XBR-65X900Bby Sony

  • XBR-65X900B
  • XBR-65X900B
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
84%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The XBR-65X900B displays exceptional blacks and shadow detail.
  • High-quality, built-in speakers pump out the best sound of any TV.
  • Sony endowed the XBR-65X900B with a comprehensive feature set.

CONS

  • The look of the Sony's oversize built-in speakers isn't for everyone.
  • The XBR-65X900B's 3D image suffers from crosstalk.
  • Sony's high-end 4K TV is pricey compared with its competition.
The Sony XBR-65X900 offers deep blacks and impressive shadow detail combined with accurate color and crisp 4K upscaling on a 65-inch display. The set’s substantial speakers add quite a bit to its price, but individuals who are looking for a 4K TV with great built-in audio will be intrigued. Add Sony’s optional wireless subwoofer to the mix and the TV sounds even better. Off-center screen uniformity could be improved, but that shortcoming is characteristic of virtually all non-IPS LCD TVs.
NameXBR-65X900BTX-65CZ950 OLEDXBR-65X950BUN55JS8500UN65JS9500
ManufacturerSonyPanasonicSonySamsungSamsung
Techwalla Score
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List Price$5000$11000$8000$2000$4500
100%

While Sony may have struggled with 3D in the early days, the 3D mode in this TV is truly excellent.

While Sony may have struggled with 3D in the early days, the 3D mode in this TV is truly excellent.

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95%

Well, if anything the design of this TV stands apart as unique with the significant side speakers of about 3 inches wide on the sides of the…

Well, if anything the design of this TV stands apart as unique with the significant side speakers of about 3 inches wide on the sides of the TV.

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90%

We’d recommend the X900B even if it wasn’t a 4K TV … its picture quality is just that good.

We’d recommend the X900B even if it wasn’t a 4K TV … its picture quality is just that good.

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84%

If you want great sound to go with your great picture and have the money to spend, you won't be disappointed with the X900 -- just make sure…

If you want great sound to go with your great picture and have the money to spend, you won't be disappointed with the X900 -- just make sure you actually have 4K content to watch on it.

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80%

As a product that delivers an audio and visual experience with 4K, HD, and streaming sources, I cannot think of another LCD television that …

As a product that delivers an audio and visual experience with 4K, HD, and streaming sources, I cannot think of another LCD television that has impressed my ears and eyes more than the Sony XBR-X900B series.

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70%

If you buy this display, you can reasonably get away with not having to get an additional a sound system. Only if you're looking to spend we…

If you buy this display, you can reasonably get away with not having to get an additional a sound system. Only if you're looking to spend well over $600 on an external system would you get better results than what the X900B/sub combination is capable of.

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70%

Sony calls its 4K upconversion system its "Reality Creation" engine, and despite the comically grandiose name, it's actually fairly effectiv…

Sony calls its 4K upconversion system its "Reality Creation" engine, and despite the comically grandiose name, it's actually fairly effective.

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If you want to buy an Ultra HD display now, it needs to do a stellar job at that up-conversion. Sony easily outpaces the competition in this…

If you want to buy an Ultra HD display now, it needs to do a stellar job at that up-conversion. Sony easily outpaces the competition in this category.

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The design is unique in a sea of TVs trying to be the curviest. Curves serve a purpose too, but the benefit of a wedge with better speakers …

The design is unique in a sea of TVs trying to be the curviest. Curves serve a purpose too, but the benefit of a wedge with better speakers is immediately apparent. The look may not be for everyone, but the sound should be.

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