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WITH SONY'S MOVE TO ABANDON RP-TV ALL TOGETHER........

by Riverledge / January 24, 2008 11:45 AM PST

DOES LCoS (JVC), DLP, LCD-RP, STILL STAND A CHANCE???

DO YOU BELIEVE IT IS NOW A BATTLE BETWEEN "LCD-FP", PLASMA, or OLED???

SONY'S SXRD models are some of the best HDTVs available.

DOES SONY KNOW SOMETHING THE REST OF US DON'T???

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not really
by legendbyname / January 24, 2008 2:32 PM PST

They make more money on flat panels, and thats the way the market is shifting towards. Even though the SXRD line is probably their best performer.

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Sony
by bevillan / January 24, 2008 11:24 PM PST

Sony figures is they focus more on just a couple TV technologies they can reduce costs and maximize profits. Their SXRD line is their best offering for the price and quality, but they think everyone wants flat panels these days so they want to just focus on those.

It sucks for the informed consumer, but I guess now I can pretty much assure my next HDTV is going to be a Panasonic plasma (unless something better comes out)

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Despite a strong showing in TV sales, financial reports
by NM_Bill / January 24, 2008 11:41 PM PST

said Sony lost like $50 million last year selling TVs. Their pride led them to make sure SXRDs were good performers even though each of those units were sold at a loss.

Yep, consolidation as reports are that profit margins are relatively high when LCD production is running flat out. Then, relieved of money losers, there is more funding room available for promising OLED production.

Kind a shame they couldn't have sold all the RPTV production facilities to someone else to operate.

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I've been researching projectors a bit lately
by jostenmeat / January 25, 2008 2:27 AM PST

and I can tell you without any doubt that LCOS and DLP are going very strong for the most insane of HT enthusiasts. These two technologies probably represent the pinnacle of the in-home HT experience. Both are at their best when employing the 3-chip versions.

If they work for the best in-home HT's of the world, why wouldn't they keep the tech for RP's? Well, its already been answered in this thread.

WAF + Profits.

Too bad, j.

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