Connecting Additional4-075-501-21 Equipment Trinitron Color TV ® Operating Instructions KV-20FV12 KV-24FV12 © 2000 by Sony Corporation User Guide Connecting Additional Equipment WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the TV to rain or moisture. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN ATTENTION RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS OUVRIR PRECAUCION RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELECTRICO NO ABRIR CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. 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. Note to the CATV Installer This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ❏ ❏ ❏ Operate the TV only on 120 V AC. One blade of the power plug is wider than the other for safety purposes and will fit into the power 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 falls into the TV, unplug it and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it further. CAUTION When using TV games, computers, and similar products with your 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 channel 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 results of misuse. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not use this polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle, or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure. User Guide ✍ You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. NOTIFICATION 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 with radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ Reorient or relocate the receiving antennas. 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. Protecting the TV ❏ ❏ To prevent internal heat build-up, 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. Note on Caption Vision This television receiver provides display of television closed captioning in accordance with § 15.119 of the FCC rules. Use of this television for other than private viewing of programs broadcast on UHF or VHF or transmitted by cable companies for the use of the general public may require authorization from the broadcaster-cable company and/or program owner. Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the front cover of this manual and the rear of your TV. Trademarks and Copyrights ENERGY STAR® is a registered mark. As an ENERGY STAR ® Partner, Sony has determined that this product or product model meets the ENERGY STAR ® guidelines for energy efficiency. Licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under USP 4638258.4482866. BBE and BBE symbol are trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc. For KV-24FV12 only ( )® SRS (SOUND RETRIEVAL) The ( ) SRS (SOUND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM) is manufactured by Sony Corporation under license from SRS Labs, Inc. It is covered by U.S. Patent No. 4,748,669. Other U.S. and foreing patents pending. The word ‘SRS’ and the SRS symbol ( ) are registered trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. Connecting Additional Equipment Important Safeguards For your protection, please read these instructions completely, and keep this manual for future reference. Carefully observe and comply with all warnings, cautions, and instructions placed on the set, or described in the operating instructions or service manual. WARNING To guard against injury, the following basic safety precautions should be observed in the installation, use, and servicing of the set. Use Power Sources This set should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the serial/model plate. If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local power company. For those sets designed to operate from battery power, refer to the operating instructions. Grounding or Polarization This set is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow the instructions below: For the set with a polarized AC power cord plug This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug by forcing it in. Alternate Warning For the set with a three-wire grounding type AC plug This plug will only fit into a groundingtype power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding plug. User Guide Overloading Cleaning Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since this can result in fire or electric shock. Always turn the set off when it is not to be used. When the set is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet as a precaution against the possibility of an internal malfunction that could create a fire hazard. Unplug the set from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the set. Object and Liquid Entry Never push objects of any kind into the set through the cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the set. If a snapping or popping sound from a TV set is continuous or frequent while the TV is operating, unplug the TV and consult your dealer or service technician. It is normal for some TV sets to make occasional snapping or popping sounds, particularly when being turned on or off. Installation Water and Moisture Attachments Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer, as they may cause hazards. Do not use power-line operated sets near water — for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc. Connecting Additional Equipment Accessories Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, table, or shelf. The set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the set. Use only a cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer for the specific model of TV any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn. • Never place the set in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided. • Do not place the set near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct sunlight. Power-Cord Protection Ventilation The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered. • Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials. • Never block the slots and openings by placing the set on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord, and do not place the set where the power cord is subject to wear or abuse. User Guide Grounding or Polarization This set may be equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact you electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. 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. Antenna Grounding According to the NEC Refer to section 54-300 of Canadian Electrical Code for Antenna Grounding. ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE GROUND CLAMP ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20) ELECTRIC SERVICE EQUIPMENT NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE GROUNDING CONDUCTORS (NEC SECTION 810-21) GROUND CLAMPS POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM (NEC ARTICLE 250, PART H) Lightning For added protection for this television receiver during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage to the receiver due to lightning and power-line surges. Connecting Additional Equipment Service Damage Requiring Service Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: • When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. • • When the set exhibits a distinct change in performance — this indicates a need for service. Servicing Do not attempt to service the set yourself since opening the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. If liquid has been spilled into the set or objects have fallen into the product. Replacement Parts • If the set has been exposed to rain or water. • If the set has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged. • If the set does not operate normally when following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the set to normal operation. 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. Safety Check Upon completion of any service or repairs to the set, ask the service technician to perform routine safety checks (as specified by the manufacturer) to determine that the set is in safe operating condition, and to so certify. When the set reaches the end of its useful life, improper disposal could result in a picture tube implosion. Ask a qualified service technician to dispose of the set. User Guide Contents Introduction Trinitron ® Color TV Features ............................ 1 Batteries for the Remote Control....................... 2 About this Manual .............................................. 2 Connecting Your TV Basic Connections................................................ 3 Connecting Additional Equipment .................. 4 Using the Remote Control and Basic Functions Using the Remote Control................................ 11 Setting Up the TV Automatically.................... 13 Quick Start to the Menus.................................. 14 Using the Menus Using the Video Menu ............................... 18 Using the Audio Menu .............................. 19 Options Menu .................................................... 20 Using the Channel Setup Menu................ 21 Parental Control................................................. 22 Using the Parental Control Menu ............ 25 Using the Timer Menu ............................... 28 Using the Setup Menu................................ 29 Options Menu .................................................... 30 Other Informations Programming the Remote Control ................. 31 Troubleshooting ................................................ 34 Specifications...................................................... 36 Index.......................................................................... 37 User Guide Connecting Additional Equipment Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony Trinitron ® Color TV. Before you begin using this manual, please check the model number located on the rear of your TV or on the front cover of this manual. Trinitron Color TV Features ® Some of the features you will enjoy include: ❏ FLAT CRT — New technologically advanced screen for optimal picture quality. ❏ Parental Control — A tool for parents to help monitor what their children watch on TV by establishing rating limits. ❏ ❏ Favorite Channel — Instant access to your favorite channels with the touch of a button. Universal Remote Control — Program your remote control to operate your connected cable box, VCR, digital satellite receiver, or DVD player. Energy Star® — A recognized symbol of energy efficiency. ❏ S VIDEO — A video input that offers enhanced picture quality. ❏ Direct MTS — Allows direct access to changing your Multi-Channel TV Sound: Stereo, Mono, or Auto-SAP (Second Audio Program), with the touch of a button. Trilingual Menus — Choose between English, French, or Spanish menus. Front Panel Controls — Allows access to the on-screen menus without the use of a remote control. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ Front A/V inputs — A quick connection for video games, camcorders, stereo/mono equipment, or headphones. 1 Operating Instructions Batteries for the Remote Control Insert two AA (R6) batteries (supplied) into the remote control using the following illustration as a guide. ✍ ✍ ✍ Under normal conditions, batteries will last up to six months. If the remote control does not operate properly, the batteries might be worn out. If you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage. Your remote control can be programmed to operate most video equipment, (see page 31). About this Manual This manual provides instructions to help you enjoy your new TV. It shows you how to connect to an antenna or cable, cable box, VCR, DVD, satellite receiver, stereo system, or camcorder. Once you’re connected, follow the instructions and use the remote control to access the on-screen menus. 2 Connecting Your TV Connecting Your TV Read this section before setting up your TV for the first time. This section covers basic connections in addition to any optional equipment you may be connecting. Basic Connections TV with indoor or outdoor antenna, or CATV cable Depending on the cable available in your home, choose one of the connections below: ✍ If you are connecting to an indoor or outdoor antenna, you may need to adjust the orientation of the antenna for best reception. 3 Operating Instructions Connecting Additional Equipment TV and VCR Rear of TV 2 VCR 1 Coxial Cable From cable/ antenna 3 (Optional connection) 1 Connect the coaxial cable from your TV antenna or cable service to the IN jack on your VCR. 2 Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your VCR to the VHF/UHF jack on the TV. ✍ To watch video programs from your VCR, tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 (as set on the rear of your VCR). (Optional connection) 3 ✍ ✍ 4 If your VCR is equipped with video outputs, you can get better picture quality by connecting A/V cables (not supplied) from AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your VCR to AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV. You can use the inputs. button to switch between the VHF/UHF and VIDEO For optimum picture quality, use S VIDEO (if your VCR is equipped with the S VIDEO connection) instead of the yellow A/V cable. S VIDEO does not provide sound, the audio cables must still be connected. Connecting Your TV TV and Cable Box Cable Box 1 Coaxial Cable From cable 2 Coaxial Cable Rear of TV 1 Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service to the IN jack on your cable box. 2 Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your cable box to the VHF/UHF jack on the TV. ✍ ✍ To view channels from your cable box, tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 (as set on the rear panel of your cable box) and use the cable box’s remote control to change channels. If you will be controlling all channel selection through your cable box, you should consider using the Channel Fix feature, (see page 21). 5 Operating Instructions TV, VCR, and Cable box Rear of TV 3 VCR 2 Coaxial Cable 4 (Optional connection) Cable box 1 From cable 1 Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service to the IN jack on your cable box. 2 Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your cable box to the IN jack on your VCR. 3 Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your VCR to the VHF/UHF jack on the TV. ✍ If you will be controlling all channel selection through your cable box, you should consider using the Channel Fix feature, (see page 21). (Optional connection) 4 ✍ ✍ 6 If your VCR is equipped with video outputs, you can get better picture quality by connecting A/V cables (not supplied) from AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your VCR to AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV. You can use the inputs. button to switch between the VHF/UHF and VIDEO For optimum picture quality, use S VIDEO (if your VCR is equipped with the S VIDEO connection) instead of the yellow A/V cable. S VIDEO does not provide sound, the audio cables must still be connected. Connecting Your TV TV and Satellite Receiver Rear of TV 2 From cable/ antenna Satellite receiver 1 Satellite antenna cable SATELLITE IN VHF/UHF AUDIO R AUDIO L VIDEO IN OUT LINE OUT 3 1 Connect the cable from your satellite antenna to SATELLITE IN on your satellite receiver. 2 Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service or antenna to the VHF/UHF jack on your TV. 3 Using A/V cables, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your satellite receiver to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your TV. ✍ ✍ You can use the inputs. button to switch between the VHF/UHF and VIDEO For optimum picture quality, use S VIDEO (if your Satellite Receiver is equipped with the S VIDEO connection) instead of the yellow A/V cable. S VIDEO does not provide sound, the audio cables must still be connected. 7 Operating Instructions TV, Satellite Receiver, and VCR Satellite antenna cable 1 Rear of TV From cable/ antenna 4 VCR SATELLITE IN VHF/UHF AUDIO R AUDIO L VIDEO 2 AUDIO R AUDIO L VIDEO IN OUT LINE OUT VHF/UHF LINE IN IN Satellite receiver OUT LINE OUT 3 5 1 Connect the cable from your satellite antenna to SATELLITE IN on the satellite receiver. 2 Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service or antenna to the IN jack on your VCR. 3 Using a coaxial cable, connect the OUT jack on your VCR to the VHF/UHF jack on your TV. 4 Using A/V cables, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your satellite receiver to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your VCR. 5 Using A/V cables, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your VCR to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your TV. ✍ 8 To view from the satellite receiver or VCR, select the video input to which your satellite receiver or VCR is connected by pressing on the remote control. Connecting Your TV Connecting a Camcorder Using A/V cables, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your camcorder to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your TV. Front A/V Panel MENU F VIDEO 2 INPUT VIDEOL(MONO)-AUDIO-R F A/V output Connecting a DVD Player 1 Using audio A/V cables, connect AUDIO OUT on your DVD player to AUDIO IN on your TV. 2 Using a S VIDEO cable, connect S VIDEO OUT on your DVD player to S VIDEO IN on your TV. Rear of TV Rear of DVD player LINE OUT AUDIO R AUDIO L VIDEO S VIDEO 2 1 ✍ For optimum picture quality, use S VIDEO instead of the yellow A/V cable. S VIDEO does not provide sound, the audio cables must still be connected. 9 Operating Instructions Connecting an Audio System Using A/V cables, connect AUDIO OUT on your TV to one of the unused line inputs (e.g. TV, AUX, TAPE 2) on your stereo. Rear of TV AUDIO-L AUDIO-R Line input ✍ ✍ To change the level of audio output on your TV can be changed between Fixed and Variable modes, (see page 20). Set your stereo to the chosen line input. See page 19 for additional audio setup instructions. Connecting Headphones Connect the headphones to the jack on the front of your TV. Front A/V Panel 10 Using the Remote Control and Basic Functions Using the Remote Control and Basic Functions This section shows you how to use the more advanced buttons on the remote control and how to use the on-screen menus. Using the Remote Control Button Description POWER Press when you want to turn connected equipment on and off. FUNCTION Press when you want to control connected equipment with your remote control. MUTING Instantly turns off the sound. Press again or press to restore sound. SYSTEM OFF Powers off all Sony equipment at once, (may not work with older equipment). TV/VIDEO Cycles through available video inputs. TV/VTR Press when you are finished using a VCR and you want to switch to the TV input. Your VCR power will remain on. Moves the cursor in the on-screen menus. Press the arrow buttons to move the cursor, press the center button to select or access an option. PICTURE MODE Cycles through the available Video Mode settings. SLEEP Turns the TV off automatically in approximately 15, 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes. Cancel by pressing until SLEEP OFF appears. (continued) 11 Operating Instructions MTS/SAP Cycles through the Multi-channel TV Sound (MTS) options: Stereo, Mono, and Auto-SAP (Second Audio Programming). DISPLAY Press to display the current time, (if set) and channel number. Cycles through available Steady Sound settings, (see page 19). ✍ 12 JUMP Alternates between the last two channels selected with the 0 9 buttons. GUIDE Brings up the custom guide of your satellite receiver. MENU Displays the on-screen menu. Press again to exit the menu at any time. RESET Press to return to factory settings while in an on-screen menu. CODE SET Use to program your remote control to operate connected video equipment, (see page 31). If you lost your remote control, see page 35. Using the Remote Control and Basic Functions Setting Up the TV Automatically After you have finished connecting your TV, you can perform Auto Program to set up your channels. 1 Press to turn on the TV. The Initial Setup screen appears. Auto Program Exit [CH+] [CH-] First please connect cable/antenna 2 CH Press on the remote control or in the TV front panel to perform Auto Program. To perform Auto Program again 6 ✍ Press . Press g to highlight setup ( ). Press f to highlight Options. Press g or Press f to select Cable. Press g or to select. to select. F 1 2 3 4 5 Press F or to select ON or OFF according to how you connected your TV. Press G or . Press f to highlight Auto Program. Press g or channels. to search for The Initial Setup screen appears each time you turn on the TV until you perform Auto Program. 13 Operating Instructions Quick Start to the Menus The following settings are available in your on-screen menus: Menu Allows you to Make adjustments to your picture settings. Video Mode: Vivid Picture Controls VM: High Move Select Audio Treble Bass Balance Steady Sound: OFF Effect: OFF Options Move Select End MENU Options MTS: Auto-SAP Speaker: OFF Audio Out: Variable End MENU Move Select End MENU Change your audio settings. Customize your channel settings. Channel Setup Favorite Channel Channel Fix: OFF Channel Skip/Add Channel Label Move Select End MENU Set rating limits on your TV based on a program’s rating or content. Parental Control Password: Move 14 Select End MENU Using the Remote Control and Basic Functions Menu Allows you to Set the clock on your TV and program scheduled viewing using Timer 1 and Timer 2. Timer Timer 1: Set Timer 2: Set Current Time Daylight Saving: NO : Move Select AM End MENU Options Cable: ON Auto Program Tilt Correction: 0 Setup Caption Vision: CC1 Video Label Language: English Demo Options Move Select End MENU Program your channels, lable video inputs, select menu languages, or run a demo of the menus. Move Select End MENU The Options menu offers other setup options. 15 Using the Menus Using the Menus This section shows the options available for setting up and adjusting your TV. To access a menu 6 Press . Use the G or g buttons to move through the menus. Use the F or Press g or F 1 2 3 4 5 buttons to highlight an option. to select or access an option. After adjusting or selecting an option, press g or adjustment. Press G to go to the previous menu, or press to complete the to close the menu. 17 Operating Instructions Using the Video Menu To access the Video menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Video Mode: Vivid Picture Controls VM: High Move Mode Customized picture viewing ✍ Press Select End MENU Vivid: Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness. Movie: Select for a finely detailed picture. Sports: Select for a bright picture. Standard: Select for a standard picture. for direct Mode settings, (Vivid, Movie, Sports, Standard). Picture Controls With the Picture Controls menu open: Picture: Press G or f to decrease the contrast. Press g or F to increase contrast. Brightness: Press G or f to darken the picture. Press g or F to brighten the picture. Color: Press G or f to decrease color saturation. Press g or F to increase color saturation. Hue: Press G or f to decrease the red tones. Press g or F to increase the green tones. Sharpness: Press G or f to soften the picture. Press g or F to sharpen the picture. VM Velocity Modulation Sharpens picture definition to give objects a sharp, clean edge. Use the F or buttons to select from one of the following options: OFF, High, Low. 18 F ✍ When you change the Mode setting the VM setting may also change automatically. Using the Menus Using the Audio Menu To access the Audio menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Audio Treble Bass Balance Steady Sound: OFF Effect: OFF Options Move Select End MENU F Treble Press G or to decrease the higher pitched sound. Press g or F to increase the higher pitched sound. Bass Press G or to decrease the lower pitched sound. Press g or F to increase the lower pitched sound. Balance Press G or to emphasize the left speaker. Press g or F to emphasize the right speaker. Steady Sound Stabilizes volume Press F or to select one of the following options: ON: Select to stabilize the volume when changing channels. OFF: Select to turn Steady Sound off. F for direct Steady Sound settings. F Press F Effect F ✍ Press F or to select one of the following options: SRS: Produces a dynamic three dimensional sound for stereo audio signals, (KV-24FV12 only). Simulated: Simulates theater quality sound for stereo programs, (KV-24FV12 only). Surround: Add a surround-like effect to mono programs, (KV-20FV12 only). OFF: Normal stereo or mono reception. 19 Operating Instructions Options Menu To access the Options menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Options MTS: Auto-SAP Speaker: OFF Audio Out: Variable Move Select End MENU F MTS Multi-Channel Sound Press F or to select one of the following options: Stereo: Select when viewing a broadcast in stereo. Mono: Select to reduce noise in areas of poor reception. Auto-SAP: Select to have the TV automatically to a Second Audio Program (SAP) when a signal is received. Speaker Custom selection of audio output source ON: Select to listen to the sound from the TV speakers with or without a separate stereo system. OFF: Select to turn off the TV speakers and listen to the TV’s sound only through external audio system speakers. Audio Out Use to control the TV’s volume through a stereo Audio Out can only be set when speakers are set to OFF. Variable: Adjust the volume through your TV. Fixed: Adjust the TV volume through a connected stereo. ✍ If your TV is set to Auto-SAP, some programs may be muted or distorted. If your TV does not output sound, change your Audio setting to Stereo or Mono. ✍ Press ✍ Audio Out can only be set when Speaker is set to OFF. 20 for direct MTS settings (Stereo, Mono, Auto-SAP). Using the Menus Using the Channel Setup Menu To access the Channel Setup menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Channel Setup Favorite Channel Channel Fix: OFF Channel Skip/Add Channel Label Move With the Favorite Channel menu open: 1 Press g or to select. 2 Use the F or buttons to select Auto or Manual (selecting Auto will display in gray the last five channels accessed by the 0 9 buttons). 3 When in Manual, press G then to select the position (1-5) where you want to set a favorite channel. Then press g or . 4 Using the F or buttons, select the desired channel. 5 Press then , the TV will change to the channel entered. F F Favorite Channel Quick access to favorite channels End MENU Select F To use Favorite Channel: Exit all menus and press . Press F or move the cursor to the desired channel number and press . F ✍ to Channel Fix 2-6: Select when you want to control all channel selection through a cable box or VCR. Select the appropriate channel (usually 3 or 4) and use the cable box’s or VCR’s remote control for channel selection. Video: Select from available video inputs when you have connected video equipment (e.g. satellite receiver) and you want your TV fixed to it. OFF: Channel Fix is not set. Channel Skip/Add Use this feature after you run Auto Program to skip unwanted channels or add new ones. 1 Use the 0 9 buttons or the [CH +/-] buttons to select the channel, then press . 2 Press to Skip or Add (only one option will be available). Channel Label Label up to 40 channels with their call letters With the Channel Label window open: 1 Press , then press F or until you reach the desired channel number. 2 Press to activate the channel. 3 Press F or to display the first call letter or number of the caption and press to select it. When finished, press g or to activate. F F ✍ Favorite Channel,Channel Skip/Add, and Channel Label cannot be used when Channel Fix is set. 21 Operating Instructions Parental Control The Parental Control feature is designed to help parents monitor what their children watch on television. This section shows you the different rating systems available and how to set your TV’s rating limit. Overview of the Ratings Once you have become familiar with these rating systems, you should be ready to set your TV’s rating limit. TV Ratings The TV ratings are divided into two groups: age-based and content-based. Age TV Ratings TV-Y: FV TV-Y7: TV-G: TV-PG : D L TV-14: D L TV-MA : L Press Move to block Select S S S V V V Content End MENU Age Defined as Contents Defined as TV-Y All children FV Fantasy Violence TV-Y7 Directed to older children D TV-G General audience Suggestive dialogue TV-PG Parental Guidance suggested L Strong language S Sexual situations TV-14 Parents Strongly cautioned V Violence TV-MA Mature Audience only ✍ 22 The content ratings will increase depending on the level of the age-based 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 intense violence. Using the Menus Movie Ratings (U.S. models only) This system defines the rating levels of movies shown in theaters and on prime cable channels. Rating Defined as G General audience PG Parental Guidance suggested PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned R Restricted NC-17 No one 17 and under admitted X No one 17 and under admitted Movie Rating G: PG: PG-13: R: NC-17: X: Press Move to block Select End MENU Unrated (U.S. models only) You have the option of blocking TV programs or movies that are not rated. View All Allows all unrated programs Block All Blocks all unrated programming Block TV Blocks all unrated TV Programs Block Movies ✍ Custom Ratings TV Ratings Movie Ratings Unrated: View All Allows all unrated Programming Move Select End MENU Blocks all unrated movies If you choose to block unrated TV programs, please be aware that the following programs may be blocked: emergency broadcasts, political programs, sports, news, public service announcements, religious programs, and weather. 23 Operating Instructions English Ratings (Canadian models only) These ratings are for Canadian programs that are broadcast in English. Rating Defined as C Children C8+ Children 8 years and older G General programming PG Parental Guidance 14+ Viewers 14 and older 18+ Adult programming English Ratings C: C8+ : G: PG: 14+ : 18+ : Press Move to block Select End MENU French Ratings (Canadian models only) These ratings are for Canadian programs that are broadcast in French. Rating Defined as G General 8 ans+ Not recommended for younger children 13 ans+ Not recommended for children under age 13 16 ans+ Not recommended for ages under 16 18 ans+ This program is restricted to adults French Ratings G: 8 ans+: 13 ans+: 16 ans+: 18 ans+: Press Move to block Select U.S.A. Ratings (Canadian models only) For programs from the United States. Please see “TV Ratings” on page 22. 24 End MENU Using the Menus Using the Parental Control Menu To access the Parental Control menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Parental Control Password: Use [0-9] buttons to enter new four-digit Password Move Select End MENU In the Parental Control menu, you will be asked to set a 4-digit password for any further access into Parental Control. ✍ 2 Press F 1 or , then use the 0 9 buttons to enter a 4-digit password. Keep this manual in a safe place. If you forget your password, see page 37. Confirm your password by entering it again. Once your password is set correctly, the next Parental Control menu appears. 25 Operating Instructions Setting the rating You can change the Rating by selecting one of the Lock options. Parental Control Lock: OFF Change Password Move 1 Select Move the cursor to Lock and press g or End MENU . If you are not familiar with the Parental Guidelines rating system, use one of the following preselected categories to simplify the rating selections: OFF, Child, Youth, Young Adult, or Custom. Use the F or F 2 buttons to select the desired rating and press g or Parental Control Lock: Young Adult Change Password Move Select End MENU Rating TV will allow a maximum rating of: Child TV-Y, TV-G, G (U.S. models only), G (Canadian models only) Youth TV-PG, PG (U.S. models only), PG (Canadian models only) Young Adult TV-14, PG-13 (U.S. models only), 14+ (Canadian models only) Custom Select to set more restrictive ratings, (see next section) OFF No rating limit 26 . Using the Menus Using the Custom menu Before setting Custom ratings, see page 22-24, “Overview of the Ratings,” for a description of the available rating systems. Follow the instructions on the screen to make your custom settings. See page 23 for U.S. models and page 24 for Canadian models for more information. ✍ Once you have blocked a rating or content, all higher ratings or content will be automatically blocked. Changing your Password 1 Use the F or buttons to move the cursor to Change Password and press g or . 2 Follow step 2 and 3 for “Using the Parental Control menu” on page 25. F Information for Parents To view a program that exceeds the TV rating ❏ ✍ Press , then use the 0 9 buttons to enter your password. Entering your password to view a blocked program will temporarily turn Lock to OFF. To reactivate your Lock settings, turn the TV off then back on. The TV will return to the settings that you have selected. 27 Operating Instructions Using the Timer Menu To access the Timer menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Timer Timer 1: Set Timer 2: Set Current Time Daylight Saving: NO : Move AM End MENU With the menu open, highlight Timer 1 or Timer 2: 1 Press g or , then press g or again. 2 Press F or until the desired day or range of days is displayed, then press g or . 3 Press F or to select the hour you want the TV to turn on, then press g or . 4 Press F or to select the minute you want the TV to turn on, then press g or . 5 Press F or to set the duration (up to 6 hours) then press g or . 6 Press F or to set the channel and press g or . F Timer 1 and Timer 2 Scheduled viewing Select F F F F ✍ You must set the Current Time before you can use Timer 1 and Timer 2. Current Time With the menu open: 1 Press g or . 2 Press F or to select the day and press g or . 3 Press F or until the current hour is displayed, then press g or . 4 Press F or until the current minute is displayed, then press g or . Daylight Saving YES: Select in spring to compensate for Daylight Saving. NO: Select in fall at the end of Daylight Saving. F F F ✍ ✍ 28 When you perform Auto Program, all Timer 1 and Timer 2 settings will be cleared. Any loss of power will cause the Timer 1 and Timer 2 settings to be cleared. Using the Menus Using the Setup Menu To access the Setup menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Setup Caption Vision: CC1 Video Label Language: English Demo Options Move Select End MENU F Caption Vision ClosedCaptioning Press F or to select one of the following options: CC1, 2, 3, 4: Displays printed dialogue and sound effects of a program. TEXT1, 2, 3, 4: Displays network/station information. XDS (Extended Data Services): Displays information about the network and current program, if available. OFF: Caption vision is not activated. Video Label Label connected equipment With the Video Label window open: 1 Press F or to access the input you want to label and press g or . 2 Press F or to choose a label and press g or . Language Display all menus in your language of choice. Use the F or buttons to select desired language and press g or . Demo Press g or F F F to run a demonstration of the on-screen menus. 29 Operating Instructions Options Menu To access the Options menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Options Cable: ON Auto Program Tilt Correction: 0 Move Cable ✍ Select End MENU ON: Select if you are receiving cable channels with a CATV cable. OFF: Select if you are using a TV antenna. After changing your cable settings, you will need to perform Auto Program. Auto Program Perform Auto Program whenever setting up your TV. It will cycle through all available channels and program receivable channels. F Tilt Correction Press F or to correct any tilt of the picture from –5 to +5, then press g or to activate. 30 Other Information Other Information Programming the Remote Control You can use the supplied remote control to operate Sony and non-Sony video equipment. 1 2 3 Press 4 Press Press . VTR/DVD Use the chart. 0 or 9 (FUNCTION). buttons to key in the code number from the following . VCR codes Sony 301, 302, 303 JCPenney 309, 305, 304, 330, 314, 336, 337 Admiral (M.Ward) 327 JVC 314, 336, 337, 345, 346, 347 Aiwa 338, 344 Kenwood 314, 336, 332, 337 Audio Dynamic 314, 337 LXI (Sears) 332, 305, 330, 335, 338 Broksonic 319, 317 Magnavox 308, 309, 310 Canon 309, 308 Marantz 314, 336, 337 Citizen 332 Marta 332 Craig 302, 332 Memorex 309, 335 Criterion 315 Minolta 305, 304 Curtis Mathis 304, 338, 309 Mitsibishi/MGA 323, 324, 325, 326 Daewoo 341, 312, 309 Multitech 325, 338, 321 DBX 314, 336, 337 NEC 314, 336, 337 Dimensia 304 Olympic 309, 308 Emerson 319, 320, 316, 317, 318, 341 Optimus 327 Fisher 330, 335 Panasonic 308, 309, 306, 307 Funai 338 Pentax 305, 304 General Electric 329, 304, 309 Philco 308, 309 Go Video 322, 339, 340 Philips 308, 309, 310 Goldstar 332 Pioneer 308 Hitachi 306, 304, 305, 338 Quasar 308, 309, 306 Instant Replay 309, 308 RCA/PROSCAN 304, 305, 308, 309, 311, 312, 313, 310, 329 31 Operating Instructions VCR codes Realistic 309, 330, 328, 335, 324, 338 Symphonic 338 Sansui 314 Tashiro 332 Samsung 322, 313, 321 Tatung 314, 336, 337 Sanyo 330, 335 Teac 314, 336, 338, 337 Scott 312, 313, 321, 335, 323, 324, 325, 326 Technics 309, 308 Sharp 327, 328 Toshiba 312, 311 Shintom 315 Wards 327, 328, 335, 331, 332 Signature 2000 (M.Ward) 338, 327 Yamaha 314, 330, 336, 337 SV2000 338 Zenith 331 Sylvania 308, 309, 338, 310 Cable Box codes Satellite Receiver codes Hamlin/Regal 222, 223, 224, 225, 226 Sony 801 (preset code for remote control) Jerrold/G. I. 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 218 General Electric 802 Oak 227, 228, 229 Hitachi 805 Panasonic 219, 220, 221 Hughes 804 Pioneer 214, 215 Panasonic 803 Scientific Atlanta 209, 210, 211 RCA/PROSCAN 802, 808 Tocom 216, 217 Toshiba 806, 807 Zenith 212, 213 Laser Disc Player codes DVD codes Sony 701 Sony 751 Panasonic 704, 710 Panasonic 753 Pioneer 702 Pioneer 752 RCA 755 Toshiba 754 ✍ ✍ 32 If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one by one until you come to the correct code for your equipment. Whenever you remove the batteries, the code numbers may revert to the factory setting and must be reset. Other Information ✍ In some rare cases, you may not be able to operate your equipment with the supplied remote control. In this case, use the equipment’s supplied remote control. Operating a VCR Press To VTR/DVD Power on the VCR 0 9 Select channels directly Change channels B Play video tape x Stop m or M Search forward or backward Pause X z and B at the same time Record Change between VCR and TV inputs TV/VTR Operating a DVD Press To VTR/DVD Power on the DVD 0 9 Select chapters directly Search chapters forward or backward Play DVD Stop X Pause G , G, G F, B x Move the cursor in the menu Display the DVD menu Operating a Laser Disc Press VTR/DVD To Power on the laser disc Search chapters forward or backward B Play disc x Stop X Pause 33 Operating Instructions Troubleshooting If you are having a problem with your TV, try the suggestions below. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. ❏ ❏ ❏ Make sure the power cord is plugged in. If a red light is flashing on the front of your TV for more than a few minutes, disconnect and reconnect the power cord to restore the TV. If the problem continues, call your local service center. Check the TV/VIDEO settings: when watching TV, set to TV; when watching video equipment, set to VIDEO (page 11). Make sure the batteries have been inserted correctly into the remote control (page 2). Try another channel, it could be station trouble. Poor or no picture, good sound ❏ ❏ ❏ Adjust Picture in the Video menu (page 18). Adjust Brightness in the Video menu (page 18). Check the antenna and/or cable connections (page 3). Good picture, no sound ❏ so that MUTING disappears from the Press screen (page 11). Check your Audio settings. Your TV may be set to Auto-SAP (page 20). No picture, no sound ❏ ❏ ❏ No color ❏ Adjust Color in the Video menu (page 18). Only snow appears on the screen ❏ Check the Cable setting in the Options menu under Setup (page 30). Check the antenna and/or cable connections (page 3). Make sure the channel selected is currently broadcasting. Dotted lines or stripes ❏ ❏ Adjust the antenna. Move the TV away from other electronic equipment. Some electronic equipment can create electrical noise, which can interfere with TV reception. Double images or ghosts ❏ Check your outdoor antenna or call your cable service. 34 ❏ ❏ Other Information Cannot receive higher number channels (UHF) when using an antenna ❏ Cable stations don’t seem to work ❏ Remote control does not operate ❏ ❏ Batteries could be weak. Replace them (page 2). Move the TV 3-4 or more feet away from fluorescent lights. The TV needs to be cleaned ❏ Clean the TV with a soft dry cloth. Never use strong solvents such as thinner or benzine, which might damage the finish of the cabinet. Lost password for Parental Control ❏ In the password screen, enter the following master password: 4357. After using the master password, you must create a new password, it cannot be used to unlock currently blocked channels. You lost your remote control ❏ You can use the front A/V panel controls to access the MENU to open the menu. Use the and menu. Press buttons on the front A/V panel instead of the F and buttons on the remote control. Use the button on the front A/V panel instead of the G, g, and MENU again buttons on the remote control. Press when the setting or adjustment is complete. Contact your nearest Sony dealer to order a replacement. Should you require further assistance, please call the Sony Technical Support number for your country. One of Sony’s Technical Support professionals will be happy to assist you. ❏ ❏ Make sure Cable is set to OFF in the Options menu under Setup (page 30). Perform Auto Program to add channels that are not presently in the memory (page 13). Make sure Cable is set to ON in the Options menu under Setup (page 30). Perform Auto Program to add channels that are not presently in the memory (page 13). F If, after reading these Operating Instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Direct Response Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (U.S. residents only) or (416) 499-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only). 35 Operating Instructions Specifications For all models (except as noted) Television system Channel coverage Antenna Picture tube Power requirements Supplied Accessories Optional Accessories Inputs/outputs KV-20FV12 Screen size Speaker output Dimensions (W/H/D) Mass Power Consumption KV-24FV12 Screen size Speaker output Dimensions (W/H/D) Mass Power Consumption American TV standard/NTSC VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-125 75-ohm external antenna terminal for VHF/UHF FD Trinitron® tube 120V, 60 Hz Size AA (R6) batteries (2) Remote Control RM-Y168 (1) Connecting cables VMC-810S/820S, VMC-720M, YC-YC-15V/30V, RK74A EAC-66 U/V mixer 2 video, 2 audio 1 S VIDEO 1 AUDIO OUT 1 headphone jack Visible screen size: 20 inches (508.0 mm) measured diagonally Actual tube size: 21 inches (533.4 mm) measured diagonally 5Wx2 562 x 466 x 503 mm (22 1/4 x 18 3/8 x 19 7/8 in.) 27 kg (59 lbs. 8 oz.) 115 W in use 1 W in standby Visible screen size: 24 inches (598.0 mm) measured diagonally Actual tube size: 25 inches (623.4 mm) measured diagonally 10 W x 2 652 x 524.3 x 467.3 mm (25 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 18 3/8 in.) 37 kg (81 lbs. 9 oz.) 170 W in use 1 W in standby Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 36 Index Index D Daylight Saving 28 Demo 29 DVD code number 32 Satellite Receiver code number 32 A Audio menu 19 Audio out 20 Auto Program 13, 30 Auto-SAP 20 E Effect 19 OFF 19 Simulated 19 SRS 19 B Balance 19 Bass 19 Battery Installation 2 Brightness 18 F Favorite Channel 21 C Cable 30 Cable box code number 32 Caption Vision 29 Channel Fix 21 Channel Label 21 Channel Setup menu 21 Channel Skip/Add 21 Color 18 Code numbers Cable box 32 DVD 32 Laser Disc Player 32 Satellite Receiver 32 VCR 31, 32 Connections Cable and antenna 3 Connecting an Audio System 10 Connecting a Camcorder 9 Connecting a DVD player 9 Connecting Headphones 10 TV and Cable Box 5 TV and VCR 4 TV and Satellite Receiver 7 TV, Satellite Receiver, and VCR 8 TV, VCR, and Cable box 6 Current Time 28 H Hue 18 L Language 29 Laser Disc Player code number 32 M Menus Audio 19 Channel Setup 21 Bloqueo de Canal 25 Setup 29 Timer 28 Video 18 Mode 18 Vivid 18 Movie 18 Sports 18 Standard 18 MTS 20 Auto-SAP 20 Main 20 Mono 20 O Options (Audio) 20 Options (Setup) 30 P Parental Control Picture 18 Menu 25 37 Operating User GuideInstructions R Remote Control 11 S Setting up the TV Automatically 13 Setup menu 29 Sharpness 18 Speaker 20 Specifications 38 Steady Sound 19 T Timer menu 28 Timer 1 and Timer 2 28 Treble 19 Troubleshooting 34 TV Features 1 Tilt Correction 30 V VCR code number 31, 32 Video menu 18 Video Label 29 VM 18 38 Connecting Additional Equipment Sony Corporation Printed in U.S.A.