Sony has bolstered its Bravia flat-panel LCD range with the unveiling of 17 new HDTV models.
Slim bezels and thin designs, along with Sony’s new 3D graphic user interface are among the key features offered in some of the new launches.
Sony adds that many of the models also have the ability to access video and music from portable media devices like compatible Walkman and iPod players via Digital Media Port (DMP) accessories (which are sold separately).
Additionally, certain models can display digital photos and play digital music from Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) compliant and USB devices.
Sony’s Digital Media Extender (DMeX) technology is also integrated throughout the line, which means theat users can add new features from various add-on modules to expand the functionality of their TV over its lifetime.
The first of these is the Internet Video Link module, which allows users to view select streaming Internet video, including high-definition content.
To kick off, there are new additions to the Z-Series - the full HD 1080p 40-inch KDL-40Z4100 and 46-inch KDL-46Z4100 models.
These feature the new Bravia Engine 2, Motionflow 120Hz high frame rate technology, x.v.Color, WCG-CCFL backlight with ACE (Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuitry) and 10-bit processing with a 10-bit panel.
Both models are also DMeX and DMP compatible, while offering the USB digital music and photo player.
Motionflow is claimed to dramatically eliminates motion artifacts or "judder" while watching content filmed at 24 frames-per-second.
The x.v.Color compatibility technology expands the potential colour data range of video by about 1.8 times, resulting in the display of colours similar to what the human eye can actually see, says Sony.
The new televisions also include Sony’s Bravia Sync one-button command, which integrates the operation of the TV with supporting external components connected via an HDMI input.
Inputs include four 1080/60 24p HDMI connections (HDCP), two 1080/60p component inputs, and a 1080/60p PC input.
Next up are three additions to the W-Series - the 52-inch KDL-52W4100, 46-inch KDL-46W4100 and 40-inch KDL-40W4100 models.
The models feature the new 3D graphic interface, BRAVIA Sync, DMeX and DMP compatibility. Motionflow 120Hz high frame rate technology has also been added to the new W-series models.
The models include the USB photo and music player, four 1080/60 24p HDMI inputs (HDCP), two 1080/60p component inputs and a 1080/60p PC input.
Sony has also added models to its entry-level HD V-Series.
The 52-inch KDL-52V4100, 46-inch KDL-46V4100 and 40-inch KDL-40V4100 models feature 3D graphic user interfaces, DMeX compatibility, and BRAVIA Sync.
In addition, Sony announced new small size XBR6 series models, offering full HD 1080p resolution in new 37-inch and 32-inch screen sizes - the KDL-37XBR6 and KDL-32XBR6 models.
Three models have been unveiled for the N-series.
The new models offers 37, 32, and 26-inch screen sizes and deliver 720p HD resolution.
The KDL-37N4000 and KDL-32N4000 models feature integrated 5.1 audio, while the KDL-26N4000 unit offers integrated 3.1 audio with a subwoofer built into the stand and matching full-range speakers.
There are four new models for Sony’s entry-level M-series with screen sizes of 19, 26, 32, and 37 inches.
The KDL-26M4000, KDL-32M4000 and KDL-37M4000 models all feature 720p HD resolution.
The 19-inch KDL-19M4000 unit offers a 1440 x 900 screen resolution and HDMI, component and PC inputs, while the other M-series models offer two HDMI and component inputs along with a PC input.
Prices are not yet available.