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-52W4100 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.
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: The KDL-52W4100 utilizes the Motionflow 120 Hz
with Full HD high frame rate capability, which doubles the amount of frames from
60 per second to 120 fps, by using real-time calculation of every single frame
of video to create entire new frames of information. The result is smoother,
natural motion reproduction. You can choose between three settings: High,
Standard, or Off.
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-52W4100 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.
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
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
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
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
- 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
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
- 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.
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 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 or PC inputs while the sub
window comes from a TV channel from the VHF/UHF/Cable input.
Favorite Channel: This feature
allows you to store and quickly access your favorite analog and digital
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) 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.
Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR wireless remote
control (RM-YD023). The remote is designed for TV operation only, unless used
with Bravia Sync AV components connected by HDMI.
Tabletop Stand:The display comes supplied with a
tabletop pedestal stand already attached to the TV. The
television weighs 84 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 71 lbs without the stand.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
KDL-52W4100 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.
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
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.
DMex/Service Port: This USB
port is for service use only unless you are connecting the optional Bravia DMex