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Sony XBR-65X900 Series 4K HD TV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The sound and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Reviews about the remote control and price are different.

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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 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and sound. The price and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the remote control. There are some negative views about the reliability.

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

Sep, 2019

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 : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

An affordable Sony TV with a great picture

 

The Sony XBR-X900E offers a combination of image quality, style and cool Google features that no other TV can match at this price.

The Sony XBR-X900E evinces excellent image quality, with deep black levels, accurate color, solid video processing and best-in-class high dynamic range performance. Its modern, minimalist styling is a cut above budget models. The Android TV operating...

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

The Sony XBR-X900E has the sweet style and superb picture quality to tempt midrange TV shoppers away from Vizio or TCL.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony TV is thinner than your phone

 

Sony has announced what it claims is the thinnest LCD TV in the world. The 55- and 65-inch sizes of the X900C series have cabinets that measure just 0.2 inches thick at their thinnest parts.

Jan, 2015

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

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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 : 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

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony XBR-X900 series: 4K gets smaller, cheaper

 

Sony announces 4K resolution TVs in 55- and 65-inch sizes, promising real-world, if still surely expensive, pricing.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony Bravia XBR-HX909 review: Sony Bravia XBR-HX909

 

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 : 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

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