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3D web TV, cam with projector?

MANILA, Philippines—Television has become super-slim and -light. You can even mount it on a wall.

Another technology is out to change the TV yet again. With a smart processor, the TV will acquire some PC functions, like superb graphics-laden user-interface and quick access to the Internet.

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Yes, the slim LED TV can now be your Web browser. It can also become an intuitive multimedia gateway for rich online video and social content providers like YouTube and Facebook.

Sony recently launched new flat panel TVs that now feature rich user-interface and quick access to the Internet via widgets or apps onscreen.

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Sony officials describe Sony’s new offering as the perfect “fusion of Internet and TV.”

“Sony Internet TV combines the big-screen impact of HDTV and full Internet search to deliver an unrivalled entertainment experience,” said Takao Kuroda, president and managing director of Sony Philippines. “Finally, you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and websites on the same screen.”

Sony’s new HDTVs features an easy-to-use interface populated by widget apps that represent multiple content sources from the Web.

From Web broadcast sites to streaming video sites, Sony Internet TVs offer the ability to quickly search and watch content from different online sources. Navigation or typing URL is done using the TV’s remote control.

“With the new Sony TV, viewers can now watch YouTube, update Facebook, tweet followers in Twitter, or even chat with relatives and friends in Skype right in your living room without even booting your PC,” said Larry Secreto, sales director of Sony Philippines.

Sony’s new Internet TVs include the high-end HX series, EX720, EX520, NX720, CX520.

Another interesting new Sony device is the Handycam camcorder TD10, which is considered to be the world’s first 3D camcorder to record in “double full HD” or 1920 x 1080 times two.

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The integrated dual lens system includes two of each key component—double Sony G Lenses, double “Exmor R” CMOS sensors, and double “BIONZ” image processors-imaging technologies for which Sony is known.

With these combined technologies, the TD10 is able to play back 3D footage on the camcorder’s crisp Xtra Fine 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, or with glasses on any 3D-capable HDTV.

Sony’s new PJ50 and PJ10 Handycams come with built-in projectors. Projected images with a screen size of up to 60-inch diagonally can be beamed onto walls, ceilings or other flat spaces. The projected images are complemented by Clear Phase speakers and S-Master digital amplifier for clear and dynamic sound.

Sony has also equipped its TX110 and the waterproof TX10 digital cameras with 3D feature.

These cameras have a 3D still image mode for taking 3D images using only one lens and imager. They also feature dual recording, or the ability to take still photos while capturing video.

TOPICS: Internet, New Products, social networking, Television
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