Sony has launched the flagship HTIB (home-theatre-in-a-box) which features a new sleek design and packed with all the latest technologies. The BDV-N9100W is available in black or white color options and is designed with ‘sense of quartz', the latest design of the company along with ‘angled' edges which complements Bravia TVs of 2013.
Sony states that the HTIB features latest magnetic fluid speaker technology which imparts precise and clear sounds even when the volume levels are high. There is an interesting feature called special football mode as well. This is said to provide the acoustic signature in Brazilian football stadium simultaneously offering the convenience to mute the voice of the commentator.
Blu-ray player has been integrated into the kit which supports 3D and ultra HD video. Triluminos technology has also been mentioned very briefly though it has not been clarified how the technology will benefit in improving picture quality.
Near field communication (NFC) has been incorporated in the HTIB kit just like in most of the Bravia panels of 2013. This will facilitate easy content sharing and pairing with smartphones which are compatible. It also features SideView app which is compatible with iOS as well as Android devices. This app imparts a second screen function which helps users view online services, more content etc.
Some of the key highlights of the new Sony HTIB kit are 1000 W amplifier, compatibility with 3D CD, DV and Blu-ray, smart TV system (Sony Entertainment Network), wireless rear speakers, in-built Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity options etc. The HTIB has been launched only in Europe as of now. The availability or pricing details of the kit in Asia has not yet been revealed.