sony xbr-65x930d 4k hdr tv review

by:DGT Lighting     2019-12-25
For a 2016 high-end TV, it\'s not enough to carry a local 4 K/UHD resolution and a fancy smart TV system.
New high dynamic range picture formats are also needed (
Explain in detail here)
This brings a lot more brightness and color range to the image than the old image format we have been clumsy for decades.
Well, it has hope to see the first TV of the Sony 2016 series, 65-inch XBR-65X930D (
Europe 65x9305)
Not only does it support HDR, but it also introduces some real innovations that try to make HDR better.
This innovation takes the form of ultra-thin backlight drivers: a new approach to applying local dimming to edge LED lighting.
Traditional edge LED lighting, lights that power LCD panels are located at the edge of the screen and fire on the screen, making it difficult to provide any truly localized lighting control for TV pictures.
Even if you introduce a system in which sectors of the Edge LED lights can output different Optronics, you end up with a beam belt problem, because each edge LED sector still has to illuminate bright objects that may only occupy the center part of the image that is relatively small.
The first two HDR-
Powerful TV I \'ve tested so far this year-
Samsung UN55KS9500 (
UE55KS9000 in Europe)
Panasonic backlight problem solved?
However, with the introduction of the 65x930, Sony came up with a new way to improve the localization of edge LED lighting by introducing a second light guide in the LCD TV structure.
The second board is arranged in sequence with the first board, providing the second layer of light control so that the TV can basically reduce the number of screens affected by each edge
Install the light source to a relatively small quadrant instead of a full Quadrantheight or full-
With the Edge LED technology of local dimming, you usually have to tolerate the width light strip.
Obviously, even this level of control does not match the level of light accuracy that a good direct LED lighting system can achieve (
Led placed directly at the back of the LCD screen).
Of course, it\'s still far below the pixel-
With OLED screen technology, you can get flat light control.
But the cool thing about edge LED lighting is that it\'s cheap, which means that you can get 65x930 on Amazon at a very affordable price of $3,300 (
The price of 65x9305 in the UK is 2,800 at the same price).
More importantly, Sony claims the additional light control level of 65x930s with the brand\'s X-
Tends to dynamic range optical/power distribution technology, enabling the screen to output 1000 nits of HDR-
Meet the friendly brightness required for the Ultra HD Premium \"standard\" announced at CES on January. Great -
In addition to the Samsung and Panasonic HDR TVs mentioned earlier, if there is any weakness in the lighting system of 65x930d
The contrast of the HDR image may be found.
Where is the super HD Premium badge?
Sony also claims that the 65x930 meets the color and contrast standards specified in the Ultra HD Advanced recommendation.
This raises an interesting question: why did Sony avoid the Ultra HD Premium logo for its internal \"4 k hdr\" quality commitment?
Especially when Sony is a member of the Ultra HD Alliance, does the alliance actually come up with an Ultra HD Premium proposal?
Sony\'s official explanation is that it believes that the 4k HDR logo is more suitable for its internal strategy and range differentiated stories --
Sony in particular has always preferred to talk about 4k rather than UHD.
I think that makes sense.
Despite Sony\'s new move --
Although the X85D TV clearly does not meet the Ultra HD Premium standard, it also comes with the Sony 4k HDR logo, which makes Sony\'s decision here look even more confusing.
Help 65x930 minimum 90% over DCI-
The P3 spectrum required by the Ultra HD Advanced specification is Sony\'s wide color range Triluminos system, with the high level color control provided by the Precision Color mapping circuit, which is Sony\'s powerful X1, 4 k-
Focus processing chip
This chip also has a good record in providing excellent details, noise
Upgrade the HD source to 4k resolution of the screen for free and provide some best motion handling
In the 4k era, this becomes more important than ever, because even the slightest trace of motion blur associated with LCD technology is as prominent as thumb pain, not conducive to 4k clarity. Android intelligence
In terms of smart features, 65x930 is better or better to use the Android TV system.
I have delved into the system in a separate article, so I will not discuss it in detail here again.
To put it simply, while there is no doubt that the Android system provides a large number of applications (
Including the 4k HDR version of Netflix and Amazon)
I question the usefulness of these apps in a TV rather than a smartphone/tablet environment.
In addition, the interface is too complex and overwhelming to simplify access to preferred content.
Unlike the best competitor intelligence system, it has not made any effort to include broadcast content in its work.
Finally, it\'s far from being as customizable as the best smart TV system.
However, I should say that the Android version running on 65x930 is more stable and fast than the first one
Sony launched the gen version last year.
Sony has designed a home for all the most promising technologies built into the 65x930, which is a very beautiful home.
It is particularly striking that it is very thin, both at the edge of the screen and before and after.
When you think the TV contains two light guides, its rear depth is only 36mm particularly impressive.
At the same time, the smoothness of the screen frame is very different from the huge jet
Black Wings have been found on Sony\'s equivalent TV since 2015, making it easier to handle a typical living room.
However, there is a big price to pay for a thinner design, because that means Sony has given up huge forward-looking
Ignition and very good magnetic fluid speaker system found in previous x930s.
The centrally installed desk stand you get with 65x930 30 is attractive, stable and easy to connect to the TV, although the wall mount is very thin and hardly adds any depth to the TV case.
Although the TV is very thin, it is worth noting that Sony has successfully launched a lovely gold --
The colored stripes enter the edge of the body, which runs around the frame.
Connection and ease of use 65x930 finish its strongest first impression with a good set of connections including four HDMIs, three usb and now inevitable built-in connectionsin Wi-
Fi connection to support TV online function and DLNA streaming-
Devices enabled on the network.
The daily process of using 65x930 is not as simple as I thought.
As noted before the end of the Android menu
Things are complicated, but my biggest easeof-
Problem with using Sony\'s new remote control.
This does not attempt to provide the number of thin buttons or touchpad features on the smart remote, you can now use many LG, Panasonic and Samsung TVs, i\'m not at all sure if I like the innovation it\'s launching: buttons that are almost flush with the main part of the remote.
Trying to find the right button in a dark room or not looking directly at the phone is almost impossible.
Sadly, this problem has an impact on everyday use than Sony\'s in direct-
The access Netflix button launched last year.
The only logical place for HDR 4k picture quality to start evaluating a 65 x930d picture is to provide it with 4k HDR content-
From Ultra HD Blu-rayray -
Television is consciously designed to look the best.
However, like the previous Panasonic 50DX750 and Samsung 55dx9500 2016 TV, the treatment of HDR by 65x930s is frustrating, a truly sensational and distracting flaw
In terms of viewing time and minutes, it is fortunate that the dominant thing is gorgeous.
The combination of 65x930d, refined color, greatly expanded the brightness, wide color range and perfect 4k detail rendering is able to provide an instant, obvious and completely stunning display of what the next generation of image quality can do --
Especially when the brightness behind the image is significantly higher than what I \'ve seen from Sony TV before.
HDR pictures are brighter and more intense, sometimes reaching an intensity that is almost glowing.
However, as you would like, a high quality hdr TV is more than just a bright color
65x930 rich moments to earn corn.
Shadow details and color information for dark areas are also more than you would like to see with a standard dynamic range TV, which helps the dark scene to gain a sense of space, depth and realism that the standard dynamic range source does not see.
All the advantages mentioned above are combined to produce an image of a film that is sometimes exquisite --
Especially in the background of such a large screen.
However, it should be said that the default and most \"accurate\" HDR video mode of 65x930s does not provide a peak brightness as Samsung UN55KS9500 does (reviewed here)
The color is also slightly less intense.
If you select \"reset\" in the picture menu and then choose the HDR vivid option instead of the standard HDR mode, you can get closer to the brightness and color range of Samsung\'s 65x930d.
But this vivid HDR setting eventually becomes almost unusable as it greatly increases the likelihood of interference from the TV backlight.
These disturbances will be more in the future.
While the 65x930 does not offer such a positive and accurate HDR experience as the Samsung 55KS9500 does, some viewers may be slightly fond of Sony\'s softer approach and discover it more evenly, and continue to be immersive.
Especially considering the gorgeous technique of color reproduction and perfect judgment of 65x930d, non-mandatory delivery of Ultra HD Blu-ray
Additional details for Ray
I can\'t really stress how beautiful it is anymore.
I don\'t use the word easily.
4k HDR pictures of 65x930s are sometimes, even frequently, viewed.
Sony has rediscovered its best TV in the last few generations, and the mastery of almost all TV picture quality has never been so obvious, for the general use of 4k resolution, especially HDR, any lingering doubt is put in danger. Defective backlightAgain.
Unfortunately, however, for all the brilliance of the 4k HDR content it has shown most of the time, 65x930 also follows the Panasonic 50DX750 and Samsung UN55KS9500, demonstrates how hard the Edge LED screen is to cope with HDR challenging brightness requirements in dark scenes.
Chapter 7 of Exodus: God and Wang Chao HD Blu-ray-
Ray, for example, although 65x930 is sure to feel the added vitality of HDR well and play a role in rendering the various flashing torches that illuminate the Nun cabin, even if Sony is trying to increase the localization of LED lighting on the edge of the device, it can\'t stop you from seeing that the dark areas around the torch extend quite a bit of unwanted light.
More importantly, this extra light sometimes presents a fairly regular, almost square form, which, ironically, makes it more notable to say, so it distracts people\'s attention if it covers a larger area that is not well defined.
As mentioned earlier, if you try to use HDR vivid mode, these backlight problems and \"jumps\" to further disperse brightness can be severely exacerbated.
Like the recently tested Panasonic 50DX750 and Samsung UN55KS9500 vertical stripe issues noted during HDR playback, if the content you are watching uses the native 16:9 aspect ratio, the HDR backlight defect in the dark scene of 65x930s is not so obvious, so there are no black bars on and off the picture.
If you watch TV in a bright room, they also have much less influence.
But watching in a bright room is definitely going against the movie experience that HDR is aiming to replicate?
There are only a lot of things you can do during this period to minimize the backlight issue of 65x930s.
In fact, with the auto local dimming function locked on its media settings, your only option is to reduce the brightnessdrastically.
Of course, this means that you no longer have a powerful experience like HDR.
Standard dynamic range performance steering 65 x930s processing of standard dynamic range (SDR)content -
Of course, most of us will still watch for most of our viewing time --
It is possible that this picture looks very good.
But only make sure to remove the traces of almost all the brightness technologies Sony has introduced to deliver HDR.
In particular, I suggest closing X-
Tends to dynamic range function, trying to drive SDR material in case of HDR brightness level etc;
Set the automatic local dimming function to low;
The brightness setting is greatly reduced.
Once you do this, TV is able to provide some deep, reassuring or even black in the darkest of scenes, while also providing exquisite balance and detailed information
Obviously not HDR. color palette.
In the relatively sluggish SDR viewing experience, I suddenly noticed that the screen of 65x930d is suppressing on-
Screen reflection.
Sony\'s superior detail and clarity with native 4k and upgraded HD remain the same with SDR material, supported by some very impressive motion handling, these processes are able to reduce the impact of jitter and blur without letting the picture look unnatural.
However, in order to avoid the backlight problem of the TV, you have to reduce the brightness of 65x930d to a rather extreme extent (
Compared to the Samsung UN55KS9500, you must of course reduce the SDR brightness further to eliminate the backlight problem)
, In a particularly sharp contrast to the brilliance of set\'s HDR function.
Different 3D performance from Samsung and Philips (
There are reports here)
Sony has not completely shielded 3D from the 2016 TV series yet
65x930 is one of the models that support it.
Unfortunately, however, it does not take its 3D advantage into account.
Its 3D image shows excessive crosstalk ghosting noise, even if you put the 3D glasses brightness option on the low setting that is thought to keep the ghosting at a minimum.
Game performance if you are a player, one of the last things you want to know about the picture performance of 65x930s is that once it receives image data at the input, it
Dying in the call of fate and duty?
It could be the fault of your TV).
Historically, Sony has been one of the best in this critical area of TV performance --
But surprisingly, the 65x930 dropped an average input delay of nearly 50 MS compared to the previous Sony TV.
Even if you choose the game presets for your TV and turn off the remaining video processing systems as much as you can, this will appear.
The average number of nearly 50ms is from about 30ms (
The kind of result I would ideally look)
Up to 64 ms.
As discussed earlier, the 65x930 has eliminated the huge positive
The tweeter made last year-
This is the best sound TV I have ever heard.
The resulting drop in sound quality is really painful.
The problem is simple, the 65x930s speakers are not extended far enough on the bass or treble side of the audio spectrum, the action scene sounds dull, muted, and triple sounds compressed and harsh.
So they sometimes let you back down at high volume. The mid-
The range between the two limited extremes of the audio performance of 65x930s is not bad, thankfully, dealing with sound and non-dynamic audio tracks
Action movies and TV shows are very good.
However, in general, not only did the 65x930s Audio not meet Sony\'s powerful TV audio effort of 2015, which is fairly average by the standards of the whole thin TV world.
We\'re here again.
For the third time in a row, I found myself facing 2016 HDR-
Capable Television, able to provide at the moment of the mind-
Excellent picture quality, but it is difficult to meet the additional light needs of HDR in dark scenes.
The end result of this is the picture performance of HDR 4k content, which is much better than anything released from TV in Sony 90% of the time, but it\'s also more likely to distract you from the backlight problem for 10% of the time.
So you need to keep this equation in mind when deciding whether 65x930 is for you --
If you rarely watch TV in a dark room, it may reduce the percentage of distractions.
Also worth remembering is the slightly disappointing game and audio performance of 65x930s, which requires more brightness from standard dynamic range images than you feel comfortable (
Higher than you were before-end Sony TVs)
In fact, while the Android TV interface has improved since 2015, it still feels cumbersome and unfocused compared to some smart TV competition.
In short, while 65x930 significantly improves the quality of TV images in a way that some kind of emphasis, and can provide 4k HDR images, it usually surprises you, but not every time it takes
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