UPDATE: We have confirmed that this means no 70XBR5 70-inch SXRD!! One of our favorite TVs of the 2007 lineup will now just be a fondly remembered one-night stand. We knew the delay sounded suspicious.
A Sony spokesman has stated that Sony will soon be exiting the rear projection TV business as soon as their current inventory is gone. Even though Sony's rear projection TVs were still popular, they will be shifting their resources toward LCDs, which they believe is "what people really want." This news isn't too strange since Sony isn't the first to be dropping rear projection from their lineup; Philips, Toshiba and Hitachi have already done the same. [Twice]