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Sony KV-27HS420 27-Inch FD Trinitron WEGA HD-Ready CRT TV

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  • 27-inch Hi-Scan TV with standard 4:3 aspect ratio; 30.88 x 23.63 x 20.5 inches (W x H x D)
  • Offers analog and digital (HDMI) high-definition inputs and a wealth of picture-enhancing technologies
  • High-voltage regulator maintains consistent image size, despite variations in brightness during scene changes and channel changes
  • CineMotion Reverse 3:2 pulldown technology lets you watch progressive-scan movies in their native 24-frame format
  • Stereo speakers with 10 watts per channel; SRS TruSurround simulated surround sound and BBE sound enhancement
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Brand NameSony
Item Weight36 pounds
Product Dimensions34 x 29 x 25 inches
Item model numberKV27HS420
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002S9G0K
Best Sellers Rank #212,911 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight115 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableAugust 1, 2004
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: KV27HS420
  • Display Technology: CRT
  • Display Size: 27 inches
  • Image Contrast Ratio: 2600:1

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Product Description

Product Description

Sony 27 FD Trinitron(R) WEGA Hi-Scan(TM) TV KV-27HS420 - Supplied Accessories: Instruction Manual, Remote Control, AA Battery (2). If you're not ready for large-screen TV but want to enjoy super-sharp and bright, detailed images and sound, this TV is bound to please. Get phenomenal picture resolution with Sony's KV-27HS420 FD Trinitron(R) WEGA Hi-Scan(TM) TV. This 27" CRT TV features a FD Trinitron(R) Picture Tube, a Hi-Scan(TM) 1080i Display and DRC(TM) Digital Reality Creation(TM) MultiFunction Circuitry, giving you an incredibly clear and vivid picture. The KV-27HS420 also includes CineMotion Reverse 3-2 Pulldown Technology for improved motion fluidity and detail. TruSurround SRS Audio and an HDMI / HDCP Interface are sure to please your ears and eyes. Steady Sound Automatic Volume Control With BBE Audio Effect Auto Mute Tuner Auto SAP Audio Output (Fixed/Variable) Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) - 30 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 20 1/2 / Weight - 111 lbs Inputs and Outputs - Component Video Input (Y/PB/PR) - 2 Rear, Composite Input - 1 Front/3 Rear, HDMI Interface - 1 Rear, S Video (With Detection) - 1 Front/2 Rear, Control S - 1 Rear, Audio Out - 1 Rear, Monitor - 1 Rear Channel Skip/Add Clock/Timer Two Event Energy Star Compliant Favorite Channel With Preview Front Button Menu Control Channel Jump On Screen Display (English/Spanish/French) Sleep Timer Function Speed Surf Channel Selection Allows V-Chip Parental Control

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It may look like a standard 27-inch TV, but Sony's high-definition-ready KV-27HS420 FD (flat display) Trinitron WEGA television is anything but standard. The set offers analog and digital high-definition inputs, great audio features, and a suite of picture-enhancing technologies. Whether you're watching VHS tapes, DVDs, or high-definition (480p, 720p, 1080i) broadcasts, your programs will look breathtakingly good.

The set's standard 4:3 aspect ratio, Hi-Scan 1080i display, and picture-improvement circuitry let you view a mix of source signals at high resolutions, up to 1080i. DRC--Digital Reality Creation MultiFunction circuitry--upconverts standard interlaced (480i) video sources to 960i or progressive-scan 480p, while inputs as high-quality as 720p (720 lines, progressively scanned) are upsampled to full 1080i. Because DRC processes video signals in real time, it creates an image with 4 times the density of the original signal.

Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p and 720p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The set's auto 16:9 enhanced mode detects anamorphically encoded widescreen program sources and offers full picture resolution on the video program, wasting none of its usable lines of resolution on the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.

The KV-27HS420's high-voltage regulator maintains consistent image size, despite variations in brightness during scene changes and channel changes, while magnetic quadra-pole technology reduces "beam spot" distortion and improves corner-to-corner focus and picture sharpness.

ClearEdge VM wideband velocity modulation improves the definition at picture edges, creating sharper images by slowing the CRT (cathode-ray tube) beam's horizontal scanning during demanding work--say, when rendering transitions from light to dark parts of an image--and speeding it up when scanning easily rendered sections, like broad dark areas. The set's 3D digital comb filter compares each horizontal scanning line with the lines above and below it, as well as with the corresponding lines on previous and subsequent video frames. This results in higher horizontal resolution, higher vertical resolution, and reduced video noise.

The KV-27HS420 also employs CineMotion Reverse 3-2 PullDown technology (often called 3:2 pulldown), a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movies in their native 24-frame format. Digital video mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

Finally, Dynamic Focus circuitry automatically adjusts the picture during each scanning line for consistent corner-to-corner sharpness.

Two high-definition component-video inputs grant optimum connection with a DTV decoder and progressive-scan DVD player, while standard composite- and S-video inputs accommodate all DVD players. The set's HDMI interface provides a digital connection with your DTV receiver. HDMI supports standard-definition (SD), enhanced definition (ED), or high-definition (HD) video, plus multi-channel digital audio--all using a single cable.

Choose between rear AV inputs and a set of front AV inputs for extra convenience. A rear AV output offers a switchable fixed- and variable-level analog audio output for hookup with a surround receiver or integrated amplifier.

The set features stereo speakers (with 10 watts per channel) and BBE sound enhancement. You can label the set's video inputs and channels for easy selection. If you don't have Dolby Pro Logic processing or a surround speaker system, the TV's SRS TruSurround will simulate surround sound through any 2 speakers.

Other video technologies include auto white balance, Dynamic Picture Processor circuitry, Trinitone color temperature control, and vertical aperture compensation. An optional accessory for the set is the Sony audio/video cabinet SU-27HX1.

What's in the Box
TV, remote control (RM-Y197), 2 AA batteries, a user's manual, warranty information.

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The sound on the TV is very good.
S. Calandra
This Sony HDTV has an excellent picture with standard broadcasts and a superb picture with HD broadcasts.
D. R. Schryer
I recommend it to anyone who can deal with the relatively small screen.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Buddy S VINE VOICE on July 7, 2005
After several months of investigation, I purchased the Sony KV-27HS420. My options in high definition TV sets were extremely limited because of the size of my cabinet. The final choice came down to this 27" Sony and a 32" wide screen Panasonic LCD TV. The Panasonic offered a 4:3 (standard size) picture about the same size that the Sony produced, but the Panasonic LCD produced a much larger wide screen image. Nevertheless, I opted for the Sony for several reasons: It was about one-third the cost of the LCD and employed a cathode ray tube, a mature technology that has been around since the advent of TV. LCD, on the other hand, appears to be a technology that is still evolving. From what I had observed, both have outstanding high definition video quality, but CRT sets seemed to deal better with standard definition images. In addition, the size (depth) of the CRT TV did not present a problem for me, since my cabinet is very deep.

It is important to note that a typical wide screen image on this 27" Sony measures only about 24" on the diagonal and that there is quite a difference in size between this and the size of a wide screen image on a 32" LCD TV. I certainly would have preferred a larger screen, but my family sits no more than 8 to 10 feet from the TV and given the excellent high definition video quality produced by the Sony, we are able to deal with the smaller screen without much difficulty.

Putting aside the problem that this is not a big screen TV, the Sony excels in nearly every department. The audio is acceptable, but audio is really not an issue for me since I have a home theater system, which I usually use when watching the TV.

The first week I owned the Sony, I used a standard definition satellite receiver (a DISH 501 DVR.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Schryer on October 29, 2005
Contrary to popular opinion, you don't have to buy an expensive plasma or LCD (liquid crystal display) TV to get a great high-definition picure. In fact, many experts (including Consumer Reports) assert that high-definition TVs using traditional cathode-ray tube technology -- as this high-definition Sony does -- currently offer a sharper picture than plasma and LCD TVs plus are lower priced and more reliable. This Sony HDTV has an excellent picture with standard broadcasts and a superb picture with HD broadcasts.

Yes, this model -- despite being a high-definition TV -- has the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio rather than a widescreen 16:9 ratio. But my cable system currently broadcasts 175 channels in the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio and only 9 widescreen channels. How many widescreen channels are currently available to you? Not many I would guess. Widescreen 16:9 TVs have smaller pictures with gray bars on the side when displaying traditional 4:3 channels, which most channels still broadcast. Admittedly, when widescreen broadcasts and most DVDs are played on this set, there will be letter-boxing bars above and below the widescreen picture. If this bothers you significantly, I suggest that you consider purchasing a 30" or 34" widescreen Sony HDTV. But for people who want high-quality HDTV right now and want to spend only a few hundred dollars rather than a thousand dollars or more, this 27" Sony HDTV may well be the answer. If you eventually purchase a larger screen HDTV when prices on such sets drop -- as they eventually will -- this excellent 27" Sony would serve as an superb second HDTV at that time.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By C. Finch on January 16, 2005
This is an excellent TV. I recommend it to anyone in the market for a good HDTV, but don't want to spend $3000. This TV also has an HDMI input, a feature that is only found on high-end TV's. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the sound because I have it hooked up to my Sony Home Theatre System (Model HT-DDW660) but I expect the sound is pretty good. My only complaint with this model is that the TV is not widescreen. I knew that before I purchased the TV, but after I got it and saw my friends Widescreen TV's, I knew I should have gone 16:9. This is a great TV and I recommend it to anyone with $750 in their pocket.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By GoTarO on June 25, 2006
I did research on alot of 27" TVs and compared the picture on them and this was the best. Colors are bright and true and extremely sharp! I would not pass this TV up if you found a good deal on it.. However..

It is a MONSTER. This is a heavy TV and, compared to others, is just plain big. I don't think the exceptional picture quality is worth the size of this TV.

It is not widescreen. Everything in HD is widescreen. Your HD picture is actually not a 27" picture and is much smaller. Also, unless you have an upconverter for the standard definition TV signal, it will appear with black all around the sides, and if you opt to use the zoom feature, it will cut off the edges because it doesn't zoom right. So in all situations, you are getting less than 27" of picture or are cutting off the picture. Personally, I will never get another HDTV that is not widescreen.

As far as the other features of the TV, I have not come across a situation where I would mess with them.. So I cannot give a review on their functionality.

Even with the drawback of the TV not being widescreen, I will say that it is still a 5 star TV. With an upconverter, the picture will look nice and not be cut off for standard definition shows and video games look great(atleast from XBox 360 -- even games with a max resolution of 480p)!
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