CES Preview: Samsung and Sony Preparing for the Future of TV

CES 2012

CES is getting ever closer and consumer electronics manufacturers are starting to ramp up the PR machines. Sony and Samsung are both planning on highlighting their television divisions at CES 2012, and you can be sure that there will be a lot of talk about “connected” and “smart” TVs, and integrating “services” and “Internet access”. Evidently Sony is planning on […]

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LOVEFiLM Signs Sony to Exclusive Content Agreement

Do you remember that scene in Matrix Revolutions where Neo and Agent Smith have their final showdown in the rain and they end up flying at each other, colliding with such force that it generates a shockwave that displaces the rain for miles around? This is the image that has begun to come to mind every time I think about Netflix […]

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Sony Finds Synergy with PlayStation Home and Crackle

Crackle on Home

Sony builds the PlayStation 3 which comes with PlayStation Home, the virtual hub where gamers can gather to play games, chat, and hang out while watching movies and listening to music. Sony also owns Crackle, a media streaming service that primarily serves up movies and TV shows produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony Pictures Loot, the internal Sony group in […]

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Sony Losing Money on Every TV Sold

Sinking Sony

Sony recently announced that they are working to restructure their television business as it has been a bit of a drag on their bottom line over the last couple of years. Things may be even grimmer than suspected. Sony CEO Howard Stringer recently sat down with the Wall Street Journal and intimated that Sony loses money on every TV it sells. If […]

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Sony HMZ-T1 3DTV Headset Reviewed

Sony has been showing off their Sony HMZ-T1 3DTV Headset, their modern day take on the Sony Glasstron, but now it is working its way into the hands of reviewers. I have to admit that I am pretty excited about this headset. The basic concept has intrigued me for years. I am a bit worried after seeing pictures of the device on the […]

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Sneak a Peek at Sony’s Vision of the 3D Future

There was a time when I desperately wanted a Sony Glasstron. This was a set of LCD eyeglasses that would simulate the effect of watching a 50″ TV from several feet away. They were low-res, expensive, bulky, ugly, and deliciously geeky. Of course, they faded away in the mists of time, because frankly, no one else wanted them. Fortunately, Sony […]

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Sony to Recall Bravia HDTVs Due to Fire Hazard

Sony sells a lot of TVs, so the recall of 1.6 million Bravia HDTVs represents a fairly small percentage of the TVs that Sony has sold over the last several years, but any time a company has to recall a consumer electronics device because it might catch on fire, you can bet people are going to take notice. If you […]

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Sony SMP-N200 Review

Sony announced their new 3D-capable media streamer, the SMP-N200, a while back, promising that it would arrive in October. It is now October and CNET has not only whipped up a review, but a video review to boot, so that you can see the petite streamer in action. At $99 dollars, the SMP-N200 is facing stiff competition from fellow second-generation […]

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