What to Know About Your New Sony TV for Enjoyable Viewing

Are you ready to buy a new Sony TV this year? If so, you have plenty of choices from this long-running favorite brand that is often as expensive as it is reliable. Like many home entertainment consumers, you probably see your television as a worthwhile investment, so you are willing to pay more for top quality. That doesn’t mean you want to simply trust that nothing can happen to your television, such as screen burn-in, mechanical failure or other issues that leave you considering a new TV.
No one wants an expensive failure right after the Sony limited TV warranty runs out. Upsie can help keep your Sony TV in good health for years to come with extended warranties that last up to five years.
Take a look at some of the top things you need to know about your new TV from Sony.

How to Turn Off Demo Mode on Sony TV

Demo mode is the high-end way retailers can show off a Sony TV screen. Your TV will probably come with these high-end visuals and informative displays, but you don’t need to see them once you’re home and ready to experience your own entertainment. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to do since many of the modern Sony models use the same method for turning off demo mode. First, press the home button, then on the screen, choose Settings > Retail Mode Settings. Next, turn off Demo Mode and Picture Reset Mode and exit the menu page.

How to Connect iPhone to Sony TV

One of the many beauties of today’s various technologies is their ability to communicate with each other. If you use an iPhone, you can send content to your newer model Sony TV by using Apple’s AirPlay:
  • Turn on your Sony television set.
  • Press Input Select on your remote control.
  • Choose AirPlay.
  • Select AirPlay & HomeKit Settings.
  • Turn on AirPlay.
  • Connect your phone and TV to the same WiFi network.
  • Open the Control Center on your iPhone.
  • Click on Screen Mirroring.
  • Select your TV from available AirPlay devices.
  • After entering your passcode from your Sony TV to your iPhone, your iPhone’s content will appear on your TV screen.

How to Connect a Sony TV to WiFi

Similar to other devices you might regularly use at home, connect your Sony TV to WiFi by entering your required credentials from your wireless provider:
  • Wireless Network Name (SSID)
  • Wireless Network Key (Password)

How to Program Cable or Satellite Remote to Sony TV

Just as important as connecting your smartphone to your television is tapping into your cable or satellite content via your remote control. You will need to find out the remote control code from your service provider, then enter that code at the appropriate prompt when you open the menu.

How to Clean a Sony TV Screen

The idea of cleaning a TV screen seems simple enough, but OLED and LCD screens require some special care to avoid damage:
  • Unplug the power cord at the original wall outlet source.
  • Try not to touch the LCD screen.
  • Do not spray cleaner directly on the TV screen.
  • Check with the manufacturer to determine whether any cleaning solvent or cloth is safe for your TV.
  • Gently wipe your screen with a dry soft cloth like an eyeglass or smartphone screen cleaner.
  • Clean with a diluted detergent using care.
  • Use a small duster to extract dust and debris from narrow spaces and crevices.

How to Connect External Speakers to Sony Bravia TV

Connecting speakers to your Sony Bravia TV is important, but it can be challenging since normal external speakers do not usually connect directly to most TVs. You can connect to an external receiver or powered speakers through optical audio or composite audio connectors found on the back of your TV.

How to Connect Soundbar to Your Sony TV

A soundbar offers you an immersive home-theater sound experience. To get started, check the available connection ports. Methods you might use include:
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • HDMI and optical digital audio cable
  • Optical digital audio cable only
  • Analog audio cable only

How to Protect Your New Sony TV Purchase with an Upsie Extended Warranty

Your new Sony TV promises years of second-to-none viewing experiences. You never know if you might experience a screen failure, dead pixels or sound issues after the end of your manufacturer’s limited warranty. Let Upsie ease your mind with warranties that range from two-years to five-years, covering a broad range of issues, including TV burn in. Upsie makes it easy for you to repair your television with local, in-home repair, so you don’t have to deal with shipping. Reach out to the Upsie customer service team to learn how to protect your Sony TV!

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