Inputs and Outputs Notes
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: This TV 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 1080/24p signals, and the two component video
inputs can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals. All video signals from standard defintion and high defintion are upconverted to 1080p.
10-Bit Processor and 10-Bit
Display: The television's 10-bit processor and 10-bit panel
combine to create allow 64 times the levels of expression versus 8-bit panels,
resulting in smoother transitions from color to color and faithful reproduction
of subtle color changes.
Live Color Creation System With WCG-CCFL: Live Color Creation is a special Sony
function that achieves precise, wide color reproduction using a combination of
advanced chroma signal processing algorithms. A special Wide Color Gamut
(WCG-CCFL) backlight is combined with Sony's Live Color Creation circuitry. The
benefit is clear blues, natural greens and overall vibrant colors in all scenes.
BRAVIA Engine 2 Full Digital Video Processor: The BRAVIA Engine 2 Fully Digital Video Processor uses a collection of
unique Sony algorithms to significantly reduce noise, enhance overall image detail, and optimize contrast so every
scene produces sharp, vibrant, life-like images.
Motionflow 120Hz Technology: Motionflow 120HZ
technology doubles the frame rate to help remove judder in film sources, HD
content, broadcast movies and primetime programming, creating smoother, more
fluid motion that delivers a natural and realistic viewing experience. You can choose
between three settings: High, Standard, or Off.
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) Function:
Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE) dynamically improves contrast,
resulting in deep blacks in darker scenes without losing fine details in shadows
and other dark areas of the picture. Sony's Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)
builds on the TV's excellent on-contrast ratio performance of 4,000:1. A Dynamic
Contrast Ratio of up to 50,000:1 is achieved by using real-time image processing
to adjust the contrast along with optimizing backlight levels.
The Sony LCD TV features x.v.Color Technology.
Thanks to this technology, the color space of the television has been greatly
expanded. 1.8 times as many natural colors as existing HDTV signals can now be
faithfully reproduced by this television.
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 has taken
advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television
producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
DMex (Digital Module Extender) Ready: Sony's Digital Media Extender (DMex) ready
televisions offer a digital connection path for the addition of optional Sony
modules like the new BRAVIA Internet Video Link (DMX-NV1, sold separately). With
innovative DMex expansion capabilities featuring the Emmy award winning XMB user
interface, the KDL-40XBR6 becomes a powerful entertainment
platform for today and tomorrow.
Digital Media Port: Sony's Digital Media Port connection allows the use of an optional Digital Media Port adapter such as the TDM-NW1 to connect digital devices
directly to select Bravia HDTVs. By using these optional Sony adapter, the television can show photos and videos or
play the music stored in select Sony Walkman, iPOD, PC, mobile phones and other digital devices. Your personal digital device even recharges while connected via the
USB Port: The TV offers easy access to JPEG photos and MP3
music files stored on a Sony digital camera connected via USB interface or Sony
Micro Vault USB flash drives through its side-panel High Speed USB type-A port.
Photos can be viewed as a Slideshow with or without music or in an Thumbnail
view with up to 60 images at one time. Photos can also be rotated 180-degrees.
Music files can be played repeatedly or in a random order. You can also view
factory preset visual effects during MP3 audio playback.
Note: Sony does not guarantee or assure the USB
functionality on this TV in the following cases - Use of non-Sony brand USB
equipment, Use of video or audio clips process on a computer, Use of files
obtained from the Internet or from a printed film processing center.
DLNA Compliant: DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
compliance allows BRAVIA XBR6-Series HDTVs to access digital photos from
DLNA-enabled PCs and other devices through a wired Ethernet connection. DLNA
stands for the Digital Living Network Alliance, an Industry Standard Networking
Capability supported by leading companies in the consumer electronics industry
that allows DLNA compliant products to work with one another. This TV is a DLNA
Certified digital media photo player that can display JPEG photo content from
your DLNA Certified networked computer. Using the television's rear-panel
Ethernet port, a DLNA-enabled PC can be accessed from the comfort of your living
room or family room via the KDL-40XBR6, where you can enjoy photos stored on
your PC with friends and family, without having to view them on your computer.
PC Compatible: 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, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA and HDTV. You can adjust
Phase, Pitch, Horizontal and Vertical Position and Wide Mode of picture.
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. Once the supported equipment is
connected, the following operations are available:
- Turn off the equipment automatically when you turn off the TV
- When the connected equipment is turned on by One-Touch-Play, the TV will
automatically turn on and select the respective HDMI input
- Automatically turn on equipment listed under the External Inputs on the
XMB when selected
- Camcorder transport control
- When a Sony A/V receiver with BRAVIA Sync is connected the following
additional operations are possible:
- Turning on the A/V receiver when the TV is turned on
- Automatically switching the A/V receiver's input to the TV
- Adjust the volume and muting of the A/V receiver with the TV's
TV Guide: You can use the Sony LCD TV's on-screen TV Guide
to find the show that you want to watch. The TV Guide allows you to search for
shows by program categories and by keyword. The TV Guide provides up to two days
of TV programming information. The TV Guide is available with cable service
(without a cable box) or over-the-air antenna.
P&P Feature: The TV comes features P&P (picture and picture) to allow you to view two pictures simultaneously. P&P provides two windows side by side with A/V inputs and TV channels. The main
window can be from the Video, Component, HDMI, DMPORT, or PC inputs while the sub window comes from a TV channel from the VHF/UHF/Cable
Xross Media Bar (XMB) Interface: Sony's award-winning Xross
Media Bar provides a logical and fast way to access set up menus, user controls,
and more. The on-screen display comes to life by pushing the XMB menu button on
the remote. Navigation through the menus is smooth and fast.
Picture Modes: You can select one of the following picture
- For Video:
- Vivid: enhances picture contrast and sharpness
- Standard: displays a standard picture for typical
- Cinema: used to view film-base content; suitable
for viewing in a theater-like environment
- Custom: allows you to store your preferred settings
for Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature,
Sharpness, Noise Reduction, MPEG Noise Reduction, DRC Mode and DRC
- For Photo:
- Vivid: enhances picture contrast and sharpness
- Standard: displays a standard picture for typical
- Original: images resemble the printed pictures from
your photo album
- Custom: allows you to store your preferred settings
for Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, and
- For PC:
- Video: enhances the video shown on the screen
- Text: enhances the text shown on the screen
Advanced Video Settings: In
addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the
- Black Corrector: enhances black
areas of the picture for stronger contrast
- Advanced Contrast Enhancer:
automatically optimizes the backlight and contrast
- Gamma: adjusts
the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture
- Clear White: emphasizes
white and light colors
- Live Color: makes colors
more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones
- Color Space: select the
range of color reproduction from Wide to Normal
- White Balance: adjust the
color temperature color by color
CineMotion 3/2 Pulldown Processing: This function optimizes
the display by automatically detecting film content and applying a reverse 3-2
pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and more natural-looking.
The television provides two CineMotion settings - Auto 1 and Auto 2.
Video/Photo Optimizer: This features sets the television's
picture settings to optimize the image quality of video (moving pictures) or
photo (still image) content. This feature is only available for 1080i/p
(excluding 1080/24p) content connected to the component or HDMI input.
GameMode: This mode provides the optimum screen settings for
fast paced video games where response time is important.
Light Sensor: In the menu, you
can activate the automatic picture brightness control. A light sensor measures
the amount of ambient light in the room and adjusts the picture brightness level
accordingly. The light sensor can be turned off if desired.
Theater Mode: During this mode the television's picture
settings will be set for a cinema-like experience and the television's audio
will be switched to the audio output of the attached speakers of your BRAVIA
Sync audio system connected via HDMI.
Screen Modes: You can choose from the following Screen
- 4:3 Default:
- Wide Zoom: 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 the 4:3 picture in its original
size with black bars at the left and right sides to fill the screen
- Full: Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally
only to fill the screen
- Zoom: Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture
proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox
- 16:9 Wide Mode:
- Wide Zoom: Enlarges the picture to fill the screen
with minimal distortion
- Normal: Displays a 4:3 picture in its original
aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3
- Full: Displays the picture at its original size
- H Stretch: Enlarges the picture horizontally to
fill the screen when the original source is 16:9; it is also useful for
HD channels with 4:3 content
- Zoom: Enlarges the picture proportionately, both
vertically and horizontally
- Auto Wide: Automatically changes screen settings base
upon incoming video signal and content.
Favorite Channel: This feature
allows you to store and quickly access 30 of your favorite analog and digital
Background TV: Background TV displays images of current
video on your TV that are similar to a screen saver. Background TV is available
from the Cable/Antenna, Composite and DMPORT inputs.
Freeze Function: Press this
button once to display a frozen image of the current program in a window on the
screen. Press again to show only frozen image on the TV screen. Press again to
return to the program.
Jump Function: This feature
allows you to jump back and forth between two channels. The TV alternates
between the current channel and the last channel that was selected.
This feature allows you to assign labels such as station call letter to the
channel numbers. You can use up to seven characters.
Input Label: Each of the television's inputs (except
PC/DMPORT) can be labeled with names (DVD, Cable Box, Satellite, BD, VCR,
Receiver, DVR, Game, Camcorder or PC) instead of video 1, video 2, video 3, etc.
Banner: This feature allows Closed Caption and/or channel programming
information to be displayed on the TV screen. You can choose from CC1, CC2, CC3,
CC4, Text1, Text2, Text3 and Text4. Digital Channel's Closed Captions can be
customized. You can select Text-type, Character-size, Character-style,
Character-color, Character-opacity, Edge-type, Edge-color, Background-color and
Sound Settings: The Sound Settings menu
allow you to make the following adjustments:
- Sound Mode: You can customize the
bass and treble or use one of the two preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: enhances both treble and
- Standard: suitable for spoken
- Custom: allows you to store your
preferred settings for bass and treble
- Treble, Bass, Balance: You can
individually set the treble, bass, and balance settings as desired.
- S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front
surrounds provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just
two front speakers. When turned off, the normal stereo or mono reception
- Sound Booster: Sound Booster provides
a fuller sound with greater depth and width by emphasizing the high and low
frequency sounds. You can select High or Low for the amount of boost you
- Voice Zoom: Adjusts the clarity of
human voices by emphasizing or softening vocals.
- Steady Sound: Steady Sound equalizes
volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and
- Volume Offset: adjusts the volume
level of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
- Woofer Level: increases or decrease the low frequency
Timers: There is one event
timer and a sleep timer built in. The event timer is set for the day, time, channel, duration
and volume. 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.
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.
Parental Control: You can
select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are
available (Child, Youth, and Y. Adult) or the limitation can be customized to
specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit
Channel Block: This feature allows you to block specific
channels regardless of program ratings. A 4-digit password needs to be set up
prior to blocking channels. The blocked channel can only be viewed by entering
the correct password.
Backlit Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with
a wireless remote control (RM-YD024). The remote control is preset to operate
Sony brand video equipment. The remote is also programmable to work non-Sony
brand equipment such as DVD, VCR, DVR, Satellite or Cable. In addition, the
remote control's buttons are backlit with a press of one button for easy
operation when the lights are turned off.
Pedestal Stand: The display comes supplied with a tabletop
pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 52 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 4 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 45 lbs without the stand.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
KDL-40XBR6 features four HDMI
inputs, including one on the side panel. One input also has
left and right RCA audio jacks. The HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video
interface. 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 RCA audio inputs are used. The HDMI input will
accept 1080/24p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
PC Input (RGB): 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.
Analog Audio Outputs: These stereo RCA audio jacks allow you to
listen to the TV's audio through your stereo system. In the menu you can set the
output to Fixed (volume controlled by the receiver/amplifier) or Variable
(volume controlled by the TV's remote control) operation.
Note: You must
turn the TV speakers off in the menu in order for the audio outs to function.
Digital Audio Output: Optical
digital output that connect to the optical digital input of your digital audio
equipment that is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible. Dolby Digital Audio signal from
the HDMI input will be output as PCM.
LAN (10/100): The television features an Ethernet port (LAN
10/100) which can connect to a Local Area Network using an optional Ethernet
cable (sold separately). You can use this connection to connect to a network and
receive software updates from the Internet.
DMPORT: This Sony proprietary port connects to Sony Digital
Media Port equipment (sold separately) to display photos, videos and music from
DMex/Service Port: This USB
port is for service use only unless you are connecting the optional Bravia DMex
Side Panel AV Inputs: For convenience, there are two A/V
inputs on the left side panel of the TV. Included is an HDMI input as well as a stereo RCA input
with a composite video input.
Side Panel USB Port: The unit's side-panel USB type-A port
is used to connect USB equipment to access photo files and music files.