20 November 2012 | 0
Sony USA has dropped a pre-CES hint to its plans for what it calls the ‘4K Ultra HD’ format – it will include "the world’s first 4K Ultra HD delivery solution" free with any purchase of its KD-84X9000 BRAVIA TV.
Sony has significant experience in the Ultra HD space, with cinema-grade Ultra HD projectors since 2005 (and consumer-grade since 2011), professional Ultra HD broadcast cameras, and an Ultra HD up-scaling Blu-ray player in the BDP-S790.
A full range of products is being prepared for CES in January. As such, there is no word on pricing for this part of the world.
Nintendo Wii U
Just out in the US the second screen console could be a gamechanger (pardon the choice of words). By opting to keep game functions limited to the screen on the controller there is a lot more room to navigate through titles unemcumbered by detailed heads-up displays. Negative reports of massive software patches and difficulty in making social network connections between users will doubtless be hammered out soon.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
We’ve been playing around with Samsung’s 5.5" ‘phablet’ for a while with some positive results. You’re going to need dee ppockets to carry it comfortably but the Note II is slim, light and has a great screen. We’ll have a little more detail in our forthcoming Christmas gift guide.
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