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3-100-639-12(1)
LCD Projection TV
Operating Instructions
KDF-37H1000
© 2007 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-100-639-12(1) LCD Projection TV Operating Instructions KDF-37H1000 © 2007 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    Canadian ICES-003. 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

    External Inputs Settings ...37 HDMI Settings ...37 General Settings ...38 Initial Setup ...38 Other Information Replacing the Lamp ...39 How to Replace the Lamp ...39 Troubleshooting ...42 Specifications ...45 Index ...46 Customer Support http://www.sony.com/tvsupport On-line Registration United States http://productregistration.sony.com Canada http://www.SonyStyle.ca/registration...
  • 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: Projection Lamp

    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. s Clean the cabinet of the TV with a dry soft cloth. To remove dust from the screen, wipe it gently with a soft cloth.
  • 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 stunning detail of your new BRAVIA TV, you need access to HD programming.
  • Page 7: Tv Home Menu: Xmb™ (xrossmediabar)

    TV Home Menu: XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) The XMB™ is a menu of BRAVIA features and input sources displayed on the TV screen. The XMB™ 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™. HOME From the horizontal Media Category Bar you can control: •...
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started 1. Installing the TV Carrying Your TV Carrying the TV requires at least two people. Do not hold by the pedestal or the front panel of the TV. Doing so may cause these parts to break off. Do not grasp the pedestal or the front panel of the TV.
  • Page 10: Recommended Viewing Area

    (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-2500 replacement lamp (not supplied). s After lamp is replaced, please set the Lamp Replacement option in the General settings (see page 38).
  • Page 11: Locating Inputs And Outputs

    2. Locating Inputs and Outputs Left side Item Description 1 COMPONENT IN 2 Connects to your equipment’s component video (YP (1080i/720p/ Component video provides better picture quality than the composite video connections. 480p/480i)/YP (See Video/Component 2 Priority on page 37.) •...
  • Page 12: Rear

    Rear VHF/UHF CABLE COMPONENT IN VIDEO IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO SERVICE DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT L AUDIO AUDIO (VAR/FIX)
  • Page 13 Item Description 1 VIDEO IN 1 Connects to the S VIDEO output jack of your VCR or other video equipment that has S VIDEO S VIDEO. The S VIDEO provides better picture quality than composite video. 2 VIDEO IN 1/3 Connects to the composite video and audio output jacks on your A/V equipment such as VIDEO/ a VCR or other video equipment.
  • Page 14: 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 15 Shown with DVI Connection Rear of TV COMPONENT IN VIDEO IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) S VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT VIDEO L AUDIO (MONO) AUDIO (VAR/FIX) VHF/UHF CABLE SERVICE DVI-to-HDMI cable If the equipment has a DVI jack and not an HDMI jack, connect the DVI jack to the HDMI IN 2 (with DVI-to-HDMI cable or adapter) jack and connect the audio jack to the AUDIO IN(L/R) jacks of HDMI IN 2.
  • Page 16: Pc Input Signal Reference Chart

    Use the TV as a monitor for your PC. To audio output jack PC Input Signal Reference Chart After connecting the PC to the TV, set the output signal from the PC according to the chart below. Resolution Signals Horizontal (Dot) SVGA XGA**...
  • Page 17: Other Equipment

    Other Equipment Digital audio equipment (A/V Receiver/Home Theater) COMPONENT IN VIDEO IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) S VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT VIDEO L AUDIO (MONO) AUDIO VHF/UHF CABLE SERVICE VHF/UHF/ CABLE Digital Analog audio recorder equipment Game system (A/V Receiver/ Home Theater) •...
  • Page 18: Using Hdmi Control For Bravia Theatre Sync

    TV documentation. 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 37 on how to turn the HDMI Control On. For other equipment, refer to the operating instructions for that equipment.
  • Page 19: 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.
  • Page 20: Tv Control And Indicators

    TV Control and Indicators Side Panel and Indicators TIMER LAMP Buttons located at the right side of the TV will operate the same as these buttons on the remote control. TIMER LAMP POWER POWER POWER CHANNEL VOLUME INPUT HOME...
  • Page 21 Item Description 1 Speaker Outputs the audio signal. 2 TIMER LED Lights up in orange when the timer is set. When the timer is set, this LED will remain lit even if the TV is turned off. For details, see page 28. 3 LAMP LED The projection lamp has burned out.
  • Page 22: Remote Control

    Remote Control 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. • To avoid possible damage from battery leakage, remove the batteries if you anticipate the remote control will not be used for an extended period.
  • Page 23 Press HOME again to exit the XMB™. 9 DMe Press to access features in the optional BRAVIA INTERNET VIDEO LINK. See your dealer or www.sony.com/bravia for more information. The module may not be available in your region. 0 0-9 ENT Press 0-9 to select a channel;...
  • Page 24 Button Description qg 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 31). When selecting Wide Mode for images from external equipment, see page 31.
  • Page 25 Button Description qh INPUT Press to display the list of External Inputs and TV mode. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs. • See page 37 on setting up the External Inputs labels, including the Skip feature. qj V/v/B/b Press V/v/B/b to move the on screen cursor. Press select/confirm an item.
  • Page 26: Using Tv Features

    Using TV Features The HOME button allows you to access the TV Home Menu on the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) as well as a variety of TV features. HOME Settings Media Category Icons Adjust TV Settings Customize the TV settings with various options. Settings Explanations of different Settings start from page 28.
  • Page 27: Navigating Through Tv Home Menu On Xmb

    Navigating through TV Home Menu on XMB™ Press HOME to display the XMB™. HOME 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 28: Tv Settings Descriptions

    TV Settings Descriptions 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 if available from the TV are displayed here.
  • Page 29 Advanced Iris By selecting the iris option, you can obtain the best brightness and contrast suited for your TV viewing. Auto 1, 2 High Medium • When Picture Mode is set to Vivid, Advanced Iris option is automatically set to Auto 1.
  • Page 30: Sound Settings

    DRC Palette Allows you to customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity). Press the arrow buttons to highlight Custom then press The DRC Palette appears. Press the arrow buttons to adjust the position of the marker (●). As you move the ● higher along the Reality axis, the picture becomes more detailed.
  • Page 31: Screen Settings

    Surround S-FORCE Front Surround Sound Booster The Sound Booster provides a fuller sound with a greater sense of depth and width, by emphasizing the High and Low frequency sounds. Select High or Low for the amount of boost you desire while in the Custom Sound Mode. Selecting Off will bypass the emphasis.
  • Page 32: Video Options Settings

    Display Area Normal -1/-2 Screen Position Adjust the Vertical positioning by pressing the V/v buttons. Press the B/b buttons to adjust the Horizontal positioning. • Vertical adjustment is available only when Wide Mode is set to Zoom or Wide Zoom. •...
  • Page 33: Audio Options Settings

    Audio Options Settings Stereo Enjoy stereo, bilingual Auto SAP and mono programs Mono • MTS is available only for analog programs. Speakers TV Speakers Audio System Audio Out Fixed Easy control of volume adjustments Variable • Alternate Audio feature 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 34: Closed Captions (cc) Settings

    Add Digital Channels Select to add digital channels. Be sure to have the Cable option selected appropriately for the signal source. Show/Hide Channels Allows you to show or hide channels when you surf with the CH +/– button or in the TV channel list on the XMB™.
  • Page 35 Password Use 0-9 button on the remote control to enter a four-digit password. The first time the password is created, you must re-enter it again to confirm the password. “Password Set” message will appear on the screen upon confirmation. Change Password: You can change your password by entering the Parental Lock setting with the previously set password, highlight and select the Change Password then enter the new password.
  • Page 36 Custom Rating System Chart For Country selection of U.S.A.: Movie Rating PG-13 NC-17 and X 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...
  • Page 37: External Inputs Settings

    • You will need to connect the audio cable in addition to connecting the component cables. 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.
  • Page 38: General Settings

    General Settings Language Select the language of your choice from English, Español and Français to be used for displaying all the on screen settings. Info Banner Displays the program name and the program information such as program title and program rating (if available from the broadcaster) when option is set to On. Select Off for minimal display information.
  • Page 39: 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 40 Remove the lamp door. Holding the door knob, press the door lever toward the door knob in the direction the arrow is pointing. Then, pull the lamp door out of the TV towards you. Pull the lamp out of the TV. Grip the lamp by the indented grooves as illustrated below.
  • Page 41 TV. • Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-2500 replacement lamp. • Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging in/unplugging the connecting cords.
  • Page 42: 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 No picture Cannot receive any channels TV is locked to one channel...
  • Page 43 Condition Explanation/Solution No sound/Noisy sound Good picture, no sound • Check the volume control. • Press MUTING or VOL + so that “Muting” disappears from the screen • Set Speakers to TV Speakers in the Audio Options settings (see page 33). •...
  • Page 44 If the message still appears after the dust or obstacles are removed, the TV may need servicing. Call your local Sony Service Center. • Turn off the TV for a while or let the TV run on another channel. Unlike plasma TV and CRT TV, image retention on this TV is not permanent.
  • Page 45: Specifications

    Specifications Model KDF-37H1000 System LCD Panel 0.73 inch TFT LCD panel (1,280 × 720 pixels) All the video inputs are converted to fit this panel resolution. Projection system 3 LCD Panels, 1 lens projection system Projection Lens High Performance, large diameter hybrid lens F2.4 Lamp 100 W, XL-2500 Ultra High Pressure Lamp Television system...
  • Page 46: Index

    CH+/– button Channel Block CHANNEL+/– button CineMotion Color Color Temperature COMPONENT IN jack (1080i/720p/ , 13 480p/480i), described Contact Sony Cooling Mode Country Current Time Device Auto Power Off Device List DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT, described Digital CC Digital Rating...
  • Page 52 United States 1-800-222-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. Canada...

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