Inputs and Outputs
Hi-Scan 1080i Display (DTV Receiver
Compatible): Two component video inputs allow you to connect
an optional DTV receiver or a source with component video outputs (either
standard NTSC or 480p, such as DVD players). This television is capable of
receiving 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i digital TV formats. However, this unit is
not capable of displaying a 720p format signal as it is. When the 720p format
signal is received, it is converted into a 480p format signal. Note:
One input is for use with normal NTSC component video only. When using a
Digital TV receiver or a DVD player with 480p output, you must use the Video 5
57" projection television has a cinema-like
16:9 aspect ratio.
DRC (Digital Reality
Creation): Allows you to enjoy a very high resolution picture from any
standard NTSC image by using digital processing to turn all NTSC images to 960i
resolution (which is about 4 times the resolution of a standard NTSC image).
This helps to give you a finer, more detailed picture and decrease the
visibility of scanning lines by doubling the number of scanning lines and pixels
per line for four times the original picture resolution. DRC is not
available when Video input 5 is used.
3D Digital Comb Filter:
Sony's best comb filter uses frame memory to compare each TV scanning line with
the corresponding line in the previous and following frames - in addition to the
lines above and below. This gives maximum resolution and reduces video noise.
Advanced Velocity Modulation
Scanning: This system varies the electron beam speed to render high-contrast
picture edges more effectively, giving you superior picture detail.
Flash Focus All Digital
Alignment System: With the touch of one button, you can converge the
picture by aligning the red, green, and blue picture tubes. This allows you to
watch a perfectly converged picture without having to spend a long time manually
converging the picture or having to call in a service technician. A series of
cross hatches appear on the screen and the convergence is set in about 30
seconds. Note that the set should be allowed to warm up for about 30
minutes prior to convergence and the set should be converged when it is first
Microfocus Picture Tubes: Uses
an extended neck, reducing beam spot size by 25% for a highly detailed, sharp
Microfocus lenses: Made
up of 1 glass and 3 acrylic lenses for a flatter focus plane.
Brightview Dual Component
Screen: Delivers 10% better color contrast and 30%
higher brightness than Sony's previous designs.
Multi-Image Driver: Gives
you the following functions (not available from Video input 5):
- Two tuner Picture in Picture
- Twin View: Allows you to
watch two channels simultaneously, both in a reduced screen size. You can
change the size of both pictures as desired, and can zoom in on either of
the two pictures, alternate sound between the two pictures and freeze the
- Channel Index: Allows you to
display up to 12 channels simultaneously and select whichever one you want.
The current channel is displayed in a reduced size in the center of the
screen while up to 12 other channels appear around the main screen. The
smaller images are updated once a second.
- Favorite Channel: Allows you
to directly access up to 8 channels.
Dolby Pro Logic Sound System: Allows
you to enjoy high-quality surround sound without having to use a separate A/V
receiver and loudspeakers. The unit uses two 4" tweeters and two 6
3/8" woofers for the mains and two 4" speakers for the center channel.
Optional rear channel speakers (not supplied) can be connected to the spring
clip terminals on the rear of the projection television. Power output is 20
watts for all 5 channels.
Sound Modes: Besides
standard Dolby Pro Logic or stereo, you can also select 3 Stereo, Simulated
surround for mono sources, Live, or Game modes
V-Chip Parental Control: This
allows you to limit the shows that can be viewed based on the television rating
system. This system uses a user selected 4-digit password to block programs from
children based on TV Ratings and contents; Movie Ratings and Unrated programs.
Note that the unit has three preselected categories (Child, Youth, and Young
Adult) or you can select the exact restrictions you want by using a Custom
setting. After setting Parental Control "On", you must enter the
password to view blocked programs. Note that if you forget the password you can
enter the master password of 4357 which allows you to create a new password.
Sleep Timer: You can select 30,
60, or 90 minutes.
- Mode: You can select Vivid,
Standard, Movie, Game or Pro. The Vivid setting enhances picture contrast
and sharpness. The Standard setting displays a standard picture for normal
viewing environments. The Movie setting displays a finely detailed picture
for low light environments. The Game setting is optimized to display
graphics. The Pro setting displays a picture with minimum enhancements.
- Picture Adjustment: Picture,
Brightness, Color, Hue, and Sharpness can be adjusted for each mode.
- Color Temperature (Color
temperature): You can select Cool, Neutral or Warm. The Cool
setting gives the white colors a bluish tint. The Neutral setting gives the
white colors a neutral tint. The Warm setting gives the white colors as
- NR (Picture Noise Reduction):
This feature reduces picture noise and can be turned On or Off.
- Dynamic Picture (Black Intensity
Adjustment): You can select On or Off. When set to On, this feature
emphasizes the black level and produces a bolder dynamic picture.
- Sound Adjustment: You can
adjust bass, treble and balance.
- MTS/SAP: You can select
Stereo, SAP, or Mono.
- Speaker: You can select All
on, L/R Off, All off, or Center In which lets you use this unit's center
speaker as your center speaker when using a receiver with Dolby Pro Logic.
- Effect: You can select Pro
Logic (standard Dolby Pro Logic), 3 Stereo (the sound of the rear channel is
output from the main speakers), Simulated (adds a surround effect to mono
programs), Live (simulates a concert hall), Game (for video games) or Off.
- Surround Level: Allows you
to adjust the sound levels of the unit's center and rear speakers and the
balance between the main left and right speakers. Note that a test
tone is included.
- Daylight Saving: You can
turn auto daylight saving time On or Off.
- Current Time Set: Allows you
set the current time.
- On/Off timers: Two Timers
allow you to set an On/Off time for a maximum of 6 hours
Wide Screen Mode Menu:
- Auto Wide: You can select On
or Off. When set to On, the television automatically displays a picture with
an ID-1 (aspect ratio recorded) signal of 480i format in an optimum wide
screen mode. Additionally, it displays a normal 4:3 picture in Normal mode,
a letterbox picture in Zoom mode and a 4:3 squeezed picture in Full mode.
- Wide Mode: You can select
Normal, Wide Zoom, Zoom, or Full for the 4:3 or letterbox picture to fill
the 16:9 screen.
- V Center: Allows you to
adjust the position of the picture vertically within the screen (available
only in Zoom and Wide Zoom modes).
Channel Set Up Menu:
- Channel Skip: After Auto Set
Up, you can erase unwanted TV channels from the channel preset memory.
- Channel Caption: Allows you
to label up to 32 stations with up to 4 characters each.
- Cable: Can be set to On or
Off. Should be set to On if the television is connected to a cable system
and set to Off if the television is connected to an antenna.
- Auto Program: The television
automatically programs all receivable channels. This feature can be turned
On or Off.
- Favorite Channel: Allows
quick access to up to 8 favorite channels that you select.
- Channel Fix: Locks the
selection of this unit's input when it is being used with external equipment
such as a cable box.
Set Up Menu:
- Parental Control: Allows you
to block TV programs that are unsuitable for children.
- Caption Vision: Allows you
to select CC1, 2, 3 or 4; Text 1, 2, 3 or 4.
- Select Out: Allows you to
select which input source is output from the A/V output on this unit.
- Language: Allows you to
select English or Spanish for menu displays.
- Video Label: Allows you to
use preset labels to label Video 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. You can label Video 1
VHS, 8mm, Beta, LD, Sat, DVD, AV Receiver, Skip, or Video 1. You can label
Video 2-4 VHS, 8mm, Beta, LD, Sat, DVD, Skip, or Video 2-4. You can label
Video 5 DTV, DVD, Skip, or Video 5.
- Direct Play: Allows you to
switch the input mode from the TV to a Sony VCR, Laserdisc or DVD Player
when the playback button on the remote control is pressed.
- Freeze Mode: Freezes the
picture into a still. There are two modes, Normal which freezes the whole
screen and Twin, which freezes the desired picture on the left side of the
screen while the normal picture is displayed on the right side of the
- DTV Input: Used to select
the correct input when an optional Digital TV Receiver is connected to this
set. You can select RGB when the G/B/R/HD/VD jacks of Video 5 have been used
or Y PB PR when the Y/PB/PR jacks of Video 5 have been used. If you select
the wrong input the picture color will not be correct.
remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other
A/V components. Several controls are located under a lid that covers the top
half of the remote. A joystick allows you to move the on-screen selector in
eight directions, making menu navigation simple and efficient. The
numeric keypad, volume control and channel up/down buttons glow in the dark
controls the following VCRs:
& Howell (M. Ward)
2000 (M. Ward)
controls the following DVD Players:
controls the following DBS:
controls the following cable boxes:
controls the following Laserdisc Players:
Front Panel Inputs (under
- Video 2 Input: Stereo RCA
jacks, RCA composite video jack and S-video jack.
Rear Panel Inputs and Outputs:
- Video 1 Input: Stereo
RCA jacks, RCA composite video jack and S-video jack.
- Video 3 Input: Stereo
RCA jacks, RCA composite video jack and S-video jack.
- Video 4 Input: Stereo RCA
jacks, RCA composite video jack, S-video jack, and Component video jacks (P/Pb/Pr).
Note: This input is for use with normal NTSC component video only. When
using a Digital TV receiver or a DVD player with 480p output, you must use
the Video 5 component input.
- Video 5 (DTV) Input: This
video input is for use with Digital TV sources (such as a Digital TV set top
box) or a DVD Player with 480p component video output. Besides a stereo
audio input there are a total of 5 video jacks which are all RCA jacks. Two
of them are HD and VD which are found on some Digital TV Boxes. The other
three are the component input which is Y/G, Pa/B and Pr/R. This component
input is used when you have a DVD player with 480p output, a Digital TV
receiver with component output, or is used along with the HD and VD input if
you have a Digital TV receiver with G/B/R/HD/VD video output. Please note
that different digital TV formats have varying optimal convergence alignment
so the Flash Focus feature should be used when you switch between formats.
Also, the following functions will not function when using the Video 5
input; Freeze, PIP including Twin View, Channel Index, Favorite Channel,
Select Out, Direct Play or Parental Control.
- Out: Stereo RCA jacks, RCA
composite video jack.
- Aux Coax Input: Female RF
- VHF/UHF Coax Input: Female
RF coax input.
- Control S: Mono mini-jack
input and output.
- Rear Speaker Output (8 ohm):
Spring clip left and right rear speaker outputs for optional surround
- Center Speaker Input: Spring
clip connector. This input is used to send the center speaker output of a
Dolby Pro Logic receiver to this unit so that the center channel speaker of
this unit can be used. Note that this input presents an 8 ohm load and
will handle 60 watts nominal, 120 watts maximum.
- Audio Outputs: Two sets of
stereo RCA jacks, one is fixed and the other is variable.
Note: Picture tube
parts warranty is 2 years.