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70 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is that perfect Sony TV model that they seem to make every 5-10 years., December 19, 2016
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blankwave (New York, NY United States) - See all my reviews
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I bought my last Sony in 2011, the Sony Bravia KDL55NX720 55-inch. It was my favorite tv I'd ever purchased. I try to buy a new, close-to-top-of-the-line or Top-of-the-line every 10 years (My last Sony before that was purchased in 2002). However, I had been reading about 4K and HDR technology and watching the prices fall, then I seriously started looking at a new tv about 4 months ago when I realized a perfect gift to my brother and his wife would be my current Sony. 55" was exactly the size they were looking for and my brother already loved the minimalist and sleek look of that tv.

Enter the XBR65X930D. I first saw it in person in a big box store while visiting family and having an afternoon of nothing to do but go look at electronics. At first I had been considering some of the highly rated Samsung tvs out there but seeing them side by side changed my mind in an instant. Reading in-depth reviews and avforum threads sold me even further on it.

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98 of 108 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Initial Impressions - after one month of ownership, May 21, 2016
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This TV has three issues that, to me, prevent it from getting five stars.

1. Every maybe one or two dozen times I try to turn it on (power button on the included Sony remote), it won't turn on, I have to pull the plug and then plug it back in to get it to start. I've resorted to plugging it into a power supply that kills the power when I turn it off...at least this way it always turns on, but the trade off is you wait for the TV to boot up.

2. The remote stops responding every so often, you have to wait, almost like an old slow computer, give it maybe 15 or 20 seconds and it starts to respond. I've only noticed this behavior when going thru menus and channel surfing.

3. There is a weird refresh thing that happens on faces in movies (OTA TV isn't affected), like the face is being processed differently and the X1 chip has a lag in processing whatever it is doing. There might be a way around this but nothing I've tried has worked, I'll have to search... Read more
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars TV with great specifications but awful quality control and buggy software. Awful "Enhanced Delivery" service., December 8, 2016
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This is a great TV if you can manage to get a set that is not defective. I thought I would be lucky enough to get a good set but when I plugged it in and turned it on I immediately saw vertical lines dividing portions of the panel and differences in screen brightness between these vertical sections. The dimness of the right portion of the screen subsided after several hours of use, but the vertical segments and lines remained on the left side of the television. This is particularly visible when seeing a uniform black / grey color in the same area where the lines are present. This is also very distracting when playing FIFA, as the lines are visible on the grass. Needless to say, I will not be paying $2k for a tv with these glaring defects. This is a shame because in general I love the contrast of this television, the 3D support (despite the crosstalk, which actually seems to go away after an hour of watching the 3D film), the brightness and color representation.

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