Sony Prices 55 and 65-Inch Ultra HDTVs; Arrive on April 21
Ultra HDTVs, formerly known as 4K TVs, have been shown off and even available for some time now, but the extravagant price tag means many can't afford them. Sony has something a little more affordable, however, so long as you don't mind dropping down to 55 or 65" instead of 84". The tech giant announced the XBR-55X900A and XBR-65X900A are priced at $4,999 and $6,999, respectively, when they launch on April 21. It's still a high dollar amount, but it's similar to the price of plasma TVs when those first arrived in stores. To go with the UHDTVs, Sony is also offering the FMP-X1, a 4K Media Player, and a video distribution service so you'll have some content to show off on that new 3840x2160 resolution screen.
The FMP-X1, due to arrive this summer, is priced at $699 and comes with ten feature films, plus some short videos, in 4K resolution. The feature films include: Bad Teacher, Battle: Los Angeles, The Amazing Spider-Man, Salt, Taxi Driver, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Karate Kid (2010), That's My Boy, The Other Guys, and Total Recall (2012). The video distribution service is expected to arrive in the fall.