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Tech Love: Best Buy Offering Sony 4K Ultra 2160p HD 3D TVs

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Best Buy has officially posted two new Sony 4K Ultra HD 3D TVs for sale, which signals the transition towards a new era of high definition eye love. 4K technology takes the current 1080p resolution and makes it look like a cathode ray tube picture by upping the ante to 2160p. The resolution of these types of TVs is insane, and it’s nearly four times more clear than regular HD sets at a 3840 x 2160 resolution size. This amounts to 8,000,000 pixels of eye sex, and the best looking picture on the market.

Unfortunately, these new 4K sets from Sony are pricey. Best Buy is offering the 55″ version for $4,999, and the 65″ set is going for $6999. Those prices are actually less than I expected, but they’re still high enough to prevent most geeks from adopting the new HD technology early.

For now I think I’ll play the waiting game and just daydream about the day when I can own an affordable 4K Ultra HD TV set. I’ve embedded some stats about the Sony 4K sets from Best Buy after the break to give you an idea of what these glorious gadgets can do. If you want to ogle over some videos of these TVs then you should check out their product page over at Best Buy’s site.

Sony 4K Ultra HD 55″ Model

Specs:Details:Description:
Warranty Terms – Parts18 months limited
Warranty Terms – Labor18 months limited
Width57-5/8″
Weight76 lbs. with stand (73 lbs. without)
TV TypeLED Flat-Panel
Screen Size Class55″
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)54-5/8″Size of the screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.
Vertical Resolution2160pMaximum number of horizontal lines (or pixels) that can be displayed from the top of the TV screen to the bottom. The greater the number of lines, the better the picture.
Screen Refresh Rate120HzThis refers to how many times per second a TV screen image is completely reconstructed. A TV with a 60Hz refresh rate means that the picture will be completely rebuilt 60 times in one second. Why is this important? Generally, the more the screen is refreshed, the smoother the images will appear.
Smart CapableYes
Instant ContentNetflix, Pandora, Skype, Facebook, YouTube
Product Height (with stand)30-3/4″
Product Height (without stand)29-1/2″
DLNAYes
HDMI Inputs4HDMI carries both digital video and audio (at resolutions up to 1080p) in a single cable. It provides the highest-quality connection between your TV and Blu-ray players, personal computers, video game consoles and more. The more inputs your TV has, the more devices you can connect directly.
USB PortYes
USB InputYes
Component Video Inputs1Connections that deliver video signals in 3 separate parts for enhanced color purity, detail and clarity. Component video connections deliver better picture quality than any other type of analog connection (RF, composite video and S-video) and are the only analog connections that support high-definition signals.
Composite Inputs2Standard video connections that deliver brightness and color information together. Composite video connections provide better picture quality than RF connections but not as good as S-video, component video, DVI and HDMI connections.
Media Card SlotNoSlot designed to accept 1 or more types of media card (aka, memory card), such as Secure Digital or CompactFlash. A device with a media card slot can access and/or store photos, audio, video and/or other files on a compatible media card.
Speakers6
V-ChipYesAllows parents to select which show ratings are appropriate for their children and block other content. Parents can override the system using a secret code.
ENERGY STAR CertifiedNoENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Mount Bracket/VESA Pattern300mm x 300mm
Aspect Ratio16:9Describes the relationship between the width and the height of a display. Standard displays are 4:3, while widescreen displays are 16:9.
Maximum Resolution3480 x 2160
Dynamic Contrast RatioMore than 1,000,000:1
PC Inputs1Inputs that allow you to connect the TV to your PC for use as a computer monitor.
RF Antenna Input1Jack for connecting an antenna to receive over-the-air television broadcasts.
Speaker LocationFront facing
Language OptionsEnglish, French, Spanish
Sleep TimerYesAllows you to set the device to turn on (alarm) or off (sleep) after a specific amount of time.
Channel LabelingYes
Headphone JacksYesOutputs that allow the connection of headphones using 1/8″ (mini) or 1/4″ (phone) jacks.
Simulated SurroundYes(Also referred to as virtual surround.) A sound feature that mimics the surround sound experience using only 2 speakers.
Ethernet PortYes
3D-ReadyYes
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)237What you might pay to run the product for a year, based on its electricity use and the national average cost of energy. The cost appears on labels for all models and brands, so you can compare energy just like you would price or other features.
Estimated Yearly Operating Cost$27What you might pay to run the product for a year, based on its electricity use and the national average cost of energy. The cost appears on labels for all models and brands, so you can compare energy just like you would price or other features.

 

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.