After teaming up with FIFA to deliver Ultra HD 4K coverage of the World Cup, Sony promised us the experience of watching the new format at some of its retail outlets.
We're now able to reveal the locations where the Japanese manufacturer will be showcasing 4K TV coverage of this summer's tournament on its new Bravia X9 – the official 4K TV of the World Cup.
The participating showrooms and retail outlets are dotted around the UK – including Harrod's (London) and Fenwick's (Newcastle).
John Lewis (Oxford Street); Fosse Park Currys (Leicester); and Braehead Shopping Centre (Glasgow) are the five 85X95 stores to be starting with, while there's also 20 general stores you visit.
East Anglia – West Thurrock Megastore Currys; John Lewis Bluewater; and John Lewis Norwich
East Midlands – Leicester Megastore Currys
London – Brent Cross Currys; Staples Corner Currys; John Lewis Westfield Stratford City; John Lewis Peter Jones; Selfridges; and Croydon Currys
North East – Teesside Park Megastore Currys
North West – John Lewis Cheadle and Oldham Megastore Currys
South and South East – Guildford (2211) Currys; John Lewis Southampton; and Southampton Hedge End Megastore Currys
Wales – Swansea Megastore Currys
West Midlands – Coventry Megastore Currys and Birmingham Wednesbury (Junction 9) Megastore Currys
Yorkshire – Leeds Birstall Megastore Currys
In addition to the stores announced above, Simply Electricals has announced that its Rawtenstall and Bolton stores will be screening 4K TV highlights packages streamed in from Sony.
Both outlets already have demonstration material from last year's Confederations Cup, but you're now able to watch this summer's action on the KD65X9005B or KD55X9005B – depending on location.
by Pete Hayman