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Sony XBR65A1
XBR65A1E

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Sony XBR65A1
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360 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
68
Value for Money
Good
74
Running Costs
$150 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very popular and award winning 4K OLED / QLED technology TV, with great features and a gigantic 65" display diagonal
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony XBR65A1 number 5 in OLED TVs, number 66 in best selling TVs and number 129 across all TVs.

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98
Reviews
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Features
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Popularity
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous 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At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available.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 TVs 2018.
This TV has running costs of $150 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 20% of all 6,526 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It is one of the best selling TVs currently on the market. View best selling TVs August 2018.
This Sony TV has some great features:
4K
Larger than average display diagonal
Features OLED / QLED technology
Supports Wi-Fi
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

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Overall Review Score

The Sony XBR65A1 has received an average review score of 93% based on 409 reviews.

Awards

The Sony XBR65A1 has received an Editor's Choice Award from Digitaltrends.com, a Top Pick Award from soundandvision.com and an Editor's Choice Award from tomsguide.com.
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Reviews Breakdown

86% of customers would recommend the Sony XBR65A1.
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352 Reviews
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Average Rating of Sony TVs

We have evaluated 14,512 expert reviews and 144,338 user reviews for TVs and used this information to calculate an average rating for Sony TVs of 83%. This makes Sony the 6th best rated television 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 a Built-in Subwoofer
Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
Supports Miracast
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
4K

The XBR65A1 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all televisions ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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 ranked by this feature. Televisions have display diagonals of between 7" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 43".

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Features OLED / QLED Technology

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

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Not 3D

The XBR65A1 is not 3D. 80% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The average thickness of all televisions is 60mm, with the thinnest being 2.7mm and the thickest being 320mm. The XBR65A1's thickness of 86mm is thicker than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 12% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The XBR65A1 supports Wi-Fi. 52% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-in Subwoofer

The Sony XBR65A1 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 89% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony XBR65A1 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The worst resolution of all TVs is 4K UHD (2160p) pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Miracast

The XBR65A1 supports Miracast. 82% of televisions do not support Miracast.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony XBR65A1 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 74% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The Sony XBR65A1's RMS rated power of 50W is very high compared to most other televisions. It is in the highest 2% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The RMS rated powers of televisions range from 1W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony XBR65A1 supports Bluetooth. 83% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The XBR65A1 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Five Loudspeakers

The XBR65A1 is a five loudspeaker TV.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Sony XBR65A1 is currently ranked number 129 across all TVs.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the XBR65A1 is $150, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 6,526 TVs.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on $150.81
Electricity cost when on standby $2.48
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Total running cost over 5 years $153.29
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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
Typical Contrast Ratio
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Brightness
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
Video App
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)
Local Dimming
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 e1snxbr65a1e, sony a1eseries, sony xbr65a1e, sony 65class, sony 2160p

Barcodes

00027242906815, 00841434180117

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