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Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at 3:35 pm

Sony’s HD Commercials are Brilliant (even on YouTube)

By Robert Gorell
October 5th, 2007

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Sony’s ads for its Bravia High-Definition LCD televisions are brilliant — in every sense of the word. If you haven’t seen them, I’ll let the videos speak for themselves. And that’s the point. They say everything you need to know without actively selling you anything but color.

Now, consider the dumb irony of Sony’s challenge: They’re trying to sell you a new HDTV through your current TV. If you own a Hi-Def model, you’re already seeing vivid colors. If you’ve got, say, an older, non-HD Sony like I do, the colors won’t be brilliant — and that’s where the other definitions come in.

Take a look…

Bravia — Play-Doh Bunnies

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Bravia — Paint


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Bravia — Bouncing Balls


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Bravo Bravia — The Campaign, Explained


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Oh, and let’s not forget the even dumber irony that isn’t lost on Sony or Fallon, the agency behind the creative: They’re selling you an HDTV through a television commercial that’s being watched on a computer screen.

Absolutely brilliant.

P.S. According to B.L. Ochman the concept for these ads may have been stolen from artists Kozydan.

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Comments (4)

  1. Adobe recently launched a new HD video showcase online. It uses flash to deliver video. I wrote about it on http://www.hdvideoforum.com. In all honesty it’s most probably driven by a desire to show off the latest flash capabilities for the web. The PC requirements just to view it are horrible and not likely even designed to be viewed by the average user.

  2. Yeah, pretty cool to sell hi def tvs through internet video. These commercials are great — good find.

  3. These adverts are great, they are quite unique and enjoyable to watch. the colours are vivid just on my basic computer screen.

  4. yes, these ads are quite cool. anyone from you watched the Indian ads of Sony HD?

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