Sony’s Next Gem/Projector a Diamond

September 19, 2006

Sony RubyI have to say I kind of like the use of precious gems as internal codenames for the Sony SXRD projectors; it makes it a hell of a lot easier to keep them straight as opposed to model numbers, anyway back to the point. Back in June I mentioned the Sony Pearl and shortly thereafter the German A/V site Media Maier gave us the first indication the Pearl would appear at IFA. Well now Media Maier is reporting on another SXRD front projector from Sony, the Diamond.

Per usual the details are scarce but here’s what they’re reporting so far: 1920×1080 resolution, (but of course) xenon lamp like the Ruby and Qualia as opposed to the pearls UHP lamp, brighter than the Ruby, (possibly indicating the Ruby’s replacement) MSRP estimated in the 8-9k range

This would seem to explain some of the VPL-VW-50’s features that until now had many wondering how the Pearl could come so close to the Ruby’s performance, at half the price. Interesting stuff and if Maier’s report is accurate, this would indicate Sony intends to stay very aggressive in the front projection market. As always we’ll keep you updated on any further details as they become available.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Home Theater Projectors


Comments

  • Gary Pillon

    Could this be the HDMI 1.3, REC 709 color monster for which we’ve been waiting? If this honestly displays 1080P/24 at 120 FPS, I want to go record the sound of Doug Trumbell spinning in his grave. Thirty years from Showscan to living room.

    http://www.twice.com/article/CA6431524.html

  • Gary Pillon

    Could this be the HDMI 1.3, REC 709 color monster for which we’ve been waiting? If this honestly displays 1080P/24 at 120 FPS, I want to go record the sound of Doug Trumbell spinning in his grave. Thirty years from Showscan to living room.

    http://www.twice.com/article/CA6431524.html

  • B.Greenway

    The projector is still unannounced but I can’t see why not.

  • B.Greenway

    The projector is still unannounced but I can’t see why not.

  • David Woodward

    Will it be HDMI 1.3?

  • David Woodward

    Will it be HDMI 1.3?