Designed to vanish while youre watching them, the X900C and X910C have screens that are virtually bezel-less, and run almost edge-to-edge. Still, Sony says the UHD TVs will mount closer to walls, making them even more beautiful in living rooms. As far as picture quality goes, the 3,840 x 2,160 resolution is stunning.
Apple isn’t the only company obsessed with making its electronics thinner and lighter. Sony’s super-thin Ultra HD 4K TVs (UHD TV), which measure 0.2-inches thin at their thinnest point — slimmer than an iPhone 6 — will be available this summer.
While the top half of the television is razor thin, the bottom half is noticeably thicker (the components, as well as HDMI and USB ports, have to go somewhere). Still, Sony says the UHD TVs will mount closer to walls, making them even more beautiful in living rooms.
As far as picture quality goes, the 3,840 x 2,160 resolution is stunning. The UHD TVs have a wider range of displayable colors and higher brightness range, thanks to a new X1 processor. This new brain also helps with upscaling high-definition content to 4K.
In addition, Sony’s not taking any risks this year. The X900C and X910C come with Google’s Android TV (the same interface on Google’s Nexus Player set-top box); that means full access to Google Play, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and more.
Impressive as the X900C and X910C are, they’re not the crème de la crème of Sony’s 2015 UHD lineup. The X930C (65-inch) and X940C (75-inch) claim that honor, thanks to their ability to display High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.
HDR video allows for a wider range of brightness levels without loss in details. Usually, when you boost a screen’s brightness, details get washed out. With new HDR-enabled content rolling out from content providers such as Amazon and Netflix, you’ll be able to see more details in scenes that would normally be blown out.
As the upper echelon of Sony’s UHD TVs, they’re priced on the steep end: $4,500 for the 65-inch X930C and $8,000 for the 75-inch X940C. Both models are available for preorder, starting Sunday, directly from Sony. Online retailers and brick-and-mortar shops will get them in May. Read more…