PREVIEW: Sony 84-inch 4K Bravia KD-84X9005 TV

Gerald Lynch 3D TV, HDTV, Home cinema, IFA 2012, Previews, Tech Digest news, TVs Leave a Comment

IFA has traditionally been an AV showcase for the major brands, but with a shift towards mobile over the past few years, the 2012 Berlin tech extravaganza had fewer stand-out home cinema moments this year. Sony's 84-inch 4K Bravia KD-84X9005…

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Sony Bravia 2009: the greener WE5 & a closer look at the range

Daniel Sung HDTV, TVs Leave a Comment

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CES 2009 set the tempo for TV tech for the year. Whether intentionally or not, you could more or less have switched one manufacturer’s speech for another only with a different company logo behind them.

On the one hand, the global recession was a factor and, on the other, environmental meltdown. What this meant in consumer tech terms was that you could connect all new TVs to the internet; each company has a cleaner, greener way of putting their sets together and that no one showed off the new world’s biggest panel.

For us, we now have a sea of widget TV interfaces to work through until we’ve found the one that suits us best and a marsh of greenwashing shpeel to wade through until we can see if these machines will either save a) the planet, b) our wallets, or ideally, c) all of the above.

So when Sony invited the UK techno-scribblers to have a look at their 2009 Bravia range, I simply couldn’t refuse the excellent opportunity to stand in front of some panels scowling and pretending to be much less impressed than I actually am…

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Super-thin Sony Bravia ZX1 ready for sale – Bravia EX1 & 200Hz Z4500 on shelf too

Daniel Sung HDTV, Home cinema, TVs Leave a Comment

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Now that I’ve booked my flights, hotel, planned my shopping and rid myself of the anger of the £3,489 Sony XEL-1 OLED from this morning, I can tell you about their other Bravia TVs that’ll be hitting the EU shortly.

Sony Bravia ZX1

First up is the super thin 9.9mm LCD Bravia ZX1 we saw at IFA in August last year. It’s the one pictured above.

As promised it’s a 40″ panel with a frame rate of…

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Up close with the Sony BRAVIA range: Part 5: Top of the range

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In the last four parts of the series, we’ve looked at a variety of features found across the entire BRAVIA range of TVs.

There’s generally a BRAVIA TV to suit most price ranges, but for the ultimate viewing experience, going “top of the range” offers a plethora of cutting edge features designed to maximise the viewing experience…

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