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Sony Bravia W5500 Series LCD TV

The W5500 series will be one of the values of the new Bravia series of spring 2009. It will be broken in five screen sizes (32, 37, 40, 46 and 52 inches) with a fairly standard design (black lacquered), but a ton of new features. The multimedia course is in line with the first function Applicast, which allows access to certain online services and various preinstalled widgets (calculator, alarm, world clock, photo sharing, calendar, user guide, etc.). For now, the opportunities are relatively limited, but Sony has promised to open Applicast to new content during the year.


Sony Bravia W5500 Series LCD TV

To take advantage of it is obviously necessary to connect the TV box to Ethernet or DSL network. This also allows access to all audio files, photo and video stored on the computer or on a NAS disk. All models in this series are indeed W5500 DLNA certified and therefore designed to be played by media players. Sony has completed the device through a USB port which allows also play videos, photos and music stored on a USB key or external hard drive. Practice.

The slab is obviously Full HD 1080p mode 24p True Cinema is now the TNT HD is integrated, and the five models use the latest version of the Bravia Engine video processing 3, with its many modes to optimize color and contrast. Among them, the Advanced Contrast Enhancer, which improves the intensity of the blacks and the quality of restitution of dark scenes. For fans, the Motionflow 100 Hz mode is also back, and the Live Color. In short, everything is done to provide images that "the authority".

Sony has not forgotten to include in this series also some small options under green as a ambient light sensor and a system power management and the backlight, history of melt EDF few euros on the year. Finally, the connection has not been neglected, since it offers four HDMI 1.3 inputs, a VGA input, two Scart and all audio-video analog needed. The marketing of these televisions will start in late March, the price of 999 euros (for the 32-inch), 1089 euros (37 inches), 1299 euros (40 inches), 1599 euros (46 inches) and 1999 euros (52 inches).

E5500 series, design and more ...

The E5500 series, it contains only two screen sizes (32 and 40 inches), with functions and a level of equipment virtually identical to the W5500 series. Only the design (style photo frame with white or black finish) will change. Both models should come out in April, the prices of 1199 euros (32 inches) and 1499 euros (40 inches).

E5300 series, for the room, office or kitchen

There will be only one model in the E5300 series, a television 22 inches equipped as a large (TNT HD, DLNA, Applicast, USB Media Player, etc..), Available in white or black, to equip an bedroom or office. It will be marketed during the summer to 499 euros.

V5500 series, focus on multimedia and price

The V5500 series, available in five screen sizes (32, 37, 40, 46 and 52 inches), will take over the ingredients of the W5500 series (Bravia Engine 3, DLNA, Applicast, USB Media Player, etc..), But with contrasts less powerful and some of his sweets. This was obviously the price, since the 32 inches will be marketed to 899 euros, 37 euros to 999 inches, 40 inches at 1099 euros, the 46-inch 1499 euros and 52 inches at 1899 euros. The first deliveries will take place mid-April.

S5500 series, the entry level

Finally, last series Bravia spring 2009 collection, a more economic, the S5500, in four screen sizes (22, 32, 37 and 40 inches). Only 37 versions and 40-inch slab enjoy a Full HD 1080p, the other will only be 720p (1366 x 768 pixels). The functions will also be reduced to essentially the level of contrast will be lowered, and design remain relatively whatsoever. Connections will be more limited than for other models (three HDMI inputs anyway), the USB port can access the photo files and audio (not video) and video processing will be provided by the Bravia Engine 2. From entry level to a ceiling price of 949 euros for the 40 inches.
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Re: Sony Bravia W5500 Series LCD TV

Summary

The KDL-40W5500 is a HDTV 1080p TV resolutely focused on multimedia: DLNA certification, USB Media Player, according Applicast (embeds Internet), digital photo frame mode, everything is there. He shall, as a bonus, the new Bravia Engine video processing 3.

Advantages:

- Choice
- The multimedia
- The two colors (black or white) for some models
- Connection
- The Bravia Engine video processing 3
- The prices

Disadvantages:

- Nothing
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Re: Sony Bravia W5500 Series LCD TV

Specifications
  • Technology: LCD
  • Screen Size (cm): 106
  • Label HD: HDTV 1080p
  • Image Format: 16:9
  • Nominal definition: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Image processing: 100 Hz
  • Number of colors: NC
  • Contrast: 100000
  • Response Time: NC
  • Viewing angle H (?): 178
  • V viewing angle (?): 178
  • Process improvement of the image: Yes
  • Picture in Picture (PIP): Yes
  • TV Tuner: Analog + DVB-T (HD) + Cable
  • FM reception: No
  • Weight (kg): 21
  • Screen Size: 98.70 x 63.80 x 9.30
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