Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sony KDL-40V3000

Sony's BRAVIA HDTV line takes a major leap in picture quality with the "V-Series" models — Sony's lowest-priced flat-panels with full 1080p resolution. Most HD programs — whether broadcast, cable, or satellite — employ the 1080i format. To see all of the detail in 1080-line programs, you need a 1080p screen.

10-bit LCD panel and video processing for more accurate colors
Two key factors determining LCD picture quality are the LCD panel and the video processing circuitry. The KDL-40V3000's LCD screen has 10-bit resolution. A 10-bit panel can display 1024 levels of color gradation compared to only 256 steps for conventional 8-bit panels. And 10-bit video processing fully utilizes the panel's exceptional color resolution to show even the subtlest shadings.


  • 40" widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts ( required)
  • built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 8-millisecond pixel response time
  • 1800:1 contrast ratio (13,000:1 dynamic)
  • 178°(H) x 178°(V) viewing angle
  • 10-bit display panel & video processing for over a billion possible colors
  • BRAVIA Engine™ EX digital video processing
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) dynamic backlighting
  • wide-range fluorescent backlight for extended color range
  • 1-tuner Picture-in-Picture
  • built-in stereo speakers (11 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • BRAVIA Theatre Sync remote control networking system (HDMI-CEC)
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 7 A/V inputs, including:
    • 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 side)
    • 1 S-video
    • 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080p)
    • 2 HDMI (accepts signals up to 1080p — 60Hz, 24Hz)
  • PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • compatible with optional
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 19-1/4"W x 10-1/2"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 39"W x 25-1/4"H x 3-3/4"D (27"H x 10-1/2"D on stand)
  • weight: 56 lbs. with stand; 48 lbs. without stand

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