Every generation has something to set them apart. The roaring sixties had dances like the twist and the funky chicken. The seventies were about flower-power and calling things foxy. After moving on from the nineties and their cheesy ballads and boy bands, the two-thousands are all about high-definition everything; ditch out-dated technology and go high-def with a Sony Bravia KDL 32EX600 television for R4799.
Unlike the seventies and eighties, no house is really complete until there’s a television in it; whether it’s for daily soapies, to catch the movies you didn’t get to see at the cinema or just as background noise when you’re messing around on your laptop. While black and white televisions were all well and good in the days before email and you could pick your television based on the size of the room it was going in to – times have changed.
With more features than a Picasso painting, the Sony Bravia EX600 Series was designed to bring superior viewing experiences into your home. Full high-definition at 1080p, which means it has 1080 horizontal lines of vertical resolution; for those who don’t speak geek, it just means the television has better resolution than people on New Year’s Eve. It’s also much smarter than your average box of pixel-display with Ambient Sensor technology to adjust the colour based on your room’s lighting conditions, which is ideal for those who need to hang blankets over the windows to block out the sun when they’re watching movies during the day. Even if you’re not the soapie-type or you don’t have an account at the local DVD store, the television has a built-in USB port to connect external hard-drives – this means that if you happened to catch a video of your boss doing the Charleston at the office party, you can share it in high-definition with your friends and family. It also has connections for Blu-Ray players and Playstations, as well as a slim design that makes it an attractive addition to any lounge.
The 24p True Cinema allows you to recreate the visual clarity of the movies you watch on the big-screen and the Bravia Engine 2 optimises colour and contrast, reduces the noise and gives you a sharp and vibrant picture.
Even if you’re just using your TV to play yoga DVDs, it’s nice to see the poses in life-like clarity.
High-definition fact: 3D television was invented by a man from Toronto, Canada. While eating gourmet sandwiches and watching his favourite sitcom, he found himself wondering what television would be like if the images popped as much as the flavour of his sandwich, and set about trying to create ‘gourmet television’.