SONY customizes Bravia HDTV sets with new link modules

Sony Electronics today announced the availability of three new BRAVIA® Link modules including the Wireless Link, DVD Link, and Input Link.   The new devices attach to the back of compatible BRAVIA HDTVs and integrate directly into the television’s menu system.

“Now you can customize compatible flat-panel BRAVIA HDTV sets with great features without reconfiguring your entire home theater set up,” said Jeff Goldstein, vice president of marketing for Sony Electronics. “Each link module conveniently integrates into the TV’s menu system for easy use while eliminating the need for another set top box, component, or remote control.”

Sony’s Wireless Link Module (DMX-WL1) is a two-piece system that wirelessly transmits high-definition video (up to 1080i) and audio to compatible BRAVIA TVs.  The unit’s receiver attaches to the back of the TV and connects via an HDMI cable.  The transmitter connects to up to five HD sources (four HDMI, one component) and transmits content up to 65 feet to the TV.

The transmitter is controlled via the included remote control which also controls the TV.  It ships in October for about $800.

DVD Link Module (DMX-DVD) also attaches to the back of BRAVIA televisions, bringing full-featured upscaling DVD player functionality directly to the set.  The module integrates directly into the menu system via HDMI and is controlled by a single remote control.  The player upscales DVDs up to 1080p resolution, enhancing standard definition content to match the resolution of BRAVIA HDTVs.  It is now available for about $200.