sony open house 08

  • Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Link module

    Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Link module

    http://blip.tv/play/AauGVg Here’s some interface footage of Sony’s $299 DMX-NV1 BRAVIA Internet Video Link module. It’s basically a box that pops into the back of newer Sony TV’s via HDMI that can support downloadable video, weather, news, and traffic information from Sony’s content partners. All the data is pushed, so the unit updates itself. Read More

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 demo

    http://blip.tv/play/AauBLQ Here’s a look at the upcoming Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 digital camera. It’s got a 13.6-megapixel CCD imager along with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. There’s also an “extra high-speed” burst mode that can shoot three-megapixel photos at five frames per second. Coming in May for $349. Read More

  • Sony 2GB Walkman Video MP3 Player hands-on

    http://blip.tv/play/AauANw Here’s a quick look at the 2GB video-capable Walkman from Sony. These little guys cost $99 and have a pretty easy-to-use interface, FM tuner, album art, and up to 33 hours of battery life for audio and up to 8 hours of battery life for video. 2GB Walkman Video MP3 Player [SonyStyle.com] Read More

  • Just wanted to add another Mylo 2 video to the web

    http://blip.tv/play/AauALw Peter Ha, the Jackie Chan to my Chris Tucker, gave Sony’s Mylo 2 a look-see back in early January but I thought that while I was here in Vegas for the Sony show, I might as well do my part and add another Mylo 2 video to the wild, wild web. It’s a slick looking device that improves upon the original Mylo by adding a higher-resolution touch screen, digital… Read More

  • VAIO TZ series premium ultraportable notebook

    http://blip.tv/play/Aar_PA The $3700 VAIO VGN-TZ298N/XC (sexy name, huh?) makes my pants hurt. I’d considered getting a notebook in the TZ line last fall but most of the reviews I read found owners complaining of sluggish performance thanks to a single core processor and only 1GB of RAM to run big fat Vista. This overhauled version features a dual-core ULV processor, seven hours of battery… Read More

  • Sony's face detection feature for camcorders

    http://blip.tv/play/Aar4JQ Here’s a demo of the face detection feature that’s been so popular with digital camera manufacturers. This’ll be available or already is available on many of Sony’s new camcorders. One interesting part of it is called “bit allocation” wherein the camera sensor pushes more bits to the areas containing people’s faces and subtracts… Read More

  • Sony to tone down the bloatware and trialware

    Sony to tone down the bloatware and trialware

    Got word this morning that starting in the next few months, Sony’s going to be offering computers free of bloatware and trialware. Amen and thanks for listening. The amount of crud on a new Sony computer has gotten out of hand as of late and refreshingly, Sony’s listened and will begin offering the option to have your rig shipped out clean. Details are sparse at this point but… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 demonstration

    http://blip.tv/play/Aar1HQ Here’s a little more info on the upcoming Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 due out in May for $399. The 3-inch tilting LCD screen is a pretty nice touch. Read More

  • Sony's duo of GPS systems

    [photopress:NVU83Tfrontwimage_med.jpg,full,center] Sony today announced a pair of in-car GPS receivers. The large-screen, suction-cup-mounted GPS units feature touchscreens and real-time traffic updates, as well as voice-to-text interaction. The two units are the NV-U73T and the NV-U83T. They’re similar in most ways, save for the U83T featuring Bluetooth for handsfree calling. They’re… Read More

  • Sony's scary freaking $500 headphones

    Sony's scary freaking $500 headphones

    Doug will have a hands on with these very soon but feat your eyes on this diagram for the PFR-V1 headphones, a pair of $500 cans that apparently enter your brain through your ear and cause you to buy Norbit on Blu-Ray. Sony’s $500 headphones to hit U.S. [Crave] Read More

 
  • Sony's new Walkmen have Bluetooth, noise cancelling, 16GB

    Sony's new Walkmen have Bluetooth, noise cancelling, 16GB

    Sony’s got its new Walkman-branded mp3 players out there, in three major flavors. The model numbers are incomprehensible as usual, so we’ll simplify them: the 710 more compact, with a small 1.8″ screen, and is limited to 8GB. The 720 series is bigger, with a 2.4″ screen, and goes up to 16GB. They both share Sony’s noise cancelling technology, which I was initially… Read More

  • 'Sony Electronics 2008 Open House' preview

    'Sony Electronics 2008 Open House' preview

    Doug Aamoth here in beautiful, romantic Paris (Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas) for the Sony Electronics 2008 Open House — or as I like to call it, the SoLec08OpHo. I’ll be getting my gigantic man-hands on all these products (and then some) very soon — but for now, here’s some of what to expect out of Sony today. Read More

  • Sony releases BD-Live capable Blu-Ray players

    Sony releases BD-Live capable Blu-Ray players

    The BDP-S350 and the BDP-S550 are Sony’s latest Blu-Ray players with full BD-Live capability and picture-in-picture support for movies that support. The S550 also has 1GB of storage inside and 1080/60p HDI output. They have 7.1 channel audio and will cost $400 and $500, respectively. Read More

  • Sony takes up where Sharper Image left off: Vinyl to USB turntable

    Sony takes up where Sharper Image left off: Vinyl to USB turntable

    The PS-LX300USB is one of the most exciting new inventions to come down the pike in a long time. See, it’s a record turntable that connects to a computer. Records are disks encoded with music or spoken word and these records spin. A needle touches these disks and transmits the audio electronically to a digital sound thingie that puts it on the USB cable and then into your computer. If you… Read More

  • The cavalcade of Sony

    The cavalcade of Sony

    Sony is holding an open house — I recommended that they bake cookies or boil a little cinnamon to make things homier when prospective buyers come through — and boy did they release a lot of stuff. Of note are their new interactive Blu-Ray players, a multi-room listening solution, and a turntable with USB output. I’ll break them out in posts in just a moment. PR Page Read More