Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
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Your television can display images in one of four aspect ratios. The aspect ratio is the ratio of image width to height as displayed on the screen. The AV-56WP30 or AV-48WP30 has a âwide screenâ with an aspect ratio of 16:9. A traditional television picture has an aspect ratio of 4:3. Since you will likely view programs from several different ratios, this feature will help you adjust your picture image to match, giving you the best possible picture quality. Press the ASPECT button on the remote control. The menu shown (left) will appear. To select the aspect ratio you wish to view, press the ASPECT button to move down the list. Each press will move to the next ratio, the onscreen display will change automatically. The aspect ratios are:
ASPECT PANORAMA CINEMA FULL REGULAR
â¢ PANORAMA - With this ratio a normal 4:3 aspect picture is stretched to fit the dimensions of the 16:9 aspect screen. â¢ CINEMA - This ratio âzooms inâ on the center part of a 4:3 aspect picture, blowing it up to fill the 16:9 screen. â¢ FULL - This is the ratio to use when watching 16:9 High-Definition broadcasts. â¢ REGULAR - The Regular ratio is used when you want to watch a 4:3 broad cast or recorded program without modifying the original picture to fit the dimensions of your 16:9 screen. The 4:3 picture will fill the AV-56WP30âs or AV-48WP30âs screen from top to bottom, while black bars will appear to fill up the remaining space along the pictureâs sides. The 4:3 picture will be centered within the boundaries of the 16:9 screen.
When you have selected the ASPECT ratio you wish to view, either press ENTER or wait a few seconds for the ASPECT menu to disappear. You may change the ASPECT at any time.