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Operating Instructions
Before operating the TV, please read the "Safety Information" section of
this manual. Retain this manual for future reference.
KDE-P37XS1
KDE-P42XS1
©2004 Sony Corporation
4-103-038-11(1)
410303811
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  • Page 1 4-103-038-11(1) 410303811 Digital PDP Colour TV Operating Instructions Before operating the TV, please read the “Safety Information” section of this manual. Retain this manual for future reference. KDE-P37XS1 KDE-P42XS1 ©2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Introduction • Thank you for choosing this Sony product. • Before operating the TV, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. • Symbols used in the manual: • Important information. • Buttons shaded white on the remote control show you the buttons you have to press to follow the sequence of the •...
  • Page 3 "Memory Stick" About "Memory Stick"............................44 The Memory Stick Home menu ......................... 45 Viewing Photos and Playing movies ........................47 Additional Information Connecting Equipment to the TV ........................50 Viewing pictures from equipment connected to the TV ..................52 Remote Control Configuration for VCR or DVD ....................53 Learning functions from other Remote controls ....................54 Technical Specifications .............................56 Troubleshooting ..............................57...
  • Page 4: Notice For Customers In The United Kingdom And Ireland

    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. FUSE How to replace the fuse Open the fuse compartment with a blade screwdriver, and replace the fuse.
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety Information Table 1: Mains lead Medical institution Unplug the mains lead when Do not place this TV set in a moving the set. Do not move place where medical the set with the mains lead equipment is in use. It may plugged in.
  • Page 6: Power Sources

    • 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. Electric shock Oils Do not touch the TV set with wet hands. Doing so may Do not install TV set in restaurants that use oil.
  • Page 7 Installation and moving Ventilation Outdoor use Never cover the ventilation holes in the Do not install this TV set cabinet. It may cause overheating and outdoors. If the TV set is exposed result in fire. Unless proper ventilation is to rain, it may result in fire or provided, the TV set may gather dust and electric shock.
  • Page 8: Precautions

    Precautions On viewing the TV comfortably • To view the TV comfortably, the recommended viewing position is from four to seven times of the screen’s vertical length away from the TV set. • View the TV in a moderate light room, 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 9 This is not considered a defect and is not covered under by the Sony Warranty. This buzzing sound is an inherent characteristic of any Plasma Display Panel.
  • Page 10: Overview & Installation

    1 “Notes on the Plasma TV” book. 4-092-684-01(1) Notes on the Plasma TV English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 English....2 Do not remove ferrite cores. English....2 English....2 English....2 ©2002 Sony Corporation Overview & Installation...
  • Page 11: Overview Of Remote Control Buttons

    (provided you watched it for at least 5 seconds). b) Selecting VCR double-digit: if Media Selector (4) is switched to VCR, press this button to select double-digit channels for Sony's VCR e.g. 23, press -/-- first and next the buttons 2 and 3.
  • Page 12 qf a) Fastext: if Media Selector (4) is switched to TV and whilst you are in Analogue Teletext mode, these buttons can be used as Fastext buttons. For details see page 40. b) Digital TV menus: if Media Selector (4) is switched to TV and you are watching digital TV, these buttons operate the digital menus.
  • Page 13: Overview Of The Tv Buttons And Side Connectors

    Overview of the TV Buttons and side Connectors Overview of the TV Buttons On/Off switch Programme Up or Down buttons (selects TV channels) Volume control buttons (+/-) Selecting Input Source button (see page 52) a/DIGITAL Selecting Analogue/Digital TV mode button Auto Start Up button (starts the auto start up sequence, see page 16)
  • Page 14: Overview Of The Tv Indicators

    Overview of the TV indicators To operate the remote control, point it towards this receiver. Lights up in red Lights up in Lights up in blue when you Lights up in red when the TV is in green when when the sleep press (picture off) on standby mode.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Aerial And Vcr

    Connecting the Aerial and VCR • Use the supplied main lead (Type BF, see page 10). • Use one of the supplied coaxial cable for aerial connection, and the other one for digital connection. For more details regarding VCR connection, refer to “Connecting Equipment to the TV”...
  • Page 16: First Time Operation

    Switching On the TV and Automatically Tuning The first time you switch on your TV, a sequence of menu screens appear on the TV enabling you to: 1) check how to connect optional equipment to your TV, 2) search and store all available channels (TV Broadcast) and 3) change the order in which the analogue channels (analogue TV Broadcast) appear on the screen.
  • Page 17 The TV starts to automatically search and store all available Tuning the Digital channels broadcast channels for you as follows: Auto Tuning The number of stored services The Digital autotune display appears on screen and the search 100% and store procedure begins. All the available Digital channels Searching.
  • Page 18: Tv Functions

    Selecting Digital or Analogue mode • Press the DIGITAL button on the remote control to switch to Digital mode. • Press the button on the remote control to switch to Analogue mode. The Programme Index table The “Programme Index table” is only available in Analogue mode. The ”Programme Index table”...
  • Page 19 a) List of programmes Press the OK button on the remote control to display the “Channel Index All Categories Tue 18 Mar menu” on the TV screen. The menu contains a list of all the available 15:27 01 BBC ONE war Millory 09:00-10:00 channels (TV Broadcast).
  • Page 20 c) Favourite programmes This option allows you to create a list of your favourite programmes. To add a programme to the Favourite list With the “Channel Index menu” on screen, press the buttons to highlight the programme you want as a favourite. Press the BLUE button to store the programme in the favourite list.
  • Page 21: Introducing And Using The Menu System

    Introducing and Using the different Menu systems Your TV uses an On-Screen Display menu system to guide you through the operations. This TV has 2 different Menu Systems as follows: a) "General TV Menus" This menu system is available when watching both, Digital and Analogue channels. The displays of this menu system will help you to alter the picture settings, sound settings etc.
  • Page 22: The Picture Adjustment Menu

    The Picture Adjustment Menu MENU The “Picture Adjustment” menu allows you to alter the picture settings. To do this: Picture Adjustment Picture Adjustment Press the MENU button and then press OK to Picture Mode: Live Picture Mode: Live enter this menu. Next, press to select the Contrast: Contrast:...
  • Page 23 Reset Press OK to reset the picture to the factory preset levels. This option is set to Auto to automatically reduce the snowy picture visible in the weak broadcast Noise signal. However, it can be modified. After selecting this option press .
  • Page 24: The Sound Adjustment Menu

    The Sound Adjustment Menu The “Sound Adjustment” menu allows you to Picture Adjustment MENU alter the sound settings. Picture Mode: Live Contrast: Reset: Noise Reduction: Auto Colour Tone: Cool To do this: Press the MENU button and press to select , then press OK to enter this menu.
  • Page 25 (for details refer to page 51). The “BBE High Definition Sound system” is manufactured by Sony Corporation under license from BBE Sound, Inc. It is covered by U.S. Patent No. 4,638,258 and No. 4,482,866. The word “BBE” and BBE Symbol are trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.
  • Page 26: The Features Menu

    The Features Menu The “Features” menu allows you to alter Picture Adjustment MENU various settings of the TV. Picture Mode: Live Contrast: Reset: Noise Reduction: Auto To do this: Colour Tone: Cool Press the MENU button and press twice to select , then press OK to enter this menu.
  • Page 27 FILM MODE This option is set to Auto to improve the quality of the pictures in movement of the films. To cancel this function, press to select Off. Finally, press OK to store. AV2 OUTPUT / AV3 OUTPUT The "AV2 Ouptut" and "AV3 Output" options allows you to select the source to be output from the Scart connectors 2 so that you can record from these Scart any signal coming from the TV or from an external equipment connected to the Scart connector or side connectors...
  • Page 28 Once you have entered the “Features” menu as it is explained on page 26 and after selecting the option, press OK. Next press to select Yes if you want to illuminate the Sony logo in blue. Finally press OK to store. continued...
  • Page 29: The Timer Menu

    The Timer Menu Picture Adjustment MENU Picture Mode: Live The “Timer” menu allows you to alter the timer Contrast: Reset: adjustments. Noise Reduction: Auto Colour Tone: Cool To do this: Press the MENU button and press three times to select then press OK to Select: Enter:...
  • Page 30: The Set Up Menu

    The Set Up Menu The “Set Up” menu allows you to alter various Picture Adjustment MENU options on this TV. Picture Mode: Live Contrast: Reset: Noise Reduction: Auto To do this: Colour Tone: Cool Press the MENU button and press four times to select , then press OK to enter this menu.
  • Page 31 PROGRAMME LABELS This option allows you to name an analogue channel using up to five characters (letters or numbers). To do this: Once you have entered the "Set Up" menu as it is explained in the previous page and after selecting this option, press OK, then press to select the programme number with the channel you wish to name.
  • Page 32 MANUAL PROGRAMME PRESET This option allows you to: Preset channels or the VCR channel one by one to the programme order of your choice. To do this: Once you have entered the “Set Up”menu as it is explained on page 30 and after selecting the "Manual Programme Preset"...
  • Page 33: The Digital Info Menu

    The Digital INFO Menu The “Digital INFO” menu gives you information on the programmes currently being shown as well as the those programmes which are on next. To do this: With the TV in Digital mode, press the button to access this menu. Next read below how to Tue 18 Mar Channel 5 15:27...
  • Page 34 This feature allows you to automatically record on your VCR the selected programme*. *Only for SmartLink VCRs. • Do not switch off the TV once a programme has been set to record. If you do not wish to view the programme being recorded, press the TV button on the remote control to switch the TV into standby mode.
  • Page 35: The Digital Set-up Menu

    The Digital Set-up Menu This menu contains several features that will allow you to customise the Digital side of your To do this: With the TV in Digital mode, press the button to Digital Set-up Tue 18 Mar Channel 5 15:27 access the “Digital INFO display”...
  • Page 36 PARENTAL CONTROL In order to use the “Parental Control” feature you must first set your PIN code. This option allows you to set an age limit for programmes on the TV. If any films or programmes classed above the age limit you have set are broadcast, you will be requested to enter your PIN code before viewing is allowed. To do this: If you have not already set a PIN code: Once you have entered into the “Main Menu”...
  • Page 37 DETAIL SET-UP This option access to a new menu window which contains the following features: “Manual Tuning”, “PIN Code”, “Software Download” and “System Information”. All these features are explained from next page on. CAM SET UP Always switch the TV off before inserting or removing the CAM. This option allows you to access a Pay Per View service once you have obtained a Conditional Access Module (CAM) and a viewing card.
  • Page 38: The Digital Detail Set-up Menu

    The Digital Detail Set-up Menu The “Detail Set-up” menu allows you to further Tue 18 Mar Channel 5 15:27 customise your TV. The Wright Stuff Ricki Lake 09:05-09:25 09:05-09:25 To do this: American talk show. Today's guests are sporting a variety of "faice"...
  • Page 39 Press the BLUE button to return to the “Digital Set-up” menu. SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD Periodically Sony issues updates for the software that controls your TV. This option allows you to automatically receive updates free through your existing aerial. To do this: Once you have entered into the “Detail Set-up”...
  • Page 40: Analogue Teletext

    Analogue Teletext Teletext is an information service transmitted by most Analogue 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. Teletext errors may occur if you use a channel (TV Broadcast) with a weak signal.
  • Page 41: Digital Teletext

    Digital Teletext • The “Digital Teletext” is only available when watching Digital channels. • If the TV is not already in Digital mode, press the DIGITAL button on the remote control. • Many Digital broadcasters now provide a Digital Teletext service in the form of a dedicated Teletext channel. This Digital service includes high quality text and graphics along with advanced navigation options.
  • Page 42: Epg

    • The EPG menu is only available when watching Digital channels. • If the TV is not already in Digital mode, press the DIGITAL button on the remote control. The EPG menu (Electronic Programme Guide) is an onscreen All category Tue 18 Mar 15:27 electronic programme guide that provides you with a quick and easy...
  • Page 43 RECORDING PROGRAMMES To select a programme for recording or timed display: With the EPG menu on screen by pressing , press the buttons to highlight a programme in the EPG menu that you wish to record, then press the OK button. The Timer screen appears. Press the RED button and your VCR will automatically record the selected programme when it starts (only if your VCR has SmartLink facility), or press the GREEN button if you wish the programme to appear on your TV screen when transmission begins.
  • Page 44: Memory Stick

    Sony Corporation. ** DCF (Design rules for Camera File systems) is a standard file name format for digital still cameras, DV camcorders etc. It is supported by Sony and other manufacturers. Inserting a "Memory Stick" Insert a "Memory Stick", into the “MEMORY STICK” slot until it clicks into the connector (see picture).
  • Page 45: The Memory Stick Home Menu

    The Memory Stick Home Menu Folder name for This screen gives an overview of the “Memory Indicates that the thumbnail Highlighted the selected is Protected (for details see Stick” content. From this menu you can view thumbnail page 47). folder photos and movies recorded on the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 46 OPTION This option allows you to sort the pictures within a folder, to filter the images to be shown, to delete all the pictures stored as well as display information about the “Memory Stick” information. To do this: While the “ Memory Stick Home”...
  • Page 47: Viewing Photos And Playing Movies

    VIEWING PHOTOS AND PLAYING MOVIES To do this: While the “ Memory Stick Home” menu is displayed, press to enter to the thumbnail pictures. Then press to highlight the required thumbnail. With the required thumbnail highlighted, press OK to display the selected thumbnail together with all available options.
  • Page 48 Movie Player This option appears only if the selected thumbnail is a movie (marked with the symbol). (for movies) Select this option and press OK to operate the movie player. Next press select: Return Select this option and press OK to return to the “ Memory Stick Home”...
  • Page 49 Protect Select this option and press OK. Next press to select On to protect the selected thumbnail file from any changes or Off to unprotect the file. Next press to select Close to store. All the protected files are indicated with the symbol Rotate This option is only available for unprotected still images (photos).
  • Page 50: Additional Information

    • Using the following instructions you can connect a wide range of optional equipment to your TV set. • Connecting cables are not supplied. Sub woofer Decoder (MONO) “PlayStation”* “PlayStation” is 8mm/Hi8/ a product of Sony Hi-fi Computer DVD recorder with S VHS/Hi8/ camcorder Entertainment, component signal format Inc.
  • Page 51 Connecting a DVD or DVD recorder Connect the DVD or the DVD recorder to the Scart connector Connecting a DVD recorder with 576p signal format Some DVD recorder may have 576p signal format. In this case, connect the DVD recorder to the Scart connector J, to the audio input jacks 4 G and to the video component jacks Y, P 4 H.
  • Page 52: Viewing Pictures From Equipment Connected To The Tv

    Viewing pictures from equipment connected to the TV Connect your equipment to the designated TV socket, as indicated on page 50. Switch on the connected equipment. To watch the picture from the connected equipment, press the button repeatedly until the correct input symbol appears on the screen.
  • Page 53: Remote Control Configuration For Vcr Or Dvd

    Remote Control Configuration for VCR or DVD In it’s default condition this remote control will operate the basic functions of this Sony TV, Sony DVDs and most Sony VCRs. To control VCRs and DVDs of other manufacturers (and some Sony VCR models), the remote control needs to be configured.
  • Page 54: Learning Functions From Other Remote Controls

    Learning functions from other Remote Controls To eliminate the amount of remote controls you need, this remote control has a learning feature. Once set up as explained below, it can be used in place of your other remote controls. It is recommended that you make a note of what each button has been taught (you can use the table provided with the remote control).
  • Page 55 fig. 2 Erasing a learned function Press and hold the button for approximately six seconds until the AUX green light flashes (see fig. 7). MODE While pressing the % button, press the button (a - g) with the learned function that you 6 sec.
  • Page 56: Technical Specifications

    • One AV Mouse Screen Size: 0.3V negative sync • One Mains Lead (Type BF) PB:0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms • KDE-P37XS1: 37 inches (approx. 94 • One Cleaning cloth PR:0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms cm measured diagonally) • One Clamp Belt.
  • Page 57: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Here are some simple solutions to problems which may affect the picture and sound. Problem Possible solution No picture No Digital channels after tuning. • Maybe there are no Digital transmissions in your area, contact a local installer to find out when digital transmissions begin in your area.
  • Page 58 Problem Possible solution The picture is too bright. • Using the menu system, select the “Picture Adjustment” menu and select “Picture Mode” Then select the desired picture mode (page 22). • Make sure that the aerial is connected using the supplied coaxial cable.
  • Page 59 Media Selector has been set correctly, enter the necessary code set as explained in “Remote Control Configuration for VCR or DVD” on page 53. • Replace the batteries. (standby) or (power on) • Contact your nearest Sony service centre. indicators on the TV flashes continued... Additional Information...
  • Page 60 • The image file is not DCF-compatible or MPEG1 - compatible. • If you continue to experience problems, have your projection TV serviced by qualified personnel or you can contact the Sony UK Digital Helpline on 0870 600 1717. • Never open the casing yourself.
  • Page 61: Television Channel Number Guide For Analogue Channels

    Television Channel Number Guide for Analogue channels 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. MAIN TRANSMITTERS BBC1 BBC2 London & South East Bluebell Hill Crystal Palace Dover...
  • Page 62: Index

    Index R, S Dual Sound 24 DVD, connecting 50 Accessories, supplied 10 REC (Digital INFO menu) 33 EPG 42 Aerial, connecting 15 Recording by EPG 43 Fastext 40 AFT 32 Remote control, Favourite Programmes 33 Anchor attachments 15 inserting batteries 14 Features menu 26 Audio (Digital INFO menu) 33 overview 11...
  • Page 64 This instruction manual has been printed on: Sony España, S.A. Ecological Paper - Totally Chlorine Free Printed in Spain...

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