Sony launches first 4K Ultra HD Media Player


During 2013’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), electronics giant Sony promised a 4K media player to consumers. On July 1, 2013, the company announced that the device is ready and is all set to be ordered by customers. The company also said that there will be more content for the device in the fall 2013.


The FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD media player device by Sony can now be ordered online for $699 and it will be launched in the stores on July 15, 2013. 4K is also known as the Ultra HD, which is the description for resolution that is four times greater than the 1080p resolution. This can be found on many of the HD TVs today. The 4K media player also feeds the 4K content to the 4K TVs of Sony.

Due to high pricing of the 4K media player of Sony, the company is also throwing in 10 free 4K Ultra HD feature films. Moreover, buyers of the Sony X900A 4K Ultra HD TV will get a $200 off on the media player price. The TV owners can also check online to see if the 4K TV qualifies for access to the premium 4K movie content of Sony.

For those who adopted the ultra HD technology early on, the lack of 4K content has been a problem.