Sony KDL-40Z4100 BRAVIA LCD Flat Panel HDTV

Sony Updated: 2008-08-01 RSS
Sony KDL-40Z4100 BRAVIA LCD Flat Panel HDTV

Look no further than the KDL-40Z4100 for the most strikingly stunning and flat-out sophisticated HDTV Sony has to offer. With a remarkably slim bezel design, Motionflow™ 120Hz for the reproduction of smooth, lifelike images, BRAVIA Engine 2™ and ACE for deeper blacks and crisp shadow detail, this TV's sensational design is only matched by its picture. But phenomenal image quality and show-stopping design isn't all. The KDL-40Z4100 also includes DLNA™ compatibility so you can access your digital photo collection over your home network (additional DLNA™ components required; sold separately). DMex is also on board for an optional digital connection to innovative expansion modules like the BRAVIA® Internet Video Link for exciting web-based content. The Digital Media Port (DMP) is included for connecting your portable digital audio devices like iPod® and Walkman® music players.

Z-Series features:  Full HD 1080p, Motionflow™ 120Hz, BRAVIA Engine 2™ digital video processing, Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE), 24p True Cinema capable, enhanced XMB™ user interface, BRAVIA Sync capable, piano black gloss color or brushed metal finish

Full HD 1080p
It's a high definition world and the best high definition resolution this brave new world offers is 1080p; that's why Sony has more Full HD 1080p HDTVs than ever before. Full HD 1080p means our connections accept 1080p signals and the display will render that signal in Full HD 1080p. The flexibility of native 1920 x 1080 displays allows any high definition content to be viewed without the need to downconvert images to the native resolution of the display. Take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc™ players and PlayStation®3 systems that can deliver 1080p content.

Sony's Digital Media Extender (DMex) offers a digital connection path for optional modules like the BRAVIA Internet Video Link, as well as other modules you can add in the future. Innovative DMex expansion capabilities integrate into the award-winning XMB™ user interface making HDTVs a powerful entertainment platform that not only meets current needs, but expands to meet tomorrow's needs as well.

Motionflow™ 120Hz Technology
Motionflow 120Hz technology doubles the number of existing frames by calculating in real time and inserting 60 entirely new frames between the original 60 frames. It uses a special Sony-developed algorithm that detects specific objects, as well as the movement of the overall scene and intelligently applies the right amount of enhancement. There's more to the story. Unlike some other high frame rate technologies, Motionflow 120 also includes Sony's unique Image Blur Reduction algorithm, which reduces blur from the original source image captured by a camera before applying motion enhancement technology. There are many forms of high frame rate technology in the market today, but only Motionflow 120Hz technology uses special Sony algorithms designed to intelligently detect and apply the right amount of enhancement to reduce judder and deliver a smoother, sharper picture with more natural motion of the original film.

BRAVIA® Engine™ Technology
The latest version of Sony's respected BRAVIA Engine fully digital video processor uses a collection of unique SONY algorithms to significantly reduce noise and produce sharp, vibrant, life-like images... Dynamic Noise Reduction: Intelligently identifies and dramatically reduces noise in the signal according to the motion and brightness of each scene for clearer, crisper images. Detail Enhancement: Improved image enhancement algorithms render greater overall detail. Contrast Enhancement: Works with the Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit to optimize the contrast for every scene to create better depth and reality. BRAVIA Engine technology optimizes the color, contrast, detail and clarity of every scene for the exceptional performance that BRAVIA HDTVs are known for.

Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)
Part of the cinematic drama in film-making comes from details found in shadows and dark areas of the picture. Sony's Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) uses real-time image processing to dynamically adjust backlight levels for improved contrast without masking details the filmmaker intended you to see. ACE delivers deep blacks in darker scenes, as well as fine details in shadows and other dark areas of the picture for a difference you can truly see.

DLNA stands for the Digital Living Network Alliance, an Industry Standard Networking Capability supported by leading companies in the consumer electronics industry that allows DLNA compliant products to work with one another. Think for a moment about all of the photos "locked away" on your home PC that you wish you could access while entertaining your friends and family. Now, thanks to DLNA enabled devices, a DLNA-enabled PC can be accessed from the comfort of your living room or family room via a BRAVIA DLNA-enabled HDTV, where you can enjoy your memories with friends and family, without having to deal with the hassle and non-intuitive "PCexperience".

Question: What's the best way to connect portable digital audio devices to a BRAVIA® HDTV— Answer: Sony's DIGITAL MEDIAL PORT connection allows the use of an optional DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter such as the TDM-NW1 to connect digital devices directly to select BRAVIA HDTVs. Now BRAVIA HDTVs can show photos and videos or play the music stored in select Walkman™, iPOD®, PC, mobile phones and other digital devices. Your personal digital device even recharges while connected via the optional adapters.

10-bit Processor and 10-bit Panel
While it's great to state that a TV is capable of creating billions of colors it's a whole lot better when you have a true 10-bit display that can actually display them. Sony combines 10-bit processing with a 10-bit panel, allowing 64 times the levels of color expression. What that translates to is smoother transitions from color to color and subtle color changes faithfully reproduced without a paint-by-numbers look.

Rich Graphics
Delivering a fun user experience is what the new rich graphics are designed to do. Accessing video content and sharing digital photos with your family and friends on an HDTV is now fast, easy and fun. Colorful thumbnails cascade before your eyes allowing you to visually choose what you want to see. Viewing digital images through Sony's photo viewer is now more organized and can be quickly accessed.

TV Guide® On-Screen Interactive Program Guide
The TV Guide On-screen IPG delivers continually updated program listings to users. The guide requires no subscription fees or phone connection and is available at no extra cost to the consumer. Sony is the first company to integrate the TV Guide On-Screen User Interface into a custom interface — Sony's exclusive Xross Media Bar™ user interface.

BRAVIA® Sync Technology
Allows the access and control multiple tasks and system operations with one button ease. BRAVIA Sync is the name for a new family of control features that not only includes BRAVIA Theatre Sync, but will now include BRAVIA Sync. This feature allows the user to control a CEC-enabled camcorder connected to a BRAVIA HDTV via an HDMI cable by using the HDTV's remote control and an on-screen display that shows camcorder transport functions.

24p True Cinema
Movies and many prime time TV programs are captured at 24 frames per second (24p). Sony's Blu-ray Disc™ players wisely take advantage of this by including 24p output capability allowing a compatible connection with BRAVIA® HDTVs that have this capability. The benefit— You can watch movies in natural, cinematic motion, the way they are seen at the cinema. Every single frame of the movie can now be seen without using additional video processing that converts film-based images to video reproduction. Additionally, 24p True Cinema input capability can be used along with Motionflow™ 120Hz technology for outstanding fluid motion beyond what you would typically see at the cinema. Once you experience 24p video it will be hard to view video without it.