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4-097-685-11 (1)
Flat Panel Color TV
Operating Instructions
KE-37XS910
KE-42XS910
2003 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-097-685-11 (1) Flat Panel Color TV Operating Instructions KE-37XS910 KE-42XS910  2003 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 3: Important Notice

    The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the TV, below the Sony logo, on the sticker, and also on the TV box (white label). Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
  • Page 4: Trademark Information

    IMAGE RETENTION IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR WARRANTY CAUTION The following SONY appliance(s) for use only with the following TV STAND or WALL-HANGING RACK UNIT. Use with other TV STAND or WALL-HANGING RACK UNIT is capable of resulting in instability causing possible injury.
  • Page 5: Important Safeguards

    Keep the AC power cord away from heat sources. Be sure to grasp the plug when disconnecting the AC power cord. If the AC power cord is damaged, stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony service center to exchange it.
  • Page 6 The set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult and serious damage to the set. Use only a cart or stand recommended by Sony for the specific model of TV. No part of the TV set should overhang any edge of the TV cart or stand;...
  • Page 7 Ventilation The slots and openings in the TV are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered. Unless proper ventilation is provided, the unit may gather dust and get dirty.
  • Page 8: Replacement Parts

    Antenna Grounding According to the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 Ground clamps Electric service equipment Ground clamps Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Art 250 Part H) NEC: National Electrical Code Lightning For added protection for this television receiver during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna.
  • Page 9: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introducing the TV Setting Up the TV Using the Remote Control Welcome...13 Package Contents ...13 Features ...13 Overview ...15 TV Controls and Connectors...16 Front Panel...16 Right Side Panel ...17 Left Side Panel...18 Rear Panel ...19 Installing the TV...21 Connecting the AC Power Cord ...21 Preventing the TV from Falling Down ...21 Storing the Cables in the Cord Clamp...22 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna ...23...
  • Page 12 Using the Features Using the Memory Stick Viewer Using the Menus Operating a VCR ...54 Operating a Satellite Receiver ...54 Operating a Cable Box ...55 Operating a DVD Player...55 Overview ...57 Watching TV...58 Using Wide Mode ...59 Using Twin View ...60 Displaying Twin Pictures ...60 Activating the Picture ...61 Changing the Picture Size...62...
  • Page 13 Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options ...94 Viewing Blocked Programs ...94 Using the Setup Menu...95 Selecting Setup Options...95 Overview ...99 Glossary ...100 Contacting Sony ...101 Troubleshooting ...101 Twin View ...101 Remote Control ...102 Memory Stick ...102 Video ...104 Audio ...105 Channels ...105...
  • Page 15: Introducing The Tv

    Introducing the TV Welcome Thank you for purchasing the Sony Flat Panel Color TV. This manual is to be used with the following models: Package Contents The package contains the following: These items are all you need to set up and operate the TV in its basic configuration.
  • Page 16 Moving pictures will appear clearer and more natural-looking. • Newly developed PDP driver IC: Achieves high-precision gamma characteristics, using Sony’s unique digital technology. Fine gradation of dark scenes, which is not possible with conventional PDP, is realized by greatly enhancing resolution in the low brightness range.
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Tv

    Setting Up the TV Overview This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your TV. Topic TV Controls and Connectors Installing the TV Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna Connecting Optional Equipment Using the CONTROL S Feature Setting Up the Channel List VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing...
  • Page 18: Tv Controls And Connectors

    If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 101). Lights up in green when the TV set is turned on.
  • Page 19: Right Side Panel

    Right Side Panel Item 1 Main POWER 2 – CHANNEL + 3 – VOLUME + 4 INPUT 5 Memory Stick POWER CHANNEL VOLUME INPUT Description Press to turn on and off the main power of the TV Set. Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through channels, press and hold down either CHANNEL.
  • Page 20: Left Side Panel

    Left Side Panel Item 1 S VIDEO 2 VIDEO/ To open the slide cover Description Connects to the S VIDEO OUT jack on your camcorder or VIDEO IN 2 other video equipment that has S VIDEO. Provides better picture quality than composite video (2). Connects to the composite A/V output jacks on your L (MONO)/R camcorder or other video equipment.
  • Page 21: Rear Panel

    TV. Use a DVI-D single link cable. 7 CONTROL S Allows the TV to receive (IN) and send (OUT) remote control signals to other Sony IN/OUT infrared-controlled audio or video equipment that has the CONTROL S function.
  • Page 22 Jack Description 9 WOOFER OUT Connects to the input jack of your sub woofer. (VAR) q; AUDIO OUT Connects to the left and right audio input jacks of your audio or video equipment. You can (VAR/FIX) L/R use these outputs to listen to your TV’s audio through your stereo system. * High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection...
  • Page 23: Installing The Tv

    Installing the TV Connecting the AC Power Cord Preventing the TV After connections with antennas and other equipment are completed, be sure from Falling Down to attach the supplied clamp screws to the rear of the TV, and pass a sturdy cord or chain and attach it to a wall or pillar.
  • Page 24: Storing The Cables In The Cord Clamp

    Storing the Cables You can attach the supplied cord clamp to the rear of the TV to store the in the Cord Clamp connecting cables. Attach the supplied cord clamp to the TV stand with four supplied clamp rivets. Push the rivet head to attach the cord clamp to the TV stand. Pass the connecting cables from the right through the cable clamp.
  • Page 25: Basic Connections: Connecting A Cable Or Antenna

    Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna The way in which you will connect your TV varies, depending on how your home receives a signal (cable, cable box, antenna) and whether or not you plan to connect a VCR. If You Are Connecting Cable or Antenna Only Cable and Antenna Only Cable Box and Cable Only...
  • Page 26: Cable And Antenna Only

    Cable and Antenna For best results, use this connection if you: Only For antenna connection, use the supplied antenna cable. Cable Type Cable TV (CATV) and Antenna About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, you cannot view antenna channels in the right dual picture window.
  • Page 27: Cable Box And Cable Only

    Cable Box and Cable For best results, use this connection if: Only With this connection you can: To connect the cable box and cable Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble all channels.
  • Page 28 Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ... Use the cable box Tune the TV to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4) and then use the cable box to switch channels. Set up the TV remote control to Program the remote control.
  • Page 29: Cable Box Only

    Cable Box Only For best results, use this connection if: With this connection you can: About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, all channels come into the TV through your cable box and only one unscrambled signal is sent to the TV, so you cannot use the dual picture features.
  • Page 30 Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ... Use the cable box Tune the TV to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4) and then use the cable box to switch channels. Set up the TV remote control to Program the remote control.
  • Page 31: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Connecting Optional Equipment Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional equipment: If You Are Connecting VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing Satellite Receiver Satellite Receiver and VCR DVD Player with Component Video Connectors DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors Digital TV Set-Top Box with Component Video Connectors Digital Satellite Receiver with DVI-HDTV connector...
  • Page 32: Vcr And Cable

    VCR and Cable For best results, use this connection if: About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features. To connect the VCR and cable VHF/UHF CONVERTER Antenna cable (supplied) Your cable company does not require you to use a cable box.
  • Page 33 Watch cable channels Press Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See operate the VCR “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control to...
  • Page 34: Vcr And Cable Box

    VCR and Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features. With this connection you can: To connect a VCR and cable box, you need: To connect the VCR and cable box Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble...
  • Page 35 Watch the VCR Press Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See operate the cable box or VCR “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the remote control to...
  • Page 36: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    Two VCRs for Tape Connecting two VCRs lets you record from one VCR to the other. By Editing connecting them as shown below, you can view (monitor) what is being recorded. To connect two VCRs for tape editing Playback VCR A/V cable Use an A/V cable to connect the playback VCR’s A/V output jacks to the recording VCR’s A/V input jacks.
  • Page 37 To Do This ... Do This ... Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See operate the VCR(s) “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control to...
  • Page 38: Satellite Receiver

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver Rear of TV VHF/UHF CONVERTER Antenna cable (supplied) Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s satellite input jack. Use an A/V cable to connect the satellite receiver’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s A/V input jacks.
  • Page 39 Watch the satellite receiver Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony satellite receiver, you must program the remote control. See operate the satellite receiver “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control...
  • Page 40: Satellite Receiver And Vcr

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver and VCR and VCR Antenna cable (supplied) Rear of TV VHF/UHF CONVERTER Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s satellite input jack. Connect the CATV cable to the VCR’s VHF/UHF input jack. Use the supplied antenna cable to connect the VCR’s VHF/UHF output jack to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack.
  • Page 41 (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony VCR or satellite receiver, you must program the remote operate the satellite receiver or control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52.
  • Page 42: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    DVD Player with For best results, use this connection if your DVD player has component Component video (Y, P Video Connectors To connect a DVD player with component video connectors Rear of TV R -AUDIO- L (1080i/720p/480p/480i) ) jacks. Use three separate component video cables to connect the DVD player’s Y, P and P jacks to the Y, P...
  • Page 43 Watch the DVD player Press Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. See operate the DVD player “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control to...
  • Page 44: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    Watch the DVD player Press Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. See operate the DVD player “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control to...
  • Page 45: Digital Tv Set-top Box With Component Video Connectors

    Digital TV Set-Top To connect a digital TV set-top box with component video connectors Box with Component Video Connectors Component video cable Rear of TV DVI-HDTV IN R -AUDIO- L DVI-HDTV R -AUDIO- L HD/DVD IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ...
  • Page 46: Digital Satellite Receiver With Dvi-hdtv Connector

    Digital Satellite To connect a digital Satellite Receiver with DVI-HDTV connector Receiver with DVI-HDTV Connector Rear of TV DVI-HDTV IN DVI-HDTV R -AUDIO- L HD/DVD IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ... Watch the digital satelite receiver Press the illustration).
  • Page 47: Camcorder

    Camcorder For easy connection of a camcorder, the TV has the A/V input jacks on the left side. If you prefer, however, you can connect the camcorder to the TV’s rear A/V input jacks. To connect a camcorder Use an A/V cable to connect the camcorder’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s A/V input jacks.
  • Page 48: Audio Receiver

    Audio Receiver For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through your stereo system. To connect an audio system Rear of TV Use an audio cable to connect the TV’s audio output jacks to the audio receiver’s line input jacks.
  • Page 49: Sub Woofer

    AUDIO OUT (VAR/FIX) Using the CONTROL CONTROL S allows you to control your system and other Sony equipment S Feature with one remote control. In addition to allowing you to control multiple devices with one remote control, the CONTROL S feature allows you to always point your remote control at your TV, instead of having to point it at the other equipment, which might be hidden or out of direct line of sight.
  • Page 50: Setting Up The Channel List

    Setting Up the Channel List After you finish connecting your TV, you need to run Auto Setup, which automatically set up available channels. The Auto Program screen appears when you turn on your TV for the first time after hooking it up. Using Auto Setup To run Auto Setup the first time you turn on your TV Auto Setup automatically creates a list of receivable channels.
  • Page 51: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Overview This chapter describes how to set up, program, and use the TV’s remote control. Topic Inserting Batteries Button Descriptions Programming the Remote Control Using Other Equipment with Your TV Remote Control Inserting Batteries Open the battery compartment as illustrated below. Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching the terminals on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment.
  • Page 52: Button Descriptions

    Press to freeze the picture. Press again to restore the picture. For details, see “Using the Freeze Function” on page 64. Press to adjust the volume. CODE SET Press to program the remote control to operate non-Sony video equipment. For details, see “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. VOL+...
  • Page 53 Button Description qf RESET Press to reset the settings to the factory defaults. See pages 84 and 86. Also used to clear Favorite Channels (see page 63). qg PIC OFF Press to have the TV screen turn off. For details, see page 65. qh DISPLAY Press once to display the current channel number, current time, and channel label.
  • Page 54: Programming The Remote Control

    Beta, ED Beta VCRs 8 mm VCR VHS VCR DVD player If you have video equipment other than Sony brand that you want to control with the TV’s remote control, use the following procedure to program the remote control. Notes The equipment must have infrared (IR) remote capability in order to be used with the remote control.
  • Page 55 Manufacturer’s Codes VCRs Manufacturer Code Sony Admiral (M. Ward) Aiwa 338, 344 Audio Dynamic 314, 337 Broksonic 319, 317 Canon 309, 308 Citizen Craig 302, 332 Criterion Curtis Mathes 304, 338, 309 Daewoo 341, 312, 309 314, 336, 337 Dimensia...
  • Page 56: Using Other Equipment With Your Tv Remote Control

    To Do This ... Switch the TV’s input to the VCR, DVD player, or other connected equipment Set up the TV remote control to operate non-Sony equipment Operating a VCR To Do This ... Activate the remote control to operate the VCR...
  • Page 57: Operating A Cable Box

    Operating a Cable To Do This ... Activate the remote control to operate the cable box Turn on/off Select a channel Change channels Back to previous channel Operating a DVD Player To Do This ... Activate the remote control to operate the DVD Turn on/off Play...
  • Page 59: Using The Features

    Using the Features Overview This chapter describes how to use the features of your TV. Topic Watching TV Using Wide Mode Using Twin View Using Favorite Channels Using the Freeze Function Using Picture Off Page...
  • Page 60: Watching Tv

    Watching TV z For a complete list of all To Do This ... the functions of the remote Activate the remote control to control, see page 50. operate the TV Turn on/off the TV Tune directly to a channel Adjust the volume Mute the volume Alternate back and forth between two channels...
  • Page 61: Using Wide Mode

    Using Wide Mode Wide Screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several Wide Screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). Wide Zoom recommended for 4:3 picture to prevent image retention. z You can also access the Wide Mode settings in the Screen menu.
  • Page 62: Using Twin View

    Using Twin View Twin View lets you see two pictures from two sources — from an antenna, VCR, DVD, etc. — on the screen at the same time. You hear the sound from only one of the sources at a time, but you can choose which source’s sound is selected.
  • Page 63: Activating The Picture

    Activating the To activate the picture in the Picture right window Functions Available in the Active Window To Do This ... Tune to a channel (left window only) Adjust the volume Mute the volume Switch the TV’s input between sources connected to the TV’s VHF/UHF and AUX inputs Switch the TV’s input between sources connected to the TV’s...
  • Page 64: Changing The Picture Size

    Changing the The zoom feature lets you vary the relative size of the left and right pictures. Picture Size When you adjust the picture sizes, the TV memorizes the change. The next time you use the Twin View function, the memorized sizes appear. Press to activate the picture that you want to resize.
  • Page 65: Using Favorite Channels

    Using Favorite Channels The Favorite Channels feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorite channels that you specify. Creating a List of Favorite Channels z For details on using the Channel Menu, see page Displaying a List of Favorite Channels z To assign Channel Labels (e.g., ABC, HBO,...
  • Page 66: Using The Freeze Function

    Using the Freeze Function FREEZE use this feature to write down information such as phone numbers, recipes, etc. allows you to temporarily capture a program’s picture. You can The Freeze feature is not available while you are using the Twin View feature.
  • Page 67: Using Picture Off

    Using Picture Off The Picture Off feature lets you enjoy music from radio programs of digital broadcasts or DVDs with the TV screen turned off. OFF. Press The PICTURE OFF LED lights up in blue and the screen turns off. To cancel and return to normal viewing, press any button except for +/–, POWER, MUTING...
  • Page 69: Using The Memory Stick Viewer

    You can view: “Memory Stick”, “Memory Stick PRO”, “Memory Stick Duo” and “ ” are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Image files compressed in the JPEG format (DCF compliant) (with an extension, .jpg) MPEG1 files, MPEG MOVIE, MPEG MOVIE AD, MPEG MOVIE EX, MPEG MOVIE HQ, MPEG MOVIE HQX, MPEG MOVIE CV, VAIO Giga Pocket MPEG1.
  • Page 70: About Directory And File Names

    About Directory and Most Sony brand digital still and video cameras automatically record still File Names images using DCF compliant directory and file names, or record movies using the directory and file names as shown in the following examples: Still image files...
  • Page 71: Inserting And Removing A Memory Stick

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick If you are using a Memory Stick Duo, see “Inserting the Memory Stick Duo” on page 70. Inserting a Memory Stick To remove the Memory Stick, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on page 71. Locate the Memory Stick slot and insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot as illustrated below.
  • Page 72: Inserting The Memory Stick Duo

    Inserting the Memory Stick Duo is a new, compact version of the standard-sized Memory Memory Stick Duo Stick recording medium. To remove the Memory Stick Duo, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on page CAUTION: Inserting the Memory Stick Duo incorrectly may result in permanent damage to the Memory Stick Duo and the Before inserting a Memory Stick Duo into the TV’s Memory Stick slot, you must first insert the Memory Stick Duo into an adapter (sold...
  • Page 73: Removing A Memory Stick

    Removing a Memory Stick z When removing the Memory Stick, do not attempt to just pull it from its slot. Follow steps 1-3 (right). Check that the Memory Stick indicator is off. (When the light is on, this indicates that the TV is reading data from the Memory Stick.) Removing the Memory Stick while a file is being accessed (when the Memory Stick indicator on the TV’s right side panel is lit) may damage the Memory Stick or its contents.
  • Page 74: Displaying The Memory Stick Home (memory Stick Index)

    Displaying the Memory Stick Home (Memory Stick Index) Turn on your TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the still image or movie files you want to view. For details on inserting a Memory Stick, “Inserting a Memory Stick” on page 69. The Memory Stick Home appears, which displays thumbnails of still image and movie files stored on the Memory Stick.
  • Page 75: Using The Memory Stick Home

    Using the Memory Stick Home To Do This … Select the thumbnails Move the highlight to an image or movie thumbnail Display the previous or next page of thumbnails Display the Index menu of the highlighted image or movie file to access additional options Move the highlight to the Memory Stick menus to access...
  • Page 76 Movie Index Menu Option Full Screen image index menu only) Movie Player index menu only) Slide Show Protect Rotate index menu only) Delete Close Memory Stick Home Slide Show Options Filter : Still Movie Player Select Folder Slide Show Digi. Cam. Mode Protect Rotate Delete...
  • Page 77: Viewing Still Images

    Viewing Still Images When you select To Do This … Display the next or previous file on the Memory Stick Access additional options Exit Memory Stick Viewer Image Setup Menu To access the Image setup menu Options Option Return Full Screen from the Still image index menu and press , it displays as shown below.
  • Page 78 Option Information Protect Rotate Delete Description Allows you to turn on or off the display of file information. Select or Off. Allows you to protect this file from any changes. Selecting unlocks the protect. Allows you to rotate a still image in 90 degree increments clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Page 79: Playing Movies

    Playing Movies When you select Movie Player from the Movie index menu, it displays as shown below. To Do This … Play (or pause) the movie. Display the previous file on the Memory Stick Display the next file on the Memory Stick Stop playback.
  • Page 80: Movie Setup Menu Options

    Movie Setup Menu To access the Movie setup menu Options Option Information Audio Select Protect Delete Press to select the menu option. Press Press to select the desired option. Movie Setup Menu Return Information Audio Select Full Screen Protect Menu Delete Close No : 124/1234...
  • Page 81: Memory Stick Home Menu Options

    Memory Stick Home Menu Options The Memory Stick Home lets you select the Slide Show, Options and Select Folder menus that include additional options for each menu. To access the Memory Stick Home menu Slide Show Menu Options Option Start Advance Interval for still images)
  • Page 82: Options Menu Options

    Description Displays only JPEG and MPEG1 files defined by the DCF rules and JPEG and MPEG1 files recorded on a Sony digital still camera or digital video camera. Displays all folders within the directories. JPEG and MPEG1 files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.
  • Page 83: Using Select Folder Menu

    Using Select Folder Allows you to select different folders to view in the Memory Stick Viewer Menu when you set z To select the hidden folders, press to select or v. the slider and press Digi. Cam. Mode to Off. Current folder Memory Stick Home Slide Show...
  • Page 84: Precautions On Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro

    Precautions on When using Memory Stick media, Memory Stick PRO, follow these Memory Stick, precautions: Memory Stick PRO To avoid permanent damage to still image data, do not turn off the TV or remove Memory Stick media from the insertion slot while data is being read (as indicated by the Memory Stick indicator light being on).
  • Page 85: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Overview The Menu gives you access to the following features: Menu Icon z Press MENU to enter and exit Menus. Navigating Through Menus To Do This ... Display the Menu Move through the Menus Move through the Menu options z Menus include navigation help text that Select an option to change...
  • Page 86: Using The Video Menu

    Using the Video Menu To select the Video Menu To restore the factory default settings for the Video settings (excluding Advanced Video) of the Mode (Vivid, Standard, Pro.) the TV is set to: Selecting Video The Video Menu includes the following options: Options Option z To change from one...
  • Page 87 Option Advanced DRC Mode Video Palette are not available when watching 480p, 720p, and 1080i sources. DRC Palette is not available when Mild Mode is set to On. z For best results, adjust the Reality by pressing until you are satisfied with the level of detail.
  • Page 88: Using The Audio Menu

    Using the Audio Menu To select the Audio Menu To restore the factory default settings for Treble, Bass, and Balance Selecting Audio The Audio Menu includes the following options: Options Option Treble Bass Balance z To change quickly from Steady Sound one MTS to another, use MTS/SAP on the remote...
  • Page 89 Option Description Speaker Select to turn on the TV speakers. Select to turn off the TV speakers and listen to the TV’s sound only through your external audio system speakers. Audio Out This option can be set only when the Off.
  • Page 90: Using The Screen Menu

    Using the Screen Menu To select the Screen Menu Selecting Screen The Screen menu includes the following options: Mode Options Option z To change from one Wide Mode to another, Wide Mode WIDE MODE on the Select a Wide remote control. Mode to use for 4:3 sources.
  • Page 91 Option 4:3 Default Select the default Screen Mode to use for 4:3 sources z If 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting changes only for the current channel. When you change channels (or inputs), Wide Mode is automatically Vertical Center...
  • Page 92: Using The Channel Menu

    Using the Channel Menu To select the Channel Menu Selecting Channel The Channel Menu includes the following options: Options Option Favorite Channels Cable Channel Fix Useful when you have a cable box or satellite receiver connected Auto Program Press MENU. Press to highlight the Channel icon and press...
  • Page 93 Option z Channels that you set Channel to be skipped can be Skip/Add accessed only with the buttons. Channel Label is not available (grayed out) Channel Label when watching 480p, 720p, and 1080i sources. Description Allows you to customize the channel list that appears when you use the CH+/–...
  • Page 94: Using The Parent Menu

    Using the Parent Menu The Parent Menu allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. To select the Parent Menu Selecting Parent The Parent Menu includes the following options: Options z If you are not familiar Option with the Parental Guideline Parental Lock...
  • Page 95: Us Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    US Models: For US models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following options. Selecting Custom (For Canadian models, see page 94.) Rating Options Option z The Content-Based Movie Rating Ratings are linked to the level of the Age-Based Rating. For example, a program with an Age- Based Rating of TV-PG V...
  • Page 96: Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    Canadian Models: For Canadian models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following Selecting Custom options. (For US models, see page 93 Rating Options Option English Rating French Rating U.S.A. Rating Viewing Blocked You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press Programs when tuned to a blocked program, then enter the password.
  • Page 97: Using The Setup Menu

    Using the Setup Menu To select the Setup Menu z To move from within one Menu to the main Menu of icons, press B. Selecting Setup The Setup Menu includes the following options: Options Option Caption Vision Press MENU. Press to highlight the Setup icon and press V v B b...
  • Page 98 Option z When selecting Game, or Web, the TV decreases Video Label brightness to prevent image retention. z The Skip label is useful for inputs that do not have equipment connected to them. Game Picture Language Description Allows you to identify A/V equipment you connected to the TV, such as a VCR, DVD, etc.
  • Page 99 Option Clock/Timers z To go directly to programming Timer 1 or 2, press instead of pressing b. Description Lets you set the clock on your TV and allows you to program your TV for scheduled viewing using the Timers. Sleep Allows you to select the time in minutes (15, 30, 45, 60, or 90) that you want the TV to remain on before...
  • Page 100 Option Illuminated Description Allows you to illuminate the Sony logo on the front panel of the Illuminates the Sony logo while the power is turned on. Illuminates the Sony logo only when the power is switched to on or off.
  • Page 101: Overview

    Other Information Overview This chapter includes the following topics: Topic Glossary Contacting Sony Troubleshooting Specifications Optional Accessories Index Page...
  • Page 102: Glossary

    Glossary analog signal A signaling method that uses continuous changes in the amplitude or frequency of an electronic transmission to convey information. aspect ratio Refers to the ratio between the width and height of the screen. This TV has a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio, as opposed to a 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Page 103: Contacting Sony

    Contacting Sony If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Customer Information Services Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only) or (416) 499-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).
  • Page 104: Remote Control

    There may be more than one code for the equipment that you are attempting to operate. There is a possibility that some non-Sony equipment cannot be operated by your Sony TV remote. You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control.
  • Page 105 Problem Possible Remedies “Memory Stick type error” is displayed. “No files that can be displayed” is displayed. “No files in this folder that can be displayed” is displayed. “Memory Stick Locked” is displayed. “No movie file” is displayed. “No still file” is displayed. Cannot use Memory Stick Duo Blank square appears instead of a thumbnail image...
  • Page 106: Video

    If your TV does not turn on, and a red light keeps flashing, your TV may need service. Call your local Sony Service Center. Make sure the power cord is plugged in. POWER Press on the right side of the TV.
  • Page 107: Audio

    Audio Problem Possible Remedies Good picture, no sound Audio noise Cannot gain enough volume when using a cable box Sound seems weak or insufficient Cannot raise the volume on external speakers Channels Problem Possible Remedies Cannot receive upper channels (UHF) when using an antenna TV is fixed to one channel Cannot receive any channels when using cable TV...
  • Page 108: General

    General Problem Possible Remedies How to reset TV to factory settings How to restore Video settings to factory settings How to restore Audio settings to factory settings Cannot cycle through the other video equipment connected to the TV Cannot operate Menu Lost password LED on the TV is lit Turn off the main power of the TV set.
  • Page 109: Specifications

    Specifications Panel System Resolution Antenna Television System Channel Coverage Power Requirements Inputs/Outputs DVI-HDTV Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input CONTROL S (IN/OUT) Variable/Fixed Audio (OUT) Sub woofer (OUT) RF Inputs Screen Size (measured diagonally) Speaker Output Dimensions (W ×...
  • Page 110 Supplied Accessories Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Remote Control (1) RM-Y1001 AA Batteries (2) AC power code (1) Antenna cable (1) Cable clamp (1) Clamp rivets (4) Clamp screws (2) Cleaning cloth (1)
  • Page 111: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories A/V Cable (VC-810S/820S/830S) Component Video Cable (VMC-10/30) Control S Cable (RK-G69) Wall mount unit: SU-PW2 Floating stand: SU-PF2...
  • Page 112: Index

    Index 16:9 aspect ratio 59 4:3 aspect ratio 59 4:3 Default settings 89 ANT button 51, 58 Audio Menu 83, 86 Audio Out 87 audio receiver, connecting 46 Auto Program (channel setup) 48, 90 Auto SAP, MTS setting 86 AUX jack described 19 balance, adjusting 86 bass, adjusting 86 batteries, inserting in remote 49...
  • Page 113 hue, adjusting 84 Illuminated 98 interlaced 100 J, K JUMP button 50, 58 label channels 91 Language, setting 96 Memory Stick Close 74 delete a picture 74 Digi. Cam. Mode 80 Duo 70 Full Screen 74 Index Menu 73 inserting 69 Memory Stick Home 72 Movie Player 74 Playing Movies 77...
  • Page 114 turning on/off 87 using external speakers 87 specifications 107 Standard mode 84 STANDBY LED 16, 106 Steady Sound, described 14 Steady Sound, setting 86 Stereo, MTS setting 86 Stop button 50 surround sound 86 T, U TIMER indicator 16, 106 TO CONVERTER jack, described 19 transport buttons 50 treble, adjusting 86...
  • Page 116 Printed on 100% recycled paper. Printed in Japan...

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