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Qriocity: Sony's New PSN Service For Multiple Products

When we learned Sony had filed a trademark under the name "Qriocity," we were interested to know what it might be.

Well, according to PlayStation LifeStyle, this is Sony's attempt at delivering PSN ID services to other Network-enabled products. This would include their Bravia HDTVs, VAIO PCs, and Blu-Ray players - watch the video through the link - and Qriocity will also test your Internet connections and gives you a "bandwidth optimized" version of the movie you intend to stream. That's just one of the features this service will likely boast and if hints from this year's Consumer Electronics Show are accurate, Sony will roll this out some time next month. Lastly, you will log in to Qriocity by using your PSN ID; each platform with which you utilize Qriocity will let you create multiple PSN accounts for different levels of access. The only question that will undoubtedly be important to all those looking to save a little cash this year, is whether or not this will be a subscription service or a pay-per-movie type deal. Sony has often said they intend to continue to stretch the boundaries of the Network and last year, they said we can expect this expansion to hit other Sony products in "Spring 2010." This seems to fit.

By the end of this year, you'll likely be seeing the PSN just about everywhere. And yes, playing online will remain free, despite the addition of premium services.

1/11/2010 12:31:38 PM Ben Dutka

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Superman915
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:04:19 PM
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this seems cool, but unfortunately I don't own any other sony products except a PS3. I may have an old walkman around here somewhere.

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:08:14 PM
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Hmmmm,
As I said before earlier on the first thread about this, I see what you did Sony....

Nice play on words there!

Qriocity = Curiosity


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maxpontiac
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:23:03 PM

Indeed.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:46:00 PM

unless it's a city for cryonically preserved bodies, Qrio-city.

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Phoelix
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:59:30 PM

Or "queer-ocity." It's a bit of a stretch, but still.

That was a bad call on the name.

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FatherSun
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:32:51 PM

Catchy yet strange. But I can see someones Qriocity sparked as they watch their TV and see the PSN just calling out to them. Just hope the Qriocity doesnt kill the cat.

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Jed
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 9:25:18 PM

That's worse than Xross Media Bar

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fuk u
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:13:41 PM
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there is going to be a catch....

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bxshotboi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:35:15 PM

we cant go thinkin like that we need to be optomistic and believe in sony since they have already provided us with many great gadgets and systems thus far

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:24:20 PM
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So basically Qriocity (curiosity as noted by BikerSaint) services will be paid and/or subscription based. But regular PSN services associated with the PS3 and online play remain free. Just as the level heads said.

I hope that the more easily panicked folks take note of this for future reference, since the panic about paid services was clearly unmerited.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:08:53 PM

You would think they would take note but there are still going to be those yelling at the sky, throwing up their hands in an uproar.

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bxshotboi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:36:58 PM

the day we dont have a group of people in an uproar will be the day im elected president of the world muahaha which will probably never happen lmao :)

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:39:40 PM

Actually, I think Microsoft might be throwing their hands up in horror. Sony is pushing out a fully integrated solution that covers their BluRay players, HDTVs, PCs, and game consoles. Sony is heavily involved in the 3D entertainment push, and has 3D in the PS3, BluRays and HDTVs.

No one else - NO ONE - in the consumer electronics industry has the reach that Sony has nor has anyone brought services like these to the market. This really ought to be a "Wow!" moment.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:47:33 PM

But...But MS is still coming out with like, ya know, Natal and Milo and stuff. *sucks lower lip*

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bxshotboi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:58:43 PM

i actually think that rave about natal will fade and very quickly how much fun can any1 have talkin to a tv ( well a program really BUT lets be serious) it sounds pretty lonely to me and besides like ive mentioned to others ms has a problem on their hands wen it comes to voice recognition since there are so many accents in this world as well as slang

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:12:12 PM

Regarding Natal.

Regardless of the technical difficulties in speech recognition, natural language interpretation, coping slang and accents, not to mention gesture recognition and coping with all sorts of lighting conditions and physical limitations of customers....I still question one major element of Natal.

Why did they pick a young boy to be the avatar representation of the system itself? Apart from the creepy factor there is the obvious point that most male gamers between the ages of 12 and 200, would have picked a system avatar who is entirely more female and between 18-25 years old.

I'm just not sure what the point of Natal is. Am I supposed to befriend this thing? Is it an agony Aunt? Is it a companion for only children? What the hell is it?

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bxshotboi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:40:34 PM

it seems like we are all going to be stuck asking ourselves these questions....it might just be ms tryin to show off what they can do but that wont get them far lmao

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FatherSun
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:41:03 PM

Please do not sleep on Natal. They are taking the PSEye technology to the furthest reaches of the galaxy. If M$ is to be believed that is. But seriously, I dont think it will save the word but it will make an impact and it will only be enhanced in the future. Combine that with M$s marketing prowess and the mainstream will eat it up. SONYs motion controller is perfect for our Gaming needs but once again it will be for us gaming elite. SONY tell 'em we can already do these things. Been there done that.

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Nickjcal
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:41:34 PM

yea the only thing i can say about natal is looking a little bit...o idk stupid. Ha i mean i wouldnt feel so stupid using a controller to imitate using a sword or something but just kinda wacking at mid air and all would be kind of embarrasing to do infront of friends unless your a younger kid.Geuss just really have to wait and see how it turns out. Sorry my post dosent make too much sense ha all im saying is it looks pretty corney to me

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Alienange
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:31:39 PM
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I don't get it. It does what? "PSN ID services?" You mean streaming? Something the PS3 already does? Why pay for that?

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fluffer nutter
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:09:19 PM

Wait it out. We don't have all of the details just yet.

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Doosharm
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:12:43 PM

My understanding is that it gives you PSN access without needing a system. So you can access PSN right on your TV or laptop without streaming from a PS3.

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Superman915
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:36:06 PM

so then its pretty much a direct movie downloading service? if i have a Sony TV, its not like I'm going to download Fat Princess on it without an actual PS3. Not much else to do on the PSN that doesn't involve games, unless they add some PC-only games for it, which would be interesting.

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:20:26 PM

It means anything secured by your PSN ID. In other words anything authenticated by PSN security.

It means that their new HDTVs, BluRay players and PCs will be able to access Sony's network and content, but that instead of creating a completely new network for that, they are extending the reach of the PlayStation Network from PS3/PSP to include those other devices.

So a customer with a new network enabled Sony HDTV would be able to create a PSN account and access paid content from their TV whether they have ever used, or even own, a PS3 or not.

This isn't about making PS3 owners pay for something they already have, it's about expanding and extending the PSN to cover other devices than the PS3/PSP. It's about extending and expanding the PSN based content and services beyond console based gaming.

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Alienange
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:16:17 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. So basically it's Sony's answer to Netflix? I don't see any other content on PSN being useful to Bravias or Vaios than the Movies and TV shows.

I guess it doesn't really matter for us Canadians anyway. It's not like the PSN has TV and Movies here...

I do feel for the Americans though. This news most likely means another $99 at Target.

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therabbitkinge
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:50:01 PM
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Well that sounds very interesting for what it has to offer, can't wait to hear more about Sonys premium service and fees.

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Jawknee
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:06:20 PM
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As long as what's free now continues to be free. I only see good coming from this. I'm not convinced to buy yet, but I'm all ears.

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godsman
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:34:10 PM
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It should be cheap and convenient, otherwise it can't fight the piracy market. I prefer a monthly subscription to unlimited movie watching.

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bxshotboi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:41:42 PM

this is exactly what i look forwrd to!!! a monthly fee to stream as many movies as i want it beats having to download movies on my pc just to put on a usb to transfer to my ps3 even though thats free

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Alienange
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:18:05 PM

iTunes fought the piracy market and won. Anything is possible.

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jaybiv
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:58:12 PM

Alien, iTunes has been successful despite the pirate market. And the large market share it has is a fraction of what the music market was 10 years ago.

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jaybiv
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:35:16 PM
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I think Sony is still working on a PS3 oriented premium services offering. This offer is more to bring the PSN to Sony's other family of products.

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FatherSun
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:02:35 PM
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Now this definitely makes me Quirious! PSN spread out across multiple devices. What's to say that SONY cannot implement its CLOUD computing service along with this and provide access to it PSN games! No PS3 required? At least for the smaller games. Magic "ORBZ" on a Bravia? Zen Pinball? Has the GIANT awakened as I have mentioned before? Or as the song goes.. "Is it Just My Imagination.. Running Away With Me...."

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:13:14 PM

Great insight.

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WolfCrimson
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:23:57 PM
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This is kinda cool. Just hope it doesn't get out of hand, or we're gonna have Teminators trying to kill us.

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bxshotboi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:43:16 PM

well the day that happens u best believe i will die fighting clones of arnold swartchinegar lmao ( all in Vain)

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:35:48 PM
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You know, considering the amount of computing power packed into even entry level BluRay players and HDTVs, it should be no problem giving such devices the ability to play PS1 games. I'd bet that PSP Minis are also doable on most hardware as well.

If Sony BluRay players, TVs and PCs have BlueTooth connectivity, want to take a bet how long it takes for them to announce that Sixaxis compatible controllers will work with Qricity enabled devices allowing access to PS1 and PS Mini games?

I'd also bet that the themes and wall papers will work nicely also. And, since even the TVs can play back MP4 and MP3 based content and generally have a flash memory port or two, I would not be surprised to see Qriocity services including themes, wall papers, music, video downloads and streaming and PS1 and PS mini games. Because BluRay players and TVs have limited local storage it also makes complete sense to offer cloud based storage of various things including user files like game saves.

Think about it for a minute. Forget the PS3 and PSP, ignore all PS3 and PSP specific games and think about all the other content on the PSN. None of that (including PS1 games) is beyond the capabilities of any of the PCs, BluRay players and HDTVs being made today.

@Fathasun
I think you're right about the Giant awakening. However, they don't need cloud computing for any of this, the CPU power in the HDTVs and BluRay players is more than enough for the majority of the content on the PSN, except for the PS3 and PSP games. I think the only things on the PSN currently that none of these other consumer electronics devices could cope with are PS3 games (both full games and PSN games) and PSP Games. I actually think that the PS Minis will work as well. The fact that PS Minis can be played on the PS3 as well suggests that they are either not running natively on the PSP or PS3. If that's the case, then whatever virtual run time environment they run in could easily be embedded in the new devices from Sony.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:51:18 PM

Are you saying they would have us playing PS1 games by streaming them? HDTVs tend not to have hard drives.

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bxshotboi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:00:33 PM

well it wouldnt be a surprise if they began making hdtvs with a huge built in hdd but that would cost more money but hey its a new world we always ready to try new things and sony hasnt dissapointed....well atleast not to me

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:01:13 PM

HDTVs don't have HDDs....neither do PSPs.

Most (if not all) new HDTVs come with flash memory interfaces - to allow them to display phographs and video from Digital Cameras - which of course Sony also makes. Sony TVs come with MemoryStick slots. As do their BluRay players, at least the ones that meet the current 2.0 BluRay profile requirement.

Just like the PSP plays PS1 games from a MemoryStick, what's to stop the HDTV, BluRay device or PC from doing the same thing?

BTW did you know that Sony makes almost all the cameras used in making 3D TV & movies?

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FatherSun
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:25:00 PM

Definitly see awesome potential. I just hope that SONY implements something like this. Possibilities are endless. Qriocity doesnt just need to be limited to what has been confirmed so far with "Video". Hope they are listening cause the competition sure is.

What I have noticed thoughout the years is that SONY innovates technology but sometimes manufacture elite products. Thus leaving the mainstream consumer out. And thats where the money is. Then here comes the Ipod and Natal. As if these companies created what they are developing and feeding it to the mainstream as the NEW thing. I see what the PSP couldve been or shouldve been, and the PlayStation Eye taken to another level. Happens all the time. Sometimes you gotta just jump in. With Qriocity they can bring it all together. SONY dont let em steal your thunder.

AS far full PS3 games I wouldnt expect or even want that thru Qriocity. It will cannibalized the PS3. Lets keep that just for us true gamers!

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bxshotboi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:44:09 PM

what i would like to see are the digital comics on an hdtv that would look pretty awesome

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fluffer nutter
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 8:54:23 PM

Connect a PSP or PSP Go to the TV and there you go. Digital comics on the big screen.

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Jed
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 9:33:25 PM

I cant remember seeing any TV cameras that werent SONY. I know they are just about the only cameras that are used in sports.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:48:50 PM
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I remember when this was the big rumored happening for Firmware 3.0, they denied any such thing would exist of course.

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:03:53 PM

There is a lot that goes into the firmware we are not aware of. It's not all just security improvements.

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Banky A
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:07:17 PM
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Interesting.. cool.
I hope this becomes somewhat a regular house-hold thing, it'll be cool to walk into somebody's house and see the XMB in full style in an electronic.

:)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:34:17 PM
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Will it scan my retina when I walk in the house?

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DGo8
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:35:04 PM
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Sony is going for it 2010 there not playing no more!... did'nt they say there going to do a music store aswell??...so basicly I Tunes but..Sonys version i hope this PSN id thing will work on my Walkman X sounds pretty interesting to see what there actully gonna do.

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robinhood2010
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:37:30 PM
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"When we learned Sony had filed a trademark under the name "Qriocity," we were interested to know what it might be."

Yes, I bet you were.

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St_Jimmy
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:07:28 PM
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Canada please?

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raiden213
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:17:37 PM
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This looks interesting if implemented very well.

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Charger7302
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:26:43 PM
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Wait does this mean that instant streaming is coming to the playstation 3 and other Sony products, and with a subscription cost?

I hope that it is instant streaming because I would love to stream movies off the ps3 without having to join netflix, and hopefully without a subscription, shouldn't we be able to just use our psn funds/wallet?

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Lairfan
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 8:40:52 PM
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Cool. I personally will never use it, but its a cool feature to have nonetheless.

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Jed
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 9:30:09 PM
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That all sounds pretty cool, great comments by some of you guys, Highlander, I'm looking in your direction,

Too bad the only Sony products I own are my PS3 and an old CD player. If I had the money to drop on a Bravia TV I'd do it in a second.

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Highlander
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 10:51:11 PM

If Sony implements even a half of what I think they could it would be worth saving for a Sony TV. I know I will.

One other thing that just popped into my head is the fact that the PS3 is DNLA compliant so it can stream content. I wonder whether they'll do TVs and BluRay players with wireless technology and DNLA compliance as well? They have talked repeatedly about TVs, and BluRay players (and the PS3) all communicating, so why not. Either way it would allow the TV in the living room to stream video from a PS3 elsewhere in the house. That would be pretty cool too.

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___________
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:46:30 PM

just a word of advice.
dont buy a sony tv there overpriced and no where near as good as the competition.
and there always late to the party, for example samsung released their series 7 than replaced it with the series 8 than sony came in and released a TV to compare with the series 7.
whats the point of that?
they bring in a brand new TV that compares to a 2 year old TV.

and they are very expensive compare to the competition.
samsung 55inch full HD 200Hz TV RRP $3000
closest thing sony offers to that same size same features is close to 4K and the picture quality is no where near as good because the samsung uses LEDs and the sony does not.

i still say plasmas are the way to go, i was shown a 12K 70 inch samsung today and JESUS TAP DANCING CHRIST! it looks good!
plasmas are way better than LCDs and are still slightly better than LEDs.
not to mention a plasma will be roughly 700 bucks cheaper than its LED brother.

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 9:31:58 AM

Plasmas cost more than LCD's over here in this country. And how can you say that Sony came out with a comparable set to the Samsung 7 series two years later? They came out during the same model year and I'm surprised that you didn't even mention the 9 series. I'm a fan of Samsung for their features, cost savings and excellent picture quality but you gotta get your facts straight. Sony definitely tends to be more expensive. Especially, if you go to shops like Best Buy that rape you over $1000 more than any other competitor.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 10:23:18 AM

Mr underline, or since you're still not using a name and posting anonymously, I'll just go with "Anonymous cowherd"...

Anyway, the fact that Samsung release their 'series 8' and Sony release a "series 7" at the same time is of zero consequence. What Sony calls series 7 could be (I'm not saying it is) a generation ahead of the Samsung series 8. Now, if you're talking about the screen in terms of which 'generation' of technology is in use making the glass and LCD matrix, I could at least see a point. However it's not just the glass, but also the backlight technology, the video processing and all the other elements that go into making a TV what it is. Samsung and Sony use a lot of their own technology and software in their TVs as well.

Using the series number of one manufacturer's TV as a comparison against the number on another is pretty much pointless unless one is an OEM manufacturer for the other. From all the reviews and comparisons I have read of LED backlit LCD TVs (which are pointless since they are all far too high end and expensive for mere mortals to own), there is a very marginal difference between the two. That in turn means that it generally comes down to personal preference. Your personal preference is as always not Sony, so no surprise there.

Regarding Plasma TVs, unless they're about to make a resurgence, which they're not, that technology is currently a dead end. Disadvantages such as weight, energy consumption and burn-in also tend to drive people towards LCDs. I know that the plasma TVs had the advantage in terms of picture quality and contrast ratio early on, but the current generations of LCD are more or less equivalent with Plasma for quality and contrast, and typically consume less energy.

BTW you talked about LCD and LED TVs as if they are different, they're not (yet). The only true LED TV is the OLED TVs such as the one that Sony sells. All the other so called LED TVs are actually LCD panels with LED backlights instead of CFFL backlights.

LED backlights offer an advantage in terms of energy consumption and contrast ratio because the LEDs can be dimmed or turned off in order to increase the contrast. This is not something that a CFFL based backlight can cope with.

Samsung uses white LED backlight technology. Sony on the other hand uses a tri-color LED approach with red, blue and green LEDs used to provide illumination. Sony claims that their technology gives superior color reproduction and contrast. In most tests they do have the edge on contrast. The multi-color LED backlight in the Sony can alter not only the brightness of the backlight behind a pixel, but also the hue of the backlight which enhances contrast and color depth. The white backlight on the Samsung can only adjust the brightness of the pixel.

Purely from a tech point of view, tri-color LED backlight technology is closer to full LED TV screens. It also appears to offer far more options in terms of adjusting the color and luminosity of each pixel on a screen. I don't know which TV is better, it depends on your criteria.

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Banky A
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:52:04 AM

TheHighlander should = TheHighPwner

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___________
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 6:28:00 AM

the samsung 9 series are not out yet.
the Z5500, the TV i recently bought is 1 year old, the samsung 7 series is 2 years old.
its probably because we always get stuff later like sony style told me today their new XBRs are out in the UK but were not getting them till april.
so looks like you need to get your facts straight bub.

the screen is pointless did you not know samsung has over 60% of the licences to manufacture LCD panels?
you take apart almost any LCD TV or even any laptop screen and 99% of those are made by samsung.
samsung, sony, toshiba, panasonic, most of the big companies use the same LCD screens and their made by samsung.
how do you think samsung can make better TVs for sony and charge less?

no difference between LCDs and LEDs?
SERIOSULY! you did not just say that.
seriously i expected better from you.
go to your local audio and visual enthusiasts and compare the 2 if you still think LCDs and LEDs are the same may god send you a new pair of eyes.
LEDs are so much better than LCDs the proof is in the contrast ratios.
LCDs cant dream of getting black and white levels of plasmas, LEDs are close, not there but close.


how are LEDs expensive?
you done any shopping latley?
a LED TV is normally 300-500 bucks more than its tube brother.
for instance i can get a 55 inch samsung series 8 for around 3800 bucks compare to a 55 inch plasma is around 2800 and a LCD is around 3300.

i know how LED TVs work half my family are freaking TV repairers.
yes sonys tri color LEDs are better just one problem.
there is only one TV of theres that uses that tech and thats the KDL-45-XBR 55 and that was taken out of production in late 08.
thats the TV i wanted because XBRs are the top trumph but speaking to my local retailers JB, myer, target, binglee said they have not got one in since july 2009 and they cant get one in since sony no longer sells them.
sony fu**ed up big time, as usual they were late to the party.
samsung came out with LED TVs and sony replied with the XBRs and ONLY the XBRs, samsung released the 6,7, and 8 series with LEDs to sonys 1 TV.
than sony stops making it over a year before the new ones are coming out.
the new XBRs are not out here till april and i cant wait because my TV is on its last legs.
as i said i wanted the XBR but sony does not make it.
samsung offers me many LED choices sony offer's me zero thats their fault not mine.

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Highlander
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 10:26:50 AM

@Anon Cowherd

If you know how "LED TVs" work, then stop bloody calling them LED TV, they are not LED TVs, they are LED backlit LCD TVs. The LEDs are not displaying the picture they simply illuminate it.

Sony, Samsung and Sanyo all have joint ventures to make large LCD glass substrates because it's too expensive to go it alone, but Sony take the glass and assembles it into an LCD panel in a Sony facility. The glass with the liquid crystal is one thing, the technology behind the glass is quite another.

If you want to persist in calling a TV that has an LED backlight an LED TV, go ahead, that's Samsung's thing too. But you know it's not an LED TV, it's an LCD TV with an LED backlight.

If you go back and actually read my post you will see that I clearly state that LED backlighting technology has a contrast advantage over CFFL, and that LCD panels with LED backlights have contrast ratios that are as good or better than Plasma.

Since you're bound to argue with me again, I'll go ahead and quote the New York Times regarding so called LED TVs...

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What's an LED TV?

When a product has become commoditized and its price is regularly dropping and its profit margins are getting ever-thinner, how can a company boost its sales and raise its prices?
Samsung Series 8800 LED HDTV Samsung 8000 Series LED TV

One way is by changing the product’s name.

That’s what Samsung has done with its new line of LCD TVs using LEDs to illuminate the screen. In its print advertising and on its Web site, Samsung calls the new range simply “LED TVs.”

They are not LED TVs. Calling them such makes as much sense as calling its existing line of LCD televisions Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp TVs, or CCFL TVs, after the lighting technology that they use.

Whatever its validity, Samsung’s decision to drop “LCD” was a smart marketing move. After all, “LED” is the acronym du jour, a technology that’s all the rage as a new, perhaps revolutionary lighting source. It’s as emotive a term as “HDTV” and “digital” were in their heydays.

<<end quote>>

Here's the link to the full article, I'm done.

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/whats-an-led-tv/

Last edited by Highlander on 1/13/2010 10:30:38 AM

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Jed
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 12:22:18 AM

Damn, this is the first time I've ever incited a riot.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 5:57:52 AM

wait so your whole scuffle is over what i called them?
jesus christ dude you are the pickiest person i have ever met.
I KNOW THERE NOT LED TVS I SAID THAT IN BOTH POSTS!
god, i called them LED TVs because its quicker and easier than calling them LCDs with a LED back light.

point is samsung have LED back light TVs (HAPPY?) available for me to buy, sony dont.

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Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:51:31 PM
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sweet, hopefully i get the internet running on my new TV soon.
as for the paid service, as i have said DO NOT! charge us 50 bucks and were still missing out on something.
i would be more than happy to shell out 50 bucks if i have full access to PS1 classics and movies.
speak of the devil, when are sony getting the video store up in AU?
the UK got it late last year, what the bloomin hell is taking so long?
anyway hopefully with this new cashola they will update the servers.
i can download a demo off the PSN and off XBLA and XBLA will always be finished minimum 5 minutes earlier.
the PSN servers are freaking DEAD SLOW!
i can download a full freaking movie in less than a hour so why does it take me 4 hours to download a 1.5 GB demo?
honestly the 12 year old servers i have at work are faster than the crap sonys using.

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Banky A
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:53:28 AM

Honestly? :S damnnn.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 6:29:58 AM

yes thats whats holding me nack from downloading the mod nation racers beta.
i really want to give it a try but cant because 50 bucks says it will take hours to download and im out during the day.
cant leave it on at night because its to noisy and wakes the whole household up.

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NetheRealm
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 4:59:26 AM
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Smells like epic fail to me. First Sony needs to sell 73 inch HDTVs for $2,200 like Mitsubishi, & dominate all media hardware markets like if WalkManTouch overtook IpodTouch sales then average Joe consumer might have a use for all these extras. Also the Netflix Streaming needs to be included at launch or through a firmware update not enabled by inserting a seperate disk.

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