Intelligent Peak LED: Sony's Intelligent Peak LED Backlight
uses local dimming and boost to achieve an incredible dynamic contrast ratio with
the deepest blacks and brightest whites possible. Sony's Intelligent Peak LED
Backlight system uses a full array, local dimming for deeper blacks, while also
boosting brightness in lighter scenes creating incredible on-screen contrast.
Every television picture requires contrast (the difference between dark and
light areas of the screen). High contrast makes your TV picture vivid, deep and
powerful. Sony achieves spectacular contrast with Intelligent Peak LED
Backlight. This system places a multi-segment array of white LEDs behind the
screen and varies the LED brightness according to the picture content. It shines
brightly where the picture is bright, and can fall to black where the picture is
black. Experience Sony's best picture quality and extraordinary contrast with
this full-array, local dimming system.
OptiContrast Panel with Corning Gorilla Glass: The Sony
Bravia XBR-HX950 series LED-LCD TV combines Sony's OptiContrast Panel with
Corning Gorilla Glass for an incredible dynamic contrast, increased brightness, and
minimized unwanted light reflection - for overall better picture quality.
- OptiContrast Panel: The Sony Bravia XBR-HX950 series
television utilizes OptiContrast panel technology for improved brightness,
deeper blacks, less reflection, and overall better picture accuracy.
- Corning Gorilla Glass: The Sony Bravia XBR-HX950 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: Adjusts effect level optimally by detecting
video area within a picture.
- 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 XBR-HX950 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.
Video Inputs: The Sony XBR-HX950 series
TV is equipped with HDMI, Component,
and Composite video inputs.
- 4 HDMI Inputs: The XBR-HX950 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.
Automatic Intelligence: 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. 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 XBR-HX950 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
|Wide Mode ||16:9 Original Source ||4:3 Original Source |
|Wide Zoom ||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. |
|Normal ||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original
aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p
sources). ||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). |
|Full ||Displays the picture at its original size. ||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally
only to fill the screen. |
|Zoom ||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both
vertically and horizontally. ||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture
proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox
Captions || 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. |
| Portable || |
| Stretches a black-framed game image to fill the
|Auto Wide || |
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 (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 XBR-HX950
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 the Bravia Entertainment Network.
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony XBR-HX950 series LED-LCD
TV is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the
television to your home network and computer.
- WiFi (wireless LAN): The Sony TV offers built-in WiFi
that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The
TV's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection for the television
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,
Yahoo! Widgets, or the built-in web browse. You can stream movies, videos,
music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while Yahoo! Widgets allow you to
easily access local news, sports headlines, and social media feeds. The built-in
web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL and keywords.
- 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. You'll be able to enjoy some
of the web's most popular online movie services;
Amazon Instant Video,
YouTube, and more. You can also listen to select music services
offered on the internet with this receiver. You'll be able to enjoy some of
the web's most popular internet radio services;
NPR, and more.
Sony Entertainment Network for a full list of the latest internet
- Yahoo! Widgets: Yahoo! 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, sports
scores, finance/stocks while you watch TV. You are also able to access
- 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 enter URLs
and 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
Note: Bravia Entertainment Network content requires a
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
Skype Ready: 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.
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy
various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG), music
(MP3WMA/LPCM), and video (AVCHD/MPEG/WMV) 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 (MPEG/H.264/XviD/WMV9), and
listening to music (MP3/WMA) 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.
- Photo Frame: You can enjoy looking at a photo,
listening to music, and viewing the clock/calendar at the same time. To
prevent any type of burn-in, the position of the photo, clock, and calendar
are switched automatically every hour. The TV will automatically shut off
after 1, 2, 4, or 24 hours of Photo Frame 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 1 input. The TV supports
the following PC resolutions - VGA(640x480), SVGA(800x600), XGA(1024x768),
WXGA(1280x768), SXGA(1280x1024) and HDTV (1920x1080). 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.
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 PKG1.402AAA (as of 11/7/2012). 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.
USB Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB-enabled
keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web
browsing. You can move the cursor with the USB mouse and enter text with the USB
keyboard. Not all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Tabletop Stand: The Sony television comes with a
tabletop pedestal stand. The
television weighs 105.1 lbs with the stand attached. The tabletop stand allows
the television to swivel 15° left or right, as well as tilt backward 6°.
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 400mm and a vertical spacing
of 300mm. The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 96.1 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.