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CES 2008 Coverage

Bosco    -   January 6, 2008
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Well of course, this year at the Sony press conference the buzz was all about HD content and mobility. With all the big announcements being made, the conference was pretty crowded. (the other half of the room was just as crowded & you can't even see the people behind us)

Without further ado, here are some of the upcoming products you can expect from Sony:

XEL-1 11" OLED Digital TV

   

In my opinion, this was probably the most impressive product on display at the Sony booth (besides the 27" version of course)

Specs:

  • Incredibly Slim 3mm panel (@ the thinnest part)
  • Over 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (no that's not a typo)
  • Amazingly fast response time
  • Exceptional color reproduction (as you can see from the pictures)
  • ATSC/NTSC tuner
  • 2x HDMI input / Memory Stick Photo Viewer
  • 10 bit panel / 960x540 panel resolution

However, unlike some of the products at CES this year, this one is now on sale for a measly $2,499!

Along with the 11" OLED display, Sony also had a prototype 27" version on hand as well:

Yes, that picture is a little blurry, however, the next picture that really captures the image quality of this OLED masterpiece isn't blurry at all:

Specs:

  • Full HD panel (1920x1080)
  • Incredibly slim 10mm panel (at thinnest part)
  • Over 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • High brightness
  • Amazingly fast response time
  • Exceptional color reproduction
  • Super Top Emission

And just in case you were doubting the listed thickness, well here you go:

Here's another impressive product from Sony, the HES-V1000 Home Entertainment Server

Specs:

  • 200 BD/DVD/CD changer with BD burner
  • 500GB HDD (137 hours of video, 40,000 songs or 20,000 digital photos)
  • Full HD 1080p video output
  • Xross Media Bar with AMG Metadeta
  • x-Pict Story HD and x-ScrapBook for Digital Photo
  • Music network server function (DLNA)

 They also had their VAIO Home Theater PC (Model VGX-TP25E/B) on display:

Specs:

  • PC intelligence for your HDTV
  • Blu-Ray Disc ROM drive
  • Dual CableCARD TV tuners for viewing and recording HDTV (record 50 hours of HDTV)
  • Full HD 1080p HDMI output to HDTV
  • Bravia Sync (HDMI CEC)
  • Next-gen Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 CPU

Sony BDU-X10S Blu-Ray Disc BD-ROM Drive:

 

Sony was also displaying their Near Field Wireless Technology

Specs:

  • Point to point wireless protocal
  • Range up to 1.25 inches
  • High throughput - 375 Mbps effective (PHY rate 560 Mbps)
  • "Touch" user action

Maybe the most impressive thing at the Sony booth was this mammoth 80" LCD TV. While an 80" LCD isn't the biggest panel around, the fact that this display can simultaneously display four Full HD 1080p images at the same time. There is no scheduled release for this technology, it's just a prototype at this time.

 




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