Sony has announced pricing information for its ultra definition television, saying that it will set you back $25,000 (£16,000) and you can hand that over to the Japanese electronics maker now, because the 4K TV is up for pre-order already, expected to arrive in November.
The 84-inch XBR-84X900 has a 3840 x 2160 resolution, four times the pixel real estate of current generation HDTVs. While there are no streams that can currently support such a high resolution – perhaps certain games through Valve’s Big Screen feature – but you could watch multiple channels like Marty McFly, all in HD?
The new Bravia screen will also support smart features like internet connectivity and up to 5.1 surround sound and 3D. Whether this last feature will really matter in the future of it the fad will have ended remains to be seen.
While uptake of these sort of televisions is expected to be quite slow initially, as the price begins to come down, it’s thought that Sony will use its next-generation PlayStation 4 console – that will likely support very high resolutions – to help sell more of the displays.