Inputs and Outputs Notes
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-40S4100 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 three 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 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.
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.
Picture Mode: You can select
one of the following picture modes:
- Vivid: enhances picture
contrast and sharpness
- Standard: displays a
standard picture for typical viewing environments
- Cinema: used to view
film-base content; suitable for viewing in a theater-like environment
- Custom: allows you to
store your preferred settings for Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color,
Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness, and Noise Reduction
Screen Modes: You can choose
from the following Screen Modes:
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Full: Displays the
picture at its original size
- Zoom: Enlarges the
picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally
- Auto Wide: Automatically
changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Screen Settings: The Sony
LCD TV offers the following screen adjustments.
- Vertical Center: allows you to adjust the vertical size of the
picture when in Wide Zoom mode
- Vertical Size: adjust
the vertical size of a standard-definition picture
- Display Area:
- Full Pixel: displays the picture for 1080, 1080p or 1080/24p sources in its original
- Normal: displays
the picture in its original size
- -1/-2: enlarges
the picture to hide the edges of the picture
CineMotion 3/2 Pulldown Processing:
This function optimizes the display by automatically detecting film content and
applying a reverse 3-2 pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and
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
and HDTV. You can adjust Phase, Pitch, Horizontal and Vertical Position and Wide
Mode of picture.
PC PIP Feature: While in PC
input mode, PIP can be selected from the TV's Tools Menu. The PIP feature allows
you to see both the PC input's image as well as your TV channels (RF
Antenna/Cable input) simultaneously. The television's main window will display
the PC input image, while the television's sub-window will display your
television station's video content via the RF Antenna/Cable input.
Favorite Channel: This feature
allows you to store and quickly access your favorite analog and digital
Jump Function: This feature
allows you to jump back and forth between two channels. The TV alternates
between the current channel and the last channel that was selected.
This feature allows you to assign labels such as station call letter to the
channel numbers. You can use up to seven characters.
Input Label: Each of the television's inputs (except PC) can be labeled with names (DVD,
Cable Box, Satellite, Blu-ray, VCR, DVR, Game, Camcorder, PC or Skip) instead of
video 1, video 2, video 3, etc. The Skip label is useful for inputs to which no
equipment is connected. If you select Skip, the TV skips this input when you
press the Input button of the remote.
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 Captions can be
customized. You can select Text-type, Character-size, Character-style,
Character-color, Character-opacity, Edge-type, Edge-color, Background-color and
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 three preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: enhances both treble and
- Standard: suitable for spoken
- Clear Voice: suitable for spoken dialogue
- Treble, Bass, Balance: You can
individually set the treble, bass, and balance settings as desired.
Parental Control: 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. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit
Channel/External Input Block: This feature allows you to block channels
or external inputs
regardless of program ratings.
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.
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 Picture Off.
PC Power Management: This feature automatically places the television
in Standby mode when there is not signal input for more than 30 seconds.
Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR wireless remote
control (RM-YD025). The remote is designed for TV operation only.
Tabletop Stand: The display comes supplied with a
tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 50.0625 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 11-3/4" (300mm)
and a vertical spacing of 11-3.4" (300mm). The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm)
screws. The TV weighs 43.875 lbs without the stand.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The KDL-40S4100 features 3 HDMI
inputs (2 Rear/1 Side). The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. The HDMI 1 input also has
left and right RCA audio jacks. 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 and separate RCA audio
cable must be connected.
Note: The HDMI input
will accept 1080/24p, 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): 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 input, as well as an HDMI
Analog Audio Outputs: These stereo RCA audio jacks allow you to
listen to the TV's audio through your stereo system. In the menu you can set the
output to Fixed (volume controlled by the receiver/amplifier) or Variable
(volume controlled by the TV's remote control) operation.
Note: You must
turn the TV speakers off in the menu in order for the audio outs to function.
Digital Audio Output: Optical
digital output that connect to the optical digital input of your digital audio
equipment that is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible. Dolby Digital Audio signal from
the HDMI input will be output as PCM.
USB (Service) Port: For service use only.