An overview on was announced at the 2003 CEDIA press conference.
Click on “Read More” to see the entire summary of the 2003 CEDIA for Sony Products.SXRD FULL HIGH DEFINITION HOME THEATER PROJECTOR
Sony introduces the ultimate home theater projector for the A/V specialty and custom installation market with 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Sony’s new QUALIA-004 SXRD™ projector is the first product introduced in the U.S. as part of Sony’s QUALIA concept. Using the innovative SXRD panels for full high definition, high resolution images, the projector generates natural color palette and film-like picture quality through advanced features such as pure Xenon lamp, Optical Engine, Cinema Black Pro for enhanced contrast level, Carl Zeiss® lens, 12-bit panel driver and 3D Gamma Correction. The extraordinary picture quality generated by the QUALIA-004 projector is primarily due to its sheer image density, with more than two million pixels contained in three, mere 0.78-inch SXRD panels for over six million total pixels. The new QUALIA-004 will allow consumers to finally experience full high-definition content reproduced the way it was intended to be seen at home.
Model: QUALIA-004 Price*: $25,000 (optional lens additional) Availability: Winter 2003
CINEZA PORTABLE HOME THEATER LCD PROJECTORS
New LCD front projectors bring improved brightness and contrast for great performances to the home.
The new models feature improved brightness and enhanced picture detail for an exceptional viewing experience. The two new Cineza® projectors offer convenient set-up and are ideal for larger screen, consumer home theater entertainment applications. The VPL-HS20 model incorporates advanced features such as three wide XGA LCD panels for 1386 x 788 resolution, up to 1400 ANSI lumens OEP (Optical Engine Power) and the Cinema Black Pro feature. The lower- priced VPL-HS3 model, ideal for watching movies in more informal home entertainment environments, integrates many of the technical advancements of the VPL-HS20 such as the new Cinema Black Pro and features wide VGA LCD panels (858 x 484 resolution). These new models offer the best of both worlds: strong performance and a terrific value.
Model: VPL-HS20 Price*: $3,500 Availability: October 2003
Model: VPL-HS3 Price*: $1,500 Availability: October 2003
LCD WEGA FLATSCREEN TV
Introducing a new 26″ screen size and enhanced picture technologies, Sony’s extended LCD WEGA® television line up gives consumers versatility for any home environment.
The new G2 models incorporate proprietary picture technologies such as Direct Digital II circuitry, Digital Reality Creation® MultiFunction circuitry, CineMotion® reverse 3:2 pulldown circuitry and a LCD panel driver. The G2 series also feature Memory Stick® media slot for JPEG images and MPEG1 video file playback, side A/V input for easy hook up to a PlayStation® videogame console or Handycam® camcorder and come with a new contemporary side speaker design. The new LCD WEGA TVs are ideal for space-conscious consumers seeking high-quality TV performance, without sacrificing style
Model: KLV-26HG2 Price*: $3,300 Availability: Winter 2003
Model: KLV-21SG2 Price*: $1,700 Availability: Winter 2003
ES SERIES DVD RECEIVERS
Sony’s new ES series DVD receivers provide convenient A/V systems management.
The two new ES series DVD receivers function simultaneously as receivers, amplifiers and players – all in one unit. The components incorporate such technical advancements as a newly developed high-powered digital drive amplifier, a multi-channel SA-CD, full multi-channel bass management and Precision Cinema Progressive™ system DVD-video playback. Both models feature exclusive picture technologies such as Pixel-by-Pixel I/P Conversion, a Super Sub Alias Filter, V-Edge Compensation and a 12-bit, 108 MHz D/A converter. The DVD receivers also incorporate a 6-channel amplifier to support the 6.1 channel capability of Dolby Digital® EX, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, dts® ES™ Discrete 6.1 and dts ES Matrix 6.1 surround sound. The new ES DVD Receivers deliver gold standard performance by allowing home theater enthusiasts to manage their A/V components from one box.
Model: AVD-C700ES Price*: $1,000 Availability: Fall 2003
Model: AVD-S500ES Price*: $800 Availability: Fall 2003