Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV: The Sony KDF-55E2K 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 a QAM digital cable tuner.
Native Resolution: The
KDF-55E2K has a native resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels with a 130-degree
horizontal and 60-degree vertical viewing angle.
3 LCD Panels:
The 3LCD technology
provides a bright picture, with high detail and natural color. The TV uses three
tiny LCD chips (0.73") with a combined resolution of over 2.76 million pixels.
The light from a high output UHP lamp shines into a filtering system that splits
the beam into red, green, and blue light streams. Each color goes through its
own LCD chip, which passes or blocks the light. The three beams are then
instantaneously recombined and sent to the projection lens. This provides an
incredibly detailed picture with vivid color.
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 an
ultra high pressure
100W lamp (Model XL-2400) that you can easily replace. The TV also utilizes a
high performance, large diameter hybrid projection lens (F2.4).
WEGA Engine System: The WEGA
Engine system is the core video processing system that was designed to bring
cutting-edge picture quality to your Sony TV. Its fully digital
signal-processing path includes video processing functions that have been
designed and optimized to improved overall picture quality for your Sony rear
projection LCD. The WEGA Engine System includes the following:
- High-speed A/D
(analog-to-digital) converters for wide-range gradation capture of analog
- 3-D Y/C Comb Filter for
minimizing cross color and dot structure artifacts
- Digital MPEG Noise Reduction
Circuit, which reduces MPEG artifact such as "block noise" and "mosquito
nosie" caused by the compression used to maximize bandwidth in digital
- Digital Temporal 3-D Noise
Reduction (pixel-by -pixel basis)
- Digital Motion Adaptive I/P
(interlace-to-progressive), as well as Edge Adaptive I/P deintrlacing
conversion, which improves resolution in video with motion.
Advanced Iris is a special
function designed to improve brightness and contrast expression especially in
darker scenes. It is accessed inside the Picture Menu and offers 2 Auto settings
and 3 Manual settings. Auto 1 and Auto 2 are dynamic adjustments that
automatically open and close the iris according to the gamma level of the
picture on the screen. Auto 1 is best used for viewing video content that has a
large variation in brightness from scene to scene. Auto 2 is best for viewing
video content that has less variation in brightness from scene to scene. The 3
manual settings (High, Medium and Low) can be used to adjust the iris opening to
allow the best possible picture viewing depending on ambient room lighting
conditions. For instance, High works well for viewing in brightly lit rooms. Low
is a good setting for viewing in low light conditions.
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.
HDMI and PC
Connectivity: Designed for maximum versatility, the rear projection LCD is
equipped with a comprehensive range of input interfaces. The HDMI
(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industry-supported,
uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI technology supports
enhanced or High Definition video, together with digital audio to provide
matchless image and sound reproduction. PC connectivity is also accommodated via
HDMI so now you can use your Sony rear projection LCD TV with your PC.
MENU: The MENU 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
TV 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
PC Wide Mode: You can select
between the following settings.
- Normal: displays the
picture in its original size
- Full 1: enlarges the
picture to fill the display area, keeping its original aspect ratio
- Full 2: enlarge the
picture to fill the display area
- Zoom: enlarge the picture
horizontally and vertically to an equal aspect ratio that fills the wide
- Auto Wide: automatically
switches the wide mode based on the input signal
Picture Mode: You can quickly
and easily change picture settings with one of the following Picture Modes.
- Vivid: enhances picture
contrast and sharpness
- Standard: standard picture
- Custom: displays a picture
with minimum enhancements
Color Temperature Control: You
can choose from four color temperatures.
- Cool: gives the white
colors a blue tint
- Neutral: gives the white
colors a neutral tint
- Warm 1 or Warm 2: select
to give the white colors a red tint
Unlike conventional line
doublers, the DRC Multifunction feature replaces the signal's NTSC waveform with
the HD equivalent, while doubling the number of vertical and horizontal lines.
This results in four times the density for quality sources, such as DVD,
satellite and digital camcorders. 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 still images
- DRC Palette: lets you
customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity).
Steady Sound: This
feature stabilizes the volume level, preventing unwanted blasts of sound during
Sound Mode: There are three
Sound Modes that you can choose from to set bass and treble.
- Dynamic: enhances treble
- Standard: suitable for
- Custom: flat setting which
you can independently go in and change the bass and treble settings to your
TruSurround XT: This feature adds a
three-dimensional sound to stereo programs using just the television speakers.
BBE: The BBE circuit adjusts
the phase relationships of the low, mid and high frequencies. The result is
improved sound with more impact.
A/V Sync: You can use this
option to make adjustment to audio and video synchronization when you have
external equipment connected to the digital out of the TV.
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.
Timers: This unit has two
timers that can be set by day, time, duration, and channel to turn the TV "On"
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
Parental Control: The Parental
Lock settings include the following options:
- Off: no programs are
- Child: TV-Y, TV-G, G are
the maximum ratings permitted
- Youth: TV-PG, PG are the
maximum rating permitted
- Young Adult: TV-14, PG-13
are the maximum ratings permitted
- Custom: allows you
manually set ratings for movies and TV broadcasts based on chart listed in
the TV manual
Optional TV Stand: The TV can
be mounted on the optional Sony SU-RG12L stand (item # 158SURG12L).
Multibrand Remote: The supplied
remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other
Sony A/V components. You can also program the remote to work other manufactures
A/V equipment. The following A/V equipment can be operated using this remote
from select manufacturers listed in the manual.
- DVD players/changers, DVD/VCR
combos, HDD/DVD combos, DVR, Blu-ray DVD
- DVD AV system, AV receiver, VCRrs
- Cable boxes, Satellite receivers
Jump Button: The Jump button
allows you to jump back and forth between the current channel and the last
channel that was selected.
Freeze Button: The Freeze
button allows you to temporarily capture a program's picture.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI Inputs: The TV features
two HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) input that provide 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. One of the HDMI inputs have a left and right RCA
audio input. You can also use this HDMI input for your PC so you can use the TV
as a computer monitor.
Component Video Inputs: The
component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals. There is
two component video inputs on the rear panel and one on the left side panel.
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.
Panel Inputs: For connecting a game console or camcorder, the TV includes
side panel inputs (left and right RCA audio jacks, RCA composite video jack, and
component video jacks). For mono audio connections, you should use the left