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Sony on Integrating the Music Unlimited Service with Bravia TVs

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102w ago - Sony's Greg Belloni has announced today news regarding the integration of their Music Unlimited service with Bravia TVs.

Below are the details, to quote: If you own one of Sony's 2012 BRAVIA TVs, you'll be able to quickly and easily answer the following question: "Who sings that song?"

2012 Bravia TVs will feature Sony TrackID, allowing viewers to, with a push of a button, identify any song that's being played during a TV program they're watching.

By using Gracenote's advanced audio fingerprinting, Sony TrackID will show the song name and artist information for music played during TV shows, movies and even commercials.

Even better? After identifying the song that's being played, viewers will see direct links to the songs and/or artists on the Music Unlimited service, where listeners can listen to the whole song or more from that band or artist.

This is just one of the ways we're continuing to bring the Music Unlimited service to subscribers across a host of connected devices. Find out more [Register or Login to view links].
 

Sony to Ship 3D TVs and 3D-Ready PS3 Games in 2010

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260w ago - It appears the PlayStation company is putting its electronics might behind 3D television technology, with the company expected to start selling fancy three-dimensional displays next year–with 3D PlayStation 3 games being readied to capitalize on the technology.

To quote: According to the [Register or Login to view links], Sony boss man Sir Howard Stringer will be announcing the company's plans to invest in 3D LCD TVs at the IFA show in Berlin.

And he'll also be announcing Sony laptop computers, PlayStation 3 games and Blu-ray players that will be compatible with the technology.

With the PS3 already capable of playing 4D games, according to former PlayStation exec Ken Kutaragi, one has to wonder "Why the step back?"
 

Samsung Exec: Sony Set to Slash Prices on TVs & PlayStations

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265w ago - According to Smarthouse.com.au (linked above), a senior executive at Samsung has revealed that after Sony's reported $390M Loss they are desperate to shift stock and price cuts are imminent.

Targeted areas include Sony Bravia TV's, Blu-ray players and their Sony PlayStation 3 consoles.

To quote: "The news that Sony is set to slash prices has already leaked out to their competitors, with Mark Leathan the marketing manager of Samsung's consumer electronics division confirming that they have also been told that Sony is set to make savage price cuts."

With GamesCon and the Tokyo Game Show coming up, there are a lot of opportunites for Sony to announce a price drop or a new model indeed!
 

Daily Video Blog Rocketboom coming to PS3, PSP, and I-Link TVs

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316w ago - Daily video blog Rocketboom has handed over its distribution and ad sales to Sony Pictures in return for a seven figue guarantee plus a share of the revenues. Rocketboom will be distributed on Crackle as well as other Sony platforms including PS3, PSP and Bravia I-Link TVs.

To quote: Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron says he went with Sony because of Sony's distribution strengths and the deal allows him to maintain control of the business. (Whereas selling the business to another media buyer, such as WallStrip did to CBS a year ago for $5 million, would have required him to give up his baby).

The deal is structured as a distribution and advertising deal, and sounds like it could lead to a closer relationship or outright sale if things go well. But if they don't, Rocketboom would regain complete control of distribution and ad sales after the contract expires.





Rocketboom's current distribution through YouTube, iTunes, Tivo, and elsewhere will remain intact. Sony will sell ads across those distribution channels as well. Baron claims more than Rocketboom is watched more than one million times a month across all channels, and sometimes spike to several million views. But as one of the first Web video shows, Rocketboom has always been better at creating...
 

Top 10 TVs for playing GTA IV on!

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330w ago - Grand Theft Auto IV is without question the biggest, hottest and most-talked about game of the decade so far. GTA is great because it combines stunning visuals with a totally immersive atmosphere to match any cinematic experience provided at the movies.

That said, if you're playing on a small or old CRT TV, those HD graphics might be totally lost on you. And so, the time might just be about right to upgrade to a shiny new HDTV. Here are our 10 top TVs to consider if you want to take your gaming experience to the next level.

Philips 32PFL7762D

The Xbox 360 and the PS3 are different from any other console ever created. To get the most out of them, they demand you buy a flatscreen TV to take advantage of their HD graphics. For many people, spending £299 on the PS3 GTA IV package is quite enough, so spending more money on an HD TV is out of the question. Or is it? This absolutely stunning LCD TV from Philips could be just what you're looking for. It may not be full HD, but its resolution of 1366 x 768 is perfectly adequate for a 32-inch TV. And frankly, for under £500, this TV is an absolute steal. Read our full review

LG 32LB75

Like the Philips TV above, the LG 32LB75 offers a superb, bright picture, for a bargain price. What's more, this TV was simply born for gaming....
 
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