Sony KDE-50XS955, KDE-37XS955, KDE-42XS955 Flat Panel Television User Manual

Sony KDE-50XS955, KDE-37XS955, KDE-42XS955 Flat Panel Television User Manual
2-148-836-12 (1)
Flat Panel Color TV KDE-37XS955/KDE-42XS955/KDE-50XS955
Flat Panel Color TV
Operating Instructions
KDE-37XS955
KDE-42XS955
KDE-50XS955
Printed on 100% recycled paper.
Printed in Japan
 2004 Sony Corporation
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the TV. Record
these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever
you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
Contacting Sony
If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional
questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our
Customer Information Services Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669)
(US residents only) or 1-877-899-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents
only).
WARNING
NOTIFICATION
Installing
To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the TV to rain or moisture.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference with radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE,
NE PAS OUVRIR
PRECAUCION
RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELECTRICO
NO ABRIR
CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the
appliance.
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You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Safety
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CAUTION
To prevent electric shock, do not use this
polarized AC plug with an extension cord,
receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can
be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
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Note on Caption Vision
This television receiver provides display of
television closed captioning in accordance with
ß15.119 of the FCC rules.
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Note to CATV System Installer
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This reminder is provided to call the CATV
system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of
the National Electrical Code (NEC) that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall
be connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as
practical.
Use of this television receiver for other than
private viewing of programs broadcast on UHF
or VHF or transmitted by cable companies for
the use of the general public may require
authorization from the broadcaster/cable
company and/or program owner.
Reorient or relocate the receiving
antennas.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
Operate the TV only on 120 V AC.
The plug is designed, for safety purposes,
to fit into the wall outlet only one way. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into
the outlet, contact your dealer.
If any liquid or solid object should fall
inside the cabinet, unplug the TV
immediately and have it checked by
qualified service personnel before
operating it further.
If you will not be using the TV for several
days, disconnect the power by pulling the
plug itself. Never pull on the cord.
For details concerning safety precautions,
see “Important Safeguards” on page 2.
Important Notice
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When used at an altitude of greater than
1,900m or 6,248feet (air pressure less than
800hPa), 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.
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To prevent internal heat buildup, do not
block the ventilation openings.
Do not install the TV in a hot or humid
place, or in a place subject to excessive
dust or mechanical vibration.
Avoid operating the TV at temperatures
below 5°C (41°F).
If the TV is transported directly from a
cold to a warm location, or if the room
temperature changes suddenly, the picture
may be blurred or show poor color due to
moisture condensation. In this case,
please wait a few hours to let the moisture
evaporate before turning on the TV.
To obtain the best picture, do not expose
the screen to direct illumination or direct
sunlight. It is recommended to use spot
lighting directed down from the ceiling or
to cover the windows that face the screen
with opaque drapery. It is desirable to
install the TV in a room where the floor
and walls are not of a reflective material.
CAUTION
Bright, stationary images, such as TV station
logos, displayed on your TV can become
permanently imprinted onto the screen.
Theses types of imprints are known as
“Image Retention.” Please take the following
steps to reduce the risk of causing image
retention:
View a variety of program sources or
programming material. Changing the
program material viewed reduces the
possibility that a single image will become
imprinted on the TV screen.
When using video games, computers, and
similar products with your TV, or viewing a
TV station whose logo always stays on the
screen, keep the “Brightness” and “Picture”
functions at low settings. (See page 92 for
instructions on adjusting picture quality.)
This TV was designed primarily for viewing
TV broadcasts in wide screen mode (16:9
aspect ratio). Therefore, when viewing
conventional (4:3) aspect ratio TV programs,
select “Wide Zoom” or “Full” in the Wide
Screen Mode, or “4:3 Default” in the Screen
menu (see pages 97-98).
IMAGE RETENTION IS NOT COVERED
BY YOUR WARRANTY.
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CAUTION
Use the following SONY appliance(s) only with the following
WALL-MOUNT BRACKET. Use with other WALL-MOUNT
BRACKET may cause instability and result in possible injury.
SONY APPLIANCE MODEL NO.
Important
Safeguards
KDE-37XS955
Before using your TV, please read these instructions completely, and keep
this manual for future reference.
KDE-42XS955
KDE-50XS955
SONY WALL-MOUNT BRACKET MODEL NO.
SU-PW3M
Carefully observe and comply with all warnings, cautions and instructions
placed on the unit or described in the operating instructions or service
manual.
WARNING
SU-PF3L (for KDE-50XS955)
To guard against injury, the following basic safety precautions should be
observed in the installation, use and servicing of the unit.
SU-PF3M (for KDE-37/42XS955)
Use
SONY FLOATING STAND MODEL NO.
Power Sources
To Customers
Sufficient expertise is required for installing the specified product. Be sure
to subcontract the installation to Sony dealers or contractors and pay
adequate attention to safety during the installation.
To Sony Dealers
For installation of SONY WALL-MOUNT BRACKET, or SONY
FLOATING STAND, be sure to read and follow the instructions supplied
with those optional products.
Trademark Information
TruSurround, SRS and the
symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
TruSurround technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
Licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under USP4638258, 4482866. “BBE” and
BBE symbol are trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.
Steady Sound, Digital Reality Creation, CineMotion, Memory Stick, and
Twin View are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. BN Smoother
is trademark of Sony Corporation.
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
This TV incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
This unit should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the serial/model plate.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power
supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company. For those sets designed to operate
from battery power, refer to the operating
instructions.
Grounding or Polarization
This unit is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having
one blade wider than the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug
(a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow the instructions below:
For the unit with a polarized AC power cord plug
This plug will fit into the power outlet only
one way. This is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug.
If the plug still fails to fit, contact your
electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized plug by forcing it in.
Wall outlet
Do not use a poor fitting outlet.
Insert the plug fully into the outlet. If it is loose, it
may cause arcing and result in fire.
Contact your electrician to have the outlet changed.
CableCARD™ is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic and
digital premium cable television programming by direct connection to a
cable system providing such programming.
A security card provided by your cable operator is required to view
encrypted digital programming.
Certain advanced and interactive digital cable services such as
video-on-demand, a cable operator's enhanced program guide and
data-enhanced television services may require the use of a set-top box. For
more information call your local cable operator.
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Wiring
For your safety, unplug the AC power cord when wiring cables.
Moisture
Do not touch the AC power cord or the unit with a
wet hand.
If you plug/unplug the AC power cord from the unit
with a wet hand, it may cause electric shock.
Cleaning
Ventilation holes
Clean the AC power plug regularly.
Do not insert anything in the ventilation holes. If metal
or something flammable enters, it may result in fire or
electric shock.
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.
For the unit with a three-wire grounding type AC
plug
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power
outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician
to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or
convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since
this can result in fire or electric shock.
Cleaning
Unplug the AC power cord when cleaning this unit.
If not, it may result in electric shock.
Clean the cabinet of the TV with a dry soft cloth. To
remove dust from the screen, wipe it gently with a
soft cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a
cloth slightly dampened with a solution of mild soap and warm water.
Never use strong solvents such as thinner or benzine for cleaning.
If the picture becomes dark after using the TV for a long period of time, it
may be necessary to clean the inside of the TV. Consult qualified service
personnel.
Attachments
Always turn the unit off when it is not being used.
When the unit is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet
as a precaution against the possibility of an internal
malfunction that could create a fire hazard.
If a snapping or popping sound from a TV unit is
continuous or frequent while the TV is operating,
unplug the TV and consult your dealer or service
technician. It is normal for some TV sets to make
occasional snapping or popping sounds, particularly
when being turned on or off.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.
Medical institution
Do not place this unit in a place where medical
equipment is in use.
It may cause malfunction of medical instruments.
AC power cord
If you damage the AC power cord, it may result in fire or electric shock.
Moisture and flammable objects
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Do not pinch, bend, or twist the cord excessively. The core lines may
be bared and cut, and cause short-circuit, resulting in fire or electric
shock.
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Do not convert or damage the AC power cord or display interface
cable.
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Do not put anything heavy on the AC power cord. Do not pull the
AC power cord.
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Keep the AC power cord away from heat sources.
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Be sure to grasp the plug when disconnecting the AC power cord.
If the AC power cord is damaged, stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony
service center to exchange it.
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Do not use power-line operated sets near
water — for example, near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a
wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
It may result in fire or electric shock.
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Batteries
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Do not let this unit get wet. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the unit. If any liquid or solid
object does fall through, do not operate the
unit. It may result in electric shock or damage
to the unit. Have it checked immediately by
qualified personnel.
To prevent fire, keep inflammable objects or naked lights (e.g.
candles) away from the unit.
Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
Do not short circuit, disassemble or overheat the batteries.
Accessories
Object and Liquid Entry
Do not place the unit on an unstable cart, stand, table or
shelf. The unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or an adult and serious damage to the unit. Use only a
cart or stand recommended by Sony for the specific
model of TV. No part of the TV unit should overhang
any edge of the TV cart or stand; any overhanging edge
is a safety hazard. An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive
force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and
cart combination to overturn.
Never push objects of any kind into the unit through
the cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage
points or short out parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
unit.
Do not place any objects on the unit.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
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Dispose of used batteries
Optional accessories
To preserve our environment, dispose the used batteries according to your
local laws or regulations.
Observe the following when installing the TV using a
stand or wall-mount bracket. If the TV is not secured
properly, it may fall and cause injury.
Damage requiring service
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If the surface of the TV cracks, do not touch it until you unplug the AC
power cord.
Otherwise electric shock may result.
Broken pieces
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Be sure to follow the operating instructions
supplied with your stand or wall-mount bracket
when installing the unit.
Be sure to attach the brackets supplied with your stand or
wall-mount bracket.
Do not throw anything at the unit.
Protruding location
The screen glass may break by the impact and cause serious injury.
Do not install the TV in protruding locations. If you install the unit in the
following locations, injury may result.
Cable wiring
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Take care not to catch your feet on the cables. It may damage the unit.
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Heat
Do not install the unit in a location where the unit protrudes, such as
pillars.
Do not install the unit in a location that may cause facial injury.
Do not touch the surface of the TV.
Oils
It remains hot, even for some time after the TV is turned off.
Do not install this unit in restaurants where oily vapors occur. Dust
absorbing oil may enter into the unit and damage the unit.
Volume adjustment
Adjust the volume so as not to trouble your neighbors. Sound carries very
easily at night time. Therefore, closing the windows or using headphones
is suggested.
Corrosion
If you use this unit near the seashore, salt may corrode metal parts of the
unit and cause internal damage or fire.
When using headphones, adjust the volume so as to avoid excessive levels,
as hearing damage may result.
It may also shorten the life of the unit.
Installation and moving
The slots and openings in the TV are provided for necessary ventilation. To
ensure reliable operation of the unit, and to protect it from overheating,
these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
Carry the TV in the specified manner
Carrying the TV requires at least two people.
If you carry the TV in a manner other than that specified and without
the specified number of persons, it may drop and a serious injury may
result. Be sure to follow the instructions given below.
s Carry the TV with the specified number of
persons.
s Carry the TV holding the upper and bottom
frames of the TV as illustrated. Do not carry
by the clear plastic front panel.
s Hold the TV securely when carrying it.
s As the glass surface of the TV has a special coating, be careful to
avoid touching the glass surface as far as possible.
s When transporting, do not subject the unit to shocks or vibration, or
excessive force.
Ventilation
Unless proper ventilation is provided, the unit may
gather dust and get dirty. For proper ventilation,
Observe the following:
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Do not install the unit turned backward or
sideways.
Do not install the unit turned over or upside
down.
Never cover the slots and openings with a
cloth or other materials.
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Never block the slots and openings by
placing the unit on a bed, sofa, rug or other
similar surface.
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Never place the unit in a confined space, such as
a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
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Do not place the unit near or over a radiator or
heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
sunlight.
Installation
When installing or removing the TV on the
wall, be sure to use qualified contractors.
Wall mount installation requires the use of a
wall-mount bracket. If the TV is installed or
removed from the wall by a person other than
a qualified contractor, the unit may fall and
cause serious injury if the unit is not installed
securely.
Placement for viewing
It is recommended to watch the TV at a distance of 3-7 times that of the
screen, and in moderate brightness. Watching the TV for too long or in a
dark room will cause eye fatigue.
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Leave some space around the unit. Otherwise, adequate
air-circulation may be blocked causing overheating and cause fire or
damage the unit.
When installing the unit on the wall
30 cm (11 7 /8 inches)
AC power cord
Unplug the AC power cord when moving the unit.
Do not move the unit with the AC power cord plugged in. It may damage
the AC power cord and result in fire or electric shock.
Preventing from toppling over
Take measures to prevent the unit from toppling over and causing injury.
To prevent the unit from toppling over, secure the unit to the wall or pillar.
10 cm
(4 inches)
10 cm
(4 inches)
Installing on a level surface
If you install the unit on an inclined surface, the unit may
fall or drop and cause injury or damage.
Allow this
much
space.
Placing on a stable surface
10 cm
(4 inches)
If you place the unit on an unstable surface, the unit may
fall and cause injury or damage.
When installing the unit using a stand
30 cm (11 7 /8 inches)
Fall
10 cm
(4 inches)
10 cm
(4 inches)
Allow this
much
space.
Never install the unit as follows:
Air circulation is blocked.
Air circulation is blocked.
Do not hang anything on the unit.
The unit may fall from the stand or wall-mount unit,
causing damage or serious injury.
Power-Cord Protection
Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the
power cord, and do not place the unit where the
power cord is subject to wear or abuse.
Antennas
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna is installed, follow the precautions below. An
outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead
power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come
in contact with such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM,
EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO KEEP FROM
CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONTACT
WITH THEM IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Outdoor use
Do not install this unit outdoors. If the unit is exposed to
rain, it may result in fire or electric shock. If the unit is
exposed to direct sunlight, the unit may heat up and it
may damage the unit.
Vehicle and ceiling
Do not install this unit in a vehicle or hung from the
ceiling.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in USA and Section 54
of the Canadian Electrical Code in Canada provides information with
respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Bumping of the vehicle may cause the unit to fall down
and cause injury.
Ship and vessel
Do not install this unit in a ship or vessel. If the unit is
exposed to seawater, it may cause fire or damage the
unit.
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Antenna Grounding According to the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70
Antenna lead-in wire
Antenna discharge unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
NEC: National Electrical Code
Grounding conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Ground clamps
Power service grounding
electrode system
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Lightning
For added protection for this TV receiver during a lightning storm, or when
it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the
wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage to the
receiver due to lightning and power-line surges.
Service
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
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When the power cord or plug is damaged
or frayed.
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If liquid has been spilled into the unit.
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If the unit has been exposed to rain or water.
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If the unit has been subject to excessive shock
by being dropped, or the cabinet has been
damaged.
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If the unit does not operate normally when
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are specified in the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the unit to normal operation.
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When the unit exhibits a distinct change in
performance, it indicates a need for service.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the unit yourself since opening
the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician certifies in writing that he/she has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that
have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock or other hazards.
Safety Check
Ground clamps
Electric service
equipment
Replacement Parts
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the unit,
ask the service technician to perform routine safety
checks (as specified by the manufacturer) to determine
that the unit is in safe operating condition, and to so
certify. When the unit reaches the end of its useful life,
improper disposal could result in a picture tube
implosion. Ask a qualified service technician to dispose
of the unit.
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other.
A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as
power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed
to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Contents
Contents
Introducing the TV
Welcome...............................................................................................11
Package Contents..........................................................................11
Features .........................................................................................12
Setting Up the TV
Overview ..............................................................................................15
TV Controls and Connectors..............................................................16
Front panel .....................................................................................16
Side panel ......................................................................................17
Rear panel......................................................................................18
Connecting the Power Cord ...............................................................20
Preventing the TV from Toppling Over...........................................21
Bundling the Connecting Cables ....................................................22
Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna ......................23
Cable or Antenna ...........................................................................24
Cable Box and Cable .....................................................................25
Cable Box.......................................................................................26
Connecting Optional Equipment .......................................................28
Making Video Connections ............................................................28
About Using S VIDEO ....................................................................29
VCR and Cable ..............................................................................30
VCR and Cable Box .......................................................................32
Two VCRs for Tape Editing............................................................34
Satellite Receiver ...........................................................................36
Satellite Receiver and VCR............................................................38
DVD Player with Component Video Connectors ............................41
DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors .........................43
Digital Satellite Receiver with HDMI Connector .............................44
DVD Player or Digital Satellite Receiver via AV Receiver with
CENTER SPEAKER IN Terminals ..........................................46
Camcorder .....................................................................................48
Audio Receiver...............................................................................49
Sub Woofer ....................................................................................49
Device with an Optical (Digital Audio) Connector ..........................50
Using the CONTROL S Feature.....................................................50
Using CableCARD™ ............................................................................51
Activating CableCARD™ Service ...................................................51
Removing the CableCARD™..........................................................52
Setting Up the Channel List ...............................................................53
Using Auto Setup ...........................................................................53
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Using the Remote Control
Overview ..............................................................................................55
Inserting Batteries...............................................................................55
Button Descriptions ............................................................................56
Programming the Remote Control.....................................................58
Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control .........................60
Operating a Cable Box...................................................................60
Operating a Satellite Receiver .......................................................60
Operating a VCR ............................................................................61
Operating a DVD Player or DVD Changer .....................................61
Operating a 5.1ch DVD AV System (Sony DAV) ...........................62
Operating a DVD/VCR Combo Unit ...............................................62
Operating an AV Receiver .............................................................62
Using the Features
Overview ..............................................................................................63
Watching TV.........................................................................................64
Using the Program Guide ...................................................................65
Displaying the Program Guide .......................................................65
Using Additional Program Guide Options ......................................66
Using Wide Screen Mode ...................................................................67
Using Twin View ..................................................................................69
Displaying Twin Pictures ................................................................69
Activating the Picture .....................................................................70
Changing the Picture Size..............................................................71
Using Favorite Channels ....................................................................72
Using the Channel Menu................................................................72
Using the Favorite Channels Guide ...............................................73
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Using the Memory Stick Viewer
About Memory Stick............................................................................75
Features .........................................................................................75
Memory Stick Compatibility ............................................................76
Memory Stick Functionality ............................................................76
File Compatibility ............................................................................77
Trademark Information...................................................................77
Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick ..........................................78
Inserting a Memory Stick................................................................78
Inserting the Memory Stick DUO....................................................79
Removing a Memory Stick .............................................................80
Using the Memory Stick Index ...........................................................81
Using the Memory Stick Index .......................................................82
Viewing Photos....................................................................................83
Photo Controls ...............................................................................83
Photo Menu Bar Options................................................................84
Using Zoom and Pan .....................................................................85
Using Rotate ..................................................................................85
Playing Movies ....................................................................................86
Movie Controls ...............................................................................86
Movie Menu Bar Options................................................................87
Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options.............................................88
Slide Show Menu Options..............................................................88
Contents Menu Options .................................................................89
Memory Stick Menu .......................................................................89
Notes on Using Memory Stick Media ................................................90
About DCF File Names ..................................................................90
Memory Stick Precautions .............................................................90
Using the Menus
Overview ..............................................................................................91
Navigating Through Menus ................................................................91
Using the Video Menu .........................................................................92
Selecting Video Options.................................................................92
Using the Audio Menu ........................................................................95
Selecting Audio Options.................................................................95
Using the Screen Menu.......................................................................97
Selecting Screen Options...............................................................97
Using the Channel Menu ....................................................................99
Selecting Channel Options.............................................................99
Using the Parental Lock Menu .........................................................101
Selecting Parental Lock Options ..................................................101
US Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options.............................102
Viewing Blocked Programs ..........................................................102
Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options ..................103
Viewing Blocked Programs ..........................................................103
Using the Setup Menu.......................................................................104
Selecting Setup Options...............................................................104
Programming Caption Vision .......................................................106
Using the Applications Menu ...........................................................107
Selecting Applications Options.....................................................107
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Other Information
Overview ............................................................................................109
Glossary .............................................................................................110
Contacting Sony ................................................................................111
Troubleshooting ................................................................................111
Twin View .....................................................................................111
Remote Control ............................................................................112
CableCARD™ ...............................................................................112
Channels ......................................................................................113
Memory Stick ...............................................................................114
Audio ............................................................................................115
Video ............................................................................................116
General ........................................................................................117
Specifications ....................................................................................118
Optional Accessories........................................................................120
Index ...................................................................................................121
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Introducing the TV
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Flat Panel Color TV. This manual is to
be used with the following models:
s KDE-37XS955
s KDE-42XS955
s KDE-50XS955
Package Contents
The package contains the following:
s Flat panel color TV
s Remote control (RM-Y1004) and two size AA batteries
s AC power cord
s AC plug holder
s Cable band (1)
s Cable band screw (1)
s AC cord clamp
s Cleaning cloth
s Operating Instructions
s Quick Setup Guide
s Warranty Card
These items are all you need to set up and operate the TV in its basic
configuration.
Most components (VCRs, DVD players, etc.) come with the necessary
cables to connect them. If you want to set up a complex system, you may
need to buy extra cables, connectors, etc. Be sure to have these on hand
before you start to connect your system.
(Continued)
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Welcome
Features
Some of the features that you will enjoy with your new TV include:
s Integrated HDTV: You can watch digital television programs and
enjoy the improved audio/video quality offered by these programs.
s CableCARD™ slot: Provides cable subscribers with access to digitally
encrypted cable channels — without the need for a set-top box — that
will enable you to receive not only standard definition but also high
definition television. The CableCARD™, which is provided by your
cable TV company, is inserted into the TV’s rear panel CableCARD™
slot. After the service is activated with your cable TV company, the card
replaces the need for a separate set-top box. (Check with your cable TV
company about CableCARD™ service details, limitations, pricing, and
availability. For more information about CableCARD™ in this manual,
see pages 18 and 51.)
s WEGA Engine™: Delivers superb picture quality from any video
source by minimizing the signal deterioration caused by digital-toanalog conversion and stabilizing the signal processing. The WEGA
engine features unique Sony technology, including:
• The first step in the digital processing system, Composite
Component Processor2 (CCP2), which enhances input signal to
noise ratio by chroma decoder digital processing;
• DRC (Digital Reality Creation®) MultiFunction 2 circuitry:
Enables the digital mapping of any NTSC source (DVD, VHS, DBS,
Cable, etc.), to create a picture that is precise and finer in detail,
rivaling high definition resolution. Incoming HD signals (1080i) are
also bitmapped, utilizing Sony’s proprietary algorithm to provide a
crisp and clear picture;
• IFP (Image Format Processor): The Digital Texture Enhancer
function of this chip provides the optimal contrast by utilizing a wide
dynamic range. This chip also reduces signal noise, by using an
improved motion vector algorithm, while maintaining image
sharpness.
• New Panel Driver LSI: This drive provides a more realistic color
expression by improving the color space of the original signal and
color gradation.
s S-Master® 1 bit digital amplifier: Delivers superb clear dialog and
reproduces the original sound quality while minimizing any sound
fragmentation or jitter noise.
s BN Smoother™: Reduces the block noise caused by digital video
encoding and decoding process.
s CineMotion®: Provides an optimized display by automatically
detecting film content and applying a reverse 3/2 pulldown process.
Moving pictures will appear clearer and more natural-looking.
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s Favorite Channels: Allows you to preview and select from 16 of your
favorite channels.
s Steady Sound®: Equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output
between programs and commercials.
s Memory Stick® Viewer: Allows you to view on your TV screen digital
images (JPEG) and movies (MPEG1) with background music (MP3)
that are stored on Memory Stick media.
s Component Video Inputs: Offers the best video quality for DVD (480p
and 480i), and digital set-top box (1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i)
connections.
s Parental Control: V-Chip technology allows parents to block
unsuitable programming from younger viewers.
s HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface): Provides an
uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface between this TV and
any HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such as a set-top box,
DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or highdefinition video, plus two-channel digital audio.
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Welcome
s Wide Screen Mode: Watch conventional 4:3 aspect ratio broadcasts in
wide screen (16:9) mode.
Setting Up the TV
Overview
This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your TV.
Topic
Page(s)
TV Controls and Connectors
Connecting the Power Cord
16-19
20-22
Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna
Connecting Optional Equipment
Making Video Connections
About Using S VIDEO
VCR and Cable
VCR and Cable Box
Two VCRs for Tape Editing
Satellite Receiver
Satellite Receiver and VCR
DVD Player with Component Video Connectors
DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors
Digital Satellite Receiver with HDMI Connector
DVD Player or Digital Satellite Receiver via AV Receiver with
CENTER SPEAKER IN Terminals
Camcorder
Audio Receiver
Sub Woofer
Device with an Optical (Digital Audio) Connector
Using the CONTROL S Feature
Using CableCARD™
23-27
46
48
49
49
50
50
51
Setting Up the Channel List
53
28
29
30
32
34
36
38
41
43
44
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TV Controls and Connectors
Setup
Front panel
PICTURE OFF
TIMER
Item
Description
1 Speakers
(Left/Right)
2 PICTURE OFF
LED
3 TIMER LED
Outputs audio signal.
4 STANDBY LED
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STANDBY
POWER
When lit, indicates that the Picture Off feature is activated.
For details, see page 56.
When lit, indicates one of the timers is set. When the timer
is set, this LED will remain lit even if the TV set is turned
off. For details, see page 107.
When in standby mode, the LED lights up in red.
5 POWER LED
Lights up in green when the TV set is turned on. The LED
does not light up when the main power is turned off. If the
LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate the
display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on
page 111).
6 (IR) Infrared
Receiver
Receives IR signals from the remote control.
Side panel
Left side
Right side
PRO
POWER
STD/DUO
Setup
VOLUME
VIDEO 2 IN
R AUDIO L (MONO)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CHANNEL
TV/VIDEO
Item
Description
1 Memory Stick
indicator
When lit, indicates that the Memory Stick is being read.
(Do not remove the Memory Stick when the indicator is lit.)
2 Memory Stick
slot
Memory Stick insertion slot. For details, see “Inserting and
Removing a Memory Stick” on page 78.
3 VIDEO 2 IN
S VIDEO
Connects to the S VIDEO OUT jack on your camcorder or
other video equipment that has S VIDEO. Provides better
picture quality than composite video (4).
4 VIDEO 2 IN
VIDEO/
L (MONO)AUDIO-R
5 Main POWER
Connects to the composite A/V output jacks on your
camcorder or other video equipment.
6 + CHANNEL –
Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through
channels, press and hold down either CHANNEL.
7 + VOLUME –
8 TV/VIDEO
Press to adjust the volume.
Press repeatedly to cycle through the video equipment
connected to the TV’s video inputs.
Press to turn on and off the main power of the TV.
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Rear panel
For KDE-50XS955
AC IN
CableCARD
Setup
OPTICAL OUT
CableCARD
VHF/UHF
CABLE
6
R-AUDIO -L
VIDEO IN
1
3
CENTER SPEAKER IN
180W ( 6
R-AUDIO -L
(MONO)
VIDEO
) MAX
S VIDEO
4
CONTROL S
IN
5
R-AUDIO -L
Y
PB
HD/DVD IN
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
PR
R-AUDIO -L
AUDIO OUT
(VAR/FIX)
OUT
SUBWOOFER OUT
(VAR)
Jack
Description
1 AC IN
2 DIGITAL AUDIO
(OPTICAL) OUT
(PCM/DOLBY*
DIGITAL)
3 CableCARD™ slot
Connects the supplied AC power cord.
Connect to the optical audio input of a digital audio component that is PCM/Dolby Digital
compatible.
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CableCARD™ provides cable subscribers with access to secure, digitally encrypted cable
channels–without the need for a set-top-box–that will enable you to receive not only
standard definition but also high definition television. For more information, see page 51.
Jack
Description
4 VIDEO 6 IN
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital
HDMI IN/R-AUDIO-L audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video component,
such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or highdefinition video, plus two-channel digital audio.
Connect to the composite A/V output jacks on your VCR or other video component. A third
composite A/V input jack (VIDEO 2) is located on the left side panel of the TV. These
video connections provide better picture quality than the VHF/UHF (8) connections.
Connect to your DVD player’s or digital set-top box’s component video (Y, PB, PR) and
audio (L/R) jacks. Component video provides better picture quality than the S VIDEO (9),
the VHF/UHF (8) or the composite video (5) connections.
RF input that connects to your cable signal.
8 VHF/UHF
9 VIDEO 1/3 IN
S VIDEO
RF input that connects to your VHF/UHF antenna or cable box.
Connects to the S VIDEO OUT jack of your VCR or other video equipment that has
S VIDEO. S VIDEO provides better picture quality than either composite video (5) or
VHF/UHF (8) connections.
0 CENTER SPEAKER Connect the center output terminals of Dolby Pro Logic* system decoder amplifier. You can
IN 180W (6Ω) MAX use the TV speakers as a center speaker.
qa CONTROL S
Allows the TV to receive (IN) and send (OUT) remote control signals to other Sony
IN/OUT
infrared-controlled audio or video equipment that has the CONTROL S function.
qs SUBWOOFER OUT Connects to the input jack of your woofer.
(VAR)
qd AUDIO OUT
(VAR/FIX/R/L)
*
Connects to the left and right audio input jacks of your audio or video equipment. You can
use these outputs to listen to your TV’s audio through your stereo system.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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Setup
5 VIDEO 1/3 IN
VIDEO/
R-AUDIO-L (MONO)
6 HD/DVD 4/5 IN
(1080i/720p/480p/
480i)
7 CABLE
Connecting the Power Cord
Complete other connections prior to connecting the power
cord.
1
2
Connect the power cord to the AC IN connector of the TV.
Secure the AC power plug to the display’s AC IN jack.
AC plug holder
(supplied)
Setup
AC IN (Power
supply input)
jack of the
display
AC power cord
(supplied)
1 Attach the AC plug holder
(supplied) to the AC
power cord (supplied).
2 Clip on to the AC IN
jack until you hear
clicking.
When you unplug the AC power cord, drag the holder down by
pushing both sides of the holder, then pull out the plug.
3
Connect the other end of the AC power cord (supplied) to a wall outlet.
Tighten the screw slowly until
the screw is stabilized.
AC IN
AC power cord
(supplied)
Be sure to use the supplied AC power cords.
When connecting optional components, do not connect the AC
power cords to wall outlets until you have completed making
all connections.
Do not use damaged cables, such as cables whose connectors
are deformed.
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Preventing the TV
from Toppling Over
WARNING
Be sure to take measures to prevent stand from toppling over.
If you fail to do so, the TV may topple over and cause injury. Anchor the
TV to a wall, pillar, etc., to prevent it from toppling over.
Prepare a commercially available strong rope or chain and wall anchor
bracket beforehand.
Rear of TV
Clamp screw
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Setup
After connections with antennas and other equipment are completed, be sure
to attach a sturdy strong rope or chain securely to each clamp screw, and
attach it to a wall or pillar.
Bundling the
Connecting Cables
You can bundle the connecting cables using the supplied cord clamp with a
cable band at the rear of the TV.
1 Bundle the connecting cables.
Setup
Rear of TV
Cord clamp
Cable band
2 Attach the supplied cord clamp for the AC power cord.
3 Remove the cable cover.
One side of the cable cover is secured by screws.
4 Store the connecting cables.
5 Secure the cord clamp and replace the cable cover.
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Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna
The way in which you will connect your TV varies, depending on how your
home receives a signal (cable, cable box, antenna) and whether or not you
plan to connect a VCR.
If You Are Connecting
See Page
Cable or Antenna
24
s
No cable box or VCR
Cable Box and Cable
s
Cable Box
s
s
Setup
s
25
Cable box unscrambles only some channels
(usually premium channels)
No VCR
26
Cable box unscrambles all channels
No VCR
If you are connecting a VCR
s See the connections described on pages 30 and 32.
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Cable or Antenna
For best results, use this connection if you are connecting a cable or an
antenna and you:
s Do not need a cable box to unscramble channels. (If you have a cable
box, see page 26.)
s Do not intend to connect a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 30 and
32.)
Setup
For antenna connection, use the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied).
Cable Type
Connect As Shown
VHF Only or
combined
VHF/UHF
75-ohm
coaxial
cable
VHF/UHF
75-ohm
coaxial
cable
CABLE
Cable
When using an indoor antenna, such as rabbit-ear or dipoleantenna, keep the antenna away from the display unit. If not,
noise may appear on the screen.
Note on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Switch the TV’s input between
the cable and antenna
Press ANT to switch back and forth between the TV’s VHF/UHF and CABLE
inputs.
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Cable Box and Cable
z Before connecting a
cable box, See “Using
CableCARD™” on
page 51.
For best results, use this connection if:
s Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium
channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble
all channels.
s You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 30 and 32.)
With this connection you can:
s Use the remote control to change channels coming directly into the TV’s
CABLE input. (The TV’s tuner provides a better signal than the cable
box.)
Coaxial cable
IN
CATV cable
Splitter
Coaxial
cable
OUT
Cable Box
75-ohm coaxial
cable
CABLE
VHF/UHF
Rear of TV
About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features
With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features for unscrambled
channels coming directly into the TV’s CABLE input jack.
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Use the cable box
Tune the TV to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4) and then
use the cable box to switch channels.
Set up the remote control to
operate the cable box
Program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
Activate the remote control to
operate the cable box
Prevent the accidental switching
of TV channels
Press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION).
Switch the TV’s input between
the cable box and cable
Press ANT to switch back and forth between the TV’s VHF/UHF (scrambled
channels) and CABLE (unscrambled) inputs.
When using the cable box, you need the TV to stay on the channel the cable box is
set to (usually channel 3 or 4). You can use the TV’s Channel Fix feature to lock in a
specific channel. For details, see “Using the Channel Menu” on page 99.
Do not leave the display indication of the cable box turned on.
25
Setup
s Use the remote control to change channels coming through the cable
box to the TV’s VHF/UHF input jack. (You must first program the
remote control for your specific cable box; see “Programming the
Remote Control” on page 58.)
Cable Box
z Before connecting a
cable box, See “Using
CableCARD™” on
page 51.
For best results, use this connection if:
s Your cable company scrambles all channels, which requires you to use a
cable box.
s You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 30 and 32.)
With this connection you can:
Setup
s Use the remote control to change channels coming through the cable
box to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack. (You must first program the remote
control for your specific cable box, see page 58.)
About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features
With this connection, all channels come into the TV through your cable box and
only one unscrambled signal is sent to the TV, so you cannot use the dual picture
features. If some of your channels are scrambled, but others are not, consider using
the “Cable Box and Cable” connection on page 25 instead.
To connect the cable box
1 Connect the CATV cable to the cable box’s input jack.
2 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the cable box’s
output jack to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack.
3 Run the Auto Setup program, as described in “Setting Up the Channel
List” on page 53.
CATV
cable
75-ohm coaxial cable
Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
IN
OUT
Cable Box
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Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Use the cable box
Tune the TV to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4) and then
use the cable box to switch channels.
Program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
Set up the remote control to
operate the cable box
Activate the remote control to
operate the cable box
When using the cable box, you need the TV to stay on the channel the cable box is
set to (usually channel 3 or 4). You can use the TV’s Channel Fix feature to lock in a
specific channel. For details, see “Using the Channel Menu” on page 99.
Do not leave the display indication of the cable box turned on.
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Setup
Prevent the accidental switching
of TV channels
Press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION).
Connecting Optional Equipment
Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional
equipment:
Setup
If You Are Connecting
Making Video
Connections
See Page
About Using S VIDEO
VCR and Cable
29
30
VCR and Cable Box
Two VCRs for Tape Editing
32
34
Satellite Receiver
Satellite Receiver and VCR
36
38
DVD Player with Component Video Connectors
DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors
41
43
Digital Satellite Receiver with HDMI Connector
DVD Player or Digital Satellite Receiver via AV
Receiver with CENTER SPEAKER IN Terminals
Camcorder
44
46
48
Audio Receiver
Sub Woofer
49
49
Device with an Optical (Digital Audio) Connector
Using the CONTROL S Feature
50
50
Your TV includes several types of video inputs. When connecting your TV,
use the inputs that are available on your components that provide the best
video performance, as described below.
Best Video
Performance
Connector type
HDMI
(High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
Component video
Y
PB
PR
S VIDEO
Composite video
RF/Coaxial
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About Using
S VIDEO
If the optional equipment you are connecting has an S VIDEO jack
(shown at left), you can use an S VIDEO cable for improved picture
quality (compared to an A/V cable). Because S VIDEO carries only
the video signal, you also need to connect audio cables for sound, as
shown below.
Example of an S VIDEO Connection
Rear of TV
1
Setup
VIDEO IN
3
R-AUDIO -L
(MONO)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
Audio cable
S VIDEO
cable
Equipment with S VIDEO
29
VCR and Cable
For best results, use this connection if:
s Your cable company does not require you to use a cable box.
About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features
With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features.
To connect the VCR and cable
Setup
1 Connect the CATV cable to the VCR’s VHF/UHF input jack.
2 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the VCR’s
VHF/UHF output jack to the TV’s CABLE input jack.
3 Use an A/V cable to connect the VCR’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s
A/V input jacks (VIDEO 1 or 3).
4 Run the Auto Program function, as described in “Setting Up the
Channel List” on page 53.
Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 29.
Rear of TV
VIDEO IN
1
CABLE
3
R-AUDIO -L
(MONO)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
75-ohm
coaxial cable
A/V cable
VCR
CATV cable
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Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Watch the VCR
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration).
Watch cable channels
Set up the remote control to
operate the VCR
Activate the remote control to
operate the VCR
Control VCR functions with the
remote control
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the cable input (CABLE in the illustration).
If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See
“Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
Press DVD/VCR (FUNCTION).
Setup
Label video inputs to easily
identify equipment connected to
the TV
See “Operating a VCR” on page 61.
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
Do not leave the display indication of the VCR turned on.
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VCR and Cable Box
z Before connecting a
cable box, See “Using
CableCARD™” on
page 51.
For best results, use this connection if:
s Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium
channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble
all channels.
About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features
With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features.
With this connection you can:
Setup
s Use the remote control to change channels coming through the cable
box. You must first program the remote control for your specific cable
box; see “Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
s Use the remote control to change channels coming directly into the TV’s
CABLE input jack. (The TV’s tuner provides a better signal than the
cable box.)
s Record channels coming through the cable box and channels coming
directly into the TV.
To connect a VCR and cable box, you need:
s A splitter, which is a small, inexpensive device that you can purchase at
your local electronics store.
s Four coaxial cables.
s Two A/V cable or two S VIDEO cable with audio cables.
To connect the VCR and cable box
1 Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter.
2 Use a coaxial cable to connect one of the splitter’s two output jacks to
the TV’s CABLE input jack.
3 Use a coaxial cable to connect the splitter’s other output jack to the
cable box’s input jack.
4 Use a coaxial cable to connect the cable box’s output jack to the VCR’s
RF input jack.
5 Use an A/V cable to connect the cable box’s A/V output jacks to the
TV’s A/V input jacks.
6 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the VCR’s RF
output jack to the TV’s VHF/UHF input jack.
7 Use an A/V cable to connect the VCR’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s
A/V input jacks (VIDEO 1 or 3).
8 Run the Auto Setup program, as described in “Setting Up the Channel
List” on page 53.
Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 29.
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Rear of TV
VHF/UHF
VIDEO IN
1
3
75-ohm coaxial cable
(MONO)
VIDEO
Coaxial
cable
Setup
R-AUDIO -L
CABLE
S VIDEO
Coaxial cable
VCR
Cable Box
A/V cable
Coaxial
cable
Splitter
A/V cable
CATV cable
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Watch cable (unscrambled)
channels
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the cable input (CABLE in the illustration).
Watch cable box (scrambled)
channels
Turn on the VCR and tune it to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3
or 4). Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the
illustration). Use the cable box to change channels.
Watch the VCR
Set up the remote control to
operate the cable box or VCR
Activate the remote control to
operate the cable box or VCR
Control specific cable box and
VCR functions with the remote
control
Label video inputs to easily
identify equipment connected to
the TV
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration).
If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See
“Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
For the cable box, press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION). For the VCR, press
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION).
See “Operating a Cable Box” on page 60 and “Operating a VCR” on page 61.
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
Do not leave the display indication of the cable box and VCR
turned on.
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Two VCRs for Tape
Editing
Connecting two VCRs lets you record from one VCR to the other. By
connecting them as shown below, you can view (monitor) what is being
recorded.
To connect two VCRs for tape editing
1 Use an A/V cable to connect the playback VCR’s A/V output jacks to
the recording VCR’s A/V input jacks.
2 Use an A/V cable to connect the recording VCR’s A/V output jacks to
Setup
the TV’s A/V input jacks (VIDEO 1 or 3).
Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 29.
Rear of TV
VIDEO IN
1
3
R-AUDIO -L
(MONO)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
Recording VCR
Playback VCR
A/V cable
A/V cable
When connecting two VCRs for tape editing;
– you cannot edit a tape with copy protection.
– do not connect the TV’s A/V input jack and output jack to
your VCRs at the same time to avoid looping the signal.
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Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
View (monitor) what is being
recorded
Set up the remote control to
operate the VCR(s)
Activate the remote control to
operate the VCR(s)
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration).
Control VCR functions with the
remote control
See “Operating a VCR” on page 61.
Label video inputs to easily
identify equipment connected to
the TV
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See
“Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
Press DVD/VCR (FUNCTION).
Setup
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Satellite Receiver
To connect a satellite receiver
1 Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s satellite
input jack.
2 Use an A/V cable to connect the satellite receiver’s A/V output jacks to
the TV’s A/V input jacks (VIDEO 1 or 3).
3 Connect the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) from your cable or
antenna to the TV’s CABLE or VHF/UHF input jack.
Setup
4 Run the Auto Setup program, as described in “Setting Up the Channel
List” on page 53.
Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 29.
Rear of TV
VIDEO IN
1
VHF/UHF CABLE
3
R-AUDIO -L
(MONO)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
Satellite Receiver
Satellite
antenna
cable
A/V cable
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75-ohm CATV
coaxial cable
cable
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the satellite receiver input
(VIDEO 1 in the illustration).
Set up the remote control to operate the satellite If you have a non-Sony satellite receiver, you must program the
receiver
remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
Activate the remote control to operate the
Press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION).
satellite receiver
Watch the satellite receiver
See “Operating a Satellite Receiver” on page 60.
Label video inputs to easily identify equipment
connected to the TV
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
Setup
Control satellite receiver functions with the
remote control
Do not leave the Electronic Program Guide and display
indication turned on.
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Satellite Receiver
and VCR
To connect a satellite receiver and VCR
1 Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter.
2 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect one of the splitter’s two output
jacks to the TV’s CABLE jack.
3 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect the splitter’s other output jack
to the satellite receiver’s VHF/UHF input jack.
4 Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s satellite
Setup
input jack.
5 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect the satellite receiver’s
VHF/UHF output jack to the VCR’s VHF/UHF input jack.
6 Use an A/V cable to connect the satellite receiver’s A/V output jacks to
the TV’s A/V input jacks (VIDEO 1 or 3).
7 Use an A/V cable to connect the VCR’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s
A/V input jacks (VIDEO 1 or 3).
8 Run Auto Program, as described in “Setting Up the Channel List” on
page 53.
Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 29.
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Rear of TV
VIDEO IN
1
CABLE
3
R-AUDIO -L
(MONO)
Splitter
75-ohm
coaxial cable
VIDEO
S VIDEO
Setup
CATV
cable
75-ohm
coaxial
cable
Satellite Receiver
Satellite
antenna
cable
75-ohm
coaxial cable
A/V cable
VCR
A/V cable
(Continued)
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Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Watch the satellite receiver
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration).
The VCR may need to be turned on and set to the satellite receiver input.
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the input to which the VCR is connected
(VIDEO 1 in the illustration).
If you have a non-Sony VCR or satellite receiver, you must program the remote
control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
Setup
Watch the VCR
Set up the remote control to
operate the satellite receiver or
VCR
Activate the remote control to
operate the satellite receiver or
VCR
Control satellite receiver and
VCR functions with the remote
control
Label video inputs to easily
identify equipment connected to
the TV
For the satellite receiver, press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION). For the VCR, press
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION).
See “Operating a Satellite Receiver” on page 60 and “Operating a VCR” on page 61.
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
Do not leave the Electronic Program Guide and display
indication turned on.
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DVD Player with
Component
Video Connectors
For best results, use this connection if your DVD player has component
video (Y, PB, PR) jacks.
To connect a DVD player with component video connectors
1 Use a component video cable to connect the DVD player’s Y, PB and PR
output jacks to the Y, PB and PR input jacks (VIDEO 4 or 5) on the TV.
2 Use an audio cable to connect the DVD player’s audio output jacks to
the TV’s VIDEO 4 or 5 audio input jacks.
Rear of TV
4
5
R-AUDIO -L
Y
PB
HD/DVD IN
PR
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
Audio cable
Component video cable
DVD Player
(Continued)
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Setup
The Y, PB and PR jacks on your DVD player are sometimes
labeled Y, CB and CR, or Y, B-Y and R-Y. If so, connect the
cables to their matching color jacks.
Setup
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Watch the DVD player
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the DVD input (VIDEO 4 in the illustration).
Set up the remote control to
operate the DVD player
If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. See
“Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
Activate the remote control to
operate the DVD player
Press DVD/VCR (FUNCTION).
Control DVD functions with the
remote control
Label video inputs to easily
identify equipment connected to
the TV
See “Operating a DVD Player or DVD Changer” on page 61.
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
You cannot record the signal from any equipment connected
into the Y, PB, PR jacks.
Do not leave a still image, such as the DVD menu, displayed on
the screen.
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DVD Player with
S VIDEO and Audio
Connectors
Use this connection if your DVD player does not have component video (Y,
PB, PR) jacks.
To connect a DVD player with A/V connectors
1 Use an S VIDEO cable to connect the DVD player’s S VIDEO jack to
the TV’s S VIDEO input jack (VIDEO 1 or 3).
2 Use an audio cable to connect the DVD player’s audio output jacks to
the TV’s VIDEO 1 or 3 audio input jacks.
Setup
Rear of TV
VIDEO IN
1
3
R-AUDIO -L
(MONO)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
Audio cable
S VIDEO cable
DVD Player
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Watch the DVD player
Set up the remote control to
operate the DVD player
Activate the remote control to
operate the DVD player
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the DVD input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration).
If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. See
“Programming the Remote Control” on page 58.
Press DVD/VCR (FUNCTION).
Control DVD functions with the
remote control
See “Operating a DVD Player or DVD Changer” on page 61.
Label video inputs to easily
identify equipment connected to
the TV
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
Do not leave a still image, such as the DVD menu, displayed on
the screen.
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Digital Satellite
Receiver with HDMI
Connector
To connect a Digital Satellite Receiver with HDMI connector
1 Use a HDMI cable to connect the Digital Satellite Receiver’s HDMI
output connector to the TV’s HDMI IN connector (VIDEO 6).
Setup
HDMI cables transmit both audio and video signals. (Separate
audio cables are not necessary.) You can purchase HDMI
cables at your local electronics store.
Rear of TV
6
R-AUDIO -L
Digital Satellite Receiver
HDMI cable
To connect a Digital satellite receiver with DVI-HDTV connector
If the Digital Satellite Receiver does not have an HDMI connector, you can
connect the TV’s HDMI IN connector to the Digital Satellite Receiver’s
DVI-HDTV OUT connector using the HDMI cable (not supplied).
1 Use a HDMI to DVI-HDTV adapter or cable (not supplied) to connect
the Digital Satellite Receiver’s DVI-HDTV OUT connector to the TV’s
HDMI IN connector (VIDEO 6).
The DVI-HDTV VIDEO connector does not provide audio, so
audio cables must be connected to provide sound when an
HDMI to DVI-HDTV adapter is used.
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2 Use an Audio cable to connect the Digital Satellite Receiver’s AUDIO
OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO IN jacks (VIDEO 6).
Rear of TV
6
R-AUDIO -L
Setup
Digital Satellite Receiver
HDMI to DVI-HDTV
adapter or cable
(not supplied)
Audio cable (not supplied)
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Watch the digital satellite
receiver
Label video inputs to easily
identify equipment connected
to the TV
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the digital satellite receiver input (VIDEO 6 in
the illustration).
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
Do not leave the Electronic Program Guide and display
indication turned on.
Do not connect to a PC to the TV with the DVI cable.
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DVD Player or
Digital Satellite
Receiver via AV
Receiver with
CENTER SPEAKER
IN Terminals
Use this connection if you have a digital audio device that is PCM/Dolby
Digital compatible, such as an AV Receiver with a Dolby Pro Logic system
decoder.
To connect a DVD player or digital satellite receiver via AV receiver with
CENTER SPEAKER IN terminals
1 Using a SPEAKER cord, connect the TV’s CENTER SPEAKER IN
terminals to the AV Receiver’s CENTER SPEAKER OUT terminals.
Setup
2 Using a component video cable, connect the DVD player or Digital
Satellite Receiver’s Y, PB and PR jacks to the Y, PB and PR jacks on the
TV. Use the HD/DVD IN 4 connections. Using an Audio cable, connect
the DVD player or Digital Satellite Receiver to the TV’s AUDIO IN
jacks.
If your DVD player does not have component (Y, PB, PR) jacks,
you can connect the DVD player with A/V connectors, use the
connection described on page 43.
If your Digital Satellite Receiver has a HDMI connector, for best
picture quality, use the connection described on page 44.
3 Using an optical digital cable, connect the DVD player or Digital
Satellite Receiver’s OPTICAL OUT jack to the AV Receiver’s
OPTICAL IN jack.
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Rear of TV
4
CENTER SPEAKER IN
180W ( 6
) MAX
5
R-AUDIO -L
Y
PB
HD/DVD IN
PR
(1080i/720p/480p/480i)
Component
video cable
Setup
Audio cable
SPEAKER cord
FRONT R
CENTER
SURR R
FRONT L
SURR L
SUB
WOOFER
AUDIO
OUT
SCAN SELECT
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
SELECTABLE
INTERLACE
R
AUDIO OUT
L
VIDEO OUT
R
AUDIO IN
L
MONITOR OUT
VIDEO
AM
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
IN
SPEAKER
R
DVD Player or
Digital Satellite Receiver
S VIDEO
VIDEO IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
L
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
Y
PB/CB
PR/CR
VIDEO 2
FM
75
COAXIAL
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
AV Receiver
Optical digital cable
When using the TV’s speakers as the center speaker
Using Center Speaker In in the AUDIO menu, select the video input for
which you want to use the TV’s speakers as the center speaker, and set to
On.
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Camcorder
For easy connection of a camcorder, the TV has front A/V input jacks. If you
prefer, you can connect the camcorder to the TV’s rear A/V input jacks.
To connect a camcorder
Use an A/V cable to connect the camcorder’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s
A/V input jacks (VIDEO 2).
Setup
Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 29.
R AUDIO L (MONO)
VIDEO
Left side of TV
A/V cable
Camcorder
To A/V output
Notes on Using This Connection
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Watch the camcorder
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the camcorder input (VIDEO 2 in the
illustration).
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
Label video inputs to easily
identify equipment connected to
the TV
Do not leave a still image of the camcorder or digital camera
displayed on the screen.
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Audio Receiver
For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through
your stereo system.
To connect an audio system
1 Use an audio cable to connect the TV’s AUDIO OUT jacks to the audio
receiver’s line input jacks.
Setup
Rear of TV
R-AUDIO -L
AUDIO OUT
(VAR/FIX)
Audio Receiver
Audio cable
To line input
2 Using the TV’s Audio menu, set the Speaker option to Off. Then set the
Audio Out option to Fixed or Variable, depending on how you want to
control the volume. For details, see “Using the Audio Menu” on page
95.
3 Turn on the audio receiver, and then set the audio receiver’s line input to
the jack into which you connected the TV.
Sub Woofer
Use a monaural audio cable to connect the TV’s SUBWOOFER OUT jack to
the sub woofer’s input jack.
Rear of TV
SUBWOOFER OUT
(VAR)
Sub woofer input
Monaural audio
cable (not supplied)
Sub Woofer
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Device with an
Optical (Digital
Audio) Connector
You can use the TV’s digital audio output jack (OPTICAL OUT) to connect
a digital audio device that is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible, such as an
audio amplifier.
s Using an optical cable, connect the device’s OPTICAL IN jack to the
TV’s OPTICAL OUT jack.
Setup
Rear of TV
OPTICAL OUT
Optical cable
Audio Amplifier
LINE
OUT
L AUDIO R
LINE
IN
Using the CONTROL
S Feature
OPTICAL
IN
CONTROL S allows you to control your system and other Sony equipment
with a single remote control. In addition, the CONTROL S feature allows
you to always point your remote control at your TV, instead of having to
point it at the other equipment, which might be hidden or out of direct line of
sight.
Use CONTROL S IN to send signals to the TV.
Use CONTROL S OUT to send signals to connected equipment.
CONTROL S
IN
OUT
Rear of TV
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Using CableCARD™
CableCARD™ provides cable subscribers with access to digitally encrypted
cable channels — without the need for a set-top box — that will enable you to
receive not only standard definition but also high definition television. The
CableCARD™, which is provided by your cable TV company, is inserted into
the TV’s rear panel CableCARD™ slot. After the service is activated with
your cable TV company, the card replaces the need for a separate set-top box.
About Using CableCARD™
s You want to access your cable TV company’s interactive or advanced
features (such as video-on-demand or, in some cases, pay-per-view). At
this time, these services require a bidirectional link, which are only
available through the use of a separate set-top box. CableCARD™ is
currently a unidirectional device only, and cannot provide these
advanced services.
Check with your cable TV company for CableCARD™ service details,
limitations, pricing, and availability, all of which are determined by your
cable TV company — not Sony.
Activating
CableCARD™
Service
Before you can use CableCARD™ service, you need to insert the
CableCARD™ (supplied by your cable TV company) and activate the
service, as described below:
1 Turn off the TV.
2 Insert the CableCARD™ into the TV’s CableCARD™ slot.
KDE-37XS955
KDE-42XS955
CableCARD
(Continued)
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Setup
If you are planning to use a separate cable box for digital cable TV services,
you may be able to receive programming using this TV with the
CableCARD™ instead — except in the following circumstances:
s Your cable TV company does not provide CableCARD™ service in your
viewing area.
Setup
CableCARD
KDE-50XS955
z You can also access
information about your
CableCARD™ in the
Applications Menu (see
page 108).
CAUTION: Inserting the CableCARD™ incorrectly may result in permanent
damage to the card and the TV.
3 Gently push the card into the slot until it locks into place.
4 Turn on the TV. After 1-2 minutes, the CableCARD™ setup screen is
displayed. This screen includes information your cable TV company
will request before they can activate your service.
5 Follow the displayed instructions: Phone your cable TV company. A
representative will guide you through the activation process.
6 After your CableCARD™ is activated, your cable TV company will
download the service information, including the channel list, to the
CableCARD™.
After the CableCARD™ has acquired channels from your cable TV
company, the TV tunes to the lowest available channel.
Removing the
CableCARD™
In the event you want to cancel your service, contact your cable TV
company.
Once the CableCARD™ is removed, your TV will no longer
decrypt digital cable TV programming services that require
CableCARD™.
1 Turn off the TV.
2 Push the eject button on the TV’s CableCARD™ slot to release the card.
Eject button
3 Pull the CableCARD™ straight out of the slot to remove it.
To install a different CableCARD™, follow the instructions in “Activating
CableCARD™ Service” on page 51.
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Setting Up the Channel List
After you finish connecting your TV, you need to run Initial Setup, which
automatically sets up available analog and digital channels. The Initial Setup
screen appears when you turn on your TV for the first time after hooking it
up. If you do not want to set up the channels at this time, you can do it later
by selecting the Auto Program option in the Channel menu (see page 99).
The Auto Program feature does not apply for installations that
use a cable box for all channel selection.
Setup
Using Auto Setup
To run Initial Setup the first time you turn on your TV
1 Press POWER to turn on the TV.
The Initial Setup screen appears.
2 Press V or v to select the on-screen display language. Then press
.
The message “Start auto program now?” appears.
3 Press V or v to select “Yes”, then press
.
Auto Program automatically creates a list of receivable channels. When
finished, the lowest numbered channel is displayed.
To run Auto Program again at a later time
s Use the Auto Program feature as described on page 99.
To add individual digital channels
s Use the Digital Channels feature as described on page 99.
Auto Program may take up to 50 minutes or more to complete.
A progress bar is displayed while the channel list is being
created.
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Using the Remote Control
Overview
This chapter describes how to set up, program, and use the remote control.
Topic
Page
Inserting Batteries
Button Descriptions
55
56
Programming the Remote Control
Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control
58
60
Inserting Batteries
Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E on the
batteries to the diagram inside the remote control’s battery compartment.
Remove the batteries to avoid damage from possible battery
leakage whenever you anticipate that the remote control will
not be used for an extended period.
Handle the remote control with care. Avoid dropping it, getting
it wet, or placing it in direct sunlight, near a heater or where the
humidity is high.
The supplied remote control can be programmed to operate
most video equipment (see “Programming the Remote
Control” on page 58).
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Button Descriptions
Button
DVD/
MUTING VCR
SAT/ POWER
CABLE
TV/
MODE
PICTURE WIDE DISPLAY VIDEO
GUIDE
FAVORITES
MENU
Remote Control
TOP MENU
POWER
SAVING
SOUND
MODE
/TV/SAT ANT
GUIDE
RESET
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MTS/SAP JUMP
Description
1 DVD/VCR,
Press to turn on and off the equipment you have programmed
SAT/CABLE
into the remote control. For details, see “Programming the
Power Buttons Remote Control” on page 58.
DVD/VCR: Press to turn on and off the video equipment.
SAT/CABLE: Press to turn on and off the satellite receiver or
cable box.
2 MUTING
Press to mute the sound. Press again or press VOL+ to restore
the sound.
3 PICTURE
Press repeatedly to cycle through the available video picture
modes: Vivid, Standard, Pro. The video picture modes can be
also accessed in the Video menu. For details, see “Using the
Video Menu” on page 92.
4 WIDE
Press repeatedly to step through the Wide Screen Mode
settings: Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom. The Wide Screen
Mode settings can be also accessed in the Screen menu. For
details, see pages 67 and 68.
5
Use with 0-9 and ENT buttons to select digital channels (for
example, 2.1). For more details, see “Watching TV” on
page 64.
6 GUIDE
Press to display the program guide.
When FUNCTION is switched on DVD/VCR
TOP MENU
Press to display the top menu of your DVD/VCR.
7 FAVORITES
Press to display the Favorite Channels list. For details, see
page 72.
Press to have the remote control operate the equipment you
8 FUNCTION
Buttons
want. For details, see “Programming the Remote Control” on
page 58.
9 DVD/VCR
When FUNCTION is switched on DVD/VCR, these buttons
Operating
operate the video equipment you have programmed into the
Buttons
remote control. For details, see “Using Other Equipment with
Your Remote Control” on page 60.
m Rewind
N Play
M Fast forward
X Pause
x Stop
z Record
q; POWER
Press repeatedly to cycle through the power saving modes:
SAVING
Standard, Reduced, Picture Off. For more details, see
“Selecting Setup Options” on page 105.
qa SOUND
Press repeatedly to cycle through the sound modes: Dynamic,
MODE
Clear Voice, Custom. For more details, see “Selecting Audio
Options” on page 95.
qs VOL +/–
Press to adjust the volume.
Button
Description
qd RESET
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Remote Control
Press to reset the settings to the factory defaults. See pages 92
and 95. Also used to clear Label Channels.
qf
(Twin View) Press to turn on and off Twin View. For details, see page 69.
qg POWER
Press to turn on and off the TV.
qh TV/VIDEO
Press repeatedly to cycle through the video equipments
connected to the TV’s video inputs.
qj DISPLAY
Press once to display the current channel number, and channel
label. If set, the current channel number will display for 10
seconds.
qk 0 - 9 ENT
Press 0 - 9 to select a channel; the channel changes after 2
seconds. Press ENT to change channels immediately.
ql MENU
Press to display the menu. Press again to exit from the menu.
For details, see page 91.
w; V/v/B/b
Press V/v/B/b to move the on-screen cursor. To select an item,
press
.
wa F1
Press to select the function of your video equipment which is
programmed on the TV’s remote control.
When FUNCTION is switched on TV
Press to display the Memory Stick menu. For more details, see
“Using the Memory Stick Viewer” on page 75.
ws F2
Press to select the function of your video equipment which is
programmed on the TV’s remote control.
wd ANT
Press to switch between the sources connected to the TV’s
VHF/UHF and CABLE inputs.
When FUNCTION is switched on SAT/CABLE
GUIDE
Press to display the program guide of your satellite program
provider.
wf
Press to select the sound effect modes: TruSurround,
Simulated, Off. The sound effect modes can be also accessed
in the Audio menu. For more details, see “Selecting Audio
Options” on page 95.
When FUNCTION is switched on SAT/CABLE
TV/SAT
Press to switch between the TV and the satellite receiver.
wg CH +/–
Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through
channels, press and hold down either CH.
wh JUMP
Press to jump back and forth between two channels. The TV
alternates between the current channel and the last channel
that was selected.
wj MTS/SAP
Press repeatedly to cycle through the Multi-channel TV Sound
(MTS) options: Stereo, Auto SAP (Second Audio Program),
and Mono. The MTS setting can be also accessed in the Audio
menu. For more details, see “Selecting Audio Options” on
page 95.
Programming the Remote Control
5
DVD/
MUTING VCR
SAT/ POWER
CABLE
TV/
MODE
PICTURE WIDE DISPLAY VIDEO
The remote control is preset to operate Sony brand video equipment.
Sony Equipment
Programmable Code Number
DVD/VCR
601 (Sony Dream System)
SAT/Cable
801 (Sony Satellite Receiver)
If you have video equipment other than Sony brand that you want to control
with the TV’s remote control, use the following procedures to program the
remote control.
3
The equipment must have infrared (IR) remote capability in
order to be used with this remote control.
4
Remote Control
GUIDE
FAVORITES
MENU
From the “Manufacturer’s Codes” listed on page 59, select the three-digit
code number for the manufacturer’s code of your equipment. If more than
one code number is listed, try entering them one by one until you come to the
correct code for your equipment. Use the code number to complete the
following procedure.
TOP MENU
1 Press the DVD/VCR (FUNCTION) and RESET buttons
1, 2
POWER
SAVING
SOUND
MODE
/TV/SAT ANT
2 Press the function button you want to program.
To program a cable box or a satellite receiver
Press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION).
To program video equipment
Press DVD/VCR (FUNCTION).
GUIDE
RESET
simultaneously, or press the SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION) and RESET
buttons simultaneously. DVD/VCR and SAT/CABLE buttons flash.
MTS/SAP JUMP
1
3 Enter the three-digit manufacturer’s code number using the 0-9 buttons.
4 Press ENT.
5 To check if the code number works, aim the TV’s remote control at the
equipment and press DVD/VCR and/or SAT/CABLE (POWER) that
corresponds with that equipment. If it responds, the programming is
completed. If not, try using the other codes listed for that manufacturer.
If you enter a new code number, the code number you
previously entered at that setting is erased.
In some rare cases, you may not be able to operate your
equipment with the Sony remote control. In this case, use the
equipment’s own remote control unit.
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Manufacturer’s Codes
DVD Players
Manufacturer
Sony
General Electric
Hitachi
JVC
Magnavox
Mitsubishi
Panasonic
Philips
Pioneer
RCA/PROSCAN
Samsung
Toshiba
Zenith
Code
751
755
758
756
757
761
753
757
752
755
758
754
760
Manufacturer
Sony
Panasonic
Code
765
766
DVD/VCR Combo Units
Manufacturer
Sony
Zenith
Toshiba
Samsung
JVC
Broksonic
Panasonic
Code
767
768
773
774
775
776
777
HDD/DVD Combo Units
Manufacturer
Sony
Code
770, 771, 772
5.1ch DVD AV System
Manufacturer
Sony (DAV)
Code
601, 602, 603,
604
AV Receivers
Manufacturer
Sony
Code
764
VCRs
Manufacturer
Sony
Admiral
(M. Ward)
Aiwa*
Audio Dynamic
Code
301, 302, 303
327
338, 344
314, 337
Fisher
Funai
General Electric
Go Video
Goldstar
Hitachi
Instant Replay
JC Penney
JVC
Kenwood
LG
LXI (SEARS)
Magnavox
Marantz
Marta
Memorex
Minolta
Mitsubishi/
MGA
Multitech
NEC
Olympic
Optimus
Orion
Panasonic
Pentax
Philco
Philips
Pioneer
Quasar
RCA/
PROSCAN
Realistic
Sansui
Samsung
Sanyo
Code
319, 317
309, 308
332
302, 332
304, 338, 309
341, 312, 309
314, 336, 337
304
319, 320, 316,
317, 318, 341
330, 335
338
329, 304, 309
322, 339, 340
332
306, 304, 305, 338
309, 308
309, 305, 304,
330, 314, 336, 337
314, 336, 337,
345, 346, 347
314, 336, 332, 337
332
332, 305, 330,
335, 338
308, 309, 310
314, 336, 337
332
309, 335
305, 304
323, 324, 325, 326
325, 338, 321
314, 336, 337
309, 308
327
317
308, 309, 306, 307
305, 304
308, 309
308, 309, 310
308
308, 309, 306
304, 305, 308,
309, 311, 312,
313, 310, 329
309, 330, 328,
335, 324, 338
314
322, 313, 321
330, 335
Manufacturer
Scott
Sharp
Signature 2000
(M. Ward)
SV2000
Sylvania
Symphonic
Tashiro
Tatung
Teac
Technics
Toshiba
Wards
Yamaha
Zenith
Code
312, 313, 321,
335, 323, 324,
325, 326
327, 328
338, 327
338
308, 309, 338, 310
338
332
314, 336, 337
314, 336, 338, 337
309, 308
312, 311
327, 328, 335,
331, 332
314, 330, 336, 337
331
Cable Boxes
Manufacturer
Sony
Hamlin/Regal
Jerrold/G. I.
Oak
Panasonic
Pioneer
Scientific Atlanta
Tocom
Zenith
Code
230
222, 223, 224,
225, 226
201, 202, 203,
204, 205, 206,
207, 208, 218,
222
227, 228, 229
219, 220, 221
214, 215
209, 210, 211
216, 217
212, 213
Satellite Receivers
Manufacturer
Sony
Dish Network
Echostar
General Electric
Hitachi
Hughes
Mitsubishi
Panasonic
RCA/PROSCAN
Toshiba
Code
801
810
810
802
805
804
809
803
802, 808
806, 807
* If an Aiwa VCR does not work
even though you enter the code
for Aiwa, enter the code for
Sony instead.
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Remote Control
DVD Changers
Manufacturer
Broksonic
Canon
Citizen
Craig
Curtis Mathes
Daewoo
DBX
Dimensia
Emerson
Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control
To operate other connected equipment with your TV, first turn to page 59 and
program the necessary code. For operating video equipment, press
TV/VIDEO repeatedly until you see the video input on the screen for your
connected equipment. Remote control operation tips are provided below.
Remote Control
Operating a Cable
Box
Operating a Satellite
Receiver
To Do This ...
Press
Activate the remote control to
operate the cable box
SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION)
Turn on/off
Select a channel
SAT/CABLE
0-9, ENT
Change channels
Back to previous channel
CH +/–
JUMP
To Do This ...
Press
Activate the remote control to
operate the satellite receiver
SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION).
Turn on/off
Select a channel
SAT/CABLE (POWER)
0-9, ENT
Change channels
Back to previous channel
CH +/–
JUMP
Display channel number
Display SAT Guide
DISPLAY
GUIDE
Display SAT Menu
Move highlight (cursor)
MENU
VvBb
Select item
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Operating a VCR
Press
Activate the remote control to
operate the VCR
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION)
Turn on/off
Change channels
DVD/VCR (POWER)
CH +/–
Record
N and z simultaneously
Play
N
Stop
x
Fast forward
Rewind the tape
M
m
Pause
Search the picture forward or
backward
X (press again to resume normal playback)
M or m during playback
(release to resume normal playback)
To Do This ...
Press
Activate the remote control to
operate the DVD
Turn on/off
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION)
If you have a DVD changer,
to skip disk
F1
Play
N
Stop
Pause
x
X (press again to resume normal playback)
Remote Control
Operating a DVD
Player or DVD
Changer
To Do This ...
DVD/VCR (POWER)
Step through different
M to step forward or m to step backward
tracks of the disc
Step through different chapters CH+ to step forward or CH– to step backward
of the disc
Select a track directly
0-9, ENT
Display the menu (setup)
Display the top menu
MENU
TOP MENU
Operate the DVD menu
V v B b,
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Remote Control
Operating a 5.1ch
DVD AV System
(Sony DAV)
Operating a
DVD/VCR Combo
Unit
To Do This ...
Press
Activate the remote control to
operate the DVD
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION)
Turn on/off
Select other equipment
connected to the DAV
DVD/VCR (POWER)
F1
Skip a disk
Display the DVD menu
F2
TOP MENU
Display the menu (setup)
Move highlight (cursor)
MENU
VvBb
Select item
Change Volume
VOL+/–, MUTING
To Do This ...
Press
Activate the remote control to
operate the DVD/VCR
Turn on/off
DVD/VCR (FUNCTION)
VCR/DVD (POWER)
If you have a DVD/VCR combo component,
Operating an AV
Receiver
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Select the DVD
Select the VCR
F1
F2
Display the DVD menu
Play
MENU
N
Stop
Pause
x
X
Search the picture forward or
backward
Move highlight (cursor)
and select (DVD)
Record (VCR)
M or m during playback
VvBb
Change channels (VCR)
Adjust tracking (VCR)
CH +/– or 0-9, ENT (using tuner)
CH +/– (during tape playback)
N and z simultaneously
To Do This ...
Press
Turn on/off
Change the volume
DVD/VCR (POWER)
VOL +/–, MUTING
Using the Features
Overview
This chapter describes how to use the features of your TV.
Topic
Page
Watching TV
Using the Program Guide
64
65
Using Wide Screen Mode
Using Twin View
67
69
Using Favorite Channels
72
63
Watching TV
z For a complete list of all
the functions of the
remote control, see page
56.
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Activate the remote control to
operate the TV
Turn on/off the TV
Press TV (FUNCTION).
Tune directly to a channel
Adjust the volume
Press POWER.
To tune to analog channels, press 0-9 and then
ENT (or wait 3 seconds).
For digital subchannels, press 0-9,
, press
0-9 again, and then ENT.
For example, to select subchannel 2.1, press 2,
, 1, and then press ENT.
You can also select channels using
the program guide. See page 65 for
details.
Press VOL +/–.
Mute the volume
Press MUTING (press again or VOL + to
unmute).
Alternate back and forth between
two channels
Press JUMP.
The TV alternates between the current channel
and the last channel tuned.
Press DISPLAY once to display the channel
number, current time, wide mode, and channel
label (if set). Press DISPLAY again to turn
Display off.
Switch the TV’s input to the VCR, Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to cycle through
DVD player, or other connected
the video equipment connected to the TV’s
equipment
video inputs.
Change video and audio options, Press MENU to display the Menu. For details,
customize the TV’s setup, set
see “Using the Menus” on page 91.
parental controls, and more
Features
Display the current channel
number (and other information)
Switch the TV’s input between
sources connected to the TV’s
VHF/UHF and CABLE inputs
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Press ANT to alternate between sources
connected to the TV’s VHF/UHF and CABLE
inputs.
Using the Program Guide
Displaying the
Program Guide
The program guide lets you review program information and select both
analog and digital channels.
The Program Guide cannot be displayed when the TV is tuned
to one of the video inputs or if the Channel Fix option is set to
anything other than Off (see page 99).
To display the program guide:
Press GUIDE on the remote control. The program guide appears, with the
currently selected program showing in the background.
Program title and
description, program
duration, time remaining,
rating information, closedcaption availability, format,
resolution (if digital),
aspect ratio
Selectable channel list
C23.1
FAM
Make Way for Ducks!
Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two
wayward ducks on a unique mission.
Time remaining: 1:26
1
ABC
10
DISC
23.1
FAM
120
HIST
123
TLC
1234
HBO
TV-G
Channel number,
call letters
CC
Features
Program information in the guide is provided by the
broadcasters. As a result, it may sometimes include only the
channel number, without a program title or description.
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Scroll through the channel list
Press V or v.
Select the currently displayed
channel and exit the guide
Press
Display additional options
Press b. See “Using Additional Program
Guide Options” on page 66.
Exit the Guide (without changing
channels)
Press GUIDE.
.
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Using Additional
Program Guide
Options
Press b while in the program guide’s channel list to display the following
options, which allow you to customize the settings of the program on the
currently tuned channel.
C23.1
FAM
Make Way for Ducks!
Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two
wayward ducks on a unique mission.
Time remaining: 1:26
1
ABC
10
DISC
TV-G
CC
23.1
FAM
Alternate Video
Main
120
HIST
Alternate Audio
Video 1
123
TLC
Video 2
1234
HBO
Video 3
Option
Description
Alternate
Each program has a main video stream (the video that you see
Video
when the channel is first tuned), and may have alternate video
(when available) streams. This option allows you to switch among these alternate
video streams.
Features
Alternate
Each program has a main audio stream (the audio that you hear
Audio
when the channel is first tuned) and may have alternate audio
(when available) streams. This option allows you to switch among these alternate
audio streams (e.g., for different languages).
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Using Wide Screen Mode
z You can also access the
screen mode settings in
the Screen menu. For
details, see page 97.
Wide screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide
screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio).
s Press WIDE repeatedly to toggle through the following screen mode
settings.
Changing the Wide Screen Mode for 4:3 Source (Standard definition source)
original source
Example
Description
Wide Zoom enlarges the center portion of
the picture. The left and right edges of the
picture are stretched to fill the 16:9 screen.
WIDE
Wide Zoom
m
Normal displays the 4:3 picture in its
original size. Side bars are shown to fill the
16:9 screen.
WIDE
Features
Normal
m
Full stretches the 4:3 picture horizontally,
to fill the 16:9 screen.
WIDE
Full
m
Zoom enlarges the 4:3 picture
proportionately to fill the 16:9 screen.
Zoom is useful for watching Letterbox
movies.
WIDE
Zoom
When you change channels or inputs, the Wide Mode settings
revert to the 4:3 Default setting in the Screen Menu. To retain the
current Wide Mode setting as channels and inputs are changed,
set 4:3 Default to Off. For details, see page 98.
(Continued)
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Changing the Wide Screen Mode for 16:9 Source (High definition source)
original source
Upconverted 4:3
Native 16:9
Example
Description
Wide Zoom enlarges the center portion of the picture. The left and right edges
of the picture are stretched to fill the 16:9 screen.
WIDE
Wide Zoom
m
Normal
(This mode is not available.)
m
Full displays the picture at its original size.
Features
WIDE
Full
m
WIDE
Zoom enlarges the picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally.
Zoom
When the TV receives a 720p or 1080i signal, Normal cannot be
selected.
When TV receives a 720p or 1080i signal that is 4:3 aspect ratio
picture (upconverted to 16:9) with a black bar at each side, Full
returns the picture to its original size.
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Using Twin View
Twin View lets you see two pictures from two sources — from an antenna,
VCR, DVD, etc. — on the screen at the same time. You hear the sound from
only one of the sources at a time, but you can choose which source’s sound is
selected. You can also change the relative size of each of the pictures.
Displaying Twin
Pictures
1 Tune the TV to a working channel.
2 Press .
A second picture appears.
,
C35.3
WHD-TV
Make Way for Ducks!
Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two
wayward ducks on a unique mission.
0:50 Remaining
TV-G
V S L D
C35.1
1080i 16:9
<
To cancel Twin View and watch the active picture
s Press
or
.
Factors Affecting Twin View
s If you use a cable box, you can view the cable box output in one Twin View window and view a
different source (such as a VCR or DVD player) in the second window by using the TV/VIDEO
button. For details, see “Connecting Optional Equipment” on page 28.
s Digital sources, as well as any sources connected to the VIDEO 4, 5, 6 inputs, display in the left
window, but not in the right window.
s If you are viewing a 4:3 source and a 16:9 enhanced source (such as a DVD) side by side in Twin
View, the 4:3 source appears larger.
s Twin View does not display channels that are blocked by parental settings (see page 102).
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Features
s If you use a cable box to view all channels, the same channel appears in both windows of Twin View
because the cable box unscrambles only one channel at a time.
Activating the
Picture
You can use the B and b buttons to activate the left and right pictures while
using Twin View.
To Do This ...
Do This ...
To activate the picture in the right
window
C35.3
WHD-TV
Modern architectural movement
The city is regarded as a showcase for modern architecture, and is home
to a host of architects who have inspired international architectural styles.
0:50 Remaining
TV-G
V S L D
C35.1
1080i 16:9
Press b.
To activate the picture in the left
window
C35.3
WHD-TV
Make Way for Ducks!
Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two
wayward ducks on a unique mission.
0:50 Remaining
TV-G
V S L D
C35.1
1080i 16:9
Press B.
Functions Available in the Active (Highlighted) Window
Do This ...
To tune to analog channels, press 0-9 and then
ENT.
For digital subchannels, press 0-9,
, press
0-9 again, and then ENT.
Features
To Do This ...
Tune to a channel
For example, to select subchannel 21.13, press
2+1+
+1+3, and then press ENT.
Adjust the volume
Press VOL +/– .
Mute the sound
Press MUTING (press again or VOL + to
unmute).
Switch the TV’s input between
sources connected to the TV’s
VHF/UHF and CABLE inputs
Press ANT.
Switch the TV’s input between
Press TV/VIDEO.
sources connected to the TV’s A/V
inputs
Change the picture size
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Press V or v. (For details, see “Changing the
Picture Size” on page 71.)
Changing the
Picture Size
The zoom feature lets you vary the relative size of the left and right pictures.
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Enlarge the active picture
Press V.
Make the active picture smaller
Press v.
When you adjust the picture sizes, the TV memorizes the
change. The next time you use the Twin View function, the
memorized sizes appear.
Features
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Using Favorite Channels
The Favorite Channels feature lets you select programs from a list of up to
16 favorite channels that you specify. You can create a list using the Favorite
Channels option in the Channel Menu, or by using the Add to Favorites
feature in the Favorite Channels guide.
Using the Channel
Menu
z For details on using
the Channel Menu,
see page 99.
1
2
3
4
Press MENU to display the Menu.
Press V or v to highlight the Channel icon and press
Press
.
to select Favorite Channels.
Use the 0-9 and ENT buttons to enter the channel number that you want
to assign to the Favorite Channel number.
Digital channels do not display in the preview window.
Press
to select that channel as a Favorite Channel.
To enter digital channel numbers in step 4, use the 0-9,
press 0-9 again, and ENT buttons.
,
5 To add more channels to your favorites list, repeat step 4.
To clear a Favorite Channel, press V or v to highlight the channel you
want to clear. Press
and then press RESET.
Features
6 Press MENU to exit the Menu.
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Using the Favorite
Channels Guide
1 Press FAVORITES. The Favorite Channels list appears.
Favorite Channels
Add to Favorites
1
8.14
PBS
2
15.8
NBC
3
27
HGTV
4
45.12
TNT
5
98
CNN
6
112.3
ESPN
7
120
NICK
Favorite
Channels
2 Press V or v to highlight the channel you want to watch.
To add the current channel to the list of Favorite Channels, highlight
Add to Favorites and press
.
3 Press
to select the channel you want to watch.
To change your Favorite Channels list, highlight Edit Favorites and
press
.
Features
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Using the Memory Stick Viewer
About Memory Stick
Memory Stick (sold separately) is a compact, portable, and versatile
Integrated Circuit recording medium with a data capacity that makes it
perfect for portable applications, such as digital photography. Memory Stick
is specially designed for sharing digital data among Memory Stick
compatible products such as digital cameras and digital video cameras.
Because it is removable, Memory Stick can also be used for external data
storage.
The Memory Stick Viewer on your TV allows you to view files that are
stored on Memory Stick media. You can view:
s Digital photos (JPEG files)
s Movies (MPEG1 files)
You can also play slide show background music using MP3 files (or m3u
playlists) stored on your Memory Stick.
For more information about handling Memory Stick media, see “Notes on
Using Memory Stick Media” on page 90.
Features
With the Memory Stick Viewer, you can:
s View TV screen digital images (JPEG) and (MPEG1) with background
music (MP3) in a thumbnail index or Slide Show
s Set customized Slide Show options, including transitions and
background audio
s Pan, zoom, and rotate photos
s Mark photos and set quantities of prints to be output when the Memory
Stick is inserted into your photo printer (not supplied)
s Lock (protect) or delete files on the Memory Stick
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Memory Stick
Compatibility
This television is compatible with the following Sony brand Memory Stick
media types:
s Memory Stick Media
s Memory Stick DUO and PRO DUO Media (without the Memory Stick
adaptor)
!
CAUTION: If you are using a Memory Stick DUO or Memory
Stick PRO DUO with your TV, do not use the Memory Stick
with its adaptor. Remove the adaptor before you insert it
into the TV's Memory Stick slot. Inserting the Memory Stick
into the slot with the adaptor may result in permanent
damage to the Memory Stick and the TV.
s Memory Stick Media with Memory Select Function
s Memory Stick PRO Media
About Memory Stick PRO Media
Memory Stick PRO media features vary by and are dependent upon the
design of host hardware devices. Memory Stick PRO in this television has
been tested to support up to 1 GB media capacity and does not support highspeed transfer, MagicGate copyright protection technology, or access control
security features.
Memory Stick
Functionality
Sony cannot guarantee or assure the Memory Stick functionality on this
television in the following cases:
s You are using non-Sony brand Memory Stick media.
s You are using video or audio clips that have been processed on a
computer.
s You are using files that were obtained from the Internet or from a
printed film processing center.
s The Memory Stick has been formatted on a personal computer.
Memory Stick
Sony recommends that you back up all data stored on Memory Stick media
to avoid potential data loss. In the above two cases, in order to avoid
potential data corruption that may occur, be sure to back up data prior to use
with the TV’s Memory Stick Viewer. Sony cannot accept responsibility in
the event that data recorded to Memory Stick media is lost or damaged. For
certain non-Sony brand Memory Stick media, you can view images, but you
cannot rotate, delete or protect/unprotect images on the television. An error
message will occur if you attempt any of these operations. This is a result of
the unique file directory structure on these particular flash memory media
and is not a malfunction of the television.
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File Compatibility
Trademark
Information
The Memory Stick Viewer is compatible with JPEG images taken with Sony
digital still cameras and MPEG1* movies taken with Sony digital cameras
and camcorders. In order to be viewable in the Memory Stick Viewer, the
files must have the following file name extensions:
File Type
Supported File Name Extensions
JPEG
.jpg
.jpeg
MPEG1
.mpg
.mpeg
Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO DUO, and
MagicGate are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Memory Stick
* Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not play back correctly.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick
Inserting a Memory
Stick
!
CAUTION: If you are using a Memory Stick DUO or Memory
Stick PRO DUO with your TV, do not use the Memory Stick
with its adaptor. Remove the adaptor before you insert it
into the TV's Memory Stick slot. Inserting the Memory Stick
into the slot with the adaptor may result in permanent
damage to the Memory Stick and the TV.
1 Locate the Memory Stick slot (see page 17) and insert the Memory Stick
into the Memory Stick slot as illustrated below. When inserted properly,
it should slide in with little resistance and click into place.
PRO
STD/DUO
PRO
STD/DUO
Be sure to insert the Memory Stick in the correct direction. If
the Memory Stick is forced in the wrong way, it may become
damaged.
Insert only Memory Stick media into the Memory Stick slot.
Attempting to insert other objects into the slot may damage the
TV.
Memory Stick
To remove the Memory Stick, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on page 80.
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Inserting the
Memory Stick DUO
Memory Stick DUO is a new, compact version of the standard-sized
Memory Stick recording medium.
CAUTION: The Memory Stick slot on your TV has been
designed to accommodate standard and compact versions of
Memory Stick. It is not necessary to use an adaptor for Memory
Stick DUO and Memory Stick PRO DUO. If you use an adaptor,
it may damage the adaptor and Memory Stick slot.
CAUTION: Inserting the Memory Stick DUO incorrectly may
result in permanent damage to the Memory Stick DUO and the
LCD projection TV.
Insert the Memory Stick DUO as shown below.
PRO
STD/DUO
PRO
STD/DUO
To remove the Memory Stick DUO, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on
page 80.
Memory Stick
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Removing a Memory
Stick
To remove a Memory Stick
1 Check that the Memory Stick indicator is off. (When the light is on, this
indicates that the TV is reading data from the Memory Stick.)
Removing the Memory Stick while a file is being accessed
(when the Memory Stick LED on the TV’s side panel is lit) may
damage the Memory Stick or its contents.
2 Push the Memory Stick gently into the slot, and then release it. The
Memory Stick media is ejected.
Do not pull out the Memory Stick without first pushing it in;
otherwise, the TV’s locking mechanism may become damaged.
3 Pull the Memory Stick completely out of the slot.
To protect small children from injury from Memory Stick Media,
remove all Memory Stick media from the TV’s Memory Stick
slot and store it in a safe location when it is not in use.
PRO
STD/DUO
PRO
Memory Stick
STD/DUO
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Using the Memory Stick Index
Turn on the TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the photo or movie
files you want to view. For details, see page 78.
If the Memory Stick Index does not appear, press F1 button on
the remote control.
The Memory Stick Index appears, which displays thumbnail images of the
files stored on the Memory Stick.
Information about the
highlighted photo or movie
Summer 2004 / DSC0001
Jul 30, 2004 12:59PM
640x480
1 of 25
Highlighted thumbnail
Thumbnails of photos and
movies
Memory Stick Menu bar
Slide Show
Contents
Memory Stick
About the Icons on the Thumbnail Images
Indicates the thumbnail is a movie (MPEG1) file instead of a photo (JPEG)
file.
Indicates the thumbnail is locked. Locked files cannot be changed or
deleted. For details, see “Photo Menu Bar Options” on page 84.
Indicates that the photo is marked to be printed.
Indicates that the photo has an associated voice memo.
Memory Stick
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The following describes how to use the Memory Stick Index.
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Move the highlight to
a photo, voice memo
(
), or movie ( )
thumbnail
Press V v B b.
Display the
highlighted photo,
voice memo, or movie
file full screen
Press
. For details, see “Viewing Photos” on page
83 and “Playing Movies” on page 86.
Display the next page
of thumbnails
1
2
1
2
3
Memory Stick
Display the previous
or next page of
thumbnails
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Press v to select V.
Press v to display the next page of thumbnails.
Press v to select V.
Press B to select .
To go to the previous page, press V.
To go to the next page, press v.
Y
Using the Memory
Stick Index
Use the Memory Stick
Menu bar to access
additional options
1
2
Move the highlight
from the Memory
Stick Menu bar back
to the thumbnails
1
2
Exit Memory Stick
Viewer
Press the F1 button on the remote control.
Press v to select V.
Press B or b to select Slide Show, Contents, or
Memory Stick.
3 Press V or v to select the option you want to
change.
For details on these options, see “Memory Stick Index
Menu Bar Options” on page 88.
Press B or b to select V.
Press V to return to the currently displayed
thumbnails, or v to display the next page of
thumbnails.
Viewing Photos
When you select a photo from the Memory Stick Index (described on
page 81), it displays as shown below, with the following controls.
Information about
selected photo
Summer 2004 / DSC00012
Jul 30, 2004 12:59PM
640x480
12 of 25
x2
Selected photo
Previous/next buttons
Photo Menu bar
Index
Slide Show
View
File
JPEGs captured using a digital video camera may appear to
display motion in full screen. This is a result of the way digital
video cameras record still images, and is not a result of a
malfunction with the TV.
Photo Controls
z When the Menu is
hidden, press B or b to
go to the previous or
next photo.
Do This ...
Highlight the
(Previous/Next) button.
Then press B to go to the previous file, or b to go to
the next file.
Hide the Photo Menu bar,
displaying only the photo
With the highlight in the Photo Menu bar, press v.
Display the hidden Photo
Menu bar
Press V.
Play the JPEG voice memo
(
files only)
Highlight B (Play) and then press
. To pause
the voice memo, highlight X (Pause) and then press
.
Display the Memory Stick
Index again
Highlight Index in the Photo Menu bar and press
.
For details on the Memory Stick Index, see page 82.
Access additional options in
the Photo Menu bar
See “Photo Menu Bar Options” on page 84.
Exit Memory Stick Viewer
Press the F1 button on the remote control.
Memory Stick
To Do This ...
Display the next or previous
file on the Memory Stick
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Photo Menu
Bar Options
The Photo Menu bar lets you access additional photo viewing options.
To access the Photo Menu bar
1 Press B or b to select Slide Show, View, or File.
2 Press to select the desired option.
z JPEG files that are
protected are indicated
by the Lock
icon.
Memory Stick
z The Print Quantity
feature is also known as
DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format).
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Option
Description
Index
Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the
thumbnail of the currently displayed photo. For details, see “Using
the Memory Stick Index” on page 81.
Slide Show
Displays the Slide Show Menu. For details, see “Slide Show Menu
Options” on page 88.
View
Rotate
Allows you to rotate the photo in 90 degree
increments clockwise or counterclockwise. For
details, see “Using Rotate” on page 85.
Zoom/Pan
Allows you to magnify and pan across the photo.
For details, see “Using Zoom and Pan” on page 85.
Protect
Allows you to the protect the JPEG file from any
changes. When a JPEG file is protected, it cannot
be rotated or deleted. Select On or Off.
Print
Quantity
Allows you to indicate the number of prints to make
of the specific photo when the Memory Stick is
inserted into a compatible photo printer (not
supplied).
Delete
Deletes the JPEG file from the Memory Stick.You
cannot delete a JPEG file that has been protected
(or if the Memory Stick is locked).
File
Using Zoom
and Pan
To Zoom and Pan a photo
1 In the Photo Menu bar, highlight View.
2 Highlight Zoom/Pan and press
.
3 Specify the zoom center point by using V v B b; then press
to set
the center.
The Zoom and Pan controls are displayed.
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To Do This ...
Do This ...
Zoom in (increase magnification)
or out (decrease magnification)
Highlight Zoom and press V to zoom in or v to zoom out.
For help on using Zoom, press
.
Pan (move the photo left,
right, up, down)
(You can use Pan only when the photo is magnified using Zoom.)
Highlight Pan and press
. Then press B b V v to pan around the photo.
To stop using Pan, press
.
Exit the Zoom/Pan controls
Highlight Exit and press
Exit Memory Stick Viewer
Press the F1 button on the remote control.
Using Rotate
To Rotate a photo
1 In the Photo Menu bar, highlight View.
2 Highlight Rotate.
3 To rotate clockwise, highlight Clockwise and press
.
To rotate counterclockwise, highlight Counterclockwise and press
.
The photo is rotated 90 degrees each time you press
Memory Stick
z You cannot rotate a
photo that has been
protected. See Protect
on page 87.
.
.
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Playing Movies
When you select a movie from the Memory Stick Index (described on
page 81), it displays as shown below, with the following controls.
Information about
selected movie
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Selected movie
Enlarge button
Play/pause button
Previous/next buttons
Movie Menu bar
Enlarge
Index
Slide Show
File
MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital
cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer.
Movie Controls
z The quality of the movie
when enlarged depends
on the resolution of the
MPEG1 file. See your
camera’s instruction
manual for details.
To Do This ...
Do This ...
Enlarge the movie window
Highlight Enlarge, and then press
. To display
the movie controls again, press
. When the
movie ends, the movie controls are displayed again.
Play the movie with the
movie controls displayed
Highlight B (Play) and then press
Pause the movie
Highlight X (Pause) and then press
.
.
Display the previous or next Highlight the
(Previous/Next) button. Then
file on the Memory Stick
press B to go to the previous file, or b to go to the
next file.
Hide the Movie Menu bar,
displaying only the movie
With the highlight in the Movie Menu bar, press v.
Display the hidden Movie
Menu bar
Press V.
Access additional options in See “Movie Menu Bar Options” on page 87.
the Movie Menu bar
Memory Stick
Exit Memory Stick Viewer
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Press the F1 button on the remote control.
Movie Menu
Bar Options
z MPEG1 files that are
protected are indicated
by the Lock
icon.
To access the Movie Menu bar
1 Highlight Index in the Movie Menu bar.
2 Press B or b to select Index, Slide Show, or File.
3 Select the desired option.
Option
Description
Index
Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the thumbnail
of the currently displayed movie.
Slide
Show
Displays the Slide Show Menu. For details, see “Slide Show Menu
Options” on page 88.
File
Protect
Allows you to the protect the MPEG1 file from any
changes. When an MPEG1 file is protected, it
cannot be deleted. Select On or Off.
Delete
Deletes the MPEG1 file from the Memory
Stick.You cannot delete an MPEG1 file that has
been protected (or if the Memory Stick is locked).
Memory Stick
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Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options
Slide Show Menu
Options
z The Slide Show Menu is
the same whether you
select it from the
Memory Stick Index
(page 81), Photo
(page 83), or Movie
(page 86) Menus.
z When you select
Complete List, it may
take a moment to
display the list of all
MP3 files.
z Some JPEG files may
take longer to display
than others, which may
make it seem longer
than the interval you
selected for Slide
Advance.
Memory Stick
z You can also display file
information using the
DISPLAY button on the
remote control.
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The Slide Show Menu includes the following options:
Option
Description
Start
Starts the Slide Show.
Music
Allows you to select background audio to play during the Slide
Show.
Off
No additional background audio is played during
the Slide Show. Audio that is associated with the
JPEG or MPEG1 files will play.
Play Memory Plays all MP3 files on the Memory Stick. The
Stick
Piano MP3 file and any MP3 file playlists are not
played.
Piano
(built-in
music)
Plays the MP3 file stored in the TV’s internal
memory.
Complete
List...
Displays a list of all available MP3 files.
(List of MP3
Files and
Playlists)
Displays a list of all MP3 files and MP3 file
playlists found at the top level (root) of the Memory
Stick. To show additional MP3 files stored in other
folders on the Memory Stick, select Complete
List.
Transition
Effect
Allows you to select an effect to be used when advancing to the next
file in the Slide Show.
Slide
Advance
Allows you to specify when to advance to the next slide.
File
Information
Repeat
Fast
Slide advances after about 3 seconds.
Medium
Slide advances after about 6 seconds.
Slow
Slide advances after about 12 seconds.
Manual
advance
Slide advances only after you press B or b.
Determines whether file information is shown when the file is
displayed full screen. Select On or Off.
On
Slide Show continuously loops.
Off
Slide Show plays once through all files and ends.
Contents Menu
Options
The Contents Menu includes the following options:
Option
Description
Select
Folder
Allows you to select different folders to view in the Memory
Stick Viewer.
File Order
z The Rotate function
does not change the
file’s modification date.
Filter
Memory Stick Menu
Digital Camera
Folders
Selects all folders within the directories
defined by the DCF rules used by Sony
digital cameras (see page 90). JPEG and
MPEG1 files in those directories are
recognized even if they do not conform to
the DCF file naming rules.
Select a Folder
Allows you to access individual folders on
the Memory Stick.
Allows you to change the order in which the Memory Stick
files are displayed.
Date Order
Displays files in chronological order by
modification date.
Date Order
Reverse
Displays files in reverse chronological
order by modification date.
Alphabetical
Displays files in alphabetical order by
filename.
Allows you to selectively display specific file types within the
selected folder.
Show Photos
and Movies
Displays all readable files.
Show Photos
Only
Displays only photo (JPEG) files.
Show Movies
Only
Displays only movie (MPEG1) files.
Show All Print
Marks
Displays all files that are marked for
printing. For details, see “Photo Menu Bar
Options” on page 84.
The Memory Stick Menu displays all files marked with the Print Mark
feature, regardless of the currently selected folder.
Memory Stick
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Notes on Using Memory Stick Media
About DCF File
Names
Most Sony brand digital still and video cameras automatically record still
photo and movie files using DCF compliant directory and file names.
If you selected the Digital Camera Folders option, as described on
page 89, you might want to have your digital camera’s instruction manual
handy in order to check how files and directories are organized for your
specific model of digital camera.
DCF stands for “Design Rules for Camera File Systems,” which are
specifications established by the Japan Electronic Industry Development
Association (JEIDA).
Memory Stick
Precautions
When using Memory Stick media, follow these precautions:
s To avoid permanent damage to still image data, do not turn off the TV or
remove Memory Stick media from the insertion slot while data is being
read (as indicated by the Memory Stick indicator light being on).
s Avoid touching the terminal of Memory Stick media or bringing it into
contact with a metal object.
s Do not drop, bend, or submit Memory Stick media to external shock.
s Do not disassemble or modify Memory Stick media.
s Avoid getting liquid on Memory Stick media.
s Apply labels only within the designated label area.
Label Area
Memory Stick
s To avoid permanent damage to still image data, do not use or store
Memory Stick media in a location subject to:
❑
High temperature (such as near a heater or inside a hot car)
❑
High humidity
❑
Direct sunlight
❑
Corrosive substances
❑
Magnetic fields
❑
Excessive dust
❑
Static electricity or electric noise
❑
Electric surges
s Store and carry Memory Stick media in its original case to ensure
protection of stored data.
s Save a backup of stored data.
s When using the Memory Stick DUO, insert it without using the
Memory Stick DUO adaptor. For details, see page 79.
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Using the Menus
Overview
The Menu gives you access to the following features:
Menu Icon
Description
Page
The Video Menu allows you to make adjustments to your 92
picture settings. It also allows you to customize the Picture
Mode based on the type of program you are viewing, select
Advanced Video options, and more.
The Audio Menu Offers enhanced audio options such as 95
listening to second audio programming (SAP) or
customizing the Effect of the sound on your TV.
z Press MENU to enter
and exit Menus.
The Screen Menu allows you to make Screen Mode
adjustments and make changes to the screen’s vertical
center and size.
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The Channel Menu allows you to set up a Favorite
Channels list, run the Auto Program function, label
channels, and more.
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The Parental Lock Menu lets you control the viewing of
programs based on their ratings.
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The Setup Menu provides options for setting up your
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system, including selecting closed caption modes, labeling
video inputs, selecting the language and color of the onscreen Menus, and more.
The Applications Menu lets you display the Memory Stick 107
Viewer, set on/off Timers, access CableCARD™ and
diagnostics information, and more.
Navigating Through Menus
z Menus include help text
that appears at the top
of each Menu.
To Do This ...
Press
Display the Menu
Move through the Menus
Press MENU.
Press V v B b.
Select an option to change
Select (confirm) changed setting
Press
Press
Exit the Menu
Press MENU.
.
or press B.
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Using the Video Menu
To select the Video menu
1 Press MENU.
2 Press V or v to highlight the
Video icon and press
.
3 Press V v B b to highlight an
Menus
option. Press
option.
to select an
Antenna
Video
Picture Mode
Vivid
Picture
62
Brightness
32
Color
32
Hue
25
Sharpness
32
Color Temp.
Cool
Noise Reduction
High
Direct Mode
Off
4 Press V v B b to change settings.
Press
setting.
to select the changed
5 Press MENU to exit the Menu.
To restore the factory default settings for the Video settings:
s Press RESET on the remote control when in the Video menu.
Selecting Video
Options
z To change from one
Mode to another, use
PICTURE button on the
remote control.
z You can alter the Mode
options (Vivid,
Standard, Pro) for each
video input (including
the TV antenna input).
z You can alter the Video
menu settings (Picture,
Brightness, Color, etc.)
for each Mode.
z To prevent image
retention, do not use
the Vivid mode for a
long time.
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The Video menu includes the following options:
Option
Description
Picture
Mode
Customized
picture
viewing
Vivid
Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness.
Standard
Brightness
Select for standard picture settings. Recommended
for home entertainment.
Pro
Select for professional monitor like appearance
settings.
Adjust to increase picture contrast and deepen the color, or decrease
picture contrast and soften the color.
Adjust to brighten or darken the picture.
Color
Hue
Adjust to increase or decrease color intensity.
Adjust to increase or decrease the green tones.
Picture
Sharpness
Adjust to sharpen or soften the picture.
Color Temp. Cool
Select to give the white colors a blue tint.
White intensity Neutral
Select to give the white colors a neutral tint.
adjustment
Warm
Select to give the white colors a red tint.
z Direct Mode is not
available when
watching 480p or 720p
sources.
z DRC Palette is not
available when Direct
Mode is set to On,
Game Mode is set to
On or using Twin View.
Description
Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment. It is also
effective on the signal from the VHF/UHF jack. Select from High,
Medium, Low and Off.
Direct Mode On
Off
Select for a natural, soft picture.
Select to turn off the Direct Mode.
Game Mode On
Off
Select to optimize the lipsync when playing games.
Select to turn off the Game Mode.
Advanced
Video
Select Program to choose among the options described below.
DRC Mode
Creates a high-resolution picture with 4x density,
for high quality sources (i.e., DVD player, satellite
receiver).
Mode1
Recommended for moving pictures.
DRC Palette
Mode2
Recommended for still images and
text.
CineMotion
Provides an optimized display by
automatically detecting film
content and applying a reverse 3-2
pulldown process. Moving pictures
will appear clearer and more
natural-looking.
Allows you to customize the level of detail
(Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) for up to three
input sources. For example, you can create one
Custom setting to optimize your cable input’s
picture, and create another to optimize your DVD
player’s picture. You can switch among the three
Custom settings in the menu.
1 Press V v B b to highlight Custom 1,
Custom 2, or Custom 3 and then press
. The DRC palette appears.
Custom 1
z For best results, adjust
the Reality by pressing
V v until you are
satisfied with the level
of detail. Then adjust
the Clarity by pressing
B b until you have a
smooth image.
Press
to exit
Reality
(25)
Clarity
(1)
2
3
Press V v B b to adjust the position of the
marker ( ). As you move the higher along
the Reality axis, the picture becomes more
detailed. As you move the to the right,
along the Clarity axis, the picture becomes
smoother.
To save the setting, press
.
To return the Custom options to the default factory
settings, press RESET.
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Menus
z DRC Mode and DRC
Palette are not available
when watching 480p or
720p sources or Twin
View.
Also not available when
Direct Mode is set to
On, Game Mode is set
to On, or using Memory
Stick.
Option
Noise
Reduction
Menus
z BN Smoother is not
available when
watching 480p, 720p,
and 1080i sources, or
using Memory Stick or
Twin View.
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Option
Description
Advanced
Video
(continued)
BN Smoother Select to reduce the block noise caused by digital
video encoding and decoding process. It is
especially effective for watching a DVD or digital
TV pictures. Select from High, Medium, Low and
Off.
Color
Corrector
DTE
Select to emphasize the red and blue colors. Select
High, Low or Off.
Select to enhance texture of the picture. Select from
High, Medium, Low and Off.
Using the Audio Menu
To select the Audio menu
1 Press MENU.
2 Press V or v to highlight the
Audio icon and press
Antenna
.
3 Press V v B b to highlight an
to select an
Treble
Dynamic
44
Bass
30
Woofer Level
+1
Balance
31
Steady Sound
Off
Effect
Off
MTS
Stereo
Center Speaker In
Menus
option. Press
option.
Audio
Sound Mode
4 Press V v B b to change settings.
Press
to select the changed setting.
5 Press MENU to exit the Menu.
To restore the factory default settings for Treble, Bass, and Balance
s Press RESET on the remote control when in the Audio menu.
Selecting Audio
Options
z Treble and Bass are not
available when
Dynamic or Clear Voice
is selected in Sound
Mode.
z Steady Sound is not
available when Effect is
set to TruSurround or
Simulated.
The Audio menu includes the following options:
Option
Description
Sound Mode
Customized
picture viewing
Dynamic
Select to enhance treble and bass.
Clear Voice
Custom
Suitable for spoken dialogue.
Flat setting.
Treble
Bass
Adjust to decrease or increase higher-pitched sounds.
Adjust to decrease or increase lower-pitched sounds.
Woofer Level
Balance
Adjust to decrease or increase woofer sound level.
Adjust to emphasize left or right speaker balance.
Steady Sound
Auto
Off
Effect
TruSurround Select for surround sound (for stereo programs
only).
Simulated
Adds a surround-like effect to mono programs.
MTS
Enjoy stereo,
bilingual and
mono programs
Off
Stereo
Auto SAP
Mono
Select to stabilize the volume.
Select to turn off Steady Sound.
Select for normal stereo or mono reception.
Select for stereo reception when viewing a
program broadcast in stereo.
Select to automatically switch the TV to second
audio programs when a signal is received. If no
SAP signal is present, the TV remains in Stereo
mode.
Select for mono reception. Use to reduce noise
during weak stereo broadcasts.
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Option
Description
Center Speaker Select the video input (TV, Video 1-6) you want to use the TV’s
In
speakers as the center speaker.
Phase
This option can be set when the Center Speaker In option is set
to ON. Select Reverse, if the sound from the TV’s speaker (as
the center speaker) sounds unnatural. The default setting is
Normal.
Menus
Audio Out
Easy control of
volume
adjustments
Speaker
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This option can be set only when the Speaker option is set to
Off.
Variable
The TV’s speakers are turned off, but the audio
output from your audio system can still be
controlled by the TV’s remote control.
Fixed
The TV’s speakers are turned off and the audio
output of the TV is fixed. Use your audio
receiver’s remote control to adjust the volume
(and other audio settings) through your audio
system.
On
Off
Select to turn on the TV speakers.
Select to turn off the TV speakers and listen to the
TV’s sound only through your external audio
receiver and speakers.
Using the Screen Menu
To select the Screen menu
1 Press MENU.
2 Press V or v to move to the
Screen icon and press
Antenna
Screen
.
Wide Mode
Zoom
Game Picture
0
4:3 Default
Off
Overscan
3 Press V or v to move to an
to select an
0
Vertical Size
0
Screen Saver
Menus
option. Press
option.
Normal
Vertical Center
4 Press B b V v to change settings.
Press
to select the changed setting.
5 Press MENU to exit the menu.
Selecting Screen
Options
z To change from one
Wide Mode option to
another, use WIDE on
the remote control.
The Screen menu includes the following options:
Option
Description
Wide Mode
Select a Wide
Mode to use for
4:3 sources.
Wide Zoom
Select to enlarge to fill screen with minimum
distortion.
Normal
Select to display 4:3 picture in original size
when the original source is 4:3 (Standard
definition source).
Full
Select to enlarge the original picture
horizontally to fill the screen when the original
source is 4:3 (Standard definition source).
When the original source is 16:9 (High
definition source), select this mode to display
16:9 picture in original size.
Zoom
Select to enlarge the original picture without
distorting the aspect ratio.
z Wide Zoom is
recommended for 4:3
picture to prevent
image retention.
z For Wide Zoom and
Zoom modes, you can
adjust the vertical
position and size of the
picture. For details, see
page 98.
z The Game Picture
feature is useful if the
TV is connected to
game equipment.
Game Picture
Allows you to move the position of the picture left and right in
the window. This function allows for horizontal adjustment of
the picture being displayed.
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Option
Menus
z 4:3 Default functions
only when the TV
receives 480i or 480p
signals.
z If 4:3 Default is set to
anything but Off, the
Wide Mode setting
changes only for the
current channel. When
you change channels
(or inputs), Wide Mode
is automatically
replaced with the 4:3
Default setting. To
retain the current Wide
Mode setting as
channels and inputs are
changed, set 4:3
Default to Off.
z All White function
finishes automatically
after 30 minutes.
If image retention is still
present, repeat the
function again.
z To cancel All White and
return to normal
viewing, press any
button on the remote
control.
z Once image retention
occurs, it may become
less conspicuous over
time but it will never
completely disappear.
(See page 1 for more
information on Image
Retention.)
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Description
4:3 Default
Wide Zoom
Select the default
Screen Mode to
use for 4:3 sources Normal
Full
Zoom
Overscan
Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture to fill the 16:9
screen, keeping the original image as much as
possible.
Select to return the 4:3 picture to its original
size.
Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture horizontally
only, to fill the 16:9 screen.
Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture horizontally
and vertically to an equal aspect ratio that fills
the 16:9 screen. Useful for watching Letterbox
movies.
Off
Select to continue using the current Wide
Screen Mode setting when the channel or input
is changed.
Normal
+1
Select to return the default Overscan.
Select to show more information on screen.
+2
Select to keep the edge of the picture out of
screen.
Vertical Center
Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down in
the window. Available only in Wide Zoom and Zoom modes.
Press V or v and press
to choose a correction between
+10 and –10 (Zoom mode), and +10 and –10 (Wide Zoom
mode).
Vertical Size
Allows you to adjust the vertical size of the picture. Available
only in Wide Zoom and Zoom modes.
Press V or v and press
to choose a correction between
+10 and –10.
Screen Saver
Orbit
All White
Moves the picture position to reduce image
retention. This does not prevent image retention
completely if the same picture is displayed for
an extended period of time.
Displays a white screen to reduce image
retention.
Using the Channel Menu
To select the Channel menu
1 Press MENU.
2 Press V or v to highlight the
Channel icon and press
Antenna
Channel
Favorite Channels
.
Channel Fix
Off
Auto Program
Digital Channels
3 Press V v B b to highlight an
Label Channels
to select an
Menus
option. Press
option.
Show/Hide Channels
4 Press V v B b to change settings.
Press
to select the changed setting.
5 Press MENU to exit the Menu.
Selecting Channel
Options
z Channels that you set
to be hidden can be
accessed only with the
0-9 buttons.
The Channel menu includes the following options:
Option
Description
Favorite
Channels
Channel Fix
Useful when you
have a cable box
or a satellite
receiver connected
Lets you set up a list of your favorite channels. For details, see
“Using Favorite Channels” on page 72.
Off
Turns off Channel Fix.
Show/Hide
Channels
Allows you to show or hide channels that appear when you use
the CH+/– buttons.
1 Press V or v to scroll through the channels until you find
the channel you want to show or hide. Then press
to
select it.
2 Press V or v to determine if the channel will be shown or
hidden.
3 To show or hide more channels, repeat steps 1 and 2.
4 Press B to return to the Channel menu, or press MENU to
exit the Menus.
2-6,
C2-C6
“Fix” your TV’s channel setting to 2-6
(VHF/UHF input) or C2-C6 (Cable input) and
use the cable box or the satellite receiver to
change channels.
Video 1, 4
Use this setting if you have connected the
equipment to the A/V input jacks.
Auto Program
Automatically sets up the channel list on the TV for all
receivable channels.
Digital Channels Add
Select to add digital channels.
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Menus
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Option
Description
Label Channels
Allows you to assign labels (such as station call letters) to
channel numbers.
1 Press V v to scroll through the channel numbers. Then
press
to select the channel number that you want to
assign a label.
2 Press V v B b to highlight Label and press
.
3 Press V v to scroll through the label characters (A-Z, 0-9,
etc.). Then press
to select the highlighted character.
Repeat to add up to 5 characters to the label.
4 To assign labels to more channels, repeat steps 1-3.
5 Press B to return to the Channel menu, or press MENU to
exit the Menus.
Using the Parental Lock Menu
The Parental Lock menu allows you
to set up the TV to block programs
according to their content and rating
levels.
Antenna
Parental Lock
Password
To select the Parental Lock menu
Parent icon and press
Menus
1 Press MENU.
2 Press V or v to highlight the
.
3 Use 0-9 on the remote control to enter a four-digit password.
4 If this is the first time you are creating this password, confirm the
password by entering it again. The Parental Lock menu options appear.
5 Press V v B b to change settings. Press
to select the changed
setting.
6 Press MENU to exit the Menu.
You need your password for any future access into the Parental
Lock Menu. If you lose your password, see “Lost password” on
page 117.
Selecting Parental
Lock Options
z If you are not familiar
with the Parental
Guideline rating
system, you should
select Child, Youth, or
Y. Adult to help simplify
the rating selection. To
set more specific
ratings, select Custom.
The Parental Lock menu includes the following options:
Option
Description
Parental Lock
Off
Turn ratings on/off
and select a rating Child
system
Youth
z For descriptions of
Child, Youth, and Y.
Adult ratings, see page
102.
Y. Adult
Custom
Parental lock is off. No programs are blocked
from viewing.
Maximum ratings permitted are:
s US: TV-Y, TV-G, G
s Canada: C, G, TV-Y
Maximum ratings permitted are:
s US: TV-PG, PG
s Canada: C8+, PG, 8 ans+, TV-PG
Maximum ratings permitted are:
s US: TV-14, PG-13
s Canada: 14+, 13 ans+, TV-14
Select to set ratings manually.
s US: See page 102 for details.
s Canada: See page 103 for details.
Change
Password
For changing your password.
Select Country
U.S.A.
Canada
Select to use USA ratings (see page 102).
Select to use Canadian ratings (see page 103).
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Menus
US Models:
Selecting Custom
Rating Options
z The Content-Based
Ratings are linked to
the level of the AgeBased Rating. For
example, a program
with an Age-Based
Rating of TV-PG V
(Violence) rating may
contain moderate
violence, while a TV-14
V (Violence) rating may
contain more intense
violence.
z To ensure maximum
blocking capability, set
the Age-Based Ratings.
z If you block unrated TV
programs, be aware
that the following types
of programs may be
blocked: programs
broadcast from another
country, emergency
broadcasts, political
programs, sports, news,
public service
announcements,
religious programs and
weather.
Viewing Blocked
Programs
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For US models, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options. For
Canadian models, see page 103.
Option
Movie Rating
Description
G
All children and General Audience.
PG
PG-13
Parental Guidance suggested.
Parental Guidance for children under 13.
R
Restricted viewing, parental guidance is suggested
for children under 17.
NC-17
and X
No one 17 or under allowed.
TV Rating
Age-Based Ratings
Block programs by TV-Y
All children.
their rating,
TV-Y7
Directed to children age 7 and older.
content or both
TV-G
General Audience.
TV-PG
TV-14
Parental Guidance suggested.
Parents Strongly cautioned.
TV-MA
Mature Audience only.
Content-Based Ratings
FV
D
Fantasy Violence.
Suggestive Dialogue.
L
S
Strong Language.
Sexual situations.
V
Allow
Violence.
Allows programs and movies that are broadcast
without a rating.
Unrated
Block programs or
movies that are
Block
broadcast without
a rating
Blocks all programs and movies that are broadcast
without a rating.
You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press ENT when
tuned to a blocked program, then enter the password. This temporarily
switches off Parental Lock. To reactivate the Parental Lock settings, turn off
the TV. When the TV is turned on again, your Parental Lock settings are
reactivated.
Canadian Models:
Selecting Custom
Rating Options
For Canadian models, the Custom Rating menu includes the following
options. For US models, see page 102.
Description
C
All children.
C8+
G
Children 8 years and older.
General programming.
PG
14+
Parental Guidance.
Viewers 14 and older.
18+
G
Adult programming.
General programming.
8 ans+
13 ans+
Not recommended for young children.
Not recommended for ages under 13.
16 ans+
18 ans+
Not recommended for ages under 16.
Programming restricted to adults.
French Rating
U.S.A. Rating
Viewing Blocked
Programs
Menus
Option
English Rating
See “US Models” on page 102 for details.
You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press ENT when
tuned to a blocked program, then enter the password. This temporarily
switches off Parental Lock. To reactivate the Parental Lock settings, turn off
the TV. When the TV is turned on again, your Parental Lock settings are
reactivated.
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Using the Setup Menu
To select the Setup menu
1 Press MENU.
2 Press V or v to highlight the
Setup icon and press
.
Menus
Setup
Caption Vision
Off
Info Banner
Off
Label Video Inputs
3 Press V v B b to highlight an
option. Press
option.
Antenna
to select an
Language
English
Menu Color
Gray
Illuminated
Yes
Power Saving
Reduced
z To move from within one
Menu to the main Menu
of icons, press B.
4 Press V v B b to change
Selecting Setup
Options
The Setup menu includes the following options:
settings. Press
to select the changed setting.
5 Press MENU to exit the Menu.
Option
Description
Caption Vision
Allows you to select from several closed caption modes (for
programs that are broadcast with closed caption).
On
Caption Vision is turned on.
Off
Program
Info Banner
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Caption Vision is turned off.
Allows you to set basic and advanced Caption
Vision options. See “Programming Caption
Vision” on page 106.
Set to On or Off. When on, displays the program name, time
remaining and other information (if the broadcaster offers this
service). Displays when the channel is changed or the
DISPLAY button is pressed.
Description
Allows you to identify A/V equipment you connected to the TV,
such as a VCR, DVD, etc. For example, if you have a DVD
player connected to the VIDEO 4 jack, you can select the label
DVD for the VIDEO 4 input. Then when you press TV/VIDEO
to change inputs, the Video Label you assigned to that input
appears on screen.
1 Press V or v to highlight the video input (VIDEO 1-6) to
which you want to assign a label. Then press
to select
the input.
2 Press V or v to highlight one of the displayed labels. Then
press
to select the label.
You can select from the following labels for each input:
Video 1-3
z The Skip label is useful
for inputs to which no
equipment is
connected.
Video 4-6
Video 1-3, VHS, DVD, Receiver, Satellite,
Cable Box, 8mm, DTV, Game, LD, Beta,
Skip
Video 4-6, DVD, Satellite, Cable Box, DTV,
HD, Game, PVR, Skip
If you select Skip, your TV skips this input
when you press the TV/VIDEO button.
Language
Select to display all on-screen Menus in your language of
choice.
Menu Color
Illuminated
Enables you to select a specific color for the on-screen menus.
Allows you to illuminate the Sony logo on the front panel of the
TV.
Power Saving
Yes
Illuminates the Sony logo while the power is
turned on.
No
Illuminates the Sony logo when you switch the
power to on or off.
Select to view picture without the benefit of
Power Saving.
Select to view picture with reduced power
consumption.
It also enhances the black level.
Select to turn off the picture.
Standard
Reduced
Picture Off
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Menus
Option
Label Video
Inputs
If you selected the Program option under Caption Vision (see page 104), you
can change the following settings:
Option
Description
Basic
Allows you to select basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption
options.
CC1, CC2,
Displays a printed version of the dialog or
CC3, CC4
sound effects of a program. (Should be set to
CC1 for most programs.)
Text1,Text2, Displays network/station information presented
Text3,Text4
using either half or the whole screen (if
available). For closed captioning, set to CC1.
Allows you to select advanced digital (EIA-708) closed caption
options. Select from the available options.
Allows you to select digital closed captioning to Basic (digital
EIA-608) or Advanced (digital EIA-708).
Allows you to make additional settings for digital (EIA-708)
closed caption options.
Menus
Programming
Caption Vision
Advanced
Digital CC
Advanced
Settings
As Broadcast The closed caption letters are shown as they are
broadcasted.
Small Text
The closed caption letters are shown in small
letters.
Large Text
The closed caption letters are shown in large
letters.
Allows you to customize the following settings:
Custom ...
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Character Size
Small, Standard,
Large
Character Style
Character Color
Style 1-7
Color 1-8
Edge Color
Edge Type
Color 1-8
None, Raised,
Depressed, Outline,
Left shadow,
Right shadow
Background Color
Window Color
None, Color 1-8
None, Color 1-8
Using the Applications Menu
To select the Applications menu
1 Press MENU.
2 Press V or v to highlight the
Antenna
Applications
Memory Stick
Applications icon and press
.
Clock/Timers
Diagnostics
CableCARD
3 Press V v B b to highlight an
to select an
4 Press V v B b to change settings. Press
to select the changed
setting.
5 Press MENU to exit the Menu.
Selecting
Applications
Options
z To go directly to
programming Timer 1 or
2, press
instead of
b.
The Applications Menu includes the following options:
Option
Description
Memory Stick
Displays the Memory Stick Viewer. For details, see page 75.
Clock/Timers
Select to set the clock, set the Sleep timer, and to program your
TV to turn on and off at two scheduled viewing times.
Sleep
Set the time in minutes (15minutes,
30minutes, 45minutes, 60minutes,
90minutes, or Off) that you want the
TV to remain on before shutting off
automatically.
Timer 1
Timer 2
You can use the Timers to program the
TV to turn on and off and tune to a
specific channel at two scheduled
viewing times.
Timer 1 and Timer 2 are not available to be set until you set the
Current Time.
1 Press V or v to highlight Timer 1 or Timer 2. To set the
timer, press b.
2 Press V or v to highlight one of the following options, then
press
.
Program
Select to set the Timer by day, time,
duration, and channel.
Off
Select to turn off the Timer. (Your
previous settings are saved.)
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Menus
option. Press
option.
Option
Description
3
Menus
z To return to the Timer
Menu after programming
one of the Timers, press
when the highlight
is in the channel number
field.
4
Current Time
1
2
z To return to the Timer
Menu after setting the
Current Time, press
when the highlight
is in the minute field.
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If you selected Program in step 2, press V and v to set the
day(s), hour, minute, duration, and channel number. Press
or b to confirm each setting and move to the next
setting. Press B to go back to the previous setting.
Press MENU to exit the Menu. An LED on the front panel
will light, indicating the timer has been set.
3
Select to set the current time (day,
hour, minute, and AM/PM).
Press
to select Current Time.
Press V and v to set the current time (day, hour, minute,
and AM/PM). Press
or b to confirm each setting and
move to the next setting. Press B to go back to the previous
setting.
Press MENU to exit the Menu.
Diagnostics
Displays diagnostics information about the TV. This can be
useful in providing information to an authorized technician or
repair person.
CableCARD
This list of selectable CableCARD options will vary, depending
on your cable service provider.
Other Information
Overview
This chapter includes the following topics:
Topic
Page
Glossary
Contacting Sony
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111
Troubleshooting
Specifications
111
118
Optional Accessories
Index
120
121
109
Glossary
analog signal
aspect ratio
A signaling method that uses continuous changes in the amplitude or frequency of an
electronic transmission to convey information.
Refers to the ratio between the width and height of the screen. This TV has a 16:9
(widescreen) aspect ratio, as opposed to a 4:3 aspect ratio.
4:3 aspect ratio
Other Info
CableCARD™
16:9 aspect ratio
The PCMCIA shaped card provided by your cable TV company which descrambles
the digitally encrypted cable channels. You should check with your local cable TV
company about CableCARD™ service.
component video
Component video is sent through three cables: two color shade (chrominance) signals
and one brightness (luminance) signal. Component video achieves greater color
accuracy than composite video or S VIDEO by splitting chrominance into two
separate portions.
composite video
Composite video is sent through a single cable. Composite video combines the color
shade (chrominance) and brightness (luminance) information into one video signal.
digital television (DTV)
A new technology for transmitting and receiving broadcast television signals. DTV
provides clearer resolution and improved sound quality over analog television.
HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface)
Provides an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface between this TV and any
HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and
A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition video, plus two-channel
digital audio.
Other Info
National Television
System Committee
(NTSC)
RF
Radio Frequency. That part of the frequency spectrum that is used to transmit TV and
radio signals.
S VIDEO
S VIDEO requires a single cable, which carries the brightness (luminance) and color
(chrominance) signals of the picture separately. S VIDEO provides better resolution
than composite video, which carries the signals together.
VHF/UHF
VHF (Very High Frequency) is the part of the frequency spectrum from 30 to 300
megahertz. UHF (Ultra High Frequency) is the part of the frequency spectrum from
300 to 3,000 megahertz.
480i
Provides 480 lines of resolution. Displays images using interlaced scanning, which
first transmits all the odd lines on the TV screen and then the even lines.
480p
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A unit of the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, that
establishes television standards in the United States, such as NTSC Color, the
standard used in this TV.
Provides 480 lines of resolution. Displays images using progressive scanning, which
transmits each line from top to bottom.
720p
Provides 720 lines of resolution. Displays images using progressive scanning, which
transmits each line from top to bottom.
1080i
Provides 1080 lines of resolution. Displays images using interlaced scanning, which
first transmits all the odd lines on the TV screen and then the even lines. 1080i is one
of the formats used by HDTV (High Definition TV).
Contacting Sony
If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions
related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Customer
Information Services Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only)
or (416) 499-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).
Before calling Sony customer support, please write down the model and
serial numbers of your TV. You’ll find this information on the front cover of
this manual.
Troubleshooting
Other Info
Twin View
Problem
Possible Remedies
I cannot get Twin View to work s
s
s
There is no Twin View window, s
or it is just static
s
Twin View cannot display
anything but TV channels
s
Twin View displays the same
program in both windows
s
If you are using a cable box to unscramble all channels (as shown on page 26), you
cannot use the Twin View feature. This is because the cable box can unscramble
only one channel at a time. But if you need the cable box to unscramble only some
(usually premium) channels, you can use Twin View for unscrambled channels if
you connect both a cable and cable box, as shown on page 25.
You can use Twin View to view a signal from a different source that is connected to
the TV's A/V jacks (such as a VCR or DVD player) in the second window by
pressing the TV/VIDEO button while in Twin View.
Digital sources, as well as any sources connected to the VIDEO 4, VIDEO 5,
VIDEO 6 inputs, display in the left window, but not in the right windows.
Be sure the Twin View window is set to a video input or channel that has a signal
airing.
You might be tuned to a video input with nothing connected to it. Try cycling
through the video inputs by pressing the TV/VIDEO button.
Try cycling through the video inputs by pressing the TV/VIDEO button. Check
that the Label Video Inputs option is not set to Skip. (See the Setup Menu on
page 105.)
Both Twin View windows might be set to the same channel. Try changing channels
in either window.
Other Info
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Remote Control
Problem
Possible Remedies
Remote control does not operates
s
s
Cannot change channels with
the remote control
s
s
s
s
Other Info
s
Remote control does not operate s
non-Sony video equipment
s
s
The batteries could be weak. Replace the batteries.
Check the orientation of the batteries.
Press the TV (FUNCTION) button. You may have inadvertently pressed the
SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION) button, which changes the remote control to SAT or
CABLE mode.
Make sure the TV’s power cord is connected securely to the wall outlet.
Locate the TV at least 3-4 feet away from fluorescent lights.
If you are using the TV to change channels, first press the TV (FUNCTION)
button.
If you are using another device to change channels, be sure you have not
inadvertently switched your TV from the channel 3 or 4 setting. Use the Channel
Fix option to “fix” the channel based on the hookup you used (see page 99).
If you are using another device to change channels, be sure to press the
FUNCTION button for that device. For example, if you are using your cable box
to change channels, be sure to press the SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION) button.
If you replaced the batteries to the remote recently, the code numbers for the video
equipment may need to be reset.
There may be more than one code for the equipment that you are attempting to
operate.
There is a possibility that some non-Sony equipment cannot be operated by your
Sony TV remote.You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control.
CableCARD™
Problem
Possible Remedies
CableCARD™
Problems using
or CableCARD™ services
s
s
s
Other Info
s
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Check that the CableCARD™ is inserted properly (see page 51).
The CableCARD™ must be activated by your local cable TV provider before you
can receive digital cable TV services. See the activation instructions on page 51.
Check the Diagnostics and CableCARD™ menu options (see page 108). (This
can be useful in providing information to an authorized technician or repair
person.)
Contact your cable TV provider.
Channels
Problem
Possible Remedies
Cannot receive upper channels s
(UHF) when using an antenna s
TV is fixed to one channel
Cannot receive any channels
when using cable TV
s
s
s
s
Cannot receive or select
s
channels
Some digital cable channels are s
not being displayed
s
s
s
Other Info
s
Press ANT to select the VHF/UHF input (see page 57).
Use Auto Program in the Channel Menu to add receivable channels that are not
presently in the TV’s memory (see page 99).
Use Auto Program in the Channel Menu to add receivable channels that are not
presently in the TV’s memory (see page 99).
Check your Channel Fix settings (see page 99).
Use Auto Program in the Channel Menu to add receivable channels that are not
presently in the TV’s memory (see page 99).
Press ANT to select the CABLE input (see page 57).
Use Auto Program in the Channel Menu to add receivable TV channels that are
not presently in TV memory (see page 99).
Certain cable TV companies have limitations on the broadcast of digital cable
channels. Check with your cable TV company for more information.
Check with your cable TV company if the channels are scrambled or encrypted.
You will need a CableCARD or a separate set-top box to view those channels.
Some optional digital cable broadcast formats may not be supported. If your cable
TV company is broadcasting digital signals in unsupported broadcast formats, you
will need a separate set-top box provided by your cable TV company to view those
channels.
The digital cable channel may be set to Hide in the Channel Menu (see page 99).
Use the Digital Channels feature to search for new digital channels (see page 99).
Other Info
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Memory Stick
Problem
Possible Remedies
Image does not display/Cannot s
s
see all files
s
s
s
Other Info
s
JPEG image displays
s
undesirable motion or flicker in
full screen
Rotation not saved after
s
Memory Stick is ejected or
Memory Stick Viewer is closed s
s
Cannot show (or hide) file
information in full screen or
Slide Show
Cannot set print quantity
s
s
Other Info
Cannot see Menu
s
Cannot hear audio while using s
Memory Stick
s
s
Not all MP3 files on Memory s
Stick are included when the
Music /Complete List option is s
selected (page 88)
Cannot see MP3 list to play
s
music
MP3 file does not play back
s
correctly
MP3 files on the Memory Stick s
are not listed
Music files are playing in wrong s
order
MPEG1 movie does not play
back correctly
s
s
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Make sure the image file is a JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) file or an MPEG1 (.mpg, .mpeg) file.
Make sure the Memory Stick is inserted properly (see page 78).
Check the Filter option setting (see page 89).
Check the Select Folder setting (see page 89) and ensure that files are either in
DCF directories if Digital Camera Folders is selected (see page 89), or in the
currently selected folder if Select a Folder is selected (see page 89).
The maximum number of files the Memory Stick Viewer can display is 2,000 files
total, including all JPEG, MPEG1, and MP3 files.
If you are using a Memory Stick with the Memory Select function, try changing
the position of the A/B select switch.
JPEGs captured using a digital video camera may appear to display motion in full
screen. This is a result of the way digital video cameras record still images, and is
not a result of a malfunction with the TV.
The Memory Stick might be locked. Unlock the Memory Stick and try rotating the
image again.
The file might not have information (EXIF data) that is usually generated when a
digital camera records a photo. In this case, it is not possible to save the rotation.
There might be insufficient space on the Memory Stick to save the rotated file. Try
deleting one or more files and rotating the image again.
Set the File Information option to On or Off (see page 88).
The Memory Stick might be locked. Unlock the Memory Stick and try rotating the
image again.
Press V to display the Menu again.
Check the TV’s volume or Speaker (page 96) settings.
To hear JPEG voice memo in full screen view, select the Digital Camera Folders
option and set the Filter option to Show All Print Marks.
Check that the Music option is not to set to Off (see page 88).
The Memory Stick Viewer can display a maximum of 2,000 files total, including
all JPEG, MPEG1, and MP3 files.
Make sure that the file is named with the file extension (.mp3).
MP3 files on your Memory Stick only can be played as background music during a
Slide Show (see page 88).
The Memory Stick Viewer supports only MP3 files with a fixed data rate of
128 kbps (kilobits per second).
Only MP3 files that are named with the file extension (.mp3) are displayed in the
list.
MP3 files are played in alphabetical order, according to the folder in which they
are stored. If you want to change the playlist order, rename your files
alphabetically in the order in which you want them to play.
Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not be compatible with the Memory Stick
Viewer.
MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be
played back with the Memory Stick Viewer.
Problem
Possible Remedies
MPEG1 quality is poor when
enlarged (page 86)
Error message is displayed
s
s
s
s
s
Error icon is displayed
The quality of the movie when enlarged depends on the resolution of the MPEG1
file. See your camera’s instruction manual for details.
No Memory Stick
There is no Memory Stick in the slot.
Memory Stick
The lock mechanism on the Memory Stick is engaged.
Locked
Memory Stick Error
The Memory Stick in the slot might be damaged; try a
different Memory Stick.
Format Error
The Memory Stick may have been formatted using a PC
or other device that is not compatible with cameras.
The file is not a valid MPEG1 or JPEG format, or it is a
progressive JPEG (which is not supported).
The thumbnail is not DCF-compatible.
The file is a JPEG or an MPEG1, but the thumbnail is
unreadable.
Other Info
The file is unreadable.
Audio
Problem
Possible Remedies
Good picture, no sound
s
s
s
s
Cannot gain enough volume
when using a cable box
Sound seems weak or
insufficient
Cannot raise the volume on
external audio speakers
There is no sound from
WOOFER
s
s
s
s
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Other Info
Press MUTING so that the word Muting disappears from the screen (see page 56).
Make sure the Speaker option is set to On in the Audio Menu (see page 96).
Make sure the MTS option is set to Stereo or Mono (see page 95).
Increase the volume of the cable box using the cable box’s remote control. Then
press TV (FUNCTION) and adjust the TV’s volume.
The TV’s audio might be set to Auto SAP or Mono, when it might be better set to
Stereo. In the Audio Menu (see page 95), set the MTS setting to Stereo. If
already set to Stereo, switch to Mono (which may reduce background noise
during weak stereo broadcasts).
If the Speaker option is set to Off and the Audio Out option is set to Fixed (in
order to output the sound to your audio system) use your audio receiver to adjust
the sound (see page 96). Or, to use the TV remote control, set the Audio Out
option to Variable.
To turn on the TV speakers, set the Speaker option to On (see page 96).
Check the screen if there is a display message stating the WOOFER is
disconnected. If the message is shown, you may need to contact your dealer or
Sony Customer Information Service Center to check the connection.
Other Info
Video
Problem
Possible Remedies
No picture (screen not lit), no
sound
s
s
s
s
s
Dark, poor or no picture (screen s
lit), good sound
s
s
No color./Dark picture./
s
Color is not correct.
s
Only snow and noise appear on s
the screen
s
s
Dotted lines or stripes
s
s
Double images or ghosts
s
Striped noise during
s
playback/recording of a VCR s
Image left on screen
The screen flickers when
turning on the TV.
“Black box” on screen
Bars appear at the top and
bottom of the screen
s
s
s
s
s
s
Other Info
Certain programs on DVD or s
other digital sources display a
loss of detail, especially during
fast-motion or dark scenes
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If your TV does not turn on, and a red light keeps flashing, your TV may need
service. Call your local Sony Service Center.
Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
Press the POWER button on the right side of the TV.
Press the TV/VIDEO button to cycle through the connected video sources.
Try another channel; it could be station trouble.
Adjust the Picture option in the Video Menu (see page 92).
Adjust the Brightness option in the Video Menu (see page 92).
Check the antenna/cable connections.
Press the PICTURE (MODE) button to select the desired Picture mode
(see page 56).
Adjust the Color option in the Video Menu (see page 92).
Check the antenna/cable connections.
Try another channel; it could be station trouble.
Press ANT to change the input mode (see page 57).
Adjust the antenna.
Move the TV away from noise sources such as cars, neon signs, or hair-dryers.
Using a highly directional outdoor antenna or a cable may solve the problem.
Video head interference. Keep your VCR away from the TV.
Leave a space of 30 cm (11 7/8 inches) between your VCR and the TV to avoid
noise.
Avoid installing your VCR in front of the TV or at the side of the TV.
Perform image retention recovery. (see page 98)
Use the Screen Saver function (see page 98).
This is caused by feature of the Plasma Display Panel, and does not indicate a
malfunction of the TV.
You have selected a text option in the Setup Menu and no text is available. (See
page 104 to reset Setup selections.) To turn off this feature, set the Caption Vision
option to Off. If you were trying to select closed captioning, select CC1 instead of
TEXT 1-4.
Some wide-screen programs are filmed in aspect ratios that are greater than 16:9,
such as 2.35:1. (This is especially common with theatrical releases). Your TV will
show these programs with bars at the top and bottom of the screen. For more
details, check the documentation that came with your DVD (or contact your
program provider).
The compression used by certain digital broadcasts and DVDs may cause your
TV’s screen to display less detail than usual, or cause artifacts (small blocks or
dots, pixelations) to appear on your screen. This is due to your TV’s large screen
and ability to show very fine detail, and is normal for certain digitally recorded
programs. Adjust the reality/clarity in the DRC Palette option (see page 93) to
optimize the picture while viewing these sources.
General
Problem
Possible Remedies
How to reset TV to factory
settings
s
How to restore Video settings to s
factory settings
How to restore Audio settings to s
factory settings
Cannot cycle through the other s
video equipment connected to
the TV
Cannot operate Menu
s
Lost password
s
Digital cable box does not work s
Cannot record digital channels s
to VCR
If a Menu option appears in gray, this indicates that the TV is in a state in which
the Menu option is not available.
In the password screen (see page 101), enter the following master password: 4357.
The master password clears your previous password; it cannot be used to
temporarily unblock channels.
The LED (see page 16) blinks when the TV is turned on, then shuts off when the
picture is displayed. If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the TV
needs service. When lit, indicates that the timer is set (page 107). When the timer
is set, this LED will remain lit even when the TV is turned off.
If you are connecting a VCR and digital cable box using a splitter, as described on
page 32, you must use a special bi-directional splitter that is designed to work with
your digital cable box. Contact your cable TV company for details.
Only analog channels can be recorded to your VCR.
Other Info
TIMER LED on front panel is lit s
Turn on the TV. While holding down the RESET button on the remote control,
press the POWER button on the right side of the TV. (The TV will turn itself off,
then back on again.) Release the RESET button.
Press the RESET button on the remote control while in the Video Menu (see page
92).
Press the RESET button on the remote control while in the Audio Menu (see page
95).
Be sure the Label Video Inputs option is not set to Skip (see page 105).
Other Info
117
Specifications
Panel System
Plasma Display panel
Display resolution
KDE-37XS955
1024 pixels (horizontal) × 1024 pixels (vertical)
KDE-42XS955
1024 pixels (horizontal) × 1024 pixels (vertical)
KDE-50XS955
1365 pixels (horizontal) × 768 pixels (vertical)
Antenna
75 ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF
Television System
NTSC
Channel Coverage
Power Requirements
American TV Standard
ATSC (8VSB terrestrial)
ATSC compliant 8VSB
QAM on cable
ITU-T J.83 Annex B compliant 64/256 QAM
Terrestrial (analog)
2-69
Cable TV (analog)
1-125
Terrestrial (digital)
2-69
Cable TV (digital)
1-135
120V, 60 Hz
Other Info
Inputs/Outputs
HDMI IN
Video
1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Audio
Two channel linear PCM 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz,
16, 20 and 24 bits
Video (IN)
3 total (1 on left side panel)
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative
S Video (IN)
3 total (1 on left side panel)
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p (Burst signal), 75 ohms
Audio (IN)
5 total (1 on left side panel)
500 mVrms (100% modulation)
Impedance: 47 kilohm
Component Video Input
2 (Y, PB, PR)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative;
PB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
CONTROL S (IN)
1
Mini jack
CONTROL S (OUT)
1
Mini jack
Digital Audio Optical Output
(PCM/Dolby Digital)
1
Optical rectangular (1)
Variable/Fixed Audio (OUT)
1
More than 408 mVrms at the maximum volume
setting (Variable)
More than 408 mVrms (Fixed)
Impedance (output): 2 kilohms
Sub woofer (OUT)
1
Phono jack
CableCARD™ slot
PCMCIA Type I/II
Screen Size (measured diagonally)
Other Info
Speaker Output
KDE-37XS955
37 inches
KDE-42XS955
42 inches
KDE-50XS955
50 inches
25 W × 2 + 50 W woofer
CENTER SPEAKER IN
Max. 180 W (6 Ω), 1 kHz, Sensitivity 30 Vp-p
Dimensions (W × H × D)
KDE-37XS955
1048 × 679 × 360 mm
(41 3/8 × 26 3/4 × 14 1/4 in)
KDE-42XS955
1139 × 752 × 360 mm
(44 7/8 × 29 5/8 × 14 1/4 in)
KDE-50XS955
1336 × 870 × 360 mm
(52 5/8 × 34 3/8 × 14 1/4 in)
118
Mass
Power Consumption
Supplied Accessories
51.0 kg (112 lb 7 oz)
KDE-42XS955
56.5 kg (124 lb 9 oz)
KDE-50XS955
68.0 kg (149 lb 14 5/8 oz)
In Use
KDE-37XS955: 350 W
KDE-42XS955: 385 W
KDE-50XS955: 450 W
In Standby
0.5 W
CableCARD Standby
KDE-37XS955: 26 W
KDE-42XS955: 26 W
KDE-50XS955: 29 W
Remote Control (1)
AA (R6) Batteries (2)
AC power cord (1)
AC plug holder (1)
Cable band (1)
Cable band screw (1)
AC cord clamp (1)
Cleaning Cloth (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Quick Setup Guide (1)
Warranty Card (1)
RM-Y1004
Other Info
KDE-37XS955
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Other Info
119
Optional Accessories
s HDMI cable
s Component video cable
s S video cable
s A/V cable
s Audio cable
s Optical cable
s Control S cable: RK-G69
Other Info
Other Info
s TV Stand: SU-PF3L (for KDE-50XS955)
SU-PF3M (for KDE-37/42XS955)
SU-PW3M (for KDE-37/42/50XS955)
120
Index
4:3 Default settings 98
A
Alternate Audio 66
Alternate Video 66
ANT button 57
Applications menu 91, 107
Audio Menu 91, 95
Audio Out 96
AUDIO OUT jack, described 19
audio receiver, connecting 49
Auto Program (channel setup) 53
Auto SAP, MTS setting 95
B
balance, adjusting 95
bass, adjusting 95
bilingual audio 95
blocking programs. See ratings.
BN Smoother 94
brightness, adjusting 92
C
cable
described 19
with VCR, connecting 30
cable box
Twin View issues 69
using with remote control 60
with, VCR connecting 32
CableCARD™
inserting card 51
slot, described 18
troubleshooting 112
using 51
Caption Vision 104
CATV. See cable
Center Speaker In 96
CENTER SPEAKER IN jack,
described 19
changing picture size, in Twin
View 71
CHANNEL buttons 17, 57
Channel Menu 91, 99
channels
creating labels 100
setting up 53
troubleshooting 113
CineMotion 12, 93
Clear Voice 95
clearing, Favorite Channels 72
Clock/Timers 107
closed caption modes 91, 104
Color Corrector 94
color, adjusting 92
CONTROL S 50
CONTROL S IN/OUT jack,
described 19
Cool, Color Temp. 92
Custom 95
Dynamic 95
E
ENT button 57
error messages, Memory Stick
115
F
F1 button 57
F2 button 57
Favorite Channels
clearing 72
in Channel menu 99
using 72, 73
FAVORITES button 56
Fixed audio setting 96
Full mode, setting 97, 98
FUNCTION buttons 56
D
Diagnostics 108
Digital CC 106
Digital Channels 99
Digital Reality Creation 12
Direct Mode 93
DISPLAY button 57
Display unit
connecting 20
controls 16
DRC Function 93
DRC Mode 93
DRC Palette 93
DRC. See Digital Reality
Creation.
DTE 94
DVD 5.1Channel using with
remote control 62
DVD player
using with remote control 61
with A/V connectors,
connecting 43
DVD/VCR Operating button 56
DVD/VCR, SAT/CABLE Power
buttons 56
G
Game Mode 93
Game Picture 97
GUIDE button 56
H
HD/DVD IN jack (1080i/720p/
480p/ 480i), described 19
HDMI IN jack, described 19
High-Definition Multimedia
Interface (HDMI) 13, 110
hue, adjusting 92
I
Illuminated 105
Image Retention 1, 98
Info Banner 104
interlaced 110
J, K
JUMP button 57
(Continued)
121
L
P, Q
Label
channels 100
videos 105
Language, setting 105
parental control, described 13
Parental Lock Menu 91, 101
Password 101
Phase 96
photos
viewing thumbnails 81
PICTURE button 56
picture contrast, adjusting 92
Picture in Picture. See Twin
View.
PICTURE OFF LED 16
POWER button 17, 57
POWER LED 16
Power Saving 105
POWER SAVING button 56
Pro (Video) mode 92
problems, troubleshooting 111–
117
T, U
R
V
Other Info
M
Memory Stick
DUO 79
features 75
Index 81
indicator 17
inserting 78
panning photos 85
photo options 84
playing movies 86
precautions 90
removing 80
rotating photos 85
slide show options 88
slot 17
troubleshooting 114
viewing photos 83
zooming photos 85
MENU button 57, 91
Menu Color 105
Menus
Applications 91, 107
Audio 91, 95
Channel 91, 99
Parental Lock 91, 101
Screen 91, 97
Setup 91, 104
Video 91, 92
Mode1, 2 93
Mono, MTS setting 95
movies
viewing thumbnails 81
MTS 95
MTS/SAP button 57
MUTING button 56
N
Neutral, Color Temp. 92
Noise Reduction 93
Normal mode, setting 97, 98
O
off, turning off the TV 17
on, turning on the TV 17
Overscan 98
122
ratings, setting 101–103
ratings, viewing blocked
programs 102, 103
remote control
Inserting Batteries 55
programming 58–59
troubleshooting 112
RESET button 57
resetting
Audio options 95
S
S VIDEO jack, described 17, 19
satellite receiver, using with
remote control 60
Screen menu 97
Screen Saver 98
setting up channels 53
Setup menu 91, 104
sharpness, adjusting 92
Show/Hide channels 99
Simulated, Effect 95
sizing, picture in Twin View 71
SOUND MODE button 56
speakers
turning on/off 96
using external speakers 96
specifications 118
Standard mode 92
STANDBY LED 16
Steady Sound
described 13
setting 95
Stereo, MTS setting 95
SUBWOOFER OUT jack,
described 19
surround sound 95
TIMER LED 16, 117
treble, adjusting 95
troubleshooting 111–117
TruSurround, Effect 95
turning on/off the TV 17
TV/VIDEO button 17, 57
Twin View
troubleshooting 111
using 69–71
Variable audio setting 96
VCR
using with remote control 61
with cable box, connecting 32
with cable, connecting 30
with satellite receiver,
connecting 38
Vertical Center, adjusting 98
Vertical Size 98
VHF/UHF jack, described 19
Video Menu 91, 92
Video modes, selecting 92
VIDEO/AUDIO (VAR/FIX/R/
L) jacks, described 19
Vivid mode 92
VOL buttons 17, 56
W, X, Y
Warm, Color Tempe. 92
WIDE button 56
Wide Mode 97
Wide Screen Mode 67
Wide Screen, described 13
Wide Zoom mode, setting 97, 98
Woofer Level 95
Z
zoom feature, with Twin View
71
Zoom mode, setting 97, 98
Other Info
123
2-148-836-12 (1)
Flat Panel Color TV KDE-37XS955/KDE-42XS955/KDE-50XS955
Flat Panel Color TV
Operating Instructions
KDE-37XS955
KDE-42XS955
KDE-50XS955
Printed on 100% recycled paper.
Printed in Japan
 2004 Sony Corporation
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