Sony TAV-L1


One of Sony?s latest and greatest designs is the upcoming TAV-L1 all-in-one home theatre system. What makes this system unique is the way it integrates a high-definition 32-inch LCD television into its setup.

The TAV-L1 has a motorized unit that houses the audio components of the system and which, at the touch of a button, slides down to reveal the 32? LCD flat panel HDTV. This integrated flat panel display offers viewers a 1366 x 768 resolution, among other features.

The audio unit of the TAV-L1 houses a variety of features and technologies to help home entertainment lovers get the most of their experience. For starters, it includes an integrated slot loading DVD player, two vibration canceling subwoofers, a digital amplifier and front speaker virtual surround sound processing.

Sony TAV-L1
Sont TAV-L1

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Joining this feature set are additional built-ins like HDMI input; Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS processing; illuminated touch panel; 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i video signal support; 200 watts of total audio power (front: 50 (x2), subwoofer: 100); PC video and audio input; S-video input; composite video input; analog audio input; headphone output and an included base stand with an opening for a cable or satellite television box.

The integrated DVD player also supports a wide array of disc formats, including CD, SACD, SVCD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-R/RW, JPEG and MP3 CD. This player, along with the rest of the TAV-L1?s various functions, is controlled via a supplied remote control which has a jog dial.

The TAV-L1, which weighs around 127 pounds and measures 33.75? x 42.125? x 18.375?, comes standard with a black speaker grill. Optional grill color choices to add a little more flair to the TAV-L1?s design include gray, burgundy, green, orange and silver.

More details on the TAV-L1, which will retail for $3,999.95 when it debuts later this year, can be found on Sony?s Web site.