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Sony - BRAVIA / 32" Class / 1080p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV
Model: KDL-32S5100

2009 Price Range - About $650

This flat-panel LCD HDTV features 1080p technology for brilliant high-definition images. 3 HDMI inputs provide easy integration into your home theater system.

What's Included

* Sony BRAVIA / 32" Class / 1080p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV
* Tabletop stand
* Remote
* Owner's manual

Product Features

* Built-in HDTV tuner
Add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming.
* 31-1/2" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner
* 1080p display Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible for a high-definition source.
* 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio With CineMotion reverse 3:2 pulldown technology and 24p True Cinema mode delivers accurate reproduction of film-based sources for a cinema-style entertainment experience.
* BRAVIA Engine 2 full digital video processor Reduces video noise, improves color and sharpens the over image detail.
* Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) Uses real-time image processing to adjust the contrast ratio.
* LightSensor technology Monitors ambient room lighting conditions and adjusts the backlit intensity accordingly.
* 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3000:1 native contrast ratio)
* 3D comb filter Brings out fine picture detail and enhances color purity.
* 20W speaker system with SRS TruSurround XT Along with Dolby Digital and SteadySound automatic volume control delivers a lush soundscape.
* Ultraslim (3-3/5") design and VESA compatible Ideal for wall mounting (with optional mounting kit, not included).
* USB 2.0 port For quick connection of a digital camera or other USB device.
* 3 HDMI inputs Provide an uncompressed all-digital audio, video link for the highest-quality connection and they support copy-protected HD broadcast content.
* PC video input Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.

* Inputs
Include 5 analog audio (2 side, 3 rear), 2 component video (rear), 3 HDMI (2 side, 1 rear), 1 PC, 1 RF connection (rear) and 1 S-video (side).

* Outputs
Include 1 audio (rear) and 1 optical digital audio (rear).

* V-Chip parental controls Let you block programming above a set rating to keep children from being exposed to undesirable material.
* BRAVIA Sync technology Allows access and control of multiple BRAVIA Sync-compatible components with single-button operation.
* ENERGY STAR qualified Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
* Useful additional features Include BRAVIA Link, trilingual (English, French, Spanish) on-screen menus, channel block, channel surf, clock, sleep timer and more.



# Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year
# Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year
# Product Height 23" with stand (21-1/8" without)
# Product Width 31-1/2"
# Product Weight 28.9 lbs. with stand (26.3 lbs. without)
# Product Depth 9" with stand (3-5/8" without)
# TV Type LCD Flat-Panel
# Screen Size Class 32"
# Screen Size 31-1/2"
# Aspect Ratio 16:9
# Display Type Flat-panel LCD
# Built-In_DVR No
# Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
# Vertical Resolution 1080p
# Contrast Ratio 3,000:1 native
# Comb Filter 3D digital
# Media Card Slot No
# USB Port Yes
# HDMI Inputs 3
# DVI Inputs No
# S-Video Inputs 1
# Component Video Inputs 2
# Composite Inputs 2
# PC Inputs 1
# RF Antenna Input 1
# Audio Outputs 2
# Watts/Channel 10
# Speakers 2
# Language Options English, French, Spanish
# V-Chip Yes
# Sleep/Alarm Timer Sleep timer, yes; alarm, no
# Channel Labeling Yes
# Remote Control Type Standard
# ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
# Screen Refresh Rate 60Hz


Where to buy Sony HDTVs:

• Best Buy Stores
• Target Stores
• Sears Stores

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Great picture/easy menu/too simple/excellent remote
Audio is defective on many sets. Distortion is excessive. "Sony is aware of this problem. They will fix it for you but the wait period is 2 months! When you power-up, the sound bar indicator on-the-screen between levels 1-3 will produce continious distotrtion. You will always hear it unless you pass the sound level beyond 4 and above which the audio is loud enough as to where the distortion isn't heard. Sony failed to do a 5.1 sound set-up and the JACKPACK on the back only has one HDMI input which of course goes to the DVD player. Sony does add two more HDMI jacks on the side for camcorder and camera if you don't mind wires showing on the side. In any event, these defects are shy of a recall. Avoid units made up to July 2009.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?: No

The Best 1080p Tv out there for the price!
Fantastic True 1080p Picture, at a great price
Bad sound, needs a firmware upgrade out of the box to enjoy the full picture quality

"The Sony KDL-32S5100 is a fantastic TV, I own 3 1080p tv's, 2 of which are top of the line Sony (46in) and Samsung (40in) and this TV's picture quality is very much comparable to both top end lines. This is the perfect Tv for a bedroom or a living room. It is easily the best TV out there for the price. The only downfall is the Tv has a problem with the auto contrast out of the box, even when you set it to off it does an annoying auto contrast on dark scenes that can be very distracting, and ruin the overall blu ray and video game experiance. Sony has addressed this issue with a simple firmware upgrade that can be found on Sony's site, after installing this upgrade the TVs contrast is fantastic and the picture really pops with fantastic colors, superb depth and amazing detail. I highly recommend this TV to all blu ray owners, and video game owners!"

Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes

Great Picture and ease of set up
Needs firmware update but that wasn't bad
So far I'm really impressed with this TV. The picture and sound are great and set up was quite easy. I had bought an Insignia 720p but I took it back because the picture was so bad. I bought this Sony 1080p and I've been very pleased. Another reviewer mentioned the firmware upgrade so we logged onto the Sony site, downloaded the update to a flash drive and then plugged it into the back of the tv. It took about 10 mins. Honestly, we didn't notice a problem with the picture but since the firmware upgrade was out there we decided to download to be safe. Nice tv and very nice HD picture.

Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes

Great Picture, Clear and Defined sound
This hdtv is well worth the price.
The picture is excellent.The color, brightness, contrast, etc, are all excellent. The sound is amazing. It is not muffled, it is very clear. The sound system within the tv has, somewhat, of a surround sound effect. Overall, this tv is top of the line. I have had other hdtv's before, so I have a good idea of what is good and what isn't as far as hdtv's go.

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