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Sony KD-65X9305C (X9305C) 4K Ultra HD TV

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by Mark Hodgkinson Mar 9, 2015 at 1:50 PM

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    Sony KD-65X9305C (X9305C) 4K Ultra HD TV

    What is the Sony KD65X9305C 4K Ultra HD TV?

    This is the top ranking 65-inch model in Sony’s third generation of UHD TVs for 2015 and sports a wedge design to accommodate the powerful front-facing speakers (tweeters, woofers, and sub-woofers), that should produce clear dialogue and deep bass while also supporting Hi-Res audio to compliment the Ultra HD picture.

    The 9305 is blessed with Sony’s all-new X1 processor which analyses every video signal in order to optimise the images produced. The latest series features new TRILUMINOS technology for a wider colour spectrum to add to the benefits of a 3840 x 2160 resolution. The Xtended Dynamic Range backlighting system promises deep blacks and excellent screen uniformity.

    This is a preview of the upcoming X9305C 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.

    X9305 Picture Quality Features

    The 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. These televisions will also be equipped with the X-tended Dynamic Range contrast enhancement to provide peak brightness of LED as well as deeper blacks previously only associated with Plasma TVs.

    Smart TV and other Specs

    The 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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