New VA TV-PC Emphasizes Form and Function
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18, 2005 – Sony furthers its commitment to bringing design, performance and entertainment to even the smallest of spaces with a new all-in-one desktop PC. The VAIO VA TV-PC combines a full-featured computer with an LCD TV in one stunning package.
The new TV-PC sports a jaw-dropping 20-inch display with Sony’s original XBRITE LCD technology for vivid colors and crisp, clear images. Watch live TV or record you favorite programs with personal video recording supported by Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. TV watching and DVD playback are further enhanced by Sony’s Sound Reality technology and a 2.1 channel speaker system which delivers rich, full sound.
As a PC, the VA series provides powerful computing performance whether you are performing productivity tasks or editing high-definition video. It also gives you room to grow with an open bay that can accept an additional hard drive. All of this is packed into a beautiful silver and black chassis with a floating display and easily accessible optical and flash memory drives, front and center.
“We’re continuing a tradition with our all-in-ones by proving that a desktop does not have to be a tower to be powerful,” said Mike Abary, vice president of VAIO product marketing for Sony Electronics in the U.S. “The VA gives you a high quality TV experience without letting you forget it’s a PC.”
Create and Convert Movies and Music
Create professional quality DVDs with Sony’s own Click to DVD mastering software. With the onboard DVD+R Double Layer/DVD+RW drive you can create or record up to 8.5 GB of home videos, music or digital photos on one Double Layer disc. SonicStage, Sony’s music management software, allows you to customize your musical environment and integration with Sony’s Connect online music store makes it even easier to purchase and enjoy your favorite tunes.
The VA PC even helps to turn analog content into digital masterpieces. Sonic Stage Mastering Studio gives you the tools of the pros to master your own recordings or convert old LPs and cassettes to digital music. The units A/V and S-Video ports connect directly to your VCR or analog camcorder to help convert home movies to slick DVDs.
A multitude of analog audio and video inputs, a multi-card flash memory reader, i.LINK (IEEE 1394) and multiple USB ports make file transfer easy and flexible. Integrated 802.11 b/g wireless LAN provides Internet connectivity while limiting cable clutter.
The VA TV-PC will be available later this month for about $2,000 at national retailers, online at SonyStyle.com or at SonyStyle stores (for locations, visit www.sonystyle.com/retail) in select fashion malls around the country. Pre-orders begin online today at www.sony.com/va.