Sony are releasing a whole bunch of new HDTVs for 2008 to the U.S market as well as the European. The new Sony V4500 series is headed for the European market, and consists of three LCD HDTV sizes, 26-inch, 32-inch, and 37-inch.
Prices are yet unknown on the Sony Bravia V4500 models but we would believe them to be well priced in the sweet spot of the market. The previous V3000 models were very popular, and the new V4500 should have many great features and a lower price point than the new W4000 series.
All three model sizes feature a WXGA (1360 x 768 pixel) LCD screen with a high 178 degree viewing angle. The 26-inch Sony KDL26V4500 and 32-inch KDL32V4500 feature a 33,000 contrast ratio, while the largest 37-inch KDL37V4500 is not stated. These high contrast ratio along with the new and improved Bravia Engine 2 will provide impressive colours and clarity.
Other features of the Sony V4500 is 24p for true 24fps playback rates, built in HD tuner (DVB-T / DVB-C), Bravia Sync and a special “Picture Frame Mode” for displaying pre-set, or your own photos (via a USB port) turning your HDTV into a large photo viewer, while the set is not in use (if desired).
Connections include three HDMI 1.3 inputs, 2x Scart, and a PC VGA input.
Expect to see the V4500′s around September this year.
Sony V4500 Series
KDL-37V4500 | 37-Inch
KDL-32V4500 | 32-Inch
KDL-26V4500 | 26-Inch