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 a 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 was announced earlier this year. The two sets deliver up to a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a 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