Latest Sony TV reviews

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV

By Dan Grabham

Last year’s Sony A1 Series OLED TV was widely acknowledged as one of the best – if not the best – TVs launched in 2017. And that's quite impressive since the A1 was Sony's first proper consumer OLED TV. Now its epic hardware has found its way... Read more

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price
4.0 stars

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price

By John Archer

With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a healthy dollop of such quality will have filtered down to more affordable Sony models such as the XE85... Read more

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang
4.5 stars

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang

By John Archer

While ultra-expensive Sony OLED screens have long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the professional video mastering world, the brand hasn't dipped its toes into the consumer OLED market since it launched a miniscule 11-inch model back in 2008. Until... Read more

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza
4.5 stars

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza

By John Archer

Most of us weirdos who spend the majority of our waking lives testing TVs seem to agree that LCD screens that use lights placed directly behind them (rather than around their edges) are best suited to the new high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology... Read more

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills
4.5 stars

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills

By John Archer

The first new Sony TV for 2017, the 55-inch XE9305, sets a seriously high-tech tone.Leading the way is the second-generation of Sony's Slim Backlight Drive system, which uniquely places two LCD light plates in sequence to provide twice as much local... Read more

Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master
5.0 stars

Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master

By John Archer

The pages of AV history are littered with "here today, gone tomorrow" features only truly memorable for the amount of hype that surounded their launch. We have no doubt, though, that the latest feature on the AV block, high dynamic range (HDR) playback,... Read more

Sony XD9305 4K TV review: Making a strong first impression
4.0 stars

Sony XD9305 4K TV review: Making a strong first impression

By John Archer

Brilliant though the TV world's new high dynamic range (HDR) technology is, it's also proving monumentally hard for current TV technologies to handle. Which is precisely why Sony has moved past "current TV technologies" and come up with something new... Read more

Sony XD9405 4K TV review: The 75-inch UHD wonder
4.5 stars

Sony XD9405 4K TV review: The 75-inch UHD wonder

By John Archer

Love movies? Got a big living room? Feeling flush this month? Then Sony thinks it has just the ticket for you in the shape of its new flagship TV, the KD-75XD9405.For the princely sum of £4,999 the XD9405 gives you a huge 75-inch screen stuffed with... Read more

Sony Bravia X94C 4K TV review: Bigger is better
4.5 stars

Sony Bravia X94C 4K TV review: Bigger is better

By John Archer

We know what you're thinking about the X94C: "A 75-inch TV? Seriously? Who apart from maybe the occasional Russian oil tycoon could even think about buying a TV as big as that?”Well, at the risk of sounding pushy, we really think you should apply at... Read more

Sony Bravia X93C 4K TV review: Beauty and the beast
4.0 stars

Sony Bravia X93C 4K TV review: Beauty and the beast

By John Archer

Whatever we end up thinking about the Sony 65X9305C 4K telly, you certainly can't complain about how much physical hardware you get for your money.The X93C's 65-inch screen is hardly a shrinking violet in itself, but Sony has boldly wrapped it in a uniquely... Read more

Hands-on: Sony's 4K Bravia X900C TV is not only super thin but also really smart (thanks to Android TV)

Hands-on: Sony's 4K Bravia X900C TV is not only super thin but also really smart (thanks to Android TV)

By Elyse Betters

Sony's newly-announced, ultra-thin 4K TV is insane.First of all: it's just 4.9mm thick at its thinnest point. The company noted at CES 2015 that the new Bravia X900C is slimmer than its own Xperia flagship smartphone. For reals. But don't be fooled, as... Read more

Sony KD-65X9005B 65-inch 4K TV review
5.0 stars

Sony KD-65X9005B 65-inch 4K TV review

By Luke Edwards

The future of TV is 4K, and judging by Sony's latest X9005B telly it's already arrived. In addition to finally becoming more realistically affordable, proper 4K content is now available from Netflix. And it's amazing.Sony's KD-65X9005B is 4K and affordable,... Read more

Sony KDL-55W955 LED Smart TV review
4.0 stars

Sony KDL-55W955 LED Smart TV review

By Steve May

The 55-inch Sony KDL-55W955 is the first of the company's new "wedge" flatscreen designs to land on our test bench. Reserved for its W85 and W95 Full HD screens and the X85/X9 4K Ultra-HD fleet, the triangle profile isn't just eye-catching but cleverly... Read more

Sony KDL-50W829 W8 Series TV review
5.0 stars

Sony KDL-50W829 W8 Series TV review

By Steve May

Sony is banking on its W8 flatscreen range to cut a swathe through the connected TV competition this year.While there are higher-spec Full HD models in the brand's own 2014 line-up, specifically the distinctive wedge-shaped W85 and W95 models, this trio... Read more

Sony HMZ-T3W personal 3D viewer review
3.0 stars

Sony HMZ-T3W personal 3D viewer review

By Stuart Miles

What would you say to the idea of having the equivalent of a 63ft-tall cinema screen to watch in your living room, your lounge, on a plane, pretty much anywhere you can go - even if you didn't have the physical space?If the answer is "yes please" then... Read more

Sony Bravia S990A 65-inch Curved LED TV pictures and eyes-on

Sony Bravia S990A 65-inch Curved LED TV pictures and eyes-on

By Mike Lowe

Sony might be accused of following the flock with the announcement of its Bravia S990A curved television, but this 65-inch giant isn't OLED like its LG and Samsung rivals - it's LED.Well, it sort of is and sort of isn't. Technically it's LCD with LED... Read more

Sony KD-65X9005A 65-inch 4K TV
5.0 stars

Sony KD-65X9005A 65-inch 4K TV

By Steve May

Nothing less than the herald for a new era of TV technology, Sony’s glossy 65-inch Ultra HD KD-65X9005A plays Silver Surfer to the Galactus that is 4K. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Ultra HD offers four times the resolution of today’s... Read more

Sony KDL-40W905A smart 3D TV
5.0 stars

Sony KDL-40W905A smart 3D TV

By Steve May

Sony seems determined to improve its image. While rival TV manufacturers tout voice recognition systems and play tuner Top Trumps, Sony’s latest flagship is all about picture quality. Indeed with its groundbreaking wide colour Triluminos backlight and... Read more

Sony Personal Content Station (PCS) LLS-201 pictures and hands-on

Sony Personal Content Station (PCS) LLS-201 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

Personal storage is often back-breakingly boring, but Sony's managed to hot-up the solution with one-touch NFC connectivity from its 1TB wireless server.Okay, so it's not totally hotted-up as the "Personal Content Station LLS-201" - which we'll refer... Read more

Sony Bravia 55-inch KDL-55HX853 LED TV
4.5 stars

Sony Bravia 55-inch KDL-55HX853 LED TV

By Mike Lowe

The Sony Bravia KDL-55HX853 is the second telly from the company's dynamic edge-LED range that's made its way into Pocket-lint towers. It's a mix of unusual design with bags of picture-enhancing technology and enough connectivity - both physical and via... Read more

Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit
3.0 stars

Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit

By Mike Lowe

The sky's the limit with Skype. You needn't restrict the virtual face-to-face call system's use to a computer or mobile device - or perhaps you don't happen to own either - as many of the latest smart TVs have a Skype app built in. In tandem with the... Read more

Sony 56-inch 4K OLED prototype TV demoed, we go eyes-on

Sony 56-inch 4K OLED prototype TV demoed, we go eyes-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Sony might be bringing 4K to the mainstream this year with its flagship X900, but the real product we want sitting in our living room is the 56-inch 4K OLED TV.Unveiled at Sony's press conference at CES, the stunningly beautiful screen boasts a picture... Read more

Sony goes 4K with the Bravia X900 Ultra HD TV, we go eyes-on

Sony goes 4K with the Bravia X900 Ultra HD TV, we go eyes-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Sony has announced the Bravia X900A 4K Ultra HD TV. Launching in the spring, it will be Sony's flagship 4K set and features all the bells and whistles you would expect.This means a 4K picture with the X-Reality Pro picture engine keeping things ticking... Read more

Sony Bravia KD-84X9005 84-inch 4K TV pictures and eyes-on

Sony Bravia KD-84X9005 84-inch 4K TV pictures and eyes-on

By Mike Lowe

After tantalising us with its 4K projector at CES 2012, Sony has announced its first commercially available 4K television at IFA 2012: the Sony Bravia KD-84X9005. Pocket-lint was at the unveiling in Berlin, Germany, where Sony's new President and CEO,... Read more

Sony Internet Player with Google TV
3.5 stars

Sony Internet Player with Google TV

By Hunter Skipworth

Once something that every tech fan under the sun was desperate to get their hands on, but only the Americans could really enjoy, Google TV was a hot topic. After a year or so of proving itself to be fairly pants abroad, it has now hit European shores... Read more

Sony HX7 46-inch LCD TV
4.0 stars

Sony HX7 46-inch LCD TV

By Hunter Skipworth

With its latest set of TVs, Sony is trying to do something different in the looks department. The HX8, with its monolith design and tilted screen, certainly dominates any living room. Take a step down and you have this, the HX7, which uses a clever back... Read more

Sony Internet Player with Google TV pictures and hands-on

Sony Internet Player with Google TV pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Google TV has a new look, new hardware and is heading to the UK. Set to launch on 16 July on British soil, the Sony Internet Player with Google TV brings with it a newly updated version of the service as well as more powerful hardware. We first caught... Read more

Sony Bravia 46-inch KDL-46HX853 LED TV
5.0 stars

Sony Bravia 46-inch KDL-46HX853 LED TV

By Mike Lowe

Sony’s presence in the TV world has always been a strong one. Well, except for the company’s last few generations of TVs that have fallen short of the mark. We’ll just put that down to a bad day in the office, because it looks as though Sony has... Read more

Sony's new TVs put design and picture quality first... pictures and hands-on

Sony's new TVs put design and picture quality first... pictures and hands-on

By Ian Morris

It seems that, after making record losses, Sony has developed a plan to make its new televisions impress in the areas that customers say are most important.The company is focusing, therefore, on TVs that must be well designed and have great picture quality.... Read more

Sony KDL-55EX723
4.5 stars

Sony KDL-55EX723

By Jamie Carter

How does Sony do it? This flagship TV in the brand’s EX Series is one of the most impressive we’re ever seen. The way the 55EX723 upscales all sources to fit its massive 55-inch panel is clever stuff; it cleans and polishes all kinds of web-based... Read more

Sony KDL-40HX723
4.5 stars

Sony KDL-40HX723

By Steve May

Sony TVs are a bit like Star Trek movies. They alternate between good and woeful for no apparent reason. But while the decent Trek flicks are relatively easy to predict - stick with the even-numbered outings and you won’t go far wrong - avoiding the... Read more

Sony KDL-37EX524
4.0 stars

Sony KDL-37EX524

By Jason Denwood

Another measured attempt by Sony, this time in the increasingly rare, but popular with consumers, 37-inch size. It sits slap bang in the middle of the company's impressive, and popular, Essential EX range.Forget 3D – it's not on offer here. Just shy... Read more

Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K home projector pictures and hands-on

Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K home projector pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

Last month, the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was announced; the company's first 4K projector designed with the living room in mind.Over in Japan, at CEATEC, the company used its opening press conference to show off the 4096 x 2160 monster, and Pocket-lint was on... Read more

Sony KDL-55HX823 3DTV
4.0 stars

Sony KDL-55HX823 3DTV

By Jason Denwood

This isn't Sony’s most expensive screen, that dubious honour goes to its KDL-55HX923. But don't bother with that because the HX823 series’ luscious 3D, sparkling 2D and a web video hub that’s genuinely engaging will blow your socks off.A Freeview... Read more

Sony KDL-22EX320
4.5 stars

Sony KDL-22EX320

By Jamie Carter

Most kitchen or “second room” TVs feature a bog standard LCD screen and, if you're lucky, a Freeview tuner, but the competition is hotting up and Sony here brings to market a small TV that’s not only one of the best specified, but also one of the... Read more

Sony KDL-32CX523
4.5 stars

Sony KDL-32CX523

By Jason Denwood

Sony is back with one of its first offerings for 2011, and it’s a budget belter. Lacking any kind of upmarket panel tech, you’ll have to make do with regular LCD (no sign of any LED backlighting here), but elsewhere there are plenty of features to... Read more

Sony Bravia KDL-40NX713
4.0 stars

Sony Bravia KDL-40NX713

By Jamie Carter

3D ready rather than 3D-equipped, this step-up set from Sony is nicely positioned for anyone after a top draw, future-proof flatscreen - and it comes complete with Freeview HD tuner. Part of Sony’s Network range - we’re not sure why when most of its... Read more

Sony SMP-N100
3.5 stars

Sony SMP-N100

By Steve May

The SMP-N100 is Sony’s first dedicated IPTV and network media player. Once the exclusive province of relatively esoteric PC brands, this sector of the market is now being groomed by the big TV makers, which means a whole new tranche of telly-watchers... Read more

Sony Bravia KDL-40LX903
3.5 stars

Sony Bravia KDL-40LX903

By Jason Denwood

Unlike in the world of Blu-ray players, where buying a non-3D-capable deck is fast becoming a waste of time, the jury is still out on 3DTVs. Sony’s KDL-40LX903 doesn’t do much to change that. LED backlighting, a Freeview HD tuner, loads of online... Read more

Sony BDP-S470
4.5 stars

Sony BDP-S470

By Jamie Carter

Is it time we abandoned the 2D Blu-ray player? At this low price Sony’s BDP-S470 makes a serious bid at being not just an excellent 3D Blu-ray player, but a fantastic value all-rounder that could quickly see the rug pulled from under non-3D players.That... Read more

Sony Bravia KDL-46NX703
4.5 stars

Sony Bravia KDL-46NX703

By Doug Harman

The Sony Bravia KDL 46NX703 sits within Sony’s Network range of new Bravia HD TVs and is suitably equipped with a wide range of connection options including integrated Wi-Fi support, a big improvement over the optional (at extra cost) Wi-Fi dongle of... Read more

First Look: Sony Internet TV

First Look: Sony Internet TV

By Lydia Leavitt

Sony has launched its much anticipated Internet TV in New York City, and Pocket-lint was there to have a play and bring you our first impressions. Sony Internet TV is the first all-in-one HDTV integrated with the Google TV system. Much like the recently... Read more

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803
4.0 stars

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX803

By Chris Hall

When we first heard that there were going to be "3D Ready" TVs coming from Sony we audibly groaned. "HD Ready" caused plenty of confusion a few years ago. With a band of "3D Ready" TVs are we going to see the same confusion? The HX803 is one such set:... Read more

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX703
4.0 stars

Sony Bravia KDL-40HX703

By Chris Hall

The Sony Bravia KDL-40HX703 falls into Sony's "Cinematic" range. They represent a step-up over the excellent EX or "Essentials" range that have gone down a storm.The KDL-40HX703 is a 40-inch version of a TV that also comes in 46-inches, offering features... Read more

Sony KDL-32EX503
4.5 stars

Sony KDL-32EX503

By Jason Denwood

It's no good possessing the latest and greatest technology - in this case, Sony's Freeview HD tuner - if the delivery is botched. On this gloss black, gunmetal-bottomed LCD TV, the new high-def TV platform is handled so skilfully that memories of your... Read more

Sony BDV-E370
4.0 stars

Sony BDV-E370

By Danny Phillips

Sony's entry-level Blu-ray system takes all the best bits from the superb BDP-S370 Blu-ray player, fuses them with an AV receiver and chucks them in a box with a set of 5.1 channel speakers - a convenient and cost-effective way of getting a complete high-def... Read more

Sony Bravia KDL-46EX503 television
3.5 stars

Sony Bravia KDL-46EX503 television

By Jamie Carter

Sony has been at the centre of the flat TV world this summer, shouting about its Bravia's built-in Freeview HD tuners and, on some models, 3D compatibility.What it hasn't mentioned is that many of its new models have eschewed all-new LED panels for rather... Read more

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40NX503 television
4.0 stars

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40NX503 television

By Stuart Miles

The new range of BRAVIA televisions are finally out. Split into four ranges, the NX range, standing for network, offers the middle ground for those that can't justify going for the all-singing all-dancing top of the pile offerings from the Signature and... Read more