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Sony KF-E50A10 Operating Instructions Manual

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© 2005 Sony Corporation
LCD Projection TV
Operating Instructions
Before operating the TV, please read the "Safety
Information" section of this manual.
Retain this manual for future reference.


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  • Page 1 KF-E50A10 KF-E42A10 © 2005 Sony Corporation LCD Projection TV Operating Instructions Before operating the TV, please read the “Safety Information” section of this manual. Retain this manual for future reference. 2-662-489-12(2)
  • Page 2: Trademark Information

    Introduction Thank you for choosing this Sony product. Before operating the TV, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. Trademark information • Licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under USP4638258, 4482866. “BBE” and BBE symbol are trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Information ... 5 Overview of the remote ... 8 Overview of the TV buttons and indicators ... 10 Getting Started 1: Installing the TV ... 12 Recommended Viewing Area... 12 Carrying Your TV ... 12 Preventing the TV from Toppling Over ... 13 2: Inserting batteries into the remote...
  • Page 4 Additional Information Replacing the lamp ... 48 Specifications ... 50 Troubleshooting ... 52 Index ... 56...
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety Information To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the LCD projection TV to rain or moisture. Dangerously high voltages are present inside the LCD projection TV. Do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. For general safety: •...
  • Page 6 • Unplug the AC power cord during lightning storm. • Do not keep the LCD projection TV plugged in if you are not going to use it for several days. Even if your LCD projection TV is turned off, it is still connected to AC power when plugged into an outlet.
  • Page 7 Projection lamp • Your LCD projection TV uses a projection lamp as its light source. It is time to replace the lamp with a new one (not supplied) when: – the lamp replacement indicator on the front panel blinks in red, –...
  • Page 8: Overview Of The Remote

    • Selects the connected equipment you want to operate with this remote. The button of the equipment which the remote can operate lights up when operation buttons are pressed. • Used to program the remote to operate Sony video/audio equipment. 4 Number buttons In TV mode (page 18): Selects channels.
  • Page 9 – Sleep Timer (page 41) In TV mode (page 41): Activates Sleep Timer. In Text mode (page 19): Stands by the Text page. – TV mode (page 21) Exits Text mode, or returns to TV mode. – Picture mode (page 28) Selects the picture mode.
  • Page 10: Overview Of The Tv Buttons And Indicators

    Overview of the TV buttons and indicators WEGA GATE 1 WEGA GATE (page 24) Displays WEGA GATE. Confirms the selection or setting. Selects the video equipment connected to the TV’s video inputs. 3 2 +/-/ • Increases (+) or decreases (-) the volume. •...
  • Page 11: Projection Lamp

    After turning on your TV, it may take a while (1 minute or less) before the picture appears. When the projection lamp wears out, the screen goes dark. Replace the lamp with a new Sony XL-2400 replacement lamp (not supplied). How to replace the lamp, see page 48. Warning The light emitted from the lamp is quite bright when your TV is in use.
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Your viewing position may affect the picture quality. For the best picture quality, install your TV within the areas shown below. Model Viewing distance KF-E42A10 min. 1.8 m KF-E50A10 min. 2.0 m Horizontal Viewing Area ˚ ˚ ˚ Vertical Viewing Area ˚...
  • Page 13: Preventing The Tv From Toppling Over

    RG11S (for KF-E42A10)/SU-RG11M (for KF- E50A10) with a support belt designed for your TV. Note When using the SU-RG11S for KF-E42A10 (not supplied)/ SU-RG11M for KF-E50A10 (not supplied) stand for your TV, you must use the support belt. 2: Inserting batteries into the remote Notes •...
  • Page 14: 3: Connecting An Antenna/Vcr

    3: Connecting an antenna/VCR Antenna cable (not supplied) Antenna cable (not supplied) To antenna output AUDIO VIDEO VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT To video and audio outputs Audio/Video cable (not supplied) l: Signal flow To 8 VHF/UHF (antenna) To 8 VHF/UHF (antenna) (S video input) S video cable...
  • Page 15: 4: Switching On The Tv

    Connect your antenna with the antenna cable (not supplied). If connecting to an antenna only (A) Connect the male plug to the VHF/UHF (antenna) jack on the rear of the TV. Notes • Note that one end of the cable has a male plug fitted while the other end is fitted with a female jack.
  • Page 16: 5: Selecting The Language

    5: Selecting the language When you switch on the TV for the first time, the language menu appears on the screen. Press M/m/</, to select the language displayed on the menu screens, then press Initial Setup Please select your language English Select: Enter:...
  • Page 17 The TV starts searching for all available channels. This may take some time. Do not press any buttons on the TV or remote until it is completed. Once all available channels have been stored, the TV returns to normal operation, displaying the channel stored on channel number 1.
  • Page 18: Watching Tv

    Watching TV Watching TV WEGA GATE PROG Press 1 on the TV (front side) to switch on the TV. When the TV is in standby mode (" 1 indicator on the front of the TV is red), press TV "/1 on the remote to switch on the TV.
  • Page 19 To access Text Press /. Each time you press /, the display changes cyclically as follows: Text t Text over the TV picture (mix mode) t No Text (exit the Text service) To select a page, press the number buttons or PROG +/-.
  • Page 20: Tools Operation (For Tv)

    To change the screen mode manually to suit the broadcast Press repeatedly to select Wide Zoom, Normal, Full or Zoom. Wide Zoom* Enlarges the center portion of the picture. The left and right edges of the picture are stretched to fill the 16:9 screen.
  • Page 21: Viewing Pictures From Connected Equipment

    Viewing pictures from connected equipment Switch on the connected equipment, then press repeatedly until the correct input symbol (see below) appears on the screen. On Screen Input jacks Display Video : 1 (Rear) Video 1 Audio : 1 (Rear) Video 1 Video : 2 (Side) Video 2 Video : 2 (Side)
  • Page 22 For PC input Tools Menu Close Picture Sound Wide Mode Item You can Close Close the Tools Menu. Picture Adjust picture (page 28). Sound Adjust sound (page 31). Wide Mode Select the screen mode.
  • Page 24: 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 , you can select from basic TV function: watching TV, viewing external equipment signals, adjusting TV settings.
  • Page 25 Using TV List in WEGA GATE The TV List feature lets you select TV programs from a list of channel labels. You can assign a label to each channel. (page 36) Select TV List from the WEGA GATE control panel and press The TV List panel appears.
  • Page 26: Using Settings

    Using Settings Overview of the Settings The following options are available in each menu. Also, see page in parentheses for details of each menu. Options for TV and video input Picture Picture Mode Vivid Reset Iris Picture Brightness Se le ct : En ter : E nd: Picture...
  • Page 27 Options for PC input Picture Display Mode Video Reset Iris Picture Brightness S e l e c t: En t er : End: WEGA GATE Picture Display Mode (28) Reset (28) Iris/Picture/Brightness (29) Color Temperature (29) Sound Sound Mode (31) Reset (31) Treble/Bass/Balance (31) Effect (32)
  • Page 28: Picture Menu

    Picture menu Picture Picture Mode Vivid Reset Iris Picture Brightness Se le ct : En ter : E nd: Picture Mode Video Selects the picture mode. Press M/m to select one of the following picture modes, then press Vivid: Enhanced picture contrast and sharpness. Standard: Standard picture settings recommended for home entertainment.
  • Page 29: Iris/Picture/Brightness /Color/Hue

    Iris/Picture/Brightness “Iris” adjusts the contrast levels. “Picture” increases picture contrast (the color becomes deeper), or decreases it (the color becomes softer). “Brightness” brightens or darkens the picture. “Color” increases or decreases color intensity. “Hue” increases or decreases the green tone. Press Press M/m to set the level, then press “Hue”...
  • Page 30: Drc Palette

    DRC Palette Video Allows you to customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) using the DRC palette displayed on the screen. Press M/m to adjust Reality, or </, to adjust Clarity, then press Notes • This option cannot be used in Twin Picture, Picture Freeze mode. •...
  • Page 31: Sound Menu

    Sound menu Sound Sound Mode Dynamic Reset Treble Bass Balance S e l e c t: Ent e r : End: WEGA GATE Sound Mode Video Selects the sound effects. Press M/m to select one of the following sound effects, then press Dynamic: Enhances clarity, detail, and sound presence.
  • Page 32: Volume Level

    Volume Level Video Decreases or increases the sound level. Press </, to set the level, then press Effect Video Provides the surround sound effect. Press M/m to select one of the following sound effects, then press TruSurround XT: Activates the surround sound (for stereo programs only). Simulated: Adds a surround-like effect to mono programs.
  • Page 33: Screen Menu

    Screen menu Screen Wide Mode Wide Zoom Auto Wide 4:3 Default Wide Zoom Display Area Noamal Screen Shift S e l e c t : Ent e r : End: WEGA GATE Wide Mode Video Selects the wide mode manually. For details about the wide mode, see page 20. Press M/m to select “Wide Zoom”, “Normal”, “Full”...
  • Page 34: Display Area

    Display Area Video Slightly enlarges the screen. Press M/m to select “-1”, or “-2” to enlarge more, then press To restore the original size, select “Normal”. Screen Shift Video Adjusts the screen position horizontally and vertically, however, vertical adjustment is available only in Zoom mode.
  • Page 35: Program Menu

    Program menu Program Auto Program Manual Program 1 Digit Direct Program Label Program Block S e l e c t : Ent e r : End: WEGA GATE Auto Program Tunes in all the available channels. Usually you do not need to perform this operation because the channels are already tuned in when the TV is first installed (page 16).
  • Page 36: 1Digit Direct

    Option Skip Sensitivity VHF Low/ VHF High/ 1Digit Direct Setting “1Digit Direct” to “On”, you can switch the channel to the one assigned to a number button as soon as you press the button. To enjoy the benefit of this feature, assign the channels you frequently watch to the program positions which are equivalent to the number buttons using “Program Sorting”...
  • Page 37: Program Sorting

    Program Sorting Channels are assigned to the program positions sequentially when they are tuned in during auto-programming. “Program Sorting” allows you to replace the channel assigned to a program position with another channel. Press M/m to select the channel you want to assign to another program position, then press Press M/m to select the program position you want to assign the channel to, then press...
  • Page 38: Twin Picture Menu

    Twin Picture menu Twin Picture Language Power Saving Se le ct : En ter : E nd: Twin Picture Video You can view different pictures at the same time. Press Two screens are displayed. Note PC input pictures are not displayed on the Twin Picture screens. Tips •...
  • Page 39: Setup Menu

    Setup menu Setup Game Mode Video Label Language English Video2 ( Component ) Image Shift Auto S e l e c t : Ent e r : End: WEGA GATE Game Mode Video The TV is optimized for playing games. Press to select “On”.
  • Page 40: Video2(Component)

    Video2(Component) Selects the type of the video jack to be used from those on the left side of the TV. Press M/m to select one of the following, then press Auto: Activates the component video jacks (Y, P jack is selected when the component video jacks are not connected. Off: Activates the composite video jack ( Image Shift Video...
  • Page 41: Timer Menu

    Timer menu Timer Sleep Timer On Timer S e l e c t : Ent e r : End: WEGA GATE Sleep Timer Video Sets a period of time after which the TV automatically switches itself into standby mode. Press M/m to select the desired time period in minute (“15M”/“30M”/“45M”/ “60M”/“90M”/“120M”), then press (Timer) indicator on the TV (front side) lights up in amber.
  • Page 42: Using Optional Equipment

    Using Optional Equipment Connecting optional equipment You can connect a wide range of optional equipment to your TV. Connect the cables, matching the colors of the plugs with those of the jack. Connecting to the side/rear of the TV Camcorder without component video out...
  • Page 43 Connecting to the rear of the TV 1 (S video input) t1/3 (video input) L (MONO) (audio input) R (audio input) Video game equipment DVD player without component output *1Use an HDMI cable, HDMI-to-DVI cable, or adaptor (not supplied). *2When using an HDMI cable, it is not necessary to connect the audio cable. When (MONO) To t1/3 (video input) L (MONO) (audio input)
  • Page 44 ( MONO ) To L (audio output) R (audio output) DVD recorder To T (video output) L (audio output) R (audio output) Hi-Fi audio equipment...
  • Page 45: Programming The Remote

    To turn off the sound of the TV speakers, set “Speaker” to “Off” (page 32). Programming the remote If you have Sony VCRs/DVDs and Sony DVD Home Theater Systems/Amplifiers, do the following procedure to program the remote so that you can operate them using this remote. Note Before you start, look up the three-digit code for your equipment on page 46.
  • Page 46: Using Other Equipment With The Remote

    To check if the code works Aim the remote to the equipment, then press "/1. If the equipment responds, the programming is completed. If not, try the next code listed. Equipment’s codes Equipment Code 001*, 002, 003, 004 101*, 151, 201, 202, 203 Amplifier 301, 302, 303, 304, 401*, 402, 403, 451 * Factory setting...
  • Page 47 Press X (press again to resume pause normal playback) search the picture froward or M or m during backward playback specify the previous chapter/ track > specify the next chapter/track V v B b, move highlight (cursor), and select 2+/-, % change volume To operate a DVD/VCR combo unit Press...
  • Page 48: Additional Information

    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 LCD projection TV.
  • Page 49 Put the outside lamp cover back in its place. Notes • 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. Rough handling may cause the TV to fall, damaging the TV, the TV...
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Projection Lenses High performance, large-diameter highbrid lens F2.4 Lamp UHP lamp, 100 W, XL-2400 Screen Size: KF-E50A10: 50 inches (approx. 125.5 cm measured diagonally) KF-E42A10: 42 inches (approx. 105.2 cm measured diagonally) Display Resolution: 1,280 pixels (horizontal) × 720 lines (vertical)
  • Page 51 Impedance: 47 kilohms Headphones i Stereo minijack Impedance: 16 ohms Sound Output KF-E50A10: 12 W + 12 W KF-E42A10: 12 W + 12 W Optional accessories • TV stand KF-E50A10: SU-RG11M, KF-E42A10: SU-RG11S Design and specifications are subject to change...
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting

    • Check antenna/cable connections. • Check the antenna location and direction. Contact a Sony dealer for advice. • Set Image Shift to an appropriate value. The default setting is Auto. If doubled images appear with Auto, select the best value from 1 to 4 (see page 40).
  • Page 53 • Keep the antenna cable away from other connecting cables. • Do not use a 300-ohm twin lead cable as interference may occur. • Adjust the antenna direction for the minimum interference. Contact a Sony Picture noise when viewing a •...
  • Page 54 • The antenna connection is loose or the antenna cable is damaged. Check the cable and connection on the TV, VCR, and on the wall (page 14). • Adjust the antenna direction for the minimum interference. Contact a Sony dealer for advice.
  • Page 55 Teletext services. cable and connection on the TV, VCR, and on the wall (page 14). Contact a Sony dealer for advice. tuning (“Fine”) function (page 35). with an electronic gun or rifle cannot be used with your TV. For details, see the instruction manual supplied with the video game software.
  • Page 56: Index

    Index Numerics 1Digit Direct 36 4:3 Default 33 A/B button 9 Advanced Video 30 Antenna, connecting 14 Audio equipment 44 Audio Out 32 Auto Adjustment 34 Auto Program 16 Auto Wide 33 Balance 31 Bass 31 Batteries, inserting into the remote BBE 32 Brightness 29 Channels...
  • Page 60 Printed in Thailand...

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