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Monday, July 28, 2014

Sony Bravia 4K TV launched in the Philippines (with price details)

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Sony Philippines unveiled the latest 2014 tv line up featuring the all new 4K technology in their Sony Bravia units. The 4K tech gives 3x more HD in the latest Sony Bravia, added with the 4K X-Reality PRO, TRILIMUNIOS Display, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO technology, ClearAudio+™, Long Duct Speakers, Bass Reflex Box Speaker, Social Viewing, internet capabilities, webcam, and One-Flick Remote.

It’s a beautiful tv set that will bring great contrast, brightest and realism, the super high resolution that was shot using a 4K camera helps provide great personal content for Sony Bravia 4K users and owners, I believe that this is the real future of TV, by having the highest resolution as possible and no fancy features. The 4K content will start roll out next and I’m interested to see how they will bring more DVD content shot or converted in 4K resolution.

via their news release – “Taking off from their initial launch of the very exclusive 84-inch 4K TV two years ago, Sony now offers a more dynamic range of this experience by introducing five new screen sizes fit for any type of personality and budget. This year, Sony is bringing to the market its X9000B Series available in an 85-inch screen size and its X8500B Series available in 70-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch and 49-inch screen sizes. All are capable to deliver the highest picture quality”

I’ve seen it upclose, I’ve seen its performance and all I can say is that if Santa Claus is real, I will add this to my Christmas list.

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“For years, Sony has continuously worked to provide the most immersive home entertainment experience for its customers. With 4K’s promise of clearer and sharper picture quality, we guarantee that our TVs depict images in such amazing detail, making them seem close to reality. We aspire to change the way people watch television and elevate the home entertainment experience,” said Nobuyoshi Otake, President and Managing Director, Sony Philippines.

Mr. Otake is the new President and Managing Director for Sony Philippines, he said that he stays here in the Philippines in less than a month, and have experience the wrath of Typhoon Glenda and also some earthquakes, as he said, the country is just like what he felt too in Japan.

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Here they explained that if you shot a content in a 4K camera, you can enjoy the 4K resolution via the new SONY Bravia 4K TV.

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Ms. Issa Litton hosted the Sony Bravia 4K Launch

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Ms. CJ Deacosta, Marketing officer for Home entertainment of Sony Philippines shared to us an overview of how the 4K tech works and how we can enjoy it.


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they said that 4K is 3X more HD

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4K content can be produced by using Sony’s gadgets like the FDR-AX1, FDR-AX100 and the Sony Experia Z2. Yes, a smartphone can now produce 4K content for your 4K TV.

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X9500B Series 4K TV
· The reference standard in 4K Ultra HD
· Immersive 4K Ultra HD picture quality with four times the resolution and clarity of Full HD 1080p
· X-tended Dynamic Range® PRO driven by direct LED arrays delivers brilliant picture quality
· 4K X-Reality™ PRO picture engine for best picture from any source
· TRILUMINOS™ Display for breathtaking color, clarity and detail
· Motionflow™ XR 960 produces lifelike movement
· HDMI 2.0 and 4K 60p with newly developed HEVC codec for support of future 4K content
· ClearAudio+ Digital Sound Processing (DSP) with S-Force Front Surround projects clear vocals and wide sound range (optional subwoofer SWF-BR100)
· Built-in Wi-Fi for streaming connectivity, including Sony Entertainment Network™
· Screen Mirroring via NFC OneTouch Mirroring
· MHL 3.0-enabled for mirroring second screens
· 3D capable with 2 pairs of glasses included
· Screen sizes include 85-inch class (85X9500B)

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X8500B Series 4K TV
· Brilliant colors, unprecedented 4K quality
· Immersive 4K Ultra HD picture quality delivering four times the resolution and clarity of Full HD 1080p
· 4K X-Reality™ PRO picture engine for best picture from any source
· TRILUMINOS™ Display for breathtaking color, clarity and detail
· Motionflow™ XR 240 produces lifelike movement
· ClearAudio+ Digital Sound Processing (DSP) with S-Force Front Surround projects clear vocals and wide sound range (optional subwoofer)
· HDMI 2.0 and 4K 60p with newly developed HEVC codec for support of future 4K content
· Built-in Wi-Fi for streaming connectivity, including Sony Entertainment Network™
· Screen Mirroring via NFC OneTouch Mirroring
· MHL 3.0-enabled for mirroring second screens
· 3D capable with 2 pairs of glasses included
· Screen sizes include 70-inch class (70X8500B), 65-inch class (65X8500B), 55-inch class (55X8500B), and 49-inch class (49X8500B)
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Sony Comparison Chart


MODELS Series X9500B X8500B X8500B
Screen Size 85" 70" 65" 55" 49"
PICTURE Display Resolution 4K 4K 4K
Colour technology X-tended Dynamic Range Pro

Picture Engine 4K X-Reality PRO 4K X-Reality PRO 4K X-Reality PRO
Motionflow TM XR Motionflow 960 Motionflow 240 Motionflow 240
3D Active Active Passive
SOUND Type of speaker Long Duct Speaker Long Duct Speaker Bass Reflex Box Speaker
Audio Technology Clear Audio + Clear Audio + Clear Audio +
Audio Output 2.2 ch 10W+ 10W+ 10W+10W 2.2ch, 10W+ 10W 2.2ch, 10W+ 10W
Availability October August August- 65" 55"
September- 49"

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Sony Philippines introduces their partner directors that were invited to use a 4K gadget, like the camera and the smartphone. Directors Raz Dela Torre, Nico Faustino, Dino Narciso, and Paul Macasaet were there at the event to showcase their 4K content video that was shot and produce for this event, they shot the video without audio and then the music was provided live and performed live by the Sonata Strings group.

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My favorite of all 4K produced content is done by Nico Faustino, he used a Sony Xperia Z2 to shoot food porn videos, all videos is in 4K and the food is like popping out of the screen as we watch it from the media table.

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Film director and talented scriptwriter Raz De La Torre’s film piece was shot using the Sony’s 4K Handycam FDR-AX1 and AX100. The short film depicted nature in its barest elements. “With innovations like 4K technology, the stories that I create will be provided a medium on which they are appreciated the way I intended it for my audience. In 4K resolution, the images of my stories are displayed in a quality that's unparalleled by past technologies. Cinematography is better able to evoke mood with expanded shades of colours and the astonishing range of contrast. All this amplifies the ability of the filmmaker to tell his story because the images push the narrative with better effectiveness,” De La Torre said.

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Film directors and Sony Philippines

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Are you ready for a 4K TV ??

here’s the price guide for your reference, I went to a near by appliance center store and asked about the Sony Bravia 4K TV, they said that you can order it in advance.

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55” – PHP 222, 299 (less PHP 22, 300 if paid to cash)

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65” – PHP 333,399 (less PHP 33,400 if paid to cash)


DEMO AREA
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Here’s the fun portion of the event – demo area and comparison to BRAND S
here they showed to us a Street Map view with the Sony Bravia 4K TV, the street and resolution is good vs. Brand S dirty resolution (I call it dirty because there’s a lot of black smudges on the street map) I guess the 4K TV did a great job in converting the street map into its best resolution.

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Color comparison
left: Sony Bravia 4K TV vs. right: Brand S

left: Sony shows the real colors of those peppers
right: Brand S didn’t showed the real color but provided a saturated color on screen

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We also got a chance to try this One Flick Remote, there are few buttons, and to operate this is to flick, swipe and tap – just like a smartphone.

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Sony Bravia 4K TV and a PS4 NBA Game.
yeahhh this tv fooled me… I thought I was watching a recorded NBA game, but it’s a 3D CGI game from PS4. It displays super realistic images when you play a game.

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Another awesome part is the sound quality of the Sony Bravia 4K. They didn’t installed any speakers to the TV and they just used the Sony Bravia 4K TV’s own speaker.


Don’t miss out on this experience as the new Bravia 4K line will be made available in Sony Centres and Authorized Dealers beginning this August. For more information visit www.sony.com.ph, like facebook.com/SonyPhilippines, or follow twitter.com/SonyPHinc


below are my photo gallery from the Sony Bravia 4K launch

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The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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