Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

If you are shopping for a great quality picture with a large 55″ screen sub $1,000 it is really hard to beat this Flatscreen Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV.

Appearance

You’re getting a very attractive looking TV that can be wall mounted or can be placed on a pedestal. The pedestal stand is included in the box but you’ll need to buy a bracket if you want to wall-mount your TV.

The supplied pedestal stand is positioned in the centre of the base and takes up about half of the overall width of the TV.  This means that you won’t need a full width unit to put it on, although if it overhangs the unit, you need to make sure its positioned so that it won’t get knocked accidentally.

Sony XBR 55 X810C Quick Reference Guide

Picture Quality

This Sony has a VA panel with 120Hz refresh rate to give nice black levels and good contrast when you’re watching from in front of the TV.  If you’re sitting off to the side, then the colours and contract will drop off so be aware of this if you need wide viewing angles.

The screen has a semi-gloss finish and gives the best viewing experience in darker rooms so its probably not the best choice if you want it for daytime viewing in a room with a lot of windows.

If you want it for watching Movies and Sports then you will be delighted with your choice. Motion handling is good for sports and combined with a low input lag makes it suitable for gaming too.

Now, you need to know that this TV does not have 3D nor is it an HDR screen. But, overall this is great value for money – a quality picture with good upscaling so it will handle even Standard Definition (SD) material well.

Connectivity

The Sony XBR55X810C is equipped with 4 HDMI ports, each of which is configured for HDCP . 2.2, plus 3 USB ports and a range of legacy connections. One of the HDMI inputs is MHL-compatible for viewing photos and videos from a compatible smartphone on the TV screen.

It also has a 3.5mm headphone socket and a digital audio out in case you want to connect up to a sound system or external speaker system.

Sony XBR55X810C Connectivity

SMART TV

Sony XBR55X810C Smart TV

This is a Smart TV which means that it can connect directly to your home internet either by wifi or by wired ethernet connection.

The Smart OS is Android TV and you can use this to stream from Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and many others. So you don’t need a separate streaming box and can access movies and original TV series in 4K Ultra HD direct from the source.

And other Apps can be downloaded from the Google Play store

Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – Review Summary

This is probably the best 4K UltraHD television available in this price range. You are getting a nice big 55 inch screen, Smart tv and a really gorgeous picture.

Things to be aware of are that it is not a 3D screen, it is most suitable for watching straight on, rather than from an angle and the sound is not great so an external sound system or speaker is recommended for maximum enjoyment.

This is currently our top recommendation for a 4K UltraHD television for under $1,000.

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SONY XBR-65X930C Review

Sony have refreshed their range of 4K televisions for 2015 and the XBR65X930C is their top of the range 65” 4K TV. One of the main reasons that you might choose 4K is if you want or need a larger screen — 55 to 65 inches or more, that benefits from the increased detail that your get with higher resolution.

Sony XBR-65X930C Overview

The Sony XBR-65X930C is a fabulous hi-spec model that has the famous Sony wedge shape providing superior sound quality.  You immediately notice the difference – the screen is bordered by two black vertical panels that include powerful front facing speakers and built-in subwoofers. Audio is crisp and clear, thanks to the Sony XBR-X930C’s Hi-Res audio.
This TV oozes quality – sleek and stylish – and can be placed on a unit or wall mounted (nb mounting kit not included, but VESA compatible – take a look at the Chief XSMU ). The supplied table top stand consists of “legs” at either end, but they can be moved towards the middle if you want to place the TV on a unit that is narrower than the TV – this is a well-thought-out design feature.
The 65-inch screen is a great size for 4K viewing. Some may find anything smaller than 60 inches to be too small, but they are also unwilling to purchase one quite as large as a 75-inch TV.  So, with the Sony XBR65X930C, you get the optimum size for your viewing enjoyment.  And one of the benefits of 4K is that you can sit closer to the screen and benefit from a more immersive experience.

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XBR65X930C Picture Quality

Sony are renowned for their picture quality – maybe you remember the Trinitron CRT sets? This XBR-65X930C is no exception. Color accuracy is courtesy of another Sony signature technology, the TRILUMINOS display with the widest color range ever and dynamic color correction for accurate, consistent colors. With Edge LED backlight and local dimming your get accurate colours and a bright and vibrant picture.
And thanks to Sony’s X-tended Dynamic Range technology, contrast is also better than ever, getting peak brightness as well as the deeper blacks.
Sony definitely excels in the 4K field, so we should expect that the Sony XBR65X930C will overdeliver and it does not disappoint. The X93C is equipped with the new and powerful 4K Processor X1 engine. The result is heightened accuracy in color and greater clarity, whether it is playing 4K video or upscaling HD video – Blu-ray movies actually look as if they are native 4K

Sony X930C Smart TV

Sony have incorporated the Android smart OS into their 2015 smart televisions so that you can now take advantage of video streaming directly through through the TV. This is very important as streaming boxes don’t currently have 4K capability so built in apps are the only way to access online 4K content. Sony includes apps for Netflix, Amazon Video, Youtube and more are regularly added with software updates.

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If you are already an Android user, you’ll find the interface familiar and can add a huge collection of apps, games and content from Google Play
The X930C also includes built in Google Cast which means that you can output photos, video and other media directly from your mobile device and enjoy them on the large screen.

And it is wireless AC compatible for top wireless speed with the newer ac routers as well as having the usual LAN ethernet connectivity for wired connections.

Another advantage you can enjoy is the Voice Search feature which helps you find the program that you want to view.

Recommendation

If outstanding picture quality is important to you, then the Sony XBR65X930C is one of the top performing LED 4K Televisions available this year.  Gorgeous 4K resolution, a dramatic combination of enhanced color and contrast, and powerful front-facing speakers.  All of your HD movies and shows are upscaled to super-clear 4K. Even 4K streaming is enhanced. Add in Sony Android TV with apps, voice search and Google Cast for an ultimate smart TV experience.

Sony have a long and well maintained reputation for quality products so you can be confident in your buying choice.

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