JVC hitches 85-inch carriage to its 4K choo-choo train

JVC has announced its 85-inch DM85UXR 4K TV will be available in January 2015 for $7,999.

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JVC has announced availability of its 85-inch 4K TV the DM85UXR, offering twice the dimming zones of its smaller 65-inch television.

The UHD DM85UXR sports 64 dimming zones compared with the DM65USR's 32, which should mean better control of contrasting material.

The TV contains JVC's 4K upscaling engine in addition to JVC-TV's CrystalMotion Pro motion compensation engine, topping out at a claimed 240HZ.

The television includes five HDMI ports, four of which are HDMI 2.0- and HDCP 2.2-compatible, which JVC says offers better future-proofing once 4K Blu-rays and the like hit the market.

The DM85UXR comes packaged with the Roku Streaming Stick, which currently serves up over 1,500 channels. Additional extras include built-in Wi-Fi and a double-sided QWERTY remote.

But panels at this size don't come cheap -- the DM85UXR is four times the price of the 65-inch at a total of $7,999. Expect it to hit stores and online just before the big game in late January.

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