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Sony KDF-E42A10 Operating Instructions Manual

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2-597-544-12(1)
LCD Projection TV
HD-TV
Operating Instructions
KDF-E42A10
KDF-E50A10
© 2005 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1

    2-597-544-12(1) ™ LCD Projection TV HD-TV Operating Instructions ™ KDF-E42A10 KDF-E50A10 © 2005 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the TV. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No.

  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    This TV provides display of TV closed captioning in accordance with §15.119 of the FCC rules. For Customers in the United States If you have any questions about this product, you may call; Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-7669 or http://www.sony.com/...

  • Page 4: Trademark Information

    See pages 13 and 14 for more information on the installation. CAUTION Use the following Sony appliance(s) only with the following TV STAND. Use with other TV STAND may cause instability and possibly result in injury.

  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce...

  • Page 6: For Safety

    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 Cleaning 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.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introducing the TV Welcome ... 9 Package Contents... 9 Features... 9 Enjoying Your TV... 11 Notes on the TV ... 11 Screen... 11 Indicators ... 12 Projection Lamp ... 12 Installing the TV ... 13 Carrying Your TV ... 13 Take Precaution during Installation...

  • Page 8

    Selecting PC Setup Options ... 81 Accessing the Applications Settings... 83 Selecting Applications Options ... 83 Other Information Overview... 85 Contacting Sony ... 85 Replacing the Lamp... 86 How to Replace the Lamp... 86 Troubleshooting ... 90 Remote Control... 90 CableCARD Device ...

  • Page 9: Introducing The Tv

    Introducing the TV Welcome Thank you for purchasing this Sony’s HD LCD projection TV. This manual is for models KDF-E42A10 and KDF-E50A10. Package Contents Along with your new TV, the packing box contains a remote control and two AA (R6) batteries. See page 95 for the complete list of packaging contents.

  • Page 10

    Introducing the TV ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ CableCARD slot. After the service is activated with your cable TV company, the card replaces the need for a separate set-top box. (Check with your cable TV company about CableCARD service details, limitations, pricing, and availability.

  • Page 11: Enjoying Your Tv

    Enjoying Your TV To enjoy your TV for years to come and maintain its original picture quality, you should perform periodic maintenance. Notes on the TV To enjoy clear picture ❑ ❑ When not using the TV for a long period of time ❑...

  • Page 12: Indicators

    When the projection lamp wears out, the screen goes dark. Replace the lamp with a new Sony XL-2400 replacement lamp (not supplied). ✍ The light emitted from the lamp is quite bright when your TV is in use.

  • Page 13: Installing The Tv

    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. When moving the 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 14: Preventing The Tv From Toppling Over

    Horizontal Viewing Area ˚ ˚ ˚ Sony strongly recommends using the TV stand SU-RG11S (for KDF- E42A10)/SU-RG11M (for KDF-E50A10) with a support belt designed for your TV. ✍ When using the SU-RG11S (for KDF-E42A10)/SU-RG11M (for KDF- E50A10) stand for your TV, you must use the support belt.

  • Page 15: Tv Controls And Connectors

    7 POWER/ Lights up in green when the TV is turned on. If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate the display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 2). When the red LED STANDBY LED blinks only three times, the lamp door of the lamp unit or the lamp itself is not securely attached (see page 88).

  • Page 16: Side Panel

    Introducing the TV Side Panel Jack Description 1 HD/DVD IN 2 Connect to your DVD player’s or digital set-top box’s component video (YP (1080i/720p/ (L/R) jacks. Component video provides better picture quality than the S VIDEO (5 of rear 480p/480i) panel) or the composite video (6 of rear panel) connections (see page 18).

  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel CABLE VHF/UHF Jack Description 1 CABLE RF input that connects to your cable and VHF/UHF antenna signal. VHF/UHF 2 CableCARD slot CableCARD device provides cable subscribers with access to secure, digitally encrypted cable — channels standard definition but also high definition television. For more information, see page 30. PC IN 7 Connect to the video output connector and audio output jack on your personal computer.

  • Page 18

    Introducing the TV Jack Description 5 VIDEO IN 1 Connects to the S VIDEO output jack of your VCR or other video equipment that has S VIDEO S VIDEO. S VIDEO provides better picture quality than the composite video (6). 6 VIDEO IN 1/3 Connect to the composite video and audio output jacks on your VCR or other video VIDEO/...

  • Page 19: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Overview Your new LCD projection TV can receive both analog and digital broadcasting signals from antenna, satellite and cable TV. To display clear crisp pictures, you must connect your TV correctly and choose the correct display format (see “Using the WIDE Button” on page 53).

  • Page 20: About Using S Video

    Connecting the TV About Using S VIDEO Example of an S VIDEO Connection S VIDEO cable Equipment with S VIDEO About Using HDMI If you are connecting equipment with DVI connector with this TV, you will to DVI Adapter need to use an adapter. You can use an HDMI-to-DVI cable or an HDMI adapter (not supplied).

  • Page 21: Basic Connections

    Basic Connections The way in which you connect your TV will vary, depending on how your home receives a signal (antenna and satellite; cable and cable box) and whether or not you plan to connect a VCR. If You Are Connecting Cable System or VHF/UHF ❑...

  • Page 22: Cable System Or Vhf/uhf

    Connecting the TV Cable System or For best results, use this connection if you: VHF/UHF ❑ ❑ Cable TV (CATV) and Antenna Notes on Using This Connection Switch the TV’s input between the cable and antenna Have a cable and/or an antenna. (This is convenient if you are using a separate rooftop antenna to receive additional channels that are not provided by your cable TV company.) Do not have a cable box or VCR.

  • Page 23: Cable Box And Antenna

    Cable Box and For best results, use this connection if: Antenna ❑ Before connecting a cable ❑ box, see “Using CableCARD Device” on page 30. With this connection you can: ❑ ❑ Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Use the cable box Set up the TV remote control to operate the cable Activate the remote control to operate the cable...

  • Page 24: Cable Box

    Connecting the TV Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: ❑ Before connecting a cable ❑ box, see “Using CableCARD Device” on page 30. With this connection you can: ❑ To connect the cable box Notes on Using This Connection To do this...

  • Page 25: Satellite Receiver

    Satellite Receiver Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. ✍ CABLE Coaxial cable Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s SATELLITE IN jack. Use A/V and S VIDEO cables to connect the satellite receiver’s AUDIO and S VIDEO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO and S VIDEO IN jacks. Use a coaxial cable to connect your cable to the TV’s CABLE jack, or your antenna to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack.

  • Page 26: Digital Cable Box Or Digital Satellite Receiver

    Connecting the TV Digital Cable Box or Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Digital Satellite Receiver Digital cable box or satellite receiver Cables are often color-coded to connectors. Connect red to red, white to white, etc. Audio cable RF coaxial cable Connect the RF coaxial cable from the CATV or satellite dish to the input of the digital cable box or digital satellite receiver.

  • Page 27: Equipment With Hdmi Connection

    Equipment with Use this hookup if: ❑ HDMI Connection Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. z The HDMI jack Using an HDMI cable, connect the equipment’s HDMI OUT jack to the provides both video TV’s HDMI IN jack. and audio signals, so it is not necessary to connect an audio cable.

  • Page 28: Equipment With Dvi Connection

    Connecting the TV Equipment with DVI Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Connection If you are connecting with DVI-HDTV output, you can connect to the TV’s HDMI IN jack by using an HDMI-to-DVI cable or an adapter (both not supplied).

  • Page 29: Equipment With Digital Audio (optical)

    Equipment with Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Digital Audio You can use the TV's DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT jack to connect a (Optical) 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 TV's DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT jack.

  • Page 30: Using Cablecard Device

    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 31: Removing The Cablecard Device

    z You can also access information about your CableCARD device in the Applications settings (see page 84). Removing the In the event you want to cancel your service, contact your cable TV CableCARD Device company. ✍ To install a different CableCARD device, follow the instructions in “Activating CableCARD Service”...

  • Page 32: Setting Up The Channel List

    Connecting the TV Setting Up the Channel List After you finish connecting the TV, you can run the Initial Setup to create a list of available analog and digital channels. The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on the TV for the first time after hooking it up. If you choose to set up the channels at a later time, select the Auto Program option in the Channel setting to scan available channels (see below).

  • Page 33: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Connecting Optional Equipment You can connect a variety of optional equipment to your TV. This section provides some of the individual connections you can make. For multiple connections, please refer to the Quick Setup Guide. If You Are Connecting VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing DVD Player with Component Video Connectors...

  • Page 34: Vcr And Cable

    Connecting the TV VCR and Cable Use this hookup if: ❑ Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Rear of TV Splitter CATV cable Cables are often color-coded to connectors. Connect red to red, white to white, etc. You have cable TV that does not require a cable box. Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter.

  • Page 35: Vcr And Cable Box

    (pay channels vs. regular cable channels) and you need to use a cable box. Use the 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” on page 47.

  • Page 36

    Connecting the TV Rear of TV CABLE Coaxial cable CATV cable Splitter VHF/UHF S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO AUDIO HD / DVD IN VIDEO IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO-L AUDIO-L AUDIO-R AUDIO-R A/V cable Coaxial cable Cables are often color-coded to connectors.

  • Page 37: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    Two VCRs for Tape If you connect two VCRs, you can record from one VCR to the other while Editing using your TV to monitor what is being recorded. Using Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. S VIDEO jacks? See page 20.

  • Page 38: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    Connecting the TV DVD Player with Use this hookup if: ❑ Component Video Connectors Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. DVD player color-coded to connectors. Your DVD player has component (YP Use a component video cable to connect the DVD player’s YP to the TV’s Y P jacks.

  • Page 39: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    ✍ To watch a DVD, 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 it, you must program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control”...

  • Page 40: Personal Computer

    Connecting the TV Personal Computer z When connecting to an Apple Macintosh computer, use the HD15-HD15 cable to connect PC IN of the TV to video output connector of the computer. For some Apple Macintosh computers, it may be necessary to use an adapter (not supplied).

  • Page 41: Camcorder Or "playstation

    Camcorder or You can connect a camcorder or “PlayStation” to your TV. For easy “PlayStation” connection, use VIDEO IN 2 on the left side of the TV. To use the S VIDEO jack instead of the VIDEO jack (yellow), use VIDEO IN 1 on the rear panel of the TV.

  • Page 42: Audio Receiver

    Connecting the TV Audio Receiver For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through your stereo system (see page 67). Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Using an audio cable, connect the TV’s AUDIO OUT (VAR/FIX) jacks to the audio receiver’s audio LINE IN jacks.

  • Page 43: Watching The Tv

    Watching the TV Overview The table on the next page describes the buttons on the remote control. Topic Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control Button Descriptions Programming the Remote Control Manufacturer’s Codes Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control Special 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 44: Button Descriptions

    Watching the TV Button Descriptions TV/VIDEO MUTING POWER TV POWER DVD/ SAT/ CABLE FUNCTION JUMP MTS/SAP FREEZE SOUND PICTURE TV/SAT WIDE PREV REPLAY ADVANCE NEXT PLAY VISUAL SEARCH PAUSE STOP REC PAUSE REC STOP TOP MENU MENU z The 5 button, CH + button, MTS/SAP and Play button have a tactile dot.

  • Page 45

    Button Description qd VISUAL To be used only with your connected external equipment with visual search function. (Non-operable button for TV) SEARCH qf VOL +/– Press to adjust the volume. qg DVD/VCR z REC: Press to record. By pressing this button alone will start the recording.

  • Page 46

    Watching the TV Button Description wl F1 Press to select the function of connected components. For details, see “Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control” on page e; F2 Press to select the function of connected components. For details, see “Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control” on page...

  • Page 47: Programming The Remote Control

    Programming the Remote Control The remote control is preset to operate Sony brand video equipment. Sony Equipment DVD/VCR MUTING TV/VIDEO POWER TV POWER SAT/CABLE DVD/ SAT/ CABLE Follow the steps below to program your TV’s remote control to operate the FUNCTION non-Sony video equipment.

  • Page 48: Manufacturer's Codes

    Sony Dish Network Echostar General Electric Hitachi Hughes Mitsubishi Panasonic Philips RCA/PROSCAN 802, 808 Toshiba 806, 807 Samsung * If an Aiwa VCR does not work even though you enter the code for Aiwa, enter the code for Sony instead.

  • Page 49: Using Other Equipment With Your Remote Control

    Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control To operate other equipment connected to your TV, first turn to page 48 and program the necessary code. For operating video equipment, press TV/VIDEO repeatedly until you see the video input on the screen for your connected equipment.

  • Page 50: Operating An Av Receiver

    Watching the TV Operating a 5.1ch DVD AV System (Sony DAV) To Do This ... Press ... Activate the remote control to operate DVD/VCR (FUNCTION) the DVD Turn on/off POWER Select other equipment connected to the DAV Disk skip Display the top menu...

  • Page 51: Special Buttons On The Remote Control

    Special Buttons on the Remote Control This TV comes with convenient features that can be accessed directly by pressing their buttons on your remote control. Using the GUIDE This TV is equipped to show program information if it is available from the Button station.

  • Page 52

    Watching the TV Using the Program Guide The Program Guide allows you to select the channels from a drop down list. The Guide also provides information about the current program being shown on each channel. Using the Program Options Setting The Program Options setting allows you to customize the program settings on the currently tuned channel.

  • Page 53: Using The Wide Button

    Using the WIDE Wide screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide Button screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). ✍ z When the TV receives a 720p or 1080i signal that is 4:3 aspect ratio picture with a black bar Changing the wide screen mode at each side, Full returns the picture to its...

  • Page 54: Using The Jump Button

    Watching the TV Using the JUMP channel and the last channel that was selected. Button Using the FREEZE You can use this feature to write down information such as phone numbers, Button recipes, etc. To cancel again. button allows you to jump back and forth between the current JUMP JUMP button allows you to temporarily capture a program’s picture.

  • Page 55: Introducing Wega Gate

    Introducing WEGA GATE Overview of WEGA GATE WEGA GATE provides one button access for controlling your TV. It enables you to perform a variety of tasks intuitively with a control panel on the screen rather than a variety of remote control button presses. When you press the function: selecting from Favorite Channels, watching TV, viewing external equipment signals or adjusting TV settings.

  • Page 56

    Introducing WEGA GATE The WEGA GATE screen gives you access to the following items: Icon Description The Favorites feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorite channels that you specify. For details, see page 57. Favorites The Cable feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the cable input.

  • Page 57: Navigating And Selecting Items

    Navigating and Selecting Items Use your remote control to navigate through WEGA GATE and the settings. To Do This ... Display WEGA GATE control panel Display Settings Move through Settings Select an option to change Move back to upper layer Select (confirm) changed setting Exit WEGA GATE control panel or Settings Using Favorites in WEGA GATE...

  • Page 58: Using Cable In Wega Gate

    Introducing WEGA GATE Using Cable in WEGA GATE The Cable feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the cable input. When tuned to the channel, the Program Banner and Channel number will be displayed. Select Cable from the WEGA GATE control panel and press Using Antenna in WEGA GATE The Antenna feature takes you to the most recently viewed channel on the antenna input.

  • Page 59: Using External Inputs In Wega Gate

    Using External Inputs in WEGA GATE The External Inputs feature lets you view from a selected external input connected to your TV. You can assign a label or skip over unused inputs by selecting Edit Video Labels. Input label assignment can also be done by going to Setup settings and select Label Video Inputs (see page 79).

  • Page 61: Using The Settings

    Using the Settings Overview The Settings give you access to the following features: (Depending on the signal tuned, you may see a different Setting options on your screen. Settings displayed here are with the 720p signal.) Settings Video Antenna Video Press WEGA GATE to exit Picture Mode Vivid...

  • Page 62

    Using the Settings Settings Channel Antenna Channel Press WEGA GATE to exit Favorite Channels Digital Channels Auto Program Show/Hide Channels Label Channels Parental Lock Antenna Parental Lock Press WEGA GATE to exit Password Setup Antenna Setup Press WEGA GATE to exit Caption Vision Info Banner Game Mode...

  • Page 63: Accessing The Video Settings

    Accessing the Video Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight... Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Video, press Selecting Video The Video settings include the following options: Options Option Picture...

  • Page 64

    Using the Settings Option Color Temp. White intensity adjustment Sharpness Noise Reduction DRC Mode DRC Palette Custom Description Choose from four color temperatures: Cool Select to give the white colors a blue tint. Neutral Select to give the white colors a neutral tint. Warm 1, 2 When selected Custom in Picture Mode, select to give the white colors a red tint.

  • Page 65: Selecting Pc Video Options

    Option Advanced Video Available in “Custom Picture Mode” Selecting PC Video To display the PC screen: Options Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the remote control until VIDEO 7 (PC) appears. ✍ The PC Input Video setting includes the following options: Option Display Mode Reset Iris...

  • Page 66: Accessing The Audio Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Audio Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Audio, press Selecting Audio The Audio settings include the following options: Options...

  • Page 67

    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 TV remains in Stereo mode.) Mono Select for mono reception.

  • Page 68: Selecting Pc Audio Options

    Using the Settings Selecting PC Audio To display the PC screen: Options Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the remote control until VIDEO 7 (PC) appears. The PC Input Audio setting includes the following options: Sound Mode Reset Treble Bass Balance Effect Speaker Audio Out Easy control of...

  • Page 69: Accessing The Screen Settings

    Accessing the Screen Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Screen, press Selecting Screen The Screen settings include the following options: Options Option z Wide Mode is...

  • Page 70

    Using the Settings Option z If 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 4:3...

  • Page 71: Selecting Pc Screen Options

    Selecting PC Screen To display the PC screen: Options Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the remote control until VIDEO 7 (PC) appears. z When there is no signal input, all settings are not available. ✍ The PC Input Screen setting includes the following options: Option z Select Zoom in the Wide Mode...

  • Page 72: Accessing The Channel Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Channel Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Channel, press Selecting Channel The Channel settings include the following options: Options...

  • Page 73

    Option Description ✍ If you select to hide or show a major digital channel, all the sub- channels are automatically hidden or shown. To show or hide an individual sub-channel within a digital channel, you must individually select that sub-channel to show or hide. ✍...

  • Page 74: Accessing The Parental Lock Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Parental Lock Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Parental Lock, press The Parental setting allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels.

  • Page 75: Viewing Blocked Programs

    Option z 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 set more To deactivate the parental control feature restrictive ratings, select ❑...

  • Page 76: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    Using the Settings Selecting Custom US custom rating options If you selected Rating Options Rating setting includes the following options. (If you selected z To ensure maximum page 77.) blocking capability, the age-based ratings Option should be blocked. Movie Rating TV Rating Block programs by their rating,...

  • Page 77

    Canadian custom rating options If you selected Canada as the country of residence on page 75, the Custom Rating setting includes the following options. (If you selected U.S.A., see page 76.) Option Description English Rating All children. Children 8 years and older. General programming.

  • Page 78: Accessing The Setup Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Setup Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Setup, press Selecting The Setup settings include the following options: Setup Options...

  • Page 79

    Option Label Video Inputs Language Video 2 z If you use the composite connection (Component) when Video 2 (Component) is set to Auto, do not connect the component cable at the same time. Otherwise select Off. Menu Color Image Shift Description Allows you to label the audio/video equipment you have connected to the TV so you can identify them when using...

  • Page 80: Programming Caption Vision

    Using the Settings Option High Altitude CineMotion Programming If you selected the Caption Vision can change the following settings: Option Basic Digital CC Advanced Advanced Settings Description Select On to use the TV at an altitude of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) or higher.

  • Page 81: Selecting Pc Setup Options

    Selecting PC Setup To display the PC screen: Options Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly on the remote control until VIDEO 7 (PC) appears. ✍ The PC Input Setup setting includes the following options: Option Power Management Language Menu Color Image Shift High Altitude You can change the settings for the PC input while the TV is displaying the PC screen.

  • Page 82

    Using the Settings PC Input Signal Compatibility Chart Resolution Signals Horizontal (Dot) SVGA XGA** 1024 1024 1024 WXGA** 1280 1280 *: Corresponding to the VGA signal **: These signals do not support Normal display mode. ✍ This TV does not support Sync on Green or Composite Sync. ✍...

  • Page 83: Accessing The Applications Settings

    Accessing the Applications Settings Press WEGA GATE... Select Settings... Highlight... 4. Press to select... To highlight an option and to change settings, press V v B b. Press to confirm the selection. To exit the Applications, press Selecting The Applications settings include the following options: Applications Option Options...

  • Page 84

    Using the Settings Option Diagnostics CableCARD Description Press V or v to highlight one of the following options, then press Program Select to set the Timer by day, time, duration, and channel. Select to turn off the Timer. (Your previous settings are saved.) If you selected Program in step 2, press V and v to set the day(s), hour, minute, AM/PM, duration, and channel or press b to confirm each setting and...

  • Page 85: Other Information

    Optional accessories Index 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. For US residents: 1-800-222-SONY (7669) or visit: http://www.sonystyle.com/tv/ For Canadian residents: 1-877-899-SONY (7669) or visit: http://www.sonystyle.ca/tv/...

  • Page 86: 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-2400 replacement lamp (not supplied) for replacement. Use of any other lamp may damage the TV. Do not remove the lamp for any purpose other than replacement. Doing so may cause injury or fire.

  • Page 87

    Remove the outside lamp cover. Remove the lamp door. Turn the knob counterclockwise to OPEN and pull out the cover. Pull out the lamp. Hook a finger through the loop of the lamp handle and pull the handle upwards. Then pull the lamp straight out. ✍...

  • Page 88

    Turn the knob back to CLOSE and secure the cover. Put the outside lamp cover back in its place. ✍ Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-2400 replacement lamp. ✍ Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging in/unplugging the connecting cords.

  • Page 89

    The used lamp This product contains mercury. Disposal of this product may be regulated if sold in the United States. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance (http://www.eiae.org). ❑ Do not leave the used lamp near flammable materials or within the reach of children.

  • Page 90: Troubleshooting

    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 TV remote. You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control.

  • Page 91: Video

    Adjust the reality/clarity in the DRC Palette setting (see page 64) to optimize the picture while viewing these sources. The Iris Control may have a problem. Call your local Sony Service Center. Other Information...

  • Page 92: 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 93: General

    If the message still appears after the dust or obstacles are removed, the TV may need servicing. Call your local Sony Service Center. The TV cools down its projection lamp when the power is turned off. It takes up to two minutes for the picture to come back after the TV is turned on again.

  • Page 94: Specifications

    Other Information Specifications Projection System LCD Panel Projection Lens Antenna Lamp Television System Visible Screen Size (Picture measured diagonally) Channel Coverage Number of Inputs/Outputs HDMI IN Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input AUDIO (VAR/FIX) OUT RF Inputs PC Input Digital Audio Optical Output (PCM/Dolby Digital)

  • Page 95

    Dimensions (W/H/D) Mass Supplied Accessories Remote Control AA (R6) Batteries Operating Instructions Quick Setup Guide Warranty Card Product Registration Card Optional accessories: ❑ HDMI cable ❑ HDMI-to-DVI cable ❑ Component video cable ❑ S VIDEO cable ❑ A/V cable ❑ Audio cable ❑...

  • Page 96: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons 44 4:3 Default 70 5.1 Channel DVD using with remote control 50 A/V Sync 67 About Using CableCARD Device AC IN 18 Adding channels to the channel list 72 Adjusting audio, Steady Sound Advanced Iris 63 Advanced Video 65 Alternate Audio 52 Alternate Video 52 ANT button 44...

  • Page 97

    Label Channels 73 Label Video Inputs 79 LAMP LED 15 Lamp, replacing 86–89 Language 79, 81 Live Color 65 MENU button 45, 49 Menu Color 79, 81 Movie Rating 76 MTS 67 MUTING button 44 Noise Reduction 64 Off, turning off the TV 15 On, turning on the TV 15 P, Q Parental Control, described 9...

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