Blu-ray Home Theater System
Integrated Blu-ray Disc/5.1ch Surround Receiver
Blu-ray Home Theater System
Overview: The Sony
BDV-IS1000 Home Theater System features an integrated Blu-ray disc/5.1ch
surround receiver (HCD-IS1000), five matching micro-satellite speakers (SS-IS15) and a passive subwoofer
(SS-ISW1). The BDV-IS1000
Home Theater System comes with speaker wire for each speaker and subwoofer with
proprietary color-coded connectors for easy connection. The system includes an
S-AIR Wireless Surround Sound Rear Amplifier which allows you to place the
included pair of rear micro-satellite speakers in the back of your room without
running speaker wire from the BDV-IS1000 to the speakers. You can also expand
your listening options via the system's Digital Media Port input and enjoy music
stored on select Walkman and iPod MP3 players, PCs and Bluetooth devices. The Sony Home Theater
System also comes supplied with a auto-calibration microphone for easy setup and
an IR wireless remote control for simple operation.
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new
high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality
HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is
up to 54 mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better picture quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true
high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution.
While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a
high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player).
Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture,
with deeper, richer colors.
- Better sound quality: In addition to the same
multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and
DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby Digital Plus and uncompressed 7.1 channel
- Much greater storage capacity: What makes Blu-ray
Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage
capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25
gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold.
Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of
High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus
high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that
require multiple discs with standard DVD.
- Compatibility with your current disc collections: To
ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray
Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a Blu laser for playing
high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs
and audio CDs.
Note: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new
disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update
the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet.
Integrated Blu-ray Disc/5.1ch Surround Receiver
Blu-ray Disc Player: The
Integrated Blu-ray Disc/5.1ch Surround Receiver (HCD-IS1000) features a
built-in single disc Blu-ray player. The built-in Blu-ray player supports the
playback of the following discs - BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, AVCHD, CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW. The integrated Blu-ray
player also supports JPEG image files conforming to UDF (Universal Disk Format)
recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and DVD-R/RW.
Note: The built-in
single disc Blu-ray player does not support MP3, WMA, or AAC playback.
Precision Cinema HD via HDMI Upscaler: The built-in Blu-ray
player can convert standard-definition signal (480i) of DVD and output at a
1080p video signal. Precision Cinema HD Upscale generates each pixel based on
information from the original source, whether it is film or video and whether
the pixel is in motion or still. It also helps compensate vertical edge and
create smooth diagonal lines, so you can enjoy your own DVD libraries with
detailed images. The unit's HDMI Upscaler can be set to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
S-Master Digital Amplifier: This system is powered by a 5 channel S-Master Full Digital Amplifier
(Center, Left Front, Right Front, Dual Sub). It is designed to be highly
efficient while producing minimal heat. The unit's five channel Digital
Amplifier is rated at 35 watts x 5 channel (Left Front, Right Front, Center) from
800-20,000 Hz with no more than 0.7% THD, plus 75 watts x 2 channel (Two-way
subwoofer). The system's 5ch digital amplifier allows you to enjoy up to 5.1
channel surround sound with the included wireless amplifier kit.
Note: The unit does not include a built-in amplifier
channel for the surround speakers. The included wireless amplifier kit
powers the rear speakers. You can enjoy 7.1ch surround sound by purchasing additional
surround back micro-satellite speaker and an additional wireless surround
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration: The integrated Blu-ray
disc/receiver is equipped with an Auto
Calibration function to achieve ideal surround sound settings for your room.
With the included microphone placed at the listening position, Sony's DSP
automatically analyzes speaker placement and sets the delay times and output
levels. The microphone has a threaded insert on the bottom so it's compatible
with a tripod. Speakers configuration, speaker distances and output levels can
also be manually set.
Manual Speaker Setup: If your prefer, you can setup the receiver and
the connected speakers manually by using the receiver's manual speaker setup
menu. You can adjust the level of each speaker from -6 to +6 dB in 1 dB steps
and set the distance for each speaker from your main listening position (0' to
23' in 1' increments).
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:
- Auto Format Direct: The Auto Format Direct (AFD) mode allows you to listen to higher fidelity
sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2-channel stereo sound
as multi-channel sound.
- Dolby Pro Logic: Performs Pro Logic decoding to the
input signal and simulates surround sound from 2 channels sources. This mode
outputs sound from all the speakers and subwoofer.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music: Performs Pro Logic II music
mode decoding to the input signal and produces five full-bandwidth output
channels from 2 channels sources. This setting is ideal for normal stereo
sources such as a CD. this mode outputs sound from all the speakers and the
- Dolby Pro Logic II Movie: Performs Pro Logic II music
mode decoding to the input signal and produces five full-bandwidth output
channels from 2 channels sources. This setting is ideal for watching videos
of overdubbed or old movies. This mode outputs sound from all the speakers
and the subwoofer.
- Dolby Digital: In this format, the surround speakers
output stereo sound with an expanded frequency range and a subwoofer channel
for deep bass is independently provided. All six channels in this format are
recorded separately for superior channel separation.
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1
multi-channel digital surround format. Surround back information is matrixed
into regular left and right surround channels so that the sound can be
reproduced in 6.1 channel.
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus is an improved
Dolby Digital surround format that is compatible with up to 7.1-channels of
discrete digital sound and also improves sound quality due to extra data bit
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a high definition audio
technology, using lossless coding technology to faithfully reproduce the
sound of the studio masters.
- DTS: This format comprises of stereo rear channel and
there is a discrete subwoofer channel in this format. DTS provides the same
5.1 discrete channels of high quality digital audio.
- DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1-channel is
a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back
channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1: DTS-ES Matrix 6.1-channel is a
discrete 6.1 channel digital audio format inserting a surround back
channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix encoding.
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding
technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel
sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema
and Neo: 6 Music.
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling
high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96
kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio is an improved version of the conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24
signal formats that is compatible with sampling frequencies of 96 or 48 kHz
and up to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate
performance provides high quality sound.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless
audio format compatible with up to 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels. The
lossless audio coding technology faithfully reproduces the sound of the
- Sound Mode: This feature lets you select a suitable sound for
movies or music.
- Auto: System select Movie or Music automatically to produce the
sound effect depending on the disc or sound stream.
- Movie: System provides the sound for movies.
- Music: System provides the sound for music.
- Sports: System adds a reverberation for the sports program.
- News: System provides the sound for the voice program such as
- Omni-Dir: System outputs the same sound from all speakers.
- Two Channel Stereo Mode: The 2 channel button sets the
receiver to power only the front left and right speakers, no surround and no
subwoofer. Two-channel sources bypass the sound field processing and
multi-channel sources are down-mixed to 2 channels.
- 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 Theater: allows you to experience a
Note: 7.1 channel
surround formats will be downmixed to 5.1 channels. The system's built-in
Blu-ray player and HDMI inputs support all formats. The unit's optical and
coaxial digital inputs do not support multi-channel LPCM, Dolby Digital
Plus, Dolby TrueHD, or DTS-HD.
Audio Settings: The Sony
integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver offers the following audio settings.
- Tone Control: The AV
receiver features independent Bass, Midrange, and Treble controls for the speaker
channels. The Bass, Midrange, and Treble can be adjusted from -6 to +6 dB.
- Night Mode: You can enjoy
sound effect or dialogue, as you would in a movie theater, even at low volume.
This feature is useful for watching movies late at night while everyone else is
in bed asleep.
- Audio DRC: 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. You can select DRC Standard, DRC Max, DRC Auto, or DRC Off. Audio
DRC applies only to Dolby Digital-encoded soundtracks.
- AV Sync: This feature lets
you delay the audio output so that the gap between the audio output and visual
display in minimized. You can adjust the audio output from 0 ms to 300 ms in 25
Video Settings: You can make the following video settings according to
the type of TV you have connected.
- TV Type: You can select the aspect ratio of the connected TV
between 4:3 or 16:9.
- Screen Format: You can select the display configuration (Original
or Fixed) for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen TV.
- DVD Aspect Ratio: You can select the display configuration
(Letter Box or Pan&Scan) for playback of 16:9 screen pictures on a 4:3
- Cinema Conversion Mode: You can set the video conversion method
(Auto or Video) for 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p signals from the HDMI Out
jack or the Component Video Out jacks.
Picture Settings: The BDV-IS1000 offers the following
- Picture Quality: You can choose from three picture
- Brighter Room: use when the room is brighter than
- Theater Room: use when the room is dark
- Standard: use in a typical room
- FNR: This feature can be activated to reduce random
noise appearing in the picture.
- BNR: This function can be activated to reduce the
mosaic-like block noise in the picture.
- MNR: This feature can be activated to reduce minor
noise around the picture outlines (mosquito noise).
Connections: The Sony
HCD-IS1000 integrated Blu-ray disc/home theater receiver features the following
- HDMI : The Sony HCD-IS1000 is equipped with two HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output which supports x.v.Color and video signals
up 1080/24p, as well as Linear PCM audio of 2-channel to 7.1 channel. The system
can detect and receive the best possible video and audio signals from all
connected devices via HDMI, making connection and performance as simple as
plugging in a single wire. Sony's HDMI Active Intelligence, transmits both audio
and video signals through one HDMI cable. The integrated Blu-ray
disc/receiver's HDMI connections support 480i, 480p,720p,1080i, and 1080p.
- Note: The unit also features a component video, S-video
(output only) and
composite video input and output. The component video connections will
support 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i. The composite and S-video
connection only support 480i.
- Audio Inputs: The Sony HCD-IS1000 features three digital audio
inputs (2 optical, 1 coaxial) and two stereo analog audio inputs.
- 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 (item number 158TDMIP50): 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.
- DMP Media Port Wi-Fi client (item number 158TDMNC1):
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.
- DMP 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
- DMP 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.
- USB Extension Port: The HCD-IS1000 features a rear
panel USB Type-A port which allows you to enjoy additional content (such as
BonusView) on certain Blu-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content
and other data which can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (sold
- Note: Sony recommends using the Sony USM1GH Flash
Drive (158USM1GH, sold separately) and does not guarantee compatibility
with all other manufacture's USB flash drives.
- LAN (100) Port: You can connect the player's LAN (100)
terminal of the player to your Internet source using a network cable
(Ethernet cable sold separately) to update the unit's software using the
network. Visit Sony's website for
information about firmware updates.
Bravia Theatre Sync: When the HCD-IS1000 is connected to a
Sony TV via HDMI, you can operate the system with simplified controls. In
addition to audio and video transmission, control functions are transmitted via
the HDMI cable. This feature works with a select number of Sony Bravia TVs. The
simplified controls include:
- One-Touch Play: By pressing "Play" on the unit or the
remote, the TV turns on and is set for the DVD input mode automatically.
- Theater Mode: System
automatically switches to the optimum video mode for watching movies and the
speaker output also switches automatically.
- System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can switch
the sound to come out of either the TV or the BDV-IS1000's speakers.
- Volume Limit: You can limit the maximum volume of the system to
15, 20, or 30 when you transfer the sound between the TV volume and the Home
Theater System volume.
- Language Follow: When you change the language for the on-screen
display of the TV, the system's on-screen display language is also changed
after turning the system off and on.
- System Power Off: When you turn the TV off by using the
Parental Control: The Sony BDV-IS1000 offers three Parental
Control settings protected by a custom user 4-digit password.
- BD Parental Control: Playback of some BD-ROMs can be
limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced
with different scenes.
- DVD Parental Control: Playback of some DVD Videos can
be limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or
replaced with different scenes.
- Parental Control Region Code: Playback of some BD-ROMs
or DVD Videos can be limited according to the geographic area. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes.
AM/FM Tuner: The Sony
HCD-IS1000 integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver features a built-in AM/FM digital tuner. The
digital AM/FM tuner allows you to preset up to 20 FM and 10 AM radio stations.
You can also enter a three character name for each preset station. The built-in AM/FM tuner also features
direct and automatic tuning.
Sleep Timer: You can set the system to turn off at a
preset time, so you can fall asleep listening to music. You can preset the time
in 10-minute increments.
Displays Brightness: You can adjust the lighting of the
unit's front-panel to Bright or Dark.
Wireless Remote Control: The supplied IR wireless
allow simple operation of the the HCD-IS1000 integrated Blu-ray
disc/receiver and is preprogrammed to operate Sony and other manufacture's TV
and set-top digital/cable receivers.
Micro-Satellite Speakers: The BDV-IS1000 system comes
with five matching micro-satellite speakers (SS-IS15) for your front, surround
and center locations. Each micro-satellite speaker features a 10-ohm, 1-7/16"
full range driver in a very compact acoustic suspension enclosure. Each
micro-speaker comes mounted to its own little pedestal stand which features a
rubber foot-pad. The stand can be removed and the micro-speakers can be
wall-mounted using the supplied metal wall-mount brackets. The wall-mount
brackets allow you to swivel the micro-speakers left or right once mounted. Each
micro-satellite speaker has an attached speaker wire with a proprietary 2-pin
connector that plugs into the HCD-IS1000 integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver or the
included wireless surround kit. The
speakers should be placed the same distance apart from the main listening
position at ear level for the best overall performance. The micro-satellite
speakers offer the following compact dimensions:
- Dimensions With Pedestal Stand: Width = 1.695",
Height = 2.115", Depth = 1.455"
- Dimensions With Wall-Bracket: Width = 1.695", Height
= 2.055", Depth = 1.715"
Wireless Surround Kit: The included TA-SA100WR Wireless
Surround Amplifier Kit gives you a way to place the rear micro-satellite
speakers in the back of your home theater room without having to run wires from
the integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver. The kit includes a 2-channel amplifier and
two wireless transceivers. One wireless transceiver plugs into the back of the
TA-S100WR while the other plugs into the back of the HCD-IS1000. The HCD-IS1000
is able to wirelessly transfer the rear audio signal to the TA-SA100WR surround
amplifier by using a wireless 2.4GHz frequency connection. The surround
amplifier has speaker terminals that match the speaker wires supplied with the
home theater system. The TA-SA100WR must be plugged into an AC outlet and
speaker wires run from the surround amplifier to the rear speakers. The surround
amplifier is rated at 35 watts x 2 channels RMS into 10-ohms measured from
800-20,000 Hz with no more than 0.7% THD. The
TA-SA100WR measures 3.375" wide x 3.9375" tall x 13.4375" deep.
Note: The HCD-IS1000 integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver does not
feature a direct speaker connection for the rear surround speakers. You must
use the included wireless surround kit to connect the surround speakers.
Passive Subwoofer: The Sony BDV-IS1000 Home Theater System features a
bass-reflex, passive two-way subwoofer (SS-ISW1) with a down-firing 6-3/8" woofer
and a top-firing 4-3/4" woofer. The passive subwoofer features a pair of speaker
level inputs for each of its drivers. The
subwoofer includes four self-adhesive rubber feet to place the unit securely on
your floor. The subwoofer comes supplied with a 11.5' speaker wire terminated by
bare tinned wire on one end which connects to the subwoofer and two proprietary plugs
on the other end which connect to the system's integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver.
Note: The subwoofer is not magnetically shielded.
Wireless Multi-room Compatibility: This unit is compatible
with the Sony S-AIR Wireless Speaker System (158AIRSA10, sold separately), which
allows wireless sound transmission between the S-AIR Multi-Room Receiver and the
HCD-IS1000. The Sony S-AIR Wireless Speaker System operates off of a 2.4Ghz