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Sony's 2011 TVs (photos)

A look at Sony's lineup of TVs for 2011.

David Katzmaier
David reviews TVs and leads the Personal Tech team at CNET, covering mobile, software, computing, streaming and home entertainment. We provide helpful, expert reviews, advice and videos on what gadget or service to buy and how to get the most out of it.
David Katzmaier
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XBR-HX929 series

The Sony XBR-HX929 is Sony's flagship television for 2011, and the only one to feature local dimming from a full-array LED backlight.

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KDL-HX820 series

The KDL-HX820 series is Sony's second best TV for 2011 announced at CES.

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KDL-NX720 series

Sony's KDL-NX720 series is the company's least expensive to feature the company's sleek Monolithic design, which now incorporates Gorilla Glass.

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KDL-EX720 series

The EX720 series, available in February, has an edge-lit LED backlight (no local dimming) and is Sony's least expensive series with 3D. Here are the specs:

    Edge LED backlight
  • X-Reality Engine
  • MotionFlow XR 240
  • Wi-Fi ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Bravia Internet Video and Qriocity
  • Screen sizes include 60-inch (KDL-60EX720, which is available in April), 55-inch (KDL-55EX720), 46-inch (KDL-46EX720), 40-inch (KDL-40EX720), and 32-inch (KDL-32EX720)

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KDL-EX620 series

The EX620 series, also shipping in Februuary, loses 3D and 240Hz but is otherwise similar to the EX720.

    Edge LED backlight
  • X-Reality Engine
  • MotionFlow XR 120
  • Wi-Fi ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Bravia Internet Video and Qriocity
  • Screen sizes include 55-inch (KDL-55EX620), 46-inch (KDL-46EX620), and 40-inch (KDL-40EX620)

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KDL-EX520 series

The EX520 models (February) don't offer 120Hz or dejudder, but are otherwise similar to the EX620. They're also Sony's least expensive line to get Internet video functionality and an LED backlight.

    Edge LED backlight
  • X-Reality Engine
  • Wi-Fi ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Bravia Internet Video and Qriocity
  • Energy saving Presence Sensor minimize power consumption
  • Screen sizes include 46-inch (KDL-46EX520), 40-inch (KDL-40EX520), 32-inch (KDL-32EX520)

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KDL-BX420 series

One of two series with a standard, CCFL backlight as opposed to LED, the BX420 (February) models count 1080p resolution as their sole step-up feature.

  • 1080p resolution
  • CCFL backlight
  • Five HD Inputs to connect multiple HD devices
  • USB input for photo, music and video playback
  • Scene select customized picture and sound settings
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Screen sizes include 46-inch (KDL-46BX420), 40-inch (KDL-40BX420), and 32-inch (KDL-32BX420)

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KDL-BX320 series

The small, entry-level BX320 models get 720p resolution.

  • 1080p resolution
  • CCFL backlight
  • Five HD inputs to connect multiple HD devices
  • USB input for photo, music and video playback
  • Scene select customized picture and sound settings
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Screen sizes include 32-inch (KDL-32BX320), and 22-inch (KDL-22BX320)

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