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.
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INSTALLATION AND SAFETY _______________________________
Please observe the following notes when setting up and connecting the TV set:
This set has been designed for the reception and reproduction of picture and sound signals. Any other use is explicitly forbidden. The ideal viewing distance from the screen is 5 times the diagonal width of the screen. External light shining on the screen adversely affects picture quality.
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Assure that there is enough space inside the cabinet. The TV set is designated for operation in dry rooms. Should you nevertheless operate it outside, make absolutely sure that it is protected against dampness (rain, water splashes). Never expose the TV set to moisture of any sort. Do not place vessels filled with fluid (vases or similar) on the TV set. The vessel may tip over and the fluid may cause an electrical hazard. Put the TV set on an even and hard surface. Do not place objects (for example, newspapers) on the TV set and do not place the set on a mat or similar object. Do not place the TV set close to the heating or in direct sunlight, as it could overheat. Heat buildup can be dangerous and is detrimental to the service life of the equipment. From time to time, have a technician come to clean the inside of the set. Keep the TV set away from magnetic fields (for example, stereo speakers).