Glossary

Glossary

R


(Reality Regenerator) A picture improvement system producing clear and natural images on your TV screen. The edges of objects, which may be blurred after recording, are restored by the system.
Radio Controlled Clock
The clock time that is automatically set by a LW radio signal transmitted on 77.5 kHz. The radio signal is triggered from an atomic clock, ensuring accurate automatic adjustment of clock time and date, including winter- and summer-time correction.
Radio Display Mode
Radio Display Mode is a feature that enables you to browse through your favourite photos on your BRAVIA TV screen while listening to digital radio. Pre-installed droplet patterns are also available in four colours, to set as your ‘wallpaper’. By combining Radio Display Mode with the Photo View Slideshow Mode you can create your own entertainment with a slideshow of your favourite images.
RAW NR
Image processing that helps suppress grainy 'colour noise' occuring at high sensitivity settings.
RC Time Code
(RCTC) The Rewriteable Consumer Time Code automatically numbers single pictures when they are being taken. It can also be used in retrospect as a code for 8 mm and Hi8 videos.
R-Core
R-Core is a compact and low profile transformer, delivering maximum output and reliability in a compact size.
RDS
(Radio Data System) A system that transmits digital data together with audible FM radio signals. RDS displays the name of a station transmitting an RDS signal, and it will find the strongest signal for that station automatically. Its features include: Program Service Name (PS) -- up to 8 characters of station name information; Traffic Announcement (TA) -- a facility to switch automatically to a traffic information bulletin; Alternative Frequency (AF) -- the automatic selection of stronger signals where more than one exists for the same station; Enhanced Other Network (EON) -- automatic switching to another station for the duration of a traffic announcement; Clock Time (CT) -- setting the correct clock time automatically.
RDS
Radio Data System, is a technology that allows to transmit additional useful information to a tuner or receiver. This Information can be: the station name, an outline of the current programme and/or the current time. RDS is only available on the FM waveband.
Real Colour Processing
Real Colour Processing produces spectacular colour reproduction. It allows specific colours to be fine tuned on screen without changing the whole image. For instance, the blue in a sky can be adjusted without affecting the colour of water, and the green can be brought out in someone’s eyes without a changing the colour of the grass.
Real Imaging Processor
Like the processor in a PC, the Real Imaging Processor is a chip that runs the basic functions of the camera. It controls start-up time, camera operation speed and power consumption. It is responsible for high-quality photos, delivering better colour reproduction and improved signal-to-noise ratio. The processor enables the camera to have a quick start-up time and keeps to a minimum ‘shutter lag’, the delay that occurs between pressing the button and the picture actually being taken.
Rear-projection TV
Typically referred to as "big-screen" TVs, these large-cabinet TVs generally have built-in screens measuring at least 40". Up until a few years ago, all rear-projection TVs used three CRTs to create images. Using CRTs resulted in cabinets that were relatively heavy and bulky — nearly always designed as floorstanding TVs. Newer digital microdisplay rear-projection technologies, like DLP, LCD, and LCoS, make possible the more compact, lightweight "tabletop" big-screen TVs.
Record-Out Selector
Selects the audio signal to be fed to a MiniDisc, DAT or compact cassette. This is a dedicated output that allows another source to be heard over the loudspeakers or headphones.
Reduction Function (Resize)
Enables pictures to be reduced to a smaller size. Ideal for sending pictures via e-mail or for more efficient storage.
Regional Code
The playback management system introduced with DVD Video divides the world into six sales regions and sets region identification for each region on both players and discs. This allows playback of discs only in their applicable region.
REI
Recommended Exposure Index - standard used when calculating a digital camera's sensitivity.
Relay Play
Provides automatic, sequential playing of both cassette sides of drives A and B in a double cassette deck.
Remain
Displays the remaining time on a MiniDisc or DAT.
Renderer
With the Renderer function you can push digital content from any networked device to your BRAVIA TV. This means you can view content directly from your digital camera, mobile phone or PC without a TV controller.
Repeat
(Title, Disc, Program and Shuffle) A number of different repeat functions are provided: single track, the complete disc or a custom-programmed selection. These can be used in combination with the Shuffle Play function.
Repeat A-B
Any passage marked with a starting point (A) and a finishing point (B) can be repeated.
Resize
The resize function allows the reduction of high-resolution images to a lower resolution.
Resolution
The amount of pixels in an image. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be. A VGA resolution (640 x 480) is ideal for small printouts and computer use. XGA (1024 x 768) and SXGA resolutions (1280 x 960) will offer even more detail. A UXGA resolution of 1600 x 1200 approaches photo quality.
Response time
Response time is the amount of time, in milliseconds, it takes for one pixel to go from active (black) to inactive (white) then back to black again. Rapid response times built into BRAVIA TVs and home cinema projectors make the picture seamlessly smoother and crisper.
Response Time
Time it takes for a pixel to turn on or off
Resume Function
Automatic continuation of CD playback at the point where it was stopped.
Reversible Commander
An infrared remote control with two keypads. Side 1 has only the main buttons for everyday use; whereas side 2 has all the functions required for full control of the TV, video recorder or Laser Disc player.
Reversible Learning Commander
Infrared remote control with a memory capable of learning and operating the principal drive functions of video recorders, Laser Disc players and audio devices, including those of other manufacturers.
RGB/S-Video Connection
Highest playback quality is experienced when connecting the RGB output to the TV using an RGB-ready Scart cable, or by using an S-Video connection.
RJ45
The RJ45 is a connector used for hooking up computers and other devices to local area networks (LANs). With RJ45 networking you can control your BRAVIA home cinema projector remotely, and watch any content stored on a networked PC.
RMS Programming Function
Allows users to customise the order in which tracks on a CD are played.
RM-X4S option
A remote control that ensures easy operation and enhanced safety during driving.
Rotating Lens with Optical Viewfinder
The rotating multi-angle lens unit allows a greater array of creative camera angles, simplifying self-portraits and difficult shots. The optical viewfinder allows clear shot composition under extreme lighting conditions when the LCD may be difficult to see. The viewfinder can also be used instead of the LCD to reduce power consumption.
Rotating Multi-Angle Lens
The rotating multi-angle lens unit allows a greater array of creative camera angles, making self-portraits and difficult shots simple.
RS-232C
RS-232C is the interface that your BRAVIA home cinema projector uses to communicate with other serial devices. It means the projector can be quickly and easily integrated into any room control system, allowing you to manage your entertainment exactly as you want.