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Sony KD-65XG8096, big and high-end aspiration

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Without wanting to go too far, let’s see in the Sony KD-65XG8096 review, which is the one that I bring today, how a television, which is not only large in size, tries to put its paw in the high range in some aspects although , in my opinion, there it stays. The good? It is accessible for an average user and it will give you a little more than what we consider standard today; Let’s see!

Technical characteristics of the Sony KD-65XG8096

specs
Make model Sony KD-65XG8096 – Sony 65XG8096 – Sony KD65XG8096
Size 65 ″ (163.9 cm), flat
Resolution UHD (3840 x 2160p)
Backlighting Direct LED
Frequency 50 Hz 400 XR
Smart tv Yes, Android TV 8.0 upgradeable
Integrated Wifi Yes, dual
3D No
USB Recorder Yes
Tuners
  • Analogical
  • DVB-T / T2
  • DVB-S / S2
  • DVB-C
Sound 20 W RMS (10 + 10), ClearAudio +
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 845 x 1463 x 80 mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 909 x 1463 x 336 mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 20.9 kg / 22 kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 300 x 300
HDMI ports 4 2.0 with ARC, CEC and HDCP2.3
USB ports 3
Other connectors
  • Ethernet
  • Component video input shared with dual composite
  • Digital audio
  • RF
  • IF
  • 3.5 mm headphone / subwoofer jack
CI + Integrated Yes
Energy Class Category A (156 W)
Contents / Accessories
  • Voice remote control
  • Battery
  • AC power cord
  • Quick setup guide
  • Operating instructions
  • Desktop stand
  • AC power adapter

Other sizes: Sony KD-43XG8096 / Sony KD-49XG8096 / Sony KD-55XG8096 / Sony KD-75XG8096

Exterior design and connectivity of Sony KD-65XG8096

The Sony KD-65XG8096 television model has a design modern and simple, which is far from other televisions of the brand but, after all, it is a model easy to integrate, versatile and beautiful.

He framework surrounding the monitor is very thin, occupying a tiny percentage of the screen (7.15%). This designed in black with warped edges that give it a very fine design line. The measurements in this panel correspond to 146.3 cm long, 84.5 cm high and a depth of 8 cm. The weight of the screen, with housing, is in the 20.9 kg.

Sony 65XG8096 is precious in its finishing details

This TV includes a small bracket corresponding to two side legs in an inverted V shape. It is very useful, then inside we can place the cables connection to the ports of the TV, which provides a greater sense of cleanliness and organization. The measurements of this television, including the support, are as follows: 90.9 cm high and 33.6 cm deep, keeping the logical 146.3 cm long, and expanding its weight to reach the 22 kg.

Finally, it should be noted that this Sony includes rear anchors to justify mounting 300 x 300mm VESA. This will allow the TV to be hung on the wall, in order to avoid domestic accidents with children or animals.

Tuning and connectivity

The tuning with respect to the Sony 65XG8096 is quite complete, since it accepts almost all types of existing tuning: analog (NTSC / PAL / SECAM), digital by cable (DVB-C), terrestrial (DVB-T and DVB-T2) and by satellite (DVB-S and DVB-S2), CI + in version 1.4 and HbbTV.

In terms of connectivity, this TV has Dual WiFi, Ethernet connection by RJ45 cable and Bluetooth 4.1. In addition, it includes several data input and output ports. Among them, it is worth highlighting two USB 2.0 ports (with a maximum of 0.5 A), one USB 3.0 port (with a maximum of 0.9 A), four HDMI version 2.0 inputs with eARC, CEC and HDCP2.3. On the other hand, it also has a port of entry satelite type F-Female, av, a port of composite video input + L / R and a port for CI +.

Finally, stand out among the ports of optical audio type output, the audio type of 3.5 mm and the type GO.

We see that the connections are hidden with the included cable management

We see that the connections are hidden with the included cable management

Image quality and general functions of the Sony 65XG8096

The size in inches of the Sony KD65XG8096 panel is 64.5, which implies a diagonal of 163.9 cm, where you can watch all your favorite series, as if it were a movie theater. The resolution of the TV is 3840 x 2160 pixels, with a pixel size of 0.372 mm and a density of 68 dots per pixel. This is a Ultra hd, the conventional market. As for the backlight, the LED is direct type.

The type of panel that Sony uses for this television is LCD, with a matrix of type IPS, with a color bit depth on your panel of 10 (separating 8 real bits and 2 dice with FCR). The maximum number of colors it can reproduce is 1073741824. In addition, it allows you to view your images from anywhere in the room where the television is placed, as its maximum horizontal and vertical viewing angle is 178 degrees.

In addition, this TV includes some very interesting image enhancement technologies, which we will list below:

  • X-Reality PRO. Technology that allows you to enjoy much more vivid colors through the conversion of 4K signals. Images are enhanced to a very interesting level of clarity.
  • Triluminos display. It offers a much wider spectrum of colors that are used to correctly reproduce the hue and tone of each image, which are unique, patented by the brand and forming part of its own color palette.
  • Live Color Technology. It relies on previous technology to render images in real time more closely to reality.
  • Motionflow XR. Image interpolation technology that generates a high degree of sharpness in the images, generating a much more fluid image, with reduced blurriness as far as possible. It is available in 400 units and comes with native 50 Hz expandable to 60 depending on the source.
  • HDR compatibility. This TV is compatible with HDR HLG and HDR10, which does not make it stand out but is a real plus compared to the few non-HDR on the market.
  • Picture modes. It has an interesting number of modes that adjust the values ​​of the contents so that we always enjoy them in the best possible way.
The image is very good, although not outstanding

The image is very good, although not outstanding

Audio

The KD-65XG8096 television includes two speakers on the rear of 10 watts each, so the total is 20 watts of power, which are of the RMS type.

It also includes the following audio enhancement technologies:

  • Clear Audio +. Technology that offers greater clarity to the sound.
  • S-Force Front Surround PRO. It tries to emulate a sound field in three-dimensional format, in such a way that it generates the effect that the sound moves through 360 degrees, creating the most realistic experience possible and an envelopment of the listener.

Sony KD-65XG8096 Software Review

The Sony KD65XG8096 television is presented with the possibility of using two very modern operating systems: Android 8.0 Oreo, which is the one that comes standard and Android 9.0 Pie, to which you can update if you wish both by OTA and by WiFi. Each user must choose the one they want to stay, although the recommendation is to always have the most modern version of the operating system, as in everything.

You can make use of all its virtues, including a connection with Alexa and interaction with the Google assistant. Through these technologies you will be able to manage your television at any time and, beware, other devices connected to it and that can be monitored or directly controlled with a simple command.

Don’t forget to download your favorite games and applications to take advantage of all the benefits that this TV comes standard. For all this you have 4 CPU cores, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM, where to keep everything that is going to be downloaded.

We also have convergence options between devices such as Chromecast or Video & TV SideView.

Finally, know that you have app store, of course, Google’s, browser and various accessibility options.

Availability and price of Sony KD65XG8096

Sony KD-65XG8096 TV: Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Comprehensive imaging technology
  • Helpful side entrances
  • Remarkable SmartTV
  • Updated HDCP

CONS:
  • Very normal audio section

8.3 Total score
Picture quality
8.5
Connectivity
8.5
Sound
7
System / SmartTV
8.5
Design
8.5
Price / quality ratio
8.5
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