NTSC/ATSC/QAM Tuners: The TV is
equipped with an analog NTSC tuner, a digital ATSC/8VSB tuner, and a digital QAM
tuner for receiving unscrambled digital cable channels. It is not CableCARD
compatible. You do not need to connect an external HDTV set-top box in order to
receive High-Definition programming.
Native Resolution: The
KDL-32EX400 has a full HD native resolution of 1920 x 1080 with over 2 million
pixels (more than twice the pixels of 720p HDTV). The TV's four HDMI inputs can
accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 1080/24p signals, and the two component video
inputs can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals. All video signals from standard definition and high
definition are upconverted to 1080p.
Bravia Engine 2 Fully Digital Video Processor: The Bravia Engine 2
fully digital video processor uses a collection of unique Sony technologies to
significantly reduce noise, enhance overall image detail, and optimize contrast
so every scene produces sharp, vibrant, life-like images and color.
4 HDMI Inputs: The KDL-32EX400 features four HDMI
inputs (2 Rear/2 Side). The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. The HDMI input
will accept 1080/24p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The
rear HDMI 1 input shares a 3.5mm audio jack with the television's PC input. With an HDMI-to-DVI cable, you can
connect the TV to a DVI-equipped A/V component. When connecting to a
DVI-equipped component, the 3.5mm audio input is used and separate minijack audio
cable must be connected.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second
(fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p. Seizing on an
opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high
definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes
advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television
producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
2 Component Video Inputs: The two
rear-panel component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
If needed, Component Video 1 can be used as a composite video input instead.
Ambient Sensor: The television's Ambient Sensor automatically adjusts the picture color
based on your room's lighting, so you get a natural looking picture whether you
are watching TV late at night or during the day.
LightSensor Technology: The
television's integrated LightSensor technology automatically increases or
decreases the level of brightness of the TV's backlight based on your room's
lighting conditions. When you dim the lights to watch a movie, the TV's sensor
dims the backlight, which also helps reduce unnecessary power consumption.
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): The televisions Advance Contrast
Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable
setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially
effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the
darker picture scenes. The ACE can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
Screen Modes: You can choose from the following Screen
- 4:3 Default:
- Wide Zoom: Enlarges the center portion of the 4:3
picture proportionately, while the left and right edges of the screen
are stretched to fill the screen
- Normal: Displays the 4:3 picture in its original
size with black bars at the left and right sides to fill the screen
(available for 480i or 480p sources)
- Full: Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally
only to fill the screen
- Zoom: Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture
proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox
- 16:9 Wide Mode:
- Wide Zoom: Enlarges the picture to fill the screen
with minimal distortion
- Normal: Displays a 4:3 picture in its original
aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p
- Full: Displays the picture at its original size
- Zoom: Enlarges the picture proportionately, both
vertically and horizontally
- Full Pixel: Display the picture in its native
resolution for 720p, 1080i, and 1080p formats only (excluding
- Auto Wide: Automatically changes screen settings base
upon incoming video signal and content.
Screen Positions: The Sony LCD TV offers the following screen
position adjustments in Zoom and Wide Zoom screen modes.
- Vertical Center: Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down.
- Horizontal Center: Allows you to move the position of the picture
left and right.
Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture
- Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
- Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical viewing
- Custom: Allows you to store your
preferred settings for Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color
Temperature, Sharpness, Noise Reduction.
MPEG Noise Reduction: This
feature reduces the picture noise in MPEG-compressed videos. This is effective
when viewing a DVD or digital broadcast. You can set the level of noise
reduction to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
Advanced Video Settings: In
addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the
- Gamma: Adjusts
the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture.
- Clear White: Emphasizes
white and light colors. It can be set to High, Low, or Off.
- Live Color: Makes colors
more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones. It can be set to High, Medium,
Low, or Off.
- White Balance: Adjusts the
color temperature color by color.
- Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture for stronger
contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
CineMotion: This function
provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for
Picture Adjustment Lock: This function prevents the television's
Picture Settings from being changed.
Sound Mode: You can customize the bass and treble or
use one of the three preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: Enhances both treble and
- Standard: Suitable for spoken
- Clear Voice: Suitable for spoken dialogue.
- Custom: Allows you to customize sound settings (Bass, Treble
Steady Sound: Steady Sound equalizes
volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and
Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume
level of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
Analog Audio Outputs (Fixed): These stereo RCA audio jacks
on the rear-panel of the television allow you to listen to the TV's audio
through your stereo system.
Digital Audio Output:
The rear-panel Optical
digital output connects to the optical digital input of your digital audio
equipment which is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible.
PC Input (RGB): A side-panel 15-pin HD15
jack allows you to connect your personal computer to the display. There is also
a corresponding stereo mini-jack (3.5mm) for the computer's audio signal.
PC Compatible: The television
can be used as a monitor for your PC through the TV's RGB HD-15 input or HDMI
input. The TV supports the following PC resolutions - VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA
PC Settings: When a PC is connected to the TV and the PC input is
selected, the PC settings screen is available.
- Wide Mode: Select from Normal (original), Full 1 (enlarge picture
keep original aspect ratio), or Full 2 (enlarge picture to fill display
- Sharpness: Phase (fine tunes overall sharpness), Pitch (adjusts
- Position: Horizontal Center (moves the position of picture
left/right), Vertical Center (moves position of picture up/down)
- Auto Adjustment: Automatically adjusts the display position and
phase of the picture when the TV receives an input signal from the connected
PIP: Picture-in-Picture displays an image from a connected PC (via
PC-input or HDMI) in full-screen and a TV program other external input in an
inset window. You can swap audio between the main and sub window.
Note: If you have your PC connected via HDMI, you cannot view
another HDMI source in the inset window.
USB Port: The Sony LCD TV features a side-panel USB type-A connector
for sharing your photos (JPEG) or videos (MPEG1/MPEG2), and listening to music
(MP3) from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB
Scene Mode: You can access the following scene modes
from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
- Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like those in a
- Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like those in
- Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed photo.
- Music: Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound just
like a concert.
- Game: Broadens your game-playing experience with superb picture
and sound quality.
- Graphics: Eases prolonged monitor viewing with clearer detailed
- General: No optimized picture or sound according to the input
- Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality according
to the input source.
Favorite Menu: The Favorites Menu function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite channels and video inputs
(up to channels and/or external inputs).
Input/Channel Label: This feature allows you to
assign labels to the television's inputs and your favorite channels. You can
create station call letters (up to nine characters) to the channel numbers. You
can assign the following labels for each input (except PC and Cable/Antenna
inputs): Cable, Receiver, Satellite, VCR, DVD/BD, DVR, Audio System, Home
Theater, Game, Camcorder, Digital Camera, PC, and Skip. Or you can also select a custom nine character label for each of these inputs.
Banner: This feature allows
Closed Caption and/or channel programming information to be displayed on the TV
screen. You can choose from CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, Text1, Text2, Text3 and Text4.
Digital Channel's Closed Caption text can be customized.
ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony HDTV exceeds ENERGY STAR
requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as LightSensor
Technology, an Ambient Sensor, an Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following PC Power
- Power Saving: This feature reduces the power consumption by
adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's screen. This also enhances
the black level of the television. You can select from Low, High, Off and
- Idle TV Standby: Automatically powers off the TV after 1, 2, or 4
hours when no buttons are pressed on the remote control or the TV.
- Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no input
signal is detected for a certain period of time.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off
after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60,
90, or 120 minutes.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation
based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are
available (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to
specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit
Input/Channel Block: This feature allows you to block
or inputs regardless of program ratings.
Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR wireless remote
control (RM-YD035). The remote is designed for TV operation only, unless used
with Bravia Sync AV components connected by HDMI.
BRAVIA Sync: This TV is equipped with
BRAVIA Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows
communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when
they are connected via HDMI. The television offers the
following BRAVIA Sync operations for the listed device.
- BD/DVD Player: When you connect a compatible Sony BRAVIA Sync
BD/DVD player via HDMI to the television, the included remote will
automatically turn on the TV and BD/DVD player, switch the television to the
appropriate input, and begin playback of the BD/DVD disc player. The remote
will also automatically turn off the connected BD/DVD player when you switch
the TV to standby mode.
- AV Amplifier: When you connect a compatible Sony BRAVIA Sync AV
amplifier to the television via HDMI, the supplied remote will automatically
turn on the TV and the connected AV amplifier, as well as switch the sound
output from the TV speaker to the audio system. You can also adjust the
volume of the connected AV amplifier through the TV's remote control. The
remote will automatically turn the connected AV amplifier off when you
switch the TV standby mode.
- Video Camera: When you connect a compatible Sony BRAVIA Sync
Handycam to the television via HDMI, the TV will automatically turn-on and
switch the input to the connected video camera once the connected video
camera is turned-on. The connected video camera will automatically turn off
when you switch the TV to standby mode.
Tabletop Stand: The display comes supplied with a
tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 24.3 lbs with the stand
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The stand can be removed, allowing you to wall-mount the TV using an optional
wall-mount bracket. The TV has 4 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing
of 7-7/8" (200mm) and a vertical spacing of 7-7/8" (200mm). The screw holes
all accept M6 (6mm)
screws. The TV weighs 21.0 lbs without the stand.