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Welcome To The World Of Bravia; The Four Steps To Full Hd Experience: Set, Sound, Source, And Setup; Picture Quality And Aspect Ratio - Sony Bravia KDS-50A3000, KDS-55A3000, KDS-60A3000 Operating Instructions Manual

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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. Your BRAVIA TV can
receive and display HD programming from:
• Over-the-air broadcasting via HD-quality antenna
• HD cable subscription
• HD satellite subscription
• Blu-ray Disc™ Player or other external equipment
Contact your cable or satellite provider for information on upgrading to HD programming.
To learn more about HDTV, visit:

The Four Steps to Full HD Experience: Set, Sound, Source, and Setup

Along with your BRAVIA TV set, a complete HD system requires an HD sound system, a
source of HD programming and proper setup connections. This manual explains basic setup
connections (see page 13). The Quick Setup Guide, enclosed separately, illustrates how to
connect other optional equipment.

Picture Quality and Aspect Ratio

You can enjoy crisp, clear images, smooth movement and high-impact visuals from 1080 HD
signals. When you compare a high-definition signal to a standard analog signal, you will notice
a big difference. The 1080 HD signals provide more than twice the vertical resolution of the
standard TV signal.
High-definition and standard-definition signals are transmitted with different aspect ratios (the
width-to-height ratio of the image). HDTV uses a wider screen than conventional standard-
definition TV.
• You can use the Wide Mode function of the TV to adjust the 4:3 image to fit the entire screen (see pages 22, 35
and 37).
16:9 (high-definition) source
Most HDTV signals use a wide screen aspect ratio
of 16:9. The 16:9 fills your BRAVIA screen and
maintains a crisp, clear, vivid picture.
4:3 (standard-definition) source
Most standard-definition signals use a boxy 4:3
aspect ratio. When a 4:3 image is displayed on an
HDTV, you will see black bars on the sides. The
picture quality may not be as sharp as with HD


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