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LCD Colour TV
Operating Instructions
Before operating the TV, please read the "Safety Information" section of this manual.
Retain this manual for future reference.
KLV-L23M1
 2004 Sony Corporation
2-176-409-41(1)

Summary of Contents

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    LCD Colour TV Operating Instructions Before operating the TV, please read the “Safety Information” section of this manual. Retain this manual for future reference. KLV-L23M1  2004 Sony Corporation 2-176-409-41(1)

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    If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Operating Instructions Safety Information ... 3 Precautions ... 8 Overview Checking the Accessories Supplied ... 10 Overview of the TV Buttons and Indicators ... 11 Overview of the Remote Control Buttons ... 12 Installation Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control ... 14 Removing the Cable Covers ...

  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Operating Instructions Safety Information For Safety Mains lead Unplug the mains lead when moving the unit. Do not move the unit with the mains lead plugged in. It may damage the mains lead and result in fire or electric shock. If the unit has been dropped or damaged, have it checked immediately by qualified service personnel.

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    Installation and Moving Ventilation Never cover the ventilation holes in the cabinet. It may cause overheating and result in fire. Unless proper ventilation is provided, the unit may gather dust and get dirty. For proper ventilation, observe the following: • Do not install the unit turned backwards or sideways. •...

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    Power Sources Overloading This unit is designed to operate on a 220– 240 V AC supply only. Take care not to connect too many appliances to the same mains socket as this could result in fire or electric shock. Mains Do not use a poor fitting mains socket.

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    Protruding location Do not install the unit in locations where it may protrude. If you install the unit in the following locations, it may result in injury. • Do not install the unit in a location where the unit protrudes, such as on or behind a pillar.

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    • Be sure to grasp the plug when disconnecting the mains lead. If the mains lead is damaged, stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony service centre to exchange it. When not in use For environmental and safety...

  • Page 10: Precautions

    Precautions Precautions concerning ventilation Leave space around the unit. Otherwise, adequate air-circulation may be blocked causing overheating, which may cause fire or damage to the unit. When installing the unit on the wall 10 cm When installing the unit using a stand 10 cm Never install the unit as follows: Air circulation is blocked.

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    Viewing the TV comfortably • To view the TV comfortably, the recommended viewing position is from four to seven times the screen’s vertical length away from the TV. • View the TV in moderate light, as viewing the TV in poor light taxes your eyes. Watching the screen continuously for long periods of time can also tax your eyes.

  • Page 12: Checking The Accessories Supplied

    Overview Checking the Accessories Supplied Remote Control RM-Y1102 (1): Mains Lead (Type BF) (1): Refer to “NOTICE FOR CUSTOMERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM” on page 1 when using this mains lead. Overview Size AA Batteries (R6 Type) (2): Coaxial Cable (1): Do not remove ferrite cores.

  • Page 13: Overview Of The Tv Buttons And Indicators

    Overview of the TV Buttons and Indicators To open the front panel of your TV, pull down the hooks of the panel just under the panel. Remote control sensor (Sleep) indicator (Power) switch and (Power/Standby) indicator i (Headphones) jack Status of the indicators (Power/Standby) indicator lights up in green The power of the TV is on.

  • Page 14: Overview Of The Remote Control Buttons

    Press this button to watch the last channel selected (the last channel watched for at least five seconds). b) If the VCR is selected: For Sony’s VCR double-digit programme numbers, e.g. 23, press this button first then press the 2 and 3 buttons. h Selecting a screen format: Press this button repeatedly to change the screen format.

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    n Selecting channels: Press these buttons to select the next or previous channel. o Adjusting the TV volume: Press these buttons to adjust the volume of the TV. p Recording programmes on your VCR: If the VCR is selected, press this button to record programmes. q Selecting the TV mode: Press this button to switch off Teletext or video input.

  • Page 16: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote Control

    Installation Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control • Make sure you insert the supplied batteries observing the correct polarity. • Always remember to dispose of used batteries in an environmentally friendly way. • Do not use different types of batteries together or mix old and new batteries. Installation...

  • Page 17: Removing The Cable Covers

    Removing the Cable Covers Push the hooks and draw the cable covers towards you. Detach the cable covers from the hooks of the side of the Installation...

  • Page 18: Connecting An Aerial And A Vcr

    Connecting an Aerial and a VCR • Use the supplied mains lead. • Use the supplied coaxial cable for aerial connection. Do not connect to the mains before all connections are complete. Connecting an aerial Connect the supplied coaxial cable. Connecting a VCR with an aerial •...

  • Page 19: Attaching The Cable Covers, Bundling The Cables

    Attaching the Cable Covers Please attach the cable covers to the TV after connecting the cables. Attach the cable covers to the hooks of the side of the TV. Bundling the cables You can store the cables in the back of the TV. Put the cables from both sides together and secure them with the clip at the bottom.

  • Page 20: Adjusting The Viewing Angle Of The Tv

    Adjusting the viewing angle of the TV You can adjust the angle to avoid the reflection of light and get a better view of the TV. • When you adjust the angle, make sure that the cables are not caught between the TV and the stand. If some of the cables get caught, divide them into two groups at the clip and pull them in the opposite direction to free them up.

  • Page 21: Switching On The Tv And Tuning The Tv Automatically

    First Time Operation Switching On the TV and Tuning the TV Automatically The first time you switch on your TV, a sequence of menu screens appear on the TV enabling you to: 1) choose the language of the menu screen, 2) choose the country/region in which you want to operate the TV, 3) search and store all available channels (TV Broadcast), and 4) change the order in which the channels (TV Broadcast) appear on the screen.

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    The TV starts searching and storing all available broadcast channels. • This procedure could take some minutes. Please be patient and do not press any buttons, otherwise the auto tuning will not be completed properly. • If no channels are found during the auto tuning process, a new menu appears automatically on the screen asking you to connect the aerial.

  • Page 23: Introducing And Using The Menu System

    Menu System Introducing and Using the Menu System Your TV uses an on-screen menu system to guide you through the operations. Use the following buttons on the remote control to operate the menu system. Press MENU to switch the first level menu on. Do the following to operate the menu.

  • Page 24: Picture Adjustment

    Picture Adjustment Picture Adjustment Mode : Personal Contrast : Brightness : Colour : Hue : Sharpness : Backlight : NR : Auto Dynamic Picture : C ol o u r Tone : Cool Reset Select: Set: End: MENU Mode Contrast Brightness Colour Hue can only be adjusted for an NTSC colour signal (e.g.

  • Page 25: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Picture Adjustment Mode : Personal Contrast : Brightness : Colour : Hue : Sharpness : Backlight : NR : Auto Dynamic Picture : C ol o u r Tone : Cool Reset Select: Set: End: MENU Sound Adjustment Effect : Dolby Virtual Treble :...

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    Dual Sound If you select other equipment connected to the TV, set the Dual Sound option to Stereo, A, or B. i Volume Even if headphones are connected to the TV, you can hear the sound from the TV speakers. i Dual Sound •...

  • Page 27: Screen Control

    Screen Control Picture Adjustment Mode : Personal Contrast : Brightness : Colour : Hue : Sharpness : Backlight : NR : Auto Dynamic Picture : C ol o u r Tone : Cool Reset Select: Set: End: MENU Screen Control Auto Format : Screen Format : Smart...

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    Screen Format You can adjust the position of the image when Smart, 14:9, or Zoom is selected. If parts of the top and bottom of the screen are cut off, press Screen Shift When “Screen Format” is set to “4:3” or “Wide,” V Shift (Vertical Shift) cannot be adjusted. Menu System The “Screen Format”...

  • Page 29: Features

    Features Picture Adjustment Mode : Personal Contrast : Brightness : Colour : Hue : Sharpness : Backlight : NR : Auto Dynamic Picture : C ol o u r Tone : Cool Reset Select: Set: End: MENU Features Power Saving : Standard Speaker : AV2 Output :...

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    Set Up Picture Adjustment Mode : Personal Contrast : Brightness : Colour : Hue : Sharpness : Backlight : NR : Auto Dynamic Picture : C ol o u r Tone : Cool Reset Select: Set: End: MENU Set Up Language : English Country :...

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    Programme Labels The “Programme Labels” option allows you to name a channel using up to five characters (letters or numbers). To do this: After selecting this option, press OK. Press then press OK. Press When you have finished, press screen and press OK to exit the character input screen. •...

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    Manual Programme Preset The “Manual Programme Preset” option (A–E) allows you to: Menu System Preset channels, one by one, in the programme order of your choice. To do this: After selecting this option, press OK. Highlight the Programme option and press OK. Press to select a programme number for which you want to preset the channel, then press...

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    Normally the automatic fine tuning (AFT) option will give the best possible picture, however you can manually fine-tune the TV to obtain a better picture if the picture is distorted. To do this: Press PROG +/– to select the programme number with the channel you want to fine- tune manually.

  • Page 34: Sleep Timer Function, Screen Memo Function

    Other Functions Sleep Timer Function The Sleep Timer function allows you to set the TV to switch itself automatically to the standby mode after a specified time period. You can select the time period from among 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, and 120 minutes. To set the Sleep Timer function Press on the remote control repeatedly until the desired time period (“30 min,”...

  • Page 35: Teletext

    Teletext Teletext is an information service transmitted by most TV stations. The index page of the Teletext service (usually page 100) gives you information on how to use the service. To operate Teletext, use the remote control buttons as indicated below. Make sure you use a channel (TV Broadcast) with a strong signal, otherwise Teletext errors may occur.

  • Page 36: Nextview

    NexTView* * Depending on availability of service. NexTView is an on-screen electronic programme guide, providing you with programme information for different broadcasters. When looking for information, you can search by theme (sports, art, etc.) or date. When you are viewing the NexTView service, wrong characters appear on the screen if the language used in the NexTView service does not match the language set on your TV.

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    “Programme List” interface (fig. 1) “Overview” interface (fig. 2) Icons for different themes Refer to “Icon key” on page 36. Date Programme list • The “Record” and “Remind” options will be shown on the screen as soon as a programme has been selected, but they will not be shown if you are watching the NexTView service on a TV channel which is not a NexTView provider.

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    Icon key Full selection list All the programme information is listed by time and broadcast channels order. Entertainment Children Arts Sports News Movies Music Other Functions Channel selection If the NexTView provider sends information on more than eight broadcast channels, you can select eight of them to create a personal list.

  • Page 39: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Additional Information Connecting Optional Equipment Using the following instructions, you can connect a wide range of optional equipment to your TV. (Connecting cables are not supplied.) Connecting to the front of the TV To open the front panel of your TV, pull down the hooks of the panel just under the panel.

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    i: Headphones jack Even if headphones are connected to the TV, you can hear the sound from the TV speakers. Additional Information...

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    Connecting to the rear of the TV DVD player with component output S VHS/Hi8/DVC camcorder * “PlayStation 2” is a product of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. * “PlayStation” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. DVD recorder/player Decoder “PlayStation 2”*...

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    Connect the supplied coaxial cable. 3: AV3 Y P jacks 3: AV3 Audio input jacks 4: AV4 S Video input jack 4: AV4 Video input jack 4: AV4 Audio input jacks Connect the supplied mains lead. Note that some Scart leads may not fit into the connector on the TV. Additional Information AC IN AV1 Scart connector outputs the video signal from the...

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    Connecting a VCR To connect a VCR, refer to “Connecting an Aerial and a VCR” on page 16. We recommend you connect your VCR using a Scart lead. If you do not have a Scart lead, tune in the VCR test signal to the TV programme number “0” by using the “Manual Programme Preset”...

  • Page 44: Using Optional Equipment

    Using Optional Equipment Connect your equipment to the designated TV socket, as indicated on pages 37 to 41. Switch on the connected equipment. To watch the picture of the connected equipment, press the input symbol appears on the screen. Symbol 1 or Press the button on the remote control to return to the normal TV picture.

  • Page 45: Remote Control Configuration For Vcr/dvd

    Remote Control Configuration for VCR/DVD This remote control is set by default to operate the basic functions of this Sony TV, most Sony DVDs and Sony VCRs when batteries are initially installed. To control VCRs and DVDs of other major brands, and certain Sony VCR models, please complete the following steps: Before you start, look up the three digit code for your brand of DVD or VCR from the list on page 44.

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    VCR Brand List Brand Code SONY (VHS) 301, 302, 303, 308, 309, 362 SONY (BETA) 303, 307, 310 SONY (DV) 304, 305, 306 AIWA* 325, 331, 351 AKAI 326, 329, 330 DAEWOO 342, 343 GRUNDIG 358, 355, 360, 361, 320, 351...

  • Page 47: Specifications

    Specifications Display Unit: Power Requirement: 220–240 V AC, 50 Hz Screen Size: 23 inches Approx. 58.4 cm measured diagonally Display Resolution: 1,366 dots (horizontal) × 768 lines (vertical) Power Consumption: 89 W Standby Power Consumption: 0.7 W or less Dimensions (w × h × d): Approx.

  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    This TV is equipped with a self-diagnosis function. If there is a problem with your TV, the in red repeatedly. Writing down the duration of flashes and interval between flashes helps you inform your dealer or Sony service centre of the TV’s condition.

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    Problem Poor picture/Unstable picture Double images or ghosting Only snow and noise appear on the screen. Dotted lines or stripes No colour on colour programmes No colour or irregular colour when viewing a signal from the Y, P jacks of Some tiny black points and/or bright points on the screen •...

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    VCR or DVD, enter the necessary code set as explained in “Remote Control Configuration for VCR/DVD” (page 43). • Replace the batteries. • Refer to “Self-diagnosis function” (page 46) and contact your nearest Sony service centre.

  • Page 51: Television Channel Number Guide For The United Kingdom

    Television Channel Number Guide for the United Kingdom Only the main transmitters are listed. Information regarding the regional sub-relay channel numbers can be obtained by contacting the BBC Engineering Information Dept., Telephone Number 020 7852 5040. Additional Information...

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    Printed in Spain...

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