© 1997 by Sony Corporation
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
For customers in the U.S.A.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and main maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment dose
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving
- Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver ifs connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modification not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Note to CATV system installer
This reminder is provided to call CATV
system installer's attention to Article
820-40 of the NEC that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable
ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as
The model and serial numbers are
located on the rear of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
For customers in Canada
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT USE THIS POLARIZED
AC PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION
CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO
PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
This receiver incorporates the Dolby*
Pro Logic Surround system.
* Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corporation. "Dolby ," the double-D
symbol a, "AC-3" and "Pro Logic"
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
· Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the cabinet, unplug the receiver
and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
On power sources
· Before operating the receiver, check
that the operating voltage is identical
with your local power supply. The
operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate at the rear of the receiver.
· This unit is not disconnected from the
AC power source (mains) as long as it
is connected to the wall outlet, even if
the unit itself has been turned off.
· If you are not going to use the receiver
for a long time, be sure to disconnect
the receiver from the wall outlet. To
disconnect the AC power cord, grasp
the plug itself; never pull the cord.
· One blade of the plug is wider than
the other for the purpose of safety and
will fit into the wall outlet only one
way. If you are unable to insert the
plug fully into the outlet, contact your
· AC power cord must be changed only
at the qualified service shop.
· Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
· Place the receiver in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
buildup and prolong the life of the
· Do not place the receiver near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical
· Do not place anything on top of the
cabinet that might block the
ventilation holes and cause
· Before connecting other components,
be sure to turn off and unplug the
· 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
For customers in the USA
For detailed safety precautions, see the
"IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS" leaflet.
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 models STR-DE1015G, STR-
DE815G and STR-D760Z. Check
your model number by looking at
the upper right corner of the front
panel. Functionally, the main
difference between the models is that
the STR-DE1015G is equipped with a
Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoder and
the STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z are
In this manual, the STR-DE1015G is
the model used for illustration
purposes, any difference in
operation is clearly indicated in the
text, for example, "STR-DE1015G
This manual is divided into three
sections; Getting Started, On-screen
Operations and Front Panel
The "Getting Started" section
describes connections, how to set up
the remote for on-screen control, and
The "On-Screen Operations" section
describes how to operate the receiver
using the remote to manipulate the
on-screen display on your TV screen.
The remote lets you perform almost
all of the receiver operations.
You can also control the receiver
without the remote. The "Front
Panel Operations" section describes
how to operate the receiver using the
front panel controls. In addition, for
the USA and Canadian models, this
section also explains how to use the
remote short-cut buttons.
The following icon is used in this
Indicates hints and tips for
making the task easier.
Table of contents
Hooking Up the System
Hookup Overview 5
Infrared (IR) Repeater Hookups 7
Antenna Hookups 7
Audio Component Hookups 8
Speaker System Hookups 9
TV/VCR Hookups 11
Digital Component Hookups (STR-DE1015G only) 13
AC Hookups 14
Setting Up the Remote for On-Screen Control
Using the Remote 15
Registering a TV (or Monitor) 17
Registering Audio and Video Components 19
Dolby Surround Setup
Dolby Digital (AC-3) (STR-DE1015G only) 22
Dolby Pro Logic (STR-DE815G and STR-D760Z) 24
Selecting a Component 26
Watching TV or Video Programs 28
Tuning and Presetting Radio Stations 29
Using the Pre-programmed Sound Field 33
Customizing the Sound Fields 37
Additional Operations and Settings
Registering Desired Component (User IR setting) 42
Playing Sources Automatically (Auto Play) 44
Starting a Source Automatically at Power On (Auto Start) 44
Starting Several Components in Sequence Automatically
(Macro Play) 45
Adjusting the Sensitivity of the Remote 46
Changing the Display Settings 46
Using the Sleep Timer 48
Operating a CD Changer 48
Front Panel Operations (Remote Short-cuts: USA and Canada only)
Front Panel Descriptions 51
Remote Descriptions 52
Selecting a Component 53
Tuning Radio Stations 54
Adjusting the Sound 55
Customizing the Receiver Operations 57
Playing Audio Sources Without the TV (Flasher)
(except for USA and Canada) 60
Index (Back Cover)
Thank you for purchasing the STR-DE1015G, STR-
DE815G or STR-D760Z Sony FM Stereo/FM-AM
Your new receiver is an audio/video control center
with a unique interface. When you connect the
receiver to your TV, an on-screen display (shown
below) appears and lets you operate the various
connected audio/video components with this
Also, the on-screen display lets you control any other
device that can be controlled by an infrared remote
control, such as air conditioners.
Understanding How the Receiver Works
1 The remote emits an infrared (IR) signal when you
press direction control button (see 1 below).
2 This controls the movement of the pointer (hand-
shaped icon) in the on-screen display (see 2 below).
3 When you move the pointer to an on-screen icon,
and press the center of the direction control button
on the remote, the infrared (IR) emitter on the front
panel transmits the corresponding IR control code to
the respective component (see 3 below).
Video signal (Input from source
components combined with on-screen
IR control codes
LD player, etc.
About the color system for video input
This unit is compatible with the following color
USA and Canadian model :
Australian model :
Singaporean model :
Other countries :
* Although the normal OSD is displayed in color, when
video signals are input from other components the
OSD is displayed in black and white.
Hooking Up the System
IMPEDANCE USE 8-16
DAT / MD
Speaker System Hookups (9)
* DBS receivers can be used with USA, Canadian and Australian models only.
The receiver allows you to connect and control the
following audio/video components. For details on
connection of each component, see the pages in
Infrared (IR) Repeater
TV/VCR Hookups (11)
Antenna Hookups (7)
Audio Component Hookups (8)
TV tuner/Digital Broadcasting
Satellites (DBS) receiver*