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Sony goes DVI/HDCP this fall.

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#1 of 10 David Barteaux

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Posted February 20 2002 - 12:42 PM

Sony announces its new fall lineup
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#2 of 10 David Glenn

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Posted February 20 2002 - 01:32 PM

Looks like DVI is one step closer to being the standard. Given, Columbia/Sony Entertainment, you knew they would back DVI HDCP.
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#3 of 10 Adam Nixon

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Posted February 20 2002 - 03:08 PM

If either of those 65-inch sets is an XBR, then they've come down in price -- last year's model listed at $5999! If top of the line is listed at $4700, it'll be a breeze to find discounts. Gotta love the march of progress.Posted Image

UPDATE: Press release is titled "Hi-Scan 1080I Line up." Oh well, I bet they'll still look great.

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Posted February 21 2002 - 02:37 AM

Just a few questions for anyone out there that might have some answers. I am in the process of purchasing my first HD set and was very seriously considering the Sony KDP65XBR2. Now this set has a ieee1394 input connection I believe. How hard would it be to have a converter that would convert the DVI standard that Sony just announced in their new line to the 1394 input. Or should I just wait for another 6 months?
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#5 of 10 Mark McGill

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Posted February 21 2002 - 03:04 AM

New to the board so here is my first two cents worth. I've been flipping between a 65XBR2 and the Mits 65909. I went with the Mits sight unseen. I really liked the sony, however I didn't feel that the upgradeability was there. I don't think the sony has the firewire, only sony's i-link if I remember right. The point of my decision is mute until I get delivery, hopefully this weekend. I also picked up the Denon 2800 dvd and a monster power source.

#6 of 10 WillyK



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Posted February 21 2002 - 03:28 AM

A couple of things I also was considering the Mits 65909, but haven't even seen a price yet. Who did you go thru?
Also I think Sony's iLink is ieee1394, they are just using a different name.

#7 of 10 Ryan Spaight

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Posted February 21 2002 - 04:46 AM

I wonder if there will be any solution offered for those of us with component-only Sony HD sets (or other brands, for that matter) that have just been obsoleted by this late addition to the requirements for viewing HDTV...


#8 of 10 Mark McGill

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Posted February 21 2002 - 05:54 AM

WillyK: I went through Good-Guys. Up here in WA they had a no sales tax deal and free two year financing. I figured why use my own money. I did pay full price but I liked going local for something that large.

#9 of 10 David Schamis

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Posted February 21 2002 - 07:25 AM

I think that this might be doomsday for Firewire, and doomsday for a HD-VHS solution any time soon!


#10 of 10 Yohan Pamudji

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Posted February 21 2002 - 08:15 AM


Damn, that hurts the team.
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