Seen this TV in the flesh
Yep picture looks great but not £6100 great, sound is OK not brilliant.
Not too keen on the seing the speakers
At least it will keep the room warm as double resolution means double power needed to drive all those extra pixels.
I'm going to stick with my Pioneer plasma till it dies as by then 8K will be avaialble. Probably still couldn't afford it but I might win the loottery!
The Sony 4k TV will sell as it is now really the case that most will not pay more than 2.5k for a plasma set of 55 inch which does only 1080p and especially when 4k material exist in many parts of the world and not necessarily have to be in new Blu Rays. There are many means to delivery of the 4k file content.
Maybe 0.00001% of the population might pay more for the same 1080p technology without a new TV experience.
It is no good making something that no one is interested in you might as well talk to yourself.
But I like the price to come down a bit please.
Exciting times for TV I agreed and it is an LED and OLED invitation party...hahhha
I have given up pointing out exhuberant prices on any A/V now because 5-6weeks later they more than likely will have dropped 10-20% of street prices never mind RRP.
But this is 2 TVs where WHF have got it wrong regarding the magical 5star award in comparison to 4 stars.
Relating to how things have changed & the way reviewers hand out scores in relation to rival/other brands,Both Sonys 55-W9 & 65-X9 must be 5 star rated products. Simple reason..They are too good not to be.
Whats with the Triluminous novelty...It was in the X4500 46 & 52" '08 TVs,& the 70"x3500,with full LED backlighting. The 70" X was £30,000 & the smaller X4500 55" & 46" were £3,500 & £2,800 respectfully..
But this one is going to be hindered by the price,even if we had native 4k content. Its amazing how many people that are still ignorant to what even 1080p is.
4k is going to drag out for years before it becomes a platform worth any weight... Imagine buying a 4k projector/TV with dedicated amp,& bluray player then not to have any 4k software... Unless the PS4 can put a dent in things well....
Triluminous TV is now cheap enough to implement. ...that's the big deal...not that it appear in previous sets with exorbitant prices with no wide gamut colour feeds to show off. Now you can show triluminous off with your DSLR or Camcorder connected to your TV
I accept that the world, particularly in the West is no ready for 4k. So it will not save the TV industry.
Interesting review. Would it be possible please to review the 55" as it seems according to the web, that Sony are not using an LG Panel for the 55" Here is the link :- http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lesnumeriques.com%2Ftv-televiseur%2Ftrois-tv-uhd-4k-sony-trahis-par-sous-pixels-n29268.html&act=url
As soon as Sony supply it, we'll be happy to review it.
Thanks for the comprehensive review. Just wondering about your impressions in comparing upscaled blu-ray picture quality on this TV to that on a non-4K TV? Is the picture quality for 1080p content substantially different? In particular, have you trialled blu-ray playback with a 4K upscaling player, such as the BDP-S790 with this new Sony TV, and noticed any marked improvement? Would be very interested in your opinions.
Hi AKMH. We'd say that although the Sony does a good job of upscaling Blu-ray discs to match its resolution, the picture quality isn't as good as a Full HD TV. After all, an FHD TV isn't having to do any upscaling. We tried the S790 too, but this doesn't improve matters - we'd let the screen do all the number crunching... I hope this helps.
Prices need to come down please.......
How about a 55 inch version for £2800??
I do not have faith in Oled been affordable for at least 5 years!
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