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Sony Adds Netflix Streaming to BRAVIA Connected TVs

BRAVIA Connected HDTVs will offer this service starting in Fall of 2009.

Sony is adding the instant Netflix streaming to its BRAVIA Connected HDTVs in the fall of 2009.

Netflix members will be able to watch more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes that are available on an increasing amount of devices, including: Compatible Sony TVs will include the XBR9 series, Z5100 series and W5100 series. Older models can use the Netflix feature by adding Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Link module.

Sony's Bravia Internet-ready devices can also access: Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube, Sports Illustrated, Sony Pictures, CBS and other content providers.

Sony also recently added Demand Media to its Internet video platform, which provides videos from, and

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Posted by 39 Cent Stamp  on  07/09  at  09:56 PM

I guess adding features to hardware is here to stay. I think i would rather have stuff added to a source component vs a TV. In a distributed scenario i would have to route audio out of the TV back to my matrix switch. This is something i typically never do because the TV acts as a monitor.

For the average consumer its not an issue though. I was standing behind a rack wiring up a clients system today when i thought about the Vizio article i read here. Thats when it dawned on me that i would need to route video back to the head end. Not a huge issue but if i can get Netflix or Vudu jammed inside a Blu-ray player vs a TV it would be a better fit.

Either way.. very cool to be able to offer bells and whistles to the client @ no extra charge.

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