New ‘Economical’ Sony BRAVIA W Series Network HDTV Line to Launch this Spring

For those of you who find the price point of the BRAVIA Z5100 and XBR9 Network HDTVs a bit steep, you'll be interested to learn that Sony is launching a complementary W Series line that the company claims is more economical, yet still offers many of the high-end networking features. All W Series HDTVs are [...]

Intel and Yahoo! Bring Their TV Widget Technology to Life in a Big Way At CES 2009

Sure we've started seeing a crop of "Connected HDTVs" making the news this month, but the real winner here is the Yahoo! Widget Engine and Intel's system-on-a-chip (Media Processor CE 3100) which provides the TV's processing power to handle all the various interactive media application services. In other words, all future HDTVs supporting TV Widgets [...]

Sony Home Share Launches in Europe

Not quite sure why Sony decided to release their new Home Share (VGF-HS1E) digital media server exclusively to the European market at this time, but they did (and we here in the states are a little jealous). Notable features, besides the cool, white disc shaped enclosure, include: 1TB of data storage spread over 2 x [...]

Sony Customizes BRAVIA HDTV Sets with New Link Modules

Sony Electronics today announced the availability of three new BRAVIA® Link modules including the Wireless Link, DVD Link, and Input Link. The new devices attach to the back of compatible BRAVIA HDTVs and integrate directly into the television’s menu system. “Now you can customize compatible flat-panel BRAVIA HDTV sets with great features without reconfiguring your entire [...]

Sony’s New Digital Photo Frame Goes Wireless

Sony today unveiled the wireless VAIO® CP1 Wi-Fi photo frame, making it easier than ever to share digital images as well as receive news and stream Internet radio in real-time. Utilizing built-in Wi-Fi technology, the CP1 model lets you stream photos from a VAIO PC directly to the device. Featuring more than 16 million colors and [...]

Sony Unveils Three New All-in-One Desktop PCs with Blu-ray Technology

Merging powerful PC performance with slim stylish LCD panels, Sony today introduced three new all-in-ones— the VAIO® JS, LV and RT desktop models. Designed as space-savers, these new models are ideal for everything from everyday computing to editing high-definition video content. “These new all-in-ones address all your entertainment and computing needs— they’re an HDTV, Blu-ray Disc™ player [...]

Sony Unveils S-AIR PLAY Multi-Room Audio System for iPod Players

Sony today took the wraps off its new wireless, multi-room audio system for listening to iPod® players. The new S-AIR PLAY™ system features Sony’s S-Air™ technology, which provides a practical, wireless multi-room solution without complicated setup requirements. Wireless audio can be transmitted from the system’s main docking station in one room to various rooms throughout the [...]

PlayTV for PlayStation 3 Gets a Downgrade

Man, this sucks. The highly anticipated PlayTV DVB-T adapter that was supposed to allow PS3 users in Europe to record TV shows and transfer their recordings to memory stick, PC, or PSP has been neutered, according to Eurogamer. The device, in conjunction with the PS3, will now only “stream” live or recorded content to a [...]