Hisense Debuts $2,000 4K TV12 Nov, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Consumer electronics company Hisense has debuted a new 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV with a price tag of $2,000.
The 55-inch T880 features built-in WiFi, an Opera browser, four HDMI inputs and a USB drive, and comes preloaded with Netflix, Walmart’s Vudu, YouTube, Vimeo, Pandora, Twitter, Facebook, Picasa and AccuWeather applications.
“Watching television is often an escape from reality, and our UHD technology truly enables the viewer to feel like they’re right in the action and part of every moment,” said Jonathan Frank, VP of marketing for Hisense USA. “As one of the largest CE manufacturers in the world, our products aim to enhance the overall viewing experience from start to finish — at an ideal price point for budget-conscious buyers looking for the latest and greatest TV technology.”
In other 4K news, a new production company, dedicated to UHD content, has launched in Los Angeles.
Four K Productions has already completed its first 4K TV pilot, “Mix: L.A.,” which focuses on Los Angeles-area bars, and has eight other shows in production, including “Travel Show With Phil Keoghan,” “Napa Valley Wine Tour,” “Los Angeles by Helicopter” and “Penske Wynn Museum, Las Vegas.”
The company is currently looking for distribution partners.
“We have nailed down the 4K workflow, and we consider ourselves adept in the creation and production of original 4K content,” said company founder and president Kevin Williamson. “We are committed to this new and emerging technology, and realize that we are among very few competitors who really understand how this format works.”