Rated 4 out of 5 by Franko Whats with passive
I thought, hey awesome, new 4k tech, should be the best thing on the market, then why put the lowest form of current 3d tech into it. next to the cardboard red and blue glasses anyways. other than the passive 3d this tv is the best led picture on the market. if not for the passive this would be a 5 star. oh, and the built on speakers should be optional. i have a better home theatre
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by DVAD3R Amazing TV!
I just upgraded from the awesome XBR-65HX950 & let me tell you, I didn't think a picture could look better than that. WOW! I have to say I'm blown away by the up scaling from 1080p to 4K! I'm a gamer as well, the graphics, motion look even better on my Xbox 360 & PS3! The 3D is the best I have seen next to an Imax theater experience & no more charging the glasses. :) I also have a nice surround setup as well & the built in speakers give it a run for its money! To sum it up... I know the cost is a little high, but i know it was worth it & this is the future of high def. 4k is here to stay or at least in my living room it is. lol This TV is staying in my house for a long time! :D
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Tazzdevyl An Excellent Choice
Excellent picture quality, doesn't get any better. Easiest set up, sound quality is good but I think it could be better. It's a beautiful television, cannot go wrong.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chevy Best Picture EVER
I was very hesitant to pay so much for a TV, but I fell in love with the picture the first time I saw it. Initially, I was dead set on purchasing the 55" 4K TV, having viewed it at a friend's house for over two weeks, but after one viewing of the 65", I knew I had to spend the extra money, and I am more than glad I did. Again, it is a lot of money, but it is the best picture I have ever experienced, and that is for the regular HD content you and I currently view everyday on Cable/Satellite. I must say I am not in love with the speaker system on the television, but then I never have like the sound from any television, so I purchased the Sony 4k Home Theater BDV-7100W for sound, and again I am greatly impressed.
If I had any suggestions for Sony I would forget about the speakers on the TV, reduce the overall cost, and assume people will get their own sound system. Anyway, you can't go wrong with either the 55" or 65", and I KNOW how tough it is to spend this kind of money on a TV, but I have to say, I feel I got more than my money's worth.
July 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by biggie2316 Dissappointed
The over all picture quality is good. My biggest complaints are when playing video games (PS4) there is a lot of lag. Also after just 4 months of having this TV my HDMI 1 port went out. Called Sony to get it repaired and the part is on back order,so they want to replace the TV with a 32 inch 1080p TV. Only after I said no because my TV is 65 inches and 4K,they said they would replace it with the same TV but it is going to be refurbished. Plus Sony wants to hold my accountable if the delivery company does not send back the TV, I will have to pay it my self. After already paying 7000.00 for the TV. This is stupid that i am having to jump through so many hoops to just get the TV fixed. But I guess its my fault because I should have just stuck with Samsung. So as of today I am done with Sony. I am going to take my 3 PS3's my PS4, and my 2 PS Vitas and go trade it all in for an XBOX One. I always thought Sony was better than this
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheSturt Puts the HD back into HDTV
I've had this TV for about 2 weeks now and it is hands down the best TV picture I have ever viewed anywhere, even better than the in store demo. I also purchased the FMP-X1 4K media player and had to wait a week for the tech to come to my home and install the needed hardware and firmware upgrade to make it all work. It was worth the wait, the pure 4K content looks stunning. The 3D is the best I've ever seen, full 1080P for each eye makes watching 3D Blu-Ray's a joy. Some don't like the passive glasses but I feel they have less eye strain and are feather light, you forget you're wearing them. You can make this as bright as any LCD or plasma I've seen. I am very pleased with this purchase, while it's not as huge a leap as going from 480p to 1080i was, it is almost like seeing HD for the first time again, watching this has prompted me to start watching through all my Blu-Ray collection again, simply breathtaking! Great Job Sony!!
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeSoFL Looks Great @1080i/p. Now bring on the 4K content
I've been playing with the new 65" XBR for a few days, and have gotten the picture settings into a range I like. Sony default settings are VERY vibrant. Tuned down the color level, as well as picture and brightness, since I like an image that is deeper into the blacks. My eye tends to favor the "warm 1" base to work from.
The sound is impressive, although I was concerned about the volume at max, it didn't seem like it went the distance to what I would use for high volume listening. I corrected this issue by increasing the "volume offset" in the sound settings. Essentially it's like turning the preamp level up, so there is more range on the speaker volume control.
Live sports (hockey, basketball, car racing) even at 1080i cable signal, was terrific. The hockey looked so good, the players seemed to jump off the screen, which might be the reason I had teeth missing the next morning.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by btang A Beauty!
After using it for 3 weeks, I am just loving it! It is such a beauty!
Amazing picture quality, it is hard to go back to HD after long exposure. I just wish everything is in 4K resolution soon (not likely).
I can honestly say that I am having better experiences watching 3D BD movies on this TV than watching 3D movies in theater, it is so crisp and clear and the colors are so rich.
Speakers are nice, although they are still weak compare to high quality home theater speakers but they are not bad, even at high volume.
The Motion Flow setting is great, I find my self toggle between True Cinema and Smooth depending on the material that I am watching. In other words, movie still looks like movie on this TV.
Works great with Playstation 4. It automatically adjusts the video/audio settings.
Did I mention that it is gorgeous!
(mostly software issues, hopefully SONY can take care of them by software update)
The little door on the digital optical port fell off on the first day I try to plug in the cable, but a minor issue.
Since currently there aren't too many 4K materials so I downloaded some 4K samples thinking that I can put them on a USB drive and play as USB media. However to my shocking surprise the software only supports USB video resolution of 1080 (HD). Hopefully this can changed soon in the future with firmware update.
Playing picture file on USB is also tricky, unless your image resolution is "just right", otherwise it doesn't read it either.
The Facebook App is useless if you are trying to display anything other than English, but for me this isn't much of a problem since I don't see myself using it very often. One more thing, I can't seem to find a way to remove the account once entered, I can only log out, but anyone can simply hit Login to access my account.
The material and construction of the remote controls aren't very good. You would think SONY would have designed these remotes that's on par with the stunning look of the TV itself. Personally I feel these remotes belong to <$300 TV set, not a TV that cost $6000
November 16, 2013