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Sony XBR65X850F 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 2018 Model

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.7
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
111
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
25
Spam Test
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4K
RESOLUTION
Yes
HDMI
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 86 recent, verified reviews

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Picture Quality
 32
tv, sony, 4k, picture is great, picture and sound
+97%
-3%
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" ...  It was easy to set up by ourselves and it has a fantastic picture.  ...  "
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" ...  So far I'm 5 months into this TV and the picture is purely unbeatable.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is fantastic, who knew TV things could look so crisp?!  ...  "
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" ...  Good picture and sound for the TV itself .  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great and the things the Smart TV can do will blow your mind!  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: nice picture once you set each input port accordingly.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is so much better than the 82" DLP it replaced.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is wonderful - like you are night in the action. ... We had a 46" Bravia by Sony since 2008 that everyone commented how super the picture was and this one is just as good  ...  "
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Software Platform
 16
apps, google, android tv, app, android
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Hopefully they can fix it with a future firmware update because other than that it's really prefect.  ...  "
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" ...  The Android powered apps are great. ... My ROKU works great too.  ...  "
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" ...  Smart tv function leaves a lot to be desired so recommen a roku, amazon fire, or other app interface be added to purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Built-in chromecast makes it so much easier.  ...  "
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" ...  The software included is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The Roku box did everything I needed, and I still have to use it for programs from the Great Courses, which doesn’t have an app on this TV. ... I was very impressed that I could use my Android cell phone to set a lot of this up. ... Amazon gave me a link to my account and a short confirmation code, which worked fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It has Android TV which really transforms the experience. ... You could very easily go internet-based TV on this with the included apps and app store far more easily than in the past. ... It's a true Android quality experience, while my 2014 model was a good start-- rather Linux-ish and not the breadth of app support. ... You do have to sign in to your Google account if you want to use all the functionality, but you don't have to sign in if you don't want to use that functionality. ... I don't know yet how much of the Android TV can be managed by voice but I eventually hope to figure that out. ... It does do HDR with the Apple TV and Netflix is absolutely stunning.  ...  "
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" ...  If you use Google Home, then this TV integrates well with that, too.  ...  "
Resolution
 15
tv, content, hdr, apple tv, 1080p
+93%
-7%
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" ...  HD is awesome  ...  "
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" ...  My HD cable box was set to zoom in the settings and caused it to override the TV's normal aspect ratio -- took a quick YouTube search and a video to figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  85 inches in 4K is the ultimate home theater experience.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking to upgrade my 6.5 year old Sony 55" Bravia TV (KDL-55HX750) and wanted a larger screen with a 4K display. ... OLED TVs are too pricey at this stage, so I decided to stick with an LED display. ... I am satisfied with the 4K picture quality. ... I do see where other reviews describe the backlight and not so adequate black levels, but since it's an upgrade to my 1080p TV - those "brighter" black levels don't bother me at all. ... I enjoy the pristine, vibrant colors & details of a normal 4K movie.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy the crsip look of the 4k HDR and the 1080p upscaling.  ...  "
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" ...  4K content is how to truly make this TV shine.  ...  "
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" ...  As much as hdtv changed things, so does 4K.  ...  "
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" ...  This SONY 85” 4K UHD LED TV is “Awesome”  ...  "
Sound Quality
 11
tv, system, speakers, sonos, picture and sound
+73%
-27%
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" ...  I was even impressed with the overall sound quality, although we are going to pair this with our HomePods.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality if good for TV this size, and placement of speakers at bottom helps especially with TV wall mounted. ... I would recommend a sound bar or connect to a home theater system for best sound quality/experience.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the picture quality but I do not like the sound  ...  "
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" ...  I can’t say much about the sound because I have an optical audio system.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm currently running the sound thru my older 7.2 surround system of same brand -- sound is set for cinema and it is fabulous.  ...  "
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" ...  (Yes, the Sonos Playbase provides amazing sound quality with this TV!)  ...  "
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" ...  his tv has a great picture and wonderful sound.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 11
ps4, smart, problem, connected, google
+82%
-18%
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" ...  This is absolutely great TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Or it's because I haven't owned a new tv set in over 12 years!!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice TV but expensive for an LED TV  ...  "
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" ...  The TV satisfies my needs of my current media system & setup: 2 Apple TVs, 1 PS4, and 1 TiVo.  ...  "
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" ...  Connected with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  WITHIN MY BUDGET-MY TV AS WELL AS STREAMING  ...  "
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" ...  I was very impressed that I could use my Android cell phone to set a lot of this up. ... However, the two devices sat communicating with each other for an hour.  ...  "
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" ...  If you use Google Home, then this TV integrates well with that, too.  ...  "
Apps
 9
bloatware, android, tv, download, app
+56%
-44%
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" ...  The built-in apps are very convenient and has just about all apps needed for cord-cutters.  ...  "
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" ...  You could very easily go internet-based TV on this with the included apps and app store far more easily than in the past. ... It's a true Android quality experience, while my 2014 model was a good start-- rather Linux-ish and not the breadth of app support.  ...  "
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" ...  The Android powered apps are great.  ...  "
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" ...  I am transitioning from using physical media (e.g., Blu-Rays) into pure streaming media.  ...  "
Marketplace
 9
picture, sent, replacement, picture is great
+78%
-22%
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" ...  I mounted it in my basement and it has a great picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon service was flawless  ...  "
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" ...  I like going with amazon because thy are there for the consumer and a pleasure to work with. ... will buy again thank you.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway the picture is great and the price was right!  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon quickly sent a replacement and it arrived alive.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 9
tv, led, black, placed, one
+67%
-33%
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" ...  TV is beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using this TV in the family room and can read everything on the screen without glasses. ... I am so glad that I chose this size TV because it is an enhanced viewing experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Aside from the size of the screen I can’t tell a lot of difference-the pictures on both Sonys is superb.  ...  "
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" ...  OLED TVs are too pricey at this stage, so I decided to stick with an LED display. ... (Plus, I get a lot of daylight in the room, so I appreciate the brightness of the screen.)  ...  "
Color
 7
picture, blacks, vibrant colors, details, 4k
+100%
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" ...  I've not had to do much tweaking (very little to almost none) and it has perfect blacks with default settings.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a good picture but there is some light bleed in the blacks due to lack of local dimming.  ...  "
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" ...  The colors are typical of Sony's true colors.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture and colors are the best.  ...  "
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" ...  I found the default auto settings and light sensing brightness adaptation work really well for me and I ended up reverting back to auto/defaults.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy the pristine, vibrant colors & details of a normal 4K movie.  ...  "
Remote
 7
control, voice, tivo, channels, universal
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Ultimately may never need to learn it since I predominately use the cable remote and eventually will get a universal remote for all devices.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote and settings are Sony familiar, and usage is sony familiar. ... It fit in with my Logitech Harmony Universal RF blaster that controls everything, which is integrated with Alexa, so turning it on and off and changing channels is all automated and very little changing had to be done as my 60" from 2014 was in this spot previously.  ...  "
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" ...  There is also an IR remote "extender" that allows me to change channels using the Sony TV remote. ... Again, my current cable box is a TiVo and with this extender, I'm able to change channels using the remote. ... I haven't figured out how to activate the remote to "record" live tv without having to use the TiVo remote. ... Plus, I still need to use the TiVo remote to navigate to my recordings.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
first
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Warning, do not buy.  ...  "
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" ...  Waited a few weeks to see if anything would get better .  ...  "
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" ...  I'd only had it for about an hour and it failed completely within 15 minutes of watching it for the first time, so I insisted on returning it.  ...  "
Price
 5
worth, tv, money, buy
+100%
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" ...  Nice in a bright room for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  I highly suggest and recommend that you buy it well worth the money!  ...  "
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" ...  Oh and the price: unbelievable!!  ...  "
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" ...  It was worth the price.  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
movies, netflix, movie, like, issues
+60%
-40%
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" ...  It’s a game changer to Movie nights!  ...  "
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" ...  Movies and video games  ...  "
Setup
 4
initial, wall, tv, set, process
+100%
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" ...  Setup was also easy, though more involved than before.  ...  "
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" ...  Dish services Aaron&Kenny did great job mounting and installation.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I'm happy with my purchase based on my current needs and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture, easy setup, and looks great mounted on the wall.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
picture is great
+100%
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" ...  I mounted it in my basement and it has a great picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway the picture is great and the price was right!  ...  "
Delivery
 4
+100%
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" ...  After much research, delivered exactly as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery can be better but overall easy process great products  ...  "
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" ...  Plus delivery was literally 2 days and at the early side of the delivery window.  ...  "
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" ...  The shipping was really fast .  ...  "
Ports
 3
hdmi, tv, picture, inputs, connect
+100%
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" ...  the TV also switches HDMI inputs with no problem or indication from us when that machine is turned on (if we turn on our Nintendo Switch it automatically changes to the appropriate input) it’s a small thing but it’s nifty.  ...  "
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" ...  This comes with 1 HDMI cable so if you need more to connect a play system, karaoke, and/or DVD, please buy more.  ...  "
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" ...  Used optical port connection to eliminate any interference.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  2 
USB:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K 
4K
RESOLUTION
Yes
HDMI
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB