STR-K6800P Receiver Features
Inputs and Outputs Notes
STR-K6800P Receiver Features
Digital Cinema Sound: This is a
collaboration between Sony Electronics and Sony Pictures where the actual
measurements of the sound acoustics in certain studios are taken. This
information is programmed into this receiver so as to simulate the actual
theater in your home environment. The three DCS fields that you can choose from
- Cinema Studio Ex. A:
reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony's "Cary Grant Theater" cinema
- Cinema Studio Ex. B:
reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony's "Kim Novak Theater" cinema
- Cinema Studio Ex. C:
reproduces the sound characteristics of Sony's scoring stage
Modes: This receiver
incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment
from your video software and music sources. The surround modes include:
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Digital EX
- Dolby Pro Logic II
- Dolby Pro Logic
- Pro Logic II Movie
- Pro Logic II Music
- DTS-ES Matrix
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
- DTS Neo:6 Cinema
- DTS Neo:6 Music
- Cinema Studio Ex. A
- Cinema Studio Ex. B
- Cinema Studio Ex. C
- Jazz Club
- Live Concert
Headphone Sound Fields: When
headphones are connected, you can select the following sound fields:
- HP 2CH: outputs the sound
in stereo. Standard 2-channel sources completely bypass the sound field
processing. Multi-channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channels.
- HP Multi: outputs the
analog signals input to the Multi Channel Input jacks
- HP Theater (Digital Cinema
Sound): allows you to experience a theater-like environment
Auto Format Decoding:
This feature automatically detects the type of audio signal being input (Dolby
Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, 2 channel stereo) and performs the proper
decoding without adding any effects.
Dynamic Range Compression: When
playing a Dolby Digital encoded DVD, you can turn the Dynamic Range Compression
on for late night viewing. The Dynamic Range Compression can be set to Standard,
Maximum, or Off.
Station and Source Naming:
Each preset station and program source may be given an index name of up
to 8 characters.
Sleep Timer: The unit
may be set to automatically turn off after 2 hours, 1 hour and 30 minutes, 1
hour, or 30 minutes.
brightness of the display can be adjusted to one of three levels.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Speaker Outputs: There are
binding post connectors for the Front A left and right, Center, Surround left
and right, and Surround Back speaker outputs. The binding posts are not 5-way
because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs. The Front B left
and right outputs use spring clips.
DVD Changer Features
Precision Drive 3 System:
The Sony DVP-NC675P 5-disc DVD changer features the Precision Drive 3 disc
mechanism with Dynamic Tilt compensation. This new technology is an improvement
over previous models with Precision Drive 2 to further eliminate errors in
playback due to imperfect, scratched or warped DVD discs.
Video D/A Converter:
This player uses a 54MHz/12-bit video digital-to-analog converter. This
high-bit, high sampling D/A converter helps to reduce digital artifacts to give
you a better picture.
Audio D/A Converter:
This player features a 192kHz/24-bit audio
Digital Audio Output Capabilities:
You can select the sampling frequency and word length of the audio signal to be
output via the digital outputs. You can select 48kHz/16-bit or 96kHz/24-bit.
When set to 48kHz/16-bit, the audio signals are always converted to
48kHz/16-bit. When set to 96kHz/24-bit, all types of signals, including
96kHz/24-bit, are output in their original format. However, if the signal is
encrypted for copyright protection purposes, the signal is only output as
Precision Cinema Progressive:
While other DVD players detect image changes at the scan line level, Sony's
Precision Cinema Progressive system detects them at the pixel level. The picture
is more faithful to the source (film or video) because separate optimized
algorithms are used to handle differing pixel behavior. Separate algorithms are
also used to process the moving and still parts of an image, resulting in sharp
backgrounds with moving objects that are free from motion artifacts.
Progressive Scan Output:
Progressive-scan video has less flicker and fewer motion artifacts than the
traditional interlaced-scanning method, resulting in a superior picture. This
unit allows you to choose Interlace mode or one of the following Progressive
- Progressive Video:
optimizes output for video-based software regardless of the type of software
- Progressive Auto:
The unit will automatically detect if you are playing video-based or
film-based software and convert the signal using the appropriate setting.
Film-based software will be enhanced due to the player's full 3-2 reverse
To take advantage of this feature, you must have a television with
component video inputs that supports the progressive scanning mode.
Disc Exchange: While playing a
disc, you can open the disc tray so you can check or replace the other 4 discs
loaded in the player. Two disc compartments appear at a time. You can press the
Disc Skip button to view two more disc compartments.
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.
Each disc can have a maximum of 200
albums and each album can have a maximum of 300 files.
JPEG Disc 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, or Joliet formats. JPEG files up to 3072 x 2048 in Normal
mode, and Progressive JPEGs with up to 3.3 million pixels are supported. The
following functions are available during JPEG disc playback: slideshow (with or
without audio), zoom (2x, 4x), and image rotation, which allows you to rotate
the current image 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.
Slideshow Playback: The
DVP-NC675P lets you display images in a slideshow with or without sound. If you
want to play a slideshow with sound, you'll need to place the JPEG files and MP3
files in the same folder. During a slideshow, you can adjust the amount of time
each image is displayed. You can choose one of the following duration settings:
Normal (about 6-9 seconds), Fast, Slow 1, or Slow 2. In addition, you can select
one of the following effects to be used when viewing a slideshow:
- Mode 1: image sweeps in
from top to bottom
- Mode 2: image sweeps in
from left to right
- Mode 3: image stretches
out from the center of the screen
- Mode 4: images randomly
cycle through the effects
- Mode 5: next image slides
over the previous image
You can choose from the following Custom Picture Mode settings:
displays a standard picture
- Dynamic 1:
produces a bold dynamic picture by increasing the
picture contrast and the color intensity
- Dynamic 2:
produces a more dynamic picture than Dynamic 1 by
further increasing the picture contrast and the color intensity
- Cinema 1:
enhances details in dark areas by increasing the black
- Cinema 2:
white colors become brighter and black colors become
richer, and the color contrast is increased
Sharpness: This function
sharpens the outlines of images on the TV screen.
Surround (TVS): TV
Virtual Surround generates a convincing surround sound effect using only two
stereo speakers, with a stereo receiver or directly out of the television
speakers. You can turn this feature Off or you can select one of the following
- TVS Dynamic:
uses sound imaging to create a single
set of virtual rear speakers. This mode is effective when using speakers
that are close together, such as on a television.
- TVS Wide:
uses sound imaging to create
multiple virtual rear speakers. This mode is
effective when using speakers that are close together, such as on a
- TVS Night:
large sounds, such as explosions, are
suppressed, but the quieter sounds are unaffected
- TVS Standard:
uses sound imaging to create multiple virtual rear
speakers. This mode is effective when using separate front speakers
that are far apart.
To find desired scenes quickly, you can view pictures of the disc's titles,
chapters or tracks on a single screen divided into 9 sections and start playback
from the chosen title, chapter or track.
Multi-Disc Resume Play: The player stores the point where you
stopped the disc for up to 6 discs, and resumes playback from the stored
location the next time you insert the same disc. The resume playback point is
cleared when the power cord is disconnected or the tray is opened.
The Instant Replay function is useful when you want to review a scene or
dialogue that you missed. With a single press of the Instant Replay button, the
player will go back 10 seconds and begin playing again. The Instant Advance
function is useful when you want to pass over a scene that you don't want to
watch. One press of the Instant Advance button briefly puts the player into fast
forward then resumes normal playback, skipping approximately 25 seconds of the
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 40 discs.
You can lock the disc tray to prevent a child from opening it.
- TV Type: You can select
the aspect ratio of the connected TV: 4:3 Letterbox, 4:3 Pan Scan, or 16:9.
- Screen Saver:
The screen saver image appears when you leave the player in pause or stop
mode for 15 minutes, or when you play back a CD or MP3 CD for more than 15
minutes. The screen saver can be turned On or Off.
You can select the background color in stop
mode, or while playing a CD or an MP3. You can choose Jacket Picture (shows
the DVD jacket picture if supported by the DVD), Graphics (shows a preset
graphic), Blue (background color is blue), or Black (background color is
- Black Level:
You can set the black level for the video
signals output from the composite and S-Video jacks.
- Black Level (Component
Out): You can separately set the
black level for the video signal output from the component video jacks. This
function is not available when the player outputs a progressive scan signal.
- Auto Power Off:
When this feature is turned on, the player enters standby mode after being
left in stop mode for more than 30 minutes.
- Auto Play:
This functions is useful when the player is connected to a timer (not
included). When Auto Play is turned on, playback automatically starts when
the unit is turned on.
- Dimmer: The
display illumination can be set to Bright or Dark.
- Pause Mode:
You can select from Auto (no jitter) or Frame
(high resolution) for the type of picture output in pause mode.
- Track Selection (DVD
only): You can select Auto or Off.
When Auto is selected, priority is given to the digital audio track with the
largest number of channels.
- Multi-Disc Resume: Turns
on/off multi-disc resume feature.
Remote: The receiver remote is
pre-coded to control Sony A/V equipment and most brands of CD players, DAT
decks, MD recorders, tape decks, LD players, video CD players, VCRs, DVD
players, TVs, DSS receivers, and cable boxes.
RMT-D168A DVD Changer Remote:
The DVD changer remote is pre-programmed to operate the DVD changer and a number
of functions on certain brands of televisions.
Satellite Speakers: The speaker system consists of five
satellite speakers and a matching center channel speaker. Each satellite has a
3-1/8" full-range driver, and the center channel speaker has two 2-1/4"
full-range drivers. The rear-mounted spring clip terminals on each speaker will
accept bare wire and pin connectors. Each enclosure is covered by a
non-removable, light gray cloth grille.
Mounting: The M5 threaded female inserts on the back of the
satellite speakers allow them to be mounted using optional brackets or stands.
If you do not wish to mount the speakers on the wall or stand, you can place
them on any flat surface using the supplied self-adhesive foot pads.
Subwoofer Driver and Enclosure:
The subwoofer has a 9-7/8" front-firing woofer. For extended bass response, the
woofer is loaded in a bass-reflex enclosure with a front-firing port.
Video-shielded: The satellites,
center channel speaker and subwoofer are video-shielded, allowing them to be
placed near your television without causing picture distortion.