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Submitted by SJIND 623d ago | news

Sony reveals pricing for its more budget-friendly 4K TVs

Cnet: A 55- and 65-inch Ultra HD LED TVs will be available for order later this month for $4,999 and $6,999, respectively. (Gadgets, Sony, TV)

GenericNameHere  +   622d ago
Well, considering we payed almost $2K on our 42" HDTV back in 2007, this is a PRETTY AWESOME DEAL!

... I just wish I wasn't poor. I would totally buy this along with a PS4 if I could.
Blasphemy  +   622d ago
HDTVs were about this price when they first came to market.
NewMonday  +   622d ago
surprising, thought the price drop on 4k would take a few more years to get to this point. still 50% above my pay grade, but it look like getting their quicker than I expected.
hkgamer  +   622d ago
not bad considering my first 42" SDTV plasma 10 years ago was around £5000.
DarkZane  +   622d ago
Just wait like 2 years, price will be half what it is now.
fr0sty  +   622d ago
There is nowhere near enough 4k content available for me to justify this purchase. Maybe if I were a PC gamer that could afford 2 $1000 video cards.
Tultras  +   622d ago
I'm sorry but budget friendly and 4k TV's don't belong in the same sentence.
Daver  +   622d ago
it will at some point, it will
wishingW3L  +   622d ago
but that point is not now.
adorie  +   622d ago
It is when some cost upwards of $12k-$20k
cleft5  +   622d ago
If you keep it in perspective, this means that we will see mass market 4ktvs a lot sooner than people originally thought. My sister, who is middle class, spent $3500 on her 60inch 1080p TV. So I could see in a year 4ktvs being priced at around 2k to 4k dollars, if not less.

That price range does make 4k a reality for the middle class, which would be enough to start making 4k media and selling it to them at a profit.
Software_Lover  +   622d ago
3500?

Im sorry, she got jipped!!

Edit. I take that back. It depends on when she bought it.
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cleft5  +   622d ago
It was Bestbuy so she definitely got jipped. I went with her when she brought the tv, just to make sure she didn't get completely cheated. I knew the guy was up selling her, but it was a nice enough hdtv so I kept my mouth shut about the whole thing. That might seem callous, but I know my family and the less I say about their decisions the better.
GraveLord  +   622d ago
I give it 5 years before we see these TVs being affordable. 10 years before I feel the need to buy one.
FlameBaitGod  +   622d ago
lool 10 years, are you serious. Not even HD took that long
M-M  +   622d ago
By that time a newer standard would be out.
kenoh   622d ago | Spam
imXify  +   622d ago
Gimme something like 24" 4k TV for a better ppi and for less then 1k$
kenoh   622d ago | Spam
sourav93  +   622d ago
Oh god. Here's another one who bringing talking about PPI on TVs. You do realise that PPI only matters mainly for mobile devices due to the screens being close to your face, right? The closer you are to the screen, the more easily you can distinguish individual pixels. For TVs, the distance that normal people watch from, PPI isn't really significant. Yes, 4K TVs WILL have a better PPI than 1080p TVs, but the PPI is around 100. Don't expect 300+ PPI on TVs just yet. And like I mentioned, it's not needed.
imXify  +   622d ago
The PVR of my service provider gives me a compressed 720p image. On a big screen it looks ugly but it was much better on a smaller one.

Edit : And the upscaling will be alot worse on a bigger tv.
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SilentNegotiator  +   622d ago
24 inch 4K? How would you even see the details from further than a foot away?
M-M  +   622d ago
He obviously wants his eyes glued to the TV.
KwietStorm  +   622d ago
LOL 24 inch 4K TV? What
Plagasx  +   622d ago
Is there really that big of a difference anyway between this and 1080p? I mean, something that we'll REALLY notice??
caseh  +   622d ago
Only if its designed for 4K resolutions like those demos of fish swimming about in a fish tank. :D

1080p was a funny one, people were like 'oh yah I got my 37" 1080p tv set and its epic!' without really knowing that 1080p on anything less than a 42" could barely be noticed and 1080i/720p would give pretty much the same result.
kenoh   622d ago | Spam
level 360  +   622d ago
I really don't think it's the best time to splurge on a 4K screen unless only for bragging rights..

..the mere fact that content simply isn't in place means it's just going to be sitting in the lounge.
PS4 games aren't going to be in 4K and won't be unless game developers will be able to afford time and budget to implement them.
It's going to be mostly in films that we're going to expect 4K to flourish.

Here in Australia 1080i is the highest resolution that some "true" HDTV programs have implemented with most still using only between 576i to 720p.
kenoh   622d ago | Spam
ajax17  +   622d ago
I won't need a new tv for about another 10 years anyway. I'll get one then. Of course there will be something better anyway, but whatever.

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