Sony MHC-V81D manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Hi-Fi system
  • Model/name: MHC-V81D
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, German, English, French, Spanish

Table of Contents

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MHC-V81D/MHC-V71D
Home Audio System
Operating Instructions
Getting Started
Disc/USB Playback
USB Transfer
Tuner
BLUETOOTH Connection
Gesture Control
Sound Adjustment
Other Operations
Additional Information
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, do not
cover the ventilation opening of
the appliance with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not expose the appliance to naked
flame sources (for example, lighted
candles).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this appliance
to dripping or splashing, and do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the appliance.
As the main plug is used to disconnect
the unit from the mains, connect the
unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in
the unit, disconnect the main plug
from the AC outlet immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
Do not expose batteries or appliances
with battery-installed to excessive
heat, such as sunshine and fire.
The unit is not disconnected from the
mains as long as it is connected to the
AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
been turned off.
Indoor use only.
For product with CE marking
The validity of the CE marking is
restricted to only those countries
where it is legally enforced, mainly in
the countries EEA (European Economic
Area).
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye hazard.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product under IEC 60825-1:2007.
This marking is located on the rear
exterior.
For customers in Europe
Disposal of waste batteries
and electrical and electronic
equipment (applicable in the
European Union and other
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the
product, the battery or on
the packaging indicates
that the product and the
battery shall not be
treated as household
waste. On certain batteries this symbol
might be used in combination with a
chemical symbol. The chemical symbol
for lead (Pb) is added if the battery
contains more than 0.004% lead. By
ensuring that these products and
batteries are disposed of correctly, you
will help to prevent potentially
negative consequences for the
environment and human health which
could be caused by inappropriate
waste handling. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural
resources. In case of products that for
safety, performance or data integrity
reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated
battery, this battery should be replaced
by qualified service staff only. To
ensure that the battery and the
electrical and electronic equipment
will be treated properly, hand over
these products at end-of-life to the
appropriate collection point for the
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recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. For all other batteries,
please view the section on how to
remove the battery from the product
safely. Hand the battery over to the
appropriate collection point for the
recycling of waste batteries. For more
detailed information about recycling of
this product or battery, please contact
your local Civic Office, your household
waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product or
battery.
Notice for customers: the
following information is only
applicable to equipment sold
in countries applying EU
directives.
This product has been manufactured
by or on behalf of Sony Corporation.
EU Importer: Sony Europe Limited.
Inquiries to the EU Importer or related
to product compliance in Europe
should be sent to the manufacturer’s
authorized representative, Sony
Belgium, bijkantoor van Sony Europe
Limited, Da Vincilaan 7-D1, 1935
Zaventem, Belgium.
Hereby, Sony Corporation declares that
this equipment is in compliance with
Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of
conformity is available at the following
internet address:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
This radio equipment is intended to
be used with the approved version(s)
of software that are indicated in
the EU Declaration of Conformity.
The software loaded on this radio
equipment is verified to comply with
the essential requirements of the
Directive 2014/53/EU.
Software version: 
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
DVD _ _ _ _
You can check the software version
by pressing OPTIONS, then select
“SYSTEM” – “VERSION” using / and
.
This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits
set out in the EMC regulation using
a connection cable shorter than
3 meters.
This Home Audio System is designed
to be used for the following purposes:
•
• Playing back music/video sources
on discs or USB devices
•
• Transferring music to USB devices
•
• Listening to radio stations
•
• Listening to TV sound
•
• Playing back music sources on
BLUETOOTH devices
•
• Enjoying social gatherings with the
Wired Party Chain and Wireless
Party Chain functions
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For customers in Australia and
India
Disposal of old
electrical &
electronic
equipment
(applicable in the
European Union and
other countries with
separate collection
systems)
For customers in the United
Arab Emirates
License and Trademark Notice
•
• is a trademark of DVD Format/
Logo Licensing Corporation.
•
• “DVD+RW”, “DVD-RW”, “DVD+R”,
“DVD-R”, “DVD VIDEO”, and the “CD”
logos are trademarks.
•
• WALKMAN® and WALKMAN® logo
are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
•
• MPEG Layer-3 audio coding
technology and patents licensed
from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
•
• Windows Media is either a
registered trademark or trademark
of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other
countries.
•
• This product is protected by
certain intellectual property rights
of Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology
outside of this product is prohibited
without a license from Microsoft or
an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
•
• This system incorporates Dolby*
Digital.
* Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby
Audio, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
•
• This system incorporates High-
Definition Multimedia Interface
(HDMI™) technology. The terms
HDMI and HDMI High-Definition
Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI
Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing
Administrator, Inc. in the United
States and other countries.
•
• “BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
•
• LDAC™ and LDAC logo are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
•
• The BLUETOOTH® word mark and
logos are registered trademarks
owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are
those of their respective owners.
•
• The N-Mark is a trademark or
registered trademark of NFC Forum,
Inc. in the United States and in other
countries.
•
• Android is a trademark of Google
LLC.
•
• Google Play is a trademark of
Google LLC.
•
• Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and
iPod touch are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. App Store is a service
mark of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
•
• Siri is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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•
• “Made for iPod,” and “Made for
iPhone” mean that an electronic
accessory has been designed
to connect specifically to iPod
or iPhone, respectively, and has
been certified by the developer
to meet Apple performance
standards. Apple is not responsible
for the operation of this device
or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note
that the use of this accessory with
iPod or iPhone may affect wireless
performance.
•
• THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER
THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT
PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL
USE OF A CONSUMER FOR
(i) ENCODING VIDEO IN
COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4
VISUAL STANDARD (“MPEG-4
VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii) DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT
WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER
ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND
NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM
A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO
PROVIDE MPEG-4 VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL
BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER
USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
INCLUDING THAT RELATING TO
PROMOTIONAL, INTERNAL AND
COMMERCIAL USES AND LICENSING
MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA,
L.L.C.
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
•
• All other trademarks are trademarks
of their respective owners.
•
• In this manual, ™ and ® marks are
not specified.
About this manual
•
• The instructions in this manual
are for models MHC-V81D and
MHC-V71D. In this manual, the
MHC-V81D is used for illustration
purpose unless stated otherwise.
•
• This manual mainly explains
operations using the remote
control, but the same operations
can also be performed using the
keys on the touch panel of the unit
having the same or similar names.
•
• Icons, such as , listed at the
top of each explanation indicate
the type of media that can be used
with the function being explained.
•
• Some illustrations are presented
as conceptual drawings, and
may be different from the actual
products.
•
• The items displayed on the TV
screen may vary depending on
the area.
•
• The default setting is underlined.
•
• The text enclosed in bracket ([--])
appears on the TV screen, and the
text enclosed in double quotation
mark (“--”) appears on the display.
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Table of Contents
About this manual..................5
Unpacking...............................8
Playable discs or files on
discs/USB device....................8
Websites for compatible
devices................................... 11
Guide to parts and
controls..................................12
Getting Started
Hooking up the system
securely..................................17
Deactivating the
demonstration.......................18
Inserting batteries.................18
Installing the side protector
(optional)...............................19
Connecting the TV................20
Carrying the unit................... 22
Changing the color
system................................... 22
Performing the quick
setup..................................... 22
Changing the display
mode..................................... 23
Disc/USB Playback
Before using the USB
device.................................... 24
Basic playback...................... 24
Other playback
operations............................. 25
Using play mode...................28
Restricting playback of the
disc (Parental Control)...........29
Viewing information of a
disc and USB device..............30
Using the Setup Menu...........31
USB Transfer
Before using the USB
device.................................... 35
Transferring music................ 35
Tuner
Listening to the radio............38
BLUETOOTH Connection
About the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology..............39
Pairing this system with a
BLUETOOTH device...............39
Listening to music on a
BLUETOOTH device...............40
Connecting this system with
multiple BLUETOOTH devices
(Multi-device connection).....41
One Touch BLUETOOTH
Connection by NFC...............42
Setting the BLUETOOTH
audio codecs.........................43
Setting the BLUETOOTH
standby mode.......................43
Turning on or off the
BLUETOOTH signal................44
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Controlling the system using
a smartphone or tablet
(Sony | Music Center)............44
Getting frenzied parties with
the “Fiestable” app................45
Achieving and sharing a
Party People ranking and
getting bonus features with
Party King..............................45
Gesture Control
Enjoying the Gesture
Control..................................46
Using the Gesture Control
during playback.................... 47
Creating a party atmosphere
(DJ Effect).............................. 47
Using the Gesture Control
during Karaoke function.......48
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound.............49
Selecting the Virtual
Football mode.......................49
Creating your own sound
effect.....................................49
Other Operations
Using the Control for HDMI
function.................................50
Enjoying wired playback
using multiple systems
(Wired Party Chain
function)............................... 53
Enjoying wireless playback
using multiple systems
(Wireless Party Chain
function)...............................56
Listening to music wirelessly
with two systems (Speaker
Add function)........................58
Enjoying hands-free calls.....60
Using the Voice Assist
function on smartphone........61
Singing along: Karaoke..........61
Enjoying sound from a
guitar.....................................63
Playing the drum (Taiko).......63
Enjoying music with the
Party Light and Speaker
Light......................................65
Using the Sleep Timer...........65
Using the Voice Guidance.....65
Using optional equipment....66
Deactivating the touch panel
on the unit (Child Lock).........66
Deactivating the touch panel
on the unit for a short time
(Party Lock)...........................66
Setting the automatic
standby function.................. 67
Updating the software.......... 67
Additional Information
Troubleshooting...................68
Precautions........................... 78
Specifications.........................81
Language code list...............84
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Unpacking
•
• This unit (MHC-V81D or
MHC-V71D) (1)
•
• Remote control (1)
•
• R03 (size AAA) batteries (2)
•
• FM lead antenna (1)
•
• AC power cord (mains lead) (1)
•
• AC plug adaptor* (1) (supplied only
for certain areas)
* This plug adaptor is not for the use in
Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Use this
plug adaptor in the countries where it
is necessary.
•
• Side protector (2) (MHC-V81D only)
•
• Screw (2) (MHC-V81D only)
Note
When unpacking the carton, be sure that
two people handle the unit. Dropping the
unit may cause personal injury and/or
property damage.
Playable discs or files
on discs/USB device
Playable discs
•
• DVD VIDEO
•
• DVD-R/DVD-RW in DVD VIDEO
format or video mode
•
• DVD+R/DVD+RW in DVD VIDEO
format
•
• VIDEO CD (Ver. 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0
discs)
•
• Super VCD
•
• CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM in VIDEO
CD format or super VCD format
•
• AUDIO CD
•
• CD-R/CD-RW in AUDIO CD format
Playable files on discs
•
• Music:
MP3 files (.mp3)*1
*2
•
• Video:
MPEG4 files (.mp4/.m4v)*2
*3
, Xvid
files (.avi)
Playable files on USB device
•
• Music:
MP3 files (.mp3)*1
*2
, WMA files
(.wma)*2
, AAC files (.m4a/.mp4/
.3gp)*2
, WAV files (.wav)*2
•
• Video:
MPEG4 files (.mp4/.m4v)*2
*3
, Xvid
files (.avi)
Note
•
• The discs must be in the following
format:
—
— CD-ROM/-R/-RW in DATA CD format
that contains the MP3*1
*2
, MPEG4*2
*3
and Xvid files, and conforms to
ISO 9660*4
Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet
(extended format).
—
— DVD-ROM/-R/-RW/+R/+RW in
DATA DVD format that contains the
MP3*1
*2
, MPEG4*2
*3
and Xvid files,
and conforms to UDF (Universal Disk
Format).
•
• The system will attempt to play back
any data with the extensions above,
even if it is not in the supported format.
Playing this data may generate a
loud noise which could damage your
speaker system.
*1
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) is a
standard format defined by ISO/
MPEG for compressed audio data. MP3
files must be in MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3
format.
*2
Files with copyright protection (Digital
Rights Management) cannot be played
back by the system.
*3 MPEG4 files must be recorded in MP4
file format. Supported video codec and
audio codec are as follows:
—
— Video codec: MPEG4 Simple Profile
(AVC is not supported.)
—
— Audio codec: AAC-LC (HE-AAC is not
supported.)
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*4 A logical format of files and folders
on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO
(International Organization for
Standardization).
Discs/files that cannot be played
back
•
• You cannot play back the
following discs
—
—BDs (Blu-ray Discs)
—
—CD-ROMs recorded in PHOTO CD
format
—
—Data part of CD-Extra or Mixed
Mode CDs*
—
—CD Graphics disc
—
—Super Audio CDs
—
—DVD Audio
—
—DATA CD/DATA DVD that is
created in Packet Write format
—
—DVD-RAM
—
—DATA CD/DATA DVD which has
not been correctly finalized
—
—CPRM (Content Protection for
Recordable Media) compatible
DVD-R/-RW recorded in Copy-
Once programs
—
—A disc that has a non-standard
shape (e.g., heart, square, star)
—
—A disc that has adhesive tape,
paper, or a sticker attached to it
•
• You cannot play back the
following files
—
—The video files which is larger
than 720 (width) × 576 (height)
pixels.
—
—The video files with a high width
to length ratio.
—
—A WMA file in WMA DRM, WMA
Lossless, or WMA PRO format.
—
—An AAC file in AAC DRM or AAC
Lossless format.
—
—The AAC files which is encoded
at 96 kHz.
—
—Files that are encrypted or
protected by passwords.
—
—Files with DRM (Digital Rights
Management) copyright
protection.
—
—Some Xvid files that are longer
than 2 hours.
•
• The MP3 PRO audio file can be
played back as MP3 file.
•
• The system may not play back an
Xvid file when the file has been
combined from two or more Xvid
files.
* Mixed Mode CD: This format records
data on the first track and audio (AUDIO
CD data) on the second and subsequent
tracks of a session.
Notes on CD-R/-RW and
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW
•
• In some cases, a CD-R/-RW and
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW cannot
be played back on this system
due to the recording quality or
physical condition of the disc, or
the characteristics of the recording
device and authoring software.
For more information, refer to
the operating instructions of the
recording device.
•
• Some playback functions may not
work with some DVD+Rs/+RWs,
even if they have been correctly
finalized. In this case, view the disc
by normal playback.
Notes on discs
•
• This product is designed to play
back discs that conform to the
Compact Disc (CD) standard.
•
• DualDisc and some music discs
encoded with copyright protection
technologies do not conform to
the CD standard. Therefore, these
discs may not be compatible with
this product.
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Note on multisession disc
This system can play back
continuous sessions on a disc when
they are recorded in the same
format as the first session. However,
the playback is not guaranteed.
Note on DVD VIDEO and VIDEO
CD playback operations
Some playback operations for
a DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD may
be intentionally restricted by
software producers. Therefore,
some playback features may not
be available. Be sure to read the
operating instructions of the DVD
VIDEO or VIDEO CD.
Notes on playable files
•
• Playback may take a longer time
to start when:
—
—a DATA CD/DATA DVD/USB
device is recorded with a
complicated tree structure.
—
—the audio files or video files in
another folder have just been
played back.
•
• The system can play back a DATA
CD/DATA DVD or a USB device in
the following conditions:
—
—up to a depth of 8 folders
—
—up to 300 folders
—
—up to 999 files in a disc
—
—up to 2,000 files in a USB device
—
—up to 650 files in a folder
These numbers may vary
depending on the file or folder
configuration.
•
• Folders that have no audio files or
video files are skipped.
•
• Files transferred by a device such
as a computer may not be played
back in the order in which they
were transferred.
•
• The playback order may not be
applicable depending on the
software used for creating the
audio file or video file.
•
• Compatibility with all encoding/
writing software of the supported
formats, recording devices,
and recording media cannot be
guaranteed.
•
• Depending on the Xvid file, the
picture may be unclear or the
sound may skip.
Notes about USB devices
•
• This system is not guaranteed to
operate with all USB devices.
•
• Although there are a variety
of complex functions for USB
devices, the playable contents
of USB devices connected to
the system are music and video
contents only. For details, refer to
the operating instructions of the
USB device.
•
• When a USB device is inserted,
the system reads all the files on
the USB device. If there are many
folders or files on the USB device,
it may take a long time to finish
reading the USB device.
•
• Do not connect the system and
the USB device through a USB hub.
•
• With some connected USB
devices, there may be a delay
before an operation is performed
by this system.
•
• The playback order for the system
may differ from the playback order
of the connected USB device.
•
• Before using a USB device, make
sure that no virus-ridden files are
on the USB device.
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Websites for
compatible devices
Check the websites below for the
latest information about compatible
USB and BLUETOOTH devices.
For customers in Latin America:
<http://esupport.sony.com/LA>
For customers in Europe and
Russia:
<http://www.sony.eu/support>
For customers in other countries/
regions:
<http://www.sony-asia.com/
support>
Compatible iPhone/iPod models
The compatible iPhone/iPod models
are as follows. Update your iPhone/
iPod with the latest software before
using with the system.
BLUETOOTH technology works with:
•
• iPhone 7 Plus
•
• iPhone 7
•
• iPhone SE
•
• iPhone 6s Plus
•
• iPhone 6s
•
• iPhone 6 Plus
•
• iPhone 6
•
• iPhone 5s
•
• iPhone 5c
•
• iPhone 5
•
• iPhone 4s
•
• iPod touch (6th generation)
•
• iPod touch (5th generation)
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Guide to parts and controls
You can lock the keys except  (power) on the unit to prevent them from
being operated by mistake (page 66).
Unit
Top
Front Rear
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  (power) button
Press to turn on the system, or
set it to standby mode.
  (play) key
Touch to start playback.
Touch and hold  for more
than 2 seconds, the built-in
sound demonstration will be
played back. Touch  to stop the
demonstration.
 (stop) key
—
— Touch to stop playback.
When touched twice, resume
playback can be canceled.
—
— Touch to stop transfer during
music transfer.
—
— Touch to stop the built-in
sound demonstration.
 FUNCTION key
Touch to select a function.
 BLUETOOTH indicator
(page 39)
BLUETOOTH key
Touch to select the BLUETOOTH
function.
PAIRING key
Touch and hold to activate
BLUETOOTH pairing during the
BLUETOOTH function.
(call) key
Touch to receive/end a call
when using the handsfree call
function with your BLUETOOTH-
connected mobile phone
(page 60).
 GESTURE ON/OFF key
(page 46)
 MEGA BASS indicator
Lights up when MEGA BASS
sound effect is selected.
MEGA BASS key (page 49)
 WIRELESS PARTY CHAIN key
(page 57)
PARTY CHAIN key
Touch and hold to activate Wired
Party Chain (page 55)
PARTY LIGHT key (page 65)
FIESTA key (page 49)
 Display
 GESTURE CONTROL sensor
(page 46)
 The jacks/ports are inside a
cover.
Push to open the cover.
(USB) REC/PLAY port
Use to connect a USB device.
This port can be used for both
playback and music transfer.
MIC1 jack
Use to connect the microphone.
MIC2/GUITAR jack
Use to connect the microphone
or guitar.
 VOICE CHANGER key
(page 62)
GUITAR indicator
Lights up when guitar mode is
turned on.
GUITAR key (page 63)
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VOCAL FADER key
(page 62)
MIC ECHO key (page 62)
 MIC/GUITAR LEVEL +/– key
(page 61, 63)
 (N-Mark) (page 42)
 +/– (select folder) key
Touch to select a folder on a
data disc or a USB device.
 SOUND FIELD key
(page 49)
 VOLUME +/– key
Touch to adjust the volume.
 PLAYBACK key (page 47)
DJ key (page 47)
SAMPLER key (page 47)
KARAOKE key (page 48)
  (open/close) key
Touch to open or close the disc
tray.
 / (go backward/go
forward) key (page 24)
TUNING +/– key (page 38)
 TAIKO button (page 64)
 Remote control sensor
(page 19)
 Built-in microphone
(page 60)
 Party Light (page 65)
Do not look directly at the light-
emitting part when the Party
Light is turned on.
 Side protector (MHC-V81D
only) (page 19)
 Disc tray
 Tweeter L/R Rear (MHC-V81D
only)
Generates 360° Live Sound
with a different sound pressure
compared to the front speaker
units.
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Remote control
  (power) button
Press to turn on the system, or
set it to standby mode.
 PLAY MODE button (page
28, 36)
 REPEAT/FM MODE button
(page 28, 38)
 Numeric (0 – 9) buttons*1
*2
—
— Press to select a track, chapter
or file with its item number.
—
— Press to enter numbers or
values.
MEGA BASS button
(page 49)
REC TO USB button
(page 36)
Press to transfer music to the
USB device connected to the
(USB) port.
MEDIA MODE button
(page 24)
Press to select the media to be
played back on a data disc or
USB device.
SUBTITLE button (page 26)
AUDIO*2 button (page 26,
30)
ANGLE button (page 26)
SCORE button (page 62)
VOICE CHANGER button
(page 62)
MIC LEVEL+/– button
(page 61)
VOCAL FADER button
(page 62)
MIC ECHO button (page 62)
+/– (select folder) button
Press to select a folder on a data
disc or a USB device.
KEY CONTROL / button
(page 62)
 DVD TOP MENU button
Press to display the DVD title on
the TV screen.
DVD/TUNER MENU button
(page 25, 26, 38)
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CLEAR*1 button (page 26)
RETURN button (page 25)
SETUP*1
button (page 31)
OPTIONS button
Press to enter or exit options
menu.
/ / / button
Press to select the menu items.
(enter) button
Press to enter/confirm the
settings.
 SEARCH button (page 25,
26)
  (volume) +/–*2
button
Press to adjust the volume.
 / (fast reverse/fast
forward) button (page 25)
/ (slow back/slow
forward) button (page 25)
TUNING+/– button
(page 38)
 (play)*2 button
Press to start playback.
/ (go backward/go
forward) button (page 24)
PRESET+/– button
(page 38)
 (pause) button
Press to pause playback. To
resume playback, press .
 (stop) button
—
— Press to stop playback.
When pressed twice, resume
playback can be canceled.
—
— Press to stop transfer during
music transfer.
—
— Press to stop the built-in
sound demonstration.
 SHIFT*1 button
Hold down to activate the
buttons printed in pink.
 SOUND FIELD +/– button
(page 49)
 FUNCTION button
Press to select a function.
 PARTY LIGHT button
(page 23, 65)
LIGHT MODE button
(page 65)
 DISPLAY button (page 18,
23, 30, 38, 40)
Press to change the information
on the display.
DISPLAY*1 button
(page 30)
Press to view or hide the on-
screen display.
 SLEEP button (page 65)
*1 This button is printed in pink. To use
this button, hold down SHIFT ()
button and press this button.
*2 The numeric button 5/AUDIO,  +
and  buttons have a tactile dot. Use
the tactile dot as a reference when
operating the system.
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Getting
Started
Getting Started
Hooking up the system securely
Unit (Rear)
Note
The jacks/terminal at the rear panel have cover, open the cover then make the
connection.
 
FM ANTENNA terminal
Find a location and an
orientation that provide good
reception when you set up the
antenna.
Keep the antenna away from the
AC power cord (mains lead) and
the USB cable to avoid picking
up noise.
Extend the FM lead
antenna horizontally
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 
Audio input and output jacks
Use an audio cable (not supplied)
to make either connection as
follows:
•
• AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN OUT
L/R jacks
—
—Connect to the audio
input jacks of an optional
equipment.
—
—Connect to another audio
system to enjoy the Wired
Party Chain function
(page 53).
•
• AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN (TV)
L/R jacks
—
—Connect to the audio output
jacks of a TV or an audio/
video equipment. The
sound is output through this
system.
—
—Connect to another audio
system to enjoy the Wired
Party Chain function
(page 53).
 
VIDEO OUT jack
Use a video cable (not supplied)
to connect to the video input jack
of a TV or projector (page 20).
Note
Do not connect this system to the TV
through the video deck.
 
HDMI OUT (TV) ARC jack
Use an HDMI cable (not supplied)
to connect to the HDMI input jack
of a TV (page 20).
 
AC power cord (mains lead)
Connect the AC power cord
(mains lead) (supplied) to the
unit, then to the wall outlet.
To wall
outlet
The demonstration (page 23)
starts automatically. If you press
 (power) to turn on the system,
the demonstration ends.
Deactivating the
demonstration
To deactivate the demonstration
while the system is turned off, press
DISPLAY repeatedly to select the no
display mode (Power Saving Mode)
(page 23).
Inserting batteries
Insert the two supplied R03 (size
AAA) batteries, matching the
polarities shown below.
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Getting
Started
Note
•
• Do not mix an old battery with a new
one or mix different types of batteries.
•
• If you do not use the remote control
for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
To operate the system using the
remote control
Point the remote control at the unit’s
remote control sensor.
Installing the side
protector (optional)
(MHC-V81D only)
You can install the supplied side
protectors to the side of the unit to
stabilize the system.
Note
Exercise extreme caution when installing
the side protector. Dropping the unit may
cause personal injury and/or property
damage.
1 Align the top hook and the
bottom hook with the holes on
the unit, then slightly push until
both hooks slot into the holes.
2 Secure the side protector to the
unit with the supplied screw.
Make sure the side protector is fully
slotted and fit into place before
securing with the screws.
3 Repeat step 1 and 2 to install the
side protector for the other side
of the unit.
Top hook
Bottom
hook
Side protector
(inner view)
Side
protector
Top hook
Bottom
hook
Unit
Hole
Unit (side)
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Connecting the TV
Before connecting cables, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead).
To watch video
Select the connection methods according to the jacks on your TV.
VIDEO IN
HDMI IN (ARC)*
HDMI IN
 High Speed HDMI Cable with
Ethernet (not supplied)
 Video cable (not supplied)
or
* You can listen to TV sound via the system if you connect the system to the TV’s HDMI
IN (ARC) jack. The Audio Return Channel (ARC) function enables the TV to output
sound through the system with an HDMI connection, without performing an audio
connection (connection  below). To set the ARC function on this system, see
[AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL] (page 34). To check the compatibility of your TV’s ARC
function, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your TV.
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Getting
Started
To listen to TV sound via the system
Choose one of the connections below ( or ).
HDMI IN (ARC)
AUDIO OUT
 Audio cable (not supplied)
To listen to TV sound, press FUNCTION repeatedly to select “TV”.
Hint
•
• You can also enjoy the sound of external equipment (DVD players, etc.) via the system
by connecting to the AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN (TV) L/R jack as connection  above. For
details, refer to the operating instructions of your equipment.
•
• If the audio output level from the system is low when connecting the external
equipment, try adjusting the audio output settings on the connected equipment. It
may improve the audio output level. For details, refer to the operating instructions of
your equipment.
If “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR” appear on the display of the unit
When the audio input signals to the system are other than 2-channel
Linear PCM signals, the messages “CODE 01” and “SGNL ERR” (indicate that
the input audio signals are unsupported) appear on the display of the unit.
In this case, select the proper audio output mode on the TV in order
to output 2-channel Linear PCM audio signals. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of your TV.
 High Speed HDMI Cable with
Ethernet (not supplied)
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Carrying the unit
The unit has caster wheels so that
you can roll it easily. Normally,
carrying the unit by this method is
recommended on flat surfaces.
Before carrying the unit, disconnect
all the cables.
Note
•
• The caster wheels can be used only on
flat surfaces. Lift the unit by two people
on uneven surfaces. Correct hand
placement while carrying the unit is
very important to avoid personal injury
and/or property damage. Be sure to use
the handle when lifting the unit.
Handle
•
• Exercise extreme caution when carrying
the unit on a slope.
•
• Do not carry the unit with a person,
luggage, etc. on it.
•
• Do not let children or infants be near
when carrying the unit.
Changing the color
system
(Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
Set the color system to PAL or NTSC
depending on the color system of
your TV.
Each time you perform the
procedure below, the color system
changes as follows:
NTSC  PAL
Use the keys on the touch panel of
the unit to perform this operation.
1 Press  to turn on the system.
2 Touch FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD”.
3 Touch and hold MIC ECHO and
MEGA BASS for more than
3 seconds.
“NTSC” or “PAL” appears on the
display.
Performing the quick
setup
Before using the system, you
can make the minimum basic
adjustments in the quick setup.
1 Turn on your TV and select the
input according to the
connection.
2 Press  to turn on the system.
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Getting
Started
3 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD”.
The guide message [Press ENTER to
run QUICK SETUP.] appears at the
bottom of the TV screen.
4 Press without loading a disc.
[LANGUAGE SETUP] appears on the
TV screen. Displayed items may vary
depending on country or region.
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD:
MENU:
AUDIO:
SUBTITLE:
ENGLISH
ENGLISH
1
CHINESE
CHINESE 2
THAI
5 Press / repeatedly to select a
language, then press .
[VIDEO SETUP] appears on the TV
screen.
6 Press / repeatedly to select
the setting that matches your
TV type, then press .
After [QUICK SETUP is complete.]
appears on the TV screen, the
system is ready for playback.
To change the setting manually
See “Using the Setup Menu”
(page 31).
To quit the quick setup
Hold down SHIFT and press SETUP.
Note
The guide message appears when you
turn on the system for the first time or
after performing [RESET] (see “Returning
the setup menu settings to the default”
on page 76).
Changing the display
mode
Press DISPLAY repeatedly while
the system is turned off.
Each time you press the button, the
display mode changes as follows.
Demonstration
The messages about the main
features of this system scrolls across
the display and the illumination
turns on.
To turn off the illumination, press
PARTY LIGHT.
No display (Power Saving Mode)
The display and the illumination are
turned off to conserve power.
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Disc/USB Playback
Before using the USB
device
For compatible USB devices, see
“Websites for compatible devices”
(page 11).
(You can use your iPhone/iPod
with this system via BLUETOOTH
connection only.)
Basic playback
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD” or “USB”.
2 Prepare the playback source.
For DVD/CD function:
Touch  on the unit to open the
disc tray and load a disc with the
label facing up on the disc tray.
When you play back an 8 cm disc
such as a CD single, place it on
the inner circle of the tray.
Touch  on the unit again to close
the disc tray.
Do not forcibly push the disc tray to
close it as this may cause a
malfunction.
For USB function:
Push to open the USB/MIC cover,
then connect a USB device to the
(USB) port.
Note
You can use a USB adaptor (not
supplied) to connect the USB device
to the unit if the USB device cannot be
plugged into the (USB) port.
3 ( only)
Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly
to select the media type
([MUSIC]/[VIDEO]) you want.
4 Press  to start playback.
Other operations
To Do this
Stop playback Press .
Pause
playback
Press .
Resume
playback or
return to
normal
playback
Press .
Cancel the
resume point
Press  twice.
Select a track,
file, chapter or
scene
Press  or 
during playback.
Or, hold down SHIFT
and press the numeric
buttons, then
press .
(Operation might be
prohibited by disc or
USB device.)
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Disc/USB
Playback
To use the Gesture Control
during playback
See “Using the Gesture Control
during playback” (page 47).
To play from a specific file
1 Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly to
select [MUSIC] or [VIDEO].
2 Press SEARCH to display the
folder list.
3 Press / repeatedly to select
the folder you want.
4 Press to display the file list.
5 Press / repeatedly to select
the file you want, then press .
Other playback
operations
Depending on the type of disc or file,
the function may not work.
To Do this
View DVD
menu
Press DVD/TUNER
MENU.
To Do this
View folder list
or file list
Press SEARCH.
Press SEARCH again to
turn off the folder list
or file list.
Return to
folder list when
in file list
Press RETURN.
Locate a point
quickly in fast
forward or fast
reverse (Lock
Search)
Press  or 
during playback.
Each time you press
 or , the
playback speed
changes.
Watch frame
by frame
(Slow-motion
Play)
Press , then press
or .
Each time you press
or , the playback
speed changes.
Searching a specific track
Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to select the track
you want to play back, then press
.
To search using the SEARCH
button
1 Press SEARCH to display the track
list.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
the track you want to play back,
then press .
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Searching a specific title/
chapter/scene/track/index
1 Press SEARCH repeatedly during
playback to select the search
mode.
2 Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to enter the
title, chapter, scene, track, or
index number you want, then
press .
Playback starts.
Note
•
• For VIDEO CD with PBC playback, press
SEARCH to search the scene.
•
• For VIDEO CD without PBC playback,
press SEARCH to search the track and
index.
To search for a particular point
using the time code
1 Press SEARCH repeatedly during
playback to select the time
search mode.
2 Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to enter the
time code, then press .
Example: To find a scene at 2 hours,
10 minutes, and 20 seconds, hold
down SHIFT and press 2, 1, 0, 2, 0
([2:10:20]).
If you make a mistake, hold down
SHIFT and press CLEAR to cancel the
number.
To search using the DVD menu
1 Press DVD/TUNER MENU.
2 Press / / / , or hold down
SHIFT and press the numeric
buttons, to select the title or item
you want to play back, then
press .
Changing the camera angles
Press ANGLE repeatedly during
playback to select the camera
angle you want.
Selecting the subtitle setting
Press SUBTITLE repeatedly during
playback to select the subtitle
language you want or turn off the
subtitle.
Changing the language/sound
Press AUDIO repeatedly during
playback to select the audio
format or mode you want.
DVD VIDEO
You can select audio format
or language when the source
contains multiple audio formats or
multilingual audio.
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Disc/USB
Playback
When 4 digits are displayed, they
indicate a language code. See
“Language code list” (page 84)
to confirm which language the
code represents. When the same
language is displayed two or more
times, the DVD VIDEO is recorded in
multiple audio formats.
VIDEO CD/AUDIO CD/audio file
You can change the sound output.
•
• [STEREO]: The stereo sound.
•
• [1/L]/[2/R]: The monaural sound
of the left or right channel.
SUPER VIDEO CD
•
• [1:STEREO]: The stereo sound of
audio track 1.
•
• [1:1/L]/[1:2/R]: The monaural
sound of the left or right channel
of audio track 1.
•
• [2:STEREO]: The stereo sound of
audio track 2.
•
• [2:1/L]/[2:2/R]: The monaural
sound of the left or right channel
of audio track 2.
Playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions
You can use the PBC (Playback
Control) menu to enjoy the
interactive features of VIDEO CD
(VIDEO CD Version 2.0 and Super
VCD).
1 Press  to play a VIDEO CD
with PBC functions.
The PBC menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to select the
item number you want, then
press .
3 Continue playback according to
the instructions on the menu.
Note
PBC playback is canceled when Repeat
Play is activated.
To cancel PBC playback
1 Press  or , or hold down
SHIFT and press the numeric
buttons, to select a track when
playback is stopped.
2 Press  or .
Playback starts from the selected
track.
To return to PBC playback
Press  twice, then press .
Multi-disc resume play
This system can store playback
resume points for up to 6 discs and
resumes playback when you insert
the same disc again. If you store a
playback resume point for the 7th
disc, the resume point for the first
disc will be deleted.
To activate this function, set [MULTI-
DISC RESUME] in [SYSTEM SETUP] to
[ON] (page 34).
Note
To play back from the beginning of the
disc, press  twice, then press .
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Using play mode
Playing in sequential order
(Normal Play)
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly.
 
When playing a disc
•
• [DISC]: plays the disc.
•
• [FOLDER]*: plays all playable files
in the specified folder on the disc.
* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.
 
When playing a USB device
•
• [ONE USB DEVICE]: plays the USB
device.
•
• [FOLDER]: plays all playable files
in the specified folder on the USB
device.
Note
•
• “FLDR” and “SHUF” light off on the
display when Normal Play is set to
[DISC] or [ONE USB DEVICE].
•
• “FLDR” lights up on the display when
Normal Play is set to [FOLDER].
Playing in random order
(Shuffle Play)
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly.
 
When playing a disc
•
• [DISC (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all audio
files on the disc.
•
• [FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]*: shuffles all
audio files in the specified folder
on the disc.
* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.
 
When playing a USB device
•
• [ONE USB DEVICE (SHUFFLE)]:
shuffles all audio files on the USB
device.
•
• [FOLDER (SHUFFLE)]: shuffles all
audio files in the specified folder
on the USB device.
Note
•
• “SHUF” lights up on the display when
Shuffle Play is set to [DISC (SHUFFLE)] or
[ONE USB DEVICE (SHUFFLE)].
•
• “FLDR” and “SHUF” lights up on the
display when Shuffle Play is set to
[FOLDER (SHUFFLE)].
•
• Shuffle Play cannot be performed for
video files.
•
• Shuffle Play is canceled when you:
—
— open the disc tray.
—
— perform Synchronized Transfer.
—
— change Media Mode.
•
• Shuffle Play may be canceled when you
select a folder or a track to play back.
Playing repeatedly (Repeat
Play)
Press REPEAT repeatedly.
Depending on the type of disc or file,
some settings may not be available.
•
• [OFF]: does not play back
repeatedly.
•
• [ALL]: repeats all tracks or files in
the selected play mode.
•
• [DISC]: repeats all contents (DVD
VIDEO and VIDEO CD only).
•
• [TITLE]: repeats the current title
(DVD VIDEO only).
•
• [CHAPTER]: repeats the current
chapter (DVD VIDEO only).
•
• [TRACK]: repeats the current track.
•
• [FILE]: repeats the current video
file.
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Disc/USB
Playback
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly to select
[OFF].
Note
•
• “ ” lights up on the display when
Repeat Play is set to [ALL] or [DISC].
•
• “ ” lights up on the display when
Repeat Play is set to [TITLE], [CHAPTER],
[TRACK] or [FILE].
•
• You cannot perform Repeat Play with
VIDEO CD during PBC playback.
•
• Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you
cannot perform Repeat Play.
•
• Repeat Play is canceled when you:
—
— open the disc tray.
—
— turn off the system (DVD VIDEO and
VIDEO CD only).
—
— change the function (DVD VIDEO and
VIDEO CD only).
—
— perform Synchronized Transfer.
—
— change Media Mode.
Restricting playback of
the disc (Parental
Control)
You can restrict playback of
DVD VIDEOs according to a
predetermined level. Scenes may be
skipped or replaced with different
scenes.
1 When playback is stopped, hold
down SHIFT and press SETUP.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
[SYSTEM SETUP], then press .
3 Press / repeatedly to select
[PARENTAL CONTROL], then
press .
4 Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to enter or
re-enter your 4-digit password,
then press .
5 Press / repeatedly to select
[STANDARD], then press .
6 Press / repeatedly to select a
geographic area as the playback
limitation level, then press .
The area is selected.
When you select [OTHERS], enter
the area code for the geographic
area you want according to the
“Parental Control area code list”
(page 85) by holding down SHIFT
and press the numeric buttons.
7 Press / repeatedly to select
[LEVEL], then press .
8 Press / repeatedly to select
the level you want, then press
.
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
To turn off the parental control
function
Set [LEVEL] to [OFF] in step 8.
To play back a disc for which the
parental control is set
1 Load the disc and press .
The display for entering your
password appears on the TV screen.
2 Hold down SHIFT and press the
numeric buttons to enter or
re-enter your 4-digit password,
then press .
The system starts playback.
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If you forget your password
Remove the disc and repeat steps 1
to 3 of “Restricting playback of the
disc (Parental Control)” (page 29).
Hold down SHIFT and press
the numeric buttons to enter a
password “199703”, then press .
Follow the on-screen instructions
and enter a new 4-digit password.
Then, reload the disc and press .
You need to enter your new
password again.
Viewing information of
a disc and USB device
Information on the TV screen
Hold down SHIFT and press
DISPLAY repeatedly during
playback.
 Playback information
Playing time and remaining time
 Bit rate
 Media type
 Playback status
 Title*1/track/file name*2
 Album*1/folder name*2/
chapter/index number
 Artist name*1*2
Appears when playing an audio
file.
*1 If an audio file has an ID3 tag, the
system will display an album name/
title name/artist name from the ID3 tag
information. The system can support
ID3 ver 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3.
*2 If the name contains characters which
cannot be displayed, those characters
will be displayed as “_”.
Note
•
• Depending on the source being played,
—
— some information may not be
displayed.
—
— some characters cannot be
displayed.
•
• Depending on the play mode, the
information displayed may be different.
Displaying the audio format
information in DVD VIDEOs and
video files
Press AUDIO repeatedly during
playback.
Information on the display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when
the system is turned on.
You can view the information as
follows:
—
—playing time/remaining time of
track, title, chapter
—
—scene number
—
—file name, folder name
—
—title, artist and album information
Note
•
• The disc name or track name may
not be displayed depending on the
characters.
•
• Playing time of audio files and video
files may not be displayed correctly.
•
• The elapsed playing time for an audio
file encoded using a VBR (variable bit
rate) is not displayed correctly.
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Disc/USB
Playback
Using the Setup Menu
You can make various adjustments
to items such as picture and sound.
Displayed items vary depending on
the country or region.
Note
Playback settings stored in the disc take
priority over the setup menu settings.
Therefore, some of the setup menu
settings may not be performed.
1 When playback is stopped in
DVD/CD or USB function, hold
down SHIFT and press SETUP.
The setup menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
[LANGUAGE SETUP], [VIDEO
SETUP], [AUDIO SETUP],
[SYSTEM SETUP] or [HDMI
SETUP], then press .
3 Press / repeatedly to select
the item you want, then press
.
4 Press / repeatedly to select
the setting you want, then press
.
The setting is selected and setup is
completed.
To exit the menu
Hold down SHIFT and press SETUP.
Setting the language
– [LANGUAGE SETUP]
[OSD]
Sets the language of the on-screen
display.
[MENU]
Sets the language for the DVD
menu.
[AUDIO]
Switches the language of the sound
track.
When you select [ORIGINAL], the
language given priority in the disc is
selected.
[SUBTITLE]
Switches the language of the
subtitle recorded in the DVD VIDEO.
When you select [AUDIO FOLLOW],
the language for the subtitles
changes according to the language
you selected for the sound track.
Note
If you select [OTHERS] in [MENU],
[AUDIO], and [SUBTITLE], enter a
language code from the “Language
code list” (page 84) using the numeric
buttons.
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Setting the TV screen
– [VIDEO SETUP]
[TV TYPE]
[16:9]: Selects this when you
connect a wide-screen TV or a TV
with a wide-mode function.
[4:3 LETTER BOX]: Selects this
when you connect a 4:3 screen TV
that does not have a wide-mode
function. This setting displays a wide
picture with black bands on the top
and bottom.
[4:3 PAN SCAN]: Selects this
when you connect a 4:3 screen TV
that does not have a wide-mode
function. This setting displays a full-
height picture on the entire screen,
with trimmed sides.
[4:3 OUTPUT]
[FULL]: Selects this when you
connect a TV with a wide-mode
function. Displays a 4:3 screen
picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even on a
wide-screen TV.
[NORMAL]: Changes the picture
size to fit the screen size with the
original picture aspect ratio. This
setting displays black bands on the
left and right side if you display a 4:3
screen picture.
[COLOR SYSTEM(VIDEO CD)]
(Except for Latin American,
European, and Russian models)
Sets the color system (PAL or NTSC).
[AUTO]: Outputs the video signal
according to the color system of the
disc. Select this setting if your TV
uses a DUAL system.
[PAL]: Changes the video signal of
an NTSC disc and output it in PAL
system.
[NTSC]: Changes the video signal
of a PAL disc and output it in NTSC
system.
For details, see “Changing the color
system” (page 22).
[BLACK LEVEL]
(Latin American model only)
Selects the black level (setup level)
for the video signals output from the
VIDEO OUT jack.
[ON]: Sets the black level of the
output signal to the standard level.
[OFF]: Lowers the standard black
level. Use this when the picture
becomes too white.
[PAUSE MODE]
[AUTO]: The picture, including
subjects that move dynamically, is
output with no jitter. Normally select
this setting.
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Disc/USB
Playback
[FRAME]: The picture, including
subjects that do not move
dynamically, is output in high
resolution.
Setting the audio options
– [AUDIO SETUP]
[AUDIO DRC]
(Dynamic Range Compression)
Useful for watching movies at low
volume late at night.
[OFF]: Off.
[STANDARD]: The dynamic range
is compressed as intended by the
recording engineer.
[TRACK SELECTION]
Gives priority to the sound track
which contains the highest number
of channels when you play back a
DVD VIDEO on which multiple audio
formats (PCM, MPEG audio, or Dolby
Digital) are recorded.
[OFF]: No priority given.
[AUTO]: Priority given.
[A/V SYNC]
(Video files only)
[OFF]: Does not adjust.
[ON]: Adjusts the delay between
picture and sound when the sound
does not synchronize with the
displayed picture.
[DOWNMIX]
Selects the audio output signal for
playing a multi-channel audio.
[NORMAL]: Outputs multi-channel
audio into a 2-channel stereo signal.
[DOLBY SURROUND]: Outputs
multi-channel audio into a
2-channel surround signal.
Note
This function only works for the HDMI
OUT (TV) ARC jack.
Setting the system
– [SYSTEM SETUP]
[SCREEN SAVER]
The screen saver will help prevent
your display device from becoming
damaged (ghosting). Press  +/– to
exit the screen saver.
[ON]: The screen saver image
appears if you do not operate the
system for about 15 minutes.
[OFF]: Turns off the function. The
screen saver image does not appear.
[BACKGROUND]
Selects the background color or
picture to be displayed on the TV
screen.
[JACKET PICTURE]: The jacket
picture (still picture) recorded on the
disc appears in the background.
[GRAPHICS]: A preset picture
stored in the system appears in the
background.
[BLUE]: The background color is
blue.
[BLACK]: The background color is
black.
[PARENTAL CONTROL]
Sets the playback restrictions. For
details, see “Restricting playback
of the disc (Parental Control)”
(page 29).
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[MULTI-DISC RESUME]
[ON]: Stores the resume playback
point in the memory for up to
6 discs.
[OFF]: Playback starts at the resume
playback point only for the current
disc in the system.
[RESET]
Returns the setup menu settings to
the default settings. For details, see
“Returning the setup menu settings
to the default” (page 76).
Setting the HDMI options
– [HDMI SETUP]
[HDMI RESOLUTION]
Selects the TV output resolution
when the TV is connected via HDMI
cable.
[AUTO(1920×1080p)]: Outputs
video signals according to the
resolution of the TV.
[1920×1080i]/[1280×720p]/
[720×480p]*1/[720×480/576p]*2:
Outputs video signals according to
the selected resolution setting.
*1 For Latin American models only.
*2 For other models.
[YCBCR/RGB(HDMI)]
[YCBCR]: Outputs YCBCR video
signals.
[RGB]: Outputs RGB video signals.
[AUDIO(HDMI)]
[AUTO]: Outputs audio signals in
original format from HDMI OUT (TV)
ARC jack.
[PCM]: Outputs 2-channel Linear
PCM signals from HDMI OUT (TV)
ARC jack.
[CONTROL FOR HDMI]
[ON]: The Control for HDMI function
is enabled. You can operate
mutually between system and TV
connected with an HDMI cable.
[OFF]: Off.
[AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL]
Set this function when the system
is connected to a TV’s HDMI IN jack
that is compatible with Audio Return
Channel. This function is available
when you set [CONTROL FOR HDMI]
to [ON].
[ON]: You can listen to TV sound
from the speakers of the system.
[OFF]: Off.
[STANDBY LINKED TO TV]
This function is available when you
set [CONTROL FOR HDMI] to [ON].
[AUTO]: When you turn off the TV,
the system turns off automatically in
the following conditions:
—
—while playing video in DVD/CD or
USB function
—
—when the audio playback is
stopped in DVD/CD or USB
function
—
—when TV function is selected
[ON]: The system turns off
automatically when you turn off the
TV regardless of the function.
[OFF]: The system does not turn off
when you turn off the TV.
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USB
Transfer
USB Transfer
Before using the USB
device
For compatible USB devices, see
“Websites for compatible devices”
(page 11).
(You can use your iPhone/iPod
with this system via BLUETOOTH
connection only.)
Transferring music
You can transfer music from a disc
(AUDIO CD or MP3 disc only) to a
USB device connected to the (USB)
port.
The audio format of files transferred
by this system is MP3.
Note
•
• Do not remove the USB device during
transfer or erase operations. Doing so
may corrupt the data on the USB device
or damage the USB device itself.
•
• MP3 files are transferred with the same
bit rate as the original files.
•
• When transferring from AUDIO CD,
you may select the bit rate before
transferring.
•
• USB transfer and erase operations are
prohibited when the disc tray is opened.
Note on copyright-protected content
The transferred music is limited to private
use only. Use of the music beyond this
limit requires permission of the copyright
holders.
To select the bit rate
You can select a higher bit rate to
transfer music with better quality.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“BIT RATE”, then press .
3 Press / repeatedly to select
the bit rate you want, then press
.
•
• “128 KBPS”: encoded MP3 files
have smaller file size and lower
audio quality.
•
• “256 KBPS”: encoded MP3 files
have bigger file size but higher
audio quality.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Transferring music from a disc
You can transfer music to a USB
device connected to (USB) port as
follows:
•
• Synchronized Transfer: Transfer
all tracks or MP3 files from a disc
to USB.
•
• REC1 Transfer: Transfer a single
track or MP3 file during playback.
1 Connect a transferable USB
device to the (USB) port on the
unit.
Note
You can use a USB adaptor (not
supplied) to connect the USB device
to the unit if the USB device cannot be
plugged into the (USB) port.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “DVD/CD”, then load a
disc.
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3 Prepare the sound source.
Synchronized Transfer:
If the system starts playback
automatically, press  twice to stop
the playback fully.
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly to select the
play mode you want.
Note
If you start transferring in Shuffle Play
or Repeat Play, the selected play mode
changes to Normal Play automatically.
REC1 Transfer:
Select the track or MP3 file you want
to transfer, then start playback.
4 Press REC TO USB.
“PUSH ENTER” appears on the
display.
5 Press .
The transfer starts, then “DO NOT
REMOVE” appears on the display.
Do not remove the USB device until
the transfer is complete.
When the transfer is complete, the
system performs as follows:
Synchronized Transfer:
The disc stops automatically.
REC1 Transfer:
The disc continues to play the next
track or file.
To stop transfer
Press .
Notes on transfer
•
• You cannot transfer MP3 files on a UDF
(Universal Disk Format) formatted disc
to the USB device.
•
• While transferring, no sound is output.
•
• CD-TEXT information is not transferred
to the created MP3 files.
•
• The transfer stops automatically if:
—
— the USB device runs out of space
during transfer.
—
— the number of audio files or folders
on the USB device reaches the limit
that the system can recognize.
•
• If a folder or file that you are trying
to transfer already exists on the
USB device with the same name, a
sequential number is added after the
name without overwriting the original
folder or file.
•
• You cannot perform the following
operations during transfer:
—
— Eject the disc.
—
— Select another track or file.
—
— Pause playback or find a point in the
track or file.
—
— Change the function.
•
• When transferring music to a
WALKMAN® using “Media Manager for
WALKMAN”, be sure to transfer in MP3
format.
•
• When connecting a WALKMAN® to the
system, be sure to connect after the
display “Creating Library” or “Creating
Database” on the WALKMAN® has
disappeared.
Folder and file generation
rules
Maximum number of MP3 files
that can be generated
•
• 298 folders
•
• 650 files in a folder
•
• 650 files in REC1-CD or REC1-MP3
folder.
These numbers may vary depending
on the file or folder configuration.
When transferring to a USB device,
a “MUSIC” folder is created directly
below “ROOT”. Folders and files are
generated within this “MUSIC” folder
according to the transfer method
and source as follows:
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USB
Transfer
Synchronized Transfer
 
When transferring all tracks
from an AUDIO CD
Folder name:“CDDA0001”*
File name:“TRACK001”*
 
When transferring MP3 files
from a disc
Folder name: Same as the source
File name: Same as the source
REC1 Transfer
 
When transferring a track from
an AUDIO CD
Folder name:“REC1-CD”
File name:“TRACK001”*
 
When transferring an MP3 file
from a disc
Folder name:“REC1-MP3”
File name: Same as the source
* Folder and file numbers are assigned
serially thereafter.
Erasing audio files or folders
on the USB device
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “USB”.
2 Press MEDIA MODE repeatedly
to select [MUSIC].
3 When playback is stopped,
press OPTIONS.
4 Press / repeatedly to select
“ERASE”, then press .
The folder list is displayed on the TV
screen.
5 Press / repeatedly to select a
folder, then press .
The file list is displayed on the TV
screen.
6 Press / repeatedly to select
an audio file you want to erase,
then press .
If you want to erase all the audio
files in the folder, select [ALL
TRACKS] on the list.
“FOLDER ERASE” or “TRACK ERASE”
and “PUSH ENTER” appear on the
display.
To cancel erase operations, press .
7 Press .
“COMPLETE” appears on the display.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Note
•
• You can erase the supported audio file,
MP4 format file, and 3GP format file
only.
•
• You cannot erase audio files or folders
when Shuffle Play has been selected.
Set the play mode to Normal Play
before erasing.
•
• Erase operation is prohibited when the
disc tray is opened.
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Tuner
Listening to the radio
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “TUNER FM”.
2 Tune to a station.
For automatic scanning:
Hold down TUNING+/– until the
frequency begins to change on the
display.
Scanning stops automatically when
a station is tuned in.“ST” (for FM
stereo programs only) lights up on
the display.
If scanning does not stop, press 
to stop scanning. Then, perform
manual tuning (below).
For manual tuning:
Press TUNING+/– repeatedly to tune
to the station you want.
Note
When you tune to an FM station that
provides RDS services, information such
as the service name or station name is
provided by broadcasts. You can check
the RDS information by pressing DISPLAY
repeatedly.
Hint
To reduce static noise on a weak FM
stereo station, press FM MODE repeatedly
until “ST” disappears from the display. You
will lose the stereo effect, but reception
will improve.
Presetting radio stations
You can store up to 20 FM stations
as your favorite stations.
1 Tune to the station you want.
2 Press DVD/TUNER MENU.
3 Press / repeatedly to select
the preset number you want,
then press .
“COMPLETE” appears on the display
and the station is stored.
If another station is already
assigned to the selected preset
number, that station is replaced by
the new one.
To listen to the preset station
Press PRESET+/– repeatedly to
select the preset number you want.
Alternatively, hold down SHIFT and
press the numeric buttons, then
press .
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Tuner
/
BLUETOOTH
Connection
BLUETOOTH Connection
About the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology
BLUETOOTH wireless technology is
a short-range wireless technology
that enables wireless data
communication between digital
devices.
Supported BLUETOOTH version,
profiles and codecs
For details, see “BLUETOOTH
section” (page 82).
Compatible BLUETOOTH devices
For details, see “Websites for
compatible devices” (page 11).
About the BLUETOOTH
indicator
The BLUETOOTH indicator on the
unit lights up or flashes in blue to
show the BLUETOOTH status.
System status Indicator status
BLUETOOTH
standby
Flashes slowly
BLUETOOTH
pairing
Flashes quickly
BLUETOOTH
connection is
established
Lights up
Pairing this system
with a BLUETOOTH
device
Pairing is an operation where
BLUETOOTH devices register with
each other beforehand. Once a
pairing operation is performed, it
does not need to be performed
again.
If your device is an NFC-compatible
BLUETOOOTH device, the manual
pairing procedure is not necessary.
(See “One Touch BLUETOOTH
Connection by NFC” (page 42).)
1 Place the BLUETOOTH device
within 1 meter from the unit.
2 Touch FUNCTION on the unit
repeatedly to select
“BLUETOOTH”.
Hint
•
• When there is no pairing information
on the system (for example, when
you use the BLUETOOTH function
for the first time after purchase),
“PAIRING” flashes on the display and
the system enters the pairing mode.
Proceed to step 4.
•
• If the system is connected to
a BLUETOOTH device, touch
BLUETOOTH on the unit to
disconnect the BLUETOOTH device.
3 Touch and hold PAIRING on
the unit for 2 seconds or more.
“PAIRING” flashes on the display.
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4 Turn on the BLUETOOTH
function on the BLUETOOTH
device and perform the pairing
procedure.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your BLUETOOTH
device.
5 Select the system’s name (for
example,“MHC-V81D”) on the
display of the BLUETOOTH
device.
Perform this step within 5 minutes,
otherwise pairing will be canceled.
In this case, repeat from step 3.
Note
If passkey is required on the
BLUETOOTH device, enter “0000”.
“Passkey” may be called “Passcode”,
“PIN code”,“PIN number”, or
“Password”.
6 Establish connection with the
BLUETOOTH device.
When pairing is completed and the
BLUETOOTH connection is
established, BLUETOOTH device
name appears on the display.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device, connection may start
automatically after pairing is
completed.
You can check the BLUETOOTH
device address by pressing DISPLAY
repeatedly.
Note
•
• You can pair up to 8 BLUETOOTH
devices. If the 9th BLUETOOTH device is
paired, the oldest paired device will be
deleted.
•
• If you want to pair with another
BLUETOOTH device, repeat steps 1 to 6.
To cancel the pairing operation
Touch and hold PAIRING on the
unit for 2 seconds or more until “BT
AUDIO” appears on the display.
To erase pairing information
You can erase all pairing information
by resetting the system. See “Resetting
the system” (page 76).
Note
After you reset the system, it may not be
able to connect with your iPhone/iPod
touch. In this case, delete the pairing
information of the system on your
iPhone/iPod touch, then perform the
pairing operation again.
Listening to music on a
BLUETOOTH device
You can listen to music on the
BLUETOOTH device and control the
playback using the keys on the unit
or the remote control.
Check the following before playing
music:
—
—The BLUETOOTH function of the
BLUETOOTH device is turned on.
—
—Pairing has been completed
(page 39).
Once the system and the
BLUETOOTH device are connected,
you can control playback by
pressing , , , / and
/.
1 Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit to
select the BLUETOOTH function.
“BLUETOOTH” appears on the
display.
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BLUETOOTH
Connection
2 Establish connection with the
BLUETOOTH device.
Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit to
connect to the last connected
BLUETOOTH device.
Perform the BLUETOOTH connection
from the BLUETOOTH device if the
device is not connected.
Once the connection is established,
the BLUETOOTH device name
appears on the display.
3 Touch  to start playback.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device,
—
—you may need to touch  twice.
—
—you may need to start playing an
audio source on the BLUETOOTH
device.
4 Adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume of the
BLUETOOTH device first. If the
volume level is still too low, adjust
the volume level on the system.
Note
When the system is not connected to
any BLUETOOTH device, the system
will connect to the last connected
BLUETOOTH device automatically when
you touch BLUETOOTH or  on the unit.
To use the Gesture Control
during playback
See “Using the Gesture Control
during playback” (page 47).
To terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection
Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit.“BT
AUDIO” appears on the display.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device, the BLUETOOTH connection
may be terminated automatically
when you stop playback.
Connecting this system
with multiple
BLUETOOTH devices
(Multi-device
connection)
You can connect up to three
BLUETOOTH devices to the system
at the same time with A2DP/AVRCP
connection.
Before pairing the next BLUETOOTH
device, be sure that the BLUETOOTH
function on the system is turned on
and the first BLUETOOTH device is
connected to the system.
To pair with the second or third
device
Repeat steps 1 to 6 of “Pairing this
system with a BLUETOOTH device”
(page 39).
To switch the playback source
Start playback on another
connected BLUETOOTH device while
the current device is playing music.
The system will output the sound
from the latest device.
Note
•
• Operations may vary depending on
the BLUETOOTH device. A BLUETOOTH
device may not be connected
depending on the combination of
the devices. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of the device.
•
• If you try to connect the 4th BLUETOOTH
device, the oldest playback device will
be disconnected.
•
• Depending on the BLUETOOTH device,
you may not be able to make three
BLUETOOTH connections at the same
time.
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•
• You cannot establish the multi-device
connection when using the Wireless
Party Chain function, Speaker Add
function or hands-free call function.
To disconnect any BLUETOOTH
device from the multi-device
connection
Terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection from the BLUETOOTH
device which you want to
disconnect.
To disconnect all BLUETOOTH
devices from the multi-device
connection
Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit.
One Touch BLUETOOTH
Connection by NFC
NFC (Near Field Communication)
is a technology enabling short-
range wireless communication
between various devices, such as
smartphones and IC tags.
When you touch the system with an
NFC-compatible BLUETOOTH device,
the system automatically:
—
—turns on in the BLUETOOTH
function.
—
—completes the pairing and
BLUETOOTH connection.
Compatible BLUETOOTH devices
BLUETOOTH devices with a built-
in NFC function (OS: AndroidTM
2.3.3 or later, excluding Android
3.x)
Note
•
• The system can only recognizes and
connects to one NFC-compatible
BLUETOOTH device at a time. If you try
to connect another NFC-compatible
BLUETOOTH device to the system,
the currently connected NFC-
compatible BLUETOOTH device will be
disconnected.
•
• Depending on your NFC-compatible
BLUETOOTH device, you may need to
turn on the NFC function in advance.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the BLUETOOTH device.
1 Touch the BLUETOOTH device to
the N-Mark on the unit until the
BLUETOOTH device responds to
the system.
Complete the connection by
following the instructions displayed
on the BLUETOOTH device.
When the BLUETOOTH connection is
established, the BLUETOOTH device
name appears on the display.
2 Start playback of an audio
source on the BLUETOOTH
device.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your BLUETOOTH
device.
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BLUETOOTH
Connection
Hint
If pairing and the BLUETOOTH connection
fail, do the following.
—
— Remove the case from the BLUETOOTH
device if using a commercially
available case.
—
— Touch the BLUETOOTH device to the
N-Mark on the unit again.
To terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection
Touch the BLUETOOTH device to the
N-Mark on the unit again.
Setting the BLUETOOTH
audio codecs
You can enable AAC, LDAC or SBC
codec reception from BLUETOOTH
device. AAC/LDAC can be selected
only when the BLUETOOTH device
supports AAC/LDAC.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“BT CODEC”, then press .
3 Press / repeatedly to select
the setting, then press .
•
• “AUTO”: Enable reception in AAC
or LDAC codec format.
•
• “SBC”: Receive in SBC codec
format.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Note
•
• You can enjoy high quality sound if AAC
or LDAC is selected. If you cannot listen
to AAC or LDAC sound from your device
or the sound is interrupted, select “SBC”.
•
• If you change this setting while the
system is connected to a BLUETOOTH
device, the BLUETOOTH device will
be disconnected. To connect to the
BLUETOOTH device, perform the
BLUETOOTH connection again.
Hint
LDAC is an audio coding technology
developed by Sony that enables the
transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res)
Audio content, even over a BLUETOOTH
connection. Unlike other BLUETOOTH
compatible coding technologies
such as SBC, it operates without any
down-conversion of the Hi-Res Audio
content*1, and allows approximately
three times more data*2 than those
other technologies to be transmitted
over a BLUETOOTH wireless network
with unprecedented sound quality, by
means of efficient coding and optimized
packetization.
*1 Excluding DSD format contents.
*2 In comparison with SBC (Subband
Coding) when the bitrate of 990 kbps
(96/48 kHz) or 909 kbps (88.2/44.1 kHz)
is selected.
Setting the BLUETOOTH
standby mode
The BLUETOOTH standby mode
enables the system to turn on
automatically when you establish
a BLUETOOTH connection from a
BLUETOOTH device.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“BT STBY”, then press .
3 Press / repeatedly to select
the setting, then press .
•
• “ON”: The system turns on
automatically even when the
system is in standby mode.
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•
• “OFF”: Turns off this function.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Turning on or off the
BLUETOOTH signal
You can connect to the system
from a paired BLUETOOTH device
in all functions when the system’s
BLUETOOTH signal is set to on. The
BLUETOOTH signal is turned on by
default.
Touch and hold + and MEGA
BASS on the unit for about
3 seconds.
“BT ON” or “BT OFF” appears on the
display.
Note
•
• You cannot perform the following
operations when BLUETOOTH signal is
set to off:
—
— Pair and/or connect with BLUETOOTH
device
—
— Use “Sony | Music Center”
—
— Change the BLUETOOTH audio
codecs
•
• If you touch the N-Mark on the unit with
an NFC-compatible BLUETOOTH device
or set the BLUETOOTH standby mode to
on, the BLUETOOTH signal will be set to
on automatically.
Controlling the
system using a
smartphone or
tablet (Sony |
Music Center)
“Sony | Music Center” is a dedicated
app for operating “Sony | Music
Center”-compatible audio devices
manufactured by Sony using a
smartphone or tablet. Search for
“Sony | Music Center” on Google
Play or App Store and download it
using your smartphone or tablet.
“Sony | Music Center” allows you to:
—
—change the function of the system,
control the playback of the disc/
USB device and tune to an FM
station.
—
—browse the music content of disc/
USB device.
—
—view the information of disc/USB
device such as playing time and
title.
—
—adjust the volume and change
sound setting.
—
—control multiple systems when
using the Wireless Party Chain
function.
1 Search for “Sony | Music Center”
or scan the two-dimensional
code below.
2 Download “Sony | Music
Center” app on your device.
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BLUETOOTH
Connection
3 Connect the system and device
via BLUETOOTH connection
(page 39).
4 Launch “Sony | Music Center”
and follow the on-screen
instructions.
Note
•
• We recommend you to use the latest
“Sony | Music Center” version.
•
• If the “Sony | Music Center” application
does not work properly, touch
BLUETOOTH on the unit to terminate the
BLUETOOTH connection, then perform
the BLUETOOTH connection again
so that the BLUETOOTH connection
functions normally.
•
• Available operations via “Sony | Music
Center” may differ depending on the
audio devices.
•
• For more details on “Sony | Music
Center”, refer to the following URL.
http://info.vssupport.sony.net/help/
•
• Specifications and display design of
“Sony | Music Center” are subject to
change without notice.
Getting frenzied
parties with the
“Fiestable”app
You can control the party features
of Sony’s Home Audio System with
intuitive and fancy user interface
with the “Fiestable” app.“Fiestable”
allows you to control features
such as DJ Effect, illumination and
Karaoke. You can also enjoy the
“Motion Control” function where you
can operate certain features on this
system by shaking your BLUETOOTH
device in different directions.
“Fiestable” is a plug-in application of
“Sony | Music Center”.
1 Search and download “Sony |
Music Center” app on your
device (page 44).
2 Search and download
“Fiestable” app on Google Play
or App Store using your device.
3 Connect the system and device
via BLUETOOTH connection
(page 39).
4 Launch “Sony | Music Center”
and touch the “Fiestable” icon.
Note
For more details on “Sony | Music Center”,
refer to the following URL.
http://info.vssupport.sony.net/help/
Achieving and sharing
a Party People ranking
and getting bonus
features with Party
King
The system has a unique feature
that can automatically record your
system usage.
Based on your usage, the system will
rank you with different Party People
ranking according to predefined
criteria. The frequent you use the
system, the higher the ranking you
will achieve.
Once you have achieved a certain
Party People ranking, you can share
your achievement through social
media.
The system will also award your
achievements with bonus features.
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Note
To use this feature, make sure “Sony |
Music Center” app (page 44) and
“Fiestable” app (page 45) have been
installed on your device.
1 Connect the system and device
via BLUETOOTH connection
(page 39).
2 Launch “Sony | Music Center”
and touch the “Fiestable” icon,
then follow the on-screen
instructions.
You can check your current ranking,
bonus features and also find out
how to achieve next ranking.
Gesture Control
Enjoying the Gesture
Control
You can control the operations
for PLAYBACK, DJ, SAMPLER and
KARAOKE mode by swiping your
hand over the GESTURE CONTROL
sensor on the unit.
Note
Do not touch or contact to the GESTURE
CONTROL sensor when you perform the
swiping motion.
Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL sensor in
6 directions as follows.
Swiping motion Swipe in this direction
Right to left
Left to right
Bottom to top
Top to bottom
Clockwise
Anticlockwise
To activate the Gesture Control
Touch GESTURE ON/OFF, then touch
the mode you want (PLAYBACK, DJ,
SAMPLER, or KARAOKE).
The GESTURE CONTROL lights up.
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Gesture
Control
To deactivate the Gesture
Control
Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE CONTROL lights off.
Using the Gesture
Control during
playback
You can use the Gesture Control to
control basic playback when playing
music from a disc, USB device or
BLUETOOTH device.
Use the keys and GESTURE
CONTROL sensor on the touch panel
of the unit to perform this operation.
1 Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE CONTROL lights up.
2 Touch PLAYBACK.
The PLAYBACK mode is selected.
3 Touch FUNCTION repeatedly to
select the function you want.
4 Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL sensor.
To Swipe in this
direction
Go backward
Go forward
Play
Stop
Increase volume
Reduce volume
Creating a party
atmosphere (DJ Effect)
Use the keys and GESTURE
CONTROL sensor on the touch panel
of the unit to perform this operation.
1 Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE CONTROL lights up.
2 Touch DJ or SAMPLER.
The DJ or SAMPLER mode is
selected.
3 Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL sensor.
For DJ mode:
To Swipe in this
direction
Select FLANGER*1
Select ISOLATOR*2
Select WAH*3
Select PAN*4
Increase the level
of the selected
effect
Reduce the level
of the selected
effect
*1 Creates a deep flanging effect that
is similar to the roar of a jet plane.
*2 Isolates a specific frequency band
by adjusting the other frequency
bands. For example, when you want
to focus on vocals.
*3 Create a special effect of “Wah-
wah” sound by moving the
frequency of a filter up and down
automatically.
*4 Create a feeling that the sound
is moving around the speakers
between left and right channels.
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For SAMPLER mode:
To Swipe in this
direction
Output “Come
On!”
Output “Let’s Go!”
Output Reggae
Horn sound effect
Output Phaser
sound effect
Output Scratch
sound effect
Output Audience
sound effect
To adjust the level of the
sampler sound
1 Press OPTIONS on the remote
control.
2 Press / on the remote control
repeatedly to select “SAMPLER”,
then press .
3 Press / on the remote control
repeatedly to adjust the sampler
sound level, then press .
To turn off the DJ mode
Swipe your hand over the GESTURE
CONTROL sensor in the same
direction as in step 3 above.
Note
•
• The DJ Effect is automatically turned off
when you:
—
— deactivate the Gesture Control.
—
— change the mode to PLAYBACK/
SAMPLER/KARAOKE.
—
— turn off the system.
—
— change the function.
—
— activate or deactivate the Wired Party
Chain and Wireless Party Chain
function.
—
— change the sound field.
—
— use the Vocal Fader.
—
— change the key (Key Control).
•
• If you activate the DJ Effect during
transferring, the sound effect will not be
transferred onto the USB device.
Using the Gesture
Control during Karaoke
function
Use the keys and GESTURE
CONTROL sensor on the touch panel
of the unit to perform this operation.
1 Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE CONTROL lights up.
2 Touch KARAOKE.
The KARAOKE mode is selected.
3 Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL sensor.
To Swipe in this
direction
Reduce the pitch
of music ()
Increase the
pitch of music ()
Increase the
microphone
volume
Decrease the
microphone
volume
Output hand
clapping sound
effect
Output booing
sound effect
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Sound
Adjustment
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
To Do this
Reinforce bass
sound and create
more powerful
sound (MEGA
BASS)
Press MEGA BASS
repeatedly to select
“BASS ON”. The
MEGA BASS
indicator lights up.
To cancel, press
MEGA BASS
repeatedly to select
“BASS OFF”.
Reproduce the
sound effect of a
party hall (Fiesta)
Touch FIESTA on the
unit. Alternatively,
press SOUND FIELD
+/– (or touch
SOUND FIELD on the
unit) repeatedly to
select “FIESTA”.
To cancel, touch
FIESTA again.
Select a sound
field
Press SOUND FIELD
+/– (or touch
SOUND FIELD on the
unit) repeatedly to
select the sound
field you want.
To cancel, press
SOUND FIELD +/–
(or touch SOUND
FIELD on the unit)
repeatedly to select
“FLAT”.
Selecting the Virtual
Football mode
You can experience the feeling of
being in the stadium when watching
a football match broadcast.
Note that you can only select Virtual
Football mode during AUDIO IN and
TV functions.
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly
while watching a football match
broadcast.
•
• “ON NARRATION”: You can enjoy an
immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium through enhanced
stadium cheers.
•
• “OFF NARRATION”: You can enjoy a
more immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium by minimizing the
volume level of narration in addition
to the enhancement of cheers.
To cancel the Virtual Football
mode
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly
to select “FLAT”.
Note
•
• We recommend that you select the
Virtual Football mode when watching a
football match broadcast.
•
• If you hear unnatural sounds in the
content when “OFF NARRATION”
is selected,“ON NARRATION” is
recommended.
•
• This feature does not support monaural
sound.
Creating your own
sound effect
You can raise or lower the levels
of specific frequency bands, then
store the setting in the memory as
“CUSTOM EQ”.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM EQ”, then press .
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3 Press / repeatedly to adjust
the equalizer level or surround
setting, then press .
4 Repeat step 3 to adjust the level
of other frequency bands and
surround effect.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
To select the custom equalizer
setting
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly
to select “CUSTOM EQ”.
Other Operations
Using the Control for
HDMI function
Connecting a TV compatible with
the Control for HDMI function* by
HDMI cable (High Speed HDMI Cable
with Ethernet, not supplied) enables
you to easily operate the device by a
TV remote control.
The following functions can be used
with the Control for HDMI function.
•
• System Power Off function
•
• System Audio Control function
•
• Audio Return Channel
•
• One-Touch Play function
•
• Remote Easy Control
•
• Language Follow
* Control for HDMI is a standard used
by CEC (Consumer Electronics Control)
for allowing HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) devices to control
each other.
Note
These functions may work with devices
other than those manufactured by Sony,
but operation is not guaranteed.
Preparing to use the Control for
HDMI function
Hold down SHIFT and press SETUP,
then set [HDMI SETUP] – [CONTROL
FOR HDMI] on the system to [ON]
(page 34). The default setting is
[ON].
Enable the Control for HDMI function
settings for the TV connected to the
system.

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