Sony KDL-46Z5100 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on February 7th, 2009
Sony KDL-46Z5100 Review: 40″ LCD TV
Up for review: Sony KDL-46Z5100. The new Sony Z series KDL-46Z5100 LCD also incorporates the Internet-enabled Yahoo “widget” technology just like the newly launched XBR9 series of the current year. Sony incorporated the latest technology so that viewers can personalize their TV watching experience by adding on-screen applications that provide live weather reports, financial news, stock ticker updates, Yahoo! Video, Flickr images, and many more other such content. Slated to be available in spring 2009, the price of this Z series model is yet to be announced.
Embedded with Full HD 1080p native resolution (the highest currently available in market), the new Sony KDL-46Z5100 is very likely to produce superb image quality. Though color contrast and aspect ratio info is not available in the specification yet, the latest Motionflow technology empowered by a whopping 240Hz refresh rate, the new KDL-46Z5100 is expected to produce sharper and crisper picture quality. Unlike the LED-backlit XBR8 series, this new Z series model includes a much advanced fluorescent backlight technology, which means video-processing performance is most likely to be enhanced.
The new Sony KDL-46Z5100 LCD HDTV also has 24p True Cinema technology, which means now movies can be enjoyed in its true 24 frames per second. Although this LCD lacks the Internet-powered TV Guide feature, but with an improved XMB Menu Interface, users can easily access the interactive features.
Sony KDL-46Z5100 Features and Specifications Review:
• 46 inch LCD HDTV
• 1080p resolution
• 240Hz refresh rate
• Bravia Engine 3
• Bravia Sync
• Yahoo! Widgets
• 24p True Cinema
• 4 HDMI inputs
• PC input
• Improved XMB Menu Interface
• Bravia Link including Sony Bravia Wireless Link
• Bravia DVD Link
• 1 year limited warranty
Empowered by Sony’s latest Bravia Engine 3 technology, this Z series model has lots of advanced features especially in connectivity aspect. The Sony KDL-46Z5100 has 4 HDMI inputs and an additional PC input. So there should be plenty of connectivity options with external sources. Aside from widgets technology, the new 46” KDL-46Z5100 has compatibility with Sony’s Bravia Internet Video Link and improved DLNA capability, which means, streaming video and music from networked PCs is easy.
With narrow bezels and a thin cabinet depth, the Bravia Z series KDL-46Z5100 shows off a great design and the 46” screen is perfect for mid to large sized room décor. With a stylish look and embedded with latest advanced technology, the new Sony KDL-46Z5100 is expected to get a strong response from consumers upon its availability in the market.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony KDL-46Z5100 8/10 stars!