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1960

  • TV8-301
    TV8-301

    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.



1962

  • TV5-303
    TV5-303

    Developed with the aim of bringing TV entertainment to the automobile environment, this was the world's smallest and lightest monochrome TV, which enjoyed wide popularity under the nickname “micro TV.” The slogan for the device was “Transistors have Changed TV.”



1968

  • KV-1310
    KV-1310

    The first in Sony's exclusive line of Trinitron color TVs. This model offered approximately twice the brightness of TVs using conventional shadow-mask tubes. This was a milestone product establishing Sony's superiority in color TVs.



1977

  • KV-1375
    KV-1375

    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.



1980

  • KX-27HF1
    KX-27HF1

    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.



1986

  • KX-21HV1
    KX-21HV1

    “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.



1990

  • KW-3600HD
    KW-3600HD

    Consumer use 36-inch “HD Trinitron” HDTV-compatible color TV.



1991

  • KV-29ST1
    KV-29ST1

    “Kirara Basso” series of color TVs, featuring the “Super Trinitron” cathode-ray tube.



1997

  • KW-32HDF9
    KW-32HDF9

    A new WEGA series HDTV incorporating an FD Trinitron tube and offering highly advanced picture reproduction.



2000

  • IDT-LF1
    IDT-LF1

    First-generation Airboard. The wireless IDT-LF enabled users to view television programming via TV transmissions (radio waves) “bounced” from the base station.



2002

  • KLV-17HR1
    KLV-17HR1 

    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.



2005

  • KDL-46X1000
    KDL-46X1000

    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.



2006

  • KDS-50A2500
    KDS-50A2500

    Features Sony SXRD technology to reveal the true cinematic beauty of images. A-series rear projection TVs unleash the power and impact of cinema, producing a smooth, cinematic-like visual texture and rich colors. Released September 2005 in the US.



2007

  • XEL-1
    XEL-1

    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.



2008

  • KDL-32JE1
    KDL-32JE1

    Featuring the industry's highest level of energy efficiency for a 32-inch digital LCD TV. By enhancing the efficiency of backlight emission and optical film light transmission, Sony achieved industry-leading performance in energy efficiency (exceeding Japanese energy conservation standards by 232%), annual power consumption (at 86 kilowatthours/year) and momentary power consumption (89W).



2009

  • KDL-ZX5
    KDL-ZX5

    This ultra-thin BRAVIA LCD HDTV features an advanced edge-lit LED backlight



2010

  • NSX-46GT1
    NSX-46GT1

    World's first HDTV powered by Google TV.


  • KDL-LX900 Series
    KDL-LX900 Series

    3D BRAVIA with Full HDTV.


  • KDL-HX80R Series
    KDL-HX80R Series

    BRAVIA LED HDTV with 3D, HDD and Blu-ray recorder.



2011

  • The HX920 Series
    The HX920 Series

    ‘Bravia’ Internet TVs equipped with ‘X-Reality PRO’ functionality to offer consumers a new style of viewing entertainment.






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