Bear in mind Blu-ray? Whereas streaming companies could also be hitting 4K decision nowadays, there’s nothing like bodily media for the highest quality visuals, and Sony‘s UBP-X800 4K Extremely HD Blu-ray Participant is pulling out all of the stops. Hitting pre-sale at this time, it’s the corporate’s first 4K Extremely HD mannequin, and joins a set of brand-new TVs from the corporate which might be additionally hoping you open your pockets.

Along with Extremely HD there’s Excessive Dynamic Vary (HDR) assist, and colour area BT2020. Meaning twice the colour vary of your present Blu-ray participant, together with as much as 100x the dynamic vary. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio are supported with a suitable receiver, whereas Sony’s personal Precision HD drive helps legacy codecs like DVD, CD, Tremendous Audio CD, and Blu-ray 3D.

It’s not nearly bodily media, thoughts. There’s a USB for plugging in drives and taking part in digital recordsdata, and the UBP-X800 has been arrange for streaming, too. Later within the yr there’ll be an replace for Netflix 4K streaming, and different companies are supported out of the field too. The participant itself can upscale normal dynamic vary and HD content material to “close to 4K” decision, Sony says, and there’s a particular Sony algorithm for brightness and colour gradation while you pair the participant with a 4K TV.

Must you be available in the market for a type of too, Sony want to be your first port of name as effectively. The corporate’s new 4K HDR Extremely HD televisions, the XBR-X800E, XBR-X850E, XBR-X900E and the XBR-X930E/XBR-X940E sequence, are up for pre-sale at this time as effectively, all working Android TV with 4K streaming from Sony Photos House Leisure’s ULTRA service, and PlayStation Vue assist. There’s additionally the Google Assistant, managed from the microphone-equipped distant management, which might search, reply questions, lookup media, and management sensible house units like linked lights.

Prime of the road are the XBR-X930E/XBR-X940E sequence, spanning 55- to 75-inches, that are constructed round Sony’s 4K HDR Processor X1 Excessive picture engine. That helps HDR10, HLG1, and – by the top of 2017 – Dolby Imaginative and prescient for HDR. Their TRILUMINOS Show guarantees wider pallet colour mapping, together with a discount of banding and fewer noise. Sony Motionflow guarantees to do the identical for decreasing movement artifacts in fast-moving scenes. Additionally they use a a lot slimmer backlighting system that, although narrower, can ship extra exact backlighting, and there’s native 4K upscaling.

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Subsequent down the tree is the Sony XBR-900E Sequence, in 49- to 75-inch sizes, which nonetheless will get 4K after all and helps HDR and 4K upscaling. It has a full-array native dimming and backlighting system, for 5x the distinction vary of a typical LED set, plus TRILUMINOS Show, 4K HDR Tremendous Bit Mapping, Motionflow XR, and 4K X-Actuality PRO. On the entry-level for the 4K units are the Sony XBR-800E/XBR-X850E Sequence, supplied from 43- to 75-inches.

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The Sony UBP-X800 is priced at $299.99 and can hit shops in March. As for the TVs, they’re priced from $999.99 for the most affordable XBR-43X800E, as much as $7,499.99 for the XBR-75X940E with its whopping 75-inch show. Full particulars for all of the TVs under:

4K HDR TV Extremely HD Fashions and Costs

XBR-75X940E, 75″ class (74.5″ diagonal), $7,499.99 MSRP
XBR-65X930E, 65″ class (64.5″ diagonal), $three,999.99 MSRP
XBR-55X930E, 55″ class (54.6″ diagonal), $three,299.99 MSRP
XBR-75X900E, 75″ class (74.5″ diagonal), $5,999.99 MSRP
XBR-65X900E, 65″ class (64.5″ diagonal), $three,299.99 MSRP
XBR-55X900E, 55″ class (48.5″ diagonal), $2,399.99 MSRP
XBR-49X900E, 49″ class (48.5″ diagonal), $1,699.99 MSRP
XBR-75X850E, 75″ class (74.5″ diagonal), $four,999.99 MSRP
XBR-65X850E, 65″ class (64.5″ diagonal), $2,499.99 MSRP
XBR-55X800E, 55″ class (54.6″ diagonal), $1,899.99 MSRP
XBR-49X800E, 49″ class (48.5″ diagonal), $1,zero99.99 MSRP
XBR-43X800E, 43″ class (42.5″ diagonal), $999.99 MSRP