Sony KDF-42E2000 42" Class Grand WEGA E series 3LCD Rear Projection HDTV

Sony Updated: 2007-06-18
Sony KDF-42E2000 42

Step into the most compact member of the Grand WEGA™ 3LCD rear projection line with the KDF-42E2000 HDTV. It sports a two-color exterior with speakers hidden at the bottom, perfect for smaller cabinets, and features high-detail picture quality, natural color reproduction and exceptional brightness levels thanks to 3LCD technology. And you'll get enhanced connectivity via dual HDMI™ input and PC input through HDMI. Grand WEGA LCD projection televisions provide quality playback of nearly every connected device.

3LCD Chips
The 3LCD technology at the heart of Sony’s Grand WEGA™ televisions provide a bright picture, with high detail and natural color. These three key benefits are immediately apparent when viewing a Grand WEGA™ TV. You can expect to see an incredibly detailed picture with eye-popping colors. Sony uses three tiny LCD chips (0.73”) with a combined resolution of over 2.76 million pixels. The light from a high output UHP lamp shines into a filtering system that splits the beam into red, green, and blue light streams. Each color goes through its own LCD chip, which passes or blocks the light. The three beams are then instantaneously recombined and sent to the projection lens.

WEGA Engine™ System
The WEGA Engine™ system is the core video processing system that was designed based on Sony’s expertise and long heritage in bringing cutting-edge picture quality to TVs for consumers. Its fully digital signal-processing path includes video processing functions that have been designed and optimized using Sony’s video experience to improve overall picture quality. The WEGA Engine™ includes: > High-speed A/D (analog-to-digital) converters for wide-range gradation capture of analog signals > 3-D Y/C Comb Filter for minimizing cross color and dot structure artifacts > Digital MPEG Noise Reduction Circuit, which reduces MPEG artifacts such as “block noise” and mosquito noise” caused by the compression used to maximize bandwidth in digital broadcasts. > Digital Temporal 3-D Noise Reduction (pixel-by-pixel basis) > Digital Motion Adaptive I/P (interlace-to-progressive), as well as Edge Adaptive I/P deinterlacing conversion, which improves resolution in video with motion

Advanced Iris Function
The Advanced Iris function is a special Sony function designed to improve contrast expression especially in darker scenes. The Advanced Iris function is enabled by using either one of two modes - Auto and Manual. The Auto Mode has two settings designed to work best with video content such as movies that vary between bright scenes and dark scenes. Auto 1 is for programs that have a wide range of brightness from scene to scene. Auto 2 is for programs that have less variation between brightness levels from scene to scene. The Manual mode is used to help deliver optimum contrast levels under different room lighting conditions. The High mode offers maximum screen brightness and works well when a room is brightly lit. The Medium mode is for average levels of light. And the Low mode offers the maximum amount of contrast and works best under low light conditions. The key benefits are deep blacks and improved overall brightness and contrast.

HDMI™ (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and PC Connectivity
Designed for maximum versatility, Sony’s Grand WEGA™ line is equipped with a comprehensive range of input interfaces. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI technology supports enhanced or High Definition video, together with digital audio to provide matchless image and sound reproduction. PC connectivity is also accommodated via HDMI so now you can use your Grand WEGA TV with your PC.