Connecting Your New BRAVIA LCD HDTV
Running Initial Setup
Congratulations! Your new BRAVIA® TV opens the door to a “Full HD Experience”.
Your BRAVIA TV must be properly connected to components such as sound system
Run the Initial Setup to scan for the available analog and digital channels after
This guide will explain how to get the most from your new High-Definition TV.
and cable or satellite box.
connecting your signal source to the CABLE/ANTENNA input on the rear of the TV.
See reverse side of this guide for sample connection diagrams.
The Initial Setup screen will appear when your BRAVIA is powered on for the
first time. Select the language for the OSD (on screen display) from the screen
Please take these steps before you power up your BRAVIA:
Turn off and unplug all components before making connections.
Do not turn on the TV until connection setup is completed.
Register online at:
http://www.sony.com/registration (from U.S.A.)
http://www.sonystyle.ca/registration (from Canada)
Make sure you’ve removed all accessory contents from packaging.
Install 2 AA batteries (supplied separately) in your remote control.
Determine whether you will mount your TV on a wall or place it on a floor stand. Sony
wall-mounting brackets are designed to provide the best fit.
High or Standard
Step 1 of 7
HDMI cable carries both video
and audio signals.
(*When HDMI is connected to DVI
with an adapter, a separate audio
L/R is necessary.)
1080i, 720p, 480p,
HD or SD content)
Please select a language. Language settings will apply to
on screen display as well as default audio for digital
channels. Highlight a choice and press to continue.
Quick Setup Guide
■ Give your TV 2
inches (6 cm) of space behind it to properly ventilate.
1080p, 1080i, 720p,
The Four Steps to a Full HD Experience:
HD or SD content)
Set, Sound, Source, and Setup
Along with your BRAVIA TV set, a complete HD system requires an HD sound system, a
source of HD content, and proper setup connection with components such as your HD cable
or satellite box.
For further information, see the Operating Instructions Manual supplied with the TV.
Please retain this guide for your future reference. Assembly may be required on some
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2 Follow the instructions provided on the screen.
Note: Be sure to select Energy Star compliant mode Home when prompted for
home use. If you are using a cable or satellite box, select the Skip option to skip
the Auto Program.
You must get HD programming to experience the stunning detail of HDTV.
The quality of the image you see on your BRAVIA can only be as high as the quality of the
signal it is displaying. This chart shows the different signal types and how to access them.
Composite video connection
When all receivable channels are found, press ,to continue to set the current
For Your Convenience
HD Over-The-Air Antenna
HD Cable Subscription/
High Definition Best Picture Quality
What is HDMI™?
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cables are the standard for connecting HDTV.
They are built to properly handle high bandwidth, uncompressed video and
multi-channel audio—all in one cable.
Please contact Sony Customer Support directly if
you have questions on the use of your television
after reading your Quick Setup Guide and
Operating Instruction Manual.
16:9 Aspect Ratio
Continue on to set up the TV Guide On Screen™ if you are not using a cable or
satellite box. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your system.
HD Satellite Subscription
Digital Cable Subscription
Good Picture Quality
Aspect Ratio based on
For United States
Connecting a PC to Your BRAVIA
or to speak with a support representative:
May require DVI-to-HDMI adapter and separate audio connector.
Connect PC’s audio output when using a Digital Video Interface (DVI) or HD15
Original TV format
4:3 Aspect Ratio
Contact your cable or satellite provider to upgrade your service to HD. Receive over-the-air
HD broadcasts with an HD-quality antenna (www.antennaweb.org) and discover the wealth
of entertainment now available on super-high-resolution Blu-ray Disc™.
To learn more about HDTV, visit:
Press PC’s FUNCTION Key + Select Output to transmit to TV.
When using an HD15 connection, adjust TV’s Pitch and Phase to correct sharpness.
Refer to your BRAVIA Operating Instructions Manual for more information.
or to speak with a support representative:
Note: Your TV will need to be left powered off (overnight) to receive TV Guide
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When your program information is obtained, your TV will display the program
listing. (See Operating Instructions Manual for more details.)
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Watching Your TV
Remote Control and XMB™
Input: Select Your Content Source
Customize Sound and Picture Quality
DISPLAY LIGHT POWER TV POWER
Press HOME to display the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar).
Whether you are watching cable, satellite or broadcast TV; playing a VCR, DVD or Blu-ray
Disc; or connecting to your PC, you need to choose the correct input using your remote
You can choose optimum sound and picture settings to match the content you are displaying
on your TV:
XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) with focus on Settings.
Press HOME on your remote control to display the XMB and select Picture or Sound
PREV REPLAY ADVANCE NEXT
Select Settings to customize your TV.
Press HOME on your remote control to display the TV or External Inputs selection list; OR
Press INPUT to display the input selection menu as shown below. You can use both INPUT
or /to toggle through the list.
from the Settings menu. Choose the appropriate setting for your content.
Use the OPTIONS button to quickly access Picture Adjustments and Sound
Refer to your Operating Instructions Manual for more information.
THEATER SOUND PICTURE WIDE
Easily access your favorite channels, photos, music, and inputs with the Favorites feature.
Adjust Screen Shape and Aspect Ratio
The TV will automatically detect the
connected equipment. Shown here with
equipment connected to Video 1,
Component 1 and HDMI 1.
High-Definition and Standard-Definition signals are transmitted with different aspect ratios
(the width-to-height shape of the image). Most HD signals use a widescreen aspect ratio of
16:9. Most SD signals use a boxy 4:3 aspect ratio. The 16:9 aspect ratio looks perfect on your
BRAVIA, but a 4:3 image may need to be adjusted to better fill the wide screen of your
XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) with focus on TV icon.
Select the channels from here or use the 0-9 number
buttons on your remote control.
Adjust your TV so boxy 4:3 images are automatically re-configured (zoomed or
stretched) to fit the wide TV screen; OR
Watch SD content in its original, boxy format with wide black bars surrounding the
image to fill in unused space (for example, you may prefer to watch an old classic movie
in its original 4:3 format, not reconfigured for a wide screen).
Inputs can be managed by labeling them
with the name of the connected
equipment as shown here. See the
Operating Instructions Manual for
Press WIDE on your remote control. Your TV will display available wide modes for the
current signal. Select the Wide Mode setting of your preference.
XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) with focus on External
Inputs. Select connected device from here or use
the INPUT button on your remote control.
REC RECPAUSE RECSTOP
Music channels and inputs
To Do List
When the Initial Setup is completed, consider carrying out these items:
Saved channel or
Set Closed Captions (CC)
Set Parental Lock
Manage Inputs (Label/Enable Inputs)
Press FAVORITES to access Favorites.
In Favorites, you will see a history of recently viewed channels and external inputs.
Highlight an item and press
to access it.
To add a channel, photo, music, or external input to Favorites, tune to it and press
OPTIONS, then select Add to Favorites.
See the Operating Instructions Manual for more details on this feature.
For details, refer to your BRAVIA Operating Instructions Manual.