With RedShark's 4K month just two weeks away, 3NET Studios, a joint venture owned by Sony, Discovery and IMAX, has announced that its initial slate of TV series and specials will include the first ever 4K television series: Space.
Well, this is fascinating.
Revealed in Sony's blog is not just that the Sony Bravia 4K 84" TV will upscale HD to 4K using a dedicated chipset (that's not surprising) but that it will come with what Sony describes as "the world's first 4K Ultra HD delivery solution, complete with pre-loaded, native entertainment". This will include "full length feature Hollywood productions".
For several years now Sony has seen a disappointing trend where its position as the maker of choice for quality TVs has been eroded by Korean electronics giants, to the point where it has struggled to retain almost any traction in this ultra-competitive marketplace
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While PlayStation 4 is the headline act for November launch here and in America, Sony's home territory will be first with a very different gaming/multi-media device. Priced 9,954 yen with tax (about $100 USD or £64), PS Vita TV will arrive on November 14 and at a raw technology level simply crushes Apple's hardware. K. Stewart reports for RedShark
Sony was in a difficult position when they presented their press conference today at the Mirage Ballroom in Las Vegas. They've already announced their F5 and F55 4K cameras in October last year (they've already sold 2000 of them) , and no-one was really expecting any ground-breaking news from them today. But that doesn't mean that the content of the news conference wasn't important, because the underlying seismic movement towards 4K was solidified by a few of the more subtle comments
Last week we wrote about our tour of Sony's Pencoed factory, one of the very few places where Sony cameras are made outside of Japan