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Sony's Pre-Packaged 4K Ultra HD Content for XBR-84X900 Revealed!

By November 29, 2012

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In a recent post, I reported that Sony was going to provide some pre-packaged 4K content to consumers who purchased their new XBR-84X900 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV, and I speculated on whether the content would provided via an add-one hard drive, or new type of disc player.

Well, Sony has now confirmed that the mystery content delivery system is, indeed, a hard drive-based 4K Ultra HD video player that includes not just a few selected cuts or trailers from a few films, but ten full length films, as well as some additional shorts that will provide hours of 4K viewing enjoyment.

The films and shorts include:

The Amazing Spiderman

Total Recall (2012)

The Karate Kid (2010)

Salt

Battle Los Angeles

The Other Guys

Bad Teacher

That's My Boy

Taxi Driver

Bridge on the River Kwai

The Athlete Machine: Red Bull Kluge(Short)

Heaven's Basement - Filthy Empire (four music videos)

Also, Sony has stated that the hard drive can be updated with new content. However, whether the updated or added content will be free or require some sort of subscription fee is not known. It is also not known if the video player, or the content, is compatible with other 4K TVs now available, or coming to market going forward. Answers to these questions may be answered at the forthcoming CES, where Sony will be spotlighting its 4K products.

I definitely have to give Sony some "creds" on this move, as it may help spur a faster adoption curve for the 4K Ultra TV market, but that $25,000 price for the TV has to come down.

For more details, read the official Sony Announcement. Photo © and provided by Sony Corporation of America

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