Sony Electronics has just announced availability of its new 4K Ultra High Definition TV sets. The new 4K LED UHD TV sets include the following models: XBR-55X900A ($4,999 U.S. / 55-inch) and XBR-65X900A ($6,999 U.S. / 65-inch). Sony has also annouced an industry first 4K Media Player, named the FMP-X1, and video distribution service.
Beginning in the summer of 2013, purchasers of the Sony 4K UHD TVs can also purchase the new FMP-X1 4K Media Player ($699 U.S.) that comes with 10 feature 4K films including: 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). Later, in the fall of 2013 FMP-X1 owners will have access to a new Sony fee-based video distribution service that will offer 4K films and videos.
Sony had provided true 4K movies and video to consumers who purchased the XBR-84X900 – Sony’s first and largest 4K Ultra HD TV. Sony has now started delivering new 4K content to 84-inch XBR owners who have the home server. Owners of the first generation video server can exchange it for the FMP-X1 4K Media Player, once it is released.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is also releasing “Mastered in 4K” Blu-ray Discs, the will provide a 1080p version of the highest quality 4K source material. Consumers who purchase the XBR-55X900A or XBR-65X900A 4K Ultra HD TV will also receive Spider-Man (2002), Ghostbusters and Angels & Demons “Mastered in 4K” Blu-ray Discs (while supplies last).
The new Sony 4K UHD TV models provide Full HD 3D with the use of passive glasses.
Pre-orders for 4K UHD TVs begin April 21, 2013 at Sony Stores and select retailers nationwide.
For more information, visit www.sony.com.