As if there was any doubt Sony’s (SNE) giant 84-inch 4K resolution LED TV would be expensive, Sony has finally priced its upcoming XBR-84X900 TV. The flat screen with a whopping 3840 x 2160-pixel resolution and integrated speakers will sell for $24,999. While Sony will start taking preorders for the TV beginning Thursday, September 6th, it won’t actually be available until November. Early adopters can find demo units at select Sony stores before deciding if 4K is worth the investment. Beyond the TV’s ability to scale 1080p content to 4K resolution, the XBR-84X900 also has SimulView (two-player gaming without split screens), full 3D with passive 3D glasses and large library of apps, videos and music services expected from a high-end HDTV. Sony’s full press release follows below.
SONY ANNOUNCES PRICE AND AVAILABILITY OF THE XBR-84X900 – 4K TV
Sony Electronics’ first TV capable of displaying 4K images debuted at IFA on August 29 and made quite a splash. The questions on everyone’s minds have been, when we can get it, and what will it cost? Today, at CEDIA, Sony announced that the most innovative TV that the company has ever produced will retail for $24,999.99 and be available at select Sony Stores as well as specialty electronics retailers nationwide.
What: The new TV, model XBR-84X900, is equipped with a 4K (3840 x 2160) LCD panel that delivers an image four times the resolution of Full HD and coupled with its integrated speaker system, provides the most immersive picture and sound experience ever available for the home theater.
· 84-inch, 4K LCD Panel
· Dynamic edge lit, LED backlighting
· Three-chip, 4K X-Reality Pro picture engine
o 4K upscaling
· 10 Unit Live Speaker System
· Passive Full HD 3D Capable
· Network connectivity, including the full Sony Entertainment Network suite of services
When: Pre-order – September 6, 2012
In stores – November 2012
Where: Online at http://www.store.sony.com, at Sony Stores and at electronics retailers nationwide
For more information: http://www.sony.com/4ktv