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The KDL-22L5000 is the 22" model of the BRAVIA L5000 Series, which is Sony's entry level line of TVs introduced in 2009.

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picture is sharp and crisp with good brightness ideal for a well lit room

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good range of connections that allow it to work with most devices

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setup is simple enough not to need instructions

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controls are simple enough that there is no real learning curve at all

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anti-glare coating does a great job avoiding reflections

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small enough to sit on a kitchen counter and often fit under the cabinet out of the way

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priced a bit higher than average for a display of this size

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The KDL-22L5000 is the 22" model of the BRAVIA L5000 Series, which is Sony's entry level line of TVs introduced in 2009.  It's the only line of 2009 TVs from Sony that feature a 720p native resolution and Sony intends for them to be used as a second TV in the kitchen or bedroom, or as a low-cost replacement for an aging CRT. Compared to the previous year's model this line is the successor to the L4000 Series but is more comparable to the M4000 series and adds some higher end features such as 24p support, Bravia Engine 2 and BRAVIA Link ready.

  • 720p native resolution (1366x768)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 8000:1
  • 22" Screen
  • 24p True Cinema
  • BRAVIA Engine 2
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • BRAVIA Link Ready
  • ATSC & NTSC Tuner with QAM
  • Inputs: VGA, 2 x Component, 3 x HDMI, S-Video, 1 x PC (six HD inputs)
  • Energy Star 3.0 Qualified

This is Sony's image processing engine that handles the incoming video signals and processes them to modify and enhance the picture. This processing attempts to adjust colors, define lines, and in general improve the look of the TV. The 2008 entry-level televisions contained the first generation BRAVIA Engine, while the BE2 was limited to the high end sets. For 2009 the entry-level gets the BE2, while the high-end sets use BRAVIA Engine 3.


This is Sony's proprietary interface port where people can attach specific BRAVIA accessories to enhance the capabilities of the television such as the Sony Internet Link Module, or Sony Wireless Module. Again, this BRAVIA link was limited to the mid and high-end range Sony lines in 2008, but is now available on the entry level 2009 line. The 2009 high-end sets retain the BRAVIA Link, but also have the specific Internet Module integrated into the television itself.

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