Glossary

Glossary

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LAN
(Local Area Network) A communications network that, unlike the Internet, is restricted to a local area (e.g., company networks).
LANC
Interface for data exchange used in controlling video equipment (camcorders, home video recorders and editing computers or controllers). Connection is achieved through a 2.5 mm stereo jack.
LANC Remote
A remote controller that communicates with equipment using the Local Application Control Bus. It provides switchable control functions for home video recorders to enable synchro editing in conjunction with a player.
LANC/Control L
Interface for data exchange used in controlling video equipment (camcorders, home video recorders and editing computers or controllers). Connection is achieved through a 2.5 mm stereo jack.
LCD
LCD, or Liquid Crystal Display, is one of the most popular technologies used on our BRAVIA TVs. Built using two transparent sheets with a clear, crystal liquid between to form pixels, our LCD screen technology creates the sharpest, clearest, brightest image you’ll see on screen. When electricity passes through the LCD screen, it determines the colour of the tiny liquid crystals inside to make whatever you’re watching come to life in vibrant colour. With low light intensity, LCD screen technology reduces glare and enables viewing from tighter angles..
LCD
High quality LCD screen gives a clearer picture with excellent colour, contrast and detail. It’s a great help when you’re framing and reviewing your shots, even outdoors in sunlight.
LCD Display
An information panel that displays data such as counter, date and time, and battery charging.
LCD Projection
A TV projection system providing 16:9 aspect ratio and excellent picture quality.
LCD Response Time
Time it takes for a pixel to turn on or off
LCD Screen
The LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen provides a clear view to replay pictures. Additionally, on Cyber-shot cameras you can use the LCD screen to frame shots. Camera functions and settings are also displayed on the LCD screen.
LCoS
Stands for Liquid Crystal on Silicon. A projection TV display technology that sandwiches a layer of liquid crystal between a cover glass and a highly reflective, mirror-like surface patterned with pixels that sits on top of a silicon chip. These layers form a microdisplay that can be used in rear-projection and front-projection TVs. Manufacturers use different names for their LCoS-based technologies. Sony uses SXRD™.
Lead-In/Lead-Out
Each session starts with a lead-in and ends with a lead-out. The lead-in contains information concerning the initiated session. The lead-out notifies the drive that there will be no further data. In a multi-session, these flags are written several times. All the lead-in and lead-out data is combined in the finalisation routine.
Learning Function
With this function you can “learn” remote control signals of non-preset components or functions.
LED
Light-emitting diode a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it. In most LEDs the light is monochromatic.
LED
Local Dimming (LED) technology creates images that perfectly match the original. It improves colour contrast for greater clarity by using LEDs instead of constantly lit fluorescent (CCFL) tubes. Local Dimming (LED) reacts to what’s happening on screen, and allows the backlight to be turned off in dark image areas. The result is pure, true blacks and a more energy efficient TV.
Lens Shift
In most home cinema projectors, the Lens Shift function adjusts the position of the picture horizontally and vertically (some models only have vertical shift) while still projecting a correctly proportioned image. This function expands the area of projection while keeping the picture quality high. It does this by using the full panel surface and avoiding electrical processing.
Light Sensor
Our innovative power-saving ambient Light Sensor has been introduced on selected BRAVIA TVs. Found in the ‘home’ setting, the sensor detects the ambient light in a room and adapts the picture’s brightness accordingly. As well as making viewing more comfortable, when the set’s light sensor is activated power consumption can be reduced by a further 30%.
Linear Motor Tracking
With the linear Motor Tracking System, the laser moves according to changes in a magnetic field. It provides high speed, accurate position control and is almost completely noiseless and wear-free. Linear Motor Tracking provides precise tracking and fast access to any point of the CD.
Linear PCM
Linear PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is an uncompressed audio technology. Instead of compressing sound data, it simply stores the information as it is, giving you an exact copy of the CD original.
List
Displays the Disc Memo name of each CD or MiniDisc in your autochanger's magazine.
Live Colour
With Live Colour, the images you see on your BRAVIA TV are bright, vibrant and realistic. Reds and greens are notoriously difficult to reproduce on an LCD screen. Live Colour intelligently boosts these colours to produce an image that’s true to life, so you can enjoy clearer, more life-like pictures whether you’re watching a nature documentary or the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
Live Colour Creation
Live Colour Creation is a new Sony technology unique to BRAVIA televisions. It delivers 30% wider colour than conventional LCD technology. This results in a release of far deeper and more accurate tones for stunning colour reproduction, exactly as nature intended. <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>&#160; <p align="center"><img alt="" src="http://www.sony.ie/productcategory/pictures/odw_en_IE/thumbnail/glossary_live_ colour_creation.jpg"></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p align="center">&#160;<span class="capte">Live Colour Creation</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
Local Dimming
Local Dimming (LED) technology creates images that perfectly match the original. It improves colour contrast for greater clarity by using LEDs instead of constantly lit fluorescent (CCFL) tubes. Local Dimming (LED) reacts to what’s happening on screen, and allows the backlight to be turned off in dark image areas. The result is pure, true blacks and a more energy efficient TV.
Logo illumination
When your BRAVIA TV is switched on the logo is softly illuminated. An elegant feature, without being distracting, the logo illumination function can easily be switched off in the BRAVIA menu system.
Long Play
(LP) The process of cutting the tape transport speed by half, in order to double the recording time of the cassette.
Long Play Mode
Doubles the tape’s recording time, so you can record 240 minutes on a 120-minute Video8 PAL tape. For MiniDV and Digital8, the recording time is extended by 50%, i.e., extending a 60-minute MiniDV tape to 90 minutes of recording time.
Long-Time-Recording LP2/LP4
Using ATRAC3 audio compression technology, which offers twice the sound reduction of ATRAC (the traditional MiniDisc audio compression), this function makes it possible to double or quadruple the recording and playback time of the MO-MD.
Loop function
A TV projection system providing 16:9 aspect ratio and excellent picture quality.
Low Power Consumption Mode
This feature allows the reduction of power consumption in stand-by mode for the hi-fi system.
LP mode
'Long Play Mode' uses less tape to record the same amount of data
LPEC
A high-quality audio codec (COder/DECoder) developed by Sony for converting audio voice signals to a digital format. This encoding technology provides an exceptional recording quality.
Luminance
Describes the amount of light that passes through or is emitted from a particular area.