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© 2005 Sony Corporation

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    4-102-728-22(1) KD-30XS955 KD-32XS945 KD-34XS955 KD-36XS955 Operating Instructions Sony Corporation http://www.sony.net Printed in U.S.A. © 2005 Sony Corporation...

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    The model and serial numbers are provided on the front of this instruction manual and at the rear of the TV. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. 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.

  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS For your protection, please read these instructions completely, and keep this manual for future reference. Carefully observe and comply with all warnings, cautions and instructions placed on the set, or described in the operating instructions or service manual. WARNING To guard against injury, the following basic safety precautions should be observed in the installation, use, and servicing of the set.

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    Ventilation The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered. ❑...

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    CableCARD™ is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Wega, FD Trinitron, Steady Sound, Digital Reality Creation, CineMotion, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MagicGate, Super Fine Pitch, MID, Clear Edge, ClearEdge VM and HD Detailer are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega Overview ...9 Presenting the FD Trinitron Wega ... 9 Setting Up the TV Overview ...11 TV Controls and Connectors...12 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna...16 Connecting Optional Equipment ...21 Connecting a Device with an Optical IN Connector ...39 Using the CONTROL S Feature ...40 Using CableCARD ...41 Setting Up the Channel List ...43...

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    Using the Remote Control Using the Features Using the Memory Stick Viewer Overview ...45 Inserting Batteries...45 Button Descriptions ...46 Programming the Remote Control ...49 Overview ...51 Watching TV ...52 Using the Program Guide ...53 Using Additional Program Guide Options...54 Using Screen Mode (30/34 models only) ...55 Using Screen Mode (32/36 models only) ...57 Using Favorite Channels ...58 Using the Channel Menu...58...

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    Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options ...88 Viewing Blocked Programs ...88 Using the Setup Menu ...89 Using the Applications Menu...92 Overview ...95 Glossary ...96 Contacting Sony ...97 Troubleshooting...97 Remote Control ...97 Channels ...98 CableCARD ...98 Memory Stick ...99 Audio ...100 Video ...101...

  • Page 10: Introducing The Fd Trinitron Wega

    Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega Overview This chapter describes the contents of the package in which the TV is shipped and provides an overview of the features of your Wega TV. Presenting the FD Trinitron Wega The FD Trinitron Wega (pronounced VAY-GAH) is characterized by outstanding contrast, uncompromising accuracy, and corner-to- corner detail.

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    ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ Screen Mode: Enables you to resize the picture. Super Fine Pitch CRT: XS955 models only displaying high resolution pictures, the new Super Fine Pitch CRT — along with a new electron gun and high intensity luminescent phosphor —...

  • Page 12: Setting Up The Tv

    Setting Up the TV Overview This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your TV. Topic TV Controls and Connectors Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna Connecting Optional Equipment Connecting a Device with an Optical IN Connector Using the CONTROL S Feature Using CableCARD Setting Up the Channel List About the AC...

  • Page 13: Tv Controls And Connectors

    LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the TV needs service (see “Contacting Sony” on page 97). When lit, indicates one of the timers is set. When the timer is set, this LED will remain lit even if the TV is turned off. For details, see page 92.

  • Page 14: Xs945 Front Panel

    When lit, indicates one of the timers is set. When the timer is set, this LED will remain lit even if the TV is turned off. For details, see page 92. If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the TV needs service (see “Contacting Sony” on page 97).

  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel...

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    (L/R) jacks. Component video provides better picture quality than 1, 2, or 3). 7 CONTROL S Allows the TV to receive (IN) and send (OUT) remote control signals to other Sony IN/OUT infrared-controlled audio or video equipment that has the CONTROL S function.

  • Page 17: Basic Connections: Connecting A Cable Or Antenna

    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. For information on installing and activating CableCARD, see “Using CableCARD” on page 41.

  • Page 18: Cable Or Antenna Only

    Cable or Antenna For best results, use one of the following connections if you are connecting a Only cable or an antenna and you: ❑ ❑ The connection you choose depends on the cable type you have in your home, as described below. 75-ohm coaxial cable (usually found in newer homes) Cable Type VHF Only or...

  • Page 19: Cable And Antenna Only

    Cable and Antenna For best results, use this connection if you: ❑ Only ❑ Cable Type Cable TV (CATV) and Antenna Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ... Switch the TV’s input Press between the cable and inputs.

  • Page 20: Cable Box And Cable Only

    Cable Box and For best results, use this connection if: ❑ Cable Only Before connecting a cable ❑ box, see “About Using CableCARD” on page 16. With this connection you can: ❑ ❑ CATV cable Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ...

  • Page 21: Cable Box Only

    Cable Box Only For best results, use this connection if: ❑ Before connecting a cable box, see “About Using ❑ CableCARD” on page 16. With this connection you can: ❑ To connect the cable box Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ...

  • Page 22: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Connecting Optional Equipment Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional equipment: If You Are Connecting VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing Satellite Receiver Satellite Receiver and VCR DVD Player with Component Video Connectors DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors...

  • Page 23: Making Video Connections

    Making Video Your TV includes several types of video inputs. When connecting Connections your TV, use the outputs that are available on your components that provide the best video performance, as described below. About Using S VIDEO Example of an S VIDEO Connection Equipment with S VIDEO Best Video Performance HDMI (High-Definition...

  • Page 24: Vcr And Cable

    Watch cable channels Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See to operate the VCR “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 49-50. Activate the TV remote Press...

  • Page 25: Vcr And Cable Box

    VCR and Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: ❑ Before connecting a cable box, see “About Using CableCARD” on page 16. With this connection you can: ❑ ❑ ❑ To connect a VCR and cable box, you need: ❑...

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    Watch the VCR Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See to operate the cable box or “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 49-50. Activate the remote control to For the cable box, press FUNCTION.

  • Page 27: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    Two VCRs for Tape Connecting two VCRs lets you record from one VCR to the other. By Editing connecting them as shown below, you can view (monitor) what is being recorded. Using To connect two VCRs for tape editing S VIDEO jacks? See page 22.

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    View (monitor) what is being Press recorded illustration above). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See to operate the VCR(s) “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 49-50. Activate the TV remote Press...

  • Page 29: Satellite Receiver

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 22. Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s satellite input jack. Use an A/V cable to connect the satellite receiver’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s A/V input jacks. Connect a CATV cable from your cable or antenna to the TV’s CABLE jack.

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    Do This ... Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the satellite receiver input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). If you have a non-Sony satellite receiver, you must program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 49-50. Press SAT/CABLE FUNCTION.

  • Page 31: Satellite Receiver And Vcr

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver and VCR and VCR Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 22. A/V cable A/V cable Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter. Use a coaxial cable to connect one of the splitter’s two output jacks to the TV’s CABLE jack.

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    Press (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR or satellite receiver, you must program the to operate the satellite remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 49-50. receiver or VCR...

  • Page 33: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    DVD Player with For best results, use this connection if your DVD player has Component component video (Y, P Video Connectors To connect a DVD player with component video connectors DVD player Cables are often color-coded to connectors. Connect red to red, white to white, etc.

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    Watch the DVD player Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. to operate the DVD player See “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 49-50. Activate the TV remote...

  • Page 35: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    Watch the DVD player Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. to operate the DVD player See “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 49-50. Activate the TV remote...

  • Page 36: Camcorder

    Camcorder For easy connection of a camcorder, the TV has front A/V input jacks. If you prefer, however, you can connect the camcorder to the TV’s rear A/V input jacks. Using S VIDEO jacks? To connect a camcorder See page 22. VIDEO 2 INPUT VIDEO S VIDEO...

  • Page 37: Audio Receiver

    Audio Receiver For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through your stereo system. To connect an audio system Use an audio cable to connect the TV’s audio output jacks to the audio receiver’s line input jacks. Cables are often color-coded to connectors.

  • Page 38: Dvi-equipped Device

    DVI-Equipped If you have a device, such as an HDTV receiver, that has DVI (Digital Device Video Interface) output, use the following connection. To connect a device that has DVI OUT: ✍ Note on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ...

  • Page 39: Hdmi-equipped Device

    HDMI-Equipped If you have a device, such as an HDTV receiver, that has a High- Device Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), use the following connection. To connect a device that has HDMI OUT: ✍ Note on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ...

  • Page 40: Connecting A Device With An Optical In Connector

    Connecting a Device with an Optical IN Connector You can use the TV’s DIGITAL AUDIO OPTICAL output jack to connect an audio device that is Dolby Digital and PCM compatible, such as an audio amplifier. ❑ ✍ Using an optical cable, connect the TV’s DIGITAL AUDIO OPTICAL output jack to the device’s audio optical input jack.

  • Page 41: Using The Control S Feature

    Using the CONTROL S Feature CONTROL S allows you to control your system and other Sony equipment with one remote control. In addition to allowing you to control multiple devices with one remote control, the CONTROL S feature allows you to always point your remote control at your TV, instead of having to point it at the other equipment, which might be hidden or out of direct line of sight.

  • Page 42: Using Cablecard

    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...

  • Page 43: Removing The Cablecard

    You can also access information about your CableCARD in the Applications Menu (see page 93). Removing the In the event you want to cancel your service, contact your cable TV CableCARD company. ✍ To install a different CableCARD, follow the instructions in “Activating CableCARD Service”...

  • Page 44: Setting Up The Channel List

    Setting Up the Channel List After you finish connecting the TV, you need to run the Initial Setup feature, which automatically creates a list of available analog and digital channels and lets you correct tilt and vertical correction settings. The Initial Setup screens appear when you turn on your TV for the first time after hooking it up.

  • Page 46: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Overview This chapter describes how to set up, program, and use the TV’s remote control. Topic Inserting Batteries Button Descriptions Programming the Remote Control Inserting Batteries ✍ Remove the battery cover from the remote control. Insert two size AA (R6) batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E terminals on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment.

  • Page 47: Button Descriptions

    Button Descriptions...

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    MUTING Press to mute the sound. Press again or press SYSTEM OFF Press to turn off all Sony brand audio/video equipment at once. (May not function with older Sony equipment. Does not function with DVD/VCR combination unit.) TV/VCR/DVD Press to change the VHF/UHF output of the VCR (or DVD/VCR combination unit).

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    Button Description TV/VIDEO Press repeatedly to cycle through the TV’s video inputs. DISPLAY Press once to display the current channel number, current time, and channel label (if set) and other information. Press again to turn Display off. SCREEN MODE Press to toggle between the Screen Mode options. For details on using Screen Mode, see pages 55-57.

  • Page 50: Programming The Remote Control

    Programming the Remote Control If you have video equipment other than Sony brand (or if you have a Sony DVD/VCR combination unit) that you want to control with the TV’s remote control, use the following procedure to program the remote control.

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    Manufacturer’s Codes VCRs Manufacturer Code Sony 301, 302, 303 Admiral (M. Ward) Aiwa 338, 344 Audio Dynamic 314, 337 Broksonic 319, 317 Canon 309, 308 Citizen Craig 302, 332 Criterion Curtis Mathes 304, 338, 309 Daewoo 341, 312, 309 314, 336, 337...

  • Page 52: Using The Features

    Using the Features Overview This chapter describes how to use the features of your TV. Topic Watching TV Using the Program Guide Using Screen Mode (30/34 models only) Using Screen Mode (32/36 models only) Using Favorite Channels Using Other Equipment with Your TV Remote Control Page...

  • Page 53: Watching Tv

    Watching TV To Do This ... For a complete list of all Activate the remote control to the functions of the remote operate the TV control, see pages 45-50. Turn on/off the TV Tune directly to a channel Adjust the volume Mute the sound Alternate back and forth between two channels...

  • Page 54: Using The Program Guide

    Using the Program Guide The program guide lets you review program information and select both analog and digital channels. ✍ GUIDE To display the program guide: Press with the currently selected program showing in the background. Program title and description, time remaining, rating information, closed- caption availability,...

  • Page 55: Using Additional Program Guide Options

    Using Additional Press Program Guide following options, which allow you to customize the settings of the program on the currently tuned channel. Options Option Alternate Video (when available) Alternate Audio (when available) while in the program guide’s channel list to display the Description Each program has a main video stream (the video that you see when the channel is first tuned), and may have...

  • Page 56: Using Screen Mode (30/34 Models Only)

    Using Screen Mode (30/34 models only) The Screen Mode feature lets you change the picture size for both standard-definition (480i/480p) and high-definition (720p/1080i) sources. You can also access the Screen Mode settings in the Screen Menu. ❑ For details, see page 82. Using Screen Mode with Standard Definition (480i/480p) Sources Example ‘...

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    Using Screen Mode with High-Definition (720p/1080i) Sources Example SCREEN Full (native 16:9) Full (upconverted 4:3) SCREEN Zoom SCREEN Horizontal Expand SCREEN Vertical Expand Description Full displays the picture at its original size. If the source is a 16:9 high-definition (720p/1080i) signal, the picture fills the screen.

  • Page 58: Using Screen Mode (32/36 Models Only)

    Using Screen Mode (32/36 models only) The Screen Mode feature is useful when a 480i signal has been upconverted to a 720p or 1080i signal, which results in undesirable “black bars” appearing on all four sides of the picture. Using the Screen Mode feature, you can enlarge these pictures, minimizing the size of the black bars.

  • Page 59: Using Favorite Channels

    Using Favorite Channels The Favorite Channels feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorite channels that you specify. You can create a list using the Favorite Channel option in the Channel Menu, or by using the Add to Favorites feature in the Favorite Channels guide.

  • Page 60: Using Other Equipment With Your Tv Remote Control

    To Do This ... Switch the TV’s input to the VCR, DVD player, or other connected equipment Set up the TV remote control to operate non-Sony equipment (and Sony DVD/VCR combination unit) Operating a VCR To Do This ... Activate the remote control...

  • Page 61: Operating A Cable Box

    Operating a Cable To Do This ... Activate the remote control to operate the cable box Turn on/off Select a channel Change channels Back to previous channel Operating a DVD To Do This ... Player Activate the remote control to operate the DVD Turn on/off Play Stop...

  • Page 62: Using The Memory Stick Viewer

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer About Memory Stick Memory Stick (sold separately) is a compact, portable, and versatile Integrated Circuit recording medium with a data capacity that makes it perfect for portable applications, such as digital photography. Memory Stick is specially designed for sharing digital data among Memory Stick compatible products such as digital cameras and digital video cameras.

  • Page 63: Memory Stick Compatibility

    ❑ ❑ Sony recommends that you back up all data stored on Memory Stick media to avoid potential data loss. In the above two cases, in order to avoid potential data corruption that may occur, be sure to back up data prior to use with the TV’s Memory Stick Viewer.

  • Page 64: File Compatibility

    MPEG1 Trademark Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Information PRO Duo, and MagicGate are trademarks of Sony Corporation. *Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not play back correctly. movies taken with Sony Supported File Name Extensions .jpg...

  • Page 65: Inserting And Removing A Memory Stick

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick Inserting a Memory Stick ✍ ✍ To remove the Memory Stick, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on page 65. The Memory Stick slot on your TV has been designed to accommodate standard and compact versions of Memory Stick. It is not necessary to use an adapter for Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo.

  • Page 66: Removing A Memory Stick

    Removing a To remove a Memory Stick Memory Stick ✍ ✍ ✍ Check that the Memory Stick indicator is off. (When the light is on, this indicates that the TV is reading data from the Memory Stick.) Removing the Memory Stick while a file is being accessed (when the Memory Stick LED on the TV’s front panel is lit) may damage the Memory Stick or its contents.

  • Page 67: Using The Memory Stick Index

    Using the Memory Stick Index Turn on the TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the photo or movie files you want to view. For details, see page 64. ✍ MEMORY STICK The Memory Stick Index appears, which displays thumbnail images of the files stored on the Memory Stick.

  • Page 68: Using The Memory Stick Index

    Using the Memory The following describes how to use the Memory Stick Index. Stick Index To Do This ... Move the highlight to a photo, voice memo ( movie ( thumbnail Display the highlighted photo, voice memo, or movie file full screen Display the next page of thumbnails...

  • Page 69: Viewing Photos

    Viewing Photos When you select a photo from the Memory Stick Index (described on page 66), 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 next or previous file on the When the Menu is hidden,...

  • Page 70: Photo Menu Bar Options

    Photo Menu The Photo Menu bar lets you access additional photo viewing Bar Options options. To access the Photo Menu bar Option Index Slide Show View JPEG files that are protected File are indicated by the Lock icon. Print Quantity feature is also known as DPOF (Digital Print Order Format).

  • Page 71: Using Zoom And Pan

    Using Zoom To Zoom and Pan a photo and Pan To Do This ... Zoom in (increase magnification) or out (decrease magnification) Pan (move the photo left, right, up, down) Exit the Zoom/Pan controls Exit Memory Stick Viewer Using Rotate To Rotate a photo The photo is rotated 90 degrees each time you press In the Photo Menu bar, highlight...

  • Page 72: Playing Movies

    Access additional options in the Movie Menu bar Exit Memory Stick Viewer MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer. Do This ... Highlight Enlarge, and then press...

  • Page 73: Movie Menu Bar Options

    Movie Menu To access the Movie Menu bar Bar Options Option Index MPEG1 files that are protected are indicated by the Lock icon. Slide Show File Index ighlight in the Movie Menu bar Press to select Index Slide Show Description Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the thumbnail of the currently displayed movie.

  • Page 74: Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options

    Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options Slide Show Menu The Slide Show Menu includes the following options: Options Option Start The Slide Show Menu is the Music same whether you select it from the Memory Stick Index (page 66), Photo (page 68), or Movie (page 71) Menus.

  • Page 75: Contents Menu Options

    Memory Stick Viewer. Digital Camera Selects all folders within the directories Folders defined by the DCF rules used by Sony digital cameras (see page 75). JPEG and MPEG1 files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.

  • Page 76: Notes On Using Memory Stick Media

    Notes on Using Memory Stick Media About DCF File Most Sony brand digital still and video cameras automatically record Names still 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.

  • Page 77: Memory Stick Precautions

    Memory Stick Precautions When using Memory Stick media, follow these precautions: ❑ To avoid permanent damage to still image data, do not turn off the TV or remove Memory Stick media from the insertion slot while data is being read (as indicated by the Memory Stick indicator light being on).

  • Page 78: Overview

    Using the Menus Overview The Menu gives you access to the following features: Menu Press MENU to enter and exit Menus. Navigating Through Menus To Do This ... Display the Menu Move through the Menus Select an option to change Select (confirm) changed setting Exit the Menu Description...

  • Page 79: Using The Video Menu

    Using the Video Menu To access the Video Menu, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting Video The Video Menu includes the following options: Options Option Mode You can also change the Customized...

  • Page 80

    Option ClearEdge VM Velocity Modulation Advanced You can also change the Video DRC Mode using the MODE button on the remote control. To restore the factory default settings for Video settings: ❑ Description Sharpens picture definition to give every object a sharp, clean edge.

  • Page 81: Using The Audio Menu

    Using the Audio Menu To access the Audio Menu, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting Audio The Audio Menu includes the following options: Options Option Treble Bass Balance...

  • Page 82

    Option Description Audio Out This option can be set only when the Easy control of to Off. volume Variable The TV’s speakers are turned off, but the adjustments volume output from your audio system can still be controlled by the TV’s remote control. Fixed The TV’s speakers are turned off and the volume output of the TV is fixed.

  • Page 83: Using The Screen Menu (30/34 Models Only)

    Using the Screen Menu (30/34 models only) To access the Screen Menu, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting Screen The Screen Menu includes the following options: Mode Options Option Screen Mode...

  • Page 84: Using The Screen Menu (32/36 Models Only)

    Using the Screen Menu (32/36 models only) To access the Screen Menu, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting Screen The Screen Menu includes the following options: Mode Options Option Screen Mode...

  • Page 85: Using The Channel Menu

    Using the Channel Menu To access the Channel Menu, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting Channel The Channel Menu includes the following options: Options Option Favorite Channels Channel Fix Digital Channels...

  • Page 86

    Option Show/Hide Channels that you set to Channels Hidden can be accessed only with the buttons. Label Channels Description Allows you to show or hide channels that appear in the Program Guide (page 53) and when you use the buttons to channel surf. Channels that are set to not appear in the Program Guide or when you use the CH+/- buttons.

  • Page 87: Using The Parent Menu

    Using the Parent Menu The Parent Menu allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. To access the Parent Menu, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight Use the buttons on the remote control to enter a four-digit password.

  • Page 88: Us Models:selecting Custom Rating Options

    US Models: For US models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following Selecting Custom options. (For Canadian models, see page 88.) Rating Options Option Movie Rating The Content-Based Ratings are linked to the level of the Age-Based Rating. For example, a program with an Age-Based Rating of TV-PG V (Violence) rating may contain moderate...

  • Page 89: Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    Canadian Models: For Canadian models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the Selecting Custom following options. (For US models, see page 87 Rating Options Option English Rating French Rating U.S.A. Rating Viewing Blocked You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press the Programs ENTER password.

  • Page 90: Using The Setup Menu

    Using the Setup Menu To access the Setup Menu, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting The Setup Menu includes the following options: Setup Options Option Caption Vision Info Banner Press to select...

  • Page 91

    Option Label Video Inputs Skip label is useful for inputs that do not have equipment connected to them. Normally, Tilt Correction Tilt Correction Vertical Correction only need to be adjusted the first time you turn on the unit and Vertical Correction after the unit is moved to a new location.

  • Page 92: Programming Caption Vision

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

  • Page 93: Using The Applications Menu

    Using the Applications Menu To access the Applications Menu, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting The Applications Menu includes the following options: Applications Option Options Memory Stick You can also use the MEMORY STICK...

  • Page 94

    Option To go directly to programming Timer 1 or 2, press instead of pressing b. To return to the Timer Menu after programming one of the Timers, press when the highlight is in the channel number field. To return to the Timer Menu after setting the Current Time, press...

  • Page 96: Overview

    Other Information Overview This chapter includes the following topics: Topic Glossary Contacting Sony Troubleshooting Specifications Optional Accessories Index Page...

  • Page 97: Glossary

    Glossary analog signal A signaling method that uses continuous changes in the amplitude or frequency of an electronic transmission to convey information. aspect ratio Refers to the ratio between the width and height of the screen. 32/36 models have a 4:3 aspect ratio;...

  • Page 98: Contacting Sony

    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 at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only) or (416) 499-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).

  • Page 99: Channels

    Channels Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Cannot receive upper channels (UHF) when using an antenna ❏ TV is fixed to one channel ❏ ❏ Cannot receive any channels when using cable TV ❏ Cannot receive or select channels ❏ Some digital cable channels are not being displayed ❏...

  • Page 100: Memory Stick

    Memory Stick Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Image does not display/Cannot see all files ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ JPEG image displays undesirable motion or flicker in full screen ❏ Rotation not saved after Memory Stick is ejected or ❏ Memory Stick Viewer is closed ❏...

  • Page 101: Audio

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

  • Page 102: Video

    Cannot operate Menu ❏ Lost password If your TV does not turn on, and a red light keeps flashing, your TV may need service. Call your local Sony Service Center. Make sure the power cord is plugged in. POWER Press the button on the front of the TV.

  • Page 103

    Problem Possible Remedies ❏ TV makes “popping” sound when turned on ❏ TIMER/STAND BY LED on front panel is lit (XS955 models only) POWER LED on front panel is lit (XS945 models only) ❏ Digital cable box does not work ❏...

  • Page 104: Specifications

    Specifications Picture Tube Antenna Television System Channel Coverage Power Requirements Inputs/Outputs HDMI IN Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input CONTROL S (IN/OUT) Variable/Fixed Audio (OUT) Digital Audio Optical Output PCM/Dolby Digital CableCARD Slot Supplied Accessories Visible Screen Size (picture measured diagonally) Actual CRT Size (picture measured diagonally)

  • Page 105: Optional Accessories

    Power Consumption Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Optional Accessories Accessory Cables TV Stands KD-30XS955 In Use: 220 W In Standby: 3 W In CableCARD Standby: 20 W KD-32XS945 In Use: 240 W In Standby: 3 W In CableCARD Standby: 20 W KD-34XS955 In Use: 250 W...

  • Page 106: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons 48 4:3 Default settings 82 Advanced Video 79 Alternate Audio 54 Alternate Video 54 ANT button 52 antenna, connecting 17 aspect ratio 83 Audio Menu 77 Audio Out 81 AUDIO OUT jack 15 audio receiver, connecting 36 Auto Program (channel setup) Auto SAP, MTS setting 80 balance, adjusting 80...

  • Page 107

    rotating photos 70 slide show options 73 troubleshooting 99 viewing photos 68 zooming photos 70 Memory Stick button 12 Memory Stick Viewer 10 MENU button 12 Menus Audio 77 Channel 77 Parent 77 Setup 89 Video 77 MONITOR OUT 15 Mono, MTS setting 80 Movie mode 78 movies...

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