DVD/SACD Player Features
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
and DTS Decoding: This
receiver has a built-in decoder for Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS
Digital Cinema Sound: This
is a collaboration between Sony Electronics and Sony Pictures where the actual
measurements of the sound acoustics in these studios are taken. This information
is programmed into this receiver so as to simulate the actual theater in your
home environment. These modes are especially effective with movie software
encoded with multi-channel formats. There are three DCS soundfields to choose
- Cinema Studio EX A:
reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment
"Cary Grant Theater" cinema production studio.
- Cinema Studio EX B: reproduces
the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment "Kim Novak
Theater" cinema production studio.
- Cinema Studio EX C: reproduces
the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage
Surround Modes: This
receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum
enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie and
- Cinema Studio EX A
- Cinema Studio EX B
- Cinema Studio EX C
- Jazz Club
- Live Concert
Headphone Theater: While the
above listed surround modes are primarily for use with speakers, you can also
experience a theater-like environment while listening through a pair of
headphones. Selecting any Sound Field selection (except 2-channel stereo or Auto
Decoding) will activate the Headphone Theater mode.
Auto Decoding: The Auto
Decoding function automatically detects the type of audio signal being input
(Dolby Digital, DTS, or standard 2-channel stereo) and performs the proper
decoding if necessary. This mode presents the sound as it was recorded/encoded,
without adding any effects. If there are no low frequency signals, such as Dolby
Digital LFE, it will generate a low frequency signal for output to the
Preset Station Naming: You can
enter a name of up to 8 characters for any of the 20 FM and 10 AM preset
stations. When the preset station is selected, the name will appear in the
receiver's front panel display.
Disc Compatibility: This unit
will play DVD-Video, Video CDs, Audio CDs (including CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3), and
Super Audio CDs (SACD).
This unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using
the ISO 9660 level 1/level 2, or Joliet formats. If the MP3 file you play back
has an ID3 tag, the ID3 tag information will be displayed as a track name. While
playing MP3 discs, the unit can perform Program Play, Repeat Play, or Random
Progressive Scan Output: The
component video output on this unit can be used to send 480p progressive scan
signals to a progressive scan capable television. In contrast to the 30 frames
shown per second by the interlaced format, the progressive format displays 60
frames per second for more detailed images.
Multi-Angle Display: This
function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a
number of different angles. Note: This function is limited to DVDs
recorded with multiple camera angles.
Speaker Setup Menu: During
Speaker Setup, you can select the presence, size, distance and level of the
front, center, and rear speakers. You can also indicate the presence of a
powered subwoofer, independently adjust the balance of the front and rear
speakers (in 6 steps left or right), and activate a test tone.
Screen Setup Menu: During
Screen Setup, you can select the TV type (16:9, 4:3 Letter Box, or 4:3 Pan
Scan), Screen Saver (on or off), Background type (Jacket, Picture, Graphics,
Blue or Black), and Component Out (interlace or progressive).
Control: This unit allows you to set two kinds of playback
restrictions for DVDs using Parental Control and Custom Parental Control.
Parental Control allows you to restrict playback according to a predetermined
level. You can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by
a 4-digit password. Using the same registered password,
Custom Parental Control allows you to set playback restrictions for a specific
disc. You can set the same Custom Parental Control password for up to 25 discs.
RM-SP50 Remote: The
supplied remote can operate all of the receiver and disc player functions, as
well as control the basic functions of multiple brands of TVs and Satellite
Receivers. It operates on 2 "AA" batteries
Dimensions: Width= 1.909",
Length= 8.268", Height= 1.027"
and Outputs Notes
Speaker Outputs: There
are binding post connectors for the speakers. They are not 5-way because
a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs, and are spaced too far
apart to use with dual banana plugs.
unit has three A/V inputs and one A/V output with RCA stereo audio and S-video
connections, plus an S-video monitor output. There are no composite video
connections on this unit. The TV must have S-video or component video inputs to
be compatible with this unit.
Video Connections: There
are no component video inputs on this unit. There is one component video monitor output
for the DVD player. When the mode of the unit is not set to
"DVD", no signal is output through the
component video out jacks.
Output: If the mode is
set to "DVD" and "Interlace" in the Screen Setup menu, the
signal is output from both the S-video monitor out jacks and the component video
out jacks. If the mode of the unit is set to "DVD" and
"Progressive", the signal is output only from the component video monitor out
jacks. Note: There is a switch on the unit's rear panel to allow you to
choose an "Interlace" signal or "Selectable" signal. You can
choose the type of output you desire from the Screen Setup menu only if the
switch is in the "Selectable" position.