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This is Angle Adjustable Wall Bracket for LCD Plasma. This Flat Wall Mount supports any 32" to 63" flat panel screen and plasma TVs up to 165 lb weight. The slim wall plate keeps the screen close to the wall for a very discreet installation that is perfect for boardrooms, digital signage, or home theaters. The mount includes simple to align brackets and a unique wall plate that can be mounted to a single wood stud, two wood studs, or concrete. Easy to install. Fits most large flat pane... Read more
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User reviews and opinions
|hakre||2:11pm on Thursday, November 4th, 2010|
|This was my 1st Sony TV. I did a lot of resea... Photo Memory Slot, EZ access front A/V, amazing Picture Quality & Sound Have No Complaints|
|line305b||12:49pm on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010|
|blue blob and stars bought this tv in 2007 8 months ago started seeing a very small blue blob in bottom right of screen.|
|gust||10:41pm on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010|
|Got it second hand for $600. Worth at least twice what I paid! HD broadcasts are amazing, and the sound is even more awesome! Built in subwoofer!!|
|andygo||10:26pm on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010|
|Bought this TV new in Jan 2005 - worked great for 3 years - then had to have lamps replaced in Sept of 2008. Now in June of 2009. My kdf60xs955 worked fine for 3 years, now have blue dots and blob all over sreen its optical block is bad. I had recieved this tv as a gift and cost roughly about $2000 when adding all taxes when it was purchased.|
|abeldup||8:34pm on Saturday, July 17th, 2010|
|Just say no to Sony. Picture goes bad in 3-5 yrs. Bad software. Big and bulky by current standards. Annoying. None Picture goes bad in 3-5 yrs.|
|pardosa||1:51pm on Sunday, June 13th, 2010|
|easy to use, looks good, picture was good LCD unit has flaws So far no real problems... None|
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Flat Panel Color TV KDE-37XS955/KDE-42XS955/KDE-50XS955
Flat Panel Color TV Operating Instructions
KDE-37XS955 KDE-42XS955 KDE-50XS955
Printed on 100% recycled paper.
Printed in Japan
2004 Sony Corporation
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the TV. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. Serial No.
If, after reading these operating instructions, you have additional questions related to the use of your Sony television, please call our Customer Information Services Center at 1-800-222-SONY (7669) (US residents only) or 1-877-899-SONY (7669) (Canadian residents only).
To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose the TV to rain or moisture.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference with radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: s s s Reorient or relocate the receiving antennas. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
s s To prevent internal heat buildup, do not block the ventilation openings. Do not install the TV in a hot or humid place, or in a place subject to excessive dust or mechanical vibration. Avoid operating the TV at temperatures below 5C (41F). If the TV is transported directly from a cold to a warm location, or if the room temperature changes suddenly, the picture may be blurred or show poor color due to moisture condensation. In this case, please wait a few hours to let the moisture evaporate before turning on the TV. To obtain the best picture, do not expose the screen to direct illumination or direct sunlight. It is recommended to use spot lighting directed down from the ceiling or to cover the windows that face the screen with opaque drapery. It is desirable to install the TV in a room where the floor and walls are not of a reflective material.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS OUVRIR
RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELECTRICO NO ABRIR CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
Never push objects of any kind into the unit through the cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the unit. Do not place any objects on the unit. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Dispose of used batteries
To preserve our environment, dispose the used batteries according to your local laws or regulations.
Observe the following when installing the TV using a stand or wall-mount bracket. If the TV is not secured properly, it may fall and cause injury. s Be sure to follow the operating instructions supplied with your stand or wall-mount bracket when installing the unit. Be sure to attach the brackets supplied with your stand or wall-mount bracket.
Damage requiring service
If the surface of the TV cracks, do not touch it until you unplug the AC power cord. Otherwise electric shock may result.
Do not throw anything at the unit. The screen glass may break by the impact and cause serious injury.
Do not install the TV in protruding locations. If you install the unit in the following locations, injury may result. s s Do not install the unit in a location where the unit protrudes, such as pillars. Do not install the unit in a location that may cause facial injury.
Take care not to catch your feet on the cables. It may damage the unit.
Do not touch the surface of the TV. It remains hot, even for some time after the TV is turned off.
Do not install this unit in restaurants where oily vapors occur. Dust absorbing oil may enter into the unit and damage the unit.
Adjust the volume so as not to trouble your neighbors. Sound carries very easily at night time. Therefore, closing the windows or using headphones is suggested. When using headphones, adjust the volume so as to avoid excessive levels, as hearing damage may result.
If you use this unit near the seashore, salt may corrode metal parts of the unit and cause internal damage or fire. It may also shorten the life of the unit.
The slots and openings in the TV are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the unit, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered. Unless proper ventilation is provided, the unit may gather dust and get dirty. For proper ventilation, Observe the following: s s s Do not install the unit turned backward or sideways. Do not install the unit turned over or upside down. Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: s When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been spilled into the unit. If the unit has been exposed to rain or water.
If the unit has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged. If the unit does not operate normally when following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to normal operation. When the unit exhibits a distinct change in performance, it indicates a need for service.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Do not attempt to service the unit yourself since opening the cabinet may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Introducing the TV
Welcome....11 Package Contents...11 Features....12
Setting Up the TV
Overview....15 TV Controls and Connectors..16 Front panel...16 Side panel...17 Rear panel...18 Connecting the Power Cord...20 Preventing the TV from Toppling Over..21 Bundling the Connecting Cables..22 Basic Connections: Connecting a Cable or Antenna..23 Cable or Antenna...24 Cable Box and Cable...25 Cable Box....26 Connecting Optional Equipment..28 Making Video Connections..28 About Using S VIDEO...29 VCR and Cable...30 VCR and Cable Box...32 Two VCRs for Tape Editing..34 Satellite Receiver...36 Satellite Receiver and VCR..38 DVD Player with Component Video Connectors..41 DVD Player with S VIDEO and Audio Connectors..43 Digital Satellite Receiver with HDMI Connector..44 DVD Player or Digital Satellite Receiver via AV Receiver with CENTER SPEAKER IN Terminals..46 Camcorder...48 Audio Receiver...49 Sub Woofer...49 Device with an Optical (Digital Audio) Connector.50 Using the CONTROL S Feature...50 Using CableCARD...51 Activating CableCARD Service...51 Removing the CableCARD...52 Setting Up the Channel List...53 Using Auto Setup...53
4 STANDBY LED 5 POWER LED
6 (IR) Infrared Receiver
VIDEO 2 IN
R AUDIO L (MONO)
1 Memory Stick indicator 2 Memory Stick slot 3 VIDEO 2 IN S VIDEO 4 VIDEO 2 IN VIDEO/ L (MONO)AUDIO-R 5 Main Power 6 + Channel 7 + Volume 8 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 Stick on page 78. Connects to the S VIDEO OUT jack on your camcorder or other video equipment that has S VIDEO. Provides better picture quality than composite video (4). Connects to the composite A/V output jacks on your camcorder or other video equipment.
Press to turn on and off the main power of the TV. Press to scan through channels. To scan quickly through channels, press and hold down either CHANNEL. Press to adjust the volume. Press repeatedly to cycle through the video equipment connected to the TVs video inputs.
R-AUDIO -L VIDEO IN 1
CENTER SPEAKER IN
180W ( 6 ) MAX
S VIDEO 4 CONTROL S
Y PB HD/DVD IN
R-AUDIO -L AUDIO OUT
1 AC IN 2 DIGITAL AUDIO (OPTICAL) OUT (PCM/DOLBY* DIGITAL) 3 CableCARD slot
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 channelswithout the need for a set-top-boxthat will enable you to receive not only standard definition but also high definition television. For more information, see page 51.
4 VIDEO 6 IN HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital HDMI IN/R-AUDIO-L audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or highdefinition video, plus two-channel digital audio. 5 VIDEO 1/3 IN VIDEO/ R-AUDIO-L (MONO) 6 HD/DVD 4/5 IN (1080i/720p/480p/ 480i) 7 CABLE 8 VHF/UHF 9 VIDEO 1/3 IN S VIDEO Connect to the composite A/V output jacks on your VCR or other video component. A third composite A/V input jack (VIDEO 2) is located on the left side panel of the TV. These video connections provide better picture quality than the VHF/UHF (8) connections. Connect to your DVD players or digital set-top boxs component video (Y, PB, PR) and audio (L/R) jacks. Component video provides better picture quality than the S VIDEO (9), the VHF/UHF (8) or the composite video (5) connections. RF input that connects to your cable signal.
Watch the VCR Watch cable channels Set up the remote control to operate the VCR Activate the remote control to operate the VCR Control VCR functions with the remote control Label video inputs to easily identify equipment connected to the TV
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the cable input (CABLE in the illustration). If you have a non-Sony VCR, you must program the remote control. See Programming the Remote Control on page 58. Press DVD/VCR (FUNCTION). See Operating a VCR on page 61.
See the instructions for setting up Video Labels on page 105.
Do not leave the display indication of the VCR turned on.
VCR and Cable Box
s Your cable company scrambles some channels, such as premium channels (which requires you to use a cable box), but does not scramble all channels.
With this connection, you can use all the dual picture features. With this connection you can:
s Use the remote control to change channels coming through the cable box. You must first program the remote control for your specific cable box; see Programming the Remote Control on page 58. s Use the remote control to change channels coming directly into the TVs CABLE input jack. (The TVs tuner provides a better signal than the cable box.) s Record channels coming through the cable box and channels coming directly into the TV.
To connect a VCR and cable box, you need:
s A splitter, which is a small, inexpensive device that you can purchase at your local electronics store. s Four coaxial cables. s Two A/V cable or two S VIDEO cable with audio cables.
To connect the VCR and cable box
1 Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter. 2 Use a coaxial cable to connect one of the splitters two output jacks to
the TVs CABLE input jack.
3 Use a coaxial cable to connect the splitters other output jack to the
cable boxs input jack.
4 Use a coaxial cable to connect the cable boxs output jack to the VCRs
RF input jack.
5 Use an A/V cable to connect the cable boxs A/V output jacks to the
TVs A/V input jacks.
6 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the VCRs RF
output jack to the TVs VHF/UHF input jack.
7 Use an A/V cable to connect the VCRs A/V output jacks to the TVs
8 Run the Auto Setup program, as described in Setting Up the Channel
Coaxial cable VCR Cable Box
A/V cable Coaxial cable
A/V cable CATV cable
Watch cable (unscrambled) channels Watch cable box (scrambled) channels Watch the VCR Set up the remote control to operate the cable box or VCR Activate the remote control to operate the cable box or VCR Control specific cable box and VCR functions with the remote control Label video inputs to easily identify equipment connected to the TV
2 Use an A/V cable to connect the satellite receivers A/V output jacks to
3 Connect the 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) from your cable or
antenna to the TVs CABLE or VHF/UHF input jack.
4 Run the Auto Setup program, as described in Setting Up the Channel
Satellite antenna cable
75-ohm CATV coaxial cable cable
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the satellite receiver input (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 the receiver remote control. See Programming the Remote Control on page 58. Activate the remote control to operate the Press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION). satellite receiver Watch the satellite receiver Control satellite receiver functions with the remote control Label video inputs to easily identify equipment connected to the TV See Operating a Satellite Receiver on page 60.
Do not leave the Electronic Program Guide and display indication turned on.
Satellite Receiver and VCR
To connect a satellite receiver and VCR
1 Connect the CATV cable to the single (input) jack of the splitter. 2 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect one of the splitters two output
jacks to the TVs CABLE jack.
3 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect the splitters other output jack
to the satellite receivers VHF/UHF input jack.
4 Connect the satellite antenna cable to the satellite receivers satellite Setup
5 Use the 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect the satellite receivers
VHF/UHF output jack to the VCRs VHF/UHF input jack.
6 Use an A/V cable to connect the satellite receivers A/V output jacks to
8 Run Auto Program, as described in Setting Up the Channel List on
Satellite antenna cable 75-ohm coaxial cable A/V cable VCR
Watch the satellite receiver Watch the VCR Set up the remote control to operate the satellite receiver or VCR Activate the remote control to operate the satellite receiver or VCR Control satellite receiver and VCR functions with the remote control Label video inputs to easily identify equipment connected to the TV
Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the VCR input (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). The VCR may need to be turned on and set to the satellite receiver input. Press TV/VIDEO repeatedly to select the input to which the VCR is connected (VIDEO 1 in the illustration). If you have a non-Sony VCR or satellite receiver, you must program the remote control. See Programming the Remote Control on page 58. For the satellite receiver, press SAT/CABLE (FUNCTION). For the VCR, press DVD/VCR (FUNCTION). See Operating a Satellite Receiver on page 60 and Operating a VCR on page 61.
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TV-G V S L D
To cancel Twin View and watch the active picture
Factors Affecting Twin View
s If you use a cable box to view all channels, the same channel appears in both windows of Twin View because the cable box unscrambles only one channel at a time. s If you use a cable box, you can view the cable box output in one Twin View window and view a different source (such as a VCR or DVD player) in the second window by using the TV/VIDEO button. For details, see Connecting Optional Equipment on page 28. s Digital sources, as well as any sources connected to the VIDEO 4, 5, 6 inputs, display in the left window, but not in the right window. s If you are viewing a 4:3 source and a 16:9 enhanced source (such as a DVD) side by side in Twin View, the 4:3 source appears larger. s Twin View does not display channels that are blocked by parental settings (see page 102).
Activating the Picture
You can use the B and b buttons to activate the left and right pictures while using Twin View.
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To activate the picture in the right window
To activate the picture in the left window
Functions Available in the Active (Highlighted) Window
Tune to a channel
To tune to analog channels, press 0-9 and then ENT. For digital subchannels, press 0-9, , press 0-9 again, and then ENT. For example, to select subchannel 21.13, press 2+1+ +1+3, and then press ENT.
Adjust the volume Mute the sound Switch the TVs input between sources connected to the TVs VHF/UHF and CABLE inputs
Press VOL +/. Press MUTING (press again or VOL + to unmute). Press ANT.
Switch the TVs input between Press TV/VIDEO. sources connected to the TVs A/V inputs Change the picture size Press V or v. (For details, see Changing the Picture Size on page 71.)
Changing the Picture Size
The zoom feature lets you vary the relative size of the left and right pictures.
Enlarge the active picture
Press V. Make the active picture smaller
Press v. When you adjust the picture sizes, the TV memorizes the change. The next time you use the Twin View function, the memorized sizes appear.
Memory Stick media is ejected.
Do not pull out the Memory Stick without first pushing it in; otherwise, the TVs locking mechanism may become damaged.
3 Pull the Memory Stick completely out of the slot.
To protect small children from injury from Memory Stick Media, remove all Memory Stick media from the TVs Memory Stick slot and store it in a safe location when it is not in use.
Using the Memory Stick Index
Turn on the TV and insert a Memory Stick that contains the photo or movie files you want to view. For details, see page 78.
If the Memory Stick Index does not appear, press F1 button on the remote control.
The Memory Stick Index appears, which displays thumbnail images of the files stored on the Memory Stick.
Information about the highlighted photo or movie Highlighted thumbnail
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Thumbnails of photos and movies
Memory Stick Menu bar
About the Icons on the Thumbnail Images Indicates the thumbnail is a movie (MPEG1) file instead of a photo (JPEG) file. Indicates the thumbnail is locked. Locked files cannot be changed or deleted. For details, see Photo Menu Bar Options on page 84. Indicates that the photo is marked to be printed. Indicates that the photo has an associated voice memo.
The following describes how to use the Memory Stick Index.
Move the highlight to a photo, voice memo ( ), or movie ( ) thumbnail Display the highlighted photo, voice memo, or movie file full screen Display the next page of thumbnails Display the previous or next page of thumbnails Use the Memory Stick Menu bar to access additional options
Press V v B b.
Press. For details, see Viewing Photos on page 83 and Playing Movies on page 86.
Press v to select V. Press v to display the next page of thumbnails. Press v to select V. Press B to select. To go to the previous page, press V. To go to the next page, press v.
Press v to select V. Press B or b to select Slide Show, Contents, or Memory Stick. 3 Press V or v to select the option you want to change. For details on these options, see Memory Stick Index Menu Bar Options on page 88.
Most Sony brand digital still and video cameras automatically record still photo and movie files using DCF compliant directory and file names. If you selected the Digital Camera Folders option, as described on page 89, you might want to have your digital cameras instruction manual handy in order to check how files and directories are organized for your specific model of digital camera. DCF stands for Design Rules for Camera File Systems, which are specifications established by the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
Memory Stick Precautions
When using Memory Stick media, follow these precautions: s To avoid permanent damage to still image data, do not turn off the TV or remove Memory Stick media from the insertion slot while data is being read (as indicated by the Memory Stick indicator light being on). s Avoid touching the terminal of Memory Stick media or bringing it into contact with a metal object. s Do not drop, bend, or submit Memory Stick media to external shock. s Do not disassemble or modify Memory Stick media. s Avoid getting liquid on Memory Stick media. s Apply labels only within the designated label area.
s To avoid permanent damage to still image data, do not use or store Memory Stick media in a location subject to:
High temperature (such as near a heater or inside a hot car) High humidity Direct sunlight Corrosive substances Magnetic fields Excessive dust Static electricity or electric noise Electric surges
s Store and carry Memory Stick media in its original case to ensure protection of stored data. s Save a backup of stored data. s When using the Memory Stick DUO, insert it without using the Memory Stick DUO adaptor. For details, see page 79.
The Menu gives you access to the following features:
Menu Icon Description Page
The Video Menu allows you to make adjustments to your 92 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. The Audio Menu Offers enhanced audio options such as 95 listening to second audio programming (SAP) or customizing the Effect of the sound on your TV. The Screen Menu allows you to make Screen Mode adjustments and make changes to the screens vertical center and size. The Channel Menu allows you to set up a Favorite Channels list, run the Auto Program function, label channels, and more. The Parental Lock Menu lets you control the viewing of programs based on their ratings. 97
z Press MENU to enter and exit Menus.
The Setup Menu provides options for setting up your 104 system, including selecting closed caption modes, labeling video inputs, selecting the language and color of the onscreen Menus, and more. The Applications Menu lets you display the Memory Stick 107 Viewer, set on/off Timers, access CableCARD and diagnostics information, and more.
settings. Press to select the changed setting.
Selecting Setup Options
The Setup menu includes the following options:
Allows you to select from several closed caption modes (for programs that are broadcast with closed caption). On Caption Vision is turned on. Off Program Caption Vision is turned off. Allows you to set basic and advanced Caption Vision options. See Programming Caption Vision on page 106.
Set to On or Off. When on, displays the program name, time remaining and other information (if the broadcaster offers this service). Displays when the channel is changed or the DISPLAY button is pressed.
Label Video Inputs
Allows you to identify A/V equipment you connected to the TV, such as a VCR, DVD, etc. For example, if you have a DVD player connected to the VIDEO 4 jack, you can select the label DVD for the VIDEO 4 input. Then when you press TV/VIDEO to change inputs, the Video Label you assigned to that input appears on screen. 1 Press V or v to highlight the video input (VIDEO 1-6) to which you want to assign a label. Then press to select the input. 2 Press V or v to highlight one of the displayed labels. Then press to select the label. You can select from the following labels for each input: Video 1-3
z The Skip label is useful for inputs to which no equipment is connected.
Video 1-3, VHS, DVD, Receiver, Satellite, Cable Box, 8mm, DTV, Game, LD, Beta, Skip Video 4-6, DVD, Satellite, Cable Box, DTV, HD, Game, PVR, Skip
If you select Skip, your TV skips this input when you press the TV/VIDEO button. Language Menu Color Illuminated Select to display all on-screen Menus in your language of choice. Enables you to select a specific color for the on-screen menus. Allows you to illuminate the Sony logo on the front panel of the TV. Yes No Power Saving Standard Reduced Illuminates the Sony logo while the power is turned on. Illuminates the Sony logo when you switch the power to on or off. Select to view picture without the benefit of Power Saving. Select to view picture with reduced power consumption. It also enhances the black level. Select to turn off the picture.
Problems using or CableCARD services
Check that the CableCARD is inserted properly (see page 51). The CableCARD must be activated by your local cable TV provider before you can receive digital cable TV services. See the activation instructions on page 51. Check the Diagnostics and CableCARD menu options (see page 108). (This can be useful in providing information to an authorized technician or repair person.) Contact your cable TV provider.
Cannot receive upper channels s (UHF) when using an antenna s TV is fixed to one channel s s s
Cannot receive any channels when using cable TV
s s Cannot receive or select channels Some digital cable channels are s not being displayed s s
Press ANT to select the VHF/UHF input (see page 57). Use Auto Program in the Channel Menu to add receivable channels that are not presently in the TVs memory (see page 99). Use Auto Program in the Channel Menu to add receivable channels that are not presently in the TVs memory (see page 99). Check your Channel Fix settings (see page 99). Use Auto Program in the Channel Menu to add receivable channels that are not presently in the TVs memory (see page 99). Press ANT to select the CABLE input (see page 57). Use Auto Program in the Channel Menu to add receivable TV channels that are not presently in TV memory (see page 99). Certain cable TV companies have limitations on the broadcast of digital cable channels. Check with your cable TV company for more information. Check with your cable TV company if the channels are scrambled or encrypted. You will need a CableCARD or a separate set-top box to view those channels. Some optional digital cable broadcast formats may not be supported. If your cable TV company is broadcasting digital signals in unsupported broadcast formats, you will need a separate set-top box provided by your cable TV company to view those channels. The digital cable channel may be set to Hide in the Channel Menu (see page 99). Use the Digital Channels feature to search for new digital channels (see page 99).
Other Info Other Info
Image does not display/Cannot s see all files s s s
s s JPEG image displays s undesirable motion or flicker in full screen Rotation not saved after s Memory Stick is ejected or Memory Stick Viewer is closed s s Cannot show (or hide) file information in full screen or Slide Show Cannot set print quantity s
Make sure the image file is a JPEG (.jpg,.jpeg) file or an MPEG1 (.mpg,.mpeg) file. Make sure the Memory Stick is inserted properly (see page 78). Check the Filter option setting (see page 89). Check the Select Folder setting (see page 89) and ensure that files are either in DCF directories if Digital Camera Folders is selected (see page 89), or in the currently selected folder if Select a Folder is selected (see page 89). The maximum number of files the Memory Stick Viewer can display is 2,000 files total, including all JPEG, MPEG1, and MP3 files. If you are using a Memory Stick with the Memory Select function, try changing the position of the A/B select switch. JPEGs captured using a digital video camera may appear to display motion in full screen. This is a result of the way digital video cameras record still images, and is not a result of a malfunction with the TV. The Memory Stick might be locked. Unlock the Memory Stick and try rotating the image again. The file might not have information (EXIF data) that is usually generated when a digital camera records a photo. In this case, it is not possible to save the rotation. There might be insufficient space on the Memory Stick to save the rotated file. Try deleting one or more files and rotating the image again. Set the File Information option to On or Off (see page 88).
Cannot see Menu s Cannot hear audio while using s Memory Stick s s Not all MP3 files on Memory s Stick are included when the Music /Complete List option is s selected (page 88) Cannot see MP3 list to play s music MP3 file does not play back s correctly MP3 files on the Memory Stick s are not listed Music files are playing in wrong s order MPEG1 movie does not play back correctly s
The Memory Stick might be locked. Unlock the Memory Stick and try rotating the image again. Press V to display the Menu again. Check the TVs volume or Speaker (page 96) settings. To hear JPEG voice memo in full screen view, select the Digital Camera Folders option and set the Filter option to Show All Print Marks. Check that the Music option is not to set to Off (see page 88). The Memory Stick Viewer can display a maximum of 2,000 files total, including all JPEG, MPEG1, and MP3 files. Make sure that the file is named with the file extension (.mp3). MP3 files on your Memory Stick only can be played as background music during a Slide Show (see page 88). The Memory Stick Viewer supports only MP3 files with a fixed data rate of 128 kbps (kilobits per second). Only MP3 files that are named with the file extension (.mp3) are displayed in the list. MP3 files are played in alphabetical order, according to the folder in which they are stored. If you want to change the playlist order, rename your files alphabetically in the order in which you want them to play. Some variations of MPEG1 movies may not be compatible with the Memory Stick Viewer.
MPEG1 quality is poor when enlarged (page 86) Error message is displayed
Error icon is displayed
The quality of the movie when enlarged depends on the resolution of the MPEG1 file. See your cameras instruction manual for details. No Memory Stick There is no Memory Stick in the slot. Memory Stick The lock mechanism on the Memory Stick is engaged. Locked Memory Stick Error The Memory Stick in the slot might be damaged; try a different Memory Stick. Format Error The Memory Stick may have been formatted using a PC or other device that is not compatible with cameras. The file is not a valid MPEG1 or JPEG format, or it is a progressive JPEG (which is not supported). The thumbnail is not DCF-compatible.
The file is a JPEG or an MPEG1, but the thumbnail is unreadable.
The file is unreadable.
Good picture, no sound
Cannot gain enough volume when using a cable box Sound seems weak or insufficient
How to reset TV to factory settings
How to restore Video settings to s factory settings How to restore Audio settings to s factory settings Cannot cycle through the other s video equipment connected to the TV Cannot operate Menu s Lost password s
Turn on the TV. While holding down the RESET button on the remote control, press the POWER button on the right side of the TV. (The TV will turn itself off, then back on again.) Release the RESET button. Press the RESET button on the remote control while in the Video Menu (see page 92). Press the RESET button on the remote control while in the Audio Menu (see page 95). Be sure the Label Video Inputs option is not set to Skip (see page 105).
TIMER LED on front panel is lit s
Digital cable box does not work s
Cannot record digital channels s to VCR
If a Menu option appears in gray, this indicates that the TV is in a state in which the Menu option is not available. In the password screen (see page 101), enter the following master password: 4357. The master password clears your previous password; it cannot be used to temporarily unblock channels. The LED (see page 16) blinks when the TV is turned on, then shuts off when the picture is displayed. If the LED blinks continuously, this may indicate the TV needs service. When lit, indicates that the timer is set (page 107). When the timer is set, this LED will remain lit even when the TV is turned off. If you are connecting a VCR and digital cable box using a splitter, as described on page 32, you must use a special bi-directional splitter that is designed to work with your digital cable box. Contact your cable TV company for details. Only analog channels can be recorded to your VCR.
Panel System Display resolution Plasma Display panel KDE-37XS955 KDE-42XS955 KDE-50XS955 Antenna Television System 75 ohm external terminal for VHF/UHF NTSC ATSC (8VSB terrestrial) QAM on cable Channel Coverage Terrestrial (analog) Cable TV (analog) Terrestrial (digital) Cable TV (digital) Power Requirements Inputs/Outputs HDMI IN 120V, 60 Hz Video Audio Video (IN) S Video (IN) Audio (IN) Component Video Input 3 total (1 on left side panel) 3 total (1 on left side panel) 5 total (1 on left side panel) 2 (Y, PB, PR) 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i Two channel linear PCM 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz, 16, 20 and 24 bits 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative C: 0.286 Vp-p (Burst signal), 75 ohms 500 mVrms (100% modulation) Impedance: 47 kilohm Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative; PB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms Mini jack Mini jack Optical rectangular (1) More than 408 mVrms at the maximum volume setting (Variable) More than 408 mVrms (Fixed) Impedance (output): 2 kilohms Phono jack 37 inches 42 inches 50 inches American TV Standard ATSC compliant 8VSB ITU-T J.83 Annex B compliant 64/256 QAM 2-69 1-125 2-69 1-pixels (horizontal) 1024 pixels (vertical) 1024 pixels (horizontal) 1024 pixels (vertical) 1365 pixels (horizontal) 768 pixels (vertical)
50" High Definition Plasma WEGA Television
Key Features ATSC Integrated Tuner with CableCARD Slot WEGA Engine System S-Master 1-Bit Digital Amplifier Direct Digital II Circuitry DRC Circuitry CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown MID Circuitry Sony Re-engineered Plasma Panel Driver LSI BN Smoother Circuit S-Master 100W Digital Amplifier SRS TruSurround Audio Effect Center Channel Input Flexible Twin-View Picture and Picture Program Palette presets Auto Wide/Wide Screen Modes Sleep Timer Key Technologies WEGA Engine System --- The WEGA Engine system is Sony s advanced video processing technology
designed to enhance and improve overall picture quality. All analog and digital video signals are processed in the digital domain increasing signal while decreasing noise. Various video processing circuits are used to scale the image, perform interlaced to progressive conversion and remove digital artifacts to improve the overall picture quality. The result? You will see stunning picture quality characterized by natural looking images that have amazing texture and detail, and excellent depth and contrast.
Shown with optional SU-PF3L A/V stand
Auto SAP: Yes Channel Fix: Yes Closed Caption (CC): Yes ID1 Detection: Yes Video Label: Yes Clean Wire Management: Yes
Screen or Display Technology: Plasma Tuner: 8 VBS, ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM Video Signal System: ATSC, NTSC Video Processing: WEGA Engine Technology Color Temperature: Cool, Neutral, Warm Color Correction: High, Low, Off Noise Reduction: High, Medium, Low, Off CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes Contrast Enhancer: Yes Digital Texture Enhancer: High, Medium, Low, Off Direct Digital II Circuitry: Yes Screen Modes (4:3): Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom, Off Wide Mode (16:9): Wide Zoom, Full, Zoom Wide Mode (4:3): Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom Slide Show Mode: Yes MID-X Technology: Yes Screen Saver: Orbit, All White Comb Filter: 3D Digital DRC MultiFunction Circuitry: Yes (DRC MF V2) DRC Mode: Mode 1, Mode 2, CineMotion technology DRC Palette Presets: Custom 1, Custom 2, Custom 3 Direct Mode: On/Off Game Mode: On/Off Game Picture: Yes Vertical Correction: +10 to -10 Horizontal Correction: +10 / -10 Advanced Video Menu: Yes Picture Modes: Vivid, Standard, Pro BN Smoother : High, Medium, Low, Off
Program Guide Access: Yes Auto Channel Programming: Yes Menu Color: Yes Multiple Language Display: English, Espaol, Franais Parental Control (V-Chip): Yes Mode Memory: Yes Info Banner: On/Off Programmable Timer: 2 Event Sleep Timer: 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, Off Timer Events: Timer 1, Timer 2 Caption Vision: On/Off/Program Clock: Yes Picture And Picture: Twin-View Power Save Mode: Standard, Reduced, Picture Off
Power Consumption (CableCARD Function in Standby): 29 W
Regulation and Standard Compliance
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Labor / 1 Year Parts
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg) Shipping Weight; 149 lb 14.5 oz (68 kg) Product Weight Measurements: 64" x 42" x 21" (1637 x 1060 x 544 mm) carton; 52 5/8" x 31 1/16" x 6 1/4" (1336 x 789 x 155.3 mm) not including pedestal
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Screen Size: 50"1
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Native Resolution: 720p Contrast Ratio: TBD Horizontal Scan (KHz) for PC: TBD Display Resolution: 1365 x 768 Overscan: Normal, +1, +2 Viewing Angle: TBD
Floating Glass Stand (SU-PF3L) Wall Bracket (SU-PW3M) UPC Code: 0272426522310
Speakers (Total): 5 Tweeter Size: Yes Full Range Speaker Size: 100 mm Audio Power Output: 100W Total (25W x 2 With 50W Woofer)
Confidential Sony Information. For Internal Use Only. 1. Screen size measured diagonally. 2005 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Sony, CineMotion, DRC, MID, Plasma WEGA, S-Master, Program Palette, WEGA and WEGA Engine are trademarks of Sony. CableCARD is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. SRS and the SRS symbol, TruSurround are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. This TV incorporates HighDefinition Multimedia Interface (HDMI ) technology. HDMI, the HMDI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Nonmetric weights and measures are approximate.
Inputs and Outputs
Analog Audio Input(s): 5 (4 Rear/1 Side) Audio Out (Variable/Fixed): 1 (Rear) CableCARD Slot: 1 (Rear) Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr ) Input(s): 2 (Rear) Composite Video Input(s): 3 (1 Side / 2 Rear) Control-S Input(s): 1 (Rear) Control-S Output(s): 1 (Rear) Digital Audio Output(s): Dolby Digital Optical Output - 1 (Rear) HDMI Connection Input(s): 1 (Rear) with Analog Audio Memory Stick Media Slot: Memory Stick DUO , Memory Stick PRO DUO , Media Compatibility (Front) RF Connection Input(s): 2 (Rear) S-Video Input(s): 3 (1 Side / 2 Rear) Center Channel Speaker Input: 1 (TBD) Subwoofer Output(s): 1 (Rear)
Tone Control(s): Treble and Bass Sound Mode: Dynamic, Clear Voice, Custom MTS Stereo Decoder: Stereo, Auto SAP, Mono Digital Amplifier: S-Master Digital Amplifier Audio Mute: Yes Speaker On/Off: Yes Simulated Surround: Yes SRS TruSurround Audio Effect: Yes Dolby Digital: Yes
Channel Label: Yes Channel Skip/Add: Yes Channel Jump: Yes Favorite Channel: Yes
Internal Power Supply: Yes Power Consumption (in Operation): 450 W Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.5 W Power Requirements: AC120V, 60Hz
Optional SU-PF3L A/V stand Please visit the Dealer Network for current information at www.sony.com/dn
Sony Electronics Inc. 16530 Via Esprillo Drive San Diego, CA 92127 1-800-222-7669 www.sony.com
Last Updated: 12/13/2005
This is Angle Adjustable Wall Bracket for LCD Plasma. This Flat Wall Mount supports any 32" to 63" flat panel screen and plasma TVs up to 165 lb weight. The slim wall plate keeps the screen close to the wall for a very discreet installation that is perfect for boardrooms, digital signage, or home theaters. The mount includes simple to align brackets and a unique wall plate that can be mounted to a single wood stud, two wood studs, or concrete. Easy to install. Fits most large flat panel plasma and LCD TVs 32-65". Mounting bolts and screws included.
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