The new Sony Bravia Z / Z4100 series is a new flagship LCD HDTV from Sony, which is available in two large sizes. Both are full HD 1080p LCD HDTVs, the smaller is the 40-inch Sony KDL-40Z4100, and the larger is the 46-inch Sony KDL-46Z4100. Our attention was first grabbed by the Z4100′s in January at the CES (consumer electronics show) and it now seems that Sony are about to let these beasts out to the public next month (June 1, 2008).
Apart from their stunning brushed metal finish, or piano black gloss, and over all excellent design, the Sony Z / Z 4100 series is packed with great features which offer the very best in HD and overall image quality. The LCD screen in both the KDL-40Z4100 and KDL-46Z4100 has the highest Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is 10-bit along with 10-bit processing for improved color reproduction. Sony’s new Bravia Engine 2 delivers the very best image enhancement technology, reducing noise, enhancing colors and much more. Also featured is Motionflow 120Hz technology which doubles the number of image frames to create a more true, and judder free smooth flowing image, while retaining sharpness and reducing motion blur.
Inside the Sony Bravia Z series we find Sony’s new Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) which intelligently and dynamically enhances the contrast by using real time image processing and automatically adjusting backlight levels, leading to deeper blacks and fine details in shadows and other dark areas. Also featured is 24p support which is the best way to watch film content, as this is the frame rate films are recorded in.
Connections are very good on the Sony Z Series with 4x HDMI 1.3 inputs, 2x component, PC input, DMe, Digital Media Port and DLNA support for media sharing from your PC and network.
Sony Z Series:
- Sony KDL-40Z4100 | 46-Inch, $2,299
- Sony KDL-46Z4100 | 46-Inch, $2,799