Sony XBR-65X930C 4K TV Review


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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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