3-800-588-21 (4) Before You Begin Remote Commander Clock Radio Operating Instructions Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream Machine! The Dream Machine will give you many hours of reliable service and listening pleasure. Before operating the Dream Machine, please read these instructions thoroughly and retain them for future reference. Features •Date/Time display •Dual alarm with a choice of the following functions: Alarm A (remote)—TV or Cable/ VCR, and Alarm B (radio or buzzer)— Radio or Buzzer • Built-in pre-programmed ON/OFF remote control employing an omnidirectional infrared ray system which is compatible with many popular TV or Cable/VCR brands • Power backup of the clock during a power interruption with a 6F22 (9V) battery (not supplied) installed Precautions • Operate the unit on the power sources specified in “Specifications”. • To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the plug, not the cord. • Do not place the unit on the surfaces (rugs, blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains, draperies, etc.) that block the ventilation holes. • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, disconnect the AC power cord and have the unit check by a qualified personnel before operating it any further. • To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution. Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation. ICF-C777 Sony Corporation 1995 Printed in Malaysia This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. * The graphical symbols are on the rear enclosure. When the unit will be left unplugged for a long time, remove the battery to avoid undue battery discharge and damage to the unit from battery leakage. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Specifications WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. Battery Warning INFORMATION You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: —Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. —Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. —Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. —Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help. Frequency range: FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz AM: 530 – 1,605 kHz Speaker: Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5⁄8 inches) dia. Power output: 150 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion) Power requirements: 120 V AC, 60 Hz For power backup: 9V DC, one 6F22 battery Battery life: Approx. 35 hours using the Sony-S-006P (U) battery Dimensions: Approx. 250 x 75.5 x 113.5 mm (w/h/d) (9 7⁄8 x 3 x 4 1⁄2 inches) not incl. projecting parts and controls Mass: Approx. 720 g (1 lb 9 oz) not incl. battery Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. LIMITED WARRANTY CLOCK Installing the Battery TIME SET RADIO/ REMOTE BUZZER RADIO BUZZER ALARM ALARM RESET/OFF SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF OFF RADIO ON/SLEEP To keep an accurate time, your Dream Machine requires one 6F22 (9V) battery (not supplied), in addition to the house current. The battery keeps the clock operating in the event of a power interruption. Before setting the time on your Dream Machine, open the lid at the bottom of the unit, install the battery with the correct polarity and then close the lid. Note After a power interruption, the displayed time may not be always correct. (It may gain or lose about 10 minutes per hour.) To check when to replace the battery To check the remaining battery power, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and plug it in again after a few minutes. If the displayed time is incorrect, replace the battery with a new one. BRAND SELECT TV CABLE/VCR TV+ CABLE/VCR Determining the Optimal Location for the Dream Machine REMOTE POWER The Dream Machine employs an omnidirectional infrared ray system which enables the flexible positioning of the Dream Machine anywhere in your room! Read the following carefully and familiarize yourself with the optimal location of the Dream Machine. FM wire antenna AC power cord Infrared dome The infrared ray signals are not successfully transmitted to the component from the current location of the Dream Machine. Relocate the Dream Machine to an optimal location where the desired component is within the effective range of the infrared rays and is free from obstructions. After relocating the Dream Machine, repeat steps 1 to 4 once again. To check the remote control function TV unit: Select TV and press REMOTE POWER. If a compatible signal for your TV unit is transmitted, your TV unit will turn on. Cable or VCR unit: Select CABLE/VCR and press REMOTE POWER. If a compatible signal for your cable or VCR unit is transmitted, your cable or VCR unit will turn on. TV and cable or VCR units: Select TV+CABLE/ VCR and press REMOTE POWER. If a compatible signal for your TV and cable or VCR units is transmitted, your TV and cable or VCR units will turn on at the same time. Setting the Clock and the Date Setting the Clock 1 Plug in the unit. “AM 12:00” flashes in the display. Effective range of the infrared rays (See ill. A) The effective range of the infrared rays emitted from the infrared dome of the Dream Machine is approximately 5 m (16 ft.) with a vertical angle of approximately 40°. Make sure to place your TV, cable or VCR unit so that the infrared ray sensors are located within this range. Display window BAND VOL TUNING A If the power of the desired component does not turn off, a long beep sounds instead. AM Notes on optimal location • Place the Dream Machine in an area with a direct line of sight from your TV, cable or VCR unit. Remove any object that might obstruct the direct line between the infrared dome of your Dream Machine and the infrared ray sensor. • Do not place the Dream Machine in an area subject to direct sunlight or under any strong illumination. The ominidirectional infrared ray system may not operate properly. • Do not use any other infrared ray remote control device simultaneously with the Dream Machine. An interference may occur and the unit may not operate properly. FM Setting Up the Remote Control Function Complete this built-in pre-programmed ON/OFF remote control setup before you proceed to the next section. This will enable the successful remote control of your TV, cable or VCR unit from your Dream Machine. The built-in pre-programmed remote control setup will guide you in determining the compatible infrared ray signal for your TV, cable or VCR unit. Top view 1 Turn on the power of the desired component (your TV, cable or VCR unit) you wish to control remotely. 2 Select TV or CABLE/VCR accordingly. 3 Press REMOTE POWER on the Dream Machine. If the power of the desired component turns off, you have successfully completed the built-in pre-programmed ON/OFF remote control setup. If not, proceed to the next step. Side view 4 20˚ 20˚ 20˚ 20˚ While holding down REMOTE POWER, press BRAND SELECT. If the power of the desired component turns off, you have successfully completed the built-in pre-programmed ON/OFF remote control setup. If not, repeat this step until the power of the desired component turns off. 2 While holding down CLOCK, press TIME SET+,– repeatedly until the correct time appears in the display. When you release CLOCK, the clock begins to operate. • To set the current time rapidly, keep pressing the + or – button while holding down CLOCK. Setting the Alarms The Dream Machine features a dual alarm to enable the setting of Alarm A (remote) and Alarm B (radio or buzzer). Setting Alarm A (Remote) 1 While holding down SNOOZE/DATE/ SLEEP OFF, press TIME SET+,– repeatedly until the correct date appears in the display. Then, release SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF. • To display the date, hold down SNOOZE/ DATE/SLEEP OFF. When you release SNOOZE/ DATE/SLEEP OFF, the display returns to the current time. Playing the Radio 1 Press RADIO ON/SLEEP to turn on the radio and adjust VOL. 2 Select FM or AM, and tune in to the desired station using the TUNING dial. • To turn off the radio, press RADIO OFF. • To improve radio reception FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully. AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit. 1 Select TV, CABLE/VCR or TV + CABLE/ VCR. 2 While holding down ALARM A, press TIME SET+,– until the desired time appears in the display. When ALARM A is released, the ALARM A indicator and “:” will stop flashing and light up. The current time will appear in the display. The remote function will activate the desired components at the preset time and turn off automatically after 59 minutes. Notes • When Alarm A is set, the simultaneous use of any other infrared ray remote control device with the Dream Machine may lead to an interference and the unit may not operate properly. • When your TV or VCR unit is on at the preset time of Alarm A, your TV or VCR unit may turn off inadvertently depending on the model. Setting Alarm B (Radio or Buzzer) To set the radio, first tune in to the desired station and adjust the volume. 1 Select RADIO or BUZZER. 2 While holding down ALARM B, press TIME SET+,– until the desired time appears in the display. When ALARM B is released, the ALARM B indicator and “:” will stop flashing and light up. The current time will appear in the display. The alarm will be activated at the preset time and turn off automatically after 59 minutes. Notes • To check the preset time, press ALARM A or ALARM B. • To turn off the alarm, press ALARM RESET/ OFF. The alarm will be activated at the preset time on the next day. • To doze for a few more minutes, press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF. The alarm will turn off temporarily and will activate again after approximately 6 minutes. You can repeat this process as many times as you like. • To cancel either alarm, while holding down ALARM A or ALARM B, press ALARM RESET/ OFF. • To adjust the radio alarm volume, turn VOL. • If you set ALARM A and ALARM B at the same preset time, ALARM A only is activated. Setting the Sleep Timer You can enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically after a preset duration. 1 The following popular TV, cable box, and VCR brands are compatible with the remote control function of the Dream Machine. TV To set your TV, cable or VCR unit, first select the desired channel and adjust the volume. Before you proceed, make sure you have successfully completed “Setting Up the Remote Control Function". Setting the Date Compatible TV, Cable Box, and VCR Brands for Remote Control Sony Admiral (M. Wards) Akai AOC Bell & Howell (M. Wards) Brocsonic Centurion Coronad Craig Croslex Curtis Mathis Daewoo Daytron Emerson Fisher General Electric Goldstar Hitachi JC Penny JVC KTV LXI (Sears) Magnavox Maranz Mitsubishi/MGA NEC Panasonic Philco Philips Pioneer Portland Quasar Radio Shack RCA/PROSCAN Samsung Sanyo Sears Scott Sharp Signature 2000 (M. Wards) Sylvania Symphonic Toshiba Videch Wards Zenith Cable Box/VCR Cable Box Gemini G.I. Hamlin/Regal Jerrold/G.I. Macom Magnavox Oak VCR Sony Admiral (M. Wards) Aiwa Audio Dynamic Bell & Howell (M. Wards) Brocsonic Canon Citizen Craig Curtis Mathis Daewoo DBX Dimensia Emerson Fisher Funai General Electric Goldstar Hitachi Instant Replay JC Penny JVC Kenwood LXI (Sears) Magnavox Marantz Marta Memorex Minolta Mitsubishi/MGA Panasonic Philips Pioneer Scientific Atlanta Samsung Tocom Zenith Multitech NEC Olympic Panasonic Pentax Philco Philips Pioneer Quasar RCA/PROSCAN Realistic Sansui Singer Samsung Sanyo Scott Sharp Shintom Signature 2000 (M. Wards) Sylvania Symphonic Tashiro Tatung Teac Technica Technics Toshiba Wards Yamaha Zenith Press RADIO ON/SLEEP repeatedly. The radio turns on and will turn off automatically after the preset duration has elapsed. Each time you press RADIO ON/SLEEP, the time changes as follows. Radio on 90 min (Sleep timer off) Radio off 15 min 60 min 45 min 30 min • To turn off the radio before the preset duration has elapsed, press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF. •This Remote Commander may not operate certain models of TVs, VCRs and Cable Boxes of the manufacturers listed above. •lf this Remote Commander does not operate your TV, VCR or Cable Box after you have attempted to set up the manufacturer's code, please call 1-800-822-2217.