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Sony Quits Rear-Projection HDTV Production

Sony have officially quit the real projection HDTV market, making them the latest company in the trend. Sony will stop making the rear projection sets at their three plans in February 08.

Sony will be focusing its efforts and resources on LCD and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology for the flat tv market. Rear projection TVs were once very popular in the larger sized screens, but not people seem to prefer slimmer LCD and plasma models offering similar sizes.

Unfortunately the rear projection tvs were also some of the cheapest, offering large sizes and much cheaper prices than both LCD and plasma screens. We can only hope that this will force Sony to produce and sell cheaper LCD HDTVs.