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How to view images on a High Definition (HD) TV using an HD Output Adapter cable.

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High quality images from the camera can be viewed on a HD TV via VMC-MHC3 Type3-compliant HD Output Adapter cable (sold separately) by following the steps below:

  1. Connect the camera to a HD TV using a conversion adapter and an HD Output Adapter cable.

    NOTE: The conversion adapter is supplied with an HD Output Adapter cable.

  2. Turn the TV on and set it to the proper input.
  3. Press the Playback button to turn on the camera.

    NOTE: Images taken with the camera will now appear on the TV. Use the control buttons to select the desired images.


  • This function is only available if COMPONENT under the option of HD (1080i) is selected. To select this, press the MENU button, then go to Settings and Main Settings.
  • Information regarding the availability of VMC-MHC3 Type3-compliant HD Output Adapter cable is available online.

    Please contact a local or online authorized retailer to purchase a Sony product.

    For customers in the United States: