Inputs and Outputs Notes
Flat Screen: Sony's
flat glass panel delivers images that are virtually distortion free and helps to
eliminate screen glare.
Super Fine Pitch CRT: Created
especially for displaying high resolution pictures, the new Super Fine Pitch
CRT, along with a new electron gun and high intensity luminescent phosphor,
improves image resolution, providing the highest picture quality reproduction
from corner to corner.
Hi-Scan 1080i Display (HDTV
Receiver Compatible): Two component video inputs allow you to connect an
optional HDTV receiver or a source with component video outputs. This television
is capable of receiving 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i digital TV formats.
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.
Digital Reality Creation
Multifunction V1: Unlike conventional line doublers, the DRC Multifunction
feature replaces the signal's NTSC waveform with the near-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.
The Video Menu allows you to select interlaced, progressive, or CineMotion
output. The DRC Palette option lets you customize the level of detail (Reality)
and smoothness (Clarity) to create up to three custom palettes.
HD Detailer Wideband Video
Amplifier: All televisions have a video amplifier, the device that takes the
original video source and "amplifies" it to deliver a useable signal
to your television screen. The bandwidth rating of a video amplifier determines
the amount of detail that can be displayed on a television. Sony's HD Detailer
wideband video amplifier delivers great detail on even the finest images by
getting the most out of high-bandwidth sources, such as the 1080i signal
available from some set-top boxes and satellite feeds.
10-bit 3D Digital Comb Filter:
Sony's 10-bit 3D digital comb filter analyzes picture information horizontally,
vertically and over time. You will get high resolution under most picture
conditions. 10-bit signal processing renders superb gray-scale gradation,
resulting in superior picture detail.
ClearEdge VM Velocity Modulation
Scanning: This system separates the object and its background, producing
clearer edges, better picture depth and improved overall picture quality. You
can select Low, Medium, High, or Off.
Dynamic Focus Circuitry: This
Dynamic Focus Circuitry adjusts the picture during each scanning line for
consistent corner-to-corner sharpness.
Dynamic Picture Processor: The
Dynamic Picture Processor maintains image detail in the very bright and dark
areas of each scene.
Twin View: Using the
Multi-Image Driver, Twin View allows you to watch two programs side-by-side with
the ability to zoom in on one picture and listen to the program in the selected
window. You can watch pictures from two different sources (1080i, 720p, 480p, or
Note: Only the left Twin
View window can display 1080i, 720p, and 480p sources.
Freeze Function: This function
allows you to temporarily capture a program's picture. The TV switches to Twin
View mode and displays the "frozen" picture on the right, while the
current program continues on the left. This function only works in normal view
mode; if you are in Twin View mode already, it will not work.
Favorite Channel Preview: This
feature allows you to preview up to 8 favorite channels without leaving the
Scrolling Channel Index System:
The system splits the screen into one main picture and four smaller pictures
that automatically scroll through all the available channels.
Video Mode: You can select
Vivid, Standard, Movie, or Pro. The Vivid setting enhances picture contrast and
sharpness. The Standard setting displays a standard picture for normal viewing
environments. The Movie setting displays a finely detailed picture for low light
environments. The Pro setting displays a picture with minimum enhancements.
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: select to enlarge
the 4:3 size picture, while the upper and lower parts of the picture are
condensed to fit the 16:9 screen
- Normal: returns the 4:3
picture to normal mode
- 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
Vertical Center: This feature
allows you to move the position of the picture up and down in the window.
Vertical Size: This feature
allows you to adjust the vertical size of the picture.
Steady Sound: This
feature stabilizes the volume level, preventing unwanted blasts of sound during
Sound Effects: 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-channel programs. The sound effects can be turned
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.
Memory Stick Viewer: This
television has a front-panel Memory Stick slot that is compatible with JPEG
images taken with Sony digital still cameras and MPEG1 movies taken with Sony
digital cameras and camcorders. You can use Memory Stick Duo if you have a
Memory Stick Duo adapter. In addition to images, the Memory Stick Viewer
supports MP3 files with a fixed bit rate of 128 kbps.
Memory Stick Index: The Memory
Stick Index displays thumbnail images of the files stored on a Memory Stick. You
can individually highlight and display any image in the Index.
Viewing Still Images: When
viewing a still image, you can increase or decrease the magnification. When you
zoom in on the image, you can pan across the photo using the joystick on the
remote. In addition, you can rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.
Playing Movies: When viewing a
movie on a Memory Stick, you can enlarge the movie window for easier viewing.
During playback, you can pause the movie or move to the previous or next movie
on the Memory Stick.
Slide Show: You can view JPEG
images or MPEG1 movies in a Slide Show. The Slide Show menu includes the
- Music: allows you to select
background audio to play during the Slide Show:
- Play All: plays all MP3
files on a Memory Stick
- Piano: plays the MP3
file stored in the TV's internal memory
- List of MP3 Files:
displays a list of all MP3 files found at the top level (root) of the
- Complete List: displays
a list of all available MP3 files on the Memory Stick
- Transition Effect: allows
you to select an effect to be used when advancing to the next file in the
- Fade: uses a cross fade
- Wipe (up, down, left,
right): uses a linear sweep that moves across the screen, revealing
the next image while covering the previous image
- Random: randomly cycles
through all transition effects
- Slide Duration: allows you
to specify a timed slide advance after a selected time interval; you can
select 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 5 minutes
- Repeat: plays the Slide Show
Flip/Joystick 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 VCRs, laserdisc players,
DVD players, cable boxes, and satellite receivers. Several controls are located
under a lid that covers the top half of the remote. A joystick allows you to
move the on-screen selector, making menu navigation simple and efficient. The
jump, enter, volume, channel, and numeric keypad buttons glow in the dark.
and Outputs Notes
Video 7 DVI-HDTV In: This input
consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and a DVI-D terminal. The DVI-D
terminal can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other
devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The
DVI-D terminal is compliant with the EIA-861 standard and is not intended for
use with personal computers.
Note: The DVI-D input will
accept 1080i, 720p, and 480p.
Component Video Inputs: The
component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i.
Audio Out: The TV has a
rear-panel audio output, which consists of left and right RCA audio jacks. Using
the menu, you can select one of the following audio out settings: Fixed or