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Sony KDL-V26XBR1, KDL-V32XBR1, KDL-V40XBR1 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony operating instructions lcd digital color tv kdl-v26xbr1, kdl-v32xbr1, kdl-v40xbr1.

 
2-599-864-12(1)
LCD Digital Color TV
Operating Instructions
KDL-V26XBR1
KDL-V32XBR1
KDL-V40XBR1
© 2005 Sony Corporation

Summary of Contents

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    2-599-864-12(1) LCD Digital Color TV Operating Instructions KDL-V26XBR1 KDL-V32XBR1 KDL-V40XBR1 © 2005 Sony Corporation...

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    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the LCD TV, below the Sony logo, on the sticker, and also on the TV box (white label). Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.

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    Canadian ICES-003. Safety Operate the TV only on 120-240 V AC. Use the AC power cord specified by Sony and suitable for the voltage where you use The plug is designed, for safety purposes, to fit into the wall outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact your dealer.

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    Electronics Industries Alliance (http://www.eiae.org). To Sony Dealers For installation of SONY WALL-MOUNT BRACKET, be sure to read and follow the instructions supplied with those optional products. Note This digital television is capable of receiving analog basic, digital basic and digital premium cable television programming by direct connection to a cable system providing such programming.

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    Be sure to grasp the plug when disconnecting the AC power cord. If the AC power cord is damaged, stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony service center to exchange it. Batteries Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.

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    Attachments Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer, as they may cause hazards. Medical institution Do not place this unit in a place where medical equipment is in use. It may cause malfunction of medical instruments. Moisture and flammable objects Do not use plugged sets near water —...

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    Placement for viewing It is recommended to watch the TV at a distance of 3 to 7 times that of the screen height, and in moderate brightness. Watching the TV for too long or in a dark room will cause eye fatigue. Optional accessories Observe the following when installing the TV using a wall-mount bracket.

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    Preventing the TV from toppling over Take measures to prevent the unit from toppling over and causing injury. To prevent the unit from toppling over, secure the unit to the wall or pillar. Installing on a level surface If you install the unit on a non-level surface, the unit may fall or drop and cause injury or damage.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introducing the TV Welcome ... 11 Package Contents... 11 Features... 11 Installing the TV ... 13 Preventing the TV from Toppling Over ... 13 Bundling the Connecting Cables... 14 Adjusting the Viewing Angle of the TV... 14 TV Controls and Connectors ... 15 Front Panel ...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Selecting Setup Options ... 85 Programming Caption Vision ... 87 Selecting PC Setup Options ... 88 Accessing the Applications Settings... 90 Selecting Applications Options ... 90 Other Information Overview ...92 Contacting Sony...92 Troubleshooting...92 Remote Control ...92 CableCARD Device...93 Video ...93 Audio ...94 Channels ...95 USB ...95...

  • Page 11: Welcome, Package Contents, Features

    Introducing the TV Welcome Thank you for purchasing this Sony LCD digital TV. This manual is for models KDL-V26XBR1, KDL-V32XBR1 and KDL-V40XBR1. Package Contents Along with your new TV, the packing box contains a remote control, and two AA (R6) batteries. See page 98 for the complete list of packaging contents.

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    Introducing the TV s CableCARD™ slot: Provides cable subscribers with access to digitally s Component Video Input: Offers the best video quality for DVD (480p s Favorite Channels: With the WEGA GATE function, allows you to s Steady Sound s HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface): Provides an s Light Sensor: Allows the picture brightness level to be optimized to s Caption Vision/ Info Banner: Allows Closed Caption and/or Channel encrypted cable channels —...

  • Page 13: Installing The Tv, Preventing The Tv From Toppling Over

    Installing the TV Preventing the TV Attaching the Support Belt from Toppling Over When Mounting on a Wall Be sure to use the following optional wall-mount brackets to hang the TV on the wall. KDL-V26XBR1/KDL-V32XBR1: SU-WL31 KDL-V40XBR1: SU-PW2 See the Instruction Guide supplied with the wall-mount bracket on how to mount the TV on the wall.

  • Page 14: Bundling The Connecting Cables, Adjusting The Viewing Angle Of The Tv

    Introducing the TV Bundling the After the connections are done, organize the cables as illustrated below. Connecting Cables Adjusting the This TV can be adjusted within the angles shown below. Viewing Angle of the Adjust the angle back and forth (tilt) (KDL-V26/32XBR1 only) Attach the cable holder (supplied) to the rear of the TV ( A ), then turn the cable holder a quarter turn to the left ( B ).

  • Page 15: Tv Controls And Connectors, Front Panel

    TV and PC input. The standby mode for PC input is set by setting Power Management to On in the PC Setup settings. If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate the TV needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 2). 4 (IR) Infrared Receives IR signals from the remote control.

  • Page 16: Side Panel

    Introducing the TV Side Panel Left side Item Description 1 USB jack Connects to the USB port on your USB device. Provides a secure digital connection between your TV and USB device, such as digital video camcorders and digital cameras. 2 VIDEO/HD/DVD Connect to your component video (YP 2 IN...

  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel KDL-V26XBR1 CABLE VHF/UHF AC IN R AUDIO IN L S VIDEO OPTICAL VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO AUDIO HD/DVD IN AUDIO OUT VIDEO IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) (VAR/FIX) AUDIO PC IN 7 CableCARD AC IN Introducing the TV KDL-V32XBR1 KDL-V40XBR1 CABLE VHF/UHF (Continued)

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    Introducing the TV Jack Description 1 HDMI 6 IN HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital HDMI/ audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such R-AUDIO IN-L as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition video, plus two-channel digital audio.

  • Page 19: Overview, Making Video And Audio Connections

    Connecting the TV Overview Your new LCD TV can receive both analog and digital (HD and SD) broadcasting signals from antenna, satellite and cable TV company. To display clear crisp pictures, you must connect your TV correctly and choose the correct display format (see “Using the WIDE Button” on page 50).

  • Page 20: About Using S Video, About Using Hdmi To Dvi Adapter

    Connecting the TV About Using S VIDEO Example of an S VIDEO Connection Equipment with S VIDEO About Using HDMI If you are connecting equipment with DVI connector to this TV, you will to DVI Adapter need to use an adapter. You can use an HDMI-to-DVI cable or an HDMI adapter (not supplied).

  • Page 21: Basic Connections, Cable System Or Vhf/uhf

    Basic Connections The way in which you connect your TV will vary, depending on how your home receives a signal (antenna and satellite; cable and cable box) and whether or not you plan to connect a VCR. If You Are Connecting... Cable System or VHF/UHF Cable Box and Antenna Cable Box...

  • Page 22: Cable Box And Antenna

    Connecting the TV Cable Box and For best results, use this connection if: Antenna s Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium Before connecting a cable box, see “Using s You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 33 and 34.) CableCARD Device”...

  • Page 23: Cable Box

    Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: s Your cable company scrambles all channels, which requires you to use a Before connecting a cable box, see “Using s You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 33 and 34.) CableCARD Device”...

  • Page 24: Satellite Receiver

    Connecting the TV Satellite Receiver Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Rear of TV VIDEO IN S VIDEO Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s SATELLITE IN jack. Use A/V and S VIDEO cables to connect the satellite receiver’s AUDIO and S VIDEO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO and S VIDEO IN jacks.

  • Page 25: Digital Cable Box Or Digital Satellite Receiver

    Digital Cable Box Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. or Digital Satellite Receiver Digital cable box or Satellite receiver RF coaxial cable Audio cable Connect the RF coaxial cable from the CATV or satellite dish to the input of the digital cable box or digital satellite receiver. Use a component video cable to connect the YP digital cable box or digital satellite receiver to the TV’s component jacks.

  • Page 26: Equipment With Hdmi Connection

    Connecting the TV Equipment with For best results, use this connection if: HDMI Connection s Your equipment has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). Disconnect all power sources before making any connections Use an HDMI cable, connect the equipment’s HDMI OUT jack to the TV’s HDMI IN jack.

  • Page 27: Equipment With Dvi Connection

    Equipment with DVI Disconnect all power sources before making any connections Connection If you are connecting with DVI-HDTV output, you can connect to the TV’s HDMI IN jack by using an HDMI-to-DVI cable or an adaptor. Audio cable Equipment with DVI output HDMI-to-DVI cable or adapter AUDIO-L AUDIO-R...

  • Page 28: Equipment With Digital Audio (optical)

    Connecting the TV Equipment with Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Digital Audio You can use the TV's OPTICAL OUT jack to connect a digital audio device (OPTICAL) that is PCM/Dolby digital compatible, such as an audio amplifier. Use an optical audio cable to connect the TV’s OPTICAL OUT jack to the device’s OPTICAL IN jack.

  • Page 29: Using Cablecard Device, About Using Cablecard Device, Activating Cablecard Service

    Check with your cable TV company for CableCARD service details, limitations, pricing, and availability, all of which are determined by your cable TV company — not Sony. Activating Before you can use CableCARD service, you need to insert the CableCARD...

  • Page 30: Removing The Cablecard Device

    Connecting the TV z You can also access information about your CableCARD device in the Applications settings (see page 91). Removing the In the event you want to cancel your service, contact your cable TV CableCARD Device company. To install a different CableCARD device, follow the instructions in “Activating CableCARD Service”...

  • Page 31: Setting Up The Channel List, Using Initial Setup

    Setting Up the Channel List After you finish connecting the TV, you can run the Initial Setup to create a list of available analog and digital channels. The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on the TV for the first time after hooking it up. If you choose to set up the channels at a later time, select the Auto Program option in the Channel setting to scan available channels (see below).

  • Page 32: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Connecting the TV Connecting Optional Equipment You can connect a variety of optional equipment to your TV. This section provides some of the individual connections you can make. For multiple connections, please refer to the Quick Setup Guide. If You Are Connecting... VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing...

  • Page 33: Vcr And Cable

    VCR and Cable For best results, use this connection if: s You have cable TV that does not require a cable box. Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Rear of TV S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO VIDEO IN VIDEO S VIDEO AUDIO-L...

  • Page 34: Vcr And Cable Box

    Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. (pay channels vs. regular cable channels) and you need to use a cable box. when the signal is scrambled. To program your Sony remote control to operate your cable box, see “Programming the Remote Control” on page 44.

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    If you are connecting a digital cable box, you will need a special bi- directional splitter Rear of designed to work with your cable box. Cables are often color-coded to connectors. Connect red to red, white to white, etc. Coaxial cable Splitter CATV...

  • Page 36: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    Connecting the TV Two VCRs for Tape If you connect two VCRs, you can record from one VCR to the other while Editing using your TV to monitor what is being recorded. Using Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. S VIDEO jacks? See page 20.

  • Page 37: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    DVD Player with For best results, use this connection if: Component s Your DVD player has component (YP Video Connectors Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. DVD player Use a component video cable to connect the DVD player’s YP to the TV’s Y P jacks.

  • Page 38: Connectors

    (yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable. To watch the DVD, press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the DVD input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). If you have a non-Sony DVD player, and want to set up the TV remote control to operate the DVD player you must program the remote control.

  • Page 39: Personal Computer

    Personal Computer To connect a PC (personal computer) If you connect your PC to the TV, you can watch your personal computer’s display on the TV. z When connecting to an When your PC is connected to the TV with the HD15-HD15 cable and Apple Macintosh optional audio cable, you can view and listen to the PC’s video and audio computer, use the...

  • Page 40: Camcorder Or "playstation, Audio Receiver

    Connecting the TV Camcorder or Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. “PlayStation” For easy connection to a camcorder or “PlayStation,” the TV has left side audio and video inputs (shown below). Select Off in the Video 2 (Component) option in the Setup settings (see page 86). Use an A/V cable to connect the camcorder or “PlayStation”...

  • Page 41: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote Control, Overview

    Watching the TV Overview The table on the next page describes the buttons on the remote control. Topic Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control Button Descriptions Programming the Remote Control Manufacturer’s Codes Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control Special Buttons on the Remote Control Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control Insert two size AA (R6) batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment.

  • Page 42: Button Descriptions

    Watching the TV Button Descriptions TV/VIDEO POWER TV POWER MUTING DVD/ SAT/ CABLE FUNCTION JUMP MTS/SAP FREEZE SOUND PICTURE TV/SAT WIDE PREV REPLAY ADVANCE NEXT PLAY VISUAL SEARCH PAUSE STOP REC PAUSE REC STOP TOP MENU MENU POWER SAVING z The 5 button, CH + button, MTS/SAP button and PLAY button have a tactile dot.

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    Button Description qg DVD/VCR z REC: Press to record. By pressing this button alone will start the recording. Record X REC PAUSE: Press to pause the recording. Buttons x REC STOP: Press to stop the recording. qh TOP MENU Press to display the disc menu from your connected DVD player. qj MENU Press to display the disc menu from your connected DVD player.

  • Page 44: Programming The Remote Control

    Watching the TV Programming the Remote Control The remote control is preset to operate Sony brand video equipment. DVD/VCR SAT/CABLE MUTING TV/VIDEO POWER TV POWER DVD/ SAT/ Follow the steps below to program your TV’s remote control to operate the...

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    Sony Dish Network Echostar General Electric Hitachi Hughes Mitsubishi Panasonic Philips RCA/PROSCAN 802, 808 Toshiba 806, 807 Samsung * If an Aiwa VCR does not work even though you enter the code for Aiwa, enter the code for Sony instead.

  • Page 46: Using Other Equipment With Your Remote Control

    Watching the TV Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control To operate other connected equipment with your TV, first turn to page 45 and program the necessary code. For operating video equipment, press TV/VIDEO connected equipment. Remote control operation tips are provided below. Operating a Cable Box To Do This ...

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    Operating a 5.1ch DVD AV System (Sony DAV) To Do This ... Press ... Activate the remote control to operate DVD/VCR (FUNCTION) the DVD POWER Turn on/off Select other equipment connected to the DAV Disc skip TOP MENU Display the top menu...

  • Page 48: Special Buttons On The Remote Control, Using The Guide Button

    Watching the TV Special Buttons on the Remote Control This TV comes with convenient features. These features can be accessed directly by pressing their buttons on your remote control. Using the GUIDE This TV is equipped to show program information if it is available from the Button station.

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    Using the Program Guide The Program Guide allows you to select the channels from a drop down list. The Guide also provides information about the current program being shown on each channel. Make Way for Ducks! Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two wayward ducks on a unique mission.

  • Page 50: Using The Wide Button

    Watching the TV Using the WIDE Wide screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide Button screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). z When the TV receives a 720p or 1080i signal that is 4:3 aspect ratio picture with a black bar at each side, Full returns the picture to its original size.

  • Page 51: Using The Jump Button, Using The Freeze Button, Using The Power Saving Button

    Using the JUMP Button channel and the last channel that was selected. Using the FREEZE Button You can use this feature to write down information such as phone numbers, recipes, etc. To cancel FREEZE Using the POWER You can reduce the power consumption of the TV by selecting SAVING Button To cancel “Power Saving : Standard”...

  • Page 52: Overview Of Wega Gate

    Introducing WEGA GATE Overview of WEGA GATE WEGA GATE provides one button access for controlling your TV. It enables you to perform a variety of tasks intuitively with a control panel on the screen rather than a variety of remote control button presses. When you press from Favorite Channels, watching TV, viewing external equipment signals, viewing still images or movies from the USB device or adjusting TV...

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    The WEGA GATE screen gives you access to the following items: Icon Description The Favorites feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorites channels that you specify. For details, see page 54. Favorites The Cable feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the cable input. When tuned to the channel, the Program Banner and Channel number will be displayed.

  • Page 54: Navigating And Selecting Items, Using Favorites In Wega Gate

    Introducing WEGA GATE Navigating and Selecting Items Use your remote control to navigate through WEGA GATE and the settings. To Do This ... Display WEGA GATE control panel Display Settings Move through Settings Select an option to change Move back to normal viewing Select (confirm) changed setting Exit WEGA GATE control panel or Settings Using Favorites in WEGA GATE...

  • Page 55: Using Cable In Wega Gate, Using Antenna In Wega Gate

    Using Cable in WEGA GATE The Cable feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the cable input. When tuned to the channel, the Program Banner and Channel number will be displayed. Select Cable from the WEGA GATE control panel and press Using Antenna in WEGA GATE The Antenna feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the antenna input.

  • Page 56: Using External Inputs In Wega Gate, Using Photo In Wega Gate

    Introducing WEGA GATE Using External Inputs in WEGA GATE The External Inputs feature lets you view from a selected external input connected to your TV. You can assign a label or skip over unused inputs by selecting Edit Video Labels. Input label assignment can also be done by going to Setup settings and select Label Video Inputs (see page 85).

  • Page 57: About Usb, Features

    For more information about handling USB media, see “Notes on Using USB Media” on page 68. Supported Models This TV supports Sony digital still cameras or video camera recorders (camcorders) with a USB interface. Connecting devices other than supported models may not function as intended and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Page 58: Connecting The Usb Cable, File Compatibility

    Using the Photo/Video Viewer Connecting the USB You can connect Sony digital still cameras or video camera recorders Cable (camcorder) equipped with a USB interface to your TV to display the still images and movies on the large screen of the TV and output the sound to the TV’s speakers.

  • Page 59: Using The Photo/video Viewer Index

    Using the Photo/Video Viewer Index Turn on the TV and connect your USB device that contains the photo or movie files you want to view. To connect your USB device, see “Connecting the USB Cable” on page 58. Press The Photo/Video Viewer Index appears, which displays thumbnail images of the files stored on the USB media.

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    Using the Photo/Video Viewer Using the The following describes how to use the Photo/Video Viewer Index. Photo/Video Viewer Index Move the highlight to a photo, voice memo thumbnail Display the highlighted photo, voice memo, or movie file in full screen Display the next page of thumbnails Display the previous...

  • Page 61: Viewing Photos, Photo Controls

    Viewing Photos When you select a photo from the Photo/Video Viewer Index (described on page 59), it displays as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected photo Selected photo Previous/Next buttons Photo menu bar Photo Controls To Do This ... Display the previous or next file on the z When the menu is...

  • Page 62: Photo Menu Bar Options

    Using the Photo/Video Viewer Photo Menu Bar The Photo menu bar lets you access additional photo viewing options. Options To access the Photo menu bar Index Slide Show View z JPEG files that are protected are indicated by the Lock icon.

  • Page 63: Using Zoom And Pan, Using Rotate

    Using Zoom and To Zoom and Pan a photo To Do This ... Zoom in (increase magnification) or out (decrease magnification) Pan (left, right, up, down) Exit the Zoom/Pan controls Using Rotate To Rotate a photo z You cannot rotate a photo that has been protected.

  • Page 64: Playing Movies, Movie Controls

    Using the Photo/Video Viewer Playing Movies When you select a movie from the Photo/Video Viewer Index (described on page 59), it displays as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected movie Selected movie Enlarge button Play/Pause button Previous/Next buttons Movie menu bar Movie Controls z The quality of the movie...

  • Page 65: Movie Menu Bar Options

    Movie Menu Bar To access the Movie menu bar Options Option Index Slide Show z MPEG1 files that are File protected are indicated by the Lock icon. Press B or b to select Index Slide Show Press V or v to select the desired option. Description Displays the Photo/Video Viewer Index, with the highlight on the currently displayed movie’s thumbnail.

  • Page 66: Photo/video Viewer Index Menu Bar Options, Slide Show Menu Options

    Using the Photo/Video Viewer Photo/Video Viewer Index Menu Bar Options Slide Show Menu Options z Some JPEG files may take longer to display than others, which may make it seem longer than the interval you selected for Slide Advance. z The Slide Show menu is the same whether you select it from the Photo/Video Viewer...

  • Page 67: Contents Menu Options, Usb Media Menu

    Digital Camera Selects all folders within the directories Folders defined by the DCF rules used by Sony digital cameras (see page 68). JPEG and MPEG1 files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.

  • Page 68: Notes On Using Usb Media, About Dcf File Names

    Using the Photo/Video Viewer Notes on Using USB Media About DCF File Most Sony brand digital still and video cameras automatically record still Names photo and movie files using DCF compliant directory and file names. If you selected the you might want to have your digital camera’s instruction manual handy in order to check how files and directories are organized for your specific model of digital camera.

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    Using the Settings Overview The Settings give you access to the following features: Depending on the signal tuned, you may see different Setting options on your screen. Settings displayed here are with the 720p signal. Settings Video Antenna Video Press WEGA GATE to exit Picture Mode Vivid Reset...

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    Using the Settings Settings Channel Antenna Channel Press WEGA GATE to exit Favorite Channels Digital Channels Auto Program Show/Hide Channels Label Channels Parental Lock Antenna Parental Lock Press WEGA GATE to exit Password Setup Antenna Setup Press WEGA GATE to exit Caption Vision Info Banner Game Mode...

  • Page 71: Accessing The Video Settings, Selecting Video Options

    Accessing the Video Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight ... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit Video, press Selecting Video The Video settings includes the following options: Options Option z To change from one...

  • Page 72

    Using the Settings Color Temp. White adjustment Sharpness Noise Reduction Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment. This DRC Mode DRC Palette Option Description Choose from four color temperatures: Cool Select to give the white colors a blue tint. Neutral Select to give the white colors a neutral tint.

  • Page 73: Selecting Pc Video Options

    Option Advanced Video Available in “Custom Picture Mode” Selecting PC Video To display the PC screen: Options Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the remote control until Video 7 (PC) appears. The PC Input Video setting includes the following options: Option Display Mode Reset Backlight Picture...

  • Page 74: Accessing The Audio Settings, Selecting Audio Options

    Using the Settings Accessing the Audio Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight ... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit Audio, press Selecting Audio The Audio settings includes the following options: Options...

  • Page 75

    Option z To change from one MTS option to another, Enjoy stereo, use MTS/SAP on the bilingual and remote control. mono programs Speaker Audio Out Easy control of volume adjustments A/V Sync Description Stereo Select for stereo reception when viewing a program broadcast in stereo.

  • Page 76: Selecting Pc Audio Options

    Using the Settings Selecting PC Audio To display the PC screen: Options Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the remote control until Video 7 (PC) appears. The PC Input Audio setting includes the following options: Sound Mode Reset Treble Bass Balance Effect Speaker Audio Out Easy control of...

  • Page 77: Accessing The Screen Settings, Selecting Screen Options

    Accessing the Screen Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight ... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit Screen, press Selecting Screen Options The Screen settings includes the following options: Option Wide Mode...

  • Page 78

    Using the Settings z 4:3 Default functions 4:3 Default only when the TV Select the default receives 480i or 480p Screen Mode to signals. use for 4:3 sources z If 4:3 Default option is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting changes only for the current channel.

  • Page 79: Selecting Pc Screen Options

    Selecting PC Screen To display the PC screen: Options Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the remote control until Video 7 (PC) appears. The PC Input Screen setting includes the following options: Option Wide Mode z When there is no signal input, no options can be selected.

  • Page 80: Accessing The Channel Settings, Selecting Channel Options

    Using the Settings Accessing the Channel Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight ... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit Channel, press Selecting Channel The Channel settings includes the following options: Options...

  • Page 81

    Option Description If you select to hide or show a major digital channel, all the sub- channels are automatically hidden or shown. To show or hide an individual sub-channel within a digital channel, you must individually select that sub-channel to show or hide. If you hide all sub-channels of a major digital channel, that digital channel is automatically set to Hidden.

  • Page 82: Accessing The Parental Lock Settings, Selecting Parental Lock Options

    Using the Settings Accessing the Parental Lock Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight ... Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit Parental Lock, press The Parental Lock setting allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels.

  • Page 83: Viewing Blocked Programs, Selecting Custom Rating Options

    To deactivate the parental control feature s Set To change the password Viewing Blocked You can view a blocked program by entering the password. Programs Selecting Custom US custom rating options Rating Options If you selected Rating setting includes the following options. (If you selected z To ensure maximum page 84.) blocking capability, the...

  • Page 84

    Using the Settings z If you select Block, be Unrated aware that the following Block programs programs may be or movies that are blocked: news, sports, broadcast without weather, emergency a rating broadcasts, political programs, public service announcements, and religious programs. Canadian custom rating options If you selected Rating setting includes the following options.

  • Page 85: Accessing The Setup Settings, Selecting Setup Options

    Accessing the Setup Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight ... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit Setup, press Selecting Setup The Setup settings includes the following options: Options Option Caption Vision...

  • Page 86

    Using the Settings z The Skip label is useful for inputs to which no equipment is connected. Language z If you use the Video 2 (Component) composite connection when Video 2 (Component) is set to Auto, do not connect the component cable at the same time.

  • Page 87: Programming Caption Vision

    Programming If you selected the Caption Vision can change the following settings: Option Basic Digital CC Advanced Advanced Settings option under Program Caption Vision Description Allows you to select basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption options. CC1, CC2, Displays a printed version of the dialog or sound CC3, CC4 effects of a program.

  • Page 88: Selecting Pc Setup Options

    Using the Settings Selecting PC Setup To display the PC screen: Options Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the remote control until Video 7 (PC) appears. The PC Input Setup setting includes the following options: Power Management Language Menu Color Power Saving Light Sensor You can change the settings for the PC input while the TV is displaying the PC screen.

  • Page 89

    PC Input Signal Reference Chart Resolution Signals Horizontal (Dot) SVGA 1024 1024 1024 WXGA 1280 1280 1360 Corresponding to the VGA signal This TV’s PC input does not support Sync on Green or Composite Sync. This TV’s PC input does not support interlaced signals. This TV’s PC input supports signals in the above chart with a 60Hz vertical frequency.

  • Page 90: Accessing The Applications Settings, Selecting Applications Options

    Using the Settings Accessing the Applications Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight ... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit Applications, press Selecting The Applications settings includes the following options: Applications...

  • Page 91

    Option Description If you selected Program in step 2, press V and v to set the day(s), hour, minute, AM/PM, duration, and channel number. Press to the next setting. Press B to go back to the previous setting. Press WEGA GATE to exit Settings. An LED on the front panel will light, indicating the Timer has been set.

  • Page 92: Contacting Sony, Overview, Troubleshooting, Remote Control

    Optional accessories Index Contacting Sony If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Customer Information Services Center. For US residents: 1-800-222-SONY (7669) For Canadian residents: 1-877-899-SONY (7669) Before calling Sony customer support, please write down the model and serial numbers of your TV.

  • Page 93: Cablecard Device, Video

    There may be more than one code for the equipment that you are attempting to operate. There is a possibility that some non-Sony equipment cannot be operated by your Sony TV remote. You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control.

  • Page 94: Audio

    Other Information Problem Possible Remedies Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen Certain programs on DVD or other digital sources display a loss of detail, especially during fast-motion or dark scenes Audio Problem Possible Remedies Good picture, no sound Audio noise Cannot gain enough volume when using a cable box...

  • Page 95: Channels

    The digital cable channel may be set to Hidden in the Channel setting (see page 80). Only Sony cameras and camcorders are supported. Most current Sony digital still cameras and camcorders are supported but some may not work correctly. Attached unsupported USB device. Cameras from other manufacturers, non- camera USB devices (printers, USB readers, etc.) may not work correctly.

  • Page 96

    Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not be compatible with the Photo/Video Viewer. MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Photo/Video Viewer. The quality of the movie when enlarged depends on the resolution of the MPEG1 file.

  • Page 97: General

    Problem Possible Remedies Error icon is displayed General Problem Possible Remedies How to reset the TV to factory settings How to restore Video settings to factory settings How to restore Audio settings to factory settings Cannot cycle through the other video equipment connected to the TV Cannot operate the setting...

  • Page 98: Specifications

    Other Information Specifications Television system: American TV standard Channel coverage: VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-125 Antenna: 75-ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF Screen size (measured diagonally): KDL-V26XBR1: 26 inches KDL-V32XBR1: 32 inches KDL-V40XBR1: 40 inches Panel System: LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel Display resolution (horizontal ×...

  • Page 99: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons 42 4:3 Default 78 5.1 Channel DVD using with remote control 47 A/V Sync 75 About USB 57 AC IN 18 Advanced Settings, Caption Vision Advanced Video 73 Advanced, Caption Vision 87 Alternate Audio 49 Alternate Video 49 ANT button 42 Antenna, WEGA GATE 53 Applications settings 70...

  • Page 100

    Label Channels 81 Label Video Inputs 85 Language 86 Language, PC Input 88 Light Sensor described setting MENU button 43 Menu Color 86 Menu Color, PC Input 88 Movie Rating 83 MPEG 57 MTS 75 MTS/SAP button 43 Music 66 MUTING button 42 Noise Reduction 72 OPTICAL OUT, described 18...

  • Page 104

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