Sony are keeping us busy at CES this year aren’t they? We’ve seen new Bloggie mobile cameras as well as new Cybershot models and now we’re being treated to a whole new BRAVIA line up for 2011. Here’s a closer look at Sony’s 3D TV offerings for the year!
All of the new BRAVIA models have integrated Wi-Fi for internet services such as BBC iPlayer without the need for an additional set top box. The HX920 includes Intelligent Peak LED backlighting for a beautiful cinematic picture with deep blacks and boosted white levels, and it looks absolutely stunning.
It supports both 2D and 3D viewing, includes two pairs of 3D glasses for watching TV, and even has Skype built straight in so that you can video call from the TV with the bundled camera and microphone.
There’s also been an improvement to the underlying technology of the BRAVIA line up with the introduction of X-Reality PRO image processing chips in the HX920. The chip helps to sharpen images and claims to be able to boost web video to near HD resolution. You’ll also find Motionflow XR 800 present for smoother images; 800 frames per second will make a huge difference when watching sports broadcasts.
Like the HX920, this model comes with the X-Reality PRO image processing chip to make the most out of standard definition videos. It includes Motionflow technology too, although the XR 400 will deliver 400 frames per second rather than the 800 found in the HX 920.
It comes with an LED Backlit 3D display, which is capable of both 2D and 3D.
The HX720 is an internet enabled model that allows you to make the most out of the X-Reality PRO technology present by watching a slew of videos on the web. It’s LED Backlit, like the HX 820 and 920, and supports both 2D and 3D video with the included glasses.
The motionflow technology in the HX720 is the same as the 820, delivering 400 frames per second for fast paced videos and sports broadcasts.
The NX720 offers an ultra-thin design thanks in no small part to the LED display present on the device. The display can offer both 2D and 3D viewing, so if you have any 3D movies you will be able to watch them in all their glory (with the included glasses of course).
It has Wi-Fi built in, and offers free calls with Skype straight from the TV itself. You’ll have to update the firmware to get this, though, it isn’t there by default!
Finally, the EX720 offers a very similar feature set as the other TVs on the list. It allows you to make calls via Skype for free, again via a firmware update, and is capable of both 2D and 3D.
As well as the standard array of features, the EX720 also has some energy saving features that will save a bit of electricity wherever possible. If you’re the power conscious type then you may want to take a closer look at this one.
If you’re in the market for a new HDTV, then you may want to seriously consider the 3D TV offerings of Sony at this year’s CES. Mark my words, they mean business!