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The New Sonys (LCD & SXRD)!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by squibbly, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. squibbly

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    Just spotted a link on avsforum on the new SXRD on a Swedish site. What they failed to mention was the Sony HS60 just above it. Link here: http://www.component.se/forum/index.php?showtopic=3135&st=25&p=34104&#entry34104

    Interesting. Though my Swedish is a bit rough! Looks unofficial to me - any Swedes out there to help us Turnips?

    Anyway that reads as:

    Sony HS60 9,800:1 CR @ 25-30k SEK - that's about £1800-£2200
    Sony SXRD 10,000:1 CR @ 40-45k SEK - that's about £2900 - £3300

    Blimey if that's true it's a big :thumbsup:

    Things are really starting to hot up as CEDIA approaches.

    I think I'd actually stretch to the SXRD if it's sub £3k. Is anyone else out there as excited as me about this? But enough of my ejaculations! :eek:

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    wow things are heating up the sony is normally released after the rest of the pack
     
  3. UrbanT

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    I wish I hadn't looked...my wallets trembling already!
     
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    Don't know how real those specs are, they are still unofficial. But the guy that posted them says he got them from a contact (who's presumably close to Sony???).

    The prices are very preliminary, may go up or down.

    Still some time to wait it seems but looks promising :)
     
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    I really really want to believe that rumour but until it's officially confirmed I would take those specs and prices with a big pinch of salt.

    I believe SXRD panels are only made at 1080P, therefore a reduced cost 1080P Qualia with 10,000:1 contrast for £3000 sounds a bit far fetched to be true. Even the 18K ish Qualia doesn't have contrast specs anywhere near that.

    18K to 3K just isn't going to happen.

    I want to believe it can though.... :D
     
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    But they just released two rear projection tv's 50" and 60" that use
    SXRD for $4000 and $5000. So maybe there's still some hope for a good price.
    :D
     
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    Thanks for shedding some much needed light there, Andersos.

    This is part of the fun of the pre-Cedia build up. You never know what rumours to believe!

    So currently we have a crop of D5 LCD projectors all with contrast ratios of 5000:1 and above, all with incredibly flexible zooms and lens shift, with rumours of no VB and reduced screendoor. We also have the possibility of affordable SXRD (I would have considered £5k affordable for SXRD, but that was yesterday!). There are also rumours that JVC will be announcing something in the LCOS field (and let's face it an affordable LCOS with dynamic iris to boost the CR above 2500:1 would be fantastic - look at the Canon XEED SX50, £2200 in the UK and with only low CR and lack of HDCP stopping it from being a killer).

    My question: What are Texas Instruments doing with DLP? Surely they have to respond? All I've seen so far are 3 chippers coming down to £11k - way above most of our heads. How are they going to respond to affordable (say sub £1300) LCDs that trounce the specs of the single chippers (£3k-£8k) on paper and may have solved everything we slag LCD of for having problems with?

    Are they just keeping quiet until CEDIA, or is there really nothing in the works until next year?

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    Amendment.

    The bloke who spotted the link on the avsforum is saying the price of the SXRD is more likely to be $10,000, which is £5.5k.

    Bugger. :(

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    So, with contrast ratio's that high we are finally in crt territory at long last.

    £2500 for a 160lb monster on the ceiling or £3000 for nice small 1080p shoebox - hmmmm, let me think!!???

    I wouldn't be surprised if the price for the SXRD was around the £3000 mark. I think Sony were quite surprised by the domination of the HS50 and may well look to steal a similar market share by pricing the SXRD at an affordable level. Theres a lot of competition out there and that may well work in our favour for once.
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    It's just that guy's opinion which isn't likely any better informed than the rest of us. :)
     
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    Specs and pricing for the VPL-HS60 seem consistant with the information given in the first post. Gives one hope that the information given in that post is valid.

    Andy
     
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    Well spotted Zag. A direct replacement for the HS50, pricewise. Not out until November, though.

    Lends extra weight to the existence of the SXRD model, doesn't it? I just can't believe that they'd drop so quickly from the £20k Qualia to a £3k machine. Not unless they've decided to go for broke in the mass market and trounce LCD and DLP. The £5k price appear more likely. It even has a Xenon bulb.

    Squibbly
     
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    It would be nice if they can sort 1:1 out via hdmi as well :)
     
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    With the hassles people have had with the HS50 (firmware updates etc), I wonder if it's worth the trouble.
     
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    IMO the 'hassles' were blown way out of proportion. :)
     

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