Sony Google TV Prices Slashed, Yet Again

August 12, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Yet again, the price of Sony’s Google TV has seen a drop – for all its models, in fact. The company has reduced the entry price of 24-inch model twice from its original price of $599 to $399, weeks ago and now to $295. Meanwhile, the 32, 40 and 46- inch models can be bought now for $498, $723 and $961 respectively, slashing $400 for the largest. The company expects that the demand for their smart TV will increase following this price reduction.

Sony’s Google HDTV line-up comes with built-in Blue-ray player and Wi-Fi support. Also Netflix, CNBC, Napster, Pandora and Sony Qriocity VOD players are supported by all the models. The 24-inch model boasts a CCFL backlit LCD, while the other models feature edge LED lighting for advanced viewing pleasure.

The ‘Playstation-styled’ remote with a pleasing look is easy to handle. Another smart feature is that you can integrate your Android phone with it and can be used as remote.

The company has made it clear that the original price of their Google TV was too high and to increase market demand this step was necessary. They also added that all the customers will get the software upgrade of Google TV‘s latest version built on Android 3.1, which will be launched later this summer.

Hope the combination of the Google TV’s new platform with Sony will be one of the best formulas for the broadband enabled TVs. A 24-inch smart TV at the price of $295 is a fabulous offer, getting the software upgrade later makes it more meaningful.

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