CES New: Sony's BRAVIA new world


Sony introduces an exciting lineup of connectivity options for their 2008 BRAVIA televisions. Many features are backwards compatible with the 2007 products as well.
The BRAVIA Internet Video Link module ($300) brings the Internet to their high-definition televisions. What’s the big deal? Instead of being limited to what’s available on your sat or cable, this module lets you connect wirelessly to the web. With content provided by CBS, Sports Illustrated, Men.Style.com, Yahoo, AOL and more, you can view Internet content with stunning clarity, no longer tied to your computer monitor. Weather and traffic updates will be available without ever leaving the sofa. Other BRAVIA connectivity announcements include the BRAVIA Input Link, with inputs for up to three HDMI components. BRAVIA’s Wireless Link is an HD transmitter, so you can wirelessly beam the signal from up to four HDMI components directly to a BRAVIA television, even if the components are in another room – it has an operating range of about 200 feet. The decorator in the house will love this product because it eliminates the need to run wires across the room and up the living wall to the unit (although power will still be necessary). BRAVIA is bringing a brave new world of connectivity to your living room. The question is: do you really want it there?