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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 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 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 Home Cinema Choice on 90

I've heard a startling amount of rubbish spouted about 4K/Ultra HD TVs in recent months. ‘Nobody cares about more pixels'. ‘The human eye can't perceive the difference between normal HD and 4K resolutions'. ‘Forget UHD – what we need is OLED.' ‘4K is...

By PC Advisor on 90

There's a revolution in resolutions happening in the world of television. The now ubiquitous full-HD standard of 1920 x 1080 pixels, once the cutting edge of clarity, is being superseded by what's been termed 4k or ultra HD, able to deliver four times...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Sony Bravia KD-55X9005A is hands-down the best TV we've ever reviewed, with or without the Ultra HD resolution! It combines sky-high contrast with perfectly faithful colours, virtually impeccable 3D rendering and amazing sound quality. Now all you...

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 Pocket-lint on 100

If the Sony KD-65X9005A is genuinely the harbinger of a new era of UHD TV, then we're all in for an exhilarating time over the next couple of years. This television sets new standards both in terms of raw picture performance and design, and...

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 TechRadar on 90

Its backlight isn't as clever as that of Sony's HX853 TVs, and its operating system could be better. Plus it's truly, intimidatingly expensive. However, with native 4K content - if you can find any - the Sony KD-84X9005 is the best TV ever made. Period....

By TechRadar AU on 90

Best TVs to buy 10 best 32-inch TVs 10 best 37-inch TVs 13 best 42-inch TVs 12 best 3D TVs With its Ultra High Definition native resolution, groundbreaking 'Full HD' passive 3D system, hi-fi level speaker system and specially developed, ultra-powerful...

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 Trusted Reviews on 90

Thanks to its beautifully realised 4k capabilities, the 84X9005 is quite simply the best TV we've ever tested. Nothing else comes close - not even the Toshiba 55ZL2 due to that 4k TV being nearly 30in smaller and not driven by Sony's sensational...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Sony has thrown down the gauntlet to rivals and content providers alike with the launch of its first 4K resolution TV. The 84-inch Sony KD-84X9005 is no wall flower, being both expansive and expensive in equal measure. With a UK street price of £25,000...

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...

By HDTV Reviews on

This article contains a fair amount of technical discussion, so let us summarise in an easy-to-understand manner. The Bravia KD-55X9005A is a good effort from Sony to bring an affordable, high-quality 4K UHDTV to the masses. Available to buy for around...

By howtospendit.ft.com on

With four times HD's definition, 4K is simply extraordinary – so sharp it takes your breath away. This is not the TV for anyone hoping to watch less television; you will watch far more. In my opinion, 4K is a much more significant development than 3D...