As we pretty much expected, the first official day of CES 2011 brought with it plenty if new and interesting announcements from just about every major player in the CE industry, including here Sony, who, beside the Full HD 3D Camcorder and Bloggie 3D pocket camcorder we've talked about earlier, also brought to the show a full lineup of 3D Bravia HDTVs, including no less than 16 new models.
According to Sony, the improvements to this year's 3D models, compared to previous 3D Bravias, include “panel drive enhancements that deliver quicker response time helping to reduce crosstalk, 5:5 pull down for a more realistic cinematic movie experience, and built-in 3D emitters on all 3D models.”
The flagship 3D Bravia HDTV model presented at CES 2011 is the XBR-HX929 series, built to comply with the Monolithic Design principles and featuring Intelligent Peak LED backlight, as well as Sony's MotionFlow XR 960 featuring a precise backlight control.
The HX929 is available in 46-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch versions (set to be released in May and August, respectively, for the 65-inch model), and comes packed with such features as Sony's X-Reality PRO Engine, integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n), and Skype support in 720p high definition.
Next in line comes the BRAVIA HX820-Series LED LCD 3D Capable HDTVs, that includes 46-inch and 55-inch versions and should hit the shelves in May 2011.
This series offered roughly the same features as the HX929, apart from the fact that it includes just MotionFlow XR 480 technology.
The list continues with the BRAVIA NX720-Series LED LCD 3D Capable HDTVs, also slated for a May release, that sport MotionFlow XR 240 and X-Reality Engine (no PRO here), while being available in 60-inch, 55-inch and 46-inch models.
The list or new Sony 3D HDTVs is completed by the BRAVIA HX729-Series LED LCD 3D Capable HDTVs, as well as the BRAVIA EX720-Series, the first to arrive on the market (as early as February), this mid-range model supporting Wi-Fi only via a special adapter and being available in 32, 40, 46, 55 and 60-inch versions.
Naturally, no pricing details have been yet provided, but Sony's probably going to offer these bits of data as market availability for each of the products approaches.