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The KV-24FV12 features a 24" screen — perfect for small- to medium-sized rooms. And like all FD Trinitron models, this one delivers a picture that's simply outstanding. Sony's Wega screen is ruler-flat, both vertically, and horizontally. Colors are vivid, and images have more depth and three-dimensionality. Reflected glare from room lights is reduced, and with a wider field of vision, even viewers sitting off to the sides enjoy a great view.

Sony includes some useful extras on this 24" model, too — like SRS® audio processing (for a more surround-like experience from stereo programs), 5 favorite channel memories for quick access, plus a handy remote that operates most brands of video gear.


  • FD Trinitron picture tube
  • 3-line digital comb filter
  • Velocity Modulation Scanning (selectable)
  • MTS stereo reception
  • SRS (Sound Retrieval System) audio processing
  • Steady Sound automatic volume control with BBE processing
  • 181-channel tuner
  • V-Chip parental control
  • on-screen menus in English, Spanish or French
  • multibrand remote
  • sleep timer
  • 2 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 composite video (1 rear, 1 front)
    • 1 rear-panel S-video
  • fixed or variable audio outputs
  • 10 watts x 2
  • 25-3/4"W x 20-3/4"H x 18-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor, 2 years parts on the picture tube

FREE door delivery! The KV-24FV12 will be delivered to the door of your house or apartment. Delivery is available to physical addresses in the lower 48 states. (Sorry, no P.O. boxes or freight forwarders.) Transit time is 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Extra charges may apply if TV must be carried up more than 5 flights of stairs.
Note: Free return shipping not available with this model.

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  • 24 inch stereo television; RM-Y168 remote with 2 "AA" batteries; Manual; Warranty card; Registration/survey

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Note: Picture tube parts warranty is 2 years.


Onscreen menus:


  • Mode: Can select Movie, Standard, Sports or Vivid
  • Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, or Sharpness can be adjusted for each mode
  • VM (Velocity Modulation): Can select Off, Low or High


  • Can adjust treble, bass and balance
  • Steady Sound on or off: Stabilizes volume
  • Effect: Can select SRS (adds a three-dimensional sound to stereo programs); Simulated which adds a surround-like effect to mono channels, or Off
  • MTS: Can select stereo, SAP or mono
  • Speaker: Can turn on or off
  • Audio out: Can select variable or fixed (This only appears when the internal speakers are turned off)

Channel Setup:

  • Favorite Channel: Allows you to select up to five channels (either automatically or manually) for quick access.
  • Channel fix on/off
  • Channel skip/add
  • Channel Label: Allows you to label up to 40 channels with their call letters (4 characters)

Parental Control: 

  • Allows you to set up password and enter ratings using a user selected 4-digit password to block programs from children based on TV Ratings and contents; Movie Ratings and Unrated programs.  Note that the unit has three preselected categories (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or you can select the exact restrictions you want by using a Custom setting.    After setting Parental Control "On" you must enter the password to view blocked programs.  Note that if the customer forgets the password they can enter the master password of 4357 which allows them to create a new password.


  • Can turn auto daylight saving time on or off
  • Current time set
  • On/Off timers: Two Timers allow you to set an on/off time for a maximum of 6 hours


  • Caption Vision: Allows you to select closed captioning (CC1-4, Text 1-4, XDS or Off)
  • Video Label: Allows you to assign a label to each of the two video inputs, you can select from WEB, DVD, SAT, GAME, LD, BETA, 8mm, VHS, VIDEO 1, DTV, RECEIVER
  • Language: Can select on screen language (English/Spanish/French)
  • Demo: Allows you to run a demo of on screen menus
  • Options: Allows you to turn cable on or off, turn Auto Program On, and set Tilt Correction (+/-5)


Front input (under lid): RCA video and stereo audio (Video 2); stereo minijack headphone output

Rear input/outputs:

  • Video 1 input (S-video, RCA video and stereo audio)
  • Audio output (RCA stereo, can select variable or fixed from menu)
  • RF Coax input

Special Features

Color: The television is silver gray in color.

Flat screen: The new flat glass panel delivers images that are virtually distortion free and help eliminate screen glare.

V-Chip Parental Control: This allows you to limit the shows that can be viewed based on the television rating system.

Digital filter: The 3 line Digital Comb Filter gives you maximum picture detail and resolution.

Velocity modulation scanning: This feature gives objects a more detailed edge. You can select one of two levels or turn it off entirely.

Sound Mode: Can select SRS (which adds a three-dimensional sound to stereo programs); Simulated which adds a surround-like effect to mono channels, or Off

Steady Sound: This feature stabilizes volume level . It may be turned on or off.

Speakers: The television employs the Dynamic Acoustic Chamber Speaker System.

Favorite channel:  This allows you to store up to five channels for quick access.


RMY-Y168 Remote: Multibrand remote with function keys that illuminate in red.


  • Muting: (on/off)
  • Power: buttons for VTR/DVD , SAT/CABLE , TV
  • System OFF: turns off all compatible Sony components
  • Function buttons (illuminate red when pressed) for VT./DVD , SAT/CABLE , TV
  • TV/VTR
  • <<
  • >
  • >>
  • Stop
  • Pause
  • TV\Video \ Rec
  • Picture Mode: Cycles through Vivid, Movie and Standard

  • MTS/SAP: Cycles through Stereo, Mono and SAP

  • Sleep: Cycles through 30, 60, 90 minutes and off

  • Display button: Cycles through off, Channel Info, CC.

  • TV/Video

  • Numeric: buttons 0-9

  • Jump: Switches back and forth between the last 2 channels.

  • Enter: Used to enter channel numbers (if not pressed channel will still change but it takes a bit longer)

  • Guide: Used to display DBS guide

  • TV/SAT: for use with DBS receiver to alternate between TV/DBS or turn Auto volume ON/OFF on the TV

  • Cursor keys and enter: Used for menu selections and DBS

  • Reset

  • Menu: displays menu

  • Volume +/-

  • Channel +/-

  • Code set: used to enter codes for VCR/DBS/Cableboxes/DVD/LaserDisc

The remote controls the following DBS receivers:

Sony General Electric Hughes


RCA/PROSCAN Hitachi Panasonic

The remote controls the following cable boxes:

Hamlin/Regal Panasonic Scientific Atlanta
Jerrold/G.I Pioneer Zenith
Oak Tocom

The remote controls the following VCRs:

Admiral (M Ward) Aiwa Audio Dynamic Broksonic Canon
Citizen Craig Criterion Curtis Mathes Daewoo
DBX Dimensia Emerson Fisher Funai
General Electric Go Video Goldstar Hitachi Instant Replay
JC Penny JVC Kenwood LXI (Sears) Magnavox
Marantz Marta Memorex Minolta Mitsubishi
MGA Multitech NEC Olympic Optimus
Panasonic Pentax Philco Philips Pioneer
Quasar RCA/PROSCAN Realistic Sansui Samsung
Sanyo Scott Sharp Shintom Signature 2000
Sony SV2000 Sylvania Symphonic Tashiro
Tatung Teac Technics Toshiba Wards
Yamaha Zenith

The remote controls the following DVD Players:

Sony Panasonic Pioneer RCA Toshiba

The remote controls the following LaserDisc Players:

Sony Panasonic Pioneer

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