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Sony's 4K TVs get priced

Sony has announced the official price and availability for its new XBR 4K Ultra HD LED TVs. The line includes the XBR-55X900A and the XBR-65X900A, which have screen sizes of 55-inches and 65-inches respectively. While some other manufacturers have offered ultra HD television sets at prices ranging all the way up to $20,000 or more, Sony is actually offering “reasonable” prices, at least comparatively.

The 55-inch TV will sell for $4,995 with the 65-inch version going for $6,999. Both TVs will be available for pre-order on April 21, but the final shipping date is unannounced. Along with pricing and launch information for the TVs Sony is also unveiled its 4K Media Player called the FMP-X1. This device will deliver movies and video shorts in 4K resolution for $699. The media player will be available later this summer.

55" XBR-55X900A
The media streamer itself will come bundled with 10 feature-length films and users will be given access to a fee-based distribution service offering a library of titles from Sony Pictures Entertainment and other production studios. The films that are included with the purchase include Bad Teacher, Battle: Los Angeles, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Karate Kid (2010), Salt, Taxi Driver, That's My Boy, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Other Guys and Total Recall (2012).

FMP-X1 4K Media Player

Sources: Sony [1], [2]

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RE: Dear computer monitors
By B3an on 4/8/2013 11:45:49 AM , Rating: 2
Total ****ing BS.

Any remotely modern GPU is easily capable of running 4K. And both Display Port 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 can handle the connection bandwidth. Maybe gaming would be an issue, but Newsflash: no one constantly plays games 100% of the time, or even at all.

And another super obvious thing is that 4k will just provide better image quality for everything. I can see the pixels on my 2560x1600 monitor from quite a distance but 4k would be perfect.

RE: Dear computer monitors
By B3an on 4/8/2013 11:49:51 AM , Rating: 2
I'd also like to add that i can run two 2560x1600 monitors, plus another 1080p TV off of ONE graphics card from 2011. Combined thats more pixels than 4k pixels.

But it's a fact that pretty much any card with DP 1.2 or HDMI 1.4 will run a 4k monitor.

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