How to turn off demo mode on Sony TV

Sony TV’s ‘demo’ or ‘retail’ mode is designed to advertise its flagship features in the store. Uses high brightness and contrast to ensure images appear under the harsh lighting of retail environments.

The demo is an endless loop that, fortunately, can be worked out. If you want to know how to turn off experimental mode, we have provided the steps.

We explain how to do this for Android TVs and other TVs, how to do it without a remote control, and other related Sony TV tips that we think you’ll find helpful.

How to exit demo mode on Sony TV

The ways to get out of beta mode differ slightly depending on the TV series and generation – but not by much. To exit an Android TV:

  1. Press the “Home” button on the supplied remote control.
  2. On the screen, select “Settings”.
  3. Then complete the onscreen steps, depending on your TV:
    • Choose “Device Preferences”, “Retail Mode Settings”, then set the “Experimental Mode” and “Picture Reset Mode” options to “Off”; or
    • Choose “Retail Mode Settings”, then set the “Experimental Mode” and “Picture Reset Mode” options to “Off”.

To exit other models:

  1. On the remote control, press the Home button.
  2. From the top left, select “Settings”.
  3. Under Settings, choose Preferences or System Settings.
    • Under “Preferences,” click on the “Shop Front Display” setting. or
    • Under System Settings, select General Setting.
  4. Now set “Demo Mode” and “Picture Reset Mode” to “Off”.

How to turn off the demo mode without a remote control on a Sony TV

To turn off trial mode without a remote control, try the following:

  1. Somewhere along the edge of the TV there should be a “Menu” button, with a “+” button and a “-” button. On some models, the power button is also one of the menu buttons.
  2. Press the “Menu” button. To navigate the menu options, press either the “+” or “-” buttons until you reach the “Demo Mode” option.
  3. Press the ‘MENU’ button to select your option and use the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ buttons again to cycle between the on and off settings.

Additional questions and answers

How do you turn off banners on a Sony Bravia TV?

Information banners on the screen are designed to disappear after 30 seconds. It can be hidden by:

1. Press the “Home” button on the supplied remote control.

2. Select “Settings,” “Preferences,” then “Setting.”

3. Choose “Information Banner” and select “Hidden”.

4. To display less information, select “Small”.

Sony demo mode has been exited

Sony demo mode basically shows how great a TV is by showing off its main features. Using excessively high brightness and contrast to get the message across no longer served its purpose once the TV came home. Fortunately, it’s easy to turn off the demo.

Did the demo convince you to make the purchase? Did you manage to turn off the mode? What do you enjoy most about your Sony Bravia TV? We’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments section below.

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