Were they late or weren't they? Sony originally planned to bust out the VPL-VW100 SXRD projector by the end of 2005
, but we
just noticed availability today thanks to a European launch. We might forgive 'em based on the specs of this powerful
projector; the VPL-VW100 is a 1920 x 1080 res unit with an output of 800 lumens and contrast ratio upwards of 15,000:1.
Folks looking for an HDMI-capable projector will be thrilled since the VPL-VW100 sports one along with a DVI-D,
component, S-Video, and Ethernet jack. The guts are built off of the successful Sony SXRD sets that we just love
, so just might eBay our Xbox
360. On second thought, that won't help too much since the projector is in the $8k to $10k street price range.