Glossary

Glossary

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1 Bit Audio D/A Converter
A Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technique used to convert digital audio data from CD and DVD formats into analogue signals for amplification. This technique results in high-quality audio with a wide dynamic range that retains the characteristics of the original recording.
1 GB Media supplied (156 MB CD-R x 6, CD-RW x 1)
Comes supplied with 6 CD-Rs and 1 CD-RW for more than 1 GB of storage. The CD-RW allows you to format up to 300 times on the same disc. Delivering the same high storage capacity and smoother camera/PC communications as the CD-R, the CD-RW format now makes extended reuse of the same CD a reality.
1.3 effective Megapixel
A digital still photography CCD format that provides an image resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels, and is suitable for Internet, e-mailing and fast printing. The effective number of pixels is a count of the pixels that form the final image. The more pixels a camera has, the more the size of a photo can be increased without losing picture quality.
10 Bit Video D/A Converter
On DVD software, pictures are encoded using MPEG-2 technology in 8 bit resolution. Sony DVD players convert them into 10 bit resolution to minimise digital artefacts and render picture gradations closer to the original movie master.
10 Disc
Indicates a CD autochanger with a capacity of 10 compact discs.
100 Hz
Many common TV signal standards are based on a 50 Hz (or 50 times per second) picture update rate. At this update rate, pictures can display flicker. 100 Hz technology doubles the update rate and removes the flicker so the picture becomes smoother.
100 Hz Digital Plus
A development of 100 Hz technology that ensures a smoother transition from one frame to the next; it also eliminates line flicker.
1080i
The number 1080 relates to 1080 lines of vertical resolution, while the letter i stands for interlaced or non-progressive scan. 1080i is considered to be an HDTV video mode and is often used as shorthand to describe a group of video standards.
1080p
The ultimate HD format – 1080p provides more than 2 million pixels for a smooth high resolution image. Here the 'p' shows that the image employs the progressive or non-interlaced picture-scanning process where all the lines of the image are refreshed by every vertical scan. 1080p is the maximum resolution defined for HDTV use and this format is used for Blu-ray Disc™ ® and PLAYSTATION®3.
10-bit
Standard 8-bit panels normally used for LCD TVs are capable of 256 steps of gradation between colours. The state of the art 10-bit LCD panel technology has been developed by Sony for our latest range of BRAVIA TVs to offer 1024 shades of gradation. This breathes life into everything from skin tones to sunsets so that everything you see is as close to the original as possible.
10bit panel
Standard 8-bit panels normally used for LCD TVs are capable of 256 steps of gradation between colours. The 10bit panel, used by the BRAVIA D3000-Series, offers 1024 shades of gradation. This breathes life into everything from skin tones to sunsets and once again ensures that what you see is as close to the original as possible.
12 bit/32 kHz Audio Mode (2 x Stereo)
In this mode, audio dubbing is available in addition to audio insert. The 1st stereo channel is usually for original sound that is accompanied by video signals. The 2nd stereo channel can be used for audio dubbing of background music, narration or any other sound effect.
12 bit/32 kHz Audio; HCS Hi-Fi and Home Audio
Sound is recorded on 6 audio sectors (= 1/2 frame, 1 stereo channel). 32 kHz sampling frequency allows playback frequency of ca. 16 kHz. The 12 bit mode is mainly used for audio insert and dubbing; additional stereo tracks, e.g., music or voice can be added to the original 6 audio sectors. Total 2 stereo channels (both at 16 kHz playback frequency).
12-volt trigger output
The 12-volt trigger output on the VW series home theatre projectors from Sony enables you to activate a powered screen. An electrical signal is sent out to peripheral devices to power up the projector.
14:9 Mode
Enables a 16:9 TV to display a 14:9 format broadcast to its full potential by expanding the picture until it fills the screen vertically.
15-pin D-sub
The 15-pin D-sub port lets you run films directly from a PC. It’s an electrical connector used in computers that hooks up your home theatre projector to your PC, so you can unleash stored digital content.
16 bit/48 kHz Audio Mode (1 x Stereo)
High-quality sound in DAT or CD quality can be recorded and played back. This 16 bit/48 kHz stereo audio signal is recorded simultaneously with the video signals; its high-quality sound is suitable for recording music programmes.
16:9 Button
This button allows you to set your Sony 16:9 TV into the different 16:9 modes.
16:9 Mode
TV signals coming from Laser Disc or camcorder in squeezed format can also be reproduced on 4:3 picture tubes without any distortion by manually switching to the 16:9 mode. Anamorphic recordings (squeezed recording) from a camcorder or DVD player can be viewed on a 4:3 set with no distortion.