Glossary

Glossary

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E Ink®
With its paper-like screen, E Ink® technology is the latest innovation for nonstop viewing on the move. E Ink® allows you to read text and view images without glare from the sun or other bright lights distorting the picture. Used on the Reader Digital Book from Sony, its high resolution screen displays clear and crisp text page after page. With a viewing angle of nearly 180° and extra long battery life, you can enjoy uninterrupted use whether you’re on the train, on the beach or just on the move.
Easy browsing and online sharing
Supplied Picture Motion Browser software helps you browse and manage your image collection. You can also email pictures to friends and family, or upload them easily to sharing sites on the web.
Easy Dubbing
An Easy Tape copy function where synchronisation is provided by the camcorder. Title integration and control of the recorder by infrared signal is also possible.
Easy Handycam
Pressing the Easy Handycam button allows simple 'point and shoot' operation. All the camera settings are automatically controlled to ensure optimum recording and minimal fuss
Easy Preset System
A simplified method of storing stations on portable radios. Preset stations are added by pressing the preset button until a beep signal announces that the station is stored.
Easy Setup
An extremely user-friendly method of setting up and installing a VCR. Instructions are provided on-screen.
Eco Settings
‘Eco Settings’ is our group of energy-saving functions for the BRAVIA TV range. This includes Power Saving, Idle TV Standby, PC Power Management and, for most Series, Light Sensor. Each Eco Setting is easy to access, so saving power (and energy costs) can be achieved with a single touch of a button.
ED Tweeter
Extended Definition (ED) Tweeter. This carbon composite tweeter combines lightness with extreme rigidity and features a frequency range that extends to 70kHz – ideal for listening to Super Audio CDs.
Edge LED
A traditional LED backlight is usually positioned behind the LCD screen display to project onto it. This latest innovation from Sony, Edge LED, places LED lights around the edge of the display screen using an optical sheet. The result is a thinner and more lightweight LCD screen display, for TVs that are easier to move and position anywhere in your home. <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>&#160; <p align="center"><img alt="" src="http://www.sony.ie/productcategory/pictures/odw_en_IE/thumbnail/glossary_edge_ led_003.jpg"></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p align="center">&#160;<span class="capte">Edge LED</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
Edit Function
Allows editing of recordings.
Edit Functions
MiniDisc music tracks can be moved, combined or divided with no quality loss. A title or disc name can also be added.
Edit Search
Review the tape in forward and reverse, without leaving the camera mode.
Edit Window
The edit window is a graphical user interface in combination with the assemble edit function. It shows the start and stop picture of each scene that has been programmed, providing an overview of your recordings.
Editing Computer
Most Sony digital camcorders have an editing computer incorporated into the design. It is possible for up to 20 programmes and scenes to be selected by frame. Connect to a VCR (AV cable or i.LINK™ cable) and you only have to start the copy function. All selected scenes are automatically transferred.
Electrical Viewfinder
A full colour, electronic viewfinder can be used to provide a more familiar, traditional SLR camera-style alternative to using the LCD. The system has full menu display and contains sensors to detect your eye coming closer, and can automatically direct output to the viewfinder when in use. This automatic "either/or" output selection between LCD and viewfinder reduces overall power consumption, extending battery life.
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
An intelligent TV listings guide, with menu systems for programme location (depending on availability of broadcast).
Electronic Shock Protection
CD data read from the disc is held in a temporary memory buffer and read out of the memory continuously. If the laser pickup is disturbed by a shock or vibration, the data is rewritten to this memory avoiding breaks in audio. The advanced G-PROTECTION™ incorporated in new Sony CD-tray-equipped tuners is able to refocus within only 0.5 sec, while an innovative "alpha GEL®" damper absorbs low-frequency vibrations.
Electronic Sound Mode
The capability to select the audio sound you prefer (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Vocal) with the press of a button.
E-Mail
Electronic mail or electronic post. These are text messages that can be sent via the Internet. Other types of data such as images, files and programmes can also be sent via e-mail as attachments.
E-movie
Short movies that can be made in MPEG-1 format. Using a resolution of 160 x 112, you can record up to one minute of video.
End Search
When the End Search function is activated, the tape is run automatically to the end of the last recorded sequence. The final two seconds of this sequence are played back.
Energy Saving Switch
The Energy Saving Switch allows you to completely turn off your BRAVIA TV, reducing energy consumption to zero. When you want to watch TV again, just simply turn it back on, and the TV returns immediately to its previous state, without the hassle of switching the plug on and off.
EON
(Enhanced Other Networks) Extends the Traffic Announcement (TA) function by enabling you to listen to radio stations offering no traffic announcement service without missing current traffic bulletins. When a traffic announcement is broadcast, the EON function switches automatically to the traffic programme of the tuned network.
EPG
An Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) is an on-screen guide to scheduled broadcast television programs. The user is able to to navigate, select, and discover content by time, title, channel, genre etc.
EPG Download (nexTView)
Simply select the programme you want to record in the nexTView menu of your TV and all required information for timer programming is automatically transferred to your VCR.
EPUB eBook
Putting variety and control at your fingertips, EPUB is a new international open standard that offers eBook fans increased interoperability between services and hardware – and Sony’s new Reader is the first dedicated eBook reading device to support it. EPUB ‘reflows’ text, which allows you literally to change font size and page layouts, rather than just ‘zoom in’– giving you the freedom to read books however you feel most comfortable. Reader supports the EPUB format alongside existing eBook formats, such as BBeB and Adobe PDF®. And because it’s an open format, you can also access a huge variety of paid and free content from legitimate third-party eBook stores, websites and even public libraries.
EQ 3 Parametric
Tri band parametric equalizer for optimized individual sound adjustment
EQ3
Integrated 3-band equaliser to precisely adjust the low, mid and high frequencies according to the music genre, visually supported by an equaliser curve on the display. Seven pre-defined settings (presets) can be adjusted individually.
EQ7
Integrated 7-band equaliser for seven defined centre frequencies ranging from 62 Hz to 16 kHz. EQ7 incorporates seven pre-defined settings (presets for different music genres). Each preset (Xplod, Vocal, Club, Jazz, New Age, Rock and Custom) can be adjusted individually to achieve a customised soundfield according to personal preferences.
Equaliser
The equaliser influences the sound reproduction for an individual hearing of music.
Error Correction System
The error correction system ensures optimal playback quality even under difficult data readout conditions.
ESP Function
(Electronic Shock Protection) CD data read from the disc is held in a temporary memory buffer and read out of the memory continuously. The next 10 seconds of the CD data is always stored. If the data flow is interrupted by a shock or vibration, the data is read from the memory so that the sound signal remains undisturbed.
ESP² Function
(Electronic Shock Protection Squared) Ensures very high resistance to shocks for portable CD players without increasing memory capacity. Sound signals are continuously read, even when the data flow is unstable due to shock or vibration. Potential data errors are corrected in memory.
ESPMAX Function
(Electronic Shock Protection MAX) Ensures extremely high resistance to shocks for portable CD and MiniDisc players without increasing memory capacity. Sound signals are continuously read even when the data flow is unstable due to shock or vibration. Potential data errors are corrected in memory.
Ethernet
Ethernet provides a means of implementing a standardised local area network (LAN). It achieves transfer rates of up to 10 MB/s.
Even Brightness Picture
Because of the nature of optical systems, images tend to be darker towards the corners. This feature solves the problem by adjusting the gain in the corners to get a perfectly even image, without increasing noise.
EX Earphones
EX Earphones are a series of compact and lightweight Sony earbud headphones, designed for deep bass and extreme comfort.
ExChange-Mechanismus
Allows CDs to be inserted into the changer while another CD is playing without loss of audio.
Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Semiconductor chip that captures light, turning it into electrical signals. Standing for ‘Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor’, CMOS sensors offer reduced image smear, wider dynamic range and lower power consumption. Exmor™ technology performs on-chip analogue/digital (A/D) signal conversion and two-stage noise reduction for flawless, noise-free images.
Exposure Warning
Ensures you have the right exposure, everytime. The camera detects the exposure level before taking the shot and a warning indication blinks if it's not sufficient.
ExpressCard™
ExpressCard™ technology is the name of a new standard introduced by PCMCIA. The ExpressCard standard delivers thinner, faster and lighter modular expansion to desktop and notebook computer users. Consumers can add hardware capabilities such as memory, wired and wireless communications cards and security devices.
Extendable Snooze
The extendable snooze feature enables you to expand your snooze time from 8 to 60 minutes by repeatedly pressing the snooze button. Each time you press the button, the snooze time is extended by eight minutes. You can reset the snooze time to eight minutes by keeping the button pressed.