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4-098-430-11 (1)
Flat Panel Color TV
Operating Instructions
KDE42XBR950
KDE50XBR950
KDE61XBR950
2003 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-098-430-11 (1) Flat Panel Color TV Operating Instructions KDE42XBR950 KDE50XBR950 KDE61XBR950  2003 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 3: Important Notice

    The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the TV, below the Sony logo, on the sticker, and also on the TV box (white label). Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
  • Page 4 IMAGE RETENTION IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR WARRANTY CAUTION The following SONY appliance(s) for use only with the following TV STAND or WALL-HANGING RACK UNIT. Use with other TV STAND or WALL-HANGING RACK UNIT is capable of resulting in instability causing possible injury.
  • Page 5: Important Safeguards

    If the AC power cord or display interface cable is damaged, stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony service center to exchange it. Cleaning Unplug the AC power cord when cleaning this unit. If not, it may result in electric shock.
  • Page 6 The set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult and serious damage to the set. Use only a cart or stand recommended by Sony for the specific model of TV. No part of the TV set should overhang any edge of the TV cart or stand;...
  • Page 7 Recommended place for the Media receiver unit Place the Media receiver unit on a stable, level surface. Otherwise, the Media receiver unit may fall and cause injury. Use an optional Sony stand, which has adequate strength. Weight Do not stand on the Media receiver unit. The unit may fall or break, causing injury.
  • Page 8 Ship and vessel Do not install this unit in a ship or vessel. If the unit is exposed to seawater, it may cause fire or damage the unit. Carrying Carrying the set requires two or more people. If you carry the set in a manner other than that specified, it may drop and a serious injury may be caused.
  • Page 9: Important Safety Instructions

    Servicing Do not attempt to service the set yourself since opening the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Replacement Parts When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician certifies in writing that he has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introducing the TV Setting Up the TV Using the Remote Control Welcome...13 Package Contents...13 Features ...13 Overview ...17 TV Controls and Connectors...18 Display unit...18 Media receiver unit Front Panel ...20 Media receiver unit Rear Panel ...22 Installing the TV...23 Detaching the speakers (KDE61XBR950 only)...25 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna ...26 Cable or Antenna Only...26...
  • Page 12 Using the Features Using the Digital Program Guide Using the Memory Stick Viewer Overview ...57 Watching TV...58 Using Wide Mode ...59 Using Twin View ...60 Displaying Twin Pictures ...60 Activating the Picture ...61 Changing the Picture Size...62 Using Favorite Channels ...63 Creating a List of Favorite Channels...63 Displaying a List of Favorite Channels ...63 Using the Freeze Function ...64...
  • Page 13 Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options ...107 Viewing Blocked Programs ...107 Using the Setup Menu...108 Selecting Setup Options...108 Overview ...113 Glossary ...114 Contacting Sony ...115 Troubleshooting ...115 Twin View ...115 Remote Control ...116 Memory Stick ...116 Video ...118 Audio ...119 Channels ...119...
  • Page 15: Introducing The Tv

    Introducing the TV Welcome Thank you for purchasing the Sony Flat Panel Color TV. This manual is to be used with the following models: Package Contents The package contains the following: These items are all you need to set up and operate the TV in its basic configuration.
  • Page 16 Moving pictures will appear clearer and more natural-looking. • Newly developed PDP driver IC: Achieves high-precision gamma characteristics, using Sony’s unique digital technology. Fine gradation of dark scenes, which is not possible with conventional PDP, is realized by greatly enhancing resolution in the low brightness range.
  • Page 17 Digital Visual Interface (DVI-HDTV): Can accommodate a copy- protected digital connection (HDCP set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The DVI-HDTV input terminal is compliant with the EIA-861 standard and is not intended for use with personal computers. i.LINK: Provides a secure digital interface to other digital home entertainment devices.
  • Page 19: Setting Up The Tv

    Setting Up the TV Overview This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your TV. Topic TV Controls and Connectors Installing the TV Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna Connecting Optional Equipment Using the CONTROL S Feature Setting Up the Channel List About Using S VIDEO VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box...
  • Page 20: Tv Controls And Connectors

    If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 115). TIMER When lit, indicates one of the timers is set. When the timer is set, this LED will remain lit even if the TV set is turned off.
  • Page 21 Item Description 8 DISPLAY Connect to the DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT jacks of the rear SIGNAL IN of the media receiver unit by using the supplied display interface cable. 9 AC IN Connects the supplied AC power cord.
  • Page 22: Media Receiver Unit Front Panel

    If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate the Media receiver unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 115). When lit, indicates one of the timers is set. When the timer is set, this LED will remain lit even if the TV set is turned off.
  • Page 23 Item Description qg i.LINK 2 Connects to the i.LINK jack on your i.LINK-compatible portable device. Provides a secure digital connection between your TV and your i.LINK-compatible portable device. qh VIDEO/ Connects to the composite A/V output jacks on your L-AUDIO-R camcorder or other video equipment.
  • Page 24: Media Receiver Unit Rear Panel

    Connects to the input jack of your sub woofer. (VAR) 4 CONTROL S Allows the TV to receive (IN) and send (OUT) remote control signals to other Sony IN/OUT infrared-controlled audio or video equipment that has the CONTROL S function.
  • Page 25: Installing The Tv

    Connect the display interface cable (supplied) to the display unit’s DISPLAY SIGNAL IN jack, and connect the AC power cord (supplied) to the display unit’s AC IN jack. Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. SONY EXCLUSIVE CABLE ONLY BLACK DISPLAY SIGNAL IN Display interface cable (supplied) Secure the AC power plug to the display’s AC IN jack.
  • Page 26 Install the display unit using an optional stand or rack unit. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your stand or rack unit. Connect the other end of display interface cable to the Media receiver unit’s DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT jacks, and connect the AC power cord (supplied) to the media receiver unit’s AC IN jack.
  • Page 27: Detaching The Speakers (kde61xbr950 Only)

    Be sure to remove the speakers before installing the TV on a wall, etc. Detaching the speakers from the TV should be performed by qualified Sony personnel. Place a protective sheet or cloth beneath the TV on a flat floor. Turn the TV over so that you can see its rear panel.
  • Page 28: Basic Connections: Connecting A Cable Or Antenna

    Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna The way in which you will connect your TV varies, depending on how your home receives a signal (cable, cable box, antenna) and whether or not you plan to connect a VCR. If You Are Connecting Cable or Antenna Only Cable Box and Cable Only Cable Box Only...
  • Page 29: Cable Box And Cable Only

    Cable Box and Cable For best results, use this connection if: Only With this connection you can: About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features for unscrambled channels coming directly into the TV’s CABLE input jack.
  • Page 30: Cable Box Only

    Cable Box Only For best results, use this connection if: With this connection you can: About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, all channels come into the TV through your cable box and only one unscrambled signal is sent to the TV, so you cannot use the dual picture features.
  • Page 31 Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ... Use the cable box Tune the TV to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4) and then use the cable box to switch channels. Set up the TV remote control to Program the remote control.
  • Page 32: Connecting Optional Equipment

    Connecting Optional Equipment Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional equipment: If You Are Connecting VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing Satellite Receiver Satellite Receiver and VCR DVD Player with Component Video Connectors DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors Camcorder Audio Receiver...
  • Page 33: Vcr And Cable

    VCR and Cable For best results, use this connection if: About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features. To connect the VCR and cable Rear of Media receiver unit S VIDEO HD/DVD IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i)
  • Page 34 Watch cable channels Press Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See operate the VCR “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control to...
  • Page 35: Vcr And Cable Box

    VCR and Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features. With this connection you can: To connect a VCR and cable box, you need: To connect the VCR and cable box Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble...
  • Page 36 Watch the VCR Press Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See operate the cable box or VCR “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the remote control to...
  • Page 37: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    Two VCRs for Tape Connecting two VCRs lets you record from one VCR to the other. By Editing connecting them as shown below, you can view (monitor) what is being recorded. To connect two VCRs for tape editing Playback VCR A/V cable Use an A/V cable to connect the playback VCR’s A/V output jacks to the recording VCR’s A/V input jacks.
  • Page 38 To Do This ... Do This ... Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See operate the VCR(s) “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control to...
  • Page 39: Satellite Receiver

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver Rear of Media receiver unit S VIDEO HD/DVD IN SUB WOOFER (1080i/720p/480p/480i) VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO OUT VIDEO IN Satellite receiver A/V cable Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s satellite input jack.
  • Page 40 Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the satellite receiver input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). If you have a non-Sony satellite receiver, you must program the remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. FUNCTION Press repeatedly until the See “Operating a Satellite Receiver”...
  • Page 41: Satellite Receiver And Vcr

    Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver and VCR and VCR Rear of Media receiver unit S VIDEO HD/DVD IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO IN A/V cable Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s satellite input jack. Connect the CATV cable to the VCR’s VHF/UHF input jack.
  • Page 42 (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony VCR or satellite receiver, you must program the remote operate the satellite receiver or control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52.
  • Page 43: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    DVD Player with For best results, use this connection if your DVD player has component Component video (Y, P Video Connectors To connect a DVD player with component video connectors Rear of Media receiver unit S VIDEO HD/DVD IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO...
  • Page 44 Watch the DVD player Press Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. See operate the DVD player “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control to...
  • Page 45: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    Watch the DVD player Press Set up the TV remote control to If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. See operate the DVD player “Programming the Remote Control” on page 52. Activate the TV remote control to...
  • Page 46: Camcorder

    Camcorder For easy connection of a camcorder, the TV has front A/V input jacks. If you prefer, however, you can connect the camcorder to the TV’s rear A/V input jacks. To connect a camcorder Use an A/V cable to connect the camcorder’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s A/V input jacks.
  • Page 47: Audio Receiver

    Audio Receiver For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through your stereo system. To connect an audio system Rear of Media receiver unit D IN 480p/480i) Use an audio cable to connect the TV’s audio output jacks to the audio receiver’s line input jacks.
  • Page 48: Sub Woofer

    Sub Woofer Use a monaural audio cable to connect the TV’s SUB WOOFER OUT jack to the sub woofer’s input jack. Device with an You can use the TV’s DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT jack to connect a digital audio device that is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible, such as an audio Optical IN amplifier.
  • Page 49: Using The Controls Feature

    Using the CONTROL CONTROL S allows you to control your system and other Sony equipment S Feature with one remote control. In addition to allowing you to control multiple devices with one remote control, the CONTROL S feature allows you to always point your remote control at your TV, instead of having to point it at the other equipment, which might be hidden or out of direct line of sight.
  • Page 50: Setting Up The Channel List

    Setting Up the Channel List After you finish connecting your TV, you need to run Auto Setup, which automatically set up available analog and digital channels. The Auto Program screen appears when you turn on your TV for the first time after hooking it up.
  • Page 51: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Overview This chapter describes how to set up, program, and use the TV’s remote control. Topic Inserting Batteries Button Descriptions Programming the Remote Control Using Other Equipment with Your TV Remote Control Inserting Batteries Open the battery compartment as illustrated below. Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching the terminals on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment.
  • Page 52: Button Descriptions

    Button Descriptions 1 MUTING 2 FUNCTION 3 PIC OFF 4 SLEEP 5 GUIDE 7 PICTURE 8 WIDE RM-Y1000 qa ANT qs VOL +/– qd EXIT Button Description Press to mute the sound. Press again or press the sound. Press to have the remote control operate the equipment you button and want.
  • Page 53 Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through channels, press and hold down either CH. * If not Sony brand, requires that you first program the remote control (page 52). Press to turn on and off the satellite receiver,...
  • Page 54: Programming The Remote Control

    8 mm VCR VHS VCR DVD player 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. Notes The equipment must have infrared (IR) remote capability in order to be used with the remote control.
  • Page 55 331, 332 Yamaha 314, 330, 336, Zenith Laserdisc Players Manufacturer Code Sony Panasonic 704, 710 Pioneer DVD Players Manufacturer Code Sony Sony (i.LINK) APEX General Electric Hitachi Magnavox Mitsubishi Oritron Panasonic Philips Pioneer RCA/Proscan Samsung Toshiba Zenith AV Receiver Manufacturer...
  • Page 56 Satellite Receivers Manufacturer Code Sony Dish Network Echostar General Electric 802 Hitachi Hughes Mitsubishi Panasonic RCA/ 802, 808 PROSCAN Toshiba 806, 807 This manufacturer code might not work for some models. The following FY03 STR & AVD models are capable of functioning with this code.
  • Page 57: Using Other Equipment With Your Tv Remote Control

    To Do This ... Switch the TV’s input to the VCR, DVD player, or other connected equipment Set up the TV remote control to operate non-Sony equipment Operating a VCR or D-VHS To Do This ... Activate the remote control to...
  • Page 58: Operating A Cable Box

    Operating a Cable To Do This ... Activate the remote control to operate the cable box Turn on/off Select a channel Change channels Back to previous channel Operating a DVD Player To Do This ... Activate the remote control to operate the DVD Turn on/off Play...
  • Page 59: Using The Features

    Using the Features Overview This chapter describes how to use the features of your TV. Topic Watching TV Using Wide Mode Using Twin View Using Favorite Channels Using the Freeze Function Using Picture Off Page...
  • Page 60: Watching Tv

    Watching TV z For a complete list of all To Do This ... the functions of the remote Activate the remote control to control, see page 50. operate the TV Turn on/off the TV Tune directly to a channel Adjust the volume Mute the volume Alternate back and forth between two channels...
  • Page 61: Using Wide Mode

    Using Wide Mode Wide Screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several Wide Screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). z Wide Zoom is recommended for 4:3 picture to prevent image retention. z You can also access the Wide Mode settings in the Screen menu.
  • Page 62: 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 63: Activating The Picture

    Activating the To activate the picture in the Picture right window Functions Available in the Active Window To Do This ... Tune to a channel Adjust the volume Mute the volume 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...
  • Page 64: Changing The Picture Size

    Changing the The zoom feature lets you vary the relative size of the left and right pictures. Picture Size When you adjust the picture sizes, the TV memorizes the change. The next time you use the Twin View function, the memorized sizes appear. Press to activate the picture that you want to resize.
  • Page 65: Using Favorite Channels

    Using Favorite Channels The Favorite Channels feature lets you select programs from a list of up to 16 favorite channels that you specify. Creating a List of Favorite Channels z For details on using the Channel Menu, see page 103. Displaying a List of Favorite Channels z To assign Channel...
  • Page 66: Using The Freeze Function

    Using the Freeze Function FREEZE use this feature to write down information such as phone numbers, recipes, etc. allows you to temporarily capture a program’s picture. You can The Freeze feature is not available while you are using the Twin View feature.
  • Page 67: Using Picture Off

    Using Picture Off The Picture Off feature lets you enjoy music from radio programs of digital broadcasts or DVDs with the TV screen turned off. This feature turns off the display unit only. OFF. Press The PICTURE OFF LED lights up in blue and the screen turns off. To cancel and return to normal viewing, press any button except for +/–, POWER...
  • Page 69: Using The Digital Program Guide

    Using the Digital Program Guide Displaying the Digital Program Guide This TV is equipped to show digital programming, if a digital signal is present. The digital program guide and menus let you review program information, select digital channels and subchannels, set up your TV’s digital programming, and enable digital closed captioning.
  • Page 70: Navigating The Digital Program Menus

    Navigating the Four digital menus are available on the digital program guide. Digital Program Digital Program Menu Menus Using the Guide Menu Using the Program Options Menu Using the Caption Vision Menu Using the Digital Setup Menu To navigate to these menus and through the available options: Using the Guide The Guide menu allows you to select digital channels and subchannels from Menu...
  • Page 71: Using The Program Options Menu

    Using the Program The Program Options menu allows you to customize the settings of the Options Menu program on the currently tuned channel. Option Alternate Video Alternate Audio Using the Caption The Caption Vision menu allows you to turn on/off digital closed captioning, Vision Menu and to modify how digital closed captioning is shown on your TV.
  • Page 72: Using The Digital Setup Menu

    Using the Digital The Digital Setup menu lets you change the way your digital channels are Setup Menu displayed. The following digital setup functions are available: Option z This option is the same Add Digital as the “Digital Channels” Channels option.
  • Page 73: Using The Memory Stick Viewer

    Using the Memory Stick Viewer About Memory Stick Memory Stick (sold separately) is a new, compact, portable, and versatile Integrated Circuit recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds that of a floppy disk. Memory Stick is specially designed for sharing digital data among Memory Stick compatible products such as digital cameras and digital video cameras.
  • Page 74: Memory Stick Compatibility

    MagicGate copyright protection technology, or access control security features. File Compatibility The Memory Stick Viewer is compatible with JPEG images taken with Sony digital still cameras and MPEG1 and camcorders. In order to be viewable in the Memory Stick Viewer, the...
  • Page 75: Inserting And Removing A Memory Stick

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick If you are using a Memory Stick Duo, see “Inserting the Memory Stick Duo” on page 74. Inserting a Memory Stick To remove the Memory Stick, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on page 75. Locate the Memory Stick slot and insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot as illustrated below.
  • Page 76: Inserting The Memory Stick Duo

    Inserting the Memory Stick Duo is a new, compact version of the standard-sized Memory Memory Stick Duo Stick recording medium. To remove the Memory Stick Duo, see “Removing a Memory Stick” on page CAUTION: Inserting the Memory Stick Duo incorrectly may result in permanent damage to the Memory Stick Duo and the Before inserting a Memory Stick Duo into the TV’s Memory Stick slot, you must first insert the Memory Stick Duo into an adapter (sold...
  • Page 77: Removing A Memory Stick

    Removing a Memory Stick z When removing the Memory Stick, do not attempt to just pull it from its slot. Follow steps 1-3 (right). Check that the Memory Stick indicator is off. (When the light is on, this indicates that the TV is reading data from the Memory Stick.) Removing the Memory Stick while a file is being accessed (when the Memory Stick indicator on the TV’s front panel is lit) may damage the Memory Stick or its contents.
  • Page 78: Using The Memory Stick Index

    Using the Memory Stick Index Turn on the TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the photo or movie files you want to view. For how to insert a Memory Stick, see page 73. The Memory Stick Index appears, which displays thumbnail images of the files stored on the Memory Stick.
  • Page 79: Using The Memory Stick Index

    Using the Memory The following describes how to use the Memory Stick Index. Stick Index To Do This ... Move the highlight to a photo or movie ( thumbnail Display the highlighted photo or movie file full screen Display the next page of thumbnails Display the previous or next page of...
  • Page 80: Viewing Photos

    Viewing Photos When you select a photo from the Memory Stick Index (described on page 76), it displays as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected photo Selected photo Previous/next buttons Photo menu bar Photo Controls To Do This ... Display the next or previous file on the z When the menu is...
  • Page 81: Photo Menu Bar Options

    Photo Menu The Photo menu bar lets you access additional photo viewing options. Bar Options To access the Photo menu bar Option Index Slide Show View File z JPEG files that are protected are indicated by the Lock icon. Press to select Slide Show V v B b...
  • Page 82: Using Zoom And Pan

    Using Zoom To Zoom and Pan a photo and Pan Indicates Zoom increment Zoom and Pan Controls To Do This ... Zoom in (increase magnification) or out (decrease magnification) Pan (left, right, up, down) Exit the Zoom/Pan controls Exit Memory Stick Viewer Using Rotate To Rotate a photo The photo is rotated 90 degrees each time you press...
  • Page 83: Playing Movies

    Playing Movies When you select a movie from the Memory Stick Index (described on page 76), it displays as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected movie Selected movie Enlarge button Play/pause button Previous/next buttons Movie menu bar Movie Controls To Do This ...
  • Page 84: Movie Menu Bar Options

    Movie Menu To access the Movie menu bar Bar Options Option Index Slide Show File z MPEG1 files that are protected are indicated by the Lock icon. to highlight Index in the Movie menu bar to select Index, Slide Press Press to select the desired option.
  • Page 85: Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options

    Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options Slide Show Menu The Slide Show menu includes the following options: Options Option Start z The Slide Show menu is Music the same whether you select it from the Memory Stick Index (page 76), Photo (page 78), or Movie (page 81) menus.
  • Page 86: Folder Menu Options

    Digital Camera Selects all folders within the directories Folders defined by the DCF rules used by Sony digital cameras (see page 85). JPEG and MPEG1 files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.
  • Page 87: Notes On Using Memory Stick Media

    Notes on Using Memory Stick Media About DCF File Most Sony brand digital still and video cameras automatically record still Names photo and movie files using DCF compliant directory and file names. If you selected the page 84, you might want to have your digital camera’s instruction manual handy in order to check how files and directories are organized for your specific model of digital camera.
  • Page 88: Memory Stick Precautions

    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). Avoid touching the terminal of Memory Stick media or bringing it into contact with a metal object.
  • Page 89: About I.link

    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 90: Connecting I.link Devices

    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 Rear of Media receiver unit S VIDEO HD/DVD IN (1080i/720p/480p/480i) VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO IN Before connecting this unit to i.LINK-compatible equipment, read the instruction manual of the i.LINK device to be connected.
  • Page 91 Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ... Set up a digital i.LINK For digital i.LINK devices (devices that require only the device i.LINK connection), no setup is necessary. The TV automatically recognizes the device as soon as the connection is made.
  • Page 92: Selecting An I.link Device

    Selecting an i.LINK Device Before an i.LINK device can be viewed, it must first be selected via the i.LINK Device List. z i.LINK functions are not available while using the following TV features: Twin View, Freeze, and Memory Stick. Connect the i.LINK device that you wish to operate. For instructions on connecting i.LINK devices, see page 88.
  • Page 93: Using The I.link Control Panel

    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 (if...
  • Page 94 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 the TV to the selected i.LINK digital VCR...
  • Page 95: I.link Setup

    i.LINK Setup You can use the i.LINK Control Panel to access digital setup options, some of which are also available through the Digital Program Guide (described on page 67). To Do This ... Do This ... Set up the selected device Press Set up Caption Vision Once i.LINK Setup has been selected, Press...
  • Page 97: Overview

    Using the Menus Overview The Menu gives you access to the following features: Menu Icon z Press MENU to enter and exit Menus. Navigating Through Menus To Do This ... Display the Menu Move through the Menus Move through the Menu options z Menus include navigation help text that Select an option to change...
  • Page 98: Using The Video Menu

    Using the Video Menu To select the Video Menu To restore the factory default settings for the Video settings: Selecting Video The Video Menu includes the following options: Options Option z To change from one Mode to another, use Mode PICTURE button on the Customized...
  • Page 99 Option Noise Reduction Mild Mode Advanced Video DRC Mode Palette are not available when watching 480p, 720p, and 1080i sources. Description Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment. It is also effective on the signal from the VHF/UHF jack. Select from High, Medium, Low, Off.
  • Page 100 Option DRC Palette is not available when Mild Mode is set to On. z For best results, adjust the Reality by pressing until you are satisfied with the level of detail. Then adjust the Clarity by pressing until you have a smooth image. Description DRC Palette Allows you to customize the level of detail (Reality)
  • Page 101: Using The Audio Menu

    Using the Audio Menu To select the Audio Menu To restore the factory default settings for Treble, Bass, and Balance Selecting Audio The Audio Menu includes the following options: Options Option Treble Bass Balance Virtual Dolby Steady Sound TruSurround attempt to create the same surround effect produced by a Effect...
  • Page 102 Option Speaker Audio Out Easy control of volume adjustments Description Select to turn on the TV speakers. Select to turn off the TV speakers and listen to the TV’s sound only through your external audio system speakers. This option can be set only when the Off.
  • Page 103: Using The Screen Menu

    Using the Screen Menu To select the Screen Menu Selecting Screen The Screen menu includes the following options: Mode Options Option z To change from one Wide Mode to another, Wide Mode WIDE on the remote Select a Wide control. Mode to use for 4:3 sources.
  • Page 104 Option 4:3 Default Select the default Screen Mode to z If 4:3 Default is set to use for 4:3 sources 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...
  • Page 105: Using The Channel Menu

    Using the Channel Menu To select the Channel Menu Selecting Channel The Channel Menu includes the following options: Options Option Favorite Channels Channel Fix Useful when you have a cable box or satellite receiver connected Auto Program Digital channels Add z Channels that you set Channel to be skipped can be...
  • Page 106 Option Channel Label Description Allows you to assign labels (such as station call letters) to channel numbers. You can label up to 40 channels. V v B b Channel Press to highlight Press to scroll through the channel numbers (1-125). Then press to select the channel number that you want to assign a label.
  • Page 107: Using The Parent Menu

    Using the Parent Menu The Parent Menu allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. To select the Parent Menu Selecting Parent The Parent Menu includes the following options: Options z If you are not familiar Option with the Parental Guideline Parental Lock...
  • Page 108: Us Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    US Models: For US models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following options. Selecting Custom (For Canadian models, see page 107.) Rating Options Option z The Content-Based Movie Rating Ratings are linked to the level of the Age-Based Rating. For example, a program with an Age- Based Rating of TV-PG V...
  • Page 109: Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    Canadian Models: For Canadian models, the Custom Rating Menu includes the following Selecting Custom options. (For US models, see page 106 Rating Options Option English Rating French Rating U.S.A. Rating Viewing Blocked You can view blocked programs by entering the password. Press Programs when tuned to a blocked program, then enter the password.
  • Page 110: Using The Setup Menu

    Using the Setup Menu To select the Setup Menu z To move from within one Menu to the main Menu of icons, press B. Selecting Setup The Setup Menu includes the following options: Options Option Caption Vision Press MENU. Press to highlight the Setup icon and press V v B b...
  • Page 111 Option z When selecting Game, or Web, the TV decreases Video Label brightness to prevent image retention. z The Skip label is useful for inputs that do not have equipment connected to them. Game Picture Language Description Allows you to identify A/V equipment you connected to the TV, such as a VCR, DVD, etc.
  • Page 112 Option Clock/Timers z To go directly to programming Timer 1 or 2, press instead of pressing b. Description Lets you set the clock on your TV and allows you to program your TV for scheduled viewing using the Timers. Sleep Allows you to select the time in minutes (15, 30, 45, 60, or 90) that you want the TV to remain on before...
  • Page 113 Option Description Illuminated Allows you to illuminate the Sony logo on the front panel of the display unit and the input indicator on the media receiver unit. i.LINK Standby Illuminates the Sony logo and input indicator while the power is turned on.
  • Page 115: Overview

    Other Information Overview This chapter includes the following topics: Topic Glossary Contacting Sony Troubleshooting Specifications Optional Accessories Index Page...
  • Page 116: Glossary

    Glossary analog signal A signaling method that uses continuous changes in the amplitude or frequency of an electronic transmission to convey information. aspect ratio Refers to the ratio between the width and height of the screen. This TV has a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio, as opposed to a 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Page 117: Contacting Sony

    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 at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only) or (416) 499-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).
  • Page 118: Remote Control

    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. There is a possibility that some Sony equipment cannot be operated by your Sony TV remote.You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control.
  • Page 119 Problem Possible Remedies Cannot show (or hide) file information in full screen or Slide Show Cannot see menu Cannot hear audio while using Memory Stick Not all MP3 files on Memory Stick are included when the Music /Complete List option is selected (page 83) MPEG1 movie does not play back correctly...
  • Page 120: 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. POWER Press on the front of the media receiver unit.
  • Page 121: Audio

    Audio Problem Possible Remedies Good picture, no sound 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 (UHF) when using an antenna TV is fixed to one channel Cannot receive any channels when using cable TV...
  • Page 122: General

    If the STANDBY LED blinks, disconnect the AC power cord and leave the TV for three minutes to check that it stops blinking. If the LED does not stop blinking, contact qualified Sony personnel. 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 123: Specifications

    Specifications Panel System Display resolution Antenna Television System Channel Coverage Power Requirements Inputs/Outputs DVI-HDTV Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input CONTROL S (IN) CONTROL S (OUT) Digital Audio Optical Output (PCM/Dolby Digital) i.LINK Variable/Fixed Audio (OUT) Sub woofer (OUT) RF Inputs Screen Size (measured diagonally)
  • Page 124 Mass Power Consumption Supplied Accessories Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Display unit PDM-4210: 39kg (86 lbs) PDM-5010: 53kg (114 lbs) PDM-6110: 71 kg (156 lbs 8 oz) Media receiver unit MBD-XBR950: 6.5kg (14 lbs 5 oz) In Use Display unit Media receiver unit...
  • Page 125: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories A/V Cable (VC-810S/820S/830S) Component Video Cable (VMC-10/30) Control S Cable (RK-G69) 10M display interface cable (VMC-P10) i.LINK cables: VMC-IL4415 (4-pin to 4-pin, 1.5 meters); VMC-IL4435 (4-pin to 4-pin, 3.5 meters) Table top stand: SU-P42T2 (for PDM-4210) SU-P50T2 (for PDM-5010/6110) Wall-mount bracket: SU-PW2 (for PDM-4210/5010/6110) Floating stand: SU-PF1 (for PDM-4210/5010) SU-PF1L (for PDM-6110)
  • Page 126: Index

    Index 0-9 buttons 51 16:9 aspect ratio 59 4:3 aspect ratio 59 4:3 Default settings 102 Add Digital Channels 70 Alternate Audio 69 Alternate Video 69 ANT button 50, 58 Audio Menu 95, 99 Audio Out 100 audio receiver, connecting 45 Auto Program (channel setup) 48 Auto SAP, MTS setting 99 balance, adjusting 99...
  • Page 127 Fast-forward button 50 Favorite Channels clearing 48, 63 in Channel Menu 103 using 63 FAVORITES button 51 features 13 Fixed audio setting 100 FREEZE button 51, 64 Freeze, using 64 Full mode, setting 101 FUNCTION button and indicators 50 Game Picture 109 Gamma Corrector 98 GUIDE button 50, 67 Guide menu 68...
  • Page 128 Program Guide 67 Program Options menu 69 progressive 114 ratings, setting 105–107 ratings, viewing blocked programs 106, 107 Record buttons 51 remote control inserting batteries 49 programming 52 removing, Favorite Channels 48, 63 RESET button 51 resetting Audio options 99 Rewind button 50 S VIDEO jack, described 21, 22 SAT/CABLE indicator 50...
  • Page 132 Printed on 100% recycled paper. Printed in Japan...

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