What is the Sony KD55X9005C 4K Ultra HD TV?This TV sits second in Sony’s 2015 line up of 55-inch UHD TVs. The top part of the chassis is so thin it nearly doesn’t exist and measures just under 5mm at its thinnest part; the ne floating style has virtually no bezel too. The 55X900C features Sony’s new X1 4K processing, that promises to improve upon the already impressive Reality Creation techniques from previous generations. The Android Smart TV platform promises a comprehensive experience with intuitive controls and YouView will be added as a software update, following release.
This is a preview of the upcoming X9005C model and will be replaced with the full in-depth review as soon as we have measured, reviewed and fully assessed the final retail sample. In the meantime here is a summary of the features we can expect to see.
X9005C Picture Quality FeaturesThe new 4K Processor X1 is built to enhance colour, contrast and clarity while improving the streaming quality of images that 4K content providers supply. Combined with the advanced 4K X-Reality PRO upscaling Algorithm technology, these televisions will analyse and upscale 4K resolution.
With screens that provide a 3,840 x 2,160 4K resolution, these products also include TRILUMINOS display to accurately reproduce shades of red, green and aqua blue. Sony says it’s their widest colour range ever, and dynamic colour correction attempts to ensure colours are as consistent and accurate as possible every single time.
Smart TV and other SpecsThe latest 4K UHD TVs from Sony utilise the Android OS for their Smart TV platform, which could be a really good move and make the experience familiar to anyone who uses a smartphone or tablet. Features like Google Cast; allowing iOS, Android and PCs to share music, photos and video straight onto the big screen. You can also use the controller to play games from the Google Play store, which also gives you access to all the latest movies and TV shows to stream. The one flick remote has been upgraded to allowing you to use the 'Google Now' search assistant, which is great news.
Also, from Summer 2015, Sony will integrate the YouView platform in to their 2015 4K TVs, allowing owners to to watch their favourite TV shows from BBC iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player and Demand 5 as well as live TV using the lovely YouView interface with no need for a separate set-top box. Sony customers will get access to YouView’s library of more than 12,000 titles of on demand TV programmes and the search facility integrates both live and on demand content. Of course, one of the major selling points of YouView is in its ‘Scroll-back’ programme guide, which gives you 7 days of catch-up to browse.
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