The Sony XBR-84X900 4K TV will go on sale in November, and Sony has placed the 84-inch HDTV at a price of $25,000. First introduced at IFA, the television has a resolution level four times greater than that of current 1080p high definition televisions.
The unit also features an LCD panel with a dynamic edge-lit LED backlight that uses the three-chip 4K X-Reality Pro picture engine. The 4K TV is also able to upscale movies to a 4K resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. Sony has also included the ability to watch passive full HD 3D video and can display images taken from digital cameras while utilizing the PlayMemories Studio application via the PlayStation 3 for picture management.
For audiophiles, the Sony XBR-84X900 comes equipped with two vertical speaker bars that offer a 10-unit live speaker system with virtual 5.1 surround sound. Sony has also thrown in connectivity to the Sony Entertainment Network with services that include Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited.
With built-in WiFi, the massive 85-inch TV also includes up to 50 other services that customers can choose to access.
In support of the company’s new 4K resolution standard, Sony is rumored to be given the upcoming PlayStation 4 access to 4K resolution support.
The biggest obstacle for the TV will be finding the ability to support 4K files. Currently, YouTube offers several 4K videos, but users need an incredibly high bandwidth to stream them. Some Blu-ray discs can also be upscaled to 4K.
Could you justify spending $25,000 on a TV that currently has very little file support?