Inputs and Outputs Notes
NTSC/ATSC/QAM Tuners: The TV is
equipped with an analog NTSC tuner, a digital ATSC 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-32M4000 has a native resolution of 1366 x 768. The TV's 2 HDMI inputs and two component video
inputs can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i signals.
Bravia Engine Technology:
The latest version of Sony's respected Bravia Engine fully digital
video processor uses a collection of unique Sony algorithms to significantly
reduce noise and produce sharp, vibrant, life-like images. Bravia Engine
technology optimizes the color, contrast, detail and clarity of every scene for
the exceptional performance. The television offers the following Bravia Engine
- Dynamic Noise Reduction: Intelligently identifies and
dramatically reduces noise in the signal according to the motion and
brightness of each scene for clearer, crisper images.
- Detail Enhancement: Improved image enhancement algorithms render
greater overall detail.
- Contrast Enhancement: Works with the Advanced Contrast Enhancer
circuit to optimize the contrast for every scene to create better depth and
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Part of the cinematic drama in
film-making comes from details found in shadows and dark areas of the picture.
Sony's Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) uses real-time image processing to
dynamically adjust backlight levels for improved contrast without masking
details the filmmaker intended you to see. ACE delivers deep blacks in darker
scenes, as well as fine details in shadows and other dark areas of the picture
for a difference you can truly see.
Bravia Theater Sync: Bravia Theater Sync is based on the industry standard HDMI-CEC function and allows your HDMI cable to do more than just transmit pure digital audio and video signals by allowing one-touch
control of compatible Sony Bravia A/V components. Functions include: One-Push Play, One-Push Theater Settings and One-Push System Power-Off.
Screen Modes: You can choose
from the following Screen Modes:
- With 4:3 Sources:
- 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
- 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 movies)
- With 16:9 Sources:
- Wide Zoom: Enlarges
the picture to fill the screen with minimal distortion
- Full: Displays the
picture at its original size
- Zoom: Enlarges the
picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally
- Auto Wide: The television's screen will automatically change to
the screen mode based upon a program's content.
Picture Mode: The TV has three picture modes. You can customize each
mode to your own tastes by adjusting Backlight, Picture (contrast), Brightness,
Color, Hue, Color Temperature, and Sharpness. You can also
reset each picture mode to its factory default values. The picture modes include:
- Vivid: enhances picture
contrast and sharpness
- Standard: displays a
standard picture for typical viewing environments
- Cinema: for viewing film-based content in a theater-like
Advanced Picture Setting:
In addition the television offers the following advanced picture functions.
- Noise Reduction:
reduces the noise level of connected equipment and the Cable/Antenna input
- Black Corrector:
enhances black areas of the picture for stronger contrast
- Gamma: adjusts the
balance between the light and dark areas of the picture
- Clear White:
emphasizes white and light colors
- Live Color: makes
colors more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones
- Light Sensor: measures
the room brightness which allows the TV to automatically adjust the
backlight brightness based on the picture settings and the ambient room
Picture Position: The LCD
TV allows you to move the position of the picture up and down and allows you to
adjust the vertical size of the picture.
Backlight: You can turn off
the backlight of the television's LCD panel to conserve power while the audio is
Sound Mode: The Sony LCD TV
allows you to select from the following Sound Modes.
- Dynamic: enhances the
sound of action movies, sports events, and musical videos
- Standard: standard
sound optimized for home use
- Game: enhances the
video games sound
- Clear Voice: enhances
the voice sound, recommended fro television news and documentary programs
- Custom: allows you to
customize Treble and Bass sound settings
Steady Sound: This feature
stabilizes the volume across all programs and commercials.
PC-PIP: This PIP (Picture In Picture) feature combines the PC input
signal and TV channels (tuner) signal, allowing you to view the two pictures
simultaneously. You cannot combine the PC input with another external source,
such as DVD, VCR, or Cable/Satellite box.
Favorite Channel: This feature
allows you to store and quickly access 8 of your favorite channels.
Channel Label: This
function allows you assign labels to channel numbers. You can create up to a 7
Input Label: Each of the seven
video inputs can be labeled with names (VCR, DVD, Satellite, etc.) instead of
video 1, video 2, video 3, etc. You can select from the following labels: DVD,
VCR, Blu-Ray, Cable Box, Satellite, DVR, Game, Camcorder or Skip (this input is
skipped when you press the TV/Video button on the remote control). You can also
customize a 7 character label for each input.
Timers: There is one event
timer and a sleep timer built in. The event timer is set for the day, time, channel, duration
and volume. The sleep timer switches the television off
after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 60, or 120 minutes.
Parental Lock: You can select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are
available (Child, Youth, and Y. Adult) or the limitation can be customized to
specific industry ratings. You can select controls based on USA ratings or
Canadian ratings. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit
Channel Block: This feature allows you to block channels regardless of
Remote: The television comes supplied with an IR-wireless remote
control designed to operate only the functions of the TV.
Removable Stand: The display comes with a tabletop stand
which must be attached to the TV using the supplied hardware. The TV does not
swivel on the stand. The TV weighs 36 lbs with the stand attached.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets:
The TV can be wall-mounted using an optional
universal wall-mount bracket. The TV has 4 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing
of 200mm and a vertical spacing is 200mm. The screw holes accept 6mm screws. The
TV weighs 31 lbs without the stand.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The KDL-32M4000 features
inputs, one with
left and right RCA audio jacks. The HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video
interface. 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 RCA audio inputs are used. The HDMI inputs
will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. You can also connect a
PC with an HDMI output.
Component Video Inputs: The
two component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
PC Input (RGB): A 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.
Side Panel AV Inputs: For convenience, there is an A/V input on the left
side panel of the TV. Included are stereo RCA inputs and a composite video
Headphone Jack: Along with the
A/V input on the left side of the TV, there is a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.
When headphones are plugged into the TV, the speakers are muted.
These stereo RCA audio jacks allow you to
listen to the TV's audio through your stereo system.
Digital Audio Output: This coaxial digital audio output feeds a digital audio signal from a tuned digital channel
to a component compatible with Dolby Digital and/or PCM signals.