65" 1080p 3D LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi®
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The XBR badge only appears on Sony's very finest HDTVs, and over the years we've found XBR picture quality to be truly something special. The XBR-65HX950 features technology we haven't seen in any other TV brand. Super-strong Corning® Gorilla® Glass makes the elegant “monolithic” frameless design possible, and its superb optical clarity lets the full beauty of high-def and 3D images shine through.
A sophisticated — and increasingly rare — full-array LED backlight with local dimming can independently control the bright and dark levels in each area of the screen, for ultra-precise picture contrast with incredibly deep black levels. And Sony's Super Bit Mapping video processing applies14-bit upscaling to smooth gradation for a more natural-looking picture.
Displaying high-definition images with pinpoint detail on a large TV requires more than just a high-quality screen. You need powerful video processing, too, and that's one of Sony's biggest strengths. Their advanced X-Reality™ Pro feature improves picture detail in everything you watch — HD sources as well as low-resolution web videos. X-Reality Pro isn't limited to enhancing detail and reducing video noise. It actually draws on a database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display a startlingly lifelike picture. Plus, you get full HD 1080p — even in 3D — and Sony's highest level of motion processing, Motionflow™ XR 960. And whenever you want to try out the 3D-at-home experience, just pick up a pair or two of Sony's 3D glasses.
Built-in Wi-Fi® lets you easily connect the XBR-65HX950 to the Internet and stream endless content directly to its screen. The Sony Entertainment Network puts thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos and games at your fingertips, along with millions of songs. Built-in web apps include Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, YouTube™, Pandora® Internet radio, and more. You can also enjoy content pulled from the web or a PC on your home network without connecting an Ethernet cable.
Tip: For a list of over-the-air digital TV stations you can receive, as well as antenna recommendations for your location, enter your zip code in AntennaWeb's mapping tool.
Reason #1: Awesome picture quality. The LED backlights in these higher-end LCD TVs can give you better picture contrast and more lifelike colors than sets with typical fluorescent backlighting. Reason #2: They're more energy-efficient than plasma or regular LCD TVs, helping you lower your monthly electric bill and helping the environment.
Outstanding color and resolution on the screen, and easy to hook up with Crutchfield's website assistance. The Sony XBR is connected to DirecTV HD and is absolutely wonderful.
Pros: Outstanding customer assistance and care with supurb shipping and delivery.
I was looking for a 60 inch or bigger TV for over 6 months. I did the research and kept coming back to this TV. We've owned several Sony TV's in the past and have not been disappointed. The reason I waited was the cost of the TV compared to other similarly rated TV's. In short, the picture quality on this TV is fantastic with great black levels and it was easy to set up (literally minutes). The speaker quality is okay, but I purchased the TV primarily for picture quality. I have it hooked up to a receiver and surround sound system. I can not really comment on the TV's ability to interface or download information from the internet as internet capability was not a driver for me purchasing the TV. It did connect quickly and painlessly to our home wireless router and has updated itself 2 or 3 times since I purchased it 30 days ago. In short, I could not be happier with this TV.
Pros: Fantastic picture quality, great black levels, easy to set up (in minutes). My experience with Crutchfield was great as well.
Cons: Cost of TV, TV speakers are average
All around best TV on the market. After much research and in store comparison i choose this XBR. Found it better than an "Elite" at 2k+ the price. Great picture even with a poor source. Only downfall is the rear facing speakers as most new flat screens have.
Cons: Recommend a sound bar...
I have owned many TV's most XBR Sony's going back to the plasma and tube days. This one is the best yet. It arrived in four days in perfect condition. Set up was easy not impressed with factory setting but with tweaking the picture is amazing. I use mostly DIRECT TV via HDMI blacks are great , set has a minimum of blooming.
Pros: Great color
Cons: To expensive
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (full-array w/ local dim)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Amazon,CinemaNow,|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||18 Months|
|Labor Warranty||18 Months|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||6|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||None|
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||189 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$21|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||38|
|Height without Stand (inches)||35-1/2|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||14-3/4|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-1/2|
|Stand Width (inches)||20-1/2|
|Weight with Stand||105.1 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||96.1 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
Intelligent Peak LED: Sony's Intelligent Peak LED Backlight uses local dimming and boost to achieve an incredible dynamic contrast ratio with the deepest blacks and brightest whites possible. Sony's Intelligent Peak LED Backlight system uses a full array, local dimming for deeper blacks, while also boosting brightness in lighter scenes creating incredible on-screen contrast. Every television picture requires contrast (the difference between dark and light areas of the screen). High contrast makes your TV picture vivid, deep and powerful. Sony achieves spectacular contrast with Intelligent Peak LED Backlight. This system places a multi-segment array of white LEDs behind the screen and varies the LED brightness according to the picture content. It shines brightly where the picture is bright, and can fall to black where the picture is black. Experience Sony's best picture quality and extraordinary contrast with this full-array, local dimming system.
OptiContrast Panel with Corning Gorilla Glass: The Sony Bravia XBR-HX950 series LED-LCD TV combines Sony's OptiContrast Panel with Corning Gorilla Glass for an incredible dynamic contrast, increased brightness, and minimized unwanted light reflection - for overall better picture quality.
X-Reality PRO Engine: Sony's X-Reality PRO Engine lets you enjoy a vivid, lifelike picture experience by analyzing each scene pixel-by-pixel so you see sharpened images, amazing contrast, and fine detail. Blu-ray Disc movies, cable TV, satellite TV, and even Web videos each place unique demands on the processing circuits of a TV. The X-Reality PRO Engine helps get the best results from these different video sources by analyzing texture, outline, contrast, and color reproduction. The X-Reality PRO Engine will then analyze each scene pixel-by-pixel across 3-dimensions (Width, Height, and Time) and uses sophisticated pattern matching to optimize the picture, ensuring you always get the best images possible.
Note: The X-Reality Engine performs Interlace-to-Progressive (IP) conversion and upscaling as required. Film-based 24 frames-per-second content undergoes special IP conversion to reduce the "stair-step jaggies" that can form at high-contrast edges.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The Sony XBR-HX950 series television has a HD native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). All video signals from standard definition and high definition sources are displayed at 1920 x 1080.
Video Inputs: The Sony XBR-HX950 series TV is equipped with HDMI, Component, and Composite video inputs.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p. Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
MotionFlow XR 960: Sony's MotionFlow XR 960 technology feature a precise backlight control that is synchronized with the liquid crystal movement from frame-to-frame creating clearer, sharper moving images. MotionFlow XR 960 combines 240 frames-per-second with the TV's advanced full-array, LED backlight system to simulate a 960 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 960 provides smooth and precise detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports by reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and overall creating a clearer picture. You can select between 4 settings - Smooth, Standard, Clear, or Clear Plus.
CineMotion: This function provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content. There are two settings.
Automatic Intelligence: The TV's built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. As a result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger. The televisions Advance Contrast Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the darker picture scenes. The ACE can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
3D Ready: The Sony XBR-HX950 series LED-LCD TV gives you the option to enjoy 3D (three-dimensional) pictures and graphics. You can enjoy an immersive, realistic movie and gaming experience in Full HD 1080p using Sony's proprietary 3D Active Glasses, (158BR250, sold separately) and connecting a compatible 3D-ready Blu-ray Disc Player, Satellite Receiver, or PlayStation3 gaming console (all sold separately) to the HDTV via HDMI. When viewed through the active shutter glasses, the on-screen image is precisely synchronized and delivered with the Full HD 1080p image intact, for an optimum 3D viewing experience. Sony's 3D technology displays high speed synchronized left- and right-eye images to deliver an immersive 3D experience. And since each frame you see is shown at Full HD resolution, the 3D action still offers razor-sharp detail. You can adjust the following 3D settings.
Note: The 3D display mode is automatically selected when a 3D signal is detected. The recommended viewing angle and distance for 3D viewing is 120° (left/right) at 3'-20'.
Wide Mode: The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the screen display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Based on the original signal source, you may see black bars around the picture or just on the both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will see the picture fill the full screen.
|Wide Mode||16:9 Original Source||4:3 Original Source|
|Wide Zoom||Enlarges the picture to fill the screen with minimal distortion.||Enlarges the center portion of the 4:3 picture proportionately, while the left and right edges of the screen are stretched to fill the screen.|
|Normal||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p sources).||Displays the 4:3 picture in its original size with black bars at the left and right sides to fill the screen (available for 480i or 480p sources).|
|Full||Displays the picture at its original size.||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally only to fill the screen.|
|Zoom||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally.||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox movies).|
|Captions||Stretches the picture horizontally, while fitting captions on the screen.||Stretches the picture horizontally to fill a 16:9 screen, while fitting captions in the screen.|
|Stretches a black-framed game image to fill the screen.|
Automatically changes screen settings based upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Modes: You can select one of the following picture modes:
Note: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a particular A/V input or for all inputs. You can also lock the television's picture adjustments to prevent the TV's Picture Settings from being changed.
Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following:
Pro Picture Setup: The Pro Picture Setup menu allows for Color Matrix and HDMI adjustments.
PIP & PAP: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers PIP (picture in picture) and PAP (picture and picture).
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and HDMI inputs can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. USB and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI IN 1 port. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Sound Position: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Table-Top Stand" or "Wall Mount/Floor Stand" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.
Sound Mode: You can customize the bass and treble or use one of the three preset sound modes:
Note: The TV's sound adjustments can be made for a particular A/V input or for all inputs.
Equalizer: The TV is equipped with a 7-band EQ (100Hz, 200Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz). You can adjust the level of each band between -12 to +12 dB.
S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front surrounds provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just two front speakers. You can active a 3D mode to generate a virtual three-dimensional sound effect.
Sound Enhancer: The Sound Enhancer reproduces clear sound by complementing high-frequency bands.
Advanced Auto Volume: The Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the volume level constant across all programs and advertisements.
Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume level of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other inputs.
Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio outputs.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony XBR-HX950 series LED-LCD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies, via the Bravia Entertainment Network.
Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the TV has been connected to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your favorite internet content delivered to the Sony LED-LCD TV screen via Bravia Internet Video, Yahoo! Widgets, or the built-in web browse. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while Yahoo! Widgets allow you to easily access local news, sports headlines, and social media feeds. The built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL and keywords.
Note: Bravia Entertainment Network content requires a home network with a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice (visit Sony.com for latest information regarding online content).
Skype Ready: You can enjoy free high-definition Skype-to-Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room through this Sony TV. Simply attach the Sony compact microphone/camera (158CBR100, sold separately) and see your friends on the big screen.
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG), music (MP3WMA/LPCM), and video (AVCHD/MPEG/WMV) files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) on the Sony HDTV. The TV can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection (via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
WiFi Direct: Sometimes your friends want to share their personal photos and videos on your beautiful HDTV. With Sony's WiFi Direct Mode, your friends can wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to your TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses the WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
USB Port: The Sony LED-LCD TV features two USB (type-A) ports for sharing your photos (JPEG) or videos (MPEG/H.264/XviD/WMV9), and listening to music (MP3/WMA) from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage device. You USB-connected device must USB mass storage class compliant and be formatted in FAT 16/32.
PC Compatible: A 15-pin HD15 jack allows you to connect your personal computer to the display. There is also a corresponding stereo mini-jack (3.5mm) for the computer's audio signal. The television can be used as a monitor for your PC through the TV's RGB HD-15 input or HDMI 1 input. The TV supports the following PC resolutions - VGA(640x480), SVGA(800x600), XGA(1024x768), WXGA(1280x768), SXGA(1280x1024) and HDTV (1920x1080). When a PC is connected to the TV and the PC input is selected, the PC settings screen is available.
Info Banner: The television's Info Banner displays information about the currently viewed TV channel and program.
Favorites: The Favorites function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite TV content. The Favorites menu manages your preferred TV channels, external inputs, media files, Internet content, and widgets for quick and easy access. The Favorites feature provides quick access to your frequently used items, such as preferred TV channels or external inputs. In addition, your favorite media files, Internet content. and Widgets can be shown in the Favorites screen.
Recommendations: The Sony TV also features a "Recommendations" function which automatically analyzes your interests by referencing your viewing history to find programs and items you may like, and presents them in the TV's Favorites menu.
TrackID: This feature searches for information about music and video you've heard and seen from the TV. You can obtain information about music and video played on the current program, external input, connected USB storage device, or network connection. You can also start a new search for information about other audio/video content by entering a keyword (track title, album name, and/or artist name).
Video Search: Find out all you need to know about the actors and directors of the movie or TV series you're watching, with Sony's Video Search feature. It provides detailed cast and crew information, including other related content, so you can enjoy more shows or movies (Network/Internet connection required).
Scene Mode: You can access the following scene modes from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
Input/Channel Label: You can assign an icon or name to an external input and connected equipment, as well as edit channel labels to your preference.
Close Captions (CC): The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.
ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony LED-LCD TV exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as LightSensor Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management functions.
Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers On and Sleep timers.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are available (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to specific industry ratings. You can also block specific channels. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password.
Input/Channel Block: This feature allows you to block certain channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.
i-Manual: The Sony TV comes with a Quick Setup Guide booklet. The TV's full owner's manual can be accessed on the TV using the remote's i-Manual button.
Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software updates when the television is in standby mode. The tested television contained firmware version PKG1.402AAA (as of 11/7/2012). Visit the Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.
Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the television. The remote is designed for TV operation only, unless used with Bravia Sync AV components connected by HDMI. The remote offers a dedicated Netflix button to instantly access your Netflix account on the Sony TV.
Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control. With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations for the listed device.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.
Mobile Device Control: You can turn your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad (running iOS 4.0+), or compatible Android smartphone (2.1+) into a versatile remote when you download the free Media Remote app for Apple App Store or the Android Market. The Media Remote app requires that the TV and Apple iOS or Android remote device be connected to the same wireless network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended). Enjoy complete remote function, as well as full QWERTY keyboard.
USB Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You can move the cursor with the USB mouse and enter text with the USB keyboard. Not all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Tabletop Stand: The Sony television comes with a pre-installed tabletop pedestal stand. The television weighs 105.1 lbs with the stand attached. The tabletop stand allows the television to swivel 15° left or right, as well as tilt backward 6°.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The stand can be removed, allowing you to wall-mount the TV using an optional wall-mount bracket. The TV has 4 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing of 400mm and a vertical spacing of 300mm. The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 96.1 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached AC Power Cord: The television if fitted with an attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug. The AC plug sits 1.375" from the wall.
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