Sony's top-tier HDTV marries excellent picture quality with beautiful design
28 June 2013
Excerpt: There is no doubt that Sony can manufacture an appealing product. Just look at its latest LED TV, the W900A, which is the company’s highest-tier non-UHD television. Upon receiving the 55-inch model (MSRP $3,299.99), we drooled over its spectacular design and fancy new remote. But underneath all the glitz and glamor, were we going to find anything that justifies its high price tag?
Excerpt: The new KDL-55W900A is Sony’s newest, top-of-the-line, non-XBR set. All of the XBRs, going forward, will be Ultra HD (4K) sets, but the KDL-55W900A, as all of the KDL designs, is firmly in the standard HD, 1920 x 1080 camp. It’s an edge-lit design with local dimming, but its marquee feature has nothing to do with contrast and black levels. Color is the plot here, and Triluminos, a term Sony has used in the past (see sidebar), promises a wider color gamut.