Sony KDL-52V4100 52" 1080p BRAVIA V

Franz Bicar - Franz has worked in telecoms and consumer electronics for over 10 years, working in quality control, allowing him to get his hands on the latest gadgets. He’s been writing reviews on these for over 5 years now, as well as news and blogging with a number of online publishers.

I’m sure most of us are looking for a set that would enhance our home video experiences and at the same time take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc and PlayStation content. Well, the RAVIA KDL52V4100′s full HD 1080p LCD screen is probably the right set for you. It does this by displaying 1920 x 1080p images — the highest resolution available as of the moment. Sony’s BRAVIA Engine technology is a fully digital video processor that employs a collection of unique algorithms to significantly reduce video noise and produce sharp, vibrant, lifelike images through which a 1080p-resolution panel reaches its full potential.

Bringing you the absolute best in connectivity, Sony’s KDL52V4100 features four HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the only interface in consumer electronics that can carry both uncompressed high-definition (HD) video and uncompressed multi-channel audio in all HD formats including 720p, 1080i and even 1080p.

Your incoming media content comes in a variety of sizes, resolutions and formats, and with that in mind, HDMI systems automatically configure to display that content in the most effective format. Since HDMI carries all channels on video and audio, there is only one cable to plug into any HDMI-enabled source and display device. No more complicated cable set-up when installing your home theater system, and no more ugly cable mess behind your components.

HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on this single cable. Also, HDMI is fully backward-compatible with DVI.

Distortion and variance caused by interference from other electronic components are inherent characteristics of any electronic signal. Such minor disturbances in a signal’s integrity can result in flaws in the signal’s output — like a video image on an HDTV — and these flaws are often referred to simply as noise. Sony designed this LCD with Dynamic Noise Reduction. This technology intelligently identifies and dramatically reduces signal noise according to the motion and brightness of each scene for clearer, crisper images, frame after frame.

Using real-time image processing to dynamically adjust backlight levels, the KDL52V4100′s Advanced Contrast Enhancer reproduces improved contrast for deep blacks in darker scenes and fine detail in shadows, revealing all the details that the director intended for you to see.

There are a few more words that can be added to the list describing the KDL52V4100, like expandable and interactive. First, Sony’s Xross Media Bar user interface offers easy and fast icon-based navigation of all your KDL52V4100′s functions. Second, Sony’s Digital Media Extender (DMex) offers system expandability via a digital connection: add optional modules, like the BRAVIA Internet Video Link, or upcoming modules for optimal future compatibility. Finally, an integrated TV Guide on-screen interactive program guide delivers continually updated program listings so that you never miss your favorite shows.

KDL52V4100 with 24p True Cinema is fully capable of displaying 24fps video thanks to specific video processing that reproduces film-based images as video content. This can be a tremendous help with films recorded at 24 frames per second. High definition video like that recorded onto Blu-ray Disc contains 24p (or, progressive-scan 24fps video content) that brings true film into your home.

As a leader in products with HDMI connectivity, Sony has created BRAVIA Theatre Sync technology to go beyond simple audio and video transmission. When you combine your new KDL52V4100 with a select number of other BRAVIA audio and video products, control functions will also be transmitted via the HDMI cable. With One Touch Play, operations that took several steps are reduced to one. Press the PLAY button on the remote, watch the audio and/or the video components turn on then the BRAVIA KDL52V4100 television will turn on and switch to the correct video input.



Comments in chronological order (3 comments)

  1. Sony KDL 40W4500 says:

    Great review with lots of decent information! I currently own a Sony KDL 40W4500 and was pretty amazed at what theyve managed with a 40″ LCD, but after reading some great reviews i’m tempted to find a 52V4100..

  2. Sony KDL 40W4500 says:

    Great review with lots of decent information! I currently own a Sony KDL 40W4500 and was pretty amazed at what theyve managed with a 40? LCD, but after reading some great reviews i’m tempted to find a 52V4100.

  3. Sony KDL 40W4500 Review says:

    I’ll be looking to replace my 4500 now for sure. Does anybody know what the callibration is like? I mean is this a case of hours and hours tuning?

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