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Sony XBR-55X810C

55" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV

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Now is the perfect time for the arrival of Sony's value-priced 55" XBR-55X810C.

Now is the perfect time for the arrival of Sony's value-priced 55" XBR-55X810C.

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About the Sony XBR-55X810C

With four times the detail of HD, Sony's 4K picture is addictive

Now is the perfect time for the arrival of Sony's value-priced 55" XBR-55X810C. Its 4K screen resolution provides four times the picture detail of full HD 1080p. With millions more pixels to work with, this screen displays images with incredible detail and texture. And Sony's advanced video processing raises the bar for clarity, color and contrast, too. As a bonus, there's lots more terrific 4K content to watch than there was this time last year.

With four times the detail of HD, Sony's 4K picture is addictive

Sony XBR-55X810C

Now is the perfect time for the arrival of Sony's value-priced 55" XBR-55X810C. Its 4K screen resolution provides four times the picture detail of full HD 1080p. With millions more pixels to work with, this screen displays images with incredible detail and texture. And Sony's advanced video processing raises the bar for clarity, color and contrast, too. As a bonus, there's lots more terrific 4K content to watch than there was this time last year.

So many ways to enjoy 4K Ultra HD

You might be surprised, but there are already hundreds of movies and TV shows available to watch in 4K. The XBR-55X810C has “HEVC” decoding, so it can effortlessly display the streamed 4K content from providers like Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video. Two more 4K options are YouTube® streaming and DIRECTV video on demand.

This TV is also ready for the launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray movies and players (coming soon). All of the set's HDMI inputs support HDCP 2.2 copy protection, which is essential for hooking up any external 4K video source.

Whatever you're watching, Sony wants you to watch it in 4K. Based on ten years' experience upscaling movies to 4K in movie theaters around the world, Sony has developed a processor so advanced it can upscale HD content to near-4K quality. This 4K X-Reality™ Pro chip visibly improves detail and color on everything from Blu-ray discs to streamed HD movies to video clips from your smartphone. You also get Sony's Motionflow™ XR 960 blur reduction, which maintains motion clarity even with fast-action content.

Big news for gamers: PlayStation™Now game streaming

Here's an innovative approach to gaming. Sony's PlayStation Now service gives you the option of streaming PS3™ games via the web directly to this TV, with no extra video game console needed. You can play select PS3 games with no downloads, patches, installs or trips to the store required — whenever the urge strikes. You get to choose: either rent from a library of over 200 game titles, or subscribe to get instant access to an all-you-can-play catalog of 100+ PS3 games. A Sony PS4 DUALSHOCK® controller (sold separately) will plug right into one of the TV's USB ports.

Sony Android TV — more than just another smart TV

The XBR-55X810C's built-in Android operating system lets you do a lot of things you're used to doing on your tablet or smartphone. Log in to your Google ID to access a huge collection of apps, games and content from Google Play. And the Google Cast feature lets you stream movies, pictures, and TV shows from your iOS or Android-based phone, or from a laptop. Another nice touch is the surprisingly fast and effective voice-activated search capability, which you can access using any compatible Android device.

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Product highlights:

  • 54.6" screen (measured diagonally)
  • glossy screen, black bezel and Black Flat Shaft stand
  • Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • HEVC/VP9 decoding for watching streamed 4K video sources like Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
  • DIRECTV 4K Ready — DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can enjoy 4K service and full DVR features without an additional receiver
  • direct-lit LED backlight with frame dimming for excellent picture contrast and black levels
  • Motionflow™ XR 960 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning)
  • 4K Processor X1 engine and 4K X-Reality™ Pro upscaler ensure the cleanest, clearest picture for all video sources
  • PlayStation™Now PS3™ game streaming (subscription and controller not included; details here)
  • Internet-ready Android TV with Google Cast, voice search and Play Store apps
  • Netflix Recommended TV — offers a unique feature set that makes Netflix even easier to use and enjoy
  • fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • 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 and tablets
  • 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)
  • built-in down-firing speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 4 HDMI 2.0 (all 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 (can pass Dolby® Digital/DTS multichannel or 2-channel audio from 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 25-1/2"W x 9-11/16"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 49-1/8"W x 28-11/16"H x 3-3/8"D (30-5/16"H x 9-11/16"D on stand)
  • weight: 40.6 lbs. with stand; 38.2 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # XBR55X810C
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What's in the box:

  • 55" LED-LCD TV
  • Pedestal base
  • 2 Pedestal brackets
  • IR remote control (RMT-TX100U)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Six M5 x 16mm screws (lock-/flat-washers)
  • Reference Guide (En/Fr)
  • Startup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Safety/Regulatory Booklet (En/Fr/Sp)
  • End User License Agreement
  • "Turn-On" note
  • "Attention" note
  • US Limited Warranty
  • Canada Consumer Warranty
  • DIRECTV brochure
  • "Child Safety" booklet
  • "TV Software Updates" note

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Crutchfield customer from Aiken, SC on 4/26/2016

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Quality of the picture and sound are outstanding. The only complaint is the stand which was difficult to stabilize and actually ugly. The stand on my Sony 46-inch Bravo TV is excellent.

Pros: Outstanding picture and sound quality.

Cons: Poor designed stand

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Excellent TV

Ron Z from Pagosa Springs, CO on 4/9/2016

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Sony TV's are amazing! From my first Trinitron, Sony has always delivered the best picture resolution ever!

Pros: Picture!

Cons: n/a

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Excellent TV

mtnlvn from Blackhawk, Colorado on 3/20/2016

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Easy set up. Beautiful picture

Pros: Easy setup and bracket for the wall

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A LOT of TV for the money!

Frank from clifton park, NY on 2/29/2016

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Wow! This is WAY more TV than I ever expected for the money. I wanted a budget TV for my Music room and this Sony has delivered the goods! I have this TV hooked up to my Oppo Blu-Ray for listening to/watching Blu-Ray concerts, plus managing my media server through my Oppo. I also have my XBOX One connected for games. I popped in Joe Bonamassa's Beacon Theater Blu-Ray and was blown away by the image quality (I'm letting the Sony handle upscaling the 1080p/24, not the Oppo). I chose this album in particular because I've seen in many times on my fathers TV, a few month old Samsung UN65JS9000. The Samsung is an amazing TV, I did not expect this Sony to keep up at all. I was amazed to see the level of detail, sharpness, color, depth and contrast that this panel is capable of! From my chair, I see little to no difference from my fathers $3,500 Samsung and this thing. I'm sure if I put them on top of each other, I could notice slightly better black levels, better details... But for an $2,500 less, this Sony puts up one heck of a picture for my music room. I was worried about "light bleed" from this panel as I read about several "issues" of this online. I can happily say that I get ZERO light bleeding from my panel. Great contrast and color consistency across the entire panel. For the money, this is an awesome TV. I'm blown away that $1,000 can buy you this much TV today. Size, color, contrast, detail, 4K...

Pros: Color, contrast, detail. Easy to set up and punches WELL above its price class. This TV put Sony back on the map for me.

Cons: ?

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Sony 55 tv

Marsh from denver, CO on 2/29/2016

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Sony is really the only tv to buy. Excellent picture and decent sound quality. Ample external accessory ports that are easy to read and reach.

Pros: Wonderful picture quality and factory settings are true to color...skin tones excellent. Very easy setup. Solid unobtrusive appearing stand.

Cons: Remote light would be helpful, I'd there ab upgrade?

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Sony is absolutely stunning again

John from Frederick, MD on 2/25/2016

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Even without a 4K signal the picture on this Sony 55 inch XBR is truly stunning. Easy setup and I loved that the inputs are mounted on the side instead of the back. It makes for easy access when wall mounted or in it's stand (I wall mounted mine). I have a surround system so I did not even bother with the internal speakers, I turned them off immediately. With a TV this beautiful and with such an outstanding picture it deserves a soundbar or better because hey, we all know the thinner these things get there is absolutely no room for the decent sized speakers required to produce decent sound. I have owned other brands of HDTVs and came sprinting back to Sony for the quality and for Crutchfield's service.

Pros: Simple setup, outstanding picture, has a beautiful look to it (very sleek) and input placement is great. Overall a well thought out design for a TV

Cons: Operation of web features outside of Netflix could be a little more intuitive and user friendly and that's being nit-picky at this point. This is really a great TV overall for the price.

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Awesome TV!

Chris R from Flagstaff, AZ on 2/25/2016

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Great picture, awesome Android features. I installed Kodi so I could play my movies I store on my Buffalo Link NAS device and it works like a charm! My only 2 complaints: the unit only comes with the basic remote not the track remote with microphone; the user guide is basic and the online manual isn't much better either, although my call to customer support was very nice and helpful. Still exploring other features, but great so far!

Pros: Great picture Easy setup

Cons: Could use better manual for advanced set up

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4kUHD Sony 55 inch tv

John G from fayetteville, AR on 2/24/2016

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Debated about Samsung vs. Sony 4K UHD vs. HD 55 inch televisions. Read many reviews professional and consumer. After extensive search, decided on Sony 55 inch Bravia 4K UHD. Excellent choice for our price range. This television delivers strong natural color range, clear depth of field. Was easy to install thanks to several websites including Crutchfield. We chose to purchase from Crutchfield because of lowest price which included good customer service.

Pros: Exceptional viewing Good value for UHD Excellent customer service

Cons: Must shore up tippy tv stand Called for specialized eyebolts, were not included

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Sony 55inch 4K

Chad B from Saint Charles IL on 2/22/2016

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Exactly what I wanted, was a gift. I hooked it up and installed it on a wall. I have heard nothing but praise for the TV. Blu-rays, video games and cable shows look fantastic. Fast shipping of course, another great purchase from Crutchfield.

Pros: Price, fast shipping, great product

Cons: None

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Good, but...

Crutchfield customer from astoria, NY on 2/19/2016

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Kind of conflicted here. High respect to Crutchfield in general for noting that 4K is not the whole UHD spec. If you go on one of the moronic home shopping channels, they will ask you to drool over 4K while ignoring the HDR & color gamut specs that will ultimately define UHD. 4K pixels is probably the least important UHD spec & even 4K won't be noticeable on a less than 65-70" screen. Now, this Sony will supposedly be future proof for hdmi 2.0, but I am told that real UHD will require 2.0a, & I don't think that is supported on this Sony. We are entering a brave new world where tv manufacturers want to sell you today technology that will not be validated for 2 or more years. Anyway, this is a good LCD. Kind of glossy, which you can tone down. Can't do anything about the off-axis fading. You better sit front & center or the picture will diminish on the sides. Of course, that never happened with plasmas, which are now no longer available, & I am sorry that my Crutchfield never offered the Panasonic plasmas, widely known as the best of the best.

Pros: Good for an LCD. You can calibrate down the soap opera effect.Maybe more reliable & future proof than the cheaper Vizio. OK for today's standards & I do mean today--until sunset. But at least Crutchfield acknowledges this, while other sellers may cheat you.

Cons: UHD standards still being developed. No one knows what the future holds. I don't mean 20 years from now, I mean 6 months from now.

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Looking for an awesome 4K Ultra HD TV? Look no further than this Sony!

Bill K. from Petoskey, MI on 2/18/2016

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This is my third Sony Bravia TV and each one is better than the one before! The XBR-55X810C replaced an 8 year old 46" Sony and is wall mounted. Much lighter than the previous unit made it a snap to put on the existing mount and the picture color, clarity and resolution is incredible! The system quickly and easily connected to my WiFi router and firmware and app updates have been quick and painless. I have connected this TV through a Yamaha RX-V679 A/V receiver with 5.1 surround sound, which makes for an excellent home theater and keeps the popcorn flowing! And as always, the Crutchfield experience of combining good pricing, free shipping, excellent customer service and tech support will keep me coming back for years to come!

Pros: Sony quality, outstanding picture color and resolution, ease of setup, backed by Crutchfield

Cons: None

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So far so good have had for about 1 month now

Chris S from ashland, OH on 2/12/2016

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Picture quality is awesome compared to my 8 year old Sony 40''. This TV is also substantially lighter than my much smaller old flatscreen tv. It does have some of the "soap opera" effect but not as bad as some other tv's I have seen. I have not tried to lower the refresh rate to see if that helps. Using the Android system has worked great so far I have not downloaded many apps yet. It Loads much faster than my Xbox 360. It has froze once or twice but not enough to bother me. I was disappointed that my Samsung Galaxy S5 was not able to mirror this TV. You would need to buy an additional piece of equipment such as Chromecast or Samsung's AllShare unit for that. Remote is intuitive and I am not sure if I would like to upgrade to the touch remote so I can do voice commands. If you liked to search a lot of content that may help rather than having to type everything out. I was concerned about the stand that comes with the TV because you can move it easily back and forth but I do not have kids running around to worry about bumping it. I have no review on the sound quality because I use a Sony Surround sound setup, but it is like what most people say about stock TV speakers that they are not that loud and sound isn't anything special. It is highly recommended you get something to accommodate any TV you own in my opinion when it comes to sound.

Pros: Great Picture Quality Light weight for size Android System adds more available content to TV

Cons: TV is wobbly on stand Samsung Phones are not able to Mirror onto TV without additional equipment

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Sony does it again!

Ryan H from douglasville, GA on 2/10/2016

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...Using TV on provided stand with Yamaha soundbar through HDMI cable signal input in sunroom. The picture quality of this set is amazing with great upscaling. The price value for this TV at the time of purchase was very good compared to other manufacturer offerings. We have been very happy with previously purchased Sony TVs and this one is no exception as our first move to the 4K realm. The purchase and delivery experience through Crutchfield was very smooth as usual with another great product offering. You will be very pleased with this TV.

Pros: Picture quality, inputs, smart capabilities, light weight for size and ease of use

Cons: As with most TVs, added sound system recommended vs. TV speakers

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Really noticeable upgrade

Drew from Frederick, MD on 2/9/2016

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So this is replacing a Sony KDL-46Z4100 in a large Master Bedroom. if you are buying this for sound from the TV speakers, don't. It isn't priced for sound quality. I listed to them and they are not good, not horrible but at the same time not good. I however wasn't planning to use the TV's speakers as the old setup was wall mounted above a Definitive Technology SSA-50 non powered sound bar and separate sub. In this upgrade though I also replaced the receiver to a Denon AVR-S910W due to 4K and the old receiver in that room not being HDMI (STR-DA3000ES). The picture is fantastic when using 4K when using Amazon Prime UHD or Netflix UHD. I do not have dedicated 4K player on this TV at the moment however but what I have watched has been spectacular. So yes this has the x1 engine, but note *** this only upgrades exactly 1080p 24p signals not 4K already or anything less. So here is the dilemma if you have a receiver that already does video up-conversion to 4K like the aforementioned Denon 910 I upgraded to, you have to set the receiver, in my case the Denon, to output HDMI to 1080P 24P not 4K to use the X1 engine. I have tried using the Denon up-scaling to 4K (which bypasses the X1 chip) and the Denon to 1080/24 which then uses the X1 chip (mind you you have to go under advanced picture settings to turn this on, it is grayed out if using your receiver as the upscaling device you can't use the X1 Chip) I personally find the new Denon better in my opinion than the x1. Happy though!

Pros: Picture Quality at 4K (real or up-scaled) Thin Bezel, 14 pounds lighter than the 46" Sony it replaced. (wall mounted).

Cons: TV Speakers if you are not using a Soundbar or separate speakers.

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Kevin W. from Pittsburgh. PA on 2/8/2016

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Set up was easy, the connections went well. There is not a lot of information in the instructions in the box for all of the settings. I set mine up by experimenting withe the remote's Action menu and by checking online sources. I assume there is an online manual that explains all of the settings. The picture is really nice! When I played a Blue Ray portions of the screen became distorted throughout the movie. I'm not sure if it is another setting or the age of my Blue Ray player. I agree with other reviews that the sound is not the greatest, but I did set the TV up with my home theater system which sounds great.

Pros: Great picture. You get a lot of TV for the price, great buy.

Cons: Sound is not the greatest but more than adequate.

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Great picture

Matt from milton, MA on 1/23/2016

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Great tv. Picture is nice and smart features are easy to use

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Jonathan from Evergreen. CO on 1/23/2016

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I am happy with this TV, but I'm pretty much a Sony fan.

Pros: fantastic picture, plenty of inputs, and a nice remote

Cons: I think the base could be bigger and more stable

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Great Tv

J from palm springs, CA on 1/21/2016

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Fantastic buy. Great picture, great sound. This is our first smart tv. Love all the new features. Would recommend anyone looking to upgrade current televisiion.

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Just Plain Great Sony tv

The Tech Builder from Oolando Florida USA on 1/14/2016

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The Sony XBR55X810C 4K Ultra HD Smart TV is the secret Great TV of 2015 and now 2016. I have owned SONY XBR series Trinitrons since the Glass picture tube days, and had an XBR 32" for 7 years and enjoyed it, still works passed it on to my mother in law. Needed a new one and did not think I would want 55" but saw this unit and it's great. It is a budget-oriented TV but has great features and I can't say too much for a unit that does exactly what its specified for It has excellent picture quality, driven with an Android engine and the X1 upscale processor is just the nuts. My source is Directv HD and the output on the screen is out of this world. The Android part, well for the first week of ownership it went through about 3 updates, it's a good thing that I have really great internet speeds, it did take quite a while But ended up unlocking some features that truly made it a great tv. All round great design a very skinny bezel, it's only about an inch thick on the outside and 2.5 inches thick at the widest. If needed to be mounted no real-estate on your wall, there are easy mount setups. This is a hidden little secret that people are passing up this is flat out a Great television with lots of capability.

Pros: Great picture ! lots of HDMI connections ! Android stability ! X1 Upscale processor ! Lots of Custom settings ! Easy to color balance ! its a SONY !!

Cons: The TV does have crappy sound but I did end up using the 3.5mm headphone jack and hooking up powered speakers (PreSonus Eris E4.5 available at Crutchfield) and then told the tv to give me variable headphone jack sound. This combo give me better than a sound bar capability. I did see reviews about the capability to get a good viewing angle on this set, personally I watch this tv within the 70 degree angle and there is not a lot of viewing issues.

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Beautiful picture!

Guest from New Hampshire on 1/11/2016

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Very pleased with the quality of the picture.

Pros: Best picture ever. Better than my 2014 Samsung 65".

Cons: I wish it defaulted to TV mode instead of Smart mode on power up.

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DougL from Virginia on 1/11/2016

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Tv lacks "good" sound. Tinty, lacks bass. Not sure that it has 120Mh refresh rate as stated in description. Movement still blurs even after custom setting.

Pros: Crutchfield excellent company to deal with. Goes the extra steps to please.

Cons: Weak stand, not to mention it sticks out way to far in the front for soundbar. TV not real stable if barely touched. Remote difficult for smart tv functions

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Allen S from Connecticut on 12/28/2015

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The picture is outstanding, vivid detail & color. Quick delivery, easy setup All the professional reviews I have read do not do it justice in my opinion.

Pros: See above

Cons: none so far

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ArtE from North Carolina on 12/26/2015

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The TV was everything we expected it to be. The picture is sharp and the colors are vivid. Setup was easy and came off without a snag.

Pros: Sharp picture, vivid colors and easy setup.

Cons: None so far.

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Sony 810c

bimmer from Minnesota on 12/25/2015

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Nice looking tv, was easy to set up and looks great. Id say this has to be the best budget 4k tv out there.

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Sony xbr-55810C

James ThomA from Pennsylvania on 12/20/2015

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Very pleased with the purchase from beginning to end. The T.V. has exceptional sharpness and color, looking forward to watchign T.V like it should be.

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Excellent Picture quality and value

Crutchfield customer from New York on 12/20/2015

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I was in the market for a replacement of my old Samsung that was reliable and lasted over 7 years. I thought I would get another Samsung. A lot has changed since then and looking into the next generation of TVs; 4k, smart features, judder free. It was an education. Curves and 3D were unimportant to me. Between the Crutchfield team and Rtings.com, they swayed me in the direction of this Sony. For the money, this is the best rated 4k TV you can buy based on reviews. I don't play games but it rated well for that too. The 4k content via the Amazon App were pretty spectacular. With the smart tv app for Amazon App, the UHD content is automatically available, (opposed to my Roku 3 - which only goes to 1080p). Not much content yet, so having SONY with a history of 4k upscaling adds comfort. Some programs are better than others and I would attribute that probably more to the quality of content itself. Am very happy with the display and picture quality for TV/Movies. The sound, like the ratings tell you is its weakest point. I'd give it a 4.5 if I could for that.

Pros: Picture quality for TV, movies. I like the smart TV capability, although I don't like having to log into Google play.

Cons: Sound is very weak. The base is not great. I wish the legs were more permanent to cover the length of the TV. When you rotate the TV to access the back, the TV has trouble staying on its pedestal without falling over the edges. Once the hook up is done, don't have to worry too much. I highly suggested a sound base (not a sound bar), is not mounted, because of the legs edging in front of the TV 4 inches take away the sound bar space. I got the ZVox, very nice complement.

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Sony XBR 55" 4K TV

Crutchfield customer from Montana on 12/15/2015

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I would give it a 5, except for the screen finish which allows light reflection in the room....lamps, sun reflection, etc. It ruins the picture. I don't like having to close up our room in the day or leave lights off at night just to watch this TV. I'm disappointed.

Pros: I like everything, Except:

Cons: The screen reflects light in the room and ruins the picture.

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Great TV, worried about future app support

Mark from Texas on 12/15/2015

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I decided on this television after checking the reviews online and determining it was the best solution for our budget. We opted for the 55" instead of the 65" because of concerns with the quality of an IPS panel. I haven't had a smart television before, and maybe because of that I'm really impressed with the functionality built into the television on top of the great picture quality. After having some issues with the YouTube casting properly from our phones on a few different occasions and seeing that Google dropped support for devices older than 3 years, I'm concerned with the apps remaining functional on the television in the future.

Pros: Excellent picture quality Low input lag which makes this TV great for gaming Excellent upscaling, which is very important since most content will not be 4k I appreciate the HDMI audio return channel functionality which allows me to send audio from built in apps like YouTube and Pandora back to the sound system without using an additional cable. The ability to turn off just the screen while playing music is an unexpected plus.

Cons: I hesitate to list this as a con, but I'm uncomfortable with a software path to obsolescence being forced on older devices that are otherwise functional. This is by no means specific to this television, but it is something I think anyone who pays more for a "smart" device should keep in mind. I've heard that the sound quality from the TV itself is poor, but decent home theater systems are cheap and I've had one hooked up the entire time.

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Excellent!

Dave from Pennsylvania on 12/12/2015

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First, top notch customer service, advice and recommendations. The TV, perfect right out of the box! Easy setup, looks great. Thanks again Crutchfield!!

Pros: Size is perfect, picture quality, ease of set up, compliments PS4 system, great apps

Cons: None right now

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Great TV

Dev from Jersey City, NJ on 12/8/2015

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Great TV! I did a lot of research on this TV and other 55 inch TVs. For its price and other reviews I think its a good purchase.

Pros: picture, refresh rate, thin border

Cons: haven't found one yet

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Crutchfield customer from California on 11/9/2015

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Beautiful picture, rich colors, fast refresh - no blurring...very happy with this tv.

Pros: picture, refresh rate

Cons: could be a notch brighter

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Sony 4K

Vince from Minnesota on 10/30/2015

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Great picture love everything about this TV we really should stop call this new Things TV's they are so much better then the first TV's

Pros: everything

Cons: Directv app not ready from sony's end But Directv charges you the same for the app as they would for the use of there box

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Video Features
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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.

  • HEVC/VP9 Decoder: The Sony 4K Ultra-HD TV supports the new HEVC/H.265 and VP9 codecs that are needed for a variety of current and forthcoming 4K video services (like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and other providers).
  • Optional 4K Media Player: Add Sony's 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.

4K X1 Engine: Sony's powerful 4K Processor X1 engine incorporates a 4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler, Precision Color Mapping, and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer to bring stunning picture quality to whatever you're watching.

  • 4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler: Sony's new 4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler 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. Every pixel and individual parts of each scene are analyzed and matched with a special image database for supremely lifelike detail. The 4K X-Reality Pro Engine breathes new life into everything you see with phenomenal 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution.
  • Precision Color Mapping: The Sony Ultra-HD TV brings you even more lifelike color through Precision Color Mapping technology. Now, you get 4K video with dynamic color that looks natural and detailed.
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer: The X1 Engine utilizes Dynamic Contrast Enhancer technology to reproduce deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more video color.

Direct-Lit LED w/ Frame Dimming: Direct-Lit LED backlight technology bridges the gap between lower-cost CCFL (fluorescent) LCD TVs and newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs. Frame dimming is used to deliver greater contrast and a better overall picture.

  • Direct-Lit LED: Sony's Direct-Lit LED-LCD televisions feature LEDs positioned all the way across the LCD panel's back plane (instead of along the side). Unlike "Full-Array" backlight LED-LCD televisions that also feature LEDs positioned along the LCD panel's back plane, the Direct-Lit LED technology uses fewer LEDs. Since there are fewer LEDs, the LCD panel's back plane must be moved farther away from the screen to provide adequate light coverage across the LCD panel, making the TV much deeper than an edge-lit LED-LCD television. Direct-Lit LED backlight technology offers a better picture and is more energy efficient than previous CCFL (fluorescent) LCD televisions, though it requires a much larger cabinet design than newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs.
  • Frame Dimming: Rather than illuminating the entire screen, lighting is boosted in just the right areas for greater contrast and a more realistic picture.

MotionFlow XR 960 Technology: 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 120 frames-per-second with the TV's advanced 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 various settings - Standard, Smooth, Clear, True Cinema (24fps), and Custom. 

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 Ultra-HD TV is equipped with HDMI (2.0), Component, and Composite video inputs. A back cover has to be removed to access these video inputs.

  • 4 HDMI Inputs: The Ultra-HD 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 by all of the TV's HDMI 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.
  • Analog Video Inputs: There is one component video input and one composite video input. The component video input will accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. 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 3.0 Compatible: The HDMI 2 input is designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) 3.0 standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 2 (MHL) input using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display ultra-HD 4K 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 input. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.

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.

  • Screen Modes: The Screen Modes feature allows you to select the screen display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Choose from Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom, or Auto Wide. 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.
  • Picture Modes: You can select one of the following picture modes - Standard, Vivid, Cinema (Pro/Home), Sports, Animation, and Custom.
  • Advanced Video Settings: The Advanced Video Settings menu offers further adjustment of the TV's video image.
    • Brightness: You can increase or decrease the brightness of an image by adjusting the TV's Brightness, Contrast, Gamma (adjusts light/dark balance), Black Level, and Black Adjust (enhances black areas).
    • Color: You can tailor the color of an image by adjusting the TV's Color, Hue, Color Temperature (white balance), Color Space (sets color reproduction range), or Live Color (produces vivid colors).
    • Clarity: You can improve the clarity of an image by adjusting the TV's Sharpness, Reality Creation (increases clarity), Resolution (increases detail), and Noise reduction (removes noise).
    • Film Mode: Film Mode provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content.

Twin Picture (Firmware Update): The Sony LED-LCD TV offers Twin Picture functionality through PIP (picture in picture) & PAP (picture and picture); this feature requires a future firmware update.

  • 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.
Note: The Twin Picture function will be available by November 2015 via a firmware update. You will receive Twin Picture function automatically as a network software upgrade. Make sure your TV is connected to the Internet. If you do not have a network connection, you will be able to download the software from the Sony support website using your PC.

Audio Features

ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel within the television's HDMI 4 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, HDMI inputs, network connection, and USB ports can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. 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 4 input. 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 Ultra-HD TV offers analog and digital audio outputs.

  • Digital Audio (Dolby Digital/DTS): The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital/DTS (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, HDMI inputs, and USB ports on the LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via RCA.
  • 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.

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

Equalizer: The TV offers five preset sound modes - Standard, Cinema, Music, and Live Football. The TV is also equipped with a 7-band EQ (125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz). You can adjust the level of each band between -12 to +12 dB.

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

  • Surround: Surround provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just the TV's speakers.
  • ClearAudio+: Achieves the best sound quality by applying a well-balanced combination of digital signal processing technologies.
  • Sound Restoration (DSEE): Reproduces natural sound by restoring high frequencies often lost during digital compression.
  • Voice Zoom: Makes voice clearer by lowering background sound.
  • Night: Provides a clear sound at a low volume levels.
  • 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 Ultra-HD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's network connection you gain access to Android TV and Google Play, as well as PlayStationNow games and content stored on your network computer. You also get the ability to stream content from your Android or Apple iOS mobile device to the TV.

  • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony 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 (802.11ac; 2.4/5GHz) 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. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n or better 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 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.

Android TV w/ Google Play: The Sony Ultra-HD TV is equipped with Android's Lollipop (5.0.2) operating system and incorporates Android TV with access to a wide variety of apps from Google Play which have been optimized for playback on the big screen. Android TV gives you access to movie, music, sports, and other entertainment apps (subscription, rental, or purchase fees may apply). Click here to discover the full collection of Android TV Apps from Google Play. Not all Google Play apps will be Android TV compatible. More applications and streaming services will be available in the future.

Note: Some applications (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video 4K, Hulu, Vudu, MLB) are currently unavailable. Sony is diligently working to provide updated software so that these applications will be available by the end of May 2015.  The list of available applications will be automatically updated once your device is connected to the internet.

4K Network Streaming: This Ultra-HD TV even offers "HEVC/H.265 & VP9" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K content from online movie & TV show providers (like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, or Sony Video Unlimited 4K ). Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube 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 20Mbps 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 (or better) for 4K streaming. Make sure the Sony television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.

Mobile Device Streaming: The Sony Ultra-HD TV allows you to wirelessly stream content from a compatible mobile device using Google Cast for playback on the big screen. You can also "mirror" your compatible mobile device using Miracast.

  • Google Cast: Google Cast is like having Chromecast built into the television. Google Cast lets you cast your favorite entertainment apps and video content from your Android (OS 2.3+) smartphone tablet, Apple iOS (7.0+) device, Mac computer or Windows PC, or Chromebook to the Sony Ultra-HD TV. Now you can cast your favorites movies or TV shows from HBO GO, your downloaded music playlists, Sports highlights from ESPN, and your saved photos from your compatible Google Cast device to the Sony ultra-HD TV. For compatible Google Cast apps click here.
  • Miracast: 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.

Gaming: The Sony Ultra-HD TV offers built-in gaming access from Google Play and PlayStation Now.

  • Google Play Games w/ Gamepad: Download select video games from Google Play and play them on the big screen without the need for any game console. You can connect up to four wireless gamepads (sold separately) for multi-player gaming. Google Play Games even syncs your progress and achievements across your devices, so you can start playing on your Android smartphone or tablet and then move to the Sony TV when you get home.
  • PlayStation Now: The Sony Ultra-HD TV is PlayStation Now compatible, allowing you instant access to a catalog of hundreds of streamed PS3 games (no game console required). You can stream PlayStation 3 games through a monthly subscription or rent games individually. Sony's DualShock 4 control (sold separately) is also required. Click here for more information about PlayStation Now. 

Web Browser: Through a firmware update you'll gain access to Sony's Opera web browser, so you can use the TV to search the web. The built-in Opera browser allows you to enter URLs and do basic keyword searches, so you can browse the internet & web.

Photo Sharing Plus: With Photo Sharing Plus, friends and family can share their memories together on the big screen from their Android (2.3+) or Apple iOS (6+) devices. Up to 10 mobile devices can be connected to the TV at once for a fun interactive experience. User can even save their favorite pics between devices.

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

  • WiFi Direct: 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.
  • 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 WiFi 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 (two 2.0/one 3.0) 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. Your 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/900A).

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. Visit the Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.

Convenience Features

Content Search: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and Android TV 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.
  • Discover: You can use the remote's Discover button to search for content across platforms (TV Antenna, Android TV, Apps, etc.)
  • Android TV Recommendations: Personalized content recommendations from Google Play, YouTube and your apps appear automatically in the TV's home screen. So if you are having trouble figuring out what to watch, let Sony's Android TV recommend something for you and the family to watch.
  • Voice Search: Simply activate the Voice Search function through the Android TV App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone/tablet. If you know what you want to watch, just say it into the device's microphone and the Sony television will find it within its Android TV and Google Play applications. If  you press the Voice Search button on your remote while you're in a particular app, you'll only search within that app.
  • 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.

Action Menu: The Action Menu provides quick access to the functions that are available for the currently displayed screen.

Netflix Recommended: This Sony Ultra-HD TV is a Netflix Recommended TV. This is due to the fact that is offers a unique feature set which makes Netflix even easier to use and enjoy. The Sony TV has an Instant On feature so the TV wakes and apps are ready to use right away. In addition, the TV turns on and launches Netflix with one press of the Netflix button on the included IR remote. Online apps, including Netflix, can resume quickly and return where you left off. Its Android TV interface enables easy navigation and switching between apps and inputs.

DIRECTV 4K Ready (Future Firmware Update): This Sony television is RVU-compatible (through future firmware update) which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast (up to 4K) and stored content (up to 4K) from their DVR on the Sony TV, without the need for additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the Sony TV's LAN port.

Daydream Display: You can set up a screensaver (Daydream) for the Sony Android TV that displays photos and colorful designs. Daydream uses a collection of scenic photos; you cannot customize the photos that appear. You can choose how long (5/10/15/30/60 min.) it takes for the Daydream screensaver to start when you are not using the TV.

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.

Help Guide: The Sony TV comes with a Quick Setup Guide booklet. The TV also features an on-screen Help Guide for more detailed information.

Remote Control

IR Remote: The IR remote control requires direct line of sight with the Television's front-panel IR sensor. The remote offers soft push-button control. It even has a dedicated Netflix button, so you can access your Netflix movies and TV shows quicker.

Remote Apps: The Sony Ultra-HD TV offers remote control capability through your Android or Apple iOS device via the Android TV Remote App (for Android only) or Sony's TV SideView Remote App (for Android & Apple iOS).

  • Android TV Remote: The Android TV Remote App from Google Play lets you use your Android (OS 4.0+) smartphone or tablet as a remote to control the Sony television's Android TV functions. Easily navigate content and play games on your compatible Android TV device. The remote app offers voice search and an on-screen keyboard, giving you full control of Android TV from your smartphone or tablet. Simply tap the on-screen mic button to start a voice search, or use the keyboard to input text on Android TV.  If you know what you want to watch, just say it into your smartphone or tablet's microphone and the Sony television will find it within its Android TV and Google Play applications.
  • TV SideView Remote: With the free Sony TV SideView App, you can control the Sony TV and browse its content from your Apple iOS device (7.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (4.03+). Simply download the this app from the Apple 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.

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.

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

Pedestal Base: The Sony TV comes with a pedestal stand. The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The television weighs 40.6 lbs with the stand. This stand does not swivel.

Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The television can be wall mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The TV has 4 threaded screw inserts with a spacing of 300mm (h) x 300mm (v). These threaded inserts will accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 38.2 lbs without the stand.

Ventilation Clearance: 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 1.5" from the wall.

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Sony brand is very. Reliable [ Shari  Mar 22, 2016 ]
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It's a Sony! Plus 4K usable and ready. Another rarity plus...a 3.5 mm headphone jack! [ Ron  Mar 13, 2016 ]
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Good Reviews [ Robert  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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All my other components are Sony so that is why I picked another Sony tv to replace my 40 inch Sony that still works fine. And can't beat Crutchfields prices. [ ROGER  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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So far I really like this Television. Great picture, and the difference between a LED and my older LCD is remarkable. Not only does this Sony weigh so much less, it has a small border around the edge, that really makes it look sleek and unassuming. [ Shawn  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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Good reviews and solid price point- needed to replace previous TV that was broken in move [ Patrick  Feb 10, 2016 ]
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Sony [ Kenton  Jan 31, 2016 ]
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best reviews we could find for this size, and the price was reasonable, and its a Sony. [ chad  Jan 27, 2016 ]
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Good value [ Allen  Jan 25, 2016 ]
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After some research, seemed like the best value for the money. The price was right for the size of the TV and all that it comes with. [ KEVIN L  Jan 22, 2016 ]
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Sony has always been a good product for me, the features and pricing of this 4K TV are what I was looking for [ William F.  Jan 22, 2016 ]
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The Sony brand has always been a plus for all of my purchases. Number of hdmi connections (4) is higher than most other TVs in this class. [ William  Jan 17, 2016 ]
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I like Sony [ Jonathan  Jan 10, 2016 ]
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Sony and Crutchfield fan. Have the XBR-49X830C, love it. [ Daniel  Dec 26, 2015 ]
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I did a lot of comparisons on features and reviews from Crutchfield and else ware and this seems to be a great buy for the money. [ M  Dec 05, 2015 ]
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2 questions already asked

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Can the on board speakers be disabled?
[ MikeB  Feb 14, 2016 ]
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Yes, Use the audio outputs on the TV to connect to an external amplifier and turn down the TV volume, that will eliminate sound from the internal speakers, Harry
[ HARRY  Feb 24, 2016 ]
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yes
[ Kevin T.  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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yes - very simple setting.
[ Michael  Feb 16, 2016 ]
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For what purpose? If you want to hook it up to a speaker system, yes, you can have the built in speakers silent.
[ John  Feb 16, 2016 ]
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At the bottom of the home menu you can access settings. Under the Sound category there is an option to choose where audio is output to. If you choose audio system instead of TV speakers, the built in speakers are muted.
[ Laura  Feb 15, 2016 ]
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I'm sure they can be turned off. My ARC-enabled speakers communicate directly with the TV and the TV automatically switches from on-board to external once the speakers have power.
[ Andrew  Feb 15, 2016 ]
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Would the motionflow be 240 as stating 960?
[ Mark  Nov 12, 2015 ]
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Not sure what that means but it's a great tv with excellent picture
[ Charles  Nov 13, 2015 ]

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