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cdtv_admin@cdtv.ca 07/04/2021
10:54 AM
Joseph.Shaykewich@rogers.com wrote on 2021/06/26

So far it appears that JVC is the only manufacturer that is offering an LCOS as a HDTV option with their D-ILA models. I've seen these at the Future Shop and at Audio 2001 and was impressed when compared next to a Sony LCD projection model. What experiences have folks had with LCOS TVs? I heard that Hitachi will be coming out with an LCOS model this fall. Any other manufacturers? Also there seems to be no warranty on the bulb... is that a concern?
Joe S.

0:33 AM
Sony doesn't appear to be going to produce any LCOS sets, preferring SXRD (Silicon Crystal Reflective Technology)instead. They have also just come out with some new 3LCD projection sets in both Canada and the US.

At the moment, their only SXRD set is a 70" model priced at $17,000 which has a 1920 x 1080 screen and ATSC tuner. Strangely, while Sony talks about SXRD technology in the latest "Sony Style" catalogue, no sets are listed despite the fact that the 70" model has been available for a few months.

Brian O'Leary
Pointe-Claire QC

5:51 PM
A correction to the previous post.

It appears that SXRD is merely Sony's particular implemntation of LCoS technology. So JVC is not the only manufacturer to have introduced LCoS set.

Brian O'Leary
Pointe-Claire QC

9:48 PM
The JVC has a warranty on the bulb of 1 year from date of sell. but put side by side thit the sony you will find the sony to have better whites and darker darks!

11:08 PM
lcd can not reproduce real black and jvc 60 new model is 1920 x 1080p. not the sony .atsc bilt in (not sony).

2:30 AM
Are you saying that the Sony does not have 1920x1080 and no ATSC tuner? If so, then you are wrong. The Sony Qualia 006 (model number KDS70Q006) definitely has both, but at $17,000* in Canada (about $13,000* in USA)it is a bit expensive.

However, Sony will be bringing out 50" and 60" SXRD (LCoS) models under their Grand Wega marquee in September. And they too will have both 1920x1080 screens and ATSC tuners. The KDSR50XBR1 and KDSR60XBR1 sets can be pre-ordered now for $3,999.99 US and $4,999.99 US respectively at Crutchfield's. When these sets will be available in Canada has not yet been announced.

JVC will be offering 1920x1080 in their 61" and 70" HD-ILA models in their new fall line-up. Smaller screen sizes will still be 1280x720.

Brian O'Leary
Pointe-Claire QC


0:37 AM
les models de sony sont a venir .....jvc travail le lcoss depuis tres longtemp...sony manquerait -il de ressources pour copier ..sur les autres???il abandonne le plasma???? il font equipe avec samsung pour le lcd .sony un leader??????(jespere pour eux que le led seras performant).j ai juste hate de voir a quel prix seras vendu le sony licos au canada ....pierre. candiac

1:10 AM
UPDATE on LCoS 1920x1080 models.


The Sony KDS-R50XBR1 and KDS-R60XBR1 "SXRD Grand Wegas" will be available in Canada in mid-September. This was announced by Sony Canada on Monday (Aug 22). Like the Qualia 006 (KDS70Q006) that has been available for a few months now, the 2 new models have a screen resolution of 1920x1080 and have ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuners. In Canada the 50" model will be priced at $4,999 and the 60" model at $6,499. Detailed specs are available on the Sony US website. A PDF copy of the Manual for these sets can be also downloaded from the Sony US website.


According to both the US and Canadian JVC websites, the 56", 61" and 70" JVC 1920x1080 HD-ILA models that were announced earlier this year are not yet available. They are still listed on the US web site as being available in the Fall with prices still TBA. All currently available sets are 1280x720.

2:13 AM
[b]Latest on LCoS 1920x1080 sets.[/b]

The [b]Sony[/b] KDSR50XBR1 and KDSR60XBR1 SXRD sets are now available in Canada. The Canadian dollar MSRP's are $4,999.99 and $6,499.99 respectively. I saw the 60" model on display at "Maison Sony" on Thursday (Sept 22) at Fairview Pointe Claire and was told that both models were available for immediate home delivery.

According to their Sept 9 press release, the [b]JVC[/b] 1080p HD-ILA sets will be available in the USA in October. The HD-56FH96, HD-61FH96 and HD-70FH96 will be priced at (US dollars) approximately $4,000, $4,500 and $6,000 respectively. No word yet from JVC Canada on availability and pricing.

All of these sets are equipped with ATSC tuners, Cablecard slots and a host of advanced features. Best of all, they offer full 1920x 1080 HD resolution.

Brian O'Leary
Pointe-Claire QC

2:54 PM
dietydad@hotmail.com wrote on 2021/09/30
I recently just upgraded my television so it could catch up with the "times" so I could hear and feel the "rave" of HDTV. To be perfectly honest with the crowd....I don't really notice that monumental of a difference. I do notice the sound quality but picture is not hat different.
Sure colors are brighter, and more brilliant, BUT was that really worth me spending $5000 on an LCD television?? Not really.
My question is with HDTV technology, I have the Rogers HDTV cable box, I have the HDMI hook-ups, I have the television for it, I have the whole 7.1 surround sound technology, two sub-woofers, Is there something more to HDTV then just brighter colors? Maybe I am missing a hook-up, a wire, something. Hopefully I didn't fall victim of the propaganda that was being told out for me to buy buy buy when it's not that big a deal.
Thanks....Oh, I bet I will be stepping on someone’s toes for these comments.

Comment from Admin.
1. If you cannot tell the difference between HDTV and conventional NTSC SDTV on the screen then there is something very wrong. Are you sure that you are looking at programs originated in HDTV or simply up-converted material? HDTV will deliver pictures that are really crisp and with the fine details clearly visible.
2. Is the resolution of the LCD screen on the set really 1920 by 1080 pixels or 1280 by 720 pixels or something less. Some receivers may down-convert the HDTV signal to a 480 line progressive format, which will loose some of the brilliance of HDTV.
3. The Rogers box is capable of format conversion too. Is it set to put 1920 by 1080 HDTV on the HDMI port connected to your set?

A few things to check, but believe me, when you see HDTV working properly you will have no problem in recognizing it and seeing the value in your investment. Good luck.

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