The writer at Reviewed.com thought that this television was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.
Expert Reviews Are Good
TV expert review site reviewed.com scored this large TV 86 out of 100.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Other 4K Ultra HD televisions currently available that you might also want to consider include the UE60JU6400, or the UE55JU6465 both from Samsung which has a better Rating.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
We checked 1,704 expert and owner reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its large TVs.
Good Picture Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “If you're looking for the best picture quality money can buy, you always want to look to each company's flagship models”.
Good Product Quality
One person who bought it wrote that it was good quality. Expert website Reviewed.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “If you're looking for the best picture quality money can buy, you always want to look to each company's flagship models”.
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Unlike most of the other televisions of this spec and age which are not 3D compatible, the XBR-65X930 is 3D compatible.
We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible televisions and we think the UE55JU7590, and the UE55JS9002 both from Samsung or the Philips 55PUS7170 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
The XBR-65X930 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the XBR-65X930.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the 50LF6529, and the 50LF5800 both from LG or the Panasonic TX-55AX900 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
The Sony XBR-65X930 is Smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the XBR-65X930 also are Smart TV.
The XBR-65X930 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most televisions of this age and type.
A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode across all large TVs that were released around the same time as the XBR-65X930.
Across comparable types of TV the worst supported video mode is 480i.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The Sony XBR-65X930 is a two composite video in port television.
Very High RMS Rated Power
Across all the large TVs that were released more than a year ago the RMS rated power range from 8W to 90W. When compared to other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the XBR-65X930 that we have checked the RMS rated power of, the Sony XBR-65X930's RMS rated power of 90 Watts is one of the highest.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a comparable type and age to the XBR-65X930 is 50Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz. At 1,440 hertz, the XBR-65X930 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the XBR-65X930.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the XBR-65X930 does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the 55JU6480U, or the UE55JS8500 ($2,297.99) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-55AX900 which also has a higher Rating.
Only Has Nine Smart Modes
The Sony XBR-65X930 has a greater number of smart modes than most comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The most commonly found smart mode is Personal, but this smart mode is not found on this Sony TV. The smart modes Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard and Vivid are also found on this television.
Only Has Two Screen Format Adjustments
The XBR-65X930 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most TVs of this age and type. This TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on televisions that came out more than a year ago. The screen format adjustment "Zoom" is also found on this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XBR-65X930, the XBR-65X930 does not feature OLED technology.
Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the 55EA975, or the 55EC930 both from LG or the Sharp LC-50LE771 which is also higher rated.
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Comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the XBR-65X930 have thicknesses of between 6.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At 90 millimeters, the Sony XBR-65X930 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that were released one year ago.
There are a number of other 90mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the KD-55X9305, or the KD-65X9305 both from Sony.
Other televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55H6800 (90.6mm) which also has a higher Rating.
The weights of large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the XBR-65X930 range from 1.8kg to 48kg, and the average weight is 20kg. At 47.3 kilograms, the Sony XBR-65X930 is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XBR-65X930.
Very High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the XBR-65X930 the annual energy consumptions range from 62kWh to 420kWh. The XBR-65X930 has a very high annual energy consumption (282 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the XBR-65X930.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This television has been on the market for over a year.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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