Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line – old and new models, features

Sony Bravia TVs: types, – old and new models, connection instructions, setting up Sony Bravia.

What is Sony Bravia

Sony is one of the giants of the Japanese electronics industry. Bravia represents its brand in the TV market.

The name is an abbreviation of the English expression “Best Resolution Audio Visual Integrated Architecture”, which translates as “integrated solutions for ideal high-definition sound and image.”

This name reflects the key features of the brand. The company produces televisions using the latest technology to ensure high quality products. The brand appeared in 2005, and the following year it took first place in the world in the sale of plasma TVs.
Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features

What is special about Sony Bravia TVs, what technologies are there, what is unique about them

Sony Bravia TVs can receive digital TV directly without the use of additional devices. This ensures high quality broadcasting and almost complete absence of interference. This applies to most models, however, there are those that will need a set-top box to work with DVB-T2. You can check this information for the desired model on the official website. This company offers TVs made at the highest technological level. In particular, the following technological innovations are available to owners of modern Sony Bravia:

  1. Maintaining Dual Database Processing allows you to ensure the quality of the display is not lower than 4K and reduces the presence of interference to a minimum. Even when lower quality video is shown, the image and sound are shown at the highest quality level available. The technology additionally uses two proprietary databases containing a huge number of basic images.
  2. The use of Slim Backlight Drive provides that two layers of LEDs are used on the screen. This allows you to better place the necessary accents on the image and more accurately control the backlight.
  3. MotionflowTM XR gives video a cinematic quality. This technology monitors the smoothness of the movement of images during the transition from frame to frame and, if necessary, inserts its intermediate frames to improve the quality of the display.
  4. X-tended Dynamic RangeTM PRO is designed to control the brightness of the backlight in different areas. Through the use of special algorithms, a higher image contrast is achieved in this way.
  5. ClearAudio+ performs state-of-the-art sound optimization.
  6. Clear Phase monitors the sound quality and, if necessary, makes adjustments to improve its quality.
  7. With TRILUMINOSTM Display , the usable color gamut is increased by at least 50%. This is achieved by analyzing different colors and their ratios and making appropriate adjustments. It uses additional LED-backlight, as well as QDEF film, which is a proprietary development.

Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, featuresWhen watching programs on Sony Bravia, the user can feel how modern technologies can improve the quality of viewing.

How to choose a Sony Bravia TV

When purchasing a TV, you need to check whether it works directly with the DVB-T2 standard. Information about this may be indicated on the packaging box, on a sticker on the case, on the receipt issued upon purchase, it may be contained in the instruction manual. When choosing specific models, it is also recommended to pay attention to the following features:

  1. The diagonal is considered one of the most important parameters . Optimal is called equal to 21 inches. When choosing, you need to take into account the size of the room in which the viewing will be performed and the distance to the screen.
  2. When choosing the right brightness and contrast , you need to consider your own financial capabilities. LCD screens are considered budget solutions, while LED and OLED screens are of higher quality, but more expensive.
  3. A good resolution will allow you to get a better picture. It is not recommended to buy TVs with a resolution of less than 600p. To watch Full HD you need a 1080p screen.
  4. Dimensions are chosen based on what kind of video you plan to watch. Typically, an aspect ratio of 3:4 or 9:16 is used. The latter option is convenient for watching widescreen movies.

The choice must be made carefully, as the TV is usually bought for many years.

Sony Bravia TVs – the best models

TVs of this company are of high quality. The following are recommendations for choosing devices with different diagonal sizes.

ModelDiagonalPermissionAvailability of built-in Smart TV
Sony KDL-32WD75631.51920×1080Yes
Sony KDL-49WF805491920×1080 Full HD and HDR10 1080pYes
Sony KDL-50WF665fiftyFull HD 1080p and HDR10Yes
Sony KD-65XG9505654K UHD HDR10Yes

Sony KDL-32WD756

This model has a built-in Smart TV based on Android. The model has a diagonal of 31.5 inches, resolution is 1920×1080. The presence of 4 GB of memory ensures fast system operation. The instruction manual can be downloaded from https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/res/manuals/4584/e77324d8b5ce57b90310111dad4eed20/45847781M.pdf. According to user reviews, the product is characterized by high quality and reliability. The TV has a nice design. As disadvantages, they note the inability to work with the MKV format and the fact that there is only a minimal set of Smart TV functions.
Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features

Sony KDL-49WF805

This model has a screen diagonal of 49 inches. Movies can be watched in 1920×1080 resolution, Full HD and HDR10 1080p. The screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which allows you to comfortably watch widescreen movies. The instruction manual is available at https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/res/manuals/4731/4eb0c0c17efff455ad82a3fec3550d9b/47317961M.pdf. Users note the rich functionality, the possibility of high-quality pairing with a smartphone, a simple and convenient organization of the interface. As a disadvantage, it is mentioned that in some cases the sound quality is reduced.
Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features

Sony KDL-50WF665

The TV demonstrates high-quality assembly and reliable protection against dust and moisture. The 50-inch display lets you watch Full HD 1080p and HDR10 movies. The screen format is 16:9. The device is able to work with almost all the most common video formats. The instruction manual is available at https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/res/manuals/4729/8b9436503f5242ce6c51f5bef279342e/47294251M.pdf. Users note the excellent quality of color reproduction and sound. On this device, you can not only watch videos, but also run most computer games, since it uses the Android operating system. Users indicate that an insufficiently functional remote control is used and the absence of some advanced Smart TV functions.
Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features

Sony KD-65XG9505

This LCD model has a diagonal of 65 inches. When viewing, it provides a resolution of 3840×2160. The device has 16 GB of internal memory. 4K UHD, HDR10 viewing quality available. DLNA functions, video recording, restrictions for viewing by children are available. There is voice control. Instructions for viewing are available at https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/res/manuals/4748/a04843eafe53590e7772e93b8e4391a9/47486421M.pdf. Users note the high reception quality, deep and rich image, high-quality sound. Some people think that the remote control used has insufficient functionality.
Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features

Connection and setup

To make the connection, connect to the antenna, power supply. It is performed with the TV turned off. After the user checks the contacts, the device is turned on and set up. To be able to work with the remote control, you need to insert batteries into it. After purchasing the TV, you need to configure it. It should include the following steps:

  1. After switching on, you need to go to the main menu and select settings. Next, go to the “Language” section and set the interface language.
  2. In order to properly process the incoming signal, the TV must know where it is operating. The user usually indicates the real geolocation. In this case, it should be borne in mind that in some cases it is more profitable to use another, since, for example, when specifying America, all available frequency bands are provided.
  3. If there is a need to block certain channels, then you can set a password. This is convenient, for example, when you want to limit the viewing of certain programs by children.
  4. The specified settings are preliminary. Next, you need to search for channels. Usually it is performed automatically. To do this, perform the following steps:
  5. On the remote control, you need to press the “Menu” button. Then go to the line “Digital configuration”.
  6. Next, click on the “Digital Setup” link.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  7. In the menu, select the line “Auto search for digital stations”.
  8. You need to select the type of signal source. It can be “Ether” or “Cable”. In the first case, we are talking about connecting to an antenna, in the second – via cable.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  9. After selection proceed to setting the search parameters. In this case, you need to indicate that you need a quick scan, setting the frequency and network ID should occur automatically.
  10. After clicking on the “Start” button, the procedure for automatically searching for channels will begin. You must wait for it to complete and save the results.

After that, the user can start watching channels. Sometimes it may turn out that some of the channels, or all of them, were not found. In this case, manual search is used. In this case, they act like this:

  1. In the main menu, go to the settings, digital settings, and then to the manual search for channels.
  2. Next, you need to specify the source of the received signals by selecting “Air” or “Cable”. Next, choose a supplier from the proposed list. If it cannot be found there, click on the “Other” line. After that, you will need to set the search parameters. They include the operating frequency, channel number, scan type, and LNA parameter. It can be fast or complete. The second option is considered universal. For LNA, the default value is usually left.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  3. Next, start the search. At the bottom of the page there are quality and signal strength indicators. You need to make sure that they provide the desired display quality. If this is not the case, you need to correct the location and direction of the antenna.
  4. If some of the channels have a low signal quality and this cannot be corrected, then they can be placed at the end of the list or deleted.

The parameters for the channels can be found on the official website of the TV provider. It is necessary to start manual tuning after the necessary data has been prepared.

If you plan to receive data for broadcasting from the Internet, you will need to configure the connection. To do this, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. On the remote control, you must press the Menu or Home key in order to go to the main menu. Then you need to open the settings.
  2. Next, you need to switch to the “Network” mode.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  3. Next, click on the “Network Settings” line.
  4. It is possible to choose the type of network – WiFi or wired. Next, proceed to setting up access in accordance with the prompts on the screen.

This way you can enter the basic settings, but if the user wants to go to a more detailed procedure, at one of the steps he will have to select the “Expert” access mode. The user can set their own settings for sound and image. To do this, you need to open the “Display” section in the settings. Next, you need to take the following steps:

  1. In the video input settings, the user defines the connection parameters. This is important, for example, when there is more than one HDMI input – here you can select the one through which the broadcast is carried out.
  2. You can select the broadcast format on the Screen Control page.
  3. When receiving a 3D signal, the display parameters are entered in the section on 3D settings.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  4. The image section specifies the brightness, contrast, and chrominance of the display. There are two modes with preset parameters: “Standard” and “Bright”. If the user wants to set the required characteristics himself, he must select the “Individual” operating mode.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  5. To set the sound parameters, go to the section for sound settings. The parameters available for input are high or low frequency timbre, balance, and others.

Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, featuresSometimes it happens that it is difficult for the user to navigate through the numerous previously installed settings in this case, using a factory reset will help. This option can be activated through the settings. To do this, go to the system settings section, then to general, after that – to factory settings. On the page that opens, the user can activate the reset.

Working with Android TV

Sony Bravia TVs run Android TV. In order to take advantage of the available features, you need to set up access to the Internet. It can be wireless or via cable. In the first case, the setting is as follows:

  1. On the remote control, the Home button is pressed to bring up the main menu, in which you want to go to “Settings”.
  2. Next, open “Network”, then – “Network and accessories”, “Easy”.
  3. After that, go to “Wi-Fi” and proceed to set up a wireless connection.
  4. When connecting through the list of available networks, you must select the one you need, then enter your login and password.

When using a wired connection, the home router is connected to the TV using a network cable. In the absence of a router, a cable from the modem is used to connect. To configure, you need to open the main menu and go to the settings, then to the “Network and accessories” section, then to “Network”, “Network settings”. After that, select “Simple” and go to “Wired LAN”. Next, you need to enter the connection parameters. Next, you need to create a Google Account or use an existing one by entering your login and password on the TV. Adding an account is also possible using a computer or smartphone. On Sony Bravia, you need to do the following:

  1. Press the Home button on the remote control.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  2. Go to “Settings”.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  3. In the personal data section, click on the “Add account” button.
  4. Select the type of account you want.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  5. You need to enter your Google account email address. Next, click on NEXT.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  6. Enter the password using the on-screen keyboard. Click on NEXT.Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, features
  7. Next, you will be logged in.

After that, in the “Personal information” section, a button will be displayed pointing to the Google Account.
Overview of the Sony Bravia TV line - old and new models, featuresTo install new applications, press the HOME button on the remote control and then click the Google Play button. Next, select the desired application and click on the “Install” button.

Features of different views

In order for video viewing to be comfortable, you need to set the appropriate settings for the image and sound. If you want the highest quality, you can, for example, select the following. For viewing – Cinema home, for sound – Cinema. If you need to specify these or other parameters, then after pressing the Action Menu button, they go to the sections for adjusting the image or adjusting the sound. For sports broadcasts, you can adjust the relative volume of the commentator’s voice. To do this, open the main menu, go to the settings and open the “Sound” section. Going to adjust the sound, select “Voice filter” and adjust it using the arrows. Sony Bravia TVs provide the ability for each signal source to set its own picture and sound controls.

Using IPTV

To view, you must first set up an Internet connection. To do this, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Open the main menu.
  2. Go to the settings section.
  3. In the network settings, select “Individual”.
  4. Indicate the type of connection being used: wired or wireless.
  5. It is necessary to enter the value 46.36.222.114 in the “Primary DNS” parameter.
  6. Then click on “Save and Connect”.

For further settings, use the built-in VEWD browser (previously it was called Opera TV). This requires the following steps to be taken:

  1. Open browser. Scroll down the page until the settings appear.
  2. Scroll to the right until the developer options appear.
  3. Click on “Generate ID”. A four-digit code will appear on the screen, which you will need to remember. Keep in mind that it will only work for 15 minutes.
  4. Follow the link http://publish.cloud.vewd.com.
  5. Register your Google Account by entering your username and password.
  6. A letter will arrive in the mail. You need to follow the link provided in it. You need to specify the TV model and the previously received code. After confirming the input, exit.
  7. After exiting, the “Developer” section will appear in the menu. It needs to be entered.
  8. Click on “URL Loader”, then enter the address http://app-ss.iptv.com and click the “Go” button.
  9. A user agreement will open, which you must accept.
  10. Next, you need to make settings: select a country, a provider, specify other necessary data.

The best Sony TVs, June 2022, rating: https://youtu.be/OVcj6lvbpeg After that, the setup procedure will be completed. For viewing, it is recommended to use the Vintera TV or SS IPTV applications. You need to download and install them yourself. For example, installation files can be found on the Internet on a computer, and then downloaded to a USB flash drive. After that, it is connected to the TV and the installation file is launched. After completing the preparation and configuration, you can start watching IPTV. In order for it to be comfortable, it is recommended that the Internet connection speed be at least 50 Mb / s. Users will have access to 150 channels with high quality picture and sound.

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