Today Sony unveils the Z5500 equipped with Sony’s Motionflow 200Hz technology.
The Sony Z5500 is the successor to first 200 Hz LCD-TV series, Z4500. Z5500 sports the Motionflow 200Hz technology as well as a refinement and development of the old Bravia Engine 2 (BE2). The new engine is called Bravia Engine 3 and should ensure better picture quality. BE3 has also been incorporated in the W5500 series that we have already reviewed.
Sony says that they have taken the ‘Draw the LINE’ design concept one step further making the Z5500 as minimalistic as possible.
- “The unique blend of advanced technology and leading design showcased in the BRAVIA Z5500 means that you can enjoy crystal-clear, amazingly smooth fast-moving images with Motionflow 200Hz, along with atmospheric sound from the HT-CT500 home theatre speaker”, says Hiroshi Sakamoto, Vice President, TV Marketing Europe. “We design our TVs to ensure that they contain the latest features and advanced technology, bringing the real world to your living room for a truly realistic and immersive viewing experience, without any compromise to look and feel.”
Other technical features include the AppliCast internet access with widgets such as an RSS reader (that we hope has been improved compared to the one in W5500), wired DLNA, Bravia Sync, XMB menus and a USB port. The Z5500 also comes equipped with CI Plus interface and mpeg4 support.
Sony also says that by incorporating energy saving innovations, the Z5500 series consumes 25 to 35% less power on average than comparable 2008 models. These features include an auto shut-off function, which means the BRAVIA Z5500 will automatically enter standby mode (less than 0.19W) if no input signal or operation is carried out over a set period of time.
The Sony Z5500 will be available in three screen sizes; 40-inch, 46-inch and 52-inch with the respective model numbers KDL-40Z5500, KDL-46Z5000 and KDL-52Z5500. No prices yet.