CES 2009: Sony KDL-52VE5 – 52″ Eco LCD TV

Sony KDL-52VE5 Specifications

Display: 52″ PVA (Patterned Vertical Alignment) TFT LCD with HCFL (Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) Backlight
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Frequency: 120Hz
Video Processing: BRAVIA Engine 2
Connectivity: USB, HDMI (4, 1080/24p compatible), VGA, Component, Composite, S-Video
Power Consumption: 0W (standby), exceeds Energy Star 3.0 

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Sony‘s KDL-52VE5 is the largest of three Eco LCD TV models that were introduced during CES 2009. The KDL-52VE5 sports a 52″ PVA TFT LCD, a 1920 x 1080 pixel format and has a doubled-up frequency of 120Hz to reduce motion blur. Video is processed by the company’s BRAVIA Engine 2. Sony is touting the ‘eco’ features of the KDL-52VE5 with the main one being zero power consumption when in standby mode, a world’s first according to Sony. Flip the Energy Saving Switch and the KDL-52VE5 falls into a zero-watt standby state. This is a very nice feature to have and will save owners a bunch of money over the product’s lifetime.

The HCFL backlight reduces power consumption of the KDL-52VE5 by about 40% compared to a 52″ LCD TV with a CCFL backlight. The KDL-52VE5 also has a what is called Sony’s Presence Sensor by automatically turning off the TV when no one is present around the TV after a user-set timeframe. When the Presence Sensor detects motion the TV turns itself back on instantly. An ambient light sensor is integrated to automatically adjust the backlight depending on the brightness of the room and can save energy and improve contrast. I would imagine Sony is working hard on a version with a LED backlight.

Source: Engadget

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