by Leo Jakobson | May 01, 2012
sonykdl46Sony's new top-of-the-line BRAVIA HX850 high definition and 3D televisions are available in 55-inch and 46-inch models. They feature Sony’s X-Reality PRO digital video processors for greatly improved detail and color, and Motionflow XR technology to reduce blurring caused by quick camera movements — think sports, video games and movies with explosions and car chases — as well as enhance sharpness and create a smoother viewing experience. Both are full 1080p HD with Dynamic Edge LED backlight with Local Dimming, have built-in Wi-Fi, and are Skype-ready. 

They also have one-button access to the Sony Entertainment Network, with an on-demand catalog of over 80,000 movies and TV shows, as well as a growing global catalog of more than 15 million music tracks. The televisions also have a BRAVIA home screen with apps that allow access to streaming video services including Netflix, Pandora, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube, as well as social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. They are also Skype ready for video calling, although a separate camera and microphone must be hooked up. And Sony’s Track ID service can identify any song playing on the TV, providing artist, album, and other song information.

Both models are DNLA-certified and have built-in wireless LAN to easily connect to and share content from mobile devices and computers on a home network. This means viewers can ‘throw’ a browsed website from a smartphone to the BRAVIA HDTV for easier viewing, and the app allows control of the web cursor with one thumb, tapping for selecting links, and pinching in and out to enlarge or shrink the viewable areas, according to Sony. The apps are available on iPhones and Android smartphones.
 
The suggested retail price is $2,599.99 (55-inch) and $2,099.99 (46-inch). For more information visit Sony Premium Incentive Sales.