X-tended Dynamic Range Edge-LED Backlighting w/ Local Dimming:
Sony's X-tended Dynamic Range Edge-LED backlighting with local dimming delivers pitch-black night scenes and
illuminates bright scenes that pop with vibrant color. Rather than illuminating
the entire screen, contrast is boosted in just the right areas for a more
TRILUMINOS Display Technology: Unique to Sony, TRILUMINOS
Display technology creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors; just the
way you want them. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues, and emerald greens are
displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look
better, too, with natural skin tones. It's all thanks to a new TRILUMINOS
display that gives images a heightened sense of depth.
X-Reality PRO Engine: Sony's X-Reality PRO Engine lets you
enjoy a vivid, lifelike picture experience by analyzing each scene
pixel-by-pixel so you see sharpened images, amazing contrast, and fine detail.
Blu-ray Disc movies, cable TV, satellite TV, and even Web videos each place
unique demands on the processing circuits of a TV. The X-Reality PRO Engine
helps get the best results from these different video sources by analyzing
texture, outline, contrast, and color reproduction. The X-Reality PRO Engine
will then analyze each scene pixel-by-pixel across 3-dimensions (Width, Height,
and Time) and uses sophisticated pattern matching to optimize the picture,
ensuring you always get the best images possible.
MotionFlow XR 480: Sony's MotionFlow XR 480
technology combines 120 frames-per-second with an advanced backlight blinking
system to simulate a 480 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 480 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 various settings.
- 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.
- True Cinema: Images, such as a movie created in 24fps
are reproduced at the original frame rate.
Automatic Intelligence: 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. 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
1080p Resolution: The Sony KDL-W950B 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-W950B series
TV is equipped with HDMI, Component,
and Composite video inputs.
- 4 HDMI Inputs: The KDL-W950B series TV is fitted with
four HDMI inputs to connect your high-definition sources; such as
Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable receiver, game system, and AV
receiver. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this
TV. The HDMI inputs will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i
- 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 (480i only) input instead.
- Composite Video: The composite video input will support
480i video signals only.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC)
and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a
separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or
unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
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.
MHL Compatible: The HDMI 1 input is designed for the
connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using
the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL
compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 1 (MHL) input using the HDMI cable that
is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video
and still images on the Sony TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR
remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause,
Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will
also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 1 input. To find MHL-certified
devices, go to
Passive 3D Technology (w/ glasses): The Sony KDL-W950B
series LED-LCD TV uses the same Passive 3D technology used to power 3D films in
today's movie theaters. The Sony LED-LCD TV creates stereoscopic
three-dimensional images using polarized glasses (2 pair included), making it
ideal for 3D movies and games. This passive 3D technology offers wider viewing
angles, no "flicker-effect", and less eye strain.
- Depth Control: You can adjust the depth of the 3D image
to your personal preference.
- 2D-to-3D Conversion: To ensure that you can enjoy 3D
any time you want, Sony has incorporated 2D-to-3D conversion, which allows
you to watch your favorite 2D movies, TV programs, or games in virtual 3D.
- SimulView Gaming: SimulView gaming presents 2 different
Full HD pictures at once on the LED-LCD TV, making it so each player sees
only their unique point of view across the entire screen while wearing
light, comfortable glasses (TDG-SV5P, sold separately) that don't need
batteries. There's already a growing collection of fun-filled PS3 games with
Note: The Sony LED-LCD TV can display in 3D via 3D
broadcasting or when the TV is connected to a compatible device, such as a
3D-ready Blu-ray player with 3D content. The TV must be connected to your 3D
source via HDMI (v.1.4) and you must wear the included passive 3D glasses in
order to see these images in 3D (three-dimensional) format.
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
||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 movies).
Automatically changes screen
settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Adjustments: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a
particular A/V input or for all inputs. You can also lock the television's picture adjustments to prevent the TV's Picture Settings
from being changed.
- Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture
- Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical
- Cinema: 1 (suitable for a theater-like environment), 2
(for basic home use).
- Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
- Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
- Animation: Optimizes picture quality for viewing
- Game: Standard (provides standard picture suitable for
games), Original (adjust the game picture according to your preference).
- Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing
- Photo: Standard (optimizes picture quality for viewing
photographs), Original (enhances the visual warmth of photographs), Vivid
(enhances contrast, sharpness, color of photographs), Custom: (adjustment of
detailed settings for viewing photographs and storing your preferred
- Custom: Backlight (adjust brightness of backlight),
Picture (adjusts picture contrasts), Brightness (adjusts brightness of
picture), Color (adjusts color intensity), Hue (adjusts green and red
tones), Color Temperature (adjusts the whiteness of the picture), and
Sharpness (adjusts sharpness of picture).
- Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features
- 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,
- Resolution: The Resolution function adjusts detail
and clarity of the picture.
- Detail & Reality Enhancer: Enhances the details of the
- Reality Enhancer: Adjusts the detail and noise from a realistic
- 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.
- Smooth Gradation: Creates smooth gradations on flat
surfaces of the picture.
- 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
- Digital Noise Reduction: The LED-LCD TV provides
Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) to help eliminate noise and create a clear
- MPEG Noise Reduction: MPEG Noise Reduction enhances
detail in whatever you're watching with meticulous processing. It even helps
clean up video from DVD, digital broadcasts, USB and PC sources so the
picture looks pristine and vivid.
- Dot Noise Reduction: Dot Noise Reduction reduces the dot noise
level of video images. ff.
- 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.
- Film & Sports Modes: The TV offers unique viewing modes
for enjoying movies and live sports events.
- CineMotion: This function provides improved picture
movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content.
- Football Mode: You can obtain more realistic picture and audio,
as though you are watching from the stands of the stadium.
PIP & PAP: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers PIP (picture in picture) and PAP
(picture and picture).
- PIP (Picture in Picture): Picture-in-Picture displays an image
from a connected PC (via HDMI) in full-screen and a TV program or external
analog input in an inset window. You can swap audio between the main
and sub window. You can also change the channel of the sub window. You cannot view another HDMI source in the
- PAP (Picture and Picture): This feature lets you watch two pictures
simultaneously. You can view an image from the component video or HDMI inputs in
the main window and a TV program or external analog input in the sub window. You can switch audio between the two images.
Wedged-Shape Design w/ Long Duct Speaker: The new wedged-shape design
of Sony LED-LCD TV saves space, while enhancing sound through larger speaker
capacity. Hear clear, full-range sound that comes from a long duct inside the
high-capacity speaker design. Audio frequencies resonate accurately through its
extended pipe-like structure, to deliver pure, solid bass. Unlike conventional
TVs that don't focus on optimal audio features, this TV comes with an enhanced
speaker to optimize overall home entertainment.
Note: 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" to provide the best sound quality based on
the television's placement.
ClearAudio+: Hear music, dialog, and surround effects with greater
clarity and separation, whatever you're watching. ClearAudio+ fine tunes TV
sound for an immersive, emotionally enriching experience through the following
audio features; S-Force Front Surround, ClearPhase, Voice Zoom, & Sound Booster.
- S-Force Front Surround: An immersive listening
experience with realistic clear, powerful 360 surround sound
- Voice Zoom: Clearer dialog and speech, even with
distracting background noise.
- ClearPhase: Produces smoother and more balanced low, mid and high
- Sound Booster: Enhances both treble &
bass in order to reproduce a more dynamic sound.
Sound Modes: The TV offers six preset
sound modes - Standard, Music, Cinema, Game, Sports, and Compressed Audio. If
the Sound Mode is set to Cinema, Sports, Music or Game, a surround sound
technology developed by Sony reproduces a virtual surround sound field. The TV is also equipped
with an adjustable 7-band EQ (100Hz, 200Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz) for
Volume Adjustment: The Sony TV employs Advanced Auto Volume
& Volume Offset, so your sources are always playing at the correct volume level.
The Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the volume level constant across all
programs and advertisements; it can be set to Normal, Night, or Off. Volume
Offset lets you adjust the volume level of the current input relative to other
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI
1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an
A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any
separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the
television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used
to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables
connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection,
inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard
through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The
audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB input can pass as Dolby
Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC
for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is
compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI IN 2
port. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel
(ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is
Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio
- 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 will need a
minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection
between the television and your AV receiver. 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. 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. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal
in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from the TV's
built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device. The optical
digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected
to the TV via HDMI, or RCA.
Optional Wireless Sub: You can use Sony's optional wireless subwoofer
(SWF-BR100, sold separately) to extend the bass response of the TV's sound.
Simply connect the wireless transceiver supplied with the SWF-BR100 wireless
subwoofer to the TV's analog audio output and USB port.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony KDL-W950B
series LED-LCD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's
network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on
your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies, via
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony KDL-W950B series LED-LCD
TV is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the
television to your home network and computer.
- WiFi (wireless LAN): The Sony TV offers built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your
home network. The TV's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection
for the television 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. 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.
WiFi Direct + MiraCast: When using
Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless
router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos &
videos) to the Sony TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct
completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up.
Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the
display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support
for Miracast) to the Sony TV. This allows you to view practically any content
that is playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen;
no wireless router or access point required.
Sony Entertainment Network: Once the Sony LED-LCD TV has
been connected to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your
favorite internet content delivered to the television via Bravia Internet Video,
the Opera TV Store, or the built-in web browser. You can stream movies, videos,
music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while the built-in web-browser lets
you search on-line content by URL. The Opera TV Store lets you download
additional apps. You can even stay connected with social networking apps. Click
here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content (over 200
- Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as
a gateway to online audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand
entertainment straight to the Sony TV. 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. You'll be able to enjoy some
of the web's most popular online movie services;
Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Flixster, and more. You can also listen to select music services
offered on the internet with this receiver. You'll be able to enjoy some of
the web's most popular internet radio services;
- Social Viewing: Social Viewing allows you to use your social
network services (like Facebook & Twitter) while watching content on your
TV. Enjoy chatting with your friends and check what others are saying about
the show from on-screen comments. You can even enjoy free high-definition Skype-to-Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room through this
Sony TV's built-in camera/microphone (adds 0.75" to the height of the TV). Or, you can use your MHL-connected mobile phone as your camera/speakerphone.
- Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a
collection of additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV
viewing. These apps range from videos, games, weather, news, world clocks,
and social networks.
- Opera Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Internet
Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony LED-LCD TV.
Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and Gracenote
Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to enter URLs
basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites (text-based
only). 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
Video service. Some web-pages maybe too large for download.
Note: Bravia Entertainment Network content requires
a 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.
Media Streaming: The Sony LED-LCD TV allows you to stream a variety of
audio, video, and photo content from USB (MSC) and Network (DLNA) devices. Compatible media formats include MP3/WMA/WAV music files,
MPEG/MP4/AVCHD/AVI/MKV/MOV video files, JPEG/MPO/RAW photo files.
- DLNA Certified:
DLNA certification allows
you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo , music,
and video files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC (or other DLNA
Certified media server/Android device) 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.
- Triple USB Ports: The Sony LED-LCD TV features three
USB (type-A) ports for sharing your photos or videos, and listening to music from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage
device. You USB-connected device must USB mass storage class compliant and be
formatted in FAT 16/32. The USB ports will also charge your connected devices
(max: 5V, 500A/800A).
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 mode. The tested TV contained software
version PKG2.053AAA (as of 4/11/2014). Visit the
Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.
Home Menu: The Home Menu can be displayed by pressing the HOME button
on the remote control. Various categories are displayed at the top of the Home
Menu. You can pick a category and play back content by selecting a thumbnail
from that category.
- Channel: You can view thumbnails of live and future broadcasts
and recorded content.
- Movies: You can watch movies from online movie service providers,
connected USB devices, or your home network.
- Photos: You can view photos from online service providers,
connected USB devices, or your home network.
- Music: You can play back music content from online music service
providers, connected USB devices, or your home network.
- Apps: You can launch a variety applications. Thumbnails of
featured applications and your favorite applications are displayed. You can
also choose to view all applications.
Content Search: The TV offers unique ways to search and
access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
- Program Guide: You can quickly find your preferred programs and
the detailed program information. The current program information and weekly
program guides for the next eight days are provided.
- Content Information Search: This feature searches for
information about the TV program you are watching, or the currently playing
music title/artist name on your TV, from an Internet database.
- Related Search: When the TV is connected to the
Internet, you can search for related content while watching various content
on the TV.
- Keyword Search: You can type in a keyword to search for
TV shows, movies, and music. Simply enter in the track title, album name, or
Scene Select: You can access the following Scene Select
modes from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
- Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality
according to the input source.
- General: Optimizes picture and sound quality for
- Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like
those in a theater.
- Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like
those in a stadium.
- Animation: Lets you enjoy watching an animation with
superb picture and sound quality.
- Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed
- 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
Closed Captions + Input/Channel Label: The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed
Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text,
font, and size. You can assign an icon or name to an
external input and connected equipment, as well as edit analog channel labels to your
ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony LED-LCD TV exceeds ENERGY STAR
requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor
Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management
- Power Saving: This feature reduces the power
consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's screen. 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.
Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers a TV timer and Sleep 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
preference. 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.
You can also block specific channels. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password.
You can also block
certain channels 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 button.
Dual Remotes: To operate the TV, you can use either the included
touchpad remote control or the IR (infrared) remote control. Using the touchpad
remote control, basic operation of TV's functions and settings can be made by
simply sliding and pressing your finger across the touchpad the remote. Thanks
to touchpad control, videos, photos, or even Internet content (like Netflix) can
be accessed with just a swipe or flick of your finger. To use buttons that are
not on the Touchpad Remote Control, use the on-screen key pad. Because the
touchpad remote control operates via Bluetooth, you will need to register remote
with the TV before use.
Note: In addition, you can program the remote through the TV's menu to
operate your satellite/cable box and home theater receiver, using the included
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 device on and switches the input to that device when you
select it from the Home Menu or Sync Menu. Automatically turns the TV on and
switches the input to the connected device when the device starts to play
- 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. Controls menu operation, playback, and channel
selection of the connected video camera through the TV's remote
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only
available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync
TV SideView Remote App: With the free Sony TV SideView App,
you can control the Sony KDL-W950B series TV and browse its content from your
Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+). Simply
download the this app from the
iTunes App Store or
Google Play Store onto your compatible device. The TV SideView App will
allow your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote control and
software keyboard for the Sony LED-LCD TV. You'll be able to search what's
available to watch on broadcast stations and video on-demand apps. You can even
pull up the TV's channel guide on your smartphone or tablet without interfering
with the what you're watching on the TV. You also get to learn more about the
show you're watching right now, like cast and episode details. In addition, you
can tweet about what you're watching from your mobile device or see what fellow
fans are tweeting about in real time. You'll also be able to stream your videos,
pictures, and music stored on your Apple iOS/Android device to the TV.
Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB- or
and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You
can move the cursor with the mouse and enter text with the USB keyboard. Not
all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Mounting Feet: The Sony TV comes supplied with with two
mounting feet which allow the television to be placed on an AV stand or inside a
cabinet. The mounting feet must be attached using the supplied hardware. There
are two mounting options for the feet which varies the footprint width; the feet
can be mounted with a footprint width of 17.5" or 48.875". The
television weighs 44.5 lbs with the stand attached. This TV does not swivel.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The television can be wall
mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The TV has 4
threaded screw inserts with a spacing of 300mm (h) x 300mm (v), and comes with 4
wall-mount adapters. These adapters must be installed into the 4 threaded screw
inserts in order to attach a
wall-mount bracket to the TV; this is due to the wedge-shape design of the TV and
the space needed
for the TV's rear-panel jacks. The wall-mount adapters will
accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 43.0 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 power cord sits out 0.4375" from the back of the TV. The AC plug sits 1.375" from the wall.