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Sony MASTER Series XBR-65Z9F

65" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2018 model)


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Our take on the Sony MASTER Series XBR-65Z9F

When Sony introduced their flagship "Z9D" series a couple years ago, those models produced the best picture I'd ever seen on an LED-LCD TV. Building on that strong foundation, and adding technologies based on their movie production expertise, Sony has created the remarkable MASTER Series XBR-65Z9F.

Sony XBR-65Z9F

Sony's MASTER Series TVs put you in the director's chair

When Sony introduced their flagship "Z9D" series a couple years ago, those models produced the best picture I'd ever seen on an LED-LCD TV. Building on that strong foundation, and adding technologies based on their movie production expertise, Sony has created the remarkable MASTER Series XBR-65Z9F.

The stunning picture quality of MASTER Series TVs was modeled on that of Sony's $30,000 pro monitors, which are used in many Hollywood post-production suites. Thanks to improvements to the LCD panel, and a powerful new video processor, the XBR-65Z9F lets you enjoy that same super-accurate, lifelike picture in your living room.

Precise picture contrast, with much wider viewing angles

A key to the XBR-65Z9F's exceptional contrast is Sony's Backlight Master Drive™ LED backlighting system. A few other top-of-the-line LED TVs use FALD (Full-Array Local Dimming) backlight to control their LEDs in small groups or zones. Instead, the '65Z9F can independently control each individual LED in the panel's ultra-dense backlight structure. This offers deep, accurate black levels and incredible contrast, especially noticeable on HDR-enhanced content.

With the Z9F series, Sony seems to have finally solved LCD's viewing angle limitations. Their new X-Wide Angle optical panel technology maintains excellent contrast, brightness, and color saturation even for viewers seated well to either side of the screen.

The industry's best video processing just got even better

For these new MASTER Series TVs, Sony developed their most powerful video processor yet — the Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate. It's able to identify, analyze and optimize hundreds of objects in any video frame, rather than applying generic enhancement to the entire frame. So it can make precise adjustments to the color, contrast and sharpness of individual elements, creating a much more natural looking picture. And the processor's Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR function ensures that sunsets and other colorful scenes display smooth gradations, without color banding.

Two ways to calibrate your picture for even greater accuracy

I love watching Netflix's 4K content on my 4K/HDR TV, and I can't wait to check out the Netflix Calibrated Mode on Sony's MASTER Series TVs. This mode works with the set's built-in Netflix app, and allows viewers to enjoy the same picture quality at home that Netflix's producers see on their evaluation monitors.

Also, MASTER Series TVs are compatible with CalMAN® auto-calibration software, a standard tool for post-production and quality control in the movie/TV industry. It provides deep-level calibration with the ability to fine-tune adjustments not available with conventional picture settings. You'll achieve professional-grade color accuracy that's true to the original TV signal — without having to pay a pro to do it. See requirements in Product Highlights section below.

You can tell this TV what you want

The XBR-65Z9F'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. Use the Chromecast Built-in feature to stream movies, pictures, and TV shows from your iOS or Android-based phone, or from a laptop.

The included remote control lets you activate the built-in Google Assistant simply by pressing the mic button and speaking into the microphone. Use it to adjust the volume, change channels or inputs, and control other basic TV functions. Search for a particular movie or actor just by saying the name. Google Assistant can also answer everyday questions and control connected smart home devices. The XBR-65Z9F is also compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control assistants.

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)
    • X-Motion Clarity™ blur/judder reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR 10, Dolby Vision®, and HLG) extends picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or streamed from the TV's built-in apps
    • full-array direct-lit LED backlight with Backlight Master Drive™ — controls the panel's LEDs individually for ultra-precise picture contrast and deep black levels
    • Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate includes powerful real-time image processing for ultra-detailed pictures
      • Object-based Super Resolution identifies up to hundreds of on-screen objects and enhances their resolution individually for exceptional picture accuracy and detail
      • Object-based HDR remaster improves color and contrast for SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content
    • 4K X-Reality™ PRO upscales images to near-4K clarity while working at the pixel level to clean the picture and reduce noise
    • X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™ technology delivers superb brightness levels
    • X-Wide Angle technology maintains accurate color and contrast when viewing from the sides
    • TRILUMINOS™ Display technology for a wider color range
    • Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR employs 14-bit processing to minimize color banding and create smooth transitions between shades of a color
    • 10-bit panel can display over one billion colors
    • CalMAN® autocalibration capability (requires Windows PC to run CalMAN software, SpectraCal C6 colorimeter or equivalent, and a video pattern generator)
    Video Source Compatibility:
    • watch streamed 4K video sources like Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
    • 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
    • supports voice control of compatible apps:
    • 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
      • Netflix Calibrated Mode mimics the settings on Netflix's mastering monitors to ensure an accurate picture
    • 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
    • 1 composite video (3.5mm A/V minijack — adapter cable required)
    • RF input for antenna/cable signals
    • optical digital audio output (can pass Dolby® Digital/DTS multichannel or 2-channel audio from connected sources)
    • Ethernet port for a fast, reliable wired network connection
    • 3 USB inputs for connecting a thumb drive or other device
    • built-in down-firing speakers (10 watts x 2)
    • Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
      • you can set up the TV to output sound from Bluetooth, the built-in speakers, and the headphone output at the same time
    General Features:
    • Voice Remote with built-in microphone included
    • detachable dual-footer stand ("footprint" is 47"W x 12-3/8"D)
    • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
    • 57-1/4"W x 33"H x 2-11/16"D (35-11/16"H x 12-3/8"D on stand)
    • weight: 65 lbs. with stand; 62.2 lbs. without stand
    • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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