How to Use Your Sony STRDH770 Home Theater System

Introduction

This guide will help you with setup and usage of your Sony STRDH770.
Picture of Sony STRDH770

The following topics will be covered:

  • Basic Setup
  • How to calibrate your audio
  • How to play or stream audio to your receiver
  • How to choose an audio source
  • The Songpal (Music Cast) App
  • "BRAVIA" sync


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  1. Setting up your Home Theater System
  2. Performing Auto Calibration
  3. Playing Content
  4. Adjust Sound Settings
  5. Songpal (Music Cast) App
  6. "BRAVIA" Sync

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This guide will help you with setup and usage of your Sony STRDH770.
Picture of Sony STRDH770

The following topics will be covered:

  • Basic Setup
  • How to calibrate your audio
  • How to play or stream audio to your receiver
  • How to choose an audio source
  • The Songpal (Music Cast) App
  • "BRAVIA" sync


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Just like an actual movie theater sound system, a home theater receiver needs to be fine tuned before it can perform at its best. No sound system is “one size fits all.” The size of your speakers, as well as your room’s dimensions, furniture, flooring, ceiling height and even building materials are all things that can affect and possibly degrade sound quality. Fortunately, your receiver comes with an auto-calibration feature. To properly prepare for auto-calibration:
  • Make sure all speakers you intend to use with your system are connected and working properly.
  • Do not connect any other microphones to the "AUTO CAL MIC" jack other than the supplied calibration microphone.
  • Disconnect any headphones you might normally use with your system.
  • Make sure there are no obstructions between the calibration microphone and your system's speakers.
  • For accurate measurement, make sure the environment is quiet and free from noise.
  • Your speakers will emit very loud sounds during the calibration process. Be considerate of your neighbors and any children who might be nearby.
  • If the muting function has been activated before you perform Auto Calibration, the muting function will shut off automatically. The volume of the calibration tones cannot be adjusted.
  • It may not be possible to take the correct measurements or to perform Auto Calibration at all if special speakers such as dipole speakers are used.
  1. Connect the supplied calibration microphone to the AUTO CAL MIC jack.
    Calibration MIC. Illustration
  2. Place the microphone where you sit at the same height as your ears.
  3. Press HOME on the remote.
    Remote Home. Illustration
  4. Select Easy Setup from the menu.
  5. The Easy Setup menu will appear. Select Start. At this point, the Easy Setup process will begin. You will see information on your TV screen that will guide you through this process. Auto-calibration of your speakers takes about 30 seconds. Once the process has completed, you will hear a beep sound, and you will receive a completion message on-screen.
  6. Select an option to proceed:
    • Retry: Restarts the Easy Setup process again.
    • Save&Exit: Saves the calibration measurement results and completes the calibration process.
    • Exit: Exits the calibration process without saving anything. Calibration is not complete.
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There are multiple audio sources to choose from.

  • Bluetooth Device
    1. To connect to a paired Bluetooth device, place the Bluetooth device within 1 meter, and press the BLUETOOTH button on the remote. Once connected, start playback from device.
      Remote Bluetooth. Illustration
  • Listening to Radio
    1. Press HOME on your remote.
      Remote HOME. Illustration
    2. Select Listen from the menu.
      Home Screen Listen. Screenshot
    3. Select FM.
    4. On the remote press and hold the FF/RW buttons. This starts the scanning process, stopping on the next station it receives.
      Remote Fast Forward Rewind for radio. Illustration
  • USB devices
    1. Plug in USB device into the receiver.
      STRDH770 USB port. Illustration
    2. Press HOME on your remote.
       Remote HOME. Illustration
    3. Select Listen from the menu.
      Home Screen Listen. Screenshot
    4. Select USB.
    5. Select what you want to play using the FF/RW buttons.
      Remote Fast Forward Rewind/ Illustration
    6. Use the playback buttons to play/pause/stop or to chose a new track.
      Remote Playback. Illustration
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The “BRAVIA” Sync function is exclusive to Sony branded devices. It functions by using "Control for HDMI" (also commonly referred to as HDMI CEC). "BRAVIA" Sync allows for more advanced and automated control between Sony products such as TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, and AV amplifiers that have been deemed “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible. These devices can essentially "speak to" one another - allowing for automatic powering on and off, input switching, etc.

To use the “BRAVIA” Sync function with your home theater equipment, be sure that each device has Control for HDMI enabled.

Though your TV and other devices may have Control for HDMI features, it may not also be "BRAVIA" Sync-compatible. Consult your TV's manual/documentation to determine whether or not your TV is "BRAVIA" Sync-compatible.

To turn on Control for HDMI & "BRAVIA" Sync:

  1. Press HOME. The home menu appears on the TV screen.
    Remote Home. Illustration
  2. Select Settings. 
  3. Then HDMI Settings from the menu.
  4. Select On. This turns on the Control for HDMI function, which also enables the "BRAVIA" Sync function to operate with compatible equipment.
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