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Sony Bravia KD-65A1 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Sony Bravia KD-65A1 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and design. The usability and sound also get good views, but the reliability and size get mixed views. Some have doubts about the remote control and price.

image quality, sound, usability, design, color

price, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Bravia KD-65A1 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Sony XBR-A1E Series (XBR65A1E) review

 

Pay the Sony premium, and you'll be rewarded with one of the most remarkable TVs ever made.

Gorgeous design ; Perfect picture quality ; Stunning HDR performance ; Impressive sound system ; Google Assistant, Alexa Voice control

Expensive ; Android TV can be a drag

Seriously, folks, the Sony A1E OLED is just out-of-this-world fantastic. The question isn’t whether you will love having the Sony A1E OLED TV in your home. The question is whether can you stomach paying for the little extras it offers over competing LG...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony XBR-65A1E

 

Sony's A1E series of OLED TVs shows off the technology's capability for perfect blacks and wide colors, with the power and features of Android TV under the hood.

Perfect black levels. Wide color range. Striking design. Android TV platform is loaded with features, including Google Cast.

Extremely expensive. Colors aren't ideal out of the box.

The Sony A1E shows that fantastic picture quality provided by OLED technology isn't solely LG's thing. It's a striking, feature-filled TV with fantastic contrast and a very wide color reach. LG's OLEDC7P series has more accurate color out of the box,...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony's unique OLED TV is held back by its higher price

 

Sony's OLED TV costs a lot more than its LG rivals, but does its picture quality justify the price? We compare the two best TVs ever side-by-side.

With the exception of other 2017 OLED TVs, the Sony XBR-A1E outperforms every other TV we've tested. It delivers perfect black levels, wide viewing angles, accurate color and a great bright-room picture. Its unique stand-less design is almost all...

It has the same image quality as less expensive LG OLED TVs.

With an amazing picture that matches but doesn't exceed LG's 2017 OLED TVs, the Sony XBR-A1E isn't worth the premium for most high-end shoppers.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (techhive.com)

Sony A1E 4K TV review: This could be the best OLED TV money can buy

 

Take an OLED panel and combine it with Sony's picture processing wizardry and you get what is the best image we've seen on an OLED TV. But how HDR will affect OLED lifespan we don't yet know.

Absolutely stunning picture ; Good detail reproduction for an OLED ; Great sound using the display as a planar speaker

Remote fails to match the elegance of the TV ; Media apps are sluggish and buggy ; Possible lifespan issues with HDR and OLED

The A1E’s picture is so rich and lush, our possibly errant and tenuous supposition of a shorter OLED lifespan won’t matter to many folks. If you have $5500 to fork over for a TV today, you can probably afford to replace it before it wears out. Maybe by...

Jul, 2017

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

Sony XBR-65A1E OLED Ultra HDTV Review

 

While it might appear that OLED UHDTVs are popping up everywhere, the most visible supplier to date has been LG. But Sony, by acquiring OLED panels from LG and adding its own electronics, processing, styling, and unique features, has jumped into the...

Excellent contrast; Superb color and resolution; Looks good from every angle; Unique panel-based sound system

No color management system; Some white clipping

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Quain (tomsguide.com)

Sony Bravia OLED XBR-65A1E Review: Brilliant from Any Angle

 

Initially, I was distracted by the angle of the Sony A1E sitting on a tabletop in our testing room. However, a few hours of viewing its impressive picture made me forget all about the unusual setup. Sony has definitely put its own twist on the OLED...

Excellent OLED picture ; Impressive built-in sound ; Well-rounded smart-TV features ; Great viewing angles

Odd leaning tabletop stand ; Abysmal remote control

Splurge on the Sony XBR-65A1E if you want a truly superior OLED TV with impressive sound and robust Android TV features. You can get the LG E7 for about $1,000 less, but Sony's set provides slightly better color and more brightness.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A1 OLED

 

Sony A1 OLED review: Sony finally enters the 4K OLED arena – this is one very special TV indeed, and one of the most exciting designs out there

Outstanding picture quality ; An innovative sound system that works ; Gorgeous design

Expensive ; Uninspiring remote

Sony’s first 4K OLED is a triumph.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-65A1 review

 

Sony once again shows the rest of the TV world how it's done.

Completely unique and innovative design ; Sounds very good by flatscreen standards ; Typical OLED black performance ; More punch and vibrancy than from an LG ; Spot-on motion, colour and sharpness

Still no Dolby Vision ; Only two HDMIs can handle full-fat 4K HDR ; The user-experience could do with improvements ; LG does standard-def better

Sony’s taken LG’s raw OLED materials and refined them into the finest telly you can currently buy

Oct, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Stephen Lambrechts John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony Bravia A1 OLED (KD-65A1) review

 

Sony's brand-new TV for 2017 is returning to OLED

Gorgeous picture quality ; Startling, monolithic design ; Fantastic sound ; Unmatched viewing angles

It’s not very bright ; Stand makes it sit on a slight angle

From its startling frameless design and stellar build quality to its jaw-dropping pictures and ground-breaking, room-filling sound, Sony’s first stab at doing a big-screen OLED TV is the definition of AV class. The A1 OLED series is a crowd pleaser in...

Aug, 2017

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Sony BRAVIA KD-65A1 HDR 4K OLED TV Review

 

Sony finally enter the OLED market with their new A1 BRAVIA 4K HDR TV, which not only offers superior picture quality but also a revolutionary audio...

Superb blacks and contrast ratio ; Fantastic dynamic range ; Impressive colour accuracy ; Excellent video processing ; Wide viewing angles ; Acoustic Surface is inspired ; Beautiful design

Minor banding just above black ; material ; Screen is at an angle ; Expensive

The Sony A1 is a genuinely striking piece of industrial design that combines minimalist art and cutting-edge technology to great effect, delivering an OLED TV that is gorgeous to look at when it's both off and on. The use of an Acoustic Surface to...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse / DTS Digital Surround,Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:Acoustic Surface / ClearAudio+
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Equalizer:Y
Number of loudspeakers:5
Number of Speakers:5
RMS rated power:50
Sound modes:Cinema,Music,Sports,Standard / Music, Sports, Standard

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Color of product:Black
On/Off switch:Y
Product color:Black
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 200
Year of production:2017

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:65
Display Diagonal (metric):64.5 / 64.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:OLED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Peak luminance ratio:77
Screen shape:Flat
Supported video modes:480i,480p,720p,1080i,1080p,2160p / 480p,720i,720p,1080i,1080p,2160p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Ergonomics

On/Off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 200

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Hotel mode:Y
Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:English, Spanish, French
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep Timer:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Standard, Theater, Vivid
Voice control:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HID,HOGP,SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Browser supported:Opera
Browsing:Y
Ethernet LAN:Y
Miracast:Y
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.72
Package height:39.2
Package type:Box
Package weight:108
Package width:62.5

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,WAV,WMA
Hard Drive Capacity:16
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Light sensor:Y
Parental Control:Y
Picture processing technology:Sony Dynamic Contrast Enhancer / Sony Dynamic Contrast Enhancer,Sony Live Colour,Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Processor cores:4
Subtitles function:Y
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext:1000
Teletext function:Y
USB recording:Y
Video formats supported:3GPP,ASF,AVC,AVCHD,M-JPEG,MKV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG2-PS,MPEG2-TS,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WEBM,XVID

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface (CI):N
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDCP:Y
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232C ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:211 / 214
Energy efficiency class:A
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):477 / 498
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):154 / 477

Smart TV

Google applications:Google Play
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV):Y
Internet TV:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Standard, Theater, Vivid / Animation,Cinema,Custom,Game,Graphics,Photo,Sports,Standard,Vivid
Smart TV:Y
User memory:16
Video apps:Amazon Prime Video,NetFlix / Amazon Prime Video,NetFlix,YouTube,maxdome

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play
Light sensor:Y

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL,SECAM
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital
Twin tuner:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.39
Depth (with stand):13.3
Height:32.8
Height (with stand):32.4 / 32.8
Package depth:7.72
Package height:39.2
Package weight:108
Package width:62.5
Weight:65.7
Weight with stand:79.8
Width:57.1
Width (with stand):57.1