Sony - New 4K BRAVIA with "4K X-Reality PRO" high picture quality engine

Sony - New 4K BRAVIA included "4K X-Reality PRO" high picture quality engine


Sony's new 4K BRAVIA LCD TV "X8500A series" (65inch, 55inch) will be out on October 19. It's BRAVIA's 5th 4K TV.

"X8500A series" features Sony's high picture quality engine "4K X-Reality PRO" that converts images into 4K quality and "TRILUMINOS Display" that brings out vivid colors.

2.1ch 2-way bass reflex speakers, have been built-in at the bottom of the screen - moved from their position on the sides in the previous model, reducing the size of the TV by 20 cm.  The speakers are assisted by 2 tweeters, 2 woofers and 1 assist woofer.

Sony said that they consciously developed the "X8500A series" to attract customers who are interested in or already own a home theater system. They recommend their sound bar "HT-ST7" and "HT-ST3" (sold separately) to use with "X8500A series".

65 inch "KD-65X8500A"
Price: ¥670,000
Size (without a stand): 147.8×86.3×6.4cm
Weight: 37.5kg

55 inch "KD-55X8500A"
Price: ¥420,000
Size (without a stand): 125.9×74.0×5.9cm
Weight: 26.8kg



Related Articles

Yoriko Takahashi - February 19, 2014

Sony has just announced that they are going to release the flagship model HDR-AS100V of their digital HD video camera recorder Action Cam series on March 14.

Reno J. Tibke - January 11, 2014

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! -

This week, well, they say dancing around screaming “I TOLD YOU SO!” isn’t very polite, but we will because SCHAFT Robotics' co-founder publicly declared J-startup culture moribund and is building his own investment fund, Nintendo pwned some patent trolls, and maybe, just maybe, SONY LIVES!

• • •

Sony just announced that 4K compliant compact Handycam FDR-AX100, unveiled at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, will be released in Japan on March 14. It's a quarter of the size of their currently-sold 4K Handycam FDR-AX1, and the price is about ¥200,000 cheaper as well.

Sony Life Space UX -
At this month’s Life Space UX event held at Sony’s Ginza headquarters here in Tokyo, AkihabaraNews was treated to a behind-the-scenes look at what Sony’s planning for our digital living space of the future
Sony has developed an innovative display module that transforms your eyewear into a wearable device. By attaching the display module to your eyewear and putting them on, you will get a sub-window displayed in front of you without blocking your site. Sony will show it at the 2015 International CES.

Sony announced that they are going to release the new mirrorless camera α7S for about ¥230,000 on June 20 in Japan.

The main features of the α7S are that it's able to shoot 4K videos and also able to shoot ultra-high sensitivity ISO range up to 409600.

Sony is going to release the new Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V for about ¥51,000 on April 4.

DSC-HX400V features an effective 20.4 MP 1/2.3 inch Exmor R CMOS sensor, image processor BIONZ X (same as the ones used for their mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera "α7" series), and optical 50X Carl Zeiss Vario-SonnarT* lens (equivalent to 24-1200mm in 35mm format). It also has GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi functions, Multi Interface Shoe (MIS) and 0.2 inch electric view finder (20.1M dots) and tiltable 3-inch LCD monitor (0.92M dots).

Yoriko Takahashi - March 24, 2014

Sony revealed that they are going to release an Evangelion model of their portable audio player WALKMAN F series.

There are no specifics out yet except that it will be a high-resolution audio player from the WALKMAN F series, and that it will possibly be based on the WALKMAN F880.

Sony will start accepting advance orders in late April. To those who want to purchase it, Sony will provide updates and a release schedule by email and people can register for the service on a special website for the Evangelion model.


Sony 4K Projector -
This is Sony's vision of the interactive, intuitive, omni-utilitarian projection screen-covered living space of the future they hope to sell us, and although most of the concepts they showed were just that, we're kinda ready to start throwing cash in their direction now.

Yoriko Takahashi - April 25, 2014

Sony is now providing free repairs for their 11.6-inch full HD transformable tablet PC VAIO Fit 11A, released in February.

It was found that a defect occurs in its battery pack: there is a chance to burn the PC when the battery pack is overheated. As of April 23, Sony received 4 burnout reports so far both domestically and abroad.

The free repairs apply to the following 3 models:

REVIEW: Sony AX100 4K Handycam (VIDEO; GALLERY)
The FDR-AX100 was the first consumer (provided those consumers were well off) camcorder that squeezed both a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor (same one as the RX100) and the ability to shoot 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video into a compact-ish body. Does it work? It’s a Sony! BUT, there were a few catches...

Sony Mobile Communications unveiled their new vision for wearable technology called SmartWear Experience, and as a part of the related service, they introduced a life activities logging application called Lifelog, a small device called Core that enables data collection for application use, and a waterproof wristband style device called SmartBand SWR10.

Sony's new Android 4.4 smartphone - Xperia ZL2 - will be released by au by KDDI as Xperia ZL2 SOL25 at the end of this month in Japan.