Monday, 7 June 2010

Sony Bravia KDL-52V5100 LCD HDTV Review.


Advantages : Sony KDL-52V5100 quite extreme black level, specify the exact color brightness dejudder finish, solid in standard mode, the settings for different image sizes to connect four HDMI ports, two component video and PC.Praise the picture quality of Sony, its contribution to 120 Hz LCD TV offers a great value.
Cons : the color shades of blue(shadows detail), you must activate to begin dejudder antiblur, common design and same display all V5100 series.
Price : $1,098.99  ==>  Go to Specail Price.
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Product Introduce

We conducted a practical assessment 52-inch LCD HDTV of Sony KDL-52V5100, but this view also applies to other dimensions of the series, including 40-inch KDL-40V5100, 46-inch KDL-46V5100 and the 55 - inch KDL-55V5100. All four have the same specifications and be of very similar image quality.
Sony develop LCD HDTV series includes a wide range of high-end models, but the KDL-V5100 is not in the middle of them. This Sony is the cheapest 2009 series LCD HDTV models with 120Hz processing, and needed more interactive tools and designing complications of  its step-up all series. It contains nearly controls related to the image of these series, but its image quality is just as well. Sure, you can always spend a great quality to deal brand, but the high quality and balanced variety of attributes, the main features of the KDL-V5100 series one of Sony's well worth engaging.


Consideration of The KDL-V5100 series, Sony has not been much effort to highlight the issue outside of this function on TV as he does with top models like the other line,such as series of KDL-XBR9. The KDL-V5100 is quite Buxon, shiny black bezel around the screen, below a black stripe that goes into a mirror, fiddling with the volume. Field below the display is thicker than the horizontal loudspeaker with a black opaque material bar--contrary to popular speaker hidden on many other HDTVs. Sony includes a line, black square base, but can not pivot.
I prefer the KDL-V5100 remote to many small models button clicker on Sony premium series. The cursor is in sight, and surrounded by four buttons that are difficult to confuse - one of which is the most important button for large setup. A group of buttons at the top of the remote can control other equipment which is compatible with HDMI-CEC control system over HDMI system, but the remote can not control other devices via infrared.
The menu system is also a refreshing, relatively simple business comparison to the company’s PS3 crossbar based media. All main categories, between image setting are arranged to the away left and remain visible no matter where you are on the menu. Nesting multiple menus is minimized happy, multi-selections on the screen simultaneously. We also liked the one-line description for the menu of different functions and separate the Tools menu with easy access to frequently used items (even if the Motionflow control is unfortunately absent). On the other hand, the bookmarks bar for quick access to an entry last use, the content channel or USB, it seems strange.


As one of the cheapest LCD HDTVs products, The Sony Bravia KDL-V5100 series is devoid of the interactive gadget accessible on the company’s step-up series begin with the W5100 series. Highlights of the KDL-V5100 is the processing in 120 Hz systems, which allows the resolution movement has developed (or less fuzzy). When you enable the functionality of Sony’s Motion Flow option. not like Samsung and Toshiba in the video system, Sony can not allow you get the antiblurring  functionality without dejudder.
Other setting of the image are large enough for this series. Sony has three ways to control the image around the world and the fourth custom, which depend on each input. A key to the Theatre of the remote puts the TV in the world cinema preset. In addition, three color temperature settings, the control of white balance has been fully available to help users setting levels of gray color. More advanced options include a gamma scale and Game option to disable video processing, as well as extras such as live color, Clear White and Advanced Contrast Enhancer(ACE) that we left to our discretion.
We lost a one-touch power saving mode to reduce energy consumption. The menu includes on / off / auto switch for the backlight, and a light sensor control room. The OFF option is convenient for users who just want the TV sound without a picture, and it reduces the power draw about 30 watts (half of a standard bulb).
Connectivity on the KDL-V5100 series is solid, if somewhat "unique". Sony has decided to put three of the four HDMI inputs - a very healthy number- on the side rather than on the back. This makes it easy temporary connections, but the flip side, some users may be less comfortable with the wires left from the side panel instead of the back. Sony has insertion side panels to accommodate all but the largest cable, though.


without HDMI connector on the back include two component video and RF antenna or cable, and analog and digital audio out-puts. This versatile side panel has a PC input (1,920 x1,080 pixels), a USB port for photos and music and an AV input S-video and composite.


The Sony KDL-V5100 series provided a very good image quality for the price, and somehow best the company’s significantly more expensive, even if KDL-XBR9 model operating at full load, (In fact, both received the same score in this sub). We praise it equation deep black levels and accurate colors in bright areas, but wished for better color accuracy in dark scenes and better uniformity across the screen. Sony is also far in its implementation of dejudder Samsung.
Black level: The KDL-V5100 has been solid for an LCD HDTVs in this class, but could not compete with most other displays in our comparison. In dark scenes, like the warehouse in Chapter 5, where Lawrence Fishburne work on cheater, black and almost black such as the letterbox bars above below the picture, the pillars in the foreground and the indentations in the background seems more bright and less realistic. The Shadow detail, the equipment along the edges of the room to the stubble on the shady side of the face Fishburne, was pretty good.
Color accuracy: in the brilliant scene in the KDL-V5100 obtained good results in this category, thanks to its correct grayscale and primary and secondary colors. The face of Kate Bosworth in the hotel room the morning light in Chapter 8, for example, showed the natural complexion, without the green light. The headboard red, green plants and leaves of gold was also very close to the color of our reference screen, although the sky shots looked a little too blue compared side-by-Side - perhaps a less correct cyan specific symptom of Sony. global saturation has been in the media, and do not exactly match the punch of more expensive models.


Video processing : As we have said is necessary to engage in ways dejudder MotionFlow of the KDL-V5100 to get the benefits antiblurring its refresh rate of 120 Hz, but in doing so, the usual effect on the sources based Films like "21" makes them more similar videos. We compared the standard mode of Sony, the least controversial of these two setup Motionflow our eye on the Samsung against Standard, and like in the past we loved the Sony's Standard better.
Our preference is to leave dejudder Off to the movies, and we appreciated the fact that when we are assured that the V5100 1080p/24 well-managed sources. Our test of choice in this capacity, it is under the deck of the Intrepid from "I Am Legend", Sony has revealed that the pace of the film properly preserved, while the Panasonic and JVC, for example, has developed the characteristic movement of coupling 2:03 down. The V5100 but not enough to resolve every detail of 1080i and 1080p sources yet, not the height of the vertical resolution of the slightly according to our test patterns. And from the 1080i video sources correctly, but not with film based sources CineMotion what approach we have chosen. Proposed Motion resolution was normal for an LCD 120 Hz: 500-600 lines dejudder committed (Motionflow set to medium or high), which fell to 300-400 lines with it turn-off. As usual, we found it difficult to identify the effects of these characteristics of resolution when watching normal program material - in fact, the Sony 1080p look as sharp as other 1080p screens.
Standard-definition : The V5100 transformed into an average performance in standard definition. The Sony resolved every detail of a DVD source and details of the grass and stone bridge appears as strong as we expected. With video sources in function that we saw more jagged edges on diagonal lines in motion than other screens, but not as much as KDL-XBR9. while waving the American flag appeared about the same on both screens of Sony. The KDL-V5100 series noise reduction very good results, clean snow, noisy shots of sky and sunsets with aplomb, even if the option of MPEG noise reduction does not seem to do much in these areas.CineMotion setting 2:03 Auto1 committed all down to remove moire forums.

Geek box

Before color temp (20/80) 5941/6532 Good
After color temp 6458/6514 Good
Before grayscale variation 174 Good
After grayscale variation 89 Good
Color of red (x/y) 0.641/0.329 Good
Color of green 0.281/0.603 Good
Color of blue 0.146/0.051
Overscan 0.0% Good
Defeatable edge enhancement Y Good
480i 2:3 pull-down, 24 fps Pass Good
1080i video resolution Pass Good
1080i film resolution Fail Poor


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