Sony Bows 84" 4K TV

Sony’s launched its new XBR-84X900 84-inch diagonal LED edge-lit LCD set at its CEDIA EXPO 2012 press conference. With a native 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), it can display native 4K material at 24Hz or 30Hz, or upscale 2K sources to 4K. With its passive 3D glasses, it can also produce a full 2K 3D resolution to each eye (passive glasses in a 2K 3D set reduce the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 source to 1920 x 540). The set looked spectacular and will be available at selected Sony stores in November for $25,000.

Sony also announced two new flagship XBR-HX950 LCD flat panels: 55-inches ($4500) and 65-inches ($5500). The sets offer full LED backlighting with local dimming and are available now.

notabadname's picture

This is what I have been waiting for. Passive 3D with no compromise - FULL HD and bright with no battery powered glasses.

I truly believe this will be the 3D tech to win the race. $125, heavy, 3D glasses that need charging are doomed - I hope. This is the "theater experience" for the home.

Now if only they had made it backlit on the 84 incher, with local dimming.

Mr. Mxyzptlk's picture

Just FYI, the Sony website lists the price of the new 55" XBR950 as $3500 not $4500. Nice sets though.

Jarod's picture

I am in love

Traveler's picture

Will edge lighting really work on such a large screen?