Types of a.f.d. mode – Sony 3-289-204-12(1) User Manual

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The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to listen to higher fidelity sound and select
the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel
stereo sound as multi channel sound.

* Depends on the speaker pattern setting, some enhanced surround mode parameter may not be available.


• This function does not work in the following cases.

– The multi channel input is selected.
– DTS-HD signals with a sampling frequency of

more than 48 kHz are being received.

– Dolby TrueHD signals with a sampling

frequency of more than 48 kHz are being

– “Analog Direct” is being used.

• The beginning of the sound stream may be dropped

out when Neural-THX


processing is turned on or



• You can identify the encoding format of DVD

software, etc., by looking at the logo on the

• Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding is effective, when a

multi channel signal is input.

Types of A.F.D. mode

A.F.D. mode
[appears on TV screen]

Multi channel
audio after


A.F.D. Auto
[A.F.D. Auto]


Presets the sound as it was recorded/encoded without
adding any surround effects.

Enhanced Surround Mode
[Enhanced Sur]

Pro Logic II*

5-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic II decoding.

Pro Logic IIx*
[PL IIx]

7-channel signals Performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding.

Neo:6 Cinema
[Neo:6 Cinema]

7-channel signals Performs DTS Neo:6 Cinema mode decoding.

Neo:6 Music
[Neo:6 Music]

7-channel signals Performs DTS Neo:6 Music mode decoding. This

setting is ideal for normal stereo sources such as CDs.




7-channel signals Next generation of Neural-THX


Surround. In

addition to stereo enhancement processing and pure
discrete 5.1 surround sound, now capable of full 360°
7.1 surround sound playback from Neural-THX


Surround encoded content.

Multi Stereo
[Multi Stereo]

(Multi Stereo)

Outputs 2 channel left/right signals from all speakers.
However, sound may not be output from certain
speakers depending on the speaker settings.

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