Sony brings out 27 new LCD televisions

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Sony's BRAVIA XBR-HX929 LCD Television (Credit: Sony)

Sony’s press conference was simply bringing the 3D experience to your house, and with its new BRAVIA LCD HDTV lineup for 2011, it plans to do so. The company will bring out this year 27 new televisions – 16 are capable of watching 3D content, and 22 have internet connectivity.

The 3D televisions will share common features, such as a 5:5 pull down for a more real cinematic experience, built in 3D emitters and deliver outstanding performance with its active shutter technology. For its internet connected devices, it plans to offer content via its Qriocity platform, as well as third party content from YouTube, Amazon, Blip.tv, Hulu Plus and Netflix. They will also have Skype inside the televisions.

Qriocity also got some big changes – with a new video on demand service now allowing movies from all major motion picture studios, and bringing its Music Unlimited service from the UK and Ireland to many other territories via the Qriocity platform. The Music Unlimited service is Sony’s streaming music service and will feature a catalogue of over six million global tracks from all the major labels.

New additions include an improved remote control and even the option to use the Media remote application available on iOS devices or the Android OS phones As well, some of the models will include Corning’s Gorilla Glass – allowing for the screen to be scratchproof, via Sony’s Monolithic Design.

Sony’s new 3D capable television, with included glasses, the XBR-HX929 will be out in April. Sony’s line-up of televisions is after the jump.

BRAVIA XBR-HX929 Series 3D Capable HDTV

Available in April, Sony’s new 3D capable (with the addition of Sony active shutter glasses, sold separately), XBR-HX929 series features brilliant full HD (1080p) picture quality with Sony’s Intelligent Peak LED backlight for outstanding contrast.

The model also features Sony’s MotionFlow XR 960 featuring a precise backlight control that is synchronized with the liquid crystal movement from frame to frame creating clearer, sharper moving images.

The beautifully designed model features Sony’s improved Monolithic Design Concept that draws viewers into the picture when the TV is turned on, and blends into the room decor when turned off. The 2011 Monolithic Design BRAVIA models incorporate Corning®’s Gorilla® Glass allowing for thinner, lighter, and stronger screen material.

With integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n), the XBR-HX929 models offer instant access to thousands of Internet movies, videos and music from BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity. Sony’s Media Remote app provides simple operation and search for internet content.

The XBR-HX929 models are also custom installation friendly with key features such as rear IR-input and a two-way RS232c connection for easier integration with third-party control systems.

Other XBR-HX929 Series features include:

  • Brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality with full-array local dimming LED backlight
  • Sleek Monolithic Design with OptiContrast Panel Technology
  • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n)
  • Skype™ ready in 720p high definition
  • BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity
  • X-Reality™ PRO Engine
  • MotionFlow™ XR 960
  • Rear two-way IR inputs and two-way RS232C control
  • Screen sizes include 65-inch (XBR-65HX292, which is available in August 2011), 55-inch (XBR-55HX929), and 46-inch (XBR-46HX929)

Other new BRAVIA models include:

BRAVIA® HX820-Series LED LCD 3D Capable HDTV
Available in May

  • Brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality with Dynamic Edge LED backlight
  • Sleek Monolithic Design with OptiContrast Panel Technology
  • Integrated Wi-Fi™ (802.11n)
  • Skype™ ready in 720p high definition
  • BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity™
  • X-Reality™ PRO Engine
  • MotionFlow™ XR 480
  • Screen sizes include 55-inch (KDL-55HX820), and 46-inch (KDL-46HX820)

BRAVIA® NX720-Series LED LCD 3D Capable HDTV
Available in May

  • Brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality with Dynamic Edge LED backlight
  • Sleek Monolithic Design with OptiContrast Panel Technology
  • Integrated Wi-Fi™ (802.11n)
  • Skype™ ready in 720p high definition
  • BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity™
  • MotionFlow™ XR 240
  • X-Reality™ Engine
  • Screen sizes include 60-inch (KDL-60NX720), 55-inch (KDL-55NX720), and 46-inch (KDL-46NX720)

BRAVIA® HX729-Series LED LCD 3D Capable HDTV
Available in May

  • Brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality with Dynamic Edge LED backlight
  • X-Reality™ PRO Engine
  • MotionFlow™ XR 480
  • Integrated Wi-Fi™ (802.11n)
  • Skype™ ready in 720p high definition
  • BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity™
  • Rear two-way IR inputs and two-way RS232C control
  • Screen sizes include 65-inch (KDL-65HX729), 55-inch (KDL-55HX729), and 46-inch (KDL-46HX729)

BRAVIA® EX720-Series LED LCD 3D Capable HDTV
Available in February

  • Brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality with Edge LED backlight
  • X-Reality™ Engine
  • MotionFlow™ XR 240
  • Wi-Fi™ ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Skype™ ready in 720p high definition
  • BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity™
  • Screen sizes include 60-inch (KDL-60EX720, which is available in April), 55-inch (KDL-55EX720), 46-inch (KDL-46EX720), 40-Inch (KDL-40EX720), and 32-inch (KDL-32EX720)

BRAVIA® EX620-Series LED LCD HDTV
Available in February

  • Brilliant Full High Definition (1080p) picture quality with Edge LED backlight
  • X-Reality™ Engine
  • MotionFlow™ 120
  • Wi-Fi™ ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Skype™ ready in 720p high definition
  • BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity™
  • Screen sizes include 55-inch (KDL-55EX620), 46-inch (KDL-46EX620), and 40-Inch (KDL-40EX620)

BRAVIA® EX520-Series LED LCD HDTV
Available in February

  • Brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality with Edge LED backlight
  • X-Reality™ Engine
  • Wi-Fi™ ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Skype™ ready in 720p high definition
  • BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity™
  • Energy saving Presence Sensor minimize power consumption
  • Screen sizes include 46-inch (KDL-46EX520), 40-inch (KDL-40EX520), 32-inch (KDL-32EX520)

BRAVIA® BX420-Series HDTV
Available in February

  • Brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality with CCFL backlight
  • Five HD Inputs to connect multiple HD devices
  • USB input for photo, music and video playback
  • Scene select customized picture and sound settings
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Screen sizes include 46-inch (KDL-46BX420), 40-inch (KDL-40BX420), and 32-inch (KDL-32BX420)

BRAVIA® BX320-Series HDTV
Available in February

  • Amazing High Definition (720p) picture quality with CCFL backlight
  • Five HD Inputs to connect multiple HD devices
  • USB input for photo, music and video playback
  • Scene select customized picture and sound settings
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Screen sizes include 32-inch (KDL-32BX320), and 22-inch (KDL-22BX320)