Sony demos Ultra HD whoppers plus prototype 4K media player

Chris Davies - Jan 9, 2013, 3:02pm CST
Sony demos Ultra HD whoppers plus prototype 4K media player

Sony hasn’t been left behind in the Ultra HD gush, with its own oversized 4K TVs as well as a concept Ultra HD media player which we’re hoping spawns a commercial version. The company announced a line of up to 84-inch Ultra HD sets at CES this week, including the X9000A series with its prominent speakers taking pride of place around the bezel.

Sony’s using “4K X-Reality PRO” branding for its Ultra HD models, which start at 55-inches. The 84-inch XBR-84X900A, for instance, has a total of ten speakers, and comes with a One-touch NFC remote which allows for easy pairing and streaming from an Xperia smartphone or tablet.


As for what that 3840 x 2860 resolution can do, Sony had a display showing a full newspaper spread on a single display, with all the text legible. There’s a close-up shot in the gallery below.


Unfortunately, the 4K media player is being described as just a prototype for driving Sony’s demo displays here at CES; the company says it has no specific plans to release it. The hatbox-style design does have some history, however; Sony had a range of similarly-shaped VAIO PCs back in 2007.

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