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Note: this is a 2 color print job. PMS black and PMS 7463 / blue
To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose the
projection TV 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.
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.
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 44.
Note to CATV System Installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (NEC)
that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding
system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as
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 antennas.
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
Safeguards" on page 3.
When using TV 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
contrast 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 contrast
setting, the image can be permanently imprinted onto the
screen. These types of imprints are not covered by your
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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NE PAS OUVRIR
RIESGO DE CHOQUE ELECTRICO
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
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.
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.
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 72 for instructions on adjusting picture
This will help you reduce the risk of causing image
IMAGE RETENTION IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR WARRANTY
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.
For your protection, please read these instructions completely, and
keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe and comply with all warnings, cautions and
instructions placed on the set or described in the operating
instructions or service manual.
To guard against injury, the following basic safety precautions
should be observed in the installation, use and servicing of the set.
This set should be operated only from the type
of power source indicated on the serial/model
plate. If you are not sure of the type of electrical
power supplied to your home, consult your
dealer or local power company. For those sets
designed to operate from battery power, refer
to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization
This set is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug
having one blade wider than the other), or with a three-wire
grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for
grounding).Follow the instructions below:
For the set with a polarized AC power cord plug
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one
way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact your electrician to have
a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug by forcing it in.
For the set with a three-wire grounding type AC plug
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or
convenience receptacles beyond their capacity,
since this can result in fire or electric shock.
Always turn the set off when it is not being
used. When the set is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it
from the wall outlet as a precaution against
the possibility of an internal malfunction that
could create a fire hazard.
If a snapping or popping sound from a TV set is
continuous or frequent while the TV is operating,
unplug the TV and consult your dealer or service
technician. It is normal for some TV sets to make
occasional snapping or popping sounds,
particularly when being turned on or off.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the set
through the cabinet slots as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts that
could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the set.
Clean the cabinet of the projection TV with a dry
soft cloth. To remove dust from the screen, wipe
it gently with a soft cloth. Stubborn stains may
be removed with a cloth slightly dampened with
a solution of mild soap and warm water. Never
use strong solvents such as thinner or benzine for cleaning.
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.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.
Water and Moisture
Do not use power-line operated sets near
water -- for example, near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a
wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand,
table or shelf. The set may fall, causing serious
injury to a child or an adult and serious damage
to the set. Use only a cart or stand recommended
by Sony for the specific model of TV. No part of
the TV set should overhang any edge of the TV
cart or stand; any overhanging edge is a safety
hazard. An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart combination to overturn.