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BRAVIA is a Sony brand used to market its high-definition LCD televisions as well as front and rear projection TVs. The name is an acronym of "Best Resolution Audio Visual Integrated Architecture". All new Sony high-definition flat-panel LCD televisions in North America now carry the BRAVIA logo. The BRAVIA brand is also used on mobile phones, including the FOMA SO903iTV, developed by Sony Ericsson for NTT DoCoMo.[1][2] Image File history File links Bravia. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... A brand includes a name, logo, slogan, and/or design scheme associated with a product or service. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... Liquid crystal display television is, as indicated by its name, a television using LCD technology (generally TFT), as opposed to cathode ray or plasma for its visual output. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The word Foma has several meanings: Foma is a term in the fictional Bokononist religion in Kurt Vonneguts novel Cats Cradle. ... Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. ... NTT DoCoMo, Inc. ...


The name BRAVIA replaces the "LCD WEGA" brand name which Sony LCD TVs used up until Summer 2005 (early promotional photos exist of the first BRAVIA TVs still bearing the WEGA name). WEGA (pronounced vega) was a pioneering German radio manufacturer, manufacturing some of Germanys earliest radio sets. ...

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Usage and capabilities

Like other high definition television lines the various Bravia models differ in capability as well as screen size. Display capability depends on which high definition outputs are supported, and the input signal supplied to the television. Bravia televisions can display video from a variety of sources. The quality of the picture depends on the quality of the input.


The coax connector can receive regular television broadcasts, cable, and VCR/DVD output and will also receive and decode whatever high definition content is available on broadcast or cable television. Most high definition television which is broadcast is in the lower resolution high-definition formats. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Other traditional VCR/DVD outputs such as S-Video or Component video deliver the traditional television resolution that is no better than the resolution displayed by traditional television. S-Video (also known as Y/C) is a baseband analog video format offering a higher quality signal than composite video, but a lower quality than RGB and component video. ... Three cables, each with RCA plugs at both ends, are often used to carry analog component video Component video is a video signal that has been split into two or more components. ...


The HDMI input delivers the highest quality signal to the television and produces the highest quality high definition television picture, to the limits of the capabilities of the television. However, all HDMI has the HDCP content protection system built-in and this will degrade resolution of the display should the HDCP detect the presence of an unauthorized device. This limits the devices which deliver high definition TV content to those which are unable to record or otherwise duplicate protected content. The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ... HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is a specification developed by Intel Corporation to protect digital audio and video content as it travels across Digital Visual Interface (DVI) or High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections. ...


A VGA style computer connection is available, however the resolution of the video signal received from a computer may be limited to resolutions below the capability of the television depending on the capabilities of the computer's graphics card. Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a computer display standard first marketed in 1987 by IBM. VGA belongs to a family of earlier IBM video standards and largely remains backward compatible with them. ...


Purists will want to adjust the display on installation. The default configuration artificially enhances the color and contrast of the image to produce a more eye-catching, "vivid", display. This is easily done via a menu selection.


Advertising campaign

The BRAVIA brand uses the slogan "Color like.no.other.".

Screenshot of a BRAVIA advertisement
Glasgow tower block, the day after filming
Glasgow tower block, the day after filming

The launch of the BRAVIA brand was supported by an advertising campaign featuring 250,000 brightly-colored rubber balls (real, not computer-generated) bouncing down a San Francisco street. The advertisement was made by former Danish photographer Nicolai Fuglsig. Image File history File links Bravia_ad. ... Image File history File links Bravia_ad. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 220 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 220 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Following on from the original advert, Jonathan Glazer directed the second in which a Glasgow tower block was covered in 70,000 litres of paint with the help of over 1400 separate explosions. This was filmed over a 10 day period in July 2006. Jonathan Glazer Jonathan Glazer (born 1966 in London) is an English director of films, commercials and music videos. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...


Additionally, Sony recently launched a consumer education web site [1] that aims to demystify consumers' confusion surrounding high-definition technology.


Music

The "Bouncy Balls" television and cinema advertisements are accompanied by the song Heartbeats, written by Swedish duo The Knife and performed by José González. The track became very popular on radio stations in the UK after it was released by Peacefrog Records. The advert helped his debut album Veneer reach number 7 in the UK albums chart. For other uses of the term Knife, see Knife (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see José González (disambiguation). ... Peacefrog Records are an independent record label based in London, United Kingdom. ... Veneer is the debut album by the Swedish singer/songwriter José González, released in 2003 in Sweden, 25 April 2005 in the UK and on 6 September 2005 in the United States. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ...


The soundtrack used in the beginning of the backstage video, Making of Sony Bravia Commercial, is Everything Is Alright by Four Tet. Kieran Hebden spins records in the Grog Shop in Cleveland, Ohio Four Tet is the name used by Kieran Hebden for his electronic music-oriented solo efforts to differentiate from his work with post-rock band Fridge. ...


The paint explosion advert is accompanied by music from Rossini's opera La gazza ladra. Portrait Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868)[1] was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) is an opera by Gioacchino Rossini. ...


Parody

A parody of this advert was run in the UK by Tango, a brand of soft drink. The advert was filmed in Swansea, Wales, UK and featured fruit in place of bouncing balls. Tango flavours Tango is a carbonated soft drink sold primarily in the United Kingdom. ... Tango flavours Tango is a carbonated soft drink sold primarily in the United Kingdom. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ...


Circulating only throughout the internet, a video filmed by a clan features 64 players simultaneously hopping down a slope and over Humvees on the Sharqi Peninsula, a map in Battlefield 2. Instead of "BRAVIA - Color like no other" at the end of the original Bouncy Balls commercial, the clan's video read "Bunny hopping - Like no other".[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article refers to the Military HMMWV, not the civilian Hummer sold by General Motors The M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) is a military 4WD motor vehicle created by AM General. ... The Sharqi is a wind in the Middle East that comes from the south and southeast. ... In computer and video games, a level (sometimes called a stage, course, episode, round, world, map, wave, board, phase, or landscape) is a separate area in a games virtual world, in modern games typically representing a specific location such as a building or a city. ... Battlefield 2 (abbreviated as BF2) is a computer game in which players fight in a modern battlefield using modern weapon systems. ... The bunny hop is a novelty dance in the 1950s. ...


Alternate advertising

In the JDM advert, many people went to a carnival dancing in special clothes. The backround music's genre was Salsa. The term JDM Japanese domestic market (JDM) is used to describe Japans economic market for Japanese-brand goods, chiefly automobiles and parts. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Spanish Caribbean genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos. ...


Product line

BRAVIA KDL-46X2000 LCD.
BRAVIA KDL-46X2000 LCD.

The Sony Bravia product line includes the following television sets. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2800x2100, 2307 KB) Hinweis/Notice Die Originalversion des Bildes befindet sich auf www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2800x2100, 2307 KB) Hinweis/Notice Die Originalversion des Bildes befindet sich auf www. ...


Japanese models

These models are available or announced as of July 2007.

  • X2550 Series - All models support native 1080p resolution via HDMI.
KDL-52X2550
KDL-46X2550
KDL-40X2550
  • X2500 Series - All models support native 1080p resolution via HDMI.
KDL-52X2500
KDL-46X2500
KDL-40X2500
  • V2500 Series - All models support 720p resolution via HDMI but 40 & 46 models support 1080p.
KDL-46V2500
KDL-40V2500
KDL-32V2500
  • S2500 Series - All models support 720p resolution using a WXGA panel.
KDL-46S2500
KDL-40S2500
KDL-32S2500
KDL-20S2500
  • A2500 Series - All models are Rear projection TV that support true 1080p via HDMI.
KDS-60A2500
KDS-50A2500

1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ... JOHN HERMAN SUCKS FAT DICK ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... JOHN HERMAN SUCKS FAT DICK ... Wide XGA (WXGA) is a display standard that supports a max resolution of 1280 horizontal pixels by 768 vertical pixels. ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ...

Mobile phones

FOMA SO903iTV
Sony Ericsson W44S

Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. ...

Discontinued models

  • E1000 Series
KDF-50E1000
KDF-42E1000

USA models

  • KLV-S19A10
  • KLV-S26A10
  • KLV-S32A10
  • KLV-S40A10
  • KLV-V32A10
  • KLV-V40A10
  • KDL-S32A12
  • KDL-S40A12
  • KDL-V26A12
  • KDL-V32A12
  • KDL-V40A12
  • KDL-32S2000
  • KDL-32S2010
  • KDL-40S2000
  • KDL-40V2000
  • KDL-40V2500
  • KDL-40S2010
  • KDL-46S2000
  • KDL-46S2010
  • KDL-46V2500
  • KDL-46X2000
  • KDL-46XBR3
  • KDL-40XBR3
  • KDL-46XBR2
  • KDL-40XBR2
  • KDL-46V2500
  • KDL-40V2500
  • KDL-52XBR2
  • KDL-52XBR3
  • KDL-70XBR3 (Announced for Summer, 2007)
  • KDL-V32XBR1 (Carried both the Bravia and the WEGA labels)
  • KDL-V32XBR2 (Announced for September, 2006)
  • KDL-46W3000 (Announced for July, 2007)
  • KDL-46V3000 (Announced for July, 2007)
  • KDL-40W3000 (Announced for July, 2007)
  • KDL-40V3000 (Announced for July, 2007)
  • KDL-32XBR4 (Announced for June, 2007)
  • KDL-40XBR4 (Announced for August, 2007)
  • KDL-46XBR4 (Announced for August, 2007)
  • KDL-40XBR5 (Announced for August, 2007)
  • KDL-46XBR5 (Announced for August, 2007)

Accessories

In April 2007, Sony launched the Bravia TDM-IP1,[4] a docking cradle to permit playback of audio and video hosted on an Apple iPod on a Bravia model television. Apple Inc. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched in October 2001. ...


Internals

According to the licenses supplied with the Bravia (model KDL-40V2500 and presumably other models) the device runs at least partially on embedded Linux and utilizes other free software and publicly available software components. This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... Clockwise from top: The logo of the GNU Project (the GNU head), the Linux kernel mascot Tux the Penguin, and the FreeBSD daemon Free software is a term coined by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation[1] to refer to software that can be used, studied, and modified without...


GPL and LGPL software components

Source code for the above can be obtained from within Sony's web site. MontaVista Software develops systems software, development tools and Linux-based software targeting consumer electronics which includes automotive electronics, communications equipment, and television set-top boxes and other connected devices and infrastructure. ... A kernel connects the application software to the hardware of a computer. ... BusyBox is a software application which provides many standard Unix tools, much like the larger (but more capable) GNU Core Utilities. ...


Other software components

  • libjpg.so
  • OpenSSL (or portions thereof)

OpenSSL is an open source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. ...

Upgrading and maintenance

The software can be upgraded via a USB type A interface located behind a cover labeled "service only". Note: USB may also mean upper sideband in radio. ...


It appears that units manufactured through November 2005 for sale in Asia and North America contained a software bug that prevented the device from powering up/down after 1200 hours.[5] A free upgrade is available.[6]


Critical reception

CNET Reviews gave a rating of 7.7 to Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 with the following comment: CNET Networks, Inc. ...

The good: Deep blacks and detailed shadows for an LCD; three component-video inputs; slick styling.
The bad: Expensive; poor color decoding with heavy red push; only one HDMI input.
The bottom line: While not quite as good for home theater as the best plasmas, the expensive Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 puts on a pretty face and delivers an impressive picture.[7]

Trusted Reviews gave KDLS40A12U an overall rating of 8 with following verdict:

Sony has produced a great 40in high definition TV at a very attractive price. The image quality is excellent when fed with the right signal and the amount and variety of inputs is similarly impressive. Unless you’re dead set on a 1080p screen (and have very deep pockets in order to afford one), the KDLS40A12U will make an excellent companion for your HD Sky box and Blu-ray player when they arrive.[8]

References

  1. ^ FOMA Spring 2007 Gallery: SO903iTV. NTT DoCoMo. Retrieved on 2007-08-09.
  2. ^ Symbian OS phones: FOMA™ SO903iTV. Symbian. Retrieved on 2007-08-09.
  3. ^ Mine 2 Trailer. Google Videos. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  4. ^ Sony introduces Bravia TDM-IP1 iPod dock. Engadget. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  5. ^ Brandon Hill. Over 400,000 Sony Bravia TVs Found To Be Defective. Daily Tech. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  6. ^ Update My TV. Sony. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  7. ^ Philip Ryan. Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 Review. CNET Reviews. CNET. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  8. ^ Riyad Emeran. Sony Bravia KDLS40A12U Review. Trusted Reviews. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.

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External links

  • Sony Bravia - Most Recent Advert
  • Sony Bravia Advert - "Exploding Paint" Website
  • Sony Bravia Advert - "Bouncy Balls" Website
  • Sony UK Site.
  • Sony Bravia Advert - Behind the scenes
  • Sony Bravia - What’s It Mean?
  • Sony Bravia - UK Price Comparison

 
 

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