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and Quick Setup Guide
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SXRD Projection TV
Operating Instructions
© 2007 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 United States Canada 1-800-222-SONY (7669) 1-877-899-SONY (7669) Sony will work to resolve your questions more quickly than your retailer or place of purchase. Please Do Not Return the Product to the Store Printed in U.S.A. SXRD Projection TV Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    Safety s Operate the TV only on 120 V AC. s Use the AC power cord specified by Sony and suitable for the voltage where you use s The plug is designed, for safety purposes, to fit into the wall outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact your dealer.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Indicators ...24 Quick Setup Guide (separate volume) Provides a variety of optional equipment connection diagrams. Programming the Remote Control...25 Operating Sony Brand Video Equipment ...25 Programming Non-Sony Video Equipment ...25 Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control...27 Using the Menus Adjusting TV Settings ...30...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 5: Replacement Parts

    Electric shock Do not touch the AC power cord or the TV with a wet hand. If you plug/unplug the AC power cord from the TV with a wet hand, it may cause electric shock. Cleaning s Clean the rear cover area of the TV regularly. Dust in the rear cover area may cause a problem with the cooling system of the TV set.
  • Page 6: Welcome To The World Of Bravia

    Welcome to the World of BRAVIA™ Thank you for purchasing this Sony BRAVIA™ high-definition television. The quality of the image you see on your BRAVIA TV is only as good as the quality of the signal it receives. To experience the full detail of your new BRAVIA TV, you need access to HD programming.
  • Page 7: Tv Home Menu: Xmb (xrossmediabar)

    TV Home Menu: XMB ™ The XMB is a menu of BRAVIA features and input sources displayed on the TV screen. The ™ is an easy way to select programming and adjust settings on your BRAVIA TV. Press the ™ HOME button on your remote control to access the XMB From the horizontal Media Category Bar you can control: •...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    As a protective measure, secure the TV as follows. Using the TV stand with support belts Sony strongly recommends using the TV stand SU-RS12X with a support belt designed for your • When using the SU-RS12X stand for your TV, you...
  • Page 9: When Installing Your Tv Against A Wall

    When Installing Your TV against a Wall Keep your TV at least 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall to provide proper ventilation. Blocking the ventilation opening of the cooling fan may damage the TV. 12 inches (approx. 30 cm) 4 inches (10 cm) Never install the TV as follows:...
  • Page 10: Screen

    (one minute or less) before the picture appears. s When the projection lamp wears out, the screen goes dark. Replace the lamp with a new Sony XL-5200 replacement lamp (not supplied). s After lamp is replaced, please set the Lamp Replacement option in the General settings (see page 43).
  • Page 11: Locating Inputs And Outputs

    2. Locating Inputs and Outputs Left Side SERVICE VHF/UHF/CABLE VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) Item Description 1 VHF/UHF/CABLE RF input that connects to your Cable or VHF/UHF antenna. 2 VIDEO IN 1 Connects to the S VIDEO output jack of your VCR or other video equipment that has S VIDEO S VIDEO.
  • Page 12 Item Description 4 DIGITAL OUT Connects to the optical audio input of your digital audio equipment that is PCM/Dolby (OPTICAL) Digital compatible. Dolby Digital Audio signal from the HDMI input will be output as PCM. Dolby Digital Audio signal from digital channels will be output as it is. 5 AUDIO OUT Connects to the left and right audio input jacks of your analog audio equipment.
  • Page 13: Connecting The Tv

    3. Connecting the TV Cable System or VHF/UHF Antenna System You can enjoy high-definition and standard- definition digital programming (if available in your area) along with standard-definition analog programming. • This TV is capable of receiving unscrambled digital programming for both cable (QAM and 8VSB) and external VHF/UHF antenna (ATSC).
  • Page 14 Shown with DVI Connection AUDIO-R (red) AUDIO-L Side of TV (white) AUDIO AUDIO • If the equipment has a DVI jack and not an HDMI jack, connect the DVI jack to the HDMI IN 1 (with DVI-to-HDMI cable or adapter) jack and connect the audio jack to the AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks of HDMI IN 1. For details, see page 12.
  • Page 15: Pc Input Signal Reference Chart

    Use the TV as a monitor for your PC. Shown below with the HD15 to HD15 connection. This TV can also be connected to a PC with DVI or HDMI output. (Refer to the separate Quick Setup Guide.) • Connect the PC IN jack to the PC using an HD15- HD15 cable with ferrite core (analog RGB, not supplied) and audio cable (page 12).
  • Page 16: Other Equipment

    Other Equipment Camcorder Game system VHF/UHF/ CABLE COMPONENT IN SERVICE (1080p/1080i/720p/480p/480i) VHF/UHF/CABLE VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO DIGITAL OUT AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) (VAR/FIX) Analog Digital audio equipment audio equipment (A/V Receiver/Home Theater) • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV. Digital recorder AUDIO...
  • Page 17: Using Hdmi Control For Bravia Theatre Sync

    Setting the HDMI Control In order for the HDMI Control function to operate, the TV and other Sony HDMI Control equipment must be setup. See page 43 on how to turn the HDMI Control On. For other equipment, refer to the operating instructions for that equipment.
  • Page 18: Setting Up The Channel List - Initial Setup

    4. Setting Up the Channel List – Initial Setup The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on the TV for the first time. Initial Setup Please select a language. Language settings will apply to on screen display as well as default audio for digital channels. Highlight a choice and press to continue.
  • Page 19: Using The Tv Features

    Using the TV Features Remote Control and TV Controls/Indicators Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment of the remote control. Remote Control and TV Controls Push and slide to open.
  • Page 20: Add To Favorites

    CC Display, see page 40. 8 DMe Press to access features in the optional BRAVIA external module. See your dealer or for more information. The module may not be available in your region. 9 SOUND Press to cycle through different sound settings: Dynamic for...
  • Page 21 Button Description qs BD, DVD When FUNCTION is selected with BD (Blu-ray Disc), or STB DVD or STB, these buttons operate the video equipment you Operating have programmed into the remote control. For details, see Buttons “Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control” on page &m PREV: Press to replay the current program from the previous chapter mark (if any) or from the beginning of the live TV cache.
  • Page 22 Button Description ws WIDE Press repeatedly to step through the Wide Mode settings: Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom. The Wide Mode settings can be also accessed in the Screen settings (see page 35). Changing the Wide Screen Mode (For PC timing, see below) 4:3 Original source Standard-definition source Wide Zoom...
  • Page 23 Button Description wd PICTURE Press repeatedly to cycle through the available picture modes: Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Photo, Custom. (Available options depend on the current mode.) The picture modes can also be accessed in the Picture settings. For details, see Picture settings on page 32. wf INPUT Press to display the list of External Inputs and TV mode.
  • Page 24: Indicators

    Indicators TIMER Item Description 1 Speaker Outputs the audio signal. 2 TIMER LED Lights up in orange when the timer is set. This LED will remain lit even if the TV is turned off. For details, see page 32. 3 LAMP LED The projection lamp has burned out.
  • Page 25: Programming The Remote Control

    The remote control is preset as indicated below so that you do not need to program the remote control. Sony Equipment Programmable Code Number 101 (Sony Blu-ray Disc Player) 751 (Sony DVD Player) 801 (Sony Satellite Receiver) Programming Non-Sony Video Equipment Follow the steps below to program your TV’s...
  • Page 26 Mitsubishi Panasonic Philips 811, 902, 903 RCA/PROSCAN 802, 808, 902, 903 Toshiba 806, 807 Samsung 812, 902, 903 * If an Aiwa VCR does not work even though you enter the code for Aiwa, enter the code for Sony instead.
  • Page 27: Using Other Equipment With Your Remote Control

    Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control Make sure that the equipment is programmed on the remote control (page 25). Press INPUT repeatedly until you see the video input on the screen for your connected equipment. Remote control tips are provided below. •...
  • Page 28 Press ... Specify the previous chapter/track > Specify the next chapter/track Return to the previous display RETURN 5.1ch DVD AV System (Sony DAV) To Do This ... Press ... Activate the remote control to operate DVD (FUNCTION) the DVD Turn on/off...
  • Page 29 To Do This ... Press ... Specify the previous chapter mark Specify the next chapter mark > Stop Pause Record Open the Favorites List FAVORITES Open the Guide OPTIONS Open Main Menu HOME V v B b Move highlight (cursor) Select item RETURN Close on-screen display...
  • Page 30: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus The HOME button allows you to access the TV Home Menu on the XMB (XrossMediaBar) as well as a variety of TV features. Settings Media Category Icons Adjusting TV Settings Customize the TV settings with various options. Settings Explanations of different Settings start from page 32.
  • Page 31: Navigating Through Tv Home Menu On Xmb

    Navigating through TV Home Menu on XMB Press HOME to display the XMB Press B/b to select a Media Category icon. Settings Available TV Available settings and channels are features are listed under listed under the TV icon. the Settings icon.
  • Page 32: Tv Setting Description

    TV Setting Description Product Support Contact Sony Sony contact information is available from this screen for your convenience. Your TV’s specific information such as Model Name, Serial Number, Software Version and downloadable ratings version, if available from the TV, is displayed here.
  • Page 33 • Picture Mode for all inputs can also be accessed by pressing PICTURE on the remote control to directly toggle the modes. • The options for Picture Mode may differ depending on the Video/Photo Optimizer setting (see page 38). Reset Resets the current Picture Mode setting to the default values.
  • Page 34: Sound Settings

    DRC Palette Allows you to customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity). Press the arrow buttons to highlight DRC Palette then press The DRC Palette appears. Press the arrow buttons to adjust the position of the marker (z). As you move the z higher along the Reality axis, the picture becomes more detailed.
  • Page 35: Screen Settings

    Voice Zoom Adjusts the clarity of human voices. For example, if the voice of a news announcer is indistinct, you can turn up this setting to make the voice clearer. Conversely, if you are watching a sports program, you can turn down this setting to soften the voice of the commentator.
  • Page 36 4:3 Default Wide Zoom Select the default screen mode to use for 4:3 Normal sources Full Zoom • 4:3 Default is not available when Auto Wide is set to Off. • If 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting applies only to the current channel.
  • Page 37: Video Options Settings

    Wide Mode Normal Full 1 Full 2 Zoom • Wide Mode can also be accessed by pressing WIDE on the remote control. • See WIDE button description on page 22 for accessing Wide Mode. Video Options Settings Motion Enhancer Activates Motionflow to enhance the smoothness of picture movement and to reduce blur. High Standard •...
  • Page 38: Audio Options Settings

    • MTS is available only for analog programs. Sets suitable image quality, depending on the input source, video data or photograph data when directly connecting Sony HDMI output- capable equipment that supports Video-A mode. Produces suitable image quality for moving pictures.
  • Page 39: Channel Settings

    Speakers TV Speakers Audio System Audio Out Fixed Easy control of volume adjustment Variable • Alternate Audio is available only for digital programs. If the program you are watching is also available in other languages from the audio tracks, and if that language is what you have selected in the Language setting, your TV will automatically switch to the matching language with the Alternate Audio feature.
  • Page 40: Closed Captions (cc) Settings

    Edit Channel Labels Assigns labels (such as station call letters) to channel numbers. Press V/v to scroll through the channel numbers. Then press number to assign a label. Press V/v to scroll through the label characters (A-Z, 0-9, etc.). Press b to move to the next character.
  • Page 41: Digital Rating

    Rating Child Youth Young Adult Custom • If you are not familiar with the parental guideline rating system, you should select Child, Youth, or Young Adult to help simplify the rating selection. To set more specific ratings, select Custom. Digital Rating (Available only in U.S.A.
  • Page 42: External Inputs Settings

    TV Rating Age-Based Ratings Block programs by their TV-Y rating, content or both TV-Y7 TV-G TV-PG TV-14 TV-MA Content-Based Ratings • To ensure maximum blocking capability, set the Age-Based Ratings. For Country selection of Canada: English Rating French Rating 8 ans+ 13 ans+ 16 ans+ 18 ans+...
  • Page 43: Hdmi Settings

    HDMI Settings HDMI inputs of this TV will recognize and communicate with other Sony equipment equipped with HDMI Control. HDMI Control On/Off feature allows your TV to communicate with other equipment that supports HDMI Control. Device Auto Power Off Select On to have your connected HDMI Control equipment power off automatically when the TV is turned off.
  • Page 44: Other Information

    To maintain the quality of your viewing experience, Sony recommends that you replace the lamp (1) after approximately 8,000 hours of use; (2) when the screen becomes dark or the color looks unusual;...
  • Page 45 TV. • Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-5200 replacement lamp. • Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging in/unplugging the connecting cords.
  • Page 46 The used lamp For customers in the United States: Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance (
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you have questions, service needs, or require technical assistance related to the use of your Sony TV, please visit our website or call one of the following numbers: Condition Explanation/Solution No picture Cannot receive any channels • Make sure the power cord is connected securely.
  • Page 48 Condition No sound/Noisy sound Good picture, no sound Audio noise PC Input No Picture / No Signal Poor Picture General Wide Mode changes automatically Picture Mode setting turns to Vivid automatically “Store Display Mode :On” appears Suddenly the picture gets smaller “Black box”...
  • Page 49 • There may be more than one code for the equipment that you are attempting to • There is a possibility that some non-Sony equipment cannot be operated by Some digital cable channels • Certain cable companies have limitations on the broadcast of digital cable are not being displayed •...
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Specifications Model KDS-50A3000 System Projection system 3 SXRD panel, 1 lens projection system SXRD panel High Frame Rate Compatible 0.61 Inch Panel Full HD SXRD Device Projection lens High performance, large diameter hybrid lens F2.5 Lamp Ultra High Pressure Lamp, 120W, XL-5200 Television system NTSC: American TV standard ATSC (8VSB terrestrial): ATSC compliant 8VSB...
  • Page 51: Index

    CH +/– button Channel Block CineMotion Color Color Matrix Color Temperature COMPONENT IN jack (1080p/1080i/ 720p/480p/480i) Connecting the TV Contact Sony Cooling Mode Country Current Time Device Auto Power Off Device List Digital CC DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack Digital Rating...

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