World's first direct-view portable transistor TV. Comprised of 23 transistors and 19 diodes, this model was developed based on Sony's extensive experience in radio technology. In an age when TVs were assumed to be living room fixtures, this device opened the door to personal television use. Additionally, this model offered three choices for power input.
Personal TV nicknamed the Citation. In addition to its unique and innovative design, this TV incorporated the Jet Sensor, whereby the user selected channels by gently pressing the control panel buttons. Incorporating newly developed NBM phosphor, which greatly increased the luminous sensitivity of cathode-ray tubes, this TV offered unparalleled picture clarity ultimately resulting in this product becoming a major hit.
Advent of the Profile series. A monitor with versatile AV output (including video and teletext) was marketed as a single unit. This TV was developed based on a new modular concept, incorporating a TV tuner, stereo amplifier and other components.
Profile Pro color monitor featuring 560 lines of horizontal resolution and abundant input/output terminals. This model earned the support of those searching for ever-higher television and video picture quality.
Kirara Basso series of color TVs, featuring the Super Trinitron cathode-ray tube.
The industry's first TV with a vertically and horizontally flat screen, made possible by the inclusion of the "Super Flat Trinitron" tube. Reproduced picture naturally and without distortion throughout the entire screen.
A new WEGA series HDTV incorporating an FD Trinitron tube and offering highly advanced picture reproduction.
First-generation liquid crystal WEGA. This model was based on WEGA signal processing technology, enabling this TV to convert and reproduce NTSC signals while retaining advanced picture quality.
The world's first* LED backlit TV, featuring Sony's Triluminous® proprietary backlight system that uses separate red, green and blue light sources to illuminate the LCD panel. The result was unprecedented color control and an extraordinarily brilliant picture that trumped what previous backlight systems could do.
* Among flat-panel TVs for consumer use.
First model in the new BRAVIA series of widescreen LCD TVs. X-series models (shown) feature "Live Color Creation," utilizing a special backlight system to achieve an incredibly wide color gamut for deeper colors and full HD resolution panels for crisp, detailed images.
World's first organic light emitting diode (OLED) TV.
The 11-inch OLED TV offers a ground-breaking new design and astonishing slimness (measuring approximately 3mm). Features Sony's independently-developed OLED panel which realizes advantages such as high contrast, high peak brightness, color reproduction and rapid response time, all of which combine to deliver unparalleled image quality.
The world's slimmest*1 TV at 9.9 mm, and the world's lightest*2 40 inch TV at 12.2 kg. Featured a wireless transmitter that enabled users to arrange the layout of the room without having to worry about cable clutter.
*1: At its thinnest point; among LCD TVs for consumer use. (As of August 28, 2008)
*2: Refers only to the monitor part; among 40 inch LCD TVs for consumer use.
World's first HDTV powered by Google TV.
3D BRAVIA with Full HDTV.
The first 4K compatible BRAVIA™ model, boasting an LCD panel containing no less than 8 million pixels, four times the resolution of Full HD. Equipped with the "4K X-Reality® PRO" picture engine that upscales HD or lower resolution content - including from Blu-ray discs and TV broadcasts - to stunning, 4K quality picture.
A 4K LCD BRAVIA™ TV that delivers an immersively real and vivid sensory experience due to its wide color gamut - made possible by the newly developed "Triluminous® Display" technology - and its clear, boundless sound - realized with Sony's in-house developed Magnetic Fluid Speakers.