© 2003 Sony Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the
projection TV, below the Sony logo, on the sticker, and also on the
TV box (white label). Record these numbers in the spaces provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage"
within the product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
Do not expose the TV to dripping or splashing. Avoid placing
liquid-filled objects, such as vases, on top of the TV.
To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized AC plug with
an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can
be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
When using Video games, computers, and similar products
with your projection TV, or viewing a TV station whose logo
always stays on the screen, keep the brightness and picture
functions at low settings. If a fixed (non-moving) pattern
such as a station logo is left on the screen for long periods
of time, especially at a high brightness or picture setting,
the image can be permanently imprinted onto the screen.
These types of imprints are known as image retention.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE,
NE PAS OUVRIR
RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELECTRICO
How to reduce the risk of "Image Retention" on your
Bright, stationary images such as TV station logos displayed
on your TV can cause permanent damage to your TV,
resulting in retention of the image in the picture. Please
take the following steps to reduce the risk of causing image
View a variety of program sources or programming
Image retention can occur when bright stationary images
such as TV station logos are viewed. Changing the program
material viewed reduces the possibility that a single image
will become imprinted on the picture tubes in your TV.
When viewing programs with stationary images, adjust the
picture setting to reduce the "Picture" and "Brightness"
levels. Image retention is accelerated by higher
"Brightness" and higher "Picture" settings.
Please see page 92 for instructions on adjusting picture
This will help you reduce the risk of causing image
IMAGE RETENTION IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR WARRANTY
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Note on Caption Vision
This television receiver provides display of television closed
captioning in accordance with §15.119 of the FCC rules.
Note on Convergence Adjustment
Before you use your projection TV, make sure to adjust
convergence. For details, see "Adjusting the Convergence
Automatically (Flash Focus)" on page 42.
Use of this television receiver for other than private viewing of
programs broadcast on UHF or VHF or transmitted by cable
companies for the use of the general public may require
authorization from the broadcaster/cable company and/or
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference with radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
Operate the projection TV only on 120 V AC.
The plug is designed, for safety purposes, to fit into the wall
outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, contact your dealer.
If any liquid or solid object should fall inside the cabinet,
unplug the projection TV immediately and have it checked
by qualified service personnel before operating it further.
If you will not be using the projection TV for several days,
disconnect the power by pulling the plug itself. Never pull on
For details concerning safety precautions, see "Important
Safety Instructions" on page 3.
To prevent internal heat buildup, do not block the ventilation
Do not install the projection TV in a hot or humid place, or in
a place subject to excessive dust or mechanical vibration.
Avoid operating the projection TV at temperatures below 5°C
If the projection TV is transported directly from a cold to a
warm location, or if the room temperature changes suddenly,
the picture may be blurred or show poor color due to
moisture condensation. In this case, please wait a few hours
to let the moisture evaporate before turning on the projection
To obtain the best picture, do not expose the screen to direct
illumination or direct sunlight. It is recommended to use spot
lighting directed down from the ceiling or to cover the
windows that face the screen with opaque drapery. It is
desirable to install the projection TV in a room where the
floor and walls are not of a reflective material.
TruSurround and the
symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs,
Inc. TruSurround technology is incorporated under license from
SRS Labs, Inc.
BBE and BBE Symbol are trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc. and are
licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under U.S. Patent No. 4,638,258 and
Steady Sound, Digital Reality Creation, Caption Vision,
CineMotion, Memory Stick, and Twin View are registered
trademarks of Sony Corporation. ClearEdge VM, HD Detailer, and
Uniform Brightness Screen are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation and used only to
designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All
products with an i.LINK connector may not communicate with
Be careful when moving the projection TV
When you place the projection TV in
position, be careful not to drop it on your
foot or fingers.
Watch your footing while installing the
Carry the projection TV in the specified manner
If you carry the projection TV in a manner other than the specified
manner and without the specified number of persons, it may drop
and a serious injury may be caused. Be sure to follow the
instructions mentioned below.
Carry the projection TV with the specified number of persons
(see "Carrying Your Projection TV" on page 12).
Do not carry the projection TV holding the speaker grill.
Hold the projection TV tightly when carrying it.
The projection TV includes handles that you can use to carry the
unit (KDP-65WS550 only).
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
As an ENERGY STAR Partner,
Sony has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.
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Important Safety Instructions
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10 Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
11 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
12 Use only with the cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury
13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
Additional Cleaning Instructions
Clean the cabinet of the projection TV with a dry, soft cloth. To
clean the screen of your projection TV, please use only a clean, soft
cloth lightly dampened with water. Stubborn stains such as
fingerprints can be removed with a clean, soft cloth lightly
dampened with a solution of mild soap and warm water. Never
use alcohol or strong solvents (such as thinner, benzene, ammonia,
or alcohol-based), or abrasive cleaning solutions to clean your TV
If the picture becomes dark after using the projection TV for a long
period of time, it may be necessary to clean the inside of the
projection TV. Consult qualified service personnel.
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