To minimize reflection, the screen surface has a
Inappropriate cleaning methods could damage the
screen surface. Special care is required.
Cleaning the Screen Surface
Dust and dirt on the screen can affect the picture
quality. To dust off the screen use a soft cloth. Be
sure to follow the cleaning instruction on page 5
for stubborn stains and dirt.
Temporary Image Retention
When high contrast non-moving images such as
station logos and channel numbers are displayed
for a long period of time, there may be some image
retention on the screen. This is only a temporary
condition. Turning off the power for a while or
letting the TV run on another channel will
eliminate the image retention.
Your TV uses a projection lamp as its light source.
As with any lamp, it has a lifespan and needs to be
replaced when the Lamp Indicator flashes or the
screen becomes darker. Your TV also has a
function to display a message, "Projection lamp is
nearing end of life. Please replace the lamp." to let
you know that the lamp has reached its expected
lifespan. Note the following:
s After turning on your TV, it may take a while
(one minute or less) before the picture
s When the projection lamp wears out, the
screen goes dark. Replace the lamp with a
new Sony XL-5200 replacement lamp (not
s After lamp is replaced, please set the Lamp
Replacement option in the General
settings (see page 43).
"How to Replace the Lamp", see page 44.
• The light emitted from the lamp is quite bright when
your TV is in use. To avoid eye discomfort or injury,
do not look into the light housing when the power is
You can replace the speaker grille with another
grille, sold separately. Only remove the speaker
grille when replacing it. For details, see the
instructions supplied with the speaker grille.