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Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV - XBR-85X950B

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4K (3840x2160) Resolution/ 4K X-Reality PRO Picture Engine/ X-Tended Dynamic Range/ TRILUMINOS Display/ 3D (2K Only) Format Support/ Audio Return Channel/ DLNA/ Internet Browser/ One-Touch Mirroring/ Built-In WiFi/ LightSensor Technology/ 24p True Cinema/ Intelligent Picture Optimizer/ Motionflow XR 960/ Super-Resolution For Game Mode/ Black Finish
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Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV - XBR85X950B

If you want the best Sony offers, look no further. Sony’s highest-end flagship model is here, sporting four times the clarity of HD, phenomenal color and up to 3x the brightness range of standard LED HDTVs. Every subtle detail you see is produced with remarkable accuracy and the most lifelike hues. The TRILUMINOS display delivers the widest color spectrum we've ever offered in a TV. But what really sets this TV apart is Sony’s exclusive X-tended Dynamic Range PRO full array local dimming technology for up to 3x the brightness range and the deepest blacks we’ve ever offered.


  • Four times clearer than HD
    The 4K Ultra HD screen contains over 8 million individual pixels1 that transform everything you watch into a life-like experience. Advanced picture processing also ensures that every single pixel displays images with superb brightness and authentic detail
  • Upscale everything you watch to 4K Ultra HD
    Suddenly, everything looks better. All of your existing HD sports, TV shows and movies are upscaled to super clear 4K quality. Even YouTube® clips and smartphone videos are enhanced with stunning results. The 4K X-Reality™ PRO picture engine analyzes and processes every image to refine color, clarity and detail for a beautifully natural picture
  • Up to 3x brightness means contrast beyond comparison
    Sony’s exclusive X-tended Dynamic Range technology with full array local dimming produces contrast beyond comparison. You’ll get the peak brightness that LED TVs are known for as well as deeper blacks previously only associated with Plasma TVs. Keeping the light areas bright while keeping blacks truly black is called widening dynamic range. In the image shown, notice the difference in detail of the dark buildings combined with the brightness of the city lights. The difference certainly is dynamic
  • More brilliant expanded color
    Spoil yourself with the widest color spectrum we’ve ever offered on a television. Unique to Sony, TRILUMINOS Display technology creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors—just the way you want them. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better, too, with natural skin tones. It’s all thanks to a TRILUMINOS display that uses more colors to produce a more vibrant picture
  • The most feature films in 4K
    Add a Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X10, sold separately) for exclusive access to the Video Unlimited 4K service, which hosts the largest selection of feature films and TV episodes in 4K Ultra HD for the home. Choose to download new releases and classic films for rental or purchase. Or choose from a vast library of included 4K videos
  • The future of 4K Entertainment is here
    Sony's 2014 4K Ultra HD TVs are optimized to support new codecs that are needed for a variety of current and forthcoming 4K video services including Netflix and Video Unlimited 4K. There's also 500px for viewing breathtaking professional photos in 4K and PlayMemories Online to share your personal photos. Lastly, they also support the latest HDMI to connect external media players (sold separately), and 4K/60p playback for viewing 4K sports in the future
  • Stream PS3® games directly to your TV
    Bring the immersive world of PlayStation® directly to your TV with PlayStation™ Now. For the first time discover and play PlayStation® 3 games – all streamed directly to your TV and played by connecting a DUALSHOCK® 3 controller to your TV. Choose from individual game rentals or subscribe to a variety channel of games and let epic adventures begin
  • Find everything faster
    An even faster way to find what you want. With ‘One-Flick’ on the remote you can instantly pull up a short cut menu that lets you navigate to your favorite TV channels, networked photos, and online videos from YouTube™, Crackle™, and Video Unlimited
  • Watch together, even while apart
    With Social Viewing you can watch TV, follow tweets and Skype, all at the same time. You can enjoy sports, TV shows, or movies with your friends and family even if you are not together. Add your Skype® video chat to the TV screen and cheer together when your favorite team scores. To add tweets on screen, choose a hashtag, and see comments relating to your show flow across the screen
  • Lifelike motion
    Tired of the watching TV that can’t keep up with real life movements? Sony’s Refresh Rate Technology allows fast moving action sequences in movies and sports to be lifelike and smooth. Every movement—like seeing the football flip end to end on a kickoff—appears with true, fluid motion and minimal judder
  • Your smartphone, now on TV
    Movies, music and apps from your smartphone can now be viewed big on your TV. With three ways to connect Android phones and tablets to the TV, Sony is helping you add value to the entertainment you already own
  • Control your TV with your smartphone or tablet
    Watch TV the fast and fun way with TV SideView. Control the TV or browse the channel guide with your smartphone or tablet device (Android or iOS), all without interfering with what you’re watching on the TV. Learn more about the show you’re watching right now, like cast and episode details, or search other channels, internet videos and even Netflix. There’s even an easy way to live-tweet during your favorite shows



  • 3D: Active
  • 3D Format Support: Yes (2K only)
  • 3D Super-resolution: Yes
  • 3D Sync Transmitter Integrated: Yes
  • Auto 3D Depth Adjustment: Yes
  • Simulated 3D: Yes (2K only)


  • Audio Power Output: 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W
  • Speaker Configuration: 2.1ch, Two way speaker [Tweeter (40 mm) x 2, Woofer (50 x 100 mm) x 2]
  • Speaker Configuration: Subwoofer (80 mm) x 2
  • Speaker Position: Down Firing
  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • Alternate Audio (Digital): Yes
  • Audio Out: Fixed / Variable
  • Auto Mute (on no signal): Yes
  • Clear Phase Speaker: Yes
  • Digital Out Format: Dolby Digital, PCM
  • Dolby®: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
  • Headphone/Speaker Link: Yes
  • Reflector: Yes
  • S-Master: Yes
  • Signal-to-Sound Architecture: Yes
  • Sony Original Surround: S-Force Front Surround
  • Sound Booster: Yes
  • Sound Mode
    • Standard
    • Cinema
    • Sports
    • Music
    • Game
    • Compressed Audio
  • Stereo System: MTS (AUTO SAP)


  • Auto Photo Mode: Yes
  • Auto Shut-off: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Channel Block (with password): Analog & Digital
  • Channel Jump: Yes
  • Channel Surf: Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels: Yes
  • Info Banner: Yes
  • Input Skip: Auto
  • Label Inputs: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
  • On-Screen Clock: Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Panorama: Yes (2K only)
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Photo Frame Mode: Yes
  • Picture Adjustments Lock: Yes
  • Scene Select
    • Photo
    • Music
    • Cinema
    • Game
    • Graphics
    • Sports
    • Animation
  • Show/Hide Channels: Yes
  • Skin Naturalizer: Yes (2K only)
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Twin Picture: PAP (Variable)
  • USB Play: Yes (USB viewer supports FAT16, FAT32, exFAT and NTFS file systems.)
  • USB Play (Contents): MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI(XVID) / AVI(MotionJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / WAV / JPEG / MPO / RAW(ARW)
  • USB Super Multi-Format Play: Yes

Customizing Capability

  • RS-232C Control: Yes for SonySTD


  • Illumination LED: Yes


  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Resolution: QFHD
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Over 1 million
  • Screen Size (cm): 214.8 cm
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 85"(84.6")
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left): 88/88 degree
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down): 88/88 degree
  • Backlight Type: LED
  • Deep Black Panel: Yes
  • Dimming Type: Local Dimming
  • Display Device: LCD
  • OptiContrast Panel: Yes
  • Triluminos Display: Yes

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Backlight Off Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
  • Power Saving Modes: Yes


  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC): Analog
  • Closed Captions (CC): Digital
  • Demo Mode: Yes
  • Finish (Surface Color): Black
  • HDMI™ InstaPort: Yes
  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 2 (Rear)
  • Audio Out: 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 (Rear / Hybrid)
  • Composite Video Input(s): 2 (1 Rear / 1 Rear Hybrid w/ Component)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI PC Input Format
    • 640x480@60Hz
    • 800x600@60Hz
    • 1280x768@60Hz
    • 1280x768Hz
    • 1360x768Hz
    • 1024x768@60Hz
    • 1280x1024@60Hz
    • 1920x1080@60Hz
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): 4 (Side)
  • HDMI™ PC Input: Yes
  • Headphone Output(s): 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ Audio Out)
  • MHL: Yes
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Side)
  • RS-232C Input(s): 1 (Side / Stereo Mini Jack)
  • Subwoofer Out: 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP and Audio Out)
  • USB 2.0: 3 (Side)


  • DLNA Content: MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI(XVID) / AVI(MotionJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / LPCM / JPEG / MPO
  • Guide and Search: Yes
  • Internet Browser: Yes (Opera)
  • Net AD: Yes (depends on ad provider)
  • One-Flick entertainment: Yes
  • One-touch mirroring: Yes
  • Opera Apps (System): Yes
  • Photo Share: Yes
  • Related Search: Yes
  • Screen mirroring: Yes
  • Seamless Streaming: Yes
  • Search: Yes
  • Skype™: Integrated
  • Social Viewing: Yes (Skype & Tweet)
  • Sony Entertainment Network: Yes
  • TV SideView™: Yes
  • TV Tweet: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Certified: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.4Ghz / 5Ghz (for Wi-Fi Direct / Screen mirroring: 2.4Ghz Only)
  • Wi-Fi Standard: a/b/g/n
  • Wireless LAN: Integrated
  • X2 Widget (System): Yes


  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 525W
  • Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz for UL cUL 50/60Hz for other
  • Power Requirements (voltage): AC 120V for UL cUL AC 110-240V for other

Regulation and Standards Compliance

  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible: Yes


  • LightSensor™ Technology: Yes

TV System

  • Channel Coverage (Analog): VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69 / CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Cable): CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial): VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69
  • Color System: NTSC
  • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1 (Digital / Analog)
  • TV System (Analog): M
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC


  • Video Signal
    • 3840x2160/24p
    • 3840x2160/25p
    • 3840x2160/30p
    • 4096x2160/24p
    • 3840x2160/60p (YCbCr4:2:0 8bit)
    • 1080/24p (HDMI only)
    • 1080/60i
    • 1080/60p (HDMI / Component)
    • 480/60i
    • 480/60p
    • 720/60p
    • 1080/30p (HDMI only)
    • 720/30p (HDMI only)
    • 720/24p (HDMI only)
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • 4:3 Default: Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
  • Auto Wide: Yes
  • Blinking Type: Line Blinking
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • Clear Mode: Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Face Area Detection: Yes (2K only)
  • Impulse Mode: Yes
  • Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction: Yes (2K only)
  • Intelligent Picture Optimizer: Yes
  • Live Color™ Technology: Yes
  • MPEG Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Motionflow XR 960
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Picture Mode
    • Vivid
    • Standard
    • Custom
    • Photo-Vivid
    • Photo-Standard
    • Photo-Original
    • Photo-Custom
    • Cinema1
    • Cinema2
    • Game-Standard
    • Game-Original
    • Graphics
    • Sports
    • Animation
  • Portable Game Mode
    • Fine Full
    • Fine Normal
    • Portable Game1
    • Portable Game2
  • Scene Optimized Energy Saving: Yes
  • SimulView™: Yes
  • Super-resolution for Game Mode: Yes
  • Video Processing: 4K X-Reality PRO
  • Wide Mode
    • Full
    • Normal
    • Wide Zoom
    • Zoom
    • Caption
    • Normal / Full1 / Full2 for PC

In The Box:

  • 3D Glasses x 2 (TDG-BT400A)
  • Touchpad Remote Control (RMF-YD003)
  • Remote Control (RM-YD102)
  • Table Top Stand (attached)
  • AC Power Cord (Inlet C17)
  • Port Replicator
  • Batteries x 2 (R03)
  • IR Blaster
  • Screws
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand (W x H x D): 77" x 45-3/8" x 4-1/8"
  • With Stand (W x H x D): 77-1/8" x 47-7/8" x 17-7/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 156 lbs
  • With Stand: 162.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 180 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details


  1. 3,840 x 2,160 pixels
  2. Simulated 4K image will vary based on source content
  3. Compared to standard LED HDTVs
  4. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for SD services, 10 Mbps for HD streaming or 4K downloads, 20 Mbps for 4K Ultra HD streaming. Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended). Skype service subject to Skype's terms and conditions
  5. Anticipated service availability Fall 2014. Broadband internet connection required. Additional purchase and registration required; service not available in all areas. See for details
  6. The Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player with Video Unlimited 4K service is exclusively compatible with Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs. Fees may apply for Video Unlimited 4K service. Largest collection for home distribution as of 2/15/14. Download times will vary and may require several hours for completion
  7. Requires 3D content, 3D player and HDMI® cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) sold sep
  8. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network
  9. Requires compatible Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled Xperia™ smartphone. Certain formats are not supported. The video quality may be degraded due to environmental interference
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Television TypeLED
Screen Size85
Aspect Ratio16:09
Curved PanelNo
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2.1
Speaker Power Per Channel10 Watts
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Analog Audio, Component Video, Composite Video, Ethernet, MHL, RF, RS-232C, USB
Output ConnectorsAnalog Audio, Digital Audio, Headphone, Subwoofer
Width (inches)77
Height (inches)45.33
Panel Depth (inches)4.13


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Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV

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Comments about Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV:

i saved up lunch money for 73 years to pay for this tv and its great, i like to watch tv on it and it is very big and good, tv is good

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Comments about Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV:

Great picture and beautiful frame. Only drawback that I see is that the back of the panel isn't completely flat. There is a slight bump-out toward the bottom of the TV making it difficult to use a flat mount.

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Very nice display!!


from Ipswich, MA

Comments about Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV:

I would have rated this 4.5 stars if possible. No display is perfect, but this is truly excellent. I have noticed a slight uniformity issue with the LED backlights on a solid color screen, but since this happens so rarely and almost never with normal video I can live with it. Other than that and the well known LCD limitations (dim off axis viewing, motion resolution) this set is really nice. 4K content looks amazing, as does upconverted bluray 1080p.

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Amazing colors with non-uniform black levels


from San Diego

Comments about Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV:

I have had the 85X950b for a bit over a week now. The colors are simply superb and really draw you in. However, when the screen fades to black or you change sources, you can easily tell that my TV has a lot of clouding on the screen, which is due to non-uniform brightness of the LEDs. My previous non-Sony TV did not have this issue and I'm very disappointed that Sony did not see it fit to properly calibrate the LEDs for uniformity. If clouding is not something that bothers you then this will not be an issue for you. Everything else on this model is otherwise simply outstanding!

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A Huge Leap Forward


from Columbus, Ohio

Comments about Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV:

I bought the 65" so this information would be the same. Editorial Comment: About 3 weeks ago I bought the Sony XBR65X950B 4k TV. I decided to wait to write a review until I had a chance to more fully experience what it has to offer. I find it very frustrating when people write reviews when they don't even own the product, or they have some vendetta against the company, or they are jealous of someone that can afford such a product, and give the TV a poor rating on that basis. It's funny #not really# how politics can even get into a product review. This should be a forum to talk about a product you own and your experiences and opinions about that product. I own the Sony XBR65X950B. End of editorial. Prior to buying this TV I had the Samsung UN65HU9000FXZA, Samsung's flagship 4k TV. It had a defect so I sent it back. In the interim Sony released the XBR65X950B. Since I had the Samsung for about 3 weeks I am able to do a fairly decent comparison between the 2 TVs. In a nutshell I thought the Samsung was very good, at times simply amazing. Black levels were good. Color was good. Up converting was good. Sound was decent. 3D was good. Off angle was OK, though I think more of an issue due to the curved screen. Note: To get local stations I have my TV's hooked up to an antennae in my attic. If you have good reception, over-the-air TV video quality is far superior to DirecTV or cable. The local signal is uncompressed. When watching prime time broadcasts the quality is simply stunning. It looks like film. This was the case with both the Samsung and the Sony. My thoughts on the Sony XBR65X950B General Comments: Though the Samsung is a very good 4k TV #B+#, the Sony is amazing #A+#, as it should be for such a ridiculous price. In short, it is a much better TV than the Samsung. The black levels are mind bogglingly deep, deeper than the blacks I have seen on any other TV... period. The picture is very bright and sharp. I could not be happier with the general. I have a couple quibbles but they are not deal breakers: • The standard remote does everything it needs to do, but it looks kind of cheap for such an expensive TV. It is not back lit, which I find frustrating. I have an Oppo blu-ray player and it is back lit and I use that feature all the time...since I almost always watch TV in a darkened room. • Poor documentation. The Sony comes with virtually no documentation. It has a booklet which basically covers setup and safety issues. When I went to the Sony website I could not find anything that would explain the various picture settings like Cinemotion, and the many other features #there are a lot#. When I talked to Sony they said they didn't have any information available yet, and I should look at the documentation for the previous model, the 900A. I found this all unbelievable. The onboard manual is cumbersome and the information is nonspecific to the point of being useless. So, I turned almost all of these features off, as suggested in reviews I have read on the previous Sony models. I did leave Cinemotion and local dimming turned on. When Thomas J. Norton does one of his amazingly thorough reviews on this TV in Sound & Vision magazine I may end up turning some of them back on. At this point I can find nothing on the web that helps in this regard. Comments Black Levels The black levels are stunning, deep, rich, which results in amazing contrast when you have a good source such as prime time broadcast television or a nicely mastered blu-ray. Important to note is that the Sony is able to display the subtle shades of black#gray# and the ability to see those shades in the shadows. I have NO complaints on the black level. In a word, amazing. Note: Bear in mind that I have NOT had my Sony calibrated yet because they recommend 150 hours be logged beforehand. The calibration will happen later this month. Colors & Brightness Aside from the striking black levels, the main thing you'll notice is how bright the colors are. When watching a program from a good source the colors just pop off the screen. The picture is so good that you forget to watch the show because you are so dazzled by the crisp, clear, bright, colorful picture. For example, I was watching a blu-ray the other night, a very touching coming of age movie called "The Way, Way Back" with Steve Carell. It's an indie film. I literally went back to watch different sections of the movie over again because I was so distracted by the incredibly clear picture that I forgot to pay attention to the story. Up Converting I have watched some 4k clips on You tube but other than that everything I have seen is up converted broadcast television and blu-rays. The few 4k clips I've seen are absolutely beautiful. Much to my surprise, the up converted broadcast television and blu-rays were amazingly bright, sharp and detailed; i.e. a huge step up from 1080p. Interesting to note, I could see little or no difference between the up converted 4k video and the You tube 4k clips. This is not meant to be negative in any way. Both sources were absolutely amazing. There are upper limits to how clear something can be. I believe Sony is approaching that limit. As obvious as it might seem I must point out that the quality of the 4k clips, the up converted broadcast television and the up converted blu-ray is TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON THE SOURCE QUALITY; i.e. if you are watching a poorly mastered blu-ray that is being up converted to 4k on your Sony, it's going to look bad, possibly more so than it would on a 1080p TV, since the imperfections will essentially be magnified on a 4k TV. On the other hand, if you are watching something that is expertly mastered; e.g. most Pixar movies, the up converted picture you see on the Sony XBR65X950B is going to be shockingly clear. You will be amazed. I can hardly wait to see a 4k movie when the Sony media player comes out later this month. It should be a sight to behold. Off Angle To be very honest I don't really care much about off angle viewing. If I spend $8000 for a TV, I am going to be sitting directly in front of it. However, for those of you that don't have such an ideal setup I will make a few comments on off angle viewing. Much to my surprise it's actually pretty good. In fact it's better than on most TVs. The only TV I have seen to this point that can match the Sony is the Sharp Elite, which they no longer make. I can't really give you specific angle percentages and I'm not sure how useful that would be anyway, but I can tell you the picture remains true until you go significantly off to the side, and then the picture does not degrade to the point of being unwatchable. It simply is slightly washed out. So, as long as you plan to sit in front of your Sony or slightly to the side, you don't have anything to worry about. Remotes I really haven't used the touch pad remote much other than on You Tube, where it works pretty well. It's good for browsing the dozens of included apps, as it allows you to scroll through them. The IR remote is very good, though as I mentioned before I am disappointed that it is not back lit and it doesn't seem worthy of being paired with an $8000 TV. None the less, I find the remote to be highly functional and laid out in a logical fashion. Internet I have limited experience using the browser, which are always a bit cumbersome on a TV. I have, however, taken a look at several of the included apps. I found them easy to access and responsive. There are literally dozens of apps on the Sony, but you do have the option of adding apps to a Favorites screen, which is very helpful. Audio The speakers are amazingly good considering other TV's I've had, including the Samsung 9000 mentioned above. They certainly won't replace your receiver or a good sound bar, but they do a very nice job. 3D I'm not a big fan of 3D but I do have a few 3D movies. I haven't taken the time to really explore much in this area yet. One thing I did note is the 2D to 3D mode is actually not bad. I was a little surprised by that since I have had that feature on previous TVs and not been very impressed. This appears to be a step up. Summary The Sony XBR65X950B, with full array local dimming, is an amazing TV but you'd expect nothing less considering Sony's reputation, and the huge price tag. I am very impressed with it and I will be anxious to see how it looks after calibration, though it's difficult for me to imagine how it could look much better. The Samsung 9000 is a very good 4k TV but the Sony is an amazing TV. I would compare it to a Honda Civic #a very good car# and a Lexus #a much more up scale car#. It's the difference between buying something that is good and buying something that is spectacular. For me, I can skimp on the brand of paper towels I buy, but when it comes to TV's, I want the best. The Sony XBR65X950B is the BEST.

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Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV

Sony 85" Black Ultra HD 4K LED 3D HDTV

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