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Sony XBR-65X900 Series 4K HD TV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 456 reviews of Sony XBR-65X900 Series 4K HD TV. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and sound. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony XBR-65X900 Series 4K HD TV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony XBR-65X900 Series 4K HD TV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of Sony XBR-65X900 Series 4K HD TV from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and sound. The price and design are also appreciated. Views are divided on the remote control, and many are less positive about the reliability.

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reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBR-65X900A 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D LED UHDTV (Black)Sony XBR-65X900A 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D LED UHDTV (Black)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony XBR-65X900F

 

Sony's X900F 4K TV series is among the brightest we've tested, with excellent color and tons of features thanks to Android TV, though some minor issues coupled with a hefty price tag keep it from rising to the top.

Very bright panel. Excellent color performance. Lots of features. Attractive design.

Mediocre black levels with light bloom. Interface can feel slow and jerky. Expensive.

Sony's X900F 4K TV series is bright, colorful, and stylish. It can put out well over 1,000cd/m2 when pushed, and it comes packed with features thanks to its Android TV interface. Its black levels are mediocre, however, and light bloom can hurt its...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony XBR-65X900B

 

With a robust built-in sound system, the Sony XBR-65X900B is one of the best 4K HDTVs you can buy right now, but until 4K content becomes widely available, it's not worth the high cost.

Bright picture with accurate colors. Attractive design. Powerful sound system. Lots of features.

Expensive. Poor black levels for the price. 4K content selection isn't compelling yet.

While you can't count on Netflix and YouTube for 4K video unless you have a truly prodigious Internet connection, Sony itself offers a solution that's much more reliable. Unfortunately, it's expensive and extremely limited. The upcoming FMP-X10 is a...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony XBR-X900B series review

 

There's a reason no TV maker focuses on sound quality. For speakers to sound good, they need to be big, and they should face the listener. What sells in TV land is the "all-picture" look, with as little bezel as possible, leaving no room for hefty,...

The Sony XBR-X900B series provides the best picture quality of any 4K TV we've tested so far, competing well against the better plasmas. It also pumped out best sound of any TV we've heard, bar none. Its prominent speakers and high-end finish makes a...

Those speakers: you'll either love 'em or hate 'em. Most people won't love 'em. The X900B is also more expensive than most 65-inch 4K TVs. The high resolution doesn't provide a major boost in image quality, especially with non-4K content. The 3D image...

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).

Jun, 2014

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Sony XBR-65X900B

 

At the high end, where TVs like Sony's XBR-X900B compete, there's the added fact that many people have a dedicated home-theater system, with big separate speakers and amplification that render moot (mute?) any audio built into the TV.

The Sony XBR-X900B series provides the best picture quality of any 4K TV we've tested so far, competing well against the better plasmas. It also pumped out best sound of any TV we've heard, bar none. Its prominent speakers and high-end finish makes a...

Those speakers: you'll either love 'em or hate 'em. Most people won't love 'em. The X900B is also more expensive than most 65-inch 4K TVs. The high resolution doesn't provide a major boost in image quality, especially with non-4K content. The 3D image...

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).

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Eberle (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony XBR-65X900B 65" Ultra HD (4K) Television Review

 

When 4K televisions first hit the market a year ago they were priced at the extreme high-end; but second-generation sets are becoming more affordable. In this review, I'm checking out Sony's XBR-65X900B, a 65" (diagonal) Ultra HD set with great picture...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Eberle (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony XBR-65X900B 65″ Ultra HD (4K) Television Review

 

Sony XBR65X900B Ultra HD Television Review

Clarity and detail beyond reproach ; Accurate color, grayscale and gamma ; Excellent scaling of lower-res content ; Sound quality is second to none

Average native contrast ; Image enhancements require careful tweaking for the best image ; Confusing Scene Select and Picture Mode options

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Westover (tomsguide.com)

Sony XBR-65X900E 4K TV Review: A Midrange Winner

 

The Sony XBR-65X900E combines an excellent LCD display with great sound and robust smart features. The panel ticks a lot of boxes for the price, giving you 4K resolution, HDR support and 120Hz refresh rate. Combine this with Sony's excellent take on...

4K HDR Support ; Excellent color ; Robust sound ; Android TV is one of the best

Backlighting issues ; Some limits on viewing angles ; Awkward remote

The Sony XBR-65X900E combines solid picture and sound quality with a feature-rich operating system and a midrange price. We just wish it had a better remote.

Dec, 2017

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Al Griffin (soundandvision.com)

Sony XBR-65X900E LCD Ultra HDTV Review

 

The impressive performance delivered by Sony's midrange UHDTV makes it a compelling choice for budget buyers upgrading to HDR.

Extensive streaming options; Strong contrast with full-array local dimming; Accurate out-of-box color

Average LCD off-axis picture uniformity; HDR highlights a notch below the top TVs; Android TV interface can be confusing

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Sony XBR-65X900C 65 inch 4K ultra HD TV

 

Just as it seemed that 4K TVs could barely get any thinner, Sony breaks the bounds of expectation with the release of its acclaimed X900C 4K ultra HD TV., the thinnest LCD TV on sale to date. At just 0.2 inches thick over the entire breadth of its...

Excellent refresh rate ; Superb contrast ratio ; Very high color gamut ; Truly beautiful, minimalist physical design ; Full connectivity package ; Excellent HD upscaling engine via X-Reality PRO tech

Poor vibrancy at off-angle viewing ; No local dimming on screen ; No planned HDR firmware update

The X900C is going to be a truly superb 4K TV when it comes out and as far as Sony TVs go, it’s as fine a choice as any of the company’s other top-shelf models.

May, 2015

Expert review by : HDTV Solutions (hdtvsolutions.com)

Sony XBR-65X900A

 

There were times when I was watching this 65-inch screen that I simply caught myself marveling at the quality of the picture.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:S-Force Front Surround 3D
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Number of loudspeakers:4
Number of Speakers:4
RMS rated power:30 / 65
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports / Movie, Music, Sports, Standard
Subwoofer RMS power:40

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:64.5 / 65
Display Diagonal (metric):64.5
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:960
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Zoom / 4:3, 16:9, Auto, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):278 / 338

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Automatic shut off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Hotel mode:Y
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Standard, Vivid / Animation, Cinema, Game, Hotel, Personal, Photo, Sports

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Miracast:Y
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:4
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.83 / 8.58
Package height:38.3 / 38.5
Package weight:116.8
Package width:62.6 / 77.7

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, MP3, WAV, WMA
Clock function: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Local dimming: Yes
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Plug and Play: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1 / 2
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):278 / 338

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Operating system installed:Android
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes
Light sensor: Yes
Power save mode:Y

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Number of tuners:1
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.54 / 3.96
Depth (with stand):10.1 / 15.9
Height:32.9 / 34.4
Height (with stand):35.3 / 35.6
Package depth:7.83 / 8.58
Package height:38.3 / 38.5
Package weight:1869.5
Package width:62.6 / 77.7
Weight:1587.3 / 51.1
Weight with stand:1636.7 / 51.6
Width:57.1 / 66.2
Width (with stand):57.1 / 66.2