If you’re looking for a premium OLED-like picture for movie- and TV-watching, the XBR65X950G is worth its rather a high price. This TV provides quality HDR with accurate mapping of colors and backlight, and the IMAX-enhancing option further boosts the cinematic effect. Meanwhile, its angled view quickly loses in saturation; so, the colors look washed out and inaccurate.
The X950G by Sony is represented in four display sizes: 55, 65, 75, and 85 inches. They are based on the VA matrix providing high blacks and greys uniformity, and backlit with the FALD technology. The X1 Ultimate processor is very powerful optimizing the image instantaneously and providing a balanced picture in any mode. These TVs have low input lag and high refresh rate; still, they aren’t equipped with the FreeSync VRR and other gaming technologies.
Image quality in the Sony XBR65X950G is high in UHD, FullHD, and lesser formats. The Triluminos technology brings wide color gamut with the slightest hues being distinct. Contrasts are deep, with solid whites, blacks and greys, and highly accurate reds and greens. The upscaling is highly efficient, with a crisp and well-balanced image without stretching pixels and color merging effects. In the SDR, the highlights are very bright and precisely mapped.
The TV supports several HDR formats including the Dolby Vision. It highlights pop, and the overall image is highly contrast and colorful. The XDR technology boosts the contrasts even further increasing the darkness of shades and the popping effect of bright spots, preserving the overall crispness of the picture.
Mentioning the motion handling in this Sony XBR65X950G review, the former provides no trail or blur even in the dynamic scenes. The refresh rate of 120Hz helps preserve the transitions and lines solid and sharp. The input lag is low making about 19ms.
The connections panel is quite rich, with four HDMI eARC-enabled with 4K passthrough at 60Hz, three USB ports, component and composite ports, optical and analog audio outs, VGA, Ethernet. Wireless is also ample, with capable Bluetooth, two-band Wi-Fi, and built-in Chromecast. The TV also supports Siri and Alexa providing full voice control.
The following XBR65X950G review must reflect the OS as well. The Android TV version 9.0 implemented on this TV, is diverse, with lots of apps including YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Video, and many others. However, the navigation is somewhat sluggish, due to the high content load and average operating processor used.
The TV has an attractive minimalist look, with thin bezels and minimal for FALD TV depth of 2.71 inches. The remote goes in the metal case and has convenient buttons offset and ergonomics.