Sony KDL46HX823 and KDL55HX823 to be released in May

The Sony KDL46HX823 and KDL55HX823 3D Ready sets featuring Edge-LED backlighting is scheduled to hit UK stores sometime in May.

Sony Bravia LCD televisions containing the HX prefix fall into the Cinematic Range which puts emphasis on picture quality. To this end, the HX823 LCD TV models are fitted with edge-LED technology, but employs local-dimming video processing which allows for more localised and precise backlight control to achieve higher contrast ratio with deeper blacks and brighter whites.

All 2011 Sony 3D TV sets will have 3D sync transmitters built-in, and the HX823 is no exception. However, any compatible active-shutter 3D glasses will need to be purchased separately, as the company currently have no plans to include them with either the KDL46HX823 or KDL55HX823.

The HX823 series offer Motionflow XR 400 technology, which offers a 400Hz refresh rate, compared to the 800Hz offered on the higher HX923 series. ther features on the KDL-46HX823 and KDL-55HX823 LED televisions include the Bravia Internet TV portal (with access to BBC iPlayer, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Qriocity and Opera web browser), Monolithic design with OptiContrast panel, integrated Freeview HD tuner, inbuilt wireless connectivity, and TV recording via USB to an external hard disc drive.