Sony To Release First Ever Ultra High Definition Television For $25,000

Sony To Release First Ever Ultra High Definition Television For $25,000
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

‘The Amazing Spiderman,’ ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘The Karate Kid’ are getting some real resolution. The new, restored and rebooted films from Sony Pictures are among the content coming pre-loaded on a video player bundled with Sony’s first ultra-high-definition television, a massive 84-inch set that retails for $25,000 (£15,614) and features nearly four times the resolution of typical high-definition TVs.

‘People ask the question, “Do I need to get a bigger house to fit an 84-inch TV?”’ said Chris Cookson, president of Sony Pictures Technologies.

‘The answer is that 25 inches was right for standard definition; 50 inches was right for high-definition; and 84 inches is right now that we’re going ultra-high-def.’

Ultra HD is widely regarded as the next evolution in TV technology, but there’s currently a lack of content that takes advantage of the vast resolution, though Ultra HD sets are equipped to upscale lower resolution video. 


Sony Corp. is hoping to overcome that pitfall that with this new player.

The Japanese electronics giant debuted the hard-disc server – hidden in a cabinet underneath the behemoth television – at a posh invite-only party Thursday at a private mansion in Santa Monica that featured a performance by John Legend.

The video player will include 4K content such as short films, concerts and 10 feature-length movies, including ‘The Other Guys,’ ‘Salt’ and ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai.’

Sony’s TV will also come with an Xperia Tablet S, which can be used as a touchscreen remote control.

‘We know there are limitations with broadband and the typical size of a movie that’s in 4K,’ said Phil Molyneux, chief operating officer of Sony Electronics. ‘I think this is an extremely good first step to ensure that consumers can have and enjoy the 4K experience in their home.’

The electronics industry has dubbed the new flat-panel displays ‘Ultra HD,’ while Sony specifically refers to it as ‘4K’ because it features nearly 4,000 pixels, compared to the 1,080 pixels found in ‘1080p’ sets. 


Molyneux said Sony has been pushing for 4K since 2005, when the company put 4K projectors in movie theatres.

Last year, Sony introduced a 4K home projector, and offered a 4K upscaling Blu-ray player earlier this year.

Molyneux teased that additional 4K content for the new player would be sent to owners on Blu-ray discs.

‘It’s a first step,’ added Molyneux. ‘If we’ve had a vision since 2005, and we’ve been arming and equipping for 4K content creation, I think it’s fair to speculate that we’re also thinking about other ways to get 4K content to consumers in their home.’

LG Electronics offers a similar 84-inch Ultra HD TV, which retails for $20,000 (£12,491).

James Gilbert | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In World

World Adam Matula

Scratching Posts Featuring Kim Jong-un And Vladimir Putin Let Your Cat Maul World Leaders

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin look-a-like cat toys, which also happen to be hand-crafted figurines made from hessian rope, are now available for purchase. The hilarious cat scratch post look-a-like figurines of North Korea’s supreme leader and Russia’s president were made by the creative people at HideMyAss.com, an Internet service provider in full support of […]

World Adam Matula

Homecoming Queen Shares Her Crown With Her Friend Who Was Victim Of Bullying

Two high school students devised a heart-warming plan to give the homecoming crown to one of their best friends, after finding out about a cruel prank their classmates pulled. As a joke, 17-year-old Lillian Skinner was notified by unnamed classmates that she had been nominated for homecoming court and would appear alongside Anahi Alvarez and Naomi […]

World Adam Matula

Tennessee Cheerleaders Refuse To Stop Praying Despite School’s Ban On It At Football Games

A Tennessee high school banned praying at its football games, but the school’s cheerleaders don’t agree with the decision. Despite Oneida Special School District’s ban, enforced after receiving complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and ACLU for broadcasting school-sanctioned prayers over the loud speaker at football games, Oneida High School cheerleaders are continuing to […]

World Adam Matula

Forget The Thigh Gap, Women Are Now Getting Calf Reductions To Fit Into Boots

Knee-high boots are “in” this fall fashion season, and to avoid the dreaded “boot bulge,” women are taking extreme measures. Calf reductions, or leg-slimming liposuction from the knee down, are becoming increasingly popular in order to accommodate boot fashion, according to Dr. Mathew Schulman, a New York-based board certified plastic surgeon. If the woman is […]

World Sean Levinson

Kim Jong-un Got Fat Because He Can’t Stop Eating Cheese

Kim Jong-un has gained some weight recently, and many believe the change can be attributed to his love of cheese. At a recent ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea and Jong-un’s grandfather, the 31-year-old North Korean dictator seemed to walk with an impediment due to his size, […]

Also On Elite

Humor

Kobayashi Goes Head-To-Head With A Hamster In Epic Hot Dog Eating Contest (Video)

Takeru Kobayashi was once a veritable legend in the world of competitive eating. In 2006, he basically defied all laws of physics when he ate 97 hamburgers in 94 seconds. Unfortunately, the Japanese speed eater has since seen his downfall. He had his ass handed to him multiple times by hungrier competitors. His most recent battle, […]

Humor

This Finance Bro Might Win The Award For The Worst Person On Tinder (Photos)

Tinder is filled with people from all walks of life, meaning there’s no better place to go if you want to try and have casual sex with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. You can adjust the age range of potential matches as well as their proximity to your current location, but beyond that, there […]

World

These Taxi Drivers Played Real Life Bumper Cars Over One Passenger (Video)

These two taxi drivers clearly don’t understand how much it costs to repair a car. In a video shot by a spectator in the Philippines’ Davao City, two taxi drivers argue over who gets to drive a waiting passenger. Instead of handling the issue like adults, the two drivers begin playing life-size bumper cars. They […]