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Sony's name for their televisions based on the FD Trinitron picture tube. 2001 US models include the 12,16,26 and XBR lines. It's written Wega in all the articles I've seen as well as on Sony's own site and marketing materials (the logo is more like one 'V' with another faded 'V' to its right) but pronounced 'Vega'

Wega 12- Series
Available in 13", 20" and 24" sizes
4:3 Aspect Ratio
3 line comb filter
S-Video, composite and RF/CATV inputs

Wega 16- Series
Available in 27", 32" and 36" sizes
4:3 Aspect Ratio with 16:9 Ennhanced Mode
3D comb filter
2 tuner PIP
Component, S-Video, composite and RF/CATV inputs

Wega 26- Series
Available in 32" and 36" sizes
4:3 Aspect Ratio with automatic 16:9 Ennhanced Mode
3D comb filter
Infrared wireless headphones
2 tuner PIP
Component, S-Video, composite and RF/CATV inputs

Wega XBR Series
Available in 32" and 36" sizes
HDTV compatible (1080i and 480p naitive scanning modes)
Progressive Scan DVD compatible
Line Doubling / Digital Reality Creation
4:3 Aspect Ratio with automatic 16:9 Ennhanced Mode
3D comb filter
2 tuner PIP
HD ready Component, S-Video, composite and RF/CATV inputs


These sets are the best consumer direct view screens that money can buy, and they sure do cost a pretty penny. The basic 13" goes for $280 while the top of the line XBR 36" goes for $2500. For comparison an el cheapo 13" can be found for about $70 and a 36" for $600, but you don't get the flat tube, designer case and other features. It seems that Sony's monopoly on the flat tube market is going away as Philips and Panasonic come out with their own designs which should drive prices down to a more reasonable level.

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