Sony's New Flat-Panel Display Wins Digital Entertainment Triathlon With Gaming, TV and DVD

Fast, Wide, Versatile and Ultra-Bright Display Looks Cool, Too


Bringing together speed for DVD playback, connectivity for watching TV and even HDTV, along with vivid sound and brightness for an intense gaming experience, Sony's new Personal Entertainment Display (PED) SDM-V72W is an ideal centerpiece for digital diversions.

The PED's 17-inch (17.1 viewable) wide, liquid-crystal display allows for toggling between multiple pieces of equipment including game consoles, camcorders, digital cameras, DVD players, and PCs all at the touch of a button or a remote control.

"Experiencing a digital lifestyle with so many devices and limited connectivity can be frustrating," said Stan Glasgow, vice president of display marketing for Sony Electronics. "So we created a multi-functional flat-panel display that maximizes the experience, while solving the problem of having to choose between favorite functions, and instead lets you choose all your favorites all the time."

Inputs Galore

The SDM-V72W model is the first of what will be a series of Sony PEDs. It is both Macintosh® and PC compatible, and can handle up to four external devices.

Satisfying the need for immediate gratification, the display allows users to send e-mail, switch to play a game, pause that, watch a DVD, and then go back again. The PED comes with a credit card-sized remote control that can switch what's being viewed from up to 20 feet away. Or, if another Sony remote is in the house, that too can control the display.

Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Available in either high-gloss black or metallic gray, the PED improves the look of any room. The display's wide-aspect ratio(i) allows full-screen viewing of 16:9 HDTV and DVD content. Armed with SRS WOW™ technology speakers, superb surround sound and bass response rounds out the personal entertainment experience.

The PED features 16.2 million colors for outstanding color representation and a 22-millisecond response time ideal for gamers or movie buffs who want clear, fast motion video that's free of trailing and ghost movements. Users who want to share their viewing experience will enjoy the versatile 150-degree horizontal and 120-degree vertical viewing angle range. The wide screen format, along with a 500:1 contrast ratio and 450cd/m(2) luminance, intensifies the display experience to a lifelike level. The PED also includes a headphone jack for increased privacy.

Personal Preferences

The unit weighs about 13 pounds and is wall-mountable. The PED has two adjustment modes -- wide screen and picture -- with five choices under each option for a full range of viewer preferences. For example, the picture can be adjusted through choices such as hue, sharpness and contrast. Additionally, the image under the wide mode can be scaled and positioned according to the input signal and personal preference. In fact, any image can be adjusted for the best fit in the display's wide screen format.

Pricing and Availability

The new SDM-V72W PED is available for about $1,000 and ships today to retail outlets nationwide. It can also be purchased online at . More information is available online at .

  (i) Not all computer video graphic cards will support the 1280 x 768 wide
      aspect resolution, and use with some models or graphics boards may
      require updated drivers to enable the optimum 1280 x 768 resolution.

For further information please contact: John Dolak of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-2905,; or Yona Kweskin of Burson-Marsteller, +1-858-646-3026,, for Sony Electronics Inc.


SOURCE: Sony Electronics Inc.

CONTACT: John Dolak of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-2905,; or Yona Kweskin of Burson-Marsteller, +1-858-646-3026,, for Sony Electronics Inc.

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