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-32XBR9 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 four 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.
4 HDMI Inputs: The KDL-32XBR9 features four HDMI inputs (1
Rear/3 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
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.
2 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.
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.
Motionflow 120Hz Technology: Motionflow 120HZ technology doubles
the frame rate to help remove judder in film sources, HD content, and broadcast movies
and primetime programming, creating smoother, more fluid motion that delivers a natural
and realistic viewing experience.
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 4,000:1.
A Dynamic Contrast Ratio of up to 40,000:1 is achieved by using real-time image
processing to adjust the contrast along with optimizing backlight levels.
Xross Media Bar (XMB) Interface: Sony's award-winning Xross Media
Bar provides a logical and fast way to access set up menus, user controls, and more.
The on-screen display comes to life by pushing the XMB menu button on the remote.
Navigation through the menus is smooth and fast.
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
- 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
- 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
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
- For Video:
- Vivid: enhances picture contrast
- Standard: displays a standard
picture for typical viewing environments
- Cinema: used to view film-base
content; suitable for viewing in a theater-like
- Custom: allows you to store your
preferred settings for Backlight, Picture, Brightness,
Color, Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness, Noise
- Video: enhances the video shown
on the screen
- Text: enhances the text shown on
Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode, the
Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following:
- Gamma: adjusts the balance between
bright and dark areas of the picture
- Clear White: emphasizes white and
- 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 more natural-looking.
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.
Sound Settings: The Sound Settings menu allow you to make the
- Sound Mode: You can customize the bass
and treble or use one of the two preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: enhances both
treble and bass
- Standard: suitable for
- Clear Voice: suitable for
- Custom: allows you to customize
sound settings (Bass, Treble and Balance).
- TruSurround XT: Produces a realistic
surround sound experience using only the television's built-in
- Steady Sound: Steady Sound equalizes
volume levels so there is consistent output between programs
- Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume level
of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other
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
Digital Audio Output: The rear-panel Optical digital output
connects to the optical digital input of your digital audio equipment which is
PCM compatible (output is PCM only).
USB Port: The Sony TV offer easy access to JPEG photos stored
on a connected USB mass storage memory device. The USB type-A port is located on
the side TV panel. The television supports photo resolutions from 16 x 16 to 8192
x 8192 pixels. You can view your still images one at a time, in a thumbnail view,
or as a slide show (with music). You can also rotate images.
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.
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.
Favorite Menu: The Favorites Menu function makes it easy to
quickly access your favorite channels and video inputs.
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 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 seven character
label for each of these inputs.
Input/Channel Block: This feature allows you to block certain
channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.
Caption Vision/Info 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.
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified: Sony V-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 Management.
- 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 accordingly.
- PC Power Management: This feature
automatically places the television in Standby mode when
there is not signal input for more than 5 minutes.
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 password.
Wireless Remote 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 input.
- Automatically turn on equipment listed under the
External Inputs on the XMB when selected.
- 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
- Automatically 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 control
Tabletop Stand: The display comes supplied with a tabletop
pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The television
weighs 29.6 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 7-7/8" (200mm) and a vertical spacing
of 7-7/8" (200mm). The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs
26.9 lbs without the stand.