Sony hits us with more BRAVIA HDTVs


Sony might be in the doldrums financially at this moment (who isn’t around the world?), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have new models to tease and tantalize us with. Recently, Sony Electronics has announced a series of additional networked models that boast full High Definition 1920 x 1080 progressive (1080p) resolution, and they will hail from the BRAVIA W-series. These will fall under the economic HDTV option, and you won’t find them to skimp on functionality as they will deliver similar interactive capability compared to the recently announced higher end BRAVIA Z5100 and XBR9 models.

All of these new networked models will come with an Ethernet connection, allowing users to access Sony BRAVIA Internet Video content directly as long as they have a decent broadband connection in the house. This service will definitely benefit those who love everything free, as it offers a wide selection of free and premium movies, TV shows, sports and music. In addition, Sony has partnered with other content providers including Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube, Yahoo!, Sony Pictures and Sony Music among others to add to its level of interactivity. With the help of BRAVIA Internet Widgets (powered by the Yahoo! Widget Engine), you can expand and personalize the experience by interacting with your favorite Internet content – these comprise of Yahoo News, Video, Finance, and Flickr, while indulging in a hash of TV shows.

All three models – the 52″ KDL-52W5100, 46″ KDL-46W5100 and 40″ KDL-40W5100 (diagonal) will come with Motionflow 120Hz technology that is touted to improve sharpness and detail in fast-moving images. They are also powered by Sony’s BRAVIA Engine 3 for a crystal clear picture even when the content is less than ideal for the eyes.

Other features include :-

  • 24p True Cinema
  • XrossMediaBar (XMB) with enhanced 3D favorites menu
  • Internet-powered TV Guide Onscreen
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • BRAVIA Link Compatibility
  • 4 HDMI inputs
  • Single PC, component, composite and S-video inputs

These models will be released this spring.

Press Release

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