HCFL (Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) Backlight: The Sony Bravia
KDL-52VE5 features a high-efficiency HCFL backlight that provides optimum
brightness and reduces power consumption up to 50 percent versus ENERGY STAR 3.0
requirements. In fact, this set consumes approximately only 95 watts, which is
as little as an incandescent light bulb.
NTSC/ATSC/QAM Tuners: The TV is
equipped with an analog NTSC tuner, a digital ATSC/8VSB tuner, and a digital QAM
tuner for receiving unscrambled digital cable channels. It is not CableCARD
compatible. You do not need to connect an external HDTV set-top box in order to
receive High-Definition programming.
Native Resolution: The
Sony Bravia KDL-52VE5 has a full HD native resolution of 1920 x 1080 with over 2 million
pixels (more than twice the pixels of 720p HDTV). The TV's four HDMI inputs can
accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 1080/24p signals, and the two component video
inputs can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals. All video signals from standard definition and high
definition are upconverted to 1080p.
4 HDMI Inputs: The
KDL-52VE5 features four HDMI
inputs (1 Rear/3 Side). The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. The HDMI input
will accept 1080/24p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The
rear HDMI input also has
left and right RCA audio jacks. With an HDMI-to-DVI cable, you can
connect the TV to a DVI-equipped A/V component. When connecting to a
DVI-equipped component, the RCA audio inputs are used and separate RCA audio
cable must be connected.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second
(fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p. Seizing on an
opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high
definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes
advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television
producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
2 Component Video Inputs: The two
rear-panel component video inputs that will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
Component Video 1 can also be used as a composite video input for 480i video
Bravia Engine 2 Fully Digital Video Processor: The Bravia Engine 2
fully digital video processor uses a collection of unique Sony technologies to
significantly reduce noise, enhance overall image detail, and optimize contrast
so every scene produces sharp, vibrant, life-like images and color.
Motionflow 120Hz Technology: Motionflow 120HZ technology doubles the
frame rate to help remove judder in film sources, HD content, and broadcast
movies and primetime programming, creating smoother, more fluid motion that
delivers a natural and realistic viewing experience.
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) With Dynamic Backlight Control:
Sony's Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) uses real-time image processing to
dynamically adjust backlight levels for improved contrast without masking
details the filmmaker intended you to see. This powerful combination of features
adjusts the brightness of the backlight both to optimize image quality and
reduce power consumption. It works in real time, controlling bright outdoor
images and dark interior shots scene by scene for better video quality and a
reduction in power use. Part of the cinematic
drama in film-making comes from details found in shadows and dark areas of the
picture. ACE delivers deep blacks in darker
scenes, as well as fine details in shadows and other dark areas of the picture
for a difference you can truly see. Sony's Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)
builds on the TV's excellent on-contrast ratio performance of 4,500:1. A Dynamic
Contrast Ratio of up to 100,000:1 is achieved by using real-time image processing
to adjust the contrast along with optimizing backlight levels.
Screen Modes: You can choose
from the following Screen Modes:
- 4:3 Default:
- Wide Zoom: Enlarges
the center portion of the 4:3 picture proportionately, while the left
and right edges of the screen are stretched to fill the screen
- Normal: Displays the
4:3 picture in its original size with black bars at the left and right
sides to fill the screen (available for 480i or 480p sources)
- Full: Stretches the
entire 4:3 picture horizontally only to fill the screen
- Zoom: Enlarges the
entire 4:3 picture proportionately to fill the screen (useful for
watching Letterbox movies)
- 16:9 Wide Mode:
- Wide Zoom: Enlarges
the picture to fill the screen with minimal distortion
- Normal: Displays a 4:3
picture in its original aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3
- Full: Displays the
picture at its original size
- Zoom: Enlarges the
picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally
- Full Pixel: Display the picture in its native resolution for
720p, 1080i, and 1080p formats only (excluding Cable/Antenna input)
- Auto Wide: Automatically
changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Screen Settings: The Sony LCD TV offers the following screen
- Vertical Center:
Allows you to move the position of the picture up and down.
- Vertical/Horizontal Size:
Adjusts the vertical and/or horizontal size of the picture.
- Phase: Adjusts to fine
tune overall sharpness of picture.
Picture Mode: You can select
one of the following picture modes:
- For Video:
- Vivid: enhances picture
contrast and sharpness
- Standard: displays a
standard picture for typical viewing environments
- Cinema: used to view
film-base content; suitable for viewing in a theater-like environment
allows you to store your preferred settings for Backlight, Picture,
Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness, Noise Reduction.
- Video: enhances the video shown on the screen
- Text: enhances the text shown on the screen
Advanced Video Settings: In
addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the
- Gamma: adjusts
the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture
- Clear White: emphasizes
white and light colors
- Live Color: makes colors
more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones
- White Balance: adjust the
color temperature color by color
CineMotion 3/2 Pulldown Processing: This function optimizes the display by automatically detecting film content and applying a reverse 3-2 pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and
Game Mode: This mode optimizes the enjoyment of fast paced
video games where response time is important.
Picture Adjustment Lock: This function prevents the television's
Picture Settings from being changed.
Sound Settings: The Sound Settings menu
allow you to make the following adjustments:
- Sound Mode: You can customize the
bass and treble or use one of the two preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: enhances both treble and
- Standard: suitable for spoken
- Clear Voice: suitable for spoken dialogue
- Custom: allows you to customize sound settings (Bass, Treble
- TruSurround XT: Produces a realistic surround sound experience
using only the television's built-in speakers.
- Steady Sound: Steady Sound equalizes
volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and
- Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume
level of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
Analog Audio Outputs (Fixed): These stereo RCA audio jacks on the
rear-panel of the television allow you to
listen to the TV's audio through your stereo system.
Digital Audio Output:
The rear-panel Optical digital output connects to the optical digital input of
your digital audio equipment. The optical digital jack on this TV outputs PCM
audio, regardless of the input signal. It does not ouptut a Dolby Digital bitstream.
USB Port: The Sony TV offer
easy access to JPEG photos stored on a connected USB mass storage memory device.
The USB type-A port is located on the side TV panel. The television supports
photo resolutions from 16 x 16 to 8192 x 8192 pixels. You can view your still
images one at a time, in a thumbnail view, or as a slide show (with music). You
can also rotate images.
PC Compatible: The television
can be used as a monitor for your PC through the TV's RGB HD-15 input or HDMI
input. The TV supports the following PC resolutions - VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA
and HDTV. You can adjust Phase, Vertical Position and Wide
Mode of the picture.
PC Input (RGB): A side-panel 15-pin HD15
jack allows you to connect your personal computer to the display. There is also
a corresponding stereo mini-jack (3.5mm) for the computer's audio signal.
Favorite Menu: The Favorites Menu function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite channels and video inputs.
Input/Channel Label: This feature allows you to assign labels to the television's inputs and
your favorite channels. You can create station call letters (up to seven
characters) to the channel numbers. You can assign the following labels for each input (except PC
and Cable/Antenna inputs): DVD, VCR, Blu-ray, Cable Box, Satellite, DVR,
Game, Camcorder. Or you can also select a custom seven character label for each of these inputs.
Input/Channel Block: This feature allows you to block
or inputs regardless of program ratings.
Banner: This feature allows
Closed Caption and/or channel programming information to be displayed on the TV
screen. You can choose from CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, Text1, Text2, Text3 and Text4.
Digital Channel's Closed Caption text can be customized.
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified: Sony VE-series HDTVs exceed ENERGY STAR 3.0
requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as Light
and Presence Sensor technology that adjusts backlight intensity based on room conditions, Backlight Control that adjusts backlight
intensity based on the brightness of the image on the screen, and PC Power
- Backlight Control: This feature reduces the power consumption by turning
off the backlight.
- Light Sensor: In the menu, you
can activate the automatic picture brightness control. A light sensor measures
the amount of ambient light in the room and adjusts the picture brightness level
- Presence Sensor: The
television's front-panel Presence Sensor turns off the backlight to save
energy when no motion or body heat is detected in the vicinity (80-degrees
horizontal, 30-degrees vertical, up to 9.8 ft.) after a user-set timeframe
(5, 30, o r 60 minutes). This HDTV has a Presence Sensor which
detects if you have stepped away from your TV, and automatically turns the
picture off. If after 30 minutes, the sensor still does not detect movement
in the room, the set turns off completely. The Presence Sensor
is capable of detecting vertical and horizontal movements. It may not detect
forward/backward movements to-and-from the TV set. Large movements are
easier to detect, even of someone in a relatively far distance. The
sensitivity of the sensor can vary substantially depending on ambient light
and temperature in the room.
- PC Power Management: This feature automatically places
the television in Standby mode when there is not signal input for more than
- Energy Saving Switch: The LCD TV is equipped with a new
Energy Saving Switch which reduces power consumption of the TV to zero when
you are not watching television. Turning off the Energy Saving Switch can
eliminate standby power consumption. It has the same effect as disconnecting
the TV's power AC cord from the wall outlet.
Note: If the Energy Saving Switch is turned off, the TV's timer
settings and current time will be cleared and the television's power button
or remote control power button cannot work and the TV will not turn on until
the Energy Saving Switch is turned back on.
Timers: There is one event
timer and a sleep timer built in. The event timer is set for the day, time, channel, duration
and volume. The sleep timer switches the television off
after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60,
90, or 120 minutes.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation
based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are
available (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to
specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit
password. You can also choose to block specific channels, regardless of program
Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR wireless remote
control (RM-YD028). The remote is designed for TV operation only, unless used
with Bravia Sync AV components connected by HDMI.
BRAVIA Sync: This TV is equipped with
BRAVIA Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows
communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when
they are connected via HDMI. Once the supported equipment is
connected, the following operations are available:
- Turn off the equipment
automatically when you turn off the TV.
- When the connected
equipment is turned on by One-Touch-Play, the TV will
automatically turn on and select the respective HDMI
- Automatically turn on
equipment listed under the External Inputs in the menu.
- Equipment operation such a Play, Pause, Fast
Forward, Reverse, and Stop.
- When a Sony A/V receiver
with BRAVIA Sync is connected the following
additional operations are possible:
- Turning on the A/V
receiver when the TV is turned on
switching the A/V receiver's
input to the TV
- Adjust the volume
and muting of the A/V receiver with the TV's remote
Tabletop Stand: The television comes supplied with an
attached tabletop pedestal stand. The television weighs 74.5 lbs with the stand
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The stand can be removed,
allowing you to wall-mount the TV using an optional wall-mount bracket. The TV
has 4 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing of 11-3/4" (300mm) and a
vertical spacing of 11-3.4" (300mm). The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws.
The TV weighs 64.4 lbs without the stand.