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To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the
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.
Note to the CATV Installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the 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 practical.
Operate the TV only on 120 V AC.
One blade of the power plug is wider than the other for
safety purposes and will fit into the power 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 falls into the TV, unplug it and
have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it
When using TV games, computers, and similar products
with your TV, keep the brightness and contrast functions at
low settings. If a fixed (non-moving) pattern is left on the
screen for long periods of time at a high brightness or
contrast setting, the image can be permanently imprinted
onto the screen. Continuously watching the same channel
can cause the imprint of station logos onto the TV screen.
These types of imprints are not covered by your warranty
because they are the results of misuse.
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 following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antennas.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
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
Protecting the TV
To prevent internal heat build-up, do not block the
Do not install the TV in a hot or humid place, or in a place
subject to excessive dust or mechanical vibration.
Note on Caption Vision
This television receiver provides display of television closed
captioning in accordance with § 15.119 of the FCC rules.
Use of this television 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
The model and serial numbers are located on the front cover
of this manual and at the rear of your TV.
Trademarks and Copyrights
ENERGY STAR® is a registered mark.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE,
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.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not use
this polarized plug with an extension cord,
receptacle, or other outlet unless the blades can
be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
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 or product
model meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines
for energy efficiency.
WEGA®, FD Trinitron and Caption Vision are registered trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
Licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under USP 4638258.4482866. BBE and
BBE symbol are trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.
"WOW, TruSurround, and the ()® symbol are
trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. WOW technology is
incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc."
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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 may be equipped with a polarized alternating current
line plug (a plug having one blade wider than other). 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 replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
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
cords or convenience
their capacity, since
this can result in fire
or electric shock.
Always turn the set off when it is not to be 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
Do not disconnect the antenna or the power cord during a
heavy storm. Lightning may strike while you are holding
the cable or cord, causing serious injury. Turn off your TV
and wait for the weather to improve.
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.
Do not use attachments not recommended
by the manufacturer, as they may cause
Do not place any objects, especially heavy
objects, on top of the set. The object may
fall from the set, causing injury.
Unplug the set from the wall outlet before
cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth
lightly dampened with water for cleaning
the exterior of the set.
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.
Always use two or more people to lift or move the set. The
set is heavy and the bottom surface is flat. Serious injury can
result from trying to move the set by yourself alone, or from
Install the set on a stable, level surface.
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,
tripod, bracket, 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 the manufacturer for the
specific model of TV. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. 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.
The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or
bottom are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure
reliable operation of the set, and to protect it from
overheating, these slots and openings must never be
blocked or covered.
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Never cover the slots and openings
with a cloth or other materials.
Never block the slots and openings
by placing the set on a bed, sofa, rug
or other similar surface.
Never place the set in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in
cabinet, unless proper ventilation is
Do not place the set near or over a
radiator or heat register, or where it is
exposed to direct sunlight.
Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the
power cord, and do not place the set where the
power cord is subject to wear or abuse.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna is installed, follow the precautions
below. An outdoor antenna system should not be located in
the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such
power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA
SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO KEEP
FROM CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR
CIRCUITS AS CONTACT WITH THEM IS ALMOST
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in USA and
Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code in Canada
provides information with respect to proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Antenna Grounding According to the NEC
Antenna Grounding According to the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
For added protection for this television receiver during a
lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage to the
receiver due to lightning and power-line surges.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
When the power cord or plug
is damaged or frayed.
If liquid has been spilled
into the set or objects have
fallen into the product.
If the set has been exposed to
rain or water.
If the set has been subject to
excessive shock by being
dropped, or the cabinet has
If the set does not operate
normally when following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are specified in the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the set to normal operation.
When the set exhibits a distinct change in
performance -- this indicates a need for service.
Do not attempt to service the set yourself
since opening the cabinet may expose you
to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
When replacement parts are required, be
sure the service technician certifies in
writing that he has used replacement
parts specified by the manufacturer that
have the same characteristics as the
original parts. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
Upon completion of any service or repairs to
the set, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks (as specified by the
manufacturer) to determine that the set is in
safe operating condition, and to so certify.
When the set reaches the end of its useful life,
improper disposal could result in a picture
tube implosion. Ask a qualified service
technician to dispose of the set.
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ARTICLE 250, PART H)
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