What's included in the box
The cinema comes home with the immersive experience of the world's first curved LED HDTV. This all-in-one cinema experience for your home combines a slight curve similar to movie theaters with more brilliant colors than ever before and a powerful angled speaker surround experience for the complete home theater like never before.
A true cinematic experience at home
Surround yourself with a more immersive entertainment experience. The slightly curved screen provides a greater sense of depth to every scene by expanding your field of vision. The curved screen delivers a more natural viewing experience.
Precisely-angled surround sound
The S990's multi-angle speakers provide sound you might expect from a dedicated surround sound system. It's the perfect way to enhance your viewing experience. The 40 watt front facing speakers are angled in multiple directions for superb results. Unique to Sony, S-Force Front Surround technology processes audio signals to create an immersive, finely detailed virtual 5.1 soundstage that pulls you right into the heart of the action.
Moves like real life.
Golf balls roll clearly, with less blurring, as the camera follows them across the green. Footballs retain their detail and move smoothly as the camera pans quickly during a kickoff. Even quick motion seen in action movies appears amazingly realistic as Motionflow XR 480 takes motion clarity beyond refresh rates, which are only measured in Hz, to double the motion effect for lifelike clarity.
Control TV with your smartphone or tablet
Get more from watching television with TV SideView. Control the TV or browse the channel guide with your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS), all without having to minimize what you're watching on the TV. Learn more about the show you're watching right now, like cast and episode details. Search what's available to watch on TV, internet videos and apps like Netflix. Once you find what you want to watch, you can select to view it on the TV. Make TV viewing more social by Tweeting about the show from your mobile device.
More brilliant color than ever before
Unique to Sony, TRILUMINOS Display creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors – just the way you want to see them. Hard-to-reproduce reds and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid, richer and more intense. Faces look better, too, with natural skin tones. It’s all thanks to a new-generation TV technology that makes colors purer and more distinct with a wider color range, giving images a heightened sense of depth.
Not a bad seat in the house
You’ll be hosting the next big game at your house with the S990. The slight curvature of the screen helps viewers sitting at varying angles to see more and have a more comfortable view of the screen than traditional flat screens. Engineered to produce a wider angle of visibility, the S990 has a more consistent image from every viewpoint in the room.
Go beyond cable with built-in Wi-Fi
Wirelessly stream beautiful, HD entertainment straight from the internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and open the door to the endless entertainment of the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. By connecting to the Internet you can access Full HD 1080p entertainment, 3D content and made-for-TV apps like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and more.
Using the same passive 3D technology used in movie theaters, feel the explosive excitement of theater-like 3D. Even the sound profile is enhanced for 3D viewing to provide a more immersive experience. Slip on the latest generation of light, comfortable 3D glasses to enjoy your favorite 3D movies. Four pair of glasses included.
Everything looks better
This is picture quality so lifelike it's like looking through a window. Each scene in everything you watch—HD movies, sports, even YouTube clips and home movies—is presented with unprecedented detail, and astonishing color as Sony's latest-generation X-Reality PRO picture engine cleans and refines images – restoring them to their original beauty with rich colors and high contrast - for our most lifelike picture ever.
The difference is dynamic
It's all about perfecting a natural look. Dynamic Edge LED backlighting with local dimming delivers pitch-black night scenes and illuminates bright scenes. Rather than illuminating the entire screen, contrast is boosted in just the right areas for a more realistic picture.
Your smartphone, now on TV
Movies, music and apps from your smartphone can now be viewed big on your TV. With three ways to connect Android phones and tablets to the S990, Sony is helping you add value to the entertainment you already own.
1. Using a Mobile High Definition Link cable, you can connect your smartphone to the TV to literally “mirror” what’s seen on the smartphone screen. Video, photos and apps are re-sized and scaled to fit the larger TV screen. You can then use the TV remote to navigate the phone, while it’s charging from the TV.
2. Using screen mirroring technology, you can connect phones that are Miracast enabled to the TV.
3. Using One-Touch Mirroring with NFC technology, briefly place your compatible Xperia smartphone to the one-touch remote. You’ll instantly be able to view exactly what is on your smartphone’s screen on the TV6./sup/sup
Life-sized video calls.
It's like they're in the room with you. Skype video calls bring your family and friends closer than ever as they appear as large as life on your big screen. Just connect the easy-to-use Skype camera (sold separately) for a face-to-face look at the caller on the beauty of your Sony HDTV.