Bolstering the recently announced 2009 BRAVIAÂ® LCD HDTV line-up, Sony Electronics today announced a series of additional networked models with full HD 1920 x 1080 progressive (1080p) resolution. This new W-series adds an economic HDTV option, while delivering the same interactive functionality as the recently announced BRAVIA Z5100 and XBR9 models.
The networked models feature an Ethernet connection so the sets can directly access Sony BRAVIA Internet Video content using an existing broadband connection. The service offers one of the largest selections of free and premium movies, TV shows, sports, music and more from an array of partners like Amazon Video On Demand, YouTubeÂ®, Yahoo!Â®, Sony Pictures, Sony Music and many others.
BRAVIA Internet Widgets, provided by the Yahoo! Widget Engine, expand and personalize the experience by allowing you to interact with your favorite Internet content like Yahoo News, Video, Finance, and FlickrÂ® while watching TV shows. Track your favorite sports team, check your stocks, and share photos with friends and family as you watch television.
The 52-inch KDL-52W5100, 46-inch KDL-46W5100 and 40-inch KDL-40W5100 (diagonal) models feature Motionflowâ„¢ 120Hz technology for improved sharpness and detail in fast-moving images. They also feature Sonyâ€™s BRAVIA Engineâ„¢ 3, which delivers a crystal clear picture even if the content isnâ€™t perfect.
The W-series models are Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNAÂ®) compliant, enabling easy access to digital photos, music and video stored on a PC or other DLNA server using the XMBÂ® interface and the TVâ€™s remote control. They also offer a USB input for displaying digital photos or playing digital video and audio files from compatible USB storage devices.
In addition, these models feature:
* 24p True Cinemaâ„¢
* XrossMediaBarâ„¢ (XMB)with enhanced 3D favorites menu
* Internet powered TV Guide Onscreen
* BRAVIA Syncâ„¢
* BRAVIA Link Compatibility
* 4 HDMI inputs