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Sony XBR-X900B series

If you can stand its speakers, Sony's XBR-X900B will reward you with the best combination of audio and video quality you've ever seen (or heard).

June 24, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating June 24, 2014
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The Navy's unmanned X-47B flies again

Picking up where it left off during the summer, the futuristic aircraft carries out at-sea maneuvers on and around its third aircraft carrier.

By November 11, 2013

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X-47B heads to sea on carrier duty (pictures)

The unmanned aircraft spreads its wings in a historic catapult launch from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Here's how the U.S. Navy got everything shipshape.

22 Images By July 11, 2013

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Hooked! X-47B comes in for a carrier landing

Don't try this with your backyard drone. The X-47B has made its first arrested landing on an aircraft carrier, and the world of unmanned aircraft may never be the same.

By July 10, 2013

Editors' Take

Sony XBR-79X900B

CNET reviewed the Sony XBR-X900B series, but since this 79-inch size has slightly different display technology, we can't assume it performs the same as the 65-inch size we did review.

June 26, 2014

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X-47B makes historic carrier launch

The unmanned aircraft was flung into the air from a catapult on the flight deck of the USS George H.W. Bush this morning for a 65-minute transit back to dry land.

By May 14, 2013

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Navy's X-47B makes first arrested landing

The autonomous aircraft's successful ability to grab a special cable upon landing sets it up for its first carrier tests later this month.

By May 6, 2013

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Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes sea trial

The pilotless prototype shows that it can fit into the crowd on an aircraft carrier flight deck and get the job done "in the most hostile electromagnetic environment on Earth."

By December 20, 2012

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Watch the X-47B make its first catapult take-off

The pilotless aircraft needs to prove that it's up to the rigors of the kind of slingshot launch that it can expect soon from an aircraft carrier.

By December 1, 2012

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Carrier-bound X-47B drone passes remote-control test

On dry land, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy show that they can use a handheld controller to maneuver the drone as if around the tight quarters of an aircraft carrier.

By November 15, 2012