Tech Toy Tuesday 02/19/13
2/19/2013 5:52:00 AM
We just announced the Rush concert Friday, June 28th at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, presale for that is Friday, the code is looprush. This is the Clockwork Angels tour. Clockwork Angels was Rush's release last year, so here's a chance to check it out if you haven't already. If you like the 2112/Hemispheres/A Farewell To Kings era Rush you're going to like this.
The Blu Ray releases are finally starting to pick up again. Today sees Argo and Season 2 of Game of Thrones. I don't need to sell anyone on either of these, if you want them go get 'em today.
One quick sad piece of video game news broke yesterday. After five years, 275 straight weeks of content, Harmonix will be releasing the last downloadable songs for Rock Band on April 2nd. No word on what those songs will be, but if you still have your plastic drums and guitar, plug em' back in one last time and see if there's anything cool you might have missed.
Sometimes you just want a cheeseburger. This isn't one of those times. This is steak, in fact, this is a slab of unicorn. This is the Sony XBR-84X900 4K Ultra HD TV. In the world of Televisions this is as good as it gets.
So what is it? It's an 84 inch TV. It has a 2-way, 10-Unit speaker system, although if you buy this thing you're not the kind of person who would be using the speakers on the TV anyway. It's 3D, which is close to standard at this point, but the big deal is that it's a 4K TV. If you go and buy a new TV today, it probably cranks out 1080 horizontal lines of resolution, that's 1080p, this thing is 2160p, that's double. So there's two problems with this beast. The first is actually finding content that you can watch that's been shot in 4K, the second is the cost. $24,999.99 if you want the baddest mammajamma on the market