Originally Posted by chiefs_11
It only seems to work with small children. I tested it with my 5 year old niece when she was over last weekend... It would pop up the message when she was standing about 3 feet away from the TV. She had to stand there still for about 10 seconds before it alerted. Oddly, it didn't work with my 8 year old nephew...but I'm not sure he stood there long enough, or he's too tall (4.5 feet maybe) for it to consider him a small child. I tried standing and kneeling in front of it, and it ignored me. It also ignores my wife who is 4' 11". It worked every time with my neice though.
I think you are right. According to the iManual http://esupport.sony.com/docs/imanua...sor_uc_1a.html
"Distance Alert Identifies child viewers and ensures that a suitable viewing distance is maintained. If children approach within about 1 m of the screen, the picture turns off with a warning message and warning sound. "
There will be no sound if muting is on, or sound is set to output via an audio system.
This function is designed for children. On the menu screen for [Distance Alert], child viewers identified by the sensor are framed in yellow and adult viewers in white. Depending on certain conditions, such as the direction a viewer is facing, the function may not work properly.
The function works when children are less than about 1 m (3 ft.) from the screen. There may be cases in which the function works outside of the detection range.
The function may not work properly if a child runs towards the TV.
The volume and muting buttons can be used to control sound levels while the picture is turned off. By pressing any other button (except the power button), the picture can be momentarily displayed."http://esupport.sony.com/docs/imanua...dalert_uc.html
I learn more about this TV every day!