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Old 11-20-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Sony 4K TV to Come With Free 4K Movies

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Washington, D.C. (November 20, 2012) -- Sony revealed last night on a company blog that it will include free pre-loaded, native 4K entertainment on its new 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV, which will be available shortly for roughly $25,000.

At the blog, Sony's Ray Hartgen doesn't specify what the 4K content will be, but it sounds like movies. Sony and a few other studios have filmed several movies in the 4K format, which purports to offer four times the resolution of current HDTVs.

"In the next couple of weeks, the XBR-84X900 television will ship to customers who placed pre-orders since the product introduction in September. As an extra bonus, included free with the purchase will be the worlds first 4K Ultra HD delivery solution, complete with pre-loaded, native 4K entertainment. Not some goofy 4K content shot as a demo. Im talking full length feature Hollywood productions, and available exclusively to purchasers (of the set)," he writes.

Since the 4K set was showcased at last January's Consumer Electronics Show, industry observers have wondered how Sony and other 4K TV makers would deliver 4K content. After all, why buy a $25,000 4K set if you can't watch anything in the format?

There has been some talk of including 4K films on Blu-ray discs, which would have enough capacity to store them. But for now, it seems that Sony is content to include 4K content on the TV itself.

"Sony has its own studio Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) that turns out 4K production every day. Do you really think wed leave our 4K Ultra HD TV customers hanging?" Hartgen asks.

LG is also selling a 4K TV but has yet to reveal how (and what) 4K content will be delivered.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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I would say that when your paying $25K for a display, getting a few 4K movies with it is "included" not "free".
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Sony Bows 4K Ultra HD Video Player With Movies

Device, which is pre-loaded with 10 Sony movies, is bundled with 4K television


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Sony Electronics Nov. 29 unveiled a Blu-ray Disc video player pre-loaded with movies enabling consumers to watch 4K resolution content on compatible televisions in the home.

4K is a new video resolution standard considered the next step beyond Blu-ray’s 1080p resolution.

Sony is bundling the 4K Ultra HD Video player as a loaner to consumers purchasing the manufacturer’s 84-inch 4K LED television (XBR-84X900). The player comes with 10 Sony Pictures movies in 4K resolution, including The Amazing Spiderman, Total Recall (2012), The Karate Kid (2010), Salt, Battle Los Angeles, The Other Guys, Bad Teacher, That's My Boy, Taxi Driver, and The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Sony said the player up-converts Blu-ray movies to near 4K resolution, similar to what BD players do with standard definition DVDs to near 1080p resolution.

In addition to movies, the video player comes pre-loaded with 4K video shorts, including Red Bull Media House’s exclusive 4K videos The Athlete Machine: Red Bull Kluge and four acoustic performances of songs from Red Bull Records' Heaven's Basement's new record, "Filthy Empire." Additionally, Sony's 4K Ultra HD player is designed to be updated with additional 4K titles and video clips.

"Sony Pictures leads the industry in building a library of new releases and restored classics mastered in 4K, so it is both exciting and appropriate that we can provide the first 4K movies that consumers will be able to experience in their homes," said Chris Cookson, president, Sony Pictures Technologies.
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/son...r-movies-28983

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The new 4K Ultra HD Video Player is a hard-disc server that connects easily to Sony's 84-inch 4K LED TV (XBR-84X900) allowing consumers to view 4K resolution movies and short form 4K videos. Available as a bonus loaned exclusively to U.S. customers purchasing the Sony 4K LED TV, the video player comes loaded with content, including both full length Hollywood features and a gallery of videos, creating the first true home 4K experience.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/29/s...phil-molyneux/

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Sony has finally offered up the first solution, as the company has announced that its $24,999.99, 84-inch 4K TV will come with a "4K Ultra HD Video Player," which is really just a server with (lots of) hard disk storage on board. The company has yet to reveal a single photo or any detailed specifications of the server, but the 4K video player will be loaned to purchasers of Sony's 4K television for no additional cost. In addition to the 4K player, the TV will also come with an Xperia Tablet S to use as a remote control.
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Up converts 1080p to near 4k lol this is sad for 25 grand.
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We can only hope they will continue to show their gratitude for early adopters. Maybe this is just the first round of content offered. But you never know these days.
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Hi guys, i must say that one has to be rich swimming in money
or be crazy near going to the sanitarian house, to buy this expensive tv to watch just a few movies in 4 k resolution.
In top of that this tv is not Full array local dim like 950 modle which give you better blacks on the 1080i,just my 2cents.
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Come on 4k games....
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Up converts 1080p to near 4k lol this is sad for 25 grand.
The 10 movies that come on the server are 4k NATIVE rez. True that 1080p will get upconverted to 4k but everyTV either upconverts or downconverts to it's native resolution.
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Stand alone Streamer arriving soon fro Sony:

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Hi guys, i must say that one has to be rich swimming in money
or be crazy near going to the sanitarian house, to buy this expensive tv to watch just a few movies in 4 k resolution.
In top of that this tv is not Full array local dim like 950 modle which give you better blacks on the 1080i,just my 2cents.
The whole 4K thing sounds like the ultra hi end speaker cable con to me, you can show it to your friends but cant hear anything more then the amp puts out. Mr. Magoo
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Hi guys, i must say that one has to be rich swimming in money
or be crazy near going to the sanitarian house, to buy this expensive tv to watch just a few movies in 4 k resolution.
In top of that this tv is not Full array local dim like 950 modle which give you better blacks on the 1080i,just my 2cents.
Black levels have nothing whatsoever to do with screen resolution (or interlaced vs progressive either)- a HDTV is capable of producing the same black levels on 720p/1080i/1080p.
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Black levels have nothing whatsoever to do with screen resolution (or interlaced vs progressive either)- a HDTV is capable of producing the same black levels on 720p/1080i/1080p.
When youre talking about full local dimming arrays, the contrast ratios are indeed screen resolution related due to the relative resolution of the dimming arrays...
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http://www.hometheater.com/content/sony-springs-4k

Article on the state of Sony 4K.
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When youre talking about full local dimming arrays, the contrast ratios are indeed screen resolution related due to the relative resolution of the dimming arrays...
I disagree - contrast deals with peak white values which does not depend on resolution - certainly not between 1080i and 1080p
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I disagree - contrast deals with peak white values which does not depend on resolution - certainly not between 1080i and 1080p
but the peak white values are affected by the full local dimming...
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