How to Label Inputs on a Sony Bravia

Updated February 21, 2017

Sony Bravia televisions are manufactured with several video inputs to accommodate the many component devices you can use with your TV. To make switching between inputs easier, Sony designed their Bravia televisions with the ability to change the label for each input. Instead of trying to remember that your DVD player is connected to "Video 6", you can change the label to read "DVD".

Press the "Menu" button on the remote control to access the television's main menu.

Highlight "Settings" with the up or down arrow buttons and press "+". The settings menu will appear on the screen.

Choose "Label Video Inputs" to bring up a list of the video inputs on your television.

Scroll through the list of video inputs with the up or down arrow buttons and press "+" to edit the input. The available labels will appear for the video input. For inputs 1 to 7, the options are "DVD", "Cable Box", "Satellite", "BD", "VCR", "Receiver", "DVR", "Game", "Camcorder", "Edit" and "Skip". For input 8, the options are "PC", "Edit" and "Skip".

Use the up or down arrow buttons to highlight a label and press the "+" button to set the label. If you choose "Edit", you can enter a five-character label using the onscreen keyboard. If you choose "Skip", the television will pass the input when scrolling through the available video inputs.

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each of the video inputs.

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