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Sony BRAVIA 4-175-274-11(1) Operating Instructions Manual

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For Your Convenience
Be sure to register your TV.
United States
© 2010 Sony Corporation Printed in Mexico
Digital Color TV
Operating Instructions
KDL-60EX500 / 55EX500 / 55EX501 / 46EX400 / 46EX401 / 46EX500 / 46EX501
KDL-40EX400 / 40EX401 / 40EX500 / 40EX501 / 32EX301 / 32EX400 / 32EX500
Introducing Your New BRAVIA
Getting Started
Operating the TV
Using Features
Using the Menus
Other Information
Sony Customer Support
United States
Please Do Not Return
the Product to the Store


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   Summary of Contents for Sony BRAVIA 4-175-274-11(1)

  • Page 1 For Your Convenience Be sure to register your TV. Online United States Registration: Canada © 2010 Sony Corporation Printed in Mexico Digital Color TV Operating Instructions Sony Customer Support U.S.A.: Canada: United States 1.800.222.SONY Please Do Not Return...
  • Page 2 Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located at the side and rear of the TV. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this TV. Model Name Serial No.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Remote Control Button Description ..20 TV Controls and Indicators ....24 Customer Support United States Canada ® Using Features ®...
  • Page 4: Introducing Your New Bravia

    Introducing Your New BRAVIA Welcome to the World of BRAVIA Thank you for choosing this Sony BRAVIA documentations listed below to get the most out of your TV. Safety Booklet Contains precautionary measures to keep you and your TV safe. Read this information prior to setting up your TV.
  • Page 5: Bravia

    ➢ Digital Media Accessibility: Use the Photo, Music, and Video icons to access photo, music, and video files from Sony USB equipment (page 29). ➢ PIP (Picture in Picture): You can work on your PC and watch your favorite TV program simultaneously (page 26).
  • Page 6 ➢ Ambient Sensor: Automatically optimizes the picture settings according to the ambient light in the room. The sensor detects ambient light levels to adjust the brightness and color temperature of the picture. With this feature you can have the best picture quality under your room’s lighting conditions (page 32).
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Setting Up Your TV Some TV models are packaged with a detached Table-Top Stand so you can mount your TV to a wall right away. If you are not mounting the TV to a wall, you will need to attach the Table-Top Stand.
  • Page 8: Locating Inputs And Outputs

    Locating Inputs and Outputs Rear Panel AC IN Item Description 1 AC IN Connect the supplied power cord to AC IN and the nearest wall outlet. 2 DIGITAL AUDIO Connects to the optical audio input of digital audio equipment that is PCM/Dolby* OUT (OPTICAL) Digital compatible.
  • Page 9 Item Description 6 PC IN Connects to a personal computer’s video and audio output connector. Can also be (RGB/AUDIO) connected to other analog RGB equipment. See “PC Input Signal Reference Chart” on page 46 for the signals that can be displayed. For some Apple Macintosh computers, it may be necessary to use an adapter (not supplied).
  • Page 10: Adjusting The Viewing Angle Of The Tv

    Adjusting the viewing angle of the TV For KDL-55EX500/KDL-46EX500/KDL-40EX500/KDL-32EX500/KDL-55EX501/KDL-46EX501/ KDL-40EX501 This TV can be adjusted within the angle shown below. Adjust the angle left and right (swivel) Connecting the TV 5.1 Surround Sound System (KDL-32FA600 only) Refer to the supplied Quick Setup Guide for details. Cable System or VHF/UHF Antenna System You can enjoy high-definition and standard-definition digital programming (if available in your area) along with standard-definition analog programming.
  • Page 11 Cable System and VHF/UHF Antenna System Use an optional A-B RF switch (not supplied) to switch between the cable and over-the-air antenna programming, as indicated below. A/B RF Switch Cable Antenna • Be sure to set the Signal Type setting to Cable or Antenna found under the Channel settings for your input signal (see page 37).
  • Page 12 Shown with DVI Connection Rear of TV AUDIO ( MONO ) AUDIO COMPONENT IN (1080p/1080i/ CABLE/ 720p/480p/480i) ANTENNA AUDIO PC IN DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) AUDIO AUDIO OUT (FIX) Shown with Component Connection Rear of TV AUDIO AUDIO COMPONENT IN (1080p/1080i/ CABLE/ 720p/480p/480i)
  • Page 13 Use the TV as a monitor for your PC by connecting an HD15-HD15 cable connection as shown below. This TV can also be connected to a PC with a DVI or HDMI output. (Refer to the separate Quick Setup Guide.) •...
  • Page 14: Connecting Other Equipment

    Connecting Other Equipment CABLE/ANTENNA COMPONENT IN (1080p/1080i/ CABLE/ 720p/480p/480i) ANTENNA PC IN DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) AUDIO OUT (FIX) Digital Personal Receiver/ audio computer Home equipment Theater • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV. Digital recorder AUDIO ( MONO )
  • Page 15: When Installing The Tv Against A Wall Or Enclosed Area

    When Installing the TV Against a Wall or Enclosed Area Make sure that your TV has adequate ventilation. Allow enough space around the TV as shown below. Avoid operating the TV at temperatures below 41 °F (5 °C). Installed with stand inches (30 cm) 4 inches...
  • Page 16: Securing The Tv

    Securing the TV Sony strongly recommends taking measures to prevent the TV from toppling over. Unsecured TVs may topple and result in property damage, serious bodily injury or even death. Preventing the TV from Toppling ❑ Secure the TV to a wall and/or stand.
  • Page 17 Anchor bolts • Contact Sony Customer Support to obtain the optional Support Belt Kit by providing your TV model name. For United States call: 1-800-488-7669 or visit: For Canada call: 1-877-899-7669 •...
  • Page 18: Running Initial Setup

    Running Initial Setup During initial setup, you will perform the following: • Set the language for the On Screen Display (OSD) text • Choose your viewing environment • Scan for digital and analog channels Complete your cable connections before beginning the Initial Setup. Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) for sample connection diagrams.
  • Page 19: Operating The Tv

    Operating the TV Using the Remote Control To Insert Batteries into the Remote Control Insert two size AAA batteries (supplied) by matching e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment of the remote control. For KDL-32/40/46/55/60EX500, KDL-40/46/55EX501 models Slide the cover to open...
  • Page 20: Remote Control Button Description

    Remote Control Button Description • The 5, PLAY and CH + buttons have a tactile dot. Use them as a reference when operating the TV. Button Description 1 INPUT Press to display the list of External Inputs and TV mode. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs. See page 28.
  • Page 21 Button 5 SCENE 6 RETURN 7 MENU • When you set Scene Select to Photo, Music, Cinema, Game or Sports, Sound Mode is automatically set to Dynamic. • When you set Theater Mode to On, Cinema is automatically set. Description Optimizes picture and sound quality by selecting the following items.
  • Page 22 Button Description 8 0-9 ENT Press 0-9 to select a channel. Press ENT to change channels immediately. Use with 0-9 and ENT to select digital channels. For example, to enter 2.1, press ENT. 0 VOL +/– Press to adjust the volume. qa MUTING Press to mute the sound.
  • Page 23 Rear of Remote Control Button Description ql "/1 Press to turn on and off the TV. (Power) Available models : KDL-60EX500/KDL-55EX500/ KDL-46EX500/KDL-40EX500/KDL-32EX500/ KDL-55EX501/KDL-46EX501/KDL-40EX501...
  • Page 24: Tv Controls And Indicators

    TV Controls and Indicators Item Description 1 Ambient Senses room light level and adjusts the screen brightness accordingly. Do not put sensor anything over the sensor, doing so may affect its function. (IR) Infrared Receives IR signal from the remote control. Receiver (Picture Lights up in orange when the sleep timer is set.
  • Page 25: Bravia Sync Tm With Control For Hdmi

    HDMI 1 camera off when you switch the TV to standby mode. • Control for HDMI (BRAVIA Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the BRAVIA Sync or is compatible with Control for HDMI. • The Control for HDMI settings must be set on both the TV and connected equipment.
  • Page 26: Using Pip Feature

    Using PIP Feature PIP (picture in picture) displays a picture from a connected PC in full screen, and a TV program or other external input (see below “To Enter PIP” table) in an inset window. (Closed Captions (CC) is not available with PIP mode.) Main Window...
  • Page 27: Favorites

    Favorites Your favorite channels and external inputs can be easily accessed by pressing the FAVORITES button once they are added to the list. Favorites Add to Favorites Cable 4.61 Antenna BBCNEWS Component 3 Antenna 24.6 Cable ESPN HD Cable 36.1 STAR Ch HDMI 1 HDMI 3...
  • Page 28: Wide Mode With Pc

    Wide Mode with PC Wide Mode is also available for the PC settings. When a PC is connected to the TV and PC input is selected, you can change the PC Screen settings. Screen PC Settings Wide Mode Auto Adjustment Phase Pitch Horizontal Center...
  • Page 29: Playing Back Photo/music/video Via Usb

    – Do not remove the USB device. The data on the USB device may be damaged. • Sony will not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, data on the recording media due to a malfunction of any connected devices or the TV.
  • Page 30: Using The Menus

    Photo The Photo, Music, and Video icons organize your photo, music, and video files from Sony USB connected equipment. Be sure to select the correct icon when Music accessing files. Refer to the feature section for more information on these icons.
  • Page 31: Using The Picture Settings

    Using the Picture Settings Option Description Picture Mode Displays the options selected in the Scene Select settings (see page 21). When Scene Select is set to General, the options below can be selected. Customized picture viewing Vivid Standard Custom Reset Resets the current Picture settings to their defaults, except Picture Mode and Ambient Sensor.
  • Page 32 Option Description Advanced Reset Settings Adv. Contrast Enhancer Black Corrector Gamma Clear White Live Color White Balance Adjusts the color temperature in detail. Ambient Sensor Select On to optimize the picture by sensing the lighting environment surrounding the TV. Select Off to disable this function. •...
  • Page 33: Using The Sound Settings

    Using the Sound Settings Option Description Sound Mode Sets a sound mode. Sound Mode includes options best suited for video and Customized photographs, respectively. The available options depend on the scene select settings. sound listening Dynamic Standard Clear Voice Custom Reset Resets the current Sound Mode settings to the default values.
  • Page 34 Option Description MTS Audio Stereo Enjoy stereo, bilingual and mono Auto SAP programs Mono Alternate Audio Select among the available options to switch among the alternate audio streams. The Digital channels only program you are tuned to may be broadcasted in a different language in the alternate audio streams.
  • Page 35: Using The Screen Settings

    Using the Screen Settings Option Description Wide Mode Wide Zoom Fills the screen with minimum distortion. Normal Full Zoom Auto Wide 4:3 Default Wide Zoom Enlarges the 4:3 picture to fill the 16:9 screen, displaying as much of the Select the default Screen Mode to use Normal for 4:3 sources...
  • Page 36 Option Description PC Settings When a PC is connected to the TV and the PC input is selected, the PC settings screen appears instead of the Screen settings. You can also select the PIP feature which allows you to view two pictures simultaneously from TOOLS button (see page 26).
  • Page 37: Using The Channel Settings

    Using the Channel Settings Option Description Favorites Select favorite channels and external inputs (see page 27). Signal Type Cable Antenna Auto Program Automatically sets up the channel list on the TV for all receivable channels. Select Auto Program. Select OK to start Auto Program. Add Digital Select Add Digital Channels.
  • Page 38: Using The Parental Lock Settings

    Using the Parental Lock Settings Option Description Enter Password The Parental Lock settings allow you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. Use 0-9 on the remote control to enter a four-digit password.
  • Page 39 US Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for the U.S., select U.S.A. in the Country setting (see page 38). Option Description Movie Rating PG-13 NC-17 and X TV Rating Age-Based Ratings Block programs by TV-Y their rating, content TV-Y7...
  • Page 40: Viewing Blocked Programs

    Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for Canada, select Canada in the Country setting (see page 38). Option Description English Rating French Rating 8 ans+ 13 ans+ 16 ans+ 18 ans+ U.S.A. Rating See “US Models”...
  • Page 41: Using The Setup Settings

    Using the Setup Settings Option Description USB Auto Select On to start photo playback automatically when the TV is turned on and a digital still Start camera or other device containing photo files is connected to the USB port then turned on. Closed Allows you to select from several closed caption modes (for programs that are broadcast Captions...
  • Page 42 Option Description Sleep Timer Set the time in minutes (Off, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120) that you would like the TV to remain on before shutting off automatically. Language Select to display all on-screen settings in your language of choice: English, Español, Français.
  • Page 43 Support Signal Diagnostics For specific Sony equipment compatible with Control for HDMI, this setting is applied automatically to the connected equipment when set to Select On to have your connected equipment with Control for HDMI function to power off automatically when the TV is turned off.
  • Page 44 Option Description Initial Setup If you missed the Initial Setup when you first connected the TV or if you want to scan all receivable channels, select Initial Setup. Follow the instructions on the screen. Some settings such as Picture, Sound, and Parental Lock will not be affected by this Initial Setup.
  • Page 45: Using The Eco Settings

    Using the Eco Settings Option Description Power Saving Select from Off, Low, High, Picture Off to adjust your TV’s power consumption. By selecting the High option, you will reduce the power consumption more than the other available settings. While Picture Off is set, pressing VOL +/ function.
  • Page 46: Other Information

    Other Information PC Input Signal Reference Chart for PC and HDMI IN 1/2/3/4 After connecting the PC to the TV, set the output signal from the PC according to the chart below. For KDL-32EX301/KDL-32FA600 models Resolution Signals Horizontal (Pixel) SVGA 1,024 WXGA 1,280...
  • Page 47: Using A Wall-mount Bracket

    Prepare the TV for the Wall-Mount Bracket before making cable connections. For product protection and safety reasons, Sony strongly recommends that you use the Wall- Mount Bracket designed for your TV and the installation should be performed by a Sony dealer or licensed contractor.
  • Page 48 Step 1: Checking the parts required for the installation Open the Wall-Mount Bracket package and check the contents for all required parts along with the Instructions. Step 2: Deciding on the installation location Decide where you want to install your TV. Refer to the TV installation dimensions table. Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500.
  • Page 49 CAUTION The wall that the TV will be installed on should be capable of supporting a weight of at least four times that of the TV. Refer to your TV’s operating instructions for its weight. Step 3: Installing the Base Bracket on the wall Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500.
  • Page 50 Screw location When installing the Mounting Hooks on the TV. Adjust the angle of the Mounting Hook. Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500. Remove the screws guided by the arrow marks Do not remove any other screws from the TV. Hook location When installing the TV onto Base Bracket.
  • Page 51 Lift the TV off the Table-Top Stand. Make sure that you carry out this task with at least two or three people (see page 7 for details). Do not attempt to lift the TV by yourself. Step 5: Installing the TV on the wall Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500.
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting

    Many of the poor pictures and poor sound conditions are related to improper connection of the cables; refer to the Quick Setup Guide provided for connections. If you have questions, service needs, or require technical assistance related to the use of your Sony TV even after you read this operating instructions manual, contact the following: For US Support: or call 1-800-222-SONY (7669)
  • Page 53 Condition Explanation/Solution Poor picture Picture quality not as good • Picture quality depends on the signal content. See Quick Setup Guide as viewed at the store Broadcast HD formats have • Content and signal quality are regulated by the signal provider. Many HD poor quality Double images or ghosts •...
  • Page 54 Condition BRAVIA Sync Cannot find connected BRAVIA Sync HDMI device Second A/V receiver is not listed on the Device List PC Input No picture / No signal Poor Picture General TV screen feels warm Wide Mode changes automatically Suddenly the picture gets smaller “Black box”...
  • Page 55 Condition Explanation/Solution Black bands appear at the • Some wide screen programs are filmed in aspect ratios that are greater edges of the screen • Programs in 4:3 aspect ratio will have bands on left and right sides of the •...
  • Page 56: Important Notices

    Electronic Industries Alliance ( To Customers Sufficient expertise is required for TV installations. Be sure to subcontract the installation to a Sony dealer or licensed contractor and pay adequate attention to safety during the installation. SU-WL500...
  • Page 57: Specifications

    Specifications System Television system NTSC: American TV standard ATSC (8VSB terrestrial): ATSC compliant 8VSB QAM on cable: ANSI/SCTE 07 2000 (Does not include CableCARD functionality) Channel coverage Analog terrestrial: 2 - 69 / Digital terrestrial: 2 - 69 Analog Cable: 1 - 135 / Digital Cable: 1 - 135 Panel system LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel Speaker output...
  • Page 58 Model name KDL- Supplied accessories common to all models individual models Optional accessories Model name KDL- Power and others Power requirement Power consumption in use in standby Screen size (inches measured diagonally) Display resolution Speaker/Full range (2) (mm) (inches) Dimensions with stand (mm) (inches) without stand (mm)
  • Page 59: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons 4:3 Default AC IN Add Digital Channels Advanced Settings Alternate Audio , 32 Ambient Sensor Analog Fine Tune AUDIO OUT jack, described Auto Adjustment , 37 Auto Program Auto Shut Off Auto Wide Backlight Balance Bass BRAVIA Sync buttons Brightness CABLE/ANTENNA input, described CC button...

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    Cannot find operating instructio​ns for Bravia KDL 40EX400