Sony’s PlayStation 3 Gets Disc-free, HD Netflix Access

Wow, the PS3 owners are probably pretty happy today. Netflix has rolled out their native PlayStation 3 app for the platform, which features a custom UI optimized for the console's controller. Video quality is as good as it gets: 1080p with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound (when available). However, I think PS3 owners will dig [...]

Sony Intros the Worlds First HDTV Powered by Google TV

Alright! Sony today has officially unveiled its new Sony Internet TV line powered by Google TV. We've had quick glimpses of the Smart TV earlier this year, but now we have all the details. In regards to TV / DVR providers, first up will be DISH Networks — just like with the Logitech Revue. Unfortunately, [...]

Sony’s Google TV-powered HDTVs to Have Direct Integration with Select TV Providers

Sony Insider today is leaking the prices [UPDATED PRICING - 10/10/10] of Sony's upcoming line of Google TV-powered HDTVs. However, the juiciest tidbit of information in the story is that the TVs will have "direct integration with select service providers." This is HUGE! What this would mean then is that these TV sets could possibly work [...]

Sony’s Google TV Powered HDTVs to Support Its BRAVIA Internet Video Offering As an App

This is interesing... and answers one of the questions I've had on how Sony plans to integrate — if at all — its BRAVIA Internet Video offering on the company's upcoming Google TV powered HDTVs and Blu-ray players. It turns out that BRAVIA Internet Video will be available as a Google TV app, as opposed [...]

Sony Intros Its 3D/Internet-ready BRAVIA NX810 HDTV Line

One of the great things of holding off on buying a high-end HDTV is that something inevitably better and often times cheaper comes along. This time it's Sony's new 3D BRAVIA NX810 Line of TV sets that offers buyers 3D video in HD for movies and gaming, built-in Wi-Fi for network connectivity and BRAVIA Internet [...]

Get Ready for In-air TV Remotes Powered by Hillcrest Labs’ Patented Freespace Technology

Hillcrest Labs today is announcing that it has licensed its Freespace in-air pointing and motion-control technology to LG and Sony. LG, in particular, is bundling the Freespace-powered "Magic Wand" remote (sound familiar?) with its first 3D-ready, Internet-connected INFINIA HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment access. No word how Sony plans to use it, but it will most [...]

Sony’s Upcoming SMP-N100 Networked Media Player Packs a Punch

Sony is getting set to launch a new media streamer product that spins off the original Sony DMX-NV1 Bravia Internet Video Link. Unlike the original product, however, which only worked with compatible Sony HDTVs, the new Sony SMP-N100 Networked Media Player (MSRP $129) can work with any TV set — much like Sony's other Blu-ray [...]

Sony Dash Update Brings SHOUTcast, App Shortcuts, Improved App Delete Functionality

Nice to see Sony still taking its Dash Personal Internet Viewer product seriously. The company has released a new update that brings some welcomed new features. If you're a fan of the SHOUTcast Internet radio directory (like me), you'll be pleased to learn that the service has been added to the available apps. What's more, [...]