Sony's busy rolling out new products as fast as they can talk this afternoon here at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and they've just detailed a massively beautiful new 84" TV for all you HD fanatics. This stunning new 84" 4K Bravia TV sure looked amazing on stage, and we have a few details after the break.
If you've ever been in the position we're in as publishers headed to the Consumer Electronics Show for our umpteenth time in a row at the start of 2012, you know there's one whole heck of a lot of invites headed our way - thats why if a group wants to stand out, they've got to be unique - that's just what Sony's done with no less than a wedding e-vite for that very purpose. What this wedding is supposed to be is a tie between Internet and TV (by Bravia), and the whole shebang is here, photos, "about us", and everything in between. Not that we weren't going to go see Sony at the show, but we're doubly excited to attend now!
Sony has updated its smart TV range with new social networking integration, high-definition YouTube video support and remote control from VAIO or other computers. The new firmware for the 2011 BRAVIA line-up brings Facebook galleries, messages, status updates and links to the internet-connected HDTVs, while a new Twitter ticker scrolls updates across the bottom of the screen. Meanwhile, it's possible to share Track ID results - Sony's song identifying technology - on Twitter too.
Sony released a major update today for its Music Unlimted service that streams music to PlayStation 3 consoles. The update brings an interface overhaul for the service on PS3, but more importantly, adds new music discovery capabilities as well as a "My Channels" feature that lets you customize your music listening experience.
Sony has been making TVs and other things for a very long time. The Sony Bravia line of HD and 3D TVs are some of the most popular around the world including in Sony's home country of Japan. Sony has made an announcement today that isn’t good for the hoards of Japanese HDTV owners that purchased the Bravia brand. Sony has been asked by the Japanese trade ministry to recall 1.6 million Bravia TVs that are on the Japanese market.
Opera has announced that its browser will be making an appearance on future Sony BRAVIA HDTVs and Blu-ray players, allowing the network-connected hardware to browse the full internet. The partnership will also mean that future Sony kit will support emerging online standards, including HTML5, HbbTV and OIPF.
Sony has launched the next step in its attempt to take on iTunes, in the shape of Music Unlimited. Using the same Qriocity cloud system as Sony's previous Video On Demand service, Music Unlimited kicks things off with a 6m-strong catalog and support for network-enabled BRAVIA TVs, Blu-ray players and home theater systems, your PS3 or your laptop; meanwhile, Android-based phones and tablets are next in line.
Sony has quietly begun sales of an integrated HDTV and PlayStation, though the BRAVIA KDL22PX300 does only give you a PS2 rather than a PS3. Available in the UK for a bargain £199.95 ($312), the 22-inch set runs at 720p-friendly 1366 x 768 resolution and has four HDMI ports and three USB ports (two of which are apparently USB 1.1).
Hello all you shoppers and non-shoppers. Today, like all days surrounding a major US holiday, was a day of mixed news. Not mixed in the way of good and bad, but mixed in the way of one thing being basically nothing like the next! As I said this morning, the tablet wave is really gaining speed, quite a few of the posts today ending up being tablet or tablet related. We've got reviews of both the TV top box Logitech Revue and the Nokia C6-01 smartphone - all this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
Despite the fact that Sony just gave the PlayStation 3 support for 3D playback, that's not stopping the company from giving its customers all sorts of different ways to experience the 3D technology it loves so much, and is pushing so hard. That being said, Sony has just announced their brand new PlayMemories application for the PlayStation 3, which you will be able to download from the PlayStation Store. If you like looking at 3D panoramic still photos, then this is the application that you'll need.