Sony | HT-MT500 | Sony HT-MT500 2.1ch Compact Soundbar with Wi-Fi /Bluetooth® technology Operating Instructions

Sound Bar
Operating Instructions
HT-MT500/MT501
For the Bar Speaker
WARNING
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation opening of the appliance with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not expose the appliance to naked
flame sources (for example, lighted
candles).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this appliance to
dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
on the appliance.
The unit is not disconnected from the
mains as long as it is connected to the
AC outlet, even if the unit itself has been
turned off.
As the main plug is used to disconnect
the unit from the mains, connect the
unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the
unit, disconnect the main plug from the
AC outlet immediately.
As the main plug of AC power adapter is
used to disconnect the AC power
adapter from the mains, connect it to an
easily accessible AC outlet. Should you
notice an abnormality in it, disconnect it
from the AC outlet immediately.
Do not expose batteries or appliances
with battery-installed to excessive heat,
such as sunshine and fire.
Indoor use only.
Recommended cables
Properly shielded and grounded cables
and connectors must be used for
connection to host computers and/or
peripherals.
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The nameplate is located on the bottom
of the Bar Speaker.
For the AC adapter
Labels for AC adapter Model No. and
Serial No. are located at the bottom of
AC adapter.
For the customers in Europe
Notice for customers: the
following information is only
applicable to equipment sold in
countries applying EU directives.
This product has been manufactured by
or on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1
Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075
Japan. Inquiries related to product
compliance based on European Union
legislation shall be addressed to the
authorized representative, Sony
Belgium, bijkantoor van Sony Europe
Limited, Da Vincilaan 7-D1, 1935
Zaventem, Belgium. For any service or
guarantee matters, please refer to the
addresses provided in the separate
service or guarantee documents.
Hereby, Sony Corporation declares that
this equipment is in compliance with
Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of
conformity is available at the following
internet address:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
For this radio equipment, the following
restrictions on putting into service or of
requirements for authorisation of use
apply in BE, BG, CZ, DK, DE, EE, IE, EL, ES,
FR, HR, IT, CY, LV, LT, LU, HU, MT, NL, AT,
PL, PT, RO, SI, SK, FI, SE, UK, IS, LI, NO,
CH, AL, BA, MK, MD, RS, ME, XK, TR:
5150 - 5350 MHz band is restricted to
indoor operations only.
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits set out
in the EMC regulation using a
connection cable shorter than 3 meters.
This radio equipment is intended to be
used with the approved version(s) of
software that are indicated in the EU
Declaration of Conformity. The software
loaded on this radio equipment is
verified to comply with the essential
requirements of the Directive 2014/53/
EU.
Software version: M__.R.____
The software version can be found via:
Refer to [System information] under
[Setup] - [System Settings].
Disposal of Old
Electrical &
Electronic
Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union
and other
European
countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling
of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Disposal of waste
batteries (applicable
in the European Union
and other European
countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the
packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product shall not be
treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might
be used in combination with a chemical
symbol. The chemical symbols for
mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if
the battery contains more than 0.0005%
mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are
disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling
of the battery. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural
resources.
In case of products that for safety,
performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service
staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be
treated properly, hand over the product
at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the
section on how to remove the battery
from the product safely. Hand the
battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste
batteries.
For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery,
please contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the
product.
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Table of Contents
What’s in the Box .......................... 6
What You Can Do with the
System .................................... 8
Guide to Parts and Controls ........10
About the Home Menu ................ 15
Setup
Startup Guide
Basic Setup
 (separate
document)
Connecting a TV or Portable Audio
Device via the ANALOG IN
Jack ......................................... 17
Connecting to a Wired
Network ................................. 18
Connecting to a Wireless
Network ................................. 19
Detaching the Grille Frame .......... 21
Listening to the Sound
Listening to the TV .......................22
Listening to the Connected AV
Device ....................................22
Listening to Music on a USB
Device ....................................23
Selecting the Sound Effect
Setting the Sound Effect that is
Tailored to Sound Sources
(SOUND FIELD) ...................... 24
Enjoying Clear Sound with Low
Volume at Midnight
(NIGHT) ...................................25
Making Dialogues Clearer
(VOICE) ...................................25
Adjusting the Volume of the
Subwoofer ............................ 26
Adjusting the Delay Between the
Picture and Sound ................ 26
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Listening to Music/Sound
with the BLUETOOTH®
Function
Listening to Music from a Mobile
Device ....................................27
Listening to Sound of the
Connected TV or Device from
Headphones ......................... 30
Listening to Music/Sound
Using the Network Function
Listening to Music on your PC via a
Home Network .......................32
Listening to Music on the Mobile
Device with SongPal ..............33
Using Chromecast built-in .......... 34
Using Spotify ............................... 35
Using the MUSIC SERVICE
Button ................................... 36
Connecting the SongPal LinkCompatible Device
(Wireless Multi Room/Wireless
Surround) ...............................37
Using the Various Functions/
Settings
Customizing the Speaker Settings
for Surround Sound .............. 40
Performing the Wireless Connection
of the Subwoofer
(SECURE LINK) ........................ 41
Playing Compressed Audio Files or
CDs by Upscaling to Near HiResolution Sound Quality
(DSEE HX) .............................. 43
Enjoying Multiplex Broadcast Sound
(AUDIO) ................................. 43
Deactivating Buttons on the Main
Unit ........................................ 44
Changing the Brightness of the
Front Panel Display and
BLUETOOTH Indicator
(DIMMER) ...............................44
Saving Power in Standby
Mode .....................................45
Sending the Remote Signal to the
TV via the Main Unit ..............45
Using the Control for HDMI
Function .................................46
Using the “BRAVIA” Sync
Function ................................. 47
Using the Setup Display ..............49
Options Menu List ....................... 55
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ..........................56
Resetting the System .................. 63
Additional Information
Specifications ..............................64
Power Consumption by the Setting
Value for Each Standby
Mode .....................................66
Radio Frequency Bands and
Maximum Output Power ......66
Playable Types of Audio Files ..... 67
Supported Input Audio
Formats ..................................68
On BLUETOOTH
Communication .....................69
END USER LICENSE
AGREEMENT .......................... 70
Precautions .................................. 74
Index ............................................ 78
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• AC adapter (1)
What’s in the Box
• Bar Speaker (1)
• AC power cord (mains lead) (1)
• Subwoofer (1)
• AC power cord (mains lead) for the
subwoofer (1)
• Speaker pad for the subwoofer (4)
• Remote control (1)
• Startup Guide
• R03 (size AAA) battery (2)
• Optical digital cable (1)
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• Operating Instructions
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What You Can Do with the System
“Listening to the TV” (page 22)
“Listening to the Connected AV Device” (page 22)
Blu-ray Disc™ player, cable
box, or satellite box, etc.
Connecting the TV
(refer to “Startup Guide” (separate
document) or see “Connecting a TV or
Portable Audio Device via the ANALOG
IN Jack” (page 17).)
“Using the Control for HDMI Function”
(page 46)
“Using the “BRAVIA” Sync Function”
(page 47)
“Using Spotify” (page 35)*
“Using the MUSIC SERVICE Button”
(page 36)
* This service may not be available in some
countries/regions.
* To play on the system, you need the Spotify
Premium account.
“Performing the Wireless
Connection of the Subwoofer
(SECURE LINK)” (page 41)
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“Listening to Music
on a USB Device”
(page 23)
“Connecting to a Wired
Network” (page 18)
Modem
Router
Internet
“Connecting to a Wireless
Network” (page 19)
Wireless LAN router
“Listening to Music on your PC via a
Home Network” (page 32)
“Listening to Music from a Mobile
Device” (page 27)
“Listening to Music on the Mobile
Device with SongPal” (page 33)
Tip
SongPal has been updated and released as
Sony | Music Center. Sony | Music Center is
compatible with the system.
“Listening to Sound of the Connected
TV or Device from Headphones”
(page 30)
“Adding Rear Speakers
(Wireless Surround)” (page 37)
“Listening to the Same Music
in Different Rooms (Wireless
Multi Room)” (page 37)
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Guide to Parts and Controls
Details are omitted from the illustrations.
Bar Speaker (Main Unit)
Front
 N-Mark (page 28)
When using the NFC function, touch
your NFC-compatible device to the
mark.

(input select) button
(page 15, 22)
 BLUETOOTH PAIRING button
(page 27)

(MUSIC SERVICE) button
(page 36)
 +/– (volume) buttons
  (power) button
Turns on the system or sets it to
standby mode.

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(USB) port (page 23)
 BLUETOOTH indicator
– Flashes quickly in blue: During
pairing standby status
– Flashes in blue: BLUETOOTH
connection is being attempted
– Lights in blue: BLUETOOTH
connection has been established
 Front panel display
 Remote control sensor
Point the remote control at the
remote control sensor to operate
the system.
Rear
 DC IN jack
 LAN(100) port
 HDMI OUT (TV (ARC)) jack
 ANALOG IN jack
 TV IN (OPT) jack
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Subwoofer
 Ventilation holes
For safety, do not block the
ventilation holes.
  (power) button
Turns on the subwoofer or sets it
to standby mode.
 Power indicator
– Lights in red: The subwoofer is in
standby mode
– Lights in green: The subwoofer is
connected to the system
– Lights in orange: The subwoofer is
connected to the system with the
Secure Link function
– Flashes in green: The subwoofer is
attempting to connect to the
system
– Flashes in orange: The subwoofer
is attempting to connect to the
system with the Secure Link
function
 SECURE LINK button (page 41)
 AC IN terminal
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Remote Control
 CLEAR AUDIO+ (page 24)
SOUND FIELD (page 24)
VOICE (page 25)
NIGHT (page 25)
 DIMMER (page 44)
 Color buttons
Shortcut keys for selecting items
on some menus.

MUSIC SERVICE (page 36)
BLUETOOTH PAIRING (page 27)
 OPTIONS (page 26, 55)
Displays the options menu on the
TV screen.
The options menu is not
displayed for the TV input.
BACK (page 15)
/// (page 15)
(enter) (page 15)
HOME (page 15)
  (muting)
Turns off the sound temporarily.
 (volume) +*/–
Adjusts the volume.
 INPUT +/– (page 15, 22)
 (power)
Turns on the system or sets it to
standby mode.
 DISPLAY
Displays playback information
from the TV input on the front
panel display.
SW  (subwoofer volume) +/–
Adjusts the volume of the
subwoofer.
 Playback operation buttons
/ (rewind/fast forward)
Searches backward or forward.
/ (previous/next)
Selects the previous/next
chapter, track, or file.
 (play)*
Starts or re-starts playback
(resume play).
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 (pause)
Pauses or re-starts playback.
 (stop)
Stops playback.
 BLUETOOTH RX/TX (BLUETOOTH
receiver/transmitter) (page 31)
 AUDIO* (page 43)
* The AUDIO, , and  + buttons have a
tactile dot. Use it as a guide during
operation.
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About the Home Menu
You can display the home menu on the TV screen by connecting the system and TV
with the HDMI cable (not supplied). From the home menu, you can set the various
settings by selecting
[Setup] or select the input or service that you want to watch
from the input list. The home menu is displayed in the language that is selected in
[Easy Setup]. (The following screen is an example when selecting English.)
[Wireless Surround]
[Setup]
Input list
Using the Home Menu
///,
(enter)
HOME
BACK
1
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV screen.
2
Press /// to select
Surround], then press
.
[Setup], an item on the input list, or
[Wireless
The selected input, setup display, or setting display for the wireless
surround function appears on the TV screen.
To return to the previous screen, press BACK.
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Input list
Input name
Explanation
[TV]
Outputs the TV sound. (page 22)
[Bluetooth Audio]
Outputs the sound of device that is connected with the
BLUETOOTH function. (page 27)
[Analog]
Outputs the sound of device that is connected to the ANALOG IN jack.
(page 22)
[USB]
Outputs music files stored on a connected USB device. (page 23)
[Home Network]
Outputs music files on the device that is connected via the
network. (page 32)
[Music Service List]
Displays the operation method for music services. (page 36)
[Setup]
See “Using the Setup Display” (page 49).
[Wireless Surround]
Displays the setting display for the wireless surround function that allows
you to use the wireless speakers (not supplied) as the surround speakers of
the system. Perform the setting by following the on-screen instructions.
For details about the supported wireless speakers, refer to the following URL.
http://sony.net/nasite
Tip
You can also select the input by pressing INPUT +/– repeatedly.
About the Steps Description
In these Operating Instructions, the operations are described as steps that are
operated on the home menu displayed on the TV screen by using the remote control
while the system and TV are connected with the HDMI cable (not supplied).
The operating steps that select items on the TV screen by using /// and
simplified in the following way.
Example: Select
[Setup] from the home menu.
The operation that selects an item by pressing /// and
“select.”
are
is expressed as
Example: Select [Network Settings] - [Internet Settings] - [Wired Setup] on the
home menu.
When repeating the operation that selects an item by pressing /// and , the
selected items are linked with “-.”
Tips
• You can use the buttons on the main unit if they have the same or similar names as those
on the remote control.
• Characters in brackets [ ] appear on the TV screen. Characters in quotes “ ” appear in the
front panel display.
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Basic Setup
Refer to Startup Guide (separate
document).
Connecting a TV or
Portable Audio Device
via the ANALOG IN Jack
To connect following devices to the
system, connect them via the ANALOG
IN jack on the system.
– TV that does not have an HDMI jack
and optical digital output jack
– Portable audio device such as a
smartphone, WALKMAN®
Analog audio cable
(not supplied)
Analog
audio out
TV
Smartphone,
WALKMAN®, other
audio devices etc.
Note
If the TV’s headphone jack also serves as
an audio output jack, check the audio
output settings of the TV. For details, refer
to the operating instructions of the TV.
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Setup
Setup
Connecting to a Wired
Network
Prepare the network by connecting the
system and PC to your home network
with a LAN cable.
Connecting to a PC or Router
with a LAN Cable
The following illustration is the example
for connection of the system and PC to
your home network.
Connecting by Obtaining
the Network Information
Automatically
1
2
3
4
5
Modem
Select [Network Settings] [Internet Settings] - [Wired Setup].
Select [Auto].
Select [Save & Connect].
The system starts connecting to the
network. For details, refer to the
messages that appear on the TV
screen.
Connecting by Using a
Fixed IP Address
Router
1
2
Server
Note
The server needs to be connected to the
same network as that of the system.
Tip
We recommend that you use a shielded
straight interface cable (not supplied).
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Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
The system starts network settings
and the network setting status
appears.
Press / to browse information,
and then press .
Internet
LAN cable
(not supplied)
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
3
4
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Network Settings] [Internet Settings] - [Wired Setup].
Select [Manual].
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Select [Save & Connect].
The system starts connecting to the
network. For details, refer to the
messages that appear on the TV
screen.
Connecting to a Wireless
Network
Prepare the network by connecting the
system and PC to your wireless LAN
router.
Note
The server needs to be connected to the
same network as that of the system.
Connecting with the WPS
Button
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.
1
2
3
4
5
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Network Settings] [Internet Settings] - [Wireless
Setup] - [Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
(WPS)].
Select [Start].
Press the WPS button on the
access point.
The system starts connecting to the
network.
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Setup
6
Perform the setting by following
the on-screen instructions.
The system starts network settings
and the network setting status
appears.
Press / to browse information,
and then press .
Connecting by Selecting the
Network Name (SSID)
Connecting by Using a Fixed
IP Address
If your wireless LAN router (access point)
is not compatible with Wi-Fi Protected
Setup (WPS), check the following
information in advance.
– The network name (SSID)*
Select [New connection registration] [Manual registration] in step 4 of
“Connecting by Selecting the Network
Name (SSID)”and follow the on-screen
instructions.
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– The security key (password)**
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* SSID (Service Set Identifier) is a name that
identifies a particular access point.
**This information should be available
from a label on your wireless LAN router/
access point, from the operating
instructions, from the person who set up
your wireless network, or from the
information provided by your Internet
service provider.
1
2
3
4
5
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Network Settings] [Internet Settings] - [Wireless
Setup].
The list of the network name
appears on the TV screen.
Select the desired network name
(SSID).
Enter the security key (or
password) using the software
keyboard, and then select [Enter].
The system starts connecting to the
network.
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Connecting by Using a PIN
Code
Select [New connection registration] in
step 4 of “Connecting by Selecting the
Network Name (SSID)” and select [(WPS)
PIN Method].
Connecting by SongPal
SongPal can connect the system to the
same wireless network as that of the
mobile device. For details, follow the
instruction of the app or refer to the
following URL.
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
Setup
Detaching the Grille
Frame
You can detach the grille frame.
We recommend that you use the main
unit without attaching the grille frame if
you will be listening to High-Resolution
Audio.
To attach the grille frame, fit it to the
main unit by directing the arrow mark
on the rear of the grille frame upward.
The grille frame is fixed by a magnet.
Arrow mark
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Listening to the Sound
Listening to the TV
1
2
3
4
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Listening to the
Connected AV Device
1
2
Select [TV] on the home menu.
Select the program using the TV’s
remote control.
The selected TV program appears
on the TV screen and the TV sound
is output from the system.
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the subwoofer volume by
pressing SW  +/– on the remote
control (page 26).
Note
Set the speakers setting of the TV (BRAVIA)
to Audio System. Refer to the operating
instructions of your TV regarding how to
set the TV.
Tip
You can select [TV] by pressing INPUT +/–
on the remote control.
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Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Analog].
The [Analog] screen is displayed on
the TV screen.
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the subwoofer volume by
pressing SW  +/– on the remote
control (page 26).
Tip
You can select the input by pressing INPUT
+/– on the remote control.
Listening to Music on a
USB Device
1
2
3
4
5
Tip
You can perform various operations from
the options menu (page 55).
Connect the USB device to the
(USB) port.
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select [USB (Connected)] from
the home menu.
Select the folder on which songs
are stored - song.
The selected song is played and
sound is output from the system.
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the subwoofer volume by
pressing SW  +/– on the remote
control (page 26).
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Listening to the Sound
You can play music files stored on a
connected USB device.
For playable types of files, see “Playable
Types of Audio Files” (page 67).
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.
Selecting the Sound Effect
Setting the Sound Effect
that is Tailored to Sound
Sources (SOUND FIELD)
You can easily enjoy pre-programmed
sound effects that are tailored to
different kinds of sound sources.
SOUND FIELD
CLEAR AUDIO+
Sound field
Explanation
[Sports]
Commentary is clear,
cheers are heard as
surround sound, and
sounds are realistic.
[Game
Studio]
Sound effects are
optimized for game
play.
[Standard]
Sound effects are
optimized for the
individual source.
Notes
• When using the wireless multi room
function or Chromecast built-in, or setting
[Bluetooth Mode] to [Transmitter]
(page 51), the sound field function is not
available.
• When using the wireless surround
function, [Movie] or [Music] can be
selected.
• The sound field menu does not appear on
the TV screen for TV input.
Tips
1
2
Press SOUND FIELD.
The sound field menu appears on
the TV screen.
Press the button repeatedly to
select the desired sound field.
Sound field
Explanation
[ClearAudio+]
The appropriate
sound setting is
automatically
selected for the
sound source.
[Movie]
Sound effects are
optimized for
movies. This mode
replicates the
density and rich
expanse of sound.
[Music]
Sound effects are
optimized for music.
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• You can select [ClearAudio+] by pressing
CLEAR AUDIO+ on the remote control.
• You can select the sound field from the
options menu (page 55).
Enjoying Clear Sound
with Low Volume at
Midnight (NIGHT)
Making Dialogues
Clearer (VOICE)
VOICE
NIGHT
1
1
2
2
Press NIGHT.
The night mode appears on the TV
screen.
Press the button repeatedly to
select the night mode.
Mode
Explanation
[On]
Activates the night
mode function.
[Off]
Deactivates the night
mode function.
Note
When you turn the system off, this setting
is set to [Off] automatically.
Press VOICE.
The voice mode appears on the TV
screen.
Press the button repeatedly to
select the voice mode.
Mode
Explanation
[Up Off]
Standard
[Up 1]
Dialogue is easily
heard by enhancing
dialogue range.
[Up 2]
Dialogue range is
enhanced, and
dialogue sound may
be easy to hear for the
elderly.
Tip
You can select [Voice] from the options
menu (page 55).
Tip
You can select [Night] from the options
menu (page 55).
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Selecting the Sound Effect
Sound is output at low volume with
minimum loss of fidelity and clarity of
dialogue.
Adjusting the Volume of
the Subwoofer
The subwoofer is designed for playback
of bass or low frequency sound.
Adjusting the Delay
Between the Picture and
Sound
When the sound does not match the
pictures on the TV screen, you can
adjust the delay between the picture
and sound.
SW  +/–
///,
OPTIONS
Press SW (subwoofer volume)  +/–
to adjust the volume of the
subwoofer.
Note
When the input source does not contain
much bass sound, such as in TV programs,
the bass sound from the subwoofer may
be difficult to hear.
When Watching the TV
1
2
Press  or
The adjusting time appears in the
front panel display.
3
Adjust the delay using /, then
press
.
You can adjust from 0 msec to
300 msec in 25 msec increments.
4
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Press OPTIONS.
“SYNC” appears in the front panel
display.
Press OPTIONS.
The options menu in the front panel
display turns off.
Listening to Music/Sound with the
BLUETOOTH® Function
Listening to Music by Pairing
with a Mobile Device
1
Listening to Music from
a Mobile Device
Press BLUETOOTH PAIRING.
The system enters the pairing
mode, “BT” appears in the front
panel display, and the BLUETOOTH
indicator flashes quickly.
2
INPUT +/–
BLUETOOTH
PAIRING
3
SW  +/–
HOME
 +/–
4
Playback
operation buttons
BLUETOOTH
RX/TX
5
Turn on the BLUETOOTH function,
and then select “HT-MT500/501”
after searching for it on the mobile
device.
If a Passkey is requested, enter
“0000.”
Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator on the main unit lights in
blue.
A connection between the system
and mobile device has been
established.
Start audio playback with the
music app on the connected
mobile device.
Sound is output from the main unit.
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the subwoofer volume by
pressing SW  +/– on the remote
control (page 26).
• You can play or pause the content
by using the playback operation
buttons on the remote control.
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Listening to Music/Sound with the BLUETOOTH® Function
You can listen to music stored on a
mobile device such as a smartphone or
tablet via a wireless connection by
connecting the system and the mobile
device with the BLUETOOTH function.
When connecting to the mobile device
with the BLUETOOTH function, you can
operate by simply using the supplied
remote control without turning the TV
on.
To check the connection status of
the BLUETOOTH function
Status
BLUETOOTH indicator
During pairing
standby status
Flashes quickly in blue
Connection is
being
attempted
Flashes in blue
Connection has
been
established
Lights in blue
Not connected
Off
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5
Tips
• Once the BLUETOOTH connection is
established, an indication recommending
which application to install will be
displayed according to what device you
have connected.
Following the instructions displayed, an
application called SongPal, which will
enable you to operate this system, can be
installed.
See “Listening to Music on the Mobile
Device with SongPal” (page 33) for details
on SongPal.
• Perform pairing for the second and
subsequent mobile devices.
Listening to Music from the
Paired Mobile Device
1
2
3
Turn the BLUETOOTH function of
the mobile device to on.
Press INPUT +/– repeatedly to
display “BT” in the front panel
display.
The system automatically
reconnects to the mobile device it
was most recently connected to.
Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator lights in blue.
A connection between the system
and mobile device has been
established.
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Start audio playback with the
music app on the connected
mobile device.
Sound is output from the main unit.
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the subwoofer volume by
pressing SW  +/– on the remote
control (page 26).
• You can play or pause the content
by using the playback operation
buttons on the remote control.
To disconnect the mobile device
Perform any of the following items.
• Disable the BLUETOOTH function on
the mobile device.
• Press BLUETOOTH PAIRING on the
remote control.
• Turn off the system or mobile device.
Note
If “BT” does not appear in the front panel
display by pressing INPUT +/– in step 2 of
“Listening to Music from the Paired Mobile
Device,” press BLUETOOTH RX/TX on the
remote control once.
Tip
When the connection is not established,
select “HT-MT500/501” on the mobile
device.
Connecting to a Mobile
Device by One-Touch
Function (NFC)
By holding an NFC-compatible mobile
device such as a smartphone or tablet
near the N mark on the main unit, the
system is turned on automatically, then
pairing and BLUETOOTH connection are
performed automatically.
Compatible devices
Smartphones, tablets, and music players
with the NFC function built-in
(OS: Android™ 2.3.3 or later, excluding
Android 3.x)
1
2
Turn on the NFC function of the
mobile device.
BLUETOOTH indicator
3
4
Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator lights in blue.
A connection between the system
and mobile device has been
established.
Start audio playback with the
music app on the connected
mobile device.
Sound is output from the system.
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the subwoofer volume by
pressing SW  +/– on the remote
control (page 26).
• You can play or pause the content
by using the playback operation
buttons on the remote control.
To stop playback by One-touch
function
Touch the N mark on the main unit with
the mobile device again.
Notes
• Depending on your device, you may need
to perform the following items on your
mobile device in advance.
– Turn on the NFC function.
– Install the “NFC Easy Connect”
application from Google Play and start
the application. (The application may
not be available in some countries/
regions.) For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your device.
• This feature does not work with
BLUETOOTH-compatible headphones. To
listen to sound using a BLUETOOTHcompatible headphones, see “Listening
to Sound of the Connected TV or Device
from Headphones” (page 30).
• [Bluetooth Mode] is changed to [Receiver]
automatically when making BLUETOOTH
connection with the One-touch function.
Even if the One-touch function is
canceled, the [Bluetooth Mode] setting
remains as [Receiver]. For details about
[Bluetooth Mode], see [Bluetooth
Settings] (page 51).
• If your mobile device is a type that goes
into standby mode in response to
magnetic force, it may not be able to be
connected by NFC. When the One-touch
function does not work, connect it by
using the BLUETOOTH function (page 27).
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Listening to Music/Sound with the BLUETOOTH® Function
Touch the N mark on the main unit
with the mobile device.
Keep touching until the mobile
device vibrates and message
appears on the mobile device.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete pairing of the main unit
and mobile device.
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Listening to Sound of the
Connected TV or Device
from Headphones
6
You can listen to sound of the
connected TV or device from
BLUETOOTH-compatible headphones
by connecting it with the BLUETOOTH
function.
7
Listening to Sound by Pairing
with Headphones
1
2
3
4
5
Set the BLUETOOTH-compatible
headphones to the pairing mode.
Refer to the operating instructions
of the headphones for pairing
method.
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Bluetooth Settings] [Bluetooth Mode] - [Transmitter].
The system enters BLUETOOTH
transmission mode.
Select the name of the
headphones from the [Device List]
in [Bluetooth Settings].
When the BLUETOOTH connection
is established, [Bluetooth device is
connected.] appears. (The
connected device name also
appears.)
If you cannot find name of your
headphones in [Device List], select
[Scan].
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Return to the home menu and
select the desired input.
The image of the selected input
appears on the TV screen, “BT TX”
appears in the front panel display,
then the sound is output from the
headphones.
No sound is output from the
system.
For selecting input, see “Using the
Home Menu” (page 15).
Adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume level of the
headphones first. The volume level
of the headphones can be
controlled with +/– on the main unit
and  +/– on the remote control.
To remove a registered device
from the device list
1
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Listening to
Sound by Pairing with Headphones.”
2
Select the name of the headphones,
and then press OPTIONS.
3
4
Select [Remove].
Follow the on-screen instructions to
delete the desired headphones from
the device list.
Listening to Sound with
Paired Headphones
1
2
4
5
Select the desired input.
For selecting input, see “Using the
Home Menu” (page 15).
Set the BLUETOOTH function of
the headphones to on.
Press BLUETOOTH RX/TX on the
remote control.
[Bluetooth Mode] is set to
[Transmitter] and “BT TX” appears in
the front panel display.
The system automatically
reconnects to the headphones it
was most recently connected to,
then the sound is output from the
headphones.
No sound is output from the
system.
Adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume level of the
headphones. You can also adjust
volume level of the headphones
with  +/– on the remote control.
To disconnect the headphones
Perform any of the following items.
– Disable the BLUETOOTH function on
the headphones.
– Press BLUETOOTH RX/TX.
– Turn off the system or the
headphones.
– Select the device name of the
connected headphones from
[Setup] - [Bluetooth Settings] [Device List]. [Connected] of the
device name disappears.
• You may not be able to adjust the
volume level depending on the
BLUETOOTH-compatible headphones.
• [Bluetooth Audio] is disabled when
[Bluetooth Mode] is set to [Off] or
[Transmitter].
• When input of [Bluetooth Audio] is
selected, you cannot set [Bluetooth
Mode] to [Transmitter]. You cannot
switch it with BLUETOOTH RX/TX on
the remote control neither.
• You can register up to 9 BLUETOOTH
devices. If a 10th BLUETOOTH device is
registered, the oldest connected
BLUETOOTH device will be overwritten
by the new one.
• The system can display up to 15
detected BLUETOOTH device in the
[Device List].
• You cannot change the sound effect
or settings in the options menu while
transmitting sound to the
BLUETOOTH-compatible headphones.
• Some content may not be output due
to content protection.
• Playback of audio/music on the
BLUETOOTH device is delayed
compared to that on the main unit due
to the characteristics of BLUETOOTH
wireless technology.
• You can enable or disable the
reception of AAC or LDAC audio from
the BLUETOOTH device (page 51).
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Listening to Music/Sound with the BLUETOOTH® Function
3
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
About the Connection of the
Headphones
Listening to Music on a PC
Listening to Music/Sound Using
the Network Function
PC
Listening to Music on
your PC via a Home
Network
You can play music files stored on your
PC via your home network.
Music files can be played by operating
on the menu that is displayed on the TV
screen or SongPal on a mobile device
such as a smartphone or tablet.
Preparing the Home
Network
1
2
3
Connect the system to a network.
See “Connecting to a Wired
Network” (page 18) and
“Connecting to a Wireless Network”
(page 19).
Connect the PC to a network.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the PC.
Set the PC.
To use the PC on your home
network, you need to set the PC as
the server. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of the PC.
Tip
See
[Setup] - [Network Settings] [Network Connection Status] when
checking the network connection status.
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Wireless LAN router
1
2
3
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Home Network] from the
home menu.
The device name on your home
network appears on the TV screen.
Select the desired device folder on which songs are
stored - song.
The selected song is played and
sound is output from the system.
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Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the subwoofer volume by
pressing SW  +/– on the remote
control (page 26).
Tip
You can perform various operations from
the options menu (page 55).
Listening to Music on a PC by
Using SongPal
PC
Listening to Music on the
Mobile Device with
SongPal
What You can Do with
SongPal
Wireless LAN router
For details about SongPal, refer to the
following URL.
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
You can play music files stored on the
PC by operating SongPal that is installed
to a mobile device such as a
smartphone or tablet. For details of
SongPal, see “What You can Do with
SongPal” (page 33) or the following URL.
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
Installing SongPal onto your mobile
device provides the following.
Sound settings of the system
You can easily customize your sound, or
use the [ClearAudio+] setting
recommended by Sony.
Music service
You can configure the initial settings to
use music services*.
* Depending on the country and region,
music services and their period of
availability may differ.
An update of the device may be required.
When using Chromecast built-in on
music service, see “Using Chromecast
built-in” (page 34).
Enjoying music on your home
network
You can play music stored in your PC or
home network server over your
network.
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Listening to Music/Sound Using the Network Function
Smartphone or
tablet
SongPal is an application for controlling
compatible Sony audio devices using
the mobile device such as a smartphone
or tablet.
Enjoying music on the USB device
You can play music on a device
connected to the (USB) port on the
main unit.
Using Chromecast builtin
Note
Chromecast built-in allows you to select
music content from the Chromecastenabled app and play back on the
system or group that the system is
included.
What you can control with SongPal varies
depending on the connected device. The
specification and design of the application
may change without notice.
Using SongPal
1
2
3
4
Install the free SongPal app to the
mobile device.
Search for SongPal at Google Play or
the App Store and install it onto
your mobile device.
Connect the system and mobile
device with the BLUETOOTH
function (page 27) or network
function (page 18).
1
2
3
Start SongPal.
Operate by following the SongPal
screen.
Notes
• Before using SongPal, be sure to set the
[Bluetooth Mode] to [Receiver] (page 51).
• Use SongPal of the latest version.
4
Tips
• You can connect the system and mobile
device with the NFC function (page 28).
• When connecting with the network
function, connect the mobile device to
the same network as that of the system.
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5
6
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Music Service List] on the
home menu.
The music service list appears on
the TV screen.
Select [Chromecast built-in].
Perform the settings to use
Chromecast built-in on the system
by following the on-screen
message.
After performing the settings,
[Quick Start/Network Standby] is set
to [On] automatically and you can
play music quickly even when the
system is in standby mode
(page 52).
Connect the mobile device by WiFi to the same network as that of
the system.
Install the Chromecast-enabled
app to the mobile device.
Start the Chromecast-enabled
app, tap the cast button, and
select the system or group that
the system is included.
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Select and play music on the
Chromecast-enabled app.
The music is played on the system.
Note
Depending on the country and region,
Chromecast built-in and the Chromecastenabled app may not be provided.
Using Spotify
You can select the music on the Spotify
app and play it on the system. To play
on the system, you need the Spotify
Premium account.
Enabling the “Spotify
Connect” Function
2
3
4
5
Connect the mobile device by WiFi to the same network as that of
the system.
Install the Spotify app to the
mobile device.
Start the Spotify app and log in to
the Spotify Premium account.
Select and start playing the music
on the Spotify app.
Select the Connect icon on the
Spotify app and select the system
as the audio output device.
The music is played on the system.
To play music quickly even when
the system is in standby mode
Set [Quick Start/Network Standby] to
[On] (page 52).
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Listening to Music/Sound Using the Network Function
1
Resuming the Music that has
Played on the Mobile Device
1
Press MUSIC SERVICE.
When you have played the music of
Spotify on the system, the music
that was played with Spotify is
resumed. For details, see “Using the
MUSIC SERVICE Button” (page 36).
Using the MUSIC SERVICE
Button
To enjoy music services, the system
must be connected to the Internet.
MUSIC SERVICE
Note
The Spotify app may not be available in
some countries/regions.
Press MUSIC SERVICE.
The music service list appears on the TV
screen.
When you have played the music of
Spotify on the system, the music that
was played with Spotify is resumed. See
“Using Spotify” (page 35).
Notes
• Music services may not be available in
some countries/regions.
• If the resume playback is not available,
the last playlist played on the system
plays.
• To play on the system, you need the
Spotify Premium account.
Tips
• You can update the music service list by
pressing OPTIONS and selecting [Update
Services] on the music service list.
• You can display the music service list by
selecting [Music Service List] on the home
menu or pressing MUSIC SERVICE on the
main unit.
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Connecting the SongPal
Link-Compatible Device
(Wireless Multi Room/
Wireless Surround)
You can enjoy music in any room or
listen to music in surround sound by
using the system with the SongPal Linkcompatible wireless speaker.
“MSYNC” appears on the front panel
display and press
(enter) then /
until “OFF” appears on the front panel
display.) The sound of the system is
synchronized with the picture though the
sound output from other speakers is
delayed.
You can operate with SongPal that is
installed on a mobile device. To use
multiple SongPal-compatible devices,
connect them to the same wireless LAN.
To perform setting on SongPal
Perform the setting by following the
help on SongPal.
Note
This function is not available for music on
the connected BLUETOOTH device to the
system.
Tip
For details about SongPal, see “What You
can Do with SongPal” (page 33).
Adding Rear Speakers
(Wireless Surround)
You can enjoy the following music or
sound in different rooms with high
sound quality using your home wireless
network.
• Music on the music service
• Music stored in your PC or smartphone
• Sound of the [TV] or [Analog] input of
the system*
* You can enjoy the sound of the device
that is connected to the system. The
sound of the system is delayed behind
the picture to synchronize with the sound
of other speakers. If you are bothered by
the time gap between the sound and
picture, press OPTIONS and set [Multiroom Group Sync] to [Off]. (For the TV
input, press OPTIONS and / until
You can add wireless speakers
manufactured by Sony (not supplied) as
the surround speakers of the system.
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Listening to Music/Sound Using the Network Function
Listening to the Same Music
in Different Rooms (Wireless
Multi Room)
Use the same model for the two wireless
speakers.
For details about applicable speakers,
refer to the following URL.
http://sony.net/nasite/
Notes
• When using the wireless surround
function, the wireless LAN function is not
available. Connect to the network with a
wired LAN.
• When using the wireless surround
function, you cannot set [Bluetooth
Mode] to [Transmitter] (page 51).
• When using the wireless surround
function, [Bluetooth Codec - LDAC]
(page 51) is not available.
To perform the setting on the
system
1
2
3
4
5
Update the wireless speaker to
the latest version.
The software of the wireless
speaker is not updated
automatically when using the
wireless surround function. To
update, cancel the wireless
surround function and connect the
wireless speaker to the internet.
Connect the system to the
network with a wired LAN
(page 18).
When using the wireless surround
function, the wireless LAN function
is not available.
Install the wireless speakers, and
turn them on.
Connect the wireless speakers to
the same network as that of the
system.
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
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7
8
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Wireless Surround
Settings].
Perform the setting by following
the on-screen instructions.
Tip
You can display the setting display for the
wireless surround function by selecting
[Wireless Surround] on the home menu.
To perform the setting on
SongPal
1
2
3
4
5
Update the wireless speaker to
the latest version.
The software of the wireless
speaker is not updated
automatically when using the
wireless surround function. To
update, cancel the wireless
surround function and connect the
wireless speaker to the internet.
Connect the system to the
network with a wired LAN
(page 18).
When using the wireless surround
function, the wireless LAN function
is not available.
Connect the mobile device to the
same network as that of the
system.
Install the wireless speakers, and
turn them on.
Connect the wireless speakers to
the same network as that of the
system.
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Select the system on SongPal,
then perform the setting by
following the instructions on
SongPal.
Note
The SongPal settings are effective with the
SongPal of version 4.0 or later. For details
about the SongPal installing, see “Using
SongPal” (page 34).
To cancel the wireless surround
function
Listening to Music/Sound Using the Network Function
Select
[Setup] - [Wireless Surround
Settings] - [Stop Wireless Surround] on
the home menu.
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Using the Various Functions/
Settings
Customizing the
Speaker Settings for
Surround Sound
To obtain the best possible surround
sound, set the speakers distance from
your listening position and their output
level, etc.
The default settings are underlined.
1
2
3
4
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Audio Settings] - [Speaker
Settings].
The [Speaker Settings] screen
appears on the TV screen.
Perform the speaker settings.
Select the setting item from the
following items by pressing /
and
, then set the value in
accordance with the environment
by pressing / and
.
[Distance]
Set the distance from the listening
position to the speakers.
You can set the value from 0 meters to
10 meters (0.1 m step) (0 ft to 33 ft (1/4 ft
step)).
[Front]1): Sets the front speaker
distance.
[Subwoofer]1): Sets the subwoofer
distance.
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[Surround L]2): Sets the left surround
speaker distance.
[Surround R]2): Sets the right surround
speaker distance.
1)
2)
This item does not appear when using
the wireless surround function.
This item appears when using the
wireless surround function.
Tip
You can change measurement units (feet
or meters) by pressing the color button
(RED).
[Level]
Adjust the sound level of the speakers.
For [Front] and [Subwoofer], you can set
the value from -6.0 dB to 6.0 dB (0.5 dB
step).
For [Surround L]* and [Surround R]*, you
can set the value from -10.0 dB to 10.0
dB (0.5 dB step).
[Front]: Sets the front speaker level.
[Subwoofer]: Sets the subwoofer level.
[Surround L]*: Sets the left surround
speaker level.
[Surround R]*: Sets the right surround
speaker level.
* This item appears when using the
wireless surround function.
[Test Tone]
The test tone is emitted from the
speakers for checking the available
speakers.
[Off]: The test tone is not emitted from
the speakers.
[On]: The test tone emitted from each
speaker in order.
[Sofa Mode]
Change this setting depending on the
installation position of the subwoofer.
[On]: Select this when the subwoofer is
installed under the sofa.
[Off]: Select this when the subwoofer is
installed anywhere except under the
sofa.
Performing the Wireless
Connection of the
Subwoofer (SECURE LINK)
You can specify the wireless connection
to link the system to the subwoofer
using the Secure Link function. This
function can help prevent interference if
you use multiple wireless products or
your neighbors use wireless products.
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5
6
7
Power indicator
Select [On].
Press SECURE LINK on the rear of
the subwoofer.
The power indicator of the
subwoofer flashes in orange.
Proceed to the next step within 1
minute.
Select [Start].
The link setting starts.
To return to the previous display,
select [Cancel].
Notes
SECURE LINK
• If the message [Cannot set Secure Link.]
appears, follow the on-screen
instructions.
• When [Bluetooth Mode] is set to
[Transmitter] and the BLUETOOTH device
is connected to the system, the wireless
subwoofer connection cannot be
established.
Selecting the Frequency
Band
1
2
3
You can select the frequency band for
better connection.
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
1
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
2
Select [System Settings] [Wireless Subwoofer Connection]
- [Secure Link].
The [Secure Link] screen appears on
the TV screen.
3
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [System Settings] [Wireless Subwoofer Connection]
- [RF Band].
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Using the Various Functions/Settings
Complete the link setting by
following the on-screen message.
The power indicator of the
subwoofer lights in orange.
4
Select the setting you want.
• [Auto] (default setting): Normally
select this. The system
automatically selects the
strongest frequency band for
transmission.
• [5.2GHz], [5.8GHz]: Transmits
sound according to the selected
frequency band.
Tip
We recommend you to set [RF Band] to
[Auto].
If Wireless Transmission is
Unstable
If you use multiple wireless systems,
such as a wireless LAN, the wireless
signals may be unstable. In this case,
the transmission may be improved by
changing the following [RF Channel]
setting.
1
2
3
4
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [System Settings] [Wireless Subwoofer Connection]
- [RF Channel].
Select the setting you want.
• [Auto] (default setting): Normally
select this. The system
automatically selects the better
channel for transmission.
• [1], [2], [3]: The system transmits
sound by fixing the channel for
transmitting. Select the channel
with the better transmission.
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Notes
• The transmission may be improved by
changing the transmission channel
(frequency) of the other wireless
system(s). For details, refer to the
operating instructions of the other
wireless system(s).
• You cannot select this function when the
[RF Band] is set to [Auto] (page 41).
Playing Compressed
Audio Files or CDs by
Upscaling to Near HiResolution Sound Quality
(DSEE HX)
Enjoying Multiplex
Broadcast Sound (AUDIO)
You can enjoy multiplex broadcast
sound when the system receives a
Dolby Digital multiplex broadcast signal.
DSEE HX upscales existing sound
sources to near hi-resolution sound
quality, and it makes you feel as if you
are in a recording studio or at a concert.
1
3
4
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Audio Settings] - [DSEE
HX].
Select [On].
AUDIO
1
Press AUDIO.
The audio signal appears in the front
panel display.
2
Press the button repeatedly to
select the desired audio signal.
Audio signal
Explanation
“MAIN”
Sound of the main
language will be
output.
“SUB”
Sound of the sub
language will be
output.
“MN/SB”
Mixed sound of both
the main and sub
languages will be
output.
Notes
• This function is only available when
[ClearAudio+] or [Music] is selected as the
sound field (page 24).
• This function is compatible with the
2-channel digital input signals of 44.1 kHz
or 48 kHz sampling frequency.
• The sampling frequency/bit depth after
upscaling is up to 96 kHz/24 bit.
• This function is not compatible with DSD
signals.
• This function does not work for the
analog input.
• This function does not work when using
the wireless surround function or
Chromecast built-in.
Notes
• To receive a Dolby Digital signal, you
need to connect a TV or other devices to
the TV IN (OPT) jack with the optical digital
cable (supplied).
• If your TV’s HDMI IN jack is compatible
with the Audio Return Channel function
(page 46), you can receive a Dolby Digital
signal via HDMI cable.
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2
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Deactivating Buttons on
the Main Unit
You can deactivate buttons on the main
unit for preventing misoperation, such
as child mischief (Child lock function).
Changing the Brightness
of the Front Panel
Display and BLUETOOTH
Indicator (DIMMER)
You can change the brightness of the
front panel display and BLUETOOTH
indicator.
DIMMER
Press –, +, and – in order while
pressing and holding
on the main
unit.
“LOCK” appears in the front panel
display, and buttons on the main unit do
not work.
You can only operate the system by
using the remote control.
Canceling the Child Lock
Function
1
2
Press DIMMER.
The display mode appears in the
front panel display.
Press the button repeatedly to
select the desired display mode.
Press –, +, and – in order while pressing
and holding
on the main unit.
“UNLCK” appears in the front panel
display, and the child lock function is
canceled.
Mode
Explanation
“BRIGHT”
The front panel display
and BLUETOOTH
indicator light brightly.
“DARK”
The front panel display
and BLUETOOTH
indicator light darkly.
“OFF”
The front panel display
is turned off.
Note
 (power) is not locked with the child lock
function.
Note
The front panel display is turned off when
“OFF” is selected. It turns on automatically
when you press any button, then turns off
again if you do not operate the system for
about 10 seconds. However, in some cases,
the front panel display may not turn off. In
this case, the brightness of the front panel
display is same as “DARK.”
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Saving Power in Standby
Mode
Check that you have made the following
settings:
– [Bluetooth Standby] is set to [Off]
(page 51).
– [Quick Start/Network Standby] is set
to [Off] (page 52).
Note
If you agree to use the Chromecast built-in
function, [Quick Start/Network Standby]
automatically switches to [On].
Sending the Remote
Signal to the TV via the
Main Unit
When the main unit obstructs the
remote control sensor of the TV, the TV
remote control may not work. In that
case, enable the IR repeater function of
the system.
You can control the TV with the remote
control of the TV by sending the remote
signal from the rear of the main unit.
2
3
4
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [System Settings] - [IRRepeater].
The [IR-Repeater] screen appears
on the TV screen.
Select [On].
Notes
• Be sure to check that the remote control
of the TV cannot control the TV, and then
set [IR-Repeater] to [On]. If it is set to [On]
when the remote control can control the
TV, appropriate operation may not be
obtained because of the interference
between the direct command from the
remote control and the command via the
main unit.
• On some TVs, this function may not work
correctly. In this case, place the main unit
slightly further away from the TV.
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1
Using the Control for
HDMI Function
Connecting a device such as a TV or Bluray Disc player compatible with the
Control for HDMI function* by HDMI
cable enables you to easily operate the
device by a TV remote control.
The following functions can be used
with the Control for HDMI function.
•
•
•
•
•
System Power Off function
System Audio Control function
Audio Return Channel
One-Touch Play function
Menu Operation by TV Remote Control
Note
These functions may work with devices
other than those manufactured by Sony,
but operation is not guaranteed.
* Control for HDMI is a standard used by
CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) for
allowing HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) devices to control
each other.
Preparing to Use the Control
for HDMI Function
Turn [System Settings] - [HDMI Settings]
- [Control for HDMI] on the system to
[On] (page 52). The default setting is
[On].
Enable the Control for HDMI function
settings for the TV and other device
connected to the system.
Tip
If you enable the Control for HDMI
(“BRAVIA” sync) function when using a TV
manufactured by Sony, the Control for
HDMI function of the system is also
enabled automatically. When settings are
completed, “DONE” appears in the front
panel display.
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System Power Off Function
When you turn off the TV, the system
will turn off automatically.
Set [System Settings] - [HDMI Settings] [Standby Linked to TV] on the system to
[On] or [Auto] (page 52). The default
setting is [Auto].
System Audio Control
Function
If you turn on the system while you are
watching the TV, the TV sound will be
output from the speakers of the system.
The volume of the system can be
adjusted using the TV’s remote control.
If the TV sound was output from the
speakers of the system the previous
time you watched the TV, the system
will be turned on automatically when
you turn on the TV again.
Operations can also be made by the
TV’s menu. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
Notes
• Sound is only output from the TV if other
than [TV] input is selected when using the
Twin Picture function on the TV. When
you disable the Twin Picture function, the
sound is output from the system.
• The number for the system’s volume level
is displayed on the TV screen depending
on the TV. The volume number displayed
on the TV may differ from the number on
the front panel display of the system.
• Depending on the settings of the TV, the
System Audio Control function may not
be available. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
Audio Return Channel
If the system is connected to a TV’s
HDMI IN jack compatible with Audio
Return Channel (ARC), you can listen to
TV sound from the speakers of the
system without connecting an optical
digital cable.
On the system, turn [System Settings] [HDMI Settings] - [TV Audio Input Mode]
to [Auto] (page 52). The default setting
is [Auto].
Note
If the TV is not compatible with Audio
Return Channel, the optical digital cable
(supplied) needs to be connected (refer to
the supplied Startup Guide).
One-Touch Play Function
Note
Depending on the TV, the beginning part
of content being played may not play
correctly.
Menu Operation by TV
Remote Control
You can select the system using the
SYNC MENU button on the TV remote
control and operate the system.
This function can be used if the TV
supports the link menu. For details, refer
to the operating instructions of your TV.
Notes
• In the TV’s link menu, the system is
recognized by the TV as “Player.”
• Some operations may not be available
with some TVs.
In addition to the Control for HDMI
function, you can also use the following
functions on devices compatible with
the “BRAVIA” sync function.
• Scene Select function
• Home Theatre Control
• Echo Canceling function
• Language Follow
Note
These functions are proprietary functions
of Sony. This function cannot operate with
products other than those manufactured
by Sony.
Scene Select Function
The sound field of the system is
automatically switched according to the
TV’s Scene Select function settings. For
details, refer to the operating
instructions of your TV.
Set the sound field to [ClearAudio+]
(page 24).
Home Theatre Control
Function
When using a TV compatible with the
Home Theatre Control function, setting
the system, setting the sound field
settings, input switching, etc. can be
done without switching the TV input.
This function can be used when the TV is
connected to the Internet. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
your TV.
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When you play content on a device (Bluray Disc player, “PlayStation®4,” etc.)
connected to the TV, the system and TV
are turned on automatically, the input of
the system is switched to the input for
the TV, and sound is output from the
speakers of the system.
Using the “BRAVIA” Sync
Function
Echo Canceling Function
Echo is reduced when you use Social
Viewing function such as Skype while
watching TV programs. This function
can be used if the TV supports Social
Viewing function. For details, refer to
the operating instructions of your TV.
Notes
• Sound is only output from the speaker of
the TV if the input of the system is other
than [TV] when using the Social Viewing
function.
• This function cannot be used when sound
is output from the TV.
Language Follow
When you change the language for the
on-screen display of the TV, the
system’s on-screen display language is
also changed.
Notes on HDMI Connections
• Use an HDMI-authorized cable.
• Use a Sony High Speed HDMI Cable
with Ethernet with the Cable Type
Logo.
• We do not recommend using an
HDMI-DVI conversion cable.
• Audio signals (sampling frequency, bit
length, etc.) transmitted from an HDMI
jack may be suppressed by the
connected device.
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Using the Setup Display
You can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound.
The default settings are underlined.
1
2
3
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV screen.
Select
[Setup] from the home menu.
The setup display appears on the TV screen.
Select the setting item.
Setting item
Explanation
Updates the software of the system. (page 50)
[Screen Settings]
Makes the screen settings according to the type of
TV. (page 50)
[Audio Settings]
Makes the audio settings according to the type of
connection jacks. (page 50)
[Bluetooth Settings]
Makes detailed settings for the BLUETOOTH
function. (page 51)
[Wireless Surround Settings]
Makes setting for the wireless surround function.
(page 52)
[System Settings]
Makes the system-related settings. (page 52)
[Network Settings]
Makes detailed settings for the Internet and home
network. (page 53)
[Input Skip Setting]
Sets the input skip setting for each input. (page 54)
[Easy Setup]
Re-runs the Easy Setup to make the basic settings.
(page 54)
[Resetting]
Resets the system to the factory default settings.
(page 54)
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[Software Update]
[Software Update]
By updating your software to the latest
version, you can take advantage of the
newest functions.
For information about update functions,
visit the following website:
www.sony.eu/support
resolution can be converted to [480p]
only.
[YCbCr/RGB (HDMI)]
[Auto]: Automatically detects the type
of external device, and then switches to
the matching color setting.
[RGB]: Select this when connecting to a
device with an HDCP compliant DVI jack.
Notes
• An Internet environment is necessary to
perform updates via Internet.
• During a software update, “UPDT”
appears in the front panel display. After
the update is complete, the system
automatically reboots. While the
updating operation is in progress, do not
turn on or off the system or operate the
system or TV. Wait for the software
update to complete.
• Set [Auto Update] to [On] when you want
to perform software updates
automatically (page 53). Software update
may be performed even if you select [Off]
in [Auto Update] depending on the details
of the updates.
[Update via Internet]
Updates the system’s software using
the available network. Follow the
instructions on the screen. Make sure
network is connected to the Internet.
[Update via USB Memory]
Updates software using USB memory.
Make sure that the software update
folder is correctly named “UPDATE.”
[Screen Settings]
[Output Video Resolution]
[Auto]: Outputs video signal according
to the resolution of the TV or connected
device.
[480p/576p]*: Outputs 480p/576p
video signal.
* If the color system of the playback
content is NTSC, the video signals
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[Audio Settings]
[Speaker Settings]
You can perform the speaker settings to
obtain the best possible surround
sound. For details, see “Customizing the
Speaker Settings for Surround Sound”
(page 40).
[DSEE HX]
This function is only available when
[ClearAudio+] or [Music] is selected as
the sound field.
[On]: Upscales the compressed audio
files or CDs to a High-Resolution sound
quality and reproduces the clear highrange sound which is often lost
(page 43).
[Off]: Off
[Audio DRC]
You can compress the dynamic range of
the sound track.
[Auto]: Automatically compresses
sound.
[On]: The system reproduces the dolby
sound track with the kind of dynamic
range that the recording engineer
intended.
[Off]: No compression of dynamic
range.
[Audio Output]
You can select the output method used
for audio signal output.
[Speaker]: Outputs multi-channel sound
from the system’s speakers only.
[Speaker + HDMI]: Outputs multichannel sound from the system’s
speakers and 2-channel linear PCM
signals from the HDMI OUT (ARC) jack.
Note
When [Control for HDMI] is set to [On]
(page 52), [Audio Output] is set to
[Speaker + HDMI] automatically and this
setting cannot be changed.
[Bluetooth Settings]
[Bluetooth Mode]
Note
You can connect to a BLUETOOTH
device* by using the One-touch function
even if you have set [Bluetooth Mode] to
[Off].
* Only mobile devices such as a
smartphone, tablet, WALKMAN®
You can set the [Bluetooth Standby] so
that the system can be turned on by a
BLUETOOTH device even when the
system is in standby mode. This
function is only available when you set
[Bluetooth Mode] to [Receiver] or
[Transmitter].
[On]: The system turns on automatically
when you request a BLUETOOTH
connection from a paired BLUETOOTH
device.
[Off]: Off
[Bluetooth Codec - AAC]
This function is only available when you
set [Bluetooth Mode] to [Receiver] or
[Transmitter].
[On]: Enable AAC codec.
[Off]: Disable AAC codec.
Notes
• You can enjoy high-quality sound if AAC
is enabled and your device supports AAC.
• When connecting BLUETOOTHcompatible headphones, this setting
cannot be changed.
[Bluetooth Codec - LDAC]
This function is only available when you
set [Bluetooth Mode] to [Receiver] or
[Transmitter].
[On]: Enable LDAC codec.
[Off]: Disable LDAC codec.
Notes
• You can enjoy more high-quality sound if
LDAC is enabled and your device supports
LDAC.
• When connecting BLUETOOTHcompatible headphones, this setting
cannot be changed.
[Device List]
Displays a list of paired and detected
BLUETOOTH devices (SNK device) when
[Bluetooth Mode] is set to [Transmitter].
[Wireless Playback Quality]
You can set the transmission data rate
of LDAC playback. This function is only
available when you set [Bluetooth
Mode] to [Transmitter] and [Bluetooth
Codec - LDAC] to [On].
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You can enjoy content from a
BLUETOOTH device by using this system
or listen to sound from this system by
using BLUETOOTH-compatible
headphones.
[Receiver]: This system is in receiver
mode, which enables it to receive and
output audio from the BLUETOOTH
device.
[Transmitter]: This system is in
transmitter mode, which enables it to
send audio to the BLUETOOTHcompatible headphones. If you switch
the input of the system, “BT TX” appears
on the front panel display.
[Off]: The BLUETOOTH function is turned
off and you cannot select the [Bluetooth
Audio] input.
[Bluetooth Standby]
[Auto]: The data transfer rate is
automatically changed depending on
the environment. If audio playback is
unstable in this mode, use the other
three modes.
[Sound Quality]: The highest bit rate is
used. Sound is sent in a higher quality;
however, audio playback sometimes
may become unstable when the link
quality is not good enough.
[Standard]: The middle bit rate is used. It
balances both sound quality and
playback stability.
[Connection]: Stability is prioritized.
Sound quality may be reasonable and
connection status will most likely be
stable. If the connection is unstable, this
setting is recommended.
[Wireless Surround
Settings]
This setting is for using wireless
speakers (not supplied) as the surround
speakers of the system. For details, see
“Adding Rear Speakers (Wireless
Surround)” (page 37).
[System Settings]
[OSD Language]
You can select the language you want
for the system on-screen display.
For details, see “Sending the Remote
Signal to the TV via the Main Unit”
(page 45).
[HDMI Settings]
• [Control for HDMI] (page 46)
[On]: The Control for HDMI function is
enabled. Devices connected with an
HDMI cable can control each other.
[Off]: Off
• [Standby Linked to TV] (page 46)
This function is available when you set
[Control for HDMI] to [On].
[Auto]: If the input of the system is
[TV], the system turns off
automatically when you turn off the
TV.
[On]: The system turns off
automatically when you turn off the TV
regardless of the input.
[Off]: The system does not turn off
when you turn off the TV.
• [TV Audio Input Mode] (page 46)
Set this function when the system is
connected to a TV’s HDMI IN jack that
is compatible with Audio Return
Channel. The Audio Return Channel
function is available when you set
[Control for HDMI] to [On].
[Auto]: You can listen to TV sound
from the speakers of the system.
[Optical]: Use this setting when an
optical digital cable is connected.
[Quick Start/Network Standby]
[Wireless Subwoofer Connection]
You can perform wireless connection of
the subwoofer again. For details, see
“Performing the Wireless Connection of
the Subwoofer (SECURE LINK)”
(page 41).
[On]: Shortens the startup time from
standby mode. You can turn on the
system by a device linked via a network
when the system is in standby mode.
[Off]: Off
[Auto Standby]
[IR-Repeater]
[On]: Remote signals for the TV are sent
from the rear of the main unit (page 45).
[Off]: Turns off the function.
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[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
[Software Update Notification]
[On]: Sets the system to inform you of
latest software version information
(page 50).
[Off]: Off
[Auto Update Settings]
Notes
• Software update may be performed even
if you select [Off] in [Auto Update]
depending on the details of the updates.
• Software update is performed
automatically within 11 days of a new
software release.
[Device Name]
You can change the name of this system
according to your preference so that it is
more recognizable when using the
[Bluetooth Audio] function. The name is
also used with other networks, such as
the home network. Follow on-screen
instructions and use the software
keyboard to enter the name.
[System Information]
You can display the system’s software
version information and the MAC
address.
[Software License Information]
You can display the Software License
Information.
[Internet Settings]
Connect the system to the network
beforehand.
[Wired Setup]: Select this when you
connect to a broadband router using a
LAN cable. When you select this setting,
the wireless LAN function of the system
is disabled automatically.
[Wireless Setup]: Select this when you
use the built-in Wi-Fi function of the
system to connect to a wireless
network.
Tip
For further details, visit the following
website and check the FAQ:
www.sony.eu/support
[Network Connection Status]
Displays the current network
connection status.
[Network Connection Diagnostics]
You can run the network diagnostic to
check if the network connection has
been made properly.
[Connection Server Settings]
Sets whether or not to display the
connected home network server.
[Auto Home Network Access
Permission]
[On]: Allows automatic access from a
newly detected home network
controller.
[Off]: Off
[Home Network Access Control]
Displays a list of home network
controller-compatible products and sets
whether or not to accept commands
from the controllers in the list.
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• [Auto Update]
[On]: Software update is automatically
executed between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.
local time in the selected [Time Zone]
while this system is not in use. If you
select [Off] in [Quick Start/Network
Standby], software update is
performed after you turn off the
system.
[Off]: Off
• [Time Zone]
Select your country/region.
[Network Settings]
[External Control]
[On]: Allows the home automation
controller to operate this system.
[Off]: Off
[Input Skip Setting]
The skip setting is a convenient feature
that allows you to skip unused inputs
when selecting a function by pressing
INPUT +/–.
[Do not skip]: The system does not skip
the selected input.
[Skip]: The system skips the selected
input.
Note
When you press INPUT +/– during the
home menu is displayed, input icon
appears dimmed if it has been set to [Skip].
Tip
You can perform [Input Skip Setting] from
the options menu (page 55).
[Easy Setup]
Run [Easy Setup] to make the basic
initial settings and the basic network
settings for the system. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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[Resetting]
[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.
[Initialise Personal Information]
You can erase your personal
information stored on the system.
Note
If you dispose, transfer or resell this
system, please delete all Personal
Information for security purposes. Please
take appropriate measures such as logging
out after using a network service.
Options Menu List
Various settings and playback operations are available by pressing OPTIONS. The
available items differ depending on the situation.
Explanation
[Sound Field]
Changes the sound field setting (page 24).
[Night]
Selects the night mode (page 25).
[Voice]
Selects the voice mode (page 25).
[Input Skip Setting]
Skips unused inputs when selecting a function by pressing INPUT +/–
(page 54).
[Repeat Setting]
Sets repeat playback.
[Shuffle Setting]
Sets shuffle playback.
[Play/Stop]
Starts or stops playback.
[Play from start]
Plays the item from the beginning.
[Multi-room Group
Sync]
Sets whether the sound of the system is synchronized with the sound
of other speakers or not when using the wireless multi room function
(page 37).
Note
The options menu is not displayed for the TV input.
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Item
The system turns off when the TV is
turned off.
Troubleshooting
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.
Be sure to bring both your main unit and
subwoofer, even if it seems as though
only one has a problem, when you
request to repair.
Power
The system does not power up.
 Check that the AC power cord (mains
lead) is connected securely.
 Disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead) from the wall outlet (mains),
and then reconnect after several
minutes.
The system does not turn on even
when the TV is turned on.
 Set [System Settings] - [HDMI
Settings] - [Control for HDMI] to [On]
(page 52). The TV must support the
Control for HDMI function (page 46).
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your TV.
 Check the speaker settings of the TV.
The system power syncs with the
speaker settings of the TV. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
your TV.
 If the sound was output from the
speakers of the TV the previous time,
the system does not turn on even
when the TV is turned on.
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 Check the setting of [System Settings]
- [HDMI Settings] - [Standby Linked to
TV] (page 52). When [Standby Linked
to TV] is set to [On], the system turns
off automatically when you turn off
the TV regardless of the input.
The system does not turn off even
when the TV is turned off.
 Check the setting of [System Settings]
- [HDMI Settings] - [Standby Linked to
TV] (page 52). To turn the system off
automatically regardless of the input
when you turn off the TV, set
[Standby Linked to TV] to [On]. The TV
must support the Control for HDMI
function (page 46). For details, refer
to the operating instructions of your
TV.
Picture
There is no picture or the picture is
not output correctly.
 Select the appropriate input
(page 15).
 When there is no picture while TV
input is selected, select the TV
channel that you want using the TV’s
remote control.
 Disconnect the HDMI cable, then
connect it again. Make sure that the
cable is firmly inserted.
 While pressing and holding
,
press +, –, + on the main unit in order
to set the video output resolution
setting to the lowest level.
 The system is connected to an input
device that is not HDCP (Highbandwidth Digital Content
Protection) compliant. In this case,
check the specifications of the
connected device.
An image is not displayed on the
entire TV screen.
 The aspect ratio on the media is fixed.
Sound
No TV sound is output from the
system.
The sound is output from both the
system and the TV.
 Mute the sound of the system or the
TV.
The TV sound from this system lags
behind the image.
 Set “SYNC” to 0 msec if it is set to the
range between 25 msec and 300
msec (page 26).
No sound or only very low-level
sound of the device connected to
the system is heard.
 Press  + on the remote control and
check the volume level (page 13).
 Press  or  + on the remote control
to cancel the muting function
(page 13).
 Make sure the input source is
selected correctly. You should try
other input sources by pressing
INPUT +/– on the remote control
several times (page 13).
 Check that all the cables and cords of
the system and the connected device
are firmly inserted.
The surround effect cannot be
obtained.
 Depending on the input signal and
the sound field setting, surround
sound processing may not work
effectively. The surround effect may
be subtle, depending on the program
or disc.
 To play multi-channel audio, check
the digital audio output setting on
the device connected to the system.
For details, refer to the operating
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 Check the type and connection of the
HDMI cable, optical digital cable, or
analog audio cable that is connected
to the system and the TV (refer to the
supplied Startup Guide).
 Disconnect the cables that are
connected between the TV and the
system, then connect them firmly
again. Disconnect the AC power cords
of the TV and the system from the AC
outlets (mains), then connect them
again.
 When the system and TV are
connected with a HDMI cable, check
the following.
– The HDMI jack of the connected TV
is labeled with “ARC.”
– The Control for HDMI function of the
TV is set to on.
– On the system, [Control for HDMI] is
set to [On] and [TV Audio Input
Mode] to [Auto] (page 52).
 If your TV is not compatible with
Audio Return Channel, connect the
optical digital cable (supplied) (refer
to the supplied Startup Guide). If the
TV is not compatible with Audio
Return Channel, TV sound will not be
output from the system even if the
system is connected to the TV’s HDMI
IN jack.
 Switch the input of the system to [TV].
When you connect the system and TV
with an analog audio cable (not
supplied), switch input of the system
to [Analog] (page 15).
 Increase the volume on the system or
cancel muting.
 Depending on the order in which you
connect the TV and the system, the
system may be muted and “MUTING”
is displayed on the front panel display
of the system. If this happens, turn on
the TV first, then the system.
 Set the speakers setting of the TV
(BRAVIA) to Audio System. Refer to
the operating instructions of your TV
regarding how to set the TV.
instructions supplied with the
connected device.
Subwoofer
 Set the night mode to [Off]. For
details, see “Enjoying Clear Sound
with Low Volume at Midnight
(NIGHT)” (page 25).
Sound skips or has noise.
No sound or only very low-level
sound is heard from the subwoofer.
 Press SW  + on the remote control
to increase the subwoofer volume
(page 26).
 Make sure that the power indicator
on the subwoofer is lit in green or
orange.
 If the power indicator on the
subwoofer does not light, try the
following.
– Make sure the AC power cord
(mains lead) of the subwoofer is
connected properly.
– Press  (power) of the subwoofer
to turn on the power.
 If the power indicator on the
subwoofer flashes slowly in green or
orange, or lights in red, try the
following.
– Move the subwoofer to a location
near the main unit so that the power
indicator on the subwoofer lights in
green or orange.
– Follow the steps in “Performing the
Wireless Connection of the
Subwoofer (SECURE LINK)”
(page 41).
 The power indicator on the
subwoofer flashes quickly in green.
– Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
 If the power indicator on the
subwoofer flashes in red, press 
(power) of the subwoofer to turn off
the power and check whether the
ventilation holes of the subwoofer is
blocked or not.
 The subwoofer is for reproducing
bass sound. In the case of input
sources that contain very little bass
sound components (i.e., a TV
broadcast), the sound from the
subwoofer may be difficult to hear.
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 If there is a device nearby that
generates electromagnetic waves,
such as a wireless LAN or a
microwave oven in use, locate the
system apart from it.
 If there is an obstacle between the
main unit and the subwoofer, move
or remove it.
 Locate the main unit and the
subwoofer as close as possible.
 Switch the wireless LAN frequency of
any nearby wireless LAN router or PC
to 5 GHz range.
 Switch the network connection of the
TV or Blu-ray Disc Player from
wireless to wired.
USB Device Connection
The USB device is not recognized.
 Try the following:
 Turn the system off.
 Remove and reconnect the USB
device.
 Turn the system on.
 Make sure that the USB device is
securely connected to the (USB)
port (page 23).
 Check to see if the USB device or a
cable is damaged.
 Make sure that the USB device is on.
 If the USB device is connected via a
USB hub, disconnect it and connect
the USB device directly to the system.
Mobile Device Connection
BLUETOOTH connection cannot be
completed.
Pairing cannot be achieved.
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 Make sure this system is not receiving
interference from a wireless LAN
device, other 2.4 GHz wireless
devices, or a microwave oven. If a
device that generates
electromagnetic radiation is nearby,
move the device away from this
system.
You cannot use the NFC function.
 The NFC function does not work with
BLUETOOTH-compatible
headphones. To listen to sound using
a BLUETOOTH-compatible
headphones, see “Listening to Sound
of the Connected TV or Device from
Headphones” (page 30).
 Check that the NFC function for a
BLUETOOTH-compatible device is
enabled.
Sound of the connected
BLUETOOTH mobile device is not
output from the system.
 Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator of the main unit is lit
Headphones Connection via
BLUETOOTH
BLUETOOTH connection cannot be
completed.
 Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator of the main unit is lit
(page 10).
 Make sure the BLUETOOTH device to
be connected with is turned on and
the BLUETOOTH function is enabled.
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 Pair this system and the BLUETOOTH
device again. You may need to cancel
the pairing with this system using
your BLUETOOTH device first.
 Pairing information may be deleted.
Perform pairing operation again
(page 30).
Pairing cannot be achieved.
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 Make sure this system is not receiving
interference from a wireless LAN
device, other 2.4 GHz wireless
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 Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator of the main unit is lit
(page 28).
 Make sure the BLUETOOTH device to
be connected with is turned on and
the BLUETOOTH function is enabled.
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 Pair this system and the BLUETOOTH
device again. You may need to cancel
the pairing with this system using
your BLUETOOTH device first.
 Pairing information may be deleted.
Perform pairing operation again
(page 27).
(page 28).
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 If a device that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN device, other
BLUETOOTH devices, or a microwave
oven is nearby, move the device away
from this system.
 Remove any obstacle between this
system and the BLUETOOTH device or
move this system away from the
obstacle.
 Reposition the connected
BLUETOOTH device.
 Switch the wireless LAN frequency of
any nearby wireless LAN router or PC
to 5 GHz range.
 Increase the volume on the
connected BLUETOOTH device.
devices, or a microwave oven. If a
device that generates
electromagnetic radiation is nearby,
move the device away from this
system.
You cannot use the NFC function.
 The NFC function does not work with
BLUETOOTH-compatible
headphones. To listen to sound using
a BLUETOOTH-compatible
headphones, see “Listening to Sound
of the Connected TV or Device from
Headphones” (page 30).
No sound is output from the
connected BLUETOOTH
headphones.
 Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator of the main unit is lit
(page 10).
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 If a device that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN device, other
BLUETOOTH devices, or a microwave
oven is nearby, move the device away
from this system.
 Remove any obstacle between this
system and the BLUETOOTH device or
move this system away from the
obstacle.
 Reposition the connected
BLUETOOTH device.
 Switch the wireless LAN frequency of
any nearby wireless LAN router or PC
to 5 GHz range.
 Increase the volume on the
connected BLUETOOTH device.
 Set [Wireless Playback Quality] to
[Connection] (page 51).
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Wired LAN Connection
The system cannot connect to the
network.
 Check the network connection
(page 18) and the network settings
(page 53).
Wireless LAN Connection
You cannot connect your PC to the
Internet after [Wi-Fi Protected
Setup™ (WPS)] is performed.
 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.
The system cannot connect to the
network or the network connection
is unstable.
 Make sure the wireless LAN router is
on.
 Check the network connection
(page 19) and the network settings
(page 53).
 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.
 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.
 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 LAN function is not
available when using the wireless
surround function.
Settings] - [Surround Speaker
Connection Check].
 Adjust the volume level of the
surround speakers on [Audio
Settings] - [Speaker Settings].
The wireless LAN router you want is
not shown in the wireless network
list.
 When using the wireless surround
function, the sound may be delayed.
 Press BACK to return to the previous
screen, and try [Wireless Setup] again
(page 19). If the wireless LAN 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.
You cannot connect the system to
the Internet.
 Check the wired or wireless LAN
connection.
 Restart the router or wireless LAN
router.
Wireless Surround
No sound or only very low-level
sound is heard from the wireless
speaker.
 Depending on the input signal, a
surround effect with presence may
not be obtained. Depending on the
program or disc, audio signals for the
surround channels are output at a
very low level.
 When you play content compatible
with copyright protection technology
(HDCP, etc.), it may not be output
from the wireless speaker.
 Check the surround speakers
connection on [Wireless Surround
The system cannot connect to the
network.
 The wireless LAN function is not
available when using the wireless
surround function. Connect to the
network via wired LAN.
The wireless speakers cannot be
connected to the system.
 Update the software version of the
system and wireless speakers to the
latest version.
The wireless surround function
cannot be used on SongPal.
 Connect the mobile device to the
same network as that of the system
and wireless speakers.
 Use SongPal of the latest version.
Wireless Multi Room
The sound is delayed behind the
picture.
 When the sound of the [TV] or
[Analog] input is played in the
wireless multi room function, the
sound of the system is delayed
behind the picture to synchronize
with the sound of other speakers. If
you are bothered by the time gap
between the sound and picture, press
OPTIONS and set [Multi-room Group
Sync] to [Off]. (For the TV input, press
OPTIONS and / until “MSYNC”
appears on the front panel display
and press
(enter) then / until
“OFF” appears on the front panel
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Internet Connection
The sound is delayed behind the
picture.
display.) The sound of the system is
synchronized with the picture though
the sound output from other
speakers is delayed.
The wireless multi room function
cannot be used on SongPal.
 Connect the mobile device to the
same network as that of the system.
Remote Control
The remote control of this system
does not function.
HDMI function is restricted by the
HDMI CEC standard as follows:
– Recording devices (Blu-ray Disc
recorder, DVD recorder, etc.): up to
3 devices
– Playback devices (Blu-ray Disc
player, DVD player, etc.): up to 3
devices (this system uses one of
them)
– Tuner-related devices: up to 4
devices
– Audio system (receiver/
headphone): up to 1 device (used by
this system)
 Point the remote control at the
remote control sensor on the main
unit (page 10).
 Remove any obstacles in the path
between the remote control and the
system.
 Replace both batteries in the remote
control with new ones, if they are
weak.
 Make sure you are pressing the
correct button on the remote control.
“PRTCT,” “PUSH” and “POWER”
flash alternately in the front panel
display.
TV remote control does not work.
 Press BLUETOOTH RX/TX on the
remote control to switch [Bluetooth
Mode] to [Receiver]. “BT TX” appears
if [Bluetooth Mode] is set to
[Transmitter] (page 51). When you
press BLUETOOTH RX/TX on the
remote control, [Bluetooth Mode] is
switched to [Receiver] and the
selected input appears in the front
panel display.
 This problem might be solved by
enabling the IR repeater function
(page 52).
Others
The Control for HDMI function does
not work properly.
 Check the connection with the
system (refer to the supplied Startup
Guide).
 Enable the Control for HDMI function
on the TV. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
 Wait a while, and then try again. If
you unplug the system, it will take a
while before operations can be made.
Wait for 15 seconds or longer, and
then try again.
 The type and number of devices that
can be controlled by the Control for
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 Press  (power) to turn off the
system. After the indicator
disappears, disconnect the AC power
cord (mains lead) and make sure
nothing is obstructing the ventilation
holes of the system.
“BT TX” appears in the front panel
display.
Sensors of the TV do not work
properly.
 The main unit may block some
sensors (such as the brightness
sensor), the remote control receiver
of your TV or the emitter for 3D
glasses (infrared transmission) of a 3D
TV that supports the infrared 3D glass
system, or wireless communication.
Move the main unit away from the TV
within a range that allow those parts
to operate properly. For the locations
of the sensors and remote control
receiver, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the TV.
Wireless functions (wireless LAN,
BLUETOOTH, or subwoofer) are
unstable.
Resetting the System
If the system still does not operate
properly, reset the system as follows.
1
 Do not place metal objects other than
a TV around the system.
Music that you are not familiar with
is played suddenly.
 The pre-installed sample music may
have been played. Press
on the
main unit to stop playback.
2
3
The system does not work properly.
4
5
Select
[Setup] from the home
menu.
The setup display appears on the TV
screen.
Select [Resetting] - [Reset to
Factory Default Settings].
Select the menu item you want to
reset.
Select [Start].
To cancel resetting
Select [Cancel] in step 5.
If You Cannot Perform
Resetting Using the Home
Menu
Press and hold  (power) and – on the
main unit for more than 5 seconds.
The settings return to their initial
status.
Note
By resetting, the link with the subwoofer
may be lost. In this case, perform
“Performing the Wireless Connection of
the Subwoofer (SECURE LINK)” (page 41).
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 The system may be in demo mode. To
cancel demo mode, reset the system.
Press and hold  (power) and – on
the main unit for more than 5 seconds
(page 63).
Press HOME.
The home menu appears on the TV
screen.
Additional Information
Specifications
Bar Speaker (SA-MT500,
SA-MT501)
Amplifier section
POWER OUTPUT (rated)
Front L + Front R: 25 W + 25 W
(at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
POWER OUTPUT (reference)
Front L/Front R speaker blocks: 35 W
(per channel at 4 ohms, 1 kHz)
Inputs
ANALOG IN
TV IN (OPT)
Outputs
HDMI OUT (TV (ARC))
HDMI Section
Connector
Type A (19pin)
USB section
(USB) port:
Type A (For connecting USB memory)
LAN section
LAN(100) terminal
100BASE-TX Terminal
Wireless LAN section
Communication system
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequency band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
BLUETOOTH section
Communication system
BLUETOOTH Specification version 4.1
Output
BLUETOOTH Specification Power
Class 1
Maximum communication range
Line of sight approx. 30 m1)
Maximum number of devices to be
registered
9 devices
Frequency band
2.4 GHz band (2.4 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)
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Modulation method
FHSS (Freq Hopping Spread Spectrum)
Compatible BLUETOOTH profiles2)
A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile)
AVRCP 1.5 (Audio Video Remote
Control Profile)
Supported Codecs3)
SBC4), AAC5), LDAC
Transmission range (A2DP)
20 Hz - 40,000 Hz (LDAC sampling
frequency 96 kHz with 990 kbps
transmission)
20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz)
1)
The actual range will vary depending on
factors such as obstacles between
devices, magnetic fields around a
microwave oven, static electricity,
cordless phone use, reception
sensitivity, the operating system,
software applications, etc.
2)
BLUETOOTH standard profiles indicate
the purpose of BLUETOOTH
communication between devices.
3)
Codec: Audio signal compression and
conversion format
4)
Abbreviation for Subband Codec
5) Abbreviation for Advanced Audio
Coding
Front L/Front R speaker block section
Speaker system
Full range speaker system, Acoustic
suspension
Speaker
45 mm cone type
General
Power requirements
DC 19.5 V (using the supplied AC
adapter connected to AC 100 V - 240 V,
50 Hz/60Hz power supply)
Power consumption (using the supplied
AC adapter)
On: 30 W
For details about the power
consumption during standby mode,
see “Power Consumption by the
Setting Value for Each Standby
Mode” (page 66).
Dimensions* (approx.) (w/h/d)
500 mm × 64 mm × 108 mm
(without grille frame)
500 mm × 64 mm × 110 mm
(with grille frame)
*Not including projection portion
Mass (approx.)
2 kg
Compatible iPhone/iPod models
The compatible iPhone/iPod models are as
follows. Update your iPhone/iPod with the
latest software before using with the
system.
Made for:
iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone SE/
iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus/iPhone 6/
iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 5s/iPhone 5c/
iPhone 5/iPhone 4s
iPod touch (6th generation)/iPod touch
(5th generation)
Subwoofer (SA-WMT500,
SA-WMT501)
Additional Information
POWER OUTPUT (reference)
85 W (at 4 ohms, 100 Hz)
Speaker system
Subwoofer speaker system, Bass
reflex
Speaker
160 mm cone type
Power requirements
220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption
On: 20 W
Standby mode: 0.5 W or less
Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d)
95 mm × 383 mm × 380 mm (not
including projection portion)
Mass (approx.)
6.6 kg
Wireless transmitter/
receiver section
Communication system
Wireless Sound Specification version
3.0
Frequency band
5.2 GHz (5.180 GHz - 5.240 GHz)
5.8 GHz (5.736 GHz - 5.814 GHz)
Modulation method
DSSS
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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Power Consumption by the Setting Value for Each
Standby Mode
Standby mode
Default setting
Setting value
[Bluetooth Standby]
(page 51)
[On]
[Off]
[On]
[Quick Start/Network
Standby] (page 52)
[Off]
[Off]
[On]
Power consumption
Less than 2 W
Less than 0.5 W Less than 7 W
Notes
• Wi-Fi port and Ethernet port of the system have router function which can forward audio
data to some other Sony audio product.
• When [Quick Start/Network Standby] is set to [Off], the wireless LAN function is disabled
in standby mode.
• When [Bluetooth Mode] is set to [Off], the BLUETOOTH function is disabled.
Radio Frequency Bands and Maximum Output Power
Frequency band
Wireless LAN/BLUETOOTH 2400 - 2483.5 MHz
Wireless LAN
NFC
Wireless Sound
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Maximum output power
< 20.0 dBm
5150 - 5250 MHz
< 20.0 dBm
5250 - 5350 MHz
< 20.0 dBm
5470 - 5725 MHz
< 20.0 dBm
5725 - 5850 MHz
< 13.9 dBm
13.56 MHz
< 60dBμA/m at 10m
5180 - 5240 MHz
< 20.0 dBm
5736 - 5814 MHz
< 13.9 dBm
Playable Types of Audio
Files
Extension
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio
Layer III)1)
.mp3
AAC/HE-AAC1),2)
.m4a, .aac3),
.mp4, .3gp
WMA9 Standard2)
.wma
WMA10 Pro4)
.wma
LPCM1)
.wav
FLAC2)
.flac, .fla
Dolby Digital1),3)
.ac3
DSF2)
.dsf
DSDIFF2),5)
.dff
AIFF2)
.aiff, .aif
ALAC2)
.m4a
Vorbis
.ogg
Monkey’s Audio
.ape
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Additional Information
Codec
– up to folders in the 9th layer (including
the root folder)
– up to 500 files/folders in a single layer
• The system can recognize the following
files or folders stored in the home
network server:
– up to folders in the 19th layer
– up to 999 files/folders in a single layer
• 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 101-key
keyboards.
The system can play “.mka” files. These
files cannot be played on a home
network server.
The system may not play this file format
on a home network server.
The system does not play this file
format on a home network server.
The system does not play Lossless
coded files.
The system does not play DST encoded
files.
Notes
• Some files may not play depending on
the file format, the file encoding, the
recording condition, or the home network
server condition.
• Some files edited on a PC may not play.
• Fast forward or fast reverse may not be
available with some files.
• The system does not play coded files such
as DRM.
• The system can recognize the following
files or folders in USB devices:
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Supported Input Audio Formats
Audio formats supported by this system are as follows.
Format
Function
“TV” (DIGITAL IN)
LPCM 2ch

LPCM 5.1ch
–
LPCM 7.1ch
–
Dolby Digital

Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
–
DTS

DSD
–
: Supported format.
–: Unsupported format.
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On BLUETOOTH
Communication
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your system, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
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Additional Information
• BLUETOOTH devices should be used
within approximately 10 meters (33 feet)
(unobstructed distance) of each other.
The effective communication range may
become shorter under the following
conditions.
– When a person, metal object, wall or
other obstruction is between the
devices with a BLUETOOTH connection
– Locations where a wireless LAN is
installed
– Around microwave ovens that are in use
– Locations where other electromagnetic
waves occur
• BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE 802.11 b/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:
– Use this system at least 10 meters
(33 feet) away from the wireless LAN
device.
– Turn off the power to the wireless LAN
device when using your BLUETOOTH
device within 10 meters (33 feet).
– Install this system and BLUETOOTH
device as closer to each other as
possible.
• The radio waves broadcast by this system
may interfere with the operation of some
medical devices. Since this interference
may result in malfunction, always turn off
the power on this system and
BLUETOOTH device in the following
locations:
– In hospitals, on trains, in airplanes, at
gas stations, and any place where
flammable gasses may be present
– Near automatic doors or fire alarms
• This system supports security functions
that comply with the BLUETOOTH
specification to ensure secure connection
during communication using BLUETOOTH
technology. However, this security may
be insufficient depending on the setting
content and other factors, so always be
careful when performing communication
using BLUETOOTH technology.
• Sony cannot be held liable in any way for
damages or other loss resulting from
information leaks during communication
using BLUETOOTH technology.
• BLUETOOTH communication is not
necessarily guaranteed with all
BLUETOOTH devices that have the same
profile as this system.
• BLUETOOTH devices connected with this
system must comply with the
BLUETOOTH specification prescribed by
the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and must be
certified to comply. However, even when
a device complies with the BLUETOOTH
specification, there may be cases where
the characteristics or specifications of the
BLUETOOTH device make it impossible to
connect, or may result in different control
methods, display or operation.
• Noise may occur or the audio may cut off
depending on the BLUETOOTH device
connected with this system, the
communications environment, or
surrounding conditions.
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IMPORTANT:
BEFORE USING THE SOFTWARE, PLEASE
READ THIS END USER LICENSE
AGREEMENT (“EULA”) CAREFULLY. BY
USING THE SOFTWARE YOU ARE
ACCEPTING THE TERMS OF THIS EULA. IF
YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS OF
THIS EULA, YOU MAY NOT USE THE
SOFTWARE.
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you and Sony Corporation (“SONY”).
This EULA governs your rights and
obligations regarding the SONY
software of SONY and/or its third party
licensors (including SONY’s affiliates)
and their respective affiliates
(collectively, the “THIRD-PARTY
SUPPLIERS”), together with any
updates/upgrades provided by SONY,
any printed, on-line or other electronic
documentation for such software, and
any data files created by operation of
such software (collectively, the
“SOFTWARE”).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any
software in the SOFTWARE having a
separate end user license agreement
(including, but not limited to, GNU
General Public license and Lesser/
Library General Public License) shall be
covered by such applicable separate
end user license agreement in lieu of
the terms of this EULA to the extent
required by such separate end user
license agreement (“EXCLUDED
SOFTWARE”).
SOFTWARE LICENSE
The SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold. The
SOFTWARE is protected by copyright
and other intellectual property laws and
international treaties.
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All right and title in and to the
SOFTWARE (including, but not limited
to, any images, photographs,
animation, video, audio, music, text and
“applets” incorporated into the
SOFTWARE) is owned by SONY or one or
more of the THIRD-PARTY SUPPLIERS.
GRANT OF LICENSE
SONY grants you a limited license to use
the SOFTWARE solely in connection with
your compatible device (“DEVICE”) and
only for your individual, noncommercial use. SONY and the THIRDPARTY SUPPLIERS expressly reserve all
rights, title and interest (including, but
not limited to, all intellectual property
rights) in and to the SOFTWARE that this
EULA does not specifically grant to you.
REQUIREMENTS AND
LIMITATIONS
You may not copy, publish, adapt,
redistribute, attempt to derive source
code, modify, reverse engineer,
decompile, or disassemble any of the
SOFTWARE, whether in whole or in part,
or create any derivative works from or of
the SOFTWARE unless such derivative
works are intentionally facilitated by the
SOFTWARE. You may not modify or
tamper with any digital rights
management functionality of the
SOFTWARE. You may not bypass,
modify, defeat or circumvent any of the
functions or protections of the
SOFTWARE or any mechanisms
operatively linked to the SOFTWARE.
You may not separate any individual
component of the SOFTWARE for use on
more than one DEVICE unless expressly
authorized to do so by SONY. You may
not remove, alter, cover or deface any
trademarks or notices on the
SOFTWARE. You may not share,
distribute, rent, lease, sublicense,
assign, transfer or sell the SOFTWARE.
The software, network services or other
products other than SOFTWARE upon
which the SOFTWARE’S performance
depends might be interrupted or
discontinued at the discretion of the
suppliers (software suppliers, service
suppliers, or SONY). SONY and such
suppliers do not warrant that the
SOFTWARE, network services, contents
or other products will continue to be
available, or will operate without
interruption or modification.
USE OF SOFTWARE WITH
COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS
CONTENT SERVICE
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE
SOFTWARE MAY BE DESIGNED TO BE
USED WITH CONTENT AVAILABLE
THROUGH ONE OR MORE CONTENT
SERVICES (“CONTENT SERVICE”). USE OF
THE SERVICE AND THAT CONTENT IS
SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE OF
THAT CONTENT SERVICE. IF YOU
DECLINE TO ACCEPT THOSE TERMS,
YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE
LIMITED. You acknowledge and agree
INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND
THIRD PARTY SERVICES
You acknowledge and agree that access
to certain SOFTWARE features may
require an Internet connection for which
you are solely responsible. Further, you
are solely responsible for payment of
any third party fees associated with your
Internet connection, including but not
limited to Internet service provider or
airtime charges. Operation of the
SOFTWARE may be limited or restricted
depending on the capabilities,
bandwidth or technical limitations of
your Internet connection and service.
The provision, quality and security of
such Internet connectivity are the sole
responsibility of the third party
providing such service.
EXPORT AND OTHER
REGULATIONS
You agree to comply with all applicable
export and re-export restrictions and
regulations of the area or country in
which you reside, and not to transfer, or
authorize the transfer, of the SOFTWARE
to a prohibited country or otherwise in
violation of any such restrictions or
regulations.
HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES
The SOFTWARE is not fault-tolerant and
is not designed, manufactured or
intended for use or resale as on-line
control equipment in hazardous
environments requiring fail-safe
performance, such as in the operation
of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation
or communication systems, air traffic
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The SOFTWARE may be capable of
being used by you to view, store,
process and/or use content created by
you and/or third parties. Such content
may be protected by copyright, other
intellectual property laws, and/or
agreements. You agree to use the
SOFTWARE only in compliance with all
such laws and agreements that apply to
such content. You acknowledge and
agree that SONY may take appropriate
measures to protect the copyright of
content stored, processed or used by
the SOFTWARE. Such measures include,
but are not limited to, counting the
frequency of your backup and
restoration through certain SOFTWARE
features, refusal to accept your request
to enable restoration of data, and
termination of this EULA in the event of
your illegitimate use of the SOFTWARE.
that certain content and services
available through the SOFTWARE may
be provided by third parties over which
SONY has no control. USE OF THE
CONTENT SERVICE REQUIRES AN
INTERNET CONNECTION. THE CONTENT
SERVICE MAY BE DISCONTINUED AT ANY
TIME.
control, direct life support machines, or
weapons systems, in which the failure
of the SOFTWARE could lead to death,
personal injury, or severe physical or
environmental damage (“HIGH RISK
ACTIVITIES”). SONY, each of the THIRDPARTY SUPPLIERS, and each of their
respective affiliates specifically disclaim
any express or implied warranty, duty or
condition of fitness for HIGH RISK
ACTIVITIES.
EXCLUSION OF WARRANTY ON
SOFTWARE
You acknowledge and agree that use of
the SOFTWARE is at your sole risk and
that you are responsible for use of the
SOFTWARE. The SOFTWARE is provided
“AS IS,” without warranty, duty or
condition of any kind.
SONY AND EACH OF THE THIRD-PARTY
SUPPLIERS (for purposes of this Section,
SONY and each of the THIRD-PARTY
SUPPLIERS shall be collectively referred
to as “SONY”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL
WARRANTIES, DUTIES OR CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
NONINFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SONY DOES NOT
WARRANT OR MAKE ANY CONDITIONS
OR REPRESENTATIONS (A) THAT THE
FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN ANY OF THE
SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR
REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEY WILL BE
UPDATED, (B) THAT THE OPERATION OF
ANY OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE
CORRECT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY
DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, (C) THAT
THE SOFTWARE WILL NOT DAMAGE ANY
OTHER SOFTWARE, HARDWARE OR
DATA, (D) THAT ANY SOFTWARE,
NETWORK SERVICES (INCLUDING THE
INTERNET) OR PRODUCTS (OTHER THAN
THE SOFTWARE) UPON WHICH THE
SOFTWARE’S PERFORMANCE DEPENDS
WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE,
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UNINTERRUPTED OR UNMODIFIED, AND
(E) REGARDING THE USE OR THE
RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE
IN TERMS OF ITS CORRECTNESS,
ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR
OTHERWISE.
NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
OR ADVICE GIVEN BY SONY OR AN
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF
SONY SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY,
DUTY OR CONDITION OR IN ANY WAY
INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS
WARRANTY. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE
PROVE DEFECTIVE YOU ASSUME THE
ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SONY AND EACH OF THE THIRD-PARTY
SUPPLIERS (for purposes of this Section,
SONY and each of the THIRD-PARTY
SUPPLIERS shall be collectively referred
to as “SONY”) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY,
BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE,
STRICT LIABILITY OR UNDER ANY OTHER
LEGAL THEORY RELATED TO THE
SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES ARISING
OUT OF LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF
REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE
OF THE SOFTWARE OR ANY ASSOCIATED
HARDWARE, DOWN TIME AND USER’S
TIME, EVEN IF ANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE, EACH AND ALL
OF THEIR AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER
ANY PROVISION OF THIS EULA SHALL BE
LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY
PAID FOR THE PRODUCT. SOME
JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
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ENTIRE AGREEMENT, WAIVER,
SEVERABILITY
This EULA and SONY’s privacy policy,
each as amended and modified from
time to time, together constitute the
entire agreement between you and
SONY with respect to the SOFTWARE.
The failure of SONY to exercise or
enforce any right or provision of this
EULA shall not constitute a waiver of
such right or provision. If any part of this
EULA is held invalid, illegal, or
unenforceable, that provision shall be
enforced to the maximum extent
permissible so as to maintain the intent
of this EULA, and the other parts will
remain in full force and effect.
The United Nations Convention on
Contracts for the International Sale of
Goods shall not apply to this EULA. This
EULA shall be governed by the laws of
Japan, without regards to conflict of
laws provisions. Any dispute arising out
of this EULA shall be subject to the
exclusive venue of the Tokyo District
Court in Japan, and the parties hereby
consent to the venue and jurisdiction of
such courts.
EQUITABLE REMEDIES
Notwithstanding anything contained in
this EULA to the contrary, you
acknowledge and agree that any
violation of or non-compliance with this
EULA by you will cause irreparable harm
to SONY, for which monetary damages
would be inadequate, and you consent
to SONY obtaining any injunctive or
equitable relief that SONY deems
necessary or appropriate in such
circumstances. SONY may also take any
legal and technical remedies to prevent
violation of and/or to enforce this EULA,
including, but not limited to, immediate
termination of your use of the
SOFTWARE, if SONY believes in its sole
discretion that you are violating or
intend to violate this EULA. These
remedies are in addition to any other
remedies SONY may have at law, in
equity or under contract.
TERMINATION
Without prejudice to any of its other
rights, SONY may terminate this EULA if
you fail to comply with any of its terms.
In case of such termination, you must
cease all use, and destroy any copies, of
the SOFTWARE.
AMENDMENT
SONY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND
ANY OF THE TERMS OF THIS EULA AT ITS
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Additional Information
From time to time, SONY or the THIRDPARTY SUPPLIERS may automatically
update or otherwise modify the
SOFTWARE, including, but not limited
to, for purposes of enhancement of
security functions, error correction and
improvement of functions, at such time
as you interact with SONY’s or third
parties’ servers, or otherwise. Such
updates or modifications may delete or
change the nature of features or other
aspects of the SOFTWARE, including,
but not limited to, functions you may
rely upon. You acknowledge and agree
that such activities may occur at SONY’s
sole discretion and that SONY may
condition continued use of the
SOFTWARE upon your complete
installation or acceptance of such
update or modifications. Any updates/
modifications shall be deemed to be,
and shall constitute part of, the
SOFTWARE for purposes of this EULA. By
acceptance of this EULA, you consent to
such update/modification.
GOVERNING LAW AND
JURISDICTION
SOLE DISCRETION BY POSTING NOTICE
ON A SONY DESIGNATED WEB SITE, BY
EMAIL NOTIFICATION TO AN EMAIL
ADDRESS PROVIDED BY YOU, BY
PROVIDING NOTICE AS PART OF THE
PROCESS IN WHICH YOU OBTAIN
UPGRADES/UPDATES OR BY ANY OTHER
LEGALLY RECOGNIZABLE FORM OF
NOTICE. If you do not agree to the
amendment, you should promptly
contact SONY for instructions. Your
continued use of the SOFTWARE after
the effective date of any such notice
shall be deemed your agreement to be
bound by such amendment.
THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES
Each THIRD-PARTY SUPPLIER is an
express intended third-party beneficiary
of, and shall have the right to enforce,
each provision of this EULA with respect
to the SOFTWARE of such party.
Should you have any questions
concerning this EULA, you may contact
SONY by writing to SONY at applicable
contact address of each area or country.
Copyright © 2014 Sony Corporation.
Precautions
On safety
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the system, unplug the system and have
it checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
• Do not climb on the main unit and
subwoofer, as you may fall down and
injure yourself, or system damage may
result.
On power sources
• Before operating the system, check that
the operating voltage is identical to your
local power supply. The operating voltage
is indicated on the nameplate at the
bottom of the main unit.
• If you are not going to use the system for
a long time, be sure to disconnect the
system from the wall outlet (mains). To
disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead), grasp the plug itself; never pull the
cord.
• One blade of the plug is wider than the
other for the purpose of safety and will fit
into the wall outlet (mains) only one way.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, contact your dealer.
• AC power cord (mains lead) must be
changed only at a qualified service shop.
On heat buildup
Although the system heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction. If you
continuously use this system at high
volume, the system temperature at the
rear and bottom rises considerably. To
avoid burning yourself, do not touch the
system.
On placement
• Do not place the system near heat
sources or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical
shock.
• Do not place anything at the rear of the
main unit and subwoofer that might block
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On operation
Before connecting other devices, be sure
to turn off and unplug the system.
If you encounter color irregularity
on a nearby TV screen
Color irregularities may be observed on
certain types of TV sets.
If you have any question or problem
concerning your system, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Disclaimer regarding services
offered by third parties
Network services, content and the
(operating system and) software of this
product may be subject to individual terms
and conditions and changed, interrupted
or discontinued at any time and may
require fees, registration and credit card
information.
Notes on updating
This system allows you to update the
software automatically when connected to
the Internet via a wired or wireless
network.
You can add new features and use the
system with more convenience and safety
by updating the system.
If you do not want to update automatically,
you can disable the function by using
SongPal installed on your smartphone or
tablet. However, the system may update
the software automatically for reasons
such as safety, even if this function is
disabled. You can also update the software
using the settings menu when this function
is disabled. See “Using the Setup Display”
(page 49) for details.
You may not use the system while the
software is being updated.
If color irregularity is observed...
Turn off the TV set, then turn it on again
after 15 to 30 minutes.
If color irregularity is observed
again...
Place the system further away from the TV
set.
On cleaning
Clean the system with a soft, dry cloth. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring
powder, or solvent such as alcohol or
benzine.
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Additional Information
the ventilation holes and cause
malfunctions.
• Do not place metal objects other than a
TV around the system. Wireless functions
may be unstable.
• If the system is being used in combination
with a TV, VCR, or tape deck, noise may
result and picture quality may suffer. In
such a case, place the system away from
the TV, VCR, or tape deck.
• Use caution when placing the system on a
surface that has been specially treated
(with wax, oil, polish, etc.), as staining or
discoloration of the surface may result.
• Take care to avoid any possible injury
from the corners of the main unit and
subwoofer.
• The speakers of this system are not of
magnetically shielded type. Do not place
magnetic cards on the system or near it.
• When installing the subwoofer under a
sofa, you may feel sick due to vibration of
the subwoofer. In this case, adjust the
subwoofer volume or install the
subwoofer in a location other than under
a sofa.
Copyrights and Trademarks
This system incorporates Dolby* Digital
and the DTS** Digital Surround System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Dolby, Dolby Audio 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,
the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol
together are registered trademarks, and
DTS Digital Surround is a trademark of
DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition
Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo
are trademarks or registered trademarks of
HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. in the
United States and other countries.
The N Mark is a trademark or registered
trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United
States and in other countries.
Android, Google, Google Play, Chromecast
built-in and other related marks and logos
are trademarks of Google LLC.
Apple, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries. App Store is a
service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
Use of the Made for Apple badge means
that an accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to the Apple product(s)
identified in the badge, and has been
certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not
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responsible for the operation of this device
or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards.
“BRAVIA” logo is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
“ClearAudio+” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
WALKMAN® and WALKMAN® logo are
registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark or
trademark of Sony Interactive
Entertainment Inc.
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.
Opera® Devices SDK from Opera Software
ASA. Copyright 1995-2016 Opera Software
ASA. All rights reserved.
Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Access® and Wi-Fi
Alliance® are registered trademarks of WiFi Alliance.
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, WPA™, WPA2™ and WiFi Protected Setup™ are trademarks of WiFi Alliance.
LDAC™ and LDAC logo are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
LDAC is an audio coding technology
developed by Sony that enables the
transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res)
Audio content, even over a Bluetooth
connection. Unlike other Bluetooth
compatible coding technologies such as
SBC, it operates without any downconversion of the Hi-Res Audio content*,
and allows approximately three times
more data** than those other technologies
to be transmitted over a Bluetooth wireless
network with unprecedented sound
quality, by means of efficient coding and
optimized packetization.
DLNA™, the DLNA Logo and DLNA
CERTIFIED™ are trademarks, service marks,
or certification marks of the Digital Living
Network Alliance.
* excluding DSD format contents
All other trademarks are trademarks of
their respective owners.
**in comparison with SBC (Subband
Coding) when the bitrate of 990 kbps
(96/48 kHz) or 909 kbps (88.2/44.1 kHz) is
selected
This product incorporates Spotify software
which is subject to 3rd party licenses found
here*:
https://developer.spotify.com/esdkthird-party-licenses/
Spotify and Spotify logos are trademarks of
the Spotify Group.*
* Depending on the country and region,
this function may not be available.
Additional Information
This product contains software that is
subject to the GNU General Public License
(“GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public
License (“LGPL”). These establish that
customers have the right to acquire,
modify, and redistribute the source code of
said software in accordance with the terms
of the GPL or the LGPL.
For details of the GPL, LGPL and other
software licenses, please refer to [Software
License Information] in [System Settings] of
the [Setup] menu on the product.
The source code for the software used in
this product is subject to the GPL and LGPL,
and is available on the Web. To download,
please access the following:
URL:
http://oss.sony.net/Products/Linux
Please note that Sony cannot answer or
respond to any inquiries regarding the
content of this source code.
“DSEE HX” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
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Index
A
M
Audio DRC 50
Audio Output 50
Audio Return Channel (ARC) 46, 52
Audio Settings 50
Auto Home Network Access
Permission 53
Auto Standby 52
Auto Update 53
Auto Update Settings 53
Multiplex broadcast sound 43
B
Bluetooth Codec - AAC 51
Bluetooth Codec - LDAC 51
Bluetooth Mode 51
Bluetooth Settings 51
Bluetooth Standby 45, 51
N
Network 18
Network Connection Diagnostics 53
Network Connection Status 53
Network Settings 53
NFC 28
O
OSD Language 52
Output Video Resolution 50
P
PRTCT 62
Q
C
Quick Start/Network Standby 45, 52
Child lock function 44
Connection Server Settings 53
Control for HDMI 46, 52
R
D
Device List 51
Device Name 53
DSEE HX 50
E
Easy Setup 54
External Control 54
H
HDMI Settings 52
Home Network Access Control 53
I
Initialise Personal Information 54
Input Skip Setting 54
Internet Settings 53
IR-Repeater 52
Remote control 13, 45
Reset to Factory Default Settings 54,
63
Resetting 54, 63
S
Screen Settings 50
Software License Information 53
Software Update 50
Software Update Notification 53
SongPal 33
Speaker Settings 50
Subwoofer 26, 41, 58
System Information 53
System Settings 52
T
Time Zone 53
TV Audio Input Mode 52
U
Update 50
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W
Wireless Playback Quality 51
Wireless Subwoofer Connection 52
Y
YCbCr/RGB (HDMI) 50
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The software of this system may be updated in the future. To find out details on any available
updates, please visit the following URL.
www.sony.eu/support
©2017 Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia
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