Sony announces its Android-powered Sony Internet TV

All that noise about Google TV has been made real by Sony overnight, which officially confirmed all the details on the Intel/Google/Android HDTV dream team – in a range its calling simply Sony Internet TV.

A suite of apps will arrive pre-installed to get you going, with the likes of YouTube, Twitter and a few other US-themed tools already on the thing. Four screen sizes will be ready at launch – 46″, 40″, 32″ and 24″, with the big three featuring LED backlight tech.

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The TVs come with Google’s Chrome internet browser, and will feature Android market access from “early 2011″.

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That remote control is intimidating. We’re not sure anything with a controller that complex will ever achieve mainstream success.

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At least it’s too big to lose. Read all about it on Sony’s Internet TV site or accompanying blog. Here’s the US press release for tech specs and the like. We’ll have a look for UK/Euro details, but aren’t hopeful of there being any yet.

SONY REDEFINES HOME ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST HDTV POWERED BY GOOGLE TV

Watch HDTV, Enjoy Apps and Browse the Internet Seamlessly on One Device

NEW YORK, October 12, 2010 – Furthering the company’s leadership in the connected TV space, Sony today introduced Sony Internet TV, powered by Google TV — the world’s first television with the ability to watch HDTV, enjoy apps, and browse the Internet seamlessly on one device.

The combination of Sony’s hardware and engineering expertise and Google’s understanding of open software provides a unique user experience, merging multiple content sources in one easy-to-use interface. From broadcast to streaming video from the Internet, Sony Internet TV offers the ability to quickly search and watch content from wherever, whenever.


“Sony Internet TV is the world’s first HDTV that combines the big-screen impact of television and full Internet search to deliver an unrivaled entertainment experience,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony’s Home Division. “Finally, you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and web sites on the same screen, at the same time.”

“We are very proud to be the pioneers of this new entertainment category by delivering the world’s first true Internet TV experience,” added Bob Ishida, senior vice president, corporate executive, and president of Home Entertainment Business Group, Sony Corporation. “Sony Internet TV creates value by introducing new and compelling ways to enjoy a variety of content.”
Featuring both integrated television models and a Blu-ray Disc™ player, Sony Internet TV is powered by Google TV. It is built on the Android platform, runs the Google Chrome browser and includes a powerful Intel® Atom® processor offering the ability to quickly search across Internet and television content for easy access to entertainment and information.

The models also feature Dual View, allowing users to watch television while tweeting about what they’re watching, checking their fantasy football scores, or finding related content on the web.

They also deliver a truly personalized entertainment experience with the ability to bookmark content for easy access and add applications from the Android™ Market (coming in early 2011). The models feature Sony’s premium streaming service “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity™” as well as pre-installed apps including CNBC, Napster, NBA, Netflix, Pandora,® Twitter, and YouTube.™

The intuitive hand-held RF QWERTY keypad remote incorporating an optical mouse makes it easy to navigate content, type in search terms, and control the TV’s user interface. Additionally, select mobile devices such as an Android phone, can control the TV with an app that will be available for download from the mobile Android Market later this fall.

Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect to home broadband networks to access web content. Additionally, Sony Internet TV is ready for the future and is fully upgradable through system updates.

Sony Internet TV easily connects to select HD DVR devices from Dish Network to include previously recorded content in the search results and control DVR functionality from the set’s user interface.

Sony Internet TV Line

Featuring four LCD HDTVs with Google TV built-in, the Sony Internet TV line includes the 24-inch class NSX-24GT1 ($599.99), the 32-inch class NSX-32GT1 ($799.99), the 40-inch NSX-40GT1 ($999.99), and the 46-inch NSX-46GT1 ($1,399.99).

Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player

The Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc™ player with Google TV built-in, NSZ-GT1 ($399.99), also allows users to enjoy all of the powerful features of Google TV on their existing HDTV.

Sony Internet TV and the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player are currently on pre-sale at www.SonyStyle.com and www.BestBuy.com. They will be available for purchase at Sony Style on October 16 and at Best Buy shortly after.

For more information, please visit www.sony.com/SonyInternetTV or log in to our social media community at www.Sony.com/blog.

Product specifications include:

Sony Internet TV NSX-46GT1

Available in October for $1,399.99

· 46-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
· Google TV built-in
· Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
· Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
· Upgradeable Google TV platform
· Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
· Superior processing power with Intel Inside
· Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
· Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
· Built-in Wi-Fi
· Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV NSX-40GT1

Available in October for about $999.99

· 40-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
· Google TV built-in
· Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
· Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
· Upgradeable Google TV platform
· Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
· Superior processing power with Intel Inside
· Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
· Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
· Built-in Wi-Fi
· Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV NSX-32GT1

Available in October for about $799.99

· 32-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
· Google TV built-in
· Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
· Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
· Upgradeable Google TV platform
· Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
· Superior processing power with Intel Inside
· Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
· Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
· Built-in Wi-Fi
· Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV NSX-24GT1

Available in October for about $599.99

· 24-inch Full HD 1080p display with CCFL backlight
· Google TV built-in
· Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
· Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
· Upgradeable Google TV platform
· Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
· Superior processing power with Intel Inside
· Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
· Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
· Built-in Wi-Fi
· Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player NSZ-GT1

Available in October for about $399.99

· Google TV built-in
· Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
· Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
· Upgradeable Google TV platform
· Blu-ray Disc playback capability
· Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
· Superior processing power with Intel Inside
· Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
· Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
· Built-in Wi-Fi
· One HDMI input, one HDMI output and four USB inputs

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  1. Tony

     /  October 13, 2010

    Luckily you can use your handset as a remote control

    Reply
  2. Pongo

     /  October 13, 2010

    I’m genuinely interested in the small one. Even a bedroom TV without a computer attached isn’t really much use to me any more, and if it’s built in, cheap and looks lovely then that makes up for it being low-powered and somewhat limited in functionality compared with some nettop + Ubuntu + TV setup.

    Reply
    • Pongo

       /  October 13, 2010

      Okay, I’m slightly less interested now I’ve realised that $399 is the price for the bluray player below, not the 24″ TV above (which is $600). I could stick an Acer Revo on the back of a cheap set from Tesco or Richer Sounds for that kind of price.

      Reply
      • Gary C

         /  October 13, 2010

        I was indeed “doing the math” on that 40″ model to see if I might be able to stretch to it :(

        Reply
  3. Unfassbar, was ich hier in den Kommentaren lese. Tickt Ihr noch ganz richtig?

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