Sony | STR-DA5200ES | Sony STR-DA5200ES Operating Instructions

2-687-418-11(2)
Multi Channel
AV Receiver
Operating Instructions
STR-DA5200ES
Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia
©2006 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains,
etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the
apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Install this system so that the power cord can be
unplugged from the wall socket immediately in the
event of trouble.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS1363 is fitted to
this equipment for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be
replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied
one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362, (i.e.,
marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug
without the fuse cover.
If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your
nearest Sony service station.
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About This Manual
• The instructions in this manual are for model STRDA5200ES. Check your model number by looking
at the lower right corner of the front panel.
• The instructions in this manual describe the
controls on the supplied remote. You can also use
the controls on the receiver if they have the same
or similar names as those on the remote.
This receiver incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro
Logic Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround
System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, “Surround EX”, and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
** Manufactured under license from Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. U.S. Pat.
No’s. 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380;
5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535 and other U.S.
and world-wide patents issued and pending.
“DTS”, “DTS-ES”, “Neo:6”, and “DTS 96/24”
are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Copyright 1996, 2003 Digital Theater Systems,
Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This receiver incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
The font type (Shin Go R) installed in this receiver
is provided by MORISAWA & COMPANY LTD.
These names are the trademarks of MORISAWA &
COMPANY LTD., and the copyright of the font also
belongs to MORISAWA & COMPANY LTD.
“WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and their logos are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
SonicStage and SonicStage logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Description and location of parts ..................6
1: Installing speakers ..................................15
2: Connecting speakers ...............................17
3: Connecting the monitor for displaying
menus .....................................................19
4a: Connecting the audio components ........21
4b: Connecting the video components .......26
5: Connecting the antennas (aerials) ...........35
6: Preparing the receiver and the remote ....36
7: Navigating through menus .....................38
8: Setting the speakers ................................40
9: Calibrating the appropriate settings
automatically
(AUTO CALIBRATION) ......................42
Playback
Selecting a component ................................48
Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD ............50
Watching a DVD .........................................51
Enjoying video games ................................52
Watching video ...........................................53
Amplifier Operations
Overview of the menus ...............................54
Settings for the audio
(Audio settings menu) ...........................55
Settings for the video
(Video settings menu) ............................56
Settings for the system
(System settings menu) .........................57
Enjoying Surround Sound
Enjoying a pre-programmed sound field ....58
Adjusting the sound effect ..........................63
Using the surround back decoding mode ...65
Enjoying the surround effect at low volume
levels (NIGHT MODE) .........................67
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Advanced Speakers Setting
Up
Adjusting the speaker settings manually .... 69
Adjusting the equalizer .............................. 75
Tuner Operations
Listening to FM/AM radio ......................... 77
Storing FM stations automatically
(AUTOBETICAL) ................................ 79
Presetting radio stations ............................. 80
Using the Radio Data System (RDS) ......... 82
Other Operations
Converting analog video input signals ....... 84
Listening to the music of a USB device ..... 86
Naming inputs ............................................ 88
Switching between digital and analog audio
(INPUT MODE) ................................... 89
Enjoying the sound/images from other
inputs ..................................................... 90
Changing the display ................................. 93
Using the Sleep Timer ............................... 97
Recording using the receiver ...................... 97
Listening to the sound in another zone
(ZONE 2/ZONE 3 operations) .............. 98
Using a bi-amplifier connection ............... 103
Using the CONTROL S Control
System ................................................. 104
Operating without a GUI
(Graphical User Interface) .................. 105
Using the Remote
Operating each component using the
remote ................................................. 110
Programming the remote ......................... 112
Performing several commands in sequence
automatically (Macro Play) ................ 115
Setting remote control codes that are not
stored in the commander ..................... 117
Clearing all the contents of the remote’s
memory ............................................... 118
Changing button assignments
(RM-AAU009 only) ............................ 119
Additional Information
Glossary ................................................... 121
Precautions ............................................... 123
Troubleshooting ....................................... 124
Specifications ........................................... 128
Index ......................................................... 131
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Getting Started
Description and location of parts
Front panel
To remove the cover
Press PUSH.
When you remove the cover, keep it out of
reach from children.
Name
Function
A POWER
Press to turn the
receiver on or off (page
36, 50, 51, 52, 53).
B AUTO CAL MIC Connects to the
jack
supplied optimizer
microphone for the
Digital Cinema Auto
Calibration function
(page 42).
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Function
Name
Function
Adjusts FRONT BASS
and FRONT TREBLE.
Press TONE MODE
repeatedly to select
BASS or TREBLE,
then turn TONE to
adjust the level
(page 75).
L MULTI CH IN
Press to select the audio
input signal from the
component connected
to the MULTI
CHANNEL INPUT
jack (page 48).
M HDMI
Press to select input
source from the
component connected
to the HDMI IN jack
(page 27).
N PHONES jack
Connects to
headphones (page 62).
TONE
D Remote sensor Receives signals from
remote commander.
E MEMORY/
ENTER
Press to operate a tuner
(FM/AM) (page 77).
TUNING MODE
TUNING
F DIMMER
Press to adjust
brightness of the
display (page 57).
O SPEAKERS
Switch to OFF, A, B,
(OFF/A/B/A+B) A+B of the front
speakers (page 41).
G DISPLAY
Press to select
information displayed
on the display.
P VIDEO 3 IN/
Connect to a portable
PORTABLE AV audio/video component
IN jacks
such as a camcorder or
video game (page 32,
52).
H SUR BACK
DECODING
Press to activate SB
Decoding (page 66).
Q USB (AUDIO)
jack
I Display
window
The current status of
the selected component
or a list of selectable
items appears here
(page 94).
Connects to a portable
audio product with a
USB jack (page 86).
R MULTI
CHANNEL
DECODING
lamp
Lights up when multichannel audio signals
are decoded (page 51).
J 2CH
Press to select sound
field (page 58).
S INPUT
SELECTOR
Turn to select the input
source to play back
(page 48, 50, 51, 52,
53, 88, 89).
T MASTER
VOLUME
Turn to adjust the
volume level of all
speakers at the same
time (page 48, 50, 51,
52, 53).
A.F.D.
MOVIE
MUSIC
K POWER
SELECT
Press SELECT
repeatedly to select
zone 2 or zone 3, then
press POWER to
output signals to the
selected zone
(page 98).
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Getting Started
Name
C TONE MODE
Rear panel
A AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT section
Connect to a tape
deck, MD deck or
DAT player, etc
(page 21, 25).
FM ANTENNA Connects to the FM
jack
wire antenna (aerial)
supplied with this
receiver (page 35).
MULTI
CHANNEL
INPUT jacks
Connect to a Super
Audio CD player or
DVD player with an
analog audio jack for
7.1 channel or 5.1
channel sound (page
21, 24).
AM
ANTENNA
jack
PRE OUT jacks Connect to an
external power
amplifier.
B DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT section
OPTICAL IN/ Connects to a DVD
OUT jacks
player, Super Audio
CD player, etc. The
COAXIAL IN COAXIAL jack
provides a better
jacks
quality sound (page
21, 22, 29).
HDMI IN/OUT Connects to a DVD
jacks
player, or a satellite
tuner. An image and
the sound are output
to TV or a projector
(page 27).
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C ANTENNA section
AUDIO IN/
OUT jacks
Connects to the AM
loop antenna (aerial)
supplied with this
receiver (page 35).
D COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT/
OUTPUT section
COMPONENT
VIDEO (Y, PB/
CB, PR/CR)
INPUT/
OUTPUT
jacks*
Connect to a DVD
player, TV, or a
satellite tuner. (page
19, 31, 85).
E RS-232C jack
Used for
maintenance and
service.
F Control jack for Sony equipment
and other external components
Connects to Sony
TV, DVD player or
VCR with
CONTROL S jack
(page 104).
TRIGGER
OUT jacks
Connects to interlock
on/off of the power
supply of other 12V
TRIGGER
compliant
components, or the
amplifier/receiver of
zone 2 or zone 3
(page 101).
IR REMOTE
IN/OUT jacks
Connects an IR
repeater (page 99,
100).
Connects to speakers
(page 17).
* You can watch the selected input image when you
connect the MONITOR OUT jack to a TV
(page 19). You can operate this receiver using a
GUI (Graphical User Interface) (page 38).
G VIDEO/AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT
section
AUDIO IN/
OUT jacks
Connects to a VCR
or a DVD player etc.
(page 29, 30, 31, 32,
85).
VIDEO IN/
OUT jacks*
S VIDEO IN/
OUT jacks*
AUDIO IN/
OUT jack
VIDEO IN/
OUT jacks
Connects to the
component in zone 2
or zone 3 (page 98).
VIDEO IN jack Connects to the
component when
you want to watch in
PIP (Picture in
Picture) window.
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Getting Started
CTRL S IN/
OUT jacks
H SPEAKERS section
Remote commander
You can use the supplied remote RM-AAL006
to operate the receiver and to control the Sony
audio/video components that the remote is
assigned to operate (page 112).
Name
Function
A AV ?/1 (on/
standby)
Press to turn on or off the audio/
video components that the
remote is assigned to operate
(page 112).
If you press the ?/1 (B) at the
same time, it will turn off the
receiver and other Sony
components (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
Note
The function of the AV ?/1
switch changes automatically
each time you press the input
button (C).
B ?/1 (on/
standby)
Press to turn the receiver on or
off.
If ZONE 2 or ZONE 3 is
selected, only the main receiver
is turned on or off with this
button. To turn off all
components including an
amplifier in zone 2 or zone 3,
press ?/1 and AV ?/1 (A) at
the same time (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
C Input
buttons
Press one of the buttons to
select the component you want
to use. Press a pink-labeled
button after pressing SHIFT
(wj). When you press any of the
input buttons, the receiver turns
on. The buttons are factory
assigned to control Sony
components (page 48). You can
program the remote to control
non-Sony components
following the steps in
“Programming the remote”
(page 112).
D RECEIVER
Press to enable the receiver
operation (page 38).
E ZONE 2
ZONE 3
Press to enable the zone 2/zone
3 operation (page 98).
RM-AAL006
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Function
Name
Function
Press SHIFT (wj), then press
PIP to switch the image of the
PIP (Picture in Picture) window.
The image will be changed as
follows. EXT VIDEO t
ZONE 2 VIDEO t OFF. You
can also change the size of the
PIP window by pressing V/v.
Note
The HDMI video signals are not
output while the PIP window is
displayed.
L OPTIONS
Press to display and select items
from option menus for receiver
and DVD player.
TOOLS
Press to display and select items
from the option menus for DVD
player, etc.
MUSIC
H Numeric
buttons
I ENTER
MEMORY
J DISPLAY
K
V/v/B/b
Press to display the menu of the
receiver of a DVD player, TV,
etc.
N ALBUM +/–
Press to replay the previous
scene or fast forward the current
scene of the VCR or DVD
player.
O m/M a)
x a)
X a)
H b)
./> a)
Press to operate the DVD
player, CD player, MD deck or
tape deck, etc.
Press to select sound field
(page 62).
G RESOLUTION Press SHIFT (wj) then press
RESOLUTION repeatedly to
change the resolution of signals
output from the HDMI OUT or
COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT jack
(page 84).
MOVIE
M MENU
Press to select sound field
(page 62).
Press to
– preset/tune to preset stations.
– select track numbers of the
CD player, DVD player or
MD deck. Press 0/10 to
select track number 10.
– select channel numbers of
the VCR or satellite tuner.
– After pressing TV (wk),
press the numeric buttons to
select the TV channels.
Press to enter the value after
selecting a channel, disc or
track using the numeric buttons.
TUNING +/– Press to selest station (page 77).
P PRESET
+ b)/–
TV CH +/–
Q F1/F2
After pressing MENU (qd) or
TOP MENU (qk), press V/v, B
or b to select the settings. Then
press
to enter the selection
(page 38).
Press TV (wk) and then press
TV CH+/– to operate the TV,
satellite tuner, VCR, etc.
Press TV (wk) and then press
F1 or F2 to select a component
to operate.
• HDD recorder
F1: HDD
F2: DVD
• DVD/VHS combo player
F1: DVD
F2: VHS
TV/VIDEO
Press TV/VIDEO and TV (wk)
at the same time to select the
input signal (TV input or video
input).
WIDE
Press to select the wide picture
mode.
MACRO1,
MACRO2
Press RECEIVER (4) and
then press MACRO 1 or
MACRO 2 to set up the macro
function (page 115).
Press to store a station during
tuner operation.
Press to select information
displayed on the display
window, TV screen of the VCR,
satellite tuner, CD player, DVD
player, or MD deck (page 93).
Press to register FM/AM Radio
stations or to select preset
stations.
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Getting Started
Name
F PIP
Name
Function
Name
Function
R TOP MENU
Press to display the menu or
on-screen guide of the DVD
player on the TV screen. Then
use V/v/B/b and
to perform
menu operations.
X CLEAR
Press to
– clear a mistake when you
press the incorrect numeric
button.
– return to continuous
playback, etc. of the satellite
tuner or DVD player.
>10
Press to select
– track numbers over 10 of the
VCR, satellite tuner, CD
player or MD deck.
– channel numbers of the
Digital CATV terminal.
D.TUNING
Press to enter direct tuning
mode (page 78).
MENU
Press to display the menus of
the DVD player on the TV
screen. Then use V/v/B/b and
to perform a menu
operations (page 111).
NIGHT
MODE
Press RECEIVER (4) and
then press NIGHT MODE to
activate the NIGHT MODE
function (page 67).
INPUT
MODE
Press RECEIVER (4) and
then press INPUT MODE to
select the input mode when the
same components are
connected to both digital and
analog jacks (page 89).
S MUTING
Press to silence the sound
(page 49).
T MASTER
VOL + b) /–
Press to adjust the volume level
of all speakers at the same time
(page 48).
TV VOL +/–
U DISC SKIP
V RETURN/
EXIT O
Press TV (wk) and then press
TV VOL +/– to adjust the
volume level of the TV.
Press to skip a disc when using
a multi-disc changer.
Press to return to the previous
menu or exit the menu while the
menu or on-screen guide of the
VCR, DVD player, or satellite
tuner is displayed on the TV
screen (page 111).
W ON SCREEN Press to turn the GUI display
mode on or off. Press MENU
(qd) to display the menu when
“GUI ON” appears on the
display.
Y A.DIRECT
2CH
Z SLEEP
A.F.D
Press SHIFT (wj) then press
A.DIRECT to switch the audio
of the selected input to analog
signal without any adjustment
(page 107).
Press to select sound filed
(page 59).
Press SHIFT (wj) then press
SLEEP to activate the Sleep
Timer function and the duration
which the receiver turns off
automatically (page 97).
Press to select sound filed
(page 60).
wj SHIFT
Press to light up the button. It
changes the remote button
function to activate the buttons
with pink printing.
wk TV
Press to enable the TV
operation.
wl RM SET UP
Press to set up the remote.
a) See
the table on page 111 for information on the
buttons that you can use to control each
component.
b) The tactile dot is attached to these buttons (H,
PRESET+). Use as a mark of operation.
Notes
• Some functions explained in this section may not
work depending on the model.
• The above explanation is intended to serve as an
example only. Therefore, depending on the
component, the above operation may not be
possible or may operate differently than described.
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Name
Function
This remote is only for zone 2/zone 3
operations (page 98). You cannot control the
main receiver directly with this remote.
C Input
buttons
Press one of the buttons to
select the component you want
to use. When you press any of
the input buttons, the receiver
turns on. The buttons are
factory assigned to control Sony
components as follows. You can
change the button assignments
following the steps in
“Changing button assignments
(RM-AAU009 only)” on
page 119.
Button
Assigned Sony
component
VIDEO 1
VCR (VTR mode 3)
VIDEO 2
VCR (VTR mode 1)
VIDEO 3
VCR (VTR mode 2)
DVD
DVD player
TV/SAT
TV tuner
TAPE/
CD-R
Tape deck B
MD/DAT
MD deck
SA-CD/CD Super Audio CD/CD
player
TUNER*
Built-in tuner
SOURCE
The current input
selected for the main
receiver
* The setting cannot be changed.
Operating the main receiver from
zone 2
Name
Function
A ?/1 (on/
standby)
Press to turn a receiver in zone 2
or zone 3 on or off.
B Command
mode
buttons
Press to select the command
mode of the remote.
D MUTING
Press to mute the sound.
E MASTER
VOL +/–
Press to adjust the volume level
for multi zone output.
F RM SET UP
Press to change the category of
the buttons.
G RM SET UP
indicator
Lights up when data is being
sent or when the remote button
assignment is being preset.
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Getting Started
RM-AAU009
Operating the components
connected to the main receiver
from zone 2 or zone 3
Name
Function
H Operation
buttons*
The following table describes
the function of the buttons.
Button(s) Function
I CH/
PRESET/
D.SKIP
+/–*
N
Starts play. (Starts play
on the front side of the
cassette.)
n
Starts play on the
reverse side of the
cassette.
X
Pauses play or
recording, and starts
recording when the
component is in
recording standby.
x
Stops play.
./>
Skips tracks.
m/M
Go backward/forward.
Press repeatedly to select a
preset station or channel. When
using a multi-disc changer,
press to skip a disc.
* The function of these buttons switches
automatically each time you press the input
buttons C. The above explanation is intended to
serve as an example only. Therefore, depending
on the component, the above operation may not
be possible or may operate differently than
described.
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1: Installing speakers
Enjoying a 5.1/7.1 channel
system
To fully enjoy theater-like multi-channel
surround sound requires five speakers (two
front speakers, a center speaker, and two
surround speakers) and a sub woofer (5.1
channel system).
You can enjoy high fidelity reproduction of
DVD software recorded sound in the Surround
EX format if you connect one additional
surround back speaker (6.1 channel system) or
two surround back speakers (7.1 channel
system.) See “Using the surround back
decoding mode” (page 65).
Example of a 7.1 channel
speaker system configuration
Example of a 5.1 channel
speaker system configuration
AFront left speaker
BFront right speaker
CCenter speaker
DSurround left speaker
ESurround right speaker
HSub woofer
AFront left speaker
BFront right speaker
CCenter speaker
DSurround left speaker
ESurround right speaker
FSurround back left speaker
GSurround back right speaker
HSub woofer
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Getting Started
This receiver allows you to use a 7.1 channel
system (7 speakers and one sub woofer).
The angle A should be the same
Tips
• When you connect a 6.1 channel speaker system,
place the surround back speaker behind the
listening position.
• Since the sub woofer does not emit highly
directional signals, you can place it wherever you
want.
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2: Connecting speakers
A
E
D
G
Getting Started
H
F
FRONT SPEAKERS
B terminals a)
B
C
B
A
A Monaural audio cord (not supplied)
B Speaker cords (not supplied)
AFront speaker A (L)
BFront speaker A (R)
CCenter speaker
DSurround speaker (L)
ESurround speaker (R)
FSurround back speaker (L)b)
GSurround back speaker (R)b)
HSub wooferc)
a)
If you have an additional front speaker
system, connect them to the FRONT
SPEAKERS B terminals. You can select
the front speaker system you want to use
with the SPEAKERS switch (OFF/A/B/
A+B) on the front panel (page 41).
b) If you connect only one surround back
speaker, connect it to the SURROUND
BACK SPEAKERS L terminals.
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c)
When you connect a sub woofer with an auto
standby function, turn off the function when
watching movies. If the auto standby
function is set to on, it turns to standby mode
automatically based on the level of the input
signal to a sub woofer, then sound may not
be output.
Note
When you connect all the speakers with a nominal
impedance of 8 ohms or higher, set “Speaker
Impedance” in the System settings menu to “8 Ω.” In
other connections, set it to “4 Ω.” For details, see “8:
Setting the speakers” (page 40).
Tip
To connect certain speakers to another power
amplifier, use the PRE OUT jacks. The same signal
is output from both the SPEAKERS terminals and
the PRE OUT jacks. For example, if you want to
connect just the front speakers to another amplifier,
connect that amplifier to the PRE OUT FRONT L
and R jacks.
ZONE 2 connection
You can assign the SURROUND BACK
SPEAKER terminals F and G to the
speakers of the ZONE 2. Set the surround back
speaker settings (page 74) to “ZONE 2.”
See “Listening to the sound in another zone
(ZONE 2/ZONE 3 operations)” (page 98) for
details of on connection and operation in zone
2.
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3: Connecting the monitor for displaying menus
It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
Connect audio and video cords according to
the jacks of your components.
TV monitor
Video signals
A
B
C
A Component video cord (not supplied)
B S video cord (not supplied)
C Video cord (not supplied)
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Getting Started
You can watch the selected input image when
you connect the MONITOR OUT jack to a TV.
You can operate this receiver using a GUI
(Graphical User Interface) (page 38).
Notes
• Connect image display components such as a TV
monitor or a projector to the MONITOR OUT jack
on the receiver. You may not be able to record, even
if you connect recording components.
• Turn on the receiver when the video and audio of a
playback component are being output to a TV via
the receiver. If the power supply of the receiver is
not turned on, neither video nor audio is
transmitted.
• Depending on the status of the connection between
the TV and the antenna (aerial), the image on the
TV screen may be distorted. In this case, place the
antenna (aerial) farther away from the receiver.
Tips
• The receiver has a video conversion function. For
details, see “Notes on converting video signals”
(page 34).
• The sound of the TV is output from the speakers
connected to the receiver if you connect the sound
output jack of the TV and the TV/SAT AUDIO IN
jacks of the receiver. In this configuration, set the
sound output jack of the TV to “Fixed” if it can be
switched between either “Fixed” or “Variable.”
• The GUI display is turned off when there has been
no operation for 15 minutes.
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4a: Connecting the audio components
Audio input/output jacks to be
connected
This section describes how to hook up your
components to this receiver. Before you begin,
refer to “Component to be connected” below
for the pages which describe how to connect
each component.
After hooking up all your components,
proceed to “5: Connecting the antennas
(aerials)” (page 35).
Component to be connected
Super Audio CD
player/ CD player
MD/DAT
Page
With digital audio
output
22
With multi-channel
audio output
24
With analog audio
output only
25
With digital audio
output
22
With analog audio
output only
25
Tape deck, Analog disc turntable
The sound quality depends on the jack used.
Refer to the illustration that follows. Select the
connection configuration according to the
jacks of your components.
Digital
Analog
High quality sound
Notes
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• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the
plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
Tip
All the digital audio jacks are compatible with 32
kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling
frequencies.
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Getting Started
How to hook up your
components
Connecting components with
digital audio input/output jacks
The following illustration shows how to
connect a Super Audio CD player, CD player
and an MD/DAT deck.
Super Audio CD
player, CD player
MD deck,
DAT deck
C
B
A
A Audio cord (not supplied)
B Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
C Optical digital cord (not supplied)
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A
Notes on playing a Super Audio
CD on a Super Audio CD player
Getting Started
• No sound is output when playing a Super
Audio CD on a Super Audio CD player
connected to only the COAXIAL SA-CD/
CD IN jack on this receiver. When you play
a Super Audio CD, connect the player to the
MULTI CHANNEL INPUT or SA-CD/CD
IN jacks. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the Super Audio CD player.
• You cannot make digital recordings of a
Super Audio CD. Use the analog jack for
recording in this case.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert
the plugs straight in until they click into
place.
• Do not bend or tie digital optical cords.
If you want to connect several
digital components, but cannot
find an unused input
See “Enjoying the sound/images from other
inputs” (page 90).
Tip
You cannot connect an LD player’s DOLBY
DIGITAL RF OUT jack directly to this receiver’s
digital input jacks. You must use an RF demodulator
for this configuration.
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Connecting components with
multi-channel output jacks
If your DVD or Super Audio CD player is
equipped with multi-channel output jacks, you
can connect them to the MULTI CHANNEL
INPUT jacks of this receiver to enjoy multichannel sound. Alternatively, the multichannel input jacks can be used to connect an
external multi-channel decoder.
DVD player, Super Audio
CD player, etc.
A
A Audio cord (not supplied)
B Monaural audio cord (not supplied)
Notes
• DVD and Super Audio CD players do not have the
SURROUND BACK jacks.
• When “Sur Back Assign” is set to “ZONE 2” in the
Auto Calibration settings menu, the input to the
SUR BACK jacks is invalid (page 74).
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B
Getting Started
Connecting components with
analog audio jacks
The following illustration shows how to
connect a component with analog jacks, such
as tape deck, turntable, etc.
Super Audio
CD player,
CD player
Tape deck
A
A
A
A
MD deck,
DAT deck
Turntable
A Audio cord (not supplied)
Note
If your turntable has a ground (earth) wire, connect
it to the (U) SIGNAL GND terminal.
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4b: Connecting the video components
How to hook up your
components
Video input/output jacks to be
connected
This section describes how to hook up your
components to this receiver. Before you begin,
refer to “Component to be connected” below
for the pages which describe how to connect
each component.
After hooking up all your components,
proceed to “5: Connecting the antennas
(aerials)” (page 35).
Component to be connected
Page
TV monitor
19, 31
With HDMI jack
DVD player, DVD recorder
27
Digital
Analog
29-30
Satellite tuner
31
VCR
32
Camcorder, video game, etc.
32
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The image quality depends on the connecting
jack. Refer to the illustration that follows.
Select the connection according to the jacks on
your components.
High quality image
HDMI is the abbreviated name for HighDefinition Multimedia Interface. It is an
interface which transmits video and audio
signals in digital format.
HDMI features
• A digital audio signals transmitted by HDMI
can be output from the speakers and the PRE
OUT jacks on this receiver. This signal
supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and linear
PCM.
DVD player
Satellite tuner
Audio/video
signals
Blu-ray Disc player,
hard disk recorder
Audio/video
signals
A
Audio/video
signals
A
A
Audio/video
signals
TV monitor, projector, etc.
A HDMI cable (not supplied)
We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable.
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Getting Started
• Linear PCM (sampling frequency less than
192 kHz) with digital audio signals of up to
8 channels can be received with this receiver
using the HDMI jack.
• Analog video signals input to the VIDEO
jack, S VIDEO jack, or COMPONENT
VIDEO jacks can be output as HDMI
signals. Audio signals are not output from an
HDMI OUT jack when the image is
converted.
Connecting components with
HDMI jacks
Notes on HDMI connections
• Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo
(made by Sony).
• Check the setup of the connected component
if an image is poor or the sound does not
come out of a component connected via the
HDMI cable.
• An audio signal input to the HDMI IN jack
is output from the speaker output jacks,
HDMI OUT jack and PRE OUT jacks. It is
not output from any other audio jacks.
• A video signal input to the HDMI IN jack
can only be output from the HDMI OUT
jack. The video input cannot be output from
the VIDEO OUT jacks, S VIDEO OUT
jacks, or MONITOR OUT jacks.
• The audio and video signals of HDMI input
are not output from the HDMI OUT jack
while the receiver menu is displayed.
• When you want to listen to the sound from
the TV speaker, set “HDMI Audio” to
“TV+AMP” in the Audio settings menu
(page 55). If set to “AMP,” the sound is not
out put from the TV speaker or you cannot
play back multi-channel software.
• The multi/stereo area audio signals of a
Super Audio CD are not output.
• Be sure to turn on the receiver when video
and audio signals of a playback component
are being output to a TV through this
receiver. Unless the power is on, neither
video nor audio signals will be transmitted.
• Audio signals (sampling frequency, bit
length, etc.) transmitted from an HDMI jack
may be suppressed by the connected
component. Check the setup of the
connected component if an image is poor or
the sound does not come out of a component
connected via the HDMI cable.
• Sound may be interrupted when the
sampling frequency or the number of
channels of audio output signals from the
playback component is switched.
• When the connected component is not
compatible with copyright protection
technology (HDCP), the image and/or the
sound from the HDMI OUT jack may be
distorted or may be not output.
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In this case, check the specification of the
connected component.
• Refer to the operating instructions of each
component connected for details.
• We do not recommend using an HDMI-DVI
conversion cable. When you connect an
HDMI-DVI conversion cable to a DVI-D
component, the sound and/or the image may
not be output. Connect other audio cords or
digital connecting cords, then set “Input
Assign” in the Input menu (page 90) when
the sound is not output correctly.
The following illustration shows how to
connect a DVD player/DVD recorder.
It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
Connect audio and video cords according to
the jacks of your components.
Note
To output multi-channel digital audio, set the digital
audio output setting on the DVD player. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the DVD
player.
Connecting a DVD player
DVD player
Audio signals
A
Video signals
B
C
D
E
A Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
B Audio cord (not supplied)
C Component video cord (not supplied)
D S video cord (not supplied)
E Video cord (not supplied)
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Getting Started
Connecting a DVD player/DVD
recorder
Connecting a DVD recorder
DVD recorder
Audio signals
A
Video signals
B
A Optical digital cord (not supplied)
B Audio cord (not supplied)
C Video cord (not supplied)
D S video cord (not supplied)
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C
D
Getting Started
Connecting a TV monitor/
satellite tuner
The following illustration shows how to
connect a TV monitor/satellite tuner.
It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
Connect audio and video cords according to
the jacks of your components.
TV monitor/Satellite tuner
Audio signals
A
Video signals
B
C
D
E
A Optical digital cord (not supplied)
B Audio cord (not supplied)
C Component video cord (not supplied)
D S video cord (not supplied)
E Video cord (not supplied)
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Connecting components with
analog video and audio jack
It is not necessary to connect all the cables.
Connect audio and video cords according to
the jacks of your components.
The following illustration shows how to
connect a component which has analog jacks
such as a VCR, etc.
VCR
Audio signals
Video signals
A
B
C
To the VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE
AV IN jacks (Front panel)
Camcorder,
video game
A Audio cord (not supplied)
B S video cord (not supplied)
C Video cord (not supplied)
D Audio/video cord (not supplied)
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B
D
This receiver is equipped with a function for
converting video signals. You can output the
video signal after connecting this receiver via
the MONITOR OUT jack as shown in the
illustration.
• Video signals can be output as HDMI video,
component video and S video signals.
• S video signals can be output as HDMI
video, component video and video signals.
• Component video signals can be output as
HDMI video, S video and video signals.
For details on the video converting function,
see “Converting analog video input signals”
(page 84).
In the video input/output conversion table of the receiver
Input Signals
Output Signals
BCD
BCD
ABCD
OUTPUT jack
INPUT jack
HDMI IN 1/2/3 A
HDMI OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
S VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
f
X
X
X
a
(Supports 480i and
576i input signals.)
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN B
a
f
a
(Supports 480i and
576i input signals.)
S VIDEO IN C
a
a
a/f*
a
VIDEO IN D
a
a
a
a/f*
a : Video signals are converted and output through the video converter.
f : The same type of signal as that of the input signal is output. Video signals are not converted.
X : Video signals are not output.
* Video signals are output when “Video Convert” is set to “OFF” in the Video settings menu.
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Getting Started
Function for conversion of video
signals
Notes on converting video signals
• When video or S video signals from a VCR,
etc., are converted on this receiver and then
output to your TV, depending on the status of
the video signal output, the image on the TV
screen may appear distorted horizontally or
no image may be output.
• HDMI video signals cannot be converted to
component video signals, S video signal and
video signals.
• The converted video signals are output only
from the MONITOR OUT jacks. They are
not output from VIDEO OUT jacks, S
VIDEO OUT jacks, or the ZONE 2 VIDEO
OUT jack.
• When you play a VCR with an image
improvement circuit, such as TBC, the
images may be distorted or may not be
output. In this case, set the image
improvement circuit function to off.
• The resolution of the signals output to the
COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT
jacks is converted up to 1080i. The
resolution of the signals output to the HDMI
OUT jacks is converted up to 1080p.
• COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT
jacks have restrictions on resolution when
the resolution of video signals protected by
copyright technology is converted.
Resolution of up to 480p can be output to the
COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT
jacks. The HDMI OUT jacks have no
restriction on resolution.
• Video signals for which the resolution has
been converted cannot be output from either
the COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR
OUT jacks or the HDMI OUT jacks.
Connect to the VIDEO/S VIDEO/
COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT or
HDMI OUT jack, whichever you prefer. The
video signals are output from the HDMI
OUT jack when both are connected.
Set “Video Convert” to OFF in the Video
settings menu to output the video signals
from the VIDEO/S VIDEO/COMPONENT
VIDEO MONITOR OUT jack when both
are connected.
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• SECAM video signals are converted to PAL
signals and output when “Video Convert” is
set to on. Set “Video Convert” to “OFF,”
when you output signals in SECAM system.
Closed Caption display
Set “Video Convert” to “OFF” in the Video
settings menu when receiving a signal that
supports Closed Captions. If “Video Convert”
is set to on, you cannot display Closed
Captions.
To connect a recording
component
When recording, connect the recording
component to the VIDEO OUT jacks or S
VIDEO OUT jacks of the receiver. Connect
cords for input and output signals to the same
type of jack, as VIDEO OUT jacks and S
VIDEO OUT jacks do not have an upconversion function.
Note
Signals output from the MONITOR OUT jacks may
not be recorded properly.
5: Connecting the antennas (aerials)
Getting Started
Connect the supplied AM loop antenna
(aerial) and FM wire antenna (aerial).
FM wire antenna (aerial) (supplied)
AM loop antenna (aerial) (supplied)
* The shape of the connector varies depending on
the area.
Notes
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna
(aerial) away from the receiver and other
components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna
(aerial).
• After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial),
keep it as horizontal as possible.
• Do not use the U SIGNAL GND terminal for
grounding the receiver.
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Notes
6: Preparing the receiver
and the remote
Connecting the AC power cord
(mains lead)
Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains
lead) to the AC IN terminal on the receiver,
then connect the AC power cord (mains lead)
to a wall outlet.
AC OUTLET*
AC IN terminal
• The AC OUTLET(s) on the rear of the receiver is a
switched outlet, which supplies power to the
connected component only while the receiver is
turned on.
• Make sure that the total power consumption of the
component(s) connected to the receiver’s AC
OUTLET(s) does not exceed the wattage stated on
the rear panel. Do not connect high-wattage
electrical home appliances such as electric irons,
fans, or TVs to this outlet. This may cause a
malfunction.
Performing initial setup
operations
Before using the receiver for the first time,
initialize the receiver by performing the
following procedure. This procedure can also
be used to return settings you have made to
their factory defaults.
1,2 2,3
2,3
To the wall outlet
* The configuration, shape, number of AC outlets,
and the information described on the label will
vary according to the area.
AC power cord
(mains lead)
(supplied)
1
Press POWER to turn off the
receiver.
2
Hold down POWER while
pressing TONE MODE and
MULTI CH IN to turn on the
receiver.
3
Release the TONE MODE and
MULTI CH IN after a few
seconds.
**
** A several space is left between the plug and the
rear panel even when the power cord (mains
lead) is inserted firmly. The cord is supposed be
connected this way. This is not malfunction.
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After “MEMORY CLEARING...”
appears on the display for a while,
“MEMORY CLEARED!” appears.
The following items are reset to their
factory settings.
Inserting batteries into the
remote
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RMAAL006 remote commander.
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the RMAAU009 remote control.
Observe the correct polarity when installing
batteries.
About the command mode
The receiver and the remote use the same
command mode.
If the command modes of the receiver and the
remote are different, you cannot use the
remote to operate the receiver.
If the command modes of both the receiver and
the remote are those of the initial setting (AV
SYSTEM 2), it is not necessary to reset them.
You can switch the command mode (AV
SYSTEM 1 or AV SYSTEM 2) of the receiver
and the remote. If both the receiver and the
other Sony component respond to the same
remote command, switch the command mode
of either the component or the receiver to
another command mode so that the component
does not respond to the same remote command
as the receiver.
To switch the command mode
of the receiver
2CH
RM-AAL006
RM-AAU009
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or
humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with old ones.
• Do not mix manganese batteries and other kinds of
batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight
or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you do not intend to use the remote for an
extended period of time, remove the batteries to
avoid possible damage from battery leakage and
corrosion.
• When you replace the batteries, the programmed
remote codes may be cleared. If this happens,
program the remote codes again (page 112).
Turn on the receiver while pressing
2CH.
When the command mode is set to “AV2,”
“COMMAND MODE [AV2]” appears on the
display.
When the command mode is set to “AV1,”
“COMMAND MODE [AV1]” appears on the
display.
Tip
When the remote no longer operates the receiver,
replace all the batteries with new ones.
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Getting Started
• All settings in the Auto Calibration
settings, Surround settings, Multi Zone
settings, Audio settings, Video settings,
System settings menus.
• The sound field memorized for each
input and preset station.
• All preset stations.
• All index names for inputs and preset.
To switch the command mode
of the remote
1
1
2
7: Navigating through
menus
Press MENU, then display a menu on the TV
screen connected to this receiver. You can set
up menus easily.
By using the amplifier menus, you can make
various adjustments to customize the receiver.
Refer to “Operating without a GUI (Graphical
User Interface)” (page 105) when you operate
this receiver without displaying the menu on
the TV screen.
3
1
2
Press ?/1 while pressing RM
SET UP.
The RM SET UP button flashes.
2
3
Press 1 or 2 while the RM SET
UP button is flashing.
When you press 1, the command mode is
set to AV SYSTEM 1. When you press 2,
the command mode is set to AV SYSTEM
2.
3
4
Press ENTER when the RM SET
UP button lights up.
The RM SET UP button flashes twice,
then the command mode setting process
is completed.
5-8
RETURN/
EXIT O
MENU
Tip
When you press RM SET UP, use a thin wire, such
as a paper clip.
1
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
2
3
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Turn on the receiver and the TV.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
4
Press ON SCREEN.
5
Getting Started
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
Press V/v repeatedly to select a
menu you want.
9
Repeat steps 7 to 8 to select the
parameter you want.
To return to the previous screen
Press RETURN/EXIT O.
6
Press
menu.
or b to enter the
To exit the menu
Press MENU.
The menu item list appears on the TV
screen.
7
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the menu item you want to
adjust.
8
Press
item.
or b to enter the menu
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8: Setting the speakers
Setting the speaker impedance
Set the appropriate speaker impedance for the
speakers you are using.
2-4
3
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Speaker Impedance,” then
press
.
4
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“4 Ω” or “8 Ω” depending on the
speakers you are using, then
press
.
5
1
Choose Settings menu
(page 38).
The Settings menu list appears on the TV
screen.
Notes
2
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Press V/v repeatedly to select
“System,” then press
or b.
• If you are not sure of the impedances of the
speakers, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your speakers. (This information is
often on the back of the speaker.)
• When you connect all speakers with a normal
impedance of 8 ohms or higher, set “Speaker
Impedance” to “8 Ω.” When connecting other types
of speakers, set it to “4 Ω.”
• When you connect front speakers to both the
SPEAKER A and B terminals, connect the
speakers with a normal impedance of 8 ohms or
higher.
Selecting the front speaker
You can select the front speakers you want to
drive.
SPEAKERS switch
Set the SPEAKERS switch to select
the front speaker system you want
to drive.
Note
This setting is not available when headphones are
connected.
Set to
To select
A
The speakers connected to the
FRONT SPEAKERS A terminals.
B
The speakers connected to the
FRONT SPEAKERS B terminals.
A+B
The speakers connected to both the
FRONT SPEAKERS A and B
terminals (parallel connection).
OFF
No audio signals are output from
any speaker terminals, or the PRE
OUT terminal.
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Getting Started
– When you connect speakers with impedance of
16 ohms or higher in both “A” and “B”
configuration:
Set “Speaker Impedance” to “8 Ω” in the System
settings menu.
– For other types of speakers in other
configurations:
Set “Speaker Impedance” to “4 Ω” in the System
settings menu.
9: Calibrating the
appropriate settings
automatically (AUTO
– “2ch Analog Direct” is being used (page 107).
– Headphones are connected.
• Cancel the muting if MUTING is set to on.
Optimizer microphone
CALIBRATION)
The DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration)
function allows you to perform automatic
calibration, such as checking the connection
between each speaker and the receiver,
adjusting the speaker level, and measuring the
distance of each speaker from your listening
position automatically. Refer also to “Quick
Setup Guide” supplied with the receiver.
Before you perform the auto
calibration
Before you perform the auto calibration, set up
and connect the speakers (page 15-18).
• The AUTO CAL MIC jack is used for the
supplied optimizer microphone only. Do not
connect other microphones. Doing so may
damage the receiver and the microphone.
• During the calibration, the sound that comes
out of the speakers is very loud. Pay
attention to the presence of children or to the
effect on your neighborhood.
• Perform the auto calibration in a quiet
environment to avoid the effect of noise and
get a more accurate measurement.
• If there are any obstacles in the path between
the optimizer microphone and the speakers,
the calibration cannot be performed
correctly. Remove any obstacle from the
measurement area to avoid measurement
failure.
• When you use a bi-amplifier connection, set
“Sur Back Assign” to “BI-AMP” in the Auto
Calibration settings menu before you
perform auto calibration (page 74).
Notes
• The auto calibration function does not work in
following cases.
– MULTI IN is selected.
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1
Connect the supplied optimizer
microphone to the AUTO CAL
MIC jack.
2
Set up the optimizer
microphone.
Place the optimizer microphone at your
listening position. Use a stool or tripod so
that the optimizer microphone remains at
the same height as your ears.
On setting up the active sub
woofer
• When a sub woofer is connected, turn on the
sub woofer and turn up the volume
beforehand. Turn the VOLUME knob to just
before the mid-point.
• If you connect a sub woofer with the
crossover frequency function, set the value
to maximum.
• If you connect a sub woofer with an auto
standby function, set it to off (deactivated).
Getting Started
Note
Depending on the characteristics of the sub woofer
you are using, the setup distance value may be
further away from the actual position.
Using the receiver as a preamplifier
You can use the auto calibration function when
you use the receiver as a pre-amplifier.
In this case, the distance value shown on the
display may differ from the actual distance
value. However, there will be no problems
even if you continue to use the receiver with
that value.
Performing auto calibration
2-6
1
The auto calibration function allows you to
measure the following:
• Whether or not speakers are connecteda)
• Polarity of speakers
• Distance of each speaker to your listening
positionb)
• Speaker angleb)
• Speaker sizeb)
• Speaker level
• Frequency characteristicsc)
a) This receiver corrects signals by analog
downmix processing only for the center speaker
and sub woofer when MULTI IN is selected. The
correction is invalid for other speakers.
b) The measurement result is not utilized when
MULTI IN is selected.
c) • DTS 96/24 signals are always played back as
48 kHz when you correct signals.
• The measurement result is not utilized in the
following cases.
–MULTI IN is selected.
–“2ch Analog Direct” is being used (page 107).
–Input signals of which the sampling frequency
is more than 96 kHz are being received.
Choose Settings menu
(page 38).
The Settings menu list appears on the TV
screen.
2
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Auto Calibration,” then press
.
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3
4
Press V/v/B/b repeatedly to
select “Auto Calibration Start,”
then press
.
6
Press
7
The measurement starts in five
seconds.
8
Measurement starts.
to select “Start.”
Press V/v repeatedly to select
Position, then press
or b.
You can register three patterns as position
1,2, and 3, depending on the listening
position, listening environment and
measurement conditions.
You can rename the position number,
refer to “Naming inputs” (page 88).
The measurement process will take
approximately 30 seconds. Wait until the
measurement process completes.
5
Press b.
Press V/v repeatedly and
to un-check
the items you do not want to measure.
• Speaker Distance
• Speaker Level
• Frequency Characteristic
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Note
Tip
The displayed unit of distance for models for
US and Canada is feet. The unit of distance for
models for countries/areas other than US and
Canada is meters. You can change the unit of
distance use in “Distance Unit” in the Auto
Calibration settings menu.
Tips
• Operations other than turning the receiver on or off
are deactivated during auto calibration.
• In the following situations, the measurements have
not been performed correctly or auto calibration
cannot be performed.
– when connecting special speakers, such as
dipole speakers.
– when using the zone 2/zone 3 function in zone 2/
zone 3.
2
Auto calibration is cancelled when you change
the volume, switch functions, change the
speaker setting of the receiver, or connect
headphones.
Tip
Confirming/saving the
measurement results
Confirm the measurement
result.
to select “Next.”
When “Auto calibration (auto speaker
setup) complete but an issue occurred.
Confirm Issue?” appears on the TV
screen, you can select whether to confirm
the warning (“Yes”) or not (“No”).
Follow the instructions of the TV screen
when you select “Yes.”
For details on warning and error codes,
see “Message list after auto calibration
measurement” (page 46).
To cancel the auto calibration
1
Press
Press
on the remote when “Please Press
ENTER” appears on the TV screen.
3
Press B/b repeatedly to select
“Yes,” then press
.
4
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Auto EQ” mode, then press
.
When the measurement ends, a beep
sounds and the measurement result
appears on the TV screen.
Note
When the speaker(s) is (are) out of the phase,
“Out Phase” is displayed on the TV screen.
The “+” and “–” terminals of the speaker may
be connected the other way around. However,
depending on the speakers, “OUT-OFPHASE” appears on the TV screen even
though the speakers are connected properly.
The measurement results are saved.
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Getting Started
This is because of the speakers’ specifications.
In this case, you can continue to use the
receiver.
You cannot measure the speaker height of the
surround speakers and the surround back speakers.
Set this value from the surround position settings in
the Auto Calibration settings menu (page 72).
Tip
Parameter
Explanation
Full Flat
Makes the measurement of
frequency from each
speaker flat.
Message list after auto calibration
measurement
Engineer
Sets the frequency to one
that matches that of the
Sony listening room
standard.
Display
Explanation
CODE 31
SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B) is
set to OFF. Set it to others and reperform the auto calibration.
CODE 32
None of the speakers were
detected. Make sure that the
optimizer microphone is
connected properly and
reperform the auto calibration.
If the optimizer microphone is
connected properly but the error
code appears, the optimizer
microphone cable may be
damaged or improperly
connected.
CODE 33
• None of the front speakers are
connected or only one front
speaker is connected.
• The optimizer microphone is
not connected.
• Either the left or right surround
speakers is not connected.
• Surround back speakers are
connected even though
surround speakers are not
connected. Connect the
surround speaker(s) to the
SURROUND terminals.
• The surround back speaker is
connected only to the
SURROUND BACK
SPEAKERS R terminals. When
you connect only one surround
back speaker, connect it to the
SURROUND BACK
SPEAKERS L terminals.
Front Reference Adjusts the characteristics
of all the speakers to match
the characteristics of the
front speaker.
OFF
5
Sets the auto calibration EQ
to off.
Press RETURN/EXIT O.
The auto calibration start up screen
appears.
Notes
• DTS 96/24 signals are played back as 48 kHz
signals if the frequency response measurement
result is utilized.
• The frequency response measurement result is not
utilized in the following cases.
– MULTI IN is selected.
– “2ch Analog Direct” is being used (page 107).
– Input signals of which the sampling frequency is
more than 96 kHz are being received.
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The size of a speaker (LARGE/SMALL) is
determined by the low characteristics. The
measurement results may vary, depending on the
position of the optimizer microphone and speakers,
and the shape of the room. It is recommended that
you follow the measurement results. However, you
can change those settings in the Auto Calibration
settings menu (page 71). Save the measurement
results first, then try to change the settings if you
want.
When you select “WRN CHECK”
Explanation
CODE 34
Speakers are not placed in the
proper position. Speakers or an
optimizer microphone on the
right or left may be placed
wrongly. See “1: Installing
speakers” (page 15) and check
the speaker position.
WARNING 40
The auto calibration has
completed. However, the noise
level is high. You may be able to
perform the auto calibration
properly if you try it again, even
though the measurement cannot
be performed in all environments.
Try to perform the auto
calibration in a quiet
environment.
WARNING 41
The sound input from the
optimizer microphone is outside
the acceptable range. It is louder
than the loudest sound that can be
measured. Try to perform the auto
calibration when the environment
is quiet enough to allow proper
measurement.
WARNING 42
The volume of the receiver is out
of the acceptable range. Try to
perform the auto calibration when
the environment is quiet enough
to allow proper measurement.
WARNING 43
The distance and position of a sub
woofer cannot be detected. Or the
angle of the speaker position
cannot be detected. This may be
caused by noise. Try to perform
the auto calibration in a quiet
environment.
If a warning on the measurement result is
present, detailed information is displayed.
Press
to return to step 1 of
“Confirming/saving the measurement
results.”
Tip
Depending on the position of the sub woofer, the
measurement results for polarity may vary.
However, there will be no problems even if you
continue to use the receiver with that value.
NO WARNING There is no warning information.
----------
No speakers are connected.
•CODE 31
1 Press , then follow the instructions from step
1 of “Performing auto calibration.”
•CODE 32, 33, 34
1 When you press , “RETRY?” appears.
2 Press V/v to select “YES,” then press .
3 Follow the instructions from step 2 of
“Performing auto calibration.”
4 Press V/v repeatedly to select preset number to
store preset settings then press
.
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Getting Started
Display
Playback
Selecting a component
1
1
Press one of the input buttons.
When you want to select a
component connected to the
PHONO, the MULTI CHANNEL
INPUT or the MD/DAT jack,
press SHIFT and then press
PHONO, MULTI IN or MD/DAT.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver. To select a component
connected to the MULTI CHANNEL
INPUT jacks, press MULTI CH IN.
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Components that can be
played back
VIDEO 1, 2
VCR, etc., connected to the
VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 jack
VIDEO 3
Video camera and TV game,
etc., connected to the VIDEO
3 jack
DVD
DVD player, etc., connected
to the DVD jack
TV/SAT
Satellite tuner, etc., connected
to the TV/SAT jack
TAPE/CD-R
Tape deck, etc., connected to
the TAPE jack
MD/DAT
MD or DAT deck, etc.,
connected to the MD/DAT
jack
SA-CD/CD
Super Audio CD or CD
player, etc., connected to the
SA-CD/CD jack
TUNER
Built-in radio tuner
PHONO
Turntable, etc., connected to
the PHONO jack
MULTI IN
Component connected to the
MULTI CHANNEL INPUT
jack
USB
Portable audio, etc.,
connected to the USB jack
HDMI 1, 2, 3 HDMI components connected
to the HDMI 1, HDMI 2 or
HDMI 3 jack
3
MUTING
Selected
input
2
Turn on the component and
start playback.
3
Press MASTER VOL +/– to
adjust the volume.
You can also use MASTER VOLUME on
the receiver.
The initial volume level is set to minimum
(muting).
To activate the muting function
Playback
Press MUTING on the remote. To cancel,
press MUTING on the remote again or turn
MASTER VOLUME clockwise to raise the
volume. Even if you turn off the receiver, the
muting function works when you turn the
receiver on again.
To avoid damaging your
speakers
Before you turn off the receiver, be sure to turn
down the volume level.
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Listening to a Super Audio CD/CD
2
3
5
3
5
• The operation is described for a
Sony Super Audio CD player.
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
Super Audio CD player or CD
player.
1
Turn on the Super Audio CD player or CD
player, then place the disc in the tray.
2
3
Turn on the receiver.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on the receiver to
select “SA-CD/CD.”
z
You can select the sound field to
suit the music. Refer to page 62
for details.
Recommended sound fields:
Classical: Hall
Jazz: Jazz Club
Live concert: Live Concert,
Stadium
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Press SA-CD/CD.
An example of the display
4
5
6
Play back the disc.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished listening to a Super
Audio CD or CD, eject the disc and turn off
the receiver and the Super Audio CD player
or CD player.
Watching a DVD
Playback
2
3
7
3
MULTI CHANNEL DECODING lamp
7
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
TV and DVD player.
z
1
2
3
Turn on the TV and DVD player.
Turn on the receiver.
Press DVD.
Select the sound format of the
disc to be played, if necessary.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to
select “DVD.”
z
An example of the display
You can select the sound field to
suit the movie or the music. Refer
to page 62 for details.
Recommended sound fields:
Movie: Cinema Studio EX
Live image: Live Concert
Sport: Sports
Check the following if you cannot
listen to the multi-channel sound.
• Be sure the sound source
corresponds to the multichannel format (the MULTI
CHANNEL DECODING lamp
on the front panel lights up
during playback).
• Be sure this receiver is
connected to the DVD player via
a digital connection.
• Be sure the digital audio output
of the DVD player is set up
properly.
4
Switch the input of the TV so that an image
of the DVD is displayed.
5
Set up the DVD player.
Refer to “Quick Setup Guide” supplied with the receiver.
6
7
8
Play back the disc.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished watching a DVD,
eject the disc and turn off the receiver, the
TV, and the DVD player.
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Enjoying video games
2
3
7
3
7
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
TV and video game.
VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE AV IN
1
2
3
Turn on the TV and video game.
Turn on the receiver.
Press VIDEO 3*.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to
select “VIDEO 3*.”
* When you connect a TV game to the VIDEO 3 IN/PORTABLE
AV IN jack on the front panel.
An example of the display
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4
Switch the input of the TV so that an image
of the video game is displayed.
5
6
Set up the video game.
7
8
Adjust to a suitable volume.
Place the disc in the tray and play it back on
the video game.
After you have finished playing a game, eject
the disc and turn off the receiver, the TV, and
the video game.
Watching video
Playback
2
3
6
3
6
• Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
TV and VCR.
1
2
3
Turn on the VCR.
Turn on the receiver.
Press VIDEO 1*.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on this receiver to
select “VIDEO 1*.”
* When you connect VCR to the VIDEO 1 jack.
An example of the display
4
Switch the input of the TV so that an image
of the VCR is displayed.
5
6
7
Play back the tape on the VCR.
Adjust to a suitable volume.
After you have finished a watching video,
eject the tape and turn off the receiver, the
TV, and the VCR.
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Amplifier Operations
Overview of the menus
The following menu items are available in
each settings menu.
Surround
You can use the Surround settings menu to
select the sound field you want for your
listening pleasure. Select Surround settings
in the setting menus. For details on adjusting
the parameters, see page 58.
Multi Zone
You can use the Multi Zone settings menu to
operate components in the multi zone. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see
page 98.
Audio
For details on adjusting the audio using the
Audio settings menu, see “Settings for the
audio (Audio settings menu)” (page 55).
Input
Selects the input to the receiver.
For details on each input, see “Selecting a
component” (page 48).
Music
You can listen to the music from an audio
component connected the USB jack.
For details on Music function, see “Listening
to the music of a USB device” (page 86).
FM/AM
You can listen to the radio using the receiver.
For details on Tuner operation, see “Tuner
Operations” (page 77).
Settings
You can use Settings menus to set and adjust
this receiver.
Auto Calibration (page 69)
You can use the Auto Calibration settings
menu to adjust the speakers (auto/manual).
For details, see “9: Calibrating the
appropriate settings automatically (AUTO
CALIBRATION)” (page 42) or “Adjusting
the speaker settings manually” (page 69).
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Video
For details on adjusting the video using the
Video settings menu, see “Settings for the
video (Video settings menu)” (page 56).
System
For details on adjusting the system using the
System settings menu, see “Settings for the
system (System settings menu)” (page 57).
Settings for the audio
(Audio settings menu)
You can use the Audio settings menu to make
settings for the audio to suit your preference.
Select “Audio” in the Settings menus. For
details on adjusting the parameters, see “7:
Navigating through menus” (page 38).
x Decode Priority
(Digital audio input decoding
priority)
Lets you specify the input mode for the digital
signal input to the DIGITAL IN and HDMI IN
jacks.
• AUTO
Automatically switches the input mode
between DTS, Dolby Digital, or PCM.
• PCM
When signals from the DIGITAL IN jack are
selected, PCM signals are given priority (to
prevent interruption when playback starts).
However, when other signals are input, there
may be no sound, depending on the format.
In this case, set this item to “AUTO.”
When signals from the HDMI IN jack are
selected, only PCM signals are output from
the connected player. When signals in any
other format are received, set this item to
“AUTO.”
Lets you select the language you want to listen
to during a digital broadcast. This feature only
functions for Dolby Digital sources.
• MAIN/SUB
Sound of the main language will be output
through the front left speaker, and sound of
the sub language will be output through the
front right speaker simultaneously.
• MAIN
Sound of the main language will be output.
• SUB
Sound of the sub language will be output.
• MAIN+SUB
Mixed sound of both the main and sub
languages will be output.
x A/V Sync
(Synchronizes audio and video
output)
Lets you delay the output of audio to minimize
the time gap between audio output and visual
display. You can adjust the delay from 0ms to
300ms in 10ms steps.
Notes
• This function is useful when you use a large LCD
or plasma monitor or a projector.
• You can adjust the delay to up to 300ms
– The sampling frequency is less than 48 kHz.
– 2 channel analog signals.
• You can adjust the delay to up to 150ms
– The sampling frequency is 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz.
Although the parameter appears up to 300ms at
this time, you cannot adjust the delay by more than
150ms.
• This function does not work in the following cases.
– MULTI IN is selected.
– Input signals of which the sampling frequency is
more than 96 kHz are being received.
– The multi-channel PCM signals are received via
an HDMI IN jack.
– “2ch Analog Direct” is being used (page 107).
Note
When set to “AUTO” and the sound from the digital
audio jacks (for a CD, etc.) is interrupted when
playback starts, set to “PCM.”
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Amplifier Operations
Audio settings menu parameters
x Dual Mono
(Digital broadcast language
selection)
x HDMI Audio
(Setting HDMI audio input)
Lets you set the HDMI audio output from the
playback component connected to the receiver
via an HDMI connection.
• TV+AMP
The sound is output from TV’s speaker and
the speakers connected to the receiver.
Notes
• The sound quality of the playback component
depends on the TV’s sound quality, such as the
number of channels, and the sampling frequency,
etc. When the TV has stereo speakers, the sound
output from the receiver is also stereo as that of
the TV, even if you play multi-channel software.
• When you connect the receiver to a video
component (projector, etc.), sound may not be
output from the receiver. In this case, select
“AMP.”
• AMP
The HDMI audio signals from the playback
component is only output to speakers
connected to the receiver. Multi-channel
sound can be played back as it is.
Note
Audio signals are not output from the TV’s
speakers when HDMI Audio is set to “AMP.”
Settings for the video
(Video settings menu)
You can use the Video settings menu to
reassign the component video input to another
input and to name inputs. Select “Video” in the
Settings menus. For details on adjusting the
parameters, see “7: Navigating through
menus” (page 38).
Video settings menu parameters
x Video Convert
(Converting video signals)
Lets you convert the resolution of analog video
input signals.
• OFF
• 480i/576i
• 480p/576p
• 720p
• 1080i
• 1080p
For details, see “Converting analog video
input signals” (page 84).
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Settings for the system
(System settings menu)
You can use the System settings menu to
customize the settings of the receiver. Select
“System” in the Settings menus. For details on
adjusting the parameters, see “7: Navigating
through menus” (page 38).
Amplifier Operations
System settings menu
parameters
x Dimmer
(Brightness of the display)
Lets you adjust the brightness of the display.
When you choose setting such that you turn off
the display completely, the MULTI
CHANNEL DECODING indicator is also
turned off.
• 100% (down)
• 60% (down)
• 0% (down)
x Speaker Impedance
(Speaker impedance)
• 8Ω
• 4Ω
For details, see “8: Setting the speakers”
(page 40).
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5
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
Enjoying Surround Sound
Enjoying a preprogrammed sound field
Press ON SCREEN.
6
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Settings,” then press
or b.
The Settings menu list appears on the TV
screen.
3
4
5
7
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Surround,” then press
.
8
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the surround sound you want.
6-8
MENU
1
Start playing a source encoded
with multi-channel surround
effects (DVD, etc.).
2
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
3
4
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Turn on the receiver and the TV.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
Parameter that allows custom settings
provides a “Custom Settings” menu that
can be used to make advanced
adjustments. For details, see “Adjusting
the sound effect” (page 63).
Types of 2CH mode
x 2ch Stereo
The receiver outputs the sound from the front
left/right speakers only. There is no sound
from the sub woofer.
Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multichannel surround formats are downmixed to 2
channel.
Note
Enjoying Surround Sound
No sound is output from the sub woofer in the 2CH
STEREO mode. To listen to 2 channel stereo sources
using the front left/right speakers and a sub woofer,
select “A.F.D. AUTO.”
This receiver will generate a low frequency signal
for output to the sub woofer when there is no L.F.E.
signal, which is a low-pass sound effect output from
a sub woofer to a 2 channel signal.
x 2ch Analog Direct
You can switch the audio of the selected input
to 2 channel analog input. This function
enables you to enjoy high quality analog
sources.
When using this function, only the volume and
front speaker balance can be adjusted.
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Types of A.F.D. mode
The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select
the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel
stereo sound as multi-channel sound.
A.F.D. mode
Multi-channel
audio after
decoding
Effect
A.F.D. AUTO
(Detecting
automatically)
Presets the sound as it was recorded/encoded without
adding any surround effects.
PRO LOGIC
4-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic decoding. The source
recorded in 2 channel format is decoded into 4.1
channels.
PRO LOGIC II MOVIE
5-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for movies encoded in Dolby
Surround. In Addition, this mode can reproduce sound in
5.1 channel system for watching videos of overdubbed or
old movies.
PRO LOGIC II MUSIC
5-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as
CDs.
PRO LOGIC II GAME
5-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic II Game mode decoding.
PRO LOGIC IIx MOVIE*
7-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for movies encoded in Dolby
Surround. In addition, this mode can reproduce sound in
7.1 channel system for watching videos of overdubbed or
old movies.
PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC*
7-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode decoding.
This setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as
CDs.
PRO LOGIC IIx GAME*
7-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx Game mode decoding.
Neo:6 Cinema
6-channel signals Performs DTS Neo:6 Cinema mode decoding.
Neo:6 Music
6-channel signals Performs DTS Neo:6 Music mode decoding. This setting
is ideal for normal stereo sources such as CDs.
MULTI STEREO
(Multi Stereo)
Outputs 2 channel left/right signals from all speakers.
* You cannot select this decoding mode if there are no surround back speakers connected to the receiver.
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Notes
• This function does not work in the following cases.
– MULTI IN is selected.
– Input signals of which the sampling frequency is
more than 48 kHz are being received.
– The multi-channel PCM signals are received via
an HDMI IN jack.
• If you set up the sound field during DTS 96/24
signal reception, the signal will be played back
only at 48 kHz.
Tips
Enjoying Surround Sound
• We usually recommend “A.F.D. AUTO”, however
sometimes it may be better to use SB Decoding
(page 66) to match the input stream to the mode
you prefer.
• You can identify the encoding format of DVD
software, etc., by looking at the logo on the
package.
–
: Dolby Digital discs
–
: Dolby
Surround encoded programs
–
: DTS Digital Surround encoded programs
• Only Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding is effective,
when a multi-channel signal is input.
At this time, the setup of “SB Decoding” and “SB
Dec Mode” in the Auto Calibration settings menu
becomes invalid. When you select decoding modes
other than Dolby Pro Logic IIx, multi-channel
sound (being encoded) is output.
If you connect a sub woofer
This receiver will generate a low frequency
signal for output to the sub woofer when there
is no L.F.E. signal, which is a low-pass sound
effect output from a sub woofer to a 2 channel
signal. However, the low frequency signal is
not generated for “Neo:6 Cinema” or “Neo:6
Music” when all speakers are set to “LARGE.”
In order to take full advantage of the Dolby
Digital bass redirection circuitry, we
recommend setting the sub woofer’s cut off
frequency as high as possible.
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Types of music/movie mode
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of the receiver’s
preprogrammed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
and concert halls into your home.
Sound field
for
Sound field
Effect
Movie
Cinema Studio EX A
DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema production
studio. This is a standard mode, great for watching almost any
type of movie.
Cinema Studio EX B
DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater” cinema production
studio. This mode is ideal for watching science-fiction or
action movies with lots of sound effects.
Cinema Studio EX C
DCS
Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is ideal for watching
musicals or films where orchestra music is featured in the
soundtrack.
V.Multi Dimension
DCS
Creates many virtual speakers from a single pair of actual
surround speakers.
Music
Headphone*
Hall
Reproduces the acoustics of a classical concert hall.
Jazz Club
Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
Live Concert
Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
Stadium
Reproduces the feeling of a large open-air stadium.
Sports
Reproduces the feeling of sports broadcasting.
Portable Audio
Reproduces a clear enhanced sound image from your portable
audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3 and other
compressed music.
Headphone (2ch)
This mode is selected automatically if you use headphones
when 2CH STEREO mode (page 59)/A.F.D. mode (page 60)
is selected. Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi-channel surround
formats are downmixed to 2 channels.
Headphone Theater DCS This mode is selected automatically when you use headphones
when sound field is selected for movie/music. It allows you to
experience a theater-like environment while listening through
a pair of headphones.
Headphone (Direct)
Outputs the analog signals without processing by the tone,
sound field, etc.
Headphone (Multi)
This mode is selected automatically if you use headphones
when MULTI IN is selected. Outputs the front analog signals
from the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks.
* You can select this sound field mode if the headphones are connected to the receiver.
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Notes
Adjusting the sound
effect
Parameter that allows custom settings provides
a “Custom Settings” menu that can be used to
make advanced adjustments.
Enjoying Surround Sound
• The sound fields for music and movies do not work
in the following cases.
– MULTI IN is selected.
– Input signals of which the sampling frequency is
more than 48 kHz are being received.
– The multi-channel PCM signals are received via
an HDMI IN jack.
• If you set up the sound field during DTS 96/24
signal reception, the signal will be played back
only at 48 kHz.
• The effects provided by the virtual speakers may
cause increased noise in the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ the
virtual speakers, you will not be able to hear any
sound coming directly from the surround speakers.
• When one of the sound fields for music is selected,
no sound is output from the sub woofer if all the
speakers are set to “LARGE” in the Auto
Calibration settings menu. However, the sound will
be output from the sub woofer if the digital input
signal contains L.F.E. signals, or if the front or
surround speakers are set to “SMALL,” the sound
field for movie is selected, or “Portable Audio” is
selected.
• The surround back decoding mode does not
function while a sound field for music is selected
(page 67).
2-3
Tips
• Sound fields with DCS marks use DCS
technology. See “Glossary” (page 121).
• When the sound field’s DCS mark is selected,
the Digital Cinema Sound lamp lights up on the
display.
1
Choose the sound field
(page 58).
2
Press b to select “Custom
Settings,” then press
.
To turn off the surround effect
for MOVIE/MUSIC
Select “2CH STEREO” or “AUTO” in the
Surround settings menu.
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x Dimension Control
Lets you perform further adjustments for
Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx Music mode
decoding. You can set this parameter only
when A.F.D. mode is set to “PRO LOGIC II
MUSIC” or “PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC”
(page 60).
You can adjust the difference between the front
channels and the surround channels.
3
While monitoring the sound,
adjust the selected parameter
using V/v/B/b and
.
For details, see following menu
parameters.
Note
The setup items you can adjust on each menu vary
depending on the sound field.
To adjust the effect level
1 Press V/v repeatedly to select the
effect level, then press
in step 2.
2 Press V/v repeatedly to adjust the
level.
Higher settings apply more surround effect.
You can adjust the level from 20% to 120%
in 5% steps.
Custom Settings menu
parameter
x Center Width Control
Lets you perform further adjustments for
Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx Music mode
decoding. You can set this parameter only
when A.F.D. mode is set to “PRO LOGIC II
MUSIC” or “PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC”
(page 60).
You can adjust the distribution of the center
channel signal, generated through the Dolby
Pro Logic II decoding, to the left/right
speakers.
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x Panorama Mode
Lets you perform further adjustments for
Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx Music mode
decoding. You can set this parameter only
when A.F.D. mode is set to “PRO LOGIC II
MUSIC” or “PRO LOGIC IIx MUSIC”
(page 60).
• ON
Lets you enjoy surround sound by spreading
the sound field of the front speakers to the
left and right of the listening position
(panorama mode).
• OFF
Panorama mode is not activated.
x Screen Depth
This parameter is provided especially for
Cinema Studio EX modes (page 62).
Lets you create the sensation that the sound of
the front speakers comes from inside the
screen in your listening room, just like in
theaters.
• ON
Lets you create a sound environment where
you will feel the sound comes directly out of
a large screen in front of you.
• OFF
This function is not activated.
x Virtual Speakers
This parameter is provided especially for
Cinema Studio EX modes (page 62).
• ON
Virtual speakers are created.
• OFF
Virtual speakers are not created.
Option menu parameter of
Surround settings
For details on adjusting the parameters, see
“Adjusting the sound effect” (page 63).
x SB Decoding
(Surround back decoding)
By decoding the surround back signal of DVD
software (etc.) recorded in Dolby Digital
Surround EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES
Discrete 6.1, etc., format, you can enjoy the
surround sound intended by the filmmakers.
2
x SB Dec Mode
(Surround back decoding mode)
Lets you select the surround back decoding
mode.
• DDEX
• PLIIx MV
• PLIIx MS
For details, see “Using the surround back
decoding mode (SB Decoding)” (page 66).
3
5-6,
8-9
7
4
MENU
1
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
2
3
Turn on the receiver and the TV.
4
Press ON SCREEN.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
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Enjoying Surround Sound
Lets you select the surround back decoding
function.
• OFF
• AUTO
• ON
For details, see “Using the surround back
decoding mode (SB Decoding)” (page 66).
Using the surround back
decoding mode
5
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Settings,” then press
or b.
The Settings menu list appears on the TV
screen.
6
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Surround,” then press
or b.
7
Press OPTIONS.
The option menu list appears on the TV
screen.
8
9
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“SB Dec Mode,” then press
.
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the surround back decoding
mode, then press
.
Tip
You can select the surround back decoding mode
using “SB Decoding” on the Auto Calibration
settings menu (page 66).
Using the surround back
decoding mode (SB Decoding)
By decoding the surround back signal of DVD
software, etc. recorded in Dolby Digital
Surround EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES
Discrete 6.1, etc., format, you can enjoy the
surround sound intended by the filmmakers.
x SB Decoding
• AUTO
When the input stream contains the 6.1
channel decode flaga), the appropriate
decoding is performed on the surround back
signal.
Input stream
Output Surround back
channels decoding
Dolby Digital
5.1
5.1e)
—
Dolby Digital
Surround EXb)
6.1e)
Matrix decoder that
confirms to Dolby
Digital EX (page 67)
DTS 5.1
5.1e)
—
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
6.1c)
DTS-ES
Discrete 6.1d)
e)
6.1e)
DTS Matrix decoding
DTS Discrete
decoding
a)
A 6.1 channel decode flag is information recorded
in software, such as DVDs.
b) A Dolby Digital DVD that includes a Surround EX
flag. The Dolby Corporation web page can help
you distinguish Surround EX films.
c) Software encoded with a flag to denote it has both
DTS-ES Matrix and 5.1 channel signals.
d)
Software encoded with both 5.1 channel signals
and an extension stream designed for returning
those signals to 6.1 discrete channels. Discrete 6.1
channel signals are DVD specific signals not used
in movie theaters.
e)
When two surround back speakers are connected,
the output channel will be 7.1 channel signals.
• ON
The SB Dec Mode setting is applied to 5.1
channel and 6.1 channel decoding in the
input stream.
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• OFF
Surround back decoding is not performed.
Notes
(NIGHT MODE)
This function allows you to retain a theater like
environment at low volume levels. This
function can be used with other sound fields.
When watching a movie late at night, you will
be able to hear the dialog clearly even at a low
volume level.
Enjoying Surround Sound
• This function does not work in the following cases.
– MULTI IN is selected.
– The sound field for music or movies is selected.
– DTS 96/24 signals are being received.
– The multi-channel PCM signals are received via
an HDMI IN jack.
• There may be no sound from the surround back
speaker in Dolby Digital EX mode. Some discs
have no Dolby Digital Surround EX flag even
though the packages have Dolby Digital EX logos.
In this case, select “ON.”
• When “PLIIx” is selected, the SB Decoding is
decoded in the PLIIx mode.
Enjoying the surround
effect at low volume
levels
x SB Dec Mode
You can select surround back decoding mode
only when “SB Decoding” is set to “ON” or
“AUTO” and the input stream contains the
Dolby Digital Surround EX flag.
1
Parameter Speaker Surround back
setting decoding
DDEX
PLIIx MV
PLIIx MS
7.1
channels
Matrix decoder conforms
to Dolby Digital EX
6.1
channels
Matrix decoder conforms
to Dolby Digital EX
7.1
channels
Movie decoder conforms
to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
6.1
channels
Matrix decoder conforms
to Dolby Digital EX
7.1
channels
Music decoder conforms
to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
6.1
channels
Music decoder conforms
to Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Notes
• Matrix decoding conforming to Dolby Digital EX
is applied regardless of the surround back decoder
mode setup when a sound field for a movie is
selected.
• Matrix decoding conforming to Dolby Digital EX
is applied if the speaker setting is 6.1 channel
system and movie decoding conforming to Pro
Logic IIx is applied if the speaker setting is 7.1
channel system, when you select Dolby PLIIx MS
under the following conditions:
– a Dolby Digital Surround EX signal is input
– “SB Decoding” is set to “AUTO”
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1
Press RECEIVER.
Receiver operation is enable.
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2
Press NIGHT MODE.
The NIGHT MODE function is activated.
The NIGHT MODE is set to on and off as
you press NIGHT MODE.
Notes
• This function does not work in the following cases.
– MULTI IN is selected.
– Input signals of which the sampling frequency is
more than 96 kHz are being received.
• If you set the NIGHT MODE to ON during DTS
96/24 signal reception, the signal will be played
back only at 48 kHz.
Tip
While this function is on, the BASS, TREBLE, and
EFFECT levels increase, and “D.Range Comp.” is
automatically set to “MAX” (page 74).
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4
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
Advanced Speakers Setting Up
Adjusting the speaker
settings manually
Press ON SCREEN.
5
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Settings,” then press
or b.
The Settings menu list appears on the TV
screen.
You can adjust the each speaker manually.
You can also adjust the speaker levels after the
auto calibration is completed.
2
4
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Auto Calibration” then press
.
7
Press V/v/B/b repeatedly to
select “Position,” then press
.
5-9,
11,
13-15
10,12
MENU
1
6
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
2
3
Turn on the receiver and the TV.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
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Advanced Speakers Setting Up
3
8
Press V/v repeatedly to select
the position number, then press
or b.
You can rename the position number,
refer to “Naming inputs” (page 88).
13 Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Test Tone,” then press
.
The test tone is output from each speaker
in sequence.
You can select the test tone type. For
details, see “Option menu parameters of
Auto Calibration settings” (page 73).
14 Select the speaker you want to
adjust, then adjust the
parameter using V/v.
Tips
9
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Manual Setup,” then press
or b.
• To adjust the level of all speakers at the same
time, press MASTER VOL +/–.
• The adjusted value is shown on the display
during adjustment.
15 Press V/v repeatedly to select
“OFF,” and then press
.
The test tone turns off.
When a test tone is not output
from the speakers
10 Press OPTIONS, then select
“Speaker Pattern”.
• The speaker cords may not be connected
securely. Check to see if they are connected
securely and cannot be disconnected by
pulling on them slightly.
• The speaker cords may have the short-circuit
problem.
When a test tone is output from
a different speaker than the
speaker displayed on the
screen
The speaker pattern to the connected speaker
is not set up correctly. Make sure the speaker
connection and the speaker pattern match.
Select “Speaker Pattern” according to the
speaker system which you are using. You
do not need to select the speaker pattern
after auto calibration.
11 Press V/v repeatedly to select
the speaker pattern you want.
12 Press OPTIONS.
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For more precise adjustment
You can output the test tone or sound source
from two adjacent speakers to adjust their
balance and level.
Then select the two speakers you want to
adjust using “Phase Audio” or “Phase Noise”
in the Auto Calibration settings menu
(page 73).
Speaker manual setting menu
parameter
x Speaker level
(Level of speaker)
You can adjust each speaker’s level (center,
surround left/right, surround back left/right,
sub woofer). You can adjust the level from –20
dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB steps.
For the front left/right speakers, you can adjust
the balance on either side. You can adjust the
front left level from FL–10.0 dB to FL+10.0
dB in 0.5 dB steps. You can also adjust the
front right level from FR–10.0 dB to FR+10.0
dB in 0.5 dB steps.
When one of the sound fields for music is selected,
no sound is output from the sub woofer if all the
speakers are set to “LARGE.” However, the sound
will be output from the sub woofer if the digital
input signal contains L.F.E. signals, or if the front or
surround speakers are set to “SMALL,” the sound
field for movie is selected, or “Portable Audio” is
selected.
x Speaker distance
(Distance from the listening
position to each speaker)
You can adjust the distance from the listening
position to each speaker (front left/right,
center, surround left/right, surround back left/
right, sub woofer).
You can adjust the distance from 1.0 meter to
7.0 meters in 1 cm steps.
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Advanced Speakers Setting Up
Note
Tips
• If the front left speaker and front right speaker are
not placed an equal distance from your listening
position, set the distance to the closest speaker.
• If the surround left speaker, surround right speaker,
surround back left speaker and surround back right
speaker are not placed an equal distance from your
listening position, set the distance to the closest
speaker.
• If you set up speakers using the auto calibration
function, you can adjust the speaker distance in 1
cm increment.
• The distance between the center speaker and the
listening position B cannot be more than 1.5
meters closer than the one between the listening
position and the front speaker A. Place the
speakers so that the difference in the length of B
in the following diagram is no more than 1.5 meters
closer than the length of A.
Example: Adjust the distance B to 4.5 meters or
more when the distance A is 6 meters.
Also, the distance between the surround speakers/
surround back speakers and the listening position
C cannot be more than 4.5 meters closer than the
distance between the listening position and the
front speakers A. Place the speakers so that the
difference in the length of C in the following
diagram is no more than 4.5 meters closer than the
length of A.
Example: Adjust the distance C to 1.5 meters or
more when the distance A is 6 meters.
This is important because incorrect speaker
placement is not conductive to the enjoyment of
surround sound. Place note that placing the
speakers closer than the required will cause a delay
in the output of the sound from that speaker. In
other words, the speaker will sound like it is farther
away.
x Speaker size
(Size of each speaker)
You can adjust each speaker’s (front left/right,
center, surround left/right, surround back left/
right) size.
can set them to “LARGE” if you want to output the
bass frequencies from that speaker. On the other
hand, if you are using a large speaker, but prefer not
to have bass frequencies output from that speaker,
set it to “SMALL.”
If the overall sound level is lower than you prefer,
set all speakers to “LARGE.” If there is not enough
bass, you can use the equalizer to boost the bass
levels (page 75).
• The surround back speakers will be set to the same
setting.
• When the front speakers are set to “SMALL,” the
center, surround, and surround back speakers are
also automatically set to “SMALL.”
• If you do not use the sub woofer, the front speakers
are automatically set to “LARGE.”
x Surround position
(Surround speakers position)
Lets you specify the location of your surround
speakers for proper implementation of the
surround effects in the Cinema Studio EX
modes (page 62). This setup item is not
available when there are no surround speakers.
• LARGE
If you connect large speakers that will
effectively reproduce bass frequencies,
select “LARGE.” Normally, select
“LARGE.”
• SMALL
If the sound is distorted, or you feel a lack of
surround effects when using multi-channel
surround sound, select “SMALL” to activate
the bass redirection circuitry and output the
bass frequencies of each channel from the
sub woofer or other “LARGE” speakers.
Tips
• The “LARGE” and “SMALL” settings for each
speaker determine whether the internal sound
processor will cut the bass signal from that
channel.
When the bass is cut from a channel, the bass
redirection circuitry sends the corresponding bass
frequencies to the sub woofer or other “LARGE”
speakers.
However, since bass sound has a certain amount of
directionality, it is best not to cut them, if possible.
Therefore, even when using small speakers, you
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• SIDE/LOW
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections A and C.
• SIDE/HIGH
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections A and D.
• BEHD/LOW
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections B and C.
• BEHD/HIGH
Select if the location of your surround
speakers corresponds to sections B and D.
Tip
x Speaker Pattern
(Speaker setup pattern)
Selects the pattern number according to the
number of the using speakers.
x Test Tone
(Test Tone)
Lets you output the test tone sequentially from
each speaker.
• OFF
• AUTO
The test tone is output from each speaker.
• FIX
You can select which speakers will output
the test tone.
Tip
The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency
centered at 800 Hz.
x Phase Audio
(Phase audio)
• OFF
• ON
Lets you output front 2 channel source sound
(instead of the test tone) sequentially from
adjacent speakers.
x Phase Noise
(Phase noise)
• OFF
• ON
Lets you output the test tone sequentially
from adjacent speakers.
x Center Mix
(On/off of the analog downmix
settings)
• OFF
If there is no center speaker connected, this
setting is set to “OFF” automatically.
• ON
We recommend you set “Center Mix” to
“ON” to enjoy digital audio with high
quality sound when you do not have a center
speaker connected. Analog downmix works
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Advanced Speakers Setting Up
Surround speaker position is designed specifically
for implementation of the Cinema Studio EX modes.
For other sound fields, speaker position is not so
critical.
Those sound fields were designed under the premise
that the surround speakers would be located behind
the listening position, but presentation remains fairly
consistent even with the surround speakers
positioned at a rather wide angle. However, if the
speakers are pointing toward the listener from the
immediate left and right of the listening position, the
surround effects become unclear unless set to
“SIDE.”
Nevertheless, each listening environment has many
variables, such as wall reflections, and you may
obtain better results using “BEHD” if your speakers
are located high above the listening position, even if
they are located to the immediate left and right.
Therefore, although it may result in a setting
contrary to the above explanation, we recommend
that you playback multi-channel surround encoded
software and select the setting that provides a good
sense of spaciousness and that best succeeds in
forming a cohesive space between the surround
sound from the surround speakers and the sound of
the front speakers. If you are not sure which sounds
best, select “BEHD” and then use the speaker
distance parameter and speaker level adjustments to
obtain proper balance.
Option menu parameters of Auto
Calibration settings
when you set “Center Mix” to “ON.” This
setting is also effective to input signals from
MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks.
x Sur Back Assign
(Settings of the surround back
speaker(s))
• OFF
If you have not connected surround back
speakers, select “OFF.”
• BI-AMP
If you connect front speakers in a biamplifier configuration, select “BI-AMP”
(page 103).
• ZONE 2
If you are using the surround back speaker in
zone 2, select “ZONE 2.” When you select
“ZONE 2,” the input to the SUR BACK
jacks of the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT is
invalid (page 24).
Notes
• When “Sur Back Assign” is set to “BI-AMP,” even
if “Center Mix” is set to “ON,” the setting will be
ignored, so set “Center Mix” to “OFF.”
• Set “Sur Back Assign” to “OFF,” then connect the
surround back speakers to this receiver when you
want to change the connection from a bi-amplifier
connection or a zone 2 connection to a surround
back speakers connection. Re-set up the speakers
after you connect the surround back speakers.
Refer to “Auto Calibration” (page 42) or “Manual
Setup” (page 69).
x Multi Ch SW Level
(Multi-channel sub woofer level)
Lets you increase the level of the MULTI
CHANNEL INPUT sub woofer channel signal
by +10 dB. This adjustment may be necessary
when connecting a DVD player to the MULTI
CHANNEL INPUT jacks.
The sub woofer level from DVD players is 10
dB lower than that of Super Audio CD players.
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x D.Range Comp.
(Dynamic range compressor)
Lets you compress the dynamic range of the
sound track. This may be useful when you
want to watch movies at low volumes late at
night. Dynamic range compression is possible
with Dolby Digital sources only.
• OFF
The dynamic range is not compressed.
• STD
The dynamic range is compressed as
intended by the recording engineer.
• MAX
The dynamic range is compressed
dramatically.
Tips
• Dynamic range compressor lets you compress the
dynamic range of the soundtrack based on the
dynamic range information included in the Dolby
Digital signal.
• “STD” is the standard setting, but it only enacts
light compression. Therefore, we recommend
using the “MAX” setting. This greatly compresses
the dynamic range and lets you view movies late at
night at low volumes. Unlike analog limiters, the
levels are predetermined and provide a very natural
compression.
x Crossover Freq
(Speaker crossover frequency)
Lets you set the bass crossover frequency of
speakers that has been set to “SMALL” in the
System settings menu. Measured speaker
crossover frequency is set for each speaker
after the auto calibration.
The adjusted value is set for each speaker
when you adjust the speaker crossover
frequency using “Crossover Freq” after the
auto calibration.
x Distance Unit (Distance unit)
Lets you select the unit of measure for setting
distances.
• feet
The distance is displayed in feet.
• meter
The distance is displayed in meters.
1
Adjusting the equalizer
You can use following parameters to adjust the
tonal quality (bass/treble level) of the front
speakers and to store up to 5 different
equalizer settings and apply them. These
settings are applied to all sound fields and for
each speaker.
Bass
Treble
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
2
3
Turn on the receiver and the TV.
4
Press ON SCREEN.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
Level
(dB)
5
Frequency
(Hz)
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Settings,” then press
or b.
• PCM 96 kHz signals cannot adjust the equalizer.
• This function does not work in the following cases.
– MULTI IN is selected.
– Input signals of which the sampling frequency is
more than 96 kHz are being received.
• If you adjust the equalizer during DTS 96/24 signal
reception, the signal will be played only at 48 kHz.
6
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Auto Calibration,” then
.
7
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“User EQ,” then press
.
8
2
Press V/v/B/b repeatedly to
select the preset number that
you want to register as the
number to store the equalizer
adjustment.
3
9 Press or b.
10 Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Edit,” then press
.
The equalizer adjustment screen appears
on the TV screen.
4
5-13
MENU
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Advanced Speakers Setting Up
The Settings menu list appears on the TV
screen.
Notes
11 Choose the speaker you want
to adjust using V/v/B/b, then
press
.
12 Press B/b repeatedly to select
“BASS” or “TREBLE”, then
press V/v to adjust the
parameter.
Tip
You can adjust the front speaker bass and treble
level with TONE MODE and TONE on the
receiver.
13 Press
to enter the
parameter.
Clearing stored equalizer
settings
1 Perform steps 1 to 9 in “Adjusting the
equalizer” (page 75).
2 Press V/v repeatedly to select “Clear,”
then press
.
Option menu parameters of
equalizer settings
x Select
x Edit
x Clear
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Tuner Operations
Listening to FM/AM radio
You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts
through the built-in tuner. Before operation,
make sure you have connected the FM and
AM antennas (aerials) to the receiver
(page 35).
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
2
3
Turn on the receiver and the TV.
4
Press ON SCREEN.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
Tip
The tuning scale for direct tuning is shown below.
• FM band 50 kHz
• AM band 9 kHz
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
5
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“FM” or “AM,” then press
or
b.
6
Press V/v to select “Auto
Tuning,” then press
.
7
Press V/v.
Automatic tuning
2
Tuner Operations
3
4
5-7
MENU
Press V to scan from low to high, press v
to scan from high to low.
The receiver stops scanning whenever a
station is received.
In case of poor FM stereo
reception
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press V/v to select “FM Mode,” then
press
.
3 Press V/v to select “MONO,” then press
.
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Direct tuning
Enter the frequency of a station directly by
using the numeric buttons.
2
3
8
6
7
Press OPTIONS.
8
Press the numeric buttons to
enter the frequency, and then
press
to enter.
5
5,
7-9
6
4
MENU
1
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
2
3
Turn on the receiver and the TV.
4
Press ON SCREEN.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
5
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Press V/v repeatedly to select
“FM” or “AM,” then press
or
b.
Press V/v to select “Direct
Tuning,” then press
.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
9
Press
.
Tip
If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust
the direction of the AM loop antenna
(aerial) for optimum reception.
If you cannot tune in a station
and the entered numbers flash
Make sure you have entered the right
frequency. If not, repeat steps 8 to 9. If you still
cannot tune in a station, the frequency is not
used in your area.
Notes
Storing FM stations
automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)
This function lets you store up to 30 FM and
FM RDS stations without redundancy.
Additionally, it only stores the stations with
the clearest signals.
If you want to store FM or AM stations one by
one, see “Presetting radio stations” (page 80).
1,2
• Do not press any button on the receiver or supplied
remote during autobetical operation, except ?/1.
• If you move to another area, repeat this procedure
to store stations in your new area.
• For details on tuning the stored stations, see
“Tuning to preset stations” (page 81).
• If you move the antenna after storing stations with
this procedure, the stored settings may no longer be
valid. If this happens, repeat this procedure to store
the stations again.
2
Press POWER to turn off the
receiver.
2
Hold down MEMORY/ENTER
and press POWER to turn the
receiver back on.
Tuner Operations
1
“Autobetical select” appears on the
display and the receiver scans and stores
all the FM and FM RDS stations in the
broadcast area.
For RDS stations, the tuner first checks
for stations broadcasting the same
program, then stores only the ones with
the clearest signal. The selected RDS
stations are assigned a 2-character preset
code. For more details on RDS, see
“Using the Radio Data System (RDS)”
(page 82).
Regular FM stations are assigned 2character preset codes and stored after the
RDS stations.
When this process is finished,
“Autobetical finished” appears on the
display momentarily and the receiver
returns to normal operation.
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5
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“FM” or “AM,” then press
or
b.
6
Tune in the station that you
want to preset using Automatic
Tuning (page 77) or Direct
Tuning (page 78).
Presetting radio stations
You can preset up to 30 FM or 30 AM stations.
Then you can easily tune in the stations you
often listen to.
Presetting radio stations
Switch the FM reception mode, if
necessary (page 77).
2
3
7
8
Press
9
Press
.
Press V/v to select a preset
number.
.
The station is stored as the selected preset
number.
10 Repeat steps 7 to 9 to preset
another station.
4
5,
7-9
MENU
1
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
2
3
Turn on the receiver and the TV.
4
Press ON SCREEN.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
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Tuning to preset stations
2
Press V/v to select the preset
station you want.
You can select a preset station as follows:
• AM band AM1 to AM30
• FM band FM1 to FM30
To name preset stations
1 Select a preset station you want to
3
name.
2 Press OPTIONS, then select “Name
Input.”
For details on naming operations, refer to
“Naming inputs” (page 88).
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5-6
Tuner Operations
MENU
1
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
2
3
Turn on the receiver and the TV.
4
Press ON SCREEN.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
5
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“FM” or “AM,” then press
or
b.
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Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
This receiver also allows you to use RDS
(Radio Data System), which enables radio
stations to send additional information along
with the regular program signal. You can
display RDS information.
Description of program types
Program type Description
indication
News
News programs
Current Affairs
Topical programs that expand on
current news
Information
Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects,
including consumer affairs and
medical advice
Sport
Sports programs
Education
Educational programs, such as
“how-to” and advice programs
Drama
Radio plays and serials
Cultures
Programs about national or
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
Science
Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
Varied Speech
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, “RDS” lights up and the program
service name appears on the display.
Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel
games, and comedy
Pop Music
Popular music programs
Rock Music
Rock music programs
Notes
Easy Listening
Easy Listening
• RDS may not work properly if the station you
tuned to is not transmitting the RDS signal
properly or if the signal strength is weak.
• If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “Alarm-Alarm!” flashes in
the display.
• If a station does not provide a particular RDS
service, “No XX” (such as “No Clock Time”)
appears on the display.
• When a station broadcasts radio text data, it is
displayed at the same rate at which it is sent from
the station. Any change in this rate is reflected in
the display rate of the data.
• The RDS information is shown only on the display
of this receiver.
When a GUI system is used, only the PS (Program
Service name) is displayed on the TV screen.
Light Classics M Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
Notes
• RDS is operable only for FM stations.
• Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same type of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS services in your area,
check with your local radio stations for details.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM
band using direct tuning (page 78),
automatic tuning (page 77), or
preset tuning (page 81).
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Serious Classics Performances of major
orchestras, chamber music,
opera, etc.
Other Music
Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
Weather & Metr Weather information
Finance
Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
Children’s Progs Programs for children
Social Affairs
Programs about people and the
things that affect them
Religion
Programs of religious content
Phone In
Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum
Program type Description
indication
Travel & Touring Programs about travel. Not for
announcements that are located
by TP/TA.
Leisure &
Hobby
Programs on recreational
activities such as gardening,
fishing, cooking, etc.
Jazz Music
Jazz programs
Country Music
Country music programs
National Music Programs featuring the popular
music of the country or region
Oldies Music
Programs featuring oldies music
Folk Music
Folk music programs
Documentary
Investigative features
None
Any programs not defined above
Tuner Operations
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Other Operations
Converting analog video
input signals
This receiver allows you to convert the
resolution of analog video input signals.
SHIFT
RESOLUTION
Press SHIFT then press
RESOLUTION repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the resolution
of the output signals will be changed.
You can also use “Video Convert” in the Video
settings menu.
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In the video input/output conversion table classified by the menu
settings
Output from
“Video
Convert”
menu setting
HDMI OUT
jack
COMPONENT
VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT jacks
Component video
X
S video
X
Input signals
OFF
Video
480i/576i (intial Component video
setting)
S video
Video
480p/576p
1080i, 720p
1080p
S VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT jack
VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT jack
f
X
X
X
f
X
X
X
X
f
aa)
a
a
a
aa)
a
a
a
aa)
a
a
a
Component video
a
a
X
X
S video
a
a
f
X
Video
a
a
X
f
Component video
a
ab)
X
X
b)
f
X
X
f
S video
a
a
Video
a
ab)
Component video
a
f
X
X
S video
a
X
f
X
Video
a
X
X
f
Other Operations
a : Video signals are converted and output through the video converter.
f : The same type of signal as that of the input signal is output. Video signals are not converted.
X : Video signals are not output.
a)480p/576p signals are output even if 480i/576i is set.
b)Video signals without copyright protection are output based on the settings menu. Video signals with
copyright protection are output as 480p.
Note
Video signals are not output from the COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT, S VIDEO MONITOR OUT
or VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks when the monitor, etc., is connected to the HDMI OUT jack.
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Listening to the music of
a USB device
You can connect a USB device (Digital music
player or USB storage media, not supplied) to
the USB jack on the front panel of this receiver
and listen to the music stored on the USB
devices.
3
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
4
Press ON SCREEN.
The menu list of this receiver appears on
the TV screen. Press MENU if the menu
list does not appear on the TV screen.
5
Press V/v repeatedly to select
“Music,” then press
or b.
The category of the connected USB
device appears on the screen.
Notes
• For details on supported USB device, see “A list of
Playable USB Devices” supplied with this receiver.
• The audio formats that can be played back using
this receiver are as follows: ATRAC/MP3/WMA.
Files with copyright protection (Digital Rights
Management) cannot be played back using this
system.
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6
3
4
5-6
MENU
1
Connect a TV monitor to this
receiver.
Refer to “3: Connecting the monitor for
displaying menus” (page 19).
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Turn on the receiver and the TV.
Select the track you want to
listen to using V/v/B/b.
You can play back tracks in the selected
directory.
Operating the portable audio
product
You can operate the portable audio using the
remote supplied with this receiver.
To
Do the following
Play
Press H.
Pause
Press X. To resume play,
press the button again.
Stop
Press x.
Find the beginning of a Press ..
track during playback, or
find the beginning of the
previous track
• The settings of the USB mode of the player may
not compatible with this receiver when a Sony
digital music player is not recognized. Set the USB
mode of the player to the mass storage class mode
and transmit music to the player from SonicStage.
Then reconnect the player to this receiver. Refer to
the operating instructions supplied with the Sony
digital music player.
• The digital music player function of a Walkman ®,
etc., cannot be used when you connect such a
device to this receiver.
USB messages list
Message appears Explanation
Reading
Reading data from media.
No Media
There is no media inserted.
Skip to the previous
album in the selected
directory
No Audio
There is no compatible data
on the media.
Blank Media
Data is not recorded on the
media.
No Support
This receiver does not
support the inserted media.
* Fast-backward/forward while pressing and
holding the m/M button.
No HUB Support
This receiver does not
support a HUB.
Notes
Play Limit
You cannot play back tracks
with a time limited playing
time or tracks with a limited
playing count.
Cannot Play
The format of the data on the
media cannot be played back
with this receiver.
Data Error
It cannot be played back with
this receiver.
Press ALBUM –.
Skip to the next album in Press ALBUM +.
the selected directory
Go backward/forward
Press m/M.*
• When you insert a USB storage media into the
audio component, “Reading” lights up. Always
turn off the system before removing USB storage
media. Removing media while the system is on
may corrupt the data damage the USB media itself.
Do not forcibly insert the USB storage media, as
this may cause it to be damaged.
• Do not insert other media or objects besides USB
storage media.
• You cannot play back content which has
restrictions on the playback period or the number
of times the contact can be played back.
• This system supports FAT16, and FAT32, but some
USB storage media may not support all of these
FAT formats. For details, see the operation manual
of each USB storage media used or contact the
manufacturer.
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Other Operations
Find the beginning of the Press >.
next track
The music menu tree
The menu tree displayed depends on the
connected portable audio product.
Naming inputs
You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for
inputs and display it.
This is convenient for labeling the jacks with
the names of the connected components.
Note
Only “ALL” and “GROUP” are displayed when you
connect a USB device other than a Sony digital
music player. The data hierarchy may change,
depending on a USB device.
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2
1
Choose the item you want to
name.
You can name the following items.
• Auto calibration position (page 42)
• Inputs (page 48)
• Preset stations (page 80)
2
3
Press OPTIONS.
Select “Name Input,” then press
.
The soft keyboard appears on the screen.
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Switching between
digital and analog audio
(INPUT MODE)
4
Press V/v/B/b to select a
character, then press
.
5
Press [Finish] to enter the
name.
When you connect components to both digital
and analog audio input jacks on the receiver,
you can fix the audio input mode to either of
them, or switch from one to the other,
depending on the type of material you intend
to watch.
The name you entered is registered.
To cancel naming input
1
Press [Cancel].
Note
2
Other Operations
When you name an RDS station and tune in that
station, the Program Service name (PS) appears
instead of the name you entered. (You cannot change
the Program Service name (PS). The name you
entered will be overwritten by the Program Service
name (PS).)
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1
Press the input button.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
2
3
Enjoying the sound/
images from other inputs
Press RECEIVER.
Press INPUT MODE repeatedly
to select the audio input mode.
The selected audio input mode appears on
the display.
Audio input modes
• AUTO
Gives priority to digital audio signals when
there are both digital and analog
connections.
If there are no digital audio signals, analog
audio signals are selected.
• ANALOG
Specifies the analog audio signals input to
the AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks.
You can reassign video and/or audio signals to
another input.
Example) Connect the OPTICAL OUT jack of
the DVD player to the OPTICAL VIDEO 2 IN
jack of this receiver when you want to input
the only digital optical audio signals from the
DVD player.
Connect the component video jack of the DVD
player to the COMPONENT VIDEO DVD IN
jack of this receiver when you want to input
the video signals from the DVD player. Assign
video and/or audio signals to the DVD input
jack using “Input Assign” in the Input menu.
1
Notes
• Some audio input modes may not be set up
depending on the input.
• When either HDMI input or USB is selected, “-----” appears on the display, and you cannot select
other modes. Select an input mode other than the
HDMI, then set the audio input mode.
• When “2ch Analog Direct” is being used
(page 107), or MULTI CH is selected input, audio
input is set to “ANALOG.” You cannot select other
modes.
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3
1
Choose “Input” from the
menus.
You can also use the input buttons.
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Press V/v to select the input
name you want to assign.
3
Press OPTIONS, then select
“Input Assign.”
4
Select the audio and/or video
signals you want to assign to
the input which you selected in
step 2 using V/v/B/b, then
press
.
Other Operations
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VIDEO1 VIDEO2 VIDEO3 DVD
Input name
Assignable video Video1 Component
input jacks
Video1 S
TV/SAT TAPE/
CD-R
MD/
DAT
SA-CD/
CD
a
a
a
–
–
a
a
a
a
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Video1 Composite
a
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Video2 S
–
a
–
–
–
–
–
–
Video2 Composite
–
a
–
–
–
–
–
–
Video3 S
–
–
a
–
–
–
–
–
Video3 Composite
–
–
a
–
–
–
–
–
DVD Component
–
a
a
a
–
a
a
a
DVD S
–
–
–
a
–
–
–
–
DVD Composite
–
–
–
a
–
–
–
–
TV/SAT
Component
–
a
a
–
a
a
a
a
TV/SAT S
–
–
–
–
a
–
–
–
TV/SAT
Composite
–
–
–
–
a
–
–
–
HDMI1
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
HDMI2
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
HDMI3
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
Assignable audio Video1 OPT
input jacks
Video2 OPT
a
–
–
a
–
a
–
a
–
a
–
–
–
–
–
–
Video3 OPT
–
–
a
–
–
–
–
–
TV/SAT OPT
–
–
–
a
a
a
–
a
MD/DAT OPT
–
–
–
a
–
a
a
a
DVD COAX
a
a
a
a
a
–
a
–
TAPE/CD-R
COAX
a
a
a
–
a
a
a
–
SA-CD/CD
a
a
a
–
a
–
a
a
Notes
• You cannot reassign more than one digital audio
input to the same input.
• You cannot assign optical signals from an input
source to the optical input jacks on the receiver, and
you cannot assign coaxial signals from the input
source to the coaxial input jacks on the receiver.
• When you assign the digital audio input, the
INPUT MODE setting may change automatically
(page 89).
• You cannot reassign more than one HDMI input to
the same input.
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• You cannot reassign more than one component
video input to the same input.
RDS information
Changing the display
You can check the sound field, etc., by
changing the information on the display.
PS (Program Service name) t PTY (Program
Type) t RT (Radio Text) t CT (Current
Time) t sound feild type t Volume...
USB device
Track title t Album title t (Artist name) t
(Genre title) t Sound field type t Volume...
ON
SCREEN
DISPLAY
Other Operations
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
will change as follows.
Input name you selected t Original input
name t Sound field type t Volume...
Tip
You cannot switch the display while “GUI ON” is
shown on the display. Press ON SCREEN to cancel
the GUI display mode.
FM and AM band
Station name t Frequency t Sound field
type t Volume...
Index name appears only when you have
assigned one to the input or preset station
(page 88). Index name does not appear when
only blank spaces have been entered.
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About the indicators on the display
Name
Function
Name
Function
A SW
Lights up when sub woofer
selection is set to “YES”
and the audio signal is
output from the SUB
WOOFER jack (page 71).
While this indicator lights
up, the receiver creates a
sub woofer signal based on
the L.F.E. signal in the disc
being played back or the
low frequency components
of the front channels.
B Playback
channel
indicators
The letters (L, C, R, etc.)
indicate the channels being
played back. The boxes
around the letters vary to
show how the receiver
downmixes the source
sound (based on the speaker
settings).
Front Left
Front Right
Center (monaural)
Surround Left
Surround Right
Surround (monaural or the
surround components
obtained by Pro Logic
processing)
Surround Back Left
Surround Back Right
Surround Back (the
surround back components
obtained by 6.1 channel
decoding)
Example:
Recording format (Front/
Surround): 3/2.1
Output channel: Surround
speakers are set to “NO.”
Sound Field: A.F.D. AUTO
L
R
C
SL
SR
S
SBL
SBR
SB
SW
L
SL
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C
R
SR
Name
Function
J OPT
Lights up when INPUT
MODE is set to “AUTO”
and the source signal is a
digital signal being input
through the OPTICAL jack.
K ANALOG
Lights up when INPUT
MODE is set to “AUTO”
and no digital signal is
being input through the
COAXIAL or OPTICAL
jacks, or when INPUT
MODE is set to
“ANALOG,” or when the
“2ch Analog Direct” is
being used (page 90, 107).
L MULTI IN
Lights up when MULTI IN
is selected (page 48).
M BI-AMP
Lights up when surround
back speakers selection is
set to “BI-AMP.”
N D.RANGE
Lights up when dynamic
range compression is
activated (page 74).
O EQ
Lights up when the
equalizer is activated
(page 75).
P RDS
Lights up while receiving
RDS information (page 82).
Q ZONE 2/
ZONE 3
Lights up while operation in
zone 2/zone 3 is being
enabled.
R SLEEP
Lights up when the sleep
timer is activated (page 97).
Name
D INPUT
E AUTO
Lights up constantly. One of
the input indicators also
lights up according to the
current input.
Lights up when INPUT
MODE is set to “AUTO”
(page 90).
F HDMI 1 2 3 Lights up when the receiver
recognizes a component
connected via an HDMI IN
jack (page 28).
G DTS (-ES)
Lights up when DTS
signals are input. “DTSES” also lights up when
DTS-ES signals are
decoded. When playing a
DTS format disc, be sure
that you have made digital
connections and that
INPUT MODE is not set to
“ANALOG” (page 90).
H 96/24
Lights up when the receiver
is decoding DTS96/24 (96
kHz/24 bit).
I COAX
Lights up when INPUT
MODE is set to “AUTO”
and the source signal is a
digital signal being input
through the COAXIAL
jack.
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Other Operations
Function
C ;DIGITAL Lights up when the receiver
(EX)
is decoding Dolby Digital
Surround signals. When the
receiver is decoding Dolby
Digital Surround EX
signals, “;DIGITAL EX”
also lights up. When
playing a Dolby Digital
format disc, be sure that you
have made digital
connections and that
INPUT MODE is not set to
“ANALOG” (page 89).
Name
Function
Name
Function
S L.F.E.
Lights up when the disc
being played back contains
an L.F.E. (Low Frequency
Effect) channel and the
L.F.E. channel signal is
actually being reproduced,
the bars underneath the
letters light up to indicate
the level. Since the L.F.E.
signal is not recorded in all
parts of the input signal the
bar indication will fluctuate
(and may turn off) during
playback.
X SB DEC
Lights up when surround
back sound decoding is
activated (page 66).
T ;PRO
LOGIC (II/
IIx)
Lights up when the receiver
applies Pro Logic
processing to 2 channel
signals in order to output
the center and surround
channel signals. “;PRO
LOGIC II” also lights up
when the Pro Logic IIx
MOVIE/MUSIC/GAME
decoder is activated.
“;PRO LOGIC IIx” also
lights up when the Pro
Logic IIx MOVIE/MUSIC/
GAME decoder is activated
(page 60).
Note
This indicator does not light
when either the center speaker
and surround speaker is not
connected (page 71).
U NEO:6
Lights up when DTS Neo:6
Cinema/Music decoding is
activated (page 60).
V DISCRETE Lights up when DTS-ES
Discrete decoding is
activated (page 66).
W MATRIX
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Lights up when DTS-ES
Matrix decoding is
activated (page 66).
Y SP-A/SP-B/ Lights up according to the
SP-OFF
speaker system used
(page 72).
“SP-OFF” lights up when
“SP-OFF” is selected or
headphones are connected.
Z PRESET
Lights up when TUNING
MODE is “PRESET.”
wj Tuner
indicators
Lights up when using the
receiver to tune in radio
stations (page 77–82), etc.
wk MEMORY
Lights up when a memory
function, such as Name
Input (page 88) etc., is
activated.
wl VOLUME
Displays the current
volume.
Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the receiver to turn off
automatically at a specified time.
Recording using the
receiver
You can record from a video/audio component
using the receiver. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your recording
component.
SHIFT
1
SLEEP
Press SHIFT then press SLEEP
repeatedly.
Each time you press SLEEP, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Recording onto a MiniDisc or
audio tape
When Sleep Timer is being used, “SLEEP”
lights up.
1
Press the input button of the
playback component.
Tip
2
Prepare the playback
component for playing.
To check the remaining time before the receiver
turns off, press SLEEP. The remaining time appears
on the display. If you press SLEEP again, the sleep
timer will be changed.
For example, insert a CD into the CD
player.
3
Prepare the recording
component.
Insert a blank MD or tape into the
recording deck and adjust the recording
level.
4
Start recording on the
recording deck, then start
playback on the playback
component.
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Other Operations
You can record onto a MiniDisc or audio tape
using the receiver. See the operating
instructions supplied with your MD deck or
tape deck.
Notes
• Sound adjustments do not affect the signal output
from the TAPE/CDR OUT or MD/DAT OUT
jacks.
• The audio signals input to the MULTI CHANNEL
INPUT jacks are output only from the front left/
right channels.
To record digital sound
Connect a component for playback to the
digital audio input (OPTICAL IN) jack, and
connect the recording component to the
OPTICAL MD/DAT OUT jack.
Recording onto recording media
1
Press the input button of the
playback component.
2
Prepare the component for
playing.
For example, insert the video tape you
want to copy into the VCR.
3
Prepare the recording
component.
Insert a blank video tape, etc., into the
recording component (VIDEO 1 or
VIDEO 2) for recording.
4
Start recording on the
recording component, then
start playback on the playback
component.
Notes
• Some sources contain copy guards to prevent
recording. In this case, you may not be able to
record from the sources.
• The audio signals input to the MULTI CHANNEL
INPUT jacks are output only from the front left/
right channels.
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Listening to the sound in
another zone (ZONE 2/ZONE 3
operations)
You can enjoy images and sounds from a
component connected to the receiver in a zone
(zone 2 or zone 3) other than the main zone.
For example, you can watch the DVD in the
main zone and listen to the CD in zone 2 or
zone 3.
When using an IR repeater (not supplied), you
can also operate both a component in the main
zone and Sony receiver in zone 2 or zone 3
from zone 2 (or 3). Use the RM-AAU009
remote for the operation.
• Switching the output source for the ZONE 2
or ZONE 3 OUT jacks.
• Switching the Sony receiver’s power on or
off in zone 2 or zone 3.
Before using the zone 2/zone 3
function
It is necessary to perform connection and
menu settings.
For details on the settings, refer to the
following illustration or “2: Connecting
speakers” (page 17).
Set “Sur Back Assign” to “ZONE 2” in the
Auto Calibration settings menu (page 74).
1:Zone 2 connections
1 Outputs sound from speakers in zone 2 using the SURROUND BACK
SPEAKERS terminals of the receiver.
Main zone
Zone 2
STR-DA5200ES
A
TV
monitor
C
B
ZONE 2
VIDEO OUT
SURROUND BACK
SPEAKERS
D
D
RM-AAU009
A Audio component
B Video component
C IR repeater (not supplied)
D Speakers
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2 Outputs sound from speakers in zone 2 using the receiver and another
amplifier.
Main zone
Zone 2
STR-DA5200ES
A
TV
monitor
E
C
E
B
D
C
ZONE 2
VIDEO OUT
ZONE 2
AUDIO OUT
RM-AAU009
A Audio component
B Video component
C IR repeater (not supplied)
D Sony Amplifier/Receiver
E Speakers
2:Zone 3 connections
Main room
Zone 3
STR-DA5200ES
A
E
E
C
B
D
C
ZONE 3
AUDIO OUT
C
RM-AAU009
A Audio component
B Video component
C IR repeater (not supplied)
D Sony Amplifier/Receiver
E Speakers
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Setting audio/video output
signals to the zone 2/zone 3
3
Press V/v to select, “ON” or
“OFF” then press
.
4
Press V/v/B/b repeatedly to
select item and parameter, then
press
.
Multi Zone menu parameters
2-4
x Power
(for ZONE 2/ZONE 3 only)
Lets you turn zone operation on.
• ON
• OFF
Choose “Multi Zone” in the
Settings menu (page 54).
2
Press V/v to select the zone to
which you want to output
audio/video signals, then press
.
Main (this receiver) is always selected. If
you do not change the setting, proceed to
step 4.
Lets you select the source that is output to the
zone. Audio and video signals are output to
zone 2, only audio signals are output to zone 3.
x Volume
Lets you adjust the volume in the zones.
x 12V Trigger
You can turn the receiver on/off in another
zone, or select various options for use of the
12V Trigger function, as explained below.
• OFF
Lets you turn off output of 12V triggers even
when the main receiver is turned on.
• ZONE
Lets you turn the output of 12V triggers on
or off based on whether the selected zone is
turned on or off.
• CTRL
Lets you turn the output of 12V triggers on
or off manually using the CIS command of
the IR remote.
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Other Operations
x Input
1
• INPUT (for “Main” only)
Lets you turn on the output of 12V triggers
when the preset input is selected.
When you select “Input,” the setting display
which sets each input trigger to on/off
appears. Press V/v to select the input, then
press
to check the box.
• MAIN (for “Zone 2” and “Zone 3” only)
Lets you link operation of trigger in zone 2
or zone 3 to the main receiver.
Tips
• Even when this receiver is standby mode (press ?/
1 on the remote to turned off this receiver), the
receiver in zone 2 or zone 3 remains turned on. To
turn off all receivers, press ?/1 and AV ?/1 on the
RM-AAL006 remote at the same time (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
• Only signals from components connected to the
analog input jacks are output through the ZONE 2/
ZONE 3 OUT jacks. No signals are output from
components connected to only the digital input
jacks.
• When “SOURCE” is selected, the signals input to
the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks are not
output from the ZONE 2 OUT or ZONE 3 OUT
jacks even when MULTI IN is selected. The analog
audio signals of the current function are output.
• Press SOURCE on the RM-AAU009 after
selecting USB in the main zone when you want to
select USB as an input source.
• When “TUNER” is selected, the same type of radio
station (FM/AM/XM) selected in the main zone is
selected in zone 2 and 3. When the receiver in the
main zone is turned off, or an input source other
than “TUNER” is selected, you can select a
broadcast from FM/AM/XM in zone 2. The same
type of radio station (FM/AM/XM) selected in
zone 2 is selected in zone 3.
When two of the receivers in the main zone, zone
2, or zone 3 are turned off, you can select a
broadcast from FM/AM/XM in one zone in which
the receiver is turn on.
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Option menu parameter of zone
2/zone 3 operations
x Installer Mode
(RS232C control)
Normally, set this to OFF.
• ON
The receiver can receive commands from the
RS232C port.
• OFF
The receiver does not receive commands
from the RS232C port.
About the IR REMOTE jack
You can operate the receiver without pointing
the remote toward the IR repeater of the
receiver if you connect an IR repeater (not
supplied) to the IR REMOTE jack.
Use an IR repeater when you install the
receiver in a place where signals from the
remote cannot reach.
STR-DA5200ES
IR repeater
(not supplied)
RM-AAL006
Notes
Using a bi-amplifier
connection
If you are not using surround back speakers,
you can use the SURROUND BACK
SPEAKERS terminals for the front speakers
for use with a bi-amplifier connection.
To connect speakers
Front speaker
(R)
Front speaker
(L)
Hi
Hi
Lo
Lo
• You cannot use the FRONT SPEAKERS B jacks
for a bi-amplifier connection.
• When you use the auto calibration function, make
the bi-amplifier settings before you perform auto
calibration.
• If you make the bi-amplifier settings, the speaker
level, balance, and equalizer settings of the
surround back speakers become invalid, and those
of the front speakers are used.
• Signals output from the PRE OUT jacks are used
with the same settings as those of the SPEAKERS
terminals.
• The audio signal of the center speaker of the
MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jack is not output
from the front left/right speakers when you set “Sur
Back Assign” to “BI-AMP” in the Auto
Calibration settings menu.
Other Operations
Connect the jacks on the Lo (or Hi) side of the
front speakers to the FRONT SPEAKERS A
jacks, and connect the jacks on the Hi (or Lo)
side of the front speakers to the SURROUND
BACK SPEAKERS terminals. Make sure that
metal fittings of Hi/Lo attached to the speakers
have been removed from the speakers. Not
doing so may cause a malfunction of the
receiver.
To set up speakers
Set “Sur Back Assign” to “BI-AMP” in the
Auto Calibration settings menu (page 73). The
same signals output from the FRONT
SPEAKERS A jacks can be output from the
SURROUND BACK SPEAKERS terminals
by setting “Sur Back Assign” to “BI-AMP.”
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Using the CONTROL S
Control System
If you have a CONTROL S-compatible Sony
TV, satellite tuner, monitor, DVD player or
VCR, use a CONTROL S connecting cord (not
supplied) to connect the CTRL S IN (for TV,
satellite tuner, or monitor) or CTRL S OUT
(for VCR, etc.) jack on the receiver to the
appropriate CONTROL S jack on the
respective component. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your TV, satellite
tuner, monitor, VCR, etc., for details.
If you connect the CTRL S OUT
jack on another component to
the CTRL S IN jack on this
receiver
Example
Example
TV
VCR
Tuner
Receiver
Remote
The remote sensor on this receiver receives
remote codes the same way as the remote
sensor on the CTRL S IN component. This is
useful if you place the other component away
from this receiver.
TV, VCR, tuner,
monitor, etc.
Receiver
Remote
The remote sensor on the CTRL S OUT
component receives remote codes the same
way as the remote sensor on this receiver. This
is useful if you have placed this receiver in a
rack, etc.
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If you connect the CTRL S IN
jack on another component to
the CTRL S OUT jack on this
receiver
Note
Operating without a GUI
(Graphical User
Interface)
You can operate this receiver using the display
even if you do not use a GUI when a TV
monitor is not connected.
Press ON SCREEN to switch to
“GUI OFF” when “GUI ON” appears
on the display.
Performing auto calibration
For details on the auto calibration, see “9:
Calibrating the appropriate settings
automatically (AUTO CALIBRATION)”
(page 42).
Refer to “Before you perform the auto
calibration” (page 42) before performing the
auto calibration.
display mode to off.
The menu appears on the TV screen when
“GUI ON” appears on the display.
2 Press RECEIVER.
Receiver operation is enabled.
3 Press MENU.
“Auto Calibration” is displayed.
4 Press
.
5 Press V/v repeatedly to select a
position number to be used, then press
.
6 Press V/v repeatedly to select “AUTO
CAL START?,” then press
to start
the measurement.
Measurement starts in five seconds. A
count down appears on the TV screen.
7 Measurement starts.
The measurement process will take
approximately 30 seconds. Wait until the
measurement process completes.
To cancel auto calibration, change the volume,
switch INPUT SELECTOR, change the
speaker setting of the receiver, connect
headphones, turn the muting on, or press ON
SCREEN.
Note
You cannot measure the speaker height of the
surround speakers and the surround back speakers.
Set this value from “Surround position.” settings in
the Auto Calibration settings menu (page 72).
Tips
• Operations other than turning the receiver on or off
are deactivated during auto calibration.
• In the following situations, the measurements may
not be performed correctly or auto calibration
cannot be performed.
– when special speakers, such as dipole speakers
are used.
– when the multi zone function is used in zone 2.
To confirm/save auto calibration
when GUI function is turned off
1 Confirm the measurement result.
When the measurement ends, a beep
sounds and the measurement result appears
on the display.
Measurement Display
result
Explanation
When the
measurement
process
completes
properly
COMPLETE Proceed to step
2.
When the
measurement
process fails
ERROR
CODE XX
See “Message
list after auto
calibration
measurement”
(page 46).
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Other Operations
To operate on the receiver
1 Press ON SCREEN to set the GUI
While the time is counting down, stand away
from the measurement area to avoid
measurement error.
2 Press V/v repeatedly to select the item,
then press
.
Item
Explanation
RETRY
Re-performs the auto
calibration.
SAVE EXIT
Saves the measurement
results and exits the setting
process.
WRN CHECK
Displays a warning
concerning the measurement
results. See “When you select
“WRN CHECK”” (page 47).
PHASE INFO
Displays the phase of each
speaker (in phase/out of
phase). See “When you select
“PHASE INFO””.
DIST.INFO
Displays the measurement
result for speaker distance.
LEVEL INFO
Displays the measurement
result for speaker level.
Tip
The size of a speaker (LARGE/SMALL) is
determined by the low characteristics. The
measurement results may vary, depending on the
position of the optimizer microphone and speakers,
and the shape of the room. It is recommended that
you follow the measurement results. However, you
can change those settings in the Auto Calibration
settings menu (page 71). Save the measurement
results first, then try to change the settings if you
want.
When you select “PHASE INFO”
You can check the phase of each speaker (in
phase/out of phase).
Press V/v repeatedly to select a speaker,
then press
to return to step 1 in
“Confirming/saving the measurement
results.”
Display
Explanation
IN-PHASE
The speaker is in phase.
OUT-OFPHASE
The speaker is out of phase. The
“+” and “–” terminals of the
speaker may be connected the
other way around. However,
depending on the speakers,
“OUT-OF-PHASE” appears on
the display even though the
speakers are connected properly.
This is because of the speakers’
specifications. In this case, you
can continue to use the receiver.
AUTO EQ type Explanation
----------
No speakers are connected.
ENGINEER
Tip
EXIT
Exits the setting process
without saving the
measurement results.
3 Press
.
The measurement results are saved.
4 Press V/v repeatedly to select “AUTO
EQ,” then press
.
5 Press V/v repeatedly to select the
parameter, then press
.
Sets the frequency
characteristics to a set that
matches that of the Sony
listening room standard.
FULL FLAT
Makes the measurement of
frequency from each speaker
flat.
FRONT REF
Adjusts the characteristics of
all the speakers to match the
characteristics of the front
speaker.
OFF
Set the auto calibration type
to off.
Depending on the position of the sub woofer, the
measurement results for polarity may vary.
However, there will be no problems even if you
continue to use the receiver with that value.
Selecting a sound field type
For details on each sound field type, see
“Enjoying a pre-programmed sound field”
(page 58).
Press 2CH, A.F.D., MOVIE, or
MUSIC repeatedly.
The selected sound field type appears on the
display.
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You can also use the 2CH, A.F.D., MOVIE, or
MUSIC buttons on the receiver.
Presetting radio stations
1
Listening to the sound without
any adjustment (2CH ANALOG
DIRECT)
Press SHIFT then press A.DIRECT.
For details on the operation, refer to
“Tuning radio stations.”
2
3
4
press D.TUNING.
2 Press the numeric buttons to enter the
frequencies, and then press
enter.
to
3 Press ENTER to enter the selection.
5
Repeat steps 1 to 4 to preset
another station.
Selecting a preset station
1 Press TUNER repeatedly to select the
FM or AM band.
2 Press PRESET+ or PRESET –
repeatedly to select the preset station
you want.
You can also press the numeric buttons to
select the preset station you want. Then,
press ENTER to enter the selection.
You can also press TUNING MODE on the
receiver repeatedly to select “PRESET,”
then use TUNING to select the preset
stations you want.
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Other Operations
Selecting a frequency directly
(Direct tuning)
1 After selecting the FM or AM band,
Press ENTER.
The station is stored as the selected preset
number. If “MEMORY” disappears
before you select the preset number, start
again from step 2.
2 Press TUNING + or TUNING –.
Press TUNING + to scan from low to high
frequencies, press TUNING – to scan from
high to low frequencies. The receiver stops
scanning whenever a station is received.
You can also press TUNING MODE on the
receiver to select “AUTO,” and then turn
TUNING to select stations.
Press PRESET + or PRESET –
to select a preset number.
30 FM and 30 AM preset numbers are
available. If “MEMORY” disappears
before you select the preset number, start
again from step 2.
Tuning radio stations
1 Press TUNER repeatedly to select the
FM or AM band.
You can also use INPUT SELECTOR on
the receiver.
Press MEMORY.
“MEMORY” appears on the display for a
few seconds. Perform steps 3 and 4 before
the display changes.
Listening to the FM/AM radio
For details on the tuner function, see “Tuner
Operations” (page 77).
Tune in the station that you
want to preset.
Displaying RDS information
While receiving an RDS station,
press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically
as follows:
PS (Program Service name)a) t PTY
(Program Type) indicationb) t RT (Radio
Text) indicationc) t CT (Time) indication (in
24-hour system mode) t Sound field type t
Volume
a)
This information also appears for non-RDS FM
stations.
b)
Type of program being broadcast.
c)
Text messages sent by the RDS station.
Listening to a Sony digital music
player
For details on how to connect a Sony digital
music player to this receiver, refer to
“Listening to the music of a USB device”
(page 86).
1
Do the following
Select a track
Press TRACK + or TRACK –.
Find a point in a Hold down m or M during
track
playback, and release the button
at the desired point.
Change a display Press DISPLAY repeatedly. The
text
display will change as follows.
Track title t Album title t
Artist title t Genre title t
Sound field type t Volume…
Operating the output to zone 2/
zone 3
For details on the connections and settings of
zone 2/zone 3, see “Listening to the sound in
another zone (ZONE 2/ZONE 3 operations)”
(page 98). Use the RM-AAU009 remote for
this operation.
The following operations are described for
connecting an IR repeater and operating the
receiver in zone 2 or zone 3. When an IR
repeater is not connected, use this receiver in
the main zone.
Press RECEIVER to enable
receiver operation.
You do not need to press RECEIVER if
the other input buttons do not light up.
2
To
Press USB repeatedly to select
the Sony digital music player.
2
4
Other operations
To
Do the following
Play
Press H.
Pause
Press X. To resume play, press
the button again.
Stop
Press x.
Select a folder
Press ALBUM + or ALBUM –.
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1
Turn on the main receiver (this
receiver).
2
Press ZONE 2 or ZONE 3.
jacks even when MULTI IN is selected. The analog
audio signals of the current function are output.
The remote switches to zone 2 mode or
zone 3.
3
Turn on the amplifier in zone 2
or zone 3.
4
Press one of the input buttons
on the remote to select the
source signals you want to
output.
For zone 2, analog video and audio
signals are output. For the zone 3, only
analog audio signals are output. When
you select “SOURCE,” the signals of the
current input are output.
5
Adjust to a suitable volume.
• In the case of illustration 1-1 or 2
(page 100), you can only adjust the
surround back speaker volume in zone 2
or zone 3.
Other Operations
1 Set “Sur Back Assign” to “ZONE 2”
in the Auto Calibration settings
menu (page 73).
2 Adjust the volume using MASTER
VOL +/– on the remote.
• In the case of illustration 1-2
(page 100), adjust the volume using the
receiver of zone 2.
Tips
• Even when this receiver is standby mode (press ?/
1 on the remote to turned off this receiver), the
receiver in zone 2 or zone 3 remains turned on. To
turn off all receivers, press ?/1 and AV ?/1 on the
RM-AAL006 remote at the same time (SYSTEM
STANDBY).
• Only signals from components connected to the
analog input jacks are output through the ZONE 2
or ZONE 3 jacks. No signals are output from
components connected to only the digital input
jacks.
• When “SOURCE” is selected, the signals input to
the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT jacks are not
output from the ZONE 2 OUT or ZONE 3 OUT
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Using the Remote
Operating each
component using the
remote
When you program the remote to control the
following Sony or non-Sony components, you
can use the buttons on the remote that are
marked with circles. Note, however, that some
buttons may not operate your component.
If you want to change the contents of the input
list to match your particular components, see
“Programming the remote” (page 112).
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Table of buttons used to control each component
Component TV VCR
Button
AV ?/1,
z
?/1 (after pressing TV)
z
DVD Blu-ray PSX Video Digital Digital DSS, Tape deck DAT CD Tuner Receiver USB
player, Disk
CD
CATV satellite/ BST
A/B
deck player,
device
DVD/ player
player, terminal terrestrial
MD
VHS
LD
(UC)
receiver
deck
combo
player
(EURO)
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
Numeric buttons
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
MEMORY/ENTER
z
z
z
z
z
z*
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
CLEAR/D.TUNING/
>10/-/--
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
DISPLAY
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
OPTIONS/TOOLS
z
z
z
z
z
z
RETURN/EXIT
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
V/v/B/b
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
MENU
./>
z
ALBAUM +/–, B·/·b
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
**
***
z
z
z
z
z
m/TUNING –,
M/TUNING +
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
H, X, x
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z*
z
z
z
DISK SKIP
z
z
z
z
PRESET +/–,
TV CH +/–
z
z
z
z
z
z
DVD TOP MENU/
NIGHT MODE, DVD
MENU/INPUT MODE
F1/TV/VIDEO/
MACRO 1
z
z
z
F2/WIDE/MACRO 2
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
Using the Remote
MUTING,
MASTER VOL +/–,
TV VOL +/–
z
z
z
z
z**
z
z
* LD player only.
** DSS only.
*** Deck B only.
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2
Programming the remote
You can customize the remote to match the
components connected to your receiver. You
can even program the remote to control nonSony components and also Sony components
that the remote is normally unable to control.
The procedure below uses as an example a
case in which a VCR made by a company other
than Sony is connected to the VIDEO 2 IN
jacks on the receiver.
Before you begin, note that:
– You cannot change the settings of PHONO.
– The remote can control only components
that accept infrared wireless control signals.
For example, if you are going to control a
VCR connected to VIDEO 2, press
VIDEO 2.
RM SET UP and the input button light up.
3
Be sure to turn on the receiver and
point the remote towards the
receiver when performing the
following procedure.
1
While the RM SET UP button is
flashing, press the input button
(including TV) for the
component you want to control.
Press the numeric buttons to
enter the numeric code (or one
of the codes if more than one
code exists) corresponding to
the component and the maker
of the component you want to
control.
RM SET UP and the input button light up.
Note
For a TV remote code value, only numbers in
the 500’s are valid.
4
Press ENTER.
Once the numeric code has been verified,
the RM SET UP button flashes twice and
the remote automatically exits the
programming mode. The input button
also turns off.
2
To cancel programming
Press RM SET UP during any step.
3
4
1
Press AV ?/1 while pressing RM
SET UP.
The RM SET UP button flashes.
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The numeric codes
corresponding to the
component and the maker of
the component
Use the numeric codes in the tables below to
control non-Sony components and also Sony
components that the remote is normally unable
to control. Since the remote signal that a
component accepts differs depending on the
model and year of the component, more than
one numeric code may be assigned to a
component. If you fail to program your remote
using one of the codes, try using other codes.
Notes
• The numeric codes are based on the latest
information available for each brand. There is a
chance, however, that your component will not
respond to some or all of the codes.
• All of the input buttons on this remote may not be
available when used with your particular
component.
To control a CD player
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
101, 102, 103
DENON
104, 123
JVC
105, 106, 107
Maker
Code(s)
NAKAMICHI
210
PANASONIC
216
PHILIPS
211, 212
PIONEER
213, 214
TECHNICS
215, 216
YAMAHA
217, 218
To control an LD player
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
601, 602, 603
PIONEER
606
KENWOOD
108, 109, 110
MAGNAVOX
111, 116
MARANTZ
116
Maker
Code(s)
ONKYO
112, 113, 114
SONY
605
PANASONIC
115
PHILIPS
116
PIONEER
117
TECHNICS
115, 118, 119
YAMAHA
120, 121, 122
To control a DAT deck
To control a video CD player
To control a VCR
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
701, 702, 703, 704,
705, 706
AIWA*
710, 750, 757, 758
AKAI
707, 708, 709, 759
740
Code(s)
SONY
203
EMERSON
PIONEER
219
711, 712, 713, 714,
715, 716, 750
FISHER
717, 718, 719, 720
To control an MD deck
Maker
GENERAL ELECTRIC
721, 722, 730
GOLDSTAR/LG
723, 753
Code(s)
GRUNDIG
724
722, 725, 729, 741
717
301
HITACHI
DENON
302
ITT/NOKIA
JVC
303
JVC
726, 727, 728, 736
KENWOOD
304
MAGNAVOX
730, 731, 738
MITSUBISHI/MGA
732, 733, 734, 735
SONY
To control a tape deck
NEC
736
PANASONIC
729, 730, 737, 738,
739, 740
729, 730, 731
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
201, 202
PHILIPS
DENON
204, 205
PIONEER
729
KENWOOD
206, 207, 208, 209
RCA/PROSCAN
722, 729, 730, 731,
741, 747
continued
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Using the Remote
Maker
BLAUPUNKT
Maker
Code(s)
Maker
Code(s)
SAMSUNG
742, 743, 744, 745
PIONEER
509, 525, 526, 540
SANYO
717, 720, 746
RCA/PROSCAN
SHARP
748, 749
510, 527, 528, 529,
544
TELEFUNKEN
751, 752
SAMSUNG
TOSHIBA
747, 755, 756
503, 515, 531, 532,
533, 534, 544
ZENITH
754
SANYO
508, 545, 546, 547
SHARP
535
TELEFUNKEN
523, 536, 537, 538
THOMSON
530, 537, 539
TOSHIBA
535, 540, 541
ZENITH
542, 543
* If an AIWA VCR does not work even though you
enter the code for AIWA, enter the code for Sony
instead.
To control a DVD player
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
401, 402, 403
PANASONIC
406, 408
PHILIPS
407
PIONEER
409
TOSHIBA
404
DENON
405
To control a DVD recorder
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
403
To control a TV
To control a satellite tuner or
cable box
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
801, 802, 803, 804
JERROLD/G.I.
806, 807, 808, 809,
810, 811, 812, 813,
814
PANASONIC
818
RCA
805, 819
S. ATLANTA
815, 816, 817
To control a tuner
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
002, 003, 004, 005
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
501, 502
To control a hard disc recorder
DAEWOO
504, 505, 506, 507,
515, 544
Maker
Code(s)
FISHER
508
SONY
307, 308, 309
GOLDSTAR/LG
503, 511, 512, 515,
534, 544
GRUNDIG
517, 534
HITACHI
513, 514, 515, 544
Maker
Code(s)
ITT/NOKIA
521, 522
SONY
310, 311, 312
JVC
516
MAGNAVOX
503, 518, 544
MITSUBISHI/MGA
503, 519, 544
NEC
503, 520, 544
PANASONIC
509, 524
PHILIPS
515, 518
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To control a Blu-ray Disc player
To control a PSX
Maker
Code(s)
SONY
313, 314, 315
Performing several
commands in sequence
automatically
Program the sequence of the
operation
1,5
(Macro Play)
The Macro Play function lets you link several
commands in a sequential order as a single
command.
The remote provides 2 macro lists (MACRO 1
and MACRO 2). You can specify up to 20
commands for each macro list.
2,3
Note
When setting up Macro Play, replace the batteries
with new ones.
3
1
Press MACRO 1 or MACRO 2 for
more than 1 second while
pressing RM SET UP.
The RM SET UP button flashes.
2
Press the input button of the
component that you want to
assign one of the following
operations.
The selected input button lights up.
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Using the Remote
1,3
3
Press the button for the
operation you want to perform
to learn the function as follows.
Press
Operations to be
programmed
H, x, X,
M, m,
., >
Performs the operation
of the button.
The input
Switches inputs.
button for more
than 1 second
MACRO 1 or
MACRO 2
Make a one second
interval. When you want
to make a longer
interval, press MACRO
1 or MACRO 2
repeatedly.
The input button selected in step 2 flashes
twice, then lights up again.
4
5
Repeat steps 2 and 3. When you
want to assign another
command for the same
component, repeat step 3.
Press RM SET UP to finish the
programming process.
Tip
If the RM SET UP button flashes five times in
step 1, and the macro programming process
does not start, replace the batteries with new
ones.
To cancel programming
Press RM SET UP. Also, not pressing any
button for 60 seconds cancels the settings.
The previous command remains valid.
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Starting macro play
1 Press RECEIVER.
The RECEIVER button lights up, and then
turns off.
2 Press MACRO 1 or MACRO 2 to start
the macro.
The macro starts and execute the
commands in the order you assigned them.
While the commands are being sent, the
RM SET UP button flashes and the
RECEIVER button lights up. When the
commands have been sent, the RM SET UP
and RECEIVER buttons turn off.
To erase a programmed macro
1 Press MACRO 1 or MACRO 2 for more
than 1 second while pressing RM SET
UP to clear the stored macro.
The RM SET UP button flashes,
repeatedly.
2 Press RM SET UP.
Settings stored as macro are cleared.
4
Setting remote control
codes that are not stored
in the commander
Point the remote code receiver
section of the remote toward
the receiver/transmitter on the
remote control to be learned
from.
While the second remote is receiving the
signal, the input button selected in step 2
turns off.
Even if a remote control code is not one of the
presets stored in the remote, it is possible for
the remote to learn the code using the Learning
function.
Note
When setting up the receiver to learn the remote
command modes, replace the batteries with new
ones.
1,6
1
About 5 cm - 10 cm (2" - 4")
5
The RM SET UP button flashes
twice, then the learning
process is completed.
When the learning process fails, the RM
SET UP button flashes five times. Try to
perform process again from step 2.
2
6
Press RM SET UP to finish the
Learning function process.
Tips
Example for assigning button 1 to VIDEO 1
of the remote:
Press TV while pressing RM
SET UP.
The RM SET UP button lights up.
2
Press the input button (VIDEO 1
in the example) for which you
want to use the Learning input
function.
To cancel learning
Press RM SET UP. Also, not pressing any
button for 60 seconds cancels the settings.
The input button flashes. (The RM SET
UP button remains lit.)
3
Press the button (button 1 in
the example) you want to use as
the VIDEO 1 button.
The input button you selected in step 2
lights up. (The RM SET UP button
remains lit.)
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Using the Remote
1
• When the memory capacity for storing remote
control codes reaches a certain limit, the RM SET
UP button flashes 10 times, and then the learning
process ends.
• If the RM SET UP button flashes five times in step
1, and the learning process does not start, replace
the batteries with new ones.
Using a command that has been
learned
When selecting a learned input, press the
button used to learn that function.
Clearing all the contents
of the remote’s memory
To erase the learned code
1 Press TV while pressing RM SET UP.
AV ?/1
?/1
2 Press the input button (VIDEO 1 in the
example) for which you want to clear
the setting.
The input button flashes. (The RM SET UP
button remains lit.)
3 Press ?/1 for more than 1 second.
The input button flashes twice, repeatedly.
4 Press the input button to clear the
stored setting.
The RM SET UP button flashes twice, then
the clearing process is completed.
When the clearing process fails, the RM
SET UP button flashes five times. Try to
perform process again from step 2.
MASTER
VOL –
1
Press and hold MASTER VOL –
first, then press ?/1 and then
AV ?/1.
The RM SET UP button flashes three
times.
2
Release MASTER VOL –.
All the contents of the remote’s memory
(i.e., all the programmed data) are
cleared.
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3
Changing button
assignments (RM-AAU009
The indicator turns off when a valid
button is pressed.
Example: Press DVD once.
only)
You can change the factory settings of the
input buttons to suit the components in your
system. For example, if you connect a DVD
player to the VIDEO 2 IN jacks on the
receiver, you can set the VIDEO 2 button on
this remote to control the DVD player.
Note, however, that the settings of the TUNER
button cannot be changed.
Referring to the table below,
press the input button for the
category you want.
4
Press SOURCE.
The new assignment is registered.
The indicator slowly lights up twice, then
goes off.
To cancel
Press RM SET UP during any step.
Tip
1
If the operation is unsuccessful, the indicator flashes
four times and the remote automatically exits the
button assignment mode. In this case, the new
assignment is not registered and the previous setting
remains.
Notes
2,3
4
2
Press RM SET UP for more than
2 seconds.
Valid buttons and the
corresponding categories
The indicator lights up.
Corresponding
categories
Press
VTR-1
VIDEO 1 once
VTR-2
VIDEO 2 once
VTR-3
VIDEO 3 once
VTR-4
VIDEO 1 twice
VTR-5
VIDEO 2 twice
VTR-6
VIDEO 3 twice
Press the input button of which
you want to change the
assignment.
The indicator turns off once and turns on
again when a valid button is pressed. Only
the first input button that is pressed will
be registered.
Example: Press VIDEO 2.
DVD player
DVD once
LD player
DVD twice
TV
TV/SAT once
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Using the Remote
1
• If you do not press a button during step 2 through 4
within 60 seconds, the remote automatically exits
the button assignment mode. Start again from step
1.
• In step 3, if you press the same button more than
the possible number of categories that can be
selected, only the last category is registered for the
new assignment.
Corresponding
categories
Press
SAT
TV/SAT twice
Tape deck-A
TAPE once
Tape deck-B
TAPE twice
MD deck
MD/DAT once
DAT deck
MD/DAT twice
CD player-1
SA-CD/CD once
CD player-2
SA-CD/CD twice
CD player-3
SA-CD/CD three times
VIDEO CD player
VIDEO 1, then SA-CD/
CD
To clear all remote button
assignments
Hold down RM SET UP, then press ?/1.
The remote is reset to its factory-settings.
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x Crossover frequency
Additional Information
Glossary
x Cinema Studio EX
A surround sound mode that can be regarded
as the compilation of Digital Cinema Sound
technology, delivers the sound of a dubbing
theater using three technologies: “Virtual
Multi Dimensions,” “Screen Depth Matching,”
and “Cinema Studio Reverberation.”
“Virtual Multi Dimensions,” the virtual
speaker technology, creates a virtual multisurround environment with actual speakers up
to 7.1 channels, and brings the surround sound
experience of a theater with the latest facilities
into your home.
“Screen Depth Matching” reproduces treble
attenuation, fullness, and depth of sound
usually created in a theater using sound
emission from behind the screen. This is then
added to the front and center channels.
“Cinema Studio Reverberation” reproduces
the sound characteristics of state-of-the-art
dubbing theaters and recording studios,
including Sony Pictures Entertainment’s
dubbing studios. There are three modes, A/B/
C, available according to the studio type.
x Component video
x Composite video
A standard format for transmitting video
signal information. The luminance signal Y
and chrominance signal C are combined and
transmitted together.
x Digital Cinema Sound (DCS)
Unique sound reproduction technology for
home theater developed by Sony, in
cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment,
for enjoying the exciting and powerful sound
of movie theaters at home. With this “Digital
Cinema Sound” developed by integrating a
DSP (Digital signal processor) and measured
data, the ideal sound field intended by
filmmakers can be experienced at home.
x Dolby Digital
Digital audio encoding/decoding technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. It
consists of front (left/right), center, surround
(left/right) and sub woofer channels. It is a
designated audio standard for DVD-video and
also known as 5.1 channels surround.
x Dolby Digital Surround EX
Acoustic technology developed by Dolby
Laboratories, Inc. Surround back information
is matrixed into regular left and right surround
channels so that the sound can be reproduced
in 6.1 channels. Active scenes, especially, are
recreated with a more dynamic and realistic
sound field.
x Dolby Pro Logic II
This technology converts 2 channels stereo
recorded audio into 5.1 channels for playback.
There is a MOVIE mode for movies and
MUSIC mode for stereo sources such as
music. Old movies encoded in the traditional
stereo format can be enhanced with 5.1
channels surround sound.
The GAME mode is suitable for video games.
x Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Technology for 7.1 channels (or 6.1 channels)
playback. Along with audio encoded in Dolby
Digital Surround EX, 5.1 channels Dolby
Digital encoded audio can be reproduced in
7.1 channels (or 6.1 channels). Furthermore,
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Additional Information
A format for transmitting video signal
information consisting of three separate
signals: luminance Y, chrominance Pb, and
chrominance Pr. High quality pictures, such as
DVD video or HDTV pictures, are transmitted
more faithfully. The three jacks are colorcoded green, blue, and red.
The frequency at which two speaker’s
frequencies intersect.
existing stereo recorded content can also be
reproduced in 7.1 channels (or 6.1 channels).
x Dolby Surround (Dolby Pro
Logic)
Audio processing technology developed by
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Center and mono
surround information is matrixed into two
stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is
decoded and output in 4 channels surround
sound. This is the most common audio
processing method for DVD-video.
x Downmix
A method to output multi-channel audio such
as 5.1 channels, encoded into two channels.
x DTS 96/24
A high sound quality digital signal format. It
records audio at a sampling frequency and bit
rate of 96 kHz/24 bit which is the highest
possible for DVD-video. The number of
playback channels varies depending on the
software.
x DTS Neo:6
This technology converts 2 channels stereo
recorded audio for 6.1 channels playback.
There are two modes to select according to the
playback source or your preference, CINEMA
for movies, and MUSIC for stereo sources
such as music.
x DTS Digital Surround
Digital audio encoding/decoding technology
for theaters developed by Digital Theater
Systems, Inc. It compresses audio less than
Dolby Digital, delivering a higher quality
sound reproduction.
x DTS-ES
Format for 6.1 channels playback with
surround back information. There are two
modes, “Discrete 6.1” which records all
channels independently, and “Matrix 6.1”
which matrixes surround back channel into
surround left and surround right channels. It is
ideal for playback of motion picture
soundtracks.
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x Dynamic Range
The reproductive capacity of audio signals.
The difference between the minimum
(quietest) and the maximum (loudest) sound
that can be reproduced is expressed by a
number value of dB. A larger number value
means a greater degree of quietness or
loudness can be reproduced.
x HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface)
HDMI is an interface that supports both video
and audio on a single digital connection. The
HDMI connection carries standard to high
definition video signals and multi-channel
audio signals to audio/video components, such
as HDMI equipped TVs, in digital form
without degradation. The HDMI specification
supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital
Contents Protection), a copy protection
technology that incorporates coding
technology for digital video signals.
x Input stream
A digital input signal that includes additional
information about the format or channel, such
as Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 data, etc.
x Interlace
A scanning method which completes a picture
by displaying half of the lines on a tube surface
of a TV or monitor each 1/60 second. First, all
the odd-numbered lines are drawn, leaving
spaces between each line, then all the evennumbered lines are drawn to fill the spaces.
x L.F.E. (Low Frequency Effects)
Sound effects of low frequencies which are
output from a sub woofer in Dolby Digital or
DTS, etc. By adding a deep bass with a
frequency between 20 to 120 Hz, audio
becomes more powerful.
x PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)
A method of converting analog audio to digital
audio for easy enjoyment of digital sound.
x Progressive
A scanning method that draws all scanning
lines sequentially, as opposed to interlaced
scanning where all the odd and then all the
even lines are drawn.
x Sampling frequency
To convert analog audio to digital, analog data
should be quantified. This process is called
sampling, and the number of times per second
the analog data is quantified is called the
sampling frequency. A standard music CD
stores data quantified at 44,100 times per
second, which is expressed as a sampling
frequency of 44.1 kHz. Generally speaking, a
higher sampling frequency means better sound
quality.
x S video signal
A format for transmitting video signal
information. S video uses a single cable and
two channels, one for the Luminance signal Y
and another for the chrominance signal C.
Better picture quality for recording and
playback than that of Composite signal is
achieved.
x TSP (Time Stretched Pulse)
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
cabinet, unplug the receiver and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
On power sources
• Before operating the receiver, check that the
operating voltage is identical with your local
power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate on the back of the receiver.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the unit
itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the receiver for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the receiver
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord (mains lead), grasp the plug
itself; never pull the cord.
• The AC power cord (mains lead) must be
changed only at a qualified service shop.
On heat buildup
Although the receiver heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction. If you
continuously use this receiver at a large
volume, the cabinet temperature of the top,
side and bottom rises considerably. To avoid
burning yourself, do not touch the cabinet.
On placement
• Place the receiver in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup and
prolong the life of the receiver.
• Do not place the receiver near heat sources,
or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical shock.
• Do not place anything on top of the cabinet
that might block the ventilation holes and
cause malfunctions.
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Additional Information
A TSP signal is a highly precise measuring
signal that utilizes impulse energy, measuring
a wide band, from low to high, in a short
period.
The amount of energy used to measure signals
is important to ensure measurement accuracy
in a normal indoor environment. Using TSP
signals makes it possible to measure signals
effectively.
Precautions
• Do not place the receiver near equipment
such as a television, VCR, or tape deck. (If
the receiver is being used in combination
with a television, VCR, or tape deck, and is
placed too close to that equipment, noise
may result, and picture quality may suffer.
This is especially likely when using an
indoor antenna (aerial). Therefore, we
recommend using an outdoor antenna
(aerial).)
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure
to turn off and unplug the receiver.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your receiver, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the receiver, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Audio
There is no sound, no matter which
component is selected, or only a very
low-level sound is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected securely.
• Check that all speaker cords are connected
correctly.
• Check that both the receiver and all
components are turned on.
• Check that MASTER VOLUME control is
not set at –∞ dB.
• Check that SPEAKERS (OFF/A/B/A+B)
is not set to “OFF” (page 41).
• Press MUTING on the remote to cancel
the muting function.
• Check that you have selected the correct
component with INPUT SELECTOR.
• Check that headphones are not connected.
• When only a very low-level sound is
heard, check to see if NIGHT MODE is
activated (page 67).
• The protective device on the receiver has
been activated. Turn off the receiver,
eliminate the short-circuit problem, and
turn on the power again.
There is no sound from a specific
component.
• Check that the component is connected
correctly to the audio input jacks for that
component.
• Check that the cord(s) used for the
connection is (are) fully inserted into the
jacks on both the receiver and the
component.
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There is no sound from one of the front
speakers.
• Connect a pair of headphones to the
PHONES jack to verify that sound is
output from the headphones. If only one
channel is output from the headphones, the
component may not be connected to the
receiver correctly. Check that all the cords
are fully inserted into the jacks on both the
receiver and the component. If both
channels are output from the headphones,
the front speaker may not be connected to
the receiver correctly. Check the
connection of the front speaker which is
not outputting any sound.
• Make sure you have connected both the L
or R jack to an analog component and not
just to either the L or R jack. Use a
monaural-stereo cable (not supplied).
However, there will be no sound from the
center speaker when a sound field (PRO
LOGIC, etc.) is selected. When the center
speaker is set to “NO,” sound is output
only from the front left/right speakers.
There is no sound from analog 2
channel sources.
• Check that the MULTI IN is not selected.
• Check to make sure the selected audio
(digital) input jack is not assigned to other
inputs in “Input Assign” in the Input menu
(page 90).
The left and right sounds are
unbalanced or reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected correctly and securely.
• Adjust the balance parameters using the
Auto Calibration settings menu.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Check that the speakers and components
are connected securely.
• Check that the connecting cords are away
from a transformer or motor, and at least 3
m away from a TV set or fluorescent light.
• Move your TV away from the audio
components.
• Make sure you have grounded the U
SIGNAL GND terminal (only when a
turntable is connected).
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them
with a cloth slightly moistened with
alcohol.
There is no sound, or only a very lowlevel sound is heard from the center/
surround/surround back speakers.
• Select a Cinema Studio EX mode
(page 62).
• Adjust the speaker level (page 69).
• Make sure the center/surround speaker (s)
is (are) set to either “SMALL” or
“LARGE” (page 71).
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Additional Information
There is no sound from digital sources
(from COAXIAL or OPTICAL input jack).
• Check that the INPUT MODE is not set to
“ANALOG” (page 90).
• Check that the MULTI IN is not selected.
• Check that “2ch Analog Direct” is not
being used.
• Check to make sure the selected audio
(digital) input jack is not assigned to other
inputs in “Input Assign” in the Input menu
(page 90).
The source sound input from the HDMI
jack is not output from an amplifier or
the TV speaker connected to the
receiver.
• Check that the component is connected
correctly to the HDMI jack for that
component.
• The sound is not output when you display
the receiver’s menu on the TV monitor.
Press ON SCREEN to turn off the display.
• You cannot listen to the Super Audio CD
by connecting HDMI.
• Depending on the playback component,
component may need to be set up. Refer to
the operating instructions supplied with
the each component.
There is no sound from the surround
back speakers.
• Some discs have no Dolby Digital
Surround EX flag even though the
packages have Dolby Digital Surround EX
logos. In this case, select “ON” in the “SB
Dec Mode” (page 66).
There is no sound from the sub woofer.
• Check that the sub woofer is connected
correctly and securely.
• Make sure you have turned on your
speaker.
• When all speakers are set to “LARGE”
and “Neo:6 Cinema,” or “Neo:6 Music” is
selected, there is no sound from the sub
woofer.
The surround effect cannot be
obtained.
• Make sure the sound field function is on
(press MOVIE or MUSIC).
• Sound fields do not function for signals
with a sampling frequency of more than 48
kHz.
Dolby Digital or DTS multi-channel
sound is not reproduced.
• Check that the DVD, etc. you are playing
is recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS
format.
• When connecting the DVD player, etc., to
the digital input jacks of this receiver,
make sure the setting for the digital audio
output of the connected component is
available.
Recording cannot be carried out.
• Check that the components are connected
correctly (page 17).
• Select the source component using INPUT
SELECTOR (page 48).
The MULTI CHANNEL DECODING lamp
does not light up in blue.
• Check that the playback component is
connected on a digital jack and the input is
selected properly on this receiver.
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• Check whether the input source of the
software being played back corresponds to
the multi-channel format.
• Check whether the setup on the playback
component is set to multi-channel sound.
• Check to make sure the selected audio
(digital) input jack is not assigned to other
inputs in “Input Assign” in the Input menu
(page 90).
There is no sound from the component
connected to the USB jack.
• Adjust the volume of this receiver.
• The USB device is not connected
correctly. Turn off the receiver, then
reconnect the USB device.
• Check the USB device to make sure it
supports this receiver. For details on
supported portable audio products, see “A
list of Playable USB Devices” supplied
with this receiver. Or consult your Sony
dealer for information on supported
portable audio products.
Video
There is no picture or an unclear
picture appears on the TV screen or
monitor.
• Select the appropriate input on the receiver
(page 48).
• Set your TV to the appropriate input mode.
• Move your TV away from the audio
components.
• Assign the component video input
correctly.
• The input signal should be same as input
when you are up-converting an input
signal with this receiver (page 33).
The image of the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT is corrupted.
• Video input signals other than 480p
component are not received when signals
are output from the S VIDEO jack or the
VIDEO jack. Input 480i component video
signals.
• When component input signals other than
480p are output, use the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jack and set “Video
Convert” to “OFF.”
The source image input from the HDMI
jack is not output from the receiver or
the TV speaker connected to the
receiver.
• Make sure that cables are correctly and
securely connected to components.
• Depending on the playback component,
component may need to be set up. Refer to
the operating instructions supplied with
the each component.
Recording cannot be carried out.
• Check that the components are connected
correctly (page 26).
• Select the source component using INPUT
SELECTOR (page 48).
The GUI does not appear on the TV
screen.
• Press ON SCREEN to show “GUI ON” on
the display.
• Check the TV is connected correctly.
Tuner
Receiver
Ground (earth)
wire (not supplied)
To ground
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
• Check that the antennas (aerials) are
connected securely. Adjust the antennas
(aerials) and connect an external antenna
(aerial), if necessary.
• The signal strength of the stations is too
weak (when tuning in with automatic
tuning). Use direct tuning.
• Make sure you set the tuning interval
correctly (when tuning in AM stations
with direct tuning).
• No stations have been preset or the preset
stations have been cleared (when tuning by
scanning preset stations). Preset the
stations (page 81).
• Press DISPLAY so that the frequency
appears on the display.
RDS does not work.
• Make sure that you are tuned to an FM
RDS station.
• Select a stronger FM station.
The RDS information that you want
does not appear.
• Contact the radio station and find out
whether or not they actually provide the
service in question. If so, the service may
be temporarily out of order.
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Additional Information
The FM reception is poor.
• Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied)
to connect the receiver to an outdoor FM
antenna (aerial) as shown below. If you
connect the receiver to an outdoor antenna
(aerial), ground it against lightning. To
prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the
ground (earth) wire to a gas pipe.
Outdoor FM antenna (aerial)
Remote control
The remote does not function.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor on
the receiver.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between
the remote and the receiver.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote with
new ones, if they are weak.
• Make sure that the command modes of the
receiver and the remote are the same. If the
command mode of the receiver and the
remote are different, you cannot operate
the receiver with the remote (page 37).
• Make sure you select the correct input on
the remote.
• When you operate a programmed nonSony component, the remote may not
function properly depending on the model
and the maker of the component.
Error messages
If there is a malfunction, the display shows a
code of two numbers and a message. You can
check the condition of the system by the
message. Refer to the following table to solve
the problem. If any problem persists, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
PROTECTOR
Irregular current is output from the speakers
or the USB device, or the upper panel of the
receiver is covered with something. The
receiver will automatically turn off after a
few seconds. Check the speakers or the USB
device connection and turn on the power
again.
Reference sections for clearing
the memory
To clear
See
All memorized settings
page 36
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Specifications
Amplifier section
POWER OUTPUT
Rated Power Output at Stereo Mode1) 2)
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD
0.7%):
125 W + 125 W
Reference Power Output at Stereo Mode2)
(4 ohms 1 kHz, THD
0.7%):
125 W + 125 W
Reference Power Output
(8 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz,
THD 0.09%)
FRONT2):
120 W + 120 W
CENTER2):
120 W
SURROUND2):
120 W + 120 W
SURROUND BACK2):
120 W + 120 W
Reference Power Output
(4 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz,
THD 0.15%)
FRONT2):
120 W + 120 W
CENTER2):
120 W
SURROUND2):
120 W + 120 W
SURROUND BACK2):
120 W + 120 W
Reference Power Output at Stereo Mode
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD
10%):
150 W + 150 W
Reference Power Output at Stereo Mode
(4 ohms 1 kHz, THD
10%):
150 W + 150 W
Reference Power Output
(8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%)
FRONT2):
150 W + 150 W
CENTER2):
150 W
SURROUND2):
150 W + 150 W
SURROUND BACK2):
150 W + 150 W
Reference Power Output
(4 ohms 1 kHz, THD 10%)
FRONT2):
150 W + 150 W
CENTER2):
150 W
SURROUND2):
150 W + 150 W
SURROUND BACK2):
150 W + 150 W
Inputs (Digital)
1)
FM tuner section
Depending on the sound field settings and the
source, there may be no sound output.
2)
Measured under the following conditions:
Power requirements: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
(in countries/area in Europe
other than the UK)
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
(in the UK and general area)
Frequency response
RIAA equalization curve
± 0.5 dB
MULTI CHANNEL
INPUT, SA-CD/CD,
TAPE/CD-R,
MD/DAT, DVD,
VIDEO 1/2/3
10 Hz – 100 kHz
± 3 dB
Inputs (Analog)
PHONO
MULTI CHANNEL
INPUT, SA-CD/CD,
TAPE/CD-R, MD/DAT,
DVD, TV/SAT,
VIDEO1/2/3
Sensitivity: 2.5mV
Impedance: 50kohms
S/N: 90dB (A, 20 kHz
LPF)
Sensitivity: 150mV
Impedance: 50kohms
S/N: 100dB (A, 20 kHz
LPF)
VIDEO 1/2/3, TV/SAT,
MD/DAT (Optical)
S/N: 96 dB
(A, 20 kHz LPF)
Outputs
TAPE/CD-R, MD/DAT,
Voltage:150mV
VIDEO1/2 (AUDIO OUT) Impedance: 1kohms
FRONT L/R, CENTER,
Voltage: 2V
SURROUND L/R,
Impedance: 1kohms
SURROUND BACK L/R,
SUB WOOFER
EQUALIZER
Gain levels
±10 dB, 1 dB step
Tuning range
87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Antenna (aerial)
FM wire antenna (aerial)
Antenna (aerial) terminals
75 ohms, unbalanced
Sensitivity
Mono:
18.3 dBf, 2.2 µV/75 ohms
Stereo:
38.3 dBf, 22.5 µV/75 ohms
Usable sensitivity 11.2 dBf, 1 µV/75 ohms
S/N
Mono:
76 dB
Stereo:
70 dB
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
Mono:
0.3%
Stereo:
0.5%
Separation
45 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response 30 Hz – 15 kHz, +0.5/–2
dB
Selectivity
60 dB at 400 kHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
531 – 1,602 kHz (With 9kHz tuning scale)
Antenna (aerial)
Loop antenna (aerial)
Usable sensitivity
50 dB µ/m (at 999 kHz)
S/N
54 dB (at 50 mV/m)
Harmonic distortion 0.5% (50 mV/m, 400 Hz)
Selectivity
35 dB
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Additional Information
PHONO
DVD, TAPE/CD-R, SA- Impedance: 75ohms
CD/CD (Coaxial)
S/N: 96dB (A, 20 kHz
LPF)
USB section
Supplied accessories
Bit rate
ATRAC:
Operating Instructions (this manual)
Quick Setup Guide (1)
Optimizer microphone ECM-AC1 (1)
FM wire antenna (aerial) (1)
AM loop antenna (aerial) (1)
AC power cord (mains lead) (1)
Remote commander RM-AAL006 (1)
Remote commander RM-AAU009 (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (4)
48 – 352 kbps (ATRAC3
plus), 66/105/132 kbps
(ATRAC3)
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
8 – 320 kbps, VBR
WMA:
48 – 192 kbps, VBR
Sampling frequencies
ATRAC:
44.1 kHz
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32/44.1/48 kHz
WMA:
44.1 kHz
Video section
Inputs/Outputs
Video:
S video:
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO:
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
80 MHz HD Pass Through
General
Power requirements 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
(in countries/area in
Europe other than UK)
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
(in UK and general area)
Power consumption 480 W
Power consumption (during standby mode)
1W
AC outlets
1 switched, 100 W MAX
(Models for countries/
areas in Europe other than
the UK.)
Dimensions
430 × 175 × 430 mm
(width/height/depth)
including projecting parts
and controls
Mass (Approx.)
15.5 kg
130GB
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Index
Symbols
U SIGNAL GND terminal 25, 35
E
Error messages 128
Numerics
G
2 channel 59
2ch Analog Direct 59, 107
2ch Stereo 59
5.1 channel 15
7.1 channel 15
GUI 19
A
I
A.F.D. 60
AC power cord 36
Adjusting
audio 55
sound effect 69
system 57
video 56
Auto Calibration 42
AUTOBETICAL 79
H
HDMI
connecting 27
Impedance 40
Initial setup 36
INPUT MODE 89
INPUT SELECTOR 48
L
L.F.E. 96
M
B
BI-AMP 103
C
D
DAT deck 22
DCS 62
Display 94
Dolby 60, 66
Downmix 59
DTS 60, 66
DVD player/DVD recorder
connecting 29–30
playback 51
Additional Information
CD player
connecting 22
playback 50
Changing the display 93
Conversion 33
Custom Settings 64
MD deck 22
Menu
Audio settings 55
Input 54
Multi Zone settings 98
Music 86
Surround settings 63
System settings 57
Video settings 56
Muting 49
N
Naming 88
NIGHT MODE 67
O
ON SCREEN 39
P
PIP (Picture in Picture) 9, 11
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R
U
RDS 82
Recording
onto a MiniDisc or audio tape 97
onto a video tape 98
Remote
All clear 118
Before use 37
Learning 117
Macro play 115
Operating each component 110
Programming 112
RM-AAL006 10
RM-AAU009 13
Resetting 128
USB 7
S
Satellite tuner 31
SB Dec Mode 67
SB Decoding 66
Settings
levels and balance 69–74
setup 40, 71
Sleep Timer 97
Speaker Pattern 73
Speakers
connecting 17
SPEAKERS switch 41
Super Audio CD player
connecting 22, 24
playback 50
Surround back decoding mode 65
Surround sound 58
T
Tuner
AM 77
antennas (aerial) 35
FM 77
Tuning
automatically 77
directly 78
preset stations 80
TV
connecting 19, 31
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V
VCR
connecting 32
playback 53
Video convert function 84
Video game 52
Z
ZONE 2 98
ZONE 3 98
Additional Information
133GB
134GB
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