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February 26, 2009

Sony's 2009 HDTV's get unofficial prices, availability dates

KDL-40VE5.jpgSony hasn't officially released pricing and availability dates for its 2009 HDTV line unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but has received information ahead of time. Here's what the site says:

The 2009 Sony L series, all 720p sets ranging between 22- and 37-inches will be priced at $499.99 at the lower end and $799.99 at the higher end. Expect the L series to begin hitting retail shelves at the end of February.

The 2009 S5100 models will range between 32- and 52-inches, all 1080p and very similar to the 2008 S4100 line with the exception of an added USB input. Priced between $799.99 and $1799.99, the S5100 series will be released in late March.

The Sony V5100 line will be available in 40-, 42-, and 46-inch display sizes with 1080p resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate and 50, 000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The V5100 line will also be available in late March priced between $1499.99 and $2299.99.

The VE5 green line, with low power consumption, will be available in 40-, 42-, and 46-inch screen sizes and while prices aren't available, the line should be released in early June.

Next up is the 32-inch XBR9, the 2009 update to last years 32-inch XBR6, and will sport a price tag of $1099.99 for similar specs to the S5100 models.

The 2009 W5100 series with the new Bravia Series 3 signal processor will be available in July, with four models ranging between 40- and 65-inches that haven't yet been priced.

The Z5100 series with three models ranging between 40- and 52-inches also boast the Bravia Engine 3 and add 240 Hz refresh rate. While pricing aren't available, the Z5100's will be available in early May.

And last but not least are the 40-, 46-, and 52-inch XBR9 models that update the 2008 XBR6 line. With 240 Hz refresh rate and the Bravia Engine 3 signal processor, the three XBR9's will range in price from $2799.99 and $3699.99 when shipped in late April.


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Posted by Justin Davey at February 26, 2009 12:40 PM

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