Inputs and Outputs Notes
Bravia Theater Sync:
Sony's Bravia Theater Sync
feature allows you to easily manage select BRAVIA televisions and Sony HDMI
audio and video components with a single remote. By connecting Sony components
that are compatible with the HDMI Control function with a HDMI cable,
operation is simplified in the following ways.
- One-Touch-Play: When you playback a component such as a DVD/Blu-ray Disc Player, the
recover and the TV are turned on automatically and switch to the appropriate
- System Audio
Control: While watching TV, you can select to output the sound from the
TV speaker or the speakers connected to the receiver.
- System Power
Off: When you turn off the TV, the receiver and connected components are
also turned off simultaneously.
1080p HDMI Inputs: The Sony receiver features
two 1080p HDMI inputs and one 1080p HDMI output. The receiver transmits both audio and
video through the HDMI monitor output to your TV or you can choose for the HDMI
monitor out terminal to only output video to your television. Video signal that
is input through HDMI input can only be output through the HDMI monitor output
receiver does not offer video upconversion.
Digital Media Port:
Sony's proprietary DMP allows you to integrate a wide variety of music into your home
theater system. The Digital Media Port allows you to connect optional DMP
accessories to play music from a PC, Bluetooth devices, Network Walkman music
players or iPod music players. You can connect the following adapters (sold
- DMP iPod Dock
(TDM-IP1): Allows you to dock and play your iPod through the DMP
compatible BRAVIA audio receiver. For added convenience, the dock also
charges your iPod's battery. The DMP iPod dock is compatible with iPod nano
(1st and 2nd generation), iPod (4th and 5th generation) and iPod mini.
Media Port Wi-Fi client (TDM-NC1): Allows you to stream digital music from your PC to the DMP compatible BRAVIA
audio receiver and view song information on your connected television or
monitor. Requires PC with Microsoft Window XP SP2 operating system or newer.
Bluetooth Interface (TDM-BT1): Allows you to wirelessly receive and play music through the DMP compatible
BRAVIA audio receiver from your Bluetooth compatible notebook, MP3 player or
mobile phone. The Bluetooth interface has a range up to 30 feet.
Walkman Cradle (TDM-NW1): Allows you
to dock and play your Sony NW-S705F or NW-S703F Network Walkman through the
DMP compatible BRAVIA audio receiver. For added convenience the cradle also
charge your Walkman's battery.
Digital Cinema Sound (DCS):
Digital Cinema Sound is the concept name of the surround technology for home
theater developed by Sony. DCS uses the DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
technology to reproduce the sound characteristics of an actual cinema cutting
studio in Hollywood. When played at home, DCS will create a powerful theater
effect that mimics the artistic combination of sound and action as envisioned by
the movie director. The DCS soundfields used in this receiver include:
- Cinema Studio EX A:
reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment
"Cary Grant Theater" cinema production studio, great for watching most any
type of movie
- Cinema Studio EX B:
reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment "Kim
Novak Theater" cinema production studio, ideal for watching science fiction
or action movies with lots of sound effects
- Cinema Studio EX C: reproduces the sound
characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage, ideal for
watching musicals or films where orchestra music is featured in the
- Portable: reproduces a
clearer sound image from your portable audio device; ideal for MP3 and other
- Hall: reproduces the
acoustics of a classical concert hall
- Jazz Club: reproduces the
acoustics of a jazz club
- Live Concert: reproduces
the acoustics of a 300-seat live concert house
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:
- Stereo: 2-channel or
- Dolby Pro Logic: Pro
Logic, Pro Logic II (music, movie, game),
Pro Logic IIx (music, movie, game)
- Dolby Digital: 5.1Surround,
6.1 EX Surround
- DTS: 5.1 Surround, 6.1 Matrix ES, 6.1
Discrete ES, DTS Neo6 (cinema, music), DTS 96/24
- Digital Cinema Sound: Cinema Studio Ex. A, Cinema Studio Ex. B, Cinema Studio Ex. C, Headphone
- Neural Surround: XM Satellite Radio
5.1 surround decoding
- Music: Hall, Jazz Club, Live Concert
Auto Format Direct: The Auto
Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode presents the sound as it was recorded or encoded
without adding any surround effects. When you select A.F.D. Auto, the receiver
automatically detects the type of audio signal being input (Dolby Digital, DTS,
or standard 2-channel stereo) and performs the proper decoding if necessary. You
can also select Pro Logic, Pro Logic II Movie, Pro Logic II Music, or Multi
Stereo to apply the appropriate decoding for movies or normal stereo sources
such as CDs.
Note: The receiver will
generate a low frequency signal for output to the subwoofer when there is no
Dolby Pro Logic IIx:
Dolby Pro Logic IIx furthers the matrix decoding of Dolby Pro Logic II to decode
audio signals recorded on two channels into up to 6.1 playback channels,
including the surround back channel. Dolby Pro Logic IIx also allows 5.1-channel
sources to be played in up to 6.1 channels. The mode can be selected according
to the source. There are 3 Dolby Pro Logic IIx modes; Music, Cinema and Game.
Surround Back Decoding: This
function lets you select the decoding mode for the surround back signals of the
multi-channel input stream. When you select "SB Auto" and the input stream
contains 6.1-channel information, the appropriate decoder is applied to decode
the surround back signal (Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix, or DTS-ES Discrete
decoder). When you select "SB On", Dolby Digital EX is applied when
the output channel is 6.1 and Dolby Digital EX or Dolby Pro Logic IIx is applied
when the output channel is 6.1. When "Off" is selected, no surround back decoding is performed.
Two Channel Mode: The 2 channel button sets the receiver to power only the front left and right
speakers, no surround and no subwoofer. 2 channels sources bypass the sound
field processing and multi channel sources are down-mixed to 2 channels.
Analog Direct: The Analog Direct feature amplifies the source without any processing, only the volume
and front speaker balance adjustments are active.
Speaker Level Adjustment: You can use the
Level menu to adjust the balance and level of each speaker. These setting are
applied to all soundfields.
- Front Balance: Left +1 to
+10, Center Balance, Right +1 to +10
- Center Level: -10dB to
+10dB in 1dB increments
- Surround Left Level: -10dB
to +10dB in 1dB increments
- Surround Right Level:
-10dB to +10dB in 1dB increments
- Surround Back Level: -10dB
to +10dB in 1dB increments (if only 1 surround back speaker is connected)
- Subwoofer Level: -10dB to
+10dB in 1dB increments
Dynamic Range Compressor: This feature allows you to compress the dynamic range of the sound track. You can select
standard or maximum compression, or off (only works with Dolby Digital
Effect Level: The Effect Level feature
lets you adjust the presence of the surround effect for soundfields selected
with the Movie or Music mode or Headphone Theater mode. You can choose from
Minimum effect, Standard effect or Maximum effect.
Digital Decoding: You can choose auto
decoding or PCM for the digital audio inputs. Auto will decode the signal in its
original form (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to
Speaker Setup: The Speaker
Setup menu allows you to set the size, distance from your seating position, and location of the speakers
connected to the receiver. The following adjustments are available:
- Subwoofer: Yes, No
- Front Speakers: Large, Small
- Center Speaker: Large, Small, No
- Surround Speakers:
Large, Small, No
- Surround Back Speaker: Yes or No
- Front Speaker Distance:
3 to 23 feet in 1 foot steps
- Center Speaker Distance: range is from the front speaker distance setting to 5 feet closer than the
front speaker distance setting
- Surround Left Speaker Distance: range is from the front speaker distance
setting to 15 feet closer than the front speaker distance setting
- Surround Right Speaker Distance: range is from the front speaker distance
setting to 15 feet closer than the front speaker distance setting
- Surround Back Speaker Distance:
when one surround back speaker is used, range is from the front speaker
distance setting to 15 feet closer than the front speaker distance setting
- Surround Speaker Position: set based on the location of the surround speakers, side low, side high,
behind low, behind high
- Crossover Frequency:
set crossover point for speakers set to small, choose 40 to 160Hz in 10Hz
Auto Calibration: The STR-DG710 is equipped with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Technology which
uses the included microphone to automatically check the speaker connections,
adjust the speaker output levels, and calculate the distance from each speaker
to the listening position. The microphone has an 18' cord attached that plugs
into the microphone input on front of the receiver and has a
threaded insert on the bottom so it can be mounted to a tripod.
Note: The auto calibration feature does not
measure or adjust the subwoofer level output.
A/V Sync: The audio output can be delayed so that the time gap between
the audio output and the visual display is minimized. This is especially helpful
when you are using a large LCD or plasma TV or a projection TV. When activated,
the delay is fixed at 68 ms.
Equalizer: You can adjust the
tonal quality (bass and treble level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB
in 1dB steps.
Headphone Sound Fields: When
headphones are connected, you can select the following sound fields:
- Headphone 2CH: outputs the sound
in stereo, 2-channel sources bypass the sound field
processing, multi-channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channels
- Headphone Direct: outputs analog
signals with no sound field or tone processing
- Headphone Theater (Digital Cinema
Sound): allows you to experience a theater-like environment
Tuner: The STR-DG710 has 30 presets each for AM, FM, and XM, for a total of 90. In
addition to preset and auto tuning, stations can be tuned directly by frequency
or XM channel number.
XM Ready: You can take advantage of
the variety and sound quality of XM Satellite Radio by connecting the optional XM
Mini Tuner and Mini Tuner Home Dock and subscribing to the XM Satellite service. XM offers over 150 channels
of music, news, sports, and talk radio and even has weather and traffic
information in several major markets. The channel number, channel name, channel
category, artist name, and song title are listed on the STR-DG710's display. Up
to 30 XM stations can be stored as presets and recalled in the same way AM and
FM stations are.
Input and Station Naming: You can enter a
name of up to 8 character for the receiver's inputs and preset stations and
display it on the receiver's display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks
with the names of the connected components.
Sleep Timer: The unit
may be set to automatically turn off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Dimmer: You can dim the display by 40% or
70% to make using the receiver more comfortable in dark rooms.
IR Wireless Remote:
You can use the supplied IR wireless remote control (RM-AAU014) to operate the
STR-DG710 receiver and it is pre-coded to control other Sony audio/video
components such as a TV, SACD/CD, DVD or Satellite set-top box.
Inputs and Outputs
Front Panel Inputs: The STR-DG710 features
a set of front panel inputs with left and right RCA audio jacks and a
composite video jack.
Speaker Outputs: All the speaker outputs are
spring loaded posts including front A left and right, center, surround left and
right, and surround back - except the Front B speaker which are spring clips. The front A and B speaker pairs are wired in parallel.
XM: This proprietary terminal allows you
to connect an optional XM Mini Tuner Home Dock.
SACD Input: No sound is output
from the receiver when you play a Super Audio CD on an SACD player connected to
the Optical digital input or Coaxial digital input. You must connect an SACD
player via the analog input labeled "SA-CD/CD In".
HD Component Video Pass-Through: This unit
features three component video inputs and a component video monitor
output. These jacks feature an 80 MHz bandwidth, making them capable of passing
high-definition video signals. The receiver's two component video inputs can be
assigned to specific sources such as VIDEO 1, SACD, AUX, MD/Tape, etc.
Note: This receiver does not contain
an S-video input or output.
1080p HDMI Inputs: The receiver
is equipped with two HDMI inputs for connecting HDMI-equipped DVD players and
Blue-Ray disc players. They are capable of carrying uncompressed digital audio
and video up to 1080/60p. There is also an HDMI output to feed the signals to an
HDTV or projector.
Assignable Digital Inputs: The receiver
features one coaxial digital input and two optical digital inputs. All the digital audio jacks will support 32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling frequencies. These digital inputs are
When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all
the speakers are automatically muted.