Sony has today unveiled a Kshs. 3.5 million worthy 84-inch Bravia LED television at the Laico Regency Hotel, in Nairobi. We all thought LG's was expensive at Kshs. 1.8 million when it was launched last week.
Well the 84-inch Bravia LED joins LG in this screen size, which is the latest huge television from Sony, compared to its predecessor the 65-inch HX950.
Sony's Bravia 84-inch TV boasts of a 4K (3840 by 2160) LED panel that consists of 8.29 megapixels and a proprietary 4K X- Reality PRO super resolution high - picture engine. This engine is capable of reproducing any content with different resolutions - such as movies, photographs and games - into stunningly crisp, high-quality images.
For 3D footage, the '4K X-Reality PRO' super-resolution processing up scales 'Blu-ray 3D' Full-HD resolution 3D images that exceeds Full High Definition resolution using a polarizing sheet on the television screen. The accompanying 3D glasses are light and feature a comfortable passive design, requiring no batteries.
TimeScapes describes 4K as a way of measuring movie resolution; K stands for Kilo, which means thousand. 4K footage is 4096 pixels across. It is sometimes referred to as "Quad HD' because it has four times as much resolution as 1080p HD.
4K has approximately 2700% more pixels than standard television and 450% more than HDTV.
Shinya Mukaida, Director, Sales Management, Sony Middle East and Africa, said the '10 Unit Live Speaker' side speaker system is optimized for large-size screen combined with Sony's unique high-quality sound signal-processing technology to achieve powerful three-dimensional sound.
"This kind of sound system envelops the viewer in position-orienting tones, from deep bass to high notes, "says Mukaida.
In addition, the 84-inch BRAVIA TV also features SimulView, a function that allows 2-player games to be played without having to split the screen. Essentially, the TV will display two separate Full HD images, permitting each player to view their own screen through the SimulView glasses.
Mukaida announced that the television would be available locally at Anisuma Traders.
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