Sony Bravia VE5 is Watching You, Quietly Judging
Recently Sony announced plans to release the highly energy efficient line of VE5-series Bravia LCD televisions, which will include, among other features, technology that will automatically power down the picture if no organic human life forms are present in the room.
The VE5′s energy-saving Presence Sensor technology will use motion and light sensors to allow the TV to silently watch your every move and wait for its moment to strike. Then when everyone leaves the room it will commence its plan to quietly judge you for your lack of eco-awareness, and turn off its picture.
When you return, the VE5-series TV will turn its picture back on as if you’d never left, ensuring that you are none the wiser of the cold, emotionless consciousness of your appliances.
No word yet on whether the VE5-series will initiate the automated defense protocol if intruders are detected.
The VE5-series will include other energy-saving features as well. A zero-watt standby switch will allow you to manually turn the TV off. This highly advanced technology, inspired by recent advances in light switch technology, cuts the flow of energy to the TV by actually turning off all of its components when the switch is flipped to the “off” position. What will they think of next?
The VE5-series will also automatically change the level of backlighting on its LCD screen depending on the brightness of the room it is in, ensuring that no energy is wasted on unecessary lighting.
And finally, the eco-friendly series of TVs will make use of Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (HCFL) technology, which promises a 40% reduction in energy consumption.
With all of these energy-saving features, the Sony Bravia VE5-series of TVs exceed Energy Star energy-efficiency requirements.
Other features include a USB input, Bravia 2 Engine technology, 24p True Cinema, 4 HDMI inputs, and more.
The VE5-series will be available in 40, 46, and 52 inch models, and will be available this Spring or Summer. No price has been set yet.