Memory Stick Slot
Inputs and Outputs Notes
SXRD is a refined version of LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) display
technology. SXRD employs three Silicon X-tal Reflective Display panels, which
aid in the response time of image changes and movement. SXRD delivers high-level
resolution, greater contrast ratio, faster response speed and film-like
reproduction compared to other conventional devices.
HDTV: The KDS-R50XBR1 has a
built-in ATSC tuner that will receive over-the-air and cable High Definition
signals without the need for a separate DTV set-top box. With its HD-compatible
component video and HDMI inputs, the TV can also display programs in High
Definition from high-end DVD players and set-top boxes. In addition, the TV also
includes an NTSC tuner for analog broadcasts, and is CableCARD ready.
CableCARD: CableCARD provides
cable subscribers with access to digitally encrypted cable channels without the
need for a separate set-top box. With CableCARD, you can receive both standard
definition and high definition programming. The CableCARD, provided by the cable
TV company, inserts into the TV's rear panel CableCARD slot.
Native Resolution: The KDS-R50XBR1 has three high-definition SXRD image panels, each with 1920 x 1080 pixels. Each panel has 2 million pixels, so there is no loss of detail. SXRD preserves every pixel of the source, and brings the full 1080 lines to the screen without interlacing, displaying the signal at 1080p. The resulting picture has incredible clarity and a smooth, filmlike quality.
WEGA Engine System: Sony's
Proprietary WEGA Engine System delivers superb picture quality from any video
source by minimizing the signal deterioration caused by digital to analog
conversion and stabilizing the signal processing. This engine features 3 key
technologies engineered and designed by Sony:
- Composite Component Processor
(CCP-X): The first step in the digital processing system is the
Composite Component Processor (CCP-X), which enhances the input
signal-to-noise ratio by chroma decoder digital processing.
- DRC (Digital Reality
Creation)-MF V2: Unlike conventional line doublers, the DRC
Multifunction feature replaces the signal's NTSC waveform with the near-HD
equivalent by digital mapping processing. The DRC Palette option lets you
customize the level of detail (Reality) and smoothness (Clarity) to create
up to three custom palettes.
- IFP (Image Format Processor):
The Digital Texture Enhancer function of this chip provides the optimal
contrast by utilizing a wide dynamic range. This chip also reduces signal
noise while maintaining image sharpness.
This advanced iris shutter opens and closes automatically according to the
incoming signal level. This results in brighter whites and better overall
contrast in dark scenes.
DRC Modes: You can choose from
the following DRC advanced video options to create a high-resolution picture
with 4x density for high quality sources:
- Mode 1:
recommended for moving pictures
- Mode 2: recommended for
still images and text
- CineMotion: provides an
optimized display by automatically detecting film content and applying a
reverse 3-2 pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and more
BN Smoother: To reduce noise
caused by the digital video encoding and decoding process, you can activate the
BN Smoother feature. It is especially effective for watching a DVD or digital TV
picture. You can select High, Medium, Low, or Off.
Note: This feature is
not available for 480p, 720p, or 1080i sources, or when using Twin View,
Freeze, or Memory Stick.
Advanced Video Settings: In
addition to the DRC Modes, DRC Palette, and the BN Smoother, the Advanced Video
Settings menu also features the following:
Corrector: makes the colors more vivid; you can select High, Low, or Off
- DTE: enhances the texture
of the picture; you can select High, Medium, Low, or Off
- Clear White: emphasizes
the white colors; you can select On or Off
- Detail Enhancer: sharpens
picture definition; you can select High, Medium, Low, or Off
- Black Corrector: enhances
the black colors and gives the picture strong contrast; you can select High,
Medium, Low, or Off
- Gamma Corrector: adjusts
the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture; you can select
High, Medium, Low, or Off
- White Balance: allows you
to adjust the white color intensity by changing the red, green, and blue
S-master Full Digital Amplifier:
The built-in S-master Full Digital Amplifier delivers superb clear dialog
and reproduces the original sound quality while minimizing any sound
fragmentation or jitter noise. The amplifier delivers 15 watts per channel to
the left and right speakers.
Optical Engine: The Sony
optical engine provides a high-resolution picture from corner to corner across
the entire screen. It also renders an image with high-brightness utilizing a
120W UHP (Ultra High Pressure) Lamp (Model XL-5100) that you can easily replace.
Note: No lamp life
information is provided.
Program Guide: This TV is
equipped to show program information if it is available from the station. The
Program Guide lets you review program information, and select both analog and
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 simultaneously.
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.
Favorite Channel Preview: This
feature allows you to preview up to 16 favorite channels without leaving the
current channel. The preview is shown in the upper right corner with the
favorite channel list shown below, while the current channel appears in the left
3/4 of the screen.
Video Mode: You can select
Vivid, Standard, or Pro. The Vivid setting enhances picture contrast and
sharpness. The Standard setting displays a standard picture for normal viewing
environments. The Pro setting displays a picture with minimum enhancements. You
can set a Video mode independently for each video input.
Wide Screen Modes:
You can select a default screen mode to use for 4:3 sources. While watching a
channel, you can use the Wide Mode button to cycle through the wide screen
modes. If the 4:3 Default is set to anything but Off, the wide screen mode
setting changes only for the current channel. When you change channels, the wide
mode is automatically replaced with the 4:3 Default setting. You can choose from
the following screen wide screen mode options:
- Wide Zoom: enlarges the
center portion of the picture and stretches the left and right edges to fill
- Normal: returns the 4:3
picture to normal mode with side bars to fill the screen
- Full: enlarges the 4:3
picture horizontally only to fill the wide screen
- Zoom: enlarges the 4:3
picture horizontally and vertically to an equal aspect ratio that fills the
Power Saving: You can view the
picture with reduced power consumption by selecting the Power Saving mode. The
picture becomes darker, but the black level is enhanced. To view the picture
without the benefit of Power Saving, you can select "Standard" mode.
Steady Sound: This
feature stabilizes the volume level, preventing unwanted blasts of sound during
Surround Effects: To enhance
the sound, you can select one of three surround effect modes:
- Virtual Dolby: for
surround sound effects for Dolby Surround-encoded programs only
- TruSurround: adds a
three-dimensional sound to stereo programs
- Simulated: adds a
surround-like effect to mono-channel programs.
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.
Optional TV Stand: The TV can
be mounted on the optional Sony SU-GW12 stand (item # 158SUGW12).
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick Viewer: This
television has a front-panel Memory Stick slot that is compatible with JPEG
images taken with Sony digital still cameras and MPEG1 movies taken with Sony
digital cameras and camcorders. The slot will accept Memory Stick Duo and Memory
Stick PRO Duo without having to use a Memory Stick Duo adapter. The Memory Stick
viewer is compatible with Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO (up to 1GB), Memory
Stick Duo and PRO Duo (up to 1GB), and Memory Stick with Memory Select function.
Memory Stick Index: The Memory
Stick Index displays up to 15 thumbnail images of the files stored on a Memory
Stick. You can individually highlight and display any image in the Index.
Viewing Still Images: When
viewing a still image, you can rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise or
counterclockwise. In addition, you can zoom in and out and pan
up/down/left/right to view a portion of the picture.
Playing Movies: When viewing a
movie on a Memory Stick, you can enlarge the movie window for easier viewing.
During playback, you can pause the movie or move to the previous or next movie
on the Memory Stick.
Slide Show: You can view JPEG
images or MPEG1 movies in a Slide Show. During Slide Show playback, you can
choose one of the following interval speeds: Fast (3 seconds), Medium (6
seconds), Slow (12 seconds), or Manual Advance. If you desire to have music
playing during the slide show, you can start playing back a built-in MP3 file of
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 DVD players, laserdisc players, VCRs,
cable boxes, and satellite receivers.
Inputs and Outputs
HDMI Inputs: The TV features
two HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) inputs that provide an
uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface between the TV and any
HDMI-equipped device, such as a DTV set-top box, DVD player or A/V receiver.
HDMI supports enhanced or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital
audio. You can also connect a DVI-equipped device to the TV via an HDMI-DVI
adapter cable. Since a DVI connection does not output audio, you will also need
to connect an audio cable from the DVI-equipped device to the TV. One of the two
HDMI inputs has an audio input.
i.LINK: The TV has three i.LINK
inputs, one on the front panel and two on the rear-panel, allowing the display
to be used with compatible i.LINK-equipped A/V components.
Note: These terminals
are not intended for use with personal computers.
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
Audio Out: The TV has a
rear-panel audio output, which consists of left and right RCA audio jacks. Using
the menu, you can choose Fixed or Variable audio output. The audio jacks are
only operable when the TV's built-in speakers are turned off.
Optical Output: You can use the
TV's optical digital audio output to connect a Dolby Digital/PCM-compatible
digital audio device, such as an audio amplifier.
Control S: Control S allows you
to control the TV and other Sony equipment with one remote control. There are
two Control S connections; both 3.5mm mini-jacks, one in and one out.