Super high-resolution TV on its way to the UK but how much it will cost remains a mystery
Sony's newly announced 84 inch 4K TV is a substantial piece of kit and it will be available in the UK before the end of the year.
With a resolution of 3840 by 2160 the Bravia 4KTV is the latest in an ever-growing list of super-HD sets. And just when you thought you had the best picture possible. Pixels are impossible to distinguish, even at eye-achingly close proximity, with Sony squeezing in 52 pixels per inch. The viewing angle was also impressive, with the picture maintaining its colour and clarity well.
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The Bravia 4K also has ten built-in speakers mounted on either side of the screen to provide sound better suited for such a large screen.
At a demonstration on its stand Sony showed the TV being used to convert standard HD footage into 4K footage, with the so-called up-scaling doing an impressive job of improving the picture quality.
In another demonstration Sony showed the Bravia 4K being used to play a two-player racing game. Rather than being split-screen, by using special glasses the TV was able to display a different image to each player depending on where they were sitting.
While impressive, the Sony Bravia 4K won't come cheap. While no pricing has been announced, sets of this kind run into thousands of pounds each. Then there's the problem of content; there is very little 4K footage available.
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