OptiContrast Panel with Corning Gorilla Glass: The Sony
Bravia XBR-46HX929 LED-LCD TV combines Sony's OptiContrast Panel with Corning
Gorilla Glass for infinite dynamic contrast, increased brightness, and minimized
unwanted light reflection - for overall better picture quality.
- OptiContrast Panel: The Sony Bravia XBR-46HX929
television utilizes OptiContrast panel technology for improved brightness,
deeper blacks, less reflection, and overall better picture accuracy.
- Corning Gorilla Glass: The Sony Bravia XBR-46HX929
features an incredibly durable, remarkably lightweight, frameless design
with Corning's exclusive Gorilla Glass. By replacing the thin layer of air
between the LCD panel and the front glass with a specially-formulated dark
resin, reflections are minimized and contrast and brightness are increased.
This resin also provides a suitably dark background for producing rich and
vibrant pictures, even in a well-lit room, and enhances the Bravia LED-LCD
television's Monolithic Design concept by making the television appear to be
a seamless black monolith when the screen is switched off. Plus, the Corning
Gorilla Glass is used to increase the strength of the screen at a molecular
level, while simultaneously enabling it to be thinner and lighter than ever
Intelligent Peak LED: Sony's Intelligent Peak LED Backlight uses local
dimming and boost to achieve an infinite dynamic contrast ratio with the deepest
blacks and brightest whites possible. Sony's Intelligent Peak LED Backlight
system uses a full array, local dimming for deeper blacks, while also boosting
brightness in lighter scenes creating incredible on-screen contrast. Every
television picture requires contrast (the difference between dark and light
areas of the screen). High contrast makes your TV picture vivid, deep and
powerful. Sony achieves spectacular contrast with Intelligent Peak LED
Backlight. This system places a multi-segment array of white LEDs behind the
screen and varies the LED brightness according to the picture content. It shines
brightly where the picture is bright, and can fall to black where the picture is
black. Experience Sony's best picture quality and extraordinary contrast with
this full-array, local dimming system.
X-Reality PRO Engine: The X-Reality PRO Engine is a two-chip
digital video processor that optimizes high definition content, compressed HD
signals, standard definition, and other sources including low resolution
Internet content. Utilizing a vast database of "ideal" signal patterns
developed by analyzing and indexing and enormous library of film and video, the
X-Reality PRO Engine compares incoming signals pixel-by-pixel with ideal scenes
to display vivid and detailed images. Additionally, the engine's multi-frame
analysis helps create missing resolution and Sony's Super Bit Mapping technology
incorporates 14 bit up-scaling, processing and pixel mapping to smooth gradation
and improve the quality of low-tone pictures. The X-Reality PRO Engine also
utilizes the following advanced picture technologies.
- Intelligent Image Enhancer: Experience exceptional color contrast
and picture accuracy in every frame with the television's Intelligent Image
Enhancer. The Intelligent Image Enhancer enhances the details and outlines
of the picture while suppressing artifacts. The X-Reality Engine uses the
Intelligent Image Enhancer to divide the signal
according to four characteristics (Texture, Outline, Contrast, and Color).
The circuit divides the picture into these four parts, analyzes the quality
of each scene and applies only the processing required for each part. The
result is a picture that's carefully optimized for natural image
- Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction: Dramatically reduces two common
problems in compressed video signals - block noise and mosquito noise. The
Intelligent "MPEG Noise Reduction" automatically reduces picture noise, such
as mosquito noise and/or block noise, in compressed videos. It improves
picture quality in Digital broadcast and DVD/BD/HDD players.
- Reality Creation: The television's Reality Creation feature
adjust detail and noise for a more realistic picture.
- Adaptive Noise Reduction: The TV's Adaptive Noise Reduction
automatically reduces picture noise.
- Adaptive Dot Noise Reduction: Adaptive Dot Noise Reduction
automatically reduces dot noise around objects on the screen.
- Smooth Gradation: This feature of the X-Reality PRO Engine
creates smooth gradations on flat surfaces of the picture.
- Resolution: The Resolution function adjusts detail and clarity of
Note: The X-Reality Engine performs
Interlace-to-Progressive (IP) conversion and upscaling as required.
Film-based 24 frames-per-second content undergoes special IP conversion to
reduce the "stair-step jaggies" that can form at high-contrast edges.
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.
1080p Resolution: The
XBR-46HX929 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 1080p (60/24Hz) signals, and the component video
input can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p (60Hz) signals. All video signals from standard definition and high
definition are upconverted to 1080p.
Video Inputs: The Sony Bravia XBR-46HX929 provides High
Definition (HDMI) and Standard Definition video inputs.
- 4 HDMI (ver.1.4) Inputs: The XBR-46HX929 features four
HDMI 1.4 inputs. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminals
provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface between this TV
and any HDMI-equipped A/V equipment.. The HDMI input will accept 1080p
(60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The HDMI 2 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.
- AV Input: The TV features a proprietary AV input
connector and comes with a Component/Composite AV adapter. This adapter
plugs into the TV's proprietary AV input and offers a Component AV input
connection and Composite AV input connection. The component video input will
accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. If needed, the
component video input can also be used as a composite video input instead.
The composite video input supports 480i only.
3D Ready: The Sony XBR-46HX929 gives you the option to enjoy
3D (three-dimensional) pictures and graphics. You can enjoy an immersive,
realistic movie and gaming experience in Full HD 1080p using Sony's proprietary
3D Active Glasses, (sold separately) and connecting a compatible 3D-ready
Blu-ray Disc Player, Satellite Receiver, or PlayStation3 gaming console (all
sold separately) to the HDTV via HDMI. When viewed through the active shutter
glasses, the on-screen image is precisely synchronized and delivered with the
Full HD 1080p image intact, for an optimum 3D viewing experience. Sony's 3D
technology displays high speed synchronized left- and right-eye images to
deliver an immersive 3D experience. And since each frame you see is shown at
Full HD resolution, the 3D action still offers razor-sharp detail. You can
adjust the following 3D settings.
- Display Mode: For switching between 3D and 2D display
- 3D Format: Select between 3 types of 3D formats based
on your video content.
- Simulated: for viewing regular 2D pictures in
- Side-by-Side: selecting this displays two
near-identical pictures side-by-side for 3D viewing (wear the 3D Glasses
before setting "3D Format" as the instructions will otherwise be
unreadable because of doubly-blurred letters on the screen)
- Over-Under: selecting this displays two
near-identical pictures one above the other for 3D viewing (wear the 3D
Glasses before setting "3D Format" as the instructions will otherwise be
unreadable because of doubly-blurred letters on the screen)
- 3D Depth Adjustment: For adjusting the depth of
the 3D image on the screen.
- Simulated 3D Effect: Use to heighten or lessen
the 3D effect when you display 2D pictures in simulated 3D.
- 3D Glass Brightness: For setting the image brightness
when using 3D display mode. By selecting "Auto", image brightness through
the 3D glasses is automatically adjusted in conjunction with the "Scene
Note: The 3D display mode is automatically selected
when a 3D signal is detected. The recommended viewing angle and distance
for 3D viewing is 120° (left/right) at
MotionFlow XR 960: Sony's MotionFlow XR 960 technology
feature a precise backlight control that is synchronized with the liquid crystal
movement from frame-to-frame creating clearer, sharper moving images. MotionFlow XR
960 combines 240 frames-per-second with the TV's advanced full-array, LED backlight
system to simulate a 960 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 960 provides smooth and
precise detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports by
reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and
overall creating a clearer picture. You can select between 4 settings - Smooth,
Standard, Clear, or Clear Plus.
- Standard: Provides smooth picture movement for standard
- Smooth: Provides smoother picture movement for
- Clear: Reduces motion blur for high-speed picture
- Clear Plus: Reduces motion blur while maintaining
brightness for high-speed picture content.
CineMotion: This function
provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for
film-based content. There are two settings.
- Auto 1: Provides smoother picture movement that the original
- Auto 2: Displays film-based content with picture expression close
to the original by applying a film-specific process.
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.
Infinite Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Dynamic contrast ratio
compares the luminance of a 100 IRE (white) signal with that of a 0 IRE (black)
signal. When the TV receives a 0 IRE signal the backlight is turned off and the
luminance measurement is 0.00 cd/m2. The resulting dynamic contrast
ratio is infinite.
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.
Intelligent Presence Sensor: The Intelligent Presence Sensor is an
audience monitoring function. This feature detects facial patterns and viewer
movements via the built-in camera-based sensor for reduced power consumption and
comfortable TV viewing. The Intelligent Presence Sensor provides the following
- Presence Sensor: Monitors facial patterns and viewer
movements to reduce power consumption. If no viewer is detected, the screen
darkens, or the picture turns off while the sound stays on. You can also set
to switch the TV to standby mode after 30 minutes in picture off mode.
- Distance Alert: Identifies child viewers and ensures
that a suitable viewing distance is maintained. If children approach within
approximately 3' of the screen, the picture turns off with a warning message
and warning sound.
- Position Control: Detects the viewing position, adjusts
the volume balance between the left and right speakers, and optimizes the TV
Note: The TV's Intelligent Presence Sensor has a range
of 20' and can detect up to 5 viewers.
Screen Modes: You can choose from the following Screen
- 4:3 Source:
- Wide Zoom: enlarges the picture to fill a 16:9
screen, preserving the original picture as much as possible
- Normal: displays
a 4:3 picture in its original size; side bars are shown to fill the 16:9
- Full: stretches the 4:3 picture
horizontally, to fill the 16:9 screen
- Zoom: displays the cinemascopic (letter box format)
picture in the correct proportion
- Captions: stretches the picture horizontally to fill a 16:9
screen, while fitting captions in the screen
- 16:9 Source:
- Wide Zoom: enlarges
the picture to fill a 16:9 screen, preserving the original picture as
much as possible
- Normal: displays a 6:9 picture in its original size; side bars shown
for 4:3 image
- Full: displays
a 16:9 picture in its original size
- Zoom: displays the cinemascopic
(letter box format) picture in the correct proportion
- Captions: stretches the picture horizontally to fill a 16:9
screen, while fitting captions in the screen
- Auto Wide: Automatically changes screen settings base
upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Modes: You can select one of the following picture
- Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical viewing
- Cinema: For film-based content.
- 1: suitable for a theater-like environment.
- 2: suitable for basic home use
- Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
- Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
- Animation: Optimizes picture quality for viewing animations.
- Game: For gaming content.
- Standard: provides standard picture suitable for games
- Original: adjust the game picture according to your preference
- Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing graphics.
- Photo: For still-image
- Standard: optimizes picture quality for viewing
- Original: enhances the visual warmth of photographs
- Vivid: enhances contrast, sharpness, and
color of photographs
Custom: adjustment of detailed settings for viewing photographs and
storing your preferred settings
- Custom: Allows you to store your
- Backlight: adjust brightness of backlight
- Picture: adjusts picture contrasts
- Brightness: adjust brightness of picture
- Color: adjusts color intensity
- Hue: adjusts green and red tones
Temperature: adjust the whiteness of the picture
- Sharpness: adjust sharpness of picture
Note: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a
particular A/V input or for all inputs.
Advanced Video Settings: In
addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the
- Auto Light Limiter: Reduces glare such as in scenes where the
entire screen is white.
- LED Dynamic Control: Optimizes contrast by adjusting
brightness in individual sections of the screen.
- Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture for stronger
contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
- Detail Enhancer: Enhances the details of the picture.
- Edge Enhancer: Enhances the edges of the picture.
- Skin Naturalizer: Makes the texture of the skin smoother
(available for USB and Media server content). It can be set to High,
Medium, Low, or Off.
- 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.
Pro Picture Setup: The Pro Picture Setup menu allows
for Color Matrix and HDMI adjustments.
- Color Matrix: Reproduces the color-difference
signals. It is recommended to leave this at the factory default setting.
- HDMI Dynamic Range: Produces natural color by changing the luminance tone reproduction of HDMI input color signals.
Picture Adjustment Lock: This function prevents the television's
Picture Settings from being changed.
Twin Picture (PIP): This feature lets you watch two pictures
simultaneously. You can have view an image from a TV program and external input
(excluding PC) at the same time. One picture will be displayed as the main
image, while to other is displayed in an inset window or side-by-side. You can
flip-flop images and switch audio between the two images.
ARC (Audio Return Channel) Function: The Audio Return
Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data
"upstream" to an A/V receiver or surround audio controller, increasing system
flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection.
The ARC function enables digital output of sound using the television's HDMI In
1 port and can only be operated when the TV is connected to an audio receiver
that also supports the ARC function. When the Input Source of the television is
the TV (antenna), the ARC function allows audio from the TV to be heard through
a connected AV receiver via the television's HDMI 1 input. The audio is sent
from the TV to your receiver via a single HDMI cable without the need for
a separate optical cable.
Note: When connecting a digital audio system that is compatible
with Audio Return Channel (ARC) technology, connect to HDMI IN 1 with an
HDMI cable. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel
(ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is
Sound Position: The speakers of this TV provide different
sound images according to how you position the television. You can select
between "Table-Top Stand" or "Wall Mount/Floor Stand" to provide the best sound
quality based on the television's placement.
Sound Mode: You can customize the bass and treble or
use one of the three preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: Enhances both treble and
bass to make sound clear.
- Standard: Provides natural sound.
- Clear Voice: Make voice clearer by lowering
- Custom: Allows you to customize sound settings (Bass, Treble
Note: The TV's sound adjustments can be made for a particular A/V
input or for all inputs.
Equalizer: The TV is equipped with a 7-band EQ (100Hz, 200Hz, 500Hz,
1kHz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz). You can adjust the level of each band between -12 to
S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front surrounds provides a
virtual surround experience made possible using just two front speakers. You can
active a 3D mode to generate a virtual three-dimensional sound effect.
Sound Enhancer: The Sound Enhancer reproduces
clear sound by complementing high-frequency bands.
Advanced Auto Volume: The
Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the volume level constant across all
programs and advertisements.
Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume
level of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
Audio Outputs: The Sony
HDTV offers analog and digital audio outputs.
- Headphone/Analog Output: The TV's 3.5mm analog output can be used to connect a set of headphones or as an
audio output to connect your home theater receiver or soundbar system. You
can set the TV's analog output to Fixed or Variable. You can set the TV to
automatically mute the built-in speakers when a set of headphones are
- Digital Audio Output:
An optical digital output is provided to allow you to connect the unit to a
surround processor. The TV's digital audio output terminal outputs a Dolby
Digital or 2-channel down-mixed PCM signal for use with an external Dolby
Digital decoder or other external audio system with an optical audio input.
The TV's optical digital terminal will output audio from the television's
antenna, HDMI, and RCA inputs
PC Compatible: 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. 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 (640 x 480), SVGA
(800x 600), XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768/1360 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024),
and HDTV (1920 x 1080). 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
- Phase: Adjusts the phase when the screen flickers.
- Pitch: Adjusts the pitch when the picture has unwanted vertical
- 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
USB Port: The Sony TV features two USB (type-A
for sharing your photos (JPEG/RAW) or videos (AVCHD/MPEG), and listening to
music (MP3/WAV) from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB
storage device. The USB device must be formatted in FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32.
- Picture Frame: You can set photos in the connected USB
device to be displayed for a specified period
of time for a slide-show demonstration.
- Photomap: By connecting a digital still camera with GPS function to
the unit's USB port, you can display a photo with a map of the location where
the photo was taken. To use this feature, the TV also has to be connected to the
Internet to download map information.
Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony XBR-46HX929 is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) jack for connecting the television to your home
network and computer. Via the TV's Ethernet connection your can enjoy music,
video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also browse
internet content (text-based), listen to internet radio (via Bravia Internet),
and watch online movies (via Bravia Internet).
Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony TV features built-in Wi-Fi
which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The
TV's built-in Wi-Fi provides a wireless network connection for your TV with easy
and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and
enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. The television
also provides an Ethernet (LAN) port if you prefer a hardwired connection.
Note: A wireless connection requires a home network with
an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection.
Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content
from your home network, such as photo (JPEG), music (MP3/WAV), and
video (AVCHD/MPEG) files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA
Certified media server) on the Sony HDTV. The TV can be
connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection
(via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video,
and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Opera Internet Browser: The television's Ethernet
(LAN) port or built-in WiFi allows you to make a broadband Internet connection, so you can
connect to and access select web content through it's built-in Opera Internet
Browser. Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and Gracenote
Music Services. The built-in internet
browser also allows you to do basic keyword searches, so you can browse other
select websites (text-based only). Some web-pages maybe too large for download.
Note: Requires a broadband internet connection. The
Opera Internet Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet
and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use Sony's Bravia Internet
Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as a
gateway to Internet audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand
entertainment straight to your Sony TV. Once connection (via Ethernet or
built-in WiFi) to your network and setup is complete, Bravia Internet TV
allows you to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos,
and music from a large selection of entertainment apps. Currently Bravia
Internet Video offers the following online content (as of May 2011):
Bravia Internet Video Entertainment Library
|amazon instant video
||Sony Pictures Television
Note: Bravia Internet Video Requires home network with a
connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content).
Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed
and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees
and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice
(visit Sony.com for latest information regarding online content).
Bravia Internet Widgets: Bravia Internet Widgets deliver
interactive content when your TV is connected to the Internet. Widgets are small
downloadable applications that provide easy access to interactive content when
your TV is connected to the Internet. You can display a variety of information
on the screen. You are able to download these widgets directly to your TV screen
to quickly access news headlines, weather updates, or play games while you watch
TV. See what your friends are up to and view their latest postings on Twitter,
Facebook, and Flickr - all without interrupting your
TV viewing experience.
Skype Ready: You can enjoy free high-definition
Skype-to-Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room. The Sony XBR-46HX929 is Skype Ready, so you can easily
connect to your family and friends live on the Sony TV wherever they are with
Skype. Simply attach the Sony compact microphone/camera (available spring 2011,
sold separately) and see your friends on the big screen.
Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are done
through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software updates when the television is in standby
Monolithic Design: The television's Monolithic Design seamlessly blends into any room's décor.
When off, the television appears to be a single, uninterrupted sheet of black
Scene Mode: You can access the following scene modes
from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
- Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality according
to the input source.
Optimizes picture and sound quality for general content.
- Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like those in a
- Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like those in
- Animation: Lets you enjoy watching an animation with superb
picture and sound quality.
- 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
Rovi Guide: The Rovi On-Screen Guide provide up to 24 hours
of program information and easy personalization of program listings. You can
search for programs by category or keyword. You can organize the program
listings by profile (Move, Sports, Kids, etc..) and create your own profile to
organize your favorite programs, channels, or keywords.
Note: The Rovi On-Screen Guide is available with connection to
your cable service or with over-the-air antenna signal (not compatible with
Info Banner: The television's Info Banner
displays information about the currently viewed TV channel and program.
Favorites: The Favorites function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite TV
content. The Favorites menu manages your preferred TV channels, photos, music,
video content, and external inputs for quick and easy access. The Favorites
feature provides quick access to your frequently used items, such as preferred
TV channels or external inputs. In addition, your favorite media files, Internet
content. and Widgets can be shown in the Favorites screen.
Recommendations: The Sony TV also features a "Recommendations"
function which automatically analyzes your interests by referencing your viewing
history to find programs and items you may like, and presents them in the TV's
TrackID: This feature
searches for information about music and video you've heard and seen from the
TV. You can obtain information about music and video played on the current
program, external input, connected USB storage device, or network connection.
You can also start a new search for information about other audio/video content
by entering a keyword (track title, album name, and/or artist name).
Input/Channel Label: You can assign an icon or name
to an external input and connected equipment, as well as edit channel labels to
Close Captions (CC): The
Sony HDTV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The
Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.
ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony HDTV exceeds ENERGY STAR
requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as LightSensor
Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, Intelligent Presence Sensor and the
following PC Power Management functions.
- 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.
- 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
- Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no
input signal is detected for approximately 15 minutes.
- Energy Saving Switch: The TV's energy saving switch
eliminates standby power consumption without having to unplug the
television. Simply turn the Energy Saving Switch to off position and the TV
no longer draws energy from the power source.
Note: When the Energy Saving Switch is switched off,
power consumption is reduced. In addition, when the Energy Saving Switch is
switched off, you will not be able to perform functions such as saving clock
TV Timer: The TV Timer turns on the television from the
standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your
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.
i-Manual: The Sony TV comes with a Quick Setup Guide booklet. The TV's
full owner's manual can be accessed on the TV using the remote's i-Manual
Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR wireless remote
control (RM-YD057). The remote is designed for TV operation only, unless used
with Bravia Sync AV components connected by HDMI.
The remote's buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button. The remote control features two power buttons (one on the front of the remote
and one on the back of the remote).
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. Bravia Sync helps you connect
compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to
the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote
control. With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate
with Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics
Control). Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in
the television's menu. The television offers the
following Bravia Sync operations for the listed device.
- BD/DVD Player:
- Automatically turns the "Bravia" Sync-compatible equipment on and
switches the input to that equipment when you select it from the Home Menu
or Sync Menu.
- Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the connected
equipment when the equipment starts to play.
- Automatically turns the connected equipment off when you switch the TV
to standby mode.
- AV Amplifier:
- Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier on and switches the sound output from the TV speaker to the audio system when you turn the TV on. This function is only
available if you have previously used the AV amplifier to output TV sound.
- Automatically switches the sound output to the AV amplifier by turning
the AV amplifier on when the TV is turned on.
- Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier off when you switch the
TV to standby mode.
- Adjusts the volume (VOL +/-) and mutes the sound (MUTING) of the
connected AV amplifier through the TV's remote control.
- Video Camera:
- Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the connected
video camera when the connected video camera is turned on.
- Automatically turns the connected video camera off when you switch the
TV to standby mode.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the
connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.
RS-232 Control: This RS-232C, D-sub
9-pin port is used for receiving external control signals. The RS-232 port
extends 0.8125" from the rear-panel of the television, making the TV much deeper
than manufacturer specs.
Mobile Device Control: You can turn your iPhone, iPad, or
compatible Android phone into a versatile remote when you download the free
"Media Remote" app. Enjoy basic remote functions, a full QWERTY keyboard, plus
search for information about the movies you're watching on YouTube, Wikipedia,
Twitter, and many BRAVIA Internet Video services. Media Remote capability
requires TV firmware update, expected Spring 2011.
Note: Application must be downloaded from the iTunes
application store or Android Market application store. Check Android Market
from your device for compatibility. Requires that the TV and remote device
be connected to the same wireless network with the remote device connected
through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).
Tabletop Stand: The display comes supplied with a tabletop
pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The tabletop
stand allows the television to swivel 20° left or right. The
television weighs 52.9 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 300mm and a
vertical spacing of 300mm. The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws.
The TV weighs 42.8 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional
bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 11.875"
above the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached Power Cord: The television is equipped with an attached 5' AC
power cord terminated by a terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug. The AC
plug sits 1.4375" from the wall.