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2-059-372-11(1)
LCD Projection TV
HD-TV
Operating Instructions
KDF-55XS955
KDF-60XS955
2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-059-372-11(1) LCD Projection TV HD-TV Operating Instructions KDF-55XS955 KDF-60XS955  2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the LCD projection TV, below the Sony logo, on the sticker, and also on the TV box (white label). Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
  • Page 3 WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the LCD projection 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 WEGA, Steady Sound, Digital Reality Creation, CineMotion, BN Smoother, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MagicGate, MID and Twin View are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Caution Use the following Sony appliance only with the following TV STAND.
  • Page 5: Important Safeguards

    Important Safeguards Before using your LCD projection TV, 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...
  • Page 6 On contamination on the screen surface The screen surface has a special coating to reduce reflections. To prevent screen damage, clean the screen as follows: ❑ Clean the screen with a soft cloth. ❑ To remove hard contamination, use the cloth moistened with a solution of mild detergent and water.
  • Page 7: Replacement Parts

    Antenna Grounding According to the NEC Refer to section 54-300 of Canadian Electrical Code for Antenna Grounding. Ground clamp Electrical service equipment Ground clamps Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Art NEC: National 250 Part H) Electrical Code Lightning For added protection for this television 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 8: Important Safety Instructions

    About the LCD projection TV Although the LCD projection TV is made with high- precision technology, black dots may appear or bright points of light (red, blue, or green) may appear constantly on the LCD screen. This is a structural property of the LCD panel and is not a defect.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introducing the Sony LCD Projection TV Presenting the Sony LCD Projection TV...11 Package Contents ...11 Using This Manual...11 Features ...12 Enjoying Your LCD Projection TV...14 Notes on the LCD Projection TV ...15 Cleaning the Screen Surface ...15 Replacing the Lamp ...16 Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Overview...21...
  • Page 10 Using the Setup Menu...108 Selecting Setup Options...108 Programming Caption Vision ...110 Using the Application Menu...111 Selecting Application Options...111 Other Information Overview...113 Glossary ...114 Contacting Sony...115 Troubleshooting...115 Twin View ...115 Remote Control...116 CableCARD...116 Memory Stick ...117 Video...119 Audio ...120 Channels ...120 General...121...
  • Page 11: Introducing The Sony Lcd Projection Tv

    Introducing the Sony LCD Projection TV Presenting the Sony LCD Projection TV Thank you for purchasing the Sony LCD projection TV. This manual is for models KDF-55XS955 and KDF-60XS955. Package Contents Along with your new LCD projection TV, the packing box contains a remote control and two AA (R6) batteries.
  • Page 12: Features

    Introducing the Sony LCD Projection TV Features Some of the features that you will enjoy with your new LCD projection TV include: ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ™ WEGA Engine : Delivers superb picture quality from any video source by minimizing the signal deterioration caused by digital-to- analog conversion and stabilizing the signal processing.
  • Page 13 TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such as a set top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high- definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio. Introducing the Sony LCD Projection TV...
  • Page 14: Enjoying Your Lcd Projection Tv

    (1 minute or less). When the projection lamp wears out, the screen goes dark. Replace the lamp with a new Sony XL-2200 replacement lamp (not supplied). ✍ After replacing the lamp, be sure to attach the lamp cover securely;...
  • Page 15: Notes On The Lcd Projection Tv

    To remove dust on the screen, wipe with soft cloth. Surface ✍ ✍ Introducing the Sony LCD Projection TV Prevent sunlight or other light sources from shining directly onto the screen. The screen surface is easily scratched. Do not rub, touch, or tap it with a sharp or abrasive object (see “Cleaning the Screen Surface”...
  • Page 16: Replacing The Lamp

    Electric appliances can cause fire or high temperature, resulting in injury or death. Be sure to follow the instructions below. Use a Sony XL-2200 replacement lamp (not supplied) for replacement. Use of any other lamp may damage the LCD projection TV.
  • Page 17 Pull out the lamp. Loosen the screw on the lamp cover with a coin or similar object to remove it, slide the knob to left, and then pull out the lamp cover. Introducing the Sony LCD Projection TV POWER/ STANDBY...
  • Page 18 Introducing the Sony LCD Projection TV Loosen the screw that holds the lamp, then pull out the lamp. ✍ The lamp is very hot immediately after use. Never touch the front glass of the lamp or the surrounding parts. ✍...
  • Page 19 Reattach the Front Panel Cover securely. Press firmly. ✍ Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-2200 replacement lamp. ✍ Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging in/unplugging the connecting cords. Rough handling may cause the LCD projection TV to fall, damaging the TV, the TV stand and/or the floor.
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Lcd Projection Tv

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Overview This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your LCD projection TV. Topic LCD Projection TV Front Panel and Connectors Installing the LCD Projection TV Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna Connecting Optional Equipment Connecting a Device with an Optical IN Connector Using the Control S Feature Using CableCARD...
  • Page 22: Lcd Projection Tv Front Panel And Connectors

    If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 115). Press to turn on/off the LCD projection TV. The button has a built-in Infrared (IR) Receiver that receives IR signals from the remote control.
  • Page 23: Front And Rear Panel Connectors

    Connects to your DVD player’s or digital set-top box’s 720p/480p/480i) component video (Y, P To control other Sony equipment with the LCD projection IN/OUT TV's remote control, connect the CONTROL S IN jack of the equipment to the CONTROL S OUT jack on the LCD projection TV with the CONTROL S cable.
  • Page 24 Setting Up the LCD Projection TV 6 CableCARD slot 7 DIGITAL AUDIO 8 VHF/UHF 9 CABLE 0 HDMI Rear of LCD projection TV VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO HD/DVD IN (1080i/720p/ 480p/480i) AUDIO (VAR/FIX) AUDIO AUDIO CONTROL S Connection Description CableCARD provides cable subscribers with access to...
  • Page 25: Installing The Lcd Projection Tv

    Installing the LCD Projection TV Carrying Your Carrying the LCD projection TV requires at least two people. Do not hold by the pedestal or the Front Panel Cover of the LCD projection TV. Doing so LCD Projection TV may cause these parts to break off. When moving the LCD projection TV, place one hand in the hole on the lower portion of the TV while grasping the top with the other hand, as shown in the illustration below.
  • Page 26: Take Precaution During The Installation

    Keep your LCD projection TV at least 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall LCD Projection TV to provide proper ventilation. Against a Wall Sony strongly recommends using the TV stand designed for your LCD projection TV SU-GW12 (not supplied).
  • Page 27: Recommended Viewing Area

    Recommended Your viewing position may affect the picture quality. Viewing Area For the best picture quality, install your LCD projection TV within the areas shown below. Model KDF-55XS955 KDF-60XS955 Horizontal Viewing Area Vertical Viewing Area Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Viewing distance min.
  • Page 28: Basic Connections: Connecting A Cable Or Antenna

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna The way in which you connect your LCD projection TV will vary, depending on how your home receives a signal (cable, cable box, antenna) and whether or not you plan to connect a VCR. Cable or Antenna ❏...
  • Page 29: Cable Or Antenna

    Cable or Antenna For best results, use one of the following connections if you are connecting a cable or an antenna and you: ❑ ❑ The connection you choose depends on the cable type you have in your home, as described below. 75-ohm coaxial cable (usually found in newer homes) Cable Type VHF Only or...
  • Page 30: Cable And Antenna

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Cable and Antenna For best results, use this connection if you: ❑ ❑ Antenna and CATV cable Cable Type Cable TV (CATV) and Antenna Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Switch the LCD projection TV’s input between the cable and antenna Have a cable and an antenna.
  • Page 31: Cable Box And Cable

    Cable Box and Cable For best results, use this connection if: ❑ Before connecting a cable box, see “Using ❑ CableCARD” on page 52. With this connection you can: ❑ ❑ ❑ ✍ Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Use the cable box Set up the LCD projection TV remote control to operate the cable box...
  • Page 32: Cable Box

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: ❑ Before connecting a cable ❑ box, see “Using CableCARD” on page 52. With this connection you can: ❑ To connect the cable box Notes on Using This Connection To do this...
  • Page 33: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Connecting Optional Equipment Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional equipment: If You Are Connecting Making Video Connections About Using S VIDEO VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing Satellite Receiver Satellite Receiver with a VCR DVD Player with Component Video Connectors DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors...
  • Page 34: Making Video Connections

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Making Video Your TV includes several types of video inputs. When connecting your TV, Connections use the inputs that are available on your components that provide the best video performance, as described below. About Using S VIDEO Example of an S VIDEO Connection Equipment with S VIDEO...
  • Page 35: Vcr And Cable

    VCR and Cable Use this hookup if: ❑ Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Rear of LCD projection TV S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO S VIDEO ✍ You have cable TV that does not require a cable box. Connect the coaxial connector from your cable service to the VCR’s IN jack.
  • Page 36: Vcr And Cable Box

    You want to enjoy the Twin View feature. Use the LCD projection TV’s remote control to change channels on your cable box when the signal is scrambled. To program your Sony remote control to operate your cable box, see “Programming the Remote Control”...
  • Page 37 Rear of LCD projection TV Cables are often color-coded to connectors. S VIDEO Connect red to red, white to white, etc. VIDEO If you are connecting a digital cable box, you will need a special bi- Coaxial directional splitter cable designed to work with your cable box.
  • Page 38: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Two VCRs for Tape If you connect two VCRs, you can record from one VCR to the other while Editing using your LCD projection TV to monitor what is being recorded. Using Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. S VIDEO jacks? See page 34.
  • Page 39: Satellite Receiver

    Satellite Receiver Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. ✍ Rear of LCD projection TV VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO S VIDEO Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s SATELLITE IN jack. Using A/V and S VIDEO cables, connect the satellite receiver’s AUDIO and S VIDEO OUT jacks to the LCD projection TV’s AUDIO and S VIDEO IN jacks.
  • Page 40: Satellite Receiver With A Vcr

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Satellite Receiver Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. with a VCR Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter. Using a coaxial cable, connect one of the splitter’s two output jacks to the LCD projection TV’s CABLE jack.
  • Page 41 Rear of LCD projection TV VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO AUDIO-R (red) S VIDEO AUDIO-L (white) VIDEO (yellow) A/V cable S VIDEO cable (not supplied) (not supplied) ✍ ✍ ✍ CATV cable Splitter Coaxial cable Coaxial cable VHF/UHF CABLE AUDIO IN Coaxial cable...
  • Page 42: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV DVD Player with Use this hookup if: Component ❑ Video Connectors Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. DVD player Your DVD player has component (Y, B-Y, R-Y) jacks. Using a component video cable, connect the DVD player’s Y, B-Y and R-Y jacks to the LCD projection TV’s Y, P DVD IN 5 or 6 connection.
  • Page 43: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    ✍ To watch the DVD player, press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the DVD input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). If you have a non-Sony DVD player, and want to set up the TV remote control to operate the DVD player you must program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control”...
  • Page 44: Camcorder

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Camcorder Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. For easy connection of the camcorder, the LCD projection TV has front audio and video inputs (shown below). However, if you prefer, you can also connect the camcorder to the LCD projection TV’s rear AUDIO and S VIDEO IN jacks.
  • Page 45: Audio Receiver

    Audio Receiver For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through your stereo system (see page 99). Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Using A/V cables, connect the LCD projection TV’s AUDIO OUT (VAR/ FIX) jacks to the audio receiver’s audio LINE IN jacks.
  • Page 46: Digital Cable Box

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Digital Cable Box Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Digital cable box Audio cable (not supplied) Using a component video cable, connect the digital cable box’s Y, P and P jacks to the LCD projection TV’s Y, P HD/DVD IN 5 or 6 connection.
  • Page 47: Digital Satellite Receiver

    Digital Satellite Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Receiver ✍ ✍ Digital satellite receiver Audio cable (not supplied) Using a component video cable, connect the digital satellite receiver’s Y, and P jacks to the LCD projection TV’s Y, P HD/DVD IN 5 or 6 connection.
  • Page 48: Digital Satellite Receiver With Hdmi Connector

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Digital Satellite Use this hookup if: Receiver with HDMI ❑ Connector Disconnect all power sources before making any connections: Using an HDMI cable (not supplied), connect the digital satellite receiver’s HDMI OUT jack to the LCD projection TV’s HDMI IN jack. Use the HDMI IN 7 input or 8 input connection.
  • Page 49 When connecting to the Digital Satellite Receiver’s DVI-HDTV connector If you are connecting to a digital satellite receiver with DVI-HDTV output, you can connect to the LCD projection TV’s HDMI IN jack by using an HDMI-to-DVI cable or an adaptor (both not supplied). ✍...
  • Page 50: Connecting A Device With An Optical In Connector

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Connecting a Device with an Optical IN Connector You can use the LCD Projection TV's DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT jack to connect a digital audio device that is PCM/Dolby digital compatible, such as an audio amplifier. Using an optical audio cable, connect the device's OPTICAL IN jack to the LCD projection TV's DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT jack.
  • Page 51: Using The Control S Feature

    Using the CONTROL S Feature CONTROL S allows you to control your LCD projection TV 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...
  • Page 52: Using Cablecard

    Check with your cable TV company for CableCARD service details, limitations, pricing, and availability, all of which are determined by your cable TV company — not Sony. Activating Before you can use CableCARD service, you need to insert the CableCARD...
  • Page 53: Removing The Cablecard

    You can also access information about your CableCARD in the Applications Menu (see page 112). Removing the In the event you want to cancel your service, contact your cable TV CableCARD company. ✍ To install a different CableCARD, follow the instructions in “Activating CableCARD Service”...
  • Page 54: Setting Up The Lcd Projection Tv Channel List

    Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Setting Up the LCD Projection TV Channel List After you finish connecting the TV, you need to run the Initial Setup feature, which automatically creates a list of 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 55: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Overview The table on the next page describes the buttons on the remote control. Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control Insert two size AA (R6) batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment. ✍...
  • Page 56: Button Descriptions

    Using the Remote Control Button Descriptions DVD/ SAT/ POWER MUTING CABLE MODE DISPLAY VIDEO PICTURE WIDE GUIDE FAVORITES MENU TOP MENU SAT/ DVD/VCR CABLE FUNCTION FREEZE /TV/SAT GUIDE RESET SLEEP MTS/SAP JUMP Button Description DVD/VCR, Press to turn on and off the equipment you have programmed into the SAT/CABLE remote control.
  • Page 57 Button Description SLEEP Press repeatedly until the TV displays the time in minutes (15, 30, 45, 60 or 90) that you want the LCD projection TV to remain on before shutting off. To cancel Sleep Timer, press Sleep Off appears. POWER Press to turn on/off the LCD projection TV.
  • Page 58: Programming The Remote Control

    Sony Equipment DVD/VCR SAT/CABLE If you have video equipment other than Sony brand that you want to control with the LCD projection TV’s remote control, use the following procedure to program the remote control. From the “Manufacturer’s Codes” listed on page 59, select the three-digit code number for the manufacture’s code of your equipment.
  • Page 59: Manufacturer's Codes

    Manufacturer Code Sony Dish Network Echostar General Electric Hitachi Hughes Mitsubishi Panasonic RCA/PROSCAN 802, 808 Toshiba 806, 807 * If an Aiwa VCR does not work even though you enter the code for Aiwa, enter the code for Sony instead.
  • Page 60: Using Other Equipment With Your Lcd Projection Tv Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Using Other Equipment with Your LCD Projection TV Remote Control To operate other connected equipment with your LCD projection TV remote control, first turn to page 59 and program the necessary code. For operating video equipment, press the screen for your connected equipment.
  • Page 61: Operating A Vcr

    Display the top menu Operate the DVD menu Operating a 5.1ch To Do This ... DVD AV System Activate the remote control to (SONY DAV) operate the DAV Turn on/off Select other equipment connected to the DAV Skip a disk...
  • Page 62: Operating A Dvd/vcr Or Hdd/dvd Combo Unit

    Using the Remote Control Move highlight (Cursor) Select item Change the volume Operating a DVD/ To Do This ... VCR or HDD/DVD Activate the remote control to Combo Unit opearate the DVD/VCR or HDD/DVD Turn on/off If you have a DVD/VCR combo component, Select the DVD Select the VCR If you have a HDD/DVD combo component,...
  • Page 63: Using The Features

    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 Using the Freeze Function Watching TV For a complete list of all To Do This ...
  • Page 64: Using The Program Guide

    Using the Features Using the Program Guide Displaying the This LCD projection TV is equipped to show program information if it is Program Guide available from the station. The program guide lets you review program information and select both analog and digital channels. To display the program guide: Tune your LCD projection TV to a channel by using the buttons.
  • Page 65: Using The Guide Menu

    Using the Guide The Program Guide menu allows you to select channels from a dropdown Menu list. The Guide provides information about the current program being shown on each channel. ✍ Using the Program The Program Options menu allows you to customize the program settings on Options Menu the currently tuned channel.
  • Page 66: Using Wide Screen Mode

    Using the Features Using Wide Screen Mode Wide screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide You can also access the screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). screen mode settings in ❑ the Screen menu. For details, see page 100. Changing the Wide Screen Mode for 4:3 Source (Standard definition source) original source Example...
  • Page 67: Changing The Wide Screen Mode For 16:9 Source (high Definition Source)

    Changing the Wide Screen Mode for 16:9 Source (High definition source) original source (Upconverted 4:3) (Upconverted 4:3) (Native 16:9) Example Description Wide Zoom WIDE the picture are stretched to fill the 16:9 screen. Wide Zoom Normal (This mode is not available.) Full displays the picture at its original size.
  • Page 68: Using Twin View

    Using the Features 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 69 Functions Available in the Active (Highlighted) Window To Do This ... Tune to a channel Adjust the volume Mute the sound Switch the TV’s input between sources connected to the TV’s VHF/UHF and CABLE inputs Switch the TV’s input between sources connected to the TV’s A/V inputs Change the picture size...
  • Page 70: Changing The Picture Size

    Using the Features Changing the The zoom feature lets you change the size of the left and right pictures. Picture Size To enlarge the left picture (reduce the right) Press B to activate the left picture (if not already activated). Press V to enlarge the picture and v to...
  • Page 71: 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 72: Using The Favorite Channels Guide

    Using the Features Using the Favorite Channels Guide Press FAVORITES The Favorite Channels list appears. Press V or v to highlight the channel you want to watch. A preview of the highlighted Favorite Channel appears. ✍ Digital channels do not display in the preview window. To add the current channel to the list of Favorite Channels, highlight Add to Favorites and press...
  • Page 73: Using The Freeze Function

    Using the Freeze Function You can use this feature to write down information such as phone numbers, recipes, etc. ✍ To use the Freeze function program in progress button allows you to temporarily capture a program’s picture. FREEZE The Freeze feature is not available if you are in Favorite Channels (see page 71) or Twin View (see page 68) mode.
  • Page 75: About Memory Stick

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer About Memory Stick Memory Stick (sold separately) is a new, compact, portable, and versatile Integrated Circuit recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds that of a floppy disk. Memory Stick is specially designed for sharing digital data among Memory Stick compatible products such as digital cameras and digital video cameras.
  • Page 76: Memory Stick Compatibility

    ❑ ❑ 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 77: File Compatibility

    File Compatibility The Memory Stick Viewer is compatible with JPEG images taken with Sony digital still cameras and MPEG1 and camcorders. To be viewable in the Memory Stick Viewer, files must have the following file name extensions: File Type JPEG...
  • Page 78: Inserting And Removing A Memory Stick

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick If you are using a Memory Stick Duo and PRO Duo, see “Inserting the Memory Stick Duo” on page 79. Inserting a Locate the Memory Stick slot and insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Memory Stick Stick slot as illustrated below.
  • Page 79: Inserting The Memory Stick Duo

    Inserting the Memory Stick Duo is a new, compact version of the standard-sized Memory Memory Stick Duo 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 80: Removing A Memory Stick

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer Removing a Memory Stick Check that the Memory Stick indicator is off. (When the light is on, this indicates that the LCD projection TV is reading data from the Memory Stick.) ✍ Removing the Memory Stick while a file is being accessed (when the Memory Stick indicator on the LCD projection TV’s front panel is lit) may damage the Memory Stick or its contents.
  • Page 81: Using The Memory Stick Index

    Using the Memory Stick Index Turn on the LCD projection TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the photo or movie files you want to view. To insert a Memory Stick, see “Inserting a Memory Stick” on page 78. ✍...
  • Page 82: Using The Memory Stick Index

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer 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...
  • Page 83: 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 When the menu is...
  • Page 84: Photo Menu Bar Options

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer 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 JPEG files that are protected are indicated by the Lock icon.
  • Page 85: Using Zoom And Pan

    Using Zoom To Zoom and Pan a photo and Pan To Do This ... Zoom in (increase magnification) or out (decrease magnification) Pan (left, right, up, down) Exit the Zoom/Pan controls Exit Memory Stick Viewer Using Rotate To Rotate a photo You cannot rotate a photo that has been protected.
  • Page 86: Playing Movies

    Movie menu bar Exit Memory Stick Viewer ✍ MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer. Do This ... Press V or v to highlight Enlarge, and then press controls are displayed again.
  • Page 87: Movie Menu Bar Options

    Movie Menu To access the Movie menu bar Bar Options Option Index Slide Show MPEG1 files that are File protected are indicated by the Lock icon. Use V or v Index to highlight in the Movie menu bar Press B or b to select Index Slide Show Press V or v to select the desired option.
  • Page 88: Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options Slide Show Menu The Slide Show menu includes the following options: Options Option Start The Slide Show menu Music is the same whether you select it from the Memory Stick Index (page 81), Photo (page 83), or Movie (page 86) menus.
  • Page 89: Folder Menu Options

    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 90: Notes On Using Memory Stick Media

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer 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 you might want to have your digital camera’s instruction manual handy in...
  • Page 91: Memory Stick Precautions

    Memory Stick When using Memory Stick media, follow these precautions: Precautions ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ To avoid permanent damage to still image data, do not turn off the LCD projection TV or remove Memory Stick media from the insertion slot while data is being read (as indicated by the Memory Stick indicator light being on).
  • Page 93: Overview

    Using the Menus Overview Opening and choosing a menu GUIDE FAVORITES MENU TOP MENU SAT/ DVD/VCR CABLE FUNCTION To end a menu session ❑ FREEZE /TV/SAT To end one menu session and move to another GUIDE ❑ The Menu gives you access to the following features: Menu Icon Description Press MENU...
  • Page 94: Using The Video Menu

    Using the Menus 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 Mode Customized To quickly and easily picture change from one viewing...
  • Page 95 Option Description Color Temp. Choose from three color temperatures: White Cool Select to give the white colors a blue tint. intensity Neutral Select to give the white colors a neutral tint. adjustment Warm Select to give the white colors a red tint. Noise Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment.
  • Page 96 Using the Menus Option Advanced Video Description Select Program to choose among the options described below. DRC Mode Creates a high-resolution picture with 4 x density, for high quality sources (i.e., DVD player, satellite receiver). High Density Progressive CineMotion ✍ DRC Mode is not available when watching 480p, 720p, and 1080i sources.
  • Page 97 Option BN Smoother may not be effective for some connected equipment. Description ✍ DRC Palette is not available when watching 480p, 720p, and 1080i sources. Also not available when Mild Mode is On,or when using multi-picture functions (Twin View, Freeze or Memory Stick). Select to reduce noise caused by digital video Smoother encoding and decoding process.
  • Page 98: Using The Audio Menu

    Using the Menus 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 Treble Bass Balance Steady Sound Virtual Dolby TruSurround attempt to...
  • Page 99 Option Description Stereo Select for stereo reception when viewing a program broadcast in stereo. Enjoy stereo, bilingual and Auto SAP Select to automatically switch to second audio mono programs when a signal is received. (If no SAP programs signal is present, the LCD projection TV remains in Stereo mode.) Mono Select for mono reception.
  • Page 100: Using The Screen Menu

    Using the Menus Using the Screen Menu To select the Screen menu Selecting Screen The Screen menu includes the following options: Options Option Wide Mode Wide Mode Select a screen unavailable while in mode to use for Twin View (page 68), 4:3 sources.
  • Page 101 Option 4:3 Default is set to 4:3 Default anything but Off, the Select the default Wide Mode setting screen mode to changes only for the use for 4:3 current channel. When sources. you change channels (or inputs), Wide Mode is automatically replaced with the Default setting.
  • Page 102: Using The Channel Menu

    Using the Menus 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 satellite receiver connected Digital Channels Add Auto Program Press MENU...
  • Page 103 Option Show/Hide Channels that you set Channels to hide can only be accessed with the buttons. ✍ ✍ Label Channels Description Allows you to show or hide channels that appear in the Program Guide (see page 64) and when you use the channel surf.
  • Page 104: Using The Parent Menu

    Using the Menus Using the Parent Menu The Parent menu allows you to set up the LCD projection TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. To select the Parent menu Selecting Parent The Parent menu includes the following options: Options Option Parental Lock...
  • Page 105: Viewing Blocked Programs

    Option If you are not familiar Change Password with the Parental Select Country Guideline rating system, you should select Child, Youth, or Y.Adult to help simplify the rating selection. To To deactivate the parental control feature set more restrictive ❑ ratings, select Custom.
  • Page 106: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    Using the Menus Selecting Custom US custom rating options If you selected U.S.A. as the country of residence on page 105, the Custom Rating Options Rating menu includes the following options. (If you selected Canada, see page 107.) To ensure maximum blocking capability, the Option age-based ratings...
  • Page 107 Canadian custom rating options If you selected Canada as the country of residence on page 105, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options. (If you selected U.S.A., see page 106.) Option Description English Rating All children. Children 8 years and older. General programming.
  • Page 108: Using The Setup Menu

    Using the Menus Using the Setup Menu To select the Setup menu Selecting The Setup menu includes the following options: Setup Options Option Caption Vision Info Banner Press MENU Press V or v to highlight the Setup icon and press Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the features.
  • Page 109: Projection Tv

    Option Description Label Video Allows you to label the audio/video equipment you have Inputs connected to the LCD projection TV so you can identify them when using TV/VIDEO. When in this menu: Press V or v to highlight an input to label, then press to select it.
  • Page 110: Programming Caption Vision

    Using the Menus 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 sound effects of a program.
  • Page 111: Using The Application Menu

    Using the Application Menu Selecting To select the Application menu Application Options Option Memory Stick Clock/Timers Press MENU. Press V or v to highlight the Application icon and press Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the features. Press to select a feature. Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the options.
  • Page 112 Using the Menus Option Diagnostics CableCARD Live Color Demo Description Displays... Timer 1 Timer 2 cannot be set until you set the Time. Press V or v to highlight Timer 1 timer, press b. ✍ To go directly to programming Timer 1 or 2, press instead of pressing b.
  • Page 113: Overview

    Other Information Overview This chapter includes the following topics: Topic Glossary Contacting Sony Troubleshooting Flashing Indicators on the Front of the TV Specifications Optional Accessories Index Page...
  • Page 114: Glossary

    Other Information 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 LCD projection TV has a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio, as opposed to a 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Page 115: 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 1-877-899-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only). Before calling Sony customer support, please write down the model and serial numbers of your TV.
  • Page 116: 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 LCD projection TV remote. You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control.
  • Page 117: Memory Stick

    Slide Show (see page 87). 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. Other Information is selected (see page 89), or in the is selected (see page 89).
  • Page 118 Other Information Problem Possible Remedies ❏ MPEG1 quality is poor when enlarged (page 86) ❏ Error message is displayed ❏ ❏ ❏ Error icon is displayed The quality of the movie when enlarged depends on the resolution of the MPEG1 file.
  • Page 119: Video

    If your LCD projection TV does not turn on, and a red light keeps flashing, your LCD projection TV may need service. Call your local Sony Service Center. Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
  • Page 120: Audio

    Other Information Audio Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Good picture, no sound ❏ ❏ ❏ Audio noise ❏ Cannot gain enough volume when using a cable box ❏ Sound seems weak or insufficient ❏ Cannot raise the volume on external speakers ❏...
  • Page 121: 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 LCD projection TV ❏...
  • Page 122: Flashing Indicators On The Front Of The Tv

    The POWER/STANDBY (green) indicator flashes. ❑ The POWER/STANDBY (red) indicator flashes three times. ❑ The LAMP indicator flashes. ❑ If the LCD projection TV does not function properly after correcting the problems, contact qualified Sony personnel. POWER/STANDBY LAMP STD/DUO POWER/STANDBY POWER LAMP...
  • Page 123: Specifications

    Specifications Projection System LCD Panel Projection Lens Antenna Lamp Television System Screen Size (measured diagonally) Channel Coverage Power Requirements Inputs/Outputs HDMI IN Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input CONTROL S (IN) CONTROL S (OUT) AUDIO (VAR/FIX) OUT RF Inputs Digital Audio Optical Output (PCM/Dolby Digital)
  • Page 124 Other Information Dimensions (W × H × D) Mass Power Consumption In Use In Standby Supplied Accessories Remote Control AA (R6) Batteries Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. KDF-55XS955: (62 × 37 × 19 inches) (1,574 × 952 × 484 mm) KDF-60XS955: (66 ×...
  • Page 125: 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-GW12 ❑ Lamp : XL-2200 Other Information...
  • Page 127: Index

    Index Numerics 0-9 buttons 4:3 Defaults Activating a Twin View screen Adding channels to the channel list Adjusting audio, Steady Sound Advanced Video Alternate Audio Alternate Video ANT button Antenna, connecting Audio Menu Audio Out Audio receiver, connecting Auto Program (channel setup) Auto SAP Balance, adjusting Bass, adjusting...
  • Page 128 Memory Stick Duo 79 features 75 Index 81 indicator (LED) 22 insertion slot 22 panning photos 85 photo options 84 playing movies 86 precautions 91 removing 80 rotating photos 85 slide show options 88 troubleshooting 117 viewing photos 83 zooming photos 85 MENU button Menu Color Menus...
  • Page 129 Printed in U.S.A.

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