Nope...There is a tradition of mirroring the Euro price in Dollar amount here in US. Electronics normally are much cheaper here, hence my hunch. I paid US$ 1100.00 for my Sony RX10 here and it costs 1100 Euros in Europe.
Unlocked phones from Sony normally come in 2 or 3 different models, with different frequencies. It's not enough to have LTE if it doesn't work on frequencies used by the US providers. I bought several unlocked phones to give as a gift to relatives in south America, some work with LTE there and not here, like the Xperia SP , for example, that comes in 3 different models: The C5302 has no LTE, The C5303 has LTE but only works here with one operator (I guess T-Mobile), and...
I am using Sammie settings and found them to be the best so far. Picture will look amazing. Here is his review and settings:
I have seen regular Bluray movies on Sony 4K TV and they look WORSE than I expected. Maybe it's just the TV scaler not doing a good job but I could see a lot of artifacts on fast action. This was with the 2013 generation of TVs. The Sony store nearby has all sort of medias linked to their 4K TVs, including regular Bluray. What I am yet to see is low resolution material, like SD TV or DVDs, but my guess is that they will not look so good. Buying a 4K TV now is still...
I am selling on Ebay all my Micro 4/3 Lumix gear, including a GH3, everything almost brand new, in favor of a RX10. I want to travel light with gear that can do 95% or more that I can do with a GH3. I will only be missing the higher bitrate on the GH3 but very happy with the RX10 weight.
Those prices with a Sansung, Sony or Panasonic badge can create a real market, not so from un Unknown Chinese brand. Americans are very sensitive to names they don't know and don't see on TV commercials. There are cheap Chinese cars, very cheap indeed, but I doubt they can succeed here. We accept the "made in China" supervised by a Japanese company but the only Chinese brand I like is the Oppo.