Sony Shows BRAVIAs With 3D, X-Reality PRO Engine, VOD, Skype, Twitter, Facebook Support

Sony has unveiled [JP] a total of six new BRAVIA LCD TVs to be released in Japan next month, and it looks like technically, Sony has focused on three key areas: the integration of 3D, web connectivity, and advanced picture processing.

All six TVs have a full HD panel, feature 3D support (glasses required) with S-Force front surround 3D sound, come with 4 HDMI and two USB ports, and have Sony’s X-Reality PRO picture processing engine and MotionFlow motion interpolation on board.

They also support Sony’s VOD service Qriocity, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and a handful of Japanese web sites.

The high-end HX920 series consists of a 55-inch model ($5,300) and a 46-incher ($4,300).

The HX820 series’ 55-inch ($4,550) and 46-inch ($3,580) models are slightly cheaper because they feature “just” edge-lit panels (the HX920 TVs come with Sony’s 3D “Intelligent Peak 3D LED” system for displaying brighter pictures in 3D).

The TVs of the low-end HX720 series lack Sony’s “monolithic design” and the Wi-Fi function the other new BRAVIAs come with. Sony plans to sell the 46-inch HX720 model for $3,500, while the 40-incher will cost $2,600.