Shockingly, Sony unveiled a new TV yesterday, and it was not of the OLED ilk. Nope, they announced a 4K television, which by our accounts will be DOA thanks to the antiquated technology and lack of consumer demand. However, it does measures a whopping 84-inches, and with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, we just simply can’t over look it.
Not for nothing, the XBR-84X900 will probably be astounding in person thanks to its sheer size. The display is LCD and back light by edge lit LEDs, though the specs for the set call for “local dimming”, so color us confused. A built-in video processor automatically upscales 1080 video accordingly, and while Sony would like you to believe that things will look remarkably crisp, we just can’t help but throw in our skeptic’s hat. Other features include built-in WiFi, DLNA compatiblity, 3D, and a media remote that has yet to be pictured – the specs list it as Control4 compatible, which is a nice touch. Unfortunately, Google TV is devoid from this behemoth, but it does ship with its very own 10-speaker system built directly into the TV, and can provide 5.1-channel virtual surround sound.
Unfortunately, we don’t know a launch date or price, but Sony says we can expect it sometime later this year.