4K Ultra HD Media Player
Introducing the world’s first in-home media player to bring you hit Hollywood movies in 4K Ultra HD1. Four times clearer than HD, Sony’s Video Unlimited 4K service allows you to rent or purchase feature films, TV shows, documentaries and more2. Plus, the 4K Ultra HD Media Player comes preloaded with over 50 free videos in 4K, and a free download of the summer blockbuster Elysium featuring Matt Damon and Jodi Foster.
Movies four times clearer than HD
Introducing the world’s first in-home media player to bring you hit Hollywood movies in 4K Ultra HD1. Four times clearer than HD, Sony’s Video Unlimited 4K service allows you to rent or purchase feature films, TV shows, documentaries and more2. 4K Ultra HD films are created with four times the resolution of HD1, and expanded color depth.
4K Ultra HD video service
Video Unlimited 4K is the world’s first and only network video service that gives you access to a regularly updated library of full-length feature films and TV shows in 4K Ultra HD right in your living room2. With over 100 titles to choose from, including some of this summer’s big hits, you’ll have a wide selection of choices to download for rent or purchase2, 4. Bring the theatrical experience to the home with Ultra HD 4K movies.
From classic favorites to the latest blockbusters, Sony’s 4K Video Unlimited service and X1 media server bring the highest quality picture and sound into your living room. With four times the picture quality of regular high definition, the movies you love are now available to watch with the stunning clarity and big-screen impact they had in theaters.Compatibility
The Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X1) is only compatible with Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs. It is not compatible with 4K Ultra HD TVs from any other brand. A solution to ensure compatibility of Video Unlimited 4K with the VPL-VW1000ES 4K Projector will be available in the coming months.
Maintaining the Look and Feel
Each movie has its own look and feel, especially when presented in 4K Ultra HD. The Sony Pictures team has worked to carefully maintain the original look and feel of each movie, just as the filmmakers originally intended. While newer movies are often shot digtially, older movies were shot on film, which, for example, can result in varying levels of grain. However, the preservation and presentation of that grain is very important to make those movies look just as they did in theaters…and not every movie is intended to look as smooth and new as
Total Recall or The Amazing Spider-Man.
With film, the grain is an inherent part of the image and removing it would significantly decrease picture detail. Additionally, some filmmakers used this grain as part of their storytelling to give the movie a grittier, textured “feel” for the audience. 4K Ultra HD is an ideal way to remain true to the filmmakers’ original intent and present movies in the home just as they were shown in theaters.
Movies and TV Shows Restored and Remastered
Overseen by the artists and technicians at Sony Pictures’ Colorworks facility, the 4K movies and TV shows available via Sony’s 4K Video Unlimited service are fully restored and/or remastered from original film or digital elements.
The teams have worked diligently to restore classic favorites like Lawrence of Arabia with state-of-the-art technology and remain faithful to the filmmakers’ intents, while also ensuring that the latest new release titles like Elysiumare given extra care to bring them from the theaters into the home in 4K. That care and skill also extended to TV episodes with the fan-favorite Breaking Bad, presenting the series in 4K for the first time, exclusively via Video Unlimited.