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Sony Bravia XBR-65X950B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews of Sony Bravia XBR-65X950B. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the remote control and design are overall positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Bravia XBR-65X950B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony XBR-X900F review: Great picture, but too expensive now

 

The X900F delivers superb image quality, Android TV and modern, minimalist looks for a not-too-expensive price -- that'll only get lower later this year.

The Sony XBR-X900F evinces excellent image quality, with deep black levels, accurate color, solid video processing and very good high dynamic range performance. Its modern, minimalist styling is a cut above budget models. The Android TV operating...

More expensive than Vizio and TCL TVs with similar image quality. Smart TV and voice control features can occasionally be slow to respond.

It might not be the best value, but the Sony X900F offers an excellent picture, superb style and enough extras to tempt buyers who don't want a bargain brand.

May, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony Bravia XBR-HX929 review: Sony Bravia XBR-HX929

 

The first so-called LED TVs were local-dimming models, where the LEDs behind the screen could be dimmed or brightened in different areas to correspond to darker or brighter areas of the picture. The result was excellent contrast, on a level no other...

The Sony XBR-HX929 series produces deeper black levels than any current LCD or plasma TV, giving excellent overall picture quality. It evinces accurate shadow detail and color; offers plenty of video processing options; and can properly handle 1080p/24...

The extremely expensive XBR-HX929 shows some blooming artifacts, and its picture deteriorates more noticeably than usual when seen from off-angle. Its menu and Internet service design is lackluster, and Sony does not include 3D glasses. When displaying...

One of the best-performing LED-based LCDs we've ever tested, the expensive local-dimming Sony XBR-HX929 competes well with the top plasmas.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony Bravia XBR-HX909 review

 

The last Sony TV we reviewed with superb picture quality was the ultra-expensive KDL-55XBR8 from 2008, which also and not coincidentally featured the company's last example of a full-array local dimming LED backlight . That TV's spiritual successor,...

Produces extremely deep black levels; video processing properly handles 1080p/24 material; relatively accurate color with linear grayscale; 3D compatible; 2D-to-3D conversion system works better than expected; numerous streaming video services;...

Extremely expensive; exhibits more blooming than competing local dimming LED models; black areas tinged bluer; subpar off-angle viewing; 3D exhibited ghost images along edges (crosstalk); does not include 3D glasses or IR emitter.

Although its black levels challenge the best ever, some other picture-related aspects of the Sony XBR-HX909 series don't live up to the high price.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Sony XBR65X950B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

 

Sony's 2014 Bravia TVs were major sellers and highly acclaimed 4K TV models when they first came out last year and even though new ultra HD TVs are now on the scene and just over the horizon, these older models still hold their own wonderfully. This is...

Superb color rendering ; Excellent contrast levels, almost on par with HDR ; Full connectivity features ; Extremely bright screen ; Full-array LED backlighting

Expensive ; Somewhat weak sound system for a Sony 4K

The Sony XBR65X950B remains as one of Sony’s best 4K TVs and one of the best on the market in general. Despite being a year old, the X950B series is still cutting edge and bound to satisfy even dedicated 4K display lovers. It’s only downside is a price...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by (lcdtvbuyingguide.com)

Sony XBR-65X950B 4K LED TV

 

The X-Reality 4K engine, the best in the market in our opinion at formatting and converting all types of content and resolutions to the 4K native panel. This engine gives Sony an advantage over Samsung and LG in the performance category. Side viewing...

. We viewed these two side by side and the difference in the LCD panel and light flow through is extremely noticeable. The only picture that will compete with this one for 2014 and early 2015 is the new OLED TVs

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Good TV but not for me, back to plasma for me."

 

I was extremely excited to get a new and slightly bigger TV. As a home theater junkie I had been wanting to upgrade to a full 1080p set and something that would compete on black levels with my four year old Pioneer plasma. I had basically decided LED...

This TV gets extremely bright. The black levels can be very impressive. The detail and sharpness when given an excellent feed is very impressive.

The TV struggles on anything less than an optimum source. Our cable tv generally looked average to poor with some channels look significantly worse than others, almost youtube quality. My four year old Pioneer 5080HD outperforms in most situation.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good TV but not for me, back to plasma for me.

 

I was extremely excited to get a new and slightly bigger TV. As a home theater junkie I had been wanting to upgrade to a full 1080p set and something that would compete on black levels with my four year old Pioneer plasma. I had basically decided LED...

This TV gets extremely bright. The black levels can be very impressive. The detail and sharpness when given an excellent feed is very impressive.

The TV struggles on anything less than an optimum source. Our cable tv generally looked average to poor with some channels look significantly worse than others, almost youtube quality. My four year old Pioneer 5080HD outperforms in most situation.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Sony 65'' HX-XBR929 will not Play AVI Video flash Drive

 

I had my 65'' 929 for a few months now and it plays almost 24/7. The picture quility is still awesome, it plays better now than it did when it was brand new. My only problem less far is the fact that it doesn't play back video ''AVI'' files from a...

I had my 65'' 929 for a few months now and it plays almost 24/7. The picture quility is still awesome, it plays better now than it did when it was brand new.

I'm hoping that Sony soon implement ''AVI '' Flash Drive video viewing from this set soon. At $5300....why not...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (sony.com)

Best TV I've ever owned!

 

Picture is fantastic! Sound is very good. Wish there was more 4K content and I can't sync my comcast remote to operate TV volume or power.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (sony.com)

Screen too glossy for daylight operation

 

The reflections off the screen in daylight rooms is highly distracting. I have white walls that bleed through on a lot of scenes. Back lit venetian blinds are vey distracting. The screen reflects badly in very dark scenes, I like sci-fi, and the space...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse / Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse,Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Number of loudspeakers:2 / 6
Number of Speakers:2 / 6
RMS rated power:10 / 20 / 30 / 90
Sound modes:Game, Movie, Music, Sports, Standard / Movie, Music, Sports, Standard / Movie, Music, Standard / Music, Standard

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
LED Indicators:Power
On/Off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 200

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:43 / 48.5 / 49 / 55 / 65 / 75
Display Diagonal (metric):16.7 / 42.5 / 48.4 / 64.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Direct-LED / Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:120 / 1440 / 240 / 60 / 960
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow / Motionflow XR
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Auto, Zoom / 16:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p / 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p / 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p / 480i,480p,720p,1080i,1080p,2160p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178 / 89
Viewing angle, vertical:178 / 89

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:136 / 173 / 217 / 494
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):150
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):126 / 138 / 171 / 196 / 478

Ergonomics

On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 200 / 300 x 300

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Firmware upgradeable via:Auto upgrade wizard, Network, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Hotel mode:Y
Number of OSD languages:3 / 32
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, BUL, CAT, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE / ARA, BUL, Cat, CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, FIN, French, GRE, Italian, JPN, KOR, LAT, LIT, PER, POL, Portuguese, Rum, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE / ARA, BUL, CAT, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE / ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer:Y / Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, True Cinema, Vivid / Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Animation, Custom, Game, Graphics, Sports, Standard, Theater, Vivid / Movie, Natural, Photo, Sports, Vivid

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Stand width:24.7 / 26.1

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick installation guide:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:RMT-TX100U / RMT-TX200U
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:11.8 / 27.8 / 6.65 / 7.8 / 8.19 / 8.78 / 8.98 / 9.02 / 9.96
Package height:30.3 / 31.2 / 33 / 37.5 / 38.2 / 40.2 / 6.22 / 81.4
Package weight:0.741 / 37.5
Package width:42.4 / 44.9 / 46.9 / 47.8 / 53.6 / 54 / 60.9 / 62.5 / 62.6

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Adaptive Dimming Backlight:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, FLAC, MP3, MP4, WMA / LPCM, MP3, WMA / LPCM, MP3, WMA, WMV / LPCM, MP3, WMV
Child lock: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Game mode:Y / Yes
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, MJPEG
Local dimming: Yes
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control:Y / Yes
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO,Sony X-tended Dynamic Range / Sony X-Reality PRO
Smartphone remote support:Y
Subtitles function: Yes
Supported file systems:FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT
Video compression format:3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPO, WEBM, WMV, XVID / 3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV / AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, WEBM
Video compression formats:3GPP, ASF, AVC, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WEBM, Xvid
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPO,WEBM,WMV,XVID / 3GPP,AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV / AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MPEG1,WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI):N / No
Common interface Plus (CI+):N / No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1 / 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:136 / 173 / 184 / 217 / 494
Power consumption (max):150
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):126 / 138 / 171 / 193 / 196 / 478

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Movie, Natural, Photo, Sports, Vivid
Smart TV:Y / Yes
User memory:16
Video apps:TV SideView

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes
Power save mode:Y

TV Tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 2.6 / 22.2 / 22.4 / 3.07 / 3.15 / 4.02 / 4.21
Depth (with stand):11.2 / 11.6 / 13 / 13.7 / 23.8 / 24.1 / 6.65 / 9.25 / 9.69
Height:1.77 / 2.36 / 25.3 / 25.9 / 28.7 / 33.5 / 34.1 / 35.3 / 39
Height (with stand):27.2 / 30.3 / 31.2 / 35.5 / 35.8 / 37.4 / 39 / 7.44 / 8.5
Package depth:11.8 / 27.8 / 6.65 / 7.8 / 8.19 / 8.78 / 8.98 / 9.02 / 9.96
Package height:30.3 / 31.2 / 33 / 37.5 / 38.2 / 40.2 / 6.22 / 81.5
Package weight:0.741 / 37.5
Package width:42.4 / 44.9 / 46.9 / 47.8 / 53.6 / 54 / 60.9 / 62.5 / 62.6
Weight:0.508 / 1.48 / 123.5 / 26 / 27.1 / 37.3 / 38.1 / 47.4 / 72.1
Weight with stand:0.543 / 1.55 / 2 / 28.2 / 29.1 / 31.1 / 39.2 / 40.6 / 50 / 73.4
Width:37.8 / 43 / 43.6 / 49 / 57 / 57.6 / 58.7 / 76
Width (with stand):37.8 / 43 / 43.6 / 49 / 57 / 57.6 / 58.8 / 76