Sony introduced seven high-definition BRAVIA models including five with integrated ATSC digital tuners at CES 2003 in Las Vegas. These new modes range in size from 26 inches to 46 inches and the new S-series BRAVIA models also feature a new one chip digital processor for improved picture quality.
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.