Sony Bravia KLV-40W400A

April 19, 2008

I just upgraded my 32″ Acer LCD TV to a 40″ Sony Bravia… using it to write this post. So big and bright in front of my face. This TV uses Bravia Engine 2; WCG-CCFL; Live Color Creation technology; 1080p24 input-ready; Digital Media Port; Bravia Sync (for Handycam camcorders); triple HDMI terminals. It has 30000:1 dynamic contrast (can we see the difference with the naked eyes?), 8ms response time (not fast enough for gamers), S-Force front surround audio, 450cd/m2 brightness, 178-degree viewing angle and of course ful Full-HD-ready. 
So what’s the big deal? Nothing much, I just like a bigger TV for watching DVD in my room, sharper image, warmth on a cold night, good to play my Wii with, and telling myself that I have to look up and down to see the entire window of this post, Wahhahaha…
oh, and the Sony logo glows when you switch it on… that’s cool.
Next target, a 60″ for my living room.

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Sony Cyber-shot T2

November 2, 2007

The new Cyber-shot T2 is snazzy, small and boxy. The generous 4GB internal memory turns the Cyber-shot T2 into a digital photo album, allowing you to store and share your pictures on the go. To help you organise these photos, it comes with a state-of-the-art Automatic Images Management System.

Comes in black, white and 3 acidic colours… An attractive block…

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The new players come in 2, 4 and 8GB. The white version here is 8GB  with large 1.8 inch colour LCD that can be used horizontally & vertically. The NWZ-S618F supports Windows Media Player and uses the Drag and Drop function to easily transfer files from your PC to your WALKMAN Video MP3 Player. This the a softer version compared to the Sony NW-A808.

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Sony Video Walkman NW-A910

September 28, 2007

Sony’s latest Video Walkman series, the NW-A910, is to be released next month in Japan. Available in 16GB, 8GB and 4GB models, Sony claim it’s the smallest and lightest device to watch and record digital TV on. 16GB model can record up to 100 hours of digital terrestrial TV, programmable up to a month in advance on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. The battery will give you 36 hours of tunes, and 6 hours for watching TV. There’s a noise-cancelling function, and the 2.4-inch liquid crystal screen has 320 x 240 resolution.
Music-wise, you can record from CD and MD players, it supports ATRAC, AAC, MP3, and WMA, and there are five sound modes to choose from: heavy; jazz; pop; unique; and custom. You can store your pics on it too.
Prices are around 45,000¥ for the 16GB A919, 35,000¥ for the 8GB A918 and 30,000¥ for the 4GB A916.
It reminds me of the Clie, Sony’s PDA. Very Sony but not fresh…

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Sony sleek Net Sharing Cam designed for the popular social networking sites, You Tube and video blogs.

According to director of product marketing at Sony Electronics ‘People who upload videos frequently are looking for solutions to easily get their personal content online in a few simple steps, so we developed the Net-Sharing CAM to be intuitive…It can be used as an everyday communication device, which can also be personalized to quickly share short video clips and photos online.’

Look like ancient cassette player I feel…

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Sony NW-E016

April 27, 2007

Its simpler and plainer than the Sony’s NW-S700/600 series… in fact its just a USB stick. The NW-E01x series is a range of ultra-slim players, with 30 hours of battery life from a 1-hour charge and the same audio-enhancement tech that delivered cracking playback on the Sony NW-A808. These new offerings come in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB versions and support Sony’s usual range of audio formats, such as MP3, WMA, ATRAC and L-PCM, but they also support unprotected AAC music files.

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Sony NW-A808

April 26, 2007

The A808 has been designed with elegance in mind. The graphite-black matte finish is complimented by a stylish silver trimming (They got rid of the candy colours starting from Sony Ericsson Z610i for a more serious look). It’s ever so slightly smaller than the nano and weighs a mere 10g more, despite being capable of playing full-screen video. Screen size is important when you’re going to be watching video on a device, and the A808’s screen is a very attractive 2-inch 240 x 320-pixel color QVGA LCD screen.

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Fire up your PC from anywhere in your home’s Wi-Fi network and wirelessly send music to your BRAVIA™ home theater system with ease. Plug the TDM-NC1 Wi-Fi client into the Digital Media Port (DMP) of your system and experience the thrill of your music in surround sound. This tiny device has a compact cube shape and features a bright, digital screen that displays the song, artist and other audio information. Huh?

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Sony Vaio L

April 10, 2007

A laptop is something that you put on your lap… A notebook is something you fold into two… A desktop is something desk bound… A Vaio L is a portable desktop with the components of a notebook or laptop combined with the presentable grace of a desktop. Why follow a form or function when you don’t even know if it actually work how you want it to work.

I wanted a personal computer that I can sometimes use for presentation and do file transfer on the go… and not something I want to carry around everyday. Sony did just that and I feel that there is a strong consumer demand for this… now what it needs is being cheap. SGD3099 is a nice price for this PC currently for its configuration but not mass market enough. Can Dell or Acer do something for the mass?

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Random pic of the week

January 15, 2007

If modern day entertainment technology existed a long time ago…