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New Sony LCDs - when?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by David Mackenzie, Jun 9, 2005.

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  1. David Mackenzie

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    After being well and truly spoiled by the quality of Sony's LCDs, I'm really looking to upgrade my KLV-26HG2 to something with a true 16:9 screen, and an HDMI input.

    Can anyone tell me when Sony's new LCD TVs are due, and whether they will support 1080p or not? (Here's hoping).
     
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    Only heard that new models are due summer 2005...
     
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    me too. i was waiting for the Sonys. The press release talks about the 40" and 50" models having highly detailed resolution but who knows. They would be a bit silly to not having a telly ready that can support the PS3 max res.

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    For what it's worth - just called their UK Support Centre.

    The guy told me August, September as the release date.
    Of course, they will have HDMI connectors.

    I asked if they would support 1080p (and mentioned the PS3 compatibility). He said "I should think so" and went away to check.

    Then, he came back and told me that they WILL support 1080p!!! :D

    Get saving!
     
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    That will be awesome 1080p LCD TV and a PS3 :)
     
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    yeah but which models? the W (40 and 50 inchers) or the V series?

    I can see a 32 incher for the bedroom wall, and a 50 incher for the PS3 / XBOX 360.

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    Hopefully all. The guy said this applied to "The HDTVs" - we can only hope :)
     
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    while it would be nice i dare say he's wrong! - 1080 vertical res lcds at 'normal' screen sizes is too much to hope for at the moment - even though laptops have had 15" screens of that size for the last couple of years.
     
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    omfg that is seriously awesome! ill wait but god what can i expect to pay for a 32", id estimate £1500 min :S
     
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    For a Sony 32"... I'm willing to bet about £1800?

    That's what's on my mind too. I doubt many of the panels will be able to show ALL of the detail from a 1080p source - they'll probably be the usual 768-line ones (perhaps their biggest one will have true 1080 resolution).

    What I think he means is that a direct 1080p feed can be shown and scaled down by the ones of lesser resolution - not that all of the panels will show 1080p in its full detail.
     
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    Having read the above comment, that's exactly how I'd imagine it'll be as well.

    Can't see anytihng less than 37" (i.e 32") having 1920*1080 at the moment.

    Incidentally, with a lot of the 32" panels now using 1366*768, is there another step up from this before the full 1920*1080 (I assume not) or would one expect that 1920*1080 will eventually replace 1366*768 as the norm..
     
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    There's no reason why one shouldn't be able to have a 32" 1920x1080 screen - after all, Apple make a screen that's 30" with a resolution of 2560x1600. But you'd have to sit pretty close to the screen to make it worthwhile. Even with a 45" screen you'd have to sit only about 7 feet away to get the full benefit from it.
     
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    I sit my LCD on my desk and sit fairly close, so I'd notice. It's unrealistic, but a nice thought!
     
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    really do not understand why if they can do more than 1080 in monitors, they can't do it on TV's . It's only a tuners difference away.

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    Looks like my guess was just about right:

    I hope that doesn't mean that the 23 and 26" sets are left with Component only AGAIN? :eek: Surely they wouldn't do that...

    < http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds21698.html >
     
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    I've been browsing around their Japanese site.

    It's seeming like their new LCDs (in Japan at least, fingers crossed for the Western markets too) have this cool menu system which I believe is the same one as is featured on the PSP. It looks like those four TV icons are input sources, and the two icons on the left are for the Memory Stick browser.

    [​IMG]

    "The GUI which actualizes new operativity (graphical * user * interface) you adopt. Category, it indicates the contents in the shield axis in the &#12520;&#12467; axis. If the scroll point, the intended contents were selected with remote control, you saw to be, it changes to the picture directly."

    Fingers crossed!
     
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    hold the press, just found this one....the Sony Qualia


    Sony UK Press Release - Sony Introduces Qualia 005

    I quote "QUALIA 005 also uses the highly regarded WEGA Engine HDTM, an integrated digital high definition system. This system enables the display of digital signals and creates a sharp video signal with less “noise” or signal imperfections. It also makes it possible to display a full HD signal (1920x1080 pixels) and to beautifully render signals."


    Also, found a couple of other links on the where a pricepoint of $10k :eek: has been stated
     
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    Aha, so when they said they'd support 1080p... it was liiiiieees!!! Here's hoping though...

    Well, sounds good either way.
     
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    I had a quick look at a few sites, and they were mentioning $10,000 for the 46" model. One can only hope that the smaller ones are a more reasonable price, without the $ to £ markup...
     
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    The V series doesn't. The Qualia series will (but will also cost a fortune).
     
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    OMG I can only dream!! The whole qualia series from sony is amazing, but very very espensive.
    Check out the offical site :

    http://www.qualia.sony.us/qualia_main.cgi

    They have gone for a naming structure quality 001-030. THe 70inch rear projection TV 1080p looks nice too, but $12k + tax.
     
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    Got a price for the KDL-V32A10 from John Lewis. They have it listed in their system already so the date should be soon (they didn't have anything definite).

    The price from John Lewis will be 1795 pounds. This is good news because it's certainly what I was expecting, and I'll hopefully be able to find that for around the 1500 mark online. Can't wait :)
     
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    This will be 720p and 1080i compactible only right?

    Mmm... Wish I had a date, because I want to buy in July hopefully.

    Any idea on how it looks like?
     
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    Yeah, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i.

    [​IMG]

    Press photo of one of the V series models.
     
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    Will any of Sony's new "HD Ready" TV's feature their floating (gorgeous) glass designs?

    Not that the one above looks bad by any means (certainly better than the hideous looking M1 tv's :devil: ).
     
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    I don't think Floating Glass is being used which is a shame, because I heard that while it looked a bit strange in pictures, it looked gorgeous in real life.

    What did the M1's look like?
     
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