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Sony Grand WEGA KDF-46E2000 46-Inch 3LCD Rear Projection Television

3.3 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • HD (1280 x 720) Picture Resolution (LCD Chip)
  • 3 LCD Chips (R/G/B); 921,600 Pixels Each
  • Cinema Black Pro for excellent contrast ratio
  • Connections: 2 HDMI (Rear) and 3 Component Inputs (1 Side/2 Rear)
  • DRC MF-V1 (Digital Reality Creation MultiFunction V1) technology
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: KDF-46E2000
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 46 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer

Packaged in a compact, two-color exterior with subtly located speakers, the Grand WEGA 3LCD rear projection TVs are now available in a larger range of sizes, including 46", 50" and 55" screens. The televisions feature high-detail picture quality, and deliver natural color reproduction and exceptional brightness levels thanks to 3LCD technology. And deep black levels along with outstanding contrast are hallmarks of the Cinema Black Pro function. Featuring enhanced connectivity via dual HDMI input and PC input through HDMI, Sony’s Grand WEGA LCD projection televisions provide quality playback of nearly every connected device.

3LCD Panels
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.

Digital Reality Creation (DRC) Multifunction Technology
Unlike conventional line doublers, the DRC Multifunction feature replaces the signal's NTSC waveform with the HD equivalent, while doubling the number of vertical and horizontal lines. This results in four times the density for quality sources, such as DVD, satellite and digital camcorders. The Video Menu allows you to select interlaced, progressive or CineMotion® output. 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 System 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

Cinema Black Pro
Cinema Black Pro is an exclusive Sony function designed to improve contrast expression especially in darker scenes. The Cinema Black Pro function is enabled by using either one or both of two features - Iris Control and Advanced Iris. The Iris Control function sets the maximum size of the iris opening and sets the overall level of brightness. There are several settings that allow the user to adjust the iris opening to best match the room lighting conditions. The Advanced Iris function is a dynamic adjustment that automatically opens and closes the iris according to the gamma level of the picture on the screen. There are several different adjustments. The "High" setting is ideal for movies and music video content. And the "Off" setting works great for sports and news content.

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.

Steady Sound
The Steady Sound feature equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and commercials.

What's in the box
Sony KDF-46E2000 46-inch 3LCD Rear Projection Television, Remote Control (RM-YD010), Instruction Manual, Quick Set Up Guide, Warranty Card


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Sony
Item Weight 58.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 47.5 x 19.4 x 34.1 inches
Item model number KDF-46E2000
Color Name Silver
Speaker Type Surround

Additional Information

ASIN B000G143P6
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #695,137 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#5,707 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 76 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First Available October 2, 2001

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By Kevin Nicholls TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 5, 2006
...but after seeing this model in stores, I had to have it.

I had been on the fence between the (slightly) less expensive Samsung DLP televisions, and some low-end 42" plasma televisions in the same price range. I spent a couple of weeks researching forums, checking out different models in different stores and playing around with the display controls, and waiting to see how prices changed with different sales. Each time, the Sony KDF-XXE2000 (different stores had different sizes) came out ahead.

The factors that really pushed me over were:
1) Knowing that the bulb could be replaced for about $150 if you look around online (you can't fix a dim plasma TV at all).
2) There was imperceptible lag (DLP sets are notorious for delays between the picture and audio), and
3) The picture quality was far more natural.

When I got this home, I connected it to a DirecTV HD receiver, an Xbox 360, a progressive scan DVD player, and a cheap set of rabbit ear antennas that I had laying around in my garage. I was delighted to find that regular 4:3/480i channels looked great -- which is a very serious concern when buying any HDTV. The DirecTV HD channels looked amazing, as expected, and the Xbox 360 was nothing short of jaw-dropping. Even my DVD's looked stellar, compared to my old Panasonic Tau. What really surprised me was that I could get HD channels with the rabbit ears. The SD channels barely came in at all (as usual), but the HD channels were razor-sharp, and had next to no dropouts or artifacts, which leads me to believe that the tuner in this set is well above average.

The only thing I don't like (and I can't believe I'm saying this) is the number of inputs. Switching from OTA to the first component input takes five "clicks" on the remote.
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After having shopped and tested widescreen televisions for the last year, I finally settled on this model. I was rather disappointed in the flat panel plasma televisions (potential life of only five years??!!) and LCDs and the rather artifact laden pictures they produced. I started looking at projection televisions (DLP and the like).

I discovered that these televisions were not suceptible to burn-in like the flat panels. What that means is that you don't have to stretch the picture to fill the entire screen, which distorts a traditional picture image and makes everyone look shorter and wider. You can keep the aspect ratio as it was intended and not worry about the black bars at the side of the picture leaving permanent ghost-like bars on the screen.

Another plus to this set is that the picture producing bulb, which lasts approximately 6000 hours can be changed by the owner and at little cost ($150). This beats the pants off of having to buy a new plasma television set every 5-years!

The picture is amazing and the colour is vivid. It produces standard television signals fairly well, which was a surprise. We've discovered that certain channels and certain programmes manage to generate a better picture than others but it's fine enough. What really wows us is the HD stations and our progressive scan DVD player. The picture pops and you really feel like you have your own cinema in your living room. You have to adjust the picture to your liking and, if you don't have any experience with HDTVs, you'll likely be making adjustments for up to a month after you get it. You just discover different settings as you "play" with it. Oh, the "silk-screen" effect previous reviewers have mention is akin to the effect you'd get on a pristine movie screen at a cinema.
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I've read in many reviews on this site where people state they notice motion blur. I've watched a bunch of football games and played tons of xbox 360 on this sucker and I can't fathom how anyone can notice any motion blur. This tv is incredible and the best bang for the buck I've found yet. The colors are vibrant and just pop off the screen. The built in hd tuner picks up hd channels off of my basic cable. The favorites feature on the remote lets you seamlessly navigate hd-non hd channels. So for with hd-dvd and blu ray source material this tv looks outstanding.
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Didn't buy this from Amazon, but wanted to post a review here just to inform those that are interested in this television. This was actually a replacement TV for a 3 1/2 yr. old Samsung that had a couple problems with the image processor, and the retailer decided to replace rather than repair under the extended warranty.

Anyway...I've had this Sony about 2 1/2 weeks now. The picture is beautiful,it has a ton of features, and it's easy to navigate through menus. One thing I do like is that you can adjust the picture setting for each input (cable, dvd, antenna, etc...). I also connected a very old outdoor antenna that has been on the roof for probably 35 years, and HD picture that way was spectacular.

The only problem I have is the motion blur with fast moving content. (I've not noticed this mentioned much in other reviews.) I watch a lot of football, which of course has a lot of fast moving scenes, and often times the area behind the fast moving object as it goes past becomes pixellated. My brother was over last week, and within 5 minutes of watching a football game was commenting about how much he noticed it. (He jokingly said several times, "I've got to get one of these $2000 TV's.) I never noticed this on my 3 yr. old Samsung. I knew motion blur was a big problem on older LCD TVs, but I thought it had been fixed with newer model LCDs. Once you notice the motion blur, you start looking for it all the time, and it becomes aggravating. I've noticed it on regular high def. shows as well sometimes. Now that Samsung has a new 46" DLP out (HL-S4676S, I'm going to give it a try since I'm still in my 30-day period from the retailer. If you aren't a discerning tv watcher, you may not even notice it, but I do. Other than that, I love the TV.
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