4K content NOW!By Jez Ford | Thursday, 22 November 2012 08:44
A number of sources have spotted a U.S.-based Sony blog that claims the company's 84-inch television will ship with a selection of 4K content - and not just the demo images that have been used to promote the TV (which the blog describes as "goofy"), but honest-to-goodness movie remasters.
"So, do me a favor – look around. Make certain no one is looking over your shoulder. I have something to tell just you.
"Sony makes 4K projectors for the home and cinema, 4K upscaling Blu-ray Disc players, and 4K Ultra HD televisions. Sony also makes 4K professional cameras for production studios. Plus, Sony has its own studio – Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) – that turns out 4K production every day. Do you really think we’d leave our 4K Ultra HD TV customers hanging?
"In the next couple of weeks, the XBR-84X900 television will ship to customers who placed pre-orders since the product introduction in September. As an extra bonus, included free with the purchase will be the world’s first 4K Ultra HD delivery solution, complete with pre-loaded, native 4K entertainment. Not some goofy 4K content shot as a demo. I’m talking full length feature Hollywood productions, and available exclusively to purchasers of Sony’s 84” 4K Ultra HD TV.
"I know, cool, right?
"Okay, I can’t say anything more right now, ‘cause my boss probably already thinks I’ve written too much. But, stay tuned for an announcement sometime after turkey day."
We await confirmation from Sony Australia that teh same delivery system will come with the TV in Australia when it launches. More as we hear it!