Sonys 2012 TV line-up
Sony's 2012 TV line-up

27 Jan 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony unveiled their new TV line-up at CES 2012 and yesterday FlatpanelsHD had a chance to get even closer at a private event. We bring you the full overview of Sony’s 2012 TV line-up. Expect new designs, improved X-Reality picture chips, Google TV and more in the new TVs called HX929, HX850, HX750, EX650, and EX550.

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Sony 2012 TV line-up

Sony’s new TVs will start appearing from March and in 2012 Sony simplifies their TV line-up. No more NX and LX models will be available and instead Sony focuses on the picture quality-focused HX range and the EX range with the most essential TV features.

Sony HX850
Sony HX850


In 2012 Sony is expanding their X-Reality chip to more TVs and the HX850 will also incorporate the PRO version – like last year’s flagship TV. Sony is also expanding their MotionFlow system to more TVs and promises better 2D pictures and improved 3D pictures on all HX models that will now incorporate the same highspeed 3D panel that was developed for last year’s flagship HX9xx model.

Sony HX750
Sony HX750


Sony is expanding their Smart TV offerings and has a new look for the Bravia Internet Video platform. Sony now also offers apps and a new user interface. The Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services will be introduced in new markets and the Video Unlimited service is also coming to a range of European markets. Both are already available in the US.

Sony’s Google TV box
Sony’s Google TV box (NSZ-GS7)


Sony is releasing two new Google TV boxes in 2012 and emphasizes a link system incorporated into their TVs. When the Google TV boxes are connected a new menu bar will appear in the Bravia Internet Xross menu bar. The Google TV products are also controllable via the TV remote – or vice versa. Sony’s Google TV boxes obviously also work on older Sony TVs and other brands’ TVs – just without the menu integration. A new app for Android and iOS devices also allows users to control the Google TV platform from their smartphones or tablets.

Sony EX750
Sony HX750


Sony highlights a few other features such as USB recording (only in Europe) and a WiFi Direct implementation that lets users push their music, videos and pictures to the TV screen from a handheld device. Most new Sony TVs also come with built-in WiFi and DLNA.

Sony HX750
Sony HX850


The HX850 model has a new Monolithic stand with built-in passive speakers that are powered by an internal amplifier in the TV - and in 2012 the stand is included in the box. All other TVs come with a two-cylinder stand with a swivel function.

New light-weight elegant 3D glasses have been developed to make the 3D viewing experience less awkward. Here’s a picture of the new 3D glasses.

Sony 2012 3D glasses
Sony’s 2012 3D glasses


Below you can find an overview of Sony’s 2012 TV line-up.

Sony HX929 / HX920

Sony has not introduced a new flagship model for 2012 and instead the HX929 (in the US) / HX920 (in Europe) will continue as the most expensive TV with full local dimming capabilities, Smart TV and active 3D.

Sony HX929
Sony HX929 / HX920


  • Monolithic Design with OptiContrast panel
  • X-Reality PRO
  • Backlit LED with local dimming
  • MotionFlow XR 800
  • Active 3D
  • BRAVIA Internet Video
  • USB recording (in Europe)
  • 4X highspeed 3D panel
  • Built-in WiFi

    Sony HX920 is available now in 46, 55 and 65 inches called 46HX923, 55HX923 and 65HX923.

    Prices
  • USA: Sony HX929
  • Europe: Sony HX923

    Sony HX850

    HX850 is a new model that uses many of the picture technologies that Sony introduced in the HX929 model last year. The major difference is that HX850 uses Edge LED instead of backlit LED. HX850 also comes with X-Reality PRO and Smart TV.

    Sony HX850
    Sony HX850


  • Monolithic design
  • X-Reality PRO
  • Motionflow XR800
  • Dynamic Edge LED with “local dimming”
  • Active 3D
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • Google TV Ready
  • USB recording (in Europe)
  • 4X highspeed 3D panel
  • Built-in WiFi

    Sony HX850 will be available from April in 40, 46 and 55 inches called 40HX850 (only Europe), 46HX850 and 55HX850.

    Prices
  • USA: Sony HX850
  • Europe: Sony HX853

    Sony HX750

    HX750 is the step down from HX850 and comes with the less powerful X-Reality chip and MotionFlow XR400.

    Sony HX750
    Sony HX750


    HX750 still has all of Sony’s Smart TV services and the new faster 3D panel built-in.

    Sony HX750
    Sony HX750


  • Easel stand
  • X-Reality
  • Motionflow XR400
  • Dynamic Edge LED med Frame Dimming
  • Active 3D
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • Google TV Ready
  • USB recording (in Europe)
  • 4X highspeed 3D panel
  • Built-in WiFi

    Sony HX750 will be available in 32, 40, 46 and 55 inches from March called 32HX750, 40HX750 (32-40 only in Europe), 46HX750 and 55HX750.

    Prices
  • USA: Sony HX750
  • Europe: Sony HX753

    Sony EX640 / EX650

    EX640 (EX650 in Europe) is part of the Essential range that focuses on the most essential TV functions. For Sony this means an X-Reality chip, MotionFlow XR100 and Smart TV.

    Sony EX650
    Sony EX640 / EX650


  • Easel stand
  • X-Reality
  • Edge LED
  • Motionflow XR100
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • Google TV Ready
  • USB recording (in Europe)
  • Built-in WiFi

    EX640 will be available from March in 32, 40 and 46 inches called 32EX640, 40EX640 and 46EX640. It is called EX650 or EX653 in Europe.

    Prices
  • USA: Sony EX640
  • Europe: Sony EX653

    Sony EX550

    EX550 is a cheaper Essential model with a HD Ready panel for kitchens and smaller rooms.

    Sony EX550
    Sony EX550


  • X-Reality
  • HD Ready
  • Edge LED
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

    EX550 will be available in black and white from April in 22 and 26 inches called 22EX530 and 26EX550 (W is the white version) - only in Europe.

    Prices
  • Europe: Sony EX553

    Prices

    Prices will be updated into this article later.

    Overview

    See below for an overview.

    Sony 2012 TVs



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