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Sony XBR65X900F 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.1
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
155
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65 meters
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Review Summary - 109 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Picture Quality
 47
quality, tv, image, 4k, sharp
+100%
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" ...  The best picture settings I got were from Cnet using Cinema Pro.  ...  "
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" ...  Tv has decent picture quality but has major blooming.  ...  "
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" ...  PIcture is excellant. ... I discovered going through all many choices you can select via their menu that Standard, and the Sports setting give you the best picture. ... Some of these led tv's you need to be in front of or the picture blurs.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better picture quality with upscaled images when viewed up close  ...  "
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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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" ...  This is my first 4K so I’m amazed by the picture quality, I recommend watching Planet Earth 2 in 4K.  ...  "
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" ...  LG worked best at the 8000 level for a much lower price point, but the dual database processing, superior contrast (look at this model side by side with the 800E model and you really see the difference), the Sony won the 900/9000 comparison.  ...  "
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" ...  It handles fast moving images great.  ...  "
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Resolution
 37
tv, television, 1080p, content, hdr
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Thus, all my synthetic 4K looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced a 52 inch Sony Full HD 20 year old TV ... HDR makes the most difference.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV tends to be a bit pricier than similar LEDs in its class, but you can tell the difference when experiencing 4K content.  ...  "
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" ...  Combined with the newer Xbox which, like the TV, is 4K in one word .  ...  "
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" ...  Blu-rays look amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I then bought a TCL 65" television with Roku installed in the set, and it works great.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Great 4K tv for gaming  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 27
android, smart, alexa, sony, one
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Used primarily with PS4 pro.  ...  "
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" ...  Have not been using the onboard Android system and so far it's been great.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm glad I bought this TV  ...  "
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" ...  I love every single thing about this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall I'm very impressed with the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very pleased with this Sony TV. ... I need to get one of our kids or grandkids to live with us permanently to deal with all of these "smart" electronic devices.  ...  "
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" ...  You can't go wrong with this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Regardless, it was time to replace my 2011 television and this one did the trick.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 21
oled, panel, lcd, tvs, screen
+81%
-19%
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" ...  The tv is great.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV is nothing less than pure awesome. ... The screen is killer huge and well lit when a bright scene appears. ... Oh and why I picked this TV over Samsung Offerings with 82 inch screens you ask?  ...  "
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" ...  It is just as good as an Oled.  ...  "
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" ...  In all, this is a great TV.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not OLED but it's better than most other LCD TVs in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  My last TV was a cheap LG 42" HD LCD "dumb" TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Coming from only ever owning edge-lit, it's extremely bright.  ...  "
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" ...  We have two coaches at an angle to any tv we would get and I have to say the angle viewing is very good on this. ... Some of these led tv's you need to be in front of or the picture blurs.  ...  "
Color
 20
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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" ...  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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" ...  Setup was easy and I didn't need to touch any of the video settings to get rich, vibrant color.  ...  "
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" ...  Darks are amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Blacks are quite good. ... *About the brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  Colors are so bright and sharp.  ...  "
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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 clear and vibrant.  ...  "
Software Platform
 18
tv, apps, google, software, content
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I naturally looked for the TV’s setup menu.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  - Android TV works SO MUCH better than every other TV interface I've come in contact with. ... I use an NVIDIA Shield TV as my main streaming device, and that still has a number of advantages over the version on the TV so I plan to continue using it even though I could technically just use the TV by itself now.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
picture, delivery, way, review, looks
+94%
-6%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon has the best customer service is the only positive from this purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  No I dont work for Amazon but have the highest regard for them considering never, have they let me down on a shipment. ... Amazon will advise you of the delivery time.  ...  "
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" ...  The Amazon team and XPO delivery is GREAT!!  ...  "
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" ...  simply a fantastic picture!!  ...  "
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" ...  As promised by the reviews, the image is very nice.  ...  "
Setup
 15
set, easy, went, well, tv
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Current setup is much easier than the various setup guides.  ...  "
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" ...  30 minutes max from the time it came in the door, it was running setup.  ...  "
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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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" ...  During initial setup I was given a choice of setting up TV channels or other inputs. ... I naturally looked for the TV’s setup menu.  ...  "
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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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" ...  YouTube has effective visits to help here.  ...  "
Apps
 15
tv, android, google, content, built
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Have not been using the onboard Android system and so far it's been great.  ...  "
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" ...  I have posted tons of videos on youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  It updates every now and again and it turns on relatively fast without any notion of Android.  ...  "
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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 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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" ...  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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" ...  YouTube has effective visits to help here.  ...  "
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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).  ...  "
Price
 14
tv, worth, spent, sony, picture
+100%
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" ...  Price was right and I liked the Sony TV's that I saw at the local BX.  ...  "
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" ...  A pretty good TV for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome picture on this TV - worth the extra money!!!  ...  "
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" ...  And 2) I chose the more expensive 900 model over the similar 850, which was about $1,000 cheaper.  ...  "
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" ...  Money well spent!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth another 500 for the 900E.  ...  "
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" ...  They push Vizio and Samsung instead - at a much cheaper price.  ...  "
Video Playback
 13
tv, movies, 4k, youtube, watching
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Amazon Prime Videos has a lot of free 4K movies.  ...  "
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" ...  I have posted tons of videos on youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  I use my AppleTV 4K for all videos and movies.  ...  "
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" ...  Watching 4K content with Dolby Vision is just so striking.  ...  "
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" ...  Video games play well on this TV and look good.  ...  "
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" ...  It's improved everything from tv show, movie and video game  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with Apple TV and watching movies in HDR.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, video quality.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 12
tv, sound bar, speaker, speakers, receiver
+100%
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" ...  I was pleased that there was an optical out for my SS receiver, although mostly I am using the tv speakers (sound quality was another big point for me).  ...  "
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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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" ...  I bought tv for my daughter, she like it so much, beautiful colors and sound  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't really tested the sound much because I have a nice receiver and surround sound speaker system, but I can verify the sound seems to work fine. ... - It automatically senses when you plug in an external receiver and switches the TV's sound on and off accordingly.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Excellent image and sound quality, 5/5.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent audio, thought if you're an audiophile, you should opt for a sound bar.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 12
weeks, repaired, last, better, update
+67%
-33%
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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.  ...  "
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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" ...  It arrived from Amazon well packaged (Thank you, Sony) and undamaged.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  The delivery was quick, and the packaging was the best I've seen.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was without issues.  ...  "
Product As Described
 9
review, looks, one
+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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" ...  The picture seems mostly the same.  ...  "
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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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" ...  simply a fantastic picture!!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great.  ...  "
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" ...  GENERAL REVIEW OF PICTURE/ETC: Looks OK.  ...  "
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" ...  Such a beautiful picture.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the picture.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 8
set, setup, apps
+100%
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" ...  It's simple and easy to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  Current setup is much easier than the various setup guides.  ...  "
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" ...  It can be setup that way.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely easy set up, absolutely great picture and all the apps you could ever want.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was pretty easy.  ...  "
Remote
 8
sensor, frame, control, without, use
+50%
-50%
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" ...  My only negative would be the remote. ... It boggles my mind they wouldn't include a simple Settings button on the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote control is the worst i ever used.  ...  "
Returns
 7
one, returned, replace, ordered, another
-100%
comment
" ...  Maybe your luck will be better, but my luck was terrible.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned and ordered another one, EXACT same problem on the replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Thus I had to return the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned 2 already.  ...  "
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" ...  Forced to return the item for a refund and reorder it.  ...  "
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" ...  i returned it same day I received it.  ...  "
Features
 7
like, sony, software, led, built
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  The quality far outways the features.  ...  "
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" ...  Like all such sets, forget the preset modes.  ...  "
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" ...  LED is a well established technology and it shows in this set.  ...  "
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" ...  Turns out you can disable this feature in several ways and ever tweak it down if you like somewhere in between.  ...  "
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" ...  At 1st it was really great as default settings.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 5
pixels, one, dust, dead, coating
-100%
comment
" ...  Yes, albeit very hard to notice thankfully (bottom part of the screen has several dead pixels).  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived with shattered screen.  ...  "
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" ...  2nd one had even more dust particles and a large scratch on the coating that went under the border of the screen, so it was from the manufacturer for sure.  ...  "
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" ...  This tv was broken on the screen.  ...  "
Build Quality
 5
price
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Well, for me, it is all that and a bag of chips.  ...  "
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" ...  You should never buy cheap.  ...  "
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" ...  The built in speakers are actually decent and so are the legs.  ...  "
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" ...  Hate the foot stands but the rest is wonderful!  ...  "
Wash Programs
 4
shows, like, button
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Like all such sets, forget the preset modes.  ...  "
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" ...  Still playing with the settings.  ...  "
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" ...  At 1st it was really great as default settings.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
gaming, video, games, built
+100%
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" ...  Unlike some of my previous TVs, when I'm gaming I don't notice any latency at all.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV is great for fast paced gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Video games play well on this TV and look good.  ...  "
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" ...  It is app driven, and really built for streaming services and gaming.  ...  "
Controls
 4
buttons, button, way, setup, settings
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  It will take you a while to get used to the placement of the arrow buttons as it has another layer of buttons outside of it that you'll always instinctively click instead. ... Also, there is NO button for SETTINGS. ... You have to click a different button, scroll all the way down past ads and apps to click on the settings buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  Instead of being gullible I tried "button mashing" method.  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
mount
+100%
comment
" ...  - It looks great and has the smallest bezels of any TV I've had (to the point that the lip on my Kinect mount actually covered a tiny part of the screen until I modified it).  ...  "
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" ...  Tv was received in very good packaging and was then easily mounted on the aeon wall mount.  ...  "
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" ...  It's super heavy, but manageable for a careful single person, I was able to unbox and mount it to the wall alone.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to use the old fully articulated wall mount as the 55" 900F actually weighed ½ pound less.  ...  "
Design
 4
weeks, two, look, amazing
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Appearance, functionality, quality of image and materials.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It sure looks that way for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Standard blu rays look amazing as well.  ...  "
Capacity
 3
room, feet, dark
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Fortunately I found 4 appropriate screws in my basement.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Will buy another for the game room.  ...  "
Ports
 3
component, tv, port, cable, box
+100%
comment
" ...  I learned while researching my purchase that TVs no longer come with component connectors.  ...  "
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" ...  I did manage to screw on the feet, locate the HDMI ports and "audio out" port so that I could hook up my cable Tivo box, Apple TV box, Amazon Fire TV box, Blu-ray DVD player, and my external speakers.  ...  "
Camera
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  I know because it makes my security camera go crazy.  ...  "
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" ...  You need to take all that you have learned from photography and real cinema, and spend a lot of time setting the TV up, so that it looks natural.  ...  "
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" ...  It handles fast moving images great.  ...  "
Network
 3
antenna, signal, feet, channels, wireless
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  My old TV had lost the ability to tune in two of my local channels even though I use a large attic mounted antenna with an amplifier.  ...  "
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" ...  Wireless is close to 15 mbs.  ...  "

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