© 2007 Sony Corporation
LCD Digital Color TV
Operating Instructions

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    LCD Digital Color TV KDL-26M3000 KDL-26ML130 KDL-32M3000 KDL-32ML130 KDL-37M3000 © 2007 Sony Corporation Operating Instructions 3-213-437-13(2)

  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    Safety Operate the TV only on 120 V AC. Use the AC power cord specified by Sony and suitable for the voltage where you use it. 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 3: Table Of Contents

    HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. Blu-ray is a trademark. “BRAVIA” and trademarks or registered marks of Sony Corporation. Quick Setup Guide (separate volume) Provides a variety of optional equipment connection diagrams.

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Observe the followings to prevent the AC power cord from being damaged. If the AC power cord is damaged, it may result in a fire or an electric shock. Stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony Service center to exchange it.

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    Overloading This TV set is designed to operate on a 120 V AC supply only. Take care not to connect too many appliances to the same AC power outlet as this could result in a fire or an electric shock. Optional equipment Do not install optional equipment too close to the TV set.

  • Page 6: Carrying The Tv

    Leave some space around the TV set as shown below. Otherwise, air-circulation may be inadequate and cause overheating, which may cause a fire or damage to the TV set. Installed on the wall inches inches (5.7 cm) (30 cm) 4 inches 4 inches (10 cm) (10 cm)

  • Page 7: Volume Adjustment, Lcd Screen, Preventing The Tv From Toppling Over

    Placement The TV should be installed near an easily accessible AC power outlet. Observe the following in placing the TV. Otherwise the TV may fall from the stand or wall mount, causing damage or serious injury. Place the TV on a stable, level surface. Do not hang anything on the TV.

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    Replacement parts When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician certifies in writing that he/she has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutions may result in a fire, an electric shock or other hazards.

  • Page 9: The Four Steps To Stunning Hd Experience Set, Sound, Source, And Setup

    • Blu-ray Disc™ player or other external equipment Contact your cable or satellite provider for information on upgrading to HD programming. To learn more about HDTV, visit: http://www.sony.com/HDTV The Four Steps to Stunning HD Experience: Set, Sound, Source, and Setup Along with your BRAVIA TV set, a complete HD system requires an HD sound system, a source of HD programming and proper setup connections.

  • Page 11: Installing The Tv, Preventing The Tv From Toppling Over, Bundling The Connecting Cables

    Getting Started 1. Installing the TV • The Table-Top Stand for this product is packaged separately (for models KDL-26M3000/KDL-26ML130/ KDL-37M3000). To install the TV unit to the Table-Top Stand before the connection and setup, refer to the Table-Top Stand instructions (supplied with the TV set). Preventing the TV from Toppling Over Table-Top Stand...

  • Page 12: Preparation For Wall-mounting

    TV. Sufficient expertise is required in installing this 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 a Sony dealer or licensed contractor.

  • Page 13: Locating Outputs And Inputs, Left Side

    2. Locating outputs and inputs Item Description 1 Headphones Connects to your headphones. If your headphones do not match the jack, use a suitable plug jack adapter (not supplied). • While headphones are connected, the TV speakers are muted. 2 VIDEO IN 2 Connects to the composite video and audio output jacks on your camcorder or other video VIDEO/ equipment such as a VCR or video game equipment.

  • Page 14: Rear

    Rear VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO Item Description 3 HDMI IN 1/2 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital R-AUDIO-L audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video equipment, such as DVD player, a set-top box, A/V receiver and Blu-ray disc player as well as PC. HDMI supports enhanced or high definition video plus digital audio.

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    Item Description 6 COMPONENT Connect to your DVD player’s or digital set-top box’s component video (YP IN (1080i/720p/ (L/R) jacks. Component video provides better picture quality than the S VIDEO (4) or the 480p/480i)/ composite video (5) connections. L-AUDIO-R 7 AUDIO OUT Connect to the left and right audio input jacks of your audio or video equipment.

  • Page 16: Connecting The Tv, Cable System And/or Vhf/uhf, Hd Cable Box/hd Satellite Box

    3. Connecting the TV Cable system and/or VHF/UHF Cable or VHF/UHF (or VHF only) Rear of TV 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) • It is strongly recommended that you connect the antenna/cable input using a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to receive optimum picture quality. A 300-ohm twin lead cable can be easily affected by radio frequency interference, resulting in signal degradation.

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    Shown with DVI Connection Rear of TV PC IN R-AUDIO-L AUDIO COMPONENT IN VIDEO IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) S VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL) AUDIO OUT VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO AUDIO • If the equipment has a DVI and not a HDMI connector, use a HDMI to DVI cable or adapter to connect the DVI output to either HDMI IN 1 or HDMI IN 2 input, and connect the audio jacks to the AUDIO (L/R) jacks below the HDMI IN 2.

  • Page 18: Pc Input Signal Reference Chart

    Use the TV as a monitor for your PC. Shown below with the HD15 to HD15 connection. This TV can also be connected to a PC with DVI or HDMI output. (Refer to the supplied Quick Setup Guide.) • Connect the PC IN jack to the PC using the HD15-HD15 cable with ferrite core (analog RGB) and audio cable (page 15).

  • Page 19: Other Equipment

    Other Equipment Blu-ray Digital Disc Player/ satellite “PS3” player receiver VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO AUDIO Game system Digital recorder • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV. Digital Audio cable box system PC IN SERVICE...

  • Page 20: Setting Up The Channel List Initial Setup

    4. Setting Up the Channel List - Initial Setup After you finish connecting your TV, you need to run Initial Setup, which automatically sets up available channels. The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on your TV for the first time. If you do not want to set up the channels at this time, you can do it later by selecting the Auto Program option in the Channel menu (see page 30).

  • Page 21: Remote Control And Tv Controls/indicators, Inserting Batteries Into The Remote Control, Remote Control

    Basic Operations Remote Control and TV Controls/Indicators Inserting Batteries into the Remote control Slide to open Remote Control Button 1 TV/VIDEO 2 SLEEP 3 PICTURE z The 5 and CH + buttons have a tactile dot. Use them as a reference when operating the Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the...

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    Button Description 4 GUIDE Press to display the Guide when you are watching digital channels (if it is available from the station). (For all channels Using the Guide including The Guide allows you to select the channels from a channel Digital/Analog list;...

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    Button qa WIDE qs DISPLAY qd V/v/B/b/ qf TOOLS qg JUMP qh 0 - 9/ENT qj CH +/– Description Press repeatedly to step through the Wide Mode settings: Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom. The Wide Mode settings can be also accessed in the Screen menu (see page 29). Changing the Wide Screen Mode Wide Mode 480i/480p...

  • Page 24: Indicators

    Indicators Item Description 1 MENU Press to display the MENU with TV functions and settings (see Using the TV Menus on page 25). Press to display the External Inputs list, go through the list and select your desired input. In the MENU screen, this button serves as confirming the selection or setting. INPUT Press to adjust the volume.

  • Page 25: Navigating Through Tv Menus, Menu Descriptions

    Using the TV Menus 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. Navigating through TV Menus Menu Descriptions The Applications menu lets you select: External Inputs, Favorites,...

  • Page 26: Using The Applications Menu

    Using the Applications Menu Option Description External inputs This feature lets you select the external inputs connected to your TV. Press V/v to choose a external input from the list of 9 inputs. To select press To exit from External inputs list, press •...

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    Option Description PC-PIP This PIP (Picture In Picture) feature provides PC input signal and TV channels; allows you to view two pictures simultaneously. When you select this feature from Applications menu, the PC-PIP will appear with a Sub Window to see TV channels at the same time.

  • Page 28: Using The Picture Menu, Using The Sound Menu

    Using the Picture Menu Option Description Picture Mode Select a mode: Vivid (for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness), Standard (for standard Customized picture picture settings, is recommended for home entertainment); or Cinema (for viewing film- viewing based content. Most suitable for viewing in a theater-like environment). Reset Resets the current Picture Mode setting to factory default values.

  • Page 29: Using The Screen Menu

    Using the Screen Menu Option Description Wide Mode These options allow you to change the proportion of the screen. Wide Zoom Normal • Normal is not available when you are watching 1080i or 720p in High Definition source. Full Zoom •...

  • Page 30: Using The Channel Menu

    Using the Channel Menu Option Description Favorite Channels Lets you set up a list of up to 8 of your favorite channels. Press V/v to select the option Add to Favorites to add the current channel to your Favorites list and press To exit press To select a favorite channel from the list, press V/v to go through the list and the channel.

  • Page 31: Using The Parental Lock

    Using the Parental Lock The Parental Lock feature allows you to block programs according to their content and rating levels and block channels (regardless of the programs). Password is necessary in setting up blocking. Use the remote control to enter a four digit password. The first time you create a password, confirm the password by entering it again.

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    Option Description Channel Block This option allows you to block channels regardless of program ratings. The password needs to be set up prior to blocking channels. The blocked channel can only be viewed by entering the correct password. To block a Channel Press V/v to go through the channels and press To View a Blocked Channel Press...

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    Custom Rating System Chart US Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for the U.S., select U.S.A. in the Select Country setting (see page 32). Option Description Movie Rating PG-13 NC-17 and X TV Rating Age-Based Ratings Block programs by TV-Y...

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    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 TV Rating under U.S.A.

  • Page 35: Using The Setup Menu

    Using the Setup Menu Option Description Closed Captions (CC) Allows you to select from several closed captions modes (for programs that are broadcast with closed captioning). Select: Off (to turn off Closed Captions), On (to turn on Closed Captions), or Program (to program Closed Captions).

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    Option Description Label Video Inputs Allows you to identify A/V equipment you connected to the TV, such as a VCR, DVD, etc. For example, if you have a DVD player connected to the VIDEO 1 input, you can select the label DVD for the VIDEO 1 input.

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    Option Description Light Sensor Select On to enable the automatic picture (screen) brightness control. The light sensor measures the room brightness which allows the TV to automatically adjust the backlight brightness based on the picture settings and the ambient room light conditions. •...

  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    Other Information Troubleshooting If you have additional questions, service needs, or required technical assistance related to the use of your Sony TV, please visit our website or call one of the following numbers: Condition No picture. No picture. Cannot receive any channels.

  • Page 39

    Condition Noisy picture. No sound/Noisy sound Good picture, no sound. Audio noise. No sound PC Input No Picture/No Signal. Poor picture. General Wide Mode changes automatically. Suddenly the picture gets smaller. “Black box” on screen. Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen.

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    Condition Remote control does not operate. ❑ Some digital cable channels are not being displayed. Lost password. How to reset the TV to factory settings. Explanation/Solution Check the polarity of the batteries or replace the batteries. ❑ Point the remote control at the remote control sensor of the TV. ❑...

  • Page 41: Specifications

    Specifications Model KDL-26M3000/ KDL-26ML130 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: 1-125 / Digital Cable: 1-135 Panel system LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel Speaker output...

  • Page 42: Index

    Index 4:3 Default AUDIO OUT jack, described Auto Program Auto Wide Backlight Balance Bass Brightness Cable Cable holder Canadian Models CH+/– button Change Password Channel Block Clock/Timer Closed Caption (CC) Color Color Temp. (Color Temperature) COMPONENT IN jack (1080i/720p/ 480p/480i), described Diagnostics DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (Coaxial), described...

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    United States 1-800-222-SONY (7669) 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. For Your Convenience...

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