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Sony KD-75XD9405 User Review

  • slipadisc
    Sony kd-75xd9405. TV
    Review of Sony KD-75XD9405 tv by slipadisc, Aug 3, 2016.
    Sony kd-75xd9405. TV

    1-08-16

    Before I could conclude as, whether the Sony is a better TV than any other TV I have ever owned, for me it not that simple.

    Richer Sounds and Sony have asked me, to write what I think of the above TV.

    Approximately 7 weeks ago before I left for a two-week stay in Orlando, I searched for a review of any type, on the Sony or the LG TV. I found nothing other than a review in What HI FI, and the Sony, was given a glowing report. It passed with flying colours!

    I wonder sometimes, are these reviews a good or bad thing? After all, it is down to the individuals opinion, and so, may I add, including what I am about to write.

    I am a film addict, I do not read books, but relax by watching a good film. So, I do not watch much TV, including any sport or soaps, but love to watch a good film at the cinema, and on my TV. (Wish I had a cinema room attached to my house, hence the purchase of the 75 in Sony).

    Right then, down to why I bought the Sony 75 in, and what do I think of it.

    My first objective was to buy the largest TV I could afford. Big film, big TV, is that a man thing?

    I am sorry I have to divert a moment; I told you it was not that simple for me.

    Prior to me buying the Sony, I owned a Pioneer Kuro 60 in Plasma, which was, might I say, a stunning picture, (tears, tears).

    So finally, what do I think of the Sony? Compared to any other TV I have owned, bearing in mind, I still have a Samsung plasma, and a Samsung and Panasonic LCD. Without a shadow of doubt, the Sony is far superior.

    After two weeks of playing with the Sony, I have finally settled to the way, I wish it to display itself, stunning in HD, and bluray, a real cinema experience in the dark.

    Finally, is it the best TV I have ever owned? Yes and No, my heart is still with the Pioneer Kuro, in my opinion, that was perfect in every way. But, I wanted bigger, and the manufacturers had closed the door plasma technology.

    If I was to try to differentiate between the two visual experiences, I would say, although the two displays are equal, they are different. The Plasma had a softer and smoother visual experience, where the Sony has a sharper, vibrant, almost at the lower end of a 3D effect, Also, bear in mind, there are lots of adjustments within the Sony for you to tailor your own visual experience.

    So then, to end this hopefully, helpful review, in my opinion is the Sony a perfect picture? My opinion to that question is, NO.

    In the 4 corners of the screen, when a white or light coloured display is visual, on the screen there is a light grey shaded area visible in the corners and some times down the side of the screen. You will have to look hard, if a 4k display is being demonstrated, but very apparent when ordinary transmission is being used.

    This visual appearance, is called by Sony, a phenomenon. Something that What HI FI did not discover or decided not to comment on.

    Will this phenomenon distract from your viewing? Only if you allow it to, the rest of the display can be awesome.

    The fact remains this phenomenon never happened on Plasma, but the saving grace is, on all the new thin TVs, no matter what make, you will experience this shading.

    The exception is, in a 4K demo it is a little harder to see, and you will have to wait until a light background appears, especially if some are boasting and displaying their black levels.

    If you have managed to reach the end this review, thank you. I hope it has been of some use, I know some will have not nice things to say, but to those I say, I tried to help and be honest, after all it is only my opinion.

    As the saying goes...........

    The two most important days in your life are, the day you are born, and the day you find out why.

    I found out two weeks ago why I was born.

    To watch a brilliant film, on my Sony 75 in TV from Richer sounds Cardiff!

    Malcolm
    This item was purchased for £4999 from richersounds in 2016. The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • the size and picture
    • hd and bluray picture quality

    Cons

    • handset
    • the shading in the corners

    Contrast/Dynamic Range/Black Level

    9

    Screen Uniformity

    9

    Colour Accuracy

    10

    Greyscale Accuracy

    10

    Video Processing

    10

    2D Picture Quality

    10

    Picture Quality Out-Of-The-Box

    6

    Picture Quality Calibrated

    10

    Sound Quality

    8

    Build Quality

    7

    Ease Of Use

    9

    Value for Money

    8

    Verdict

    9
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