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User Guide 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...
• Never block the slots and openings by placing the set on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. • Never place the set in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided.
Contents Introduction Introducing the FD Trinitron WEGA Features... 1 About this Manual... 2 Batteries for the Remote Control ... 2 Front Panel Menu Controls ... 2 Using the Remote Control Remote Control Description... 3 Programming the Remote Control... 5 Using your TV Remote Control with Other Equipment... 7 Connecting Your TV TV Rear Panel ...
Using the Timer Menu ... 49 Using the Setup Menu... 50 Other Information Troubleshooting ... 51 Specifications ... 56 Index ... 57...
Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony FD Trinitron WEGA Introducing the FD Trinitron WEGA Features Some of the features you will enjoy include: ❏ FD Trinitron Flat CRT — Delivers a picture with uncompromising accuracy and outstanding image detail via a technologically advanced tube.
About this Manual This manual provides instructions to help you enjoy your new TV. It shows you how to connect to an antenna or cable, cable box, VCR, DVD, satellite receiver, stereo system, or camcorder. Once your TV is connected, follow the instructions and use the remote control to access the on-screen menus.
Press to change the VHF/UHF output of the VCR (or DVD/VCR combination unit). If you have a non-Sony VCR or DVD, you will need to program the remote control to recognize your VCR. For details, see “Programming the Remote Control” on page 5.
✍ If you lose your remote control, see page 52. Button Description POWER buttons Press to turn on and off the TV and other audio/ video equipment you have programmed into the remote control. For instructions, see “Programming the Remote Control” on page 5. FUNCTION buttons Press to select the equipment (VCR/DVD, SAT/ CABLE, TV) that you want to operate with 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.
Using your TV Remote Control with Other Equipment Operating a VCR Press Activate the remote control to operate the VCR (FUNCTION button) Power on/off the VCR (VCR/DVD green button) , ENTER Change channels (using tuner) Play video tape Stop Rewind or Fast - forward a video tape Pause Record (Simultaneously)
Operating a Cable Box or Satellite Receiver Press Activate the remote control to operate the cable box or satellite receiver (FUNCTION button) Power on/off the cable box or satellite receiver (SAT/CABLE green button) , ENTER Change channels (using tuner) Change back to previous channel Display channel number (satellite receiver) Display SAT Guide (satellite receiver) Display SAT menu (satellite receiver)
Connecting Your TV Read this section before setting up your TV for the first time. This section explains how to make the basic connections and how to connect optional equipment. TV Rear Panel Jack Description 1 VHF/UHF This input connects to your VHF/UHF antenna or cable. 2 S VIDEO This input connects to the S VIDEO OUT jack on your VCR or other video equipment that has S VIDEO.
Basic Connections TV with Cable, Indoor, or Outdoor Antenna Depending on the cable system available in your home, choose one of the connections below: Use option A to connect the TV to a cable system or an antenna with a 75-ohm cable (usually built into newer homes).
Using your TV with this connection ❏ Program your Sony remote control to operate your VCR (see page 5). ❏ To activate your remote, press this, first program your remote control, then use the Channel Fix feature to set your TV to channel 3 or 4 (see page 41).
Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the OUT jack on your cable box to the VHF/UHF jack on your TV. Using your TV with this connection ❏ Program your Sony remote control to operate your cable box (see page 5). ❏ To activate your remote, press use the buttons or CH+/- buttons to change the channels.
Connecting a TV, VCR, and Cable Box ✍ DIGITAL CABLE BOX USERS: If you are connecting a digital cable box, you will need a special bi- directional splitter (5-900 Mhz minimum) that is designed to work with your digital cable box. Use this connection if you subscribe to a cable system that scrambles some channels (pay channels), but not all of them.
Using your TV with this connection ❏ Program your Sony remote control to operate your VCR or cable box (see page 5). ❏ To activate your remote, press (FUNCTION button) to operate your cable box. In order to do this, first program your remote control, then use the Channel Fix feature to set your TV to channel 3 or 4 (see page 41).
AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV. Using your TV with this connection ❏ Program your Sony remote control to operate your satellite receiver (see page 5). ❏ To activate your remote, press receiver. See page 7 for instructions on how to operate other functions.
AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV. Using your TV with this connection ❏ Program your Sony remote control to operate your VCR or satellite receiver (see page 5). ❏ To activate your remote, press (FUNCTION button) to operate your satellite receiver.
Connect AUDIO OUT on your satellite receiver to AUDIO IN on your TV. Using your TV with this connection ❏ Program your Sony remote control to operate your VCR or satellite receiver (see page 5). ❏ Turn on your VCR to enable your satellite receiver to work with this connection.
DVD player are sometimes labeled Y, C connect the cables to like colors. Using your TV with this connection ❏ Program your Sony remote control to operate your DVD (see page 5). ❏ To activate your remote, press ❏...
Connecting an Audio System ✍ If you are connecting a Home Theater, please refer to your Home Theater manual for additional connections. Using audio/video cables (not supplied), connect AUDIO OUT on your TV to one of the unused line inputs (e.g. TV, AUX, TAPE2) on your stereo. Set the Speaker option to Off.
VCR to AUDIO/VIDEO IN on your TV. Using your TV with this connection ❏ Program your Sony remote control to operate your VCR (see page 5). ❏ To activate your remote, press for instructions on how to operate other functions.
Using Basic Functions Setting Up the TV After you have finished connecting your TV, you can use Auto Program to set up your channels. During Auto Program, the TV will automatically search for available channels and program receivable channels. ✍ When you start Auto Program wait until it is finished;...
Quick Start to the Menus The following settings are available in your on-screen menus. For more details on how to use the menus, see “Using the Menus” on page 37. Menu Video Mode:Vivid Picture Brightness Color Sharpness Col o r Temp:Cool ClearEdge VM:High...
Menu Timer T i m e r 1 : S e t T i m e r 2 : S e t C u r r e n t T i m e Move Select Setup C a p t i o n V i s i o n : O f f I n f o B a n n e r : O f f...
Using the Memory Stick Viewer About Memory Stick Memory Stick (sold separately) is a new, compact, portable, and versatile Integrated Circuit recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds that of a floppy disk. Memory Stick is specially designed for sharing digital data among Memory Stick compatible products such as digital cameras and digital video cameras.
The Memory Stick has been formatted on a personal computer. Sony recommends that you back up all data stored on Memory Stick media prior to use with the TV’s Memory Stick Viewer, to avoid any potential data loss. Sony cannot accept responsi- bility in the event that data recorded to Memory Stick media is lost or damaged.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick ✍ 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.
Removing a Memory Stick To remove a Memory Stick Check that the Memory Stick indicator light 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 indicator light on the TV’s front panel is lit) may damage the Memory Stick or its contents.
Using the Memory Stick Index Turn on the TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the photo files you want to view. For details, see page 27. ✍ If the Memory Stick Index does not appear, press the MEMORY STICK button on the remote control. The Memory Stick Index appears and displays thumbnail images of the files stored on the Memory Stick.
Using the Memory Stick Index The following describes how to use the Memory Stick Index. To Do This ... Do This ... Move the highlight to a Use the arrow buttons ( photo thumbnail Display the highlighted Press photo file full screen “Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options”...
Viewing Photos When you select a photo from the Memory Stick Index (described on page 29), it appears as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected photo Selected photo Previous/next buttons Photo menu bar ✍ JPEGs captured using a digital video camera may appear to display motion in full screen. This is a result of the way digital video cameras record still images, and is not a result of a TV malfunction.
Photo Menu Bar Options The Photo menu bar lets you access additional photo viewing options. To access the Photo menu bar Use the buttons to select Slide Show, View, or File. Use the arrow buttons ( Option Description Index Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the thumbnail of the currently displayed photo.
Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options Slide Show Menu Options The Slide Show menu includes the following options: Option Description Start Starts the slide show. ✍ The Slide Show menu is the same whether you select it from the Memory Stick Index (page 29), or Photo (page 32) menus.
Selects all folders within the directories defined by the DCF rules used by Sony digital cameras (see page 35). JPEG files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.
Notes on Using Memory Stick Media About DCF File Names Most Sony brand digital still and video cameras automatically record still photo and movie files using DCF-compliant directory and file names. If you selected the Digital Camera Folders option, as described on page 34, you might want to have your digital camera’s instruction manual handy in order to check how files and...
Using the Menus This section shows the options available for setting up and adjusting the TV. Using the Remote Control to Navigate the On-Screen Menus To navigate on the on-screen menus, use the arrow buttons ( Pressing these arrows will cause the cursor to move in the corresponding direction. Press the center button ( ) to select an option.
Using the Video To access the Video menu, use the following steps: To Display To Select Press to highlight an option, then press Use the Mode press to select it. Customized picture viewing Vivid: Standard: Movie: Pro: ✍ Press on the remote control for direct access to the picture modes (Vivid, Standard, Movie, Pro). Picture Press to decrease the contrast.
Using the Audio Menu To access the Audio menu, use the following steps: To Display To Highlight Press to highlight an option, then press Treble Press to decrease the higher pitched sounds. Press higher pitched sounds. Press to decrease the lower pitched sounds. Press Bass lower pitched sounds.
Use the press to select it. Multi-Channel TV Sound Stereo: Auto SAP: Mono: ✍ Press to directly select MTS settings (Stereo, Auto SAP, Mono). ✍ If your TV is set to Auto SAP, some programs may be muted or distorted. If your TV does not output sound, change your Audio MTS setting to Stereo or Mono.
Using the Channel Setup To access the Channel Setup menu, use the following steps: To Display To Highlight Press to highlight an option, then press Favorite Use the to set a favorite channel, then press Channels Quick access Use the to favorite favorite channels.
Perform Auto Program whenever setting up your TV. Auto Program Auto Program will search for available channels and program receivable channels. Channel Use this feature after you run Auto Program to skip unwanted channels or add new ones. Skip/Add Use the then press Use the Press...
Using the Parental Control To access the Parental Control menu, use the following steps: To Display To Highlight The Parental Control feature helps parents monitor what their children watch on television. To use the Parental Control Menu When you select the Parental Control menu, you are prompted to set a 4-digit password. You cannot access the Parental Control menu settings without this password.
Parental Control Setting the Rating You can change the Rating by selecting one of the Parental Lock options. P a r e n t a l C o n t r o l L o c k C h a n g e P a s s w o r d C o u n t r y : U .
Information for Parents To view a program that exceeds the TV rating ❏ Press , then use the ✍ Entering your password to view a blocked program will temporarily turn Lock to Off. To reactivate your Lock settings, turn the TV off then back on; the TV will return to the settings that you have selected.
United States: Selecting Custom Rating Options For the United States, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options: Movie Rating, TV Rating, and Unrated. (For Canada, see page 48.) Movie Rating This system defines the rating levels of movies shown in theaters and on prime cable channels.
Unrated You have the option of blocking TV programs or movies that are not rated. Allow Allows all unrated programs Blocks all unrated programs Block ✍ If you choose to block unrated TV programs, please be aware that the following programs may be blocked: emergency broadcasts, political programs, pro, news, public service announcements, religious programs, and weather.
Canada: Selecting Custom Rating Options For Canada, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options: English Rating, French Rating, and U.S.A. Rating. English Rating 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...
Using the Timer Menu To access the Timer menu, use the following steps: To Display To Highlight Current Time Set your TV to the current day and time. Press Time menu: Use the Press to exit the menu. ✍ You must set the Current Time before you can use Timer 1 or Timer 2. Timer 1 and Use the timers to program your TV to turn on and off by day, time, Timer 2...
Using the Setup To access the Setup menu, use the following steps: To Display To Highlight Press to highlight an option, then press Caption Allows you to select from three closed-caption modes for programs that are broadcast with closed captioning. Vision Closed- Use the...
Other Information Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your TV, try the suggestions below. If the problem persists, see “Contacting Sony” at the end of this section. General Problem Possible Remedies ❏ I want to reset the TV Turn on the TV. While holding down the RESET button on the to the factory remote control, press the POWER button on the TV front panel.
(page 2). Contact your nearest Sony Dealer to order a replacement. To find out the nearest dealer please call our Sony Direct Accessory and Part Center at 1-800-488-7669 (U.S. residents only).
Video Problem Possible Remedies ❏ No picture, no Make sure the power cord is plugged in. ❏ sound If a red light flashes on the front of your TV for more than a few minutes, disconnect and reconnect the power cord. If the problem continues, call your local service center.
Memory Stick Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Make sure the image file is a JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) file. Image does not ❏ display/Cannot see Make sure the Memory Stick is inserted properly (see page 27). ❏ all files Check the Select Contents setting (see page 34) and ensure that files are either in DCF directories if Digital Camera Folders is selected (see page 34), or in the currently selected folder if Select a Folder is selected (see page 34).
Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Not all MP3 files on The Memory Stick Viewer can support a maximum of 500 MP3 Memory Stick are files. ❏ included when the Make sure that the file is named with the file extension (.mp3). Music /Complete List option is selected (page 33)
TV serial number ready. The number is located on the rear of your TV and on the front cover of this manual. Our Customer Information Services Center phone number is 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only) or 1-877-899- SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).
Specifications For all models (except as noted) Television system American TV standard/NTSC Channel coverage VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-125 Antenna 75-ohm external antenna terminal for VHF/UHF Picture tube FD Trinitron Power requirements 120V, 60 Hz Supplied accessories Size AA (R6) batteries (2) Remote Control RM-Y196 (1) Inputs/outputs Inputs...
Index 16:9 Enhanced Audio Out Auto Program Auto SAP Balance Bass Batteries Inserting in remote Brightness Cable Caption Vision Channel Fix Channel Label Channel Skip/Add ClearEdge VM Color Color Temperature Connections Cable and antenna Connecting a Camcorder Connecting an Audio System DVD Player using Component Video (Y, PB, PR/R, L) DVD Player using Composite Video...
Vivid Auto SAP Mono Stereo Parental Control Programming the Remote Control Remote Control Programming Setting the Rating English Rating French Rating Movie Rating TV Rating U.S.A. Rating Unrated Sharpness SLEEP Speaker Specifications Steady Sound Tilt Correction Timer 1 and Timer 2 Treble Troubleshooting TV Features...