Input and Output Notes
Overview: The Sony KDL-40S3000
is a 40" diagonal flat panel LCD TV that features HDTV capabilities and a
PC input. The TV comes mounted to a swivel tabletop stand which can be removed
so the TV can be wall-mounted.
BRAVIA Engine Full Digital
Video Processor: This television uses Sony's BRAVIA
Engine full digital video processor for crisp and clear images. Several special
picture enhancement technologies are integrated into the processor to create
better gradations and details, enhance contrast, dynamically improve color, and
reduce image flicker.
Native Resolution: The 10-bit 16:9 HD
Resolution LCD panel has a
native resolution of 1366 x 768 and all inputs are displayed in that resolution.
The HDMI and
component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The composite video and S-video inputs will accept
Xross Media Bar (XMB) On-Screen Menu System:
The Xross Media Bar (XMB) provides quick access to various set-up functions
and features. Media Category Icons (Adjust TV Settings, Watching TV, and Access
Equipment Connected to Your TV) are displayed horizontally. Available features
for each highlighted Media Category are displayed vertically. You can easily
navigate the XMB using the "up, down, left, right" buttons on the remote to
locate the desired option, and press the center button to activate it.
The Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) builds on Sony's excellent contrast ratio
performance. The improved contrast ratio is achieved by using
real-time image processing to adjust the contrast along with optimizing
backlight levels. ACE translates to blacker blacks in darker scenes, as well as
better shadow detail in other scenes for a difference you can see.
Live Color Creation:
Live Color Creation is a special Sony
function that achieves precise, wide color reproduction using a combination of
advanced chroma signal processing algorithms. A special Wide Color Gamut (WCG-CCFL)
backlight is combined with Sony's Live Color Creation circuitry. The benefit is
clear blues, natural greens and overall vibrant colors in all scenes.
BRAVIA Theatre Sync:
This TV is equipped with BRAVIA Theatre
Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and
other Sony equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Once the supported
equipment is connected, the following operations are available:
- Turn off the
equipment automatically when you turn off the TV
- When the connected
equipment is turned on by One-Touch-Play, the TV will automatically turn on
and select the respective HDMI input
- Automatically turn
on equipment listed under the External Inputs on the XMB when selected.
- When a Sony A/V
receiver with BRAVIA Theater Sync is connected the following additional
operations are possible:
- Turning on the
A/V receiver when the TV is turned on
switching to the audio output of the A/V receiver's attached speakers.
- Adjusting the
volume and muting of the A/V receiver with the TV's remote control.
CineMotion 3/2 Pull Down Processing: CineMotion optimizes the display by automatically detecting film content and
applying a reverse 3-2 pull down process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and
more natural-looking. CineMotion can be turned off if desired.
PIP and P&P: The TV comes with PIP
(picture in picture) and P&P (picture and picture) to allow you to view two
- PIP: provides a window inside a
window with PC and TV channels. The main window can be from the PC input or
the HDMI 1 or 2 inputs (PC timing), while the sub window comes from a TV
channel from the VHF/UHF/Cable input.
- P&P: provides two windows side by
side with A/V inputs and TV channels. The main window can be from the
component 1 or 2 or HDMI 1 or 2 inputs (except PC timing), while the sub
window comes from a TV channel from the VHF/UHF/Cable input.
These settings can be applied to all inputs, or just the current input. Settings
brighten or darken the backlight
adjust picture contrast
brighten or darken the picture
adjust color intensity
adjust green tones
- Color Temperature:
cool, natural, warm 1 or warm 2, adjusts white tones
sharpen or soften the picture
Reduction: reduce the noise level of the
connected equipment and coaxial input
- MPEG Noise Reduction: reduces the
mosaic effect in MPEG-compressed video (useful for DVDs and Digital TV
Picture Mode: You can select Vivid,
Standard, or Cinema picture modes. The Vivid setting enhances picture contrast
and sharpness. The Standard setting displays a standard picture for typical
viewing environments. The Cinema setting enhances the viewing of film-based
content. When Standard or Cinema mode is selected, you also have access to the
following advanced picture settings:
- Black Corrector:
enhances black areas for stronger contrast
- Advanced Contrast Enhancer:
automatically optimizes contrast
adjusts the balance between light and dark areas
- Clear White:
emphasizes white and light colors
- Color Space: selects the range of
color reproduction from Wide to Normal
- Live Color:
when color space is set to Wide, this option
makes colors more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones
- Reset: resets all the advanced
settings to the default values
Screen Modes: You can choose
from the following Screen Modes when displaying a 4:3 source:
- Wide Zoom: enlarges
the center portion of the 4:3 picture with minimum distortion, while the left
and right edges of the screen are stretched to fill the screen
- Normal: displays the
4:3 picture in its original aspect ratio with 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 without distortion to fill the screen
Sound Settings: The Sound Settings menu
allow you to make the following adjustments:
- Sound Mode: You can customize
the bass and treble or use one of the two preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: enhances both
treble and bass
- Standard: suitable for
- Custom: allows you to
store your preferred settings for bass and treble
- Treble, Bass, Balance: You can
individually set the treble, bass, and balance settings as desired.
- S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front
surrounds provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just
two front speakers. When turned off, the normal stereo or mono reception
- Sound Booster: Sound Booster provides
a fuller sound with greater depth and width by emphasizing the high and low
frequency sounds. You can select High or Low for the amount of boost you
- 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.
Light Sensor: A sensor measures
the amount of ambient light in the room and adjusts the backlight brightness
Favorite Channel: This feature
allows you to store and quickly access up to 30 of your favorite channels.
Freeze Function: This function
allows you to temporarily capture a program's picture by "freezing" the image.
When the picture is frozen, the audio continues normally.
Input Label: Each of the seven
video inputs (Video 1-3, Component 1-2, and HDMI 1-2) can be labeled with a
preset name (DVD, Cable Box, Satellite, BD, VCR, Receiver, DVR, Game, Camcorder,
PC, or Skip) instead of
Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, etc. Each input can also
be left blank or marked Skip, which allows you to skip over an unused input when
Timers: There is one event
timer and a sleep timer built in. The event timer is set for the day of the
week, time, channel, and duration. The sleep timer switches the television off
after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to Off, 15, 30, 45, 60,
90, or 120 minutes.
Parental Control: You can
select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Presets are
available (Off, Child, Youth, or Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to
specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit
Removable Stand: The
display comes mounted on a removable tabletop stand. There is also a support
belt supplied that bolts to the base of the stand and is attached to the back of
the shelf on which the TV sits. The stand allows the TV to be swiveled 15° to
the left or right. The stand can be removed for wall mounting the TV.
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 inserts on the back with a horizontal spacing
of 300mm or 11-13/16" and vertical spacing of 200mm or 7-7/8". The screw holes accept M6 (6mm)
Input and Output Notes
HDMI: The TV has two HDMI inputs: HDMI 1
has a single HDMI input while HDMI 2 consists of
left and right RCA audio jacks and an HDMI terminal. The HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video
interface between the TV and any HDMI-equipped A/V component (set-top
box, DVD player, A/V receiver, etc). HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition
video, plus digital audio. This TV also supports some control options with
compatible BRAVIA Theatre Sync components. With an HDMI-to-DVI cable, you can
connect a DVI-equipped A/V component to the TV's HDMI 2 input. When connecting to a DVI-equipped component, the RCA audio inputs are used. The HDMI inputs
will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
Component Video Inputs: The
two component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
PC Input (RGB): An analog RGB D-Sub 15
jack allows you to connect your personal computer to the TV. There is also
a corresponding stereo mini-jack (3.5mm) for the computer's audio signal.
Side Panel Inputs: For
convenience, there is an A/V input on the side panel of the TV (not the front).
Included are stereo RCA stereo inputs, a composite video input, and an S-video input.
Headphone Jack: Along with the
A/V input on the side of the TV, there is a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.
Audio Outputs: These stereo RCA audio jacks are
activated when the TV's built-in speakers are turned off and are used to connect
the TV to a receiver/amplifier. They can be set for Fixed (volume controlled by
the receiver/amplifier) or Variable (volume controlled by the TV's remote
An optical digital output is live when you're watching digital TV stations.