Update 3/30/14- These Deals are Now Live
According to industry sources, Sony and Samsung plan to launch their best deals ever on 2013 model year Ultra HDTVs. The dealer incentives will start this Sunday. The specials are on the Samsung F9000 series and select Sony XBR850A and XBR900A UHDTVs, all with 3840 x 2160 resolution (four times higher than HDTV).
The details appear after the break.
Samsung will use dealer incentives to drop the price of its 2013 UHD model UN55F9000 to $2497.99 this Sunday . Originally priced at $5500, the 55F9000 is currently $2997.99. Its 2014 replacement is the curved screen UN55HU9000 which you can pre-order now from Amazon direct for $3997.99.
The 65-inch 2013 version, the UN65F9000 will be $3497.99 this Sunday, down $500 from the current price of $3997.99.
If you purchase the F9000 and buy the 2014 OneConnect box in the future, all functions including Smart TV features, GUI and signal processing will be updated to match Samsung 2014 UHDTV functionality, along with input updates for HDMI 2.0, HEVC and HDCP 2.2. The 2014 Samsung OneConnect Box will sell for $399 in late Spring.
The $500 “instant rebate runs until May or until supplies run out.
Starting this Sunday March 30th, Sony is offering its $700 FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player free with the purchase either its 2013 65-inch XBR65X850A for $3998.00 or the 2013 65-inch XBR-65X900A for $4498.00. The FMP-X1 is compatible with either model. The deal run until May or while supplies last.
2014 UHD Release Dates
If you are waiting for the 2014 Sony Ultra HD (4K) models, our sources revealed the release dates as follows:
XBR-55X900B (55-inch) ;XBR-65X900B (65-inch) April 28th
XBR-65X950B (65-inch) May 12th
XBR-55X850B (55-inch),X BR-65X850B (65-inch) May 26th
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