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Sony XBR-52LX900

52" XBR® 3D-ready 1080p LED-LCD HDTV with built-in Wi-Fi®

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Item # 15852LX900

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With built-in Wi-Fi®, Sony's XBR-52LX900 makes it super-easy to send online movies and shows straight to your TV, so you can enjoy its big, beautiful picture while stretched out on your sofa. Actually, you can put this TV wherever you like and not have to deal with the hassle and clutter of running a network cable.

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Phenomenal image quality in all dimensions

It's all built in — 3D and Wi-Fi — making your entertainment options easy, and practically endless. And the 52" XBR-52LX900 delivers the accurate, vibrant picture quality people have come to expect from Sony's advanced XBR TVs. Movie characters and effects appear to jump out of the screen, TV shows gain more depth, and video games reach new levels of intensity.

How 3D TV works

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3D TVs present a slightly different view to each eye, and that's what creates the illusion that images begin in front of and extend well behind the actual screen. When you combine the 3D-ready XBR-52LX900 with Sony's 3D glasses (two pairs are included), you can enjoy vivid 3D viewing at home. Add a 3D-capable Sony Blu-ray player for the highest-quality 3D experience.

Instant wireless access to the Internet

With built-in Wi-Fi®, Sony's XBR-52LX900 makes it super-easy to send online movies and shows straight to your TV, so you can enjoy its big, beautiful picture while stretched out on your sofa. Actually, you can put this TV wherever you like and not have to deal with the hassle and clutter of running a network cable.

The '52LX900's built-in menu gives you instant access to Netflix®, Pandora® and more when you connect it to your broadband Internet service. Use the remote to surf 25+ web "channels" from the comfort of your couch. Stream movies to the biggest screen in your house or play customized Internet radio stations.

An LED backlight delivers a dynamic picture using less power

This model's OptiContrast LCD panel offers outstanding picture contrast, and black levels that get really black. Images pop with the vibrant, natural colors that demonstrate why LED backlights are superior to conventional fluorescents — and they're more energy-efficient, too. Other clever "eco" features include a "presence sensor" that detects if you've stepped away from your TV and automatically turns the picture off.

Motionflow™ PRO 240Hz ensures naturally smooth motion

Sony has been refining its Motionflow anti-blur processing for years and today it's one of the most sophisticated and effective solutions. This 240Hz version quadruples the video frame rate by inserting three entirely new frames for each original frame. The system creates seamlessly smooth, sharp pictures by analyzing the motion of specific on-screen objects as well as overall movement.

Connect to all the latest HD sources — and to the Web

Four HDMI inputs let you enjoy the best possible picture from high-def sources like Blu-ray players, satellite TV receivers, and HD game consoles.

Learn about the ins and outs of HDMI connections at the Crutchfield Learning Center.
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  • 52" screen (measured diagonally)
  • high-gloss black finish
  • can display 3D images when you wear Sony's 3D Active Glasses (2 pairs of glasses are included)
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • selectable Motionflow™ PRO 240Hz blur reduction for clearer motion
  • edge-lit LED backlight for high contrast and natural colors
  • BRAVIA Engine 3™ video processing improves the look of non-HD sources
  • room light sensor, Presence Sensor, and Energy Saving switch
  • Internet-ready Smart TV — has built-in apps for accessing the Sony Entertainment Network (on-demand movies and music), Netflix®, and more (broadband service required; subscription/fees required for some online services)
  • you can find the latest info about this TV's Internet apps at Sony's website
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • multibrand remote control
  • BRAVIA Sync™ simplifies control of compatible Sony components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 composite video
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • 4 HDMI v1.4 — accepts signals up to 1080p (60Hz, 24Hz)
  • PC input
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • USB port for photo/video/music playback
  • detachable tilt/swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 18-7/8"W x 15-3/4"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 49-3/4"W x 31-3/4"H x 2-5/8"D (33-1/4"H x 15-3/4"D on stand)
  • weight: 79.8 lbs. with stand; 66.6 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

After long research, we made our decision toward this TV. No regrets. Excellent picture right out of box, screen size is perfect. Price is reasonable. But have not tried 3D feature yet. Delivery was fast and accurate. Thanks.

LanaM, Silver Spring, MD

What's in the Box:

  • 52" Widescreen LED-LCD TV
  • Pedestal base
  • Plastic collar
  • 5.5' AC power cord
  • Wireless remote control (RM-YD036)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 2 pair of 3D active glasses (with CR2032 lithium batteries installed)
  • 2 Storage pouches
  • Back cover
  • Four 5mm x 16mm machine screws (with a flat-washer and lock-washer installed on each screw)
  • Eight 6mm x 20mm bolts (with attached lock- and flat-wahsers)
  • Four 0.25" spacers
  • Setup Guide (Operating Instructions)
  • Table-top stand assembly instructions
  • Network Settings booklet
  • Limited Warranty Information
  • Online Product Registration
  • "Attention" note (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Safety and Regulatory Booklet (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • End User License Agreement
  • Remote note
  • DIRECTV brochure
  • PS3 brochure
  • "Caution" note (taped to TV)

Energy Guide:

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Sony XBR-52LX900 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Great TV

LanaM from Silver Spring, MD on 10/17/2011

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After long research, we made our decision toward this TV. No regrets. Excellent picture right out of box, screen size is perfect. Price is reasonable. But have not tried 3D feature yet. Delivery was fast and accurate. Thanks.



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GOOG from Tampa, FL on 10/16/2011

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Exceptional in performance and value. We are only into our second week of viewing, but have tried everything including 3D. The included SONY 3D glasses (2 pair) was a nice bonus. Most pleasant surprise, the sound is terrific. The only negative is the SONY User Guide, very disappointing. I have made many purchases from Crutchfield and, once agin, the assistance and quick delivery remain superior. Very satisfied.




DebB from Campbelll, CA on 8/16/2011

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I couldn't be happier!! The picture quality is outstanding and the price (1600.00 price break) was exceptional. I based my purchase on the previous reviews, and I'm happy to say they weren't wrong. I'm not TV internet-savvy as the other reviewers, so I won't comment on that feature, but out of the box using plug and play was extremely easy. The "i-Manual" feature is very helpful when choosing your preferred settings. The picture clarity is remarkable; colors are vibrant; 3D superb. This TV outshines my other LED TV (different brand) 10 xs over. A big thank you to Crutchfield. They called, that day, to confirm my purchase and provide useful information on the delivery service. The day of delivery (earlier than thought) went flawless and the person was very professional. I found the "Hands-On Reseach" tab information very helpful because it explained (in detail) the various feature available on the TV. You can't go wrong purchasing this TV from the great folks @ Crutchfield.




Mrsly from Kansas City, MO on 7/30/2011

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One word. OUTSTANDING! This is an awesome TV. The picture is fantastic. The features are impressive. I installed the Sony TV above my gas fireplace and placed my HD DVD of a fire on the screen. The Sony fire looked more real. I put the 3D glasses on and did the conversion and it looked really awesome. I have a Sony 3D blu-ray player attached and watched an IMAX 3D movie and it was fantastic. There aren't enough adjectives to describe how great is this TV. You will love this TV. Price is high, but you get your monies worth. If you love TV, this is the unit to buy. You will be very happy. I own another Sony and it is 65 inch 1080i in the theater room. That units is 6 years old and working great to this day. Sony makes great products that last. This unit is a 2nd tv, but may easily become my primary TV. It is that good.



Best ive ever seen...

SeanP from Rochester, NY on 4/24/2011

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This TV is absolutely beautiful. I was going to go with a plasma because of image quality and motion concerns, but went to this set after the great price offered here. I am not disappointed. The black levels on this tv are excellent, even without the local dimming offered by the hx800. And with motionflow on standard everything looks great. The presence detection features are awesome, I have a family member that leaves everything on, and this tv takes care of that superbly, I havent come home to the home theater on yet (it shuts the reciever off through bravia link as well). And my 2 year old is finally catching on that he cant be right in front of the tv anymore (it shuts off on him telling him to get away now) The internet features work great, I plug my coax straight into the tv, and it not only grabs the channels, in HD from cable, but the TV guide syncs with the internet, and provides a BETTER solution than the digital cable box from time warner, it performs better, doesnt freeze, and looks like its from this decade! Havent checked the sound out, because I use ARC and never use TV speakers anyways, but with this size TV why would you want to...



Great TV immature Internet DLNA firmware

MarkP from Baker City, OR on 2/12/2011

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I have only had it a few weeks now but the TV works great five stars there. Internet TV features seem week when compared to my Samsung UN46C8000XF. The 3D works great and the 3D glasses are superior to the Samsung. I took off 1 star because the DLNA firmware that allows you to watch movies from your own or Internet servers does not find the movie files where the Samsung can see and play the files.



Sony XBR-52LX900

Jeff W from Seattle, WA on 10/6/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price, amazing quality, and good features. The 3D technology is amazing. If you have a PS 3 you can download 3D games compliments of Sony. The PS 3 also plays 3D movies, wow! IMAX Deep Sea 3D is amazing.



Sony XBR-52LX900

Arturo from San Juan, PR on 10/6/2010

TV manufacturers made a huge marketing blunder by not ensuring there was an ample media selection available at the time 3d technology was introduced to the market, and Sony is no exception. However, while media becomes readily available, the 3d simulation this set provides is notable. I have been a loyal Sony XBR costumer and this product more than met my expectations in all ratings including it's built-in WI-FI capabilities. Other than lower than average sound reproduction, which is evidently replaced by outside sound reproduction, this is the ultimate first generation 3D offering. I look forward to the release of 3D media to enjoy its full capabilities!




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Video Features

Monolithic Design with OptiContrast: You will enjoy the vanishing edge Monolithic design when the TV is off, plus admire the improved picture accuracy and deeper blacks via the OptiContrast panel technology when you are watching the TV.

Edge LED Backlight: The Sony Bravia XBR-52LX900 TV utilizes edge LED backlighting for an infinite dynamic contrast, smooth motion performance, and energy savings inside a slim designed cabinet.

Bravia Engine 3 Technology:Bravia Engine 3 is Sony's most advanced processing system for superior image detail, exceptionally vibrant, life-like images, reduced noise and optimized contrast and color. This fully digital video processor from Sony uses a collection of enhanced algorithms to significantly reduce noise, enhance overall image detail, and optimize contrast so every scene produces sharp, vibrant, life-like images.

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: The XBR-52LX900 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 1080p (60/24Hz) signals, and the single component video input can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals. All video signals from standard definition and high definition are upconverted to 1080p.

HD Video Inputs: The Sony Bravia XBR-52LX900 provides High Definition HDMI and component video inputs.

  • 4 HDMI (ver.1.4) Inputs: The XBR-52LX900 features four HDMI 1.4 inputs (2 Rear/2 Side). The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped A/V equipment. The HDMI input will accept 1080 (60/24Hz), 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The side-panel 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 side-panel component video input will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. If needed, the Component Video input can be used as a composite video input (480i only) instead.

Note: There is also a rear-panel composite video input (480i only).

ARC (Audio Return Channel) Function: The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver or surround audio controller, increasing system flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. The ARC function enables digital output of sound using the television's HDMI In 1 port and can only be operated when the TV is connected to an audio receiver that also supports the ARC function. When the Input Source of the television is the TV (antenna), the ARC function allows audio from the TV to be heard through a connected AV receiver via the television's HDMI 1 input. The audio is sent from the TV to your receiver via a single HDMI cable without the need for a separate optical cable.

Note: When connecting a digital audio system that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC) technology, connect to HDMI IN 1 with an HDMI cable. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.

3D Ready: The Sony XBR-52LX900 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 from an HDMI connected 3D compatible source (3D-ready Blu-ray Disc Player, Satellite Receiver, or PlayStation3 gaming console) via the television's built-in 3D sync transmitter and included 3D active glasses. 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 modes.
  • 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 Select" setting.
  • 3D Format: Select between 3 types of 3D formats based on your video content.
    • Simulated: for viewing regular 2D pictures in simulated 3D
    • 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)

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 3.3'-19.6875'.

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.

Motion Pro 240Hz Technology: Motionflow Pro 240Hz is a proprietary technology that displays TV broadcasts at an outstanding high-frame rate. By displaying pictures at a higher frame rate than standard, Motionflow Pro 240Hz reduces motion artifacts in high-speed sports footage for smooth, natural motion reproduction. This allows you to experience smooth motion detail and clarity using Motionflow Pro 240Hz technology. Motionflow Pro 240Hz technology quadruples the frame rate from the standard 60 frames per second and applies Image Blur Reduction technology to deliver a crisp, fluid and realistic viewing experience during fast-action scenes. The Motionflow Pro 240Hz feature has five settings to choose from - Smooth, Standard, Clear 1, Clear 2, or Off. 

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.

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.

LightSensor Technology: The television's integrated LightSensor technology automatically increases or decreases the level of brightness of the TV's backlight based on your room's lighting conditions. When you dim the lights to watch a movie, the TV's sensor dims the backlight, which also helps reduce unnecessary power consumption.

Screen Modes: You can choose from the following Screen Modes:

  • 4:3 Source:
    • Wide Zoom: Enlarges the picture to fill a 16:9 screen, preserving the original picture as much as possible.
    • Normal: Displays a 4:3 picture in its original size. Side bars are shown to fill the 16:9 screen.
    • Full: Stretches the 4:3 picture horizontally, to fill the 16:9 screen.
    • Zoom: Displays the cinemascopic (letter box format) picture in the correct proportion.
  • 16:9 Source:
    • Wide Zoom:Enlarges the picture to fill a 16:9 screen, preserving the original picture as much as possible.
    • Full:Displays a 16:9 picture in its original size.
    • Zoom: Displays the cinemascopic (letter box format) picture in the correct proportion.
    • H Stretch:Stretches the picture horizontally keeping the vertical size in its original. This is only available with 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 1080/24p sources.
  • Auto Wide:Automatically changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.

Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture modes:

  • Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
  • Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical viewing environments.
  • Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
  • Cinema: For film-based content. Suitable in a theater-like environment.
  • Game (Standard/Original): For standard picture suitable for games, or adjust the game picture according to your preference.
  • Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing graphics.
  • Photo (Vivid/Standard/Custom): Enhances contrast, sharpness, and color of photographs; for standard viewing of photographs; or adjustment of detailed settings for viewing photographs and storing your preferred settings.
  • Custom:Allows you to store your preferred settings for Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness, Noise Reduction.

MPEG Noise Reduction: This feature reduces the picture noise in MPEG-compressed videos. This is effective when viewing a DVD or digital broadcast. You can set the level of noise reduction to High, Medium, Low, or Off.

CineMotion: This function provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content.

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.
  • Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture for stronger contrast. The Black Corrector 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 color.

Picture Adjustment Lock: This function prevents the television's Picture Settings from being changed.

Audio Features

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 clear.
  • Standard: Provides natural sound.
  • Clear Voice: Make voice clearer by lowering background sound.
  • Custom: Allows you to customize sound settings (Bass, Treble and Balance).

S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front surrounds provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just two front speakers. You can choose from five modes.

  • Sports: Delivers surround effects that make you feel like you are watching a live sports contest.
  • Music:Delivers surround effects that make you feel like you are surrounded by sound as in a music hall.
  • Cinema: Delivers surround effects just like the high-grade audio systems found in movie theaters.
  • Game: Delivers surround effects that enhance game sound.
  • Simulated Stereo:Adds a surround-like effect to monaural programs.
  • Off: Select for normal stereo or mono reception.

Sound Enhancer: The Sound Enhancer reproduces clear sound by complementing high-frequency bands.

Steady Sound:Steady Sound equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and commercials.

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 outputs.

  • Analog Audio Outputs (Fixed/Variable): These stereo RCA audio jacks on the rear-panel of the television allow you to listen to the TV's audio through your stereo system.
  • Digital Audio Output: The rear-panel Optical digital output connects to the optical digital input of your digital audio equipment which is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible.

PC/USB/Network Functions

PC Compatible: A side-panel 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 input. The TV supports the following PC resolutions - VGA (640 x 480), SVGA (800x 600), XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768/1360 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024), and HDTV (1920 x 1080). 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 area).
  • Sharpness: Phase (fine tunes overall sharpness), Pitch (adjusts uneven sharpness)
  • 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 PC.

PIP: Picture-in-Picture displays an image from a connected PC (via PC-input or HDMI) in full-screen and a TV program (antenna/composite video) in an inset window. You can swap audio between the main and sub window.

USB Port: The Sony TV features a side-panel USB type-A port for sharing your photos (JPEG/RAW) or videos (AVCHD/MP4/MPEG1), and listening to music (MP3/linear PCM) from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage device (Formatted in FAT 12/16/32). The Sony TV provides the following photo playback functions.

  • Picture Frame: The Sony TV's Picture Frame feature displays a photo for a selected period of time (similar to a Slide Show). You can select a photo from the connected USB device or preset picture folder.
  • Photomap:By connecting a digital still camera with GPS function to the unit's USB port, you can display a photo with a map of the location where the photo was taken. To use this feature, the TV also has to be connected to the Internet to download map information.

Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony TV features built-in Wi-Fi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The TV's built-in Wi-Fi 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. The television also provides an Ethernet (LAN) port if you prefer a hardwired connection.

Note: 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.

DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG/RAW), music (MP3/linear PCM), and video (AVCHD/MP4/MPEG1) files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) on the Sony HDTV. Up to 10 media servers can be connected using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection. This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as a gateway to Internet content, delivering a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to the Sony TV. The television is equipped with a rear-panel Ethernet (LAN) port and offers built-in Wi-Fi for making a broadband Internet connection, allowing you to connect to the web. Once your connection and setup is complete, 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 including: Netflix, YouTube, Slacker, and more.

Note: Broadband internet connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are depended upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Select content provided subject to change. Premium content may require additional fees, a subscription and/or PC registration.

Bravia Internet Widgets: Widgets are small downloadable applications that provide easy access to interactive content when your TV is connected to the Internet. Integrated Bravia Internet Widgets deliver interactive content when the TV is connected to the Internet. With the Widgets feature, you can display a variety of information on the screen. The built-in widgets allow you to personalize your viewing experience by adding information apps to your screen so you can instantly access the latest local news, weather, sports headlines and Twitter updates.

Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in Wi-Fi. The TV's software updates when the television is in standby mode.

Convenience Features

Intelligent Presence Sensor: Featuring an advanced Intelligent Presence Sensor with Face Detection, this 3D HDTV recognizes when someone is watching the screen. Depending on where you're seated in the room, the TV will automatically optimize sound balance and picture performance, warn children if they're sitting too close, or shut off the picture completely if no one is watching.

Note: The sensor can monitor up to 5 viewers' activities in front of the TV.

Scene Select: You can access the following scene modes from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.

  • Cinema:Delivers picture scenes and sound just like those in a theater.
  • Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like those in a stadium.
  • Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed photo.
  • 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 detailed pictures.
  • General:No optimized picture or sound according to the input source.
  • Auto:Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality according to the input source.

Favorite Menu: The Favorites Menu function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite TV content. The Favorites menu manages your preferred TV channels, photos, music, video content and external inputs 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 Favorites screen. 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.

On-Screen TV Guide: The On-Screen TV Guide provides up to two days of program information and customizes the program listings to your preference. With this feature, you can search for programs by categories and keywords as well as customize your favorite channels or favorite keywords. The "My TV" feature allows you to organize the program listings by profiles such as Movie, Sport or Kids. You can also create your own profile to organize your favorite programs, channels, or keywords.

Note: TV Guide is available with connection to your cable service or with over-the-air antenna signal. You must connect your signal directly to the TV's Cable or Antenna input without using a cable box.

Info Banner:The television's Info Banner displays information about the currently viewed TV channel and program.

Input/Channel Label: This feature allows you to assign labels to the television's inputs and your favorite channels. You can create station call letters (up to nine characters) to the channel numbers. You can assign the following labels for each input (except PC and Cable/Antenna inputs): Cable, Receiver, Satellite, VCR, DVD/BD, DVR, Audio System, Home Theater, Game, Camcorder, Digital Camera, PC, and Skip. Or you can also select a custom nine character label for each of these inputs.

Close Captions (CC):The Sony HDTV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.

ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony HDTV exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as an Ambient Sensor, an Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following PC Power Management functions.

  • 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.
  • 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 TV.
  • Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no input signal is detected for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Presence Sensor:Presence Sensor is an audience monitoring function. When the sensor detects no audience in front of the TV for a certain period of time, it turns the picture off automatically, while leaving the TV sound on. Additionally, if no presence is detected after 30 minutes in picture off mode, the TV will switch to standby mode. This helps you save energy automatically turning the picture off when you are not in the room, leaving only the audio on, or switching the TV to standby mode After 30 minutes of no motion.
  • Energy Saving Switch: The TV's energy saving switch eliminates standby power consumption without having to unplug the television. Simply turn the Energy Saving Switch to off position and the TV no longer draws energy from the power source.

Note: When the Energy Saving Switch is switched off, power consumption is reduced. In addition, when the Energy Saving Switch is switched off, you will not be able to perform functions such as saving clock settings.

Quick Start:Quick Start turns the TV on faster than usual when the "Power" button is pressed on the remote control. Up to three time periods can be set. When you set "Smart Mode" to "On", the TV recognizes the time periods when you watch TV the most and will turn on faster.

Note:If "Quick Start" is set, power consumption may increase.

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 preference.

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. 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.

Hidden Connections: The TV's rear-panel connections are located behind a removable door. The TV's detachable AC cord plugs into the television behind a removable back cover.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-YD036). The remote control is preset to operate the Sony TV, and most Sony BD players, DVD players, DVD/HDD recorders, and audio systems (Home Theater, etc.). To control equipment made by other manufacturers (and some other Sony models), you can program the remote control. The remote is also designed to operate Sony Bravia Sync AV components connected by HDMI. The remote control features two power buttons (one on the front of the remote and one on the back of the remote).

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 logo.

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.

Mounting Options

Tabletop Stand: The display comes supplied with a tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 79.8 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 four threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing of 11-3/4" (300mm) and a vertical spacing of 11-3/4" (300mm). The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 66.7 lbs without the stand.

Note: The AC power cord's straight two-prong AC plug measures 1.625" from the wall-outlet.

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