Sony Announces Lower-Priced Pearl VPL-VW50 1080p Projector

When we hear the terms "1080p" and "projector" in the same breath, our attention is suddenly riveted. Sony just turned our heads with its announcement of its Pearl VPL-VW50 1080p projector, with two HDMI inputs and the ability to crank out frame rates of 60p, 50p and even 24p. The only thing missing is Sony's up-rezzing technology (it's called Digital Reality Creation, or DRC), so the Pearl's standard definition sources may not look as pristine as its more-expensive older sisters.

As we predicted earlier this month, prices of 1080p projectors continue to plummet, when Sony's VPL-VW100 projector, which originally retailed for way north of $10,000 was seen at a street price of $7250. Back to the present, that might mean the announced price of the Ruby, $6290ish, could go a lot lower in just a few months, maybe even before it ships on October 20. More pics after the jump.

Sony Pearl VPL-VW50 1080p SXRD projector [HD Beat]

Sony Announces Lower-Priced Pearl VPL-VW50 1080p Projector

Sony Announces Lower-Priced Pearl VPL-VW50 1080p Projector

Sony Announces Lower-Priced Pearl VPL-VW50 1080p Projector