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Operating Instructions
©1999 by Sony Corporation
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  • Page 1 3-866-853-22 (1) Operating Instructions KV-32XBR250 KV-36XBR250 ©1999 by Sony Corporation ©1999 by Sony Corpor...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    VCR Connections ... 5 Satellite Connections ... 7 DVD Player Connections ... 8 Additional Connections ... 9 Using Special Sony Features ... 11 Basic Set Up Inserting Batteries ... 13 Using the Remote Control Move & Select Buttons ... 13 Front Panel Menu Control ...
  • Page 3: Remote Control

    Remote Control In the instructions that follow, we will refer to the buttons on your remote control. Keep this flap unfolded and use this page for reference. SYSTEM OFF (page 16) SLEEP (page 15) DISPLAY (page 16) VCR/DVD/MDP MUTING POWER VTR/DVD SAT/CABLE Operation Buttons...
  • Page 4 ENERGY STAR ® is a U.S. registered mark. Owners Record The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the TV. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model Number Serial Number...
  • Page 5: 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,...
  • Page 6 Important Safeguards (continued) • Never place the set in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided. • Do not place the set near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Page 7: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the Sony Trinitron Color TV. This manual is for models KV-32XBR250 and KV-36XBR250. The features you will enjoy include: • A flat CRT, for optimal picture quality • Component video (Y, P ) input for the highest quality DVD Player connection •...
  • Page 8: Connecting And Installing The Tv

    Connecting and Installing the TV Making Connections Refer to the table below, it will direct you to the diagram suitable to the equipment you will be connecting. If you will be connecting Cable or antenna only Cable and antenna Cable box Cable box and cable to view scrambled channels VCR and cable or antenna VCR and cable box...
  • Page 9: Note About The Ac Power Cord

    Note about the AC Power Cord The AC power cord is attached to the rear of the TV with hooks. Use caution when removing the AC plug from its holder. Gently slide the cord in the upward direction, without removing the cord from the two lower hooks. You can detach the cord from...
  • Page 10: Cable Box Connections

    (through your cable box), and normal (CATV) channels by pressing ANT on your remote control. Notes • Your Sony remote control can be programmed to operate your cable box, (see page 34). • When using PIP, you cannot view the AUX input in the window picture.
  • Page 11: Vcr Connections

    VCR Connections Connecting an antenna/cable TV system with a VCR Attach the coaxial connector from your cable or antenna to IN on your VCR. Using A/V connectors, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your VCR to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your TV. Using a coaxial connector, connect OUT on your VCR to VHF/UHF on your TV.
  • Page 12: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    Connecting and Installing the TV (continued) Connecting two VCRs for tape editing MONITOR OUT gives you the ability to use a second VCR to record a program being played by the primary VCR or to perform tape editing and dubbing. Connect the VCR intended for playback using the connection instructions on page 5 of this manual.
  • Page 13: Satellite Connections

    Satellite Connections Connecting a satellite receiver Connect the cable from your satellite antenna to SATELLITE IN on your receiver. Attach the coaxial connector from your cable or antenna to VHF/UHF on your TV. Using A/V connectors, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your receiver to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your TV.
  • Page 14: Dvd Player Connections

    Connecting and Installing the TV (continued) DVD Player Connections Connecting a DVD Player Using audio connectors, connect AUDIO OUT on your DVD player to AUDIO IN on your TV. Using an S VIDEO cable, connect S VIDEO on your DVD player to S VIDEO on your TV. Connecting a DVD Player with component video output connectors This connection option offers the highest...
  • Page 15: Additional Connections

    Additional Connections Connecting an audio system For an enhanced sound, connect your audio system to your TV. Using AUDIO connectors, connect AUDIO OUT on your TV to one of the unused Line inputs (e.g. Tape-2, AUX1, etc.) on your stereo. Set your stereo to the chosen Line input and use the AUDIO menu to set your...
  • Page 16 Connecting and Installing the TV (continued) Connecting a camcorder This connection is convenient for viewing a picture directly from your camcorder. Using A/V connectors, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your camcorder to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your TV. Tip z If you are connecting a monaural camcorder, connect only the single white audio output to the left input on...
  • Page 17: Using Special Sony Features

    DVDs. This feature compresses the height of each line for a higher resolution of the picture. To enjoy this feature, set your Sony DVD player to 16:9 mode. The widescreen source will be automatically detected and displayed with maximum picture quality.
  • Page 18 Connecting and Installing the TV (continued) Connecting S-Link to a VCR S-Link automatically powers on the TV and switches to the correct video input when a tape is inserted in the VCR. Using A/V connectors, connect AUDIO and VIDEO OUT on your VCR to AUDIO and VIDEO IN on your TV.
  • Page 19: Basic Set Up

    Basic Set Up Inserting Batteries Insert two size AA (R6) batteries (supplied) by matching the + and – on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment. Notes • Remove the batteries to avoid damage from possible battery leakage whenever you anticipate that the remote control will not be used for an extended period.
  • Page 20: Using Your New Tv

    Using Your New TV Setting Up the TV Automatically After you have finished connecting your TV, you will want to run AUTO PROGRAM to set up your channels. The AUTO PROGRAM feature does not apply for installations that use a cable box for all channel selection.
  • Page 21: Watching The Tv

    Watching the TV The following chart explains more advanced buttons on your remote control. Using the White Labeled Buttons for TV Operations Press when you want to turn connected equipment on and off. POWER VTR/DVD SAT/CABLE Press when you want to control connected equipment with your remote control, (see FUNCTION VTR/DVD SAT/CABLE pages 32-34 for instructions on programming your remote control).
  • Page 22 Cycles through the Multi-channel TV Sound (MTS) options: STEREO, SAP (Second Audio Program), MONO (see page 23). Powers off all Sony equipment at once. SYSTEM This feature may not work with older Sony equipment. TV/SAT Cycles through the AUTO VOLUME settings.
  • Page 23: Using Picture-in-picture - Pip

    Using Picture-in-Picture – PIP Picture-in-Picture (PIP) allows you to watch two channels simultaneously, one in the large main window and another in a small window picture. Indicates which channel is Channel number currently receiving sound of the main picture Main Channel number picture of the window...
  • Page 24: Using The Wireless Headphones

    Using the Wireless Headphones Setting Up the Headphones Install the supplied size AA (R6) battery into the headphones. Open the battery compartment lid by pressing and sliding the lid as illustrated. Lift the cover and insert the battery into the compartment with the positive side up and then close the lid.
  • Page 25: Listening To Sound From A Main/pip Picture

    Listening to Sound from a Main/PIP Picture If you want to listen to the sound from the main or window picture through your headphones, select the audio source. PICTURE MODE SWAP TV/SAT GUIDE MENU Press to display a window picture. Press The 2 display and channel number appears for about three seconds.
  • Page 26: Using Your Menus

    Using Your Menus Learning Menu Selection Use the MENU button to access a menu and move the joystick (V or v) to alter settings. Use the following example, in which we activate the CABLE, to learn how to modify settings. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 27: Quick Start To The Menus

    Quick Start to the Menus The following is a guide to your menus. To select a menu: Display Highlight Select MENU VIDEO The VIDEO menu will allow you to make adjustments to your picture settings. It MODE : VIVID PICTURE will also allow you to customize the picture MODE based on the type of program BRIGHTNESS COLOR...
  • Page 28: Using The Video Menu

    Using Your Menus (continued) Using the VIDEO Menu VIDEO MODE : VIVID PICTURE BRIGHTNESS Adjustment COLOR bars SHARPNESS TRINITONE: HIGH COLOR CORRECT: OFF MENU Select Move Exit MENU To select the VIDEO menu: Display Highlight Select MENU VIVID: Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness. MODE SPORTS: Select for a bright picture.
  • Page 29: Using The Audio Menu

    Using the AUDIO Menu AUDIO TREBLE Adjustment BASS BALANCE AUTO VOLUME : OFF EFFECT : OFF MTS : STEREO SPEAKER : ON AUDIO OUT : VARIABLE MENU Move Select Exit MENU To select the AUDIO menu: Display Highlight Select MENU Tips z •...
  • Page 30: Using The Timer Menu

    Using Your Menus (continued) Using the TIMER Menu TIMER DAYLIGHT SAVING: NO CURRENT TIME SET ON/OFF TIMER MENU – – – – –:– – AM Move Select Exit MENU To select the TIMER menu: Display Highlight Select MENU Tip z Set DAYLIGHT SAVING before setting the clock.
  • Page 31: Using The Set Up Menu

    Using the SET UP Menu SET UP CHANNEL SET UP PARENTAL CONTROL VIDEO LABEL CAPTION VISION: CC1 LANGUAGE: ENGLISH TILT CORRECTION: 0 DEMO MENU Select Move Exit MENU To select the SET UP menu: Display Highlight Select MENU The CHANNEL SET UP menu is a submenu which provides further options for CHANNEL setting up your TV.
  • Page 32: Using The Channel Set Up Menu

  • Page 33 CHANNEL With the CHANNEL SKIP/ADD window open: SKIP/ADD Select the desired channel. Press to SKIP or ADD (only one option will be available). With the CHANNEL CAPTION menu open: CHANNEL Press and then V or v to access the desired channel, and press CAPTION Press V or v to display a letter or number of the caption and press Label up to 12...
  • Page 34 Using Your Menus (continued) The Parental Guideline Rating System This table provides a brief overview of the rating systems available for the PARENTAL CONTROL feature. For detailed information on how to change your TV rating, see pages 30-31. Notes • The content ratings will increase depending on the level of the age-based rating.
  • Page 35 ENGLISH RATINGS (Canadian models only) C: All children. For Canadian programs C8+: Children 8 years and older. that are broadcast in G: General programming. English PG: Parental Guidance. 14+: Viewers 14 and older. 18+: Adult programming. FRENCH RATINGS (Canadian models only) G: General programming.
  • Page 36: Using The Parental Control Menu

    Using Your Menus (continued) Using the PARENTAL CONTROL Menu This section shows you how to access the PARENTAL CONTROL menu. After you follow the example below, the next section shows you how to adjust your TV’s rating. Press MENU and select the SET UP menu.
  • Page 37 Setting the TV’s RATING This section provides information on how to set the TV’s RATING and how to change your password. PARENTAL CONTROL PARENTAL LOCK: ON RATING: CHILD CHANGE PASSWORD MENU Move Select Exit MENU Note Entering your password to view a blocked program will temporarily turn PARENTAL LOCK to OFF.
  • Page 38: Operating Video Equipment

    Operating Video Equipment Programming the Remote Control You can use the supplied remote control to operate Sony or non-Sony video equipment. Press CODE SET. Press VTR/DVD (FUNCTION). Use the 0-9 buttons to key in the manufacturer's code number from the following chart.
  • Page 39 In this case, please use the equipment’s own remote control. • When you remove the batteries, the code number may revert to the factory setting. • The code numbers for Sony VCRs are assigned at the factory as follows: VHS VCR (preset code for the...
  • Page 40: Programming The Remote Control

    219, 220, 221 Pioneer 214, 215 Scientific Atlanta 209, 210, 211 Tocom 216, 217 Zenith 212, 213 Satellite receiver code numbers Manufacturer 801 (preset code for Sony remote control) General Electric Hitachi Hughes Panasonic 802, 808 RCA/PROSCAN 806, 807 Toshiba Code Code...
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    TV. The TV will turn itself off and then back on. When the TV turns on again, all settings will be reset, and the initial setup screen will appear. • Call your local Sony service center. • Check your power cord. • Re-insert the batteries in your remote control.
  • Page 42: Specifications

    CONTROL 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). What you can do •...
  • Page 43 Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. (r) SRS (SOUND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM) The (r) 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 foreign patents pending.
  • Page 44: Index

    Index Adjusting your menus ... 20 ANT ... 16 Antenna cable ... 3 Antenna connector ... 3 AUDIO button ... 17, 23 AUDIO menu operations AUDIO OUT ... 23 BALANCE ... 23 BASS ... 23 EFFECT ... 23 MTS ... 23 SPEAKER ...
  • Page 45 ON/OFF TIMER ... 24 Operating video equipment ... 32 P, Q PARENTAL CONTROL PARENTAL LOCK ... 31 RATING ... 31 CHANGE PASSWORD ... 31 Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Main picture ... 17 Window picture ... 17 PICTURE MODE, button ... 15 PIP connections ... 17 PIP operations AUDIO ...
  • Page 46 Printed in U.S.A.

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