© 2000 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-PP404.
Check your model number by looking at the lower right
corner of the front side.
The following icon is used in this manual:
Indicates hints and tips for making the task easier.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Location of Parts and Basic Remote
Parts Description 4
Advanced Remote Operations
Operating Other Components 12
Check that you received the following item with the
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Inserting batteries into the remote
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and
properly oriented in the battery compartment. When
using the remote, point it at the remote sensor
When to replace batteries
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for about 6
months. When the remote no longer operates the receiver,
replace both batteries with new ones.
· Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
· Do not use a new battery with an old one.
· 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.
Before You Use Your
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 work depending
on the model of the receiver.
For the functions of the receiver you
purchased, refer to the Operating
Instructions supplied with the
* The setting cannot be changed.
See the table on page 10 for information on the buttons
that you can use to control each component.
Press repeatedly to activate the sleep function and the
duration which the receiver turns off automatically.
AV ?/1 switch
Press to turn the selected audio and video components
under the function button, on or off.
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 buttons (4). Depending on
the component, the above operation may not be be possible
or may operate differently than described.
Press to turn the receiver on or off.
Press one of the buttons to select the component you
want to use. When you press a button, the receiver
turns on. The components are factory assigned to the
buttons as follows. When you want to assign other
components, program the remote following the steps
on page 12.
VCR(VTR mode 3)
VCR(VTR mode 1)
VCR(VTR mode 2)
Note that the function buttons are factory-set as
described in the table above. If you want to change
the factory setting of the buttons to match your
particular components, do the procedure "Changing
the Factory Setting of a Function Button" on page 12.
After you have selected VCR or DVD player, turn on the TV
and set the TV's video input to match the component you
TV CONTROL button
If you are using a TV, you can use this remote to
operate the TV without turning on the receiver. When
you are using a Sony TV, pressing this button turns on
the TV and switches to TV input.
MASTER VOLUME +/ 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.
SOUND FIELD buttons
Press to set the receiver to automatically select the
appropriate sound field for the input signal.
This button can be used only with receivers that have
Press to turn the sound field off and listen to 2 channel
Multi channnel source is also downmixed to a 2
channel stereo sound.
Press to select sound fields.
ANALOG DIRECT button
Press to listen to an analog source without digital
processing by the equalizer, sound field, etc.
CINEMA STUDIO button
Press to select CINEMA STUDIO in the sound field
BASS BOOST button
Press to increase the bass of the front speakers. The
BASS BOOST indicator on the receiver lights up when
the function is turned on.