Full details and pics: Sony's 2010 Bravia 3D TV, Blu-ray and home cinema range

Fri, 12 Feb 2010, 5:12pm

Following this morning's product preview at Gleneagles in Scotland, we can now bring you the lowdown on Sony's complete range of TV and home cinema products for 2010.

All but the entry-level Bravia TVs in the UK will be fitted with Freeview HD tuners, enabling viewers to receive free-to-air high-definition broadcasts.

The flagship Signature LX903 models are Full HD 3D capable straight out of the box, while the Cinematic HX903 models and HX803 models are 3D-ready, meaning you'll have to buy the optional 3D transmitter and glasses for the full three-dimensional experience.

Several of Sony's 2010 ranges use LED backlighting, and many are fitted with wi-fi for access to Bravia Internet Video.

The latter will give access to Demand Five, a catch-up TV service from Channel Five, as well as movies on demand from Lovefilm. Owners will also be able to access social networking sites such as Twitter, Flickr and Facebook via their TVs.

BBC's iPlayer will be pre-installed on all Sony's new Blu-ray players and will be made available for the relevant models in the Bravia TV range later in the year. All TVs adopt Sony's new 'Monolithic Design' styling.

Sony KDL-LX903


SIGNATURE RANGE

BRAVIA KDL-LX903
Available sizes: 40in (£2000), 60in (£3500)
Due: June
Integrated Full HD 3D
Built-in Wi-Fi access to online content & services, internet widgets and DLNA-enabled devices
Motionflow 200Hz PRO & Image Blur Reduction
Edge LED lighting & Monolithic Design
OptiContrast panel
Intelligent Presence Sensor II and Ambient Sensor to save energy

Sony KDL-40HX903

CINEMATIC RANGE

BRAVIA KDL-HX903
Available sizes: 46in (£2199), 52in (£2500)
Due:June
Intelligent Dynamic full LED screen with local dimming
Motionflow 200Hz PRO & Image Blur Reduction
OptiContrast panel
Full HD 3D-ready (3D transmitter and glasses optional)

BRAVIA KDL-HX803
Available sizes: 40in (£1400), 46in (£1600)
Due: June
Motionflow 200Hz
Edge LED backlighting

 

Sony KDL-NX803

PRESENCE RANGE

BRAVIA KDL-NX803
Available sizes: 40in (£1600), 52in (£2299)
Due: March/April
Monolithic Design
Built-in Wi-Fi access to online content & services, internet widgets and DLNA-enabled devices
Motionflow 200Hz & Image Blur Reduction
Deep Black panel and edge LED backlighting

Can be supplied with an optional glass and brushed aluminium TV stand with adjustable 6 degree positioning for placing on contemporary, low furniture.

BRAVIA KDL-NX703
Available sizes: 40in (£1300), 46in (£1700)
Due March/April
Monolithic Design
Built-in Wi-Fi access to online content & services, internet widgets and DLNA-enabled devices
Motionflow 100Hz
Deep Black panel and Edge LED backlighting

ESSENTIAL RANGE

BRAVIA KDL-EX703
Available sizes: 32in, 40in, 46in, 52in, 60in
Prices: starting from £900 for 32in to £2800 for 60in
Slim, LED edge-lit Full HD screen
Wi-Fi-ready for access to online content, services & internet widgets
Presence Sensor & range of energy saving features
Bravia Engine 3 & Motionflow 100Hz

BRAVIA KDL-EX603
Available sizes 32in £800, 40in £949

BRAVIA KDL-EX503
100Hz Motionflow
Available sizes 32in £700, 37in £800, 40in £900, 46in £1200, 55in £1698

BRAVIA KDL-EX403
Available sizes 32in £550, 37in £650 40in £750, 46in £999

BRAVIA KDL-EX43B
Available sizes 32in (£750), 40in (£900), due May

Integrated Blu-ray player

BLU-RAY SYSTEMS

Sony had previously only announced the range-topping BDV-IZ1000W system as being 3D-capable, as well as having Bravia Internet Video capabilities. Now, however, it has confirmed that the  BDV-E370 and BDV-E870 can all have 3D playback added with a software update.



Sony BDV-IZ1000W

BDV-IZ1000W £tbc, due September
• Blu-ray 3D playback
• BRAVIA Monolithic Design
• 1000W Full HD 1080p Blu-ray disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD 5.1 channel home theatre system
• Integrated S-AIR wireless rear speakers
• BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
• Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
• Wi-Fi Ready with included USB Wireless LAN adapter (802.11)
• BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control - free app.)
• Photo/Music/Video Playback via USB and DLNA
• iPod audio playback via USB
• Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding



Sony BDV-E370

BDV-E370 £500, due March
* Blu-ray 3D Ready - software upgrade due June
* Four satellite speakers with 850W total output power and HD audio codecs
* DCAC for simple set-up and flexible speaker placement
* Minimalistic Monolithic Design Concept
* Catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video
* Wireless LAN Ready (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
* Watch your DVD movies in near-HD quality with Precision Cinema Upscale
* Gracenote Entertainment Database Browser
* Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control



Sony BDV-E870

BDV-E870 £550, due March
* Blu-ray 3D Ready – software upgrade due June
* Two tall speakers with 1000W total output power and HD audio codecs
* DCAC for simple set-up and flexible speaker placement
* Minimalistic Monolithic Design Concept
* Catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video
* Wireless LAN Ready (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
* Watch your DVD movies in near HD-quality with Precision Cinema Upscale
* Gracenote Entertainment Database Browser
* Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control

HT-AS5 £400, due June
Home cinema system without DVD/BD. 3 HDMI inputs, optical input, 3D pass-through. More information to follow.


BLU-RAY PLAYERS

The BDP-S770 and BDP-S570 models will be compatible with 3D Blu-ray discs straight out of the box, have integrated wi-fi and Bravia Internet Video Link and iPhone control. They will be available in September and May respectively.

The BDP-S370 model will be 3D-ready, meaning it will need a software upgrade (like the home cinema systems) to handle 3D Blu-ray discs. It's due on sale in March.

In addition, the players have Bravia Internet Video access, including the BBC iPlayer, via the built-in Wi-Fi of the BDP-S570 and BDP-S770, or on the BDP-S370 using a plug-in USB Wi-fi adapter.

The players can also be controlled from an iPhone or iPod Touch, using software downloadable from the App Store. All three models are SACD compatible as standard.


Full technical specs of all three models are listed below:



Sony BDP-S770

BDP-S770 3D Blu-ray disc player £299, due September
• Blu-ray 3D playback
• BRAVIA Monolithic Design
• Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray disc, DVD, SA-CD, CD player
• BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
• IP Content Noise Reduction
• Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless (802.11) with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WAP)
• Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
• BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control - free app.)
• DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
• Multichannel analogue output
• Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding
• Photo/Music/Video Playback via USB and DLNA
• SACD playback



Sony BDP-S570

BDP-S570 3D Blu-ray player £230, due May
• Blu-ray 3D playback
• BRAVIA Monolithic Design
• Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray disc, DVD, SA-CD, CD player
• BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
• IP Content Noise Reduction
• Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless (802.11) with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WAP)
• Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
• BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control - free app.)
• DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
• Photo/Music/Video Playback via USB and DLNA
• Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding
• SACD playback

Sony BDP-S370

BDP-S370 £180, due March
• BRAVIA Monolithic Design
• Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray disc, DVD, SA-CD, CD player
• BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
• Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
• Wi-Fi Ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
• DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
• BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control - free app.)
• Photo/Music/Video Playback via USB and DLNA
• Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding
• SACD playback

AV AMPLIFIERS
STR-DH1010 £399, due June
STR-DH610 £299, due May

More information to follow, but both amps will allow 3D pass through.

Comments

read your article and the above mentioned blog with interest...

funny how my local (colchester) sony centre and also john Lewis seem to add on a healthy dose of 'quid' above the quoted prices! Sad

Example; john lewis have the Bravia KDL46HX803 for sale at ???2199. however sony would have one believe it's obtainable at ??? 1600. Thats like ???600 quid extra!!!!!!

What gives?

Where can i get one at the real price?

The Sony website says HX903 are 46/52 inch?

Great info, thanks.

BTW, NayTyson is right.

I notice the new sony amps have '3D pass through', does this mean that all our current amps will not pass the 3d signal to the tv? Will we then require two HDMI outputs to get hd audio to go along with the 3d picture?

That is correct ***. However Sony don't seem fussed about making 3D blu ray players with 2 HDMIs, they're more concerned with analogue outs than that. If you don't want to replace your receiver, you'll have to buy a panasonic 3D blu ray player with 2 HDMI outs.

I would be intrested in the 46HX903 at that price but how much will the transmitter and the glasses be ontop of that?

Also the signature LX903 has edge LED and the HX903 has Full LED with local dimmin.I was under the impression that Full LED is superior to edge LED.

or am i wrong on this?

I see that there is no mention of FREESAT in any of the new 2010 models, as Im looking to buy a new set in the next few months I'll have to take a look at the new pana's as it seems Sony have dropped support for Freesat. Also why oh why do all the main manufacturers think we all want 40"+ size TV's when most of us in the UK don't have rooms large enough to accommodate such sizes?

Stephen Vann,

Sony UK (Customer Services) Tel No:020 7365 2947,9-8 Mon-Fri, 9-6,Sat & 10-5 - Technical 9 - 5pm.

Sony's Technical Department told me probably in January 2010 that they will still be selling Freesat's TV, because some people will still require them - My opinion: TV's external aerials require a direct line of sight usually with the transmitter, but Freesat faces the sky - less interference.

In the past, 40"+ TVs were the minimum size to maximize the quality of 1920 x 1080p resolutions.

- Nowadays, it would probably depend on the quality of the television for example I would expect an 11" OLED to be better than any 40"+ TV, but obvilously the distance and how many people watching the TV as to be taken into account.