Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reason<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-sonytablets.jpg" alt="Sony Tablet S with infrared"></div>Sony's new Tablet S wants to control you HDTV - FlatpanelsHD

<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-sonytablets.jpg" alt="Sony Tablet S with infrared"></div>Sony's new Tablet S wants to control you HDTV

07 Sep 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony unveiled two new tablets at IFA, Tablet S and Tablet P, based on the Android operating system. Sony's tablets have a range of unique features and they not only communicate with TVs, Tablet S can also control TVs as a universal remote. Sony has included an infrared transmitter in Tablet S.<br /><br /><h3>Sony Tablet S is universal remote</h3>Sony did not jump on the tablet bandwagon from the start but now Sony has entered the Apple-vs.-the-rest tablet market with two different tablets called Tablet S and Tablet P – the latter with two displays, the first with infrared.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/sonytablets-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/sonytablets-1.jpg" alt="Sony Tablet S" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Sony Tablet S</i></p><br />That basically means that Tablet S acts as an universal remote that can control most of the home electronic devices today, including TVs, Blu-ray players and DVD players. And we are not only talking about Sony products here.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/sonytablets-2l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/sonytablets-2.jpg" alt="Sony Tablet S" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Sony Tablet S</i></p><br />With a remote App installed on the tablet users can use the pre-defined infrared codes for most devices and add infrared codes for unrecognized devices. The remote App also lets users customize the interface on the display.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/sonytabletp-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/sonytabletp-1.jpg" alt="Sony Tablet P" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Sony Tablet P</i></p><br />If you have a newer 2010-2011 Sony HDTV both tablets can even act as Wi-Fi remotes with the Remote App from the Android Market.<br /><br />In addition Sony has incorporated other functions to make the tablets play together with a Sony TV. DLNA let users share video, images and music stored on the tablets and Wi-Fi Direct let users “push” media content from the tablet directly to the TV screen. We saw this demonstrated at IFA and it worked fairly good – but with some delay.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/sonytabletp-2l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/sonytabletp-2.jpg" alt="Sony Tablet P" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Sony Tablet P</i></p><br />Sony says Tablet S will retail for around 479 Euro.



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