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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Theatre mode system
  • Model/name: RHT-G1500
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Table of Contents

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3-291-730-21(1)
Theatre Stand
System
©2008 Sony Corporation
RHT-G900
RHT-G1500
Operating Instructions
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3
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as
a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Batteries or batteries installed apparatus shall not be
exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like.
Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union and
other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or
on its packaging indicates that
this product shall not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring
this product is disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potential negative consequences for
the environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
Disposal of waste
batteries (applicable in
the European Union and
other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
indicates that the battery provided with this
product shall not be treated as household waste.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be caused
by inappropriate waste handling of the battery.
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 will be treated properly,
hand over the product at end-of-life to the
applicable collection point for the 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 applicable 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.
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The
Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety
is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61,
70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee
matters please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
WARNING
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WARNING ..............................................4
CAUTION................................................5
Precautions...............................................6
Main features ...........................................7
Getting Started
Supplied accessories ................................8
Setting this stand......................................9
Connecting components with HDMI
jacks.................................................11
Connecting components without HDMI
jacks.................................................13
Setting up the sound output of the
connected component ......................14
Connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter .............................................15
Playback Options
Index to parts and controls.....................16
Enjoying TV...........................................19
Enjoying other components ...................19
Tuner Functions
Presetting radio stations .........................21
Listening to the radio .............................22
Naming preset stations...........................23
Using the Radio Data System (RDS).....24
Surround Function
Enjoying the surround effect..................25
“BRAVIA” Sync Features
What is “BRAVIA” Sync?.....................27
Preparing for the “BRAVIA” Sync........27
Enjoying Blu-ray Disc/DVD..................30
(One-Touch Play)
Enjoying the TV sound from the
speakers ...........................................30
(System Audio Control)
Turning off the stand, TV and the
connected compornents ...................31
(System Power Off)
Advanced Settings
Settings and adjustments using the
amplifier menu................................ 32
Additional Information
Troubleshooting .................................... 36
Specifications ........................................ 38
Glossary................................................. 40
Index...................................................... 41
Table of Contents
The instructions in this manual are for RHT-
G900 and RHT-G1500. RHT-G900 is the
model used for illustration purposes. Any
difference in procedure is clearly indicated in
the text, for example, “RHT-G900 only.”
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Do not lean on or hang from the
TV when the TV is placed on the
stand.
The TV may fall from the
stand causing an accident
resulting in serious injury or
death.
Do not move the stand with the
TV or other equipment installed
on it.
Be sure to remove
the TV and other
equipment when
moving the stand. If
you fail to do so, the
stand may lose
balance and topple
over resulting in serious injury.
Do not allow the AC power cord
(mains lead) or the connecting
cable to be pinched between the
TV and the stand.
• The AC power cord (mains lead)
or the connecting cable may be
damaged resulting in fire or
electric shock.
• When moving the stand, be
careful not to trap the AC power
cord (mains lead) or the
connecting cable under the stand.
Do not allow children to climb on
the stand or crawl between the
shelves.
If children climb on
the stand or get
between the shelves,
serious injury or death
can result if the glass
breaks or the stand topples over.
Do not hold the base when
moving the stand.
Whenyoumove
the stand, hold
the lower part of
the top shelf. If
you hold the
base as in the
illusration,there
is a risk that the
plinth section
may detach and the stand may fall.
WARNING
Top shelf
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Do not place any heated objects
such as a hot pan or a kettle on
the stand.
A top glass panel may break
and cause injury. Or, it may
cause damage to the stand.
Do not step on the stand.
You may fall, or
break the glass and
cause injury.
Do not subject the top glass panel
to excessive shock.
This stand uses glass
with an anti-scatter
film, but care should
still be taken. If the
glass breaks, glass
fragments could cause
injury, so observe the
precautions below.
• Do not hit the glass or
drop sharp-pointed objects on the glass. Avoid
excessive shock.
• Do not scratch or poke the glass with sharp-pointed
objects.
• Do not hit a component on the upper side of a top glass
panel when installing the component.
Do not use the top glass panel if it
is cracked.
Do not use the top glass panel when it is cracked.
The top glass panel may break and cause severe
injury.
This stand is only for the
specified TV.
Confirm whether this stand is mentioned as a
supported product in the operating instructions
of the TV.
Note on load capacity
Do not place any equipment exceeding the
specified maximum weight on the stand, as
indicated in the illustration below. Otherwise, it
may fall or break.
Notes on installation
• Be careful not to pinch your hand or fingers between
the TV and the stand.
• To prevent the stand from distorting, observe the
following:
– Install the stand on a solid and flat surface.
– If you install the stand on a soft surface such as a
mat, first lay a board under the stand.
– Do not install the stand in a place subject to direct
sunlight or near a heater.
– Do not install the stand in a hot or humid place, or
outdoors.
• Moving the stand requires two people or more. Move
the stand only after removing the TV. If you fail to do
so, the TV may fall from the stand resulting in serious
injury. Do not hold the grille as it may detach from the
stand resulting in serious injury. Be careful not to
pinch your fingers when moving the stand.
CAUTION
60 kg
14 kg
25 kg
RHT-G900
RHT-G1500
75 kg
25 kg
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On safety
• Do not place unspecified objects, such as a flower
vase or pottery on the stand.
• Do not make alterations to the stand.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the stand,
unplug the stand and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
On power sources
• Before operating the stand, check that the operating
voltage is identical to your local power supply. The
operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate at the
rear of the stand.
• The stand is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet (mains), even if the stand itself has been turned
off.
• If you are not going to use the stand for a long time,
be sure to disconnect the stand from the wall outlet
(mains). To disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead), grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord.
• One blade of the plug is wider than the other for the
purpose of safety and will fit into the wall outlet
(mains) only one way. If you are unable to insert the
plug fully into the outlet, contact your dealer.
• AC power cord (mains lead) must be changed only at
the qualified service shop.
• Install this stand so that the power cord can be
unplugged from the wall socket immediately in the
event of trouble.
On placement
• Place the stand in a location with adequate ventilation
to prevent heat buildup and prolong the life of the
stand.
• Use caution when placing the stand on surfaces that
have been specially treated (with wax, oil, polish, etc.)
as staining or discoloration of the surface may result.
• The floor may be damaged if sand, trash, etc., gets
caught under the legs of the stand.
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure to turn off
and unplug the stand.
On cleaning
Clean the stand, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any question or problem concerning your
stand, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Copyrights
This stand incorporates Dolby* Digital and Pro Logic
Surround and the DTS** Digital Surround System.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Dolby, Pro Logic and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
**Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #'s:
5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;
6,487,535 & other U.S. and worldwide patents
issued & pending. DTS and DTS Digital Surround
are registered trademarks and the DTS logos and
Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © 1996-2007
DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This stand incorporates High-Definition Multimedia
Interface (HDMI™) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
“BRAVIA” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Precautions
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Main features
B Easy connection with HDMI
b
The cords are all tangled up. Neat connections (page 11).
B Easy operation with only one TV remote (“BRAVIA” Sync)
b
Separate remotes for each component. Consolidate operations on one remote
(page 27).
B Easy Surround settings
b
I need lots of cords and speakers. Easy set-up with S-Force PRO Front
Surround.
About S-Force PRO Front Surround
Sony’s long-term involvement in surround
technology (and the vast amounts of acoustic data
accumulated as a result) has led to the
development of all-new processing method and
advanced DSP to handle this task effectively,
which we call S-Force PRO Front Surround.
Compared with previous front surround
technologies, S-Force PRO Front Surround
reproduces a more convincing sense of distance
and space, resulting in a true surround sound
experience without the need for rear speakers.
Recommended surround-sound area
You can enjoy surround sound in the areas in
which sound is spread as illustrated.
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Please check the following accessories in the
package.
Optical cable (1 m) (1)
Remote commander (RM-ANU032) (1)
Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
Top glass panel (1)
Corner protectors (4)
Support belt and two screws (small/large)
(1)
Shelf board (1) (RHT-G900 only)
Shelf support pins (4) (RHT-G900 only)
FM wire antenna (aerial) (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Inserting batteries into the
remote
You can control the stand using the supplied
remote. Insert two size AA (R6) batteries by
matching the + and – ends on the batteries to the
markings inside the compartment.
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid
place.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing,
particularly when replacing the batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct light from
the sun or lighting apparatus. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended
period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
Getting Started
Supplied accessories
Notes
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Getting
Started
Installing the top glass panel
Refer to “How to install the top glass panel”
supplied with this stand.
Preventing the TV from
toppling over
As a protective measure, secure the TV.
Perform following steps as a protective measure
if you have a Sony LCD TV.
1 Place the TV on the center of the stand.
Install the TV so that the TV does not hide
the top panel display of the stand.
2 Fasten the support belt (supplied) to
the stand with the small screw
(supplied).
Tighten the screw upward into the underside
hole, as in the illustration.
3 Fit the support belt to the stand, then
firmly fasten with the large screw
(supplied) using a screw driver or coin,
etc.
4 While supporting the TV, tighten the
support belt to secure in place.
Installing the shelf board
(RHT-G900 only)
1 Insert the attaching shelf support pins
(supplied) into the holes in the stand.
2 Fit the shelf board onto the shelf
support pins horizontally. This requires
people.
Setting this stand
(large)
(small)
continued
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Connecting the FM wire
antenna (aerial)
Connect the FM wire antenna (aerial) to the
75 Ω COAXIAL jack.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna (aerial).
• After connecting the FM wire antenna (aerial), keep it
as horizontal as possible.
• If you have poor FM reception, use a 75-ohm coaxial
cable (not supplied) to connect the control unit to an
outdoor FM antenna (aerial) as shown below.
Bundling the cables
1 Connect the components to the stand.
For details, refer to pages 11 to 15.
2 Bundle the cables with the cord
manager to prevent them from tangling.
Stuff the cables into the cord manager as
shown in the illustration below.
Installing this stand
Install the stand after connecting all the
components to the stand.
Install the stand after allowing for a space of
more than 5 cm from the wall. This is to allow
for heat dissipation and to prevent the TV from
falling.
• Be careful not to pinch your fingers when setting up
the stand.
Notes
Tip
BD IN DVD IN SAT IN TV OUT
FM
ANTENNA
75
COAXIAL
HDMI
FM wire antenna (aerial)
(supplied)
75 Ω COAXIAL jack
FM
ANTENNA
75
COAXIAL
Rear of the stand
Outdoor FM antenna (aerial)
Note
More than
5 cm
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Getting
Started
We recommend that you connect components to
the stand using an HDMI cable.
With HDMI, you can easily enjoy both high
quality sound and high quality images.
However, it is necessary to connect the audio
output of the TV to the audio input of the
stand using an optical cable or an audio cord
in order listen to the TV’s sound from the
stand.
For details on the Control for HDMI function,
refer to ““BRAVIA” Sync Features”
(page 27).
Connect the AC power cord (mains lead) after
you have finished connecting all components to
the stand.
Connecting components with HDMI jacks
R
TV DMPORT
BD IN DVD IN SAT IN TV OUT
FM
ANTENNA
75
COAXIAL
L
OPT
OPT
COAX OPT ANALOG
INPUT HDMI
DVD
SAT
DC 5V
0.7A MAX
TV monitor, projector, etc.
Audio signal
Audio/video
signal
A
Audio/video signal
C
B
A
A
A
Audio/video
signal
Audio/video
signal
Blu-ray Disc player (recorder), “PlayStation 3” DVD player (recorder) Satellite tuner
: Signal flow
A HDMI cable (not supplied)
B Optical cable (supplied)
C Audio cord (not supplied)
or
continued
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• Refer to page 13 for how to connect a component
without an HDMI jack.
• The HDMI jack has priority when you connect the
component to the stand using INPUT OPT, INPUT
COAX and HDMI together.
• The INPUT OPT jack has priority when you connect
both the audio output of the TV to the INPUT OPT
and INPUT ANALOG jack of the stand.
Notes on HDMI connections
• You can enjoy high quality images using an
HDMI cable with an HDMI logo. We
recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable.
• Check the setup of the connected component if
an image is poor or the sound does not come
out of a component connected via the HDMI
cable.
• Audio signals (sampling frequency, bit length,
etc.) transmitted from an HDMI jack may be
suppressed by the connected component.
• Sound may be interrupted when the sampling
frequency or the number of channels of audio
output signals from the playback component is
switched.
• When the connected component is not
compatible with copyright protection
technology (HDCP), the image and/or the
sound from the HDMI TV OUT jack may be
distorted or may be not output.
In this case, check the specification of the
connected component.
• We do not recommend using an HDMI-DVI
conversion cable.
• No matter what input is selected for the stand,
video signals from the HDMI input jack (BD,
DVD or SAT) that was selected last time are
output from the HDMI TV OUT jack.
Notes
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Getting
Started
When you connect a DVD player (recorder),
satellite tuner, “PlayStation 2”, etc., that has no
HDMI jacks, connect to the stand using the
INPUT OPT or INPUT COAX jack.
If a component connected to INPUT SAT jacks
does not have an OPTICAL OUT jack, connect
this stand using the INPUT COAX jack. In this
case, it is not necessary to connect all the cables.
Connect the audio cords according to the jacks of
your components.
Connect the AC power cord (mains lead) last.
* “PlayStation 2” is a trademark of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc.
Connecting components without HDMI jacks
R
TV DMPORT
BD IN DVD IN SAT IN TV OUT
FM
ANTENNA
75
COAXIAL
L
OPT
OPT
COAX OPT ANALOG
INPUT HDMI
DVD
SAT
DC 5V
0.7A MAX
TV monitor, projector, etc.
D
A Optical cable (not supplied)
B Optical cable (supplied)
C Audio cord (not supplied)
D Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
: Signal flow
Video signal
Video signal
A A
Video signal
Audio signal
C
B
Audio signal
or
Video signal
Audio signal
DVD player (recorder), “PlayStation 2”, etc.
Satellite tuner
or
continued
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• The INPUT OPT jack has priority when you connect
both the audio output of the TV to the INPUT OPT
and INPUT ANALOG jack of the stand.
If you connect any of the
components with HDMI jacks,
and the Control for HDMI function
is set to on
Set “CTRL: HDMI” to “OFF” in the AMP menu
of the stand for the component connected to the
stand using the INPUT OPT or INPUT COAX
jack (except a TV) individually. For details, refer
to “Setting the Control for HDMI function to off
for a component without HDMI jacks”
(page 29).
Depending on the audio output settings of the
connected component, the sound may output in 2
channel sound format only. In this case, set the
connected component to output the sound in
multi channel sound format (PCM, DTS, Dolby
Digital). For details on audio output settings,
refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the connected component.
Note
Setting up the sound
output of the connected
component
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Getting
Started
You can enjoy sound from the connected
component on the stand by connecting the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
Connect the AC power cord (mains lead) last.
• Do not connect or disconnect the DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter while the stand is turned on.
• When you connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter, be sure the connector is inserted with the
arrow mark facing toward the arrow mark on the
DMPORT jack. To detach the DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter, press and hold A and then pull out the
connector.
Connecting the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter
R
TV DMPORT
BD IN DVD IN SAT IN TV OUT
FM
ANTENNA
75
COAXIAL
L
OPT
OPT
COAX OPT ANALOG
INPUT HDMI
DVD
SAT
DC 5V
0.7A MAX
: Signal flow
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter
Notes
A
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For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses.
Front panel
A (remote sensor) (37)
Point the remote commander towards here.
B POWER/ACTIVE STANDBY indicator
Lights as follows:
Green: The stand is turned on.
Amber:Control for HDMI function is
working while the stand is turned
off.
Off: The stand is turned off, and the
Control for HDMI function is not
working.
C ?/1 (on/standby)
Press to turn the stand on or off.
D INPUT SELECTOR
Press to select the input source to play back.
E VOLUME +/–
Press to adjust the volume.
Playback Options
Index to parts and controls
POWER/
ACTIVE STANDBY
INPUT SELECTOR VOLUME
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Playback
Options
Top panel display
About the indications in the top panel display
A HDMI (11, 37)
Lights up when an HDMI equipment is
being used.
B Lights up according to the audio input
signals.
C SLEEP (35)
Flashes when the Sleep Timer function is
active.
D NIGHT (26)
Lights up in NIGHT mode.
E COAX/OPT
Lights up according to the cable which you
are using.
F TUNED (21)
Lights up when an FM station is received.
G ST/MONO (22)
ST: Lights up when a stereo FM station
is received.
MONO: Lights up when the stand is set to
reproduce a stereo FM station in
monaural.
continued
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Remote control
Buttons for the operation of this
stand
A ?/1 (on/standby)
Press to turn the stand on or off.
B LEVEL
Press to adjust the level of the center speaker
and subwoofer. This setting is applied to all
sound fields.
C AMP MENU
Press to display the menu of the stand
(page 32).
D C, X, x, c or
Press C, X, x or c to select the settings.
Then press to enter the selection.
E MENU
Press to preset a radio station or name the
preset station (page 21, 23).
F DIMMER
Press to select the brightness of the top panel
display can be set to one of 2 levels.
G TUNING +/–
Press to select a radio station (page 21, 22).
I SOUND FIELD +/–
Press to select the sound field (page 25).
J VOLUME +/–
Press to adjust the volume.
K MUTING
Press to turn off the sound.
L NIGHT
Press to activate the NIGHT mode function
(page 26).
M PRESET +/–
Press to select a preset radio station
(page 22).
N O RETURN
Press to return to the previous menu.
O DISPLAY
Press to switch the information in the top
panel display.
P INPUT SELECTOR +/–
Press to select an input source, such as the
tuner, or other connected component.
Buttons for the operation of a
connected component through
DMPORT connection
D C, X, x, c or
Press to select a menu item and enter the
selection.
E MENU
Press to display the MENU.
G m/M
Press to fast reverse or to fast forward the
disc when pressed during playback.
H N (playback)/X (pause)/x (stop)
Play mode buttons.
M ./>
Press to skip chapters.
N O RETURN
Press to return to the previous menu.
O DISPLAY
Press to select the setting of the top panel
display.
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
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Playback
Options
1 Turn on the TV and choose a program.
Refer to the operating instructions of your
TV for details.
2 Turn the stand on.
3 Press INPUT SELECTOR + or –
repeatedly until “TV” appears in the top
panel display.
4 Adjust the volume by pressing
VOLUME +/–.
• The sound may be output from the TV’s speaker. In
this case, turn the volume of the TV’s speaker down
to the minimum.
Enjoying satellite tuner
1 Turn on the TV.
Refer to the operating instructions of your
TV for details.
2 Turn the satellite tuner and the stand on.
3 Press INPUT SELECTOR + or –
repeatedly until “SAT” appears in the
top panel display.
4 Change the TV input.
Refer to the operating instructions of your
TV for details.
5 Adjust the volume by pressing
VOLUME +/–.
• The sound may be output from the TV’s speaker. In
this case, turn the volume of the TV’s speaker down
to the minimum.
Enjoying TV
Tip
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
?/1
VOLUME
+/–
INPUT
SELECTOR
+/–
Enjoying other
components
Tip
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
?/1
INPUT
SELECTOR
+/–
VOLUME
+/–
continued
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Enjoying Blu-ray Disc, DVD,
“PlayStation 2” or
“PlayStation 3”
1 Turn on the TV.
2 Turn the Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
(recorder), “PlayStation 2” or
“PlayStation 3” and the stand on.
3 Press INPUT SELECTOR + or –
repeatedly until “BD” or “DVD” appears
in the top panel display.
4 Change the TV input.
Refer to the operating instructions of your
TV for details.
5 Play back the disc.
• Even if you playback Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital
Plus or DTS HD with a connected component
compatible with these sound formats, the stand
accepts as Dolby Digital or DTS. When you playback
these high-quality sound formats, set the connected
component to output the sound in multi channel PCM,
if possible.
Enjoying a connected
component through DMPORT
connection
1 Press INPUT SELECTOR + or –
repeatedly until “DMPORT” appears in
the top panel display.
2 Start playback of the connected
component.
• You can enjoy optimum sound quality from portable
audio components in any sound field except for
“STANDARD”, joining the effect of Portable Audio
Enhancer.
Tip
Note
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Tuner
Functions
You can preset 20 FM stations. Before tuning,
make sure to turn down the volume to minimum.
1 Press INPUT SELECTOR + or –
repeatedly until “FM” appears in the top
panel display.
2 Press and hold TUNING + or – until the
auto scanning starts.
Scanning stops when the stand tunes in a
station. “TUNED” lights up in the top panel
display.
3 Press MENU.
4 Press X/x repeatedly until “Memory?”
appears in the top panel display.
5 Press .
A preset number appears in the top panel
display.
6 Press X/x to select the preset number
you want.
7 Press .
“Complete!” appears in the top panel
display, and the station is stored.
8 Press MENU.
9 Repeat 2 to 8 to store other stations.
To change the preset number
Restart from step 3.
Tuner Functions
Presetting radio stations
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
C, X, x, c,
INPUT
SELECTOR
+/–
MENU
TUNING
+/–
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22GB
Preset radio stations in the stand’s memory first
(see “Presetting radio stations” (page 21)).
1 Press INPUT SELECTOR + or –
repeatedly until “FM” appears in the top
panel display.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Press PRESET + or – repeatedly to
select the preset station.
Each time you press the button, the stand
tunes in one preset station.
3 Adjust the volume by pressing
VOLUME +/–.
To turn off the radio
Press "/1 to turn off the stand.
To change to another function, press INPUT
SELECTOR + or –.
To listen to non-preset radio
stations
Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2.
For manual tuning, press TUNING + or –
repeatedly.
For automatic tuning, press and hold TUNING +
or –. The automatic tuning stops when the stand
tunes in a station. To stop the automatic tuning
manually, press TUNING + or –.
If an FM program is noisy
If an FM program is noisy, you can select
monaural reception. There will be no stereo
effect, but reception will improve.
1 Press MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “FM Mode?”
appears in the top panel display, then press
or c.
3 Press X/x to select “MONO.”
• STEREO: Stereo reception.
• MONO: Monaural reception.
4 Press .
The setting is made.
5 Press MENU.
• To improve reception, reorient the FM wire antenna
(aerial) (supplied).
Listening to the radio
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
DISPLAY
INPUT
SELECTOR
+/–
MENU
TUNING
+/–
PRESET
+/–
VOLUME
+/–
C, X, x, c,
?/1
Tip
Page: 22
23GB
Tuner
Functions
You can enter a name for preset stations. These
names (for example, “XYZ”) appear in the top
panel display when a station is selected.
Note that no more than one name can be entered
for each preset station.
1 Press INPUT SELECTOR + or –
repeatedly until “FM” appears in the top
panel display.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Press PRESET + or – repeatedly to
select the preset station you want to
create an index name for.
3 Press MENU.
4 Press X/x repeatedly until “Name In?”
appears in the top panel display.
5 Press .
6 Create a name by using C/X/x/c.
Press X/x to select a character, then press c
to move the cursor to the next position.
Letters, numbers, and other symbols can be
input for a radio station name.
If you enter a wrong character
Press C/c repeatedly until the character to
be changed flashes, then press X/x to select
the desired character.
7 Press .
“Complete!” appears in the top panel
display, and the station name is stored.
8 Press MENU.
• You can check the frequency in the top panel display
by pressing DISPLAY repeatedly (page 23).
Viewing the station name or
frequency in the top panel
display
When the stand is set to “FM”, you can check the
frequency using the top panel display.
Press DISPLAY.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the station name
and the frequency alternate in the top panel
display.
• The station name is displayed if you have entered a
name for a preset station.
• The frequency in the top panel display switches to the
station name after several seconds.
Naming preset stations
Tip
Tips
Page: 23
24GB
What is the Radio Data
System?
The Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting
service that allows radio stations to send
additional information along with the regular
program signal. This tuner offers convenient
RDS features, such as station name display. RDS
is available only for FM stations.*
• RDS may not work properly if the station you are
tuned to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly,
or if the signal strength is weak.
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same type of services. If you are not
familiar with the RDS system, check with your local
radio stations for details on RDS services in your
area.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station from the FM band.
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the frequency in the top panel display
switches to the station name*.
* If an RDS broadcast is not received, a station name
will not appear in the top panel display.
• When a station name is displayed, you can check the
frequency by pressing DISPLAY repeatedly.
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
Note
Tip
Page: 24
25GB
Surround
Function
Selecting the sound field
This stand can create multi channel surround
sound. You can select one of stand’s optimized
pre-programmed sound fields.
Press SOUND FIELD +/–.
The present sound field appears in the top panel
display.
Each time you press the SOUND FIELD +/–
button, the display changes cyclically as follows:
STANDARD y MOVIE y NEWS y
SPORTS y GAME y MUSIC y JAZZ
y CLASSIC y ROCK y POP y
DANCE y FLAT y STANDARD …..
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly until the
sound field you want appears.
Available sound fields
* These sound fields do not appear when “DMPORT”
is selected for the INPUT SELECTOR.
• All sound is played in surround sound in “MOVIE”,
“SPORTS”, “GAME” and “MUSIC.”
Multi channel sounds are played in surround sound in
“STANDARD” and “NEWS.”
In other modes, sound is played in stereo.
• The sound fields memorized for each input are
retained even if you disconnect the AC power cord
(mains lead).
Surround Function
Enjoying the surround
effect
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
SOUND
FIELD +/–
Sound field Effect
STANDARD This is the standard setting.
MOVIE* Recreates powerful and
realistic sound, along with
clear dialog.
NEWS* Produces the announcer’s
voice clearly.
SPORTS* Produces the play-by-play
commentary clearly and
realistic sound with
surround effects, such as
cheering, etc.
GAME* Produces powerful and
realistic sound, best suited
for playing video games.
MUSIC* Produces music with
optimum surround sound
effects.
JAZZ Recreates the atmosphere
of a jazz club.
CLASSIC Recreates the atmosphere
of a classical concert.
ROCK Produces powerful sound,
best suited for listening to
rock music.
POP Produces uplifting sound,
best suited for listening to
pop music.
DANCE Recreates the atmosphere
of a dance hall.
FLAT Plays all music in stereo
without any effects.
Note
Tips
continued
Page: 25
26GB
• Multi-channel sound is processed by the surround
feature in any sound field. Also, multi-channel sound
is processed by the surround feature for any sound in
“MOVIE” or “SPORTS.”
Enjoying the sound at low
volume (NIGHT mode)
You can enjoy sound effects and to hear the
dialog clearly even at a low volume level using
this function. This function is useful for enjoying
sound at night.
Press NIGHT.
To cancel the night mode, press NIGHT again.
• You can listen to Dolby Digital sound at low volume
by using AUDIO DRC (page 34).
Tip
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
NIGHT
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27GB
“BRAVIA”
Sync
Features
By connecting Sony components that are
compatible with the “BRAVIA” Sync with an
HDMI cable (not supplied), operation is
simplified as below:
• One-Touch Play: When you play back a
component such as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
(recorder), the stand and the TV are turned on
automatically and switch to the appropriate
HDMI input.
• System Audio Control: While watching TV,
you can select to output the sound from the TV
speaker or the speakers of the stand.
• System Power Off: When you turn off the TV,
the stand and the connected components are
also turned off simultaneously.
“BRAVIA” Sync is compatible with a Sony TV,
Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, AV amplifier, etc.,
with the Control for HDMI function.
CONTROL FOR HDMI is a mutual control
function standard used by CEC (Consumer
Electronics Control) for HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface).
The Control for HDMI function will
not operate in the following
cases:
• When you connect this stand to a component
which is not correspond with Control for
HDMI function.
• When you connect the stand and components
using other than HDMI connection.
We recommend that you connect this stand to
products featuring “BRAVIA” Sync.
• Depending on the connected component, the Control
for HDMI function may not work. See the operating
instructions of the component.
To use the “BRAVIA” Sync, set the Control for
HDMI function to on for the stand and the
connected component.
When you connect a Sony TV with the Control
for HDMI function, the Control for HDMI
function for the stand and the connected
component can be set simultaneously by setting
Control for HDMI function of the TV.
1 Make sure that the stand is connected
to the TV and the connected
components (which should be
compatible with the Control for HDMI
function) using HDMI cables (not
supplied).
2 Turn on the stand, the TV and the
connected components.
3 Select the input of the stand connected
to the component you want to watch
(BD, DVD, SAT), and switch the HDMI
input of the TV, so that an image from
the connected component is displayed.
“BRAVIA” Sync Features
What is “BRAVIA” Sync?
Note
Preparing for the
“BRAVIA” Sync
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
?/1
AMP
MENU
C, X, x, c,
continued
Page: 27
28GB
4 Set Control for HDMI function of the TV
to on.
The Control for HDMI function for the
stand and the connected component is
simultaneously set to on.
During the setting, “SCANNING” appears
in the top panel display. After you finish the
setting, “COMPLETE” appears in the top
panel display. Wait until the setting is
complete.
If “SCANNING” or “COMPLETE”
does not appear after performing
the steps above
Set the Control for HDMI function to on for the
stand and the connected component individually.
1 Press AMP MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “SET HDMI”
appears, then press or c.
3 Press X/x repeatedly until “CTRL:
HDMI” appears, then press or c.
4 Press X/x to select “ON.”
5 Press AMP MENU.
The AMP menu turns off. The Control for
HDMI function is set to on.
6 Set the Control for HDMI function of the
connected component to on.
For details on setting the connected
component, refer to its operating
instructions.
7 Select the input of the stand connected
to the component you want to use the
Control for HDMI function for (BD, DVD,
SAT), and repeat step 6.
If you add or reconnect the
component
Perform steps of “Preparing for the “BRAVIA”
Sync” and “If “SCANNING” or “COMPLETE”
does not appear after performing the steps
above” again.
• During the setting of the Control for HDMI function
for the stand, the System Audio Control function does
not work.
• If the Control for HDMI function for the connected
component cannot be set simultaneously by setting
“CONTROL FOR HDMI” of the TV, set the Control
for HDMI function using the menu of the connected
component.
• For details on setting the TV and the connected
components, refer to their operating instructions.
• The default setting of the Control for HDMI function
of the stand is “OFF.”
Notes
Tip
Page: 28
29GB
“BRAVIA”
Sync
Features
Setting the Control for HDMI
function to off for a
component without HDMI
jacks
To listen to the sound of the component without
HDMI jacks when the Control for HDMI
function is set to on, set it to off for that
component individually.
1 Press AMP MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “SET HDMI”
appears, then press or c.
3 Press X/x to select the component you
want to set the Control for HDMI
function to off for (DVD CTRL, SAT
CTRL or DMPORT. CTRL), then press
or c.
4 Press X/x to select “OFF.”
5 Press AMP MENU.
The AMP menu turns off.
• Unless the Control for HDMI function is set to off for
a component without HDMI jacks, the sound of that
component is not output from the stand.
• When you connect the video output of the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT adapter to the video input of the TV,
set the “DMPORT. CTRL” to “OFF.”
When you connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter without video output jack, set the “DMPORT.
CTRL” to “ON.”
Note
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
AMP
MENU
C, X, x, c,
Tip
Page: 29
30GB
Play back a connected component.
The stand and the TV are turned on
automatically and switch to the appropriate
HDMI input.
• Depending on the TV, the start of the content may not
be output.
• You can enjoy the Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
(recorder) connected to the stand, even if you turn the
stand off. The POWER/ACTIVE STANDBY
indicator lights up in amber at this time.
You can enjoy the TV sound from the speakers
of the stand by means of a simple operation. For
details, see the operating instructions of the TV.
Press ?/1 to turn on the stand.
The sound is output from the speaker of the
stand. The sound is output from the TV's speaker
when you turn the stand off.
• When the TV is turned on before this stand is turned
on, the TV sound will not be output for a moment.
• When you connect a TV that does not have System
Audio Control function, the System Audio Control
function does not work.
• You can adjust the volume and turn off the sound of
the stand using the TV remote.
Enjoying Blu-ray Disc/DVD
(One-Touch Play)
Note
Tip
Enjoying the TV sound
from the speakers
(System Audio Control)
Notes
Tip
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
?/1
AMP
MENU
C, X, x, c,
Page: 30
31GB
“BRAVIA”
Sync
Features
Using the Volume Limit
function
When the System Audio Control function is
active, and the output method changes from the
TV speaker to the stand speaker automatically,
loud sound may be output depending on the
volume level of the stand. You can prevent this
by limiting the maximum volume level.
1 Press AMP MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “SET HDMI”
appears, then press or c.
3 Press X/x repeatedly until “VOL LIMIT”
appears, then press or c.
4 Press X/x to select the maximum
volume level you want.
The maximum volume level changes as
follows:
5 Press AMP MENU.
The AMP menu turns off.
• This function is available only when the Control for
HDMI function is set to on.
• This function is not available when the output method
changes from the stand speaker to the TV speaker.
• We recommend that you set the maximum volume
level to a little lower than the volume you usually
listen to.
• Regardless of the maximum volume level you set, the
VOLUME +/– button of the stand and the remote is
operable.
• If you do not want to limit the maximum volume
level, select “MAX.”
When you turn the TV off by using the POWER
button on the TV’s remote, the stand and the
connected components turns off automatically.
• Depending on the status, the connected components
may not be turned off. For details, see operating
instructions supplied with the connected components.
Notes
Tips
MAX y 49 y 48 ….. 2 y 1 y MIN
Turning off the stand, TV
and the connected
compornents
(System Power Off)
Note
Page: 31
32GB
Using the AMP menu
You can set the following items with AMP
MENU on the remote.
The default settings are underlined.
* Refer to ““BRAVIA” Sync Features” (page 27).
**This setting appears only when “CTRL: HDMI” is
set to “ON.”
1 Press AMP MENU to turn on the AMP
menu.
2 Press C/X/x/c repeatedly to select the
item and the setting.
3 Press AMP MENU to turn off the AMP
menu.
The following pages show details for each
setting.
Advanced Settings
Settings and adjustments
using the amplifier menu
AMP MENU
DVD
CTRL**
SET
HDMI*
CTRL:
HDMI
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
SAT
CTRL**
ON
OFF
DMPORT.
CTRL**
ON
OFF
VOL
LIMIT**
MAX, 49, 48, .....
2, 1, MIN
DUAL
MONO
MAIN
SUB
MAIN + SUB
A/V SYNC ON
OFF
AUDIO
DRC
MAX
STD
OFF
DISPLAY ON
OFF
SLEEP OFF, 10M, 20M, …..
80M, 90M
Page: 32
33GB
Advanced
Settings
Enjoying multiplex broadcast
sound (DUAL MONO)
You can enjoy multiplex broadcast sound when
the stand receives an AC-3 multiplex broadcast
signal.
• To receive AC-3 signal, you need to connect a digital
satellite tuner to the stand with an optical cable or
coaxial cable, and set the digital output mode of the
digital satellite tuner to AC-3.
1 Press AMP MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “DUAL
MONO” appears, then press or c.
3 Press X/x to select the sound you want.
• MAIN: Plays back only the main
channel.
• SUB: Plays back only the sub
channel.
• MAIN+SUB: Main sound is output from
the left speaker and sub
sound is output from the
right speaker.
4 Press AMP MENU.
The AMP menu turns off.
Adjusting the delay between
the sound and the image (A/V
SYNC)
You can delay the sound using this function
when the image is slower than the sound.
1 Press AMP MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “A/V SYNC”
appears, then press or c.
3 Press X/x to select the setting.
• OFF: Does not adjust.
• ON: Adjusts the difference between
picture and sound.
4 Press AMP MENU.
The AMP menu turns off.
• You may not be able to adjust the delay between
sound and image perfectly using this function.
• This function is useful only for Dolby Digital, DTS
and Linear PCM (2ch) input by coaxial (audio),
optical (audio) or HDMI.
Note
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
AMP
MENU
C, X, x, c,
Notes
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
AMP
MENU
C, X, x, c,
continued
Page: 33
34GB
Enjoying Dolby Digital sound
at low volume (AUDIO DRC)
Narrows the dynamic range of the sound track.
Useful for enjoying movies at low volume.
AUDIO DRC only applies to Dolby Digital
sources.
1 Press AMP MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “AUDIO
DRC” appears, then press or c.
3 Press X/x to select the setting.
• OFF: No compression of dynamic range.
• STD: Reproduces the sound track with
the kind of dynamic range that the
recording engineer intended.
• MAX: Compresses dynamic range fully.
4 Press AMP MENU.
The AMP menu turns off.
Changing the display setting
(DISPLAY)
You can change the display setting.
1 Press AMP MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “DISPLAY”
appears, then press or c.
3 Press X/x to select the setting of the
top panel display.
• ON: The display appears all the time.
• OFF: The display appears for a few
seconds when you operate the stand.
• The display appears all the time when the muting
or protection function is working, even if you set
the “DISPLAY” to “OFF.”
4 Press AMP MENU.
The AMP menu turns off.
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
AMP
MENU
C, X, x, c,
Note
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
AMP
MENU
C, X, x, c,
Page: 34
35GB
Advanced
Settings
Using the sleep timer
You can set the stand to turn off at a preset time
when you sleep listening to music. You can
preset the time in 10 minutes decrements.
1 Press AMP MENU.
2 Press X/x repeatedly until “SLEEP”
appears, then press or c.
3 Press X/x to select the preset time you
want.
The minutes display (remaining time)
changes as follows:
• This function is only for this stand, not for the
connected TV or other components.
Note
VOLUME
MUTING
TUNING-
PRESET- NIGHT
DISPLAY
CENTER SUBWOOFER
INPUT SELECTOR
AMP MENU
LEVEL
DIMMER
TUNING+
PRESET+
RETURN MENU
SOUND FIELD
AMP
MENU
C, X, x, c,
OFF y 10M y 20M
Y Y
90M y 80M ..... 30M
Page: 35
36GB
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the stand, use this
troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
problem before requesting repairs. Should any
problem persist, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
General
The power is not turned on.
• Check that the AC power cord (mains lead)
is connected securely.
If “PROTECTOR” and “PUSH POWER”
appears alternately in the top panel display.
Press ?/1 to turn off the stand, and check the
following item after “STANDBY” disappears.
• Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of
the stand?
After checking the above item and fixing
any problems, turn on the stand. If the cause
of the problem cannot be found even after
checking the above item, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Dolby Digital or DTS multi-channel sound is
not reproduced.
• Check that the playing Blu-ray Disc, DVD,
etc., is recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS
format.
• When connecting the Blu-ray Disc, DVD
player, etc., to the digital input jacks of this
stand, check that audio setting (settings for
the audio output) of the connected
component.
The surround effect cannot be obtained.
• Depending on the digital signal, the
surround processing may not work
(page 25).
No sound or only a very low-level sound is
heard from the speakers.
• Press VOLUME + and check the volume
level.
• Press MUTING or VOLUME + to cancel the
muting function.
• Press SOUND FIELD +/– and check the
selected sound field.
• Depending on the source, the sound effect of
the speakers may be less noticeable.
Sound lags behind the TV image.
• Set “A/V SYNC” to “OFF” when “A/V
SYNC” is set to “ON.”
Connected components
There is no sound or only a very low-level
sound no matter which component is selected.
• Check that this stand and components are
connected correctly and securely.
• Check that both this stand and the selected
component are turned on.
There is no sound from the selected
component.
• Check that the component is connected
correctly to the audio input jacks for that
component.
• Check that the cords are fully inserted into
the jacks on both the component and this
stand.
• Check that the component is selected
correctly.
Sound is interrupted or there is noise.
• Check “Formats supported by this stand”
(page 38).
There is no picture appears on the TV screen.
• Check that the TV is selected correctly.
• Set the TV to the appropriate input mode.
• Check the HDMI connection.
• Check that the cords are fully inserted into
the jacks on both the component and this
stand.
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Page: 36
37GB
Additional
Information
Control for HDMI
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the “BRAVIA” Sync,
use this troubleshooting guide to help you
remedy the problem.
The Control for HDMI function does not work.
• Check the HDMI connection (page 11).
• Make sure “CTRL: HDMI” is set to “ON” in
AMP menu.
• Make sure the connected component is
compatible with the Control for HDMI
function.
• Check the Control for HDMI settings on the
connected component. See the operating
instructions supplied of the connected
component.
• If you change the HDMI connection,
connect/disconnect the AC power cord
(mains lead), or there is a power failure,
repeat the procedures of ““BRAVIA” Sync
Features” (page 27).
• The stand may not work correctly if you
select a component that is not compatible
with the Control for HDMI function on the
TV side.
• Make sure “DVD CTRL”, “SAT CTRL” or
“DMPORT. CTRL” is set to “ON” in AMP
menu.
No sound is output from the stand and TV
speaker.
• Check the volume of the stand and the TV.
• Select the input of the stand correctly.
The sound is output from both the stand and
the TV.
• If the Control for HDMI function is set to
off, or the selected component is not
compatible with the Control for HDMI
function, turn off the sound of the stand or
the TV.
The System Power Off function does not work.
• Change the setting of the TV to turn
connected components off automatically
when you turn off the TV. For details, refer
to the operating instructions of the TV.
An image does not appear on the TV.
• Check whether HDMI IN and HDMI OUT
are connected in reverse.
A message stating that the output method has
changed from the stand speaker to the TV
speaker, appears on the TV screen.
• The Control for HDMI function for the
selected component is set to off. For details,
refer to “Connecting components without
HDMI jacks” (page 13).
OTHER
The remote does not function.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor on
the stand.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between
the remote and the stand.
• Replace both batteries in the remote with
new ones, if they are weak.
• Make sure you select the correct input on the
remote.
The volume turns down when the output
method changes from the TV speaker to the
stand speaker.
• The Volume Limit function is working. For
details, refer to “Using the Volume Limit
function” (page 31).
If the stand still does not operate
properly after performing the
above measures, reset the stand
as follows:
Use buttons on the stand for the operation.
1 Press ?/1 to turn on the power.
2 Press ?/1 while pressing INPUT
SELECTOR and VOLUME –.
“COLD RESET” appears and the stand is
reset. AMP menu, sound field etc., return to
the default settings.
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RHT-G900
RHT-G1500
Formats supported by this
stand
Digital input formats supported by this stand are
as follows.
* Linear PCM accepts sampling frequencies of no
more than 48 kHz.
Amplifier section
Rated Output Power
Stereo mode 50 W + 50 W, 6 ohms,
1 kHz, THD less than 1 %
Reference Output Power
Surround mode Front: 70 W/ch, 6 ohms,
1 kHz, THD 10 %
Center*: 70 W/ch, 3 ohms,
1 kHz, THD 10 %
Surround*: 70 W/ch,
6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %
Subwoofer: 120 W,
3 ohms, 100 Hz ,THD 10 %
* Depending on the sound field settings and the source,
there may be no sound output.
Inputs (Analog)
TV Sensitivity: 600 mV
Impedance: 30 kohms
Specifications
Dimensions:
mm (approx.)
A 1,115
B 400
C 500
Mass: kg 54
POWER/
ACTIVE STANDBY
INPUT SELECTOR VOLUME
Dimensions:
mm (approx.)
A 1,550
B 400
C 400
Mass: kg 59
Format Supported/Not supported
Dolby Digital a
DTS a
Linear PCM-2ch* a
Linear PCM-7.1ch
48k* (Only on HDMI)
a
Linear PCM-7.1ch
96k
×
Dolby Digital Plus ×
Dolby True HD ×
DTS-HD ×
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Additional
Information
Inputs (Digital)
TV, DVD Optical
SAT Coaxial, optical
FM tuner section
System PLL quartz-locked digital
synthesizer
Tuning range 87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
Antenna (aerial) FM wire antenna (aerial)
Antenna (aerial) terminals 75 ohms, unbalanced
Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz
HDMI section
Connector HDMI 19pin-standard
connector
Video inputs/outputs BD, DVD, SAT:
640 × 480p@60 Hz
720 × 480p@59.94/60 Hz
1440 × 480p@59.94/60 Hz
(pixel sent 2 times)
1280 × 720p@59.94/60 Hz
1920 × 1080i@59.94/60
Hz
1920 × 1080p@59.94/60
Hz
720 × 576p@50 Hz
1440 × 576p@50 Hz (pixel
sent 2 times)
1280 × 720p@50 Hz
1920 × 1080i@50 Hz
1920 × 1080p@50 Hz
1920 × 1080p@24 Hz
Audio inputs BD, DVD, SAT: Linear
PCM 7.1ch/Dolby Digital/
DTS
Speakers
Front speaker unit
Speaker system 2-way, Bass reflex,
Magnetically shielded
Speaker unit Woofer: 50 mm, cone type
Tweeter: 25 mm, balanced
dome type
Center speaker unit
Speaker system 2-way, Bass reflex,
Magnetically shielded
Speaker unit Woofer: 50 mm, cone type
× 2
Tweeter: 25 mm, balanced
dome type
Surround speaker unit
Speaker system Full range,
Acoustic suspension,
Magnetically shielded
Speaker unit 50 mm, cone type
Subwoofer unit
Speaker system Bass reflex
Speaker unit 100 mm, cone type × 2
General
Power requirements European model:
220 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
On: 110 W
Active Standby (Control for HDMI is on):
1.5 W or more
Standby (Control for HDMI is off): less than 0.3
W
Dimensions (approx.)
RHT-G900 1,115 × 500 × 400 mm
(w/h/d)
RHT-G1500 1,550 × 400 × 400 mm
(w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
RHT-G900 54 kg
RHT-G1500 59 kg
Supplied accessories
Optical cable (1 m) (1)
Remote commander (RM-ANU032) (1)
Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
Top glass panel (1)
Corner protectors (4)
Support belt and two screws (small/large) (1)
Shelf board (1) (RHT-G900 only)
Shelf support pins (4) (RHT-G900 only)
FM wire antenna (aerial) (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
• Standby power consumption 0.3 W.
• Halogenated flame retardants are not
used in the printed wiring boards.
• Over 85 % power efficiency of
amplifier block is achieved with the full digital
amplifier, S-Master.
• Halogenated flame retardants are not used in cabinets.
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Dolby Digital
This movie theater sound format is more
advanced than Dolby Surround Pro Logic. In this
format, the surround speakers output stereo
sound with an expanded frequency range, and a
subwoofer channel for deep bass is
independently provided. This format is also
called “5.1” with the subwoofer channel
designed as the 0.1 channel (since it functions
only when a deep bass effect is needed). All six
channels in this format are recorded separately
for superior channel separation. Furthermore,
since all the signals are processed digitally, less
signal degradation occurs.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II creates five full-bandwidth
output channels from 2 channel sources. This is
done using an advanced, high-purity matrix
surround decoder that extracts the spatial
properties of the original recording without
adding any new sounds or tonal colorations.
DTS
Digital audio compression technology
developed by Digital Theater Systems, Inc. This
technology conforms to 5.1-channel surround.
This format comprises of stereo rear channel and
there is discrete subwoofer channel in this
format. DTS provides the same 5.1 discrete
channels of high quality digital audio. The good
channel separation is realized due to the all
channel data being recorded discretely and
processed in digitally.
HDMI
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
is an interface that supports both video and audio
on a single digital connection, allowing you to
enjoy high quality digital picture and sound. The
HDMI specification supports HDCP (High-
bandwidth Digital Contents Protection), a copy
protection technology that incorporates coding
technology for digital video signals.
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)
A method of converting analog audio to digital
audio for easy enjoyment of digital sound.
S-Force PRO Front Surround
Sony’s long-term involvement in surround
technology (and the vast amounts of acoustic
data accumulated as a result) has led to the
development of all-new processing method and
advanced DSP to handle this task effectively,
which we call S-Force PRO Front Surround.
Compared with previous front surround
technologies, S-Force PRO Front Surround
reproduces a more convincing sense of distance
and space, resulting in a true surround sound
experience without the need for rear speakers.
S-Master
S-Master is an all-digital amplifier technology
developed by Sony, which effectively minimizes
the occurrence of sound fragmentation and jitter,
delivering superb dialog clarity and faithful
reproduction of the original sound. The compact
amplifier section supports a higher power
efficiency and improved thermal performance.
x.v.Colour
x.v.Colour is a more familiar term for the
xvYCC standard proposed by Sony, and is a
trademark of Sony. xvYCC is an international
standard for color space in video.
This standard can express a wider color range
than the currently used broadcast standard.
Glossary
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Additional
Information
A
A/V SYNC 33
AMP menu 32
AUDIO DRC 34
B
Blu-ray Disc player (recorder)
connecting 11
D
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
connecting 15
DISPLAY 23, 34
DUAL MONO 33
DVD player (recorder)
connecting 11, 13
N
NIGHT mode 26
P
“PlayStation 3”
connecting 11
R
Radio 22
Radio stations 21
Remote
before use 8
operating 18
S
Satellite tuner
connecting 11, 13
Setting 9
S-Force PRO Front Surround 7
Sleep timer 35
Sound field 25
X
x.v.Colour 40
Index
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