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Why 4K HDR is the best thing to happen to your living room since the sofa

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Jeff Lusk
Jun 01, 2016 18:21
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High-definition, for example: it s the kind of improvement you saw years ago when you switched from VHS tapes to DVDs.

That means you get all the detail that comes with having 8 million pixels on the screen, coupled with all the subtlety that comes with the TV s ability to reproduce the light you see in the real world.

It s so well implemented, in fact, that the reviewers at What Hi-Fi?

– people who are notoriously hard to impress – recently gave the Sony KD-55XD9305 the full five-star treatment, saying, What impresses us about Sony s interpretation of HDR is what we believe is most important: a broadened colour palette in terms of gradation that panders to the subtler hues, making skin tones appear more natural and even bolder colours more nuanced.

So when you re watching all the sport that s on this summer, you won t just be seeing a sea of green with some bright splashes of colour running around on it; there ll be subtle variations in the grass, in the strips, and in the crowds.

6 It s wafer-thin

Despite all that tech on board, the XD93s are super-slim, thanks to Sony s Slim Backlight Drive technology, which makes edge-lit LED TVs perform more like full-array models.

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