Sony quitting the rear projection TV business in favour of LCD

sony_rptv.jpgSony has announced, by way of a spokesman, that once their current stock of rear projection TVs has gone, they’ll abandon the RPTV market in favour of LCD screens. They believe that LCD flat panel TVs are “what people really want” — not withstanding the fact that some rear-projection TVs, including Sony’s own — use LCD technology.

Perhaps the format is on the way out, despite still being popular, as Sony aren’t the first manufacturer to shift focus away from the technology in favour of plasma and, particularly, LCD.