Sony's latest Grand Wega TVs received a dramatic makeover and they're now among the most strikingly attractive big-screens around. If the elegantly compact design of the 50" KDF-E50A10 doesn't grab your eye, the superb picture quality surely will. The TV's width and height have been reduced so much that it's about the same size as the previous 42" model. You get a much bigger screen without a bigger box.
Grand Wegas are the best-selling line of big-screens because they deliver a dependably fine picture. Sony gets the color right by using three high-definition LCD image chips (one each for red, green, and blue signals). The combination of rich, vibrant color and million-pixel precision produces images that are extremely smooth, flicker-free, and 3-dimensional. Sony's innovative Cinema Black Pro "dynamic iris" technology improves contrast and black level by reducing the TV's light output in dark scenes. A circuit continuously samples the brightness content of the video signal and adjusts the iris opening on the fly to deliver the best possible brightness, contrast, and black level.
This is a "Digital Cable Ready" TV, able to receive both over-the-air and cable high-definition TV signals without a separate set-top box. To make the most of the built-in cable tuner, request a CableCARD from your local service provider. The CableCARD replaces the cable box, simplifying your hookup, providing a slightly better picture, and eliminating one remote control. Powerful "upconversion" raises standard video signals to near-HD quality -and you can fine-tune the amount of enhancement for each video source.
This is one of the first Grand Wegas to include a standard PC input. It's great for web-surfing and gaming, and since this is an LCD-based display, there are no worries about screen burn-in. You'll also find three HD-compatible component video inputs, including a convenient side-mounted set for a game console or HD camcorder.
Sound Mode: SteadySound, Dolby Digital, TruSurround XT, BBE, Auto SAP/MTS, Volume Offset, A/V Sync
Speaker Output: Treble, Midrange, Bass, and Balance, Audio Output (Variable/Fixed)
Speaker On/Off: Speaker Off
Audio Format: Dynamic, Standard, and Custom
Panel Type: LCD 0.73" (1280 x 720)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Tuner: Terrestrial (VHF/UHF/CATV) / ATSC / 8VSB / Clear QAM / POD QAM
Video Signal System: NTSC / 480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i
Video Function: Game Picture (On/Off)
Video Processing: DRC Mode (High Density/Progressive/Off),
Advanced Video Processing: WEGA Engine, DRC-MF V1, Cinema Black Pro - Iris & Advanced Iris (High/Medium/Low/Off)
Picture Modes: Vivid, Standard and Custom
Picture Adjustment: Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Sharpness, Color Temp (Warm 1, Warm 2, Neutral, and Cool)
Advanced Menu Function: Live Color ((High/Medium/Low/Off), Clear White (High/Low/Off), Black Corrector (High/Medium/Low/Off), Gamma (Max/High/Medium/Low/Off)
Video Function: Freeze, Favorite Channel, Channel Label, Channel Skip/Add, Video Label, Channel Jump, Channel Surf, Parental Lock, Closed Caption, V Chip Parental Control, ID-1, Initial Setup, Caption Vision (On/Off/Program)
Output Power: 12w x 12w
Power Requirements: 120V 60Hz
Power Consumption: In Use: 210 Watts Standby: Less than 17 Watts
Inputs and Outputs
Input(s): PC Input (D-sub 15) + Audio Input (Stereo Mini) 1 Front
Input(s): HDMI1 + Audio L&R 1 Rear
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr ) Input(s): x 3 Front 1 / Rear 2
S-Video Input(s): 1 Rear
Composite Video Input(s): x 3 Front 1 / Rear 2
Input(s): RF 75-ohm F-type 1 Rear
Input(s): Cable 75-ohm F-type 1 Rear
Input(s): CableCARD PCMCIA-type x 1 Rear slot
Input(s): Total Audio Input (LR, RCA-pin) excluding HDMI x 5 Front 1 / Rear 4
Digital Audio Output(s): (Optical) x 1 Rear
Audio Output: Audio Output (Variable/Fixed) x 1 Rear
WEGA GATE: Easy Operation Guide
On Screen Controls: English/Spanish/French
Clock/Timer (Two Event)
Weight: 72 lbs. 13 oz.
Dimensions: 46 5/8" x 32 5/8" x 16 1/8" (1184 x 827 x 408mm)