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If you are looking for a quality TV that can last you for several years, you should know the Sony KE65XH9096 that came out last year, however, it is still one of the best options for features and performance in general. Without a doubt, the Sony firm surprised us with this model so complete that it adapts what is necessary.

At first it seemed like a daring bet, especially because of the competition it had, in addition, being a high-end TV it still has a somewhat high cost that exceeds 1,000 euros, however, taking into account its possibilities it can be a quite investment positive . However, it is best to know in detail all that it offers us.

Technical characteristics

 

SPECS
Make model Sony KE65XH9096
Size 65 ″ (165.1 cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect ratio 16: 9
Frequency 50 Hz / 60 Hz (Hertz)
Backlighting LCD
Smart tv Yes, Android TV
Integrated Wifi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D Not
USB Recorder Yes
Tuners
  • Analog (NTSC / PAL / SECAM)
  • DVB-T
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • 2 x 10 W (watts)
  • Bass Reflex Speaker
  • X-Balanced Speaker
  • Dolby Audio
  • Dolby Atmos
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 83.3 x 145 x 7 cm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 90.3 x 145 x 33.8 cm
Weight (Without / With stand)
VESA compatibility Yes, 300 x 300 mm
HDMI ports 4
USB ports two
Other connectors
  • DLNA
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • RF input
  • IF input
  • Composite video
  • Digital audio output
  • Headphone out
CI + Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category G
Contents / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • power cord
  • user’s Guide

 

Exterior design of the Sony KE65XH9096

Sony KE65XH9096 design

Enjoy a well-balanced design that seeks to fit into any environment

First, we find a design that we consider interesting because of the details it presents, in fact, it has a premium appearance that lets us see the great job they did in its development. To begin with, we are talking about a 65-inch model, therefore, we will have a good size TV that generates a lot of presence .

This is complemented by its black chassis that unleashes a more marked beauty and that usually combines perfectly with the environment where it is placed. We have another important detail on its front that adds thin bezels , which will generate greater elegance that is maintained regardless of the angle of view.

Likewise, a much larger useful screen space is achieved that is excellent for the reproduction of content, since it will not present any type of interference . If we turn the television over, we are going to find a modern and well-crafted aesthetic that gives us order. In addition, its construction feels of perfect quality.

Connectivity

We have good connectivity that adds the essential connections for a correct experience. We have four HDMI 2.0 inputs that are the fundamental part, since they offer us the possibility of connecting external devices and sending their signal to the television. On the other hand, we will have two USB 2.0 ports that are also very important, especially if we want to play content or otherwise record it.

There will be some extra connectors that are also quite useful, although their operation depends more on the use that we are going to give the television. Here we highlight the presence of an Ethernet port, an audio output, a composite video input and its antenna. Through these connections we can expand the activities available in this model. In the wireless we will not have problems and we have Wi-Fi , Bluetooth and DLNA .

Image quality and functions in general

If the Sony KE65XH9096 stands out in something, it is that it presents a fairly complete image quality that we find sensational to enjoy almost any content. First, we are integrated with a 4K resolution that due to its power should show us images with more precise details , that is, that what we see has greater realism.

It is accompanied by an LCD panel that gives us a backlight that we consider regular, therefore, we must take care a little about the location of the TV and try to avoid very dark or bright areas, since we can witness some quality losses. The advantage is that this is not felt as much by the added technologies .

Most of them focus on parameters that are essential to receive a good experience , for example, the color seeks to expose itself in a more natural way so that it is seen with greater intensity and vividness with the idea of ​​giving more realistic tones. The contrast also increases its expression and we will have it in a sharper and deeper way.

This is achieved thanks to X-tended Dynamic Range that levels the brightness so as not to saturate the image and that it has the correct level to be displayed. Through this we receive more accurate blacks in the shadows. To enjoy a good experience when watching movies, we must know that it includes compatibility with the HDR10 , HLG and Dolby Vision formats .

Sound

This television is not perfect because it presents a small problem in its audio quality, and that is that despite being a high-end model it maintains the power offered for the mid-range, that is, we are only going to find two speakers that transmit 20W , and this is usually a difficulty when listening to more demanding content.

However, this situation is solved a bit by the integrated enhancement technologies, to begin with, we have X-Balanced Speaker that tries to give us a better audio output. To complement this we have Dolby Audio and Dolby Atmos that will give us a more immersive and clean experience no matter what we listen to.

Smart TV / software review and more highlights

Sony KE65XH9096 Smart TV

It presents one of the best positioned and effective systems of the moment

Another detail for which the Sony KE65XH9096 is valuable is that it offers us Android TV as its system, therefore, we will have a television full of functions. First of all, we highlight that there is a fluid navigation, in addition to being in front of a very intuitive system . Another important benefit is its application catalog with 5,000 options.

Obviously it includes the most popular ones, likewise, we will be able to download movies, music and games to enjoy them directly on the television. To enjoy a more precise and effective control, there is compatibility with Google Assistant and Alexa that stand out for offering us the possibility of controlling certain actions using only the voice.

Another application that seems wonderful to us is Apple AirPlay 2 that will be perfect for those users who have an iPhone, iPad or Mac, since through this we can transmit photos, music and videos without so much complication and with high performance. Finally, Chromecast is provided that works similarly with other types of devices .

Sony KE65XH9096: Pros and Cons

 

PROS:

 

  • Good quality design
  • Interesting image quality
  • Compatible with HDR10 and Dolby Vision
  • Extensive application catalog
  • Includes Google Assistant and Alexa
  • Offers Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2

 

CONS:

 

  • Could include HDMI 2.1 or USB 3.0
  • Sound quality
  • Current cost

 

 

8.3TOTAL SCORE

 

Image quality
8.5
Connectivity
8
Sound
7.5
System / Smart TV
9
Design
8.5
Price / quality ratio
8

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