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Sony Bravia KDL-60LX903 review

This monster 60-inch 3D LCD TV is big and clever, but will cost you an arm, leg and maybe a kidney or two

Intro

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The KDL-60LX903 is an impressive 60in, full HD LCD TV boasting just about every feature going. It's 3D-capable, employs edge LED backlighting and is network-enabled.

A Freeview HD tuner will receive terrestrial hi-def transmissions, including BBC HD. Currently topping Sony's TV range, this set can deliver impressive 2D pictures but is compromised by mediocre sound.

We liked

The network applications, which can break this TV from the shackles of conventional broadcasts. 2D pictures have the 'wow' factor, the most being made of HDTV sources like Blu-ray. Given the size of the screen, power consumption is commendably low.

We disliked

The sound quality, which is actually inferior to that from some much-cheaper TVs – never mind audio systems. There are also some issues with 3D performance and connectivity.

Final verdict

If you want to make a statement of how important TV is in your life, then the 60LX903 should at the very least be experienced in a showroom.

Four and a half grand does, however, buy a pretty decent projector (including Sony models). This will produce pictures of even more impressive scale, and although you'll need an audio system the cynic might argue that such equipment is also needed if you opt for this Sony set.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG2), DVB-T (MPEG2)
Video Signal StandardHD Ready 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyBRAVIA LX903
3D Type3D Ready
Brand NameSony
Screen Size152.4 cm (60")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)49.80 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 300
Standby Power Consumption190 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand938 mm
Width with Stand1440 mm
Depth with Stand380 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D TechnologyShutter
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height906 mm
Width1440 mm
Depth64 mm
ColourBlack
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound
Product SeriesLX903
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture in Picture, Picture and Picture (PAP), Child Lock, Sleep Timer, Favorite Channel Selection, Channel Labeling, Auto Program, Teletext
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-60LX903
Product NameBRAVIA KDL-60LX903 60" LED-LCD TV
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL60LX903
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Switch on the LX903 and you no longer simply watch TV: you're drawn into an exciting new world of Full HD 3D entertainment. With a beautiful, minimalist Monolithic Design, access to online content and intelligent features, the LX903 will redefine your viewing experience.

Package Contents
  • BRAVIA KDL-60LX903 LED-LCD TV
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table-Top Stand
  • Remote Commander
  • 2 x Regular size 3D Glasses
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)42.80 kg