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The W-series by Sony is part of their high end lineup of LCD televisions.

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Pros

Small bezel/frame

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Handles 60p content through both HDMI and component inputs

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4 HDMI inputs

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Has a 120 Hz processer that doubles images per second and reduces image bluring

2 agree
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Cons

Has a sparkle problem, when viewing content sparkles randomly happen, big problem, Sony says it's normal

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No DLNA support

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Doesn't handle motion well, blurs

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It's a Sony

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8 bit panel

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Picture is soft

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No wide color gamut CCFL

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The W-series by Sony is part of their high end lineup of LCD televisions. Last year's W-series offerings came under the W3000 label, with 2008's following the W4100 naming convention. These TVs come below the premium level Z-series and feature most of the same standard high-end display technology such as 1080p native resolution and 120Hz frequency, but lack the advanced connectivity options in their more expensive siblings. Just below the W-series is the V-series which removes the 120Hz mode for smooth display of fast motion.

Specs
  • 1080p native resolution
  • 120Hz mode
  • USB port for accessing digital content
  • thin bezel, and "ultra-thin" cabinet depth
  • Inputs: 4xHDMI 1.3, 2xComponent, Composite
Z-Series and W-Series features

120Hz - to handle fast motion found in action movies, video games and sports the television's refresh rate is doubled from the usual 60Hz to 120Hz. This results in smoother motion and reduces the image artifacting known as judder.

24p True Cinema - movie's are filmed at 24 frames per second, traditional televisions display their images at 60Hz meaning the movie information needs to be converted. With the 120Hz mode, which is a direct multiple of 24, no conversion is necessary meaning you get the source exactly as it was filmed. 24p content comes primarily from Blu-Ray video.

Z-Series, W-Series, and V-Series features

60p and 24p support - these sets can accept Blu-Ray content that is delivered at 24 frames per second with a progressive picture. They also accept a progressive signal that is delivered at 60 frames per second, this is most common in video games. Both the HDMI and Component video inputs can handle these signals.

Bravia Sync - control the other components in your home theater system, such as your A/V receiver and DVD player, directly from the TV. The other components must be Bravia sync compatible.

USB port - view pictures and audio stored on a USB mass storage device.

Features found on all 2008 Sony LCD TVs

Digital Media Extender - this is a proprietary port that acts as a central gateway for future add-ons to be installe to expand the functionality of the TV. The first add-on available is the Bravia Internet Link module that lets you view video content from the Internet. Sony claims future add-ons will be available with more features.

Models
  • KDL-40W4100 - 40" screen | April 2008
  • KDL-46W4100 - 46" screen | April 2008
  • KDL-52W4100 - 52" screen | April 2008
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Captain Obvious
05/22/2012 03:34

I've had this tv for more than two years, I have never seen a sparkle. Are you by chance watching twilight?

Ready2Mosh
07/11/2008 01:57

If you like a TV that has random sparkles that pop up while watching a TV show, this is the TV for you. What a joke, Sony says that this issue is normal, the problem is it isn't normal and shouldn't be accepted either. Everyone knows how they handled the smearing issue on the xbr4s right? They didn't fix it and left everyone with a defective TV.

You have to ask yourself, do you want to buy a TV with a known issue that Sony acknowledges as normal? NO WAY JOSE!!!

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