Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
Text excerpt from page 16 (click to view)
Tune to the desired RDS station. Press NEWS/TA once or more on the remote control to select the NEWS option. â NEWS ON, TA ON or OFF is displayed briefly. â NEWS is displayed if you have activated the NEWS or TA option. Changing listening source will not disarm the function. Notes: â To avoid unwanted recordings, BB IS the NEWS announcement does NEWS/TA not work while recording a tape. â When you receive RDS news or traffic announcements during CD playback, playback will pause and you will be able to hear the news/TA. Playback resumes after the broadcast has finished. In tape mode, the tape continues playing but you will hear the news/TA only until the broadcast has finished. â If you are using the RDS NEWS announcement with an EON station, the whole network is searched for the respective news. Disarming RDS News and Traffic Announcement There are a number of ways to disarm the news feature:
G Press NEWS/TA on the remote control during reception of the news option. G Press 2 STANDBY ON on the system or remote control. G Tune to a non-RDS-station.