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Sony 2011 TVs with prices
Sony 2011 TV line-up - with prices

20 Jan 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony has unveiled their 2011 TV line-up in Copenhagen, and we’re excited. You can look forward to new functionality such as USB recording as well as better picture quality with 800 Hz and LED local dimming. Sony has also announced a range of models with the beautiful Monolithic design.

You can see prices and answers to the many questions at the bottom.

Please notice that this is the European Sony 2011 TV line-up. For the US Sony 2011 TV line-up see here.

Sony 2011 TV line-up

At a huge press press conference in Copenhagen Sony unveiled their 2011 line-up including their new flat panel TVs. Sony has some very interesting models lined up this year and some will be available within a few months from now.

Sony
Sony


In 2011 Sony has focused on picture quality, 3D, Internet and media functionality, such as USB Recording, Skype and a built-in web browser.

Sony has based most of the 2011 line-up on the structure that was introduced in 2010. Sony keeps focusing on the beautiful Monolithic design with the gray metal stand. Most models also come with thinner cabinets and slimmer bezels.

A new feature is the USB recording function. Basically it allows users to connect either a USB HDD or a USB stick and record onto one of these devices. You can also set up timers with the TV guide.

Sony
Sony


Sony continues to focus on Internet enabled TVs in 2011 and most of the mid-end and high-end models also has web browsers with limited support (no flash for example). Sony has also jumped on the Skype bandwagon which is pretty self-explanatory, and plans to roll out their Qriocity video on demand service to more European countries in 2011.

Sony 3D-briller
Sony 3D-briller


And 3D. Yes, no big surprise. As Sony continues to promote 3D on the PlayStation 3 and Bravia TVs, 3D continues to be a major focus area for Sony. Even more Sony ranges come with 3D capability in 2011 including one of the TVs from the cheaper Essential range.

Sony also says that they have some cool 3D games coming out in 2011 for the PS3 and new movies such as Men in Black 3, TinTin, Spiderman, Green Hornet and The Smurfs.

Sony
Sony


The new X-Reality PRO Engine is a two-chip digital video processor that optimizes high definition content, compressed HD signals, standard definition, and other sources including low resolution Internet content. Some of the cheaper models come with a lesser X-Reality Engine.

Sony
Sony


The best picture quality is found in the Cinematic range - called HX. You can expect three HX models called HX920, HX820 and HX720, respectively. The Signature range – the one called LX – will be discontinued in 2011

In addition, Sony has announces a new model in the Presence range – the ones with NX – with focus on design. Lastly, Sony will be released a number of new TVs in the Essential range - called EX – with focus on the most essential features for average users. Sony’s cheapest 3D model called EX720 is also part of the Essential range in 2011.

Sony has promised us review models for both mid-end and high-end models and we should receive the first ones around March. Subscribe to our newsletter to get an e-mail when new reviews are online.

Please notice that this is the European Sony 2011 TV line-up. For the US Sony 2011 TV line-up see here.

Cinematic range

The Cinematic range has excellent picture quality and features such as 800 Hz, LED with local dimming and 3D. If you don’t want a compromise and want the best from Sony, the Cinematic range is the place to look.

Cinematic HX920

Sony HX920 is the new flagship model with 800 Hz and LED with local dimming that improves contrast ratio and boosts black levels.

Sony HX920
Sony HX920


HX920 also comes with 3D and Sony’s OptiContrast panel.

  • LED with local dimming
  • Monolithic Design with OptiContrast panel
  • 3D + 2D-til-3D conversion
  • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n)
  • Skype + DLNA
  • BRAVIA Internet Video & Qriocity
  • X-Reality Pro Engine
  • USB recording
  • MotionFlow XR 800 (800 Hz)

    Sony HX920
    Sony HX920


    Sony HX920 will be available from June 2011 in 46, 55 and 65 inches called 46HX920, 55HX920 and 65HX920 (from September).


    Cinematic HX820

    HX820 is the step down with MotionFlow 400 instead of 800. HX820 still has the new X-Reality Pro Engine and 3D but only Edge LED.

    Sony HX820
    Sony HX820


  • Dynamic Edge LED
  • Monolithic Design with OptiContrast panel
  • 3D + 2D-til-3D conversion
  • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n)
  • Skype + DLNA
  • BRAVIA Internet Video & web browser
  • X-Reality Pro
  • USB recording
  • MotionFlow XR 400

    Sony HX820 will be available from June 2011 in 46 and 55 inches called 46HX820 and 55HX820. For pricing see the table further down.

    Prices:
  • 46" 46HX820
  • 55" 55HX820


    Cinematic HX720

    The Cinematic HX720 model does not have the Monolithic design but instead a so-called Deep Black panel with coating on the outer glass front. (but not between the panel and the glass). It has Edge LED and 3D.

    Sony HX720
    Sony HX720


  • Dynamic Edge LED and Deep Black panel
  • 3D + 2D-til-3D conversion
  • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n)
  • Skype + DLNA
  • BRAVIA Internet Video & web browser
  • X-Reality Pro
  • USB recording
  • MotionFlow XR 400

    Sony HX720 will be available from June 2011 in 40 and 46 inches called 40HX720 and 46HX720. For pricing see the table further down.

    Prices:
  • 40" 40HX720


    Presence range

    In the Presence range Sony has focused on elegant design and network/Internet functionality. These are the so-called NX models.

    Presence NX720

    The only model in the Presence range is the NX720 that replaces both NX710 and NX810. The TV comes with the Monolithic design and Gorilla glass that is extremely though. It also has Edge LED and 3D.

    Sony NX720
    Sony NX720


  • Dynamic Edge LED
  • Monolithic Design with OptiContrast panel and Gorilla glass
  • 3D + 2D-til-3D conversion
  • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n)
  • Skype + DLNA
  • BRAVIA Internet Video & web browser
  • X-Reality Engine
  • USB recording
  • MotionFlow XR 200 (200 Hz)

    Sony NX720 will be available from March/April 2011 in 40, 46, 55 and 60 inches called 40NX720, 46NX720, 55NX720 and 60NX720. For pricing see the table further down.

    Prices:
  • 46" 46NX720
  • 55" 55NX720
  • 60" 60NX720


    Essential range

    In the essential range you will find TVs with focus on the most essential features today. This means fairly good picture quality, Internet and media functionality. The EX720 also has 3D but none of the Essential range models have the most advanced picture systems found in the Cinematic TVs.

    Essential EX720

    Essential EX720 is the most expensive model in the EX range and comes with 3D and Edge LED.

    Sony EX720
    Sony EX720


  • Dynamic Edge LED
  • 3D + 2D-til-3D conversion
  • Wi-Fi (802.11n) Ready
  • Skype + DLNA
  • BRAVIA Internet Video & web browser
  • MotionFlow XR 200
  • USB recording
  • X-reality

    Sony EX720 will be available from March 2011 in 32, 37, 40, 46 and 55 inches called 32EX720, 37EX720, 40EX720, 46EX720 and 55EX720. For pricing see the table further down.

    Prices:
  • 32" 32EX720
  • 40" 40EX720
  • 46" 46EX720
  • 55" 55EX720



    Essential EX520

    EX520 is the step down without 3D but with Bravia Internet.

    Sony EX520
    Sony EX520


  • Edge LED
  • Wi-Fi (802.11n) Ready
  • Skype + DLNA
  • BRAVIA Internet Video & web browser
  • USB recording
  • X-reality

    Sony EX520 will be available from April 2011 in 32, 40 and 46 inches called 32EX520, 40EX520 and 46EX520.

    Prices:
  • 32" 32EX520
  • 40" 40EX520
  • 46" 46EX520


    Essential EX320

    Essential EX320 is the step down from EX520. It still has USB recording.

    Sony EX320
    Sony EX320


  • Full HD
  • Wi-Fi (802.11n) Ready
  • Skype + DLNA
  • BRAVIA Internet Video & web browser
  • USB recording
  • X-reality

    Sony EX320 will be available from March 2011 in 24 inches called 24EX320, and 22 and 26 inches called 22EX320 and 26EX320 wihtout Full HD panel and without X-reality. For pricing see the table further down.

    Essential CX520

    In the Essential range Sony has also announced CX models without LED, such as the CX520.

    Sony CX520
    Sony CX520


  • Wi-Fi (802.11n) Ready
  • Skype + DLNA
  • BRAVIA Internet Video & web browser
  • X-reality

    Sony CX520 will be available from March in 40 and 46 inches called 40CX520 and 46CX520. For pricing see the table further down.

    Essential BX420


    Sony BX420
    Sony BX420


  • Full HD
  • 2 HDMI

    Sony BX420 will be available from May 2011 in 32, 40 & 46 inches called 40BX420. For pricing see the table further down.

    Prices:
  • 32" 32BX420
  • 40" 40BX420
  • 46" 46BX420


    Essential BX320


    Sony BX320
    Sony BX320


  • HD Ready
  • 2 HDMI

    Sony BX320 will be available from May 2011 in 26 and 32 inches called 26BX320 and 32BX320. For pricing see the table further down.

    Prices:
  • 32" 32BX320


    Sony 2011 prices

    Below you see Euro pricing on most of the 2011 Sony TVs for the European market. The missing pricing details will be updated in a few days so be sure to check in again soon.

    Sony 2011 prices
    Sony 2011 prices in Euro, Click to enlarge


    Sony also says that their 3D glasses will cost around 50-65 Euro.

    Full overview

    See these four tables for a full overview of Sony’s 2011 TVs and the features.

    Sony 2011 specifications
    Sony 2011 specifications


    Sony 2011 specifications
    Sony 2011 specifications



    The cheaper TVs are found in the tables below.

    Sony 2011 specifications
    Sony 2011 specifications


    Sony 2011 specifications
    Sony 2011 specifications


    User questions

    What DLNA codes are support? - Andreas and bramo
    DLNA support:
    Video: DivX, Xvid, MPEG2PS, MPEG2TS, AVCHD, MPEG4 (H264) and WMV.
    Music: MP3, LPCM, WMA
    Photo: JPEG

    What changes have been made to the Internet functionality. And when can we expect Google TV in Europe? - Jonas
    Most new models come with web browser but the Bravia Internet interface is the same. Google TV has not been planned for European release so far – and not in 2011. Qriocity should be available in most European countries later this year.

    How is 800 Hz calculated? - Remmerboy
    400 Hz + scanning backlight.

    When can we expect a more luxurious remote control from Sony? - Thomas
    No plans at the moment but you can use your iPhone/iPod and Android devices on the new Sony 2011 TVs.

    HX900 has LED local dimming. But in how many zones? - Jesper and Trigger and lovesony
    Sony will return with an answer soon.

    When will the new models be available? - Jesper
    From mid-March to September. The high-end models from May/June 2011.

    Has Sony plans to release extremely thin TVs? - Thorbjřrn
    No plans at the moment. The slimmest TV is measuring 3 cm but then you also get true backlit LED.

    iPhone/IPad remote control? - Marie
    Ja on most models but you need to connect your TV to the home network.

    How large USB HDD are supported?
    Up to 2 TV. Sony recommends Western Digital.

    Is it possible to connect more USB devices at the same time?
    No, one at a time but the TV can remember up to 8.

    Are the recordings locked?
    Yes.

    Are the recording compressed?
    Yes, a bit.

    Is it possible to record HD?
    Yes, from all tuners.

    Is it possible to playback video from the same USB HDD that you are recording on?
    Yes.

    Is it possible to move recording from one disc to another??
    No.

    Is it possible to edit the recording?
    No

    That about .mkv support?
    See the DLNA support list in the previous question.

    Prices? - lars
    See the table with pricing details.

    What are Sony’s plans with VOD - Video on Demand? - Jensen
    Qriocity will be available in most European countries this year.

    Is there some Glossy/antiglare option? - idont
    The OptiContrast panel has an antiglare coating on the glass front and an antiglare coating between the panel and the glass front.

    The DeepBlack panel only has antiglare coating on the front of the glass.

    Can you ask how the connections are positioned? I really would like to hang the Tv on a wall, but the positioning is important. - Martin
    Most inputs are pointing out towards the wall.

    Will there be a PVR function in the European models? - Martin
    Yes, in most models.

    Does the HX929 include the 3D Glasses and is the 3D transmitter build in or are both sold separately like it is with the HX900. - Trigger
    2 pairs in Europa. Sony had to check about the US market.

    Pls ask them about the input lag! - Balazs
    Depends a lot on the systems that are activated. The MotionFlow system adds some input lag.



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