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Sony's 4K Media Player

By Norman Chan

The $700 media player will come bundled with 10 films.

I like that Sony's $700 media player for playing 4K movies on its 4K TVs looks like a spool of film. The FMP-X1 will come with ten movies from Sony's library (yay Taxi Driver, boo Bad Teacher), but won't support paid downloads of new movies until the fall. Sony's new 4K TVs have also been priced at $5000 and $7000 for the 55-inch and 65-inch models, respectively. As Arstechnica's Lee Hutchinson puts it, 4K TVs have moved from the price range of a "nice new car" to a "crappy new car."