Friday, 28 May 2010

Sony Bravia KDL-40V5100 LCD HDTV.


Features Sony Bravia KDL-40V5100 LCD HDTV.

Type: LCD
Screen Size (diagonal, inches): 40
Native Resolution: 1920 by 1080
HD Tuner: ATSC, QAM (cable in the clear)
Backlight: CCFL
Wall Mount or Stand Included?: Stand
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches: 38.9 x 25.2 x 3.75 (without stand); 38.9 x 27 x 10.75 (with stand)
Weight (pounds): 37.3 (without stand); 41 (with stand)
Price: $1,500
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Inputs: Video: HDMI 1.3 (4), PC RGB (1), component video (2), S-video (1, shared), composite video (1, shared), antenna/cable (1)
Audio: Stereo analog (4), PC (L/R minijack)
Outputs: Audio: Stereo analog, digital (TosLink optical)
Additional: USB (1), service port, cable/antenna

As the most expensive ingress in the group, as well as small, but not significantly, in both cases it was expected much more from Sony. It is true, not many bells and whistles that raise a ruckus on the set of high-end society. There is no sign of Sony's award-winning Xross Media Bar (XMB) menu system. It have hot option color palettes, color management system (CMS), or the DRC (Digital Reality Creation).and It does have not picture in picture or another way of displaying two images on the screen at one time, unless of course it is in the source (for example,  PiPdisplay in a Blu-ray Disc).
But the system does not really need a CMS (color gamut does not need help), the menus using many of the same icons that adorn the XMB, we never really found the Sony DRC useful, and many features not always PiP lets you choose the two sources you want to see.
Sony has a good range of features: some are useful, others not so. More importantly, its black-level performance and shadow detail surprised almost everyone when I revealed the identity of the whole.


Consider from the looks of the KDL-V5100 series, Sony does not attend as much attempt to the outward appearance of its entry level HDTVs as it does to its high-end line, like the series KDL- XBR9. The V5100 has a relatively chubby, square, glossy black around the screen, below which is a black stripe that fade away to a mirror finish, which provides a slight accent. The area below the display is further bulkiness by the speaker horizontal bar with a matte black - contrary to popular speakers hidden on many other HDTVs. Sony includes a suitable, the black square to stand, but doesn’t swivel.



The KDL-40V5100 is the smallest model in the series of Sony V5100, which includes 46 - brothers and sisters of 52 inches. It offers the usual complement of inputs on the rear side panels and sockets, including four HDMI and two component video connections. It also has a USB connector to access photos and music files, but does not have an Ethernet network (LAN) terminals for connection to a home network.
In addition to the usual video option controls and picture modes (we used movie, optimized as needed for testing), those characteristics start with color settings in all. As I mentioned above, Sony does not offer color management. But has the usual options of color temperature. You must choose warm menu, as we have done. There are also adjusts white balance in both the high and low end of the range of brightness for use in a full calibration.


Sony has scored in the lower middle range of color and more recently in detail. In fact, only the Panasonic raw score of the latter category was the obvious leader of the pack, closely clustered with the other below. But Sony has scored winning in blacks, with a  bond(with the Panasonic), and shadow detail. It’s has good point second place overall (first among LCD monitors) and the first place, preferably two in five of rapporteur are nothing to insult at.
In my time with these sets, the black level of Sony and punched natural impressed me in a way that I did not expect from an LCD screen without a costly and advanced technology such as back- local dimming LED lighting. The only distraction Black Sony uniformly and rich solid  shadow detail was a mend lighter black spot in a corner, which was visible only on a very dark or black image. (This suggests a gnome with a flashlight settled for the night.)
The absolutely agreed. The best  black level on- axis and shadow detail systems, the one of consider, if it was a little annoyed by the mode bright scenes washed as he moved out off-axis alignment. He also noted that Sony had more video noise than another dark scenes. But none of this prevented him to give him 10 points for both the solid black levels and shadow detail.
"He has a great work on The Dark Knight," observe another, who also found the seen off-axis conspicuous , but more curiously on the bright than on dark scenes. A scene in King Kong, which shows a dark close up of Kong’s hair face and shoulders (Chapter 48), the rapporteur noted that even Sony had the best shadow detail of the group. "I'll still be keeping to this set on the dark night scenes," wrote another. He noted that the best analogy of the day, while Sony (and Panasonic) was incredible on the star field of Stargate-like watching the stars in the wilderness, he appears on three other set was like looking into the night sky in Los Angeles. Anyone who has lived or visited in every large city will immediately understand what he meant.


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Sony came in a close second in the absolutely. Two members of the panel of five judges who voted the first overall choice and evaluated two seconds. Nobody really don’t liked it. I can not say I would have voted if I had been blind participants, but I like to think that I would put on top, given my predilection for viewing  in a dark room and therefore need for great black levels. As I mentioned earlier, Sony has also won raves for his performances with the lights on, even if it was a very short part of test and not included in the score.



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