Is this baby gonna split soon? I'm searching for info about a split but can't find anything. Anyone seen anything about an upcoming split? And what is with the Jan 13 Smith Barney downgrade? And everyone should thank me for buying a brand new Sony sound system over the weekend -- I figured it would drive the stock up a little bit today...but 20+!!!
SONY INTRODUCES 2000 PROJECTION TELEVISION LINEUP: GET MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT FROM THE CLASS OF BIG-SCREEN TVs
PARK RIDGE, N.J., March 1, 2000 � For A/V enthusiasts, sports buffs, and aficionados of the big-screen, Sony is introducing sizable additions and picture enhancements to its lineup of rear-projection televisions. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Sony�s introduction in 1975 of the KP-4000, the world�s first projection television for the home. Continuing the tradition of innovation, Sony is fielding an all-star lineup for 2000 bolstered by the top performing 53-inch and 61-inch Hi-Scan 1080i projection televisions. New Big-Screen Sets For Both Digital and Analog Display For maximum enjoyment, the Sony KP-53HS10 and KP-61HS10 big-screen TVs incorporate the latest generation of Digital Reality Creation (DRC), a proprietary technology that converts analog signals to that approaching high-definition quality, resulting in clean, vibrant images. A bridge technology, DRC bit-maps the original NTSC and standard definition (480i) signals in real-time, doubling the number of scanning lines and pixels per line, creating a picture with four times the image resolution. As a result, conventional NTSC programming approaches the picture quality of high-definition TV. For enhanced detail, the new HS series projection televisions with the Hi-Scan chassis accept 1080i high-definition signals when paired with a digital set-top box with HD component connections, as well as progressive-scan DVD (480p) signals in their anamorphic 16:9 wide-screen form. It also upconverts NTSC signals from 480i to 960i with DRC technology from a VCR, digital satellite receiver, or DVD player. With component video inputs (Y/PB/PR or RGB/HV) and an S-video connection, the Hi-Scan televisions provide the highest quality connection to a DVD player and superior performance with HDTV receivers. Also with the addition of Multi-Image Driver (MID)circuitry, viewers can watch two programs simultaneously side-by-side, as well as zoom in to customize the size of the viewing window. With Twin-View 2-tuner picture-and-picture functionality, sports fans can set their sights on catching the baseball playoffs and college football in real time, and never miss a minute of the action. Other enhancements include Sony�s Extended Definition MICROFOCUS CRT and Velocity Modulation scanning, both of which contribute to improved picture quality, as well as edge detail by varying the scanning rate of the electron beam. And, the Flash Focus full digital auto convergence feature automatically aligns the picture tube in five seconds. For clear viewing from any angle, all of the new HS Series TVs include Sony�s BrightView Screen, with a new higher contrast lenticular screen, to provide richer colors and stunning detail. Emulating the movie-theater experience, the sets also include 40-watts of total audio power, with two 6-3/8� woofers built-in to a Dynamic Acoustic Chamber (DAC) box for true high-fidelity sound. Incorporating TruSurround Virtual Dolby Sound with Dolby Pro Logic processing, the televisions can reproduce lifelike sound of rear speakers using only the stereo pair built into the television cabinet. Available in the spring, the 53-inch KP-53HS10 and 61-inch KP-61HS10 will sell for about $3,200 and $3,700 respectively. A Better Vision In Rear-Projection Television Also, new for 2000 are 48, 53, and 61-inch big-screen televisions in the popular �V� series. These new televisions incorporate several enhancements, such as the MICROFOCUS picture tubes and lens system. These advancements deliver a higher level of precision with a flatter plane of focus across the projection screen, while providing a sharper picture from corner to corner. And, the Flash Focus full digital auto convergence feature automatically aligns the picture tubes in five seconds.