Details on pricing and availability are now official for Sony's 2015 televisions, and again the company is focusing on 4K and charging a mint for many models. New for many sets is Android TV, while HDR arrives on the flagships.
Here are the photo highlights from our hands-on tour.
The only other Sony for 2015 that handles HDR sources is the 65-inch XBR-X930C. It has an edge-lit backlight and I expect it to perform very well given the excellent picture quality of the X900B, our favorite 4K LCD TV of 2014.
For buyers who want a high-end Sony without massive speakers, the 65-inch XBR-65X950B will remain on sale throughout 2015.
Below those two in price is the X900C, billed as the world's thinnest LCD TV. Parts of the TV's cabinet, namely the top half of the set, measure just 0.2 inch thick.
Official pricing is still to be determined, but the unofficial leaked pricing pegs the series at $3,999 for the 65-inch version pictured here, and $2,499 for the 55-inch size. The 75-inch member of the series, model XBR-75X910C, costs $4,999 and has a slightly thicker cabinet. Unlike the rest of Sony's TVs, which ship in May, these won't be available until later in the summer.
The first time we saw Android TV was in the Nexus Player box, but Sony has gone whole-hog bringing it to its TVs in 2015. Along the way it scrapped its homegrown interface; here's what the TVs' home page looks like.
Voice search worked very well in our Nexus Player test, and Sony says its TVs get the same functionality. Now if only Google would allow it to hit more services, it might begin to compete with Roku's voice search.