Inputs and Outputs Notes
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: This TV 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.
10-Bit Processor and 10-Bit
Display: The BRAVIA XBR7-Series HDTV combines a 10-bit processor and
10-bit panel to create and display billions of colors. Using both a 10-bit
processor and 10-bit panel allows for 64 times the level of color expression in
8-bit panels, resulting in smoother color transitions and helping to avoid
giving the picture a "paint-by-numbers" look.
Live Color Creation System With WCG-CCFL: Live Color
Creation is a special Sony function that achieves precise, wide color
reproduction using a combination of advanced chroma signal processing
algorithms. A special Wide Color Gamut (WCG-CCFL) backlight is combined with
Sony's Live Color Creation circuitry. The benefit is clear blues, natural greens
and overall vibrant colors in all scenes.
BRAVIA Engine 2 PRO Video Processor: BRAVIA Engine 2 PRO is
Sony's most advanced video processing system, utilizing the latest generation of
Digital Reality Creation technology to render a supremely sharp, crystal clear
image from any video resolution. It uses Digital Reality Creation--Multi
Function (v2.5) to create a high density video signal that traditional
interpolation video processing cannot achieve. The television features two DRC
settings - Mode 1 (recommended mode), and Mode 2 (especially effective when
original standard-definition signals have been up-converted to 1080 format). The
television also features a DRC function which allows you to customize the level
of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) for input sources.
Motionflow 120Hz Technology:
Motionflow 120HZ technology doubles the frame rate to help remove judder in
film sources, HD content, broadcast movies and primetime programming,
creating smoother, more fluid motion that delivers a natural and realistic
viewing experience. You can choose between three settings: High, Standard,
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Part of the cinematic
drama in film-making comes from details found in shadows and dark areas of the
picture. 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. 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 1,500:1. A Dynamic
Contrast Ratio of over 15,000:1 is achieved by using real-time image
processing to adjust the contrast along with optimizing backlight levels.
Dynamic Video Noise Reduction: Dynamic Video Noise Reduction
adaptive technology analyzes the motion, sharpness, and brightness of each scene
in real time to identify various types of noise and reduce unwanted artifacts
without compromising the video signal.
The Sony LCD TV features x.v.Color Technology.
Thanks to this technology, the color space of the television has been greatly
expanded. 1.8 times as many natural colors as existing HDTV signals can now be
faithfully reproduced by this television. The
television offers two additional x.v. color settings - Video Color Space
(displays moving pictures that are more faithful to the original source by
matching the color space of the source) and Photo Color Space (matches the
output color space within the output signal from the equipment connected to the
USB (photo), Network (photo), HDMI or component input jacks.
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 has taken
advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television
producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
DMex (Digital Module Extender) Ready:
Sony's Digital Media Extender (DMex) ready televisions offer a digital
connection path for the addition of optional Sony modules like the new BRAVIA
Internet Video Link (DMX-NV1, sold separately). With innovative DMex expansion
capabilities featuring the Emmy award winning XMB user interface, the KDL-70XBR7
is not merely a TV, but a powerful entertainment platform that not only meets
your needs today, but expands easily to meet tomorrow's needs as well.
Digital Media Port: Sony's Digital Media
Port connection allows the use of an optional Digital Media Port adapter such as
the TDM-NW1 to connect digital devices directly to select Bravia HDTVs. By using
these optional Sony adapter, the television can show photos and videos or play
the music stored in select Sony Walkman, iPOD, PC, mobile phones and other
digital devices. Your personal digital device even recharges while connected via
the optional adapters.
USB Port: The TV offers easy access to
JPEG photos and MP3 music files stored on a Sony digital camera connected via
USB interface or Sony Micro Vault USB flash drives through its side-panel High
Speed USB type-A port. Photos can be viewed as a Slideshow with or without music
or in an Thumbnail view with up to 60 images at one time. Photos can also be
rotated 180-degrees. Music files can be played repeatedly or in a random order.
You can also view factory preset visual effects during MP3 audio playback.
Note: Sony does not guarantee or assure the USB
functionality on this TV in the following cases - Use of non-Sony brand USB
equipment, Use of video or audio clips process on a computer, Use of files
obtained from the Internet or from a printed film processing center.
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compliance allows BRAVIA XBR7-Series
HDTVs to access digital photos from DLNA-enabled PCs and other devices through a
wired Ethernet connection. DLNA stands for the Digital Living Network Alliance,
an Industry Standard Networking Capability supported by leading companies in the
consumer electronics industry that allows DLNA compliant products to work with
one another. This TV is a DLNA Certified digital media photo player that can
display JPEG photo content from your DLNA Certified networked computer. Using
the television's rear-panel Ethernet port, a DLNA-enabled PC can be accessed
from the comfort of your living room or family room via the KDL-70XBR7, where
you can enjoy photos stored on your PC with friends and family, without having
to view them on your computer.
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, Pitch, Horizontal and Vertical Position and Wide Mode of picture.
TV Guide: You can use the Sony LCD TV's on-screen TV Guide
to find the show that you want to watch. The TV Guide allows you to search for
shows by program categories and by keyword. The TV Guide provides up to two days
of TV programming information. The TV Guide is available with cable service
(without a cable box) or over-the-air antenna.
P&P Feature: The TV comes features P&P (picture and picture)
to allow you to view two pictures simultaneously. P&P provides two windows side
by side with A/V inputs and TV channels. The main window can be from the Video,
Component, HDMI, DMPORT, or PC inputs while the sub window comes from a TV
channel from the VHF/UHF/Cable input.
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
- Camcorder transport control
- 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 turned on
- 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
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.
Picture Modes: You can select
one of the following picture modes:
- For Video:
- Vivid: enhances picture
contrast and sharpness
- Standard: displays a
standard picture for typical viewing environments
- Cinema: used to view
film-base content; suitable for viewing in a theater-like environment
- Photo: used for viewing
still image content
- Custom: allows you to
store your preferred settings for Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color,
Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, MPEG Noise Reduction, DRC Mode and DRC Palette
- For Photo:
- Vivid: enhances picture contrast and sharpness
- Standard: displays a standard picture for typical
- Original: images resemble the printed pictures from
your photo album
- Custom: allows you to store your preferred settings
for Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, and
Advanced Video Settings: In
addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the
- Black Corrector: enhances black
areas of the picture for stronger contrast
- Advanced Contrast Enhancer:
automatically optimizes the backlight and contrast
- Gamma: adjusts
the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture
- Auto Light Limiter: reduce glare such as in scenes where the
entire screen is white
- Clear White: emphasizes
white and light colors
- Live Color: makes colors
more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones
- Color Space: select the
range of color reproduction from Wide to Normal
- White Balance: adjust the
color temperature color by color
- Detail Enhancer: enhances
the details of the picture
- Edge Enhancer: enhances
the outline of the picture
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. The television provides two CineMotion settings - Auto 1
and Auto 2.
Video/Photo Optimizer: This features sets the television's
picture settings to optimize the image quality of video (moving pictures) or
photo (still image) content. This feature is only available for 1080i/p
(excluding 1080/24p) content connected to the component or HDMI input.
Game/Text Mode: This mode
provides the optimum screen settings for viewing images with fine lines and
characters that are input from video game equipment and PCs.
RGB Dynamic Range: This function of the television produces natural
color by changing the luminance tone reproduction of the HDMI input color
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. The light sensor can be turned off if desired.
Color Matrix: This feature
allows you to reproduce the color-difference signals. You can choose between
Auto (Automatically optimizes based on signal) or Custom (select either
ITU601 or ITU709 which normalized the tone when color tones look unnatural).
Theater Mode: During
this mode the television's picture settings will
be set for a cinema-like experience and the television's audio will be switched
to the audio output of the attached speakers of your BRAVIA Sync audio system
connected via HDMI.
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
- 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 is 4:3
- Full: Displays the
picture at its original size
- H Stretch: Enlarges the picture horizontally to
fill the screen when the original source is 16:9; it is also useful for
HD channels with 4:3 content
- Zoom: Enlarges the
picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally
- Auto Wide: Automatically
changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Favorites: Using this feature, you can manage your preferred
TV channels, External Inputs, Photo content, Music content and Background TV
themes for easy access.
Background TV: Background TV displays images of current
video on your TV that are similar to a screen saver. Background TV is available
from the Cable/Antenna, Composite and DMPORT inputs.
Freeze Function: Press this
button once to display a frozen image of the current program in a window on the
screen. Press again to show only frozen image on the TV screen. Press again to
return to the program.
Jump Function: This feature
allows you to jump back and forth between two channels. The TV alternates
between the current channel and the last channel that was selected.
This feature allows you to assign labels such as station call letter to the
channel numbers. You can use up to seven characters.
Input Label: Each of the television's inputs (except
PC/DMPORT) can be labeled with names (DVD, Cable Box, Satellite, BD, VCR,
Receiver, DVR, Game, Camcorder or PC) instead of video 1, video 2, video 3, etc.
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 Captions can be
customized. You can select Text-type, Character-size, Character-style,
Character-color, Character-opacity, Edge-type, Edge-color, Background-color and
Sound Settings: The Sound Settings menu
allow you to make the following adjustments:
- Sound Mode: You can customize the
bass and treble or use one of the two preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: enhances both treble and
- Standard: suitable for spoken
- Custom: allows you to store your
preferred settings for bass and treble
- Treble, Bass, Balance: You can
individually set the treble, bass, and balance settings as desired.
- S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front
surrounds provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just
two front speakers. When turned off, the normal stereo or mono reception
- Sound Booster: Sound Booster provides
a fuller sound with greater depth and width by emphasizing the high and low
frequency sounds. You can select High or Low for the amount of boost you
- Voice Zoom: Adjusts the clarity of
human voices by emphasizing or softening vocals.
- Steady Sound: Steady Sound equalizes
volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and
- Volume Offset: adjusts the volume
level of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
- Woofer Level: increases or decrease the low frequency sounds.
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.
Power Saving: This feature reduces the power consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's
screen. This also enhances the black level of the television. You can select
from Low, High, Off and Picture Off.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are
available (Child, Youth, and Y. Adult) or the limitation can be customized to
specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit
Channel Block: This feature allows you to block specific channels
regardless of program ratings. A 4-digit password needs to be set up prior to
blocking channels. The blocked channel can only be viewed by entering the
Backlit Wireless Remote Control: The TV
comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-YD024). The remote control is
preset to operate Sony brand video equipment. The remote is also programmable to
work non-Sony brand equipment such as DVD, VCR, DVR, Satellite or Cable. In
addition, the remote control's buttons are backlit with a press of one button
for easy operation when the lights are turned off.
Pedestal Stand: The display comes supplied with a tabletop
pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 191 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 15-3/4" (400mm) and a
vertical spacing of 11-3.4" (300mm). The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws.
The TV weighs 160 lbs without the stand.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The KDL-70XBR7 features four HDMI
inputs, including one on the side panel. One input also has
left and right RCA audio jacks. The HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video
interface. 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. The HDMI input
will accept 1080/24p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
PC Input (RGB): A 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.
Analog Audio Outputs: These stereo RCA audio jacks allow you to
listen to the TV's audio through your stereo system. In the menu you can set the
output to Fixed (volume controlled by the receiver/amplifier) or Variable
(volume controlled by the TV's remote control) operation.
Note: You must
turn the TV speakers off in the menu in order for the audio outs to function.
Digital Audio Output: Optical
digital output that connect to the optical digital input of your digital audio
equipment that is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible. Dolby Digital Audio signal from
the HDMI input will be output as PCM.
LAN (10/100): The
television features an Ethernet port (LAN 10/100) which can connect to a Local
Area Network using an optional Ethernet cable (sold separately). You can use
this connection to connect to a network and receive software updates from the Internet.
DMPORT: This Sony
proprietary port connects to Sony Digital Media Port equipment (sold separately)
to display photos, videos and music from the television.
DMex/Service Port: This USB
port is for service use only unless you are connecting the optional Bravia DMex
Remote: This is a RS323C, D-sub
9-pin port for receiving an external remote control signal.
Side Panel AV Inputs: For
convenience, there are two A/V inputs on the left side panel of the TV.
Included is an HDMI input as well as a stereo RCA input with a composite video input.
Side Panel USB Port: The unit's side-panel USB type-A port is used to
connect USB equipment to access photo files and music files.