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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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By haukionkannel on 4/8/2013 3:51:43 PM , Rating: 2
How many have seen the 4K in real use? Those who says that it it not possible to see pixels in 1080p are somewhat right, but I have to say that 4K picture looks definitely much sharper than 1080p picture! Human eyes can fix "problems" in the picture, so 1080p guality is not bad, but there definitely is big difference to the guality of 4K sceens!
Is the difference worth of price difference. Most propably not at this moment, but when these 4K screen becomes cheaper, I will definitely move on to those. 5000$ is so much cheaper than those 20000$ models that we get last year that some people can move on even now.
If you can not get a view of real 4K monitor or projector, try to compare normal and retina iDevice side by side and the difference between them is guite near when comparing 1080p and 4K. Normal iDevice is ok, but retina versio has much sharper picture!

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