Quick Setup Guide
For further information, see the Operating Instructions Manual supplied with the TV.
Please retain this guide for your future reference. Assembly may be required on some
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you have questions on the use of your television
after reading your Quick Setup Guide and
Operating Instructions Manual.
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Remote Control and XMB ™
Press HOME to display the XMB ™ (XrossMediaBar).
XMB ™ (XrossMediaBar) with focus on Settings.
Select Settings to customize your TV.
XMB ™ (XrossMediaBar) with focus on TV icon.
Select the channels from here or use the 0-9 number
buttons on your remote control.
XMB ™ (XrossMediaBar) with focus on External
Inputs. Select connected device from here or use
the INPUT button on your remote control.
Connecting Your New BRAVIA ® LCD HDTV
Congratulations! Your new BRAVIA ® TV opens the door to a "Full HD Experience".
This guide will explain how to get the most from your new High-Definition TV.
Please take these steps before you power up your BRAVIA:
Register online at:
http://www.sony.com/registration (from U.S.A.)
http://www.sonystyle.ca/registration (from Canada)
Make sure you've removed all accessory contents from packaging.
Install 2 AA batteries (supplied separately) in your remote control.
Determine whether you will mount your TV on a wall or place it on a floor stand. Sony
wall-mounting brackets are designed to provide the best fit.
Give your TV 2
inches (6 cm) of space behind it to properly ventilate.
The Four Steps to a Full HD Experience:
Set, Sound, Source, and Setup
Along with your BRAVIA TV set, a complete HD system requires an HD sound system, a
source of HD content, and proper setup connection with components such as your HD cable
or satellite box.
You must get HD programming to experience the stunning detail of HDTV.
The quality of the image you see on your BRAVIA can only be as high as the quality of the
signal it is displaying. This chart shows the different signal types and how to access them.
Best Picture Quality
16:9 Aspect Ratio
Good Picture Quality
Aspect Ratio based on
Original TV format
4:3 Aspect Ratio
Contact your cable or satellite provider to upgrade your service to HD. Receive over-the-air
HD broadcasts with an HD-quality antenna (www.antennaweb.org) and discover the wealth
of entertainment now available on super-high-resolution Blu-ray Disc™.
Watching Your TV
Input: Select Your Content Source
Whether you are watching cable, satellite or broadcast TV; playing a VCR, DVD or Blu-ray
Disc; or connecting to your PC, you need to choose the correct input using your remote
Press HOME on your remote control to display the TV or External Inputs selection list; OR
Press INPUT to display the input selection menu as shown below. You can use both INPUT
or / to toggle through the list.
The TV will automatically detect the
connected equipment. Shown here with
equipment connected to Video 1,
Component 1 and HDMI 1.
Inputs can be managed by labeling them
with the name of the connected
equipment as shown here. See the
Operating Instructions Manual for
Your BRAVIA TV must be properly connected to components such as sound system
and cable or satellite box.
See reverse side of this guide for sample connection diagrams.
Turn off and unplug all components before making connections.
Do not turn on the TV until connection setup is completed.
S VIDEO connection
(Use this connector in place of composite
Composite video connection
HD Over-The-Air Antenna
What is HDMI™?
HD Cable Subscription/
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cables are the standard for connecting HDTV.
HD Satellite Subscription
They are built to properly handle high bandwidth, uncompressed video and
multi-channel audio—all in one cable.
Digital Cable Subscription
Connecting a PC to Your BRAVIA
May require DVI-to-HDMI adapter and separate audio connector.
Connect PC's audio output when using a Digital Video Interface (DVI) or HD15
Press PC's FUNCTION Key + Select Output to transmit to TV.
When using an HD15 connection, adjust TV's Pitch and Phase to correct sharpness.
Refer to your BRAVIA Operating Instructions Manual for more information.
To learn more about HDTV, visit:
Customize Sound and Picture Quality
You can choose optimum sound and picture settings to match the content you are displaying
on your TV:
Press HOME on your remote control to display the XMB ™ and select Picture or Sound
from the Settings menu. Choose the appropriate setting for your content.
Use the OPTIONS button to quickly access Picture Adjustments and Sound
Refer to your Operating Instructions Manual for more information.
Adjust Screen Shape and Aspect Ratio
High-Definition and Standard-Definition signals are transmitted with different aspect ratios
(the width-to-height shape of the image). Most HD signals use a widescreen aspect ratio of
16:9. Most SD signals use a boxy 4:3 aspect ratio. The 16:9 aspect ratio looks perfect on your
BRAVIA, but a 4:3 image may need to be adjusted to better fill the wide screen of your
Adjust your TV so boxy 4:3 images are automatically re-configured (zoomed or
stretched) to fit the wide TV screen; OR
Watch SD content in its original, boxy format with wide black bars surrounding the
image to fill in unused space (for example, you may prefer to watch an old classic movie
in its original 4:3 format, not reconfigured for a wide screen).
Press WIDE on your remote control. Your TV will display available wide modes for the
current signal. Select the Wide Mode setting of your preference.
To Do List
When the Initial Setup is completed, consider carrying out these items:
Set Closed Captions (CC)
Set Parental Lock
For details, refer to your BRAVIA Operating Instructions Manual.
Running Initial Setup
Run the Initial Setup to scan for the available analog and digital channels after
connecting your signal source to the CABLE/ANTENNA input on the rear of the TV.
The Initial Setup screen will appear when your BRAVIA is powered on for the
first time. Select the language for the OSD (on screen display) from the screen
High or Standard
HDMI cable carries both video
and audio signals.
1080i, 720p, 480p,
(*When HDMI is connected to DVI
with an adapter, a separate audio
L/R is necessary.)
HD or SD content)
1080p, 1080i, 720p,
HD or SD content)
Follow the instruction provided on the screen.
Note: If you are using a cable or satellite box, select the Skip option to skip the
When all receivable channels are found, press , to continue to set the current
Continue on to set up the TV Guide On Screen™ if you are not using a cable or
satellite box. Follow the on-screen instruction to set up your system.
Note: Your TV will need to be left powered off (overnight) to receive TV Guide
When your program information is obtained, your TV will display the program
listing. (See Operating Instructions Manual for more details.)
Use the Favorites feature to manage your favorite channels and inputs for easy access.
or external input
Manage Inputs (Label/Enable Inputs)
Press FAVORITES to access Favorites.
In Favorites, you will see a list of your most recently viewed channels and external
inputs. Highlight a channel or external input and press
To add a channel or external input to your Favorites list, tune to it and press
OPTIONS, then select Add to Favorites.
See the Operating Instructions Manual for more details on this feature.
Step 1 of 6
Please select a language. Language settings will apply to
on screen display as well as default audio for digital
channels. Highlight a choice and press
Recently viewed channels
Saved channel or
to tune to it.