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· Have questions on the use of your television after reading your manual
· Experience diffi culty operating your television
Contact Sony Customer Support at:
http://www.sony.com/tvsupport
or to speak with a support representative:
United States
Canada
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
1-877-899-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
SXRD Projection TV
Operating Instructions
KDS-50A2020
KDS-55A2020
KDS-60A2020
http://www.sony.net/
Printed in U.S.A.
© 2006 Sony Corporation
3-198-047-11(1)

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  • Page 1 United States Canada 1-800-222-SONY (7669) 1-877-899-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 SXRD Projection TV Operating Instructions KDS-50A2020...
  • Page 2 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 Canada 1-877-899-SONY (7669)
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    See pages 11 and 12 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 4: Trademark Information

    U.S.A and other countries. Blu-ray Disc is a trademark. SXRD, WEGA, Grand WEGA, Steady Sound, Digital Reality Creation and CineMotion are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. This TV is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • 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 Getting Started Welcome ...8 Features...8 Notes on the TV ...9 Screen...10 Projection Lamp ...10 Installing the TV ...11 Carrying Your TV ...11 Take Precaution during Installation...11 Preventing the TV from Toppling Over ...11 When Installing Your TV against a Wall...12 Recommended Viewing Area ...13 Connecting the TV ...14 Cable System and VHF/UHF...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    CineMotion feature provides smoother picture movement when playing back movies or other video sources on film. MENU: Sony’s unique user interface provides easy access to the popular and useful TV functions such as external inputs (switch among connected equipment), favorite channels (create a list of your favorite channels), cable channels (view cable channels), antenna channels (view antenna channels) or to customize your TV settings.
  • Page 9: Notes On The Tv

    ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ Notes on the TV To enjoy clear picture ❑ ❑ When not using the TV for a long period of time ❑ When turning off the power ❑ On moisture condensation ❑ Favorite Channels: Using the MENU function, you can view and select from a list of up to 16 favorite channels without leaving the current channel.
  • Page 10: Screen

    When the projection lamp wears out, the screen goes dark. Replace the lamp with a new Sony XL-5200 replacement lamp (not supplied). After the lamp is replaced, set the Lamp Replacement option in the Setup settings (see page 47).
  • Page 11: Installing The Tv

    Toppling Over Using the TV stand with support belts ❑ ✍ Sony strongly recommends using the TV stand SU-RS11M (for KDS- 50A2020)/SU-RS11X (for KDS-55A2020, KDS-60A2020) with a support belt designed for your TV. When using the SU-RS11M (for KDS-50A2020)/SU-RS11X (for KDS- 55A2020, KDS-60A2020) stand for your TV, you must use the support belt.
  • Page 12: When Installing Your Tv Against A Wall

    Getting Started When Installing Your Keep your TV at least 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall to provide proper ventilation. Blocking the ventilation opening of the cooling fan may damage TV against a Wall the TV. 4 inches Never install the TV as follows 12 inches (approx.
  • Page 13: Recommended Viewing Area

    Recommended Your viewing position may affect the picture quality. Viewing Area For the best picture quality, install your TV within the areas shown below. Model KDS-50A2020 KDS-55A2020 KDS-60A2020 ✍ ✍ Viewing distance min. 6.6 ft. (approx. 2.0 m) min. 6.8 ft. (approx. 2.1 m) min.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Tv

    Getting Started Connecting the TV To display clear crisp pictures, you must connect your TV correctly and select the correct Wide Mode to display the picture in the correct aspect ratio (see “Changing the Wide Screen Mode” on page 25). It is strongly recommended that you connect the antenna/cable input using 75-ohm coaxial cable to receive optimum picture quality signal.
  • Page 15: Cable Box/digital Cable Box

    Cable Box/ Use this hookup if ❑ Digital Cable Box ❑ z To change channels using the cable box, set your TV to channel 3 or 4 depending on the cable box channel output. ✍ ✍ Satellite Receiver and Cable/Antenna SERVICE ONLY PC IN VIDEO...
  • Page 16: Vcr And Cable

    Getting Started VCR and Cable Splitter CATV cable SERVICE ONLY VIDEO IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) PC IN S VIDEO VIDEO VHF/UHF ( MONO ) AUDIO AUDIO CABLE AUDIO S VIDEO Coaxial cable A/V cable S VIDEO cable ✍ If your VCR is not equipped with S VIDEO, use a VIDEO cable (yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable.
  • Page 17: Vcr And Cable Box/digital Cable Box

    VCR and Cable Box/ Digital Cable Box VHF/UHF CABLE VIDEO (yellow) AUDIO-L (white) Coaxial AUDIO-R (red) cable CATV cable Splitter z To change channels using the cable box, set your TV to channel 3 or 4 depending on the cable box channel output.
  • Page 18: When Connecting To Optional Equipment

    Getting Started When Connecting to Optional Equipment Front Panel OPEN Jack Description 1 HD/DVD IN 2 Connects to your equipment’s component video (YP (1080i/720p/ provides better picture quality than the S VIDEO (6 of rear panel) or the composite video 2 480p/480i) connection.
  • Page 19: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel AUDIO Jack Description 1 HDMI IN 6/7 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital L-AUDIO-R audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video equipment, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray Disc Player, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition video, plus two-channel digital audio.
  • Page 20 Getting Started Jack Description 2 CABLE Connects to your cable signal. This CABLE input jack, in conjunction with the VHF/UHF input jack, lets you set up your TV to switch between scrambled channels (coming through a cable box) and unscrambled cable channels. For details, see page 14. ✍...
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Channel List - Initial Setup

    Setting Up the Channel List - Initial Setup 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. Auto Program performed through Initial Setup will automatically create a list of receivable channels from both VHF/UHF antenna and cable TV channels if both sources are connected.
  • Page 22: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Using the Remote Control 1 TV/VIDEO 2 SLEEP 3 FUNCTION 4 0 - 9, ENT 6 JUMP 7 ANT 8 SURROUND 9 SOUND ✍ The 5 button, CH + button and PLAY button have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the TV.
  • Page 23 Button Description 0 GUIDE Press to display the guide when you are watching analog or digital channels. Using the Guide The guide allows you to select the channels from a channel list. The guide also provides information about the current program being shown on each channel (if information is available from the station).
  • Page 24 X PAUSE: Press to pause playback. x STOP: Press to stop the playback of a recorded program. Only for Sony DVD recorders with the visual search function. For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the SEARCH DVD recorder.
  • Page 25 Button Description wa PICTURE Press repeatedly to cycle through the available picture modes: Vivid, Standard, Custom. The picture modes can be also accessed in the Picture settings. For details, see Settings” on page 34. ws WIDE Press repeatedly to step through the Wide Mode settings: Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom.
  • Page 26: Programming The Remote Control

    Basic Operations Programming the Remote Control The remote control is preset to operate Sony brand video equipment. BD/DVD DVR/VCR SAT/CABLE Follow the steps below to program your TV’s remote control to operate non- Sony video equipment. Find the three-digit code for your equipment from the “Manufacturer’s Codes”...
  • Page 27 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 28: Using Other Equipment With Your Remote Control

    Basic Operations Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control To operate other equipment connected to your TV, first turn to page 27 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 29 POWER Turn on/off Play Stop X (press again to resume Pause normal playback) Operating a 5.1ch DVD AV System (Sony DAV) To Do This ... Press ... Activate the remote control to operate BD/DVD (FUNCTION) the DVD Turn on/off POWER...
  • Page 30: Operating An Av Receiver

    Basic Operations Operating a HDD/DVD Combo Unit To Do This ... Press ... Activate the remote control to operate DVR/VCR (FUNCTION) the DVD/HDD Turn on/off POWER Select the HDD Select the DVD Play Stop Pause Search the picture forward or backward M or m during playback V v B b Move highlight (cursor) and select...
  • Page 31: Tv Controls

    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 the contacting Sony information on page 2). When the red LED blinks only three times, the lamp door of the lamp unit or the lamp itself is not securely attached (see page 53).
  • Page 32: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Overview of MENU MENU 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 MENU button, you can select from basic TV functions: External Inputs, Favorites, Cable, Antenna or Settings.
  • Page 33 MENU Description The Favorites feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorite channels that you specify. Highlight Favorites from the MENU control Favorites panel and press appears. Make your selection by pressing V/v to highlight the desired channel and then press the current channel to the list of Favorite Channels, highlight Add to Favorites and pre...
  • Page 34: Picture Settings

    Using the Menus Picture Settings Antenna Exit: Picture MENU Picture Mode Vivid Reset Advanced Iris Auto 1 Picture Brightness Color Color Temp. Cool Sharpness Option Description Picture Mode Vivid Standard Custom ✍ You can set up a Picture Mode (Vivid, Standard, Custom) independently for the TV input and for each Video input (Video 1 to Video 7).
  • Page 35 Option Description Color Temp. Cool White adjustment Neutral Warm 1, 2 Sharpness Adjust to sharpen or soften the picture. Noise Reduction Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment, and the VHF/UHF or cable inputs. Select from Auto, High, Medium, Low and Off. ✍...
  • Page 36 Using the Menus Option Description Advanced Settings Reset Available only when Picture Mode is set to Black Corrector Custom Gamma Clear White Live Color White Balance Detail Enhancer Edge Enhancer Resets all the Advanced Settings to default values (except for White Balance).
  • Page 37: Sound Settings

    Sound Settings Antenna Exit: Sound MENU Sound Mode Custom Reset Treble Bass Balance Steady Sound Volume Offset Surround Option Description Sound Mode Dynamic Standard Custom ✍ You can set up a Sound Mode (Dynamic, Standard, Custom) independently for the TV input and for each Video input (Video 1 to Video 7). Your Sound Mode settings are automatically saved upon selection.
  • Page 38 Using the Menus Option Description Alternate Audio Select among the available options to switch among the alternate audio streams. The program you are tuned to may be broadcast in a different language in the alternate audio Digital channels only streams. ✍...
  • Page 39: Screen Settings

    Screen Settings Antenna Exit: Screen MENU Wide Mode Full Auto Wide 4:3 Default Display Area Normal Horizontal Center Vertical Center Vertical Size Option Description Wide Mode Wide Zoom Normal Full Zoom ✍ You can set up a Wide Mode (Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom) independently for the TV input and for each Video input (Video 1 to Video 7).
  • Page 40 Using the Menus Option Description 4:3 Default Wide Zoom Select the default screen mode to use for 4:3 Normal sources. Full Zoom ✍ 4:3 Default is not available if Auto Wide is set to Off. ✍ If 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting changes only for the current channel.
  • Page 41: Channel Settings

    Channel Settings Antenna Exit: Channel MENU Favorite Channels Digital Channels Auto Program Show/Hide Channels Label Channels Diagnostics Option Description Favorite Channels Lets you set up a list of up to 16 of your favorite channels. Press V/v to scroll to the slot you would like to edit. Enter your favorite channel number and press To select other favorite channel numbers, repeat steps 1-2.
  • Page 42: Parental Lock Settings

    Using the Menus Parental Lock Settings Antenna Exit: Parental Lock MENU Press to change settings Rating Digital Rating Unrated Allow Change Password Select Country U. S. A. Option Description The Parental Lock settings allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. Use 0-9 on the remote control to enter a four-digit password.
  • Page 43 Option Description Digital Rating (Available only in U.S.A. where advanced ratings Custom... exist) Clear All ✍ This action will delete the current Digital Rating menu and the menu will no longer be available until the TV is tuned to a channel that contains downloadable ratings.
  • Page 44 Using the Menus Option Description 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. Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for Canada, select Canada in the Select Country setting (see page 43).
  • Page 45: Setup Settings

    Setup Settings Antenna Exit: Setup MENU Caption Vision (CC) Info Banner Game Mode Color Matrix Standard Label Video Inputs Clock/Timers Language English Video 2 (Component) Menu Color Blue Option Description Caption Vision (CC) Allows you to select from several closed-caption modes. Program Info Banner Set to On or Off.
  • Page 46 Using the Menus Option Description ✍ Edit allows you to create a custom 10-character label. Steps to edit the labels are the same as Label Channels (see page 41). ✍ If you select Skip, your TV skips this input when you press the TV/VIDEO button.
  • Page 47 Option Description Menu Color Enables you to select a specific color for the on-screen settings. Power Saving Select to reduce the power consumption by adjusting the lamp brightness. This also enhances the black level. Select On or Off. CineMotion Select Auto to optimize the screen display automatically detecting film content and applying a reverse 3-2 pulldown process.
  • Page 48 Using the Menus Programming Caption Vision (CC) If you selected the option under Program settings: Option Description Basic Allows you to select basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption options. CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4 Text1, Text2, Text3, Text4 Digital CC Allows you to set digital closed captioning to Basic (digital EIA-608) or Advanced (digital EIA-708).
  • Page 49: Pc Settings

    PC Settings Picture Display Mode Video Reset Advanced Iris Medium Picture Brightness Adjust the picture settings Resolution: 1024x768/60Hz Option Description Picture Display Mode Reset Advanced Iris To display the PC settings, see “Navigating Through Video Settings” (page 33). ✍ Press TV/VIDEO button to switch to another input.
  • Page 50 Using the Menus Option Description Picture Brightness Color Temp. White adjustment Sound Sound Mode Others Auto Adjustment Reset Phase Pitch Horizontal Center Allows you to move the position of the picture left and right. Vertical Center Wide Mode Adjust to increase or decrease picture contrast. Adjust to brighten or darken the picture.
  • Page 51: 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 52 Other Information Take the new lamp out of the box. Do not touch the glass portion of the new lamp. ✍ Do not shake the lamp. Vibration can damage the lamp or shorten its life. ✍ Avoid touching the front glass of a new lamp or the glass of the lamp receptacle.
  • Page 53 ✍ Do not touch the inside of the lamp compartment. ✍ The lamp is very hot immediately after use. Never touch the glass portion of the lamp or the surrounding parts. ✍ After the used lamp has cooled, place it into the empty box of the replacement lamp.
  • Page 54 TV. ✍ Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-5200 replacement lamp. ✍ Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging in/unplugging the connecting cords.
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you have additional 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: http://www.sony.com/tvsupport 1-800-222-SONY(7669) for US 1-877-899-SONY(7669) for Canada Remote Control...
  • Page 56: Picture

    If your TV does not turn on and the POWER LED keeps blinking in red, your TV may need service. Call your local Sony Service Center. Make sure the power cord is plugged in. Press POWER on the front of the TV.
  • Page 57: Sound

    Condition Explanation/Resolution ❏ Certain programs on DVD or other digital sources display a loss of detail, especially during fast-motion or dark scenes Sound Condition Explanation/Resolution ❏ Good picture, no sound ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ Audio noise ❏ ❏ ❏ Cannot gain enough volume when using a cable box ❏...
  • Page 58: General

    Other Information Condition Explanation/Resolution ❏ Some digital cable channels are not being displayed ❏ General Condition Explanation/Resolution ❏ How to reset the TV to factory settings ❏ How to restore Picture settings to factory settings ❏ How to restore Sound settings to factory settings ❏...
  • Page 59 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 60: Pc Input Signal Reference Chart

    Other Information PC Input Signal Reference Chart Resolution Signals Horizontal (Pixel) SVGA 1024 1024 1024 WXGA 1280 1280 1360 ✍ This TV’s PC input does not support Sync on Green or Composite Sync. ✍ The PC input signal displays on-screen in a smaller size than the actual TV screen size and does not support interlaced signals.
  • Page 61: Specifications

    Specifications Television system: NTSC American TV Standard ATSC (8VSB terrestrial) ATSC compliant 8VSB QAM on cable ANSI/SCTE 07 2000 (Does not include CableCARD functionality) Channel coverage: Terrestrial (analog) 2-69 Cable TV (analog) 1-125 Terrestrial (digital) 2-69 Cable TV (digital) 1-135 Antenna: 75-ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF Screen size (measured diagonally):...
  • Page 62: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons 22 4:3 Default 40 5.1 Channel DVD using with remote control 29 A/V Sync 38 Advanced Iris 34, 49 Advanced Settings 36 Alternate Audio 23, 38 ANT button 22 AUDIO IN jack, described 18 Audio Out 38 AUDIO OUT jack, described 20 Auto Adjustment 50 Auto Program 41...
  • Page 63 Off, turning off the TV 24, 31 On, turning on the TV 24, 31 Parental Control 8 Password, changing 43 PC IN jack 20 Phase 50 Picture 34, 50 PICTURE button 25 Picture Mode 34 Pitch 50 POWER button 24, 31 POWER LED 31 Power Saving 47 Problems, Troubleshooting 55–...

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