Sony Develops Higher Resolution FD Trinitron WEGA TVs For Premium CRT Picture Performance

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The Trinitron® XBR® television legacy carries on as Sony Electronics today announced two new XBR series widescreen FD Trinitron WEGA® models with advanced picture technologies for reproducing the highest quality picture resolution ever on a CRT-based television.

The two new Hi-Scan 1080i™ models, the KV-34XBR910 and KV-30XBR910, incorporate a proprietary Super Fine Pitch CRT, optimized for displaying high definition video content when paired with a HD receiver, recreating unparalleled picture images.

“The best got even better. Sony’s legacy of television innovation continues, with the new XBR models, offering breathtaking picture clarity never before seen on a CRT television,” said Tim Baxter, senior vice president of marketing for Sony Electronics’ Visual Network Products Division. “Sony has incorporated its most advanced picture technologies in the new models for discerning home theater enthusiasts seeking an optimized high-definition picture display. These new models will set a new standard in picture performance in the CRT television category and raise the already legendary status of XBR TVs to a new level.”

Super Fine Pitch CRT

Created especially for displaying high resolution pictures like high-definition broadcast, the new Super Fine Pitch CRT features the proprietary Super Fine Pitch Aperture Grill with 65 percent increased number of vertical “slits,” which improve image resolution, for crisp, brilliant, highest picture quality reproduction from corner to corner.

Together with a new electron gun and high intensity luminescent phosphor, the Super Fine Pitch CRT delivers exceptional picture performance. The improvement is immediately noticeable, with no visible vertical lines on the screen and higher resolution to all corners.

Powerful Convenience Features

Expanding upon last year’s Memory Stick® media functionality, the new KV-34XBR910 includes MPEG1 file playback, in addition to viewing JPEG images. Viewers can now watch their favorite video files recorded onto the Memory Stick media directly on the new widescreen set1.

For the best digital connection, the KV-34-XBR910 incorporates a Digital Visual Interface (DVI-HDTV) connection that enables copy-protected, high-definition video content to be delivered to the unit from a DVI/HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compatible set-top box, such as Sony’s new SAT-HD200 HD/DIRECTV receiver.

In addition, the new model features an Anti-Reflective Coating screen that minimizes glare for an even more enjoyable home theater experience.

Sony Breaks Ground In The Widescreen Category

Responding to an increased demand for widescreen Hi-Scan® television sets, the KV-30XBR910 represents Sony’s first widescreen XBR model in the 30-inch screen size. Incorporating all the enhanced performance technologies and convenience features found in the KV-34XBR910, the new 30-inch model also incorporates the Super Fine Pitch CRT, delivering outstanding picture quality from corner to corner.

The KV-34XBR910 and KV30XBR910 WEGA TVs will be available in July for about $2,800 and $2,200, respectively.

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