Sears Craftsman 138.37670 Operating instructions

2-597-544-13(1)
™
LCD Projection TV
HD-TV
Operating Instructions
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http://www.sony.net/
KDF-E42A10
KDF-E50A10
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Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the TV. Record
these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever
you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
Contacting Sony
If, after reading the following instructions, you have additional
questions related to the use of your Sony® TV, please call one of the
following numbers.
Customers in the continental United States contact the Direct
Response Center at:
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
or visit http://www.sonystyle.com/tv/
Customers in Canada contact the Customer Relations Center at:
1-877-899-SONY (7669)
or visit http://www.sonystyle.ca/tv/
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE,
NE PAS OUVRIR
PRECAUCION
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Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model: KDF-E42A10/KDF-E50A10
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr.,
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.
RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELECTRICO
NO ABRIR
NOTIFICATION
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
CAUTION
To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized AC plug with an
extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully
inserted to prevent blade exposure.
This 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
For Customers in Canada
CAUTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
When using TV games, computers, and similar products with your
projection TV, keep the brightness and contrast functions at low settings. If
a fixed (non-moving) pattern is left on the screen for long periods of time
at a high brightness or contrast setting, the image can be permanently
imprinted onto the screen. Continuously watching the same program can
cause the imprint of station logos onto the TV screen. These types of
imprints are not covered by your warranty because they are the result of
misuse.
Safety
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Note on Caption Vision
This TV provides display of TV closed captioning in accordance with
§15.119 of the FCC rules.
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Operate the TV only on 120 V AC.
Use the AC power cord specified by Sony and suitable for the
voltage where you use it.
The plug is designed, for safety purposes, to fit into the wall outlet
only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet,
contact your dealer.
If any liquid or solid object should fall inside the cabinet, unplug the
TV immediately and have it checked by qualified service personnel
before operating it further.
If you will not be using the TV for several days, disconnect the power
by pulling the plug itself. Never pull on the cord.
For details concerning safety precautions, see “Important Safety
Instructions” on page 5.
For Customers in the United States
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If you have any questions about this product, you may call; Sony
Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-7669 or
http://www.sony.com/
Installing
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The TV should be installed near an easily accessible power outlet.
To prevent internal heat buildup, do not block the ventilation
openings.
Do not install the TV in a hot or humid place, or in a place subject to
excessive dust or mechanical vibration.
Avoid operating the TV at temperatures below 41°F (5°C).
If the TV is transported directly from a cold to a warm location, or if
the room temperature changes suddenly, the picture may be blurred
or show poor color due to moisture condensation. In this case, please
wait a few hours to let the moisture evaporate before turning on the
TV.
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To obtain the best picture, do not expose the screen to direct
illumination or direct sunlight. It is recommended to use spot
lighting directed down from the ceiling or to cover the windows that
face the screen with opaque drapery. It is desirable to install the TV
in a room where the floor and walls are not of a reflective material.
See pages 13 and 14 for more information on the installation.
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This TV is manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
This TV incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
CAUTION
Use the following Sony appliance(s) only with the following TV STAND.
Use with other TV STAND may cause instability and possibly result in
injury.
SONY APPLIANCE MODEL NO.
KDF-E42A10
KDF-E50A10
SONY TV STAND MODEL NO.
SU-RG11S (KDF-E42A10)
SU-RG11M (KDF-E50A10)
SONY THEATRE STAND SYSTEM MODEL NO.
RHT-G2000
To Customers
Sufficient expertise is required for installing the specified product. Be sure
to subcontract the installation to Sony dealers or licensed contractors and
pay adequate attention to safety during the installation.
For Customers in the United States
This product contains mercury. Disposal of this product may be regulated
if sold in the United States. For disposal or recycling information, please
contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance
(http://www.eiae.org).
Note
This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic
and digital premium cable television programming by direct connection to
a cable system providing such programming. A security card provided by
your cable operator is required to view encrypted digital programming.
Certain advanced and interactive digital cable services such as
video-on-demand, a cable operator’s enhanced program guide and
data-enhanced television services may require the use of a set-top box. For
more information call your local cable operator.
This television also 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.
Trademark Information
CableCARD™ is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
TruSurround XT, SRS and the
symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs,
Inc. TruSurround XT technology is incorporated under license from SRS
Labs, Inc.
Licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under USP4638258, 4482866. “BBE” and
BBE symbol are trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.
Macintosh is a trademark licensed to Apple Computer, Inc., registered in
the U.S.A and other countries.
WEGA, Grand WEGA, WEGA GATE, Steady Sound, Digital Reality
Creation and CineMotion are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
“PlayStation” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.
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Important Safety Instructions
1)
Read these instructions.
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Keep these instructions.
3)
Heed all warnings.
4)
Follow all instructions.
5)
Do not use this apparatus near water.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
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Clean only with dry cloth.
7)
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
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Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
Be sure to observe the TV’s “For Safety”
section on page 6.
Antennas
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna is installed, follow the precautions below. An
outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead
power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come
in contact with such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM,
EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO KEEP FROM
CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONTACT
WITH THEM IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in USA and Section 54
of the Canadian Electrical Code in Canada provides information with
respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
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Antenna Grounding According to the NEC
For Safety
Refer to section 54-300 of Canadian Electrical Code for Antenna
Grounding.
Be Careful When Moving the
TV
Antenna lead-in wire
Ground clamp
Electrical
service
equipment
NEC: National
Electrical Code
Antenna lead-in wire
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding conductors
(NEC section 810-21)
Ground clamps
Power service grounding
electrode system (NEC Art
250 Part H)
Cleaning
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Clean the rear cover area of the TV regularly. Dust in the rear cover
area may cause a problem with the cooling system of the TV set.
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Clean the cabinet of the TV with a dry soft
cloth. To remove dust from the screen, wipe it
gently with a soft cloth. Stubborn stains may be
removed with a cloth slightly dampened with
solution of mild soap and warm water. Never
use strong solvents such as thinner or benzine for cleaning. If the
picture becomes dark after using the TV for a long period of time, it
may be necessary to clean the inside of the TV. Consult qualified
service personnel.
Unplug the AC power cord when cleaning this unit. Cleaning this
unit with a plugged AC power cord may result in electric shock.
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On Contamination on the Screen Surface
The screen surface has a special coating to reduce reflections. To prevent
screen damage, clean the screen as follows:
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Clean the screen with a soft cloth.
To remove hard contamination, use a cloth moistened with a
solution of mild detergent and water. Do not spray cleaning solution
directly onto the TV. It should only be sprayed to moisten the
cleaning cloth.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline cleaner, acid cleaner,
scouring powder, chemical cloth, or solvent such as alcohol,
benzene or thinner, as these may scratch the screen's coating.
When you place the TV in position, be careful
not to drop it on your foot or fingers.
Watch your footing while installing the TV.
STD/DUO
POWER
Carry the TV in the Specified
Manner
If you carry the TV in a manner other than the
specified manner and without the specified number
of persons, it may drop and a serious injury may be
caused. Be sure to follow the instructions
mentioned below.
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Carry the TV with the specified number of persons (see page 13).
Hold the TV tightly when carrying it.
Before carrying the TV, disconnect any accessories or cables.
About the TV
Although the TV is made with high-precision technology, black dots may
appear or bright points of light (red, blue, or green) may appear constantly
on the screen. This is a structural property of the panel and is not a defect.
Installation
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If direct sunlight or other strong illumination shines on the screen,
part of the screen may appear white due to reflections from behind
the screen. This is a structural property of the TV.
Do not expose the screen to direct illumination or direct sunlight.
The picture quality may be affected by your viewing position. For
the best picture quality, install your TV according to
“Recommended Viewing Area” on page 14.
When installing your TV against a wall, keep it at least 4 inches (10
cm) away from the wall.
Projection Lamp
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Your TV uses a projection lamp as its light source. It is time to
replace the lamp with a new one (not supplied) when:
• the lamp replacement indicator on the front panel blinks in red,
• screen images become dark,
• no image appears on the display after prolonged use.
In rare instances, the bulb may pop inside the lamp unit, but the lamp
unit is designed to contain all of broken glass pieces inside the lamp
unit. (See “Replacing the Lamp” on page 86.)
When the lamp eventually burns out, you may hear a noticeable pop
sound. This is normal and is inherent in this type of lamp.
Service
Disposal of Used Batteries
Damage Requiring Service
To preserve our environment, dispose of used batteries according to your
local laws or regulations.
Do not attempt to service the set by yourself since opening
the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards.
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Cooling Fan
This TV uses a cooling fan. You may hear the noise of fan running,
depending on the placement of your TV. The noise may be more noticeable
during the night or when the background noise level is low.
Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician
certifies in writing that he has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
See “Replacing the Lamp” on page 86.
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Contents
Introducing the TV
Welcome ................................................................ 9
Package Contents............................................ 9
Features........................................................... 9
Enjoying Your TV................................................ 11
Notes on the TV ............................................. 11
Screen............................................................ 11
Indicators ....................................................... 12
Projection Lamp ............................................. 12
Installing the TV .................................................. 13
Carrying Your TV ........................................... 13
Take Precaution during Installation................ 13
Preventing the TV from Toppling Over .......... 14
When Installing Your TV against a Wall......... 14
Recommended Viewing Area ........................ 14
TV Controls and Connectors ............................. 15
Front Panel .................................................... 15
Side Panel...................................................... 16
Rear Panel ..................................................... 17
Connecting the TV
Overview.............................................................. 19
Making Video and Audio Connections ........... 19
About Using S VIDEO.................................... 20
About Using HDMI to DVI Adapter................. 20
Basic Connections ............................................. 21
Cable System or VHF/UHF............................ 22
Cable Box and Antenna ................................. 23
Cable Box ...................................................... 24
Satellite Receiver ........................................... 25
Digital Cable Box or Digital Satellite
Receiver......................................................... 26
Equipment with HDMI Connection ................. 27
Equipment with DVI Connection .................... 28
Equipment with Digital Audio (Optical)........... 29
Using CableCARD Device .................................. 30
About Using CableCARD Device................... 30
Activating CableCARD Service...................... 30
Removing the CableCARD Device ................ 31
Setting Up the Channel List............................... 32
Using Initial Setup .......................................... 32
Connecting Optional Equipment .......................33
VCR and Cable ..............................................34
VCR and Cable Box .......................................35
Two VCRs for Tape Editing............................37
DVD Player with Component
Video Connectors...........................................38
DVD Player with
S VIDEO and Audio Connectors ....................39
Personal Computer ........................................40
Camcorder or “PlayStation”............................41
Audio Receiver ...............................................42
Watching the TV
Overview ..............................................................43
Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control.....43
Button Descriptions............................................44
Programming the Remote Control ....................47
Using Other Equipment with Your Remote
Control...........................................................49
Special Buttons on the Remote Control ...........51
Using the GUIDE Button ................................51
Using the WIDE Button ..................................53
Using the JUMP Button ..................................54
Using the FREEZE Button..............................54
Introducing WEGA GATE
Overview of WEGA GATE...................................55
Navigating and Selecting Items .........................57
Using Favorites in WEGA GATE........................57
Using Cable in WEGA GATE ..............................58
Using Antenna in WEGA GATE .........................58
Using External Inputs in WEGA GATE..............59
Using Settings in WEGA GATE..........................59
Using the Settings
Overview ..............................................................61
Accessing the Video Settings............................63
Selecting Video Options .................................63
Selecting PC Video Options ...........................65
Accessing the Audio Settings ...........................66
Selecting Audio Options .................................66
Selecting PC Audio Options ...........................68
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Accessing the Screen Settings ......................... 69
Selecting Screen Options .............................. 69
Selecting PC Screen Options ........................ 71
Accessing the Channel Settings ....................... 72
Selecting Channel Options ............................ 72
Accessing the Parental Lock Settings.............. 74
Selecting Parental Lock Options.................... 74
Viewing Blocked Programs ............................ 75
Selecting Custom Rating Options .................. 76
Accessing the Setup Settings ........................... 78
Selecting Setup Options ................................ 78
Programming Caption Vision ......................... 80
Selecting PC Setup Options .......................... 81
Accessing the Applications Settings................ 83
Selecting Applications Options ...................... 83
Other Information
Overview.............................................................. 85
Contacting Sony ................................................. 85
Replacing the Lamp............................................ 86
How to Replace the Lamp.............................. 86
Troubleshooting ................................................. 90
Remote Control.............................................. 90
CableCARD Device ....................................... 90
Video.............................................................. 91
Audio.............................................................. 92
Channels........................................................ 92
General .......................................................... 93
Specifications .................................................... 94
Index
Index ................................................................... 96
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Introducing the TV
Thank you for purchasing this Sony’s HD LCD projection TV. This manual
is for models KDF-E42A10 and KDF-E50A10.
Package Contents
Along with your new TV, the packing box contains a remote control and two
AA (R6) batteries. See page 95 for the complete list of packaging contents.
Features
Some of the features that you will enjoy with your new TV include:
❑ WEGA GATE™: WEGA GATE is a new feature that allows you to
easily navigate to the most convenient TV functions: favorite channels,
cable channels, antenna channels, external input list or settings.
❑ WEGA Engine: Delivers superb picture quality from any video source
by minimizing the signal deterioration caused by digital-to-analog
conversion and stabilizing the signal processing. This engine features
unique Sony technology, including:
• DRC® (Digital Reality Creation)-MF V1: Unlike conventional
line doublers, the DRC Multifunction feature replaces the signal's
NTSC waveform with the near-HD equivalent by digital mapping
processing. The DRC Palette option lets you customize the level of
detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) to create up to three
custom palettes.
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Integrated HDTV: You can watch digital television programs and
enjoy the improved audio/video quality offered by these programs.
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Wide Screen Mode: Allows you to watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in
wide screen mode (16:9 aspect ratio).
Advanced Iris: This advanced iris shutter works automatically to open
and close according to the incoming signal level to create brighter
whites and better contrast in dark scenes.
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CineMotion®: Using the reverse 3-2 pull down technology, the
CineMotion feature provides smoother picture movement when playing
back movies or other video sources on film.
Parental Control: V-Chip technology allows parents to block
unsuitable programming from younger viewers.
CableCARD™ slot: Provides cable subscribers with access to digitally
encrypted cable channels — without the need for a set-top box — that
will enable you to receive not only standard definition but also high
definition television. The CableCARD device, which is provided by
your cable TV company, is inserted into the TV’s rear panel
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Introducing the TV
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CableCARD slot. After the service is activated with your cable TV
company, the card replaces the need for a separate set-top box. (Check
with your cable TV company about CableCARD service details,
limitations, pricing, and availability. For more information about the
CableCARD device in this manual, see page 30.)
Component Video Inputs: Offers the best video quality for DVD
(480p, 480i) and digital set-top box (1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i)
connections.
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S VIDEO Inputs: Provides a high-quality image from connected
equipment.
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Favorite Channels: With the WEGA GATE function, it allows you to
navigate a list of up to 16 favorite channels without leaving the current
channel.
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Steady Sound®: Equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output
between programs and commercials.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface): Provides an
uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface between this TV and
any HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such as a set-top box,
DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or highdefinition video, plus two-channel digital audio.
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Introducing the TV
Enjoying Your TV
To enjoy your TV for years to come and maintain its original picture quality,
you should perform periodic maintenance.
To enjoy clear picture
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Prevent sunlight or other light sources from shining directly onto the
screen.
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The screen surface is easily scratched. Do not rub, touch, or tap it with
sharp or abrasive objects (see “On Contamination on the Screen
Surface” on page 6).
When not using the TV for a long period of time
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Unplug the AC power cord from the outlet if you anticipate not using
the TV for more than a week.
When turning off the power
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The cooling fan will continue to operate for about two minutes. Allow
several minutes before unplugging from the outlet or switching the
breaker off.
On moisture condensation
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Screen
If your TV is moved directly from a cold to a warm location or is placed
in a humid room, or if the room temperature changes suddenly, the
picture may blur or show poor color. This is caused by moisture
condensation on the lenses inside. Wait a few hours to let the moisture
evaporate before turning on the TV. When the condensation has
evaporated, the picture will return to normal.
To minimize reflection, the screen surface has a special coating.
Inappropriate cleaning methods could damage the screen surface. Special
care is required.
Cleaning the Screen Surface
Dust and dirt on the screen can affect the picture quality. To dust off the
screen use a soft cloth. Be sure to follow the cleaning instruction on page 6
for stubborn stains and dirt.
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Indicators
Screen
PUSH OPEN
TIMER
LAMP
POWER/STANDBY
POWER
Indicators
The indicators show the current status of your TV. If there is a change in the
condition or a problem with the TV, the indicators will flash or light up in
the manner described below to let you know that it requires your attention.
Indicator
Flashing because...
POWER/
green : The lamp for the light source is preparing to turn
STANDBY flashing on. When it is ready, it turns on.
red : The lamp door or the lamp is not securely attached.
The red indicator will continue to flash in intervals of three
blinks at a time until the lamp door or the lamp is placed
correctly. When the lamp door or the lamp is securely
attached, the TV will turn on with green indicator.
LAMP indicator
The projection lamp has burned out. Replace it with new
flashes
one (see page 86).
TIMER indicator is When one of the timers is set, the indicator will remain lit
lit
(will not flash) even when the TV is turned off.
Projection Lamp
How to replace the lamp,
see page 86.
Your TV uses a projection lamp as its light source. As with any lamp, it has
lifespan and needs to be replaced when the Lamp indicator flashes or the
screen becomes darker. Note the following:
❑ After turning on your TV, it may take a while (1 minute or less) before
the picture appears.
❑
✍
When the projection lamp wears out, the screen goes dark. Replace the
lamp with a new Sony XL-2400 replacement lamp (not supplied).
The light emitted from the lamp is quite bright when your TV is in
use. To avoid eye discomfort or injury, do not look into the light
housing when the power is on.
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Introducing the TV
Installing the TV
Carrying Your TV
Carrying the TV requires at least two people. Do not hold by the pedestal or
the front panel of the TV. Doing so may cause these parts to break off.
Introducing the TV
Do not grasp the pedestal
or the front panel of the
TV.
When moving the TV, place one hand in the hole on the lower portion of the
TV while grasping the top with the other hand, as shown in the illustration
below.
KDF-E42A10
KDF-E50A10
If you have connected cables and cords, be sure to unplug them before
moving the TV.
Take Precaution
during Installation
To ensure the safety of children and the TV, keep children away from the TV
during installation. Climbing on or pushing the TV or its stand may cause it
to fall and damage the TV.
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Introducing the TV
Preventing the TV
from Toppling Over
As a protective measure, secure the TV as follows.
Using the TV stand with support belts
❑ Sony strongly recommends using the TV stand SU-RG11S (for KDF-
E42A10)/SU-RG11M (for KDF-E50A10) with a support belt designed
for your TV.
✍ When using the SU-RG11S (for KDF-E42A10)/SU-RG11M (for KDFE50A10) stand for your TV, you must use the support belt.
When Installing Your
TV against a Wall
Keep your TV at least 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall to provide proper
ventilation.
Recommended
Viewing Area
Your viewing position may affect the picture quality.
For the best picture quality, install your TV within the areas shown below.
Model
Viewing distance
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Introducing the TV
TV Controls and Connectors
Front Panel
To open the panel
TV/VIDEO
PUSH OPEN
VOLUME
LAMP POWER/STANDBY
POWER
0
CANNEL
To open the front panel of your
TV, push up the panel door just
under the "PUSH OPEN" mark.
TIMER
LAMP
POWER/STANDBY
5
6
7
POWER
WEGA GATE
TV/VIDEO
VOLUME
CHANNEL
2
3
4
1
8
9
Item
Description
1 WEGA GATE
Press to display WEGA GATE to activate the
, B, b, v, and V buttons. Press again to exit
WEGA GATE to activate the TV/VIDEO, – VOLUME + and – CHANNEL+ buttons.
Press to confirm the selection or setting.
Press repeatedly to cycle through the video equipment connected to the TV’s video inputs.
2
TV/VIDEO
3
Press to adjust the volume.
– VOLUME +
4
Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through channels, press and hold either – or +.
– CHANNEL +
5 TIMER LED
When lit, indicates one of the timers or Sleep is set. When it is set, this LED will remain lit even if
the TV is turned off. For details, see page 83.
6 LAMP LED
Lights up in red when the lamp for the light source has burned out. For details, see “Replacing the
Lamp” on page 86.
Lights up in green when the TV is turned on. If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may
indicate the display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 2). When the red LED
blinks only three times, the lamp door of the lamp unit or the lamp itself is not securely attached
(see page 88).
7 POWER/
STANDBY LED
8 (IR) Infrared
Receiver
9 POWER
Receives IR signals from the remote control.
Do not put anything near the sensor, as its function may be affected.
q; Speaker
Outputs audio signal.
Press to turn on and off the TV.
✍
The CHANNEL + button has a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference
when operating the TV.
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TIMER
PUSH OPEN
WEGA GATE
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Introducing the TV
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
VIDEO/HD/DVD IN
2
R-AUDIO-L(MONO) VIDEO P R /C R
1
P B /C B
Y
2
Side Panel
TIMER
PUSH OPEN
LAMP
POWER/STANDBY
POWER
WEGA GATE
TV/VIDEO
VOLUME
CANNEL
Jack
Description
1 HD/DVD IN 2
(1080i/720p/
480p/480i)
2 VIDEO IN 2
VIDEO/ AUDIO L
(MONO)/ AUDIO R
Connect to your DVD player’s or digital set-top box’s component video (YPBPR) and audio
(L/R) jacks. Component video provides better picture quality than the S VIDEO (5 of rear
panel) or the composite video (6 of rear panel) connections (see page 18).
Connect to the composite video and audio output jacks on your camcorder or other video
equipment. When Auto is selected for the Video 2 (Component) option in the Setup
settings, the component video function will be preferentially activated (see page 79).
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Introducing the TV
Rear Panel
Introducing the TV
CABLE
VHF/UHF
2
1
AUDIO RGB
7
PC IN
AUDIO
Y
R
L
S VIDEO
PB/CB
VIDEO
PR/CR
6
3
DIGITAL AUDIO
(OPTICAL) OUT
PCM/
DOLBY DIGITAL
L
L
(MONO)
AUDIO
L
AUDIO
R
R
1
3
VIDEO IN
4
9
4
5
R
HD / DVD IN
AUDIO
OUT
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
(VAR/FIX)
q;
5
Jack
6
7
8
Description
1 CABLE
RF input that connects to your cable and VHF/UHF antenna signal.
VHF/UHF
2 CableCARD slot CableCARD device provides cable subscribers with access to secure, digitally encrypted cable
channels — without the need for a set-top box — that will enable you to receive not only
standard definition but also high definition television. For more information, see page 30.
3 PC IN 7
Connect to the video output connector and audio output jack on your personal computer. For
details, see page 40.
4 HDMI IN 6
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital
HDMI/
audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such
L-AUDIO-R
as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition
video, plus two-channel digital audio. You can also connect a DVI-equipped device to your
TV by using an HDMI-to-DVI cable.
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Introducing the TV
Jack
Description
5 VIDEO IN 1
S VIDEO
6 VIDEO IN 1/3
VIDEO/
L-AUDIO-R
7 HD/DVD IN 4/5
(1080i/720p/
480p/480i)/
L-AUDIO-R
Connects to the S VIDEO output jack of your VCR or other video equipment that has
S VIDEO. S VIDEO provides better picture quality than the composite video (6).
Connect to the composite video and audio output jacks on your VCR or other video
component. A third composite video and audio (VIDEO 2) is located on the left side panel of
the TV.
Connect to your DVD player’s or digital set-top box’s component video (YPBPR) and audio
(L/R) jacks. Component video provides better picture quality than the S VIDEO (5) or the
composite video (6) connections.
8 AUDIO OUT
(VAR/FIX) L/R
Connect to the left and right audio input jacks of your audio or video equipment. You can use
these outputs to listen to your TV’s audio through your stereo system.
9 DIGITAL AUDIO Connects to the optical audio input of a digital audio component that is PCM/Dolby Digital
(OPTICAL) OUT compatible.
(PCM/DOLBY*
DIGITAL)
q; AC IN
Connects the supplied AC power cord.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
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Connecting the TV
Overview
To display clear crisp pictures, you must connect your TV correctly and
choose the correct display format (see “Using the WIDE Button” on page
53). It is strongly recommended to connect the antenna using a 75-ohm
coaxial cable to receive optimum picture quality signal. A 300-ohm twin
lead cable can be easily affected by radio noise and the like, resulting in
signal deterioration. If you use a 300-ohm twin lead cable, keep it as far
away as possible from the TV.
Making Video and
Audio Connections
The signals that enter your TV and connected devices will need to output in
the correct format using the suitable connections. Below are different types
of video connectors available these days. Your TV comes with all types of
connectors with the exception of the DVI connector but your cable box or
satellite receiver may be equipped with this type. When connecting your TV,
use the inputs that are available on your devices that provide the best video
performance, as described below.
Best Video
Performance
Separate audio
connection required
Connector type
HDMI
(High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
No
DVI (Digital Video Interface) *
Y
PB/CB
PR/CR
Component video
(480i/480p/720p/1080i)
Yes
L-AUDIO-R
S VIDEO
Composite video
RF/Coaxial
No
* An adapter is necessary when you are connecting a DVI-equipped device to this TV
(see page 20).
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Your new LCD projection TV can receive both analog and digital
broadcasting signals from antenna, satellite and cable TV.
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Connecting the TV
About Using
S VIDEO
If the optional equipment you are connecting has an S VIDEO jack
(shown at left), you can use an S VIDEO cable for improved picture
quality (compared to an A/V cable). Because S VIDEO carries only
the video signal, you also need to connect audio cables for sound, as
shown below.
Example of an S VIDEO Connection
Rear of TV
S VIDEO cable
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L
Equipment with S VIDEO
(MONO)
AUDIO
R
1
3
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
VIDEO IN
Audio cable
About Using HDMI
to DVI Adapter
If you are connecting equipment with DVI connector with this TV, you will
need to use an adapter. You can use an HDMI-to-DVI cable or an HDMI
adapter (not supplied). Both are available from your local electronics store.
When you use the adapter, you will also need to use separate audio cables
for sound as DVI connector is for video signals only.
HDMI-to-DVI cable
HDMI adapter
Audio cable
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Connecting the TV
Basic Connections
The way in which you connect your TV will vary, depending on how your
home receives a signal (antenna and satellite; cable and cable box) and
whether or not you plan to connect a VCR.
If You Are Connecting
See Page
Cable System or VHF/UHF
22
No cable box or VCR
Cable Box and Antenna
23
❑
Cable box unscrambles only some
channels (usually premium channels)
❏
No VCR
Cable Box
❑
❑
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❑
24
Cable box unscrambles all channels
No VCR
Satellite Receiver
Digital Cable Box or Digital Satellite Receiver
Equipment with HDMI Connection
Equipment with DVI Connection
Equipment with Digital Audio (OPTICAL)
25
26
27
28
29
If you are connecting a VCR
❑
See the connections described on pages 34 and 35.
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Connecting the TV
Cable System or
VHF/UHF
For best results, use this connection if you:
❑
❑
Have a cable and/or an antenna.
(This is convenient if you are using a separate rooftop antenna to receive
additional channels that are not provided by your cable TV company.)
Do not have a cable box or VCR. (If you have a cable box, see pages 23
and 24. If you have a VCR, see pages 34 and 35.)
Antenna System
Cable Type
Connect As Shown
Cable TV (CATV)
and Antenna
CATV cable
Antenna cable
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This...
Do This ...
Switch the TV’s input between Press ANT to switch back and forth between the
the cable and antenna
TV’s VHF/UHF and CABLE inputs.
✍
Do not use an indoor antenna, which is especially susceptible to
radio noise.
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Connecting the TV
Cable Box and
Antenna
❑
Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium
channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble
all channels.
❑
You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 34 and 35.)
With this connection you can:
❑
Use the TV’s remote control to change channels coming through the
cable box to the TV’s CABLE input. (You must first program the
remote control for your specific cable box; see “Programming the
Remote Control” on page 47.)
❑
Use the TV’s remote control to change channels coming directly into
the TV’s VHF/UHF input jack.
CATV cable
IN
OUT
Cable box
Antenna
cable
Coaxial
cable
CABLE
VHF/UHF
Rear of TV
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Use the cable box
Tune the TV to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3
or 4) and then use the cable box to switch channels.
Set up the TV remote control to operate the cable Program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote
box
Control” on page 47.
Activate the remote control to operate the cable
box
Press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION) once, and the SAT/CABLE
indicator lights up.
Prevent the accidental switching of TV channels When using the cable box, ensure that the TV remains tuned to the
channel that the cable box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4).
Switch the TV’s input between the cable box and Press ANT to switch back and forth between the TV’s VHF/UHF
antenna
(scrambled channels) and CABLE (unscrambled) inputs.
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Before connecting a cable
box, see “Using
CableCARD Device” on
page 30.
For best results, use this connection if:
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Connecting the TV
Cable Box
Before connecting a cable
box, see “Using
CableCARD Device” on
page 30.
For best results, use this connection if:
❑
Your cable company scrambles all channels, which requires you to use a
cable box.
❑
You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 34 and 35.)
With this connection you can:
❑
Use the TV’s remote control to change channels coming through the
cable box to the TV’s VHF/UHF input jack. (You must first program the
remote control for your specific cable box.)
To connect the cable box
1
2
3
Connect the CATV cable to the cable box’s input jack.
Use a coaxial cable to connect the cable box’s output jack to the TV’s
VHF/UHF input jack.
Run Auto Program, as described in “Setting Up the Channel List” on
pages 32.
CATV cable
Coaxial cable
VHF/UHF
Rear of TV
OUT
IN
Cable box
Notes on Using This Connection
To do this...
Do This ...
Use the cable box
Tune the TV to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3
or 4) and then use the cable box to switch channels.
Set up the TV remote control to operate the cable Program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote
box
Control” on page 47.
Activate the remote control to operate the cable
box
Press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION) once, and the SAT/CABLE
indicator lights up.
Prevent the accidental switching of TV channels When using the cable box, ensure that the TV remains tuned to the
channel that the cable box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4).
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Connecting the TV
Satellite Receiver
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s
SATELLITE IN jack.
2
Use A/V and S VIDEO cables to connect the satellite receiver’s AUDIO
and S VIDEO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO and S VIDEO IN jacks.
3
Use a coaxial cable to connect your cable to the TV’s CABLE jack, or
your antenna to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack.
✍
If your satellite receiver is not equipped with S VIDEO, use a VIDEO
cable (yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable.
Rear of TV
CABLE
VHF/UHF
Coaxial cable
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L
(MONO)
AUDIO
R
1
3
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO-L
AUDIO-R
Satellite receiver
Satellite
antenna
cable
A/V cable
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
S VIDEO cable
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Connecting the TV
Digital Cable Box or
Digital Satellite
Receiver
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
1
Connect the RF coaxial cable from the CATV or satellite dish to the
input of the digital cable box or digital satellite receiver.
2
Use a component video cable to connect the digital cable box or satellite
receiver’s YPBPR jacks to the TV’s Y PB/CB PR/CR jacks. Use the
HD/DVD IN 4 or 5 input.
✍
3
✍
Component video (Y PB/CB PR/CR) connection is necessary to view
480p, 720p, and 1080i formats. Note that this TV displays all format
types of picture in a resolution of 1280 dots x 720 lines.
Use an audio cable to connect the digital cable box or satellite receiver’s
AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO IN jacks.
The Y PB/CB PR/CR jacks do not provide audio, so audio cables
must be connected to provide sound.
Digital cable box or satellite receiver
Y
Rear of TV
PB/CB
PR/CR
Component video cable
Y
S VIDEO
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
PB/CB
VIDEO
L
PR/CR
L
(MONO)
AUDIO
AUDIO
R
Audio cable
AUDIO-L
AUDIO-R
R
1
3
VIDEO IN
4
5
HD / DVD IN
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
RF coaxial cable
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Connecting the TV
Equipment with
HDMI Connection
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
Using an HDMI cable, connect the equipment’s HDMI OUT jack to the
TV’s HDMI IN jack.
Connecting the TV
z The HDMI jack
provides both video
and audio signals, so it
is not necessary to
connect an audio cable.
Use this hookup if:
❑ Your equipment has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).
Rear of TV
AUDIO
R
Equipment with HDMI output
L
6
HDMI cable
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Connecting the TV
Equipment with DVI
Connection
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
If you are connecting with DVI-HDTV output, you can connect to the TV’s
HDMI IN jack by using an HDMI-to-DVI cable or an adapter (both not
supplied).
Rear of TV
AUDIO
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
R
L
6
Equipment with DVI output
AUDIO-R
AUDIO-L
HDMI-to-DVI cable or adapter
Audio cable
✍
When using a HDMI-to-DVI cable or an adapter, be sure to connect
the DVI output connector first; then connect to the HDMI input on
your TV.
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Connecting the TV
Equipment with
Digital Audio
(Optical)
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
You can use the TV's DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT jack to connect a
digital audio device that is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible, such as an audio
amplifier.
Rear of TV
DIGITAL AUDIO
(OPTICAL) OUT
PCM/
DOLBY DIGITAL
The DIGITAL AUDIO
(OPTICAL) OUT jack is
available when the TV
receives a digital TV
channel.
Optical audio cable
Audio amplifier
LINE
OUT
L AUDIO R
LINE
IN
OPTICAL
IN
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Using an optical audio cable, connect the device's OPTICAL IN jack to the
TV's DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT jack.
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Connecting the TV
Using CableCARD Device
The CableCARD device provides cable subscribers with access to digitally
encrypted cable channels — without the need for a set-top box — that will
enable you to receive not only standard definition but also high definition
television. The CableCARD device, which is provided by your cable TV
company, is inserted into the TV’s rear panel CableCARD slot. After the
service is activated with your cable TV company, the card replaces the need
for a separate set-top box.
About Using
CableCARD Device
If you are planning to use a separate cable box for digital cable TV services,
you may be able to receive programming using this TV with the
CableCARD device instead — except in the following circumstances:
❑ Your cable TV company does not provide CableCARD service in your
viewing area.
❑ You want to access your cable TV company’s interactive or advanced
features (such as video-on-demand or, in some cases, pay-per-view). At
this time, these services require a bidirectional link, which are only
available through the use of a separate set-top box. CableCARD device
is currently a unidirectional device only, and cannot provide these
advanced services.
Check with your cable TV company for CableCARD service details,
limitations, pricing, and availability, all of which are determined by your
cable TV company — not Sony.
Activating
CableCARD Service
Before you can use CableCARD service, you need to insert the CableCARD
device (supplied by your cable TV company) and activate the service, as
described below:
1
✍
2
Insert the CableCARD device into the CableCARD slot.
CAUTION: When inserting the CableCARD device, the rear side of
the card should face forward. Inserting the CableCARD incorrectly
may result in permanent damage to the card and the TV.
Gently push the card into the slot until it locks into place.
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z You can also access
information about your
CableCARD device in
the Applications settings
(see page 84).
After 1-2 minutes, the CableCARD device setup screen is automatically
displayed. This screen includes information your cable TV company
will request before they can activate your service.
4
Follow the displayed instructions: Phone your cable TV company. A
representative will guide you through the activation process.
5
After your CableCARD device is activated, your cable TV company
will download the service information, including the channel list, to the
CableCARD device. After the CableCARD device has acquired
channels from your cable TV company, the TV tunes to the lowest
available channel.
Removing the
CableCARD Device
In the event you want to cancel your service, contact your cable TV
company.
✍
1
Once the CableCARD device is removed, your TV will no longer
decrypt digital cable TV programming services that require
CableCARD.
Push the eject button on the CableCARD slot to release the card.
Eject button
2
Pull the CableCARD device straight out of the slot to remove it.
To install a different CableCARD device, follow the instructions in
“Activating CableCARD Service” on page 30.
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Setting Up the Channel List
After you finish connecting the TV, you can run the Initial Setup to create a
list of available analog and digital channels. The Initial Setup screen appears
when you turn on the TV for the first time after hooking it up. If you choose
to set up the channels at a later time, select the Auto Program option in the
Channel setting to scan available channels (see below).
✍
Using Initial Setup
The Initial Setup feature does not apply for installations that use a
cable box for all channel selection.
To run Initial Setup the first time you turn on your TV
1
TV POWER
Press
to turn on the TV.
The Initial Setup screen appears.
2
Press V or v to highlight the on-screen
display language. Then press
. The
messages “First please connect cable
and/or antenna” appears. This may require
50+ minutes for completion and “Start
auto program now?” appears.
3 Press V or v to highlight “Yes” then press .
Auto Program performed through Initial Setup will automatically create a
list of receivable channels from both VHF/UHF antenna and cable TV
channels if both sources are connected.
✍
✍
Auto Program may take a while (20 to 50 minutes) to complete. A
progress bar is displayed while available channels are being
scanned. If you cancel the Auto Program before all receivable
channels are scanned, you may want to perform the task later (see
“To run Auto Program at a later time” below).
If you selected “No” during the Initial Setup, the Initial Setup
message will appear each time you turn on the TV until you
complete the Auto Program as a reminder.
To run Auto Program at a later time
1
2
✍
Select Settings in WEGA GATE, and then go to Channel settings.
Select Auto Program then select Start.
Auto Program will create a list of receivable channels for the
current input (VHF/UHF antenna or CABLE). You will be required to
run Auto Program for each RF input to create a list of available
channels from both inputs.
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Connecting Optional Equipment
You can connect a variety of optional equipment to your TV. This section
provides some of the individual connections you can make. For multiple
connections, please refer to the Quick Setup Guide.
If You Are Connecting
See Page
34
VCR and Cable Box
35
Two VCRs for Tape Editing
37
DVD Player with Component Video Connectors
38
DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors
39
Personal Computer
40
Camcorder or “PlayStation”
41
Audio Receiver
42
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VCR and Cable
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VCR and Cable
Use this hookup if:
❑ You have cable TV that does not require a cable box.
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
1
2
Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter.
3
Use a coaxial cable to connect the splitter's other output jack to the
VCR’s input jack.
4
Use A/V and S VIDEO cables to connect the VCR’s AUDIO and
S VIDEO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO and S VIDEO IN jacks.
✍
Use a coaxial cable to connect one of the output jack of the splitter to
the TV’s CABLE jack.
If your VCR is not equipped with S VIDEO, use a VIDEO cable
(yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable.
Rear of TV
CABLE VHF/UHF
Y
S VIDEO
PB/CB
VIDEO
PR/CR
L
L
(MONO)
AUDIO
AUDIO
R
R
1
3
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
CATV
cable
Splitter
Coaxial
cable
4
5
HD / DVD IN
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
VIDEO
AUDIO-L
AUDIO-R
VCR
A/V cable
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
S VIDEO cable
Coaxial cable
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VCR and Cable Box
Before connecting a cable
box, see “Using
CableCARD Device” on
page 30.
Use this hookup if:
❑ Your cable TV company scrambles some channels, but not all of them
(pay channels vs. regular cable channels) and you need to use a cable
box.
With this connection you can:
Use the TV’s remote control to change channels on your cable box
when the signal is scrambled. To program your Sony remote control to
operate your cable box, see “Programming the Remote Control” on
page 47.
❑
Use the TV’s remote control to change channels on your TV when the
signal is not scrambled. Your TV’s tuner provides a better picture
quality than the output of your cable box.
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
1
2
Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter.
3
Use a coaxial cable to connect the splitter’s other output jack to the
cable box’s input jack.
4
Use a coaxial cable to connect the cable box’s output jack to the VCR’s
RF input jack.
5
Use an A/V cable to connect the cable box’s A/V output jacks to the
TV’s A/V input jacks.
6
Use an A/V and S VIDEO cables to connect the VCR’s AUDIO and S
VIDEO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO and S VIDEO IN jacks.
✍
7
✍
Use a coaxial cable to connect one of the output jack of the splitter to
the TV’s CABLE jack.
If your VCR is not equipped with S VIDEO, use a VIDEO cable
(yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable.
Run Initial Setup, as described in “Setting Up the Channel List” on page
32.
To view scrambled channels, tune the TV to the channel the cable
box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4) and then use the cable box to
switch channels.
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Rear of TV
CABLE
VHF/UHF
Y
S VIDEO
PB/CB
VIDEO
PR/CR
L
L
(MONO)
AUDIO
AUDIO
R
R
1
3
4
VIDEO IN
Coaxial
cable
CATV
cable
VIDEO
AUDIO-L
AUDIO-R
S VIDEO
cable
5
HD / DVD IN
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
VIDEO
AUDIO-L
AUDIO-R
VCR
6
Splitter
Coaxial
cable
A/V cable
Cable box
A/V cable
Coaxial cable
Cables are often
color-coded to
connectors. Connect red
to red,
white to white, etc.
If you are connecting a
digital cable box, you will
need a special bidirectional splitter
designed to work with your
cable box.
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Two VCRs for Tape
Editing
Using
S VIDEO jacks?
See page 20.
If you connect two VCRs, you can record from one VCR to the other while
using your TV to monitor what is being recorded.
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
Use an A/V cable to connect the playback VCR’s A/V output jacks to
the recording VCR’s A/V input jacks.
2
Use an A/V cable to connect the recording VCR’s A/V output jacks to
the TV’s A/V input jacks.
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
Rear of TV
VCR (playback)
VCR (recording)
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L
(MONO)
AUDIO
R
1
3
VIDEO IN
AUDIO-R
AUDIO-L
VIDEO
A/V cable
✍
✍
✍
✍
A/V cable
To perform tape editing, set the TV to the video input intended for
playback by pressing TV/VIDEO on the remote control.
You may need to change the video input on your VCR. See your
VCR’s operating manual for instructions.
If your VCRs have S VIDEO jacks: For best picture quality, use an
S VIDEO connection instead of the VIDEO cable (yellow) on your
combined A/V cable.
Using an S VIDEO cable, connect the playback VCR’s S VIDEO OUT
jack to the recording VCR’s S VIDEO IN jack. S VIDEO does not
provide audio, so audio cables must be connected to provide
sound.
You cannot record signals from equipment connected to the Y
PB/CB PR/CR input.
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DVD Player with
Component
Video Connectors
Use this hookup if:
❑ Your DVD player has component (YPBPR) jacks.
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
1
✍
2
Use a component video cable to connect the DVD player’s YPBPR jacks
to the TV’s Y PB/CB PR/CR jacks. Use the HD/DVD IN 4 or 5 input.
The YPBPR jacks on your DVD player are sometimes labeled YCBCR,
or Y, B-Y and R-Y. If so, connect the cables to like colors.
Use an audio cable to connect the DVD player’s AUDIO OUT jacks to
the TV’s AUDIO IN jacks. Be sure to use the same row of inputs that
you used for the video connection (HD/DVD IN 4 or 5).
Component video cable
Y
PB/CB
PR/CR
Rear of TV
DVD player
Y
S VIDEO
PB/CB
VIDEO
PR/CR
L
L
(MONO)
AUDIO
AUDIO
R
R
1
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
3
VIDEO IN
4
5
HD / DVD IN
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
AUDIO-R
AUDIO-L
Audio cable
✍
To take advantage of the Wide Mode feature, set the DVD player’s
aspect ratio to 16:9. For details, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your DVD player.
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DVD Player with
S VIDEO and Audio
Connectors
Use this hookup if:
❑ Your DVD player does not have component (YPBPR) jacks.
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
Use an A/V cable to connect the DVD player’s AUDIO OUT jacks to
the TV’s AUDIO IN jacks.
2
Use an S VIDEO cable to connect the DVD player’s S VIDEO jack to
the TV’s S VIDEO jack.
Rear of TV
S VIDEO
S VIDEO
DVD player
S VIDEO
cable
VIDEO
L
(MONO)
AUDIO
R
1
3
VIDEO IN
AUDIO-R
VIDEO
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
AUDIO-L
A/V cable
✍
✍
✍
✍
If your DVD player is not equipped with S VIDEO, use a VIDEO
cable (yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable.
To watch a DVD, press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the DVD
input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). If you have a non-Sony DVD
player and want to set up the TV remote control to operate it,
you must program the remote control. See “Programming the
Remote Control” on page 47.
To control DVD functions with the TV remote control, see
“Operating a DVD Player or DVD Changer” on page 49.
To easily identify equipment connected to the TV, see the
instructions for setting up Label Video Inputs on page 79.
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Personal Computer
z When connecting to an
Apple Macintosh
computer, use the
HD15-HD15 cable to
connect PC IN of the
TV to video output
connector of the
computer. For some
Apple Macintosh
computers, it may be
necessary to use an
adapter (not supplied).
If this is the case,
connect the adapter to
the computer before
connecting the HD15HD15 cable.
z If the picture is noisy or
flickering, adjust the
Phase and Pitch in the
Screen settings on
page 71.
To connect a PC (personal computer)
If you connect your PC to the TV, you can watch your personal computer’s
display on the TV.
When your PC is connected to the TV with the HD15-HD15 cable and
optional audio cable, you can view and listen to the PC’s video and audio
output on the TV.
Rear of TV
AUDIO RGB
7
PC IN
Audio
cable
(stereo mini
plugs)
HD15-HD15
cable (analog
RGB)
To monitor port (15-pin D-Sub)
To audio output jack
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Camcorder or
“PlayStation”
You can connect a camcorder or “PlayStation” to your TV. For easy
connection, use VIDEO IN 2 on the left side of the TV. To use the S VIDEO
jack instead of the VIDEO jack (yellow), use VIDEO IN 1 on the rear panel
of the TV.
To connect a camcorder or “PlayStation” to VIDEO IN 1
To connect a camcorder or “PlayStation” to VIDEO IN 2
Select Off in the Video 2 (Component) option in the Setup settings (see
page 79). Use an A/V cable to connect the A/V output jacks on the
camcorder or “PlayStation” to the A/V input jacks on the left side of the TV.
✍
✍
If your camcorder is not equipped with S VIDEO, use a VIDEO
cable (yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable.
If you have a mono camcorder, connect its audio output jack to the
TV’s L MONO audio input jack.
“PlayStation”
Camcorder
Rear of TV
or
S VIDEO
S VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
L
(MONO)
AUDIO-L
AUDIO
R
1
3
VIDEO IN
AUDIO-R
To
S VIDEO
jack
To A/V output jacks
S VIDEO cable
A/V cable
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Use A/V and S VIDEO cables to connect the AUDIO and S VIDEO OUT
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jacks on the rear panel of the TV, as shown below.
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Audio Receiver
For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through
your stereo system (see page 67).
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections.
Using an audio cable, connect the TV’s AUDIO OUT (VAR/FIX) jacks to
the audio receiver’s audio LINE IN jacks.
✍
AUDIO OUT jacks are operable only when the TV’s Speaker is set to
Off.
Rear of TV
L
R
AUDIO
OUT
(VAR/FIX)
AUDIO-L
AUDIO-R
Audio cable
Line
input
Audio receiver
Cables are often
color-coded to connectors.
Connect red to red,
white to white, etc.
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Overview
The table on the next page describes the buttons on the remote control.
Page
43
Button Descriptions
Programming the Remote Control
44
47
Manufacturer’s Codes
Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control
48
49
Special Buttons on the Remote Control
51
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Topic
Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control
Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E on
the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment.
1
✍
✍
✍
2
To avoid possible damage from battery leakage, remove the
batteries if you anticipate the remote control will not be used for an
extended period.
Handle the remote control with care. Avoid dropping it, getting it
wet, or placing it in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in high
humidity.
Your remote control can be programmed to operate most video
equipment. (See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 47.)
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Button Descriptions
Button
MUTING TV/VIDEO
DVD/
VCR
DVR
SAT/
CABLE
TV
1 MUTING
2 TV/VIDEO
FUNCTION
3 FUNCTION
Buttons
ENT
JUMP
ANT
MTS/SAP
FREEZE
SOUND
PICTURE
TV/SAT
SUR
WIDE
E
DI
S
GU
ID
PL
AY
4 0-9, ENT
5
6 JUMP
RN
TO
O
TU
LS
RE
WEGA GATE
PREV
REPLAY
7 ANT
ADVANCE NEXT
8 SOUND
PLAY
VISUAL SEARCH
PAUSE
STOP
9 PICTURE
CH
VOL
REC
Description
POWER TV POWER
REC PAUSE
TOP MENU MENU
F1
REC STOP
F2
TV
z The 5 button, CH + button,
MTS/SAP and Play button
have a tactile dot. Use the
tactile dot as a reference
when operating the TV.
0 GUIDE
qa RETURN
qs DVD/VCR
Operating
Buttons
Press to mute the sound. Press again or press VOL + to unmute.
Press to cycle through the video equipment connected to your
TV’s video inputs.
The FUNCTION button indicator lights up momentarily when
pressed to show which external equipment the remote control is
operating. When the remote control is set to operate the external
equipment, these buttons will operate the equipment you choose.
You must first press one of these FUNCTION buttons to operate
the corresponding equipment. See page 47 for Programming the
Remote Control.
Press 0-9 to select a channel: the channel changes after 2
seconds. Press ENT to change channels immediately.
Use
with 0-9 and ENT buttons to select digital channels
(for example, 2.1).
Press to jump back and forth between two channels. The TV
alternates between the current channel and the last channel that
was selected.
Press to change between the VHF/UHF input and the CABLE
input.
Press to cycle through different sound settings: Dynamic for
enhance treble and bass, Standard for spoken dialog and
Custom for flat setting.
Press repeatedly to cycle through the available video picture
modes: Vivid, Standard, Custom. The video picture modes can
be also accessed in the Video menu. For details, see “Selecting
Video Options” on page 63.
Press to display the TV’s program guide.
Press to return to normal viewing.
When FUNCTION is switched on DVR or DVD/VCR, these
buttons operate the video equipment you have programmed into
the remote control. For details, see “Using Other Equipment with
Your Remote Control” on page 49.
&m PREV: Press to replay the current program from the
previous Chapter Mark (if any) or from the beginning of the live
TV cache.
REPLAY: Press to replay the current program for a set period
of time.
ADVANCE: Press to advance forward a set period of time
when playing back a recorded program.
M& NEXT: Press to advance forward to the next Chapter Mark
(if any) or to live TV when playing back a recorded program.
m (fast reverse): Press to play a program in fast rewind mode.
H PLAY: Press to play a program at a normal speed.
M (fast forward): Press to play a program in fast forward
mode.
X PAUSE: Press to pause playback.
x STOP: Press to stop the playback of a recorded program.
z
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Button
qd VISUAL
SEARCH
qf VOL +/–
qg DVD/VCR
Record
Buttons
ql TV POWER
w; MTS/SAP
wa FREEZE
ws TV/SAT/SUR
wd WIDE
wf DISPLAY
wg V/v/B/b
wh TOOLS
wj WEGA GATE
wk CH +/–
To be used only with your connected external equipment with
visual search function. (Non-operable button for TV)
Press to adjust the volume.
z REC: Press to record. By pressing this button alone will start
the recording.
X REC PAUSE: Press to pause the recording.
x REC STOP: Press to stop the recording.
Press to display the disc menu from your connected DVD player.
Press to display the disc menu from your connected DVD player.
Press to turn on/off the external equipment selected from the
FUNCTION buttons 3.
Press to turn on/off the TV.
Press repeatedly to cycle through the Multi-channel TV Sound
(MTS) options: Stereo, Auto SAP (Second Audio Program),
and Mono. The MTS setting can be also accessed in the Audio
setting. For more details, see “Selecting Audio Options” on
page 66.
Press to freeze the current picture. Press again to restore the
picture. For details, see “Using the FREEZE Button” on page 54.
TV/SAT: While in SAT/CABLE FUNCTION, press to switch
between the satellite receiver and antenna.
SUR: Press SUR (Surround Sound) repeatedly to step through
the available audio effect models: TruSurround XT, Simulated,
Off.
Press repeatedly to step through the Wide Screen Mode setting:
Wide Zoom, Normal, Full and Zoom. The Wide Screen Mode
setting can be also accessed in the Screen setting. For details, see
“Using the WIDE Button” on page 53.
Press once to display channel number, label, current time and
other information. Press again to turn Display off. See page 83
for details on setting the time.
Press V/v/B/b to move the on-screen cursor. To select an item,
press
.
To be used only with your connected external equipment that
supports this TOOLS function.
(Non-operable button for TV)
Press to access the following through the WEGA GATE:
• Watch TV (see page 58)
• Select channels from the Favorites Channels you stored
(see page 57)
• View signals from external equipment such as DVD, VCR and
others (see page 59).
• Adjust or customize TV settings (see Using the Settings on
page 59).
Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through
channels, press and hold down either +/– button.
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qh TOP MENU
qj MENU
qk POWER
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Button
wl F1
e; F2
Description
Press to select the function of connected components. For details,
see “Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control” on page
49.
Press to select the function of connected components. For details,
see “Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control” on page
49.
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Programming the Remote Control
The remote control is preset to operate Sony brand video equipment.
Sony Equipment
MUTING TV/VIDEO
DVD/
VCR
DVR
POWER TV POWER
SAT/
CABLE
TV
1
Programmable Code Number
DVR
772
DVD/VCR
SAT/CABLE
601 (Sony Dream System)
801 (Sony Satellite Receiver)
Follow the steps below to program your TV’s remote control to operate the
non-Sony video equipment.
FUNCTION
ENT
JUMP
ANT
MTS/SAP
FREEZE
SOUND
PICTURE
TV/SAT
SUR
WIDE
3
Find the three-digit code for your equipment from the “Manufacturer’s
Codes” listed on page 48. If more than one code number is listed, try
entering from the code listed first.
DVD/
VCR
SAT/
CABLE
1 Press and hold the
,
or
FUNCTION button you want to
program on the remote control and press the
button simultaneously.
DVR
DI
SP
Y
LA
E
DI
S
GU
ID
PL
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RN
TO
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RE
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PREV
REPLAY
ADVANCE NEXT
2 Enter the three-digit manufacturer’s code number using the --9
buttons while the button is lit. If code is not entered within 10 seconds,
you must perform step 1 again.
3 Press
PLAY
VISUAL SEARCH
The selected FUNCTION button (DVR, DVD/VCR or SAT/CABLE)
will flash.
1
PAUSE
button.
When the programming is correct, the selected FUNCTION button will
flash twice, and when not, flashes five times.
STOP
CH
VOL
To check if the code works
POWER
REC
REC PAUSE
TOP MENU MENU
F1
REC STOP
F2
Aim your TV’s remote control at the equipment, and press the green
button. If the equipment turns on and off, the programming is completed. If
not, try the next code listed.
✍
✍
✍
TV
If no code is input within the above specified time, or an invalid or
incorrect code number is input, the remote control automatically
goes back to the previous setting.
In some cases, you may not be able to program your remote
control to operate other equipment. In such cases, use the
equipment’s own remote control.
Using dead batteries or removing the batteries may cause the
programmable codes to be lost and revert back to factory settings.
Reprogramming the codes may be necessary.
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Manufacturer’s Codes
DVD Players
Manufacturer
Sony
General Electric
Hitachi
JVC
Magnavox
Mitsubishi
Panasonic
Philips
Pioneer
RCA/PROSCAN
Samsung
Toshiba
Zenith
Code
751
755
758
756
757
761
753
757
752, 778
755
758
754
760
Manufacturer
Citizen
Craig
Curtis Mathes
Daewoo
DBX
Dimensia
Emerson
Fisher
Funai
General Electric
Go Video
Goldstar
Hitachi
Instant Replay
JC Penney
DVD Changers
Manufacturer
Sony
Panasonic
Code
765
766
DVD/VCR Combo Units
Manufacturer
Sony
Broksonic
JVC
Panasonic
Samsung
Toshiba
Zenith
Code
767
776
775
777
774
773
768
HDD/DVD Combo Units
Manufacturer
Sony
Code
772, 771, 770
5.1ch DVD AV System
Manufacturer
Sony (DAV)
Code
601, 602, 603, 604
AV Receivers
Manufacturer
Sony
Code
764
JVC
Kenwood
LG
LXI (SEARS)
Magnavox
Marantz
Marta
Memorex
Minolta
Mitsubishi/MGA
Multitech
NEC
Olympic
Optimus
Orion
Panasonic
Pentax
Philco
Philips
Pioneer
Quasar
RCA/PROSCAN
VCRs
Manufacturer
Sony
Admiral (M. Ward)
Aiwa*
Audio Dynamic
Broksonic
Canon
Code
301, 302, 303
327
338, 344
314, 337
319, 317
309, 308
Realistic
Sansui
Samsung
Sanyo
Scott
Code
332
302, 332
304, 338, 309
341, 312, 309
314, 336, 337
304
319, 320, 316, 317,
318, 341
330, 335
338
329, 304, 309
322, 339, 340
332
306, 304, 305, 338
309, 308
309, 305, 304, 330,
314, 336, 337
314, 336, 337, 345,
346, 347
314, 336, 332, 337
332
332, 305, 330, 335,
338
308, 309, 310
314, 336, 337
332
309, 335
305, 304
323, 324, 325, 326
325, 338, 321
314, 336, 337
309, 308
327
317
308, 309, 306, 307
305, 304
308, 309
308, 309, 310
308
308, 309, 306
304, 305, 308, 309,
311, 312, 313, 310,
329
309, 330, 328, 335,
324, 338
314
322, 313, 321
330, 335
312, 313, 321, 335,
323, 324, 325, 326
Manufacturer
Sharp
Signature 2000 (M.
Ward)
SV2000
Sylvania
Symphonic
Tashiro
Tatung
Teac
Technics
Toshiba
Wards
Yamaha
Zenith
Code
327, 328
338, 327
338
308, 309, 338, 310
338
332
314, 336, 337
314, 336, 338, 337
309, 308
312, 311
327, 328, 335, 331,
332
314, 330, 336, 337
331
Cable Boxes
Manufacturer
Sony
Hamlin/Regal
Jerrold/
General Inst./
Motorola
Oak
Panasonic
Pioneer
Scientific Atlanta
Tocom
Zenith
Code
230
222, 223, 224, 225,
226
201, 202, 203, 204,
205, 206, 207, 208,
218, 222
227, 228, 229
219, 220, 221
211, 214, 215
209, 210, 211
216, 217
212, 213
Satellite Receivers
Manufacturer
Sony
Dish Network
Echostar
General Electric
Hitachi
Hughes
Mitsubishi
Panasonic
Philips
RCA/PROSCAN
Toshiba
Samsung
Code
801
810
810
802
805
804
809
803
811
802, 808
806, 807
812
* If an Aiwa VCR does not work even
though you enter the code for Aiwa, enter
the code for Sony instead.
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Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control
To operate other equipment connected to your TV, first turn to page 48 and
program the necessary code. For operating video equipment, press
TV/VIDEO repeatedly until you see the video input on the screen for your
connected equipment. Remote control tips are provided below.
✍
Some functions cannot be operated depending on the equipment.
In that case, operate by the remote control supplied with the
equipment.
Operating a Cable Box
Press ...
Activate the remote control to operate
the cable box
SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION)
Turn on/off
POWER
To Do This ...
Press ...
Select a channel
0-9, ENT
Change channels
CH +/–
Back to previous channel
JUMP
Watching the TV
To Do This ...
Operating a Satellite Receiver
Press ...
To Do This ...
Press ...
Activate the remote control to operate
the satellite receiver
To Do This ...
SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION)
Display SAT Guide
GUIDE
Turn on/off
POWER
Display SAT Menu
MENU
Select a channel
0-9, ENT
Move highlight (cursor)
VvBb
Change channels
CH +/–
Select item
Back to previous channel
JUMP
Switch between the TV and satellite
broadcasts
Display channel number
DISPLAY
TV/SAT
Operating a VCR
To Do This ...
Press ...
Activate the remote control to operate
the VCR
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION)
Turn on/off
POWER
Change channels
CH +/–
Record
z
Play
H
Stop
x
To Do This ...
Press ...
Fast forward
M
Rewind the tape
m
Pause
X (press again to resume
normal playback)
Search the picture forward or backward M or m during playback
(release to resume normal
playback)
Operating a DVD Player or DVD Changer
Press ...
To Do This ...
Press ...
Activate the remote control to operate
the DVD
To Do This ...
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION)
Step through different
tracks of the disc
m to fast reverse or M to
fast forward the disc when
pressed during playback
Turn on/off
POWER
Step through different chapters of the
disc
> to step forward or . to
step backward
If you have a DVD changer,
to skip disc
F1
Select a track directly
0-9, ENT
MENU
Play
H
Display the disc menu
Stop
x
Display the top menu
TOP MENU
Pause
X (press again to resume
normal playback)
Operate the DVD menu
V v B b,
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Watching the TV
Operating a 5.1ch DVD AV System (Sony DAV)
To Do This ...
Press ...
To Do This ...
Press ...
Play
H
Activate the remote control to operate
the DVD
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION)
Stop
x
Turn on/off
POWER
Pause
X
Select other equipment connected to
the DAV
F1
Search the picture forward or backward M or m during playback
Disk skip
F2
Specify the previous chapter/track
Specify the next chapter/track
.
>
VvBb
Display the top menu
TOP MENU
Move highlight (cursor)
Display the disc menu
MENU
Select item
Master volume
VOL +/–, MUTING
Press ...
Operating a DVD/VCR Combo Unit
To Do This ...
Press ...
To Do This ...
Activate the remote control to operate
the DVD/VCR
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION)
Search the picture forward or backward M or m during playback
Turn on/off
POWER
Replay
Select the DVD
Select the VCR
F1
F2
Advance
Display the top menu
TOP MENU
Move highlight (cursor)
and select (DVD)
VvBb
Display the disc menu
MENU
Record (VCR)
z
Play
H
Change channels (VCR)
CH +/– or 0-9, ENT
(using tuner)
Stop
x
Adjust tracking (VCR)
Pause
X
CH +/– (during tape
playback)
Operating a HDD/DVD Combo Unit
To Do This ...
Activate the remote control to operate
the DVD/HDD
Press ...
To Do This ...
Press ...
DVR (FUNCTION)
Move highlight (cursor)
and select
VvBb
Turn on/off
POWER
Record
z
Select the HDD
Select the DVD
F1
F2
Specify the previous chapter/track
Specify the next chapter/track
.
>
Play
H
Replay
Stop
x
Advance
Pause
X
Search the picture forward or backward M or m during playback
Display the disc menu
MENU
Display the top menu
TOP MENU
Operating an AV Receiver
To Do This ...
Press ...
Turn on/off
POWER
Master volume
VOL +/–, MUTING
Select other input connected to AV
receiver
F1
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Special Buttons on the Remote Control
This TV comes with convenient features that can be accessed directly by
pressing their buttons on your remote control.
Using the GUIDE
Button
This TV is equipped to show program information if it is available from the
station. The Program Guide lets you review program information, and select
both analog and digital channels.
1
2
Tune your TV to a channel by using the 0-9,
, and ENT buttons.
Press GUIDE on the TV’s remote control. The Program Guide will
appear with the currently selected program showing in the background.
Channel number,
call letters, etc.
Program title and
description,
program duration,
time remaining,
rating information,
closed-caption
availability, etc.
Selectable
channel list.
✍
C23.1
FAM
Make Way for Ducks!
Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two
wayward ducks on a unique mission.
Time remaining: 1:26
1
ABC
10
DISC
23.1
FAM
36
TLC
65
HIST
68
SHOW
TV-G
CC
Program information in the guide is provided by the broadcasters.
As a result, it may sometimes include only the channel number,
without a program title or description.
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Using the Program Guide
The Program Guide allows you to select the channels from a drop down list.
The Guide also provides information about the current program being shown
on each channel.
C23.1
FAM
Make Way for Ducks!
Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two
wayward ducks on a unique mission.
Time remaining: 1:26
1
✍
TV-G
CC
ABC
10
DISC
23.1
FAM
Alternate Video
Main
36
TLC
Alternate Audio
Video 1
65
HIST
Video 2
68
SHOW
Video 3
Subchannels are additional channels of programming broadcast
simultaneously. For example, channel 4 might include three
subchannels (4.1, 4.2, 4.3) that are showing programs at the same
time.
Using the Program Options Setting
The Program Options setting allows you to customize the program settings
on the currently tuned channel.
Option
Description
Alternate
Video
(When
available)
Each program has a main video stream (the video that you see when
the channel is first tuned), and may have alternate video streams. This
option allows you to switch among these alternate video streams.
Alternate
Audio
(When
available)
Each program has a main audio stream (the audio you hear when the
channel is first tuned), and may have alternate audio streams. This
option allows you to switch among these alternate audio streams (e.g.,
for different languages).
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Watching the TV
Using the WIDE
Button
Wide screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide
screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio).
4:3 Original source
(Standard definition source)
16:9 Original source
(High definition source)
Wide Mode :
Wide Zoom
WIDE
Wide Mode :
Normal
Wide Mode :
Wide Zoom
Wide Mode :
Full
Watching the TV
Wide Mode :
Full
Wide Mode :
Zoom
Wide Mode :
Zoom
z When the TV receives a
720p or 1080i signal
that is 4:3 aspect ratio
picture with a black bar
at each side, Full
returns the picture to its
original size.
✍
When the TV receives a 720p or 1080i signal, Normal cannot be
selected.
Changing the wide screen mode
4:3 Original source
16:9 Original source
Standard definition
High definition
z You can also access the
Wide Mode settings in
the Screen settings. For
details, see page 69.
Wide Zoom
Normal
This mode is not available
Full
Zoom
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Watching the TV
Using the JUMP
Button
The JUMP button allows you to jump back and forth between the current
channel and the last channel that was selected.
JUMP
Previous channel
Using the FREEZE
Button
The FREEZE button allows you to temporarily capture a program’s picture.
You can use this feature to write down information such as phone numbers,
recipes, etc.
To cancel FREEZE and return to normal viewing, press the FREEZE button
again.
FREEZE
Current
program in
prgress
Frozen
picture
Freeze
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Introducing WEGA GATE
Overview of WEGA GATE
WEGA GATE provides one button access for controlling your TV. It
enables you to perform a variety of tasks intuitively with a control panel
on the screen rather than a variety of remote control button presses.
When you press the
button, you can select from basic TV
function: selecting from Favorite Channels, watching TV, viewing
external equipment signals or adjusting TV settings.
WEGA GATE
Introducing WEGA GATE
DI
ID
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SP
GU
LA
Y
1
RN
TU
RE
TO
O
LS
Press WEGA GATE on the remote.
WEGA GATE control panel appears.
WEGA GATE
WEGA GATE
PREV
REPLAY
Favorites
ADVANCE NEXT
VISUAL SEARCH
VOL
Cable
C
PLAY
PAUSE
Antenna
STOP
External Inputs
CH
Settings
Press
WEGA GATE
to exit
2
Press V/v to highlight the item.
3
Press
4
Press
to select.
WEGA GATE
to exit.
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Introducing WEGA GATE
The WEGA GATE screen gives you access to the following items:
Icon
Description
The Favorites feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorite
channels that you specify. For details, see page 57.
Favorites
C
The Cable feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the cable
input. When tuned to the channel, the Program Banner and Channel number
will be displayed.
When this feature is active, a is displayed to the left of the icon.
Cable
The Antenna feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the
antenna input. When tuned to the channel, the Program Banner and Channel
number will be displayed.
When this feature is active, a is displayed to the left of the icon.
Antenna
The External Inputs feature lets you select equipment that is connected to
your TV, such as a DVD player. You can assign a label to your equipment or
skip unused inputs conveniently. For details, see page 59.
When this feature is active, a is displayed to the left of the icon.
External Inputs
The Settings feature lets you adjust the Video, Audio, Screen, Channel,
Parental Lock, Setup or Applications settings. For details, see page 59.
Settings
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Introducing WEGA GATE
Navigating and Selecting Items
Use your remote control to navigate through WEGA GATE and the settings.
To Do This ...
Press ...
Display WEGA GATE control panel
Press WEGA GATE.
Display Settings
Move through Settings
Press WEGA GATE and select Settings.
Press V v B b.
Select an option to change
Return to normal viewing
Press
.
Press RETURN.
Select (confirm) changed setting
Exit WEGA GATE control panel or Settings
Press
.
Press WEGA GATE.
The Favorites feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16
favorite channels that you specify. You can create a list using the Add to
Favorites option.
1 Select Favorites from the WEGA GATE control panel and press
.
The Favorite Channels list appears. Make your selection.
Favorite Channels
Add to Favorites
15
15.2
KPBS-DT
Edit Favorites
Exit
2 Press M/m to highlight the desired channel and press
.
• To add the current channel to the list of Favorite Channels, highlight
Add to Favorites and press
.
• When the Favorite Channels list is full, select Edit Favorites to
remove a channel from the list or go to the Channel settings and
select Favorite Channels then edit the channel.
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Introducing WEGA GATE
C Using Cable in WEGA GATE
The Cable feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the
cable input. When tuned to the channel, the Program Banner and Channel
number will be displayed.
Select Cable from the WEGA GATE control panel and press
.
C39.2
KNSD-WX
Regularly Scheduled Programming
No program information is available.
0:24 Remaining
✍
Unrated
480i 4:3
If you have not completed the initial channel setup (see page 32)
both Cable and Antenna will tune to the lowest channel number. To
run Initial Setup see page 72.
Using Antenna in WEGA GATE
The Antenna feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the
antenna input. When tuned to the channel, the Program Banner and Channel
number will be displayed.
Select Antenna from the WEGA GATE control panel and press
.
15.1
KPBS-HD
Full Focus
Sd Film Festivals Growth
0:29 Remaining
✍
Unrated
720p 16:9
If you have not completed the initial channel setup (see page 32)
both Cable and Antenna will tune to the lowest channel number. To
run Initial Setup see page 72.
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Introducing WEGA GATE
Using External Inputs in WEGA GATE
The External Inputs feature lets you view from a selected external input
connected to your TV. You can assign a label or skip over unused inputs by
selecting Edit Video Labels. Input label assignment can also be done by
going to Setup settings and select Label Video Inputs (see page 79).
1 Select External Inputs from the WEGA GATE control panel and press
.
The External Inputs list appears. Make your selection.
External Inputs
2 Press M/m to highlight the desired external input and press
Introducing WEGA GATE
Exit
Video 1 VHS
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
Video 5
Video 6
Video 7
Edit Video Labels
.
Using Settings in WEGA GATE
The Settings feature lets you enter to the settings screen where most of
advanced settings and adjustments are performed. See “Overview ” on page
61.
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Using the Settings
Overview
The Settings give you access to the following features:
(Depending on the signal tuned, you may see a different Setting options on
your screen. Settings displayed here are with the 720p signal.)
Allows you to set/change
Picture Mode (page 63)
Reset (page 63)
Iris (page 63)
Picture (page 63)
Brightness (page 63)
Color (page 63)
Hue (page 63)
Color Temp. (page 64)
Sharpness (page 64)
Noise Reduction (page 64)
DRC Mode (page 64)
DRC Palette (page 64)
Advanced Video (page 65)
Sound Mode (page 66)
Reset (page 66)
Treble (page 66)
Bass (page 66)
Balance (page 66)
Steady Sound (page 66)
Volume Offset (page 66)
Effect (page 66)
BBE (page 66)
MTS (page 67)
Speaker (page 67)
Audio Out (page 67)
A/V Sync (page 67)
Antenna
Video
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Picture Mode
Vivid
Reset
Iris
Max
Picture
Max
Brightness
50
Color
65
Hue
0
Color Temp.
Cool
Sharpness
50
Audio
Antenna
Audio
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Sound Mode
Custom
Reset
Treble
0
Bass
0
Balance
0
Steady Sound
Off
Volume Offset
0
Effect
Off
BBE
Off
Screen
Antenna
Screen
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Wide Mode
Wide Zoom
Game Picture
0
4:3 Default
Off
Display Area
Normal
Vertical Center
0
Vertical Size
0
Using the Settings
Settings
Video
Wide Mode (page 69)
Game Picture (page 69)
4:3 Default (page 70)
Display Area (page 70)
Vertical Center (page 70)
Vertical Size (page 70)
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Using the Settings
Settings
Allows you to set/change
Channel
Favorite Channels (page 72)
Digital Channels (page 72)
Auto Program (page 72)
Show/Hide Channels (page 72)
Label Channels (page 73)
Antenna
Channel
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Favorite Channels
Digital Channels
Auto Program
Show/Hide Channels
Label Channels
Parental Lock
Antenna
Parental Lock
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Parental Lock (page 74)
Change Password (page 75)
Select Country (page 75)
Password
Setup
Antenna
Setup
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Caption Vision
Off
Info Banner
On
Game Mode
Off
Label Video Inputs
Language
English
Video 2(Component) Off
Menu Color
Gray
Image Shift
Auto
High Altitude
Off
Applications
Antenna
Applications
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Caption Vision (page 78)
Info Banner (page 78)
Game Mode (page 78)
Label Video Inputs (page 79)
Language (page 79)
Video 2 (Component) (page 79)
Menu Color (page 79)
Image Shift (page 79)
High Altitude (page 80)
CineMotion (page 80)
Clock/Timers (page 83)
Diagnostics (page 84)
CableCARD (page 84)
Clock/Timers
Diagnostics
CableCARD
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Using the Settings
Accessing the Video Settings
1. Press WEGA GATE.......
WEGA GATE
Antenna
Video
Custom settings
Picture Mode
2. Select Settings..............
Vivid
Reset
3. Highlight......................
Vivid
Standard
Iris
Max
Picture
Max
Brightness
50
Color
65
Hue
0
Color Temp.
Cool
Sharpness
50
Custom
4. Press to select...............
To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b.
to confirm the selection.
Press
To exit the Video, press
.
WEGA GATE
z To quickly and easily
change from one
Picture Mode to
another, use PICTURE
on the remote control.
The Video settings include the following options:
Option
Picture
Mode
Customized
picture
viewing
Description
Vivid
Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness.
Standard
Select for standard picture settings. Recommended
for home entertainment.
Custom
Select to display a picture with minimum
enhancements.
✍ You can alter the Video settings (Picture, Brightness,
Color, etc.) for each Picture Mode and each video
input.
✍
Reset
Iris
Picture
Brightness
Color
Hue
You may set up a Picture Mode (Vivid, Standard,
Custom) independently for each Video input (Video 1Video 6, including the Antenna input). Your Picture
Mode settings are automatically saved after each
selection. This allows you to customize the Picture
Mode setting for each type of signal source.
Select OK to reset all settings and adjustments to the default setting
(except for Advanced Video).
Adjust the contrast levels.
Adjust to increase picture contrast and deepen the color or decrease
picture contrast and soften the color.
Adjust to brighten or darken the picture.
Adjust to increase or decrease color intensity.
Adjust to increase or decrease the green tones.
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Selecting Video
Options
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Using the Settings
Option
Color Temp.
White
intensity
adjustment
Description
Choose from four color temperatures:
Cool
Select to give the white colors a blue tint.
Neutral
Select to give the white colors a neutral tint.
Warm 1, 2 When selected Custom in Picture Mode, select to
give the white colors a red tint.
Sharpness Adjust to sharpen or soften the picture.
Noise
Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment. This also
reduces the noise level to the signal from the VHF/UHF jack. Select
Reduction
from Auto, High, Medium, Low and Off.
✍ When ATSC or Component is in use, Auto is not
available.
DRC Mode High
Creates a high-resolution picture with 4 x density, for
Density
high quality sources (i.e., DVD player, satellite
receiver).
Progressive Recommended for moving pictures.
Off
✍ DRC Mode is not available when Game Mode is On or
using the Freeze feature; also not available when
watching 480p, 720p or 1080i sources.
DRC Palette Custom
Allows you to customize the level of detail (Reality)
and smoothness (Clarity) for up to three input
sources. For example, you can create one Custom
setting to optimize your cable input’s picture, and
create another to optimize your DVD player's picture.
You can switch among the three Custom settings.
1 Press the arrow buttons to highlight Custom
then press
.
The DRC palette appears.
Custom
Press
to exit
Reality
(25)
Clarity
(1)
2
✍
Press the arrow buttons to adjust the position of
the marker (z). As you move the z higher
along the Reality axis, the picture becomes more
detailed. As you move the z to the right along
the Clarity axis, the picture becomes smoother.
3 To save the setting, press .
DRC Palette is not available when Game Mode is On,
Noise Reduction is set to Auto, DRC Mode is Off or
using the Freeze feature; also not available when
watching 480p, 720p or 1080i sources.
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Using the Settings
Option
Advanced
Video
Available in
“Custom
Picture
Mode”
Selecting PC Video
Options
Description
Select Program to choose among the options:
Program
Black Corrector (High/Medium/Low/Off),
Advanced Iris (High/Medium/Low/Off), Gamma
(Max/High/Medium/Low/Off ), Clear White
(High/Low/Off), Live Color
(High/Medium/Low/Off ).
To display the PC screen:
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the
remote control until VIDEO 7 (PC)
appears.
Video 7
PC
Video
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Display Mode
Video
Reset
Max
Picture
Max
Brightness
50
Color Temp.
Neutral
Using the Settings
✍
Iris
You can change the settings for the PC input while the TV is
displaying the PC screen.
The PC Input Video setting includes the following options:
Option
Description
Display Mode
Video
Select to view video images.
Text
Select to view text, charts or tables.
Reset
Select to restore the factory default settings.
Iris
Select to adjust the contrast levels.
Picture
Adjust to increase or decrease picture contrast.
Brightness
Adjust to brighten or darken the picture.
Color Temp.
Choose from four color temperatures:
Cool
Select to give the white colors a blue tint.
Neutral
Select to give the white colors a neutral tint.
Warm 1, Select to give the white colors a red tint.
2
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Using the Settings
Accessing the Audio Settings
1. Press WEGA GATE........
WEGA GATE
Antenna
Audio
Custom settings
Sound Mode
Custom
Reset
2. Select Settings...............
Treble
Bass
0
Balance
0
Steady Sound
3. Highlight........................
Dynamic
Standard
0
Custom
Off
Volume Offset
0
Effect
Off
BBE
Off
4. Press to select................
To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b.
to confirm the selection.
Press
To exit the Audio, press
.
WEGA GATE
Selecting Audio
Options
z Sound Mode settings
are independent of
settings in the
Treble/Bass options.
z TruSurround XT
attempts to create the
same surround effect
produced by a
multichannel system
using the left and right
speakers.
The Audio settings include the following options:
Option
Description
Sound
Mode
Dynamic
Select to enhance treble and bass.
Standard
Suitable for spoken dialog.
Custom
Flat setting.
Reset
Reset the following options to the default setting: Treble, Bass,
Balance, Steady Sound, Volume Offset, Effect and BBE.
Treble
Adjust to increase or decrease higher-pitched sounds.
Bass
Adjust to increase or decrease lower-pitched sounds.
Balance
Adjust to emphasize left or right speaker balance.
Steady
Sound
On
Select to stabilize the volume across all programs
and commercials.
Off
Select to turn off Steady Sound.
Volume
Offset
Adjust to increase or decrease the sound level of the current input
(TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
Effect
TruSurround
XT
Select for surround sound (for stereo programs
only).
Simulated
Adds a surround-like effect to mono programs.
✍
Off
BBE
Simulated uses SRS 3D MONO.
Normal stereo or mono reception.
Select to give sound more impact by compensating for phase effects
in speakers. Select from High, Low, and Off.
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Using the Settings
Option
Description
MTS
Stereo
Enjoy stereo,
bilingual and Auto SAP
mono
programs
Mono
✍
Speaker
Select for stereo reception when viewing a program
broadcast in stereo.
Select to automatically switch to second audio
programs when a signal is received. (If no SAP
signal is present, the TV remains in Stereo mode.)
Select for mono reception. (Use to reduce noise
during weak stereo broadcasts.)
MTS is available only for analog programs.
On
Select to turn on the TV speakers.
Off
Select to turn off the TV speakers and listen to the
TV’s sound only through your external audio
system speakers.
✍
The MUTING button on your remote control is
available when Audio Out is set to Variable, and
becomes nonfunctional when set to Fixed.
This option can be set only when the Speaker option is set to Off.
Easy control
of volume
adjustments
Variable
The TV’s speakers are turned off and the audio
output from your audio system can still be
controlled by the TV’s remote control.
Fixed
The TV’s speakers are turned off, and the audio
output of the TV is fixed. Use your audio receiver’s
volume control to adjust the volume (and other
settings) through your audio system.
Off/1/2/3
Use this option to make adjustments to audio and
video synchronization when you have external
equipment connected to DIGITAL AUDIO
(OPTICAL) OUT of the TV. Select Off (factory
default setting) to make no adjustments. Select 1, 2
or 3 to adjust so that the video and audio from your
connected external equipment are in synchronized.
A/V Sync
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Using the Settings
Selecting PC Audio
Options
To display the PC screen:
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the
remote control until VIDEO 7 (PC)
appears.
Video 7
PC
Audio
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Sound Mode
Custom
Reset
✍
Treble
0
Bass
0
Balance
0
Effect
Off
Speaker
On
Audio Out
Variable
You can change the settings for the PC input while the TV is
displaying the PC screen.
The PC Input Audio setting includes the following options:
Option
Sound Mode
Description
Dynamic
Select to enhance treble and bass.
Standard
Suitable for spoken dialog.
Custom
Flat setting.
Reset
Select to restore the factory default settings.
Treble
Adjust to increase or decrease higher-pitched sounds.
Bass
Adjust to increase or decrease lower-pitched sounds.
Balance
Adjust to emphasize left or right speaker balance.
Effect
TruSurround
XT
Select for surround sound (for stereo programs
only).
Simulated
Adds a surround-like effect to mono programs.
Speaker
Off
Normal stereo or mono reception.
On
Select to turn on the TV speakers.
Off
Select to turn off the TV speakers and listen to
the TV’s sound only through your external
audio system speakers.
Audio Out
This option can be set only when the Speaker option is set to
Off.
Easy control of
volume
adjustments
Variable
The TV's speakers are turned off, but the audio
output from your audio system can still be
controlled by the TV's remote control.
Fixed
The TV’s speakers are turned off and the audio
output of the TV is fixed. Use your audio
receiver’s volume control to adjust the volume
(and other settings) through your audio system.
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Using the Settings
Accessing the Screen Settings
1. Press WEGA GATE........
WEGA GATE
Antenna
Screen
Automatic sizing for 4:3 pictures
2. Select Settings...............
3. Highlight.......................
Wide Mode
Wide Zoom
Game Picture
0
Wide Zoom
4:3 Default
Off
Display Area
Normal
Vertical Center
0
Full
Vertical Size
0
Zoom
Normal
Off
4. Press to select................
WEGA GATE
Selecting Screen
Options
z Wide Mode is
unavailable while in
Freeze (page 54).
The Screen settings include the following options:
Option
Description
Wide Mode
Select a screen
mode to use for
4:3 sources.
Wide Zoom
Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture, to fill the 16:9
screen, keeping the original image as much as
possible.
Normal
Select to return the 4:3 picture to its original
size and aspect ratio.
✍
✍
Full
Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture horizontally
only, to fill the display area.
Zoom
Select to proportionally enlarge 1080i and
720p sources, For 480p and 480i sources,
Zoom will vertically stretch the image to fill
the screen.
To change from one Wide Mode setting to another, use the WIDE
button on the remote control (see page 53).
Game Picture
✍
Normal is not available when you are watching
720p or 1080i sources.
Allows you to move the position of the picture left and right in
the window. (This feature also allows you to adjust the picture
from any connected equipment.) Select while watching the
picture to be adjusted. The TV stores the position in memory
for each input. Press B or b and press
to choose a
correction between +5 and –5.
Not available in Full and Normal mode when sources are in 720p
or 1080i.
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To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b.
to confirm the selection.
Press
To exit the Screen, press
.
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Using the Settings
z 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. To retain
the current Wide Mode
setting as channels and
inputs are changed, set
4:3 Default to Off.
Option
Description
4:3 Default
Select the default
screen mode to
use for 4:3
sources.
Wide Zoom
Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture, to fill the 16:9
screen, keeping the original image as much as
possible.
Normal
Select to return the 4:3 picture to normal
mode.
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 screen
mode setting when the channel or input is
changed.
Display Area
Select Normal to return to the default display area. Select -1 or
-2 to keep the edge of the picture out of screen.
Vertical Center
Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down in
the window. (Available only in Zoom mode.)
to choose a correction between +5
Press V or v and press
and –5.
Vertical Size
Allows you to adjust the vertical size of the picture. (Available
only in Zoom mode.)
Press V or v and press
to choose a correction between +5
and –5.
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Using the Settings
Selecting PC Screen
Options
To display the PC screen:
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the
remote control until VIDEO 7 (PC)
appears.
z When there is no signal
input, all settings are
not available.
Video 7
PC
Screen
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Wide Mode
Full 1
Auto Adjustment
✍
Phase
Min
Pitch
0
Horizontal Center
0
Vertical Center
0
You can change the settings for the PC input while the TV is
displaying the PC screen.
z Select Zoom in the
Wide Mode option to
display movies and
other content on DVD,
using the entire
viewable area of the
screen.
Option
Description
Wide Mode
Normal
Full 1
Select to display the picture in its original size.
Select to enlarge the picture to fill the display area,
keeping its original horizontal-to-vertical ratio.
✍ A black frame will appear on the surrounding of
the picture.
Full 2
Select to enlarge the picture to fill the display area.
✍
A black frame will appear on the surrounding of
the picture.
Zoom
Select to enlarge the picture horizontally and
vertically to an equal aspect ratio that fills the
wide screen.
Auto
Adjustment
Select to automatically adjust the display position of the 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
Pitch
Select to adjust the phase when the screen flickers.
Select to adjust the pitch when the picture has unwanted
vertical stripes.
Select to adjust the horizontal position of the picture.
Allows you to move the picture left and right in the window.
Press B or b and press
to choose a correction between +50
and -50.
Horizontal
Center
Vertical Center
✍ The variable range depends on the signal.
Select to adjust the vertical position of the picture.
Allows you to move the picture up and down in the window.
Press B or b and press
to choose a correction between +50
and -50.
✍ The variable range depends on the signal.
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Accessing the Channel Settings
1. Press WEGA GATE........
WEGA GATE
Antenna
Channel
Program favorite channels
Favorite Channels
Program
Digital Channels
2. Select Settings...............
Auto Program
Show/Hide Channels
Label Channels
3. Highlight.......................
4. Press to select................
To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b.
to confirm the selection.
Press
To exit the Channel, press
.
WEGA GATE
Selecting Channel
Options
The Channel settings include the following options:
Option
Description
Favorite
Channels
Lets you set up a list of your favorite channels. For details, see
“Using Favorites in WEGA GATE” on page 57.
Digital Channels Add
z Channels that you set to
Hidden can only be
accessed with the 0-9
buttons.
Auto Program
✍
Show/Hide
Channels
Select to add digital channels.
Automatically sets up the channel list on the TV for all
receivable channels for the current input (VHF/UHF or
CABLE). Select to start the Auto Program.
Auto Program may take up to 20 to 50 minutes to
complete. A progress bar will display the
approximate progress of the Auto Program and
Digital Channels/Add sequences.
Allows you to show or hide channels that appear in the Program
Guide and when you use the CH+/- buttons to channel surf.
Channels that are set to Hidden do not appear in the Program
Guide or when you use the CH+/- buttons.
1
Press V or v to highlight the channel that you want to show
or hide.
To move between the Major and Digital subchannel lists,
press B or b.
2
To change a channel’s setting to Shown or Hidden, press
3
To show or hide more channels, repeat steps 1 and 2.
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Using the Settings
Option
✍
✍
Description
If you select to hide or show a major digital channel, all the subchannels are automatically hidden or shown. To show or hide an
individual sub-channel within a digital channel, you must
individually select that sub-channel to show or hide.
If you hide all sub-channels of a major digital channel, that digital
channel is automatically set to Hidden.
Label Channels
Allows you to assign labels (such as station call letters) to
channel numbers.
1
2
Press V or v to scroll through the channel numbers. Then
press
to select the channel number that you want to
assign a label.
Press V or v to scroll through the label characters (A-Z, 09, etc.). Then press
to select the highlighted character.
Repeat to add characters to the label.
Press B to return to the Channel setting, or press WEGA
GATE to exit the settings.
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Using the Settings
Accessing the Parental Lock Settings
1. Press WEGA GATE........
WEGA GATE
Antenna
Parental Lock
Press
to change settings
Parental Lock
2. Select Settings..............
Off
Off
Change Password
Select Country
Child
U. S. A.
Youth
Y. Adult
Custom
3. Highlight.......................
4. Press to select................
To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b.
to confirm the selection.
Press
To exit the Parental Lock, press
.
The Parental setting allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels.
WEGA GATE
✍
Selecting Parental
Lock Options
You need your password for any future access to the Parental Lock
settings. If you have lost your password, see “Lost password” on
page 93.
The Parental Lock settings include the following options:
Option
Description
Parental Lock
Turn ratings on/off and
select a rating system
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
Y. 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 76 for details.
Canada: See page 77 for details.
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Using the Settings
Option
z If you are not familiar
with the Parental
Guideline rating system,
you should select Child,
Youth, or Y.Adult to help
simplify the rating
selection. To set more
restrictive ratings, select
Custom.
Description
Change Password
Select to change your password.
Select Country
U.S.A.
Select to use U.S.A. ratings (see page 76).
Canada
Select to use Canadian ratings (see page 77).
To deactivate the parental control feature
❑ Set Parental Lock to Off when in the Parental Lock setting.
To change the password
z For descriptions of
Child, Youth, and
Y.Adult ratings, see
page 74.
In the Parental Lock setting, use the arrow buttons to highlight Change
Password, and press
to select it.
2
3
4
Enter a new four-digit password using the 0-9 buttons.
Confirm the new password by entering it again.
Press WEGA GATE to exit the setting screen.
You can view a blocked program by entering the password.
1
2
Press ENT when tuned to a blocked program.
Enter your password using the 0-9 buttons.
Parental Lock will be canceled temporarily until you turn your TV off.
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Viewing Blocked
Programs
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Selecting Custom
Rating Options
US custom rating options
If you selected U.S.A. as the country of residence on page 75, the Custom
Rating setting includes the following options. (If you selected Canada, see
z To ensure maximum
blocking capability, the
age-based ratings
should be blocked.
page 77.)
Option
Movie Rating
TV Rating
Block programs
by their rating,
content or both
Description
G
All children and general audiences.
PG
Parental guidance suggested.
PG-13
Parental guidance for children under 13.
R
Restricted viewing, parental guidance is suggested
for children under 17.
NC-17
and X
No one 17 and under.
Age-Based Options
TV-Y
All children.
TV-Y7
Directed to children age 7 and older.
TV-G
General audience.
TV-PG
Parental guidance suggested.
TV-14
Parents strongly cautioned.
TV-MA
Mature audience only.
Content-Based Options
z If you select Block, be
aware that the following
programs may be
blocked: news, sports,
weather, emergency
broadcasts, political
programs, public
service
announcements, and
religious programs.
FV
Fantasy violence.
D
Suggestive dialog.
L
Strong language.
S
Sexual situations.
V
Violence.
Unrated
Allow
Block programs
or movies that are Block
broadcast without
a rating
✍
Allows programs and movies that are broadcast
without a rating.
Blocks all programs and movies that are broadcast
without a rating.
The content ratings will increase depending on the level of the agebased rating. For example, a program with a TV-PG V (Violence)
rating may contain moderate violence, while a TV-14 V (Violence)
rating may contain more intense violence.
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Canadian custom rating options
If you selected Canada as the country of residence on page 75, the Custom
Rating setting includes the following options. (If you selected U.S.A., see
page 76.)
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 ages under 8.
13 ans+
Not recommended for ages under 13.
16 ans+
Not recommended for ages under 16.
18 ans+
Programming restricted to adults.
French Rating
U.S.A. Rating
Using the Settings
Option
See “TV Rating” on page 76 for details.
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Using the Settings
Accessing the Setup Settings
1. Press WEGA GATE........
WEGA GATE
Antenna
Setup
Select Caption Vision options
2. Select Settings..............
Caption Vision
Off
On
Info Banner
On
Off
Game Mode
Off
Program
Label Video Inputs
Language
English
Video 2(Component) Off
3. Highlight.......................
Menu Color
Original
Image Shift
Auto
High Altitude
Off
4. Press to select................
To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b.
to confirm the selection.
Press
To exit the Setup, press
.
WEGA GATE
Selecting
Setup Options
The Setup settings include the following options:
Option
Description
Caption Vision
Allows you to select from four closed caption modes (for
programs that are broadcast with closed captioning).
On
Caption Vision is turned on.
Off
Caption Vision is turned off.
Program
Allows you to set basic and advanced
Caption Vision options. See
“Programming Caption Vision” on
page 80.
Info Banner
Set to On or Off. Select On to display the program name, time
remaining and other information (if the broadcaster offers this
service). Also displays when the channel is changed or the
DISPLAY button is pressed.
Game Mode
On
Select to optimize the lipsync when
playing games.
Off
Select to turn off the Game Mode.
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Option
Description
Label Video
Inputs
Allows you to label the audio/video equipment you have
connected to the TV so you can identify them when using
TV/VIDEO. When in this setting:
1 Press V or v to highlight an input to label, then press
to select it.
2 Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the labels.
3 Press to select the equipment you connected to each of
the input jacks on the back of your TV.
Select Skip if you do not have any equipment connected to
a particular input.
Video 1-6
Video 1-6, VHS, DVD, Receiver,
Satellite, Cable Box, 8mm, DTV,
Game, LD, Beta, HD, DVR,
Camcorder, Skip
Video 7
Video 7, PC, DVD, HD, Game, Skip
✍
Language
Select to display all on-screen settings in your language of
choice: English, Español, Français.
Video 2
(Component)
Auto
Select to switch automatically
between the component video jacks
(Y PB/CB PR/CR, AUDIO L
(MONO)/AUDIO R) and the
composite video jacks (VIDEO,
AUDIO L (MONO)/AUDIO R) on the
left side of the TV (VIDEO/HD/DVD
2 IN) depending on the cable
connection.
Off
Select to activate the composite video
jacks (VIDEO/AUDIO L(MONO)/
AUDIO R) on the left side of the TV.
Menu Color
Enables you to select a specific color for the on-screen settings.
Image Shift
Corrects the image on your TV.
Before adjusting
After adjusting
Antenna
Antenna
Antenna
Setup
Setup
Setup
Select Caption Vision options
SelectCaption
CaptionVision
Visionoptions
options
Select
On
On
InfoBanner
Banner
Info
On
On
Off
Of
Off
GameMode
Mode
Game
Off
Of
Off
Program
Program
Off
Info Banner
On
Off
Game Mode
Off
Program
On
Label Video Inputs
LabelVideo
VideoInputs
Inputs
Label
Language
Language
Caption Vision
English
English
Language
English
Video2(Component)
2(Component)) Off
2(Component
Off
Of
Video
Video 2(Component) Off
MenuColor
Color
Colo
Menu
Original
Origina
Original
Menu Color
Original
ImageShift
Shift
Shif
Image
Auto
Auto
Image Shift
Auto
HighAltitude
Altitude
High
Off
Of
Off
High Altitude
Off
Auto
(Factory setting) Automatically
corrects double images.
Level 1-4
Select a level from 1-4 to align the
images and improve the picture.
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z If you use the
composite connection
when Video 2
(Component) is set to
Auto, do not connect the
component cable at the
same time. Otherwise
select Off.
If you select Skip, your TV skips the selected
connection when you press TV/VIDEO.
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Programming
Caption Vision
Option
Description
High Altitude
Select On to use the TV at an altitude of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) or
higher. Select Off to use the TV at normal altitude.
CineMotion
Select Auto to optimize the screen display automatically
detecting film content and applying a reverse 3-2 pulldown
process. Moving picture will appear clearer and more natural
looking. Select Off to disable the detection.
If you selected the Program option under Caption Vision (see page 78), you
can change the following settings:
Option
Description
Basic
Allows you to select basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption options.
CC1, CC2,
CC3, CC4
Displays a printed version of the dialog or sound effects
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
Allows you to set digital closed captioning to Basic (digital EIA-608)
or Advanced (digital EIA-708).
Advanced
Allows you to select advanced digital (EIA-708) closed caption
options. Select from the available options.
Advanced
Settings
Allows you to make additional settings for digital (EIA-708) closed
caption options. Select from As Broadcast, Small Text, Large Text
and Custom.
Custom
Allows you to customize the following settings:
Character Size
Small, Standard,
Large
Character Style
Style 1-7
Character Color
Color 1-8
Character Opacity
Solid, Translucent
Edge Color
Color 1-8
Edge Type
None, Raised,
Depressed,
Outline,
Left Shadow,
Right Shadow
Background Color
None, Color 1-8
Background Opacity
Solid, Translucent
Window Color
None, Color 1-8
Window Opacity
Solid, Translucent
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Using the Settings
Selecting PC Setup
Options
To display the PC screen:
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the
remote control until VIDEO 7 (PC)
appears.
Video 7
PC
Setup
Press WEGA GATE to exit
Power Management Off
✍
Language
English
Menu Color
Gray
Image Shift
Auto
High Altitude
Off
You can change the settings for the PC input while the TV is
displaying the PC screen.
Option
Description
Power
Management
On
Select to automatically switch to the Power
Saving mode when there is no signal input for
10 minutes.
Off
Select to turn off Power Management.
Language
Select to display all on-screen settings in your language of
choice: English, Español, Français.
Menu Color
Enables you to select a specific color for the on-screen settings
from Original, Gray, Red, Green and Purple.
Image Shift
Auto
(Factory setting) Automatically corrects double
images.
Level 1-4
Select a level from 1-4 to align the images and
improve the picture.
High Altitude
Select On to use the TV at an altitude of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) or
higher. Select Off to use the TV at normal altitude.
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The PC Input Setup setting includes the following options:
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Using the Settings
PC Input Signal Compatibility Chart
Resolution
Signals
VGA
SVGA
XGA**
WXGA**
Horizontal
frequency (kHz)
Vertical
frequency (Hz)
VESA standard
Horizontal
(Dot)
x
Vertical
(Line)
640
640
x
x
480
480
31.5
37.5
60
75
–*
✔
640
720
x
x
480
400
43.3
31.5
85
70
✔
–*
800
800
x
x
600
600
35.2
37.9
56
60
✔
✔
800
800
x
x
600
600
46.9
48.1
75
72
✔
✔
1024
1024
x
x
768
768
48.4
56.5
60
70
✔
✔
1024
1280
x
x
768
768
60
47.4
75
60
✔
✔
1280
x
768
47.8
60
✔
*: Corresponding to the VGA signal
**: These signals do not support Normal display mode.
✍
✍
✍
✍
This TV does not support Sync on Green or Composite Sync.
If a signal other than in the above chart is input, it may not be displayed properly or may not be
displayed as you set.
Using the Vertical frequency (Hz) of the personal computer at 60 is recommended.
Noise may be detected under certain conditions. If unsupported signals are used, you will see
the message, “Unsupported Signal”.
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Using the Settings
Accessing the Applications Settings
1. Press WEGA GATE........
WEGA GATE
Antenna
Applications
Change current time and timer settings
Clock/Timers
2. Select Settings..............
Program
Diagnostics
CableCARD
3. Highlight.......................
4. Press to select................
WEGA GATE
Selecting
Applications
Options
The Applications settings include the following options:
Option
Description
Clock/Timers
Select to set the clock and to program your TV to turn on and
off at two scheduled viewing times. Once the options are set,
TIMER LED lights up in red.
Sleep
Allows you to select the amount of
time (Off, 15 minutes, 30 minutes,
45 minutes, 60 minutes or 90
minutes) that you want the TV to
remain on before shutting off
automatically.
Timer 1
Timer 2
You can use the Timers to program the
TV to turn on and off and tune to a
specific channel at two scheduled
viewing times.
Timer 1 and Timer 2 cannot be set until you set the Current
Time.
1
✍
Press V or v to highlight Timer 1 or Timer 2. To set the
timer, press b.
To go directly to programming Timer 1 or 2, press
instead of pressing b.
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To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b.
Press
to confirm the selection.
To exit the Applications, press
.
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Option
Description
2
Press V or v to highlight one of the following options, then
.
press
Program
Off
Select to set the Timer by day, time,
duration, and channel.
Select to turn off the Timer. (Your
previous settings are saved.)
3
If you selected Program in step 2, press V and v to set the
day(s), hour, minute, AM/PM, duration, and channel
or press b to confirm each setting and
number. Press
move to the next setting.
Press B to go back to the previous setting.
4
Press WEGA GATE to exit the setting screen. An LED on
the front panel will light, indicating the Timer has been set.
Current Time
You can set the current time.
1
2
Press
3
Press WEGA GATE to exit the setting screen.
to select Current Time.
Press V and v to set the current time (day, hour, minute,
(or press b) to confirm each
and AM/PM). Press
setting and move to the next setting. Press B to go back the
previous setting.
Diagnostics
Display diagnostics information about the TV. This can be
useful in providing information to an authorized technician or
repair person.
CableCARD
This list of selectable CableCARD options will vary, depending
on your cable service provider.
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Overview
This chapter includes the following topics:
Topic
Contacting Sony
Page
85
Replacing the Lamp
Troubleshooting
86
90
Specifications
Optional accessories
94
95
Index
96
Contacting Sony
Before calling Sony customer support, please write down the model and
serial numbers of your TV. You’ll find this information on the front cover of
this manual.
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If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions
related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Customer
Information Services Center.
For US residents: 1-800-222-SONY (7669)
or visit: http://www.sonystyle.com/tv/
For Canadian residents: 1-877-899-SONY (7669)
or visit: http://www.sonystyle.ca/tv/
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Replacing the Lamp
The projection lamp, which illuminates the picture, has a limited life.
If the screen becomes dark, the color looks unusual, or the LAMP indicator
on the front of the TV flashes, it is time to replace the lamp with a new one
(not supplied).
WARNING
Electric appliances can cause fire or high temperature, resulting in
injury or death. Be sure to follow the instructions below.
How to Replace the
Lamp
❑
Use a Sony XL-2400 replacement lamp (not supplied) for replacement.
Use of any other lamp may damage the TV.
❑
Do not remove the lamp for any purpose other than replacement. Doing
so may cause injury or fire.
❑
Do not put flammable materials and metal objects inside the lamp
receptacle of the TV after removing the lamp. Doing so may cause fire
or electrical shock. Do not touch the lamp receptable once the lamp has
been removed.
❑
When the lamp eventually burns out, you may hear a noticeable pop
sound. This is normal and it is inherent to this type of lamp.
❑
In rare instances, the bulb may pop inside the lamp unit, but the lamp
unit is designed to contain all of the broken glass pieces inside the lamp
unit.
❑
The lamps contain mercury. For proper disposal of the used lamps,
follow and observe the local ordinances. See page 89.
1
Turn off the power on the main unit. Wait several minutes, then unplug
the power cord.
(The cooling fan will continue to operate for about two minutes after
turning the power off.)
2
Wait at least 30 minutes after unplugging the power cord to allow the
lamp to cool down before replacing it. To avoid being burned, do not
touch the lamp receptacle once the lamp has been removed.
Take the new lamp out of the box.
Do not touch the glass portion of the new lamp.
3
✍
✍
Do not shake the lamp. Vibration can damage the lamp or
shorten its life.
Avoid touching the front glass of a new lamp or the glass of
the lamp receptacle. This may reduce picture quality or lamp
life.
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4
Remove the outside lamp cover.
5
Remove the lamp door.
Turn the knob counterclockwise to OPEN and pull out the cover.
Lamp door
Pull out the lamp.
Hook a finger through the loop of the lamp handle and pull the handle
upwards. Then pull the lamp straight out.
✍
✍
The lamp is very hot immediately after use. Never touch the
glass portion of the lamp or the surrounding parts.
After the used lamp has cooled, place it into the empty box of
the replacement lamp. Never put the used lamp into a plastic
bag.
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7
Put the new lamp into its place.
Mount the new lamp securely. Failure to do so may cause a fire or the
screen to go dark.
✍
If the lamp is not securely reattached, the self-diagnostic
function may be triggered and the POWER/STANDBY indicator
flashes three times (see page 12).
8
Reattach the lamp door.
Turn the knob back to CLOSE and secure the cover.
9
Put the outside lamp cover back in its place.
✍
✍
Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-2400 replacement
lamp.
Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging
in/unplugging the connecting cords. Rough handling may
cause the TV to fall, damaging the TV, the TV stand and the
floor.
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The used lamp
This product contains mercury. Disposal of this product may be regulated if
sold in the United States. For disposal or recycling information, please
contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance
(http://www.eiae.org).
❑ Do not leave the used lamp near flammable materials or within the
reach of children.
❑
Do not pour water onto the used lamp or put any object inside the lamp.
Doing so may cause the lamp to burst.
For replacement lamp information visit:
U. S. residents: http://www.sonystyle.com/tv/
Canadian residents: http://www.sonystyle.ca/tv/
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Troubleshooting
Remote Control
Problem
Possible Remedies
Remote control does not
operate
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Cannot change channels with
the remote control
❏
❏
❏
Remote control does not
operate non-Sony video
equipment
❏
❏
❏
The batteries could be weak. Replace the batteries.
Check the orientation of the batteries.
Press TV (FUNCTION) once, and the TV indicator lights up. You may have
inadvertently pressed SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION), which changes the remote
control to SAT or CABLE mode.
Make sure this unit’s power cord is connected securely to the wall outlet.
Install the unit at least 3-4 feet away from fluorescent lights.
If the "High Temperature Warning!" message appears, turn off the TV and wait
until the TV's projection lamp cools down (approximately 5 minutes). If the
remote control still does not work, make sure to dust the ventilation slots on the
rear of the TV and the cooling fan to provide adequate ventilation around the TV.
If you are using the TV to change channels, first press TV (FUNCTION) once,
and the TV indicator lights up.
If you are using another device to change channels, be sure you have not
inadvertently switched your TV from the channel 3 or 4 setting.
If you are using another device to change channels, be sure to press FUNCTION
for that device. For example, if you are using your cable box to change channels,
be sure to press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION) once, and the SAT/CABLE indicator
lights up.
If you replaced the batteries to the remote recently, the code numbers for the video
equipment may need to be reset.
There may be more than one code for the equipment that you are attempting to
operate.
There is a possibility that some non-Sony equipment cannot be operated by your
Sony TV remote. You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control.
CableCARD Device
Problem
Possible Remedies
Problems using CableCARD ❏
device or CableCARD services ❏
❏
❏
Check that the CableCARD is inserted properly (see pages 30-31).
The CableCARD device must be activated by your local cable TV provider before
you can receive digital cable TV services. See the activation instructions on pages
pages 30-31.
Check the Diagnostics and CableCARD setting options (see page 84). (This can
be useful in providing information to an authorized technician or repair person.)
Contact your cable TV provider.
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Video
Problem
Possible Remedies
No picture (screen not lit), no
sound
❏
Dark, poor or no picture
(screen lit), good sound
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
“Black box” on screen
❏
Black bands appear at the top
and bottom of the screen
❏
Certain programs on DVD or ❏
other digital sources display a
loss of detail, especially during
fast-motion or dark scenes
"Iris Unit error" appears while ❏
Advanced Iris is active
Check the antenna/cable connections.
Try another channel; it could be station trouble.
Press ANT to change the input mode (see page 44).
Adjust the antenna.
Move the TV away from noise sources such as cars, neon signs, or hair dryers.
Using a highly directional outdoor antenna or a cable may solve the problem.
Set Image Shift to an appropriate value. The default setting is Auto. If doubled
images appear with Auto, select the best value from 1 to 4 (see page 79).
You have selected a text option in the Setup setting and no text is available. (See
page 78 to reset Setup selections.) To turn off this feature, set the Caption Vision
option to Off. If you were trying to select closed captioning, select CC1 instead of
Text 1-4.
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 (or contact your program
provider).
The compression used by certain digital broadcasts and DVDs 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. This is due to your TV’s large screen
and ability to show very fine detail, and is normal for certain digitally recorded
programs. Adjust the reality/clarity in the DRC Palette setting (see page 64) to
optimize the picture while viewing these sources.
The Iris Control may have a problem. Call your local Sony Service Center.
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No color/dark picture/color is
not correct
Only snow and noise appear on ❏
the screen
❏
❏
Dotted lines or stripes
❏
❏
Double images
❏
❏
If your TV does not turn on and a red light keeps flashing, your TV may need
service. Call your local Sony Service Center.
Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
Press POWER on the front of the TV.
Press TV/VIDEO to cycle through the connected video sources.
Try another channel; it could be station trouble.
Adjust the Picture Mode option in the Video setting (see page 63).
Adjust the Brightness option in the Video setting (see page 63).
Check the antenna/cable connections.
Adjust the Color option in the Video setting (see page 63).
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Audio
Problem
Possible Remedies
Good picture, no sound
❏
❏
❏
❏
Audio noise
❏
Cannot gain enough volume
when using a cable box
❏
Sound seems weak or
insufficient
❏
Cannot raise the volume on
external speakers
❏
❏
Press MUTING so that Muting disappears from the screen (see page 44).
Make sure the Speaker option is set to On in the Audio setting (see page 67).
Make sure the MTS option is set to Stereo or Mono (see page 67).
When the HDMI IN input is in use, surround sound, such as AC-3 and DTS,
cannot be input. Change the sound setting for the external input device to Linear
PCM.
Communication problems may occur if infrared communication equipment (e.g.,
infrared cordless headphones) is used near the TV. Use headphones other than
infrared cordless headphones. Also, if you use infrared communication equipment
other than infrared cordless headphones, move the infrared transceiver away from
the TV until the noise is eliminated, or move the transmitter and receiver of the
infrared communication equipment closer together.
Increase the volume of the cable box using the cable box’s remote control. Then
press TV(FUNCTION) once (the TV indicator lights up) and adjust the TV’s
volume.
The TV’s audio might be set to Auto SAP or Mono, when it might be better set to
Stereo. In the Audio setting (see page 67), set the MTS setting to Stereo. If
already set to Stereo, switch to Mono (which may reduce background noise
during weak stereo broadcasts).
If the Speaker option is set to Off and the Audio Out option is set to Fixed (in
order to output the sound to your audio system), use your audio receiver to adjust
the sound (see page 67). Or, to use the TV remote control, set the Audio Out
option to Variable.
To turn on the TV speakers, set the Speaker option to On (see page 67).
Channels
Problem
Possible Remedies
Cannot receive upper channels ❏
(UHF) when using an antenna ❏
Cannot receive any channels
when using cable TV
❏
❏
Cannot receive or select
❏
channels
Some digital cable channels are ❏
not being displayed
❏
Press ANT to select the VHF/UHF input (see page 44).
Use Auto Program in the Channel setting to add receivable channels that are not
presently in the TV’s memory (see page 72).
Use Auto Program in the Channel setting to add receivable channels that are not
presently in the TV’s memory (see page 72).
Press ANT to select the CABLE input (see page 44).
Use Auto Program in the Channel setting to add receivable channels that are not
presently in TV memory (see page 72).
Certain cable companies have limitations on the broadcast of digital cable
channels. Check with your cable company for more information.
The digital cable channel may be set to Hidden in the Channel setting (see page
72).
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General
Problem
Possible Remedies
How to reset TV to factory
settings
❏
Turn on the TV. While holding down the M button on the remote control, press the
POWER button on the TV. (The TV will turn itself off, then back on again.)
Release the M button.
WARNING: The Factory Reset will clear all of your customized settings
including Parental Lock setting.
How to restore Video settings
to factory settings
❏
Select Reset setting option while in the Video setting (see page 66).
How to restore Audio settings ❏
to factory settings
Cannot cycle through the other ❏
video equipment connected to
the TV
Select Reset setting option while in the Audio setting (see page 66).
Be sure the Label Video Inputs option is not set to Skip (see page 79).
❏
Lost password
❏
If a setting option appears in gray, this indicates that the setting option is not
available.
On the password screen (see page 74), enter the following master password:
4357. The master password clears your previous password; it cannot be used to
temporarily unblock channels.
TIMER LED on front panel is ❏
lit
LAMP LED blinks in red
❏
When lit, indicates that the timer is set (see page 83). When the timer is set, this
LED will remain lit even when the TV is turned off.
Replace the lamp (see page 86).
Digital cable box does not work ❏
If you are connecting a VCR and digital cable box using a splitter, as described on
page 35, you must use a special bi-directional splitter that is designed to work
with your digital cable box. Contact your cable provider for details.
Cannot record digital channels ❏
to VCR
Only analog channels can be recorded to your VCR.
❏
When the TV is in use, there is a natural rise in temperature, causing the cabinet to
expand or contract and may be accompanied by a slight creaking noise. This is not
a malfunction.
A slight creaking noise occurs ❏
from the bottom part of the TV
Advanced Iris applies a mechanical iris system. When Advanced Iris is set, a
natural creaking noise occurs due to the basic structure of the optical unit. The
creaking sound is an inherent nature of this system and is not a defect.
If the TV is used at high altitudes and High Altitude is set to On, the cooling fan
runs faster and its sound becomes louder. If the TV is not used at high altitudes,
set High Altitude to Off (see page 81).
Make sure to remove dust from the ventilation slots on the rear and both sides of
the TV. In addition, make sure that there are no obstacles in front of the ventilation
slots. If the message still appears after the dust or obstacles are removed, the TV
may need servicing. Call your local Sony Service Center.
TV cabinet creaks
The cooling fan is loud
❏
"High Temperature Warning!" ❏
message appears
The TV does not turn on
❏
The TV cools down its projection lamp when the power is turned off. It takes up to
two minutes for the picture to come back after the TV is turned on again. Wait for
a while until the picture comes back.
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Specifications
Projection System
LCD Panel
Projection Lens
Antenna
Lamp
Television System
3 LCD Panels, 1 lens projection system
0.73 inch TFT LCD panel (1,280 × 720 pixels)
High Performance, large diameter hybrid lens F2.4
75-ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF
100W, XL-2400
NTSC
American TV Standard
ATSC (8VSB terrestrial)
ATSC compliant 8VSB
QAM on cable
ANSI/SCTE 07 2000
Visible Screen Size (Picture measured KDF-E42A10: 42 inches
diagonally)
KDF-E50A10: 50 inches
Channel Coverage
Terrestrial (analog)
2-69
Cable TV (analog)
1-125
Terrestrial (digital)
2-69
Cable TV (digital)
1-135
Number of Inputs/Outputs
HDMI IN
Video
1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Audio
Two channel linear PCM 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz,
16, 20 and 24 bit
Video (IN)
3 total (1 on side panel)
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative
S Video (IN)
1
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync
negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p (Burst signal), 75 ohms
Audio (IN)
5 total (1 on side panel)
500 mVrms (100% modulation)
Impedance: 47 kilohms
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync
Component Video Input
2 (Y PB/CB PR/CR)
negative
PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
AUDIO (VAR/FIX) OUT
1
500 mVrms at the maximum volume setting
(Variable)
500 mVrms (Fixed)
Impedance (output): 2 kilohms
✍ AUDIO OUT jacks are operable only
when the TV’s Speaker is set to Off.
RF Inputs
2
PC Input
1
Digital Audio Optical Output
1
Optical Rectangular (1)
(PCM/Dolby Digital)
CableCARD Slot
PCMCIA Type I/II
Speaker output
12 W + 12 W
Power requirement
120 V, 60 Hz
Power consumption
In use: 210 W
In standby: Less than 17 W
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Dimensions (W/H/D)
Mass
Supplied Accessories
Remote Control
AA (R6) Batteries
Operating Instructions
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Card
Product Registration Card
KDF-E42A10: 999 × 722 × 357 mm (39 3/8 × 28 1/2 × 14 1/8 inches)
KDF-E50A10: 1184 × 827 × 408 mm (46 5/8 × 32 5/8 × 16 1/8 inches)
KDF-E42A10: 28 kg (61 lb. 12 oz.)
KDF-E50A10: 33 kg (72 lb. 13 oz.)
RM-YD003
2 supplied for remote control
1
1
1
1
Optional accessories:
❑ HDMI cable
HDMI-to-DVI cable
❑
Component video cable
❑
S VIDEO cable
❑
A/V cable
❑
Audio cable
❑
Optical cable
❑
TV Stand : (SU-RG11S for KDF-E42A10, SU-RG11M for KDF-E50A10)
❑
Theatre Stand System: RHT-G2000
❑
Lamp : XL-2400
✍
Other Information
❑
The availability of optional accessories
depends on stock.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
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Index
0-9 buttons 44
4:3 Default 70
5.1 Channel DVD using with
remote control 50
A
A/V Sync 67
About Using CableCARD Device
30
AC IN 18
Adding channels to the channel
list 72
Adjusting audio, Steady Sound
66
Advanced Iris 63
Advanced Video 65
Alternate Audio 52
Alternate Video 52
ANT button 44
Applications Settings 62, 83
Audio Out 67, 68
AUDIO OUT jack, described 18
Audio receiver, connecting 42
Audio settings 61, 66
Auto Adjustment 71
Auto Program 72
B
Balance, adjusting 66, 68
Bass, adjusting 66, 68
Batteries, inserting in remote 43
BBE 66
Brightness, adjusting 63, 65
C
Cable
connecting with VCR 34
using with remote control 49
Cable Box
connecting with VCR 35
CableCARD device 30, 84
CableCARD slot 17
Camcorder connection 41
Caption Vision 78
programming 80
Change Password 75
CHANNEL +/– button 15
Channel settings 62, 72
Channel Show/Hide 72
Channels
Auto Program 72
creating labels 73
CineMotion 9, 80
Clear White 65
Clock/Timers 83
Closed caption modes 78
Color Temp., adjusting 64, 65
Color, adjusting 63
Connecting
Audio receiver 42
Cable box 23–24
Camcorder 41
DVD player 38–39
Personal Computer 40
Satellite receiver 25
VCR 34–37
D
Diagnostics 84
DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL)
OUT 18
Digital Channels 72
Digital subchannels 52
Display Area 70
DISPLAY button 45
Display Mode 65
Display, turning off 45
DRC Mode 64
DRC Palette 64
DVD player
using with remote control 49
with A/V connectors,
connecting 39
with component video
connectors, connecting 38
E
Effect 66, 68
English Rating 77
ENT button 44
External Inputs, WEGA GATE
56, 59
F
Favorite Channels
setting up 72
Favorites, WEGA GATE 56, 57
FREEZE button 45, 54
French Rating 77
FUNCTION button 44
G
Game Picture 69
Gamma 65
GUIDE button 51
Guide menu 52
H
HD/DVD IN jack (1080i/720p/
480p/ 480i), described 16, 18
HDMI IN jack, described 17
High Altitude 80, 81
High-Definition Multimedia
Interface (HDMI) 10
Horizontal Center 71
Hue, adjusting 63
I
Image Shift 79
Infrared Receiver (IR) 15
Inputs, labeling 79
Iris 63, 65
J, K
JUMP 54
JUMP button 44
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R
Label
Channels 73
Label Video Inputs 79
LAMP LED 15
Lamp, replacing 86–89
Language 79, 81
Live Color 65
Ratings
setting 76
viewing blocked programs 75
Remote control
inserting batteries 43
programming 47–48
Removing channels from the
channel list 72
Removing the CableCARD 31
Reset 63, 65, 66, 68
M
MENU button 45, 49
Menu Color 79, 81
Movie Rating 76
MTS 67
MUTING button 44
N
Noise Reduction 64
O
Off, turning off the TV 15
On, turning on the TV 15
P, Q
Parental Control, described 9
Parental Lock settings 62, 74
Password, changing 75
PC IN jack 17
PC Input 65, 68, 71, 81
Personal Computer
connecting 40
Phase 71
Picture 63, 65
PICTURE button 44
Picture Mode
Custom 63
Standard 63
Vivid 63
Pitch 71
POWER button 15
Power Management 81
POWER/STANDBY LED 15
Problems, Troubleshooting 90–
93
Program Guide 52
Program Options menu 52
S
S VIDEO jack, described 18
Satellite receiver
connecting 25
Satellite receiver, using with
remote control 49
Screen settings 61, 69
Select Country 75
Settings
Applications 62, 83
Audio 61, 66
Channel 62, 72
Parental Lock 62, 74
Screen 61, 69
Setup 62, 78
Video 61, 63
Settings, WEGA GATE 56, 59
Setup settings 62, 78
Sharpness, adjusting 64
Show/Hide Channels 72
Sound Mode 66, 68
Speaker 15, 67, 68
Specifications 94–95
Steady Sound
adjusting 66
described 10
Support Belt 14
Surround sound 66, 68
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Turning on/off the TV 15
TV FUNCTION button 44
TV POWER button 45
TV Rating 76
TV/VIDEO button 15, 44
U.S.A. Rating 77
Unrated 76
V
VCR
using with remote control 49
with cable box, connecting 35
with cable, connecting 34
Vertical Center 70, 71
Vertical Size 70
VHF/UHF jack, described 17
Video 2 (Component) 79
Video inputs, labeling 79
Video settings 61, 63
VIDEO/AUDIO (L/R) jacks,
described 16, 18
VISUAL SEARCH 45
VOL +/– button 45
VOLUME +/– button 15
Volume Offset 66
W, X, Y
WEGA GATE 9, 55
WEGA GATE button 15
Wide Mode 69, 71
Wide Screen Mode, described 9
T, U
Timer
set current 84
TIMER indicator 12
TIMER LED 15
Timer setting 83
Treble, adjusting 66, 68
Troubleshooting 90–93
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