Introducing Your BRAVIA
Experiencing Stunning HD with Your BRAVIA TV
To experience the stunning detail of your new BRAVIA TV, you need access to high-definition (HD)
programming. Your BRAVIA TV can receive and display HD programming from:
Over-the-air broadcasting via HD-quality antenna
HD cable subscription
HD satellite subscription
Blu-ray Disc™ player or other HD compatible external equipment
Contact your cable, satellite or HD service provider for information on upgrading to HD programming.
The Four Steps to a Full HD Experience
Set, Sound, Source, and Setup
Along with your BRAVIA TV set, a complete HD system requires an HD sound system, a source of HD
programming and a proper connection setup.
The following chart shows the high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) video formats
supported by BRAVIA TV inputs.
HDMI 1 (ARC)/
For supported PC formats refer to the "Specification" in this manual.
16:9 (high-definition) source
Most HDTV signals use a wide screen aspect
ratio of 16:9. The 16:9 fills your BRAVIA
screen, maintaining a crisp, clear, vivid
4:3 (standard-definition) source
Most standard-definition signals use a boxy
4:3 aspect ratio. When a 4:3 image is
displayed on an HDTV, you will see black bars
on the sides. The picture quality may not be
as sharp as with HD sources.
High or Standard Definition Quality
1080p 1080i 720p 480p