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Sony Puts Prices on Its Slim, Android-Powered 4K TVs

by Devin Coldewey /  / Updated 
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If you were intrigued by Sony's big, beautiful 4K TVs at CES earlier this year, we've got good news and bad news. The good news is you can now pre-order these extremely thin displays, and they should be shipping this summer. The bad news is they start at $2,500.

The TV line starts with the X900C, a 55-inch model that's less than a quarter of an inch thick. It's 4K, meaning it has twice the resolution as 1080p in both directions (making it nearly 4,000 pixels across, hence the name). It runs Android TV, Google's latest attempt to embed itself in your living room. Lots of the most popular streaming and live viewing apps are already on the OS, but you might want to check to make sure your favorite is. Either way, you can still run a separate set-top box (like a Roku or Apple TV) through the TV's input port just like any other.

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If 55 inches isn't enough, you can upgrade to a 65-inch version for an extra $1,500, or shell out $5,500 for the top-tier 75-inch X910C, which has a special image upscaling processor.

Pre-orders are open now at Sony stores (retail and and online), Best Buy stores and Amazon.com, but you should be able to go to your local electronics retailer later this summer to see one in person if you're not quite sold.

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