Sony HT-X8500 Operating instructions

Sony HT-X8500 Operating instructions
Sound Bar
Operating Instructions
HT-X8500
For the Sound Bar
WARNING
Do not install the Sound Bar in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover
the ventilation opening of the Sound
Bar with newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains, etc.
Do not expose the Sound Bar to naked
flame sources (for example, lighted
candles).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this Sound Bar to
dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
on the Sound Bar.
The AC adapter is not disconnected
from the mains as long as it is
connected to the AC outlet, even if the
Sound Bar itself has been turned off.
As the main plug of AC power adapter is
used to disconnect the AC power
adapter from the mains, connect it to an
easily accessible AC outlet. Should you
notice an abnormality in it, disconnect it
from the AC outlet immediately.
CAUTION
Do not expose batteries or appliances
with battery-installed to excessive heat,
such as sunshine and fire.
Indoor use only.
Recommended cables
Properly shielded and grounded cables
and connectors must be used for
connection to host computers and/or
peripherals.
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The nameplate is located on the bottom
of the Sound Bar.
For the AC adapter
Labels for AC adapter Model No. and
Serial No. are located at the bottom of
AC adapter.
Disposal of old
electrical &
electronic
equipment
(applicable in the
European Union
and other
countries with
separate
collection systems)
For the customers in Australia or
New Zealand
It should be installed and operated with
at least 20 cm and more between the
radiator and person’s body (excluding
extremities: hands, wrists, feet and
ankles).
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits set out
in the EMC regulation using a
connection cable shorter than 3 meters.
Using the Various Functions
Table of Contents
About These Operating
Instructions .............................. 3
What’s in the Box ..........................4
What You Can Do with the Sound
Bar ............................................ 5
Guide to Parts and Controls ..........6
Connecting to a TV or AV
Device
Connecting to a
TV or AV Device
with the HDMI
Cable
Startup Guide
 (separate
document)
Connecting Sony TV with the
BLUETOOTH Function
Wirelessly ...............................12
Connecting a 4K TV and 4K
Devices .................................. 15
Connecting a TV Compatible with
eARC ...................................... 16
Mounting the Sound Bar on a
Wall .........................................17
When the TV Remote Control does
not Work ................................ 18
Listening to the Sound
Listening to a TV and Other
Devices .................................. 19
Enjoying the Surround Sound .....20
Adjusting the Sound .................... 22
Listening to Music/Sound
with the BLUETOOTH®
Function
Using the Control for HDMI
Function ................................. 27
Using the “BRAVIA” Sync
Function ................................. 29
Saving Power Consumption ........29
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ..........................30
Resetting the Sound Bar ............. 35
Additional Information
Specifications ...............................36
Supported Input Audio
Formats .................................. 37
Supported HDMI Video
Formats ..................................38
On BLUETOOTH
Communication .....................40
Precautions .................................. 41
About These Operating
Instructions
•The instructions in these Operating
Instructions describe the controls on
the remote control.
•Some illustrations are presented as
conceptual drawings, and may be
different from the actual products.
•The default settings are underlined on
each feature description.
Example: Vertical surround off
Listening to Music from a Mobile
Device .................................... 24
Changing the Settings of the
BLUETOOTH Function ............ 26
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What’s in the Box
• AC power cord (mains lead) (1)
– Australia/New Zealand models
• Sound Bar (1)
– Other models
• Remote control (1)
• WALL MOUNT TEMPLATE (1)
• R03 (size AAA) battery (2)
• Startup Guide
• HDMI cable (supports the specification
equal to Premium High Speed HDMI
Cable with Ethernet) (1)
• AC adapter (1)
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• Operating Instructions
What You Can Do with the Sound Bar
The Sound Bar supports object-based audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and
DTS:X as well as HDR video formats such as HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision.
“Listening to a TV and Other
Devices” (page 19)
Blu-ray Disc™ player, cable
box, satellite box, etc.
Basic connection: Refer to
“Startup Guide” (separate
document).
Other connections: See
“Connecting to a TV or AV
Device” (page 12).
“Connecting Sony TV
with the BLUETOOTH
Function Wirelessly”
(page 12)
“Using the Control for HDMI
Function” (page 27)
“Using the “BRAVIA” Sync
Function” (page 29)
“Listening to Music from a
Mobile Device” (page 24)
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Guide to Parts and Controls
Details are omitted from the illustrations.
Sound Bar
Front
 Remote control sensor
Point the remote control at the
remote control sensor to operate
the Sound Bar.
  (power) button
Turns on the Sound Bar or sets it to
standby mode.

(input select) button
(page 19)
 BLUETOOTH button (page 24)
 +/– (volume) buttons
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 Indicators
A lighting or flashing of the indicators on the Sound Bar indicates the following
state.
Currently selected input
Indicators
Status
Lights while TV input is selected.
Lights while HDMI input is selected.
Lights while BLUETOOTH input is selected.
Light while the Sound Bar is connected to the TV with the BLUETOOTH
function (TV input is selected).
Sound format, surround effect
Indicators/colors
Status
White
Lights while the Dolby Atmos format is playing and the virtual
surround processing is activated.
White
Lights while the DTS:X format is playing.
Green
Lights while the DTS format is playing and the sound effect setting is
set to “DTS Virtual:X” (page 21).
Orange
Lights while the DTS:X format is playing and the sound effect setting
is set to “DTS Virtual:X” (page 21).
White
Lights while the vertical surround function is set to on (page 20).
Volume
Indicators
Status
Indicate the volume level by the flashing
indicators when adjusting the volume by
pressing  +/–.
As the volume level is turned up, the flashing
indicators increase (from left to right).
• Flash repeatedly while the sound is muted.
• Flash twice when the volume level is set to
minimum.
Flash twice when the volume level is set to
maximum.
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Setting value for each function
The changed setting for each function is indicated as the status of the indicators. The
following status indicates the on/off setting for each function.
For the status when the settings other than the on/off setting are changed, see the
description for each function.
Indicators
Status
• Flash twice when the function is set to on
(for the function other than the night/voice
mode).
• Light for 2 seconds when the function is set
to on (for the night/voice mode).
• Flash twice when the function is set to off
(for the function other than the night/voice
mode).
• Light for 2 seconds when the function is set
to off (for the night/voice mode).
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Rear
 DC IN terminal
 TV IN (OPT) jack
 HDMI IN jack
Peel the sticker when connecting
the device to the HDMI IN jack.
For specifications and notes on
connections, see “Supported HDMI
Video Formats” (page 38).
“Supported Input Audio Formats”
(page 37). For specifications and
notes on connections, see
“Supported HDMI Video Formats”
(page 38).
 IR repeater (page 18)
Transmits the remote signal of the
TV remote control to the TV.
 HDMI OUT (TV eARC/ARC) jack
Connect a TV that has an HDMI
input jack with an HDMI cable.
The Sound Bar is compatible with
eARC and ARC. ARC is the function
that sends TV sound to an AV device
such as the Sound Bar from the TV’s
HDMI jack. eARC is an extension of
ARC and enables transmission of
the object audio and multi-channel
LPCM content that cannot be
transmitted with ARC. For details of
eARC, see “Connecting a TV
Compatible with eARC” (page 16).
For supported audio formats, see
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Remote Control
Some buttons function differently
depending on how long the button is
pressed. The icons below indicate how
long to press the button.
• : Press the button.
•
: Press and hold the button for 5
seconds.
 INPUT (page 19)
Selects the playback source. When
you press INPUT once, the current
input indicator flashes.
Press INPUT again to select the
device you want.
Each time you press INPUT, the
input changes cyclically as follows.
TV input  HDMI input 
BLUETOOTH input
 VERTICAL S.
: Turns on/off the vertical
surround function. (page 20)
: Selects the sound effect
setting. (page 21)
 AUTO SOUND
: Selects AUTO SOUND for the
sound mode. (page 20)
: Turns on/off the AAC codec
function. (page 26)
 VOICE
: Turns on/off the voice mode.
(page 22)
: Turns on/off the Control for
HDMI function. (page 27)
  (volume) +*/–
Adjusts the volume.
 BASS (page 22)
Adjusts the level of the bass tone.
 INDICATORS
: Turns on/off the indicators on
the Sound Bar.
: Turns on/off the auto standby
function. (page 29)
 GAME
: Selects GAME for the sound
mode. (page 20)
: Selects the HDMI standby
through setting. (page 28)
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 SPORTS
: Selects SPORTS for the sound
mode. (page 20)
: Turns on/off the eARC
function. (page 27)
 A/V SYNC (page 23)
Adjusts the delay between the
picture and sound.
  (power)
Turns on the Sound Bar or sets it to
standby mode.
 CINEMA (page 20)
Selects CINEMA for the sound
mode.
 MUSIC (page 20)
Selects MUSIC for the sound mode.
 NIGHT
: Turns on/off the night mode.
(page 22)
: Turns on/off the BLUETOOTH
standby mode. (page 26)
 DTS DIALOG (page 23)
Adjusts the dialog volume while the
DTS:X content is played back.
* The  + and AUDIO buttons have a
tactile dot. Use it as a guide during
operation.
Tip
You can turn the indicators off by pressing
INDICATORS.
Even if the indicators are turned off by
pressing INDICATORS, when you operate
the Sound Bar, the indicators in relation to
the operation light or flash.
About the replacement of
batteries for the remote control
When the Sound Bar does not respond
by operating with the remote control,
replace two batteries with new
batteries.
Use R03 (size AAA) manganese
batteries for replacement.
  (muting)
Turns off the sound temporarily or
turns on the sound.
 AUDIO*
: Selects the audio channel for
Dolby Digital multiplex broadcast.
(page 22)
: Turns on/off the Audio DRC
function. (page 22)
 NEWS
: Selects NEWS for the sound
mode. (page 20)
: Selects the HDMI signal
format setting. (page 16)
 STANDARD
: Selects STANDARD for the
sound mode. (page 20)
: Turns on/off the IR repeater
function. (page 18)
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Connecting to a TV or AV Device
Connecting to a TV or AV
Device with the HDMI
Cable
To connect a 4K TV or 4K devices
See “Connecting a 4K TV and 4K
Devices” (page 15).
To connect a TV compatible with
eARC
For the connection, refer to Startup
Guide (separate document). For the
settings, see “Connecting a TV
Compatible with eARC” (page 16).
Connecting Sony TV with
the BLUETOOTH Function
Wirelessly
When using Sony TV* with the
BLUETOOTH function, you can listen to
sound of the TV or device that is
connected to the TV by connecting the
Sound Bar and TV wirelessly.
* The TV needs to be compatible with
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile).
Blu-ray Disc player,
cable box, satellite
box, etc.
To connect to a TV other than the above,
refer to Startup Guide (separate
document).
Connecting the Sound Bar
and TV Wirelessly
To connect the Sound Bar and TV
wirelessly, you need to perform pairing
of the Sound Bar and TV by using the
BLUETOOTH function.
Pairing is the process required to
mutually register the information on
BLUETOOTH devices to be connected
wirelessly in advance.
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INPUT
6
BLUETOOTH
button
1
2
3
4
7
On the TV, search the Sound Bar
by performing the pairing
operation.
The list of the BLUETOOTH devices
that are searched appears on the TV
screen.
For the operation method to pair
the BLUETOOTH device to the TV,
refer to the operating instructions of
the TV.
Pair the Sound Bar and TV by
selecting “HT-X8500” from the list
on the TV screen.
Make sure that the TV and
BLUETOOTH indicators on the
Sound Bar light.
A connection between the Sound
Bar and TV has been established.
Insert batteries (supplied) into the
remote control.
Turn on the TV.
Turn on the Sound Bar.
Point the remote control at the
remote control sensor on the
Sound Bar, and press and hold the
INPUT on the remote control and
BLUETOOTH button on the Sound
Bar simultaneously for 5 seconds.
The TV and BLUETOOTH indicators
flash twice, the Sound Bar enters
the pairing mode, then the
BLUETOOTH indicator flashes
quickly.
BLUETOOTH
indicator
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Select the program or input of the
TV by using the TV remote control.
The sound of the displayed image
on the TV screen is output from the
Sound Bar.
Adjust the volume of the Sound
Bar by using the TV remote
control.
When pressing the muting button
on the TV remote control, the sound
is muted temporarily.
Notes
• If the TV sound is not output from the
Sound Bar, press INPUT on the remote
control of the Sound Bar repeatedly to
Remote control sensor
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select the TV input and check the status of
the indicators on the Sound Bar.
– The TV and BLUETOOTH indicators light:
The Sound Bar and TV are connected
and TV sound is output from the Sound
Bar.
– The BLUETOOTH indicator flashes
quickly: Perform pairing on the TV.
– The TV indicator lights: Perform the
connecting operation again from the
start.
• When you connect the Sound Bar and TV
with the HDMI cable (supplied), the
BLUETOOTH connection is canceled. To
connect the Sound Bar and TV with the
BLUETOOTH function again, disconnect
the HDMI cable, then perform the
connecting operation from the start.
• To pair another TV after the first TV is
paired, turn off the paired TV, then pair
the new one by following the steps of
mobile device connection (page 24).
Listening to the Sound of the
TV or Device that is
Connected to the TV
You can turn the Sound Bar on/off,
adjust the volume, and mute the sound
by using the TV remote control when
connecting the TV to the Sound Bar
wirelessly.
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2
Turn the TV on with the TV remote
control.
The Sound Bar is turned on by
interlocking with the TV power and
TV sound is output from the Sound
Bar.
Select the program or input of the
TV by using the TV remote control.
The sound of the image displayed
on the TV screen is output from the
Sound Bar.
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Adjust the volume of the Sound
Bar by using the TV remote
control.
When pressing the mute button on
the TV remote control, the sound is
muted temporarily.
Tip
When the TV is turned off, the Sound Bar is
also turned off by interlocking with the TV
power.
Connecting a 4K TV and
4K Devices
All HDMI jacks on the Sound Bar support
4K video format, HDCP2.2, and HDCP2.3
(High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection System Revision 2.2 and 2.3).
To watch 4K video content, connect the
4K TV and 4K devices to the Sound Bar
via an HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3-compatible
HDMI jack on each device. You can only
view 4K video content through the
HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3-compatible HDMI
jack connection.
 HDMI cable (supplied)
 HDMI cable (not supplied)
Use an HDMI cable which supports the 4K video
format that you want to watch. For details, see
“Supported HDMI Video Formats” (page 38).
 Optical digital cable (not supplied)
1
2
3
HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3compatible HDMI jack
4
TV
HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3compatible HDMI jack
Blu-ray Disc player, cable
box, satellite box, etc.
5
Check which HDMI IN jack on your
TV is compatible with HDCP2.2 or
HDCP2.3.
Refer to the operating instructions
of the TV.
Connect the HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3compatible HDMI IN jack on the TV
and HDMI OUT (TV eARC/ARC) jack
on the Sound Bar with the HDMI
cable (supplied).
If the HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3compatible HDMI IN jack on the TV
supports eARC or ARC, TV connection
is complete. Go to step 4.
The HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3compatible HDMI IN jack on the TV
does not support eARC or ARC,
connect the optical digital output
jack on the TV and the TV IN (OPT)
jack on the Sound Bar with an
optical digital cable (not supplied).
When connecting the TV and Sound
Bar with the HDMI cable (supplied)
only, the TV sound is not output
from the Sound Bar. Connect an
optical digital cable (not supplied).
TV connection is complete.
Connect the HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3compatible HDMI OUT jack of the
4K device and HDMI IN jack of the
Sound Bar with an HDMI cable
(not supplied).
Refer to the operating instructions of
the 4K device to check that the HDMI
OUT jack of the 4K device is
compatible with HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3.
4K device connection is complete.
Insert batteries into the remote
control.
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Turn on the TV.
Turn on the Sound Bar.
Tip
4K content can be watched by a device
compatible with HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3 even
though devices with different versions (ex.
TV compatible with HDCP2.2 and 4K device
compatible with HDCP2.3) are connected.
Setting the HDMI Signal
Format to Watch 4K Video
Content
To watch 4K video content, select the
appropriate setting for the connected
4K TV and 4K device.
Press and hold NEWS for 5 seconds to
select the HDMI signal format setting.
Standard format
Select when the connected TV and devices
support standard bandwidth video formats.
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
Enhanced format
Select when both the connected TV and
devices support high bandwidth video
formats such as 4K 60p 4:4:4, etc.
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
For the relation of the HDMI signal
format setting, supported video format
signals, and HDMI cables to be used, see
“Supported HDMI Video Formats”
(page 38).
Connecting a TV
Compatible with eARC
The Sound Bar is compatible with eARC
(Enhanced Audio Return Channel). eARC
is a new function standardized by HDMI
2.1 and supports latest audio formats in
addition to audio formats that are
supported with existing ARC (Audio
Return Channel).
You can enjoy object audio content
such as Dolby Atmos - Dolby TrueHD
and DTS:X, or multi-channel LPCM
content that cannot be transmitted with
ARC by connecting the Sound Bar and
TV compatible with eARC using an HDMI
cable.
For the connection, refer to Startup
Guide (separate document).
Preparing to Use the eARC
Function
The default setting of the eARC
function is on. If the eARC function is
set to off, press and hold SPORTS for 5
seconds to set the eARC function to on
(page 27).
The eARC function is enabled and it
works while connecting a TV compatible
with eARC.
The ARC function works while
connecting a TV compatible with ARC
(not compatible with eARC).
Notes
• Depending on the TV, the TV setting for
HDMI output may be required. Refer to
the operating instructions of the TV.
• When the picture is not displayed after
“Enhanced format” is set, set it to
“Standard format.”
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Note
When the eARC function is set to on, make
sure to check the eARC setting of the
connected TV. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of the TV.
Mounting the Sound Bar
on a Wall
1
Prepare two screws (not supplied)
that are suitable for the wall
mount holes on the rear of the
Sound Bar.
You can mount the Sound Bar on a wall.
4 mm
More than 30 mm
5.1 mm
10 mm
Notes
• Prepare screws (not supplied) that are
suitable for the wall material and
strength. As a plasterboard wall is
especially fragile, attach the screws
securely in the wall beam. Install the
speakers horizontally, hung by screws in
studs in a continuous flat section of the
wall.
• Have the installation done by a Sony
dealer or licensed contractor and pay
special attention to safety during the
installation.
• Sony shall not be held responsible for
accidents or damage caused by improper
installation, insufficient wall strength,
improper screw installation or natural
disaster, etc.
Hole on the rear of the Sound Bar
2
Stick WALL MOUNT TEMPLATE
(supplied) on a wall.
Center of the TV
Adhesive tape,
etc.
WALL MOUNT
TEMPLATE
1
Align TV CENTER LINE () of
WALL MOUNT TEMPLATE with the
center line of your TV.
2
Align TV BOTTOM LINE () of
WALL MOUNT TEMPLATE with the
bottom of your TV, then stick
WALL MOUNT TEMPLATE on a
wall by using a commercially
available adhesive tape, etc.
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3
Fasten the screws into the marks
() on SCREW LINE () of WALL
MOUNT TEMPLATE as in the
illustration below.
228.5 mm 228.5 mm
Screws
Marks ()
When the TV Remote
Control does not Work
When the Sound Bar obstructs the
remote control sensor of the TV, the TV
remote control may not work. In that
case, enable the IR repeater function of
the Sound Bar.
You can control the TV with the TV
remote control by sending the remote
signal from the rear of the Sound Bar.
Press and hold STANDARD for 5
seconds to set the function to on or
off.
10 mm to
11 mm
IR repeater on
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
IR repeater off
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
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5
Notes
Remove WALL MOUNT TEMPLATE.
Hang the Sound Bar on the
screws.
Align the holes of the rear of the
Sound Bar with the screws, then
hang the Sound Bar on the two
screws.
Note
When sticking WALL MOUNT TEMPLATE,
smooth it out fully.
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• Be sure to check that the TV remote
control cannot control the TV, and then
set the IR repeater function to on. If it is
set to on when the remote control can
control the TV, appropriate operation
may not be obtained because of the
interference between the direct
command from the remote control and
the command via the Sound Bar.
• If the IR repeater function is set to on, this
function may not work depending on
your TV. Also, the remote controls of
other devices such as an air conditioner
may not work correctly. In this case,
change the installation position of the
Sound Bar or TV.
TV input
• TV that is connected to the TV IN (OPT)
jack on the Sound Bar
• TV compatible with the eARC or ARC
function that is connected to the HDMI
OUT (TV eARC/ARC) jack on the Sound
Bar
When you connect the TV to both the
HDMI OUT (TV eARC/ARC) and TV IN
(OPT) jacks, the input of the HDMI OUT
(TV eARC/ARC) jack has priority if the TV
audio signal is input with the ARC or
eARC function.
Listening to the Sound
Listening to a TV and
Other Devices
INPUT
HDMI input
Device that is connected to the HDMI IN
jack on the Sound Bar
BLUETOOTH input
BLUETOOTH device that supports A2DP
For details, see “Listening to Music/
Sound with the BLUETOOTH® Function”
(page 24).
 +/–
2
BASS
1
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the level of the bass tone
by pressing BASS on the remote
control (page 22).
Tip
Press INPUT repeatedly.
When you press INPUT once, the
current input indicator flashes.
Press INPUT again to select the
device you want.
The indicator of the selected device
lights up.
Each time you press INPUT, the
input changes cyclically as follows.
TV input  HDMI input 
BLUETOOTH input
You can also select the input by pressing
on the Sound Bar.
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Enjoying the Surround
Sound
Enjoying Immersive
Surround Experience
(VERTICAL S.)
You can feel immersed by the sound
from not only the horizontal direction,
but also from the upward direction by
using Vertical Surround Engine*
effectively for sound modes (page 20)
other than NEWS. This function also
works for the 2.0 channel signal such as
a TV program.
* Vertical Surround Engine is a highly
precise digital sound field processing
technology developed by Sony that
produces the sound field in the height
direction virtually in addition to a sound
field in the horizontal direction by only
using front speakers and without using
top speakers.
You do not need to install speakers on a
ceiling and you can enjoy the sound with
rich presence regardless of the ceiling
height. Also, this function is hardly
affected by the shape of a room because
it does not use the sound reflected from
a wall and enables improved surround
playback.
Press VERTICAL S. to set the function
to on or off.
Vertical surround on
The VERTICAL S. indicator lights.
Vertical surround off
The VERTICAL S. indicator turns off.
Notes
• The surround effect from all directions
differs depending on the sound source.
• A time gap between the sound and
picture may occur depending on the
sound source. If your TV has a function
that delays the image, use it for
adjustment.
Enjoying the Sound Mode
that is Tailored to Sound
Sources
You can easily enjoy pre-programmed
sound effects that are tailored to
different kinds of sound sources.
CINEMA
MUSIC
AUTO SOUND
VERTICAL S.
NEWS
GAME
STANDARD
SPORTS
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Press the sound mode selecting
button to select the sound mode.
When selecting the sound mode, the
Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, and VERTICAL S.
indicators light for 2 seconds.
Selecting the Sound Effect
Setting
You can select sound effects.
AUTO SOUND
The appropriate sound setting is
automatically selected for the sound source
with ClearAudio+.
CINEMA
You feel immersed by the sound that travels
behind you and surrounds your entire body.
This mode is suitable for watching movies.
MUSIC
Vividness and glossiness of the sound are
expressed in detail. This mode is suitable for
enjoying music in a way that moves you.
GAME
You can immerse yourself in your game by
reproducing the feeling of movement and
distance of objects, as well as clearly hearing
the dialog.
NEWS
Recreates the clear speech of newscasts.
SPORTS
You can experience an atmosphere as if you
were watching an event in a stadium.
However, narrations of commentators are
reproduced vividly.
STANDARD
The sound of a TV program can be heard
clearly.
VERTICAL S.
Press and hold VERTICAL S. for 5
seconds to select the sound effect
setting.
The sound effect setting changes
cyclically as follows.
Sound mode on  Dolby Speaker
Virtualizer  DTS Virtual:X  Sound
effect off
Sound mode on
Vertical Surround Engine enhances the
surround and height speaker channels to
create an immersive and enveloping virtual
surround effect such as sound mode
(page 20) and vertical surround (page 20).
The VERTICAL S. indicator lights for 2
seconds.
Dolby Speaker Virtualizer
Dolby Speaker Virtualizer enhances the
surround and height speaker channels to
create an immersive and enveloping virtual
surround effect when you play Dolby format.
Disables sound effects other than Dolby
format.
The Dolby ATMOS indicator lights for 2
seconds.
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Virtual:X is enabled.
DTS Virtual:X Technology in the Sound Bar
puts you in the middle of multi speaker.
The DTS:X indicator lights for 2 seconds.
Sound effect off
Disables the sound effects.
The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, and VERTICAL S.
indicators flash 3 times.
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Adjusting the Sound
You can adjust the sound with the buttons on the remote control.
Function
name
Button
Night mode
Function
You can enjoy clear sound with low volume at midnight.
• On: The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators light for 2 seconds.
• Off: The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators light for 2
seconds.
Note
When you turn the Sound Bar off, the night mode is set to off
automatically.
Voice mode
You can make dialogs clearer.
• On: The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators light for 2 seconds.
• Off: The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators light for 2
seconds.
Audio DRC
You can compress dynamic range of the audio signal (range
between the maximum and minimum volume) and sound with
low volume is easy to hear. This function works only when
playing the Dolby Digital or DTS signal. The setting changes
cyclically in the order of Auto  On  Off.
• Auto: Automatically compresses sound encoded in Dolby
TrueHD.
The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, HDMI, and BLUETOOTH indicators
flash.
• On: The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
• Off: The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
Press and
hold for 5
seconds
Multiplex
broadcast
sound
You can enjoy multiplex broadcast sound when the Sound Bar
receives a Dolby Digital multiplex broadcast signal. The setting
changes cyclically in the order of Main  Sub  Main/Sub.
• Main: The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators light for 2
seconds.
• Sub: The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators light for 2
seconds.
• Main/Sub: Main sound is output from the left speaker and
sub sound is output from the right speaker.
The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, HDMI, and BLUETOOTH indicators
light for 2 seconds.
Bass tone
adjustment
The level of the bass tone changes cyclically as follows.
0  +1  -1  0...
• 0 (Normal): The VERTICAL S. and TV indicators light for 2
seconds.
• +1 (Strong): The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators light for 2
seconds.
• -1 (Light): The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators light for 2
seconds.
Note
When the input source does not contain much bass sound,
such as in TV programs, the bass sound from the subwoofer
may be difficult to hear.
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Function
name
A/V Sync
Button
Function
When the sound does not match the pictures on the TV screen,
you can adjust the delay between the picture and sound.
• 0 msec: The Dolby ATMOS indicator lights for 2 seconds.
• 40 msec: The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators light for 2
seconds.
• 80 msec: The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, and VERTICAL S.
indicators light for 2 seconds.
• 120 msec: The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, VERTICAL S., and TV
indicators light for 2 seconds.
Tips
• This function works only for the HDMI input.
• If your TV has a function that adjusts the delay between the
picture and sound, use it for adjustment. For details, refer to
the operating instructions of the TV.
DTS dialog
control
You can easily listen to dialog since it stands out from the
ambient noise by adjusting the dialog volume. This function
works while playing content that is compatible with the DTS:X
dialog control function.
• 0 dB: The Dolby ATMOS and BLUETOOTH indicators flash
twice.
• 1 dB: The Dolby ATMOS indicator lights for 2 seconds.
• 2 dB: The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators light for 2
seconds.
• 3 dB: The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, and VERTICAL S. indicators
light for 2 seconds.
• 4 dB: The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, VERTICAL S., and TV
indicators light for 2 seconds.
• 5 dB: The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, VERTICAL S., TV, and HDMI
indicators light for 2 seconds.
• 6 dB: All the indicators flash twice.
Tip
AUDIO does not work while the BLUETOOTH indicator is lit.
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BLUETOOTH
indicator
Listening to Music/Sound with the
BLUETOOTH® Function
Listening to Music from
a Mobile Device
You can listen to music stored on a
mobile device such as a smartphone or
tablet via a wireless connection by
connecting the Sound Bar and the
mobile device with the BLUETOOTH
function.
When connecting to the mobile device
with the BLUETOOTH function, you can
operate by simply using the supplied
remote control without turning the TV
on.
BLUETOOTH
button
If pairing is not performed for 5
minutes after the Sound Bar enters
the pairing mode, the pairing mode
is canceled. In this case, perform
pairing from the start.
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Listening to Music by Pairing
with a Mobile Device
To listen to music of the mobile device
with the BLUETOOTH function, you need
to perform pairing of the Sound Bar and
mobile device.
Pairing is the process required to
mutually register the information on
BLUETOOTH devices to be connected
wirelessly in advance.
1
Press and hold the BLUETOOTH
button on the Sound Bar for 2
seconds.
The Sound Bar enters the pairing
mode and the BLUETOOTH indicator
flashes quickly.
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4
5
6
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On the mobile device, search the
Sound Bar by performing the
pairing operation.
The list of the BLUETOOTH devices
that are searched appears on the
screen of the mobile device.
For the operation method to pair
the BLUETOOTH device to the
mobile device, refer to the
operating instructions of the mobile
device.
Pair the Sound Bar and mobile
device by selecting “HT-X8500”
from the list on the screen of the
mobile device.
If a Passkey is requested, enter
“0000.”
Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator on the Sound Bar lights
in blue.
A connection between the Sound
Bar and mobile device has been
established.
Start audio playback with the
music app on the connected
mobile device.
Sound is output from the Sound Bar.
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the level of the bass tone
by pressing BASS on the remote
control (page 22).
Listening to Music from the
Paired Mobile Device
To check the connection status of
the BLUETOOTH function
INPUT
Status
BLUETOOTH indicator
During pairing
standby status
Flashes quickly in blue
Connection is
being
attempted
Flashes in blue
Connection has
been
established
Lights in blue
Not connected
Lights at 2 second
intervals
The BLUETOOTH
function is
turned off
Turns off
 +/–
Notes
• You can pair the BLUETOOTH devices up
to the following number.
– Mobile devices: 9
– Sony TV with the BLUETOOTH function:
1
BASS
1
2
If a new device is paired after pairing the
above number of devices, the least recent
connected device will be replaced by the
new one.
• Perform pairing for the second and
subsequent mobile devices.
3
Tips
• You can check the connection status of
the BLUETOOTH function by checking the
BLUETOOTH indicator status.
• While the BLUETOOTH input is being
selected, the Sound Bar enters the pairing
mode by pressing the BLUETOOTH button
on the Sound Bar shortly.
• While the BLUETOOTH input is not
selecting, the Sound Bar automatically
reconnects to the BLUETOOTH device it
was most recently connected to by
pressing the BLUETOOTH button on the
Sound Bar shortly.
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5
Turn the BLUETOOTH function of
the mobile device on.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select
the BLUETOOTH input or press the
BLUETOOTH button on the Sound
Bar shortly.
The BLUETOOTH indicator flashes
and the Sound Bar automatically
reconnects to the BLUETOOTH
device it was most recently
connected to.
Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator lights in blue.
A connection between the Sound
Bar and mobile device has been
established.
Start audio playback with the
music app on the connected
mobile device.
Sound is output from the Sound Bar.
Adjust the volume.
• Adjust the volume by pressing 
+/– on the remote control.
• Adjust the level of the bass tone
by pressing BASS on the remote
control (page 22).
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Changing the Settings of
the BLUETOOTH Function
Turning the Sound Bar On by
Operating the BLUETOOTH
Device
When the Sound Bar has pairing
information, you can turn the Sound Bar
on and listen to music from a
BLUETOOTH device even when the
Sound Bar is in standby mode by setting
the BLUETOOTH standby mode to on.
Press and hold NIGHT for 5 seconds to
set the function to on or off.
BLUETOOTH standby mode on
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
BLUETOOTH standby mode off
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
Note
While the BLUETOOTH standby mode is on,
standby power consumption increases.
Enjoying the Sound of the
BLUETOOTH Device with
High Sound Quality
You can enjoy high-quality sound if the
AAC codec function is set to on and your
device supports AAC.
Press and hold AUTO SOUND for 5
seconds to set the function to on or
off.
AAC codec on
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
AAC codec off
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
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Turning the BLUETOOTH
Function Off
You can turn the BLUETOOTH function off.
Press and hold  (power),
(input), and – (volume) on the Sound
Bar for more than 10 seconds.
BLUETOOTH function on
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
BLUETOOTH function off
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
Note
When the BLUETOOTH function is set to off,
the BLUETOOTH input is skipped while
selecting input by pressing INPUT.
Using the Various Functions
Using the Control for
HDMI Function
Connecting a device such as a TV or Bluray Disc player compatible with the
Control for HDMI function* using an
HDMI cable enables you to easily
operate the device by using a TV or Bluray Disc player remote control.
Note
These functions may work with devices
other than those manufactured by Sony,
but operation is not guaranteed.
* Control for HDMI is a standard used by
CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) for
allowing HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) devices to control
each other.
Preparing to Use the Control
for HDMI Function
Press and hold VOICE for 5 seconds to
set the function to on or off.
Control for HDMI function on
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
Control for HDMI function off
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
Enable the Control for HDMI function
settings for the following devices after
setting the Control for HDMI function of
the Sound Bar to on by performing the
operation above.
• TV or AV device connected to the
Sound Bar
• AV device connected to the TV
manufactured by Sony, the Control for
HDMI function of the Sound Bar is also
enabled automatically.
System Power Off Function
When you turn off the TV, the Sound Bar
will turn off automatically.
System Audio Control
Function
If you turn on the Sound Bar while you
are watching the TV, the TV sound will
be output from the speakers of the
Sound Bar. The volume of the Sound Bar
can be adjusted using the TV remote
control.
When you turn on the TV, the Sound Bar
is turned on automatically and the TV
sound is output from the speakers of
the Sound Bar.
Operations can also be made by the
TV’s menu. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
Notes
• The number for the Sound Bar’s volume
level is displayed on the TV screen
depending on the TV.
• Depending on the settings of the TV, the
System Audio Control function may not
be available. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
• Depending on the TV, if the TV sound was
output from the speakers of the TV the
previous time you watched the TV, the
Sound Bar may not turn on by interlocking
with the TV power even if the TV is turned
on.
eARC/ARC (Enhanced Audio
Return Channel/Audio
Return Channel)
Tip
If you enable the Control for HDMI
(“BRAVIA” sync) function when using a TV
If the Sound Bar is connected to a TV’s
HDMI IN jack compatible with eARC or
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ARC, you can listen to TV sound from the
speakers of the Sound Bar without
connecting an optical digital cable.
Press and hold SPORTS for 5 seconds
to set the function to on or off.
eARC function on
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
eARC function off
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
Notes
• Enable the eARC or ARC function of the
TV. For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the TV.
• If the TV is not compatible with eARC or
ARC, an optical digital cable (not
supplied) needs to be connected (refer to
the supplied Startup Guide).
One-Touch Play Function
When you play content on a device (Bluray Disc player, “PlayStation®4,” etc.)
connected to the Sound Bar, the Sound
Bar and TV are turned on automatically,
the input of the Sound Bar is switched to
TV input, and sound is output from the
speakers of the Sound Bar.
Notes
• If the TV sound was output from the
speakers of the TV the previous time you
watched the TV, the Sound Bar does not
turn on and the sound and picture are
output from the TV even if device content
is played.
• Depending on the TV, the beginning part
of content being played may not play
correctly.
HDMI Standby Through
Power Saving Setting
HDMI Standby Through power saving
setting is a function that allows you to
enjoy the sound and picture of a
connected device without turning on
the Sound Bar.
Press and hold GAME for 5 seconds to
select the HDMI standby through
setting.
The HDMI standby through setting
changes cyclically as follows.
Auto  On  Off
Auto
Signals are output from the HDMI OUT (TV
eARC/ARC) jack of the Sound Bar when the
TV is turned on while the Sound Bar is not
turned on. The standby power consumption
of the Sound Bar can be reduced more than
when set to “On” by turning off the
connected TV.
The Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, HDMI, and
BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
On
Signals are always output from the HDMI
OUT (TV eARC/ARC) jack of the Sound Bar
when the Sound Bar is not turned on. If you
connect a TV other than those manufactured
by Sony, we recommend that you select this
setting.
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
Off
Signals are not output from the HDMI OUT (TV
eARC/ARC) jack of the Sound Bar when the
Sound Bar is not turned on. Turn on the Sound
Bar to enjoy on the TV content of a device
connected to the Sound Bar. The standby
power consumption of the Sound Bar can be
reduced more than when set to on.
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
Note
If the picture of a device connected to the
Sound Bar is not displayed on the TV, set
the HDMI standby through setting to on. If
you connect a TV other than those
manufactured by Sony, we recommend
you to select this setting.
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Using the “BRAVIA” Sync
Function
Saving Power
Consumption
In addition to the Control for HDMI
function, you can also use the “BRAVIA”
sync function such as the Sound mode/
Scene Select function.
To use the Sound Bar while saving
power consumption, change the
following settings.
Note
This function is proprietary function of
Sony. This function cannot operate with
products other than those manufactured
by Sony.
Sound mode/Scene Select
Function
The sound mode of the Sound Bar is
automatically switched according to the
setting of the TV’s Scene Select function
or sound mode. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
Set the sound mode to AUTO SOUND
(page 20).
Turn the Sound Bar Off by
Detecting the Using State
When you set the auto standby function
to on, the Sound Bar enters standby
mode automatically when you do not
operate the Sound Bar for about 20
minutes and the Sound Bar is not
receiving an input signal.
Press and hold INDICATORS for 5
seconds to set the function to on or
off.
Auto standby on
The HDMI and BLUETOOTH indicators flash.
Auto standby off
The Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X indicators flash.
Saving Power in Standby
Mode
To save power consumption during the
standby mode, check that you have
made the following settings:
– BLUETOOTH standby mode is set to off
(page 26). (The default setting is on.)
– Control for HDMI function is set to off
(page 27). (The default setting is on.)
– HDMI standby through setting is set to
off (page 28). (The default setting is
auto.)
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The Sound Bar turns off when the
TV is turned off.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the Sound Bar,
use this troubleshooting guide to help
remedy the problem before requesting
repairs. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Power
The Sound Bar does not power up.
 Check that the AC power cord (mains
lead) and AC adapter are connected
securely.
 Disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead) from the wall outlet (mains),
and then reconnect after several
minutes.
The Sound Bar is turned off
automatically.
 The auto standby function is working.
Set the auto standby function to off
(page 29).
The Sound Bar does not turn on
even when the TV is turned on.
 Set the Control for HDMI function to
on (page 27). The TV must support
the Control for HDMI function. For
details, refer to the operating
instructions of your TV.
 Check the speaker settings of the TV.
The Sound Bar power syncs with the
speaker settings of the TV. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
your TV.
 Depending on the TV, if the sound
was output from the speakers of the
TV the previous time, the Sound Bar
may not turn on by interlocking with
the TV power even when the TV is
turned on.
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 Check the setting of the Control for
HDMI function (page 27). When the
Control for HDMI function is set to on
and the input of the Sound Bar is the
TV or HDMI input, the Sound Bar turns
off automatically when you turn off
the TV.
The Sound Bar does not turn off
even when the TV is turned off.
 Check the setting of the Control for
HDMI function (page 27). To turn the
Sound Bar off automatically by
interlocking with the TV power, set
the Control for HDMI function to on
(page 27). This function works only if
the input of the Sound Bar is the TV or
HDMI input. The TV must support the
Control for HDMI function. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
your TV.
The Sound Bar cannot be turned off.
 The Sound Bar may be in demo
mode. To cancel demo mode, reset
the Sound Bar. Press and hold 
(power) and – (volume) on the Sound
Bar for more than 5 seconds
(page 35).
Picture
There is no picture or the picture is
not output correctly.
 Select the appropriate input
(page 19).
 When there is no picture while the TV
input is selected, select the TV
channel that you want using the TV
remote control.
 When there is no picture while the
HDMI input is selected, press the
playback button of the connected
device.
 Disconnect the HDMI cable, then
connect it again. Make sure that the
cable is firmly inserted.
 When there is no picture from the
connected device or the picture from
the connected device is not output
correctly, set the HDMI signal format
function to “Standard format”
(page 16).
 If no picture appears while
connecting the device with the HDMI
cable, make sure that the device is
connected to the HDMI IN jack and
the TV is connected to the HDMI OUT
(TV eARC/ARC) jack.
 The Sound Bar is connected to an
input device that is not HDCP (Highbandwidth Digital Content
Protection) compliant. In this case,
check the specifications of the
connected device.
3D content from the HDMI IN jack
does not appear on the TV screen.
 Depending on the TV or video device,
3D content may not appear. Check
the supported HDMI video format
(page 38).
4K video content from the HDMI IN
jack does not appear on the TV
screen.
 Depending on the TV or the video
device, 4K video content may not
appear. Check the video capability
and settings of your TV and video
device.
 The picture may not be displayed
properly if the HDMI signal format
setting is changed. In this case,
change the setting to “Standard
format” (page 16).
 Use a Premium High Speed HDMI
Cable with Ethernet that supports
18Gbps or High Speed HDMI Cable
with Ethernet (page 38).
 If the Sound Bar is connected to the
HDMI jack that is not compatible with
HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3, the HDMI
indicator on the Sound Bar flashes.
Connect to the HDMI jack compatible
with HDCP2.2 or HDCP2.3 of the 4K TV
or 4K device.
An image is not displayed on the
entire TV screen.
 The aspect ratio on the media is fixed.
Picture and sound of the device that
is connected to the Sound Bar are
not output from the TV when the
Sound Bar is not turned on.
 Set the HDMI standby through setting
to on (page 28).
 Turn on the Sound Bar, and then switch
the input for the device playing.
HDR contents cannot show as highdynamic range.
 Check the settings of the TV and
connected device. For details, refer to
the operating instructions of your TV
and the connected device.
 Some devices may convert HDR
contents to SDR if the bandwidth is
not enough. In that case, set the
HDMI signal format setting to
“Enhanced format” if the TV and the
connected device support a
bandwidth of up to 18Gbps (page 16).
When you select “Enhanced format,”
be sure to use a Premium High Speed
HDMI Cable with Ethernet that
supports 18Gbps (page 38).
Sound
The Sound Bar cannot connect to a
TV with the BLUETOOTH function.
 When you connect the Sound Bar and
TV with the HDMI cable (supplied),
the BLUETOOTH connection is
canceled. Disconnect the HDMI cable,
then perform the connecting
operation from the start (page 12).
No TV sound is output from the
Sound Bar.
 Check the type and connection of the
HDMI cable or optical digital cable
that is connected to the Sound Bar
and the TV (refer to the supplied
Startup Guide).
 Disconnect the cables that are
connected between the TV and the
Sound Bar, then connect them firmly
again. Disconnect the AC power cords
(mains leads) of the TV and the Sound
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Bar from the AC outlets (mains), then
connect them again.
When the Sound Bar and TV are
connected with the HDMI cable only,
check the following.
– The HDMI jack of the connected TV
is labeled with “eARC” or “ARC.”
– The Control for HDMI function of the
TV is set to on.
– The eARC or ARC function of the TV
is enabled.
– The eARC function of the Sound Bar
is enabled (page 27).
– On the Sound Bar, the Control for
HDMI function is set to on (page 27).
If your TV is not compatible with
eARC, set the eARC function to off
(page 27).
If your TV is not compatible with eARC
or ARC, connect an optical digital
cable (not supplied) (refer to the
supplied Startup Guide). If the TV is
not compatible with eARC or ARC, TV
sound will not be output from the
Sound Bar even if the Sound Bar is
connected to the TV’s HDMI IN jack.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the
TV input (page 19).
Increase the volume on the Sound Bar
or cancel muting.
If sound of a cable box/satellite box
connected to the TV is not output,
connect the device to a HDMI IN jack
of the Sound Bar and switch input of
the Sound Bar to HDMI (refer to the
supplied Startup Guide).
Depending on the order in which you
turn on the TV and Sound Bar, the
Sound Bar may be muted and the
Dolby ATMOS and BLUETOOTH
indicators flash slowly. If this
happens, turn on the TV first, then the
Sound Bar.
Set the speakers setting of the TV
(BRAVIA) to Audio System. Refer to
the operating instructions of your TV
regarding how to set the TV.
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Picture and sound of the device that
is connected to the Sound Bar are
not output from the TV when the
Sound Bar is not turned on.
 Set the HDMI standby through setting
to on (page 28).
 Turn on the Sound Bar, and then
switch the input for the device
playing.
The sound is output from both the
Sound Bar and TV.
 Mute the sound of the Sound Bar or
TV.
The output sound of the Sound Bar
is not the same level as that of the
TV even though the values of the
volume level on the Sound Bar and
TV are set to the same value.
 If the Control for HDMI function is set
to on, the value of the volume level
on the Sound Bar may appear on your
TV as the TV volume. The output
sound levels of the Sound Bar and TV
differ even though the values of the
volume level on the Sound Bar and TV
are set to the same value. The output
sound levels of the Sound Bar and TV
differ depending on the sound
processing characteristics of each,
and it is not a malfunction.
The sound is interrupted while
watching a TV program or content
on a Blu-ray Disc, etc.
 Check the sound mode setting
(page 20). If the sound mode is set to
AUTO SOUND, the sound may be
interrupted when the sound mode is
changed automatically according to
the information of the program that is
being played. If you do not want to
change the sound mode
automatically, set the sound mode to
a setting other than AUTO SOUND.
The TV sound from the Sound Bar
lags behind the image.
 Set the adjustment value of the delay
between the picture and sound to 0
msec if it is set to the range between
40 msec and 120 msec (page 23).
 A time gap between the sound and
picture may occur depending on the
sound source. If your TV has a
function that delays the image, use it
for adjustment.
No sound or only a very low-level
sound of the device connected to
the Sound Bar is heard.
 Press  + on the remote control and
check the volume level (page 10).
 Press  or  + on the remote control
to cancel the muting function
(page 10).
 Make sure the input source is
selected correctly. You should try
other input sources by pressing
INPUT repeatedly (page 19).
 Check that all the cables and cords of
the Sound Bar and connected device
are firmly inserted.
 When you play content compatible
with copyright protection technology
(HDCP), it may not be output from the
Sound Bar.
 Set the HDMI signal format function
to “Standard format” (page 16).
The surround effect cannot be
obtained.
 Depending on the input signal and
the sound mode setting, surround
sound processing may not work
effectively. The surround effect may
be subtle, depending on the program
or disc.
 To play multi-channel audio, check
the digital audio output setting on
the device connected to the Sound
Bar. For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
connected device.
Subwoofer
No sound or only a very low-level
sound is heard from the subwoofer.
 Press BASS repeatedly to adjust the
level of the bass tone (page 22).
 The subwoofer is designed for
playback of bass or low frequency
sound. If the input sources contain
very little bass sound components
(i.e., a TV broadcast), the sound from
the subwoofer may be difficult to
hear. Play the built-in demonstration
music by following the steps below
and check that the sound is output
from the subwoofer.
 Press and hold
on the Sound
Bar for 3 seconds.
The built-in demonstration music
is played.
 Press
again.
The built-in demonstration music
is canceled and the Sound Bar
returns to the previous status.
 Set the night mode to off. For details,
see “Night mode” (page 22).
Mobile Device Connection
Pairing cannot be achieved.
 Bring the Sound Bar and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 Make sure the Sound Bar is not
receiving interference from a wireless
LAN device, other 2.4 GHz wireless
devices, or a microwave oven. If a
device that generates
electromagnetic radiation is nearby,
move the device away from the
Sound Bar.
BLUETOOTH connection cannot be
completed.
 Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator on the Sound Bar is lit
(page 25).
 Make sure the BLUETOOTH device to
be connected with is turned on and
the BLUETOOTH function is enabled.
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 Bring the Sound Bar and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 Pair the Sound Bar and BLUETOOTH
device again. You may need to cancel
the pairing with the Sound Bar using
your BLUETOOTH device first.
 Pairing information may be deleted.
Perform pairing operation again
(page 24).
Sound of the connected
BLUETOOTH mobile device is not
output from the Sound Bar.
 Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator on the Sound Bar is lit
(page 25).
 Bring the Sound Bar and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 If a device that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN device, other
BLUETOOTH devices, or a microwave
oven is nearby, move the device away
from the Sound Bar.
 Remove any obstacle between the
Sound Bar and the BLUETOOTH
device or move the Sound Bar away
from the obstacle.
 Reposition the connected
BLUETOOTH device.
 Switch the wireless LAN frequency of
any nearby wireless LAN router or PC
to 5 GHz range.
 Increase the volume on the
connected BLUETOOTH device.
Remote Control
The remote control of the Sound Bar
does not function.
 Point the remote control at the
remote control sensor on the Sound
Bar (page 6).
 Remove any obstacles in the path
between the remote control and the
Sound Bar.
 Replace both batteries in the remote
control with new ones, if they are
weak.
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 Make sure you are pressing the
correct button on the remote control.
TV remote control does not work.
 This problem might be solved by
enabling the IR repeater function
(page 18).
Others
The Control for HDMI function does
not work properly.
 Check the connection with the Sound
Bar (refer to the supplied Startup
Guide).
 Enable the Control for HDMI function
on the TV. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
 Wait a while, and then try again. If
you unplug the Sound Bar, it will take
a while before operations can be
made. Wait for 15 seconds or longer,
and then try again.
 Make sure the devices connected to
the Sound Bar support the Control for
HDMI function.
 Enable the Control for HDMI function
on the devices connected to the
Sound Bar. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your device.
 The type and number of devices that
can be controlled by the Control for
HDMI function is restricted by the
HDMI CEC standard as follows:
– Recording devices (Blu-ray Disc
recorder, DVD recorder, etc.): up to
3 devices
– Playback devices (Blu-ray Disc
player, DVD player, etc.): up to 3
devices
– Tuner-related devices: up to 4
devices
– Audio system (receiver/
headphones): up to 1 device (used
by the Sound Bar)
All the indicators flash quickly and
the Sound Bar is turned off.
 Disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead) and make sure nothing is
obstructing the ventilation holes of
the Sound Bar.
Sensors of the TV do not work
properly.
 The Sound Bar may block some
sensors (such as the brightness
sensor), the remote control receiver
of your TV or the emitter for 3D
glasses (infrared transmission) of a 3D
TV that supports the infrared 3D glass
system, or wireless communication.
Move the Sound Bar away from the
TV within a range that allow those
parts to operate properly. For the
locations of the sensors and remote
control receiver, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with
the TV.
Resetting the Sound Bar
If the Sound Bar still does not operate
properly, reset the Sound Bar as
follows.
1
2
3
Wireless function (the BLUETOOTH
function) is unstable.
 Do not place metal objects other than
a TV around the Sound Bar.
Music that you are not familiar with
suddenly plays.
Press and hold – (volume) and 
(power) on the Sound Bar for
more than 5 seconds.
All the indicators on the Sound Bar
flash 4 times and the settings return
to their initial status.
Disconnect the AC power cord
(mains lead).
Connect the AC power cord (mains
lead), then press  to turn on the
Sound Bar.
Tip
The default settings are underlined on
each feature description.
 The pre-installed sample music may
have been played. Press
on the
Sound Bar to stop playback.
The Sound Bar does not work
properly.
 The Sound Bar may be in demo
mode. To cancel demo mode, reset
the Sound Bar. Press and hold –
(volume) and  (power) on the Sound
Bar for more than 5 seconds
(page 35).
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Additional Information
2)
Specifications
3)
Amplifier section
POWER OUTPUT (rated)
Front L + Front R: 32 W + 32 W (at
6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
Subwoofer: 64 W (at 3 ohms, 100 Hz,
1% THD)
POWER OUTPUT (reference)
Front L/Front R speaker: 50 W (per
channel at 6 ohms, 1 kHz)
Subwoofer: 100 W (at 3 ohms, 100 Hz)
Inputs
TV IN (OPT)
HDMI IN
Output
HDMI OUT (TV eARC/ARC)
BLUETOOTH section
Communication system
BLUETOOTH Specification version 5.0
Output
BLUETOOTH Specification Power
Class 1
Maximum communication range
Line of sight approx. 25 m1)
Frequency band
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method
FHSS (Freq Hopping Spread Spectrum)
Compatible BLUETOOTH profiles2)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control
Profile)
Supported Codecs3)
SBC4), AAC5)
Transmission range (A2DP)
20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz)
1) The actual range will vary depending on
factors such as obstacles between
devices, magnetic fields around a
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4)
5)
microwave oven, static electricity,
cordless phone use, reception
sensitivity, the operating system,
software applications, etc.
BLUETOOTH standard profiles indicate
the purpose of BLUETOOTH
communication between devices.
Codec: Audio signal compression and
conversion format
Abbreviation for Subband Codec
Abbreviation for Advanced Audio
Coding
Speaker section
Speaker system
2-Way 4 Speaker System, Bass reflex
Speaker
Front L/Front R speaker: 52 mm ×
90 mm cone type
Subwoofer: 52 mm × 90 mm cone type
General
Power requirements
DC 24 V (using the supplied AC adapter
connected to AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/
60Hz power supply)
Power consumption
On: 32 W
Standby mode: 0.5 W or less (Power
Saving mode)
(When Control for HDMI function and
BLUETOOTH Standby mode are set to
off)
Standby mode: 2 W or less*
(When Control for HDMI function and
BLUETOOTH Standby mode are set to
on)
* The Sound Bar will automatically
enter Power saving mode when
there is no HDMI connection and no
BLUETOOTH pairing history.
Dimensions* (approx.) (w/h/d)
890 mm × 64 mm × 96 mm
* Not including projection portion
Mass (approx.)
3.1 kg
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Supported Input Audio Formats
Audio formats supported by the Sound Bar are as follows.
Format
Function
“HDMI”
“TV”
(eARC)
“TV”
(ARC)
“TV”
(OPT)
LPCM 2ch




LPCM 5.1ch


–
–
LPCM 7.1ch


–
–
Dolby Digital




Dolby TrueHD


–
–
Dolby Digital Plus



–
Dolby Atmos - Dolby TrueHD


–
–
Dolby Atmos - Dolby Digital Plus



–
DTS




DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1




DTS 96/24




DTS-HD High Resolution Audio


–
–
DTS-HD Master Audio


–
–
DTS-HD LBR


–
–
DTS:X


–
–
: Supported format.
–: Unsupported format.
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Supported HDMI Video Formats
Video formats supported by the Sound Bar are as follows.
Resolution
Frame Rate
4K
4096 × 2160p
3840 × 2160p
50/59.94/60 Hz
23.98/24/25/29.97/30 Hz
50/59.94/60 Hz
4K
4096 × 2160p
3840 × 2160p
23.98/24/25/29.97/30 Hz
1920 × 1080p
25/29.97/30/50/
59.94/60 Hz
1920 × 1080i
50/59.94/60 Hz
3D
Color Space
Color Depth
–
RGB 4:4:4
YCbCr 4:4:4
8 bit
–
YCbCr 4:2:2
8/10/12 bit
–
YCbCr 4:2:0
10/12 bit
–
RGB 4:4:4
YCbCr 4:4:4
10/12 bit
–
YCbCr 4:2:0
8 bit
–
RGB 4:4:4
YCbCr 4:4:4
8 bit
–
YCbCr 4:2:2
8/10/12 bit
Enhanced format1)
–
23.98/24 Hz
1280 × 720p
HDMI signal format
setting
Standard format2)
RGB 4:4:4
YCbCr 4:4:4
YCbCr 4:2:2
50/59.94/60 Hz
23.98/24/29.97/30 Hz
–
720 × 480p
59.94/60 Hz
–
720 × 576p
50 Hz
–
640 × 480p
59.94/60 Hz
–
8/10/12 bit
RGB 4:4:4
: Compatible with 3D signal in Side-by-Side (Half) format
: Compatible with 3D signal in Frame packing and Over-Under (Top-and-Bottom) format
1)
2)
Use a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet that supports 18Gbps.
Use a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet or Sony High Speed HDMI Cable
with Ethernet with the Cable Type Logo.
Notes on HDMI Jack and HDMI Connections
• Use an HDMI-authorized cable.
• We do not recommend using an HDMI-DVI conversion cable.
• Audio signals (sampling frequency, bit length, etc.) transmitted from an HDMI jack
may be suppressed by the connected device.
• Sound may be interrupted when the sampling frequency or the number of channels
of audio output signals from the playback device is switched.
• When the TV input is selected, video signals via the HDMI IN jack selected last time
are output from the HDMI OUT (TV eARC/ARC) jack.
• The Sound Bar supports “TRILUMINOS.”
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• All HDMI IN and HDMI OUT (TV eARC/ARC) jacks support bandwidth up to 18Gbps,
HDCP2.2 and HDCP2.31), BT.2020 wide color spaces2), and HDR (High Dynamic
Range)3) contents pass-through.
1)
2)
3)
HDCP2.2 and HDCP2.3 are newly enhanced copyright protection technology that is
used to protect content such as 4K movies.
BT.2020 color space is new wider color standard that is defined for ultra-high definition
television systems.
HDR is an emerging video format that can display a wider range of brightness levels.
The Sound Bar is compatible with HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision.
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On BLUETOOTH
Communication
• BLUETOOTH devices should be used
within approximately 10 meters
(33 feet) (unobstructed distance) of
each other. The effective
communication range may become
shorter under the following
conditions.
– When a person, metal object, wall or
other obstruction is between the
devices with a BLUETOOTH
connection
– Locations where a wireless LAN is
installed
– Around microwave ovens that are in
use
– Locations where other
electromagnetic waves occur
• BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE 802.11b/g/n) use the same
frequency band (2.4 GHz). When using
your BLUETOOTH device near a device
with wireless LAN capability,
electromagnetic interference may
occur. This could result in lower data
transfer rates, noise, or inability to
connect. If this happens, try the
following remedies:
– Use this Sound Bar at least 10 meters
(33 feet) away from the wireless LAN
device.
– Turn off the power to the wireless
LAN device when using your
BLUETOOTH device within 10 meters
(33 feet).
– Install this Sound Bar and
BLUETOOTH device as closer to each
other as possible.
• The radio waves broadcast by this
Sound Bar may interfere with the
operation of some medical devices.
Since this interference may result in
malfunction, always turn off the power
on this Sound Bar and BLUETOOTH
device in the following locations:
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– In hospitals, on trains, in airplanes, at
gas stations, and any place where
flammable gasses may be present
– Near automatic doors or fire alarms
• This Sound Bar supports security
functions that comply with the
BLUETOOTH specification to ensure
secure connection during
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology. However, this security
may be insufficient depending on the
setting contents and other factors, so
always be careful when performing
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology.
• Sony cannot be held liable in any way
for damages or other loss resulting
from information leaks during
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology.
• BLUETOOTH communication is not
necessarily guaranteed with all
BLUETOOTH devices that have the
same profile as this Sound Bar.
• BLUETOOTH devices connected with
this Sound Bar must comply with the
BLUETOOTH specification prescribed
by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and must be
certified to comply. However, even
when a device complies with the
BLUETOOTH specification, there may
be cases where the characteristics or
specifications of the BLUETOOTH
device make it impossible to connect,
or may result in different control
methods, display or operation.
• Noise may occur or the audio may cut
off depending on the BLUETOOTH
device connected with this Sound Bar,
the communications environment, or
surrounding conditions.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your Sound Bar, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Precautions
On safety
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the Sound Bar, unplug the Sound Bar and
have it checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
• Do not climb on the Sound Bar, as you
may fall down and injure yourself, or
Sound Bar damage may result.
On power sources
• Before operating the Sound Bar, check
that the operating voltage is identical to
your local power supply. The operating
voltage is indicated on the nameplate on
the bottom of the Sound Bar.
• If you are not going to use the Sound Bar
for a long time, be sure to disconnect the
Sound Bar from the wall outlet (mains). To
disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead), grasp the plug itself; never pull the
cord.
• One blade of the plug is wider than the
other for the purpose of safety and will fit
into the wall outlet (mains) only one way.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, contact your dealer.
• AC power cord (mains lead) must be
changed only at a qualified service shop.
On heat buildup
Although the Sound Bar heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction.
If you continuously use this Sound Bar at
high volume, the Sound Bar temperature at
the rear and bottom rises considerably. To
avoid burning yourself, do not touch the
Sound Bar.
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical
shock.
• Do not place anything on the top of the
Sound Bar.
• If the Sound Bar is being used in
combination with a TV, VCR, or tape deck,
noise may result and picture quality may
suffer. In such a case, place the Sound Bar
away from the TV, VCR, or tape deck.
• Use caution when placing the Sound Bar
on a surface that has been specially
treated (with wax, oil, polish, etc.), as
staining or discoloration of the surface
may result.
• Take care to avoid any possible injury
from the corners of the Sound Bar.
On operation
Before connecting other equipment, be
sure to turn off and unplug the Sound Bar.
If you encounter color irregularity
on a nearby TV screen
Color irregularities may be observed on
certain types of TV.
• If color irregularity is observed...
Turn off the TV, then turn it on again after
15 to 30 minutes.
• If color irregularity is observed again...
Place the Sound Bar further away from
the TV.
On cleaning
Clean the Sound Bar with a soft, dry cloth.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad,
scouring powder, or solvent such as
alcohol or benzine.
If you have any question or problem
concerning your Sound Bar, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
On placement
• Place the Sound Bar in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
buildup and prolong the life of the Sound
Bar.
• Do not place the Sound Bar near heat
sources or in a place subject to direct
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Copyrights and Trademarks
This Sound Bar incorporates Dolby* Digital
and the DTS** Digital Surround System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby Audio, Dolby
Atmos, Dolby Vision, and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
**For DTS patents, see https://
patents.dts.com. Manufactured under
license from DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol,
DTS and the Symbol together, DTS:X,
Virtual:X, the DTS:X logo, and the DTS
Virtual:X logo are registered trademarks
or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries. © DTS, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are
registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners.
The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition
Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo
are trademarks or registered trademarks of
HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.
“BRAVIA” logo is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark or
trademark of Sony Interactive
Entertainment Inc.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology
and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS
and Thomson.
Windows Media is either a registered
trademark or trademark of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
This product is protected by certain
intellectual property rights of Microsoft
Corporation. Use or distribution of such
technology outside of this product is
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prohibited without a license from Microsoft
or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
“TRILUMINOS” and “TRILUMINOS” logo are
a registered trademark of Sony
Corporation.
All other trademarks are trademarks of
their respective owners.
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