Rated 2 out of 5 by sinish Stay away
Um, I own an XBR TV from 2010 and it has the perfect picture! I decided to splurge and buy a 4K XBR television and it was a mistake it seems.
Shortly after purchase, I noticed a dark spot on the top-centre of the screen. It's visible whenever there is light scenery behind it, like light blue sky. There are similar spots on the edges as well, but these are not very noticeable. After dealing with Sony support, they told me those are normal and it's part of the television design and cannot be avoided. So yeah, not worth the price since the screen is not consistent, and therefore the picture is not amazing like they advertise. I'd try other manufacturer's 4K TVs. Too bad that Sony's XBR line is falling short. My last XBR TV for sure.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mattliptak Awesome picture and all around beautiful TV
I just received this TV today and first off delivery was somewhat smooth with one or two bumps but nothing big. This TV is everything you hear about minus the silly speakers along the side bar edges. The 4K is something to see and with this set buying the Media Player along with it is essential since you won't have to bring a technician to upgrade your TV like the XBR65X900A. This set is already up to date and has the latest upgrades. Within 10 minutes I was up and running and turning this on it literally blew me away. The 4K and even the HD are beautiful with no sign of pixels and the 65" shows this off even more than I would imagine the 55". What I noticed is that Sony did a very good job of streamlining their applications and internet content and now has tons more similar to a Roku box. Also the menus and preferences are picture icons and are larger. They also did away with the flat stand and went to a chrome heavy duty ring which is heavier but they did do away with a feature I enjoyed which was the tilt screen and now it is totally vertical which I can live with.
The 4K content on the media player is quite impressive with all sorts of demos of how cool this set looks and they also loaded up 10 movies in 4K of all new titles and TV shows to show off how glamorous 4K looks. For this price, the picture needs to look pristine and it does and was worth every penny. I am very satisfied with this purchase. One thing, be careful ordering from Amazon when it comes to Ceva shipping, They came through in the end but the tracking was sub par and never clued me in to where this item was the entire time to delivery window. For those other reviews saying this is not worth it and not ready for prime time, just wait, Sony is not a dumb company,...remember they were the first to jump on board with Blu Ray loading it into the new PS3s. 4K is here to stay and you won't be sorry. I have owned 4 Sony TVs and not one has done me wrong.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by aflorida Jaw dropping...Literally
I have always purchased Sony televisions for over 25 years..I even had the very first XBR model back when...so it was no surprise that this Sony XBR 65 inch 4K model is probably the best on the market. Remember it is Sony who introduced 4K in movie theaters so stick with a Sony if you are planning on the 4K plunge. Right out of the box without any tweaks the picture is amazing. This Triluminos display that the television has brings out the best colors I have ever seen. The 4K upscale from regular HD cable programming is litterally jaw dropping. Most scenes(programming) look so crisp and clear and so colorful that it looks almost 3D like.(and I am not using the 2D to 3D upconversion)..Remember it also depends on the channel you are watching,the transmission of the signal. When the transmission is not so good there's nothing much that can be done(gargbage in-garbage out),but when the signal is perfect you will be amazed at the clarity and color. And its not just me--I recently had a few guests over and their reactions were "It's beautiful".."I just can't believe the picture"..."It's stunning" was a few of their actual reviews.
I have not experemented with actual 4K content or Mastered in 4K Blu Ray content but if regular HD cable programming is this good..I cant wait to see actual 4K content.(You tube does have some 4K content you can experiment with and I can only say "wait till you see it to believe it")
The 3D is also simply amazing...Wait till you see 3D upscaled to 4K!
I know the price is high at approx $5K but this is the TV that you may have for the next 10+ years,so its a great investment. I have to go now and continue watching the best television I have ever seen....
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Javreviews Great Product
The TV overall meets my expectations, it has a great image and in general it works as expected. The reason why I am taking one star out is that the wired internet does not work properly. While streaming it loses connection, which it is not good at all since it is wired connected. Now, I only use my PS3 for any streaming or internet content. For the amount of money that the tv costs, I think that everything should work flawlessly.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dark1024 Good TV, really bad move by Sony
I got this TV a few months back, I can tell it performs excellent, great content, great image quality, the only complain I have is from Sony and Netflix 4k compatibility, why still sell this model without Netflix 4K and then release XBR-65X850B with support for Netflix 4K, if you are looking to stream 4K content from Netflix or any other provider that is going to support 4K streaming, then don't do my mistake and get a different TV.
May 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TB0ne Big Waste
I bought this as a package deal with the media player. The media player is nothing but a personal redbox or netflix, only it costs $700. They advertise it as an upscaler but really its just a place to rent very expensive movies. It came with a few that looked incredible but wouldnt play for more than 2 minutes without telling me there was an internet connection problem. Tech support asked more questions than I did and couldn't even fix the problem. I wouldnt have sent them both back but I didnt have help or want to pay for shipping to send the tv back. The tv looks nothing like in does in the stores without the media player. I just hope updates eventually make the tv worth it. Yea it plays 3D movies, and USB connectivity for a hard drive, but still not worth 4K. Save your money and spend half as much on a 80" smart tv.
May 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by pokey Expensive and not up to date
4k sounds great but availability of content is scarce. In fact, from what I have read, this tv will not be able to stream Netflix as configured. I guess that I jumped the gun on this Sony product. I relied on Sony as I have in the past and am not particularly happy with the results this time.
Overall, this 4k television has a very good picture and the speakers are pretty decent for television sound. I guess I could have spent $2,000 less and would have had similar results.
May 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ums1 Great TV but...
Ordered this TV last Monday (apparently its only available through SONY store). The sales rep that I spoke to had me under the impression that it would be delivered sometime within the week...didn't end up getting it till the following Thursday. That aside the TV itself was great, exceptional picture quality, even the 3D looks great although it is active not passive which I know some dislike (any windows or other light sources WILL flicker when you have the glasses on so it is best done in a dark room or at night). The glasses that come with the TV are light, comfortable, and can be worn over glasses as far as that goes.
Do note that with 4k content right now the data transfer rates limit the fps to 24 Hz, I don't know if these TVs can support higher framerates/refresh rates at full 4k resolution and I couldn't find any clarification of this anywhere I looked, but HDMI 2.0 is a moot point if the TV can't go beyond this limitation.
So when I finally got my TV it worked great for about 5 hours but then went out and the bottom LED started blinking red and the screen wouldn't turn on. I immediately called the support line and after instructing me to try unplugging and replugging it they told me they would send out a replacement. Hopefully this was just bad luck but nevertheless something to be careful about.
Also this should go without saying but the free shipping does not include installation but DO plug in your TV and make sure the screen comes on and there isn't any cracks before the delivery personnel leave to save you some time and unnecessary headache.
October 4, 2013