Memory Stick Slot
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV: The Sony KDF-50WE655
Grand Wega Rear Projection LCD TV has a built-in ATSC tuner which 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 is CableCARD ready.
CableCARD: CableCARD provides
cable subscribers with access to digitally encrypted cable channels without the
need for a separate set-top box. With CableCARD, you can receive both standard
definition and high definition programming. The CableCARD, provided by the cable
TV company, inserts into the TV's rear panel CableCARD slot.
Native Resolution: Since the
has a display resolution of 1386 x 788, all input signals will be displayed at
1386 x 788. The TV has three 0.87" Wide XGA LCD panels, one for each RGB (red,
green, blue) signal that each resolve 1.09 million pixels to deliver a clear,
crisp, precise picture.
WEGA Engine System: Sony's
Proprietary WEGA Engine System delivers superb picture quality from any video
source by minimizing the signal deterioration caused by digital to analog
conversion and stabilizing the signal processing. This engine features 3 key technologies engineered and
designed by Sony:
- Composite Component Processor (CCP-X):
The first step in the digital processing system, Composite Component
Processor (CCP-X), which enhances the input signal-to-noise ratio by chroma
decoder digital processing.
- DRC (Digital Reality Creation)-MF V1: Unlike conventional line doublers, the DRC
Multifunction feature replaces the signal's NTSC waveform with the near-HD
equivalent by digital mapping processing. The DRC Palette option lets
you customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) to
create up to three custom palettes.
- Multi-Image Driver (MID-XU): The
Multi-Image Driver allows you to watch two programs side-by-side (Twin View)
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, and 480i) simultaneously. Only the left Twin View window can
display 1080i, 720p and 480p sources.
DRC Modes: You can choose from
the following DRC advanced video options to create a high-resolution picture
with 4x density for high quality sources, such as a DVD player or satellite
- High Density: recommended
for fast moving images
- Progressive: recommended
for still images and text
- CineMotion: provides an
optimized display by automatically detecting film content and applying a
reverse 3/2 pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and more
BN Smoother: To
reduce noise caused by the digital video encoding and decoding process, you can
activate the BN Smoother feature. It is especially effective for watching a DVD
or digital TV picture. You can select High, Medium, Low, or Off. Note:
This feature is not available for 480p, 720p, or 1080i sources, or when using
Twin View, Freeze, or Memory Stick.
S-master Full Digital
Amplifier: The built-in 30-watt S-master 1-bit full digital amplifier
delivers superb clear dialog and reproduces the original sound quality while
minimizing any sound fragmentation or jitter noise. The amplifier delivers 5
watts per channel to the left and right speakers and 20 watts to the woofer.
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 a 100W UHP (Ultra High Pressure) Lamp (Models XL-2100 or XL-2100U) that you can easily replace.
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 16 favorite channels without leaving the
current channel. The preview is shown in the upper right corner with the
favorite channel list shown below, while the current channel appears in the left
3/4 of the screen.
Video Mode: You can select
Vivid, Standard, or Pro. The Vivid setting enhances picture contrast and
sharpness. The Standard setting displays a standard picture for normal viewing
environments. The Pro setting displays a picture with minimum enhancements. You
can set a Video mode independently for each video input.
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 screen
Power Saving: You can view the
picture with reduced power consumption by selecting the Power Saving mode. The
picture becomes darker, but the black level is enhanced. To view the picture
without the benefit of Power Saving, you can select "Standard" mode.
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.
On Timers: This unit has two timers
that can be set by day, time, duration, and channel.
Parental Control: V-chip
technology allows parents to block unsuitable programming from young viewers.
You can select a general age-based category (Child, Youth, Young Adult) or a
Custom category in which you select from the specific USA or Canadian TV Ratings
options. Parental control is protected by a 4-digit password.
Optional TV Stand: The TV can
be mounted on the optional Sony SU-GW-11 stand (item # 158SUGW11) which raises
the unit approximately 16" to an ideal viewing height.
Memory Stick Slot
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. The slot will accept Memory Stick Duo and Memory
Stick PRO Duo without having to use a Memory Stick Duo adapter. The Memory Stick
viewer is compatible with Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO (up to 1GB), Memory
Stick Duo and PRO Duo (up to 1GB), and Memory Stick with Memory Select function.
Memory Stick Index: The Memory
Stick Index displays up to 15 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 rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise or
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. During Slide Show playback, you can
choose one of the following interval speeds: Fast (3 seconds), Medium (6
seconds), Slow (12 seconds), or Manual Advance. If you desire to have music
playing during the slide show, you can start playing back a built-in MP3 file of
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, DVD players, cable boxes, and
HDMI Input: The KDF-50WE655
features an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) input which provides 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.
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
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.
Front Panel Inputs: For
connecting a game console or camcorder, the TV includes front panel inputs
(behind a drop-down panel) with stereo audio and composite and S-Video jacks.
For mono audio connections, you should use the left channel input.
Control S: Control S allows you
to control the TV and other Sony equipment with one remote control. There are
two Control S connections; both 3.5mm mini-jacks, one in and one out.