Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV – Not an Android TV, so be sure you know what you’re getting

Happy with the picture quality.

I bought this tv during the bank holiday sale, and all i can say is it was a bargain. The tv is easy to setup, and comes with a variety of apps. I mainly use the tv to watch movies, tv shows and for gaming (ps4), which all look incredible. I’d highly recommend this tv.

This tv is excellent in all ways except for the poor design of its stand. The feet look as if they belong to a strange woman in high heeled shoes with her feet pointed out at a wierd angle. This apart the stand is steady and we are very pleased with our purchase,.

Pictures of really good but the sound quality was terrible also you had to turn telly on and off every time you want to connect to youtube which was really annoying i bought the lg 43″ around the same time it was nearly half the price and much more easy to use and the sound quality amazing so i sent my sony bravia back and will buy another lg.

Features of Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

Absolutely delighted with this tv – picture quality is awesome. Lots of very good features all easily accessible. Only one niggle – the orientation of the vesa mounting holes means i had to buy an adapter plate for my existing vesa wall mount and now the tv sits quite a bit higher on the wall.

Easy to set up and a really good picture. Very clear and crisp the contrast and colour are really good, though i did overestimate the size and needed to move the furniture slightly to get the best viewing position. The sound is very good but gets a bit mushy at the highest volumes, though this volume is way too high for normal viewing so should not prove a problem. The 4k does make it easy to discern even the smallest detail.

Beautiful picture – even standard definition images look sharp and bright. Sound could be a shade fuller, and it’s a shame they don’t make something like the swf-br100 for it but it’s a great choice for a smaller room.

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4K Ultra HD Resolution –

They don’t make things to last these days but my oils sony is 12 years old and still perfect, i hope this one is as good?.

I have several sony bravia tvs, but this was my first smart tv. I am very pleased indeed with all the features it provides, u tube,netflix and catch up just to mention a few. I was a little surprised to find the tv itself is very light and flimsy, compared with the others i have, but would recommend purchasing.

Very happy with it, easy to set up, great picture & very slim.

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Treated myself to this new tv to go with my newish home. I agree with all of the positive comments regarding picture quality ease of set-up and appearance. The sound is thin and certainly benefits from some form of external sound system be it sound-bar or full audio-visual set-up. One issue i have noticed is with apps like iplayer and more4. On a number of occasions having loaded the app and selected a program it takes forever to try and connect and then fails with a “try later” message. Ive then switched to my amazon fire stick input , selected the same app and program on that and it works perfectly. I have a broadband speed in excess of 50meg and they both connect to the hub wireless. Apart from that issue i’m pleased with the tv.

I love this tv; superb picture and very light weight. My only concerns (which don;t warrant a downgrade in stars ) are that it only has three hdmi ports, one of which you’ll lose if you want to use a sound bar and also that the cable that comes with the power-pack is only a metre long, which can be a problem in terms of routing wiring from a wall, for example. I remedied the cable issue by buying a longer cable (3m) and the hdmi concern can be resolved with a splitter or perhaps just not having so much connected to the tv in the first instance in terms of sound quality, the speakers in the tv are quite adequate and although i did buy the sound bar, i’m not sure you need it in the first instance. I always try and buy sony audio visual products because i like the quality of the product and this tv does not disappoint.

I got this for my 78-year-old mother-in-law, who wasn’t able to watch catch-up tv on iplayer or view prime and netflix on her 2006 telly. She’s not a techie, but she quickly learned how to work it once we’d helped with the set-up (creating a wireless connection to her internet router) and she is absolutely thrilled by the picture quality and the ease of use. Also, it means that when her grandsons come to stay, they will be able to watch their dreadful youtube videos. The one area in which her 12-year-old jvc outperformed this model is in the sound quality, which had a more full-bodied bass to it, but thankfully this model is still pretty good, unlike the tinny, weak sound that televisions of six years ago often had, making a soundbar or speakers a necessary extra. For the more technically minded, it’s great that this tv also allows you to record programmes onto an external hard drive, or use a drive to play home movies. You can also cast your smartphone videos and photos to the television and the quality is really good. Finally, there’s the picture. It’s bright, vivid and with a high refresh rate, easy on the eye.

HDR streaming and gaming –

The setting up of the tv was very simple.

Bargain price on black friday.

Great tv, utterly brilliant picture quality, with great colour depth and vibrancy as well as real clarity. It’s a very easy tv to set up, pairs with wifi really easily and comes with the usual range of apps from netflix, amazon, bbc iplayer etc. Great sound considering the small speaker sizes, but would benefit from a good sound bar. Good design, it’s a very thin tv and while i’ve mounted it on a stand, it would look superb on the wall. Lots of hdmi ports, so easy to link to consoles and tv boxes and a very good bluetooth set up which makes it a charm to link to speakers etc. Works well with chrome-cast tooa really superb tv.

Very easy to attach the feet, which are small but comfortingly stable. As usual with most modern tech, set up is easy as it does most of it for you very quickly, all you’ll need to do is plug in whatever cables you want eg: set top box, aerial, blu ray, etc. The question is, what’s it like when it’s up and running?well, i’m working on the assumption that anyone buying a 4k telly isn’t that interested in the noticably soft image you get with standard definition broadcasts through a tv aeria. That aside, the hd picture is very good. Not great, it definitely lacks a little vibrancy when compared to the same hd broadcast using a humax hd dvdr, but that does illustrate the tvs capabilities, pair it with a good source and it rises to the challenge. To test it’s 4k abilities, i used the dedicated button on the remote for the inbuilt app for netflix (very easy to log into my account). The picture’s excellent even on the default settings, i watched gravity and ingloriouos basterds and the streisand/krisstofferson version of a star is born. It did a good job with all of them and coped well with both the high tech space equipment of gravity and the often dark and murky concert scenes in a star is born. I have to say, sound is pretty impressive through the inbuilt speakers and i think it’d be well worth trying before investing in a sound bar. I found the remote control to be an excellent size, light-ish and with good sized controls without being bulky or unbalanced.

Ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience with HDR10 and Dolby Vision* support for ground-breaking detail, colour and brightness.

Great looking tv, good size, sound not always what i would expect, tv guide and recording system have a mind if their own.

Had it on offer for £489can’t fault it,picture is greatvery fast software, no delay.

Bought by my daughter so she unable to comment.

Power Consumption at standby mode is 0.4 watts and the power consumption at networked standby mode is 1.0 watts

Great tv, i use it mostly for netflix and it works like a charm.

Went for samsung to sony and will never look back.

A network eror has occurred 2123?. Seems like most of the users have this problem, how can i sort it?. Internet connection perfect, youtube and all others apps working perfect, except browser.

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  1. So i’ll start with the negatives:- sometimes the tv freezes or has some weird patterns show up. Can be resolved by unplugging and replugging the socket-on scenes with multiple colours or scenes with quick animations, there can be some blur, but it’s fine if you ignore it. -sound above 50% can be irritating but is reasonable to expect from the tv speakers. Top quality tv, up to 4k, easy setup. It’s worth it for sure and from my experience looking through reviews for all the tv companies and tvs for similar prices. A sony bravia is worth it so go get it(purchased for £400 a few days after xmas).
  2. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    So i’ll start with the negatives:- sometimes the tv freezes or has some weird patterns show up. Can be resolved by unplugging and replugging the socket-on scenes with multiple colours or scenes with quick animations, there can be some blur, but it’s fine if you ignore it. -sound above 50% can be irritating but is reasonable to expect from the tv speakers. Top quality tv, up to 4k, easy setup. It’s worth it for sure and from my experience looking through reviews for all the tv companies and tvs for similar prices. A sony bravia is worth it so go get it(purchased for £400 a few days after xmas).
  3. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    I’ve had this tv a month now and so far so good. The picture on amazon prime 4k is amazing. The sound on the tv is ok, but i use my av receiver and speakers for much better sound quality. Or i would recommend a soundbar. For the price this is a quality 4k tv.
  4. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    I’ve had this tv a month now and so far so good. The picture on amazon prime 4k is amazing. The sound on the tv is ok, but i use my av receiver and speakers for much better sound quality. Or i would recommend a soundbar. For the price this is a quality 4k tv.
  5. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    Brilliant picture light weight and everything you would expect from sony.
    1. This is a great tv, i am disappointed when purchasing a bravia i assumed it would produce the same features as the older models i have but the categories have been removed from the epg screen. I used this facility a lot specially the movies page.
      1. This is a great tv, i am disappointed when purchasing a bravia i assumed it would produce the same features as the older models i have but the categories have been removed from the epg screen. I used this facility a lot specially the movies page.
  6. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    I have had the tv for a few days now and feel ready to write a review. This tv was delivered on time a very nice slim design tv with great picture quality. My only issue is the sound quality not as good as i expected from a high end tv.
  7. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    I have had the tv for a few days now and feel ready to write a review. This tv was delivered on time a very nice slim design tv with great picture quality. My only issue is the sound quality not as good as i expected from a high end tv.
      1. Great picture with all the necessary connectivity for our exisiting hdmi devices.
  8. Ok, so parents have got a samsung smart tv, that is a true android tv. That lets them install stuff from google play store and basically change all the apps on the tv. This sony offering is based on linux, which means as far as i can tell, that the apps that are installed won’t really change (apart from updates). Watch out for pricing too, as the 43″ and the 49″ were the same price when i ordered it, and at around 399 for the 49″ version i’m really happy with the quality and the price. The sound isn’t really that great, and be careful if you have more than 3 hdmi devices to attach to it (only has 3 hdmi ports. – and a soundbar could easily take one of these. )however, for what i needed, it was perfect, as i already have an nvidia shield to give me plex, kodi, and all the other stuff, plus an xbox for gaming, so it’s basically just a big old 49″ screen that i wanted, and in that case it’s great. Picture looks really clear (top tip – search on netflix for 4k and take a look at the first few titles to show you what your tv can do), sound is ok i suppose, but i’m still waiting on a soundbar, and i’d recommend getting an external hard drive so you can record directly from the tv onto the drive (if you don’t already have plex or something similar to do this for you). All in all, a fairly basic tv, with a decent tuner, a couple of good apps (netflix, youtube, etc), but if you want a standalone version and won’t be using something else such as an xbox or similar, i’d plump for something with a little more weight behind it.
  9. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    Ok, so parents have got a samsung smart tv, that is a true android tv. That lets them install stuff from google play store and basically change all the apps on the tv. This sony offering is based on linux, which means as far as i can tell, that the apps that are installed won’t really change (apart from updates). Watch out for pricing too, as the 43″ and the 49″ were the same price when i ordered it, and at around 399 for the 49″ version i’m really happy with the quality and the price. The sound isn’t really that great, and be careful if you have more than 3 hdmi devices to attach to it (only has 3 hdmi ports. – and a soundbar could easily take one of these. )however, for what i needed, it was perfect, as i already have an nvidia shield to give me plex, kodi, and all the other stuff, plus an xbox for gaming, so it’s basically just a big old 49″ screen that i wanted, and in that case it’s great. Picture looks really clear (top tip – search on netflix for 4k and take a look at the first few titles to show you what your tv can do), sound is ok i suppose, but i’m still waiting on a soundbar, and i’d recommend getting an external hard drive so you can record directly from the tv onto the drive (if you don’t already have plex or something similar to do this for you). All in all, a fairly basic tv, with a decent tuner, a couple of good apps (netflix, youtube, etc), but if you want a standalone version and won’t be using something else such as an xbox or similar, i’d plump for something with a little more weight behind it.
    1. I gave this tv to my divorced sister in law because she works hard and has two children and is sensible enough to not want to spend good money on a tv. However, with two young boys the pressure was on to get a tv with a decent picture and most of all connection to the internet for youtube. Today it rather seems that all childrens tv is on the web now. Anyway, i rocked up with this and honestly the two children did the wall of death around the living room clutching their parts when they spotted the youtube button and netflix button on the handset. I find it somewhat astonishing how things have changed from my childhood in the 70’s. Maybe not better perhaps but i guess maybe we all look back with more fondness as we get older. So, first things first is to get the tv set up and this is about as easy as it can be. Two stands to be fitted using a total of four philips head screws which took me all of five minutes flat to do. The tv is light as well so you don’t need to be a weight lifter to move it around. Then connect up the ariel, cat5 cable and any hdmi cables you have.
      1. I gave this tv to my divorced sister in law because she works hard and has two children and is sensible enough to not want to spend good money on a tv. However, with two young boys the pressure was on to get a tv with a decent picture and most of all connection to the internet for youtube. Today it rather seems that all childrens tv is on the web now. Anyway, i rocked up with this and honestly the two children did the wall of death around the living room clutching their parts when they spotted the youtube button and netflix button on the handset. I find it somewhat astonishing how things have changed from my childhood in the 70’s. Maybe not better perhaps but i guess maybe we all look back with more fondness as we get older. So, first things first is to get the tv set up and this is about as easy as it can be. Two stands to be fitted using a total of four philips head screws which took me all of five minutes flat to do. The tv is light as well so you don’t need to be a weight lifter to move it around. Then connect up the ariel, cat5 cable and any hdmi cables you have.
  10. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    Got this on an amazon black friday sale and so far we’re very impressed with the sound and superb picture quality. No distoyfor such a big screen even if you sit close to it. That’s kind of remarkable really. If it stays this way i’d say we got a great deal.
    1. Got this on an amazon black friday sale and so far we’re very impressed with the sound and superb picture quality. No distoyfor such a big screen even if you sit close to it. That’s kind of remarkable really. If it stays this way i’d say we got a great deal.
  11. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    Have been dealing with my mother in law’s panasonic tv. Like the previous tv i had both have impenetrable and overly ridiculous complicated interfaces. This sony tv blows them away on every level. Picture quality, sound and the user interface. My husband is a tv camera man and he is very impressed with the picture quality. Yes you can get better but my goodness you would have to pay a great deal more. What he is less impressed with, and that is not the fault of sony, is what is available when it comes to 4k programmes. He also rates the sound which he thinks is very good. It is really easy to set up. Like the design of it and the way the legs hide the wires.
  12. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    Have been dealing with my mother in law’s panasonic tv. Like the previous tv i had both have impenetrable and overly ridiculous complicated interfaces. This sony tv blows them away on every level. Picture quality, sound and the user interface. My husband is a tv camera man and he is very impressed with the picture quality. Yes you can get better but my goodness you would have to pay a great deal more. What he is less impressed with, and that is not the fault of sony, is what is available when it comes to 4k programmes. He also rates the sound which he thinks is very good. It is really easy to set up. Like the design of it and the way the legs hide the wires.
  13. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    I have the previous ‘xe’ model in a smaller screen size too. This newer ‘xf’ model adds freeview play and supposedly better hdr. The stand is more attractive too, but otherwise it’s pretty much identical, with super-slim bezels and a subtle yet classy design. I can’t tell much difference in hdr performance, even on sony’s special 4k test videos on youtube. It looks pretty good to me, but not remarkable. But this isn’t a high-end television. It’s actually amazing value for what you get. I have always been delighted with the picture of my xe and i’m equally delighted with this one. Inevitably this tv is most impressive when you watch 4k hdr stuff. The 49-inch screen size really adds impact when you watch a 4k film on netflix.
    1. I have the previous ‘xe’ model in a smaller screen size too. This newer ‘xf’ model adds freeview play and supposedly better hdr. The stand is more attractive too, but otherwise it’s pretty much identical, with super-slim bezels and a subtle yet classy design. I can’t tell much difference in hdr performance, even on sony’s special 4k test videos on youtube. It looks pretty good to me, but not remarkable. But this isn’t a high-end television. It’s actually amazing value for what you get. I have always been delighted with the picture of my xe and i’m equally delighted with this one. Inevitably this tv is most impressive when you watch 4k hdr stuff. The 49-inch screen size really adds impact when you watch a 4k film on netflix.
      1. The sony kd49xf7002bu 49 inch 4k hdr ultra hd smart tv with freeview playrating: 4. 5our 6-year-old samsung 36″ 720p/1080i flat screen just died on us last week, so getting this sony kd49xf7002bu 49 inch 4k hdr ultra hd smart tv with freeview play is a major step on the evolutionary pathway. The sony kd49xf7002bu tv is an impressive piece of kit. Connecting to our nas (synology diskstation) was just a question of plugging in a network cable. The result is wonderful and makes it easy for watching films, with 1080p films upscaling looking good too. Apart from setting up the inbuilt tuner, we have also connected our sky plus, where standard sd sky tv looks good, the resulting sky hd looks very good and ps3 works well. The main thing to bear in mind is to allow the tv’s inbuilt tuner to download digital terrestrial tv, otherwise, the setup process does not complete well. We have not tried the usb recording option yet, but it is a very good plus point. If you are going to wall mount this unit, best to do some research for the best bracket. In our case, we bought the invision® ultra strong tv wall bracket mount – for 37 – 70 inch led lcd plasma & curved screens.
  14. This review is from : Sony KD65XF7002 65 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black

    The sony kd49xf7002bu 49 inch 4k hdr ultra hd smart tv with freeview playrating: 4. 5our 6-year-old samsung 36″ 720p/1080i flat screen just died on us last week, so getting this sony kd49xf7002bu 49 inch 4k hdr ultra hd smart tv with freeview play is a major step on the evolutionary pathway. The sony kd49xf7002bu tv is an impressive piece of kit. Connecting to our nas (synology diskstation) was just a question of plugging in a network cable. The result is wonderful and makes it easy for watching films, with 1080p films upscaling looking good too. Apart from setting up the inbuilt tuner, we have also connected our sky plus, where standard sd sky tv looks good, the resulting sky hd looks very good and ps3 works well. The main thing to bear in mind is to allow the tv’s inbuilt tuner to download digital terrestrial tv, otherwise, the setup process does not complete well. We have not tried the usb recording option yet, but it is a very good plus point. If you are going to wall mount this unit, best to do some research for the best bracket. In our case, we bought the invision® ultra strong tv wall bracket mount – for 37 – 70 inch led lcd plasma & curved screens.