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Sony shows off country’s first 84-inch 4K TV; sells for PHP 1.2 Million

You need to see it to believe it folks. Yesterday, Sony Philippines pulled out a number of wildcards from Japan. Apart from featuring the new VAIO Duo 11 and VAIO Tap 20 both running on Windows 8, they were also the first to showcase an 84-inch 4K television which will be made available to the (opulent) public for the holidays. The XBR-84X900 is a wonder that goes (waaaay!) over and beyond the “traditional” 1080p resolution. This 4k TV comes with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and if those numbers mean nothing to you, it simply means that if you’re watching great blu-ray movies on your 40″ or 60″ LED TV, imagine even better “pop out” quality on a bigger 84-incher.

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Sony announces the new Walkman NWZ F800 running on Android 4.0

While HTC went the “beats” way and included Dr. Dre Beats headphones with most of their high end smartphones, Sony continues the Walkman line with the latest version of Android.

The NWZ F800 Walkman also known as the F800 or simply the new Walkman phone from Sony is a beauty. It’s basically comparable with Sony’s current line of Xperia devices but focuses more on audio enhancements.

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First Impressions with the SONY VAIO CW, a Quasi-Gaming Notebook!


Pricing Update: The VAIO I’m currently using, the VPCCW16FG goes for PHP 72,999, while the entry level VPCCW13EG goes for 52,999. The difference is that the latter comes with a GT210 card with only 256MB of VRAM, and 2GB of RAM.

After hearing about it over the Internet, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Sony’s latest gaming + fashion notebook, the 14 inch VAIO CW. I called up their publicist and asked for a unit to wear and tear and here I am jotting down my first impressions.

Let’s have a look.

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Sony DSC T700 with Marine Pack Hands On in Anilao


Photo Credits: Juned Sonido, Benj Espina, myself

Went on a weekend dive at Dive and Trek in Anilao. A friend was taking her open water course so a bunch of us tagged along. It was also good to meet up (underwater!) with Wowie, Jerome and the rest of the guys from Intel. On the side of the Internet community, Juned was able to drag Benj along. Fun times!

The full review and more underwater shots after the jump.

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Prepare yourselves: ABS-CBN upgrading to full HD viewing


See that camera above? Well, ABS-CBN now has 24 of these for their studios. Soon, our favorite telenovelas will be viewable in full HD!

From the press release which was sent by Sony:

ABS-CBN Philippines, Asia’s first commercial television broadcaster, has just announced its intention to acquire 24 Sony HDC-1400R HD portable studio cameras. ABS-CBN is upgrading its studio facility at Quezon City, north of Manila, from SD to HD and Sony was the obvious choice.

ABS-CBN owns the biggest cable network in the Philippines and is involved in the production of television programming for domestic and international audiences. They deliver content around the world to countries including North America, Europe and the Middle East.

The decision to upgrade to high definition was based on the increasing demand for high definition content from their domestic audiences and those that they export to around the globe. ABS-CBN is at the forefront of broadcasting in the Philippines and is the first to invest in Sony high definition studio cameras.

Two huge entities — telcos and the TV networks — these are the two things that push technology to be adopted by the masses. In this case, we’re looking at the death of CRT televisions and say hello to the sexier 720/50P resolutions (I’m not much of an A/V guy but I think the 1400R can also do 1080p).

Here’s the full press release.