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Table of Contents Start-up Guide Safety information ........................9 Overview of the remote ......................12 Overview of the TV buttons and indicators ................14 Watching TV Watching TV..........................16 Using the Favorite List ....................19 Viewing pictures from connected equipment ................20 Using MENU Functions Navigating through menus ......................21 Picture menu ...........................22 Sound menu..........................25 Screen menu...........................27...
Start-up Guide 1: Checking the 2: Installing the TV accessories Recommended viewing area Your viewing position may affect the picture quality. Remote RM-GD001 (1) For the best picture quality, install your TV minimum Size AA batteries (R6 type) (2) of 2.2 m from your viewing area as shown below. AC power cord (1) Horizontal Viewing Area m i n...
Carrying your TV Preventing the TV from toppling over Carrying the TV requires at least two people. When moving the TV, place one hand in the hole on the lower portion of the TV while supporting the top with the other hand, as shown in the illustration below. Notes •...
Never install the TV as follows 3: Connecting an Air circulation is Warm air is blown to blocked ventilation openings antenna/VCR Connecting an antenna only AC power cord (supplied) Antenna cable (not supplied)* Factory-installed antenna cable * When connecting an antenna cable, an adaptor (not supplied) may be required.
Connecting an antenna and VCR 4: Auto-tuning the TV We recommend that you use a splitter to connect the antenna to the TV and to the VCR etc. This should ensure that signal loss is reduced as much as possible. Antenna cable (not supplied) AC power cord...
Press to select the state/region Press MENU to display the Clock Set in which you will operate the TV, then press menu. When digital channels have been stored, set “Time Adjustment” to “Auto” then go to step 9. If no digital channels have been stored, set “Time Adjustment”...
• Use the TV at temperatures between 5ºC and 35ºC. • If the TV is transported directly from a cold to a warm Safety information location, or if the room temperature has changed suddenly, the picture may be blurred or show poor color. This is because moisture has condensed on the mirror or To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the TV to rain lenses inside.
Carry the TV in the specified manner • Unplug the AC power cord during lightning storm. If you carry the TV in a manner other than the specified manner and without the specified number of persons, it may drop and a serious injury may be caused. Be sure to follow the instructions mentioned below.
About the TV • Although the TV is made with high-precision technology, black dots may appear or bright points of light (red, blue, or green) may appear constantly on the screen. This is a structural property of the panel and is not a malfunction. •...
Overview of the remote 1 TV "/1 – TV standby Switches off the TV temporarily and on from standby mode. 2 Number buttons • In TV mode: Selects channels. For channel numbers 10 and above, enter the second, third or fourth digit quickly. •...
• H : Plays a program at a normal speed. • X : Pauses playback. • x : Stops the playback. • VISUAL SEARCH : Only for Sony DVD recorders with the visual search function. For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the DVD recorder.
Overview of the TV buttons and indicators 1 PROG +/-/ • In TV mode: Selects the next (+) or previous (-) channel. • In TV menu: Moves through the options up ) or down ( 2 2 +/-/ • In TV mode: Increases (+) or decreases (-) the volume.
• After switching on your TV, it may take a while (1 minute or less) before the picture appears. When the projection lamp wears out, the screen goes dark. • Replace the lamp with a new Sony XL-5100 replacement lamp (not supplied). How to replace the lamp, see page 42. Warning The light emitted from the lamp is quite bright when your TV is in use.
Watching TV Watching TV Press DIGITAL/ANALOG to switch between digital and analog modes. The channels available vary depending on the mode. Press the number buttons or PROG +/- to select a TV channel. To select channel numbers 10 and above using the number buttons, enter the second, third or fourth digits quickly.
Tips Zoom* • Ensure that the TV is receiving a good signal, or some text errors may occur. • When four colored items appear at the bottom of the Text page, Fastext is available (in analog mode only). Fastext allows you to access pages quickly and easily. Press the corresponding colored button to access the page.
To view two pictures simultaneously – Twin i-Plate display Picture For a single picture in digital mode, this feature gives you information on the current channel and also the You can view two TV program pictures (in analog, current and next programs. digital or external input mode) on the screen simultaneously.
Using the Favorite List The Favorite feature allows you to select programs from a list you specify. To display the Favorite List, see “Navigating through menus” (page 21). Favorite List * This function may not be available in some areas. Do this Create your Favorite List Follow the steps of “Favorite Preset”...
To use the Tools menu Viewing pictures from Press TOOLS to display the following options when viewing pictures from connected equipment other connected equipment than a PC. Options Description Close Closes the Tools menu. Switch on the connected equipment, then press repeatedly until the correct Twin Picture...
Using MENU Functions Navigating through Icon Description Analog Program List menus Displays available analog TV channels. • To assign a label to a channel, see “MENU” allows you to enjoy various convenient page 32. features of this TV. You can easily select channels or External Inputs inputs sources and change the settings for your TV.
Picture menu You can select the options listed below on the Picture menu. Press to select “Settings” on MENU, then press Press to select a menu icon, then press Press to select an option. Target Inputs For the input currently being viewed, select whether to use the common setting or to set each item separately.
Picture Increases or decreases picture contrast. Brightness Brightens or darkens the picture. Color Increases or decreases color intensity. Increases or decreases the green tones and red tones. “Hue” can only be adjusted for an NTSC color signal (e.g. U.S.A. video tapes). Color Temperature Adjusts the whiteness of the picture.
DRC Palette Customizes the level of detail (“Reality”) and smoothness (“Clarity”) for each input signal. For example, you can create a custom setting for your cable input’s picture, and create another for your DVD player’s picture. The DRC palette appears. Press to adjust the position of the marker (z).
Sound menu You can select the options listed below on the Sound menu. To select options in “Settings”, refer to “Picture menu” (page 22). Target Inputs For the input currently being viewed, select whether to use the common setting or to set each item separately.
Gives sound more impact by compensating for phase effects in speakers using the “BBE High Definition Sound System” when “Sound Mode” is set to “Custom”. To reproduce sounds with impact, select “High” (more impact) or “Low” (less impact). Otherwise select “Off”. Dual Sound Selects the sound from the speaker for a stereo or bilingual broadcast.
Screen menu You can select the options listed below on the Screen menu. To select options in “Settings”, refer to “Picture menu” (page 22). Target Inputs For the input currently being viewed, select whether to use the common setting or to set each item separately.
Vertical Shift Adjusts the vertical position of the picture when “Wide Mode” is set to “Zoom”. This option is not available in digital mode. Vertical Size Adjusts the vertical size of the picture when “Wide Mode” is set to “Wide Zoom”. This option is not available in digital mode.
Setup menu You can select the options listed below on the Setup menu. To select options in “Settings”, refer to “Picture menu” (page 22). Timer Settings Sets the timer to switch on/off the TV. Sleep Timer Sets a period of time after which the TV automatically switches itself into standby mode.
Cinema Drive Provides smoother picture movement when playing DVD or VCR images taken on film, reducing picture blur and graininess. “Auto 1”: For a stable picture with minimal noise. Set to “Auto 2” if the screen is partially degraded. “Auto 2”: Use this setting for standard use. “Off”: Turns off the “Cinema Drive”...
AV Setup menu You can select the options listed below on the AV Setup menu. To select options in “Settings”, refer to “Picture menu” (page 22). Video Labels Assigns a name to any equipment connected to the front and rear jacks. The name will be displayed briefly on the screen when the equipment is selected.
Analog Setup menu You can select the options listed below on the Analog Setup menu. To select options in “Settings”, refer to “Picture menu” (page 22). 1 Digit Direct When “1 Digit Direct” is set to “On”, you can select a channel using one preset number button (0 - 9) on the remote.
Manual Program Before selecting “Label”/“AFT”/“Audio Filter”/“Skip”/“Color System”, press PROG +/- to select the program number with the channel. You cannot select a Preset program number that is set to skip. Program TV System Presets program channels manually. Press to select “Program”, then press Press to select the program number you want to manually tune (if tuning a VCR, select channel 00), then press...
Digital Setup menu You can select the options listed below on the Digital Setup menu. To select options in “Settings”, refer to “Picture menu” (page 22). Note Some functions may not be available in some areas. Digital Settings Displays the “Digital Settings” menu. Audio Setup This option enables you to enjoy audio in various environments.
Favorite Preset Presets Favorite List 1 and Favorite List 2. Press to select “Favorite List 1” or “Favorite List 2”, then press Press to select the desired allocation number, then press Press to select the channel you want to allocate, then press To overwrite a new channel selection (over one that has been pre-allocated), follow step 3 to select the newly desired channel, then press To delete a pre-allocated channel, follow step 2 (to select the desired channel), then...
PC Settings menu You can select the options listed below on the PC Settings menu when the TV is connected to a PC. Press repeatedly until appears on the screen. Press MENU to display the PC settings menu. Note When you connect a PC to your TV for the first time, you may need to adjust the screen display.
Color Temperature Adjusts the whiteness of the picture. “Cool”: Gives the white colors a blue tint. “Neutral”: Gives the white colors a neutral tint. “Warm 1”/“Warm 2”: Gives the white colors a red tint. “Warm 2” gives a redder tint than “Warm 1”.
Using Optional Equipment Connecting optional equipment You can connect a wide range of optional equipment to your TV. Connecting cables are not supplied. Connecting to the TV (front) To connect Do this S VHS/Hi8/DVC Connect to the composite video camcorder A jack 2, and the audio jacks 2.
Connecting to the TV (rear) For service use only Digital receiver/ DVD player Video game equipment DVD player DVD player with component output Home theater system with digital input Hi-Fi audio equipment DVD recorder DVD player Continued...
To connect Do this To connect Do this DVD recorder or Connect to the video output jack Digital receiver or Connect to the HDMI IN 1 or 2 VCR I to record the image from the DVD player D jack if the equipment has an TV.
VCR and DVDs, TOP MENU/MENU and only for DVDs. If you have Sony VCRs/DVDs and Sony DVD Home If your equipment is not working, or some of the Theater Systems/Amplifiers, do the following functions do not work procedure to program the remote so that you can Enter the correct code or try the next code listed.
Electric appliances can cause fire or high temperature, resulting in injury or death. Be sure to follow the instructions below. • Use a Sony XL-5100 replacement lamp (not supplied) for Pull out the lamp. replacement. Use of any other lamp may damage the TV.
Note Notes The lamp housing is tilted. • Consult your Sony dealer for a Sony XL-5100 replacement lamp. • Take great care when replacing the lamp or plugging in/unplugging the connecting cords. Rough handling may cause the TV to fall, damaging the TV, the TV stand and the floor.
Terminals Specifications 1, 2 Supported formats: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 0.3V negative sync Display Unit : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms Power Requirements: 220–240 V AC, 50 Hz S video input (4-pin mini DIN) Projection System: 1, 2, 3 3 SXRD Panel, 1 lens projection system...
PC Input Signal Reference Chart Horizontal Vertical Signals Horizontal (Pixel) Vertical (Line) frequency Standard frequency (Hz) (kHz) 31.5 37.5 VESA 31.5 VGA-T SVGA 37.9 VESA Guidelines 46.9 VESA 1024 48.4 VESA Guidelines 1024 56.5 VESA 1024 VESA 1280 44.7 VESA CVT WXGA 1280 47.4...
For example, the indicator flashes three times, then there is a two second break, followed by another three flashes, etc. Press 1 on the TV (front) to switch it off, disconnect the AC power cord, and inform your dealer or Sony service center of how the indicator flashes (number of flashes). When it is not flashing Check the items in the tables below.
Problem Cause/Remedy Picture flashes initially when • This is probably caused by the authentication process between HDMI changing to HDMI mode or equipment and the TV. It does not indicate a malfunction. when switching on the TV in HDMI mode A white oval image appears on •...
Mode to “High”, otherwise the TV will turn off. With Cooling Mode set to “High”, if the message reappears and the TV turns off again, the TV may need servicing. Call your local Sony service center. Forgotten Parental Control • Select “All Reset” in the “Setup” menu (page 30).