Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Sony BRAVIA
KDL-52XBR2 is a 52" diagonal LCD flat panel HDTV that features a Live Color
Creation backlight system, TruSurround XT audio technology and digital audio
enhancement amplification to provide you with a dynamic picture and sound
1920 x 1080 Panel
Resolution: Sony BRAVIA XBR televisions have Full HD 1920x1080 display
panels. Full HD 1920x1080 panels have over 2 million pixels (more than
twice that of 720p HDTV), and can fully reproduce the 1080p content
that can be delivered by the new 1080p Blu-ray disc players without scaling. The BRAVIA EngineT PRO
can upconvert everything from standard definition and high definition to 1080p for a
Bravia Engine PRO Full Digital Video
improved BRAVIA EngineT adds a picture quality
enhancement circuit called Digital Reality Creation Multi-function v2.5.
DRC-MFv2.5 now has the added ability to process interlaced and progressive video
signals, and because it has twice the processing power of previous DRC-MF
circuits, it can do its processing and output them to 1080p. (Native 1080p input
signals are not processed through DRC-MFv2.5.) DRC-MFv2.5 is also user adjustable according to the video source.
Live Color Creation System (featuring WCG-CCFL
backlighting system): Sony's Live
Color Creation achieves precise and wide color reproduction using a combination
of advanced chroma signal processing algorithms along with a specially developed
WCG-CCFL (Wide Color Gamut - Cold Cathode Florescent Light). Deep blue levels along with a natural, broad range of
greens deliver vibrant colors throughout any scene.
7th Generation Sony LCD Panel:
The Sony TV uses a 7th generation Sony LCD panel for truly matchless image
quality and performance. This panel is produced efficiently from glass to a
create large, high quality panel. The PVA high definition display (1,920x 1080)
that is used offers a wide 178 degree viewing angle, very fast response
times and a spectacular contrast ratio.
High Contrast Ratio: Sony uses a dynamic
backlighting system called ACE (Advanced Contrast Enhancement) on BRAVIA TVs.
ACE automatically senses the APL (Average Picture Level) of the video signal and
adjusts the intensity of the backlight for improved contrast. VESA test and
measurement methods are applied yielding a contrast ratio of used 7000:1. This
number represents the widest possible ratio between black and white contrast
levels. Sony also measures their BRAVIA televisions with a more stringent method
that measures the amount of black and white levels that can appear on the screen
at the same time. This method yields a more real world measurement of 1300:1.
CineMotion: This Technology
along with the reverse 3-2 pull technology provides smoother picture movement
when playing back movies or other video sources on film.
Integrated HDTV: This feature
allows you to watch digital television programs and enjoy the improved
audio/video quality offered by these programs.
ATSC Integrated Tuner: This
tuner allows the reception of local, off-air digital broadcasts providing the
viewing of free, true high-definition network programming without the addition
of a set top box or a monthly fee.
HDMI: Interface (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) provides an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video
interface between the TV and any HDMI-equipped audio/video component, such as a
set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced, or
high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio.
PC Input: The PC input (HD-15-pin)
offers easy connection to your PC, allowing you to use your high resolution
BRAVIA S-Series Digital TV as a computer monitor.
VESA: The TV uses VESA
compliant mounting holes to add an optional wall-bracket to hang the television
on the wall. The TV is VESA 400 x 200 compatible.
Wide Screen Mode: This mode
allows you to watch 4:3 normal broadcasts in wide screen mode (16:9 aspect
ratio). There are five settings to choose from.
- Wide Zoom: fills screen
with minimum distortion
- Normal: displays 4:3
picture in original size when original source is 4:3.
- Full: enlarges the picture
horizontally to fill the screen when the original source is 4:3; also use
this mode when the original source is 16:9 to display the 16:9 picture in
its original size
- Zoom: enlarges the
original picture without distorting the aspect ratio
- Auto: screen automatically
changes to the screen mode that is best for the current program
Picture Mode: The TV features
Three Picture Modes to customize your picture viewing.
- Vivid: This mode enhances
the picture contrast and sharpness.
- Standard: The Standard
mode is recommended for your home entertainment use. (default setting)
- Custom: This mode allows
you to store your preferred settings from the following.
- Backlight: adjust to
brighten or darken the backlight
- Picture: adjust to
increase or decrease picture contrast
- Brightness: adjust to
brighten or darken picture
- Color: adjust to
increase or decrease color intensity
- Live Color: makes
colors more vivid
- Hue: adjust to
increase or decrease the green tones
- Sharpness: adjust to
sharpen or soften the picture
- Gama: adjusts the
balance between the light and dark areas of the picture
- Black Corrector:
enhances black areas of the picture for stronger contrast
- Advanced Contrast
Enhancer: automatically optimize the contrast; effective for dark
images scenes because it will increase the contrast distinction of the
darker picture scenes
- Clear White:
emphasizes white and light colors
- Color Space: select
the range of color reproduction from Normal to Wide
- Color Temperature:
adjust the white balance of the picture; there are three selections
- Cool: gives the
white colors a bluish tint
- Neutral: gives the
white colors a neutral tint
- Warm: gives the
white colors a reddish tint
- Detail Enhancer:
enhances the details of the picture
- Edge Enhancer:
enhances the outline of the picture
- Noise Reduction: You can
select to reduce the noise level of the connected equipment to the TV's
VHF/UHF input. You can choose from Auto, High, Medium, Low or Off.
- DRC Mode: This mode
produces a high-resolution picture for high-density sources such as Blu-ray,
DVD, or Digital Satellite. You can select from Mode1(Recommended), Mode2
(only for 1080i) or Off.
- DRC Palette: This feature
allows you customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity)
for input sources.
Color Matrix: This feature
allows you to reproduce the color-difference signals. You can choose between
Standard (Automatically optimizes based on signal) or Custom (select either
ITU601 or ITU709 which normalized the tone when color tones look unnatural).
This feature allows the pictures brightness level to be optimized to ambient
light. The effect from the Light Sensor depends on the setting of Picture Mode
and Power Saving Mode.
Sound Mode: The TV features
Three Sound Modes to customize your TV listening.
- Dynamic: enhances bass and
- Standard: suitable for
- Custom: flat setting or it
allows you to store your preferred settings from the following:
- Treble: increase or
decrease higher-pitched sounds
- Bass: increases or
decreases lower-pitched sounds
- Balance: emphasizes
left or right speaker balance
- Volume Offset: adjust the
volume level of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other
- Steady Sound: select this
mode to stabilize the volume across all programs and commercials
- Surround: You can choose
from "Off (stereo)", Simulate Stereo (adds a surround-like effect to mono
programs), or TruSurround XT (surround effect for stereo programs)
- BBE: select to give sound
more impact by compensating for phase effects in speakers; you can choose
from High, Low or Off
- MTS: allows you to enjoy
stereo, bilingual and mono programs
SRS TruSurround XT: Building on the success of TruSurround technology,
TruSurround XT audio adds three new audio enhancement technologies to produce an
amazingly immersive sound experience. Dialog Clarity brings movie dialog into
"focus" during the playback of any surround-encoded material to make speech much
clearer and crisper. TruBass creates incredible deep rich bass allowing a person
to perceive significantly deeper, richer low bass tones that are far beyond the
physical low frequency capabilities of the speaker itself. And WOW widens the
soundstage by processing standard two-channel stereo material as well as
multi-channel encoded material for a dramatic improvement in the playback of any
stereo audio over a two-speaker system.
A/V Sync: Us this option to
make adjustments to audio and video synchronization when you have external
equipment connected to the Optical Out of the TV.
Label Video Inputs: This
feature allows you to identify A/V equipment you connected to the TV. You can
choose from the following.
- Video 1-6 Inputs:
Receiver, Satellite, Cable Box, VCR, DVD, DVR, HD, Game, Camcorder, Edit or
- Video 7 Input: PC, Edit,
Note: The Edit label
allows you to create a custom five character label for that input.
This feature allows you to assign labels such as station call letter to the
channel numbers. You can use up to five characters.
Favorite Channels: This
function allows you navigate a list of up to 16 favorite channels without
leaving the current channel.
Show/Hide Channels: This
feature allows you to show or hide channels that appear when you use the channel
Note: Channels that you set
to be hidden can be accessed only with the 0-9 buttons.
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.
(V-Chip): The parental control function allows parents to block unsuitable
programming from younger viewers. You can select between Off, Child, Youth,
Young Adult or Custom using the rating system in the TV's manual.
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
Sleep Timer: You
can set the amount of time you want your TV to remain on before shutting off
automatically. You can select from Off, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
Timer: You can
use this feature to turn the TV on, turn it off, or tune it to a specific
channel at a scheduled time. The TV has two timers (Timer1 and Timer2).
Timer feature will not be available until you set the Current Time.
Select this feature to reduce the power consumption by adjusting the backlight
brightness. This function also enhances the black level. You can choose from
Off, Low, High and Picture Off.
Wireless Remote Control: The TV
comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-YD010). 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.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
- HDMI In: the TV provides a
side panel HDMI input
- Video 2: consists of a
composite video input as well as composite stereo audio inputs; great for
connecting a camcorder or game system
- Headphone Jack: listen to
your TV in privacy using the headphone out
- HDMI Inputs: The TV
features two HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) inputs that provides an uncompressed,
all-digital audio/video interface between the TV and any HDMI-equipped device,
such as a DTV set-top box, DVD player or A/V receiver. HDMI supports enhanced or
high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio. You can also connect a
DVI-equipped device to the TV via an HDMI-DVI adapter cable. Since a DVI
connection does not output audio, you will also need to connect an audio cable
from the DVI-equipped device to the TV. The HDMI input has left and right RCA
- Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
- S-Video: The TV features
one rear panel S-video connection
- Composite A/V: The TV
feature two rear panel composite audio/video RCA connections.
- Audio Out: The TV has a
rear-panel audio output, which consists of left and right RCA audio jacks. Using
the menu, you can choose Fixed or Variable audio output. The audio jacks are
only operable when the TV's built-in speakers are turned off.
- Optical Output: You can use the
TV's optical digital audio output to connect a Dolby Digital/PCM-compatible
digital audio device, such as an audio amplifier.
- VHF/UHF and Cable Inputs:
Two RF inputs that connect to your Cable and VHF/UHF antenna.
- PC IN: Use the RGB
connection to connect a personal computer's video output connector using
HD15-HD15 cable (supplied analog RGB cable).