VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™
Blu-ray Disc™ -enabled PC for the Home Theater.
Energize your living room with the flush, understated design of the VAIO® XL3 Digital
Living System™ . About the size of a traditional stereo receiver, this rack-style
multimedia PC bridges the gap between your computing and entertainment worlds,
adding an exciting new PC dimension to your home theater experience. With its
sleek brushed aluminum and smoked acrylic front and optimized cooling for nearsilent operation, the VAIO XL3 blends neatly and quietly into living room
entertainment centers and home theaters.
Enjoy high-quality TV with the VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™ . It’s TV on your
terms. With built-in NTSC and ATSC TV tuners and CableCARD™ support, you can watch
and record analog and digital TV directly to the hard drive for on-demand viewing
(includes premium and over-the-air HD content8 ).
The VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™ is digital cable ready. It features an OCUR
receiver, which is a digital cable receiver and interface that accepts a TV CableCARD™ .
The CableCARD removable security module, which must be obtained from your local
service provider, allows you to access the digital cable channels to which you
subscribe withoutthe need for a set-top-box. Windows Vista™ Home Premium with
Media Center functionality acts as your DVR, letting you record and catalog your
favorite TV programs to the hard drive. These innovative tools let you consolidate your
entertainment center by replacing your HD DVR and digital cable set-top-box with the
VAIO XL3, the ultimate entertainment PC for your living room8 .
Watch movies in the best high-definition picture quality available today. Whether
you’re watching a Hollywood title in HD or enjoying crystal clear video captured from
your compatible HDV camcorder, the VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™ is capable of
playing high-definition Blu-ray Disc™ movies in stunning clarity and incredible full
HD 1080 resolution11 . And since the Blu-ray Disc™ optical drive is backwardscompatible with the format of your CDs and DVD collection, you can still enjoy your
existing entertainment library on the VAIO XL3.
Designed to integrate with your living room entertainment system,
the Sony® VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™ is a full HD 1080 Media
Center PC with Blu-ray Disc™ technology and DVR capabilities.
Supporting CableCARD™ technology, the VAIO®XL3 lets you watch
and record cable TV, including high-definition and premium channels8 .
VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™
Inputs and Outputs
Computer Type: Digital Home
Type of Use: HD Living Room PC
Pointing Device: Electro Static Touch Pad on Keyboard
Keyboard: Wireless Keyboard
Action Buttons: S1, Volume, Mute, Mail and Internet on Keyboard
Type: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E6400
Speed: 2.13GHz1
Front Side Bus Speed: 1066MHz
L2 Cache: 2MB Advanced Smart Cache
Technology: Intel® Viiv™ Technology
Type: DDR2
Installed: 2GB (1GBx2) PC2-5300
Maximum: 3GB max. (tested)
Speed: 667MHz
Composite Audio/Video Input(s): 1 (gold-plated) (front)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): 1
Ethernet Port: 1
HDMI™ Connection Output(s): 1 (1.3a)
Headphone Jack: 1
Memory Stick® Media Slot: 1 (Supports Memory Stick PRO™ media
and Memory Stick Duo™ media)
Microphone Input: 1
RF Connection Input(s): 1
S-Video Input(s): 1 (Front)
USB Port(s): 4 (2 Front/2 Rear) (2.0 compliant)
Composite Audio Output(s): 1 (gold-plated) (Right/Left)
Composite Audio Input(s): 1 (gold-plated) (Right/Left)
IR Output(s): 2 (transmitter outputs)
S/PDIF Output(s): 1
S/PDIF Input(s): 1
Coaxial Digital Output(s): 1 (Audio)
i.LINK® Connection: 3 i.LINK® interface4 (1x4-pin Front/ 2x6-pin
AC-In: 1
WLAN antenna: 1
TV Tuner: 1 (NTSC/ATSC/Digital Cable)
Ethernet Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Ethernet Speed: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11abg9
Hard Drive
Capacity: 500GB2 (250GBx2)
Speed: 7200rpm
Interface: SATA (Preconfigured RAID 0)
Optical Drive #1
DVD+R DL Write: 2.4x max.
DVD+R Write: 8x max.
DVD+RW Write: 4x max.
DVD-R Write: 8x max.
DVD-RW Write: 4x max.
CD-R Write: 8x max.
CD-RW Write: 8x max.
DVD±RW: yes3
CD Read: 24x max.
DVD Read: 8x max.
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max.
DVD-R DL Write: 2x max.
BD-R Read: 1x max.11
BD-R Write: 1x max.12
BD-RE Write: 1x max.12
BD-ROM Read: 1.6x max.11
BD-RE Read: 1x max.11
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max.
Blu-Ray Disc™ Support: Yes11, 12 (BD/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/DVDRAM)
Expansion Bays
3.5" (Internal): 2 (2 occupied)
Power Management: ACPI 1.0 Compliant
Power Requirements: 100-240V
Power Consumption: 297W (max.)
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Internet Services: AOL® 90-Day Risk Free Trial - For new users only
Supplied Software: Adobe® Premiere Elements
InterVideo® WinDVD® BD for VAIO
Microsoft® Works 8.5
Microsoft® Office 2007 60-Day Trial10
Ulead BD DiscRecorder for VAIO
Sony® Original Software: Click to DVD® - DVD Creation
*Please access VAIO® Help and Support from your PC for a
complete list of software applications and trials.
Security and Anti-Virus Software: Norton® Internet Security™
2007 60-Day Trial with spyware protection
Service and Warranty Information
Telephone Support: 1 year (toll-free assistance, available 24-hours,
Limited Warranty and Onsite Service: 1 Year6
Online and Email Support: Support available from,
Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: Memory Stick® media, Memory Stick
PRO™ media, Memory Stick Duo™ media, Compact Flash® (Type I
and Type II), Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard™ , SmartMedia™ and
xD Picture Card®
PCI Slot: 2 (1 available)
x16 PCI Express: 1 (occupied by Graphics Card)
TV Tuner: High Definition digital cable tuner with CableCARD™ 14 ,
ATSC and NTSC support
Sound System: Sony® Sound Reality™ technology with DSD (Direct
Stream Digital) support
Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GTL graphics processing unit
Video RAM: 527MB13 (max.) Total Available Graphics Memory
Chipset: Intel® P965
Interface: HDMI™ out (High Definition Multimedia Interface), DVI-D
(through HDMI™ to DVI-D adapter), Component (YPbPr)
Weight: 23.15 lbs
Measurements: 16.93" W x 5.08" H x 15.75" D
Supplied Accessories
Remote Control
Wireless Keyboard
HDMI™ Cable
HDMI-DVI Adapter
S/PDIF Optical Cable
Wireless Antenna
AA Batteries (6)
Power Cord
8cm Disc Adapter
1. GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed; other factors may
affect application performance. CPU speed will be reduced under
certain operating conditions.
2. GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.
Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of hard disk space is reserved as
a recovery partition.
3. DVD Media/Formats are not universally compatible.
4. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product
contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK connector
may not communicate with each other.
5. Does not support Memory Stick media and Memory Stick PRO media
using the MagicGate function. Tested to support Memory Stick PRO
media for up to 1GB. Does not support 5.0V SmartMedia media or the ID
function of SmartMedia media with IDs. Does not support the SD
Memory Card media copyright protection function.
6. When available Sony will provide Onsite Service in fulfillment of its limited
warranty obligations. Any such services are subject to the terms and
conditions of the limited warranty. See actual Limited Warranty for
details. Onsite Service will be provided via thrid-party technician to be
dispatched as needed following phone-base trouble-shooting. Some
repairs may be accomplished with self repair kits. Onsite Service may not
be available in all locations.
7. For certain third party software applications, Sony provides first level
Phone Support. Additional telephone support may be available from
the applicable 3rd party vendor. Availability and schedule for any such
support is determined by the applicable software vendor.
8. The digital TV tuner supports a CableCARD™ removable security module.
Contact your cable operator to receive a CableCARD compatible with
your operator’s network (additional charges may apply). Not all
functions that are available when using a set-top box provided by your
cable operator will be supported by CableCARD (e.g., video-on-demand
and pay-per-view functionality may not be supported).
9. Requires 802.11b or 802.11g compatible access point. Some
functionality may require Internet services, which may require a fee.
10. The Microsoft Office 2007 60-Day Trial software is intended for
evaluation purposes only. This trial software is installed on your system
and you must activate the software before you can use it. Product
activation procedures will be detailed during initial launch of the
software; activation requires Internet access. This software has an
expiration date of 60 days from date of first use, at which time the
software will operate under reduced-functionality mode, limiting enduse options and operations.
11. As with other optical media devices, circumstances may limit
compatibility or prevent Blu-ray Disc™ media playback. VAIO computers
may not support movie playback on packaged media recorded in AVC
or VC1 formats at high bit rates.
12. Video recording to Blu-ray Disc™ media is done in MP2 format only.
13. Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the new Windows Vista
classification of graphics memory, which is the total of Dedicated Video
Memory, System Video Memory and Shared System Memory. Shared
System Memory varies depending on the operating condition and
system memory size.
14. Certain circumstances may limit/prevent Blu-ray Disc or DVD disc
playback, or require an HDMI™ -capable TV for HD playback. Requires
compatible HDTV for high definition playback.
Computer Interface: The computer industry lacks standards, and therefore,
there are a multitude of varying software packages and add-on hardware
options. This personal computer is not manufactured to any specific
software, and Sony does not and cannot make any warranty or
representation with respect to the performance of this product with any
particular software packages and/or non-Sony add-on hardware option
except those mentioned in this document. Sony hereby disclaims any
representations or warranty that this product is compatible with any
combination of non-Sony products you may choose to connect. While Sony
representatives or Sony authorized dealers may be able to assist you and
may make recommendations, they are NOT authorized to vary or waive this
disclaimer. Purchasers must determine for themselves the suitability and
compatibility of the hardware and software in each and every particular
instance. Some pre-installed software titles may not include full
documentation. Software titles pre-installed on the Sony Desktop
Computer are subject to change without notice. Simulated graphic shown
on display. Weights and measurements are approximate and may vary.
©2007 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in
part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK, VAIO, Digital Living
System, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Sound
Reality, Click to DVD, and VAIO logo are trademarks of Sony.
Intel is a registered trademark and Viiv and the Intel Viiv logo are
trademarks of Intel Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks and Windows Vista is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. CableCARD is a trademark of
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of
their respective owners. This product meets the standards of the
International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency. Features and
specifications are subject to change without notice.
Printed in U.S.A. 01/07.
Optional Accessories
VGP-XL1B3 - Media Changer
Capacity for 200 CD/DVD discs
Color: Platinum/Black
UPC Code: 027242712317
Sony Electronics Inc. • 16530 Via Esprillo • San Diego, CA 92127 • 800.222.7669 •
Last Updated: 08/29/2007
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