Sherbourn Technologies PT-7010A Troubleshooting guide

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Table of Contents
Thank You for your PT-7020A Purchase
Safety Precautions
NEC (National Electrical Code) Standards
Unpacking the PT-7020A
Installation and Connections
AC Power Considerations
Connection Tips for Superior Sound
Connection Types
Front Panel Features
Rear Panel Layout
Remote Control
Operating the PT-7020A
Connection Diagrams
Connecting a DVD-Video and/or Blu-Ray Player (Using HDMI)
Connecting a DVD-Video Player (Using Digital Audio + Component Video)
Connecting a DVD-Video Player (Using Analog Audio + Composite Video)
Connecting to the Cable/Satellite Box and TV (Using Digital Audio + Component Video)
Connecting the 7.1 Channel Analog Inputs
Connecting a CD Player (Digital Audio)
Connecting a Cassette Tape or DAT Deck
Connecting the AM and FM Antennas
Connecting an Amplifier (7.1 Configuration)
Connecting a Powered Subwoofer via XLR
Connecting an Amplifier (Zone 2)
Speaker Placement Tips
Tips Before Beginning
Front Speakers
Center Speaker
Surround Speakers
Surround Back Speakers
Subwoofer Location
Bass Management
Speaker Setup
Sherbourn Room Correction (SRC)
AM/FM Tuner Operation
2nd Zone Operation
Troubleshooting Guide
Five Year Limited Warranty
Licensing and Trademark Disclosures
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing the Sherbourn PT-7020A preamp processor. We know you have a choice of many fine products
and your selection of Sherbourn product is truly appreciated.
As with all of the Sherbourn family of products, the PT-7020A is designed, engineered and produced with the finest
quality components to ensure that you enjoy the latest technologies available and can count on many years of reliable
and exquisite audio and video performance.
The PT-7020A is designed to perform as the centerpiece of your upscale home theater. In addition, the PT-7020A can
function as a control component for a second zone of entertainment. The list of features and capabilities is remarkable.
Fully featured and HDMI 1.3a compliant, the PT-7020A represents a price-to-performance advancement in audio/video
processors. An extensive and truly useful feature set, intuitive controls, and audiophile grade sound coupled with
precision video processing and signal management make the PT-7020A a breakthrough product.
The PT-7020A uses twin Cirrus® 32 bit dual core DSP’s for unequaled high resolution HD audio decoding and signal
management. An ST-Genesis® Torino high performance-scaling engine incorporating image processing running
proprietary Vixen software in conjunction with full Faroujda DCDi® processing provides a stunning life-like image.
We recognize that no two homes or theaters are alike. Every installation presents a set of variables and challenges that
need to be considered. To fully enjoy the best theater experience the sound must be perfect. But how can we be sure the
sound is right for your room? We have designed a unique circuit for the PT-7020A that (with the supplied microphone)
analyzes the specific characteristics of your home theater and feeds them back to the on-board chip. It is compared with
a set of parameters that represent the best possible scenario for your set-up and adjusts the processor to direct the
appropriate signal to the various speakers to produce a near perfect movie experience.
Most importantly, we believe that our products should be easy to use. The intuitive menu and the simple OSD allow you
the best opportunity to personalize your system with a minimum of set-up time. However if you prefer to “microcustomize” the PT-7020A, the possibilities are endless.
All of this technical wizardry is housed in a refined chassis that not only sounds spectacular but also compliments the
look of your existing components.
Please enjoy your PT-7020A....we hope we exceed your expectations with this and all of our other fine audio/video
Safety Precautions
openings. Care should be taken so that small objects do
not fall into the inside of the PT-7020A.
Read this Owner’s Manual thoroughly before
attempting to install and configure the PT-7020A.
All the safety and operation instructions should
be read before any operation of the component(s)
begin. After successful installation and configuration of
the PT-7020A, be sure to retain this manual in a safe place
for any future reference needs.
The following situations require that your PT-7020A be
serviced only by qualified service personnel;
1. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged;
2. Objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into the
component; or
3. The PT-7020A has been exposed to rain; or
4. The PT-7020A does not appear to operated normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance; or
5. The PT-7020A has been dropped, or its enclosure or
chassis is damaged.
All warnings on the PT-7020A and in these operating
instructions should be followed. Safety is a key component
to a long lasting and trouble free installation. The vast
majority of the subsequent safety precautions involve
simple common sense. If you are not comfortable with the
installation of audio/video entertainment equipment, it will
be to your benefit to seek the services of a qualified
installation professional or call us for help.
The user should never attempt to service the PT-7020A
beyond the means described in this Owner’s
Manual. All other servicing should be referred
to qualified service personnel. To prevent
electric shock, do not use this polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades
can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
The PT-7020A should NEVER be used near water such as
a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub,
in a wet basement or near a swimming pool etc.
There is a risk of electric shock to your body and
permanent damage to the equipment. Electric
shock may result in permanent bodily injury or death.
Grounding or Polarization - Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or polarization means of the
component is not defeated.
The PT-7020A should be situated so that its location or
installation position does not interfere with proper
This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B
(whichever is applicable) limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference
regulations of the FCC
The PT-7020A should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug
or similar surface that may block any ventilation openings;
or placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase,
cabinet, or closed equipment rack that may impeded the
flow of air through ventilation openings. If installed in a
closed equipment rack for custom installations, be sure to
add forced air ventilation so that it has adequate air
For questions regarding service, please contact:
Emotiva Audio
131 Southeast Parkway Court
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 791-6254
The PT-7020A should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, or any other devices which produce heat.
The PT-7020A should be connected to a power supply only
of the type described in this Owner’s Manual and what is
labeled on the PT-7020A component. Power supply cords
should be routed to that they are not in high foot traffic
areas or pinched by item placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at the wall plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they connect
into the PT-7020A. The power cord for the PT-7020A
should be unplugged from the outlet when unused for a
long period of time or just turn off the main power switch
on the back of the unit.
When it’s time for cleaning the PT-7020A, it should be
cleaned only as recommended in this Owner’s Manual.
Never spray liquids directly into the component’s vent
NEC (National Electrical Code) Unpacking the PT-7020A
The Sherbourn PT-7020A Pre/Pro should reach you in flawless
condition. If you notice any shipping damage or other issues
A Note for the Cable Television (CATV) Installer
upon unpacking the unit, please contact your Sherbourn
Retailer immediately.
This reminder is to call the CATV system installer’s attention
to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for
proper grounding and in particular, specifies that the cable
ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Gently lift out the unit and remove all the packing material
and accessories. It is important to save all the packing
materials and the box in case your Sherbourn PT-7020A
ever needs to be moved or shipped back to the factory for
Antenna Grounding Outside the House
If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver, be sure the
antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810
of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
information with regard to proper grounding of the lead-in
wire to an antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See
diagram below.
Make sure that you keep your sales receipt. It is the only
way for Sherbourn to establish the duration of your Limited
Warranty and it may be useful for insurance purposes.
Please take a moment to fill out and mail the Sherbourn
Customer Response card.
Recording the Serial Number
Please read the serial number located on the rear panel and
record it below. Also record the place where you purchased
this product and the date of purchase.
Model Number
Serial Number ___________________________________
Place of Purchase _________________________________
Date of Purchase _________________________________
Cable TV Coaxial Cable, Satellite Dish Cables, and
Television Antennas should be grounded BEFORE the
point of entry into the house.
Always observe proper antenna or satellite dish grounding
techniques. When lightning strikes, there is always the
possibility that your antenna or dish (mounted high on the
roof) can become a conduit for lightning and electrically
damage any equipment to which it’s connected.
Additionally, proper grounding offers safety to the people
using the audio/video system in the event of an electrical
ƒ Twin Cirrus® 32 bit dual core DSP’s
(5) HDMI inputs and (1) HDMI output.
ƒ Decoding support for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital True HD, Dolby PLIIx,
DTS, DTSES, DTS HD, DTS Master Audio, DTS Neo
6, SPDIF, PCM 8 channel (note: some audio formats are
only supported via HDMI)
(3) Composite video inputs (RCA)
(3) S-video inputs (S-video mini DIN)
(3) Component video inputs (RCA)
(1) Component video output (RCA)
ƒ Multi-channel Dolby Volume (Read ‘How Dolby Volume
Works’ at
(4) Stereo analog audio inputs (RCA)
ƒ Genesis/ST® Torino high performance scaling engine,
featuring a full implementation of the Faroudja DCDi™
image processing suite
(1) 7.1 Analog input set (RCA)
ƒ Intuitive, full color graphical OSD with adjustable
transparency presented over live video, including HDMI
unique automatic multi-channel room correction and
loudspeaker setup. Calibrated measurement microphone
(4) Coaxial digital inputs, (RCA)
(1) 7.1 Analog output set (RCA)
(3) Optical digital inputs (Toslink)
(1) Coax digital audio output (RCA) (2.0 downmix)
(1) Optical digital audio output (Toslink) (2.0
ƒ Quadruple bass manager with independently selectable
high and low pass frequencies from 40hz to 250hz, in 5
or 10Hz increments (depending on frequency)
(1) Stereo or 2 channel analog multi channel mix down
output for fixed level monitoring (RCA)
ƒ Selectable 12db or 24db per octave high pass and low
pass filters by channel groupings
(1) Stereo analog variable and independent Zone 2
output (RCA)
ƒ Independent 11-band graphic EQ with global bass and
treble controls by channel groupings
(1) Stereo analog fixed level record output (RCA)
ƒ Balanced subwoofer output
(1) High performance AM/FM tuner with 24 FM and 6
AM presets
ƒ All legacy video inputs can be scaled and output over
HDMI at up to 1080p
(4) Assignable trigger outputs Movie / Music / Amp-1
/ Amp-2 (3.5mm mini)
ƒ 1080p/24 fps video support
ƒ Video pass-through mode with 12 bit compatibility
ƒ HDMI sources can be format converted to component
video up to 1080i (Only non copy-written protected
ƒ HDMI 1.3a Deep Color compliant
ƒ All inputs are assignable and feature input labeling,
selectable decode modes, selectable triggers, etc.
ƒ 0.5dB level trims on all channels
ƒ High voltage, low impedance main analog outputs for
uncompromised dynamic headroom
ƒ (1) IR input (3.5mm mini)
ƒ (1) IR output (3.5mm mini)
ƒ (1) Microphone input (3.5mm stereo mini)
ƒ (1) USB data input (for software upgrades only)
ƒ Size: 17" (432mm) Wide x 3 7/8" (99mm) High x 13"
(330mm) Deep
Installation and
Connection Tips for
Superior Sound
Observe the following precautions when choosing a
location for your Sherbourn PT-7020A
1. Protect it from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight
and other direct sources of heat, such as heating vents and
Before setting up your new system, please consider the
Whenever possible, route the power cord away from the
signal cables or speaker wires to prevent any hum or
interference heard in the speakers.
2. Do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. If fluid or a
foreign object should enter the unit, immediately turn off
the power and contact Sherbourn.
Use quality coaxial digital cables to connect the PT-7020A
to any source equipment which has coaxial digital outputs.
Optical cables transmit only light pulses and are much more
immune to noises but are sensitive to excessive bends.
Whichever you choose, follow the cable manufacturer’s
3. Avoid excessive exposure to extreme cold or dust.
4. Do not place heavy objects on top of the unit.
Many RCA type patch cords can be a very tight fit and
there is usually a preferred method of getting them off.
Some have to be removed with a twisting action. Be gentle
or you may damage the jacks of your PT-7020A, or other
5. If you need to clean the front surface, first turn off the
power and then use a soft dry cloth, rubbing with the grain.
Be careful not to scratch the display window.
AC Power Considerations
Many audiophile signal cables are intended to be hooked
up in one direction. If this is the case the cables will be
marked with arrows in the direction of the signal flow.
It is usual for the right channel RCA patch cords plugs to
be red and the left channel connections to be white, grey
or black (depending on the cable brand). RCA connectors
that are gold will be designated with a colored band to
designate the channel.
Ensure the unit is plugged into an outlet capable of
supplying the correct voltage and current specified for your
model. Remember to account for the electrical power that
other components will require if they share a common wall
socket. The majority of household electrical sockets in
places other than the kitchen and garage are 15 amperes
Most DVD players and other source components are fairly
low current items. The Sherbourn PT-7020A requires a
minimum of 2 amperes @ 120 volts.
It should be sufficient to allow the PT-7020A to share a
wall socket with other video source units, but power
amplifiers and a video display (big screen TV or video
projector) should each be provided a SEPARATE electrical
connection on a SEPARATE circuit. This configuration
yields the most stable power supply in any home theater
application, regardless of you equipment choices.
If the powered subwoofer to which you will connect the
PT-7020A features a balanced XLR input, use the PT7020A’s XLR balanced SUB output instead of an RCA
type patch cord if possible. Balanced signal transmission
between the PT-7020A and the subwoofer will provide
superior rejection of hum and noise, especially if long cable
runs are required.
Refer to your power amplifier and video display’s owner’s
manuals to learn the power requirements so you can safely
plan your electrical power requirements for your home
entertainment system.
Connection Types
Plus, PLIIx and DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High
Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround ES - Neo:6 - 92/
The Sherbourn PT-7020A has four types of video
connections on board (3 Analog and 1 Digital) and 4 types
of audio connections on board HDMI, RCA, OPTICAL
and BALANCED (Subwoofer Only).
Only HDMI video inputs and outputs are supported
onboard the Sherbourn PT-7020A chassis. This offers full
compatibility with 5 HDMI input devices and one HDMI
output to an HDMI display device. The HDMI section of
the PT-7020A supports 480p 60Hz, 576p 50Hz, 720p 50Hz,
720p 60Hz, 1080i 50Hz, 1080i 60Hz, 1080p 50Hz, and
1080p 60Hz resolutions. The most common resolutions
for the United States are 480, 720 and 1080 at 60Hz. (50Hz
resolutions are primarily used outside of the United States.
The PT-7020A is fully PAL compliant.
Video Connections
Composite Video
Analog composite video signals are connected between
products with a single 75-ohm coax cable with Yellow RCA
connectors on each end. Composite video inputs or outputs
are present on almost all types of consumer grade video
Analog Picture Quality: Poor. This is the lowest quality
discrete cable for a video source and is not recommended.
Note: 1080p24 from the input source will get routed
through the PT-7020A as 1080p24 but 1080p24 is not
selectable for scaling.
Most midrange and premium video equipment provide the
option of using S-video connections.
The S-video (or Y/C) cable is terminated at each end with
a four-pin DIN connector. Although it may appear to be a
single cable, internally it has two 75-ohm coax or twisted
pair cables to carry the separate Y (luminance) and C
(chrominance) signals. This is also an analog video signal.
Analog Picture Quality: Fair. The s-video cable is an
improvement over a Composite cable but still not
HDMI offers the Best in video resolution. Sherbourn
recommends using HDMI as the preferred connection.
Audio Connections
There are two ways to transmit audio signals available with
the PT-7020A. Digital and Analog. The Analog Signal is
an electrical waveform representation of sound and it
requires one cable for each channel. The Digital Signal
uses a sequence of numbers for sound representation and
requires only one cable for all channels.
Component Video
Component cables look just like composite cables. The
difference is that, where a composite cable carries the entire
video signal on a single cable, component cables split the
signal to three cables.
The signal itself is referred to as either, Y, Cr, Cb or Y, Pb,
Pr. Manufacturers make connecting these cables easy by
color coordinating them. The tips of the cables and jacks
will be red, green and blue.
A good rule of thumb is that, if the connections are RCA
type, it is usually a component cable. Most high-end DVD
players and HDTV tuners will have analog component
video connections.
Analog Picture Quality: Good. Gives a superior image over
Composite or S-Video connections.
All audio inputs on the PT-7020A can be either Analog or
Digital. Any audio input can be set to:
DSP (Digital Signal Processing) for surround modes, bass
management, bass/treble treble control and the unique
multi-channel room correction and automatic loudspeaker
DIRECT, which bypasses all digital stages.
You can connect your source components using an HDMI
connector, RCA connector, OPTICAL connector and
BALANCED (subwoofer only).
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an
uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface in a single
cable. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or highdefinition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a
single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and
supports 8-channel, 192kHz uncompressed digital audio
and all currently available compressed and uncompressed
formats (such as Dolby Digital, Dolby True HD, Digital
Front Panel Features
becomes less negative as the volume increases. The PT7020A volume control is velocity sensitive. If turned
slowly, the volume will change in small increments. If
rotated quickly, level change will be made in larger
1. Power Button and Standby LED
The Power button is a non-latching momentary button that
turns the PT-7020A on or off.
Note: When the PT-7020A is turned on, it has a deliberately
slow and smooth volume ramp from silence, up to the level
that was set when the unit was last turned off. It can also
be programmed to come up to a preset volume you have
selected, rather than the previous volume. The knob does
not turn when volume is operated from the PT-7020A
IMPORTANT- Please note the PT-7010A requires
initialization after the power cord is plugged into the AC
receptacle. Push and hold the power button for
approximately 5 seconds. The unit will power up after
this small delay. The second push of the power button
will turn the unit off and after this the unit will turn on
and off in a normal fashion.
3. Input Select Buttons
Use these controls to select the source that you want to
listen to and/or view. Using the On Screen Display (OSD)
INPUTS menu, each input can be adjusted in level so that
all the inputs have similar volumes. Each input can also be
set to enter a desired surround mode whenever that input
is selected.
When the power button is pressed, LOADING will appear
in the display window for approximately 3 seconds,
SHERBOURN will appear next in the display window for
approximately 3 seconds. The last selected input will then
appear and the volume will return to the last selected
volume. The PT-7020A is now ready to use. This can also
be done with the ON button of the remote control. When
the primary Zone or Zone 2 is active, the Standby LED is
Note: After you have selected an input, you should check
that the PT-7020A is set to the desired surround mode (or
the stereo mode).
Note: If the Standby LED is not glowing blue, check to
make sure the power cord is plugged in and the ON/OFF
rocker switch in the back of the PT-7020A is in the ON
4. AM/FM Tuner Controls
ƒ AM/FM button toggles between the AM or FM band.
Press and hold it to scan the station presets. Press it again
or press a preset button to stop the scan.
ƒ DIRECT Tuner Controls - Press the DIRECT button,
then the numbers for frequency tuning.
ƒ UP/DOWN Tuner Controls - Switch to stations above
or below the frequency of the current station. If
repeatedly pressed, the tuner will move up or down one
frequency step each time. If held down for a second or
2. Volume Knob
Rotate this manual control clockwise to increase the
volume. The dB level will appear in the front panel display.
When turning on a new source, make sure the level is low,
such as -80 dB and increase it slowly. The dB display
more, the tuner will automatically keep tuning stations.
Press UP or DOWN once again to stop when it reaches
a station you like.
ƒ Preset Tuner Memory Buttons - Press just the numbers
(do not press DIRECT) for tuning the memorized presets.
9. DIM Button
The front panel lights have ten levels of illumination - 10
being the brightest, 1 being the dimmest and off to
eliminate all illumination.
10. Navigation Buttons
5. Signal Processing Indicator Lights
These buttons allow you to navigate through the menu
This light is on when a PCM source is being played.
11. OK Button
This button is used to input information from the main
This light is on when a Dolby Digital source is being played.
This light is on when a Dolby HD source is being played.
12. Return Button
This light is on when a DTS source is being played.
This button returns you to the previous menu and exits out
of the menu.
This light is on when a DTS-HD source is being played.
13. Menu Button
This button will access the main menu.
6. Processor Display
This soothing blue display shows which input is selected,
the tuner frequency, volume level, and other useful
7. IR Receiver Location
The display window should be clean and free from
obstruction for the remote control to work.
8. MUTE Button
This turns off the sound. Press it again, or adjust the volume
control to return to the previous volume level.
Rear Panel Layout
1. FM Antenna
The supplied FM antenna fits this “F-Type”
screw on connector. Other antennas can be fitted
for improved reception.
2. AM Antenna
These connections are for the included AM loop
3. 7.1 Channel Analog Input
These analog audio inputs can connect to the outputs of an
external multi-channel processor,
or a source component such as
DVD-Audio, SACD or a DVD
player with its own surround
decoder. You can assign this as an
input from the front panel or
remote control. The seven channels of analog audio will
then pass into the PT-7020A.
Note: This is designed to be a very short, ultra pure, analogonly signal path. DSP-based effects such as tone controls,
bass management and DSP surround are bypassed in order
to maintain the highest fidelity. This input is not available
in Zone 2. The only tonal adjustment for this is LFE level.
4. 7.1 Channel Analog Output
These line-level RCA outputs
connect to the inputs of your
amplifiers and powered subwoofer(s).
There are outputs for Front Left,
Front Right, Left Surround, Right
Surround, Center Channel,
Subwoofer, Left Back Surround and Right Front Surround.
5. Analog Inputs
DVD, CD, Cable, Aux – These
analog audio inputs can be
connected to the outputs of a
source component.
6. Output
Mix - Stereo or 2 channel analog multi
channel mix down output for fixed
level monitoring (RCA)
Zone - Stereo analog variable and
independent Zone 2 output (RCA)
Rec – Stereo analog fixed level record
output (RCA)
7. Mic In
This connects to the supplied microphone for
automatic speaker, crossover and speaker distance
setup of the Sherbourn room EQ auto calibration.
(It is not recommended to use any other microphone,
as the calibration files will not match.)
8. Co-Axial & Optical
These digital inputs can
be connected to the
digital outputs of a source
9. Co-Axial & Optical Outputs
These digital inputs can be connected to the
digital inputs of a source component. (The
output is limited to 2-channel PCM.)
10. Trigger out
These trigger connectors provide an electrical signal. These
triggers can be used to switch on and off compatible pieces
of equipment (amplifiers, DVD player, CD
player etc). There are four trigger outputs on
the PT-7020A, each capable of outputting a
12V signal. The triggers are designed to
accept a mono 3.5mm jack; tip is the trigger positive output,
sleeve is the ground.
puts. Note that component video provides the best picture
compared to composite or S-Video. The PT-7020A will
upconvert this connection to 1080p (HDMI only).
15. Component Video Out
If your TV Monitor only has component video inputs,
connect them to these outputs.
If you select DVD, SAT or
VID1, then any video signals
going to the component inputs
will pass through to your TV
Monitor. The PT-7020A can
also upconvert any Composite
Video or S-Video signals from
the other inputs to Component Video.
11. USB Data
This connects to the serial port of a home or laptop
computer, allowing the PT-7020A flash memory
software to be upgraded. The latest software can
be downloaded from the Sherbourn website.
16. HDMI Inputs/Outputs
Five on-board HDMI inputs and one HDMI output are
present on the PT-7020A. Each Input can be set to an
independent source. Each input can be set up in multiple
configurations for the same source component. If your TV
12. Future Expansion Port
This port is reserved for future expansion.
(Caution: Do not plug a USB cable into this
13. Composite – S-Video
These Composite-Video and S-Video inputs connect to the
outputs of your audio video
When these inputs are selected, the
audio will be heard through your
system and the video will be seen on
the TV screen.
monitor and associated electronics has HDMI capability,
then connect using these input/outputs. (preferred
connection method)
17. RS-232 Port
This RS-232 port allows a
connection for an optional control
14. Component Video In
Component Video In – These
inputs connect to the component-video outputs of your
DVD, SAT or other video
source if they have this capability. When these inputs are
selected the PT-7020A will
automatically route any video
signals going into these jacks to the component video out-
18. XLR Audio Outputs
These line-level balanced XLR
outputs connect to the XLR inputs of your amplifiers and
powered subwoofer. The outputs are: front left, front right,
center, left surround, left surround back, right surround
Remote Control
back, right surround and one subwoofer (LFE) output. If
your amplifier has a choice of inputs, we recommend using
the XLR balanced type. This gives better noise rejection,
especially for longer cable runs.
19. IEC Line Cord Socket
The PT-7020A comes with a detachable IEC line cord
which connects here. Plug the line cord into an AC wall
socket or power strip which is correctly configured with
the voltage and current
supply specified for the PT7020A.
Above the line cord socket
is the ON/OFF rocker
switch. Be sure this is in the
ON position after you
connect the PT-7020A to line
voltage so that it will power
up as intended.
The PT-7020A Remote Control complies with Part 15 of
the FCC rules. The PT-7020A Remote Control has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide a reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
The PT-7020A Remote Control generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If the PT-7020A Remote Control does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on
you can try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following:
ƒ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
ƒ Increase the separation between the equipment and
ƒ Connect the equipment into an outlet or a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
ƒ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
A few tips to get the most out of your PT-7020A Remote
ƒ Make sure you use high quality batteries and replace
them when you notice a reduction in the range and
operation of the remote control.
ƒ If at all possible make sure there is no direct sunlight or
fluorescent light shining on the remote sensor of the PT7020A.
ƒ Make sure there are no obstacles between the remote
control and remote sensor on the PT-7020A. The remote
is capable of operating up to 40-feet.
ƒ Use 2 high quality AAA batteries.
ƒ Using batteries incorrectly could result in leakage and
ƒ Do not mix old and new batteries together.
ƒ Always use identical batteries.
ƒ Make sure the plus (+) and the minus (-) ends match
those in the battery compartment in the remote control.
1. ON
This button powers the PT-7020A on from standby mode. When the
ON button is pressed, the blue light next to the power button will turn
off, and LOADING will appear in the display window for
approximately 3 seconds, and Sherbourn will appear next in the display
window for approximately 3 seconds. The last selected input will
appear and the volume will return to the last selected volume. The PT7020A is now ready to use. This can also be done with the POWER
button on the front of the unit.
This button group allows you to select the input source.
This will change the current audio selection to stereo.
This allows you to toggle between AM and FM
This mutes the sound. Press it down once the sound is muted, press it
down again and the sound returns to its previous volume. If Popup
Window is active, a window will display on the screen showing “Mute”.
This will display the current video resolution and allow you to change
it. Each time you press this, the unit will change resolution.
This will exit out of the menus
This returns you to the previous screen and if pressed repeatedly will
exit menu.
9. OFF
This turns the unit off and returns it to standby mode. (Note: Please
turn the volume down on the PT-7020A before turning it off. The PT7020A will return to the last volume level. Leaving the PT-7020A
turned to a high volume could result in damage to your speakers.)
10. INPUT (-) (+)
These buttons toggle between the inputs of your PT-7020A. (Note:
This is where setting up the PT-7020A’s inputs becomes important. If
you have only two source devices connected to your PT-7020A in the
INPUT setup menu under VISIBLE you can set it to NO for all the
unused inputs. Thus, allowing you to scroll through the only two source
units you have connected instead of scrolling through all 16 possible
11. MODE (-) (+)
This toggles between the audio modes available to the current source
This scans the preset stations that you set up in the TUNER setup menu.
This allows you to navigate manually through your preset stations.
These buttons allow you to scan up or down through the tuner presets.
14. ZONE 2
This section of the remote allows you to control the Zone-2 section of the
PT-7020A. These settings would have been setup in the Zone-2 section of
the SETUP menu.
This powers on and off your Zone 2. If Zone-2 is on and you turn off
the PT-7020A, the power button will remain blue to show you Zone 2
is active.
This allows you to choose the input for your Zone 2 operation. These
inputs would have been setup in the Zone 2 section of the SETUP
With the Zone 2 feature active, you can listen to what is playing in the
main theater. The PT-7020A will down mix the audio to two-channel.
You can also listen to another analog source (ex. CD player) while a
Blu-Ray (DVD) is playing in the main theater as long as the source is
connected to one of these inputs: Tuner, Aux 2 to Aux 11.
CH (-) (+)
This changes your stations if Zone 2 is set to Tuner
This allows you to toggle between AM and FM in Zone 2
VOL (-) (+)
This turns the volume up and down in Zone 2.
This will display the current status and mode of the PT-7020A.
16. DIM
This dims the display lights on your PT-7020A. It has 10 settings that
allows you to adjust the brightness to your liking or turn of the display
lights off completely.
17. MENU
This displays the OSD menu.
This allows you to navigate menus. Pressing ENTER confirms a setting.
19. VOLUME (-) (+)
This raises and lowers the volume of the PT-7020A.
Operating the PT-7020A
This will take you to the currently selected input MODE
display screen. As you can see the MODE option that was
set up is highlighted.
Under the DSP mode over to the right are the different
Processing options available to you.
Note: These will change with each MODE you have
USING THE OSD (On Screen Display)
Sherbourn’s PT-7020A has an easy to use intuitive OSD
with an adjustable transparency presented over live video
(HDMI only).
With your display device, PT-7020A, amplifiers and source
unit all turned on and working, press the MENU button on
the PT-7020A’s remote control. As you can see the MAIN
ƒ Parameter
This is where you set up the individual volume, bass, treble
and Dolby Volume settings. Decibel levels are from -10 to
+10 in 1dB increments. Your selections are:
Front Left, Center, Front Right, Surround Right, Back
Right, Back Left, Surround Left, Subwoofer, Front Bass,
Front Treble, Center Bass, Center Treble, Surround Bass,
Surround Treble and Dolby Volume which can be set to
Off, Low, Med or High.
ƒ Zone 2
With the Zone 2 feature active you can listen to what is
playing in the main theater or to another analog source
(ex. CD Player). Inputs for Zone-2 need to be analog.
However, a digital source on the Main Zone can be selected
for Zone-2.
MENU opens up with five options to choose from; INPUT,
To move to a different option press either the UP or DOWN
arrow on the remote control and press the ENTER button
to select.
ƒ Zone2 Power
On or Off
ƒ Input Select
For the inputs on Zone 2 you can choose:
Aux 2 to Aux 11 (Analog source only)
Sync (2-Channel down-mix of Main Zone)
With the INPUT screen on your video display you will see
the various inputs that you are able to set up in the PT7020A. You can choose between 16 inputs. The Tuner input
will always remain as the Tuner input.
Aux 1 to Aux 12
With the INPUT option highlighted, press ENTER on the
remote control.
This is where you set up all the features on the PT-7020A.
You have seven choices; INPUT NAME, INPUT SETUP,
ƒ Input Name
This is where you set up the names for sources you are
using. For example Source 2 (Source 1 is always the Tuner)
can be used for Blu-ray, Source 3 can by CD, Source 4 can
be Cable, etc. You can use up to 8 letters to name your
Use the up and down arrows to change the letters. Pressing
the down arrow will give you small letters and pressing
the up arrows will give you capital letters. Use the right
arrow to navigate to the next letter and use the left arrow
to go back to the previous letter.
This will take you to the INPUT display screen. With the
DVD option highlighted you can see the AUDIO and
VIDEO that is setup for DVD to the right. These would
have been setup in SYSTEM SETUP menu under INPUT
As you can see if you scrolled up to TUNER or scrolled
down to any of the AUX inputs the OSD would show the
AUDIO and VIDEO options for each one.
ƒ Mode
With the MODE option highlighted, press ENTER on the
remote control.
Each source can be assigned to any input you choose. The
factory default settings can be changed.
There are 16 sources that can be set up independently.
ƒ Input Setup
This is where you set up the individual inputs to your
specifications. Each input has seven choices; VISIBLE,
Each input can be setup in multiple configurations for a
single source unit. INPUT 2, INPUT 3 and INPUT 4 can
be all used for the same source unit. In this case we will
use a Blu-Ray player. For INPUT 2 you can set the VIDEO
to HDMI and the AUDIO to HDMI for Blu-Ray movies.
For INPUT 3 you can set the VIDEO to NONE and the
AUDIO to ANALOG for CDs. For INPUT 4 you can set
the VIDEO to HDMI and the AUDIO to EXT 7.1 CH for
concert DVD’s etc.
ƒ Visible
This can be set to NO or YES. If there isn’t a source for
any given input, set the input to NO so it does not appear
on the on-screen menus when you are scrolling through
the sources on the remote control or PT-7020A.
ƒ Audio
This is where you choose the AUDIO for your source unit.
You can choose ANALOG, EXT 7.1 CH, CO-AXIAL,
ƒ Video
This is where you choose the VIDEO for your source units.
You can choose HDMI, COMPOSITE, S-VIDEO or
ƒ Input Level
This is where you set the input volume level for each
source. The source can be set from -10 to +10 in 1 db
increments. This is where you would level match all your
sources to the same volume.
ƒ Lipsync
This is where you set up the lipsync for any sources that
you find need it. You can adjust the lipsync from 0mS to
200mS in 1mS increments. Each input can be set
ƒ Trigger
This is where you set up your triggers for your amps and
source units. You can choose AMP 1, AMP 2, MUSIC and
The triggers can be set up in a way that allows you to turn
on multiple amps and source units in different
configurations. For instance you can set the triggers to
power on your CD player for two-channel music. You can
also set the triggers to turn on your Blu-Ray player for
These can be set to on or off and each input can be set
ƒ E/Q Mode
This is where you select any of the three EQ’s or none.
Calibrated measurement microphone included. You can set
this to NONE and you also have three Manual EQ settings.
The EQ’s are setup in the SYSTEM SETUP menu. (When
the SRC is engaged, Manual EQ 1 is the default selection.)
ƒ Video Setup
This is where you setup all your video adjustments. You
have four choices RESOLUTION, VIDEO ADJUST,
ƒ Resolution (This is a global control.)
This is where you set up the resolution of the output to
match your video monitor or projector and display unit.
There are multiple selections; 480P 60Hz, 576P 50Hz, 720P
50 Hz, 1080i 50Hz, 1080i 60Hz, 1080P 60 Hz, Auto and
Pass Through.
Note: A 1080p24 source will get routed through the PT7020A as 1080p24 but is not selectable for scaling.
When set to Auto the PT-7020A, Blu-Ray Player and Video
display will communicate and set the optimum resolution
for all units.
When set to Pass Through it will pass the video signal to
the display device bit for bit. (No scaling or video
processing are done in this mode.)
ƒ Video Adjust
This is where you setup the video adjustments for each
input. You have five choices; COLOR, BRIGHTNESS,
If the PT-7020A is set to Pass Through you cannot adjust
the OSD depth. The PT-7020A will use the OSD Depth
that you set before you set it to Pass Through.
The OSD Depth control allows you to adjust the
transparency of the OSD Menu.
ƒ Deep Color
This allows you to turn DEEP COLOR off or on.
Deep Color is only supported if your video display device
and source are 12 bit. If it is not, turn Deep Color off.
Popup OSD
The Popup OSD is the small OSD window that comes up
on the screen as the source signal changes. If you don’t
want this, you can set it to off.
ƒ Advanced Playback
This is where you can choose from the audio playback
options for each input. Whatever audio stream is coming
from the source, this menu allows you to set the option for
each audio option i.e.; If an analog audio source is
recognized by the PT-7020A you have five choices; Stereo,
Direct, DSP, PLIIx and NEO:6. If you set this to Direct,
every time you are on this input and the PT-7020A
recognizes an analog source the PT-7020A will
automatically be set to direct. Each audio mode can have
different presets.
Direct mode bypasses all DSP, Tone and Bass management
circuits. It is stereo only and offers the shortest signal path
through the PT-7020A. Only the front left and right
speakers are engaged. When using this mode it is
recommended that your front right and left speakers be set
to large.
The DSP, PLIIx and Neo:6 modes have different
selections of sound processing that you can choose. They
are as follows:
DSP (Digital Signal Processing)
Dolby PLIIx
DTS Neo: 6
Cinema 3CH
Cinema 6CH
Music 5CH
Music 6CH
Stereo, Direct, DSP, PLIIx, NEO:6
Stereo, Direct, DSP, PLIIx, NEO:6
Stereo, Direct, DSP, PLIIx
Digital 2/0
Stereo, Direct, PLIIx, NEO:6, Digital
Dolby D
Stereo, Direct, Digital, Digital EX
Dolby DDEX
Stereo, Direct, Dolby D, Dolby DDEX
DTS 2/0
Stereo, Direct, PLIIx, NEO:6, DTS
Stereo, Direct, DSP, PLIIx, DTS, DTS ES
Stereo, Direct, DTS, DTS ES
Dolby HD
Stereo, Direct, Dolby HD
Stereo, Direct, PLIIx, DTS HD
Connection Diagram 1:
Connecting a DVD-Video and/or Blu-Ray Player
(Using HDMI)
This configuration shows a DVD-Video and/or Blu-Ray player connection where the audio and
video output from the DVD-Video and/or Blu-Ray player is taken through the HDMI connection.
When you select DVD on the PT-7020A, the audio output from the
DVD player will play through the PT-7020A and video will appear on
the TV or projector (remember that you must first select the correct
input on the TV). This method will give the best digital picture quality
and the discrete encoded Dolby or DTS audio is decoded by the PT7020A through the HDMI input.
NOTE: Connecting HDMI for your audio and
video will allow you to take advantage of all
the latest High Definition and Lossless audio
and video formats and is the preferred method
of connections
Connection Diagram 2
Connecting a DVD-Video Player
(Using Digital Audio + Component Video)
This configuration shows a DVD-Video player connection where the audio output from the DVDVideo player is taken from the digital output (Coaxial or Optical) and video output is taken from the
Component Video outputs (the Red/Blue/Green trio).
When you select DVD on the PT-7020A, the audio output from the DVD
player will play through the audio system and video will appear on the TV or
projector (you must first select the correct input on the TV). This method will
give the best picture quality and enable the discrete encoded Dolby or DTS
audio to be decoded by the PT-7020A.
Note: Digital audio connections are
necessary to decode surround sound
encoded material such as Dolby Digital
or DTS. Use Coaxial (shown) or Optical
Connection Diagram 3
Connecting a DVD-Video Player
(Using Analog Audio + Composite Video)
This configuration shows a DVD-Video player connection where the audio output from the
DVD-Video player is taken from the analog outputs (Red and White RCA jacks) and video
output is taken from the Composite Video output (the Yellow RCA jack).
When you select DVD on the PT-7020A, the audio output from the DVD
player will play through the audio system and video will appear on the TV or
projector (remember that you must first select the correct input on the TV).
While this method will certainly get you up and running, using the S-Video
connection would be preferred if you want to experience a better picture
quality while using only a single analog video connection between the DVD
player and PT-7020A. For the best picture quality, see the Component Video
or HDMI Connections.
Note: S-Video connection provides a better
quality picture than Composite Video but not
as good as component or HDMI.
Connection Diagram 4
Connecting to the Cable or Satellite Box and TV
(Using Digital Audio + Component Video)
This configuration shows the PT-7020A connections to the “main” video display where video
output is taken from the Component Video outputs (the Red/Blue/Green trio) labeled
“Component” on the back panel of the PT-7020A. Audio in this case is connected between the
set top box and the PT-7020A using a Digital Audio (Coaxial or Optical) connection.
This will give the best analog picture quality, especially if the video source component
(such as the Cable or Satellite Box) output begins as a native Component Video output.
Remember that with the video trans-coding feature, the PT-7020A will still allow our
Composite, Component and S-Video source inputs to up convert to the HDMI outputs,
but you should always connect the highest quality video signal available.
Note: Digital Audio connections from the
Cable/Satellite Box to the PT-7020A are shown,
but if your Cable/Satellite Box is not equipped
with Digital Audio, analog RCA audio
connections would be the second choice.
Note: Component Video Input on the TV or
Projector. There may be more than one input
on high end video screens.
Connection Diagram 5
Connecting the 7.1 Channel Analog Inputs
This configuration shows the 7.1 channel inputs that would be used for a DVD-1, SACD and
other DSP bypass situations. You may also elect to use this input choice if your DVD-Video
player has its own surround processor, or if you have an external (dedicated) surround processor,
in which case, the Digital Audio connection would also be present.
The 7.1 channels of audio completely bypass all digital processing functions
of the PT-7020A including tone controls, surround processing and bass
management features. This provides the purest signal quality for high
resolution DVD-A or SACD media. This input is only applicable for the
This example for the video portion of the connection of the connection
demonstrates how a Composite signal is used out of the DVD-A player and
is up-scaled in the PT-7020A to utilize the Component Video output to the
TV. Always use the highest quality native video signal available out of the
source component as a general rule of thumb.
Connection Diagram 6
Connecting a CD Player
(Digital Audio)
This configuration shows a CD Player connection where the audio output from the CD Player is
taken from the digital audio output (Orange RCA jack in the “Digital Inputs” section).
When you select CD on PT-7020A, the audio output from the CD player will play
through the audio system. While this method of connection is preferred, if the CD
player is not equipped with a digital output (either optical or coaxial as shown) you
may choose to use the analog stereo RCA connection instead. The advantage of
doing it the way shown is utilizing the professional grade digital to analog converters
built into the PT-7020A to decode the signal rather than having that done in the CD
Connection Diagram 7
Connecting a Cassette Tape or DAT Deck
This configuration shows a Cassette Tape Deck connection where the audio output is taken from the
left and right audio outputs (may also be labeled PLAY). If you plan to use the Cassette Tape Deck for
recording, you also must connect the PT-7020A’s TAPE audio outputs into the Cassette Tape Deck
inputs (may also be labeled RECORD).
Depending on the type of tape deck you connect, the inputs and output on the PT7020A can be connected to TAPE or DAT. If you have both types connected, choose
only one source at a time. The “TAPE” source input tracks to both the TAPE and
DAT inputs, so you can’t have both playing at the same time. In the diagram shown,
recording from any selected source is possible except recording between Cassette
Tape and DAT. This is called “dubbing” and is beyond the design intent of the PT7020A.
Note: The Tape Deck outputs are sometimes labeled
PLAY and the Tape Deck inputs are sometimes
labeled RECORD.
Connection Diagram 8
Connecting the AM and FM Antennas
This configuration shows the AM and FM antenna connections. The AM antenna should be a
“loop” style antenna with two wires that connect into the AM ANTENNA receptacles. The FM
antenna must terminate into an “F Style” connector and has a 75 Ohm impedance.
Position the AM and FM antennas where reception is best. The AM loop
antenna that has been included with the PT-7020A has been matched to the
AM tuner for optimum reception. If you choose to use an outdoor FM antenna,
please observe proper safety precautions regarding home wiring as outlined
in the beginning of this manual.
Connection Diagram 9
Connecting an Amplifier
(7.1 Configuration)
This configuration shows the MAIN ZONE connections to a multi-channel amplifier configured
for 7 channel operation. Also note the connection of the 12 VDC trigger to turn on the amplifier.
In this configuration the PT-7020A is connected to 7 channels of
amplification via XLR outputs. The XLR SUBWOOFER output would
connect to the input of a powered subwoofer.
Connection Diagram 10
Connecting a Powered Subwoofer via XLR or RCA
This configuration shows the MAIN ZONE connections to a multi-channel amplifier as in the
previous connection illustration, only the powered subwoofer connection utilized the XLR output
from PT-7020A. The advantage of the XLR balanced connections is that they have a much higher
rejection to any radiated noise from AC line cord interference.
Note: As an alternative to the XLR SUB Output, there is (1) RCA
SUB output in the 7.1 CH OUT section of the PT-7020A.
Connection Diagram 11
Connecting an Amplifier
(Zone 2)
This configuration shows the ZONE 2 connections to two channels of a multi-channel
amplifier. In this configuration you would run just the two channels for Zone 2. If you are
connecting Zone 2 in this way, you should connect both the MAIN Zone and Zone 2
trigger inputs to turn on the amplifier.
Speaker Placement Tips
than this, you can experiment by adding sound deadening
material such as drapes on the walls to reduce any unwanted
Tips Before Beginning
Read this section thoroughly. There are a number of ways
in which it may seem aesthetically pleasing to place
speakers in a room that will ultimately result in a sound
quality compromise. The placement of speakers is equally
as important as the room itself. While there may be very
little you can do about the room where your system is
installed, you can choose placement of speakers within
that room to maximize the sound quality of the system.
Ultimately, this will give a much better result when you
are enjoying your system and your new Sherbourn PT7020A.
The Center Speaker
Most movie dialog will come from the center speaker, so
careful positioning is an important part of a good home
theater system. Your eyes and ears should focus you
attention towards the center of the screen.
The center speaker can sit on top or directly underneath
the TV, as long as it is located on the centerline and not off
to one side. Ideally, you would try to maintain a deviation
from the center line of the speakers of less than 12". This
means the center speaker will not be lower or higher than
12" to the center measurement of the LEFT and RIGHT
MAIN speaker center measurements.
Overall, the best placement for front speakers is where the
sound is directed at ear level. This means that the speakers
themselves can be in positions lower (like small floor
standing speakers) or higher (like in-wall or in-ceiling
speakers) as long as the sound is “pointed” toward the
listeners and preferably around ear level. Ideally you will
place the speakers so they create an imaginary triangle with
the listening position. This is known as the “Stereo
Triangle” among audiophiles. A little toe-in of the front
speakers sometimes helps the perceived distance between
the speakers as more intimate and reinforces a phantom
center image. If you are doing a “2.1” system, a subwoofer
can also be a little challenging to install depending on the
room. In multiple subwoofer installations, the positioning
of the woofers to the listener as well as to each other is
critical because there can be problems with cancellation if
optimum placement is not observed
Position the front face of the speaker close to the front
edge of the TV cabinet. (The sound waves may otherwise
reflect off the top of the TV cabinet and distort the center
In some systems, two center speakers are used; one on
either side of the TV. As they are in mono, the result is a
sound image that is positioned exactly at the screen center.
The Surround Speakers
Place each surround speaker to be an equal distance away
from your central listening position and keep them at least
one or two feet above ear level.
Dipole surround speakers are usually positioned to the side
of your listening position. They radiate forwards and
backwards and have a quiet null zone (the “apex” of the
triangular shape) which should point towards the listener.
The overall effect is that you cannot hear the direct sound
from the surround speakers because they don’t directly
radiate into the listening space. Most manufacturers of
dipole speakers intended for use as an effects or surround
speaker have excellent details on optimum positioning for
the best overall results based on the application.
The Front Speakers
You should closely follow the placement recommendations
of your speaker manufacturer, with the addition of the
following points:
The left and right front speakers should be positioned so
that you are exactly centered between them. This will help
focus your attention towards the screen.
Conventional surround speakers can be placed behind the
listener, on the rear walls or the side walls or in the ceiling.
Adjust the angle so they do not point directly at the listener
but cause reflections from the sidewalls, floor, or the
ceiling. Avoiding direct aim at the listening positions will
give the effect of broadening the rear soundstage so that
you cannot distinguish the sound as coming from a small
box on the wall but from a larger area behind you.
For the best overall imaging, the left speaker should be set
exactly the same distance and angle away from your
listening position as the right speaker. It is recommended
that you use a tape measure to set them up to be the same
distance away, within about half an inch tolerance.
If you have a smaller TV, the speakers should be no more
than two feet away from the sides of the TV. If possible,
have the center, left and right speakers at the same height
(within two feet). This will help give a smooth transition
when sound effects move from speaker to speaker.
The Surround Back Speakers
The PT-7020A has two extra outputs for surround back
speakers. These create a wonderful sense of realism in
surround effects during playback of Dolby TrueHD, DTS
HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic
IIx, and DTS ES.
Ideally, the speakers should be no closer than two feet from
the rear and side walls in order to reduce any reflections
that might upset the imaging. If your speakers are closer
The PT-7020A can be configured for one or two surround
back speakers. Ideally, all the surround speakers should be
of the same make and model, and fitted at similar heights
to produce a smooth continuous sound field. If you are
connecting one surround back speaker, connect its amplifier
BACK output. Place the speaker behind your listening
Subwoofer Location
The PT-7020A has two subwoofer outputs, the unbalanced
RCA output and the balanced sub output.
Placing the subwoofer in a corner usually creates the best
possible situation for the sound to speak to the room,
allowing even distribution of the bass frequencies. Often
the corner that offers nearby placement to the front speakers
may yield the best results, but you should try several
locations before settling on just one.
The best location for a single subwoofer can be found by
playing a couple of different low frequency test tones (or
some music with heavy sustained bass passages) and
proceeding with the following easy 1-2-3 process:
1. Place the subwoofer right on the seat of your couch or
listening chair.
the screen, an unshielded speaker is too close to the screen
and should be moved away from the television until the
color distortion disappears.
Note - most powered home subwoofers feature a phase
control with a range between 0-180 degrees. This is present
so that in situations where the optimum location is not
particularly desirable, you can locate the subwoofer
elsewhere nearby and make a slight adjustment to the phase
so that is sound arrives to the listener at the same time as
the other speakers. Ideally, sound arriving at the same time
is what allows the subwoofer to create the illusion of the
main speakers making the bass. This is what enhances the
listening experience.
Bass Management
Unlike higher frequencies, it is difficult to discern exactly
from which direction lower bass is coming.
The PT-7020A has a bass management system which takes
advantage of this effect. It allows you to choose whether
your speakers will play the full frequency range or if the
bass will be redirected to the subwoofer. The advantages
of redirecting the bass to a subwoofer include the following:
ƒ The overall bass of the system is improved as subwoofers
are specially designed for this frequency range.
2. You can then either run the calibration (noise) signal
through it, or simply plug the analog outputs of a CD player
directly into your subwoofer’s low-level inputs. Turn down
the subwoofer’s volume level before turning on the CD,
then play the test tones or some music with heavy sustained
bass passages.
ƒ The subwoofer can simultaneously play the bass from
all the speakers, in addition to its own low frequency
effects channel (LFE).
3. Walk around the room, standing in all the positions where
you might be able to place the subwoofer. Again, this is
usually near the corners of the room. Try locations fairly
close to the front speakers.
ƒ Smaller speakers can be used for main front, center and
surround, as they do not have to reproduce the low
frequency range. This leads to a saving in speaker
expense and room space. A subwoofer is required if the
front speakers are set to SMALL.
Try a few different setups to determine where in the room
the bass output from the subwoofer sounds the loudest.
Shut things down and install the subwoofer there. This is
the best position for the subwoofer. The bass will sound
the best when you are sitting in your normal listening
If your subwoofer seems to sound best when it is near the
front speakers (often the case), keep in mind that most
television sets may not react well to the subwoofer if it is
not built specifically for use in a home theater application.
While most front Left/Center/Right speakers do have
shielding when intended for use in a home theater
application, subwoofers are not always magnetically
shielded and may damage the television if placed too close.
If you want to check if this will be a problem, select an
unused video input on the television to bring up a single
color screen. If you see any color distortion anywhere on
ƒ There is no loss in perception of the position of movie
or music sound effects, as the ear cannot easily locate
the position of low frequency sources.
ƒ Your amplifiers do not waste power reproducing the low
frequency range when using a powered subwoofer.
Nearly all home audio subwoofers are self powered.
The Sherbourn room correction and speaker setup system
will set all your speaker sizes, distances and crossovers.
These can also be set manually to tailor the settings to
your specific needs.
Dolby Digital and DTS modes are designed especially for
complete systems with front, center, and surround speakers
and subwoofers. You need all of the speakers to get the
best performance from your Home Theater. If you do not
have a subwoofer connected, then you should not use the
bass management system (so set all of the speakers to
Large). Without a subwoofer, you will be missing the 5.1
LFE (low frequency effects) information.
Speaker Setup
increments. (Use this selection for manual set up only.
Sherbourn room EQ will set the distances for you). First
measure and write down all the speaker distances from
where you normally sit.
This is where you set up your SPEAKER SIZE,
From the SPEAKER SETUP menu scroll to SPEAKER
DISTANCE and press ENTER. You will see the list of
speakers on the left and distance on the right. With the top
choice (LEFT FRONT) highlighted press ENTER. Use the
right and left arrow keys to adjust the distance that you
measured for the front LEFT FRONT speaker. Press
ENTER again to save it. Now scroll down to the next
speaker and repeat. Continue until all your speakers are
set to the distance you measured.
Speaker Size and Crossover (These will be set for you if
you use room calibration but you can make changes to
them or set them yourself.).
You can set the L/R Front and Center from FULL to 200Hz.
You can set the L/R Surround and L/R Back from NONE
to 250Hz. When the L/R Back is set to anything except
NONE you can choose 2CH or 1Ch depending if you have
1 or 2 surround back speakers.
Speaker Level
This is where you set each speaker’s level independently.
You can set each speaker 10dB to +10dB. This is for level
trims after Level Calibration.
You can set the Subwoofer from 40Hz to 250Hz. (All
speaker crossovers can be set to the following; 40, 45, 50,
55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120, 140, 160,
LFE Level (Each mode can be set separately)
This is where you can set the LFE level for the various
audio modes. These modes are EXT 7.1CH, Multi-PCM,
DTS 2/0, DTS, DTS ES and DTS HD.
Enhanced Bass can only be used if the front left and right
speakers are set to full.
Front, Center, Surround, Back and Sub X-over Slopes can
be set at 12dB or 24dB
HDMI Audio Output (TV only)
The HDMI Audio Output can be set to off and Auto. You
would set this to off if you did not want the PT-7020A to
send audio to your TV. The Audio sent to the TV is PCM
2.0 at 48k
Level Calibration
This is where you use the test tones to set the volume levels
of your speakers and subwoofer.
Sherbourn recommends using a high quality SPL (Sound
Pressure Level) Meter for this step. (Use this selection for
manual set up only. Sherbourn Room calibration (SRC)
will set the levels for you).
First set your sound level meter at your approximate ear
level where you normally sit. Follow the instructions that
came with your SPL Meter for optimum LEVEL
To do this manually, press the MENU button on the Remote
Control. From the MAIN MENU scroll to SETUP, press
ENTER. When the SYSTEM SETUP menu appears scroll
to SPEAKER SETUP, press enter again. When the
SPEAKER SETUP menu appears press enter when LEVEL
CALIBRATION is highlighted.
The LEVEL CALIBRATIION screen appears. You will see
a picture of a home theater setup. A test tone will start in
the left front speaker. Set you SPL Meter to 75 db. Press
ENTER. The test tone will now go to the next speaker.
Continue this until all your speakers are set to 75db. This
will work with either a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration.
Speaker Distance
This is where you set the speaker distances from your
seating position. You are able to set the speakers in .1 foot
Sherbourn Room Correction
The SRC Auto Room Correction is able to correct
deficiencies in your room acoustics by flattening the
response. This does not necessarily mean that this correct,
only your ears can tell you what sounds good to you. The
SRC gives you a base starting point.
Configuring SRC (Sherbourn Room Calibration)
Hook the supplied microphone to the back of the PT7020A. Go to the setup menu and scroll down to the SRC
/ EQ and hit enter. The SRC / EQ screen opens. Hit enter
with the SRC auto setup highlighted.
The first screen will open, it will say; Please wait, SRC
The next screen will open, it will say; Quiet Please Press
[ENTER] to start.
SRC then tests the ambient sound levels for your room
and the screen will say; Testing Ambient, please wait.
(It is important to be extremely quiet during this initial
phase. Turn off all fans, air conditioners etc. that will
disturb the rooms ambient sound levels.)
AM/FM Tuner Operation
This section describes how to setup the TUNER in the PT7020A. Make sure the appropriate antennas are connected
for the best reception.
In the main input setup menu make sure TUNER is
highlighted. On the right you will see the options available
to you.
This allows you to choose AM or FM
This displays the current frequency.
FM Mode
This allows you to choose what mode you want to listen to
the tuner. You can choose STEREO or MONO.
Auto Tuning
By pressing enter on the remote control the PT-7020A will
automatically tune in any local stations that are available
and store them as presets.
Manual Up
This allows you to scroll up through the stations.
The next screen will read; Test ambient result; Test Ambient
Pass!; Press [ENTER] to continue.
Manual Down
This allows you to scroll down through the stations.
SRC will then test for Presence, Phase and Distance. The
PT-7020A will send out MLS (Maximum Length
Sinewave) Pulses to each speaker. When this completes
the screen will read; Test completed read results below.
You can see the results on the screen. Press enter to
This allows you to put into memory your favorite stations.
You can store 6 presets in AM and 24 in FM.
SRC will then test for Level, Crossover and EQ. Again the
PT-7020A will send out MLS (Maximum Length
Sinewave) Pulses to each speaker. When this completes
the screen will read; Test completed read results below.
You can see the results on the screen.
Input Level
This is where you set the input level. This allows you to
make sure all your inputs are set to the same volume level.
This is where you set your triggers for the tuner to turn on
the amplifiers you choose.
When you press next SRC will allow you to choose where
you want to save the completed room correction and
speaker settings to. You have three choices; Manual 1,
Manual 2 and Manual 3. This allows you to save the SRC
settings and to also set up two other selections manually.
You can also go into the SRC settings and adjust these
manually to suit your specific needs after you have accepted
and saved the settings.
Each input can be set up independently with a different
Load Default
This is where you can return all of your PT-7020A’s settings
to the original factory default. If you get into a real bind
and feel like you have messed it all up, fear not. By loading
defaults it will erase all user settings and start anew.
2nd Zone Operation
Troubleshooting Guide
With the Zone-2 feature active you can listen to what is
playing in the main theater or any other analog input
somewhere else in the house. If you want to listen to the
main theater in Zone-2 the PT-7020A will down mix the
audio to two-channel. You can also listen to another analog
source (ex. CD Player) while a Blu-Ray (DVD) is playing
in the main theater as long as the source is connected to
one of the analog inputs listed below.
The Sherbourn PT-7020A is expertly designed and built to
provide years of trouble-free performance. Most problems
that occur can usually be solved by checking your setup or
making sure that the audio and video components
connected to the processor are on and fully operational.
The following information will help you deal with common
setup problems you may experience during normal use of
your unit. If problems persist, contact your Sherbourn
Dealer for help.
You have a variety of options that will allow you enjoy
your PT-7020A in another room, outside on the patio or by
the pool.
The PT-7020A will not turn on (No Power)
ƒ Important – Please note the PT-7020A requires
initialization after the power cord is plugged into the
line cord receptacle. Push and hold the power button
for approx. 5 seconds. The unit will power up after this
small delay. The second push of the power button will
turn the unit off and after this the unit will turn on and
off in a normal fashion.
ƒ Make sure the unit’s line cord is connected to an unswitched outlet.
ƒ Make sure the ON/OFF rocker switch on the back of the
unit is in the “ON” position.
ƒ Make sure the correct line voltage setting is selected
Go to the MAIN MENU and scroll down to Zone 2. Once
there you have the following options.
Zone2 Power
This can be set to either ON or OFF
Input Select
This is where you choose the inputs you would like to use
for your Zone 2 operation. You have the following choices:
Aux 2 to Aux 11
Sync (This tracks what is on in the main theater.)
No Sound (from one or more full range speakers)
You will need a second amp to run your speakers for your
Zone-2 source unit.
ƒ Speaker cables may have come undone. Turn off your
system and check the cables, and tighten the binding
ƒ An audio cable may have an internal break.
ƒ The volume level is low for the channels concerned.
Recheck the calibration procedure (page 33).
ƒ The Mute switch is on.
ƒ The channel has not been turned on in the Speaker Size
Menu (page 32).
ƒ The correct surround mode is not selected. (Some DVD
discs are stereo only).
ƒ Note: In Source Direct mode, only the front left and right
speakers are engaged. They must also be set to Large.
No Subwoofer (or poor output)
ƒ The subwoofer’s amplifier is off or its controls are set
ƒ Are all other speakers set to LARGE in the Speaker Size
ƒ SUB is not switched on in the Speaker Size Menu (page
ƒ Recheck the calibration procedure (page 33).
ƒ Adjust the Crossover and check Bass Management (page
ƒ See pages 30-31 to find the best location for your
ƒ If the bass is weak during Dolby Digital or DTS playback,
check the correct audio output is selected in your DVD
menu, otherwise it may just play stereo into your PT7020A and you won’t get the true LFE signal to the
Poor AM Reception
ƒ Often one of the main complaints about poor AM
reception is that the same AM station can be heard at
different frequencies. Check to see is BOTH wires of
the AM loop antenna are connected. A loop antenna is
required for AM reception, as it forms part of the frontend tuned circuit.
Poor FM Reception
ƒ The antenna may be incorrectly attached.
ƒ Station not correctly tuned in, weak or off the air.
ƒ You can improve reception by using external antennas.
Some cable TV feeds also offer FM reception.
Input Selection Problems
ƒ If you find that certain inputs cannot be selected, Check
the INPUTS menu of the OSD (page 16), and make sure
that the input has not been disabled in that particular
There is No TV Picture
ƒ Make sure that the video input of your TV monitor is
connected to the Main monitor output on the PT-7020A
rear panel.
ƒ Check that your Monitor is selecting its correct video
ƒ Check the video connection from your selected source
component into the PT-7020A.
ƒ Make sure that you are using the correct video
connections. If in doubt, try connecting the video output
from your source directly to your TV monitor. This will
help you narrow down the problem.
ƒ Use only one type of Component Video, S-Video, or
Composite Video connection on a given input.
ƒ If more than one are present at the same time, the PT7020A will choose higher quality format and the S-Video
and the Composite Video output will be off in this case.
No Tone Control Functions
ƒ Remember that the tone controls are non-functioning
whenever the PT-7020A is using the 8-CH input, Source
Direct mode, or in Zone 2.
No Dolby Digital or DTS Playback
ƒ Look for the Dolby Digital or DTS Logo on the source
program’s box or sleeve. Make sure your player’s digital
output is set to BITSTREAM for Dolby Digital or DTS.
This is often a player’s setup menu item, not the disc’s
menu. Some discs are available with a number of
different options, such as Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro
Logic. Make sure that you have selected the correct mode
from your player’s menu. Only digital inputs will work
for these modes. Check that your player’s digital output
is connected to the appropriate corresponding digital
input on your PT-7020A.
ƒ There is no AC-3 RF input connection for Laserdisc
players. You will need an external RF demodulator.
ƒ Check the calibration procedure from time to time. This
is an excellent way of checking that all speakers are
working correctly.
ƒ Noise bursts are heard when DTS encoded CDs or LDs
are played. Compressed DTS data uses the normal digital
audio tracks of CDs and LDs. This analog noise may be
heard in your system before the DTS digital signal is
locked on, or it may appear as a background hiss. To
reduce or prevent this noise, disconnect any analog
connections to your CD, DVD, or Laserdisc players. Just
use the Digital connections and see if this addresses the
No On-Screen Display
ƒ See page 16
ƒ Press the remote’s MENU button to activate the OSD. It
should be present even when no video source has been
selected. Remember, there is no OSD “Pop Up” for
component video connections.
Sound drops out with CD or DVD playback
ƒ Make sure the disc is not dirty or scratched.
ƒ Some inexpensive players and changers tend to mistrack
more often, causing dropouts with an external DAC.
Remote Not Working
ƒ See page 13
ƒ Make sure the batteries are not dead, or installed
ƒ Make sure that the PT-7020A front panel receiver
window is not obstructed.
ƒ Check that the front or rear IR receivers have not been
turned off in the OSD CONTROL menu.
ZONE 2 Not Working
ƒ See page 16
ƒ Zone 2 is set “disabled” from the factory, so you must
use the OSD Zone 2 menu on page 16 to enable it when
you are ready to use it. This enables Zone 2, but it does
not turn it on. Once Zone 2 is enabled, use the remote
control’s Zone 2 device button, followed by the Power
button to turn Zone 2 on. Alternatively, press the front
panel Zone 2 button, followed by the main Power button.
The front panel (left hand side) Zone 2 Power light will
be on when the zone is active (i.e. engaged and on).
ƒ The Zone 2 Adjust light turns on when the zone is being
adjusted. For example, if you turn Zone 2 on with the
remote, and adjust the volume, Zone 2’s volume changes,
and the Zone 2 Adjust light will be on.
Zone 2 does not play digital inputs
ƒ Zone 2 can play analog sources independent of what is
playing in the Main Zone. It cannot play from a digitalonly source unless that input is selected and playing in
the Main Zone. To play a source such as a DVD player
in Zone 2 independent of the Main Zone, make sure you
connect the player’s L/R analog audio output to the PT7020A too.
External Amplifier(s) Shut Down (Often or
Check the following:
ƒ Make sure each speaker’s average impedance is not less
than your amplifiers can safely handle.
ƒ The amplifier(s) have good ventilation, no vents are
ƒ Try setting all the speakers to Small, and let your
subwoofers handle the heavy bass.
ƒ Check that the amplifier(s) power output is a good match
for your speakers. If your speakers are inefficient,
consider using larger power amplifiers.
ƒ Make sure all wiring is correct and there are no shorts.
the room, so they are making no connection to the PT7020A or the TV, or any other component. If the hum is
caused by the cable TV line, then you will need a “ground
loop isolator.” This is an inexpensive device fitted in
line with the coaxial cable feed. Contact your cable
company or your Sherbourn Dealer.
Disconnect all connections from the PT-7020A to your
Disconnect any component which has a grounded power
If the hum persists, disconnect all the source components
one at a time from the back of the PT-7020A, until you
identify the problem. (Ground loop isolators are available
for audio lines and video. Ask your Sherbourn Dealer or
a professional home entertainment integrator for
Try moving the speaker cables away from any power
cords. Try just one speaker, connecting it to different
channels and see if an amplifier channel is bad.
If you are still having a problem, remember that
Sherbourn’s technical support staff will assist you.
Other Probable Causes of Noise
ƒ Speaker noise may also be caused by interference or
noise on your AC line. Make sure there are no large
appliances sharing the line, or halogen lamps or lightdimming Triac devices.
ƒ Try connecting your system to another AC socket on a
separate line.
ƒ If the hum is heard from within the PT-7020A and not
through the speakers, this may also be caused by
interference on the AC or DC lines. The power
transformers may turn this interference into an audible
noise. Internal hum can be made worse by a shelf or
cabinet resonating, so try moving the PT-7020A to
another shelf.
ƒ Try moving your components further away from the TV,
especially if you ever notice the screen has changed color
in the area closest to the component.
ƒ If you have very high efficiency speakers, these may
tend to reveal noises which other speakers do not.
PT-7020A “Locks Up” (No Response)
ƒ Unplug AC power momentarily, and press Power to turn
back on. If this does not work, try the reset procedure.
Problems Updating PT-7020A Firmware
ƒ Check that the serial cable is connected correctly between
the PT-7020A and your computer’s serial port.
ƒ If you have a Palm Pilot™ or similar device with
“HotSync™” or its equivalent, you may need to disable
this software before proceeding. This software ‘seizes’
control of a serial port on your machine and prevents
the Sherbourn software from accessing that port. Use
another port or disable HotSync.
ƒ For additional information regarding technical issues
encountered with updating the firmware of the PT7020A, visit the Sherbourn website at:
“Hum” Noises
ƒ This problem is more than likely caused by a “ground
loop” in your system, rather than a fault in the PT-7020A.
Follow these steps to isolate the main cause of the hum,
there may even be more than one.
ƒ Remember to turn off all components in your system,
including the PT-7020A, before disconnecting or
connecting any cables.
ƒ Disconnect the following items in order, and check each
time if the hum has gone away:
ƒ Disconnect all cables which come from outside the room,
such as cable TV, satellite TV, or roof top antennas. Make
sure that they are disconnected where they first enter
Five Year Limited Warranty
Subject to the terms and conditions stated below,
Sherbourn Technologies, Inc. (Sherbourn) warrants to
the original owner that this model PT-7020A shall be
free from defects in workmanship or materials for a
term of five (5) years from its date of purchase from an
Authorized Sherbourn Dealer. Transfer of this product
by its original owner (the ‘Owner’) will automatically
terminate this Warranty regardless of when occurring.
In the event of any defect covered by this warranty,
Sherbourn shall provide all parts, materials, and labor
necessary to restore the Product to its original
specifications, and shall return the Product to its owner at
Sherbourn’s expense. In the alternative, Sherbourn may at
its sole option either replace the Product without charge,
or if its replacement is not commercially practicable or
repair or replacement cannot be accomplished within a
reasonable time, Sherbourn may refund the purchase price
of the Product, subject where appropriate to reasonable
depreciation for actual use in accordance with applicable
laws, in full satisfaction of its warranty obligations.
Sherbourn’s sole obligation under this warranty shall be
to repair or replace the product, or at its option refund
the purchase price, as provided for hereinabove.
Sherbourn does not warrant against, nor shall it be liable
for, any of the following: removal or installation charges,
shipping expenses to Sherbourn or its authorized service
facility, loss of use, property damage of any kind, or other
incidental or consequential damage or losses of any kind.
Note: Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of
consequential damages, so the foregoing exclusions may
not apply to you.
To obtain service under this Warranty, the Owner must first
obtain from Sherbourn a Return Authorization Number,
and must then, at the owner’s expense (i) arrange for any
necessary de-installation of the Product, and (ii) deliver or
ship the Product, properly packaged and clearly identified
with the Return Authorization Number, prepaid, and
insured, to Sherbourn at the address shown below, or to an
Authorized Sherbourn Service Facility. In addition, the
Owner must provide evidence that the Product is at the
time of delivery within the scope of this Warranty, by
including the ORIGINAL dated sales receipt with the
Product when submitted for repair. Safeguard your original
sales receipt, as it may be required to validate Warranty
The owner is solely responsible for payment of all expenses
for removing the Product from its installation, delivering
it to Sherbourn or an Authorized Sherbourn Service Facility,
and reinstalling it following repair, as well as for any repairs
made to Products which are subject to the exclusions noted
In order to obtain a Return Authorization Number and
shipping instructions, or obtain answers to any other
questions you may have concerning this Warranty, you
may telephone Emotiva at:
(615) 791-6254
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
If this product has been purchased outside of the United
States of America, you should contact your local dealer
or distributor to determine the warranty coverage pro-
vided in your country.
This warranty does not cover any of the following: (a)
cabinetry, trim, or other appearance items (except where
they are defective at the time of original sale and the
Product is delivered for repair within the first thirty days
(30) thereafter): (b) failures arising from accident,
catastrophe, misuse, neglect, or failure to properly connect
and operate the product in accordance with the
accompanying instruction: (c) failures arising from
improper installation of the Product or incompatibility of
other components in the system of which the Product is a
part: (d) failures of any kind in products (i) which have
been purchased from other than Authorized Sherbourn
dealers, or (ii) which evidence any tampering, alteration,
or attempted servicing by anyone other than Sherbourn or
an Authorized Sherbourn Service Facility; and Sherbourn
shall have no liability or obligation of any kind with respect
to any of the foregoing losses types of failures.
Emotiva Audio
Sherbourn Technologies, LLC
131 Southeast Parkway Court
Franklin, TN 37064
Licensing and Trademark
Dolby Volume Benefits
ƒ Consistent volume across all content, programs, and
input sources
ƒ Reference-quality listening experience at any volume
ƒ Eliminates need to constantly adjust volume
ƒ Can be adjusted to personal preference and listening
ƒ Full, rich, and consistent experience at all volume levels
ƒ Improved surround perception at low volume levels
ƒ No artifacts or audible side effects
DTS-HD Master Audio
This product is manufactured under license from Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. U.S. Patent Numbers: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535;
7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S.
and worldwide patents issued and pending. DTS is a
registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTSHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS,
Inc. © 1996-2008 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.
HDMI Disclosure
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC.
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
This product is manufactured under license from Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. U.S. Patent Numbers: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535;
7,212,872; 7,333,929& other U.S. and worldwide patents
issued and pending. DTS is a registered trademark and the
DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD, DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio and DTS-HD High-Res Audio are trademarks of
DTS, Inc. © 1996-2008 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.
HDMI and how it works concerning your PT-7020A
In determining if all sources in the HDMI chain are
compatible and properly licensed the PT-7020A must go
through a number of steps. It will take a few seconds for
all this to happen. This is a limitation of HDMI and its
HDCP license.
When the PT-7020A recognizes an HDMI source the
processor first talks to the source to determine if the source
has an HDCP license and determines its audio and video
capabilities. It also is able to determine the manufacturer
of the HDMI source device.
DTS Digital Surround ES \ Neo:6 \ 96/24
This product is manufactured under license from Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. US Patent Numbers: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535;
7,212,872; 7,333,929 and other worldwide patents issued
and pending. DTS, DTS Digital Surround, ES and Neo:6
are registered trademarks and the DTS logos, Symbol, and
DTS 96/24 are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © 1996-2008 DTS,
Inc. All rights reserved.
The source then talks to the processor to and then the
processor talks to the video source. All three units must be
HDCP compliant for HDMI to work.
The third step in this process is the video source goes
through the processor to the display device and the display
device goes through the processor to the video source to
set the proper resolution for the lowest common resolution
of the three units i.e.; If the video display is 1080p and the
processor is set to 1080p and the video source is 720p all
three units will set the resolution to the lowest resolution,
which is the video source of 720p.
Dolby True HD, Digital, Digital Plus, PL IIx
This product is manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby Volume
This product is manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby® Volume provides a consistent volume level across
all sources and content, and a reference-quality listening
experience at any volume level. More than 40 years of
engineering experience in noise reduction, perceptual audio
coding, and related psychoacoustic technologies have
resulted in the development of Dolby Volume, an advanced
technology that provides a transparent solution to volume
leveling and equalization.