Sony XBR-65X850B

65" 4K Ultra High Definition TV

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4K Ultra HD TV: Not standing still

Sony XBR-65X850B

Sony's first-generation 4K TVs wowed skeptics and demonstrated how riveting this hyper-detailed viewing experience could be. The 65" XBR-65X850B is part of their latest generation of 4K sets.

This new model is much sleeker and slimmer, and a lot more affordable. Its most important upgrade is the ability to play the streamed 4K content available from Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video. Picture quality is, in a word, amazing. This set delivers the accurate, unhyped images we expect from Sony's premium XBR technology, along with the spectacular detail we expect from Ultra HD TV.

Ultra HD will enhance the quality of everything you watch, with a screen that has four times the resolution of a regular "full HD" 1080p TV. Sony teams this 4K screen technology with their TRILUMINOS LED backlighting, which provides more depth and shades of color than you've probably ever seen before.

Sony FMP-X10

Sony's FMP-X10 Ultra HD media player.

To enjoy the highest-quality 4K viewing experience at home, connect this TV to Sony's FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD media player, which will make it easy to download movies for rental or purchase, to watch at home anytime. Sony's Video Unlimited 4K online store already has over 200 titles. The FMP-X10 connects to the XBR-65X850B via HDMI, and provides the best possible picture quality.

Sony does 4K from "lens to living room"

The XBR-65X850B's screen contains over 8 million pixels (3,840 x 2,160) — the higher pixel density is easily visible. Equally important to the overall viewing experience is Sony's 4K expertise, which extends from "lens to living room." They build professional 4K cameras and cinema projectors, and Sony Pictures has a bigger catalog of 4K films than any other studio. This end-to-end approach helps ensure that XBR owners can have a truly theater-like experience at home.

4K vs. 1080p illustration

4K X-Reality™ Pro delivers state-of-the-art upconversion

True 4K content will be scarce for a while, but that shouldn't keep you from considering this TV. Based on ten years' experience upscaling movies to 4K in over 15,000 theaters worldwide, Sony has developed a processor so advanced it can upscale HD content to near-4K quality. This 4K X-Reality™ Pro chip enhances picture quality by analyzing and correcting images, resulting in impressively natural detail and color. You'll see the benefits of X-Reality Pro on everything from Blu-ray discs to Netflix® movies to video clips from your smartphone. X-Reality Pro enhances detail and reduces video noise by drawing on a database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display a startlingly lifelike picture. You also get Sony's Motionflow™ XR 240 blur reduction, which maintains clear motion even with fast-action content.

Up-to-the-minute Smart TV features

The XBR-65X850B has built-in Wi-Fi® so you can stream a variety of HD entertainment straight from the web. You can access an endless selection of entertainment at the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. And connect to even more movies, music and apps by wirelessly mirroring what's on your compatible Android™ smartphone.

This TV comes with not one but two remotes. The new "One-flick" touchpad has several advances over the typical button-style remote. First, it operates via Bluetooth instead of IR, so it's less finicky as far as needing to be precisely aimed at the TV's remote sensor. And the touchpad makes screen navigation and switching between apps quick and easy. The other remote is a standard IR clicker.

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Product Highlights:

  • 64.5" screen (measured diagonally)
  • glossy screen, matte black bezel and cabinet
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • HEVC for watching streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
  • 3D TV (includes 2 pairs of passive 3D glasses)
  • Dynamic Edge LED backlight with frame dimming for excellent picture contrast and black levels
  • TRILUMINOS Display technology for a wider color range
  • Motionflow™ XR 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning)
  • 4K X-Reality™ Pro video processing optimizes picture texture, outline, contrast and color
  • Internet-ready Smart TV with built-in web browser
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • Skype-capable with built-in top-mounted camera
  • MHL-compatible HDMI input for viewing photos/videos from a compatible smartphone on the TV's screen
  • one-touch screen mirroring with Miracast™ enabled smartphones
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • two remotes: a One-flick touchpad remote control, plus a standard IR remote
  • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone as a remote control
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 4 HDMI 2.0 (two inputs are HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to 4K video sources)
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • 1 composite video
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output (may only pass 2-channel audio from HDMI-connected sources)
  • stereo minijack headphone output — can also be connected to a sound bar or other audio system
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • 3 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 17-1/4"W with stand legs in narrow position)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 57-1/16"W x 33-7/16"H x 2-13/16"D (35-3/16"H x 11-5/16"D on stand)
  • weight: 73.4 lbs. with stand; 72.1 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why choose an LED-LCD TV?

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.

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  • 65" LED-LCD TV
  • 2 Feet
  • Touchpad remote control (RMF-YD003)
  • IR remote control (RM-YD102)
  • 4 "AAA" batteries
  • Two 3D glasses (TDG-500P)
  • IR blaster
  • Four M5 x 12mm screws (lock-/flat-washers)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Stand assembly instructions
  • Safety/Regulatory Booklet
  • "Attention" note
  • End User License Agreement
  • US Warranty Information
  • Canada Warranty Information
  • Child Safety booklet

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Video Features
Audio Features
Network/USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

Ultra 4K Resolution: See more on TV than ever before with over 8 million individual pixels (3,840 x 2,160) compared to about 2 million (1,920 x 1,080) on your 1080p HDTV. Advanced picture processing also ensures that every single pixel displays images with superb brightness and authentic detail. It's the highest resolution picture Sony has ever produced on a TV.

Note: Add a Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X10, sold separately) for exclusive access to the Video Unlimited 4K service, which hosts the largest selection of feature films and TV episodes in 4K Ultra HD for the home. Choose to download new releases and classic films for rental or purchase. Or choose from a vast library of included 4K videos.

HEVC Codec: Sony's 2014 4K Ultra-HD TVs are optimized to support the new HEVC codec that is needed for a variety of current and forthcoming 4K video services from Netflix and other providers without the need to buy additional update kits. The Sony Ultra-HD television also supports the latest HDMI 2.0 to connect external media players (sold separately) and 4K/60p playback for viewing 4K sports in the future. Current available 4K content includes:

  • Netflix: Provides viewers access to stream select TV shows and films in 4K Ultra-HD; can be done directly from TV
  • Video Unlimited 4K: Allows you to rent or purchase from the largest collection of 4K feature films and TV episodes for your home; requires Sony's FMP-X10 4K media player (sold separately).
  • PlayMemories Online: Makes it easy to view and share your personal photos in 4K; requires Sony's FMP-X10 4K media player (sold separately)
  • 500px: Showcases stunning professional photos from around the world in 4K directly on your TV; requires Sony's FMP-X10 4K media player (sold separately).

4K X-Reality Pro Engine: Sony's new 4K X-Reality Pro Engine enhances Ultra-HD, HD, and SD images by analyzing and refining images with beautifully natural detail and astounding color. This 4K television upscales your favorite TV shows, DVDs and Blu-ray movies, even video-on-demand content, and smartphone videos to Ultra-HD quality. The 4K X-Reality Pro Engine breathes new life into everything you see with phenomenal 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution.

Dynamic Edge LED Backlighting w/ Local Dimming: Dynamic Edge LED backlighting with local dimming delivers pitch-black night scenes and illuminates bright scenes that pop with vibrant color. Rather than illuminating the entire screen, contrast is boosted in just the right areas for a more realistic picture.

TRILUMINOS Display Technology: Unique to Sony, TRILUMINOS Display technology creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors; just the way you want them. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues, and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better, too, with natural skin tones. It's all thanks to a new TRILUMINOS display that gives images a heightened sense of depth.

MotionFlow XR 240 Technology: Sony's MotionFlow XR 240 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 240 combines 120 frames-per-second with the TV's advanced LED backlight system to simulate a 240 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 240 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 various settings.

  • Standard: Provides smooth picture movement for standard use.
  • Smooth: Provides smoother picture movement for film-based content.
  • Clear: Reduces motion blur for high-speed picture content.
  • Clear Plus: Reduces motion blur while maintaining brightness for high-speed picture content.
  • True Cinema: Images, such as a movie created in 24fps are reproduced at the original frame rate.

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.

Video Inputs: The Sony XBR-X850B series TV is equipped with HDMI (2.0), Component, and Composite video inputs. A back cover has to be removed to access these video inputs.

  • HDMI 2.0: The XBR-X850B series TV is fitted with four HDMI 2.0 inputs to connect your high-definition sources; such as Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable receiver, game system, and  AV receiver. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI inputs will accept 4K/60Hz, 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
    • HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported only by the TV's HDMI 1 & 2 inputs. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with 4K Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
    • 4:2:0 Color Subsampling: All of the TV HDMI inputs support 4:2:0 color subsampling. This ratio indicates that the chromo channels are subsampled both horizontally and vertically. This reduces color resolution in both the horizontal and vertical dimensions compared to 4:2:2, which only reduces horizontal chroma resolution.
  • Component & Composite Video: The component video input will accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. If needed, the component video input can be used as a composite video (480i only) input instead. The composite video input will support 480i video signals only.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

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.

MHL Compatible: The HDMI 2 and 4 input are designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 2 or 4 (MHL) input using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the Sony TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 2 or 4 input. To find MHL-certified devices, go to

Passive 3D Technology (w/ glasses): The Sony XBR-X850B series LED-LCD TV uses the same Passive 3D technology used to power 3D films in today's movie theaters. The Sony LED-LCD TV creates stereoscopic three-dimensional images using polarized glasses (2 pairs included), making it ideal for 3D movies and games. This passive 3D technology offers wider viewing angles, no "flicker-effect", and less eye strain.

  • Depth Control: You can adjust the depth of the 3D image to your personal preference.
  • 2D-to-3D Conversion: To ensure that you can enjoy 3D any time you want, Sony has incorporated 2D-to-3D conversion, which allows you to watch your favorite 2D movies, TV programs, or games in virtual 3D.
  • SimulView Gaming: SimulView gaming presents 2 different Full HD pictures at once on the LED-LCD TV, making it so each player sees only their unique point of view across the entire screen while wearing light, comfortable glasses (TDG-SV5P, sold separately) that don't need batteries. There's already a growing collection of fun-filled PS3 games with SimulView technology.
Note: The Sony LED-LCD TV can display in 3D via 3D broadcasting or when the TV is connected to a compatible device, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray player with 3D content. The TV must be connected to your 3D source via HDMI (v.1.4) and you must wear the included passive 3D glasses in order to see these images in 3D (three-dimensional) format. 

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).
Auto Wide

Automatically changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.

Picture Adjustments: 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.

  • Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture modes.
    • Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical viewing environments.
    • Cinema: 1 (suitable for a theater-like environment), 2 (for basic home use).
    • Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
    • Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
    • Animation: Optimizes picture quality for viewing animations.
    • Game: Standard (provides standard picture suitable for games), Original (adjust the game picture according to your preference).
    • Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing graphics.
    • Photo: Standard (optimizes picture quality for viewing photographs), Original (enhances the visual warmth of photographs), Vivid (enhances contrast, sharpness, color of photographs), Custom: (adjustment of detailed settings for viewing photographs and storing your preferred settings).
    • Custom: Backlight (adjust brightness of backlight), Picture (adjusts picture contrasts), Brightness (adjusts brightness of picture), Color (adjusts color intensity), Hue (adjusts green and red tones), Color Temperature (adjusts the whiteness of the picture), and Sharpness (adjusts sharpness of picture).
  • Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following.
    • Auto Light Limiter: Reduces glare such as in scenes where the entire screen is white.
    • LED Dynamic Control: Optimizes contrast by adjusting brightness in individual sections of the screen.
    • Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture for stronger contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
    • Resolution: The Resolution function adjusts detail and clarity of the picture.
    • Detail & Reality Enhancer: Enhances the details of the picture.
    • Reality Enhancer: Adjusts the detail and noise from a realistic picture.
    • Edge Enhancer: Enhances the edges of the picture.
    • Skin Naturalizer: Makes the texture of the skin smoother (available for USB and Media server content).  It can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
    • Smooth Gradation: Creates smooth gradations on flat surfaces of the picture.
    • Gamma: Adjusts the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture.
    • Clear White: Emphasizes white and light colors. It can be set to High, Low, or Off.
    • Live Color: Makes colors more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones. It can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
    • White Balance: Adjusts the color temperature color by color.
  • Digital Noise Reduction: The LED-LCD TV provides Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) to help eliminate noise and create a clear picture.
    • MPEG Noise Reduction: MPEG Noise Reduction enhances detail in whatever you're watching with meticulous processing. It even helps clean up video from DVD, digital broadcasts, USB and PC sources so the picture looks pristine and vivid.
    • Dot Noise Reduction: Dot Noise Reduction reduces the dot noise level of video images. ff.
  • Pro Picture Setup: The Pro Picture Setup menu allows for Color Matrix and HDMI adjustments.
    • Color Matrix: Reproduces the color-difference signals. It is recommended to leave this at the factory default setting.
    • HDMI Dynamic Range: Produces natural color by changing the luminance tone reproduction of HDMI input color signals.
  • Film & Sports Modes: The TV offers unique viewing modes for enjoying movies and live sports events.
    • CineMotion: This function provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content.
    • Football Mode: You can obtain more realistic picture and audio, as though you are watching from the stands of the stadium.

PIP & PAP: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers PIP (picture in picture) and PAP (picture and picture).

  • PIP (Picture in Picture): Picture-in-Picture displays an image from a connected PC (via HDMI) in full-screen and a TV program or external analog input in an inset window. You can swap audio between the main and sub window. You can also change the channel of the sub window. You cannot view another HDMI source in the inset window.
  • PAP (Picture and Picture): This feature lets you watch two pictures simultaneously. You can view an image from the component video or HDMI inputs in the main window and a TV program or external analog input in the sub window. You can switch audio between the two images.

Audio Features

ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in the television's HDMI 1 input enables the 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 USB input can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI 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.

Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio outputs. A back cover has to be removed to access these audio outputs.

  • Headphone/Analog Output: The TV's 3.5mm analog output can be used to connect a set of headphones or as an audio output to connect your home theater receiver or soundbar system. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminal will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs. You can set the TV's analog output to Fixed or Variable. You can set the TV to automatically mute the built-in speakers when a set of headphones are connected.
  • Digital Audio Output: An optical digital output is provided to allow you to connect the unit to a surround processor. The TV's digital audio output terminal outputs a Dolby Digital or 2-channel down-mixed PCM signal for use with an external Dolby Digital decoder or other external audio system with an optical audio input. The TV's optical digital terminal will output audio from the television's antenna, HDMI, and RCA inputs. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA.

S-Force Front Surround: S-FORCE Front Surround provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just two front speakers. S-Force Front Surround simulates 5.1ch surround sound, with an enlarged sweet spot that everyone in the room can enjoy. You can active a 3D mode to generate a virtual three-dimensional sound effect to match your 3D video.

Note: 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" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.

Preset Sound Modes + 7-Band EQ: The TV offers five preset sound modes (Standard, Music, Cinema, Game, Sports). The TV is also 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.

Advanced Audio Settings: The TV offers additional audio adjustments to enhance the television's sound.

  • Sound Booster: The Sound Booster enhances both treble & bass in order to reproduce a more dynamic sound.
  • Voice Zoom: Makes voice clearer by lowering background sound.
  • Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume level of the current input relative to other inputs.
  • Advanced Auto Volume: The Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the volume level constant across all programs and advertisements.

Optional Wireless Sub: You can use Sony's optional wireless subwoofer (SWF-BR100, sold separately) to extend the bass response of the TV's sound. Simply connect the wireless transceiver supplied with the SWF-BR100 wireless subwoofer to the TV's analog audio output and USB port.

Network/USB Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony XBR-X850B 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.

  • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony XBR-X850B series LED-LCD TV is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the television to your home network and computer. A back cover has to be removed to access the Ethernet port.
  • WiFi (wireless LAN): The Sony TV offers built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The TV's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection for the television with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security; a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router is recommended for 4K streaming.
Note: Sony recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 15 Mbps for ultra-high definition.

WiFi Direct + MiraCast: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Sony TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported. Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) to the Sony TV. This allows you to view practically any content that is playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen; no wireless router or access point required.

Note: The TV also supports one-touch NFC pairing for select Android devices (like Sony Xperia) with MiraCast. Simply touch your compatible Android mobile device to the Sony' TV's NFC logo for instant "screen-mirroring" from the mobile device to the television.

Sony Entertainment Network: Once the Sony LED-LCD TV has been connected to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your favorite internet content delivered to the television via Bravia Internet Video, the Opera TV Store, or the built-in web browser. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while the built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL. The Opera TV Store lets you download additional apps. You can even stay connected with social networking apps. Click here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content (over 200 streaming services).

  • Bravia Internet Video:  Bravia Internet Video serves as a gateway to online audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to the Sony TV. Bravia Internet TV allows you to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos, and music from a large selection of entertainment apps. You'll be able to enjoy some of the web's most popular online movie services; Video Unlimited, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, UltraFlix, Crackle, Flixster, and more. You can also listen to select music services offered on the internet with this receiver. You'll be able to enjoy some of the web's most popular internet radio services; Music Unlimited, Pandora, Slacker, Berliner Philharmoniker, NPR, and more.
  • Social Viewing: Social Viewing allows you to use your social network services (like Facebook & Twitter) while watching content on your TV. Enjoy chatting with your friends and check what others are saying about the show from on-screen comments. You can even enjoy free high-definition Skype-to-Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room through the TV's top-panel retractable camera & microphone. The camera adds approximately 0.6875" to the overall height of the TV when in use. Or, you can use your MHL-connected mobile phone as your camera/speakerphone.
  • Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a collection of additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These apps range from videos, games, weather, news, world clocks, and social networks.
  • Opera Internet Browser:  The built-in Opera Internet Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony LED-LCD TV. Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to and Gracenote Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to enter URLs and do basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites (text-based only). The Opera Internet Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use Sony's Bravia Internet Video service. Some web-pages maybe too large for download.
Note: 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.

4K Network Streaming: This Ultra-HD TV even offers "HEVC" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K content from online movie & TV show providers (like Netflix, UltraFlix, or Sony Video Unlimited). Netflix 4K streaming can be done directly from the TV; you will need the Sony 4K media player (sold separately) to view 4K content from Sony Video Unlimited. 4K network streaming requires a network speed of 15Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router for 4K streaming. Make sure the Sony television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.

PlayStation Now (coming Summer 2014): PlayStation Now lets you stream PlayStation3 games directly to the Sony TV. Simply register for a free SEN account, launch PlayStation now on the Sony television, and pair your PlayStation DUALSHOCK3 controller to the TV for access to an expanding hand-picked collection of PlayStation 3 games to play (rental or subscription fees may apply). PlayStation Now gives gamers access to some of PlayStation's most popular games. With a wide variety of games to stream, there will always be new challenges to find and conquer when the moment to play presents itself.

Media Streaming: The Sony LED-LCD TV allows you to stream a variety of audio, video, and photo content from USB (MSC) and Network (DLNA) devices. Compatible media formats include MP3/WMA/WAV music files, MPEG/MP4/AVCHD/AVI/MKV/MOV video files, JPEG/MPO/RAW photo files.

  • DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo , music, and video files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server/Android device) 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.
  • Triple USB Ports: The Sony LED-LCD TV features three USB (type-A) ports for sharing your photos or videos, and listening to music from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage device. Even 4K photos & videos that you've downloaded to your USB-enabled device can be played back on the TV in Ultra-HD 4K. You USB-connected device must USB mass storage class compliant and be formatted in FAT 16/32. The USB ports will also charge your connected devices (max: 5V, 500A/800A). A back cover has to be removed to access all three USB ports.

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 TV contained software version PKG2.164AAA ( as of 6/24/2014). Visit the Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.

Convenience Features

Home Menu: The Home Menu can be displayed by pressing the HOME button on the remote control. Various categories are displayed at the top of the Home Menu. You can pick a category and play back content by selecting a thumbnail from that category.

  • Channel: You can view thumbnails of live and future broadcasts and recorded content.
  • 4K Movies: You can watch 4K movies from online movie service providers by connecting Sony's 4K media player (sold separately).
  • Movies: You can watch movies from online movie service providers, connected USB devices, or your home network.
  • Photos: You can view photos from online service providers, connected USB devices, or your home network.
  • Music: You can play back music content from online music service providers, connected USB devices, or your home network.
  • Apps: You can launch a variety applications. Thumbnails of featured applications and your favorite applications are displayed. You can also choose to view all applications.

Content Search: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.

  • Program Guide: You can quickly find your preferred programs and the detailed program information. The current program information and weekly program guides for the next eight days are provided.
  • Content Information Search: This feature searches for information about the TV program you are watching, or the currently playing music title/artist name on your TV, from an Internet database.
  • Related Search: When the TV is connected to the Internet, you can search for related content while watching various content on the TV.
  • Keyword Search: You can type in a keyword to search for TV shows, movies, and music. Simply enter in the track title, album name, or movie title.

Scene Select: You can access the following Scene Select modes from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.

  • Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality according to the input source.
  • General: Optimizes picture and sound quality for general content.
  • Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like those in a theater.
  • Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like those in a stadium.
  • Animation: Lets you enjoy watching an animation with superb picture and sound quality.
  • Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed photo.
  • Music: Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound just like a concert.
  • Game: Broadens your game-playing experience with superb picture and sound quality.
  • Graphics: Eases prolonged monitor viewing with clearer detailed pictures.

Closed Captions + Input/Channel Label: The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size. You can assign an icon or name to an external input and connected equipment, as well as edit analog channel labels to your preference.

Power Management Functions: This Sony LED-LCD TV incorporates advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management functions.

  • Power Saving: This feature reduces the power consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's screen. You can select from Low, High, Off and Picture Off.
  • Idle TV Standby: Automatically powers off the TV after 1, 2, or 4 hours when no buttons are pressed on the remote control or the TV.
  • Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no input signal is detected for approximately 15 minutes.

Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers a TV timer and Sleep timer. The TV Timer turns on the television from the standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your preference. The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

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. You can also 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.

Remote Control

Dual Remotes: To operate the TV, you can use either the included touchpad remote control or the IR (infrared) remote control. Using the touchpad remote control, basic operation of TV's functions and settings can be made by simply sliding and pressing your finger across the touchpad the remote. Thanks to touchpad control, videos, photos, or even Internet content (like Netflix) can be accessed with just a swipe or flick of your finger. To use buttons that are not on the Touchpad Remote Control, use the on-screen key pad. Because the touchpad remote control operates via Bluetooth, you will need to register remote with the TV before use.

Note: In addition, you can program the remote through the TV's menu to operate your satellite/cable box and home theater receiver, using the included IR blaster.

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.

  • BD/DVD Player: Automatically turns the BRAVIA Sync-compatible device on and switches the input to that device when you select it from the Home Menu or Sync Menu. Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the connected device when the device starts to play
  • AV Amplifier: Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier on and switches the sound output from the TV speaker to the audio system when you turn the TV on; this function is only available if you have previously used the AV amplifier to output TV sound. Automatically switches the sound output to the AV amplifier by turning the AV amplifier on when the TV is turned on. Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier off when you switch the TV to standby mode. Adjusts the volume (VOL +/-) and mutes the sound (MUTING) of the connected AV amplifier through the TV's remote control.
  • Video Camera: Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the connected video camera when the connected video camera is turned on. Automatically turns the connected video camera off when you switch the TV to standby mode. Controls menu operation, playback, and channel selection of the connected video camera through the TV's remote
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.

TV SideView Remote App: With the free Sony TV SideView App, you can control the Sony XBR-X850B series TV and browse its content from your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+). Simply download the this app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store onto your compatible device. The TV SideView App will allow your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony LED-LCD TV. You'll be able to search what's available to watch on broadcast stations and video on-demand apps. You can even pull up the TV's channel guide on your smartphone or tablet without interfering with the what you're watching on the TV. You also get to learn more about the show you're watching right now, like cast and episode details. In addition, you can  tweet about what you're watching from your mobile device or see what fellow fans are tweeting about in real time. You'll also be able to stream your videos, pictures, and music stored on your Apple iOS/Android device to the TV.

Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB- or Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You can move the cursor with the mouse and enter text with the USB keyboard. Not all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.

Serial/IR Ports: You can connect the 3.5mm serial and IR ports to an external control device (such as a computer or A/V control system) to control the TV's functions externally.

Mounting Options

Mounting Feet: The Sony TV comes supplied with two mounting feet which allow the television to be placed on an AV stand or inside a cabinet. The mounting feet must be attached using the supplied hardware. There are two mounting options for the feet which varies the footprint width; the feet can be mounted with a footprint width of 17.25" or 57.0625". The television weighs 73.4 lbs with the stand attached. This TV does not swivel.

Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The television can be wall mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The TV has four threaded screw inserts with a spacing of 400mm (h) x 300mm (v). The threaded inserts will accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 72.1 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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Written By Jhawker, Lawrence KS on Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stunning picture. As expected from Sony. Functionally simple. Love the TV.

Pros: Picture quality. Clean look.

Cons: None

Awesome picture

Written By 4Knation, Key west,FL on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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This TV is awesome, the picture is so much better than any of my previous TV's. The IP controllability is very nice as I use Rommie Remote and my entire setup is controlled over the network

Pros: IP control, picture, picture, and picture!

Cons: Complicated menu system. Not that intuitive in my opinion.

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Written By Pat M., Virginia on Saturday, March 07, 2015

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Have had SONY TVs since they first began selling them in the USA and have never been disappointed.

Pros: Outstanding picture and easy to program

Cons: None

Lives up to 5 star rating

Written By AdamC, Pennsylvania on Friday, February 06, 2015

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This TV is fantastic. My wife originally told me that I was crazy for buying a 65 inch 4k TV. She humbly consented her folly after I got it on the wall. The upscaling is amazing. Even the non-HD channels look great, not that I watch non-HD shows, but my kids do on the stations like NickJr. I did initially waver and worry about my choice of Sony vs. Samsung from most of the reviews below. My final push to Sony was my affinity to the PS4. This TV was easy to setup out of the box and works seamlessly with my new Denon receiver. In fact if I turn my receiver off the "Smart" TV knows to use its own speakers for the TV sound. I would disagree that this TV is Smart. I would have to call it a genius. I stream the Netflix through the Denon's wireless, but this TV seamlessly connected to the wifi and could easily also play my Netflix. I have no regrets buying this TV! If you are reading this post, stop fantasizing about wonderful picture quality and order it already.

Pros: Picture quality, ease of setup

Cons: ugly camera on the top.


Written By Love, Arizona on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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This TV does nothing less than impress! The picture clarity is incredible. The colors go together well, where not one over powers the other. The samsung TV's were second to this and when i viewed those while deciding, they had overpowering colors. Find a store that will show the same picture on multiple TV's to help you decide and that's why I bought this.

Pros: Clarity, color, brightness, apps, TV guide, etc.

Cons: I couldn't afford the 70"

Sony 65 inch - 4K TV

Written By gene s., Rockville, MD on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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For the past six months I have researched all of the 65 inch televisions. I own Sony and Samsung 40 inch TV's. I wanted to replace my ten year old wall mounted 46 inch Sony Bravia. After reviewing and "hands on" viewing all of the manufactured 65 inch televisions I deceided on the 4K 65 inch Sony. The price had dropped and the similar 4K with exposed speakers was too contempory and a lot more money. Love the set! The color is speculation and the upgraded movies images look great. At this moment my grandchildren are watching Cirque DuSoliel in 3D. THEY LOVE IT!

Pros: -Great picture -4K with auto upgraded images of 1080 and non HD images. -Smart TV Hub -Sony product

Cons: -Still pricey but cheaper than going to the newest movie theaters. The movie and snacks can add up to seventy five dollars and more. -My wife thinks it is too big! The FedEx delivery man told her that all of the wives had say this to him whenever he delivers one.

Sony pics

Written By tv, FAIRField, Iowa on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Awesome picture . from 50 ft.

Pros: Picture

Cons: Sound

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Written By BillS, Idaho on Monday, December 22, 2014

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The picture quality and clarity is amazing. The set up was quite easy and simple to understand. I set it up with all the components within minutes, including setting up the WiFi.

Pros: Great Picture and easy set up

Cons: Wish the remote would take on more of a universal remote.

Good, not Great

Written By Bill K., Michigan on Monday, December 22, 2014

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I have previously tried LG 9300 and Samsung 8550 at my home, so I have a pretty good idea how this Sony TV compares to others. To be honest, the best picture quality goes to Samsung 8550, its blacks and contrast are absolutely unbeatable. LG has a picture quality comparable to Sony, but slightly better up-scaling engine and best of all User Interface and Apps, including software response times. I chose Sony because I own Sony AV Receiver and Blu Ray and wanted a seamless integration. I am not disappointed, it works well with other Sony gear. The picture quality is quite good, not best, but you will not be disappointed. My concern, was the apps, because my kids use it a lot. I have to say, the apps interface although not modern looking (such as LG) works excellent and there is no lag or a long boot up time as some people report. I read a lot about how 4k technology doesn't make sense yet, and let me tell you, after I watched 4K set, I could not go back to regular HD set. The up-scaling works very well and there is a very distinct visible improvement to your viewing experience.

Pros: Easy setup, good integration with other Sony gear

Cons: Black levels, overall picture quality

Excellent quality

Written By Imtiaz, Oxford, CT on Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Good quality tv

Pros: Easy setup, great picture quality

Cons: None

Great product

Written By Aga, 06405 on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Sales team was very informative and knowledgeable. Product arrived by ups delivered into the house fast and safely. It's a big screen recommend buying best wall bracket to support it.

Pros: Sleek lines Easy to use

Cons: None yet

Well.... all I can say is WOW!

Written By Brian, Virginia on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Well I dont normally make big purchases like this, but after going back and looking at all the reviews it came down to the Samsung and this one. Make a long story short and after reading and talking to alot of folks...the choice was "clear". I went with the Sony. Funny thing is my brother n law just purchased the Samsung curve. We live 4 doors from one another and lets just say.... hes thinking about returning and getting this one! Setup and connecting was easy and all the features and apps were easy to use and setup....versus the Samsung. SO make a smart choice, if you're going to buy one of these items.... go ahead and put it towards the Sony. You wont be disappointed. Last is the 3-D.... I am not a fan of this, but after watching the technology in 3-D that's on this TV... I'm now a fan! Love it and the kids like it as well. Like that fact that you dont have to put battery's in the glasses cause the technology is built into the TV. I will say that the 3-D is much better than the Samsung as well from the screen clarity, 3-D technology and the fact you dont need battery's just to get the glasses to work. Did I mention I was very happy with my purchase! :)

Pros: Ease of setup Picture clarity 3-D Technology Simple to navigate around Can connect to smart phone User friendly

Cons: Price

Great colors and resolution!

Written By Dan C, San Antonio, TX on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Stunning color and contrast. Upscaling is great and 4K from Netflix is quite impressive.

Pros: Color quality, contrast and resolution.

Cons: None.

Not as impressive as I thought it would be.

Written By Josh H, Miami, FL on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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I purchased this TV from Crutchfield because I wanted a large, well-rounded 4K TV that would play everything thrown at it. I opened up the box and mounted it on the stand and was pretty much immediately disappointed. I calibrated it basically by eyeballing it because I couldn't find anything online and don't have the Disney WOW Blu-ray.

Firstly, the backlight had some issues. There's significant flashlighting around the whole set, but in one area it's especially bad. On the bottom left corner of the set, there is a gap between the LCD and the bezel that really allows the LEDs to flashlight. It's really apparent when there are dark scenes or you're watching a movie with anything more than a 1:85.1 aspect ratio.

I decided to watch some 2D content from Netflix using the TV app. The 4K content that they've included looks gorgeous. YouTube also has quite a bit of 4K content to view too. I popped in a Blu-ray and it also looked magnificent. Then onto some PS4 games. I played some Dragon Age: Inquistion and Destiny, and was quite impressed with how well the upscaling was.

Onto 3D and the major snag! I tried watching Bolt 3D on my PS4 and could only suffer through 2 minutes. It was really jittery and made my head hurt. I thought maybe it was the movie and player, so I hooked up my Sony BDP-5200 and had the same issues with Gravity. The blur and jitter were too much. The forums all say that the issue lies with the TV's 3D processor.

I'm trading this set for an LG 65UB9500.

Pros: Plays 4K content well and upscales 2D content with ease.

Cons: 3D left me nauseous and there are some serious flashlighting issues with the backlight.

Meets all my expectations

Written By Londog, Utah on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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I was going to go with another manufacture. But with more research, I went with Sony. So happy that I did.The 1080p is very clear. I haven't tried 4k yet but cant wait!The sound could be a little better but who cares because the most of us will hook it up to surround anyway.

Pros: Reliability, Quality, Crisp, natural color

You're going to like what comes out of the box!

Written By Lee W., Maryland on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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I purchased the T.V. from Crutchfield, and did not have a chance to even open the box for almost 60 days. I finally got the time to pull it out of the box, and hook it up. My reaction......WOW!!!!!!! What a picture. Even my wife, who claims that she can't tell the difference between regular and high def, said WOW. The Sony home theater system that I purchased at the same time makes it all that much better. The Sony PlayStation app, and the fact that this T.V. is in my man cave will cause problems between my grandson, my wife, and I as to who gets to do what. I am very satisfied, and still playing with all of the new features. We have a Sony 55inch 1080 High def T.V. in the family room, but, this one has the better picture by far.

Pros: Outstanding picture quality, Very pleased with the set.

Cons: None yet.

No Issues, Just Buy it already

Written By Tom, Illinois on Monday, December 01, 2014

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I removed the carton from the TV so it was resting on the bottom padding in order to add the stand. Easy... slipped right into place and secured. My wife & I lifted it onto the entertainment center. Set up was simple although I have owned smart TVs and a home theater system for a long time. Plugged in the HDMI, Ethernet and power.. easy. So from start to streaming Utube 4K videos was 20 minutes.

If you are on the fence... don't be, buy the 4K. The picture is obviously better with 4K content. Some movies (off HBO/cable) are amazing, others are HD quality, depends on the source and tour content provider. I figured... great picture, some upside on a number of sources but... I am now good for the future. Glad I went 4K.

You must have a home theater.. with the 5.1 system, it makes it sooo much better.

Pros: Crutchfield...credits for future purchases with reward points makes my receiver upgrade really cheap.

Cons: I hate spending a lot of money before I buy, after... it is fine.

Awesome TV

Written By Glenn M, Oklahoma on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Well I got this TV in a few days ago and got it set up fairly quickly. The picture on this TV is absolutely incredible and it doesn't matter where the picture is coming from. I did find out that you want the 4K Blu Ray player to go with the 4K TV to get the great quality results that you expect from this TV especially in 3D mode. I've since added a 4K Denon receiver that makes switching imputes a lot easier. Everyone that has seen the picture on this TV is blown away by how sharp and vivid the picture and colors are! This is my first Sony TV and I am not disappointed one little bit!

Pros: Picture quality and colors are off the chart!

Cons: Set up directions leave a bit to be desired.

Picture so realistic that my wife screamed...

Written By Geaux, Texas on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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...because she thought a man was walking up the stairs. The TV is in front of the railing and it made it look like a guy was walking up the stairs from where she was in the kitchen.

Incredible picture, football is like you are on the field, absolutely amazing!

It has a minimal border edge showing, that I think adds to the overall effect.

Pros: incredible picture, Sony engineering, thin profile and edge.

Cons: Made wife scream :-)

Incredible Picture

Written By Ray F., New York on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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I have just purchased this TV and received it in record time to my home. It took very little time to set this TV up and get it running. From the first I have seen an incredible difference in viewing quality. I have owned a Sony Vega flat screen tube TV then an LG Plasma and next a Mitshubushi DLP 60 inch HD and now the Sony XBR-65X850B 4K/3D HDTV. The tech is moving closer to true to life viewing. This TV has an awesome picture and the 4K up-scaling during normal program viewing not a 4K content is great. Yes there is the soap opera effect but the clarity is incredible. I don't mind that one bit. The picture in HD is so clear you can see the pours of the skin. I bought the Sony 6400 BlueRay 4K player to compliment the package. I put a non-BlueRay DVD into the player and the up-scaling by both the TV and the player made the HD DVD look great. The manual is not great but if you have a little common sense and can play a while you will get the picture you want. I do suggest you set the TV on VIVID and shut off the light sensor. The picture will then pop right our at you. As far as the passive simulated 3D effect. I love it! It is really cool. Passive does reduce the resolution a bit but because of the TV's bright clarity it really doesn't matter much. Crutchfield's sales and customer support were on the mark with the package they sold me. I just wish I could have afforded the 65x950B set but this one at the price is outstanding. So far so good.

Pros: 4K Up-scaling, 3D effect. ease of operation, outstanding picture.

Cons: manual not user friendly. Some aspects of set up are not clear.

Sony XBR 65X850B

Written By Don, Asheville, NC on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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This is the fourth Sony in my home and it just keeps getting better! The picture quality on this 4K is unbelievably crisp and sharp. Can't wait to view a Bluray on this tv. Installation and setup was a breeze. I highly recommend this model.

Pros: Fantastic color and sharpness. Easy setup and installation.

Cons: none


Written By JohnW, Castle Rock, CO on Saturday, October 11, 2014

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For entertainment on my frequent business trips I hang out in the big box stores and admire their TVs. After considerable research, I purchased this model a month ago. My research led me to believe that Sony and Samsung were the leading brands. A knowledgeable salesman told me he believed that between the two Sony was better at upscaling low resolution content. I studied the curved screens but could not discern any benefit. In side by side comparisons I did see a noticeable picture improvement going from the 850, to 900, to 950 series models, but because I could not walk up to a Sony TV and identify the series by screen quality I did not think it was worth the premium. (By the way, the "B" at the end of the model name indicates that it can stream 4k content from a service like Netflix. The earlier 'A' models could not.) I also compared 1080p and 4k resolution from the same 11-foot viewing distance which I have in my apartment. In spite of other's assertions, I really could tell the difference at that distance, and more importantly I could randomly walk up to a Sony TV and distinguish 4k from 1080p. Now that I have had it for month, I agree that the screen is stunning. Only because I am looking for it, I can occasionally see some artifacting when watching Star Trek from Netflix, but it is not disturbing. The TV offers an overwhelming selection of video, audio and internet applications, which I will never have the time to explore individually. I found the few I like.

Pros: Great Screen

Cons: none

Sony XBR-65X850B

Written By Anonymous, Lake View, NY on Friday, September 26, 2014

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Excellent color & contrast.

Pros: Easy to operate! , Love the the sharpness and the true color. Very Pleased with the purchase!!!

Cons: none


Written By James H., Greeneville, Tennessee on Monday, September 22, 2014

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The best xrb-65x850b tv out there

Pros: The best picture and color. It has the best brightness and contrast. It makes even the old movies look like new movies. Sony 4k tv is the best picture 3d is unreal.

Cons: When on audio system, volume control on tv remote needs to be variable to adjust volume on audio system.

Feel The Beauty

Written By Mick Mack, Superior, WI on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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You can't go wrong purchasing this television! Outstanding picture and quality! Bluray movies are fantastic and sports so life like, you feel like you are actually there. Why buy a ticket when you always have the best seat in the stadium at home in your favorite chair. I highly recommend this product! Money well spent.

Pros: Outstanding picture quality and clarity. Has everything I was looking for in a top of the line big screen TV. Two remotes, easy operation, adjustments and set up. Many features including 4K upgrading and 3D glasses ( 2 pair)

Cons: None


Written By Matt, NC on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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This is my second XBR model from Sony, and I have to say it is absolutely worth it to step up to this model line. The picture quality is very good for regular HD tv, but you need to see 1080p or higher to truly appreciate what this tv is capable of. Netflix 'SuperHD' and 4K look outstanding! Colors are true and the picture is very smooth.

First shipment arrived damaged, but Crutchfield immediately sent me out a replacement. Outstanding customer service as usual!

Pros: Picture Quality Simple interface Streams flawlessly from Netflix/Amazon/etc 4K upscaling looks good for regular tv viewing

Cons: Touchpad remote? I guess I don't get it - The standard remote works just fine, and while the touchpad remote is kind of a novelty, it feels like it's ancient technology when compared to what we are used to with tablets and smart phones.


Written By DaveD, Birmingham on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Not yet operational as yet; first unit defective at installation; still awaiting replacement.


Written By Ikaika, Sanford, NC on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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WOW! Unbelievable picture. This is my third Sony XBR but first 4K. The picture is worth the money.

Pros: Competitive Crutchfield price, free shipping and support.

Cons: None.

Great TV

Written By Dennis52, Ocala, FL on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Spectacular picture. Realism, color, and sense of depth perception (w/o 3D) is phenomenal. Automatically recognizes other Sony equipment and allows one remote control. Menu interface a little clunky, but once you get used to it, its fine. Product handling and delivery from Crutchfield was exemplary. TV arrived on time in great shape. Hook-up was straight forward.

Pros: Excellent picture. Beautiful set. Easy delivery and setup.

Cons: Menu interface could be improved.

Breath taking

Written By Ralston, Wichita, kansas on Thursday, July 24, 2014

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I previously owned a 60" rear projection HD TV and was a little sceptical of the new 4k TVs. Since I've purchased and installed my new Sony 4k TV, the visuals are nothing short of breath taking. I truly didn't expect it to be this good. Call me stunned.

Pros: Picture quality, flexibility, connectivity and ease of use.

Cons: The TV remote, even thoughit controls my set top box while powered on there doesn't seem to be a way to isolate just the box. It needs to be turned on seperately.

The best tv ever

Written By Carlos G, Jackson, TN on Saturday, June 21, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sony has the best 4k package, the TV and the media player FMP-X10, other manufacturers only rely on Netflix for the 4k content

Pros: excellent video quality


Written By dansb, Mishawaka, IN on Monday, June 09, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great TV. Well designed great set of speakers for a flat panel design. I pre ordered this beauty and Crutchfield answered all my questions and concerns very professionally. Perfect picture out of the box. Many features!

Pros: Its a Sony!

Cons: Price

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