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Sony VPL-VW100 SXRD projector

Kevin C. Tofel

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.

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