Sony Wega KDE-50XS955 50-inch Flat Screen Plasma TV

Franz Bicar
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.

Sony Wega KDE-50XS955The Sony Wega KDE-50XS955 50-inch Flat Screen Plasma TV will be the one to take your home entertainment system right through the next level. This high-definition television delivers amazing detail and clarity that will change the way you view television. Featuring the third generation fully Digital WEGA Engine system and a beautiful 16:9 aspect ratio, the 50″ KDE-50XS955 Sony Plasma TV produces picture Resolution that is sure to impress.

The KDE-50XS955 comes in with a 1365 x 768 pixel resolution, and as mentioned, a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Out of the box, the set comes with a classy, sleek look that is sure to fit right into your living room or your bedroom. This high-definition TV, as expected with plasma screens, packs quite a punch  – when it comes to your pockets. This particular unit sells between four to five thousand dollars that buyers tend to have second thoughts in buying this television.

However, the Sony Plasma HDTV TV makes up for it with more than enough features that would definitely suit the taste of average videophiles. The large size and high definition capability are just a few of those great features on the Sony KDE-50XS955 59 Plasma Wega HDTV television.

The Sony Plasma is equipped with a built in CardCable slot and ATSC tuner ensure that you can watch HDTV programming without the need for any additional set top boxes or decoders. It also sports a TwinView and Multi-Image-Driver (MID-X) ensure that you can watch multiple programs from multiple sources (say Analog and HDTV) at the same time, side by side. Both pictures are scaled to 480p. Third Generation WEGA engine: A ton of electronic and algorithmic goodness ensures that the picture is processed and the display does justice to the source material / broadcast.

As for its connectivity, it has all the standard inputs such as composite video, S-video, HD-compatible rear-panel component video, and a rear-panel HDMI input with HDCP copy protection. It also adds in two RF inputs for antenna/cable. But that’s not all, here’s more: 160 degree viewing angle, WEGA engine system digital video processing, standard TV tuner, adjustable DRC multifunction D2, 1-tuner, twin view picture in picture, cinemotion 3:2 pull-down processing, built-in stereo speakers, multibrand remote, two event clock timer, sleep timer, energy star compliant, program palette presets, channel skip/add, channel preview, caption vision, TrueSurround sound SRS 3D audio effect, enhanced memory stick for media playback,built-in NTSC tuner, and multi-image drive circuitry. Whew! that’s quite a lot!

Of course when we talk of TV’s, performance always comes first. The Sony TV displays images and colors that are crystal clear. It offers exceptional picture clarity and is miles ahead of other conventional plasma screens available in superstores. The legendary WEGA engine is the powerhouse of the TV. But one thing you might like to know about is that the TV is prone to screenburn, so, its better if you don’t leave a static picture on the screen to prevent this.

All in all, the Sony Wega KDE-50XS955 50-inch Flat Screen Plasma TV is powerful and equipped with a lot of features. Unfortunately, the price is too high even with these capabilities.



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