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This television is the 26" model of the BRAVIA L5000 Series, which is Sony's entry level line of TVs introduced in 2009.

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Produces deep black levels for an entry level television

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Three HDMI and two component video inputs

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Cons

Costs a little more then other entry level competitors

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This television is the 26" 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.

Specifications
  • 720p native resolution (1366x768)
  • 26" screen
  • BRAVIA Engine 2
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • BRAVIA Link Ready
  • Inputs: VGA, Component, HDMI, S-Video (six HD inputs)
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BRAVIA Engine

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.

BRAVIA Link

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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