Inputs and Outputs Notes
The Sony DAV-DX150 is integrated system which includes a single tray, 5-disc DVD/Video CD/Audio CD
changer/receiver, identical front and surround satellite speakers, a matching
center channel, and a passive subwoofer. The supplied remote control can
control this unit and Sony brand TVs.
System: The DVD changer section of the integrated receiver/DVD changer
consists of a playing unit and a stocker. The main tray transports the discs
in and out of the unit while a sub-tray moves the discs to and from the playing
unit. When discs are not being played, they are stored in the stocker. On the
front panel, there are 5 individual disc buttons. When a specific disc button is
pressed, the stocker moves up and down to position the disc for playback.
Amplifier: This unit is powered by the exclusive S-Master Full Digital
Amplifier. It's high-efficient design allows for minimal heat, and takes up 1/4
of the space of conventional amplifiers.
Output: This unit may be set to output a progressive scan or interlaced
video signal from the component video output. Progressive-scan picture quality
is more film-like, with more fine detail and less flicker. Progressive-scan
viewing requires a TV with a progressive scan-compatible component video input.
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 Music)
- Dolby Pro Logic
Auto Format Direct: 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 (reverberation). If there are no low frequency
signals, such as Dolby Digital LFE, it will generate a low frequency signal for
output to the subwoofer.
Stereo: In addition to
the surround modes, you can select the 2-Channel Stereo mode. This mode outputs
the sound from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer only. Standard
stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing. Multi-channel
surround formats are downmixed to two channels.
Multi Stereo: This mode outputs
2-channel sources from the front speakers and surround speakers simultaneously.
The sound coming from the surround speakers is identical to the sound coming
from the surround speakers.
Virtual Multi-Dimension: This
mode creates an array of virtual surround speaker positions higher than the
listener from a single set of actual surround speakers. Five pairs of virtual
speakers surround the listener at approximately a 30°
angle of elevation. The effect differs according to the positioning of the
actual surround speakers.
Night Mode: You can enjoy sound effects or
dialog even at low volume by using the night mode. In this mode, the sound is
output from the front speakers only, and is only effective for multi-channel
Headphone Modes: When playing a
multi-channel source, the Headphone Virtual mode outputs the sound in the
headphones as Headphone L/R. When using the Headphone 2Channel Stereo mode, both
2-channel and multi-channel sources are output as Headphone L/R, completely
bypassing any soundfield processing. Multi-channel surround formats are
downmixed to two channels.
MP3 Playback: This unit will
play MP3 files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660
level 1/level 2 and Joliet formats. Each disc can have a maximum of 200 albums
and each album can have a maximum of 300 tracks.
JPEG Playback: This unit will
play JPEG files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660
level 1/level 2 and Joliet formats. All JPEG files on a disc can be played
back in a slide show. Additionally, you can rotate any selected image 90 degrees
counterclockwise. Each disc can have a maximum of 200 albums and
each album can have a maximum of 300 images.
MP3/JPEG Discs: You can select
to play either MP3 or JPEG files on discs recorded with both types of files. If
you place MP3 files and JPEG files in the same album, you can play a slide show
Play: This feature allows you to resume playback of a disc from
the point where you last stopped. The stopping point is cleared from memory if
you remove the disc, change the play mode, change the setting on the Setup Menu,
or press the Stop button a second time.
Multi-Disc Resume: When
activated in the menu, the resume playback point can be stored in memory for up
to 40 different DVD video/Video CD discs.
A/V Sync: When the sound does
not match the images on the TV screen, you can adjust the delay between the
picture and sound.
PBC (Playback Control) Playback:
PBC playback allows you to play Video CDs interactively by following the menu on
the TV screen.
Audio DRC: The Audio DRC
(Dynamic Range Compression) feature is useful for watching movies late at night
by letting you narrow the dynamic range of the sound track. This feature is also
known as Late Night or Midnight Mode, and applies only to Dolby Digital-encoded
soundtracks. The Audio DRC mode can be set to standard or maximum compression.
Control: This unit allows you to set two kinds of playback
restrictions for discs using Parental Control and Custom Parental Control.
Parental Control allows you to restrict playback of any disc 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 40 discs.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer
switches the unit off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be
set between 10 and 90 minutes in 10-minute increments.
Display Dimmer: You can set the
display to one of two brightness levels.
system has a PLL quartz-locked digital synthesizer AM/FM Tuner. You can store up to 20 FM and 10 AM station
presets so that you always have easy access to your favorite stations without
having to tune them in manually each time. You can assign a name of up to 8
characters for each preset. FM tuning is
done in 0.1MHz steps and AM tuning is done in 9kHz or 10kHz steps.
Speakers: The DAV-DX150 is equipped with video-shielded front satellite
speakers (SS-TS31) and non-shielded rear satellites (SS-TS31B). The front and
rear satellites all use a single 2-5/8" full-range driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. The speakers feature a set
of spring clip terminals on the back panel. An M5 threaded insert is included in each
speaker for optional wall mounting brackets or stands. You can also use the
provided keyhole slot to hang the speakers on a wall using a single screw. Two
16-1/2' lengths of speaker wire are provided for the front satellites and two
49-1/2' lengths are provided for the rear satellites.
Channel Speaker: The center channel speaker (SS-CT31) uses a single 2-5/8" full-range driver in a bass-reflex
enclosure. The speaker has a set of
rear-mounted spring clip terminals for use with
the supplied speaker wire. The driver is covered by a non-removable, dark
gray cloth grille. An M5 threaded insert is included on the back of the
speaker cabinet for an optional wall mounting bracket or stand. No keyhole slot
is provided on the center speaker. A 16-1/2' length of speaker wire is provided
for the center speaker.
Subwoofer: The system
is equipped with a passive subwoofer, which features a video-shielded,
front-firing 6-3/8" cone woofer in a bass-reflex
enclosure. The main unit provides the power for the
subwoofer with an output of 135 watts. A 16-1/2' length of speaker wire is
provided for the subwoofer.
Speaker Setup: To obtain the
best possible sound, you can set the unit for the size of speakers you have
connected and their distance from the listening position. You should also adjust
the level and balance of the speakers to the same level using the test tone. You
can indicate if you have placed the surround speakers behind or to the side of
the listening position. If you do not connect the center or surround speakers,
you can configure the unit to adjust the output signals to the connected
speakers. After setting the front speaker distance, the default for the other
speakers is set accordingly.
Multibrand Remote: The
comes with a remote (RM-ADU001) that is pre-programmed to operate this system and a number
of functions on Sony brand TVs.
Theatre Sync: The Theatre Sync
function allows you to turn on your Sony TV and the DAV-DX150, change the system
mode to "DVD", and switch the TV's source to the proper input with one button
push. You must first register the TV's input source connected to this system. If
the initial code transmitting time of the remote is not sufficient to turn on
the TV, you can set a time of 0.5 seconds (default) to 4 seconds.
and Outputs Notes
Speaker Outputs: The
changer/receiver uses six color-coded 2-pin proprietary jacks for all 5 channels and
the subwoofer output. The supplied speaker wires are terminated with color-coded plugs.
Audio Input: This unit
features one analog (stereo RCA) audio input, labeled "Audio In", for use
with a TV, VCR, satellite receiver, game console, or other source component.
There are no video inputs on this unit.
Video Monitor Outputs: You can
connect your TV to the system via composite, S-Video, or component video cables,
depending upon the type of video input on the TV. The component video outputs
can be set to progressive scanning for a better picture, if the connected TV is
compatible with HDTV or EDTV signals.