2004 Sony Corporation
LCD Projection TV
Printed in U.S.A.
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of
the LCD 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
If, after reading the following instructions, you have
additional questions related to the use of your Sony TV,
Please call one of the following numbers.
Customers in the continental United States contact the
Direct Response Center at:
Customers in Canada contact the Customer Relations
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the LCD projection TV to rain or
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
When using TV games, computers, and similar products
with your projection 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
Note to CATV system 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.
Use of this television receiver for other than private
viewing of programs broadcast on UHF, VHF,
transmitted by cable companies or satellite 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
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your warranty and
your authority to operate this equipment.
Operate the LCD 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
If any liquid or solid object should fall inside the
cabinet, unplug the LCD projection TV immediately
and have it checked by qualified service personnel
before operating it further.
If you will not be using the LCD projection TV for
several days, disconnect the power by pulling the
plug itself. Never pull on the cord.
For details concerning safety precautions, see
"Important Safeguards" on page 5.
To prevent internal heat buildup, do not block the
Do not install the LCD projection TV in a hot or
humid place, or in a place subject to excessive dust
or mechanical vibration.
Avoid operating the LCD projection TV at
temperature below 41°F (5°C).
If the LCD 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. In this case, please wait
a few hours to let the moisture evaporate before
turning on the LCD projection TV.
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 LCD projection TV in a room where the
floor and walls are not of a reflective material.
This digital television is capable of receiving analog
basic, digital basic and digital premium cable television
programming by direct connection to a cable system
providing such programming. A security card provided
by your cable operator is required to view encrypted
digital programming. Certain advanced and interactive
digital cable services such as video-on-demand, a cable
operator's enhanced program guide and data-enhanced
television services may require the use of a set-top box.
For more information call your local cable operator.
This television also includes a QAM demodulator which
should allow you to receive unscrambled digital cable
television programming via subscription service to a
cable service provider. Availability of digital cable
television programming in your area depends on the type
of programming and signal provided by your cable
TM is a trademark of Cable Television
TruSurround, SRS 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 4,482,866.
Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of
This TV incorporates High-
Definition Multimedia Interface
TM) technology. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-
Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
WEGA, Steady Sound, Digital Reality Creation,
CineMotion, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo,
Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo,
MagicGate, MID and Twin View are trademarks of Sony
Use the following Sony appliance(s) only with the
following TV STAND. Use with other TV STAND may
cause instability and result in possible injury.
SONY APPLIANCE MODEL NO.:
SONY TV STAND MODEL NO.:
SU-GW11 (for KDF-42WE655/KDF-50WE655)
SU-GW12 (for KDF-55WF655/KDF-60WF655)
SU-GW1 (for KDF-50WE655)
Before using your LCD projection TV, please read these
instructions completely, and keep this manual for future
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Do not use attachments not
recommended by the manufacturer, as
they may cause hazards.
Clean the cabinet of the LCD
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 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 LCD projection TV for
a long period of time, it may be necessary to clean
the inside of the LCD projection TV. Consult
qualified service personnel.
Unplug the AC power cord when cleaning this unit.
If not, it may result in electric shock.
Clean the rear cover area of the LCD projection TV
regularly. Dust in the rear cover area may cause a
problem with the cooling system of the LCD
projection TV set.