Sony Takes its First Step in Offering 4K Ultra HD Content in The Home

6:00 AM PST 11/29/2012 by Carolyn Giardina

An Ultra HD video player, pre-loaded with 10 4K features including "The Amazing Spider-Man," will come bundled with Sony’s new 84-inch 4K TV.

Sony Electronics plans to offer a bonus to those who purchase its new $25,000 84-inch 4K LED TV.

Owners of this 4K—or “Ultra HD” as it is now being called—television in the U.S. will receive a loaned Ultra HD video player, which is a hard-disc server that connects to the TV and will come pre-loaded with 4K resolution movies and short form videos. It also includes a Sony Xperia Tablet S, which serves as a remote control through an app.

Pre-loaded onto the player will be 10 features—a combination of new releases and restored classics—offered in 4K. They are 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 and The Bridge on the River Kwai.

In addition, the player comes pre-loaded with 4K video shorts, including Red Bull Media House’s The Athlete Machine: Red Bull Kluge and four acoustic performances of songs from Red Bull Records’ Heaven’s Basement’s new record, Filthy Empire.

Sony plans to update the players periodically with new titles.

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