If the great outdoors seems too intimidating this summer, you could always stay inside and watch TV. Sony aims to help you with your indoor endeavors with a new line of 4K Android TVs. The X900C and X910C run on Google's Android TV operating system, measure less than 0.2 inches in thickness and will between $2500 and $5500 when they launch in July.
The pricing information comes directly from Sony, which detailed costs for its three upcoming sets. A 55-inch X900C will cost $2500, a 65-inch X900C will cost $4,000 and a 75-inch X910C will cost $5,500. In addition to the larger size, the X910C is somewhat thinner than its X900C counterpart, accounting for the increased price. Sony claims that both models are thinner than a smartphone.
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Each television contains an X1 processor and a Triluminos display, which Sony attests will bring users much richer colors than a standard TV screen. The TVs also take advantage of Sony's X-Reality Pro Picture Engine, which upscales 1080p content to 4K.
As the TVs run on the Android TV platform, consumers will have access to hundreds of apps, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, Sling TV and a fairly large selection of games. Android TV also functions like a Chromecast, allowing users to cast content from their phones and computers. (Sony highlights the HBO Go app as a useful choice, since Android TV does not yet have HBO Go as a native app.)
For those who prefer their games to come right from Sony, the TVs will also run PlayStation Now, Sony's own game-streaming service. As long as you have a DualShock 4 controller, you can rent PS3 games à la carte, or pay a monthly fee to access about 100 of them.
The televisions are currently available for preorder, and should hit retail stores in July.
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