Sony KV-27FA210 Owner's manual

Sony KV-27FA210 Owner's manual

SONY

F# Trinitren

®

Operating Instructions

4-100-520-21

KV-2 7 FA210

© 2003 by Sony Corporation

WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the

TV to rain or moisture.

ATTENTION

RtSQUE DE CHOC

NE PAS

ELECTRIQUE,

OUVRIR

PRECAUCION

RtESGO DE CHEQUE ELECTRODe

NO ABRIR

CAUTION: TO SEDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVES (OR RACK).

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS iNSiDE

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED

SERVICE PERSONNEL.

This

symbol is intended presence of uninsulated within tile product's sufficient magnitude shock to persons.

to alert

"dangerous the user to tile voltage" enclosure to constitute that may be of a risk of electric

This

symbol is intended presence of important

(servicing) accompanying instructions to alert operating the user to tile and maintenance in tile literature tile appliance.

Note to the CATV Installer

This

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

as close to the point of

SAFETYPRECAUTIONS

[_

[_

[_

Operate the TV only on 120 V AC.

One blade of the power plug is wider than the other for safety purposes and will fit into the power outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact your dealen

[f any liquid ol; solid object falls into the TV, unpl ug it and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it further.

CAUTION

When using TV games, computers, with your TV, keep the brighh/ess and similar products and contrast functions at low settings.

If a fixed (non-moving) screen for long periods of time pattern at a high is left oil the brightness or contrast setting, the image can be permanently onto the screen.

Continuously watching the imprinted same channel can cause the imprint of station loges onto the TV screen.

These

types of imprints are not covered by your warranty because they are tile results of misuse.

/_

receptacle, or other outlet unless the blades can

be fulty inserted to prevent blade exposure.

7"J rou are cautlonea mat any cnanges or modifications not expressly approvea

In IRIS manual COLa veto

four aumorlty to operate

IRIS eaUl[ q/enL

NOTIFICATION

This

equipment has been tested and found to comply with tile limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of tile F(C Rules.

These limits are designed reasonable residential protection installation.

a_,ainst

_his harmful equipment to provide interference generates, in a uses, and can radiate radio h:equencv energy and, it not installed and used in accordance with tt:_e instructions, may cause harmful interference with radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee particular installation.

that interference

If this equipment will not occur ill a does cause harmful interference determined encouraged to radio or television reception, which can be by turning the equipment off and on, the user is to try to correct of the following measures: the interference by one or more

[_

[_

Reorient or relocate the receix ing antennas.

[ncrease the separation between the equipment and i:eceiv er.

[_

[_

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

Consult for help.

the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician

Protecting

the TV

[_

[_

To prevent internal heat build-up, do not block the

_ entilation openings.

Do not install the TV in a hot or humid place, or in a place subject to excessi_ e dust el mechanical vibration.

Note on Caption Vision

This

television receiver provides display of televiskm closed captioning in accordance with § 15.119

of the FCC rules.

Use of this television programs broadcast for other on UHF than or VHF private viewing or transmitted of by cable companies authorization program for the use of the general from the broadcaster-cable o%r['ler.

public may company t:equire and/or

Owner's Record

The model and serial numbers are located on the front cover of this manual and at the rear of your: TV.

Trademarks and Copyrights

• 0-

-

ENERGY STAR Is a registered mark.

As an ENERGYSTAR Partner,Sonyhas determined that this product e_product model meets the ENERGYSTAR guidelines for energy efficiency.

WEGA_0, FD Trinitron, Caption Vision, D} namic Bass l;:esponse

S}stem md Stead} Sound are registered trademarks of Son}

CorporaH on.

Licensed b_ BBE Sound, Inc. tinder USP 4638258.4482866.

BBE and

BBE symb(d are trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.

®

"WOW,

TruSurround,

and the (@)

symbol are trademarks incorporated

of SRS Labs,

under

Inc. WOW license from technology

SRS Labs, Inc."

is

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

For your protection, please read these instructk)ns con_pleteb.', and keel:) this manual for future reference.

(arefullv and insti_uctions operating observe and placed instructions comply with all warnings, on the, set, or described or service manual.

cautions in the

WARNING

To guard against injury, the following precautions should servicing of the set.

be_observed basic safety in the installation,

Use

Power Sources

use, and

This set should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the serial/model plate.

If you are not st "_ of th • type of • ect" ca pew _r supohed to w,ur hom_,,consultyour deaJer or hx:al power company.

For those sets designed to operate'from battery power, refer to the operating instructions.

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Grounding or Polarization

This set ]nay" be equipped with apolarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than other).

This plug _;ill fit into the po_; er outlet onl} one _;ay. 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 replace }our obsolete outlet.

Do not defeat the safety purpose oithe polarized plug.

For the set with a polarized AC power cord plug

This plug will fit into the power outlet only one wa D This is a safer?

If _ou are unable fully into to insert the outlet, feature.

the plug try reversing the

_.._-/-_r _

_/

_--_ 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 ACplug

This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet.

This is a safety feat{n:e.

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 overk_ad wall outlets, extension cords or convenience _1

(_}_'_("

_]/_-.

receptacles beyond their capacity, since this can result in fire or electric shock.

Ahvavs turn the set off when it is not to be used.

When the set is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet as a precaution possibility of an internal malfunction that could against create the a fire hazard.

Do not disconnect the antenna or the power cord during a heavv storm.

Lighlning may strike while you are holding the c_lble or cord, causing serious injur}_ Turn off your TV and wait for the weather to improve.

Object

and Liquid Entry

Never push o_cts 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.

Attachments

Do not use attachinents by the manufacturer, hazards.

not recoin]Tlended as they may cause

Do not place an)' objects especially heavv objects, on top of the set. The object may fall from the set, causing injury.

Cleaning

Unplug the set from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishin_ it.

Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.

Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterk)r of the set.

If a snapping is contimlous or popping or frequent sound while from a TV set the TV is operating, unplug the TV and consult your dealer or service technician.

It is normal for some TV sets to make occasional popping sounds, turned on or off.

particularly snapping when being or

Installation

Ahvavs use two or more people to lift or move the set. The set is heavy and the bottom sin:face is flat. Serious injury can result from trying to move the set by yourself alone, or from unsteady handling.

Install tl_e set on a stable, lew_l surface.

Water and Moisture

Do not use power-line operated sets near _; ater -for example, near a bathtub,

_t*_ashbo_; 1, 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, tripod, bracket, table, or shelf.

The set may fall, causing serious in uryto a child or an adu t, and serious damage to the set. Use only a cart or stand l_ecommended by the manufacturer for the specific model of TV. Any mounting of theproduct follo*; the manufacturer's instructions, and should should use a mounting accessory

recommended

appliance and cart combination b_ the mamlfacturer.

An should be moved with care.

Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to ox erturn.

Ventilation

The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided reliable operation for necessary venti alton.

To ensure of the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings blocked or covered.

must never be

cover

with a cloth or other

materials.

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

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

is

provided.

• 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 allo_ anything to rest on or roll over the po_; er cord, and do not place the set where the po_; er cord is subject to _;ear 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 ovechead powder lines or other electric light oc powel: circuits, or where it can come in contact with such powel: lines ol: circuits.

WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA

SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO KEEP

FROM CONTA(: TING SU(:H POWER LINES OR

(: IRQ UITS 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 mast and supporting with respect to prt_per grounding structure, grounding of the lead-in of the

_;ire to an antenna

discharge

unit, size of grounding location of antenna discharge unit, connection electrodes, and requirements for the grounding conductors, to grounding electrode.

Antenna Grounding According to the NEC

Antenna Grounding

Qode, ANSI/NFPA

According

70.

to the National Electrical

LEAD IN

{;LAMP

ANTENNA

DISCHARGE UNIT

(NEC

GROUNDING

810-20) SECTION

NA

CONDUCTORS

(NEC SECTION 810-21)

GROUND CLAMPS

ERVlOE GROU[IDING

ELECTRODE

(NEC ARTICLE

SYSTEM

250 PART H) NEC.

NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE

Lightning

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

l:eceiver due to lightning

This

will prevent damage to the and powerqine 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.

_ _)"--=4TL'_,_

If liquid has been spilled into the set or objects have fallen into the product.

• If the set has been exposed to rain or water.

• If the set has been

subject

to excessive dropped, shock been damaged.

by being or the cabinet has

If the set does not operate normally when following

the operating

instructions.

Adjust only those controls

that are specified

in the operating instructions.

Improper ad]justment of

_

,_z::= _ i_

"it_i_ _ "

[_? • other controls may result in damage and will often retluire extensive workby a qualified technician to restore the set to normal operation.

• When the set exhibits a distinct

change

in performance -- this 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, sure the service technician certifies in writing that he has used replacement be i_arts specified by the manufacturer ave the same characteristics as the that original parts.

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

Safety Check

Upon completinn of any service or repairs to the set, ask the service technician to perform l:outine 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 tube disposal could result in a pictul:e implosion.

technician

Ask a qualified to dispose ot the set.

service

Contents

Introduction

®

Introducing the FD Trinitron WEGA Features ........................................................................

About this Manual ..........................................................................................................................

Batteries for the Remote Control ..................................................................................................

Front Panel Menu Controls ...........................................................................................................

Using the Remote Control

Remote Control Description ..........................................................................................................

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

Manufacturer's Codes ....................................................................................................................

Using your TV Remote Control with Other Equipment ...........................................................

Connecting Your TV

TV Rear Panel ..................................................................................................................................9

Basic Connections .........................................................................................................................

11

Dynamic Bass Response System Connection (Subwoofer) ....................................................

12

Connecting Additional Equipment ............................................................................................

13

Using Basic Functions

Setting Up the TV ..........................................................................................................................

Quick Start to the Menus .............................................................................................................

21

22

3

5

6

7

Using the Menus

How to Access Menus ..................................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

Parental Control .....................................................................................................................

United States: Selecting Custom Rating Options ..............................................................

Canada: Selecting Custom Rating Options ........................................................................

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

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

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

Other Information

Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................

Specifications .................................................................................................................................

Index ......................................................................................................................................................

41

45

47

25

26

27

29

31

32

34

36

37

38

39

2

2

1

2

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony FD Trinitron WEGA ®.

Introducing the FD Trinitron

WEGA ®Features

Some of the features you will enjoy include:

FD Trinitron Flat CRT-- Delivers a picture with uncompromising outstanding image detail via a technologically advanced tube.

accuracy and

_1

Dynamic Bass Response

System -- Enhances low-frequency sounds with a powerful subwoofer.

New and exclusive from Sony.

_1 Y, PB,PRInputs -- Provides component video inputs for superior picture quality

(480i only).

WOW -- Provides a dramatic presence with a full, deep bass sound.

When WOW is enabled, BBE is directly activated to further enhance the audio performance.

TruSurround -- Produces a dynamic three-dimensional sound for stereo audio signals.

BBE-- Gives sound more impact by using audio technology to compensate for phase effects in speakers.

Parental Control (V-Chip) -- Helps parents monitor what their children watch on TV by establishing rating limits.

_1 Favorite Channels -- Provides instant access to your favorite channels with the touch of a button.

Info Banner -- Displays the name and the remaining time of the current program, if available.

Universal Remote Control -- Operates your connected cable box, VCR, digital satellite receiver, or DVD player.

Energy Star ®-- Meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.

Front Panel Controls -- Allows access to the on-screen menus without the use of a remote control.

_1 Front A/V Inputs -- Lets you quickly connect video games, camcorders, or stereo/mono equipment.

Operating Instructions

About this Manual

This manual provides instructions to help you enjoy your new TV. It shows you how to connect to an antenna or cable, cable box, VCR, DVD, satellite receiver, stereo system, or camcorder.

Once your TV is connected, follow the instructions and use the remote control to access the on-screen menus.

Batteries for the Remote Control

hrsert two AA (R6) batteries (supplied) into the remote control using the following illustration as a guide.

/iY_-_ Under normal conditions batteries will last up to six months.

If the remote control does not operate

pr0Per!y,the batteries might be Woin Out

If you Willnot be usingthe remote control foran extended period Oftime, removethe batteriesto avoid possibledamagefrom battery leakage.

Front Panel Menu Controls

WSVIDEO --VOLU[ae_

[ "

The front Audio/Video panel controls allow you to access the menu without the remote control.

Press ME.UO

the on-screen menu.

13 Use the (_) and (_) buttons on the front Audio/Video panel instead of your remote control.

Use the @ button on the front Audio/Video panel to navigate through the menus, then select an item. The front panel controls also allow you to change your channels (CH+/-), adjust the volume (VOL +/-), and change video hrputs.

_ To navigate the menusWith your remote control see "using the MenUs:'Onpage 25

Using the Remote Control

Remote Control Description

Button

[]

MUTING

Description

Instantly turns off the sound.

Press again or press voL to restore the sound.

_M TNG

.....................................

A " "

[]

SYSTEM OFF

.......[]

"v'__ [.........................................

OF _C_II_ SA'CA_LE W

,.,..,,,,,[_[_

TV/VCR

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

Press when you are finished using a VCR and you want to switch to the TV Antenna input.

Your VCR power will remain on.

.........

6iSf6hEa66E .................

r_q[_ SLEEP

ULTJ

i® ® ®LL

r_ []

JUMP

_"" 111_j

[] @

Turns the TV off automatically in approximately 15,

30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes.

Cancel by pressing until

Sleep Off appears.

i :

Press to lump back and forth between two channels.

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

Press for a direct selection of Effect settings

(Simulated, WOW, TruSurround, Off) (see page 27).

RESET

Press to return to factory settings while in an on-

,-4_?

VOL OH

RM=Y18#

1_[]

[]

CODE SET

POWER

.......

]

[]

.........

FUNCTION

[]

VCR/DVD

(operating)

[]

TV/VIDEO

[]

DISPLAY

[]

MTS/SAP

ENTER

[]

GUIDE

Use to program your remote control to operate connected video equipment (see page 5).

Press when you want to turn connected equipment on or off.

Press when you want to control connected equipment with your remote control.

Operates VCR or DVD. Use when you want to operate connected VCR or DVD with your remote control.

Cycles through available video inputs.

Press once to show current time (if set) and channel number.

Press again to turn DISPLAY off.

Cycles through the Multi-Channel TV Sound (MTS) options: Stereo, Mono, and Auto SAP (Second

Audio Progranr).

buttons to select a channel, then press ENTER.

Brings up the custom guide of your satellite receiver.

Operating Instructions

[]

Button

_ i

[]

MENU

[] CH (channel)

#_nl# you lose your remote ContioI, See page

52.

Description

Moves the cursor in the on-screen menus.

Press the arrow buttons to move the cursor.

Press the center button to select or access an option.

Displays the on-screen menu.

Press again to exit the menu at any time.

Press when you want to change channels.

Using the Remote Control

Programming the Remote Control

In order to use your remote control with other equipment, you need to program your remote control.

Use the following procedure to program the remote control.

1

Check the list of "Manufacturer's Codes" on page 6 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.

CODE SET

2

Press CED.

VCRYDVD

/d_ The _and

SAT/CABLE l COOESET

CZD button wdlflash whenyou press CZD:

3

Press _ or s_E button to indicate the type of component you want to program with the remote control.

/_ p , y p

.

4

Use the

(_-(_

buttons to enter the three-digit manufacturer's code number.

ENTER

5

Press

O"

6

To check if the code number works, aim the TV's remote control at the component and press on the green POWER button (VCR/DVD, SAT/CABLE, TV) that corresponds with that component.

If it responds, you are done. If not try using another code listed for that manufacturer.

#_,_ If you have pioblemS programming youi remote c0ntrol;see "Troubleshooting'!

on page 4i:

Operating Instructions

Manufacturer's Codes

VCRs

Olympic

Optimus

Panasonic

Manufacturer

Code

Sony

Admiral

30i

327

3021303 ...............

.......................

Pentax

(M. Ward) Philco .....

................................................................................................

Aiwa 338, 344 Philips

Audio 314, 337 Pioneer

Dvnamic

....................

319, 317

..................

Quasar

Broksonic

..................................................................................

..........................

RCA/

Canon 309,308 PROSCAN

CitiZen .............

332 .........................

Craig ............

302, 332 .........

Realistic

30% 308

327

308, 309,306,

Manufacturer

Sony

Hitachi

Code

751

758

307

305,304

308, 309

308, 309, 310

308

308, 309, 306

......................

Magnavox

Mitsubishi

757

761 onkvo ....................................

"

Oritron 759

Panasonic 753

304, 305,308,

309, 311,312,

313, 310, 329

Philips

Pioneer ....

757

752 .......

309, 33{), 328, RCA 755

Curtis Mathes

Daewoo

DBX

DimensJa

Emerson

Fisher

Funai

Genre al

Electric

304, 338, 309

341,312, 309

314, 336, 337

304

319, 320, 316,

317, 318, 341

330, 335

338

329,304,

30cj

........

Samsung 322, 313, 321

330, 335

Seoti ..........................312, 3i3,321,

335,323,324,

325, 326

Shallp ........

Shintom

Signal:Ure 2000

(M. Ward)

SV2000

.........

Toshiba 754

Zenith ..............................

Cable Boxes

Manufacturer

327, 328

315 Hamlin/Regal

338£ 327 .........................................

Code ..............

222, 223,224,

225, 226

2{5i, if{Jr; 2037

204, 205,206,

Go Video ............... 322330, 340 .....

Sylvania 308, 309,338,

GokMar ......................................

Hitachi 30& 304, 3051

310

.................................................

Symphonic 338

338 Tashiro .........

332 ..........

Motorola

............

Oak

Panasonic

Pioneer

207, 2{)8, 218

227, 228, 229

219, 220, 221

214, 215

Instant Replay

JC Penney

309, 308

369,305304, ..........

330, 314, 336,

Tatung

Teac ...................

314, 336, 337

3i4, 33& 338

337

Scientific

Altanta

Tocom

209, 210, 211

216, 217

JVC

Mitsu6ishi/

M GA

Multitech

NEC

314, 336, 337,

345, 346, 347

Kem_,_ood ........................

337

323, 324, 325j

326

325, 338, 321

314, 336, 337

....................................................

Toshiba

...........

312, 311

327, 328, 335,

331,332

Exi (Seal:sj 3321305 330,

335, 338

Yamaha 314, 330, 336,

337

Magnavox

Marantz

MaJta

Memorex

314, 336, 337

..... 309, 335

Zenith 331

kaserdisc Players

...........

Manufacturer

Min0ita ............................

Sony

Code

701

Satellite

Receivers

Manufacturer

Code ..................................

Sony

DIRECT TV

.......................

Echostar

General

Electric

Hitachi

Panasonic 704, 710

Hughes

Pioneer .......................................

Mitsubishi

Panasonic

RCA/

PROSCAN

Toshiba

801

809

810

802

805

804

809

803

802, 808

806, 807

Using the Remote Control

Using your TV Remote Control with Other Equipment

operating

aVCR ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Press To

Power on the VCR (VCR/DVD grf_en button)

@[email protected] Select a channel

G Change channels

_ .......................................

tape .................................................................................................................................................................................

m

._

or _

Ill

@ and _ w,,,cR

0

Stop

Search forward

Pause

Record

Switch between or backward

VCR and TV inputs

ope[ating

a DVD P!ayer ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Press To

(_)=(_)

Power on the DVD (VCR/DVD green button)

Select chapters

_._(_

.......... _ .......

m l|

Search chaptm's forward

O17 backward fi_v 5_ ..............................................

Stop

Pause

Display the DVD menu

Use the arrow buttons to move the cursor in the menu, and the center button to select an option

Operating a Laser Disc Player .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Press To

VCR/DVD Power on the laser disc (VCR/DVD green button)

_

Im

R|

Search chapters forward or backward

Play disc

Stop

Pause

Operating Instructions

Operating

a Satellite

Receiver

Q

...........................

(_ l_ack to previous channel

_ISPLAY..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

QZD Display channel number

......

GUIDE

'_i__

;_'

c:::)

:: :::2:........................

.................

Use the ar ow buttons to move [he cursor in the menu, and the center button to select an option

Operating a Cable Box

0 Change back to previous channel

Connecting

Your TV

Read this section before setting up your TV for the first time. This section explains how to make the basic connections and how to connect optional equipment.

TV Rear Panel

%

Jack

[_VHFIUHF

[] $ VIDEO

Description

This input connects to your VHF/UHF antenna or cable.

This input connects to the S VIDEO OUT jack on your VCR or other video equipment that has S VIDEO. S VIDEO provides better picture quality than the VHF/UHF jacks or the video input jack. S VIDEO does not provide sound, so you still must connect the audio cables.

[]

AUDIO L(MONO), Fi/

This input connects to the AUDIO/VIDEO output jacks on your

VIDEO VCR or other video equipment.

A third video input jack

(VIDEO 2) is located on the front panel of the TV. These

AUDIO/VIDEO input jacks provide better picture quality than the VHF/UHF jack.

[]

Y, PB, PW L(MONO), R

These inputs (Video 4-5) connect to the component video Y, PB,

PR, and AUDIO L(MONO), R jacks on your DVD player or digital set-top box (480i only).

(continued)

9

Operating Instructions

Jack

[]AUDIO

OUT

(VAR/FIX)

L (MONO), R

[Dynamic

Bass

Response System

Description

This jack connects to the Audio input jacks on your audio equipment.

You can listen to your TV's audio through your stereo system.

The Dynamic Bass Response System (subwoofer) accentuates the low frequencies for better overall sound.

Xo Only the SuppliedDynamicBassResponseSystemunit should be connectedto the KV-27FA210Sony

10

Connecting Your TV

Basic Connections

TV with Cable, Indoor, or Outdoor Antenna

Depending on tile cable system available in your home, choose one of tile connections below:

A VHF only 75-ohm or coaxial cable

VHF/UHF or

Cable

(Rear of TV)

VHF/UHF

Use this to connect the TV to a cable system or an antenna with a 75-ohm cable

(usually built in to newer homes).

B

VHF only 300-ohm lead or twin cable

UHF only or

VHFIUHF

(Rear of TV)

VHF/UHF

Converter £AC-25

(not supplied)

Use this to connect the TV to a dipole antenna, also known as a "rabbit ears antenna"

(usually found in older homes).

C VHF and

UHF

75-ohm coaxial cable

300-ohm lead twin cable

This allows you to connect your TV to both a cable system and a dipole antenna, in order to view both cable and local channels.

_ If you are Connecting to an indoor Or Outdoor antenna; you may need to adjust the orientation of the antenna for the best reception.

11

Operating Instructions

Dynamic Bass System Connection (Subwoofer)

'

Make sure to disconnect the TV before connecting the Dynamic Bass ResponseSystem:

Only the SupPlied Dynamic Bass Response System unit should be connected to the KV-

27FA210 Sony TV inputs (SUBWOOFER+k).

1

Introduce the support pin of the Dynamic Bass Response System into the guide located on top of the TV.

Dynamic Bass Response System

Pin

Guide

2

Connect the Dynamic Bass Response System cables to the indicated inputs of the TV rear panel. Connect the gray cable to the SUBWOOFER ,:_+ (gray input).

Connect the black cable to the SUBWOOFER _(black input).

See illustration below.

Subwoofer

+

3

Once installation is complete, plug the TV's AC power cord into the wall socket.

X,_D0 not plug in the AC P0wer cord until the Subw00fer is COmpletely installed.

12

Connecting Your TV

Connecting Additional

Equipment

Connecting a TV and VCR

Rear of TV

1

_ VCR

F F_

From

I

"

OUT

_--I-

_ _ Video (yellow) cable/antenna

_'_.............................

Optional

I connection

1

Connect the coaxial cable from your TV antenna or cable service to the IN jack on your

VCR.

2

Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your VCR to the VHF/UHF jack on the TV.

Optional connection

0

If your VCR is equipped with video outputs, you can get better picture quality by connecting audio/video cables (not supplied) from AUDIO/VIDEO OUT on your VCR to

AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV.

O For better picture quality, use S VIDEO instead of the yellow video cable. S VIDEO does not provide sound, so you still must connect the audio cables.

Using your W with this connection

This connection allows you to do the following:

0

Program your Sony remote control to operate your VCR (see page 5).

VCR/DVD

3 To activate your remote, press CD to operate your VCR. To do this, first program your remote control, then use the Channel Fix feature to set your TV to channel 3 or 4 (see page 29).

TV,'VIDEO

Press CD repeatedly to switch between VCR input (VIDEO input) and VHF/UHF

(local channels).

13

14

Operating Instructions

TV and Cable Box

,

From cable/

antenna

f

I _0_ OUT

L__

Cable box

|

Rear of TV

1

Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service to the IN jack on your cable box.

2

Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your cable box to the

VHF/UHF jack on your TV.

Using your TV with this connection

This connection allows you to do the following:

Program your Sony remote control to operate your cable box (see page 5).

To activate your remote press s_E to operate your cable box and then use the _-_ buttons or CH+/buttons to change the channels.

To do this, first program your remote control, then use the Channel Fix feature to set your TV to channel 3 or 4 (see page 29).

Connecting Your TV

TV, VCR, and Cable

Box

SVBDEO

AUD,OR AUDIOL VIDE®

From

cable

1

Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service to the IN jack on your cable box.

2

Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your cable box to the IN jack on your VCR.

3

Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your VCR to the VHF/UHF jack on the TV.

4

If your VCR is equipped with video outputs, you can get better picture quality by connecting audio/video cables (not supplied) from AUDIO/VIDEO OUT on your VCR to

AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV.

Optional connection

_1 For better picture quality, use S VIDEO inserted of the yellow video cable. S VIDEO does not provide sound, so you still must connect the audio cables.

Using your TV with this connection

Program your Sony remote control to operate your VCR or cable box (see page 5).

_1 To activate your remote, press

VCR_DVD

CED to operate to operate your cable box. To do this, first program your remote control, then use the Channel Fix feature to set your TV to channel 3 or 4 (see page 29).

Press _ repeatedly to switch between VCR input (VIDEO input), VHF/UHF (local channels or unscrambled), or cable box (cable system or scrambled channels).

15

Operating Instructions

Connecting a TV and Satellite Receiver

From

cable/

antenna

Satellite antenna cable

Satellite receiver

S/_T'E L UT E _N

/ _ _ _ _

/ uNEouT__

_-/_

VHF/UHF

OUT

_.\_

4_ A Video

(yellow)

.................

L (white)

...................

R (red)

1

Connect the cable from your satellite antenna to SATELLITE IN on your satellite receiver.

2

Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service or antenna to the VHF/UHF jack on your TV.

3

Using audio/video cables (not supplied), connect AUDIO/VIDEO OUT on your satellite receiver to AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV.

Using your TV with this connection

This connection allows you to do the following:

_1 Program your Sony remote control to operate your satellite receiver (see page 5).

SAT_CABLE

_1 To activate your remote, press CED to operate your satellite receiver. See page 7 on how to operate other functions.

Press _ repeatedly to switch to satellite receiver input (VIDEO input).

16

Connecting

a TV, VCR, and Satellite

Receiver

4 From

Connecting Your TV

1

Connect the coaxial cable from your satellite antenna to SATELLITE IN on the satellite receiver.

2

Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service or antenna to the IN jack on your VCR.

3

Using a coaxial cable (not supplied), connect the OUT jack on your VCR to the VHF/UHF jack on your TV.

4

Using audio/video cables (not supplied), connect AUDIO/VIDEO OUT on your satellite receiver to AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your VCR.

5

Using audio/video cables (not supplied), connect AUDIO/VIDEO OUT on your VCR to

AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV.

fro_ the sateilite receiveroi_C R)selecttee video input to which your Sate!iitereceiverOr

VCR is connectedby pressing _ on the remote €ontroli

Using your TV with this connection

This connection allows you to do the following:

Program your Sony remote control to operate your VCR or satellite receiver (see page 5).

Turn on your VCR to enable your satellite receiver to work with this connection.

VCR_DVD SA

/CABLE

[3 To activate your remote, press CD to operate your VCR or C_ to operate your satellite receiver.

Press _' repeatedly to switch between VCR input (VIDEO input), VHF/UHF

(local channels or unscrambled), or your cable box (cable system or scrambled channels).

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Operating Instructions

Connecting a DVD Player

Using audio/video cables (not supplied), connect AUDIO/VIDEO OUT on your DVD player to AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV.

Rear of DVD Player

g_

Video (yellow).

Audio [ (white)

_J ........................................

Optional connection

For better picture quality, use S VIDEO instead of the yellow video cable. S VIDE() does not provide sound, so you still must connect the audio cables.

If your DVD player is equipped with component video outputs (Y, P., PR), you can improve the picture quality by using component video cables (480i only). This connection can be done on VIDEO 4 or 5 (both Y, P.,

PR).

Rear of DVD Player

V

• R (red)

Audio L (white)

1

Using component video cables (not supplied), connect the Y, P_, P, OUT on your DVD player to Y, P_, PR IN on your TV.

2 Connect AUDIO OUT on your DVD player to AUDIO IN on your TV.

d"a The Y, PB,PRoutputs on your DVD player are sometimes labeled Y, CB,and CRorY, B+Y,and R:Y. If so, connect the Cablesto like Colors.

Using your TV with this connection

This connection allows you to do the following:

Program your Sony remote control to operate your DVD (see page 5).

VCR'DVD

To activate your remote, press C_ to operate your DVD.

Press _ repeatedly to switch to the DVD player's input (VIDEO input).

18

Connecting Your TV

Connecting

a Camcorder

To connect your camcorder, you can use the Audio/Video inputs on either the front or rear panel of the TV. Using the audio/video cables (not supplied), connect the AUDIO/VIDEO

OUT on your camcorder to the AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV.

Front A/V Panel

O _ O MENU

R(AUDHO)

LIt_ONO)

VIDEO SVIDEO

A/V output

V

Connecting an Audio System

1

Using audio/video cables (not supplied), connect AUDIO OUT on your TV to one of the unused line inputs (e.g. TV, AUX, TAPE2) on your stereo.

2

Set the Speaker option to Off. For more instructions, see "Using the Audio Menu" on page 28.

3

Open the Audio Out option on the Audio Menu and select Fixed to control the volume through the connected audio system. For more instructions, see "Using the Audio Menu" on page 28.

Foi this connection you don;t need to disconnectDynamicBass Responsesystem:

.....

AUDIO-L (white)

AUDIO-R (red)

19

Using Basic Functions

Setting Up the TV

After you have finished connecting your TV, you can use Auto Program to set up your channels.

During Auto Program, the TV will automatically search for available channels and program receivable channels.

_ when yOU Start Auto Program Wait until it is finished; Otherwise it wi!l skip 0ver channels that aie available.

Perform Auto Program again to program receivable channels.

POWER

1

Press :_._) to turn on the TV. The Initial Setup screen appears.

CH

2

Press @ on the remote control or on the TV front panel to start Auto Program, or press

CH

@ to exit.

_ The Initial SetupScreenappearseachtime you turn on the TV Until you perform Auto Programi

To perform Auto Program again

1

PressMEN°

C_.

2

Press _ to highlight Channel Menu.

3

Press _" to highlight Cable. Press C_ to select.

4

Press _ or _ to highlight On or Off according to how you connected your TV. Press C2_ to select.

5

Press _" to highlight Auto Program.

Press _ to search for channels.

6

After Auto Program finishes, press _ to exit.

To reset the TV to factory settings

1

Turn the TV on.

2

Hold down

RESET

CD on the remote control.

3

Press and release the POWER button on the TV front panel.

The TV will turn itself off, then back on.

4

Release

RESET cD.

21

Operating Instructions

Quick Start to the Menus

The t\_ltowing settings are available in your on-screen menus. For more details on how to use the menus, see "Using the Menus" on page 25.

Menu Allows you to

_'........"_._=" _=;......

,",,_

Adjust your picture settings.

m_,_._e_;_r

........

.,, .....

Change your audio settings.

:=:m Customize your channel settings.

,_,,,.,,,_._u_=_o,_ .,_.,,_,_,

22

Set rating limits on your TV based on pro_am rating or content.

Menu Allows you to

_:;.... - ...,r_

._,....... _ol_I-_ ......--_ -=-_

Set the clock on your TV and program scheduled viewing using Timer 1 and Timer 2.

Select closed captioning options, label video inputs, adjust tilt correction, enhance your DVD picture resolution (16:9 Enhanced), select menu language, or run a demo of the menus.

..........d_tl_--:_ _...... -- -;:,_ Access the most cmmnonly used menu settings.

23

Using the Menus

This section shows the options available for setting up and adjusting the TV.

How to Access Menus

To Access Menus

1

Press _u to display the on-screen menu.

2

Use the _ or _ buttons to highlight the desired menu icon. Press _ to select it.

3

Use the _ or _" buttons to scroll up and down through the features.

4 Follow the instructions on the screen.

5

For instructions on using a specific menu, see the page in this section that talks about that menu.

6

Press _u to exit the menu.

!s

Press_ u

once to

buttons

dispiaY

_n:screen menu} and Press again to returB to normai

viewing are pressed,the menu closesautomaticallyafter about 90 seconds.

25

Using the Video

m

Menu

1_oaccess the Video menu. use the _bltowing steps:

To Display

MENU

To Select

Press _' to highlight an option; then press (_.

Mode

Customized

picture viewing

Use the _ or `5 buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press Q to select it.

Vivid:

Standard:

Movie:

Pro:

Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness.

Select for a standard picture.

Select for a finely detailed picture.

Select for natural picture and sharpness.

,_a

PreSs @

Picture

Brightness

Color

Hue

Sharpness

Color Temp.

White tint adjltstment

VM

VelociO,

Modulation

on the remote €ontrol foi direct access to the picture modes (Vivid, standaid,

Press _ to decrease the contrast. Press _> to increase the contrast.

Movie, Pro).

Press <> to darken the picture. Press => to brighten the picture.

Press <> to decrease color saturation. Press _ to increase color saturation.

Press <> to increase the red tones. Press => to increase the green tones.

Press <> to soften the picture. Press _ to sharpen the picture.

Use the _ or '5 buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press CE) to select it.

Cool:

Neutral:

Warm:

Gives white colors a blue tint.

Gives white colors a neutral tint.

Gives white colors a red tint.

Sharpens picture definition to give objects a crisp, clean edge. Use the 'i} or '_ buttons to highlight one of the following options: High, Low, Off, then press to select it.

26

Using the Menus

Using the Audio Menu

lb access the Audio menu. use the following steps: m

To Display

MENU

To Select

Treble

Press _ to highlight an option: then press GD.

Treble

Press _ to decrease the higher pitched sounds. Press _ to increase the higher pitched sounds.

Bass

Press _ to decrease the lower pitched sounds. Press _> to increase the lower pitched sounds.

Press @ to emphasize the left speaker. Press _ to emphasize the right speaker.

Balance

Steady

Sound

Slabilizes volume

Effect

Use the _) or @ buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press Q to select it.

On:

Off:

Select to stabilize the volume when changing channels.

Select to turn Steady Sound of£

Use the _ or @ buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press to select it.

Simulated:

WOW:

TruSurround:

Off:

Simulates theater quality sound for mono programs.

Provides a dramatic presence with a full, deep bass sound.

When WOW is enabled, BBE is activated to further enhance the audio performance.

Produces a dynamic three-dimensional sound for stereo audio signals.

Provides normal stereo or mono reception.

'2_a PreSs_

to directly selectEffect settings(simulated; wow, TrUSUrroUnd;

TV/SAT

MTS

3/hdti-(ham)eI

TVS'om)d

Use the _ or '5 buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press C_ to select it.

Stereo:

Select when viewing a broadcast in stereo.

Auto SAP:

Select to have the TV automatically switch to a Second Audio

Mono:

Program (SAP) when a simml is received.

Select to reduce noise in areas of poor reception.

./;

:_

Press _ todlrectyseectMTSsettlngs(Stereo, AutoSAP, Mono).

/_

, P g soundl changeyour Audio MTSsetting to Stereoor Mono.

• p

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27

Operating Instructions

Speaker

Custom selection of audio output somve

Audio Out

Use to control the TVg' volume through a stereo

Use the _ or _ buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press CE3 to select it.

On:

Off:

Select to listen to the sound from the TV speakers with or without a separate stereo system.

Select to mm offthe TV speakers and listen to the TV's sound only through external audio system speakers.

Use the {) or @ buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press to select it.

Variable:

Fixed:

Adjust the volume through your TV.

Adjust the volume through a connected stereo.

/,_ YoUcan only set Audio Out settings when you haveset Speakerto Off.

28

Using the Menus

Using the Channel Menu

l_oaccess the Chalmel menu_ use the lbllowmg steps:

To Display

MENU

ToHighlight To Select

Press _' to highlight an option; then press (_.

,.........

r,-;,,--=

..._

Favorite

Channels

Quick access to Javorite channels

1

Use the _ or '5 buttons to highlight the position (1-8) where you want to set a favorite channel, then press CD.

2

Use the _ or _ buttons to find the channel you want to add to your favorite channels.

3 Press C2D to select the channel. The TV will automatically change to the selected channel.

4 Press _ to remm to the Channel menu or press _u to exit.

UseFav0ite Channels ext al menusand press _ Press_ 0i_ to movethe CUrso"to the desiredchannel number and preSScz)i

Cable

Use the _ or _ buttons to highlight one of the fi_tlowing options, then press CiD to select it.

On:

Off:

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

Select if you are using a TV antenna.

_#/_Aftei changing y0UFcablesettings;you will need to perform AUto Pmg}amisee '_Toperform Auto

Programagaini' on page 21,

Channel

_

Fix

Use the _) or _" buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press (Z) to select it.

Off:

2-6:

Chalmel Fix is not set.

Select when you want to control all channel selection through a cable box or VCR. Select the appropriate channel (usually 3 or 4) and use the cable box's or VCR's remote control for channel selection.

Video 1 : Select from available video inputs when you have connected video equipment (e.g., a satellite receiver) and you want your TV fixed to it.

You cannot useFavorite

Channels, Cable, Channel

Skip/Add,or ChannelLabelwhen ChannelFixis set,

(continued)

29

Operating Instructions

Auto Program

Channel

Skip/Add

Perform Auto Program whenever setting up your TV.

Auto Progrmn will search for available channels and program receivable chalmels.

Use this feature after you run Auto Program to skip unwanted channels or add new ones.

1

Use the _ or ¢ buttons to highlight the position of the desired channel, then press CE3.

2

Use the _ or ¢ buttons to highlight

Skip

or Add, then press CXD.

3

Press <_ to return to the Channel menu or press _u to exit.

PreSsCH + or cH _to Skip 0ver channeis that have been SkipPed_ YoU CanStill Use the @[email protected] buttons to direct!y tune t0 Skipped channels.

Channel

Label

Label up to 40 channels with their call letters

1

2

Press number.

Press

CD, then use the _ or _" buttons

CSD to activate the channel.

until you reach the desired channel

3 Press @ to highlight Label, then press _.

Use the '_ or _ buttons to display the first call letter or number of the label. Press _ to select. Repeat this process until you finish selecting all the call letters.

4 When finished, press (_ to activate.

MENU

5

Press _ to remm to the Chalmel menu or press CZD to exit.

30

Using the Menus

Using the Parent Menu

1_oaccess the Parent menu. use the follown_g steps:

To Select

MENU

The Parental Control feature helps parents monitor what their children watch on television.

To use the Parent Menu

When you select the Parent menu, you are prompted to set a 4-digit password. You cannot access the

Parent menu settings without this password.

1 Use the (_)[email protected] buttons to enter a 4-digit password.

Confirm yore password by entering it again.

_?

Keep this manual in a safe place You need your password for any future access to the Parent menu;

If you forget your password, see page 41:

31

Operating Instructions

Parental Control

Setting the Rating

You can change the Rating by selecting one of the Parental Lock options.

_r--

1

Press _ to highlight

Parental Lock;

then press _.

If you are not familiar with Parental Guideline rating system, use one of the following preset categories to simplify the rating selection: Child, Youth, Young Adult.

2

Use the _ or _ to highlight the desired rating and press G!D.

Rating

Off

Child

Youth

Young

Adult

Custom

TV will allow a maximum rating of

No rating limit

TV-Y, TV-G, G (U.S.), G, C (Canada)

TV-PG, PG (U.S.), 8 ans + (Canada)

TV-14, PG-13 (U.S.), 14+ (Canada)

Select to set more restrictive ratings (see next section)

Changing your Password

1

Use the _ or _" buttons to highlight

Change

Password

and press C_.

2

Follow steps 1 and 2 tSr "Using the Parent Menu" on page 31.

Select a Country

Select U.S.A. to use US ratings (see pages 34-35) or select Canada to use Canadian ratings (see page 36).

If you select a Country (U.S.A. or Canada) that is not where you live, the rating you select will not be activated.

1

Press _" to highlight

Country,

then press (_.

2

Use the _ or _" to highlight the desired country and press _.

32

Using the Menus

Information for Parents

To view a program that exceeds the TV rating

ENTER

CI Press 0 , then use the @[email protected] buttons to enter your password.

//'-3 Entering your password to view a blocked program will temporarily turn parenta! Lock to Off. To reactivate your Lock settings, turn the TV off then back on; the TV will return to the settings that you have Selected.

Using the Custom Menu

Follow the instructions on the screen to make your custom settings.

Select the country desired for your

TV's rating limit. See page 34 tbr U.S. models and page 36 thr Canadian models tBr more information.

'_

once you have blocked a rating Oi content; all higher iatings or content Will be automatically blocked!

33

Operating Instructions

United States: Selecting Custom Rating Options

For the United States, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options: Movie Rating, TV

Rating and Unrated. (For Canada, see page 36.)

Movie Rating

This system defines the rating levels of movies shown in theaters and on prime cable channels.

Rating Defined as

G

General audience

PG

PG-13

R

NC-17

Parental guidance suggested

Parents strongly cautioned

Restricted

No one 17 and under admitted

X

Adult audience only

,_,, ......

_10 ......

[:_=,:_-

......

[_

TV Rating

The TV rating is divided into two _oups: age-based and content-based.

Content

Age

TV-Y

TV-Y7

TV-G

TV-PG

TV-14

TV-MA

Defined as

All children

Directed to older children

General audience

Parental guidance suggested

Parents strongly cautioned

Mature audience only

l

S

V

Content

FV

D

Defined as

Fmltasy violence

Suggestive dialogue

Strong language

Sexual situations

Violence

._J The Content ratings will increase depending on the level olthe age-based rating. For example, a program with a TV-PGV (Violence) rating may Contain moderate violence, while a TVq4 V

(Violence) rating may contain intense violence.

34

Unrated

You have the option of blocking TV programs or movies that are not rated.

Allow

Block

Allows all unrated pro_ams

Blocks all unrated progrmns

Using the Menus

.... ii,I

Ec:= ,'aE:::=--

__

"'.mw,*_l

Y}_ If you choose to block unrated TV programs, please be aware that the fallowing

programs may be blocked: emergency broadcasts, political programs, pro, news, public service announcements, religious programs, and weather.

35

Operating Instructions

Canada: Selecting Custom Rating Options

For Canada, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options: English Rating, French Rating, and U.S.A. Rating.

English Rating

These ratings are for Canadian programs that are broadcast in English.

Rating

C

C8+

G

PG

14+

18+

Defined as

Children

Children 8 years and older

General progrmnming

Parental guidance

Viewers 14 and older

Adult progrmnming

Ik**m'l_d,{]I{}l="-_'IF;"--_ E.R,_

French Rating

These ratings are lbr Canadian progrmns that are broadcast in French.

Rating

G

Defined as

General

8 ans+

Not recommended for younger children

13 ans+

Not recommended for children under age 13

16 ans+

Not recommended for ages under 16

..............................................................

18 ans+

This progmn is restricted to adults h'Va.l,_= J_Q If'JEt

U.S.A. Rating

For programs from the United States, see "TV Rating" on page 34.

.._:_:--_ ...Rt:Nv

36

Using the Menus

Using the Timer

m

Menu

Zo access the Timer menu. use the following steps:

To Display

MENU

i

To Highlight _

ToSelect

il_ll, 1";- ='-]ill..-_ll_ ;_ -H-:.::----E,al_

Current Time Set your TV to the current day and time. Press CD to open the Current Time menu:

1 Use the '_ or '_ buttons to enter the correct day and time, then press _.

2 Press _z_u to exit the menu.

_ YoUmUStSetthe curreni Time before you can useTimer l oi Timer 2

Timer 1 and

Timer 2

Scheduled viewing

Use the timers to prograln your TV to turn on and off by day, time, duration, and channel. The timer duration is a maximum of six hours. When the channel is fixed, it is not necessary to set the channel.

1

Use the "_ or _ buttons to highlight

Timer 1 or

Timer

2, then press CE).

2 Use the '_ or @ buttons to enter the desired day, start time, duration, and channel, then press CD. The timer status should be On when the Timer has been set, and the timer light on the fiont panel of the TV should be on.

3

Press _u to exit the menu.

_ Select off to tUin Off the Timer Your previoussettings will be SaVed:

So when y0u peiform Auto Program,Timer 1 and Timer 2 settings Will be clearediAlso, in the event of any lossof power, Current Time,Timer 1; and Timer 2 settingswill be cleared.

37

Using the Setup Menu

1_oaccess the Setup menu. use the lbllowing steps:

To Display

MENU

To Select

Press '_' to highlight an option: then press _.

Caption

Vision

CTosed-

Captioning

Allows you to select from three closed caption modes for pro_alns that are broadcast with closed captioning.

Use the '_ or _ buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press _ to select it.

Off:

CCl, 2, 3, 4:

Caption Vision is not activated.

Displays printed dialogue and sound effects ofa pro_aln.

Text1, 2, 3, 4:

Info:

Displays network/station information.

Displays the name of the current program and its remaining time

(if available) when you change the channel or press the DISPLAY button.

Video Label

Allows you to identify the video components connected to the TV: VCR, DVD, etc.

Label

When you press TV/VIDEO to switch inputs, the Video Label appears on-screen.

com_ected eqzfipment

1

2

Press the "_ or _' buttons to highlight the input you want to label and press _.

Press the '_ or _ buttons to highlight a label and press C_.

3 Press <_to return to the Setup menu or press _u to exit.

Tilt

Correction

Language

16:9

Enhanced

Demo

Use the "_ or _" buttons to set the tilt of the picture from 5 to +5, then press _ to activate.

Display all menus in the language of your choice.

Use the '_ or _ buttons to select fiom one of the following options: English,

Espafiol (Spanish) and Frangais (French). Then press C!D.

Provides enhanced picture resolution for wide-screen sources such as DVD. This is only available when the TV is in Video mode.

Press C?D to mna demonstration of the on-screen menus.

/2_

You can press any button to exit Demo mode.

38

Using the Menus

Using the Basic Menu

ro access the Basic menu. use the following steps:

To Display

MENU

To Select

Press _ to highlight an option; then press _.

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Picture

Press _ to decrease picture contrast.

Picture contrast

Press _ to increase picture contrast.

Caption Vision The Basic menu displays the current Caption Vision setting. By default, this is Off.

(7osed-

Captioning

Effect

Advanced

Menu

Use the _ or O buttons to highlight one of the following options, then press _ to select it.

Simulated:

WOW:

Simulates theater quality sound for mono pro_ams.

Provides a dramatic presence with a full, deep bass sound. When

WOW is enabled, BBE is activated to further enhance the audio

TruSurround:

Off:

performance.

Produces a dynamic three-dimensional sound for stereo audio signals.

Provides normal stereo or mono reception.

Press _ to return to the advanced menus.

_¢f_ If you usethe _::_u button to Closethe Basicmenu; only the Basicmenu appearswhen you press

_u

again:

Toaccessthe other menus,press

_ to highlight Advanced Menu,

then press _.

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Other Information

Troubleshooting

If you have a problem with your TV, try the suggestions below.

If the problem persists, see

"Contacting Sony" at the end of this section.

General

Problem Possible Remedies

I want to reset the TV

_ Turn on the TV. While holding down the RESET button on the

to the factory

remote control, press POWER button on the TV front panel.

settings

The TV will turn itself off, then back on again. Release the

RESET button.

I cannot access other _ If you use the __ to close the Basic menu, only the Basic

menus when I am in

the Basic menu

menu appears menus, w_en you press select the advanced

_u again.

menu option

To access the other

(page 39).

The TV is dirty

rj

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.

I lost the parental control password

vj

In the password screen, enter the following master password:

4357. After using the master password, you must create a new password.

You cannot use the master to unlock currently blocked channels.

There is a black box

on the screen

_ You have selected a text option in the Setup menu (page 38) and no text is available.

To turn off this feature, select Off in the

Caption Vision option.

If you were trying to select closed captioning, select CC1-4 instead of Text1-4.

There was a blackout _ Press the POWER button on your remote control or on the TV

or power outage, and

now the TV won't turn

front panel.

on and the timer LED

is flashing

(continued)

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Operating Instructions

Remote Control

Problem

I cannot operate the remote control

I cannot change channels with the remote control

I lost the remote control

Possible Remedies

[3

Press TV (FUNCTION) when operating your TV.

[3

Check the orientation of the batteries.

[3 Batteries could be weak. Replace them (page 2).

[3 Move the TV three to four feet away from fluorescent lights.

[3

Make sure you have not inadvertently switched your TV from the channel 3 or 4 setting if you are using another device to change channels.

[3 If you are using another device to control channels, be sure that you have pressed the FUNCTION button for that device.

For example, if you are using your VCR to control channels, be sure to press the VCR/DVD FUNCTION button (page 3).

[3

You can use the front panel controls to access your menus, change channels, adjust the volume, or change video inputs

(page 2). Contact your nearest Sony Dealer to order a replacement, please call our Sony Direct Accessory and Part

Center at 1-800-488-7669 (U.S. residents only).

Programming The Remote Control

Problem

More than one code is listed

I entered the wrong code number

I cannot operate

a

component with the remote control

When I changed the

batteries,

the code numbers changed

back to the factory

settings

Possible Remedies

[3

Try entering them one by one until you come to the correct code for your component.

[3

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

[3 Use the component's own remote control.

[3

You must reprogram the remote control (page 5).

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Other Information

Video

Problem

No picture, no sound

Poor or no picture, good sound

No color

Only snow appears

on the screen

Dotted lines or stripes

Double images or ghosts

Possible Remedies

rj

Make sure the power cord is plugged in.

rj

If a red light is flashing on the front of your TV for more than a few minutes, disconnect and reconnect the power cord. If the problem continues, call your local service center.

Check the TV/VIDEO setting: when watching TV, set it to TV; when watching video equipment, set it to VIDEO 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

(page 3).

Make sure you have inserted the batteries correctly into the remote control (page 2).

Try another channel to rule out station trouble.

vj

Adjust the

Picture

setting in the Video menu (page 26).

rj

Adjust the

Brightness

setting in the Video menu (page 26).

Check the antenna and/or cable connections (page 11).

rj

Adjust the

Color

setting in the Video menu (page 26).

_ Check the Cable setting in the Channel menu (page 29).

rj

Check the antenna and/or cable connections (page 11).

Make sure the channel selected is currently broadcasting.

rj

Adjust the antenna.

rj

Move the TV away from other electronic equipment.

Some electronic equipment creates electrical noise, which can interfere with TV reception.

rj

Check your outdoor antenna or call your cable service.

Audio

Problem

.......................................

Good picture, no sound

Possible Remedies

ML_N_ ....................................................

rj

Press Q) so that Muting disappears from the screen (page 3).

rj

Check your Audio settings.

Your TV may be set to Auto SAP in the MTS feature (page 27).

Make sure the speaker option is set to On in the Audio Menu.

Press _ to adjust your TV's volume.

(continued)

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Operating Instructions

Dynamic Bass Response System (Subwoofer)

Problem

No sound

Possible Remedies

rj

Check the SUBWOOFER +/- inputs on the rear panel of the TV to make sure the cables are connected correctly (see page 12).

Channels

Problem

I cannot receive higher number channels (UHF) when

using an antenna

Cable stations don't seem to work

I cannot

but TV

get anything

Possible Remedies

rj

Make sure

Cable

is set to Off in the Channel menu (page 29).

rj

Perform Auto Program to add channels that are not presently in the memory (page 21).

_ Make sure Cable is set to On in the Channelmenu (page 29).

rj

Perform Auto Program to add channels that are not presently in the memory (page 21).

_ Be sure that you did not set the video in the Setup menu

(page 38) to skip your video inputs. If a video input has been set to Skip, it will be skipped when you press the TV/VIDEO button.

Contacting Sony

Before calling our Customer Information Services Centel, reset the TV to factory settings (see page 21). Please have your TV serial number readT_ The number is located on the rear of your TV and on the front cover of this manual.

Our Customer Information Services Center phone number is 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only) or (416) 499-

SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).

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Other Information

Specifications

T_,levision system

Channel coverage

Antenna

Picture tube

Power requirements

Supplied accessories

Inputs/outputs

..............................................

Optional accessories

American TV standard/NTSC

VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-125

75-ohm external antenna terminal for VHF/UHF

FD Trinitron °_ tube

120V, 60 Hz

Size AA (R6) batteries (2)

Remote Control RM-Y]80 (1)

Inputs ] video, ] audio (front)

2 video, 2 audio (rear)

] S VIDEO

1 RF

Outputs

Connecting cables VMC-810S/820S,

EAC-66U / V mixer

TV Stand: SU-27F1

2Y, PB_p R, 2 atld!o

.................

VMC-720M,

YC-YC-15V/30V, RK74A

KV-27FA210

Scroen size Visibl_, scroon size: 679 mm (27 inchos) moasured diagonally

Speak°r 0U_Ut ............

Dynamic Bass Response

Power consumption

!0 W x 2

20 W

..............................................................................

195 W in use 1 W in standby

Dynamic Bass Response

Systom installed

Mass

(W/H/D) ............

52.8 kg (116.2 lbs)

Desigll al_d specifications are subject to chal_ge without

l_otice.

] AUDIO OUT

] Dynamic Bass Response

System (Subwoofer)

.....................................................................................................................................

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Index

A

16:9 Enhanced 38

Audio Out 28

Auto Program 21, 30

Auto SAP 27

F

H

Balance 27

Bass 27

Batteries

Inserting in remote 2

Replacing 2

Brightness 26

Cable 29

Cable Box

Connections 14, 15

Operating 8

Caption Vision 38

Channel Fix 29

Channel Label 30

Channel Skip/Add 30

CODE SET button

Definition 3

Operating 5

Color 26

Color Temperature 26

Connections

Cable and antenna 11

Connecting a Camcorder 19

Connecting a DVD Player 18

Connecting an Audio System 19

TV and Cable Box 14

TV and Satellite Receiver 16

TV and VCR 13

TV, Satellite Receiver and VCR 17

Current Time 37

Demo 38

DISPLAY 3

Dynamic Bass Response System

Connection 12

Definition I

Effect

Off 27, 39

Simulated 27, 39

TruSound 27, 39

WOW 27, 39

Favorite Channels 29

Front Panel 2

Hue 26

L

M

Language 38

Menus

Audio 27

Basic 39

Channel 29

Parent 31

Timer 37

Video 26

Mode

Movie 26

Pro 26

Standard 26

MTS

Vivid 26

Auto SAP 27

Mono 27

Stereo 27

P

Parental Control 32

Picture 26

R

Ratings

English Rating 36

French Rating 36

Movie Rating 34

TV Rating 34

U.S.A. Rating 36

Unrated 35

Rear Panel 9

Remote Control

Description 3

Programming 5

Reset 21, 41

T

Setting the Rating 32

Sharpness 26

SLEEP 3

Speaker 28

Specifications 45

Steady Sound 27

Tilt Correction 38

Timer I and Timer 2 37

Treble 27

Troubleshooting

TV Features I

41

Video Label 38

VM 26

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