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Sony plans June release for 4K Bravia televisions in United States

updated 09:04 am EDT, Wed April 16, 2014

Range includes 85-inch flagship, budget-priced 4K televisions

Sony has outlined the pricing and availability for its range of Bravia 4K Ultra HD televisions, sets it originally revealed at CES in January. The high-resolution televisions, including one high-priced model measuring 85 inches diagonally priced at $24,999, are detailed at the same time as an updated version of the company's 4K media player.

The high-end XBR0X950B series will ship complete with Sony's X-tended Dynamic Range PRO technology using direct LED arrays, for a wider dynamic range of brightness, higher peaks, and deeper blacks. Sony plans to ship the 65-inch and 85-inch models priced at $7,999 and $24,999 respectively this June in the United States.

Sony XBR-X950B 65-inch
Sony XBR-X950B 65-inch


The XBR-X900B range, using a similar X-tended Dynamic Range technology and a wedge form factor to include larger speakers, represents the mid-tier section of the 4K television collection. Out in June, Sony is pricing them at $3,999, $4,999, and $8,999 for the 55-inch, 65-inch, and 79-inch versions. Rounding out the list are four cheaper XBR-X850B televisions consisting of the lowest-priced 49-inch model at $2,099, with the 55-inch, 65-inch, and 70-inch versions selling for $2,999, $3,999, and $5,499 respectively.

All of the televisions will support HDMI 2.0 for 4K content, the HEVC codec, MHL 3.0 for 4K output from smartphones and tablets, and PlayStation Now using a connected Dualshock 3 controller.

Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player
Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player


The new 4K Ultra HD Media Player replaces the previous model but provides a similar level of functionality. Able to download and stream 4K films and programs from Sony's own Video unlimited service, it can also handle 4K streaming from Netflix, and can store content on its 1TB hard disk. Supporting Triluminos color for the Sony range. Pricing for the 4K Ultra HD Media Player is unknown, but it will be available to buy this summer.



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