Sony's 4K download service starts - with prices

Written by David Shapton

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Ever since the launch of it’s flagship 84 inch 4K Bravia, Sony has promised a 4K downloading service. Now it’s here, and we know the prices

Some of the new 4K televisions are so nicely made that you almost don’t have to switch them on to enjoy them. But if you do that, you’ll be missing out on the best pictures ever seem in the living room.

But how do you get 4K content?

New download content

Sony's 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X1) comes with a small repertoire of 4K films already on board, but you’ll soon work your way through those. And when you do - you can try out the new download service.

Called Video Unlimited 4K, the service starts with 70 films and TV shows available, including After Earth and Elysium.

Pricing is interesting. Individual TV episodes are $3.99, and feature films start at $7.99 for a 24 hour rental or $29.99 for an outright purchase.

Sony's 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X1) can access, download, store and play back 4K content from Video Unlimited. It has a 2TB hard drive and ca store up to 50 feature films in 4K resolution. It’s expandable by connecting an external USB hard drive.

Tags: Studio & Broadcast

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