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Sony Multisystem LCD & Plasma TV

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Sony Multisystem TV - LCD, LED & Plasma TV's

Sony produces a variety of TVs with differing screen types and format impossibilities. Sony multisystem TVs were designed to play more than one country's video format, most of these being compatible with PAL, NTSC and SECAM. This is useful for individuals with copies of media intended for sale and use in countries other than their TV was designed for; for instance, a DVD or Blu-Ray marketed in Japan usually wouldn't work on American technologies because of formatting conflicts. Multisystem TVs help eliminate this limitation. Sony offers an extensive variety of these in terms of screen sizes and price ranges. Multisystem TVs are also designed with a built-in voltage converter chip to handle 110-120 or 220-240 volts - a necessary touch on a unit designed for international use.

An example of a Sony multisystem TV is the 42" Bravia smart TV with a built-in WiFi radio, Motionflow XR™ and X-Reality PRO™ technologies on a 1080p LED screen, and the ability to be controlled via smartphone or tablet. It also features an ultra-thin chassis, USB connectivity and an Ethernet port. In essence, multisystem TVs don't make compromises for their extended compatibility - which makes them all the more ideal for people who have collected foreign media and traveled to different countries.

That TV, however, is an LED--not to be confused with LCD. One of the two most essential functions of a TV is its image quality, along with reception. If the reception's perfect but the screen leaves much to be desired, it can be frustrating and an eyesore to watch. A Sony LCD TV - which is less common today in its purest form - offers a well-lit display, but contrast ratios are low and colors would seem faded due to the back-lighting. A Sony LED TV promises energy-efficiency, vibrant colors, reasonable contrast ratios and crisp imagery, but tends to suffer at oblong viewing angles. And finally, a Sony plasma TV - now considered the best type - serves extremely rich contrast ratios and deep-hued imagery, but this type also tends to be expensive and usually sports a glass panel which can lead to glaring and marked smudging, if touched.

The less common Sony LCD TV still exists today as the sporting a 40" 1366x768 WXGA panel, light sensor and multisystem compatibility. Most Sony television sets exist as LEDs, but plasma's are gaining traction as the next step up in television technology. An example of this is the Sony a multisystem with a commendable 50" 1080i plasma display and many of the usual tassels, bells and whistles that come with a modern flat-screen TV.

It can be difficult shopping for a Sony TV. The extensive spectrum of options to choose from can complicate the balance between needs and wants without burning the wallet, too. As the price in plasma screens come down, more people will stick with them - but LEDs are still favorable competition, with most of the strengths of plasma in an affordable unit. The popularity of multisystem TVs has furthermore bridged the gaps and made it easier to choose the right Sony TV without hesitation or second thoughts