Sony 1080p MD RPTVs in Stores Now


The Sony rolled out two new Grand WEGA micro-display rear projection high-definition TVs (HDTVs) for your viewing pleasure. The 70-inch KDS-R70XBR2 and 60-inch KDS-R60XBR2, which use Sony’s three 0.61-inch SXRD chips, support full resolution of 1,920×1,080 and are based on the company’s Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) technology. The two XBR sets round out the complete SXRD line, which were announced earlier this year. The two sets deliver up to contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and response time of 2.5ms. Other features include two HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) inputs with 1080p capability, front HDMI HDV camcorder connection and a PC input. The XBR models feature side speakers, which are removable on the KDS-R70XBR2 model.

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The KDS-R70XBR2 and KDS-R60XBR2 units are available for about US$7,000 and US$4,300, respectively, through Sony’s retail stores. According to the company, Sony’s SXRD RPTVs includes the A200 line, which is available in 50-, 55-, and 60-inch models, with pricing ranged between US$3,500-4,500