Bravia

 
  • Video: Oh look, it's AC Milan's Kaka in a Sony Bravia commercial (that's only airing in Australia)

    I bet the boys and girls over at Sony breathed a huge sigh a relief when that “Kaka-to-Manchester-City” rumor finally died last month. After all, he's the star of its latest commercial, seen here, promoting the company's Motionflow technology. Fast-paced sports benefit from all those hertz (and a nice helping of signal processing). Read More

  • CrunchDeal: 52" Bravia LCD HDTV, $1450 shipped

    CrunchDeal: 52" Bravia LCD HDTV, $1450 shipped

    Looking for a sweet new LCD HDTV for the den? You're not going to find a much better deal right now than this 52" Sony. Its Bravia line is, of course, known for its quality, and $1450 is hundreds off of the "real" price. It's got four HDMI inputs, it's 1080p of course, and it supports 24p (thank god). Read More

  • Sony's 240Hz HDTV – is it worth the extra grand?

    Sony's 240Hz HDTV – is it worth the extra grand?

    [image credit: CNET] The short answer is: almost certainly not. The benefits of a 120Hz refresh rate are pretty clear, but as I noted when Sony had people playing Gran Turismo at 240FPS, there is a point at which the human eye can no longer distinguish any difference. You’re getting seriously diminishing returns after 100-150Hz, but adding considerably to cost. Not only that, but the… Read More

  • Video: AC Milan's Kaká chosen to demonstrate Sony Bravia's 240Hz Motionflow

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1556164&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ AC Milan Brazilian midfielder Kaká scored the winning the goal against Catania only a few minutes ago. This, believe it or not, is relevant to us here at… Read More

  • Sony adds Slacker to BRAVIA Internet Video Link

    Sony adds Slacker to BRAVIA Internet Video Link

    Sony’s $300 Internet Video Link add-on box for BRAVIA-series TVs has recently added the Slacker streaming music service to the list of available channels. Also added was content from Howcast.com, a site that contains a series of user-generated how-to videos. Slacker ought to lend some good music features to Sony’s service and Howcast has won some awards from TIME and PC Magazine, so… Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Sony's spectacular 0.3mm curved OLED TV and 40” full HD 9.9mm Bravia (2 videos)

    http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q7RaJ5FQ Above is a short video I made of Sony’s most spectacular product at the CEATEC, its 0.3mm curved OLED TV. http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q7ViJ5FQ The second video shows a 40-inch Bravia full HD TV that is just 9.9mm at its thinnest part (they made it flip so it looks good on video). That’s it from Sony at CEATEC this year. But the OLED screen is really cool. Read More

  • Sony outs the Wireless, DVD and Input BRAVIA Link modules

    Sony outs the Wireless, DVD and Input BRAVIA Link modules

    Sony is aiming to bring back simplicity to its Bravia flat-panel TVs with Link Modules. These devices hook to the back of Bravia LCDs and add different functionally to the set, but allows the owner to use the same remote and menu system. These add-ons will be priced will with the 1080i Wireless Link (DMX-WL1) going for $800, the DVD Module (DMX-DVD) for $200, and Input module (DMX-SW1) that adds… Read More

  • Released Sony Bravia SDK means widgets are coming

    Released Sony Bravia SDK means widgets are coming

    Who hasn’t sat in front of their HDTV thinking about wonderful little apps that could float on top of live TV all widget-like: weather, RSS feeds, webcams, sports scores, anything. Now Sony has released the SDK for its Japanese Bravia TVs with the hope that developers will create such apps. Samsung high-end LCDs have had a similar functionality but Sony is taking it to another level… Read More

  • Amazon expands movie viewing options

    Amazon expands movie viewing options

    Starting today, customers using Amazon’s Video On Demand will be able to watch ad-free content on their Mac’s, PC’s and select TV’s. Previously, users had to use the Unbox application or use TiVo. Users can still use the Unbox app to download content, but options are opened with the ability to view directly in the browser. If you have a compatible Sony BRAVIA television… Read More

  • Sony announces 240Hz BRAVIA KDL-52XBR7 LCD TV, skinny BRAVIA KLV-40ZX1M

    Sony announces 240Hz BRAVIA KDL-52XBR7 LCD TV, skinny BRAVIA KLV-40ZX1M

    Today at CEDIA, Sony announced that the US will soon get their hands on some slender 9.9-mm thin LCD HDTVs. The KDL-52XBR7 has a whopping 240Hz frame rate displayed on a 1080p 52-inch LCD screen with 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. No word on price but it ships in December. The 40-inch 1080p KLV-40ZX1M LCD weighs a mere 26 pounds, but this one can only claim a 120Hz frame rate. This, too, will be… Read More