Sony XBR65A8F review & specs

Sony XBR65A8F: a 65-Inch OLED TV with High-Quality UHD Performance and IMAX-Enhanced Option

Sony XBR65A8F

Highly saturated blacks, a wide color palette with accurate brightness control is what makes the XBR65A8F worth its high-end price. The picture features the maximum detail, and the highlights are accurate providing a realistic and colorful image. Still, the smart platform doesn’t work as fast and easy, as some competitor models.

The A8F series from Sony has two display sizes to offer: 55 and 65 inches. TVs are OLED-type, with multiple technologies implemented for picture processing, and a powerful X1 Extreme processor. They feature a high native refresh rate and support the most developed HDR formats delivering the bright and contrast picture.

The darkroom performance is the first thing to nail down in this Sony XBR65A8F review. The panel uses the Super Bit Mapping technology to regulate the brightness in each of million pixels on the screen. The pixels respond instantly dimming or getting brighter depending on the content change. This results in profound, zero-light blacks, solid greys without the whitish issues, and pure whites. The color palette is additionally boosted with the Triluminos technology bringing a wider color range and mapping the multiple hues and color gradations precisely.

The Sony XBR65A8F supports the developed HDR formats like Dolby Vision, HDR10 , HLG. There’s also the IMAX-Enhanced mode applied to the IMAX content, bringing the extra highlights and preserving the slightest shade detail. Each part of the screen, whether in focus or not, features sharp contours and saturated lifelike colors.

The Motionflow XR panel implemented in this TV brings the native refresh rate of 120Hz with the interpolation to 240Hz. What should be noted in the XBR65A8F review is that the content with the lower refresh rate might feature stuttering issues, especially on the long-pan. Still, the 60Hz content looks good, and the objects and shades feature good uniformity throughout the pictured motion.

The Sony XBR65A8F manual states that the incorporated Android platform features multiple apps including the most popular Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, etc. While the content is streamed in good quality, the app navigation is rather slow. The TV can be paired with the smartphone or tablet through the Miracast functionality to display the photos and pictures, and the SideView app provides a fast platform for video streaming.

Connections are plenty in this TV, with a composite port for older video devices. There are four HDMIs (ARC, CEC enabled, HDCP 2.3 protected), three USB, a LAN port, and analog and digital audio ports. The wireless connection is performed through Bluetooth (4.1 version) and fast two-band Wi-Fi.

Sony XBR65A8F pros and cons

Pros

  • Instant content upscaling to 4K / HDR with increased detail and color.
  • Built-in Google Assistant has a wide functionality for managing the TV and content searching.
  • Good loud sound with immersive effect from Acoustic Surface and a rear subwoofer.

Cons

  • Input lag is about 30ms in 4K/HDR and is higher in 1080p.
  • Remote should be lined with the LED indicator on the TV for operation.

Common features

Product

Sony XBR65A8F

Model

XBR65A8F

Brand

Sony

Rating

4.0 of 5

Reviews

50

General

Series

A8F

Screen sizes in series

55, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

65

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160

Display type

OLED

Screen design

flat

Display width, cm/in

142.85/56.24

Display height, cm/in

80.35/31.63

Display area, %

94.89

Display colors

1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

120

Aspect ratio

16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, WebM, M2TS, VP8, ASF

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

QuickTime, Xvid, VC-1

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178

Vertical, degrees

178

Audio

Speakers

surround

Speakers power, W

50

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

MIDI, M4A, LPCM

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black

Width, cm/in

144.7/59.96

Height, cm/in

83.6/32.91

Depth, cm/in

5.5/2.16

Weight, kg/lbs

24.4/53.79

Width with stand, cm/in

144.7/59.96

Height with stand, cm/in

84.1/33.11

Depth with stand, cm/in

25.5/10.03

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

28/61.73

Connections

HDMI

4

USB

3

Component video input

0

Composite video input

1

VGA input

0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

300 x 300

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Motionflow XR

Backlight technology

Manufacturer

LG Display

Native refresh rate, Hz

120

Panel bit depth, bits

10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.037/0.014

Pixel density, ppi

68

Processor

Model

ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Android 7.0 Nougat. Android 8.0 Oreo

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

480

Standby power consumption, W

0.5

User manual

Manual

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