Sony continues to update its Bravia
line, with these new V1- and J1-series sets just announced in Japan. The V1 series brings 1080p res with 120Hz MotionFlow technology in a ¥460,000 ($4,267) 52-inch, ¥370,000 ($3,432) 46-inch or ¥260,000 ($2,412) package. It keeps the 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 2.4GHz Bravia Link remote and HDMI control tech from the slim F-series, along with twin HDMI inputs, three composite jacks and ports for Ethernet and USB. The J1 series only has room for 720p worth of pixels in its 32-, 26- and 20-inch frames, along with a max 2,500:1 contrast ratio. Also cut is 120Hz processing, but DLNA Ethernet and USB hookups are present and accounted for. Starting around ¥170,000 ($1,577) for the 32-inch these will hit shelves, in four different colors, in Japan March 20, followed by the V1's April 25.