Published on June 17th,2008 at 3:12 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

S4000 Series: Another BRAVIA HDTV from Sony

Sony continues by releasing a new BRAVIA LCD Screen…This time the new BRAVIA S4000 line-up features four TV sizes: 26″, 32″, 37″, and 40″ boasting a 1080p Full HD panel, Bravia Engine 2 signal processing technology, 24p True Cinema mode, as well as HDMI interface (3 ports), and DVB-C / DVB-T TV tuner. It also provides a dynamic contrast ratio of 22,000:1.

We have no information concerning the price and availability date at this time.

Here’s the official press release!

16th June 2008 – Now everyone can experience better-looking movies, games and TV in superb HD with the BRAVIA™ S4000 series LCD TV from Sony.

Available in four screen sizes (26-inch, 32-inch, 37-inch and 40-inch), the S4000 series is a family-focused all-rounder that teams fabulous picture quality with great looks.

The S4000 series showcases Sony’s innovative new ‘draw the LINE’ design concept. This beautifully inspired, pared-down styling philosophy enhances the total TV viewing experience without distracting from what’s on the screen. The cabinet features a deep piano black finish, with clean, understated lines complemented by gently-rounded curves. There’s also a swivel base that allows instant screen angle adjustment to suit viewers anywhere in the room.

The S4000 series delivers pristine, detail-packed images with any HD source, including Blu-ray Disc™ players, PLAYSTATION®3 or Handycam® HD camcorders by Sony. There’s also an integrated DVB-C/DVB-T tuner1 for enjoying standard definition TV broadcasts.

The largest (40-inch) screen size model features a 1080p Full HD panel. It’s complemented by latest-generation BRAVIA™ ENGINE 2 signal processing technology for pictures with breathtaking detail, contrast and true-to-life colour. Other HD Ready models (26/32/37-inch) offer superb image quality thanks to BRAVIA™ ENGINE technology. The LCD panel offers a very high dynamic contrast ratio of up to 33000:1 ensuring deep, cinema-like blacks plus sparkling highlights.

24p True Cinema™ mode (40-inch) displays movies from Blu-ray Discs™ at the correct frame rate as intended for theatrical presentation. This ensures a more authentic home cinema experience, with the action playing at exactly the right speed as the director intended.

BRAVIA™ Theatre Sync activates your complete home theatre system with a single touch of your DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ player’s ‘Play’ button. BRAVIA™ Sync (40-inch) also allows simple on-screen control of other devices like connected Handycam® camcorders using your television’s remote.

All models offer three HDMI sockets, allowing one-cable connection with a wide range of HD sources including PLAYSTATION®3, Blu-ray Disc™ players and Handycam® HD camcorders.

“The gently curved lines of the BRAVIA™ S4000 offer a fresh new take on styling that enhances any living room”, says George Damigos, General Manager, Marketing, TV Operations Europe, Sony Europe. “Looks aside, the S4000 series is a great value way for everyone to enjoy fabulous HD pictures and sound without compromising on serious features and performance.”

Environmental Information
PRODUCT: As with all BRAVIA™ TVs the S4000 series is very energy efficient. The Auto shut-off function automatically turns off the TV when there is no input signal and enters the standby state. This also happens when there is no operation during a certain period of time. The Power Consumption on Standby mode is only 0.19 watt (40-inch size). All cover/ housing parts >25g are halogen-free, as well as the printed circuit boards. The S4000 series also gives the user a choice of “home” or “shop” modes on first switch-on, with “home” mode having significantly less power consumption than “shop” mode, which is typically the only default setting (intended for very bright environments like shops).

Using an integrated light sensor, the BRAVIA™ S4000 series can automatically measure ambient lighting levels and dynamically adjust the brightness of the TV, which helps to reduce power consumption in operation.

PROCESS: To ease the requirements for recycling, all parts used in the production of the BRAVIA™ S4000 series are easily separable. Also all plastic parts >100g are made of one material or of easily separable materials. The material codes of all the plastic parts >25g are according to the international ISO Standard 11469.

For the halogen-free packaging VOC-free ink and 35% of recycled paper is used.

The instruction manual is printed on non-chlorine bleached paper with VOC-free ink.

PLANET: Sony is determined to lead the way as a responsible manufacturer. As a company we are focussing on three key areas of investment:

1. Reducing CO2 gas emissions
2. Increasing the percentage of renewable energy used in our manufacturing facilities
3. Minimising the resources used by our factories in manufacturing

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