Sony, not to be outdone by Samsung or Panasonic at this year’s CES, revealed their line of TVs for 2011, and it was a pretty picture indeed. Sony will have 16 different 3D LED backlit LCD TVs rolling out this year. In addition, they will have another 11 sets that will be new, but sans 3D. 22 of their new TVs will have the now de rigueur Internet connectivity. The cable / satellite cos are quaking in their collective boots right about now.
Uh, except for Time Warner, who, it was revealed, will be streaming their entire video lineup to Sony’s Internet enabled Bravia TVs later this year. Better have some stout broadband…
Sony CEO Howard Stringer reminded those in attendance that Sony has been instrumental not only in developing the technology that we use to watch 3D programming, but in producing the programming itself. As if to drive home that point,
Sony debuted a new 3D camcorder, so you can grab shots of your kids and have them jump right out of the screen and onto your furniture, just like real life! The new Sony records in “Double Full HD” just in case you were wondering. Nice, since the new 3D with polarized passive 3D glasses halves the resolution.
Okay, what was the coolest thing Sony had at the show? 4K of course. JVC has shown 4K projectors at CEDIA for years, and they are some of the best things I’ve seen anywhere. The new Sony 4k LCD was a prototype LCD, but not only was it 4K, it was also 3D, and to top it all off, it was glasses free.