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2-697-121-11(1)
LCD Digital Color TV
Operating Instructions
KDL-40V2500
KDL-46V2500
© 2006 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-697-121-11(1) LCD Digital Color TV Operating Instructions KDL-40V2500 KDL-46V2500 © 2006 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (EST) Mon - Fri 10:30 AM - 7:15 PM (EST) Sat - Sun Sony will work to resolve your questions more quickly than your retailer or place of purchase. Please Do Not Return the Product to the Store...
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Canadian ICES-003. Safety Operate the TV only on 120-240 V AC. Use the AC power cord specified by Sony and suitable for the voltage where you use The plug is designed, for safety purposes, to fit into the wall outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact your dealer.
  • Page 4: Important Safety

    Macintosh is a trademark licensed to Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.A and other countries. “BRAVIA” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. This TV incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
  • Page 5: Ac Power Cord

    If you damage the AC power cord, it may result in a fire or an electric shock. If the AC power cord is damaged, stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony service center to exchange it. Do not place the TV where the power cord is subject to wear or abuse.
  • Page 6: Carrying The Tv

    VENTILATION The slots and openings in the TV are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the TV, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered. Unless proper ventilation is provided, the TV may gather dust and get dirty.
  • Page 7: Volume Adjustment

    INSTALLATION When installing or removing, using the Wall-Mount Bracket, be sure to use qualified contractors. Wall mount installation requires the use of a Wall-Mount Bracket. If not properly secured during installation or removal from the Wall-Mount Bracket, the TV may fall and cause serious injury. Please use a qualified contractor when installing or removing.
  • Page 8: Replacement Parts

    SERVICING Damage requiring service If the surface of the TV cracks, do not touch the TV until you unplug the AC power cord. Otherwise electric shock may result. Servicing Do not attempt to service the TV yourself since opening the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting Started Welcome to the World of Connecting the TV ...10 Cable System and/or VHF/UHF Antenna System...10 HD Cable Box/HD Satellite Box ...11 Satellite Receiver and Cable/Antenna...12 VCR, Cable and Antenna...12 When Connecting to Optional Equipment ...13 Installing the TV ...15 Preventing the TV from Toppling Over...15 Bundling the Connecting Cables ...16 Adjusting the Viewing Angle of the TV ...16...
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting Started Welcome to the World of Thank you for purchasing this Sony LCD Digital Color Television. This manual is for models KDL-40V2500 and KDL-46V2500. The packing box contains accessories that are listed on page 44. For optimum picture performance, your new BRAVIA TV is capable of receiving high definition programming through its integrated tuner.
  • Page 11: Hd Cable Box/hd Satellite Box

    Cable and VHF/UHF (or VHF only) If you want to watch both cable and antenna (over-the-air) programming, you will need to use an optional A-B RF Switch (not supplied) to switch between the cable and over-the air antenna programming, as shown. HD Cable Box/ You can also enjoy high definition programming by subscribing to high HD Satellite Box...
  • Page 12: Satellite Receiver And Cable/antenna

    Getting Started Satellite Receiver and Cable/Antenna Satellite Receiver VCR, Cable and Antenna S VIDEO cable Satellite antenna cable CATV/Antenna cable (supplied) S VIDEO VIDEO (yellow) S VIDEO cable AUDIO-L (white) A/V cable AUDIO-R (red) If your satellite receiver is not equipped with S VIDEO, use a VIDEO cable (yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable.
  • Page 13: When Connecting To Optional Equipment

    When Connecting to Optional Equipment Left side VIDEO 2 S VIDEO VIDEO L (MONO) AUDIO Item Description 1 VIDEO 2 IN Connects to the S VIDEO output jack on your camcorder or other video equipment that has S VIDEO S VIDEO. Provides better picture quality than composite video (2). (See Auto YC on page 33.) 2 VIDEO 2 IN Connect to the composite video and audio output jacks on your camcorder or other video...
  • Page 14 Getting Started Item Description HDMI IN 6 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital HDMI/ audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video equipment, such R-AUDIO-L as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition video, plus digital audio.
  • Page 15: Installing The Tv

    Installing the TV Preventing the TV Attaching the Support Belt from Toppling Over TV stand stand Screw the support belt (supplied) to the TV stand with a wood screw (supplied). Attach the support belt to the stand with the securing screw (supplied) using a coin, etc.
  • Page 16: Bundling The Connecting Cables

    Getting Started Bundling the Connecting Cables Adjusting the Viewing Angle of the You can bundle the connecting cables as illustrated below. Do not bundle the AC power cord with other connecting cables. This TV can be adjusted within the angles shown below. Adjust the angle left and right (swivel) Top view 15°...
  • Page 17: When Installing On A Wall

    TV, especially to determine the strength of the wall for withstanding the TV’s weight. For product protection and safety reasons, Sony strongly recommends that you use the Wall-Mount Bracket model designed for your TV and the wall-mounting of your TV should be performed by Sony dealers or licensed contractors.
  • Page 18: Setting Up The Channel List - Initial Setup

    Getting Started Setting Up the Channel List – Initial Setup After you finish connecting the TV, you can run the Initial Setup to create a list of available analog and digital channels. The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on the TV for the first time after hooking it up. POWER Press to turn on the TV.
  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Remote Control 1 TV/VIDEO 2 SLEEP 3 FREEZE 4 PICTURE 5 GUIDE z The 5 button and CH + have a tactile dot. Use them as a reference when operating the TV. Button Description Press repeatedly to cycle through the video inputs. See page 32 on setting up the video input labels, including the Skip function.
  • Page 20 Basic Operations Button Description Program information in the guide is provided by the broadcasters. As a result, it may sometimes include only the channel number, without a program title or description. Using the Program Options Setting The program options setting allows you to customize the program settings on the currently tuned channel.
  • Page 21 Button qf WIDE qg DISPLAY qh V/v/B/b qj TOOLS qk JUMP ql CH +/– Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the remote control’s battery compartment. Description Press repeatedly to step through the Wide Mode settings: Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom.
  • Page 22: Tv Controls

    33. 8 STANDBY LED Lights up in red when your TV is in PC standby mode. If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate the TV needs servicing (see contacting Sony information on page 2). 9 POWER LED Lights up in green when the TV is turned on.
  • Page 23: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Overview of MENU MENU provides one-button access for controlling your TV. It enables you to perform a variety of tasks intuitively with a control panel on the screen rather than a variety of remote control button presses. When you press the MENU button, you can select from basic TV functions such as: switching between external inputs, viewing your favorite analog/digital stations, switching between analog and digital channels, and changing or customizing your TV settings.
  • Page 24 Using the Menus MENU Description The External Inputs feature lets you select the external inputs connected to your TV. You can also assign a label using Label Video Inputs in the Setup settings. (see page 32) External Inputs Highlight External Inputs on the MENU control panel and press Press V/v to highlight the desired external input and press...
  • Page 25 MENU Description The Settings feature lets you enter the settings menu. Settings and adjustments can be performed from the Settings menu. The information on various settings starts from page 26. Navigating Through Settings Settings MENU Press Select Highlight the item: Picture, Sound, Screen, Setup, PC Settings, Analog Setup, Digital Setup.
  • Page 26: Using The Picture Settings

    Using the Menus Using the Picture Settings Option Description Target Inputs Determines whether to apply the Picture settings to the current input only, or to all inputs. All Inputs All Inputs will override any settings set by Current Input. Current Input Picture Mode Vivid (Except for PC input)
  • Page 27 Option Description Noise Reduction Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment, and the VHF/UHF input. Select from Auto, High, Medium, Low and Off. Auto is only available when you are watching analog channels. It is not available when Target Inputs is set to All Inputs. Advanced Settings Reset Available only when...
  • Page 28: Using The Sound Settings

    Using the Menus Using the Sound Settings Option Description Target Inputs Determines whether to apply the Sound settings to the current input only, or to all inputs. All Inputs All Inputs will override any settings set by Current Input. Current Input Sound Mode Dynamic Standard...
  • Page 29: Using The Screen Settings

    Using the Screen Settings Option Description Target Inputs Determines whether to apply the Screen settings to the current input only, or to all inputs. All Inputs All Inputs will override any settings set by Current Input. Current Input Wide Mode Wide Zoom Normal Normal is not available when you are watching 720p, 1080i or 1080p sources.
  • Page 30 Using the Menus Option Description Display Area Full Pixel Normal -1/-2 Horizontal Center Allows you to move the position of the picture left and right. Press B/b and press Horizontal Center feature is useful if the TV is connected to game equipment. Vertical Center Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down.
  • Page 31: Using The Setup Settings

    Using the Setup Settings Option Description Language Select to display all on-screen settings in your language of choice: English, Español, Français. Caption Vision Allows you to select from several closed caption modes (for programs that are broadcast with closed captioning). Some caption modes for digital channels are only accessible from the Digital Setup setting.
  • Page 32 Using the Menus Option Description Parental Lock The Parental Lock settings allows 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. The first time you create a password, confirm the password by entering it again.
  • Page 33 Option Description Auto YC When connecting both VIDEO IN and S VIDEO IN, you can select the jack from which the TV receives the input signal. The TV is by default set to receive S VIDEO input signals. Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly until the desired video input appears. After selecting the Auto YC option, to watch the pictures input from the S VIDEO input jack: Press V/v to highlight On, then press...
  • Page 34 Using the Menus Option Description Speaker Audio Out Variable Easy control of volume adjustments Fixed Cable You should run Auto Program after changing the Cable setting. Product Information Select to display the equipment information of your TV. US Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for the U.S., select U.S.A.
  • Page 35: Viewing Blocked Programs

    Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for Canada, select Canada in the Select Country setting (see page 32). Option Description English Rating French Rating 8 ans+ 13 ans+ 16 ans+ 18 ans+ U.S.A. Rating See “US Models”...
  • Page 36: Using The Pc Settings

    Using the Menus Using the PC Settings Option Description Wide Mode Normal Full1 Full2 Wide Mode can also be accessed using the WIDE button on the remote control. Reset Resets the current setting to the default values, except Wide Mode and Power Management.
  • Page 37: Using The Analog Setup Settings

    Using the Analog Setup Settings Option Description Favorite Channels Lets you set up a list of up to 16 of your favorite channels. Press V/v to highlight a Favorite Channel number (1-16) that you want to make your Favorite Channel, then press Press V/v to scroll through the channels until you find the channel that you would like to add and then press To add other Favorite Channel numbers, repeat steps 1-2.
  • Page 38: Using The Digital Setup Settings

    Using the Menus Using the Digital Setup Settings Digital Setup Analog Digital Setup Select: Set: Back: Exit: RETURN MENU Option Description Digital Channels Favorite Channels Digital Channels Add Auto Program Show/Hide Channels Channels that you set to be hidden can be accessed only with the 0-9 buttons. Label Channels Highlight Digital Setup and press...
  • Page 39: Programming Caption Vision

    Option Description Digital Setup Caption Vision A/V Sync Diagnostics Parental Lock The Parental Lock option in the Digital Setup settings allows you to set up the TV to block digital programs that contain digital ratings. This setting is only available if digital ratings have been downloaded by your TV and ratings have been set for U.S.A.
  • Page 40 Using the Menus Option Description Advanced Settings Allows you to make additional settings for digital (EIA-708) closed caption options. Select from As Broadcast, Small Text, Large Text and Custom. Custom Allows you to customize the following settings: Character Size Character Style Character Color Character Opacity Edge Color...
  • Page 41: Other Information

    Other Information Troubleshooting If you have additional questions, service needs, or require technical assistance related to the use of your Sony TV, please visit our website or call one of the following numbers: http://www.sony.com/TVsupport 1-800-222-SONY(7669) for US Residents 1-877-899-SONY(7669) for Canadian Residents Problem No picture.
  • Page 42 Other Information Problem No sound/Noisy sound Good picture, no sound. Audio noise. Wide Mode changes automatically. “Black box” on screen. Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen. Certain programs on DVD or other digital sources display a loss of detail, especially during fast-motion or dark scenes.
  • Page 43: Pc Input Signal Reference Chart

    PC Input Signal Reference Chart Resolution Signals Horizontal (Pixel) SVGA 1024 1024 1024 WXGA 1280 1280 1360 SXGA 1280 SXGA+ 1400 This TV’s PC input does not support Sync on Green or Composite Sync. This TV’s PC input does not support interlaced signals. For the best picture quality, it is recommended to use the signals (boldfaced) in the above chart with a 60Hz vertical frequency from a personal computer.
  • Page 44: Specifications

    Other Information Specifications For All Models 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 Cable 1-125 Antenna: 75-ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF Panel System: LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel Display resolution (horizontal ×...
  • Page 45: Index

    Index 4:3 Default A/V Sync AC IN Advanced Settings Alternate Audio Audio Out AUDIO OUT jack, described Auto Adjustment , 37 , 38 Auto Program Auto SAP, MTS setting Auto Wide Auto YC Backlight Balance Bass Bilingual audio Brightness Cable Described With VCR, connecting Cable holder...
  • Page 48 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (EST) Mon - Fri 10:30 AM - 7:15 PM (EST) Sat - Sun Sony will work to resolve your questions more quickly than your retailer or place of purchase. Please Do Not Return the Product to the Store Printed in U.S.A.

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