Sony KDL-32EX500 32" Full HD Black LCD TV

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Operating Instructions
Introducing Your New BRAVIA®
Getting Started
Operating the TV
Using Features
Using the Menus
Other Information
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United States
1.800.222.SONY
Canada
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KDL-60EX500 / 55EX500 / 55EX501 / 46EX400 / 46EX401 / 46EX500 / 46EX501
KDL-40EX400 / 40EX401 / 40EX500 / 40EX501 / 32EX301 / 32EX400 / 32EX500
KDL-32FA600
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the side and rear of
the TV. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this TV.
Model Name
Serial No.
Your BRAVIA TV is ENERGY STAR® qualified
in the “Home” mode. It meets strict energy
efficiency guidelines set by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and
Department of Energy.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of these
government agencies, designed to promote energy
efficient products and practices. Changes to certain features,
settings, and functionalities of this TV (i.e. Picture/Sound, Power
Savings) can increase or change the power consumption. Depending
upon such changed settings, the power consumption may exceed the
limits required for the ENERGY STAR qualification in the “Home”
mode.
Cleaning
CAUTION
To prevent electric shock and blade exposure, do not use
this polarized AC plug with an extension cord, receptacle or
other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted.
❑
❑
Operate the TV only on 110-240 V AC.
Avoid operating the TV at temperatures below 41°F
(5°C).
Licensing Information
Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
When cleaning, be sure to unplug the power cord to avoid
any chance of electric shock.
• Wipe the LCD screen gently with a soft cloth.
• Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth slightly
moistened with a solution of mild soap and warm water.
• If using a chemically pretreated cloth, please follow the
instruction provided on the package.
• Never use strong solvents such as a thinner, alcohol or
benzine for cleaning.
• See the supplied Safety Booklet for additional
information.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
Fergason Patent Properties, LLC:
U.S. Patent No. 5,717,422
U.S. Patent No. 6,816,141
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro
Logic, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
Blu-ray Disc is a trademark.
“BRAVIA” and
, Motionflow, BRAVIA Sync, and
are trademarks or registered marks of Sony Corporation.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark and “PS3” is a trademark of
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
(KDL-32FA600 only)
The 32 class has a 31.5 inch viewable image size and the 55 class has a 54.6 inch viewable image size (measured diagonally).
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Contents
Introducing Your New BRAVIA®
®
Using Features
. . . . . . . .4
BRAVIA® SyncTM with Control for HDMI . . .25
Experiencing Stunning HD with Your
BRAVIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Using PIP Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
The Four Steps to a Stunning HD
Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Wide Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Welcome to the World of BRAVIA
TV Feature Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Wide Mode with PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Getting Started
Playing back Photo/Music/Video via USB. . . 29
Setting Up Your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Using the Menus
Locating Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Adjusting the viewing angle of the TV. . . . . . 10
Connecting the TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting Other Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
When Installing the TV Against a Wall or
Enclosed Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Securing the TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Running Initial Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Navigating through TV Menus . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using the Picture Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using the Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using the Channel Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using the Parental Lock Settings . . . . . . . . . 38
Using the Setup Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Using the Eco Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Operating the TV
Using the Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote Control Button Description . . . . . . .20
TV Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Other Information
PC Input Signal Reference Chart for
PC and HDMI IN 1/2/3/4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using a Wall-Mount Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Installing the Wall-Mount Bracket . . . . . . . . .47
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Important Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Customer Support
United States
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Canada
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On-line Registration
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Introducing Your New BRAVIA®
Welcome to the World of BRAVIA®
Thank you for choosing this Sony BRAVIA® high-definition television. Use the
documentations listed below to get the most out of your TV.
Safety Booklet
Contains precautionary
measures to keep you and
your TV safe. Read this
information prior to setting up
your TV.
Quick Setup Guide
Provides TV setup information with sample
connection diagrams.
Operating Instructions
Provides the most detailed
information to operate your
TV.
Experiencing Stunning HD with Your BRAVIA
The quality of the image you see on your BRAVIA TV is only as good as the quality of the
signal it receives. To experience the stunning detail of your new BRAVIA TV, you need
access to HD programming. Your BRAVIA TV can receive and display HD programming
from:
•
•
•
•
Over-the-air broadcasting via HD-quality antenna
HD cable subscription
HD satellite subscription
Blu-ray Disc™ player or other HD compatible external equipment
Contact your cable, satellite or HD service provider for information on upgrading to HD
programming.
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The Four Steps to a Stunning HD Experience
Set, Source, Sound, and Setup
Along with your BRAVIA TV set, a complete HD system requires a source of HD
programming, an HD sound system, and a proper connection setup. Refer to the Quick
Setup Guide, enclosed separately, for connecting optional equipment.
TV Feature Highlights
Your BRAVIA comes with many convenient features, such as:
➢ BRAVIA® SyncTM: Allows your BRAVIA TV to communicate with other Sony
equipment supporting the Control for HDMI function (page 25).
➢ Digital Media Accessibility: Use the Photo, Music, and Video icons to
access photo, music, and video files from Sony USB equipment (page 29).
➢ PIP (Picture in Picture): You can work on your PC and watch your favorite TV
program simultaneously (page 26).
➢ Favorites: Your favorite channels and inputs are at your finger tips for easy
access (page 27).
➢ Auto Wide Mode: Set your TV to automatically adjust the screen based on the
signal resolution (page 27).
➢ Input Selection: Allows you to easily switch between the connected equipment
(page 28).
➢ Motionflow: Enhance the smooth picture movements to reduce the blur (page
31). (This feature is available for models: EX500 and EX501.)
➢ Scene Select: Allows you to easily adjust your TV to the most suitable picture
and sound settings based on the scenes for the best quality result for the
contents genre you are watching (page 21).
(Continued)
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Introducing Your New BRAVIA®
You can enjoy crisp, clear images, smooth
movement, and high-impact visuals from
1080 HD signals as shown here.
When you compare a high-definition signal
to a standard analog signal, you will notice
a big difference in picture quality. If black
bars appear as shown here, press WIDE
on the remote control to fill the screen.
➢ Ambient Sensor: Automatically optimizes the picture settings according to the
ambient light in the room. The sensor detects ambient light levels to adjust the
brightness and color temperature of the picture. With this feature you can have
the best picture quality under your room’s lighting conditions (page 32).
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Getting Started
Setting Up Your TV
Except KDL-32FA600 model
KDL-32FA600 model only
• Place your palm directly underneath but do
not squeeze the panel’s speaker grill area.
• Ensure your TV has adequate ventilation, see page 15.
• For best picture quality, do not expose the screen to direct illumination or sunlight.
• Avoid installing the TV in a room with reflective wall and floor materials.
• Avoid moving the TV from a cold area to a warm area. Sudden room temperature changes may
cause moisture condensation. This may cause the TV to show poor picture and/or poor color.
Should this occur, allow moisture to evaporate completely before powering the TV on.
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Getting Started
Some TV models are packaged with a detached Table-Top Stand so you can mount your TV to a
wall right away. If you are not mounting the TV to a wall, you will need to attach the Table-Top
Stand. You will need a Phillips screwdriver and the supplied screws to complete the task. Look for
the attachment instructions provided with the TV.
Be sure to consider the following while setting up your TV:
• Disconnect all cables when carrying the TV.
• Carry the TV with the adequate number of people; larger size TVs require two or more people.
• Correct hand placement while carrying the TV is very important for safety and to avoid
damage.
Locating Inputs and Outputs
Rear Panel
Side Panel
2
3
4
5
R
AUDIO
6
L (MONO)
VIDEO IN
0
1
1
PR
AUDIO
PB
Y
COMPONENT IN
(1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i)
CABLE/
ANTENNA
2
R
VIDEO IN
2
L
RGB
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
PC IN
VIDEO
PC/HDMI 1
AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO
L
1
(MONO)
4
AUDIO
AUDIO OUT
qa
(FIX)
R
L
R
IN
2
SUBWOOFER
(8 )
R
SATELLITE
(8 )
L
AC IN
SPEAKERS
9
3
1
1*
Item
IN
7
8
9
Description
1 AC IN
Connect the supplied power cord to AC IN and the nearest wall outlet.
2 DIGITAL AUDIO Connects to the optical audio input of digital audio equipment that is PCM/Dolby*2
OUT (OPTICAL) Digital compatible.
3 CABLE/
ANTENNA
RF input that connects to your Cable or VHF/UHF antenna.
Component video provides better picture quality than the composite video.
4 COMPONENT
Audio connection is required for the COMPONENT IN ports, connect audio (L/R).
IN 2
(1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i)/
R-AUDIO-L
5 VIDEO IN 1/
COMPONENT
IN 1
(1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i)/
R-AUDIO-L
(MONO)
This input port can be used as a composite video input (VIDEO 1) or as a
component video input (COMPONENT 1). For composite use, connect the yellow
jack to Y for video and use audio L (mono) and R for audio signal. For component
connection, use Y, PB, PR for video signals and also connect the audio L (mono)
and R for audio signal.
This TV can auto detect and switch between the VIDEO 1 and COMPONENT 1
when VIDEO 1 or COMPONENT 1 is connected.
To set to auto detection, press MENU, select Settings, and then select the Setup
settings. Select the Video/Component 1 Selection option then set to Auto.
*1 In the case of 32 and 40 inch models, the AC power cord is attached to the TV.
*2 Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
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Item
Description
6 PC IN
(RGB/AUDIO)
Connects to a personal computer’s video and audio output connector. Can also be
connected to other analog RGB equipment. See “PC Input Signal Reference Chart”
on page 46 for the signals that can be displayed.
For some Apple Macintosh computers, it may be necessary to use an adapter (not
supplied). If an adapter is used, connect the adapter to the computer before
connecting the HD15-HD15 cable.
You may need to adjust the TV settings or your PC’s resolution and timing. See
page 13 for information on how to setup your PC to this TV.
Connects to the left and right audio input jacks of your analog audio equipment.
You can use these outputs to listen to your TV’s audio through your stereo system.
7 AUDIO OUT
(FIX) R/L
0 USB
qa VIDEO IN 2
VIDEO/L
(MONO)AUDIO-R
Connects to USB equipment to access photo, music, and video files.
Connects to the composite video output jack of video equipment.
If you have mono equipment, connect its audio output port to the TV’s L (MONO)
audio input port.
• An HDMI or Component video (YPBPR) connection is required to view 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
and 1080p video formats. 1080/24p is available only with HDMI connection.
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Getting Started
8 SPEAKERS
Connects the Subwoofer and the Satellite Speakers (supplied with KDL-32FA600)
SUBWOOFER to the TV.
(8Ω)
SATELLITE
(8Ω)R/L
(KDL-32FA600
only)
9 HDMI IN 1/2/3/4 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, alldigital audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video
equipment, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports
enhanced, or high-definition video, plus digital audio. Be sure to use only an HDMI
cable that bears the HDMI logo.
Use the HDMI IN 1 port when connecting DVI equipment. Use a DVI-to-HDMI
cable or adapter (not supplied). Equipment using a DVI connection also requires an
additional audio connection using an audio cable connected to AUDIO of PC IN.
Adjusting the viewing angle of the TV
For KDL-55EX500/KDL-46EX500/KDL-40EX500/KDL-32EX500/KDL-55EX501/KDL-46EX501/
KDL-40EX501
This TV can be adjusted within the angle shown below.
Adjust the angle left and right (swivel)
Top view
20°
20°
20°
20°
Front
Connecting the TV
5.1 Surround Sound System (KDL-32FA600 only)
Refer to the supplied Quick Setup Guide for details.
Cable System or VHF/UHF Antenna System
You can enjoy high-definition and standard-definition digital programming (if available in your
area) along with standard-definition analog programming.
This TV is capable of receiving unscrambled digital programming for both cable (QAM and
8VSB) and external VHF/UHF antenna (ATSC).
Cable or VHF/UHF (or VHF only)
75-ohm coaxial cable
Rear of TV
CABLE/ANTENNA
• It is strongly recommended that you connect the CABLE/ANTENNA input using a 75-ohm
coaxial cable to receive optimum picture quality. A 300-ohm twin lead cable can easily be affected
by radio frequency interference, resulting in signal degradation.
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Cable System and VHF/UHF Antenna System
Use an optional A-B RF switch (not supplied) to switch between the cable and over-the-air antenna
programming, as indicated below.
A/B RF Switch
Cable
A
Antenna
B
Rear of TV
CABLE/ANTENNA
Getting Started
• Be sure to set the Signal Type setting to Cable or Antenna found under the Channel settings
for your input signal (see page 37).
HD Cable Box/HD Satellite Box
You can enjoy high-definition programming by subscribing to a high-definition cable service or a
high-definition satellite service. For the best possible picture, make sure you connect this equipment
to your TV via the HDMI or component video (with audio) input located on the back of your TV.
Shown with HDMI Connection
CATV/Satellite antenna cable
Rear of TV
R
AUDIO
L (MONO)
HD cable box/
HD satellite box
VIDEO IN
1
1
PR
AUDIO
PB
Y
COMPONENT IN
(1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i)
CABLE/
ANTENNA
2
R
L
RGB
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
PC IN
PC/HDMI 1
AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO
1
AUDIO OUT
(FIX)
R
L
4
IN
HDMI cable
(Continued)
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Shown with DVI Connection
CATV/Satellite
antenna cable
DVI-to-HDMI cable
Rear of TV
R
AUDIO
HD cable box/
HD satellite box
L (MONO)
VIDEO IN
1
1
PR
AUDIO
PB
Y
COMPONENT IN
(1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i)
CABLE/
ANTENNA
2
R
L
RGB
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
PC IN
PC/HDMI 1
AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO
1
AUDIO OUT
(FIX)
R
L
4
IN
Audio cable
(stereo mini plugs)
Shown with Component Connection
CATV/Satellite antenna cable
HD cable box/
HD satellite box
Rear of TV
AUDIO
R
L (MONO)
VIDEO IN
1
1
PR
AUDIO
PB
Y
COMPONENT IN
(1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i)
CABLE/
ANTENNA
2
R
L
RGB
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
PC IN
PC/HDMI 1
AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO
1
AUDIO OUT
(FIX)
R
L
4
IN
AUDIO-R (red)
AUDIO-L (white)
PR (red)
Component video cable
PB (blue)
Y (green)
Audio cable
• If your equipment has a DVI output and not an HDMI output, connect the DVI output to the
HDMI IN 1 (with DVI-to-HDMI cable or adapter) and connect the audio output to the AUDIO
IN of PC IN. For details, see page 9.
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PC
Use the TV as a monitor for your PC by connecting an HD15-HD15 cable connection as shown
below. This TV can also be connected to a PC with a DVI or HDMI output. (Refer to the separate
Quick Setup Guide.)
HD15-HD15 cable
(analog RGB)
Rear of TV
R
AUDIO
L (MONO)
VIDEO IN
PR
AUDIO
PB
Getting Started
1
1
Y
COMPONENT IN
(1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i)
CABLE/
ANTENNA
2
R
L
RGB
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
PC IN
PC/HDMI 1
AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO
Audio cable
(stereo mini plugs)
1
AUDIO OUT
(FIX)
R
L
4
IN
• Connect the PC IN jack to the PC using an HD15-HD15 cable with ferrite core (analog RGB) and
audio cable (see page 9).
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Connecting Other Equipment
CABLE/ANTENNA
VCR/Game
system/
USB Camcorder
Digital recorder
R
AUDIO
L (MONO)
VIDEO IN
1
1
PR
AUDIO
PB
Y
VIDEO IN
2
COMPONENT IN
(1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i)
CABLE/
ANTENNA
2
R
L
RGB
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
PC IN
PC/HDMI 1
AUDIO IN
L
(MONO)
(OPTICAL)
AUDIO
1
AUDIO OUT
AUDIO
(FIX)
R
L
R
4
2
IN
3
IN
Digital
Personal Analog audio
A/V
computer equipment
Receiver/ audio
equipment
(A/V Receiver/
Home
HomeTheater)
Theater
Blu-ray
DVD
Disc Player/ player
“PS3”
Digital
satellite
receiver
Digital
cable box
• Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV.
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Audio
system
When Installing the TV Against a Wall or Enclosed Area
Make sure that your TV has adequate ventilation. Allow enough space around the TV as shown
below. Avoid operating the TV at temperatures below 41 °F (5 °C).
Installed on the wall
Installed with stand
11 7 /8 inches
(30 cm)
4 inches
(10 cm)
2 3 /8 inches
4 inches
(10 cm)
(6 cm)
11 7/ 8 inches
(30 cm)
4 inches
(10 cm)
4 inches
(10 cm)
4 inches (10 cm)
Leave at least
this much space
around the set.
Getting Started
Leave at least this much space around the set.
Never install the TV set as follows:
Air circulation is blocked.
Wall
Air circulation is blocked.
Wall
• Inadequate ventilation can lead to overheating of the TV and may cause TV damage or cause
a fire.
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Securing the TV
Sony strongly recommends taking measures to prevent the TV from toppling over.
Unsecured TVs may topple and result in property damage, serious bodily injury or even
death.
Preventing the TV from Toppling
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❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
Secure the TV to a wall and/or stand.
Do not allow children to play or climb on furniture and TV sets.
Avoid placing or hanging items on the TV.
Never install the TV on:
• slippery, unstable and/or uneven surfaces.
• furniture that can easily be used as steps, such as a chest of drawers.
Install the TV where it cannot be pulled, pushed, or knocked over.
Route all AC power cords and connecting cables so that they are not accessible to curious children.
Recommended Measures to Secure the TV
Consider the following measures when securing your TV to a TV stand (not supplied).
1 Secure the stand for the TV.
Make sure the TV stand can adequately support the weight of the TV. Use two angle braces
(not supplied) to secure the stand.
For each angle brace use the appropriate hardware to:
• attach one side of the angle brace to the wall stud.
• attach the other side to the TV stand.
Angle braces
Stand
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2 Secure the TV to the stand.
Except KDL-32FA600 model
Use the optional hardware listed below (not supplied):
• M4 × 16 mm anchor bolt (screwed into the TV’s Table-Top Stand).
• A screw or similar (attach it to the TV stand).
• Rope or chain (strong enough to support the weight of the TV). Make sure that there is no
excess slack in the rope or chain.
An alternative way to secure the TV is with an optional Sony Support Belt Kit.
Anchor bolt
Screw hole on the
Table-Top Stand
Getting Started
Screw
KDL-32FA600 model only
Use an optional Sony Support Belt Kit.
3 Anchor the TV to the wall.
Use the hardware listed below (not supplied).
• Two anchor bolts, size M6 × 10-12 mm. Screw the bolts into the top-most wall-mount holes
located on the rear of the TV.
• Rope or chain (attach to one anchor bolt).
• Wall-anchor (attach to the wall stud) strong enough to support the weight of the TV (pass
the rope through the wall-anchor, then attach to the other anchor bolt).
Wall-anchor
Wall-mount
holes
Anchor bolts
Rope or
chain
• Contact Sony Customer Support to obtain the optional Support Belt Kit by providing your TV
model name.
For United States call: 1-800-488-7669 or visit: www.sony.com/accessories
For Canada call: 1-877-899-7669
• Measure 2 provides minimal protection against the TV toppling over. For further protection,
follow all three measures recommended above.
• If an electric screwdriver is used, set the torque to tighten at approximately 1.5 N·m {15 kgf·cm}.
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Running Initial Setup
During initial setup, you will perform the following:
• Set the language for the On Screen Display (OSD) text
• Choose your viewing environment
• Scan for digital and analog channels
Complete your cable connections before beginning the Initial Setup. Refer to the Quick Setup
Guide (supplied) for sample connection diagrams.
Initial Setup
Please select your language:
1 Turn on the TV. The Initial Setup screen will
appear.
English
2 Use the remote control buttons described below to
Español
Français
navigate through the Initial Setup.
Confirm
V/v/B/b buttons:
Allow you to navigate and highlight options where applicable.
button:
Allows you to select the highlighted option and advance to the next screen.
3 Auto Program will scan for available channels from the signal source directly connected to
the TV’s CABLE/ANTENNA input. Follow the help text provided on the screen to run the
Auto Program.
• When prompted to select Retail or Home, be sure to select
Home for ENERGY STAR compliant mode.
• Select Cancel to stop or cancel the Auto Program. The Auto
Program can be done at later time. To run Auto Program at a
later time, press MENU, select Settings, and then select Auto
Program under Channel settings.
• Connect either your cable or antenna to the TV (you can connect
both using an A-B RF switch (not supplied)); for more details see
page 11.
• Select your preferred aspect ratio for the screen display. Press WIDE to select Wide Mode, or press
MENU and select Settings, and then set Auto Wide to On under the Screen settings. For more
details, see page 27.
Initial Setup
Please select the type of use for this TV.
"Retail" optimizes the picture for store display.
"Home" optimizes the picture for normal home
use and is Energy Star compliant.
Retail
Home
Confirm
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RETURN Back
Operating the TV
Using the Remote Control
To Insert Batteries into the Remote Control
Insert two size AAA batteries (supplied) by matching e and E on the batteries to the diagram
inside the battery compartment of the remote control.
For KDL-32/40/46/55/60EX500,
KDL-40/46/55EX501 models
For KDL-32/40/46EX400, KDL-40/46EX401,
KDL-32EX301, KDL-32FA600 models
Operating the TV
Push to open
Slide the cover
to open
Guidelines to follow
• Point your remote control directly at the IR sensor
located on your TV.
• Make sure that no objects are blocking the path
between the remote control and the IR sensor on your
TV.
• Fluorescent lamps can interfere with your remote
control; try turning off the fluorescent lamps.
• If you are having problems with the remote control,
reinsert or replace your batteries and make sure that
they are correctly inserted.
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Remote Control Button Description
1
Button
Description
1 INPUT
Press to display the list of External Inputs and TV
mode. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs.
See page 28.
These buttons are used to control the equipment
connected to the TV by using the Control for HDMI
function (not available on all Control for HDMI
equipment). Some other buttons on the remote control
may also operate BRAVIA® SyncTM equipment.
THEATER: Press to turn on and off the Theater
Mode. The picture settings will be set for a cinemalike experience and the audio will be switched to the
audio output of the attached speakers of your BRAVIA
Sync audio system. Your BRAVIA Sync audio system
must be connected by an HDMI connection to your
TV (see page 25 for details).
2
3
4
2 BRAVIA
Sync
m (fast reverse): Press to play a program in fast
rewind mode.
N PLAY: Press to play a program at a normal speed.
M (fast forward): Press to play a program in fast
forward mode.
SYNC MENU: Press to display the BRAVIA Sync
Menu and then select connected HDMI equipment
from HDMI Device Selection.
. PREV: Press to replay the current program from
the previous chapter mark (if any) or from the
beginning of the live TV cache.
x STOP: Press to stop playback.
> NEXT: Press to advance forward to the next
chapter mark (if any) or to live TV when playing back
a recorded program.
3 CC
Press to cycle through the available settings for
Closed Captions (CC) : On, Off, and On when
Muting.
4 FAVORITES Press once to display the stored Favorites list. You
can store up to 10 channels and/or external inputs in
your Favorites list.
• The 5, PLAY and CH + buttons have a tactile dot. Use them as a reference when operating the TV.
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Description
5 SCENE
Optimizes picture and sound quality by selecting the
following items.
Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like
those in a theater.
Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like
those in a stadium.
Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed
photo.
Music: Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound
just like at a concert.
Game: Broadens your game-playing experience with
superb picture and sound quality.
Graphics: Eases prolonged monitor viewing with
clearer detailed pictures.
General: No optimized picture and sound quality for
any scene.
Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound
quality according to the input source.
Press to go back to the previous screen or exit from the
screen when displaying menu items and settings.
5
6
7
6 RETURN
7 MENU
Press to display the menu with TV functions and
settings. See “Using the Menus” on page 30.
• When you set Scene Select to Photo, Music, Cinema, Game or Sports, Sound Mode is
automatically set to Dynamic.
• When you set Theater Mode to On, Cinema is automatically set.
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Operating the TV
Button
Button
qs 8 0-9 ENT
qd
9
Press 0-9 to select a channel. Press ENT to change
channels immediately.
Use with 0-9 and ENT to select digital channels.
For example, to enter 2.1, press
,
,
and
ENT.
0 VOL +/–
Press to adjust the volume.
qf qa MUTING
qg
qs POWER
qh
"/1
Press to mute the sound. Press again or press VOL + to
restore the sound.
qd WIDE
Press repeatedly to cycle through the available Wide
Mode settings. See page 27.
Press once to display the banner with channel/program
information you are watching. The banner will time
out in a few seconds or press again to exit.
qf DISPLAY
8
9
0
qa
qg V/v/B/b
qj
qk qh TOOLS
qj CH +/–
qk JUMP
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Description
Press to turn on and off the TV.
Press V/v/B/b to move focus/highlight. Press
to
select/confirm an item.
Press to display a list of convenient functions and
menu shortcuts. The TOOLS menu items vary based
on current input and content.
Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly
through channels, press and hold down either CH +/–.
Press to jump back and forth between two channels
and external inputs. The TV alternates between the
current/last channel or external input selected.
Rear of Remote Control
Button
Description
ql "/1
(Power)
Press to turn on and off the TV.
Available models : KDL-60EX500/KDL-55EX500/
KDL-46EX500/KDL-40EX500/KDL-32EX500/
KDL-55EX501/KDL-46EX501/KDL-40EX501
Operating the TV
ql
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TV Controls and Indicators
POWER
5
CHANNEL
6
VOLUME
7
0
INPUT
8
1
2
3
4
MENU
9
Item
Description
1 Ambient
sensor
(IR) Infrared
Receiver
2
(Picture
Off)/
(Timer) LED
3 1 (Standby)
LED
4 " (Power) LED
5 POWER
6 – CHANNEL +
Senses room light level and adjusts the screen brightness accordingly. Do not put
anything over the sensor, doing so may affect its function.
Receives IR signal from the remote control.
7 – VOLUME +
8
INPUT
9 MENU
0 Speaker
Lights up in orange when the sleep timer is set.
Lights up in green when the Power Saving is set to Picture Off.
Lights up in red when the TV is in standby mode.
Lights up in green when the TV is turned on.
Press to turn on and off the TV.
Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through channels, press and hold down
either CH –/+. In the menu screen, these buttons serve as up/down buttons.
Press to adjust the volume. In the menu screen, these buttons serve as left/right buttons.
Press to display the list of external inputs. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs.
In the menu screen, this button serves as confirming the selection or setting.
Press to display menu with TV functions and settings (see “Using the Menus” on page 30).
Outputs audio signal.
• Inputs can be changed by pressing V/v and
while the list of external inputs menu is displayed.
• For more information about setting up the external inputs labels and the Skip feature, see page 42.
• The CHANNEL + button has a tactile dot. Use it as a reference when operating the TV.
• Make sure that the TV is completely switched off before unplugging the power cord.
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Using Features
BRAVIA® SyncTM with
Control for HDMI
With the Control for HDMI function,
BRAVIA Sync helps to communicate with
BRAVIA Sync-compatible equipment using
HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control).
Use the following settings and tips to help
unify control of your connected equipment.
1 Press MENU and select Settings, then
select the Setup settings.
2 Select the HDMI Settings, then highlight
Controlling BRAVIA Sync-Compatible
Equipment
To control the equipment by using the remote
control, press SYNC MENU and select the
desired equipment from HDMI Device
Selection.
Sync Menu
HDMI 1
HDMI Device Selection
Device Control
• Automatically turns the connected AV
amplifier on and switches the sound output
from the TV speaker to the audio system
when you turn the TV on. This function is
only available if you have previously used the
AV amplifier to output TV sound.
• Automatically switches the sound output to
the AV amplifier by turning the AV amplifier
on when the TV is turned on.
• Automatically turns the connected AV
amplifier off when you switch the TV to
standby mode.
• Adjusts the volume (VOL +/-) and mutes the
sound (MUTING) of the connected AV
amplifier through the TV’s remote control.
Video Camera
• Automatically turns the TV on and switches
the input to the connected video camera when
the connected video camera is turned on.
• Automatically turns the connected video
camera off when you switch the TV to
standby mode.
Speakers
TV Control
Return to TV
BD/DVD Player
• Automatically turns the BRAVIA Synccompatible equipment on and switches the
input to that equipment when you select it
from the Sync Menu.
• Automatically turns the TV on and switches
the input to the connected equipment when
the equipment starts to play.
• Automatically turns the connected equipment
off when you switch the TV to standby mode.
• Control for HDMI (BRAVIA Sync) is
only available for the connected Sony
equipment that has the BRAVIA Sync
or is compatible with Control for
HDMI.
• The Control for HDMI settings must
be set on both the TV and connected
equipment. For settings on the
connected equipment, refer to their
instruction manuals.
• When specific Sony equipment
compatible with Control for HDMI
(BRAVIA Sync) is connected, BRAVIA
sync is automatically activated on the
equipment.
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Using Features
Control for HDMI, and set to On.
AV Amplifier
Using PIP Feature
To Swap Audio
PIP (picture in picture) displays a picture from
a connected PC in full screen, and a TV
program or other external input (see below “To
Enter PIP” table) in an inset window. (Closed
Captions (CC) is not available with PIP
mode.)
You can swap audio between the main and sub
window.
1 Press TOOLS.
2 Press V/v to highlight Audio Swap and
press .
3 Press V/v to highlight the window to be
audible, then press .
Sub Window
(Location of the
Sub Window
can be moved
by pressing
V/v/B/b.)
Main
Window
(PC)
To Enter PIP
PIP Supported Inputs
In main window
In sub window
PC
TV channel
(CABLE/ANTENNA),
VIDEO IN 1/2, HDMI
IN 1/2/3/4 (video
timing)
HDMI IN 1/2/3/4
TV channel
(PC timing)
(CABLE/ANTENNA),
VIDEO IN 1/2,
COMPONENT IN 1/2
1 Press TOOLS while in the PC mode.
2 Select PIP from the TOOLS menu.
3 The sub window will appear.
To Change Channels
You can change the channel of the sub window
by pressing CH +/– or entering the channel
number using the 0-9 numeric buttons.
To Exit from PIP
1 Press TOOLS.
2 Press V/v to highlight Exit PIP and press
to exit to full PC screen.
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Favorites
Wide Mode
Your favorite channels and external inputs can
be easily accessed by pressing the
FAVORITES button once they are added to
the list.
The Wide Mode feature allows you to select
the screen display of your preference. Based
on the original signal source, you may see
black bars around the picture or just on the
both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will
see the picture fill the full screen. This is due to
the signals your TV receives.
Favorites
Add to Favorites
Cable
4.61
ABC
Antenna
12
BBCNEWS
Component 3
DVD
Antenna
BBO
24.6
Cable
34
ESPN HD
Cable
36.1
STAR Ch
HDMI 1
BD
HDMI 3
Recorder
Antenna
52.5
NHKHi
Cable
88.6
NHK BS2
Set
While tuned to the channel you want to watch
or viewing connected equipment, press
FAVORITES to display the list. Highlight
Add to Favorites, then press . Your newly
added item will be listed at the top of the list.
When you continue to add items beyond the
10th item, the item listed at the bottom of the
list will be automatically removed from the
list.
• Your Favorites list will be cleared each
time you run the Auto Program.
To set Auto Wide
Press MENU and select Settings, then select
the Screen settings.
Select Auto Wide and set to On.
To change the Wide Screen Mode
Press WIDE repeatedly to cycle through the
available modes.
4:3 Original source 16:9 Original source
StandardHigh-definition source
definition source
m
Wide Zoom
m
Wide Zoom
Normal
Normal
This mode is not available.
Full
Full
Zoom
Zoom
Normal is available with 480i or 480p sources
only.
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Using Features
Adding to Favorites
You can manually select available Wide
Mode settings as you watch your TV by
pressing the WIDE button on your remote
control or you can set your TV to Auto Wide.
Wide Mode with PC
Inputs
Wide Mode is also available for the PC
settings. When a PC is connected to the TV
and PC input is selected, you can change the
PC Screen settings.
Press INPUT to display the Input menu and
toggle through the external inputs to select
your video signal for viewing including the TV
mode. The inputs list consists of TV mode and
other equipment connected to the TV.
You can label your external inputs to identify
them easily.
Screen
PC
PC Settings
Wide Mode
Normal
Auto Adjustment
Phase
0
Pitch
0
Horizontal Center
0
Vertical Center
0
Set
To change the Wide Screen Mode for
PC Timing
Press WIDE repeatedly to cycle through the
available modes while in the PC input mode.
Incoming PC signal
800 × 600
m
Normal
Full 1
Full 2
• Use the Auto Adjustment to adjust
the display position and phase of the
picture when the TV receives an input
signal from the connected PC.
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To Label an Input
1 Press MENU and select Settings, then
select the Setup settings. Select the
Label Video Inputs option. Press V/v
to highlight the video input (HDMI 1-4,
Video 1-2, Component
1-2, PC) to which you want to assign a
label; press
to select the input of your
choice.
2 Press V/v to highlight one of the
displayed labels that corresponds to your
connected equipment, then press .
3 If you have an open input where no
equipment is connected, you can label it as
Skip. When you assign Skip, your TV
will skip over this input when you press
the INPUT button. The Skip labeled input
is grayed out in the input list.
Playing back
Photo/Music/Video via USB
You can enjoy photo/music/video files stored
in a Sony digital still camera or camcorder
through a USB cable or USB storage device on
your TV.
1 Connect a supported USB device to the
TV.
2 Press MENU.
3 Press V/v to select Photo, Music, or
Video, then press .
The file or folder list appears.
4 Press V/v/B/b to select a file or folder,
Picture Frame: Allows you to display a
photograph on the screen for a selected
period of time. After that period, the TV
automatically switches itself into standby
mode.
Playback Options: Allows you to make
adjustments for photo, music and video
settings.
Photo Playback Auto Start
The TV automatically displays the thumbnail
view screen when the TV is turned on and a
digital still camera or other device storing
photo files is connected to the USB port then
turned on (page 41).
Notes when playing back files
• While the TV is accessing the data on the
USB device, observe the following:
– Do not turn off the TV or connected USB
device.
– Do not disconnect the USB cable.
– Do not remove the USB device.
The data on the USB device may be
damaged.
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Using Features
then press .
When you select a folder, select a file,
then press .
Playback starts.
• Sony will not be held liable for any damage
to, or loss of, data on the recording media due
to a malfunction of any connected devices or
the TV.
• Playback does not start automatically if the
TV is turned on after connecting the digital
still camera or other device to the USB port.
• USB playback is supported for the following
photo file formats:
– JPEG (JPEG format files with the
extension “.jpg” and conforming to DCF
2.0 or Exif 2.21)
• USB playback is supported for the following
music file format:
– MP3 (files with the extension “.mp3” that
have not been copyrighted)
• USB playback is supported for the following
video file format:
– MPEG1, MPEG2 (files with the extension
“.mpg”)
• Photo Playback Auto Start works only for
photo files in the newest digital still camera
folder (DCF-compliant, highest-numbered
“DCIM” folder).
• Playback may not start automatically when
some digital still cameras (such as cameras
with internal memory) are connected.
• The file name and folder name support only
English.
• When you connect a Sony digital still
camera, set the camera’s USB connection
mode to “Auto” or “Mass Storage.” For more
information about USB connection mode,
refer to the instructions supplied with your
digital camera.
• Use a USB storage device that is compliant
with USB Mass Storage Class standards.
Using the Menus
The MENU button allows you to access a variety of TV settings and USB media files.
Navigating through TV Menus
1 Press
on the remote control to display the menu
options.
Settings
2, 3
2 Press V/v/B/b to navigate on the menu or adjust the
1, 4
3
4
settings.
Press
to select or confirm.
Press
to exit.
The Settings icon contains all of the necessary configurations to customize your TV
settings. The options you can select may vary. Unavailable options are grayed out or
not displayed.
Picture: adjust the picture on your TV to fit your viewing preference.
Sound: customize your sound settings to suit your audio preference. You can
also change the settings to output the sound to your connected audio equipment.
Screen: adjust the size and shape of the images you see on the screen.
Channel: navigate your favorite channels and inputs and select the signal type,
as well as autoprogram channels. You can also customize the channels you see
and the labels assigned to them.
Parental Lock: set the password and limit access to programming based on
rating levels. You can also block channels and inputs.
Setup: modify and customize a variety of general setting options.
Eco: changes the settings related to power consumption.
Photo
Music
Video
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The Photo, Music, and Video icons organize your photo, music, and video files
from Sony USB connected equipment. Be sure to select the correct icon when
accessing files. Refer to the feature section for more information on these icons.
Using the Picture Settings
Option
Description
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Using the Menus
Picture Mode
Displays the options selected in the Scene Select settings (see page 21). When
Customized picture Scene Select is set to General, the options below can be selected.
viewing
Vivid
Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness.
Standard
Select for standard picture settings. Recommended for home
entertainment.
Custom
Select to store your preferred settings.
Reset
Resets the current Picture settings to their defaults, except Picture Mode and
Ambient Sensor.
Backlight
Adjust to brighten or darken the backlight.
Picture
Adjust to increase or decrease picture contrast.
Brightness
Adjust to brighten or darken the picture.
Color
Adjust to increase or decrease color intensity.
Hue
Adjust to increase or decrease the green tones.
Color
Cool
Select to give the white colors a bluish tint.
Temperature
Neutral
Select to give the white colors a neutral tint.
White adjustment
Warm 1/Warm Select to give the white colors a reddish tint. Warm 2 gives a redder
2
tint than Warm 1.
Sharpness
Adjust to sharpen or soften the picture.
Noise Reduction Select to reduce the picture noise level. Select from Auto, High, Medium, Low and
Off.
MPEG Noise
Select to reduce the picture noise in MPEG-compressed videos. This is effective when
Reduction
viewing a DVD or digital broadcast. Select from High, Medium, Low and Off.
Motionflow
Provides smoother picture movement and reduces picture blur.
(KDLHigh
Select for smoother picture movement such as for film-based
32/40/46/55/60EX500,
contents.
KDL-40/46/55EX501 Standard
Select for smooth picture movement. Use this setting for standard
models only)
use.
Off
Select when the High or Standard settings result in noise.
CineMotion
Provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for filmbased content. Select Auto 1 for standard use, or Auto 2 or Auto to represent original
film-based content as is.
Option
Description
Advanced
Settings
Reset
Adv. Contrast
Enhancer
Resets the advanced settings to the default values.
Automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable
settings judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is
especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast
distinction of the darker picture scenes. Select from High, Medium,
Low and Off.
Black
Enhances black areas of the picture for stronger contrast. Select from
Corrector
High, Medium, Low and Off.
Gamma
Adjusts the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture.
Clear White
Emphasizes white colors. Select from High, Low and Off.
Live Color
Makes colors more vivid. Select from High, Medium, Low and
Off.
White Balance Adjusts the color temperature in detail.
Ambient Sensor Select On to optimize the picture by sensing the lighting environment surrounding the
TV. Select Off to disable this function.
• Even if you change the Motionflow setting, you may not see the effect visually depending on the
content.
• Available Picture options, including options in Advanced Settings depend on Scene Select
and Picture Mode.
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Using the Sound Settings
Option
Description
Sound Mode
Customized
sound listening
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Using the Menus
Sets a sound mode. Sound Mode includes options best suited for video and
photographs, respectively. The available options depend on the scene select settings.
Dynamic
Enhances treble and bass.
Standard
Standard sound optimized for home use.
Clear Voice
Suitable for spoken dialog.
Custom
Select to store your preferred settings.
Reset
Resets the current Sound Mode settings to the default values.
Treble
Adjust to increase or decrease higher-pitched sounds.
Bass
Adjust to increase or decrease lower-pitched sounds.
Equalizer
Adjust allows you to select your frequency response curve. Select Reset to reset the
Equalizer settings to the default values. (Available when Sound Mode is set to
Custom.)
Balance
Adjust to emphasize left or right speaker balance.
Dolby Pro Logic Movie
Select for a movie theater like sound.
II
Music
For steady music signals; gives natural sound to music and a concert
(KDL-32FA600
like environment.
only)
Matrix
Simulate multi-channel sound; great for mono programs.
Virtual
Creates a virtual surround sound, using the Dolby Pro Logic II
system. On this mode we recommend to place the Satellite Speakers
next to the TV (see more details in Quick Setup Guide).
Off
Turn off the Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound.
Surround
Allows you to select the suitable surround effects depending on the genre of TV
(Except KDLprogram (movie, sport, music, etc.) or video game. The available options depend on the
32FA600)
scene select settings.
On/Off
Select On to optimize the sound quality to enjoy the effects of the
Surround option and to create a virtual surround sound using the 2ch
speaker.
Cinema/Off
Provides surround effects just like the high-grade audio systems
found in movie theaters.
Music/Off
Provides surround effects that make you feel like you are surrounded
by sound as in a music hall.
Sports/Off
Provides surround effects that make you feel like you are watching a
live sports contest.
Game/Off
Provides surround effects that enhance game sound.
Test Tone
Used to confirm and adjust speaker position and level.
(KDL-32FA600
only)
Volume Offset
Adjust the volume level of the current input relative to other inputs.
Steady Sound
Select On to stabilize the volume across all programs and commercials.
Select Off to disable this function.
Option
Description
MTS Audio
Stereo
Enjoy stereo,
bilingual and mono Auto SAP
programs
Select for stereo reception when viewing a program broadcast in
stereo.
Select to automatically switch the TV to second audio programs
when a signal is received. If no SAP signal is present, the TV
remains in Stereo mode.
Mono
Select for mono reception. Use to reduce noise during weak stereo
broadcasts.
Alternate Audio Select among the available options to switch among the alternate audio streams. The
Digital channels only program you are tuned to may be broadcasted in a different language in the alternate
audio streams.
Speakers
TV Speakers Select to use the TV speakers.
Audio System Select to use an external audio system for the TV sound. By
selecting this option you are disabling the TV speakers.
• MTS Audio is only available for analog programs.
• Alternate Audio is only available if the program is broadcast with alternate audio streams.
• You can also access Sound Mode, MTS Audio and Alternate Audio by using the TOOLS
button on the remote control.
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Using the Screen Settings
Option
Description
Wide Mode
• Normal is not available when you are watching a 720p, 1080i or 1080p source.
• If 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting changes only for the current
channel. When you change channels (or inputs), Wide Mode is automatically replaced with the
4:3 Default setting for 4:3 sources. To retain the current Wide Mode setting as channels and
inputs are changed, set 4:3 Default to Off.
• 4:3 Default is not available if Auto Wide is set to Off.
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Using the Menus
Wide Zoom Fills the screen with minimum distortion.
Normal
Select to display 4:3 picture in original size when the original source is 4:3.
Full
Select to enlarge the picture horizontally to fill the screen when the
original source is 4:3 (Standard definition source). When the original
source is 16:9 (High-definition source), select this mode to display the
16:9 picture in its original size.
Zoom
Select to enlarge the original picture without distorting the aspect ratio.
Auto Wide
On
Select On to automatically change Wide Mode setting based on the
content.
Off
If frequent screen changes are disturbing to you, select Off. Choose one
of the Wide Mode options when this function is set to Off.
Wide Zoom Enlarges the 4:3 picture to fill the 16:9 screen, displaying as much of the
4:3 Default
Select the default
original image as possible.
Screen Mode to use Normal
Select to display the 4:3 picture in its original size.
for 4:3 sources
Full
Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture horizontally only, to fill the display area.
Zoom
Select to enlarge the picture horizontally and vertically to an equal aspect
ratio that fills the wide screen.
Off
Select to continue using the current Wide Mode setting when the
channel or input is changed.
Displays pictures in their original size when parts of the picture are cut off
Display Area
Full Pixel
(available depending on the TV model).
+1
Displays pictures in their original size.
Normal
Displays pictures in their recommended size.
-1
Enlarges the picture so that the edges are outside the visible display area.
Horizontal
Allows you to move the position of the picture left and right. (Available in Wide Zoom
Center
and Zoom.)
Vertical Center Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down. (Available in Wide
Zoom and Zoom.)
Option
Description
PC Settings
When a PC is connected to the TV and the PC input is selected, the PC settings screen
appears instead of the Screen settings.
You can also select the PIP feature which allows you to view two pictures
simultaneously from TOOLS button (see page 26).
Wide Mode Normal
Select to display in the original image size.
Full 1
Select to enlarge the picture to fill the display area,
keeping its original aspect ratio.
Full 2
Select to enlarge the picture to fill the display area.
Auto
Select to automatically adjust the display position and phase of the
Adjustment picture when the TV receives an input signal from the connected PC.
Note that Auto Adjustment may not work well with certain input
signals. In such cases, manually adjust the options below.
Phase
Adjust after Pitch to fine tune overall sharpness.
Pitch
Adjust uneven sharpness on screen.
Horizontal Allows you to move the position of the picture left and right.
Center
Vertical
Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down.
Center
• For the PC Input Signal Reference Chart, see page 46.
• Auto Adjustment, Phase and Pitch are not available with PC signal connected to HDMI input.
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Using the Channel Settings
Option
Description
Favorites
Select favorite channels and external inputs (see page 27).
Signal Type
Cable
Select if you are receiving cable channels via Cable TV provider.
Antenna
Select if you are using an antenna.
Auto Program
Automatically sets up the channel list on the TV for all receivable channels.
1 Select Auto Program.
2 Select OK to start Auto Program.
Add Digital
Channels
1
2
Show/Hide
Channels
Allows you to show or hide channels that appear when you use the CH +/– buttons.
1 Press V/v to scroll through the channels until you find the channel you want to
show or hide. Then press
to select it.
2 Press V/v to determine if the channel will be shown or hidden. Then press
to
select it.
Allows you to assign labels (such as station call letters) to channel numbers.
Press V/v to scroll through the channel numbers. Then press
to select the
channel number that you want to assign a label.
2 Press V/v to scroll through the label characters (A-Z, 0-9, etc.). Press b to move
to the next character. Repeat the previous steps to add up to seven characters to the
label. When finished, press
.
1
Analog Fine
Tune
Allows you to fine-tune the selected analog channel manually if you feel that a slight
tuning adjustment may improve picture quality. Select Auto to adjust to the most
appropriate analog channel.
• You should run Auto Program after changing the Signal Type setting.
• Running Auto Program will clear the Favorites list.
• Channels that you set to be hidden can be accessed by the 0-9 and
buttons.
• You can set channels to be hidden that are automatically set in Auto Program.
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Using the Menus
Label Channels
Select Add Digital Channels.
Select OK to add digital channels.
Using the Parental Lock Settings
Option
Description
Enter Password
The Parental Lock settings allow you to set up the TV to block programs according to
their content and rating levels. Use 0-9 on the remote control to enter a four-digit
password. The first time you create a password, confirm the password by entering it again.
Change Password Select to change your password.
Country
U.S.A.
Select to use U.S.A. ratings (see page 39).
Canada
Select to use Canadian ratings (see page 40).
Rating
Off
Turn Parental Lock off. No programs are blocked from viewing.
Child
Maximum ratings permitted are:
U.S.: TV-Y, TV-G, G
Canada: C, G, TV-Y
Youth
Maximum ratings permitted are:
U.S.: TV-PG, PG
Canada: C8+, PG, 8 ans+, TV-PG
Young Adult
Maximum ratings permitted are:
U.S.: TV-14, PG-13
Canada: 14+, 13 ans+, TV-14
Custom
Select to set ratings manually.
U.S.: See page 39 for details.
Canada: See page 40 for details.
Downloadable Off
Turn Downloadable U.S. Rating off. No programs that contain
U.S. Rating
downloadable ratings are blocked from viewing.
(Available only
Custom
Select to block programs based on downloadable ratings.
in U.S.A.
Clear All
Select to clear the entire downloadable rating system.
where advanced
ratings exist)
Unrated
Allow
Allows programs and movies that are broadcasted without a rating.
(Available only
Block
Blocks all programs and movies that are broadcasted without a rating.
when Country is
set to U.S.A.)
Channel Block Allows you to block channels regardless of program ratings.
To View a Blocked Channel
Press ENT when tuned to the blocked channel then enter the password.
External Input Allows you to block external inputs regardless of program ratings.
Block
To View a Blocked External Input
Press ENT when tuned to the blocked input then enter the password.
• You need your password for any future access into the Parental Lock settings. If you lose your
password, see “Lost password” on page 55.
• Selecting Clear All will delete the current Downloadable U.S. Rating menu and the menu will
no longer be available until the TV is tuned to a channel that contains downloadable ratings.
• If you block unrated TV programs, be aware that the following types of programs may be blocked:
programs broadcasted from another country, emergency broadcasts, political programs, sports,
news, public service announcements, religious programs and weather.
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US Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options
To select custom rating options for the U.S., select U.S.A. in the Country setting (see page 38).
Option
Description
Movie Rating
G
PG
PG-13
R
Using the Menus
All children and general audience.
Parental guidance suggested.
Parental guidance for children under 13.
Restricted viewing, parental guidance is suggested for children
under 17.
NC-17 and X
No one 17 or under allowed.
TV Rating
Age-Based Ratings
Block programs by TV-Y
All children.
their rating, content TV-Y7
Directed to children age 7 and older.
or both
TV-G
General audience.
TV-PG
Parental guidance suggested.
TV-14
Parents strongly cautioned.
TV-MA
Mature audience only.
Content-Based Ratings
FV
Fantasy violence.
D
Suggestive dialogue.
L
Strong language.
S
Sexual situations.
V
Violence.
• To ensure maximum blocking capability, set the Age-Based Ratings.
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Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options
To select custom rating options for Canada, select Canada in the Country setting (see page 38).
Option
Description
English Rating
C
All children.
C8+
Children 8 years and older.
G
General programming.
PG
Parental guidance.
14+
Viewers 14 and older.
18+
Adult programming.
G
General programming.
8 ans+
Not recommended for young children.
13 ans+
Not recommended for ages under 13.
16 ans+
Not recommended for ages under 16.
18 ans+
Programming restricted to adults.
See “US Models” on page 39 for details.
French Rating
U.S.A. Rating
Viewing Blocked Programs
You can view blocked programs by entering your password. Press ENT when tuned to a blocked
program, then enter the password. This temporarily deactivates the parental control feature. To
reactivate the Parental Lock settings, turn off the TV. When the TV is turned on again, your
Parental Lock settings are reactivated.
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Using the Setup Settings
Description
Select On to start photo playback automatically when the TV is turned on and a digital still
camera or other device containing photo files is connected to the USB port then turned on.
Allows you to select from several closed caption modes (for programs that are broadcast
with closed captioning).
CC Display
On
Closed Captions (CC) is turned on.
Off
Closed Captions (CC) is turned off.
On when
Closed Captions (CC) is turned on when the TV is
Muting
muted.
Analog CC
Allows you to select basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption options.
CC1, CC2,
Displays a printed version of the dialogue or sound effects
CC3, CC4
of a program. (Should be set to CC1 for most programs.)
Text1, Text2, Displays network/station information presented using
Text3, Text4 either half or the whole screen (if available).
Digital CC
When the digital closed caption service is available, select from the
Service 1-6 or CC1-4.
Digital CC
Allows you to make additional settings for digital closed caption
Options
options. Select As Broadcast or Custom. The Custom option is
available on the Digital CC setting.
Custom
Allows you to customize the following settings:
Character
Small, Standard, Large
Size
Character
Style 1-7
Style
Character
Color 1-8
Color
Character
Solid, Translucent
Opacity
Edge Type
None, Raised, Depressed, Outline,
Left Shadow, Right Shadow
Edge Color
Color 1-8
Background Color 1-8
Color
Background Solid, Translucent
Opacity
• You can turn on Closed Captions (CC) options (On, Off or On when Muting) by directly
pressing the CC button on the remote control.
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Using the Menus
Option
USB Auto
Start
Closed
Captions
(CC)
Option
Description
Sleep Timer
Set the time in minutes (Off, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120) that you would like the TV to
remain on before shutting off automatically.
Language
Select to display all on-screen settings in your language of choice: English, Español,
Français.
Info
Displays the information related to the input signal you are watching.
Banner
Select Small to display minimal channel and program title or select Large to display
detailed channel and program information along with the TV icon if you are viewing the
TV. This information will appear if it is available from the broadcaster.
Info Banner appears on the screen each time the channel and external inputs are changed
or when DISPLAY on the remote control is pressed.
Label Video Allows you to identify A/V equipment you connected to the TV, such as a VCR, DVD, etc.
Inputs
For example, if you have a DVD player connected to the COMPONENT IN jack, you can
select the label DVD for the Component input. Then when you press INPUT to change
inputs, the video label you assigned to that input appears on screen.
1 Press V/v to highlight the video input (HDMI 1-4, Video 1-2, Component 1-2, PC)
to which you want to assign a label. Then press
to select the input.
2 Press V/v to highlight one of the displayed labels. Then press
to select the label.
Video/
Select Auto to have the TV detect and switch between the Video 1 or Component 1
Component 1 when Video 1 or Component 1 is connected.
Selection
• You can assign following labels for each input:
–, Cable, Receiver, Satellite, VCR, DVD/BD, DVR, Audio System, Home Theater,
Game, Camcorder, Digital Camera, PC, Edit, Skip (except PC IN)
–, Edit, Skip (for PC IN)
• “–” indicates that no labels are assigned.
• If you select Edit, you can edit video labels. Follow the same steps of Label Channels on page
37.
• If you select Skip, your TV skips this input when you press the INPUT button.
• The Skip label is useful for inputs to which no equipment is connected.
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Option
Description
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Using the Menus
HDMI Settings Communicates with equipment compatible with the Control for HDMI function.
Control for HDMI Links the operations of the TV and the equipment.
For specific Sony equipment compatible with Control for HDMI, this
setting is applied automatically to the connected equipment when set to
On.
Device Auto
Select On to have your connected equipment with Control for HDMI
Power Off
function to power off automatically when the TV is turned off.
Select Off to disable this function. This feature is available when
Control for HDMI is On.
TV Auto Power Select On to control your TV’s power on from your connected
On
equipment with Control for HDMI function. Select Off to disable this
function. This feature is available when Control for HDMI is On.
Device List
Displays a list of equipment with Control for HDMI function
connected to the TV.
Device Control Select button functions of the TV's remote control to operate the
Keys
connected equipment.
None
For basic operations, such as navigation buttons (up,
down, left or right, etc).
Tuning Keys For basic operations and operation of channel-related
buttons, such as CH +/– or 0-9, etc. Useful when you
control a tuner or set-top box, etc; via the remote
control.
Menu Keys For basic operations and operation of the
MENU/TOOLS buttons. Useful when you select menus
of a BD player, etc; via the remote control.
Tuning and For basic operations and operation of channel-related
Menu Keys buttons and MENU/TOOLS buttons.
• Press TOOLS while the equipment supporting Control for HDMI is connected to display
the Device Control options. The Device Control option provides access to the Menu,
Options and Content List of your connected equipment with your TV remote control.
• Some equipment with Control for HDMI does not support the Device Control feature.
• HDMI Settings must be made on the connected equipment.
Select Lock so no adjustment can be made to items grayed out.
Picture
Adjustments Select Unlock to allow adjustment to any of the Picture settings.
Lock
Product
Contact Sony Sony contact information is available on this screen for your
Support
convenience. TV specific information such as Model Name, Serial
Number, Software Version and downloadable ratings (if available from
the TV) are displayed here.
Signal
Press to display the diagnostics information for the current signal.
Diagnostics
Option
Description
Initial Setup
If you missed the Initial Setup when you first connected the TV or if you want to scan all
receivable channels, select Initial Setup. Follow the instructions on the screen. Some
settings such as Picture, Sound, and Parental Lock will not be affected by this Initial
Setup. If you wish to return your TV to factory settings, please see the Troubleshooting
section on page 55.
• Favorite channel list will be cleared each time you run the Initial Setup.
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Using the Eco Settings
Option
Description
Power Saving Select from Off, Low, High, Picture Off to adjust your TV’s power consumption. By
selecting the High option, you will reduce the power consumption more than the other
available settings.
While Picture Off is set, pressing VOL +/– or MUTING buttons will not disable this
function. Press other buttons to disable it.
Select to automatically power off the TV after 1h, 2h, or 4h when no buttons are pressed on the
Idle TV
remote control or the TV. Select Off to disable this function.
Standby
Auto Shut Off Select On to automatically power off the TV when no input signal is detected for a certain
period of time. Select Off to disable this function.
Using the Menus
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Other Information
PC Input Signal Reference Chart for PC and HDMI IN 1/2/3/4
After connecting the PC to the TV, set the output signal from the PC according to the chart below.
For KDL-32EX301/KDL-32FA600 models
Resolution
Signals
Horizontal
frequency (kHz)
Vertical
frequency (Hz)
480
31.5
60
VGA
600
37.9
60
VESA Guidelines
×
768
48.4
60
VESA Guidelines
×
768
47.4
60
VESA
1,280
×
768
47.8
60
VESA
1,360
×
768
47.7
60
VESA
Horizontal
(Pixel)
×
Vertical
(Line)
VGA
640
×
SVGA
800
×
XGA
1,024
WXGA
1,280
Standard
For KDL-32EX500/KDL-32EX400 and other KDL-40, 46, 55 and 60 inch models
Resolution
Signals
Horizontal
frequency (kHz)
Vertical
frequency (Hz)
480
31.5
60
VGA
600
37.9
60
VESA Guidelines
×
768
48.4
60
VESA Guidelines
×
768
47.4
60
VESA
1,280
×
768
47.8
60
VESA
1,360
×
768
47.7
60
VESA
SXGA
1,280
×
1,024
64.0
60
VESA
HDTV*
1,920
×
1,080
67.5
60
CEA-861*
Horizontal
(Pixel)
×
Vertical
(Line)
VGA
640
×
SVGA
800
×
XGA
1,024
WXGA
1,280
Standard
* The 1080p timing when applied to the HDMI input will be treated as a video timing and not PC timing.
This affects Picture settings and Wide Mode settings. To view PC content set Scene Select to
Graphics, Wide Mode to Full, and Display Area to Full Pixel.
• This TV’s PC input does not support Sync on Green or Composite Sync.
• This TV’s PC VGA input does not support interlaced signals.
• Your PC must support one of the above PC input signals to display on the television.
• In plug and play, signals with a 60 Hz vertical frequency will be detected automatically. (PC
reboot may be necessary.)
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Using a Wall-Mount Bracket
Your TV can be mounted on a wall using a Wall-Mount Bracket (not supplied) out of the box as
packaged. Some larger size TV may require removing the Table-Top Stand; refer to the
instructions provided with the TV.
Prepare the TV for the Wall-Mount Bracket before making cable connections.
For product protection and safety reasons, Sony strongly recommends that you use the WallMount Bracket designed for your TV and the installation should be performed by a Sony
dealer or licensed contractor.
• Follow the instruction guide provided with the Wall-Mount Bracket for your model. Sufficient
expertise is required in installing this TV, especially to determine the strength of the wall for
withstanding the TV’s weight.
• Be sure to use the screws supplied with the Wall-Mount Bracket when attaching the mounting
hooks to the TV set. (Do not use the screws that are intended for the Table-Top Stand
attachment.)
The supplied M6 screws are designed so that they are 8 mm to 12 mm in length when measured
from the attaching surface of the mounting hook.
Use of screws other than those supplied with the bracket may result in internal damage to the TV
set or cause it to fall, etc.
8-12 mm
Other Information
M6 Screw (supplied with the Wall-Mount Bracket)
Mounting Hook
Rear of the TV set
• Be sure to store the unused screws and Table-Top Stand in a safe place until you are ready to
attach the Table-Top Stand. Keep the screws away from small children.
• Read the supplied Safety Booklet for additional safety information.
Installing the Wall-Mount Bracket
To Customers
Your TV can be wall-mounted using SU-WL500 Wall-Mount Bracket (sold separately).
Please provide this installation information as well as the instruction supplied with SU-WL500
Wall-Mount Bracket to your installer.
To Sony Dealers and Licensed Contractors
To avoid injury and property damage, read these instructions carefully. Periodic inspection and
maintenance is highly recommended to ensure that TV is securely mounted.
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Step 1: Checking the parts required for the installation
Open the Wall-Mount Bracket package and check the contents for all required parts along with the
Instructions.
Step 2: Deciding on the installation location
Decide where you want to install your TV. Refer to the TV installation dimensions table.
Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500.
Dimension Table
Screen center point
Unit: mm
(inches)
TV Model
TV
Dimensions
A
B
Screen
Length for each mounting angle
center
Angle (0°)
Angle (20°)
dimensions
C
D
E
F
G
H
Weight
TV
×4
KDL-32EX301
KDL-32EX400
497
800
(31 1/2) (19 5/8)
172
(6 7/8)
426
(16 7/8)
157
(6 1/4)
303
(12)
470
461
9.5 kg
38.0 kg
(18 5/8) (18 1/4) (21.0 lb.) (83.7 lb.)
KDL-32EX500
497
800
(31 1/2) (19 5/8)
172
(6 7/8)
426
(16 7/8)
156
(6 1/4)
303
(12)
470
461
9.9 kg
39.6 kg
(18 5/8) (18 1/4) (21.9 lb.) (87.3 lb.)
KDL-32FA600
802
(31 5/8)
172
(6 7/8)
462
(18 1/4)
157
(6 1/4)
303
(12)
514
495
10.1 kg
40.4 kg
(20 1/4) (19 1/2) (22.3 lb.) (89.1 lb.)
KDL-40EX400
KDL-40EX401
992
598
(39 1/8) (23 5/8)
122
(4 7/8)
425
(16 3/4)
160
(6 3/8)
13.9 kg
55.6 kg
341
567
463
(13 1/2) (22 3/8) (18 1/4) (30.7 lb.) (122.5 lb.)
KDL-40EX500
KDL-40EX501
992
599
(39 1/8) (23 5/8)
122
(4 7/8)
426
(16 7/8)
159
(6 3/8)
14.2 kg
56.8 kg
341
567
463
(13 1/2) (22 3/8) (18 1/4) (31.3 lb.) (125.2 lb.)
KDL-46EX400
KDL-46EX401
674
1,127
(44 3/8) (26 5/8)
84
(3 3/8)
424
(16 3/4)
162
(6 1/2)
369
640
464
18.1 kg
72.4 kg
(14 5/8) (25 1/4) (18 3/8) (39.9 lb.) (159.5 lb.)
KDL-46EX500
KDL-46EX501
676
1,127
(44 3/8) (26 5/8)
84
(3 3/8)
426
(16 7/8)
161
(6 3/8)
369
640
463
18.7 kg
74.8 kg
(14 5/8) (25 1/4) (18 1/4) (41.2 lb.) (164.8 lb.)
KDL-55EX500
KDL-55EX501
795
1,324
(52 1/4) (31 3/8)
25
(1)
428
(16 7/8)
165
(6 1/2)
413
752
466
26.7 kg 106.8 kg
(16 3/8) (29 5/8) (18 3/8) (58.9 lb.) (235.3 lb.)
KDL-60EX500
873
1,455
(57 3/8) (34 3/8)
-14
(-9/16)
430
(17)
181
(7 1/4)
453
822
473
36.5 kg 146.0 kg
(17 7/8) (32 3/8) (18 5/8) (80.4 lb.) (321.6 lb.)
533
(21)
Figures in the above table may differ slightly depending on the installation.
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CAUTION
The wall that the TV will be installed on should be capable of supporting a weight of at least four
times that of the TV. Refer to your TV’s operating instructions for its weight.
Step 3: Installing the Base Bracket on the wall
Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500.
Step 4: Preparing the TV for wall mount installation
Follow the steps below to prepare for installing the TV.
1 Disconnect all the cables from the TV.
2 Secure the Mounting Hook to the rear of the TV.
Determine the screw locations and secure the Mounting Hooks to the rear of the TV. Refer to
the “Screw and Hook Locations Diagram/Table” shown below.
1 Secure the Mounting Hooks to the rear of the TV using only the supplied screws
(M6 × 16).
2 Be sure to tighten the screws with equal torque strength.
Square
hole
Tab
Square
hole
Mounting Hook
Align the tab
on the rear of
the Mounting
Hook with the
square hole
on the rear of
the TV as
illustrated.
Screw and Hook Locations Diagram/Table
TV Model
Screw location
Hook location
KDL-32EX301/KDL-32EX400/
KDL-32EX500/KDL-32FA600
e, g
c
KDL-40EX400/KDL-40EX401/
KDL-40EX500/KDL-40EX501
d, g
b
KDL-46EX400/KDL-46EX401/
KDL-46EX500/KDL-46EX501
d, g
b
KDL-55EX500/KDL-55EX501/
KDL-60EX500
d, g
a
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Other Information
Screw
(M6 ×
16)
Screw location
Hook location
When installing the Mounting Hooks on the TV.
When installing the TV onto Base Bracket.
Wall
TV
3 Adjust the angle of the Mounting Hook.
Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500.
4 Remove the screws guided by the arrow marks
Do not remove any other screws from the TV.
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of the TV.
5 Lift the TV off the Table-Top Stand. Make sure that you carry out this task with at least two or
three people (see page 7 for details).
Do not attempt to lift the TV by yourself.
Step 5: Installing the TV on the wall
Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500.
~
• When you put the TV back on the Table-Top Stand, reverse the above steps.
• When moving the TV, do not squeeze the bottom of the front panel too tight.
• Remove the screws or install the Mounting Hook on a stable and level surface.
Other Information
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Troubleshooting
Many of the poor pictures and poor sound conditions are related to improper connection of the cables; refer to
the Quick Setup Guide provided for connections.
If you have questions, service needs, or require technical assistance related to the use of your Sony TV even
after you read this operating instructions manual, contact the following:
For US Support:
http://www.sony.com/tvsupport or call 1-800-222-SONY (7669)
For Canadian Support:
http://www.sony.ca/support or call 1-877-899-SONY (7669)
Things to consider
• Check the input selection by pressing the INPUT button. You may be watching the wrong input.
• If you cannot hear sound from the TV, you may have accidentally pressed the MUTING button on your
remote control; press the MUTING button again or press VOL + to deactivate muting.
• If the remote control is not functioning properly, the batteries may be installed incorrectly or may be low or
an object or light may be interfering with the remote control.
• To reset the TV to factory default settings:
1 Turn on the TV.
2 Press and hold down the V button on the remote, press the POWER button on the TV set. (The TV
will turn itself off, then back on again.)
3 Release the V button when the TV is turn on.
IMPORTANT: The factory reset will clear all of your customized settings including the Parental Lock
setting.
When the Password is lost or cannot remember, enter the master password: 4357. This password clears your
previous password and allows you to enter a new password.
Condition
Explanation/Solution
No picture
• Check the Power Saving settings (see page 45).
• Make sure the power cord is connected securely.
• Turn on the power of the TV.
• Check cable/antenna connections.
• Make sure the Signal Type setting is correct for your TV signal source.
TV is locked to one channel • Perform Auto Program to add receivable channels that are not present
in the TV’s memory (see pages 18 and 37).
• Perform Auto Program to add receivable channels that are not present
Cannot receive or select
channels
in the TV’s memory (see pages 18 and 37).
• To receive or select cable channels, make sure that Signal Type in the
Channel settings is set to Cable (see page 37). To receive or select
UHF channels over an antenna, make sure Signal Type is set to
Antenna.
The TV turns off
• Check if Sleep Timer is activated (see page 42).
automatically
• Check Idle TV Standby in the Eco settings.
No picture from some video • Check the connection between the optional video equipment and the TV.
sources
• Press INPUT on the remote control (see page 28).
No picture
Cannot receive any
channels
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Condition
Explanation/Solution
Poor picture
No sound / Noisy sound
No sound but good picture
• Check the volume control.
• Press MUTING or VOL + so that “Muting” disappears from the screen (page
22).
• Set Speakers to TV Speakers in the Sound settings (see page 34). If
it is set to Audio System, sound is not output from the TV’s speakers
regardless of the TV’s volume control.
• When using HDMI input with Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio,
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) may not provide an audio signal.
• When tuned to a digital channel with Alternate Audio, the broadcaster
may not be broadcasting your preferred Alternate Audio language.
Press TOOLS, highlight and select Alternate Audio, and change the
Alternate Audio language (see page 34).
Audio noise
• Make sure that the antenna is connected using a 75-ohm coaxial cable
(not supplied).
• Keep the antenna cable away from other connecting cords.
• To avoid TV interference, make sure to use an undamaged antenna cable.
No audio or low audio with • Press THEATER for BRAVIA Sync activated Theater System (see page
25).
Home Theater System
• Set Speakers to Audio System in the Sound settings (see page 34).
No color / Irregular picture • Verify that the Video/Component 1 Selection (page 42) is set to the
current input type in use. We suggest leaving this setting to Auto.
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Other Information
Picture quality not as good • Picture quality depends on the signal content. See Quick Setup Guide
as viewed at the store
(supplied) to display the best possible picture for that signal.
Broadcast HD formats have • Content and signal quality are regulated by the signal provider. Many HD
poor quality
channels and content are actually upscaled versions of standarddefinition broadcasts. The picture is affected by the quality of the signal
received, which varies between channel and program.
Double images or ghosts
• Check cable/antenna connections.
• Check the antenna location and direction.
Only snow and noise appear • Check if the antenna is broken or bent.
on the screen
• Check if the antenna has reached the end of its serviceable life. (3-5 years
in normal use, 1-2 years at the seaside.)
Dotted lines or stripes
• Keep the TV away from noise sources such as cars, motorcycles, or hairdryers.
• If using 300 ohm twin lead, move the excess lead away from the TV or
try using 75-ohm coaxial cable instead.
No color / Dark picture /
• Adjust the Picture Mode options in the Picture settings (see page 31).
Color is not correct / The
• If you set the Power Saving mode to Low or High, it will enhance the
picture is too bright
black level.
Noisy picture
• Make sure that the antenna is connected using a 75-ohm coaxial cable
(not supplied).
• Keep the antenna cable away from other connecting cords.
• To avoid TV interference, make sure to use an undamaged antenna cable.
Blurry picture / Poor color • Transporting the TV from a cold to a warm location or a sudden change
in room temperature may cause moisture condensation, resulting in a
blurry picture or poor color. Turn off your TV and wait a few hours
before powering on again.
Condition
Explanation/Solution
BRAVIA Sync
Cannot find connected
BRAVIA Sync HDMI
device
Second A/V receiver is not
listed on the Device List
• Make sure that the Control for HDMI is set up on both the TV and the
optional device compatible with BRAVIA Sync (see page 25).
• Only one A/V receiver may be used with the BRAVIA Sync and
Control for HDMI functions at one time (see page 43).
PC Input
No picture / No signal
Poor Picture
• Confirm the PC is correctly connected to the TV with either the PC IN
(with an HD15 cable) or with the HDMI IN.
• Ensure the output signal from the PC is one of the formats listed on page
46.
• Turn the PC off. Confirm the PC connection and restart the PC. Plug-andplay will auto-detect the TV and correctly set up PC timing.
• Verify the PC is not in standby or hibernation mode.
• Adjust the resolution (see page 46).
• Adjust Pitch and Phase.
General
TV screen feels warm
Wide Mode changes
automatically
Suddenly the picture gets
smaller
“Black box” on screen
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• Due to the thin profile of this television, the heat generated by the LCD
panel backlight and supporting electronics will be more noticeable. This
is normal operation and not a cause for concern.
• The current Wide Mode setting is automatically replaced with the 4:3
Default setting when you change the channel or video input, if 4:3
Default in the Screen settings is set to other than Off. If you want to
lock in Wide Mode selected with WIDE on the remote control, set 4:3
Default to Off in the Screen settings (see page 35).
• Check the Auto Wide option in the Screen settings (see page 35).
• The picture gets smaller during the commercials due to the method in
which the provider broadcasts their content. When HD content channels
switch to SD content (commercials), the picture may be small with a
black border.
• Auto Wide will not expand the picture during these content changes since the
content information is regulated by the channel signal provider. You can
manually change the Wide Mode if you prefer (see page 27). This setting
will remain in effect until you change the channel or input or manually change
the Wide Mode again.
• You have selected a text option and no text is available (see page 41). To
turn off this feature, set the CC Display option to Off. If you were
trying to select closed captioning, select CC1 instead of Text1-4.
Condition
Black bands appear at the
edges of the screen
Certain programs on DVD
or other digital sources
display a loss of detail,
especially during fastmotion or dark scenes
Remote control does not
operate
Explanation/Solution
• Some wide screen programs are filmed in aspect ratios that are greater
than 16:9 (this is especially common with theatrical releases). Your TV
will show these programs with black bands at the top and bottom of the
screen. For more details, check the documentation that came with your
DVD/Blu-ray (or contact your program provider).
• Programs in 4:3 aspect ratio will have bands on left and right sides of the
screen.
• Programs broadcast in HD formats (720p and 1080i) with 4:3 content
will commonly have black bands on the left and right sides of the screen
which are added by the broadcaster (see image on left).
• Auto Wide will not expand the picture when the black bands on the
sides of the screen are added by the broadcaster. You can manually
change the Wide Mode to Wide Zoom, or Zoom to fill the screen,
which will remain in affect until you change the channel or input or
manually change the Wide Mode again.
• This is due to the digital compression of the source content used by
certain digital broadcasts and DVDs which may cause your TV’s screen
to display less detail than usual, or cause artifacts (small blocks or dots,
pixelations) to appear on your screen. These signal compressions are
more visible and are dependent on the clarity and resolution of the TV.
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Other Information
• To determine if the problem is with the remote control or not, press a
button on the TV.
• Check the polarity of the batteries or replace the batteries.
• Point the remote control at the remote control sensor located at the front of
the TV.
• Keep the remote control sensor area clear from obstacles.
• Fluorescent lamps can interfere with your remote control operation; try
turning off the fluorescent lamps.
Some digital cable channels • Certain cable companies have limitations on the broadcast of digital
are not being displayed
cable channels. Check with your cable company for more information.
• The digital cable channel may be set to Hidden in the Show/Hide
Channels setting (see page 37).
Some photo, music, or
• The accessible file or folder limit in a directory is 1,000 for USB
video files are not
connected equipment. This limit includes non-supported files or just
displaying from my USB
folders. Files or folders are populated based on their time stamps. Photo,
equipment
music files or folders exceeding the limit will not be displayed.
Photo images appear small • Set display size to expanded.
in the screen
• Whether or not photo images can or cannot be displayed in full-screen
depends on the resolution or aspect ratio of the file.
Photo images or folders
• Depending on the image dimension, file size, and number of files in a
take time to display
folder, some photo images or folders take time to display.
• The first time a camera is connected to the TV via USB cable, it may take
up to a couple of minutes for the photos to display.
Lost password
• Select the Password settings on the Parental Lock settings, then enter
the following master password: 4357. This password clears your previous
password and allows you to enter a new password (see page 38).
How to reset the TV to
• Turn on the TV. While holding down V on the remote control, press
factory settings
POWER on the TV. (The TV will turn itself off, then back on again.)
Release V.
IMPORTANT: The reset will clear all of your customized settings
including the Parental Lock setting.
Important Notices
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model: KDL-32/40/46/55/60EX500/
KDL-40/46/55EX501/KDL-32/40/46EX400/
KDL-40/46EX401/KDL-32EX301/KDL-32FA600
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone Number: 858-942-2230
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Pursuant to FCC regulations, you are cautioned that any
changes or modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
The shielded interface cable recommended in this manual
must be used with this equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part
15 of FCC Rules.
Compatible Wall-Mount Bracket Information
Use the following Sony Wall-Mount Bracket with your TV
model.
Sony TV Model No.
KDL-32/40/46/55/60EX500
KDL-40/46/55EX501
KDL-32/40/46EX400
KDL-40/46EX401
KDL-32EX301
KDL-32FA600
For customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
FCC Related Information
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 does 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 antenna.
❑
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
❑
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
Sony Wall-Mount
Bracket Model No.
SU-WL500
Use with other Wall-Mount Brackets may cause instability
and could result in property damages or injury.
Note
This television includes a QAM demodulator which should
allow you to receive unscrambled digital cable television
programming via subscription service to a cable service
provider. Availability of digital cable television
programming in your area depends on the type of
programming and signal provided by your cable service
provider.
For Customers in the United States
The lamp in this product contains mercury.
Disposal of these materials may be regulated
due to environmental considerations. For
disposal or recycling information, please
contact your local authorities or the Electronic
Industries Alliance (www.eiae.org).
To Customers
Sufficient expertise is required for TV installations. Be
sure to subcontract the installation to a Sony dealer or
licensed contractor and pay adequate attention to safety
during the installation.
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Specifications
System
Television system
Channel coverage
Panel system
Speaker output
(except KDL-32FA600)
Speaker output
(KDL-32FA600 only)
NTSC: American TV standard
ATSC (8VSB terrestrial): ATSC compliant 8VSB
QAM on cable: ANSI/SCTE 07 2000 (Does not include CableCARD functionality)
Analog terrestrial: 2 - 69 / Digital terrestrial: 2 - 69
Analog Cable: 1 - 135 / Digital Cable: 1 - 135
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel
10 W + 10 W
50 W (10 W × 5) + 30 W Subwoofer
Input/Output jacks
CABLE/ANTENNA
VIDEO IN 1/2
COMPONENT IN 1/2
HDMI IN 1/2/3/4
AUDIO OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
(OPTICAL)
PC IN
Model name KDL-
D-sub 15-pin, analog RGB, 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, positive
See the PC Input Signal Reference Chart for PC and HDMI IN 1/2/3/4 on page 46.
Stereo mini jack, 500 mVrms, (Typical) / Impedance: 47 kilohms
60EX500
55EX500
55EX501
46EX500
46EX501
40EX500
40EX501
32EX500
Power and others
Power requirement
Power consumption
in use
in standby
Screen size
(inches measured diagonally)
Display resolution
Speaker/Full range (2) (mm)
(inches)
Dimensions
with stand (mm)
(inches)
without stand (mm)
(inches)
wall-mount hole pattern (mm)
wall-mount screw size (mm)
Mass
with stand (kg)
(lb.)
without stand (kg)
(lb.)
110-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (U.S.A./Canada 120 V AC, 60 Hz)
425 W
315 W
255 W
180 W
140 W
Less than 0.23 W Less than 0.23 W with 120 V AC and with 240 V AC less than 0.4 W
with 120 V AC
and with 240 V
AC less than
0.6 W
31.5
54.6
46
40
60
(32 class)
(55 class)
1,920 dots (horizontal) × 1,080 lines (vertical)
45 × 120
45 × 200
45 × 145
45 × 130
13
3
13
(1 /16 × 4 /4)
(1 /16 × 7 7/8)
(1 13/16 × 5 3/4)
(1 13/16 × 5 1/8)
with speaker box
1,455 × 910 × 386 1,324 × 832 × 350 1,127 × 713 × 281 992 × 636 × 260
800 × 534 × 250
57 3/8 × 35 7/8 × 15 1/4 52 1/4 × 32 7/8 × 13 7/8 44 3/8 × 28 1/8 × 11 1/8 39 1/8 × 25 1/8 × 10 1/4 31 1/2 × 21 1/8 × 9 7/8
992 × 599 × 99
800 × 497 × 96
1,455 × 873 × 119 1,324 × 795 × 105 1,127 × 676 × 101
57 3/8 × 34 3/8 × 4 3/4 52 1/4 × 31 3/8 × 4 1/8 44 3/8 × 26 5/8 × 4 39 1/8 × 23 5/8 × 4 31 1/2 × 19 5/8 × 3 7/8
400 × 300
300 × 300
200 × 200
M6 (length: refer to diagram on page 47)
43.0
30.7
21.6
16.4
11.9
94.8
67.7
47.6
36.2
26.3
36.5
26.7
18.7
14.2
9.9
80.4
58.9
41.2
31.3
21.9
(Continued)
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Other Information
PC/HDMI IN 1 AUDIO INPUT
75-ohm external terminal for RF inputs
VIDEO: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO: 500 mVrms (Typical) / Impedance: 47 kilohms
YPBPR (Component Video): Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative / PB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms / Signal format: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
AUDIO: 500 mVrms (Typical) / Impedance: 47 kilohms
HDMI: Video: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080/24p
Audio: Two channel linear PCM 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz, 16, 20 and 24bits, Dolby Digital
PC Input (see page 46)
500 mVrms (typical)
PCM/Dolby Digital optical signal
Model name KDLSupplied accessories
common to all models
individual models
Optional accessories
Model name KDL-
60EX500
55EX500
55EX501
46EX500
46EX501
40EX500
40EX501
32EX500
Remote control RM-YD034 (1)/Size AAA batteries (2)/Operating Instructions (1)/Quick Setup Guide
(1)/Warranty Card (1)/Safety and Regulatory Booklet (1)/Software License (1)/Stand installation
guide (1 except KDL-60EX500)
AC power cord (1) Table-Top Stand (1 set)/AC power cord Table-Top Stand (1 set)/Screw (8)
(1)/Screw (4)
Connecting cables / Support Belt Kit / Wall-Mount Bracket: SU-WL500
46EX400
46EX401
40EX400
40EX401
32EX400
32EX301
32FA600
Power and others
Power requirement
Power consumption
in use
in standby
110-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (U.S.A./Canada 120 V AC, 60 Hz)
Screen size
(inches measured diagonally)
Display resolution
31.5
(32 class)
1,920 dots (horizontal) × 1,080 lines (vertical)
1,366 dots (horizontal) × 768 lines
(vertical)
45 × 130
40 × 100
45 × 145
(1 13/16 × 5 1/8)
(1 5/8 × 4)
(1 13/16 × 5 3/4)
800 × 532 × 220
802 × 570 × 251
1,127 × 711 × 294 992 × 635 × 250
44 3/8 × 28 × 11 5/8 39 1/8 × 25 × 9 7/8
31 1/2 × 21 × 8 3/4
31 5/8 × 22 1/2 × 10
800 × 497 × 97
1,127 × 674 × 102 992 × 598 × 100
802 × 533 × 97
44 3/8 × 26 5/8 × 4 1/8 39 1/8 × 23 5/8 × 4
31 1/2 × 19 5/8 × 3 7/8
31 5/8 × 21 × 3 7/8
150 × 570 × 150
6 × 22 1/2 × 6
300 × 300
200 × 200
M6 (length: refer to diagram on page 47)
13.9
30.7
Speaker/Full range (2) (mm)
(inches)
Dimensions
with stand (mm)
(inches)
without stand (mm)
(inches)
Satellite Speakers (mm)
(inches)
wall-mount hole pattern (mm)
wall-mount screw size (mm)
Mass with stand and Subwoofer
(kg)
(lb.)
with stand (kg)
(lb.)
without stand (kg)
(lb.)
Satellite Speakers (kg)
(lb.)
Supplied accessories
common to all models
individual models
Optional accessories
245 W
170 W
46
40
20.4
45.0
18.1
39.9
15.9
35.1
13.9
30.7
145 W
11.8
26.0
10.1
22.3
1.0
2.2
Remote control RM-YD035 (1)/Size AAA batteries (2)/Operating Instructions (1)/Quick Setup Guide
(1)/Warranty Card (1)/Safety and Regulatory Booklet (1)/Software License (1)/Stand installation
guide (1)/Table-Top Stand (1 set)
Screw (4)
Screw (7)
Screw (7)/Speaker
cable (3)
Connecting cables / Support Belt Kit / Wall-Mount Bracket: SU-WL500 / Satellite Speakers Wall-Mount
Bracket: WS-WV10D (KDL-32FA600)
• Optional accessories availability depends on its stock.
• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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135 W
Less than 0.23 W with 120 V AC and with 240 V AC less than 0.4 W
11.0
24.3
9.5
21.0
Index
0-9 buttons 22
4:3 Default 35
A
HDMI Settings 43
Horizontal Center 35, 36
Hue 31
AC IN 8
Add Digital Channels 37
Advanced Settings 32
Alternate Audio 34
Ambient Sensor 24, 32
Analog Fine Tune 37
AUDIO OUT jack, described 9
Auto Adjustment 36
Auto Program 18, 37
Auto Shut Off 45
Auto Wide 35
I
B
Label Channels 37
Label Video Inputs 42
Language 42
Backlight 31
Balance 33
Bass 33
BRAVIA Sync buttons 20
Brightness 31
C
CABLE/ANTENNA input, described
D
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)
8
Display Area 35
DISPLAY button 22
Dolby Pro Logic II 33
Downloadable U.S. Rating 38
E
English Rating 40
ENT button 22
Enter Password 38
Equalizer 33
External Input Block 38
F
Favorites 37
FAVORITES button 20
French Rating 40
H
HDMI IN jack, described 9
J
JUMP button 22
L
M
MENU button 21, 24
Motionflow 31
Movie Rating 39
MPEG Noise Reduction 31
MTS Audio 34
Music 29
MUTING button 22
T
Test Tone 33
Timer ( ) LED 24
TOOLS 22
Treble 33
Troubleshooting 52–55
TV Rating 39
U
Noise Reduction 31
U.S.A. Rating 40
Unrated 38
USB 9
USB Auto Start 41
P
V
N
PC IN 9
PC Settings 36
Phase 36
Photo 29
Picture 31
Picture Adjustments Lock 43
Picture Frame 29
Picture Mode 31
Picture Off (
) LED 24
PIP 26
Pitch 36
POWER ("/1) button 22, 23
POWER (") LED 24
POWER button 24
Power Saving 45
Product Support 43
Vertical Center 35, 36
Video 29
VIDEO/AUDIO (L/R) jacks,
described 8, 9
Video/Component 1 Selection 42
Viewing Blocked Programs 40
VOL +/– button 22, 24
Volume Offset 33
W
WIDE button 22
Wide Mode 35, 36
R
Rating 38
Reset 31, 33, 55
RETURN button 21
S
SATELLITE jack 9
SCENE button 21
Settings
Channel 37
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Other Information
8
CC button 20
CH +/– button 22, 24
Change Password 38
Channel Block 38
CineMotion 31
Closed Captions (CC) 41
Color 31
Color Temperature 31
COMPONENT IN (1080p/1080i/
720p/480p/480i) 8
Country 38
Idle TV Standby 45
Info Banner 42
Infrared Receiver (IR) 24
Initial Setup 44
INPUT button 20, 24
Installing the TV on a wall 47
Eco 45
Parental Lock 38
Picture 31
Screen 35
Setup 41
Sound 33
Sharpness 31
Show/Hide Channels 37
Signal Type 37
Sleep Timer 42
Sound Mode 33
Speaker 24
Speakers 34
Standby (1) LED 24
Steady Sound 33
SUBWOOFER jack 9
Surround 33