Sonypalooza, Pt. 2: Slim HDTVs!
It's CEDIA, so of course Sony has new HDTVs to show off. The new Bravia XBR10 screens are ultra-thin models controlled wirelessly through a separate box that holds all of the screen's inputs and electronics.
With edge-lit LED backlighting, the new screens are incredibly thin (though Sony hasn't announced exact depths yet), and exceed EnergyStar 3.0 standards. They feature a 240Hz refresh rate, and the controller boxes feature 4 HDMI inputs and RS232C support. They can also access streaming Internet content through Bravia Internet Video, including Amazon Video-on-demand, Slacker Radio, and Netflix.
The Bravia XBR10-series will be available in October in 46- and 52-inch versions, for $4,500 and $5,000 respectively.
— Will Greenwald