Sony Internet TV

Sony just took the wraps off its Google TV line, and it's a double shot. If having everything bundled together into one sleek unit is your style, Sony is offering Internet TV models starting at just $599.99 for a full 1080p HD 24-inch model, going up the ladder to the top of the line 46-inch version for $1399.99.  They all have full LED backlighting, a picture-in-picture style system Sony is calling Dual View, and are being powered by Intel processors.

If a component-style setup is your thing, you can grab the Internet TV Blu-ray player for $399.99. It's also powered by Intel, offers built in WiFi, and support for Sony's Dual View technology. 

Both Television sets and the Blu-ray player will be available for purchase on Oct 16 at Sony Style, and followed "shortly" by Best Buy.  You can read the full press release after the break. [Sony]

SONY REDEFINES HOME ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST HDTV POWERED BY GOOGLE TV
Watch HDTV, Enjoy Apps and Browse the Internet Seamlessly on One Device

NEW YORK, October 12, 2010 – Furthering the company’s leadership in the connected TV space, Sony today introduced Sony Internet TV, powered by Google TV -- the world’s first television with the ability to watch HDTV, enjoy apps, and browse the Internet seamlessly on one device.
The combination of Sony’s hardware and engineering expertise and Google’s understanding of open software provides a unique user experience, merging multiple content sources in one easy-to-use interface. From broadcast to streaming video from the Internet, Sony Internet TV offers the ability to quickly search and watch content from wherever, whenever.
“Sony Internet TV is the world’s first HDTV that combines the big-screen impact of television and full Internet search to deliver an unrivaled entertainment experience,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony’s Home Division. “Finally, you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and web sites on the same screen, at the same time.”
“We are very proud to be the pioneers of this new entertainment category by delivering the world’s first true Internet TV experience,” added Bob Ishida, senior vice president, corporate executive, and president of Home Entertainment Business Group, Sony Corporation. “Sony Internet TV creates value by introducing new and compelling ways to enjoy a variety of content.”

Featuring both integrated television models and a Blu-ray Disc™ player, Sony Internet TV is powered by Google TV. It is built on the Android platform, runs the Google Chrome browser and includes a powerful Intel® Atom® processor offering the ability to quickly search across Internet and television content for easy access to entertainment and information.
The models also feature Dual View, allowing users to watch television while tweeting about what they’re watching, checking their fantasy football scores, or finding related content on the web.
They also deliver a truly personalized entertainment experience with the ability to bookmark content for easy access and add applications from the Android™ Market (coming in early 2011). The models feature Sony’s premium streaming service “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity™” as well as pre-installed apps including CNBC, Napster, NBA, Netflix, Pandora,® Twitter, and YouTube.™
The intuitive hand-held RF QWERTY keypad remote incorporating an optical mouse makes it easy to navigate content, type in search terms, and control the TV’s user interface. Additionally, select mobile devices such as an Android phone, can control the TV with an app that will be available for download from the mobile Android Market later this fall.
Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect to home broadband networks to access web content. Additionally, Sony Internet TV is ready for the future and is fully upgradable through system updates.
Sony Internet TV easily connects to select HD DVR devices from Dish Network to include previously recorded content in the search results and control DVR functionality from the set’s user interface.


Sony Internet TV Line
Featuring four LCD HDTVs with Google TV built-in, the Sony Internet TV line includes the 24-inch class NSX-24GT1 ($599.99), the 32-inch class NSX-32GT1 ($799.99), the 40-inch NSX-40GT1 ($999.99), and the 46-inch NSX-46GT1 ($1,399.99).
Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player
The Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc™ player with Google TV built-in, NSZ-GT1 ($399.99), also allows users to enjoy all of the powerful features of Google TV on their existing HDTV.
Sony Internet TV and the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player are currently on pre-sale at www.SonyStyle.com and www.BestBuy.com. They will be available for purchase at Sony Style on October 16 and at Best Buy shortly after.
For more information, please visit www.sony.com/SonyInternetTV or log in to our social media community at www.Sony.com/blog.
Product specifications include:


Sony Internet TV NSX-46GT1
Available in October for $1,399.99
• 46-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
• Google TV built-in
• Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
• Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
• Upgradeable Google TV platform
• Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
• Superior processing power with Intel Inside
• Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
• Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV NSX-40GT1

Available in October for about $999.99
• 40-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
• Google TV built-in
• Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
• Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
• Upgradeable Google TV platform
• Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
• Superior processing power with Intel Inside
• Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
• Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs


Sony Internet TV NSX-32GT1

Available in October for about $799.99
• 32-inch Full HD 1080p display with Edge LED backlight
• Google TV built-in
• Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
• Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
• Upgradeable Google TV platform
• Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
• Superior processing power with Intel Inside
• Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
• Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV NSX-24GT1

Available in October for about $599.99
• 24-inch Full HD 1080p display with CCFL backlight
• Google TV built-in
• Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
• Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
• Upgradeable Google TV platform
• Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
• Superior processing power with Intel Inside
• Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
• Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Four HDMI inputs and four USB inputs

Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player NSZ-GT1

Available in October for about $399.99
• Google TV built-in
• Seamlessly search across your television & Internet for content
• Surf the web while watching TV using Dual View
• Upgradeable Google TV platform
• Blu-ray Disc playback capability
• Download apps from Android Market (*coming in early 2011)
• Superior processing power with Intel Inside
• Easy-to-use RF QWERTY keypad remote with integrated optical mouse
• Link to select mobile phones (coming this fall)
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• One HDMI input, one HDMI output and four USB inputs

 
There are 12 comments

Nice pricing with the TVs! Good to see that the rumored prcing wasnt legit... and the blurray player is interesting, something to think about if you're thinking about getting the Revue from Logitech. I honestly wouldn't mind paying 400 for the extra blurray player.

As for the TVs. That 32 inch pricinzg is very tempting

Agreed. These prices are pleasantly surprising :) That 24" model would fit perfect in the bedroom or a Dorm room.

newboyx says:

The price on the 32 is much better that I thought it was going to be. Now I am intrigued.

moosc says:

can i root it?

Blueman101 says:

I agree, these prices are very well ranged. I only wish the Bluray was a bit cheaper(i mean its only $200 off from the lowest TV). But thats ok. I still need to get an HDTV first before I start wondering about a googletv set top.

uberspeed says:

Raise the refresh rates please, that said pricing is very competitive!

Alopez_45 says:

One question, Can you watch regular TV? If you could then I'm sold!

j7469 says:

No 120Hz so I'll pass.

view3dtv says:

Totally kills the logitech revue which is way overpriced. Wish the blu-ray had 3D though and hopefully would be able to add webcam via usb. Be interesting to see how long it will take to add more content like boxee has as well as vudu etc.. Be interesting if will be able to run adobe air apps as well...

If I didn't already own a high end dvd player and tv then the new sony's would make sense. But as I don't want an extra tv or dvd player, I opted for the revue. Plus, next year if I do get a new tv, my parents will love the revue. Plus the keyboard remote and logitech harmony features are indispensable to me.

Googlett says:

That stand looks cheap! Sony could and should have put in more effort, frankly!

rightawn says:

I just bought the 32 inch set. It would be fantastic except I cannot connect it to the internet. I have a mytouch 3g. I use the wireless tether app to connect to my computer and it is amazingly fast. I can also tether via usb with the froyo tether option. Unfortunately, the Sony TV does not recognize my connection so I cannot tether it. Can anyone offer suggestions?
Thanks!