It’s been more than a year (CES 2014) since Sony first announced their beautifully designed, laser-powered LSPX-W1S ultra-short-throw 4K projector. We saw more at a spring press event here in Tokyo, and the Euro-debut took place in September at IFA Berlin; the projector went retail in the U.S. that same month. And now, announced just yesterday, Sony’s made the projector available here in Japan.
U.S. Dollars: one fair to middling luxury car, or $50,000.
Japanese Yen: the theoretical equivalent, ¥5,000,000
Those who watch currency fluctuations will recognize the $7,000-$8,000 discrepancy there, which means that if shipping costs aren’t too extravagant, American buyers would do well to order from Japan. Then again, if you’re in the market for a $50,000 projector, chances are you’re not too worried about exploiting the ¥/$ exchange rate.