An overall good buy, i’m glad i purchased this tv. The picture quality is second to none, i was amazed how different the graphics look on my ps4 compared to my previous full hd 1080 sony tv. If you play games on the ps4 you’ll definitely notice the difference in the quality of color’s and detail and overall smoothness of the refresh rate. 4k content such as netflix 4k is what it’s expected to be, i was watching breaking bad in 4k and looked at walter’s mustache and could see every single little hair and the color of each one. The curve of the screen is well balanced and isn’t a problem when watching from a different anglei haven’t tried the 3d feature yet as it doesn’t come with glasses and my previous sony one’s don’t work, but i’m sure it’ll be an experience to rememberpleased with the desgin over all 10/10 from me.
Stunning in hd, impressive elsewhere. Let’s be clear about that first. This 55 inch tv is going to dominate any normal sized living room so be sure you have the space required and crucially be sure that anyone watching will be 7 feet away form the screen as that is the recommended viewing distance for a screen of this size. The first amazing thing about a tv this large is how small it is. What i mean by that is that the body of the tv is amazingly thin, far thinner than the samsung that this replaced. It’s got some weight to it and you’ll need two people to get it out of the box and onto its stand if you’re placing it on a table rather than mounting it on the wall. The box is rather clever though, remove four plastic tabs at the bottom and the body of the box lifts off to leave the tv clear for you to lift out and onto the stand.
Great tv with some minor issues. I have the 55′ tv for over a month now and it’s really a solid piece of product. Visual quality and colours are spot on, i’d say there’s small to none different between 55′ bravia tv and those new oled lg tvs. Sound is really clear and nice even without any sound bar systems. At first i experienced the tv to be quite slow, lag was really noticeable, but after a few updates i think it works well now. Like others mentioned as well, i’d say that pop up text saying ‘screen format: full’ is quite annoying, but i’ve never experienced such a thing when watching films, it starts appearing when sky box is on. Tried going to settings changing a few things, but did not helped at all, sony should definitely look into it. Tv recognizes those films automatically most of the time, no matter if you’re watching it on blu-ray or from your usb hdd. But i’ve noticed some problems. Here are the specifications for the Sony KD – 65S8005C Smart 4K Ultra HD 65 Inch TV – Black (2015 Model) & Sony HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Surround Soundbar and Subwoofer:
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- 4K PROCESSOR X1: Enjoy movies and TV shows boosted to near 4K Ultra HD clarity, with greater colour and contrast
- ANDROID TV: All the personalization, intelligence and entertainment of your smartphone, on the big screen.
- THE PERFECT CURVE: Whatever you watch is now more immersive and more natural. The gentle curve means the whole family can sit and be entertained.
- 2.1 channel sound bar and 80 W power output enables you to experience movies and the sound with the cinematic realism
- Experience cinema quality surround sound with virtual surround sound processing
- S-Master digital amplifier for pure sound quality and clear audio plus provides good sounding music in one step
I ordered this tv after owning a lg 42′ for almost 10 years. The age of my tv never used to bother me. The jump in quality for picture and sound is incredible. I recommend this tv for any gamer who wants to get the best gaming experience possible – i was playing dragon age earlier and the picture is so crisp and beautiful to playthe apps on the homepage are easy to use too. I downloaded jurassic world (i usually buy dvds) and it played with no issues and looked incredible. The only downside is – i went to watch a movie at a friends house. They own a 32′ panasonic and i genuinely missed this tv.
However the android is just a source of frustration. . The screen on this product and the prime function of watching content is fantastic and what i was expecting and i am very happy with, five stars. The other features that i had caution over when buying is horrific. The fact that there is a android side to this tv offering use of apps on the tv sounds promising however you don’t have much control over the apps you can use. That just causes much frustration when you want to use the android side of the tv you are confined to apps they have pre chosen for you and find that apps you want to use are not available. Only useful apps where amazon and netflix both which i have access on other set tops so on this one tv i now have three inputs for amazon. Vision : the screen quality on this unit is out of this world.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Great TV with some minor issues
- Sleek, Elegant and a beautiful immersive experience.
- NOW FIXED: There is a significant problem with Sony 4K TV 3D playback:
- Sony 65″ Curved Screen 4K, 3D TV
- The response for opening apps / streaming amazon prime videos streaming is instant with no crashing or reboots needed like some
- A New Experience of Watching TV
This is the best tv i have ever owned. The picture quality is instantly noticeable and the size of the tv is impressive. The curved feature appears to provide a better viewing experience and does not suffer from glare. The 3d function along with active 3d bluetooth glasses is impressive, much more so than our lg passive 3d tv. The 3d on this tv is so impressive that i jumped for the first time ever from watching a tv film, which is quite a feat. You may see reviews from later 2015/early 2016 complaining about issues with 3d. These have been resolved by sony with recent updates. I updated my tv immediately, and have not experienced any problems at all with any function. The smart tv element is also better than my lg tv, and an added bonus that it runs on android, so you can purchase apps through their playstore.
Now fixed: there is a significant problem with sony 4k tv 3d playback:. Final update: sony have now patched this tv enough for most of the bugs to have finally been ironed out. It’s still flaky at times (freeezing crashes etc) but i don’t regret the purchases. So up to four stars for me, but i cant in all conscience give it five due to all of the problem this tv suffered from for so long. I fervently hope that sony’s 2016 tv’s are released in a better state. Update 3: now fixed, the february firmware update has fixed many of the problems this tv had, so i’m bumping up my score. Android tv is still buggy though, so three stars only at the moment. Update 1: there was a update to the android firmware in the first week of december, but it hasn’t fixed the problem. The problem has also spread to the us, with american customers also complaining it, so this may force sony into taking it more seriously. Sony say their next update will be on 24th december, so fingers crossed.