In a fairly decent attempt to cram as many product releases and news briefs into the waning days of February, Sony is still firing at will with swank home entertainment must-haves, the latest of which is a 1,280 x 720p front projector. Toting the ever-expanding Bravia logo, the 3LCD VPL-AW15 is meant for those who envision their HD in a bigger light than mere rear-projection sets can muster, and while Sony's being overly greedy about the nitty gritty we all desire, we do know a bit about its specifications. You'll find a brightness of 1,100 lumens, a whopping 12,000:1 contrast ratio, Advanced Iris 2 technology, and a presumably mid-range (albeit unconfirmed) pricetag. Sadly, that's about all Sony's leaking right now, but we do know that the firm is slapping the Bravia tag on in place of the now-axed Cineza label, making us wonder what's really left to get the Bravia touch.

HDTV Listings for February 27, 2007