Sony has updated its BRAVIA range of televisions for 2011 bringing with it a bevy of new features including Skype support and a greater emphasis on 3D.

“In 2011 BRAVIA televisions bring more of the best of the web to your TV screen. With Internet capabilities available on almost all new BRAVIA TVs, and channels and services being added to BRAVIA Internet Video all the time, it’s now even easier to watch what you want, whenever you want”, says the company.

2011 sees integrated Wi-Fi connectivity extended throughout the range - from the HX923 to the NX723 to the EX320.

By adding an optional camera and microphone accessory to new Internet TVs, you’ll be able to make free voice and video calls over the Internet using Skype. 

The new range also includes smart features such as direct recording to Hard Disk Drive via USB, DLNA and Wi-Fi support, and the ability to use iPhone and Android apps so you can turn your smartphone into a TV remote control.

Users will also be able to use their phone to control clever new features such as TrackID, which can identify a TV soundtrack at the click of a button; making finding that music track you keep hearing in an advert a whole lot easier.  

As you might expect, the latest Motionflow technology combines advanced LED backlight technology with High Frame Rate panels to improve picture detail and smooth motion.

Motionflow XR 800 means you can watch fast-action games, sports and movies at the equivalent of 800 frames per second and enjoy high image detail with less blur, says Sony.

The new range will consist of the HX923, the HX823, the HX723, the NX723, the EX723, the EX523, the EX320, CX523, and CX32D.

Pricing and availability has yet to be set.