Adjusting the sound quality

You can configure various settings related to the TV’s sound such as sound quality and sound mode.


  • The actual display may vary or some settings may not be available depending on your model/country/region, TV settings, and the connected device.

Press the (Quick Settings) button on the remote control, then select [Settings] — [Display & Sound] — the desired option.

You can change the following settings.

Adjust settings by input such as the TV or HDMI, and other common settings, to enjoy various sound effects.
You can configure settings such as those below.
Sound mode
Select modes such as [Cinema], [Music], or [Dolby Audio] based on your environment and preferences.
For details, refer to Sound” advanced settings.
Sound customisation
Adjust the sound quality for each sound mode in models with Sound mode.
For details, refer to Sound” advanced settings.
Volume level
Adjust the sound level of current input.
For details, refer to Sound” advanced settings.
Advanced auto volume
Keeps the volume level constant for all programmes and inputs.
For details, refer to Advanced auto volume.
Adjust the speaker balance.
For details, refer to Balance.
TV position
Change [TV position] based on the TV Installation.
Acoustic auto calibration
Adjust audio output based on your viewing environment. For details, refer to Performing acoustic auto calibration.
Return all sound settings to factory default settings.
Audio output
Illustration of a sound system
Configure to output sound from headphones or an audio system instead of the TV speakers.
You can configure settings such as those below.
Select TV or external speakers.
TV centre speaker mode
Use the TV speakers as the centre speaker of the home theatre system.
For details, refer to Using the TV as a centre speaker (only models with TV centre speaker mode).
Audio system prioritisation
If enabled, this automatically switches the audio output to a BRAVIA Sync-compatible audio system when the TV is turned on.
Home theatre control
Turns your audio system on, and allows you to control it.
Sound mode sync
The sound field of the specified audio system will switch automatically when the TV's sound mode changes.
A/V sync
Adjust audio and video timing while using a Bluetooth A2DP audio device or a specific audio system connected with an HDMI cable.
eARC mode
If [Auto] is selected, high quality audio is output when an eARC supported device is connected to an HDMI port labelledeARC/ARC”. eARC is an extended version of ARC and stands for Enhanced Audio Return Channel. By connecting an eARC supported device, you can enjoy uncompressed, high-quality audio formats and newer surround audio formats in addition to the audio formats supported by ARC connections thus far. For audio formats supported by eARC, refer to Pass-through audio formats supported with eARC.
To connect the TV and an eARC supported device, use an eARC-supporting HDMI cable*. To connect an eARC supported device, refer to Connecting an audio system.
*An authorised Premium High Speed HDMI Cable(s) is recommended.
Digital audio out
Configure the output method when outputting digital audio. This setting is available only when [Speakers] is set to [Audio system].


  • There is less deterioration and noise from signal transmission, and the sound quality is superior compared to analogue connections.
Digital audio out volume
Applied for PCM only. The volume levels between PCM and compressed audio will differ.
Dolby Digital Plus output
Select output for Dolby Digital Plus for audio systems supporting Dolby Digital Plus and ARC. If you use ARC and optical audio out, select [Dolby Digital]. (Dolby Digital Plus will be muted over optical audio out.)


  • Dolby Digital Plus is high quality surround sound processed by Dolby's acoustic technology.
Pass through mode
Output audio signals to an audio system without decoding.
To use pass through mode as the connection method, refer to Connecting an audio system.