Typically when we think about those buying the fanciest new TVs we think about customers the USA, Japan and highly developed countries in Western Europe. That's a big piece of the market to be sure, but the next big connected TV push could come from an unexpected place.
If you've been waiting to get a good look at Sony's new TVs before buying a new set, you'll be glad to know that the wait is over. Sony's new Bravias are shipping now.At the top of the line is the XBR-HX929, which is available at 46 inches ($2,999), 55 inches ($3,799) and in a 65 inch screen size with a price yet to be announced.
The 70LE732U is a big step for Sharp. It's their first consumer TV in the 70 inch class size, and it marks a new direction for the company in the future.Sharp's new LCD offers internet connectivity, LED backlighting and a 120Hz refresh rate. It's also packed with the quad-pixel technology that Sharp has been pushing heavily over the last few years. The most notable feature of the 70LE732U though, is that it measures in at 70 inches.
LG has a few prototypes that they've been showing off in the mobile TV department. One of them is immediately interesting and can easily be seen as viable at the right price. The other seems, well, bad. The more practical an interesting device is a mobile TV that's capable of showing 3D content broadcast on the ATSC Mobile TV standard. Even better, it does so without requiring that you wear glasses to watch it. LG says this is the first set of its kind.
Now that passive technology 3D televisions are on the market, companies have to do something to keep people interested in their active sets. Samsung is doing that by eliminating the big talking point that companies like LG have - expensive glasses.