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Sony CES 2017 press conference

If it's new and cool and coming from Sony in 2017, expect to see it on stage at the company's CES press conference.

  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:06:42 AM
    H/T to the super-expensive Z9D. Hoping to review one soon...I've heard it's spectacular.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:06:48 AM
    "More movies and TV shows are being shot in HDR"
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:07:15 AM
    He's now talking about HDR on PlayStation
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:07:27 AM
    But we are here to talk about the TVs
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:07:31 AM
    Our early tests of HDR gaming are mixed, but it's still very early days, and props to Sony for taking the lead.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:07:44 AM
    "We offer you superior product design and technology"
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:07:58 AM
    First TV mention is to talk up Sony's processing.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:08:00 AM
    Two new additions to the Bravia lines
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:08:08 AM
    The first is the X93E
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:08:33 AM
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:08:35 AM
    It offers Slim Backlight Drive+.
    This isn't actually any slimmer than Sony's previous system, but offers better local dimming
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:08:36 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:08:38 AM
    The X930E series is very similar to the 2016 X930D, one of our favorite TVs from 2016.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:09:09 AM
    Here's the biggie though -- it's the A1E series, Sony's OLED TV
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:09:27 AM
    Confirmed, Sony is making an OLED TV in 2017.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:09:32 AM
    "This year the screen actually works," jokes Hirai
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:09:37 AM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:09:41 AM
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:10:01 AM
    What's innovative is the "Acoustic Surface" sound technology
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:10:08 AM
    It vibrates the screen to produce sound
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:10:09 AM
    Here are all the details we know so far.

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  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:10:20 AM
    There are no speakers on the side or bottom of the TV
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:10:26 AM
    It is truly speakerless
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:10:36 AM
    (I'm truly speechless)
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:10:36 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:10:48 AM
    I saw a demo of that speaker technology earlier today at the LG Display booth. It's crazy cool. The whole screen is basically a speaker. Not much bass though.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:10:49 AM
    All the new TVs will support Dolby Vision
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:11:11 AM
    "We are committed to offering you a broad range of HDR options"
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:11:15 AM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:11:19 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:11:29 AM
    Last year Sony only supported HDR10, but this year it joins LG and Vizio in supporting Dolby Vision too. That means more content choice for buyers of 2017 Sony TVs.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:11:34 AM

    Sony's done a nifty line in home projectors for a while now, and here's another
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:11:42 AM
    It has another classically memorable name. Are you ready for this? It's the Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector. And breathe
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:11:55 AM
    That 4K short throw projector costs $25,000.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:11:55 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:12:00 AM
    Just FYI.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:12:04 AM
    It can be placed only 6 inches away from the wall
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:12:33 AM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2017 1:12:52 AM
    Pricing on the TVs hasn't been announced, but the rumored price of the OLEDs is pretty compeditive to LG...$2,000 for 55-inch, $3,000 for 65-inch.
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:12:53 AM
    4K HDR streaming from Netflix and Amazon will complement the TVs, says Hirai
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:13:14 AM
    Believe it or not, some people still watch Blu-rays and Sony has made a new Blu-ray player to prove it!
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:13:17 AM
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:13:23 AM
    It's called the UBP-X800 Player and it can play video in 4K and HDR
  • Katie Collins 1/5/2017 1:13:48 AM
    There's also a a new home theater sound bar optimised for movies
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2017 1:13:50 AM
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