WARNING • Dangerously high voltages are present inside the TV. • Operate the TV only between 110 – 240 V AC. Do not open the cabinet or the rear cover of the TV. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the TV to rain or moisture.
Table of Contents WARNING Using Your New TV Getting Started ... 4 Step 1: Connect the antenna ... 4 Step 2: Insert the batteries into the remote ... 5 Step 3: Preset the channels automatically ... 5 Connecting optional components ... 6 Securing the TV ...
Using Your New TV Getting Started Step 1 Connect the antenna If you wish to connect a VCR, see the “Connecting a VCR” diagram below. Antenna cable (not supplied) Antenna cable (not supplied) CAUTION Do not connect the power cord until all other connections are complete; otherwise, a minimal current leakage through the antenna and/or other terminals to the ground could occur.
Notes • If you connect a monaural VCR, connect the yellow plug to jack) and the black plug to -L (MONO) (the white jack). • If you connect a VCR to the ˘ (antenna) terminal, preset the signal output from the VCR to the program number 0 on the TV. •...
Connecting optional components You can connect optional audio/video components, such as a VCR, multi disc player, camcorder, video game or stereo system. To watch the picture of the connected equipment, see page 9. Connecting a camcorder/video game equipment using the … (video input) jacks Front of TV (S video input)
Securing the TV To prevent the TV from falling, secure the TV using one of the following methods: With the supplied screws, attach the stabilizer band to the TV stand and to the rear of the TV using the provided hole. Pass a cord or chain through the clamps and secure them to the rear of the TV and a wall or pillar.
Watching the TV This section explains functions used while watching TV. Most operations can be done using the remote. u (stanby) indicator Press U to turn on the TV. When the TV is in standby mode (the u indicator on the TV is lit red), press u on the remote.
Additional tasks Turn off temporarily Turn off completely Mute the sound Watch the video input (VCR, camcorder, etc.) Jump back to the previous channel Display the on-screen information* * The picture, sound, and either the program number or video mode are displayed.
Watching the TV (continued) Setting the Wake Up timer Press until the desired period of time appears. Select the TV program or video mode you want to wake up to. Press u or set the Sleep timer if you want the TV to turn off automatically.
Advanced Operations Selecting the picture and sound modes You can select picture and sound modes and adjust the setting to your preference in PERSONAL option. Selecting the picture mode Press PIC MODE repeatedly until you get the desired picture mode. Select DYNAMIC STANDARD...
Viewing your favorite channels — FAVORITE CHANNEL You can display and select six of your favorite channels directly from your TV screen. Press FAVORITE. Press one of the number buttons to select the desired channel. • To program your favorite channels, see “Pr ogramming your favorite channels”...
Listening with surround sound The surround feature enables you to enjoy the sound effects of a concert hall or movie theater. Press SURROUND repeatedly until you receive the desired surround sound. Select H I G H listen to the sound that spr eads out over a lar ge ar ea, giving the feeling of being at a concert hall.
TV SYS COL SYS * The BBE 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 the BBE symbol are the trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.
Changing the A/V CONTROL setting The A/V CONTROL menu allows you to change the picture and sound settings. Press MENU. Make sure the A/V CONTROL icon ( selected, then press ENTER. Press + or – to select either PICTURE MODE, SOUND MODE, or SURROUND, then press ENTER.
Adjusting the ADJUST options under PICTURE MODE Press + or – to select the desired item (e.g., COLOR), then press ENTER. Adjust the value according to the following table, then press ENTER. Press – to PICTURE decrease pictur e contrast COLOR decrease color intensity BRIGHT...
Changing the SET UP setting The SET UP menu allows you to change the menu language, lock channels, adjust the picture position, program your favorite channels and adjust volume automatically. Programming your favorite channels The FAVORITE CH feature enables you to program up to six channels for direct selection.
Using the CHILD LOCK feature You can prevent your children from watching certain programs by using the CHILD LOCK feature. Press MENU. Press + or – to select the SET UP icon ( ), then press ENTER. Press + or – to select CHILD LOCK, then press ENTER.
Changing the SET UP setting (continued) Changing other SET UP menu options Press MENU. Press + or – to select the SET UP icon ( ), then press ENTER. Press + or – to select the desired option (e.g., INTELLIGENT VOL), then press ENTER.
Changing the Channel Preset (CH PRESET) setting The CH PRESET menu allows you to adjust the setup of your TV. For example, you can receive a channel with a weak signal that fails to be tuned in by automatic presetting. Presetting channels manually Press MENU.
Changing the Channel Preset (CH PRESET) setting (continued) Select the desired channel. (1) Press + or – to select either VHF LOW, VHF HIGH or UHF, then press ENTER. (2) Press + or – until the desired channel’s broadcast appears on the TV screen, then press ENTER.
If you are not satisfied with the picture and sound quality, you may be able to improve them by using the FINE tuning feature. (1) Press + or – to select FINE, then press ENTER. (2) Press + or – to select MANUAL, then press ENTER.
Changing the Channel Preset (CH PRESET) setting (continued) Changing other CH PRESET menu options Press MENU. Press + or – to select the CH PRESET icon ( press ENTER. Press + or – to select the desired option (e.g., SKIP), then press ENTER.
Additional Information Troubleshooting If you have any problem while viewing your TV, please check the following troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, contact your Sony dealer. Symptom Snowy picture • Check the antenna cable and connection on the TV, VCR and at the wall.
Dotted lines or stripes • Do not use a hair dryer or other equipment near the TV. • Adjust the antenna direction for minimum interference. Contact a Sony dealer for advice. Double images or • Use a highly directional antenna.
TV screen. (page 20) • Use the FINE tuning feature. (page 23) Lines moving across the TV screen. • Contact your nearest Sony service indicator on your center. (page 28) TV flashes red once or more in intervals of 3 seconds.
Count the number of times the u indicator flashes. Press U (main power) to turn off your TV. Inform your nearest Sony service center about the number of times the u indicator flashed. Be sure to note the model name and serial number located on the rear of your TV.
Identifying parts and controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details. Front panel ONE-PUSH AUTOMATIC PROGRAMING (headphones) jack 2 MENU button (15) 3 AUTO PROGR (program) button (5) … (TV/video) button (9) ¸ +/– (volume) buttons (8) 6 PROGR +/–...
Screen size (cm) – Measured diagonally Dimensions (w/h/d, mm) Mass (kg) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sony Corporation Tokyo, Japan KV-XF25M80 110-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Indicated on the rear of the TV B/G, I, D/K, M PAL, PAL 60, SECAM, NTSC4.43, NTSC3.58...