It is very easy to be intimidated by a 65-inch television. And if that is an LED with 3D, then you have pretty much had it. So, Sony’s new HX925 LED TV is as intimidating as they come.
While this is the largest TV in the Bravia range, you cannot help but wonder at the fact that it is also among the slimmest televisions you will ever see, certainly in this size. The next point of amazement has to be the picture quality. We were somehow expecting to see a bit of pixellation at this screen size. But everything on the screen was crystal clear, thanks to the X-reality Pro Engine and Intelligent Peak LED Technology deployed on this giant of a screen. The sound leaps out at you, though at lower volumes you feel that the audio sort of lags behind the picture, at least on the intimidation quotient. The interface is very easy to navigate, especially since there are dedicated keys on the remote for many functions.
The 3D TV capabilities are also good, though you will have to put the ubiquitous goggle to see anything clearly. While 3D reproduction with 3D content is as good as it gets on TVS, this unit can also upscale regular content with the extra dimension but with limited results. We actually tried it with a Youtube video and the result was more like 2.5D, if you get the drift.
As you would have realised, this is also a fully Internet-enabled television. Which means you can connect it to a Wi-fi network or plug in a LAN cable to take it online and play content from the Web. For instance, there is a Sony Entertainment Network app which lets you access featured content from Sony through channels, many of which have a local flavour. You can also access videos from Youtube, though you will need a
fast connection to get over the buffering. Plug in the camera that comes in the box and you are also good for Skype calls.
However, the remote could be a slight impediment for going online as you have to use it to operate an online keypad to select alphabets and type addresses. Since the TV is not compatible with wireless keyboards, your only option on this front is to use a compatible app on an Android phone.
But then all these are small glitches in your quest to bring home big screen entertainment. The only real stumbling point is the price—as big as the screen itself.
BAG IT OR JUNK IT?
Don’t look any further if you like big and don’t mind the price.
GG SONY BRAVIA HX925 LED TV Price:
65 inches; Full HD 1080P with 3D; X-reality PRO picture engine, 30W S-force Front Surround 3D, Dolby Digital Plus, Brava Sync, DLNA, WI-FI, 4 HDMI, Ethernet.