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LCD Digital Color TV
Operating Instructions
© 2008 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 4-127-094-11(1) LCD Digital Color TV Operating Instructions KDL-52XBR7 © 2008 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    For Customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. CAUTION Use the following Sony TVs only with the following WALL-MOUNT BRACKET or TV-stand. Sony TV Model No. KDL-52XBR7 Sony...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Programming the Remote Control...25 Programming Other Equipment...25 Auto Backlight...25 Backlight Time Out ...25 Reset the Remote Control ...25 Manufacturer’s Code List ...26 Sony Equipment Codes...26 Other Manufacturer Equipment Codes...26 Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control ...27 Exploring Fun Features Favorites ...28 Displaying Favorites ...28...
  • Page 4: Welcome To The World Of Bravia

    Welcome to the World of BRAVIA Thank you for purchasing this Sony BRAVIA see on your BRAVIA TV is only as good as the quality of the signal it receives. To experience the stunning detail of your new BRAVIA TV, you need access to HD programming. Your BRAVIA TV can receive and display HD programming from: •...
  • Page 5: Tv Home Menu: Xmb (xrossmediabar)

    TV Home Menu: XMB ™ The XMB is an easy way to access the TV settings for customizing, making adjustments, ™ viewing the available TV channels, photo and music files, and selecting connected equipment. Press the HOME button on your remote control to display the XMB DISPLAY LIGHT POWER TV POWER FUNCTION...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    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 a Sony dealer or licensed contractor. • Sufficient expertise is required in installing this TV, especially to determine the strength of the wall for withstanding the TV’s weight.
  • Page 7: When Installing The Tv Against A Wall Or Enclosed Area

    Follow the simple steps below to remove the Table-Top Stand: Unplug the AC power cord and disconnect all the cables from the TV. Secure the Mounting Hook to the rear of the Adjust the angle of the Mounting Hook. Remove the screws on the rear of the TV (see illustration in the next column).
  • Page 8: Bundling The Connecting Cables

    Use a Sony TV Stand Use a Sony specified TV stand (see page 2) and follow the instruction manual provided with the Sony TV stand. If a Sony specified TV stand is not used, consider the following recommended measures.
  • Page 9 Sony Support Belt Kit. Screw hole on the Table- Top Stand Contact Sony Customer Support to purchase 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 10: Locating Inputs And Outputs

    2. Locating Inputs and Outputs Rear of TV VIDEO IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO • This TV displays all video input signals in a resolution of 1,920 dots × 1,080 lines. • An HDMI or Component video (YP formats. 1080/24p is available only with HDMI connection. PC IN COMPONENT IN AUDIO...
  • Page 11 Item Description 1 VIDEO IN 1 Connects to the S VIDEO output jack of video equipment. If both composite video and S VIDEO S VIDEO are connected, S VIDEO signal has priority. VIDEO IN 2/3 Connects to the composite video and audio output jacks on your A/V equipment. VIDEO/L(MONO)- AUDIO-R •...
  • Page 12: Connecting The Tv

    3. 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 13 Shown with DVI Connection Rear of TV VIDEO IN COMPONENT IN PC IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO (1080p/1080i/720p/480p/480i) AUDIO-R (red) AUDIO-L (white) • If the equipment has a DVI jack and not an HDMI jack, connect the DVI jack to the HDMI IN 4 (with DVI-to-HDMI cable or adapter) jack and connect the audio jack to the AUDIO IN (L/R) jacks of HDMI IN 4.
  • Page 14: Pc Input Signal Reference Chart

    Use the TV as a monitor for your PC by connecting a HD15-HD15 cable 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.) • Connect the PC IN jack to the PC using an HD15- HD15 cable with ferrite core (analog RGB) and audio cable (see page 11).
  • Page 15: Other Equipment

    Other Equipment Personal computer Rear of TV VIDEO IN COMPONENT IN PC IN S VIDEO VIDEO (MONO) A UDIO AU DI O AU DI O (1080p/1080i/720p/480p/480i) Digital Analog audio recorder equipment (A/V Receiver/ Game Home Theater) system • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV. Digital Blu-ray satellite...
  • Page 16: Setting Up The Channel List - Initial Setup

    4. Setting Up the Channel List – Initial Setup The Initial Setup screen appears when you turn on the TV for the first time. Initial Setup Please select a language. Language settings will apply to on screen display as well as default audio for digital channels.
  • Page 17 s To Run Initial Setup Again or Auto Program at a Later Time Select the Initial Setup feature from the XMB or perform the steps described in the Initial Setup section on page 52. To run Auto Program, see page 46. HDMI Settings General Setup Settings...
  • Page 18: Operating The Tv

    Operating the TV Inserting 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. When Using the Remote Control TV Controls Follow the guidelines below •...
  • Page 19: Remote Control Button Description

    Sound settings. For details, see Sound settings on page 43. 6 DMe Press to access features in the optional BRAVIA external module (e.g. DMX-NV1). See your dealer or for more information. The module may not be available in all regions. (Continued)
  • Page 20 Press to display the BD/DVD disc menu. MENU • For more information, refer to the operating manual of the connected equipment. qk Red, Green, To use with Sony Blu-ray player (BD) see chart on page 26. Blue, Yellow to access the ™ Product Support...
  • Page 21: Changing The Wide Screen Mode

  • Page 22 DISPLAY LIGHT POWER TV POWER FUNCTION PREV REPLAY ADVANCE NEXT PLAY SYNC MENU PAUSE STOP THEATER SOUND PICTURE WIDE FREEZE MUTING JUMP REC PAUSE REC STOP BD/DVD TOP MENU MENU Button Description ws PICTURE Press repeatedly to cycle through the available picture modes: Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Custom, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom, Video, Text.
  • Page 23 Button wk JUMP DISPLAY LIGHT POWER TV POWER wl CH +/– e; F1/F2 FUNCTION PREV REPLAY ADVANCE NEXT PLAY SYNC MENU PAUSE STOP THEATER SOUND PICTURE WIDE FREEZE MUTING JUMP REC PAUSE REC STOP BD/DVD TOP MENU MENU Description Press to jump back and forth between two channels. The TV alternates between the current channel and the last channel that was selected.
  • Page 24: Indicators

    Receives IR signals from the remote control. Do not put Receiver anything near the sensor, as its function may be affected. 7 SONY Logo The Sony logo will illuminate when the TV is powered on. You can turn off the logo illumination, for details see page 52. STANDBY POWER...
  • Page 25: Programming The Remote Control

    Programming the Remote Control The remote control can be programmed to operate other equipment and is pre-programmed to operate the following Sony equipment. Function Button Sony Equipment Code Number DVD Player Receiver Digital Satellite Programming Other Equipment DISPLAY LIGHT POWER TV POWER...
  • Page 26: Manufacturer's Code List

    Manufacturer’s Code List If your equipment’s code is not listed, visit for a more comprehensive list. Sony Equipment Codes Sony Equipment Programmable Code Number AV Receiver 52172 Blu-ray Disc Player 41516, 42178, 42180 Cable –Digital 02177 DVD AV System...
  • Page 27: Using Other Equipment With Your Remote Control

    Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control Remote control tips are provided below for the equipment you have programmed on the DVD, AMP, STB buttons of the remote control. See page 25 for programming equipment to the remote control. Press INPUT to see your connected equipment in the External Inputs menu. Button functionality may differ depending on your equipment.
  • Page 28: Exploring Fun Features

    Exploring Fun Features Favorites With Favorites, you can manage your preferred TV channels, External Inputs, Photo content, Music content, and Background TV themes for easy access. Displaying Favorites Press FAVORITES. Background TV Photos • The first time you enter Favorites, the recently viewed channels and inputs are highlighted. •...
  • Page 29: Background Tv

    DLNA Certified equipment. Enjoying Photos and Music through USB Port The TV offers easy access to JPEG photos and MP3 music files stored on Sony digital cameras (not supplied) connected via USB interface and Sony MICRO VAULT™ USB Flash Drives (not supplied).
  • Page 30: Photo

    Photo The Photo feature allows easy access to JPEG files from Sony USB connected equipment and DLNA Certified media servers. Accessing Photos Under the Photo icon found on the XMB icon to locate your photo files. Press HOME. Highlight and select the Photo category.
  • Page 31: Photo Options

    Photo Options Pressing OPTIONS while displaying the List View will display the following Options menu. Playback Method Sets the Slideshow play mode and photo display order. Repeat Shuffle Photo Settings Sets the Slideshow settings. Slideshow Speed Slideshow Music Slideshow Effect Display Preference Display Size...
  • Page 32: Music

    Information, Add to Favorites, and Remove from Favorites see page 31. • Photos cannot be stored in the TV. Music Listen to music MP3 files directly from a Sony connected USB equipment (not supplied) or add music to a slideshow. Accessing Music Under the Music icon, select the USB or Samples icon to locate your MP3 files.
  • Page 33: Navigating Through Music

    Navigating through Music Use the remote control buttons described below to navigate through music tracks. Button To do... OPTIONS To access Music Options menu To play or pause a music, to select a folder or track To play the previous music track >...
  • Page 34: How To Use Tv Guide On Screen

    How to Use TV Guide On Screen Use the Guide to find the show that you want to watch. The Guide allows you to search for shows by program categories and by keyword. The Guide provides up to two days of TV programming information. The Guide is available with cable service (without a cable box) or over-the-air antenna.
  • Page 35 To Do This … Do This… Press V/v/B/b to highlight SEARCH on Service Bar. You can search for programs using Search program the following options: KEYWORD, ALPHABETICAL, MOVIES, SPORTS, CHILDREN, EDUCATIONAL, NEWS, VARIETY, SERIES and HDTV. Press press B/b to highlight your search option. Press V/v to narrow your search. Press you find the program.
  • Page 36: Using Bravia Sync With Control For Hdmi

    5 and 38. • Possible operations with BRAVIA Sync buttons, see page 19. When a Sony A/V receiver with BRAVIA Sync is connected, the following additional operations are possible: • Turning on the A/V receiver when the TV is turned on.
  • Page 37: Using P&p And Pip Features

    Using P&P and PIP Features This TV comes with the P&P and PIP features which allow you to view two pictures simultaneously. P&P (picture and picture) provides two windows side by side. PIP (picture in picture) provides PC input signal and TV channels.
  • Page 38: Using Tv Settings

    Using TV Settings FREEZE The HOME button allows you to access the TV Home Menu on the XMB (XrossMediaBar) as well as a variety of TV features. Settings Media Category Icons Adjusting TV Settings Customize the TV settings with various options. Settings Explanations of different Settings start on page 40.
  • Page 39: Navigating Through Tv Home Menu On Xmb

    Navigating through TV Home Menu on XMB Press HOME to display the XMB Press B/b to select a Media Category icon. Settings Available TV Photo settings and file features are access listed under under the Settings icon. Photo icon. Press V/v to move within the Category Object Bar. (The Category Object Bar shown below is for Settings.) Press when desired item is highlighted.
  • Page 40: Tv Settings Descriptions

    TV Settings Descriptions Product Support Contact Sony Sony contact information is available from this screen for your convenience. Your TV’s specific information such as Model Name, Serial Number, Software Version and downloadable ratings if available from the TV are displayed here.
  • Page 41: Picture Settings

    Picture Settings Picture Adjustments Picture Mode For Video For Photo For PC Timings • Picture Mode for all inputs can also be accessed by pressing PICTURE on the remote control to directly toggle the modes. • The options for Picture Mode may vary depending on the Video/Photo Optimizer setting (see page 43) and PC input.
  • Page 42 Advanced Settings • Picture settings for all inputs can also be accessed by pressing OPTIONS on the remote control, then selecting Picture Adjustments settings from the OPTIONS menu. • Picture settings available during PC input are Picture Mode, Reset, Backlight, Picture, Brightness, and Color Temperature.
  • Page 43: Sound Settings

    • Sound Adjustments can also be accessed by pressing OPTIONS on the remote control. The TV will automatically set the picture settings for video or still image content when Sony optional equipment that supports Video-A mode is connected to the HDMI input. Select to set the picture settings for video.
  • Page 44: Screen Settings

    Stereo Enjoy stereo, bilingual and mono programs Auto SAP Mono • MTS is available only for analog programs. • MTS can also be accessed by pressing OPTIONS on the remote control. Speakers TV Speakers Audio System Audio Out Fixed Easy control of volume adjustment Variable Woofer Level...
  • Page 45 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 applies only to the current channel.
  • Page 46: Channel Settings

    Channel Settings Signal Type Cable Antenna • You should run Auto Program after changing the Signal Type setting. Auto Program Automatically sets the channel list in the TV for all receivable channels. Channel scanning will be based on the Signal Type (Cable/Antenna) setting. Select Auto Program.
  • Page 47: Closed Captions (cc) Settings

    Closed Captions (CC) Settings CC Display This option allows you to view Closed Captions (CC). On with Muting Automatically displays closed captions when the TV is muted. Analog CC For the basic analog (EIA-608) closed caption options. CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4 Text1, Text2, Text3, Text4 Digital CC...
  • Page 48 Rating Child Youth Young Adult Custom • If you are not familiar with the parental guideline rating system, you should select Child, Youth, or Young Adult to help simplify the rating selection. To set more specific ratings, select Custom. Digital Rating (Available only in U.S.A.
  • Page 49 Custom Rating System Chart For Country selection of U.S.A.: Movie Rating PG-13 NC-17 and X 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. For Country selection of Canada: English Rating French Rating...
  • Page 50: External Inputs Settings

    Disabled • Useful for applications that do not have a connection to the CABLE/ANTENNA input. HDMI Settings HDMI inputs of this TV will recognize and communicate with other Sony equipment equipped with Control for HDMI function. Control for HDMI On/Off feature allows your TV to communicate with other equipment that supports Control for HDMI function.
  • Page 51: Network Settings

    Network Settings Network Setup Select to configure your TV’s accessibility to your network via an Ethernet cable and configure Network Setup or review your TV’s current network settings. Select your preferred configuration type. Easy Custom Review Show/Hide Servers Allows you to show or hide available DLNA Certified media servers. When in Show/ Hide Servers menu, press OPTIONS to display the items below.
  • Page 52: Initial Setup

    • Press POWER to exit from standby mode. • PC Power Management is not VESA-compliant. Logo Illumination Select On to illuminate the SONY logo on the front panel or select Off to disable this function. Picture Adjustments Select Lock to prevent the picture adjustments from being changed. To disable this Lock feature and allow picture adjustments, select Unlock.
  • Page 53: Other Information

    Other Information Troubleshooting If you have 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: Condition Explanation/Solution No picture No picture • Check the Power Saving settings (see page 52).
  • Page 54 Condition No color / Dark picture / Color is not correct / The picture is too bright Noisy picture Blurry picture / Poor color No sound / Noisy sound No sound / Good picture Audio noise No Audio or Low Audio with Home Theater System BRAVIA Sync Cannot find connected...
  • Page 55 Condition Explanation/Solution PC Input No picture / No signal • Confirm the PC is correctly connected to the TV with either the PC IN (with an • Ensure the output signal from the PC is one of the formats listed on page 14. •...
  • Page 56 Condition Some digital cable channels are not being displayed Some photo files or music files are not displayed from my USB equipment or DLNA Certified media server 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...
  • Page 57: Specifications

    Specifications Model 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 58: Index

    CC Display CH +/– button Channel Block Channel Tuning Keys CineMotion Color Color Temperature COMPONENT IN jack (1080p/1080i/ 720p/480p/480i) Contact Sony Control for HDMI Country Current Time Device Auto Power Off Device List DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack Digital CC...
  • Page 59 Steady Sound Surround , 33 Thumbnail View Timer Treble – 56 Troubleshooting TV Auto Power On TV Guide On Screen TV POWER button TV Rating U.S.A. Rating Unrated USB Auto Start V Center Vertical Size VIDEO IN jack Video/Photo Optimizer View Voice Zoom VOL +/–...
  • Page 60: United States

    For Canada or to speak with a support representative: 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 On-line Registration Available: Be sure to register your TV.

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