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Sony XBR-65X930E

65" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2017 model)

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Our take on the Sony XBR-65X930E

Last year, Sony's X930D 4K TVs were favorites with our customers and with A/V experts around the world. Their new X930E series offers improvements worth talking about. Higher peak brightness means a more vivid picture, especially with HDR content. And more powerful video processing ensures a cleaner picture with all sources.

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Sony's 4K TVs keep getting better

Last year, Sony's X930D 4K TVs were favorites with our customers and with A/V experts around the world. Their new X930E series offers improvements worth talking about. Higher peak brightness means a more vivid picture, especially with HDR content. And more powerful video processing ensures a cleaner picture with all sources.

4K and HDR complete the picture

What 4K does for picture detail, HDR (High Dynamic Range) does for contrast and color. It may surprise you, but current video standards are based on old-school tube TVs with low brightness capabilities. The latest HDR-equipped TVs, like the XBR-65X930E, can display greater contrast and a wider color spectrum. The combination makes pictures pop like you've never seen before.

The XBR-65X930E's Slim Backlight Drive™ design uses a grid light control system to deliver more precisely localized lighting than previous edge-lit systems. By dimming some areas of the screen and boosting others, Sony's X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™ technology produces a brightness range that's much wider than what we're used to with conventional LED-backlit TVs.

Sony's video processing makes everything look its best

What elevates the XBR-65X930E above competing TVs is Sony's unmatched video processing. Their X1™ Extreme engine packs 40% more processing muscle than last year's model. It tackles two tasks: reducing the compression noise common in streamed video and lower-resolution sources, and upscaling every source to near 4K/HDR quality. Picture quality with 4K streamed content and Ultra HD Blu-ray is spectacular, but you don't need a 4K source to be wowed by this TV.

Not just smart TV, Android TV — easy access to endless entertainment

The XBR-65X930E's built-in Android operating system lets you easily log in to your Google ID to access a huge collection of apps, games and content from Google Play. And the Google Cast feature (now called Chromecast built-in) lets you stream movies, pictures, and TV shows from your iOS or Android-based phone, or from a laptop. The remote's built-in microphone makes it easy to search for a particular movie or actor just by saying the name.

Unsure if your network can handle demanding tasks like 4K streaming? Check out our wireless router buying guide. If you haven't upgraded your hardware in the last few years, a new router will offer big improvements in range and speed.

Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of wall-mounts that work with your specific TV.

Product Highlights:

    • 64.5" screen (measured diagonally)
    • Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
    • Motionflow™ XR 960 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR 10, HLG and Dolby Vision™) for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or streamed from the TV's built-in apps
      • Dolby Vision HDR is currently only supported when using the TV's built-in streaming apps; Dolby Vision via HDMI-connected sources is not yet supported
    • Slim Backlight Drive™ grid array edge-lit LED backlight with local dimming for excellent picture contrast and black levels
    • X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™ delivers 10X the brightness range of conventional LCD TVs
    • 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme engine and 4K X-Reality™ PRO upscaler ensure the cleanest, clearest picture for all video sources
    • HDR Remaster improves color and contrast for SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content
    • TRILUMINOS™ Display technology for a wider color range
    • 10-bit panel can display over one billion colors
    Video Source Compatibility:
    • watch 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
    • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
    • Clear QAM tuner decodes unencrypted digital cable signals up to 1080i without a set-top box (subscription required to receive cable channels)
    Smart TV Features:
    • Android TV™ with Chromecast Built-in lets you cast your favorite entertainment apps and video content from your Android™ or iOS® device, or laptop
    • dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi® provides fast, reliable wireless streaming
    • Netflix Recommended TV — offers a unique feature set that makes Netflix even easier to use and enjoy
    • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
    • mobile-to-TV wireless mirroring with Miracast™ enabled phones and tablets
    • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control
    • 4 HDMI 2.0a
      • all inputs are HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to 4K video sources
      • to view the highest-quality 4K and HDR content from connected sources, use the TV's HDMI 2 or 3 inputs, and a compatible high-bandwidth HDMI cable
    • 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 fast, reliable wired network connection
    • 3 USB inputs for connecting a thumb drive or other device
    General Features:
    • built-in front-firing speakers (50 watts total power)
    • Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
    • Voice Remote with built-in microphone
    • supports voice control of compatible apps:
    • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 19-3/4"W x 11-5/8"D)
    • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
    • 57-1/4"W x 33"H x 1-5/8"D (36"H x 11-5/8"D on stand)
    • weight: 93.4 lbs. with stand; 84.2 lbs. without stand
    • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 65" LED-LCD TV
    • 2 Pedestal feet
    • Pedestal feet front cover
    • Pedestal feet rear cover
    • Remote control (RMF-TX200U)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Dual IR blaster
    • 3 Back covers (2 preinstalled)
    • 4 Wall-mount adapters
    • Four M5 x 16mm screws (lock & flat washers)
    • Four M4 x 6mm screws
    • 2 Wire-ties
    • Reference Guide (En/Fr)
    • Setup Guide
    • Stand Assembly diagram
    • "How To Perform Software Update" instructions
    • "Child Safety" note
    • Safety & Regulatory Booklet
    • End User License Agreement
    • "Attention" note
    • Warranty Information
    • How To Unpack TV instructions
    • PlayStation Vue brochure

    Sony XBR-65X930E Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (40 Reviews)

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    Anonymous from Ave Maria, FL on 3/18/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just remarkable!

    Pros: beautiful picture and features!

    Cons: None

    Nice job SONY! Great TV

    Douglas from Dublin, OH on 3/12/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Quite awesome! Great picture and sound - easy setup. Integrates well with the Sony X800 BluRay and Yamaha YSP2700 Sound Projector. It is a joy to watch 4K content on this beast!



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    Nick from Strongsville, OH on 3/1/2018

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    My first opinion of the TV was Wow why is this thing so heavy! Once on the wall my second opinion of the TV was why do they put HDMI inputs in the most challenging place to actually get everything plugged in. My last opinion of the TV once turned on was Wow what a great picture! The picture itself makes this a 5 star rating and makes up for the weight and usual input challenges. I have only enjoyed the TV for about a month now and I do not regret my decision to go with an LCD rather the OLED.

    Pros: Great Picture

    Cons: Weight

    Amazing pictures and great TV set.

    BinhN from Clarksville, MD on 2/27/2018

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    This is my first SMART TV. I have been hesitated to buy between Sony and Samsung QLED Q7F due to worrying about the reviews of the slowness of Android on Sony TV. However, I think Android OS responds fairly fast and easy enough to set up and navigate. It took me a little over 1 hour to set up and updated the software. I have Direct TV (not 4K) and pictures look fine. I watch a lot of YouTube and Netflix movies, it looks very good in general, and 4K movies look amazing. I also watched in the dark with no lighting and the pictures still looked good. The up scaling works very well with non-4K and HD, even with lower resolutions. There is a little slow to switch between YouTube videos (1-2 seconds lag) but it is not that bad. This TV is very bright. There is some blooming with very bright objects here and there (if you pay attention to it), but I have no issues or disturbed because of it. The TV sound is very good. I do not use the TV for gaming so cannot provide feedbacks. My room is about 20'x17'and the TV looks quite bigger than when I saw it at local store (I felt it is almost as big as 75"at the store). It seemed about right size for my room. However, based on the reviews at Crutchfield and others, Sony xbr75x940e should provide at least the same picture quality and brightness, and even better on the black contrast level. If you can afford Sony xbr75x940e, you should go for it. Thank you the Crutchfield's team for helping, providing top-notch services!

    Pros: Amazing pictures and very well built product.

    Cons: Very heavy!

    Best picture for the best value!

    Jack from Los Angeles, CA on 2/27/2018

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    This TV is nothing short of incredible, providing the best picture for the value. It will satisfy Sony enthusiasts, as well as newcomers to the brand. This was the perfect replacement for my eleven year old Bravia, which still looks amazing. You can't go wrong with Sony flagship TVs.



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    Charles from Gautier, MS on 2/27/2018

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    I am so happy with the sony tv great picture so true to life so

    Pros: GREAT service TV amazing picture awesome

    Cons: none

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    Anonymous from Arlington, TX on 2/23/2018

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    After much research, we decided to replace our 17 year old Mitsubishi TV that was still working. They all looked great in showrooms but finally chose this Sony based on long time reputation and bought from Crutchfield based on their reviews, price, and selection. We could not be happier with this product. Outstanding picture, easy connections, and sound is not bad either. We have it set so the picture adjusts to the lighting in the room although one can choose what type of picture they want. We would definitely recommend this TV and look forward to years of enjoyment.

    Pros: Build quality, picture color and clarity, elegant exterior with stand.

    Cons: Heavier than comparable units so will need two strong people to unpack.

    Great Picture

    Ken from Fayetteville, TN on 2/18/2018

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    This set has one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. Where it really shows off is with 4k HDR! It is a light cannon and the blacks are inky and the motion is great. The picture does degrade a bit off to the sides. You also may see blooming in really bright objects against really black backgrounds. I did have a power issue with the set and Crutchfield has been great to try to resolve the problem.

    Pros: Great Picture Excellent HDR Inky blacks

    Cons: Power Issue

    Great picture

    Ricardo from Springfield, MA on 2/1/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this tv to replace xbrx850c which has a good picture but this xbr-x 930e is great, great color out of the box.

    Pros: Does what I need and more. Worth the price.

    Cons: A little heavy.


    Milton from Fort Worth, TX on 2/1/2018

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    The Sony XBR-65X930E has an absolutely beautiful picture. The contrast ratio and color accuracy is excellent and it was easy to adjust the picture settings. The Sony 930E is a very attractive TV and I had it professionally wall mounted using the Sanus VLT6 mount, as recommended by Wade. The 930E is very heavy for a 65" class TV, so a sturdy TV stand or good wall mount is a must. I have a Marantz 7.1 home theater receiver and Polk speakers (both also from Crutchfield), but the 930E has an impressive internal sound system. I am very happy with the Sony XBR-65X930E. One last note, I had originally purchased the base model 55" LG OLED (not from Crutchfield) but I returned it a week later. I found that this LG OLED consistently oversaturated the colors, even with considerable adjustment. Also, the LG arrived with burn in which was easy to correct, but didn't instill confidence in my choice. The skin tones in this LG had a consistent red cast. Maybe if I had a lot more money to spend on a 65" TV I would have tried the Sony XBR-65A1E OLED.

    Pros: Beautiful picture and contrast ratio with deep blacks. Great internal speakers.

    Cons: Heavy!

    Quality 4K TV.

    Ian from Minn City, MN on 1/30/2018

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    60"Samsung plasma went south after only 30mths. It was a lower end model and a display model at local store so at less than $600 I didn't lose to much sleep. Was planning on a new 75" model to celebrate moving into a new house but decided to go with a higher end 65". Mainly watch using Amazon Fire, but did buy Blade Runner 2049 BluRay 4K to get an idea of the definition. Looks good no matter what the source. Easy set up, spent more time updating the Harmony remote. Price wise Sony is competitive with not only Samsung/LG but even Vizio so really the choice was a no brainer.

    Pros: Good quality at competitive price.

    Cons: Non.

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    Anonymous from Riverside County on 1/30/2018

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    Beautiful picture this TV is what I've been waiting for, I love it.



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    Anonymous from Penn Yan, NY on 1/17/2018

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    Terrific screen with great upscaling. Many reviews don't like that backlight can bleed into screen but it only happens occasionally mostly on cinema borders.. Its a nit pick in my view. This TV has Sonys best processing engines which will likely improve with the ability to update.



    Awesome picture.

    Thomas from Marysville,Ca on 1/16/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice TV. Rich colors and black blacks. This is a very heavy tv and I was afraid to hang it as my wall is weak. That being said the stand is awesome and instructions on installing it were great. Hides the wires and is very sturdy. The tv has a slight lean to the rear. Thought it would be an issue but I don't even notice it. Sits low so I had to put a shelf over it for my center channel speaker. Think most sound bars will be ok though. We don't use many smart features but the the picture is great. Gaming on this is awesome. Very sharp. Love it. Great service from Crutchfield as usual.

    Pros: Crisp clear picture. Vivid colors.

    Cons: Very heavy.

    Great picture, greta price, great service

    Mark from Lufkin, TX on 1/15/2018

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    The best set I've ever owned ... buy it, you will not be disappointed!

    Pros: Picture is wonderful ... full of rich colors, dark blacks, and very sharp images. Technical assistance by Crutchfield is unsurpassed by any competitor!.

    Cons: None (will not do dishes).

    Amazing Tv

    Gary W from LBI, NJ on 1/8/2018

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    Bought it December 12 from crutchfield. Free shipping and a 60 price guarantee. Was going back and forth with a LG Oled but with the kids and I playing videos games and the blaring brightness we bought the Sony. There is some light bleed here and there but you don't notice if lights are on and it's a small price to pay for this beautiful tv

    Pros: The TV. It's beautiful

    Cons: Some light bleed with lights off. Still better with video games then the LG Oled

    Magnificent TV!

    Darrell from Ohio on 1/8/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This TV is absolutely amazing! The colors are sharp and bright, the blacks are inky and deep. The Android UI is fast but not very intuitive. Bonus: Was able to install Kodi directly onto the TV and I now no longer need my amazon firestick! There is a bit of light bloom if there is a scene of bright white next to complete blackness, but you will only notice this if you are looking for it. The remote issue is real, it is clicky and annoyingly cheap, but I am getting used to it. Crutchfield delivered 5 days faster than promised!!!

    Pros: Black Blacks Vivid Colors Gorgeous HDR and 4k Kodi installed directly to TV

    Cons: A little bit of light bloom Cheap remote

    Amazing picture quality.

    Robert from Los Angeles, CA on 1/8/2018

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    Bought this tv to replace a previous Sony Bravia from about 10 years ago. Happy with the 65 inch screen with the amazing picture quality and lot more options.

    Pros: Capturing HD Sports Picture Design

    Cons: Price

    LED isn't dead yet....

    Kenton from Atlanta, GA on 1/6/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So, all last year I debated between going with a top of the line Sony LED, or a LG OLED. In the fall I pulled the trigger on a LG OLED. Now as far as picture quality goes, and black levels, that OLED was an amazing TV. But it was a piece of junk. I ordered it in October and it was broken by November. I ordered a replacement with Crutchfield and they were nice enough to send another free of charge. And well.....that one arrived and broke in two weeks. Long story short, I decided LG doesn't need to be in my house ever again. Crutchfield was nice enough to give me credit towards a new TV and I heard the reviews about this one being the brightest HDR set you can find in 2017. So I took a shot at it. And this TV is amazing to look at. The HDR on this TV is a lot more noticeable than the OLED, because it is the brightest TV last year. When I say colors and lighting pop, they pop. No the black levels do not come close to OLED, but they are definitely a solid 9/10. It handles motion very well. The input lag on it for gaming is acceptable. This TV is without flaws. It does have a little bit of blooming. This may be an issue for certain people, but it isn't bad enough to me. And this TV is heavy....extremely heavy. It is a whopping 110 lbs. You're not going to be able to put this TV together by yourself. I cannot rate the sound because I have a Dolby Atmos set up and don't need the TV speakers. So far I am happy with my purchase. Hopefully this one doesn't break like the LG lol.

    Pros: Picture quality, HDR is top of the line, brightest TV I've ever seen

    Cons: This TV weighs too @*() much!


    Shane from Buckeye, AZ on 1/4/2018

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    AWESOME...bought the 930D last year and this new model blows it away. Very satisfied with my purchase and would recommend anyone looking for an awesome tv,less expensive then OLEDs, this is the one. Looked at the 900E but went with this model cause it is future proof vs the 900E.

    Pros: Deep Blacks, amazing color and picture

    Cons: None

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    Allaye from Elmont, NY on 1/4/2018

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    Anonymous from Parkville, MD on 12/26/2017

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    Great television with outstanding picture and sound. Factory adjustments were perfect. Well worth the price!



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    Anonymous from Mccomb, MS on 12/25/2017

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    After first thinking I wanted an LG OLED I decided not to get it because of the issues they are having with image retention, burned in screens, bent screens and the poor customer service related to these issues. So after doing much research I decided to go with the Sony XBR65X930E and could not be any happier. It is everything my research said it was. I did consider the Sony 65" Z9D but could not justify the price difference. Very happy with the service and shipping from Crutchfield.



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    Anonymous from Baltimore, MD on 12/16/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This TV looks great! I am thoroughly impressed by the brightness of this model and the 4K image is beautiful! The built-in android TV is also very easy to use. I would highly recommend this TV!



    Amazing picture

    Don from Warner Robins, GA on 12/14/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an amazing TV. The picture quality is great. This tv is a light engine. One of the brightest screens I've seen. 4K HDR is awe inspiring and the X1 Extreme chip does wonders at upscaling 1080 and up sources. Some pixelation or artifacts show up in less than sources but not bad at all. Very watchable.

    Pros: Great picture. Amazing color right out of the box, very little tuning needed. Deep blacks, bright detailed whites.

    Cons: Can have a small amount of blooming in black bars. Waiting on Dolby Vision update promised by Sony. Tv is Heavy! 80#'s on wall.

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    Anonymous from Camillus, NY on 12/10/2017

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    I have been shopping for this particular TV for some time. I saw the Black Friday special and decided it was time to pull the trigger..price was fair. Setup was easy and painless and the picture quality is amazing. Also, I've watched a few 4K-UHD shows on Netflix and hard to believe the picture could get better but it did. Crutchfield made ordering on line easy and painless and the TV arrived as scheduled. This was my 1st Crutchfield purchase but will not be my last.. I highly recommend this TV and Crutchfield..



    Amazing picture

    James from St Paul, MN on 12/10/2017

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    Excellent picture, easy hook up and great Sony quality. Have had many XBR Sony TV's over the years. Many extra's that older sets did not have. Incredible 4K picture, just wish there were more 4K sources for entertainment. Love the wire management system. I no longer see any wires from the back of my TV and the covers help keep the back looking great.

    Pros: Great picture Easy to set up Many connection sites available

    Cons: Heavy - need two people to set up. Wish the interface was set up for Apple vs Google.

    A Top Rate TV

    Tony from Sharpsville, PA on 12/6/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My new TV arrived promptly. Setup was simple and painless. The picture quality is excellent even with HD content. I watched Spiderman Homecoming in 4k (UHD) and the picture was phenomenal There were no muddy blacks (movies) and no motion blur during football. Support is excellent. The help manual isn't that great, so I had to call support regarding a problem I was having with the remote. It had worked fine the day before and I didn't want to rerun the initial setup and customize apps/settings all over again. Within 10 minutes they had me working again. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Easy setup Detected my DirectTV Genie with no issues

    Cons: It will take a while to learn all the remote control features. The help manuals aren't much help.

    Amazing picture and easy to set up

    Michael from Lewisberry, PA on 12/5/2017

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    So far very pleased with the performance of the TV. This is replacing a high-end Panasonic Plasma TV purchased about 8 years ago. The richness of color versus the replaced TV (moved to an adjoining room for easy comparison) is dramatic. Brightness levels are also better. Haven't noticed much of a difference in black levels which the Panasonic handled very well. We have watched multiple sport events (mostly football) since setting up and have not noticed any motion blur. Have watch content distributed on Xfinity's X1 platform, both IP based (e.g. Netflix) and digital HD channels. X1 box is connected to Yamaha receiver via HDMI and then receiver to TV via HDMI. Picture is excellent. Connected via WiFi to Xfinity Blast! service via XB3 Gateway. OTT content directly through TV (e.g. You Tube, Netflix, WatchESPN) all displayed very well. Added a couple OTT apps easily through google play. Was able to "cast" BigTen ToGo volleyball match originally being watched on iPad to TV seamlessly. Knew I was going to be able to cast Android phone based content to TV but was very pleasantly surprised to be able to cast the iPad. Not sure how the iPad knew about the Sony in the house. Must have autodetected it on same WiFi network but it was super simple. Only negative marks I would give are on packaging/design. There are no handholds on the TV and removing it from the packaging base was a bit difficult. On a positive note, I did like the taping of the instructions to the top lid of the box

    Pros: Color Brightness Integration with other technology WiFi Apps available Cord management

    Cons: No hand-holds for easy unpacking, attaching of stand, or placement

    Finally... the Sony XBR-65X930E

    Paul from Saint Peters, MO on 12/4/2017

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    I have been looking at this Sony for quite some time & the Black Friday price was too good to pass up. I have only had this Sony for a few days. The picture & sound are awesome. The ordering on line was simple and delivery right on time as promised. This is my third purchase through Crutchfield (certainly not my last) and I have been quite pleased with each experience. I am looking forward to experiencing 4K sources soon. I highly recommend this product and Crutchfield.



    A Significant Improvement

    Ray from Wilmington, NC on 12/2/2017

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    Outstanding color, clarity and brightness. Comparing picture and price, Sony was the best choice for me.



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    David from Barberton, OH on 11/22/2017

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    Fantastic television



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    Ted from Palm Bch Gdns, FL on 11/14/2017

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    Great pic love it

    Pros: A++

    Cons: None apparent

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    Anonymous from Irvine, CA on 11/2/2017

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    The best TV I have ever bought, excellent quality and great color. Easy installation. Worth of the money paid. Crutchfield offers great customer service too!



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    NY Paul from Delmar, NY on 9/19/2017

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    As a photographer, color matters to me. This is the best tv I've ever owned, bright, bold color with HD content but with 4K HDR content (built-in Amazon streaming or UHD Blu-ray) WOW. I haven't experienced Dolby Vision content yet but the other content is so much better than anything I've seen before I almost wonder is it needed. Even SD content doesn't look half bad thanks to this TV's top end Sony processor - the cheapest TV with the top end processor.

    Pros: - Truly amazing with 4K content - Better than expected sound

    Cons: - Expensive, yet worth it

    Glad I bought this over the Samsung.

    Bill from Myrtle Beach, SC on 7/1/2017

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    Awesome TV. The 4k movies are just great. Setup was very easy. I watch a lot of sports so I have the TV in sports mode. There is other ones and you can very easily change it for the lighting you have in the room. I run a firestick so I get to see a lot of 4K content. I also have a Sony 4k receiver.

    Pros: HDR, Blacks, Setup

    Cons: None so far.

    Great picture excellent value

    Eddie from Syracuse, indiana on 6/2/2017

    Coming from the 65js9500 Samsung all I can say is the Sony is better. Love the colors and brightness, and Crutchfield was helpful. Will definitely buy from them again. The black on the tv was impressive for being edge light.

    Pros: Blacks, color, brightness, hdr, motion

    Cons: None

    You can't go wrong when you buy quality

    Steve from Bridgeton, NJ on 5/23/2017

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    This is my third Sony TV, so you might guess I am a tad prejudiced toward Sony products, and I am. I have looked at LG and Samsung and found them to be fine products. Any TV is only as good as the source of its input, and viewing Sony, Samsung, and LG side by side with the same signal source, the difference in picture quality was not enough to sway me from sticking with Sony. Plus all my peripherals are Sony products. It is a fine TV that lives up to it reviews. TV technology like computer technology is constantly getting better. I would buy the latest and best I can afford, and I know I will get many years of fine service from a good product.

    Pros: It is a quality product that lives up to its reputation.

    Cons: In a few years I am probably going to covet the latest technological iterations in TV receivers.

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    Tom from Dallas, TX on 4/23/2017

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    I've always been a big Sony fan. This one is the best I've ever owned. Love it!!!

    Pros: Picture, and internet access. Very easy hook up and set up.

    Cons: Non

    A New Benchmark

    James from Boise, ID on 3/31/2017

    I have got to say, I have not purchased this TV yet. I still own a 50" Pioneer Kuro Elite PRO 110 1080P Plasma and it is still an amazing TV, No complaints. Have been shopping the last few years for something larger though. Have spent hours at friends homes and I go to Best Buy weekly and spend an hour or two comparing different TV Tech and brands including LG OLED, Every model by Sony, LG & Samsung and although the OLED sets are impressive, I can honestly say that the new Sony XBR930E has a picture that eats the OLED for lunch. Compared side by side I would take the new Sony any day of the week hands down! The picture is noticeably more vibrant and brighter and the blacks are amazing. Sony really has a winner here & this is most definitely the set that I will be replacing my Kuro Plasma with. Bravo Sony. Just wish the Awesome side speakers from last years X940C were available as an add on option to purchase.

    Pros: Stellar picture quality, no blooming, vibrant, bright, Amazing color. Honestly never thought that I would buy an LED TV.

    Cons: A little pricey, but I paid $5,000 for my 50" Pioneer Kuro Plasma 8 years ago. So for the picture quality & the technology its worth it.


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    Video Features

    4K HDR: For the ultimate in picture quality, this TV pairs the brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). Combined with 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, color and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats. The result is the most lifelike picture TVs have ever been able to create, with brilliant highlights and fine detail.

    • 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.
    • HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail. The Sony TV supports three HDR formats - including HDR10 which is the most widely used format and is installed from the factory, HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) which is designed for over-the-air broadcast and requires a firmware update that is currently available, and Dolby Vision which is a dynamic HDR format that requires a firmware update that is currently available.
      • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
      • HLG: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
      • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses not metadata, Dolby Vision adjusts brightness, color, and contrast automatically for each scene. Dynamic metadata carries information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you see more of what the content creator intended.

    Note: Dolby Vision compatibility is currently only available through the TV's network streaming apps (such as Netflix, Amazon, etc.). An additional firmware update (no ETA) is required for Dolby Vision compatibility through the TV's HDMI inputs.

    4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler: Sony's 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, DVD and Blu-ray movies, even video-on-demand content, and smartphone videos to Ultra-HD quality. This unique 4K X-Reality PRO picture processing technology upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Advanced noise reduction techniques and a special pattern database ensure every scene is full of lifelike detail. One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise; the other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity; while another database improves color, brightness, and contrast. These three powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from Sony's experience creating content for TV and movies over the years.

    • Upscaling Database: Unique to Sony, 4K X-Reality PRO picture processing upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Pixels across multiple frames are analyzed and images sharpened and refined in real time. You will immediately see the detail appear in faces and skin tones.
    • Pattern Database: With 4K X-Reality PRO, patterns in images are compared with patterns stored in a unique database to find the best hue, saturation, and brightness for each pixel. Sony uses the knowledge gained from developing and filming blockbuster movies and TV shows to deliver supremely lifelike detail in everything you watch.
    • Noise Reduction Database: Compressed noise is identified by the database, which includes "before and after" data on what a picture should look like and removes the compressed picture noise. A variety of noise reduction techniques are then used by 4K X-Reality PRO to sharpen and refine images. You'll immediately see how scenes become clearer, smoother, and more natural.

    4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme: The 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme with Object-based HDR remaster and Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR technology gives pure colors at higher brightness levels for truly natural pictures. Made to enhance the latest generation of 4K HDR pictures, the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme brings reality to every scene. With 40% more real-time image processing than our renowned 4K Processor X1, it delivers unprecedented picture quality for everything you watch, upscaling content from any source nearer to 4K.

    • Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR: Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR creates a smoother, more natural picture by minimizing its color banding. With 14-bit powerful signal processing, it breaks up the solid bands of color of an 8-bit or 10-bit source, up-converting to 14-bit equivalent gradation, with 64x more color levels. It delivers graceful reproduction of faces, sunsets, and other areas of subtle color.
    • Object-Based HDR Remaster: By analyzing the objects in each scene individually, Object-based HDR remaster optimizes and enhances color and contrast. It brings everything you watch closer to the quality of HDR. Dark elements get darker, bright elements brighter, and everything in between is more accurately lit, for realism in every scene never-before-possible on our TVs. You'll see contours on mountains, hidden textures on flowers, depth in clouds, and wildlife has the contrast and color of nature, for a more natural and realistic picture on screen.

    Slim Backlight Drive+: Sony's innovative Slim Backlight Drive+ with double-edge LED panel directs light where it's needed, boosting dimming precision for higher peak brightness, contrast, and realism. It delivers astounding image quality from an incredibly slim design. The Slim Backlight Drive+ has two layers of light guide plates, allowing precise local dimming control to improve overall contrast. As a result, you get intense bright whites, deep rich blacks, plus vibrant color and detail.

    X-tended Dynamic Range PRO 10x: With extraordinary precision in backlight control, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO makes darker areas darker and brighter scenes brighter, revitalizing every scene with the widest range of brightness possible. This unique backlighting algorithm faithfully reproduces a far wider brightness range than a conventional LED-LCD TV with brighter peaks and deeper, more revealing shadow detail and blacks. By precisely balancing the light output across the screen, dimming some areas and boosting others, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO reveals a brightness range 10x greater than a conventional LED-LCD TV. When combined with a 4K HDR signal, you'll experience even greater brilliance in every scene as it increases the quality of HDR with more vibrant colors

    TRILUMINOS Display: Unique to Sony, a TRILUMINOS Display with its specially developed backlight selectively maps colors across a wider gamut, ensuring subtle colors do not become oversaturated and unnatural. You'll enjoy vivid, authentic images that evoke the emotion in every scene. The more pencils you have to draw an image, the more vibrant and lifelike it becomes. TRILUMINOS Display works in the same way, using a wider color spectrum than a conventional LED-LCD display. A TRILUMINOS Display excels at reproducing reds, greens, and blues; colors that are notoriously difficult for TVs to display accurately. It also displays skin tones beautifully, thanks to its extensive color palette and precise gradation.

    MotionFlow XR 960 Technology: Enjoy smooth and sharp details even in fast-moving sequences with Motionflow XR 960. Sony's MotionFlow XR 960 technology feature a precise backlight control that is synchronized with the liquid crystal movement from frame-to-frame creating clearer, sharper moving images. MotionFlow XR 960 combines 120 frames-per-second with the TV's advanced LED backlight system to simulate a 960 Hz effect. This innovative technology creates and inserts extra frames between the original ones and then compares key visual factors on successive frames, then calculates the split second of missing action in the sequences. 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.

    Video Inputs: The Sony Ultra-HD TV is equipped with HDMI 2.0a, Component, and Composite video inputs. A back cover has to be removed to access these video inputs.

    • HDMI 2.0a: The Ultra-HD TV is fitted with four HDMI 2.0a inputs to connect your Ultra-HD/HDR and HD sources; such as Ultra Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Satellite/Cable and Playstation. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI inputs will accept 4K, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. HDMI inputs 2 & 3 will do 4K (60Hz), while HDMI inputs 1 & 4 will only support 4K (30/24Hz)
      • 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 Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
      • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: All four HDMI inputs will support up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full color data rendering of 4K video (30/60fps). 4:2:2 (30/60fps) and 4:2:0 (60fps) are also supported by all HDMI inputs. With 4:4:4 color, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
    • Component/Composite: There is one combination analog video input that can be used as a component or composite video input; it shares a single stereo RCA audio input. As a component video input, it will accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. As a composite video input, it will support 480i video signals only. There is also a 3.5mm AV input for connection of an analog audio/video component.
    Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Clear 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.

    Picture Adjustments: The TV offers a variety of screen, picture, and video adjustments to maximize image quality.

    • 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).
      • Motion: Activate Sony's Motionflow technology to reduce motion blur and judder. CineMotion provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content, like Blu-ray & DVD.

    Light Sensor & Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): 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.

    Live Color Technology: Powered by an image processor using an algorithm specially developed by Sony, Live Color is able to reproduce incredibly vivid colors on screen. With four user-adjustable settings available (High/Medium/Low/Off), you can choose just how vivid you want your images to be. Whether it's a brilliant blue sky or a bright red rose, everything stands out so much more with Live Color.

    Dynamic Contrast Enhancer: The Dynamic Contrast Enhancer optimizes the range of brightness frame-by-frame according to what's happening on screen to reproduce deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more video color.

    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.

    PIP (Picture-in-Picture): Through an over-the-network firmware update, the TV will support PIP (Picture-in-Picture). This feature lets you watch the TV's over-the-air tuner in a small window on-screen, while viewing an Android TV app (like Netflix or Amazon).

    Audio Features

    Front-Firing 3-Way Speaker System: The Sony TV features a front-firing 3-way speaker system for clearer audio, so you feel more of the moment with dynamic, immersive sound. This front-facing speaker system projects voices and dialog with more clarity than conventional downward-firing speakers.

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel within the television's HDMI 3 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, USB ports, and Android TV apps can pass as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS, or 2ch PCM.
    • Analog connected & DLNA compliant devices will be output audio at 2ch PCM only.

    Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an AV receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 3 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, as well as Bluetooth headphone pairing (firmware update required).

    • 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 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.
    • Bluetooth Headphone Pairing (Requires Firmware Update): Through an over-the-network firmware update, the TV will be able to support Bluetooth headphone pairing - allowing you to stream audio from the television's built-in and connected sources to a Bluetooth-enabled set of headphones (only one set of headphones can be paired - not compatible with Bluetooth speakers). Bluetooth headphone volume level can be controlled from both the TV's remote and headphones.The TV's built-in speakers and audio outputs will be deactivated when streaming audio via Bluetooth.

    S-Force Front Surround: S-Force Front Surround mimics the way the brain correlates sound sources to create proper volume, time lag, and sound wave spectrum; using only left and right speaker channels. By naturally emulating three-dimensional sound fields, you'll enjoy rich, high-fidelity audio across a wider listening area.

    ClearAudio+: ClearAudio+ fine-tunes TV sound for an immersive experience that seems to surround you. Hear music, dialog, and surround effects with greater clarity and separation, whatever you're watching.

    Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): Low-resolution Internet video and other heavily compressed audio files don't always sound so great. A large amount of information gets thrown away when digital audio is compressed. With Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology, lost frequency components (especially high frequencies) are restored for natural sound with a more spacious feel.

    Clear Phase: Sony uses a powerful computer model to analyze and compensate for inaccuracies in speaker response. It does this by "sampling" the speaker frequency with higher precision. This information is fed back to cancel out any peaks or dips in the speaker's natural response; resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies.

    EQ: The TV offers four EQ 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.

    Voice Zoom & Night Mode: The Voice Zoom feature makes voices clearer by lowering background sound. Night mode provides a clear sound at a low volume levels.

    Volume Offset & Auto Volume: Volume Offset adjusts the volume level of the current input relative to other inputs. The Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the volume level constant across all programs and advertisements.

    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.

    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 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 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 Marshmallow (6.0.1) 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. Popular apps include -

    Note: 4K & 4K HDR 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 ChromeCast Built-in for playback on the big screen. You can also "mirror" your compatible mobile device using Miracast.

    • Chromecast Built-in: Chromecast Built-in lets you cast your favorite entertainment apps and video content from your Android (OS 4.4.2+) or Apple iOS (8.0+) device to the Sony Ultra-HD TV. Now you can cast your favorites movies or TV shows (on Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, HBO Now, PlayStation Vue and more); your favorite music and radio stations (on Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, YouTube Music, and more); Sports highlights (on ESPN, NBC, CBS, and more); plus photos & videos (on YouTube, Google Photos, and more) from your compatible Android or Apple iOS device to the Sony TV. For a list of all compatible Chromecast Built-in 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.

    Smart Home Automation: Beyond streaming content, Sony's Android TV platform allows Home Automation control directly from the TV, via the Logitech Harmony Hub (596HMNYHUB, sold separately). IoT (internet of things) devices such as lights, thermostats, Blu-ray players, security cameras, and other home entertainment devices can be controlled and automated via the TV's remote and on-screen menus. Compatible with Nest and Phillips Hue (sold separately).

    Note: Requires all compatible devices be connected to the same WiFi wireless network.

    Opera Web Browser: You can download and install the Opera Web Browser to access select web content through the Sony TV. The built-in web browser also allows you to enter URLs and do basic keyword searches, so you can browse select websites (text-based only). The Opera Web Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use the Android TV apps. Some web-pages may not be supported and too large for download.

    Note: The browsing experience may not be the same as it is on your computer. The web browser is not compatible with Flash video and Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.

    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.

    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 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 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 7/8/10 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 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 or NTFS. 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 Button & Content Bar: You can use the remote's Discover button to search for content across platforms (TV Antenna, Android TV, Apps, etc.). Content is then displayed along the unobtrusive "Content Bar" at the bottom of the TV screen which quickly lets you find the movie, TV show, or video you're looking for. Call up the Content Bar and you can keep watching, while you scan through live TV, on demand, downloaded TV shows, and much more. You can even customize the Content Bar to show you the content you go to most often first.
    • 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 included remote control or 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: By pressing the "Action Menu" button on the remote, a menu appears and provides quick access to the functions that are available for the currently displayed screen, such as picture adjustment, sound adjustment, volume adjustment for the connected device (such as headphones), and display/audio change. The items in the menu differ depending on the selected 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: This Sony television is RVU-compatible 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.

    Note: Whether you are a new or existing DIRECTV customer, you will need to contact DIRECTV to complete the RVU setup.

    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 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 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

    Remote w/ Built-in Mic (IR blaster included): The remote offers soft push-button control and features a built-in mic for voice recognition. The built-in microphone provides voice control of select Android TV functions. The remote even has dedicated Google Play & Netflix buttons, so you can access your Netflix movies and TV shows quicker. The included IR Blaster allows you to operate a set-top box or AV Receiver that is connected to the television, with the Sony TV's remote control.

    Note: The remote's microphone and voice control function operate via Bluetooth, while all other remote functions are done through IR.

    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 Video & 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.
    • Video & TV SideView Remote: With the free Sony Video & TV SideView App (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.2+), you can control the Sony TV and browse its content from your compatible smartphone or tablet device. The Video & TV SideView App will allow your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony 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.

    Digital Voice Assistant Control (Firmware Updates Required): The Sony UHD TV will support voice control of select functions through the Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa (requires a firmware update).

    • Google Assistant: Through an over-the-network firmware update, the TV will support the Google Assistant through its Android operating system and the included IR remote's built-in microphone. Simply trigger the Google Assistant by pressing the mic button on the remote and then speak into the microphone after hearing an audible prompt. You can ask the Google Assistant to turn volume up/down, change channels and inputs, search content on select built-in Android TV apps, and control basic playback functions. In addition to TV voice commands, you can use the Google Assistant to control connected smart home devices and other Google Home enabled devices. The Google Assistant can also be used to find answers for many of your daily questions through Google's advanced search engine. The TV also supports voice control through the Google Home Wireless Speaker (8064658762, sold separately) and other Google Assistant enabled devices (sold separately).
    • Amazon Alexa: Through an over-the-network firmware update, Alexa-enabled devices (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show) will be able to control key functions of the Sony TV. With this new feature you can simply use your voice to turn the Sony TV on or off, change channels, change inputs, control volume, and control playback functions of select streaming content. Click here for setup instructions.

    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.

    PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller (sold separately): If you have a Sony PlayStation 4, your DualShock 4 controller can become the TV's remote by downloading the BRAVIA TV Player app on your PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Store. You'll also be able to control your PlayStation 4's on-screen user interface with the TV's remote.

    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 a compatible keyboard. Not all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.

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

    Mounting Options

    Pedestal Feet: The Sony TV comes with two pedestal feet and a cover that snaps across the front of the two feet. The TV is shipped with the pedestal feet and cover unattached. The television weighs 93.4 lbs with the feet and cover. 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 and comes with four spacers that are spaced 400mm (h) x 300mm (v) apart. The threaded inserts and spacers will accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 84.2 lbs without the stand.

    Note: The television can also be wall-mounted using Sony's proprietary SU-WL830 bracket (158SUWL830, sold separately). The bracket mounts the TV only 0.8125" from the wall and allows the TV to swivel left or right 15°

    Cable Management: All of your cables can be neatly arranged across the back of the TV and channeled into the feet for a clean, professional looking installation. The back of the TV and the included pedestal feet feature snap-on covers to hide cabling even more.

    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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    High rating [ Daniel  Mar 07, 2018 ]
    This is best to fit my needs and budget. Thanks! Binh [ Binh  Feb 14, 2018 ]
    This is Sony's high-end hybrid led television that has their best processor also with the ability to be updated with dolby vision. One of the brightest sets of 2017 that is suppose to really show off with HDR! I also love Crutchfield associates. They have been great to answer the numerous questions I had and they had a great price with great support. I can't say enough concerning their folks! [ Kenneth  Feb 04, 2018 ]
    It's a Sony XBR-the best TV's you can buy. [ P  Jan 31, 2018 ]
    Sony is back! Top TV line ups [ Jorge  Jan 29, 2018 ]
    Highly rated by Crutchfield customers & online reviews. I also considered LG OLED C7 but decided to go with slightly less expensive Sony TV due to my personal preferences for live sports and brighter picture. Alexa compatibility of the Sony was also a factor. [ JON  Jan 23, 2018 ]
    Good features and quality review and good price at Crutchfield. [ Yu-Cheung  Jan 16, 2018 ]
    Outstanding customer reviews of this 4K TV. I'm replacing a Samsung 4K TV that has a defective panel and is being bought back by my extended warranty company. [ Christopher  Jan 14, 2018 ]
    My friend has the XBR-55X930E and of course I had to one-up him. I did see how amazing the TV is while watching 4K content through Netflix as well as some of the other 4K movies he had... The picture is amazing, the blacks are terrific, I was worried about spending this much on a TV but I think it will be worth it! [ MARTIN  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    Trusted Sony reputation. My current 1080p Sony is great. Wanted to upgrade and was a afraid to make the jump to OLED because of burn in issues. [ THOMAS  Dec 28, 2017 ]
    Features and design. [ John  Dec 24, 2017 ]
    More realistic colors and skin tones than the Samsung [ C  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    I chose this tv because has hdr and dolby vision and Its a Sony! [ JORGE  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    love sony, love crutchfield, priced right [ Michael  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    Sony's upgrade engine of inputs andcontrast levels [ Ray  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    Good reviews and great price. [ Carl  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    It was highly recommended by my advisor named Chuck. He gave very good reasons for this set over the Sony XBR 65X900E. I viewed both sets at a local retailer and all Chuck's comments were pretty much spot on. [ Carl  Dec 02, 2017 ]
    One of the very best non-OLED televisions available... $1000 off!!! What more can you say? I was looking at this television all year long. Boy, am I glad that I waited! Awesome deal! [ PHILLIP R  Dec 02, 2017 ]
    Replaces a Sony 27" Trinitron TV in bedroom [ E  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    Ratings of tv. Good time of year to find best prices for televisions. [ Johnny  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    Looking for a quality 4K TV. I have owned Sony for years, and continue to buy the same. [ S  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    This tv has the best performance for the money. [ Raymond  Nov 22, 2017 ]
    Great reviews [ Michael  Nov 21, 2017 ]
    Outstanding features and great reviews [ Paul  Nov 20, 2017 ]
    After research I felt like this was the best TV for my budget. [ GREG  Nov 20, 2017 ]
    Concerned with OLED burn-in. [ J  Nov 19, 2017 ]
    Been looking at this TV for a few weeks. With the additional $500 discount, it was finally time to buy. Great picture!! [ JAMES M  Nov 19, 2017 ]
    I wanted a tv that can get very bright as my living room gets a lot of sunlight [ UX  Oct 29, 2017 ]
    research [ Jesse  Oct 20, 2017 ]
    Upscaling to 4K [ DENNIS  Jul 08, 2017 ]
    Quality of picture and TV. [ David  Jul 07, 2017 ]
    amazing tv [ troy  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    Sony reputation for excellent upscaling and their X1 extreme processor. [ HUBERT  May 27, 2017 ]
    Picture quality [ E  May 08, 2017 ]

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    I don't know. What I can tell you is that I'm very happy with the Sony wall mount. It gives you access to the rear of the tv and it is very well made. [ Thomas  Dec 22, 2017 ]
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