Sony MHC-V77W Owner's manual

Sony MHC-V77W Owner's manual
Help Guide
Home Audio System
MHC-V77W
The following explains how to use this home audio system.
Listening to music from an Internet streaming service (music service)
Listening to music from an Internet streaming service (Chromecast built-in)
Listening to an Internet music service (Spotify)
Listening to music with multiple home audio systems
Setting your PC for operating from a smartphone, iPhone, etc. as a controller (Windows 8.1)
Listening with multiple home audio systems
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 8.1) (Windows Media Player)
Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 8.1)
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 8.1) (Windows Media Player)
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 7) (Windows Media Player)
Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 7)
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 7) (Windows Media Player)
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go)
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go)
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go with SongPal operation)
Listening to music on an Xperia by operating the Music application
Listening to music with the Music application (Xperia)
About home network (DLNA)
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
Connecting methods other than the descriptions in the Operating Instructions/Wi-Fi Startup Guide
Connecting to a wired network
Connecting the home audio system to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected wirelessly (Modern UI)
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected wirelessly (Windows 7/Windows 8.1)
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected wirelessly (Mac)
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using an iPhone/iPod touch
Connecting two home audio systems (Wireless Stereo)
Software update
Updating the pre-installed software
Update method 1: Automatic update via the Internet
Update method 2: Manual update via the Internet
Update method 3: Manual update via a USB flash drive
Searching for the latest software via a network connection
Manual update via a USB flash drive (when the update via a network has failed)
Software information
Important information on software
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Table Of Contents
MHC-V77W Help Guide Home Audio System.................................................................................i
Listening to music from an Internet streaming service (music service)...........................................i
Listening to music from an Internet streaming service (Chromecast built-in).................................1
Listening to an Internet music service (Spotify)..............................................................................4
Listening to music with multiple home audio systems.....................................................................i
Setting your PC for operating from a smartphone, iPhone, etc. as a controller (
Windows 8.1)..................................................................................................................................6
Listening with multiple home audio systems..................................................................................8
Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 8.1)................................................10
Listening with multiple home audio systems..................................................................................8
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 8.1) (Windows Media Player).....................13
Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 8.1)................................................10
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 8.1) (Windows Media Player).....................13
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 7) (Windows Media Player)..........................ii
Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 7)...................................................16
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 7) (Windows Media Player)........................19
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go)..................................................................22
Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go with SongPal operation)............................24
Listening to music with the Music application (Xperia).................................................................28
About home network (DLNA)..........................................................................................................ii
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)........................................................................................30
Connecting methods other than the descriptions in the Operating Instructions/WiFi Startup Guide..............................................................................................................................ii
Connecting to a wired network.....................................................................................................31
Connecting the home audio system to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected
wirelessly (Modern UI)..................................................................................................................33
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected wirelessly (Windows 7/
Windows 8.1)................................................................................................................................37
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected wirelessly (Mac)......................................40
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using an iPhone/iPod touch.........................................................43
Connecting two home audio systems (Wireless Stereo)..............................................................46
Software update..............................................................................................................................ii
Updating the pre-installed software..............................................................................................49
Update method 1: Automatic update via the Internet...................................................................50
Update method 2: Manual update via the Internet.......................................................................51
Update method 3: Manual update via a USB flash drive..............................................................53
Searching for the latest software via a network connection.........................................................55
Manual update via a USB flash drive (when the update via a network has failed).......................57
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Software information.......................................................................................................................ii
Important information on software..................................................................................................2
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Home Audio System
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Listening to music from an Internet streaming service (Chromecast built-in)
You can enjoy music from various streaming services offered on the Internet via your smartphone, iPhone, etc. with SongPal
installed.
You need to download a Chromecast-enabled music service application.
. If you have not yet set up Chromecast built-in,
If you have already installed a Chromecast-enabled application, go to step
follow the steps below.
For details about Chromecast built-in, refer to the following URL:
http://www.google.com/cast/audio/learn/
The specification and design of the application may change without notice.
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Tap [SongPal] on your smartphone, iPhone, etc. to start up the application.
SongPal
2
Tap [MHC-V77W].
3
Tap [Settings].
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4
Tap [Chromecast built-in].
5
Tap [Learn how to Cast].
6
See the instructions, then find and install a Chromecast-enabled application on your
smartphone/iPhone.
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Launch the Chromecast-enabled application.
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Tap the Cast button, and then tap [MHC-V77W].
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Select and start playing a track on the Chromecast-enabled application, and adjust the volume.
Music will be heard from the home audio system.
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Note
Depending on the country or region, music services and their period of availability may differ. Separate registration is required for certain services.
An update of the device may be required.
In some cases, the home audio system may need to be activated by a music service. If you activate the home audio system, you can use music
services. Follow the instructions on the music service’s application or SongPal.
Services offered by third parties may be changed, suspended, or terminated without prior notice. Sony bears no responsibility for this.
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Listening to an Internet music service (Spotify)
“Spotify” gives you instant access to millions of songs.
The “Spotify Connect” feature lets you select music on the Spotify application and stream it on the home audio system. To use
“Spotify Connect” feature, you need a Premium account.
For details about Spotify, refer to the following URL:
www.spotify.com/connect
Note
Depending on the country or region, the Spotify service availability may differ.
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Connect the home audio system and a smartphone, iPhone, etc. to the same network.
Connect the home audio system and the smartphone, iPhone, etc. to the same SSID of the wireless router.
The NETWORK indicator lights up in white when the home audio system is connected to your network.
2
Touch the NETWORK/
WPS key on the home audio system.
The home audio system enters the NETWORK function.
3
Download the Spotify application to your smartphone, iPhone, etc. from Google Play or the App Store.
4
Launch the Spotify application and log in to a Spotify Premium account.
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5
Select and start playing the music.
6
Tap the Connect icon (
) and select the home audio system as the audio output device.
Select the home audio system
Hint
When “Spotify Connect” is activated, the Connect icon (
) lights up.
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Setting your PC for operating from a smartphone, iPhone, etc. as a controller
(Windows 8.1)
By operating from a controller such as smartphone, iPhone, etc. on your home network, you can enjoy music stored in a Windows
8.1 PC on your home network with the home audio system.
To operate the Windows 8.1 PC after downloading SongPal on the smartphone, iPhone, etc., follow the steps below.
1
Click or tap
at the bottom-left of the Start screen.
2
Select [Windows Media Player].
3
Click or tap [Stream], then select [More streaming options].
If [More streaming options] does not appear, select [Turn on media streaming...]. Then select [Turn on media streaming] on
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the [Media streaming options] screen.
4
If all devices are allowed, select [Next].
If not all devices are allowed, select [Allow All], then the [Allow All Media Devices] screen appears.
Select [Allow all PCs and Media Devices].
5
Check that [Music] is set to [Shared], then select [Next].
6
Select [Finish] to close the screen.
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Select [Stream], then check that [Automatically allow devices to play my media...] has been checked.
The setting is now complete. You can listen to music stored in your PC, using your smartphone, iPhone, etc.
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Listening with multiple home audio systems
You can enjoy listening to your favorite music in various styles by wireless home audio system combinations.
Compatible models
For more details about compatible models for Wireless Stereo function, refer to the following URL:
http://sony.net/nasite/
Features
The Wireless Multi-room function and Wireless Stereo function are available. To switch between functions, cancel the function you
are using, and then operate the other function. To cancel a function, operate SongPal.
For the Wireless Stereo function, you can also cancel the function by touching and holding the STEREO PAIR/ SET UP key on
the home audio system until a beep and voice guidance are heard. The function is canceled. The grouping is also canceled.
Note
To play back music stored on a PC, the server (DMS) function is required on the PC. For more information, refer to the operating instructions for
the PC.
Only music files on the server device of the home network can be played back.
Playing music in more than one room at the same time (Wireless Multi-room)
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By grouping home audio systems, you can fill your rooms with same music simultaneously.
For music stored on a PC or NAS, you can also listen to different songs from each home audio system.*
You can save the settings of your favorite home audio system group.
For more details on the Wireless Multi-room function (such as grouping and group playback), refer to the following URL:
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
*
Different songs stored on a smartphone or tablet cannot be output from each home audio system.
Using two home audio systems (Wireless Stereo)
Pair two home audio systems together to create wider, stereo sound.
For more details, see “Connecting two home audio systems (Wireless Stereo)”
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Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 8.1)
Windows 8.1 supports DLNA1.5. A Windows 8.1 PC can be used as both a DLNA server and controller.
By operating from a Windows 8.1 PC, you can enjoy music stored in a DLNA server (including a Windows 8.1 PC) on your home
network with the home audio system if you set the following.
If you download SongPal to your smartphone, iPhone, etc. and operate a Windows 8.1 PC, perform “Setting your PC for operating
from a smartphone, iPhone, etc. as a controller (Windows 8.1).”
1
Move the mouse pointer to the top-right (or bottom-right) corner of the screen to display the charms,
then select [Settings].
In the case of a touch panel, display the charms by swiping from the right side of the screen to the center, then select
[Settings].
2
Select [Change PC settings].
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3
Select [Network].
4
Select [Connections], and then select the icon with [Connected] using
or
.
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5
Turn on [Find devices and content].
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Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 8.1) (Windows Media Player)
You can use a PC as a controller (operating device).
Music can be played back by using the “Play To” function, after starting Windows Media Player. Follow the instructions on the PC
screen to operate.
1
Connect the home audio system and the PC to the same network.
Connect the home audio system and the PC to the same SSID of the wireless router.
The NETWORK indicator lights up in white when the home audio system is connected to your network.
2
Touch the NETWORK/
WPS key on the home audio system.
The home audio system enters the NETWORK function.
The home audio system can also be switched to the NETWORK function automatically instead of touching the NETWORK/
WPS key, by starting Windows Media Player then playing back music using the “Play To” function.
at the bottom-left of the Start screen.
3
Click or tap
4
Select [Windows Media Player].
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5
Right-click or tap and hold a song to be played.
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Select [Play To] from the menu.
The device list appears.
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Tap [MHC-V77W].
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8
Select a song to play and adjust the volume.
The selected song will be heard from the home audio system.
Hint
After SongPal is downloaded and installed to your smartphone/iPhone, you can use your smartphone/iPhone as a remote control to operate
devices connected to the home audio system.
Note
The procedure explained above is for guidance only. Normally, the volume levels on a PC and the home audio system do not synchronize.
However, depending on the version of Windows Media Player installed on a PC or the PC's condition, the volume levels may synchronize.
The home audio system can play MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV format files (only AAC files with the extension “.m4a,” “.mp4,” or “.3gp” can be
played). Even if the bit rate and file format are supported, the playback of all files is not guaranteed. There may be a specification change.
Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection cannot be played on the home audio system. To check if a WMA file is protected
by DRM, right-click the file on the PC. If there is a [License] tab, the file is DRM-copyrighted.
When you listen to music via a home network, it may take some time to start, since each DLNA-compatible device has to recognize the component
currently used.
Some content may not be playable with DLNA certified products.
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Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 7)
A Windows 7 PC can be used as both a DLNA server and controller.
By operating from a Windows 7 PC and DLNA controller on your home network, you can enjoy music stored in a DLNA server
(including a Windows 7 PC) on your home network with the home audio system if you set the following.
1
Go to [Start]-[Control Panel], then select [Network and Sharing Center].
The [Network and Sharing Center] screen appears.
If the desired item does not appear in the display, try changing the Control Panel display type.
2
Select [Public network] under [View your active networks].
If the display shows other than [Public network], go to step
.
The [Set Network Location] screen appears.
3
Select [Home network] or [Work network] according to the environment in which the home audio
system is used.
4
Follow the instructions that appear on the display according to the environment in which the home
audio system is used.
When the setting is completed, in the [Network and Sharing Center] screen, confirm that the item under [View your active
networks] has changed to [Home network] or [Work network].
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5
Select [Change advanced sharing settings].
6
Select [Choose media streaming options…] from [Media streaming].
7
If [Media streaming is not turned on] appears in the [Media streaming options] screen, select [Turn on
media streaming].
8
Select [Allow All].
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The [Allow All Media Devices] screen appears. If all the devices in the local network are allowed ([Allow]) to access your
network, select [OK] and close the screen.
9
Select [Allow all computers and media devices].
10 Select [OK] to close the screen.
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Listening to music on a PC via a network (Windows 7) (Windows Media Player)
You can use a PC as a controller (operating device).
Music stored in the PC can be played back by simple operations with the “Play To” function of Windows 7, after starting Windows
Media Player. Follow the instructions on the PC screen to operate.
1
Connect the home audio system and the PC to the same network.
Connect the home audio system and the PC to the same SSID of the wireless router.
The NETWORK indicator lights up in white when the home audio system is connected to your network.
2
Touch the NETWORK/
WPS key on the home audio system.
The home audio system enters the NETWORK function.
The home audio system can also be switched to the NETWORK function automatically instead of touching the NETWORK/
WPS key, by starting Windows Media Player then playing back music using the “Play To” function.
3
Start [Windows Media Player] in the PC.
4
Right-click the song to be played.
5
Select [Play To] from the menu.
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The device list appears.
6
Tap [MHC-V77W].
7
Select a song to play and adjust the volume.
The selected song will be heard from the home audio system.
Hint
After SongPal is downloaded and installed to your smartphone, iPhone, etc., you can use your smartphone, iPhone, etc. as a remote control to
operate devices connected to the home audio system.
Note
The home audio system can play MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV format files (only AAC files with the extension “.m4a,” “.mp4,” or “.3gp” can be
played). Even if the bit rate and file format are supported, the playback of all files is not guaranteed. There may be a specification change.
Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection cannot be played on the home audio system. To check if a WMA file is protected
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by DRM, right-click the file on the PC. If there is a [License] tab, the file is DRM-copyrighted.
When you listen to music via a home network, it may take some time to start, since each DLNA-compatible device has to recognize the component
currently used.
Some content may not be playable with DLNA certified products.
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Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go)
You can share music on your PC (server function) with the free application Media Go installed on your PC. You can listen to
music on your PC from the home audio system via a Wi-Fi network.
Install or update the latest version of Media Go on your PC beforehand.
Access the following website to download the application. You may have to pay a communication fee, depending on your Internet
contract.
For customers in the USA:
http://www.esupport.sony.com/
For customers in Canada:
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/
For details how to install the application, follow the instructions on the website.
The specification and design of the application may change without notice.
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Connect the home audio system and a PC to the same network.
Connect the home audio system and the PC to the same SSID of your wireless router.
The NETWORK indicator lights up in white when the home audio system is connected to your network.
2
Touch the NETWORK/
WPS key on the home audio system.
The home audio system enters the NETWORK function.
3
Start [Media Go] installed on the PC.
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4
Select an audio file from [Library] on the screen, and then select
Media Go window.
5
Select [MHC-V77W] on the Throw menu of Media Go.
6
Select a song to play and adjust the volume.
(Throw) from the bottom of the
The selected song will be heard from the home audio system.
Note
To listen to music on x-app, register the x-app music in the library of Media Go then play back via Media Go. For details, refer to the help guide of
Media Go.
Before listening to music, connect your smartphone/iPhone installed with SongPal to the same network as used by the home audio system and
PC.
The home audio system can play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and DSD format files (only AAC files with the extension “.m4a,”
“.mp4,” or “.3gp” are playable). Even if the bit rate and file format are supported, the playback of all files is not guaranteed. There may be a
specification change.
Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection cannot be played on the home audio system. To check if a WMA file is protected
by DRM, right-click the file on the PC. If there is a [License] tab, the file is DRM-copyrighted.
When you listen to music via a home network, it may take some time to start, since each DLNA-compatible device has to recognize the component
currently used.
Some content may not be playable with DLNA certified products.
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Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go with SongPal operation)
You can share music on your PC (server function) with the free application Media Go installed on your PC.
You can listen to music on your PC from the home audio system via a Wi-Fi network by using the SongPal installed on your
smartphone, iPhone, etc. as a DLNA controller.
Install or update the latest version of Media Go on your PC beforehand.
Access the following website to download the application. You may have to pay a communication fee, depending on your Internet
contract.
For customers in the USA:
http://www.esupport.sony.com/
For customers in Canada:
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/
For details how to install the application, follow the instructions on the website.
The specification and design of the application may change without notice.
1
Connect the home audio system, a PC and a smartphone, iPhone, etc. with SongPal installed to the
same network.
Connect the home audio system, the PC and the smartphone, iPhone, etc. to the same SSID of the wireless router.
The NETWORK indicator lights up in white when the home audio system is connected to your network.
2
Touch the NETWORK/
WPS key on the home audio system.
The home audio system enters the NETWORK function.
3
Start [Media Go] installed on the PC.
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4
Select [Preferences...] from the [Tools] menu.
5
Select [Media Sharing] on the [Preferences...] screen.
6
Check [Library name] of [Media Sharing].
You can change [Library name] to any name.
Make sure that a check mark is in all three items of [Media Sharing].
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7
Start up SongPal to select music on the PC.
Tap [SongPal] on your smartphone, iPhone, etc.
8
Tap [MHC-V77W].
9
Tap [Home Network].
10 Tap the library name checked in step
from the server list that appeared on the screen.
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11 Tap [Music], then select a song from the list, and start playback.
The playback of the videos and photos are not supported.
The selected song will be heard from the home audio system.
12 Adjust the volume using SongPal.
Note
To listen to music on x-app, register the x-app music in the library of Media Go then play back via Media Go. For details, refer to the help guide of
Media Go.
The home audio system can play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and DSD format files (only AAC files with the extension “.m4a,”
“.mp4,” or “.3gp” are playable). Even if the bit rate and file format are supported, the playback of all files is not guaranteed. There may be a
specification change.
Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection cannot be played on the home audio system. To check if a WMA file is protected
by DRM, right-click the file on the PC. If there is a [License] tab, the file is DRM-copyrighted.
When you listen to music via a home network, it may take some time to start, since each DLNA-compatible device has to recognize the component
currently used.
Some content may not be playable with DLNA certified products.
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Listening to music with the Music application (Xperia)
Using the Music application, you can play music stored in an Xperia.
Do the following before starting.
The Music application is pre-installed in your Xperia.
Operations of the Music application are subject to change without notice. For details about how to use the Music application,
refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Xperia.
Your Xperia may need to disable [Auto-select wireless option] of [Throw settings]. For details, refer to the user guide of Xperia.
Update the Android OS on your Xperia to the latest version before using it with the home audio system.
Hint
Depending on the model, a music application installed in Xperia may be called as Music or WALKMAN.
1
Connect the home audio system and an Xperia to the same network.
Connect the home audio system and your Xperia to the same SSID of the wireless router.
The NETWORK indicator lights up in white when the home audio system is connected to your network.
2
Touch the NETWORK/
WPS key on the home audio system.
The home audio system enters the NETWORK function.
The home audio system can also be switched to the NETWORK function automatically, instead of touching the NETWORK/
WPS key, by selecting the home audio system in the menu of the Music application on the Xperia, then playing back
music.
3
Start up
[Music] on your Xperia.
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4
Tap
and [MHC-V77W] on the Xperia.
5
Start playing back music on the Xperia, and adjust the volume.
Music will be heard from the home audio system.
If playback does not start, perform the process again from step
.
Hint
Refer to the operating instructions of your Xperia for details.
For details on the use of the Android OS, refer to Help of Android OS.
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DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
You can listen to music stored in a DLNA server (such as a PC) on a home network using the home audio system.
By connecting DLNA-compatible digital devices with each other on the network, you can play back music stored in a DLNA server
by using a DLNA controller.
To use the PC as a DLNA server or controller, it is necessary to set the PC.
To listen to music in a DLNA server (PC, etc.) by operating a smartphone, iPhone, etc.
Download SongPal to your smartphone, iPhone, etc.
This application provides Wi-Fi connection setup with the home audio system, and allows you to select/play music in the DLNA
server (such as a PC).
For details, see “Listening to music on a PC via a network (Media Go with SongPal operation).”
To listen to music in a DLNA server using your PC as a controller
You can play back music stored in a DLNA server by operating your PC.
Start Windows Media Player on your PC, then play back music by using the “Play To” function (Windows 8.1/Windows 7).
Follow the instructions on the PC screen to operate.
To use the PC as a DLNA server or controller, it is necessary to set the PC.
For details, see “Setting your PC as a DLNA server and controller (Windows 8.1)/(Windows 7)”, “Listening to music on a PC via a
network (Windows Media Player) (Windows 8.1)/(Windows 7)/(Media Go).”
Hint
You need the DLNA controller to listen to music stored in a Windows Vista PC with the home audio system. For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the PC.
Note
The home audio system can play MP3, Linear PCM, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and AIFF format files (only AAC files with the extension
“.m4a,” “.mp4,” or “.3gp” are playable). Even if the bit rate and file format are supported, the playback of all files is not guaranteed.
Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection cannot be played on the home audio system. To check if a WMA file is protected
by DRM, right-click the file on the PC.
When you listen to music via a home network, it may take some time to start, since each DLNA-compatible device has to recognize the component
currently used.
Some content may not be playable with DLNA certified products.
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Connecting to a wired network
This section explains how to connect the home audio system to a wireless router with a LAN cable (not supplied), then how to
connect the router to the PC.
Usually the DHCP setting is set to ON when you connect your PC to the network.
Do the following before starting.
Set the DHCP setting of your PC to ON.
1
Check that your PC and wireless router are turned on.
2
Connect the wireless router to the LAN port of the home audio system with a LAN cable (not
supplied).
3
Connect the wireless router to your PC using another LAN cable (not supplied), or a Wi-Fi connection.
4
Turn the home audio system on.
The power indicator lights up in green, then the NETWORK indicator begins to flash in white. Wait about 2 minutes (in some
lights up on the display. When the connection is completed, the NETWORK indicator
cases, 4 or 5 minutes) until
changes from flashing to staying lit in white.
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Hint
When you connect the home audio system to a PC for the first time, it takes about four or five minutes until the NETWORK indicator stops
flashing and stays lit in white.
Note
When you connect the home audio system to a network for the first time after purchase, or after you reset the home audio system, the
BLUETOOTH/Network standby mode is turned on automatically.
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Connecting the home audio system to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected
wirelessly (Modern UI)
Note that the home audio system should be reset to the factory default for this connection. All BLUETOOTH device registration
(pairing) information is deleted. To use the BLUETOOTH connection after that, delete all pairing information on the PC, and then
set pairing again.
This section describes how to connect a Modern UI PC and the home audio system wirelessly, then how to connect the home
audio system to a wireless router, using the PC.
Do the following before starting.
Disconnect the LAN cable (not supplied) from the home audio system.
Place the home audio system closer to the wireless router.
Locate the SSID (the name of a wireless network) and encryption key (WEP or WPA), which are required to set up a Wi-Fi
network. The encryption key restricts access to devices on a network. It is used to make more secure communication between
the devices connected to wireless routers or access points.
1
Have the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password (encryption key) of the wireless router available for
reference.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your wireless router.
2
Reset the home audio system by using the remote control.
1. Unplug the AC power cord (mains lead), then plug it back in.
2. Press
(power) button to turn on the home audio system.
3. Press OPTIONS button.
4. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [SYSTEM], then press
5. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [RESET], then press
6. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [YES], then press
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
[RESET] appears on the display.
The settings of the home audio system return to their factory defaults, and network settings and all BLUETOOTH device
registration (pairing) information are deleted.
3
Turn on the home audio system.
The power indicator lights up in green. Wait until the NETWORK indicator flashes in white. It takes about 2 minutes (in some
cases, 4 or 5 minutes).
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Connect the home audio system to the PC.
1. Move the mouse pointer to the top-right (or bottom-right) corner of the Start screen to display the charms, then select
[Settings]. In the case of a touch panel, display the charms by swiping from the right side of the screen to the center,
then select [Settings].
2. Select
or
.
3. Select [MHC-V77W] from the network list.
5
Display the [Sony Network Device Settings] screen.
1. Launch a browser (Internet Explorer, etc.).
2. Enter the following URL in the address bar.
http://192.168.211.129
6
Select [Network Settings] from the menu.
7
Enter the SSID of the wireless router and the password (encryption key).
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8
Select [Apply].
9
Check that the NETWORK indicator lights up in white.
When the Wi-Fi connection is completed, the NETWORK indicator lights up in white. It takes about 2 minutes (in some
cases, 4 or 5 minutes).
The connection is complete.
10 Connect the PC to the wireless router to be used.
Hint
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If you want to set a fixed IP address, set in the screen in step
above.
When the connection of the home audio system to your Wi-Fi network has completed, connect your PC to the previous destination or your wireless
router.
Note
This procedure needs to be completed within 30 minutes. If you cannot complete within 30 minutes, start over from step
.
Until you finish the Wi-Fi network setting, it will not be protected. The Wi-Fi network will be protected again after setting the Wi-Fi security.
When you connect the home audio system to a Wi-Fi network for the first time after purchase, the BLUETOOTH/Network standby mode is turned
on automatically.
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Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected wirelessly (Windows
7/Windows 8.1)
Note that the home audio system should be reset to the factory default for this connection. All BLUETOOTH device registration
(pairing) information is deleted. To use the BLUETOOTH connection after that, delete all pairing information on the PC, and then
set pairing again.
This section describes how to connect a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC and the home audio system wirelessly, then how to
connect the home audio system to a wireless router, using the PC.
Do the following before starting.
Disconnect the LAN cable (not supplied) from the home audio system.
Place the home audio system closer to the wireless router.
Locate the SSID (the name of a wireless network) and encryption key (WEP or WPA), which are required to set up a Wi-Fi
network. The encryption key restricts access to devices on a network. It is used to make more secure communication between
the devices connected to wireless routers and access points.
1
Have the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password (encryption key) of the wireless router available for
reference.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your wireless router.
2
Reset the home audio system by using the remote control.
1. Unplug the AC power cord (mains lead), then plug it back in.
2. Press
(power) button to turn on the home audio system.
3. Press OPTIONS button.
4. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [SYSTEM], then press
5. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [RESET], then press
6. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [YES], then press
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
[RESET] appears on the display.
The settings of the home audio system return to their factory defaults, and network settings and all BLUETOOTH device
registration (pairing) information are deleted.
3
Turn on the home audio system.
The power indicator lights up in green. Wait until the NETWORK indicator flashes in white. It takes about 2 minutes (in some
cases, 4 or 5 minutes).
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Connect the home audio system to the PC.
1. For Windows 8.1, click or tap the desktop on the Start screen.
2. Select
or
on the right-bottom of the screen.
3. Select [MHC-V77W] from the network list.
5
Display the [Sony Network Device Settings] screen.
1. Launch a browser (Internet Explorer, etc.).
2. Enter the following URL in the address bar.
http://192.168.211.129
6
Select [Network Settings] from the menu.
7
Enter the SSID of the wireless router and the password (encryption key).
8
Select [Apply].
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9
Check that the NETWORK indicator lights up in white.
When the Wi-Fi connection is completed, the NETWORK indicator lights up in white. It takes about 2 minutes (in some
cases, 4 or 5 minutes).
The connection is complete.
10 Connect the PC to the wireless router to be used.
Hint
If you want to set a fixed IP address, set in the screen in step
above.
When the connection of the home audio system to your Wi-Fi network has completed, connect your PC to the previous destination or your wireless
router.
Note
This procedure needs to be completed within 30 minutes. If you cannot complete within 30 minutes, start over from step
.
Until you finish the Wi-Fi network setting, it will not be protected. The Wi-Fi network will be protected again after setting the Wi-Fi security.
When you connect the home audio system to a Wi-Fi network for the first time after purchase, the BLUETOOTH/Network standby mode is turned
on automatically.
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Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using a PC connected wirelessly (Mac)
Note that the home audio system should be reset to the factory default for this connection. All BLUETOOTH device registration
(pairing) information is deleted. To use the BLUETOOTH connection after that, delete all pairing information on the Mac, and then
set pairing again.
This section describes how to connect a Mac and the home audio system wirelessly, then how to connect the home audio system
to a wireless router, using the Mac.
Do the following before starting.
Disconnect the LAN cable (not supplied) from the home audio system.
Place the home audio system closer to the wireless router.
Locate the SSID (the name of a wireless network) and encryption key (WEP or WPA), which are required to set up a Wi-Fi
network. The encryption key restricts access to devices on a network. It is used to make more secure communication between
the devices connected to wireless routers and access points.
1
Have the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password (encryption key) of the wireless router available for
reference.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your wireless router.
2
Reset the home audio system by using the remote control.
1. Unplug the AC power cord (mains lead), then plug it back in.
2. Press
(power) button to turn on the home audio system.
3. Press OPTIONS button.
4. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [SYSTEM], then press
5. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [RESET], then press
6. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [YES], then press
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
[RESET] appears on the display.
The settings of the home audio system return to their factory defaults, and network settings and all BLUETOOTH device
registration (pairing) information are deleted.
3
Turn on the home audio system.
The power indicator lights up in green. Wait until the NETWORK indicator flashes in white. It takes about 2 minutes (in some
cases, 4 or 5 minutes).
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Connect the home audio system to the Mac.
1. Click
at the top of the screen.
2. Select [Open Network Preferences...].
3. Select [MHC-V77W] from the network list.
5
Display the [Sony Network Device Settings] screen.
1. Launch a browser (Safari, etc.).
2. Enter the following URL in the address bar.
http://192.168.211.129
6
Select [Network Settings] from the menu.
7
Enter the SSID of the wireless router and the password.
8
Select [Apply].
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9
Check that the NETWORK indicator lights up in white.
When the Wi-Fi connection is completed, the NETWORK indicator lights up in white. It takes about 2 minutes (in some
cases, 4 or 5 minutes).
The connection is complete.
10 Connect the Mac to the wireless router to be used.
Hint
If you want to set a fixed IP address, set in the screen in step
above.
When the connection of the home audio system to your Wi-Fi network has completed, connect your PC to the previous destination or your wireless
router.
Note
This procedure needs to be completed within 30 minutes. If you cannot complete within 30 minutes, start over from step
.
Until you finish the Wi-Fi network setting, it will not be protected. The Wi-Fi network will be protected again after setting the Wi-Fi security.
When you connect the home audio system to a Wi-Fi network for the first time after purchase, the BLUETOOTH/Network standby mode is turned
on automatically.
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Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using an iPhone/iPod touch
Note that the home audio system should be reset to the factory default for this connection. All BLUETOOTH device registration
(pairing) information is deleted. To use the BLUETOOTH connection after that, delete all pairing information on the iPhone/iPod
touch, and then set pairing again.
If the iPhone/iPod touch is iOS 8 or later, the home audio system can be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the
iPhone/iPod touch. The Wi-Fi network settings of the home audio system are made by the iPhone/iPod touch.
Do the following before starting.
Disconnect the LAN cable (not supplied) from the home audio system.
Place the home audio system near the wireless router and the iPhone/iPod touch.
Make sure that the iPhone/iPod touch is updated to iOS 8 or later.
1
Connect an iPhone/iPod touch to the wireless router.
Connect it to 2.4 GHz band (11b, 11g, and 11n) or 5 GHz band (11a and 11n). The home audio system does not support
IEEE 802.11ac.
2
Reset the home audio system by using the remote control.
1. Unplug the AC power cord (mains lead), then plug it back in.
2. Press
(power) button to turn on the home audio system.
3. Press OPTIONS button.
4. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [SYSTEM], then press
5. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [RESET], then press
6. Press
/
button repeatedly to select [YES], then press
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
[RESET] appears on the display.
The settings of the home audio system return to their factory defaults, and network settings and all BLUETOOTH device
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registration (pairing) information are deleted.
3
Turn on the home audio system.
The power indicator lights up in green. Wait until the NETWORK indicator flashes in white. It takes about 2 minutes (in some
cases, 4 or 5 minutes).
4
Search for the home audio system on the iPhone/iPod touch.
1. Tap [Settings].
2. Tap [MHC-V77W] from the list.
5
Perform the Wi-Fi network settings on the iPhone/iPod touch.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
6
Check that the NETWORK indicator lights up in white.
When the home audio system is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the iPhone/iPod touch, the NETWORK indicator
lights up in white. It takes about 2 minutes (in some cases, 4 or 5 minutes).
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The connection is complete.
Note
This procedure needs to be completed within 30 minutes. If you cannot complete within 30 minutes, start over from step
.
Until you finish the Wi-Fi network setting, it will not be protected. The Wi-Fi network will be protected again after setting the Wi-Fi security.
When you connect the home audio system to a Wi-Fi network for the first time after purchase, the BLUETOOTH/Network standby mode is turned
on automatically.
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Connecting two home audio systems (Wireless Stereo)
By connecting two MHC-V77W, you can enjoy more expanding stereo sound.
Two MHC-V77W are required.
Preparing for the Wireless Stereo function
Connect the home audio system (MHC-V77W) to the wireless network.
Connecting two home audio systems (Wireless Stereo)
1
Place the home audio systems at a distance 1 m or less from each other, and then turn them on.
2
Touch the STEREO PAIR/ SET UP key on the home audio system until a beep and voice guidance are
heard, which informs you to start setting the function.
[STEREO] flashes on the display.
3
Touch and hold the STEREO PAIR/ SET UP key on the other home audio system until a beep and
voice guidance are heard, which informs you to start the connection.
This operation is completed in 30 seconds from touching the STEREO PAIR/ SET UP key on the previous step.
[W_STEREO] appears on the display.
A voice guidance on each home audio system to inform which home audio system is set to the left or right position, and the
two home audio systems are connected with the Wireless Stereo function.
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4
On the device connected to the home audio system*, start playback, and adjust the volume.
* Operate the home audio system whose NETWORK indicator lights off or lights up in white.
To switch L channel and R channel
Touch the STEREO PAIR/ SET UP key, then touch the STEREO PAIR/
appears on the display.
SET UP key again while [LEFT CH] or [RIGHT CH]
Canceling the Wireless Stereo function/using other function
While using the Wireless Stereo function, the Wireless Multi-room function is not available.
To cancel the function, touch and hold the STEREO PAIR/ SET UP key on the home audio system until a beep and voice
guidance are heard. The function is canceled. The grouping is also canceled.
Hint
You can also set Wireless Stereo using SongPal.
If the signal strength is weak due to the reasons such as separating the home audio systems, the connection may be canceled temporarily. Place
the home audio systems in a position that provides enough signal strength.
When the connection is canceled temporarily, the home audio systems automatically reconnect. If it takes 10 minutes or more to reconnect after
.
canceling, the Wireless Stereo function is canceled. When using the Wireless Stereo function the next time, operate from step
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When using the Wireless Stereo function, the automatic software update feature of the home audio systems is not activated. To update the
software, cancel the Wireless Stereo function, and then connect the home audio systems to the wireless network.
While using the Wireless Stereo function, one of the home audio systems may inform you that the latest software is available ([UPDATE] lights up
on the display). In this case, update the software of the home audio system whose [UPDATE] lights up on the display. For details on how to
update, see “Update method 2: Manual update via the Internet.” Grouping of the Wireless Stereo function is automatically canceled. Then, connect
the other home audio system to the wireless network, and update the software of the home audio system. For details on how to update, see
“Searching for the latest software via a network connection.” After updating both home audio systems to the latest software, set the Wireless
Stereo function again.
It is recommended to turn down the volume of the home audio system which of touching the STEREO PAIR/ SET UP key on the home audio
system before setting the Wireless Stereo function. The two home audio systems output sound for the Wireless Stereo function, so a louder sound
may be output than that with playback with one home audio system.
Setting on SongPal is available when SongPal version is 4.2 or later. For more details on SongPal, refer to the following URL:
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
When using the Wireless Stereo function, the items that can be operated on each of the home audio system are different.
When you use a microphone, connect to the home audio system whose NETWORK indicator lights up.
When you use the SAMPLER mode, operate the home audio system whose NETWORK indicator lights up.
(open/close) key,
(power)
On the home audio system whose NETWORK indicator is off, you can only operate the VOLUME +/– key,
button, and STEREO PAIR key. If you operate another key or button, [NOT USE] appears on the display.
You cannot change the Key Control settings on both of the home audio systems. The Key Control settings that have set before the two home
audio systems are connected with the Wireless Stereo function will become invalid.
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Updating the pre-installed software
When a new version of the software is released, you can update your home audio system’s pre-installed software by using the
following methods.
By updating the software, new features will be added enabling you to experience more convenient and stable use.
Update method 1: Automatic update via the Internet
When the home audio system is connected to the Internet, it can detect a new software version and automatically update when
you are not using the home audio system. This feature requires home audio system settings to be made.
Update method 2: Manual update via the Internet
When the home audio system is connected to the Internet, it can detect a new software version and if found, [UPDATE] lights
up on the display to inform you. This is the default setting.
Update method 3: Manual update via a USB flash drive
When the home audio system is not connected to the Internet, use a PC or another device to download the update file, then
install it to the home audio system.
Hint
[UPDATE] on the display turns off and the home audio system enters standby mode or BLUETOOTH/Network standby mode automatically when
the updating is completed.
When the home audio system is turned on for the first time after updating, [UPDATED] appears on the display.
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Update method 1: Automatic update via the Internet
When you use the home audio system while connected to the Internet via a wired or Wi-Fi network, the home audio system can
update to the latest software automatically.
This feature is disabled by default.
To update software automatically
Launch SongPal on your smartphone, iPhone, etc., and set on [System] in the [Settings] menu.
The automatic software update feature ([Auto Update]) of the home audio system is activated. If [Auto Update] is disabled,
change the setting to enable.
The update is performed when you are not using the home audio system, such as during midnight or when the home audio
system is in standby mode. During an update, the information of the update’s progress appears on the display, and
[UPDATED] appears on the display when the update is complete. When the home audio system is turned on for the first time
after updating, [UPDATED] appears on the display.
To deactivate the software automatic update
Disable [Auto Update] in the [Settings] menu by using SongPal installed on a smartphone, iPhone, etc.
However, the software may still be updated automatically for critical changes, even if you disable this function.
If [NETWORK ERROR] or [DOWNLOAD ERROR PUSH POWER] appears on the display
The software update has failed.
If the network connection is not reliable, the update may fail before it completes. See the following to update using a USB flash
drive.
Manual update via a USB flash drive (when the update via a network has failed)
Hint
Do not turn the home audio system off during the update.
When the home audio system is connected to the Internet via a wired or Wi-Fi network, [UPDATE] lights up on the display when the home audio
system detects a new software version.
Regardless of the [Auto Update] setting, [UPDATE] lights up on the display when the home audio system detects a new software version.
You can update the software manually even when the [Auto Update] setting is activated. See “Update method 2: Manual update via the Internet.”
Note
Updating normally takes 3 to 10 minutes. It may take longer depending on your network environment.
Do not operate the home audio system or remote control during an update. Also, keep the home audio system connected to the power supply and
network while updating.
(stop) button on the remote control or touching the
While updating via the Internet, you can terminate the update procedure by pressing the
(stop) key on the home audio system when [DL XX%] appears on the display (This is not always possible). If you cancel the update, [CANCEL]
appears on the display and [UPDATE] will stay lit on the display again.
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Update method 2: Manual update via the Internet
When the home audio system is connected to the Internet via a wired or Wi-Fi network, [UPDATE] lights up on the display when
the home audio system detects a new software version.
In this case, follow the steps below to update the software to the latest version. Use the remote control to perform the steps
below.
When the update starts, any music being played will stop. Also, any BLUETOOTH connection is disconnected.
1
Press OPTIONS button.
2
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [SYSTEM], then press
(enter) button.
3
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [UPDATE], then press
(enter) button.
4
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [VIA NW], then press
5
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [EXEC], then press
6
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [YES], then press
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
(enter) button.
When updating starts, the information of the update’s progress appears on the display. While updating, the home audio
system cannot be operated.
To exit the options menu, press OPTIONS button.
[UPDATED] appears on the display and the home audio system enters standby mode or BLUETOOTH/Network standby
mode automatically when the updating is completed.
When the home audio system is turned on for the first time after updating, [UPDATED] appears on the display.
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If [NETWORK ERROR] or [DOWNLOAD ERROR PUSH POWER] appears on the display
The update has failed.
If the network connection is not reliable, the update may fail before it completes. See the following to update using a USB flash
drive.
Manual update via a USB flash drive (when the update via a network has failed)
Hint
During an update, the information of the update’s progress appears on the display, and [UPDATED] appears on the display when the update is
complete. Do not turn the home audio system off during the update.
Note
Updating normally takes 3 to 10 minutes. It may take longer depending on your network environment.
Do not operate the home audio system during an update. Keep the home audio system connected to the power supply and network while
updating.
(stop) button on the remote control or touching the
While updating via the Internet, you can terminate the update procedure by pressing the
(stop) key on the home audio system when [DL XX%] appears on the display (This is not always possible). If you cancel the update, [CANCEL]
appears on the display and [UPDATE] will stay lit on the display again.
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Update method 3: Manual update via a USB flash drive
You can use a USB flash drive to update the software when the home audio system is not connected to the Internet. Follow the
steps below. Use the remote control to perform the steps below.
1
Stop any music that is being played.
2
Press FUNCTION button repeatedly to select [USB].
3
Download the update file from the website below, then store it in a USB flash drive.
For customers in the USA:
http://www.esupport.sony.com/
For customers in Canada:
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/
USB port (inside of the USB REC/PLAY cover) on the home
4
Connect the USB flash drive to the
audio system.
5
Press OPTIONS button.
6
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [SYSTEM], then press
(enter) button.
7
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [UPDATE], then press
(enter) button.
8
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [VIA USB], then press
(enter) button.
9
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [EXEC], then press
(enter) button.
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10 Press
/
button repeatedly to select [YES], then press
(enter) button.
When updating starts, the information of the update’s progress appears on the display. While updating, the home audio
system cannot be operated.
To exit the options menu, press OPTIONS button.
[UPDATED] appears on the display and the home audio system enters standby mode or BLUETOOTH/Network standby
mode automatically when the updating is completed.
When you turn on the home audio system for the first time after an update, [UPDATED] appears on the display.
Hint
During an update, the information of the update’s progress appears on the display, and [UPDATED] appears on the display when the update is
complete. Do not turn the home audio system off during the update.
Note
When you update using a USB flash drive, the update cannot be stopped. If the USB flash drive is removed or the home audio system is
unplugged from the power supply during the update, the home audio system will malfunction.
Updating normally takes 3 to 10 minutes.
Do not operate the home audio system during an update. Also, keep the home audio system connected to the power supply while updating.
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Searching for the latest software via a network connection
The home audio system has a function which updates the latest software automatically via a Wi-Fi or wired network.
When the latest software is released and the home audio system detects it, [UPDATE] lights up on the display.
To avoid the network trouble by many accessing the network server, the searching timing is differ to each home audio system.
You can also check manually if the latest software is released.
This section explains how to check the latest software releasing manually.
Do the following before starting.
Check that the home audio system is connected to a network.
Check that the NETWORK indicator lights up in white.
Check that [UPDATE] on the display lights off.
If [UPDATE] lights up on the display, the home audio system has already detected the latest software, and you cannot operate
the following procedure. Start updating the software.
Use the remote control to perform the steps below.
1
Press OPTIONS button .
2
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [SYSTEM], then press
(enter) button.
3
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [UPDATE], then press
(enter) button.
4
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [VIA NW], then press
(enter) button.
5
Press
/
button repeatedly to select [CHECK], then press
(enter) button.
The home audio system starts searching if the latest software is released. *
To exit the options menu, press OPTIONS button.
6
Check [UPDATE] on the display as follows.
Lights off: The software of this home audio system is the latest version.
Lights up: The latest software is released.
If you set the function, which updates the home audio system software automatically, to enable by SongPal, the home
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audio system will update the software while you are not using the home audio system, such as midnight or when the
home audio system is in the standby mode.
When you update the software immediately, update manually.
For the manual updating method, see “Update method 2: Manual update via the Internet.”
When updating starts, the playback is stopped and the BLUETOOTH connection is disconnected.
*
The checking is finished immediately. Depending on the network environment, it may take time. In this case, wait for about one minute.
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Manual update via a USB flash drive (when the update via a network has failed)
If [NETWORK ERROR] or [DOWNLOAD ERROR PUSH POWER] appears on the display, the software update has failed. In this
(power) button
case, the home audio system will not respond to any operation and no function can be used, except the
operation. Follow the procedure below to check the home audio system’s condition, then complete the software update with an
appropriate method.
1
Press the
(power) button to turn off the home audio system, and then press it to turn on the home
audio system.
2
Wait for about three minutes (or until a network connection is established), then check the information
on the display.
When [UPDATE] lights up on the display: The update is not complete, though the home audio system can be used
normally. Turn the home audio system off again, then see the following to complete the software update using a USB flash
drive.
Update method 3: Manual update via a USB flash drive
When [NETWORK ERROR] or [DOWNLOAD ERROR PUSH POWER] appears on the display (the same
status as before turning the home audio system on again): The update has failed and the home audio system
cannot be used. Proceed to the next step to update using a USB flash drive.
The update procedure is different from “Update Method 3” and the following steps are required. In this case, the update
cannot be performed via a network.
3
If [NETWORK ERROR] or [DOWNLOAD ERROR PUSH POWER] appears on the display, follow the
procedure below to update.
1. Download the update file from the website below, then store it in a USB flash drive.
For customers in the USA:
http://www.esupport.sony.com/
For customers in Canada:
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/
2. Turn the home audio system off again.
After turning off the home audio system, complete the following steps until turning on the power again within three
minutes.
3. Connect the USB flash drive to
USB port (inside of the USB REC/PLAY cover) on the home audio system.
4. Turn the home audio system on.
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The information of the update’s progress appears on the display and the update starts automatically.
[UPDATED] appears on the display and the home audio system enters standby mode or BLUETOOTH/Network standby
mode automatically when the updating is completed. When you turn on the home audio system for the first time after an
update, [UPDATED] appears on the display.
Hint
During an update, the information of the update’s progress appears on the display, and [UPDATED] appears on the display when the update is
complete. Do not turn the home audio system off during the update.
Note
When you update using a USB flash drive, the update cannot be stopped. If the USB flash drive is removed or the home audio system is
unplugged during the update, the home audio system will malfunction.
Updating normally takes 3 to 10 minutes.
Do not operate the home audio system during an update. Also, keep the home audio system connected to the power supply and network while
updating.
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Help Guide
Home Audio System
MHC-V77W
Important information on software
When using the home audio system with a wireless network, [UPDATE] lights up on the display when the new version of the
software is found.
For the timing of auto searching or manual updating methods, see “Searching for the latest software via a network connection.”
For the latest version of the software, refer to the URL below for details.
http://rd1.sony.net/help/has/sl/16/
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