First News: Sony’s 2007 HDTVs
Sony 2007 Sneak Preview
Sony will introduce its 2007 line to press and dealers around noon eastern time on Feb. 27th . Here is a sneak peak of its HDTVs . There may be changes when Sony formally announces. The HD Guru will update the information after its Ã¢â‚¬Å“officialÃ¢â‚¬Â press announcement.
Grand Wega is Now BRAVIA
Sony will be announcing 120 hz flat LCD panel today. The 120hz rate will greatly reduce the motion blur that occurs with allÃ‚Â 60hz LCD panels. Here is the preliminary information.
Available this spring. Price to be determined
31.5-inch 1366 x 768 progressive flat-panel LCD
BRAVIAÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Internet Video Link-ready
Xross Media Bar (XMB)Ã¢â€žÂ¢
10-bit LCD Panel
MotionflowÃ¢â€žÂ¢ with 120 Hz high frame rate capability
BRAVIA EngineÃ¢â€žÂ¢ & Live Color Creation
BRAVIAÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Theatre Sync
Sony has changed the name of its Grand Wega 3 LCD rear projectors to BRAVIA. It has also increased the resolution of the 46 and 50 inch sizes from 720p to 1080p . The E3000 series will have a new advanced iris for better black levels, the scaler has also been renamed to BRAVIA engine version DRC-MFv1.0. Sony has reduced depth to 12.6Ã¢â‚¬Â for the 50Ã¢â‚¬Â model. The 46Ã¢â‚¬Â model is under 11.9Ã¢â‚¬Â depth.
According to sources outside Sony the E3000 model have 3 HDMI inputs and ATSC/QAM tuner . Sony says they will be introduced in July.
There is a new 37Ã¢â‚¬Â model with 720p resolution called the KDF-37H1000 3000. The 37Ã¢â‚¬Â will retail for “about” $1300 and will ship in May. The HD Guru expects the street price to be between $1000 and $1100.
BRAVIA LCD Flat Panels
The V series features 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080p). It is represented by the 40 inch KDL-40V3000 and the 46Ã¢â‚¬Â KDL-46V3000 and will be available in late spring. Prices have not been announced at press time.
Sony is also introducing a new S3000 series with 1366 x 768 resolution. The series will be available in the 46Ã¢â‚¬Â (KDL-46S3000) 40Ã¢â‚¬Â (KDL-40S3000), 32Ã¢â‚¬Â (KDL-32S300) and 26Ã¢â‚¬Â (KDL-26S3000). Pricing is to be announced.