Originally Posted by mikeyf
This confirms the news I received today from a buyer who was at the SONY show in Las Vegas.
It's a good news/bad news thing-depending on what you wanted. These are rear projection by the way. You can take this info to the bank.......
The SXRD XBR's have HDMI 1.3 and 120hz-very nice refresh rate!
They have a whole new cabinet design and they are slim....12" to be exact. I was told that unless you were standing next to the set "you'd think it was a plasma".
They apparently have a "glass-like" frame similar to the SONY XBR3 LCD's. He said the TV and the picture quality are really beautiful. He saw some PS3 on the set and some Blu-Ray and I can tell you he had a great deal of enthusiasm in his voice. He was extremely impressed with the picture quality. It hits the stores in October.
Now the bad news, for me anyway.....
It comes in only two sizes: 60" and 70". I know some have expressed a desire for larger sizes and some hoped for smaller options. Sixty inches is too big for me. I will sit 9.5 feet away and it will dwarf the long narrow room it would sit in.
So I'll never own one of these sets but I strongly advise those of you who can fit one these things in a room to wait....it will be worth it.
I must say I'm perplexed. I've been throwing my money at SONY's best for 20 years. I'm uncertain why smaller options aren't available for those of us who need them. What's the marketing strategy here? Did they make this decision before or during happy hour?
And what's with the A3000 series only months after the A2020 series is released?
What the hell is the A3000 series going to be anyway? I could settle for one of those but why would I?
So, I'll be looking at PIO's new 1080p plasma this summer....assuming it fits in the house of course.
Again, it's worth waiting for so be patient. You'll get the set during football season and just before the Holiday's.......that's perfect. Oh, and I guess the cheaper Blu ray player is pretty nice as well.
Have a blast!