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Sony KV-27HS420 Instructions: TV stand (primary manual) Operating Instructions Manual

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4-102-732-21
KV-27HS420
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KV-30HS420
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KV-32HS420
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KV-34HS420
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KV-36HS420
Operating Instructions
Sony Corporation
http://www.sony.net.com
Printed in U.S.A.
©2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-102-732-21 KV-27HS420 KV-30HS420 KV-32HS420 KV-34HS420 KV-36HS420 Operating Instructions Sony Corporation http://www.sony.net.com Printed in U.S.A. ©2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 The model and serial numbers are provided on the front of this instruction manual and at the rear of the TV. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Trademark Information WOW, TruSurround and the symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS For your protection, please read these instructions completely, and keep this manual for future reference. Carefully observe and comply with all warnings, cautions and instructions placed on the set, or described in the operating instructions or service manual. WARNING To guard against injury, the following basic safety precautions should be observed in the installation, use, and servicing of the set.
  • Page 4 Ventilation The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom 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. ❑...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega Overview ...7 Presenting the FD Trinitron Wega ... 7 Setting Up the TV Overview ...9 TV Controls and Connectors...10 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna...12 Connecting Optional Equipment ...14 Using the CONTROL S Feature ...31 Setting Up the Channel List ...32 Using the Remote Control Overview ...33...
  • Page 7 Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options ...56 Viewing Blocked Programs ...56 Using the Timer Menu ...57 Using the Setup Menu ...58 Overview ...61 Glossary ...62 Contacting Sony ...63 Troubleshooting...63 Remote Control ...63 Channels ...64 Video ...64 Audio ...65 General ...65 Specifications ...66...
  • Page 8: Overview

    Introducing the FD Trinitron Wega Overview This chapter describes the contents of the package in which the TV is shipped and provides an overview of the features of your Wega TV. Presenting the FD Trinitron Wega The FD Trinitron Wega (pronounced VAY-GAH) is characterized by outstanding contrast, uncompromising accuracy, and corner-to- corner detail.
  • Page 9 ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ Favorite Channels: Allows you to set up and select from eight of your favorite channels. ™ ClearEdge VM Velocity Modulation: Sharpens picture definition by enhancing vertical lines. ® Steady Sound : Equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and commercials.
  • Page 10: Overview

    Setting Up the TV Overview This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your TV. Topic TV Controls and Connectors Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna Connecting Optional Equipment Using the CONTROL S Feature Setting Up the Channel List About the AC The AC power cord is attached to the rear of the TV with a hook.
  • Page 11: Tv Controls And Connectors

    TIMER LED If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the TV needs service (see “Contacting Sony” on page 63). When lit, indicates one of the timers is set. When the timer is set, this LED will remain lit even if the TV is turned off.
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    You can use these outputs to listen to your TV’s audio through your stereo system. 6 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 13: 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 a VCR ❑...
  • Page 14 Notes on Using a Cable Box 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 Program the remote control.
  • Page 15: 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...
  • Page 16: Making Video Connections

    Making Video Your TV includes several types of video inputs. When connecting your TV, use the inputs that are available on your components that Connections provide the best video performance, as described below. About Using S VIDEO Example of an S VIDEO Connection Equipment with S VIDEO Best Video Performance HDMI (High-Definition...
  • Page 17: Vcr And Cable

    VCR and Cable For best results, use this connection if: ❑ To connect the VCR and cable Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 15. Your cable company does not require you to use a cable box. Connect the CATV cable to the VCR’s VHF/UHF input jack. Use a coaxial cable to connect the VCR’s VHF/UHF output jack to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack.
  • Page 18 Watch cable channels Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See to operate the VCR “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 37-38. Activate the TV remote Press...
  • Page 19: Vcr And Cable Box

    VCR and Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: ❑ With this connection you can: ❑ ❑ ❑ To connect a VCR and cable box, you need: ❑ ❑ ❑ To connect the VCR and cable box Using S VIDEO jacks? See page 15.
  • Page 20 Press illustration). Use the VCR to change channels. Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See to operate the cable box or “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 37-38.
  • Page 21: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    View (monitor) what is being Press recorded illustration above). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See to operate the VCR(s) “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 37-38. Activate the TV remote Press...
  • Page 22: Satellite Receiver

    Do This ... Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the satellite receiver input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). If you have a non-Sony satellite receiver, you must program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 37-38. Press SAT/CABLE FUNCTION.
  • Page 23: Satellite Receiver And Vcr

    Watch the VCR Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR or satellite receiver, you must program the to operate the satellite remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 37-38. receiver or VCR...
  • Page 24 CATV cable Splitter (not supplied) Satellite antenna cable Coaxial cable Coaxial Satellite receiver cable Coaxial cable A/V cable Cables are often A/V cable color-coded to connectors. Connect red to red, white to white, etc.
  • Page 25: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    DVD Player with For best results, use this connection if your DVD player has component video (Y, P Component Video Connectors To connect a DVD player with component video connectors DVD player Cables are often color-coded to connectors. Connect red to red, white to white, etc.
  • Page 26 Watch the DVD player Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. to operate the DVD player See “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 37-38. Activate the TV remote...
  • Page 27: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    Watch the DVD player Press illustration). Set up the TV remote control If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. to operate the DVD player See “Programming the Remote Control” on pages 37-38. Activate the TV remote...
  • Page 28: Dvi-equipped Device

    DVI-Equipped If you have a device, such as an HDTV receiver, that has DVI (Digital Video Interface) output, use the following connection. Device To connect a device that has DVI OUT: ✍ Note on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ...
  • Page 29: Hdmi-equipped Device

    HDMI-Equipped If you have a device, such as an HDTV receiver, that has a High- Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), use the following Device connection. To connect a device that has HDMI OUT: ✍ Note on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ...
  • Page 30: Camcorder

    Camcorder For easy connection of a camcorder, the TV has front A/V input jacks. If you prefer, however, you can connect the camcorder to the TV’s rear A/V input jacks. Using S VIDEO jacks? To connect a camcorder See page 15. VIDEO 2 INPUT VIDEO S VIDEO...
  • Page 31: 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 Use an audio cable to connect the TV’s audio output jacks to the audio receiver’s line input jacks. Audio cable To line input Receiver...
  • Page 32: Using The Control S Feature

    Using the CONTROL S Feature CONTROL S allows you to control your system and other Sony equipment 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 33: Setting Up The Channel List

    Setting Up the Channel List After you finish connecting your TV, you need to run Auto Setup to set up your channels. The Auto Program screens appear when you turn on your TV for the first time after hooking it up. Using Auto To run Auto Program the first time you turn on your TV Program...
  • Page 34: Overview

    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 Inserting Batteries ✍ Remove the battery cover from the remote control. Insert two size AA (R6) batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E terminals on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment.
  • Page 35: Button Descriptions

    Button Descriptions...
  • Page 36 MUTING Press to mute the sound. Press again or press SYSTEM OFF Press to turn off all Sony brand audio/video equipment at once. (May not function with older Sony equipment. Does not function with DVD/VCR combination unit.) TV/VCR/DVD Press to change the VHF/UHF output of the VCR (or DVD/VCR combination unit).
  • Page 37 Button Description DISPLAY Press once to display the current channel number, current time, and channel label (if set) and other information. Press again to turn Display off. SCREEN MODE KV-27/32/36HS420 Only Zoom. Also available in the Setup menu (page 60). For details on using Screen Mode, see page 41.
  • Page 38: Programming The Remote Control

    Programming the Remote Control If you have video equipment other than Sony brand (or if you have a Sony DVD/VCR combination unit) that you want to control with the TV’s remote control, use the following procedure to program the remote control.
  • Page 39 Manufacturer’s Codes VCRs Manufacturer Code Sony 301, 302, 303 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...
  • Page 40: Using The Features

    Using the Features Overview This chapter describes how to use the features of your TV. Topic Watching TV Using Screen Mode Using Favorite Channels Using Other Equipment with Your TV Remote Control Watching TV To Do This ... For a complete list of all Activate the remote control to the functions of the remote operate the TV...
  • Page 41: Using Screen Mode

    Using Screen Mode Models The Screen Mode feature lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). KV-30/34HS420 Only ✍ You can also change the Screen Mode settings in the Screen menu. For details, see page 50. ❑...
  • Page 42: Models Kv-27/32/36hs420 Only

    Models The Screen Mode feature is useful when a 480i signal has been upconverted to a 720p or 1080i signal, which results in undesirable KV-27/32/36HS420 “black bars” appearing on all four sides of the picture. Using the Only Screen Mode feature, you can enlarge these pictures, minimizing the size of the black bars.
  • Page 43: Using Favorite Channels

    Using Favorite Channels The Favorite Channels feature lets you select programs from a list of up to eight favorite channels that you specify. Creating a List of Favorite Channels For details on using the Channel Menu, see page 52. Displaying a List of Favorite Channels Press...
  • Page 44: 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 (and Sony DVD/VCR combination unit) Operating a VCR To Do This ... Activate the remote control...
  • Page 45: 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 To Do This ... Player Activate the remote control to operate the DVD Turn on/off Play Stop...
  • Page 46: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Overview The Menu gives you access to the following features: Menu Icon Press MENU to enter and exit Menus. KV-30/34HS420 Only Timer functions are included in the Setup menu. Navigating Through Menus To Do This ... Display the Menu Move through the Menus Move through the Menu options Menus include navigation...
  • Page 47: Using The Video Menu

    Using the Video Menu To access the Video Menu, follow these steps: Display menu To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting Video Options You can also change the Mode setting using the PICTURE MODE button on the remote control.
  • Page 48 Option ClearEdge VM Velocity Modulation You can also change the DRC Mode DRC Mode setting using the Digital DRC MODE button on the remote Reality control. Creation To restore the factory default settings for Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Sharpness, Color Temp and ClearEdge VM. ❑...
  • Page 49: Using The Audio Menu

    Using the Audio Menu To access the Audio Menu, follow these steps: Display menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting Audio The Audio Menu includes the following options: Options Option Treble Bass Balance...
  • Page 50 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 to Off.
  • Page 51: Using The Screen Menu

    Using the Screen Menu To access the Screen Menu, follow these steps: Display menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. Press to exit the Menu. MENU Selecting Screen The Screen menu includes the following options: Mode Options Option Screen Mode You can also change the...
  • Page 52 Option 4:3 Default If 4:3 Default is set to Select the default anything but Off, the Screen Screen Mode to Mode setting changes only for use for 4:3 sources the current channel. When you change channels (or inputs), Screen Mode is automatically replaced with the 4:3 Default setting.
  • Page 53: Using The Channel Menu

    Using the Channel Menu To access the Channel Menu, follow these steps: Display menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting Channel The Channel Menu includes the following options: Options Option Favorite Channels Cable Channel Fix...
  • Page 54 Option Description Channel Label Allows you to assign labels (such as station call letters) to channel numbers. You can label up to 20 channels. Highlight Channel Press to scroll through the channel numbers (1- 125). Then press that you want to assign a label. Label Highlight Press...
  • Page 55: 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 access the Parent Menu, follow these steps: Display menu Highlight Use the buttons on the remote control to enter a four-digit password. If this is the first time you are creating this password, confirm the password by entering it again.
  • Page 56: Us Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    US Models: For US models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following options. (For Canadian models, see page 56.) Selecting Custom Rating Options Option Movie Rating The Content-Based Ratings are linked to the level of the Age-Based Rating. For example, a program with an Age-Based Rating of TV-PG V (Violence) rating may contain moderate...
  • Page 57: Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    Canadian Models: For Canadian models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following options. (For US models, see page 55 Selecting Custom Rating Options Option English Rating French Rating U.S.A. Rating Viewing Blocked You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press the Programs ENTER password.
  • Page 58: Using The Timer Menu

    Using the Timer Menu To access the Timer Menu, follow these steps: Display menu Highlight To exit the Menu, press Selecting Timer The Timer Menu includes the following options: Options Option Timer 1 Timer 2 To go directly to programming Timer 1 or 2 in step 1, press instead of pressing b.
  • Page 59: Using The Setup Menu

    Using the Setup Menu To access the Setup Menu, follow these steps: Display menu Highlight To change settings, press Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Menu, press Selecting The Setup Menu includes the following options: Setup Options Option Caption Vision Info Banner Caption Vision: Off...
  • Page 60 Option Video Label Skip label is useful for inputs that do not have equipment connected to them. Tilt Correction Normally, Tilt Correction Vertical Correction only need to be adjusted the first Vertical Correction time you turn on the unit and after the unit is moved to a new location.
  • Page 61 Option Clock/Timers To go directly to programming Timer 1 or 2, press instead of pressing b. To return to the Timer Menu after programming one of the Timers, press when the highlight is in the channel number field. To return to the Timer Menu after setting the Current Time, press when the highlight is in the...
  • Page 62: Overview

    Other Information Overview This chapter includes the following topics: Topic Glossary Contacting Sony Troubleshooting Specifications Optional Accessories Index Page...
  • Page 63: 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. KV-27/32/36HS420 models have a 4:3 aspect ratio; KV-30/34HS420 models have a a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio. component video Component video is sent through three cables: two color shade (chrominance) signals and one brightness (luminance) signal.
  • Page 64: 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 65: Channels

    TV memory (see page 52). 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.
  • Page 66: Audio

    Audio Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Good picture, no sound ❏ ❏ Cannot gain enough volume when using a cable box ❏ Sound seems weak or insufficient ❏ Cannot raise the volume on external audio speakers ❏ General Problem Possible Remedies ❏...
  • Page 67: Specifications

    Specifications Picture Tube Antenna Television System Channel Coverage Power Requirements Inputs/Outputs HDMI Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input CONTROL S (IN/OUT) Variable/Fixed Audio (OUT) Supplied Accessories Visible Screen Size (Picture Measured Diagonally) Actual CRT Size (Picture Measured Diagonally) Speaker Output FD Trinitron®...
  • Page 68: Optional Accessories

    Dimensions (W x H x D) Mass Power Consumption Optional Accessories KV-27HS420 784 x 601.5 x 520 mm (30 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 20 1/2 in) KV-30HS420 898 x 604 x 564.5 mm (35 3/8 x 23 3/4 x 22 1/4 in) KV-32HS420 898 x 698 x 598 mm (35 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 23 1/2 in)
  • Page 70: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons 36 16:9 (widescreen) 8 16:9 aspect ratio 40 4:3 aspect ratio 40 4:3 Default settings 51 antenna, connecting 12 aspect ratio 59 Audio Menu 45 Audio Out 49 audio receiver, connecting 30 Auto Program (channel setup) 32 Auto SAP, MTS setting 48 balance, adjusting 48 bass, adjusting 48...
  • Page 71 JUMP button 35 label channels 53 Language, setting 59 MENU button 10 Menus Audio 45 Channel 45 Parent 45 Setup 45 Timer 45 Video 45 Mono, MTS setting 48 Movie mode 46 MTS 48 MTS/SAP button 35 MUTING button 35 Neutral, Color Temperature 46 Normal mode, setting 50 off, turning off the TV 10...
  • Page 72 Variable audio setting 49 using with TV remote control 43 with cable box, connecting 18 with cable, connecting 16 with satellite receiver, connecting 22 Vertical Center, adjusting 51 Vertical Correction 32 Vertical Size, adjusting 51 VHF/UHF jack, described 11 VIDEO (L/R)/AUDIO jacks, described 11 Video Menu 45 Video modes, selecting 46 Vivid mode 46...

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