Friday , August 18 2017

Sony announces their new TV line-up featuring Android TV

Sony Bravia
Sony has today announced a new range of TV’s at CES, bringing about the promised Android TV compatability that was announced at Google I/O in June last year.

There’s a full range of TV’s with most supporting Android TV, allowing you to stream videos and music, as well as access compatible apps and games from Google Play. The TV’s will also come with a microphone equipped remote control to facilitate voice search. Sony TV’s with Android TV will also fully support Google Cast, to allow you to cast content to the TV’s just like with Chromecast.

Bravia meets Android TV

This being Sony, there will of course be Playstation compatibility, with Sony including Playstation Now with their new Sony 4K Ultra HD TV’s. This also includes a select range of Playstation 3 games, which can be streamed to the TV like a TV show or movie, and played with a Playstation 4 DualShock controller paired to the panel.

The televisions announced will be running Sony’s new 4K processor the X1. The X1 processor is aimed at getting the highest quality video on your screen, offering the best color accuracy, contrast and clarity. The new models range in size from 43″ to 75″ across four new series and 10 new models. Models announced include :

XBR® X900C Series 4K Ultra HD TV (55″ and 65″ Class models) and X910C (75″ Class model)
Available in spring 2015

Sony’s thinnest LED TV yet at 0.2 of an inch at its thinnest part (for 55″ and 65″ Class models); the revolutionary floating style is virtually frameless and mounts flush to your wall.
Features new 4K Processor X1 to improve color accuracy, contrast and clarity of HD and 4K video.
Support’s Google’s Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream video, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features like voice-enabled searching through a remote equipped with a microphone.
Enjoy stunning 4K streaming and upscaling, plus Google Cast built-in feature for seamless smartphone or tablet integration.
Brilliant, expanded color with TRILUMINOS™ display, further enhanced for color accuracy by the new engine.
Ready for the latest 4K new spec “HEVC” and “VP9″ which can receive 4K distribution services and YouTube in 4K.
XBR-X930C Series (65″ Class model) and X940C (75” Class model)
Available in spring 2015

X-tended Dynamic Range Pro (75-inch model) and X-tended Dynamic Range (65-inch model) enhanced by the new 4K Processor engine to produce our best contrast ever – capturing every shade of light.
Features new 4K Processor X1 engine to improve color accuracy, contrast and clarity of HD and 4K video.
Support’s Google’s Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream video, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features like voice-enabled searching through a remote equipped with a microphone.
Powerful front-facing speakers (tweeters, woofers, and sub-woofers) produce clear dialog and deep bass while also supporting Hi-Res audio to compliment the Ultra HD picture.
Brilliant, expanded color with TRILUMINOS™ display, further enhanced for color accuracy by the new engine.
Ready for the latest 4K new spec “HEVC” and “VP9″ which can receive 4K distribution services and YouTube in 4K.
XBR-X850C Series (55″, 65″ and 75” Class models)
Available in spring 2015
Introductory 4K Ultra HD TV series, which expands the 4K experience to multiple screen size options.
Features new 4K Processor X1 engine to improve color accuracy, contrast and clarity of HD and 4K video.
Brilliant, expanded color with TRILUMINOS™ display, further enhanced for color accuracy by the new engine.
Support’s Google’s Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream video, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features like voice-enabled searching through a remote equipped with a microphone
Ready for the latest 4K new spec “HEVC” and “VP9″ which can receive 4K distribution services and YouTube in 4K.
XBR-X830C Series (43″ and 49” Class models)
Available in spring 2015
Introductory 4K Ultra HD TV series, which expands the 4K experience to multiple screen size options.
Features new 4K Processor X1 engine to improve color accuracy, contrast and clarity of HD and 4K video.
Support’s Google’s Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream video, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features like voice-enabled searching through a remote equipped with a microphone.
Ready for the latest 4K new spec “HEVC” and “VP9″ which can receive 4K distribution services and YouTube in 4K.
Sony also announced new HDTV televisions that feature, for the first time, Google’s Android TV operating system. The line-up will range in size from 50″ to 75” Class Models include the KDL-75W850C, KDL-65W850C, KDL-55W850C and KDL-50W850C. This line-up with be available spring 2015.

Sony Australia is expected to announce full specs and availability information later today. Or you can head on over to www.sony.net/androidtv/.
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Source: Sony.

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On my 2015 wish list: Sony HDR 4K Android TV with Netflix.

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