4K tv Stories May 13, 2016

This has got to be one of Samsung’s most beautiful creations in the TV space. Meet the 9500 series 65-inch Curved SHUD TV and it’s basically a work of art. Though not the cheapest option, it’s a great looking TV, but you can also find some pretty sweet deals on other curved Samsung TVs here

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4K tv Stories August 27, 2013

Sony and Samsung have both dropped $1000 or more on their latest 4K TV sets. Although still pretty pricey, this certainly brings the TVs down to a much more affordable number.

The 55-Inch offerings from both companies see a $1000 price drop, bringing Sony’s XBR-55X900A down to $4000 and the Samsung UN55F9000 down to $4500. The massive 65-Inchers see an even deeper price cut. At around $1500 cheaper now, Sony’s 65-Inch XBR-65X900A is now $5500 and Samsung’s UN65F9000 is now down to $6000. The best part, Amazon has matched and slightly beat the new prices from the Samsung and Sony stores.

While still a hefty price tag, and certainly more expensive than Seiki’s 50-Inch 4K option, it is nice to see these brand name options starting to come down. Although 4K content might be a little hard to come by at the moment, Sony has released a new 4K media player filled with ultra hi res movies and Apple has included 4K support in the new Mac Pro.

Sony XBR-65X900A 65-Inch 4K TV: $5500 Sony XBR-55X900A 55-Inch 4K TV: $4000

Samsung UN65F9000 65-Inch 4K TV: $6000 Samsung UN55F9000 55-Inch 4K TV: $4500

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4K tv Stories July 11, 2013

Amazon is offering the Seiki Digital 50″ 4K Ultra HDTV 120Hz LED (SE50UY04) for $966 with free shipping. A total savings of 36% off the MSRP of $1,500 and a solid $338 below the average selling price. Everyone could always agree that 4K displays are beautiful, but the knock against them has always been the lack of compatible content. That is changing. Sony released a 4K media player chock full of movies and Apple announced future 4K compatibly for the Mac Pro. Seiki recently hit the consumer electronics scene and blew everyone away with their low prices. Naturally this made some people skeptical, but Gizmodo got a hold of one of their units and they were impressed.

We got a chance to watch 4K content on Seiki’s 3840 x 2160, 120Hz LED beast for about 30 minutes today, and it was totally breathtaking. Much of the footage was stock 4K so, you know, it was amazing and perfectly shot and calibrated. But even with that knowledge in mind my brain was bombed by the clarity and detail of the picture. It’s hard to get over the thrill of squinting at a TV up close and not seeing a pixel or a blur.

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4K tv Stories July 3, 2013

There has been a recent wave of 4K capable devices hitting the market, we’ve even seen some deals on these ultra HD sets, but the public has been (rightfully so) hesitant to jump onboard due to a lack of 4K content.  Now, Sony is doing their best to nullify that argument by bringing their first 4K Media Player to market this week.

This player comes packed with 10 high resolution movie titles so buyers can start instantly showing off their new TVs.  Movie titles include: The Amazing Spider-Man, Taxi Driver, Bad Teacher, and more. Backing up their promise to deliver more 4K content, Sony plans to launch a Video Unlimited program to serve full-length 4K movies and TV shows directly to the player’s built-in 2TB hard drive. The FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player sells for $700 and is available for shipment now from Amazon.  Sony 4K TV owners can save $200 on this player by submitting this form.sony-4k-TV-ultrahd

Further helping the proliferation of 4K, Apple has announced that the new Mac Pro will support 4K monitors.  Like this ASUS 31.5″ 4K monitor, now available for preorder.

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