About the Name
i.LINK as a Repeater
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling digital video, digital
audio, and other data in two directions between equipment having
an i.LINK jack, and for controlling other equipment.
i.LINK compatible equipment can be connected using a single i.LINK
cable. Possible applications are operations and data transactions with
various digital AV equipment. When two or more i.LINK compatible
devices are connected to the projection TV, operations and data
transactions are possible not only with the equipment that this unit is
connected to, but also with the other devices via the directly
Note, however, that the method of operation sometimes varies
according to the characteristics and specifications of the equipment to
be connected, and that operations and data transactions are
sometimes not possible on some connected equipment.
Before connecting this unit to i.LINK compatible equipment, refer to the
instruction manual of the equipment to be connected.
i.LINK is Sony's term for the IEEE 1394 data transport bus, and is a
trademark approved by many corporations. IEEE 1394 is an
international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical
This device functions as a repeater or node, so that the i.LINK specific
digital signals provided by one device will be relayed to another
device that is connected to the first device. This will occur even when
the second device does not have the means to use the repeater digital
When i.LINK devices are connected to this projection TV, the
maximum bit rate (the speed at which data can be sent or received) is
200 Mbps (megabits per second).
To use this projection TV as an i.LINK repeater when the unit is
powered off, be sure that the i.LINK Standby option is set to
described on page 66.