WHEN 4K BECOME SMALLER, CHEAPER
WITH ITS SENSE OF Quartz design concept, the X9004 comes across as one big panel of glass held up by a steel ring. The 65-incher has an array of magnetic fluid speakers on both sides of the panel. Each array consists of a passive radiator, tweeter and woofer. It is the first time magnetic fluid speakers have been used in TVs. The 4K pictures look stunning. After all, they are four times more clear than FullHD. The X9004 copes with the lack of 4K content by upscaling everything played on the LED screen to 3840x2160p resolution. We tested it with a 720p video file and the upscaled video was quite good, though we did notice some ghosting. Even streamed YouTube videos are upscaled and this is a good way of making use of the 4K qualities of the television.
The Triluminos technology incorporated into these new televisions gives a much wider colour array than before. The 3D quality has good throw and depth, though clearly it is just another feature here. The interface is very fluid and it is easy to shift between sources. There are a limited number of apps and access to the web, but they are not good enough to call this a smart TV.
The two 12.5W front-facing speaker arrays and the two 20W subwoofers give a sound quality that matches the superb video.
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BRAVIA KD84X9000 65-INCH
SPECS: 65-inch LED, 3840x2160p, 65W, Wi-Fi, NFC, DLNA There is also a 55-inch version Steel ring holds screen in place