How to Tune a Sony Trinitron

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Although the Sony Trinitron television is no longer produced you can still find some sets in homes around the country. The Sony Trinitron TV originated as a dial-based television and although the older television sets required you to adjust the station through a series of knobs, newer Sony Trinitron televisions do come with a remote control and are dial free, allowing you to tune into your favourite station from the comfort of your couch.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Pull out on the power button at the bottom of the Sony Trinitron to turn on the TV. Wait a moment or two for the TV to warm up.

  2. 2

    Spin the bottom dial to access the stations 2 through 13.

  3. 3

    Stop the dial on "U" if the television station you want to receive is above 2 through 13.

  4. 4

    Turn the smaller top dial until you land on the station you want to watch.

  1. 1

    Power on the Sony Trinitron TV with either your remote control or the power button on the TV.

  2. 2

    Press the "Analog/Digital" button to switch the television to the digital tuner. Without the digital tuner, the only way you can view TV is with the aid of a digital converter box (or cable/satellite connection).

  3. 3

    Press the two numbers between 0 and 9 that match the channel, followed by "." and then press the next two numbers between 0 and 9 that match the channel again, followed by "ENT." For example, if you wanted to watch sub channel "54.61," you'd press "5" and "4," then "." then "6" and "1" before pressing "ENT." This allows you to tune directly into a digital channel.

  4. 4

    Type in the number of the next station you want to watch on your remote control and the station will appear on the TV. Alternatively, you can use the channel up and down buttons to reach your desired station.

Tips and warnings

  • When using an older Sony Trinitron you can only watch programming by either connecting to an antenna through a digital converter box, or through a cable/satellite receiver.

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