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2-148-836-12 (1)
Flat Panel Color TV
Operating Instructions
KDE-37XS955
KDE-42XS955
KDE-50XS955
2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-148-836-12 (1) Flat Panel Color TV Operating Instructions KDE-37XS955 KDE-42XS955 KDE-50XS955  2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Serial No. 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 1-877-899-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents...
  • Page 3: Important Notice

    WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose the TV to rain or moisture. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN ATTENTION RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS OUVRIR PRECAUCION RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELECTRICO NO ABRIR CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER ( OR BACK ) .
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    SU-PF3M (for KDE-37/42XS955) To Customers Sufficient expertise is required for installing the specified product. Be sure to subcontract the installation to Sony dealers or contractors and pay adequate attention to safety during the installation. To Sony Dealers For installation of SONY WALL-MOUNT BRACKET, or SONY FLOATING STAND, be sure to read and follow the instructions supplied with those optional products.
  • Page 5: Ac Power Cord

    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: Damage Requiring Service

    Dispose of used batteries To preserve our environment, dispose the used batteries according to your local laws or regulations. Damage requiring service If the surface of the TV cracks, do not touch it until you unplug the AC power cord. Otherwise electric shock may result.
  • Page 7 Leave some space around the unit. Otherwise, adequate air-circulation may be blocked causing overheating and cause fire or damage the unit. When installing the unit on the wall 10 cm (4 inches) When installing the unit using a stand 10 cm (4 inches) Never install the unit as follows: Air circulation is blocked.
  • 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 TV 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: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Introducing the TV Setting Up the TV Welcome...11 Package Contents...11 Features ...12 Overview ...15 TV Controls and Connectors...16 Front panel ...16 Side panel ...17 Rear panel...18 Connecting the Power Cord ...20 Preventing the TV from Toppling Over...21 Bundling the Connecting Cables ...22 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna ...23 Cable or Antenna ...24 Cable Box and Cable ...25...
  • Page 10 Operating a Cable Box...60 Operating a Satellite Receiver ...60 Operating a VCR ...61 Operating a DVD Player or DVD Changer ...61 Operating a 5.1ch DVD AV System (Sony DAV) ...62 Operating a DVD/VCR Combo Unit ...62 Operating an AV Receiver ...62 Overview ...63 Watching TV...64...
  • Page 11 Using the Memory Stick Viewer Using the Menus About Memory Stick...75 Features ...75 Memory Stick Compatibility ...76 Memory Stick Functionality ...76 File Compatibility ...77 Trademark Information...77 Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick ...78 Inserting a Memory Stick...78 Inserting the Memory Stick DUO...79 Removing a Memory Stick ...80 Using the Memory Stick Index ...81 Using the Memory Stick Index ...82...
  • Page 12 Other Information Overview ...109 Glossary ...110 Contacting Sony ...111 Troubleshooting ...111 Twin View ...111 Remote Control ...112 ™ CableCARD ...112 Channels ...113 Memory Stick ...114 Audio ...115 Video ...116 General ...117 Specifications ...118 Optional Accessories...120 Index ...121...
  • Page 13: 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 14: Features

    Cable, etc.), to create a picture that is precise and finer in detail, rivaling high definition resolution. Incoming HD signals (1080i) are also bitmapped, utilizing Sony’s proprietary algorithm to provide a crisp and clear picture; • IFP (Image Format Processor): The Digital Texture Enhancer function of this chip provides the optimal contrast by utilizing a wide dynamic range.
  • Page 15 Wide Screen Mode: Watch conventional 4:3 aspect ratio broadcasts in wide screen (16:9) mode. Favorite Channels: Allows you to preview and select from 16 of your favorite channels. ® Steady Sound : Equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and commercials.
  • 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 Connecting the Power Cord Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna Connecting Optional Equipment Using CableCARD™ Setting Up the Channel List Making Video Connections About Using S VIDEO VCR and Cable...
  • Page 18: Tv Controls And Connectors

    Lights up in green when the TV set is turned on. The LED does not light up when the main power is turned off. If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate the display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 111). Receives IR signals from the remote control.
  • Page 19: Side Panel

    Side panel Left side STD/DUO Item 1 Memory Stick 2 Memory Stick 3 VIDEO 2 IN 4 VIDEO 2 IN 5 Main POWER 6 + CHANNEL – 7 + VOLUME – 8 TV/VIDEO Description When lit, indicates that the Memory Stick is being read. indicator (Do not remove the Memory Stick when the indicator is lit.) Memory Stick insertion slot.
  • Page 20: Rear Panel

    Rear panel AC IN OPTICAL OUT CableCARD R-AUDIO -L VIDEO IN R-AUDIO -L ( MONO ) R-AUDIO -L ( 1080i/720p/480p/480i ) Jack Description 1 AC IN Connects the supplied AC power cord. 2 DIGITAL AUDIO Connect to the optical audio input of a digital audio component that is PCM/Dolby Digital (OPTICAL) OUT compatible.
  • Page 21 IN 180W (6Ω) MAX use the TV speakers as a center speaker. qa 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: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connecting the Power Cord Complete other connections prior to connecting the power cord. Connect the power cord to the AC IN connector of the TV. Secure the AC power plug to the display’s AC IN jack. AC IN (Power supply input) AC plug holder jack of the (supplied)
  • Page 23: Preventing The Tv From Toppling Over

    Preventing the TV from Toppling Over WARNING Be sure to take measures to prevent stand from toppling over. If you fail to do so, the TV may topple over and cause injury. Anchor the TV to a wall, pillar, etc., to prevent it from toppling over. Prepare a commercially available strong rope or chain and wall anchor bracket beforehand.
  • Page 24: Bundling The Connecting Cables

    Bundling the You can bundle the connecting cables using the supplied cord clamp with a Connecting Cables cable band at the rear of the TV. Bundle the connecting cables. Rear of TV Attach the supplied cord clamp for the AC power cord. Remove the cable cover.
  • 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 Cable Box and Cable Cable Box...
  • Page 26: Cable Or Antenna

    Cable or Antenna For best results, use this connection if you are connecting a cable or an antenna and you: For antenna connection, use the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied). Cable Type VHF Only or combined VHF/UHF Cable Note on Using This Connection To Do This ...
  • Page 27: Cable Box And Cable

    Cable Box and Cable For best results, use this connection if: z Before connecting a cable box, See “Using CableCARD™” on page 51. With this connection you can: About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features for unscrambled channels coming directly into the TV’s CABLE input jack.
  • Page 28: Cable Box

    Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: z Before connecting a cable box, See “Using CableCARD™” on page 51. 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 29 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 remote control to Program the remote control.
  • Page 30: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Connecting Optional Equipment Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional equipment: If You Are Connecting About Using S VIDEO 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 Satellite Receiver with HDMI Connector...
  • Page 31: About Using S Video

    About Using S VIDEO Example of an S VIDEO Connection Equipment with S VIDEO If the optional equipment you are connecting has an S VIDEO jack (shown at left), you can use an S VIDEO cable for improved picture quality (compared to an A/V cable). Because S VIDEO carries only the video signal, you also need to connect audio cables for sound, as shown below.
  • 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 Rear of TV VIDEO IN R-AUDIO -L VIDEO...
  • Page 33 Press Watch cable channels Press Set up the 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 58. Activate the remote control to Press...
  • Page 34: Vcr And Cable Box

    VCR and Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: z Before connecting a cable box, See “Using CableCARD™” on page 51. 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...
  • Page 35 Watch the VCR Press Set up the 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 58. 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 View (monitor) what is being Press recorded Set up the 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 58. Activate the remote control to...
  • Page 38: Satellite Receiver

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver Rear of TV VIDEO IN R-AUDIO -L VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO ( MONO ) A/V cable 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 (VIDEO 1 or 3).
  • Page 39 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 page 58. Press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION).
  • Page 40: Satellite Receiver And Vcr

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver and VCR and VCR Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter. Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect one of the splitter’s two output jacks to the TV’s CABLE jack. Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect the splitter’s other output jack to the satellite receiver’s VHF/UHF input jack.
  • Page 41 CABLE Splitter CATV cable 75-ohm coaxial cable 75-ohm coaxial cable Rear of TV 75-ohm coaxial cable Satellite Receiver A/V cable VIDEO IN R-AUDIO -L VIDEO S VIDEO S VIDEO ( MONO ) Satellite antenna cable A/V cable (Continued)
  • Page 42 Press (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the 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 58.
  • Page 43: 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 DVD Player ) jacks. Use a component video cable to connect the DVD player’s Y, P output jacks to the Y, P and P input jacks (VIDEO 4 or 5) on the TV.
  • Page 44 Watch the DVD player Press Set up the 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 58. Activate the remote control to...
  • Page 45: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    Watch the DVD player Press Set up the 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 58. Activate the remote control to...
  • Page 46: Digital Satellite Receiver With Hdmi Connector

    Digital Satellite To connect a Digital Satellite Receiver with HDMI connector Receiver with HDMI Connector Digital Satellite Receiver To connect a Digital satellite receiver with DVI-HDTV connector If the Digital Satellite Receiver does not have an HDMI connector, you can connect the TV’s HDMI IN connector to the Digital Satellite Receiver’s DVI-HDTV OUT connector using the HDMI cable (not supplied).
  • Page 47 Digital Satellite Receiver Audio cable (not supplied) Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ... Watch the digital satellite Press receiver the illustration). Label video inputs to easily See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105. identify equipment connected to the TV Use an Audio cable to connect the Digital Satellite Receiver’s AUDIO...
  • Page 48: Dvd Player Or Digital Satellite Receiver Via Av Receiver With

    DVD Player or Use this connection if you have a digital audio device that is PCM/Dolby Digital Satellite Digital compatible, such as an AV Receiver with a Dolby Pro Logic system decoder. Receiver via AV Receiver with To connect a DVD player or digital satellite receiver via AV receiver with CENTER SPEAKER CENTER SPEAKER IN terminals IN Terminals...
  • Page 49 Rear of TV R-AUDIO -L HD/DVD IN ( 1080i/720p/480p/480i ) Audio cable Component video cable DVD Player or Digital Satellite Receiver When using the TV’s speakers as the center speaker Using which you want to use the TV’s speakers as the center speaker, and set to SPEAKER cord FRONT R CENTER...
  • Page 50: Camcorder

    Camcorder For easy connection of a camcorder, the TV has front A/V input jacks. If you prefer, 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 (VIDEO 2).
  • Page 51: 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 Audio cable Sub Woofer Use a monaural audio cable to connect the TV’s SUBWOOFER OUT jack to the sub woofer’s input jack.
  • Page 52: Device With An Optical (digital Audio) Connector

    Audio) Connector Using the CONTROL CONTROL S allows you to control your system and other Sony equipment S Feature with a single remote control. In addition, 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 53: Using Cablecard

    TV with the CableCARD Check with your cable TV company for CableCARD limitations, pricing, and availability, all of which are determined by your cable TV company — not Sony. Activating Before you can use CableCARD ™...
  • Page 54: Removing The Cablecard

    KDE-50XS955 CAUTION: Inserting the CableCARD z You can also access damage to the card and the TV. information about your ™ CableCARD in the Applications Menu (see page 108). Removing the In the event you want to cancel your service, contact your cable TV ™...
  • Page 55: Setting Up The Channel List

    Setting Up the Channel List After you finish connecting your TV, you need to run Initial Setup, which automatically sets up available analog and digital channels. The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on your TV for the first time after hooking it up.
  • Page 57: Overview

    Using the Remote Control Overview This chapter describes how to set up, program, and use the remote control. Topic Inserting Batteries Button Descriptions Programming the Remote Control Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control Inserting Batteries Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching the batteries to the diagram inside the remote control’s battery compartment.
  • Page 58: Button Descriptions

    Button Descriptions 1 DVD/VCR, DVD/ SAT/ POWER MUTING CABLE MODE VIDEO PICTURE WIDE DISPLAY 2 MUTING 3 PICTURE GUIDE FAVORITES MENU 4 WIDE TOP MENU 6 GUIDE POWER SOUND /TV/SAT ANT SAVING MODE GUIDE 7 FAVORITES 8 FUNCTION RESET MTS/SAP JUMP 9 DVD/VCR q;...
  • Page 59 Button Description qd RESET Press to reset the settings to the factory defaults. See pages 92 and 95. Also used to clear Label Channels. (Twin View) Press to turn on and off Twin View. For details, see page 69. qg POWER Press to turn on and off the TV.
  • Page 60: Programming The Remote Control

    DVD/ SAT/ POWER MUTING CABLE SAT/Cable MODE If you have video equipment other than Sony brand that you want to control VIDEO PICTURE WIDE DISPLAY with the TV’s remote control, use the following procedures to program the remote control. GUIDE...
  • Page 61 Zenith Toshiba Samsung Broksonic Panasonic HDD/DVD Combo Units Manufacturer Code Sony 770, 771, 772 5.1ch DVD AV System Manufacturer Code Sony (DAV) 601, 602, 603, AV Receivers Manufacturer Code Sony VCRs Manufacturer Code Sony 301, 302, 303 Admiral (M. Ward)
  • Page 62: Using Other Equipment With Your Remote Control

    Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control To operate other connected equipment with your TV, first turn to page 59 and program the necessary code. For operating video equipment, press TV/VIDEO connected equipment. Remote control operation tips are provided below. Operating a Cable To Do This ...
  • Page 63: Operating A Vcr

    Operating a VCR To Do This ... Activate the remote control to operate the VCR Turn on/off Change channels Record Play Stop Fast forward Rewind the tape Pause Search the picture forward or backward Operating a DVD Player or DVD To Do This ...
  • Page 64: Operating A 5.1ch Dvd Av System (sony Dav)

    Operating a 5.1ch DVD AV System To Do This ... (Sony DAV) Activate the remote control to operate the DVD Turn on/off Select other equipment connected to the DAV Skip a disk Display the DVD menu Display the menu (setup)
  • Page 65: Overview

    Using the Features Overview This chapter describes how to use the features of your TV. Topic Watching TV Using the Program Guide Using Wide Screen Mode Using Twin View Using Favorite Channels Page...
  • Page 66: Watching Tv

    Watching TV z For a complete list of all To Do This ... the functions of the Activate the remote control to remote control, see page 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 67: Using The Program Guide

    Using the Program Guide Displaying the The program guide lets you review program information and select both Program Guide analog and digital channels. To display the program guide: Press currently selected program showing in the background. Program title and description, program Make Way for Ducks! duration, time remaining, Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two...
  • Page 68: Using Additional Program Guide Options

    Using Additional Press Program Guide options, which allow you to customize the settings of the program on the currently tuned channel. Options Option Alternate Video (when available) Alternate Audio (when available) while in the program guide’s channel list to display the following Make Way for Ducks! Series follows the aquatic misadventures of Henry and Riley, two wayward ducks on a unique mission.
  • Page 69: Using Wide Screen Mode

    Using Wide Screen Mode Wide screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide z You can also access the screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). screen mode settings in the Screen menu. For details, see page 97. Changing the Wide Screen Mode for 4:3 Source (Standard definition source) original source Example WIDE...
  • Page 70 Changing the Wide Screen Mode for 16:9 Source (High definition source) original source Upconverted 4:3 Example Description Wide Zoom WIDE of the picture are stretched to fill the 16:9 screen. Wide Zoom Normal (This mode is not available.) WIDE Full displays the picture at its original size.
  • Page 71: 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 72: Activating The Picture

    Activating the You can use the Picture using Twin View. To Do This ... Do This ... To activate the picture in the right window To activate the picture in the left window Functions Available in the Active (Highlighted) Window To Do This ...
  • Page 73: Changing The Picture Size

    Changing the The zoom feature lets you vary the relative size of the left and right pictures. Picture Size To Do This ... Do This ... Enlarge the active picture Make the active picture smaller When you adjust the picture sizes, the TV memorizes the change.
  • Page 74: 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. You can create a list using the Favorite Channels option in the Channel Menu, or by using the Add to Favorites feature in the Favorite Channels guide.
  • Page 75: Using The Favorite Channels Guide

    Using the Favorite Channels Guide Press FAVORITES. The Favorite Channels list appears. Press to highlight the channel you want to watch. To add the current channel to the list of Favorite Channels, highlight Add to Favorites and press Press to select the channel you want to watch. To change your Favorite Channels list, highlight press Favorite Channels...
  • Page 77: About Memory Stick

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer About Memory Stick Memory Stick (sold separately) is a compact, portable, and versatile Integrated Circuit recording medium with a data capacity that makes it perfect for portable applications, such as digital photography. Memory Stick is specially designed for sharing digital data among Memory Stick compatible products such as digital cameras and digital video cameras.
  • Page 78: Memory Stick Compatibility

    Functionality television in the following cases: Sony recommends that you back up all data stored on Memory Stick media to avoid potential data loss. In the above two cases, in order to avoid potential data corruption that may occur, be sure to back up data prior to use with the TV’s Memory Stick Viewer.
  • Page 79: File Compatibility

    File Compatibility The Memory Stick Viewer is compatible with JPEG images taken with Sony digital still cameras and MPEG1 and camcorders. In order to be viewable in the Memory Stick Viewer, the files must have the following file name extensions:...
  • Page 80: Inserting And Removing A Memory Stick

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick Inserting a Memory Stick To remove the Memory Stick, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on page 80. CAUTION: If you are using a Memory Stick DUO or Memory Stick PRO DUO with your TV, do not use the Memory Stick with its adaptor.
  • Page 81: Inserting The Memory Stick Duo

    Inserting the Memory Stick DUO is a new, compact version of the standard-sized Memory Stick DUO Memory Stick recording medium. Insert the Memory Stick DUO as shown below. To remove the Memory Stick DUO, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on page 80.
  • Page 82: Removing A Memory Stick

    Removing a Memory To remove a Memory Stick Stick 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 LED on the TV’s side panel is lit) may damage the Memory Stick or its contents.
  • Page 83: Using The Memory Stick Index

    Using the Memory Stick Index Turn on the TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the photo or movie files you want to view. For details, see page 78. The Memory Stick Index appears, which displays thumbnail images of the files stored on the Memory Stick.
  • Page 84: Using The Memory Stick Index

    Using the Memory The following describes how to use the Memory Stick Index. Stick Index To Do This ... Move the highlight to a photo, voice memo thumbnail Display the highlighted photo, voice memo, or movie file full screen Display the next page of thumbnails Display the previous or next page of...
  • Page 85: Viewing Photos

    Viewing Photos When you select a photo from the Memory Stick Index (described on page 81), it displays as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected photo Selected photo Previous/next buttons Photo Menu bar Photo Controls To Do This ... Display the next or previous file on the Memory Stick z When the Menu is...
  • Page 86: Photo Menu Bar Options

    Photo Menu The Photo Menu bar lets you access additional photo viewing options. Bar Options To access the Photo Menu bar Option Index Slide Show View z JPEG files that are File protected are indicated by the Lock icon. z The Print Quantity feature is also known as DPOF (Digital Print...
  • Page 87: Using Zoom And Pan

    Using Zoom To Zoom and Pan a photo and Pan Summer 2004 / DSC00012 To Do This ... Zoom in (increase magnification) or out (decrease magnification) Pan (move the photo left, right, up, down) Exit the Zoom/Pan controls Exit Memory Stick Viewer Using Rotate To Rotate a photo z You cannot rotate a...
  • Page 88: Playing Movies

    Jul 30, 2004 12:59PM Enlarge Index Slide Show File MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer. Do This ... Highlight Enlarge, and then press the movie controls again, press movie ends, the movie controls are displayed again.
  • Page 89: Movie Menu Bar Options

    Movie Menu To access the Movie Menu bar Bar Options Option Index z MPEG1 files that are protected are indicated by the Lock icon. Slide Show File Index ighlight in the Movie Menu bar Press to select Index, Slide Select the desired option. Description Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the thumbnail of the currently displayed movie.
  • Page 90: Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options

    Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options Slide Show Menu The Slide Show Menu includes the following options: Options Option Start z The Slide Show Menu is Music the same whether you select it from the Memory Stick Index (page 81), Photo (page 83), or Movie (page 86) Menus.
  • Page 91: Contents Menu Options

    Stick Viewer. Digital Camera Selects all folders within the directories Folders defined by the DCF rules used by Sony digital cameras (see page 90). JPEG and MPEG1 files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.
  • Page 92: Notes On Using Memory Stick Media

    Notes on Using Memory Stick Media About DCF File Most Sony brand digital still and video cameras automatically record still Names photo and movie files using DCF compliant directory and file names. If you selected the page 89, you might want to have your digital camera’s instruction manual handy in order to check how files and directories are organized for your specific model of digital camera.
  • Page 93: Navigating Through 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 Select an option to change z Menus include help text that appears at the top Select (confirm) changed setting...
  • Page 94: Using The Video Menu

    Using the Video Menu To select the Video menu To restore the factory default settings for the Video settings: Selecting Video The Video menu includes the following options: Options Option z To change from one Mode to another, use Picture PICTURE button on the Mode...
  • Page 95 Option Noise Reduction Direct Mode is not Direct Mode On available when watching 480p or 720p Game Mode On sources. Advanced Video DRC Mode Palette are not available when watching 480p or 720p sources or Twin View. Also not available when Direct Mode is set to Game Mode...
  • Page 96 Option BN Smoother is not Advanced available when Video watching 480p, 720p, (continued) and 1080i sources, or using Memory Stick or Twin View. Description BN Smoother Select to reduce the block noise caused by digital video encoding and decoding process. It is especially effective for watching a DVD or digital TV pictures.
  • Page 97: 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 Sound Mode Customized picture viewing Treble Treble Bass are not Bass available when Woofer Level...
  • Page 98 Option Center Speaker Phase Audio Out Easy control of volume adjustments Speaker Description Select the video input (TV, Video 1-6) you want to use the TV’s speakers as the center speaker. This option can be set when the Center Speaker In to ON.
  • Page 99: Using The Screen Menu

    Using the Screen Menu To select the Screen menu Selecting Screen The Screen menu includes the following options: Options Option z To change from one Wide Mode option to Wide Mode another, use WIDE Select a Wide the remote control. Mode to use for 4:3 sources.
  • Page 100 Option 4:3 Default Select the default Screen Mode to use for 4:3 sources 4:3 Default functions only when the TV receives 480i or 480p signals. z If 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting changes only for the current channel.
  • Page 101: 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 Channel Fix Useful when you have a cable box or a satellite receiver connected Auto Program Digital Channels Add z Channels that you set Show/Hide to be hidden can be...
  • Page 102 Option Label Channels Description Allows you to assign labels (such as station call letters) to channel numbers. Press to scroll through the channel numbers. Then press to select the channel number that you want to assign a label. V v B b Label Press to highlight...
  • Page 103: Using The Parental Lock Menu

    Using the Parental Lock Menu The Parental Lock menu allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. To select the Parental Lock menu Selecting Parental The Parental Lock menu includes the following options: Lock Options z If you are not familiar Option...
  • Page 104: Us Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    US Models: For US models, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options. For Selecting Custom Canadian models, see page 103. 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...
  • Page 105: 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 102 Rating Options Option English Rating French Rating U.S.A. Rating Viewing Blocked You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press Programs tuned to a blocked program, then enter the password.
  • Page 106: 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 Info Banner Press MENU. Press to highlight the Setup icon and press...
  • Page 107 Select to display all on-screen Menus in your language of choice. Enables you to select a specific color for the on-screen menus. Allows you to illuminate the Sony logo on the front panel of the Illuminates the Sony logo while the power is turned on.
  • Page 108: Programming Caption Vision

    Programming If you selected the Caption Vision can change the following settings: Option Basic Advanced Digital CC Advanced Settings option under Program Caption Vision Description Allows you to select basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption options. CC1, CC2, Displays a printed version of the dialog or CC3, CC4 sound effects of a program.
  • Page 109: Using The Applications Menu

    Using the Applications Menu To select the Applications menu Selecting The Applications Menu includes the following options: Applications Option Options Memory Stick Clock/Timers z To go directly to programming Timer 1 or 2, press instead of Press MENU. Press to highlight the Applications icon and press V v B b Press...
  • Page 110 Option z To return to the Timer Menu after programming one of the Timers, press when the highlight is in the channel number field. z To return to the Timer Menu after setting the Current Time, press when the highlight Diagnostics is in the minute field.
  • Page 111: Glossary

    Other Information Overview This chapter includes the following topics: Topic Glossary Contacting Sony Troubleshooting Specifications Optional Accessories Index Page...
  • Page 112 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 113: 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 114: 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 115 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 Cannot receive or select channels Some digital cable channels are not being displayed Press to select the VHF/UHF input (see page 57).
  • Page 116: Memory Stick

    Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not be compatible with the Memory Stick Viewer. MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer. is selected (see page 89), or in the is selected (see page 89).
  • Page 117: Audio

    Check the screen if there is a display message stating the WOOFER is disconnected. If the message is shown, you may need to contact your dealer or Sony Customer Information Service Center to check the connection. disappears from the screen (see page 56).
  • Page 118: 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 the button on the right side of the TV.
  • Page 119: 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 TIMER LED on front panel is lit Digital cable box does not work...
  • Page 120: Specifications

    Specifications Panel System Display resolution Antenna Television System Channel Coverage Power Requirements Inputs/Outputs HDMI IN Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input CONTROL S (IN) CONTROL S (OUT) Digital Audio Optical Output (PCM/Dolby Digital) Variable/Fixed Audio (OUT) Sub woofer (OUT) ™...
  • Page 121 Mass Power Consumption Supplied Accessories Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. KDE-37XS955 51.0 kg (112 lb 7 oz) KDE-42XS955 56.5 kg (124 lb 9 oz) KDE-50XS955 68.0 kg (149 lb 14 In Use KDE-37XS955: 350 W KDE-42XS955: 385 W KDE-50XS955: 450 W In Standby 0.5 W...
  • Page 122: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories HDMI cable Component video cable S video cable A/V cable Audio cable Optical cable Control S cable: RK-G69 TV Stand: SU-PF3L (for KDE-50XS955) SU-PF3M (for KDE-37/42XS955) SU-PW3M (for KDE-37/42/50XS955)
  • Page 123: Index

    Index 4:3 Default settings 98 Alternate Audio 66 Alternate Video 66 ANT button 57 Applications menu 91, 107 Audio Menu 91, 95 Audio Out 96 AUDIO OUT jack, described 19 audio receiver, connecting 49 Auto Program (channel setup) 53 Auto SAP, MTS setting 95 balance, adjusting 95 bass, adjusting 95 bilingual audio 95...
  • Page 124 Label channels 100 videos 105 Language, setting 105 Memory Stick DUO 79 features 75 Index 81 indicator 17 inserting 78 panning photos 85 photo options 84 playing movies 86 precautions 90 removing 80 rotating photos 85 slide show options 88 slot 17 troubleshooting 114 viewing photos 83...
  • Page 125 zoom feature, with Twin View Zoom mode, setting 97, 98...
  • Page 128 Printed on 100% recycled paper. Printed in Japan...

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