Safety s Operate the TV only on 120 - 240 V AC. s Use the AC power cord specified by Sony and suitable for the voltage where you use s 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.
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.
Small accessories Keep small accessories out of children’s reach. ANTENNAS Outdoor antenna grounding If an outdoor antenna is installed, follow the precautions below. An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
s Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials. s Never block the slots and openings by placing the TV on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. s Never place the TV in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided.
Preventing the TV from toppling over Take measures to prevent the TV from toppling over and causing injury. To prevent the TV from toppling over, secure the TV to a wall or stand. Placement for viewing It is recommended to watch the TV at a distance of 3 - 7 times that of the screen height, and in moderate brightness.
Welcome to the World of BRAVIA™ Thank you for purchasing this Sony BRAVIA™ high-definition television. The quality of the image you see on your BRAVIA TV is only as good as the quality of the signal it receives. To experience the stunning detail of your new BRAVIA TV, you need access to HD programming.
TV Home Menu: XMB ™ The XMB is a menu of BRAVIA features and input sources displayed on the TV screen. The ™ is an easy way to select programming and adjust settings on your BRAVIA TV. Press the ™ HOME button on your remote control to access the XMB HOME From the horizontal Media Category Bar you can control:...
Getting Started 1. Installing the TV Preventing the TV from Toppling Over stand Screw the support belt (supplied) to the TV stand with a wood screw (supplied). Attach the support belt to the Table-Top Stand with the securing screw (supplied) using a coin, etc.
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.
2. Locating Inputs and Outputs Left side Item Description 1 Headphone jack Connects to your headphones. If your headphones do not match the jack, use a suitable plug adapter (not supplied). • While headphones are connected, the TV speakers are muted. 2 VIDEO IN 2 Connects to the S VIDEO output jack on your camcorder or other video equipment that S VIDEO...
Rear AC IN S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO R AUDIO L (MONO) AUDIO (1080p/1080i/720p/480p/480i) PC IN VIDEO IN DIGITAL (OPTICAL) AUDIO (VAR/FIX) COMPONENT IN AUDIO SERVICE VHF/UHF/ CABLE...
Item Description 1 HDMI IN 1 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 as a set-top box, DVD player, Blu-ray Disc player, A/V receiver as well as PC. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition video, plus digital audio.
3. Connecting the TV 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. • This TV is capable of receiving unscrambled digital programming for both cable (QAM and 8VSB) and external VHF/UHF antenna (ATSC).
Shown with DVI Connection Rear of TV S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO R AUDIO L AUDIO PC IN VIDEO IN AUDIO-R (red) AUDIO-L (white) • If the equipment has a DVI jack and not an HDMI jack, connect the DVI jack to the HDMI IN 2 (with DVI-to-HDMI cable or adapter) jack and connect the audio jack to the AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks of HDMI IN 2.
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 separate 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).
Other Equipment Digital Blu-ray satellite Disc Player/ player receiver “PS3” S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO R AUDIO L AUDIO COMPONENT IN (1080p/1080i/720p/480p/480i) PC IN VIDEO IN Digital recorder Game system • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV. Audio Personal Digital...
TV documentation. Setting the HDMI Control In order for the HDMI Control function to operate, the TV and other Sony HDMI Control equipment must be setup. See page 39 on how to turn the HDMI Control On. For other equipment, refer to the operating instruction for that equipment.
4. Setting Up the Channel List – Initial Setup The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on the TV for the first time. Initial Setup Please select a language. Language settings will apply to on screen display as well as default audio for digital channels.
Remote Control and TV Controls/Indicators Inserting Batteries into the Remote control Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment of the remote control. Remote Control Buttons located at the top of the TV will operate the same as these buttons on the remote control.
8 DMe Press to access features in the optional BRAVIA external module (e.g. DMX-NV1). See your dealer or www.sony.com/bravia for more information. The module may not be available in your region. 9 0-9 ENT Press 0-9 to select a channel; the channel changes after two seconds.
Button Description qa VOL +/– Press to adjust the volume. qs MUTING Press to mute the sound. Press again or press VOL + to restore the sound. qd POWER Press to turn on and off the TV. qf WIDE Press repeatedly to step through the Wide Mode settings: Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom.
Button Description qg INPUT Press to display the list of External Inputs and TV mode. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs. • See page 39 on setting up the External Inputs labels, including the Skip feature. qh V/v/B/b Press V/v/B/b to move the on-screen cursor. Press select/confirm an item.
4 STANDBY 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 the back cover). 5 POWER Lights up in green when the TV is turned on.
How to Use P&P and PIP Features This TV comes with the P&P and PIP features which allow you to view two pictures simultaneously. P&P (picture and picture) provides two windows side by side. PIP (picture in picture) provides PC input signal and TV channels.
Using TV Features The HOME button allows you to access the TV Home Menu on the XMB (XrossMediaBar) as well as a variety of TV features. HOME Settings Media Category Icons Adjust TV Settings Customize the TV settings with various options. Settings Explanations of different Settings start from page 30.
Navigating through TV Home Menu on XMB Press HOME to display the XMB HOME Press B/b to select a Media Category icon. Settings Available TV Available settings and channels are features are listed under listed under the TV icon. the Settings icon.
TV Settings Descriptions Product Support Contact Sony Sony contact information is available from this screen for your convenience. Your TV’s specific information such as Model Name, Serial Number, Software Version and downloadable ratings if available from the TV are displayed here.
Reset Resets the current Picture Mode setting to the default values. Backlight Brightens or darkens the backlight. Picture Increases or decreases picture contrast. Brightness Brightens or darkens the picture. Color Increases or decreases color intensity. Increases or decreases the green tones. Color Temperature Cool White adjustment...
Sound Settings Available Sound settings depend on the Speakers setting under Audio Options settings (page 34) or headphone connection. Sound Mode Dynamic Standard Custom • Sound Mode can also be accessed by pressing OPTIONS on the remote control. Reset Resets the current Sound Mode setting to the default values. Treble Increases or decreases higher-pitched sounds.
Auto Wide 4:3 Default Wide Zoom Select the default screen mode to use for 4:3 Normal sources Full Zoom • This option is not available if Auto Wide is set to Off. • If 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting applies only to the current channel.
Wide Mode Normal Full 1 Full 2 Video Options Settings CineMotion Select Auto to automatically detect film content and apply a reverse 3-2 pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear cleaner and more natural looking. The CineMotion feature can be set separately for each external input. Select Off to disable the detection. Audio Options Settings Stereo Enjoy stereo, bilingual...
Channel Settings Cable • You should run Auto Program after changing the Cable setting. Auto Program Automatically sets up the channel list on the TV for all receivable channels. Channel scanning will be based on the Cable On/Off setting. Select Auto Program. Select OK to start Auto Program.
Closed Captions (CC) Settings CC Display This option allows you to turn On or Off the Closed Captions (CC) feature. Analog CC Select this option for the basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption options. CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4 Text1, Text2, Text3, Text4 Digital CC Select this option for both analog (EIA-608) and digital (EIA-708) closed caption options.
Rating Child Youth Young Adult Custom • If you are not familiar with the parental guideline rating system, you should select Child, Youth, or Young Adult to help simplify the rating selection. To set more specific ratings, select Custom. Digital Rating (Available only in U.S.A.
Custom Rating System Chart For Country selection of U.S.A.: Movie Rating PG-13 NC-17 and X TV Rating Age-Based Ratings Block programs by their TV-Y rating, content or both TV-Y7 TV-G TV-PG TV-14 TV-MA Content-Based Ratings • To ensure maximum blocking capability, set the Age-Based Ratings. For Country selection of Canada: English Rating French Rating...
Off. The Off setting will disable the auto detect and allows composite connection. HDMI Settings HDMI inputs of this TV will recognize and communicate with other Sony equipment equipped with HDMI Control. HDMI Control...
General Settings Language Select the language of your choice from English, Español and Français to be used for displaying all the on-screen settings. Info Banner Displays the program name and the program information such as program title and program rating (if available from the broadcaster) when option is set to On. Select Off for minimal display information.
Other Information Troubleshooting If you have 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: Condition Explanation/Solution No picture • Check the Power Saving settings (see page 40).
Condition No sound/Noisy sound Good picture, no sound Audio noise 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 edges of the screen Certain programs on DVD or other digital sources display a loss of detail, especially during...
Condition Explanation/Solution Some digital cable channels • Certain cable companies have limitations on the broadcast of digital cable are not being displayed • The digital cable channel may be set to Hidden in the Show/Hide Channels • Select the Password settings on the Parental Lock settings, then enter the Lost password •...
Specifications Model KDL-26S3000 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) Analog terrestrial: 2-69 / Digital terrestrial: 2-69 Channel coverage Analog Cable: 1-125 / Digital Cable: 1-135 Panel system LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel Speaker output...
CC button CC Display CH +/– button Channel Block CineMotion Color Color Temperature COMPONENT IN jack (1080p/1080i/ 720p/480p/480i), described Contact Sony Country Current Time Device Auto Power Off Device List Digital CC DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack, described Digital Rating Display Area...
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. Canada...