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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 random2 on 4/9/2013 3:57:22 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe people will finally catch on and start sitting at the recommended distances for watching HD content. Always amazes me when I see people with a HD projector and screen of say 80 inches and the seating is 25 feet away. Or with their chairs 15 feet from their 46 inch TVs.

RE: Dear computer monitors
By BRB29 on 4/9/2013 10:33:01 AM , Rating: 2
Your logic is flawed. People didn't buy bigger TVs, 3DTVs, elaborate sound systems to sit further from the set. They bought it to feel more immersed in the media. By your logic, I should just my laptop and it put closer to my face instead of buying an 80 in TV.

I welcome 8k res so I can enjoy my 80" TV more. I prefer 7.1 surround sound. I look forward to a better home theater experience.

If you want to pay money for a bigger screen just to sit further then it defeats the purpose of buying the bigger screen. I would rather just sit closer since my eyes have an easier time focusing on things 6 feet away rather than 25 feet away.

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