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Sony XBR65X900F 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 2018 Model

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
8.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
139
Old Reviews
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4K
RESOLUTION
65 meters
SIZE
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HDMI

Review Summary - 97 recent, verified reviews

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Picture Quality
 41
4k, tv, sharp, quality, love this tv
+100%
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" ...  The x900e is to the left in the comparison picture(the one with two tvs)the X900f is to the right.  ...  "
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" ...  GENERAL REVIEW OF PICTURE/ETC: Looks OK.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the picture. ... This Sony lets you view it from the side and the picture is just as sharp as if you sat right in front of it.  ...  "
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" ...  After changing the picture settings (detailed recommended settings for this model from professional tech writers are easy to find via an internet search) I finally began to appreciate what this television could do. ... I have a 4K Blu-ray player and some 4K Blu-rays and the picture and sound are the best I have experienced on home video but there is a downside. ... From what I have read the picture quality on Sony OLED televisions far surpasses what any LED TV is capable of but it also costs twice as much as this set which is already one of the most expensive LED televisions currently on the market.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is fantastic, even with lower resolution sources.  ...  "
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" ...  Still, it was a breeze to setup and the picture quality is stunning.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome picture on this TV - worth the extra money!!!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is so crisp yet easy on the eyes.  ...  "
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Resolution
 32
television, hdr, dolby vision, content, 1080p
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Movies still looked like movies but the contrast and detail were far beyond what I could get on my 1080P television. ... I have a 4K Blu-ray player and some 4K Blu-rays and the picture and sound are the best I have experienced on home video but there is a downside. ... With a 4K television, it is very easy to tell the difference between a DVD and Blu-ray which makes watching your old DVD collection a lot less appealing. ... I'm not using the built-in Android TV streaming stuff because I prefer streaming with my Nvidia Shield but this television can be used to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and others without an external device--but if you are accustomed to using Roku you will probably want to keep using it because the channel selection is much larger than you can get on the Android TV platform (which is what Chromecast, Nvidia, and this television all use).  ...  "
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" ...  First 4K TV for me and the picture is STUNNING!!  ...  "
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" ...  Blu-rays look amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the 49 inch Bravia TV. ... The Bravia found all available local channels with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  My last TV was a cheap LG 42" HD LCD "dumb" TV. ... It's significantly larger than the last TV but at same distance with same HD video sources it seems to be processing the video quite a bit better.  ...  "
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" ...  When I went from SD to HD 10 years ago, I noticed the difference in quality. ... Nothing on my BluRay on 1080p ever felt like this. ... Watching 4K content with Dolby Vision is just so striking.  ...  "
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" ...  The regular picture over my WiFi looks better than the 4K blue ray on my 4K Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd done my homework and upgraded everything in my system to 4k including the Xfinity cable box and a new Denon receiver. ... My primary use is cable TV and it looks so close to the 4k streaming from Netflix and Amazon Video .  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 21
android, smart, alexa, sony, advertised
+76%
-24%
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" ...  I love every single thing about this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  The best operating "smart tv" I have come across.  ...  "
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" ...  Have not been using the onboard Android system and so far it's been great.  ...  "
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" ...  I am satisfied with this TV. ... hope the 900F is as reliable as the old TV. ... everything worked seamlessly when connected.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm glad I bought this TV  ...  "
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" ...  We are a Windows, iOS household and there’s been no problem for us at all getting used to Android.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall I'm very impressed with the TV.  ...  "
Color
 19
blacks, brightness, black, vivid, contrast
+95%
-5%
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" ...  The blacks are JET Black. ... The screen is killer huge and well lit when a bright scene appears. ... The colors are intensely vivid.  ...  "
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" ...  The video panned smoothly, the contrast and blacks were really nice and I was pleased with the uniformity of the brightness given the size of the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  They are designed to show off the set in a bright Best Buy showroom setting so they make the brightness, color and sharpness pop which shows off the capabilities of the screen but also makes everything look ridiculously unnatural. ... The blacks were very, very black and the colors much more nuanced.  ...  "
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" ...  Blacks are quite good. ... *About the brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely vibrant colors, striking contrast in normal content,stunning peak brightness,little to no color banding,Nice tv speaker sound,Good black bar control,great SDR content,excellent sharpness,great noise reduction,nice aluminum frame,tons of picture options,google assistant,and easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Colors are clear and vibrant.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought tv for my daughter, she like it so much, beautiful colors and sound  ...  "
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" ...  Colors are so bright and sharp.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 19
oled, panel, lcd, screen, lit
+84%
-16%
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" ...  The tv is great.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the 49 inch Bravia TV.  ...  "
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" ...  My last TV was a cheap LG 42" HD LCD "dumb" TV.  ...  "
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" ...  In all, this is a great TV.  ...  "
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" ...  It came down to OLED or LED. ... LED is a well established technology and it shows in this set.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the higher price than the much cheaper flat screens.  ...  "
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" ...  Coming from only ever owning edge-lit, it's extremely bright.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is far improved over the comparable Samsung TV. ... It's really a perfect led panel.  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
picture, delivery, way, review, looks
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I love the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  As promised by the reviews, the image is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery man Amazon contracted stole a $100 pen in his way out.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture I posted with my review don't even do justice as it looks way better in person.  ...  "
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" ...  Such a beautiful picture. ... Thank you Sony!  ...  "
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" ...  GENERAL REVIEW OF PICTURE/ETC: Looks OK.  ...  "
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" ...  The x900e is to the left in the comparison picture(the one with two tvs)the X900f is to the right.  ...  "
Software Platform
 15
tv, apps, software, poor software, content
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I'm not using the built-in Android TV streaming stuff because I prefer streaming with my Nvidia Shield but this television can be used to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and others without an external device--but if you are accustomed to using Roku you will probably want to keep using it because the channel selection is much larger than you can get on the Android TV platform (which is what Chromecast, Nvidia, and this television all use).  ...  "
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" ...  Google Assistant integration is awesome. ... We are a Windows, iOS household and there’s been no problem for us at all getting used to Android.  ...  "
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" ...  I bypassed the android setup and skipped all the smart tv bits. ... Everything is run through my AVR, with switching to ROKU my preferred "smart mode".  ...  "
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" ...  I will update after I load software the way I want. ... Edit: So this is as much an android tv issue as it is a comcast/xfinity issue, and by that it means Sony should have thought first before getting involved.  ...  "
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" ...  Have not been using the onboard Android system and so far it's been great.  ...  "
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" ...  I naturally looked for the TV’s setup menu.  ...  "
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" ...  Sony software upgrade made a difference.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I started using my xbox to run these apps, the TV hasn't required a reboot, and the content loads immediately (example: loading a Netflix show/movie on the tv would take 5+ seconds to load while the xbox is almost immediate).  ...  "
Apps
 15
tv, apps, google, content, built
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I have posted tons of videos on youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I started using my xbox to run these apps, the TV hasn't required a reboot, and the content loads immediately (example: loading a Netflix show/movie on the tv would take 5+ seconds to load while the xbox is almost immediate).  ...  "
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" ...  The OS is Android TV and works pretty much like other android systems, with a lot of the settings and customization missing. ... All of the built in apps work great, as well as downloaded apps like KODI.  ...  "
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" ...  Have not been using the onboard Android system and so far it's been great.  ...  "
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" ...  I will update after I load software the way I want. ... It is app driven, and really built for streaming services and gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  YouTube has effective visits to help here.  ...  "
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" ...  The Google voice control was quick and it got everything I threw at it correct the very first time.  ...  "
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" ...  Google Assistant integration is awesome. ... We are a Windows, iOS household and there’s been no problem for us at all getting used to Android.  ...  "
Setup
 14
set, easy, went, well, tv
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Bought the installation package.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was pretty easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Did my research and had some very helpful discussions (and a visual comparison at some retail stores). ... Eventually I went in and manually set everything up, which was a chore because I didn't realize setup was hidden in the home screen (Thanks Tom'sHardware for your installation tweaks). ... Setup YMMV, but definitely go through all the privacy settings and only agree to what you want.  ...  "
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" ...  Go figure, right?  ...  "
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" ...  The TV set was delivered by UPS this time, and it came perfectly (It is worth paying the additional 2 day shipping so that we know the exact time frame when the TV will come).  ...  "
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" ...  YouTube has effective visits to help here.  ...  "
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" ...  30 minutes max from the time it came in the door, it was running setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up for the Sony XBR49X900F is easy, straight forward and fast.  ...  "
Price
 12
worth, tv, spent, sony, picture
+100%
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion it is worth every penny I spent.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth another 500 for the 900E.  ...  "
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" ...  These wont last long at that price.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome picture on this TV - worth the extra money!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Money well spent!  ...  "
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" ...  They push Vizio and Samsung instead - at a much cheaper price.  ...  "
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" ...  Come on a cheaper price and superior quality.  ...  "
Video Playback
 12
tv, movies, youtube, watching, hdr
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Movies look great with the hdr.  ...  "
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" ...  Watching 4K content with Dolby Vision is just so striking.  ...  "
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" ...  My Firestick already provides streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with Apple TV and watching movies in HDR.  ...  "
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" ...  That said I've found myself using an Apple TV for 100% of my TV and movie viewing. ... It's significantly larger than the last TV but at same distance with same HD video sources it seems to be processing the video quite a bit better.  ...  "
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" ...  I have posted tons of videos on youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  It's improved everything from tv show, movie and video game  ...  "
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" ...  I use my AppleTV 4K for all videos and movies.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 11
weeks, repaired, last, better, sony
+73%
-27%
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" ...  in the past 6 years I've bought a similarly priced Panasonic, and 2 Samsungs.  ...  "
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" ...  *I bought this TV a couple months ago.  ...  "
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" ...  Trusted brand for tivi so many years!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this TV and wish I had bought it months ago when I first saw it.  ...  "
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" ...  Sony is just better than Samsung - which has circuit board issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm enjoying this 49" 900F even if it's only been a little over 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Will probably get it professionally calibrated after break-in period and will update review after both.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 10
tv, sound bar, speakers, would, surround
+100%
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" ...  Use a sound bar, so have not evaluated the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  I just use tv sound and it sounds good and gets loud enough to not need a sound bar. ... Although 5 speaker surround sound would be nice!  ...  "
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" ...  Decent audio, thought if you're an audiophile, you should opt for a sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  This sound enhancement system makes you feel as if you were in a movie theater.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers sound way better than the speakers on my old LCD tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought tv for my daughter, she like it so much, beautiful colors and sound  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds is good too (way better than I expected) - although I also bought Sony's sound system, I tried the TV speakers and they are decent, to say the least!  ...  "
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" ...  With that said, I knew right away I downgraded on audio quality. ... I may actually get a sound bar with this TV and I am against Sound Bars. ... The TV should be good enough for sound but maybe how thin these TVs are getting, a sound bar is a must.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
amazon, time, delivered, well, television
+100%
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" ...  The Amazon team and XPO delivery is GREAT!! ... Delivery was on time, television was well protected. ... Delivery team treated my new television like it was their own.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, they delivery boys were very friendly and nice but didn't seem to know much about getting the product out of the box or turning it on to make sure it worked.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived from Amazon well packaged (Thank you, Sony) and undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Packed very well for delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery man Amazon contracted stole a $100 pen in his way out.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery was quick, and the packaging was the best I've seen.  ...  "
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" ...  12 years ago I bought the 58 Panasonic Plasma, they also sold and delivered. ... No I dont work for Amazon but have the highest regard for them considering never, have they let me down on a shipment. ... I got it, albeit a little late but it was in fine condition. ... Amazon will advise you of the delivery time.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was without issues.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  65 meters
Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K 
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