Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV (ATSC) Tuner:
The KDF-70XBR950 has a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, so you don't
have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode
over-the-air HDTV/SDTV signals.
Native Resolution: Since
the KDF-70XBR950 has a display resolution of 1386 x 788, all input signals will
be displayed at 1386 x 788.
WEGA Engine System:
Sony's Proprietary WEGA Engine System consists of 3 key technologies engineered
and designed by Sony:
- Enhanced Direct Digital II
Circuitry: The first step in the
digital processing system, Direct Digital II circuitry with integrated 3D
Comb filter, increases signal-to-noise ratio when converting the signal from
analog to digital by reducing the number of Digital to Analog conversions.
- 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 high-density, 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.
- Multi-Image Driver
(MID-X): The Multi-Image Driver
maintains the integrity of a converted signal by minimizing image loss in
the scaling process, providing unique flexible Twin-View picture and picture
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
Wide XGA LCD Panels:
This television features three 0.87" wide XGA LCD panels, one for each RGB
(Red, Green, and Blue) signal, that each resolve 1.09 million pixels for crisp, precise picture
Superfine Pitch Lenticular
Screen: With a screen pitch of just
0.098 mm, this screen controls the spread of light to increase the viewing angle
both vertically and horizontally.
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 120W UHP (Ultra High Pressure) Lamp that you can easily replace.
3D Digital Comb
Filter: Sony's 3D digital
comb filter analyzes picture information horizontally, vertically and over time.
You will get high resolution under most picture conditions.
Protective Screen: This television has
a screen with a scratch-resistant dark tint surface that increases black level,
resulting in brilliant colors.
Coating: This treatment is applied to
the high-contrast screen so pictures remain vivid and contrast remains rich and
vibrant. In addition, the double anti-reflective coating eliminates glare from
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 480i) simultaneously.
Only the left Twin View window can display 1080i, 720p, and 480p sources.
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.
This feature allows you to store and quickly access 16 of your favorite
channels.Favorite Channel Preview:
This feature allows you to preview up to 16 favorite channels without leaving
the current channel.
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
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
enlarges the 4:3 picture horizontally and vertically to an equal aspect
ratio that fills the 16:9 screen
Wide Mode is not available while in Twin View, Freeze mode, or when
viewing 1080i and 720p sources.
This feature allows you to move the position of the picture up and down in the
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
To enhance the sound, you can choose one of the following effects:
- Virtual Dolby:
provides Dolby Pro Logic surround sound
adds a three-dimensional sound to stereo programs
adds a surround-like effect to mono-channel programs
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.
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 will
play back MP3 files.
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 transport
buttons on the remote. In addition, you can rotate the image 90 degrees
clockwise or counterclockwise.
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.
You can view JPEG images or MPEG1 movies in a Slide Show. The Slide Show menu
includes the following options:
allows you to select background audio to play during the Slide Show:
- Play All:
plays all MP3 files on a Memory Stick
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 Slide Show:
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
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
plays the Slide Show repeatedly
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.
and Outputs Notes
The TV has three i.LINK inputs, one on the front panel and two on the
rear-panel, allowing the display to be used with compatible i.LINK-equipped A/V
These terminals are not intended for use with personal computers.
Video 7 DVI-HDTV In:
Although the TV has a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, this input allows
you to connect an optional digital set-top box. 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.
The DVI-D input will accept 1080i, 720p, and 480p signals.
Component Video Inputs:
Although the TV has a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, these inputs
allow you to connect an optional digital set-top box. The component video inputs
will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
The TV has a rear-panel Toslink optical digital output with a plastic protective
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 Variable.