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Great looks, great pictures: the new Sony Bravia V4500

Sony launches the new Bravia V4500 series with an integrated MPEG-4 AVC HD tuner for HD broadcasts. The new set also features Picture Frame Mode to display your favorite images in High Definition mode. The WXGA (1360×768) LCD offers a very high dynamic contrast ratio of 33000:1 (26" and 32" models), ensuring deep, cinema-like blacks plus sparkling highlights. For an even more authentic home theatre experience, 24p True Cinema technology guarantees that movies on Blu-ray Disc are presented at the correct frame rate...

PRESS SUMMARY

All about Sony's current BRAVIA televisionsIntegrated MPEG-4 AVC HD tuner for enjoying compatible HD broadcasts¹
Picture Frame Mode displays your favorite images in HD
Innovative styling inspired by the new draw the LINE design concept
BRAVIA™ ENGINE 2 for superb image detail and color


Whether you're into movies on Blu-ray Disc™, enjoying the latest PLAYSTATION®3 games or watching HD broadcasts, the BRAVIA™ V4500 series matches superb picture quality with smart features for a home entertainment experience like no other.  
The V4500 series showcases Sony's innovative new draw the LINE design concept. This beautifully inspired, pared-down styling philosophy enhances the total TV viewing experience without distracting from what's on the screen. Accented by a dark silver speaker, the set's deep piano black finish creates an effortlessly contemporary look to flatter any living space. 26-inch, 32-inch and 37-inch models all feature a swiveling stand for comfortable viewing from wherever you're sitting in the room.

All screen size models feature an integrated MPEG-4 AVC HD tuner, allowing you to enjoy terrestrial HDTV programmes where compatible DVB-T/DVB-C services are available.

HD picture quality is superb thanks to latest-generation BRAVIA™ ENGINE 2 technology that gives images an unmatched richness and depth. The WXGA (1360×768 Resolution) LCD panel offers a very high dynamic contrast ratio of 33000:1 (26-inch and 32-inch models), ensuring deep, cinema-like blacks plus sparkling highlights. For an even more authentic home theatre experience, 24p True Cinema technology guarantees that movies on Blu-ray Disc™ are presented at the correct frame rate.
 
When you're not watching television, Picture Frame Mode makes it easy to enjoy favourite images from your digital picture collection. Rich, detail-packed still images can be displayed by connecting any compatible USB flash memory device. Six pre-installed gallery pictures are also included, featuring a range of contemporary art images from van Gogh² to Pop Art. In Picture Frame Mode, image brightness is reduced to mimic the appearance of a photographic print or painting. Power consumption can be reduced by up to 35% compared with watching regular TV³.

Operation is satisfyingly intuitive, thanks to Sony's XMB™ (Xross Media Bar™) on-screen interface that simplifies browsing TV channels, selecting inputs, Picture Frame Mode and other functions.

BRAVIA™ Sync controls your complete home theatre system from the TV remote. At the touch of a button, everything's powered up and ready to play, with no need to juggle several different remotes to switch on other devices, select inputs and adjust levels. BRAVIA™ Sync also allows simple operation of a connected compatible Handycam® camcorder from the television's remote.

Three HDMI sockets are provided for one-cable connection of other devices including PlayStation®3, Blu-ray Disc™ players and Handycam® HD camcorders.

“The superbly styled, easy to use BRAVIA™ V4500 series gives everyone a more satisfying home entertainment experience, whether they're into TV, movies or games“, comments Hiroshi Sakamoto, Marketing and Product Planning Vice President, TV Operations Europe, Sony Europe. “And now with the inclusion of an HD tuner, there are even more options for enjoying great-looking HD images with breathtaking quality.”

¹ Where DVB-T/DVB-C compatible services are available
² Wheatfield with Cypresses, 1889, Vincent van Gogh / National Gallery, London UK / The Bridgeman Art Library
³ In Vivid Mode

Additional information: All about Sony's current BRAVIA televisions
May 5, 2008
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