Sony MHCV41D, MHC-V41D User manual

Sony MHCV41D, MHC-V41D User manual
Home Audio System
Operating Instructions
Getting Started
Disc/USB Playback
USB Transfer
Tuner
BLUETOOTH Connection
Gesture Control
Sound Adjustment
Other Operations
Additional Information
MHC-V41D
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, do not
cover the ventilation opening of
the appliance with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not expose the appliance to naked
flame sources (for example, lighted
candles).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this appliance
to dripping or splashing, and do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the appliance.
As the main plug is used to disconnect
the unit from the mains, connect the
unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in
the unit, disconnect the main plug
from the AC outlet immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
Do not expose batteries or appliances
with battery-installed to excessive
heat, such as sunshine and fire.
The unit is not disconnected from the
mains as long as it is connected to the
AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
been turned off.
Indoor use only.
For product with CE marking
The validity of the CE marking is
restricted to only those countries
where it is legally enforced, mainly in
the countries EEA (European Economic
Area).
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye hazard.
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For customers in Europe
This appliance is classified as a CLASS
1 LASER product under IEC 608251:2007. This marking is located on the
rear exterior.
Disposal of waste batteries
and electrical and electronic
equipment (applicable in the
European Union and other
European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the
product, the battery or on
the packaging indicates
that the product and the
battery shall not be
treated as household
waste. On certain batteries this symbol
might be used in combination with a
chemical symbol. The chemical
symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb)
are added if the battery contains more
than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these products and
batteries are disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment
and human health which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural
resources.
In case of products that for safety,
performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with
an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service
staff only. To ensure that the battery
and the electrical and electronic
equipment will be treated properly,
hand over these products at end-oflife to the applicable collection point
for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. For all other
batteries, please view the section on
how to remove the battery from the
product safely. Hand the battery over
to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery,
please contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the
product or battery.
Notice for customers: the
following information is only
applicable to equipment sold
in countries applying EU
directives.
This product has been manufactured
by or on behalf of Sony Corporation.
EU Importer: Sony Europe Limited.
Inquiries to the EU Importer or related
to product compliance in Europe
should be sent to the manufacturer’s
authorized representative, Sony
Belgium, bijkantoor van Sony Europe
Limited, Da Vincilaan 7-D1, 1935
Zaventem, Belgium.
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 authorization 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.
About Software version
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: ___ _ _ _ _
DVD _ _ _ _
You can check the software version
by pressing OPTIONS on the remote
control.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“SYSTEM,” then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“VERSION,” then press .
“___ _ _ _ _ DVD _ _ _ _” appears on
the display.
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.
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This system is designed to be used for
the following purposes:
•• Playing back music/video sources
on discs or USB devices
•• Transferring music to USB devices
•• Listening to radio stations
•• Listening to TV sound
•• Playing back music sources on
BLUETOOTH devices
•• Enjoying social gatherings with the
“Party Chain” function
For customers in the United
Arab Emirates
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product under IEC 60825-1:2007.
This marking is located on the rear
exterior.
For customers in Australia and
New Zealand
This equipment should be installed
and operated with at least 20 cm
and more between the radiator and
person’s body (excluding extremities:
hands, wrists, feet and ankles).
For customers in Australia and
India
Disposal of Old
Electrical & Electronic
Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union and
other European
countries with
separate collection
systems)
For customers in Singapore
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License and Trademark Notice
••
is a trademark of DVD Format/
Logo Licensing Corporation.
•• “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,”
“DVD-R,” “DVD VIDEO,” and the “CD”
logos are trademarks.
•• WALKMAN® and WALKMAN® logo
are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
•• 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.
•• This system incorporates Dolby*
Digital.
* Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby
Audio, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
•• This system incorporates HighDefinition Multimedia Interface
(HDMI™) technology. The terms
HDMI and HDMI High-Definition
Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI
Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing
Administrator, Inc. in the United
States and other countries.
•• “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
•• LDAC™ and LDAC logo are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
•• 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 N-Mark is a trademark or
registered trademark of NFC Forum,
Inc. in the United States and in other
countries.
•• Android and Google Play are
trademarks of Google LLC.
•• Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, 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.
•• Siri is a trademark of Apple Inc.
•• “Made for iPod,” and “Made for
iPhone” mean that an electronic
accessory has been designed
to connect specifically to iPod
or iPhone, respectively, and has
been certified by the developer
to meet Apple performance
standards. Apple is not responsible
for the operation of this device
or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note
that the use of this accessory with
iPod or iPhone may affect wireless
performance.
•• THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER
THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT
PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL
USE OF A CONSUMER FOR
(i) ENCODING VIDEO IN
COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4
VISUAL STANDARD (“MPEG-4
VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii)DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT
WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER
ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND
NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM
A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO
PROVIDE MPEG-4 VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL
BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER
USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
INCLUDING THAT RELATING TO
PROMOTIONAL, INTERNAL AND
COMMERCIAL USES AND LICENSING
MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA,
L.L.C.
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
•• All other trademarks are trademarks
of their respective owners.
•• In this manual, ™ and ® marks are
not specified.
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About this manual
•• This manual mainly explains
operations using the remote
control, but the same operations
can also be performed using the
buttons on the unit having the
same or similar names.
•• Icons, such as
, listed at the
top of each explanation indicate
the type of media that can be used
with the function being explained.
•• Some illustrations are presented
as conceptual drawings, and
may be different from the actual
products.
•• The items displayed on the TV
screen may vary depending on
the area.
•• The default setting is underlined.
•• The text enclosed in bracket ([--])
appears on the TV screen, and the
text enclosed in double quotation
mark (“--”) appears on the display.
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Table of Contents
About this manual.................. 6
Unpacking............................... 9
Playable discs or files on
discs/USB device.................... 9
Websites for compatible
devices...................................12
Guide to parts and
controls..................................13
Getting Started
Hooking up the system
securely..................................19
Deactivating the
demonstration...................... 20
Inserting batteries................ 20
Connecting the TV.................21
Changing the color
system................................... 23
Performing the quick
setup..................................... 23
Changing the display
mode..................................... 24
Disc/USB Playback
Before using the USB
device.................................... 25
Basic playback...................... 25
Other playback
operations............................. 26
Using the play mode............. 29
Restricting playback of
the disc (Parental Control).... 30
Viewing information of
a disc and USB device............31
Using the Setup Menu.......... 32
USB Transfer
Before using the USB
device.................................... 36
Transferring music................ 36
Tuner
Listening to the radio............ 39
BLUETOOTH Connection
About the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology..............40
Pairing this system with
a BLUETOOTH device.............41
Listening to music on
a BLUETOOTH device............ 42
Connecting this system
with multiple BLUETOOTH
devices (Multi-device
connection)........................... 43
One-touch BLUETOOTH
connection by NFC................ 43
Setting the BLUETOOTH
audio codecs.........................44
Setting the BLUETOOTH
standby mode....................... 45
Turning on or off the
BLUETOOTH signal................ 45
Controlling the system
using a smartphone or tablet
(Sony | Music Center)............46
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Getting the party started
with “Fiestable”..................... 47
Enjoying music with the party
light and speaker light...........61
Achieving and sharing
a Party People ranking and
getting bonus features with
Party King.............................. 47
Singing along: Karaoke..........61
Gesture Control
Enjoying gesture control......48
Using gesture control
during playback....................48
Creating a party atmosphere
(DJ Effect).............................. 49
Using gesture control during
the Karaoke function............50
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound.............50
Selecting the Virtual
Football mode........................51
Creating your own sound
effect......................................51
Other Operations
Using the Control for HDMI
function................................. 52
Enjoying wired playback
using multiple systems
(Wired Party Chain
function)............................... 54
Enjoying wireless playback
using multiple systems
(Wireless Party Chain
function)............................... 57
Listening to music wirelessly
with two systems
(Speaker Add function)......... 59
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Enjoying sound from a guitar
(Guitar mode)........................ 63
Enjoying hands-free calls..... 63
Using the voice-assist function
on a smartphone.................. 65
Using the Sleep Timer...........66
Using the voice guidance.....66
Using optional equipment....66
Deactivating the buttons on
the unit (Child Lock).............. 67
Setting the automatic
standby function.................. 67
Updating the software.......... 67
Additional Information
Troubleshooting...................68
Precautions........................... 78
Specifications........................80
Language code list............... 83
Unpacking
•• This unit (MHC-V41D) (1)
•• Remote control (1)
•• R03 (size AAA) batteries (2)
•• FM lead antenna (1)
•• AC power cord (mains lead) (1)
•• AC plug adaptor* (1) (supplied only
for certain areas)
* This plug adaptor is not for the use in
Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Use this
plug adaptor in the countries where it
is necessary.
Note
When unpacking the carton, be sure that
two people handle the unit. Dropping the
unit may cause personal injury and/or
property damage.
Playable discs or files
on discs/USB device
Playable discs
•• DVD VIDEO
•• DVD-R/DVD-RW in DVD VIDEO
Playable files on USB device
•• Music:
MP3 files (.mp3) 1), 2), WMA files
(.wma) 2), AAC files (.m4a/.mp4/
.3gp) 2), WAV files (.wav) 2)
•• Video:
MPEG4 files (.mp4/.m4v) 2), 3), Xvid
files (.avi)
Note
•• The discs must be in the following
format:
—— CD-ROM/-R/-RW in DATA CD format
that contains the MP3 1), 2), MPEG4 2), 3)
and Xvid files, and conforms to
ISO 9660 4) Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet
(extended format).
—— DVD-ROM/-R/-RW/+R/+RW in
DATA DVD format that contains the
MP3 1), 2), MPEG4 2), 3) and Xvid files,
and conforms to UDF (Universal Disk
Format).
•• The system will attempt to play back
any data with the extensions above,
even if it is not in the supported format.
Playing this data may generate a
loud noise which could damage your
speaker system.
1)
format or video mode
•• DVD+R/DVD+RW in DVD VIDEO
format
2)
•• VIDEO CD (Ver. 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0
discs)
•• Super VCD
•• CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM in VIDEO
3)
CD format or super VCD format
•• AUDIO CD
•• CD-R/CD-RW in AUDIO CD format
Playable files on discs
•• Music:
MP3 files (.mp3) 1), 2)
•• Video:
4)
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) is a
standard format defined by ISO/
MPEG for compressed audio data. MP3
files must be in MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3
format.
Files with copyright protection (Digital
Rights Management) cannot be played
back by the system.
MPEG4 files must be recorded in MP4
file format. Supported video codec and
audio codec are as follows:
—— Video codec: MPEG4 Simple Profile
(AVC is not supported.)
—— Audio codec: AAC-LC (HE-AAC is not
supported.)
A logical format of files and folders
on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO
(International Organization for
Standardization).
MPEG4 files (.mp4/.m4v) 2), 3), Xvid
files (.avi)
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Discs/files that cannot be played
back
•• You cannot play back the
10GB
following discs
—BDs
—
(Blu-ray Discs)
—CD-ROMs
—
recorded in PHOTO CD
format
—Data
—
part of CD-Extra or Mixed
Mode CDs*
—CD
— Graphics disc
—Super
—
Audio CDs
—DVD
—
Audio
—DATA
—
CD/DATA DVD that is
created in Packet Write format
—DVD-RAM
—
—DATA
—
CD/DATA DVD which has
not been correctly finalized
—CPRM
—
(Content Protection for
Recordable Media) compatible
DVD-R/-RW recorded in CopyOnce programs
—A
— disc that has a non-standard
shape (e.g., heart, square, star)
—A
— disc that has adhesive tape,
paper, or a sticker attached to it
•• You cannot play back the
following files
—The
—
video files which is larger
than 720 (width) × 576 (height)
pixels.
—The
—
video files with a high width
to length ratio.
—A
— WMA file in WMA DRM, WMA
Lossless, or WMA PRO format.
—An
— AAC file in AAC DRM or AAC
Lossless format.
—The
—
AAC files which is encoded
at 96 kHz.
—Files
—
that are encrypted or
protected by passwords.
—Files
—
with DRM (Digital Rights
Management) copyright
protection.
—Some
—
Xvid files that are longer
than 2 hours.
•• The MP3 PRO audio file can be
played back as MP3 file.
•• The system may not play back an
Xvid file when the file has been
combined from two or more Xvid
files.
* Mixed Mode CD: This format records
data on the first track and audio (AUDIO
CD data) on the second and subsequent
tracks of a session.
Notes on CD-R/-RW and
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW
•• In some cases, a CD-R/-RW and
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW cannot
be played back on this system
due to the recording quality or
physical condition of the disc, or
the characteristics of the recording
device and authoring software.
For more information, refer to
the operating instructions of the
recording device.
•• Some playback functions may not
work with some DVD+Rs/+RWs,
even if they have been correctly
finalized. In this case, view the disc
by normal playback.
Notes on discs
•• This product is designed to play
back discs that conform to the
Compact Disc (CD) standard.
•• DualDisc and some music discs
encoded with copyright protection
technologies do not conform to
the CD standard. Therefore, these
discs may not be compatible with
this product.
Note on multisession disc
This system can play back
continuous sessions on a disc when
they are recorded in the same
format as the first session. However,
the playback is not guaranteed.
Note on DVD VIDEO and VIDEO
CD playback operations
Some playback operations for
a DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD may
be intentionally restricted by
software producers. Therefore,
some playback features may not
be available. Be sure to read the
operating instructions of the DVD
VIDEO or VIDEO CD.
Notes on playable files
•• Playback may take a longer time
to start when:
—a
— DATA CD/DATA DVD/USB
device is recorded with a
complicated tree structure.
—the
— audio files or video files in
another folder have just been
played back.
•• The system can play back a DATA
CD/DATA DVD or a USB device in
the following conditions:
—up
— to a depth of 8 folders
—up
— to 300 folders
—up
— to 999 files in a disc
—up
— to 2,000 files in a USB device
—up
— to 650 files in a folder
These numbers may vary
depending on the file or folder
configuration.
•• Folders that have no audio files or
video files are skipped.
•• Files transferred by a device such
as a computer may not be played
back in the order in which they
were transferred.
•• The playback order may not be
applicable depending on the
software used for creating the
audio file or video file.
•• Compatibility with all encoding/
writing software of the supported
formats, recording devices,
and recording media cannot be
guaranteed.
•• Depending on the Xvid file, the
picture may be unclear or the
sound may skip.
Notes about USB devices
•• This system is not guaranteed to
operate with all USB devices.
•• Although there are a variety
of complex functions for USB
devices, the playable contents
of USB devices connected to
the system are music and video
contents only. For details, refer to
the operating instructions of the
USB device.
•• When a USB device is inserted,
the system reads all the files on
the USB device. If there are many
folders or files on the USB device,
it may take a long time to finish
reading the USB device.
•• Do not connect the system and
the USB device through a USB hub.
•• With some connected USB
devices, there may be a delay
before an operation is performed
by this system.
•• The playback order for the system
may differ from the playback order
of the connected USB device.
•• Before using a USB device, make
sure that no virus-ridden files are
on the USB device.
Region code
Your system has a region code and
will only play back a DVD VIDEO
labeled with an identical region
code or .
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Websites for
compatible devices
Check the websites below for the
latest information about compatible
USB and BLUETOOTH devices.
For customers in Latin America:
http://esupport.sony.com/LA
For customers in Europe and
Russia:
http://www.sony.eu/support
For customers in other countries/
regions:
http://www.sony-asia.com/support
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.
BLUETOOTH technology works with:
•• iPhone 7 Plus
•• iPhone 7
•• iPhone SE
•• iPhone 6s Plus
•• iPhone 6s
•• iPhone 6 Plus
•• iPhone 6
•• iPhone 5s
•• iPhone 5c
•• iPhone 5
•• iPhone 4s
•• iPod touch (6th generation)
•• iPod touch (5th generation)
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Guide to parts and controls
Unit (Front):
Unit (Rear):
 Top panel (page 14)
 Party light* (page 61)
 Disc tray (page 25)
 Connector panel (page 19)
 Tweeter × 2
 AC IN jack (page 20)
 Midrange speaker × 2
* Do not look directly at the light-emitting
parts when the speaker light and party
light are turned on.
 Subwoofer × 1
(The speaker light function
equipped*)
 Remote control sensor ( )
(page 20)
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Top panel:
You can lock the buttons except  (power) on the unit to prevent them from
being operated by mistake (page 67).
  (play) button
Press to start playback.
Hold down  for more than
2 seconds, the built-in sound
demonstration will be played
back.
 (stop) button
——Press to stop playback.
When pressed twice, resume
playback can be canceled.
——Press to stop transfer during
music transfer.
——Press to stop the built-in
sound demonstration.
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  (power) button
Press to turn on the system, or
set it to the standby mode.

(call) button (page 63)
Press to receive/end a call
when using the hands-free call
function with your BLUETOOTHconnected mobile phone.
GESTURE ON/OFF indicator
(page 48, 49, 50)
GESTURE ON/OFF button
Press to activate/deactivate
gesture control.
 BLUETOOTH indicator
(page 40)
BLUETOOTH button
Press to select the BLUETOOTH
function.
Display
 GESTURE CONTROL
(page 48, 49, 50)
 MIC1 jack (page 61)
Use to connect the microphone.
PAIRING button
Hold down to activate
BLUETOOTH pairing during the
BLUETOOTH function.
MIC2/GUITAR jack
(page 63)
Use to connect the microphone
or guitar.
FUNCTION button
Press to select a function.
 PARTY LIGHT button
(page 61)
 VOICE CHANGER button
(page 62)
MIC ECHO button (page 61)
SOUND FIELD button
(page 50)
VOCAL FADER button
(page 62)
MEGA BASS indicator
GUITAR indicator
Lights up when MEGA BASS
sound effect is selected.
Lights up when the Guitar mode
is turned on.
MEGA BASS button
(page 50)
FIESTA button (page 50)
PARTY CHAIN button
(page 56)
W.PARTY CHAIN button
(page 57)
Press to turn the Wireless Party
Chain function on.

(USB) (REC/PLAY) port
(page 25, 36)
Use to connect a USB device.
This port can be used for both
playback and music transfer.
GUITAR button (page 63)
 MIC/GUITAR LEVEL +/–
buttons (page 61, 63)


(N-Mark) (page 44)
(folder) +/– button
Press to select a folder on a data
disc or a USB device.
 VOLUME +/– button
Press to adjust the volume.
 Built-in microphone
(page 63)
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  (open/close) button
Remote control:
Press to open or close the disc
tray.
 / (go backward/go
forward) button
Press to select a track or file.
TUNING +/– button
(page 39)
 PLAYBACK button
(page 48)
DJ button (page 49)
SAMPLER button (page 49)
KARAOKE button (page 50)
 DISPLAY button (page 20,
24, 32, 39, 41)
Press to change the information
on the display.
DISPLAY* button
(page 31)
Press to view or hide the onscreen display.
SLEEP button (page 66)
 (power) button
Press to turn on the system, or
sets it to the standby mode.
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MIC LEVEL +/– buttons
(page 61)
 PARTY LIGHT button
(page 24, 61)
LIGHT MODE button
(page 61)
VOCAL FADER button
(page 62)
PLAY MODE button
(page 29, 37)
MIC ECHO button (page 61)
REPEAT/FM MODE button
(page 30, 39)
 MEGA BASS button
(page 50)
Numeric (0 – 9) buttons*, **
——Press to select a track, chapter
or file with its item number.
——Press to enter numbers or
values.
REC TO USB button
(page 37)

(folder) +/– buttons
Press to select a folder on a data
disc or a USB device.
KEY CONTROL / buttons
(page 62)
 DVD TOP MENU button
Press to display the DVD title on
the TV screen.
DVD/TUNER MENU button
(page 26, 27, 40)
RETURN button (page 26)
Press to transfer music to the
USB device connected to the
(USB) port.
CLEAR* button (page 27)
MEDIA MODE button
(page 25)
Press to enter or exit options
menu.
Press to select the media to be
played back on a data disc or
USB device.
SETUP* button (page 24,
30, 32, 52, 75)
SUBTITLE button (page 27)
AUDIO** button (page 28,
32)
ANGLE button (page 27)
OPTIONS button
/ / / buttons
Press to select the menu items.
button
Press to enter/confirm the
settings.
SCORE button (page 62)
VOICE CHANGER button
(page 62)
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 FUNCTION button
Press to select a function.
 SOUND FIELD +/– button
(page 50)
SEARCH button
(page 26)
SHIFT button
Hold down to activate the
buttons printed in pink.
 (volume) +/–** button
Press to adjust the volume.
 / (fast reverse/fast
forward) buttons (page 26)
/ (slow back/slow
forward) buttons (page 26)
TUNING +/– buttons
(page 39)
 (play)** button
Press to start playback.
/ (go backward/go
forward) buttons (page 25)
Press to select a track or file.
PRESET +/– buttons
(page 40)
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 (pause) button
Press to pause playback. To
resume playback, press .
 (stop) button
——Press to stop playback.
When pressed twice, resume
playback can be canceled.
——Press to stop transfer during
music transfer.
——Press to stop the built-in
sound demonstration.
* This button is printed in pink. To use
this button, hold down SHIFT ()
button and press this button.
** The numeric button 5/AUDIO,  +
and  buttons have a tactile dot. Use
the tactile dot as a reference when
operating the system.
Getting Started
Hooking up the system securely
Getting Started
To wall outlet
 FM ANTENNA terminal
Find a location and an
orientation that provide good
reception when you set up the
antennas.
Keep the antenna away from the
AC power cord (mains lead) and
the USB cable to avoid picking
up noise.
Extend the FM lead
antenna horizontally.
 VIDEO OUT jack
Use a video cable (not supplied)
to connect to the video input jack
of a TV or projector (page 21).
Note
Do not connect this system to the TV
through the video deck.
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 Audio input and output jacks
Use an audio cable (not supplied)
to make either connection as
follows:
•• AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN OUT L/R
jacks
—Connect
—
to the audio
input jacks of an optional
equipment.
—Connect
—
to another audio
system to enjoy the Wired
Party Chain function
(page 54).
•• AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN (TV)
L/R jacks
—Connect
—
to the audio output
jacks of a TV or an audio/
video equipment. The
sound is output through this
system.
—Connect
—
to another audio
system to enjoy the Wired
Party Chain function
(page 54).
Deactivating the
demonstration
To deactivate the demonstration
while the system is turned off, press
DISPLAY repeatedly to select the no
display mode (Power Saving mode)
(page 24).
Inserting batteries
Insert the two supplied R03 (size
AAA) batteries, matching the
polarities shown below.
Note
•• Do not mix an old battery with a new
 HDMI OUT (TV) ARC jack
Use an HDMI cable (not supplied)
to connect to the HDMI IN jack of
a TV (page 21).
 AC IN jack
Connect the AC power cord
(mains lead) (supplied) to the
unit, then to the wall outlet.
The demonstration starts
automatically.
If you press  to turn on the
system, the demonstration ends.
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one or mix different types of batteries.
•• If you do not use the remote control
for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
To operate the unit using the
remote control
Point the remote control at the unit’s
remote control sensor.
Connecting the TV
Before connecting cables, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead).
To watch video
Select the connection methods according to the jacks on your TV.
High quality
or
 Video cable (not supplied)
Getting Started
 HDMI cable* (not supplied)
Standard quality
Recommended connection
Alternative connection
* High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet
** You can listen to TV sound via the system if you connect the system to the TV’s HDMI
IN (ARC) jack. The Audio Return Channel (ARC) function enables the TV to output
sound through the system with an HDMI connection, without performing an audio
connection (connection ) (page 22). To set the Audio Return Channel (ARC)
function on this system, see [AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL] (page 36). To check the
compatibility of your TV’s Audio Return Channel (ARC) function, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your TV.
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To listen to TV sound via the system
If you do not connect the system to the TV’s HDMI IN (ARC) jack, make this
connection.
 Audio cable (not supplied)
To listen to TV sound, press FUNCTION repeatedly to select “TV.”
Hint
•• You can also enjoy the sound of external equipment (DVD players, etc.) via the system
by connecting to the AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN (TV) jack as connection  above. For
details, refer to the operating instructions of your equipment.
•• If the audio output level from the system is low when connecting the external
equipment, try adjusting the audio output settings on the connected equipment. It
may improve the audio output level. For details, refer to the operating instructions of
your equipment.
If “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR” appear on the display of the unit
When the audio input signals to the system are other than 2-channel
Linear PCM signals, the messages “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR” (indicate that
the input audio signals are unsupported) appear on the display of the unit.
In this case, select the proper audio output mode on the TV in order
to output 2-channel Linear PCM audio signals. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
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Changing the color
system
(Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
Use the buttons on the unit to
perform this operation.
1 Press  to turn on the system.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD.”
3 Hold down MEGA BASS and
MIC ECHO for more than 3
seconds.
“NTSC” or “PAL” appears on the
display.
Before using the system, you
can make the minimum basic
adjustments in the quick setup.
1 Turn on your TV and select the
input according to the
connection.
2 Press  to turn on the system.
3 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD.”
The guide message
[Press ENTER to run QUICK SETUP.]
appears at the bottom of the TV
screen.
4Press
Getting Started
Set the color system to PAL or NTSC
depending on the color system of
your TV.
Each time you perform the
procedure below, the color system
changes as follows:
NTSC  PAL
Performing the quick
setup
without loading a disc.
[LANGUAGE SETUP] appears on the
TV screen. Displayed items may vary
depending on country or region.
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD :
MENU :
AUDIO:
SUBTITLE:
ENGLISH
ENGLISH
CHINESE 1
CHINESE 2
THAI
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select a
language, then press .
[VIDEO SETUP] appears on the TV
screen.
6Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting that matches your
TV type, then press .
After [QUICK SETUP is complete.]
appears on the TV screen, the
system is ready for playback.
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To change the setting manually
See “Using the Setup Menu”
(page 32).
To quit the quick setup
Hold down SHIFT and press SETUP.
Note
The guide message appears when you
turn on the system for the first time or
after performing [RESET] (see “Returning
the setup menu settings to the default”)
(page 76).
Changing the display
mode
Press DISPLAY repeatedly while
the system is turned off.
Each time you press the button, the
display mode changes as follows.
Demonstration
The messages about the main
features of this system scrolls across
the display and the illumination
turns on.
To turn off the illumination, press
PARTY LIGHT.
No display (Power Saving mode)
The display is turned off to conserve
power.
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For USB function:
Connect a USB device to the (USB)
port.
Disc/USB Playback
Before using the USB
device
Basic playback
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD” or “USB.”
2 Prepare the playback source.
For DVD/CD function:
Press  on the unit to open the disc
tray and load a disc with the label
facing up on the disc tray.
When you play back an 8 cm disc
such as a CD single, place it on
the inner circle of the tray.
Press  on the unit again to close
the disc tray.
Do not forcibly push the disc tray to
close it as this may cause a
malfunction.
3 (
only)
Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly
to select the media type
([MUSIC]/[VIDEO]) you want.
4Press  to start playback.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop playback Press .
Pause
playback
Press .
Resume
playback or
return to
normal
playback
Press .
Cancel the
resume point
Press  twice.
Disc/USB Playback
For compatible USB devices, see
“Websites for compatible devices”
(page 12).
(You can use your Apple devices
with this system via BLUETOOTH
connection only.)
Note
You can use a USB adaptor (not
supplied) to connect the USB device
to the unit if the USB device cannot be
plugged into the (USB) port.
Select a track, Press  or 
file, chapter or during playback.
scene
Or, hold down SHIFT
and press the numeric
buttons, then
press .
(Operation might be
prohibited by disc or
USB device.)
To use the gesture control
during playback
See “Using gesture control during
playback” (page 48).
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To play from a specific file
1 Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly to
select [MUSIC] or [VIDEO].
2 Press SEARCH to display the
folder list.
3 Press
To
Do this
Return to
Press RETURN.
folder list when
in file list
Locate a point
quickly in fast
forward or fast
reverse (Lock
Search)
Press  or 
during playback.
Each time you press
 or , the
playback speed
changes.
Watch frame
by frame
(Slow-motion
Play)
Press , then press
or .
Each time you press
or , the playback
speed changes.
/ repeatedly to select
the folder you want.
4 Press
to display the file list.
Searching a specific track
Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to select the track
you want to play back, then press
.
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the file you want, then press .
Other playback
operations
Depending on the type of disc or file,
the function may not work.
To
Do this
View DVD
menu
Press
DVD/TUNER MENU.
View folder list Press SEARCH.
or file list
Press SEARCH again to
turn off the folder list
or file list.
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To search using the SEARCH
button
1 Press SEARCH to display the track
list.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the track you want to play back,
then press .
Searching a specific title/
chapter/scene/track/index
1 Press SEARCH repeatedly during
playback to select the search
mode.
2 Hold down SHIFT and press the
Playback starts.
Note
•• For VIDEO CD with PBC playback, press
1 Press DVD/TUNER MENU.
2 Press / / / , or hold down
SHIFT and press the numeric
buttons, to select the title or item
you want to play back, then
press .
Changing the camera angles
Press ANGLE repeatedly during
playback to select the camera
angle you want.
SEARCH to search the scene.
•• For VIDEO CD without PBC playback,
press SEARCH to search the track and
index.
To search for a particular point
using the time code
1 Press SEARCH repeatedly during
Selecting the subtitle setting
Disc/USB Playback
numeric buttons to enter the
title, chapter, scene, track, or
index number you want, then
press .
To search using the DVD menu
Press SUBTITLE repeatedly during
playback to select the subtitle
language you want or turn off the
subtitle.
playback to select the time
search mode.
2 Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to enter the
time code, then press .
Example: To find a scene at 2 hours,
10 minutes, and 20 seconds after the
beginning, hold down SHIFT and
press 2, 1, 0, 2, 0 ([2:10:20]).
If you make a mistake, hold down
SHIFT and press CLEAR to cancel the
number.
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Changing the language/sound
Press AUDIO repeatedly during
playback to select the audio
format or mode you want.
DVD VIDEO
You can select audio format
or language when the source
contains multiple audio formats or
multilingual audio.
When 4 digits are displayed, they
indicate a language code. See
“Language code list” (page 83)
to confirm which language the
code represents. When the same
language is displayed two or more
times, the DVD VIDEO is recorded in
multiple audio formats.
VIDEO CD/AUDIO CD/audio file
You can use the PBC (Playback
Control) menu to enjoy the
interactive features of VIDEO CD
(VIDEO CD Version 2.0 and Super
VCD).
1 Press  to play a VIDEO CD
with PBC functions.
The PBC menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to select the
item number you want, then
press .
3 Continue playback according to
the instructions on the menu.
You can change the sound output.
•• [STEREO]: The standard stereo
sound.
•• [1/L]/[2/R]: The monaural sound
of the left or right channel.
PBC playback is canceled when Repeat
Play is activated.
SUPER VIDEO CD
1 Press  or , or hold down
•• [1:STEREO]: The stereo sound of
audio track 1.
•• [1:1/L]/[1:2/R]: The monaural
sound of the left or right channel
of audio track 1.
•• [2:STEREO]: The stereo sound of
audio track 2.
•• [2:1/L]/[2:2/R]: The monaural
sound of the left or right channel
of audio track 2.
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Playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions
Note
To cancel PBC playback
SHIFT and press the numeric
buttons, to select a track when
playback is stopped.
2 Press  or
.
Playback starts from the selected
track.
To return to PBC playback
Press  twice, then press .
Multi-disc resume play
Note
To play back from the beginning of the
disc, press  twice, then press .
Using the play mode
Playing in sequential order
(Normal Play)
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly.
 When playing a disc
•• [DISC]: plays the disc.
•• [FOLDER]*: plays all playable files
in the specified folder on the disc.
* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.
 When playing a USB device
•• [ONE USB DEVICE]: plays the USB
device.
•• [FOLDER]: plays all playable files
in the specified folder on the USB
device.
display when Normal Play is set to
[DISC] or [ONE USB DEVICE].
•• “FLDR” lights up on the display when
Normal Play is set to [FOLDER].
Playing in random order
(Shuffle Play)
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly.
 When playing a disc
•• [DISC (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all audio
files on the disc.
•• [FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]*: shuffles all
audio files in the specified folder
on the disc.
Disc/USB Playback
This system can store playback
resume points for up to 6 discs and
resumes playback when you insert
the same disc again. If you store a
playback resume point for the 7th
disc, the resume point for the first
disc will be deleted.
To activate this function,
set [MULTI-DISC RESUME]
in [SYSTEM SETUP] to [ON]
(page 35).
Note
•• “FLDR” and “SHUF” light off on the
* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.
 When playing a USB device
•• [ONE USB DEVICE (SHUFFLE)]:
shuffles all audio files on the USB
device.
•• [FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all
audio files in the specified folder
on the USB device.
Note
•• “SHUF” lights up on the display when
Shuffle Play is set to [DISC (SHUFFLE)] or
[ONE USB DEVICE (SHUFFLE)].
•• “FLDR” and “SHUF” lights up on the
display when Shuffle Play is set to
[FOLDER (SHUFFLE)].
•• Shuffle Play cannot be performed for
video files.
•• Shuffle Play is canceled when you:
—— open the disc tray.
—— perform Synchronized Transfer.
—— change the Media mode.
•• Shuffle Play may be canceled when you
select a folder or a track to play back.
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Playing repeatedly (Repeat
Play)
Press REPEAT/FM MODE
repeatedly.
Depending on the type of disc or file,
some settings may not be available.
•• [OFF]: does not play back
repeatedly.
•• [ALL]: repeats all tracks or files in
the selected play mode.
•• [DISC]: repeats all contents (DVD
VIDEO and VIDEO CD only).
•• [TITLE]: repeats the current title
(DVD VIDEO only).
•• [CHAPTER]: repeats the current
chapter (DVD VIDEO only).
•• [TRACK]: repeats the current track.
•• [FILE]: repeats the current video
file.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT/FM MODE repeatedly
to select [OFF].
Note
•• “
” lights up on the display when
Repeat Play is set to [ALL] or [DISC].
•• “
” lights up on the display when
Repeat Play is set to [TITLE], [CHAPTER],
[TRACK] or [FILE].
•• You cannot perform Repeat Play with
VIDEO CD during PBC playback.
•• Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you
cannot perform Repeat Play.
•• Repeat Play is canceled when you
—— open the disc tray.
—— turn off the system (DVD VIDEO and
VIDEO CD only).
—— change the function (DVD VIDEO and
VIDEO CD only).
—— perform Synchronized Transfer.
—— change the Media mode.
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Restricting playback of
the disc (Parental
Control)
You can restrict playback of
DVD VIDEOs according to a
predetermined level. Scenes may be
skipped or replaced with different
scenes.
1 When playback is stopped, hold
down SHIFT and press SETUP.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[SYSTEM SETUP] and press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[PARENTAL CONTROL], then
press .
4Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to enter or
re-enter your 4-digit password,
then press .
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[STANDARD], then press .
6Press
/ repeatedly to select a
geographic area as the playback
limitation level, then press .
The area is selected.
When you select [OTHERS], enter
the area code for the geographic
area you want according to the
“Parental Control area code list”
(page 84) by holding down SHIFT
and press the numeric buttons.
7 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[LEVEL], then press .
8Press
/ repeatedly to select
the level you want, then press
.
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
To turn off the parental control
function
Viewing information of
a disc and USB device
Information on the TV screen
Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in Step 8.
To play back a disc for which the
parental control is set
1 Load the disc and press .
The display for entering your
password appears on the TV screen.
2 Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to enter or
re-enter your 4-digit password,
then press .
The system starts playback.
If you forget your password
Remove the disc and repeat Steps
1 to 3 of “Restricting playback
of the disc (Parental Control)”
(page 30). Hold down SHIFT and
press the numeric buttons to enter a
password “199703,” then press .
Follow the on-screen instructions
and enter a new 4-digit password.
Then, reload the disc and press .
You need to enter your new
password again.
Disc/USB Playback
Hold down SHIFT and press
DISPLAY repeatedly during
playback.
 Playback information
Playing time and remaining time
 Bit rate
 File type
 Playback status
 Title*/track/file name**
 Album*/folder name**/
chapter/index number
 Artist name*, **
Appears when playing an audio
file.
* If an audio file has an ID3 tag, the
system will display an album name/
title name/artist name from the ID3 tag
information. The system can support
ID3 ver 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3.
** If the name contains characters which
cannot be displayed, those characters
will be displayed as “_”.
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Note
•• Depending on the source being played,
—— some information may not be
displayed.
—— some characters cannot be
displayed.
•• Depending on the play mode, the
information displayed may be different.
To display the audio format
information in DVD VIDEOs and
video files
Press AUDIO repeatedly during
playback.
Information on the display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when
the system is turned on.
You can view the information as
follows:
—playing
—
time/remaining time of
track, title, chapter
—scene
—
number
—file
— name, folder name
—title,
—
artist and album information
Note
•• The disc name or track name may
not be displayed depending on the
characters.
•• Playing time of audio files and video
files may not be displayed correctly.
•• The elapsed playing time for an audio
file encoded using a VBR (variable bit
rate) is not displayed correctly.
Using the Setup Menu
You can make various adjustments
to items such as picture and sound.
Displayed items vary depending on
the country or region.
Note
Playback settings stored in the disc take
priority over the setup menu settings.
Therefore, some of the setup menu
settings may not be performed.
1 When playback is stopped in
the DVD/CD or USB function,
hold down SHIFT and press
SETUP.
The setup menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[LANGUAGE SETUP],
[VIDEO SETUP], [AUDIO SETUP],
[SYSTEM SETUP] or
[HDMI SETUP], then press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the item you want, then press
.
4Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting you want, then press
.
The setting is selected and setup is
completed.
To exit the menu
Hold down SHIFT and press SETUP.
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S etting the language
– [LANGUAGE SETUP]
[OSD]
Sets the language of the on-screen
display.
[MENU]
S etting the TV screen
– [VIDEO SETUP]
[TV TYPE]
[16:9]: Selects this when you
connect a wide-screen TV or a TV
with a wide-mode function.
Sets the language for the DVD
menu.
Switches the language of the sound
track.
When you select [ORIGINAL], the
language given priority in the disc is
selected.
[SUBTITLE]
Switches the language of the
subtitle recorded in the DVD VIDEO.
When you select [AUDIO FOLLOW],
the language for the subtitles
changes according to the language
you selected for the sound track.
Note
[4:3 LETTER BOX]: Selects this
when you connect a 4:3 screen TV
that does not have a wide-mode
function. This setting displays a wide
picture with black bands on the top
and bottom.
Disc/USB Playback
[AUDIO]
[4:3 PAN SCAN]: Selects this
when you connect a 4:3 screen TV
that does not have a wide-mode
function. This setting displays a fullheight picture on the entire screen,
with trimmed sides.
If you select [OTHERS] in [MENU],
[AUDIO], and [SUBTITLE], enter a
language code from the “Language
code list” (page 83) using the numeric
buttons.
[4:3 OUTPUT]
[FULL]: Selects this when you
connect a TV with a wide-mode
function. Displays a 4:3 screen
picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even on a
wide-screen TV.
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[NORMAL]: Changes the picture
size to fit the screen size with the
original picture aspect ratio. This
setting displays black bands on the
left and right side if you display a 4:3
screen picture.
[FRAME]: The picture, including
subjects that do not move
dynamically, is output in high
resolution.
S etting the audio options
– [AUDIO SETUP]
[COLOR SYSTEM(VIDEO CD)]
(Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
Sets the color system (PAL or NTSC).
[AUTO]: Outputs the video signal
according to the color system of the
disc. Select this setting if your TV
uses a DUAL system.
[PAL]: Changes the video signal of
an NTSC disc and output it in PAL
system.
[NTSC]: Changes the video signal
of a PAL disc and output it in NTSC
system.
For details, see “Changing the color
system” (page 23).
[BLACK LEVEL]
(Latin American model only)
Selects the black level (setup level)
for the video signals output from the
VIDEO OUT jack.
[ON]: Sets the black level of the
output signal to the standard level.
[OFF]: Lowers the standard black
level. Use this when the picture
becomes too white.
[PAUSE MODE]
[AUTO]: The picture, including
subjects that move dynamically, is
output with no jitter. Normally select
this setting.
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[AUDIO DRC]
(Dynamic Range Compression)
Useful for watching movies at low
volume late at night.
[OFF]: Off.
[STANDARD]: The dynamic range
is compressed as intended by the
recording engineer.
[TRACK SELECTION]
Gives priority to the sound track
which contains the highest number
of channels when you play back a
DVD VIDEO on which multiple audio
formats (PCM, MPEG audio, or Dolby
Digital) are recorded.
[OFF]: No priority given.
[AUTO]: Priority given.
[A/V SYNC]
(Video files only)
[OFF]: Does not adjust.
[ON]: Adjusts the delay between
picture and sound when the sound
does not synchronize with the
displayed picture.
[DOWNMIX]
Selects the audio output signal for
playing a multi-channel audio.
[NORMAL]: Outputs multi-channel
audio into a 2-channel stereo signal.
[DOLBY SURROUND]: Outputs
multi-channel audio into a
2-channel surround signal.
Note
This function only works for the
HDMI OUT (TV) ARC jack.
S etting the system
– [SYSTEM SETUP]
[BACKGROUND]
Selects the background color or
picture to be displayed on the TV
screen.
[JACKET PICTURE]: The jacket
picture (still picture) recorded on the
disc appears in the background.
[GRAPHICS]: A preset picture
stored in the system appears in the
background.
[BLUE]: The background color is
blue.
[BLACK]: The background color is
black.
[PARENTAL CONTROL]
Sets the playback restrictions. For
details, see “Restricting playback
of the disc (Parental Control)”
(page 30).
[ON]: Stores the resume playback
point in the memory for up to
6 discs.
[OFF]: Playback starts at the resume
playback point only for the current
disc in the system.
[RESET]
Returns the setup menu settings to
the default settings. For details, see
“Returning the setup menu settings
to the default” (page 76).
S etting the HDMI options
– [HDMI SETUP]
[HDMI RESOLUTION]
Selects the TV output resolution
when the TV is connected via HDMI
cable.
[AUTO(1920×1080p)]: Outputs
video signals according to the
resolution of the TV.
[1920×1080i]/[1280×720p]/
[720×480p]*/[720×480/576p]**:
Outputs video signals according to
the selected resolution setting.
Disc/USB Playback
[SCREEN SAVER]
The screen saver will help prevent
your display device from becoming
damaged (ghosting). Press  +/– to
exit the screen saver.
[ON]: The screen saver image
appears if you do not operate the
system for about 15 minutes.
[OFF]: Turns off the function. The
screen saver image does not appear.
[MULTI-DISC RESUME]
* For Latin American models only.
** For other models.
[YCBCR/RGB(HDMI)]
[YCBCR]: Outputs YCBCR video
signals.
[RGB]: Outputs RGB video signals.
[AUDIO(HDMI)]
[AUTO]: Outputs audio signals in
original format from HDMI OUT
(TV) ARC jack.
[PCM]: Outputs 2-channel Linear
PCM signals from HDMI OUT
(TV) ARC jack.
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[CONTROL FOR HDMI]
[ON]: The Control for HDMI function
is enabled. You can operate
mutually between system and TV
connected with an HDMI cable.
[OFF]: Off.
[AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL]
Set this function when the system
is connected to a TV’s HDMI IN
jack that is compatible with the
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
function. This function is available
when you set [CONTROL FOR HDMI]
to [ON].
[ON]: You can listen to TV sound
from the speakers of the system.
[OFF]: Off.
[STANDBY LINKED TO TV]
This function is available when you
set [CONTROL FOR HDMI] to [ON].
[AUTO]: When you turn off the TV,
the system turns off automatically
under the following conditions:
——while playing video in the DVD/CD
or USB function.
——when audio playback is stopped in
the DVD/CD or USB function.
——when the TV function is selected.
[ON]: The system turns off
automatically when you turn off the
TV regardless of the function.
[OFF]: The system does not turn off
when you turn off the TV.
USB Transfer
Before using the USB
device
For compatible USB devices, see
“Websites for compatible devices”
(page 12).
(You can use your Apple devices
with this system via BLUETOOTH
connection only.)
Transferring music
You can transfer music from a disc
(AUDIO CD or MP3 disc only) to a
USB device connected to the (USB)
port.
The audio format of files transferred
by this system is MP3.
Note
•• Do not remove the USB device during
transfer or erase operations. Doing so
may corrupt the data on the USB device
or damage the USB device itself.
•• MP3 files are transferred with the same
bit rate as the original files.
•• When transferring from AUDIO CD,
you may select the bit rate before
transferring.
•• USB transfer and erase operations are
prohibited when the disc tray is opened.
Note on copyright-protected content
The transferred music is limited to private
use only. Use of the music beyond this
limit requires permission of the copyright
holders.
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To select the bit rate
You can select a higher bit rate to
transfer music with better quality.
1 Press OPTIONS.
The options menu appears on the
display.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“BIT RATE,” then press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the bit rate you want, then press
.
•• “128 KBPS”: encoded MP3 files
Transferring music from a disc
You can transfer music to a USB
device connected to (USB) port as
follows:
•• Synchronized Transfer: transfers
all tracks or MP3 files from a disc
to USB.
•• REC1 Transfer: transfers a single
track or MP3 file during playback.
1 Connect a transferable USB
device to the (USB) port.
Note
You can use a USB adaptor (not
supplied) to connect the USB device
to the unit if the USB device cannot be
plugged into the (USB) port.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD,” then load a
disc.
Synchronized Transfer:
If the system starts playback
automatically, press  twice to stop
the playback fully.
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly to select the
play mode you want.
Note
If you start transferring in Shuffle Play
or Repeat Play, the selected play mode
changes to Normal Play automatically.
REC1 Transfer:
Select the track or MP3 file you want
to transfer, then start playback.
4Press REC TO USB.
“PUSH ENTER” appears on the
display.
5 Press
USB Transfer
have smaller file size and lower
audio quality.
•• “256 KBPS”: encoded MP3 files
have bigger file size but higher
audio quality.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
3 Prepare the sound source.
.
The transfer starts, then
“DO NOT REMOVE” appears on the
display. Do not remove the USB
device until the transfer is complete.
When the transfer is complete, the
system performs as follows:
Synchronized Transfer:
The disc stops automatically.
REC1 Transfer:
The disc continues to play the next
track or file.
To stop transfer
Press .
Notes on transfer
•• You cannot transfer MP3 files on a UDF
(Universal Disk Format) formatted disc
to the USB device.
•• While transferring, no sound is output.
•• CD-TEXT information is not transferred
to the created MP3 files.
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•• The transfer stops automatically if:
—— the USB device runs out of space
during transfer.
—— the number of audio files or folders
on the USB device reaches the limit
that the system can recognize.
•• If a folder or file that you are trying
to transfer already exists on the
USB device with the same name, a
sequential number is added after the
name without overwriting the original
folder or file.
•• You cannot perform the following
operations during transfer:
—— Eject the disc.
—— Select another track or file.
—— Pause playback or find a point in the
track or file.
—— Change the function.
•• When transferring music to a
WALKMAN® using “Media Manager for
WALKMAN,” be sure to transfer in MP3
format.
•• When connecting a WALKMAN® to
the system, be sure to connect after
the display “Creating Library” or
“Creating Database” on the WALKMAN®
has disappeared.
Folder and file generation
rules
Maximum number of MP3 files
that can be generated
•• 298 folders
•• 650 files in a folder
•• 650 files in REC1-CD or REC1-MP3
folder
These numbers may vary depending
on the file or folder configuration.
When transferring to a USB device,
a “MUSIC” folder is created directly
below “ROOT.” Folders and files are
generated within this “MUSIC” folder
according to the transfer method
and source as follows:
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Synchronized Transfer
 When transferring all tracks
from an AUDIO CD
Folder name: “CDDA0001”*
File name: “TRACK001”*
 When transferring MP3 files
from a disc
Folder name: Same as the source
File name: Same as the source
REC1 Transfer
 When transferring a track from
an AUDIO CD
Folder name: “REC1-CD”
File name: “TRACK001”*
 When transferring an MP3 file
from a disc
Folder name: “REC1-MP3”
File name: Same as the source
* Folder and file numbers are assigned
serially thereafter.
Erasing audio files or folders
on the USB device
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “USB.”
2 Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly
to select [MUSIC].
3 When playback is stopped,
press OPTIONS.
The options menu appears on the
display.
4Press
/ repeatedly to select
“ERASE,” then press .
The folder list is displayed on the TV
screen.
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select a
folder, then press .
The file list is displayed on the TV
screen.
6Press
/ repeatedly to select
an audio file you want to erase,
then press .
If you want to erase all the audio
files in the folder, select
[ALL TRACKS] on the list.
“FOLDER ERASE” or “TRACK ERASE”
and “PUSH ENTER” appear on the
display.
To cancel erase operations, press .
7 Press
.
Note
•• You can erase the supported audio file,
MP4 format file, and 3GP format file
only.
•• You cannot erase audio files or folders
when Shuffle Play has been selected.
Set the play mode to Normal Play
before erasing.
•• Erase operation is prohibited when the
disc tray is opened.
Listening to the radio
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “TUNER FM.”
2 Tune to a station.
For automatic scanning:
Hold down TUNING +/– until the
frequency begins to change on the
display.
Scanning stops automatically when
a station is tuned in. “ST” (for FM
stereo programs only) lights up on
the display.
If scanning does not stop, press 
to stop scanning. Then, perform
manual tuning (below).
Tuner
“COMPLETE” appears on the display.
To exit the options menu, press .
Tuner
For manual tuning:
Press TUNING +/– repeatedly to
tune to the station you want.
Note
When you tune to an FM station that
provides RDS services, information such
as the service name or station name is
provided by broadcasts. You can check
the RDS information by pressing DISPLAY
repeatedly.
Hint
To reduce static noise on a weak FM
stereo station, press REPEAT/FM MODE
repeatedly until “ST” disappears from the
display. You will lose the stereo effect, but
reception will improve.
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Presetting radio stations
You can store up to 20 FM stations
as your favorite stations.
1 Tune to the station you want.
2 Press DVD/TUNER MENU.
3 Press / repeatedly to select
the preset number you want,
then press .
“COMPLETE” appears on the display
and the station is stored.
If another station is already
assigned to the selected preset
number, that station is replaced by
the new one.
To listen to the preset station
Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to
select the preset number you want.
Alternatively, hold down SHIFT and
press the numeric buttons, then
press .
BLUETOOTH Connection
About the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology
BLUETOOTH wireless technology is
a short-range wireless technology
that enables wireless data
communication between digital
devices.
Supported BLUETOOTH version,
profiles and codecs
For details, see “BLUETOOTH
section” (page 81).
Compatible BLUETOOTH devices
For details, see “Websites for
compatible devices” (page 12).
About the BLUETOOTH
indicator
The BLUETOOTH indicator on the
unit lights up or flashes in blue to
show the BLUETOOTH status.
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System status
Indicator status
BLUETOOTH
standby
BLUETOOTH
pairing
BLUETOOTH
connection is
established
Flashing slowly
Flashing quickly
Lit up
Pairing this system
with a BLUETOOTH
device
Pairing is an operation where
BLUETOOTH devices register with
each other beforehand. Once a
pairing operation is performed, it
does not need to be performed
again.
If your device is an NFC-compatible
smartphone, the manual pairing
procedure is not necessary. (See
“One-touch BLUETOOTH connection
by NFC” (page 43).)
1 Place the BLUETOOTH device
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “BLUETOOTH.”
Hint
•• When there is no pairing information
on the system (for example, when
you use the BLUETOOTH function
for the first time after purchase),
“PAIRING” flashes on the display and
the system enters the pairing mode.
Proceed to Step 4.
•• If the system is connected to
a BLUETOOTH device, press
BLUETOOTH on the unit to terminate
the connection.
3 Hold down
PAIRING on the
unit for 2 seconds or more.
“PAIRING” flashes on the display.
4Perform the pairing procedure
on the BLUETOOTH device.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your BLUETOOTH
device.
display of the BLUETOOTH
device.
Perform this step within 5 minutes,
otherwise pairing will be canceled.
In this case, repeat from Step 3.
Note
If passkey is required on the
BLUETOOTH device, enter “0000.”
“Passkey” may be called “Passcode,”
“PIN code,” “PIN number,” or
“Password.”
6Establish connection with the
BLUETOOTH device.
When pairing is completed and the
BLUETOOTH connection is
established, BLUETOOTH device
name appears on the display.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device, connection may start
automatically after pairing is
completed.
You can check the BLUETOOTH
device address by pressing DISPLAY
repeatedly.
Note
•• You can pair up to 8 BLUETOOTH
devices. If the 9th BLUETOOTH device is
paired, the oldest paired device will be
deleted.
•• If you want to pair with another
BLUETOOTH device, repeat Steps 1 to 6.
•• If the last connected BLUETOOTH device
is nearby, a BLUETOOTH connection will
be established automatically and the
BLUETOOTH device name appears on
the display.
BLUETOOTH Connection
within 1 meter from the unit.
5 Select “MHC-V41D” on the
To cancel the pairing operation
Hold down PAIRING on the
unit for 2 seconds or more until
“BLUETOOTH” appears on the
display.
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To erase pairing information
You can erase all pairing information
by resetting the system. See
“Resetting the system” (page 76).
Note
After you reset the system, it may not be
able to connect with your iPhone/iPod
touch. In this case, delete the pairing
information for the system from your
iPhone/iPod touch, and then perform the
pairing operation again.
Listening to music on a
BLUETOOTH device
You can enjoy listening to music on
the BLUETOOTH device and control
the playback of the BLUETOOTH
device by using the buttons on the
unit or remote control.
Check the following before playing
music:
—The
—
BLUETOOTH function of the
BLUETOOTH device is turned on.
—Pairing
—
has been completed
(page 41).
Once the system and the
BLUETOOTH device are connected,
you can control playback by
pressing , , , / and
/.
1 Press BLUETOOTH on the unit to
select the BLUETOOTH function.
“BLUETOOTH” appears on the
display.
2 Establish connection with the
BLUETOOTH device.
Press BLUETOOTH on the unit to
connect to the last connected
BLUETOOTH device.
Perform the BLUETOOTH connection
from the BLUETOOTH device if the
device is not connected.
Once the connection is established,
the BLUETOOTH device name
appears on the display.
3 Press  to start playback.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device,
——you may need to press  twice.
——you may need to start playing an
audio source on the BLUETOOTH
device.
4Adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume of the
BLUETOOTH device first. If the
volume level is still too low, adjust
the volume level on the system.
Note
When the system is not connected to
any BLUETOOTH device, the system
will connect to the last connected
BLUETOOTH device automatically when
you press BLUETOOTH on the unit or .
To use the gesture control
during playback
See “Using gesture control during
playback” (page 48).
To terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection
Press BLUETOOTH on the unit.
“BLUETOOTH” appears on the
display.
Note
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Depending on the BLUETOOTH device,
the BLUETOOTH connection may be
terminated automatically when you stop
playback.
Connecting this system
with multiple
BLUETOOTH devices
(Multi-device
connection)
To pair with a second or third
device
Repeat Steps 1 to 6 of “Pairing this
system with a BLUETOOTH device”
(page 41).
To switch the playback source
During playback from a connected
BLUETOOTH device, launch playback
on another connected BLUETOOTH
device. The system will output
the sound from the most recent
playback device.
Note
•• Operations may vary depending on
the BLUETOOTH devices. A BLUETOOTH
device may not be connectable
depending on the combination
of devices. For details, refer to the
operating instructions for the devices.
•• If you try to connect a 4th BLUETOOTH
device, the oldest playback device will
be disconnected.
you may not be able to make three
BLUETOOTH connections at the same
time.
•• You cannot establish a multi-device
connection when using the Wireless
Party Chain function, Speaker Add
function or hands-free call function.
To disconnect any BLUETOOTH
device from a multi-device
connection
Terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection on the BLUETOOTH
device that you want to disconnect.
To disconnect all BLUETOOTH
devices from a multi-device
connection
Press BLUETOOTH on the unit.
One-touch BLUETOOTH
connection by NFC
NFC (Near Field Communication)
is a technology enabling shortrange wireless communication
between various devices, such as
smartphones and IC tags.
When you touch the system with an
NFC-compatible smartphone, the
system automatically:
—turns
—
on in the BLUETOOTH
function.
—completes
—
the pairing and
BLUETOOTH connection.
BLUETOOTH Connection
Up to 3 BLUETOOTH devices can
be connected to the system at the
same time with an A2DP/AVRCP
connection.
Before pairing subsequent
BLUETOOTH devices, make sure
that the BLUETOOTH function is
selected on the system and the first
BLUETOOTH device is connected to
the system.
•• Depending on the BLUETOOTH devices,
Compatible smartphones
Smartphones with a built-in NFC
function (OS: Android 2.3.3 or
later, excluding Android 3.x)
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Note
•• The system can only recognize and
connect to one NFC-compatible
smartphone at a time. If you try to
connect another NFC-compatible
smartphone to the system, the currently
connected NFC-compatible smartphone
will be disconnected.
•• Depending on your NFC-compatible
smartphone, you may need to turn
on the smartphone’s NFC function
in advance. For details, refer to
the operating instructions for the
smartphone.
1 Touch the smartphone to the
N-Mark on the unit until the
smartphone responds to the
system.
—— Unlock the screen of the smartphone.
To terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection
Touch the smartphone to the
N-Mark on the unit again.
Setting the BLUETOOTH
audio codecs
You can enable AAC, LDAC or SBC
codec from BLUETOOTH device.
AAC/LDAC can be selected only
when the BLUETOOTH device
supports AAC/LDAC.
1 Press OPTIONS.
The options menu appears on the
display.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“BT CODEC,” then press .
3 Press
Complete the connection by
following the instructions displayed
on the smartphone.
When the BLUETOOTH connection is
established, the name of
smartphone will appear on the
display.
2 Start playback of an audio
source on the smartphone.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions for your BLUETOOTH
device.
Hint
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If BLUETOOTH pairing is not successful, try
the following.
—— Remove the smartphone from the
case if using a commercially available
smartphone case.
—— Touch the smartphone to the N-Mark
on the unit again.
/ repeatedly to select
the setting, then press .
•• “AUTO”: Enable reception in AAC
or LDAC codec format depending
on the BLUETOOTH device’s
capabilities.
•• “SBC”: Receive in SBC codec
format.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Note
•• You can enjoy high quality sound if AAC
or LDAC is selected. If you cannot listen
to AAC or LDAC sound from your device
or the sound is interrupted, select “SBC.”
•• If you change this setting while the
system is connected to a BLUETOOTH
device, the BLUETOOTH device will
be disconnected. To connect to the
BLUETOOTH device, perform the
BLUETOOTH connection again.
Hint
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
down-conversion 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.
* Excluding DSD format contents.
** In comparison with SBC (Subband
Coding) when the bitrate of 990 kbps
(96/48 kHz) or 909 kbps (88.2/44.1 kHz)
is selected.
The BLUETOOTH standby mode
enables the system to turn on
automatically when you establish a
BLUETOOTH connection.
1 Press OPTIONS.
The options menu appears on the
display.
You can connect to the system
from a paired BLUETOOTH device
in all functions when the system’s
BLUETOOTH signal is set to on. This
setting is turned on by default.
Use the buttons on the unit to
perform this operation.
Hold down MEGA BASS and +
for about 3 seconds.
“BT ON” or “BT OFF” appears on the
display.
Note
•• You cannot perform the following
operations if you turn off the
BLUETOOTH signal:
—— Pairing and/or connecting with a
BLUETOOTH device
—— Using “Sony | Music Center” via a
BLUETOOTH connection
—— Changing the BLUETOOTH audio
codecs
•• If you touch the N-Mark on the
top panel of the unit with an NFCcompatible smartphone or set the
BLUETOOTH standby mode to on,
the BLUETOOTH signal will turn on
automatically.
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Setting the BLUETOOTH
standby mode
Turning on or off the
BLUETOOTH signal
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“BT STBY,” then press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting, then press .
•• “ON”: The system turns on
automatically even when the
system is in the standby mode.
•• “OFF”: Turns off this function.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
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Controlling the
system using a
smartphone or
tablet (Sony |
Music Center)
“Sony | Music Center” is a
dedicated app for operating
audio devices manufactured
by Sony and compatible with
“Sony | Music Center” using a
smartphone or tablet. You can
easily find it in Google Play or
the App Store by searching
“Sony | Music Center.” Search
for “Sony | Music Center” on
Google Play or the App Store and
download it using your smartphone
or tablet.
“Sony | Music Center” allows you to:
—switch
—
between the functions of
the system, control the playback
of a disc/USB device, and tune in
to FM stations.
—browse
—
music content on a disc/
USB device.
—view
—
information for disc/USB
devices such as playing time and
title.
—adjust
—
the volume and change
sound settings.
—control
—
multiple systems when
using the Wireless Party Chain
function.
1 Search for “Sony | Music Center”
or scan the two-dimensional
code below.
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2 Download the
“Sony | Music Center” app to
your device.
3 Connect the system and device
via a BLUETOOTH connection
(page 41).
4Launch “Sony | Music Center”
and follow the on-screen
instructions.
Note
•• We recommend that you use the latest
version of “Sony | Music Center.”
•• If the “Sony | Music Center” application
does not work properly, press
BLUETOOTH on the unit to terminate
the BLUETOOTH connection, and then
establish the BLUETOOTH connection
again so that the BLUETOOTH
connection functions normally.
•• Operations available via
“Sony | Music Center” may differ
depending on the audio device.
•• For more details on
“Sony | Music Center,” refer to the
following URL:
http://info.vssupport.sony.net/help/
•• The specifications and display design
of “Sony | Music Center” are subject to
change without notice.
Getting the party
started with
“Fiestable”
1 Search for and download the
“Sony | Music Center” app to
your device (page 46).
2 Search for and download the
“Fiestable” app on Google Play
or the App Store using your
device.
3 Connect the system and device
via a BLUETOOTH connection
(page 41).
4Launch “Sony | Music Center”
and touch the “Fiestable” icon.
Note
For more details on “Sony | Music Center,”
refer to the following URL:
http://info.vssupport.sony.net/help/
The system has a unique feature
that automatically records your
system usage.
Based on your usage, the system
will assign you a Party People
ranking according to predefined
criteria. The more frequently you use
the system, the higher a ranking you
will achieve.
Once you have achieved a certain
Party People ranking, you can share
your achievement through social
media.
The system will also award your
achievements with bonus features.
Note
To use this feature, make sure the
“Sony | Music Center” app (page 46)
and “Fiestable” app (page 47) have
been installed on your device.
BLUETOOTH Connection
You can control the party features of
Sony’s Home Audio System through
an intuitive and stylish user interface
with the “Fiestable” app. “Fiestable”
allows you to control features
such as DJ Effect, illumination and
Karaoke. You can also enjoy the
“Motion Control” function, which
allows you to operate certain
features of this system by shaking
your BLUETOOTH device in different
directions.
Even if “Fiestable” is installed, the
“Fiestable” icon will not be displayed
on the smartphone or tablet
home screen. It is embedded in
the “Sony | Music Center” app as a
plug-in.
Achieving and sharing
a Party People ranking
and getting bonus
features with
Party King
1 Connect the system and device
via a BLUETOOTH connection
(page 41).
2 Launch “Sony | Music Center,”
touch the “Fiestable” icon, and
then follow the on-screen
instructions.
You can check your current ranking,
explore bonus features and also
find out how to achieve the next
ranking.
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Gesture Control
Enjoying gesture
control
You can control operations in
the PLAYBACK, DJ, SAMPLER and
KARAOKE modes by swiping your
hand over GESTURE CONTROL on
the unit.
Press GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE ON/OFF indicator
turns off.
Using gesture control
during playback
You can use gesture control to
control basic playback when playing
music from a disc, USB device, or
BLUETOOTH device.
Use the buttons and
GESTURE CONTROL on the top panel
of the unit to perform the following
operations.
1 Press GESTURE ON/OFF.
Note
Do not touch or bring your hand into
contact with GESTURE CONTROL when
you perform the swiping motion.
Swipe your hand over
GESTURE CONTROL in 6 directions
as follows.
Swiping motion
To deactivate gesture control
Swipe in this
direction
Right to left
Left to right
Bottom to top
The GESTURE ON/OFF indicator
lights up.
2 Press PLAYBACK.
The PLAYBACK mode is selected.
3 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select the function you want.
4Swipe your hand over
GESTURE CONTROL.
To
Top to bottom
Go backward
Clockwise
Go forward
Counterclockwise
Play
Stop
To activate gesture control
Press GESTURE ON/OFF, and
then press the mode you want
(PLAYBACK, DJ, SAMPLER, or
KARAOKE).
The GESTURE ON/OFF indicator
lights up.
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Increase the
volume
Reduce the
volume
Swipe in this
direction
Creating a party
atmosphere (DJ Effect)
Use the buttons and
GESTURE CONTROL on the top panel
of the unit to perform this operation.
1 Press GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE ON/OFF indicator
lights up.
2 Press DJ or SAMPLER.
The DJ or SAMPLER mode is
selected.
3 Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL.
For DJ mode:
To
Swipe in this
direction
Select ISOLATOR2)
Select WAH3)
Select PAN4)
Increase the level
of the selected
effect
Reduce the level
of the selected
effect
1)
Creates a deep flanging effect that
is similar to the roar of a jet plane.
2) Isolates a specific frequency band
by adjusting the other frequency
bands. For example, when you want
to focus on vocals.
3) Creates a special effect of
“Wah-wah” sound by moving the
frequency of a filter up and down
automatically.
4) Creates a feeling that the sound
is moving around the speakers
between left and right channels.
To
Swipe in this
direction
Output
“Come On!”
Output “Let’s Go!”
Output Reggae
Horn sound effect
Output Phaser
sound effect
Output Scratch
sound effect
Output Audience
sound effect
To adjust the level of the
sampler sound
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
”SAMPLER,” then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to adjust
the level of the sampler sound,
then press .
To turn off the DJ mode
Gesture Control
Select FLANGER1)
For SAMPLER mode:
Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL in the same
direction as in Step 3 above.
Note
•• The DJ Effect is automatically turned off
when you:
—— turn off the system.
—— switch the function.
—— deactivate gesture control.
—— change the mode to
PLAYBACK/SAMPLER/KARAOKE.
—— change the sound field.
—— use the Vocal Fader.
—— change the key (Key Control).
—— establish a Wireless Party Chain.
•• If you activate the DJ Effect during
transferring, the sound effect will not be
transferred onto the USB device.
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Using gesture control
during the Karaoke
function
Use the buttons and
GESTURE CONTROL on the top panel
of the unit to perform this operation.
1 Press GESTURE ON/OFF.
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
To
Do this
Reinforce bass
sound and create
more powerful
sound
(MEGA BASS)
Press MEGA BASS
repeatedly to select
“BASS ON.” The
MEGA BASS
indicator lights up.
To cancel, press
MEGA BASS
repeatedly to select
“BASS OFF.”
The GESTURE ON/OFF indicator
lights up.
2 Press KARAOKE.
The KARAOKE mode is activated.
Reduce the pitch
of music ()
Press FIESTA on the
Reproduce the
sound effect of a unit. Alternatively,
party hall (Fiesta) press
SOUND FIELD +/–
(or SOUND FIELD on
the unit) repeatedly
to select “FIESTA.”
To cancel, press
FIESTA again.
Increase the
pitch of music ()
Select a sound
field
3 Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL.
To
Increase the
microphone
volume
Decrease the
microphone
volume
Output hand
clapping sound
effect
Output booing
sound effect
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Swipe in this
direction
Press
SOUND FIELD +/–
(or SOUND FIELD on
the unit) repeatedly
to select the sound
field you want.
To cancel, press
SOUND FIELD +/–
(or SOUND FIELD on
the unit) repeatedly
to select “FLAT.”
Selecting the Virtual
Football mode
Creating your own
sound effect
You can experience the feeling of
being in the stadium when watching
a football match broadcast.
Note that you can only select
the Virtual Football mode during
AUDIO IN and TV functions.
You can raise or lower the levels
of specific frequency bands, then
store the setting in the memory as
“CUSTOM EQ.”
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly
while watching a football match
broadcast.
•• ON NARRATION: You can enjoy an
immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium through enhanced
stadium cheers.
•• OFF NARRATION: You can enjoy a
more immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium by minimizing the
volume level of narration in addition
to the enhancement of cheers.
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly
to select “FLAT.”
Note
•• We recommend that you select the
Virtual Football mode when watching a
football match broadcast.
•• If you hear unnatural sounds in the
content when “OFF NARRATION”
is selected, “ON NARRATION” is
recommended.
•• This feature does not support monaural
sound.
The options menu appears on the
display.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM EQ,” then press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to adjust
the equalizer level or surround
setting, then press .
4Press
/ to select other
frequency bands and surround
effect.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
To select the custom equalizer
setting
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly
to select “CUSTOM EQ.”
Sound Adjustment
To cancel the Virtual Football
mode
1 Press OPTIONS.
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Other Operations
Using the Control for
HDMI function
Connecting a TV compatible with
the Control for HDMI function* by
HDMI cable (High Speed HDMI Cable
with Ethernet, not supplied) enables
you to easily operate the device by a
TV remote control.
The following functions can be used
with the Control for HDMI function.
•• System Power Off function
•• System Audio Control function
•• Audio Return Channel (ARC)
function
•• One-Touch Play function
•• Remote Easy Control function
•• Language Follow function
* Control for HDMI is a standard used
by CEC (Consumer Electronics Control)
for allowing HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) devices to control
each other.
Note
These functions may work with devices
other than those manufactured by Sony,
but operation is not guaranteed.
Preparing to use the Control for
HDMI function
Hold down SHIFT and press SETUP,
and then set [HDMI SETUP] –
[CONTROL FOR HDMI] on the system
to [ON] (page 36). The default
setting is [ON].
Enable the Control for HDMI function
settings for the TV connected to the
system.
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Hint
If you enable the Control for HDMI
(“BRAVIA” Sync) function when using a
TV manufactured by Sony, the Control
for HDMI function of the system is also
enabled automatically. When settings are
completed, “COMPLETE” appears on the
display.
System Power Off function
When you turn off the TV, the system
will turn off automatically.
Hold down SHIFT and press
SETUP, and then set [HDMI SETUP]
– [STANDBY LINKED TO TV] on
the system to [ON] or [AUTO]
(page 36). The default setting is
[AUTO].
Note
The connected device may not turn off
depending on the status of the device.
System Audio Control function
If you turn on the system while you
are watching the TV, the TV sound
will be output from the speakers
of the system. The volume of the
system can be adjusted using the
TV’s remote control.
If the TV sound was output from the
speakers of the system the previous
time you watched the TV, the system
will be turned on automatically
when you turn on the TV again.
Operations can also be made by the
TV’s menu. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
Note
•• The system’s volume level is displayed
on the TV screen depending on the TV.
It may differ from the volume level on
the display.
•• 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 (ARC)
function
If the system is connected to a
TV’s HDMI IN jack compatible with
the Audio Return Channel (ARC)
function, you can listen to TV sound
from the speakers of the system
without connecting an audio cable
(not supplied).
On the system, hold down
SHIFT and press SETUP, and
then set [HDMI SETUP] –
[AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL] to [ON]
(page 36). The default setting is
[ON].
Note
If the TV is not compatible with the
Audio Return Channel (ARC) function, an
audio cable (not supplied) needs to be
connected (page 22).
Remote Easy Control function
You can select the system by the
SYNC MENU button on the TV
remote control and operate the
system.
This function can be used if the TV
supports the link menu. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
your TV.
Note
•• In the TV’s link menu, the system is
recognized by the TV as “Player.”
•• Some operations may not be available
with some TVs.
Language Follow function
When you change the language
for the on-screen display of the
TV, the system’s on-screen display
language is also changed.
One-Touch Play function
Note
Depending on the TV, the beginning part
of content being played may not play
correctly.
Other Operations
When you press  in DVD/CD or
USB function, the TV is turned on
automatically. The TV’s input is
switched to the HDMI input which
the system is connected.
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Enjoying wired playback using multiple systems
(Wired Party Chain function)
You can connect multiple audio systems in a chain to create a more exciting
party environment and produce higher sound output.
One activated system in the chain serves as the “Party Host” and shares music.
Other systems become “Party Guests” and play the same music as that being
played by the “Party Host.”
Setting up a Wired Party Chain
Set up a Wired Party Chain by connecting all the systems using audio cords
(not supplied).
Before connecting the cords, be sure to turn off the systems and disconnect
the AC power cords (mains leads).
 If all the systems are equipped with the Wired Party Chain function
Example: When connecting with this system as the first system
Continue the
connection until
the last system.
Last system
First system
Second system
•• The last system must be connected to the first system. If the last system is
not connected back to the first system, the Party Host cannot be changed.
•• Any system can become a Party Host. You can change the Party Host to
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another system in the chain. For details, see “To select a new Party Host”
(page 56).
•• Make sure that a function other than the AUDIO IN function is selected.
When the AUDIO IN function is selected, this feature cannot be used.
 If one of the systems is not equipped with the Wired Party Chain
function
Example: When connecting with this system as the first system
Continue the
connection until
the last system.
Last system*
First system
Second system
•• The last system is not connected to the first system.
•• You must select the first system as the Party Host so that all the systems are
playing the same music when the Wired Party Chain function is activated.
Other Operations
* Connect the system that is not equipped with the Wired Party Chain function as the
last system. Otherwise, the chain will stop at that system. Be sure to select the Audio In
function on the last system.
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Enjoying a Wired Party Chain
Example: When using this
system as the Party Host
1 Turn on all the systems.
2 Adjust the volume on each
system.
3 Activate the Wired Party Chain
function on the system.
 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select the function you want.
If you are connecting using
configuration  (page 54),
do not select the AUDIO IN
function. If you select this
function, sound cannot be
output.
 Start playback and then press
PARTY CHAIN on the unit.
“PARTY CHAIN” appears on the
display. The Party Host starts the
Wired Party Chain, and other
systems become Party Guests
automatically. All systems play
the same music as that being
played by the Party Host.
Note
•• Depending on the total number of
systems you have connected, Party
Guests may take some time to start
playing the music.
•• A Party Guest will continue playing the
same music source as the Party Host
even if you switch to a different function
on the Party Guest. However, you can
adjust the volume and change the
sound effect on the Party Guest.
•• Changing the volume level and sound
effect on the Party Host will not affect
the output of the Party Guests.
•• If you use the microphone or play a
guitar on the Party Host, the sound will
not be output from the Party Guests.
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•• If one of the systems in the chain is
performing a USB transfer, wait for the
system to complete or stop the transfer
before you activate the Wired Party
Chain function.
•• For details of operations on other
systems, refer to the operating
instructions for the systems.
To select a new Party Host
If you are connecting using
configuration  (page 54), you
can select a new Party Host. Repeat
Step 3 of “Enjoying a Wired Party
Chain” on the system to become the
new Party Host. The current Party
Host will switch to a Party Guest
automatically. All systems will play
the same music as that being played
by the new Party Host.
Note
•• You can select another system as the
new Party Host only after the Wired
Party Chain function has been activated
on all the systems in the chain.
•• If the selected system does not become
the new Party Host after a few seconds,
repeat Step 3 of “Enjoying a Wired Party
Chain.”
To deactivate the Wired Party
Chain
Press PARTY CHAIN on the Party
Host.
“LEAVE PARTY” appears on the
display.
Note
If the Wired Party Chain function is not
deactivated after a few seconds, press
PARTY CHAIN on the Party Host again.
Setting a Party Chain sound
mode
You can set a sound mode when the
Wired Party Chain function is active.
1 Press OPTIONS.
The options menu appears on the
display.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“P. CHAIN MODE,” and then
press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the mode you want, and then
press .
•• “STEREO”: outputs stereo sound.
•• “RIGHT CH”: outputs monaural
sound from the right channel.
•• “LEFT CH”: outputs monaural
sound from the left channel.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Enjoying wireless
playback using
multiple systems
(Wireless Party Chain
function)
Setting up and enjoying a
Wireless Party Chain
Example: When this system is
set as the Party Host
Other Operations
You can connect multiple audio
systems in a chain via a BLUETOOTH
connection if all the systems are
equipped with the Wireless Party
Chain function. This function allows
you to create a more exciting party
environment and produce higher
sound output without a cable
connection. You only can use a
source on the BLUETOOTH device
as the source for the Wireless Party
Chain.
The first system in the chain to be
activated becomes the Party Host
and shares music. Other systems
become Party Guests and play the
same music as that being played by
the Party Host.
1 Turn on all the systems.
2 Set the first system as the Party
Host.
 Press BLUETOOTH on the unit to
select the BLUETOOTH function.
 Connect the BLUETOOTH device
to the system via a BLUETOOTH
connection.
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 Press W.PARTY CHAIN on the
unit.
“CHAINING” appears on the
display. The system will enter
the Wireless Party Chain Setup
mode.
The connection to the
BLUETOOTH device is terminated
automatically once the system
enters the Wireless Party Chain
Setup mode.
3 Set the second system as a Party
Guest.
 Press BLUETOOTH on the unit to
select the BLUETOOTH function
on the second system.
 Press W.PARTY CHAIN on the
second system.
The second system will become
a Party Guest.
“P.CHAIN” lights up and
“GUEST XX” appears on the
display. (XX is a number.)
On the display of the first
system, “HOST” appears.
Note
The Wireless Party Chain function is
canceled in the following situations.
—— There is no operation within 1
minute after the Party Host is set in
Step 2.
—— W.PARTY CHAIN is pressed on
the Party Host before Step 3 is
completed.
4Set the third or additional
systems as Party Guests.
Repeat Step 3.
Note
Connect the third or additional
systems within 30 seconds of
connecting the previous system.
“P.CHAIN” will blink on the Party
Host during these 30 seconds. After
30 seconds, the system cannot be
connected.
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5 Wait 30 seconds after the last
Party Guest is connected.
“P.CHAIN” will stop blinking on the
Party Host and the BLUETOOTH
device will reconnect to the Party
Host.
6Start playback on the connected
BLUETOOTH device.
7 Adjust the volume on the Party
Host.
The volume on the Party Guests will
be adjusted accordingly.
If you want to adjust the volume on
a particular Party Guest, adjust the
volume on the system.
Note
•• While the Wireless Party Chain function
is active, you cannot select another
system as a new Party Host.
•• When you use the microphone or play
a guitar on the Party Host, the sound is
not output from the Party Guests.
•• Sleep Timer and the automatic standby
function do not work on the Party
Guests.
•• For details of operations on other
systems, refer to the operating
instructions for the systems.
Hint
To add new Party Guests after a Wireless
Party Chain has already been established,
hold down W.PARTY CHAIN on the Party
Host and repeat the procedure from
Step 3.
To deactivate the Wireless Party
Chain
Press W.PARTY CHAIN on the Party
Host.
Note
When you switch to a different function or
turn off the Party Host, the Wireless Party
Chain function is also deactivated.
To make a Party Guest leave the
Wireless Party Chain
Press W.PARTY CHAIN on the Party
Guest you want to leave. In this case,
the rest of the Wireless Party Chain
will remain active.
Note
When you switch to a different function
or turn off a particular Party Guest, that
Party Guest leaves the Wireless Party
Chain connection.
Synchronization of settings in a
Wireless Party Chain
If the settings below are changed
on the Party Host, the settings
on the Party Guests will change
correspondingly.
—Mega
—
Bass setting
—Party
—
Light setting
To use this function, two MHC-V41D
systems are required.
By connecting two systems via
BLUETOOTH wireless technology,
you can enjoy music more
dynamically. You can also select
between the double mode (in which
the two systems play the same
sound) and the stereo mode (stereo
sound) for audio output.
In the following steps, the
two systems are described as
“System ” (or “Host system”) and
“System ” (or “Guest system”).
Note
•• To operate this function, you need
to use “Sony | Music Center” on your
smartphone/iPhone. For details on
“Sony | Music Center,” see “Controlling
the system using a smartphone or
tablet (Sony | Music Center)” (page
46).
•• Before using the Speaker Add function,
make sure that the smartphone is
already connected to System . If the
system is not connected, connect it
to the smartphone. (See “Pairing this
system with a BLUETOOTH device”
(page 41).)
•• Before using the Speaker Add function,
switch the codec to SBC. For details, see
“Setting the BLUETOOTH audio codecs”
(page 44).
Other Operations
When a Wireless Party Chain has
been established, the following
settings on the Party Host and Party
Guests are changed:
—The
—
Mega Bass settings on the
Party Guests are synchronized
with the Party Host.
—The
—
Party Light settings on the
Party Guests are synchronized
with the Party Host.
—DJ
— Effect on both the Party Host
and Party Guests is turned off.
—Karaoke
—
setting (Vocal Fader, Key
Control and Voice Changer) on
both the Party Host and Party
Guests is turned off.
—The
—
Sound Field settings return
to the defaults on both the Party
Host and Party Guests.
Listening to music
wirelessly with two
systems (Speaker Add
function)
When the volume on the Party Host
is increased, the volume on the
Party Guests increases as well, and
vice-versa.
When the Party Host is turned off, all
the Party Guests also turn off.
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Setting up and enjoying the
Speaker Add function
1 Bring the two MHC-V41D
systems within 1 meter of each
other.
2 Press BLUETOOTH on System 
and  to select the BLUETOOTH
function.
“BLUETOOTH” appears on the
display.
3 Connect System  and the
BLUETOOTH device via a
BLUETOOTH connection
(page 41).
4Launch “Sony | Music Center”
and follow the on-screen
instructions to set up
Speaker Add for System  and
System .
“HOST” appears on the display of
the System , and “GUEST”
appears on the display of the
System .
5 Set the output mode using
“Sony | Music Center” on your
smartphone/iPhone.
•• Double mode: outputs stereo
sound from both systems.
•• Stereo mode - right: outputs
right-channel monaural sound
from System , and left-channel
monaural sound from System .
•• Stereo mode - left: outputs
left-channel monaural sound
from System , and rightchannel monaural sound from
System .
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6Start playback on the
BLUETOOTH device, and adjust
the volume.
For details, see “Listening to music
on a BLUETOOTH device”
(page 42).
Note
If you use the microphone or play a guitar
on the Host system, the sound will not be
output from the Guest system.
Synchronization of settings with
Speaker Add
When a Speaker Add connection
has been established, the following
settings on the Guest system are
synchronized with those on the Host
system:
—Volume
—
setting
—Mega
—
Bass setting
—Sound
—
Field and Custom EQ
setting
—DJ
— Effect setting
—Party
—
Light and Light Mode setting
When the settings above are
changed on either the Host system
or the Guest system, the settings on
the other system are synchronized.
When the Host system is turned off,
the Guest system also turns off.
Note
•• If you reset one of the two systems
while using the Speaker Add function,
make sure to turn off the other system.
If you do not turn off the other system
before restarting the Speaker Add
function, there may be problems
making a BLUETOOTH connection or
outputting sound.
•• The following operations do not work
on the Guest system:
—— Sleep Timer
—— Automatic standby function
—— Child Lock
—— Gesture mode
—— Vocal Fader, Key Control, and Score
mode
—— Remote control
To deactivate the Speaker Add
function
Follow the instructions on
“Sony | Music Center.”
Hint
Note
•• Do not look directly at the light-emitting
part when the party light is turned on.
•• If the illumination is too bright, switch
on the room lights or turn off the
illumination.
•• You can turn the party light and speaker
light on or off when demonstration is
turned on.
Singing along: Karaoke
Preparing for Karaoke
Unless you deactivate the function, the
system will try to re-establish the most
recent connection the next time you turn
on the system.
1 Press MIC LEVEL – (or
Enjoying music with the
party light and speaker
light
2 Press GUITAR on the unit
1 Press PARTY LIGHT repeatedly
to select “LED ON.”
2 Press LIGHT MODE repeatedly to
change the illumination mode.
Hint
The illumination mode is different when
Wireless Party Chain is activated.
To turn off the party light and
speaker light
Press PARTY LIGHT repeatedly to
select “LED OFF.”
repeatedly until GUITAR
indicator turns off.
3 Connect an optional
microphone to MIC1 or
MIC2/GUITAR jack on the unit.
Connect another optional
microphone if you want to sing in
duet.
4Start playing the music and
adjust the microphone volume.
5 Press MIC ECHO repeatedly to
Other Operations
You can enjoy music with the LED
illumination effects on the unit.
MIC/GUITAR LEVEL – on the unit)
repeatedly to reduce the
microphone volume level.
adjust the echo effect.
6Start singing along with the
music.
To use the gesture control
during karaoke
See “Using gesture control during
the Karaoke function” (page 50).
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Note
•• Press MIC LEVEL +/–
(MIC/GUITAR LEVEL +/– on the unit)
repeatedly to adjust the microphone
volume level. You cannot adjust
the microphone volume level using
VOLUME +/– on the unit or  +/– on
the remote control.
•• If howling occurs:
—— move the microphone away from the
system.
—— change the direction of the
microphone.
—— press MIC LEVEL – (or
MIC/GUITAR LEVEL – on the unit)
repeatedly.
—— press MIC ECHO repeatedly to adjust
the echo level.
•• Microphone sound will not be
transferred to the USB device during
USB transfer.
•• When using the Wireless Party Chain
function or Speaker Add function,
sound from the microphone is only
output from the system to which the
microphone is connected.
Reducing the vocal sound
You can reduce the sound of the
vocals in a stereo source.
Press VOCAL FADER repeatedly to
select “ON V.FADER.”
To cancel the Vocal Fader effect, press
VOCAL FADER repeatedly to select
“OFF.”
Changing the key (Key Control)
Press KEY CONTROL / to suit
your vocal range.
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Activating the Karaoke scoring
mode (Score mode)
You only can use the scoring
function when the microphone is
connected.
Your score is calculated from a scale
of 0 to 99 by comparing your voice
with the music source.
1 Start playing the music.
2 Press SCORE before singing a
song.
3 After singing for more than a
minute, press SCORE again to
view your score.
Changing your voice
You can change your voice when
you talk or sing into the microphone.
There are 7 different patterns.
Press VOICE CHANGER repeatedly
to change the voice effect.
To turn off the effect
Press VOICE CHANGER repeatedly to
select “OFF.”
Enjoying sound from a
guitar (Guitar mode)
You can listen to sound from a guitar
by connecting the guitar to the
MIC2/GUITAR jack on the unit. You
can also play the guitar and sing
along by connecting a microphone
to the MIC1 jack on the unit.
Additionally, you can change the
guitar’s sound by selecting a guitar
effect.
Use the buttons on the top panel of
the unit to perform this operation.
1 Press MIC/GUITAR LEVEL –
repeatedly to reduce the guitar
volume level.
2 Use an instrument cable (not
supplied) to connect a guitar
(not supplied) to MIC2/GUITAR
jack.
3 Press GUITAR repeatedly to
•• “CLEAN”: outputs the original
guitar sound. Recommended for
electric guitars or electro-acoustic
guitars.
•• “O.DRIVE”: outputs distorted
sound similar to an overdriven
guitar amplifier. Recommended
for electric guitars.
•• “BASS”: outputs the original guitar
sound. Recommended for bass
guitars.
The GUITAR indicator lights up.
4Start playing the guitar and
the guitar volume level on your guitar
until the distorted sound disappears.
If the guitar volume level is too low,
press MIC/GUITAR LEVEL + repeatedly
to adjust the guitar volume.
•• While playing the guitar, you can adjust
the echo effect by pressing MIC ECHO
repeatedly.
•• Before disconnecting the guitar from
the system, press MIC/GUITAR LEVEL –
on the unit repeatedly to reduce the
guitar volume.
To turn off the Guitar mode
Press GUITAR repeatedly until
GUITAR indicator turns off.
Enjoying hands-free
calls
You can enjoy hands-free calls with
a BLUETOOTH mobile phone that
supports HFP (Hands-free Profile) or
HSP (Headset Profile).
To use this function, make sure that
a BLUETOOTH connection has been
established.
Use the buttons on the top panel of
the unit to perform this operation.
Note
•• Depending on the model of your
Other Operations
select the guitar effect that you
want to apply.
Note
•• If the guitar sound is distorted, reduce
mobile phone, the operation system or
applications installed, some functions
of hands-free calling may not work
correctly.
•• Hands-free calling will not work if you
connect two or more BLUETOOTH
devices to the system.
adjust the guitar volume.
The guitar sound is output from the
system.
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Receiving a call
1 Press
when a call is incoming.
When an incoming call arrives,
playback pauses and the system
emits a ring tone.
The system shows the caller phone
number or name on the display.
Note
2 Talk into the system’s built-in
microphone.
to end the call.
Making a call
1 Make a call by operating the
connected BLUETOOTH mobile
phone.
When you make a call, playback will
pause and the system will emit a
dial tone.
2 Talk into the system’s built-in
microphone when the other
party answers the call.
3 Press
to end the call.
Switching the phone call
output from the system to the
mobile phone, and vice versa
Hold down
while talking.
Note
•• The volume is different for music
playback and calls. Adjust the volume
during calls.
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hear your voice, talk more closely into
the built-in microphone of the system.
•• Noise may result if the system and
the BLUETOOTH mobile phone are
placed too close together. Place the
BLUETOOTH mobile phone farther away
if there is audible noise.
Hint
•• If your BLUETOOTH mobile phone
If you hold down
when a call is
incoming, the call will be rejected.
3 Press
•• If the caller cannot hear or can barely
supports both HFP and HSP, set it to
HFP.
•• If you were listening to music before
the call, playback will resume when the
call ends.
•• Operations may vary depending on the
BLUETOOTH mobile phone. Refer to the
operating instructions for your mobile
phone.
Using the voice-assist
function on a
smartphone
This function only works for
the Google app on Android
smartphones and Siri on the
iPhone/iPod.
You can make a call using voice
commands with the voice-assist
function.
If you use the Google app
feature that comes with Android
smartphones or the Siri function
that comes with the iPhone/iPod,
you can operate the Android
smartphone or iPhone/iPod by
speaking into the system’s built-in
microphone.
Note
The latest version of the app may be
required.
1 Activate the Google app or turn
on Siri.
2 Connect the system to the
Android smartphone or
iPhone/iPod via a BLUETOOTH
connection.
3 While the Android smartphone
or iPhone/iPod is in the standby
mode or playing music, press
to activate the Google app or
Siri.
The Google app or Siri will be
activated and you will hear the
start-up sound.
4Make a request to the Google
app* or Siri by speaking into the
system’s built-in microphone.
* If a certain amount of time without
any requests has elapsed since you
activated the Google app, a beep will
sound and the Google app will be
deactivated.
Other Operations
For Android smartphones:
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the Android
smartphone to activate the Google
app.
For details on the Google app, refer
to the operating instructions or
support website for the Android
smartphone or the Google Play
website.
For details on which apps work
with the Google app, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with
the Android smartphone.
You may not be able to activate
the Google app from the system
depending on the specifications of
the Android smartphone.
For details on which apps work
with Siri, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
iPhone/iPod.
For the iPhone/iPod:
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the iPhone/iPod to
turn on Siri.
For details on Siri, refer to the
operating instructions or support
website for the iPhone/iPod.
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Using the Sleep Timer
To adjust the level of the voice
guidance
The system turns off automatically
after the preset time.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
Press SLEEP repeatedly to select
the time you want.
To cancel Sleep Timer, press SLEEP
repeatedly to select “OFF.”
“SAMPLER,” then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to adjust
the voice guidance level, then
press .
Hint
To check the remaining time before the
system turns off, press SLEEP.
Using the voice
guidance
You can hear Voice Guidance when
the system enters the BLUETOOTH
pairing mode or a BLUETOOTH
device is being connected or
disconnected from the system.
1 Press OPTIONS.
The options menu appears on the
display.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“VOICE GUIDANCE,” then press
.
3 Press
/ to select “ON,” then
press .
The voice guidance is activated. To
exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
To deactivate voice guidance
Repeat the above steps and select
“OFF” in Step 3.
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Using optional
equipment
1 Press  – repeatedly until
“VOL MIN” appears on the
display.
2 Connect an optional equipment
(page 19).
3 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “AUDIO IN.”
4Start playing the connected
equipment.
5 Press  + repeatedly to adjust
the volume.
Note
The system may enter the standby mode
automatically if the volume level of the
connected equipment is too low. Adjust
the volume level of the equipment.
To turn off the automatic standby
function, see “Setting the automatic
standby function” (page 67).
Deactivating the
buttons on the unit
(Child Lock)
You can deactivate the buttons
on the unit (except ) to prevent
misoperation, such as child mischief.
Hold down  on the unit for more
than 5 seconds.
“CHILD LOCK ON” appears on the
display.
You can only operate the system using
the buttons on the remote control.
To turn off the Child Lock function,
hold down  on the unit for more
than 5 seconds until “CHILD LOCK OFF”
appears on the display.
Note
•• The Child Lock function will be turned
off automatically when you disconnect
the AC power cord (mains lead).
•• The Child Lock function cannot be
activated when you open the disc tray.
The system enters the standby
mode automatically in about 15
minutes when there is no operation
or audio signal output.
By default, the automatic standby
function is turned on.
/ repeatedly to select
“ON” or “OFF,” then press .
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Note
•• “AutoSTBY” flashes on the display about
2 minutes before entering the standby
mode.
•• The automatic standby function does
not work in the following cases:
—— during the tuner function.
—— when the Sleep Timer is activated.
—— when a microphone or guitar is
connected.
—— when the system is a Party Guest for
the Wireless Party Chain function or
the Guest system for the Speaker
Add function.
Updating the software
The software of this system may be
updated in the future.
You can update your system’s preinstalled software from the websites
below.
Follow the online instructions to
update the software.
For customers in Latin America:
http://esupport.sony.com/LA
For customers in Europe and
Russia:
http://www.sony.eu/support
Other Operations
Setting the automatic
standby function
3 Press
For customers in other countries/
regions:
http://www.sony-asia.com/support
1 Press OPTIONS.
The options menu appears on the
display.
2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“AutoSTBY,” then press .
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Should you encounter a problem
with your system, find your problem
in the troubleshooting checklist
below and take the corrective
action.
If “PROTECTX” (X is a number)
appears on the display, then
“CHECK MANUAL” flashes on
the display.
Immediately unplug the AC
power cord (mains lead), and
check if anything is blocking the
ventilation openings of the unit.
After you have checked and
found no problems, reconnect
the AC power cord (mains lead),
and turn on the system. If the
issue persists, contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
General
The power does not turn on.
•• Check that the AC power cord
(mains lead) is connected securely.
The system has entered the
standby mode.
•• This is not a malfunction. The
system enters the standby mode
automatically in about 15 minutes
when there is no operation or
audio signal output (page 67).
There is no sound.
•• Adjust the volume.
•• Check the connection of the
optional equipment, if any
(page 19).
•• Turn on the connected equipment.
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•• Unplug the AC power cord (mains
lead), then plug in the AC power
cord (mains lead) again and turn
on the system.
There is no picture/sound when
connected to the HDMI OUT
(TV) ARC jack.
•• Change the setting
in [HDMI SETUP] –
[HDMI RESOLUTION]. The problem
may be solved.
•• The equipment connected to
the HDMI OUT (TV) ARC jack
does not conform to the audio
signal format. In this case, set
[HDMI SETUP] – [AUDIO (HDMI)] to
[PCM] (page 35).
•• Try the following:
—Turn
—
the system off and on
again.
—Turn
—
the connected equipment
off and on again.
—Disconnect
—
then connect the
HDMI cable again.
There is no microphone sound.
•• Adjust the microphone volume
level.
•• Make sure the microphone
is connected to the MIC1 or
MIC2/GUITAR jack on the unit
correctly.
•• Make sure the microphone is
turned on.
No TV sound is heard from the
system. “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR”
appear on the display.
•• This system supports 2-channel
Linear PCM formats only. Check
the audio output setting on the TV
and change it to the PCM output
mode if the automatic mode is
selected.
•• Check that the speaker output
setting on the TV is set to use
external speakers.
There is severe hum or noise.
•• Move the system away from
sources of noise.
•• Move the system away from the
neon signs or fluorescent light.
•• Connect the system to a different
wall outlet.
•• Install a noise filter (not supplied)
to the AC power cord (mains lead).
•• Turn off surrounding electrical
equipment.
•• The noise generated by the
cooling fans of the system may be
heard when the system is turned
on. This is not a malfunction.
The remote control does not
function.
•• Remove the obstacles between
the remote control and the unit.
•• Move the remote control closer to
the unit.
•• Point the remote control at the
unit’s sensor.
•• Replace the batteries (R03/size
AAA).
•• Move the unit away from the
fluorescent light.
The color irregularity on a TV
screen persists.
•• Turn off the TV at once, then turn
it on after 15 to 30 minutes. If the
color irregularity still persists,
place the system farther away
from the TV.
“CHILD LOCK” appears when you
press any button on the unit.
•• Turn off the Child Lock function
(page 67).
Disc player
The disc tray does not open and
“LOCKED” appears on the display.
•• Consult your nearest Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service
facility.
The disc tray does not close.
•• Load the disc correctly.
The disc does not eject.
•• You cannot eject the disc during
Synchronized Transfer or REC1
Transfer. Press  to cancel the
transfer, then press  on the unit
to eject the disc.
•• Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Playback does not start.
•• Wipe the disc clean (page 78).
•• Reload the disc.
•• Load the disc that this system can
play back (page 9).
•• Remove the disc and wipe away
the moisture on the disc, then
leave the system turned on for
a few hours until the moisture
evaporates.
•• The region code on the DVD VIDEO
does not match the system.
The sound skips.
•• Wipe the disc clean (page 78).
•• Reload the disc.
•• Move the unit to a place with no
vibration.
Additional Information
There is acoustic feedback.
•• Reduce the volume.
•• Move the microphone and guitar
away from the system or change
the direction of the microphone.
A clicking sound is heard when the
system is turned on.
•• This is the operating sound and it
occurs when the system is turned
on or off, for example. This is not a
malfunction.
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Playback does not start from the
first track.
•• Set the play mode to Normal Play
(page 29).
•• Resume Play has been selected.
Press  twice. Then, press  to
start playback.
You cannot perform some
functions such as Stop, Lock
Search, Slow-motion Play, Repeat
Play, or Shuffle Play.
•• Depending on the disc, you may
not be able to do some of the
operations above. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied
with the disc.
The DATA CD/DATA DVD (MP3,
MPEG4, or Xvid) cannot be played
back.
•• The data is not stored in the
supported format.
•• Make sure you have selected
the correct Media mode before
playback.
The folder name, track name, file
name and ID3 tag characters do
not appear properly.
•• The ID3 version is not in Version 1
(1.0/1.1) or Version 2 (2.2/2.3).
•• The character codes that can be
displayed by this system are as
follows:
—Upper
—
cases (A to Z)
—Numbers
—
(0 to 9)
—Symbols
—
(< > * +, [ ] \ _)
Other characters appear as “_”.
The sound loses stereo effect
during playback.
•• Turn off the Vocal Fader
(page 62).
•• Make sure the system is
connected properly.
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USB device
Transferring results in an error.
•• You are using an unsupported USB
device. Check the information on
the website about compatible USB
devices (page 12).
•• The USB device is not formatted
correctly. Refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device on
how to format.
•• Turn off the system and remove
the USB device. If the USB device
has a power switch, turn the USB
device off and on again after
removing it from the system. Then,
perform the transfer again.
•• If the transfer and erase
operations are repeated multiple
times, the file structure within the
USB device becomes fragmented.
Refer to the operating instructions
of the USB device on how to deal
with this problem.
•• The USB device was disconnected
or the power was turned off
during transfer. Delete the
partially-transferred file, and
perform the transfer again. If this
does not fix the problem, the USB
device may be broken. Refer to the
operating instructions of the USB
device on how to deal with this
problem.
Audio files or folders on the USB
device cannot be erased.
•• Check if the USB device is writeprotected.
•• The USB device was disconnected
or the power was turned off
during the erase operation. Delete
the partially-erased file. If this
does not fix the problem, the USB
device may be broken. Refer to the
operating instructions of the USB
device on how to deal with this
problem.
There is no sound.
•• The USB device is not connected
correctly. Turn off the system and
reconnect the USB device, then
turn on the system and check if
“USB” appears on the display.
There is noise, skipping, or
distorted sound.
•• You are using an unsupported USB
device. Check the information on
the website about compatible USB
devices (page 12).
•• Turn off the system and reconnect
the USB device, then turn on the
system.
•• The music data itself contains
noise, or the sound is distorted.
Noise may have entered during
the transfer process. Delete the
file, and try transfer again.
•• The bit rate used in encoding an
audio file was low. Send an audio
file with higher bit rate to the USB
device.
“NO FILE” appears on the display.
•• The system has entered the
software update mode, and
all buttons (except ) are
deactivated. Press  on the unit to
cancel the software update.
Erroneous display.
•• The data stored in the USB
device may have been corrupted,
perform the transfer again.
•• The character codes that can be
displayed by this system are as
follows:
—Upper
—
cases (A to Z)
—Numbers
—
(0 to 9)
—Symbols
—
(< > * +, [ ] \ _)
Other characters appear as “_”.
The USB device is not recognized.
•• Turn off the system and reconnect
the USB device, then turn on the
system.
•• Check the information on the
website about compatible USB
devices (page 12).
•• The USB device is not working
properly. Refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device on
how to deal with this problem.
Playback does not start.
•• Turn off the system and reconnect
the USB device, then turn on the
system.
•• Check the information on the
website about compatible USB
devices (page 12).
Additional Information
“READING” is displayed for an
extended time, or it takes a long
time before playback starts.
•• The reading process can take a
long time in the following cases.
—There
—
are many folders or files
on the USB device (page 11).
—The
—
file structure is extremely
complex.
—The
—
memory capacity is
excessive.
—The
—
internal memory is
fragmented.
“OVER CURRENT” appears on the
display.
•• A problem has been detected
with the level of electrical current
from the (USB) port. Unplug
the AC power cord (mains lead)
and remove the USB device from
the port. Make sure there is no
problem with the USB device.
If this display pattern persists,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
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Playback does not start from the
first file.
•• Set the play mode to Normal Play
(page 29).
Files cannot be played back.
•• Make sure you have selected
the correct Media mode before
playback.
•• USB devices formatted with file
systems other than FAT16 or FAT32
are unsupported.*
•• If you use a partitioned USB
device, only files on the first
partition can be played back.
* This system supports FAT16 and FAT32,
but some USB devices may not support
all of these FAT. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of each USB
device or contact the manufacturer.
Picture
There is no picture.
•• Check that the system is
connected securely.
•• If the video cable or HDMI cable
is damaged, replace it with a new
one.
•• Make sure you connect the unit to
the HDMI input jack or the video
input jack of your TV (page 21).
•• Make sure you turn on the TV and
operate the TV correctly.
•• Make sure you select the input
according to the connection on
the TV so that you can view the
pictures from the system.
•• (Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
Make sure you set the color
system correctly, according to your
TV’s color system.
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Picture noise appears.
•• Wipe the disc clean (page 78).
•• If video signal from your system
has to go through your VCR to
your TV, the copy-protection
applied to some DVD VIDEO
programs could affect the picture
quality.
•• (Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
When you play back a VIDEO CD
recorded in a different color
system from the one you set to the
system, the picture image may be
distorted (page 23, 34).
•• (Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
Set the color system to match your
TV (page 23, 34).
The aspect ratio of the TV screen
cannot be changed.
•• The aspect ratio is fixed on your
DVD VIDEO and video file.
•• Depending on the TV, you may not
change the aspect ratio.
The language for the sound track
cannot be changed.
•• Multilingual tracks are not
recorded on the DVD VIDEO being
played back.
•• The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing
the language for the sound track.
The subtitles language cannot be
changed.
•• Multilingual subtitles are not
recorded on the DVD VIDEO being
played back.
•• The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing
the subtitles.
The subtitles cannot be turned off.
•• The DVD VIDEO prohibits turning
off subtitles.
The camera angles cannot be
changed.
•• Multi-angles are not recorded on
the DVD VIDEO being played back.
•• The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing
the angles.
Tuner*
There is severe hum or noise, or
stations cannot be received.
•• Connect the antenna properly.
•• Change antenna location and
its orientation to obtain good
reception.
•• Turn off nearby electrical
equipment.
* Radio may not be received depending
on the radio wave conditions or the
housing environment in your area.
BLUETOOTH device
The BLUETOOTH device cannot
detect the system, or “BT OFF”
appears on the display.
•• Set the BLUETOOTH signal to
“BT ON” (page 45).
attempted to connect does not
support the A2DP profile, and
cannot be connected with the
system.
•• Enable the BLUETOOTH function of
the BLUETOOTH device.
•• Establish a connection from the
BLUETOOTH device.
•• The pairing registration
information has been erased.
Perform the pairing operation
again.
The sound skips or fluctuates, or
the connection is lost.
•• The system and the BLUETOOTH
device are too far apart.
•• If there are obstacles between
the system and your BLUETOOTH
device, remove or avoid the
obstacles.
•• If there is equipment that
generates electromagnetic
radiation, such as a wireless LAN,
other BLUETOOTH device, or a
microwave oven nearby, move
them away.
The sound of your BLUETOOTH
device cannot be heard on this
system.
•• Increase the volume on your
BLUETOOTH device first, then
adjust the volume using  +/–.
Additional Information
Pairing cannot be performed.
•• Move the BLUETOOTH device
closer to the system.
•• Pairing may not be possible if
other BLUETOOTH devices are
present around the system.
In this case, turn off the other
BLUETOOTH devices.
•• Make sure to enter the correct
passkey when selecting the
system’s name (this system) on
the BLUETOOTH device.
Connection is not possible.
•• The BLUETOOTH device you
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There is severe hum, noise, or
distorted sound.
•• If there are obstacles between
the system and your BLUETOOTH
device, remove or avoid the
obstacles.
•• If there is equipment that
generates electromagnetic
radiation, such as a wireless LAN,
other BLUETOOTH device, or a
microwave oven nearby, move
them away.
•• Turn down the volume of the
connected BLUETOOTH device.
Gesture control
The gesture control cannot be
activated.
•• Press GESTURE ON/OFF
repeatedly until GESTURE ON/OFF
indicator lights up.
•• Make sure the Child Lock function
is not activated (page 67).
The gesture control does not
operate properly.
•• Move your hand closer to
GESTURE CONTROL (page 48)
when you perform the swiping
motion.
•• Perform the swiping motion at a
slower speed.
•• Select the correct mode
(PLAYBACK, DJ, SAMPLER or
KARAOKE) before you start using
the gesture control (page 48,
50).
•• Install a noise filter (not supplied)
to the AC power cord (mains lead).
•• Turn off surrounding electrical
equipment.
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Control for HDMI
(“BRAVIA” Sync)
The system does not turn on even
when the TV is turned on.
•• Hold down SHIFT and press
SETUP, then set [HDMI SETUP]
– [CONTROL FOR HDMI] to [ON]
(page 36). The TV must support
the Control for HDMI function
(page 52). 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
TV’s speakers the previous time,
the system does not turn on even
when the TV is turned on.
The system turns off when the TV
is turned off.
•• Check the setting of [HDMI SETUP]
– [STANDBY LINKED TO TV]
(page 36). 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 [HDMI SETUP]
– [STANDBY LINKED TO TV] (page
36).
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 52).
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your TV.
The sound is output from both the
system and the TV.
•• Mute the sound of the system or
the TV.
•• Change the speaker output on the
TV to TV speaker or Audio System.
The Control for HDMI function
does not work properly.
•• Check the connection with the
system (page 21).
•• Enable the Control for HDMI
function on the TV. For details,
refer to the operating instructions
of your TV.
•• Wait a while, then try again. If you
unplug the system, it will take
a while before operations can
be made. Wait for 15 seconds or
longer, then try again.
•• Make sure the TV connected to
the system support the Control for
HDMI function.
•• The type and number of devices
that can be controlled by the
Control for HDMI function is
restricted by the HDMI CEC
standard as follows:
—Recording
—
devices (Blu-ray Disc
recorder, DVD recorder, etc.): up
to 3 devices
—Playback
—
devices (Blu-ray Disc
Player, DVD player, etc.): up to
3 devices (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)
Additional Information
No TV sound is output from the
system.
•• Check the type and connection of
the HDMI cable or audio cable that
is connected to the system and
the TV (page 21).
•• If your TV is compatible with
the Audio Return Channel (ARC)
function, make sure the system is
connected to an ARC-compatible
HDMI IN jack of the TV (page
21). If sound is still not output
or if sound is interrupted, connect
an audio cable (not supplied)
and hold down SHIFT and press
SETUP, then set [HDMI SETUP] –
[AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL] to
[OFF] (page 36).
•• If your TV is not compatible with
the Audio Return Channel (ARC)
function, TV sound will not be
output from the system even if the
system is connected to the TV’s
HDMI IN jack. To output TV sound
from the system, connect an audio
cable (not supplied) (page 22).
•• Change the function of the system
to “TV” (page 22).
•• Increase the volume on the
system.
•• Depending on the order in
which you connect the TV and
the system, the system may be
muted and  (muting) lights up
on the 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 on how to set the TV.
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The Party Chain and Speaker
Add function
Wired Party Chain function cannot
be activated.
•• Check the connections
(page 54).
•• Make sure the audio cables are
connected correctly.
“PARTY CHAIN” is flashing on the
display.
•• You cannot select the AUDIO IN
function if you make connection
 (page 54) during the Wired
Party Chain function. Select other
function.
•• Hold down PARTY CHAIN on the
unit.
•• Restart the system.
The Wired Party Chain function
does not work properly.
•• Turn off the system. Then, turn
it back on again to activate the
Wired Party Chain function.
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Resetting the system
If the system still does not operate
properly, reset the system to factory
default settings.
1 Unplug the AC power cord (mains
lead), then plug it back in.
2 Press  to turn on the system.
3 Hold down MEGA BASS and
GUITAR for about 3 seconds.
“RESET” appears on the display.
After the reset completes, the
system automatically reboots. Press
 to turn on the system.
All user-configured settings, such as
preset radio stations are reset to
factory default setting, and all the
BLUETOOTH pairing information is
erased.
Returning the setup menu
settings to the default
Unable to connect a BLUETOOTH
device with the system in the
Wireless Party Chain function.
•• After connecting all of the
systems, perform the pairing
procedure between the
BLUETOOTH device and the Host
Audio System. Then perform the
BLUETOOTH connection.
You can return the setup
menu settings (except for
[PARENTAL CONTROL] settings) to
the default settings.
Unable to connect a BLUETOOTH
device with the system in the
Speaker Add function.
•• After connecting two MHC-V41D
systems, perform the pairing
procedure between the
BLUETOOTH device and Host
system. Then perform the
BLUETOOTH connection.
2 Press
1 Hold down SHIFT and press
SETUP.
The setup menu appears on the TV
screen.
/ repeatedly to select
[SYSTEM SETUP] and press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[RESET], then press .
4 Press
/ repeatedly to select
[YES], then press .
It takes a few seconds to complete.
Do not press  while resetting the
system.
Self-diagnosis function
When letters/numbers appear
on the TV screen or the display
When the self-diagnosis function
is activated to prevent the system
from malfunctioning, a service
number appears. The service
number consists of an alphabet
and numerals (e.g. C 13 50). See the
following table for the cause and
corrective action.
First 3
Cause and corrective
characters of action
the service
number
C 13
This disc is dirty.
•• Clean the disc with a
soft cloth (page 78).
C 31
The disc is not inserted
correctly.
•• Turn off the system,
then turn it back on
again. Then re-insert the
disc correctly.
E XX
(XX is a
number)
•• Contact your nearest
Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service
facility and give the
5-character service
number.
Example: E 61 10
One of the following messages may
appear or flash on the display during
operation.
CANNOT PLAY
•• A disc that cannot be played back
was inserted.
•• A DVD VIDEO with unsupported
region code was inserted.
CODE 01
SGNL ERR
An unsupported audio signal is
input from the connected TV’s HDMI
IN (ARC) jack (page 22).
DATA ERROR
•• The file is created in unsupported
format.
•• The file extensions does not match
the file format.
DEVICE ERROR
The USB device could not be
recognized or an unknown device is
connected.
DEVICE FULL
The memory of the USB device is
full.
ERASE ERROR
Erase of audio files or folders on the
USB device failed.
FATAL ERROR
The USB device was removed during
transfer or erase operation, and may
have been damaged.
FOLDER FULL
You cannot transfer onto the USB
device because the number of
folders has reached its maximum.
Additional Information
To prevent a
malfunction, the system
has performed the
self-diagnosis function.
Messages
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NoDEVICE
No USB device is connected or
unsupported device is connected.
Precautions
NO DISC
There is no disc in the unit.
When carrying the unit
NO MUSIC
No supported audio files exist in the
playback source.
NO SUPPORT
An unsupported USB device is
connected, or the USB device is
connected through a USB hub.
NO VIDEO
No supported video files exist in the
playback source.
NOT USE
You tried to perform a specific
operation under conditions where
that operation is prohibited.
OVER CURRENT
An over current from the
port was detected.
(USB)
PROTECT
The USB device is write-protected.
PUSH STOP
You tried to perform an operation
that can be performed only when
the playback is stopped.
READING
The system is reading information
of the disc or USB device. Some
operations are not available.
REC ERROR
The transfer did not start, stopped
partway, or otherwise could not be
performed.
TRACK FULL
You cannot transfer onto the USB
device because the number of files
has reached its maximum.
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To avoid damaging the disc
mechanism, perform the following
procedure before carrying the unit.
Use the buttons on the unit to
perform this operation.
1 Press  to turn on the system.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD.”
3 Remove the disc.
Press  to open and close the disc
tray.
Wait until “NO DISC” appears on the
display.
4 Press  to turn off the system.
5 Unplug the AC power cord (mains
lead).
Notes on discs
•• Before playing, wipe the disc with a
cleaning cloth from the center outward
to the edge.
•• Do not clean discs with solvents, such
as benzine, thinner, or commercially
available cleaners or anti-static spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
•• Do not expose discs to direct sunlight
or heat sources such as hot air ducts,
nor leave them in a car parked in direct
sunlight.
On safety
•• Completely disconnect the AC power
cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet
(mains) if it is not going to be used
for an extended period of time. When
unplugging the system, always grip the
plug. Never pull the cord itself.
•• Should any solid object or liquid get
into the system, unplug the system, and
have it checked by qualified personnel
before operating it again.
•• AC power cord (mains lead) must be
changed only at the qualified service
shop.
On handling the unit
This system is not drip-proof or
waterproof. Make sure not to splash water
on the system or clean it with water.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: If you leave a still video
image or on-screen display image
displayed on your TV for an extended
period of time via this system, you
risk permanent damage to your TV
screen. Projection TVs are especially
susceptible to this.
On placement
•• Do not place the system in an inclined
position or in locations that are
extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or
humid or lacking adequate ventilation,
or subject to vibration, direct sunlight or
a bright light.
•• Be careful when placing the system
on surfaces that have been specially
treated (for example, wax, oil, polish) as
staining or discoloration of the surface
may result.
•• If the system is brought directly from
a cold to a warm location or is placed
in a very damp room, moisture may
condense on the lens inside the unit,
and cause the system to malfunction.
In this situation, remove the disc, and
leave the system turned on for about an
hour until the moisture evaporates.
On heat buildup
•• Heat buildup on the unit during
On the speaker system
The built-in speaker system is not
magnetically shielded, and the picture on
nearby TV sets may become magnetically
distorted. In this situation, turn off the
TV, wait 15 to 30 minutes, and turn it back
on. If there is no improvement, move the
system far away from the TV.
Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad,
scouring powder, or solvent, such as
thinner, benzine, or alcohol.
On BLUETOOTH communication
•• BLUETOOTH devices should be used
within approximately 10 meters
(unobstructed distance) of each
other. The effective communication
range may become shorter under the
following conditions.
—— When a person, metal object, wall
or other obstruction is between
the devices with a BLUETOOTH
connection
—— Locations where a wireless LAN is
installed
—— Around microwave ovens that are
in use
—— Locations where other
electromagnetic waves are
generated
•• BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE 802.11b/g/n) equipment use the
same frequency band (2.4 GHz). When
using your BLUETOOTH device near
a device with wireless LAN capability,
electromagnetic interference may
occur. This could result in lower data
transfer rates, noise, or inability to
connect. If this happens, try the
following remedies:
—— Use this system at least 10 meters
away from the wireless LAN
equipment.
—— Turn off the power of the wireless
LAN equipment when using your
BLUETOOTH device within 10 meters.
Additional Information
operation is normal and is not a cause
for alarm.
•• Do not touch the cabinet if it has been
used continuously at a high volume
because the cabinet may have become
hot.
•• Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
Cleaning the cabinet
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—— Use 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 gases may be present
—— Near automatic doors or fire alarms
•• This system supports security
functions that comply with BLUETOOTH
specifications to ensure secure
connections during communication
using BLUETOOTH technology. However,
this security may be insufficient
depending on the setting contents
and other factors, so always be careful
when performing communication using
BLUETOOTH technology.
•• Sony cannot be held liable in any way
for damages or other loss resulting
from information leaks during
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology.
•• BLUETOOTH communication is not
necessarily guaranteed with all
BLUETOOTH devices that have the same
profile as this system.
•• BLUETOOTH devices connected with
this system must comply with the
BLUETOOTH specification prescribed
by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and must
be certified to comply. However, even
when a device complies with the
BLUETOOTH specification, there may
be cases where the characteristics or
specifications of the BLUETOOTH device
make it impossible to connect, or may
result in different control methods,
display or operation.
•• Noise may occur or the audio may
cut off depending on the BLUETOOTH
device connected with this system,
the communications environment, or
surrounding conditions.
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Specifications
Speaker section
Speaker system:
3-way
Speaker unit:
Tweeter L/R: 40 mm, cone type
Midrange L/R: 80 mm, cone type
Woofer: 250 mm, cone type
Rated impedance:
Tweeter L/R: 4 ohms
Midrange L/R: 4 ohms
Woofer: 6 ohms
Inputs
AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN (TV) L/R:
Voltage 2 V, impedance
47 kilohms
TV (ARC):
Supported audio signal:
2-channel Linear PCM
MIC1:
Sensitivity 1 mV, impedance
10 kilohms
MIC2/GUITAR:
Sensitivity 1 mV, impedance
10 kilohms (When the Guitar
mode is turned off.)
Sensitivity 200 mV, impedance
1 Megaohm (When the Guitar
mode is turned on.)
Outputs
AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN OUT L/R:
Voltage 2 V, impedance 1 kilohm
VIDEO OUT:
Max. output level 1 Vp-p,
unbalanced, Sync. negative load
impedance 75 ohms
HDMI OUT:
Supported audio signal:
2-channel Linear PCM (up to
48 kHz), Dolby Digital
HDMI section
BLUETOOTH section
Connector:
Type A (19 pin)
Communication system:
BLUETOOTH Standard version 4.2
Output:
BLUETOOTH Standard Power
Class 2
Maximum communication range:
Line of sight approx. 10 m*
Frequency band:
2.4 GHz band
(2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)
Maximum output power:
< 9.5 dBm
Modulation method:
FHSS (Freq Hopping Spread
Spectrum)
Compatible BLUETOOTH profiles**:
A2DP (Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote
Control Profile)
SPP (Serial Port Profile)
Supported codecs:
SBC (Subband Codec)
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
LDAC
HFP (Hands-free Profile)
HSP (Headset Profile)
Disc player section
System:
Compact disc and digital audio
and video system
Laser Diode Properties
Emission Duration: Continuous
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6 μW
* This output is the value
measurement at a distance of
200 mm from the objective lens
surface on the Optical Pick-up
Block with 7 mm aperture.
Frequency response:
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Video color system format:
Latin American model:
NTSC
Other models:
NTSC and PAL
USB section
FM tuner section
FM stereo, FM superheterodyne tuner
Antenna:
FM lead antenna
Tuning range:
87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz (50 kHz
step)
* The actual range will vary depending
on factors such as obstacles between
devices, magnetic fields around a
microwave oven, static electricity,
reception sensitivity, antenna’s
performance, operating system,
software application, etc.
** BLUETOOTH standard profiles
indicate the purpose of BLUETOOTH
communication between devices.
Additional Information
Supported USB device:
Mass Storage Class
Maximum current:
1 A
(USB) port:
Type A
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NFC section
Operating frequency:
13.56 MHz
Supported audio formats
Supported bit rate and sampling
frequencies:
MP3:
32/44.1/48 kHz,
32 kbps – 320 kbps (VBR)
AAC:
44.1 kHz, 48 kbps – 320 kbps
(CBR/VBR)
WMA:
44.1 kHz, 48 kbps – 192 kbps (CBR/
VBR)
WAV:
44.1/48 kHz (16 bit)
Supported video formats
Xvid:
Video codec: Xvid video
Bit rate: 4.854 Mbps (MAX)
Resolution/Frame rate:
720 × 480, 30 fps
720 × 576, 25 fps (except for Latin
American model)
Audio codec: MP3
MPEG4:
File format: MP4 File Format
Video codec: MPEG4 Simple
Profile (AVC is not compatible.)
Bit rate: 4 Mbps
Resolution/Frame rate:
720 × 480, 30 fps
720 × 576, 25 fps (except for Latin
American model)
Audio codec: AAC-LC (HE-AAC is
not compatible.)
DRM: Not compatible
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General
Power requirements:
AC 120 V – 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption:
130 W
Power consumption (at the Power
Saving mode):
0.5 W (When “BT STBY” is set to
“OFF” and [CONTROL FOR HDMI] is
set to [OFF].)
2 W* (When “BT STBY” is set to
“ON” and [CONTROL FOR HDMI] is
set to [ON].)
Dimensions (W/H/D) (Approx.):
328 mm × 796 mm × 308 mm
Mass (Approx.):
13.5 kg
* The power consumption of the system
will be less than 0.5 W when there is no
HDMI connection and “BT STBY” is set
to “OFF.”
Design and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
Language code list
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639:1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
Afar
1186
Scots Gaelic
1350
Malayalam
1513
Siswati
1028
Abkhazian
1194
Galician
1352
Mongolian
1514
Sesotho
1032
Afrikaans
1196
Guarani
1353
Moldavian
1515
Sundanese
1039
Amharic
1203
Gujarati
1356
Marathi
1516
Swedish
1044
Arabic
1209
Hausa
1357
Malay
1517
Swahili
1045
Assamese
1217
Hindi
1358
Maltese
1521
Tamil
1051
Aymara
1226
Croatian
1363
Burmese
1525
Telugu
1052
Azerbaijani
1229
Hungarian
1365
Nauru
1527
Tajik
1053
Bashkir
1233
Armenian
1369
Nepali
1528
Thai
1057
Byelorussian
1235
Interlingua
1376
Dutch
1529
Tigrinya
1059
Bulgarian
1239
Interlingue
1379
Norwegian
1531
Turkmen
1060
Bihari
1245
Inupiak
1393
Occitan
1532
Tagalog
1061
Bislama
1248
1066
Bengali; Bangla 1253
Indonesian
1403
(Afan) Oromo
1534
Setswana
Icelandic
1408
Oriya
1535
Tonga
1067
Tibetan
1254
Italian
1417
Punjabi
1538
Turkish
1070
Breton
1257
Hebrew
1428
Polish
1539
Tsonga
1079
Catalan
1261
Japanese
1435
Pashto; Pushto
1540
Tatar
1093
Corsican
1269
Yiddish
1436
Portuguese
1543
Twi
Ukrainian
1097
Czech
1283
Javanese
1463
Quechua
1557
1103
Welsh
1287
Georgian
1481
Rhaeto-Romance
1564
Urdu
1105
Danish
1297
Kazakh
1482
Kirundi
1572
Uzbek
German
1298
Greenlandic
1483
Romanian
1581
Vietnamese
Bhutani
1299
Cambodian
1489
Russian
1587
Volapük
1142
Greek
1300
Kannada
1491
Kinyarwanda
1613
Wolof
1144
English
1301
Korean
1495
Sanskrit
1632
Xhosa
1145
Esperanto
1305
Kashmiri
1498
Sindhi
1665
Yoruba
1149
Spanish
1307
Kurdish
1501
Sangho
1684
Chinese
1150
Estonian
1311
Kirghiz
1502
Serbo-Croatian
1697
Zulu
1151
Basque
1313
Latin
1503
Singhalese
1703
Not specified
1157
Persian
1326
Lingala
1505
Slovak
1165
Finnish
1327
Laothian
1506
Slovenian
1166
Fiji
1332
Lithuanian
1507
Samoan
1171
Faroese
1334
Latvian; Lettish
1508
Shona
1174
French
1345
Malagasy
1509
Somali
1181
Frisian
1347
Maori
1511
Albanian
1183
Irish
1349
Macedonian
1512
Serbian
Additional Information
1109
1130
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Parental Control area code list
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Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
2044
Argentina
2165
Finland
2362
Mexico
2149
Spain
2047
Australia
2174
France
2376
Netherlands
2499
Sweden
2046
Austria
2109
Germany
2390
New Zealand
2086
Switzerland
2057
Belgium
2248
India
2379
Norway
2528
Thailand
2184
United Kingdom
2070
Brazil
2238
Indonesia
2427
Pakistan
2079
Canada
2254
Italy
2424
Philippines
2090
Chile
2276
Japan
2436
Portugal
2092
China
2304
Korea
2489
Russia
2115
Denmark
2363
Malaysia
2501
Singapore
Additional Information
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