Clear Resolution Enhancer: Fine details and textures appear
in whatever you're watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony's advanced
noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened
contrast and depth.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and
Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive
and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The Sony KDL-BX520 series television has a HD native
resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). All video signals from
standard definition and high definition sources are displayed at 1920 x 1080. The Sony KDL-BX520 series
TV is equipped with HDMI, Component,
and Composite video inputs.
- 2 HDMI Inputs: The KDL-BX520 series features
inputs. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. The HDMI input
will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The
rear HDMI 1 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.
- Component Video Input: The component video input will
accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. If needed,
the component video input can be used as a composite video input instead.
- Composite Video Input: The TV is also equipped with a side-panel
composite video (480i only) input.
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.
Motionflow 120Hz Technology: Motionflow is a proprietary
technology that displays TV broadcasts at an outstanding high-frame rate. By
displaying pictures at a higher frame rate than standard, Motionflow reduces
motion artifacts in high-speed sports footage for smooth, natural motion
reproduction. This allows you to experience smooth motion detail and clarity
using Motionflow 120Hz technology. Motionflow 120Hz technology doubles the frame
rate from the standard 60 frames per second and applies Image Blur Reduction
technology to deliver a crisp, fluid and realistic viewing experience during
fast-action scenes. The Motionflow 120Hz feature has three settings to choose
from - High, Standard, or Off.
LightSensor Technology: The TV's built-in Light Sensor automatically
adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. As a
result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and save energy
without lifting a finger.
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.
Wide Mode: The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the screen
display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Based on the
original signal source, you may see black bars around the picture or just on the
both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will see the picture fill the full
||16:9 Original Source
||4:3 Original Source
||Enlarges the picture to fill the screen
with minimal distortion.
||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.
||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original
aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p
||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).
||Displays the picture at its original size.
||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally
only to fill the screen.
||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both
vertically and horizontally.
||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture
proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox
Automatically changes screen settings based
upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture
- Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
- Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical
- Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
- Game (Standard/Original): For standard picture suitable
for games, or adjust the game picture according to your preference.
- Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing
- Photo: For standard viewing of photographs.
- Custom: Allows you to store your preferred settings for
Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness,
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.
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.
- Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture for stronger
contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
MPEG Noise Reduction: This
feature reduces the picture noise in MPEG-compressed videos. This is effective
when viewing a DVD or digital broadcast. You can set the level of noise
reduction to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
CineMotion: This function
provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for
Picture Adjustment Lock: This function prevents the television's
Picture Settings from being changed.
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.
- Custom: Allows you to customize sound settings (Bass, Treble,
Surround: Allows you to select the suitable surround effects
depending on the genre of TV program (movie, sport, music, etc.) or video game.
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.
Audio Outputs: The Sony TV offers analog & digital audio
- Analog Output: The TV's stereo RCA analog audio output
is used to connect your home theater receiver or soundbar system. The TV's analog audio output terminal will output 2ch
audio from any of the television's source inputs. You can set the TV's
analog output to Fixed or Variable.
- 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. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal
in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital
broadcast channel through the tuner on the TV. The optical digital audio
output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via
HDMI, RCA, or USB.
USB Port: The Sony LCD TV features a USB (type-A) port for
sharing your photos (JPEG) or videos (MPEG1/MPEG2), and listening to music (MP3)
from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage
- Photo Playback Auto Start: The TV automatically displays the
thumbnail view screen when the TV is turned on and a digital still camera or
other USB device storing photo files is connected to the TV's USB port.
- Picture Frame: Allows you to display a photograph on the screen
for a selected period of time. After that period, the TV automatically
switches itself into standby mode.
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 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. 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
- Sharpness: Phase (fine tunes overall sharpness), Pitch (adjusts
- 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
PIP: Picture-in-Picture displays an image from a connected
PC (via PC-input or HDMI) in full-screen and a TV program other external input
in an inset window. You can swap audio between the main and sub window. If you have your PC connected via HDMI, you cannot
view another HDMI source in the inset window.
Scene Mode: You can access the following scene modes
from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
- Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like those in a
- Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like those in
- 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
- General: No optimized picture or sound according to the input
- Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality according
to the input source.
Favorite Menu: The Favorites Menu function makes it easy to
quickly access your favorite channels and video inputs (up to channels and/or
Input/Channel Label: This feature allows you to assign
labels to the television's inputs and your favorite channels. You can create
station call letters (up to seven characters) to the channel numbers. You can
assign a preset label (Cable, Receiver, Satellite, VCR, DVD/BD, DVR, Audio System, Home Theater, Game, Camcorder, Digital Camera, PC, Skip) to the TV's HDMI, Video, Component
Video or PC inputs.
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.
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
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 TV.
Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no input
signal is detected for a certain period of time.
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.
Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of the television. 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. 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
Tabletop Stand: The Sony television comes supplied with a
tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 71.6 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
62.8 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 AC Power Cord: The television if fitted with an
attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug.
The AC plug sits 1.75" from the wall.