KD-84X9005 http://www.stuff.tv/sony/kd-84x9005/all en-GB Sony KD-84X9005 84in 4K TV – hands on review http://www.stuff.tv/kd-84x9005/sony-kd-84x9005-84in-4k-tv-%E2%80%93-hands-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s 84in beast has an eye-watering price tag that matches its gargantuan dimensions. Just as well it has a whopping 4k resolution then eh? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-kd84x9005-review-hands-on-overview_0.JPG?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony KD-84X9005 – overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a world in which a 42in TV can be had for under £500, it’s sensible to wonder what on Earth a TV would have to do to justify a £25,000 price-tag. It’s certainly something we’ve been wondering ever since Sony announced the KD-84X9005 back in August, so we’re chuffed to have been able to borrow one of only two pre-production models for a bit of playtime.</p><p>For flatscreen fans this is an exciting TV: it’s 84in, it’s 3D, it’s smart, and most importantly, it’s 4K. That’s 3840x2160 pixels of ultra hi-def loveliness, and it’s in our office. Best get some 4K content on before Sony takes it back!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-kd84x9005-review-hands-on-pc-content_0.JPG?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_606.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony KD-84X9005 – 4K video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The problem is that there isn’t really any 4K content to watch yet. There’s no 4K equivalent of Blu-ray and with the exception of the odd experiment in Japan, there’s no 4K content being broadcast, either. Thankfully along with the KD-84X9005 Sony has also provided a PC containing some 4K video.</p><p>Ok, so that video is just a demo reel of tracking and panning shots of a number of famous cities around the world, but we’ll be darned if it doesn’t look incredible. We’ve been sitting about 4m from the screen - much closer than you’d usually sit to a TV this size – and the picture is astonishingly sharp and detailed. In fact, you have to stand with your nose practically touching the glass before you can discern any actual pixels.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-kd84x9005-review-hands-on-3d-glasses_0.JPG?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_500.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony KD-84X9005 – Full HD 3D </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the other big benefits of 4K is that it’s allowed Sony to ditch the bulky active-shutter glasses and provide 3D in Full HD through the same type of passive glasses you get at the cinema. That means that for the first time you’re able to get the sharpest 3D the most comfortable way, and it looks absolutely fantastic.</p><p>There’s awesome depth, really sharp edges and genuine texture to the 3D picture, and no sign of the eye strain that one or two of the Stuff staff have previously experienced with active shutter glasses.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-kd84x9005-review-hands-on-gaming_0.JPG?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_433.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony KD-84X9005 – upscaling 1080p </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even if you could go out and buy 4K movies right now, you’re not going to be ditching your Blu-rays for a while yet, so it’s good news that the Sony is a specialist at upscaling 1080p video to fit the 4K resolution of the screen. Now you’re not going to mistake an upscaled Blu-ray for genuine 4K, but to our eyes Casino Royale looks sharper and crisper on this TV than we’ve seen it on any other of a similar size.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-kd84x9005-review-hands-on-3d-remote_0.JPG?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_365.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony KD-84X9005 – gaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Seeing as the vast majority of games aren’t even 1080p yet, we’re far from holding our breath for 4K from even the next generation of consoles. Having said that, the KD-84X9005 is as impressive at handling the current crop of games as it is Blu-rays. There’s just an extra degree of crispness, which increases your perception of depth. Its contrast levels seem very impressive, too, with the diving section of Modern Warfare 3 demonstrating really deep, inky blacks and pure, bright whites from the torches and underwater explosions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-kd84x9005-review-hands-on-3d-connectivity_0.JPG?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_3_181.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony KD-84X9005 – standard TV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Upscaling HD is one thing, but trying to make normal, 576p Freeview look good on an 84in 4K screen is far more difficult. Sure enough, BBC from the built-in tuner looks pretty ropey. It is of course watchable, but those noisy edges mean if we were to buy one of these tellies we’d also maximize the amount of HD content we’d be sending to it by getting the top Sky HD package. What’s £66 to someone who can afford to spend £25,000 on a TV anyway?!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-kd84x9005-review-hands-on-verdict_0.JPG?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_522.jpg?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony KD-84X9005 – smart TV and usability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The KD-84X9005 has Sony’s usual web portal. That means it comes with some of the best apps around, from iPlayer to Lovefilm to the excellent Video Unlimited part of Sony Entertainment Network. The only shame is that the portal and general user interface hasn’t been jazzed up a bit to match the next-gen tech that’s under the hood.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_605.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_4_140.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony KD-84X9005 – initial verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If it’s voice and gesture frills you’re after, you’d best look elsewhere, but if what you’re looking for is the ultimate in picture quality, it looks like the Sony KD-84X9005 is going to be mighty close. And remember that this is a pre-production model and will apparently be getting some more performance-enhancing tweaks before it finally hits shops, at which point we’ll be doing a full review.</p><p>In the meantime it’s hard to imagine having so much money that £25,000 seems like a reasonable amount to spend on a TV, but the KD-84X9005 has inspired us to buy a few extra lottery tickets in the hope that we might be able to find out.</p><p><strong>You might also like</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/razers-project-fiona-gaming-tablet-could-become-a-reality"></p><p>Razer's Project Fiona gaming tablet could become a reality</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/stuff-office-cat/stuff/stuff-office-cat%E2%80%99s-diary-%E2%80%93-051012"></p><p>Stuff Office Cat’s Diary – 05/10/12</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/news-nugget/your-next-birthday-cake-may-display-augmented-reality-video"></p><p>Your next birthday cake may display augmented reality video </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_499.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_5_121.png?1364399468" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/hands-on/sony-kd-84x9005-84in-4k-tv-%E2%80%93-hands-on-review </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/kd-84x9005/sony-kd-84x9005-84in-4k-tv-%E2%80%93-hands-review/news#comments KD-84X9005 Sony Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:29:37 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423000 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony 84in 4K Bravia TV coming this year http://www.stuff.tv/kd-84x9005/sony-84in-4k-bravia-tv-coming-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KD-84X9005 has four times the resolution of Full HD sets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-KD-84X9005_0.jpg?1386624794" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4221.jpg?1386624794" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony&#39;s catchily-named KD-84X9005 84in 4K TV will be available worldwide from the end of the year, the company has announced at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/ifa">IFA</a>.</p> <p>The KD-84X9005 packs in a whopping 84in 3840x2160 LCD panel, with Sony&#39;s 4K X-Reality PRO picture engine powering the images. Sony claims that the set will offer a 60-degree viewing angle, while its 10 Unit Live Speaker side speaker system should ensure that the sound coming out of the set measures up to the image.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/ifa/news-nugget/sony-84in-4k-bravia-tv-coming-this-year </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kd-84x9005/sony-84in-4k-bravia-tv-coming-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/kd-84x9005/sony-84in-4k-bravia-tv-coming-year/news#comments 4K KD-84X9005 Sony TVs Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:31:19 +0000 Stephen Graves 422519 at http://www.stuff.tv