Like we said before…start saving your pennies.

Sony's incredible new 84-inch XBR-84X90 high-definition TV has super high definition, registering at 3840 x 2160 resolution, which is four full times the pixels of what we call "full HD" now (1080p). It also boasts 3D, a virtual 5.1 surround sound field and online connectivity via the Sony Entertainment Network.

So what's the retail price? Did you guess? Are you about right? According to a new CVG report , this wicked piece of technology can be pre-ordered now; it's scheduled to arrive in the US in November. It seems obvious to many that Sony will utilize the new PlayStation to help bring this ridiculous tech into the homes of more people but to start, the price tag is a tad…prohibitive: $25,000.

Oh come on, it's not that bad. I remember some time ago, wandering into a TV store and seeing one of the first high-definition TVs for $30,000. I remember thinking, "yeah, can't get much better than that." And you know, we all have to stop saying things like that.

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Zemus101
Zemus101
8 years ago

I also remember something like …10 years ago? Am I way off? Seeing HDTV's for $10,000. Time flies.

Simcoe
Simcoe
8 years ago

I too remember seeing those first 46" or 50" 720p HD plasma's back in 2001 or 2002 retailing for $9999!

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
8 years ago

yep, those Pioneers Kuros.

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

You guys are absolutely right, but it was actually more recent for me. I think it was 2004 when I still saw plasma hd TVs at Magnolia in the high thousands.

Pioneer Kuros was definitely among them. They're non-existence now.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
8 years ago

Wait, 4 full times of normal HD?

Wow, and I thought it was only twice the current full HD…I'm blown away by this. By the price, too.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Counted in total amount of pixels it's four times as many.

1920 × 1080 = ca 2.1 mill pixels
3840 × 2160 = ca 8.3 mill pixels


Last edited by Beamboom on 9/7/2012 1:03:18 AM

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

I like to call it 2160p rather than 4k to avoid confusion. I'm assuming they're calling it 4k for marketing reasons.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

What, no pre-order incentives?????

hell, at that price, at least throw in a free PS3 or Vita to the earliest of all adapters.

THEVERDIN
THEVERDIN
8 years ago

And a. Harley

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
8 years ago

As long as I am human that TV is pointless. The human eye is only capable of so much. When they start making us into cyborgs I'd consider this. Plus, last time I checked there is only around four 4k movies in existence and no game is going to be able to coming close to taking advantage of this so other than bragging rights, what's the point?

556pineapple
556pineapple
8 years ago

I don't think we've truly discovered what the human body is capable of perceiving. 44.1k was determined as the sample rate for CDs based on information saying anything higher would be imperceptible to us, yet CDs lack some nuances that analog and hi-res digital recordings have. Same goes for 24 fps, and 60Hz refresh rates. 120Hz looks so much more fluid than than 60.

Also, when Sony said the PS3 had a blu-ray drive, it wasn't even a sure thing that blu-ray would win the format war. Sony is always thinking ahead and trying to create incentives for the public to adopt newer technologies. This is a tad ridiculous right now, but there will be early adopters that will push for more 4k movies, and more TVs like it. When that happens, the prices will come down.


Last edited by 556pineapple on 9/6/2012 10:46:36 PM

Cuetes
Cuetes
8 years ago

The future my friend……that's the point.
I'm for anything that pushes the industry further. It may seem pointless but this is the only way you get to be the tip of the spear.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

My assumption is that the amount of games the PS4 will be able to run at full resolution will be just about the same number as the amount of games on the PS3 that is running in full HD. Ergo practically none (with a very few honorable exceptions).

But just as the PS3 has been able to playback movies in glorious full HD since day one (and may I remind you that was before most had a full HD TV, and most movies were still only released on DVD), so will the PS4 be able to do the same for the next generation.

It really makes sense in the bigger scheme of things.


Last edited by Beamboom on 9/7/2012 1:11:32 AM

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
8 years ago

watching something in 120hz or especially 200hz is just a tv manufacturers gimmick though… Especially when it comes to film, it's adding in artificial frames and motion. If your screen can handle it a bluray should display at 24hz.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
8 years ago

Sorry Sony, too expensive.

556pineapple
556pineapple
8 years ago

Gotta take care of student loans first. Unless I produce a multi-platinum album right out of school, this will have to wait.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Good news for rich folks in big living rooms I guess! Just think of 4-player coop in PS4.

chilker
chilker
8 years ago

I didn't even think of that! That's like having 4 1080p TVs to play co-op with!

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

With 4k resolution and 84 inch of screen size, I guess split screen won't be a problem either.

homura
homura
8 years ago

I will buy a PS4 first then wait for this TV to have a massive price drop before buying.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

I would think that this would be where 3D games will really shine, because the 3D effects will be in FULL 1080 instead of them having to be cut down to 1/2 as they are now.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 9/7/2012 1:30:37 AM

homura
homura
8 years ago
Ydobon
Ydobon
8 years ago

Why do I have this weird feeling now that the ps4 is going to be super expensive…

wackazoa
wackazoa
8 years ago

Remember that battlefield simulator last year ? The one where you get shot if youy get shot in game, where your motion is tracked by the floor. This should come with that.

SuMtOnE
SuMtOnE
8 years ago

wish my house were BIGGER =(

JSwayze
JSwayze
8 years ago

Money is no object

JROD0823
JROD0823
8 years ago

My prediction of a $15,599 retail announcement by Kaz Hirai wasn't too bad after all.

@SuMtOnE,
Wish my bank account was bigger, lol.

Maybe I need to try harder at becoming a rapper, then I would be able to afford that beautiful super hdtv.


Last edited by JROD0823 on 9/8/2012 11:09:08 PM

zard
zard
8 years ago

I don't understand why they do this. Our eyes cannot see better than 1080p. We will not be able to see a difference.