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Sony XBR65A1
XBR65A1E

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Sony XBR65A1
96
Reviews
377 Reviews + 3 Awards
77
Features
Good Features
57
Value for Money
Average
67
Running Costs
$150 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
An award winning and massive 4K OLED / QLED technology television, with ok running costs and good features
soundandvision.com Top Pick Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
4K 65" Yes 86mm Apr 2017
HD Type Display Diagonal OLED / QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from $3,243 to $2,643 in the last 41 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony XBR65A1 number 3 in OLED TVs, number 66 in best selling TVs and number 156 in 4K TVs.

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96
Reviews
78
Features
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Popularity
57
Value for Money
68
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this TV to others.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has running costs of $150 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 6,900 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4K
Larger than average display diagonal
Everything else pales in contrast
Reality as it was meant to be experienced
Uncover the detail with 4k HDR
Life's brilliance, revealed with extra colours
Acoustic surface technology
360 degrees of sophistication

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

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Average Review Score

4.6 stars (377 reviews).

87%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Editor's Choice Awards

This TV has received an Editor's Choice Award from expert review sites Digitaltrends.com and tomsguide.com.
Editor's Choice from Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice from tomsguide.com

Top Pick Award

The Sony XBR65A1 has received a Top Pick Award from soundandvision.com.
Top Pick from soundandvision.com

What Are People Saying About the Sony XBR65A1?

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209
19
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77
11
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1
features
7
0
design
54
6
smart features
7
3
stand
13
5
price
16
22
remote control
8
4
high definition quality
7
0
gaming
5
2
ease of use
16
4
wall mounting
3
3
size and weight
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3
robustness
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watching films
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watching sport
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How Good Are Sony TVs?

We have evaluated 16,511 expert reviews and 437,120 user reviews for TVs and used this information to determine an average rating for Sony TVs of 89%. This makes Sony the 3rd best rated TV brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

4K
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
Features OLED / QLED Technology
Not 3D
Thicker Than Average
Supports Wi-Fi
Has an ECO Mode
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Supports Screen Mirroring
Features Local Dimming
4K

The Sony XBR65A1 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all televisions the best resolution is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the XBR65A1 of 65" is in the largest 5% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of televisions is 7", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 43".

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Features OLED / QLED Technology

The Sony XBR65A1 features OLED / QLED technology. 99% of TVs do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The XBR65A1 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 81% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The thickness of the Sony XBR65A1 of 86mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 87% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The thinnest thickness of televisions is 2.7mm, the thickest is 970mm, and the average thickness is 63mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The XBR65A1 supports Wi-Fi. 51% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an ECO Mode

The XBR65A1 has an ECO mode, unlike 87% of TVs which do not have an ECO mode.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The XBR65A1 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 86% of televisions do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The XBR65A1 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Features Local Dimming

The Sony XBR65A1 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of televisions do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The Sony XBR65A1 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). 85% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony XBR65A1 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 71% of televisions which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the XBR65A1 of 40W is very high compared to most other televisions. It is higher than 97% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 1W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The XBR65A1 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 78% of televisions do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Supports Miracast

The Sony XBR65A1 supports Miracast, unlike 79% of TVs which do not support Miracast.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the XBR65A1 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 4K UHD (2160p) pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Interactive TV

The XBR65A1 supports interactive TV. 86% of televisions do not support interactive TV.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony XBR65A1 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

Televisions have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 2,700Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 310Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the XBR65A1 of 240Hz is faster than 66% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the XBR65A1 of 120Hz is in the fastest 27% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The average high frequency rate of all televisions is 170Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Only Supports Netflix

The number of video apps supported by the XBR65A1 is more than most TVs. This television supports Netflix, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by televisions.

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Has a Built-in Microphone

The XBR65A1 has a built-in microphone. 96% of TVs do not have a built-in microphone.

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Features Voice Control

The XBR65A1 features voice control, unlike 80% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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Has a Built-in Subwoofer

The XBR65A1 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The XBR65A1 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, unlike 96% of televisions which do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Five Loudspeakers

The Sony XBR65A1 is a five loudspeaker television.

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Features Extended PVR

The Sony XBR65A1 features extended PVR. 77% of televisions do not feature extended PVR.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The XBR65A1 has a mounting kit. 82% of televisions do not have a mounting kit.

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Features Digital Clean View Functionality

The XBR65A1 features Digital Clean View functionality, unlike 91% of televisions which do not feature Digital Clean View functionality.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The XBR65A1 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). 86% of televisions do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Energy Star Certified

The XBR65A1 is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 77% of TVs are not Energy Star certified.

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Popularity

The Sony XBR65A1 is currently ranked number 763 across all TVs.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A TV with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from $3,243 to $2,643 in the last 41 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The XBR65A1 has an average 5 year running cost of $150 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 6,900 TVs.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on $164.79
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $167.50
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer's Description

Get closer to reality with Sony's OLED

With over 8 million self-illuminating, individually controlled OLED pixels, you’ll see real black, incredible contrast and lifelike colour. It’s an enthralling experience like no other.

4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme

Our newly developed 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme has 40% more real-time image processing than our renowned 4K Processor X1™. It takes everything you watch and upscales it to near 4K HDR quality.

4K High Dynamic Range

High Dynamic Range is the new standard for picture quality, offering a much wider range of colour, contrast and clarity. A Sony 4K HDR TV improves the picture even further, using technologies like 4K X-Reality PRO™, X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO and TRILUMINOS Display™ to reveal previously unavailable levels of realism, making you really feel a part of the scene.

See the difference with a TRILUMINOS Display

Unique to Sony, a TRILUMINOS Display enriches your viewing experience with a wider palette of colours and more natural shades and hues.

Acoustic Surface Technology

Unlike most TV speakers, sound comes to you from the entire screen, immersing you in exciting new entertainment experiences. It's pictures and sound in perfect harmony.

Everything else pales in contrast

True reality comes to life with deep black and natural colour. Over 8 million self-illuminating pixels are precisely and individually controlled by the X1 Extreme processor. Sony's OLED TV creates exquisite, unprecedented contrast.

Reality as it was meant to be experienced

4K HDR Processor X1 ExtremeX1 Extreme shows images and colours as they truly are, the way you want to see them.

Uncover the detail with 4K HDR

4K High Dynamic RangeFor the ultimate in picture quality, this TV pairs the brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, colour and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail.

Life's brilliance, revealed with extra colours

TRILUMINOS DisplaySee vivid real world colours all around you. A TRILUMINOS Display maps colours from a wider palette, faithfully reproducing every shade and hue in the umbrellas.

ACOUSTIC SURFACE TECHNOLOGY

The greatest sound you've never seenUnlike most TV speakers, sound comes to you from the entire screen, immersing you in exciting new entertainment experiences. It's pictures and sound in perfect harmony.

360 degrees of sophistication

This OLED TV is more than just beautiful. It's designed so that the stand and speakers virtually disappear appearing as if it's floating leaving only the brilliance of its picture.

Just talk to explore new worlds

Find all the entertainment you can dream of, as fast as you can talk. With advanced voice control, this 4K Android TV brings you movies and TV shows from apps or broadcast in an instant.

TV How-to videos

Got questions about how to set up and use your TV Or how to connect it to other equipment Our video tutorials will take you through step by step.

How Big is the Sony XBR65A1?

The Sony XBR65A1 is 1,451mm wide and 86mm tall. It is 834mm thick and weighs 29.8kg.

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Sony XBR65A1 Specification

Key Features
HD Type
Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Thickness
Display
3D
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Motion Interpolation Technology
Supported Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Display Diagonal (Metric)
Audio
Built-in Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-in Speaker
Audio System
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technology
Speaker
Smart TV
Internet TV
Smart TV
Google Applications
Smart Modes
Operating System Installed
User Memory
Design
Colour
Power
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Consumption (Standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Supported TV Bands
Performance
Light Sensor
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Supported File Systems
Picture Processing Technology
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand Included
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
Miracast
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth Profiles
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On/Off Timer
Sleep Timer
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (With Stand)
Height (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Height
Width
Ports & Interfaces
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
RF Port
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
RS-232C Port
Packaging Data
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

sony xbr65a1e

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