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Contents
Preface
This section tells you about special
features, safety information, and
preparatory
information for using this
manual.
Chapter 1: Setting Up
This section shows you the steps
necessary for installing and presetting you
TV, and how to connect optional video an(
audio equipment.
Chapter
2: Using
Basic Features
This section gives you basic information
about operating and adjusting your "I-V.
Trinitron °Color T!/
Operating Instructions
Before
operating
your
TV, please
read this manual
thoroughly
and retain
it for future
reference.
KV-13TR28/29
KV-2150R
KV-1430R
KV-2160WR
KV-1440WR
KV-20TS29
KV-20TR23
KV-2170RS
KV-21STR2
KV-20TS32
KV-20TS50
Chapter 3: Using Advanced
Features
This section shows you the steps for other
useful features with using the On-Screen
Menus.
Appendlx
This section gives you specifications and
troubleshooting
information.
For a detailed table of contents,.see
page 3.
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of
the "IV. Record these numbers in the spaces provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
© 1993 by Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1

    Owner's Record The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the "IV. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No.

  • Page 2: Warning/precautions

    Keep the original carton and packing materials to use for safe transport of your TV in the future. If you have any questions or problems concerning your TV, please contact your nearest Sony dealer. For details concerning safety precautions, see the supplied leaflet "IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS."...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Setting the ON/OFF TIMER ... Setting CHANNEL BLOCK ... Customizing the Screen Display ... Appendix Warning/Precautions Introducing the Sony Trinitron _°_ C olor TV ... Identifying Your TV ... Locating the Controls ... Erasing unnecessary channels - CHANNEL ERASE ...

  • Page 4: Introducing The Sony Trinitron _°_ C Olor Tv

    Introducing t heSonyTrinitron ColorTV This manual covers 11 different models. The illustrations and menu displays are based on model KV-20TS32, the model with the most functions. If a particular function does not apply to your model, this will be noted in the manual. With the following features, you can:...

  • Page 5: Identifying Your Tv

    Identifying YourTV iivJ Check the model number of your TV set, This manual covers 11 models and there are slight differences among them. Check the table below to see what your TV is equipped with before you start operating it. Table of models YES: equipped YES*...

  • Page 6

    Identifying Your / V KV-131 R28/29 KV-1430R KV-1440WR _d... KV-20TS29 KV-2170RS KV-21STR2 ]"_ I... o, i Preface KV-20TR23 "]/ KV-20TS32 "--_T:_= KV-2150R KV-2160WR KV-20TS50 _ o,_/---]-...

  • Page 7: Locating The Controls

    Locating theControls For details, see the pages indicated by the numbered black circles e. KV-20TS32 (The screen displays, except for certain feature=_ as noted, are the same for all models.) Headphones "Q" display -- (KV-20TS50 only) _) On-screen menu e-o,e,e-_,o CURRENT TIME -- display t_) - •...

  • Page 8

    Locatingthe Controls KV-20TS29 '_V-2170RS KV-21STR2 iNeL÷ CHANNEL +/- buttons VOLUME +/- buttons TV/VIDEO button Remote control detector KV-20TS32 I VIDEO 2 INPUT jacks VIDEO 2 INPUT jacks Headphones jack(Q) Remote control detector except for KV-20TR23/2150R/2160WR ** Monaural sound is output by both headphone speakers. Preface KV-201S32 KV-20]R23...

  • Page 9

    For details, seu the payus indicated by the Ilumbered VIDEO 1 IN jacks i_), _) IR EMITTER terminal _) Do not connect the antenna cable. VIDEO 1 IN jacks _) VIDEO 1 IN jacks i_) * These models are equipped with only one set of video input jacks. black circles KV-20TS32 KV-20TS29*...

  • Page 10

    Locating the Controls For details, see the pages indicated by the numbered black circles O. MUTING button _) TV/VIDEO button DISPLAY button 0, 0, • CH GUIDE button _) JUMP button _) Remove the battery compartment cover. (Rear of cuf=,l,lander) Preface RM-Y116 POWER button _), _),...

  • Page 11: Chapter1: Settingup

    Chapter1: SettingUp Connecting TVAntenna/Cable Although you can use either an indoor or outdoor antenna with the TV, an outdoor antenna will provide you with better picture quality. You can receive cable TV by connecting a cable supplied by your local cable company. 75-ohm coaxial cable (round)

  • Page 12

    ConnectingTV Antenna/Cable Use the EAC-66 U/V mixer (not supplied). Prepare the VHF antenna end using the appropriate connector (p. 11 ). Connect the cables to the mixer. Attach the mixer to the VHF/UHF terminal. When the U/V mixer is used Snow and noise may appear in the pictures when viewing cable TV channels over 37 (W + 1).

  • Page 13: Usingtheon-screen Menus

    UsingtheOn-Screen Menus The following flow chart shows the different levels of on-screen menus that you can use to make various adjustments and settings. See the indicated pages for instructions on using each feature. For picture quality adjustment VIDEO menu (pp. 30-31 ) Mainmenu VIDEO _VIDEO...

  • Page 14

    Usingthe On-ScreenMenus For presetting and other functions Main menu SET UP menu SET UP ,CABLE: VIDEO AUDIO AUTO PROGRAM CH ERASE/ADD TIME ,SET UP CH CAPTION/GUIDE S VIDEO CLOSED CAPTION _MENU Use €_ Exlt_ Use €1_ For closed caption setting (p. 35) Main menu CLOSED CAPTION screen CLOSED CAPTION...

  • Page 15: Navigating Through The Menus

    MUTING(_ _SLEEP "I_/NIDEO ®®® ®®® ®®® RM-Y116 To display the main menu Press MENU. To return to the previous menu Press Z_+ or _7- to select _ MENU. Then press RETURN. To return to the main menu Repeat the above, until you reach the main n=e_u. To return to the normal screen Press MENU on the Remote Commander.

  • Page 16

    Using the On-Screen Menu:; MUTING (_SLEEP TVNIDEO Q®® ®®® ®®® _vo._:_O c Q RM-Y116 To return to the normal screen Press MENU. Chapter 1: Setting Up Press Z_+ or V- to select the language. Each time you press Z_+ or V-, the ESPAIVOLand ENGLISH menus appear, VIDEO AUDIO...

  • Page 17: Turning T Hecable Modeonoroff

    Turning t heCable ModeOnorOff All of the controls are on the Remote Commander. MUTING SLEEP W/VIDEO RM-Y116 To return to the normat screen Press MENU. if you have cable connected to your TV (p.11), follow the steps below to turn the cable connection on or off.

  • Page 18: Presetting Tvchannels

    Presetting TVChannels By presetting TV channels to the TV, you can select channels by pressing CHANNEL +/- on the TV or CH +/- on the Remote Commander. _,=_ MUTING(_ (_SLEEP ____ TVNIDEO ®®® ®®® ®®® RM-Y116 Chapter 1 : Setting Up I_FIF4 erform auto programming during the day rather than late at night, when sume chafznels...

  • Page 19

    Press A+ or V- to select AUTO PROGRAM. Press RETURN. RETURN "AUTO PROGRAM" appears on the screen and receivable channels (other than the channels already preset) are preset in numerical sequence. The channels previously preset will not remain in the TV's memory. When no more channels can be found, the programming the lowest numbered channel is displayed.

  • Page 20: Erasing Unnecessary Channels - Channel Erase

    Presetting TV Channels ®®® ®®® ®®® RM-Y116 Chapter 1 : Setting Up Use this feature to erase unnecessary TV channels, so that when you press CH +/-, the channel(s) are skipped. Press MENU. The main menu appears. MENU Press Z_+ or V- to select SET UP.

  • Page 21

    Pressthe CH +/- button to select the channelyou want to erase. For example,to erase channel8, pressCH + or- until8 appears. Press RETURN. A "--" sign appears in front of the channel number display showing that the channel is erased from the channel scan memory. RETURN The next time you press the CH +/- buttons, channel 8 will be skipped.

  • Page 22: Presetting Only Desired Channels - Channel Add

    Presetting TV Channels MUTING(_ (_)SLEEP[PO(_l:t__ WNIDE0 ®®® G®® ®®® RM-Y116 To return to the normal screen Press MENU. I_F'JF4 If you add a VHF or UHF channel, the cable l V channel with the same number is also added, and vice versa.

  • Page 23: Connecting Other Equipment

    Connecting O therEquipment After connecting, you will be able to play back video tapes. KV-2OTSSO to VHF/UHF IR EMITTER* to VIDEO (yellow) Rear of: to AUDIO-R (red) KV-20TS29** KM-20TS50 KV-2170RS** KV-21STR2** * KV-20TS50 only **These models are equipped with only one set of video input jacks.

  • Page 24

    Connecting OtherEquipment Rear of ! V VHF/UHF to VHF/UHF in )ut to S VIDEO E3:: Preparing for use Turn on the TV. Press the TV/VIDEO button on the TV or on the Remote Commander so that "VIDEO" appears on the screen. When you cannot obtain a clear picture and/or sound Make sure that the TV/VTR on the VCR is set to TV.

  • Page 25

    I Playing back recorded tapes 1 TVP/IDEO VOLUME - CHANNEL © Front of: KV-20TS32 KV-20TS50 * KV-20TS32 only If you connect a monaural VCR, connect the audio output of the VCR to the L (MONO) jack of VIDEO IN on the TV. The monaural sound will be heard from both speakers.

  • Page 26: Connecting Headphones

    Connecting OtherEquipment TV/VIDEO VOLUME - CHANNEL (222223 • To prevent hearing damage due to sudden or prolonged excessive volume, do not raise the headphones volume too high while listening. • If your TV is a monaural TV, the monaural sound will be heard from both headphones. Chapter 1 : Setting Up KV-20TS32 O POWER...

  • Page 27: Watching A Video With Your S Video-equipped Vcr

    MUTINGC_ CZ_SLEEP W/VIDEO ®®® ®®® ®®® vo, Q cQ RM-Y116 To return to the normal screen Press MENU. If you set S VIDEO to ON, the TV automatically receives S video signals whenever a VCR with S video is connected. (KV-20TS32 only) Use this feature to set S VIDEO to ON or OFF depending on the kind of video...

  • Page 28: Chapter 2: Using Basic Features

    Chapler 2: Using Basic Features Watching TV Programs MUTING SLEEP _C2_ W/VIDEO ®®® RM-Y116 Chapter 2: Using Basic Features Press POWER on the TV or the Remote Commander to turn the TV on. POWER POWER The TIMER/STAND BY indicator blinks until the picture appears on the screen. watch, VHF/UHF or cable TV.

  • Page 29: Usingconvenient Features

    UsingConvenient Features MUTING_ _SLEEP TVNIDEO Q®® ®®® ®®® RM-Y116 Press MUTING The display "MUTING" will appearon the screen. To restore the sound Press MUTING again, or press VOL +. To display the channel Press DISPLAY. All the existing displays appear: channel number, channel caption (if set), MTS mode (SAP only) and the current time ("AM"...

  • Page 30: Adjusting Picture And Sound Quality

    Adjusting Picture andSound Quality MUTING SLEEP TVNIDEO ®®® ®®® ®®® 0_ vo,c_ RM-Y116 Chapter 2: Using Basic Features You can adjust the picture for each input mode (TV, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2) by pressing TV/VlDEO to select the input mode before making the adjustments. These adjustments are retained in memory even when you turn off the TV until you change the adjustments again.

  • Page 31

    Press Z_+ or _7- to make the adjustment. Press RETURN. The new setting appears in the VIDEO menu. RETURN To adjust other items Repeat steps 3 - 4. PICTURE decrease picture contrast with soft color make skin tones become purplish COLOR decrease color intensity BRIGHTNESS...

  • Page 32: Receiving Multichannel Tv Sound Programs-mts

    Adjusting Picture and Sound UuulJty MUTING SLEEP TVNIDE0 ®®® ®®® ®®® 8v o L RM-Y116 Chapter 2: Using Basic Features (KV-20TS29/2170RS/21STR2/20TS32/20TS50 Press MENU. The main menu appears. MENU Press Z_+ or V- to select AUDIO. Press RETURN. The AUDIO menu appears, and the cursor points to MTS. RETURN Press RETURN.

  • Page 33

    Select the SAP mode to listen to Second Audio Programs. During SAP mode,the soundof non-SAP programs will be muted. Select the MONO mode to eliminate excessive noise during stereo broadcasts, caused by a weak signal. Press RETURN The mode is selected. RETURN AUDIO MTS:...

  • Page 34: Turning The Speaker On Or Off

    AdjustingPictureandSoundQuality MUTING (_SLEEP TVNIDEO ®®® ®®® ®®® RM-Y116 Chapter 2: Using Basic Features (KV-2OTS29/217ORS/21STR2/20TS32/20TS50 (Follow steps 1-2 in "Receiving Multichannel TV Sound Programs -- MTS," p. 32.) Then press RETURN. Press A+ or _7- to select SPEAKER. RETURN Press A+ or _'- to select ON or OFF alternately. AUDIO MTS: MAIN...

  • Page 35: Using Closed Caption

    UsingClosed Caption MUTING C_SLEEP WNIDEO ®®® ®®® ®®® RM-Y116 To return to the normal screen Press MENU. The closedcaptionsystemchecksfor errorsbeforecaptionsor text appear.If an error isfound, the mistakedoes not appear;a whiteboxappears instead,in mostcases, thisallowsyouto read the captionwithoutdifficulty. O f course,not all errorscan be found, andin some cases mistakesmay appear.

  • Page 36: Chapter 3: Using Advanced Features

    Chapter 3: Using Advanced Usin_l theTimer-Activated Functions MUTING SLEEP TVNIDEO Q®® ®®® ®®® RM-Y116 Chapter 3: Using Advanced Features Features Follow these instructions to set the current time. The correct time must be set in order to use the other timer-activated functions (ON/OFF TIMER, CHANNEL BLOCK).

  • Page 37

    PressZ_+or V- to set the day. EachtimeyoupressZ_ +or_7-, thedaychanges c onsecutively. Press RETURN. "Set the time." appears on the screen. RETURN Each timeyou press/x + or _7-, the hourchanges startingwith "12:00 AM." Press Z_+ or V- to set the hour. Press RETURN.

  • Page 38: Setting The On/off Timer

    Usingthe Timer-Activated Functions MUTING SLEEP TVNIDEO Q®® ®®® ®®® vo, o cQ RM-Y116 / Chapter 3: Using Advanced Features With this function you can set your favorite prografl_ to appear on the screen at the time that you set. EXAMPLE: Set the timer to turn on the TV every Monday through Friday at 3:15 PM for 2 hours, on channel 21.

  • Page 39

    II11 Press Z_+ or V- to set the day. Each timeyou pressZ_+ or _7-, the daysof the week changeas shownin Fig. I. Then press RETURN. "Setthe time."appearson the screen. RETURN Press Z_+ or V- to set the hour that you want the TIMER to start. Each timeyou pressA + or V-, the hourchangesin sequence.

  • Page 40: Setting Channel Block

    Usingthe Timer-Activated Functions TV/VIDEO Q®® ®®® ®®® vo, c O RM-Y116 I Chapter 3: Using Advanced Features Use this function to block a channel from appearing on the screen during the time you specify. You can use this function to prevent children from watching undesirable programs.

  • Page 41: Setting The Clock - Current Time Set

    Press A+ or V- to set the day. Each time you press A+ or _7-, the days of the week change as shown in Fig. 1. (See p.39.) Then press RETURN. "Set the time." appears on the screen. RETURN Press A+ or V-to Each time you press A+ or _-, the hour changes in sequence.

  • Page 42: Customizing T Hescreendisplay

    Customizing t heScreenDisplay MUTING SLEEP TVNIDEO ®®® ®®® ®®® ,vo, 0 cG RM-Y116 Chapter 3: Using Advanced Features Use this feature to caption up to 12 channel number displays with the matching channel call letters. EXAMPLE: Caption channel 20 with ESPN at the caption position number 4. Press MENU.

  • Page 43

    Each time you press Z_ + or V-, the caption position number is marked in sequence. Press A+ or V- to select a caption position number. Then press RETURN. "Select the channel" appears on the screen. RETURN Each time you press A+ or V-, the channel number changes from 1 to 125. Press Z_+ or V- to select the channel you want to caption.

  • Page 44: Channel Guide

    Customizingthe Screen Display WNIDEO ®®® c__v°LcQ RM-Y116 / Chapter 3: Using Advanced Features Use this feature to display the captions you set, and to select a channel directory for viewing. Press CH GUIDE. A directory appears, corresponding to the directory keys on the Remote Commander.

  • Page 45: Usingthecordless Headphones

    UsingtheCordless Headphones Push the tabs on the edges of both receivers down and up to open the battery compartment covers. Insert a size AA (R6) battery into each of the compartments. Make sure the polarity is correct. Close the battery compartment cover. Battery life With continuous use, batteries will last:...

  • Page 46

    Usingthe Cordless Headphones .UT,.O TVNIOEO ®®® ®®® ®®® To return to the normal screen Press MENU, To display O on the screen Press DISPLAY. • If you want to listen to the sound from the headphones only, turn off the TV speaker sound by pressing VOL - or setting SPEAKER to OFF.

  • Page 47: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications American TV standards Television system VHF: 2-13 Channel coverage UHF: 14-69 Cable TV: 1-125 Picture tube Microblack TM Trinitron_ tube 13-inch picture measured diagonally 14-inch picture tube measured diagonally (KV-13TR28/13TR29/ 1430R/1440WR) 20-inch picture measured diagonally 21-inch picture tube measured diagonally (KV-20TS29/2170RS/ 21 STR2/20TS32/20TS50/20TR23/ 21501°1/2160WR)

  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    No picture (screen not lit), no sound No color Snow and noise only Dotted lines or stripes Double images or ghosts If the problem persists, contact your nearest service facility. Sony Corporation Printed in U.S.A. • _,_,_:._,,_ PoSsible • Adjust PICTURE.

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