Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV: The Sony KDF-E55A20 Grand
Wega Rear Projection LCD TV has a built-in ATSC tuner that will receive
over-the-air and cable High Definition signals without the need for a separate
DTV set-top box. With its HD-compatible component video and HDMI inputs, the TV
can also display programs in High Definition from high-end DVD players and
set-top boxes. In addition, the TV also includes an NTSC tuner for analog
broadcasts, and is CableCARD ready.
CableCARD: CableCARD provides
cable subscribers with access to digitally encrypted cable channels without the
need for a separate set-top box. With CableCARD, you can receive both standard
definition and high definition programming. The CableCARD, provided by the cable
TV company, inserts into the TV's rear panel CableCARD slot.
Native Resolution: Since the
KDF-E55A20 has a display resolution of 1366 x 768, all input signals will be
displayed at 1366 x 768. The TV has three 0.87" Wide XGA LCD panels, one for
each RGB (red, green, blue) signal that each resolve 1.04 million pixels to
deliver a clear, crisp, precise picture.
WEGA Engine System: Sony's
Proprietary WEGA Engine System delivers superb picture quality from any video
source by minimizing the signal deterioration caused by digital to analog
conversion and stabilizing the signal processing. This engine features key
technologies engineered and designed by Sony:
- Composite Component Processor
(CCP-X): The first step in the digital processing system, Composite
Component Processor (CCP-X), enhances the input signal-to-noise ratio by
chroma decoder digital processing.
- DRC (Digital Reality
Creation)-MF V1: Unlike conventional line doublers, the DRC
Multifunction feature replaces the signal's NTSC waveform with the near-HD
equivalent by digital mapping processing. The DRC Palette option lets you
customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) to create
up to three custom palettes.
DRC Modes: You can choose from
the following DRC advanced video options:
- High Density: creates a
high-resolution picture with 4x density for high quality sources, such as a
DVD player or satellite receiver
- Progressive: recommended
for moving images
CineMotion 3/2 Pulldown Processing:
This function provides an optimized display by automatically detecting film
content and applying a reverse 3/2 pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear
clearer and more natural-looking.
Optical Engine: The Sony
optical engine provides a high-resolution picture from corner to corner across
the entire screen. It also renders an image with high-brightness utilizing a
132W UHP (Ultra High Pressure) Lamp (Model XL-2200) that you can easily replace.
Wega Gate: The Wega Gate screen
gives you access to the following options:
- Favorites: lets you store
and view up to 16 of your favorite programs
- Cable: takes you to the
most recently viewed channel on the cable input
- Antenna: takes you to the
most recently viewed channel on the antenna input
- External Inputs: lets you
select equipment that is connected to your TV
- Settings: lets you adjust
the Video, Audio, Screen, Channel, Parental Control, Setup, and Applications
Program Guide: This TV is
equipped to show program information if it is available from the station. The
Program Guide lets you review program information, and select both analog and
Video Mode: You can select
Vivid, Standard, or Custom. The Vivid setting enhances picture contrast and
sharpness. The Standard setting displays a standard picture for normal viewing
environments. The Custom setting displays a picture with minimum enhancements.
You can set a Video mode independently for each video input.
Wide Screen Modes:
You can select a default screen mode to use for 4:3 sources. While watching a
channel, you can use the Wide Mode button to cycle through the wide screen
modes. If the 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the wide screen mode
setting changes only for the current channel. When you change channels, the wide
mode is automatically replaced with the 4:3 Default setting. You can choose from
the following screen wide screen mode options:
- Wide Zoom: enlarges the
center portion of the picture and stretches the left and right edges to fill
- Normal: returns the 4:3
picture to normal mode with side bars to fill the screen
- Full: enlarges the 4:3
picture horizontally only to fill the wide screen
- Zoom: enlarges the 4:3
picture horizontally and vertically to an equal aspect ratio that fills the
Power Saving: You can view the
picture with reduced power consumption by selecting the Power Saving mode. The
picture becomes darker, but the black level is enhanced. To view the picture
without the benefit of Power Saving, you can select "Standard" mode.
Steady Sound: This
feature stabilizes the volume level, preventing unwanted blasts of sound during
Sound Effects: To enhance the
sound, you can select TruSurround XT, which adds a
three-dimensional sound to stereo programs, or Simulated, which adds a
surround-like effect to mono-channel programs. The sound effects can be turned
BBE: The BBE circuit adjusts
the phase relationships of the low, mid and high frequencies. The result is
improved sound with more impact.
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, or 90 minutes.
On Timers: This unit has two
timers that can be set by day, time, duration, and channel.
Optional TV Stand: The TV can
be mounted on the optional Sony SU-GW12 stand (item # 158SUGW12).
Multibrand Remote: The supplied
remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other
brands of A/V components, including DVD players, DVD/VCR combo units, HDD/DVD
combo units, VCRs, cable boxes, and satellite receivers.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI Inputs: The TV features an
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) input that provides an uncompressed,
all-digital audio/video interface between the TV and any HDMI-equipped device,
such as a DTV set-top box, DVD player or A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced or
high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio. You can also connect a
DVI-equipped device to the TV via an HDMI-DVI adapter cable. Since a DVI
connection does not output audio, you will also need to connect an audio cable
from the DVI-equipped device to the TV. The HDMI input has left and right RCA
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
Audio Out: The TV has a
rear-panel audio output, which consists of left and right RCA audio jacks. Using
the menu, you can choose Fixed or Variable audio output. The audio jacks are
only operable when the TV's built-in speakers are turned off.
Optical Output: You can use the
TV's optical digital audio output to connect a Dolby Digital/PCM-compatible
digital audio device, such as an audio amplifier.
Front Panel Inputs: For
connecting a game console or camcorder, the TV includes front panel inputs
(behind a drop-down panel) with stereo audio and composite and S-Video jacks.
For mono audio connections, you should use the left channel input.