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Sony 2020 8K and 4K LED TVs finally have prices and dates

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The TV market may be seeing the break they need from the shelter-in-place orders and quarantine policies around the world. TV manufacturers are more aggressively pushing their products, especially the hi-res 8K and 4K TVs both on the LCD and LED camps. Earlier at CES 2020, Sony revealed its lineup for this year covering OLED and LED panels and now it’s announcing when buyers in the US can get their hands on one and how much it would cost them to have a brand new Sony TV.

For the longest time, Sony had favored LCD panels and has nearly perfected the technologies around that. Fortunately for it, many of those, including its TRILUMINOS tech, carried over to its LED and OLED screens. Binding these new 2020 LED TVs together are the Picture Processor X1 Ultimate processor and Google Assistant support on most (but not all) models, promising not just great image quality but also smart features in the living room.

The 2020 Sony TV lineup definitely has something for all kinds of consumers depending on their size preferences and budget. Unsurprisingly, the 85-inch Z8H 8K HDR LED takes the crown with a price tag of $9,999, available for pre-order this coming Summer. At the completely opposite end of the spectrum, you have the 43-inch X800H 4K HDR LED TV, retailing for $599.99 and available now.

Z8H 8K HDR LED TVs

• 85″ Class (84.6″ diagonal): $9,999.99 MSRP (Available to order in Summer 2020)
• 75″ Class (74.5″ diagonal): $6,999.99 MSRP (Available to order in Summer 2020)

A8H BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs

• 65″ Class (64.5″ diagonal): $3,099.99 MSRP (Available to pre-order now)
• 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal): $2,299.99 MSRP (Available to pre-order now)

X950H 4K HDR LED TVs

• 85″ Class (84.6″ diagonal): $4,499.99 MSRP (Available to buy now. Amazon, Best Buy)
• 75″ Class (74.5″ diagonal): $3,499.99 MSRP (Available to pre-order now)
• 65″ Class (64.5″ diagonal): $1,999.99 MSRP (Available to pre-order now)
• 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal): $1,399.99 MSRP (Available to pre-order now)
• 49″ Class (48.5″ diagonal): $999.99 MSRP (Available to buy now. Amazon, Best Buy)

X900H 4K HDR LED TVs

• 85″ Class (84.6″ diagonal): $3,499.99 MSRP (Available to order in Summer 2020)
• 75″ Class (74.5″ diagonal): $2,499.99 MSRP (Available to pre-order now)
• 65″ Class (64.5″ diagonal): $1,599.99 MSRP (Available to pre-order now)
• 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal): $1,199.99 MSRP (Available to order in Summer 2020)

X800H 4K HDR LED TVs:

• 85″ Class (84.6″ diagonal): $2,799.99 MSRP (Available to buy now. Amazon, Best Buy)
• 75″ Class (74.5″ diagonal): $1,499.99 MSRP (Available to buy now. Amazon, Best Buy)
• 65″ Class (64.5″ diagonal): $999.99 MSRP (Available to buy now. Amazon, Best Buy)
• 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal): $799.99 MSRP (Available to buy now. Amazon, Best Buy)
• 49″ Class (48.5″ diagonal): $649.99 MSRP (Available to buy now. Amazon, Best Buy)
• 43″ Class (42.5″ diagonal): $599.99 MSRP (Available to buy now. Amazon, Best Buy)

These TVs are available mostly on retailers like Amazon and Best Buy as well as a few authorized resellers nationwide. Most of these are also Android TVs, which gives users access to Android apps and games going beyond just passive content consumption.

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24% Of Apple Fans Think This Is The Best New Feature Of The MacOS Ventura

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With more than 25.08% of the votes, a slim majority of our poll respondents chose the newfound ability to generate live captions within a FaceTime call as their favorite macOS Ventura feature. For those unaware, this feature automatically generates captions and transcribes them on screen — making it easy for everyone to follow the conversation. The feature seems to be a hot favorite among Apple users despite the fact that it is still in Beta and that it only supports a limited set of languages.

One of the major feature additions to the Mail app on macOS Ventura is the ability to undo sending an email. With 24.26% of our respondents voting for this as their favorite, it is evident that it’s a welcome feature. However, in the default setting, users will need to click on the “Undo Send” option at the bottom of the sidebar of the Mail app within 10 seconds of sending an email for it to work. Thankfully, users have the option to change this time duration from within Mail settings.

In the third position — with 19.31% of the votes — was the much talked about Continuity Camera feature, which lets Mac users transform their iPhones into a webcam. While the main purpose of the feature was to enhance the video conferencing capabilities of Mac systems using the iPhone’s powerful camera hardware, Continuity Camera was mostly in the news because of a nifty new feature called “Desk Mode.” This mode used the iPhone’s ultra wide-angle camera to show a top-down view of the desk and the users’ faces simultaneously.

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Vietnamese Automaker’s EV Shipment Is Big Competition For The US

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Bloomberg reports that VinFast is exporting 999 electric vehicles to the U.S. market. The electric vehicles were dispatched on Nov. 25, and they’re expected to arrive in California right around Christmas. The specific model that is en route to the U.S. is the VinFast VF 8 — a 402 hp electric SUV with a battery range of 292 miles. This is similar to the VF 32 model that was unveiled last year. With a price tag of about $41,000, the VinFast VF 8 will be competing with the likes of the Volkwagen ID.4, Tesla Model Y, and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Another model, the VinFast VF 9, is scheduled to be shipped out from Vietnam in January. But unlike the VF 8, the VF 9 model will include a bigger battery to increase the range up to 342 miles after a full charge. Just like the VF 32 model that was unveiled last year, the VF 9 is designed with all-wheel drive dual electric motors to optimize performance. All VinFast electric vehicles that will be sold in the U.S. will have a battery warranty of 125,000 miles or 10 years.

However, the VinFast VF 8 and VF 9 will not qualify for the new tax credit because they’re not assembled in North America. Then again, VinFast is working to solve that problem since it’s building an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in North Carolina. “As soon as we start manufacturing cars in the U.S., our customers will be eligible (for) the tax incentive,” Le Thi Thu Thuy, the CEO of VinFast told Reuters. The Vietnamese company has also received about 65,000 pre-orders from the international market, and 17,000 bookings from the U.S. 

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Amazon Gives Discounted Xbox Series S A $40 Credit For Cyber Monday

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The Xbox Series S is an ideal backup console for a second room in your home (perhaps used with your monitor to complement your gaming PC), or for your young ones who don’t get caught up in pixel peeping and only care about playing the latest games. Even if you have a 4K TV and you intend to use this as your primary console, games can look pretty great with the advanced resolution upscaling available in most of today’s sets, and you still get that smooth 120Hz performance in games that support it.

Sadly, affordable storage space remains a problem for all current-gen consoles. While Microsoft advertises 512GB, you might get less than 400GB after the system OS eats its share. With some games demanding as much as 100-150GB, you can quickly run out of headroom. You might survive with an affordable external hard drive to store games on while you’re not playing them, as moving games from one hard drive to another is much quicker than redownloading them.

It’s also worth noting that older, non-optimized games can be played directly from an external hard drive. If you anticipate needing more storage for current games, your best bet might be to step up to the 1TB Xbox Series X, which costs $260 more than this deal (and is typically harder to find), or add an optional storage expansion card, which is similarly costly, starting at $220 for 1TB.

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