SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

September 18, 2009 04:00 ET

Christmas Gift Ideas Solved by Sony With Top Entertainment for All the Family

Prepare for a Stress-Free Christmas With the Ultimate Entertainment Gift Guide

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) - Christmas gift shopping doesn't have to be a last minute rush to find the perfect present for your loved ones. With Sony's range of gift ideas, you can leave your stress behind and find the ideal present for your friends and family. From photo buffs to film fans, Sony has something for everyone for an entertainment-packed Christmas, whatever your budget.

Entertainment for all the family

The BRAVIATM S5500 is the perfect entry level television, with a stylish piano black/matt textured finish and generous connectivity options for all your family's needs. Complemented by the 5.1 channel home cinema system HT-SS360 and BDP-S360 Blu-ray player, your high definition viewing will become an unforgettable home cinema experience. For home entertainment with style and substance, the BRAVIA V5500 offers amazing picture quality and subtle mirror accents that blend seamlessly with your room. If you can't bear to miss out on all the action, the chic VAIO W Series mini notebook lets you catch up with friends online from the comfort of your sofa. It comes in three dazzling colours -- sugar white, berry pink and cocoa brown.

With the stylish BRAVIA W5500 at the centre of your living room, all you have to worry about is choosing which Christmas movie to watch. Take a step up to breathtaking Full HD pictures and super-smart features, including Motionflow 100Hz and Image Blur Reduction technology which produces sharper, smoother images with fast-moving live action. For the complete movie experience at home, the BDP-S760 Blu-ray player with the 5.1 channel HT-IS100 home cinema system adds a touch of elegance to your room, with sophisticated features as well. The golf-ball sized speakers of the HT-IS100 and smooth lines of the BDP-S760 blend effortlessly into your home for a perfect picture, both on and off-screen.

For the ultimate home cinema experience without the cable clutter, the elegant RHT-G550 offers 3.1 channel home cinema surround sound, concealed in a stylish TV stand. It has plenty of space for the feature packed BDP-S560 Blu-ray player, with cutting edge technology including an HD Reality Enhancer, which smoothes image tone and reduces picture noise to create a highly realistic display. Capture family moments with ease this Christmas on the Handycam CX105, with HD quality recording directly onto memory stick, and Face Detection and Smile Shutter features to capture superior images of faces.

Great value gift ideas for every member of the family

The beautifully styled Cyber-shotTM WX1 is the perfect present for budding photographers, blending the finest Sony optical, imaging and processing technologies into a compact package. For capturing spontaneous moments on camera, the Party-shot™ IPT-DS1 is the ultimate accessory. Once the WX1 is docked on its base, it will automatically take beautiful pictures without any intervention, capturing those unexpected moments when you least expect it.

Music fans will love the fashionable stylings of the Walkman S540 series, with built-in stereo speakers that allow music and video to be easily shared with friends and family. At just 10.2mm thin, the compact Walkman delivers powerful sound with solid bass through the Digital Linear Phase Speaker System, and comes in a choice of four contemporary colours (Black, Pink, Violet and Red). With the handy supplied stand accessory, videos can be enjoyed 'hands-free' in landscape format, complete with a rich soundtrack from the built-in speakers.

The slim, lightweight Reader Touch Edition™ is the ultimate stocking filler for those who want to escape to a good eBook at their own convenience. With space for around 350 eBooks and a 6" E Ink® Vizplex™ paper-like screen for a real reading experience, you'll never have bought a gift you want to keep so much. For a stylish present with impressive technology credentials, the VAIO P ultra portable PC will take 'gift-envy' to new levels. With its chic design, portability and 8" high resolution screen, it's the perfect companion for those on the move.

Spark the imagination -- gift ideas for the creative mind

Taking images to impressive new heights, the VAIO FW Series notebook PC is the ultimate entertainment package this Christmas. The Blu-ray model is a fully equipped all-round entertainment notebook combining elegant styling with fast multimedia performance. It features a revolutionary 16.4" real wide full HD X-black LCD designed into a compact magnesium alloy body.

For audio that speaks in style as well as volume, the sleek NAS-Z200iR music system is the complete package. The multi-purpose compact system offers a docking station for an iPod®, and is DLNA Certified™ with Wi-Fi® which allows easy wireless data transfer between devices with this industry certification. You can access the music library that's on your PC and play your tracks back on the Z200iR. The intuitive remote control's large 3.5" LCD display allows you to sit back and relax for an uninterrupted music listening experience.

Photography enthusiasts will delight in capturing family moments in beautiful detail this Christmas on the DSLR-A500. Packed with powerful features and advanced Sony technology, it combines the spontaneity and freedom of Live View shooting with superb image quality, for capturing those unmissable moments in outstanding detail.

All of the products featured in this release will be available to purchase at www.sonystyle-europe.com.

About Sony:

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD High Definition (HD) television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and HD professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM™ HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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