Edge LED Backlight: The Sony Bravia KDL-EX340 series TV
utilizes edge LED backlighting for dynamic contrast, smooth motion performance,
and energy savings inside a slim designed cabinet. This technology sharpens
image contrast giving an amazingly crisp picture you can see. The ultra-thin
backlight system also allows for a slimmer, sleeker design.
Clear Resolution Enhancer: Fine details and textures appear in
whatever you're watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony's advanced noise
reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened
contrast and depth.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and
Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive
and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
720p Resolution: The Sony KDL-EX340 series television has a HD native
resolution of 1366 x 768 (720p). All video signals from standard definition and high definition sources are displayed at 720p. The Sony KDL-EX340 series
TV is equipped with HDMI, Component,
and Composite video inputs.
- Dual HDMI Inputs: The KDL-EX340 series features
two HDMI inputs. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminals
provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. The HDMI input
will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The HDMI 1 input shares a 3.5mm audio jack with the television's PC input. With an HDMI-to-DVI cable, you can
connect the TV to a DVI-equipped A/V component. When connecting to a
DVI-equipped component, the 3.5mm audio input is used and separate minijack audio
cable must be connected.
- Component Video Input: The component video input will
accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. If needed,
the component video input can be used as a composite video input (480i) instead.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are
filmed at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped
at 24p. Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and
encoding high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely
takes advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this
television producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
Light Sensor Technology: The TV's built-in Light Sensor
automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the
room. As a result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and
save energy without lifting a finger.
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): The televisions Advance Contrast
Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable
setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially
effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the
darker picture scenes. The ACE can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
Wide Mode: The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the
screen display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Based on
the original signal source, you may see black bars around the picture or just on
the both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will see the picture fill the full
||16:9 Original Source
||4:3 Original Source
||Enlarges the picture to fill the screen with
||Enlarges the center portion of the 4:3 picture
proportionately, while the left and right edges of the screen are
stretched to fill the screen.
||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original aspect
ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p
||Displays the 4:3 picture in its original size
with black bars at the left and right sides to fill the screen
(available for 480i or 480p sources).
||Displays the picture at its original size.
||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally
only to fill the screen.
||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both
vertically and horizontally.
||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture proportionately
to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox movies).
Automatically changes screen
settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture
- Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
- Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical
- Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
- Game: Used for gaming.
- Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing
- Photo: For standard viewing of photographs.
- Custom: Allows you to store your preferred settings for
Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness,
Note: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a
particular A/V input or for all inputs. You can also lock the television's picture adjustments to prevent the TV's Picture Settings
from being changed.
Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode,
the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following:
- LED Motion: Lights up the backlight adequately,
reducing blur in movies, but the brightness decreases
- Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture
for stronger contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low,
- White Balance: Adjusts the color temperature color by
- Gamma: Adjusts the balance between bright and dark
areas of the picture.
- Clear White: Emphasizes white and light colors. It can
be set to High, Low, or Off.
- Live Color: Makes colors more vivid and reproduces
clear skin tones. It can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
MPEG Noise Reduction: This feature reduces the picture noise
in MPEG-compressed videos. This is effective when viewing a DVD or digital
broadcast. You can set the level of noise reduction to High, Medium, Low, or
PIP & PAP: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers PIP (picture in picture) and PAP
(picture and picture).
- PIP (Picture in Picture): Picture-in-Picture displays an image
from a connected PC (via PC-input or HDMI) in full-screen and a TV program
other external input in an inset window. You can swap audio between the main
and sub window. You can also change the channel of the sub window. If you
have your PC connected via HDMI, you cannot view another HDMI source in the
- PAP (Picture and Picture): This feature lets you watch two pictures
simultaneously. You can view an image from a TV program and external input
(except for PC)
at the same time. One picture will be displayed as the main image, while to
other is displayed in an sub window. You can flip-flop images
and switch audio between the two images.
Sound Mode: You can customize the bass and treble or use one
of the three preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: Enhances both treble and bass.
- Standard: Suitable for spoken dialogue.
- Clear Voice: Suitable for spoken dialogue.
- Custom: Allows you to customize sound settings (Bass,
Treble, and Balance).
Steady Sound: Steady Sound equalizes volume levels so there
is consistent output between programs and commercials.
Bass Booster: The Bass Booster feature produces a fuller
sound for more impact, by emphasizing the bass sounds.
Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume level of the current input
(TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio
- Analog Output: The TV's 3.5mm analog audio output is
used to connect your home theater receiver or soundbar system. You will need
a minijack-to-RCA adapter (119MCON2M,
sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and
your AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminal will output 2ch
audio from any of the television's source inputs. You can set the TV's
analog output to Fixed or Variable.
- Digital Audio Output: An optical digital output is
provided to allow you to connect the unit to a surround processor. The TV's
digital audio output terminal outputs a Dolby Digital or 2-channel
down-mixed PCM signal for use with an external Dolby Digital decoder or
other external audio system with an optical audio input. The TV's optical
digital terminal will output audio from the television's antenna, HDMI, and
RCA inputs. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal
in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital
broadcast channel through the tuner on the TV, or Dolby Digital surround
sound from a Sony Bravia Internet app, via the television's network
connection. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo
from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, RCA, or USB.
USB Port: The Sony LED-LCD TV features a USB (type-A) port for
sharing your photos (JPEG) or videos (MPEG1/MPEG2), and listening to music (MP3)
from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage
device. You USB-connected device must USB mass storage class compliant and be
formatted in FAT 16/32.
- Photo Playback Auto Start: The TV automatically displays the
thumbnail view screen when the TV is turned on and a digital still camera or
other USB device storing photo files is connected to the TV's USB port.
- Picture Frame: Allows you to display a photograph on the screen
for a selected period of time. After that period, the TV automatically
switches itself into standby mode.
PC Compatible: A 15-pin HD15
jack allows you to connect your personal computer to the display. There is also
a corresponding stereo mini-jack (3.5mm) for the computer's audio signal. The television
can be used as a monitor for your PC through the TV's RGB HD-15 input or HDMI 1
input. The TV supports the following PC resolutions (VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA and HDTV). When a PC is connected to the TV and the PC input is
selected, the PC settings screen is available.
- Wide Mode: Select from Normal (original), Full 1 (enlarge picture
keep original aspect ratio), or Full 2 (enlarge picture to fill display
- Sharpness: Phase (fine tunes overall sharpness), Pitch (adjusts
- Position: Horizontal Center (moves the position of picture
left/right), Vertical Center (moves position of picture up/down)
- Auto Adjustment: Automatically adjusts the display position and
phase of the picture when the TV receives an input signal from the connected
Favorites: The Favorites function makes it easy to quickly
access your favorite TV content. The Favorites menu manages your preferred TV
channels, external inputs, media files, Internet content, and widgets for quick and easy
access. The Favorites feature provides quick access to your frequently used
items, such as preferred TV channels or external inputs. In addition, your
favorite media files, Internet content. and Widgets can be shown in the
Scene Mode: You can access the following scene modes from
the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
- Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality
according to the input source.
- General: No optimized picture or sound according to the
- Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like
those in a theater.
- Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like
those in a stadium.
- Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed
- Music: Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound just
like a concert.
- Game: Broadens your game-playing experience with superb
picture and sound quality.
- Graphics: Eases prolonged monitor viewing with clearer
Input/Channel Label: You can assign an icon or name to an
external input and connected equipment, as well as edit channel labels to your
Close Captions (CC): The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed
Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text,
font, and size.
ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony LED-LCD TV exceeds ENERGY STAR
requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor
Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management
- Power Saving: This feature reduces the power
consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's screen. You can select from Low,
High, Off and Picture Off.
- Idle TV Standby: Automatically powers off the TV after
1, 2, or 4 hours when no buttons are pressed on the remote control or the
- Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no
input signal is detected for approximately 15 minutes.
Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers
On and Sleep timers.
- TV Timer: The TV Timer turns on the television from the
standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your
- Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off
after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60,
90, or 120 minutes.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based
on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are available (Child, Youth, and
Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to specific industry ratings.
You can also block specific channels. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password.
Input/Channel Block: This feature allows you to block
certain channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.
Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of the television. The remote is designed
for TV operation only, unless used with Bravia Sync AV components connected by
Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI
Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony
equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect
compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to
the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control.
With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with
Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control).
Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the
television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations
for the listed device.
- BD/DVD Player:
- Automatically turns the "Bravia" Sync-compatible equipment on and
switches the input to that equipment when you select it from the Home
Menu or Sync Menu.
- Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the
connected equipment when the equipment starts to play.
- Automatically turns the connected equipment off when you switch the
TV to standby mode.
- AV Amplifier:
- Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier on and switches the
sound output from the TV speaker to the audio system when you turn the
TV on. This function is only available if you have previously used the
AV amplifier to output TV sound.
- Automatically switches the sound output to the AV amplifier by
turning the AV amplifier on when the TV is turned on.
- Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier off when you switch
the TV to standby mode.
- Adjusts the volume (VOL +/-) and mutes the sound (MUTING) of the
connected AV amplifier through the TV's remote control.
- Video Camera:
- Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the
connected video camera when the connected video camera is turned on.
- Automatically turns the connected video camera off when you switch
the TV to standby mode.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only
available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync
Tabletop Stand: The Sony television comes supplied with a
tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 17.0 lbs with the stand
attached. The tabletop stand allows the television to swivel 15° left or right.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The stand can be removed,
allowing you to wall-mount the TV using an optional wall-mount bracket. The TV
has 4 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing of 200mm and a vertical
spacing of 100mm. The screw holes all accept M4 (4mm) screws. The TV weighs 15.7 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with
optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and
11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached AC Power Cord: The television if fitted with an
attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug.
The AC plug sits 1.75" from the wall.