Connecting to other devices. Sony DSCH20B, DSC-H20, DSC-H20/B

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Connecting to other devices

Viewing images on a TV


Connect the camera to the TV with the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied).

To audio/video input jacks To the multi connector

Cable for multi-use terminal z

Viewing images on a HD (High Definition) TV

• You can view images recorded on the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High

Definition) TV with the HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately). Use a Type2b-compliant

HD Output Adaptor Cable.

• Set [COMPONENT] to [HD(1080i)] under (Main Settings) on the setting screen.


• The [Video Out] setting is set to [NTSC] mode at the factory to let you enjoy optimum movie image quality. When images do not appear or jittery on your TV, you may be using a PAL-only

TV. Try switching the [Video Out] setting to [PAL] (page 49).

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Printing still images

If you have a PictBridge compliant printer, you can print images by the following procedure.

First, set the camera to enable USB connection between the camera and the printer.


Connect the camera to the printer with the cable for multiuse terminal (supplied).


Turn on the printer.

After the connection is made, the indicator appears.


Press MENU t (Print) with v/

V/b/B on the control button t desired mode t z.

(This Image): Print the currently displayed image.

(Multiple Images): Press b/B to display the image, then z.


Select the desired setting item, then [OK] t z.

The image is printed.

MENU button


• If it was impossible to connect to the printer, be sure to set [USB Connect] under (Main

Settings) to [PictBridge].


Printing at a shop

You cannot print images stored in the internal memory at a print shop directly from the camera.

Copy the images to a “Memory Stick Duo” media, then take the “Memory Stick Duo” media to the print shop.

How to copy: Press MENU t t (“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Copy] t


For details, consult your photo printing service shop.


Superimposing dates on images

This camera does not include a function for superimposing a date on an image. The reason for this is to prevent the date from being duplicated during printing.

Printing at a shop:

You can ask that images be printed with a date superimposed. For details, consult with a photo printing service shop.

Printing at home:

Connect to a PictBridge-compliant printer, and press the MENU button, then set [Print] t

[Date] to [Date] or [Day&Time].

Superimposing dates on images using PMB:

With the supplied “PMB” software installed on a PC (page 41), you can directly superimpose the

date on an image. However, note that when images with a superimposed date are printed, the date may be duplicated depending on print settings. For details on “PMB”, see the “PMB Guide”

(page 42).

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Using the camera with a computer

x Using “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”

You can enjoy the recorded images more than ever by taking advantage of the software, and “PMB” is included on a CD-ROM (supplied).

There are more functions, in addition to those listed below, for enjoying your images.

For details, see the “PMB Guide” (page 42).

Import to


Media service

Uploading the image to the media service.


Printing images with date stamps.


Viewing images in a calendar.


Creating a data disc using a CD burner drive or DVD burner drive.

Export to


Exporting images to a

“Memory Stick Duo” media and viewing them.

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• “PMB” is not compatible with Macintosh computers.

x Stage 1: Installing the “PMB” (supplied)

You can install the software (supplied) using the following procedure. When you install

“PMB,” “Music Transfer” is also installed.

• Log on as Administrator.


Check your computer environment.

Recommended environment for using “PMB” and “Music Transfer”

OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows XP*


SP3/Windows Vista*



CPU: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster (For playing/editing the High Definition movies: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or faster/ Intel Pentium D 2.8 GHz or faster/ Intel

Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/ Intel Core 2 Duo 1.20 GHz or faster)

Memory: 512 MB or more (For playing/editing the High Definition movies:

1 GB or more)

Hard Disk (Disk space required for installation): Approximately 500 MB

Display: Screen resolution: 1,024 × 768 dots or more

Video memory: 32 MB or more (Recommended: 64 MB or more)



64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.



Starter (Edition) is not supported.


Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.

The installation menu screen appears.


Click [Install].

The “Choose Setup Language” screen appears.


Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.


Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.

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x Stage 2: Importing images to your computer using “PMB”


Insert a fully charged battery pack to the camera, then press


Connect the camera to your computer.

“Connecting…” appears on the screen of the camera.

1 To a USB jack

Cable for multi-use terminal

2 To the multi connector

• is displayed on the screen during the communication session. Do not operate the computer while the indicator is displayed. When the indicator changes to start using the computer again.

, you can


Click the [Import] button.

For details, see the “PMB Guide”.

x Stage 3: Viewing “PMB Guide”


Double-click the (PMB Guide) icon on the desktop.

• To access the “PMB Guide” from the start menu: Click [Start] t [All Programs] t

[Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [PMB


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• Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal from the camera while the camera is operating or while “Accessing…” appears on the screen of the camera. Doing so may corrupt the data.

• When using a battery with little remaining charge, you may not be able to transfer the data or the data may be corrupted. Using the AC Adaptor (sold separately) and the USB /AV/ DC IN cable for multi-use terminal (sold separately) is recommended.

x Using the camera with your Macintosh computer

You can copy images to your Macintosh computer. However, “PMB” is not compatible.

When images are exported to “Memory Stick Duo” media, view them in [Folder View].

You can install “Music Transfer” on your Macintosh computer.

Recommended computer environment

The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera.

Recommended environment for importing images

OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac OS X (v10.1 to v10.5)

USB jack: Provided as standard

Recommended environment for using “Music Transfer”

OS (pre-installed): Mac OS X (v10.3 to v10.5)

Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or more is recommended)

Hard Disk (Disk space required for installation): Approximately 50 MB

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Key Features

  • Compact camera 10.1 MP CCD Black
  • Image sensor size: 1/2.3"
  • Optical zoom: 10x Digital zoom: 20x
  • Video recording 1440 x 1080 pixels HD
  • Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

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