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-46S504 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 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.
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) With Dynamic Backlight Control:
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. This powerful combination of features
adjusts the brightness of the backlight both to optimize image quality and
reduce power consumption. It works in real time, controlling bright outdoor
images and dark interior shots scene by scene for better video quality and a
reduction in power use. Part of the cinematic
drama in film-making comes from details found in shadows and dark areas of the
picture. 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. Sony's Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)
builds on the TV's excellent on-contrast ratio performance of 3,000:1. A Dynamic
Contrast Ratio of up to 20,000:1 is achieved by using real-time image processing
to adjust the contrast along with optimizing backlight levels.
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.
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 (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 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
- Full Pixel: Display the picture in its native resolution for
720p, 1080i, and 1080p formats only (excluding Cable/Antenna input)
- Auto Wide: Automatically
changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Screen Settings: The Sony LCD TV offers the following screen
- Vertical Center: Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down.
- Vertical/Horizontal Size:
Adjusts the vertical and/or horizontal size of the picture.
- Phase: Adjusts to fine
tune overall sharpness of picture.
Picture Mode: You can select
one of the following picture modes:
- For Video:
- 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
allows you to store your preferred settings for Backlight, Picture,
Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness, Noise Reduction.
- Video: enhances the video shown on the screen
- Text: enhances the text shown on the screen
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
- Live Color: makes colors
more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones
- White Balance: adjust the
color temperature color by color
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
Game Mode: This mode optimizes the enjoyment of fast paced
video games where response time is important.
Picture Adjustment Lock: This function prevents the television's
Picture Settings from being changed.
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, Vertical Position and Wide
Mode of the picture.
Favorite Menu: The Favorites Menu function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite channels and video inputs.
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): DVD, VCR, Blu-ray, Cable Box, Satellite, DVR,
Game, Camcorder. Or you can also select a custom nine character label for each of these inputs.
Input/Channel Block: This feature allows you to block
or inputs regardless of program ratings.
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.
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
- Standard: suitable for spoken
- Clear Voice: suitable for spoken dialogue
- Custom: allows you to customize sound settings (Bass, Treble
- TruSurround XT: Produces a realistic surround sound experience
using only the television's built-in speakers.
- 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.
Energy Star 3.0 Certified: Sony S-series HDTVs exceed Energy Star 3.0
requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as Light
Sensor technology that adjusts backlight intensity based on ambient room
lighting conditions, Dynamic Backlight Control that adjusts backlight
intensity based on the brightness of the image on the screen, and PC Power
- Backlight: This feature reduces the power consumption by turning
off the backlight.
- Light Sensor: In the menu, you
can activate the automatic picture brightness control. A light sensor measures
the amount of ambient light in the room and adjusts the picture brightness level
- PC Power Management: This feature automatically places
the television in Standby mode when there is not signal input for more than
Note: Energy Star Rating for this TV: Power On (195 watts),
Standby (0.3 watts).
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, 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
Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR wireless remote
control (RM-YD028). 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. 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
- Automatically turn on
equipment listed under the External Inputs in the menu.
- Equipment operation such a Play, Pause, Fast
Forward, Reverse, and Stop.
- When a Sony A/V receiver
with BRAVIA Sync is connected the following
additional operations are possible:
- Turning on the A/V
receiver when the TV is turned on
switching the A/V receiver's
input to the TV
- Adjust the volume
and muting of the A/V receiver with the TV's remote
Tabletop Stand: The display comes supplied with a tabletop
pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 56.2 lbs with the stand attached.
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 49.8 lbs without the stand.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
KDL-46S504 features three HDMI
inputs (1 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 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.
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.
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.
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. Dolby Digital Audio signal from
the HDMI input will be output as PCM.