Inputs and Outputs Notes
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.
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-46V2500 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 two HDMI inputs can
accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals, and the two component video
inputs can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i signals.
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
- Custom: allows you
to store your preferred settings for Backlight,
Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness, and Noise
Advanced Video Settings: In
addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the
Corrector: enhances black
areas of the picture for stronger contrast
- Advanced Contrast Enhancer:
automatically optimizes the backlight and contrast
- 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
- Color Space: select the
range of color reproduction from Wide to Normal
- MPEG Noise Reduction:
reduces the mosaic effect picture noise in MPEG-compressed video
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
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
Steady Sound: Steady Sound
equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and
To enhance the sound, you can choose one of the following effects:
- TruSurround XT:
Adds a three-dimensional sound to stereo programs
- Simulated Stereo:
Adds a surround-like effect to mono-channel programs
BBE: To give the sound more
impact, you can add BBE, which compensates for phase effects in speakers. You
can select High, Low, or Off.
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
Favorite Channel: This feature
allows you to store and quickly access 16 of your favorite analog channels and
16 of your favorite digital 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 six
video inputs can be labeled with names (VCR, DVD, Satellite, etc.) instead of
video 1, video 2, video 3, etc.
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 Y. 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 and 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 6 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing
of 16-1/8". The vertical spacing is 9" from top to middle screws, 12-1/16" from
top to bottom screws, and 3" from middle to bottom screws. The screw holes
all accept M5 (5mm)
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The KDL-46V2500 features two HDMI
inputs. One input also has
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.
Note: The HDMI input
will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. It will not
support a PC.
Component Video Inputs: The
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 Inputs: For
convenience, there is an A/V input on the left side panel of the TV.
Included are stereo RCA inputs, a composite video input, and an S-video input.
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. 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.