© 2000 by Sony Corporation
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet, unplug the
receiver and have it checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
Before connecting other components, be sure to turn off and
unplug the receiver.
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or
If you have any question or problem concerning your
receiver, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
About This Manual
The instructions in this manual are for model RM-LJ304.
Check your model number by looking at the lower left
corner of the front side.
The following icon is used in this manual:
z Indicates hints and tips for making the task easier.
Before You Use Your
Check that you received the following item with the
LR6 (size-AA) alkaline batteries (3)
Inserting batteries into the remote
Insert three LR6 (size-AA) alkaline batteries with the +
and properly oriented in the battery compartment.
When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the receiver.
z When to replace batteries
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for about 3
months. When the remote no longer operates the receiver,
replace all the batteries with new ones.
· Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
· Do not use a new battery with old ones.
· Do not mix the alkaline batteries and other kinds of batteries.
This remote is designed for use with the alkaline batteries only.
· Do not expose the remote sensor of the receiver to direct
sunlight or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
· If you don't use the remote for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
Understanding the 2 way remote system
This remote operates under a 2 way remote system. With
the two way remote system, the component responds to
signals sent from the remote by sending additional signals
(information about the status of the component, text data,
etc.) back to the remote. Thus, operations are performed
as a result of communication between the remote and the
When using a home entertainment system comprised of
several components compatible with the 2 way remote
system, please restrict 2 way remote system operation to a
single component. Normally, turn off the 2 way remote
system on all components except the receiver.
If you would like to turn off the receiver's 2 way remote
system, see "Setting up the 2 way remote" in the
operating instructions supplied with the receiver.
The COMMAND MODE
If the receiver's COMMAND MODE and the remote's
COMMAND MODE do not match, transmission is not
possible between the remote and the receiver. If you have
not changed the COMMAND MODE of the remote and
the receiver after purchase, it is not necessary to set the
COMMAND MODE. For details, see page 21.
Setting up the remote
At the time of shipping, the remote has not been
customized to your receiver yet. Before you use the
remote for the first time, do the procedure below to set
up the remote so that it can control your receiver
1 Press?/1 on the receiver to turn it on.
2 Point the remote towards the receiver and press
SOUND FIELD, FUNCTION, or SUB.
appear in the display window of the
remote while it communicates with the receiver and
identifies the receiver model.
When the communication ends, the remote is
customized and provides the operation lists that
match your receiver.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Location of Parts and Basic Remote
Parts Description 4
Using the Lists 12
Chart of Lists 13
Selecting a Component 14
Selecting a Sound Field 15
Programming the Remote 16
Performing Several Commands in Sequence
Automatically (Macro Play) 17
Learning the Commands of your components 18
Downloading Data From the Receiver 19
Other Operations 21
Additional Information 22
Parts and Basic
This chapter provides information on
the location of buttons and how to use
them to perform basic operations.
However, some functions explained in
this section may not operate
depending on the receiver.
Open up the cover.
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AV ?/1 switch
Press to turn on or off the components that the remote
is programmed to operate. For details on
programming procedure, see "Programming the
Remote" on page 16.
If you press the ?/1 switch (3) at the same time, it
will turn off the main component and other Sony
audio/video components (SYSTEM STANDBY).
The function of the AV ?/1 switch changes automatically
each time you press the FUNCTION button (7). Depending
on the component, the above operation may not be possible
or may operate differently than described.
The current status of the selected component or a list
of selectable items appears here.
Characters other than letters of the alphabet or numbers may
be displayed incorrectly on the remote, even if they appear
correctly in the display window on the main unit.
Press to turn the receiver on or off.
Before you turn on the receiver, make sure that you have
turned the MASTER VOLUME control on the receiver to the
leftmost position to avoid damaging your speakers.
Press repeatedly to activate the sleep function and
select the duration after which the receiver turns off
MASTER VOL +/ buttons
Press to adjust the volume level of all speakers at the
Press to mute the sound. The MUTING indicator on
the receiver lights up when the sound is muted.
Press to display the function (component) list. Press
again to revert back to the component information.
See the table on page 9 for information on the buttons
you can use to control each component.
If you want to change the contents of the function list
to match your particular components, do the
procedure "Programming the Remote" on page 16.
SET UP button
Press to display the set up list. Press again to revert
back to the component information.
Easy scroll key
While displaying a list, move up or down to select an
item from the list, and then press to enter the selection.
SOUND FIELD button
Press to display the sound field list. Press again to
revert back to the component information.