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Sony redefines home entertainment with HDTV powered by Google TV

Press release, October 13; Yvonne Yu, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 13 October 2010]

Furthering the company's leadership in the connected TV space, Sony today introduced Sony Internet TV, powered by Google TV, the world's first TV with the ability to watch HDTV, enjoy apps, and browse the Internet seamlessly on one device.

The combination of Sony's hardware and engineering expertise and Google's understanding of open software provides a unique user experience, merging multiple content sources in one easy-to-use interface. From broadcast to streaming video from the Internet, Sony Internet TV offers the ability to quickly search and watch content from wherever, whenever.

"Sony Internet TV is the world's first HDTV that combines the big-screen impact of TV and full Internet search to deliver an unrivaled entertainment experience," said Mike Abary, senior VP of Sony's Home Division. "Finally, you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and web sites on the same screen, at the same time."

"We are very proud to be the pioneers of this new entertainment category by delivering the world's first true Internet TV experience," added Bob Ishida, senior VP, corporate executive, and president of Home Entertainment Business Group, Sony. "Sony Internet TV creates value by introducing new and compelling ways to enjoy a variety of content."

Featuring both integrated TV models and a Blu-ray Disc player, Sony Internet TV is powered by Google TV. It is built on the Android platform, runs the Google Chrome browser and includes a powerful Intel Atom processor offering the ability to quickly search across Internet and TV content for easy access to entertainment and information.

The models also feature Dual View, allowing users to watch TV while tweeting about what they're watching, checking their fantasy football scores, or finding related content on the web.

They also deliver a truly personalized entertainment experience with the ability to bookmark content for easy access and add applications from the Android Market (coming in early 2011). The models feature Sony's premium streaming service "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity" as well as pre-installed apps including CNBC, Napster, NBA, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, and YouTube.

The intuitive hand-held RF QWERTY keypad remote incorporating an optical mouse makes it easy to navigate content, type in search terms, and control the TV's user interface. Additionally, select mobile devices such as an Android phone, can control the TV with an app that will be available for download from the mobile Android Market later this fall.

Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect to home broadband networks to access web content. Additionally, Sony Internet TV is ready for the future and is fully upgradable through system updates.

Sony Internet TV easily connects to select HD DVR devices from Dish Network to include previously recorded content in the search results and control DVR functionality from the set's user interface.

Sony Internet TV line

Featuring four LCD HDTVs with Google TV built-in, the Sony Internet TV line includes the 24-inch class NSX-24GT1 (US$599.99), the 32-inch class NSX-32GT1 (US$799.99), the 40-inch NSX-40GT1 (US$999.99), and the 46-inch NSX-46GT1 (US$1,399.99).

Sony Internet TV blu-ray disc player

The Sony Internet TV blu-ray disc player with Google TV built-in, NSZ-GT1 (US$399.99), also allows users to enjoy all of the powerful features of Google TV on their existing HDTV.

Sony Internet TV and the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player will be available for purchase at Sony Style on October 16 and at Best Buy shortly after.

Product specifications include:

Sony Internet TV NSX-46GT1. Available in October for US$1,399.99

46-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
Google TV built-in
Seamlessly search across your TV & Internet for content
Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
Upgradeable Google TV platform
Download apps from Android Market (coming in early 2011)
Superior processing power with Intel Inside
Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
Built-in Wi-Fi
Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV NSX-40GT1. Available in October for about US$999.99

40-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
Google TV built-in
Seamlessly search across your TV & Internet for content
Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
Upgradeable Google TV platform
Download apps from Android Market (coming in early 2011)
Superior processing power with Intel Inside
Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
Built-in Wi-Fi
Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV NSX-32GT1. Available in October for about US$799.99

32-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
Google TV built-in
Seamlessly search across your TV & Internet for content
Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
Upgradeable Google TV platform
Download apps from Android Market (coming in early 2011)
Superior processing power with Intel Inside
Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
Built-in Wi-Fi
Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV NSX-24GT1. Available in October for about US$599.99

24-inch Full HD 1080p display with CCFL backlight
Google TV built-in
Seamlessly search across your TV & Internet for content
Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
Upgradeable Google TV platform
Download apps from Android Market (coming in early 2011)
Superior processing power with Intel Inside
Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
Built-in Wi-Fi
Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player NSZ-GT1. Available in October for about US$399.99

Google TV built-in
Seamlessly search across your TV & Internet for content
Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
Upgradeable Google TV platform
Blu-ray Disc playback capability
Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
Superior processing power with Intel Inside
Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
Built-in Wi-Fi
One HDMI input, one HDMI output and four USB inputs

Sony 24-inch full HD Internet TV, the NSX-24GT with remote

Sony 24-inch full HD Internet TV, the NSX-24GT with remote
Photo: Company

Sony 40-inch full HD Internet TV, the NSX-40GT1

Sony 40-inch full HD Internet TV, the NSX-40GT1
Photo: Company

Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player, the NSZ-GT1

Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player, the NSZ-GT1
Photo: Company


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