Ultra-High Brightness Models for Sony’s XGA 3LCD Range

Sony adds what they call “ultra-high brightness” projectors to their XGA 3LCD range, designed for fixed installation applications such as boardrooms, show rooms, auditoriums and concert halls. The XGA resolution VPL-FX500L model delivers a 7000 lumen spec, the VPL-FX30 provides 4200 ANSI lumens (also XGA) and both are equipped with 1.6x standard zoom lens. The […]

Ultra-High Brightness Models for Sony’s XGA 3LCD Range

Sony Showcases New DS Displays

Sony Professional brought a new range of BRAVIA digital displays to Screen Media Expo. Research and says that by 2012, 60 percent of the digital signage market will be covered by consumer TV products. In response to the proliferation of televisions used in the digital signage market, Sony Professional has created a Bravia range with […]

Sony Showcases New DS Displays

Sony Showcases New Signage Range for ProAV Market

Sony Professional brought a new range of BRAVIA digital displays to Screen Media Expo. Research and says that by 2012, 60 percent of the digital signage market will be covered by consumer TV products. In response to the proliferation of televisions used in the digital signage market, Sony Professional has created a Bravia range with […]

Sony Showcases New Signage Range for ProAV Market

Sony, Toshiba, Samsung and Nokia Launch New HD Standard for Portable Devices

Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Image, Sony Corporation and Toshiba Corporation last week formed MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Consortium to develop a new mobile audio/video interface standard for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable consumer electronics (CE) devices to high-definition televisions (HDTVs) and displays.  The MHL standard features a single cable with a low […]

Sony, Toshiba, Samsung and Nokia Launch New HD Standard for Portable Devices

Sony’s Latest 40″ LCD Touts Low Power Consumption

Dubbed the FWDS42E1, Sony’s newest 42” LCD panel is a native 1920×1080 resolution display that’s designed for 24/7/365 operation in both portrait and landscape mounting configurations.  At a list price of $1950, it claims to be one of the lowest power consumption LCDs on the market at 98 watts typical (hmmm…) operation and 0.5-watts in […]

Sony’s Latest 40″ LCD Touts Low Power Consumption

Sony Releases Blu-ray Remote for the iPhone – It’s an App

Designed by Sonoran, Sony’s Blu-ray disc player iPhone App is designed for all current and future generation Blu-ray players from Sony (including the PS3). It’s a typical touch screen as it has both a fully-functional (translation: way, way too many buttons) remote OR you can use it multi-touch and swipe style like the iPhone or […]

Sony Releases Blu-ray Remote for the iPhone – It’s an App

Sony Goes After HD-Conferencing Market, Again

Sony’s latest foray into HD conferencing is in the form of the PCS-XG55: a 720p/60 fps resolution HD portable conferencing system that includes a codec, camera, mic and remote. Sony says the PCS-XG55 system also offers more collaboration tools than its predecessor, with H.239 dual stream capability. As a result, both video and presentation data […]

Sony Goes After HD-Conferencing Market, Again

News from Da-Lite, Pacific Media Associates, Shure…

Da-Lite Screen Company has promoted Matt Tevan to the position of Vice President of European Corporate Operations. Teevan was previously Managing Director of Procolor and Vice President of International Sales… Waveguide Consulting is opening a Los Angeles office and appointing David Gales as director of California operations. Gales was previously a founder and principal at Vantage Technology Consulting Group… Pacific Media Associates has released […]

News from Da-Lite, Pacific Media Associates, Shure…

Sony Chalks Fiscal 2008 Up as Learning Experience in Economy

Last week, Sony announced a $1 billion loss for their year ending March 31.  And, they see the trend continuing with an expected $1 – $1.25 billion loss in 2010.  Sony’s never had two years in a row with losses and, in fact, 2008 marked their first down year since the ‘90s.  Although Sony’s PlayStation […]

Sony Chalks Fiscal 2008 Up as Learning Experience in Economy

Sony Hires Banks to Sell Bonds

Bloomberg is reporting that SONY Corporation has hired four banks to sell about $1 billion worth of bonds to help it refinance its current debt.  According to the Bloomberg source, Sony will sell three, five and 10-year notes and the money they raise will be used to help them run “daily operations.”  Bloomberg says that […]

Sony Hires Banks to Sell Bonds

Sony’s VPL-VW70 Ships

Sony’s new flagship home theater projector (since there are rumors everywhere that they’re about to dump the overpriced VW200) is shipping, the VPL-VW70.  Like its predecessors, the VW70 has two HDMI ports, a component video port and a few other useless ports for stuff no one uses any more in a home theater, but one […]

Sony’s VPL-VW70 Ships

Sony Has Worst Year Since 1995 — But Puts On Killer Virtual Trade Show

Last week, Sony put on their first “virtual tradeshow,” for professional broadcast equipment, and we thought it was one of the coolest marketing tools we’ve ever seen.  It was, literally, as good as being on a trade show floor — if you go to shows to see new products, learn about the technical features, and […]

New Blu-ray From Sony Priced at $400

Sony is shipping its new Blu-ray player and finally, the price is coming within reach of more consumers. The BDP-S350 is priced around $400 and is now available across the country at Sony Style retail outlets, sonystyle.com and other authorized Sony retailers. The BDP-S350 supports BonusView (picture-in-picture), which is featured on select new Blu-ray Disc […]

Heavyweights to Hammer out Standard for Wireless Multi-Room Media Delivery

AMIMON, Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony banded together to form a special interest group to develop a new industry standard for multi-room audio, video and control using Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) technology. They even say they’ll have it done by year’s end. The consortium points to the WHDI video-modem‘s ability to operate in […]

Sony OLED to Ship by Year End: Reuters

While no official announcement was yet made in the U.S., Reuters is reporting that Sony announced in Tokyo that the company will be selling the ultra-thin OLED displays by the end of this year. According to Reuters, the OLED display was the most popular attraction at a recent event. “At a display forum in Tokyo, […]

Sony Shows 18,000-Lumen SXRD Projector at ShowEast

Sony’s new 18,000-lumen, 4K Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) digital cinema projector was shown at ShowEast. The SRX-R220, which ships in early 2007, is capable of displaying 2K and 4K content on screens 55 feet or larger according to the company. The projector was designed to be compliant with the Digital Cinema Initiative specifications for […]

Conferencing Demo Features Mayo Clinic Docs, Execs From InfoComm, PolyVision, Sony

While a lot of technology is shown at InfoComm, it’s a rare opportunity to actually see it in action. That’s why the conference at the PolyVision booth was so special. Not only did we hear how AV technology is used in medicine, we heard, and saw, the live discussion on a PolyVision Thunder and Sony […]

IPELA: Sony’s New HD IP Video Communications System

Sony introduced the IPELA, a high-definition IP-based video communications system at InfoComm. Sony says it’s specifically designed for broadcast and content creation applications. The PCS-HG90 codec, combined with the PCSA-CHG90 pan-tilt-zoom camera, can transfer HD-resolution video and stereo audio over an IP network during on-air news interviews or in fixed camera applications like weather or […]