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By Home Cinema Choice on 100

Whatever angle you take, Sony's KD-65X9005B is a formidable 4K proposition. With its mould-breaking design, pixel-pushing picture processing and audiophile pretensions, it sees Sony's TV division at its most confident in years. Also available in 55in and...

By avforums.com on 90

As far as Sony are concerned it's Ultra HD 4K or bust. The Japanese giant is placing all of its eggs in one Ultra HD basket and the success or failure of the format could well decide their TV division's future. Sony are still making Full HD TVs, of...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

Rival television companies tout motion-enabled remotes and voice controlled sets, but these half-baked features are more gimmick than value add. Sony's focus on sound and picture quality has less appeal on paper, but it makes a great difference to...

By PC Advisor on 90

For its first foray into 4K, Sony bucked the trend for wimpy TV audio by introducing a panel flanked by forward-firing drivers and unapologetic amplification. See Best Smart TVs: what is the best Smart TV of 2014. For this second iteration, the Sony...

By T3 Magazine on 100

The first TV manufacturer to enthusiastically throw its weight behind 4K, Sony has expanded its UHD line with 2160p sets that embrace its signature wedge design. The 65-inch Sony KD-65X9005B featured here combines leading-edge UHD picture processing and...

By DigitalVersus on 100

This updated X9005-series Ultra HD TV is another hit for Sony. The 2014 version (X9005B) takes things even further with an excellent-quality screen, first-rate picture quality, plus exceptional sound (for a TV)—something our ears have never had the...

By Pocket-lint on 100

If you're thinking about upgrading your TV and taking the 4K plunge then you'd be hard pressed to find anything nearly as good as the Sony X9005B. Although the 65-inch version's £3,600 price isn't small, it's a lot more affordable than...

By Whathifi.com on 80

Sony's X9 range combines 4K resolution, a wedge design and Magnetic Fluid Speakers, and comes in 79in, 65in and 55in screen sizes. This, the 65in Sony KD-65X9005B, is the first Ultra HD 4K TV we've seen from Sony this year. It will cost you around £3600...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Produces stunning Ultra HD images and unparalleled upscaling for lower resolutions; it’s...

By digitalspy.co.uk on 80

You need to look at Sony's X9 in a certain way to really appreciate how good it is. This is a TV right at the cutting edge of what you can get at home right now, but with that comes its own problems. Not that many people have 4K sets, so there simply...

By TechRadar AU on 100

It's a strange thing to say that a major highlight on one of the first 55-inch Ultra HD TVs is, in fact, sound quality. But that's exactly what the KD-55X9005A excels at, along with searing amounts of 4K detail and a fine upscaled Blu-ray experience. We...

By Stuff.tv on 80

We want to love the KD-55X9005A. In fact, we do love the KD-55X9005A – it looks gorgeous, it sounds superb, and it's capable of absolutely blowing your socks off with its picture quality. But we probably wouldn't buy one unless we'd just come into a...

By CNET UK on 80

The Sony KD-65X9005 is an excellent TV that produces some of the best pictures we've seen on an LED set. It also has fantastic Full HD passive 3D support and speakers that really do produce excellent audio. It's very expensive though, and the benefits of...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 100

The 65X9005A is a hugely significant TV. It proves that 4K-resolution pictures don't need 80-inch or more screens to look amazing, that 4K TVs don't have to cost five figures, and that you really can get amazing sound out of an integrated TV audio...

By TechRadar on 100

The KD-65X9005A is flat-out the most exciting big-screen TV released this year. With stunning design and advanced picture processing, this 4K debutant impresses with photographic-like image quality, the best consumer 3D we've ever experienced and a top...

By Trusted Reviews on 100

The Sony Bravia KD-65X9005A is a beautifully engineered, ultra-ambitious and actually surprisingly affordable first step into ‘mass market' 4K Ultra waters. It's arguably currently waiting for the rest of the AV world to catch up, but its...

By theregister.co.uk on 90

As a statement piece, the Sony KD-84X9005 is something else. It’s beautiful to behold and able to drop jaws to floors when graced with the right source material – and that includes vanilla 2K content. The football fraternity and Hollywood creatives...

By IT Pro Portal on 90

As we mentioned near the start of this review, 4K sources are not certain to go mainstream any time soon, or even at all. But as well as side-stepping this issue by delivering the best 3D and Blu-ray pictures we've seen, if there's one thing the 84X9005...

By HDTV Reviews on

The Sony KD-55X9005B is a seriously talented performer which handles every type of mainstream content you throw at it with aplomb, be it Blu-ray movies, live sports broadcast or video games. In terms of LCD-making pedigree, brand image and marketing...

By avforums.com on 80

Since we last had an Ultra HD TV in for review, all the manufacturers have announced brand new 4K TVs at the International CES 2014. Sony, themselves, had three new models which, confusingly, bear near identical model numbers to the 2013-14 range. They...