Those of you with elephantine memories may recall that a few weeks ago we told you about the arrival in the US of a bunch of full 1,920 x 1,080-resolution Bravia LCD TVs from Sony. Now we can thankfully report that you no longer have to pop to America with a very large suitcase to secure yourself a little ‘Full HD’ Bravia action.
For Sony has finally got round to unleashing on the UK the KDL-46X2000: a 1,920 x 1,080 46in Bravia TV complete with all the bells and whistles that have made Sony’s latest lower-resolution models such a treat.
Of course, when we say bells and whistles, we don’t actually mean bells and whistles. We’re actually talking about stuff like Sony’s cunningly named new WCG-CCFL backlight system for delivering a wider and more natural colour range, and an S-PVA panel that lets you watch the picture from a much wider viewing angle than you’d normally get away with.
The 46X2000 also enjoys a digital tuner so you can watch all those fuzzy standard definition Freeview pictures on your glorious 1080-line screen. Perhaps more pertinent to its likely target audience though, are a couple of HDMI jacks able to take 720p, 1080i and that other HD format du jour, 1080p.
Coping with the extra native resolution has required Sony to deliver a special 1,920 x 1,080 tweak to its new Bravia Engine image processing system – and so we find the 46X2000 being the first Bravia LCD in the UK to have Bravia Engine EX processing. Exciting, huh?
If you happen to have £4,000 burning a hole in your pocket, a 46X2000 could be yours right away. Or if you fancy something a bit bigger – and why wouldn’t you? - we gather a 52in version of this set is due to arrive around October time. Finally, if you’re really good and promise to keep visiting TrustedReviews every chance you get, we might even get round to reviewing a 46X2000 for you at some point. Keep em peeled, as they say…