Sony Brings Out Energy-Efficient 32-Inch LCD in Japan

The Bravia KDL-32JE1 is an energy-efficient TV from Bravia which consumes just 89W of power, compared to 160W on an equivalent Bravia. It also uses plastic parts recycled from other Sony departments, such as the plastic waste from collected TVs, polystyrene packaging and the waste from the optical film from LCD TVs.… » 6/17/08 6:00am 6/17/08 6:00am

Japan Sony's Bravia F Series Are Thinner, Have 24p Cinema Mode

Sony has upped its LCD count again, releasing its Bravia F Series. At just over an inch thick, the TVs, which come in 46-, 42- and 32-inch sizes and can be wall-mounted, have 24p Cinema mode and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. Oh, and a more simple remote unit, apparently. While these are Japan only models, the US line… » 2/21/08 5:16am 2/21/08 5:16am

Sony's Japan-Only Bravia M-Series Get Multicolored, Bunny-Style

Sony Japan has updated their low-end Bravias with two M-Series LCD TVs. The 20-inch KDL-20M1 and 16-inch KDL-16M1 share common technology, with 1366 x 768 pixel screens with a 178-degree viewing angle, and an updated Bravia 2 video engine. The fun starts with the colored frames these TVs have: Sony seems to have picked … » 2/21/08 3:46am 2/21/08 3:46am

Sony Bravia Ad Covers Pyramid in String

This Sony Bravia ad that aired in Egypt may or may not "take inspiration" from an uncredited artist (we haven't checked), but it is quite neat. Not to spoil the ending for you (it gets covered in string!) but, well, a pyramid gets covered in string. If actual Sony Bravia refresh rates were this bad, we'd go pick up a… » 10/15/07 2:30pm 10/15/07 2:30pm

Sony's Bravia AW15 Previewed on Video


Those of you who were impressed by Sony's new Bravia projectors yesterday will wanna catch Shiny Shiny's video preview of the AW15 in action. The good news is that the projector is pretty quiet (20 decibels quiet to be exact) and can project pictures as large as 200 inches, which is more than enough for most homes.… » 3/29/07 10:25am 3/29/07 10:25am

Sony Bravia KDF-50E3000 Micro-Display TV Hands (and Eyes)-On

We got a closer look at all of Sony's rear-projection TVs today, otherwise known as micro-displays, and these units had three LCDs inside a cabinet that the company says is 22% slimmer than previous Sony Grand Wega Projection TVs. Here's a good look at the side of the slimmed-down 50 inch KDF-50E3000, a 1080p TV whose… » 2/27/07 7:35pm 2/27/07 7:35pm

Slate on Tech Adwatch: New Bravia Ad Graded "WTF"


Sony's last major Bravia ad was great: it was engaging and memorable, even if it really said nothing at all about Bravia TVs. Its new spot, while actually sporting a Bravia set (in front of a Sony Style store no less), still offers nil about the product itself. But, as Slate's ad critic extraordinaire, Seth Stevenson, … » 1/23/07 9:30pm 1/23/07 9:30pm

Sony Adds Two Fancy 1080p 52-inchers to Top of Bravia LCD Line

Sony showed the biggest Bravia LCD TVs yet at CEDIA today, a couple of 52-inch 1920x1080 (1080p) panels with HDMI inputs. The KDL-52XBR2 has a piano black finish while the KDL-52XBR3 looks more like aircraft silver. We've seen a few of the earlier 1080p Bravia LCDs, and it's hard to imagine how they would improve them, … » 9/14/06 9:27am 9/14/06 9:27am