Sony Bravia KF-42E200A Operating Instructions Manual

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© 2006 Sony Corporation
LCD Projection TV
Operating Instructions
Before operating the TV, please read the "Safety
Information" section of this manual.
Retain this manual for future reference.


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    KF-55E200A KF-50E200A KF-42E200A © 2006 Sony Corporation LCD Projection TV Operating Instructions Before operating the TV, please read the “Safety Information” section of this manual. Retain this manual for future reference. 2-697-763-12(1)

  • Page 2: Trademark Information

    Introduction Thank you for choosing this Sony product. Before operating the TV, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. Trademark information • Manufactured under license from BBE Sound, Inc. Licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under one or more of the following US patents: 5510752, 5736897.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Information ... 4 Overview of the remote ... 7 Overview of the TV buttons and indicators ... 9 Start-up Guide 1: Installing the TV ... 11 Recommended Viewing Area... 11 Carrying Your TV ... 11 Preventing the TV from Toppling Over ... 12 Installing the TV against a wall ...

  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety Information To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the LCD projection TV to rain or moisture. Dangerously high voltages are present inside the LCD projection TV. Do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. For general safety: •...

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    • Do not keep the LCD projection TV plugged in if you are not going to use it for several days. Even if your LCD projection TV is turned off, it is still connected to AC power when plugged into an outlet.

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    About the LCD projection TV • Although the LCD projection TV is made with high- precision technology, black dots may appear or bright points of light (red, blue, or green) may appear constantly on the screen. This is a structural property of the panel and is not a malfunction.

  • Page 7: Overview Of The Remote

    • Selects the connected equipment you want to operate with this remote. The button of the equipment which the remote can operate lights up when operation buttons are pressed. • Used to program the remote to operate Sony video/audio equipment. 4 Number buttons In TV mode: Selects channels (page 18).

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    – Sleep Timer (page 39) In TV mode: Activates Sleep Timer (page 39). In Text mode: Stands by the Text page (page 19). – TV mode (page 19, 21) Exits Text mode, or returns to TV mode. – Picture mode (page 26) Selects the picture mode.

  • Page 9: Overview Of The Tv Buttons And Indicators

    Overview of the TV buttons and indicators 1 MENU (page 23) Displays the TV menu. Confirms the selection or setting. Selects the video equipment connected to the TV’s video inputs. 3 2 +/-/ • Increases (+) or decreases (-) the volume. •...

  • Page 10: Projection Lamp

    • When the projection lamp wears out, the screen goes dark. Replace the lamp with a new Sony XL-2400 replacement lamp (not supplied). How to replace the lamp, see page 46. • After lamp is replaced, please set the “Lamp Replacement”...

  • Page 11: Installing The Tv, Recommended Viewing Area, Carrying Your Tv

    Recommended Viewing Area Your viewing position may affect the picture quality. For the best picture quality, install your TV within the areas shown below. Model Viewing distance KF-42E200A min. 1.8 m KF-50E200A min. 2.0 m KF-55E200A min. 2.1 m Horizontal Viewing Area...

  • Page 12: Preventing The Tv From Toppling Over, Installing The Tv Against A Wall

    50E200A)/SU-RG12L (for KF-50E200A, KF- 55E200A) with a support belt designed for your TV. Note When using the SU-RG11S for KF-42E200A (not supplied)/ SU-RG11M for KF-50E200A (not supplied)/SU-RG12L for KF-50E200A, KF-55E200A (not supplied) stand for your TV, you must use the support belt.

  • Page 13: Inserting Batteries Into The Remote

    2: Inserting batteries into the remote Notes • Observe the correct polarity when inserting batteries. • Dispose of batteries in an environmentally friendly way. Certain regions may regulate disposal of the battery. Please consult your local authority. • Do not use different types of batteries together or mix old and new batteries.

  • Page 14: Connecting An Antenna/vcr

    3: Connecting an antenna/VCR Antenna cable (not supplied) Antenna cable (not supplied) To antenna output To video and audio outputs Audio/Video cable (not supplied) l: Signal flow To 8 VHF/UHF (antenna) To 8 VHF/UHF (antenna) (S video input) S video cable (not supplied) To S video output...

  • Page 15: Switching On The Tv

    Connect your antenna with the antenna cable (not supplied). If connecting to an antenna only (A) Connect the male plug to the VHF/UHF (antenna) jack on the rear of the TV. Notes • Note that one end of the cable has a male plug fitted while the other end is fitted with a female jack.

  • Page 16: Selecting The Language, Auto-programming The Tv

    5: Selecting the language When you switch on the TV for the first time, the language menu appears on the screen. Press M/m/</, to select the language displayed on the menu screens, then press The message confirming that the TV starts auto program appears on the screen, then go to “6: Auto- programming the TV”.

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    The TV starts searching for all available channels. This may take some time. Do not press any buttons on the TV or remote until it is completed. Once all available channels have been stored, the TV returns to normal operation, displaying the channel stored on channel number 1.

  • Page 18: Watching Tv

    Watching TV Watching TV Press 1 on the TV (front side) to switch on the TV. When the TV is in standby mode (1 indicator on the front of the TV is red), press TV "/1 on the remote to switch on the TV. Press the number buttons or PROG +/- to select a TV channel.

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    To access Text Press /. Each time you press /, the display changes cyclically as follows: Text t Text over the TV picture (mix mode) t No Text (exit the Text service) To select a page, press the number buttons or PROG +/-.

  • Page 20: Tools Operation (for Tv)

    To change the screen mode manually to suit the broadcast Press repeatedly to select Wide Zoom, Normal, Full or Zoom. Wide Zoom* Enlarges the center portion of the picture. The left and right edges of the picture are stretched to fill the 16:9 screen.

  • Page 21: Viewing Pictures From Connected Equipment

    Viewing pictures from connected equipment Switch on the connected equipment, then press repeatedly until the correct input symbol (see below) appears on the screen. On Screen Input jacks Display Video : 1 (Rear) Video 1 Audio : 1 (Rear) Video 1 Video : 2 (Side) Video 2 Video : 2 (Side)

  • Page 22: Twin Picture Function

    For PC input Tools Menu Close Picture Sound Wide Mode Item You can Close Close the Tools Menu. Picture Adjust picture (page 26). Sound Adjust sound (page 29). Wide Mode Select the screen mode. Twin Picture function You can view two pictures (external input and TV program) on the screen simultaneously.

  • Page 23: Navigating Through Menus

    Using MENU Functions Navigating through menus “MENU” allows you to enjoy various convenient features of this TV. You can easily select channels or inputs sources and change the settings for your TV. Press to display the menu. Icon Description TV List Assigns a channel name of your choice up to five letters or numbers (page 34).

  • Page 24: Overview Of The Settings Menu Options

    Overview of the Settings menu options The following options are available in each menu. Also, see page in parentheses for details of each menu. Options for TV and video input Picture Picture Mode (26) Reset (26) Advanced Iris (27) Picture/Brightness/Color/Hue (27) Color Temperature (27) Sharpness (27) Noise Reduction (28)

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    Options for PC input Picture Display Mode (26) Reset (26) Advanced Iris (27) Picture/Brightness (27) Color Temperature (27) Sound Sound Mode (29) Reset (29) Treble/Bass/Balance (29) Effect (30) Speaker (30) Audio Out (30) Screen Wide Mode (31) Auto Adjustment (32) Phase/Pitch (32) Horizontal Center/Vertical Center (32) Setup...

  • Page 26: Picture Menu, Picture Mode, Display Mode, Reset

    Picture menu Picture Mode Video Selects the picture mode. Press M/m to select one of the following picture modes, then press Vivid: Enhanced picture contrast and sharpness. Standard: Standard picture settings recommended for home entertainment. Custom: Professional monitor-like appearance settings. You can also change the picture mode by pressing Display Mode Selects the optimum display mode for video or text source.

  • Page 27: Advanced Iris, Color Temperature, Sharpness

    Advanced Iris Video By selecting the iris option, you can obtain the best brightness and contrast suited for your TV viewing. Press M/m to select one of the following, then press Auto1*: Recommended option for viewing programs that have larger variation in brightness from scene to scene.

  • Page 28: Noise Reduction, Drc Mode, Drc Palette, Advanced Video

    Noise Reduction Video Reduces the picture noise (snowy picture) in a weak broadcast signal. Press M/m to select one of the following, then press Auto: Automatically reduces the picture noise. High/Medium/Low: Modifies the effect of the noise reduction. Off: Turns off the noise reduction feature. Note This option cannot be used in Twin Picture, Picture Freeze mode.

  • Page 29: Sound Menu, Sound Mode, Reset, Treble/bass/balance, Steady Sound

    Sound menu Sound Mode Video Selects the sound effects. Press M/m to select one of the following sound effects, then press Dynamic: Enhances treble and bass. Standard: For standard sound. Recommended for home entertainment. Custom: Flat response. Also allows you to store your preferred settings. You can also change the sound mode by pressing 9 repeatedly.

  • Page 30: Volume Level, Effect, Speaker, Audio Out

    Volume Level Video Decreases or increases the sound level. Press </, to set the level, then press Effect Video Provides the surround sound effect. Press M/m to select one of the following sound effects, then press TruSurround XT: Adds a surround effect based on TruSurrond technology (for stereo programs only).

  • Page 31: Screen Menu, Wide Mode, Auto Wide, Default

    Screen menu Wide Mode Video Selects the wide mode manually. For details about the wide mode, see page 20. Press M/m to select “Wide Zoom”, “Normal”, “Full” or “Zoom” (see page 20 for details), then press Note You cannot select “Normal” when input signals are 720p/1080i/PC input (XGA/WXGA). You can also select the wide mode manually by pressing Auto Wide Video...

  • Page 32: Display Area, Screen Shift, Vertical Size, Auto Adjustment, Phase/pitch, Horizontal Center/vertical Center

    Display Area Video Enlarges the screen slightly. Press M/m to select “-1”, or “-2” to enlarge more, then press To restore the original size, select “Normal”. Screen Shift Video Adjusts the screen position horizontally and vertically, however, vertical adjustment is available only in Zoom mode.

  • Page 33: Program Menu, Auto Program, Manual Program

    Program menu Auto Program Tunes in all the available channels. Usually you do not need to perform this operation because the channels are already tuned in when the TV is first installed (page 16). However, this option allows you to repeat the process (e.g., to retune the TV after moving house, or to search for new channels that have been launched by broadcasters).

  • Page 34: Digit Direct, Program Label, Program Block

    Option Skip VHF Low/ VHF High/ 1Digit Direct Setting “1Digit Direct” to “On”, you can switch the channel to the one assigned to a number button as soon as you press the button. To enjoy the benefit of this feature, assign the channels you frequently watch to the program positions which are equivalent to the number buttons using “Program Sorting”...

  • Page 35: Program Sorting

    Program Sorting Channels are assigned to the program positions sequentially when they are tuned in during auto-programming. “Program Sorting” allows you to replace the channel assigned to a program position with another channel. Press M/m to select the channel you want to assign to another program position, then press Press M/m to select the program position you want to assign the channel to, then press...

  • Page 36: Setup Menu, Game Mode, Power Management, Video Label, Language

    Setup menu Game Mode Video The TV is optimized for playing games. Press Power Management Switches to standby mode when there is no signal input for 10 minutes. Press M/m to select “On”, then press “TV will turn off soon” appears on the screen one minute before the TV switches to standby mode. Video Label Video Assigns a name (jack number or equipment type) to the equipment connected to the side and...

  • Page 37: Video2(component), Image Shift, Cooling Mode, Lamp Replacement, Cinema Drive

    Video2(Component) Video Selects the type of the video jack to be used from those on the left side of the TV. Press M/m to select one of the following, then press Auto: Activates the component video jacks (Y, P jack is selected when the component video jacks are not connected. Off: Activates the composite video jack ( Image Shift Video...

  • Page 38: Color System, Initial Reset

    Color System Video Sets the color system of the TV to that of the source you want to play back. Press M/m to select the color system, then press Usually select “Auto” so that an appropriate color system for the source is selected automatically.

  • Page 39: Timer Menu, Sleep Timer, On Timer

    Timer menu Sleep Timer Video Sets a period of time after which the TV automatically switches itself into standby mode. Press M/m to select the desired time period in minute (“15M”/“30M”/“45M”/ “60M”/“90M”/“120M”), then press (Timer) indicator on the TV (front side) lights up in amber. Tips •...

  • Page 40: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Using Optional Equipment Connecting optional equipment You can connect a wide range of optional equipment to your TV. Connect the cables, matching the colors of the plugs with those of the jack. Connecting to the side/rear of the TV Camcorder without component video out...

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    Connecting to the rear of the TV 1 (S video input) t1/3 (video input) L (MONO) (audio input) R (audio input) Video game equipment DVD player without component output *1Use an HDMI cable, HDMI-to-DVI cable, or adaptor (not supplied). *2When using an HDMI cable, it is not necessary to connect the audio cable. When To t1/3 (video input) L (MONO) (audio input) R (audio input)

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    To L (audio output) R (audio output) DVD recorder To T (video output) L (audio output) R (audio output) Hi-Fi audio equipment...

  • Page 43: Programming The Remote

    To turn off the sound of the TV speakers, set “Speaker” to “Off” (page 30). Programming the remote If you have Sony VCRs/DVDs and Sony DVD Home Theater Systems/Amplifiers, do the following procedure to program the remote so that you can operate them using this remote. Note Before you start, look up the three-digit code for your equipment on page 44.

  • Page 44: Using Other Equipment With The Remote

    To check if the code works Aim the remote to the equipment, then press "/1. If the equipment responds, the programming is completed. If not, try the next code listed. Equipment’s codes Equipment Code 001*, 002, 003, 004 101*, 151, 201, 202, 203 Amplifier 301, 302, 303, 304, 401*, 402, 403, 451 * Factory setting...

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    Press play stop X (press again to resume pause normal playback) M or m during search the picture forward or backward playback specify the previous chapter/ track specify the next chapter/track > V v B b, move highlight (cursor), and select 2+/-, % change volume...

  • Page 46: Replacing The Lamp

    Electric appliances can cause fire or high temperature, resulting in injury or death. Be sure to follow the instructions below. • Use a Sony XL-2400 replacement lamp (not supplied) for replacement. Use of any other lamp may damage the LCD projection TV.

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    Lamp door Put the outside lamp cover back in its place. Notes • Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-2400 replacement lamp. • Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging in/unplugging the connecting cords. Rough handling may cause the TV to fall, damaging the TV, the TV stand and the floor.

  • Page 48: Specifications

    Ultra high pressure lamp, 100 W Screen Size: KF-55E200A: 55 inches (approx. 138.4 cm measured diagonally) KF-50E200A: 50 inches (approx. 125.5 cm measured diagonally) KF-42E200A: 42 inches (approx. 105.2 cm measured diagonally) Power Consumption: 195 W Standby Power Consumption: 1 W or less Dimensions (w ×...

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    500 mVrms (100% modulation) Impedance: 47 kilohms Headphones i Stereo minijack Impedance: 16 ohms Sound Output 12 W + 12 W Optional accessories TV stand KF-55E200A: SU-RG12L KF-50E200A: SU-RG11M/SU-RG12L KF-42E200A: SU-RG11S Lamp Unit XL-2400 Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    • Check antenna/cable connections. • Check the antenna location and direction. Contact a Sony dealer for advice. • Set Image Shift to an appropriate value. The default setting is Auto. If doubled images appear with Auto, select the best value from 1 to 4 (see page 37).

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    • Keep the antenna cable away from other connecting cables. • Do not use a 300-ohm twin lead cable as interference may occur. • Adjust the antenna direction for the minimum interference. Contact a Sony Picture noise when viewing a •...

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    • The antenna connection is loose or the antenna cable is damaged. Check the cable and connection on the TV, VCR, and on the wall (page 14). • Adjust the antenna direction for the minimum interference. Contact a Sony dealer for advice.

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    Teletext services. cable and connection on the TV, VCR, and on the wall (page 14). Contact a Sony dealer for advice. tuning (“Fine”) function (page 33). with an electronic gun or rifle cannot be used with your TV. For details, see the instruction manual supplied with the video game software.

  • Page 54: Index

    Index Numerics 1Digit Direct 34 4:3 Default 31 A/B button 8 Advanced Iris 27 Advanced Video 28 Antenna, connecting 14 Audio equipment 42 Audio Out 30 Auto Adjustment 32 Auto Program 16 Auto Wide 31 Balance 29 Bass 29 Batteries, inserting into the remote BBE 30 Brightness 27 Channels...

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