4K TV Lineup Priced by Sony, Available For Pre-OrderBy: Sean Patterson - April 16, 2014
Sony Electronics this week announced that it will begin selling nine new 4K ultra HD TV models sometime in June. The models are those that the company showed off at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
The new TVs are part of three different product lines from Sony. The high-end XBR-X950B series will come in 65″ and 85″ models priced at $7,999 and $24,999, respectively. The mid-range XBR-X900B series comes in sizes of 55″ ($3,999), 65″ ($4,999), and 79″ ($8,999). The entry level XBR-X859B series comes in four sizes and prices: 49″ at $2,099, 55″ at $2,999, 65″ at $3,999, and 70″ at $5,499. All of these models are now available for pre-order through the Sony website.
In addition to the ultra HD displays seen on the products, the TVs will come with a variety of features and software. Every set will include HDMI 2.0 standard, HEVC codec decoding, MHL 3.0 for mobile 4K playback. The TVs will also come with support for Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming gaming platform, as well as Sony’s recently released Video Unlimited 4K ultra HD video streaming platform. PlayStation Now will allow customers to stream PlayStation 3 games through their TV, which can be connected to a DualShock 3 controller.
“We continue to be the only company that offers a complete line-up of consumer 4K products, including TVs, front projectors, cameras, and camcorders, while also leading the industry in providing 4K content,” said Mike Fasulo, president of Sony Electronics. “Sony’s new 4K Ultra HD TVs, 4K media player and new 4K content offerings continue to strengthen our growing ecosystem. We strongly believe 4K is the future for entertainment and we remain committed to leading the 4K movement, from lens to living room, in a way that only a company like Sony can.”
After splitting its TV division off into a separate subsidiary, Sony is leaning heavily on ultra HD technology to prop up TV sales. An industry report earlier this week revealed that Sony is hoping to quadruple its ultra HD sales this year.
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