Network, USB & Tuner Functions
ES (Elevated Standard) Series: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES AV
receiver is part of Sony's ES (Elevated Standard) line-up. The AV receiver's
incredible sound quality comes from care and craftsmanship with the ultimate
goal of creating powerful sound while eliminating distortion. Carefully selected
parts tuned for high-resolution sound with amazing clarity are combined with
technology developed specifically for the ES-line. The STR-ZA5000ES comes with an industry leading
5-year parts and labor warranty, 90-day advanced exchange program, and dedicated
toll-free support line staffed by CEDIA-trained product experts (1-877-619-7669;
Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm ET).
- Every detail from the removable aluminum faceplate, to electronic
component selection, special 2nd generation ES solder, structural/chassis
elements, and even screw placement has been scrutinized and tuned in the
higher interest of reliably consistent sound performance.
- The STR-ZA5000ES offers improved structural stability for better sound
via the analogue signal path. This circuit is located on a glass epoxy
board, in order to achieve higher speed and power.
- The STR-ZA5000ES is Sony's best-sounding AV receiver, featuring a new
power transformer that is over 50% larger than the one in the STR-ZA5000ES,
a new Linear Wide Band Power Amplifier and gold-plated speaker terminals,
and a redesigned, reinforced chassis
Assignable 9-Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES AV
receiver is equipped with a 9-channel amplifier rated at 120 watts (into 8-ohms,
at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's amplifier
channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.
- Dolby Atmos (5.1.2/5.1.4/7.1.2/7.1.4*): You can configure the Sony ES
receiver's amplifier channels for a 5.1.4, 7.1.2, or 7.1.4* Dolby Atmos
setup. A 7.1.4* Dolby Atmos configuration will also require an additional
external stereo power amplifier. In a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos setup, you can
reassign the Surround Back amplifier channels to either Bi-Amp the front
speaker or power a pair of Zone 2 speakers.
- 7.1ch + Zone 2: If you are connecting a 7.1ch speaker
system in the main room (Front, Center, Surround, & Surround Back), you can configure the receiver's
Height 1 amplifier channels to power
a pair of Zone 2 speaker; allowing you to place a pair of speakers in
another room of the house. Zone 2 can be play the same source or a different
source as your main zone.
- 7.1ch + Front Bi-Amp: If you want to connect 7.1ch
speaker system (Front, Height, Center, & Surround), you can configure the receiver's
Surround Back amplifier channels to Bi-Amp your
front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one
speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker
while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section.
With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency
range, making its job easier.
- 7.1ch + Front B: If you want to connect a 7.1ch speaker
system (Front, Height, Center, & Surround), you can configure the receiver's
Surround Back amplifier channels to power a pair of Front
B Speakers; allowing you to switch between your home theater speakers
and your dedicated stereo speakers.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) & Supported Digital Audio Formats:
The Sony ES receiver incorporates a powerful DSP that supports the
latest surround sound formats and ensures the highest accuracy in the decoding
of a variety of Dolby Digital, DTS, DSD & PCM audio formats. The digital audio
formats that this receiver can decode depend on the digital audio output jacks
of the connected device. This receiver supports the following audio formats
| Digital Audio Connector ||Audio
Signal Type || Audio Signal Format |
| HDMI ||2Ch Linear PCM ||2ch, 32-192kHz,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||8ch, 32-192kHz,
|DSD ||2-6ch, 2.8/5.6MHz,
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX,
DTS, DTS ES,
DTS 96/24 |
|High Definition Audio Bitstream ||
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution |
| Optical/Coaxial ||2Ch Linear PCM ||2ch, 32-96kHz,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||6ch, 32-96Hz,
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX,
DTS, DTS ES,
DTS 96/24 |
Immersive Surround Sound: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES AV receiver
goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats,
including Dolby Atmos & DTS:X (future firmware update required for DTS:X).
- Dolby Atmos: The Sony ES receiver will enhance properly
designed systems with
Dolby Atmos where sound comes alive from all directions, including
overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail
and depth. The Sony ES receiver has the processing power to run a more
enveloping Dolby Atmos layout (up to 7.1.4*) utilizing front-height, ceiling
mounted, and/or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (sold separately).
- 5.1.2ch: A 5.1.2 speaker
configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by
one pair of Front Height, Overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
- 5.1.4ch: A 5.1.4 speaker
configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by
a pair of Top Front & Top Rear speakers or a pair of Dolby Atmos-enabled
front & rear speakers.
- 7.1.2ch: A 7.1.2 speaker
configuration is based upon a traditional 7.1 speaker layout complemented by
one pair of Front Height, Overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
- 7.1.4ch*: A 7.1.4 speaker configuration is based upon a
traditional 7.1 speaker layout complemented by a pair of top front & top
rear speakers or a pair of Dolby Atmos-enabled front & rear speakers.
*Requires an external power amp for the Top Rear or Dolby Atmos-enabled rear
- DTS:X (Future Firmware Update): DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio
technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement
of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape -
in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than
ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to
the speaker layout that best fits your space.
DTS:X will be enabled through an online firmware update coming later this
Post Decoding Formats: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES receiver
supports Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, & DTS Neo:6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats.
- Dolby Surround:
Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch and
multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch or Dolby
Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving
the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It
does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control
over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can
be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and
greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer
and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the
entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
- DTS Neural:X (Future Firmware Update): DTS:X
incorporates Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping technology from DTS,
which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content;
this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. Neural:X delivers a
thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the
original source format.
- DTS Neo:6: DTS Neo:6 is an advanced matrix decoder that
takes any two-channel source (including television broadcasts, CDs and DVDs)
and expands it into five or six channels. It also provides separate,
optimized modes for stereo music materials and matrix surround motion
picture soundtracks. DTS Neo:6 brings you a more revealing sound from
ordinary stereo and a more expansive home cinema experience.
Direct Stream Digital (DSD): Enjoy studio-quality sound
thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec; designed specifically for
High-Resolution Audio. This 1-bit format utilizes a stream of very high
frequency 1s and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than
conventional codecs. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio
quality. The Sony ES receiver supports DSD 2.8/5.6MHz (up to 5.1ch) decoding
Direct Modes: The Sony AV receiver offers two Direct audio
modes for higher fidelity sound - Analog Direct & Pure Direct. The receiver's
Analog Direct mode outputs audio from only the front left and right speakers
without any tone or DSP processing; only the volume and front speaker balance
adjustments are active. To further enhance sound quality, the receiver's Pure
Direct mode not only bypasses the tone and DSP processing, but also turns off
the front-panel display to suppress any noise which may affect sound quality.
D.C.A.C. EX + A.P.M: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES is equipped with
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration EX & Automatic Phase Matching Technology which
uses the included microphone to automatically check the speaker connections,
adjust the speaker output levels, calculate the distance from each speaker to
the listening position, check for phase, and distinguish frequency
characteristics of each speaker. The microphone plugs into the "Auto Cal Mic"
input on front of the receiver. You can select between four calibration modes.
- Full Flat: Makes the measurement of frequency from each
- Engineer: Sets to "the Sony listening room standard"
- Front Reference: Adjusts the characteristics of all of
the speakers to match the characteristics of the front
- Off/Manual: No auto calibration is applied. You can
then choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.
D.L.L. (Digital Legato Linear) & Sound Optimizer: The Digital Legato
Linear function is a Sony proprietary technology that allows low quality
digital audio signals and analog audio signal to be played back with high
The Sound Optimizer lets you enjoy
clear and dynamic sound at low volume levels. It automatically calibrates
the sound which cannot be heard well when you turn down the volume level.
After Auto Calibration is performed, the sound level is optimized to suit
DRC & EQ: The DRC 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 sources). You can
also adjust the tonal quality (bass &
treble level) of all connected speakers.
Center Lift & Dialog Control: By using front high speakers, you can
lift up the sounds of the center speaker to an appropriate height on the
screen, allowing you to enjoy a more natural representation.
The DTS:X Dialog Control function is a
function which adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream.
This function enables you to increase the dialog levels in contrast with the
background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.
In-Ceiling Speaker Mode: Sony has developed a new special
sound mode for in-ceiling speaker installation. This feature will virtually
relocate the front and center in-ceiling speakers down to around the screen.
That way, you'll hear the actors' voices coming from the screen instead of the
ceiling. This mode also makes music sound more natural in a room with in-ceiling
Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: The AV receiver is equipped
with binding post terminals for all speaker channels. The binding post terminals
will accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (dual or single). Use
speakers with a 4- to 16-ohm impedance.
11.2ch Pre-Outs: The AV receiver features 11.2-channel RCA
pre-outs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Height 1, Height 2, & Dual
Sub) for connection
to external power amplifiers. The pre-outs are variable.
Volume Range: The Sony AV receiver has a volume range of 1
(Min) to 73 (Max).
HDMI 2.0a: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES is equipped with six HDMI 2.0a inputs
(5 rear/1 front) and two HDMI 2.0a outputs. The receiver's HDMI 2.0a jacks are
compatible with 4K/60Hz video, HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 color subsampling, as well as HDR
(High Dynamic Range) & BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut.
- 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: 4K/60Hz pass-through allows the
Sony STR-ZA5000ES to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass
the video signal to a 4K/60Hz compatible TV or display monitor. The receiver
supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, & 4K video signals.
- HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by all of the
receiver's HDMI jacks. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content
Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility
with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
- 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver's rear-panel HDMI
jacks support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 color subsampling for more vibrant and
lifelike images, as well as YCbCr 4:2:2 and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling.
With 4:4:4, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the
same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling
rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy
and detail. The front-panel HDMI input only supports up to 4:2:0.
- HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range)
reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels,
bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This
increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed
blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.
Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity
and detail. This receiver supports the HDR 10 format right out of
the box. It requires an already available firmware update for Dolby Vision and HLG.
- Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard
delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total
visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as
the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only
35% of the total visual color spectrum.
Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best
HDMI Upconversion & Upscaling to 4K: The Sony AV receiver's
HDMI upconvert/upscale function improves image quality of non-4K sources to
ultra-HD. Analog connected device signals (component/composite) are converted to
digital, upscaled to 4K, and output via HDMI, making one cable connection from
the receiver to your TV possible. 1080p HDMI input video signals are also upscaled to
4K. HDMI Zone 2 supports analog-to-HDMI upconversion, but does not support upscaling.
Dual HDMI Outputs: The dual HDMI outputs can simultaneously output the
same HDMI audio/video signal to two TVs, or you can assign the second HDMI
output to Zone 2 to display a different HDMI source in another room (video is
output at the resolution supported by both TVs).
Other HDMI Features: Other HDMI features of the Sony
STR-ZA5000ES receiver include 3D video, HDMI Standby Pass-Through, A/V Sync, and
- 3D-Ready: The Sony AV receiver supports 3D video
pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games
and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be
connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D
- HDMI Standby Pass-Through: The HDMI Standby
Pass-Through feature conveniently allows you to access all your HDMI
connected devices without having to power on the receiver.
- 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 can be adjusted from 0-300 ms or
set to Auto.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the
receiver's main HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your
compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being
used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for
extra cables connected to your television.
Color Technologies: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES incorporates Triluminos
Color, Deep Color, & x.v.Color technologies for
perfect color and smooth gradation.
- Triluminos Color: The Sony receiver incorporates Sony's
Triluminos Color technology to create a heightened sense of depth and
incredibly true, natural shades of colors. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua
blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and
seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better too, with natural skin tones.
- Deep Color: The Sony receiver also supports Deep Color
which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be
raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits
(16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors
which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI
jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more
finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly
- x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering
a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color
feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
24p True Cinema Mode: The 24p True Cinema Mode allows you to
watch movies at their native frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when
paired with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player.
Analog Video Inputs: The STR-ZA5000ES receiver is fitted
with two analog composite video inputs, one composite video monitor output, and
a Zone 2 composite video output. The composite video jacks support 480i video
signals only. The receiver also features two component video inputs that can
support up to 1080i. The analog video inputs can also be upconverted and output
via the receiver's main HDMI monitor output jack.
Last Video Mode: The receiver can continuously output the
input video image used most recently when an audio-only input source is
Network, USB, & Tuner Functions
8-Port Giga Ethernet Hub: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES AV receiver
is equipped with eight Ethernet (RJ-45) ports so you can use the receiver as a
hub and connect your other network components to your router through the AV
receiver. Ethernet ports 1 and 2 even support PoE, Power over Ethernet. The
following system environment is required to use the network function of this
- Broadband Line Connection: A Broadband line connection
to the Internet is required.
- Modem: This is the device that is connected to the
broadband line to communicate with the Internet. Some of these devices are
integrated with the router.
- Router: Use a router compatible with 100 Mbps or
greater transmission speed to enjoy content on your home network.
- LAN Cable (CAT5): A LAN cable (CAT5) is required for
Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected
to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's
network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
Music Connect: Sony's unique Music Connect feature allows
the Sony STR-ZA5000ES AV receiver to slave to the HAP-Z1ES Hi Res Audio player (158HAPZ1ES,
sold separately) This allows integrators to combine the power
of an ES-grade multichannel sound system with today's digital music libraries.
Remote Monitoring: The STR-ZA5000ES allows cloud-based
monitoring of power status, temperature and product Protect status through
Ihiji, allowing integrators
to remotely monitor the health of the product.
Web Control: You can control this AV receiver from a web
control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The Sony STR-ZA5000ES and your
PC must be connected to the same home network.
Ping Button: Easing the IP integration process is the addition of a
"PING" button on the front of the unit for quick access to unit-specific IP
information (IP and MAC address) via the front display and also easy sharing of
unit 'discovery' protocols with 3rd party CI controllers
Front-Panel USB-A Port: You can play back WAV music files
(16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz) on a USB flash drive connected to the receiver's
front-panel USB-A port. The receiver's front-panel buttons can be used for
playback control (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Fast Forward/Rewind). There
is not song/artist info displayed on the front-panel or the on-screen menu. With the AV receiver's front-panel USB-A
port, you can also easily apply system updates and during setup, save all receiver
settings to a flash drive for backing up and porting over to another unit to
replicate settings. Firmware updates can be checked
AM/FM Tuner: The STR-Z55000ES has 30 presets each for AM and
FM for a total of 60. In addition to preset and auto tuning, stations can be
tuned directly by frequency. Each preset station can be given an 8 character
HDMI Zone 2: The Sony STR-ZA5000ES HDMI Zone 2 function
allows you to send analog & digital audio/video to a second room of your home.
You can enjoy the same audio/video source as in the main zone or a different
source. HDMI Zone 2 supports up to 4K video and up to 5.1ch audio. Volume of
HDMI Zone 2 will be controlled by your secondary TV or AV receiver in the other
- Compatible Sources: HDMI, Component, & Composite video sources;
HDMI (up to 5.1ch), Optical/Coaxial (2Ch PCM only), Analog audio sources,
- Incompatible Sources: The receiver cannot output a different
analog signal to HDMI Zone 2 while an analog signal of the main zone is
being output from the receiver's HDMI Monitor Output. Multi-channel stream
signals are automatically converted to 2 channels signals, and then output
to Zone 2 if the same source signals as the main zone are selected in Zone
Zone 2 Line-Level/Speaker Outputs + Composite Video: Tuner, Analog, HDMI,
and Optical/Digital input sources are supported in Zone 2 when using the
receiver's Line-Level or Speaker output. The line-level or Speaker Outputs of
Zone 2 only support 2ch PCM (not multichannel Dolby Digital/DTS). Using the
line-level outputs, Zone 2 can be powered by a separate amplifier, keeping 7.1ch
playback in your main room). Using the speaker-level outputs of the STR-ZA5000ES
allows you to power Zone 2 from the receiver's built-in amplifier, limiting the
main room to 5.1ch. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Sony receiver
using either configuration or from your add-on integrated amplifier when using
the line-output. Zone 2 also features a composite video output jack which allows
you to watch the receiver's composite video input sources in a second room of
- Compatible Sources: Tuner, Analog, HDMI (2ch PCM only), and Optical/Digital
(2ch PCM only)
audio input sources are supported in Zone 2 when using the receiver's
line-level or speaker-level outputs.
- Incompatible Sources: HDMI & Component video are not supported by
Zone 2's Composite video output.
Zone 3 Line-Level Output: Zone 3 allows playback of an analog audio
source in 2-channel stereo in a third room of your home. Zone 3 only features
stereo line-level outputs, so a separate power amplifier is needed to power the
speakers in this zone. The volume of Zone 3 can be controlled by the Sony
receiver or your add-on integrated amplifier.
- Compatible Sources: Tuner and Analog audio input sources are
supported in Zone 3.
- Incompatible Sources: Analog video, HDMI audio/video, and
Optical/Digital audio sources cannot be output to Zone 3.
Party Mode: When you select Party mode, Zone 2 and Zone 3 are turned
on automatically and you can simultaneously enjoy the same music (regardless of
input source) as the main zone in these zones.
Remote + Bravia Sync: The supplied remote is pre-coded to
control this Sony receiver, Sony TVs, Sony CD players, Sony DVD players and
recorders, and Sony Blu-ray disc players and recorders. Sony's Bravia 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
Blu-ray Disc Player, the receiver and the TV are turned on automatically and
switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
- System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can select
to output the sound from the TV speaker or the speakers connected to the
- System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the
receiver and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.
Control System Integration: The STR-ZA5000ES is controllable
over IP, includes 12V trigger output, RS-232C port, and IR input/outputs for
more installation options.
- RS-232C Port: The STR-ZA5000ES includes an RS-232C port
for connection to external whole-house control systems, from companies such
as AMX & Crestron.
- IP Control: You can control this AV receiver from a web
control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The STR-ZA5000ES and your
PC must be connected to the same home network.
The receiver is also
certified for custom remote integration.
- IR Input/Outputs: The Sony AV receiver is equipped with
one IR input and two IR outputs enabling you to operate components connected
to the receiver behind a closed door.
- 12V Triggers: The STR-ZA5000ES has three minijack
outputs to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to other components that accept
a 12V trigger.
Advanced On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Wizard: You can display the
receiver's on-screen menu on your HDMI connected TV screen and select the
function you want to use from the on-screen menu using the included IR remote
control. You can easily access and manage your input devices and settings with
this intuitive 6-panel "activity based" on-screen menu. The STR-ZA5000ES
on-screen, set-up wizard will take you through everything you need to create and
control your home theater experience.
Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected
to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the
receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not
the front-panel display.
Custom Presets: The Sony AV receiver features 4 Custom
Preset buttons (Movie, Music, Party, and Night) on the remote control to make
operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Preset button will automatically
launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by
that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate
source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.
- Custom Preset 1 (Movie): Pressing the Custom Preset 1
button turns on the receiver and lets you access a video source (default
BD/DVD) with its saved soundfield.
- Custom Preset 2 (Music): Pressing the Custom Preset 2
button turns on the receiver and lets you access an audio source (default
SACD/CD) with its saved soundfield.
- Custom Preset 3 (Party): Pressing the Custom Preset 3
button turns the AV receiver's Zone 2 on automatically and simultaneously
plays the same music in Zone 2 as the main zone (regardless of source or
input); volume level will be the same in both Zone.
- Custom Preset 4 (Night): Pressing the Custom Preset 4
button turns the AV receiver's sleep timer function on for 30 minutes and
activates the receiver's Sound Optimizer.
Note: These buttons can also be reconfigured to
automatically select other sources and soundfields.
Input Modes & Naming: When you connect components to both
digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, you can fix the audio
input mode to either of them, or switch from one to the other, depending on the
type of material you intend to watch. You can enter a name of up to 8 characters
for each of the receiver's inputs (except Tuner) and display the name on its
display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of your
Sleep Timer: The unit may be set to automatically turn off
after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Auto Standby: Auto Standby lets you set the receiver switch
to standby mode automatically after 30 minutes when you do not operate the
receiver or when there is no signal input to the receiver.