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Pros: beautiful picture and features!
Item # 15865X930E | MFR # XBR65X930E
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: beautiful picture and features!
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!
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
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!
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.
I am so happy with the sony tv great picture so true to life so
Pros: GREAT service TV amazing picture awesome
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful picture this TV is what I've been waiting for, I love it.
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.
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.
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).
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
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
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
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!
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
Great television with outstanding picture and sound. Factory adjustments were perfect. Well worth the price!
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.
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!
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.
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..
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.
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.
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
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.
Outstanding color, clarity and brightness. Comparing picture and price, Sony was the best choice for me.
Great pic love it
Cons: None apparent
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type (for LCD TVs)||LED (edge-lit w/ local dim)|
|Quantum Dot Color (for LCD TVs)||No|
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10, HLG (FW), Dolby Vision|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon,HBO|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||Yes|
|Picture In Picture||Firmware Update|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||6|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
1 Rear |
|Analog Audio Output||
3.5mm Rear |
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||215 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$26|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||36|
|Height without Stand (inches)||33|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||11-5/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||1-5/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||19-3/4|
|Weight with Stand||93.4 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||84.2 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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).
Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control. With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations for the listed device.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.
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.
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 ]
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 ]
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). PIP is located by pressing the "Action Menu" button. [ Ray E. Nov 12, 2017 ]