Sony Translation: We are surprised by the JVC. We need to pretend that we have a competing product Real Soon Now. Our engineers are waiting to take a JVC apart to find out what we need to do.
I bet Sony has had a new SXRD panel in the wings for some time now. I
attended a SID Chapter meeting at Sony San Diego about a year and a half
ago and was told by a Sony Physicist that they were already working on the next
gen SXRD panel at that time. I bet they have been holding out milking the
.61 in. SXRD panel and now JVC has forced them to cut loose with the new panel...
Emeralds are more valueable than rubies, (go to Tiffany.com if you don't believe me) so this could be very interesting. I think we are looking at the VW150 or VW200 here. Sony's response to the HD1, lets just hope they improve the ANSI contrast.
Or... It could just be shaped octagonally
I'm a saphire man myself or a nice garnet - oh wait, we aren't in a jewelry forum here - take off those skirts!
Actually, I love progress and fully expected Sony to be working on a new PJ to replace the Ruby. Unlike many here, I'm buying my FIRST PJ in March and that will be the RS1 unless something is available by then that bests it. (Very unlikely) For me the decision is easy this time - no PJ and wait or RS1 today. That's a pretty easy decision! Now when it comes time to upgrade...THAT'S when it gets tougher...
Diamond was probably something that was goint to replace the Ruby but the design aged and was scrapped. Still it would make sense for Sony to come out with a projector above Pearl although with new specifications compared to the earlier rumored Diamond. In a week we will know if there is anything new sxrd style on the horizon.
Another truly idiotic thread. Sony will introduce a new SXRD projector at Cedia.
BTW. There is no such thing as a cheap "LED" projector. There will be a cheap "LCD" projector shown behind closed doors to replace the current 60. The Sony dealer show is the end of Feb in Las vegas. It also is not a FP launch show. DATS CEDIA.
Who cares about names, give me the specs.
I will say...
3 SXRD panels
2000 lumens with eco. mode.
20.000 CR on/off 40.000 with Iris on
better vp with stretch mode for 2.35. 1 ar
with optional anamorphic lens.
wireless connectivity to pair with next gen. BD player. etc.....