When Sony exposed the great Bravia KD-84X900 at IFA 2012, in Berlin, Germany, we were all over it as soon as we could, but we weren't able to discover when and for what price shipments would begin.
Thus, we had to settle for making a few photos, not an easy task considering that, even with the significant zoom function of our camera, we still had to put distance between us and the TV to get a decent shot.
As crowded as it was, we almost didn't get a chance to score a moment when people weren't bending over each other to stare at the wonder. Eventually, we managed it, as shown by the gallery posted here
But we digress. We brought you here for the ETA and price, so that's what we'll provide.
First off, pre-orders will start being accepted tomorrow, Friday, September 7, 2012. Secondly, the price is of $25,000 (19,800 Euro).
We know that the average price of a car in the US was about $30,000 last time we checked, so Sony's item isn't quite as expensive. It's close though. Fortunately, people aren't going to buy the Bravia 4K screen (3840 x 2160 pixels) unless they have a large enough room with a spare wall, which would imply that their house is, in turn, huge, and thus, that they aren't the sort who have to worry about keeping a budget. Shipments will begin in November, according to the Sony press release, which is when normal stores should have it in regular stock as well.
If you're not sure about whether or not 4K is the thing for you, you needn't rush just yet. Though Sony includes an upscaling technology (increases the quality of lower-resolution video), actual 4K TV content barely exists at the moment, if it does at all. Putting off the buy for a few months, or even a year, won't be that great a loss, especially if you already have a large 3D TV in Full HD.