Inputs and Outputs Notes
FD Trinitron Picture Tube: The
Sony KV-30HS420 features the visually flat FD Trinitron picture tube.
The Flat Glass Panel, high-focus
electron gun, High Precision deflection yoke and a Fine-Pitch Aperture Grille
deliver images that are virtually distortion free and eliminate screen glare.
Hi-Scan 1080i Display: The TV's
Hi-Scan 1080i Display is capable of displaying HDTV signals when connected to an
optional HDTV tuner/receiver. The unit's HDMI and component inputs are capable
of receiving 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The display has an aspect
ratio of 16:9.
DRC (Digital Reality
Creation) Multifunction: DRC
Multifunction allows you to enjoy a very high-resolution picture from any
standard NTSC image (480i) by using digital processing to turn all NTSC images
to 960i or 480p resolution, which is approximately 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 horizontal
and vertical lines. You can select one of three DRC modes: Interlaced,
Progressive, or CineMotion.
CineMotion optimizes the display by automatically detecting film content
(originally shot at 24 frames-per-second) and applying a reverse 3/2 pulldown
process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and more natural-looking.
3D Digital Comb Filter:
The TV's 3D digital comb filter analyzes picture information horizontally,
vertically and over time. You will get high resolution under most picture
ClearEdge VM Wideband Velocity
Modulation: This system separates the
object and its background, producing clearer edges, better picture depth and
improved overall picture quality. You can select High, Medium, Low, or Off.
HD Detailer Wideband Video
Amplifier: This unit's Wideband Video
Amplifier has a high bandwidth frequency rating, which allows it to send more
video information to the screen, resulting in finer picture quality, especially
for HD sources.
High Voltage Regulator: The
unit's built-in high voltage regulator maintains consistent image size, despite
variations in brightness during scene changes and channel changes.
Screen Modes: The Screen Mode
feature lets you watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in several wide screen modes (16:9
aspect ratio). The 4 Screen Modes include:
- 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 Mode: stretches the
entire 4:3 picture horizontally only to fill the screen.
- Zoom Mode: enlarges the
entire 4:3 picture proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching
Dynamic Focus circuitry adjusts the
picture during each scanning line for consistent corner-to-corner sharpness.
Dynamic Picture circuitry maintains image
detail in the very bright and dark areas of each scene.
Trinitone Color Temperature:
You can select one of the following color temperature settings:
- Cool: gives white colors a
- Neutral: gives white
colors a neutral tint
- Warm: gives white colors a
red tint (NTSC-Standard)
You can select one of the following Video Mode options:
enhances picture contrast and
displays a standard picture for
normal viewing environments
displays a finely detailed picture for low light environments
displays a picture with minimum enhancements
To enhance the sound, you can select TruSurround, which adds a
three-dimensional sound to stereo programs, or Simulated, which adds a
surround-like effect to mono programs.
SRS WOW: SRS WOW provides a
dramatic presence with a full, deep bass sound. When WOW is enabled, BBE is
activated to further enhance the audio performance.
Note: BBE is an audio
technology that compensates for phase effects in speakers, giving sound
Steady Sound: This
feature equalizes the volume levels so there is consistent output between
programs and commercials.
Note: Steady sound
cannot be activated when audio effects (TruSurround, Simulated or SRS
WOW) are in use.
V-Chip technology allows you to block
unsuitable programming for younger viewers. Blocked programs are protected by a
Timers: You can use the unit's
two built-in timers to program the TV to turn on and off and tune to a specific
channel at scheduled viewing times.
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.
This TV carries a 1 year parts warranty, with 2 years of coverage for the tube.
Labor is covered for 90 days.
Multibrand Remote (RM-Y197):
The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of
functions on other brands of A/V components, including VCRs, satellite
receivers, cable boxes, DVD players, DVD/VCR combination units, and Laserdisc
players. The remote features 3 buttons that illuminate in red to indicate the
source (VCR/DVD, SAT/Cable, or TV) is currently being controlled by the remote.
System Off: The remote
control's System Off button lets you turn off all Sony brand audio/video
equipment at once.
Note: This may not work
with some older equipment or with DVD/VCR combo units.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
The KV-30HS420 has 7 total A/V inputs:
- Front Panel:
- Video 2 Input: Stereo
RCA (mono sources connect to L channel input), composite video and
- Rear Panel:
- Video Inputs 1 and
3: Stereo RCA (mono sources
connect to L channel input), composite video and S-Video
- Video Input 4:
Stereo RCA (mono sources
connect to L channel input) and composite video
- HD/DVD Inputs 5 and
6: Stereo RCA and component
video (1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i)
- HDMI Input 7: Stereo
RCA and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal
HDMI: The HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) terminal provides an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video
interface between the TV and any HDMI-equipped A/V component, such as a set-top
box, DVD player, or A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or high-definition
video, plus two-channel digital audio. With an HDMI-to-DVI cable, you can
connect the TV to a DVI-equipped A/V component.
These audio jacks are activated when the TV's
built-in speakers are turned off, and are used to connect the TV to a
receiver/amplifier. They can be set for Fixed (volume controlled by the
receiver/amplifier) or Variable (volume controlled by the TV's remote control)
These jacks (stereo RCA and composite video) let
you record the program you are watching to a VCR. When two VCRs are connected,
you can use the TV as a monitor for tape-to-tape editing (not available with
480p, 720p or 1080i when the input is set to Video 5, 6, or 7.
RF Coax Input: One rear panel
RF Coaxial input is provided for connecting the TV to an antenna or cable box.
Control S Jacks:
These two mini-jacks (1 input/1 output) allows the
TV to receive and send out remote control signals to other Sony
infrared-controlled audio or video equipment that has the Control S function.
The input is for sending signals to the TV, while the output lets you send
control signals to connected components.
Video Labels: You can label the
unit's 7 Audio/Video inputs to identify the component connected to each input.
You can select from the following labels for each input:
- Video 1/2/3/4: VHS, DVD,
Receiver, Satellite, Cable Box, 8mm, DTV, Game, LD, Web, Beta, or Skip
- Video 5/6/7: DVD,
Satellite, Cable Box, DTV, HD, Skip
Note: The Skip label is
useful for inputs that do not have equipment connected to them. Inputs
labeled "Skip" are skipped when you cycle through the inputs with the