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Operating Instructions
KDL-46R453A / 46R450A / 40R471A / 40R450A / 32R421A / 32R400A
Introducing Your New
Getting Started
Operating the TV
Using Features
Using the Menus
Other Information
Sony Customer Support
United States
Please Do Not Return
the Product to the Store



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  • Page 1 Introducing Your New ® BRAVIA Operating Instructions Getting Started Operating the TV Using Features Using the Menus Other Information Sony Customer Support U.S.A.: Canada: United States Canada 1.800.222.SONY 1.877.899.SONY Please Do Not Return the Product to the Store...
  • Page 2 Blu-ray Disc is a trademark. “BRAVIA” and , BRAVIA Sync, and trademarks or registered marks of Sony Corporation. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark and “PS3” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The 32 class has a 31.5 inch viewable image size (measured diagonally).
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Index ....... 65 Customer Support On-line Registration United States United States Canada Canada
  • Page 4: Introducing Your New Bravia Welcome To The World Of Bravia

    ® Introducing Your New BRAVIA Welcome to the World of BRAVIA ® ® Thank you for choosing this Sony BRAVIA high-definition television. Use the documentation listed below to get the most out of your TV. Safety Booklet Quick Setup Guide...
  • Page 5: The Four Steps To A Stunning Hd Experience

    ➢ Digital Media Accessibility: Use the Photo, Music, and Video icons to access photo, music, and video files from Sony USB equipment (page 32). ➢ PIP (Picture in Picture): You can work on your PC and watch your favorite TV program simultaneously (page 28).
  • Page 6 ➢ Scene Select: Allows you to easily adjust your TV to the most suitable picture and sound settings based on the scenes for the best quality result for the contents genre you are watching. ➢ Photo Frame: You can enjoy the large photo frame display with music (page 33).
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Setting Up Your TV Some TV models are packaged with a detached Table-Top Stand so you can mount your TV to a wall right away. If you are not mounting the TV to a wall, you will need to attach the Table-Top Stand.
  • Page 8: Attaching The Table-Top Stand

    Attaching the Table-Top Stand • Refer to the supplied Table-Top Stand instruction leaflet for proper attachment. • For best picture quality, do not expose the screen to direct illumination or sunlight. Place the TV with its screen facing down on a level and stable surface covered with a thick and soft cloth.
  • Page 9 • Hold the Table-Top Stand with one hand to avoid it dropping when attaching. • This TV is very heavy, so two people should place the TV onto thick and soft cloth. • If using an electric screwdriver, set the tightening torque at approximately 1.5 N·m (15 kgf·cm). •...
  • Page 10: Locating Inputs And Outputs

    ) connection is required to view 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p video formats. 1080/24p is available only with HDMI/MHL connection. • Be sure to use only an authorized HDMI cable bearing the HDMI logo. We recommend that you use a Sony HDMI cable (high speed type).
  • Page 11 Item Description 4 CABLE/ RF input that connects to your Cable or VHF/UHF antenna. ANTENNA 5 VIDEO IN/ This input port can be used as a composite video input (VIDEO) or as a COMPONENT component video input (COMPONENT). For composite use, connect the IN/R-AUDIO-L yellow jack to Y for video and use audio L (mono) and R for audio signal.
  • Page 12: Connecting The Tv

    Connecting the TV Cable System or VHF/UHF Antenna System You can enjoy high-definition and standard-definition digital programming (if available in your area) along with standard-definition analog programming. This TV is capable of receiving unscrambled digital programming for both cable (QAM and 8VSB) and external VHF/UHF antenna (ATSC).
  • Page 13 HD Cable Box/HD Satellite Box You can enjoy high-definition programming by subscribing to a high-definition cable service or a high-definition satellite service. For the best possible picture, make sure you connect this equipment to your TV via the HDMI or component video (with audio) input located on the back of your TV.
  • Page 14 MHL device The MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) enables the TV to communicate with connected MHL-compatible device. When connecting MHL-compatible device, TV simultaneously charges the connected device while playing photo/music/video from it. You can use the TV remote control to control the connected MHL-compatible device. MHL device Side of TV Use authorized MHL Cable with...
  • Page 15: Connecting Other Equipment

    Connecting Other Equipment Blu-ray Disc Player/ Digital satellite Digital Audio “PS3” player receiver cable box system MHL device Digital audio equipment (A/V Receiver/Home Theater) Analog audio equipment (A/V Receiver/HomeTheater) CABLE/ANTENNA Digital recorder • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV.
  • Page 16: When Installing The Tv Against A Wall Or Enclosed Area

    When Installing the TV Against a Wall or Enclosed Area Make sure that your TV has adequate ventilation. Allow enough space around the TV as shown below. Avoid operating the TV at temperatures below 41 °F (5 °C). Installed with stand Installed on the wall inches inches...
  • Page 17: Securing The Tv

    Securing the TV Sony strongly recommends taking measures to prevent the TV from toppling over. Unsecured TVs may topple and result in property damage, serious bodily injury or even death. Preventing the TV from Toppling ❑ Secure the TV to a wall and/or stand.
  • Page 18 • Rope or chain (strong enough to support the weight of the TV). Make sure that there is no excess slack in the rope or chain. An alternative way to secure the TV is with an optional Sony Support Belt Kit. The Sony Support Belt Kit is available as an optional accessory, depending on your TV model.
  • Page 19 • Contact Sony Customer Support to obtain the optional Support Belt Kit by providing your TV model name. For United States call: 1-800-488-7669 or visit: For Canada call: 1-877-899-7669 • Securing the TV to the stand without securing the TV and the stand to the wall provides minimum protection against the TV toppling over.
  • Page 20: Running Initial Setup

    Running Initial Setup During initial setup, you will perform the following: • Set the language for the On Screen Display (OSD) text • Choose your viewing environment • Scan for digital and analog channels • Set the current date and time after Auto Program. Complete your cable connections before beginning the Initial Setup.
  • Page 21 • If you cancel the Auto Program, any channels you have selected are not registered. To rescan for available channels, run Auto Program. • Connect either your cable or antenna to the TV (you can connect both using an A-B RF switch (not supplied));...
  • Page 22: Operating The Tv

    Operating the TV Using the Remote Control To Insert Batteries into the Remote Control Insert two size AAA batteries (supplied) by matching e and E on the batteries to the diagram inside the battery compartment of the remote control. Push to open Guidelines to follow •...
  • Page 23: Remote Control Button Description

    Remote Control Button Description Button Description 1 SYNC Press to display the BRAVIA Sync Menu and then MENU select connected HDMI/MHL equipment from Device Selection. 2 INPUT Press to display the list of External Inputs and TV mode. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs.
  • Page 24 Button Description qs POWER Press to turn on and off the TV. qd WIDE Press repeatedly to cycle through the available Wide Mode settings. See page 30. qf CC/ Press to cycle through the available settings for Closed Captions (CC) : On, Off, and On when SUBTITLE Muting.
  • Page 25 Button Description w; Equipment These buttons are used to control the equipment Control connected to the TV by using the BRAVIA Sync Control function (not available on all BRAVIA Sync Control equipment). Some other buttons on ® the remote control may also operate BRAVIA Sync equipment.
  • Page 26: Tv Controls And Indicators

    TV Controls and Indicators Item Description 1 (IR) Infrared Receives IR signal from the remote control. Receiver/ Senses room light level and adjusts the screen brightness accordingly. Do not Light sensor put anything over the sensor, doing so may affect its function. 2 "/1 LED •...
  • Page 27: Bravia Sync Control

    SYNC MENU and select the desired equipment from Device • BRAVIA Sync Control is only available for Selection. the connected Sony equipment that has the BRAVIA Sync or is compatible with BRAVIA Sync Control. • The BRAVIA Sync Control settings must be set on both the TV and connected equipment.
  • Page 28: Using Pip Feature

    Using PIP Feature To Swap Audio You can swap audio between the main and sub window. Press OPTIONS. PIP (picture in picture) displays a picture from a connected PC in full screen, and a Press V/v to highlight Audio Swap TV program or other external input (see and press below “To Enter PIP”...
  • Page 29: Favorites

    Favorites • Favorite channels and external inputs can also be added using the OPTIONS button Your favorite channels and external inputs on the remote control. can be accessed by pressing the HOME • Your Favorites list will be cleared each time you run the Auto Program.
  • Page 30: Wide Mode

    Wide Mode 4:3 Original source 16:9 Original source Zoom Zoom The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the screen display of your preference. Based on the original signal Normal is available with 480i or 480p source, you may see black bars around sources only.
  • Page 31: Wide Mode With Pc

    Wide Mode with PC Inputs Wide Mode is also available for the PC Press INPUT to display the Input menu settings. When a PC is connected to the and toggle through the external inputs to TV and HDMI input is selected, you can select your video signal for viewing change the PC Screen settings.
  • Page 32: Playing Back Photo/Music/Video Via Usb

    USB cable or USB damaged. storage device on your TV. • Sony will not be held liable for any Connect a supported USB device to damage to, or loss of, data on the recording media due to a malfunction of the TV.
  • Page 33: Photo Frame

    Photo Frame • Use a USB storage device that is compliant with USB Mass Storage Class standards. • The file system on the USB device You can enjoy looking at photos, listening supports FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS. to music, or seeing the clock and calendar, at the same time.
  • Page 34 To select music To select Clock Display mode You can select music from USB memory, There are five calendar display modes. using any of the following methods: When the Display Mode setting is set to Image and Clock, you can set to 1 Press HOME and select Settings, then Calendar, Analog Clock or Digital Setup >...
  • Page 35: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Navigating through TV Menus The HOME button allows you to access a variety of TV settings and USB media files. Press on the remote control to display the menu options. Press V/v/B/b to navigate on the menu or adjust the settings.
  • Page 36 The Settings icon contains all of the necessary configurations to customize your TV settings. The options you can select may vary. Unavailable options Settings are grayed out or not displayed. Picture: adjust the picture on your TV to fit your viewing preference. Sound: customize your sound settings to suit your audio preference.
  • Page 37: Using The Picture Settings

    Using the Picture Settings Option Description Picture Mode Displays the options selected in the Scene Select settings. When Scene Customized Select is set to General, the first three options below can be selected. picture viewing Vivid Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness. Standard Select for standard picture settings.
  • Page 38 Option Description Advanced Reset Resets the advanced settings to the default values. Settings Adv. Contrast Automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most Enhancer suitable settings judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction of the darker picture scenes.
  • Page 39: Using The Sound Settings

    Using the Sound Settings Option Description Sound Mode Sets a sound mode. Sound Mode includes options best suited for video and Customized photographs, respectively. sound listening Standard Optimizes sound quality for general content. Music Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound, like that of a concert.
  • Page 40 • MTS Audio is only available for analog programs. • Alternate Audio is only available if the program is broadcast with alternate audio streams. • You can also access Sound Mode, MTS Audio and Alternate Audio by using the OPTIONS button on the remote control.
  • Page 41: Using The Screen Settings

    Using the Screen Settings Option Description Wide Mode Wide Zoom Fills the screen with minimum distortion. Normal Select to display 4:3 picture in original size when the original source is 4:3. Full Select to enlarge the picture horizontally to fill the screen when the original source is 4:3 (Standard definition source).
  • Page 42 Option Description Vertical Center Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down. (Available in Wide Zoom and Zoom.) PC Settings When a PC is connected to the TV, the PC settings screen appears instead of the Screen settings. You can also select the PIP feature which allows you to view two pictures simultaneously from OPTIONS button (page 28).
  • Page 43: Using The Channel Settings

    Using the Channel Settings Option Description Signal Type Cable Select if you are receiving cable channels via Cable TV provider. Antenna Select if you are using an antenna. Auto Program Automatically sets up the channel list on the TV for all receivable channels. Select Auto Program.
  • Page 44: Using The Parental Lock Settings

    Using the Parental Lock Settings Option Description Password The Parental Lock settings allow you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. Use 0-9 on the remote control to enter a four-digit password. The first time you create a password, confirm the password by entering it again.
  • Page 45 • You need your password for any future access into the Parental Lock settings. If you lose your password, see “Lost password” on page 61. • Selecting Clear All will delete the current Downloadable U.S. Rating menu and the menu will no longer be available until the TV is tuned to a channel that contains downloadable ratings.
  • Page 46: Viewing Blocked Programs

    Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Parental Lock Rating Options To select custom rating options for Canada, select Canada in the Country setting (page 44). Option Description English Rating All children. Children 8 years and older. General programming. Parental guidance. Viewers 14 and older. Adult programming.
  • Page 47: Using The Setup Settings

    Using the Setup Settings Option Description Photo Frame Display Mode Allows you to select the display mode. Select from Image and Settings Clock, Full Screen Image or Full Screen Clock. See page 34. Clock Display Allows you to select the clock display. Select from Calendar, Analog Clock, Digital Clock, Calendar and Clock or Clock.
  • Page 48 Option Description Closed Allows you to select from several closed caption modes (for programs that are Captions broadcast with closed captioning). (CC) CC Display Closed Captions (CC) is turned on. Closed Captions (CC) is turned off. On when Closed Captions (CC) is turned on when the TV Muting is muted.
  • Page 49 Option Description Displays the information related to the input signal you are watching. Select Small Info Banner to display minimal channel and program title or select Large to display detailed channel and program information along with the TV icon if you are viewing the TV. Select Hidden to hide information about the TV channel or program.
  • Page 50 BRAVIA Sync Links the operations of the TV and the equipment. Control For specific Sony equipment compatible with BRAVIA Sync Control, this setting is applied automatically to the connected equipment when set to On. Device Auto Select On to have your connected equipment with BRAVIA...
  • Page 51 Option Description Product Contact Sony Sony contact information is available on this screen for your convenience. TV specific information such as Model Name, Support Serial Number, Software Version and downloadable ratings (if available from the TV) are displayed here. Signal...
  • Page 52: Using The Eco Settings

    Using the Eco Settings Option Description Reset Resets the current Eco settings to the default values. Power Saving Select from Off, Low, High, Picture Off to adjust your TV’s power consumption. By selecting the High option, you will reduce the power consumption more than the other available settings.
  • Page 53: Other Information

    Other Information PC Input Signal Reference Chart for HDMI IN After connecting the PC to the TV, set the output signal from the PC according to the chart below. KDL-32R421A/32R400A Resolution Horizontal Vertical Standard Signals Horizontal × Vertical frequency (kHz) frequency (Hz) (Pixel) (Line)
  • Page 54: Using A Wall-Mount Bracket

    Table-Top Stand. Prepare the TV for the Wall-Mount Bracket before making cable connections. Sony does not supply the Wall-Mount Bracket or the installing service. For product protection and safety reasons, Sony strongly recommends that installing of your TV on the wall be performed by qualified professionals. Do not attempt to install it yourself.
  • Page 55 For KDL-46R453A/46R450A only Secure the Attachment Parts to the rear of the TV using the supplied screws. Screw (+PSW 6 × 16) (not supplied) Screw (+PSW 4 × 12) (supplied) Mounting Hook (not optional accessory) Thick and soft cloth Attachment parts for Wall-Mount Bracket (supplied)
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    Quick Setup Guide provided for connections. If you have questions, service needs, or require technical assistance related to the use of your Sony TV even after you read this operating instructions manual, contact the following: For US Support: or call 1-800-222-SONY (7669)
  • Page 57 Condition Explanation/Solution TV is locked to one • Perform Auto Program to add receivable channels that are not channel present in the TV’s memory (see pages 20 and 43). Cannot receive or select • Perform Auto Program to add receivable channels that are not channels present in the TV’s memory (see pages 20 and 43).
  • Page 58 Condition Explanation/Solution Blurry picture / Poor color • Transporting the TV from a cold to a warm location or a sudden change in room temperature may cause moisture condensation, resulting in a blurry picture or poor color. Turn off your TV and wait a few hours before powering on again.
  • Page 59 Condition Explanation/Solution PC connection No picture / No signal • Confirm the PC is correctly connected to the TV with the HDMI • Ensure the output signal from the PC is one of the formats listed on page 53. • Turn the PC off. Confirm the PC connection and restart the PC. Plug-and-play will auto-detect the TV and correctly set up PC timing.
  • Page 60 Condition Explanation/Solution Black bands appear at • Some wide screen programs are filmed in aspect ratios that are the edges of the screen greater than 16:9 (this is especially common with theatrical releases). Your TV will show these programs with black bands at the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Page 61 Condition Explanation/Solution Photo images or folders • Depending on the image dimension, file size, and number of files take time to display in a folder, some photo images or folders take time to display. • The first time a camera is connected to the TV via USB cable, it may take up to a couple of minutes for the photos to display.
  • Page 62: Important Notices

    Important Notices Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model: KDL-46R453A/KDL-46R450A/KDL-40R471A/ KDL-40R450A/KDL-32R421A/KDL-32R400A Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A. Telephone Number: 858-942-2230 This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
  • Page 63: Specifications

    Specifications System Television system NTSC: American TV standard ATSC (8VSB terrestrial): ATSC compliant 8VSB QAM on cable: ANSI/SCTE 07 2000 (Does not include CableCARD functionality) Channel coverage Analog terrestrial: 2 - 69 / Digital terrestrial: 2 - 69 Analog Cable: 1 - 135 / Digital Cable: 1 - 135 Panel system LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Panel, LED Backlight Speaker output...
  • Page 64 (1)/Table-Top Stand (1 set)/Screw (4) (KDL-46R453A/46R450A), Screw (2) (KDL-40R471A/40R450A)/Attachment Parts (2) (KDL-46R453A/46R450A only) Optional accessories Connecting cables / Support Belt Kit Model name KDL-32R421A KDL-32R400A Power and others Power requirement 110-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (U.S.A./Canada 120 V AC, 60 Hz) Power consumption 60 W...
  • Page 65: Index

    Index "/1 LED 0-9 buttons HDMI IN Scene Select 4:3 Default HOME button Settings Horizontal Center Channel Add Digital Channels Parental Lock Advanced Settings Picture Alternate Audio Screen Idle TV Standby Analog Fine Tune Setup Info Banner Audio Description Sound Infrared Receiver (IR) AUDIO OUT Sharpness...
  • Page 68 For Your Convenience Be sure to register your TV. Online United States Registration: Canada 4-458-509-12(1) © 2013 Sony Corporation Printed in U.S.A.