Live from CES: Sony SRX-R110

Sony's mighty and epic press gathering ended up being mostly a flop. Some of the highlights were the already mentioned E-Reader, some new displays, and a whole bunch of crap about the PSP that we already knew about. A firmware upgrade that includes a browser!? Welcome to three months ago, Sony. No information about the Playstation 3? Thanks for the blue balls. One nice product mentioned was the Sony SRX-R110 digital theatre projector. This thing has been lingering around for a while, but it will really be making an impact in 2006.

The projector runs at a massive 4096 x 2160 resolution, yes that is over 4,000 lines of beautifulness. This projector is using the SXRD technology from Sony, has 10,000 ANSI lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. Currently Mark Cuban of "owning everything in the world" fame has already placed some of these units in some select Landmark Theatres with many more purchases to come for his theatres. The first film that's fully-optimized for the SXRD projector, titled Bubbles, will be out later this month.