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conclusion:Wait to buy

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Sony wasn't content with having just one UHDTV, they had to go out and make another that performs just as well -- if not better. Just like they did when 1080p debuted, critics are getting excited about the capabilities of UDHTV. In describing the the X900A's performance, Pocket-Lint says "there's a photogenic quality to its imagery" and that "images take on a window-like experience." TrustedReviews says "even the weaker content looks mouthwateringly good." Those big speakers on the side aren't just for show, either -- Digital Versus says "Sony has done it," and the speakers have "real bass and punch." There is no question that this is a TV for any die-hard movie enthusiast who doesn't want a projector, but at $5000 it's not exactly cheap, and available Ultra HD progamming is limited right now.

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Pocket-Lint Jun 20, 2013

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.

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9.0
Reviewed.com Televisions Jul 24, 2013

So, is the Sony X900A worth your five thousand dollars? If we lived in a world where UHD content grew on trees, then yes. Sadly, such a wondrous, geeky place doesn’t exist yet.

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TechRadar Jun 18, 2013

The KD-65X9005A is flat-out the most exciting big-screen TV released this year. With stunning design and advanced picture processing, this 4K debutant impresses with photographic-like image quality, the best consumer 3D we've ever experienced and a top class sound system.

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T3 Jul 11, 2013

Sony has long hankered to puts its TV business back in pole position, and with the X9 it's done just that. The set's audio visual performance is groundbreaking and the set's design is ingenious.

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Digital Versus Jul 15, 2013

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.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Jun 18, 2013

The Sony Bravia KD-65X9005A is a beautifully engineered, ultra-ambitious and actually surprisingly affordable first step into ‘mass market’ 4K Ultra waters. It’s not perfect and it’s currently waiting for the rest of the AV world to catch up, but its ... native 4K images are dazzling.

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9.0
FlatPanelsHD Aug 20, 2013

If money is no matter to you Sony X9 will provide you pure joy, but if you go for value and hope to keep your TV for many years we would probably suggest that you skip this generation of 4K TVs and jump on the bandwagon later.

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First Looks

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PC World Australia Jul 29, 2013

What’s notable is the fact that the speakers built into the X Series aren’t the hidden-away, downward-firing kind that most TVs have. They’re built into the bezel in either side of the screen, with two woofers and a tweeter firing forward towards the viewer.

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What Hi-Fi Oct 8, 2012

Viewed from just over 4m from the screen, the picture appears hugely impressive. Clairty, detail and definition all appear startlingly good. We moved in for a closer look (standing around 1.5m away) and still couldn’t see any pixels or blocking.

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TechRadar Jan 9, 2014

We found the composition of the 4K Bravias truly compelling - a beautiful, crisp 4K screen matched by high-power speakers.

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10
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Pros: + resolution junkie delight + excellent up-scaling of lower resolution content + un-matched sound quality + wide selection of connectivity - ports, networking etc. + passive 3D works extremely well and comes with 4x glasses Cons: - price! - black levels are poor compared to plasma/ CRT/...

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