Dynamic Edge LED Backlight with Frame Dimming Technology:
Dynamic Edge LED backlighting with frame dimming delivers pitch-black night
scenes and illuminates bright scenes so they pop with vibrant color; all in a
slimmer, more attractive design. Rather than illuminating the entire screen,
lighting is boosted in just the right areas for greater contrast and a more
OptiContrast Panel with Corning Gorilla Glass: The Sony
Bravia KDL-HX850 series LED-LCD TV combines Sony's OptiContrast Panel with
Corning Gorilla Glass for infinite dynamic contrast, increased brightness, and
minimized unwanted light reflection - for overall better picture quality.
- OptiContrast Panel: The Sony Bravia KDL-HX850 series
television utilizes OptiContrast panel technology for improved brightness,
deeper blacks, less reflection, and overall better picture accuracy.
- Corning Gorilla Glass: The Sony Bravia KDL-HX850 series
TV features an incredibly durable, remarkably lightweight, frameless design
with Corning's exclusive Gorilla Glass. By replacing the thin layer of air
between the LCD panel and the front glass with a specially-formulated dark
resin, reflections are minimized and contrast and brightness are increased.
This resin also provides a suitably dark background for producing rich and
vibrant pictures, even in a well-lit room, and enhances the Bravia LED-LCD
television's Monolithic Design concept by making the television appear to be
a seamless black monolith when the screen is switched off. Plus, the Corning
Gorilla Glass is used to increase the strength of the screen at a molecular
level, while simultaneously enabling it to be thinner and lighter than ever
X-Reality PRO Engine: Sony's X-Reality PRO Engine lets you
enjoy a vivid, lifelike picture experience by analyzing each scene
pixel-by-pixel so you see sharpened images, amazing contrast, and fine detail.
Blu-ray Disc movies, cable TV, satellite TV, and even Web videos each place
unique demands on the processing circuits of a TV. The X-Reality PRO Engine
helps get the best results from these different video sources by analyzing
texture, outline, contrast, and color reproduction. The X-Reality PRO Engine
will then analyze each scene pixel-by-pixel across 3-dimensions (Width, Height,
and Time) and uses sophisticated pattern matching to optimize the picture,
ensuring you always get the best images possible.
- Intelligent Image Enhancer: Experience exceptional
color contrast and picture accuracy in every frame with the television's
Intelligent Image Enhancer. The Intelligent Image Enhancer enhances the
details and outlines of the picture while suppressing artifacts. The
X-Reality Engine uses the Intelligent Image Enhancer to divide the signal
according to four characteristics (Texture, Outline, Contrast, and Color).
The circuit divides the picture into these four parts, analyzes the quality
of each scene and applies only the processing required for each part. The
result is a picture that's carefully optimized for natural image
- Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction: Dramatically reduces
two common problems in compressed video signals - block noise and mosquito
noise. The Intelligent "MPEG Noise Reduction" automatically reduces picture
noise, such as mosquito noise and/or block noise, in compressed videos. It
improves picture quality in Digital broadcast and DVD/BD/HDD players.
- Reality Creation Pixel Mapping: The television's
Reality Creation Pixel Mapping feature adjusts detail and noise for a more
- Adaptive Noise Reduction: The TV's Adaptive Noise
Reduction automatically reduces picture noise.
- Adaptive Dot Noise Reduction: Adaptive Dot Noise
Reduction automatically reduces dot noise around objects on the screen.
- Video Area Detection:
- Smooth Gradation: This feature of the X-Reality PRO
Engine creates smooth gradations on flat surfaces of the picture.
- Resolution: The Resolution function adjusts detail and
clarity of the picture.
Note: The X-Reality Engine performs
Interlace-to-Progressive (IP) conversion and upscaling as required.
Film-based 24 frames-per-second content undergoes special IP conversion to
reduce the "stair-step jaggies" that can form at high-contrast edges.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and
Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive
and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The Sony KDL-HX850 series television has a HD native
resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). All video signals from
standard definition and high definition sources are displayed at 1920 x 1080. The Sony KDL-HX850 series
TV is equipped with HDMI, Component,
and Composite video inputs.
- 4 HDMI Inputs: The KDL-HX850 series features
four HDMI inputs. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminals
provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. The HDMI input
will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The HDMI 2 input shares a 3.5mm audio jack with the television's PC input. 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 3.5mm audio input is used and separate minijack audio
cable must be connected.
- Component Video Input: The component video input will
accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. If needed,
the component video input can be used as a composite video input instead.
- Composite Video Input: The TV is also equipped with a composite video (480i only) input.
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.
MotionFlow XR 960: Sony's MotionFlow XR 960 technology
feature a precise backlight control that is synchronized with the liquid crystal
movement from frame-to-frame creating clearer, sharper moving images. MotionFlow
XR 960 combines 240 frames-per-second with the TV's advanced full-array, LED
backlight system to simulate a 960 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 960 provides smooth
and precise detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports
by reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness,
and overall creating a clearer picture. You can select between 4 settings -
Smooth, Standard, Clear, or Clear Plus.
- Standard: Provides smooth picture movement for standard
- Smooth: Provides smoother picture movement for
- Clear: Reduces motion blur for high-speed picture
- Clear Plus: Reduces motion blur while maintaining
brightness for high-speed picture content.
CineMotion: This function provides improved picture movement
and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content. There are two
- Auto 1: Provides smoother picture movement that the
original film-based content.
- Auto 2: Displays film-based content with picture
expression close to the original by applying a film-specific process.
Infinite Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Dynamic contrast ratio
compares the luminance of a 100 IRE (white) signal with that of a 0 IRE (black)
signal. When the TV receives a 0 IRE signal the backlight is turned off and the
luminance measurement is 0.00 cd/m2. The resulting dynamic contrast
ratio is infinite.
LightSensor Technology: The TV's built-in Light Sensor automatically
adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. As a
result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and save energy
without lifting a finger.
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): The televisions Advance Contrast
Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable
setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially
effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the
darker picture scenes. The ACE can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
3D Ready: The Sony KDL-HX850 series LED-LCD TV gives you the
option to enjoy 3D (three-dimensional) pictures and graphics. You can enjoy an
immersive, realistic movie and gaming experience in Full HD 1080p using Sony's
3D Active Glasses, (158BR250, sold separately) and connecting a compatible 3D-ready Blu-ray Disc Player, Satellite Receiver, or PlayStation3 gaming console (all
sold separately) to the HDTV via HDMI. When viewed through the active shutter
glasses, the on-screen image is precisely synchronized and delivered with the
Full HD 1080p image intact, for an optimum 3D viewing experience. Sony's 3D
technology displays high speed synchronized left- and right-eye images to
deliver an immersive 3D experience. And since each frame you see is shown at
Full HD resolution, the 3D action still offers razor-sharp detail. You can
adjust the following 3D settings.
- Display Mode: For switching between 3D and 2D display
- 3D Format: Select between 3 types of 3D formats based
on your video content.
- Simulated: for viewing regular 2D pictures in
- Side-by-Side: selecting this displays two
near-identical pictures side-by-side for 3D viewing (wear the 3D Glasses
before setting "3D Format" as the instructions will otherwise be
unreadable because of doubly-blurred letters on the screen)
- Over-Under: selecting this displays two
near-identical pictures one above the other for 3D viewing (wear the 3D
Glasses before setting "3D Format" as the instructions will otherwise be
unreadable because of doubly-blurred letters on the screen)
- 3D Depth Adjustment: For adjusting the depth of the 3D
image on the screen.
- Simulated 3D Effect: Use to heighten or lessen the 3D
effect when you display 2D pictures in simulated 3D.
- 3D Glass Brightness: For setting the image brightness
when using 3D display mode. By selecting "Auto", image brightness through
the 3D glasses is automatically adjusted in conjunction with the "Scene
Note: The 3D display mode is automatically selected
when a 3D signal is detected. The recommended viewing angle and distance
for 3D viewing is 120° (left/right) at 3'-20'.
Wide Mode: The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the screen
display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Based on the
original signal source, you may see black bars around the picture or just on the
both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will see the picture fill the full
||16:9 Original Source
||4:3 Original Source
||Enlarges the picture to fill the screen
with minimal distortion.
||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.
||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original
aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p
||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 480p sources).
||Displays the picture at its original size.
||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally
only to fill the screen.
||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both
vertically and horizontally.
||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture
proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox
Stretches the picture horizontally, while fitting
captions on the screen.
Stretches the picture horizontally to fill a 16:9
screen, while fitting captions in the screen.
Stretches a black-framed game image to fill the
Automatically changes screen settings based
upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Modes: You can select one of the following picture
- Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical
- Cinema: 1 (suitable for a theater-like environment), 2
(for basic home use).
- Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
- Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
- Animation: Optimizes picture quality for viewing
- Game: Standard (provides standard picture suitable for
games), Original (adjust the game picture according to your preference).
- Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing
- Photo: Standard (optimizes
picture quality for viewing photographs),
Original (enhances the visual warmth of photographs),
Vivid (enhances contrast,
sharpness, color of photographs), Custom:
(adjustment of detailed settings for viewing photographs and storing your
- Custom: Backlight (adjust brightness of backlight),
Picture (adjusts picture contrasts), Brightness (adjusts brightness of
picture), Color (adjusts color intensity), Hue (adjusts green and red
tones), Color Temperature (adjusts the whiteness of the picture), and
Sharpness (adjusts sharpness of picture).
Note: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a
particular A/V input or for all inputs. You can also lock the television's picture adjustments to prevent the TV's Picture Settings
from being changed.
Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode,
the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following:
- Auto Light Limiter: Reduces glare such as in scenes
where the entire screen is white.
- LED Dynamic Control: Optimizes contrast by adjusting
brightness in individual sections of the screen.
- Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture
for stronger contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low,
- Detail Enhancer: Enhances the details of the picture.
- Edge Enhancer: Enhances the edges of the picture.
- Skin Naturalizer: Makes the texture of the skin
smoother (available for USB and Media server content). It can be set to
High, Medium, Low, or Off.
- Gamma: Adjusts the balance between bright and dark
areas of the picture.
- Clear White: Emphasizes white and light colors. It can
be set to High, Low, or Off.
- Live Color: Makes colors more vivid and reproduces
clear skin tones. It can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
- White Balance: Adjusts the color temperature color by
Pro Picture Setup: The Pro Picture Setup menu allows for
Color Matrix and HDMI adjustments.
- Color Matrix: Reproduces the color-difference signals.
It is recommended to leave this at the factory default setting.
- HDMI Dynamic Range: Produces natural color by changing
the luminance tone reproduction of HDMI input color signals.
PIP & PAP: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers PIP (picture in
picture) and PAP (picture and picture).
- PIP (Picture in Picture): Picture-in-Picture displays
an image from a connected PC (via PC-input or HDMI) in full-screen and a TV
program other external input in an inset window. You can swap audio between
the main and sub window. You can also change the channel of the sub window.
If you have your PC connected via HDMI, you cannot view another HDMI source
in the inset window.
- PAP (Picture and Picture): This feature lets you watch
two pictures simultaneously. You can view an image from a TV program and
external input (except for PC) at the same time. One picture will be
displayed as the main image, while to other is displayed in an sub window.
You can flip-flop images and switch audio between the two images.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI
1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an
A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any
separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the
television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used
to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables
connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection,
inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard
through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The
audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and HDMI inputs can pass as Dolby
Digital or 2ch PCM. USB and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support
ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that
is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI
IN 1 port. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel
(ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is
Sound Position: The speakers of this TV provide different
sound images according to how you position the television. You can select
between "Table-Top Stand" or "Wall Mount/Floor Stand" to provide the best sound
quality based on the television's placement.
Sound Mode: You can customize the bass and treble or use one
of the three preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: Enhances both treble and bass to make sound
- Standard: Provides natural sound.
- Clear Voice: Make voice clearer by lowering background
- Custom: Allows you to customize sound settings (Bass,
Treble and Balance).
Note: The TV's sound adjustments can be made for a
particular A/V input or for all inputs.
Equalizer: The TV is equipped with a 7-band EQ (100Hz,
200Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz). You can adjust the level of each band
between -12 to +12 dB.
S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front surrounds provides a
virtual surround experience made possible using just two front speakers. You can
active a 3D mode to generate a virtual three-dimensional sound effect.
Sound Enhancer: The Sound Enhancer reproduces clear sound by
complementing high-frequency bands.
Advanced Auto Volume: The Advanced Auto Volume function
keeps the volume level constant across all programs and advertisements.
Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume level of the current input
(TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio
- Headphone/Analog Output: The TV's 3.5mm
analog output can be used to connect a set of headphones or as an audio
output to connect your home theater receiver or soundbar system. You will
need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (119MCON2M,
sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and
your AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminal will output 2ch
audio from any of the television's source inputs. You can set the TV's
analog output to Fixed or Variable. You can set the TV to automatically mute
the built-in speakers when a set of headphones are connected.
- Digital Audio Output: An optical digital output is
provided to allow you to connect the unit to a surround processor. The TV's
digital audio output terminal outputs a Dolby Digital or 2-channel
down-mixed PCM signal for use with an external Dolby Digital decoder or
other external audio system with an optical audio input. The TV's optical
digital terminal will output audio from the television's antenna, HDMI, and
RCA inputs. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal
in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital
broadcast channel through the tuner on the TV, or Dolby Digital surround
sound from a Sony Bravia Internet app, via the television's network
connection. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo
from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, RCA, or USB.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony KDL-HX850
series LED-LCD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's
network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on
your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies, via
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony KDL-HX850 series LED-LCD
TV is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the
television to your home network and computer.
- Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony TV also features
built-in WiFi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your
home network. The TV's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection
for your TV with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily
connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a
cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with
an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection.
Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the TV has been connected
to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your favorite internet
content delivered to the Sony LED-LCD TV screen via Bravia Internet Video, Widgets,
Yahoo Connect TV, or the built-in web browse. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video;
while Bravia Internet Widgets allow you to easily access local news, sports
headlines, and social media feeds. Yahoo connected TV provides additional online
news, sports, weather, and shopping apps; while the built-in web-browser lets
you search on-line content by URL.
- Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as
a gateway to online audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand
entertainment straight to the Sony TV. Bravia Internet TV allows you to
instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos, and music
from a large selection of entertainment apps.
- Bravia Widgets: Bravia Internet Widgets deliver
interactive content when your TV is connected to the Internet. Widgets are small
downloadable applications that provide easy access to interactive content when
your TV is connected to the Internet. You can display a variety of information
on the screen. You are able to download these widgets directly to your TV screen
to quickly access news headlines, weather updates, or play games while you watch
TV. See what your friends are up to and view their latest postings on Twitter,
Facebook, and Flickr; all without interrupting your
TV viewing experience.
- Yahoo Connected TV: Yahoo Connected TV provides news, weather,
sports, finance, and shopping apps from Yahoo.
- Opera Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Internet
Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony LED-LCD TV. Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and
Gracenote Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to do
basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites (text-based
only). The Opera Internet Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet
and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use Sony's Bravia Internet
Video service. Some web-pages maybe too large for download.
Bravia Network Entertainment Library: Currently the Bravia
Network Entertainment Library contains the following online content and widgets.
(as of 4/5/2012).
Bravia Internet Video
Video Unlimited: Video Unlimited is the ultimate source for the
latest hit movies, classics and TV shows from every major studio.
Forget monthly subscriptions or late fees. Watch what you want, when
you want. Buy or rent titles in SD, 1080p HD or 3D (select titles)
up to 28 days before Netflix or Redbox.
Netflix: Unlimited Movies & TV episodes: For only $7.99 a month,
instantly watch unlimited movies & TV episodes streaming over the
Internet to your Sony TV.
Hulu+: Hulu Plus lets you watch current hit TV shows, classic
series, and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for $7.99/month with
Flixster: Get the hottest new movie trailers from Flixster.
Amazon Instant Video: Amazon Instant Video lets you search,
browse and rent your favorites instantly, right from your couch.
Choose from over 90,000 movies and TV shows, including the latest
SnagFilms: The best Indie movies on demand.
Wiggles: Access to the Wiggles & Friends channel.
Crackle: The next-generation video entertainment network
with hundreds of movies, TV shows and original series from the vast
Sony Pictures library.
Unlimited: Music Unlimited offers you unlimited access to
millions of songs from every major label. Forget syncing MP3 files
across multiple devices; simply connect to the cloud to instantly
experience the music you love anytime, anyplace. Enjoy timeless
favorites or dare to try something new; all without paying for each
track or album.
Free, personalized internet radio playing only music you love.
Pandora brings an effortless personal soundtrack into your living
room. Enter your favorite artists and enjoy stations created just
for you. Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your
tastes and adapts stations to your feedback on the spot.
Slacker is a free personalized radio service with millions of songs
from thousands of artists. Simply select your favorite type of music
from one of over 120 expert-programmed genre stations. As you
listen, give feedback and the station becomes personalized just for
The Singing Fool music video collection: rock, pop, rap, R&B,
country and more. Thousands of titles means there's something for
everyone on Singing Fool.
Philharmoniker: Enjoy one of the world's best orchestras
directly from your connected Sony TV.
Over 800 full length concert videos recorded in Sydney, Australia's
leading music venues including Jane's Addiction, Gary Numan, Ben
Harper, John Butler Trio, The Hives, Blondie, Jarvis Cocker, Public
Enemy and many more.
Photobucket: View your photos and videos and share them
with friends and family for free.
Google's free, integrated photo-sharing where you can view all of
your photos from your account.
One of the largest photo sharing and personal publishing services.
Login and view your account's content on the Sony TV.
YouTube: The world's most popular online destination, comes
to your Sony Connected Device. This forum allows people to discover
and watch millions of originally-created videos.
Skype: You can
enjoy free high-definition Skype-to-Skype video calls from the
comfort of your living room through this Sony TV. Simply attach the
Sony compact microphone/camera (158CBR100,
sold separately) and see your friends on the big screen.
XOS College Sports: Offers the largest digital
library of college sports content, spanning 75+ years of
competition. Watch full games, original programming, season
highlights and documentaries both past and present. All the best
conferences, teams and sports are here.
Vault: Gives you access to over 800 classic games, as well as
full length and condensed game replays with no blackouts.
GolfLink.com: Built for golfers, and covering over 21,000
courses, Golflink.com brings you everything you need to track and
improve your game.
Billabong's: Snow, Surf, Skate and Wake action from around the
globe, featuring Billabong's all-star athletes, swimwear and fashion
Watch the latest in technology from Engadget and TechCrunch, catch
up on the latest celebrity gossip from Huffington Post, preview the
latest movies from Moviefone, or even learn how to cook like a pro
from personalities such as Curtis Stone, Sam Talbot and Gail Simmons
- all from AOL HD.
the latest videos from Howcast, your source for the best how-to
videos. From how to write a resume - to how to survive a bear
attack, Howcast shows you how to do just about anything; wherever
and whenever you want to know how.
Entertaining, high octane, multi-topic hour that is equal parts
life-saving information combined with an "embarrassment-free zone"
sensibility where nothing is off limits or out of bounds. The show
is all about what impacts viewers, their families, their health and
The destination for health, fitness and lifestyle videos. Take
responsibility and live an active, healthy lifestyle every day.
Useful and fun yoga routines for everyone.
The definitive voice of fashion online, providing comprehensive
coverage of the major fashion shows and authoritative reports on
With original contents for those who know how to enjoy the pleasures
of life, elgourmet.com offers 24 hrs of uninterrupted programming
for experts in fine living.
Learn how to prepare dishes from around the world, tour celebrity
kitchens and get tips on entertaining.
WealthTV is the premier luxury lifestyle and entertainment cable
network that gives you a vicarious look into the American Dream.
From the fastest cars to the most exotic destinations, WealthTV
allows you to travel the world and live the good life without having
to leave your living room.
Professionally-produced video clips and how-to videos. Named 'Best
of Web' by BusinessWeek readers in 2008.
Engages your world with video of your interests and hobbies,
eyewitness accounts of recent news and distant places and everything
else from strange to spectacular.
Acclaimed audio podcasts from National Public Radio featuring news,
talk, and entertainment.
Whether you're interested in anything ranging from World News and US
Politics to Recipes and Celebrity Gossip, NewsLook's topic based
video RSS reader has everything you're looking for available in real
time. Watch news on the go or from the comfort of your home on your
connected Sony TV.
Facebook: Millions of people use Facebook
everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of
photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they
Instantly connect to what's most important to you.
Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking
news. Get breaking news, headlines, and
top stories from leading news sources, designed for the big screen.
Flickr is the best way to store, sort, search and share your photos
online. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have
and offers a way for you and your friends and family to tell stories
Yahoo Connect TV
Yahoo Connect TV
Finance/News/Weather: Get stock quotes, business news, and
market updates plus fast access to your Yahoo! portfolio, on your
TV. Choose a location and get a snapshot of current weather
conditions, the 5-day forecast and more, on your TV.
sports news, headlines, scores, and videos from the leading internet
sports site designed for Internet TV.
Fantasy Football: The web's #1 fantasy football game comes to
your Sony TV
Center: The ESPN ScoreCenter TV app gives you access to latest
scores, upcoming games, stats, and even more! On demand, and right
on your TV screen. Browse through multiple sports such as NFL, MLB,
and the NBA. The ESPN ScoreCenter TV app also puts you in the driver
seat by enabling you to customize your TV experience selecting your
favorite sports and teams.
Home Shopping Network: HSN Shop by Remote
interactive shopping gives you the ability to purchase items using
just your TV's remote control. It's easy, secure and the fastest way
to buy HSN products.
real-time updates, place bids, and monitor your favorite items on
EBay from your Sony LED-LCD TV.
Experience the magic of Disney anytime. Rock out to music videos and
laugh along to clips from your favorite Disney stars. See what TV
shows and movies are coming soon and much more. All from Disney
Opera Internet Brower
Opera Internet Brower
Access to Sony official website
Gracenote Music Service: Links to the
Gracenote Music Service which contains more than five million tracks
for identification and recommendations.
Browse the internet via keyword & URL searches.
Note: Visit the
Sony Entertainment Network for the latest internet content. Bravia Internet Video Requires home network with a
connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content).
Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed
and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees
and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice
(visit Sony.com for latest information regarding online content).
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy
various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG), music (MP3//WMA/LPCM),
and video (AVCHD/MPEG) files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA
Certified media server) on the Sony HDTV. The TV can be connected to your
compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection
(via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and
music files to a separate USB storage device.
WiFi Direct: Sometimes your friends want to share their personal
photos and videos on your beautiful HDTV. With Sony's WiFi Direct Mode, your
friends can wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to your TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi
Direct completely bypasses the WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up.
Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
USB Port: The Sony LED-LCD TV features two USB (type-A) ports for
sharing your photos (JPEG) or videos (MPEG1/MPEG2/H.264/WMV), and listening to music (MP3)
from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage
device. You USB-connected device must USB mass storage class compliant and be
formatted in FAT 16/32.
- Photo Playback Auto Start: The TV automatically displays the
thumbnail view screen when the TV is turned on and a digital still camera or
other USB device storing photo files is connected to the TV's USB port.
- Picture Frame: Allows you to display a photograph on the screen
for a selected period of time. After that period, the TV automatically
switches itself into standby mode.
PC Compatible: 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. The television can be used as a monitor
for your PC through the TV's RGB HD-15 input or HDMI 2 input. The TV supports
the following PC resolutions - 640 x 480 (31.5kHz/60Hz), 800 x 600
(37.9kHz/60Hz), 1024 x 768 (48.4kHz/60Hz), 1280 x 768 (47.4kHz/60Hz), 1360 x 768
(47.7kHz/60Hz), 1280 x 1024 (64.0kHz/60Hz), and 1920 x 1080 (67.5kHz/60Hz). When a PC is connected to the TV and the PC input is
selected, the PC settings screen is available.
- Wide Mode: Select from Normal (original), Full 1 (enlarge picture
keep original aspect ratio), or Full 2 (enlarge picture to fill display
- Sharpness: Phase (fine tunes overall sharpness), Pitch (adjusts
- Position: Horizontal Center (moves the position of picture
left/right), Vertical Center (moves position of picture up/down)
- Auto Adjustment: Automatically adjusts the display position and
phase of the picture when the TV receives an input signal from the connected
Rovi Guide: The Rovi On-Screen Guide provide up to 24 hours
of program information and easy personalization of program listings. You can
search for programs by category or keyword. You can organize the program
listings by profile (Move, Sports, Kids, etc..) and create your own profile to
organize your favorite programs, channels, or keywords.
Note: The Rovi On-Screen Guide is available with
connection to your cable service or with over-the-air antenna signal (not
compatible with Satellite TV).
Info Banner: The television's Info Banner displays
information about the currently viewed TV channel and program.
Favorites: The Favorites function makes it easy to quickly
access your favorite TV content. The Favorites menu manages your preferred TV
channels, external inputs, media files, Internet content, and widgets for quick and easy
access. The Favorites feature provides quick access to your frequently used
items, such as preferred TV channels or external inputs. In addition, your
favorite media files, Internet content. and Widgets can be shown in the
Recommendations: The Sony TV also features a
"Recommendations" function which automatically analyzes your interests by
referencing your viewing history to find programs and items you may like, and
presents them in the TV's Favorites menu.
TrackID: This feature searches for information about music
and video you've heard and seen from the TV. You can obtain information about
music and video played on the current program, external input, connected USB
storage device, or network connection. You can also start a new search for
information about other audio/video content by entering a keyword (track title,
album name, and/or artist name).
Video Search: Find out all you need to know about the actors and
directors of the movie or TV series you're watching, with Sony's Video Search
feature. It provides detailed cast and crew information, including other related
content, so you can enjoy more shows or movies (Network/Internet connection
Scene Mode: You can access the following scene modes from
the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
- Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality
according to the input source.
- General: Optimizes picture and sound quality for
- Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like
those in a theater.
- Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like
those in a stadium.
- Animation: Lets you enjoy watching an animation with
superb picture and sound quality.
- Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed
- Music: Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound just
like a concert.
- Game: Broadens your game-playing experience with superb
picture and sound quality.
- Graphics: Eases prolonged monitor viewing with clearer
Input/Channel Label: You can assign an icon or name to an
external input and connected equipment, as well as edit channel labels to your
Close Captions (CC): The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed
Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text,
font, and size.
ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony LED-LCD TV exceeds ENERGY STAR
requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as LightSensor
Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management
- Power Saving: This feature reduces the power
consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's screen. You can select from Low,
High, Off and Picture Off.
- Backlight Drive: The TV adjusts the backlight brightness
according to the Scene Select mode to reduce power consumption.
- Idle TV Standby: Automatically powers off the TV after
1, 2, or 4 hours when no buttons are pressed on the remote control or the
- Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no
input signal is detected for approximately 15 minutes.
Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers
On and Sleep timers.
- TV Timer: The TV Timer turns on the television from the
standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your
- 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,
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.
You can also block specific channels. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password.
Input/Channel Block: This feature allows you to block
certain channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.
i-Manual: The Sony TV comes with a Quick Setup Guide
booklet. The TV's full owner's manual can be accessed on the TV using the
remote's i-Manual button.
Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are
done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software
updates when the television is in standby mode. The tested television contained
firmware version PKG1.114AAA (as of 5/16/2012). Visit the
Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.
Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of the television. The remote is designed
for TV operation only, unless used with Bravia Sync AV components connected by
HDMI. The remote offers a dedicated Netflix button to instantly access your
Netflix account on the Sony TV.
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. Bravia Sync helps you connect
compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to
the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control.
With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with
Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control).
Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the
television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations
for the listed device.
- BD/DVD Player:
- Automatically turns the "Bravia" Sync-compatible equipment on and
switches the input to that equipment when you select it from the Home
Menu or Sync Menu.
- Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the
connected equipment when the equipment starts to play.
- Automatically turns the connected equipment off when you switch the
TV to standby mode.
- AV Amplifier:
- Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier on and switches the
sound output from the TV speaker to the audio system when you turn the
TV on. This function is only available if you have previously used the
AV amplifier to output TV sound.
- Automatically switches the sound output to the AV amplifier by
turning the AV amplifier on when the TV is turned on.
- Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier off when you switch
the TV to standby mode.
- Adjusts the volume (VOL +/-) and mutes the sound (MUTING) of the
connected AV amplifier through the TV's remote control.
- Video Camera:
- Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the
connected video camera when the connected video camera is turned on.
- Automatically turns the connected video camera off when you switch
the TV to standby mode.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only
available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync
Mobile Device Control: You can turn your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
(running iOS 4.0+), or
compatible Android smartphone (2.1+) into a versatile remote when you download the free Media Remote app
Apple App Store or the
Android Market. The Media Remote app requires that the TV and Apple iOS or
Android remote device
be connected to the same wireless network with the remote device connected
through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended). Enjoy complete remote
function, as well as full QWERTY keyboard.
Tabletop Stand: The Sony television comes supplied with a
tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 57.8 lbs with the stand
attached. The tabletop stand allows the television to swivel 15° left or right.
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 300mm and a vertical spacing
of 300mm). The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs
47.8 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with
optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and
11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached AC Power Cord: The television if fitted with an
attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug.
The AC plug sits 1.375" from the wall.