Sony QUALIA 005 TV

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Sony today announced the "QUALIA 005," in their WEGA series of LCD TVs, which is the world's first television to use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as a backlight. BUT WHY? According to Sony, this 46" television has the most realistic color reproduction of any set EVER. I'd certainly hope so too, considering it will set you back more than $10,000 USD.


Features on this new set don't stop there, however - Sony managed to cram in their Emotion Engine and Graphics Synthesizer (of PS2 fame) for better image rendering, as well as their "DRC-MFv2" standard-TV-to-HDTV upscaler we reported on just last week. Another bizarro feature inserted in an attempt to justify the 10G pricetag is usage of the "XMB" (Cross Media Bar) GUI, which is currently used on the PSX. I complain about prices a lot, but who am I kidding? I'd get one if I was stinking rich, which I certainly plan to be.

Read - Press Release [SonyJP]

Sony's DRC-MFv2 Upscales Regular TV to HD [Gizmodo]