4-486-848-E1(1)
Home Theatre
System
Operating Instructions
Thank you for purchasing this unit.
WARNING
Failure to observe the safety instructions for your electrical
appliance may lead to a fire or a fatal accident.
This manual explains important safety instructions to prevent accidents and operating
instructions for this unit. Read this manual carefully and use this unit safely.
Once you have read this manual, make sure you keep it for future reference.
HT-IV300
WARNING
For Your Safety
Sony products have been designed with the highest
concern for safety. However, any electrical device, if used
improperly, has the potential for causing fire, electrical
shock or personal injury. To ensure accident-free
operation, be sure to observe the following precautions.
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Observe Safety Precautions
Read the safety precautions from pages 2 to 9 carefully.
Carefully observe all precautions on the unit.
See “Precautions” (page 10) as well.
Inspect regularly
During installation or on an annual basis, inspect the
power cord for damage and for dust build-up around the
power plug/wall outlet and the power plug for its firm
connection to the wall outlet.
Do not use in case of failure
Contact your dealer or any Sony Customer Service for
repair if the unit does not operate properly or cabinet or the
power cord is damaged.
In case of abnormal operation
In case of abnormal
noise, smell or smoke
,
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a Turn off the
power
b Disconnect the
power plug from
the wall outlet
c Contact your
dealer or any
Sony Customer
Service for repair
Explanation of
Warning Indication
The following indications are used
in this manual and on the product.
Understand these indications fully
before reading the main text.
WARNING
Failure to observe this precaution
may cause fire or electrical shock,
which could result in accidents
causing death or serious personal
injury.
ATTENTION
Failure to observe this precaution
may cause electrical shock or
other accidents which could result
in personal injury or damage to
properties around the unit.
Symbols to attract
attention
Symbols indicating
prohibition
Symbols instructing an
action
WARNING
Failure to observe the following precautions may
cause fire or electrical shock, which could result
in accidents causing death or serious personal
injury.
Do not damage the power cord
Damaging the power cord could
result in fire or electrical shock
• Do not tamper with or damage the
power cord.
• Avoid pinching the power cord between the
product and wall or shelf.
• Do not pull the power cord or place any
heavy object on it.
• Do not heat the power cord or bring it near
any heating appliance.
• Disconnect the power plug before moving
the product to another place.
• Be sure to hold the plug to disconnect the
power cord.
, Contact your dealer or any Sony
Customer Service if the power cord is
damaged.
Do not allow water or any
foreign object to get inside the
unit
To prevent a fire or electrical shock
hazard, do not place any object
filled with water such as a flower
vase on the unit or use the unit
where water may splash on the unit.
, In the event water or a foreign object got
inside the unit, immediately turn off the
power button on the unit, disconnect the
power plug from the wall outlet and
contact your dealer or any Sony
Customer Service.
On placement
Do not place the unit in the following place.
• Anywhere heat easily builds up
Do not put heavy or unstable
objects on the unit
Doing so could result in electrical
shock or malfunction.
Do not place the unit in a place
with high humidity, dust, oil mist
or vapor
The unit is designed for indoor
use only
Do not use the unit in a vehicle or
on a ship.
Placing the unit in such a place
could result in fire or electrical
shock. Never use the unit
particularly in a place such as a
bathroom or near a humidifier.
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WARNING
Failure to observe the following precautions may
cause fire or electrical shock, which could result
in accidents causing death or serious personal
injury.
Do not open the cabinet or
disassemble or tamper with the
unit
Connect the power plug to an
easy-to-insert-and-remove wall
outlet
Doing so could result in fire,
electrical shock or personal
injury.
, For inspection of any
internal parts or repair of
the unit, contact your dealer or any Sony
Customer Service.
Connect the power plug to a wall
outlet within an easy reach so that
the power plug can readily be
disconnected from the wall outlet
to cut off the power supply completely in case
of abnormal operation.
Do not touch the unit or power
plug if thunder is heard
Doing so could result in
electrical shock.
Use the unit in Japan only
Use an AC 100 V power supply for
this unit.
Use of this unit at other power
supply voltage in other countries/
regions could result in fire or electrical shock.
Also, be sure to use the unit within the range
of the rated current.
Do not use flammable aerosols
or sprays for the unit
Using flammable gases for cleaning
or lubricating, the unit may catch
fire caused by connections at the
motor or switch, static electrical
spark or hot parts. This may cause an
explosion or fire.
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Use the unit placing it 22 cm or
further away from pacemakers
The radio waves from this unit may
interfere with pacemaker
operations.
Do not use the wireless function
while inside medical institutions
such as hospitals, or near
medical devices
Radio waves may cause medical
devices to malfunction potentially
resulting in an accident.
If the unit causes radio
interference with other devices
during use, stop using the
wireless function
Radio waves may cause devices to
malfunction potentially resulting in
an accident.
WARNING
Failure to observe the following precautions may
cause fire or electrical shock, which could result
in accidents causing death or serious personal
injury.
Precautions on the unit when
the power is “Off”
For starting the unit remotely or synchronizing
with a TV at high speed (Control for HDMI
function), the system inside the unit may work
temporarily even when the power is “Off”.
When it happens, the cooling fan of the unit
may work, but it is not a malfunction.
• In the following cases, operation sound may
hear even when the power is “Off”.
– When [Control for HDMI] in [HDMI
Settings] is set to [On]
– When [Remote Start] is set to [On]
On placement
To avoid accidents, install the unit
on a wall or floor firmly by
following the placement
instructions.
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to observe the following precautions may result in
Failure
personal injury or damage to property.
Do not touch the power cord
with wet hand
Place the unit on a stable
surface
Touching the power cord with wet
hand could result in electrical
shock.
Place the unit on a flat and solid
surface. Placing this product on an
uneven stand or inclined surface
may cause drop of this product,
which could result in personal injury. Fully
ensure adequate strength of the place where
this product is placed or installed.
Do not install this unit in a confined space
such as a bookshelf or a built-in cabinet.
Do not place the unit in a place
with poor ventilation or do not
block the vent hole
Avoid blocking the vent holes and
preventing natural heat dissipation
by covering the unit with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains,
cloths, etc., or placing the unit adjacent to a
wall or furniture or on a shaggy rug or
bedding. Failure to observe this caution may
cause overheating, which could result in fire
or electrical shock.
Do not place any flame sources such as lighted
candles on the unit. Failure to observe this
could result in fire.
On the location of the model
name
The name plate is located on the bottom of the
unit.
On the location of the USB rated
current
The rated current is indicated near the USB
jack.
Avoid prolonged listening at a
high volume level
Make a proper cord arrangement
Listening at a high volume level for
prolonged periods may cause
hearing damages.
, Listen at such a volume level
that you may hear it if you are called.
Tripping on the power cord or the
AV cable may cause drop or
overturn of the unit, which could
result in personal injury. Pay
adequate attention to connection or
arrangement of these cords and cables.
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to observe the following precautions may result in
Failure
personal injury or damage to property.
Disconnect the power plug
when not using the unit for a
long period of time
For safety, disconnect the power
plug from the wall outlet when
you do not intend to use this unit
for a long period of time. Failure
to observe this caution could result in fire due
to deteriorated insulation or electrical leakage.
Disconnect all cables including
the AV cable and the power cord
Tripping on the AV cable may
cause drop or overturn of the unit,
which could result in personal
injury.
Disconnect the power cord
before cleaning
Cleaning while the power cord is
inserted in the wall outlet could
result in electrical shock.
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Safety Precautions for Batteries
Be sure to observe the following precautions to avoid serious personal injuries or
loss of vision due to battery fluid leakage, rupture or heat.
WARNING
In case of battery fluid leakage
Do not touch battery fluid with bare
hands
Contact of battery fluid with
your eyes, body or clothes
may result in loss of vision,
injuries or skin inflammation. You may not
have any symptoms on the spot, but symptoms
of these problems may occur later because of
fluid chemical change.
Be sure to follow the instructions
below
, If fluid gets in your eyes, do
not rub your eyes but
immediately wash your eyes
with plenty of clean water
such as tap water, and then immediately
consult a doctor.
, If fluid gets on your body or clothes,
immediately wash out fluid with clean
water. If you have symptoms of skin
inflammation or injuries, consult a
doctor.
Keep batteries out of reach of
infants and small children
Battery ingestion may cause
choking or damage to stomach.
, In case of ingestion,
immediately consult a doctor.
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Do not put batteries in fire. Do
not heat, disassemble, deform
or charge batteries. Do not wet
batteries
Batteries may rupture or leak,
which may result in personal
injuries or burns.
Safety Precautions for Batteries
Be sure to observe the following precautions to avoid serious personal injuries or
loss of vision due to battery fluid leakage, rupture or heat.
ATTENTION
Do not use any battery other
than the designated battery. Do
not use an old and a new
batteries or different types of
batteries together
Due to differences of battery
features, batteries may rupture or
leak, which may result in personal
injuries or burns.
, Use zinc-carbon batteries. Be sure to
check the battery size before using.
Do not use the remote control
while the battery cover is open
Using the remote control while the
battery cover is open, may result in
battery leakage, heat, fire or
rupture.
, Insert the zinc-carbon batteries into the
remote control and then close the battery
cover.
Do not use, store or leave the batteries in high
temperature environments such as places
exposed to direct sunlight or a nearby open
flame. Battery leakage or rupture may result in
personal injuries or burns.
Insert batteries with the correct
polarity (+/–)
If batteries are inserted in opposite
directions, a short-circuit may
occur and battery may heat, rupture
or leak, which may result in
personal injuries or burns.
, Make sure to insert batteries matching the
polarity marks on the remote control.
When batteries are depleted or
you do not use the remote
control for a long period of time,
remove the batteries
If you leave batteries inside the
remote control, battery leakage
may occur due to over discharge,
which may result in injures or
burns.
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When moving the unit
Precautions
Use the unit near the wall outlet.
Disconnect the power plug from the
wall outlet immediately to cut off the
power supply completely if the unit
should emit smoke or an unusual smell
or should while using the unit.
Turning off the power button on the
unit does not cut off the power supply
completely.
Before connecting/wiring work, turn off
the unit. Make sure the unit is off, and
then disconnect the power plug from the
wall outlet.
On moisture condensation
Do not leave a still image of the unit such
as the menu screen displayed on a TV
screen for long hours. This could result
in residual image phenomenon.
Condensation creates a phenomenon
where moisture in the air adheres to
surfaces such as metal panels, etc., and
then changes to liquid. Note that
condensation may form temporarily in
cases such as when the unit is moved
quickly from a low-temperature
environment to a high temperature
environment or used in a room that has a
heater just turned on.
If condensation forms in the unit, leave it
turned off until the condensation
disappears.
• When the power plug is not connected
to the wall outlet, do not connect the
power plug and leave the unit.
• When the power of the unit is off, do
not turn on the unit and leave it.
• When the power of the unit is on, leave
it with the power on.
If you use the unit with condensation
present, a malfunction could result.
On placement
Cleaning the unit
Do not install the unit in the following
places:
• Anywhere there is much vibration
• Anywhere that is extremely humid or
under direct sunlight
• Anywhere that is extremely cold or hot
Also, do not place any object filled with
water such as a flower vase on the unit or
use the unit where water may splash. If
water splash on the unit, a malfunction
may occur.
Clean the cabinet and panel with a soft
cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use thinner,
benzine, or alcohol which will damage
the surface.
On starting and shutting
down the unit
It takes some time until the unit starts/
shuts down after pressing the power
button since the unit optimizes the whole
system. Do not disconnect the power
plug from the wall outlet while the unit is
being turned off. Doing so could result in
malfunction.
Note on residual image
phenomenon
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When starting playback
Before starting playback, lower the
volume of the unit. If the volume is high
from the beginning, unexpected loud
sound may be output and it could
damage the speakers.
When enjoying movies or
music
When enjoying watching movies or
listening to music, adjust the volume so
that you do not disturb the comfort or
repose of anyone in the vicinity. At
night, even a small sound reaches far and
wide. Shut your windows or use
headphones to give consideration to
others in your neighborhood and
preserve a pleasant living environment.
Notes on connecting to the
HDMI OUT jack
Observe the following not to damage the
HDMI OUT jack and the connector.
• When connecting the cable, carefully
align the HDMI OUT jack on the back
of the unit and the connector by
checking their shapes.
HDMI output
The connector is
upside down
HDMI output
The connector
is tilted
• Be sure to disconnect the HDMI cable
when moving the unit.
• When connecting or disconnecting the
HDMI cable, hold the connector
aligning it with the HDMI OUT jack.
Do not screw the connector into the
HDMI OUT jack.
Copyrights and Trademarks
• This system incorporates with Dolby*
Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
decoder, MPEG-2 AAC (LC) decoder,
DTS**, DTS96/24 decoder and DTS-HD
decoder.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, the
“AAC” logo, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** For DTS patents, see
http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured
under license from DTS Licensing
Limited. DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, &
DTS and the Symbol together are
registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS,
Inc. All Rights Reserved.
• This system incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMITM)
technology.
The terms HDMI and HDMI HighDefinition Multimedia Interface, and the
HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the
United States and other countries.
• “BRAVIA Link” and “BRAVIA Link” logo
are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “AVCHD/Progressive” and the “AVCHD/
Progressive” logo are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation and Sony
Corporation.
• , “XMB”, and “xross media bar” are
trademarks of Sony Corporation and Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc.
• “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
• Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Access® and Wi-Fi
Alliance® are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi
Alliance.
• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, WPA™, WPA2™,
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Miracast™ and
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ are
trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.
• The N Mark is a trademark or registered
trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United
States and in other countries.
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• App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
• Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Google Play™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
• “Xperia” is a trademark of Sony Mobile
Communications AB.
• The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are
registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those of their
respective owners.
• MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson.
• Windows Media is either a registered
trademark or trademark of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
This product is protected by certain
intellectual property rights of Microsoft
Corporation. Use or distribution of such
technology outside of this product is
prohibited without a license from Microsoft
or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
Content owners use Microsoft PlayReady™
content access technology to protect their
intellectual property, including copyrighted
content. This device uses PlayReady
technology to access PlayReady-protected
content and/or WMDRM-protected content.
If the device fails to properly enforce
restrictions on content usage, content owners
may require Microsoft to revoke the device’s
ability to consume PlayReady-protected
content. Revocation should not affect
unprotected content or content protected by
other content access technologies. Content
owners may require you to upgrade
PlayReady to access their content. If you
decline an upgrade, you will not be able to
access content that requires the upgrade.
• All other trademarks are trademarks of their
respective owners.
• Other system and product names are
generally trademarks or registered
trademarks of the manufacturers. ™ and ®
marks are not indicated in this document.
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On wireless technology
5.15 GHz - 5.35 GHz band is restricted
to indoor operations only.
Notes on Use
The receiver uses 2.4 GHz/5 GHz frequency
band. This frequency band is shared with
industrial, scientific, and medical equipment,
including household microwave ovens, and is
used by other wireless stations, premises radio
stations for mobile object identification used
in factory production lines which require
licenses for wireless stations, specified low
power radio stations which do not require the
license for wireless stations, amateur radio
stations, etc. (hereafter “other wireless
stations”).
1. Before using the receiver, make sure “other
wireless stations” are not being operated
nearby.
2. Should radio disturbance occur between
the receiver and “other wireless stations”,
move the receiver away from “other
wireless stations” immediately or turn off
the receiver (to stop radio wave emission).
3. If you have any questions or problems
concerning your receiver, consult your
nearest Sony sales representative listed on
the back cover of this manual.
This wireless device
uses 2.4 GHz frequency
band. It utilizes DS-SS
and OFDM as its
modulation scheme and
has a maximum
transmission radius of
40 m.
This wireless device
uses 2.4 GHz frequency
band. It utilizes FH-SS
as its modulation
scheme and has a
maximum transmission
radius of 10 m.
Compliant with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
(W52/W53/W56)
On the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology
BLUETOOTH wireless technology is a
short-range wireless technology that
enables wireless data communication
between digital devices such as a
computer and digital camera.
BLUETOOTH wireless technology
operates within a range of about 10
meters. Connecting 2 devices as
necessary is common, but some devices
can be connected to multiple devices at
the same time.
When using wireless technology, you do
not need cables to get connected as you
do with a USB connection, and you do
not need to place the devices face to face
as you do with wireless infrared
technology. For example, you can use
one of your devices in a bag or pocket.
BLUETOOTH specification is a global
standard supported by thousands of
companies, and employed by various
manufactures for their products
worldwide.
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Supported BLUETOOTH
version and profiles
Profile refers to a standard set of
capabilities for various BLUETOOTH
product capabilities. The unit supports
the following BLUETOOTH version
and profiles.
Supported BLUETOOTH version:
– BLUETOOTH Specification version
3.0
Supported BLUETOOTH profiles:
– A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile): Sending/
receiving audio content of high-quality
(Only receiving is available on the
unit)
– AVRCP 1.3 (Audio Video Remote
Control Profile): Controlling audio/
video equipment; starting playback,
pausing, stopping, etc.
Note
• To be able to use the BLUETOOTH function,
the BLUETOOTH device to be connected must
support the same profile as the unit. Even if the
device supports the same profile, the functions
may differ depending on the specifications of
the BLUETOOTH device.
• The audio/music playback on the unit may be
delayed from that on the BLUETOOTH device
because of the characteristics of the
BLUETOOTH wireless technology.
Effective communication
range
BLUETOOTH devices should be used
within approximately 10 meters
(unobstructed distance).
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
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– Locations where a wireless LAN is
installed
– Around microwave ovens that are in
use
– Locations where other electromagnetic
waves occur
Effects of other devices
BLUETOOTH devices and wireless
LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n) 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:
– Connect the unit and a BLUETOOTH
device at least 10 m away from other
wireless LAN devices.
– Turn off the power to the wireless LAN
equipment when using your
BLUETOOTH device within 10 meters.
Effects on other devices
The radio waves from the unit may
interfere with the operation of some
devices. Since this interference may
result in malfunction, always turn off the
power on the unit and the BLUETOOTH
device in the following locations:
– In hospitals, on trains, in airplanes, at
gas stations, and any place where
flammable gasses may be present
– Near automatic doors or fire alarms
Notes
• The unit supports security functions that comply
with the BLUETOOTH specification to ensure
secure connection during communication using
BLUETOOTH wireless technology. However,
this security may be insufficient depending on
the setting content and other factors, so always
be careful during 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 devices connected to the unit
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 to the unit, the communications
environment, or surrounding conditions.
About These Operating
Instructions
• The instructions in these Operating
Instructions describe the controls on the
remote control. You can also use the controls
on the unit if they have the same or similar
names as those on the remote control.
• 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.
On certification based
on the Radio Law
The wireless equipment in the unit is
certified based on the Radio Law as a
wireless equipment of low-powered data
communication system. Therefore, the
wireless station license is not required
for the use of the unit.
However, the following activities may
be punishable by law.
• Dissembling/modifying the internal
wireless equipment
• Removing the certification label from
the internal wireless equipment
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Table of Contents
About These Operating
Instructions .................................. 17
Unpacking .......................................... 19
Guide to Parts and Controls ............... 20
Getting Started
Step 1: Installing the
Speakers .............................. 24
Step 2: Connecting the
System ................................. 27
Connecting the speakers .......
Connecting the TV ..................
Connecting the other
equipment ...........................
Connecting the antenna
(aerial) ..................................
Step 3: Preparing for Network
Connection ..........................
Step 4: Performing the Easy
Setup ....................................
Step 5: Selecting the Playback
Source ..................................
Step 6: Enjoying Surround
Sound ...................................
27
28
29
31
31
32
33
33
Playback
Playing from a USB Device ............... 35
Enjoying Music from a
BLUETOOTH Device ................ 36
Using Screen mirroring ...................... 38
Connecting to a Remote Device by
One-touch Function (NFC) ......... 38
Using “SongPal” ................................ 40
Available Options .............................. 41
Enjoying audio for digital broadcasts
(AAC) ......................................... 43
Tuner
Listening to the Radio ........................ 44
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Other functions
What is “BRAVIA Link”? ................. 45
Preparing for “BRAVIA Link” .......... 46
Using “BRAVIA Link” ...................... 46
Setting the Speakers ........................... 47
Using the Sleep Timer ........................ 49
Changing the Brightness .................... 49
Saving Power in Standby Mode ......... 49
Settings and
Adjustments
Using the Setup Display ..................... 50
[Software Update] .............................. 50
[Screen Settings] ................................ 51
[Audio Settings] ................................. 52
[System Settings] ............................... 53
[External Input Settings] .................... 54
[Network Settings] ............................. 54
[Resetting] .......................................... 55
Additional Information
Precautions ......................................... 55
Troubleshooting ................................. 56
Playable Types of Files ...................... 61
Warranty and after-sales service ........ 63
Supported Audio Formats .................. 64
Specifications ..................................... 64
Index ................................................... 66
Unpacking
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Operating Instructions (this manual) (1)
Quick Setup Guide (1)
Warranty Card (1)
Customer Registration Card (1)
Remote control (1)
R03 (size AAA) batteries (2)
Optical digital cord (1)
• Subwoofer (1)
• Speaker cords (4, red/white/gray/blue)
• FM wire antenna (aerial) (1)
• Foot pads (1)
• Front speakers (2)
• Surround speakers (2)
• Center speaker (1)
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses.
Front panel
A "/1 (on/standby)
Turns on the main unit, or sets it to
standby mode.
B
* Hold down FUNCTION on the main unit
for more than 2 seconds, the built-in sound
demonstration will be played back on the
system. If a USB device is connected, the
audio content from the USB will be played
back as sound demonstration. Press x to
stop the demonstration.
(N-Mark) (page 38)
Position the NFC-compatible device
near this indication to activate the NFC
function.
C Front panel display
D Soft-touch buttons
Note
During the demonstration, the volume level
may be higher than the volume level you
have set.
Notes
E
• These buttons work when you touch them
lightly. Do not press on them with
excessive force.
• If the button does not work, release the
button and wait for a few seconds. Then,
touch the button again with your finger
covering the button indicator.
• The LED indicator flashes in white when
you activate the buttons.
F
(remote control sensor)
G LED indicator
White: Lights up when the main unit is
turned on.
Blue (for BLUETOOTH status):
– System is ready for pairing: Flashes
quickly
– When pairing: Flashes quickly
– NFC device is detected: Flashes
– Connection is established: Lights up
FUNCTION* (page 33)
Selects the playback source.
VOL +/–
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(USB) port (page 35)
Indicators in the front panel display
Muting is on
Repeat play
Stereo sound
is received
(Radio only)
The system’s status
(radio frequency, etc.)**
BLUETOOTH power
is on
The HDMI (OUT)
jack is correctly
connected to an
HDCP* compliant
equipment with
HDMI input
* High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
** When you press DISPLAY, the stream information/decoding status is displayed when the function is
set to “TV” or “COAX”. The stream information/decoding status may not appear depending on the
stream or item being decoded.
Rear panel
A SPEAKERS jacks (page 27)
B DIGITAL AUDIO IN (TV OPTICAL)
jack (pages 28, 29)
(COAXIAL) jack (page 28)
C AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks (pages 28,
29)
D ANTENNA (FM) terminal
(page 31)
E HDMI (OUT) jack (page 28)
F HDMI IN (HDMI 1/HDMI 2) jacks
(page 29)
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Remote control
•
2 +, AUDIO, and N buttons have a
tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a
reference when operating the remote
control.
The system automatically returns to
standby mode
If any button on the main unit or remote
control is not pressed within 20 minutes,
the system automatically returns to standby
mode.
A TV "/1 (on/standby)
Turns on the TV or sets it to standby
mode.
TV t (TV input)
Switches the TV’s input source
between the TV and other input
sources.
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"/1 (on/standby) (pages 32)
Turns on the system or sets it to
standby mode.
B SPEAKERS TVyAUDIO
Selects whether TV sound is output
from the system’s speakers or the TV’s
speaker(s). This function works only
when you set [Control for HDMI] to
[On] (page 53).
DISPLAY (page 35)
Displays playback information on the
TV screen.
Displays the preset radio station,
frequency, etc., in the front panel
display.
DIMMER
Adjusts the brightness of the front
panel display and the LED indicator.
SLEEP (page 49)
Sets the sleep timer.
C Input buttons
Selects the equipment you want to use.
HDMI 1, HDMI 2, TV
D FUNCTION (page 33)
Selects the playback source.
By setting [Input Skip Setting]
(page 54), you can skip unused inputs
when selecting a function.
E SOUND FIELD buttons
See “Step 6: Enjoying Surround
Sound” (page 33)
CLEARAUDIO+, NIGHT, MUSIC,
DIGITAL MUSIC, MUSIC ARENA,
MOVIE, GAME, FOOTBALL
F Color buttons
Displays an operation guide on the TV
screen when the color buttons are
available. Follow the operation guide
to perform a selected operation.
BLUE, RED, GREEN, YELLOW
G MIRRORING (pages 38, 40)
Selects the “SCR M” function.
BLUETOOTH (page 36)
Selects the “BT” function.
OPTIONS (pages 34, 41)
Displays the options menu on the TV
screen or in the front panel display.
(The location differs depending on the
selected function.)
RETURN
Returns to the previous display.
B/V/v/b
Moves the highlight to a displayed
item.
(enter)
Enters the selected item.
H HOME (pages 47, 50)
Enters or exits the system’s home
menu.
I 2 (volume) +/–
Adjusts the volume.
AUDIO (page 43)
Selects the audio format/track.
(muting)
Turns off the sound temporarily.
TV 2 (volume) +/–
Adjusts the TV volume.
J Playback operation buttons
See “Playback” (page 35).
m/M (fast/slow/freeze frame)
Fast reverse/fast forward during
playback. Each time you press the
button, the search speed changes.
Activates slow-motion play when
pressed for more than one second in
pause mode.
Plays one frame at a time when pressed
in pause mode.
./> (previous/next)
Selects the previous/next chapter,
track, or file.
N (play)
Starts or re-starts playback (resume
play).
X (pause)
Pauses or re-starts playback.
x (stop)
Stops playback and remembers the
stop point (resume point). The resume
point for a title/track is the last point
you played or the last photo for a photo
folder.
Stops the built-in or USB sound
demonstration.
Radio operation buttons
See “Tuner” (page 44).
PRESET +/–
TUNING +/–
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Getting Started
Step 1: Installing the
Speakers
Installing all speakers in
front position
(Speaker layout: [All Front])
Example 1:
Install the speakers by referring to the
illustration below.
A Front left speaker (L)
B Front right speaker (R)
C Center speaker
D Surround left speaker (L)
E Surround right speaker (R)
F Subwoofer
G TV
Example of speaker
system configuration
Installing the surround
speakers in rear position
(Speaker layout: [Standard])
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Example 2:
Notes
Example of multi angle
speaker configuration
Speakers can be placed on a flat surface or
installed on walls (page 25). You may
position the speakers at different angles to
achieve optimum sound quality.
Installing the speakers
on a flat surface
Before you install the front speakers, center
speaker and surround speakers, be sure to
attach the supplied foot pads as shown in
the illustration below. This prevents
vibration or movement and reduce
scratches.
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
3 mm
Note
You can attach the foot pads on either side of the
two mirrored surface.
Installing the speakers
on the wall
You can install your speakers on the wall.
1
Prepare screws (not supplied)
that are suitable for the hook on
the back of each speaker. See
the illustrations below.
4 mm (3/16 in)
more than 25 mm (1 in)
2
Fasten the screws to the wall,
then hang the speaker on the
screws.
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• For [Standard] speaker layout, be sure to attach
the supplied foot pads (page 25) on the front and
center speakers. For [All Front] speaker layout,
be sure to attach the supplied foot pads on the
front, center and surround speakers.
• Be sure to select the speakers layout setting
(page 48) according to your speakers
placement.
• Use caution when placing the speakers and/or
speaker stands attached to the speakers on a
specially treated (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.)
floor, as staining or discoloration may result.
• Do not lean or hang on a speaker, as it may fall
down.
• The speakers of this system are not magnetically
shielded. This may result in color irregularity
when they are placed near a CRT TV or
projector.
For fixed angle speaker intallation
The screw should protrude 6mm to 8 mm
6 mm to 8 mm
Hook on the rear of the front and surround
speakers
For multi angle speaker installation
The screw should protrude 4 mm to 5 mm
4 mm to 5 mm
Horizontal speaker installation
5 mm
5 mm
5 mm
10 mm
10 mm
Hook on the rear of the center speaker
Vertical speaker installation
5 mm
or
10 mm
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Notes
Connecting the
speakers
Connect the speaker cords to match the
color of the SPEAKERS jacks of the main
unit. Be sure to insert the speaker connector
until it clicks.
Red
(Front right
speaker (R))
Gray
Purple
(Surround right
(Subwoofer) speaker (R))
Step 2: Connecting the
System
Do not connect the AC power cord (mains
lead) of the main unit to a wall outlet
(mains) until all the other connections are
made.
Note
When you connect other equipment with a
volume control, turn down the volume of the
equipment to a level where sound is not distorted.
White
Green
(Front left
(Center
speaker (L)) speaker)
Blue
(Surround left
speaker (L))
Note
Be sure to connect the speaker cords to the front
and surround speakers.
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Getting Started
• You may install your speaker at different angles
to achieve optimum sound quality (page 25).
• Use screws that are suitable for the wall material
and strength. As a plaster board wall is
especially fragile, attach the screws securely to
a beam and fasten them to the wall. Install the
speakers on a vertical and flat wall where
reinforcement is applied.
• Contact a screw shop or installer regarding the
wall material or screws to be used.
• Sony is not responsible for accident or damage
caused by improper installation, insufficient
wall strength or improper screw installation,
natural calamity, etc.
Connecting the TV
Select one of the following connection methods according to the input jacks on your TV.
Video connection
A
HDMI cable1) (not supplied)
2)
or
1)
2)
High Speed HDMI cable
The Audio Return Channel (ARC) function enables the TV to output sound through the system with
an HDMI connection, without performing connection B or C. To set the ARC function on this
system, see [Audio Return Channel] (page 53). To check the compatibility of your TV’s ARC
function, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your TV.
Audio connections
If your TV’s HDMI jack is not compatible with the ARC function, make an appropriate
audio connection (B or C) for listening to TV sound via the system’s speakers.
B
High quality
Optical digital cord (supplied)
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
C
Audio cable (not supplied)
L
AUDIO
OUTPUT
R
Standard quality
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Note
To enjoy TV sound, select “TV” function for connection B or “AUDIO” function for connection C.
Connect the system, TV and other equipment as follows. You cannot enjoy the audio and
video of the connected equipment on the TV through this system when the system is off or
in standby mode.
TV
Video out*
Equipment
(PlayStation®, Blu-ray Disc™
recorder, cable television tuner, etc.)
System
Signal flow
: Video signal
: Audio signal
* This connection is unnecessary for connection A (HDMI connection)
Select one of the following connection methods according to the jack type of the equipment.
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Connecting the other equipment
A
High quality
HDMI cable* (not supplied)
HDMI OUT
* High Speed HDMI cable
B
Optical digital cord (not supplied)
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
C
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
AUDIO COAXIAL
OUT
D
Audio cable (not supplied)
L
AUDIO
OUTPUT
R
Standard
quality
When you make connection A
This connection can transmit both video and audio signals.
Notes
• Video signals from the HDMI IN (1/2) jacks are output to the HDMI OUT jack only when the
“HDMI1” or “HDMI2” function is selected.
• To output an audio signal from the HDMI IN (1/2) jacks to the HDMI OUT jack, you may need to
change the audio output setting. For details, see [Audio Output] in [Audio Settings] (page 52).
When you make connection B, C, D
Connect the system so that video signals from the system and other equipment are output
to the TV, and audio signals from the equipment are output to the system.
Notes
• If you make either connection above, set [Control for HDMI] in [HDMI Settings] of [System Settings]
to [Off] (page 53).
• You can enjoy equipment sound by selecting “TV” function for connection B, “COAX” function for
connection C or “AUDIO” function for connection D.
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• The network name (SSID*) that
identifies your network.**
• If security is set on your wireless
network, the security key (WEP key,
WPA key).**
FM wire antenna (aerial)
(supplied)
Notes
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna
(aerial).
• After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial),
keep it as horizontal as possible.
Step 3: Preparing for
Network Connection
The system has built-in Wi-Fi, and you can
connect the system to the network by
making the network settings.
Before performing the
network settings
When your wireless LAN router (access
point) is Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)compatible, you can easily set the network
settings with the WPS button.
If not, check the following information in
advance, and record it in the space provided
below.
* SSID (Service Set Identifier) is a name that
identifies a particular wireless network.
** You need to check the settings of your wireless
LAN router to get the information about SSID
and security key. For details:
– visit the following website:
http://www.sony.jp/home-theater/
– refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the wireless LAN router
– consult the manufacturer of the wireless
LAN router
About wireless LAN
security
Since communication via the wireless LAN
function is established by radio waves, the
wireless signal may be susceptible to
interception. To protect wireless
communication, this system supports
various security functions. Be sure to
correctly configure the security settings in
accordance with your network
environment.
x No Security
Although you can easily make settings,
anyone can intercept wireless
communication or intrude into your
wireless network, even without any
sophisticated tools. Keep in mind that there
is a risk of unauthorized access or
interception of data.
x WEP
WEP applies security to communications
to prevent outsiders from intercepting
communications or intruding into your
wireless network. WEP is a legacy security
technology that enables older devices
which do not support TKIP/AES to be
connected.
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Connecting the antenna
(aerial)
x WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK
(TKIP)
TKIP is a security technology developed in
response to the deficiencies of WEP. TKIP
assures a higher security level than WEP.
4
Switch the input selector on
your TV so that the signal from
the system appears on the TV
screen.
The [Easy Initial Settings] appears.
x WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK
(AES)
AES is a security technology that uses an
advanced security method distinct from
WEP and TKIP. AES assures a higher
security level than WEP or TKIP.
Step 4: Performing the
Easy Setup
5
Before performing Step 4
Make sure all connections are secure, and
then connect the AC power cord (mains
lead).
Follow the Steps below to make the basic
adjustments and network settings for the
system.
Displayed items vary depending on the
area.
1
2
3
Insert two R03 (AAA) batteries
(supplied) by matching the 3
and # ends on the batteries to
the markings inside the
compartment.
Turn on the TV.
Press [/1 to turn on the system.
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Perform [Easy Initial Settings].
Follow the on-screen
instructions to make the basic
settings using B/V/v/b and
.
B/V/v/b
6
7
After completing the [Easy Initial
Settings], press V/v to select
[Easy Network Settings], then
press
.
The [Easy Network Settings] display
appears.
Follow the on-screen
instructions to make the network
settings using B/V/v/b and
.
If the system cannot connect to the
network, see “Network connection”
(page 60).
Tips
Press FUNCTION repeatedly.
When you press FUNCTION once, the
current function appears in the front panel
display, then each time you press
FUNCTION, the function changes
cyclically as follows.
“HDMI1” t “HDMI2” t “TV” t
“COAX” t “SCR M” t “BT” t
“AUDIO” t “USB” t “FM”
Function and playback source
“HDMI1”/“HDMI2”
Equipment that is connected to the HDMI IN
(HDMI 1) or (HDMI 2) jack (page 30)
“TV”
Equipment (TV, etc.) that is connected to the
DIGITAL AUDIO IN (TV OPTICAL) jack,
or a TV compatible with the Audio Return
Channel function that is connected to the
HDMI (OUT) jack (pages 28, 29)
“COAX”
Equipment that is connected to the DIGITAL
AUDIO IN (COAXIAL) jack (page 30)
“SCR M”
[Screen mirroring]
BLUETOOTH device that supports A2DP
“AUDIO”
Equipment that is connected to the AUDIO
IN (L/R) jacks (pages 28, 29)
“USB”
FM radio (page 44)
After performing the previous Steps and
starting playback, you can easily enjoy preprogrammed sound fields that are tailored
to different kinds of sound sources. They
bring the exciting and powerful sound into
your home.
Note
The sound field can be selected only when [Sound
Effect] is set to [Sound Field On] (page 52).
When [Sound Effect] is set to other than [Sound
Field On], the sound field setting does not apply.
Selecting the sound
field
[ClearAudio+]
“BT”
[Bluetooth AUDIO]
“FM”
Step 6: Enjoying
Surround Sound
Press the desired sound field button
during playback.
Screen mirroring-compatible device
(pages 38, 40)
USB device that is connected to the
port (page 20)
• Some functions may be changed via the TV
screen by pressing FUNCTION, V/v, and
.
• You can also press BLUETOOTH and
MIRRORING to select “BT” and “SCR M”
function respectively.
(USB)
The Sony recommended sound filed is
selected automatically according to playback
content and function.
• 2-channel source: The system will output
5.1 channel simulated surround sound.
• Multi-channel source: The system outputs
sound in the format used for recording.
[Movie]
The system provides the optimized sound for
watching movies.
[Music]
The system provides the optimized sound for
listening to music.
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Step 5: Selecting the
Playback Source
[Digital Music]
Digital Music Enhancer
This system makes compressed audio files
clearer and more dynamic. Also, the sound
level will be equalized.
[Game]
The system provides the optimized sound for
playing video games.
[Night]
Suitable for watching movies at night by
reducing loud sounds while maintaining
clear dialog.
Tip
To enjoy 2-channel sound in multi-channel
output, we recommend you to select
[ClearAudio+].
To select the sound field
from the option menu
1
Press OPTIONS and V/v to select
[Sound Field], then press
.
2
Press V/v to select the sound field,
then press
.
Selecting the Digital
Music Arena mode
Press MUSIC ARENA repeatedly to
select [Music Arena : On].
You can enjoy Live Music Concert filled
with great excitement created by Sony
unique Audio DSP technology.
Note
The Digital Music Arena mode is automatically
set to [Music Arena : Off] when you perform the
following.
– Turn off the system
– Press any of the sound field buttons (page 22)
Tip
You can also select the Digital Music Arena mode
from the option menu.
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Selecting the football
mode
Press FOOTBALL repeatedly while
watching a football match
broadcast.
You can experience a feeling of presence in
the stadium when watching the football
match broadcast.
• [Football : Narration On]: You can enjoy
an immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium through enhanced
stadium cheers.
• [Football : Narration Off]: 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 Off]: The football mode is
turned off.
Notes
• We recommend you to select the football mode
when watching a football match broadcast.
• If you hear unnatural sound in the content when
[Football : Narration Off] is selected,
[Football : Narration On] is recommended.
• The football mode is automatically set to
[Football Off] when you perform the following.
– Turn off the system
– Press any of the sound field buttons
(page 22).
• This feature does not support monaural sound.
Tips
• You can also select the football mode from the
option menu.
• If 5.1 channel audio stream is available, we
recommend you to select it on your TV or settop box.
Displaying the playback
information
Playback
You can play video/music/photo files on a
connected USB device.
For playable types of files, see “Playable
Types of Files” (page 61).
1
You can check the playback information,
etc., by pressing DISPLAY.
The displayed information differs
depending on the media type and system
status.
Example: when playing from a USB
Connect the USB device to the
(USB) port.
Refer to the operating instructions of
the USB device before connecting.
1 Output resolution/Video frequency
2 Title number or name
3 The currently selected audio setting
2
3
4
5
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Press B/b to select
[Video],
[Music], or
[Photo].
Press
to select
device].
[USB
Press B/V/v/b to select the item
.
you want, then press
4 Available functions (
angle,
audio,
subtitle)
5 Playback information
Displays play mode, playing status
bar, media type, video codec, bit rate,
repeat type, elapsed time, total playing
time
6 Chapter number
7 The currently selected angle
Note
Do not remove the USB device during
operation. To avoid data corruption or
damage to the USB device, turn the system
off before connecting or removing the USB
device.
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Playback
Playing from a USB
Device
Enjoying Music from a
BLUETOOTH Device
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.
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.
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Supported BLUETOOTH
version and profiles
Profile refers to a standard set of
capabilities for various BLUETOOTH
product capabilities. For details on the
supported BLUETOOTH version and
profiles, see “BLUETOOTH Section”
(page 64).
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Notes
• Depending on the specifications of the
BLUETOOTH device, the functions may differ
even though the device supports the same
profile as this system.
• The audio playback on this system may be
delayed from that on the BLUETOOTH device
because of the characteristics of the
BLUETOOTH wireless technology.
Press BLUETOOTH.
You can also select [Bluetooth
AUDIO] from
[Input] in home
menu.
Set the BLUETOOTH device in
pairing mode.
For details on setting the
BLUETOOTH device in pairing
mode, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the device.
Select your system name (for
example, “HT-IV300”) on the
connected device.
Once pairing is completed, the device
is automatically connected to the
system, and the device name appears
on the TV screen and the front panel
display of the system. Perform this
step within 5 minutes, otherwise
pairing will be canceled.
Note
You can pair up to 9 BLUETOOTH devices.
If the 10th BLUETOOTH device is paired,
the least recently connected device (the first
paired device) will be replaced by the new
one.
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Place the BLUETOOTH device
within 1 meter from the main
unit.
Start playback on the
BLUETOOTH device.
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To cancel pairing operation
Press HOME or FUNCTION.
Notes
• Once the main unit and the BLUETOOTH
device are connected, you can control playback
by pressing N, X, x, m/M and
./>.
• You can connect to the system from a paired
BLUETOOTH device in functions other than
“BT”, if you set [Bluetooth Power Setting] in
[External Input Settings] to [On] (page 54).
Tip
Connecting to a
BLUETOOTH device
from this system
You can enable or disable the reception of AAC
audio from Bluetooth device (page 54).
To disconnect the
BLUETOOTH device
You can connect to a BLUETOOTH device
from this main unit.
Check the following before playing music:
– The BLUETOOTH function of the
BLUETOOTH device is turned on.
– The pairing has been completed
(page 36).
Press HOME, FUNCTION or RETURN.
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Follow Steps 1 to 3 above.
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2
Press V/v repeatedly to select the
device, then press OPTIONS.
3
Press V/v repeatedly to select
[Remove], then press
.
4
Press B/b repeatedly to select [OK],
then press
.
Press BLUETOOTH.
Note
To connect to the most recent connected
BLUETOOTH device, press N. Then
proceed to Step 5.
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3
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Press OPTIONS.
To delete a paired
BLUETOOTH device from
the device list
Select [Device List], then press
.
A list of paired BLUETOOTH devices
appears.
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the device you want, then press
.
Press N to start playback.
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 main unit.
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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 main unit.
Using Screen mirroring
“Screen mirroring” is a function to display
the screen of a mobile device on the TV by
Miracast technology.
The main unit can be connected directly
with a Screen mirroring-compatible device
(e.g. smartphone, tablet). You can enjoy the
display screen of the device on your large
TV screen. No wireless router (or access
point) is required to use this feature.
Compatible Xperia smartphones
Xperia with the Screen mirroring function
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2
Press MIRRORING
Follow the on-screen
instructions.
Activate the Screen mirroring function
from your device.
For details on how to activate the
function, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your device.
Notes
• When using Screen mirroring, the quality
of picture and sound may sometimes be
deteriorated due to interference from other
wireless communications.
• Network functions may not be available
during Screen mirroring.
• Make sure that the device is compatible
with Miracast. Connectivity with all
Miracast compatible devices is not
guaranteed.
Tip
You can also wirelessly mirror your entire
Xperia smartphone screen on a large TV
screen by using One-touch mirroring
function (NFC) (page 40).
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Connecting to a Remote
Device by One-touch
Function (NFC)
What is “NFC”?
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a
technology enabling short-range wireless
communication between various devices,
such as mobile phones and IC tags. Thanks
to the NFC function, data communication
can be achieved easily just by holding the
device near the
(N-Mark) on the
NFC-compatible devices.
Notes
• The system only recognizes and connects to one
NFC-compatible device at a time.
• Depending on your remote device, you may
need to turn on the NFC function on your
remote device in advance. For details, refer to
the operating instructions of the remote device.
• To use the NFC function, be sure to set [NFC]
to [On] (page 53).
Connecting to a remote
device by One-touch
listening function (NFC)
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Compatible remote devices
Smartphones with a built-in NFC function
(OS: Android 2.3.3 – 4.x.x, excluding
Android 3.x)
Note
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Download and install the “NFC
Easy Connect” application.
“NFC Easy Connect” is a free
application for Android remote
devices that can be obtained on Google
Play. Search for the application using
the keyword “NFC Easy Connect” on
the site, or access the download site
directly by reading the twodimensional code below.
Note that “NFC Easy Connect” is free
but data communication fees when
downloading are charged separately.
For some remote devices, this function may be
available without downloading “NFC Easy
Connect”. In this case, the operation and
specifications of the remote device may differ
from the description in this manual.
Tip
If pairing and the BLUETOOTH connection fail,
do the following.
– Relaunch “NFC Easy Connect” and move the
remote device slowly over the N-Mark.
– Remove the case from the remote device if
using a commercially available remote device
case.
To listen to music
Two-dimensional code* for
direct access
* Use a two-dimensional code reader
application.
Start playback of an audio source on the
remote device. For details on playback
operations, refer to the operating
instructions of your remote device.
Tip
If the volume level is low, adjust the volume of
the remote device first. If the volume level is still
too low, adjust the volume level on the main unit.
To stop playback
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Start the “NFC Easy Connect”
application on the remote
device.
Make sure that the application screen
is displayed.
The playback will be stopped when you
perform any of the following items.
– Hold the remote device near to the
N-Mark on the main unit again.
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By holding an NFC-compatible remote
device near to the N-Mark on the main unit,
the main unit and remote device proceed to
complete pairing and the BLUETOOTH
connection automatically.
Hold the remote device near to
the N-Mark on the main unit
(page 38) until the remote device
vibrates.
Vibration cue is provided when the
remote device is recognized by the
main unit. Follow the on-screen
instructions displayed on the remote
device, and complete the procedure for
BLUETOOTH connection.
When the BLUETOOTH connection is
established, the blue LED indicator on
the front panel lights up.
– Stop the music player of the remote
device.
– Turn off the main unit or the remote
device.
– Change the function.
– Disable the BLUETOOTH function on
the remote device.
Connecting to an Xperia
smartphone by Onetouch mirroring function
(NFC)
By holding a One-touch mirroringcompatible Xperia near to the N-Mark on
the main unit, you can wirelessly mirror
your entire Xperia smartphone screen on a
big screen TV. You can watch videos or
browse together with your family and
friends. No wireless router (or access point)
is required to use this function.
Compatible Xperia smartphones
Xperia with the One-touch mirroring
function
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Press MIRRORING.
Hold the Xperia smartphone
near to the N-Mark on the main
unit (page 38) until the Xperia
smartphone vibrates.
Vibration cue is provided when the
Xperia smartphone is recognized by
the main unit.
The main unit establishes a connection
with the Xperia smartphone.
Once connection is established,
the Xperia smartphone screen
appears on the TV screen.
The Xperia smartphone is registered to
the system.
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To exit mirroring
Press HOME, RETURN or FUNCTION.
Notes
• You cannot access to any other networks during
mirroring.
• The quality of picture and sound may
sometimes be deteriorated due to interference
from other network.
Tip
You can select your preference sound field during
mirroring. Press the sound field buttons
(page 34).
Using “SongPal”
SongPal is a mobile application compatible
with Sony wireless audio devices.
Via a BLUETOOTH® wireless technology
or wireless LAN connection, you can
browse music content saved on your audio
device and adjust settings.
• You can select music content such as
USB, FM or a smartphone for playback.
You can also switch functions.
• You can adjust sound settings of audio
devices, etc.
On the “SongPal” App
An App dedicated for iOS and Android® is
available on both App Store and Google
Play™.
For more detailed information on its
functions, search for “SongPal” and
download the free App.
Note
To use this function, be sure to perform the
software update (page 50).
Available Options
Function
[Video
Settings]
[Picture Quality Mode]:
Selects the picture
settings ([Direct],
[Brighter Room],
[Theatre Room], [Auto],
[Custom1] and
[Custom2]).
Various settings and playback operations
are available by pressing OPTIONS. The
available items differ depending on the
situation.
Common options
Item
Function
[Sound Field]
Changes the sound field
setting (page 33).
[Music Arena]
Turns on or off the
Digital Music Arena
mode (page 34)
[Football]
Turns on or off the
football mode (page 34).
[Repeat
Setting]
Sets repeat playback.
[Play/Stop]
Starts or stops playback.
[Play from
start]
Plays the item from the
beginning.
[Change
Category]
Switches among the
[Video],
[Music] and
[Photo] category in
“USB” function. This
item only available when
the display list is
available for the
category.
You can customize the
following picture settings
according to your
preference and save them
in [Custom1]/[Custom2]
settings.
• [Texture Remaster]:
Adjusts the sharpness
and detail of the edges.
• [Super Resolution]:
Improves the
resolution.
• [Smoothing]: Reduces
on-screen banding by
smoothing gradations
on flat areas.
• [Contrast Remaster]:
Automatically arranges
the black and white
levels so that the screen
is not too dark and the
image is modulated.
• [Clear Black]: Adjusts
the display of the dark
elements of the image.
All shading is not
suppressed; it allows
beautifully reproduced
black tones.
[Video] only
Item
Function
[Pause]
Pauses playback.
[A/V SYNC]
Adjusts the time gap
between picture and
sound (page 42).
[Top Menu]
Displays the AVCHD’s
Top Menu.
[Title Search]
Searches for a title on
AVCHD’s and starts
playback from the
beginning.
[Chapter
Search]
Searches for a chapter on
AVCHD’s and starts
playback from the
beginning.
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Item
Item
Function
[Audio]
Selects the audio format/
track.
[Subtitle]
Selects the subtitle
language when
multilingual subtitles are
recorded on VIDEOs.
[Angle]
Switches the viewing
angles when multi-angles
are recorded on VIDEOs.
[Music] only
Item
Function
[Add
Slideshow
BGM]
Registers music files in
the USB memory as
slideshow background
music (BGM).
Adjusting the delay
between the picture and
sound
(A/V SYNC)
When the sound does not match the
pictures on the TV screen, you can adjust
the delay between the picture and sound for
the following functions.
The setting method differs depending on
the function.
When the “HDMI1”, “HDMI2”
or “USB” function is
selected
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[Photo] only
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Press OPTIONS.
The option menu appears on the TV
screen.
Press V/v to select [A/V SYNC],
then press
.
Item
Function
[Slideshow]
Starts a slideshow.
[Slideshow
Speed]
Changes the slideshow
speed.
[Slideshow
Effect]
Sets the effect when
playing a slideshow.
[Slideshow
BGM]
• [Off]: Turns off the
function.
• [My Music from USB]:
Sets the music files
registered in [Add
Slideshow BGM].
When the “TV” and “COAX”
function is selected
[Change
Display]
Switches between [Grid
View] and [List View].
[Rotate Left]
Rotates the photo
counterclockwise by
90 degrees.
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[Rotate Right]
Rotates the photo
clockwise by 90 degrees.
[View Image]
Displays the selected
picture.
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4
Press B/b to adjust the delay,
then press
.
You can adjust from 0 ms to 300 ms in
25 ms increments.
Press OPTIONS.
“AV.SYNC” appears in the front panel
display.
Press
or b.
Press V/v to adjust the delay,
then press
.
You can adjust from 0 ms to 300 ms in
25 ms increments.
Press OPTIONS.
The option menu in the front panel
display turns off.
Enjoying audio for
digital broadcasts (AAC)
To listen to AAC audio such as BS digital
broadcasts, connect the unit to a digitaltuner-equipped device using a optical
digital cable (sold separately).
If the HDMI jack of your TV supports the
ARC (Audio Return Channel) function
(page 28), you can listen to AAC audio
using an HDMI cable.
Settings such as “optical digital audio
output setting” on the digital-tunerequipped device such as TV are also
required. Set the digital-tuner-equipped
device so that it can output AAC audio
signals from the digital output jack. For
details, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your digital-tuner-equipped
device.
Note
If you press AUDIO when the broadcast you are
watching is not bilingual, “NOT.USE” will
appear.
Note
You cannot enjoy AAC 5.1ch surround and
multiplex broadcast signal by connecting an
audio cable (analog) (sold separately) using the
connection shown on page 28.
Switching audio for a
bilingual broadcast
You can switch main/sub audio when
listening to AAC of a bilingual broadcast.
Press AUDIO.
Press AUDIO repeatedly to display the
setting you want on the front panel display
of the unit.
(In the default setting, the underlined item
is displayed.)
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AAC is an audio format employed for BS
and territorial digital broadcasts. AAC also
supports 5.1ch surround sound broadcasts.
• “MAIN” (main audio)
Sound of the main language will be
output.
• “SUB” (sub audio)
Sound of the sub language will be
output.
• “MAIN+SUB” (main & sub audio)
Mixed sound of both the main and sub
languages will be output.
Tuner
Listening to the Radio
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2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly
until “FM” appears in the front
panel display.
Select the radio station.
Automatic tuning
Hold down TUNING +/– until the auto
scanning starts.
[Auto Tuning] appears on the TV
screen. Scanning stops when the
system tunes in a station.
To cancel automatic tuning, press any
buttons.
Manual tuning
Press TUNING +/– repeatedly.
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Press 2 +/– repeatedly to
adjust the volume.
Presetting radio
stations
You can preset up to 20 stations. Before
tuning, make sure to turn down the volume
to minimum.
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6
If an FM program is noisy
If an FM program is noisy, you can select
monaural reception. There will be no stereo
effect, but reception will improve.
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2
3
Press OPTIONS.
The option menu appears on the TV
screen.
Press V/v to select [FM Mode],
then press
.
Press V/v to select [Monaural],
then press
.
• [Stereo]: Stereo reception.
• [Monaural]: Monaural reception.
Tip
You can set [FM Mode] for each preset station
separately.
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Press FUNCTION repeatedly
until “FM” appears in the front
panel display.
Hold down TUNING +/– until the
auto scanning starts.
Scanning stops when the system tunes
in a station.
Press OPTIONS.
The option menu appears on the TV
screen.
Press V/v to select [Preset
Memory], then press
.
Press V/v to select the preset
number you want, then press
Repeat Steps 2 to 5 to store
other stations.
To change a preset number
Select the preset number you want by
pressing PRESET +/–, then perform the
procedure from Step 3.
To select a preset station
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“FM” appears in the front panel
display.
The last received station is tuned in.
2
Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to
select the preset station.
.
Tip
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display in the
front panel display changes cyclically as follows:
Frequency t Preset number t Decoding
status*
Appears when [Sound Effect] is set to [Dolby Pro
Logic], [DTS Neo:6 Cinema], or [DTS Neo:6
Music] (page 52).
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Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“FM” appears in the front panel
display.
The last received station is tuned in.
2
Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to
select the preset station.
Tip
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display in the
front panel display changes cyclically as follows:
Frequency t Preset number t Decoding
status*
Appears when [Sound Effect] is set to [Dolby Pro
Logic], [DTS Neo:6 Cinema], or [DTS Neo:6
Music] (page 52).
What is “BRAVIA Link”?
By connecting equipment that supports the
Control for HDMI function with an HDMI
cable, the following functions allow you to
simplify operations.
• System Power Off (page 46)
• System Audio Control (page 46)
• One-Touch Play (page 47)
• ARC (Audio Return Channel) (page 47)
• Auto Genre Selector (page 47)
Notes
This function is not available depending on the
connected equipment.
“BRAVIA Link” is available on Sony
equipment such as TVs, Blu-ray disc
recorders and AV amplifiers that are
equipped with the Control for HDMI
function.
Control for HDMI is a mutual control
function standard used by CEC (Consumer
Electronics Control) for HDMI (HighDefinition Multimedia Interface).
Notes
• The function above may be available with other
manufactures’ devices, however, the operation
is not guaranteed.
• Depending on the settings on the connected
equipment, the Control for HDMI function may
not operate. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the equipment.
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Tuner/Other functions
To select a preset station
Other functions
Preparing for “BRAVIA
Link”
By connecting “BRAVIA Link”compatible equipment with an HDMI cable
and completing settings of the connected
equipment on the TV, you can operate all
the connected equipment from the same
remote control.
To activate “BRAVIA Link”, set the
Control for HDMI function to “On” on the
connected equipment. When using a Sony
TV that supports the Control for HDMI
function, the Control for HDMI function is
set on the unit and the connected equipment
automatically by setting the corresponding
setting on the TV.
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2
3
4
Make sure the unit, TV and other
equipment are connected via
HDMI connection.
Turn on the unit, TV and
connected equipment.
Switch the HDMI input on the TV
to display the image of the unit.
Display the HDMI equipment list
and activate the Control for
HDMI function on the connected
equipment.
The Control for HDMI function is set
to “On” on the unit and the connected
equipment automatically. “DONE”
appears on the front panel display of
the unit when the setting is completed.
Notes
• For settings on the TV or the connected
equipment, refer to the operating instructions of
the respective equipment.
• If the settings above does not work, you may set
the [Control for HDMI] setting manually. Refer
[HDMI Settings] (page 53).
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Using “BRAVIA Link”
System Power Off
You can turn the system off in sync with the
TV.
On turning the power on
If you have previously used the unit to
output sound, the unit is turned on
automatically when you turn the TV on.
To turn on other connected equipment,
operate the equipment respectively.
You may be able to operate from the home
menu on the TV.
Notes
• The system does not turn off automatically
while playing music or when “FM” function is
selected.
• Depending on the condition of the connected
equipment, you may not be able to turn off the
equipment. For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the equipment.
System Audio Control
With a few simple steps, you can enjoy
sound from the TV or other connected
equipment on the unit.
System Audio Control operates as follows.
• When you turn on the unit, sound from
the TV or other equipment is output on
the unit.
• When playing sound from the TV or other
equipment on the unit, you can output
sound from the TV speakers by pressing
SPEAKERS TVyAUDIO.
• When playing sound from the TV or other
equipment on the unit, you can adjust the
volume of the unit and turn off the power
by operating the TV.
Tip
Depending on the TV, volume number of the unit
appears on the TV screen. The number on the TV
screen may be different from that on the front
panel display of the unit.
One-Touch Play
Notes
• The above features may not operate with certain
equipment.
• Depending on the settings of the connected
equipment, the Control for HDMI function may
not work correctly. Refer to the operating
instructions of the equipment.
Audio Return Channel
(ARC)
You can enjoy TV sound via the system by
using just one HDMI cable.
For details, see [Audio Return Channel]
(page 74).
The Auto Genre Selector function acquires
the program information (EPG
information) for the digital broadcast you
are currently watching to switch the sound
field automatically according to the genre
of the program (only when your TV and
device connected to the HDMI IN
(HDMI 1/HDMI 2) jacks are compatible
with the Auto Genre Selector function).
Check that you have made the following
settings:
– [Control for HDMI] in [HDMI Settings]
is set to [On] (page 53).
– [Auto Genre Selector] in [Audio
Settings] is set to [On] (page 53).
– [Sound Effect] in [Audio Settings] is set
to [Sound Field On] (page 52).
– [Sound Field] is ClearAudio+.
Note
You can set [Sound Field] by pressing
CLEARAUDIO+.
Setting the Speakers
[Speaker Settings]
To obtain optimum surround sound, set the
speakers’ distance from your listening
position.
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2
3
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Press B/b to select
[Setup].
Press V/v to select [Audio
Settings], then press
.
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Other functions
When you play the equipment with an
HDMI cable, the connected TV is turned on
automatically and the TV’s input is
switched to the system.
When you perform One-Touch Play on the
connected equipment, the unit is turned on
automatically, and the function is set to
“HDMI1” or “HDMI2” (depending on the
HDMI input jack in use), and your TV’s
input is automatically set to the HDMI
input which the system is connected.
Auto Genre Selector
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5
Press V/v to select [Speaker
Settings], then press
.
The [Select speaker layout.] display
appears.
Press V/v to select setting
according to your speakers
placement, then press
.
• [Standard]: The surround speakers
are installed in the rear position.
• [All Front]: All speakers are installed
in the front position.
Note
All settings are reset to default settings each
time you change the speaker layout setting.
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7
8
Press V/v to select the item, then
press
.
Press
or B/V/v/b to adjust the
parameter.
Press
to confirm the settings.
Check the following settings.
x [Centre Speaker]
[On]: The center speaker is connected.
[Off]: The center speaker is not connected.
x [Level]
You can adjust the sound level of the
speakers. You can set the parameters from
–6.0 dB to +6.0 dB. Be sure to set [Test
Tone] to [On] for easy adjustment.
[Front Left/Right] 0.0 dB: Set the front
speaker level.
[Centre] 0.0 dB: Set the center speaker
level. This setting is only available when
[Centre Speaker] is set to [On].
[Surround Left/Right] 0.0 dB: Set the
surround speaker level.
[Subwoofer] 0.0 dB: Set the subwoofer
level.
x [Test Tone]
The speakers will emit a test tone to adjust
[Level].
[Off]: The test tone is not emitted from the
speakers.
[On]: The test tone is emitted from each
speaker in sequence while adjusting level.
When you select one of the [Speaker
Settings] items, the test tone is emitted
from each speaker in sequence.
Adjust the sound level as follows.
1
Set [Test Tone] to [On].
x [Distance]
Be sure to set the parameters of the distance
from the listening position to the speakers.
You can set the parameters from 0.0 to
7.0 meters.
2
Press V/v to select [Level], then
press
.
3
Press V/v to select the speaker type
you want, then press
.
[Front Left/Right] 3.0 m: Set the front
speaker distance.
[Centre] 3.0 m: Set the center speaker
distance. This setting is only available
when [Centre Speaker] is set to [On].
[Surround Left/Right] 3.0 m: Set the
surround speaker distance.
[Subwoofer] 3.0 m: Set the subwoofer
distance.
4
Press B/b to select the left or right
speaker, then press V/v to adjust the
level.
5
Press
6
Repeat Steps 3 to 5.
7
Press RETURN.
The system returns to the previous
display.
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8
Press V/v to select [Test Tone], then
press
.
9
Press V/v to select [Off], then press
.
Notes
• The test tone signals are not output from the
HDMI (OUT) jack.
• The test tone will not output from the center
speaker if [Centre Speaker] is set to [Off].
You can change the brightness of the front
panel display and the LED indicator.
Press DIMMER
Each time you press the button, the
brightness of the item is changed. You can
adjust the brightness in 3 levels,
[Dimmer : 1], [Dimmer : 2] and
[Dimmer : 3].
Notes
Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the system to turn off at a
preset time, so you can fall asleep listening
to music.
Press SLEEP.
Each time you press SLEEP, the minutes
display (the remaining time) in the front
panel display changes by 10 minutes.
When you set the sleep timer, the
remaining time appears every 5 minutes.
When the remaining time is less than
2 minutes, “SLEEP” flashes in the front
panel display.
To check the remaining
time
Press SLEEP once.
To change the remaining
time
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
• For front panel display, the brightness for all 3
levels are the same. However, in [Dimmer : 3]:
– front panel display and LED indicator will
light off if any button on the main unit or
remote control is not pressed within 10
seconds.
– front panel display and LED indicator will
light on for a few seconds if any button on the
main unit or remote control is pressed.
• Depending on the situation, the front panel and
LED indicator may remain light on in
[Dimmer : 3].
Saving Power in
Standby Mode
Check that you have made the following
settings:
– [Control for HDMI] in [HDMI Settings]
is set to [Off] (page 53).
– [Quick Start Mode] is set to [Off]
(page 53).
– [Remote Start] is set to [Off] (page 54).
– [NFC] is set to [Off] (page 53).
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Other functions
Tip
To adjust the volume of all the speakers at the
same time, press 2 +/–.
Changing the
Brightness
Icon
Explanation
[Network Settings]
(page 54)
Settings and Adjustments
Makes detailed network
settings.
Using the Setup Display
[Resetting] (page 55)
Resets the system to the
factory settings.
You can make various adjustments to items
such as picture and sound.
The default settings are underlined.
Note
Playback settings stored in the media takes
priority over the Setup Display settings.
Therefore, some of the functions may not be
performed.
1
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
2
3
Press B/b to select
[Setup].
Press V/v to select the setup
category icon, then press
.
Icon
Explanation
[Software Update]
(page 50)
Updates the software of the
system.
[Screen Settings]
(page 51)
Makes the screen settings
according to the type of TV.
[Audio Settings]
(page 52)
Makes the audio settings
according to the type of
connecting jacks.
[System Settings]
(page 53)
Makes the system-related
settings.
[External Input Settings]
(page 54)
Sets the input skip setting
for each external input.
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[Software Update]
By updating your software to the latest
version, you can take advantage of the
newest functions.
During a software update, “UPDATE”
appears in the front panel display. After the
update completes, the main unit
automatically turns off.
While the updating operation is in progress,
do not turn on or off the main unit, or
operate the main unit or TV. Wait for the
software update to complete.
Note
For information about update functions, refer to
the following website:
http://www.sony.jp/home-theater/
x [Update via USB Memory]
Updates software using USB memory.
Make sure that the Software Update Folder
is correctly named as “UPDATE”.
[Screen Settings]
x [TV Type]
[16:9]: Select this when connecting to a
wide-screen TV or a TV with a wide-mode
function.
[4:3]: Select this when connecting to a 4:3
screen TV without a wide-mode function.
x [Output Video Resolution]
[Auto]: Outputs video signal according to
the resolution of the TV or connected
equipment.
[480i], [480p], [720p], [1080i], [1080p]:
Outputs video signal according to the
selected resolution setting.
x [USB 24p Output]
[Auto]: Outputs 24p video signals only
when you connect a 1080/24p-compatible
TV via an HDMI connection and the
[Output Video Resolution] is set to [Auto]
or [1080p].
[Off]: Select this when your TV is not
compatible with 1080/24p video signals.
Note
If your Sony equipment is not detected when
[Auto1] is selected, the setting will have the same
effect as [Auto2] setting.
x [YCbCr/RGB (HDMI)]
[Auto]: Automatically detects the type of
external equipment, and switches to the
matching color setting.
[YCbCr (4:2:2)]: Outputs YCbCr 4:2:2
video signals.
[YCbCr (4:4:4)]: Outputs YCbCr 4:4:4
video signals.
[RGB]: Select this when connecting to an
equipment with an HDCP compliant DVI
jack.
x [HDMI Deep Colour Output]
[Auto]: Normally select this.
[16bit], [12bit], [10bit]: Outputs 16bit/
12bit/10bit video signals when the
connected TV is compatible with Deep
Colour.
[Off]: Select this when the picture is
unstable or colors appear unnatural.
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Settings and Adjustments
x [Screen Format]
[Full]: Select this when connecting to 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.
x [4K Output]
[Auto1]: Outputs 2K (1920 × 1080) video
signals during video playback and 4K
video signals during photo play when
connecting to a Sony 4K-compatible
equipment.
Outputs 4K video signals during playback
of 24p video contents in VIDEOs or photo
play when connecting to a non-Sony 4Kcompatible equipment.
[Auto2]: Automatically outputs 4K/24p
video signals when you connect a 4K/24p compatible equipment by making
appropriate settings in [USB 24p Output],
and also outputs 4K/24p photo images
when you play 2D photo files.
[Off]: Turns off the function.
x [SBM] (Super Bit Mapping)
[On]: Smooths the gradation of video
signals output from the HDMI (OUT) jack.
[Off]: Select this when outputting distorted
video signals or unnatural color.
x [Pause Mode]
[Auto]: Normally select this. The picture,
including subjects that move dynamically,
is output with no jitter.
[Frame]: The picture, including subjects
that do not move dynamically, is output in
high resolution.
[Audio Settings]
x [Audio DRC]
You can compress the dynamic range of the
sound track.
[Auto]: Performs playback at the dynamic
range specified by the Audio Source.
[On]: The system reproduces the sound
track with the kind of dynamic range that
the recording engineer intended.
[Off]: No compression of dynamic range.
x [Attenuation settings - AUDIO]
Distortion may occur when you listen to an
equipment connected to the AUDIO IN
(L/R) jacks. You can prevent distortion by
attenuating the input level on the main unit.
[On]: Attenuates the input level. The output
level will decrease at this setting.
[Off]: Normal input level.
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x [Audio Output]
You can select the output method where the
audio signal is output.
[Speaker]: Outputs multi-channel sound
from the system’s speakers only.
[Speaker + HDMI]: Outputs multi-channel
sound from the system’s speakers and
2-channel linear PCM signals from the
HDMI (OUT) jack.
[HDMI]: Outputs sound from the HDMI
(OUT) jack only. Sound format depends on
the connected equipment.
Note
When [Control for HDMI] is set to [On]
(page 53), [Audio Output] is set to [Speaker +
HDMI] automatically and this setting cannot be
changed.
x [Sound Effect]
You can turn on or off the system’s sound
effects (SOUND FIELD setting (pages 33,
34)).
For a 2-channel source, you can select
[Dolby Pro Logic], [DTS Neo:6 Cinema],
or [DTS Neo:6 Music] to simulate surround
sound.
[Sound Field On]: Enables the surround
effect of the sound field (page 33).
[Dolby Pro Logic]: The system simulates
surround sound from 2-channel sources
and outputs sound from all speakers
(5.1 channel) (Dolby Pro Logic decoding).
[DTS Neo:6 Cinema]/[DTS Neo:6 Music]:
The system simulates surround sound from
2-channel sources and produces multichannel sound (DTS Neo:6 Cinema/DTS
Neo:6 Music mode decoding).
[2ch Stereo]: This system outputs the sound
from the front left/right speakers and
subwoofer only. Multi-channel surround
formats are downmixed to 2-channel.
[Off]: The sound effects are disabled. You
can hear sound as it is recorded.
x [Quick Start Mode]
[On]: Shortens the startup time from
standby mode. You can operate the system
quickly after turning it on.
[Off]: The default setting.
x [Speaker Settings]
To obtain optimum surround sound, set the
speakers. For details, see “Setting the
Speakers” (page 47).
x [Auto Standby]
[On]: Turns on the [Auto Standby]
function. When you do not operate the
system for about 20 minutes, the system
enters standby mode automatically.
[Off]: Off.
[System Settings]
x [HDMI Settings]
[Control for HDMI]
[On]: Turns on the [Control for HDMI]
function. You can operate mutually
between equipment that are connected with
an HDMI cable.
[Off]: Off.
[Audio Return Channel]
This function is available when you
connect the system to a TV’s HDMI IN
jack that is compatible with the Audio
Return Channel function and [Control for
HDMI] is set to [On].
[Auto]: The system can receive the digital
audio signal of the TV automatically via an
HDMI cable.
[Off]: Off.
x [NFC]
[On]: Turns on NFC function to enjoy the
One-touch listening and mirroring function
on this system (page 38).
[Off]: Off.
x [Auto Display]
[On]: Automatically displays information
on the screen when changing the viewing
titles, picture modes, audio signals, etc.
[Off]: Displays information only when you
press DISPLAY.
x [Screen Saver]
[On]: Turns on the screen saver function.
[Off]: Off.
x [Device Name]
You can change the name of this system
according to your preference so that it is
more recognizable during “BT” or
“SCR M” function. Follow on-screen
instructions and use software keyboard to
enter the name.
x [System Information]
You can display the system’s software
version information and the MAC address.
x [Software License Information]
You can display the Software License
Information.
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Settings and Adjustments
x [Auto Genre Selector]
[On]: Automatically switches the sound
field according to the genre of the digital
broadcast TV program.
[Off]: Off.
[External Input
Settings]
x [Input Skip Setting]
The skip setting is a convenient feature that
allows you to skip unused inputs when
selecting a function by pressing
FUNCTION.
[Do not skip]: The system does not skip the
selected function.
[Skip]: The system skips the selected
function.
x [Bluetooth AUDIO - AAC]
You can enable and disable AAC audio.
[On]: AAC audio if the BLUETOOTH
device supports AAC.
[Off]: SBC audio.
Note
You can enjoy high quality sound if the AAC is
enabled. In case AAC sound is not supported on
your device, select [Off].
x [Bluetooth Power Setting]
[On]: The Bluetooth power is turned on.
A paired BLUETOOTH device can
connect to the main unit when a function
other than “BT” function is selected.
[Off]: The BLUETOOTH power is only
turned on when “BT” function is selected.
Note
In some applications, you may not be able to
make the connection directly from the
BLUETOOTH device even though you have set
[Bluetooth Power Setting] to [On]. In this case,
press BLUETOOTH.
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[Network Settings]
x [Wireless Network Settings]
Connect the system to the network
beforehand using the built-in wireless LAN
of the system for wireless network
connection. For details, see “Step 3:
Preparing for Network Connection”
(page 31).
Tip
For further details, visit the following website and
check the FAQ:
http://www.sony.jp/home-theater/
x [Network Connection Status]
Displays the current network connection
status.
x [Auto Renderer Access
Permission]
[On]: Allows automatic access from a
newly detected controller.
[Off]: Off.
x [Renderer Access Control]
Sets whether or not to accept commands
from controllers.
x [Remote Start]
[On]: Allows turning on the system by a
device linked via network when the system
is in standby mode.
[Off]: The system cannot be turned on by a
device linked via network.
[Resetting]
x [Reset to Factory Default Settings]
You can reset the system settings to the
factory default by selecting the group of
settings. All the settings within the group
will be reset.
x [Initialise Personal Information]
You can erase your personal information
stored in the system.
Additional Information
Precautions
On safety
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the cabinet, unplug the system and then
consult your dealer or Sony Customer
Service for repair (refer to the back cover)
before operating it any further.
• Do not touch the AC power cord (mains
lead) with wet hands. Doing so may cause
an electric shock.
If you are not going to use the system for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the system
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord (mains lead), grasp the plug
itself; never pull the cord.
On placement
• Place the system in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
build-up in the system.
• Although the system heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction. If you
continuously use this system at a large
volume, the cabinet temperature of the
top, side and bottom rises considerably.
To avoid burning yourself, do not touch
the cabinet.
• Do not place the system on a soft surface
(rugs, blankets, etc.) that might block the
ventilation holes.
• Do not install the system near heat
sources such as radiators, air ducts, or in
a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, mechanical vibration, or
shock.
• Do not install the system in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated in a
horizontal position only.
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Additional Information
On power sources
• Keep the system away from components
with strong magnets, such as microwave
ovens, or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the system.
• Do not place metal objects in front of the
front panel. It may limit reception of
radio waves.
• Do not place the system in a place where
medical equipment is in use. It may cause
a malfunction of medical equipment.
• If you use a pacemaker or other medical
device, consult your physician or the
manufacturer of your medical device
before using the wireless LAN function.
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening
to a section with very low level inputs or no
audio signals. If you do, the speakers may
be damaged when a peak level section is
suddenly played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls 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 alcohol or benzine.
On replacement of parts
In the events that this system is repaired,
repaired parts may be retained for reuse or
recycling purposes.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This system is capable of
holding a still video image or on-screen
display image on your TV screen
indefinitely. If you leave the still video
image or on-screen display image
displayed on your TV for an extended
period of time, you risk permanent
damage to your TV screen. Plasma
display panel televisions and projection
televisions are especially susceptible to
this.
On moving the system
Before moving the system, make sure that
you disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead) from the wall outlet (mains).
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the system, use this
troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
problem before requesting repairs. Should
any problem persist, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
General
The power does not turn on.
On your TV’s color
If the speakers cause the color irregularity
on your TV screen, turn off the TV then
turn it on after 15 to 30 minutes. If color
irregularity persist, place the speakers
further away from the TV set.
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t Check that the AC power cord (mains
lead) is connected securely.
The remote control does not function.
t The distance between the remote
control and the main unit is too far.
t The batteries in the remote control are
weak.
The system does not work normally.
t Disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead) from the wall outlet (mains), then
reconnect after several minutes.
Messages
“PRTECT”, “PUSH” and “POWER”
appear alternately in the front panel
display.
“D. MODE” appears in the front panel
display.
t Contact your nearest Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
t The setting for the sound field buttons
cannot be changed when the [Sound
Effect] is set to other than [Sound Field
On]. Set [Sound Effect] in [Audio
Settings] to [Sound Field On].
Picture
There is no picture or the picture is
not output correctly.
t Check the output method on your
system (page 28).
t Press x, DISPLAY, b, V in sequence
to reset the video output resolution to
the lowest resolution.
t For USBs, check the [USB 24p
Output] settings in [Screen Settings]
(page 51).
There is no picture when you make an
HDMI cable connection.
t The main unit is connected to an input
device that is not HDCP (Highbandwidth Digital Content Protection)
compliant (“HDMI” in the front panel
does not light up) (page 28).
“Exxxx” (x is a number) appears in
the front panel display.
The dark area of the picture is too
dark/the bright area is too bright or
unnatural.
t Contact your nearest Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility
and give the error code.
t Set [Picture Quality Mode] to
[Standard] (default) (page 41).
appears without any messages on
the entire TV screen.
t Contact your nearest Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
An image is not displayed on the
entire TV screen.
t Check the setting of [TV Type] in
[Screen Settings] (page 51).
t The aspect ratio on the media is fixed.
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Additional Information
t Press "/1 to turn off the system, and
check the following items after
“STBY” disappears.
• Are the + and – speaker cords shortcircuited?
• Are you using only the supplied
speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation
holes of the system?
• After checking the above items and
fixing any problems, turn on the
system. If the cause of the problem
cannot be found even after checking
all the above items, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
“NOT.USE” appears in the front panel
display when you press any of the
sound field buttons (page 22).
Color irregularity occurs on the TV
screen.
t If the speakers are used with a CRTbased TV or projector, install the
speakers at least 0.3 meters from the
TV set.
t If the color irregularity persists, turn
off the TV set once, then turn it on after
15 to 30 minutes.
t Make sure that no magnetic object
(magnetic latch on a TV stand, health
care device, toy, etc.) is placed near the
speakers.
Sound
There is no sound.
t The speaker cords are not connected
securely.
t Check the speaker settings (page 47).
There is no sound from the TV via the
HDMI (OUT) jack when using the
Audio Return Channel function.
t Set [Control for HDMI] in [HDMI
Settings] of [System Settings] to [On]
(page 53). Also, set [Audio Return
Channel] in [HDMI Settings] of
[System Settings] to [Auto] (page 53).
t Make sure that your TV is compatible
with the Audio Return Channel
function.
t Make sure that an HDMI cable is
connected to a jack on your TV that is
compatible with the Audio Return
Channel function.
The system does not output sound of
TV programs correctly when
connected to a cable television tuner.
t Set [Audio Return Channel] in [HDMI
Settings] of [System Settings] to [Off]
(page 53).
t Check the connections (page 29).
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Severe noise is heard.
t Move your audio equipment away
from the TV.
t Clean the disc on the connected
device.
The sound outputs from the center
speaker only.
t Depending on the media, the sound
may output from the center speaker
only.
No sound or only a very low-level
sound is heard from the surround
speakers.
t Check the speaker connections and
settings (pages 27, 47).
t Check the sound field setting
(page 33).
t Depending on the source, the effect of
the surround speakers may be less
noticeable.
t Set [Sound Field] to [ClearAudio+]
(page 33).
Distortion occurs in the sound of a
connected equipment.
t Reduce the input level for the
connected equipment by setting
[Attenuation settings - AUDIO]
(page 52).
A sudden loud music is heard.
t The built-in sound demonstration is
activated. Press 2 – to reduce the
volume or press x to stop the
demonstration.
Tuner
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
t Check that the antenna (aerial) is
connected securely. Adjust the antenna
(aerial).
t The signal strength of the stations is
too weak (when tuning in with
automatic tuning). Use manual tuning.
Playback
File names are not displayed
correctly.
A file does not start playing from the
beginning.
t Resume play has been selected. Press
OPTIONS and select [Play from start],
then press
.
The language for the soundtrack/
subtitle or angles cannot be changed.
t Multilingual tracks/subtitles or multiangles are not recorded on the VIDEO
being played.
Playback does not start from the
resume point where you last stopped
playing.
t The resume point may be cleared from
memory depending on the file when
• you disconnect the USB device.
• you play other content.
• you turn off the main unit.
t Depending on the usage environment,
devices emitting radio waves such as
other wireless LAN devices or
microwave ovens may interfere with
the Screen mirroring. Move the main
unit and the screen mirroring
compatible device away from such
devices, or turn off such devices.
t Depending on the usage environment,
communication speed may be affected
by the distance or obstacle between
devices, types of device, device
configuration, radio waves.
Communication may be lost due to line
congestion.
Some paid contents cannot be played.
t The source device must be compatible
with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital
Content Protection) system.
Some paid contents may not be
displayed via a non-compatible source
device.
USB device
The USB device is not recognized.
t Try the following:
1 Turn the system off.
2 Remove and reconnect the USB
device.
3 Turn the system on.
t Make sure that the USB device is
securely connected to the (USB)
port.
t Check if the USB device or a cable is
damaged.
t Check if the USB device is on.
t If the USB device is connected via a
USB hub, disconnect it and connect
the USB device directly to the main
unit.
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t The system can only display JIS X
0208:1997 (JIS level-1 and level-2
kanji sets) compliant character
formats. Other character formats may
be displayed differently.
t Depending on the writing software
used, the input characters may be
displayed differently.
Playback is unstable when using
Screen mirroring.
“BRAVIA Link” ([Control
for HDMI])
The [Control for HDMI] function does
not work (“BRAVIA Link”).
t Check that [Control for HDMI] is set
to [On] (page 53).
t If you change the HDMI connection,
turn the system off and on again.
t If power failure occurs, set [Control
for HDMI] to [Off], then set [Control
for HDMI] to [On] (page 53).
t Check the following and refer to the
operating instructions supplied with
the equipment.
• The connected equipment is
compatible with the [Control for
HDMI] function.
• The connected equipment’s setting
for the [Control for HDMI] function
is correct.
Network connection
The system cannot connect to the
network.
t Check the network connection
(page 31) and the network settings
(page 54).
You cannot connect your PC to the
Internet after [Wi-Fi Protected Setup
(WPS)] is performed.
t The wireless settings of the router may
change automatically if you use the
Wi-Fi Protected Setup function before
adjusting the settings of the router. In
this case, change the wireless settings
of your PC accordingly.
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You cannot connect your remote
device to the Wi-Fi via the SongPal
App after performing the Wi-Fi
security (WEP) setting.
t Make sure you have inserted the
correct password. Key in the Wi-Fi
password again.
The system cannot connect to the
network or the network connection is
unstable.
t Check if the wireless LAN router is on.
t Check the network connection
(page 31) and the network settings
(page 54).
t Depending on the usage environment,
including the wall material, radio wave
reception conditions, or obstacles
between the system and the wireless
LAN router, the possible
communication distance may be
shortened. Move the system and the
wireless LAN router closer to each
other.
t Devices that use a 2.4 GHz frequency
band, such as a microwave,
BLUETOOTH, or digital cordless
device, may interrupt communication.
Move the main unit away from such
devices, or turn off such devices.
t The wireless LAN connection may be
unstable depending on the usage
environment, especially while using
the BLUETOOTH function of the
system. In this case, adjust the usage
environment.
The wireless router you want is not
shown in the wireless network list.
t Press RETURN to return to the
previous screen, and try [Wireless
Network Settings] again. If the
wireless router you want is still not
detected, select [New connection
registration] from the network list,
then select [Manual Registration] to
input a network name (SSID)
manually.
BLUETOOTH device
t Move the BLUETOOTH device closer
to the main unit.
t Pairing may not be possible if other
BLUETOOTH devices are present
around the main unit. In this case, turn
off the other BLUETOOTH devices.
t Delete the system from your
BLUETOOTH device and perform
pairing again (page 36).
The sound skips or fluctuates, or the
connection is lost.
t The main unit and the BLUETOOTH
device are too far apart.
t If there are obstacles between the main
unit and your BLUETOOTH device,
remove or avoid the obstacles.
t If there is equipment that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN, other BLUETOOTH
device, or a microwave oven nearby,
move them away.
Connecting cannot be done.
t The pairing registration information
has been erased. Perform the pairing
operation again (page 36).
Playable Types of Files
There is no sound.
Video
t Make sure “BT” function is selected.
t Make sure this system is not too far
from the BLUETOOTH device, or this
system is not receiving interference
from a Wi-Fi network, other 2.4 GHz
wireless device, or microwave oven.
Codec
Container Extension
MPEG-1 Video PS
MKV
“.mpg”,
“.mpeg”
“.mkv”
MPEG-2 Video PS
“.mpg”,
“.mpeg”
TS
“.m2ts”,
“.mts”
MKV
“.mkv”
Xvid
AVI
“.avi”
MKV
“.mkv”
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Pairing cannot be done.
t Check that the BLUETOOTH
connection is made properly between
this system and the BLUETOOTH
device.
t Pair this system and the
BLUETOOTH device again.
t Keep the system away from metal
objects or surfaces.
t Adjust the volume of the
BLUETOOTH device first, if the
volume level is still too low, adjust the
volume level on the main unit.
Photo
Codec
Container Extension
MPEG4/AVC*1
MKV
“.mkv”
Format
Extension
MP4
“.mp4”,
“.m4v”
JPEG
“.jpeg”, “.jpg”,
“.jpe”
TS
“.m2ts”,
“.mts”
PNG
“.png”*4
GIF
“.gif”*4
Quick
Time
“.mov”
3gpp/
3gpp2
“.3gp”,
“.3g2”,
“.3gpp”,
“.3gp2”
VC1
WMV9
Motion JPEG
*2
FLV
“.flv”, “.f4v”
TS
“.m2ts”,
“.mts”
MKV
“.mkv”
MKV
“.mkv”
ASF
“.wmv”,
“.asf”
Quick
Time
“.mov”
AVI
“.avi”
Format
Container Extension
AVCHD*2
AVCHD Format Folder*3
Music
Codec
Extension
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio “.mp3”
Layer III)*5
AAC*5
“.m4a”, “.aac”
WMA9 Standard
“.wma”
LPCM*5
“.wav”
FLAC
“.flac”, “.fla”
Dolby Digital*5
“.ac3”
DSF
“.dsf”
DSDIFF*6
“.dff”
AIFF
“.aiff”, “.aif”
ALAC
“.m4a”
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*1
*3
*4
*5
*6
The system can support AVC up to Level 4.1.
The system can play AVCHD Ver.2.0 format
(AVCHD/Progressive).
The system plays AVCHD format files that are
recorded on a digital video camera, etc.
The system does not play animated PNG or
animated GIF files.
The player can play “.mka” files.
The player does not play DST encoded files.
Notes
• Some files may not play depending on the file
format, the file encoding, or the recording
condition.
• Some files edited on a PC may not play.
• Some files may not be able to perform fast
forward or fast reverse function.
• The system does not play coded files such as
DRM and Lossless.
• The system can recognize the following files or
folders in a USB device:
– up to folders in the 9th layer (including the
root folder)
– up to 500 files/folders in a single layer
• The system can support frame rate:
– up to 60 fps for AVCHD only.
– up to 30 fps for other video codecs.
• The system can support video bit rate up to
40 Mbps.
• The system can support video resolution up to
1920 × 1080p.
• Some USB devices may not work with this
system.
• The system can recognize Mass Storage Class
(MSC) devices (such as flash memory or an
HDD) and Still Image Capture Devices
(SICDs).
Warranty and aftersales service
The unit is designed for use only in Japan.
You cannot use the unit in other countries/
regions where the power supply voltage
and TV system are different.
Warranty
After-sales service
Checking out the conditions
and contacting us
Repairing during the warranty period will
be based on the description of the warranty.
Please read the warranty card for details.
Repairing after the warranty
period
Repair will be done upon request with a
service charge if the repair can maintain the
proper functionality of this unit.
The holding period of parts
Sony retains performance parts for repair
(parts needed to maintain the proper
functionality of the product) of a Home
Theatre System for 8 years after the
manufacture has been discontinued.
Please note that if repair is not possible due
to failure conditions or other reasons, the
product will be replaced instead of being
repaired.
For replacement of parts
There are cases where old parts are
collected at the time of replacement for
restoration or recycling.
Refer to the “Troubleshooting” in the Help
Guide and check whether it is a failure.
If the problem persist,
contact Sony Customer
Service
When contacting Sony Customer Service
(refer to the back cover), prepare the
following information.
• Model Name: HT-IV300
• Manufacture and Model Names of the
Connected TV and Other Equipment
• State of Malfunction: Please provide as
many details as possible
• Date of Purchase:
• Your Sony dealer:
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Additional Information
• This product has a warranty card
attached. Please receive it at your dealer
at the point of purchase.
• Please keep it in a safe place after filling
in all needed information and confirming
relevant details.
• The warranty period is one year from the
date of purchase.
• Recorded contents are not guaranteed.
• Sony Corporation will not repair, restore,
or duplicate any recorded content.
Repairing during the
warranty period
Supported Audio
Formats
Specifications
Amplifier Section
Audio formats supported by this system are
as follows.
Function
“HDMI 1/
HDMI 2”
“TV/COAX”
(DIGITAL
AUDIO IN)
LPCM 2ch
a
a
LPCM 5.1ch,
LPCM 7.1ch
a
–
Dolby Digital
a
a
Dolby TrueHD,
Dolby Digital
Plus
a
–
DTS
a
a
DTS-ES
Discrete 6.1,
DTS-ES Matrix
6.1
a*
a*
DTS96/24
a
a
DTS-HD High
Resolution
Audio
a
–
DTS-HD Master
Audio
a
–
MPEG-2 AAC
a
a
Format
Practical maximum output
(Asynchronous drive, JEITA*)
Front:
100 W + 100 W (1 kHz, 3 Ω)
Center:
200 W (1 kHz, 6 Ω)
Surround:
100 W + 100 W (1 kHz, 3 Ω)
Subwoofer:
200 W (80 Hz, 6 Ω)
*) Measured
value by the standard of JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
Inputs (Analog)
AUDIO IN
Sensitivity: 1.6 V/500 mV
Inputs (Digital)
COAXIAL
TV (Audio Return Channel/OPTICAL)
Supported formats: LPCM 2CH (up to
48 kHz), Dolby Digital, DTS
HDMI IN (HDMI 1)/HDMI IN (HDMI 2)
Supported formats: LPCM 5.1CH (up to
48 kHz), LPCM 2CH (up to 96 kHz),
Dolby Digital, DTS
HDMI Section
a: Supported format.
–: Unsupported format.
* Decoded as DTS 5.1ch.
Note
For LPCM 2ch format, the supported sampling
frequency of the digital signal is up to 48 kHz
when using the “TV” or “COAX” function.
Connector:
Type A (19pin)
USB Section
(USB) port:
Type A (For connecting USB memory,
memory card reader, digital still camera,
and digital video camera)
Wireless LAN Section
Standards Compliance:
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequency band:
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
BLUETOOTH Section
Communication system:
BLUETOOTH Specification version 3.0
Output:
BLUETOOTH Specification Power
Class 2
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Maximum communication range:
Line of sight approx. 10 m1)
Frequency band:
2.4 GHz
Modulation method:
FHSS (Freq Hopping Spread Spectrum)
Compatible BLUETOOTH profiles2):
A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile)
AVRCP 1.3 (Audio Video Remote
Control Profile)
Supported Codecs3):
SBC4), AAC
Supported content protection:
SCMS-T format
Transmission range (A2DP):
20 Hz – 20,000 Hz (Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz)
The actual range will vary depending on factors
such as obstacles between devices, magnetic
fields around a microwave oven, static
electricity, cordless phone, reception
sensitivity, antenna’s performance, operating
system, software application, etc.
2)
BLUETOOTH standard profiles indicate the
purpose of BLUETOOTH communication
between devices.
3)
Codec: Audio signal compression and
conversion format
4) Subband Codec
Dimensions (w/h/d) (approx.):
100 mm × 114 mm × 102 mm
(wall-mounted, horizontal)
114 mm × 100 mm × 102 mm
(whole speaker, vertical)
Mass (approx.):
0.44 kg (with speaker cord)
Subwoofer (SS-WSIV300)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (approx.):
245 mm × 350 mm × 325 mm
Mass (approx.):
6.2 kg (with speaker cord)
General
Power requirements:
100 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption:
On: 100 W
Standby: 0.3 W (For details on the
setting, see page 49.)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (approx.):
249 mm × 62.5 mm × 229.5 mm incl.
projecting parts
Mass (approx.):
1.6 kg
This unit is “JIS C 61000-3-2 relevant
products”.
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice due to continual
improvements.
FM Tuner Section
System:
PLL quartz-locked digital synthesizer
Tuning range:
76.0 MHz – 90.0 MHz (100 kHz step)
Antenna (aerial):
FM wire antenna (aerial)
Information
about
environmental
consideration
• Auto off function
Speakers
Front/Surround (SS-TSIV300)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (approx.):
100 mm × 114 mm × 102 mm
(wall-mounted, horizontal)
114 mm × 100 mm × 102 mm
(whole speaker, vertical)
Mass (approx.):
0.41 kg (without speaker cord)
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Additional Information
1)
Center (SS-CTIV300)
Index
A
H
A/V SYNC 42
AAC 43
Attenuation settings - AUDIO 52
Audio DRC 52
Audio Output 52
Audio Return Channel 53
Audio Settings 52
Auto Display 53
Auto Genre Selector 47
Auto Renderer Access Permission 54
Auto Standby 53
HDMI
YCbCr/RGB (HDMI) 51
HDMI Deep Colour Output 51
I
Initialise Personal Information 55
Input Skip Setting 54
N
Network Settings 54
NFC 38
B
BLUETOOTH 36
Bluetooth 15
Bluetooth AUDIO - AAC 54
Bluetooth Power Setting 54
C
P
Pause Mode 52
Play information 35
Q
Quick Start Mode 53
Control for HDMI 53
D
Digital Music Arena 34, 41
Dimmer 49
E
Easy Setup 32
External Input Settings 54
F
FM Mode 44
Football mode 34
Front panel 20
Front panel display 21
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R
Rear panel 21
Remote control 22
Remote Start 54
Renderer Access Control 54
Reset to Factory Default Settings 55
Resetting 55
S
Additional Information
SBM 52
Screen Format 51
Screen mirroring 38, 40
Screen Saver 53
Screen Settings 51
SLEEP 49
Slideshow 42
Software License Information 53
Software Update 50
SongPal 40
Sound Effect 52
Speaker Settings 47, 53
Distance 48
Level 48
System Information 53
T
Test Tone 48
TV Type 51
U
Update 50
USB 35
USB 24p Output 51
W
WEP 31
Wireless network Settings 54
WPA2-PSK (AES) 31
WPA2-PSK (TKIP) 31, 32
WPA-PSK (AES) 31
WPA-PSK (TKIP) 31, 32
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