Sony Announces Launch of New Networked Bravia HDTVs

Sony has announced the addition of the new W series which come with an economic HDTV option while delivering the same interactive functionality as the recently announced BRAVIA Z5100 and XBR9 models. The networked models feature an Ethernet connection so the sets can directly access Sony BRAVIA Internet Video content using an existing broadband connection.

The service offers one of the largest selections of free and premium movies, TV shows, sports, music and more from an array of partners like Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube(R), Yahoo!(R), Sony Pictures, Sony Music and many others.

The 52-inch KDL-52W5100, 46-inch KDL-46W5100 and 40-inch KDL-40W5100 (diagonal) models feature Motionflow(TM) 120Hz technology for improved sharpness and detail in fast-moving images. They also feature Sony’s BRAVIA Engine(TM) 3, which delivers a crystal clear picture even if the content isn’t perfect.


  • 24p True Cinema(TM)
  • XrossMediaBar(TM) (XMB) with enhanced 3D favorites menu
  • Internet-powered TV Guide Onscreen
  • BRAVIA Sync(TM)
  • BRAVIA Link Compatibility
  • 4 HDMI inputs
  • Single PC, component, composite and S-video inputs

Designed to match the W5100 series models, the HT-CT500 3.1 channel sound bar features an integrated A-V receiver supporting full HD 1080p video and the latest advanced audio codecs. This sound bar theater system will be available this June for about $500.

(Source) Press