Sony Bravia W Series Lcd Tv

There’s a degree of uncertainty surrounding Sony’s W5100-series LCD tv’s, but the mystery only heightens the anticipation. The line consists of 3 versions, the 52-inch KDL-52W5100, the 46-inch KDL-46W5100, and also the KDL-40W5100, which can be all set to replace the ‘W4100’ versions from last year.

What’s most intriguing concerning the W5100 types is the language utilized by Sony to describe them. While these 1080p tv’s consist of functions normally seen on higher-end flat-panel tv’s, Sony calls them “an economic HDTV choice,” and straight contrasts them to their XBR9 and Z5100-series tv’s.

Those lines are really large conclusion, and really costly. The XBR9 LCDs expense among $1,200 and $3,600, for size ranges of 32, 40, 46, and 52 inches. The Z-series versions, which arrive in sizes of 40, 46, and 52-inches, is going to be in the same neighborhood, even though possibly slightly less costly because of some minor technological differences. The W5100 models nevertheless don’t have manufacturer’s suggested retail prices yet, but if the W4100 types were any indication, expect some thing within the range of $1,500 to $2,500.

Despite this dearth of pricing details, the potential to get a really economical BRAVIA LCD with the type of characteristic set discovered on the W5100 televisions is worth keeping tabs on. It’s a wonderful, reasonable array of specifications which are neither excessive, nor lacking.

Refreshing Restraint

120Hz refresh costs and their alleged anti-judder, smoothing abilities have been the hot specification last year. Though it does have some benefits, the extra premium for any 120Hz set seemed out of proportion. This year, however, 120Hz is essentially a regular function, and rates have normalized accordingly.

This has left TV manufacturers struggling for a new marketing hook. For 2009, that hook is 240Hz