Sony 84″ 4K TV Only a Measly $24,000

After recently revealing their new 84″ 4K TV Sony has finally put it up for pre-order. For a measly $24,000 you can be one of the first to own the XBR-84X900, Sony will even install the TV for FREE. Obviously being a bleeding edge product I imagine demand won’t be very high but in a couple years I’m sure the price will come down considerably as 4K becomes the mainstream standard. Let’s not forget that this TV is 84″ and most current TV’s top out at 60″ to keep the prices down. Sony also announced a 4K Blu-ray player to go along with this TV and rumor has it that the next PlayStation will be 4K compatible. Currently though there are no providers supporting 4K HDTV let alone 1080p and I don’t see that changing any time soon so it will probably be a good couple years before we’re gaming on a 4K set.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
 @RicF

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2 thoughts on “Sony 84″ 4K TV Only a Measly $24,000

  1. This is cool, but lets be honest. 720p / 1080p is going to be the standard for a long time. Like the next 35 years. At least for TV and Movies. Until cable/telco/satellite providers can free up bandwidth or there is a revolution in compression technology, we ain’t never going higher than 1080.

    In the video game world processing power has to play catch up before we can deal with higher resolution. Maybe PS4 or XBOX 720 will have enough power to do 1080p at 30 fps but I doubt you’ll see anything higher.

    Then you have the chicken and egg problem. Lets say PS5 and XBOX 1440 support 4k resolution at 30 fps but only 3 people in the world own Sony 4K tvs (and one is the CEO). And nobody else will buy 4k tvs because shaw cable is still stuck at 720p or 1080p.

    Things not helping : Shaw Cable handing out DCT700s. Nintendo spending an entire generation with 480p Wii’s. Every tech company suing each other for patent infringement.

    1. Its simply a move to try and reinvigorate the TV market, because 3D was a flop and TV sales are flat. They need a new marketing term to sell TV’s so consumers have the latest and greatest though they don’t need it. Yeah and good luck getting true 4K resolution from any thing, I’m sure it will all be up-scaled. Most carriers and content creators have a hard enough time getting 1080p right, forget what a sh*t show 4K will be. Don’t get me wrong though if I win the lottery I’m getting one for every room in the house 😉

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