© 2003 Sony Corporation
* Important: Read this manual before using this product
Printed in U.S.A.
To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, 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.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF
PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
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 program 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 result of misuse.
Note on Caption Vision
This television receiver provides display of television closed
captioning in accordance with §15.119 of the FCC rules.
Note on Cleaning the TV
Clean the TV with a soft, dry cloth. Never use strong solvents such
as thinner or benzine, which might damage the finish of the
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
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 TV in a hot or humid place, or in a place
subject to excessive dust or mechanical vibration.
The AC power cord is attached to the rear of the TV with
hooks. Do not attempt to remove the cord from these hooks.
Doing so could cause damage to the TV.
The model and serial numbers are provided on the front of this
instruction manual and at the rear of the TV. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
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
Wega, FD Trinitron, Steady Sound, Digital Reality Creation,
Caption Vision, CineMotion, Memory Stick, and Twin View are
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. ClearEdge VM and
HD Detailer are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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.
As an ENERGY STAR Partner,
Sony has determined that this
product or product models meets
the ENERGY STAR guidelines
for energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.
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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 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 should still fail 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 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 hazard.
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.
To protect small children from injury from Memory Stick Media,
remove all Memory Stick media from the TV's Memory Stick slot
and store it in a safe location when it is not in use.
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 hazards.
Do not place any objects, especially heavy objects,
on top of the set. The object may fall from the set,
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 unsteady
handling. 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.
Disconnect all cables and cords from the set before attempting to
move the set.
Do not allow children or pets to climb up onto, or push against, the
set. The set may fall, causing serious injury.
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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.
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
Never place the set in a confined space, such
as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Do not place the set near or over a radiator
or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct sunlight.
Power Cord Protection
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 INVARIABLY FATAL.
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 provide
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 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
If the set has been exposed to rain or
If the set has been subject to excessive
shock by being dropped, or the cabinet
has been damaged.
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
When the set exhibits a distinct change in performance, it
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
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.
Antenna lead-in wire
Antenna discharge unit
Power service grounding electrode
NEC: National Electrical Code
(NEC Section 810-20)
system (NEC Art 250 Part H)
(NEC Section 810-21)
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