For a state-of-the-art viewing experience, Sony's 32'' XBR« Wega« Flat Screen Stereo TV is the way to go. With DRC« Multi-Function with 3:2 Pull Down Technology, 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter, Velocity Scan Modulation, Vertical Aperture Compensation & HD-Capable Component Video Inputs to connect to a high-definition satellite dish or progressive scan DVD, this TV delivers movie theater quality picture. And 2-Tuner Picture-in-Picture lets you watch 2 shows at once. It's enough to make your head spin
Sony's high-definition-ready KV-32XBR450 32-inch WEGA television offers a lot of screen, a ton of features, and the bright, detailed picture quality for which Trinitron WEGA sets are known. The KV-32XBR450's flat, FD Trinitron picture tube cuts down on glare and minimizes image distortion, and its wealth of video technologies ensures that you'll enjoy sharp, vivid pictures, whatever your source components.
The TV produces stereo audio with 15 biamplified watts per channel through built-in two-way speakers that border the screen. One of the KV-32XBR450's coolest features is its 16:9 enhanced mode, which--together with a feature called Hi-Scan 1080i--delivers maximum picture quality by concentrating all viewable scan lines within a letterboxed image, wasting none of its horizontal resolution on rendering the black bars that border a widescreen image.
Velocity modulation (selectable: off, high, low) 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 three-line digital comb filter further enhances resolution by removing blurred edges between colors and reducing dot crawl (tiny, moving dots of color along a sharp color separation in a vertical line, as in a depiction of a character's striped T-shirt).
Top-of-the-line high-definition-capable component-video inputs minimize digital and line-scan artifacts from compatible video sources (480i, 480p, 1080i), while standard composite- and S-video inputs accommodate all DVD players. You can choose between multiple sets of rear A/V inputs and a set of front A/V inputs for extra convenience when hooking up a camcorder or gaming console. A rear AV output offers both fixed and variable-level analog audio outputs for hookup with, for instance, both a VCR and a surround receiver. You can label the set's video inputs and channels for easy selection.
The KV-32XBR450 offers Sony's CineMotion reverse 3:2 pulldown technology, a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs 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.
Freeze Memo lets you freeze what's on screen and view it in a PIP window while programming continues on the main screen. This is ideal for noting Web site addresses, phone numbers, and contact information on the screen.
Channel Fix automatically sets TV to a specific channel (such as 3) for cable box control, letting you switch channels on the cable box via the TV's universal remote control without altering your TV setting. The Control S feature (input/output) lets you use the set with other Sony components, controlling all with a single remote control, and only ever pointing the remote at the TV--not each piece of gear.
Other video technologies include Magnetic Quadra Pole (reduces beam spot distortion and improves corner-to-corner focus, as well as picture sharpness), auto white balance, Dynamic Picture Processor and Dynamic Focus circuitry, color temperature control, and vertical aperture compensation. S-video detection automatically senses and switches the set's input to match an S-video source signal.
What's in the Box
TV, remote control (RM-Y184), remote batteries, a user's manual, and warranty information.