6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CES 2014: Sony's 85" 4K gets the full-array treatment

About Video Transcript

CES 2014: Sony's 85" 4K gets the full-array treatment

2:02 /

Shipping in 2014, Sony's biggest (and most expensive) TV boasts a super-accurate picture in a handsome package.

Hey, guys. I'm Sharon Vaknin at CES 2014, checking out Sony's flagship TV. Right next to me is the XBR-X950 4K TV. This TV has two big things going for it. For starters, it's a full array of local dimming LED, which means that individual zones can be turned off and on to control the picture and get higher quality color and brightness. Another thing is that Sony is using its Extended Dynamic Range Technology, which essentially means that you can get blacker blacks and whiter whites because remember, LCDs have the whiter whites and plasmas are the kings of the blacks. So, with this technology, Sony can get a little bit closer to those standards. Of course, 4K and all this technology might go to waste without 4K content. Well, Sony is partnering with some contact creators to get 4K to their TVs. However, until then the TV has the built-in X Reality PRO engine, which is just a fancy way of saying that it can up convert older content, lower quality content into what might be closer to 4K. It looks good but don't expect any miracles. Now, you can't ignore how good this TV looks. It does use Sony's traditional design. However, you won't see any edges on this TV. You also see a new stand which also doubles as a cord controller. So, instead of having your cords having out from the back, you can actually fish the cords for the stand for a cleaner look. The XBR-X950 comes in two sizes, 85 and 65. We don't have pricing yet but eventually it will be expensive and it comes out in spring 2014. For CNET.com, I'm Sharon Vaknin at CES 2014.

New releases

The Renault Megane 275 Trophy is a Lord of the Ring
8:56 November 27, 2014
When someone dared to take the FWD lap record at the Nürburgring away from Renault, the Frenchmen fought back. The result is the Megane...
Play video
How the Samsung Galaxy Note got its pen in CNET UK podcast 412
20:16 November 27, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Note almost came with a toothpick, we're going back to "Jurassic World", and BT has its sights on O2 -- or maybe...
Play video
Apple looks to Virtual Reality
4:55 November 26, 2014
Apple is pursuing virtual reality harder than it ever has before. The iPhone 6 can play 4K video, and the best Black Friday deals for...
Play video
Olympus E-PL7's mainstream appeal
2:24 November 26, 2014
A good interchangeable-lens series for budding enthusiasts gets better.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 093: Underwater cities, MST3K's new website, robot security guards and more
23:17 November 26, 2014
On today's show, we discuss a Japanese design firm's plans for a futuristic underwater city, the newest way to watch your favorite...
Play video
Sparing no expense, 'Jurassic World' features Gear smartwatch
2:56 November 26, 2014
Samsung products find a way into the latest "Jurassic Park" movie, Amazon launches Local Services, and Twitter tests coupon offers...
Play video
Tablet tips for traveling with kids
2:47 November 26, 2014
Learn how to use the tech you already have to entertain your kids during a long trip.
Play video
Razor scooters drive electric
1:54 November 26, 2014
Razor's small E100 and larger E300 electric scooters make for a fun ride, but don't expect much in the way of features.
Play video