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Operating Instructions
KDL-70R550A / 70R520A / 60R550A / 60R520A / 50R550A
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 Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. 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. ®...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Attaching the Table-Top Stand ... .8 Enjoying Sony Entertainment Network ..46 Locating Inputs and Outputs ....9 Enjoying Applications .
  • 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

    MHL cable (page 14). ➢ BRAVIA ® Sync™: Allows your BRAVIA TV to communicate with other Sony equipment supporting the BRAVIA Sync Control function (page 26). ➢ Digital Media Accessibility: Use the Photo, Music, and Video icons to access photo, music, and video files from DLNA Certified™...
  • Page 6 ➢ Input Selection: Allows you to easily switch between the connected equipment (page 31). ➢ 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.
  • 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. • Be careful to not pinch your hands or the AC power cord when you install the TV set to the Table- Top Stand. Place the TV set on the Table-Top Stand. Fix the TV to the Table-Top Stand using the supplied screws.
  • Page 9: Locating Inputs And Outputs

    Locating Inputs and Outputs Rear Panel Side Panel Item Description 1 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. (MONO) For component connection, use Y, P for video signals and also...
  • Page 10 ) 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: 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 12 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 13 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. Side of TV MHL device Use authorized MHL 2 Cable with...
  • Page 14: Connecting Other Equipment

    Connecting Other Equipment MHL device VCR/Game system/ Blu-ray Disc Camcorder Player/“PS3” player Digital satellite receiver Digital cable box CABLE/ANTENNA Digital recorder Audio Analog audio equipment system (A/V Receiver/ HomeTheater) Router/Modem Digital audio equipment (A/V Receiver/Home Theater) • Refer to the Quick Setup Guide (supplied) when connecting other equipment to your TV.
  • Page 15: 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 on the wall Installed with stand inches inches...
  • Page 16: 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 17 • 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 18 Rope or chain Anchor bolts (not supplied) (not supplied) • 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 19: 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 country • Select the type of use • Scan for digital and analog channels •...
  • Page 20 • 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)); for more details see page 11.
  • Page 21: 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. Guidelines to Follow •...
  • Page 22: Remote Control Button Description

    Remote Control Button Description Button Description 1 INPUT Press to display the connected equipment list and select the input source. Press repeatedly to toggle through the inputs. See page 31. 2 WIDE Press repeatedly to cycle through the available Wide Mode settings. See page 29. 3 PIC OFF Press to turn picture off, and sound remains on.
  • Page 23 Button Description 6 PHOTO Press to display the Photo Frame. See page 40. FRAME 7 SLEEP Press repeatedly until the TV displays the time in minutes (Off/15/30/45/60/90/120) that you want the TV to remain on before shutting off. To cancel the sleep timer, press SLEEP repeatedly until Off appears.
  • Page 24 HDMI/MHL equipment from Device Selection. qk SEN Enables selection of content from the online service “SEN” (Sony Entertainment Network). If “SEN” is unavailable, the “SEN” category is not displayed. ql NETFLIX Press to display the NETFLIX menu.
  • Page 25: Tv Controls And Indicators

    TV Controls and Indicators Item Description 1 "/1 (Power) Press to turn on and off the TV. 2 – + Press to adjust the volume, or select a channel/external input. When the volume Up/Down screen is displayed by pressing 2 +/–, volume can be adjusted.
  • Page 26: Using Features

    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 27: 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 28: Using Pap Feature

    Using PAP Feature Favorites PAP (picture and picture) displays two Your favorite channels and external inputs pictures (left and right) on the screen can be accessed by pressing the HOME simultaneously (e.g. external input and TV button once they are added to the list. program).
  • Page 29: Wide Mode

    Wide Mode • Favorite channels and external inputs can also be added using the OPTIONS button The Wide Mode feature allows you to on the remote control. select the screen display of your • Your Favorites list will be cleared each time you run the Auto Program.
  • Page 30: Wide Mode With Hdmi/Mhl Input

    Wide Mode with HDMI/ 4:3 Original source 16:9 Original source MHL Input (PC Timing) Zoom Zoom Wide Mode is also available for the PC Normal is available with 480i or 480p settings. When a PC is connected to the sources only. TV, you can change the PC Screen settings.
  • Page 31: Inputs

    You can enjoy photo/music/video files select your video signal for viewing stored in a Sony digital still camera or including the TV mode. The inputs list camcorder through a USB cable or USB consists of TV mode and other equipment storage device on your TV.
  • Page 32 TV. damaged. For details about format, see page 37. • 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 33 USB Video format Extension Container Video Codec Audio Codec Xvid PCM / MPEG1 Layer1, 2 / MP3 / MPEG2 AAC (2ch) / MPEG1 MPEG4 AAC (2ch) / .avi MPEG2 MP MPEG4 HE-AAC (2ch) / Dolby Digital (2ch) / H.264 BP/MP/HP Dolby Digital Plus (2ch) / MPEG-4 SP/ASP WMA v8...
  • Page 34: Viewing 3D Video (Except Kdl-70/60R520A)

    Viewing 3D Video • To prevent 3D display mode from being automatically selected when a 3D signal is (except KDL-70/ detected, press HOME, then select Settings > Picture > 3D Settings > Auto 3D > Off. 60R520A) When the Following Non-3D Pictures Are Displayed You can experience powerful 3D (three- dimensional) entertainment, such as...
  • Page 35 -Two near-identical pictures for 3D viewing are displayed side-by-side. • Simulated 3D effect may be less Wear the 3D Glasses before setting pronounced with some picture sources. 3D Format as the instructions will • Perceived simulated 3D effect may vary from otherwise be unreadable because of person to person.
  • Page 36 (such as eye strain, fatigue, or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games. Sony recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games. The length and frequency of necessary breaks will vary from person to person.
  • Page 37 3D Supported Video Format Signal Input 3D Format Resolution Vertical Frequency (Hz) 1920 × 1080p 24, 30 Frame Packing 1920 × 1080i 1280 × 720p 24, 30, 60 1920 × 1080p 24, 60 HDMI Side by Side 1920 × 1080i 1280 ×...
  • Page 38: Home Network

    Home Network Renderer You can play back photo, music and video files stored in network devices (e.g. Connecting to a Home digital still cameras, mobile phones, PC) Network on the TV screen by directly operating the target device. The network should also be You can enjoy various content (e.g.
  • Page 39: Using Screen Mirroring

    Using Screen mirroring When the standby screen for the Screen mirroring is displayed, press the OPTIONS button, then select Registration Notification > On. “Screen mirroring” is a function to display the screen of a mobile device on the TV Note that once you decline registration by Miracast technology.
  • Page 40: Photo Frame

    Photo Frame 3 Press HOME, and then select Media, then select Photo. When playing back a photo, press OPTIONS > Photo Frame Mode to launch Photo Frame with the selected You can enjoy looking at a photo, listening photo. to music, or the clock and calendar, at the same time.
  • Page 41: Using Home Network Features

    Using Home Network • Full Screen Image Features When you connect this TV to the Internet, you can enjoy multiple functions: enjoying • Full Screen Clock Internet video, etc. • You will need to contract with an Internet service provider to connect to the Internet. To select clock display mode Preparing a Wired Network There are five calendar display modes.
  • Page 42: Setting Up The Internet Connection

    Setting up the Internet Type 1: Secured network Connection with Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) Using the network feature you can The WPS standard makes security of a connect the TV to the Internet. The set-up wireless home network as straightforward procedure differs depending on the type as pressing the WPS button on the of network and LAN router.
  • Page 43 Type 2: Secured network Type 3: Unsecured network without Wi-Fi Protected with any type of wireless Setup™ (WPS) LAN router To set up a wireless LAN, SSID (wireless To set up a wireless LAN, SSID (wireless network name) and security key (WEP or network name) will be required.
  • Page 44: If You Cannot Connect To The Internet

    If You Cannot Connect Press HOME, then select Settings > Setup > Network > Network Setup. to the Internet IP Address setting/Proxy server: – automatic setting: Set up network connection > Auto Use the diagnosis to check possible – manual setting: causes for network connection failures, Set up network connection >...
  • Page 45: Adjusting The Server Display Settings

    If you cannot connect to your home Note on Internet Browser network In no event shall Sony be liable for any The TV detects if the server is being damage caused or associated with the correctly recognised when you cannot use of Internet browser, malfunction connect it to your home network.
  • Page 46: Enjoying Sony Entertainment Network

    Service list and press control to launch menu. To use YouTube Leanback Highlight the desired content, then Follow the steps in “To use Sony press Entertainment Network” (page 46) to launch Sony Entertainment Network, To exit Sony Entertainment Network then select YouTube to launch the Press HOME.
  • Page 47: Enjoying Applications

    Enjoying Applications With the applications, you can display a variety of information on the screen. Applications provide easy access to interactive content when your TV is connected to the Internet. • Be sure to connect your TV to the Internet, and complete Network Setup.
  • Page 48: Using The Menus

    Press to select or confirm. Press to exit. Sony Entertainment Network serves as a gateway to Internet content, delivering a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your TV. Sony Entertainment Network Enables access to Internet services for TV. For details, see page 46.
  • Page 49 Photo Media The Photo, Music, and Video icons organize your photo, music, and video files from DLNA Certified™ networked equipment or Sony USB connected equipment. Be sure to select the correct icon when Music accessing files. Refer to the feature section for more information on these icons.
  • Page 50: Using The Picture Settings

    Using the Picture Settings Option Description Picture Mode Displays the options selected in the Scene Select settings. Customized Vivid Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness. picture viewing Standard Select for standard picture settings. Recommended for home entertainment. Custom Select to store your preferred settings. Cinema For film-based content.
  • Page 51 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 52: 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 53 Option Description Digital Audio Out Select Auto if the device connected via DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) is compatible with Dolby Digital. Select PCM if the device is not compatible with Dolby Digital. • MTS Audio is only available for analog programs. •...
  • Page 54: 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 55 • Normal in the Wide Mode setting is not available when you are watching a 720p, 1080i or 1080p source. • If 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the Wide Mode setting changes only for the current channel. When you change channels (or inputs), Wide Mode is automatically replaced with the 4:3 Default setting for 4:3 sources.
  • Page 56: 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 57: 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 58 • You need your password for any future access into the Parental Lock settings. If you lose your password, see “Lost password” on page 74. • 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 59: 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 57). Option Description All children. English Rating Children 8 years and older. General programming. Parental guidance. Viewers 14 and older. Adult programming.
  • Page 60: Using The Setup Settings

    Using the Setup Settings Option Description Network Network Setup Sets the network status settings. IPv6/IPv4 Switch between IPv6 and IPv4. Priority • To use the network with IPv6, select IPv6, then select Auto in Set up network connection. • When IPv6 is selected, HTTP Proxy cannot be set. •...
  • Page 61 Option Description Photo Frame Display Mode Allows you to select the display mode. Select from Image and Clock, Full Screen Image and Full Screen Clock. See page Settings Clock Display Allows you to select the clock display. Select from Calendar, Analog Clock, Digital Clock, Calendar and Clock or Clock.
  • Page 62 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 63 Option Description Select Small to display minimal channel and program title or select Large to Info Banner 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 64 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 65 Select On to download the software automatically. Select Off to disable it. Software Download Product Contact Sony Sony contact information is available on this screen for your Support convenience. TV specific information such as Model Name, Serial Number, Software Version and downloadable ratings (if available from the TV) are displayed here.
  • Page 66: 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 67: Other Information

    Other Information PC Input Signal Reference Chart for HDMI/MHL IN After connecting the PC to the TV, set the output signal from the PC according to the chart below. Resolution Horizontal Vertical Standard Signals Horizontal × Vertical frequency (kHz) frequency (Hz) (Pixel) (Line) ×...
  • Page 68: 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 69: 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 70 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 19 and 56). Cannot receive or select • Perform Auto Program to add receivable channels that are not channels present in the TV’s memory (see pages 19 and 56).
  • Page 71 Condition Explanation/Solution No sound / Noisy sound No sound but good • Check the volume control. picture • Press MUTING or VOL + so that “Muting” disappears from the screen (see page 23). • Set Speakers to TV Speakers in the Sound settings (see page 52).
  • Page 72 • Devices emitting radio waves, such as other wireless LAN sometimes cuts out devices or microwave ovens, may interfere with the Screen mirroring function using wireless LAN. Keep the TV or Sony Screen mirroring compatible devices (Xperia) away from such devices, or turn them off if possible.
  • Page 73 Condition Explanation/Solution Suddenly the picture • The picture gets smaller during the commercials due to the gets smaller method in which the provider broadcasts their content. When HD content channels switch to SD content (commercials), the picture may be small with a black border. •...
  • Page 74 Condition Explanation/Solution Some digital cable • Certain cable companies have limitations on the broadcast of channels are not being digital cable channels. Check with your cable company for more displayed information. • The digital cable channel may be set to Hidden in the Show/ Hide Channels setting (see page 56).
  • Page 75 Condition Explanation/Solution Certain Internet video • Video quality and picture size depend on broadband speed and content displays a loss of delivery by content providers. detail, especially during fast-motion or dark scenes Good picture quality but • Quality depends on the original content provided by the video no sound on the Internet content provider and your connection bandwidth.
  • Page 76 Condition Explanation/Solution The TV surrounds • When the TV is used for an extended period, the TV surrounds become warm. become warm. You may feel hot when touching there by the hand.
  • Page 77: Important Notices

    (RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C 50R550A to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Exposure rules. This equipment has very low levels of RF Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, energy that it deemed to comply without maximum San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
  • Page 78: 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 79 Model name KDL- 70R550A 60R550A 70R520A 60R520A Power and others Power requirement 110-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (U.S.A./Canada 120 V AC, 60 Hz) Power consumption 240 W 182 W in use in standby Less than 0.2 W with 120 V AC and with 240 Less than 0.2 W with 120 V AC and with 240 V AC less than 0.3 W V AC less than 0.3 W...
  • Page 80 Model name KDL- 50R550A Power and others Power requirement 110-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (U.S.A./Canada 120 V AC, 60 Hz) Power consumption 121 W in use in standby Less than 0.2 W with 120 V AC and with 240 V AC less than 0.3 W Screen size* (measured diagonally) 49.5 (50 class)
  • Page 81: Index

    Show/Hide Channels Channel Block Signal Type Motionflow CineMotion SLEEP button Movie Rating Clear Voice Software Update MPEG Noise Reduction Clock/Timers Sony Entertainment Network MTS Audio Closed Captions (CC) Sound Booster Music Color Sound Mode MUTING button Color Temperature Speaker Colored buttons...
  • Page 82 Vertical Center Video VIDEO IN Viewing Blocked Programs , 25 VOL (2) +/– button Volume Offset WIDE button Wide Mode YouTube Leanback...
  • Page 84: Online Registration

    TV, visit: United States Software Canada Updates: NOTE: If your TV is connected to the Internet, you can check for software updates by selecting Settings, Setup and then Software Update. 4-460-662-12(1) © 2013 Sony Corporation Printed in Mexico...