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21. Sony KLV32M1 32" Widescreen Flat-Panel
Too low to display $135.95 list($199.99)
22. Sony ICF-SW7600GR AM/FM Shortwave
$519.00 list($649.99)
23. Sony Clie PEG-UX50 Handheld
$299.99 $274.49 list($349.95)
24. Sony MZ-RH10 Hi-MD Walkman Digital
$199.99 $194.00 list($249.95)
25. Sony MZ-RH910 Hi-MD Walkman Digital
$719.89 $575.00 list($749.99)
26. Sony SDM-HS95P/B 19" LCD Monitor
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27. Sony D-NS707F S2 Sports ATRAC
Too low to display $283.90 list($399.99)
28. Sony STR-DE897 Audio / Video Receiver,
$992.20 list($1,099.99)
29. Sony VPL-ES2 Multimedia LCD Projector
Too low to display $500.00 list($1,899.99)
30. Sony VAIO PCG-K37 15.4" Notebook
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31. Sony 256MB MEMORY STICK PRO-NEW
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32. Sony Vaio PCG-V505EX Notebook
$1,340.00 list($1,499.99)
33. Sony LF-X1 LocationFree 12.1"
Too low to display $1,749.99 list($1,999.99)
34. Sony VAIO VGN-A250 15.4" Notebook
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35. Sony KV27FS120 27" FD Trinitron
$699.99 $645.00
36. Sony SDM-HS95P/S 19" LCD Monitor
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37. Sony PremierePro SDM-P234/B 23"
Too low to display $399.00 list($599.99)
38. Sony DVP-FX701 Portable DVD Player
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39. Sony KV32FS120 32" FD Trinitron
$179.99 $158.99 list($230.00)
40. Sony CMTHPX9 Microsystem

21. Sony KLV32M1 32" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Television (Silver)
list price: $3,999.99
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Asin: B0002QWU5A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 5142
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Amazon.com Product Description

Finally, big-screen television comes with a small-scale footprint--or, with wall mounting, no footprint at all. Sony's 32-inch KLV-32M1 LCD television offers 1,366 x 768 native pixel resolution and compatibility with 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i HDTV signals. The TruSurround SRS audio processing, which simulates a surround-sound effect through the set's two 10-watt speakers. The set's widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio to match the dimension of most movies and HDTV broadcasts.

LCD screens offer a number of benefits over CRT monitors and televisions, including general ease of use, freedom from eye strain (no screen flickering or radiation emissions), quiet operation (no high-pitch "flyback" noise, an issue with CRT TVs), accurate image geometry (no curvature distortion or susceptibility to magnetic interference from, say, speakers), long screen life with no risk of image burn-in, space savings, and light weight/easy positioning.

The KLV-32M1 performs 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal, a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. Digital video mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

Sony's Digital Reality Creation Circuitry grants amazing picture resolution while proprietary Direct Digital Circuitry increases a video signal's signal-to-noise ratio before it reaches the DRC circuit, ensuring rich, natural-looking images from any source. Sony's LCD panel driver LSI improves the response time in the middle luminance range, smoothing images and minimizing motion blur caused by lags in the response time.

Connections include a direct-digital HDMI interface for use with DTV set-top boxes, a high-definition-compatible component-video input, 3 each composite- and S-video inputs, and an RF coaxial input for hookup with an older VCR, cable box, or antenna.

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a lossless, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface to link any audio/video source (such as a set-top box, DVD player, or AV receiver) with your television. HDMI supports standard-definition (SD), enhanced definition (ED), or high-definition (HD) video, plus multichannel digital audio--all using a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports up to 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements.

What's in the Box
TV, operating instructions, remote control, 2 batteries (for remote), an AC adapter and power cord, a registration card, a warranty card, a table-top pedestal. ... Read more

Features

  • High-definition-ready 32-inch LCD TV with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio; 32.9 x 23.8 x 4.3 inches (W x H x D) without stand
  • Enhancements include Sony's Digital Reality Creation and Direct Digital II Circuitry (DDC)
  • CineMotion reverse 3:2 pulldown technology removes redundant video data to display film-frame-accurate pictures from film-based content
  • HDMI direct-digital input for use with DTV set-top boxes
  • High brightness and wide viewing angles (170 x 170 degrees, H/V) ensure great images from any position

22. Sony ICF-SW7600GR AM/FM Shortwave World Band Receiver with Single Side Band Reception
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00006IS4X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 374
Average Customer Review: 4.73 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Sony ICF-SW7600GR world band receiver radio will keep you connected to FM, AM, shortwave and longwave stations with a PLL digital tuner. With single side band (SSB) reception, the radio will transmit with a minimal amount of interference. To further enhance listening pleasure, the synchronous detection will reduce fading and regular beats. You can listen to the ICF-SW7600GR via the in-body speaker or with the included headphones.

There are four options when tuning your selected radio station. With direct tuning, you input the desired frequency digits. Manual tuning allows you to change the frequency step by step. If you are unsure of what station you want, use the scan tuning option to have the radio stop at all hearable receptions. Finally, with preset tuning, you can recall a preset station with a single button press. You can store up to a hundred preset stations using Sony's My-memory tuning feature. To help you remember which station is which, this Sony radio allows you to label each station with up to six alphanumeric letters. There is also a ten-key direct access tuning function, letting you quickly access your top ten favorite stations.

If you plan on traveling with a radio, the ICF-SW7600GR is a good choice. Beyond the ability to tune into various radio bands, the ICF-SW7600GR also features a world clock feature. Simply select a city name and the radio will display that city's current time. With the dual clock function, it is easy to keep track of two time zones. The radio also has a useful turn-on and sleep timer. Choose two individual times and frequencies and the radio will turn on and tune to the selected station automatically. If you plan on listening to the radio as you fall asleep, use the sleep timer and the radio will turn off after approximately sixty minutes.

There are two options to power the radio. Either four AA batteries or purchase an optional AC adaptor.

What's in the Box
Sony ICF-SW7600GR World Band Radio, antenna, wave handbook and a ninety day warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • PLL digital tuner receives FM, MW/AM, shortwave and longwave
  • MY-memory tuning memorizes and scans up to 100 frequencies
  • Four tuning methods: direct, manual, scan and preset
  • World clock and dual clock functions; built-in timer
  • Label presets with 6 alphanumeric letters

Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
I have owned the Grundig 300 PE which stands far far from the Sony SW-7600GR. If you are into world band, or just beginning you should get the right stuff. With the YB300PE you will waste your money with poor performance. When you compare the grundig equivalent (YB 400PE) as in "Passport to World band radio" the main difference is sound quality. The grundig is much better. But I feel that what is the need of better acoustics if you can't get adequate reception. I overcome the sound issue by using headphones, it sounds greatr on it. Just the SSB option that is mainly found on expensive models is worth every penny when you need to weed out bad co-stations. Yes it is 149 versus 79 for YB300PE and 129 for YB400PE, but it is worth it. It does not come with an AC adapter but you can find one at radioshack rather inexpensively. I would definetly recommend the AN-LP1 antenna to go with it, it is the best loop for portables on the market. It will make your radio stop constantly as it finds new stations. The only drawback that it can be a bit comfusing to use at first, but with time it becomes easy. Best bang for your buck.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect starter radio
I have just recently gotten into Shortwave listening, and this radio has been perfect for me. I received a Grundig YB300 for Christmas, but upgraded to this model shortly thereafter. I have been very happy ever since.

The Sony SW7600GR has wonderful reception. I have hooked up an outdoor wire antenna also, which helps greatly with more faint reception. The built in attenuator is very handy for cutting down the signal on strong stations and can be shut off entirely for weeker station reception. I love the 100 station presets too, which is really all one needs for shortwave listening. The sound is ok, but with headphones is superb. I have also hooked the receiver up to my stereo via the line out jack, and this, too, sounds superb.

The dual clocks are handy, and I also use the radio as an alarm clock to wake up to the radio in the morning. When using this feature, the radio automatically goes into sleep mode and will shut off by itself even if you forget to do so. I have had the radio for a month and half so far and the 4 AA batteries are still going strong - very good on battery usage. I also purchased the AC adaptor, but really only use it for FM listening because it adds an internal hum to AM reception, which is the only negative.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with a introductory shortwave/AM/FM radio. It's a great value for the money.

4-0 out of 5 stars AC adapter **not included
If you order this radio, Be advised that the AC adapter is not included, if you read the discription you are lead to believe that the AC adapter is included. 1st impressions with the receiver, it appears to be fairly easy to operate, I immediately began using without referencing the manual, and was finding short wave stations almost immediately, only knock, is it is a bit overpriced.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sensitive, selective, reliable and durable radio
This is a terrific value. Very sensitive on shortwave and mediumwave (I don't use it for FM), built like a tank, good on batteries. It is conveniently small, and although its speaker won't fill a concert hall, it's an excellent speaker for its small size. Fine home and travel radio, even if that's travelling around the house or yard. The only better portable shortwave receiver out there is the Grundig Satellit 800, which costs three times as much and is the size of a tank.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Radio for the Price
This is an excellent radio for the price. I have owned it now for almost a month and have been very pleased with its performance. Reception is good, and I have been able to pick up a number of stations around the globe very easily (bear in mind this is short wave radio we are talking about, don't expect the same type of reception you get from FM!). I like the digital tuner, as I don't get the drift that I get from my other short wave with analog tuning. The size of the radio makes it easy to carry around whereever you go. An added bonus (at least in mine) was the external antenna that was included in the box. ... Read more


23. Sony Clie PEG-UX50 Handheld
list price: $649.99
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Asin: B0000AQFZ9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1806
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • A new concept in handhelds: an extremely portable personal entertainment communicator
  • 6 oz. with stylus
  • Integrated wireless LAN (802.11b) and Bluetooth interface
  • Built-in QWERTY-layout wide-pitch keyboard with backlight
  • What's in the box: Clie handheld, Charger Cradle, USB HotSync Cable, Retractable Stylus, AC Adapter,Hand Strap, Installation CD-ROM, Instruction manuals

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars Sony Clie PEG-UX50
The search for the perfect palm pilot has always been an issue. Many have features that others don't have, that making it complicated to get the perfect one. Finally, Sony has created a PDA that has every feature that anyone could ever want "The Sony Clie UX50".
This PDA has more bells and whistles than any palm powered handheld that you have seen. With its wireless Internet and its blue tooth, it is easy to connect to every type of compatible device and the cradle for charging would be the only thing needed to be connected physically to it. This PDA has crossed over into being more like a laptop.
The UX50 also has a spaced out keyboard, which makes it easy to type in all the information that needs to be typed. Also the UX50 has a swivel screen, which allows you to change the keyboard into a screen. The pda also allows for the left and right-handed user to be comfortable and also eliminating the High-resolution display not to be covered while you write.
The screen resolution (420x380) is better than any pda out. The screen will let you enjoy little movies with the memory stick pro, which goes up to a gigabyte. Also the screen will be perfect to view your pictures from the camera on the pda or other sources. This pda has hand writing recognition for those who like to write on the screen. Also it has an MP3 player and a voice recorder.
This palm powered device is surely one the greatest inventions in the land of the pda's. It almost goes into the realm of laptops. If you were to buy any palm pilot and didn't mind dishing out 650 dollars then the Sony Clie UX50 is the palm for you.

3-0 out of 5 stars Many Bells & Whistles in a small pkg, but needs improvments.
I have had an older Sony Clie for a few years. I was thoroughly impressed with that one. It served me well. I then had to replace it, and was solidly leaning toward another Sony product. The features of the UX50 series impressed me very much. But it does have some shortcommings.

Pros:
• Small size. Without a doubt, this is a great unit that fits nicely in my shirt pocket.
• Beautiful screen. It is clear and bright. It is a bit smaller than the older unit, but it is perfectly legible.
• Lots of internal memory. This means I can record a bunch of voice memo's or quick low-res pics from the built in camera w/o using a memory stick.
• Toolbar. There is a little toolbar along the side next to the silk to pull up commonly used features quickly. (like clock, speaker and memory stick media info)
• Built in Keyboard. I love it. It even has a backlight. Not too difficult to use, unlike smaller kbds on other units. The keys are slightly raised.
• Landscape working environment. The "silk" is along the side, and when not being used, the silk can be hidden giving an expanded screen to show text or other items in the silk area. This widescreen mode is a much more efficient use of screen real-estate.
• New handwriting recognition. Decuma is very natural, and has a very good recognition rate. But... see below...
• Rotate/Swivel screen. Use the unit as a micro-laptop, or as a micro-tablet.
• Bluetooth and WiFi. Very easy to setup and use.

Cons:
• This unit only works in landscape mode. I prefer holding the unit in my hand in portrait mode. There doesn't appear to be any setting in software to change this.
• The design favors wireless hotsync, since USB cable is very awkward to plug into side of unit. The cradle should provide the USB connection, and when inserted in the cradle, the USB connection is passed through the cradle (one less wire to insert)
• The battery life is terrible on the UX50 (even compared to the three year old unit I replaced). Perhaps the keyboard light uses up much more energy.
• The memory stick and stylus can come out too easily. I have nearly lost my stylus twice. The end of the memory stick protrudes just a bit too far, and can be easily unlocked.
• New Graffiti is difficult to get used to after a few years of proficiency with the old Graffiti. Some of the strokes are not as easy to use. Perhaps I'll get used to it, but my entry rate is significantly slower.
• Decuma takes up a large amount of screen space when used. There doesn't appear to be any way to shrink it. Also when in wide screen mode, decuma still only uses 2/3 of the screen (the rest of the screen is unusable)
• Decuma should be used in Portrait mode (replacing the Silk). This would free up more screen space, and would still be natural.
• The speaker mute feature should have a timeout, so I can mute for only 1/2 hour or so while in a meeting, but then get my audible alarms afterward.
• Cannot "type" special symbols from the keyboard. I use the bullet symbols all the time, but must enter them using graffiti.

I like the unit. Everybody I show it to is very impressed. The hardware is well designed. If they come out with software that fixes some of my above issues, then I would wholeheartedly recommend this above any thing else presently available.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice toy.. definitely not worth the $
Bought a UX50 used off eBay. Have had it for about a month. I would pay 400$ max for a used one. Now that Sony has stopped the entire Clie line, you should find them cheap off the internet.

PROS:
- Nice keyboard
- Love the fact that you can listen to music at the same time performing other functions like browsing, email etc (probably an OS5 feature not restricted to this model only)
- The wireless works like a charm right out of the box.
- Great resolution.

CONS:
- Had to soft boot at least 3-4 times already.
- Most apps require portrait mode which the UX50 does not natively support.
- Battery life - 3hrs max if you use the wireless.
- Need an additional memory stick (128MB - 40$)
- Crappy camera - 0.3MP!!! cmon Sony!
- Native doc support restricted to read only.
- Need the docking station to charge, no direct connection to PDA.

Must have software:
- you can enable the landscape mode for most apps using Code Diver. This is a MUST if you want to use the UX50.

(shareware + 10$. Remember to use the latest beta and not the handango version)
- Also I strongly recommend buying Documents to Go and Contacts to Go (add another 75$ to the tag)

Overall, you can end up spending about 1000$ to make this thing really usable, not worth it. But if you dont mind getting a used one cheap off eBay, this is definitely a nice toy.

2-0 out of 5 stars A very unsatisfactory product
Having owned several pdas (palm IIIc, m130, tungstenE, & tungstenC), I was really wowed by the design of the PEG-UX50. I saw it first at Tokyo's Akihibara Electronics Town, and was impressed with the sleek design. The unit was functioning but mounted, so I didn't get to hold it. I was most taken with layout and functionality of the keyboard, and the swivel screen. Of course I was determined to buy one.

I waited two months until I was back in the USA and ordered two units from separate vendors. This is my usual custom when buying pdas, as I want to be sure one item isn't experiencing anomalies. I was so excited the day that they arrived. That excitement quickly dissipated.

The battery life is absolutely horrible. I was reading an ebook, and the battery barely lasted for 3 hours. When surfing the web, it lasts for about 90 minutes. The 3-D launcher interface did not appeal to me, so I switched to the classic palm launcher, which made things better. The stylus is too small and too thin to be of any practical use. By the time you get it out and get it extended, you could have tapped what you wanted with your fingernail several times over.

Additionally, the ergonomics are very poor. Maybe it's made for someone with wider hands than mine. It's too wide to sit comfortably in my hand in landscape mode, and there is no portrait mode. After reading my ebook for the three hours that the battery held a charge, my hand was cramped. Also, the buttons are not placed in the most convenient of locations. It's too easy to press the email, internet, or back button while you are just trying to hold the unit. And what's with the jog dial on the left? Probably a wonderful feature if you're left-handed like my little brother. Unfortunately, I'm right-handed.

The vast majority of the palm applications I downloaded did not take advantage of the UX50's wide screen. Who wants a pda window that only covers part of the screen? Certainly not me. In the end, I returned both units. One to Best Buy, where I was not charged the 15% restocking fee, and the other to MPSuperstore.com, where the restocking fee was waived because the IR port was defective.

I tried really hard for two weeks to like the UX50. I left my tungstenC and home and used the UX50 exclusively for that period. The only reason I gave the PEG-UX50 two stars is because the keyboard is excellent. I prefer typing on it than on my tungsten C keyboard. I was prepared to trade in my tungstenC for the PEG-UX50. It's little wonder Sony has withdrawn from the US pda market for a while. Maybe they'll dream up better products while they take this much-needed hiatus.

3-0 out of 5 stars Cool gadget but uncool price
I've been using a Tungsten E for work and got the the UX-50 for play and was originally hoping to face out the Tungsten E.

They both run Palm OS 5 but I foung the Clie's interface not as user friendly as my Tungsten, it took me almost a week to get used to it and work with it without stopping to look up something in the users manual.

For the size and looks it is a very nice gadget, it's capabilities are close to that of a laptop unfortunately the price tag doesn't justify the purchase. For such a high price it should at least have Documents to Go installed.

The battery life is horrible! I got an extended battery which attaches to the bottom and makes the unit thicker and I'm still not able to use it as much as I use Tungsten during the day without worrying about the battery running out. I need to get a car charger before I can get more use out of it during the day.

The stylus is too thin to hold comfortably and it collapses in mid-use. It also tends to slide out very easily and I've almost lost it that way. Same with the memory stick, it sticks out from the unit just enough for it to come out easily.

The screen is very nice although I would appreciate it if you could occassionaly swtich to portrait mode. The swivel screen is one of my favorite features.

Not a big issue but I would like to be able to delete someapplications like "Clie Demo" that I don't use and are taking up space in the memory and in the icons.

The shortcut buttons are a nice feature but I immediately had to reassign them to features I use more than internet and e-mail. Their location makes it easy to press accidentally.

The built-in camera is better than that found in most cell-phones but not excellent. It comes in handy for quick snapshots but don't expect more from it.

The browser is lame and could use some improvement. It's nice to have a keyboard although it's not good for serious typing.

Bluetooth works great but the infrared interface was difficult to use when working with my cell phone.

This PDA has great potential but Sony has to first make some improvements before it becomes a "must-have". For 3 times the price, I thought this PDA would make my Tungsten E obsolete but I find myself still using it just as much because the Clie hasn't been too reliable to me. So I'll continue using 2 separate PDA's in the meantime. ... Read more


24. Sony MZ-RH10 Hi-MD Walkman Digital Music Player/Recorder
list price: $349.95
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B0007Y6ALC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 5729
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Sony (Personal Audio) (MZ-RH10) Mini Disc Walkman Digital Musi ... Read more

Features

  • USB connectivity for 100x, high-speed file copying
  • Skip-Free G-Protection technology for uninterrupted playback
  • Six-line EL (organic electroluminescence) screen for data display
  • Huge song and data storage capacity with one GB Hi-MD disc
  • Excellent recording and digitizing capabilities with mic input and line-in jack

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars HI-MD...
A couple negative things: if you use manual recording levels frequently.. it won't remember your settings once you power it off. That is a kind of stupid oversight but in most cases, manual recording isn't really needed. Secondly, I don't get sony's need for you to have to push 2 buttons to activate record mode.. My old Sharp MD would automatically go into rec standby after you pushed the record button.. the mz-rh10 immediately starts recording.. you have to push play + record + pause if you want to go into standby. What is up with that Sony?
As a player, I love it. The display really is perfect.. very clear, very bright. Navigation is easy with the roller button and makes editing quick and painless. As a data storage unit it's great. Just plug it in and instantly it's recognised as a removable drive.. plug and play simplicity AND it's powered by the USB port so even if you're out of juice it'll work for you.
The sound is perfect and it has an EQ that allows you to save presets if you are looking for something specific soundwise.
So although the negatives may seem like big deals, they really aren't. It's Hi Def digital amp comes through with beautiful sounding recordings, it's awesome looking, and it's fast.. so I personally feel like the positives outweigh the negatives.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally Sony has an IPOD Killer
I have always liked Sony's Minidisc format. Convenient and easily organized into collections. When my old one got stolen I looked at all the MP3s, IPODS etc, but all seem to have deficits- I dont need 4 million songs (are there 4 million songs?) The other big problem for my aging eyes are the displays. Too hard to read- but this display is Lucious!!! And despite other complaints the Sonic Stage 3.0 works fine (you just have to restart your computer 2 or 3 times during the install) You slap in the cd- it goes to the web and gets all the album info and diplays it in Electro Luminescent Splendor. Sound quality on highest quailty WAV is excellent, the compressed ATRAC 3 is less so, but I did get 45 songs on a 1 gig disk and still had 1/2 he disk free!!! The wav format is about 13-14 songs on 1 disk- to me the quality is worth it. This unit rocks!!! Get good head phones. Also the removeable rechargeable battery (hear that Apple?) is excellent with a backup power attachment that uses 1 AA battery so you are never stuck. ... Read more


25. Sony MZ-RH910 Hi-MD Walkman Digital Music Player
list price: $249.95
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B0007Y6ALM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2491
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

1GB/675 Song Capacity with 1 Hi-MD MiniDiscSelf Recording Upload FeatureRecords from Multiple Sources (USB, LINE IN, Mic in)Large 5 Line LCDAuto Focus, Flash and Self TimerPlays back MP3/ATRAC3 Audio FilesAbility to Record from Multiple Sources (Line/Mic In)Self Recording Upload Function5-Line LCDDigital AmplifierNew Sleek DesignUp to 34.5 Hours1 Battery Life with Rechargeable Battery and 1 "AA" Battery1GB2 of Music Storage with One Hi-MD MiniDisc Store 675 songs3 on One Hi-MD MiniDiscCompatible with Both Hi-MD ... Read more

Features

  • USB connectivity for 100x, high-speed file copying
  • Skip-Free G-Protection technology for uninterrupted playback
  • Five-line LCD screen for data display
  • Huge song and data storage capacity with one GB Hi-MD disc
  • Excellent recording and digitizing capabilities with mic input and line-in jack

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Unique device
This device can be used to:
- Listen to music i.e. instead of an ipod.
- Record audio (with a microphone, not included)
- Function as external disk, when connnected via USB to a PC.
It uses 1GB removable disks which sell for about $7 each (plus shipping).As a audio recording device, it is unique for its capabilities in this price range, and essentially substitutes for a DAT (digital audio tape).The device has a line-in and microphone analog inputs.You can record in one of the three formats:high compression (Hi-LP), low compression (Hi-SP), and uncompressed (Linear PCM).The recording times per disk are 34 hours (Hi-LP), 7 hrs 55 min (Hi-SP) and 1 hr 34 min (Linear PCM). The compressed formats are stored in a proprietary Atrac format developed by Sony, which are basically are only of use on this device.Thus most crucial and invaluable feature, however, is that for audio recordings made from an analog microphone, you can convert the recording to the open .wav format when you upload the recording to your computer.The upload requires the SonicStage software which comes bundled with the device.There is pointless restriction that you can only upload the audio file once to your PC, but then you can convert it to the open wav format (the uncompressed CD quality Windows format), and then you are home free--you can do whatever you want with the audio file i.e. make an unrestricted number of copies, copies of the copies, edit the file using sound software, burn CDs, whatever.The sound is exceptionally clear; I use the ECM-719 Sony microphone (this is great mic, the cable is almost 6 feet long however which is a little too long for my preference).I generally record at the Hi-SP level, and it sounds great.For no loss of fidelity due to compression, you can record uncompressed and still get 1.5 hours on a disc.The manual warns that the device should be plugged in when recording, due to high battery consumption while recording, but I have used it off the battery for short periods with no problem.
This device does incorporate SCMS (serial copy management system), which puts all kinds of restrictions on copying digital files.As mentioned previously, you can only upload your analog-source recordings once to a PC, which is not really a problem as long as nothing goes wrong during the upload, and there is no particular reason why it should.As far as MP3s or other digital music, you can load them onto the device, but you can't copy them again after that i.e. back to the computer.The MP3s are not converted to another format, this device can read them directly so there is no loss of quality.You can also copy uncompressed audio to this device, or you can compress it into the ATRAC format to save space.The highest quality compressed format is ATRAC3Plus, which reduces files size to about 20% of uncompressed, and sounds very, very good.It is supposedly better than the highest quality MP3.ATRAC3Plus is the format used by the Hi-SP recording mode also.
This device also has an extra battery holder which holds on AA battery an can power the unit in the event your rechargable battery fails.This is an exceptional feature; it means that as long as you bring some AA batteries with you, you will be able to power the unit.
The reliablity of the interchangable Hi-MD disks appears to be exceptionally good.They are basically infinitely re-recordable; Sony claims you can re-record 1 million times.They are encased in a well made enclosure, well protected unlike CD-RWs or DVD+RWs.I would guess they are much, much more reliable than CD-RWs and DVD+RWs.They are also quite compact, and make a good replacement for thumb drives, or can be used to back up files.For example, you can use it to back up the wav files from your recordings.Howevery audio files, copied directly to the Hi-MD disks cannot be listened to on the device, you have to download them using the SonicStage software.The songs you download are then placed into the some special files on the disks which contain the song catalog, and all the music--i.e. you cannot manage the songs/audio on the Hi-MD through the Windows file system.This was probably done because of the SCMS restrictions, to prevent from copying audio at will.This is an annoying restriction which means that if you want back ups of your audio on the Hi-MD disks, you must do extra work and consume extra disk space--i.e. backup your MP3 or wav files to the Hi-MD disks as Windows files (which cannot be listened to directly).
When the device is connected to your PC it gets power from the USB cable, and actually appears to even recharge the battery while connected.The LCD screen is adequate but has no backlight, Sony makes a lit version for the next model up from this one, for another $100.You need to basically angle the player reflect off the main light source to see the screen.This is not really a problem for me, but the lighted display is probably more convenient.The fit and finish, as with all Sony devices, is excellent.The battery life when used as a player is quite long, they claim up to 34 hours; reports on the internet report that 20+ hours is common.
In summary, the only downside to this device is the SCMS restrictions, but generally you can still do everything you want to do.In particular, you can record audio from a mic (or from any analog input using the line-in; i.e. old cassettes) and make unrestricted digital wav files out of them.

5-0 out of 5 stars MInidisc Reinvented
The Sony MZ-RH 910 is the second generation of the HI-MD player-
recorders on the market from Sony. It and the MZ-RH 10 do something no minidisc recorder has done before you can record and
play back in MP3 as well as ATRAC3PLUS. The thing I find interesting about both of these new HI-MD machines is that except
for the displays and the model numbers they appear to be pretty much the same machine in many respects. Granted the MZ-RH 10 has the new Organic EL LCD display which is really good looking and very cool too, but I see one possible fault with it. The display looks like it might be easily scratched up. As for the 910 model it is a big improvement over the previous minidisc recorder models that have come before. Plus being able to put almost Eight Hours of music on a HI-MD minidisc in Standard Play makes the new HI-MD discs quite attactiveto, and the abiltiy to put
either 45 hours of music or 1GB of computer data on the disc is also a welcome feature. I still wonder if SONY will
make an effort to "push" this format or are they just going to
"throw it in the deep end and see if it swims". I hope Sony will
have more faith in it than they seem to have. One possible drawback is that this model does not include a remote control. It also does not have a charging stand you just recharge the "gumstick" battery in the player by plugging in the A.C. adaptor. I can say after a weeks use that the 910 is a great machine, and works well I have had little or no trouble with the
Software, and the machine itself works quite well. The only problem I have encountered is trying to decide what music pieces
to put on the 1GB Minidisc. I ended up putting all Nine Beethoven Symphonies on the disc, and still had room left over, and that was in the HI-SP setting. This little player recorder promises to be a lot of fun. ... Read more


26. Sony SDM-HS95P/B 19" LCD Monitor (Black)
list price: $749.99
our price: $719.89
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Asin: B0007SKSPW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 8822
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Sony SDM-HS95P/B digital display is perfect for computer enthusiasts, computer power-users and computer gamers who want high-speed performance, style and value from a personal display. Exceptional for home video editing and multimedia entertainment applications and ideal for everyday computing.The SDM-HS95P/B digital display gives you the high-speed edge you want for gaming, video and multimedia. Images are responsive and sharp whether you're using your PC for gaming, watching video or everyday computing. XBRITE LCD Technology intensifies images to give you eye-popping brilliant video. Digital inputs provide smooth, distortion-free clarity. ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year warranty
  • 1,280 x 1,024 maximum resolution, 0.294 mm dot pitch
  • Analog and digital DVI inputs; 12 ms pixel response
  • 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles
  • XBrite technology, 550:1 contrast ratio; 500 cd/m2 of brightness

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars OMFG!!
What a great LCD. The Pictures are CRISP and BRIGHT. With a 12ms response time, this thing plays Games and shows HD DVD's 2nd to none. Best LCD I've ever seen

5-0 out of 5 stars Best LCD
The HS95P is the clearest LCD monitor I have inspected. After visiting many retail stores and looking over the various models, I decided this one was superior over anything else. The style also looks great on my desk and does not look like the rest. It is simple to set up. ... Read more


27. Sony D-NS707F S2 Sports ATRAC Walkman Portable CD Player with Digital Tuner (AM/FM/TV/Weather)
list price: $139.99
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Asin: B0001M2FW8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 526
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Spin your commercial CDs, your homemade music CDs of almost any stripe, or listen to the radio, TV, or weather-band transmissions with Sony's versatile, full-circle D-NS707F S2 Sports-styled Walkman portable CD player. Designed for rugged outdoor use, the player features active control playback operation so you can make changes to your program literally while you're on the run. Sony's "h.ear" clip-on headphones are designed for streamlined comfort.

Skip-Free G-Protection technology boosts the laser pickup's shock protection to minimize read errors that would otherwise interrupt your music, providing quick recovery from both horizontal and vertical shocks. The D-NS707F's water-resistant body and heat-resistant lid helps protect it against the elements, with rubber gaskets, bushings, and splash-resistant seals that help keep out water, moisture, and dirt.

Playback options include 32-track programming, repeat (track, disc, or program), random play, and--thanks to Sony's great work in DSP efficiency--more than 75 hours of ATRAC3plus CD or more than 50 hours of audio CD playback from 2 AA batteries (not included).

The D-NS707F's 2-line dot-matrix display is built right into its handstrap, offering full ID3 tag recognition, and bookmark playback (which lets you program your favorite songs from multiple CDs and play them back at the touch of a button). CD Text support displays artist and title information with compatible commercial audio CDs.

The player comes bundled with Sony's SonicStage CD Simple Burner software. Compatible with ID3 tagging and most CD burners, this application transfers songs from CDs or MP3 music files from your PC's hard drive and burns them to recordable CDs using ATRAC3plus compression.

ATRAC3plus is a high-quality audio-compression technology that reduces the size of digital audio files while preserving much of a track's original sound quality (similar in concept to MP3 or Dolby Digital sound formats). With ATRAC3plus, music can be burned and compressed at 132, 105, 66, 64, or even 48 kbps (kilobits per second), letting you select the right balance between fidelity and storage space (you'll get around 490 songs per disc at 48 kbps).

The D-NS707F delivers a whopping 51 station presets, which works out to 30 FM, 10 AM, 4 WB, and 7 TV stations so you're never far from your favorite channels. You can hook the player up with your home system through an optional analog stereo "Y" interconnect.

Digital Mega Bass Sound boosts your music's low end without high clarity and low distortion, and there's also a built-in equalizer with 3 preset curves and 1 customizable setting. Sony's automatic volume limiter system (AVLS) conserves batteries--and guards your hearing--by capping your listening level at either of two settings. The player also works with an optional AC/DC 4.5V power adapter (AC-E45HG or -E45A).

What's in the Box
CD player, h.ear clip-on stereo headphones, CD-ROM (SonicStage software), a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • Portable S2 Sports CD player compatible with MP3 files and Sony's ATRAC3plus compression technology; 2-line display with ID3 tag recognition
  • Built-in FM, AM, TV, and Weather Band radio with 51 station presets
  • Includes SonicStage CD Simple Burner software to facilitate ATRAC3plus CD burning from MP3 files and from other CDs
  • Skip-free G-Protection technology eliminates or reduces skipping; active control playback operation simplifies active use
  • More than 75 hours extended playback with 2 AA batteries (not included) for ATRAC recordings and over 50 hours continuous audio CD playback

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Operates faultlessly
This player takes CDs, including CD-Rs and CD-RWs with 20+ hours of mp3 on them, in stride. It plays them through, and does fast forward and rewind about as well as my solid-state mp3 player. Utilizing CD-RWs, I use this unit instead of a juke box. I still use my solid-state mp3 player only because it is more compact than this unit. As I prefer having TV audio available, no other player/receiver would have entirely satisfied me. The impressive technical accomplishment of this product will cause me to favor Sony products in future.

The exterior design does leave things to be desired. The control buttons are cheesy and hard to operate. The display is too small. Instead of a carrying case or an anchor for a strap, there is a stupidly designed protruding flexible handle that makes the unit twice as bulky as it needs to be.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great for CD's, lousy with MP3's and ATRACS.
Pros:
1. Long battery life.
2. Decent sount (on CD's).
3. Easy to read display.

Cons:
1. Plays first quarter of an MP3 fine, then it starts scratching and eventually stops.
2. Plays first tenth of an ATRAC disk fine, then it starts scratching and eventually stops.
3. Takes about 5 - 10 minutes (not seconds!) to read a MP3 disc before playing.
4. Button placement makes it easier to use with your left hand rather than right.
5. You have to press a button rather hard and long to make the function work.

In other words, if you listen to the radio and CD's only - and are left handed, this is the perfect player for you! ... Read more


28. Sony STR-DE897 Audio / Video Receiver, Black
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B00022RV9Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1918
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Amazon.com Product Description

Sony's amazingly powerful and affordable STR-DE897 delivers rich, clear sound for your movies and music--from the latest surround-sound movie formats to the latest high-resolution audio sources. The receiver pumps out 110 watts per channel across 7 main channels (left, right, center, left/right mid surround, and left/right rear surround) and has a dedicated subwoofer output for an eighth (the ".1" low-frequency effects channel). The receiver performs everything from Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES/Neo:6 surround decoding to Dolby Pro Logic II processing (creating 5.1 channels from 2), also offering 5.1/7.1-channel analog inputs to handle music from Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio.

You get conveniences, too, like multi-room outputs that come with independent source switching, so you can listen to a DVD in the living room while someone else is listening to a CD in the kitchen. The supplied Remote Commander remote control comes preprogrammed for a range of devices, and it also learns new commands and has the ability to perform limited macro commands.

The receiver includes an FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets (20 FM, 10 AM) and a host of video inputs--5 composite-video, 3 S-video, and 2 component-video--to simplify switching between components and your television. The component-video inputs accommodate wide-bandwidth (80 MHz) high-definition signals and work well with 480p signals such as those from progressive-scan DVD players, while composite-video inputs are upconverted to S-video quality. A set of front-panel audio/video inputs includes an optical digital-audio input and facilitates spontaneous hookups with camcorders, gaming consoles, MP3 players, and minidisc player/recorders.

There's even a phono input for your once or future turntable--yes, they still make 'em and, yes, your vinyl will sound as good or better than ever. The unit's 3 stereo and 1 set of multichannel analog audio inputs simplify hookup of, for instance, a cassette deck, a VCR, and a high-resolution audio device that decodes formats like SACD and DVD-Audio. A total of 6 assignable digital-audio inputs (4 optical and 2 coaxial) accept bitstream feeds from DVD players, CD players, and other digital devices, while a single optical digital-audio out channels sound to a CD or minidisc recorder.

Digital Cinema Sound System is a group of exclusive Sony algorithms (the receiver offers 13 total) that represent a total re-thinking of home theater sound based on careful measurements of movie-production dubbing stages in Hollywood. Cinema Studio EX modes offer greater apparent distance from listener to screen and a full array of 10 additional virtual surround speakers.

Sound Field Link applies the last-selected sound field to an input whenever you select the input. For example, if you select STADIUM for the CD input, change to a different input, then return to CD, the receiver will automatically apply the STADIUM sound field.

Finally, Auto Channel Grouping helps integrate 5.1- and 6.1-channel programs with your 7.1-channel system. When a 5.1-channel mix is present, Auto Channel Grouping will route the discrete information for surround left/right directly to surround left/right outputs while adding a new surround back left/right channel. When 6.1-channel mix is detected, Auto Channel Grouping will route the discrete information for surround left/right directly to surround left/right output while the sixth channel is duplicated by both surround back channels (left/right).

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control (model RM-PG413), remote batteries, a user's manual, and warranty/registration information. ... Read more

Features

  • 7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver with 30 radio presets, HD video switching, and 110 watts per channel x 7
  • Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES/Neo:6, and Dolby Pro Logic II surround processing for lifelike, exciting audio from any source
  • 7.1-/5.1-channel analog audio inputs accommodate high-resolution multichannel formats like SACD and DVD-Audio
  • 6 digital-audio inputs, 1 digital output; includes phono input for turntable and preprogrammed/learning Remote Commander remote control
  • Measures 16.9 x 6.2 x 14.6 inches (W x H x D)

29. Sony VPL-ES2 Multimedia LCD Projector
list price: $1,099.99
our price: $992.20
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Asin: B00067OS96
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 15057
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Features

  • 0.62-inch p-Si TFT LCD panel with Micro Lens Array
  • 800 x 600 native resolution; up to 1,500 ANSI lumens of brightness
  • 1.2 times zoom lens; auto setup and input sensing, auto keystone correction
  • Versatile input compatibility, including S-video and component HDTV
  • 1-watt integrated audio; 2-year warranty

30. Sony VAIO PCG-K37 15.4" Notebook PC (Intel Pentium 4 Processor 538, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Double Layer Drive)
list price: $1,899.99
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Asin: B0002YAUOU
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Sony CE
Sales Rank: 7
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Amazon Product Description

The Basics
A superb portable computer for businessmen on the move, the Sony VAIO PCG-K37 will crunch numbers and data faster than the vast majority of desktops yet won't break your back when you cart it from place to place. Its 3D graphics speed is not exceptional, nor is it recommended for anyone who requires extremely long battery life. Yet at this price point and with this level of raw speed, the VAIO PCG-K37 is a solid buy for the power user.

The PCG-K37 features a 15.4-inch WXGA widescreen display that is perfectly tailored to the aspect ratio favored by DVD movies.

Processor
At the heart of any computer lies the CPU (or processor), a massive collection of miniature transistors that governs the speed and power of the entire unit. Some notebooks are equipped with high-end CPU's on par with those found in top-of-the-line desktop PCs, while others are quick enough only for basic duties such as word processing, email and the like. The VAIO PCG-K37 is on the top end of the scale, equipped with a blazing 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 538 processor featuring Intel's Hyper-Threading technology. Hyper-Threading allows a single CPU system (which most are) to behave at times as a dual CPU system, thus adding substantially more speed to some high-end applications. Running at a lightning fast 3.2 GHz, this particular processor would be one of the beefiest in any notebook, but with integrated Hyper-Threading it's nothing short of spectacular. It's important to note that the overall performance of any computer is also influenced by the speed and quantity of its memory and the quality of it graphics card. And as you'll see, Sony has effectively dealt with the former but somewhat neglected the latter.


Memory
Computers typically store information on their hard drive, but they keep frequently and recently accessed data in Random Access Memory (RAM) for faster retrieval. More RAM means more efficient computing, superior multitasking and less strain on your hard drive. The VAIO VAIO PCG-K37 incorporates a startling one GB of RAM. This is a massive allotment for any notebook and substantially more than that of most desktops as well. Thusly, users can expect superb multitasking and virtually no slowdowns even during ultra-complex tasks.

 

Sony VAIO PCG-K37
3.20 GHz Pentium 4
1 GB RAM
80 GB HD

Sony VAIO PCG-K35
3.067 GHz Pentium 4
512 MB RAM
80 GB HD

Sony VAIO PCG-K33
3.20 GHz Pentium 4
512 MB RAM
60 GB HD

Video
CPU's are usually so busy doing basic calculations that they need help translating visual output to the viewing screen. This is the duty of the graphics card (or graphics controller), which in this case is an ATI Radeon IGP 345M with 64 MB of "shared" video memory. Dedicated video memory is preferable to "shared" video memory (where the graphics controller appropriates a portion of the main system memory), because it takes much more of the load from the processor and thus frees it to handle other tasks. Nevertheless, this system's processor is so powerful that the lack of a high-end video controller isn't as essential as it otherwise might be. Demanding 3D games and 3D animation may cause the graphics to bog down somewhat, but most everything else should look quite smooth.

Display
The VAIO PCG-K37's 15.4-inch WXGA display may be smaller than the 17-inch monsters found in today's top-of-the-line models, yet it's larger than that of most notebooks and even some desktops. Furthermore, its widescreen format is perfectly tailored to the aspect ratio favored by DVD movies. It's highly sophisticated too -- sporting Sony's new XBRITE Technology for better contrast and a brighter picture, and a crisp 1280 by 800 maximum resolution.

Hard Disk
At a spacious 80 GB, the enclosed hard drive is a welcome perk for those who need to operate a broad range of applications and also keep a large library of space-gobbling music and/or multimedia files.

Optical Drive
An optical drive is essential in today's computing environment. A "CD-ROM" drive allows you to install CD-based applications and play music CDs. A "CD-RW" drive adds CD "burning", so you can also backup your important files to long-lasting discs and create personalized music CDs. With a DVD-ROM drive you can watch DVD movies. And with a DVD-RW drive, you can "write" home movies to durable discs and archive files to DVD (DVDs boast more than seven times the storage capacity of a CD). Some drives allow you to do a combination of all of these tasks. This system features a DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW Drive, through which you can do all of the above. The drive also supports today's hot new double layer DVD format that utilizes discs with double the capacity of traditional DVDs.

Audio
The unit is equipped with high-grade speakers and a powerful audio amplifier.

Keyboard and Controls
You'll control your notebook via an 82-key keyboard and a standard electro-static touch pad.

Connectivity and Expansion
The VAIO PCG-K37 features a bevy of connectivity facilities, including a 56K modem for low-speed dial-up Internet and email access, a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet port for high-speed wired network and Internet, and an integrated wireless connection for cord-free e-communication at home, at the office or on the road via a local public hotspot. Other key amenities include high-speed USB 2.0 ports for plug and play devices such as external drives and digital cameras, an IEEE 1394 FireWire port (commonly used for quick data uploads from digital camcorders), and Sony's usual high-end array of audio and video ins and outs.

Operating System and Software
Sony has fitted the system with Microsoft's Windows XP Home Edition operating system, a variety of productivity and business applications, and a broad range of digital photo, audio and video utilities.

The PCG-K37 features a full suite of software applications, including SonicStage, which enables you to listen to, manage, and transfer your music library.

Dimensions and Weight
Many of today's most powerful notebooks are also the largest, weighing ten or twelve lbs or more and definitely too big and cumbersome for extensive, continuous traveling. These are often referred to as "desktop replacements". On the other extreme are "thin and lights" or "ultra-portables", super-miniaturized units that are typically less powerful than their larger brethren but weigh as little as two lbs and will often fit comfortably inside a large purse. Despite its impressive power, the VAIO PCG-K37 tips the scales at just 8 pounds. It is, however, rather hefty at 16.1 by 14.2 by 8.2 inches.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Sony Vaio PCG-K37 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year warranty for parts and labor, and 1 year of toll-free phone support. ... Read more


31. Sony 256MB MEMORY STICK PRO-NEW ( MSX-256S )

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Asin: B0002Z4554
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony Computer Peripherals
Sales Rank: 684
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32. Sony Vaio PCG-V505EX Notebook PC (1.50-GHz Pentium M (Centrino), 512 MB RAM, 60 GB, CDRW & DVD Combo Drive)
list price: $1,899.00
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Asin: B00017G89E
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Sony CE
Sales Rank: 202
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Stylish and utterly professional, the Sony Vaio PCG-V505EX is a lightweight notebook PC--only 4.39 pounds--that's geared for business and mobility. Thanks to the Intel Centrino processor, its enhanced battery life will keep you productive even on long flights. It features a built-in wireless LAN (802.11b), a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, spacious 60 GB hard drive, 512 MB of installed RAM, and a good range of pre-installed Sony digital media software. Stepping up in price, the Sony Vaio PCG-V505EXP offers a 54g wireless LAN.

The Basics

  • Hard Drive: Though not world-beating in size, the 60 GB enhanced-IDE hard drive (4200 RPM) offers more than enough storage capacity for road warriors.
  • Processor: The 1.5 GHz Pentium M processor is near the top of the speed range compared with other Centrino notebooks (with current speed topping out at 1.7 GHz). Because of itsdesign, the Intel Pentium M gets more done per clock tick than a Mobile Intel Pentium 4, thus providing the discrepancy in GHz measurement (i.e., 1.7 versus 3.2). The Pentium M processor is designed specifically for low-power mobile usage, and it features the latest in power-saving technologies--ensuring you push your battery and productivity to the max. It also has a 512 KB L2 cache and a 400 MHz front-side bus (FSB) speed.
  • Memory: The PCG-V505EX comes with a 512 MB built-in memory (DDR SDRAM, 333 MHz)--a good start for power users--with a maximum memory expansion up to 2.05 GB (2 x 1024 MB).
  • CD/DVD Drive: It comes equipped with a combo DVD/CD-RW drive, which enables you to play DVD-ROM discs and DVD movies as well as burn data and record music to CD discs. The CD-RW drive has 24x write, 10x rewrite, and 24x read speeds.
  • Keyboard & Mouse:
Sound and Graphics
The installed ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 IGP video/graphics card is a relatively strong 3-D graphics renderer, and it has 32 MB of shared video memory. The 12.1-inch XGA TFT active matrix LCD has a native 1024 x 768 pixel display. It also has an sound card that's integrated into the main board, and offers built-in stereo speakers.

Connectivity and Expansion Slots
The PCG-V505EX has an Intel Pro-Wireless 2100 integrated wireless LAN that connects using the 802.11b wireless standard, which is not exactly in step with the latest in wireless networking--54g, or 802.11g. You get a decent--but not overpowering--offering of connectivity options, including both high-speed USB 2.0 and FireWire:

  • 2 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) ports for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 1 RGB monitor port
  • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type I/II)
  • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
  • 1 Memory Stick slot (Memory Stick Pro compatible)
It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.92) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

Preloaded System and Software
The PCG-V505EX comes with the Windows XP Home Edition operating system, and it also features Microsoft Works (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents). It also is loaded with a bevy of Sony multimedia software: PictureGear Studio (digital photo), DVgate Plus (digital video), and SonicStage (digital music). Other preloaded software includes InterVideo WinDVD and Norton Internet Security Center 7.

Dimensions and Weight
Measuring 1.38 x 10.9 x 9.54 inches (H x W x D) and weighing just 4.39 pounds, the PCG-V505EX is easily portable.

Power
The included rechargeable lithium-ion battery (PCGA-BP2V) offers between 2.5 and 6.5 hours of life with typical usage.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Sony Vaio PCG-V505EX notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. ... Read more

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars NOT RUGGED ENOUGH TO BE PORTABLE!
I've had two of the V505 series, this one being the latest. The first one suffered from touchpad problems (clicking at random) and had to be sent out for repairs for a month right after i got it. After two months of use I noticed the case was so poorly reinforced that ripples would go across the screen if you slightly touched the back. After a few more months of carrying it around in a case purchased especially for it, it had major pixel damage. Sony's telephone representatives insisted that carrying it in a laptop case was excessive or abusive use and refused to replace it for several months. They finally replaced it with this model, and now the touchpad is starting to malfunction again.

Aside from the touchpad not working and the wireless card not working on some LEAP enabled networks, this model works well enough and it would make an OK desktop replacement for someone who works from home and never moves their laptop more than a few inches. If you're looking for something you can haul around with you though, look for something that's built better.

2-0 out of 5 stars Avoid Sony
Just got this Notebook for 3 days. It has problems maintaining it's wireless connection. I tried it on 2 different wireless access points (Netgear and SkyHawk) and Vaio drops the connection every 5 mins. I'm literally 4 feet from my access point, and it still drops. All my other wireless connection works fine and the Dell Notebook works fine. I called Vaio Support and they're useless. They first said that my warranty expired??? and then proceed to say that I purchased it from an unauthorized seller (Amazon). After I resolved that issue, they start to blame the wireless access point. That's a total BS, because my other wireless devices would be affected if it was the access point. Also, I used the Vaio on 2 access points! How can that happen to 2 different access points???

Aside from being small, light weight, excellent battery life, and slick design; this one sucks without the support. I will be returning mine back to Amazon and stick with Dell. They offer better support and quality. I strongly recommend another small notebook and avoid Sony!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great machine, case scuffs annoying
I love this machine. The one kvetch I have is that the beautiful casing scuffed very easily, and I can't seem to remove the scuffs. Other than that--it's extremely fast, very light, keyboard size and play are great, I have no complaints.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT STABLE MACHINE! SUPERB GRAPHICS/MULTIMEDIA NOTEBOOK
I HAD THIS FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS NOW. I AM IMPRESS WITH THE ATI RADEON GRAPHICS CARD AS IT PLAYS VARIOUS 3D GAMES. SO FAR I LOADED NEED 4 SPEED UNDERGROUND, AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS, AND IT PLAYS GREAT. BE FOREWARN; RUNNING A GAME ON CD REQUIRES LOTS OF POWER SO DONT EXPECT THE SAME PERFORMANCE ON BATTERIES.

I HAD PROBLEMS WITH ERROR MESSAGES POPPING UP REGARDING THE SONY MEDIA SERVER. TECH SUPPORT HELP CORRECT THOSE PROBLEMS

OVERALL, ITS A GREAT CENTRINO MULTIMEDIA/BUSINESS LAPTOP, ALL PROGRAMS WORK FAST AND THE SYSTEM SEEMS VERY STABLE.

SO AFTER TWO MONTHS.. NOTHINS CRASHED YET!!! GREAT LIL MACHINE.. ENOUGH KEYBOARD SPACE.. AND VERY FAST! ONLY NEGATIVE... IS THE 2 X 256MB MEMORY THAT IT COMES WITH INSTEAD OF JUST 1 512MB! THOSE SONY EXECS ALWAYS TRYING TO MAKE MONEY FROM US! ... Read more


33. Sony LF-X1 LocationFree 12.1" LCD TV
list price: $1,499.99
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Asin: B00061F2GA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2996
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Sony's LF-X1 LocationFree TV puts the age of mobile lifestyles and high-speed network connectivity at your fingertips in the form of a portable, broadband Internet-enabled LCD television system that you can use virtually anywhere in the world. Weighing less than an average laptop PC, the wireless LF-X1 consists of a 12.1-inch LCD TV with a standard 4:3 aspect ratio, 800 x 600 native pixel resolution, and an accompanying base station. The base station houses most connection terminals, an NTSC broadcast tuner, and a wireless transmitter. The monitor runs on a supplied rechargeable lithium battery, while the battery charger works on universal power (AC 100 to 240V) for use in most countries.

LocationFree TV is lightweight and easy to tote from place to place.
Using Sony's first dual-band wireless system (2.4 and 5 GHz), the base station transmits video content to the touch-panel screen--there's no mouse required. The set delivers stable video and audio signals without interference from other 2.4 GHz devices such as microwave ovens and cordless phones. Internet and TV content arrives from the base station by way of secured device authentication and encryption technology, making the system perfect for Internet surfing in WiFi hotspots and via Ethernet ports found in hotels, airports, and other locations.

The innovative system employs the IEEE 802.11a/11g protocol for a wide selection of transmission channels, and it switches the channel automatically to minimize monitor interference across a range of up to 100 feet from the base station. The 802.11a/g standards support a higher bit rate than the conventional 802.11b standard, helping the set maintain stable, high-quality video images. The LocationFree TV also uses advanced QoS (Quality of Service) technology, which delivers extra bandwidth security for reliable audio/video transmissions, even in high-traffic wireless environments.

Faroudja's DCDi (Directional Correlation Deinterlacing) is a video algorithm designed to eliminate the jagged edges along diagonal image lines resulting from video interpolation. DCDi monitors image edge transitions and fills in the gaps between frames.

The LF-X1 is a multitasking chameleon. It weighs around 5 pounds and includes angled-line correction circuitry for smoothing out jagged lines; motion-adaptive I/P conversion circuitry for improving fast-moving action scenes; and a digital-audio amplifier for crisp sound with minimal distortion. It also features picture-in-picture capability and an audio/video input for connecting to a camcorder, game console, DVD player, or other entertainment device.

The LocationFree TV autoselects the strongest wireless signal so you get the best transmission wherever you're watching.
When the base station and the wireless monitor are each connected to the Internet through your existing ISP, you can easily and quickly access the Web, exchange e-mail, and shop online using the onscreen keyboard. It can also morph into a digital photo album, displaying custom slide shows from its built-in memory or from Memory Stick media, which plugs into a dedicated flash-memory port.

Filling the role of an intuitive graphical use interface (GUI), the onscreen universal remote and onscreen keyboard heighten the LocationFree TV's uniqueness and versatility. Sony's GUI simplifies navigation of all aspects of the set. You can even use the screen itself as a remote to switch from channel to channel or from function to function. (A USB port facilitates hookup of an optional physical keyboard.)

The base station houses an Ethernet port for broadband compatibility and 2 video inputs for audio/video components and other peripherals (S-video, composite-video). There's also IR blaster for added control and convenience and a USB port for connecting to an optional analog (dial-up) modem.

What's in the Box
TV, base station, a quick-start guide, an IR blaster, a rechargeable battery pack, an instruction manual, and a stylus. ... Read more

Features

  • 12.1-inch TFT SVGA LCD monitor with touch panel and 800 x 600 native pixel resolution; 14.4 x 9.5 x 1.3 inches (W x H x D) monitor only
  • Dual-band wireless A/V transmission using 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g IEEE protocols; autoselects for the best signal
  • 3D digital comb filter, cross-color suppressor, noise reduction, 3:2 pulldown reversal, and motion adaptive IP conversion
  • Internet function, mail function, photo album, hand drawing function, Memory Stick slot, stereo speakers
  • Universal onscreen A/V remote commander controls most major brands of A/V components; supplied IR blaster wirelessly controls A/V components

34. Sony VAIO VGN-A250 15.4" Notebook PC (Intel Pentium M Processor 725 (Centrino), 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Double Layer Drive)
list price: $1,999.99
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Asin: B0002XUXBG
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Sony CE
Sales Rank: 13
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The Basics
Striking a smart balance between today's most desirable notebook attributes--versatility, size, price, and battery life--the Sony VAIO VGN-A250 notebook PC is a sophisticated solution for computer users on the go. Like Sony's state-of-the-art VAIO VGN-A290 but with slightly downgraded power, a smaller display, and a more appealing price tag, the VAIO VGN-A250 is so compact and battery-efficient that you can take it virtually anywhere, yet it features top-end amenities such as double-layer DVD burning, smooth 3-D graphics, and a spacious 80 GB hard drive. If you generally work in an unplugged environment but need more resources and features than you'll find in most ultralightweight notebooks, the VAIO VGN-A250 may well be in your future.

Sony Series A Display Sizes


The VGN-A290 features a 17-inch screen.

Processor
At the heart of any computer lies the CPU (or processor), a massive collectionof miniature transistors that governs the speed and power of the entireunit. Some of today's notebooks are equipped with high-end CPUs on parwith those found in top-of-the-line desktop PCs, while others are quickenough only for basic duties such as word processing, e-mail, and the like.The VAIO VGN-A250 is equipped with an Intel Pentium M 725 processor operatingat 1.6 GHz. This is one of three components that comprise Intel's efficientCentrino system (the others being a specialized Intel chipset and integratedwireless support). Centrino-equipped notebooks are generally smaller,easier on the batteries, and more versatile than their non-Centrino counterparts.This particular CPU is part of Intel's upgraded Pentium M lineup, featuringan amazing 2 MB of Level 2 cache for extremely fast access to recentlyopened data and a fast 400 MHz front side bus to help reduce data-streamingbottlenecks. Though its raw clock speed is not on par with that of a high-endIntel Pentium or AMD Athlon, this CPU will easily handle most every mobiletask while at the same time improving battery life. Moreover, Sony hasequipped the system with solid graphics support and adequate memory--two components vital to overall performance.

Memory
Computers typically store information on their hard drives, but they keepfrequently and recently accessed data in random access memory (RAM) forfaster retrieval. More RAM means more efficient computing, superior multitasking,and less strain on your hard drive. The VAIO VGN-A250 incorporates 512MB of RAM. This is considered a standard allotment for high-end notebooks,delivering solid multitasking and few slowdowns during ultracomplex tasks.


The VGN-A250 features a 15.4-inch screen.

Video
CPUs are usually so busy doing basic calculations that they need help translatingvisual output to the screen. This is the duty of the graphics card (orgraphics controller). This system's graphics controller is an ATI Mobility Radeon9200 with 64 MB of dedicated video RAM. Dedicated video memory is far preferableto shared video memory (where the graphics controller appropriates a portionof the main system memory), and this 64 MB allotment is considered plenty for3-D graphics, midlevel 3-D animation packages, and even some of the latest 3-D games.

Display
The VAIO VGN-A250's 15.4-inch WXGA display may be smaller than the 17-inchmonsters found in today's top-of-the-line notebook displays, yet it'slarger than that of most notebooks and even some desktops. Furthermore,its widescreen format is perfectly tailored to the aspect ratio favoredby DVD movies. It's highly sophisticated, too, sporting Sony's new XBRITEtechnology for better contrast and a brighter picture, and a crisp 1,280x 800 maximum resolution.

Hard Disk
At a spacious 80 GB, the enclosed hard drive is a welcome perk for thosewho need to operate a broad range of applications and also keep a largelibrary of space-gobbling music or multimedia files.

Audio
The unit is equipped with integrated stereo speakers and an audio amplifier.

 

Dimensions When Closed

Other Series A Computers

SonyVAIO VGN-A290
1.70 GHz Pentium M
1 GB RAM
100 GB HD

Sony VAIO VGN-A250
1.6 GHz Pentium M
512 MB RAM
80 GB HD

Optical Drive
An optical drive is essential in today's computing environment. A CD-ROM driveallows you to install CD-based applications and play music CDs. A CD-RW driveadds CD burning, so you can also back up your important files to long-lastingdiscs and create personalized music CDs. With a DVD-ROM drive you can watchDVD movies. And with a DVD-RW drive, you can write home movies to durablediscs and archive files to DVDs, which boast more than seven times the storagecapacity of CDs. Some drives allow you to do a combination of all of thesetasks. This system features a DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW Drive, with whichyou can do all of the above. The drive also supports today's hot new double-layer DVD format that effectively doubles the capacity of typical DVDs.

Keyboard and Controls
You'll control your notebook via an 82-key keyboard and a standard electrostatictouchpad.

Connectivity and Expansion
The VAIO VGN-A250 features a bevy of connectivity facilities, including a 56Kmodem for low-speed dialup Internet and e-mail access, a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TXEthernet port for high-speed wired networking and Internet, and an integrated IntelPRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection (802.11b/g) for cord-free e-communicationat home, at the office, or on the road at a public hotspot. Other keyamenities include high-speed USB 2.0 ports for plug-and-play devices such asexternal drives and digital cameras, an IEEE 1394 FireWire port (commonly usedfor quick data uploads from digital camcorders), and the usual impressive Sonyroster of audio and video ins and outs.

Operating System and Software
Sony will install Microsoft's Windows XP Home Edition operating system, a varietyof productivity and business applications, and a broad range of digital photo,audio, and video utilities.

Dimensions and Weight
Many of today's most powerful notebooks are also the largest, weighing ten ortwelve pounds or more and therefore too big and cumbersome for extensive, continuoustraveling. These are often referred to as "desktop replacements".On the other extreme are "thin and lights" or "ultraportables",super-miniaturized units that are typically less powerful than their largerbrethren but weigh as little as two pounds and often fit comfortably insidea large purse. The VAIO VGN-A250 is just below today's median at 7.3 pounds and14.7 by 10.9 by 1.7 inches. ... Read more


35. Sony KV27FS120 27" FD Trinitron WEGA Flat Screen TV
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B00006HMD8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1706
Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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Sony's KV-27FS120 27-inch WEGA television is a CRT (cathode-ray tube) set that's both stylish and feature-packed. A silver cabinet houses a flat-screen Trinitron picture tube that cuts down on glare and minimizes image distortion. A host of technologies ensure vivid, distortion-free viewing.

One of the coolest features is the KV-27FS120's 16:9 enhanced mode, which delivers maximum picture quality by concentrating all viewable scan lines within a letterboxed image--wasting none of its horizontal resolution on rendering the black bars that border a widescreen image.

Velocity modulation (selectable: off, high, low) improves the definition at picture edges, creating sharper images by slowing the CRT beam's horizontal scanning during demanding work--say, when rendering transitions from light to dark parts of an image--and speeding it up when scanning easily rendered sections, like broad dark areas. The set's three-line digital comb filter further enhances resolution by removing blurred edges between colors and reducing dot crawl (tiny, moving dots of color along a sharp color separation in a vertical line, as in a depiction of a character's striped T-shirt).

Top-of-the-line component-video inputs minimize digital and line-scan artifacts from compatible video sources, while standard composite- and S-video inputs accommodate all DVD players. You can choose between a set of rear AV inputs and a set of front AV inputs for extra convenience when hooking up a camcorder or gaming console. A rear AV output offers both fixed and variable-level analog audio outputs for hookup with, for instance, both a VCR and a surround receiver. You can label the set's video inputs and channels for easy selection.

The set produces stereo audio with 10 watts per channel. Its fine-pitch aperture grill allows more electrons to reach the screen surface, while a high-precision deflection yoke guides the electrons accurately for bright, clear images. A headphone jack lets you listen in private. Other video technologies include auto white balance, Dynamic Picture Processor circuitry, tilt correction, Trinitone color temperature control, and vertical aperture compensation.

What's in the Box
TV, remote control, remote batteries, warranty information, and user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 27-inch direct-view CRT television with flat, high-contrast FD Trinitron picture tube; 30.25 x 23.25 x 19.63 inches (W x H x D)
  • Digital comb filter enhances resolution by removing blurred edges between colors and reducing dot crawl
  • Component-, composite-, S-video, and RF video inputs accommodate nearly any video source
  • Clear Edge VM wideband velocity modulation improves the definition at picture edges
  • 10 watts per channel x 2; includes Steady Sound auto volume control with BBE sound enhancement and SRS 3D audio effect (simulated surround sound)

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars To Previous Post
To the previous poster: The V-compression mode should not "squish" your picture anymore than it would normally in 16:9 mode unless the DVD your watching isn't ANAMORPHIC or "Enhanced for wide screen TVs".

What V-compression does (using ANAMORPHIC discs) is that it takes the resolution that would normally be used in projecting the black bars on the top and bottom of the TV screen and adds this to the resolution of the actual film image so you get more resolution. A sharper and more film-like image just as you would get if you use a widescreen TV. What you see as "black bars" then is just those portions of your screen being "off".

Personally, I'm very happy with this set. You get a lot of features and a great image for the price and size. And with the custom matching stand it just looks great in any small to medium sized room! The only negative I've encountered is the weight. Very heavy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Value for the Money
I highly recommend this TV. It may be a little more pricey than equivalently equipped televisions from other manufacturers but the Sony quality shines through. The picture is fabulous and even without a home theater set up the sound is great. I spent the extra money for good cables and hooked my DVD player up through the component Video and the picture is great. It is almost like seeing "The Fellowship of the Ring" in the Theater. Also the 16:9 aspect ratio is great for those items that aren't in Widescreen format. It gives them a real widescreen feel. All in all this is the best electronics purchase I have made in years.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best small/med non HDTV with clean 16:9 mode for DVDs
I've had a slew of uninspiring 19 inch conventional televisions, so this Sony 27 inch is practically perfect in size, picture quality, and function. No, this is no HDTV and when viewing cable and tv shows, you can easily see more graininess and lines than an HDTV if you do a direct comparison, but for a conventional TV, it still is the best that I have seen.

The picture is sharp, clear, and lively when you sit close and from afar. Colors are saturated, but not overly so- the result is pleasing to my eyes and I enjoy watching it. The biggest feature in my mind is the 16:9 mode. This mode allows the TV to use all of its resolution for widescreen viewing, making it a mini 25-26" widescreen. In this mode, I cannot see any lines and the picture is clean and vivid. Watching widescreen DVDs in this mode is so rich and clean- I cannot describe it- I swear it is close to HDTV, but in tiny form, but the clarity and resolution are still very high- Finding Nemo is very sharp and there are no lines visible to my eyes.

There are some downsides that I have noticed- Even though this is a flatscreen, the glass has some distortions and lines are not perfectly straight. This is normal in all tubed TVs. Also, for this basic model, the 16:9 mode is activated in a menu so it takes like five button presses to get to turn it on. The sound quality is improved, but you still need a surround system to get full sound. As another reviewer has said, to turn off the TV sound (to use your own surround sound), you have to go through a menu. I think the more expensive versions have direct buttons for these features.

Dudes, you know how important a TV is when you get home and just want to veg- HDTV is great, but costly and not really ready for anything other than basic TV channels and DVDs. If you are watching regular non HDTV channels on an HDTV, you will need a 34" widescreen to get the same conventional 27" picture. For the price, I'd rather get this TV now and wait for HDTV when it matures (in about 2006). The 27 inch TV is perfect for a small apartment or a large bedroom. At a viewing distance of 6-7 feet, it feels intimate, but not "large." This TV is the cream of the crop in its class and provides entertainment without digging a large HDTV hole in your wallet.

3-0 out of 5 stars broke down less than 2 month
The picture tube went less than 2 month. This unit is made in Mexico.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but flawed
I was looking for a good 27" TV and of course everyone mentions the Sony.

Not a Sony fan, I see them resting on their name more than anything these days, but I figured I'd give it a shot.

Hooked it up - Component DVD, S-video gaming, antenna.. all of it. First things first, clarity is really good. I went from a blurry as heck 25 to a pretty crisp 27. Nice. Games looked outstanding. DVDs looked.. well.. wrong.

I bought the TV because it had 16:9 mode. Great, I love anamorphic dvds. Turned the option on in my dvd player, turned 16:9 on with the tv.. Hmm, it doesn't look right for some reason. I checked online and it is a known issue that the sonys oversqueeze the picture. And we're not talking a mm or so, we're talking over an inch. So a 2.35:1 movie was more like a 2.45:1 or 2.5:1. Something that was grossly distorted. Soo, I had to break into the service menu, grab some measuring tape, and used a setup disc to make a circle, well, circular. Something Sony obviously couldn't do. Flaw one, but fixable.

I tried watching the Simpsons on this Tv - not a good idea. Homer is Yellow, not orange. People don't all have sunburns on TV. I tried fixing the colour and it got to the point where to make skin tones look even tolerable, everything else had a noticeable drop in saturation. Checked online, surprise surprise, red push for sony tvs. Only on the newer FS100s they've changed the registers in the service menu, so good luck finding out exactly what to change because it's not what it used to be. Flaw 2, not quite fixable.

Then there was the geometry. Images shouldn't bend out near the top few inches. Also, when I was playing games there was major distortion in games that had letterboxed cutscenes - to the point where it looked like the few inches between the blackness of the letterbox and the bright scene resembed a scrambled cable station. NOT good. Flaw 3, I didn't even want to try to fix it.

Took the thing back. From what I've read, it's definitely common enough that I didn't want to bother with another Sony. Maybe I'm picky, but for 400 bucks I deserve to be. ... Read more


36. Sony SDM-HS95P/S 19" LCD Monitor (Silver)
list price: $699.99
our price: $699.99
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Asin: B0007SM8R8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 16768
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Get phenomenal performance from Sony exclusive display technologies.

The Sony SDM-HS95P/S digital display is perfect for computer enthusiasts, computer power-users and computer gamers who want high-speed performance, style and value from a personal display. Exceptional for home video editing and multimedia entertainment applications and ideal for everyday computing.

The SDM-HS95P/S digital display gives you the high-speed edge you want for gaming, video and multimedia. Images are responsive and sharp whether you’re using your PC for gaming, watching video or everyday computing. XBRITE™ LCD Technology intensifies images to give you eye-popping brilliant video. Digital inputs provide smooth, distortion-free clarity.

Features:

  • Phenomenal performance
    You'll get a high-performance computer display that is based on Sony's award-winning television technology.
  • Enhanced personal computing
    Images come alive with high brightness, exceptional contrast and incredibly fast video response time making this display stand out for multimedia, video and high-speed uses.
  • Sony Exclusive Technologies
    XBRITE™ LCD Technology optimizes brightness, color, clarity and viewing angle while ErgoBright™ technology optimizes brightness for any lighting condition to reduce eyestrain.
  • Streamlined profile
    The slender rising design blends seamlessly into any space, helping it look modern, organized and clutter-free.
  • Analog and Digital Inputs
    Dual inputs ensure compatibility with today’s analog and digital systems. Ready for digital computer systems when you’re ready to transition.
  • Versatile and easy to use
    Connect and go! Sony's automatic image adjustment feature optimizes your display's performance instantly. Wall mountable. Macintosh® and PC compatible.
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Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year warranty
  • 1,280 x 1,024 maximum resolution, 0.294 mm dot pitch
  • Analog and digital DVI inputs; 12 ms pixel response
  • 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles
  • XBrite technology, 550:1 contrast ratio; 400 cd/m2 of brightness

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great monitor but not worth 5 stars
This is the top of the line as far as LCD's go, but you are still paying something extra for the "Sony" name as with all sony products.For one thing, even though it has an EXCEPTIONAL response time in games(for an LCD) thier are a few image rips in animation when moving or looking up/down in a FPS or like game.Cut scenes in Knights of the OLd Repub II aren't bad even on 'auto' light but the game has a few moments when walking that can get on your nerves such as turns skipping a few frames and it is not tollerable on the regular connector.DVI is marginally better at handling this because of increased frequency but you can only go to 60 hz refresh(though on LCD"s it is not noticeable as on CRTs but still hurts the eyes over time.)By the way no other LCD COMES WITH a DVI cable that I know of except this one and that is the main reason to buy it.Sony patents everything though so you need to reorder a SONY DVI cable(not an off brand) if this one goes out or your warrenty is void.No DVI cables of any kind can be ordered on this site at this time.They are almost impossible to find in most local stores and some sales people don't even know what you are talking about.I would highly recommend this monitor for its DVI cable and also for the performance to the avid gamer despite the video flaws when running or turning because it is hardly noticeable on DVI mode.The 60hz and lack of a solid driver is negotiable, but I just put mine in the far back of my corner hutch so it won't hurt my eyes.19"(diagonal) is big enough to see at a distance of four feet or more.Insidently, it is actually 19" unlike the CRT equivalent which is only 18".You get what you pay for and with this you get alot, but you also get the Sony logo and a lousy refresh rate, otherwise a top notch product for internet, office or even games of any kind.12 ms respones also makes it good for CAD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Display
I couldn't be happier with this monitor.The color and contrast are very good, the best I've seen so far.The speed seems to be very fast, no blurs.
The first one I ordered from Amazon had one green pixel stuck on, very irritating on the eyes.I contacted Amazon and they arranged a home pick-up, shipped the second one overnight and did not charge anything for the shipping costs. This monitor has no bad pixels.I love it! and Amazon too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible!
You will be spoiled forever once you see this LCD monitor in person.If you use the computer a lot like I do - a clear, sharp display is an amazing thing - which I've never had until now that I own this LCD display.

After looking and comparing many monitors I purchased this one even though it was slightly more in cost than others.The reason I purchased this LCD display was because after comparing apples to apples with the display images produced by all monitors I was looking at - this one stood out very quickly.

This monitor has a technology called XBrite as well as a glassy looking screen which makes you think at first you will see a glare - but it's just the opposite.Not only do you not see a glare but it totally makes the words and images pop out of the display.

The clarity and sharpness provided by this display are just simply incredible.It is worth every extra penny you pay for it.It also has a $50 rebate right now.

Once you have a display such as this you'll never want to go back to the more traditional monitors that don't have the XBrite technology or go back to the ones that have the antiglare screens (which I can now see now after having this display that does not have the antiglare screen - that the monitors that do have the antiglare screens only take away from the clarity of the image you see on the screen!).

This LCD display I know has many technologically advanced features I can't begin to talk about as my main concern was the ease of being able to view words on the monitor but I'm sure the product review above goes into all that it has.

See this LCD display before deciding on an LCD display!!It's a must see!You won't regret making this purchase! ... Read more


37. Sony PremierePro SDM-P234/B 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)

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Asin: B0002II7QE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1418
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The Sony SDM-P234/B 23-inch flat panel display is designed for maximum viewing impact and versatile performance. It boasts a high 1,920 by 1,200 resolution (widescreen), a sharp 500:1 contrast ratio, and 250 nits of brightness. The P234/B features both analog and digital interfaces for connectivity to a broad range of peripheral devices and workstations.

Featuring a 16:9 widescreen format, the SDM-P234 provides a generous screen size, great for viewing any graphic-intensive applications, from detailed spreadsheets to multi-page graphic design applications, surfing the net and, of course, watching your favorite movies.

With Sony's ErgoBright technology, the SDM-P234/B offers an easy-to-use brightness control system that lets you maintain contrast and color fidelity in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, the monitor provides a switchable ambient light sensor that automatically self-adjusts display luminance according to the changing environment, a feature that's sure to be appreciated by architects, designers, and engineers.

The SDM-P234/B includes support for optional arm or wall mounting, is PC and Mac compatible, and comes backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
SDM-P234/B, detachable base, AC power cord, DVI-D video cable, HD15 (RGB) video cable, audio signal cable, Windows and Macintosh monitor information, utility disc, instructions, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Native Resolution - 1920x1200
  • Contrast Ratio - 500 - 1 (maximum)
  • Response Time - 16ms (rise/fall)
  • Pixel Pitch - 0.258mm

38. Sony DVP-FX701 Portable DVD Player with 7" LCD
list price: $599.99
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Asin: B0002HRBS0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1039
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Finally, a way to turn downtime into prime time. Sony's stylish, slender DVP-FX701 offers a 7-inch widescreen TFT liquid-crystal display whose 16:9 aspect ratio matches that of your favorite feature films. Built-in stereo speakers offer virtual surround for a more spacious effect, and the unit plays CDs, too--leave the screen down, plug your headphones in, and crank it up (but not too loud). The DVP-FX701's 3-hour lithium-ion battery ensures uninterrupted viewing of all but the longest movies, and an included AC power adapter lets you watch from the hotel room--you can even plug it into a TV on the road or at home through the unit's minijack S-video and composite-video outputs.

Use the player to listen to your MP3 CDs and to view slideshows of your most recent or most precious digital photos--perfect for those infrequent visits to mom and dad. A compact remote control affords ready access to the device from up to several feet away, and its brushed-aluminum finish lends an air of refined elegance.

Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio output (through a .125-inch minijack-to-Toslink optical cable, not supplied) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. The outputs are switchable as AV inputs, too, in case you want to use the screen as a monitor for a camcorder or video-game device.

The resume feature automatically restarts playback from the point where you last stopped a disc. The model measures a mere 7.4 inches in length and 5.9 inches wide and a mere inch thick (without the battery). Headphones are not included.

What's in the Box
DVD player, remote control (RM-D163A), 2 AA batteries, one 7.4V lithium-ion battery, an RCA-to-minijack analog audio/composite-video interconnect, an AC adapter, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 7-inch TFT LCD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio to match the dimensions of your favorite movies
  • Includes built-in stereo speakers with simulated surround sound; plays DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, MP3 CD, and JPEG image CD
  • Dolby Digital and DTS passthrough with optical digital-audio output
  • Rechargeable battery with 3-hour playback ensures uninterrupted viewings of 1 to 2 movies; includes remote control, AC power adapter
  • Measures 5.9 x 1.55 x 7.4 inches (W x H x D) with battery

39. Sony KV32FS120 32" FD Trinitron WEGA Flat Screen TV
list price: $699.99
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Asin: B0002FO3JC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2579
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Sony's high-value KV-32FS120 32-inch WEGA television packs a wealth of video technologies that guarantee sharp, vivid pictures from a range of sources. The set's FD (flat display) Trinitron WEGA flat-screen technology delivers high image accuracy, wide viewing angles, and corner-to-corner detail with no geometric image distortion. The visually flat FD Trinitron tube minimizes annoying glare from light sources, enhancing contrast. Squares are square, straight lines appear straight, and circles are truly circular.

One of the KV-32FS120's coolest features is its 16:9 enhanced mode, which delivers maximum picture quality by concentrating all viewable scan lines within a letterboxed image--wasting none of its horizontal resolution on rendering the black bars that border a widescreen image.

Clear Edge VM wideband velocity modulation improves definition at picture edges, creating sharper images by slowing the CRT (cathode-ray tube) beam's horizontal scanning during demanding work--say, when rendering transitions from light to dark parts of an image--and speeding it up when scanning easily rendered sections, like broad dark areas.

The set's digital comb filter removes blurred edges between colors and reduces dot crawl (tiny, moving dots of color along a sharp color separation in a vertical line, as in a depiction of a character's striped T-shirt), while magnetic quadra-pole technology reduces "beam spot" distortion and improves corner-to-corner focus and picture sharpness.

Program Palette presets offer combinations of picture settings engineered to make the most of specific entertainment types. Settings include vivid, standard, movie, and sports. Channel fix lets you select a specific TV channel (3, for example) for cable box reception. Then you can control a compatible cable box via the TV remote without inadvertently changing the TV from Channel 3.

Top-of-the-line component-video inputs (Y/PB/PR) minimize digital and line-scan artifacts from compatible video sources, while standard composite- and S-video inputs accommodate all DVD players. A coaxial RF input accepts a feed from an antenna or an older VCR or cable box. Choose from 2 sets of rear AV inputs and a set of front AV inputs for extra convenience when hooking up a camcorder or gaming console. A rear AV output offers fixed-/variable-level analog audio outputs for hookup with a surround receiver.

The set produces stereo audio and BBE sound enhancement with 10 watts per channel through built-in speakers.

Other video technologies include auto white balance (which establishes the picture's tint, or hue, by adjusting sensitivity to red, green, and blue light, resulting in truer whites), Dynamic Picture Processor circuitry, tilt correction, Trinitone color temperature control, and vertical aperture compensation (which sharpens picture definition and edge detail on the vertical plane). You can label the set's video inputs and channels for easy selection.

What's in the Box
TV, RM-Y195 remote control, remote batteries, a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • 32-inch Sony WEGA television with FD Trinitron screen; 35.4 x 27.4 x 22.6 inches (W x H x D)
  • 16:9 enhanced mode delivers maximum picture quality by concentrating all viewable scan lines within a letterboxed image
  • Stereo speakers with 10 watts per channel; SteadySound auto volume control and BBE sound enhancement
  • Component-, composite-, S-video, and RF connections accommodate a range of video components
  • Digital comb filter enhances resolution by removing blurred edges between colors and reducing dot crawl

40. Sony CMTHPX9 Microsystem
list price: $230.00
our price: $179.99
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Asin: B0001LD00A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 3355
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The CMTHPX9 microsystem from Sony gives you everything you need to have a great home stereo instantly. The CMTHPX9 comes ready to play with a central component that combines a receiver with a 5-disc CD changer and a cassette deck. The CMTHPX9 package also includes two speakers. In addition to audio CDs, the CMTHPX9 allows you to enjoy MP3s in your stereo as well.

The 1-bit digital-to-audio converter reproduces a warm, natural sound from your CDs, making you feel like you were there when the music was recorded. The 5-disc changer can play prerecorded audio CDs as well as audio CD-Rs, CD-RWs and MP3 files. You can program the CMTHPX9 to play CDs one by one, at random, or in your own track order. With the remote and the front-panel controls, you can easily skip, sample, and repeat tracks. With the play exchange feature, you never have to stop the music to add new CDs into the changer.

Wake up to your favorite music or radio station with the CMTHPX9's timer feature. You can also use it as a sleep timer that shuts off automatically as you fall asleep listening to music. The AM/FM radio allows you to preset 20 FM and 10 AM stations. The cassette deck on the CMTHPX9 automatically synchs with the CD player to make recording from CDs easy.

You can easily connect an additional component like a VCR or DVD to the CMTHPX9 with an analog RCA-type input. The CMTHPX9's 3-way speakers have an output of 80 watts per channel, and feature a 4.75 inch woofer drivers, 2 inch mid-range drivers, and .75 inch tweeter drivers. A headphone jack is also featured.

What's in the Box
Audio component, two speakers, speaker wire, FM wire antenna, remote control, two AA batteries, owner's manual ... Read more

Features

  • Stereo receiver with 5-disc CD changer, tape deck, AM-FM, and two speakers
  • Plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, mini-CDs, and MP3s; sleep and recording timers
  • Analog RCA input, headphone jack; 80-watt per channel 3-way bass reflex speakers
  • Change discs while playing; repeat, random, and program CD play; 30 radio presets
  • Measures 7.7 x 10.6 x 16 inches (W x H x D)

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