Inputs and Outputs Notes
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
KDL-40Z4100 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.
10-Bit Processor And Panel: Sony combines 10-bit processing
with a 10-bit panel, allowing 64 times the levels of color expression. What that
translates to is smoother transitions from color to color and subtle color
changes faithfully reproduced without a paint-by-numbers look.
Bravia Engine Technology: The latest version of Sony's
respected Bravia Engine fully digital video processor uses a collection of
unique Sony algorithms to significantly reduce noise and produce sharp, vibrant,
life-like images. Bravia Engine technology optimizes the color, contrast, detail
and clarity of every scene for the exceptional performance. The television
offers the following Bravia Engine features.
- Dynamic Noise Reduction: Intelligently identifies and
dramatically reduces noise in the signal according to the motion and
brightness of each scene for clearer, crisper images.
- Detail Enhancement: Improved image enhancement
algorithms render greater overall detail.
- Contrast Enhancement: Works with the Advanced Contrast
Enhancer circuit to optimize the contrast for every scene to create better
depth and reality.
Motionflow 120Hz Technology: Motionflow 120Hz technology
doubles the number of existing frames by calculating in real time and inserting
60 entirely new frames between the original 60 frames. It uses a special
Sony-developed algorithm that detects specific objects, as well as the movement
of the overall scene and intelligently applies the right amount of enhancement.
Unlike some other high frame rate technologies, Motionflow 120 also includes
Sony's unique Image Blur Reduction algorithm, which reduces blur from the
original source image captured by a camera before applying motion enhancement
technology. Motionflow 120Hz technology uses special Sony algorithms designed to
intelligently detect and apply the right amount of enhancement to reduce jitter
and deliver a smoother, sharper picture with more natural motion of the original
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Part of the cinematic
drama in film-making comes from details found in shadows and dark areas of the
picture. 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. 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 3,000:1. A Dynamic
Contrast Ratio of up to 30,000:1 is achieved by using real-time image processing
to adjust the contrast along with optimizing backlight levels.
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.
DMex (Digital Module Extender) Ready: Sony's Digital Media Extender (DMex) ready
televisions offer a digital connection path for the addition of optional Sony
modules like the new BRAVIA Internet Video Link (DMX-NV1, sold separately). With
innovative DMex expansion capabilities featuring the Emmy award winning XMB user
interface, the KDL-40Z4100 is not merely a TV, but a powerful entertainment
platform that not only meets your needs today, but expands easily to meet
tomorrow's needs as well.
Digital Media Port: Sony's Digital Media Port connection allows the
use of an optional Digital Media Port adapter such as the TDM-NW1 to connect
digital devices directly to select Bravia HDTVs. By using these optional Sony
adapter, the television can show photos and videos or play the music stored in
select Sony Walkman, iPOD, PC, mobile phones and other digital devices. Your
personal digital device even recharges while connected via the optional
USB Port: The TV offers easy access to JPEG photos and MP3 music files
stored on a Sony digital camera connected via USB interface or Sony Micro Vault
USB flash drives through its side-panel High Speed USB type-A port. Photos can be
viewed as a Slideshow with or without music or in an Thumbnail view with up to
60 images at one time. Photos can also be rotated 180-degrees. Music files can
be played repeatedly or in a random order. You can also view factory preset
visual effects during MP3 audio playback.
Note: Sony does not guarantee or assure the USB functionality on
this TV in the following cases - Use of non-Sony brand USB equipment, Use of
video or audio clips process on a computer, Use of files obtained from the
Internet or from a printed film processing center.
DLNA Capability: DLNA stands for the Digital Living Network Alliance,
an Industry Standard Networking Capability supported by leading companies in the
consumer electronics industry that allows DLNA compliant products to work with
one another. This TV is a DLNA Certified digital media photo player that can
display JPEG photo content from your DLNA Certified networked computer. Using
the television's rear-panel Ethernet port, a DLNA-enabled PC can be accessed
from the comfort of your living room or family room via the KDL-40Z4100, where
you can enjoy photos stored on your PC with friends and family, without having
to view them on your computer.
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 on the XMB
- Camcorder transport control
- 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
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, Pitch, Horizontal and Vertical Position and Wide
Mode of picture.
TV Guide: You can use the
Sony LCD TV's on-screen TV Guide to find the show that you want to watch. The TV
Guide allows you to search for shows by program categories and by keyword. The
TV Guide provides up to two days of TV programming information. The TV Guide is
available with cable service (without a cable box) or over-the-air antenna.
P&P Feature: The TV comes features P&P (picture and picture) to allow you to view two
pictures simultaneously. P&P provides two windows side by
side with A/V inputs and TV channels. The main window can be from the
Video, Component, HDMI, DMPORT, or PC inputs while the sub
window comes from a TV channel from the VHF/UHF/Cable input.
Xross Media Bar (XMB) Interface: Sony's award-winning Xross Media Bar provides a
logical and fast way to access set up menus, user controls, and more. The
on-screen display comes to life by pushing the XMB menu button on the remote.
Navigation through the menus is smooth and fast.
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
- Custom: allows you to
store your preferred settings for Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color,
Hue, Color Temperature, Sharpness, Noise and MPEG Noise Reduction
- For Photo:
- Vivid: enhances picture
contrast and sharpness
- Standard: displays a
standard picture for typical viewing environments
- Original: images resemble the printed pictures from your photo
- Custom: allows you to store your preferred settings for
Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Color Temperature, and Sharpness
- For PC:
- 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
- Black Corrector: enhances black
areas of the picture for stronger contrast
- Advanced Contrast Enhancer: automatically optimizes the backlight and contrast
- Gamma: adjusts
the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture
- Clear White: emphasizes
white and light colors
- Color Space: selects the range of color reproduction from Wide or
- Live Color: makes colors
more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones
- White Balance: adjust the
color temperature color by color
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
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
- 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
- H Stretch: enlarges the picture horizontally to fill the
screen when the original source is 16:9; it is also useful for HD
channels with 4:3 content
- Zoom: Enlarges the
picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally
- Auto Wide: Automatically
changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Screen Settings: The Sony
LCD TV offers the following screen adjustments.
- Screen Position: you
can adjust both the vertical and horizontal positioning of the picture on
- Vertical Size: adjust
the vertical size of a standard-definition picture
- Display Area:
- Full Pixel: displays the picture for 1080, 1080p or 1080/24p sources in its original
- Normal: displays
the picture in its original size
- -1/-2: enlarges
the picture to hide the edges of the picture
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.
Video/Photo Optimizer: This features sets the television's picture
settings to optimize the image quality of video (moving pictures) or photo
(still image) content. This feature is only available for 1080i/p (excluding
1080/24p) content connected to the component or HDMI input.
this feature, you can manage your preferred TV
channels, External Inputs, Photo content, Music content and Background TV themes
for easy access.
Background TV: Background TV displays images of current video on your
TV that are similar to a screen saver. Background TV is available from the
Cable/Antenna, Composite and DMPORT inputs.
Freeze Function: Press this
button once to display a frozen image of the current program in a window on the
screen. Press again to show only frozen image on the TV screen. Press again to
return to the program.
Jump Function: This feature
allows you to jump back and forth between two channels. The TV alternates
between the current channel and the last channel that was selected.
This feature allows you to assign labels such as station call letter to the
channel numbers. You can use up to seven characters.
Input Label: Each of the television's inputs (except PC/DMPORT) can be labeled with names (DVD,
Cable Box, Satellite, BD, VCR, Receiver, DVR, Game, Camcorder or PC) instead of
video 1, video 2, video 3, etc.
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 Captions can be
customized. You can select Text-type, Character-size, Character-style,
Character-color, Character-opacity, Edge-type, Edge-color, Background-color and
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
- Treble, Bass, Balance: You can
individually set the treble, bass, and balance settings as desired.
- S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front
surrounds provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just
two front speakers. When turned off, the normal stereo or mono reception
- Sound Booster: Sound Booster provides
a fuller sound with greater depth and width by emphasizing the high and low
frequency sounds. You can select High or Low for the amount of boost you
- Voice Zoom: Adjusts the clarity of
human voices by emphasizing or softening vocals.
- 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.
Parental Control: You can
select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are
available (Child, Youth, and Y. Adult) or the limitation can be customized to
specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit
Channel Block: This feature allows you to block channels
regardless of program ratings.
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.
Power Saving: This feature
reduces the power consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's
screen. This also enhances the black level of the television. You can select
from Low, High, Off and Picture Off.
PC Power Management: This feature automatically places the television
in Standby mode when there is not signal input for more than 30 seconds.
Illuminated Wireless Remote
Control: The TV comes supplied with an illuminated IR wireless remote
control (RM-YD024). The remote control can be programmed to operate other
equipment and is pre-programmed to operate the following Sony Equipment: DVD
Player, A/V Receiver, and Digital Satellite Box.
Tabletop Stand: The display comes supplied with a tabletop
pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The tabletop
pedestal stand features a separate cover plate which snaps into place to hide
mounting screws. The television weighs 48 lbs with the stand attached.
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 40 lbs without the stand.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
KDL-40Z4100 features four HDMI
inputs (3 Rear/1 Side). The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. One 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.
Note: The HDMI input
will accept 1080/24p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
PC Input (RGB): A 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.
Analog Audio Outputs: These stereo RCA audio jacks allow you to
listen to the TV's audio through your stereo system. In the menu you can set the
output to Fixed (volume controlled by the receiver/amplifier) or Variable
(volume controlled by the TV's remote control) operation.
Note: You must
turn the TV speakers off in the menu in order for the audio outs to function.
Digital Audio Output: Optical
digital output that connect to the optical digital input of your digital audio
equipment that is PCM/Dolby Digital compatible. Dolby Digital Audio signal from
the HDMI input will be output as PCM.
DMPort: This proprietary port connect to device via a Digital Media
Port interface and displays photos or plays videos and music directly onto the
LAN Port: RJ-45 Ethernet port connects to local area network using an
optional Ethernet cable. You can use this connection to connect to a network and
receive software updates from the Internet.
DMex/Service Port: This rear-panel USB port is for service
use only unless you are connecting the optional Bravia DMex external module.
Side Panel AV Inputs: For
convenience, there is an A/V input on the left side panel of the TV.
Included are stereo RCA inputs and a composite video input, as well as an HDMI
Side Panel USB Port: High Speed USB type-A port to connect Sony USB
equipment to access photo files and music files.