The new S-Series models - the 46-inch KDL-46S2000, the 40-inch KDL-40S2000, the 32-inch KDL-32S2000, and the 26-inch KDL-26S2000 - include an integrated ATSC digital tuner and feature 1,366 x 768 screen resolution. Sony's new one chip, full digital processor found in these new models reduces "block noise" around letters, such as on-screen graphics and subtitles and enhances contrast, producing crisp and vivid images. The chip also automatically adjusts greens and blues for truer and brighter colors.
The S-series incorporates Sony's panel made by S-LCD, which provides wider viewing angles, a faster response time and a high contrast ratio. The sets also offer flexible connectivity with HDMI, two component, three composite and a PC input. A space-saving bottom speaker design, two 10-watt speakers with SRS Tru Surround XT™ and VESA compliant mounting holes round out the S-series package.
Also new to the BRAVIA LCD line is the 40-inch KLV-40U100M and the 32-inch KLV-32U100M HD monitors. Designed to receive HD and standard TV signals via set top boxes (cable or satellite), these models provide exceptional value and performance.
The 1,366 x 768 resolution monitors feature a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a 3D Y/C comb filter and ample inputs including HDMI, component, two composite and a PC input. Additionally, the models are equipped with a new simple remote with direct input keys and feature two 10 watt bottom speakers with SRS WOW/BBE. The KLV-40U100M and KLV-32U100M both feature VESA compliant mounting holes.
The new KDL-40S2000, KDL-32S2000, KDL-26S2000 will be available in March for about $3,000, $2,000 and $1,500, respectively. The KDL-46S2000 will be available in May for about $4,500 while the KLV-40U100M and KLV-32U100M will be available in March and February, for about $2,800 and $1,700 respectively.