Sony teased the product at CES 2013 back in January and at NAB 2013 Sony has officially announced its 4K media player. The round box is called FMP-X1 and will become available this summer for $699.<br /><br /><h3>Sony presents 4K media player, FMP-X1</h3>Sony is <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/article.php?subaction=showfull&id=1361782542><b>rolling out 4K TVs</b></a> in a few months and here is one of the first players to take advantage of the Ultra HD format.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/sonyfmpx-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/sonyfmpx-1.jpg" alt="Sony FMP-X1" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>FMP-X1 is Sonyâ€™s first 4K media player</i></p><br />FMP-X1 has a hard drive inside that can store movies. Sony plans to open an online store that will allow viewers to buy and download movies in the 4K movie format. Sony <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1362118149><b>previously said</b></a> that the movie service would debut this summer but the launch has been delayed to fall 2013, confirms Sony. Existing owners of the media player bundled with Sonyâ€™s 84â€ť 4K TV can exchange to the FMP-X1 free of cost.<br /><br />The media player can also playback movies from external USB devices or a SD card. It obviously also plays conventional Full HD.<br /><br />10 movies in 4K resolution are included with the purchase: Bad Teacher, Battle: Los Angeles, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Karate Kid (2010), Salt, Taxi Driver, Thatâ€™s My Boy, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Other Guys and Total Recall (2012).<br /><br />Sony FMP-X1 will be available sometime this summer for $699. A European introduction has not been confirmed.