It's perhaps a strange time to consider buying a new television. There's no major sporting event coming up, and there aren't any major holidays around the corner, either. But typically, that means that deals are there to be had, and Sony's slipping a few new sets into showrooms starting this week. The company's 2013 BRAVIA HDTV
line-up, which includes two new lines of LED TVs, are shipping now. The W series of LED BRAVIA televisions includes the KDL-W900A, KDL-W802A and KDL-W650A. In addition to being Wi-Fi enabled, all W-series models utilize Sony's acclaimed X-Reality PRO picture processor. By integrating Quantum Dot technology with Sony's own unique display technologies, the W900A delivers a significantly wider color gamut and provides a far more natural and vivid viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.
All W-Series TV models include screen mirroring via Wi-Fi, with the W900A model shipping with an NFC remote, and an optional NFC remote available for the W802A television. Additionally, all three series are MHL-ready for wired mirroring capabilities. The KDL-W900A model comes available in a 55-inch screen size at a suggested retail price of $3,299. The KDL-W802A model is available in both 55-inch and 47-inch screen sizes, and starts at $1,799. The KDL-W650A model comes in a 32-inch screen size and a suggested retail of $799.
On the lower end, there's the R-series. he KDL-R550A LED HDTV with 3D is Wi-Fi connected, enabling consumers to wirelessly access a full array of Sony Entertainment Network services and other services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more. In addition this series is RVU compliant, meaning DirectTV customers with Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can access their set-top box, DVR and on-demand services right from the KDL-R550A TV without the need for additional equipment. Also, with wireless screen mirroring (Miracast™) and passive 3D (including four pairs of glasses), the model is available in 70-inch, 60-inch and 50-inch sizes, representing new sizes and performance from Sony, and start at a suggested retail price of $1,399. Also available with the same feature-set, in 70-inch and 60-inch sizes, minus 3D capability is the KDL-R520A model, starting at $1,999. Additionally, the KDL-46R453A, KDL-40R450A and KDL-32R400A models also debut with excellent picture and a bevy of features, including screen mirroring via MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) cable sold separately, and starting at $399.
So, thinking of trying to snag a deal on one?