Sony’s 2013 HDTV Line Revealed
In 2012 Sony trimmed and only slightly revamped its line of HDTVs. For 2013 Sony comes back to CES with a full line of all new TVs in six series. The flagship models are the XBR X900s with UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. Read the details after the break.
Following on the heels of the late 2012 introduction of the 84-Inch XBR84X900, Sony adds to its XBR UHD line with a 55 and 65-inch models (55 pictured above). These are the best TVs Sony offers and are loaded with features and new styling (see photo). New for 2013: 3rd Generation Gorilla Glass, edge-lit LEDs with local dimming, external wide range speakers, passive 3D, Smart TV with Sony apps and Wi-Fi and near field communication (NFC) for easy transfer of content from NFC cell phones and TV.
Sony adds a Sima-View feature which allows the viewing of two programs simultaneously with special 3D glasses equipped with built-in ear pieces.
This series replaces the 2012 XBR950 models. Available in 55-Inch and other sizes TBA the 900s feature: Smart TV, active Full HD 3D, full sound speakers, edge-lit LED with local dimming, NFC, Gorilla Glass face, built-in HD camera for Skype Video and NFC all wrapped in a new bezel-less design.
The W802 series replaces the 2012 HX750 and 850 models. Available in the 47 and 55-Inch screen sizes the 802s are edge –lit LED LCD panels and feature: passive 3D, Smart TV, NFC, and new full range speakers.
This series is available as a 32-Inch 32W650 edge-lit LED LCD. Features include full range forward firing speakers, passive 3D and Smart TV.
The “R” models are made up of three series as the 550, 450 and 400. The R550 HDTVs (pictured here) will be available in the 70, 60 and 50-inch screen sizes. Features include: passive 3D, Smart TV with edge-lit LCD panels.
The KDL40R450 is a 40-Inch edge-lit Smart TV. It is scheduled to ship in the late March/early April time frame.
The KDL32R400 is a 32-Inch edge-lit entry level HDTV built for the mass merchants like Wal-Mart.
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