4-093-494-E3 (1)
Plasma TV
KE-MR42M1
KE-MR50M1
 2003 Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
Introduction
Thank you for choosing this Sony Plasma TV.
Before operating the Plasma TV, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future
reference.
Symbols used in the manual
.........Important information.
.........Information on a feature.
1,2 ...........Sequence of instructions.
OK
....Shaded buttons on the remote
control show you the buttons you
have to press to follow the sequence
of instructions.
..........Informs you of the result of
instructions followed.
Table of Contents
Safety Information .................................................................................................................................. 5
Precautions ............................................................................................................................................ 12
Checking the Accessories Supplied ................................................................................................... 14
Overview
Overview of the Display Unit ............................................................................................................. 15
Overview of the Media Receiver Unit Buttons and Indicators ...................................................... 16
Overview of the Remote Control Buttons ......................................................................................... 17
Installation
Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control ..................................................................................... 19
Connecting the Display Unit to the Media Receiver Unit .............................................................. 20
Connecting the Antenna and VCR ..................................................................................................... 22
First Time Operation
Switching On the Plasma TV and Tuning the Plasma TV Automatically .................................... 23
Menu System
Introducing and Using the Menu System ......................................................................................... 25
Picture Adjustment ............................................................................................................................... 25
Sound Adjustment ................................................................................................................................ 27
Screen Control ....................................................................................................................................... 29
Features .................................................................................................................................................. 31
Set Up ..................................................................................................................................................... 34
Timer ....................................................................................................................................................... 38
Unit Status .............................................................................................................................................. 42
“Memory Stick”
On a “Memory Stick” ........................................................................................................................... 43
Inserting and Removing a “Memory Stick” ...................................................................................... 46
Using the “Memory Stick” (Memory Stick Home) .......................................................................... 47
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Additional Information
Connecting Optional Equipment ....................................................................................................... 55
Using Optional Equipment ................................................................................................................. 58
Remote Control Configuration for VCR/DVD ................................................................................ 59
Specifications ......................................................................................................................................... 61
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................................... 65
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Important Notice
When used at an altitude of greater than 2400m (7891 feet or air pressure less than 750hPa), this
Plasma Display Panel may generate a low buzzing sound as a result of the difference between
the interior and exterior air pressure of the panels. This is not considered a defect and is not
covered under by the Limited Warranty. This buzzing sound is the inherent characteristic of any
Plasma Display Panel.
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Safety Information
For Safety
AC power cord and display cable
Unplug the AC power cord
and the display cable when
moving the Plasma TV. Do
not move the Plasma TV
with the AC power cord
and the display cable
plugged in. It may damage the AC power cord and
the display cable and result in fire or electric shock.
If the Plasma TV has been dropped or damaged,
have it checked immediately by qualified service
personal.
Medical
institution
Do not place this
Plasma TV in a place
where medical
equipment is in use.
It may cause
malfunction of medical instruments.
For the display unit
Installation
Carrying
Installation of the display
unit on the wall should be
carried out by qualified
servicemen. Improper
installation may render
the display unit unsafe in
the event of an earthquake, etc.
Carrying the display unit
requires two or more
people. If you carry the
display unit in a manner
other than that specified,
it may drop and a serious injury may be caused.
Be sure two or more people carry the display
unit. When transporting, do not subject the
display unit to shocks or excessive vibration.
The display unit may fall and be damaged or
cause serious injury.
Safety Information
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Installation and moving
Ventilation
Outdoor use
Never cover the ventilation holes in
the cabinet. It may cause
overheating and result in fire.
Unless proper ventilation is
provided, the Plasma TV may
gather dust and get dirty. For
proper ventilation, observe the following:
• Do not install the Plasma TV turned backward or
sideways.
• Do not install the Plasma TV turned over or
upside down.
• Do not install the Plasma TV on a shelf or in a
closet.
• Do not place the Plasma TV on a rug or bed.
• Do not cover the Plasma TV with cloth, such as
curtains, or items such as news papers, etc.
Do not install this
Plasma TV outdoors.
If the Plasma TV is
exposed to rain, it
may result in fire or
electric shock. If the
Plasma TV is exposed
to direct sunlight, the Plasma TV may heat up
and it may damage the Plasma TV.
Vehicle and ceiling
Ship and vessel
Do not install this Plasma
TV in a vehicle or hang it
from the ceiling. Bumping
of the vehicle may cause
the Plasma TV to fall
down and cause injury.
Do not install this
Plasma TV in a ship
or vessel. If the
Plasma TV is
exposed to seawater,
it may cause fire or
damage the Plasma TV.
Water and moisture
Cord arrangement
Arrange the power cords or connecting
cords in a safe place to avoid tripping on
them.
Do not use this Plasma TV near water - for example,
near a bathtub or shower room. Also do not expose
to rain. It may result in fire or electric shock.
For the display unit
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Optional accessories
Fall
Observe the following when
installing the display unit using a
stand or wall-mount bracket. If not,
the display unit may fall and cause
serious injury.
• Be sure to follow the operating instructions
supplied with your stand when installing the
display unit.
• Be sure to attach the brackets supplied with your
stand.
Place the display unit on a
secure, stable stand. Do not
hang anything on the display
unit. The display unit may fall
from the stand or wall-hanging
rack unit, causing damage or serious injury.
Safety Information
Ventilation
Leave space around the Plasma TV. Otherwise, adequate air-circulation may be blocked causing
overheating and cause fire or damage the Plasma TV.
For the display unit
When installing the display unit on the wall
Never install the display unit as follows:
Air circulation is
blocked.
30cm
10cm
10cm
Leave
this
space
at least.
10cm
Wall
When installing the display unit using a stand
Air circulation is
blocked.
30cm
10cm
10cm
Leave
this
space
at least.
Wall
For the media receiver unit
Media receiver box: Front view
Media receiver box: Top view
4cm
5cm
5cm
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
6
PC
MEMORY STICK
PROG
0.5cm
Leave
this
space
at least.
Never place the media receiver unit in a
confined space. It may cause overheating and
result in fire or damage the media receiver
unit.
Ensure reliable operation of the media
receiver unit for proper ventilation of an
exhaust fan.
10cm
5cm
Place the media receiver unit on the
stable level surface so as not to block
the inlets at the bottom of the media receiver
unit.
5cm
Front
Safety Information
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Power Sources
Overloading
This Plasma TV is
designed to operate
on a 220V AC
supply for the
Media Receiver and
100-240V AC
supply for the
Display Unit. Take
care not to connect
too many appliances to the same AC power socket
as this could result in fire or electric shock.
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AC power cord
protection
Pull out the AC
power cord by the
plug. Do not pull on
the AC power cord
itself.
AC power outlet
Wiring
Do not use a poor fitting AC power
socket. Insert the plug fully into
the AC power outlet. If it is loose, it
may cause arcing and result in fire.
Contact your electrician to have
the AC power socket changed.
Unplug the AC power cord when wiring
cables. Be sure to unplug the AC power cord for
your safety, when hooking up.
Moisture
Cleaning
Do not touch the AC power cord
with a wet hand. If you plug/unplug
the AC power cord with a wet hand,
it may cause electric shock.
Clean the AC power plug
regularly. If the plug is
covered with dust and it picks
up moisture, its insulation
may deteriorate and result in
fire. Unplug the AC power
plug and clean it regularly.
Lightning storms
Grounding wires
For your own safety, do not
touch any part of the Plasma
TV, AC power cord or
antenna lead during
lightning storms.
To avoid electric shock, be sure to connect the
supplied AC power cord to a grounded power
outlet.
Safety Information
Use
Damage requiring service
Ventilation holes
If the surface of the display unit cracks, do not touch
it until you unplug the AC power cord. Otherwise
electric shock may result.
Do not insert anything in the
ventilation holes. If metal or
something flammable enters,
it may result in fire or electric
shock.
Servicing
Moisture and
flammable
Do not open the cabinet
and the rear cover of the
Plasma TV. Refer to
qualified service
personnel only.
• Do not let this Plasma
TV get wet. Never spill
liquid of any kind on
the set. If any liquid or
solid object does fall through, do not operate
the Plasma TV. It may result in electric shock
or damage to the Plasma TV. Have it
checked immediately by qualified
personnel.
• To prevent fire, keep inflammable objects or
naked lights (e.g. candles) away from the
Plasma TV.
For the media receiver unit
Object placement
Liquid placement
Do not place something heavy
on the media receiver unit. It
may damage the media
receiver unit.
Do not place objects
containing liquid on the
media receiver unit. It may
result in electric shock or
damage the media receiver
unit.
Safety Information
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Additional Safety Information
Electric shock
Broken pieces
Do not touch the Plasma TV with a wet hand. Doing
so may cause electric shock or damage the Plasma
TV.
Do not throw anything at
the display unit. The
screen glass may explode
by the impact and cause
serious injury.
Protruding location
Oils
Do not install the display unit in protruding
locations. If you install the unit in the following
locations, injury may result.
• Do not install the display unit in a location where
the display unit protrudes, such as pillars.
• Do not install the display unit in a location where
your face may bump.
Do not install this Plasma TV in restaurants that
use oil. Dust absorbing oil may enter into the
Plasma TV and damage the Plasma TV.
Placement
Corrosion
Never place the Plasma TV in
hot, humid or excessively
dusty places. Do not install
the Plasma TV where it may
be exposed to mechanical
vibrations.
If you use this Plasma TV near the seashore, salt
may corrode metal parts of the Plasma TV and
cause internal damage or fire. It may also
shorten the life of the Plasma TV. If the Plasma
TV will be subjected to none of these
conditions, steps should be taken to reduce the
humidity and temperature of the area where
the Plasma TV is located.
Accessories
Recommended place for
the media receiver unit
Secure the display unit from falling down.
If the display unit is not secured properly, it may fall
and cause injury. Take measures against it using a
stand or other apparatus on the floor or wall in the
specified manner, referring to the operating
instructions supplied with your stand.
Place the media receiver
unit on a stable, level
surface. Otherwise, the
media receiver unit may fall
and cause injury. Use an optional Sony stand,
which has adequate strength.
Weight
Cleaning
Do not stand on the media receiver
unit. The media receiver unit may
fall or be broken, causing injury. Pay
special attention to little children.
Unplug the AC power cord when cleaning this
Plasma TV. If not, it may result in electric shock.
Keep the connector cap for display interface
cable away from children
A child is likely to choke on it, if swallowed.
In the event of choking, seek immediate medical
attention.
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Safety Information
AC power cord and
display cable
If you damage the AC
power cord or display
cable, it may result in fire or
electric shock.
• Do not pinch, bend, or
twist the cable
excessively. The core
lines may be bared and
cut, and cause shortcircuit, resulting in fire or
electric shock.
• Do not convert or damage the AC power cord or
display cable.
• Do not put anything heavy on the AC power cord
or display cable. Do not pull the AC power cord
or display cable.
• Keep the AC power cord or display cable away
from heat sources.
• Be sure to grasp the plug when disconnecting the
AC power cord.
Refer to the operating instructions when
disconnecting the display cable. If the AC power
cord or display cable is damaged, stop using it and
ask your dealer or Sony service center to exchange
it.
Not in use
For environmental
and safety reasons,
it is recommended
that the Plasma TV
is not left in standby
mode when not in
use. Disconnect from the AC power outlet.
Cable wiring
Take care not to catch your feet on the cables. It
may damage the Plasma TV.
Installation
Do not install optional components too close to
the display unit. Keep optional components at
least 30 cm away from the display unit. If a VCR
is installed in front or at the right side of the
display unit, the picture may distort.
Heat
Do not touch the surface of the display unit. It
remains hot, even for some time after the
display unit is turned off.
Safety Information
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Precautions
On viewing the Plasma TV comfortably
• To view the Plasma TV comfortably, the recommended viewing position is from four to seven times
of the screen’s vertical length away from the Plasma TV.
• View the Plasma TV in a moderate light room, as viewing the Plasma TV in poor light taxes your
eyes. And watching the screen continuously long times taxes your eyes, too.
On installing the Plasma TV
Installing the display unit
• Use the specified wall-mount bracket or stands.
• Do not install the display unit in places subject to extreme temperature, for example in direct
sunlight, or near a radiator, or heating vent. If the display unit is exposed to extreme temperature,
the display unit may heat up and it may cause deformations of the casing or malfunctions.
• Do not install the display unit in a place exposed to direct air conditioning. If the display unit is
installed in such a location, moisture may condense on the glass or PDP panel inside the display
unit. It may cause a malfunction.
• After transporting the display unit directly from a cold to a warm location, or if the room
temperature has changed suddenly, pictures may be blurred or show poor color over portions of
the picture. This is because moisture has condensed on the glass or PDP panel inside the display
unit. Let the moisture evaporate before using the display unit.
• To obtain a clear picture, do not expose the screen to direct illumination or direct sunlight. If
possible, use spot lighting direct down from the ceiling.
Leave enough space for ventilation between the exhaust fan in the rear of unit and the wall.
Installing the media receiver unit
The Plasma TV is not disconnected from the AC power outlet when the switch is in Off position. To
disconnect the set completely, pull the plug from the AC power outlet.
On adjustment volume
• Adjust the volume so as not to trouble neighbours. Sound carries very easily at night time.
Therefore, closing the windows or using headphones is suggested.
• When using headphones, adjust the volume so as to avoid excessive levels, as hearing damage may
result.
On image retention
• If the following images are displayed for an extended period time, image retention (afterimage) in
areas of the screen may result due to the characteristics of the Plasma Display Panel.
– Black bars at the top and bottom that appear with a wide video source (Letterbox picture).
– Black bars to the left and right that appear with a 4:3 video source (conventional TV broadcasts).
– Video game sources
– PC images
– DVD on-screen menu displays
– On-screen menus, channel numbers, etc., of connected equipment such as Set top box, Cable
modem, VCR, etc.
The risk of this is higher if the set is in “Dynamic” mode or has a high contrast setting. This image
cannot be removed once burnt onto the screen. To avoid the risk of occurrence do not leave the TV
set operating on such a picture, or program for a long time, use the “Screen Saver” function or lower
the contrast setting. Repeated extended daily usage of the same image, or program can also result
in this occurrence. IMAGE RETENTION IS NOT COVERED BY THE SONY WARRANTY.
• To reduce image retention, this Plasma TV has the “Screen Saver” function. The default setting of
the “Orbit” function in “Screen Saver” is “On.”
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Safety Information
On the PDP (Plasma Display Panel)
Please note that the PDP screen is made with high-precision technology. However, black points or
bright points of light (red, blue, or green) may appear constantly on the PDP screen, and irregular
colored stripes or brightness may appear on the PDP screen. This is not a malfunction.
On handling the remote control
• Handle the remote control with care. Do not drop or step on it, or spill liquid of any kind.
• Do not place the remote control in a location near heat source, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
or in a damp room.
On handling and cleaning the screen surface of the display unit
The screen of this display unit has an anti-reflection screen coating. To avoid screen degradation,
follow the points mentioned below. Do not push on or scratch with hard objects, or throw anything at
the screen. The screen may be damaged.
• Be sure to unplug the AC power cord connected to the Plasma TV from the AC power outlet before
cleaning.
• Do not touch the display panel after operating continuously for along period as the display panel
becomes hot.
• The screen of this display unit has an anti-reflection screen coating. We recommend not to touch
much of the screen surface.
• Clean the screen with the supplied cleaning cloth or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution.
• Never use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine. This
type of contact may result in damage to the screen surface.
On cleaning the cabinet
• Be sure to unplug the AC power cord connected to the Plasma TV from the AC power outlet before
cleaning.
• Clean the cabinet with the supplied cleaning cloth or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution.
• Note that material deterioration or screen coating degradation may occur if the display unit is
exposed to a volatile solvent, such as alcohol, thinner, benzine or insecticide, or if prolonged contact
is maintained with rubber or vinyl materials.
• The ventilation holes can accumulate dust over a period of time. The accumulate dust may make the
cooking function of the built-in fan less effective. To prevent this, we recommended removing the
dust periodically (once a month) using a vacuum cleaner.
Safety Information
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Checking the Accessories Supplied
One Remote Control
(RM-972):
One Coaxial Cable:
Two size AAA Alkaline
batteries
(R03 Type):
One Cleaning Cloth:
Do not remove ferrite cores.
Two AC power cord:
Do not remove ferrite cores.
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Safety Information
One AC power Plug holder:
One Display Interface
Cable:
One AV Mouse:
Overview of the Display Unit
Speakers
POWER ON/
STANDYBY
TIMER
PICTURE
OFF
POWER ON/STANDBY indicator
TIMER indicator
PICTURE OFF indicator
Remote control sensor
About the indicators
The following indicators are on the display unit and the media receiver unit.
POWER ON/STANDBY indicator
Lights up in green when the Plasma TV is switched on. When in standby mode, the indicator
lights up in red. When in PC power saving* mode, the indicator lights up in yellow.
TIMER indicator
When lit, indicates that one of the timers is set. When the on timer is set and the Plasma TV is in
standby mode, this indicator lights up in yellow. When one of the off timers is set, this indicator
lights up in red. For more details regarding the timers, refer to “
Timer” on page 38.
PICTURE OFF indicator
Lights up in blue when you press
(picture off) on the remote to switch off the picture. Only
the picture is switched off (the sound remains unchanged).
* If the Plasma TV is connected to a personal computer or video graphic board that is DPMS
(Display Power Management System) compliant, the Plasma TV will automatically
reduce power consumption (PC power saving mode).
If you connect a personal computer to the PC
connector, the “Auto Shutoff” function
cannot work. After a certain period without a signal from a personal computer, the Plasma
TV switches into PC power saving mode, not standby mode.
Overview
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Overview of the Media Receiver Unit Buttons
and Indicators
PROG (channel)
+/- buttons
(Power on/standby) indicator “Memory Stick” slot
(Power) switch
“Memory Stick”
access lamp
(Timer) indicator
2(Volume)
+/- buttons
(Input
select) button
PROG
(TV mode)
button
PROG
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
6
PC
MEMORY STICK
PROG
L
R
MENU
PC
OK
6
Front connectors*
1
2
3
4
5
6
PC
MEMORY STICK
MENU
Input select indicators
To watch the picture of connected
equipment, press
repeatedly until
the correct input indicator lights up.
For more details, refer to “Using
Optional Equipment” on page 58.
(TV) indicator
1 (Input 1) indicator
2 (Input 2) indicator
3 (Input 3) indicator
4 (Input 4) indicator
5 (Input 5) indicator
6 (Input 6) indicator
PC indicator
MEMORY STICK indicator
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Overview
OK
Menu button
/ /
buttons
OK button
/
* For more details of the front
connectors, refer to “Connecting
Optional Equipment” on page 55.
Overview of the Remote Control Buttons
VIDEO
TV
Buttons
Description
1 To Temporarily
Press this button to temporarily switch off the
Plasma TV (the
(power on/standby)
indicators on the display unit and the media
receiver unit light up in red). Press again to
switch on the Plasma TV from standby mode.
To save energy we recommend switching the
Plasma TV off completely when the Plasma
TV is not in use.
After a certain period without a signal
and without any button being pressed,
the Plasma TV automatically switches
into standby mode (Auto Shutoff,
page 41).
Switch Off
Plasma TV:
OK
2 VCR or DVD on/ Press this button to switch VCR or DVD on or
PROG
MENU
off:
3 Selecting input
source:
off.
Press this button repeatedly until the desired
input symbol of the source appears on the TV
screen.
4 Displaying the
Press this button to display the Memory Stick
Home (“Memory Stick” picture viewer). For
Memory Stick
Home (“Memory more details, refer to “Using the Memory
Stick Home” on page 50.
Stick” picture
viewer):
5 Selecting
channels:
Press this button to select channels.
For double-digit program numbers, enter the
second digit within 2.5 seconds.
Buttons
Description
6 a) If the Media Selector is
switched to Plasma TV:
Press this button to watch the last channel selected (watched for at
least 5 seconds).
b) If the Media Selector is
switched to VCR:
For Sony’s VCR double-digit program numbers, e.g. 23, press
-/- - first and then the buttons 2 and 3.
7 a) If the Media Selector is
Press this button to record programs.
switched to VCR or DVD:
b) If the Media Selector is
switched to Plasma TV:
Press this button to return the picture and sound to the factory
preset levels. This will also return the set to the install condition.
8 Switching off the picture:
Press this button to switch off the picture. Only the picture is
switched off; the sound remains on. Press again to cancel.
9 Displaying the clock:
Press this button to display the clock on the TV screen. Press again
to turn the clock display off.
The clock display turns off automatically 5 minutes after it is
turned on.
(continued)
Overview
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Buttons
Description
0 This button is used for programming the remote control to operate the VCR and DVD.
qa Selecting screen format:
Press this button repeatedly to change the format of the screen. For
more details, refer to “Screen Control” on page 29.
qs Selecting channels:
Press these buttons to select the next or previous channel.
qd Displaying the menu
Press this button to display the menu on the TV screen. Press again
to remove the menu display from the TV screen.
system:
qf Adjusting the TV volume:
Press these buttons to adjust the volume of the TV.
qg Selecting Sound effect:
Press this button repeatedly to change the sound effect.
qh Selecting Picture mode:
Press this button repeatedly to change the picture mode.
qj Joystick
a) If the Media Selector is
set to Plasma TV:
• When MENU is selected, use these buttons to operate the menu
system. For more details, refer to “Introducing and Using the
Menu System” on page 25.
• When MENU is switched off, press OK to show the program* (or
input**) selecting screen.
Press
or
to select the program (or input), and then press
OK to switch to the selected program (or input). When the
selecting screen is on, press
or
to switch the selecting
screen.
b) If the Media Selector is
set to VCR or DVD:
Using these buttons, you can control the main functions of your VCR or
DVD.
qk This button does not work with this plasma TV.
ql This button does not work with this plasma TV.
w; Media Selector:
With this remote control you can operate not only this Plasma TV
but also the main functions of Sony’s VCR or DVD.
Switch on the equipment you want to operate and then press this
button repeatedly to select VCR, TV or DVD. A green light will light
up momentarily.
An initial set up may be required to synchronise this remote
control to your VCR or DVD. This setup depends on the
manufacturer. For more details, refer to “Remote Control
Configuration for VCR/DVD” on page 59.
wa Displaying on-screen
Press this button to display all on-screen indications. Press again to
cancel.
information:
ws Selecting TV mode:
Press this button to switch off video input.
wd Muting the Sound:
Press this button to mute the TV sound. Press again to restore the
sound.
*
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01
02
03
04
05
06
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Overview
AV1
AV2
AV3
AV4
AV5
AV6
PC
Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control
Make sure you insert the supplied batteries with the correct polarity.
Always remember to dispose of used batteries in an environmentally friendly way.
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Installation
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Connecting the Display Unit to the Media
Receiver Unit
• Use the supplied display interface cable.
• Use the supplied AC power cord.
1 Connect the supplied display interface cable and the supplied AC power cord to the display
unit.
SONY EXCLUSIVE CABLE ONLY
BLACK
WHITE
AC IN
DISPLAY SIGNAL IN
Do not connect to the AC power outlet before all connections are completed.
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Installation
2 Secure the AC power plug to the display unit’s AC IN jack.
AC IN (Power
supply input) jack
of the display unit
AC power
plug holder
(supplied)
AC power cord
(supplied)
a Attach the AC power plug holder
(supplied) to the AC power cord.
b Clip on the AC IN jack
until you hear clicking.
When you unplug the AC power cord, drag the AC power plug holder down by pushing
both sides of the holder, then pull out the plug.
3 Install the display unit using the specified wall-mount bracket or stand.
Before installing the display unit, check the installation instructions of your wall-mount
bracket or stand.
4 Connect the supplied display interface cable to the media receiver unit.
1
R
L
R
3
L(MONO)
R
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
4
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
5
AC IN
AUDIO OUT
R
L(MONO)
2
R
L
BLACK
WHITE
DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT
CTRL S AV
OUT MOUSE
CENTER
SPEAKER IN
180W (6 ) MAX
Installation
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Connecting the Antenna and VCR
• Use the supplied AC power cord.
• Use the supplied coaxial cable for antenna connection.
Connecting an antenna
1
R
R
L
3
L(MONO)
R
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
4
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
5
AC IN
AUDIO OUT
R
R
L(MONO)
L
2
CTRL S AV
OUT MOUSE
BLACK
WHITE
DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT
CENTER
SPEAKER IN
180W (6 ) MAX
Connect the supplied
coaxial cable.
Connect the supplied
AC power cord.
Connecting a VCR with an antenna
1
R
R
L
3
L(MONO)
R
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
4
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
5
AC IN
AUDIO OUT
R
VCR
OUT
R
L(MONO)
L
2
BLACK
WHITE
DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT
IN
CTRL S AV
OUT MOUSE
CENTER
SPEAKER IN
180W (6 ) MAX
Connect the supplied
AC power cord.
RCA cable is optional.
For more details regarding VCR connection, refer
to “Connecting Optional Equipment” on page 55.
Do not connect to the AC power outlet before all
connections are complete.
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Installation
Switching On the Plasma TV and Tuning the
Plasma TV Automatically
The first time you switch on your Plasma TV, a sequence of menu screens appear on the
Plasma TV enabling you to: 1) choose the language of the menu screen, 2) set the clock, 3)
search and store all available channels (TV Broadcast).
However, if you need to change any of these settings at a later date, you can do so by
selecting the appropriate option in the
(Set Up) menu.
1 Connect the display unit and media receiver unit to
the AC power outlet (100-240V AC; 50/60Hz for the
display unit, 220-240V AC; 50/60Hz for the media
receiver unit).
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
PC
6
MEMORY STICK
PROG
2 The first time that the Plasma TV is connected, it is
PROG
usually turned on. If the Plasma TV is off, press the
Power switch on the media receiver unit to turn
on the Plasma TV.
1
2
3
4
5
6
PC
MEMORY STICK
PROG
The first time you switch on the Plasma TV, a
Language menu appears automatically on the TV
screen.
3 Press
/
/
or
on the remote control to
select
/English, then press OK to confirm your
selection.
From now on, all the menus will appear in the
selected language.
Language
Select language
English
OK
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4 The Clock Set menu appears on the TV screen.
a)Press
or
to set the hour, then press
b)Press
or
to set the minutes, then press
.
Clock Set
.
00 : 00 : 00
Mon
OK
c) Press
or
to set the day of a week, then
press OK at the time signal.
The clock starts.
If you adjust the clock, Auto Tuning should
always be performed next.
5 The Auto Tuning menu appears on the screen.
Press OK to select Yes.
Do you want to start
automatic tuning ?
OK
Yes
No
6 The Plasma TV automatically starts searching and
storing all available broadcast channels for you.
This procedure could take some minutes. Please
be patient and do not press any buttons,
otherwise automatic tuning will not be
completed.
If no channels are found during the auto tuning
process, a new menu appears automatically on
the screen asking you to connect the antenna.
Please connect the antenna (see page 22) and
press OK. The auto tuning process will start
again.
Auto Tuning
Program :
System :
Channel :
01
D/K
VHS
Searching...
No channel found.
Please connect antenna
OK
Confirm
7 Press MENU to turn off the menu.
MENU
Your Plasma TV is now ready for use.
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First TIme Operation
Introducing and Using the Menu System
Your Plasma TV uses an on-screen menu system to guide you through the operations. Use
the following buttons on the Remote Control to operate the menu system:
1 Press MENU to switch the first level menu on.
MENU
2 Do the following to operate the menu.
•To highlight the desired menu or option, press
•To enter to the selected menu or option, press
•To return to the last menu or option, press
.
•To alter settings of your selected option, press
•To confirm your selection, press OK.
or
.
/
/
.
3 Press MENU to turn off the menu.
or
.
OK
MENU
Picture Adjustment
Picture Adjustment
Select:
The “Picture Adjustment” menu
allows you to alter the picture
adjustments.
Picture Adjustment
Picture Mode :
Picture :
Bright :
Color :
Hue :
Sharp :
3D–NR :
Dynamic Picture :
C o l o r Tone :
C o l o r Correction :
Gamma Correction :
Reset
Set:
OK
Dynamic
80
0
0
0
0
Auto
On
Cool
On
High
End: MENU
Picture Mode
,
Picture Mode :
Picture :
Bright :
Color :
Hue :
Sharp :
3D–NR :
Dynamic Picture :
C o l o r Tone :
C o l o r Correction :
Gamma Correction :
Reset
Select:
Set:
OK
Dynamic
80
0
0
0
0
Auto
On
Cool
On
High
Back:
End: MENU
To do this:
After selecting the item you want to
alter, press
, then press
/ /
or
repeatedly to adjust it.
This menu also allows you to
customise the picture quality for the
“PC/GAME” and “Personal” modes
based on the programme you are
watching.
Dynamic (for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness).
Standard (for a picture with contrast to suit your room’s lighting
conditions).
Hi-Fine (for a finely detailed picture).
PC/GAME (for a picture from a personal computer or game).
Personal (for your own custom settings).
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Picture
Press
Press
or
or
to reduce picture contrast.
to enhance picture contrast.
Bright
Press
Press
or
or
to darken the picture.
to brighten the picture.
Color
Press
Press
or
or
to decrease color intensity.
to increase color intensity.
Hue
Press
Press
or
or
to decrease the green tones.
to increase the green tones.
Sharp
Press
Press
or
or
to soften the picture.
to sharpen the picture.
3D-NR (Noise
Reduction)
Auto/Off/On
Select to reduce the noise level.
Dynamic Picture
On/Off
Select to enhance the picture contrast.
Color Tone
Cool/Normal/Warm
Select to give bright colors a red tint (Setting is variable from Cool
to Warm).
Color Correction
On/Off
Select to emphasise reds and blues.
Gamma Correction High/Middle/Low
Select to adjust the balance between bright and dark areas of the
picture.
Reset
•
•
•
•
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Cancel/OK
Select OK to reset the picture to the factory preset levels.
No option can be adjusted when Picture Mode is set to Dynamic.
Only Picture can be adjusted when Picture Mode is set to Standard or Hi-Fine.
NR option cannot be adjusted when Picture Mode is set to PC/GAME.
You cannot adjust items displayed in gray.
Menu System
Sound Adjustment
The “Sound Adjustment” menu
allows you to alter the sound
adjustments.
Picture Adjustment
Picture Mode :
Picture :
Bright :
Color :
Hue :
Sharp :
3D–NR :
Dynamic Picture :
C o l o r Tone :
C o l o r Correction :
Gamma Correction :
Reset
Select:
Set:
Dynamic
80
0
0
0
0
Auto
On
Cool
On
High
OK
To do this:
After selecting the item you want to
alter, press
, then press
/
/
or
repeatedly to adjust it.
End: MENU
m
Sound Adjustment
Sound Adjustment
Sound Effect :
Treble :
Bass :
Balance :
Intelligent Vol :
Dual Sound :
Speaker Link :
Volume :
Dual Sound :
Reset
Select:
Set:
Natural
0
0
0
On
Stereo
On
30
Stereo
OK
,
End: MENU
Sound Effect
Sound Effect :
Treble :
Bass :
Balance :
Intelligent Vol :
Dual Sound :
Speaker Link :
Volume :
Dual Sound :
Reset
Select:
Set:
Natural
0
0
0
On
Stereo
On
30
Stereo
OK
Back:
End: MENU
Off (no effect).
Natural (enhances clarity, detail and presence of sound by using
“BBE High Definition Sound system”*).
Dynamic (“BBE High Definition Sound system”* intensifies
clarity and presence of sound for better intelligibility and musical
realism).
TruSurround** (to listen to the surround sound that spreads out
to the rear of a room).
If you set “Intelligent Vol” to “On,” Natural is selected automatically only when
TruSurround is selected for Sound Effect.
If you select TruSurround when “Intelligent Vol” is set to “On,” “Intelligent Vol”
turns to “Off.”
* The “BBE High Definition Sound system” is manufactured by Sony
Corporation under licence from BBE Sound, Inc. It is covered by U.S. Patent
No. 4,638,258 and No. 4,482,866. The word “BBE” and BBE Symbol are
trademarks of BBE sound.
® symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
** TruSurround and the
TruSurround technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
Treble
Press
Press
or
or
to decrease higher-frequency sounds.
to increase higher-frequency sounds.
Bass
Press
Press
or
or
to decrease lower-frequency sounds.
to increase lower-frequency sounds.
Balance
Press
Press
or
or
to emphasise the left speaker.
to emphasise the right speaker.
Intelligent Vol
On/Off
Volume level of the channels will stay the same, independent of
the broadcast signal (e.g. in the case of advertisements) or any
other signal from the external inputs.
If you set “Sound Effect” to “TruSurround,” Off is selected automatically.
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Dual Sound
Mono/Stereo
For a stereo broadcast, select Stereo or Mono.
Mono/A/B
For a bilingual broadcast, select A for sound channel 1, B for sound
channel 2 or Mono for a mono channel if available.
Mono/Auto
If sound is distorted or noisy through the 8 (antenna) terminal,
select Mono. To cancel the monaural sound, select Auto.
i Speaker Link
On/Off
Select to control the sound output of the TV’s speakers when
headphones are connected. If you want both the sound of the
headphones and the TV’s speakers, select Off.
i Volume
Press
Press
or
or
to turn the volume of headphones down.
to turn the volume of headphones up.
If you set “i Speaker Link” to “On,” i Volume cannot be adjusted.
i Dual Sound
Select Dual Sound option of the headphones.
Mono/Stereo
For a stereo broadcast, select Stereo or Mono.
Mono/A/B
For a bilingual broadcast, select A for sound channel 1, B for sound
channel 2 or Mono for a mono channel if available.
Mono/Auto
If sound is distorted or noisy through the 8 (antenna) terminal,
select Mono. To cancel the monaural sound, select Auto.
i Dual Sound works in conjunction with “Dual Sound.” The
Mono/Auto setting and Mono/Stereo setting when NICAM is not
used can be selected in “Dual Sound.”
If you set “i Speaker Link” to “On,” i Dual Sound cannot be adjusted.
Reset
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Menu System
Cancel/OK
Select OK to reset the sound to the factory preset.
Screen Control
The “Screen Control” menu allows
you to alter the screen adjustments.
Picture Adjustment
Picture Mode :
Picture :
Bright :
Color :
Hue :
Sharp :
3D–NR :
Dynamic Picture :
C o l o r Tone :
C o l o r Correction :
Gamma Correction :
Reset
Select:
Set:
OK
Dynamic
80
0
0
0
0
Auto
On
Cool
On
High
End: MENU
m
Screen Control
Screen Control
Screen Format :
Screen Size/Shift
Adjust Pixel
Screen Format :
Screen Size/Shift
Adjust Pixel
Smart
Smart
,
Select:
Set:
OK
End: MENU
Screen Format
Select:
Set:
OK
Back:
End: MENU
The “Screen Format” option allows you to modify the format of the
screen.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2 Press
or
to select the desired screen format.
Smart: Imitation of wide screen
effect for 4:3 broadcast.
4:3:
Conventional 4:3 picture size,
full picture information.
14:9:
Compromise between 4:3
and 16:9 picture size.
Smart
4:3
14:9
Zoom: Wide screen format for
letterbox movies.
Zoom
Wide: For 16:9 broadcast.
Wide
or
to adjust
• If parts of the top and bottom of the screen are cut off, press
the position of the image on the screen (e.g. to read subtitles).
• Screen Format cannot be adjusted for a HD signal* connected to the Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR jacks of
4 and
5, and the “Memory Stick” input.
An HDTV 16:9 picture is always displayed in Wide mode.
• Only 4:3 or Wide can be selected for an RGB signal connected to the PC
connector.
An HDTV 16:9 picture is always displayed in Wide mode.
* HD signal is 720p/1080i format signal (16:9 picture).
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Screen Size/Shift The “Screen Size/Shift” option allows you to adjust the size and
position of the picture for each screen format.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2 Press
or
to select the option and press
. Then Press
to adjust the size and position of the picture.
/ /
or
V Size (Vertical Size):
Press
to enlarge the Screen Size vertically.
Press
to shrink the Screen Size vertically.
Screen Shift
H Shift (Horizontal Shift):
Press
to move the screen to the left.
Press
to move the screen to the right.
V Shift (Vertical Shift):
Press
to move the screen up.
Press
to move the screen down.
Reset:
Select OK to reset to the factory settings.
• Screen Size/Shift cannot be adjusted for a HD signal* connected to the Y, PB/
4 and
5, and the “Memory Stick” input.
CB, PR/CR jacks of
• H Shift (Horizontal Shift) can be adjusted only an RGB input signal and the PC
connector.
• When “Screen Format” is set to “4:3” or “Wide,” V Size (Vertical Size) and V
Shift (Vertical Shift) cannot be adjusted for the video input signal from
connected equipment.
* HD signal is 720p/1080i format signal (16:9 picture).
Adjust Pixel
The “Adjust Pixel” option allows you to adjust the picture from
RGB equipment.
To do this:
.
1 After selecting the option, press
or
to select the following option.
2 Press
Auto Adjust:
Select OK to automatically make the best picture for the
input signal. Note that it may not be adjusted perfectly
depending on the input signal condition or picture pattern.
In this case, perform Auto Adjust again.
Dot phase:
Adjust between 00-100 when part of a displayed text or
image is not clear.
Total H Pixel (Total Horizontal Pixel):
Adjust when the general picture is not completely clear.
Reset:
Reset to the factory settings.
• Adjust Pixel is only available for an RGB input signal (except 576p, 480p, 1080i
and 720p signals) connected to the PC
connector.
• Auto Adjust cannot be adjusted for 480i, 576p, 720p and 1080i signal connected
to the PC connector.
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Menu System
Features
The “Features” menu allows you to
alter various adjustments of the
Plasma TV.
Picture Adjustment
Picture Mode :
Picture :
Bright :
Color :
Hue :
Sharp :
3D–NR :
Dynamic Picture :
C o l o r Tone :
C o l o r Correction :
Gamma Correction :
Reset
Select:
Set:
OK
Dynamic
80
0
0
0
0
Auto
On
Cool
On
High
End: MENU
m
Features
Features
Eco Mode :
Speaker :
Phase :
Audio Output :
Screen Saver
Menu Color :
Logo Illumination :
Select:
Set:
Off
Center in
Reverse
Variable
White
On
OK
End: MENU
Eco Mode
,
Eco Mode :
Speaker :
Phase :
Audio Output :
Screen Saver
Menu Color :
Logo Illumination :
Select:
Set:
OK
Off
Center in
Reverse
Variable
White
On
Back:
End: MENU
The “Eco Mode” option allows you to reduce the power
consumption of this Plasma TV.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
2 Press
or
to select On.
.
• If you turn off the Plasma TV whilst the Eco Mode is on, the mode stays on next
time you turn on the Plasma TV.
• If you select the “PC/GAME” or “Personal” mode on the “Picture Adjustment”
menu (page 25), you can adjust the picture option even if the Eco Mode is set to
on. Note that power consumption will increase if you increase Picture or
Bright.
Speaker
The “Speaker” option allows you to control the sound of the
Plasma TV‘s speakers when an external audio equipment is
connected.
To do this:
.
1 After selecting the option, press
2 Press
or
to select the desired output.
Main:
Sound of the Plasma TV is output through the TV’s speakers.
Center in:
When an external amplifier is connected to the TV’s CENTER
SPEAKER IN terminals, the TV’s speakers output sound
from the external amplifier as the center speaker.
Off:
Sound of the Plasma TV is not output through the TV’s
speakers.
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31
The “Phase” option adjusts the phase of sound when using the TV’s
speakers as the center speaker. If sound from the TV’s speaker (as
center speaker) sound unnatural, adjust “Phase” option.
To do this:
.
1 After selecting the option, press
2 Press
or
to select Reverse. Sound from the TV’s speakers
is phase-reversed.
Phase
Phase can be adjusted only when “Center in” in the “Speaker” option is selected.
Audio Output
The “Audio Output” option allows you select the TV’s remote
control or external amplifier’s remote control for controlling the
volume output from the Audio output, when an external amplifier
is connected to the TV’s audio output sockets.
To do this:
.
1 After selecting the option, press
2 Press
or
to select Variable (if you wish to use the TV’s
remote control) or Fix (if you wish to use the external
amplifier’s remote control).
• When you connect the AV mouse and install it on the external amplifier, you
can use the external amplifier’s remote control, pointed toward the Plasma TV,
for controlling the external amplifier’s volume level. For more details on AV
mouse installation, refer to “Connecting Optional Equipment” on page 55.
• Audio Output cannot be adjusted only selecting “Center in” in the “Speaker”
option.
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Menu System
Screen Saver
You can reduce image retention with the “Screen Saver” option.
If the following images are displayed for an extended period
of time, image retention (afterimage) in areas of the screen
may result due to the characteristics of the Plasma Display
Panel.
• Black bars at the top and bottom that appear with a wide
video source (Letterbox picture).
• Black bars to the left and right that appear with a 4:3 video
source (conventional TV broadcasts).
• Video game sources
• PC images
• DVD on-screen menu displays
• On-screen menus, channel numbers, etc., of connected
equipment such as Set top box, Cable modem, VCR, etc.
To do this:
.
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2 Press
or
to select the following option and press
Then press
or
to move the picture position (Orbit), or
turn the screen to white (All White) to reduce image retention.
Orbit: Select On to move the position.
All White: Select On to turn the screen to white.
• All White functions finish automatically after 30 minutes.
If image retention is still present, repeat the above.
• To cancel halfway, press any buttons except the soundrelated buttons on the remote.
Menu Color
The “Menu Color” option allows you to alter the background color
of the menus.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2 Press
or
to select White or Black.
Logo Illumination The “Logo Illumination” option allows you to illuminate the SONY
logo on the front panel of display unit.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
2 Press
or
to select On.
.
Menu System
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Set Up
The “Set Up” menu allows you to
alter various options on this Plasma
TV.
Picture Adjustment
Picture Mode :
Picture :
Bright :
Color :
Hue :
Sharp :
3D–NR :
Dynamic Picture :
C o l o r Tone :
C o l o r Correction :
Gamma Correction :
Reset
Select:
Set:
Dynamic
80
0
0
0
0
Auto
On
Cool
On
High
OK
End: MENU
m
Set Up
Set Up
Language :
English
Auto Tuning
AV Preset
Manual Programme Preset
Select:
Set:
OK
End: MENU
Language
,
Language :
English
Auto Tuning
AV Preset
Manual Programme Preset
Select:
Set:
OK
Back:
End: MENU
The “Language” option allows you to select the language that the
menus are displayed in.
To do this:
.
1 After selecting the option, press
2 Follow steps 3 of the section “Switching On the Plasma TV and
Tuning the Plasma TV Automatically” on page 23.
Auto Tuning
The “Auto Tuning” option allows you to automatically search and
store all available TV channels.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2 Follow steps 5 and 6 of the section “Switching On the Plasma
TV and Tuning the Plasma TV Automatically” on page 23.
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Menu System
AV Preset
The “AV Preset” option allows you to designate a name to the
external equipment you have connected to this Plasma TV.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2
Press
or
Then press
3
A label automatically appears in the label column:
to select the input source you wish to name.
.
a) If you want to use one of the predefined labels (VIDEO,
to
DVD, CABLE, GAME, CAM or SAT), press
or
select the desired label.
b) If you want to set a different label, select Edit and
press
. Then with the first element highlighted, press
/ / /
to select the letter, then press OK.
Finally press
/ /
or
to select the word “End” on
the screen and press OK to turn off the menu from the
screen.
• To correct the letter, select
on the screen to go back and press
OK.
• For a blank, select on the screen and press OK.
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Manual Program
Preset
The “Manual Program Preset” option (A-C) allows you to:
A) Preset Channels, one by one, in the program order of your
choice.
To do this:
1
After selecting the “Manual Program Preset” option, press
2
Highlighting the Program option, press
3
Press
or
to select a program number on which you want
to preset the channel. Then press OK.
4
After selecting the System option, press
5
Press
or
press OK.
6
After selecting the Tuning mode option, press
7
Press
8
After selecting the Channel option, press
9
Press
or
to search the desired channel. When you tune
the desired channel, press OK.
.
.
.
to select the TV Broadcast system (D/K), then
or
.
to select Auto, then press OK.
.
If you cannot tune to a desired channel due to the poor
broadcast reception, etc., you can tune to the channel by
its broadcasted frequency.
1
Press OK.
2
After selecting the Tuning mode option, press
3
Press
or
.
to select Manual, then press OK.
4
After selecting the Channel option, press OK.
5
Press
or
until the desired channel is selected or the
frequency of the desired channel is displayed.
The frequency indicator changes in 1 MHz steps.
6
Press OK after selecting the desired channel.
10 Highlighting the Confirm option, press OK. Then press
select OK and finally press OK to store.
to
Repeat all the above steps to tune and store other channels.
B)
Normally the automatic fine tuning (Fine) will give the best
possible picture, however you can manually fine tune the
Plasma TV to obtain a better picture if the picture is distorted.
To do this:
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Menu System
1
Whilst watching the channel (TV Broadcast) you wish to finetune, select the Fine option and press
.
2
Press
or
to adjust the fine tuning between -15 and +15
and press OK.
3
Highlighting the Confirm option, press OK. Then press
select OK and finally press OK to store.
to
C)
Skip any unwanted program numbers when they are selected
with the PROG +/-.
To do this:
1
Highlighting the Program option, press PROG +/- to select the
program number you want to skip.
2
When the program you want to skip appears on the screen,
select the Skip option and press
.
3
Press
4
Highlighting the Confirm option, press OK. Then press
select OK and finally press OK to store.
or
to select Yes and press OK.
to
To cancel this function afterwards, select No instead of Yes in the step
above.
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Timer
The “Timer” menu allows you to alter
the timer adjustments.
Picture Adjustment
Dynamic
80
0
0
0
0
Auto
On
Cool
On
High
Picture Mode :
Picture :
Bright :
Color :
Hue :
Sharp :
3D–NR :
Dynamic Picture :
C o l o r Tone :
C o l o r Correction :
Gamma Correction :
Reset
Select:
Set:
End: MENU
OK
m
Timer
Timer
Sleep Timer :
Clock Set :
Clock Display :
On/Off Timer
Auto Shutoff :
Select:
Set:
Off
00:00:00 (Mon)
Off
,
On
OK
End: MENU
Sleep Timer
Sleep Timer :
Clock Set :
Clock Display :
On/Off Timer
Auto Shutoff :
Select:
Set:
Off
00:00:00 (Mon)
Off
On
OK
Back:
End: MENU
The “Sleep Timer” option allows you to select a time period for the
Plasma TV to switch itself automatically into the standby mode.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2 Press
or
to set the time period delay (max. of 2 hours).
Whilst the “All White” function in the “Screen Saver” option (page 33) is activated
(set to “On”), the off timer functions are suspended and the Plasma TV does not
switch into the standby mode automatically at a specified time. After the “All
White” function finishes, the off timer functions are resumed, and the Plasma TV
automatically enters the standby mode.
Whilst watching the Plasma TV, you can press the
control to display the time remaining.
Clock Set
button on the remote
The “Clock Set” option allows you to set the current time. The error
range of the built-in clock is ± 30 seconds a month.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2 Press
or
to set the hour, then press
.
3 Press
or
to set the minute, then press
.
4 Press
or
to set the day of a week.
5 Press OK at the time signal. The clock starts.
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Menu System
Clock Display
The “Clock Display” option allows you to display the clock on the
screen.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
.
2 Press
or
to select On and then press OK.
•The clock display turns off automatically 5 minutes after it is turned on.
•The clock display also turns on or off by pressing
on the remote.
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On/Off Timer
The “On/Off Timer” option allows you to turn the Plasma TV on
and off at a specified time automatically. To use this function, set
the clock in advance (page 38).
• If you change the following settings, Off is selected
automatically in the Timer option. In this case, select On in
the Timer option.
– Unplugging the AC power cord of the media receiver unit
– On Time, Holding Time, Weekly Setting, Repeat, Program
option settings
• Whilst the “All White” function in the “Screen Saver”
option (page 33) is activated (set to “On”), the off timer
functions are suspended and the Plasma TV does not
switch into the standby mode automatically at a specified
time. After the “All White” function finishes, the off timer
functions are resumed, and the Plasma TV automatically
enters the standby mode.
To do this:
.
1 After selecting the option, press
2 Highlighting Timer, press
or
to select On, then press
.
to select On Time, then press
.
3 Press
or
4 Set the time for the Plasma TV to turn on itself automatically.
Press
or
to set the hour, then press
. Next press
or
to set the minutes, then press
.
5 Press
or
to select Holding Time, then press
.
to select the desired Holding Time. Select the
6 Press
or
holding time (max. of 5 hours) for the Plasma TV to switch itself
automatically into the standby mode.
to select Weekly Setting, then press
.
7 Press
or
to select the day of the week you wish to set for
8 Press
or
On/Off Timer, then press
.
to select On, then press
.
9 Press
or
10 Repeat steps 8 and 9 to set any other days of a week.
11 Press
or
to select Program, then press
.
12 Press
or
to select the channels (TV Broadcast) that you
want to watch at the time of turning on the Plasma TV, then
press
.
To turn the Plasma TV on and off at a specified time
everyday, set Repeat to On after step 2, then go to step 3.
To cancel this function afterwards, select Off instead of On in step 2 above.
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Menu System
Auto Shutoff
The “Auto Shutoff” option allows you to set the Plasma TV to
change to the standby mode automatically if there is no input signal
through the connected equipment.
To do this:
1 After selecting the option, press
2 Press
or
to select On.
.
Auto Shutoff cannot be set when the Plasma TV receives the TV Broadcast signal
or PC and “Memory Stick” inputs are selected.
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Unit Status
Picture Adjustment
Picture Mode :
Picture :
Bright :
Color :
Hue :
Sharp :
3D–NR :
Dynamic Picture :
C o l o r Tone :
C o l o r Correction :
Gamma Correction :
Reset
Select:
Set:
Dynamic
80
0
0
0
0
Auto
On
Cool
On
High
OK
The “Unit Status” menu allows you
to check the Model Name and
Serial Number of this Plasma TV.
End: MENU
m
Unit Status
Model Name :
Display Serial No. :
Box Serial No. :
Select:
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KE–MR50M1
09999999
09999999
End: MENU
Model Name
Model name of this Plasma TV.
Display Serial No:
Serial number allocated for each display unit.
Box Serial No:
Serial number allocated for each media receiver unit.
Menu System
On a “Memory Stick”
The “Memory Stick” feature allows you to view digital images that are stored on
“Memory Stick” media on your TV screen.
Picture viewer
This Plasma TV’s “Memory Stick” picture viewer can display still image data (JPEG) and
moving image data (MPEG1) stored in the “Memory Stick.” You can also run a slideshow of
those images, and customise the features of the slideshow by selecting automatic or manual
slide show.
Digital Camera Mode
This Plasma TV’s Digital Camera Mode can display only images using JPEG or MPEG1 format,
and recorded on a DCF compliant digital camera.
Supported image types
Recorded images must meet the following specifications:
• Still images: JPEG* compression format and DCF** compliant folder and file names.
• Moving images must be recorded on a Sony digital camera and use one of the following
MPEG1*** compression formats:
MPEG MOVIE, MPEG MOVIE AD, MPEG MOVIE EX, MPEG MOVIE HQ, MPEG MOVIE
CV, MPEG MOVIE HQX, MPEG1 (corresponding to VIDEO CD) of VAIO Giga pocket
*
JPEG is a standard technology format for compressing a still image (extension. jpg). JPEG
stands for “Joint Photographic Experts Group,” which is the organization that implemented
this format.
** DCF stands for “Design Rules for Camera file Systems,” which has specifications established
by the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
*** MPEG is one of the technology formats for compressing a moving image (extension. mpg).
Unsupported image types
• Still images stored in TIFF or any other non-JPEG compression format
• Still images recorded using products that are not DCF compliant, including the following
Sony products.
– Digital still cameras DSC-D700, DSC-D770
– Digital video cameras DCR-TRV900/DSR-PD100A
• The following still images stored in JPEG compression format
– Images that were processed on a computer
– Images in folders that were modified or renamed on a computer
– Images stored in a “Memory Stick” that were formatted on a computer
Notes on use
• We recommend that you backup important data on the hard disk of your computer. Sony
cannot be responsible for any lost or damaged data.
• Use the recorded image data except for personal use may be an infringement of copyright.
• The “Memory Stick” application software may be modified or changed by Sony without prior
notice.
(continued)
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What is a “Memory Stick”?
“Memory Stick” is a compact, portable and versatile Integrated Circuit recording medium with
a data capacity that exceeds a floppy disk. “Memory Stick” is specially designed for exchanging
and sharing digital data among “Memory Stick” compatible products. Because it is removable,
the “Memory Stick” can also be used for external data storage.
“Memory Stick” is available in two sizes: standard size and compact “Memory Stick Duo” size.
Once attached to a Memory Stick Duo adapter, “Memory Stick Duo” turns to the same size as
standard “Memory Stick” and thus can be used with products compliant with standard
“Memory Stick.”
Types of “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” is available in the following three types to meet various requirements in
functions.
• “Memory Stick”
Stores any type of data except copyright-protected data that requires the MagicGate
copyright protection technology.
• “MagicGate Memory Stick”
Equipped with the MagicGate copyright protection technology.
• “Memory Stick-ROM”
Stores pre-recorded, read-only data. You cannot record on “Memory Stick-ROM” or erase the
pre-recorded data.
Types of “Memory Stick” compatible with the device
You can use three types of “Memory Stick”: general “Memory Stick,” “MagicGate Memory
Stick” and “Memory Stick-ROM” with your Plasma TV. However, because your Plasma TV
does not support the MagicGate standards, data displayed with your Plasma TV is not subjected
to MagicGate copy protection.
Notes on Memory Stick Duo
To use “Memory Stick Duo” with this unit, attach it to the Memory Stick Duo adapter before
inserting it into the unit.
Be sure to attach “Memory Stick Duo” to the adapter with the correct orientation.
Be sure to insert the Memory Stick Duo adapter with the correct orientation. Otherwise, the unit
may be damaged.
Do not insert the Memory Stick Duo adapter without “Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing so
may result in malfunction of the unit.
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On handling the “Memory Stick”
Terminal
Write-protect
switch
Labelling
position
• You cannot record or erase images when the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is
set to LOCK.
• Use a sharp object, such as a ballpoint pen, to move the “Memory Stick Duo” erasure
prevention switch.
• We recommend that you backup important data on the hard disk of your computer.
• Image data may be damaged in the following cases:
– If you remove the “Memory Stick,” turn the power off whilst the access lamp is lit or
flashing.
– If you use “Memory Stick” near magnets or magnetic fields, such as speakers.
– If you unplug the AC power cord whilst the access lamp is lit or flashing.
• Prevent metallic objects or your finger from coming into contact with the metal parts of the
connecting section.
• Do not attach any other material than the supplied label on the labelling position.
• Do not attach the label so that it sticks out from the proper labelling position.
• Do not write forcefully on the “Memory Stick Duo” memo area.
• Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to “Memory Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify “Memory Stick.”
• Do not allow the “Memory Stick” get wet.
• Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick” in a location that is subject to
– Extremely high temperature, such as in a car parked in the sun or under the scorching
sun
– under direct sunlight
– High humidity or places with corrosive substance present
• When you carry or store a “Memory Stick,” put it in its supplied case.
On formatting the “Memory Stick”
The “Memory Stick” is shipped with an exclusive standard format.
Note on “Memory Stick” formatted by a computer
A “Memory Stick” formatted by computer does not have a guaranteed compatibility with this
TV.
When the access lamp is lit or flashing
The “Memory Stick” is reading or writing data. Do not shake or strike the TV. Also, do not turn
the power off or eject the “Memory Stick.” Otherwise, image data breakdown may occur.
• “MagicGate Memory Stick,” “Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “MagicGate” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick-ROM” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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Inserting and Removing a “Memory Stick”
Inserting a “Memory Stick”
Insert a “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go with the b mark facing up
as illustrated. The “Memory Stick” access lamp flashes.
“Memory Stick” slot “Memory Stick” access lamp
PROG
PROG
b mark
• Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick” in the correct direction. If the “Memory Stick” is
forced in the wrong way, the “Memory Stick” or the slot may become damaged.
• Insert only “Memory Stick” into the “Memory Stick” slot. Attempting to insert other
objects into the slot may damage the Plasma TV.
Removing a “Memory Stick”
1 Check that the “Memory Stick” access lamp is off, then push the “Memory Stick” gently into
the “Memory Stick” slot.
The “Memory Stick” is ejected.
PROG
PROG
2 Pull the “Memory Stick” completely out of the “Memory Stick” slot.
• Do not turn the power off whilst the “Memory Stick” access lamp is flashing in red.
If you do so, the “Memory Stick” may become damaged.
• When removing the “Memory Stick,” do not attempt to just pull it from the “Memory
Stick” slot. If you do so, the “Memory Stick” or the slot may become damaged.
• If you release the “Memory Stick” as soon as you push it into the “Memory Stick” slot
to remove, the “Memory Stick” may jump out.
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Using the “Memory Stick” (Memory Stick
Home)
The “Memory Stick” feature allows you to display an index of thumbnail images that are on the
“Memory Stick.” You can select an image from those to display on the full screen and playback
a moving image, and also run a slideshow of those images.
Displaying the Memory Stick Home
The default setting for “Digi. Camera Mode” is “On.”
1 Insert a “Memory Stick” that contains the images you want
to view.
VIDEO
TV
2 Press “Memory Stick.”
“Memory
Stick”
The Memory Stick Home appears on the screen.
Memory Stick
Home mark
Index of thumbnail images
contained in the selected folder
Press
/ /
or
button to
select an image. The selected image is
highlighted in yellow.
Memory Stick Home
OK
Slide Show…
Option…
Select Folder
100MSDCF
PROG
MENU
No.: 1/1234
Size: 1024x768
Sel:
File: SPJP0001.JPG
Date: 7/15/2002 12:34
Set: OK
Folder name for the
selected folder
Information about the
selected image file
Mark indicated in the lower part of image
: Protected image icon
: Moving image icon
: Related file icon (displayed only when “Digi.
Camera Mode” is set to “On”)
• To close the Memory Stick Home, press “Memory
Stick” again.
• To switch the “Memory Stick” input, you also press
repeatedly until Memory Stick indicator on the
media receiver unit lights up (see page 16).
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Selecting the index menu of the Memory Stick Home
Press
or
to highlight the menu item, and then press OK. The selected option is
highlighted in yellow.
Option
Description
Slide Show
Displays a slideshow of images that are on the “Memory Stick.” For more
details, refer to “Using the “Memory Stick” Slide Show” on page 53.
Option
Displays the Option menu. You can select any of the following options.
File: displays the following options.
Sort: Sorts the image file according to the file name or the renewal
date in the ascending/descending order.
Filter: Filters only the still images (Still) or the moving images
(Movie) out from the content.
The Sort/Filter functions can be activated only when Digital
Camera Mode is set to Off. Filter setting information is
displayed in Memory Stick Home.
Memory Stick: Displays the type and the used and remaining
capacity of the “Memory Stick” in use.
Select Folder
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"Memory Stick"
Allows you to select specific folder on the “Memory Stick.” For more
details, refer to “Selecting a folder that you want to view on the “Memory
Stick”” on page 49.
Selecting a folder that you want to view on the “Memory Stick”
1 Insert a “Memory Stick” that contains the images you want to view.
2 Press “Memory Stick.”
The Memory Stick Home appears on the screen.
3 Press
or
to highlight Select Folder, and then press OK.
The Select Folder menu appears.
Current Selected folder
Memory Stick Home
Slide Show…
Option…
Filter: Still
Select Folder
100MSDCF
List of folders included in the
currently selected folder
Close
No.: 1/1234
Size: 1024x768
Sel:
File: SPJP0001.JPG
Date: 7/15/2002 12:34
Set: OK
To upper stage
First image file contained in
the currently selected folder
4 Press
to select the list of folders, and press
or
to select one that you want to view.
Then press OK.
An index of thumbnail images of selected folder appears.
To select the folders which are not displayed
Press
to select the slider and press
or
. The next or previous 10 folders appear.
Sorting out image files (Digital Camera Mode)
“Digital Camera Mode” allows you to sort out image files that are JPEG and MPEG compression
format recorded on digital still cameras and digital video cameras which are DCF compliant.
In step 4 above, select Digi. Camera Mode. Then press
or
to select On, and press OK.
• You cannot select Digi. Camera Mode if the image flies recorded on the “Memory
Stick” using a digital still camera or digital video camera are more than 2000 files.
• For an image file recorded with the Voice Memo function of the Sony digital camera,
the still image file is displayed only.
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Using the Memory Stick Home
Memory Stick Home allows you to display selected images on the full screen and playback a
moving image using the index screen. You can also protect, rotate and delete the images using
the index menu.
1 Insert a “Memory Stick” that contains the images you want to view.
2 Press “Memory Stick.”
The Memory Stick Home appears on the screen.
3 Press
or
to highlight Select Folder, then press OK.
The Select Folder menu appears.
4 Press
to select the list of contents, and press
or
to select a folder that you want to
view. Then press OK.
An index of thumbnail images of the selected folder appears.
5 Press
, then press
/ /
or
to select an image that you want to display on the full
screen or playback a moving image. Then press OK.
To display other image files when more image files are contained in the current
selected folder
Press
until the next images display, or press
to select the slider and press
An index of thumbnail images appears every pages.
.
The index menu of a thumbnail appears. You can select any of the following options. Press
or
to select the options, and press OK.
Index menu of a thumbnail
Option
Description
Full Screen
(for a still image only)
Displays the still image on the full screen. For more details, refer to
“Displaying a still image on the full screen” on page 51.
Displays “Movie Player.” For more details, refer to “Playing back the
Movie player
(for a moving image only) moving image (Movie Player)” on page 52.
Slide Show
Displays a slideshow of images that are on the “Memory Stick.” For
more details, refer to “Using the “Memory Stick” Slide Show” on
page 53.
Protect
Protects the image file against being erased. All On or All Off for all
files in the folder contained the selected image file, On or Off for the
selected image file only.
is marked on the protected image.
Rotate
(for a still image only)
Rotates only a still image 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.
Whenever you press OK, the image rotates 90 degrees.
Delete
Deletes the image file. Select All. Img. for all files in the folder contained
the selected image file. Select Sel. Img. for the selected image file only.
Close
Closes the index menu.
• You cannot rotate or delete a protected image (
).
• You cannot rotate or delete the images on the “Memory Stick” setting the write -protect
switch to LOCK.
• The image that has been rotated once remains on the “Memory Stick,” and is displayed
this way again the next time.
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Displaying a still image on the full screen
Select Full Screen in the index menu of thumbnail images.
• According to the image size, the time that the still image is displayed on the full screen
is different.
• According to the image size, the Plasma TV displays automatically the appropriate
image size for each image on the full screen.
No.: 1/1234
Size: 1024x768
Prev:
Next:
File: SPJP0001.JPG
Date: 7/15/2002 12:34
Menu: OK
To display the next image
Press
.
To display the previous image
Press
.
Index menu of a full screen image
Press OK, whilst the image is displayed on the full screen.
The index menu of a full screen image appears. You can select any of the following options.
Press
or
to select the options, and press OK.
Option
Description
Return
Returns to Memory Stick Home.
Information
Displays the information of the selected image file.
Protect
Protects the selected image file against being erased.
protected image.
Rotate
Rotates only a still image 90 degrees clockwise or anticlockwise. Whenever
you press OK, the image rotates 90 degrees.
Delete
Deletes the selected image file.
Close
Closes the index screen.
is marked on the
• You cannot rotate or delete the protected image (
).
• You cannot rotate or delete the images on the “Memory Stick” setting the write -protect
switch to LOCK.
• The image that has been rotated once remains on the “Memory Stick,” and is displayed
this way again the next time.
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Playing back the moving image (Movie Player)
Select Movie Player in the index menu of thumbnail images, the “Movie Player” appears on the
screen. You can operate the “Movie Player” as follows. Press
or
to select the button or
the option, and press OK.
Prev.
Next
Full Screen
Menu
Return
File: BASEBALL.MPG
Date: 7/15/2002 12:34
No.: 1/1234
Size: 320x240
Next:
Sel:
Set: OK
Button/Option
Description
N (Play/pause)
Plays back a moving image. During playback, the button display is changed
to the X (pause) button. When the playback is finished, playback stops with
the first image of the moving image displayed.
x (Stop)
Stops playback.
Full Screen
Displays a moving image on the full screen and starts to playback
/ / /
automatically. To return to the “Movie Player,” press
OK.
or
According to the moving image size, the Plasma TV displays
automatically the appropriate image size for each moving image
on the full screen.
Menu
Displays the Menu. You can select any of the following options.
Information: Displays the information of the selected image.
Protect:
Protects the selected image file against being erased.
Delete:
Deletes the selected image file.
Close:
Closes the Menu.
You cannot delete a protected image (
Return
).
Returns to Memory Stick Home.
Guide Display
The guide display guides the function of
Player” is displayed.
Rew: Rewinds the moving image.
and
on the remote control when the “Movie
FF: Fast forwards the moving image.
If you are starting the slideshow and stop or pause the moving image, the guide display is
changed to
Prev and
Next. For more details of the slideshow, refer to “Using the
“Memory Stick” Slide Show” on page 53.
Prev: Displays the previous image.
Next: Displays the next image.
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Using the “Memory Stick” Slide Show
“Slide Show” allows you to watch a slideshow of the images on the “Memory Stick.”
1 Insert a “Memory Stick” that contains the images you want to view.
2 Press “Memory Stick.”
The Memory Stick Home appears on the screen.
3 Press
or
to highlight Select Folder, then press OK.
The Select Folder menu appears.
4 Press
to select the list of contents, and press
or
to select a folder that you want to
view. Then press OK.
An index of thumbnail images of selected folder appears.
5 Press
or
to highlight Slide Show, then press OK.
The index menu of Slide Show appears. You can select any of the following options. Press
or
to select the options, and press OK.
Advan. Slds.: Sets the automatic or manual slide.
Interval:
Selects the period for which one image is displayed from 5sec, 10sec, 30sec,
1min, 5min, or 10min. The time is about right. When Advan. Slds. is set to
Manual, it does not work.
6 Press
or
to select Start, and press OK.
To Start the Slide Show
When you set “Advan. Slds.” to “Auto”
The images change automatically. When a moving image file is selected, it plays back
automatically, and after playback the next image is displayed automatically.
“Movie Player” is not displayed when you set Advan. Slds. to Auto.
When you set “Advan. Slds.” to “Manual”
Press
or
to slide the images.
: Displays the next image.
: Displays the previous image.
When you display a still image on the full screen, you can slide the images in the same way
above.
When a moving image file is selected
The moving image does not playback and “Movie Player” is displayed. For more details about
using “Movie Player,” refer to “Playing back the moving image (Movie Player)” on page 52.
Press
to display the next image.
To stop the Slide Show
If you want to stop Slide Show, do the following to return to Memory Stick Home.
When you set “Advan. Slds.” to “Auto”
Press OK.
When you set “Advan. Slds.” to “Manual”
Press OK to display the index menu, then press
or
to select Return.
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Caution displays while you are using the “Memory Stick”
If a picture file has some problem, the following indicator may appear on the screen. Check the
following to cope with the corresponding situation.
The picture file is in the JPEG or MPEG1 format that is not-compatible.
There is the thumbnail but it is not DCF-compatible.
There is no selected picture file.
There is the picture file but the thumbnail is broken.
The picture file is broken.
Caution regarding messages while using the “Memory Stick”
Use the list below to check the meaning of the messages.
No Memory Stick
Insert the “Memory Stick” into the “Memory Stick” slot
correctly.
No file
No picture files are contained in the currently selected folder.
No movie file
No movie picture files are contained in the currently selected
folder although “Filter” is set to “Movie” in the “Option” menu.
No still file
No still picture files are contained in the currently selected folder
although “Filter” is set to “Still” in the “Option” menu.
Cannot play
Image data of a movie picture file is broken.
Memory Stick locked
The erasure prevention switch on a “Memory Stick” is set to
“LOCK.” Release the lock.
Memory Stick error
The “Memory Stick” is broken.
Clean the terminal on the “Memory Stick.”
Memory Stick type error
A “Memory Stick” that is not compatible or cannot be used with
the TV has been inserted.
Format error
The “Memory Stick” has not been formatted correctly.
File error
The selected folder has not been named correctly. Re-enter the
name with less than 66 characters including “/” by displaying the
“Select Folder” menu.
Read Only Memory
A read-only “Memory Stick” in which picture files are recorded
has been inserted. You cannot record or delete the data with a
read-only “Memory Stick.”
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Connecting Optional Equipment
Using the following instructions, you can connect a wide range of optional equipment to
your Plasma TV. (Connecting cables are not supplied.)
Connecting to the front of the Media Receiver Unit
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
6
PC
MEMORY STICK
PROG
L
R
MENU
PC
OK
6
S VHS/Hi8/DVC
camcorder
Personal computer
i Headphones
PROG
1
2
3
4
5
6
PC
MEMORY STICK
PROG
L
R
MENU
PC
6
OK
To avoid a
noisy picture,
do not connect
external
equipment to
connectors E
and F at the
same time.
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Connecting to the Rear of Media Receiver Unit
Sub woofer
Hi-Fi
VCR
DVD Recorder
1
R
R
L
3
L(MONO)
R
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
4
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
5
AC IN
AUDIO OUT
R
R
L(MONO)
L
2
BLACK
WHITE
DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT
CTRL S AV
OUT MOUSE
CENTER
SPEAKER IN
180W (6 ) MAX
*
DVD Recorder/VCR
Compact
AV System/
Amplifier
*
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To control other Sony equipment with the TV’s remote control, connect the CONTROL S IN
jack of the equipment to the CONTROL S OUT jack of the Plasma TV with the CONTROL S
cable.
Additional Information
1
R
R
L
3
L(MONO)
R
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
4
R
L
Y
PB/CB PR/CR
5
AC IN
AUDIO OUT
R
R
L(MONO)
L
2
BLACK
WHITE
DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT
CTRL S AV
OUT MOUSE
CENTER
SPEAKER IN
180W (6 ) MAX
Connecting a VCR:
To connect a VCR, refer to “Connecting the Antenna and VCR” on page 22. Tune in the VCR test
signal to the TV program number “0” by using the “Manual Program Preset” option. (For details
on how to manually program these presets, see page 36, step A.)
Refer to your VCR instruction manual to find out how to find the output channel of your VCR.
Connecting to external Audio Equipment:
To listen to the sound from Plasma TV on Hi-Fi equipment:
Connect your Hi-Fi equipment to the audio output sockets M if you wish to amplify the audio
output from Plasma TV. Next, using the menu system, select the “Features” menu and set “TV
Speakers” to “Off.”
You can select TV’s remote control or external amplifier’s remote control for controlling
the volume output from the Audio output. Select the remote control by using “Audio
Output” option in the “Feature” menu (page 32).
For a sub woofer
Connect your sub woofer to the SUB WOOFER output jack N using a monaural audio cable.
To listen to Dolby Prologic system sound on the TV speakers:
Connect your Dolby Prologic system decorder amplifier to the CENTER SPEAKER IN terminals
Q if you wish to listen to the audio output from your equipment on the TV speakers. If you
have a Dolby amplifier, connect the center output from your amplifier to the CENTER
SPEAKER IN terminals Q to use the TV speakers as a center speaker. Next, using the menu
system, select the “Features” menu and set “TV Speakers” to “Center in.”
When connecting the AV mouse
When you connect the AV mouse and install it in an external amplifier, you can use the external
amplifier’s remote control toward the Plasma TV for controlling the volume level of the external
amplifier. Connect the AV mouse to the AV MOUSE input jack R, and install it right above the
external amplifier’s remote control sensor.
AV mouse
Amplifier
Remote control sensor
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Using Optional Equipment
1 Connect your equipment to the designated TV socket, as indicated on page 57.
2 Switch on the connected equipment.
3 To watch the picture of the connected equipment, press
repeatedly until the correct input
symbol appears on the screen. Also as you press
repeatedly, the corresponding input
select indicator on the media receiver unit lights up.
.
Symbol
Input select
indicator
1,
3 or
2,
1 or
S
S
6
4 or
4
6
1,
3 or
2,
1 or
S
S
5
4 or
Input Signals
• Video input signal through the phono socket F, I or
L and Audio input signal through G, H or K.
6
6
• S Video input signal through the S Video input jack E
or J and Audio signal through G or H.
5
• Component input signal through the Y, PB/CB, PR/CR
jacks P and Audio input signal through O.
PC
PC
• RGB input signal through the 15-DSub connector B
and audio input signal through C.
MEMORY
STICK
MEMORY
STICK
• Data input from a “Memory Stick” inserted in
“Memory Stick” slot A.
Press the
The
button on the remote control to return to the normal TV picture.
indicator on the media receiver unit lights up.
For Mono Equipment
Connect the phono plug to the L socket and select any of
1 to
6 input signals using the
instructions above. Refer to “Sound Adjustment” and select “Dual Sound” “A” on the sound
menu screen (page 28).
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Remote Control Configuration for VCR/DVD
This remote control is set by default to operate basic functions of this Sony TV, Sony DVD and
most Sony VCRs when batteries are initially installed. To control VCRs and DVDs of other major
brands and certain Sony VCR models, please complete the following steps:
• Before you start, look up the 3 digit code for your DVD or VCR from the list below. On
VCRs that have more than one code, enter the first code number.
• Sony will endeavour to update the software according to market changes. Therefore,
please refer to code table included with the remote control for the latest code set.
1 Press the Media Selector button on the remote control repeatedly
VIDEO
until the required VCR or DVD green light lights up.
TV
If Media Selector is in the TV position, code numbers will
not be stored.
3
2 Before the green light goes out, press and hold the yellow button
for approximately 6 seconds until the green light starts flashing.
3 Whilst the green light is flashing, enter all three digits of the code
1
for your brand (see naxt page) using the number buttons on the
remote control.
If your selected code is entered correctly, all three green
lights will be lit momentarily.
OK
2
4 Turn on your VCR or DVD and check that the main functions
work.
PROG
• If your equipment is not working or some of the functions
do not work, please check you entered the correct code set
or try the next code listed against the brand (see next
page).
If your equipment is still not working correctly, please
check you entered the correct code set or try the next code
listed.
• Your brand codes may be lost if weak batteries are not
replaced within a few minutes. To reset your DVD or
VCR code number please repeat the above steps. A small
label is attached inside the battery door to allow you to
record your brand codes.
• Not all brands are covered and not all models of every
brand may be covered.
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VCR Brand List
DVD Brand List
Brand
SONY (VHS)
SONY (BETA)
SONY (DV)
AIWA
AKAI
DAEWOO
GRUNDIG
HITACHI
JVC
Brand
SONY
AIWA
DENON
GRUNDIG
HITACHI
JVC
KENWOOD
LG
LOEWE
MATSUI
ONKYO
PANASONIC
PHILIPS
PIONEER
SAMSUNG
SANYO
SHARP
THOMSON
TOSHIBA
TOSHIBA
YAMAHA
Code
301, 302, 303, 308, 309
303, 307, 310
304, 305, 306
325, 331, 351
326, 329, 330
342, 343
358, 355, 360, 361, 320, 351
327, 333, 334
314, 315, 322, 344, 352, 353,
354, 348, 349
LG
332, 338
LOEWE
358, 355, 360, 361, 320, 351
MATSUI
356, 357
ORION
328
PANASONIC 321, 323
PHILIPS
311, 312, 313, 316, 317, 318,
358, 359
SAMSUNG
339, 340, 341, 345
SANYO
335, 336
SHARP
324
THOMSON
319, 350
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Code
001
021
018, 027, 020, 002
009, 028, 023, 024, 016, 003
025, 026, 015, 004
006, 017
008
015, 014
009, 028, 023, 024, 016, 003
013, 016
022
018, 027, 020, 002
009, 028, 023, 024, 016, 003
004
011, 014
007
019, 027
012
003
337
018, 027, 020, 002
Specifications
KE-MR42M1/KE-MR50M1 (Common
Items)
Media Receiver Unit (MBT-MR1C)
Power Requirement: 220V AC; 50 Hz
Power Consumption: 27W
Standby Power Consumption: 0.6W
Dimensions (w x h x d):
Approx. 430 x 105 x 360 mm
Weight:
Approx. 6.0 kg
KE-MR50M1 only
Display Unit (PDM-5000)
Power Requirement: 100-240V AC; 50 Hz/
60Hz
Screen Size: 50inches
Approx. 127 cm measured
diagonally
Display Resolution:
1365 dots (horizontal) x 768 lines
(vertical)
Power Consumption: 540W
Standby Power Consumption: 0.6W
Dimensions (w x h x d):
Approx. 1,573 x 856 x 108 mm
Weight:
Approx. 53.0 kg
KE-MR42M1 only
Display Unit (PDM-4200)
Power Requirement: 100-240V AC; 50 Hz/
60Hz
Screen Size: 42inches
Approx. 107 cm measured
diagonally
Display Resolution:
1024 dots (horizontal) x 768 lines
(vertical)
Power Consumption: 460W
Standby Power Consumption: 0.6W
Dimensions (w x h x d):
Approx. 1,352 x 720 x 102 mm
Weight:
Approx. 39.0 kg
TV system:
D/K, B/G, I
Color system:
PAL, SECAM, NTSC
Channel Coverage:
VHF:
UHF:
CATV:
HYPER:
D/K:
I:
E2-E12
E21-E69
S1-S20
S21-S41
R1-R12, R21-R69
UHF B21-B69
Panel System:
Plasma Display Panel
Antenna:
75 ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF
Rear Terminals:
1
S video input (4-pin mini DIN):
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75-ohms unbalanced, sync
negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p (Burst signal), 75 ohms
video input (phono jack):
1 Vp-p, 75-ohms unbalanced, sync
negative/audio input (phono jacks):
500 m Vrms (100% modulation),
Impedance: 47 kilo ohms
2
video input (phono jack):
1 Vp-p, 75-ohms unbalanced, sync
negative/audio input (phono jacks):
500 m Vrms (100% modulation),
Impedance: 47 kilo ohms
3
video input (phono jack):
1 Vp-p, 75-ohms unbalanced, sync
negative/audio input (phono jacks):
500 m Vrms (100% modulation),
Impedance: 47 kilo ohms
4
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 0.3V negative sync
PB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
audio input (phono jacks)
500 m Vrms (100% modulation),
Impedance: 47 kilo ohms
5
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 0.3V negative sync
PB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
audio input (phono jacks)
500 m Vrms (100% modulation),
Impedance: 47 kilo ohms
5 SUB WOOFER: phono jack
DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT:
pin jack, 1 Vp-p, 75-ohms unbalanced,
sync negative
: audio outputs (Left/Right) - phono jacks
5 CENTER SPEAKER IN:
Max. 180W (6-ohms)
CTRL S OUT: minijack
AV MOUSE: minijack
Front Terminals:
6
S video input (4-pin mini DIN):
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75-ohms unbalanced, sync
negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p (Burst signal), 75 ohms
video input (phono jack):
1 Vp-p, 75-ohms unbalanced, sync
negative/audio input (phono jacks):
500 m Vrms (100% modulation),
Impedance: 47 kilo ohms
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i headphones jack
PC
PC Input (15-Dsub)
G: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, non Sync on Green
B: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, non Sync on Green
R: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, non Sync on Green
HD:1-5 Vp-p
VD: 1-5 Vp-p
PC
PC audio input: minijack
Memory Stick Slot
Sound Output:
15W x 2
Accessories supplied:
One Remote Control (RM-972)
Two size AAA alkaline batteries (R03 type)
One Display Interface Cable
One Coaxial Cable
One AV Mouse
Two AC power cord
One Cleaning cloth
Other features:
Sleep Timer
PC Input Timing:
Input signal frequency
Horizontal: 19 - 90 kHz
Vertical:
48 - 85 Hz
Maximum Resolution: 1600 dots x 1200 lines
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Preset mode timing table for PC
No. Resolution
Graphic mode
(dots x lines)
Horizontal
frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
frequency
(Hz)
1
640x350
VGA-1 (VGA350)
31.469
70.086
2
640x350
VESA 85 (VGA350)
37.861
85.080
3
640x400
NEC PC98
24.82
56.42
4
640x400
VGA-2(TEXT) / VESA70
31.469
70.086
5
640x400
VESA 85 (VGA400)
37.861
85.080
6
640x480
VESA 60
31.469
59.940
7
640x480
Mac 13
35.000
66.667
8
640x480
VESA 72
37.861
72.809
9
640x480
VESA 75 (IBM M3)
37.500
75.000
10
640x480
VESA 85 (IBM M4)
43.269
85.008
11
800x600
VESA 56
35.156
56.250
12
800x600
VESA 60*
37.879
60.317
13
800x600
VESA 72
48.077
72.188
14
800x600
VESA 75 (IBM M5)
46.875
75.000
15
800x600
VESA 85
53.674
85.061
16
832x624
Mac 16
49.724
74.550
17 852x480
IO_DATA 60
32.000
60.000
18
1024x768
VESA 60
48.363
60.004
19
1024x768
VESA 70
56.476
70.069
20
1024x768
VESA 75
60.023
75.029
21
1024x768
VESA 85
68.677
84.997
22
1152x864
VESA 70
63.99
70.02
23
1152x864
VESA 75
67.500
75.000
24
1152x864
VESA 85
77.49
85.06
25
1152x864
MAC21
68.681
75.061
26
1152x900
SUN LO
61.80
65.95
27
1152x900
SUN HI
71.72
76.05
28
1280x960
VESA 60
60.000
60.000
29
1280x960
VESA 75
75.00
75.00
30
1280x960
VESA 85
85.938
85.002
31
1280x1024
VESA 60
63.981
60.020
32
1280x1024
SUN 67
71.691
67.189
33
1280x1024
VESA75
79.976
75.025
34
1280x1024
SUN 76
81.130
76.107
35
1280x1024
VESA85
91.146
85.024
UXGA VESA60
75.000
60.000
37 1400x1050
SXGA+
63.981
60.020
38
VESA (W-SVGA)
47.986
59.833
36 1600x1200
1280x768
* VESA 60 is displayed in the graphic mode 480p.
When you set the total horizontal pixel to 1600 manually, this is the optimum pixel setting.
(For more details, refer to Adjust Pixel on page 30)
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No. Resolution
Graphic mode
(dots x lines)
39
64
1360x768
Horizontal
frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
frequency
(Hz)
VESA (W-XGA)
47.712
60.015
40
576p
31.250
50.000
41
480p
31.470
60.000
42
1080/50i
28.130
50.000
43
1080/60i
33.750
60.000
44
720/50p
37.500
50.000
45
720/60p
45.000
60.000
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Here are some simple solutions to problems which may affect the picture and sound.
Problem
Possible remedies
No picture
No picture (screen is dark) and no
sound.
• Check the antenna connection.
• Connect the display unit and media receiver unit to the
AC power outlet, and press the
power switch on the
front of media receiver unit.
• Connect the display unit to the media receiver unit
using the supplied display interface cable.
• If the
(power on/standby) indicator is on, press TV
on the remote control.
The Plasma TV turns off
• Check that the Sleep Timer is activated (page 38).
automatically. (The Plasma TV enters • Check that the On/Off Timer is activated (page 40).
the standby mode.)
• Check that Auto Shutoff is activated (page 41).
No picture or no menu information
from equipment.
• Check that the optional equipment is on and press the
button repeatedly on the remote control until the
correct input symbol is displayed on the screen.
• Check the connection between the optional equipment
and the Plasma TV.
Poor picture/Unstable picture
Double images or ghosting.
• Check antenna/cable connections.
• Check the antenna location and direction.
Only snow and noise appears on the • Check if the antenna is broken or bent.
screen.
• Check if the antenna has reached the end of its
serviceable life. (3-5 years in normal use, 1-2 years at the
seaside)
Dotted lines or stripes.
• Keep the Plasma TV away from electrical noise sources
such as cars, motorcycles, or hair-dryers.
No color on color programs.
• Using the menu system, select the “Picture
Adjustment” menu and select “Reset” to return to the
factory settings (page 26).
• If you set the Eco Mode function to “On,” picture colors
may become dimmer (page 31).
Some tiny black points and/or bright • The picture of a display unit is composed of pixels. Tiny
points on the screen.
black points and/or bright points (pixels) on the screen,
do not indicate a malfunction.
The screen flickers when turning on
the Plasma TV.
• This is inherent in the Plasma Display Panel, and does
not indicate a malfunction.
The picture is too bright.
• Using the menu system, select the “Picture
Adjustment” menu and select “Picture Mode.” Then
select the desired picture mode (page 25).
Picture (stripe) noise.
• Make sure that the antenna is connected using the
supplied coaxial cable.
• Keep the antenna cable away from other connecting
cords.
• Do not use 300-ohm twin lead cables as interference
may occur.
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Problem
Stripe noise during playback/
recording of a VCR.
Possible remedies
• Video head interference. Keep your VCR away from
the TV.
• Leave a space of 30 cm between your VCR and the
display unit to avoid noise.
• Avoid installing your VCR in front of the display unit
or at the side of the display unit.
Poor or no picture (screen is dark), but • Using the menu system, select the “Picture
good sound.
Adjustment” menu and select “Reset” to return to the
factory settings (page 26).
• If the
PICTURE OFF indicator lights up in blue,
press
(picture off) on the remote control.
Noisy picture when viewing a TV
channel.
• Using the menu system, select the “Manual Program
Preset” option in the “Set Up” menu and adjust Fine
Tuning (Fine) to obtain better picture reception
(page 36).
• Using the menu system, set the “NR” (Noise
Reduction) option in the “Picture Adjustment” menu to
reduce the noise in the picture (page 26).
Distorted picture when changing
programs
• Turn off any equipment connected to the media
receiver unit.
No sound/Noisy sound
Good picture, no sound.
• Press the 2 +/– or % (mute) on the remote control.
• Check that “Speaker” option is set to “Main” in the
“Features” menu (page 31).
• If headphones are connected, select the “i Speaker
Link” option in the “Sound adjustment” menu to “Off,”
or disconnect the headphones.
Audio noise.
• Make sure that the antenna is connected using the
supplied coaxial cable.
• Keep the antenna cable away from other connecting
cords.
• Do not use 300-ohm twin lead cables as interference
may occur.
• Communication problems may occur if infrared
communication equipment (e.g. infrared cordless
headphones) is used near the Plasma TV.
Please use headphones other than infrared cordless
headphones, move the infrared transceiver away from
the Plasma TV until the noise is eliminated, or move the
transmitter and receiver of the infrared communication
equipment closer together.
The Plasma TV fan noise becomes
bigger.
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• The ventilation holes can accumulate dust over a
period of time. The accumulated dust may make the
cooking function of the built-in fan less effective. To
prevent this, we recommend removing the dust
periodically (once a month) using a vacuum cleaner.
Problem
Possible remedies
Strange sound.
The Plasma TV cabinet creaks.
• Changes in room temperature sometimes causes the TV
cabinet to expand or contract, which can make slight
noises. This does not indicate a malfunction.
The Plasma TV whirs.
• The TV’s fan setting is working. This does not indicate
a malfunction.
The Plasma TV ticks.
• An electrical circuit inside the Plasma TV is activated
when the Plasma TV is turned on/off. This does not
indicate a malfunction.
The Plasma TV buzzes.
• There might be a surge sound when turning on the
Plasma TV. This does not indicate a malfunction.
Remote control does not function.
• Check that the Media Selector on the remote control is
set correctly for the device you are using (VCR, TV or
DVD).
• If the remote control does not operate the VCR or DVD
even when the Media Selector has been set correctly,
enter the necessary code set as explained in “Remote
Control Configuration for VCR/DVD” on page 59.
• Replace the batteries.
The
(power on/standby) indicator
on the TV flashes.
• Contact your nearest Sony service center.
Personal Computer
Problem
Possible remedies
No picture
If the No Sync message appears on the • Check that the video signal cable is properly connected
screen or if the
(power on/
and all plugs are firmly seated in their sockets.
standby) indicator lights up in yellow • Check that the 15-Dsub video input connector’s pins
are not bent or pushed in.
Problems caused by the connected computer
• The computer is in power saving mode. Try pressing
any key on the computer keyboard.
• Check that the computer’s power is “on.”
• Check that the graphic board is completely seated in
the proper bus slot.
• Check that the video frequency range is within that
specified for the monitor. If you replaced an old
monitor with this Plasma TV, reconnect the old
monitor and adjust the frequency range to the
following:
Horizontal: 19 – 90 kHz
Vertical: 48 – 85 Hz
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Problem
Possible remedies
If using Windows®*
• If you replaced an old monitor with this Plasma TV,
reconnect the old monitor and do the following. Select
the minimum resolution, 640 x 480, or up to a
maximum of 1024 x 768 at 60Hz for Windows using the
Windows device selection screen.
If using a Macintosh** system
• When connecting a Macintosh computer, use an
adapter (not supplied) if necessary. Connect the
adapter to the computer before connecting the video
signal cable.
Picture flickers, bounces, oscillates, or • Using the menu system, select “Adjust Pixel” option in
the “Screen Control” menu and adjust “Dot phase” or
is scrambled.
“Total H Pixel” (page 30).
• Try connecting the Plasma TV to a different AC power
outlet, preferably on a different circuit.
Problems caused by the connected computer
• Check your graphic board manual for the proper TV
setting.
• Confirm that the graphic mode and the frequency of
the input signal are supported by this Plasma TV
(page 63). Even if the frequency is within the proper
range, some graphics boards may have a sync pulse
that is too narrow for the Plasma TV to sync correctly.
• Adjust the computer’s refresh rate (vertical frequency)
to obtain the best possible picture.
Picture is fuzzy.
• Using the menu system, adjust “Bright” and “Picture”
in the “Picture adjustment” menu (page 26).
• Using the menu system, select “Adjust Pixel” option in
the “Screen Control” menu and adjust “Dot phase” or
“Total H Pixel”(page 30).
Problems caused by the connected computer
• If the resolution is more than the numerical value
specified in “Specifications” on page 61, the picture is
reduced in size and the picture quality may be less than
the original. This is not a malfunction.
Picture is ghosting.
• Eliminate the use of video cable extensions and /or
video switch boxes.
• Check that all plugs are firmly seated in their sockets.
Picture is not centered or sized
properly.
• Using the menu system, select the “Screen Size/Shift”
option in the “Screen Control” menu and adjust “V
Size” (page 30).
• Using the menu system, select the “Screen Size/Shift”
option in the “Screen Control” menu, and adjust “H
Shift” or “V Shift” (page 30). Note that some graphic
modes do not fill the screen to the edges.
Picture is too small.
Problems caused by the connected computer
• Set the resolution of the connected computer to the
same as the Plasma TV.
Wavy or elliptical pattern (moire) is
visible.
• Using the menu system, select the “Adjust Pixel”
option in the “Screen Control” menu and adjust “Dot
phase” or “Total H Pixel”(page 30).
Color is not uniform.
• Using the menu system, select the “Adjust Pixel”
option in the “Screen Control” menu and adjust “Dot
phase” or “Total H Pixel”(page 30).
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Problem
Possible remedies
The Plasma TV turns off after a while. Problems caused by the connected computer
• Set the computer’s power saving setting to off.
*
Windows®
is a registered trademark of Microsoft corporation in the United States and other
countries.
** Macintosh is a trademark licensed to Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.A. and
other countries.
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“Memory Stick”
Problem
Possible remedies
Cannot insert the “Memory Stick”
into the “Memory Stick” slot.
• The “Memory Stick” is not facing in the correct
direction. Insert the “Memory Stick” with the b mark
facing up into the “Memory Stick” slot (page 46).
Cannot save a file.
• The “Memory Stick” is full. Delete unwanted image
files in the “Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set
to LOCK. Release the lock.
Cannot delete a file or all materials.
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set
to LOCK. Release the lock.
• The image file is protected. Release the protection in the
index Screen.
The still image files in the JPEG
format stored in a “Memory Stick”
cannot be displayed.
• Select “Option” in the Memory Stick Home and select
“File.” Then set “Filter” to “Still” or “Off” (page 48).
The moving image files in the MPEG1 • Select “Option” in the Memory Stick Home and select
“File.” Then set “Filter” to “Movie” or “Off” (page 48).
format stored in a “Memory Stick”
cannot be displayed.
The image is not displayed and the
or
appears.
• The image file is not DCF-compatible.
If you continue to experience problems, have your Plasma TV serviced by qualified
personnel.
Never open the casing yourself.
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