In a quiet announcement that's decidedly less exciting than last week's 4K pricing reveal, Sony's European arm shared news today that select W-series TVs are now available for customers to pre-order. A press release published in Europe lists several CES models, including the KDL-W905A, KDL-W805A, KDL-W650A and KDL-W600A, though only a few have made their way to the company's online store. In the UK, for example, you can pick up the W905 in 40-, 46- and 55-inch flavors for £1,299 (about $2,000), £1,699 (about $2,600), or £2,399 (about $3,700), respectively, with an estimated ship date in early May. The other aforementioned models have appeared with pricing across the pond, albeit without a pre-order link, so HD-hungry consumers will need to hold out for a bit before reserving one of those sets. With those W950 MSRPs approaching the top end for their class, though, we're tempted to hold out for Sony's 4K versions, which are set to ship for $5,000 and up beginning this very weekend.
Sony's 2013 BRAVIA TVs Available for pre-Order Now 15 April 2013
New series packed with features to entertain and deliver Sony's best HD picture ever
Triluminos Display provides the widest colour spectrum for life-like pictures
Following the announcement of the new TV line-up in January at CES 2013, Sony today announced the availability of its new core 2013 BRAVIA® HDTV line-up. Debuting a new series of LED TVs created for viewers looking for an amazing high definition entertainment experience, the W-series offer consumers Sony's unique combination of technology and content services, delivering life-like picture quality and immersive audio. For those who can't wait, the W series is available for pre-order online today. And arriving in Sony Stores and electronics retailers nationwide from the end of the month, check in store or online for the price in your country.
"Sony continues to deliver pioneering technologies to consumers, providing superb picture quality with rich, vibrant images that bring TV to life," said Kentaro Matsumoto, senior product manager, Sony Europe Home Entertainment. "This year, Sony lends its unique audio technologies to the television line, along with engaging experiences such as One-touch mirroring that instantly lets viewers show content from their NFC-enabled phones to the big screen. We invite consumers to go into stores and see it with their own eyes."
Innovation Delivers Better Viewing
The W series of LED BRAVIA televisions includes the KDL-W905A, KDL-W805A, KDL-W650A and KDL-W600A. In addition to being Wi-Fi enabled, all W-series models utilize Sony's acclaimed X-Reality PRO picture processor which ensures the TV displays unprecedented detail and astonishing colour regardless of the content source. This series also employs Motionflow XR™ for the best experience when viewing fast action scenes and gaming.
New in 2013, the W905A TV incorporates TRILUMINOS Display LED backlighting to present rich, authentic colour with subtle tones while also replicating bold colours including hard-to-reproduce reds, blues and greens. By integrating Quantum Dot* technology with Sony's own unique display technologies, the W905A delivers a significantly wider colour gamut and provides a far more natural and vivid viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.
Lastly, the W905A model integrates a unique long duct speaker cabinet design. The long 1.2m speaker duct is cleverly folded into a compact unit that's hidden neatly behind the TV screen. Though the speakers are hidden, the newly-designed speaker cabinet reproduces rich bass and lower midrange sounds, adding extra punch and depth to action movies, music and dialogue and producing the same bass extension as a much bigger speaker.
All W-Series TV models include screen mirroring via Wi-Fi, with the W905A and W805A models shipping with an NFC remote for a complete One-touch experience. Additionally, all three series are MHL-ready for wired mirroring capabilities.
Sony Entertainment Network transforms these TVs into the ultimate digital entertainment experience. With access to the latest movies, millions of music tracks and online favourites such as apps like YouTube™, Twitter, Skype and Facebook®.