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Remote and TV Controls/Indicators
Overview Of The Remote..................................................................................................................................(3)
Overview Of The Tv Buttons And Indicators..................................................................................................(10)
Watching TV..................................................................................................................................................(15)
Using The Digital Electronic Programme Guide (Epg)..................................................................................(26)
Using The Digital Favourite List....................................................................................................................(28)
Using Optional Equipment
Connecting Optional Equipment...................................................................................................................(31)
Viewing Pictures From Connected Equipment..............................................................................................(33)
Playing Back Photo/Music/Video Via Usb....................................................................................................(41)
Using Bravia Sync With Control For Hdmi...................................................................................................(45)
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  • Page 1 Table of Contents Remote and TV Controls/Indicators Overview of the remote...(3) Overview of the TV buttons and indicators...(10) Watching TV Watching TV...(15) Using the Digital Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)...(26) Using the Digital Favourite List...(28) Using Optional Equipment Connecting optional equipment...(31) Viewing pictures from connected equipment...(33) Playing Back Photo/Music/Video via USB...(41) Using BRAVIA Sync with Control for HDMI...(45)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Using MENU Functions Navigating through TV Home Menu on XMB™ ...(48) Settings System Update...(51) Instruction Manual...(52) Picture...(53) Sound...(57) Eco...(61) Screen...(63) Set-up...(66) Additional Information Troubleshooting...(79) 2/83...
  • Page 3: Overview Of The Remote

    Overview of the remote – TV standby Turns the TV on and off from standby mode. • Depending on the model you may also have an additional power button on the rear of the Remote Commander. – Screen mode (22) –...
  • Page 4 Overview of the remote – Info/Text reveal • In digital mode: Displays brief details of the programme currently being watched. • In analogue mode: Displays information such as current channel number and screen format. • In Text mode (19): Reveals hidden information (e.g.
  • Page 5 Overview of the remote 9 Number buttons • In TV mode: Selects channels. For channel numbers 10 and above, press the second and third digit in quick succession. • In Text mode: Enters the three digit page number to select the page. –...
  • Page 6 Overview of the remote • In Text mode (19): Selects the next ( ) or previous ( ) page. +/- – Volume – Mute the sound – Text (19) 16 RETURN / Returns to the previous screen of any displayed menu.
  • Page 7 Overview of the remote 20 i-MANUAL Displays contents of Instruction Manual on the screen. 21 BRAVIA Sync You can operate the BRAVIA Sync-compatible equipment that is connected to the TV. SYNC MENU: Displays the menu of connected HDMI equipment. While viewing other input screens or TV programmes, “HDMI Device Selection”...
  • Page 8 Overview of the remote THEATRE: You can set Theatre Mode to on or off. When Theatre Mode is set to on, the optimum sound quality (if the TV is connected with an audio system using an HDMI cable) and picture quality for film-based contents are automatically set.
  • Page 9 Overview of the remote • “Control for HDMI” (BRAVIA Sync) is only available with the connected Sony equipment that has the BRAVIA Sync or BRAVIA Theatre Sync logo or is compatible with Control for HDMI. – Input select • In TV mode: Press to display a list of inputs.
  • Page 10: Overview Of The Tv Buttons And Indicators

    Overview of the TV buttons and indicators PROG – Power Turns the TV on or off. • To disconnect the TV completely, pull the plug from the mains. • When you turn on the TV, the power indicator lights in green. 2 PROG +/-/ / •...
  • Page 11 Overview of the TV buttons and indicators PROG +/-/ / • In TV mode: Increases (+) or decreases (-) the volume. • In TV menu: Moves through the options right ( ) or left ( ). / – Input select / OK •...
  • Page 12 Overview of the TV buttons and indicators PROG (48) 6 Light sensor Do not put anything over the sensor, doing so may affect its function (62). 7 Remote control sensor • Receives IR signals from the remote. • Do not put anything over the sensor, as its function may be affected.
  • Page 13 Overview of the TV buttons and indicators PROG – Picture Off / Sleep Timer indicator • Lights up in green when the picture is switched off (61). • Lights up in orange when the sleep timer is set (61). – Standby indicator Lights up in red when the TV is in standby mode.
  • Page 14 Overview of the TV buttons and indicators • Make sure that the TV is completely turned off before PROG unplugging the mains lead. Unplugging the mains lead while the TV is turned on may cause the indicator to remain lit or may cause the TV to malfunction.
  • Page 15 Watching TV 1 Press on the side of the TV to turn on the TV. When the TV is in standby mode (the (standby) indicator on the TV front panel is red), press on the remote to turn on the TV. 2 Press DIGITAL/ANALOG to switch between digital and analogue modes.
  • Page 16 Watching TV 3 Press the number buttons or PROG +/- to select a TV channel. To select channel numbers 10 and above using the number buttons, press the second and third digits in quick succession. To select a digital channel using the Digital Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) (26).
  • Page 17 Watching TV In digital mode An information banner appears briefly. The following icons may be indicated on the banner. : Interactive service is available (MHEG Digital Text) : Interactive service (MHEG Digital Text) is currently disabled : Radio Service : Scrambled/Subscription service : Multiple audio languages available : Subtitles available : Subtitles available for the hearing impaired...
  • Page 18 Watching TV Additional operations To adjust the volume, press + (increase)/­ (decrease). To access the Programme index table (in analogue mode only), press . To select an analogue channel, press , then press To access the Digital Favourites (in digital mode only), press .
  • Page 19 Watching TV To access Analogue Text In analogue mode, press . Each time you press the display changes cyclically as follows: Text Text over the TV picture (mix mode) Text (exit the Text service) To select a page, press the number buttons or To hold a page, press To reveal hidden information, press •...
  • Page 20 Watching TV Scene Select mode When you select the desired scene option, the optimum sound quality and picture quality for the selected scene are automatically set. 1 Press SCENE on the remote control. 2 Press to select the mode, then press Cinema: Delivers a theatre-like picture and sound.
  • Page 21 Watching TV • Except for “General”, if any scene mode is selected, picture mode selection in the picture menu is not possible - release scene selection first. • When you set Theatre Mode (8) to on, the “Scene Select” setting switches to “Cinema” automatically.
  • Page 22 Watching TV To change the screen format manually to suit the broadcast Press repeatedly to select the desired screen format. Smart* Displays conventional 4:3 broadcasts with an imitation wide screen effect. The 4:3 picture is stretched to fill the screen. Displays conventional 4:3 broadcasts (e.g.
  • Page 23 Watching TV 14:9* Displays 14:9 broadcasts in the correct proportions. As a result, black border areas are visible on the screen. Subtitle* Displays cinemascopic (letter box format) broadcasts with subtitles on the screen. Auto • “Screen Format” is set to “Auto”, automatically changes the screen format to suit the broadcast signal.
  • Page 24 Watching TV • You can adjust the vertical position of the picture when selecting “Zoom”, “14:9” or “Subtitle”. Press to move up or down (e.g. to read subtitles). 24/83...
  • Page 25 Watching TV Using the OPTIONS menu Press OPTIONS to display the following options when viewing a TV programme. (53) Picture (57) Sound (59) Speaker Lock/Unlock (in digital mode only) Lock/Unlock the selected channel. See “Parental Lock” for PIN Code (75). (74) Audio Language (in digital mode only) (74) Subtitle Setting (in digital mode only) (61) Sleep Timer...
  • Page 26: Using The Digital Electronic Programme Guide (Epg)

    Using the Digital Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Digital Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) This function may not be available in some countries/regions. 1 In digital mode, press GUIDE. 2 Perform the desired operation as shown in the following table or displayed on the screen. 26/83...
  • Page 27 Using the Digital Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Watch a programme Press to select the programme, then press Turn off the EPG Press GUIDE. • If an age restriction for programmes has been selected, a message asking for a PIN code will appear on the screen.
  • Page 28: Using The Digital Favourite List

    Using the Digital Favourite list Digital Favourite list This function may not be available in some countries/regions. The Favourite feature allows you to specify up to four lists of your favourite programmes. 1 In digital mode, press 2 Perform the desired operation as shown in the following table or displayed on the screen.
  • Page 29 Using the Digital Favourite list Create your Favourite list for the first time 1 Press to select “Yes”. 2 Press the yellow button to select the Favourite list. 3 Press to select the channel you want to add, then press Channels that are stored in the Favourite list are indicated by a symbol.
  • Page 30 Using the Digital Favourite list Add or remove channels in the currently edited Favourite list 1 Press the blue button. 2 Press the yellow button to select the Favourite list you want to edit. 3 Press to select the channel you want to add or remove, then press Remove all channels from the current Favourite list 1 Press the blue button.
  • Page 31 Connecting optional equipment You can connect a wide range of optional equipment to your TV. Connecting cables are not supplied. (35) (36) (34) (39)(36) 31/83 (34) (34) (34) (39)
  • Page 32 Connecting optional equipment (37) (34) (38) (37) (39) 32/83...
  • Page 33: Viewing Pictures From Connected Equipment

    Viewing pictures from connected equipment Turn on the connected equipment, then perform the following operation. For an auto-tuned VCR In analogue mode, press PROG +/-, or the number buttons, to select the video channel. For other connected equipment Press to display the connected equipment list. Press to select the desired input source, then press...
  • Page 34 Viewing pictures from connected equipment Symbol on the screen: Component Description: To see the equipment connected to • DVD player with component output Symbol on the screen: HDMI1, Description: HDMI IN 1, HDMI IN 2, HDMI IN 3 or HDMI IN 4. (31).
  • Page 35 Viewing pictures from connected equipment If the equipment has a DVI socket, connect the DVI socket to the HDMI IN 1 socket through a DVI-HDMI adaptor interface (not supplied), and connect the equipment’s audio out sockets to the audio in sockets in the HDMI IN 1 sockets.
  • Page 36 Symbol on the screen: Description: (31). To see the equipment connected to • It is recommended to use a PC cable with ferrites like the “Connector, D-sub 15” (ref. 1-793-504- 11, available in Sony Service Centre), or equivalent. 36/83 (31).
  • Page 37 To see the equipment connected to • Digital video camera • Digital camera • USB storage You can enjoy photo/music/video files stored in a Sony digital still camera or camcorder (41). Symbol on the screen: Description: To see the equipment connected to (32).
  • Page 38 Viewing pictures from connected equipment • When HDMI control compatible equipment is connected, communication with the connected equipment is supported. Refer to (45) to set up this communication. To connect: Conditional Access Module (CAM) Do this: To use Pay Per View services. For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your CAM.
  • Page 39 Viewing pictures from connected equipment To connect: Hi-Fi audio equipment (31) Do this: Connect to the audio output sockets the sound from the TV on Hi-Fi audio equipment. Audio level of the external speakers can be modified by pressing the volume buttons on the remote control.
  • Page 40 Viewing pictures from connected equipment Additional operation Return to normal TV mode Do this: Press DIGITAL/ANALOG. Using the OPTIONS menu Press OPTIONS to display the following options when viewing pictures from connected equipment. (53) Picture (57) Sound (59) Speaker (64) Horizontal Shift (in PC input mode only) (64) Vertical Shift (in PC input mode only) (61) Sleep Timer (except PC input mode) (61) Power Saving...
  • Page 41: Playing Back Photo/Music/Video Via Usb

    Playing Back Photo/Music/Video via USB You can enjoy photo/music/video files stored in a Sony digital still camera or camcorder through a USB cable or USB storage device on your TV. 1 Connect a supported USB device to the TV. 2 Press HOME.
  • Page 42 - 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 43 • Depending on the exact file specifications, some files, including those modified on a PC, cannot be played even if the file format is supported. • Check the website below for updated information about compatible USB devices. http://support.sony-europe.com/TV/ compatibility/ To display a photograph Picture Frame –...
  • Page 44 Playing Back Photo/Music/Video via USB 4 Press to select “Photo”, then select “Picture Frame” and press The TV is switched to Picture Frame mode, and the selected photograph is displayed on the screen. To set the duration of displaying a photograph Press OPTIONS, then select “Duration”...
  • Page 45: Using Bravia Sync With Control For Hdmi

    HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). For example, by connecting Sony equipment that is compatible with Control for HDMI (with HDMI cables), you can control them together. Be sure to connect the equipment correctly, and make the necessary settings.
  • Page 46 Using BRAVIA Sync with Control for HDMI to operate the connected equipment directly. - SYNC MENU to display the menu of the connected HDMI equipment on the screen. After displaying the menu, you can operate the menu screen by using buttons, and RETURN.
  • Page 47 Using BRAVIA Sync with Control for HDMI To connect the equipment that is compatible with Control for HDMI Connect the compatible equipment and the TV with an HDMI cable. When connecting an audio system, be sure to also connect the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack of the TV and the audio system using an optical audio cable (31).
  • Page 48: Navigating Through Tv Home Menu On Xmb

    Navigating through TV Home Menu on XMB™ The XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) is a menu of BRAVIA 1 Press HOME to display the XMB™. features and input sources displayed on the TV screen. The XMB™ is an easy way to select programming and adjust settings on your BRAVIA 48/83...
  • Page 49 Navigating through TV Home Menu on XMB™ 2 Press to select the category. Settings You can make advanced settings and adjustments. Photo You can enjoy photo files via USB devices (41). Music You can enjoy music files via USB devices (41). Video You can enjoy video files via USB devices (41).
  • Page 50 Navigating through TV Home Menu on XMB™ 3 Press to select the item, then press 4 Follow the instructions on the screen. 5 Press RETURN to exit. • The options you can adjust vary depending on the situation. • Unavailable options are greyed out or not displayed.
  • Page 51 System Update You can update the TV system using USB memory. Obtain information from the website below. http://support.sony-europe.com/TV/ 51/83...
  • Page 52: Instruction Manual

    Instruction Manual Displays contents of Instruction Manual on the screen. Use coloured buttons to move through the screens. Press to select , then press to go to related item or access real application. 52/83...
  • Page 53: Picture

    Picture Picture Mode Selects the picture mode. • Vivid: For enhanced picture contrast and sharpness. • Standard: For standard picture. Recommended for home entertainment. • ”Picture Mode” is set depending on ”Scene Select” settings. • ”Vivid” and ”Standard” are available when ”General”...
  • Page 54 Picture Increases or decreases the green tones and red tones. • “Hue” can only be adjusted for an NTSC colour signal (e.g., U.S.A. video tapes). Sharpness Sharpens or softens the picture. Colour Temperature Adjusts the whiteness of the picture. • Cool: Gives the white colours a blue tint. •...
  • Page 55 Picture Noise Reduction Reduces the noise picture (snowy picture) in a weak broadcast signal. • High/Medium/Low: Modifies the effect of the noise reduction. • Off: Turns off the “Noise Reduction” feature. MPEG Noise Reduction Reduces the picture noise in MPEG-compressed video.
  • Page 56 Picture Reset Resets all “Picture” settings except “Picture Mode” to the factory settings. • “Noise Reduction” and “MPEG Noise Reduction” are not available when “Picture Mode” is set to “Photo”. • “Advanced Settings” is not available when “Picture Mode” is set to “Vivid” or for USB (Photo/Music) input.
  • Page 57: Sound

    Sound Sound Effect Selects the sound mode. • Dynamic: Intensifies clarity and sound presence for better intelligibility and musical realism. • Standard: Enhances clarity, detail, and sound presence. • Clear Voice: Makes voice sound clearer. Surround Selects the surround mode. •...
  • Page 58 Sound Dual Sound Selects the sound from the speaker for a stereo or bilingual broadcast. • Stereo, Mono: For a stereo broadcast. • A/B/Mono: For a bilingual broadcast, select “A” for sound channel 1, “B” for sound channel 2, or “Mono” for a mono channel, if available. •...
  • Page 59 Sound Speaker Turns on/off the TV’s internal speakers. • TV Speaker: The TV speakers are turned on in order to listen to the TV’s sound through the TV speakers. • Audio System: The TV speakers are turned off in order to listen to the TV’s sound only through your external audio equipment connected to the audio output sockets.
  • Page 60 Sound Set to “PCM”, when connecting equipment not compatible with Dolby Digital. • Downmix Mode: Set the dowmix method of multi-channel to two-channel sound. - Surround: Select to get best surround performance, or while using external products with Pro Logic. - Stereo: Select to get a stereo output.
  • Page 61 Power Saving Selects the power saving mode to reduce the power consumption of the TV. • Standard: Default settings. • Reduce: Reduces the power consumption of the • Picture Off: Switches off the picture. You can listen to the sound with the picture off. Sleep Timer Sets a period of time after which the TV automatically switches itself into standby mode.
  • Page 62 Light Sensor Automatically optimises the picture settings according to the ambient light in the room. • Do not put anything over the sensor, doing so may affect its function. Check the position of the sensor (12). Reset Resets all the “Eco” settings to the factory settings.
  • Page 63: Screen

    Screen Screen Format Changes the screen format. For details about the screen format see (22). Screen Format (only in PC mode) • Normal: Displays the picture in its original size. • Full 1: Enlarges the picture to fill the vertical display area, while maintaining its original proportion.
  • Page 64 Screen PC Adjustment Customizes the TV screen as a PC monitor. • This option is only available if a PC signal is received. • Phase: Adjusts the screen when a part of a displayed text or image is not clear. •...
  • Page 65 Screen Vertical Shift Adjusts the vertical position of the picture when “Screen Format” is set to “Zoom”, “14:9” or “Subtitle”. Vertical Size Adjusts the vertical size of the picture when “Screen Format” is set to “Smart”. 65/83...
  • Page 66: Set-Up

    Set-up Auto Start-up Starts the initial set-up to select the language, country/region and location, and tune in all available digital and analogue channels. Usually, you do not need to do this operation because the language and country/region will have been selected and channels already tuned when the TV was first installed.
  • Page 67 Set-up AV Preset Assigns a name to any equipment connected to the side and rear sockets. The name will be displayed briefly on the screen when the equipment is selected. 1 Press to select the desired input source, then press 2 Press to select the desired option below, then press...
  • Page 68 Set-up HDMI Set-up Allows the TV to communicate with equipment that is compatible with the control for HDMI function, and connected to the HDMI sockets of the TV. Note that communication settings must also be made on the connected equipment. •...
  • Page 69 Set-up • HDMI Device List: Displays a list of connected equipment that is compatible with control for HDMI. Analogue Set-up • Auto Tuning (Only in analogue mode): Tunes in all the available analogue channels. Usually you do not need to do this operation because the channels are already tuned when the TV was first installed.
  • Page 70 Set-up • Depending on the country/region selected for “Country”, this option may not be available. Channel 1 Press to select “Channel”, then press 2 Press to select “S” (for cable channels) or “C” (for terrestrial channels), then press 3 Tune the channels as follows: If you do not know the channel number (frequency) Press...
  • Page 71 Set-up Allows you to fine-tune the selected programme number manually if you feel that a slight tuning adjustment will improve the picture quality. Audio Filter Improves the sound for individual channels in the case of distortion in mono broadcasts. Sometimes a non-standard broadcast signal can cause sound distortion or intermittent sound muting when watching mono programmes.
  • Page 72 Set-up • Programme Sorting (Only in analogue mode): Changes the order in which the analogue channels are stored on the TV. 1 Press to select the channel you want to move to a new position, then press 2 Press to select the new position for your channel, then press •...
  • Page 73 Set-up 1 Press to select the channel you want to remove or move to a new position. Press the number buttons to enter the known three-digit programme number of the broadcast you want. 2 Remove or change the order of the digital channels as follows: To remove the digital channel: Press...
  • Page 74 Set-up • Not available for Cable connection. Subtitle Set-up • Subtitle Setting: When “For Hard Of Hearing” is selected, some visual aids may also be displayed with the subtitles (if TV channels broadcast such information). • Primary Preferred Language: Selects preferred language which subtitles are displayed in.
  • Page 75 Set-up • Audio Description: Provides audio description (narration) of visual information if TV channels broadcast such information. • Mixing Level: Adjusts the TV main audio and Audio Description output levels. • This option is only available when “Audio Description” is set to “On”. •...
  • Page 76 Set-up PIN Code To set your PIN for the first time 1 Press the number buttons to enter the new PIN code. 2 Press RETURN. To change your PIN 1 Press the number buttons to enter your existing PIN code. 2 Press the number buttons to enter the new PIN code.
  • Page 77 Set-up Technical Set­up • Auto Service Update: Enables the TV to detect and store new digital services as they become available. • System Update: This TV set is capable of receiving software upgrades via the broadcast signal. In order to receive upgrades the System Update option in the Technical Setup menu should be set to “On”.
  • Page 78 Set-up • When ”Cable” is selected this function may not be available in some countries. • Service Replacement: Select “On” to automatically change the channel when broadcaster changes transmission of the viewing programme to a different channel. CA Module Set-up Allows you to access a pay TV service once you obtain a Condition Access Module (CAM) and a view card.
  • Page 79 Troubleshooting Picture No picture or no menu information from equipment connected to the scart connector • Press to display the connected equipment list, then select the desired input. • Check the connection between the optional equipment and the TV. Double images or ghosting •...
  • Page 80 Troubleshooting No colour or irregular colour when viewing a signal from the COMPONENT IN sockets • Check the connection of the IN sockets and check if each sockets are firmly seated in their respective sockets. Sound No sound, but good picture COMPONENT •...
  • Page 81 Troubleshooting Channels The desired channel cannot be selected • Switch between digital and analogue mode and select the desired digital/analogue channel. Some channels are blank • Scrambled/Subscription only channel. Subscribe to the pay TV service. • Channel is used only for data (no picture or sound).
  • Page 82 Troubleshooting General The TV turns off automatically (the TV enters standby mode) • Check if the “Sleep Timer” (61) or “Idle TV Standby” (61) is activated. • If no signal is received and no operation is performed in the TV mode for 15 minutes, the TV automatically switches to standby mode.
  • Page 83 If “Store Display Mode: On” is displayed on the screen • Your TV is set to “Shop” mode. You need to set “Home” for “Location” in the “Auto Start- up” procedure again. Not all channels are tuned • Check support web site for cable provide information. http://support.sony-europe.com/TV/DVBC 83/83...