when the TV is turned off.
 Check the setting of [HDMI SETUP] –
[STANDBY LINKED TO TV] (page 28).
To turn the system off automatically
regardless of the input when you turn
off the TV, set [STANDBY LINKED TO
TV] to [ON]. The TV must support the
Control for HDMI function (page 39).
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your TV.
The sound is output from both the
system and the TV.
 Mute the sound of the system or the
TV.
 Change the speaker output on the TV
to TV speaker or Audio System.
The Control for HDMI function does
not work properly.
 Check the connection with the
system (page 16).
 Enable the Control for HDMI function
on the TV. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
 Wait a while, and then try again. If
you unplug the system, it will take a
while before operations can be
made. Wait for 15 seconds or longer,
and then try again.
 Make sure the TV connected to the
system support the Control for HDMI
function.
 The type and number of devices that
can be controlled by the Control for
HDMI function is restricted by the
HDMI CEC standard as follows:
 Recording devices (Blu-ray Disc
recorder, DVD recorder, etc.): up to
3 devices
 Playback devices (Blu-ray Disc
Player, DVD player, etc.): up to
3 devices
 Tuner-related devices: up to
4 devices
 Audio system (receiver/
headphone): up to 1 device (used
by this system)
Party Chain
Additional Information
No TV sound is output from the
system.
 Check the type and connection of the
HDMI cable or audio cable that is
connected to the system and the TV
(page 16).
 If your TV is compatible with Audio
Return Channel, make sure the
system is connected to an ARCcompatible HDMI IN jack of the TV
(page 16). If sound is still not output
or if sound is interrupted, connect an
audio cable (not supplied) and set
[HDMI SETUP] – [AUDIO RETURN
CHANNEL] to [OFF] (page 28).
 If your TV is not compatible with
Audio Return Channel, TV sound will
not be output from the system even
if the system is connected to the TV’s
HDMI IN jack. To output TV sound
from the system, connect an audio
cable (not supplied) (page 17).
 Switch input of the system to “TV”
(page 17).
 Increase the volume on the system.
 Depending on the order in which you
connect the TV and the system, the
system may be muted and “MUTING”
lights up in display panel of the
system. If this happens, turn on the
TV first, then the system.
 Set the speakers setting of the TV
(BRAVIA) to Audio System. Refer to
the operating instructions of your TV
on how to set the TV.
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Party Chain function cannot be
activated.
 Check the connections (page 40).
 Make sure the audio cables are
connected correctly.
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“PARTY CHAIN” is flashing in the
display panel.
 You cannot select AUDIO IN function
if you make connection  (page 40)
during Party Chain function. Select
other function (page 41).
 Press PARTY CHAIN on the unit.
 Restart the system.
4
Party Chain function does not
operate properly.
 Turn off the system. Then, turn on the
system to activate the Party Chain
function.
When letters/numbers appear
on the TV screen or in the display
panel
To reset the system
If the system still does not operate
properly, reset the system to factory
default settings.
Use the buttons on the unit to perform
this operation.
1
Unplug and plug the AC power cord
(mains lead) back in.
2
3
Press  to turn on the system.
Hold down ENTER and  for about
3 seconds.
“RESET” appears in the display
panel.
All user-configured settings, such as
preset radio stations and Sleep
Timer are reset to factory default
setting (except for SETUP settings).
To return the SETUP settings to
the default
You can return the SETUP settings
(except for PARENTAL CONTROL
settings) to the default settings.
1
2
Press SETUP.
3
Press / repeatedly to select
[RESET], then press
.
Press / repeatedly to select
[YES], then press
.
It takes a few seconds to complete.
Do not press  when resetting the
system.
Self-diagnosis Function
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. In this case, check the
following table.
First 3 characters Cause and corrective
of the service
action
number
C 13
This disc is dirty.
 Clean the disc with a
soft cloth (page 54).
C 31
The disc is not inserted
correctly.
 Restart the system,
then re-insert the disc
correctly.
E XX
(XX is a number)
To prevent a malfunction,
the system has
performed the selfdiagnosis function.
 Contact your nearest
Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service
facility and give the
5-character service
number.
Example: E 61 10
Press / repeatedly to select
[SYSTEM SETUP], then press
.
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Messages
One of the following messages may
appear or flash in the display panel
during operation.
CANNOT PLAY
 A disc that cannot be played back
was inserted.
 A DVD VIDEO with unsupported
region code was inserted.
CODE 01
SGNL ERR
An unsupported audio signal is input
from the connected TV’s HDMI IN (ARC)
jack (page 17).
DATA ERROR
The file does not conform to the
required format.
 The file extensions does not match
the file format.

DEVICE ERROR
The USB device could not be
recognized or an unknown device is
connected.
ERASE ERROR
Erase of audio files or folders on the
USB device failed.
FATAL ERROR
The USB device was removed during
transfer or erase operation, and may
have been damaged.
FOLDER FULL
You cannot transfer onto the USB
device because the number of folder
has reached its maximum.
GUEST
The system becomes a Party Guest
when Party Chain function is activated.
NoDEVICE
No USB device is connected or
unsupported device is connected.
NO DISC
There is no disc on the disc tray.
NO MUSIC
MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV data does not
exist in MUSIC playback mode.
NO SUPPORT
An unsupported USB device is
connected or the USB device is
connected through a USB hub.
NO VIDEO
MPEG4/Xvid data does not exist in
VIDEO playback mode.
NOT USE
You tried to perform a specific
operation under conditions where that
operation is prohibited.
OVER CURRENT
An over current from the
was detected.
(USB) port
PROTECT
The USB device is write-protected.
PUSH STOP
You tried to perform an operation that
can be performed only when the
playback is stopped.
READING
The system is reading information of
the disc or USB device. Some
operations are not available.
REC ERROR
The transfer did not start, stopped
partway, or otherwise could not be
performed.
Additional Information
DEVICE FULL
The memory of the USB device is full.
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TRACK FULL
You cannot transfer onto the USB
device because the number of file has
reached its maximum.
HOST
The system becomes a Party Host
when Party Chain function is activated.
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Precautions
When carrying the unit
Perform the following procedure to
protect the disc mechanism.
Use the buttons on the unit to perform
this operation.
1
2
Press  to turn on the system.
3
Remove the disc.
Press  to open and close the disc
tray.
Wait until “NO DISC” appears in the
display panel.
4
Unplug the AC power cord (mains
lead).
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select
“DVD/CD”.
Notes on discs
 Before playing, wipe the disc with a
cleaning cloth from the center outward
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 safety
 Completely disconnect the AC power
cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet
(mains) if it is not going to be used for an
extended period of time. When
unplugging the system, 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.
 AC power cord (mains lead) must be
changed only at the qualified service
shop.
On handling the unit
This system is not drip-proof or
waterproof. Make sure not to splash
water on the system or clean it with
water.
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On placement
 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 system on
surfaces that have been specially
treated (for example, 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 unit,
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 heat buildup
 Heat buildup on the unit during
operation is normal and is not a 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.
On the speaker system
The built-in speaker system is not
magnetically shielded, and the picture on
nearby TV sets may become magnetically
distorted. In this situation, turn off the TV,
wait 15 to 30 minutes, and turn it back on.
If there is no improvement, move the
system 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.
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 This system supports security functions
 BLUETOOTH devices should be used
that comply with the BLUETOOTH
specification to ensure secure
connection during communication
using BLUETOOTH technology.
However, this security may be
insufficient depending on the setting
contents and other factors, so always be
careful when performing
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology.
 Sony cannot be held liable in any way for
damages or other loss resulting from
information leaks during
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology.
 BLUETOOTH communication is not
necessarily guaranteed with all
BLUETOOTH devices that have the same
profile as this system.
 BLUETOOTH devices connected with this
system must comply with the
BLUETOOTH specification prescribed by
the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and must be
certified to comply. However, even
when a device complies with the
BLUETOOTH specification, there may be
cases where the characteristics or
specifications of the BLUETOOTH device
make it impossible to connect, or may
result in different control methods,
display or operation.
 Noise may occur or the audio may cut off
depending on the BLUETOOTH device
connected with this system, the
communications environment, or
surrounding conditions.
within approximately 10 meters
(unobstructed distance) of each other.
The effective communication range may
become shorter under the following
conditions.
 When a person, metal object, wall or
other obstruction is between the
devices with a BLUETOOTH
connection.
 Locations where a wireless LAN is
installed.
 Around microwave ovens that are in
use.
 Locations where other
electromagnetic waves are generated.
 BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE 802.11b/g) equipment use the
same frequency band (2.4 GHz). When
using your BLUETOOTH device near a
device with wireless LAN capability,
electromagnetic interference may
occur. This could result in lower data
transfer rates, noise, or inability to
connect. If this happens, try the
following remedies:
 Use this system at least 10 meters
away from the wireless LAN
equipment.
 Turn off the power to the wireless LAN
equipment when using your
BLUETOOTH device within 10 meters.
 Use this system and BLUETOOTH
device as close to each other as
possible.
 The radio waves broadcast by this
system may interfere with the operation
of some medical devices. Since this
interference may result in malfunction,
always turn off the power on this system
and BLUETOOTH device in the following
locations:
 In hospitals, on trains, in airplanes, at
gas stations, and any place where
flammable gases may be present.
 Near automatic doors or fire alarms.
Additional Information
On BLUETOOTH communication
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Specifications
Speaker section
Speaker system
3-way, Sound Pressure Horn
Speaker unit
Tweeter L/R: 40 mm, cone type
Midrange L/R: 80 mm, cone type
Woofer: 200 mm, cone type
Rated impedance
Tweeter L/R: 4 ohms
Midrange L/R: 4 ohms
Woofer: 2 ohms
Inputs
AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN (TV) L/R
Voltage 2 V, impedance 47 kilohms
TV (ARC)
Supported audio signal: 2-channel
Linear PCM
MIC1, MIC2
Sensitivity 1 mV, impedance
10 kilohms
Outputs
AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN OUT L/R
Voltage 2 V, impedance 1 kilohm
VIDEO OUT
Max. output level 1 Vp-p,
unbalanced, Sync. negative load
impedance 75 ohms
HDMI OUT (TV)
Supported audio signal: 2-channel
Linear PCM (up to 48 kHz), Dolby
Digital
HDMI section
Connector
Type A (19 pin)
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USB section
Supported bit rate
WMA: 48 kbps – 192 kbps, VBR, CBR
AAC: 48 kbps – 320 kbps, VBR, CBR
WAV: 16 bit
Sampling frequencies
WMA: 44.1 kHz
AAC: 44.1 kHz
WAV: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz
Supported USB device
Mass Storage Class
Maximum current
1A
(USB) port
Type A
Disc/USB section
Supported bit rate
MPEG1 Layer-3:
32 kbps – 320 kbps, VBR
Sampling frequencies
MPEG1 Layer-3:
32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz
Xvid
Video codec: Xvid
Bit rate: 4.854 Mbps (MAX)
Resolution/Frame rate:
720 × 480, 30 fps
720 × 576, 25 fps
Audio codec: MP3
MPEG4
File format: MP4 File Format
Video codec:
MPEG4 Simple Profile
(AVC is not compatible.)
Bit rate: 4 Mbps
Resolution/Frame rate:
720 × 576, 30 fps
Audio codec: AAC-LC
(HE-AAC is not compatible.)
DRM: Not compatible
Disc player section
System
Compact disc and digital audio and
video system
Laser Diode Properties
Emission Duration: Continuous
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6 W
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* This output is the value
measurement at a distance of
200 mm from the objective lens
surface on the Optical Pick-up
Block with 7 mm aperture.
Frequency response
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Video color system format
NTSC and PAL
FM Tuner section
System
FM stereo, FM superheterodyne
tuner
Antenna
FM lead antenna
Tuning range
87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz (50 kHz step)
BLUETOOTH section
General
Power requirements
AC 120 V – 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
120 W
Power consumption (at the Power Saving
mode)
For European and Russian models
only:
0.5 W (When “BT STBY” is set to
“OFF” and [CONTROL FOR HDMI] is
set to [OFF].)
3 W4) (When “BT STBY” is set to “ON”
and [CONTROL FOR HDMI] is set to
[ON].)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
293 mm × 798 mm × 288 mm
Mass (Approx.)
14.0 kg
4)
The power consumption of the system
will be less than 0.5 W when there is no
HDMI connection and “BT STBY” is set to
“OFF”.
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Additional Information
Communication system
BLUETOOTH Standard version 3.0
Output
BLUETOOTH Standard Power Class 2
Maximum communication range
Line of sight approx. 10 m1)
Frequency band
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz –
2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method
FHSS (Freq Hopping Spread
Spectrum)
Compatible BLUETOOTH profiles2)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control
Profile)
SPP (Serial Port Profile)
Supported codecs
SBC3), AAC, LDAC
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1)
The actual range will vary depending on
factors such as obstacles between
devices, magnetic fields around a
microwave oven, static electricity,
reception sensitivity, antenna’s
performance, operating system,
software application, etc.
2) BLUETOOTH standard profiles indicate
the purpose of BLUETOOTH
communication between devices.
3) Subband Codec
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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
Code Language
1027
Afar
1186
Scots Gaelic
1350
Malayalam
1513
1028
Abkhazian
1194
Galician
1352
Mongolian
1514
Sesotho
1032
Afrikaans
1196
Guarani
1353
Moldavian
1515
Sundanese
1039
Amharic
1203
Gujarati
1356
Marathi
1516
Swedish
1044
Arabic
1209
Hausa
1357
Malay
1517
Swahili
1045
Assamese
1217
Hindi
1358
Maltese
1521
Tamil
1051
Aymara
1226
Croatian
1363
Burmese
1525
Telugu
Siswati
1052
Azerbaijani
1229
Hungarian
1365
Nauru
1527
Tajik
1053
Bashkir
1233
Armenian
1369
Nepali
1528
Thai
1057
Byelorussian
1235
Interlingua
1376
Dutch
1529
Tigrinya
1059
Bulgarian
1239
Interlingue
1379
Norwegian
1531
Turkmen
1060
Bihari
1245
Inupiak
1393
Occitan
1532
Tagalog
1061
Bislama
1248
Indonesian
1403
(Afan) Oromo
1534
Setswana
1066
Bengali; Bangla
1253
Icelandic
1408
Oriya
1535
Tonga
Turkish
1067
Tibetan
1254
Italian
1417
Punjabi
1538
1070
Breton
1257
Hebrew
1428
Polish
1539
Tsonga
1079
Catalan
1261
Japanese
1435
Pashto; Pushto
1540
Tatar
1093
Corsican
1269
Yiddish
1436
Portuguese
1543
Twi
1097
Czech
1283
Javanese
1463
Quechua
1557
Ukrainian
1103
Welsh
1287
Georgian
1481
Rhaeto-Romance 1564
1105
Danish
1297
Kazakh
1482
Kirundi
1572
Uzbek
1109
German
1298
Greenlandic
1483
Romanian
1581
Vietnamese
1130
Bhutani
1299
Cambodian
1489
Russian
1587
Volapük
1142
Greek
1300
Kannada
1491
Kinyarwanda
1613
Wolof
Urdu
1144
English
1301
Korean
1495
Sanskrit
1632
Xhosa
1145
Esperanto
1305
Kashmiri
1498
Sindhi
1665
Yoruba
Chinese
1149
Spanish
1307
Kurdish
1501
Sangho
1684
1150
Estonian
1311
Kirghiz
1502
Serbo-Croatian
1697
Zulu
1151
Basque
1313
Latin
1503
Singhalese
1703
Not specified
1157
Persian
1326
Lingala
1505
Slovak
1165
Finnish
1327
Laothian
1506
Slovenian
1166
Fiji
1332
Lithuanian
1507
Samoan
1171
Faroese
1334
Latvian; Lettish
1508
Shona
1174
French
1345
Malagasy
1509
Somali
1181
Frisian
1347
Maori
1511
Albanian
1183
Irish
1349
Macedonian
1512
Serbian
58GB
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[4-584-073-13(1)] GB
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Parental Control area code list
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
2044
Argentina
2165
Finland
2362
Mexico
2149
Spain
2047
Australia
2174
France
2376
Netherlands
2499
Sweden
2046
Austria
2109
Germany
2390
New Zealand
2086
Switzerland
2057
Belgium
2248
India
2379
Norway
2528
Thailand
2070
Brazil
2238
Indonesia
2427
Pakistan
2184
United Kingdom
2079
Canada
2254
Italy
2424
Philippines
Portugal
2090
Chile
2276
Japan
2436
2092
China
2304
Korea
2489
Russia
2115
Denmark
2363
Malaysia
2501
Singapore
Additional Information
59GB
model name [MHC-V44D]
[4-584-073-13(1)] GB
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Index
A
M
U
A/V SYNC 27
AAC file 8
Angles 21
AUDIO 25
AUDIO DRC 26
AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL
(ARC) 16, 28, 39
AUDIO SETUP 26
AUDIO(HDMI) 28
MEDIA MODE 19
MEGA BASS 37
MENU 25
MP3 file 8
MPEG4 file 8
MULTI-DISC RESUME 22, 27
Multisession disc 9
Update 44
USB devices 10, 19, 29
USB Transfer 28
Bit rate 28
Erasing 30
REC1 Transfer 29, 30
Synchronized Transfer
29, 30
B
BACKGROUND 27
Batteries 17
BLACK LEVEL 26
BLUETOOTH 32
N
NFC 12, 34
NFC Easy Connect 34
Normal Play 22
O
OSD 25
C
P
Child Lock 44
COLOR SYSTEM 18, 26
CONTROL FOR HDMI 28, 39
Pairing 32
PARENTAL CONTROL 23, 27
Party Chain 40
Party Light 43
PAUSE MODE 26
PBC playback 21
Playable discs/files 8
Power Saving Mode 18
Preset station 31
D
DATA CD 8
DATA DVD 8
Demonstration 18
DJ EFFECT 38
DOWNMIX 27
DVD VIDEO 8
F
H
Remote control 13
Repeat Play 22
RESET 27, 52
Karaoke 42
Key Control 43
VOCAL FADER 42
L
Language code list 58
Language/sound 21
LANGUAGE SETUP 25
W
WAV file 8
WMA file 8
X
Xvid file 8
Y
YCBCR/RGB(HDMI) 27
QUICK setup 18
R
K
VIDEO SETUP 25
Viewing information 24
Display panel 24
TV screen 24
Q
FM MODE 31
HDMI RESOLUTION 27
HDMI SETUP 27
V
S
SCREEN SAVER 27
Setup Menu 25
Shuffle Play 22
Sleep Timer 43
Sound effect 37
STANDBY LINKED TO TV 28
SUBTITLE 21, 25
SYSTEM SETUP 27
T
TRACK SELECTION 27
TV TYPE 25
60GB
model name [MHC-V44D]
[4-584-073-13(1)] GB
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model name [MHC-V44D]
[4-584-073-13(1)] GB
filename[D:\NORM'S JOB\SONY HA\SO160006\MHC-V44D (PMRF
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model name [MHC-V44D]
[4-584-073-13(1)] GB
filename[D:\NORM'S JOB\SONY HA\SO160006\MHC-V44D (PMRF
02)\4584073131_GB\100IND_IX.fm]
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model name [MHC-V44D]
[4-584-073-13(1)] GB
filename[D:\NORM'S JOB\SONY HA\SO160006\MHC-V44D (PMRF
02)\4584073131_GB\110BPG.fm]
©2016 Sony Corporation Printed in China
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