4-101-428-11 (1) LCD Color TV Operating Instructions KDL32XBR950 KDL42XBR950 2003 Sony Corporation...
(white label). Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Display Unit ______________________________ Media Receiver Unit ________________________ Serial No.
WARNING NOTIFICATION To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose the TV to rain or This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a moisture. Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
Important 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 Safeguards causing possible injury. SONY APPLIANCE MODEL NO.
It may result in fire or surface. Otherwise, the media receiver unit may fall electric shock. 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.
Ventilation Media receiver unit: Top view Leave some space around the unit. Otherwise, adequate air-circulation may Never place the media receiver unit in a confined space. It may cause be blocked causing overheating and cause fire or damage the unit. overheating and result in fire, or damage the unit.
Antennas Service Outdoor Antenna Grounding Damage Requiring Service If an outdoor antenna is installed, follow the precautions below. An Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead personnel under the following conditions: power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come When the power cord or plug...
Carry the TV in the specified manner Important Safety Instructions Carrying the TV requires at least two people. Read these instructions. If you carry the TV in a manner other than that specified and without the Keep these instructions. specified number of persons, it may drop and a serious injury may result. Heed all warnings.
Contents Contents Introducing the TV Welcome....................13 Package Contents................13 Features ..................13 Setting Up the TV 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 Storing the AC power cord and the display interface cable inside the stand (KDL32XBR950 only) ........25 Detaching and attaching the speakers (KDL42XBR950 only) ..26 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna ......30...
Using the Remote Control Overview ....................57 Inserting Batteries................57 Button Descriptions ................58 Programming the Remote Control.............60 Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control ......63 All Equipment .................63 Operating a VCR or D-VHS ............63 Operating a Satellite Receiver ............63 Operating a Cable Box..............64 Operating a DVD Player..............64 Operating an MDP (Laserdisc Player) ...........64 Using the Features...
Using the Memory Stick Viewer About Memory Stick................79 Features ..................79 Memory Stick Compatibility ............80 File Compatibility ................80 Trademark Information..............80 Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick ..........81 Inserting a Memory Stick..............81 Inserting the Memory Stick Duo .............82 Removing a Memory Stick .............83 Using the Memory Stick Index ............84 Using the Memory Stick Index ............85 Viewing Photos..................86...
Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options ....114 Viewing Blocked Programs ............114 Using the Setup Menu...............115 Selecting Setup Options...............115 Other Information Overview ....................119 Glossary .....................120 Contacting Sony ................121 Troubleshooting ................121 Twin View ..................121 Remote Control ................122 Memory Stick ................122 Video ....................124 Audio ....................125 Channels ..................125...
Introducing the TV Welcome Thank you for purchasing the Sony LCD Color TV. This manual is to be used with the following models: KDL32XBR950 KDL42XBR950 Package Contents The package contains the following: Display unit (LDM-4210 or LDM-3210) Media receiver unit (MBD-XBR950L)
This engine features unique Sony technology, including: • The first step in the digital processing system, Composite Component Processor2 (CCP2), which enhances input signal to noise ratio by chroma decoder digital processing;...
Digital Visual Interface (DVI-HDTV): Can accommodate a copy- protected digital connection (HDCP ) to other devices (such as digital 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.
Setting Up the TV Overview This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your TV. Topic Page(s) TV Controls and Connectors 18-22 Installing the TV 23-29 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna 30-32 Connecting Optional Equipment About Using S VIDEO VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing...
LED lights up in red. The LED does not light up when the main power is turned off. If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the display unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 121).
Rear panel KDL42XBR950 KDL32XBR950 AC IN SONY EXCLUSIVE CABLE ONLY AC IN WHITE BLACK DISPLAY SIGNAL IN OUTPUT Item Description 6 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.
The LED does not light up when the main power is turned off. If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate the media receiver unit needs servicing (see “Contacting Sony” on page 121). 3 TIMER LED When lit, indicates one of the timers is set.
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.
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.
Disconnect all power sources before making any connections. Connect the display interface cable (supplied) to the DISPLAY SIGNAL IN jack, and the AC power cord (supplied) to the AC IN jack of the unit. KDL42XBR950 SONY EXCLUSIVE CABLE ONLY WHITE BLACK DISPLAY SIGNAL IN...
When you install KDL42XBR950, use one of these optional accessories: SONY TABLE TOP STAND: SU-P42T2 SONY WALL-MOUNT BRACKET: SU-PW2 SONY FLOATING STAND: SU-PF1 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.
Storing the AC You can store the AC power cord and the display interface cable into the power cord and the stand by removing the cable cover on the display stand. display interface Press down at the tab on the top of the cable cover, then pull out. cable inside the Rear of the display unit stand...
Detaching and The speakers on the KDL42XBR950 can be detached. attaching the To detach the speakers speakers (KDL42XBR950 When detaching the speakers, spread padding or the only) packaging material on the floor to prevent damage to the speaker housing or terminals. Be careful not to place too much pressure or use excessive force when detaching the speakers.
Pull the speaker straight out to detach. Rear of the display unit Attach the supplied speaker jack covers. Rear of the display unit Insert the bottom part of the speaker jack cover (1), then firmly push in the top part (2). Bottom Speaker jack cover Do not connect the detached speakers to other audio...
To reattach the detached speakers to the display unit When attaching the speakers, spread padding or the packaging material on the floor to prevent damage to the speaker housing or terminals. Be careful not to place too much pressure or use excessive force when detaching the speakers. Be sure the display unit is stable on the floor.
Attach the speakers. Be sure to attach the right speaker (marked as R) to the right side of the display unit and the left speaker (marked as L) to the left side. Rear of the display unit Insert A to B. Fasten the four screws to the rear of the speaker.
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 See Page Cable or Antenna No cable box or VCR...
Cable Box and Cable For best results, use this connection if: Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble all channels. You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 34 and 36.) With this connection you can: Use the remote control to change channels coming through the cable box to the TV’s VHF/UHF input jack.
Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: Your cable company scrambles all channels, which requires you to use a cable box. You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 34 and 36.) With this connection you can: Use the remote control to change channels coming through the cable box to the TV’s VHF/UHF jack.
Connecting Optional Equipment Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional equipment: If You Are Connecting See Page 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 Digital Satellite Receiver with DVI-HDTV connector Camcorder...
VCR and Cable For best results, use this connection if: Your cable company does not require you to use a cable box. 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 Connect the CATV cable to the VCR’s VHF/UHF input jack.
Press repeatedly to select the cable input (CABLE in the illustration). Set up the 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 60.
VCR and Cable Box For best results, use this connection if: Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble all channels. About Using This Connection with Dual Picture (Twin View, etc.) Features With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features.
VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the 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 60.
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 Use an A/V cable to connect the playback VCR’s A/V output jacks to the recording VCR’s A/V input jacks.
Notes on Using This Connection To Do This ... Do This ... Set up the 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 60. FUNCTION...
Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receiver’s satellite input jack. Use an A/V cable to connect the satellite receiver’s A/V output jacks to the TV’s A/V input jacks (VIDEO 1 or 3). Connect the supplied antenna cable from your cable or antenna to the TV’s CABLE or VHF/UHF input jack.
(VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the remote control to operate the satellite If you have a non-Sony satellite receiver, you must program the receiver remote control. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 60.
Satellite Receiver To connect a satellite receiver and VCR and VCR 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. Use the supplied antenna cable to connect the VCR’s VHF/UHF output jack to the TV’s CABLE input jack.
VCR is connected (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the 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 60.
DVD Player with For best results, use this connection if your DVD player has component Component video (Y, P ) jacks. Video Connectors To connect a DVD player with component video connectors Use three separate component video cables to connect the DVD player’s Y, P and P output jacks to the Y, P...
DVD input (VIDEO 4 in the illustration). Set up the 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 60.
DVD input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the 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 60.
Digital Satellite To connect a digital Satellite Receiver with DVI-HDTV connector Receiver with Use a DVI-D single link cable to connect the Digital Satellite Receiver’s DVI-HDTV connector DVI-HDTV output connector to the TV’s DVI-HDTV input connector (VIDEO 6). The DVI-HDTV connector carries only the video signal, you also need to connect the audio cables for sound.
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 (VIDEO 2).
Audio Receiver For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV’s audio through your stereo system. To connect an audio system Use an audio cable to connect the TV’s AUDIO OUT jacks to the audio receiver’s line input jacks. Rear of Media Receiver Unit Audio Receiver D IN...
Sub Woofer Use a monaural audio cable to connect the TV’s SUB WOOFER OUT jack to the sub woofer’s input jack. Monaural audio cable (not supplied) Sub woofer input (VAR) OPTICAL OUT CONTROL S R - AUDIO - L HDTV AUDIO OUT DVI–HDTV IN (VAR/FIX)
Device with i.LINK Using i.LINK Cables This TV has three S400 i.LINK terminals (one in the front panel, and two in the back panel). You can use the following i.LINK cables with this TV: Sony Model Length VMC-IL4415 1.5 meters VMC-IL4435 3.5 meters...
Rear of Media Receiver Unit S VIDEO HD/DVD IN SUB WOOFER (1080i/720p/480p/480i) (VAR) VHF/UHF OPTICAL OUT S400 VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO CONTROL S (TS/DV/MICROMV) i.LINK R - AUDIO - L AUDIO DVI–HDTV WHITE BLACK AUDIO OUT VIDEO IN DVI–HDTV IN DISPLAY SIGNAL OUT (VAR/FIX) i.LINK cable i.LINK-equipped Device...
Notes on Connecting i.LINK Devices To connect two or more i.LINK devices, use i.LINK cables to connect them as shown below. i.LINK i.LINK i.LINK i.LINK You can connect up to 63 i.LINK devices. However, the maximum number of cables in any serial route is 16. i.LINK i.LINK i.LINK...
Using the CONTROL CONTROL S allows you to control your system and other Sony equipment S Feature with a single remote control. In addition, 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.
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.
Using the Remote Control Overview This chapter describes how to set up, program, and use the remote control. Topic Page Inserting Batteries Button Descriptions Programming the Remote Control Using Other Equipment with Your 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.
Button Descriptions Button Description 1 MUTING Press to mute the sound. Press again or press VOL+ to restore the sound. 2 FUNCTION Press to have the remote control operate the equipment you button and want. Press repeatedly until the indicator of the desired indicators equipment lights up.
Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through channels, press and hold down either CH. * If you have video equipment other than Sony brand that you want to control with the remote control, it requires that you first program the...
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. The equipment must have infrared (IR) remote capability in order to be used with the remote control.
Manufacturer’s Codes DVD Players Manufacturer Code Olympic 309, 308 Manufacturer Code VCRs Optimus Sony Manufacturer Code Orion Sony (i.LINK) Sony 301, 302, 303 Panasonic 308, 309, 306, General Electric Admiral Hitachi (M. Ward) Pentax 305, 304 Aiwa 338, 344 Philco...
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.
TV’s equipment video inputs. Set up the remote control to operate You must program the remote control the first non-Sony equipment time you use it. See “Programming the Remote Control” on page 60. Operating a VCR or D-VHS To Do This ...
Operating a Cable To Do This ... Press FUNCTION SAT/CABLE Activate the remote control to repeatedly until the operate the cable box indicator lights up. SAT/CABLE Turn on/off Select a channel 0-9, ENTER CH +/– Change channels Back to previous channel JUMP Operating a DVD Player...
Using the Features Overview This chapter describes how to use the features of your TV. Topic Page Watching TV Using the Wide Screen Mode Using Twin View Using Favorite Channels Using the Freeze Function Using Picture Off...
Watching TV z For a complete list of all To Do This ... Do This ... the functions of the FUNCTION Activate the remote control to Press repeatedly until the TV remote control, see page operate the TV indicator lights up. POWER Turn on/off the TV Press...
Using the Wide Screen Mode Wide Screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts or other picture sizes such as Letterbox movies in several Wide Screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). When viewing high-definition programs broadcast in z You can also access the 720p/1080i, it is not possible to change between Wide Screen Wide Screen mode modes.
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.
Activating the To activate the picture in the To activate the picture in the left Picture right window window Press b. Press B. < Functions Available in the Active Window To Do This ... Do This ... ENTER Tune to a channel Press and then (or wait 3 seconds)
Changing the The zoom feature lets you vary the relative size of the left and right pictures. Picture Size Press to activate the picture that you want to resize. Press to enlarge the picture. Press to make the picture smaller. When you adjust the picture sizes, the TV memorizes the change.
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 MENU Press to display the Menu. Favorite Channels Press to highlight the Channel icon and press Press to select Favorite...
Using the Freeze Function The Freeze functions allows you to temporarily capture a program’s picture. You can use this feature to write down information such as phone numbers, recipes, etc. The TV switches to Freeze mode, and displays the “frozen” picture on the right, while the current program continues on the left.
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...
Using the Digital Program Guide Displaying the Digital Program Guide You can display the digital program guide, if a digital broadcast 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.
Navigating the Four digital menus are available on the digital program guide. Digital Program Digital Program Menu See Page 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: V v B b Press to navigate through the options.
Using the Program The Program Options menu allows you to customize the settings of the Options Menu program on the currently tuned channel. Option Description Alternate Each program has a main video stream, and may have alternate video Video streams. This option allows you to switch among these alternate video streams.
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 Description z This option is the same Add Digital This option allows you to add new digital channels for the as the “Digital Channels”...
Using the Memory Stick Viewer About Memory Stick Memory Stick (sold separately) is a new, compact, portable, and versatile IC 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.
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 movies taken with Sony digital cameras and camcorders. In order to be viewable in the Memory Stick Viewer, the...
Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick If you are using a Memory Stick Duo, see “Inserting the Memory Stick Duo” on page 82. Inserting a Memory Locate the Memory Stick slot and insert the Memory Stick into the Stick Memory Stick slot as illustrated below. When inserted properly, it should slide in with little resistance and click into place.
Inserting the Memory Stick Duo is a new, compact version of the standard-sized Memory Memory Stick Duo Stick recording medium. 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 separately).
Removing a Memory Check that the Memory Stick indicator is off. (When the light is on, this Stick 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.
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 81. If the Memory Stick Index does not appear, press MEMORY STICK on the remote control.
Using the Memory The following describes how to use the Memory Stick Index. Stick Index To Do This ... Do This ... V v B Move the highlight to Press a photo or movie ( thumbnail Display the Press . For details, see “Viewing Photos” on page 86 highlighted photo or and “Playing Movies”...
Viewing Photos When you select a photo from the Memory Stick Index (described on page 84), it displays as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected photo Selected photo Previous/next buttons Photo menu bar JPEG files captured using a digital video camera may appear to display motion in full screen.
Photo Menu The Photo menu bar lets you access additional photo viewing options. Bar Options To access the Photo menu bar Press to select Slide Show View , or File V v B b to select the desired option. Option Description Index Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the...
Using Zoom To Zoom and Pan a photo and Pan In the Photo menu bar, press to highlight View Press to highlight Zoom/Pan and press V v B b; then press Specify the zoom center point by using to set the center.
Playing Movies When you select a movie from the Memory Stick Index (described on page 84), 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 ...
Movie Menu To access the Movie menu bar Bar Options Index to highlight in the Movie menu bar to select Index, Slide Show, or File. Press Press to select the desired option. Option Description Index Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the thumbnail of the currently displayed movie.
Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options Slide Show Menu The Slide Show menu includes the following options: Options Option Description Start Starts the slideshow. z The Slide Show menu is Music Allows you to select background audio to play during the slideshow. the same whether you No additional background audio is played during select it from the...
Digital Camera Selects all folders within the directories Folders defined by the DCF rules used by Sony digital cameras (see page 93). JPEG and MPEG1 files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.
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 Digital Camera Folders option, as described on page 92, you might want to have your digital camera’s instruction manual...
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.
Selecting an i.LINK Device Before an i.LINK device can be operated, it must first be selected via the i.LINK Device List. Connect the i.LINK device that you wish to operate. For instructions on connecting i.LINK devices, see page 51. Press i.LINK on the remote control.
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 control to control the selected i.LINK device. i.LINK If the i.LINK Control Panel is not already displayed, press on the remote control.
To Do This ... Do This ... V v B b Back to Device List Go to the Device List Press to highlight and press Change the audio being played from the Press V v B b to highlight Swap Audio and press .
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 75). To Do This ... Do This ... V v B b Setup Set up the selected device Press...
Using the Menus Overview The Menu gives you access to the following features: Menu Icon Description Page Allows you to make adjustments to your picture settings. It also allows you to customize the Picture Mode based on the type of program you are viewing, select Advanced Video options, and more.
Using the Video Menu To select the Video menu Press MENU. Press to highlight the Video icon and press V v B b Press to highlight an option. Press to select an option. V v B b Press to change settings. Press to select the changed setting.
Option Description Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment. It is also Noise effective on the signal from the VHF/UHF jack. Select from High, Medium, Low, Off. Reduction Mild Mode Select for a natural, soft picture. Mild Mode. Select to turn off the Advanced Program...
Option Description DRC Palette is not Advanced DRC Palette Allows you to customize the level of detail available when Mild (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) for up to three Video input sources. For example, you can create one Mode is set to On. (continued) Custom setting to optimize your cable input’s picture, and create another to optimize your DVD...
Option Description Back Light Adjust to decrease or increase backlight luminance. Contrast Select to adjust backlight and contrast to an appropriate level to improve picture level to improve picture reproduction in dark scenes. Enhancer or Off. Select...
Using the Audio Menu To select the Audio menu Press MENU. Press to highlight the Treble Bass Audio icon and press Balance Steady Sound: Off V v B b Press to highlight an Effect: Simulated MTS: Stereo Speaker: On option. Press to select an Audio Out: Fixed option.
Option Description Speaker 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 receiver and speakers. Audio Out Speaker This option can be set only when the option is set to Off.
Using the Screen Menu To select the Screen menu Press MENU. Press to move to the Screen icon and press Press to move to an option. Press to select an option. B b V v Press to change settings. Press to select the changed setting.
z If 4:3 Default is set to Option Description anything but Off, the 4:3 Default Wide Zoom Select to enlarge the 4:3 size picture, while the Wide Mode setting Select the default upper and lower parts of the picture are changes only for the Screen Mode to condensed to fit the wide screen.
Using the Channel Menu To select the Channel menu Press MENU. Press to highlight the Channel icon and press V v B b Press to highlight an option. Press to select an option. V v B b Press to change settings. Press to select the changed setting.
Option Description Channel Label 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 and press Press to scroll through the channel numbers (1-125). Then press to select the channel number that you want to assign a label.
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 Press MENU. Press to highlight the Parent icon and press on the remote control to enter a four-digit password. If this is the first time you are creating this password, confirm the password by entering it again.
US Models: For US models, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options. For Selecting Custom Canadian models, see page 114. Rating Options Option Description z The Content-Based Movie Rating All children and General Audience. Ratings are linked to Parental Guidance suggested. the level of the Age- PG-13 Parental Guidance for children under 13.
Canadian Models: For Canadian models, the Custom Rating menu includes the following Selecting Custom options. For US models, see page 113 Rating Options Option Description English Rating All children. Children 8 years and older. General programming. Parental Guidance. Viewers 14 and older. Adult programming.
Using the Setup Menu To select the Setup menu Press MENU. Press to highlight the Setup icon and press V v B b Press to highlight an option. Press to select an option. V v B b Press to change z To move from within one Menu to the main Menu settings.
Option Description Video Label Allows you to identify A/V equipment you connected to the TV, such as a VCR, DVD, etc. For example, if you have a DVD player connected to the VIDEO 4 jack, you can select the label TV/VIDEO for the VIDEO 4 input.
Option Description Clock/Timers 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 z To go directly to minutes (15, 30, 45, 60, or 90) that you want the TV to remain on before programming Timer 1...
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. Illuminates the Sony logo and input indicator while the power is turned on.
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.
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 1-877-899-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only). Troubleshooting...
Sony TV remote control. You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control. Remote control does not There is a possibility that some Sony equipment cannot be operated by your Sony operate Sony video equipment TV remote control. You may need to use the equipment’s original remote control.
Problem Possible Remedies Rotation not saved after The Memory Stick might be locked. Unlock the Memory Stick and try rotating the Memory Stick is ejected or image again. Memory Stick Viewer is closed The file might not have information (EXIF data) that is usually generated when a digital camera records a photo.
No picture (screen not lit), no If your TV does not turn on, and a red light keeps flashing, your TV may need sound service. Call your local Sony Service Center. Make sure the AC power cord is plugged in. POWER Press on the front of the media receiver unit.
Audio Problem Possible Remedies MUTING Muting Good picture, no sound Press so that disappears from the screen (see page 58). Make sure the Speaker option is set to in the Audio menu (see page 107). EXT SP (For KDL42XBR950 only) Make sure the switch at the rear of the display unit is set to OFF.
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. The signal from a selected If you have several i.LINK devices connected and operating at once, the TV may i.LINK device is not being...
Specifications Panel System LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) panel 1280 pixels (horizontal) × 768 pixels (vertical) Display resolution KDL32XBR950 1366 pixels (horizontal) × 768 pixels (vertical) KDL42XBR950 Antenna 75 ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF Television System NTSC, American TV Standard Channel Coverage 2-13 14-69 1-999...
Mass Display unit LDM-3210 28.9 kg (63 lbs 12 oz) (with the supplied stand) 22.1 kg (48 lbs 12 oz) (without the stand) LDM-4210 30 kg (66 lbs 3 oz) Media receiver unit MBD-XBR950L 6.5 kg (14 lbs 5 oz) Power Consumption In Use Display unit...