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

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.9
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
132
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
30
Spam Test
PASS
4K
RESOLUTION
Yes
HDMI
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 102 recent, verified reviews

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Picture Quality
 37
tv, sony, 4k, quality, picture is great
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Good picture and sound for the TV itself .  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is truly dazzling.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been a longtime Sony TV owner and decided to stick with the brand for reliability and good picture quality. ... I am satisfied with the 4K picture quality.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my third Sony in a bit more than a decade, and with all I’ve been 100% satisfied with the natural picture quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgraded from a Sony Bravia that was well over10 yes old and this one seems very well built and the picture quality is great, I don’t have a true 4K player, I have a PS4 slim but the games like destiny and red dead look beautiful, I highly recommend this as you get more tv with comparable picture quality as the 900 series, I understand the new hdr is “better” but I don’t have 4K blu rays or a player so this was more than good for price and the size plus payment options!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is so much better than the 82" DLP it replaced.  ...  "
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" ...  Gorgeous picture quality and color.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is a great difference to my old 40in Sony!  ...  "
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Software Platform
 20
apps, android, google, android tv, app
+75%
-25%
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" ...  The Android powered apps are great. ... My ROKU works great too.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV satisfies my needs of my current media system & setup: 2 Apple TVs, 1 PS4, and 1 TiVo. ... I am transitioning from using physical media (e.g., Blu-Rays) into pure streaming media. ... I paired a Google Home Mini with the Sony TV and now have a pretty cool setup where I can ask Google to play YouTube videos, play music on the TV, display weather . ... in fact, I'll be in the kitchen with the TV off, and I'll ask Google to open YouTube, it turns on the Sony TV, opens YouTube and starts playing my recommended videos! ... I like how the Sony remote has a "Google" button that allows the voice commands for the Android TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Tv seems great great size sony is neat with google home integrated.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I love that it comes preloaded with Netflix.  ...  "
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" ...  Android OS works great  ...  "
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" ...  If you use Google Home, then this TV integrates well with that, 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.  ...  "
Resolution
 16
tv, content, hdr, apple tv, 1080p
+94%
-6%
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" ...  This 4K TV is a part of my 1080i world , except for my Apple TV which is 4K, and it works just fine displaying my 1080i content without looking bad. ... It does do HDR with the Apple TV and Netflix is absolutely stunning.  ...  "
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" ...  85 inches in 4K is the ultimate home theater experience.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to cut back on some graphics options at 4k so my card can keep smooth frame rates in some games so it's annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  This SONY 85” 4K UHD LED TV is “Awesome”  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is so much clearer and love the 4K  ...  "
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" ...  As much as hdtv changed things, so does 4K.  ...  "
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" ...  HD is awesome  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the tv and impressed with the quality and considering I had a 49 inch 4k oled lg I think this is a step up and it compliments my ps4 pro well and on ultra settings with my pc games look great .  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 14
ps4, smart, problem, connected, set
+86%
-14%
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" ...  A very good looking tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Really like the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  WITHIN MY BUDGET-MY TV AS WELL AS STREAMING  ...  "
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" ...  Nice TV but expensive for an LED TV  ...  "
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" ...  Connected with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Tv seems great great size sony is neat with google home integrated.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it with our PS4 and they sync with no problem  ...  "
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" ...  This is absolutely great TV.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 13
tv, system, bar, speakers, sonos
+77%
-23%
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" ...  I can’t say much about the sound because I have an optical audio system.  ...  "
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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 already had a simple all-in-one Yamaha sound bar which integrated easily. ... The built in sound is okay but I think most users will be happier with even a fairly basic upgrade like I did.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the picture quality but I do not like the sound  ...  "
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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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" ...  I love this tv, but I recommend you go for the sound system just to raise the bar a little more, why not right.  ...  "
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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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" ...  his tv has a great picture and wonderful sound.  ...  "
Apps
 11
android, bloatware, tv, download, app
+64%
-36%
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" ...  The Android system is intuitive enough and all the main logins for streaming services was a snap.  ...  "
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" ...  Android OS works great  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 11
tv, led, black, placed, one
+64%
-36%
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" ...  No screen glare problem like I’ve experienced with some Sony TVs in the past.  ...  "
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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.)  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Color
 8
colors, blacks, vibrant colors, quality, details
+100%
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" ...  Gorgeous picture quality and color.  ...  "
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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
 8
control, voice, tivo, channels, universal
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Great picture, the remote is a bit too busy.  ...  "
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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
 6
first
+50%
-50%
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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  ...  "
Delivery
 5
product
+80%
-20%
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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 .  ...  "
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!  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
easy
+100%
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" ...  Easy to set up and start watching.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  the ease of operation  ...  "
Device Stand
 3
tv, stand, side, mounting
+67%
-33%
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" ...  If you’re wall mounting, particularly high up on the wall, trying to hoist 85 pounds grasp with your fingertips straight up over your head is probably not gonna happen unless you’re a star player for the LA Lakers. ... But once that sucker is up on the wall it’s worth it, I had a friend come over and help mount in master bedroom and now this TV thunders over the bed like an Apollo rocket taking off.  ...  "
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" ...  Measure your existing TV stand as I underestimated the width of our stand.  ...  "
Ports
 3
hdmi, unit, tv, terminals, picture
+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