Items tagged with BRAVIA

Ever since Sony cut a major deal for the Gaikai cloud gaming service, pundits have watched to see how the company would integrate the technology into the PlayStation product line. At CES this week, Sony finally took the wraps off that announcement and the initial program looks amazing. The upcoming PlayStation Now service will stream games from central servers to the PS4, PS Vita, PS3, TVs, tablets, and smartphones. Sony says PSNow will be supported on "most" of its upcoming 2014 Bravia televisions, but hasn't announced any additional partnerships with specific hardware vendors. The company claims... Read more...
Don't look now, but Sony may be in the early stages of a renaissance. We wouldn't feel comfortable calling it a "comeback," but Sony definitely has fallen from its highest points of relevance. In the past few years, the company has taken full control over its mobile unit (producing a number of high-quality Xperia units), shown prowess in the 4K HDTV sector, shown intelligence in pricing in the PlayStation 4 a full $100 less than the base Xbox One, and now, showing that it understands what consumers in the here and now are after. Sony has no doubt been challenged as a business, but it's devices... Read more...
4K HDTVs are slowly but surely finding their way to production lines. While we've seen early price estimates ranging from outrageous to outrageously affordable (at least, comparatively), and Sony's newest sets land somewhere in the middle. The company has just gone official with pricing and release dates for the BRAVIA X9 4K HDTV range, with sales to start this week and shipments to commence in mid-June. In UK stores including Sony Centres, John Lewis and Currys from mid-June, BRAVIA X9 will ship in 55" and 65" screen sizes. While 4K content is going to be hard to come by for a while, the X9 range... Read more...
Sony may not be at the forefront of mobile market share, but it's certainly hoping to change that over time with the advent of the Xperia line. Today, two new mobiles are being unveiled, the Xperia SP and Xperia L. The SP has a 4.6" HD Reality Display (720p), BRAVIA Engine 2, a co-moulded aluminum frame, an 8MP camera, NFC, LTE and a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon CPU. The phone weighs 5.5oz., and there's a pretty stellar notification light along the bottom to spruce things up. The Xperia L is the lower-end of the two, offering a 4.3" FWVGA display, 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 8GB of internal storage,... Read more...
There's been a good amount of time between the last real wave of new HDTV shipments, and while the next Super Bowl is a very long way out, Sony's new BRAVIA TV line won't wait. The company has just announced shipments of a redefined HDTV line, complete with an updated Netflix interface and an expanded online offering library. Among the 37 models in its 2011 line-up, the BRAVIA LCD HDTV line includes 32 Internet-connected models and 23 with built-in 3D capabilities. That's a ton of televisions, and one is bound to suit your needs. The new range will all begin to ship this month. and even existing... Read more...
Mobile World Congress is underway in Spain, and already new mobile products are flowing. One of the ones that Sony Ericsson managed to keep under wraps until the show is the Xperia Pro, launching for the first time in Barcelona. It's a pretty big phone, with a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard for those who prefer real keys over virtual, on-screen keyboards. It measures 120-x57-x13.5mm and weighs 140 grams, and includes a microSD card slot, Google's Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 CPU and a battery that will last through 31 hours of music, 7+ hours of video and nearly... Read more...
There's hardly anything better than "free." But "free access for all" might just sound even better, especially if you're a PlayStation 3 who has been waiting for Hulu Plus access. Up until now, having access to Hulu Plus on your PS3 required an invite, so you had to be a member of PlayStation Plus. Members of the free PlayStation Network were left out in the cold. But no more. Hulu has announced that they are moving on a plan to extend content options and get Hulu Plus onto more devices. Starting next week, PSN users will no longer need an invite to download Hulu Plus, but to use the service, they... Read more...
In the coming months, you'll see the New England Patriots return to dynasty form and whup the competition, Brett Favre throw for a billion yards (and nearly as many interceptions), and Peyton Manning assume the fetal position at the first sound of footsteps (yes folks, this Editor is a die-hard Patriots fan). Sony hopes you'll see all the action on one of its new 3D Bravia TVs, particularly "with a number of college and pro football games slated to be broadcast in 3D this fall," as Sony points out. Sony is manning its front line with three new sets in all, including models measuring 60 inches,... Read more...
We don't know if the emerging 3D craze will end up a mere blip in the history of home entertainment or, if like netbooks, this will become the newest must-have technology, but if the 3D market does fall flat on its face, it won't be for a lack of effort from Sony. On the contrary, the electronics maker this week announced a whole bunch of new 3D capable products, everything from updated Bravia TVs to Blu-ray players and home theater setups, and even 3D capable home audio components. It's a 3D bonanza! First and foremost, Sony is pretty jazzed about their new 3D Bravia TV sets. There are five new... Read more...
It may seem an odd way to write news about a product, but before we talk about the Sony Dash, we're going to talk about the Chumby. A Chumby is a bit of consumer electronics designed to run a variety of widgets that can do...well...just about anything. The entire project has been open-source from the beginning, and the touchscreen device is capable of functioning as an alarm clock, digital picture frame, streaming Internet radio, displaying RSS feeds, and any number of other options. An entire development effort has sprung up around the device; there are currently more than 1500 widgets/applications... Read more...
It's unavoidable: 3D is the next big thing in television, whether you believe it or not. With 1080p panels losing their luster in terms of novelty, there's hardly any other feature that TV makers can add to entice you to upgrade. Besides, our current cable and fiber systems can't even deliver content en masse at a resolution above 1080p, so the advent of 3D is just the next logical step in upping the game. As with Panasonic, Sony is looking to drive the commercialization of 3D to the home during the course of 2010, with a lineup of BRAVIA HDTVs to pack 1080p 3D capabilities and a big question mark... Read more...
If you're in the market for an HDTV, and you can't survive without your Netflix account, we've got some great news to share. Netflix, Demand Media and ON Networks have teamed up to provide instant streaming content to Internet-connected BRAVIA HDTVs and older BRAVIA HDTVs that are compatible with the company's Internet Video platform. Starting this Fall, Netflix members will be able to instantly watch more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes on Sony BRAVIA Internet Video-capable HDTVs and on previous BRAVIA models compatible with Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Link module. We're told that movies and... Read more...