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A little lower, the close-to-flagship 65 inch X9300 delivers that same gold accented edge and a pretty much identical design, though with a change in size offering either 55 or 65 inch displays and a slight reduction in features, ditching the Full Array of LED backlighting to the standard Slim Backlight Drive in case you don’t need the best of the best.


If you sit yourself in that category and then some but still want a decent set, Sony will also have the X8500 series in 2016, which again keeps the sleek design going, but replaces the gold trim for something silver, a telling sign that you’re getting the middle ground for the best in show.

The X8500 will include four sizes, with 55, 65, 75, and 85 inch options, and much of the same HDR technology and Triluminos colour, but without a slim backlight drive of any kind.

Sony's X7500

Sony’s X7500

And if you don’t care about HDR at all and just want the clarity of 4K, expect a 49 and 55 inch variant of the X7000, as well as a 65 inch version called the X7500.

Finally, Sony will still have a few TVs offering Full HD, because if we’re honest, not everyone cares about 4K yet and probably won’t for another year or two.


If you’re in this category, expect TVs from 32 inches all the way up to 55 inches, but without Triluminos and without the specialty backlighting tech of the new models. Instead and in a first for Sony, the Full HD TVs will all feature Sony’s “X-Reality Pro” engine to work out how to improve detail on images and videos watched through the display.

As for pricing and availability, Sony isn’t saying anything about these for Australian buyers, but we’d say you can expect information being released on this sometime between April and June. You know, when all the other TVs are updated.