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I wonder when Sony is going to release their 80"

post #1 of 17
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I see they've updated their web site to include to 80". I heard it will be out around the Superbowl -

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...0&Dept=tvvideo

BTW - I checked out the 70"XBR3 - I'd rather have the 70" SXRD - I think it has a better picture.
post #2 of 17
33 large for a pic that can't compete with Panny's nine thousand dollar 65"? Yawn.
post #3 of 17
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I'd agree the 70XBR3 doesn't look as good as the Panasonic 65" plasma. I would however say that the Sony 70" SXRD does look good for a $4,500 vs Panasonic's $9000 plasma - what I'm interested in is the 80" SXRD rumored to be out soon.
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I'd agree the 70XBR3 doesn't look as good as the Panasonic 65" plasma.

How you checked this?
post #5 of 17
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by boe View Post

I'd agree the 70XBR3 doesn't look as good as the Panasonic 65" plasma. I would however say that the Sony 70" SXRD does look good for a $4,500 vs Panasonic's $9000 plasma - what I'm interested in is the 80" SXRD rumored to be out soon.

It would be nice if Sony offered a glass screen version that eliminated most of the SSE the current displays show. I believe the Qualia had glass and it looked great. Of course you need a light controled environment. If I could get 70-80" without SSE, I would jump on it.

Cheers,

Gary
post #7 of 17
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Itigap, what is SSE?
post #8 of 17
It looks like Sony will be telling everyone--"Mine is bigger than yours"!

How will the 1920 X 1080p worshipers feel when they know that the resolution of their display is INFERIOR?
post #9 of 17
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How you checked this?

I checked them out at some high end stores where they actually tweak the boxes and have seperate video feeds. I also went to CES where the Sony rep claimed their 70" XBR3 had been tweaked - frankly I think my 4 year old mits CRT rear projection looked better in some ways although it isn't quite as crisp as the Sony. My 65" mits has much better color than the Sony and doesn't look as pixelated/gritty. Problem is my Mits is only 1080i, sucks for computer connection and doesn't look as sharp compared to 1080p. The Panasonic looked better than the Sony XBR3 but I think the SXRD from Sony looked the as good (but different) although it isn't something you can hang on the wall. The SED looked the best I've seen but the problem is the sample I saw was only about 37" so unless I'm comparing 60" plus to 60" plus, I can't really say what looks better. The larger the image, the more demanding the quality requirements are. Strange thing is Panasonic looks like they are moving backwards in some ways - they were showing off how the coming screens can boot faster but the picture didn't look as good to me. Hopefully that is just a prototype issue.
post #10 of 17
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Itigap, what is SSE?

SSE = Silk Screen Effect

This is the effect of seeing the texture of the screen itself seen as a sheen or haze or fine grain which sometimes sparkles as if you are looking through very sheer silk.

If all you look at is RPTV you may become accustomed to this and not notice it until you see, for instance, a plasma. The plasma will look much clearer.

Cheers,

Gary
post #11 of 17
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Thanks for letting me know
post #12 of 17
Is Sony really coming out with an 80"? If they do what is the chance than any other manufacturers might try it with D'ILA LCoS, DLP, flat panel LCD, or Plasma?

Which technology could implement an 80" set for the least amount of money?
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Is Sony really coming out with an 80"? If they do what is the chance than any other manufacturers might try it with D'ILA LCoS, DLP, flat panel LCD, or Plasma?

Which technology could implement an 80" set for the least amount of money?

I'd think one of the RP types like DLP, LCos, RP LCD. The guts could be the same, just a bigger frame and window.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Artwood View Post

Is Sony really coming out with an 80"? If they do what is the chance than any other manufacturers might try it with D'ILA LCoS, DLP, flat panel LCD, or Plasma?

Which technology could implement an 80" set for the least amount of money?

Projection technology scales the cheapest but both LCD and plasma have displays exceeding 100". I think if you live in a northern climate the plasma pays for itself by eliminating the heating bill.

Cheers,

Gary
post #15 of 17
Ooh...I like it. This means the TV can do 2^n scaling of 4:3 DVD sources. 1152/2 = 576

This also may provide an interesting possibility for overscan compensation. If sony gives a "1:1" pixel option in their inputs, and you fed the display 1080p (192x1080) even though the image is optically blown up so that some of it is cut off, the pixels showing your 1080p image are centered & displayed perfectly.
post #16 of 17
I think it may take 3 or 4 years but 80" plus displays are coming and that is a good thing.

80"+ Flat Panel LCDs or 80"+ plasmas for less than 5K--will that EVER happen?
post #17 of 17
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80" TV's aren't coming fast enough. I was watching a couple of movies while testing out my new HT toys and realized my old 65" mits still has a great picture but isn't nearly big enough for me any more. I can't afford a 100 plus inch flat screen but I'd like to think if Sony made an SXRD XBR 5 80" it would be affordable.
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