The Good: When it comes to television, beauty and brains have to come together. In other words, fashion should never be over function and delivering must never be at the cost of style. A good example of this balancing of the aesthetic with the functional is the Sony Bravia KDL-60LX903. With a 60-inch panel in clean cut form, the Bravia KDL-60LX903 is currently Sony’s flagship TV. It’s big, it’s brilliant and it’s got everything you’d expect from a Bravia and more. The Bravia KDL-60LX903 is the latest in Sony’s more recent “Monolithic” designs: a black-edged TV on a low stand with a one-layer screen that has a little back end. The Bravia KDL-60LX903 has been designed to look great from any angle and this 360-degree philosophy provides a streamlined rear that hides messy cables behind clip-off panels.
But aside from the physical features, the technology behind the Bravia KDL-60LX903 keeps it ahead of many of its LED peers. Using the latest edge LED lighting technology, the Bravia KDL-60LX903 delivers brilliant picture quality. Employing the Bravia Engine 3 or BE3 system, the TV set shows details that are a lot more crisp than most of the sets going around. The Bravia KDL-60LX903 also provides natural colours for a more enjoyable viewing experience, thanks to Sony’s Live Colour System. Bravia’s latest offering is also equipped with MotionFlow 200 HZ. The Bravia KDL-60LX903 is also fitted with Sony’s OptiContrast panels to reduce reflections.
The Sony Bravia KDL-60LX903 also comes with plenty of connectivity options, including a hidden wi-fi to maintain the TV’s seamless design, and a number of USB ports that support the most commonly played music, video or photo file formats. The Internet video platform also succeeds in providing quality livestreams, making the Bravia KDL-60LX903 a great medium to watch YouTube videos or download online content,. An Ethernet port also comes in handy when accessing DLNA PC content. The Bravia KDL-60LX903 is also perfect for 3D viewing with the built-in 3D transmitter.
Other cool features of the Bravia KDL-60LX903 are face detection and a Presence Sensor which provides sound warning when children come to close to the TV set. It also allows the Bravia KDL-60LX903 to adjust picture and sound settings depending on where the viewer is seated.
The Bad: If money is a concern, the £4,500 price tag would be pretty intimidating. The edge-lite LED backlighting of the Bravia KDL-60LX903 prevents it from doing high-quality motion processing found in Sony’s HX903s range. The Bravia KDL-60LX903’s sound also lacks energy and the Distance Detection sensor can be at times faulty, sending warnings despite viewers’ proximity at a safe level.
Summary: The Sony Bravia KDL-60LX903 is an elegant, feature-laden and capable product combining style with functionality. The cost, however, may intimated buyers who could settle for more affordable Sony LED TVs that offer full-array LED backlighting.