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New Sony HDMI Equipped LCDs (+ Plasma)

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by boab_is, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. boab_is

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    I couldnt see any other posts on this topic, apologies if it is a repeat.

    A little birdie (New Sony Brochure) has got me the info regarding the new Sony LCD models.

    Some highlights:

    KDL26V1 - 26" 16:9 LCD, Freeview, 1366x768, Wega Engine, HDMI, Component, Scart

    KDL30S1 - 30" 16:9 LCD, same spec as above.

    KDL32V1 - 32" 16:9 LCD, same spec as above + Virtual Prologic II

    KDL40V1 - 40" 16:9 LCD, same spec as above

    KDL40X1 - 40" 16:9 LCD, same spec as above + S-master 3D Speaker System with 100W Subwoofer :confused:

    KDE42V1 - 42" 16:9 Plasma, same spec as above (without S-master 3D)

    KDE50X1 - 50" 16:9 Plasma, same spec as above

    the current models seem to be surviving alongside these, so expect some premium price differentiation between the two ranges.

    Hurrah for Manufacturers embracing HD as a format :clap:

    I notice, in another post, philips are moving down a similar path
     
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    Given the number of replies, I must have misjudged the level of interest in Sony consumer electronics.

    I bid you good day
     
  3. MegaTum

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    I've been watching this thread waiting for more details and I'm quite surprised no one has added anything either, especially as Sony sets have been slated for their poor connectivity.

    I suppose the lack of response is more down the fact that there appears to be no information available anywhere on these new products - not even a press release from Sony!

    Cannot find the new brochure anywhere - can you post the piccies of the new ranges?
     
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    26, 30, 32, 40, 42 and 50 inch, all 16:9 and 1366x768 sounds a little suspect to me???

    theres gonna be some 15:9's in there surley
     
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    Exactly the same thought! Where is this information?
     
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    Well out of the current generation I liked Sony's 32" offering the best in terms of both picture quality and case design, so I'm keeoing my eyes peeled for the new range.

    It looks like we're going to be spoilt for choice this year.
     
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    And prices?
     
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    A search on google listed the KDL40X1 on cheapelectricals.co.uk. Their website is very confusing as it had 4 listed with no descriptions. prices went from £2.5k to £3.3k
     
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    that cheapelectricals does seem to advertise a lot of stuff that aint available yet...
     
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    My local Powerhouse store has labelled the current Sony KLV-26HG2 model as a 'discontinued line', so if that's the case at least the KDL26V1 should be available soon. (That's the one I'm particularly waiting for.)
     
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    Sorry to disappoint, but Sony released some new models at the turn of the year including the KLV-27HR3 which I assume replaced the 26HG2. Sony's publicity blurb at the time talked about sets that meet customer demand. Probably for this reason they attempted to cut the price by dropping the Wega engine which was in the HG2 and kept a 15:9 screen with the usual lack of HD connections. The set was a bit of a non-starter for me. There were two other bigger screen size models launched at the same time. If Sony are planning to replace all of these so soon I suspect they will have some stock to shift first.
     
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    New arrivals announced on Sonys press centre site here with mentions of HDMI.
     
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    Overview Of Press Releases

    S-Series - 19", 23", 26" and 32" with PC input. HDMI on 26" and 32". No mention of WEGA processing. Available summer 2005.

    V-Series - 26", 32" and 40". HDMI and WEGA processing. HDTV support for 1080i and 720p. Available summer 2005.

    W-Series - 40" HDMI with WEGA processing. Floating design. Available summer 2005.

    Qualia 005 - 46" HDMI with WEGA processing. Full HD at 1920 x 1080. LED backlighting. No release date mentioned.

    Other announcements on new DVD ranges - these may well have HDMI as well but I can't spend all afternoon on the web checking otherwise my boss has a go!!!
     
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    The reason for the lack of interest is that all the serious LCD buyers on this forum are buying the Sonix, given the number of hits on that particular thread. Good old British Public eh?
     
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    My confusion about the WEGA issue has now been settled. There is also a lack of information about 23-inch screens.

    I have just received the KLV-23HR3 which is listed by some sellers as WEGA and others as not (including SONY's own website?). It is WEGA (as are presumably the other HR3 displays) and the picture quality is top notch compared to others I have seen even when properly set up. The value (600-700) seems very good despite the not brilliant connections, and in terms of looks it can't be beaten. Fantastic! :)
     
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    Don't really get the gap between 32 inch and 40-42 inch tele's, i personally find 37 exactly perfect. 32 is too small, 42 inch looks to big for my room. Really strange they keep dropping this size, it's probably because people either want a huge screen or a normal screen that can be put away easily in the corner.
     
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    do none of these support the PS3 1080p mode?

    g
     
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    The 45" Qualia LED tv has 1080p. They also have a 1080p capable Qualia 70" rear pro using 'SXRD' technology and is supposedly amazing. SXRD is a variabnt of 'LCOS' I believe. Then there's their £25k SXRD projector that's also 1080p.
     

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