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Sony AVD-C70ES

Home theater receiver with built-in 5-disc DVD/CD/SACD changer

Item # 158AVC70ES

The AVD-C70ES is one A/V component that does it all! Delivering home theater sound that's powerful and precise...

The AVD-C70ES is one A/V component that does it all! Delivering home theater sound that's powerful and precise...

Discontinued item

Item # 158AVC70ES

About the Sony AVD-C70ES

The AVD-C70ES is one A/V component that does it all! Delivering home theater sound that's powerful and precise enough to earn Sony's high-end ES designation, this combination receiver/DVD changer also offers the convenience of an all-in-one home theater system and the flexibility of a 5-disc DVD changer. The only thing you'll need to add for stunning multichannel sound is a 5.1 speaker system!

The AVD-C70ES is one A/V component that does it all! Delivering home theater sound that's powerful and precise enough to earn Sony's high-end ES designation, this combination receiver/DVD changer also offers the convenience of an all-in-one home theater system and the flexibility of a 5-disc DVD changer. The only thing you'll need to add for stunning multichannel sound is a 5.1 speaker system!

The AVD-C70ES's receiver section pairs 120 watts x 5 channels of clean, all-digital amplification with precision decoding for Dolby® Digital and DTS® sources. The result is seamless home theater sound that's teeming with sonic detail and dynamic intensity. You also get Pro Logic™ II processing, which lets you turn any older surround and stereo sources into convincing 5.1-channel sound. A multibrand LCD remote gives you easy system control.

The DVD changer offers progressive-scan output for an incredibly filmlike picture with compatible TVs, and interlaced output for a great picture with standard TVs. It's also a disc-playing jack-of-all-trades, handling not only DVDs and standard CDs, but also your home-burned CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and long-playing MP3 discs. The changer even offers playback capability for SACDs, so you can surround yourself with multichannel music in ultra-high resolution. Load up any combination of discs and sit back for hours of music and movie entertainment!

Sony designed the AVD-C70ES with today's advanced A/V components in mind. You get component video switching for the DVD changer's output and a second high-resolution video source, such as an HDTV tuner. All other video inputs and outputs are S-video for outstanding picture quality with compatible A/V sources and TVs.

Details:

    DVD/CD/SACD changer:
  • 5-disc changer design
  • plays DVD-Video discs, CDs, SACDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
  • exchange 4 discs while the 5th disc plays
  • selectable progressive/interlaced output (progressive output requires compatible TV)
  • DVD/CD/SACD Text display


  • Receiver:
  • built-in processing for Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, and Digital Cinema Sound modes
  • 120 watts x 5 into 6 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.7% THD
  • all-digital amplifier design
  • component video input (enables switching between built-in DVD player and one external source with component video output)
  • digital inputs: 2 optical, 1 coaxial
  • optical digital output
  • 3 A/V inputs with S-video and RCA stereo audio (no composite video connections)
  • no phono input
  • preamp-level subwoofer output
  • banana plug-compatible terminals for all speakers
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs
  • 20 FM/10 AM presets


  • General:
  • multibrand 1-way LCD remote
  • component video and S-video monitor outputs
  • on-screen display
  • 16-15/16"W x 5-3/8"H x 18-1/2"D
  • warranty: 5 years
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What's in the box:

  • Silver-colored AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS Integrated Receiver and 5-disc DVD/SACD changer with attached 64" AC cord
  • Wireless remote control (RM-CL70)
  • 3 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • 58" S-Video cable
  • Operating Instructions (English/French)
  • Important Safeguards
  • Warranty sheet
MFR #AVD-C70ES

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Receiver Features
DVD/SACD Player Features
Remote Control
Inputs and Outputs Notes

Receiver Features

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 playback.

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 from:
  • 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 Music)
  • DTS
  • Cinema Studio EX A
  • Cinema Studio EX B
  • Cinema Studio EX C
  • Hall
  • Jazz Club
  • Live Concert
  • Game

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 subwoofer.

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.

DVD/SACD Player Features

Disc Compatibility: This unit will play DVD-Video, Video CDs, Audio CDs (including CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3), and Super Audio CDs (SACD).

Disc Exchange: While one disc is playing, you can change any of the other four discs loaded in the player.

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, 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 Play functions.

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).

Parental 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.

Remote Control

RM-CL70 Multibrand LCD 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, VCRs, Satellite Receivers and Cable Boxes. The remote has a backlit rectangular LCD display indicating the current unit being operated or the current status during setup. It has a scroll key which allows you easily select a function or confirm a setting for various setup procedures. It operates on 3 "AA" batteries (supplied).

Dimensions: Width= 2.464", Length= 6.975", Height= 1.216", Display= Approximately 1" x 1-5/8"

Inputs 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.

A/V Inputs/Outputs: This 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.

Component Video Connections: There is one Component Video inputs and one Component Video outputs. This allows you to switch between the unit's built-in DVD player and another external source with component video output. When the mode of the unit is not set to "DVD", the signal from the Component Video In is output through the Component Video Out jacks.

Progressive/Interlace 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 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.

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