The five bezels, available in white, red, blue, matte black and brown, can be easily affixed to the following Sony BRAVIA XBR flat-panel LCD TV models – KDL-40XBR2, KDL-46XBR2 and KDL-52XBR2. The bezels have a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $299.99 and will be available at selected retailers in October 2006.
"The new bezel applications will add flair and sophistication to both traditional and non-traditional spaces in the home, allowing consumers to coordinate their BRAVIA TVs with their rooms, as well as personalize them. From the living room to the bedroom and the kitchen to the office, BRAVIA adds more than television to any room you place it in," said Patrick Lapointe, Marketing Manager, Display Products, Audio Video/Information Technology Group, Sony of Canada Ltd. "The dream of a better TV technology is now a reality – BRAVIA, the fashionable TV compromise with no compromises."
Canada's most popular flat-panel TV technology, the new BRAVIA XBR models feature 1920 X 1080 screen resolution, BRAVIA Engine Pro™ video processor and three HDMI inputs with 1080p capability. However, three models -- the 46-inch KDL-46XBR2, 40-inch KDL-40XBR2 and 52-inch KDL-52XBR2 -- feature a silver bezel with an elegant floating glass design.
These models also feature a state-of-the-art audio package, built-in ATSC tuner, personal computer input, two HD component, one S-video and three composite inputs.
The BRAVIA KDL-46XBR2 and KDL-40XBR2 models are available today. They are available at MSRPs of $5,499.99 and $4,499.99, respectively. The BRAVIA KDL-52XBR2 will be available in November 2006.
Rounding out the BRAVIA XBR line is the 32-inch KDL-V32XBR2 model featuring a 1366 X 768 screen resolution. It is equipped with Sony's BRAVIA Engine™ video processor and Live Color Creation, which delivers a sharp and rich picture from both SD and HD sources.
The set's narrow, two-tone, black and silver bezel incorporates invisible bottom speakers with SRS-TruSurroundXT™ and BBE Digital Enhancement technology.
Other features include a built-in ATSC tuner, single HDMI and PC inputs, as well as two HD components, two S-video and three composite inputs.
The BRAVIA XBR KDL-V32XBR2 set ships later this month at an MSRP of $2,399.99.
About Sony of Canada Ltd.
Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of electronic and computer products for consumer, business, electronics publishing and multimedia applications on a global scale. With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, approximately 1,000 employees support about 78 Sony stores and a network of more than 500 authorized dealers across Canada.
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