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.
If direct sunlight or other strong illumination shines
on the screen, part of the screen may appear white
due to reflections from behind the screen. This is a
structural property of the LCD projection TV.
Do not expose the screen to direct illumination or
The picture quality may be affected by your viewing
position. Sit at least approx. 6.8 ft. (2.1 m) for KDF-
55XS955, or sit at least approx. 7 ft. (2.2 m) for
KDF-60XS955 away from your LCD projection TV,
and within 55º of the vertical and 125º of the
horizontal viewing area. If you sit too close to the
TV, you may experience eye strain. For the best
picture quality, install your LCD projection TV
according to "Recommended Viewing Area" on
When installing your LCD projection TV against a
wall, keep it at least 4 inches (10 cm) from the wall.
Avoid installing the LCD projection TV near a
Your LCD projection TV uses a projection lamp as
its light source. It is time to replace the lamp with a
new one (not supplied) when:
• the lamp replacement indicator on the front panel
blinks in red,
• screen images become dark,
• no image appears on the display after prolonged
In rare instances, the bulb may pop inside the lamp
unit, but the lamp unit is designed to contain all of
broken glass pieces inside the lamp unit. (See
"Replacing the Lamp" on page 16.)
When the lamp eventually burns out, you may hear
a noticeable pop sound. This is normal and is
inherent in this type of lamp.
This LCD projection TV uses a cooling fan. You
may hear the noise of fan running, depending on the
placement of your LCD projection TV. The noise
may be more noticeable during the night or when the
background noise level is low.
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.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for
your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
15) Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.