Sony’s Wireless LED Backlit HDTV

Posted Wed Sep 9, 2009 at 01:00 PM PDT by Mike Attebery

Sony’s new ZX5 is set for a November release in Japan.

At just over 16mm thick, the ZX5 line comes in both 46” and 52” sizes. Displaying Full 1080p HD and Sony’s Flow Motion 240Hz refresh rate, the picture is sure to please, though local dimming, rather than edge mounted LED backlighting, would have been welcome.

Interestingly the ZX5 models take in signal wirelessly via a bundled media receiver. This separate box handles input from a huge variety of sources, from HDMI to VGA and even SVideo, and then sends the signal wirelessly to the ultra slim TV.

The receiver box also handles services such as video on demand, networking, and internet connectivity. Moving these services and connections to the box makes for an incredibly thin and clean display.

Neither pricing nor a US release date is available at this time.

Source: Sony Japan (via Google Translate)

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