Monday, January 07, 2008

New HDTV from Sony & Samsung

Sony has announced 17 new HDTV, while a few from Samsung. It seems the theme for 2008 are large, fast and slim. First, Samsung 65-inch LN52A750 (also available in 40-, 46- and 52-inches), which sports a 1080p resolution with 120Hz Auto Motion Plus technology. Additionally, you'll find an Ethernet connection for accessing customizable RSS feeds, 1GB of internal flash memory that "includes interactive content such as cooking recipes, children's entertainment, HD artwork and more," a four-millisecond response time, four HDMI 1.3 sockets with CEC and a USB 2.0 port for connecting PMPs and the like. Also on the way is a slightly downgraded 6 series sans flash memory and side mounted USB port, due in March in the same sizes.

Sony's CES event is just finished, but they can't wait to give details on all 17 of the new Bravia LCD models. Falling into six different model lines (three pictured here), Sony has sprinkled its Digital Media Extender tech liberally throughout the releases, future technology and Bravia Link is an option down the road for all. The top end models consist of the KDL-40Z4100 and KDL-46Z4100, with new Bravia Engine 2, 120Hz image processing, x.v. Color, WCG-CCFL and 10-bit panels. The Z-series also throws in USB ports, DLNA connectivity and Bravia Sync HDMI control.

Sony's W- Series Bravia's bring the 120Hz Motionflow goods, Bravia Sync control, and USB media player connections to 52-, 46- and 40-inch models. Next up is the V series, available in the same sizes as the W, but without 120Hz and USB features. The XBR6 line of Bravia's brings 1080p to the little guy in 37- and 32-inch models with the same 3D interface as the W- and V-, bu no USB connection. The N- and M- series LCDs are only packing 720p res in their 37-, 32-, and 26-inch models, but the N adds integrated 5.1 (37- and 32-inch) or 3.1 speakers (26-inch.)

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