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2-637-151-11(1)
SXRD Projection TV
Operating Instructions
KDS-R50XBR1
KDS-R60XBR1
© 2005 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-637-151-11(1) SXRD Projection TV Operating Instructions KDS-R50XBR1 KDS-R60XBR1 © 2005 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Contacting Sony

    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

    Smoother, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MagicGate, MID and Twin View are trademarks of Sony Corporation. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation and used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK connector may not communicate with each other.
  • 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: Replacement Parts

    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. ❑ Clean the cabinet of the TV with a dry soft cloth.
  • 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 ... 99 Accessing the Applications Settings... 101 Selecting Applications Options ... 101 Other Information Overview... 103 Contacting Sony ... 103 Replacing the Lamp... 104 How to Replace the Lamp... 105 Troubleshooting ... 108 Twin View... 108 Remote Control ...108...
  • Page 9: Introducing The Tv

    Introducing the TV Welcome Thank you for purchasing this Sony SXRD projection TV. This manual is for models KDS-R50XBR1 and KDS-R60XBR1. Package Contents Along with your new TV, the packing box contains a remote control and two AA (R6) batteries. See page 116 for the complete list of packaging contents.
  • Page 10 Introducing the TV ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ™ BN Smoother : Reduces the block noise caused by digital video encoding and decoding process. S-master Full Digital Amplifier: Delivers superb clear dialog and reproduces the original sound quality while minimizing any sound fragmentation or jitter noise.
  • 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-5100 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 the TV by the pedestal or the front panel. 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

    TV. Allow this much space; 4 inches (10 cm) Sony strongly recommends using the SU-GW12 TV stand with a support belt designed for your TV. *You need to stretch the belt diagonally to attach it to the TV. ✍...
  • Page 15: 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-R50XBR1 KDS-R60XBR1 Horizontal Viewing Area 65 65 ˚ POWE ˚ ˚ Introducing the TV Viewing distance min.
  • Page 16: Tv Controls And Connectors

    1 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 106).
  • Page 17: Front Connectors

    Front Connectors STD/DUO Front panel connectors are under the front panel cover Item Description 1 Memory Stick When lit, indicates that the Memory Stick is being read. (Do not remove the Memory Stick indicator when the indicator is lit.) 2 Memory Stick slot For inserting Memory Stick media to view on your TV.
  • Page 18: Rear Panel

    Introducing the TV Rear Panel CABLE VHF/UHF Jack Description 1 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.
  • Page 19 For details, see page 87. 0 CONTROL S To control other Sony equipment with the TV's remote control, connect the CONTROL S IN/OUT IN jack of the equipment to the CONTROL S OUT jack on the TV with the CONTROL S cable.
  • Page 21: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Overview Your new SXRD 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 22: 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 a DVI connector to this TV, you will to DVI Adapter need to use an adapter.
  • Page 23: 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 24: 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 25: Cable Box And Antenna

    Cable Box and For best results, use this connection if: Antenna ❑ Before connecting a cable box, see “Using ❑ the CableCARD Device” on page 32. 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 26: Cable Box

    Connecting the TV Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: ❑ Before connecting a cable box, see “Using ❑ the CableCARD Device” on page 32. With this connection you can: ❑ To connect the cable box Notes on Using This Connection To do this...
  • Page 27: Satellite Receiver

    Satellite Receiver Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. ✍ Rear of TV CABLE VHF/UHF 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.
  • Page 28: 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. RF coaxial cable Audio cable Connect the RF coaxial cable from the CATV or satellite dish to the...
  • Page 29: Equipment With Hdmi Connection

    Equipment with Use this hookup if: ❑ HDMI Connection z The HDMI jack Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. provides both video Using an HDMI cable, connect the equipment’s HDMI OUT jack to the and audio signals, so it TV’s HDMI IN jack.
  • Page 30: 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 31: 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 32: Using The 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 33: Removing The Cablecard Device

    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” on page 32. Follow the displayed instructions: Phone your cable TV company. A representative will guide you through the activation process.
  • Page 34: 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 35: 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, refer to the separate Quick Setup Guide. If You Are Connecting VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box DVD Player with Component Video Connectors DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors...
  • Page 36: Vcr And Cable

    Connecting the TV VCR and Cable Use this hookup if: ❑ Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Rear of TV CABLE VHF/UHF Coaxial cable 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.
  • Page 37: 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 48.
  • Page 38 Connecting the TV Rear of TV CABLE VHF/UHF Coaxial cable CATV cable Splitter VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO-L AUDIO-L AUDIO-R AUDIO-R A/V cable A/V cable Coaxial cable Cables are often color-coded to connectors. Connect red to red, white to white, etc. S VIDEO cable Coaxial cable Cable box...
  • Page 39: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    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 YP jacks.
  • Page 40: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    ✍ To watch the 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 41: Personal Computer

    Personal Computer To connect a PC (personal computer) If you connect your PC to the TV, you can watch your personal computer’s display on the TV. z When connecting to an When your PC is connected to the TV with the HD15-HD15 cable and Apple Macintosh optional audio cable, you can view and listen to the PC’s video and audio computer, use the...
  • Page 42: Camcorder Or Playstation

    Connecting the TV Camcorder or Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. PlayStation For easy connection to a camcorder or PlayStation, the TV has front audio and video inputs (shown below). Use A/V and S VIDEO cables to connect the camcorder or PlayStation AUDIO and S VIDEO OUT jacks to the TV’s AUDIO and S VIDEO IN jacks.
  • Page 43: Audio Receiver

    Audio Receiver For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through your stereo system (see page 87). 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 45: Watching The Tv

    Watching the TV Overview This chapter includes the following topics: 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 46: Button Descriptions

    Watching the TV Button Descriptions z The 5 button and CH+ button have a tactile dot. Use the tactile as a reference when operating the remote control. Button Description 1 MUTING Press to mute the sound. Press again or press VOL + to unmute.
  • Page 47 Button Description qf POWER Press to turn on and on/off the TV and other audio/video buttons equipment you have programmed into the remote control. For details, see “Programming the Remote Control” on page 48. qg REC Record RESET Press when in a menu to reset the settings to the factory defaults.
  • Page 48: Programming The Remote Control

    Function DVD/VCR SAT/CABLE i.LINK If you have video equipment other than Sony brand that you want to control with the TV’s remote control, use the following procedure to program the remote control. To check if the code number works Aim the TV’s remote control at the equipment and press corresponds with that equipment.
  • Page 49: Manufacturer's Codes

    Manufacturer Code Sony Dish Network Echostar General Electric Hitachi Hughes Mitsubishi Panasonic RCA/PROSCAN 802, 808 Toshiba 806, 807 * If an Aiwa VCR does not work even though you enter the code for Aiwa, enter the code for Sony instead.
  • Page 50: Using Other Equipment With Your Remote Control

    Watching the TV 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 connected equipment. Remote control tips are provided below. Operating a VCR To Do This ...
  • Page 51: Special Buttons On The Remote Control

    Special Buttons on the Remote Control This TV comes with convenient features that can be accessed using special buttons on the 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 Mode at each side, Full returns the picture to its...
  • Page 54: Using The Jump Button

    Watching the TV Using the JUMP The JUMP button allows you to jump back and forth between the current 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.
  • Page 55: Using Twin View

    Using Twin View Twin View lets you see two pictures from two sources — from an antenna, VCR, DVD, etc. — on the screen at the same time. You hear the sound from only one of the sources at a time, but you can choose which source’s sound is selected.
  • Page 56 Watching the TV Functions available in the active window To Do This ... Tune to a channel Adjust the volume Mute the sound Switch the TV’s input between sources connected to the TV’s VHF/UHF and CABLE inputs Switch the TV’s input between sources connected to the TV’s A/V inputs Change the picture size...
  • Page 57: Changing The Picture Size

    Changing the The zoom feature lets you change the size of the left and right pictures. Picture Size To enlarge the left picture (reduce the right) ✍ Press B to activate the left picture (if not already activated). Press V to enlarge the picture and v to reduce the...
  • Page 58: Using Favorite Channels

    Watching the TV Using Favorite Channels The Favorite Channels feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorite channels that you specify. You can create a list using the Favorite Channels option in the Channel setting, or by using the Add to Favorites feature in the Favorite Channels guide.
  • Page 59: Using The Favorite Channels Guide

    Using the Favorite Channels Guide ✍ Press FAVORITES The Favorite Channels list appears. Press V or v to highlight the channel you want to watch. A preview of the highlighted favorite channel appears. Digital channels do not display in the preview window. To add the current channel to the list of Favorite Channels, highlight and press Add to Favorites...
  • Page 60: Using The Pc Input

    Watching the TV Using the PC Input The PC Input feature allows you to connect a personal computer to your TV so you can play PC content through the TV's large display and audio speakers. Displaying the PC To display the PC screen: Screen ❑...
  • Page 61: Using The Memory Stick Viewer

    ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ For more information about handling Memory Stick media, see “File Compatibility” on page 62. Memory Stick This TV is compatible with the following Sony brand Memory Stick media types: Compatibility ❑ ❑ ✍ ❑ ❑...
  • Page 62: File Compatibility

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer File Compatibility The Memory Stick Viewer is compatible with JPEG images taken with Sony digital still cameras and MPEG1 and camcorders. To be viewable in the Memory Stick Viewer, files must have the following file name extensions: * Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not play back correctly.
  • Page 63: Inserting And Removing A Memory Stick/memory Stick Duo

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo Inserting a Memory Locate the Memory Stick slot and insert the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Stick/Memory Stick Duo into the Memory Stick slot as illustrated below. When inserted properly, it should slide in with little resistance and click into place. ✍...
  • Page 64: Viewing Photo Or Movie Files

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer Viewing Photo or Movie Files The Memory Stick Index enables you to view all photo or movie files contained in a Memory Stick as thumbnails and let you choose the files you want to display. Information about the highlighted photo or movie Highlighted thumbnail...
  • Page 65: Using The Photo Viewer

    Using the Photo When you select a photo from the Memory Stick Index (described on page Viewer 64), it displays as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected photo Selected photo Previous/Next buttons Photo menu bar ✍ To Do This ... Display the previous or next file on the z When the menu is...
  • Page 66: Using The Movie Viewer

    Summer 2005 / MOV00012 Jul 30, 2005 12:59PM ✍ MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer. Do This ... Press V or v to highlight Enlarge, and then...
  • Page 67: Using The Menu Bar Options

    Using the Menu Bar Options Option Index Slide Show View (only for photo) z JPEG/MPEG1 files that are protected are indicated by the Lock icon. z You cannot rotate a photo that has been protected. z Pan is available only when the photo is magnified using Zoom.
  • Page 68 Using the Memory Stick Viewer Slide Show Option Option Start z The Slide Show menu is Music the same whether you select it from the Memory Stick Index (page 64), Photo (page 65), or Movie (page 66) menus. z When you select Complete list, it may take a moment to Transition...
  • Page 69 Digital Camera Selects all folders within the directories Folders defined by the DCF rules used by Sony digital cameras (see page 62). JPEG and MPEG1 files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.
  • Page 70: Memory Stick Precautions

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer Memory Stick When using Memory Stick media, follow these precautions: Precautions ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ To avoid permanent damage to still image data, do not turn off the TV or remove Memory Stick media from the insertion slot while data is being read (as indicated by the Memory Stick indicator light being on).
  • Page 71: Memory Stick Functionality

    ❑ ❑ Sony recommends that you back up all data stored on Memory Stick media to avoid potential data loss. In the above cases, in order to avoid potential data corruption, be sure to back up data prior to use with the TV’s Memory Stick Viewer.
  • Page 73: Connecting I.link Devices

    ✍ To connect a digital i.LINK device (using only a digital signal) To connect an i.LINK device that supports an EIA-775A connection ✍ Sony Model Length VMC-IL4415 VMC-IL4435 4-pin i.LINK cable Do not use cables other than the ones listed above.
  • Page 74 Using i.LINK Rear of TV DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) PCM/DOLBY DIGITAL Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Set up a digital i.LINK device Set up an i.LINK device that supports an EIA- 775A analog connection Notes on Connecting i.LINK Devices To connect two or more i.LINK devices, use i.LINK cables to connect them as shown below.
  • Page 75: Selecting An I.link Device

    For instructions on connecting i.LINK devices, see page 73. Press on the media receiver unit or the remote control. i.LINK i.LINK Device List Sony DTV Digital VCR Status: Viewing. The TV (DTV), along with all devices connected by i.LINK to the TV, appear on the i.LINK Device List.
  • Page 76: Using The I.link Control Panel

    Using i.LINK Using the i.LINK Control Panel After you select an i.LINK device using the Device List, the TV displays the i.LINK Control Panel, which allows you to use the TV’s remote to control the selected i.LINK device. The DTV window appears only if the i.LINK menus were entered while watching a digital TV channel The i.LINK Control Panel displays the signal from the TV to the left on...
  • Page 77 To Do This ... Go to the Device List Change the audio being played from the TV to the current selected device, and vice versa Play a recording from the selected i.LINK camcorder or digital VCR Fast-forward or rewind a recording from the selected i.LINK camcorder or digital Record from TV to the selected i.LINK digital VCR...
  • Page 78: I.link Setup

    Analog Video and press will be shown in the list. Select the desired device from the list and press i.LINK Standby and press Power Swap Audio Full Screen Sony DV-VCR v to select . All EIA-775A-compliant devices option to using the Setup...
  • Page 79: Overview

    Using the Settings Overview The Settings give you access to the following features: (Depending on the signal tuned, you may see different Setting options on your screen. Settings displayed here are with the 720p signal.) Settings Video Antenna Video Picture Mode Standard Iris Picture...
  • Page 80 Using the Settings Settings Channel Antenna Channel Favorite Channels Channel Fix Digital Channels Auto Program Show/Hide Channels Label Channels Parental Lock Antenna Parental Lock Password Setup Antenna Setup Caption Vision Info Banner Label Video Inputs Language English i.LINK Standby Menu Color Gray High Altitude Power Saving...
  • Page 81: Accessing The Video Settings

    Accessing the Video Settings MENU Press MENU 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 settings, press Selecting Video The Video settings include the following options: Options Option Picture Mode...
  • Page 82 Using the Settings Option Color Temp. White intensity adjustment Noise Reduction z Direct Mode and Game Direct Mode On Mode are not available when watching 480p Game Mode On and 720p sources, or when using multi- picture functions (Twin Advanced View, Freeze, or Video Memory Stick).
  • Page 83 Option Advanced Video (Continued) z The following settings are available, when Picture Mode is set to Pro; Advanced Iris, Color Corrector, DTE, Clear White, Detail Enhancer, Black Corrector, Gamma Corrector, White Balance. Description Allows you to customize the level of detail (Reality) Palette and smoothness (Clarity) for up to three input sources.
  • Page 84 Using the Settings Option Advanced Video (Continued) Description Color Select to make the colors more vivid. Select from Corrector High, Low, and Off. Select to enhance the texture of the picture. Select from High, Medium, Low, and Off. Clear White Select to emphasize the white colors. Select from On or Off.
  • Page 85: Selecting Pc Video Options

    Selecting PC Video To display the PC screen: Options ❑ The PC Input Video setting includes the following options: Option Display Mode Iris Picture Brightness Color Temp. Reset See “Using the PC Input” on page 60. Description Video Select to view video images. Text Select to view text, charts or tables.
  • Page 86: Accessing The Audio Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Audio Settings MENU Press MENU 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 Audio settings, press Selecting Audio The Audio settings include the following options: Options Option...
  • Page 87: Selecting Pc Audio Options

    Option Enjoy stereo, bilingual and mono programs Audio Out Easy control of volume adjustments Speaker Selecting PC Audio To display the PC screen: Options ❑ z RESET button does not operate when PC Audio options is selected. The PC Input Audio setting includes the following option: Option Sound Mode Description...
  • Page 88: Accessing The Screen Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Screen Settings MENU Press MENU 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 Screen settings, press Selecting Screen The Screen settings include the following options: Options Option...
  • Page 89 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 Default setting.
  • Page 90: Accessing The Channel Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Channel Settings MENU Press MENU 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 Channel settings, press Selecting Channel The Channel settings include the following options: Options Option...
  • Page 91 Option Show/Hide z Channels that you set to Channels Hidden can only be accessed with the 0-9 buttons. ✍ ✍ Label Channels Allows you to assign labels (such as station call letters) to Description Allows you to show or hide channels that appear in the Program Guide and when you use the CH+/- buttons to channel surf.
  • Page 92: Accessing The Parental Lock Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Parental Lock Settings MENU Press MENU 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 Parental Lock settings, press The Parental Lock setting allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels.
  • Page 93: Viewing Blocked Programs

    Option Change Password Select Country To deactivate the parental control feature ❑ To change the password z For descriptions of Child, Youth, and Y.Adult ratings, see page 92. Viewing Blocked You can view a blocked program by entering the password. Programs Description Select to change your password.
  • Page 94: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    Using the Settings Selecting Custom US custom rating options Rating Options If you selected Rating setting includes the following options. (If you selected z To ensure maximum page 95.) blocking capability, the age-based ratings Option should be blocked. Movie Rating TV Rating Block programs by their rating,...
  • Page 95 Canadian custom rating options If you selected as the country of residence on page 93, the Custom Canada Rating setting includes the following options. (If you selected page 94.) Option Description English Rating All children. Children 8 years and older. General programming.
  • Page 96: Accessing The Setup Settings

    Using the Settings Accessing the Setup Settings MENU Press MENU 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 Setup settings, press Selecting The Setup settings include the following options: Setup Options Option...
  • Page 97 Option Label Video Inputs (Continued) Language i.LINK Standby z If a CableCARD is inserted, the i.LINK Standby Off setting uses the same amount of power as the i.LINK Standby On setting. Menu Color High Altitude Power Saving Description Video 1-3 Video 1-3, VHS, DVD, Receiver, Satellite, Cable Box, 8mm, DTV, Game, LD, Beta, Skip...
  • Page 98: Programming Caption Vision

    Using the Settings Programming If you selected the Caption Vision can change the following settings: Option Basic Advanced Digital CC Advanced Settings option under Program Caption Vision Description Allows you to select basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption options. CC1, CC2, Displays a printed version of the dialog or sound effects of a program.
  • Page 99: Selecting Pc Setup Options

    Selecting PC Setup To display the PC screen: Options ❑ z When there is no signal input, settings for the PC Setup options except Power Management cannot be changed. The PC Input Setup setting includes the following options: Option Auto Adjustment Phase Pitch...
  • Page 100 Using the Settings PC Input Signal Compatibility Chart Resolution Signal Horizontal (Pixel) Vertical (Line) SVGA 1024 1024 1024 1024 WXGA 1280 SXGA 1280 *: Corresponding to the VGA signal ✍ This TV does not support Sync on Green or Composite Sync. ✍...
  • Page 101: Accessing The Applications Settings

    Accessing the Applications Settings MENU Press MENU 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 Applications settings, press Selecting The Applications settings include the following options: Applications Option Options...
  • Page 102 Using the Settings Option Clock/Timers (Continued) 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...
  • Page 103: Contacting Sony

    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: For Canadian residents: Before calling Sony customer support, please write down the model and serial numbers of your TV.
  • Page 104: 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-5100 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 105: How To Replace The Lamp

    How to Replace the Lamp Turn off the power on the main unit. Wait several minutes, then unplug the power cord. (The cooling fan will continue to operate for about two minutes after turning the power off.) Wait at least 30 minutes after unplugging the power cord to allow the lamp to cool down before replacing it.
  • Page 106 Other Information Place the lamp halfway in. Follow the gutter in the compartment to mount the new lamp securely. ✍ The lamp compartment is tilted, as shown in the following illustration. Slide it in slowly by pressing the lamp until it stops with a firm clicking sound to lock. ✍...
  • Page 107 Place the outside lamp cover back in its place. Turn the screw with a screwdriver clockwise and secure the cover. ✍ Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-5100 replacement lamp. ✍ Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging in/unplugging the connecting cords.
  • Page 108: Troubleshooting

    Other Information Troubleshooting Twin View Problem Possible Remedies ❏ I cannot get Twin View to work. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ There is no Twin View window, or it is just static. ❏ ❏ Twin View cannot display anything but TV channels. ❏...
  • Page 109: Cablecard Device

    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 110 Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not be compatible with the Memory Stick Viewer. MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer. The quality of the movie when enlarged depends on the resolution of the MPEG1 file.
  • Page 111: Video

    ❏ If your TV does not turn on, and a red light keeps flashing, 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 112: Channels

    Other Information Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Audio noise. ❏ Cannot gain enough volume when using a cable box. ❏ Sound seems weak or insufficient. ❏ Cannot raise the volume on external speakers. ❏ Channels Problem Possible Remedies ❏ Cannot receive upper channels ❏...
  • Page 113: General

    General Problem Possible Remedies ❏ How to reset TV to factory settings. ❏ How to restore Video settings ❏ to factory settings. ❏ How to restore Audio settings to factory settings. ❏ Cannot cycle through the other video equipment connected to the TV.
  • Page 114 TV will turn off. With High Altitude set to On, if the message reappears and TV turns off again, the TV may need servicing. Call your local Sony Service Center. If you have several i.LINK devices connected and operating at once, the TV may not be able to display the signal from the selected device.
  • Page 115: Specifications

    Specifications Projection System SXRD Panel Projection Lens Antenna Lamp Television System Visible Screen Size (picture measured diagonally) Channel Coverage Power Requirements Inputs/Outputs HDMI IN Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input CONTROL S (IN) CONTROL S (OUT) AUDIO OUT (VAR/FIX) 3 SXRD Panel, 1 lens projection system 0.61 inch SXRD panel 6,220,800 pixels (2,073,600 ×...
  • Page 116 Other Information PC IN i.LINK RF Inputs Digital Audio Optical Output (PCM/Dolby Digital) CableCARD Slot Speaker Output Dimensions (W × H × D) Mass Power Consumption In Use In Standby In i.LINK/CableCARD Standby Supplied Accessories Remote Control AA (R6) Batteries Operating Instructions Quick Setup Guide Warranty...
  • Page 117: Index

    Index 0 – 9 buttons 47 4:3 Default 89 About Using the CableCARD Device 32 Adding channels to the channel list 91 Adjusting audio, Steady Sound Advanced Iris 83 Alternate Audio 52 Alternate Video 52 ANT button 46 Applications settings 80, 101 AUDIO OUT 19 Audio Out 87 AUDIO OUT jack, described 19...
  • Page 118 Infrared Receiver (IR) 16 Inputs, labeling 96 Iris 81, 85 J, K JUMP 54 JUMP button 47, 54 Label Channels 91 Label Video Inputs 96 LAMP LED 16 Lamp, replacing 104–107 Language 97 Memory Stick button 47 features 61 Index 64 indicator 17 playing movies 66 precautions 70...
  • Page 120 Printed on 100% recycled paper. Printed in Japan...

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