Sony Bravia 2012 HDTVs
Last year Sony announced and released nearly 30 new HDTVs, and I swear there were even more the year before, too many to keep track of, and probably too many for even the official Sony stores to stock every model.
This year Sony has made our job, and your researching job a whole lot easier by condensing their whole Sony Bravia 2012 HDTV lineup in to just three new lines. Well, really five as their top and middle ranges are split in to two lines. But overall there are just ten new models for 2012.
Sony’s new entry level series is the Bravia BX (which is split in to the BX330 and BX450), the “step-up” EX series, and then their flagship Bravia HX. The HX series is also split into two, the Bravia HX750 and HX850.
The top of the range HX models are LED LCD HDTVs with 3D, while the middle EX series are LED LCDs, with the entry level BX models being standard LCD HDTVs. Lucky for us, all the new models will be available this quarter (Q1 2012)
The Sony Bravia HX series is split into the Sony HX850 and HX750 series. All the HX models are skype ready but need the optional Sony CMU-BR100 camera and microphone, include Track ID, access to the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), support apps such as Hulu Plus and Netflix, and have built-in WiFi.
The top, top of the line is the HX850, which features a frameless Monolithic design and Motionflow XR 960, where as the HX750 has Motionflow 480. All four models support 3D, and are dynamic LED edge lit.
- Sony KDL-32HX750 | 32-Inch
- Sony KDL-40HX750 | 40-Inch
- Sony KDL-46HX750 | 46-Inch
- Sony KDL-55HX750 | 55-Inch
- Sony KDL-40HX850 | 40-Inch
- Sony KDL-46HX850 | 46-Inch
- Sony KDL-55HX850 | 55-Inch
The HX750 models will be available in March 2012, and the HX850 models in
There is only one series in the Sony Bravia EX series, the EX640 series. This mid-range series has three models, the 40-inch Sony KDL-40EX640, 46-inch Sony KDL-46EX640, and the 55-inch KDL-55EX640.
The Sony EX640 models also feature Motionflow, this time Motionflow XR 240, along with clear resolution enhancer technology. They also feature WiFi (802.11n), but rather than being built in, it comes with a WiFi adapter which you have to plug in, no big deal right? They also include access to the Sony Entertainment Network. These sets are LED Edge lit, and are not 3D.
Available in May 2012.
The Sony Bravia BX series are the 2012 entry level models, also split into two, the Sony Bravia BX330, and Bravia BX450. These are CCFL backlit models, so no LEDs to be seen here. The 32-inch Sony KDL-32BX330 is their most budget model, and is the only size in the BX330 series. Sony didn’t specify the resolution like they did on the other 1080p models, so we assume it has a 720p HD resolution.
There are two sizes in the BX450, the 40-inch Sony KDL-40BX450, and the 46-inch Sony KDL-46BX450.
For Europe Sony has introduced the Sony EX550 series, this series is is designed for the kitchen or smaller rooms, and is available as the 22-inch Sony 22EX530, or the 26-inch 26EX550. It is available in black or white, the white models has a W added to the end of the model name.
They are both HD ready, have 2x HDMI ports, are EDGE LED lit, and have access to the Sony Entertainment Network via the built in WiFi. Both will be available in April.
As with all ten models announced for 2012, no prices have been provided, but as Sony say they will all be available this quarter, it won’t be long before we know!
Sony also announced three new Blu-ray players for 2012, two which support 3D, and one which supports 4K output.