Sony KV-36FS17 36" TV

Sony KV-36FS17 36" TV

4-081-77622

TM

© 2001 by Sony Corporation

Operating Instructions

KV-36FS13 KV-36FS17

WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose the TV to rain or moisture.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

ATTENTION

RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE,

NE PAS OUVRIR

PRECAUCION

RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELECTRICO

NO ABRIR

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance

(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

CAUTION

TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF

PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

CAUTION

When using TV games, computers, and similar products with your

TV, keep the brightness and contrast functions at low settings. If a fixed (non-moving) pattern is left on the screen for long periods of time at a high brightness or contrast setting, the image can be permanently imprinted onto the screen. Continuously watching the same program can cause the imprint of station logos onto the

TV screen. These types of imprints are not covered by your warranty because they are the result of misuse.

Note on Caption Vision

This television receiver provides display of television closed captioning in accordance with §15.119 of the FCC rules.

Note on Cleaning the TV

Clean the TV with a soft dry cloth. Never use strong solvents such as thinner or benzine, which might damage the finish of the cabinet.

Note to CATV System Installer

This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

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.

NOTIFICATION

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC

Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference with radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antennas.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

Safety

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.

Installing

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.

The AC power cord is attached to the rear of the TV with hooks. Do not attempt to remove the cord from these hooks.

Doing so could cause damage to the TV

As an E

NERGY

S

TAR

Partner,

Sony has determined that this product or product models meets the E

NERGY

S

TAR

guidelines for energy efficiency.

E

NERGY

S

TAR

is a U.S. registered mark.

Owner’s Record

The model and serial numbers are provided on the front of this instruction manual and at the rear of the TV. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.

About this Manual

This manual is for models KV-36FS13 and KV-36FS17. The menu and illustrations shown are for model KV-36FS17 to show the maximum features available. Differences in operation will be indicated in the text, for example, “For KV-36FS13 only.”

Important Safeguards

For your protection, please read these instructions completely, and keep this manual for future reference.

Carefully observe and comply with all warnings, cautions and instructions placed on the set or described in the operating instructions or service manual.

WARNING

To guard against injury, the following basic safety precautions should be observed in the installation, use and servicing of the set.

Use

Power Sources

This set should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the serial/model plate. If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local power company. For those sets designed to operate from battery power, refer to the operating instructions.

Grounding or Polarization

This set is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding).

Follow the instructions below:

For the set with a polarized AC power cord plug

This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug 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.

Alternate Warning

For the set 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.

Always turn the set off when it is not being used. When the set is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet as a precaution against the possibility of an internal malfunction that could create a fire hazard.

If a snapping or popping sound from a TV set is continuous or frequent while the TV is operating, unplug the TV and consult your dealer or service technician. It is normal for some TV sets to make occasional snapping or popping sounds, particularly when being turned on or off.

Object and Liquid Entry

Never push objects of any kind into the set through the cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the set.

Cleaning

Unplug the set from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the set.

Installation

Attachments

Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.

Water and Moisture

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.

Accessories

Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand, table or shelf. The set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult and serious damage to the set. Use only a cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer for the specific model of TV.

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.

Ventilation

The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.

Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.

Never place the set in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided.

Never block the slots and openings by placing the set on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.

Do not place the set near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct sunlight.

Power-Cord Protection

Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord, and do not place the set where the power cord is subject to wear or abuse.

Antennas

Outdoor Antenna Grounding

If an outdoor antenna is installed, follow the precautions below. An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.

WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM,

EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO KEEP FROM

CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS

CONTACT WITH THEM IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.

Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.

Section 810 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in USA and

Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code in Canada provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

Antenna Grounding According to the NEC

Refer to section 54-300 of Canadian Electrical Code for Antenna

Grounding.

Antenna lead-in wire

Ground clamp

Antenna discharge unit

(NEC Section 810-20)

Electrical wire equipment

NEC: National Electrical Code

Ground clamps

Antenna lead-in wire

Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Art 250 Part H)

Lightning

For added protection for this television receiver during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna.

This will prevent damage to the receiver due to lightning and power-line surges.

Service

Damage Requiring Service

Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

If liquid has been spilled into the set.

If the set has been exposed to rain or water.

If the set has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.

If the set does not operate normally when following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the set to normal operation.

When the set exhibits a distinct change in performance, it indicates a need for service.

Servicing

Do not attempt to service the set yourself since opening the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Replacement Parts

When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician certifies in writing that he has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original parts.

Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.

Safety Check

Upon completion of any service or repairs to the set, ask the service technician to perform routine safety checks (as specified by the manufacturer) to determine that the set is in safe operating condition, and to so certify. When the set reaches the end of its useful life, improper disposal could result in a picture tube implosion. Ask a qualified service technician to dispose of the set.

Contents

Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega

Overview................................................................1

Presenting the FD Trinitron Wega......................2

Package Contents ..................................................3

Using the Remote Control ...................................3

Installing the TV

Overview................................................................9

TV Controls and Connectors .............................10

Basic Connections (Connecting a Cable or Antenna) ..................................................12

Connecting a VCR and Cable............................16

Connecting a VCR and Cable Box

(KV-36FS17 only) ........................................17

Connecting Two VCRs for Tape Editing .........20

Connecting a Satellite Receiver.........................21

Connecting a Satellite Receiver with a VCR ...22

Connecting an Audio Receiver .........................24

Connecting a DVD Player with

Component Video Connectors..................25

Connecting a DVD Player with A/V

Connectors ...................................................26

Connecting a Camcorder ...................................27

Setting Up the TV Automatically .....................28

Using the Features

Overview..............................................................29

Using Favorite Channels ...................................30

Using Picture in Picture (PIP)

(KV-36FS17 only) ........................................31

Using the Menus

Overview..............................................................35

Using the Video Menu ......................................36

Using the Audio Menu .....................................38

Using the Channel Menu ..................................40

Using the Parent Menu .....................................42

Using the Timer Menu ......................................45

Using the Setup Menu.......................................46

Using the Basic Menu........................................48

Other Information

Overview..............................................................49

Programming the Remote Control ...................50

Operating Other Components with Your

TV Remote Control.....................................52

Troubleshooting ..................................................54

Specifications .......................................................56

Index .....................................................................57

Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega

Overview

This chapter defines the contents of your Wega TV and provides an overview of how to set up and use basic features.

Topic

Presenting the FD Trinitron Wega

Package Contents

Using the Remote Control

Page

2

3

3

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Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega

Presenting the FD Trinitron Wega

The FD Trinitron Wega (pronounced VAY-GAH) is characterized by outstanding contrast, uncompromising accuracy, and corner-tocorner detail.

You will recognize the superiority of Wega technology almost immediately. The first thing you will probably notice is minimal glare from the flat picture tube. This flat-screen technology improves picture detail without distortion, unlike conventional curved screens.

The FD Trinitron delivers outstanding image detail not only at the screen center, but also at the corners — so you can enjoy a bright, clear picture from any location in a room.

Features

Some of the features that you will enjoy with your new TV include:

16:9 Enhancement:

Vertical Compression technology that maximizes picture resolution on “anamorphic” or “enhanced for widescreen” sources, including selected DVDs.

Velocity Modulation:

Vertical line enhancement that sharpens picture definition.

Parental Control:

V-Chip technology allows parents to block unsuitable programming for younger viewers.

Component Video Input:

Offers the best video quality for DVD player connections.

S-VIDEO Input:

Provides a high-quality image for connected equipment.

Also, on the KV-36FS17 model:

Dual Tuner Picture in Picture (PIP):

Allows you to watch two programs at once.

Favorite Channel Preview:

Preview up to eight favorite channels without leaving the current channel.

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Package Contents

Along with your new Trinitron TV, the packing box contains a remote control and two AA batteries. These items are all you need to set it up and operate the TV in its basic configuration.

Most peripherals come with the necessary cables to connect them. If you want to set up special configurations, you may need to buy extra cables or connectors. It is best to ensure that you have all needed materials on hand before beginning a special-connection project.

Using the Remote Control

The remote control is the primary mechanism for controlling your TV.

Handle the remote control with care. avoid dropping it, getting it wet, placing it in direct sunlight, near a heater, or where the humidity is high.

Inserting Batteries

Insert two size AA (R6) batteries (supplied) by matching the + and – on the batteries to the diagram inside the 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.

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Button Descriptions

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 q;

RM-Y180

Model

KV-36FS13

KV-36FS17

(See page 6) qa qs qd qf qg qh qj qk ql w;

Remote

RM-Y180

RM-Y181

The POWER button on the remote control (no. 11 in the illustration below) activates both the remote control and the TV.

Button

1 MUTING

2 SYSTEM OFF

3 TV/VCR m

M

N x

X

RECORD

4

SLEEP

5 PICTURE MODE

6

JUMP

7

TV/SAT

8 RESET

9

VOL +/q; CODE SET qa POWER buttons

(GREEN)

Description

Mutes the sound. Press again or press VOL + to restore the sound.

Powers off all Sony equipment at once. (This feature may not work with older Sony equipment.)

Switch between TV and VCR mode. If you have a non-Sony VCR, you will need to program the remote control to recognize your VCR. For details, see

“Programming the Remote Control” on page 50

Rewind

Fast-forward

Play

Stop

Pause (Press again to resume playback or recording)

To record, press N and z simultaneously.

Press repeatedly until the TV displays the time in minutes (15, 30, 45, 60, or 90) that you want the TV to remain on before shutting off automatically. Cancel by pressing until SLEEP OFF appears.

Cycles through the available video picture modes:

Vivid, Standard, Movie, Sports. Also available in the Video

menu. For details, see “Selecting Video Options” on page 36.

Press to jump back and forth between two channels.

The TV alternates between the current channel and the last channel that was selected.

Switches between the TV and SAT (satellite) inputs when in SAT FUNCTION mode.

Provides quick access for changing available audio

settings. For details, see “Selecting Audio Options” on page 38.

Press when in a menu to reset the settings to the factory defaults.

Adjusts the volume.

Used for programming the remote control to operate non-Sony video equipment. For details, see

“Programming the Remote Control” on page 50.

Turn on and off the TV and other audio/video equipment.

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Button

qs FUNCTION buttons

(WHITE) qd qf qg qh qj qk

TV/VIDEO

DISPLAY

MTS/SAP

0 - 9 and ENTER

GUIDE

Description

Select the equipment (TV, VCR/DVD, SAT/CABLE) that you want to operate. The indicator lights up momentarily when pressed to show which device the remote control is operating.

Cycles through the video equipment connected to your

TV’s video inputs.

Press once to display the current time and channel label (if set) and channel number. Press again to turn

Display off. For details on setting the time, see “To set the Current Time” on page 45.

Cycles through the Multi-channel TV Sound (MTS) options: Stereo, Auto-SAP (Second Audio Program), and

Mono. For details, see “Using the Audio Menu” on page 38.

Press 0 - 9 to select a channel, the channel changes after

2 seconds. Press ENTER to select immediately.

Displays the program guide of your satellite antenna.

Arrows and Select. Pressing down on the center button selects the item.

ql w;

MENU

CH +/-

Press to display the TV menu. Press again to exit from the menus.

Scan through channels.

5

8

9

1

2

3

4

5

Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega

6

7 q;

RM-Y181

qk ql w; qd qf qg qh qj qa qs wa

The POWER button on the remote control (no. 11 in the illustration below) activates both the remote control and the TV.

Button Description

1 MUTING Mutes the sound. Press again or press VOL + to restore the sound.

2

SYSTEM OFF

Powers off all Sony equipment at once. (This feature may not work with older Sony equipment.)

3 TV/VCR CONTROLS and PIP CONTROLS

AUDIO

4

CH+/-

FREEZE

PIP

POSITION

SWAP

TV/VCR

TV/VIDEO

SLEEP

Alternates sound between the main picture and the window picture.

Changes the channel in the window picture.

Freezes the window picture. Press again to restore the picture.

Turns on/off PIP. For details, see “Using Picture in

Picture (PIP)” on page 31.

Moves the location of the window picture.

Switches the position of the main picture with the window picture.

Changes the VHF/UHF output of the VCR.

In the window picture, cycles through the video equipment connected to your TV’s video inputs: TV,

VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3, VIDEO 4.

Press repeatedly until the TV displays the time in minutes (15, 30, 45, 60, or 90) that you want the TV to remain on before shutting off automatically. Cancel by pressing until SLEEP OFF appears.

5

PICTURE MODE

6 JUMP

7 TV/SAT

Cycles through the available video picture modes:

Vivid, Standard, Movie, Sports. Also available in the Video

menu. For details, see “Selecting Video Options” on page 36.

Press to jump back and forth between two channels.

The TV alternates between the current channel and the last channel that was selected.

Switches between the TV and SAT (satellite) inputs when in SAT FUNCTION mode.

8

9 q;

RESET

VOL +/-

CODE SET

Provides quick access for changing available audio

settings. For details, see “Selecting Audio Options” on page 38.

Press when in a menu to reset the settings to the factory defaults.

Adjusts the volume.

Used for programming the remote control to operate non-Sony video equipment. For details, see

“Programming the Remote Control” on page 50.

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Button

qa POWER buttons

(GREEN) qs

FUNCTION buttons

(WHITE) qd qf qg qh qj qk ql

TV/VIDEO

ANT

DISPLAY

MTS/SAP

0 - 9 and ENTER

GUIDE

Description

Turn on and off the TV and other audio/video equipment.

Select the equipment (TV, VCR/DVD, SAT/CABLE) that you want to operate. The indicator lights up momentarily when pressed to show which device the remote control is operating.

Cycles through the video equipment connected to your

TV’s video inputs.

Changes the VHF/UHF input to the AUX input.

Press once to display the current time and channel label (if set) and channel number. Press again to turn

Display off. For details on setting the time, see “To set the Current Time” on page 45.

Cycles through the Multi-channel TV Sound (MTS) options: Stereo, Auto-SAP (Second Audio Program), and

Mono. For details, see “Using the Audio Menu” on page 38.

Press 0 - 9 to select a channel, the channel changes after

2 seconds. Press ENTER to select immediately.

Displays the program guide of your satellite antenna.

Arrows and Select. Pressing down on the center button selects the item.

w; wa

MENU

CH+/-

Press to display the TV menu. Press again to exit from the menus.

Changes the channel in the main picture.

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Overview

This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your TV.

Topic

TV Controls and Connectors

Basic Connections (Connecting a Cable or Antenna)

Connecting a VCR and Cable

Connecting a VCR and Cable Box (KV-36FS17 only)

Connecting Two VCRs for Tape Editing

Connecting a Satellite Receiver

Connecting a Satellite Receiver with a VCR

Connecting an Audio Receiver

Connecting a DVD Player with Component Video

Connectors

Connecting a DVD Player with A/V Connectors

Connecting a Camcorder

Setting Up the TV Automatically

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Note About the AC

Power Cord

The AC power cord is attached to the rear of the TV with hooks. Use caution when removing the AC plug from its holder. Gently slide the cord in the upward direction without removing the cord from the two lower hooks.

You can detach the cord from this hook

Do not remove the cord from the hook

AC Power cord

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TV Controls and Connectors

Front Panel Menu

Controls

The front panel menu controls allow access to the on-screen menus without the use of a remote control. Pressing the

MENU button brings up the on-screen menus. The arrow buttons ( Vv) move the on-screen cursor in the menus and the ( ) button selects the menu item.

TV Rear Panel

Model KV-36FS13

6

4

7

1

2

3

3

Model KV-36FS17

5

4

6

7

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10

Installing the TV

Back Panel Descriptions

Connection Description

1

AUX

(KV-36FS17)

2

3

4

5

6

7

TO CONVERTER

(KV-36FS17)

VHF/UHF

S VIDEO

AUDIO (L/R)/

VIDEO

Y, P

B

, P

R

, L, R

AUDIO OUT

(VAR/FIX)

L (MONO)/R

Allows you to view local and cable channels if your cable provider does not feature local channels. You can switch between local and cable channels easily by pressing ANT on the remote control. Devices connected to the AUX input cannot be viewed in PIP.

This is a VHF/UHF out jack that lets you set up your TV to switch between scrambled channels (through a cable box) and normal cable channels (CATV). Use this jack instead of a splitter to get better picture quality when needing to switch between scrambled and unscrambled cable channels.

Connects to your VHF/UHF antenna or cable.

Connects to the S VIDEO OUT jack of your VCR or other

S VIDEO-equipped video component. Provides better picture quality than the VHF/UHF jacks or the Video IN jack.

Connects to the audio and video OUT jacks on your VCR or other video component. A third video input (VIDEO

2) is located on the front panel of the TV. The Audio and

Video IN jacks provide better picture quality than the

VHF/UHF jack.

Connects to your DVD player’s or Digital Set-top box’s component video (Y, P

B

, P

R

) and audio (L/R) jacks.

Connects to the left and right audio inputs of your audio or video component. You can use these outputs to listen to your TV’s audio through your stereo system.

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Basic Connections (Connecting a Cable or Antenna)

Connecting Directly to Cable or an

Antenna

The connection you choose depends on the cable found in your home.

Newer homes usually have standard coaxial cable:

VHF Only or VHF/UHF or Cable

75-ohm coaxial cable

VHF/UHF

Rear of TV

Older homes may have 300-ohm, twin-lead cable:

VHF Only or UHF Only or VHF/UHF

300-ohm twin lead cable

VHF/UHF

Rear of TV

Antenna connector

Other homes may have both:

VHF and UHF

75-ohm coaxial cable

U/V Mixer

(not supplied)

VHF/UHF

Rear of TV

300-ohm twin lead cable

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Cable and Antenna

(KV-36FS17 only)

If your cable provider does not feature local channels, you may find this set-up convenient.

CATV cable

AUX

Rear of TV

TO CONVERTER

(No connection to

TO CONVERTER)

VHF/UHF

Rear of TV

Antenna cable

To receive channels using an antenna, instead of using the CATV cable

1

Select antenna mode by pressing the ANT button on the remote control. (This is a toggle: pressing the button once selects antenna mode; pressing the button again selects cable mode.)

2

Turn the Cable to OFF (see page 40).

3

Perform the Auto Program function (see page 40).

Basic Cable Box

Connections

Cable Box and Cable

This is the preferred basic cable TV hookup to use if your cable TV company scrambles some channels, but not all of them (pay channels vs. regular cable channels), and you need to use a cable box.

With this setup you can:

Use the TV remote control to change channels on your cable box when the signal is scrambled.

Use the TV remote control to change channels using your TV when the signal is not scrambled. (Your TV’s tuner provides a better signal than the cable box.)

Use the PIP feature normally with the CATV input.

Use the PIP feature partially with the cable box. (When you switch the TV input to AUX — to use the cable box — the scrambled picture will display only in the main window. If you turn on the PIP, you will be able to see any of the regular channels in the PIP window, but you cannot SWAP the pictures between the main and PIP windows.)

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1

Connect the Cable TV cable to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack.

2

Using a coaxial cable, connect the TV’s TO CONVERTER jack to the cable box’s IN jack. The TV’s internal converter allows you to switch between unscrambled signals coming straight into the TV and scrambled signals coming in through the cable box, eliminating the need for an external splitter.

3

Using a coaxial cable, connect the cable box’s OUT jack to the

TV’s AUX jack.

IN

Cable box 75-ohm coaxial cable

(not supplied)

AUX

Rear of TV

OUT

3

2

TO CONVERTER

Rear of TV

75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied)

1

CATV cable (unscrambled channels)

VHF/UHF

Rear of TV

To switch between channels from cable box and channels from regular cable

❑ Press the ANT button on the TV remote control. (This is a toggle: pressing the button once selects the cable box; pressing the button again selects regular cable.)

To use the cable box

❑ Have your TV tuner set to channel 3 or 4 (as appropriate) and then use the cable box to switch channels.

To use the TV remote control to switch channels on the cable box

Program the remote control as necessary. (See “Programming the

Remote Control” on page 50.) Then use the remote control to

switch cable box channels.

To prevent the accidental switching of TV channels

❑ When using the cable box, you need your TV to stay on a required channel (usually channel 3 or 4). You can use the TV’s

Channel Fix feature to lock in a specific channel. The Channel Fix

feature is under the Channel menu. For details, see “Using the

Channel Menu” on page 40.

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Cable Box only

Use this hookup if:

You subscribe to a cable TV system that scrambles or encodes all signals, requiring a cable box to view all channels, and

You do not intend to hook up any other audio or video equipment to your TV.

When all channels are routed through your cable box, only one unscrambled signal is sent to the TV, so you cannot use the PIP feature. If some of your channels are scrambled, but others are not,

consider using the hookup “Cable Box and Cable” on page 13

instead.

1

Connect the coaxial connector from your cable service to the cable box’s IN jack.

2

Using a coaxial cable, connect the cable box’s OUT jack to the

TV’s VHF/UHF jack.

Cable

VHF/UHF

Rear of TV

1 2

IN

OUT

Cable box

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Installing the TV

Connecting a VCR and Cable

Use this hookup if you subscribe to a cable TV (CATV) system that does not require a cable box.

1

Connect the CATV cable to the VCR’s IN jack.

2

Using a coaxial cable, connect the VCR’s OUT jack to the TV’s

VHF/UHF jack.

3

Using an A/V cable, connect the VCR’s Audio and Video OUT jacks to the TV’s Audio and Video IN jacks.

If the VCR you are connecting has an S VIDEO jack, you can use an S VIDEO cable for improved picture quality (compared to a combination audio/video cable). Because S VIDEO cables carry only the video signal, you will need audio cables for sound.

TV

CATV

Coaxial cable

VCR

AUDIO-R (red)

AUDIO-L (white)

VIDEO (yellow)

A/V cable

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Installing the TV

Connecting a VCR and Cable Box

(KV-36FS17 only)

Use this hookup if:

Your cable TV company scrambles some channels, but not all of them (pay channels vs. regular cable channels) and you therefore need to use a cable box, and

You want to use the PIP feature.

With this setup you can:

Use the TV remote control to change cable box channels when the signal is scrambled.

Use the TV remote control to change TV channels when the signal is not scrambled. (Your TV’s tuner provides a better signal than the cable box.)

Use the PIP feature.

Record both regular CATV and scrambled channels.

To connect a cable box and a VCR, you will need:

A small, inexpensive device known as a splitter.

Three coaxial cables.

❑ Either a combination audio/video cable, or an S VIDEO cable and audio cables.

1

Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter.

2

Use a coaxial cable to connect one of the two output jacks of the splitter to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack.

3

Use a coaxial cable to connect the other output jack of the splitter to the input jack of the cable box.

4

Use a coaxial cable to connect the output jack of the cable box to the input jack of the VCR.

5

Use the video line (yellow) of a combination audio/video (A/V) cable to connect the video output jack of the VCR to the video input jack of the TV.

If the VCR has an S VIDEO jack, you can use an S VIDEO cable to improve picture quality; replace the yellow video cable of the combination A/V cable with the S VIDEO cable. You will still need audio cables for sound.

Connect the left (white) and right (red) audio output channels of the VCR to the respective input channels on the TV.

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Installing the TV

CATV cable

Splitter

(not supplied)

Cable box

(Continued from the previous page)

Coaxial cable

Coaxial cable

VCR

TV

AUDIO-R (red)

AUDIO-L (white)

VIDEO (yellow)

A/V cable

To view cable box channels

Turn on the VCR and set it to the channel the cable box uses

(channel 3 or 4). Set the TV to VIDEO 1. Use the cable box to switch channels.

To use the TV remote control to switch channels on the cable box

Program the remote control as necessary. (See “Programming the

Remote Control” on page 50.) Then use the remote control to

switch cable box channels.

To use the TV remote control to switch channels on the VCR

❑ Program the remote control as necessary. (By default, the remote control is set for a Sony VCR; to change to another brand see

“Programming the Remote Control” on page 50.) Then use the

VCR buttons on the remote control to switch VCR channels.

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Installing the TV

To use PIP with the Cable Box

❑ Turn on the cable box and VCR. Use the remote control’s TV/VIDEO

(yellow) button to set the PIP output to VIDEO 1. Change the PIP channel via the cable box. (The cable box’s tuner is used as the

PIP video source; if you do not turn on the cable box, the PIP will not work.)

This system is needed because the cable box unscrambles only one channel at a time (unlike regular cable, which makes all channels available concurrently).

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Installing the TV

Connecting Two VCRs for Tape Editing

If you connect two VCR’s together, so you can record from one to the other, you may want to monitor the recording process. You can connect the recording VCR into your TV and then view what is being recorded. The procedure below shows you how to do this.

1

Using an A/V cable, connect the playback VCR’s Audio and

Video OUT jacks to the recording VCR’s Audio and Video IN jacks.

2

Using an A/V cable, connect the recording VCR’s Audio and

Video OUT jacks to the TV’s Audio and Video IN jacks.

TV

VCR (playback)

VCR (recording)

AUDIO-R (red)

AUDIO-L (white)

VIDEO (yellow)

A/V cable A/V cable

To change the video input of the VCR.

See your VCR’s user’s guide for instructions.

To view what is being recorded

Use the remote control to set the TV to the video input to which the recording VCR is connected. (VIDEO 1 in the illustration above.)

If the VCRs you are connecting have S VIDEO jacks, you can use S VIDEO cables to improve picture quality; replace the yellow video cable of the combination A/V cable with the S VIDEO cable. You will still need audio cables for sound.

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Installing the TV

Connecting a Satellite Receiver

1

Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s

SATELLITE IN jack.

2

Using an A/V cable, connect the satellite receiver’s Audio and

Video OUT jacks to the TV’s Audio and Video IN jacks.

3

Connect a coaxial cable from your cable or antenna to the TV’s

VHF/UHF jack.

If the satellite receiver has an S VIDEO jack, you can use an S VIDEO cable to improve picture quality; replace the yellow video cable of the combination A/V cable with the S VIDEO cable. You will still need audio cables for sound.

TV

Coaxial cable

Satellite antenna cable

Satellite receiver

AUDIO-R (red)

AUDIO-L (white)

VIDEO (yellow)

A/V cable

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Installing the TV

Connecting a Satellite Receiver with a VCR

1

Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s

SATELLITE IN jack.

2

Connect the CATV cable to the VCR’s VHF/UHF IN jack.

3

Using a coaxial cable, connect the VCR’s OUT jack to the TV’s

VHF/UHF jack.

4

Using an A/V cable, connect the satellite receiver’s Audio and

Video OUT jacks to the VCR’s Audio and Video IN jacks.

5

Using an A/V cable, connect the VCR’s Audio and Video OUT jacks to the TV’s Audio and Video IN jacks.

Satellite antenna cable

Satellite receiver

TV

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VCR

CATV

Coaxial cable

AUDIO-R (red)

AUDIO-L (white)

VIDEO (yellow)

Coaxial cable

A/V cable

If the satellite receiver and VCR have S VIDEO jacks, you can use an S VIDEO cable to improve picture quality; replace the yellow video cable of each combination A/V cable with the S VIDEO cable. You will still need audio cables for sound.

Installing the TV

To change VCR video input

❑ See your VCR’s user’s guide for instructions.

To watch satellite TV, or the VCR

Use the TV/VIDEO on the remote control to select video source.

To watch cable TV

❑ Use the TV/VIDEO on the remote control to select VHF/UHF source.

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Installing the TV

Connecting an Audio Receiver

For improved sound quality, you may want to send the TV’s audio signals to your stereo system. The procedure below tells you how.

1

Using audio cables, connect the TV’s Audio OUT jacks to the audio receiver’s Audio LINE IN jacks.

AUDIO-L

(white)

AUDIO-R

(red)

Line input

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Installing the TV

Connecting a DVD Player with Component

Video Connectors

This is the preferred hookup to use if your DVD player has component video (Y, P

B

, P

R

) jacks.

1

Using three separate component video cables, connect the DVD player’s Y, P

B

and P

R

jacks to the Y, P

B

and P

R

jacks on the TV. Use the VIDEO 4 connections.

The Y, P

B

and P

R

jacks on your DVD player are sometimes labeled Y, C

B

and

C

R

, or Y, B-Y and R-Y. If so, connect the cables to like colors.

2

Using an audio cable, connect the DVD player’s Audio OUT jacks to the TV’s Audio IN jacks. Be sure to use the same column

(VIDEO 4) of inputs that you used for the video connection.

Component video cables

TV

DVD player

AUDIO-R (red)

AUDIO-L (white)

Audio cable

You cannot record the signal from any equipment connected into the Y, P

B

, P

R jacks.

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Installing the TV

Connecting a DVD Player with A/V Connectors

Use this hookup if your DVD player does not have component video

(Y, P

B

, P

R

) jacks.

An S VIDEO connection will give a good quality video signal, but if your DVD player has component video, that connection (described on the previous page) will give an even better video signal.

1

Using audio cables, connect the DVD player’s Audio OUT jacks to the TV’s Audio IN jacks.

2

Using an S VIDEO cable, connect the DVD player’s S VIDEO jack to the TV’s S VIDEO jack.

TV

S VIDEO cable

DVD player

AUDIO-R (red)

AUDIO-L (white)

Audio cable

To switch between your TV and DVD

❑ Use the TV/VIDEO button on the remote control to switch from one input device to another.

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Installing the TV

Connecting a Camcorder

For easy connection of a camcorder, the TV has front Audio and

Video inputs (shown below). If you prefer, however, you can connect the camcorder to the TV’s rear Audio and Video IN jacks.

1

Using A/V cables, connect the camcorder’s Audio and Video

OUT jacks to the TV’s Audio and Video IN jacks.

AUDIO-R (red)

AUDIO-L (white)

VIDEO (yellow)

A/V output

If you have a mono camcorder, connect its audio output to the TV’s

AUDIO L jack.

If the camcorder has an S VIDEO jack, you can use an S VIDEO cable to improve picture quality; replace the yellow video cable of the combination A/V cable with the S VIDEO cable. You will still need audio cables for sound.

To view the camera’s output

❑ Use the TV’s remote control to set the appropriate input on the

TV (VIDEO 2, in the illustration).

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Installing the TV

Setting Up the TV Automatically

After you finish connecting your TV, you need to run Auto Setup to set up your channels. The Auto Setup screen appears when you turn your TV on for the first time after installing it. If you do not want to set up the channels at this time, you can do it later by using the Auto

Program feature in the Channel menu (see page 40).

The Auto Setup feature does not apply for installations that use a cable box for all channel selection.

Using Auto Setup

1

Press POWER to turn on the TV.

2

Press the TV function button on the remote control.

3

Press CH+ on the front of your TV to run the Auto Setup or press

CH– to exit. If you use the channel buttons on your remote control, be sure to use the main set of buttons.

To reset the TV to factory settings

1

Turn the TV on.

2

Hold down the RESET button on the remote control.

3

Press and release the POWER button on the TV. (The TV will turn itself off, then back on.)

4

Release the RESET button.

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Using the Features

Overview

This chapter describes how to use special features of your TV.

Topic

Using Favorite Channels

Using Picture in Picture (PIP) (KV-36FS17 only)

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30

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Using the Features

Using Favorite Channels

The Favorite Channel feature lets you select programs from a list of favorite channels that you specify.

To display a list of your favorite channels

1

If you have not already done so, create a list of favorite channels.

(See the Favorite Channels section of “Selecting Channel

Options” on page 40.)

2

If any menus are open, close them.

3

Press . (The Favorite Channels options appear.)

4

Press V or v to highlight the channel you want to watch. (If you have a KV-36FS17 model, the PIP window will open, showing a preview of the highlighted Favorite Channel.)

5

When you find the channel you want, press to select it.

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Using the Features

Using Picture in Picture (PIP)

(KV-36FS17 only)

Picture in Picture (PIP) allows you to watch two channels simultaneously — one in the main window and another in a secondary (PIP) window.

Displaying Picture in

Picture

Indicates which picture is currently receiving sound

Main

picture

9 6

2

Main picture channel number in green

Window picture channel number in white

Window picture

To use PIP:

1

Make sure your TV is tuned to a channel that you know is airing programming.

2

Press the button (or the button labeled PIP). The window picture appears.

3

Use the yellow-labeled buttons on your remote control (see diagram) to control the PIP features (which are listed on the next page).

To check your PIP:

1

Tune your TV to a channel that you know is airing programming.

2

Press SWAP and select that same channel as the main window.

You should now have the same program playing in both your main window and your picture window.

3

Use the PIP (yellow) CH+/- buttons to change the channel in the picture window.

You must press TV (FUNCTION) before you can control PIP with the yellowlabeled buttons.

The AUX input cannot be viewed in the PIP window.

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Using the Features

(Continued from the previous page)

4

Now use the main CH+/- buttons of your remote control to change the channel in the main window. If this does not work,

check “Troubleshooting” on page 54 for potential solutions.

PIP Functions

1

2

3

RM-Y181 remote control

4

5

6

7

1

Yellow-labeled

PIP Button

FREEZE

2 CH +/-

3

4

5

6

7

POSITION

SWAP

PIP

TV/VIDEO

AUDIO

Description

Freezes the window picture. Press again to restore the picture. The main window continues to play as usual.

Changes the channel in the window picture. To change the channel in the main window, use the main CH+/- buttons at the bottom of the remote control.

Moves the location of the window picture among the four corners of the screen.

Switches the main picture with the window picture.

Press again to change them back.

Turns the PIP feature on and off. Press repeatedly to change the window size (1/9, 1/16, OFF).

Cycles through available video equipment you have connected to the TV.

Alternates sound between the main picture and the window picture. The sound symbol (

9

) appears for 3 seconds, indicating whether you are hearing sound from the main picture or the window picture.

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z

Be sure to label your video sources to make them easier to find in the

Display. See “Video Label” on page 47 for labeling

instructions.

Using the Features

To change channels/programs in the PIP window

❑ Use the yellow PIP CH+/- button to scroll through the TV channels.

❑ Use the yellow TV/VIDEO button to cycle through your other video equipment connected to the TV, such as your VCR, DVD player or Satellite Receiver.

Setups that affect your ability to use PIP

❑ Any video equipment you have connected to the AUX input cannot be viewed in the PIP window.

If you are viewing all channels through a cable box, the PIP feature will not work. The cable box only unscrambles one signal at a time, so the window picture will be the same as the main picture.

You can use PIP to see pictures from different sources on your TV.

For example, you can have a regular (CATV) channel and the output from a VCR or DVD player or satellite receiver on screen at the same time using PIP. To do this:

1

Connect the CATV cable to the UHF/VHF input on the back of the TV.

2

Connect the peripheral (VCR or DVD player or satellite receiver) to any of the VIDEO IN inputs on the the back of the

TV.

3

Tune to one image in the main picture.

4

Tune to a second image in the PIP window.

You can then SWAP the images on the TV screen.

You cannot use a signal from the AUX connection with PIP.

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Using the Menus

Overview

TV/SAT

RESET

GUIDE

MENU

Arrow buttons

To end a menu session:

Press MENU again

To end one menu session and move to another:

Press F to return to the menu icons.

Move

Select

Opening and choosing a menu:

1

Press MENU to display the Menu screen.

2

Use the arrow buttons to move to the desired menu icon. Press

to select it.

3

Use the arrow buttons to scroll up and down through the features.

4

See the specific menu page for instructions on moving through the menu.

The Menu gives you access to the following features:

Menu Icon Description

Allows you to make adjustments to your picture settings. It also allows you to customize the Picture

Mode based on the type of program you are viewing.

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36

38

Offers enhanced audio options such as listening to second audio programming (SAP) or customizing the Effect of the sound on your TV.

Allows you to set up a Favorite Channel list, run the

Auto Program function, and more.

40

Lets you control the viewing of programs based on their ratings.

42

Lets you set the clock on your TV and allows you to program your TV for scheduled viewing using the

Timers.

45

Provides several options for setting up your channels, labeling your video inputs, and selecting the language of the on-screen menus.

46

Provides quick access to frequently used settings.

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Using the Menus

Using the Video Menu

To select the Video Menu

1

Press MENU .

2

Use the arrow buttons to move to the Video icon and press .

3

Use the arrow buttons to scroll up and down through the options.

4

Press to select a feature.

That feature’s adjustment appears.

5

Use the arrow buttons to make the desired adjustments.

6

Press

7

Press MENU to exit the menu screen.

To restore the factory default settings for Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue,

Sharpness, Color Temp and VM.

❑ Press

RESET

on the remote control when in the Video menu.

Selecting Video

Options

z

To change from one Video

Mode to another, use the

PICTURE MODE button on the remote control.

The Video Menu includes the following options.

Option

Mode

Customized picture viewing

Description

Vivid

Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness.

Standard

Movie

Select for standard picture settings.

Select to display a softer picture.

Sports

Select to display a brighter, more intense picture.

You can alter the Video Menu settings (Picture, Brightness,

Color, etc.) for each Mode.

Picture

Brightness

Color

Hue

Sharpness

Adjust to increase picture contrast and deepen the color, or decrease picture contrast and soften the color.

Adjust to brighten or darken the picture.

Adjust to increase or decrease color intensity.

Adjust to increase or decrease the green tones.

Adjust to sharpen or soften the picture.

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Using the Menus

Option

Color Temp

White intensity adjustment

VM

Velocity

Modulation

Description

Choose from three color temperatures:

Cool

Select to give the white colors a blue tint.

Neutral Select to give the white colors a neutral tint.

Warm

Select to give the white colors a red tint

(NTSC-Standard).

Sharpens picture definition to give every object a sharp, clean edge. Select from High, Low, OFF.

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Using the Menus

Using the Audio Menu

To select the Audio Menu

1

Press MENU .

2

Use the arrow buttons to move to the Audio icon and press

.

3

Use the arrow buttons to scroll up and down through the options.

4

Press to select an option.

That option’s settings appear.

5

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the settings.

6

Press to select the desired setting.

7

Press MENU to exit the menu screen.

To restore the factory default settings for Treble, Bass, and Balance

❑ Press

RESET

on the remote control when in the Audio menu.

Selecting Audio

Options

z

As a shortcut to using the menus, use the button on the remote control to cycle through available audio effects.

The Audio Menu includes the following options:

Option

Treble

Bass

Balance

Effect

MTS

Enjoy stereo, bilingual and mono programs

Speaker

Description

Adjust to decrease or increase higher-pitched sounds.

Adjust to decrease or increase lower-pitched sounds.

Adjust to emphasize left or right speaker balance.

Surround Select for Surround sound.

OFF

Stereo

Normal stereo or mono reception.

Select for stereo reception when viewing a program broadcast in stereo.

Auto-SAP 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

Mono

ON mode.)

Select for mono reception. (Use to reduce noise during weak stereo broadcasts.)

Select to turn on the TV speakers.

OFF Select to turn off the TV speakers and listen to the TV's sound only through your external audio system speakers.

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Option

Audio Out

Easy control of volume adjustments

Description

This option can be set only when the Speaker option is set to OFF.

Variable

The TV’s speakers are turned off, but the volume output from your audio system can still

Fixed be controlled by the TV’s remote control.

The TV’s speakers are turned off and the volume output of the TV is fixed. Use your audio receiver’s remote control to adjust the volume through your audio system.

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Using the Menus

Using the Channel Menu

To select the Channel Menu

1

Press MENU .

2

Use the arrow buttons to move to the Channel icon and press .

3

Use the arrow buttons to scroll up and down through the options.

4

Press to select a feature.

That feature’s options appear.

5

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the options.

6

Press to select the desired option.

7

Press MENU to exit the menu screen.

Selecting Channel

Options

The Channel Menu includes the following options:

Option

Favorite Channel

Description

1

Press to select a favorite channel number.

2

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the channels until you find the channel you want to add to your favorites.

Cable

3

Press to select it.

ON

Select if you are receiving cable channels with a CATV cable.

OFF Select if you are using an antenna.

You should run Auto Program after changing the cable setting.

Channel Fix

Useful when you have a cable box or satellite receiver connected

Auto Program

2-6

“Fix” your TV’s channel setting to 2 – 6 and use the cable box or Satellite receiver to change channels. Select one of these settings if you have connected the device to the VHF/UHF jack.

AUX 2-6

Same as 2-6, except you select one of these settings if you have connected the device to

the AUX jack (see page 11).

VIDEO 1

Use this setting if you have connected the device to the Audio and Video IN jacks.

Automatically programs the TV for all receivable channels.

40

z

Channels that you set to be skipped can be accessed only with the 0-9 buttons.

Option

Channel

Skip/Add

Channel Label

Using the Menus

Description

Removes and adds viewable channels.

1

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the channels until you find the channel you want to skip/add.

2

Press to select it.

3

Press the arrow buttons to toggle between “Add” or

“Skip.”

4

Press to select.

Label up to 40 channels with their station call letters.

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Using the Menus

Using the Parent Menu

The Parent menu allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels.

To select the Parent Menu

1

Press

MENU

.

2

Use the arrow buttons to move to the Parent icon and press .

3

Use the 0-9 buttons on the remote control to enter your four-digit password.

4

Confirm your password by entering it again. (The Parent menu options appear.)

5

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the settings.

6

Press to select the desired setting.

7

Press

MENU

to exit the menu screen.

You need your password for any future access into the Parent menu. If you

lose your password, see “Lost password” on page 55.

Using the Parent

Menu

z

If you are not familiar with the Parental Guideline rating system, you should select Child,

Youth, or Young Adult to help simplify the rating selection. To set more restrictive ratings, select Custom. z

For descriptions of Child,

Youth, and Young Adult

ratings, see page 43.

The Parent menu includes the following options.

Option

Parental Lock

Turn ratings on/off and select a rating system

Description

OFF

Child

Youth

Parental lock is off. No programs are blocked from viewing.

Maximum ratings permitted are:

US: TV-Y, TV-G, G

Canada: C, G

Maximum ratings permitted are:

US: TV-PG, PG

Canada: 8 ans+

Young Adult

Custom

Maximum ratings permitted are:

US: TV-14, PG-13

Canada: 14+, 13 ans+

Select to set ratings manually.

US: See page 43 for details.

Canada: See page 44 for details.

Change Password For changing your password.

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Using the Menus

US Models:

Selecting Custom

Rating Options

z

The content ratings will increase depending on the level of the age-based rating. For example, a program with a TV-

PG V (Violence) rating may contain moderate violence, while a TV-14 V (Violence) rating may contain more intense violence.

z

To ensure maximum blocking capability, the agebased ratings should be blocked.

z

If you block unrated TV programs, be aware that the following types of programs may be blocked: emergency broadcasts, political programs, sports, news, public service announcements, religious programs and weather.

For US models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following

options. (For Canadian models, see page 44.

)

Option

Movie Rating

TV Rating

Block programs by their rating, content or both

Description

G

PG

All children and General Audience.

Parental Guidance suggested.

PG-13

R

NC-17 and X

Parental Guidance for children under 13.

Restricted viewing, parental guidance is suggested for children under 17.

No one 17 or under allowed.

Age-Based Options

TV-Y

TV-Y7

All children.

Directed to older children.

TV-G

TV-PG

General Audience.

Parental Guidance suggested.

TV-14

Parents Strongly cautioned.

TV-MA Mature Audience only.

Unrated

Block programs or movies that are broadcast without a rating

Content-Based Options

FV

D

Fantasy Violence.

Suggestive Dialogue.

L

S

Strong Language.

Sexual situations.

V

Block

Violence.

Blocks all programs and movies that are

Allow broadcast without a rating.

Allows programs and movies that are broadcast without a rating.

Viewing Blocked

Programs

You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press the

ENTER button when tuned to a blocked program, then enter the password. This temporarily switches off the Parental Lock. To reactivate the Parental Lock settings, turn off the TV. When the TV is turned on again, your Parental Controls settings are reactivated.

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Using the Menus

Canadian Models:

Selecting Custom

Rating Options

Viewing Blocked

Programs

(Continued from the previous page)

For Canadian models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the

following options. (For US models, see page 43

.)

Option

English Rating

French Rating

USA Rating

Description

C

C8

G

PG

14+

18+

G

8 ans+

All children.

Children 8 years and older.

General programming.

Parental Guidance.

Viewers 14 and older.

Adult programming.

General programming.

Not recommended for young children.

13 ans+

16 ans+

Not recommended for ages under 13.

Not recommended for ages under 16.

18 ans+

Programming restricted to adults.

See “US Models” on page 43 for details.

You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press the

ENTER

button when tuned to a blocked program, then enter the password. This temporarily switches off the Parental Lock. To reactivate the Parental Lock settings, turn off the TV. When the TV is turned on again, your Parental Controls settings are reactivated.

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Using the Menus

Using the Timer Menu

To select the Timer Menu

1

Press

MENU

.

2

Use the arrow buttons to move to the Timer icon and press

.

To set the Current Time

1

Use the arrow buttons to select

“Current Time”, then press

.

2

If it is currently Daylight Saving Time, be sure to set the mode to

“ON” first. (Daylight Saving Time starts in the Spring, and ends in the Fall.)

3

Use the arrow buttons to enter the correct time, then press .

4

Press

MENU

to exit the menu screen.

To set the Timer

Before setting the timer, be sure to set your TV’s clock to the current time (and, if appropriate, to Daylight Saving mode).

1

Use the arrow buttons to move to “Timer 1” or

“Timer 2”, then press .

2

Use the arrow buttons to enter your date, time and channel preferences, then press to select each one.

3

Press

MENU

to exit the menu screen. An LED on the front panel will light, indicating the timer has been set.

To reset the Clock or Timers

❑ Press

RESET

on the remote control, when in the Timer menu, to reset to the factory defaults.

Selecting Timer

Options

The Timer Menu includes the following options:

Option

Timer 1

Timer 2

Current Time

Daylight Saving

Description

Program

OFF

Select to set the Timer by day, time, duration, and channel.

Select to turn off the Timer. (Your previous settings will be saved.)

Set the current time.

ON Select in the spring to turn on this mode during Daylight Saving Time.

OFF Select in the fall to turn off this mode at the end of Daylight Saving Time.

45

Using the Menus

Using the Setup Menu

To select the Setup Menu

1

Press MENU .

2

Use the arrow buttons to move to the Setup icon and press .

3

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the features.

4

Press to select a feature.

(That feature’s options appear.)

5

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the options.

6

Press to select the desired option.

7

Press MENU to exit the menu screen.

Selecting

Setup Options

The Setup Menu includes the following options:

Option

Caption Vision

Description

Allows you to select from three closed-caption modes (for programs that are broadcast with closed caption).

CC1, CC2,

CC3, CC4

Displays a printed version of the dialog or sound effects of a

TEXT1, TEXT2,

TEXT3, TEXT4 program. (Should be set to CC1 for most programs.)

Displays network/station information presented using either

XDS

(Extended Data

Service)

OFF half or the whole screen (if available). For closed captioning, set to CC1.

Displays a network name, program name, program length, and time of the show (if the broadcaster offers this service).

Turns off Caption Vision.

46

z

To use this feature with widescreen DVDs, set your

DVD player to 16:9 aspect ratio.

Option

Video Label

Tilt Correction

Language

16:9 Enhanced

Demo

Using the Menus

Description

Allows you to label the audio/video components you connected to the TV, so you can identify them when using the TV/VIDEO button. When in the Setup menu’s Video

Label feature, use the arrow buttons to highlight an input to label, then press to select it. Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the labels. Press to select the component you connected to each of the input jacks on the back of your TV. Select “Skip” if you do not have a component connected to a particular set of input jacks.

VIDEO 1/2/3 Choose VHS, 8mm, Beta, LD,

Game, SAT, DVD, Web, Receiver,

DTV, Skip

VIDEO 4

Choose DVD, DTV, Skip

If you select “Skip”, your TV skips this connection when you press the TV/VIDEO button.

Allows you to correct any tilt of the picture.

Select to display all on-screen menus in your language of choice.

Provides enhanced picture resolution for widescreen

(anamorphic) sources, such as selected DVD titles (only available when the TV is in VIDEO mode). Press TV/VIDEO and select from one of the following options:

ON To activate.

OFF To turn off 16:9.

Runs a demonstration of on-screen menus.

47

Using the Menus

Using the Basic Menu

To select the Basic Menu

1

Press MENU .

2

Use the arrow buttons to move to the Basic icon and press

.

3

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the features.

4

Press to select a feature.

(That feature’s options appear.)

5

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the options.

6

Press to select the desired option.

7

Press MENU to exit the menu screen.

Selecting

Basic Options

z

As a shortcut to using the menus, use the button on the remote control to cycle through available audio effects.

The Basic Menu includes the following options:

Option

Picture

Caption Vision

Effect

Advanced Menu

Description

Adjust the picture contrast.

Displays your current advanced-menu setting:

(CC1–4, TEXT 1–4, or XDS) and OFF.

Surround Select for Surround sound.

OFF

Normal stereo or mono reception.

Select to return to the advanced menus.

48

Other Information

Overview

This chapter includes the following topics:

Topic

Programming the Remote Control

Operating Other Components with

Your TV Remote Control

Troubleshooting

Specifications

Index

Page

50

52

54

56

57

49

Other Information

Programming the Remote Control

The remote control is preset to operate Sony-brand video equipment.

If you have video equipment other than Sony brand that you want to control with the TV’s remote control, use the following procedure to program the remote control.

The equipment must have infrared (IR) remote capability in order to be used with the remote control.

z

If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one by one until you come to the correct code for your component.

If you enter a new code number, the code number you previously entered at that setting is erased.

In some cases, you may not be able to operate your component with the supplied remote control. In such cases, use the component’s own remote control unit.

Whenever you remove the batteries to replace them, the code numbers may revert to the factory setting and must be reset.

1

Check the list of “Manufacturer’s Codes” on page 51, and find

the three-digit code number for the manufacturer of your component. (If more than one code number is listed, use the number listed first.

You must do step 4 within 10 seconds of step 3, or you must redo steps 2 and 3.

2

Press

CODE SET

.

3

Press the function button for the type of component you want to control with the TV’s remote control (VCR/DVD or SAT/

CABLE).

4

Enter the three-digit manufacturer’s code number.

5

Press

ENTER

.

6

To check if the code number works, aim the TV’s remote control at the component and press the green POWER button that corresponds with that component. If it responds, you are done. If not, try using another code listed for that manufacturer.

50

Manufacturer’s Codes

VCRs

Manufacturer

Sony

Code

301

Admiral

(M. Ward)

Aiwa

Audio

Dynamic

Broksonic

Canon

Citizen

Craig

Criterion

Emerson

Fisher

Funai

General

Electric

327

338, 344

314, 337

319, 317

309, 308

332

302, 332

315

Curtis Mathes 304, 338, 309

Daewoo 341, 312, 309

DBX

Dimensia

314, 336, 337

304

319, 320, 316,

317, 318, 341

330, 335

338

329, 304, 309

Go Video

Goldstar

Hitachi

Instant Replay 309, 308

JC Penney 309, 305, 304,

330, 314, 336,

337

JVC

Kenwood

314, 336, 337,

345, 346, 347

314, 336, 332,

337

LXI (Sears)

322, 339, 340

332

306, 304,

305,338

Magnavox

Marantz

Marta

Memorex

332, 305, 330,

335, 338

308, 309, 310

314, 336, 337

332

309, 335

Minolta

Mitsubishi/

MGA

Multitech

NEC

305, 304

323, 324, 325,

326

325, 338, 321

314, 336, 337

Manufacturer

Olympic

Optimus

Panasonic

Pentax

Philco

Philips

Pioneer

Quasar

RCA/

PROSCAN

Realistic

Sansui

Samsung

Sanyo

Scott

Sharp

Shintom

Signature

2000 (M.

Ward)

SV2000

Sylvania

Symphonic

Tashiro

Tatung

Teac

Technics

Toshiba

Wards

Yamaha

Zenith

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

Laserdisc Players

Manufacturer

Sony

Panasonic

Pioneer

Code

701

704, 710

702

Code

309, 308

327

308, 309, 306,

307

305, 304

308, 309

308, 309, 310

308

308, 309, 306

304, 305, 308,

309, 311, 312,

313, 310, 329

309, 330, 328,

335, 324, 338

314

322, 313, 321

330, 335

312, 313, 321,

335, 323, 324,

325, 326

327, 328

315

338, 327

Other Information

DVD Players

Manufacturer

Sony

Hitachi

JVC

Magnavox

Mitsubishi

Oritron

Panasonic

Philips

Pioneer

RCA

Samsung

Toshiba

Zenith

Code

751

758

756

757

761

759

753

757

752

755

758

754

760

Cable Boxes

Manufacturer

Sony

Code

230

Hamlin/Regal 222, 223, 224,

225, 226

Jerrold/G. I.

201, 202, 203,

204, 205, 206,

207, 208, 218

Oak

Panasonic

Pioneer

Scientific

Atlanta

Tocom

Zenith

227, 228, 229

219, 220, 221

214, 215

209, 210, 211

216, 217

212, 213

Satellite Receivers

Manufacturer

Sony

Code

801

Dish Network 810

Echostar 810

General

Electric

802

Hitachi

Hughes

Mitsubishi

Panasonic

805

804

809

803

802, 808 RCA/

PROSCAN

Toshiba 806, 807

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Other Information

Operating Other Components with Your TV Remote Control

Operating a VCR

To Do This ...

Turn on/off

Select VCR

Change channels

Record

Play

Stop

Fast forward

Rewind the tape

Pause

Search the picture forward or backward

Change input mode

Press

VCR/DVD (green POWER button)

VCR/DVD (FUNCTION button)

CH +/-

N and z simultaneously

N x

M m

X (press again to resume normal playback)

M or m during playback

(release to resume normal playback)

TV/VCR

Operating a DVD

Player

To Do This ...

Turn on/off

Select DVD

Play

Stop

Pause

Step through different tracks of an audio disc

Step through different chapters of a video disc

Select tracks directly

Display the menu

(Setup)

Press

VCR/DVD (green POWER button)

VCR/DVD (FUNCTION button)

N x

X (press again to resume normal playback)

M to step forward, or m to step backward

CH+ to step forward, or CH- to step backward

0-9 buttons

MENU

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Other Information

Operating a Cable

Box

To Do This ...

Turn on/off

Select Cable Box

Select a channel

Change channels

Back to previous channel

Press

SAT/CABLE (green POWER button)

SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION button)

0-9 buttons, ENTER

CH +/-

JUMP

Operating a Satellite

Receiver

To Do This ...

Turn on/off

Select Satellite Receiver

Select a channel

Change channels

Back to previous channel

Change input mode

Display channel number

Display DBS guide

Display DBS menu

Move highlight (cursor)

Select item

Press

SAT/CABLE (green POWER button)

SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION button)

0-9 buttons, ENTER

CH +/-

JUMP

TV/SAT

DISPLAY

GUIDE

MENU arrows

button

Operating an MDP

(Laserdisc Player)

To Do This ...

Press

Turn on/off

Select MDP

Play

Stop

VCR/DVD (green POWER button)

VCR/DVD (FUNCTION button)

N x

Pause

Search the picture forward or backward

X

(press again to resume normal playback)

M or m during playback

(release to resume normal playback)

Search a chapter forward or backward

CH +/-

53

Other Information

Troubleshooting

Problem Possible Remedies

Reset TV to factory settings

No picture

(screen not lit), no sound

Turn on the TV. While holding down the RESET button on the remote control, press the POWER button on the TV. (The TV will turn itself off, then back on again.) Release the RESET button.

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.

Push the power button on the front of the TV.

Check to see if the TV/VIDEO setting is correct: when watching TV, set to

TV. When watching connected equipment, set to VIDEO 1, 2, 3, or 4, as appropriate.

Try another channel, it could be station trouble.

Batteries could be weak. Replace the batteries.

Remote control does not operate

Dark, poor or no picture (screen lit), good sound

Press TV (FUNCTION) when operating your TV.

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.

Check the orientation of the batteries.

Adjust the Picture setting in the Video menu (see page 36).

Adjust the Brightness setting in the Video menu (see page 36).

Check antenna/cable connections.

Press MUTING so that “MUTING” disappears from the screen (see page 4).

Good picture, no sound

Cannot receive upper channels (UHF) when using an antenna

No color

Only snow and noise appear on the screen

Make sure Speaker is set to ON in the Audio menu (see page 38).

Change Cable to OFF (see page 40).

Use Auto Program in the Channel menu to add receivable channels that are

not presently in the TV’s memory (see page 40).

Adjust the Color settings in the Video menu (see page 36).

Check the antenna/cable connections.

Try another channel; it could be station trouble.

Dotted lines or stripes

Press ANT to change the input mode (see page 7).

Adjust the antenna.

Move the TV away from noise sources such as cars, neon signs, or hairdryers.

TV is fixed to one channel

Use Auto Program in the Channel menu to add receivable channels that are

not presently in the TV’s memory (see page 40).

Double images or ghosts

Cannot operate menu

Cannot receive any channels when using cable TV

Check your Channel Fix settings (see page 40).

Using a highly directional outdoor antenna or a cable may solve the

❏ problem.

If the item you want to choose appears in gray, you cannot select it.

Use Auto Program in the Channel menu to add receivable channels that are

not presently in the TV’s memory (see page 40).

Check your cable settings.

Make sure Cable is set to ON in the Channel menu (see page 40).

Cannot gain enough volume

Increase the volume of the cable box using the cable box’s remote control. when using a cable box Then press TV (FUNCTION) and adjust the TV’s volume.

54

Other Information

Problem Possible Remedies

Cannot receive channels

Use Auto Program in the Channel menu to add receivable TV channels that

are not presently in TV memory (see page 40).

Unable to select a channel

Use Auto Program in the Channel menu to add receivable TV channels that

Lost password

Cannot change channels with the remote control

are not presently in TV memory (see page 40).

In the password screen (see page 42), enter the following master password:

4357. The master password clears your previous password; it cannot be used to temporarily unblock channels.

If you are using the TV to change channels, be sure the TV FUNCTION button is selected.

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 feature to “fix” the channel based on the hookup you used (see

page 40).

If you are using another device to change channels, be sure to press the green

“FUNCTION” button for that device. For example, if you are using your

VCR to change channels, be sure to press the VCR/DVD FUNCTION button.

Be sure the Video Label feature has not been set to “Skip” (see page 47).

Cannot cycle through the other video equipment connected to the TV

There is a black box on the screen

The remote control will not work in PIP mode

There is no window picture, or it is just static

I get the same program in the window picture as in the main picture

I cannot get anything but

TV in my window picture

You have selected a text option in the Setup menu and no text is available.

(See page 46 to reset Setup selections.) To turn off this feature, select OFF in

the Caption Vision option. If you were trying to select closed captioning, select CC1 instead of TEXT 1-4.

Press the TV FUNCTION button. You may have inadvertently pressed the

VCR/DVD FUNCTION button, which changes the PIP buttons to VCR mode.

Be sure your window picture is set to a video source/channel that has a program airing.

You may be tuned to a video input with nothing connected to it. Try cycling through your video inputs using the PIP TV/VIDEO button.

PIP is not set to receive a signal from the AUX input. If you connected a

VCR, DVD player or Satellite Receiver to the AUX input on the TV, it will not show in the small window picture.

Both may be set to the same channel. Try changing channels in either the main picture or the window picture.

You may using a cable box for all your channels. If you must have a cable box to unscramble all channels, then you are limited to only one picture

(because that is all that the cable box allows - one channel at a time). But if you need the cable box only part time (to unscramble premium channels), then you can use PIP when you are not using the cable box (when you use the CATV cable without going through the box).

Be sure the video label has not been set to skip your video inputs. (See the

Setup menu on page 47.)

If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Direct Response Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (U.S. residents only) or

(416) 499-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).

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Other Information

Specifications

All Models (General)

Picture Tube

Antenna

Television System

Channel Coverage

VHF

UHF

CATV

Power Requirements

Number of Inputs/Outputs

Video (IN)

S Video (IN)

Audio (IN)

Variable/Fixed Audio (OUT)

Component Video Input

4

1

FD Trinitron

®

tube

75 ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF

NTSC, American TV Standard

3

1

2-13

14-69

1-125

120V, 60 Hz

1 (Y, P

B

, P

R

)

1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative

Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative

C: 0.286 Vp-p (Burst signal), 75 ohms

500 mVrms (100% modulation)

Impedance: 47 kilohm

More than 408 mVrms at the maximum volume setting (Variable)

More than 408 mVrms (Fixed)

Impedance (output): 2 kilohms

Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative; P

B

P

R

: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms

: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms

KV-36FS13, 36FS17

Supplied Accessories

Remote Control

KV-36FS13

KV-36FS17

AA (R6) Batteries

Optional Accessories

AV Cable

Audio Cable

Component Video Cable

TV Stand

Visible Screen Size

Actual CRT Size

Speaker Output

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Mass

Power Consumption

In Use

In Standby

RM-Y180

RM-Y181

2 supplied for remote control

VMC-810/820/830 HG

RKC-515HG

VMC-10/30 HG

SU-36FD4

36 in (911 mm) picture measured diagonally

38 in (965.2 mm) picture measured diagonally

10 W x 2

910 x 791 x 650 mm (35 7/8 x 31 1/8 x 25 5/8 in)

100 kg (220 lbs)

200 W

2 W

56

Index

16:9 (anamorphic or widescreen)

A

Activating a PIP screen

31

Adding channels to the channel list

41

Adjusting the picture definition

37

ANT button

7

Aspect ratio, 16:9

47

Audio menu

35

,

38

audio receiver, connecting

24

Auto Program (channel setup)

28

,

40

Auto-SAP

35

,

38

Auto setup

28

2

,

47

closed caption modes

46

Code Set Button

4

,

6

,

50 color temperature, adjusting

37 color, adjusting

36

Connecting:

Audio Receiver 24

Cable or antenna 12

-

15

Cable box 13

-

15

Camcorder

27

DVD player 25

,

26

Satellite receiver 21

VCR 16

-

20

VCR with satellite receiver 22

Contents of box

3

Controls and connections

10-11

Converter

14

B

balance, adjusting

38

Basic menu

35

bass, adjusting

,

48

38 batteries inserting in remote

3

bilingual audio

38

blocking programs. See ratings

42

brightness, adjusting

36

C

cable box, connecting with VCR

17

connecting 12

-

15 setting ON/OFF

40

with VCR, connecting

16

cable box, using with TV remote control

53

camcorder, connecting

27

Caption Vision

46

,

48

CATV. see cable

Channel List

Adding channels to 41

Removing channels from 41

Channel menu

35

,

40

Channel Setup menu

40

Channel Skip/Add

41 channels creating labels

41

setting up

28

D

Demo, menus

47

Display button

5

,

7

Display, turning off

5

,

7

DVD player using with TV remote control 52 with A/V connectors, connecting

26

with component video connectors, connecting

25

E

Enhanced picture resolution

47

Extended Data Service

46

F

Favorite Channel setting up

40

using

30

features

2

Front Panel controls

10

G

Guide button

5

(Continued on the next page)

,

7

57

Index

H

Hookups

12

-

27 hue, adjusting

36

I

inputs, labeling

47

J

Jump button

4

,

6

L

label channels

41

video inputs

47

Languages

47

Locking programs

42

M

Manufacturer’s Codes

51

MDP, using with TV remote control

53

Menu button

5

,

7 menus

Audio

35

,

38

Basic

35

,

48

Channel

35

,

40

Channel Setup

40

Parent

35

,

42

Parental Control

42

Setup

35

,

46

Timer

35

,

45

Video

35

,

36

MTS 5, 38

Muting 4

,

6

P

Parent menu

35

,

42

parental control, described

2

password changing

42

picture contrast, adjusting

36 picture definition, adjusting

37

Picture in Picture (PIP), using

31

picture, adjusting

48

Picture Mode

4

,

6

Picture size, adjusting in PIP

32 power cord, removing from holder

9

(Continued from the previous page) presetting channels

40

problems, troubleshooting

54

-

55

R

ratings, setting

42

-

43

ratings, viewing blocked programs

43

,

44

Rear panel controls and connections

10

-

11 remote control described 4

-

7 inserting batteries

3

programming

50

-

51

Remote control, operating other components with

VCR 52

MDP 53

Satellite receiver 53

DVD 52

Cable box 53

Removing channels from the channel list

41

Reset button

4

,

6 resetting

Audio options

38

Timer options

45

Video options

36

S

SAT/CABLE power button 4

,

7

SAT/CABLE function button

5

,

7 satellite receiver, using with TV remote control

53

Setting favorite channels 40 setting up channels

28

,

40

Setup menu

35

,

46

sharpness, adjusting 36

Sleep timer/button 4

,

6 speakers turning on/off 38 using external speakers 38 specifications

56

surround sound

38

,

48

58

T

tape-to-tape editing

20 tilt, correcting

47

Time, set current 45 set Daylight Saving 45

Timer menu

35

,

45

Timer setting

45 treble, adjusting

38 troubleshooting

54

-

55

TV function button

5

,

7

TV power button

4

,

7

TV/VIDEO button

5

,

7

V

VCR connecting two, for tape editing 20 using with TV remote control

52 with cable box, connecting

17

with cable, connecting

16

with satellite receiver, connecting

21

VCR/DVD power button

4

,

7

VCR/DVD function button 5

,

7

Velocity Modulation

2

,

37 video inputs, labeling

47

Video menu

35

,

36

Video Modes, selecting 36

W

Wega, described

2

widescreen

47

widescreen, described 2

Index

59

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