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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 2009-09-10, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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XBR 10 line of LCD HDTVs can receive video wirelessly

Sony this week introduced a new line of Bravia XBR 10 LCD HDTVs which feature 1080p wireless transmission of HD signals from a separate media box to a receiver embedded in the TV, allowing source components to be placed out of sight.

Using UWB technology I believe.

The KDL-46XBR10 and KDL-52XBR10 models will be available this October for about $5,000 and $5,500, respectively.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 2009-09-12, 11:16 AM
 
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I would love one of these!!! Imagine the possibilities of being able to place a large tv anywhere in your home and not have to run the wiring. Not willing to spend 5 g's on one, but the future is bright.

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I got all excited until I saw the price! Not really sure how those features could demand such a hefty price but I'm sure some people will pay it. I wonder if Canadians would have access to all of the online content or does the CRTC have a way of screwing us here as well?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 2009-09-14, 01:36 PM
 
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So let me get this straight Sony is selling an inferior TV to the Sony XBR8 (edge lit vs trilumous-locally dimmed led tv), 3 inches smaller and is going to end up costing more. Amazing strategy Sony...
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So let me get this straight Sony is selling an inferior TV to the Sony XBR8 (edge lit vs trilumous-locally dimmed led tv), 3 inches smaller and is going to end up costing more. Amazing strategy Sony...
punisher101 is right on point with this one. Those who love Sony with have kittens with they get the news about this new HDTV. Sony will sell a bunch of these.

I would like to be in the room when those who buy the set, realize that they could have bought an DLNA capable set like the XBR8, added something like the Linksys Media Center Extender and a Ethernet to Wi-fi bridge, a get better performance for less money.
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Let's see.........a TV that doesn't need wires running to it from a box......Didn't we all have one of those in the 1960's?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 2009-10-30, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Sony has informed me that the Sony XBR10 prices have now been confirmed at:

46” XBR10 = $4,000 (down from $5,000 in original release)
52” XBR10 = $5,000 (down from $5,500 in original release)
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i looked at the xbr10 today at work. nice looking set. very thin. the wireless video is not well implemented imho. it seems to be IR based. it needs line of sight to make the picture work. if you hide the box in a cabinet somewhere, it can't communicate with the tv. and there is no option for a hard wire hdmi connection between the box and the tv.

if you have a chance to see one, go up to it and place your hands side by side below the sony logo on the tv and watch the picture disappear before your eyes...

the xbr8 should be available at a good discount. sony last week had a big drop in the cost of the sets [55" dropped over $700]

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