Sony promising 4K content for 84-inch 4K TV buyers

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Sony US claims that the "world's first 4K Ultra HD delivery solution", along with full-length Hollywood films, will ship with its 84-inch TV.

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One of the great debates around Ultra High Definition (UHD) — or 4K, as Sony still calls it — has been the lack of UHD content to watch on the devices.

In a post on its US-based blog, Sony has hinted that it has a solution for this:

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 world's first 4K Ultra HD delivery solution, complete with preloaded, native 4K entertainment. Not some goofy 4K content shot as a demo. I'm talking full-length feature Hollywood productions, and available exclusively to purchasers of Sony's 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV.

In Australia, the 84-inch UHD TV is known as the KD-84X9000 — the same as in Japan — and is technically identical to the US version. The local retail price is AU$24,999, significantly higher than its nearest competitor, the LG 84LM9600 (AU$15,999). Perhaps some exclusive Hollywood content would go some way toward increasing the perceived value of the package.

We've contacted Sony locally to see whether the offer will stand for Australian purchasers, and we'll update this story when we get a comment.

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dougaussie posted a comment   

I read in one of the other news items on 4k that it was stupid to have 4k we don't need it. Hey! we don't need it , we want it. I want a tv that has an image on it that is like looking out a window at a real world, so if 4k then 8k so be it, with super HD national broadband network streaming of 4k utubes and movies. Are wealthy people going to say, 'oh don't develop 8k TV's theres no need for it, i'm not going to sit close enough to see the pixels', no their going to say: "park that big HD8K sucker in my bedroom, i'll have three, what only 25 thousand, make it five."

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