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SONY KD - 65XH9005

If watching men ride up hills in tight Lycra is your raison d’etre, annual sporting events don’t come any bigger than the Tour… but to do the event justice on TV you need a set like the Sony XH9005.

First, it must be able to cope with fast action, which is where the 120Hz refresh rate and X-Motion Clarity tech come in to keep things reliably smooth – while an Auto Low-Latency Mode on the HDMI ports means the lack of lag also extends to external sources.

Second, it needs to be a consummate upscaler, because ITV’s coverage only extends to HD broadcasts. The XH9005 relies on the considerable power of its X1 4K HDR picture-processing chip to give 1080p images some polish, with hugely impressive results.

There’s some bonus material to be had here too, because the set is one of Sony’s ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ TVs, meaning it’s set up to do its stablemate real justice. That means it gets the HDMI 2.1 ports that make it a serious next-gen console proposition.

Add to that the fact that picture quality is dynamic and convincing, input lag is roughly 15ms, and even without external assistance this Sony sounds quite muscular too, and you’ve got a potential yellow-jersey TV on your hands here.

1,59,900 / sony.co.in

KEY SPECS

65in 3840x2160 LCD

4x HDMI, 2x USB, Ethernet, optical, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

HDR 10, Dolby Vision, HLG

Android TV

STUFF SAYS

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