wish list - Coming this summer in 4K
Written by Oryx
4K Ultra HD has rewritten the rule book on image quality
Sony’s upcoming game-streaming service will be playable on its Bravia 4K range of TVs, which are released this month. Users will need to connect a Dualshock 3 controller to the 4K TVs to play the titles via PlayStation Now. Sony has also announced a new 4K Ultra HD media player, the FMP-X10, which streams and stores 4K content from Sony’s Video Unlimited 4K service.
Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Avant
The new BeoVision Avant employs Bang & Olufsen’s signature understated elegance with all the connectivity one would expect in the digital world. Impressive sound comes from the built-in eight driver units and eight dedicated amplifiers, which reveal themselves via the sound panel that unfolds when the 55” flat-screen TV is switched on. Connect more speakers wirelessly with the integrated 7.1 surround sound mode. For the ultimate viewing experience, the Avant uses the new Chromatic Room Adaption feature, which analyses ambient light and compensates to match, while the programmable stand allows the TV to rotate and follow you around the room.
Available exclusively at Bang & Olufsen Store, Lagoona Mall, Doha.
TV, including BeoRemote, US$9,999
Optional wall bracket, table stand, or floor stand (all motorised), US$1,999
Panasonic LUMIX GH4
This mirror-less DSLR camera shoots images at 4K (4096x2160), records 10-bit 4:2:2 in full HD at up to 200Mbps, captures images from 2–96fps, and offers professional balanced audio. At its heart is the newly developed 16MP micro-four-thirds sensor, all encased in a rugged magnesium alloy case.
US$1,699, body only
While the Hero3 Black Edition can shoot 4K, the 15fps rate makes this option limited to the spec sheets. The rumour is that this summer GoPro is releasing what’s dubbed Hero4 with the new A9 dual-core 1GHz system-on-chip to allow full 24fps 4K video.