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2-693-550-11(1)
LCD Digital Color TV
Operating Instructions
KDL-32S20L1 KDL-40S20L1
© 2006 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 2-693-550-11(1) LCD Digital Color TV Operating Instructions KDL-32S20L1 KDL-40S20L1 © 2006 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Serial No. Contacting Sony If, after reading the following instructions, you have additional questions, service needs, or required technical assistance related to the use of your Sony our website or call one of the following numbers: http://www.sony.com/TVsupport 1-800-222-SONY(7669) for US Residents 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (EST) Monday - Friday 10:30 AM - 7:15 PM (EST) Saturday &...
  • Page 3 Safety Operate the TV only on 120-240 V AC. Use the AC power cord specified by Sony and suitable for the voltage where you use The plug is designed, for safety purposes, to fit into the wall outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact your dealer.
  • Page 4 BBE Sound, Inc. Macintosh is a trademark licensed to Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.A and other countries. “BRAVIA” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Sony Corporation has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 5 If you damage the AC power cord, it may result in a fire or an electric shock. If the AC power cord is damaged, stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony service center to exchange it. Do not place the TV where the power cord is subject to wear or abuse.
  • Page 6 VENTILATION The slots and openings in the TV are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the TV, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered. Unless proper ventilation is provided, the TV may gather dust and get dirty.
  • Page 7: Volume Adjustment

    INSTALLATION When installing or removing, using the Wall-Mount Bracket, be sure to use qualified contractors. Wall mount installation requires the use of a Wall-Mount Bracket. If not properly secured during installation or removal from the Wall-Mount Bracket, the TV may fall and cause serious injury. Please use a qualified contractor when installing or removing.
  • Page 8 SERVICING Damage requiring service If the surface of the TV cracks, do not touch the TV until you unplug the AC power cord. Otherwise electric shock may result. Servicing Do not attempt to service the TV yourself since opening the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting Started Welcome to the World of Connecting the TV ...11 Cable System or VHF/UHF Antenna System...11 Cable Box/Digital Cable Box ...12 Cable System and VHF/UHF Antenna System ...12 Satellite Receiver and Cable/Antenna...13 VCR, Cable and Antenna ...13 When Connecting to Optional Equipment ...14 Installing the TV ...16 Preventing the TV from Toppling Over...16 Bundling the Connecting Cables ...17...
  • Page 11: Getting Started

    Getting Started Welcome to the World of Thank you for purchasing this Sony LCD Digital Color Television. This manual is for model KDL-32S20L1 and KDL40S20L1. Be sure to check the supplied accesories against the list on page 46. Connecting the TV...
  • Page 12: Cable Box/digital Cable Box

    Getting Started Cable Box/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. Auto Scan will fix the channel automatically. Cable System and VHF/UHF Antenna System RF Switch Cable...
  • Page 13: Satellite Receiver And Cable/antenna

    Satellite Receiver and Cable/Antenna Satellite Receiver VCR, Cable and Antenna S VIDEO cable A/V cable Satellite antenna cable CATV/Antenna cable (supplied) S VIDEO VIDEO (yellow) S VIDEO cable AUDIO-L (white) A/V cable AUDIO-R (red) If your satellite receiver is not equipped with S VIDEO, use a VIDEO cable (yellow) instead of the S VIDEO cable.
  • Page 14: When Connecting To Optional Equipment

    Getting Started When Connecting to Optional Equipment Left side VIDEO 2 S VIDEO VIDEO L (MONO) AUDIO Item Description 1 VIDEO 2 IN Connects to the S VIDEO output jack on your camcorder or other video equipment that has S VIDEO S VIDEO.
  • Page 15 Item Description 5 HDMI IN 6 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital HDMI/ audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video equipment, such R-AUDIO-L as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition video, plus digital audio.
  • Page 16: Installing The Tv

    Getting Started Installing the TV Preventing the TV from Toppling Over Attaching the Support Belt Screw the support belt (supplied) to the TV stand with a wood screw (supplied). Attach the support belt to the stand with the securing screw (supplied) using a coin, etc.
  • Page 17: Bundling The Connecting Cables

    Bundling the You can bundle the connecting cables as illustrated below. Connecting Cables Adjusting the This TV can be adjusted within the angles shown below. Viewing Angle of the 15° 15° Do not bundle the AC power cord with other connecting cables. Adjust the angle left and right (swivel) Top view Front...
  • Page 18: Setting Up The Channel List - Initial Setup

    Getting Started Setting Up the Channel List - Initial Setup After you finish connecting your TV, you need to run Initial Setup, which automatically sets up available channels. The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on your TV for the first time. If you do not want to set up the channels at this time, you can do it later by selecting the Auto Program option in the Analog and Digital Setup settings (see pages 37 and 38).
  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Remote Control 1 TV/VIDEO 2 SLEEP 3 FREEZE 4 PICTURE 5 GUIDE z The 5 button and CH + have a tactile dot. Use them as a reference when operating the TV. Button Description Press repeatedly to cycle through the video inputs. See page 32 on setting up the video input labels, including the Skip function.
  • Page 20 Basic Operations Button Description Program information in the guide is provided by the broadcasters. As a result, it may sometimes include only the channel number, without a program title or description. Using the Program Options Setting The Program Options setting allows you to customize the program settings on the currently tuned channel.
  • Page 21 qd WIDE qf DISPLAY qg V/v/B/b qh TOOLS qj JUMP qk 0 - 9 ENT ql CH +/– Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching the e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the remote control’s battery compartment.
  • Page 22: Tv Controls

    8 STANDBY LED Lights up in red when your TV is in PC power saving mode. If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate the display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 2). 9 POWER LED Lights up in green when the TV is turned on.
  • Page 23: 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 easily perform basic TV functions such as: switching between external inputs, viewing your favorite analog/digital stations, switching between analog and digital channels, and changing or customizing your TV settings.
  • Page 24 Using the Menus MENU Allows you to The External Inputs feature lets you select the external inputs connected to your TV. You can also assign a label using Label Video Inputs in the Setup settings. (see page 32) Highlight External Inputs on the MENU control External Inputs panel and press Press V/v to highlight the desired external input...
  • Page 25 MENU Allows you to The Settings feature lets you enter the settings screen. Settings and adjustments can be performed from the Settings menu. The information on various settings starts from page 26. Navigating Through Settings Settings The Settings screen provides access to the features: MENU Press Select...
  • Page 26: Using The Picture Settings

    Using the Menus Using the Picture Settings Option Description Target Inputs Determines whether to apply Picture Settings to current input only, or to all inputs. All Inputs “All Inputs” will override any settings set by “Current Input.” Current Input Picture Vivid Mode Standard...
  • Page 27 Option Description Advanced Settings Reset Only available in Black Corrector “Custom Picture Mode” Contrast Enhancer Gamma Clear White Live Color MPEG Noise Reduction If the function is set to High, it will reduce the sharpness of the pictures. Resets all the advanced settings to the default settings. Enhances black areas of the picture for stronger contrast.
  • Page 28: Using The Sound Settings

    Using the Menus Using the Sound Settings Option Description Target Inputs Determines whether to apply Sound Settings to current input only, or to all inputs. All Inputs “All Inputs” will override any settings set by “Current Input.” Current Input Sound Mode Dynamic Customized Standard...
  • Page 29: Using The Screen Settings

    Using the Screen Settings Option Description Target Inputs Determines whether to apply Screen Settings to current input only, or to all inputs. All Inputs “All Inputs” will override any settings set by “Current Input.” Current Input Wide Mode Wide Zoom Normal Normal is not available when you are watching 720p or 1080i sources.
  • Page 30 Using the Menus Option Description 4:3 Default Wide Zoom Select the default Screen Mode to use for Normal 4:3 sources If 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting changes only for the current channel. When you change channels (or inputs), Wide Mode is automatically replaced with the 4:3 Default setting for 4:3 sources.
  • Page 31: Using The Setup Settings

    Using the Setup Settings Option Description Language Select to display all on-screen settings in your language of choice: English, Español, Français. Caption Vision Allows you to select from several closed caption modes (for programs that are broadcast with closed captioning). Some caption modes for digital channels are only accessible from the Digital Setup setting.
  • Page 32 Using the Menus Option Description Parental Lock 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. The first time you create a password, confirm the password by entering it again.
  • Page 33 Option Description Auto YC When connecting both VIDEO IN and S VIDEO IN, you can select the jack from which the TV receives the input signal. The TV is by default set to receive S VIDEO input signals. Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly until the desired video input appears. After selecting the Auto YC option, to watch the pictures input from the S VIDEO input jack: Press V/v to highlight On, then press...
  • Page 34 Using the Menus Option Description Speaker Audio Out Variable Easy control of volume adjustments Fixed Cable You should run Auto Program after changing the Cable setting. Information Select to display the equipment information of your TV. US Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for the U.S., select U.S.A.
  • Page 35 Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for Canada, select Canada in the Select Country setting (see page 32). Option Description English Rating French Rating 8 ans+ 13 ans+ 16 ans+ 18 ans+ U.S.A. Rating See “US Models”...
  • Page 36: Using The Pc Settings

    Using the Menus Using the PC Settings Option Description Wide Mode Normal Full1 Full2 Reset Resets the current setting to its default setting. Auto Adjustment Select to automatically adjust the display position and phase of the picture when the TV receives an input signal from the connected PC.
  • Page 37: Using The Analog Setup Settings

    Using the Analog Setup Settings Option Description Favorite Channels Lets you set up a list of up to 16 of your favorite channels. Press V/v to highlight a Favorite Channel number (1-16) which you want to make your Favorite Channel, then press Press V/v to scroll through the channels until you find the channel that you would like to add and then press To add other Favorite Channel numbers, repeat steps 1-2.
  • Page 38: Using The Digital Setup Settings

    Using the Menus Using the Digital Setup Settings Option Description Digital Channels Favorite Channels Digital Channels Add Auto Program Show/Hide Channels Channels that you set to be hidden can be accessed only with the 0-9 buttons. Label Channels Highlight Digital Setup and press The Digital Setup option appears.
  • Page 39 Option Description Digital Setup Caption Vision A/V Sync Diagnostics Parental Lock The Parental Lock option in the Digital Setup settings allows you to set up the TV to block digital programs that contain digital ratings. This setting is only available if digital ratings have been downloaded by your TV and ratings have been set for U.S.A.
  • Page 40 Using the Menus Option Description Advanced Settings Allows you to make additional settings for digital (EIA-708) closed caption options. Select from As Broadcast, Small Text, Large Text and Custom. Custom Allows you to customize the following settings: Character Size Character Style Character Color Character Opacity Edge Color...
  • Page 41: Other Information

    Other Information Troubleshooting If you have additional questions, service needs, or required 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 Residents 1-877-899-SONY(7669) for Canadian Residents Problem No picture.
  • Page 42 Other Information Problem No sound/Noisy sound Good picture, no sound. Audio noise. Wide Mode changes automatically. “Black box” on screen. Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen. Certain programs on DVD or other digital sources display a loss of detail, especially during fast-motion or dark scenes.
  • Page 43: Preparation For Wall Mounting The Kdl-32s20l1

    TV, especially to determine the strength of the wall for withstanding the TV’s weight. For product protection and safety reasons, Sony strongly recommends that you use the Wall-Mount Bracket model designed for your TV and the wall-mounting of your TV should be performed by Sony dealers or licensed contractors.
  • Page 44: Preparation For Wall Mounting The Kdl-40s20l1

    TV, especially to determine the strength of the wall for withstanding the TV’s weight. For product protection and safety reasons, Sony strongly recommends that you use the Wall-Mount Bracket model designed for your TV and the wall-mounting of your TV should be performed by Sony dealers or licensed contractors.
  • Page 45: Pc Input Signal Reference Chart

    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. This TV's PC Input does not support interlaced signals. For the best picture quality, it is recommended to use the signals in the above chart with a 60Hz vertical frequency from a personal computer.
  • Page 46: Specifications

    Other Information Specifications For All Models 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: Analog Terrestrial 2-69 Cable 1-125 Antenna: 75-ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF Panel System: LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel Display resolution (horizontal ×...
  • Page 47: Index

    Index 4:3 Default A/V Sync AC IN Advanced Settings Alternate Audio Audio Out AUDIO OUT jack, described Auto Adjustment , 37 , 38 Auto Program Auto SAP, MTS setting Auto Wide Auto YC Backlight Balance Bass Bilingual audio Brightness Cable with VCR, connecting , 39 Caption Vision...
  • Page 48 Printed in U.S.A.

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