Sony US Confirms VPL-HW10 and VPL-VW70 Projectors ($3,500 or $8,000,…

Sony may have teased us with its newest projectors at IFA, but today in the US, the company announced availability and pricing. We guessed $3,000 for the VPL-HW10 » 9/03/08 7:01pm 9/03/08 7:01pm, but we were close but not totally right. The solid 1080p Bravia SXRD (LCOS-based) projector with 30,000:1 dynamic contrast is a "value" play, but it's…

Meridian's Latest 1080p Projector Is One Bad MF10

How much contrast does one man need? Meridian's MF10 1080p projector is said to deliver 30,000:1, and for the low-end-automobile sticker price of $15,000. (Too bad it's not scalable: I'll settle for 10,000:1 for $5,000—or hell, a 30:1 for $15.) This projector doesn't use the more common lower-end engine based on TI's… » 3/14/08 1:00pm 3/14/08 1:00pm

Sony VPL-VW40 Projector Brings Sony 1080p Down to Sub-$3K

Sony's putting some great tech into its 1080p VPL-VW40 projector, but the big story here is the price: One penny under $3000 takes it home. Sony just couldn't sit still while Epson and Panasonic break the $3000 barrier for erstwhile crazy-expensive 1080p projectors, with both competitors already cranking out their… » 12/27/07 9:58am 12/27/07 9:58am

The Trouble With LCD TVs: Motion Blur and the 120Hz Solution

When I first saw LCD TVs in stores and at exhibitions years ago, I was like, WTF? Why would anyone buy these? They were blurry as hell—couldn't everyone see that? Over time, the blur problem has subsided thanks to improved refresh rates of 8ms and less. But motion blur is not only caused by refresh rate, it's a… » 8/16/07 2:00pm 8/16/07 2:00pm

Sony's New 70" SXRD Rear Projection: It's Thin, It's Floaty, It's Smooth



Even though Sony's big push is LCD, the flagship of the show was actually not a flat panel at all, but the 70" rear-projection SXRD model KDS-Z70XBR5. It's a freakin' amazing 40% slimmer than last year's, and though it weighs 200 lbs, you can imaging hanging it on, or very close to, your wall. Best of all, it costs… » 6/06/07 9:05pm 6/06/07 9:05pm

Sony CineAlta 4K SRX-R220: Ultra-HD Cinema-in-a-Box System Could…

Witness the obliterating power and sheer magnificence of the new Sony CineAlta 4K SRX-R220, the projector that can display 8.850.000 pixels of ultra high definition footage in movie theaters, crazy rich people's home theaters and probably be integrated as deathly weaponry in any space battle station. » 4/25/07 6:42am 4/25/07 6:42am