SOURCE: Sony Europe

August 05, 2008 05:39 ET

New BRAVIA Theatre Integrated TV Stand RHT-G500: the Most Stylish and Elegant "Clean Living" Solution for 32 to 40-Inch TVs

WEYBRIDGE, UK--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) -


-- 'Home theatre in a stand' designed for use with 32 to 40-inch BRAVIA™ TVs

-- S-Force PRO Front Surround for superb virtual surround sound without any rear speakers

-- BRAVIA™ Sync for one-button operation of a complete system

-- HDMI connections compatible with the latest HD TV formats

Sony's BRAVIATheatre 'invisible home cinema' products bring all the excitement of great surround sound while keeping the system completely hidden in a TV stand. The new RHT-G500, which fits into the line-up below the existing RHT-G900 and G1500, is designed for use with 32 to 40-inch TVs.

All you see is a sleek-looking TV stand, the perfect partner for BRAVIA™ LCD TVs -- but thanks to advanced signal processing technology, you also hear remarkable sound effects all around you.

Surround-sound from a TV stand

The RHT-G500 uses a 3.1-channel sound system, with centre, left and right speakers and subwoofer built into the TV stand. Using S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, the RHT-G500 creates a soundfield that not only fills the room, but also envelops listeners in breathtaking surround sound effects. This means you enjoy great surround sound without rear speakers or messy wires.

Audio inputs for TV, DVD and Blu-ray Disc™

The RHT-G500 can accept sound from a wide range of sources: the TV, DVD players and satellite/cable/terrestrial digital set-top boxes. It even delivers high-definition sound from a Blu-ray Disc™ player or PLAYSTATION®3, opening up a whole new world of high-definition audio.

BRAVIA™ Sync for one-button operation

BRAVIA™ Sync allows a complete system -- DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ player, BRAVIA™ TV and surround-sound -- to be operated from a single remote control, using control signals carried on the HDMI connections. For example, simply pressing 'play' on the remote will turn on all devices simultaneously and start playing your movie in engrossing surround sound.

HDMI pass-through with 1080p / 24p / x.v.Colour compatibility

To make the connection of a complete system as simple as possible, the RHT-G500 has three HDMI inputs and a monitor output, and these can pass through superb high-definition video from a Blu-ray Disc™ player to one of Sony's latest BRAVIA™ LCD TVs.

DIGITAL MEDIA PORT for all your mobile music

The RHT-G500 also allows you to connect portable players, Bluetooth® devices and even a Wi-Fi network, to enjoy your music through its amplification and speakers. It's all made possible by the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT and its range of modular adapters, while a built-in Portable Audio Enhancer system will also improve the sound quality of tracks stored on these mobile music devices.

Simple, intuitive operation

The RHT-G500 comes complete with a remote control, and has a clear, easy-to-read display on its front panel. It really is home theatre made simple -- and invisible!

The RHT-G500 at a glance

--  A complete home cinema surround sound system built into a TV stand!
--  Designed for use with 32 to 40-inch BRAVIA™ LCD TVs
--  Stylish, smart and innovative: fill your room with surround sound, not
    clutter and cables
--  Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround technology for virtual surround
    sound without any rear speakers
--  Three HDMI inputs, compatible with the latest Full HD picture formats:
    connect all your video
--  Easy to use, thanks to BRAVIA™ Sync for further system integration
--  DIGITAL MEDIA PORT for connectivity with WALKMAN®  and other MP3
    players, mobile phones, Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi devices, with Portable Music
    Enhancer
    

The BRAVA™ Theatre RHT-G500 will be available from Sony Centres, retailers and online at the Sony Style shop -- www.sonystyle-europe.com

Environmental Info

Sony is engaged in a constant review of its manufacturing, operational and business practices to ensure that its products are developed in an environmentally responsible way. This approach can broadly be divided into three areas:

Environmental Information: 3Ps

Product: The RHT-G500 BRAVIA™ Theatre surround sound TV system consumes only 0.3W in Standby mode. The full digital amplifier S-Master from Sony can achieve over 85% power efficiency.

Process: Halogenated materials may pose a risk to the environment if disposed of improperly. To minimize this risk for the RHT-G500, the flame retardants of all cover/housing parts and the printed circuit boards are halogen-free.

Planet: Sony is determined to lead the way as a responsible manufacturer, and as a result we are focussing on three key areas of investment:

1. Reducing CO2 gas emissions
2. Increasing the percentage of renewable energy used in manufacturing
   facilities
3. Minimising the resources used by our factories in manufacturing

"Sony", "BRAVIA" and "WALKMAN" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Sony:

Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands. Sony recorded consolidated global annual sales of EUR 55.83 billion (yen 8,296 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, based on an average market exchange rate for the same period of yen 148.6 to the EUR. It employs approximately 163,000 people worldwide.

In Europe, the Sony Group recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 13.71 billion (yen 2,038 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Sony Europe, headquartered at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, is responsible for the company's European electronics business and registered consolidated sales of EUR 9.12 billion for the same period.

For more information on Sony Europe, please visit http://www.sony-europe.com and http://www.sony-europe.com/presscenter.

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