Mobile Color TV
Operating Instructions
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Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No. XTL-750W Serial No.
For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections
manual.
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XTL-750W
 1999 by Sony Corporation
Warning
To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
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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.
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WARNING
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
— 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.
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Mobile Color TV.
• This unit can receive the TV broadcasts in the USA, China or Hong Kong, the
country depending on the model.
• You can connect both PAL and NTSC video playback units (China only).
• The low reflection liquid crystal panel reduces the glare from outside
lighting sources.
• The visual off function turns the picture off so you can listen to the TV or
video sound only.
• The automatic memory function can store up to 12 stations.
• This unit has several input/output terminals for connecting a video
player, navigation system, and rear monitor.
• In addition to normal screen mode, full screen, zoom screen, and widezoom screen modes are also available.
• The backlighting control (DIMMER) produces sharp contrast images free
from reversed or blurred colors. Furthermore, the Auto bright control
feature continuously makes automatic adjustments to screen brightness in
response to the surrounding light conditions. Manual brightness
adjustment is also available for two set levels, high and low.
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Table of Contents
Warning and Precautions ..................................................................................... 5
Getting Started
Selecting a TV system (China only) ........................................................... 6
Storing TV stations automatically (Automatic memory function) ....... 7
Watching a TV Program ....................................................................................... 8
Viewing the Wide Screen ...................................................................................... 9
Watching a Video ................................................................................................. 11
Listening to the TV/video Sound with the Picture Off
(Visual off function) ......................................................................................... 12
Adjusting the Picture .......................................................................................... 13
Adjusting the Screen Brightness (Auto bright control) ................................. 15
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Using the Navigation System ............................................................................ 16
Listening to the TV/video Sound while Using the Navigation System
(Simultaneous play function) ......................................................................... 17
Additional Information ...................................................................................... 18
Location of Controls ............................................................................................ 20
Specifications ........................................................................................................ 22
Troubleshooting Guide ....................................................................................... 23
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Warning and Precautions
Warning
Never use a fuse with an amperage rating exceeding the one supplied
with the unit as this could damage the unit.
Fuse replacement
When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one that matches the
amperage described on the original fuse. If the fuse blows, check the
power connection and replace the fuse. If the fuse blows again after
replacement, there may be an internal malfunction. In such a case,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Fuse
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Precautions
• Do not mount the monitor where it will obstruct the driver’s view.
• Do not touch the TV antenna and monitor at the same time during
storms to avoid electric shock.
• If your car was parked in direct sunlight resulting in a considerable
rise in temperature inside the car, allow the unit to cool off before
operating.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are
not covered in this manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Preventing accidents
The TV/video pictures appear only after you park the car and set the
parking brake.
When the car starts moving, the TV/video pictures automatically
disappear for safety reasons, and the following caution is displayed
for 5 seconds.
PICTURE OFF
FOR
YOUR SAFETY
Do not operate equipment connected to the TV tuner unit or watch
the monitor while driving. You may cause a traffic accident if your
attention is distracted by the monitor.
Comply with the Road Traffic Laws in your country.
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Getting Started
Selecting a TV system (China only)
If you select the TV system, press (CHN/HKG) on the wireless
remote. If there is no sound, press (CHN/HKG) again. When you
select the TV system, the TV program numbers appear as follows.
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
A.MEM
DSPL
V OFF
2SEC
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
CHN/HKG
button
Hong Kong
China
12
CHN
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HKG
Storing TV stations automatically
(Automatic memory function)
You can store up to 12 VHF/UHF stations.
VHF stations on program numbers 1 through 12 are stored on the
program number buttons. UHF stations on program numbers 21
through 69 (13 through 57 for China, 14 through 69 for USA) are
stored in order after the stored VHF stations.
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1
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
A.MEM
DSPL
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V OFF
3
2SEC
POWER indicator
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Program number
buttons
Press (POWER) on the TV.
The power indicator lights up.
2
Press (TV/VIDEO) repeatedly until a TV program
appears on the display.
3
Press (A.MEM) on the wireless remote for two
seconds.
The wireless remote stores VHF stations on the program
number buttons corresponding to the VHF station numbers.
UHF stations are stored on the remaining program number
buttons in order.
Example
Program number button 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
VHF station
13* 2
-
4
-
6
-
8
-
10
-
12
UHF station
21
24
-
27
-
32
-
34
-
48
-
-
* USA only
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Watching a TV Program
Note
The TV picture does not appear while the car is moving for safety reasons.
1
3
3
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
A.MEM
DSPL
V OFF
2SEC
POWER indicator
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
SEEK button
DSPL button
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1
Press (POWER).
The POWER indicator lights up.
2
Press the program number buttons (1 through 12)
to select the desired TV station.
The TV program number appears for five seconds in the
upper right corner of the display each time you select a
station.
3
Adjust the volume.
Press the VOL button on the monitor, or press (VOL) on
the wireless remote.
Turning on the on-screen display
Press (DSPL).
To turn off the display, press it again.
Turning off the TV
Press (POWER).
If you cannot receive the stored stations while traveling
Press (SEEK) momentarily to search for the station automatically.
When the unit receives a station, it stops scanning. Press the button
repeatedly until the desired station is received.
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Viewing the Wide Screen
In addition to normal screen mode, full screen, zoom screen, and
wide-zoom screen modes are also available.
SELECT button
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Press the SELECT button.
Pressing the SEL button switches the screen mode in the
following sequence:
m
Normal (regular) screen
An image with an aspect ratio
of 4 to 3 (regular image).
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Full screen
An image with an aspect ratio
of 4 to 3 enlarged to the left
and right edges of the screen.
µ
M
Wide-zoom screen
An image with an aspect ratio
of 4 to 3, with only the left and
right sides of the image being
enlarged to fill the screen.
Zoom screen
An image with an aspect ratio
of 4 to 3 enlarged to the left
and right edges of the screen,
with the overflowing parts of
the top and bottom cut off to
fill the screen.
Tips
• With this operation:
— The wireless remote does not work.
— Beeps are deactivated.
— The screen size type is not displayed.
• When you turn on the unit again, the screen mode is reset to
full screen.
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• Images may appear coarse-grained when viewed in the zoom
screen mode.
• This unit is manufactured according to wide-zoom specifications
for typical home-use wide TV sets.
• Changing the screen mode will also change the scale of the map
screen on your navigation system.
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Watching a Video
Note
The video picture does not appear while the car is moving for safety
reasons.
You can watch video CDs and cassettes recorded in either the PAL
or NTSC color system (China only). Make sure a video player is
correctly connected to the TV tuner unit.
For details, see the Installation/Connections manual.
2 1
2
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
A.MEM
DSPL
V OFF
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2SEC
POWER indicator
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Press (POWER).
The POWER indicator lights up.
2
Press (TV/VIDEO) to select the input you
connected the video player to, VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2.
Each time you press (TV/VIDEO), the indication changes
as follows.
z TV program number
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z VIDEO 1
z VIDEO 2
Turn the video player on and begin playback.
The unit displays PAL or NTSC color system video
pictures and the following display appears for five
seconds (China only).
NTSC Video
VIDEO 1
NTSC
PAL Video
VIDEO 2
PAL
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Listening to the TV/video Sound
with the Picture Off (Visual off function)
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
A.MEM
DSPL
V OFF
2SEC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
V (visual) OFF button
Press (V OFF) for two seconds.
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Only hear the sound of the selected program is heard.
To cancel the visual off function, press (V OFF) again. If you
turn the unit off or turn the ignition switch to the OFF position,
the visual off function will be canceled.
The visual off function is also canceled when you select another
TV program with the program number buttons (TV only).
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Adjusting the Picture
You can adjust the color, hue and brightness of the picture.
1
2
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
A.MEM
DSPL
V OFF
3
2SEC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
POWER indicator
1
2
Press (POWER).
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The POWER indicator lights up.
Press (SEL).
Each time you press (SEL), the items change as follows.
COL (color)
COL
HUE
HUE
R
BRIGHT (brightness)
G
BRIGHT
Note
You do not need to adjust HUE when watching a TV program or
playing back PAL video sources. When you press (SEL), only
COL and BRIGHT appear (China only).
3
Press either SEL(+) or (-) to adjust.
Press one of these buttons within five seconds. The item
will be canceled after five seconds if you do not touch the
(+) or (-).
(+)
(-)
Color
For more color
intensity
<
For less color
intensity
Hue
To make the
picture greenish
<
To make the
picture reddish
Brightness
To brighten
the picture
<
To darken the
picture
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Tips
• To restore the factory settings, press (SEL) for more than two seconds,
VISUAL STD (standard) appears.
• If the picture is too dark or too bright from the viewing position, press
(SEL) to select BRIGHT and press (+) or (-).
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Adjusting the Screen Brightness
(Auto bright control)
Depending on the surrounding light, you can adjust the screen
brightness by controlling the brightness of the fluorescent pipe
installed in the liquid crystal panel.
Change the DIMMER selector located on the side of the monitor to
LOW, HIGH, or AUTO.
Side of the monitor
DIMMER
LOW HIGH AUTO
LOW:
Reduces the screen brightness.
HIGH:
Increases the screen brightness.
AUTO:
The unit responds to the surrounding light and adjusts the
screen brightness automatically (auto bright control).
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Notes
• Do not cover the brightness sensor. If you cover the sensor,
the auto bright control will not work.
Brightness sensor
• The HIGH setting may make the screen look dazzling to your
eyes in the nighttime. Driving immediately after viewing the
screen could be dangerous; wait for your eyes to get
accustomed to the surround light before driving.
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Using the Navigation System
You can display navigation information by connecting an optional
navigation system.
2 1
2
NAVI
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
A.MEM
DSPL
V OFF
2SEC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
POWER indicator
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1
Press (POWER).
The POWER indicator lights up.
2
Press (NAVI) momentarily.
NAVI appears for five seconds in the upper left corner of
the screen.
Note
As of January 1999, the Sony navigation system is not available.
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Listening to the TV/video Sound while Using
the Navigation System (Simultaneous play function)
You can listen to the TV or video sound even while the navigation
system is on.
2
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
A.MEM
DSPL
V OFF
2SEC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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1
Press (POWER) and select a TV program, or select
VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 and begin video playback.
2
Press (NAVI) for two seconds.
The navigation display appears, and the sound of the
selected TV program or video is heard.
Listening to another TV program
Press a program number button or (SEEK).
Changing to the TV or video screen
Press (TV/VIDEO).
Canceling the simultaneous play function
To turn the TV or video sound off, press (NAVI) for two seconds.
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Additional Information
Installing the batteries
Two size AA (R6) batteries
(not supplied)
Battery life is about six months depending on how much you use
the wireless remote.
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Notes on batteries
To avoid damage from battery leakage and subsequent corrosion:
— insert the batteries matching the “+” and “–” on the batteries
to the “+” and “–” in the battery compartment
— do not use an old battery with a new one, or different types of
batteries together
— remove the batteries when you do not use the unit for a long
period of time
— do not charge the batteries.
If any battery leakage occurs, clean the battery compartment and
replace all the batteries with new ones.
Notes on the wireless remote
• Do not leave the wireless remote near any heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight (especially on the dashboard).
• When you park your car in direct sunlight, place the wireless
remote in a location such as the glove-box, where it will not be
subjected to direct sunlight.
About wireless radios and portable telephones
When you use a wireless radio or portable telephone near this unit,
picture or sound interference may occur. Do not use these devices
near this unit.
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About the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel
• Do not press on the LCD panel of the monitor unit as doing so
can distort the picture or cause a malfunction. The picture may
become unclear or it may damage the LCD panel.
• Notes on cleaning
— Clean the LCD panel with a slightly damp, soft cloth.
Use mild household detergent.
— Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially
available cleaners, or antistatic spray.
• Do not use this unit in temperatures under 5° C or over 45° C.
• If your car was parked in a cold or hot place, the picture may not
be clear. The monitor is not damaged. The picture will become
clear after the temperature in your car becomes normal.
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Some stationary blue or red dots may appear on the screen.
These are called bright spots, and can happen with any LCD.
The LCD panel is highly sophisticated, and more than 99.99 % of
the segments used in the panel are flawless. However, there is a
possibility that less than 0.01 % of the segments are defective and
may not light up properly. However, these segments will not
interfere with your viewing.
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Location of Controls
Monitor
SELECT button
Brightness sensor
SEARCH button
DIMMER
(LOW/
HIGH/
AUTO)
selector
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NAVI (navigation) button
TV/VIDEO button
POWER (on/off) switch
Left
speaker*
VOL (volume)
button
Right
speaker*
Wireless remote sensor
* Monaural sound is heard from the left and right loudspeakers.
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POWER
indicator
Wireless remote
NAVI (navigation) button
(Press for two seconds for
simultaneous play function.)
TV/VIDEO button
NAVI
TV/VIDEO
CHN/HKG
SEL
VOL
SEEK
+/- button
SEL (select) button
CHN/HKG (China/Hong
Kong select) button
(China only)
SEEK button
DSPL (display) button
V OFF
A.MEM
DSPL
2SEC
VOL (volume) button
V (visual) OFF button
(Press for two seconds.)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
A.MEM (auto memory)
button
(Press for two seconds.)
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Program number
buttons
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Specifications
Monitor
System
Liquid crystal color display
Display
Transparent TN LCD panel
Drive system TFT active matrix system
Picture size 7 in.; 155.52 × 87.75 mm,
178.57 mm
(w × h, diagonally)
Picture segment
336,960 (w 1440 × h 234 )
Speaker type 35 × 20 mm dynamic speaker × 2
Power requirements
12 V DC car battery
(negative ground)
Current drain
Approx. 1.0 A
Dimensions 215 × 126.5 × 34 mm (w × h × d)
Operating temperature
5° C ~ +45° C
Mass
Approx. 650 g
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TV tuner unit
Television system
China
CCIR I,D,K system
USA
NTSC
Color system
China
TV: PAL
Video: PAL, NTSC
USA
TV: NTSC
Video: NTSC
Channel converge
VHF: 1 CH ~ 12 CH (China)
2 CH ~ 13 CH (USA)
UHF: 14 CH ~ 69 CH (USA)
13 CH ~ 57 CH (China)
21 CH ~ 69 CH (Hong
Kong)
Power requirements
12 V DC car battery
(negative ground)
Current drain
Approx. 0.5 A
Output terminals
Video output: RCA pin 1 Vp-p,
75 ohm
Audio output: RCA pin -10 dBs,
10 kohm
Monitor output: Square 16 -pin
(exclusive)
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Input terminals
Video input (2 system): RCA pin 1 Vp-p,
75 ohm
Audio input: RCA pin -10 dBs, 10 kohm
Antenna input: mini plug
Navigation input: Square 16 -pin
(exclusive)
RCA pin:
Video 1 Vp-p, 75 ohm
Audio (monaural)
-10 dBs, 10 kohm
Dimensions 202 × 30 × 140 mm (w × h × d)
Mass
Approx. 750 g
Wireless remote
Power requirements
AA (R6) battery × 2
Operable range
Approx. 3 m
Dimensions 62 × 25 × 115 mm (w × h × d)
Mass
Approx. 100 g
(including batteries)
TV antenna
Cord
5 m (196 7/8 in.), 75 ohm
Supplied accessories
Wireless remote (1)
Power input cord (1)
Monitor cable (1)
TV antenna (1)
Parts for installation and
connections (1 set)
Cleaning cloth (1)
Optional accessories
Power switch adaptor
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Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Cause/Solution
No picture, no sound
•The power cord or battery has been
disconnected.
•The fuse has blown.
•Press (TV/VIDEO).
Good picture, but no sound
Press the (+) side of the volume button on
the wireless remote, or the VOL button on
the monitor.
Dotted lines or stripes
This may be caused by local interference
such as a car engine or motorcycle. Adjust
the antennas for minimum interference.
The picture is blurred,
or has double images or
ghosts
Connect the antennas securely.
This may be caused by reflections from
nearby mountains or buildings.
No picture, or no sound
when you connect the
optional equipment
• The cord has been disconnected. Connect
the cord securely.
• Press (TV/VIDEO).
Cannot select a channel or
cannot view a TV program
• Select the TV. n Press (TV/VIDEO) and
select the TV mode.
• The wireless remote batteries may be
exhausted.
• Press (A.MEM) button for two seconds.
Good sound but no picture
• The visual off function is working.
n Press (V OFF).
• Driving while the TV or video player is
on. n For safety, the picture will not
appear.
No response when
pressing the buttons on
the wireless remote
The wireless remote batteries may be
exhausted.
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