This year TVs aren’t just getting bigger—they’re also getting wider, thanks to a new line of Vizio LCD sets that feature a 21:9 aspect ratio, rather than the 16:9 screens found on other TVs.

Sony, which was an early adopter of the first-generation Google TV platform, is giving it another go next month when it starts selling the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, which will be priced at $199. The box, which includes the updated version of Google TV we previewed in LG’s new G2-series TVs , will be released in mid-July, although Sony will allow pre-orders of the NSZ-GS7 starting June 25, 2012 at www.sony.com/sonygoogletv.

For the past few years, manufacturers have been adding Internet content and network connectivity to flat-panel TVs.

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) back in January, we had a chance to see some demos of the first of a new breed of higher-resolution TVs that promise even sharper, more detailed images than the best 1080p models can now deliver. As we mentioned in our CES reporting, while new “ultra-definition” TVs with so-called “4K” resolution could hit the market as early as the second half of this year, one key ingredient will be missing: 4K content. But this month, a standards-setting group called the International Telecommunications Union ITU (the same group that defined both the HDTV formats back in the ’90s and more recently, 4G wireless networks) released standards for what it thinks “Ultra High Definition TV” (UHDTV) should look like.

Earlier this week, during Internet Week in New York, we reported on LG’s new Google TVs, which will be available this month. I also had a chance to try the TVs briefly, to see how well they performed and what the Google TV platform added to LG’s already robust Smart TV Internet service. My interest was especially piqued given the dismal reception received by the first generation of Google TV products, which included a few LCD TVs and a Blu-ray player from Sony and the Logitech Revue standalone set-top box

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