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This year, Sony is going all-out with its BRAVIA 4K and Full HD TVs. To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it's giving away free PS4s and integrating a special 'Football' sound mode that recreates the acoustics of Brazil's stadiums. Here's everything you need to know about the new TVs.

3DTV has earned its bad rap, and for good reason. Fast-moving sequences get blurry, the contrast gets soggy depending on the room's brightness, and good luck if you try to watch low-resolution videos. But Sony's new Bravia HX 850 series aims to eliminate all these issues in one fell swoop.

Bought a Bravia TV between July 1, 2007, and December 31, 2008? You might want to check whether it's still safe to use; Sony's issued a safety recall on models sold in Australia in that time period due to fire risk.

Sony’s video on demand service was turned on in Australia Tuesday morning, letting users of connected Bravia TVs, Sony home theatre systems and Blu-ray players stream movies for $5. And to bizarrely prove the point that devices like its new Blu-ray 3D player with Wi-Fi will let even old TVs connect to the internet, Sony went retro.

Sony's TV lineup runs deep - as usual. Twenty-seven new sets! But the star is the XBR-HX929, a 3D-capable LCD with local dimming backlights and many internet streaming services. It can even name tunes in movies using gracenote.

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In the early stages of the upcoming IPTV battle, Sony is clearly out in front in Australia. The vast majority of their Bravia TVs have Bravia Internet Video - their IPTV channel - out of the box, and in terms of content, Sony are miles in front of the competition. But if you don't want to have to buy a new TV to experience IPTV, they've also put the feature in their latest range of Blu-ray products.