WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the TV to rain or moisture. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
® SRS (SOUND RETRIEVAL) The ( ) SRS (SOUND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM) is manufactured by Sony Corporation under license from SRS Labs, Inc. It is covered by U.S. Patent No. 4,748,669. Other U.S. and foreing patents pending. The word ‘SRS’ and the SRS symbol ( ) are registered trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
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.
Overloading Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since this can result in fire or electric shock. Always turn the set off when it is not to be used. When the set is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet as a precaution against the possibility of an internal malfunction that...
Accessories Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, table, or shelf. The set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the set. Use only a cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer for the specific model of TV any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s...
Grounding or Polarization This set may be equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug.
Service Damage Requiring Service Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: • When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. • If liquid has been spilled into the set or objects have fallen into the product.
Contents Introduction ® Trinitron Color TV Features ... 1 Batteries for the Remote Control... 2 About this Manual ... 2 Connecting Your TV Basic Connections... 3 Connecting Additional Equipment ... 4 Using the Remote Control and Basic Functions Using the Remote Control... 11 Setting Up the TV Automatically...
Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony Trinitron Color TV. Before you begin using this manual, please check the model number located on the rear of your TV or on the front cover of this manual. Trinitron Color TV Features ®...
Operating Instructions Batteries for the Remote Control Insert two AA (R6) batteries (supplied) into the remote control using the following illustration as a guide. Under normal conditions, batteries will last up to six months. If the remote control does not operate properly, the batteries might be worn out. If you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
Connecting Your TV Read this section before setting up your TV for the first time. This section covers basic connections in addition to any optional equipment you may be connecting. Basic Connections TV with indoor or outdoor antenna, or CATV cable Depending on the cable available in your home, choose one of the connections below: If you are connecting to an indoor or outdoor antenna, you may need to...
Operating Instructions Connecting Additional Equipment TV and VCR Coxial Cable From cable/ antenna Connect the coaxial cable from your TV antenna or cable service to the IN jack on your VCR. Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your VCR to the VHF/UHF jack on the TV.
TV and Cable Box Coaxial Cable From cable Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service to the IN jack on your cable box. Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your cable box to the VHF/UHF jack on the TV. To view channels from your cable box, tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 (as set on the rear panel of your cable box) and use the cable box’s remote control to change channels.
Operating Instructions TV, VCR, and Cable box Coaxial Cable From cable Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service to the IN jack on your cable box. Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your cable box to the IN jack on your VCR. Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your VCR to the VHF/UHF jack on the TV.
TV and Satellite Receiver Satellite receiver SATELLITE IN AUDIO R AUDIO L VIDEO Satellite antenna LINE OUT cable Connect the cable from your satellite antenna to SATELLITE IN on your satellite receiver. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service or antenna to the VHF/UHF jack on your TV.
Operating Instructions TV, Satellite Receiver, and VCR Satellite antenna cable SATELLITE IN VHF/UHF AUDIO R A UDIO L VIDEO LINE OUT Satellite receiver Connect the cable from your satellite antenna to SATELLITE IN on the satellite receiver. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable service or antenna to the IN jack on your VCR.
Connecting a Camcorder Using A/V cables, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your camcorder to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your TV. A/V output Connecting a DVD Player Using audio A/V cables, connect AUDIO OUT on your DVD player to AUDIO IN on your TV. Using a S VIDEO cable, connect S VIDEO OUT on your DVD player to S VIDEO IN on your TV.
Operating Instructions Connecting an Audio System Using A/V cables, connect AUDIO OUT on your TV to one of the unused line inputs (e.g. TV, AUX, TAPE 2) on your stereo. Rear of TV To change the level of audio output on your TV can be changed between Fixed and Variable modes, (see page 20).
Press when you want to control connected equipment with your remote control. Instantly turns off the sound. Press again or press sound. Powers off all Sony equipment at once, (may not work with older equipment). Cycles through available video inputs. Press when you are finished using a VCR and you want to switch to the TV input.
Operating Instructions MTS/SAP DISPLAY JUMP GUIDE MENU RESET CODE SET If you lost your remote control, see page 35. Cycles through the Multi-channel TV Sound (MTS) options: Stereo, Mono, and Auto-SAP (Second Audio Programming). Press to display the current time, (if set) and channel number.
Setting Up the TV Automatically After you have finished connecting your TV, you can perform Auto Program to set up your channels. Press to turn on the TV. The Initial Setup screen appears. Press on the remote control or in the TV front panel to perform Auto Program.
Operating Instructions Quick Start to the Menus The following settings are available in your on-screen menus: Menu Video Mode: Vivid Picture Controls VM: High Move Select Audio Treble Bass Balance Steady Sound: OFF Effect: OFF Options Move Select Change your audio settings. Channel Setup Favorite Channel Channel Fix: OFF...
Menu Timer Timer 1: Set Timer 2: Set Current Time Daylight Saving: NO Move Select Setup Caption Vision: CC1 Video Label Language: English Demo Options Move Select Program your channels, lable video inputs, select menu languages, or run a demo of the menus. Using the Remote Control and Basic Functions Allows you to Set the clock on your TV and program...
Using the Menus This section shows the options available for setting up and adjusting your TV. To access a menu Press Use the G or g buttons to move through the menus. Use the F or buttons to highlight an option. Press g or to select or access an option.
Operating Instructions Using the Video To access the Video menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Video Move Mode Vivid: Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness. Customized Movie: Select for a finely detailed picture. picture viewing Sports: Select for a bright picture. Standard: Select for a standard picture.
Using the Audio To access the Audio menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Audio Move Treble Press to increase the higher pitched sound. Bass Press to increase the lower pitched sound. Balance Press emphasize the right speaker. Steady Sound Press F or Stabilizes volume...
Operating Instructions Options Menu To access the Options menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Options Move Press Multi-Channel Stereo: Select when viewing a broadcast in stereo. Sound Mono: Select to reduce noise in areas of poor reception. Auto-SAP: Select to have the TV automatically to a Second Audio Program (SAP) when a signal is received.
Using the Channel Setup To access the Channel Setup menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Channel Setup Move Favorite With the Favorite Channel menu open: Channel 1 Press g or Quick access 2 Use the F or to favorite (selecting Auto will display in gray the last five channels...
Operating Instructions Parental Control The Parental Control feature is designed to help parents monitor what their children watch on television. This section shows you the different rating systems available and how to set your TV’s rating limit. Overview of the Ratings Once you have become familiar with these rating systems, you should be ready to set your TV’s rating limit.
Movie Ratings (U.S. models only) This system defines the rating levels of movies shown in theaters and on prime cable channels. Rating Defined as General audience Parental Guidance suggested PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned Restricted NC-17 No one 17 and under admitted No one 17 and under admitted...
Operating Instructions English Ratings (Canadian models only) These ratings are for Canadian programs that are broadcast in English. Rating Defined as Children Children 8 years and older General programming Parental Guidance Viewers 14 and older Adult programming French Ratings (Canadian models only) These ratings are for Canadian programs that are broadcast in French.
Using the Parental Control To access the Parental Control menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Parental Control Use [0-9] buttons to enter new four-digit Password Move In the Parental Control password for any further access into Parental Control. , then use the Press Keep this manual in a safe place.
Operating Instructions Setting the rating You can change the Rating by selecting one of the Lock options. Parental Control Move Move the cursor to Lock and press If you are not familiar with the Parental Guidelines rating system, use one of the following preselected categories to simplify the rating selections: OFF, Child, Youth, Young Adult, or Custom.
Using the Custom menu Before setting Custom ratings, see page 22-24, “Overview of the Ratings,” for a description of the available rating systems. Follow the instructions on the screen to make your custom settings. See page 23 for U.S. models and page 24 for Canadian models for more information.
Operating Instructions Using the Timer To access the Timer menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Timer Move Timer 1 and With the menu open, highlight Timer 1 or Timer 2: Timer 2 1 Press g or Scheduled 2 Press F or viewing displayed, then press g or...
Using the Setup To access the Setup menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Setup Move Caption Press F or Vision CC1, 2, 3, 4: Displays printed dialogue and sound effects of a Closed- program. Captioning TEXT1, 2, 3, 4: Displays network/station information. XDS (Extended Data Services): Displays information about the network and current program, if available.
Operating Instructions Options Menu To access the Options menu, see “To access a menu” on page 17. Options Move Cable ON: Select if you are receiving cable channels with a CATV cable. OFF: Select if you are using a TV antenna. After changing your cable settings, you will need to perform Auto Program.
Other Information Programming the Remote Control You can use the supplied remote control to operate Sony and non-Sony video equipment. Press VTR/DVD Press Use the buttons to key in the code number from the following chart. Press VCR codes Sony...
209, 210, 211 Tocom 216, 217 Zenith 212, 213 Laser Disc Player codes Sony Panasonic 704, 710 Pioneer If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one by one until you come to the correct code for your equipment.
In some rare cases, you may not be able to operate your equipment with the supplied remote control. In this case, use the equipment’s supplied remote control. Operating a VCR Press Power on the VCR VTR/DVD Select channels directly Change channels Play video tape Stop m or M...
Operating Instructions Troubleshooting If you are having a problem with your TV, try the suggestions below. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. No picture, no Make sure the power cord is plugged in. sound If a red light is flashing on the front of your TV for more than a few minutes, disconnect and reconnect the power cord to restore the TV.
If, after reading these Operating Instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Direct Response Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (U.S. residents only) or (416) 499-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).
Operating Instructions Specifications For all models (except as noted) Television system Channel coverage Antenna Picture tube Power requirements Supplied Accessories Optional Accessories Inputs/outputs KV-20FV12 Screen size Speaker output Dimensions (W/H/D) Mass Power Consumption KV-24FV12 Screen size Speaker output Dimensions (W/H/D) Mass Power Consumption Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Index Audio menu Audio out 13, 30 Auto Program Auto-SAP Balance Bass Battery Installation Brightness Cable Cable box code number Caption Vision Channel Fix Channel Label Channel Setup Channel Skip/Add Color Code numbers Cable box Laser Disc Player Satellite Receiver 31, 32 Connections Cable and antenna...
User Guide Operating Instructions Remote Control Setting up the TV Automatically Setup menu Sharpness Speaker Specifications Steady Sound Timer menu Timer 1 and Timer 2 Treble Troubleshooting TV Features Tilt Correction 31, 32 VCR code number Video menu Video Label...
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