|Item Weight||40 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||64.44 x 7.31 x 37.88 inches|
|Item model number||XBR65A8G|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Color Name||65 Inch|
Sony XBR-65A8G 65 Inch TV: BRAVIA OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility - 2019 Model
- Exquisite contrast: OLED technology reveals stunningly real detail, depth, textures and color
- Incredible clarity: x Reality Pro upscale images to near 4K clarity while reducing on screen noise
- Say It. See It. Connect Alexa to your compatible Sony TV to stream smart camera feeds with your voice. You can also ask Alexa to play music, launch video apps, and more and see it all on your Sony TV.
- High dynamic range: combined with IMAX enhanced and Dolby Vision for the total cinematic experience
- Sound revolution: immersive audio emanates from the entire OLED screen with acoustic Surface technology
- Authentic color: TRILUMINOS Display works with 4K super Bit Mapping to create True to life OLED colors
- Android TV: 65in flat screen OLED TV with the Google Assistant built in; Alexa and Google Home compatible
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8 million individual pixels. One amazingly sharp, incredibly real image. Sony’s new A8G OLED TV utilizes the Picture Processor X1 Extreme and 4K X-Reality PRO technology to transform your content. Experience how the absolute black of OLED combines with 4K HDR clarity and the vibrant colors of the TRILUMINOS Display to display a dazzling picture. Sony BRAVIA OLED TV. Power Requirements(Voltage/Frequency): 60 Hz for UL cUL 50/60 Hz for other AC 120 V for UL cUL AC 110-240 V for other.
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A month ago I purchased a 55" LG C9 OLED TV to replace my aging Panasonic Plasma I had in my bedroom. I use a LG C7 OLED in my living room and these two OLED's have fantastic pictures.
When I was offered the Sony A8G to review I was very excited. I had been looking at the A9F and was very impressed with that model but passed on it for the LG C9. Then I heard that the "G" series had just come out and was sporting a newer OLED panel and a better image processor than the "F" series. So when the A8G arrived I decided to put it to the test right away.
First of all I love the A8G form factor and design. It is as thin, sleek and has all the typical ports one would expect on a TV in this price range. The base pedal is really nice, it is adjustable from almost zero clearance at the bottom to high enough that you can fit almost any sound bar underneath it. The wall mount capabilities are excellent and it seems like it would be almost picture like against the wall.
The Video out of the box is outstanding. Now before I go into detail let me explain, I am splitting hairs here when I compare these TV's. On a Still or static image you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between any of the OLED TV's. All the panels for the last two years are very close in quality. What you are getting with this newer TV panel is just a slight increase in the image quality on a static images. The real magic comes in with the image processors and how they deal with fast moving images and the quality in up scaling of 1080P and even old 480 SD images to 4K. Also Lag time for gaming gets better with each new generation.
The A8G is second in line to the A9G and has a slightly slower image processor, but it blows the doors off of all OLEDs that are even a year older.
For testing I used my nVidia shield TV playing high bit rate Demo files (580MB for 90 seconds of video). I used my 4K UHD copy of Pacific Rim and for live TV I used a Directv C61K 4K client receiver on channel 104 and 105 for the world cup.
The ability to clean up artifacts and motion issues on the Sony was outstanding. It blew away my LG C7 and was on par with my LG C9. Black levels were just as good as the C9 and better than the C7. I think color gradients was the surprising one. I found that the Sony had slightly better color gradients than the LG C9. It's slight but enough that I could notice in the 4K demo files. The upscaling was very good with this TV, it was able to make 1080P material look extremely good and even helped the older SD material slightly more than the LG, which was a surprise. (480P is still not great, but you cant turn garbage into perfume). Digital artifacts and other picture issues were cleaned up nicely by the Sony and overall the picture is very impressive.
I guess most people will be using a sound bar with a TV like this but if your not it's good to know that Sony did an excellent job with the built in sound system. This model uses two screen vibrating speakers. I was dubious but they actually managed to keep the good clean sound quality, especially in the voice range and the rear subwoofers on this TV are actually very good.
Overall I would not hesitate to recommend this TV for someone looking to get the latest and greatest OLED. If you own an OLED that is two years old and are into high quality video you will see a really nice difference in picture quality. If your just a casual TV viewer you might not. As I said this OLED technology is getting to the point of splitting hairs.
If your coming from a Plasma TV, LED TV or an OLED TV that is three years or more in age this Sony will be a huge step up in black levels and color rendering and motion handling.
One last thing, I have never experienced burn in with any of my OLEDS. You really do not need to worry about burn in unless you do something incredibly stupid like leaving a static image on the screen for ten hours.
BTW I never write reviews.
This is a true 4K tv and has the ability to do true HDR. This is either a 10 bit or 12 bit panel and it has the color gamut to seriously display pictures and movies the way they were intended. The screen gets bright and I see no washout and Zero trouble hitting those inkwell colored blacks. It’s simply amazing because the individual pixels actually turn off to make the screen black and I don’t think that can be beat because...physics. Both LG and Sony have this benefit on their OLED tv’s.
Concerning HDR, it has my favorite and what I consistently see to be the best; Dolby Vision. HDR 10 is great but it is open source (which I love open source but in this case Dolby is better to me). The reason for this is because to have Dolby Vision, they have to actually pay to get certified and from what I read, Dolby makes sure they are on par with their standards before giving certification. They also test this “end-to-end” to make sure it translates to consumers. Other tv’s that are only 8 bit cannot do true HDR but rather some lite version. This tv DOES also support HDR10 (which Xbox uses and my OLED LG tv won’t show video games in HDR10 but only videos..which is odd). This tv also has a somewhat newer HLG “Hybrid Log Gamma” which does not use metadata to show HDR. Dolby Vision uses metadata for every frame whereas HDR10 uses only the general metadata as a sort of “one size fits all” kind of scenario. Bottom line, Dolby Vision seems to be the best to me and it has to be up to a certain standard to be certified as such. This tv tackles HDR like a champ!
When I compare this to the LG B8 (2018 version), the picture is better on the Sony and gaming is better for me...and sound (and the LG is NO slouch either) but the magic remote on the LG and their OS is better. I like HDR more on the Sony but if you get either tv (OLED LG or OLED Sony), you’re getting an awesome one!
Upscaling: This tv does the best job of upscaling 1080p content that I’ve seen out of any tv before. It is awesome! It does a pretty good job with 480p and 720p but 1080p is outstanding. The LG is great as well but the 1080p seems to stand apart with the Sony.
Content: There is a LOT more 4K material out there than there used to be but there could be a cost associated with data. Not a lot of people mention it but a SD streamed movie might be 1 Gb whereas the same movie HD streamed might be 3-5 GB...the same 4K movie could be 25 to 50 or more GB’s...HDR adds a bit and it could eat up a data cap quickly and cause ancillary expenses. You also need good enough speeds to get 4K and HDR content (usually at least 25Mbps download for 4K and yet and if you want HDR on top, about 27-30Mbps download speeds.
Has pretty much all HDR capabilities
Chrome cast built in (and works well)
Kind of a cheap remote...definitely not like the LG
User Interface could be faster
LOTS of good apps
No built-in Internet Browser (I added via an app)
4 HDMI with 4K at 60hz and an ARC (good for Sonos, a/v receiver)
Headphone/speaker 3.5mm jack
OTA Tuner - I believe it is Clear Qam (needed for digital channels & pretty much standard now)
Best built in sound I’ve heard from a TV
Games in App Store (I’ve not tried yet)
48 & 3/8 inches wide via my measurements & 27 & 7/8” tall screen (not including stand)
RIDICULOUSLY thin! LG is as well for OLED
Has IR blaster included
Amazing 10 or 12 bit panel
GREAT WiFi! It’s not the new ax standard but good.
Ingenious stand! Can turn around to accommodate a sound bar (love this); gives about 4”
User Interface could be faster (firmware can fix)
You could experience some screen “burn in” on either LG or Sony but it’s not likely unless you watch a lot of news or content with a ticker up top or bottom continuously. All OLED’s have this risk but I’ve not seen any retention (temporarily or permanent) so far.
Seems to not allow me to “stretch” the screen on builtin Netflix app (so bars are present). This kind of drives me crazy but this TV wasn’t launched too long ago so I think that will be fixed
This, along with the LG OLED are my 1a and 1b (not sure which is which because they are both almost perfect to me) TV’s because picture quality and HDR rates highly for me. I really don’t think you can go wrong with either. This Sony looks amazing and sounds amazing and I’m sure the firmware update will follow.
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For ME its was worth every penny. Remember to really benefit from this TV try finding content with HDR(high dynamic range) Ultra HD , 4K. Netflix and Prime has alot of them and now almost all movies have ultra HD with HDR + 4K. You Can’t go wrong its where future is heading.
It's easy to install, might need some picture tuning to fit your own bill. The remote control is meh, feel pretty plasticy. Not a dealer killer to me though.
Overall, a great TV. Highly recommended!
The TV is beautiful, contrast is amazing, the sound is impressive and the screen is extremely thin. There is not much to complain about, the only thing that stands out is that the android software that could be improved a bit. Definitely a recommended product for anyone looking for the latest in TV Tech. If however, you’re buying a TV for your kid now that they are off to university or installing a tv in the guest bedroom, neither would likely need the features of this TV.
Sony did an extremely impressive job with both the box and the set-up instructions. It was easy to install, but due to the weight of the TV, 2 Adults are required for the final mounting step. The most impressive part is that the box separates in a way where the top and sides of the box lift off. Leaving only the TV and maybe 8 inches of cardboard to lift the tv out of. It would be amazing if Sony could further this and somehow allow the tv to be mounted without lifting it out of the box, but that may be a stretch and I'll give credit where credit is due.
The TV setup process was easy, but before you start you need to make a few choices; 1. Do you want to link a google account to enable the extra voice assistant features such as google home or Alexa (yes you need a google account for Alexa too) 1.b if yes; Do you do want to use an existing Google account will all of your data is available on the TV? Or create a new TV google account? Once you have decided, start with the on-screen setup. Just be careful with the prompts, it will also allow you to sync your account setting with your phone if you so choose. After completion, I recommend you adjust some settings
1. If you want the best picture turn off eco mode (uses more power)
2. Increase Contrast to 90 and brightness to match the need of the room.
3. If you watch lots of SD content under Clarity turn on Reality Creation. You can also turn on Random noise reduction, Digital noise reduction, and smooth gradation. But turn them off those 3 off for any HD content.
4. For HDR content turn on cinema Pro
5. To remove judder, turn on Clearness, then change content change motion flow to “truecinema” and then change Cinemotion to high. For 24p the judder will be removed, and for 60p it will be reduced, this inputs black frames into the content to remove the judder effect.
6. Adjust the white balance to match your liking.
7. Adjust the sound settings to your liking
8. Update The android software, the version preinstalled is likely out of date
As this is an OLED TV the contrast and picture are second to none, and quite honestly amazing. The blacks are pure black ( as the pixel will turn off) and content is well displayed. After finetuning your tv/picture settings you should have no complaints about quality. If you do stream your video content, do make sure your bandwidth is high enough to support the new TV. Amazon prime video/Netflix will auto stream to 4k ( if you pay for the 4k Netflix) so long as your internet speed is high enough, otherwise, it will display lower quality content and you are not going to be able to take full advantage of the TV. Also, be aware of the increased bandwidth usage, you likely want unlimited internet to reduce your worries.
LCD/LED vs OLED
Despite the O in front of LED and the common use of marketing to sell similar tech. The technology behind OLED is very different. Each pixel on an OLED TV can be locally turned off. This is what gives it a dramatic contrast. In LED TV’s they use local Dimming to improve the contrasts. This essentially means they reduce the led brightness in certain areas of the TV to help with the Contrast. The quality of this ranges largely on the TV manufacturer and the manufacturing date. More recent LED tv’s have a much higher quality of local dimming than those 4 years ago ( full-array local dimming vs top/bottom lit dimming) but it was not until OLED that each pixel was able to be controlled separately.
OLED vs QLED
QLED is Samsungs’s next-gen display while OLED is made by LG. The quality of OLED still better than QLED due to the OLED features mentioned earlier. QLED is still fundamentality the same as LED, Samsung has simply added a quantum dot layer to their LCD to improve the brightness and colour. Due to this QLED tv’s are cheaper to manufacture and the price of the TV’s reflect this. Other than brightness OLED beat QLED for picture quality in every other capacity including Viewing angle, uniformity, contrast, and colour. Due to LG making the OLED panels, you will also get a more consistent experience from one OLED tv to another.
I have never heard a Flat-screen TV’s integrated speakers sounds so good. The sounds quality sounds more like a $100 sounds bar than sound coming from a TV. Despite the dramatic improvement, there is still distortion at the higher volume levels and it lacks a deep base that only a proper soundbar with a sub can produce. If you are buying the tv and have a sounds system already you are set. If you are looking for simplicity over sound quality this will do you fine, but realistically if you want your sound to be as nice as the picture a separate soundbar is recommended.
The OS is solid after the initial update, it runs Android TV 8.0, it has prime video and Netflix preinstalled and the remote has a dedicated Netflix button. Android can be customized to your preference relatively easily. No complaints on the OS, screen mirroring works well and so does Chromecast. Would be nice if the TV had true Alexa integration instead of relying on the skill library. Other than that it is largely intuitive
This is the smallest OLED on the market 55”, so a good point of compromise with your spouse would be saying you’ll get a new OLED TV but the smallest one.
As for picture quality, this display is GORGEOUS. Vibrant colors and true blacks, with the CineMotion making things buttery smooth, I love watching content on this screen.
This model, also running Android TV, is noticeably snappier than the 2018 model. Browsing content is smoother and easier to get through because of it. The interface is well designed and works perfect. I haven't found any need to hack on another launcher.
The remote with this one is actually not as nice as the 2018 model as well. The old model has a full rubber face on it which would make it spill resistant from what I can tell. This 2019 model has a hard plastic face with rubber buttons poking out of holes. The buttons themselves are not very nice to press on this year's model either; the press distance is too deep.
Setting this puppy up is definitely a 2 person job. Please don't attempt to set this up by yourself. Unboxing and setup instructions come with it, including pictures and illustrations so it's easy to understand and follow. Once it's physically set up, turning it on the first time and configuring it, if you have an existing Android phone or tablet, is so smooth and easy. I had it up and running (ready to download the software update) within 5 minutes.
This TV has a hefty price tag but it's well worth the money. If you spend any amount of time with media on-screen, this beauty is an absolute delight to use. The only downfall is that you'll no longer enjoy lesser televisions as much as you once did.
I am a bit of a TV nut having a total of 7 TV's in my home. I've always had a love affair for TV's so I'm always happy to try something new like this OLED TV. I have some Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, & LG's at present.
Right out of the box, this Sony OLED TV has a stunning picture and brilliant colors that are well defined.
I only needed some minor picture tweaks to suit my visual preferences like most will.
The set-up was quick and easy with the supplied menu navigation...no issues there.
Remote was easy to use and the TV paired very well with a 4K Blu-Ray Player & a cable box.
Sound quality is very impressive and better than any other flat screen TV that I've tried!
The picture is better than every other TV that we own..however my Samsung 4K TV gives it a really good run.
My only issue is the cost of this bad boy...I have a top end 75 inch Samsung LED 4K Ultra HDR TV and it's picture is also very impressive....blacks are incredible for an LED and very close to this Sony.
Given that they are the same cost I'd likely go with the extra 20 inches of screen to be honest.
Bottom line is that this is an excellent TV with amazing picture & audio quality but the cost is still a bit too high IMO.
Solid 4 stars...I'd give it a solid 5 if the cost was a bit more reasonable...
-Great Color Range (Wide color gamut with HDR)
-OLED (True Blacks, Nice Contrast)
-Great Viewing Angles (No color shift)
-Android TV (Netflix, Youtube, etc.)
-Built-in Speakers are okay (Consider getting a soundbar)
-Input lag for gaming (Tiny bit of latency (~20), but it's definitely tolerable - Remember to put it in game mode)
This TV is absolutely beautiful. It's got really great colors straight out of the box (can be calibrated) and a very nice contrast to go along with it. It also has a fantastic range of colors thanks to Wide color gamut and HDR. Anything I watch just looks stunning, even comparing it to other OLED TVs with HDR. If you're on the edge of buying this TV, Try going to a brick and mortar store to see the colors in real life. It's hard to describe it with just words (a photo would do it injustice).
There are only 2 things that I don't really like about the TV. The first one are the speakers. The sound lacks bass and can't handle loud volumes without distortion. I would definitely recommend a decent soundbar to go along with this TV. The 2nd issue I had was with gaming. While playing games on my PS4 Pro, I was able to play at 4k resolution, but I noticed a little bit of input lag (compared to my computer monitor). I looked up reviews and found other reviewers having similar issues. Although the lag is small (maybe 20-40ms), it's noticeable when you're coming from a low input lag monitor. If your primary purpose of buying this TV is to play games, I would recommend buying one with a lower input lag. All of this was with game mode on.
Overall, if you're looking for a high-end decently priced TV, this might be the one for you. It's got all the bells and whistles a 4K TV should have and offers are very pleasant viewing experience.
The TV itself is easy to set up in the sense that it comes with clear instructions, but you'll ideally need 2 people to put it together and move it if you don't want any damages. The screen is very thin, so I'm able to place it atop my TV stand and have a little bit of space behind it on both sides of my shelf to hide things like a power bar. The TV itself also hides a bit of the cables you connect to it like the HDMI cable so you can better organize the devices you connect to it.
Overall very impressed with this TV, and the price tag is worth it to me for the amazing picture quality and the smart capabilities it offers. Before purchasing, consider what you are looking for in a TV before shelling out this amount of money.