About the Sony KV-40XBR800
Sony's amazing 40" Wega XBR is the largest direct-view TV you can buy and definitely one of the finest. Its screen is 56% bigger than a 32"! More than any other TV we've seen, the KV-40XBR800 delivers big-screen impact and direct-view clarity. There's no need to dim the lights or close the drapes, which is sometimes necessary for optimum viewing with projection TVs. This Sony's big, bright picture simply overpowers the effects of room lights or daylight afternoon ballgames are as striking as movies at night.
Sony's Hi-Scan TVs are among the most flexible around when it comes to A/V connections. The KV-40XBR800 offers a total of 7 A/V inputs, including two "wide-bandwidth" component video inputs. Use one of these inputs to hook up a separate HDTV tuner and experience for yourself the breathtaking color, detail, and dimensionality of HDTV. This Sony is compatible with both 1080i and 720p HDTV signals (720p is converted to 1080i a big advantage, as many TVs must downconvert 720p to 480p). Use the other wide-bandwidth input to connect and enjoy maximum performance from a progressive-scan or standard DVD player. A DVI digital video input is also included for greater compatibility with more of the new and upcoming HDTV tuners especially tuners that receive satellite and/or cable HDTV signals.
While over 98% of U.S. households now have access to at least one over-the-air digital TV signal, most of us will continue to watch regular analog material for a while, too. Sony's solution is to combine a standard 4:3 aspect ratio screen with their ingenious 16:9 Enhanced viewing mode. 16:9 Enhanced mode engages automatically when the TV senses a widescreen source HDTV broadcasts and "anamorphic" DVDs are displayed in a 16:9 window. This approach preserves maximum picture detail on widescreen formats because all of the TV's scanning lines are concentrated in the 16:9 window and none are wasted on the non-usable portion of the screen (the black bars above and below the picture area).
Each year, Sony's Digital Reality Creation (DRC) digital upconversion circuitry has gotten a little better at enhancing picture quality and reducing the visibility of horizontal scan lines. It's a way to bridge the gap between conventional analog video signals and HDTV. DRC has always done a superb job with DVD. Now their latest version, DRC Multifunction V1, gives you better results than ever with lower-quality signals like cable TV and VHS tapes. You can fine-tune the level of DRC picture enhancement to match your personal preference and the quality of the input source, storing your own custom settings for easy adjustment. It's one of the best new features on this XBR!
If you own a Sony Memory Stick® digital camera, you'll love the fact that the KV-40XBR800 has a front-panel Memory Stick slot to let you easily view your digital photos on an eye-popping 40" screen much closer to life-size than a computer monitor!
- Hi-Scan HDTV monitor (compatible with HDTV/SDTV formats when connected to a separate HDTV tuner and displays them at 1080i or 480p)
- 4:3 screen aspect ratio
- auto/manual 16:9 Enhanced viewing mode for HDTV and anamorphic DVDs
- adjustable DRC MultiFunction V1 (upconverts NTSC sources to 960i or 480p)
- CineMotion 3-2 pulldown processing
- HD Detailer wideband video amplifier
- 10-bit 3D digital comb filter
- SRS TruSurround 3D audio processing
- 181-channel NTSC tuner
- 2-tuner PIP (adjustable split-screen)
- flip/joystick multibrand remote with glow-in-the-dark keys
- video input labeling
- 7 A/V inputs, including:
- 4 composite video (3 rear, 1 front)
- 3 S-video (2 rear, 1 front)
- 2 rear-panel HD-compatible component video
(accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
- 1 rear-panel DVI digital video input with HDCP copy protection
- 2 RF inputs for antenna/cable
- Memory Stick playback (JPEG)
- 30 watts total (7.5 x 2, plus 15 for subwoofer)
- 43-1/8"W x 33"H x 26-1/8"D
- warranty: 2 years
Large Item Special Shipping: Because of its large size, the KV-40XBR800 will be delivered and placed in any accessible room in your home. Delivery is available to physical addresses in the lower 48 states. (Sorry, no P.O. Boxes or freight forwarders.) Transit time is 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. In-home delivery is FREE for this model. Extra charges may apply for delivery after business hours or on a weekend, or if the TV must be carried up more than 5 flights of stairs.
Note: Free return shipping not available with this model.
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Features & specs
|Picture in Picture||2 Tuner|
|Audio Output Power||7.5 x 2/15 x 1|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Type of Warranty Service||---|
|Footprint Width (inches)||---|
|Footprint Depth (inches)||---|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Side Panel Composite Inputs||---|
|Side Panel Component Video Inputs||---|
|Rear Composite Video Inputs||3|
|Rear Component Video Inputs||2|
|Total Video Inputs||7|
Flat Screen: Sony's flat glass panel delivers images that are virtually distortion free and helps to eliminate screen glare.
Hi-Scan 1080i Display (HDTV Receiver Compatible): Two component video inputs allow you to connect an optional HDTV receiver or a source with component video outputs. This television is capable of receiving 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i digital TV formats.
CineMotion 3/2 Pulldown Processing: This function provides an optimized display by automatically detecting film content and applying a reverse 3/2 pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and more natural-looking.
16:9 Enhanced Mode (V-Compression): This set uses a special technique that gives you maximum picture quality when using anamorphic sources, such as some DVDs. When using an anamorphic source, the height of each scanning line is compressed for 33% better resolution, giving you the benefit of all 480 scanning lines. This mode can be set manually or automatically.
Digital Reality Creation Multifunction V1: Unlike conventional line doublers, the DRC Multifunction feature replaces the signal's NTSC waveform with the near-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. The DRC Palette option lets you customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) to create up to three custom palettes.
HD Detailer Wideband Video Amplifier: All televisions have a video amplifier, the device that takes the original video source and "amplifies" it to deliver a useable signal to your television screen. The bandwidth rating of a video amplifier determines the amount of detail that can be displayed on a television. Sony's HD Detailer wideband video amplifier delivers great detail on even the finest images by getting the most out of high-bandwidth sources, such as the 1080i signal available from some set-top boxes and satellite feeds.
10-bit 3D Digital Comb Filter: Sony's 10-bit 3D digital comb filter analyzes picture information horizontally, vertically and over time. You will get high resolution under most picture conditions. 10-bit signal processing renders superb gray-scale gradation, resulting in superior picture detail.
ClearEdge VM Velocity Modulation Scanning: This system separates the object and its background, producing clearer edges, better picture depth and improved overall picture quality. You can select High, Medium, Low, or Off.
Dynamic Focus Circuitry: This Dynamic Focus Circuitry adjusts the picture during each scanning line for consistent corner-to-corner sharpness.
Dynamic Picture Processor: The Dynamic Picture Processor maintains image detail in the very bright and dark areas of each scene.Twin View: Using the Multi-Image Driver, Twin View allows you to watch two programs side-by-side with the ability to zoom in on one picture and listen to the program in the selected window. You can watch pictures from two different sources (1080i, 720p, 480p, or 480i) simultaneously. Note: Only the left Twin View window can display 1080i, 720p, and 480p sources.
Favorite Channel Preview: This feature allows you to preview up to 8 favorite channels without leaving the current channel.
Scrolling Channel Index System: The system splits the screen into one main picture and four smaller pictures that automatically scroll through all the available channels.
Freeze Function: This function allows you to temporarily capture a program's picture. The TV switches to Twin View mode and displays the "frozen" picture on the right, while the current program continues on the left. This function only works in normal view mode; if you are in Twin View mode already, it will not work.
Video Mode: You can select Vivid, Standard, Movie, or Pro. The Vivid setting enhances picture contrast and sharpness. The Standard setting displays a standard picture for normal viewing environments. The Movie setting displays a finely detailed picture for low light environments. The Pro setting displays a picture with minimum enhancements.
Steady Sound: This feature stabilizes the volume level, preventing unwanted blasts of sound during commercials.
Sound Effects: To enhance the sound, you can select TruSurround, which adds a three-dimensional sound to stereo programs, or Simulated, which adds a surround-like effect to mono-channel programs. The sound effects can be turned off.
Parental Control: V-Chip technology allows you to block unsuitable programming for younger viewers. Blocked programs are protected by a 4-digit password.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes.
Timers: This unit has two timers that can be set by day, time, duration, and channel.
Memory Stick Playback (JPEG): This television has a front-panel Memory Stick slot to let you easily view your JPEG images. You can choose from an index of the images stored on the Memory Stick, or you can run a slideshow of those images. You can also customize the features of the slideshow by selecting the length of time that each image is displayed, toggling the display of file information, and rotating each image. Note: The TV's Memory Stick viewer is compatible with Memory Sticks up to and including 128MB. It is not compatible with Memory Sticks that exceed 128MB.
Flip/Joystick Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other brands of A/V components, including VCRs, satellite receivers, cable boxes, DVD players, and Laserdisc players. Several controls are located under a lid that covers the top half of the remote. A joystick allows you to move the on-screen selector, making menu navigation simple and efficient. The jump, enter, volume, channel, and numeric keypad buttons glow in the dark (blue).
Front Panel (under lid):
- Video 2 Input: stereo RCA jacks, RCA composite video jack and S-video jack
- Memory Stick Slot
- Video 1 Input: stereo RCA jacks, RCA composite video jack and S-video jack
- Video 3 Input: stereo RCA jacks, RCA composite video jack and S-video jack
- Video 4 Input: stereo RCA jacks and RCA composite video jack
- Video 5 HD/DVD Input: stereo RCA jacks and component video jacks (Y/Pb/Pr); component video jacks accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i input signals
- Video 6 HD/DVD Input: stereo RCA jacks and component video jacks (Y/Pb/Pr); component video jacks accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i input signals
- Video 7 DVI/HDTV Input: stereo RCA jacks and DVI HDTV terminal; this terminal can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The DVI-HDTV input terminal is compliant with the EIA-861 standard and is not intended for use with personal computers.
- Monitor Out: stereo RCA jacks and RCA composite video jack
- Audio Output: stereo RCA jacks that can be set to fixed or variable
- Aux Coax Input: female RF coax input
- VHF/UHF Coax Input: female RF coax input
- To Converter Coax Output: female RF coax output
- Control S: mono mini-jack input and output
The Sony KV-40XBR800 replaces these items
- Hi-Scan HDTV monitor (tuner required for HD reception)
- DRC upconversion with CineMotion 3-2 pulldown processing
- FD Trinitron® tube with Wega® flat screen