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You don’t believe in compromise. You don’t have time for silly things such as logic and practicality. You’d happily sell your first-born. You’d happily knock your living room wall down if you hadn’t already done so. Your life is dope and you do dope things. Nothing is going to get in the way of you sailing your flagship television, all up in the face of reason.

If that sounds like you, then you need this TV in your life. Why? Because it’s 75 inches of holy cow. It is a monolith straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey – only a lot more entertaining and with uncharacteristically large speakers at each end.

This is Sony’s top-of-the-line TV – their other models this year pale in comparison. It benefits from the company’s best processing technology, and is reinforced by Google’s Android TV. You’ll want to get a couple of willing friends to help. And remember to lift with your legs, not your back.

Picture perfect?

Yes it is, basically. This is the reason to get into ultra high definition: it puts the ‘phwoar’ into 4K.

Nobody will be able to walk past this without staring, jaws wide open. That picture is thrilling. You’ll want to spend a little time calibrating the picture first, though – the default setting is so bright you’ll end up squinting like Clint Eastwood. Still, while Sony has had a good handle on sharpness for a few years, this is something else.

This is the sort of picture that lets you see exactly how much hair gel Paul Hollywood uses: the colours are fierce, yet, somehow, just subdued enough not to look unnatural, and it sounds great, too. Those proper speakers at the sides really make a difference.

The only not-so-great bit is Android TV: it’s clunky compared to LG’s WebOS and Samsung’s Tizen interfaces, and could do with more apps.

Stuff says... 

Sony KD-75X9400C review

An absolute beast of a TV, with a price to match