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  • Page 1 SONY 2-148-836-13 (1) Flat Panel Color TV Operating Instructions KDE-37XS955 s-m25-rer IIIIIIIIIIIIIIllrlll KDE-42XS955 WEGA ENGINE Digital Amplifier KDE-50XS955 MEMORy 5TIEK _ 8836130 © 2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Sony dealer regarding this product Modet No. Serial It', affel reading these operating instructions you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Customer Information Self-ices Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residems only) or 1-877-899-SONY...
  • Page 3 i i i iii¸ To reduce the r isk offire o r s hock hazard, do not This equipment has been tested and %mid to To prevem internal heat buildup, do not expose T V to rain or moisture with the limits for a Class B digital block the ventilation opemngs comply...
  • Page 4 Sony dealers or contractors and pay If you are not sure of the type of electrical power adequate attention to safety, during the installation supplied to yore home, consult your dealer or local power company.
  • Page 5 Be sure to grasp the phtg when disconnecting the AC power cord If the A( power cord is damaged, stop using it and ask your dealer or Sony unit. It ma? ..it in electric shock o1 damage to the unit. Have it checked i..diatelv bv...
  • Page 6 fo preserve o/lr envlrolllllent, d1512 se tile used batteries according to yo/lr Obselwe the following when installing tile TV using a stand ol wall-mount bracket If the TV is not secmed local laws or regulatlon_ properly, it may fall and cause injury Be sine to follow the operating nlstntctions If the surtace of the TV cracks...
  • Page 7 Leave some space around tile refit Otherwise, adequate air-cilculation may be blocked causing overheating and cause fire o r Unplug the AC power cord when moving the unit damage the u nit Do not move the unit with the A( power cord plugged in It may damage When installing the unit on the wail tile AC power cord and result in tire or electric shock ..30 cm (11 7Is inches)
  • Page 8 ii ¸¸¸" _tqlen replacemem parts are required, be sure the service technician certifies in writing that he/she has used replacelnent parts specified by the lnanufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original parts Unauthorized substitutions nlay result in fire. electric shock or other hazards.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Welcome ....................Package Contents ................Features ..................Overview ....................TV Controls and Connectors .............. Front panel ..................Side panel ..................Rear panel ..................Connecting the Power Cord ............... Preventing the TV from Toppling Over ........... Bundling the Connecting Cables ............ Basic Connections: Connecting...
  • Page 10 Satellite Receiver ............Operating a VCR ................Operating a DVD Player or DVD Changer ........Operating a 5.1ch DVD AV System (Sony DAV) ......Operating a DVD/VCR Combo Unit ..........Operating an AV Receiver ............. Overview ....................Watching TV..................
  • Page 11 About Memory Stick ................Features ..................Memory Stick Compatibility ............Memory Stick Functionality ............File Compatibility ................Trademark Information ..............Inserting and Removing a Memory Stick .......... inserting a Memory Stick ..............inserting the Memory Stick DUO ............ Removing a Memory Stick .............
  • Page 12: Welcome

    Overview .................... Glossary ..................... Contacting Sony ................Troubleshooting ................Twin View ..................Remote Control ................CableCARD ................Channels ..................Memory Stick ................Audio .................... Video .................... General ..................Specifications ..................Optional Accessories ................ Index ....................
  • Page 13: Package Contents

    Thank you for purchasing the Sony Flat Panel Color TV. This manual is to be used with the following models: KDE-37XS955 KDE-42XS955 KDE-50XS955 The package contains the t\_llowing: Package Contents Flat panel color TV Remote control (RM-Y1004) and two size AA batteries...
  • Page 14: Features

    The WEGA 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;...
  • Page 15 WideScreen M ode: W atch c onventional 4:3aspect ratiobroadcasts widescreen (16:9) mode. Favorite Channels: Allows youtopreview and select from16ofyour favorite c hannels. Steady S ound®: Equalizes volume l evels s othere isconsistent output between programs and commercials. Memory Stick ® Viewer: A llows youtoviewonyourTVscreen digital images (JPEG) and movies ( MPEG1) withbackground music (MP3) that a restored o nMemory S tick media.
  • Page 16: Overview

    ¸ This chapter includes illustrated instructions for setting up your TM TV Controls and Connectors 16-19 Connecting the Power Cord 20-22 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna 23-27 Connecting Optional Equipment Making Video Connections About Using S VIDEO VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCRs for Tape Editing...
  • Page 17: Front Panel

    Eights up in green when the TV set is turned on. The LED does not light up when the main power is turned off. If the LED blinks in red continuously, this may indicate display unit needs selwicing (see "Contacting Sony" on page 111). Receives IR signals from the remote control.
  • Page 18: Side Panel

    Side panel Left side Right side POWER STD/DUO IvoL M l TV/VIDEO [] ......When lit, indicates that the Memory Stick is being read. (Do not remove the Memory Stick when the indicator is lit.) Memory Stick insertion slot. For details, see "Inserting and Removing a Memory...
  • Page 19: Rear Panel

    Rear panel For KDE-50XS955 Connects the supplied AC power cord. Connect to the optical audio input of a digital audio component that is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible..CableCARD provides cable subscribers with access to secure, digitally encrypted cable channels without the need for a set-top-box that will enable you to receive not only...
  • Page 20 TV speakers as a center speaker. Allows the TV to receive (IN) and send (OUT) remote control signals to other Sony infrared-contro!led audio or video equipment that has the CONTROL S flmction. Connects to the input jack of your woofer.
  • Page 21: Connecting The Power Cord

    J_3 Complete other connections prior to connecting the power cord. Connect the power cord to the AC IN connector of the TV. Secure the AC power plug to the display's AC IN jack. AC IN (Power supply input) jack of the AC plug holder display (supplied)
  • Page 22: Preventing The Tv From Toppling Over

    Preventing the TV WARNING from Toppling Over Be sure to take measures to prevent stand from toppling over. If you tail to do so, the TV may topple over and cause injury. Anchor the TV to a wall, pillar, etc., to prevent it tiom toppling over. Prepare a commercially available strong rope or chain and wall anchor bracket beforehand.
  • Page 23: Bundling The Connecting Cables

    You can bundle the connecting cables using the supplied cord clamp with a Bundfing cable band at the rear of the TM Connecting Cables Bundle the connecting cables. Cable band Attach the supplied cord clamp for the AC power cord. Remove the cable cover.
  • Page 24: Basic Connections: Connecting A Cable Or Antenna

    The wayinwhich youwill connect yourTVvaries, depending onhow your home r eceives asignal (cable, cable b ox,antenna) and whether ornotyou plan toconnect aVCR. Cable or Antenna No cable box or VCR Cable Box and Cable (;able box unscrambles only some channels (usually premium channels)
  • Page 25: Cable Or Antenna

    Cable or Antenna i ¸ Do not need a cable box to unscramble channels. (If you have a cable box, see page 26.) Do not intend to connect a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 30 and 32.) For antenna connection, use the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied).
  • Page 26: Cable Box And Cable

    Cable Box and Cable ..... iiii Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium "_" Before connecting channels (,a_ich requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble cable box, See "Using all channels. CableCARD TM'' o n You do not have a VCR.
  • Page 27: Cable Box

    Cable Box ii ¸ i. Your cable company scrambles all channels, which requires you to use a "_" Before connecting cable box. cable box, See "Using You do not have a VCR. (If you have a VCR, see pages 30 and 32.) CableCARD TM'' o n page 51.
  • Page 28 Use the cable box Tune the TV to the channel the cable box is set to (usually channel 3 or 4) and then use the cable box to switch channels. Set up the remote control Program the remote control. See "Programming the Remote Control"...
  • Page 29: Connecting Optional Equipment

    !¸ ; ¸" ..Use the directions in this section to connect the following optional equipment: About Using S VIDEO VCR and Cable VCR and Cable Box Two VCas lbr 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 HDMI Connector DVD Player or Digital Satellite Receiver via AV...
  • Page 30: About Using S Video

    If the optional equipment you are connecting has an S VIDEO jack About Using S VIDEO (shown at left), you can use an S VIDEO cable for improved picture quality (compared to an A/V cable). Because S VIDEO carries only the video siNlal, you also need to connect audio cables for sound, as shown below.
  • Page 31: Vcr And Cable

    VCR and Cable iiii Your cable company does not require you to use a cable box. With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features. Connect the CATV cable to the VCR's VHF/UHF input jack. Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the VCR's VHF/UHF output jack to the TV's CABLE input jack.
  • Page 32 1 in the illustration). Watch cable channels Press repeatedly to select the cable input (CABLE in the i!lustration). Set up the remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. operate the VCR "Programming the Remote Control"...
  • Page 33: Vcr And Cable Box

    VCR and Cable Box ..... iiii Your cable company scralnbles some channels, such as premium ";_" Before connecting channels (,a_ich requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble cable box, See "Using all channels. CableCARD TM'' o n page 51.
  • Page 34 Watch the VCR Press repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDE() 1 in the illustration). Set up the remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. operate the cable box or VCR "Programming the Remote Control"...
  • Page 35: Two Vcrs For Tape Editing

    Connecting two VCRs lets you record fioln one VCR to the other. By Two VCRs for Tape connecting them as shown below, you can view (monitor) what is being Editing recorded. _i-& ¸¸5¸¸¸¸¸ Use an A/V cable to connect the playback VCR's A/V output jacks to the recording VCR's A/V input jacks.
  • Page 36 Press repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). recorded Set up the remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. operate the VCR(s) "Progralnmmg the Remote Control"...
  • Page 37: Satellite Receiver

    Sate//ite Receiver iiii 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 l_V's A/V input jacks (VIDEO 1 or 3). Connect the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) t_romyour cable or antenna to the TV's CABLE or VHF/UHF input jack.
  • Page 38 (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 receiver remote control. See "Programming the Remote Control" on page 58.
  • Page 39: Satellite Receiver And Vcr

    Satellite Receiver iiii and VCR Connect the CATV cable to the single (input)jack of the splitter. Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect one of the splitter's t,a_ output jacks to the TV's CABLE jack. Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect the splitter's other output jack to the satellite receiver's VHF/UHF input jack.
  • Page 40 (Contin_lcd)
  • Page 41 Press repeatedly to select the input to which the VCR is connected (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the remote control If you have a non-Sony VCR or satellite receiver, you must program the remote operate the satellite receiver control.
  • Page 42: Dvd Player With Component Video Connectors

    For best results, use this connection if your DVD player has component DVD Player with video (Y, PB, Pa) jacks. Component Video Connectors Use a component video cable to connect the DVD player's Y, PB and PR output jacks to the Y, PB and PR input jacks (VIDEO 4 or 5) on the TV. _/_ The Y, PB and PR jacks on your DVD player are sometimes labeled Y, CB and CR, or Y, B-Y and R-Y.
  • Page 43 Watch the DVD player Press repeatedly to select the DVD input (VIDEO 4 in the illustration). Set up the remote control If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. operate the DVD player "Programming the Remote Control"...
  • Page 44: Dvd Player With S Video And Audio Connectors

    TV's VIDEO 1 or 3 audio input jacks. Watch the DVD player Press repeatedly to select the DVD input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Set up the remote control If you have a non-Sony DVD player, you must program the remote control. operate the DVD player "Programming the Remote Control"...
  • Page 45: Digital Satellite Receiver With Hdmi Connector

    Digital Satellite Receiver with HDMI Use a HDMI cable to connect the Digital Satellite Receiver's HDMI Connector output connector to the TV's HDMI 1N connector (VIDEO 6). HDMI cables transmit both audio and video signals. (Separate audio cables are not necessary,) You can purchase HDMI cables...
  • Page 46 Use an Audio cable to connect the Digital Satellite Receiver's AUDIO OUT jacks to the TV's AUDIO IN jacks (VIDEO 6). Watch the digital satellite Press repeatedly to select the digital satellite receiver input (VIDEO 6 in receiver the illustration), Label video inputs to easily See the instructions...
  • Page 47: Dvd Player Or Digital Satellite Receiver Via Av Receiver With Center Speaker In Terminals

    Use this connection if you have a digital audio device that is PCM/Dolby DVD Player or Digital compatible, such as an AV Receiver with a Dolby Pro Logic system Digital Satellite decoder. Receiver via AV Receiver with i ¸¸ i¸¸ iiiiii CENTER SPEAKER...
  • Page 48 Component SPEAKER cord cable ideo cable Optical digital cable When using the TV's speakers as the center speaker Using in the AUDIO lnenu, select the video input for which you want to use the TV's speakers as the center speaker, and set to...
  • Page 49: Camcorder

    Camcorder For easy connection ofa camcorder, the TV has front A/V input jacks. If you prefer, you can connect the camcorder to the TV's rear A/V input jacks. Use an A/V cable to connect the camcorder's output jacks to the TV's A/V input jacks (VIDEO 2).
  • Page 50: Audio Receiver

    Audio Receiver For improved sound quality, you may want to play the TV's audio through your stereo system. Use an audio cable to connect the TV's AUDIO OUT jacks to the audio receiver's line input jacks. i ¸ Audio ca To line input Using the TV's Audio menu, set the option to...
  • Page 51: Device With An Optical (digital Audio) Connector

    TV's OPTICAL OUT jack. Optical cable 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.
  • Page 52: Using Cablecard Tm

    Check with your cable TV company for CableCARD service details, limitations, pricing, and availability, all of which are determined by your cable TV company not Sony. Before you can use CabteCARD service, you need to insert the Activating CableCARD...
  • Page 53: Removing The Cablecard

    KDE-50XS955 CAUTION: Inserting the CableCARD incorrectly may result in permanent ";_"You can also access damage to the card and the TV. information about your Gently push the card into the slot until it locks into place. CableCARD in the Turn on the TV. After 1-2 minutes, the CableCARD setup screen is Applications Menu...
  • Page 54: Setting Up The Channel List

    Afteryoufinish connecting yourTV,youneed torunInitialSetup, which automatically sets u pavailable analog a nd digital c hannels. The Initial S etup screen appears when youturnonyourTVforthefirsttimeafter h ooking i t up.If youdonotwant t oset u pthechannels atthistime, y oucandoit later byselecting the AutoProgram o ption in the Channel menu (see page 99). The Auto Program feature...
  • Page 56: Overview

    This chapter describes how to set up, program, and use the remote control. Inserting Batteries Button Descriptions Programming the Remote Control Using Other Equipment with Your Remote Control Insert two size AA batteries (supplied) by matching the : and on the batteries to the dia_am inside the remote control's battery compartment.
  • Page 57 Press to turn on and off the equipment you have programmed into the remote control. For details, see _'Programming ..Remote Control" on page 58. Press to turn on and offthe video equipment. Press to turn on and off the satellite receix_er or cable box.
  • Page 58 Press toreset the settings tothe factory defaults. See p ages 92 and 95. A lso used t oclear Label Channels. Press tomm onand offTwin View. For d etaiis, see p age 6 91 Press toturn onand offthe TV..repe;tediy tocycle through vkleo q ipme i; connected to the TV's video inputs.
  • Page 59: Programming The Remote Control

    System) SAT/Cable 801 (Sony Satellite Receiver) If you have video equipment other than Sony brand that you want to control with the TV's remote control, use the following procedures to program the remote control. ,_? The equipment must have infrared...
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  • Page 61: Using Other Equipment With Your Remote Control

    To operate other connected equipment with your TV, first turn to page 59 and program the necessary code. For operating video equipment, press repeatedly until you see the video input on the screen for your connected equipment. Remote control operation tips are provided below. Operating a Cable Activate...
  • Page 62: Operating A Vcr

    Operating a VCR Activate the remote control operate the VCR Turn on/off Change channeis ........................Record simultaneously Play s op ..............................Fast forward Rewind the tape Pause (press again to resume normal playback) Search the picture forward during playback backward...
  • Page 63: Operating A 5.1ch Dvd Av System (sony Dav)

    Operating a 5. lch DVD AV System Activate the remote control (Sony DAV) operate the DVD Turn on/off Select other equipment connected to the DAV Display the menu (setup) Chanae Volume Operating DVD/VCR Combo Activate the remote control Unit operate...
  • Page 64: Overview

    This chapter describes how to use the features of your TV. Watching TV Using the Program Guide Using Wide Screen Mode Using Twin View Using Favorite Channels...
  • Page 65 ";_° For a complete list of all the functions of the Activate the remote control Press remote control, see page operate the TV ......................? ........................... Turn on offthe Press Tune directly to a channel To tune to analog channels, press and then (or wait 3 seconds).
  • Page 66: Using The Program Guide

    Displaying The program guide lets you review program information and select both analog and digital channels. Program Guide The Program Guide cannot be displayed when the TV is tuned to one of the video inputs or if the Channel Fix option is set to anything other than Off (see page 99).
  • Page 67: Using Additional Program Guide Options

    Press while in the program guide's channel list to display the following Using Additional options, which allow you to customize the settings of the pro_am on the Program Guide currently tuned channel. Options ..Each program has a main video stream (the video that you see ..
  • Page 68: Using Wide Screen Mode

    Wide screen mode lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide "_° You can also access the screen modes (16:9 aspect ratio). screen mode settings Press repeatedly to toggle through the following screen mode the Screen menu. settings. details, see page Changing the Wide Screen Mode for 4:3 Source...
  • Page 69 Changing the Wide Screen Mode for 16:9 Source (High definition source) original source Upconverted Native 16:9 ..enlarges the center portion of the picture. The left and right edges of the picture are stretched to fill the 16:9 screen. Wide Zoom Normal (This mode is not available.) displays the picture at its original size.
  • Page 70: 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.
  • Page 71: Activating The Picture

    Activating You can use the buttons to activate the left and right pictures while Picture using Twin View. To activate the picture in the right window Press To activate the picture in the left window Press Tune to a channel To rune to analog channels, press and then...
  • Page 72: Changing The Picture Size

    Changing The zoom feature lets you vary the relative size of the left and right pictures. Picture Size Enlarge the active picture Press Make the active picture smaller Press When you adjust the picture sizes, the TV memorizes the change. The next time you use the Twin View function, the memorized sizes appear.
  • Page 73: Using Favorite Channels

    The Favorite Channels feature lets you select pr%mams from a list of up to 16 tZavoritechannels that you specify. You can create a list using the Favorite Channels option in the Channel Menu, or by using the Add to Favorites feature in the Favorite Channels guide.
  • Page 74: Using The Favorite Channels Guide

    Press . The Favorite Channels list appears. Using the Favorite Channels Guide Favorite Channels Press to highlight the channel you want to watch. To add the current channel to the list of Favorite Channels, highlight and press @. Press (_) to select the channel you want to watch.
  • Page 76: About Memory Stick

    )> i ¸¸ ); Memory Stick (sold separately) is a compact, portable, and versatile Integrated Circuit recording medium with a data capacity that makes it perfect t\_r portable applications, such as digital photography. Memory Stick is specially designed for sharing digital data among Memory Stick compatible products such as digital cameras and digital video cameras.
  • Page 77: Memory Stick Compatibility

    The Memory Stick has been formatted on a personal computer. Sony recommends that you back up all data stored on Memory Stick media to avoid potential data loss. In the above two cases, in order to avoid potential data corruption that may occur, be sure to back up data prior to use with the TV's Memory Stick Viewer.
  • Page 78: File Compatibility

    JPEG .jpg .jpeg MPEG 1 .mpg .mpeg Trademark Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO DUO, and Information MagicGate are trademarks of Sony Corporation. * Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not play back correctly.
  • Page 79: Inserting And Removing A Memory Stick

    Inserting a Memory Stick CAUTION: If you are using a Memory Stick DUO or Memory Stick PRO DUO with your TV, do not use the Memory Stick with its adaptor. Remove the adaptor before you insert it into the TV's Memory Stick slot. Inserting the Memory Stick into the slot with the adaptor may result in permanent damage to the Memory Stick and the TV.
  • Page 80: Inserting The Memory Stick Duo

    Memory Stick DUO is a new, compact version of the standard-sized Inserting Memory Stick recording medium. Memory Stick DUO CAUTION: The Memory Stick slot on your TV has been designed to accommodate standard and compact versions of Memory Stick. It is not necessary to use an adaptor for Memory Stick DUO and Memory Stick PRO DUO.
  • Page 81: Removing A Memory Stick

    Removing a Memory Stick Check that the Memory Stick indicator is off. (When the light is on, this 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 LED on the TV's side panel is lit) may damage the Memory Stick or its contents.
  • Page 82: Using The Memory Stick Index

    3¸¸¸¸ Turn on the TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the photo or movie files you ,a_antto vie,a_ For details, see page 78. S_J If the Memory Stick Index does not appear, press F1 button the remote control. The Memory Stick Index appears, which displays thumbnail images of the tiles stored on the Memory Stick.
  • Page 83: Using The Memory Stick Index

    The t\_tlowing describes how to use the Memory Stick Index. Using the Memory Stick Index Move the highlight Press a photo, voice memo (_), or movie thumbnail Display Press For details, see "Viewing Photos" on page highlighted photo, 83 and "Playing Movies"...
  • Page 84: Photo Controls

    When you select a photo from the Memory Stick Index (described on page 81), it displays as shown below, with the following controls. Information about selected photo Selected photo Previous/next buttons Photo Menu bar Y_j JPEGs captured using a digital video camera may appear to display motion in full screen.
  • Page 85: Photo Menu Bar Options

    Photo Menu The Photo Menu bar lets you access additional photo viewing options. Bar Options Press or toselect, Press to select the desired option. Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the thumbnail of the currently displayed photo. For details, see "Using the Memol 7 Stick Index"...
  • Page 86: Using Zoom And Pan

    Using Zoom and Pan In the Photo Menu bar, highlight Highlight Zoom/Pan and press (_). Specify the zoom center point by using ;then press to set the center. The Zoom and Pan controls are displayed. Zoom in (increase magnification) Highlight and press to zoom in or to zoom out.
  • Page 87: Playing Movies

    Enlarge button Play/pause button Previous/next buttons Movie Menu bar J_j MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer. Movie Contro/s "_° The quality of the movie Enlarge the movie window...
  • Page 88: Movie Menu Bar Options

    Movie Menu Bar Options Highlight in the Movie Menu bar. Press to select Select the desired option. Displays the Memory Stick Index, with the highlight on the thumbnail "_°MPEG1 files that are of the currently displayed movie. protected are indicated by the Lock _ icon.
  • Page 89: Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options

    Slide Show Menu The Slide Show Menu includes the following options: Options Starts the Slide Show. "_° The Slide Show Menu is Allows you to select background audio to play during the Slide the same whether Show. select it from the No additional background audio is played during...
  • Page 90: Contents Menu Options

    Allows you to select different folders to view in the Memory Stick Viewer. Selects all folders within the directories defined by the DCF rules used by Sony digital cameras (see page 90). JPEG and MPEG1 files in those directories are recognized even if they do not conform to the DCF file naming rules.
  • Page 91: 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. Ifyou selected the option, as described on page 89, you might want to have your digital camera's instruction manual handy in order to check how files and directories are organized for your specific model of digital camera.
  • Page 92: Overview

    The Menu gives you access to the following features: The Video Menu 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.
  • Page 93: Using The Video Menu

    ii >i ii¸¸ Press Press to highlight the Video icon and press (_). Press to highlight an option. Press @ to select an option. Press to change settings. Press @ to select the changed setting. Press to exit the Menu. <...
  • Page 94 Select to reduce the noise level of connected equipment. It is also effective on the signal fi'om the VHFiUHF jack. Select fi'om .."_" isnot ..................Select for a natural, soft picture. available when Select to turn offthe watching 480p or 720p Select to optimize the lipsync when playing...
  • Page 95 ";_° isnot Select to reduce the block noise caused by digital available when video encoding and decoding process. It is watching 480p, 720p, fco_timled) especially effective for watching a DVD or digital TV pictures. Select fronl and 1080i sources, using Memory Stick or Twin View.
  • Page 96: Using The Audio Menu

    ii ¸¸¸41 i Press Press to highlight the Audio icon and press (_). Press to highlight an option. Press @ to select an option. Press to change settings. Press @ to select the changed setting. Press to exit the Menu. Press on the remote control when in the Audio menu.
  • Page 97 Select the video input (TV, Video i-6) you want to use the TV's speakers as the center speaker..This option can be set when the option is set . Select , if the sound fi'om the TV's speaker the center speaker) sounds unnatural.
  • Page 98: Using The Screen Menu

    Press Press to move to the Screen icon and press @. Press to move to an option. Press @ to select an option. Press to change settings. Press @ to select the changed setting. Press to exit the menu. Selecting Screen The Screen menu includes the following options: Options...
  • Page 99 ..Select to enlarge the 4:3 picture to fill the 16:9 Select the defalt/t screem keeping the original image as much Screen Mode to possible. ztsefor 4:3 soz,1"ces ..Select to return the 413 picture io [is odainai ";_° functions size.
  • Page 100: Using The Channel Menu

    Press Press to highlight the Channel icon and press @. Press to highlight an option. Press @ to select an option. Press to change settings. Press @ to select the changed setting. Press to exit the Menu. The Channel menu includes the following options: Selecting Channel Options...
  • Page 101 Allows you to assign labels (such as station call letters) channel numbers. Press to scroll through the channel numbers. Then press to select the channel number that you want to assim_ a label. Press .... to highlight and press (_). Press to scroll through the label characters...
  • Page 102: Using The Parental Lock Menu

    The Parental Lock menu allows you to set up the TV to block programs according to their content and rating levels. ii ¸¸¸41 il Press 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.
  • Page 103: Us Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    US Models: For US models, the Custom Rating menu includes the following options. Selecting Custom Canadian models, see page 103. Rating Options "_° The Content-Based ..Al! children and General Audience. Ratings are linked to the level of the Age- Parental Guidance for children...
  • Page 104: Canadian Models: Selecting Custom Rating Options

    Canadian Models: For Canadian models, the Custom Rating menu includes the tbltowing options. For US models, see page 102. Selecting Custom Rating Options All children. Children 8 years and older. General programming. Parental Guidance. Viewers 14 and older. Adult programming. General programming.
  • Page 105: Using The Setup Menu

    Press Press to highlight the Setup icon and press @. Press to highlight an option. Press @ to select an option. Press to change ";_°To move from within one Menu to the main Menu settings. Press @ to select the changed setting. of icons, press Press...
  • Page 106 ..Allows you to illuminate the Sony logo on the front panel of the Illuminates the Sony logo while the power is turned on. Illuminates the Sony logo when you switch the power to on or of£...
  • Page 107: Programming Caption Vision

    If you selected the option under (see page 104), you Programming can change the following settings: Caption Vision Allows you to select basic analog (EIA-6081 closed caption options. Displays a printed version of the dialog sound effects of a program. (Should be set to for most programs.)
  • Page 108: Using The Applications Menu

    ii 4 Press Press to highlight the Applications icon and press Press to highlight an option• Press @ to select an option• Press ..to change settings• Press (_ to select the changed setting. Press to exit the Menu• The Applications Menu includes the following options: Selecting Applications Options...
  • Page 109 If you selected in step 2, press to set the day(s), hour, minute, duration, and channel number. Press to confirm each setting and move to the next "_° To return to the Timer setting. Press to go back to the previous setting.
  • Page 110: Overview

    This chapter includes the following topics: Glossary i 10 Contacting Sony i 11 Troubleshooting Specifications i 18 Optional Accessories Index...
  • Page 111 Asignaling method that u ses continuous changes inthe amplitude orfrequency ofan electronic transmission toconvey information. 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.
  • Page 112: Twin View

    (High Definition TV). It; after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Customer Int\_rmation Services Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only) or (416) 499-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).
  • Page 113: Remote Control

    There may be more than one code for the equipment that you are attempting operate. There is a possibility that some non-Sony equipment cannot be operated by your Sony TV remote.You may need to use the equipment's...
  • Page 114: Channels

    Channe_ Cannot receive upper channels Press to select the VHF.UHF input (see page 57). (UHF) when using an antenna in the Channel Menu to add receivable channels that are not presently in the TV's memory (see page 99). _ i; _x_d ioone _hannei ....
  • Page 115: Memory Stick

    MPEGi movie does not piay ..variai_ons of'MPEGi movies may notbe compai_bie ,v_th the Memo_ St_ck back correctly Viewer. MPEG movies recorded in VX Fine mode with Sony digital cameras cannot be played back with the Memory Stick Viewer.
  • Page 116: Audio

    MPEG1 quality i spoor when The quality ofthe movie w hen e nlarged depends onthe resolution ofthe MPEG1 enlarged (page 86) file. S ee y our c amera's instruction manual fordetails. Error message isdisplayed NoMemory Stick There isnoMemory Stick i nthe slot....
  • Page 117: Video

    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 power cord is plugged Press the : button on the right side of the TV.
  • Page 118: General

    General How to reset TV to factory Turn on the TV. While holding down the button on the remote control, settings press the button on the right side of the TV. (The TV will turn itself off, then back on again.) Release button.
  • Page 119: Specifications

    Panel System Plasma Display panel Display resolution KDE-37XS955 1024 pixels (horizontal) ×1024 pixels (vertical) KDE-42XS955 1024 pixels (horizontal) x1024 pixels (vertical) KDE-50XS955 1365 pixels (horizontal) x768 p ixels (vertical) Antenna 75 ohm external terminal for V HP, UHP Telex ision S ystem NTSC American TVStandard...
  • Page 120 Mass KDE-37XS955 51.0 kg (112 lb 7 oz) KDE-42XS955 56.5 kg (124 lb 9 oz) KDE-50XS955 68.0 kg (149 lb 14 Power Consumption In Use KDE-37XS955 : 350 W KDE-42XS955:385 KDE-50XS955:450 In Standby 0.5 \V Cal_ie(ARD Standi_;, KDE-37XS955:26 KDE-42XS955:26 KDE-50XS955:29 Supplied Accessories Remote...
  • Page 121: Optional Accessories

    HDM[ cable Component video cable S video cable A/V cable Audio cable Optical cable Control S cable: RK-G69 Floating Stand: SU-PF3L (for KDE-50XS955) SU-PF3M (for KDE-37/42XS955) Wall-Mount Bracket: SU-PW3M...
  • Page 122: Index

    4:3 Default settings 98 Channel Menu 91, 99 Dynamic 95 channels creating labels 100 Alternate Audio 66 setting up 53 ENT button 57 troubleshooting Alternate Video 66 error messages, Memory Stick CineMotion 12, 93 ANT button 57 Clear Voice 95 Applications menu 91, 107 clearing, Favorite Channels 72 Audio Menu 91,95...
  • Page 123 Standard mode 92 STANDBY LED 16 Label parental control, described 13 Steady Sound Paremal Lock Menu 91,101 channels 100 described 13 videos 105 Passxvord 101 setting 95 Language, setting 105 Phase 96 Stereo, MTS setting 95 photos SUBWOOFER OUT jack, viewing thmnbnails 81 described 19 Memory Stick...
  • Page 124 zoom feature, withTwinView Zoom mode, setting 97, 98...
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