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Simple enough: any rumours of a Sony 1080p set (LCD or Plasam)? The Sony Model FAQ on this thread goes up to last year only... Thanx...
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|Originally posted by CraiginNJ|
Search the threads for "Qualia" and read the thread titled "Sony unveils new flat TVs - old news?" for starters.
In short, I get the impression there'll be a couple LCD's in the Spring.
|Originally posted by Shadow Lord|
Thanx for the linkage... The Qualia TV's sound exciting but my understanding was that Qualia was saved for Japan only...
I guess the real question I should be asking is do we need 1080p (or even 1080i)... Yes I understand we need it but how much quality difference would I see in the Sony 45in LCD XBR and the Sharp Aquos 46inch w/ 1080p WITH todays signals?
Anyone care to share their experiences w/ this?
|Originally posted by CraiginNJ|
Where did you get the impression that Qualia's were only for Japan? I can't imagine Sony deciding to not have any 1080 LCD TV on the market within half a year of when their competitors do.
|Originally posted by John Mason|
There are numerous posts from owners of Sony's 1080p Qualia FP (see the digital projector forum). 1080p, which has come to mean being able to display 1920X1080 fully, although only test patterns provide that now, seems valuable for displaying all the gradual improvements in resolvable detail expected for 1080i programming. 1080p setups deinterlace to the progressive format. Also, as I understand it, the Sony Qualia FP can handle 24p (segmented frame) recordings available now on Microsoft-encoded hi-def DVDs, and the 1080p formats possible with other upcoming hi-def DVDs. Also, you'd expect enhanced images from most video sources fed into a wide-bandwidth 1080p displays, providing high-quality upscaling and/or deinterlacing is used and the original signal isn't poor quality. -- John
|Originally posted by Joel|
The new Qualia set will be available in the US in January, or so Sony has announced. Initial distribution will be via their Qualia stores in NY and Las Vegas and by phone. Check out the thread in the RPTV forum; search for the word "bandwagon," the thread is entitled "Sony jumps on the something-something bandwagon," or some such. Price is 10k. All Qualia products are available in the US via these stores or other dealers.
There is a qualia website too but it has no info on this set.
|Originally posted by rogo|
"10K is not too bad if you consider that the 42inch KDL-XBR950 costs the same "
The 42-inch XBR is $8000. The 50-inch is $10,000.
Very good non-XBR plasmas from Sony are $5500 and $7000 respectively.
Not apples to apples.
|Originally posted by orogogus|
Well my couple of cents about the pricing. Comparing the SXRD to the LCD is a bit disingenuous, but at least consistent in terms of MSRP, since I doubt you will get a online dealer of Qualia TVs any time soon. Although, you can find Sony LCD and plasma XBRs online for less than MSRP. Mainly I just wanted to add that anyone that pays MSRP that doesn't have to (because the product is only available from B&Ms) is a fool (especially for a non-Sony product). But I guess if you are in the head-space of paying way too much for an underperforming technology (LCD) and comparing that to paying way too little (IMO) for a vastly superior one (SXRD/LCoS) when both are from the same generally overpriced company, then yeah I guess that's OK. =)
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