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Sony KDL-32BX310 Operating Instructions Manual

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For Your Convenience
Be sure to register your TV.
United States
© 2011 Sony Corporation Printed in Mexico
Introducing Your New BRAVIA
Getting Started
Operating the TV
Using Features
Using the Menus
Other Information
United States
Please Do Not Return
the Product to the Store



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  • Page 1 For Your Convenience Be sure to register your TV. Online United States Registration: Canada © 2011 Sony Corporation Printed in Mexico 4-297-517-14(1) KDL-32BX310 ® Introducing Your New BRAVIA Getting Started Operating the TV Using Features Using the Menus Other Information U.S.A.:
  • Page 2 TV. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. • Wipe the LCD screen gently with a soft cloth. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this TV. • Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth slightly moistened with a solution of mild soap and warm water.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Remote Control Button Description ..20 TV Controls and Indicators ....22 Customer Support United States Canada ® Using Features ®...
  • Page 4: Introducing Your New Bravia

    Introducing Your New BRAVIA Welcome to the World of BRAVIA Thank you for choosing this Sony BRAVIA documentation listed below to get the most out of your TV. Safety Booklet Contains precautionary measures to keep you and your TV safe. Read this information prior to setting up your TV.
  • Page 5: The Four Steps To A Stunning Hd Experience

    The Four Steps to a Stunning HD Experience Set, Source, Sound, and Setup Along with your BRAVIA TV set, a complete HD system requires a source of HD programming, an HD sound system, and a proper connection setup. Refer to the Quick Setup Guide, enclosed separately, for connecting optional equipment.
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Setting Up Your TV Some TV models are packaged with a detached Table-Top Stand so you can mount your TV to a wall right away. If you are not mounting the TV to a wall, you will need to attach the Table-Top Stand.
  • Page 7: Attaching The Table-Top Stand

    Attaching the Table-Top Stand Release the AC power cord from the TV. Place the TV with its screen facing up on a level and stable surface covered with a thick and soft cloth. Use the supplied three screws to attach the Table-Top Stand to the TV. Make sure that you carry out this task with at least two or three people (see page 6 for details).
  • Page 8: Locating Inputs And Outputs

    Locating Inputs and Outputs Rear Panel Item Description 1 HDMI IN 1/2 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all- digital audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video equipment, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition video, plus digital audio.
  • Page 9 Item Description 4 DIGITAL AUDIO Connects to the optical audio input of digital audio equipment that is PCM/Dolby* OUT (OPTICAL) Digital compatible. 5 CABLE/ RF input that connects to your Cable or VHF/UHF antenna. ANTENNA 6 USB Connects to USB equipment to access photo files. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 10: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Cable System or VHF/UHF Antenna System You can enjoy high-definition and standard-definition digital programming (if available in your area) along with standard-definition analog programming. This TV is capable of receiving unscrambled digital programming for both cable (QAM and 8VSB) and external VHF/UHF antenna (ATSC).
  • Page 11 HD Cable Box/HD Satellite Box You can enjoy high-definition programming by subscribing to a high-definition cable service or a high-definition satellite service. For the best possible picture, make sure you connect this equipment to your TV via the HDMI or component video (with audio) input located on the back of your TV. Shown with HDMI Connection Rear of TV Shown with DVI Connection...
  • Page 12 Shown with Component Connection Rear of TV AUDIO-R (red) AUDIO-L (white) (red) (blue) Y (green) • If your equipment has a DVI output and not an HDMI output, connect the DVI output to the HDMI IN 1 (with DVI-to-HDMI cable or adapter) and connect the audio output to the AUDIO IN of PC IN.
  • Page 13 Use the TV as a monitor for your PC by connecting an HD15-HD15 cable connection as shown below. This TV can also be connected to a PC with a DVI or HDMI output. (Refer to the separate Quick Setup Guide.) Audio cable (stereo mini plugs) •...
  • Page 14: Connecting Other Equipment

    Connecting Other Equipment Blu-ray Disc Player/ “PS3” VCR/Game system/ Camcorder Digital recorder • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV. Digital satellite player receiver Digital Audio cable box system Personal computer Digital audio CABLE/ equipment ANTENNA...
  • Page 15: When Installing The Tv Against A Wall Or Enclosed Area

    When Installing the TV Against a Wall or Enclosed Area Make sure that your TV has adequate ventilation. Allow enough space around the TV as shown below. Avoid operating the TV at temperatures below 41 °F (5 °C). Installed with stand inches (30 cm) 4 inches...
  • Page 16: Securing The Tv

    Securing the TV Sony strongly recommends taking measures to prevent the TV from toppling over. Unsecured TVs may topple and result in property damage, serious bodily injury or even death. Preventing the TV from Toppling ❑ Secure the TV to a wall and/or stand.
  • Page 17 Anchor the TV to the wall by using bolts, wall anchor and chain (or rope). Anchor bolts (not supplied) • Contact Sony Customer Support to obtain the optional Support Belt Kit by providing your TV model name. For United States call: 1-800-488-7669 or visit: For Canada call: 1-877-899-7669 •...
  • Page 18: Running Initial Setup

    Running Initial Setup During initial setup, you will perform the following: • Set the language for the On Screen Display (OSD) text • Scan for digital and analog channels Complete your cable connections before beginning the Initial Setup. Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) for sample connection diagrams.
  • Page 19: Operating The Tv

    Operating the TV Using the Remote Control To Insert Batteries into the Remote Control Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment of the remote control. Push to open Guidelines to follow •...
  • Page 20: Remote Control Button Description

    Remote Control Button Description • The 5 and CH + buttons have a tactile dot. Use them as a reference when operating the TV. Button Description 1 INPUT Press to display the list of External Inputs and TV mode. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs. See page 24.
  • Page 21 Button Description 0 POWER Press to turn on and off the TV. "/1 qa DISPLAY Press once to display the banner with channel/program information you are watching. The banner will time out in a few seconds or press again to exit. qs V/v/B/b Press V/v/B/b to move focus/highlight.
  • Page 22: Tv Controls And Indicators

    TV Controls and Indicators Item Description 1 HOME Press to display menu with TV functions and settings (see “Using the Menus” on page 26). Press to display the list of external inputs. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs. t (Input) In the menu screen, this button serves as confirming the selection or setting.
  • Page 23: Favorites

    Using Features Favorites Your favorite channels and external inputs can be accessed by pressing the HOME button once they are added to the list. Press HOME and select the Channel settings. Select Favorites, then press Favorites Add to Favorites Cable 4.61 Antenna BBCNEWS...
  • Page 24: Wide Mode With Pc

    Wide Mode with PC Wide Mode is also available for the PC settings. When a PC is connected to the TV and PC input is selected, you can change the PC Screen settings. Screen PC Settings Wide Mode Auto Adjustment Phase Pitch Horizontal Center...
  • Page 25: Playing Back Photo Via Usb

    – Do not remove the USB device. The data on the USB device may be damaged. • Sony will not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, data on the recording media due to a malfunction of any connected devices or the TV.
  • Page 26: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus The HOME button allows you to access a variety of TV settings. Navigating through TV Menus 2 , 3 1 , 4 The following icons contain all of the necessary configurations to customize your TV settings. The options you can select may vary. Unavailable options are grayed out or not displayed. Picture: adjust the picture on your TV to fit your viewing preference.
  • Page 27: Using The Picture Settings

    Using the Picture Settings Option Description Picture Mode Vivid Customized picture Standard viewing Custom Video Text Reset Resets the current Picture settings to their defaults, except Picture Mode. Picture Adjust to increase or decrease picture contrast. Brightness Adjust to brighten or darken the picture. Color Adjust to increase or decrease color intensity.
  • Page 28: Using The Sound Settings

    Using the Sound Settings Option Description Sound Mode Dynamic Customized Standard sound listening Custom Reset Resets the current Sound settings to their defaults, except MTS Audio and Alternate Audio. Equalizer Adjust allows you to select your frequency response curve. Select Reset to reset the Equalizer settings to the default values.
  • Page 29: Using The Screen Settings

    Using the Screen Settings Option Description Wide Mode Wide Zoom Fills the screen with minimum distortion. Normal Full Zoom Auto Wide PC Settings When a PC is connected to the TV and the PC input is selected, the PC settings screen appears instead of the Screen settings.
  • Page 30: Using The Channel Settings

    Using the Channel Settings Option Description Favorites Select favorite channels and external inputs (page 23). Signal Type Cable Antenna Auto Program Automatically sets up the channel list on the TV for all receivable channels. Select Auto Program. Select OK to start Auto Program. Show/Hide Allows you to show or hide channels that appear when you use the CH +/–...
  • Page 31: Using The Parental Lock Settings

    Using the Parental Lock Settings Option Description Enter password The Parental Lock settings allow 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 32 US Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for the U.S., select U.S.A. in the Country setting (page 31). Option Description Movie Rating PG-13 NC-17 and X TV Rating Age-Based Ratings Block programs by TV-Y their rating, content TV-Y7 or both...
  • Page 33: Viewing Blocked Programs

    Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for Canada, select Canada in the Country setting (page 31). Option Description English Rating French Rating 8 ans+ 13 ans+ 16 ans+ 18 ans+ U.S.A. Rating See “US Models” on page 32 for details. Viewing Blocked Programs You can view blocked programs by entering your password.
  • Page 34: Using The Setup Settings

    Using the Setup Settings Option Description Closed Allows you to select from several closed caption modes (for programs that are broadcast Captions with closed captioning). (CC) CC Display Analog CC Digital CC Digital CC Options • You can turn on Closed Captions (CC) options (On, Off or On when Muting) by pressing the CC button on the remote control.
  • Page 35 MUTING buttons will not disable this – Sony contact information is available on this screen for your convenience. TV specific information such as Model Name, Serial Number, Software Version and downloadable ratings (if available from the TV) are displayed here.
  • Page 36: Other Information

    Other Information PC Input Signal Reference Chart for PC and HDMI IN After connecting the PC to the TV, set the output signal from the PC according to the chart below. Resolution Signals Horizontal (Pixel) SVGA 1,024 WXGA 1,280 1,280 1,360 * The 1080p timing when applied to the HDMI input will be treated as a video timing and not PC timing.
  • Page 37: Using A Wall-Mount Bracket

    Prepare the TV for the Wall-Mount Bracket before making cable connections. For product protection and safety reasons, Sony strongly recommends that you use the Wall- Mount Bracket designed for your TV and the installation should be performed by a Sony dealer or licensed contractor.
  • Page 38: Installing The Wall-Mount Bracket

    Please provide this installation information as well as the instruction supplied with SU-WL500 Wall-Mount Bracket to your installer. To Sony Dealers and Licensed Contractors To avoid injury and property damage, read these instructions carefully. Periodic inspection and maintenance is highly recommended to ensure that TV is securely mounted.
  • Page 39: Deciding On Installation Location

    For SU-WL500 Step 1: Checking the parts required for the installation Open the Wall-Mount Bracket package and check the contents for all required parts along with the Instructions. Step 2: Deciding on the installation location Decide where you want to install your TV. Refer to the TV installation dimensions table. Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500.
  • Page 40: Preparing Tv For Wall Mount Installation

    Step 4: Preparing the TV for wall mount installation Follow the steps below to prepare for installing the TV. Secure the Mounting Hook to the rear of the TV. Determine the screw locations and secure the Mounting Hooks to the rear of the TV. Refer to the “Screw and Hook Locations Diagram/Table”...
  • Page 41 2 Secure the Mounting Hooks to the rear of the TV using the four screws supplied with the Wall-Mount Bracket. Mounting Hook Screw (+PSW 6 × 16) 3 Be sure to tighten the screws with equal torque strength. (Continued)
  • Page 42 Screw and Hook Locations Diagram/Table TV Model KDL-32BX310 Screw location When installing the Mounting Hooks on the TV. Adjust the angle of the Mounting Hook. Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500. Step 5: Installing the TV on the wall Refer to the Instructions for SU-WL500. •...
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting

    Many of the poor pictures and poor sound conditions are related to improper connection of the cables; refer to the Quick Setup Guide provided for connections. If you have questions, service needs, or require technical assistance related to the use of your Sony TV even after you read this operating instructions manual, contact the following: For US Support: or call 1-800-222-SONY (7669)
  • Page 44 Condition Poor picture Picture quality not as good as viewed at the store Broadcast HD formats have poor quality Double images or ghosts Only snow and noise appear on the screen Dotted lines or stripes No color / Dark picture / Color is not correct / The picture is too bright Noisy picture...
  • Page 45 Condition Explanation/Solution PC Input No picture / No signal • Confirm the PC is correctly connected to the TV with either the PC IN • Ensure the output signal from the PC is one of the formats listed on page •...
  • Page 46 Condition Remote control does not operate Some digital cable channels are not being displayed Some photo files are not displaying from my USB equipment Photo images appear small in the screen Photo images or folders take time to display Lost password How to reset the TV to factory settings Explanation/Solution...
  • Page 47: Important Notices

    Telecommunications Industry Association ( To Customers Sufficient expertise is required for TV installations. Be sure to subcontract the installation to a Sony dealer or licensed contractor and pay adequate attention to safety during the installation.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Specifications System 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 / Digital terrestrial: 2 - 69 Analog Cable: 1 - 135 / Digital Cable: 1 - 135 Panel system LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel Speaker output...
  • Page 49: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons Adv. Contrast Enhancer Alternate Audio , 30 Auto Program Auto Shut Off Auto Wide Balance Brightness CABLE/ANTENNA CC button , 22 CH +/– button Change Password Channel Block Closed Captions (CC) Color Color Temperature COMPONENT IN Country DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) DISPLAY button Downloadable U.S.

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