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For nearly 30 years Sony Trinitron has defined superb TV performance. Where conventional screens are spherical, like a light bulb, a Trinitron tube is a cylinder. Its surface is flat from top to bottom, so vertical lines appear straight, even when viewed from an angle. The flat face also directs room light toward the floor, away from your eyes.

The 27" KV-27V42 features a picture-improving digital comb filter, an S-video input for sources like DVD, DBS, Super VHS VCRs, and most Hi8 camcorders, and Velocity Modulation™ Scanning to give images a cleaner edge. Tired of being blasted by loud commercials? SteadySound™ regulates the maximum volume level to limit sudden changes in volume.


  • Trinitron picture tube
  • digital comb filter
  • Velocity Modulation Scanning
  • MTS stereo reception
  • SteadySound automatic volume control
  • 181-channel tuner with auto channel set
  • multibrand remote control (VCR, cable, DBS, DVD)
  • English/Spanish on-screen menus
  • video labeling
  • 3 A/V inputs, including:
    • 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 front)
    • 1 S-video (rear)
  • fixed or variable audio outputs
  • 5 watts x 2
  • 27-3/16"W x 22-3/4"H x 20"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor, 2 years parts on the picture tube

About delivery: The KV-27FV42 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. Delivery for this model costs $19.99 each. 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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  • 27" TV with attatched 5' AC cord
  • RMY-165 remote
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Manual
  • Warranty card
  • Product registration card
  • Safeguards sheet

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Energy Star Compliant: This TV meets Energy Star guidelines for Energy Efficiency

Digital Comb Filter: The digital comb filter compares horizontal scanning lines within the video frame and makes adjustments to purify the image, resulting in a clearer image.

Speed Surf: This feature changes channels rapidly when Ch+ is pressed and held.

Velocity Modulation Scanning: Velocity modulation scanning varies the beam scanning rate during Light-to-Dark (and vice-versa) transitions, which helps preserve picture sharpness and clarity.

Auto Volume: The automatic volume control stabilizes volume when changing channels.

Closed Captioning: You can select CC, Text, or XDS.

Video Labeling: You can select from a choice of preset labels for each video input (DTV/Receiver/Web/DVD/SAT/GAME/LD/BETA/8mm/VHS).

Video Modes: You can select on of the following video modes: Vivid, Movie, or Standard. 

XDS: Extended Data Service provides network name, program name and time of show if offered by provider.

Parental Control: Parental Control employs 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.

Screen Menu Language: You can select English or Spanish as the screen menu language.

Channel Fix: This feature fixes the unit to channel 3 or 4 (for use with a cable box), or Video input.

Remote Control

The remote controls the following DirecTV receivers:

Sony General Electric Hughes Toshiba
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:

Sony Funai LXI (sears) Pioneer Sharp
Aiwa General Electric Magnavox Quasar Sylvania
Broksonic Go Video Mitsubishi RCA/Proscan Symphonic
Canon Goldstar MGA Realistic Technics
Daewoo Hitachi NEC Sansui Toshiba
Emerson JVC Panasonic Samsung Wards
Fisher Kenwood Phillips Sanyo Zenith

The remote controls the following DVD Players:

Sony Panasonic Pioneer RCA Toshiba

The remote controls the following LaserDisc Players:

Sony Panasonic Pioneer

Inputs and Outputs

Front Panel:

  • Video 2: 1 composite RCA video in, 1 pair RCA audio inputs

Back Panel:

  • Video 1: 1 S-video input, 1 composite RCA video in, 1 pair RCA audio inputs
  • VHF/UHF IN: F-Type antenna input
  • Video 3: 1 composite RCA video input, 1 pair RCA audio inputs
  • Monitor Out: 1 composite RCA video output, 1 pair RCA audio outputs
  • L&R Var/Fix Out:  1 Pair RCA audio outputs selectable as Variable outputs (Volume Controlled) or fixed


Warranty Note: Picture tube warranty is 2 years.

Weight: 93 lb, 8 oz

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