The Sony Bravia KDL-40W5810 is a full-HD LCD TV with exceptional dynamic contrast ratios and free HD channels.
Equipped with a 40 inch diagonal screen, the Bravia KDL-40W5810U delivers 1080 pixel resolution for the highest quality HD viewing. Contrast between black and light is handled by the 100000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which allows viewers to distinguish images even when the scenes are filmed in low light.
Image enhancement is provided by features like Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE), Light Sensor, Intelligent Picture and Bravia Engine 3. The 24p True Cinema technology allows you to watch movies at the 24 fps speed intended by the director, and when the Theatre Mode is turned on the rendition is even more true to the original.
No cables or boxes are needed to watch Freeview HD television as the Sony KDL-40W5810 has its own integrated tuner capable of receiving freesat TV and radio channels. Choose from 140 channels including favourites like BBC, Channel 4 and ITV all free of charge.
You can connect to practically any external device using the set’s array of input and output sockets. The high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) inputs allow you to hook up any HD digital device including Blu-ray Disc Player, and game consoles like X-Box 360 and Playstation 3.
You can hook up your personal computer using the PC input and view image and video files blown up on the wide LCD TV screen. Any Sony device like the Handycam camcorder and the Blu-ray Disc Player can be controlled using only the Bravia TV remote control through Bravia Sync technology. There are also ports for USB 2.0, Analogue Audio, Scart, DLNA Ethernet, composite video, component and other inputs/outputs.
Sony has also equipped the Bravia KDL-40W5810 with AppliCast, a new technology that lets you use internet based applications while watching television and without requiring you to turn on your computer. The “How to use AppliCast” guide, Calendar, and Analogue Clock widgets are available right from the set, while the World Clock, Alarm, Calculator and Picture Frame Online widgets are accessed by connecting to the internet.
Dolby Digital Audio (10W with digital amplifer) is enhanced by S-Force Front Surround that gives 3d surround sound similar to that found in cinemas using only the set’s integrated speakers. You will not hear sudden spikes or drops in volume between programming and commercials due to the Sony’s Steady Sound technology.
There’s nothing to dislike about the black finish and attractive styling of this LCD television. And the panel comes with a swivel stand for easy 20 degree adjustment to the left or right. The Eco Settings technology, including a Light Sensor that detects light conditions and adjusts the screen’s brightness levels accordingly, allows you to save money and the environment while enjoying this television.
Sony has really done it again with the Sony Bravia KDL-40W5810U – the image and sound quality, cinematic experience, connectivity, styling and other features make this LCD television a great bet for value and enjoyment.