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Sony XBR-65X900 Series 4K HD TV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 460 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 really like the size and usability. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability, and the remote control and price get mixed comments.

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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 are impressed by the usability and sound. The price and design also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the remote control.

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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)

Dec, 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 : 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

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