Sony confirms that the currently-available BRAVIA X9 4K LED television is to gain support for the brand-new HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Version 2.0.
Available from the end of 2013, an online firmware update future-proofs the acclaimed Ultra HD TV, allowing it to display 4K (3840 x 2160) 60p video signals. Until now, the BRAVIA X9 has been able to handle 4K video at frame rates up to 30p. The no-cost upgrade will enable the X9 – available in 65” and 55” screen sizes – to receive and display future 4K content up to 60p via a single HDMI cable.
Announced at IFA by the HDMI Forum, HDMI Version 2.0 is the latest version of the audio/video interface that connects HDTVs, digital cameras and camcorders, Blu-ray Disc™ players, PCs, games consoles, home cinema systems and other AV devices. The increased signal bandwidth of HDMI 2.0 supports higher video frame rates and resolutions, alongside other performance improvements.
Upgrading the 84X9000 to the latest HDMI Specification Version 2.0 will require service assistance. Sony will begin offering a Service Upgrade Program from the end of 2013.
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