Sony bundles 4K media player with 84-inch 4k Ultra HD TV

posted on Friday, 30th November 2012 by Steve May

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Sony is bundling a hard drive media player packed with 4K movie content, with its 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV in the States. The XBR-84X900, known as the KD-84X9005 in the UK and Europe, will come with ten films encoded at 3840 x 2160 resolution, four times the clarity of Full HD, as part of a '4K Ultra HD Home Experience' package. The announcement helps the brand circumnavigate the paucity of native 4K software currently available.

The movie collection comprises: The Amazing Spider-Man, Total Recall (2012), Bad Teacher, The Karate Kid, Salt, Battle Los Angeles, The Other Guys, That's My Boy, Taxi Driver and The Bridge on the River Kwai.

The media player will also sport 4K short content from Red Bull Media House. According to the Sony US blog, the media player will be "updated periodically with additional, new content." More details will be released at the International CES in January. However in news certain to disappoint high-end UK integrators, the initiative doesn't appear to be coming here. "It's a US only thing," spokesperson Lucie Speciale told Inside CI. It seems outside the US, the £25,000 set will be left to fend for itself.

Also read:
Interview: Why Sony leads with 4k Ultra HD
Hands-on preview of the Sony 4K VPL-VW1000ES projector
IFA 2012: Sony intros 84-inch 4K Passive 3D LED TV

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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