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    Bravia 70" Rear proj LCD TV Dashboard
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    Last Reply: December 23, 2007, 5:31 pm

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    Author Bravia 70" Rear proj LCD TV
    Stevepst

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    Joined: Aug 25, 2003
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      Posted: 2007-12-18 18:11

    Whatever happened to the new 70 " Bravia HDTV rear proj. that replaced the 70 "XBR SXRD? I'm referring to the $5999.00 and not the $32,000.00 unit. It disappeared from their website. It had said that the TV would be available early in the new year. When I spoke with someone at Sony Style today, I was confronted with a clueless customer service rep. (or should I say service 'counselor?) who was unaware of that model.
    Any help would be appreciated.


       


    claudio
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    Joined: Aug 30, 2001
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    From: Rockville, MD

      Posted: 2007-12-19 01:18


    I think you are referring to the 70" KDS-70XBR2. It was listed as one of the top products of 2007 by UltimateAV Magazine
    The link is below

    http://www.agoraquest.com/article.php?sid=284&mode=nocomments&order=0

    They say

    "Want big screen impact without making the lifestyle sacrifices that front projection requires? Sony's 70" KDS-70XBR2 SXRD set offers a picture with size and strength that you won't see from a flat panel for a long time (and even if you do see it a second mortgage is probably requird to afford it. It features a dynamic iris for stunning blacks and contrast, and more importantly this set delivered outstanding performance and immersive impact across all program material, definitions both standard and high. For those that demand a truly big screen experience, Sony's KDS-70XBR2 makes the emphatic statement that the venerable RPTV might be in its twilight, it's still here right now and better than ever. "

    [ This message was edited by: claudio on 2007-12-19 01:22 ]


         
    jsuboh

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    Joined: Aug 08, 2007
    Posts: 5
    From: California

      Posted: 2007-12-20 21:44

    Hi,

    I believe it is the KDS Z70XBR5 which has disappeared from the web site. Rumors are stating that they dropped it entirely and will be introducing a replacement sometime in 2008. Sad to hear because the specs sounded incredable -120 Hz motionview, 40% slimmer than current models, and floating glass look on a RPTV.


       
    Toli
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    From: Winthrop Harbor, IL USA

      Posted: 2007-12-20 22:24



    KDS-Z70XBR5

    Beautiful!

    Toli



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    NiteHawk

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    Joined: Oct 25, 2001
    Posts: 2638
    From: Poughkeepsie, New York

      Posted: 2007-12-21 08:53

    If the model Stevepst is referring to is a rear projection; forget about it.  Sony is getting out the rear projection business according to this link.       


       
    jehill
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    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
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    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2007-12-21 21:02

    I suspect that the KDSZ70XBR5 was an update of the SXRD based KDS-70XBR2.  Note that I said was.  I seem to recall that we were due to see a larger version of the KDL52XBR5 at the beginning of 2008.  If Sony expects to compete with Samsung, it better have "LED backlighting with 'local dimming'", as does the Samsung LNT5781.  This looks like a huge breakthrough!


       
    sony.xbr

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    Joined: Dec 01, 2002
    Posts: 20
    From: Calgary

      Posted: 2007-12-22 22:04

    If I remember correctly I believe Sony was the first to use LED backlighting
    Qualia 005
    The QUALIA 005 is a LCD flat-panel television equipped with a Triluminos LED backlight system. To compliment this new panel technology, the QUALIA 005 features Sony's exclusive WEGA Engine HD system which can project real texture and true high-resolution quality of a High Definition (HD) signal. Using Sony's proprietary HD-to-HD conversion algorithm, it re-creates HDTV signals to the full HD (1920 x 1080) quality and widens the color gamut to maximize the advantage of Triluminos LED backlight system. Together with a 100W S-Master full digital audio amplifier, the QUALIA 005 offers an incredible video and audio experience

    [ This message was edited by: sony.xbr on 2007-12-22 22:05 ]


       
    Stevepst

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    Joined: Aug 25, 2003
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      Posted: 2007-12-23 17:04

    I checked out the link. Hard to believe they won't have an equivalent replacement for some time. The original Qualia 70" RP LCD was reintroduced (at a greatly reduced price) into the Wega XBR line when Qualia was more or less dropped. Several months ago  they announced that they were discontinuing that model to be replaced by a new Bravia 70" RP LCD. As recently as several weeks ago, that TV was promised for early 2008. I can't imagine that this was scrapped so quickly!
    Thanks for your input,

    Stevepst


       
    jehill
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    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
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    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2007-12-23 17:31

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    On 2007-12-22 22:04, sony.xbr wrote:
    If I remember correctly I believe Sony was the first to use LED backlighting
    Qualia 005
    The QUALIA 005 is a LCD flat-panel television equipped with a Triluminos LED backlight system. To compliment this new panel technology, the QUALIA 005 features Sony's exclusive WEGA Engine HD system which can project real texture and true high-resolution quality of a High Definition (HD) signal. Using Sony's proprietary HD-to-HD conversion algorithm, it re-creates HDTV signals to the full HD (1920 x 1080) quality and widens the color gamut to maximize the advantage of Triluminos LED backlight system. Together with a 100W S-Master full digital audio amplifier, the QUALIA 005 offers an incredible video and audio experience



    Apparently, that model wasn't sold in the US, because there is no info on it at SonyESI, assuming that the complete model number is KDS70Q005 (no luck with 55 or 60 either).  What was the screen size?  The KDS70Q006 was sold in the US.  It used a lamp.  Regardless, the model that you identified used an LED light source to project an image from a set of three ~1 inch square SXRD panels.  This is a far cry from the 57" LED array used in the Samsung LNT5781.



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