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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SET-UP AND SAFETY ___________________________
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Please note the following information when setting up your television set. This television set is designed to receive and display video and audio signals. Any other use is expressly prohibited.
The ideal viewing distance is 5 times the screen diagonal. External light falling on the screen impairs picture quality. Ensure sufficient clearance between the TV and the wall cabinet. The television set is designed for use in dry rooms. If you do use it in the open, please ensure that it is protected from moisture, such as rain or splashing water. Do not expose the television set to any moisture.
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Do not place any vessels such as vases on the television, as they may spill liquid, thus presenting a safety risk. Place the television set on a solid, level surface. Do not place any objects such as newspapers on the television set or cloth or similar items beneath it.
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Do not place the television set close to heating units or in direct sunlight, as this will impair cooling. Heat build-up can be dangerous and shortens the operating life of the television set. For reasons of safety, have a specialist remove any dirt deposits in the set from time to time. Keep the television set away from magnetic fields (loudspeaker boxes, for example). Do not open the television set under any circumstances. Warranty claims are excluded for damage resulting from improper handling. Ensure that the mains cable is not damaged. Thunderstorms are a danger to all electrical devices. Even if the television set is switched off, it can be damaged by a lightning strike to the mains or the antenna cable. Always disconnect the mains and antenna plugs during a storm. Clean the screen with a soft, damp cloth. Only use plain water. Note: Only plug the device into the mains socket after you have connected the external devices and the antenna.