Sony | Trinitron KV-XA25 | User's Manual | Sony Trinitron KV-XA25 User's Manual

WARNING
• Dangerously high voltages are present inside the TV.
• TV operating voltage: 220 – 240 V AC.
For your own safety, do not touch any part of the
TV, the power cord and the antenna cable during
lightning storms.
For children’s safety, do not leave children
alone with the TV. Do not allow children to
climb onto it.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the TV to rain or moisture.
Do not operate the TV if any liquid or solid object
falls into it. Have it checked immediately by
qualified personnel only.
Do not block the ventilation openings of the TV.
Do not install the TV in a confined space, such
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
2
Clean the TV with a dry and soft cloth.
Do not use benzine, thinner, or any other chemicals
to clean the TV. Do not scratch the picture tube.
Do not place any objects on the TV.
Do not plug in too many appliances to the same
power socket. Do not damage the power cord.
Do not open the cabinet and the rear cover of the
TV as high voltages and other hazards are
present inside the TV. Refer servicing and
disposal of the TV to qualified personnel.
Your TV is recommended for home use only.
Do not use the TV in any vehicle or where it may
be subject to excessive dust, heat, moisture or
vibrations.
Table of Contents
Using Your New TV
Using Your New TV
Getting Started ............................................................................................. 4
Step 1: Connect the antenna .................................................................. 4
Step 2: Insert the batteries into the remote .......................................... 5
Step 3: Preset the channels automatically ........................................... 5
Connecting optional components ............................................................. 6
Securing the TV ............................................................................................ 8
Watching the TV .......................................................................................... 9
Advanced Operations
Selecting the picture and sound
modes .................................................. 12
Viewing your favorite channels ....... 13
Listening with surround sound ....... 14
Enjoying stereo or bilingual programs
(KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) ...... 15
Viewing Teletext
(KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) ...... 17
GB
Changing the “SOUND” setting
.... 23
Changing the “SETUP”
setting
............................................ 25
Changing the Channel Preset
(“CH PRESET”) setting
.............. 27
Additional Information
Self-diagnosis function ...................... 30
Troubleshooting ................................. 31
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
Troubleshooting Shortcuts ................ 34
Introducing the menu system .......... 19
Overview of controls ......................... 36
Changing the “PICTURE”
setting
............................................ 21
Specifications ...................... Back cover
WARNING (continued)
Install the TV on a stable TV stand and floor which
can support the TV set weight. Ensure that the TV
stand surface is flat and its area is larger than the
bottom area of the TV.
Pull the power cord out by the plug. Do not pull
the power cord itself. Even if your TV is turned
off, it is still connected to the AC power source
(mains) as long as the power cord is plugged in.
Uuplug the TV before moving it or if you are not
going to use it for several days.
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Getting Started
CAUTION
• Do not plug in the power cord until you have completed making all other
connections; otherwise a minimum leakage current might flow through
the antenna and other terminals to ground.
• To avoid battery leakage and damage to the remote, remove the batteries
from the remote if you are not going to use it for several days. If any
liquid that leaks from the batteries touches you, immediately wash it
away with water.
Step 1
Connect the antenna
If you wish to connect a VCR, see the Connecting a VCR diagram below.
Rear of TV
Antenna cable (not supplied)
or
IEC connector
(not supplied)
Antenna cable (not supplied)
Connecting a VCR
To watch the video input, press t (see page 10).
: Signal flow
Rear of TV
Antenna cable (not supplied)
To antenna
output
VCR
To 8
(antenna)
R
1
AUDIO VIDEO
R
L
L
Y
2
CB
CR
3
S video cable
(not supplied)
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
To
(S video input)
To video
To S video
and audio
output
outputs
To t 1, 2 or 3
Audio/Video cable (not supplied)
(video input)
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(yellow)
-L (MONO) (white)
-R (red)
: Signal flow
Notes
(the yellow
• If you connect a monaural VCR, connect the yellow plug to
jack) and the black plug to -L (MONO) (the white jack).
• If you connect a VCR to the 8 (antenna) terminal, preset the signal
output from the VCR to the program number 0 on the TV.
Using Your New TV
• If both
(S video input) and t 1 (video input) at the rear of your TV
are input at the same time, the
(S video input) is automatically
selected. To view the video input to t 1 (video input), disconnect the
S video cable.
• Do not connect video equipment to the t 3 (video input) jacks at the
front and the rear of your TV at the same time; otherwise the picture will
not be displayed properly on the screen.
• When no signal is input from the connected video equipment, the TV
screen becomes blue.
Step 2
Insert the batteries
into the remote
Note
• Do not use old batteries nor use different types of batteries together.
Step 3
Preset the channels automatically
Front of TV
1
L(MONO)
3
ENTER
MENU
AUTO
PROGR
2
SELECT
PROGR
Tips
• If you want to stop the automatic channel presetting, press MENU.
• If your TV has preset an unwanted channel or cannot preset a particular
channel, then preset your TV manually (see page 28).
Note (KV-XA29M50/XA25M50 only)
• During automatic channel presetting, your TV screen will indicate “B/G”,
“I”, ”D/K” or “M” for the TV system (“TV SYS”).
Using Your New TV
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Connecting optional components
You can connect optional audio/video components, such as a VCR, multi disc player,
DVD, camcorder, video game or stereo system.
To watch the video input of the connected equipment, press t (see page 10).
Connecting a camcorder/video game equipment
using the t (video input) jacks
Front of TV
S video cable (not supplied)
Audio/Video cable (not supplied)
To
(S video
input)
L(MONO)
3
ENTER
MENU
AUTO
PROGR
To video and
audio outputs
To t 3 (video input)
Camcorder
SELECT
PROGR
L (MONO)
or
R
To S video output
Video game
equipment
3
: Signal flow
Notes
• You can also connect video equipment to the t 1 ,2 or 3 (video input)
jacks at the rear of your TV.
• If both
(S video input) and t 3 (video input) at the front of your TV
are input at the same time, the
(S video input) is automatically
selected. To view the video input to t 3 (video input), disconnect the
S video cable.
• Do not connect video equipment to the t 3 (video input) jacks at the
front and the rear of your TV at the same time; otherwise the picture will
not be displayed properly on the screen.
Connecting audio/video equipment using the T
(monitor output) jacks
Rear of TV
Antenna cable (not supplied)
VCR
R
L
1
Y
2
CB
CR
To T
(monitor
output)
To
antenna
output
Audio system
or
To video and
audio inputs
3
(yellow)
-L (MONO)
(white)
-R (red)
To
audio
inputs
Audio/Video cable
(not supplied)
: Signal flow
Note
• If you select “DVD” on your TV screen, no signal will be output at the T
(monitor output) jacks (see page 10).
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Connecting a DVD player using the t (video input) jacks
Rear of TV
DVD player
1
2
3
Using Your New TV
LINE OUT
R-AUDIO-L VIDEO
L(MONO)
R
To t 1, 2, or 3
(video input)
Audio/Video cable
(not supplied)
(yellow)
-L (MONO) (white)
-R (red)
Connecting a DVD player using the
input) jacks
: Signal flow
(component video
1 Connect R and L under
(component video input) on your TV to the LINE OUT,
AUDIO R and L output connectors on your DVD player.
2 Using a component video cable, connect Y, CB, and CR under
(component video
input) on your TV to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Y, CB, and CR output
connectors on your DVD player.
Rear of TV
DVD player
R
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
CR
CB
Y
S VIDEO OUT
LINE OUT
R-AUDIO-L VIDEO
L
Y
CR
To
L (white)
R (red)
Audio cable
(not supplied)
To audio
output
CB
To
(component
video input)
: Signal flow
To component
video output
Component video cable
(not supplied)
Notes
• If your DVD player can output interlace and progressive mode signals, select
the interlace output when connecting to
(component video input) on your
TV. Your TV can receive either 525i/60Hz or 625i/50Hz interlace signals.
• Some DVD player terminals may be labeled differently:
Connect
Y (green)
CB (blue)
CR (red)
To (on the DVD player)
Y
Cb, B-Y or PB
Cr, R-Y or PR
• Since the high quality pictures on a DVD disc contain a lot of information,
picture noise may appear. In this case, adjust the sharpness (“SHARP”) in the
“ADJUST” menu of the “PICTURE MODE” menu (see page 22).
Using Your New TV
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Securing the TV
To prevent the TV from falling, secure the TV using one of the following methods:
the supplied screws, attach the band to the TV stand and to the rear of
A With
the TV using the provided hole.
or
the cord or chain through the clamps to secure the TV against a wall or
B Put
pillar.
20
mm
3.8 mm
B
A
or
Note
• Use only the supplied screws. Use of other screws may damage the TV.
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Watching the TV
?/1
t
a
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
7
8
-/--
0
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
L(MONO)
3
ENTER
MENU
1
2
AUTO
PROGR
ENTER
MENU
AUTO
PROGR
SELECT
PROGR
1 indicator
A/B
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This section explains various functions
and operations available while watching
the TV. Most operations can be done
using the remote.
%
Number buttons
JUMP
FAVORITE
MENU
MENU
+/–/ENTER
ENTER
PROGR +/–
SELECT
2 +/–
PROGR
Press ! to turn on the TV.
When the TV is in the
standby mode (the 1
indicator on the TV is lit
red), press ?/1 on the
remote or PROGR +/– on
the TV.
Press PROGR +/– or
number buttons to select
the program number.
For double digit numbers,
press -, then the number
(e.g., for 25, press -, then
2 and 5).
or
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
-/--
0
To select a program number quickly
(1) Press and hold PROGR +/–.
(2) Release PROGR +/– when the desired program number appears.
Note
• When you select a program number quickly, the picture may be disrupted.
This does not indicate a malfunction.
continued
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Watching the TV (continued)
Additional tasks
To
Press
Turn off temporarily
?/1. The 1 indicator on the TV lights up red.
Turn off completely
! on the TV.
Adjust the volume
2 +/–.
Mute the sound
%.
Watch the video input
(VCR, camcorder, etc.)
t to select “VIDEO 1”, “VIDEO 2” , “VIDEO 3”
or “DVD”.
To return to the TV program, press a (or t on the TV).
Jump back to the previous program
number
JUMP.
Display the on-screen information*
.
* The picture, sound, and either the program number or video input are
displayed. The on-screen display for the picture and sound information
disappears after about three seconds.
Changing the menu language
You can change the menu language as well as the on-screen language.
For details on how to use the menu, see Introducing the menu system on page 19.
1
Press MENU.
2
Press + or – to select the
“SETUP” icon ( ), then
press ENTER.
3
Make sure “LANGUAGE” is
selected, then press ENTER.
4
Press + or – to select the
desired language (e.g,
“
”), then press ENTER.
The selected menu language appears.
To return to the normal screen
Press MENU.
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MENU
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
P I C T URE
P I C T URE + MO DE : DYNAM I C
WI DE MODE : OF F
I N T E L L I GEN T P I C : OF F
S E T UP
L ANGUAGE : E NG L I SH
P I C ROT A T I ON
PROGRAM S E T UP
CO L OR S Y S : AU TO
S E T UP
ENG L I SH
L ANGUAGE :
P I C ROT A T I
PROGRAM S E
CO L OR S Y S :
Setting the Wake Up timer
1
Press until the desired
period of time appears.
WAKE UP TIMER:10M
After 10 minutes
WAKE UP TIMER:OFF
No Wake Up Timer
WAKE UP TIMER:12H00M
After 12 hours
2
Select the program number or video input you want to display when you
wake up.
3
Press 1 or set the Sleep timer if you want the TV to turn off automatically.
The
Using Your New TV
The Wake Up timer starts
immediately after you
have set it.
indicator on the TV lights up orange.
To cancel the Wake Up timer
Press until “WAKE UP TIMER: OFF” appears or turn off the TV’s
main power.
Note
• If no buttons or controls are pressed for more than two hours after the TV
is turned on using the Wake Up timer, the TV automatically goes into the
standby mode. To continue watching the TV, press any button or control
on the TV or the remote.
Setting the Sleep timer
Press until the desired
period of time appears.
SLEEP TIMER:30M
After 30 minutes
SLEEP TIMER:60M
After 60 minutes
SLEEP TIMER:OFF
No Sleep Timer
SLEEP TIMER:90M
After 90 minutes
The Sleep timer starts
immediately after you
have set it.
To cancel the Sleep timer
Press
until “SLEEP TIMER: OFF” appears or turn the TV off.
Using Your New TV
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Advanced Operations
Selecting the
picture and sound
modes
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
FAVORITE
SOUND MODE
PIC MODE
A/B
MENU
PIC MODE
ENTER
You can select picture and sound modes
and adjust the setting to your preference
in “PERSONAL” option.
Selecting the picture mode
Press PIC MODE
repeatedly until you get
the desired picture mode.
PIC MODE
DYNAMIC
STANDARD
PERSONAL
SOFT
Select
To
“DYNAMIC”
view high contrast pictures.
“STANDARD”
view normal contrast pictures.
“SOFT”
view mild pictures.
“PERSONAL”
receive the last adjusted picture setting from the “ADJUST”
option in the “PICTURE” menu (see page 21).
Selecting the sound mode
Press SOUND MODE
repeatedly until you get
the desired sound mode.
SOUND
MODE
≥ DYNAMIC
≥ DRAMA
≥ PERSONAL
≥ SOFT
Select
To
“DYNAMIC”
listen to dynamic and clear sound that emphasizes the low and
high tones.
“DRAMA”
listen to sound that emphasizes voice and high tones.
“SOFT”
listen to soft sound.
“PERSONAL”
receive the last adjusted sound setting from the “ADJUST”
option in the “SOUND” menu (see page 23).
Tip
• You can also set the picture and sound modes using the menu (see
Changing the “PICTURE” setting on page 21 and Changing the
“SOUND” setting on page 23).
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Advanced Operations
Viewing your
favorite channels
You can display and select six of your
favorite channels directly from your TV
screen.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
-/--
0
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
FAVORITE
Number
buttons
FAVORITE
MENU
ENTER
Advanced Operations
1
Press FAVORITE.
2
Press the number button
from 1 to 6 to select the
desired favorite channel.
FAVORITE
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
Tip
• To program your favorite channels, see Adjusting each program number
settings (PROGRAM SETUP) on page 26.
Advanced Operations
13
Listening with
surround sound
SOUND
MODE
The surround feature enables you to
enjoy the sound effects of a concert hall
or movie theater.
Press SURROUND
repeatedly until you
receive the desired
surround sound.
SURROUND
SURROUND
FAVORITE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
MENU
ENTER
SURROUND: TruSurround
SURROUND: OFF
Select
To
“TruSurround”
listen to the surround sound that spreads out to the rear of a room.
“OFF”
turn off the surround sound.
Tip
• You can also select the surround option using the menu (see Changing the
“SOUND” setting on page 23).
The surround of your TV is categorized as TruSurround.
TM
is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc. SRS and the SRS symbol are
registered trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. in the United States and selected foreign
countries. SRS and TruSurround are incorporated under license from SRS Labs,
Inc. and are protected under United States Patent Nos. 4,748,669 and 4,841,572
with numerous additional issued and pending foreign patents.
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Advanced Operations
Enjoying stereo or
bilingual
programs
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
FAVORITE
MENU
ENTER
A/B
(KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only)
You can enjoy stereo sound or bilingual
programs of NICAM and A2 stereo
systems.
L(MONO)
3
ENTER
MENU
AUTO
PROGR
SELECT
PROGR
indicator
Press A/B repeatedly until you
receive the sound you want.
The on-screen display changes
to show the selected sound.
indicator on the TV
The
lights up red when receiving
any stereo or bilingual
program.
NICAM
When receiving a NICAM program
Broadcasting
NICAM stereo
On-screen display (Selected sound)
NICAM
MONO
(Stereo sound)
(Regular sound)
NICAM bilingual
NICAM
MAIN
(Main sound)
NICAM
SUB
(Sub sound)
MONO
(Regular sound)
NICAM monaural
NICAM
MAIN
MONO
(Regular sound)
(Main sound)
continued
Advanced Operations
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Enjoying stereo or bilingual programs (continued)
When receiving an A2 program
Broadcasting
On-screen display (Selected sound)
A2 stereo
A2 bilingual
MONO
STEREO
(Regular sound)
(Stereo sound)
MAIN
SUB
(Main sound)
(Sub sound)
Receiving area for NICAM and A2 programs
System
Receiving area
NICAM
Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia,
Thailand, etc.
A2
Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.
Notes
• If the signal is very weak, the sound becomes monaural automatically.
• If the stereo sound is noisy when receiving a NICAM program, select
“MONO”. The sound becomes monaural, but the noise is reduced.
If the sound is distorted when receiving a monaural program
through the 8 (antenna) terminal
Press A/B repeatedly until “MONO” appears on the screen.
To cancel the monaural sound setting, press A/B again until
“AUTO” appears on the screen.
MONO
AUTO
Notes
• The “MONO” or “AUTO” setting is memorized for each program
number.
• You cannot receive stereo broadcast signal when the TV is in the “MONO”
setting. Normally set the TV to “AUTO”.
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Advanced Operations
Viewing Teletext
(KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only)
TV stations broadcast an information
service called Teletext via some TV
channels. Teletext allows you to receive
various information, such as shares
market or news.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
-/--
0
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
a
t
FAVORITE
MENU
ENTER
FASTEXT
A/B
Displaying Teletext
1
2
Select a TV channel that carries the Teletext broadcast you want to watch.
Press
text.
to display the
A Teletext page (normally
the index page) is
displayed. If there is no
Teletext broadcast, “100” is
displayed at the top left
corner of the screen.
b
P166 SECTEXT
166
From Singapore
Day
1.6
To PARIS
2
3
Dep/Arr
220/0588
2130/1225
2115/1330
To OSAKA
2.5
4.6
1000/1715
0930/2015
SQ6
CX522
747
L10
To ROMA
2.7
4
2130/0745
2300/0915
SQ24
AZ487
747
747
1
2
2210/0610
2100/0835
SQ21A
SQ21A
747
747
To SYDNEY
FR1 MAR
03:59:09
Flight
Alrcraft
SQ28
747
PA115
L15
SQ26
747
To turn off Teletext
Press a.
continued
Advanced Operations
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Viewing Teletext (continued)
Additional Teletext tasks
To
Do this
display a Teletext page on the TV
picture
Press .
Each time you press , the screen changes as
follows: Teletext n Teletext and TV n TV.
check the contents of a Teletext service
Press .
An overview of the Teletext contents and page
numbers appear on the screen.
select a Teletext page
Press the number buttons to enter the three-digit
page number of the desired Teletext page.* If you
make a mistake, reenter the correct page number. To
access the next or previous page, press PROGR +/–.
hold (pause) a Teletext display
Press
to display the symbol “z” at the top left
corner of the screen. To resume normal Teletext
operation, press
or .
reveal concealed information
(e.g., an answer to a quiz)
Press .
To conceal the information, press the button again.
enlarge the Teletext display
Press
.
Each time you press
, the Teletext display
changes as follows: Enlarge upper half n Enlarge
lower half n Normal size.
wait for a Teletext page while watching
a TV program
1 Enter the Teletext page number that you want to
refer to, then press .
2 When the page number is displayed, press
to
show the text.
* You can also select a Teletext page that appears in the colored columns at
the bottom of the screen using the corresponding color-coded buttons on
the remote.
Using FASTEXT
This feature allows you to quickly access a Teletext page that uses
FASTEXT. When a FASTEXT program is broadcasted, the colored
menus appear at the bottom of the screen. The colors of the menus
correspond to the red, green, yellow, and blue color-coded buttons
on the remote.
To access a FASTEXT menu
Press the color-coded button on the remote corresponding to the
menu you want. The menu page appears on the screen after several
seconds.
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Advanced Operations
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
Introducing the menu system
The MENU button lets you open a menu and change the settings of your TV. Here's
an overview of the menu system.
Return icon
“PICTURE” icon
“SOUND” icon
“SETUP” icon
“CH PRESET” icon
Menu level 1
Name of the current menu
Guide mark icon
SE TUP
L A NGU AG E :
P I C RO T A T I O
P RO G R AM S E T
C O L OR S Y S :
Menu level 3
Menu level 2
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3/Function
“PICTURE”
“PICTURE MODE”
Select the picture mode:
“DYNAMIC”t “STANDARD”t “SOFT”t
“PERSONAL”t “ADJUST”
“ADJUST”
“SOUND”
“WIDE MODE”
Change the picture size.
“INTELLIGENT PIC”
Optimize picture quality.
“SOUND MODE”
Select the sound mode:
“DYNAMIC”t “DRAMA” t “SOFT” t
“PERSONAL“ t “ADJUST”
“CH PRESET”
Adjust the “PERSONAL” option:
“BASS” t “TREBLE”t “BALANCE”t “BBE”*
“SURROUND”
Select the surround mode:
“TruSurround” t “OFF”
“INTELLIGENT VOL”
Adjust volume automatically.
“LANGUAGE”
Change the menu language:
“ENGLISH” t“
”(Chinese) t “
“ ” (Thai)
“PIC ROTATION”
Rotate the picture.
“PROGRAM SETUP”
Adjust each program number settings.
“COLOR SYS”
Change the color system:
“AUTO” t “PAL” t “SECAM” t
“NTSC3.58” t “NTSC4.43”
“AUTO PROGRAM”
Preset channels automatically.
“MANUAL PROGRAM”
Preset channels manually.
“TV SYS”
Change the TV system:
“B/G” t “I” t “D/K” t “M”
”(Arabic) t
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
“ADJUST”
“SETUP”
Adjust the “PERSONAL” option:
“PICTURE” t “COLOR”t “BRIGHT”t
“HUE”t “SHARP”
* The BBE is manufactured by Sony Corporation under license from BBE
Sound, Inc. It is covered by U.S. Patent No. 4,638,258 and No. 4,482,866.
The word “BBE” and the BBE symbol are the trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.
continued
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
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Introducing the menu system (continued)
How to use the menu
SOUND
MODE
You can use the buttons on the remote
and on the TV as well to display the
menu and adjust the settings.
1
Press MENU to display the
menu.
2
Press + or – to select the
desired item.
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
FAVORITE
MENU
MENU
ENTER
MENU
+ / – /ENTER
P I C T URE
P I C T URE + MO DE : DYNAM I C
W I DE MODE : OF F
I N T E L L I GEN T P I C : OF F
CH PRE S E T
AU TO PROGRAM
MANUA L PROGRAM
TV SYS : B / G
+
3
Press ENTER to confirm
your selection and go to
the next menu level.
ENTER
CH PRE S E T
AU T O PROG R AM+ + +
MANUA L PROGRAM
TV SYS : B / G
Other menu operations
To
Press
Adjust the setting value
+/–
Return to the previous menu level
ENTER
Cancel the menu
MENU
Tips
• To return from Menu Level 2 to Menu Level 1, press +/– to select the
return icon (
), then press ENTER.
• Some of the menu items can be operated directly using the remote buttons.
• The MENU, ENTER, and SELECT / buttons on the TV can also be used
for the operations above.
Front of TV
ENTER
MENU
AUTO
PROGR
SELECT
PROGR
Note
• If more than 60 seconds elapse between entries, the menu screen
automatically disappears.
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Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
Changing the
“PICTURE” setting
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
FAVORITE
MENU
ENTER
MENU
+ / – /ENTER
The “PICTURE” menu allows you to
change the picture settings.
1
2
3
Press MENU.
Make sure the “PICTURE”
) is selected,
icon (
then press ENTER.
Press + or – to select
the desired item (e.g.,
“PICTURE MODE”),
then press ENTER.
ENTER
ENTER
P I C T URE
P I C T URE MO DE : DYNAM I C
W I DE MODE : OF F
I N T E L L I GEN T P I C : OF F
P I C T URE
PICTURE MODE DYNAM I C
W I DE MODE : S T ANDARD
I N T E L L I GEN SOF T
P ER SONA L
AD J US T
Select
To
“PICTURE MODE”
choose either “DYNAMIC”, “STANDARD”, “SOFT”,
“PERSONAL”*, or “ADJUST”.
“WIDE MODE”
change the picture size when receiving wide-mode (16:9)
picture signal.
Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER.
To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER.
“INTELLIGENT PIC”
optimize picture quality.
Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER.
To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER.
* When the “PERSONAL” mode is selected, you can receive the last
adjusted picture settings from the “ADJUST” option (see page 22).
Note
• For details on the options under “PICTURE MODE”, see page 12.
To return to the normal screen
Press MENU.
continued
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
21
Changing the “PICTURE setting” (continued)
Adjusting the “ADJUST” items under “PICTURE MODE”
1
2
Press + or – to select the
desired item (e.g.,
“COLOR”), then press
ENTER.
ENTER
COLOR
Adjust the value according to the following table, then press ENTER.
For
Press – to
Press + to
“PICTURE”
decrease picture contrast
increase picture contrast
“COLOR”
decrease color intensity
increase color intensity
“BRIGHT”
darken the picture
brighten the picture
“HUE”*
increase red picture tones
increase green picture tones
“SHARP”
soften the picture
sharpen the picture
* You can adjust “HUE” for the NTSC color system only.
3
Repeat the above steps to adjust other items.
The adjusted settings will be received when you select “PERSONAL”.
Tip
• For details on the menu system and how to use the menu, refer to
Introducing the menu system on page 19.
22
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
80
Changing the
“SOUND” setting
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
FAVORITE
MENU
MENU
+ / – /ENTER
ENTER
The “SOUND” menu allows you to
change the sound settings.
1
2
Press MENU.
3
Press + or – to select
the desired item (e.g.,
“SOUND MODE”),
then press ENTER.
Press + or – to select the
“SOUND” icon ( ),
then press ENTER.
ENTER
ENTER
SOUND
SOUND MODE : DYNAM I C + +
SURROUND : OF F F
I N T E L L I GEN T VO L : OF F
SOUND
S OUND MODE DYNAM I C
S URROUND : O DRAMA
I N T E L L I GEN SOF T
P ER SONA L
AD J US T
Select
To
“SOUND MODE”
choose either “DYNAMIC”, “DRAMA”, “SOFT”,
“PERSONAL”*, or “ADJUST”.
“SURROUND”
choose either “TruSurround” or “OFF”.
“INTELLIGENT VOL”
adjust the volume of all program numbers and video inputs
automatically.
Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER.
To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER.
* When the “PERSONAL” mode is selected, you can receive the last
adjusted sound settings from the “ADJUST” option (see page 24).
Tip
• For details on the options under “SOUND MODE” and “SURROUND”,
see pages 12 and 14 respectively.
To return to the normal screen
Press MENU.
continued
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
23
Changing the “SOUND” setting (continued)
Adjusting the “ADJUST” items under “SOUND MODE”
1
2
3
Press + or – to select the
desired item
(e.g., ”BALANCE“),
then press ENTER.
ENTER
BALANCE
Adjust the value according to the following table, then press ENTER.
For
Press – to
Press + to
“BASS”
decrease the bass
increase the bass
“TREBLE”
decrease the treble
increase the treble
“BALANCE”
increase the left speaker’s volume
increase the right speaker’s volume
“BBE”
select “HIGH” for higher enhancement of sound clarity;
select “LOW” for lower enhancement of sound clarity;
select “OFF” to turn off the BBE sound
Repeat the above steps to adjust other items.
The adjusted settings will be received when you select “PERSONAL”.
Tip
• For details on the menu system and how to use the menu, refer to
Introducing the menu system on page 19.
24
00
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
Changing the
“SETUP” setting
The “SETUP” menu allows you to
change the menu language, adjust the
picture position, adjust the program
number setting and select color system.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
-/--
0
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
1
2
3
Number
buttons
FAVORITE
MENU
MENU
ENTER
+ / – / ENTER
Press MENU.
Press + or – to select
),
“SETUP” icon (
then press ENTER.
Press + or – to select
the desired item (e.g.,
“COLOR SYS”), then
press ENTER.
ENTER
S E T UP
L ANGUAGE : E NG L I SH
P I C ROT A T I ON
PROGRAM S E T UP
CO L OR S Y S : AU TO
ENTER
S E T UP
L ANGUAGE : E
P I C ROT A T I
PROGRAM S E
CO L OR S Y S :
AU TO
PA L
S ECAM
NT SC 3 . 5 8
N T SC 4 . 4 3
Select
To
“LANGUAGE”
change the menu language (see Changing the menu language
on page 10).
“PIC ROTATION”
adjust the picture position when it is not aligned to the TV screen.
Press + or – to adjust the picture position, then press ENTER.
ENTER
PIC ROTATION
“PROGRAM SETUP”
adjust each program number settings (see Adjusting each program
number settings (PROGRAM SETUP) on page 26).
“COLOR SYS”
change the color system. Normally, set this to “AUTO”.
To return to the normal screen
Press MENU.
continued
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
25
Changing the “SETUP” setting (continued)
Adjusting each program number settings (PROGRAM SETUP)
1
2
3
4
Select “PROGRAM SETUP” from the “SETUP” menu.
Select “PR” and press
ENTER. Press + or – to
select the desired
program number you
want to adjust, then press
ENTER.
Press + or – to select
the desired item (e.g.,
”CHILD LOCK”), then
press ENTER.
ENTER
PROGRAM S E T UP
PR : 1 4
S K I P : OF F
CH I L D L OCK : OF F
F A VOR I T E CH : – –
PROGRAM S E T UP
PR : 1 4
ON
OF F
S K I P : ON
CH I L D L OCK :
F A VOR I T E C : – –
Select
To
“PR”
select the desired program number.
“SKIP”
skip unwanted or unused program number.
Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER.
To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER.
“CHILD LOCK”
prevent children from watching this selected program number.
Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER.
The lock symbol ( ) appears on the screen.
To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER.
If you preset a locked program number, that particular program
number will be unlocked automatically.
“FAVORITE CH”
program favorite channels for direct selection.
Press + or – to select one of the six favorite channel numbers
(if you decide not to make any changes, select “ ”),
then press ENTER.
To view the selected favorite channel, refer page 13.
To continue adjusting other program number, press + or – to select “PR”,
then repeat step 2 and 3.
To return to the normal screen
Press MENU.
26
ENTER
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
Changing the
Channel Preset
(“CH PRESET”)
setting
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
A/B
FAVORITE
MENU
MENU
ENTER
+ / – /ENTER
The “CH PRESET” menu allows you to
adjust the setup of your TV. For
example, you can receive a channel with
a weak signal that fails to be tuned in by
automatic presetting.
1
2
Press MENU.
3
Press + or – to select the
desired item (e.g.,
“AUTO PROGRAM”),
then press ENTER.
Press + or – to select the
“CH PRESET” icon ( ),
then press ENTER.
CH PRE S E T
AU T O PROG R AM+ + +
MANUA L PROGRAM
TV SYS : B / G
ENTER
AU TO PROG RAM
PR : 0 1
T V S Y S : AU TO
VH F L OW
ENTER
Select
To
“AUTO PROGRAM”
preset channels automatically.
“MANUAL PROGRAM”
preset channels manually (see Presetting channels
manually on page 28).
“TV SYS”
change the TV system.
Press + or – to select either “B/G”, “I”, “D/K” or “M”, then
press ENTER.
To return to the normal screen
Press MENU.
Tip
• For details on the menu system and how to use the menu, refer to
Introducing the menu system on page 19.
continued
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
27
Changing the Channel Preset (“CH PRESET”) setting (continued)
Presetting channels manually
1
After selecting “MANUAL
PROGRAM”, select the
program number to
which you want to preset
a channel.
(1) Make sure “PR” is
selected , then press
ENTER.
(2) Press + or – until the
program number you
want to preset (e.g.,
program number “10”)
appears on the menu,
then press ENTER.
2
(1) Make sure either
“VHF LOW”, “VHF
HIGH” or “UHF” is
selected, then press
ENTER.
MANUA L PROG RAM
PR : 1 0
TV SYS : B / G
VH F L OW
F I NE : AU TO
ENTER
ENTER
MANUA L PROG RAM
PR : 1 0
TV SYS : B / G
VH F L OW
F I NE : AU TO
MANUA L PROG RAM
PR : 1 0
TV SYS : B / G
VH F L OW
F I NE : AU TO
If the sound of the
desired channel is
abnormal, select the
appropriate TV system.
(1) Press + or – to select
“TV SYS”, then press
ENTER.
(2) Press + or – until the
sound becomes
normal (e.g., “M”),
then press ENTER.
28
ENTER
MANUA L PROG RAM
PR : 0 1
TV SYS : B / G
VH F L OW
F I NE : AU TO
Select the desired channel.
(2) Press + or – until the
desired channel
picture appears on
the TV screen, then
press ENTER.
3
ENTER
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
ENTER
ENTER
MANUA L PROG RAM
B/G
PR : 1 0
TV SYS :
I
D/K
VH F L OW
F I NE : AU TO M
MANUA L PROG RAM
PR : 1 0
TV SYS : M
VH F L OW
F I NE : AU TO
4
If you are not satisfied with
the picture and sound
quality, you may improve
them by using fine tuning.
MANUA L PROG RAM
AU TO
PR : 1 0
TV SYS : M
MANUA L
VH F L OW
F I NE :
(1) Press + or – to select
“FINE”, then press
ENTER.
ENTER
(2) Press + or – to select
“MANUAL”, then press
ENTER.
ENTER
MANUA L PROG RAM
AU TO
PR : 1 0
TV SYS : M
MANUA L
– +
VH F L OW
F I NE :
(3) Press + or – until the
picture and sound
quality are optimal,
then press ENTER.
ENTER
MANUA L PROG RAM
PR : 1 0
TV SYS : M
VH F L OW
F I NE : MANUA L
The + or – icon on the
menu flashes while
tuning.
To return to the normal screen
Press MENU.
Notes
• If you preset a locked program number (“CHILD LOCK”), that particular
program number will be unlocked automatically (see page 26).
• The TV system (“TV SYS”) and the fine tuning (“FINE”) settings are
memorized for each program number.
Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)
29
Additional Information
Self-diagnosis function
Your TV is equipped with a self-diagnosis function. If there is a
problem with your TV, the 1 indicator flashes red. The number of
times the 1 indicator flashes indicates the possible causes.
Front of TV
L(MONO)
3
30
ENTER
MENU
AUTO
PROGR
SELECT
PROGR
1 indicator
1
Check that the 1 indicator flashes red a number of times between
3-second intervals.
2
3
4
Count the number of times the 1 indicator flashes.
Press ! (main power) to turn off your TV.
Inform your nearest Sony service center about the number of times the
1 indicator flashes.
Be sure to note the model name and serial number located on the rear of
your TV.
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you find any problem while viewing your TV, please check the following guide. If
any problem persists, contact your Sony dealer .
Symptom
Snowy picture
Noisy sound
Distorted picture
Possible cause
Solutions
Page
• Connection is loose or
the cable is damaged.
• Check the antenna cable and connection
on the TV, VCR and on the wall.
4
• Channel presetting is
inappropriate or
incomplete.
• Display the “CH PRESET” menu and
select “MANUAL PROGRAM” to preset
the channel again.
28
• The antenna type is
inappropriate.
• Check the antenna type (“VHF”/“UHF”).
Contact a Sony dealer for advice.
–
• The antenna direction
is inappropriate.
• Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a
Sony dealer for advice.
–
• Signal transmission is
low.
• Try using a booster.
–
• Broadcast signals are
too strong.
• Turn off or disconnect the booster if it is
in use.
–
• The TV system setting
or channel presetting
is inappropriate or
incomplete.
• If the sound of all the channels are noisy,
display the “CH PRESET” menu and
check the TV system (“TV SYS”) setting,
then select “AUTO PROGRAM” to preset
the channels again.
• If the sound of some channels are noisy,
select the channel, then display the “CH
PRESET” menu and select the appropriate
TV system (“TV SYS”).
27
• The power cord,
antenna or VCR is not
connected.
• Check the power cord, antenna and the
VCR connections.
4
• The TV is not turned
on.
• Press ?/1 (power).
9
• Press ! (main power) on the TV to turn
off the TV for about five seconds, then
turn it on again.
9
Noisy sound
Good picture
Noisy sound
No sound
Additional Information
No picture
27
continued
Additional Information
31
Troubleshooting (continued)
Symptom
Good picture
Possible cause
Solutions
Page
• The volume level is
too low.
• Press 2 + to increase the volume level.
10
• The sound is muted.
• Press % to cancel the muting.
10
• Broadcast signal has a • Press A/B until a good sound is
heard. (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only)
transmission problem.
15
• Do not use a hair dryer or other
• There is local
equipment near the TV.
interference from cars,
neon signs, hair
• Adjust the antenna direction for
dryers, power
minimum interference. Contact a Sony
generators, etc.
dealer for advice.
–
No sound
Dotted lines or
stripes
Double images or
“ghosts”
No color
32
–
• Broadcast signals are
reflected by nearby
mountains or
buildings.
• Use a highly directional antenna.
–
• Use the fine tuning (“FINE”) function.
29
• The antenna direction
is inappropriate.
• Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a
Sony dealer for advice.
–
• Use of a booster is
inappropriate.
• Turn off or disconnect the booster if it is
in use.
–
• The color level setting • Display the “PICTURE” menu and select
“ADJUST” of “PICTURE MODE”, then
is too low.
adjust the “COLOR” level.
22
• The color system
setting is
inappropriate.
• Display the “SETUP” menu and check the
color system (“COLOR SYS”) setting
(usually set this to “AUTO”).
25
• The antenna direction
is inappropriate.
• Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a
Sony dealer for advice.
–
Abnormal color
patches
• The magnetic
disturbance from
external speakers or
other equipment, or
the direction of the
earth’s magnetic field
may affect the TV.
• Keep external speakers or other electrical
equipment away from the TV. Do not
move the TV while the TV is turned on.
Press ! (main power) on the TV to turn
off the TV for about five minutes, then
turn it on again.
–
TV cannot receive
stereo broadcast
signal.
(KV-XA29M61/
XA25M61 only)
• The stereo reception
setting is
inappropriate.
• Press A/B until “AUTO” appears on the
screen.
15
Additional Information
Symptom
Stereo broadcast
sound switches
on and off or
is distorted.
or
The sound switches
between monaural
and stereo
frequently.
(KV-XA29M61/
XA25M61 only)
Possible cause
Solutions
Page
• Connection is loose or
the cable is damaged.
• Check the antenna cable and connection
on the TV, VCR and on the wall.
4
• The antenna direction
is inappropriate.
• Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a
Sony dealer for advice.
–
• Broadcast signal has a
transmission problem.
• Press A/B until a good sound is
heard.
“100” appears on
•
the top of the screen
and no Teletext
display.
(KV-XA29M61/
XA25M61 only)
The channel carries no
Teletext broadcast.
––
15
17
Teletext display is
incomplete (picture
snowy or double
images).
(KV-XA29M61/
XA25M61 only)
• Connection is loose or
the cable is damaged.
• Check the antenna cable and connection
on the TV, VCR and on the wall.
4
• The antenna direction
is inappropriate.
• Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a
Sony dealer for advice.
–
• Signal transmission is
too low.
• Try using a booster.
–
Picture slant
• The magnetic
disturbance from
external speakers or
other equipment, or
the direction of the
earth’s magnetic field
may affect the TV.
• There is interference
from external sources,
e.g., heavy
machineries, nearby
broadcast station.
• Keep external speakers or other electrical
equipment away from the TV.
–
Good mo
rning!
Lines moving across
the TV screen.
• Display the “SETUP” menu and adjust
“PIC ROTATION” until the picture
position is optimal.
25
• Use the fine tuning (“FINE”) function.
29
• Contact your nearest Sony service center.
30
The 1 indicator on
your TV flashes red
a number of times
between 3-second
intervals.
• Your TV may need
service.
TV cabinet creaks.
• Changes in room
temperature
sometimes make the
TV cabinet expand or
contract, making a
noise. This does not
indicate a malfunction.
—
–
A “boom” sound is
heard when the
TV is turned on.
• The TV’s demagnetizing
function is working.
This does not indicate
a malfunction.
—
–
Additional Information
33
Troubleshooting Shortcuts
For better viewing, please check the following connections.
Antenna connection
Check the antenna direction.
Incorrect antenna direction may cause:
• Snowy
picture
UHF
• Distorted
picture
VHF
Wall antenna
terminal
Booster
VCR
Check connection
on the wall antenna
terminal.
Check if you need
booster to increase
signal level.
Loose connection may
cause:
Too strong signal level
may cause:
• No picture
• Snowy picture
• Distorted picture
• Snowy picture
• Distorted sound
• Noisy sound
Check the
antenna type.
Wrong type of antenna
may cause:
34
• Noisy/
distorted
sound
Additional Information
AC Connection
(KV-XA29M61/
XA25M61 only)
• Double image
picture
• Missing
Teletext
characters
P166 SECTEXT
166
FR1 MAR
Fom Singapore
Day
1.6
To PARIS
2
3
Dep/Arr
220/0588
2130/1225
2115/1330
Flight
Alrcraft
SQ28
747
PA115
L15
SQ26
747
To OSAKA
2.5
4.6
1000/1715
0930/2015
SQ6
CX522
To ROMA
2.7
4
2130/0745
2300/0915
SQ24
AZ487
747
747
1
2
2210/0610
2100/0835
SQ21A
SQ21A
747
747
Check connection on
the AC socket.
Loose connection may cause:
03:59:09
• no power
To SYDNEY
747
L10
• no picture with no sound
Connection
to TV
Check connection
on the VCR and on
the TV.
Loose connection may
cause:
• Snowy picture
For more information, see
Troubleshooting on page 31 or consult
your dealer for guidance.
• Distorted sound
• No picture
Additional Information
35
Overview of controls
TV front panel
L(MONO)
3
L (MONO)
R
3
SELECT
AUTO
PROGR
ENTER
MENU
Button
ENTER
MENU
PROGR
SELECT
AUTO
PROGR
PROGR
Function
AUTO PROGR
!
Preset channels automatically.
Turn off completely or
turn on the TV.
Select program number.
PROGR +/–
Standby indicator
1
Adjust volume.
2 +/–
Select TV or video input.
t
Wake Up indicator
Stereo/bilingual indicator.
(KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only)
Menu operations
MENU
SELECT /
ENTER
i
36
Additional Information
Display the menu.
Select and adjust item.
Confirm selected item.
Headphones jack.
Page
5
9
9
9
10
10
11
15
20
20
20
–
Remote control
Button
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
-/--
0
SOUND
MODE
SURROUND
PIC MODE
FAVORITE
Function
Page
?/1
Turn off temporarily or
turn on the TV.
9
PROGR +/–
0 – 9, 2 +/–
Select program number.
9
t
a
Select TV or video input.
10
Display the TV program.
10
%
Mute the sound.
10
Display on-screen information.
10
Jump to previous program
number.
10
Set TV to turn on automatically.
11
JUMP
Input numbers.
9
Adjust volume.
10
MENU
Timer operations
A/B
ENTER
Set TV to turn off automatically.
Select picture mode.
PIC MODE
Select sound mode.
SOUND MODE
Display favorite channels.
FAVORITE
Select surround mode.
SURROUND
Stereo/bilingual operations
(KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only)
Select stereo/bilingual mode.
A/B
11
12
12
13
14
15
Teletext operations
(KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only)
Names/symbols of buttons
on the remote are indicated
in different colors to
represent the available
functions.
Label color
Button function
White
For general TV
operations
Green
For Teletext
operations
Display Teletext broadcast.
17
Enlarge the Teletext display.
18
Reveal concealed information.
18
Stop Teletext display from scrolling.
18
Display Teletext service contents.
18
Show TV screen while
waiting for Teletext page.
18
0–9
PROGR +/–
Input Teletext page number.
18
Display the next or previous page.
18
x (red, green,
Access a Fastext menu
18
yellow, blue)
Menu operations
MENU
+ or –
ENTER
Display the menu.
20
Select and adjust item.
20
Confirm selected item.
20
Additional Information
37
Specifications
KV-XA25M61
KV-XA25M50
KV-XA29M61
KV-XA29M50
Power requirements
220 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (W)
Indicated on the rear of the TV
Television system
B/G, I, D/K, M
Color system
PAL, PAL 60, SECAM, NTSC4.43, NTSC3.58
Stereo/Bilingual system
NICAM Stereo/Bilingual B/G, I, D/K; A2 Stereo/
Bilingual B/G
KV-XA29M61/
XA25M61 only
Teletext language
English, Arabic, French
KV-XA29M61/
XA25M61 only
Channel coverage
B/G
VHF : E2 to E12
UHF : E21 to E69
CATV : S01 to S03, S1 to S41
I
UHF : B21 to B68
CATV : S01 to S03, S1 to S41
D/K
VHF : C1 to C12, R1 to R12
UHF : C13 to C57, R21 to R60
CATV : S01 to S03, S1 to S41, Z1 to Z39
M
VHF : A2 to A13
UHF : A14 to A79
CATV : A-8 to A-2, A to W+4, W+6 to W+84
8 (Antenna)
75-ohm external terminal
Audio output (Speaker)
8W + 8W
Number of terminal
(Video)
Input: 4* Output: 1
Phono jacks; 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
* Three input lines
available
(Audio)
Input: 4* Output: 1
Phono jacks; 500mVrms
* Three input lines
available
(S Video)
Input: 2
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms
(Component
Video)
Input: 1
Phono jacks; 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75ohms, sync negative
CB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
CR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
i (Headphones)
Picture tube
Output: 1
Stereo minijack
25 in.
29 in.
Tube size (cm)
64
72
Measured diagonally
Screen size (cm)
60
68
Measured diagonally
Dimensions (w/h/d, mm)
Mass (kg)
696 × 513 × 500
38
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sony Corporation
38
Note
Additional Information
772 × 576 × 516
51
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