1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

new HDMI 32 AND 40" LCDS from sony...

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by ZenmasteR, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. ZenmasteR

    ZenmasteR
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    169
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Slough
    Ratings:
    +6
    just had a peek at the new 2005 product guide , sony have some sleek looking hdmi enabled LCDS coming out, the top of the line 40" will have 3D smaster sound with 100 sub woofer, also digital freeview is standard.
     
  2. jimsan

    jimsan
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,610
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Dumfries, SW Scotland.
    Ratings:
    +9
    Please tell me they haven't blown it again...please tell me they are HDCP compliant!

    Please tell me they cost less than a new car....

    Jimmy
     
  3. andya

    andya
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    manchester
    Ratings:
    +26
    i agree why not for once make them as cheap as the other manufactures and include hdmi and dvi and component and a 3 year warranty,am i dreaming no its just sony over price everything they sell
     
  4. imh

    imh
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    They cost less than a new car! But more than most second hand cars...

    OK, OK, I could be wrong
     
  5. millsey

    millsey
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    but I will guess yet again they will price themselves out of the mainstream market...

    And we have seen what a decent screen at a decent price sells like , with the sharp models and other around that price...
     
  6. ianh64

    ianh64
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    Messages:
    2,233
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    SW London/Surrey borders
    Ratings:
    +63
    HDMI is HDCP compliant by default.
     
  7. Arsenal

    Arsenal
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    232
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +1
    Nice one... any more details, such as specifications or release dates?
     
  8. scrapbook

    scrapbook
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2002
    Messages:
    7,115
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +527
    Any pictures anywhere or am I going to have to walk down to my local sony centre??....my poor little legs!
     
  9. chochoc

    chochoc
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    ZenmasteR : Any sign of a 26" HDMI enabled LCD in there? As thats what I'm hoping for (don't have room for anything larger unfortunatley).
     
  10. jimsan

    jimsan
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,610
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Dumfries, SW Scotland.
    Ratings:
    +9
    Is it?

    HDMI is just a connection system like DVI apart from the fact that it carries Audio. Why should that automatically ensure that it has HDCP capabilities?

    I'm not saying your wrong, but I'm sure HDMI connectivity exists without Copy Protection facilities....

    Jimmy
     
  11. bizarrefish

    bizarrefish
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    57
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Personally I've been waiting for the new Sony's to arrive so a timeline would be great at best..

    Richard
     
  12. ianh64

    ianh64
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    Messages:
    2,233
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    SW London/Surrey borders
    Ratings:
    +63
    HDMI is a standard not just a connection. HDCP is part of that standard. As a result of the standard, it is very different from DVI as it is video orientated rather than PC orientated, hence content protection being an integral part as well as video formats such as YCbCr and longer bit lengths.
     
  13. nebol

    nebol
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
  14. bizarrefish

    bizarrefish
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    57
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I wonder if they'll have got to 1080i native support with this release?
     
  15. Arsenal

    Arsenal
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    232
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +1
    These are most likely just the specs for American models, and bearing in mind that the current Sony LCD's in the US already have HDMI and we don't, it doesn't necessarily mean these models will have it over here either..

    Still awaiting some more information from ZenmasteR.
     
  16. bizarrefish

    bizarrefish
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    57
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am guessing though that since the SKY announcement on HDMI Sony will be introducing that on their European line of products. I've heard from a few shop sources that their next range will be in the UK. I'm expecting a March release and maybe April / May availability in numbers.
     
  17. domtheone

    domtheone
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    13,502
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Ratings:
    +2,278
    I sent Sony an email around a week ago about their failure to put DVI/HDMI connections on their LCD/Plasma range.

    I got a call on my phone an hour ago from someone at Sony UK!!

    Basically he was telling me that the Sky announcement was not definate and that Sony would not shoot itself in the foot by omitting HD connections on their range :)

    I pressed him about the new models, he mentioned 32" and 40" models but would/could not say when they would be arriving. Best he could say was to check the website from time to time as any press releases usaully appear their prety quick..
     
  18. nebol

    nebol
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Aaaargh, this long wait!!!

    I just called Sony (Sweden) and they said that they never know until 1-2 months before new models will be released and he didn't know anything yet. New models usually comes out in the fall but then again he said..."call me again in a month" =)

    I might have to buy a small Sony LCD just to be able to handle not knowing when my 32-37" 1920 x 1080 & HDMI Sony LCD will be released...

    Keep on digging guys ;)
     
  19. Tejstar

    Tejstar
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    22,482
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +990
    Anyone know the native resolution of the screens?
     
  20. jgrg

    jgrg
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Messages:
    547
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Cambridge
    Ratings:
    +33
    Yes, that's right. It is theorietically possible for a company to implement a HDMI connector on their product without HDCP, but nobody is going to do that because they would end up with a lot of very angry customers. The rule is that if it is HDMI on your screen it will work with your HDMI source, but if it is DVI at either end you have to be very careful that the DVI components have the video formats and HDCP compliance you need.

    James
     
  21. jgrg

    jgrg
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Messages:
    547
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Cambridge
    Ratings:
    +33
    Well I think they've shot themselves in the foot with their current range. None of them will be able to carry the new European "HD ready" logo:

    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/shownews.php?id=7396

    And I think the Sky announcement is quite definite:

    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/shownews.php?id=7347

    James
     
  22. Arsenal

    Arsenal
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    232
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +1
    While i agree that the Sony guy was stretching it by saying Sky aren't definitely going to make their HD content HDCP reliant, i will say that Sony's current range were all brought out long in advance of either of your examples being set... its what happens with this next range (and part of that is how soon they can get it out) that determines whether Sony are shooting themselves in the foot.
     

Share This Page

Loading...