We brook the story about the new Sony Pearl a few days ago but info was sketchy at best. We still haven't heard directly from Sony about it yet but apparently they held a press conference about the Pearl across the Pacific within the last 24 hours. Like we said we still don't have a lot of info but we thought that you would be interested to know that it does in fact sport a component input that wasn't mentioned in our last bit of leaked info. It also looks like it has a VGA port, RS 232 & S-Vid/composite input along with rear controls. The Pearl shares the same remote as the Ruby, but sheds the 400-watt Xenon bulb for a smaller, and cheaper, 200-watt lamp. Once we hear more about the unit, we will let you know.

[Thanks, zombieflanders]