How to Set Up a Sony Bravia HDTV

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How to Set Up a Sony Bravia HDTV
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Sony Bravia HDTVs are available in LCD, LED, Plasma and 3D, in sizes ranging from 22 inches to 60 inches. Before enjoying your Sony Bravia HDTV, you must first set it up. Sony Bravia HDTVs allow you to connect many different video sources, including HDMI, Component, RCA and VGA. Once the video sources are connected, you must set up the television, which includes choosing the language and channel settings.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • HDMI cable
  • Component cable
  • RCA audio cable
  • VGA cable
  • 1/8th inch to 1/8th inch stereo cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Determine whether you will be mounting the television on the wall, or using the included tabletop stand. If you are using the tabletop stand, attach the television to the stand by placing the stand on a flat surface, then, with the help of a partner, lowering the unit onto the stand. The stand will slide into the grooves on the bottom-centre of the television. Align the television with the screw holes on the stand, then tighten the screws to secure the television. Once secure, connect the stand rear cover, which covers the screws, by aligning the pegs and snapping it into place. For specific stand-connection instructions, refer to the user manual of your particular model.

  2. 2

    Connect your components to the Sony Bravia. To connect a component such as a cable box or DVD player with an HDMI cable, plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI output on the rear of the component. Plug the other end into the HDMI input on the rear of the Sony Bravia HDTV.

  3. 3

    Connect the red, green and blue video cables to the red, green and blue component output jacks on the rear of the device that you are connecting. Plug the red and white audio cables into the RCA audio output jacks on the rear of the device that you are connecting. Plug the other end of the red, green and blue component cables into the component video inputs on the rear of the Sony Bravia HDTV, then plug the red and white RCA cables into the red and white component channel audio input jacks on the rear of the Sony Bravia HDTV, on the same channel input as the component cables.

  4. 4

    Plug the VGA cable into the VGA input on the rear of the Sony Bravia HDTV, then plug the other end into the VGA output on your computer. Plug one end of the 1/8th inch cable into the 1/8th in audio input on the VGA channel. Plug the other end of the 1/8th inch cable into the audio output on the computer.

  5. 5

    Connect the television's power cable, then plug the cable into the nearest power outlet.

  6. 6

    Insert the included batteries into the Sony Bravia's remote control.

  7. 7

    Turn on the television to run the initial set-up, which requires the use of the television's remote control.

  8. 8

    Use the up and down navigational buttons on the remote control to select the language that you would like the menus on your television to appear in. Press the "OK" button, located in the centre of the navigational buttons to make your language selection once it is highlighted. On some model remotes, the "OK" button may have a "+" icon instead of the words "OK."

  9. 9

    Select "Continue" using the navigational buttons, then press "OK" to set-up the "TV Guide On Screen" if you are using the tuner built into the television. Once "OK" is pressed, the television will automatically search for available channels. If you are using a cable box with your Sony Bravia HDTV, select "Skip" using the navigational buttons, then press "OK."

  10. 10

    Enter your network settings using the on-screen keyboard, which is controlled by the navigational keys of your remote if your Sony Bravia HDTV has a wireless networking feature. You may be required to enter your network key, which can be obtained by contacting your administrator, or by logging into your router, using the router login instructions. If you would like to skip setting up the network settings, select "Skip" using the navigational buttons on the remote, then press the "OK" button.

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