I think its time for the V4100 to get its own thread for discussion as its one of the first series of the 2008 line up.DESCRIPTION
his is HD done the Sony way. The 40" KDL-40V4100 flat panel HDTV brings 1080p picture quality home with amazing, Sony-exclusive features like the XMB (Xross Media Bar®) with 3D graphics, DMex capability so you can add functionality to your TV, and picture quality technologies like ACE (Advanced Contrast Enhancer) and BRAVIA Engine 2™ that make images come alive. Add to that a sophisticated, piano black design and 24p capability for getting the most out of Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD movies, and you have a television that exceeds your expectations. There are also four HDMI™ inputs and three other HD-capable connections, so there is ample room for expansion.
Full HD 1080p
It’s a high definition world and the best high definition resolution this brave new world offers is 1080p; that’s why Sony has more Full HD 1080p HDTVs than ever before. Full HD 1080p means our connections accept 1080p signals and the display will render that signal in Full HD 1080p. The flexibility of native 1920 x 1080 displays allows any high definition content to be viewed without the need to downconvert images to the native resolution of the display. Take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc™ players and PlayStation®3 systems that can deliver 1080p content.
Sony’s Digital Media Extender (DMex) offers a digital connection path for optional modules like the BRAVIA Internet Video Link, as well as other modules you can add in the future. Innovative DMex expansion capabilities integrate into the award-winning XMB™ user interface making HDTVs a powerful entertainment platform that not only meets current needs, but expands to meet tomorrow’s needs as well.
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)
Part of the cinematic drama in film-making comes from details found in shadows and dark areas of the picture. Sony’s Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) uses real-time image processing to dynamically adjust backlight levels for improved contrast without masking details the filmmaker intended you to see. ACE delivers deep blacks in darker scenes, as well as fine details in shadows and other dark areas of the picture for a difference you can truly see.
BRAVIA® Engine™ Technology
The latest version of Sony’s respected BRAVIA Engine fully digital video processor uses a collection of unique SONY algorithms to significantly reduce noise and produce sharp, vibrant, life-like images... Dynamic Noise Reduction: Intelligently identifies and dramatically reduces noise in the signal according to the motion and brightness of each scene for clearer, crisper images. Detail Enhancement: Improved image enhancement algorithms render greater overall detail. Contrast Enhancement: Works with the Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit to optimize the contrast for every scene to create better depth and reality. BRAVIA Engine technology optimizes the color, contrast, detail and clarity of every scene for the exceptional performance that BRAVIA HDTVs are known for.
Delivering a fun user experience is what the new rich graphics are designed to do. Accessing video content and sharing digital photos with your family and friends on an HDTV is now fast, easy and fun. Colorful thumbnails cascade before your eyes allowing you to visually choose what you want to see. Viewing digital images through Sony’s photo viewer is now more organized and can be quickly accessed.
TV Guide® On-Screen Interactive Program Guide
The TV Guide On-screen IPG delivers continually updated program listings to users. The guide requires no subscription fees or phone connection and is available at no extra cost to the consumer. Sony is the first company to integrate the TV Guide On-Screen User Interface into a custom interface — Sony's exclusive Xross Media Bar™ user interface.
BRAVIA® Sync Technology
Allows the access and control multiple tasks and system operations with one button ease. BRAVIA Sync is the name for a new family of control features that not only includes BRAVIA Theatre Sync, but will now include BRAVIA Sync. This feature allows the user to control a CEC-enabled camcorder connected to a BRAVIA HDTV via an HDMI cable by using the HDTV’s remote control and an on-screen display that shows camcorder transport functions.
24p True Cinema
Movies and many prime time TV programs are captured at 24 frames per second (24p). Sony’s Blu-ray Disc™ players wisely take advantage of this by including 24p output capability allowing a compatible connection with BRAVIA® HDTVs that have this capability. The benefit– You can watch movies in natural, cinematic motion, the way they are seen at the cinema. Every single frame of the movie can now be seen without using additional video processing that converts film-based images to video reproduction.FULL SPECS
40" (measured diagonally)
Acceptable Video Signals
480/60i, 480/60p, 720p, 1080/60i, 1080/24p (HDMI™ only), 1080/60p (HDMI™ / Component)
DMeX Seamless Upgradeable
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
On-screen Contrast Ratio
24p True Cinema
MPEG Noise Reduction
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) Technology
3D Comb Filter
CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology
Steady Sound® Automatic Volume Control
Auto Mute (on no signal)
RF Connection Input(s)
Composite Video Input(s)
3 (1 Side/2 Rear)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr
HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total)
4 (1 Side/3 Rear)
PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini)
Analog Audio Input(s) (Total)
6 (1 Side/5 Rear)
Digital Audio Output(s)
Optical Digital Output - 1 (Rear)
HDMI™ PC Input Format Support
Yes (for PC Input Only)
Auto CC on Mute
HDMI™ CEC Menu Button
PAP (Picture & Picture)
PC Input PIP (Picture in Picture)
TV Guide On Screen
Edit Channel Labels
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Power Save Mode
Picture Off, Yes
Multiple Language Display
English, Spanish, French
Energy Star® Compliant
VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible
1 year parts / 1 year labor
51 lbs. (23kg) with pedestal; 45 lbs. (20kg) without pedestal
38.9 x 27 x 11 in (986 x 684 x 279mm) with pedestal; 38.9 x 25.5 x 4.4 in (986 x 646 x 110mm) without pedestal