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Thursday, January 08, 2009
Sony's Core 2009 TV Lineup


Sony announced its core BRAVIA

Ranging in screen sizes from 52 to 26 inches diagonally, the nine new models from the V-, S-, and L-series offer high-definition performance at reasonable prices.

Sony?s new V-series models include the full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution progressive display (1080p) 52-inch KDL-52V5100, 46-inch KDL-46V5100 and 40-inch KDL-40V5100. The sets feature Sony's BRAVIA Engine 2 and Motionflow 120Hz technology. Additionally, they offer the BRAVIA Engine 2, four HDMI inputs (seven total HD inputs), BRAVIA Sync for simplified control of compatible devices, and a USB input for viewing digital images or listening to digital music stored on a compatible USB mass storage device.

The V-series also includes Sony's LightSensor technology and dynamic backlight control to help save energy and reduce the TV's overall carbon footprint.

The S-series includes the 52-inch KDL-52S5100, 46-inch KDL-46S5100, 40-inch KDL-40S5100 models, and the 32-inch class (31.5 inch diagonal) KDL-32S5100 unit. These models also feature 1920 x 1080 progressive video resolution along with the BRAVIA Engine 2.

The S-series all offer three HDMI inputs, as well as single PC, component, composite and S-video inputs. They also employ Sony's LightSensor technology and dynamic backlight control.

xThe BRAVIA L-series models include the 32-inch class (31.5 inch diagonal) KDL-32L5000 and 26-inch KDL-26L5000. These models offer 1366 x 768 resolution and are good options for the bedroom, kitchen or office. Connectivity on the sets include three HDMI inputs, along with single PC, component, composite and S-

The V-, S-, and L-series models exceed Energy Star 3.0 requirements and are compatible with Sony?s BRAVIA Link modules, including the BRAVIA Wireless Link, BRAVIA Input Link, and BRAVIA DVD Link.

The BRAVIA Link modules are currently available online at www.sonystyle.com and at various retail outlets, including Sony Style stores and other authorized dealers across the country. The new V-series, S-series, and L-series televisions will be available this spring online and at all the same outlets, in addition to military base exchanges.

Networked TVs

Sony also announced the first new networked BRAVIA LCD HDTV models with Internet applications called "widgets" that deliver real-time information, as well as streaming video capability via integrated BRAVIA Internet Video Link capability.

Sony?s new XBR9 and Z-series models feature an Ethernet connection, allowing the sets to directly access Sony BRAVIA Internet Video content using an existing broadband connection. The service free and premium movies, TV shows, sports, music and more from an array of partners like Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, Yahoo!, Slacker(sm), and others.

The XBR9 and Z-series models are also Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) compliant.

Sony?s full HD 1920 x 1080 progressive (1080p) 52-inch KDL-52XBR9, 46-inch KDL-46XBR9 and 40-inch KDL-40XBR9 televisions (screen size measured diagonally) feature a wide color gamut cold cathode fluorescent light (WCG-CCFL) backlight providing a broader color palette.

The XBR9 models also include Sony?s new Motionflow 240Hz technology. The Motionflow algorithm goes beyond traditional 120Hz technology by quadrupling the frame rate of conventional LCD TVs and interpolating three new frames.

The models also offer a USB input for displaying digital photos or playing digital video and audio files from a USB storage device.

These models also feature:

The BRAVIA Engine 3
24p True Cinema
XrossMediaBar (XMB)with enhanced 3D favorites Menu
Internet powered TV Guide Onscreen
BRAVIA Sync
BRAVIA Link Compatible
4 HDMI inputs
Single PC, component, composite and S-video inputs

Also new to the XBR line is the 32-inch KDL-32XBR9 (31.5 inch diagonal). The full HD 1920 x 1080 progressive model features Motionflow 120Hz technology . This model also offers a USB input so you can play audio files from a USB storage device or connect a compatible digital camera to display photos.

Other features include:

The BRAVIA Engine 2
BRAVIA Sync
BRAVIA Link Compatible
24p True Cinema
4 HDMI inputs
Single PC, component, composite and S-video inputs
Favorites menu

Sony's new Z-series models include the 52-inch KDL-52Z5100, 46-inch KDL-46Z5100, and 40-inch KDL-40Z5100 (screen size measured diagonally). The models feature full HD 1920 x 1080 progressive resolution and Motionflow 240Hz technology.

Other features include:

The BRAVIA Engine 3
24p True Cinema
XrossMediaBar (XMB) with enhanced 3D favorites Menu
Internet powered TV Guide Onscreen
BRAVIA Sync
BRAVIA Link Compatible
4 HDMI inputs
Single PC, component, composite and S-video inputs

The XBR9 and Z-series models exceed Energy Star 3.0 requirements with the assistance of Sony's LightSensor technology and dynamic backlight control that helps save energy and reduce the users' overall carbon footprint.

"ECO" Televisions

Sony also unveilled a series of highly energy efficient televisions. The new BRAVIA VE5-series models offer substantial power savings thanks to a zero-watt standby power switch, along with motion and light sensors that minimize energy usage without compromising performance.

The 52-inch KDL-52VE5, the 46-inch KDL-46VE5 and the 40-inch KDL-40VE5 models (all measured diagonally) are also the first to incorporate Sony's exclusive micro-tubular Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (HCFL). The technology helps reduce power consumption by almost 40 percent compared to the company?s other LCD HDTV models.

Sony's Presence Sensor feature automatically turns off the picture when no one is present in the vicinity after a user-set timeframe. When the sensor detects motion, the TV turns it self back on instantly.

The VE5 models are also Sony's first LCD televisions to offer a zero-watt standby Energy Saving Switch. When not in use, the standby switch can also be manually turned off, cutting power to nearly zero watts. Simply flip the switch back on and the TV is fully operational.

Additionally, the sets feature a light sensor that will automatically adjust the backlight depending on ambient room light. The setting saves energy and improves image contrast by lowering the backlight when it is set unnecessarily high in dimmer room light.

On the performance front, the sets feature Sony?s Motionflow 120Hz technology . The models also offer a USB input for playing audio files from a USB storage device or connecting a compatible digital camera to display photos.

The models are compatible with Sony?s BRAVIA Link modules including the BRAVIA Wireless Link, BRAVIA Input Link and BRAVIA DVD Link.

The models also feature:

The BRAVIA Engine 2
BRAVIA Sync
24p True Cinema
4 HDMI inputs
Single PC, component, composite and S-video inputs
Favorites menu


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