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2-671-222-21(1)
KD-34XBR970
Operating Instructions
© 2006 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-671-222-21(1) KD-34XBR970 Operating Instructions © 2006 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 4 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. ❑...
  • Page 5 HDMI Licensing LLC. Wega, FD Trinitron, Steady Sound, Digital Reality Creation, CineMotion, MagicGate, Super Fine Pitch, MID, Clear Edge, ClearEdge VM and HD Detailer are trademarks of Sony Corporation. As an ENERGY STAR Corporation has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR efficiency.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega Overview ...1 Presenting the FD Trinitron Wega ...1 Setting Up the TV Overview ...3 TV Controls and Connectors...3 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna...5 Connecting Optional Equipment ...7 Connecting a Device with Digital Audio IN Connector ...19 Setting Up the Channel List ...20 Using the Remote Control Overview ...21...
  • Page 7 Selecting Custom Rating Options ...44 Viewing Blocked Programs ...44 Using the Setup Settings ...45 Selecting Setup Options...45 Programming Caption Vision ...46 Using the Applications Settings...47 Selecting Applications Options...47 Glossary ...49 Contacting Sony...50 Troubleshooting...50 Remote Control...50 Channels ...50 Sound ...51 Picture...51 General ...52 Specifications ...53 Optional Accessories...53...
  • Page 8: Overview

    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.
  • Page 9 ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ™ ClearEdge VM Velocity Modulation: Sharpens picture definition by enhancing vertical lines. ® Steady Sound : Equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and commercials. Component Video Inputs: Offers the best video quality for DVD (480p, 480i), and digital set-top box (HD1080i, 720p) connections.
  • Page 10: Overview

    Blinks when the TV is turned on, then shuts off when the picture is displayed. If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the TV needs service (see “Contacting Sony” on page 50). 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.
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel Jack Description 1 S VIDEO IN 1/3 Connects to the S VIDEO OUT jack of your VCR or other video equipment that has S VIDEO. S VIDEO provides better picture quality than either composite video (2) or VHF/UHF (7) connections. 2 VIDEO IN 1/3 Connect to the composite A/V output jacks on your VCR or other video VIDEO/L(MONO)
  • Page 12: Basic Connections: Connecting A Cable Or Antenna

    Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna The way in which you will connect your TV varies, depending on how your home receives a signal (cable, cable box, antenna) and whether or not you plan to connect a VCR. Cable or Antenna For best results, use one of the following connections if you are connecting a cable or an antenna and you: Only...
  • Page 13: Connecting Two Rf Inputs

    Connecting Two RF If you want to watch RF signals for both antenna (over-the-air) and Inputs cable broadcast signals, you’ll need to use an optional A-B switch for RF inputs (not supplied), as shown below. Use the A-B selector to switch between the over-the-air signals and the cable signals.
  • Page 14: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Connecting Optional Equipment Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional equipment: 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.
  • Page 15: Vcr And Cable Or Antenna

    Watch cable channels Press 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 24-25. Activate the TV remote Press...
  • Page 16: Vcr And Cable Box

    VCR and Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: ❑ With this connection you can: ❑ ❑ ❑ To connect a VCR and cable box, you need: ❑ ❑ ❑ To connect the VCR and cable box Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 7.
  • Page 17 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 24-25. Activate the remote control to...
  • Page 18: Satellite Receiver

    Do This ... TV/VIDEO Press 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 24-25. SAT/CABLE FUNCTION.
  • Page 19: Satellite Receiver And Vcr

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver and VCR and VCR Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 7. DIGITAL DIGITAL AUDIO AUDIO PCM/ PCM/ DOLBY DIGIT AL DOLBY DIGIT A/V cable A/V cable Connect the CATV cable or Antenna to the single (input) jack of the splitter.
  • Page 20 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 24-25. receiver or VCR...
  • Page 21: Dvd Player With Component Video 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 24-25. Activate the TV remote...
  • Page 22: 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 24-25. Activate the TV remote...
  • Page 23: 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 7. S VIDEO If you have a mono camcorder, connect its audio output jack to the TV’s L MONO audio jack.
  • Page 24: 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: ✍ DIGITAL DIGITAL AUDIO AUDIO PCM/ PCM/ DOLBY DIGIT AL DOLBY DIGIT Note on Using This Connection To Do This ...
  • Page 25: 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: ✍ DIGITAL DIGITAL AUDIO AUDIO PCM/ PCM/ DOLBY DIGIT AL DOLBY DIGIT Note on Using This Connection To Do This ...
  • Page 26: Connecting A Device With Digital Audio In Connector

    Connecting a Device with Digital Audio IN Connector You can use the TV’s DIGITAL AUDIO output jack to connect an audio device that is Dolby Digital and PCM compatible, such as an audio amplifier. ❑ Audio Amplifier ✍ Using a RCA cable, connect the TV’s DIGITAL AUDIO output jack to the device’s audio DIGITAL AUDIO input jack.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Overview

    Using the Remote Control Overview This chapter describes how to set up, program, and use the TV’s remote control. Inserting Batteries ✍ Remove the battery cover from the remote control. Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E terminals on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment.
  • Page 29: Button Descriptions

    Press to mute the sound. Press again or press restore the sound. 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).
  • Page 30 Button Description FUNCTION The indicator lights up momentarily when pressed to Buttons show which equipment the remote control is operating: VCR/DVD: Press to have the remote control operate the VCR or DVD player. SAT/CABLE: Press to have the remote control operate the satellite receiver or cable box.
  • Page 31: 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.
  • Page 32 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 33: 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 34: 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 35: Using The Features

    Using the Features Overview This chapter describes how to use the features of your 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 21-25.
  • Page 36: Using The Program Guide

    Using the Program Guide The program guide lets you review program information and select both analog and digital channels. ✍ To display the program guide: GUIDE Press with the currently selected program showing in the background. Program title and description, time Make Way for Ducks! remaining, rating Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two...
  • Page 37: Using Screen Mode

    Using Screen Mode 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 Settings. ❑ For details, see page 39. Using Screen Mode with Standard Definition (480i/480p) Sources Example ‘...
  • Page 38 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 39: Using Favorites Menu

    Using Favorites Menu The Favorites Menu feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorite channels that you specify. You can create a list using the Favorites Menu option in the Menu, Channel Setting, or by using the Add to Favorites feature in the Favorite Channels guide.
  • Page 40: Using The Menu

    Using the Menu Overview MENU External Inputs Favorites External Inputs Settings Select from connected equipment Exit: MENU Favorites Settings Navigating Through Menu To Do This ... Display the Menu Move through the Menus Select an option to change Select (confirm) changed setting Exit the Menu The External Inputs External Inputs...
  • Page 41: Using The Menu

    Using the Menu External Inputs in MENU The External Inputs feature lets you select the external inputs connected External Inputs to your TV. You can also assign a label using Label Video Inputs in the Exit Setup settings. Video 1 DVD Video 2 Satellite Video 3 Cable Box Video 4 Receiver...
  • Page 42: Using The Picture Settings

    Using the Picture Settings To access the Picture Settings, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight and select Press to highlight. Press to select. Selecting Picture The Picture Settings include the following options: Options Option Picture Mode You can also change the Customized Picture Mode setting picture...
  • Page 43 Option ClearEdge VM Velocity Modulation Advanced You can also change the Settings DRC Mode using the MODE button on the remote control. Description Sharpens picture definition to give every object a sharp, clean edge. Select from High, Medium, Low, Off. Select Program to choose among the...
  • Page 44: Using The Sound Settings

    Using the Sound Settings To access the Sound Settings, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight and select Press to highlight. Press to select. Selecting Sound The Sound Settings include the following options: Options Option Reset Treble Bass Balance Steady Sound You can also change the Effect using the button...
  • Page 45 Option Alternate Audio For having access to (When Alternate Audio, you can also available) use the guide button on the remote control. Speaker Alternate Audio is only available for digital programs. Audio Out Easy control of volume adjustments Description When the broadcaster provides an alternate audio stream (for instance, the audio may contain a different language), this option allows you to select from the available audio streams.
  • Page 46: Using The Screen Settings

    Using the Screen Settings To access the Screen Settings, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight and select Press to highlight. Press to select. Selecting Screen The Screen Settings include the following options: Mode Options Option Screen Mode You can also change the Screen Mode using the SCREEN MODE button on the...
  • Page 47: Using The Channel Settings

    Using the Channel Settings To access the Channel Settings, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight and select Press to highlight. Press to select. Selecting Channel The Channel Settings include the following options: Options Option Favorite Channels Cable Digital Channels Auto Program Antenna Channel Highlight and...
  • Page 48 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 29) 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 49: Using The Parental Lock Settings

    Using the Parental Lock Settings The Parental Lock Settings allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. To access the Parental Lock Setting, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight and select Use the buttons on the remote control to enter a four-digit password.
  • Page 50: Us Models

    Option Unrated Block programs or movies that are broadcast without a rating Change Password Select Country US Models: For US models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following Selecting Custom options. (For Canadian models, see page 44.) Rating Options Option Movie Rating The Content-Based Ratings are linked to the level of the...
  • Page 51: 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 43 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 52: Using The Setup Settings

    Using the Setup Settings To access the Setup Settings, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight and select Press to highlight. Press to select. Selecting The Setup Settings include the following options: Setup Options Option Caption Vision (CC) Info Banner Label Video Inputs Skip label is useful for inputs that do not have...
  • Page 53: Programming Caption Vision

    Option 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. Language Menu Color Programming If you selected the Caption Vision can change the following settings: Basic...
  • Page 54: Using The Applications Settings

    Using the Applications Settings To access the Applications Settings, follow these steps: Display Menu Highlight and select Press to highlight. Press to select. Selecting The Applications Settings include the following options: Applications Option Options Clock/Timers You can also change the Sleep options using the SLEEP...
  • Page 56: Glossary

    Other Information 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 and picture image. This model has a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.
  • Page 57: 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), or visit http://www.sony.com/TVsupport.
  • Page 58: Sound

    To turn on the TV speakers, set the 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.
  • Page 59: General

    Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Double images or ghosts ❏ “Black box” on screen ❏ Bars appear at the top and bottom of the screen General Problem Possible Remedies ❏ How to reset TV to factory settings ❏ How to restore Picture settings to factory settings ❏...
  • Page 60: 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 Variable/Fixed Audio (OUT) Digital Audio Output PCM/Dolby Digital 1 Supplied Accessories Visible Screen Size (picture measured diagonally) Actual CRT Size (picture measured diagonally) Speaker Output...
  • Page 61: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons 23 4:3 Default settings 39 Advanced Settings 36 Alternate Audio 38 antenna, connecting 5 Applications Settings 47 Audio Out 38 AUDIO OUT jack 4 audio receiver, connecting 16 Auto Program (channel setup) Auto SAP, MTS setting 37 Auto Wide 39 balance, adjusting 37 bass, adjusting 37...
  • Page 62 Picture modes, selecting 35 Picture Settings 35 picture, adjusting 35 Play button 22 POWER button 3 power cord, removing from holder 3 powering on/off, the TV 3 presetting channels 40 Pro (Video) mode 35 Program Guide 29 progressive 1 – ratings, setting 42 ratings, viewing blocked programs 43...
  • Page 64 Sony Corporation http://www.sony.net Printed in U.S.A.

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