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  1. Posted in CorporateMedia

    After a dynamite debut of new products at CES 2014 and the revelation that a veteran of Sony Electronics USA now leads the charge, a refreshed, leaner, meaner ‘little engine that could’ Japanese electronics company no longer wants to make believe. From the ad: “An artist can challenge an engineer with the impossible. An engineer can make the impossible possible. We measure our success with the flutter of a heart or a bead of cold sweat. After all, it’s not about what we make; it’s about what we make you feel.”

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  2. Hi everyone, I apologize sincerely for the extended downtime. We did indeed move to a new host, and as usual, complexities arose. However, things are crystal clear and will remain that way for a long time. I won't let anything happen to this forum until I die. :) Great to see some familiar faces still hanging around. I do this for you. :)

  3. The HX800 (and other 2010 Sony TV's) use the TMR-BR100 3D sync infrared transmitter. The device is capable of a 120 degree horizontal and vertical angle during RF transmission, and you can actually adjust if it transmits up or down based on the mechanism on the right of the device. There's a little marker indicating the direction, which is usually set to straight ahead. Try turning it downwards.

    You may also want to place the transmitter below the TV with double-sided tape, if possible.

  4. Hi everyone.

    The forum has been upgraded to 3.2, and with that comes yet another new appearance. This is the default skin, and over the next week or two it will change aesthetically. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we evolve yet again.

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    Sony Europe announced today that the well known and preferred media by Sony is getting even faster in transferring and recording your AVCHD videos and what not. This new Memory Stick is getting a longer title (PRO-HG Duo HX) it seems like every time we see a new evolution. I guess by the time we see a 128 GB Memory Stick it will have quite a title (how about this one Sony – Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX HD Super HighVision XGX).

    Joking aside, the memory media will be suitable for the upcoming 3D camcorders as well as new NEX

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    The top of the line Bravia XBR929 sets are barely hitting the store shelves (a few lucky owners are already posting their impressions on the AVS Forum), and a new and quite feature-

    filled juicy firmware update popped up on Sony Support site. The following enhancements will be available to your new set.

    This software update (version PKG3.121AAA) provides the following benefits:

    • Adds the ability to use the Skype

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    Most of you have probably heard by now that Sony’s UMD-less PSP is facing a doomed future and it has been reported by Engadget that its production will slowly come to its end pretty soon. The signs of its demise have been out there with recent price reductions, however Sony Electronics in the US is claiming that it is not being discontinued which they also never acknowledged when we reported that Sony Rolly has had a similar fate, but at the end disappeared like other almost successful gadgets.

    The place of PSP

  8. Yes, it happened again. If you found yourself not being able to play online or access any network related services, it’s been reported that you may be out of luck for a day or two. According to PlayStation Blog: “While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we?re able to get the

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    Sony’s portable gaming devices PSP and PSPGo will start enjoying Music Unlimited service powered by Qriocity on April 14th. As you may know the streaming music service has been widely available on Sony’s PS3, Bravia televisions and its line of network connected Bluray players. This service will really come handy when the new Next Generation Portable (NGP) will be out with its 3G service, as it will definitely be useful for those on the go since you can fire up your music playlist whenever. I wonder if we will see any new Walkman payers as well as future Sony Ericsson phones integrated with this service some day.

    Qriocity’s basic service offers commercial-free, uninterrupted music across a variety of channels and genres and provide instant feedback on each song to ensure that the service learns your music preferences and provides recommendations based on your personal tastes. The Premium service takes it one step further with access to premium music channels, and the ability to search the entire music database, play songs on demand and create custom playlists.

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  10. As we reported earlier Sony has come through and announced its first ever Sony Store that recently opened its doors in Los Angeles, California. Following the success and lusciousness of recently opened Sony Store in Nagoya, Japan, the new LA store will bring a totally new experience that customers will be pleasantly surprised with. The overabundance of Sony products will allow customers to play around, experiment as well as witness some future technologies that are still to come (you won’t see the hybrid VAIO or a Sony branded tablet just yet). The openness and spaciousness is definitely a huge improvement over the current SonyStyle stores, and hopefully the future roll out of this venture will follow the trend. We don’t know whether the current SonyStyle stores will be simply renamed to Sony Stores (very likely) and possibly move to bigger spaces at the malls, but there were quite a few of those stores that were recently closed for good. If you are in LA, definitely pay a visit to this new store as you may end to win cool prizes. Check out the latest blog post and view a video below where SGNL host takes you around the store.


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    Sony has always been known for its ingenuity and amazing design in hardware but most of us may have noticed recently that we have not seen anything ground breaking and extraordinary from the company. Engadget recently unearthed some info about about the upcoming Sony tablet supposedly featuring PlayStation certification as a “full blown media and gaming tablet” , however Sony has some more goodies cooking in their kitchen as we speak.

    So, there this interesting VAIO Hybrid PC and the reason why it is a hybrid is it consists of two components. Yes, there is an actual notebook that will be pretty thin, featuring Intel’s Light Peak technology which is what we know now as Thunderbolt, that same interface that current MacBooks Pro are sporting.

    Just to tease you a little bit with the hardware specs, you will be presented with and Intel Wireless Display, SSD of hard drive flavor, i7 processor, no optical drive, HDMI output with 3D support, expect battery life to run from 8 to 16.5 hours and the thing should weigh around 1.13 kg.

    Now the second component/unit that’s what will be unique to this VAIO when connected, it will provide:

    • Discrete GPU (AMD Whistler-XT with 1 GB VRAM)
    • Blu-ray disc (reader/writer) drive
    • HDMI Output
    • VGA Output
    • RJ45 Ethernet port
    • USB
    • weighing around 0.68kg

    The connector is kind of funky and reminded me of VAIO DVD-RW i.Link plus power connector, only this time it looks like it’s gonna use USB and AC connection.

    Overall the notebook looks pleasing to eyes, aesthetically designed in its VAIO fashion, however we are not quite sure about the purpose