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© 1999 by Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
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Understanding the 2 way remote system
This commander operates under a 2 way remote system.
With the 2 way remote system, the component responds
to signals sent from the commander by sending additional
signals (information about the status of the component,
text data, etc.) back to the commander. Thus, operations
are performed as a result of communication between the
commander and the component.
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. Generally, the 2 way remote system is
turned off on all components except for the receiver/
If you would like to turn off the receiver/amplifier's 2
way remote system, refer to "Setting up the 2 way
remote" in the operating instructions supplied with the
CAUTION (Lithium battery)
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard
used batteries according to the manufacturer's
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure to turn off and
unplug the receiver/amplifier.
On cleaning
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
commander, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
About This Manual
· The following icon is used in this manual:
z Indicates hints and tips for making the task easier.
Before You Use the

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Compatible Components and Functions 4
Preparing the Commander 5
Screen Hierarchy 8
Location of Parts and Basic
Front panel 9
Rear panel 10
Basic Operations 11
Example: Operating a CD Player 13
Example: Operating the Tuner 14
Example: Recording from CD to MD 15
Performing Several Commands in Sequence
Automatically (Macro Play) 16
Using a command that has been learned 17
Selecting a source to listen to using SUB ROOM 17
Selecting Sound Fields 18
Adjusting Sound Fields 21
Adjusting the Commander's Operating
Environment 24
Additional information
Precautions during use 31
Troubleshooting 32
Specifications 33
Index 33
Special Remarks
p About the LCD
Depending on the brightness of the room and the angle at
which the commander is viewed, the LCD may be
difficult to see. When this occurs, changing the angle of
the commander or adjusting the CONTRAST of the LCD
may make the LCD easier to see. When fingerprints (etc.)
get on the LCD, wipe the LCD with a soft, dry cloth. It is
recommended to use the touch pen supplied with the
p About batteries
Life span of the batteries
This commander is different from conventional remotes in
that it makes use of a large LCD and is capable of 2 way
communication. Because of this, the batteries become
exhausted more quickly than with conventional remotes.
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last
approximately 2.5 months*. However, depending on how
the remote is used and the initial voltage of the batteries,
the actual period of use may be shorter or longer than that
mentioned above.
* This value is based on 60 key operations a day with the
backlight on. If the backlight is turned off, the batteries should
last much longer. In order to extend the life of the batteries, it is
recommended to keep the backlight off when operating the
commander in a well lit area.

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This chapter describes how to prepare
the remote commander for operation.
Be sure to read this section before
Compatible Components
and Functions
This unit is a remote control system that utilizes infrared
rays to control a receiver/amplifier and AV components
connected to the receiver/amplifier.
Compatible Components
This unit can be used to operate Sony AV components as
well as AV components made by other manufacturers.
Setup is necessary in order to operate components made
by other manufacturers (see page 24).
Depending on the component, control may not be possible using
this unit.
This unit is a 2 way remote commander. Not only does it
transmit infrared rays for operation of the receiver/
amplifier, it also receives infrared rays emitted by the
receiver/amplifier to display characters and other
information from components connected to the receiver/
amplifier with a CONTROL A1 cord.

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Please be sure to carry out the procedures described in
"Setting up the commander" on page 6 after inserting the
Inserting batteries into the commander
Insert the four size-AA (LR6) alkaline batteries (for
commander operation) and the lithium battery (for
preservation of the commander's internal memory).
1 Remove the battery compartment cover.
2 Insert the alkaline batteries.
3 Insert the lithium battery.
After wiping the lithium battery thoroughly with a
dry cloth, insert it into the compartment with the
positive (+) pole side facing up.
Preparing the Commander
4 Close the battery compartment cover.
After inserting the batteries, touching the touch panel
turns on the light and displays the touch panel (LCD)
adjustment screen. Follow the procedure on the next
page for touch panel adjustment and initial
· The LCD lights up when touched.
· VOL +/­, MUTING and SLEEP can be used even when the
LCD is not lit.
· Pressing BACK LIGHT/COMMANDER OFF turns the
backlight on or off. Holding it down for about 2 seconds turns
the LCD off.
· If the commander is not used for 10 seconds, the LCD turns off
automatically (Auto Off function).
Push in direction of
Always insert the negative (­) pole
side of batteries first.
Size-AA alkaline batteries
Coin shaped lithium
battery CR2032
Positive (+) pole side up