This is the typical time of year when activity with new unit releases start to pick up greatly, and this year is no exception it appears. Sony and LG have jumped into the arena with lots of upcoming release news, and they mostly involve new 3D HDTV units, something we have mixed feelings about, but their basic specs sound pretty good too.
CES’s premium 3DTV crop is preparing to ship out, with Sony’s HX929, HX820 and HX720 series of LED LCD screens and LG’s Infinia PZ750 plasmas now priced at Amazon for pre-order and they look really good.
3D-Display-info.com reports that Sony’s local dimming Bravia TVs start at $2,099 for a 46-inch HX720 with the famous Gorilla Glass we’ve written about, all the way up to $3,799 for the monster 55″ XBR-55HX929 with a LED backlight. Quite drool-worthy.
Meanwhile, the 50″ LG PZ750 with built-in Smart TV tech starts out at a decent $1,599, while a gigantor 60″ version of the same set will go for $2,100 or so (also reasonable). Watch for these to appear for purchase quite soon.
Every year, it seems many companies put HDTV units on sale for the big sports day, the Super Bowl, and this year is no exception.
It will feature 14 Sony TVs, and its good from January 23 to January 29, 2011. Prices are decent for the type of units they are, indeed. Here’s more info from the source:
During the promotion, Best Buy is offering discounts on 14 different Sony sets, including:
* Sony Bravia 60-inch, 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $1,998 ($1,001 off the regular price)
* Sony Bravia 55-inch, 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $1,499 ($800 off the regular price.)
* Sony Bravia 55-inch, 1080p 3D 240Hz LED HDTV for $1,798 ($1,401 off the regular price.)
* Sony Bravia 46-inch, 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV for $763 ($86 off the regular price.)
* Sony Bravia 46-inch, 1080p 3D 240Hz LED HDTV for $1,499 ($1,000 off the regular price.)
* Sony Bravia 40-inch 1080p, 60Hz LCD HDTV for $599 ($50 off the regular price.)
We always appreciate sales, so we thought we would pass this one on to our fair readers.
We like big line announcements, and this one from Sony is a doozy. For a time when HDTV shipments are actually down, Sony is upping the ante with their recent release of info for 27 new or modified HDTVs being released to a store near you in 2011. Witness:
The 2011 lineup of Sony Bravia HDTVs is quite extensive with a total fo 27 models spanning nine lines. All but the five most inexpensive models feature internet streaming services while 16 of the higher end models being 3D capable. Most of the great streaming services we’ve come to expect are there, but in addition you can now watch Time Warner Cable VOD without a set-top-box as well. A few of the lines are compatible with a special Sony 720p camera (CMU-BR100) for use with Skype, while others feature Gorilla Glass. The XBR-HX929 Series sits at the top with a new local dimming technology called Intelligent Peak LED Backlight, and is also one of the lines that supports the new Media Remote application for iPhone, iPod Touch or Android, which includes full remote capabilities as well as a keyboard. The 929s will be available in April in 46, 55 and 65-inches, with the others hitting the street sometime between February and May.
That 65 incher will be something to behold we’re quite certain. We look forward to reporting on these as they’re released.
Yes, it’s a 720p HDTV and a PS2 gaming console made to play together happily with this very cool Sony model recently debuting overseas. Here’s the skinny:
Sure, the PS3 is what’s hip and happening for Sony game fans, but unless you picked up one of the first generation (chubby) units you have questionable support for the greatest generation of games: those that released for the PS2. But, don’t fret noble gamer, and don’t lament about trading that console in for $15 store credit a few years back. Just buy a new TV! Sony’s KDL-22PX300 LCD has a rather hunky base that conceals a fully working PlayStation 2. That console is fully backwards compatible with O.G. PlayStation games and naturally also plays DVDs but, if that isn’t enough pixels for you, four HDMI ports await the clumsy probes of cables from sources that can better handle the ways of its 720p panel. The set can also serve up video from Sony’s Bravia service over Ethernet or an optional wireless dongle. It’s priced at £200 in the UK, which is just a tick over $300.
A US release is a possibility with some modifications in design of course, but no word on whether that will happen or not.
Crutchfield.com – A nice deal on a primo unit: The Sony BRAVIA KDL-46NX810 46” Full HD 3D 1080p LCD TV for $2298.00 with free shipping too. Lots of great features and a great price make this worth a look.
Thanks for reading and keep on visiting our happy blog for more HDTV fun and news.
We all love a good deal, but some like their prices squarely in the middle. Not too expensive, but not the bottom of the line either. Sony is happy to oblige apparently, as they have announced new 3D HDTV choices that should be more wallet pleasing. Read onward:
Sony’s finally taken the wraps off its latest televisions for the US market, carrying the NX810 model number. Available in 60-, 55- and 46-inch sizes next month, these give a 3D spec bump (and around a $200 premium on the MSRP) to the existing NX800 series of Edge LED lit HDTVs that came out earlier this year. Like the NX800, these feature a slick monolith design, built-in WiFi, widgets and an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the picture in changing room conditions, but other than the 3D-readiness (and coupons for free Blu-ray 3D movies and PSN games, though it looks like you’ll have to pay for the glasses on your own) it’s hard to find any differences on paper.
Good stuff, lower prices are something we can always agree on.
Dell occasionally has some great prices on top models. For example, this Sony BRAVIA KDL-46EX700 46″ LED Backlit 1080p 120Hz HDTV – price: $1045 with free shipping too. Good stuff – now tell us we aren’t looking out for you!
OneCall.com is a reputable online shop with some nice deals at times. The LG 37LH55 37” 240Hz 1080p LCD HDTV for $789.77 with free shipping too. Good technology and the perfect size for a bedroom or study.
Thanks for reading and have fun!
Sony has a Sony KDL-32EX308 BRAVIA 32″ Internet-ready 720p LCD HDTV for $432 with free shipping as well. Great deal! You can look at lots of net enabled functions like Netflix, etc pretty easily and makes this a heck of an entertainment device.
Thanks for joining us and see you all later!
Sony has a rep for not offering the best values in town, but that rep may be changing with their latest announcement, designed to draw people into their 3D-riffic world. Here’s the details from Engadget:
In a rare move, Sony has deviated from their pricey reputation to offer two special 3D bundle promotions until July 17th (or while supplies still last) with the clear intention of enticing wavering adopters to veer whole-hog into 3D. The options boil down to either a 46-inch or 54.6-inch Bravia HX8000 for $270 / $340 off their retail prices, respectively, and as a bonus, buyers will receive a variety of 3D accessories valued at $899 for free. Rolled into that $899 goody basket are two sets of 3D TDG-BR100 active glasses, the TMR-BR100 3D sync transmitter, two 3D Blu-ray movies (“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and “IMAX Deep Sea 3D), four 3D PS3 games (two full games, two demos), and the BDV-E570 3D Blu-ray compatible 5.1 home theater in-a-box.
The offer will save you up to $1,200, which is savings worth shouting about, indeed. While not cheap, these are still pretty good packages if you’re a Sony lover.
6ave.com – On the other side of the price spectrum, here’s a Sony KDL60EX700 60” LED Backlit HDTV & BDV-E570 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System package bundle – for $3247.00 and free shipping. Great offer and quite a bit off the suggested retail price.
Feel free to check them out and have a great day!
Sony – How about a super-sharp Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX600 1080p 40″ LED HDTV for $1080 – $210 off in cart price due to our offer = $990 with free shipping as well. Tough to beat that for a well-reviewed unit suitable for any room in the house. 7 HDMI ports, yes!
6ave.com – Here’s a very nice bundle package: the Panasonic TC-42PX14 42” 720p Plasma HDTV And DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Player, sold together in a great package for $698.00 with free shipping too. One of the better deals we’ve seen anywhere!
There you go, and feel free to check out those offers.
Crutchfield.com – Here’s a nice deal on a well-reviewed model: The Sony Bravia 32” KDL32BX300 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV for $409.99 – $20.00 off coupon code we’ve kindly given you “3A825″ = $389.99 with free shipping as well. Once one of the priciest models on the market, Sony HDTVs have really come down in recent months.
BuyDig.com has a sweet Samsung LN46C630 46” 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $989.00 – $140 off coupon code we give you to use at your leisure: “LN46C630″ = $849.00 with free shipping. Tough to beat that, folks!
Thanks for joining us and feel free to check out these great deals, and join us tomorrow for more HDTV centric joy.
BuyDig.com – How about a fine LG TV for a great price, like the LG 50PK550 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV for $979, and free shipping. Big, bright and plenty of power to watch anything in the finest detail. Check it out!
Walmart.com – Now Sony’s are finally coming down into the reasonable range price wise, and with this deal on the Sony BRAVIA EX400 Series 46” LCD Flat Panel HDTV – Black for $809.00, with free shipping, it hits a new low in price. Great reviews and well-known quality make for a fine pair.
Thanks for joining us and have a good rest of the weekend!
We’ve been awaiting for some US pricing details on Sony’s 3DTV line for awhile now, and while SonyStyle still shows only a rather unhelpful “notify me,” link, JR.com is listing (official?) pricing info for the LX900 (shown in the pic), HX900 and HX800 model 3D LCDs, something we wish Sony would do.
As per usual, preorder pricing can change pretty quickly, but right now $1,799 gets you a 40″ LED edge lit XBR-40LX900 with integrated 3D, WiFi and face-tracking, all the way up to the monster, living-room-filling 60″ version at a hefty $3,779. Prices are actually a little below what was expected, especially for Sony.
The HX900 (LED backlit) and HX800 (LED edge lit) are both “3D capable,” which means they require a separate emitter plus the shutter glasses to really make it sing. These will be released early this summer, but at least you know how quarter rolls to stash away to get these beauties.
Here they are, once again, the HDTV weekend deals:
Vanns.com has a nice deal on the Sony Bravia KDL-52W5150 52” LCD HDTV for $1397.77 , and free shipping too. We’ve noticed a good price drop on Sony TVs of late, and that trend continues with this awesome deal.
TigerDirect.com has a great LG Plasma unit, the 42PQ30 42” 720p “Smooth Motion” Plasma HDTV for $549.99 with free shipping as well. Unbelievable pic (and that famous LG quality) for a great low price.
Thanks for reading, and please do come again for more great HDTV news and deals!
Last we’d heard, some of Sony’s retail locations had 3D displays (at least 3D capable ones) to show off, but no 3D software to run on them. For those who are excited about HDTV 3D, this bit of news is a good thing: Sony is ready. This isn’t the first 3D TV, but it could be the harbinger of things to come in the 3D world.
Today the company has stated that all 42 Sony Style stores are armed with LX900, HX900 and HX800 series BRAVIA models ready to show 3DTV, and equipped to make the best of it. We remain skeptics, but if a company like Sony is jumping on board, then perhaps it has a chance to succeed.
Many have already said: the only hope for HD 3D to be even moderately successful in homes is the ability to show off the technology easily, and this is a big step towards that. Here’s to hoping that Sony will really move forward with this new technology and bring to living rooms across the globe, and that our skepticism is proven faulty.
It’s Valentine’s Day, a day of love, romance and kick-butt HDTV deals. There’s lots to watch nowadays in HD, so grab a loved one, and let’s get started:
Staples.com – These guys occasionally have some nice HDTV offers, and this is a case in point: The Samsung 2333HD-1 23” LCD TV for $259.98- $10 off coupon code we provide for you “29903″ = $249.98 with free shipping as well. Great for any side office setting or bedroom and a nice price too.
CompUSA has an amazing Sony deal: the Sony Bravia 40″ KDL-40S5100 LCD 1080p HDTV for $650 with no charge for shipping. How does a 30,000:1 Contrast Ratio and 6 HDMI ports sound to you? Music to our ears as well.
Feel free to check these out, and happy V-Day to all!
Sony has been pretty active the last few weeks with developments, and now Sony is announcing a large new line of HDTV Bravia TVs of the LCD ilk, with all shapes and sizes entering the fray, including smaller sizes and (gulp) exterior colors.
Low end is the EX300, with 22, 26, and 32-inchers models with 1,366 x 768 reses, and are available in white, pink, brown, and black. Announced price ranges (in Japan first, mind you) will be ¥70,000 – ¥90,000 ($770 – $990 USD), which fits in with their typical price points.
The EX500 is the middle ground, and will sport a ¥130,000 ($1,400 USD) price tag, and will be a 40″, 120Hz, 1080p model, while the bigger and fancier EX700 units range from 32 to 52 big-time inches and will cost you between ¥120,000 ($1,300 USD) and a rather swollen ¥300,000 ($3,300 USD). These models do give you extra goodies like LED backlighting, thinness (an ultra-slim 22mm), and network features, which means YouTube streaming, plus widgets too.
These are expected to splash down in Japanese waters around February 25, and across the pond eventually as well. You know you want a pink one, admit it.
We love our deals, as evidenced by posts we’ve made like this HDTV deals post, but here we’re really looking for great offers. See below:
Walmart.com and Vizio have a very good thing going, and it continues with this great deal: The Vizio VO420E 42” Class Eco (energy savings is always good!) 1080p LCD HDTV for $648 – with free shipping too? Indeed. A year ago this type of TV was $900+ easily, so you can appreciate the recent advances in technology that have made it affordable on nearly any budget.
Crutchfield.com has a pretty amazing Sony deal (and these are among the most expensive of all 40″ class HDTVs): How about a Sony KDL-46S5100 46” Bravia Series LCD HDTV for $779.99 – $20 off coupon we have supplied for you “3A825″ (Exp 01/31/10) = $759.99 with free shipping as well. Deals and more deals, how do we do it?
Watch for more deals in the weeks to come, and thanks for reading!
OLED has been the promised land of HDTVs for awhile now, and Sony is taking it quite seriously based on reports at various blogs. They’re proudly displaying their 24.5-inch OLED television at CES with built-in (optional) 3D as well, and many writers have reportedly been blown away by the color and clarity of the picture, something we were both anticipating and expecting.
Sony was being hush-hush with prices or release dates for these babies, but personally we expect these before the end of the year, and it’ll make a nice jump from the 15″ OLEDs that are available (rarely) on the market right now.
Watch for this one in the near future.