I have long been a fan of the Sony W series (and currently own one), and the latest Sony W4500 series looks set to impress. The Sony Bravia W4500 series comes in at just one position below Sony’s new top of the line flagship X4500 series, and offers much of the same great features at a much more attractive price. The W4500′s are designed using Sony’s “draw the line concept” for a stylish and sleek, great looking design.
The Sony W4500 consists of three Full HD / 1080p LCD HDTVs, available as the 40-inch Sony KDL-40W4500, the 46-inch KDL-46W4500, or as the very large 52-inch KDL-52W4500. Image processing and enhancement is handled by Sony’s new Bravia Engine 2 to get the very best quality from any source. With this and a high dynamic contrast ratio of 50.000:1 and live colour creation work to provide excellent colors and deep blacks.
Along with Motionflow 100Hz technology to keep images judder and motion blur free, the Sony W4500′s also feature new “IB Reduction” to further reduce motion blur by “cleaning” original frames before new frames are automatically inserted. Other features worth mentioning are; the highest HD resolution 1080p LCD screen uses a 10bit panel to produce more vivid and natural colors than most other LCD screen, 24p support for true frame rates, x.v color and an internal MPEG-4 tuner.
The Sony W4500 series also lets you enjoy much and multimedia content from other devices on your network by streaming and using the DLNA standard. The HDTV can also be used in “Photo HD mode” which enables you to view your photos directly from a USB memory stick. Inputs include 3x HDMI 1.3, component, PC VGA, Digital Media Port.