Sony 4K TVs Priced from $4,999, Pre-orders Start Apri 21
April 8, 2013 9:17 AM
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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.
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
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4/8/2013 12:25:40 PM
Only if I care enough about the jaggies. Which I don't. Besides most modern cards can run 4x AA with hardly any performance penalty.
I have no problem playing games on my 22" monitor. And with my system, it runs just fine on my TV too.
I figure my 7850 should last another 2-3 years.
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