Sony has already launched three 4K Ultra HD TVs, including the 84-inch XBR-84X900, 65-inch XBR-65X900A and 55-inch XBR-55X900A. In order to fully utilize these TVs to enjoy super high resolution 4K content, you may also need to get the company’s FMP-X1 4K media player.
Coming in Summer, the $699 round box comes pre-loaded with 10 feature films and video shorts in true 4K resolution, including Bad Teacher, Battle: Los Angeles, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Karate Kid (2010), Salt, Taxi Driver, That’s My Boy, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Other Guys and Total Recall (2012). It also provides access to a fee-based video service offering a library of 4K titles, will be launched in fall. Sony’s 4K player has built-in hard drive for storing the 4K movies and supports network connectivity. It also has a USB 3.0 port and a SD card slot for playing from external devices.
The FMP-X1, in fact, is not Sony’s first 4K player. The company has released a loan unit 4K player for the 84X900 last year and users of the old player can exchange that device for the new FMP-X1 when the 4K video service is launched in fall.