Sony Unveils New TV Products, Including Kiddie Remote
Sony is back on the kiddie track with its kid-friendly remote control RM-KZ1. It features a splash proof casing, kid-proof battery compartment, and a volume limiter so little fingers can't turn up the cartoons to earsplitting levels. Not since the 1980s with My First Sony Walkman has the company introduced a line of electronics designed for kids. Available at Target stores nationwide for $20.
In related news, Sony also announced Sony Movie Channel from its Sony Pictures division. The channel is available through most cable and satellite providers and includes scheduled selections from 3,500 Sony Pictures films.
Beginning this week, DISH Network is offering one month of the premium channel for free. Note: Sony offers selected titles at specified times during a given day and month. For example, "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland" premieres on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m.
Sony also released its Internet TV, the first television powered by Google TV that begins shipping tomorrow. The lowest priced model at $600 is a 60Hz LCD, while its larger counterparts feature energy-saving edge-lit LED displays along with the substandard 60Hz refresh rate.
LED units range in size and price from 32-inches at $800 to 40-inches at $1,000, and the largest set at 46-inches is priced at $1400. Each comes with a 100-button full QWERTY keyboard remote that may make you yearn for the kiddie remote.