Sony KV-XA29M50 KV-XA25M61 KV-XA25M50 Manual

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WARNING • Dangerously high voltages are present inside the TV. • TV operating voltage: 220 – 240 V AC. For your own safety, do not touch any part of the For children’s safety, do not leave children TV, the power cord and the antenna cable during alone with the TV. Do not allow children to lightning storms. climb onto it. Do not operate the TV if any liquid or solid object To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose falls into it. Have it checked immediately by the TV to rain or moisture. qualified personnel only. Clean the TV with a dry and soft cloth. Do not block the ventilation openings of the TV. Do not use benzine, thinner, or any other chemicals Do not install the TV in a confined space, such to clean the TV. Do not scratch the picture tube. as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. Do not plug in too many appliances to the same Do not place any objects on the TV. power socket. Do not damage the power cord. Do not open the cabinet and the rear cover of the Your TV is recommended for home use only. TV as high voltages and other hazards are Do not use the TV in any vehicle or where it may present inside the TV. Refer servicing and be subject to excessive dust, heat, moisture or disposal of the TV to qualified personnel. vibrations. 2

Table of Contents Using Your New TV Getting Started ............................................................................................. 4 Using Your New TV Step 1: Connect the antenna .................................................................. 4 Step 2: Insert the batteries into the remote .......................................... 5 Step 3: Preset the channels automatically ........................................... 5 Connecting optional components ............................................................. 6 Securing the TV ............................................................................................ 8 Watching the TV .......................................................................................... 9 Advanced Operations GB Selecting the picture and sound Changing the “SOUND” setting .... 23 modes .................................................. 12 Changing the “SETUP” Viewing your favorite channels ....... 13 setting ............................................ 25 Listening with surround sound ....... 14 Changing the Channel Preset (“CH PRESET”) setting .............. 27 Enjoying stereo or bilingual programs (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) ...... 15 Additional Information Viewing Teletext (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) ...... 17 Self-diagnosis function ...................... 30 Troubleshooting ................................. 31 Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) Troubleshooting Shortcuts ................ 34 Introducing the menu system .......... 19 Overview of controls ......................... 36 Changing the “PICTURE” Specifications ...................... Back cover setting ............................................ 21 WARNING (continued) Pull the power cord out by the plug. Do not pull the power cord itself. Even if your TV is turned Install the TV on a stable TV stand and floor which off, it is still connected to the AC power source can support the TV set weight. Ensure that the TV (mains) as long as the power cord is plugged in. stand surface is flat and its area is larger than the Uuplug the TV before moving it or if you are not bottom area of the TV. going to use it for several days. 3

Using Your New TV Getting Started CAUTION • Do not plug in the power cord until you have completed making all other connections; otherwise a minimum leakage current might flow through the antenna and other terminals to ground. • To avoid battery leakage and damage to the remote, remove the batteries from the remote if you are not going to use it for several days. If any liquid that leaks from the batteries touches you, immediately wash it away with water. Step 1 Connect the antenna If you wish to connect a VCR, see the Connecting a VCR diagram below. Rear of TV Antenna cable (not supplied) or IEC connector (not supplied) Antenna cable (not supplied) : Signal flow Connecting a VCR Rear of TV To watch the video input, press t (see page 10). Antenna cable (not supplied) To antenna output VCR To 8 (antenna) R L Y CB CR 1 2 3 AUDIO VIDEO S video cable R L (not supplied) VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT To To video To S video (S video input) (yellow) and audio output -L (MONO) (white) outputs -R (red) Audio/Video cable (not supplied) To t 1, 2 or 3 (video input) : Signal flow 4 Using Your New TV

Notes • If you connect a monaural VCR, connect the yellow plug to (the yellow jack) and the black plug to -L (MONO) (the white jack). • If you connect a VCR to the 8 (antenna) terminal, preset the signal output from the VCR to the program number 0 on the TV. (S video input) and t 1 (video input) at the rear of your TV Using Your New TV • If both are input at the same time, the (S video input) is automatically selected. To view the video input to t 1 (video input), disconnect the S video cable. • Do not connect video equipment to the t 3 (video input) jacks at the front and the rear of your TV at the same time; otherwise the picture will not be displayed properly on the screen. • When no signal is input from the connected video equipment, the TV screen becomes blue. Step 2 Insert the batteries into the remote Note • Do not use old batteries nor use different types of batteries together. Step 3 Preset the channels automatically Front of TV 1 L(MONO) 3 MENU AUTO PROGR ENTER SELECT PROGR 2 Tips • If you want to stop the automatic channel presetting, press MENU. • If your TV has preset an unwanted channel or cannot preset a particular channel, then preset your TV manually (see page 28). Note (KV-XA29M50/XA25M50 only) • During automatic channel presetting, your TV screen will indicate “B/G”, “I”, ”D/K” or “M” for the TV system (“TV SYS”). Using Your New TV 5

Connecting optional components You can connect optional audio/video components, such as a VCR, multi disc player, DVD, camcorder, video game or stereo system. To watch the video input of the connected equipment, press t (see page 10). Connecting a camcorder/video game equipment using the t (video input) jacks Front of TV S video cable (not supplied) To Audio/Video cable (not supplied) (S video To t 3 (video input) To video and input) Camcorder audio outputs L(MONO) ENTER SELECT 3 MENU AUTO PROGR PROGR L (MONO) R or To S video output Video game 3 equipment : Signal flow Notes • You can also connect video equipment to the t 1 ,2 or 3 (video input) jacks at the rear of your TV. • If both (S video input) and t 3 (video input) at the front of your TV are input at the same time, the (S video input) is automatically selected. To view the video input to t 3 (video input), disconnect the S video cable. • Do not connect video equipment to the t 3 (video input) jacks at the front and the rear of your TV at the same time; otherwise the picture will not be displayed properly on the screen. Connecting audio/video equipment using the T (monitor output) jacks Rear of TV Antenna cable (not supplied) To Audio system antenna VCR output or To T R L Y CB CR (monitor output) To video and To 1 2 3 audio inputs audio inputs (yellow) Audio/Video cable -L (MONO) (not supplied) (white) : Signal flow -R (red) Note • If you select “DVD” on your TV screen, no signal will be output at the T (monitor output) jacks (see page 10). 6 Using Your New TV

Connecting a DVD player using the t (video input) jacks DVD player Rear of TV 1 2 3 LINE OUT Using Your New TV R-AUDIO-L VIDEO L(MONO) R To t 1, 2, or 3 (video input) Audio/Video cable (yellow) (not supplied) -L (MONO) (white) -R (red) : Signal flow Connecting a DVD player using the (component video input) jacks 1 Connect R and L under (component video input) on your TV to the LINE OUT, AUDIO R and L output connectors on your DVD player. 2 Using a component video cable, connect Y, CB, and CR under (component video input) on your TV to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Y, CB, and CR output connectors on your DVD player. Rear of TV DVD player R L Y CB CR COMPONENT VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE OUT CR CB Y R-AUDIO-L VIDEO To L (white) R (red) To audio Audio cable To output (not supplied) (component video input) : Signal flow To component Component video cable video output (not supplied) Notes • If your DVD player can output interlace and progressive mode signals, select the interlace output when connecting to (component video input) on your TV. Your TV can receive either 525i/60Hz or 625i/50Hz interlace signals. • Some DVD player terminals may be labeled differently: Connect To (on the DVD player) Y (green) Y CB (blue) Cb, B-Y or PB CR (red) Cr, R-Y or PR • Since the high quality pictures on a DVD disc contain a lot of information, picture noise may appear. In this case, adjust the sharpness (“SHARP”) in the “ADJUST” menu of the “PICTURE MODE” menu (see page 22). Using Your New TV 7

Securing the TV To prevent the TV from falling, secure the TV using one of the following methods: A With the supplied screws, attach the band to the TV stand and to the rear of the TV using the provided hole. or B Put the cord or chain through the clamps to secure the TV against a wall or pillar. 20 mm 3.8 mm A B or Note • Use only the supplied screws. Use of other screws may damage the TV. 8 Using Your New TV

Watching the TV % This section explains various functions ?/1 and operations available while watching t the TV. Most operations can be done a Using Your New TV using the remote. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Number buttons 7 8 9 -/-- 0 JUMP SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE PIC MODE MENU MENU 1 indicator L(MONO) ENTER SELECT 3 MENU AUTO PROGR PROGR A/B ENTER +/–/ENTER ENTER SELECT PROGR +/– AUTO MENU PROGR PROGR 2 +/– 1 Press ! to turn on the TV. When the TV is in the standby mode (the 1 indicator on the TV is lit red), press ?/1 on the remote or PROGR +/– on the TV. 2 Press PROGR +/– or number buttons to select 1 2 3 the program number. 4 5 6 or For double digit numbers, 7 8 9 press -, then the number (e.g., for 25, press -, then -/-- 0 2 and 5). To select a program number quickly (1) Press and hold PROGR +/–. (2) Release PROGR +/– when the desired program number appears. Note • When you select a program number quickly, the picture may be disrupted. This does not indicate a malfunction. continued Using Your New TV 9

Watching the TV (continued) Additional tasks To Press Turn off temporarily ?/1. The 1 indicator on the TV lights up red. Turn off completely ! on the TV. Adjust the volume 2 +/–. Mute the sound %. Watch the video input t to select “VIDEO 1”, “VIDEO 2” , “VIDEO 3” (VCR, camcorder, etc.) or “DVD”. To return to the TV program, press a (or t on the TV). Jump back to the previous program JUMP. number Display the on-screen information* . * The picture, sound, and either the program number or video input are displayed. The on-screen display for the picture and sound information disappears after about three seconds. Changing the menu language You can change the menu language as well as the on-screen language. For details on how to use the menu, see Introducing the menu system on page 19. 1 Press MENU. MENU P I C T URE P I C T URE + MO DE : DYNAM I C WI DE MODE : OF F I N T E L L I GEN T P I C : OF F 2 Press + or – to select the “SETUP” icon ( ), then ENTER S E T UP L ANGUAGE : E NG L I SH P I C ROT A T I ON press ENTER. PROGRAM S E T UP CO L OR S Y S : AU TO 3 Make sure “LANGUAGE” is selected, then press ENTER. ENTER S E T UP L ANGUAGE : P I C ROT A T I ENG L I SH PROGRAM S E CO L OR S Y S : 4 Press + or – to select the desired language (e.g, ENTER “ ”), then press ENTER. The selected menu language appears. To return to the normal screen Press MENU. 10 Using Your New TV

Setting the Wake Up timer 1 Press until the desired period of time appears. WAKE UP TIMER:10M After 10 minutes The Wake Up timer starts Using Your New TV immediately after you have set it. WAKE UP TIMER:OFF WAKE UP TIMER:12H00M No Wake Up Timer After 12 hours 2 Select the program number or video input you want to display when you wake up. 3 Press 1 or set the Sleep timer if you want the TV to turn off automatically. The indicator on the TV lights up orange. To cancel the Wake Up timer Press until “WAKE UP TIMER: OFF” appears or turn off the TV’s main power. Note • If no buttons or controls are pressed for more than two hours after the TV is turned on using the Wake Up timer, the TV automatically goes into the standby mode. To continue watching the TV, press any button or control on the TV or the remote. Setting the Sleep timer Press until the desired SLEEP TIMER:30M SLEEP TIMER:60M period of time appears. After 30 minutes After 60 minutes The Sleep timer starts immediately after you have set it. SLEEP TIMER:OFF SLEEP TIMER:90M No Sleep Timer After 90 minutes To cancel the Sleep timer Press until “SLEEP TIMER: OFF” appears or turn the TV off. Using Your New TV 11

Advanced Operations Selecting the SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE picture and sound PIC MODE MENU SOUND MODE modes A/B ENTER PIC MODE You can select picture and sound modes and adjust the setting to your preference in “PERSONAL” option. Selecting the picture mode DYNAMIC STANDARD Press PIC MODE PIC MODE repeatedly until you get the desired picture mode. PERSONAL SOFT Select To “DYNAMIC” view high contrast pictures. “STANDARD” view normal contrast pictures. “SOFT” view mild pictures. “PERSONAL” receive the last adjusted picture setting from the “ADJUST” option in the “PICTURE” menu (see page 21). Selecting the sound mode Press SOUND MODE SOUND ≥ DYNAMIC ≥ DRAMA MODE repeatedly until you get the desired sound mode. ≥ PERSONAL ≥ SOFT Select To “DYNAMIC” listen to dynamic and clear sound that emphasizes the low and high tones. “DRAMA” listen to sound that emphasizes voice and high tones. “SOFT” listen to soft sound. “PERSONAL” receive the last adjusted sound setting from the “ADJUST” option in the “SOUND” menu (see page 23). Tip • You can also set the picture and sound modes using the menu (see Changing the “PICTURE” setting on page 21 and Changing the “SOUND” setting on page 23). 12 Advanced Operations

Viewing your favorite channels You can display and select six of your favorite channels directly from your TV 1 2 3 screen. 4 5 6 Number buttons 7 8 9 -/-- 0 SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE FAVORITE PIC MODE MENU A/B ENTER Advanced Operations 1 Press FAVORITE. FAVORITE 2 Press the number button from 1 to 6 to select the 1 1 2 3 desired favorite channel. 4 5 6 Tip • To program your favorite channels, see Adjusting each program number settings (PROGRAM SETUP) on page 26. Advanced Operations 13

Listening with surround sound SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE SURROUND PIC MODE MENU A/B ENTER The surround feature enables you to enjoy the sound effects of a concert hall or movie theater. Press SURROUND repeatedly until you receive the desired SURROUND: TruSurround SURROUND: OFF surround sound. SURROUND Select To “TruSurround” listen to the surround sound that spreads out to the rear of a room. “OFF” turn off the surround sound. Tip • You can also select the surround option using the menu (see Changing the “SOUND” setting on page 23). The surround of your TV is categorized as TruSurround. TM is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc. SRS and the SRS symbol are registered trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. in the United States and selected foreign countries. SRS and TruSurround are incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc. and are protected under United States Patent Nos. 4,748,669 and 4,841,572 with numerous additional issued and pending foreign patents. 14 Advanced Operations

Enjoying stereo or SOUND bilingual MODE SURROUND FAVORITE PIC MODE MENU programs A/B ENTER A/B (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) You can enjoy stereo sound or bilingual programs of NICAM and A2 stereo systems. L(MONO) 3 MENU AUTO PROGR ENTER SELECT PROGR indicator Press A/B repeatedly until you receive the sound you want. The on-screen display changes NICAM to show the selected sound. The indicator on the TV lights up red when receiving any stereo or bilingual program. When receiving a NICAM program Broadcasting On-screen display (Selected sound) NICAM stereo NICAM MONO (Stereo sound) (Regular sound) NICAM bilingual NICAM NICAM MONO MAIN SUB (Regular sound) (Main sound) (Sub sound) NICAM monaural NICAM MONO MAIN (Regular sound) (Main sound) continued Advanced Operations 15

Enjoying stereo or bilingual programs (continued) When receiving an A2 program Broadcasting On-screen display (Selected sound) A2 stereo MONO STEREO (Regular sound) (Stereo sound) A2 bilingual MAIN SUB (Main sound) (Sub sound) Receiving area for NICAM and A2 programs System Receiving area NICAM Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, etc. A2 Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, etc. Notes • If the signal is very weak, the sound becomes monaural automatically. • If the stereo sound is noisy when receiving a NICAM program, select “MONO”. The sound becomes monaural, but the noise is reduced. If the sound is distorted when receiving a monaural program through the 8 (antenna) terminal Press A/B repeatedly until “MONO” appears on the screen. To cancel the monaural sound setting, press A/B again until “AUTO” appears on the screen. MONO AUTO Notes • The “MONO” or “AUTO” setting is memorized for each program number. • You cannot receive stereo broadcast signal when the TV is in the “MONO” setting. Normally set the TV to “AUTO”. 16 Advanced Operations

Viewing Teletext (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) TV stations broadcast an information a service called Teletext via some TV t channels. Teletext allows you to receive 1 2 3 various information, such as shares 4 5 6 market or news. 7 8 9 -/-- 0 SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE PIC MODE MENU A/B ENTER FASTEXT A/B Displaying Teletext 1 Select a TV channel that carries the Teletext broadcast you want to watch. 2 Press text. to display the P166 SECTEXT 166 FR1 MAR 03:59:09 A Teletext page (normally the index page) is From Singapore Day Dep/Arr Flight Alrcraft displayed. If there is no b To PARIS To OSAKA 1.6 2 3 2.5 4.6 220/0588 2130/1225 2115/1330 1000/1715 0930/2015 SQ28 PA115 SQ26 SQ6 CX522 747 L15 747 747 L10 Teletext broadcast, “100” is To ROMA To SYDNEY 2.7 1 4 2130/0745 2300/0915 2210/0610 SQ24 AZ487 SQ21A 747 747 747 2 2100/0835 SQ21A 747 displayed at the top left corner of the screen. To turn off Teletext Press a. continued Advanced Operations 17

Viewing Teletext (continued) Additional Teletext tasks To Do this display a Teletext page on the TV Press . picture Each time you press , the screen changes as follows: Teletext n Teletext and TV n TV. check the contents of a Teletext service Press . An overview of the Teletext contents and page numbers appear on the screen. select a Teletext page Press the number buttons to enter the three-digit page number of the desired Teletext page.* If you make a mistake, reenter the correct page number. To access the next or previous page, press PROGR +/–. hold (pause) a Teletext display Press to display the symbol “z” at the top left corner of the screen. To resume normal Teletext operation, press or . reveal concealed information Press . (e.g., an answer to a quiz) To conceal the information, press the button again. enlarge the Teletext display Press . Each time you press , the Teletext display changes as follows: Enlarge upper half n Enlarge lower half n Normal size. wait for a Teletext page while watching 1 Enter the Teletext page number that you want to a TV program refer to, then press . 2 When the page number is displayed, press to show the text. * You can also select a Teletext page that appears in the colored columns at the bottom of the screen using the corresponding color-coded buttons on the remote. Using FASTEXT This feature allows you to quickly access a Teletext page that uses FASTEXT. When a FASTEXT program is broadcasted, the colored menus appear at the bottom of the screen. The colors of the menus correspond to the red, green, yellow, and blue color-coded buttons on the remote. To access a FASTEXT menu Press the color-coded button on the remote corresponding to the menu you want. The menu page appears on the screen after several seconds. 18 Advanced Operations

Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) Introducing the menu system The MENU button lets you open a menu and change the settings of your TV. Here's an overview of the menu system. Return icon Name of the current menu “PICTURE” icon SE TUP Guide mark icon “SOUND” icon L A NGU AG E : P I C RO T A T I O P RO G R AM S E T Menu level 3 “SETUP” icon C O L OR S Y S : “CH PRESET” icon Menu level 1 Menu level 2 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3/Function “PICTURE” “PICTURE MODE” Select the picture mode: “DYNAMIC”t “STANDARD”t “SOFT”t “PERSONAL”t “ADJUST” “ADJUST” Adjust the “PERSONAL” option: “PICTURE” t “COLOR”t “BRIGHT”t “HUE”t “SHARP” “WIDE MODE” Change the picture size. “INTELLIGENT PIC” Optimize picture quality. “SOUND” “SOUND MODE” Select the sound mode: “DYNAMIC”t “DRAMA” t “SOFT” t “PERSONAL“ t “ADJUST” “ADJUST” Adjust the “PERSONAL” option: Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) “BASS” t “TREBLE”t “BALANCE”t “BBE”* “SURROUND” Select the surround mode: “TruSurround” t “OFF” “INTELLIGENT VOL” Adjust volume automatically. “SETUP” “LANGUAGE” Change the menu language: “ENGLISH” t“ ”(Chinese) t “ ”(Arabic) t “ ” (Thai) “PIC ROTATION” Rotate the picture. “PROGRAM SETUP” Adjust each program number settings. “COLOR SYS” Change the color system: “AUTO” t “PAL” t “SECAM” t “NTSC3.58” t “NTSC4.43” “CH PRESET” “AUTO PROGRAM” Preset channels automatically. “MANUAL PROGRAM” Preset channels manually. “TV SYS” Change the TV system: “B/G” t “I” t “D/K” t “M” * The BBE is manufactured by Sony Corporation under license from BBE Sound, Inc. It is covered by U.S. Patent No. 4,638,258 and No. 4,482,866. The word “BBE” and the BBE symbol are the trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc. continued Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) 19

Introducing the menu system (continued) How to use the menu SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE You can use the buttons on the remote PIC MODE MENU and on the TV as well to display the MENU menu and adjust the settings. A/B ENTER + / – /ENTER 1 Press MENU to display the menu. MENU P I C T URE P I C T URE + MO DE : DYNAM I C W I DE MODE : OF F I N T E L L I GEN T P I C : OF F 2 Press + or – to select the desired item. CH PRE S E T AU TO PROGRAM MANUA L PROGRAM TV SYS : B / G + 3 Press ENTER to confirm your selection and go to ENTER CH PRE S E T AU T O PROG R AM+ + + MANUA L PROGRAM the next menu level. TV SYS : B / G Other menu operations To Press Adjust the setting value +/– Return to the previous menu level ENTER Cancel the menu MENU Tips • To return from Menu Level 2 to Menu Level 1, press +/– to select the return icon ( ), then press ENTER. • Some of the menu items can be operated directly using the remote buttons. • The MENU, ENTER, and SELECT / buttons on the TV can also be used for the operations above. Front of TV ENTER SELECT AUTO MENU PROGR PROGR Note • If more than 60 seconds elapse between entries, the menu screen automatically disappears. 20 Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)

Changing the SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE “PICTURE” setting PIC MODE MENU MENU A/B ENTER + / – /ENTER The “PICTURE” menu allows you to change the picture settings. 1 Press MENU. 2 Make sure the “PICTURE” icon ( ) is selected, ENTER P I C T URE P I C T URE MO DE : DYNAM I C W I DE MODE : OF F then press ENTER. I N T E L L I GEN T P I C : OF F 3 Press + or – to select the desired item (e.g., ENTER P I C T URE PICTURE MODE DYNAM I C “PICTURE MODE”), W I DE MODE : S T ANDARD then press ENTER. I N T E L L I GEN SOF T P ER SONA L AD J US T Select To “PICTURE MODE” choose either “DYNAMIC”, “STANDARD”, “SOFT”, “PERSONAL”*, or “ADJUST”. “WIDE MODE” change the picture size when receiving wide-mode (16:9) picture signal. Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER. To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER. “INTELLIGENT PIC” optimize picture quality. Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER. To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER. * When the “PERSONAL” mode is selected, you can receive the last adjusted picture settings from the “ADJUST” option (see page 22). Note • For details on the options under “PICTURE MODE”, see page 12. To return to the normal screen Press MENU. continued Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) 21

Changing the “PICTURE setting” (continued) Adjusting the “ADJUST” items under “PICTURE MODE” 1 Press + or – to select the desired item (e.g., ENTER “COLOR”), then press COLOR 80 ENTER. 2 Adjust the value according to the following table, then press ENTER. For Press – to Press + to “PICTURE” decrease picture contrast increase picture contrast “COLOR” decrease color intensity increase color intensity “BRIGHT” darken the picture brighten the picture “HUE”* increase red picture tones increase green picture tones “SHARP” soften the picture sharpen the picture * You can adjust “HUE” for the NTSC color system only. 3 Repeat the above steps to adjust other items. The adjusted settings will be received when you select “PERSONAL”. Tip • For details on the menu system and how to use the menu, refer to Introducing the menu system on page 19. 22 Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)

Changing the SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE “SOUND” setting PIC MODE MENU MENU A/B ENTER + / – /ENTER The “SOUND” menu allows you to change the sound settings. 1 Press MENU. 2 Press + or – to select the “SOUND” icon ( ), ENTER SOUND SOUND MODE : DYNAM I C + + then press ENTER. SURROUND : OF F F I N T E L L I GEN T VO L : OF F 3 Press + or – to select the desired item (e.g., ENTER SOUND S OUND MODE DYNAM I C “SOUND MODE”), S URROUND : O DRAMA I N T E L L I GEN SOF T then press ENTER. P ER SONA L AD J US T Select To “SOUND MODE” choose either “DYNAMIC”, “DRAMA”, “SOFT”, “PERSONAL”*, or “ADJUST”. “SURROUND” choose either “TruSurround” or “OFF”. “INTELLIGENT VOL” adjust the volume of all program numbers and video inputs automatically. Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER. To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER. * When the “PERSONAL” mode is selected, you can receive the last adjusted sound settings from the “ADJUST” option (see page 24). Tip • For details on the options under “SOUND MODE” and “SURROUND”, see pages 12 and 14 respectively. To return to the normal screen Press MENU. continued Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) 23

Changing the “SOUND” setting (continued) Adjusting the “ADJUST” items under “SOUND MODE” 1 Press + or – to select the desired item ENTER (e.g., ”BALANCE“), BALANCE 00 then press ENTER. 2 Adjust the value according to the following table, then press ENTER. For Press – to Press + to “BASS” decrease the bass increase the bass “TREBLE” decrease the treble increase the treble “BALANCE” increase the left speaker’s volume increase the right speaker’s volume “BBE” select “HIGH” for higher enhancement of sound clarity; select “LOW” for lower enhancement of sound clarity; select “OFF” to turn off the BBE sound 3 Repeat the above steps to adjust other items. The adjusted settings will be received when you select “PERSONAL”. Tip • For details on the menu system and how to use the menu, refer to Introducing the menu system on page 19. 24 Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)

Changing the 1 2 3 “SETUP” setting 4 5 6 Number buttons 7 8 9 The “SETUP” menu allows you to -/-- 0 change the menu language, adjust the picture position, adjust the program SOUND number setting and select color system. MODE SURROUND FAVORITE PIC MODE MENU MENU A/B ENTER + / – / ENTER 1 Press MENU. 2 Press + or – to select “SETUP” icon ( ), ENTER S E T UP L ANGUAGE : E NG L I SH P I C ROT A T I ON then press ENTER. PROGRAM S E T UP CO L OR S Y S : AU TO 3 Press + or – to select the desired item (e.g., ENTER S E T UP L ANGUAGE : E AU TO “COLOR SYS”), then P I C ROT A T I PA L PROGRAM S E S ECAM press ENTER. CO L OR S Y S : NT SC 3 . 5 8 N T SC 4 . 4 3 Select To “LANGUAGE” change the menu language (see Changing the menu language on page 10). “PIC ROTATION” adjust the picture position when it is not aligned to the TV screen. Press + or – to adjust the picture position, then press ENTER. ENTER PIC ROTATION “PROGRAM SETUP” adjust each program number settings (see Adjusting each program number settings (PROGRAM SETUP) on page 26). “COLOR SYS” change the color system. Normally, set this to “AUTO”. To return to the normal screen Press MENU. continued Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) 25

Changing the “SETUP” setting (continued) Adjusting each program number settings (PROGRAM SETUP) 1 Select “PROGRAM SETUP” from the “SETUP” menu. 2 Select “PR” and press ENTER. Press + or – to PROGRAM S E T UP ENTER select the desired PR : 1 4 program number you S K I P : OF F CH I L D L OCK : OF F want to adjust, then press F A VOR I T E CH : – – ENTER. 3 Press + or – to select the desired item (e.g., ENTER PROGRAM S E T UP PR : 1 4 ON ”CHILD LOCK”), then S K I P : ON OF F CH I L D L OCK : press ENTER. F A VOR I T E C : – – Select To “PR” select the desired program number. “SKIP” skip unwanted or unused program number. Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER. To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER. “CHILD LOCK” prevent children from watching this selected program number. Press + or – to select “ON”, then press ENTER. The lock symbol ( ) appears on the screen. To cancel, select “OFF”, then press ENTER. If you preset a locked program number, that particular program number will be unlocked automatically. “FAVORITE CH” program favorite channels for direct selection. Press + or – to select one of the six favorite channel numbers (if you decide not to make any changes, select “ ”), then press ENTER. To view the selected favorite channel, refer page 13. 4 To continue adjusting other program number, press + or – to select “PR”, then repeat step 2 and 3. To return to the normal screen Press MENU. 26 Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)

Changing the SOUND Channel Preset MODE SURROUND FAVORITE PIC MODE MENU MENU (“CH PRESET”) A/B ENTER + / – /ENTER setting The “CH PRESET” menu allows you to adjust the setup of your TV. For example, you can receive a channel with a weak signal that fails to be tuned in by automatic presetting. 1 Press MENU. 2 Press + or – to select the “CH PRESET” icon ( ), ENTER CH PRE S E T AU T O PROG R AM+ + + MANUA L PROGRAM then press ENTER. TV SYS : B / G 3 Press + or – to select the desired item (e.g., ENTER AU TO PROG RAM PR : 0 1 T V S Y S : AU TO “AUTO PROGRAM”), VH F L OW then press ENTER. Select To “AUTO PROGRAM” preset channels automatically. “MANUAL PROGRAM” preset channels manually (see Presetting channels manually on page 28). “TV SYS” change the TV system. Press + or – to select either “B/G”, “I”, “D/K” or “M”, then press ENTER. To return to the normal screen Press MENU. Tip • For details on the menu system and how to use the menu, refer to Introducing the menu system on page 19. continued Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) 27

Changing the Channel Preset (“CH PRESET”) setting (continued) Presetting channels manually 1 After selecting “MANUAL PROGRAM”, select the program number to MANUA L PROG RAM which you want to preset ENTER PR : 0 1 a channel. TV SYS : B / G (1) Make sure “PR” is VH F L OW F I NE : AU TO selected , then press ENTER. (2) Press + or – until the ENTER MANUA L PROG RAM PR : 1 0 program number you TV SYS : B / G want to preset (e.g., VH F L OW program number “10”) F I NE : AU TO appears on the menu, then press ENTER. 2 Select the desired channel. MANUA L PROG RAM (1) Make sure either ENTER PR : 1 0 “VHF LOW”, “VHF TV SYS : B / G HIGH” or “UHF” is VH F L OW F I NE : AU TO selected, then press ENTER. (2) Press + or – until the ENTER MANUA L PROG RAM PR : 1 0 desired channel TV SYS : B / G picture appears on VH F L OW the TV screen, then F I NE : AU TO press ENTER. 3 If the sound of the desired channel is abnormal, select the appropriate TV system. MANUA L PROG RAM ENTER (1) Press + or – to select PR : 1 0 B/G TV SYS : I “TV SYS”, then press VH F L OW D/K ENTER. F I NE : AU TO M (2) Press + or – until the ENTER MANUA L PROG RAM sound becomes PR : 1 0 TV SYS : M normal (e.g., “M”), VH F L OW then press ENTER. F I NE : AU TO 28 Adjusting Your Setup (MENU)

4 If you are not satisfied with the picture and sound quality, you may improve them by using fine tuning. ENTER MANUA L PROG RAM (1) Press + or – to select PR : 1 0 AU TO “FINE”, then press TV SYS : M MANUA L VH F L OW ENTER. F I NE : (2) Press + or – to select ENTER MANUA L PROG RAM PR : 1 0 AU TO “MANUAL”, then press TV SYS : M MANUA L ENTER. VH F L OW – + F I NE : (3) Press + or – until the ENTER MANUA L PROG RAM picture and sound PR : 1 0 TV SYS : M quality are optimal, VH F L OW then press ENTER. F I NE : MANUA L The + or – icon on the menu flashes while tuning. To return to the normal screen Press MENU. Notes • If you preset a locked program number (“CHILD LOCK”), that particular program number will be unlocked automatically (see page 26). • The TV system (“TV SYS”) and the fine tuning (“FINE”) settings are memorized for each program number. Adjusting Your Setup (MENU) 29

Additional Information Self-diagnosis function Your TV is equipped with a self-diagnosis function. If there is a problem with your TV, the 1 indicator flashes red. The number of times the 1 indicator flashes indicates the possible causes. Front of TV L(MONO) 3 MENU AUTO PROGR ENTER SELECT PROGR 1 indicator 1 Check that the 1 indicator flashes red a number of times between 3-second intervals. 2 Count the number of times the 1 indicator flashes. 3 Press ! (main power) to turn off your TV. 4 Inform your nearest Sony service center about the number of times the 1 indicator flashes. Be sure to note the model name and serial number located on the rear of your TV. 30 Additional Information

Troubleshooting If you find any problem while viewing your TV, please check the following guide. If any problem persists, contact your Sony dealer . Symptom Possible cause Solutions Page Snowy picture • Connection is loose or • Check the antenna cable and connection 4 the cable is damaged. on the TV, VCR and on the wall. • Channel presetting is • Display the “CH PRESET” menu and 28 inappropriate or select “MANUAL PROGRAM” to preset incomplete. the channel again. Noisy sound – • The antenna type is • Check the antenna type (“VHF”/“UHF”). inappropriate. Contact a Sony dealer for advice. • The antenna direction • Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a – is inappropriate. Sony dealer for advice. • Signal transmission is • Try using a booster. – low. Distorted picture • Broadcast signals are • Turn off or disconnect the booster if it is – too strong. in use. Noisy sound Good picture • The TV system setting • If the sound of all the channels are noisy, 27 or channel presetting display the “CH PRESET” menu and is inappropriate or check the TV system (“TV SYS”) setting, incomplete. then select “AUTO PROGRAM” to preset the channels again. • If the sound of some channels are noisy, 27 Noisy sound select the channel, then display the “CH PRESET” menu and select the appropriate Additional Information TV system (“TV SYS”). No picture • The power cord, • Check the power cord, antenna and the 4 antenna or VCR is not VCR connections. connected. • The TV is not turned • Press ?/1 (power). 9 on. No sound • Press ! (main power) on the TV to turn 9 off the TV for about five seconds, then turn it on again. continued Additional Information 31

Troubleshooting (continued) Symptom Possible cause Solutions Page Good picture • The volume level is • Press 2 + to increase the volume level. 10 too low. • The sound is muted. • Press % to cancel the muting. 10 • Broadcast signal has a • Press A/B until a good sound is 15 transmission problem. heard. (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) No sound Dotted lines or • There is local • Do not use a hair dryer or other – stripes interference from cars, equipment near the TV. neon signs, hair • Adjust the antenna direction for – dryers, power minimum interference. Contact a Sony generators, etc. dealer for advice. Double images or • Broadcast signals are • Use a highly directional antenna. – “ghosts” reflected by nearby mountains or • Use the fine tuning (“FINE”) function. 29 buildings. • The antenna direction • Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a – is inappropriate. Sony dealer for advice. • Use of a booster is • Turn off or disconnect the booster if it is – inappropriate. in use. No color • The color level setting • Display the “PICTURE” menu and select 22 is too low. “ADJUST” of “PICTURE MODE”, then adjust the “COLOR” level. • The color system • Display the “SETUP” menu and check the 25 setting is color system (“COLOR SYS”) setting inappropriate. (usually set this to “AUTO”). • The antenna direction • Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a – is inappropriate. Sony dealer for advice. Abnormal color • The magnetic • Keep external speakers or other electrical – patches disturbance from equipment away from the TV. Do not external speakers or move the TV while the TV is turned on. other equipment, or Press ! (main power) on the TV to turn the direction of the off the TV for about five minutes, then earth’s magnetic field turn it on again. may affect the TV. TV cannot receive • The stereo reception • Press A/B until “AUTO” appears on the 15 stereo broadcast setting is screen. signal. inappropriate. (KV-XA29M61/ XA25M61 only) 32 Additional Information

Symptom Possible cause Solutions Page Stereo broadcast • Connection is loose or • Check the antenna cable and connection 4 sound switches the cable is damaged. on the TV, VCR and on the wall. on and off or is distorted. • The antenna direction • Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a – is inappropriate. Sony dealer for advice. or • Broadcast signal has a • Press A/B until a good sound is 15 The sound switches transmission problem. heard. between monaural and stereo frequently. (KV-XA29M61/ XA25M61 only) “100” appears on • The channel carries no –– 17 the top of the screen Teletext broadcast. and no Teletext display. (KV-XA29M61/ XA25M61 only) Teletext display is • Connection is loose or • Check the antenna cable and connection 4 incomplete (picture the cable is damaged. on the TV, VCR and on the wall. snowy or double images). • The antenna direction • Adjust the antenna direction. Contact a – (KV-XA29M61/ is inappropriate. Sony dealer for advice. XA25M61 only) • Signal transmission is • Try using a booster. – too low. Picture slant • The magnetic • Keep external speakers or other electrical – disturbance from equipment away from the TV. external speakers or other equipment, or • Display the “SETUP” menu and adjust 25 the direction of the “PIC ROTATION” until the picture Good mo rning! earth’s magnetic field position is optimal. may affect the TV. Lines moving across • There is interference • Use the fine tuning (“FINE”) function. 29 the TV screen. from external sources, e.g., heavy machineries, nearby broadcast station. The 1 indicator on • Your TV may need • Contact your nearest Sony service center. 30 your TV flashes red service. a number of times between 3-second intervals. TV cabinet creaks. • Changes in room — – temperature sometimes make the TV cabinet expand or contract, making a noise. This does not indicate a malfunction. A “boom” sound is • The TV’s demagnetizing — – heard when the function is working. TV is turned on. This does not indicate a malfunction. Additional Information 33

Troubleshooting Shortcuts For better viewing, please check the following connections. Antenna connection Check the antenna direction. Incorrect antenna direction may cause: UHF • Snowy • Distorted • Noisy/ picture picture distorted sound VHF Wall antenna terminal VCR Booster Check the Check connection Check if you need antenna type. on the wall antenna booster to increase Wrong type of antenna terminal. signal level. may cause: Loose connection may Too strong signal level cause: may cause: • No picture • Snowy picture • Distorted picture • Snowy picture • Distorted sound • Noisy sound 34 Additional Information

AC Connection (KV-XA29M61/ XA25M61 only) Check connection on • Double image • Missing the AC socket. picture Teletext characters Loose connection may cause: P166 SECTEXT 166 FR1 MAR 03:59:09 Fom Singapore • no power Day Dep/Arr Flight Alrcraft To PARIS 1.6 220/0588 SQ28 747 2 2130/1225 PA115 L15 3 2115/1330 SQ26 747 To OSAKA To ROMA To SYDNEY 2.5 4.6 2.7 1 4 1000/1715 0930/2015 2130/0745 2300/0915 2210/0610 SQ6 CX522 SQ24 AZ487 SQ21A 747 L10 747 747 747 • no picture with no sound 2 2100/0835 SQ21A 747 Connection to TV Check connection on the VCR and on the TV. Loose connection may cause: • Snowy picture For more information, see Troubleshooting on page 31 or consult your dealer for guidance. • Distorted sound • No picture Additional Information 35

Overview of controls TV front panel L(MONO) ENTER SELECT 3 MENU AUTO PROGR PROGR L (MONO) R ENTER SELECT 3 AUTO MENU PROGR PROGR Button Function Page AUTO PROGR Preset channels automatically. 5 ! Turn off completely or 9 turn on the TV. PROGR +/– Select program number. 9 1 Standby indicator 9 2 +/– Adjust volume. 10 t Select TV or video input. 10 Wake Up indicator 11 Stereo/bilingual indicator. 15 (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) Menu operations MENU Display the menu. 20 SELECT / Select and adjust item. 20 ENTER Confirm selected item. 20 i Headphones jack. – 36 Additional Information

Remote control Button Function Page ?/1 Turn off temporarily or turn on the TV. 9 PROGR +/– Select program number. 9 1 2 3 0 – 9, - Input numbers. 9 4 5 6 2 +/– Adjust volume. 10 t Select TV or video input. 10 7 8 9 Display the TV program. 10 a -/-- 0 % Mute the sound. 10 Display on-screen information. 10 SOUND MODE SURROUND FAVORITE JUMP Jump to previous program number. 10 PIC MODE MENU Timer operations A/B ENTER Set TV to turn on automatically. 11 Set TV to turn off automatically. 11 PIC MODE Select picture mode. 12 SOUND MODE Select sound mode. 12 FAVORITE Display favorite channels. 13 SURROUND Select surround mode. 14 Stereo/bilingual operations (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) A/B Select stereo/bilingual mode. 15 Teletext operations (KV-XA29M61/XA25M61 only) Display Teletext broadcast. 17 Enlarge the Teletext display. 18 Reveal concealed information. 18 Stop Teletext display from scrolling. 18 Display Teletext service contents. 18 Names/symbols of buttons on the remote are indicated Show TV screen while 18 waiting for Teletext page. in different colors to represent the available 0–9 Input Teletext page number. 18 functions. PROGR +/– Display the next or previous page. 18 x (red, green, Access a Fastext menu 18 Label color Button function yellow, blue) White For general TV Menu operations operations MENU Display the menu. 20 Green For Teletext + or – Select and adjust item. 20 operations Confirm selected item. 20 ENTER Additional Information 37

Specifications KV-XA25M61 KV-XA29M61 Note KV-XA25M50 KV-XA29M50 Power requirements 220 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption (W) Indicated on the rear of the TV Television system B/G, I, D/K, M Color system PAL, PAL 60, SECAM, NTSC4.43, NTSC3.58 Stereo/Bilingual system NICAM Stereo/Bilingual B/G, I, D/K; A2 Stereo/ KV-XA29M61/ Bilingual B/G XA25M61 only Teletext language English, Arabic, French KV-XA29M61/ XA25M61 only Channel coverage B/G VHF : E2 to E12 UHF : E21 to E69 CATV : S01 to S03, S1 to S41 I UHF : B21 to B68 CATV : S01 to S03, S1 to S41 D/K VHF : C1 to C12, R1 to R12 UHF : C13 to C57, R21 to R60 CATV : S01 to S03, S1 to S41, Z1 to Z39 M VHF : A2 to A13 UHF : A14 to A79 CATV : A-8 to A-2, A to W+4, W+6 to W+84 8 (Antenna) 75-ohm external terminal Audio output (Speaker) 8W + 8W Number of terminal (Video) Input: 4* Output: 1 Phono jacks; 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms * Three input lines available (Audio) Input: 4* Output: 1 Phono jacks; 500mVrms * Three input lines available (S Video) Input: 2 Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms (Component Input: 1 Phono jacks; 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, Video) Y: 1 Vp-p, 75ohms, sync negative CB: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms CR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms i (Headphones) Output: 1 Stereo minijack Picture tube 25 in. 29 in. Tube size (cm) 64 72 Measured diagonally Screen size (cm) 60 68 Measured diagonally Dimensions (w/h/d, mm) 696 × 513 × 500 772 × 576 × 516 Mass (kg) 38 51 Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sony Corporation 38 Additional Information