New Sony TVs

Sony unveiled a slew of new TVs at their recent TV unveiling in NYC.

Perhaps the coolest of the bunch is the new XBR5 line of SXRD RPTVs. Availible this fall in both 60-inch (KDS-Z60XBR5, $5k) and 70-inch (KDS-Z60XBR5, $6k) versions, they look like LCD flat panels. In fact, the only way to tell that they aren’t is to view them from the side. Unlike Hitachi’s short-lived try at this trick, even side views aren’t a dead give-away. They look to be around 10 inches deep. The stand holding up the display in the pictures below is just that, an optional stand, not a part of the TV.

Also new is the inclusion of 120 Hz MotionFlow to the SXRD line (both XBR and A3000). This works the same as it does in LCD flat panels. There are different settings, which adjust the severity of the frame interpolation. Also available is two different levels of black frame insertion, which, like the frame interpolation, will reduce motion blur and perhaps increase apparent black level.

The lower model A3000 series has removable and interchangeable bezels so you can match your RPTV with your dcor.

You can read the full press release here.

Not just RPTVs were on display. Also shown were a bunch of new LCDs. Mostly they’re updates from the previous line.

You can read the press release on the LCDs here.

And because it was pretty, here are two views from the roof of the building where they held the show.

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Matt's picture

How did the quality compare to the LCoS displays?

Geoffrey Morrison's picture

The quality of what? You mean the new SXRDs to the current ones? There was less motion blur, but past that I can't say. The room was too well lit.

Darryl's picture

Why is it so hard to get someone to conduct a comparison review on the new Samsung LED DLP televisions?

Geoffrey Morrison's picture

Because Samsung hasn't given any out for review. From what I've heard, they're not much different from the last gen, which we did review.

John's picture

I doubt you were able to do an on-the-spot test, but do you know if these sets properly deinterlace 1080i and can pick up a 3:2 sequence. I read in the press release that the sets will accept 1080/24, so these sets should be able to add the 3:2 sequence, right?

joe's picture

Hey Geoffrey, i was reading this article you wrote in june ,http://www.hometheatermag.com/gearworks/607gear/ talking about how no 120hz tvs coming out do 24 at 5:5. this contridicts a review soemone made at Ultimate AV of the new Sony XBR4 LCD. He staes that the TV can display 24p content by either interpolation (with motion flow on) or frame doubling (5:5) with motionflow off. now that the new sony TVs are out what can you say about this?

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