Following through on its product introductions in January at CES 2013, Sony new core 2013 BRAVIA HDTV line-up is arriving in stores across the U.S.
The new models in the W- and R-series offer Sony's combination of technology and content services. They are arriving at Sony Stores and electronics retailers in the U.S. now through May.
The W series of LED BRAVIA televisions includes the KDL-W900A, KDL-W802A and KDL-W650A. In addition to being Wi-Fi enabled, all W-series models utilize Sony's X-Reality PRO picture processor. This series also employs Motionflow XR for accurately displaying fast action television programming and gaming.
New in 2013, the W900A TV incorporates TRILUMINOS Display LED backlighting to present authentic color with subtle tones while also replicating bold colors including hard-to-reproduce reds, blues and greens. By integrating Quantum Dot technology with Sony's own display technologies, the W900A delivers a wider color gamut and promises to provide a more natural and vivid viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.
Lastly, the W900A model integrates a long duct speaker cabinet design. The 1.2m speaker duct is folded into a compact unit that's hidden behind the TV screen. Though the speakers are hidden, the newly-designed speaker cabinet reproduces rich bass and lower midrange sounds.
All W-Series TV models include screen mirroring via Wi-Fi, with the W900A model shipping with an NFC remote, and an optional NFC remote available for the W802A television. Additionally, all three series are MHL-ready for wired mirroring capabilities.
The KDL-W900A model comes available in a 55-inch screen size at a suggested retail price of $3,299. The KDL-W802A model is available in both 55-inch and 47-inch screen sizes, and starts at $1,799. The KDL-W650A model comes in a 32-inch screen size and a suggested retail of $799.
Sony's R-series BRAVIA LED HDTVs include several options driven by Sony's Clear Resolution Enhancer technology. The KDL-R550A LED HDTV with 3D is Wi-Fi connected, enabling users to wirelessly access an array of Sony Entertainment Network services and other services, including Netflix, HuluPlus, Pandora, and more. In addition this series is RVU compliant, meaning DirectTV users with Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can access their set-top box, DVR and on-demand services right from the KDL-R550A TV without the need for additional equipment. Also, with wireless screen mirroring (Miracast) and passive 3D (including four pairs of glasses), the model is available in 70-inch, 60-inch and 50-inch sizes, representing new sizes and performance from Sony, and start at a suggested retail price of $1,399. Also available with the same feature-set, in 70-inch and 60-inch sizes, minus 3D capability is the KDL-R520A model, starting at $1,999. Additionally, the KDL-46R453A, KDL-40R450A and KDL-32R400A models also debut with a bevy of features, including screen mirroring via MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) cable sold separately, and starting at $399.