Sony KD-65XF9005 User Review

  • mark6226
    An absolutely super television
    Review of Sony KD-65XF9005 LED LCD TV by mark6226, Apr 27, 2018.
    I have been using this tv for a week now and I'm very impressed.
    I use the tv primarily for watching blurays, and as a PC monitor. My bluray player is mid to high end and upscales to 4K. Classic movies such as, The Searchers, Shane and The Quiet Man, look truly amazing with The HDR upscale this tv gives. The depth of colour brings new life to old movies. The colours are deep and natural
    As a PC monitor I can't fault the Tv. I have a 1080ti, consequently everything is viwed at native 4K resolution. For gaming I generally don't use game mode but have it on cinema pro. There isn't any perceptible gaming lag whatsoever.
    As an example of this televisions capabilities the graphics on far cry 5 are almost beyond belief. I can run this game on ultra settings at 4K and it's very smooth on the tv. Far cry 5 is one of the few PC games that has HDR 10 working properly which adds so much more depth. There aren't many screens than will look as good as this one at native 4K. PC games such as FIFA 18 and far cry 5 look breathtakingly good on this tv
    I would recommend calibrating the picture settings rather than using it out of the box. Use the colour 10 point calibrations to fine tune the picture. It takes time but it's worth it. I don't use any motion settings as they aren't necessary. Also I'd advice turning off all reality creation and filters as they also aren't needed
    One word of caution to people thinking about buying this tv. It's viewing angles aren't brilliant. This is especially so from above and below head height. Therefore if you plan to wall mount this tv above viewing head height then I would not buy this set as the picture will appear washed thus rendering it to be a waste of money.
    Sound is excellent. A soundbar isn't necessary for standard viewing. For proper movie sound I'd obviously go for a home theatre set up. The tv goes very loud for movies on bluray and DVD.
    I am not interested in things such as smart features
    This tv Is expensive but worth every penny as it has many features normally found in Sonys high end range which cost significantly more
    A television is all about picture quality. The 65xf9005 has sublime 4K picture quality and is highly recommended.
    This item was purchased for 2299 from John Lewis in 2018. The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • Picture quality
    • Sound quality
    • Stylish design

    Cons

    • Viewing angles above and below head height
    • Appalling instructions

    Contrast/Dynamic Range/Black Level

    10

    Screen Uniformity

    10

    Colour Accuracy

    10

    Greyscale Accuracy

    10

    Video Processing

    10

    Picture Quality

    10

    SDR Picture Quality

    10

    HDR Picture Quality

    10

    Picture Quality Out-Of-The-Box

    9

    Picture Quality Calibrated

    10

    Sound Quality

    9

    Build Quality

    10

    Ease Of Use

    9

    Value for Money

    10

    Verdict

    9
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