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Still want 720p? New BRAVIA 3LCD projectors shipping in June

Richard Lawler , @Rjcc
Sony keeps the BRAVIA train rolling today, announcing pricing and availability for not one but two new 3LCD projectors. The 720p VPL-AW10 and VPL-AW15 projectors both feature the same 165-watt 1,100 lumen lamp, 1.6x zoom lens and 20dB fan noise. The VPL-AW10 uses Advanced Iris technology to provide a 6,000:1 contrast ratio, while the VPL-AW15 improves to 12,000:1 "dynamic" contrast ratio with its Advanced Iris 2 technology, and increased installation options due to its lens shift. Both will accept 1080p/24 sources and downscale to 720p. Sure its not the 1,920x1,080 number that impresses the neighbors like their big brothers Ruby and Pearl, but these two will cost only $1,300 (VPL-AW15) and $1,000 (VPL-AW10) when they ship in June. We're sure home theater builders on a budget will find a way to love these two, even if they don't have that magic 1080p number.