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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 BRB29 on 4/9/2013 10:25:36 AM , Rating: 2
pixel density is a product of resolution over a surface area.

On low res screen, you will always get jaggies playing 3D games unless you turn up AA. The only way you won't see it is when you stand far enough away. Then it's like playing on your phone.

Either way, you come to the conclusion that resolution must increase for the bigger screens like monitors and TVs.

I agree with you that 1080p and 2320p is undetectable by my eyes on a 4" smartphone. But I can definitely tell the jaggies even on my 1080p 23" and 27" monitor even sitting 3-4 ft away.
AA and all its derivatives all pretty much a bandaid to fix one of the low res issues.


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