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What's next from Sony....

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by theritz, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. theritz

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    Given that the HS10 has the same resolution as the 12HT, I had wondered what Sony would do next year to bring a new flagship model to market. This Press release gives a good idea, seems like Sony's answer to DLP - they mustn't fancy TI too much. 1920x1080 - looks like they're aiming for native HD definition and with advertised 3000:1 contrast.

    Now THATS an upgrade path !!


    Sean G.
     
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    Sean

    Wow! Looks like one for my short list to replace my AE100 in about 4 years :) I bet its going to be over 5K though, so out of my reach :(
    3000:1 contrast, no FLD filter here then??????

    One for Kramer to test for us Sean :) :D
     
  3. theritz

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    stevenr,

    thanks for heads-up.


    Tim,

    Oh yes, that'll be one to get the Tipperary Tester in the groove, I can just imagine the hyperbole now........


    " :lesson: Forget the HS10........my 20HT - 1200 lumens, 1500: contrast ratio, running in 1920x1080 native resolution from my Radeon 12000 512mb is the LAST WORD :clap:

    It makes the HS10 look like a 14" telly !!:laugh:

    Blacks are. like, TOTALLY BLACK !!!!:smashin:

    Colours are so real they're like in Willy Wonka !! You can TASTE them !!!!:zonked:


    Here's the BEST NEWS::::::::::*^*^*^*^*^*^:::::::::::::::::


    IT'S silent silent silent silent .....


    Did I mention that its silent ?????????:laugh: :laugh:

    Sean, Tim When are you going to join the Real World ?????:rotfl: :rotfl: "




    Or something similiar...........................


    Go in Peace,


    The Ritz, S. J.
     
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    Could be what most lightbulb owners have been waiting for. If it delivers everything it promises it could give CRT a bloody good run for it's money, provided pricing isn't daft. They plan to use it in FP and RP devices, looks like my KL50W2 and VW11HT are gonna have to go. :)
     
  5. Timh

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    I better start saving then :)

    Sean,

    Your mad ;) :D
     
  6. theritz

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    Tim,

    No, Kramer's Mad, I'm just from the same part of the world (we grew up in towns about 20 miles apart !)


    Actually, re-reading it, my imitation of his posting style ain't bad - he'l probably go spare !!!! Now, if I could only get my hands on his password, Oh no....... two Kramers on the Board !!!!!:eek:


    All the best,


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    Sony have never been one to license technology when they can invent proprietary versions of their own.

    This looks pretty sweet though. Those are big improvements over LCD, and would probably kick DLPs arse, or at least get TI to pull its finger out.

    at 0.78" they probably aren't much more expensive to produce than current HS10 size panels.

    All we need now is HD to drive it.......
     
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    Yip, HD is the next big thing..... but I can see it taking ages to get agreement on a European roll-out - also with the entertainment/sports industries in a bit of a slump - esp sports - finding the necessary investment for equipment and getting manufacturers to agree to new product introduction will probably delay things. Kramer posted some screenshots of HD stuff that he got off the net and swears its beyond compare. that level of pixel detail (1920x1080) would make screendoor a non issue and the mentioned contrast ratio would put it in the CRT league.

    Mmmmmmmmmm....... luverly !!



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  9. Kramer

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    :rotfl:

    Nice one Sean :smashin:

    Mind if I plajorise that for my next review :D

    Nice link - something to think about (& lust after!). Cath asked what next when I upgraded from my AE100 & I said "no Cath - this is it. HS10 won't be going anywhere for quite a while".

    Good thing is that I can now start "berating" my HS10 for the next 12/18 months - prepare her for the inevitable "think I'll sell this one & ..............."

    BTW, any links to that 512mb Radeon 12000??? Gonna get me one of them & watercool it.

    Anyone for the last few choc ices now???

    :rotfl:
     
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    & you haven't even met him :eek:

    Watched One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest over the weekend - don't know which characters best describe me & Sean.

    James P. McKramer & The Chief theritz perhaps.

    :rotfl:
     
  11. theritz

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    Kramer,


    Boy, am I ever glad to see you back !!!!


    Seriously, that yoke from Sony could be the bee's knees....


    Chat later ?


    Sean G.
     
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    Hi Sean ;)

    Yep - in all evening/night.

    PM on way to you.

    Where did you see that Radeon 12000 :smashin:
     
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    Krame/Sean


    I would guess the Kramer would be Randle and Sean would be The Chief Warren ;) :D

    Now who would Nurse Mildred (Kai Winn) be ???????
    :D :hiya:

    Better not tell the mrs about this new PJ :rolleyes:
    And there's me still on 32mb :(
     
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    Hi,

    As far as I can see, SXRD is just Sony's 'take' on LCOS. In the next year or so a number of manufacturers (e.g. JVC and Philips) will be introducing this type of display. It was reported in the mags that Philips will have a LCOS display out later in the year.

    Sony also has a license for GLV (Grating Light Valve) which, if it works out in practice will be able to do 'blacks' better than all of the other panel displays and may take on CRT.

    Brian
     
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    Hi,

    I thought that JVC D-ILA projectors were expensive because they were directed at a particular section of the market where 3 D-ILA (expensive) panels were required. Also, JVC didn't launch their rear projection lcos system, and I wondered if they had some problems with panel manufacture.

    Sorry, I don't have a url for the details of the Philips products...... you might want to look at some of the older news items on this (HCC) site.

    Brian.
     

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