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SV Staff  |  Apr 21, 2010  |  0 comments
Sony has just unveiled three new sound systems for under $600. The HT-CT150 and CT-350 are the company's newest 3.1-channel sound bars, while the HT-SF470 is a full 5.1 surround system. The HT-CT150 and HT-CT350 are designed for use with...
Mark Fleischmann  |  May 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony has signed an agreement with six major cable operators to make its products compatible with the new bidirectional, or Tru2Way, CableCARD standard. Unlike the original unidirectional CableCARD, the updated standard accommodates video on demand.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Aug 09, 2013  |  0 comments
The Sony HT-ST7 is the first product to use Sony's "Sense of Quartz" design imperative, which I first saw in an embargoed product showing in Tokyo a few months ago. I subsequently heard the production version and it sounded even better than it looks.

 |  Oct 22, 2006  |  0 comments

If things keep going the way they have been Toshiba's HD DVD format just might win the format war by forfeit. Reports began circulating around the web Friday that Sony's BDP-S1 standalone Blu-ray player would not only miss its scheduled debut on October 25th, but wouldn't appear until early December. Sure enough, the SonyStyle web site that is taking pre-orders for the players now shows its targeted availability as "on or about December 4, 2006."

Thomas J. Norton  |  Mar 21, 2006  |  0 comments

Sony's 2006 line show for dealers and press offered few surprises. Yes, there was the new BDP-S1 Blu-ray player, planned for release in July at $1000. But it must rankle Sony every time they announce that the first Blu-ray player to market, day-and-date with the first Blu-ray titles in late May, will be from Samsung (if you haven't already heard, the delay of the PlayStation3 gaming console/BD player until November has created that awkward situation.)

SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2010  |  0 comments
Remember when OLED technology was the future of HDTVs? That future is looking a bit hazy now. According to Engadget HD, Sony has decided to discontinue its XEL-1 OLED screen in Japan, citing low demand for the 11-inch, $2,000 HDTV. It's not...
Scott Wilkinson  |  Jul 14, 2005  |  0 comments

At the award-presentation ceremony for its annual international design competition on July 4 at the Essen Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen bestowed its prestigious "red dot label for high design quality" on six Sony products. Among a record number of 1857 entries in 12 product categories, the international jury selected the following Sony products: HDR-FX1E HDV1080i camcorder, Qualia 001 Creation Box (a video processor/upconverter that is not available in the US), <A href="">Qualia 004 SXRD front projector</A>, Qualia 005 LCD flat-panel television, <A href="">Qualia 006 RPTV</A>, and DAV-SR4W wireless home theater in a box.

SV Staff  |  Jun 09, 2010  |  0 comments
At the Culver City studios of Sony Pictures, Sony execs today rolled out their plans for what they hope will be domination of every aspect of the 3D business: movie/TV production, professional gear, and consumer electronics products. According to...
user  |  Jun 15, 2007  |  0 comments
With new brands nipping at its heels, Sony will create a special line of LCD DTVs for non-specialty discount retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. It's quite a departure for the longtime king of TV brands.
 |  Sep 22, 2005  |  0 comments

Consumer electronics giant Sony today announced a major restructuring that will cut 10,000 jobs from its global work force, close nearly a dozen manufacturing plants and will downsize or terminate as many as 15 unprofitable business categories.

SV Staff  |  May 06, 2014  |  0 comments
Sony announced it will open home theater retail spaces at approximately 350 Best Buy locations nationwide starting in mid May. The ‘Sony Experience at Best Buy’ shop-in-shops are designed to provide an enhanced shopping experience through interactive demonstration areas and a dedicated team of product experts.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 23, 2007  |  0 comments
Sony will offer replacements for 20 defective glitch-prone DVD titles. The cause of the defect is yet another digital rights management scheme that's gone wacky.
SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2009  |  0 comments
Adding 16GB of built-in storage to the PSPGo was a great move on Sony's part. It's something fans have been asking for since launch and it makes integration with the PS3 that much easier. But, by nixing the UMD drive, they have put...
SV Staff  |  May 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Sony has announced plans to demonstrate high-performance of audio and video products at next month’s Los Angeles Audio Show.
SV Staff  |  Dec 03, 2015  |  2 comments
Yes, we know…you (and everyone else) thought Sony stopped making Betamax tapes decades ago but it turns out they’re still in production—that is until Sony puts the final nail in the Betamax coffin in March 2016.