1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Sony KD-65XH9005

Sony FW-49XE8001

SCORE:
93
SCORE:
86

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ 4K HDR Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10 support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Sony KD-65XH9005 to Sony FW-49XE8001 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. Sony KD-65XH9005 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

Sony KD-65XH9005

Sony FW-49XE8001

DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
93
DISPLAY
87
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
86

Advantage of Sony KD-65XH9005

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-65XH9005 over Sony FW-49XE8001.

Sony KD-65XH9005 vs Sony FW-49XE8001
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz vs 50 Hz/60 Hz
LED Type Direct LED vs Edge LED
Backlight Dimming Full Array Local Dimming vs Frame Dimming
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits + FRC
Dolby Vision vs
HLG vs
4K HFR vs
2K HFR vs
VRR vs
Object-based Super Resolution vs
Precision Color Mapping vs
Object-based HDR remaster vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W vs 10 W + 10 W
Dolby Atmos vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 4.1
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
More IF (Satellite) Connection Inputs 2 vs
More Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) 2 vs 1

Advantage of Sony FW-49XE8001

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony FW-49XE8001 over Sony KD-65XH9005.

Sony KD-65XH9005 vs Sony FW-49XE8001
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
Component Inputs vs 1 (hybrid with Composite)
Composite Inputs 1 via A/V 3.5mm input vs 2 (1 via A/V 3.5mm input/1 hybrid with Component)
RS-232C Remote vs 1
Content Bar vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   DSEE
👍   Clear Phase
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync

Selected Features

VA Panel on Sony KD-65XH9005

Sony KD-65XH9005 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

Full-Array Local Dimming on Sony KD-65XH9005

Sony KD-65XH9005 has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

HDR10

Sony KD-65XH9005 and Sony FW-49XE8001 support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision on Sony KD-65XH9005

Sony KD-65XH9005 also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Sony KD-65XH9005 and here - Sony FW-49XE8001.

BASICS Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
BrandSonySony
SeriesXH90/XH92XE80
ModelKD-65XH9005FW-49XE8001
Size65"49"
CountryUKUK
Release Year20202017
Smart TV
DISPLAY Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"48.5" (123.2 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAIPS
LED TypeDirect LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ DisplayTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorX1™ 4K HDRX1™
Frame Interploation TechniqueX-Motion ClarityMotionflow™ XR 200
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
Speaker TypeAcoustic Multi-Audio; Sound Positioning Tweeter, X-Balanced SpeakerBass Reflex Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front SurroundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.24.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-inChromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC
HDCP Version2.32.2
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports11
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs2
Component Inputs1 (hybrid with Composite)
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input2 (1 via A/V 3.5mm input/1 hybrid with Component)
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1
DLNA
OTHER Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
Storage16 GB16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid Android
Internet BrowserVewdOpera
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
Digital Tuner 2 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,INTSC-M
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43PAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+ 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
Energy EfficiencyAA
Power SupplyAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz
19.5 V DC
Power Consumption (Typical)143 W143 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1,450 x 833 x 70 mm
57 1/8" x 32 7/8" x 2 7/8"
1096 mm x 640 mm x 57 mm
43-1/4" x 25-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1,450 x 903 x 338 mm
57 1/8" x 35 5/8" x 13 3/8"
1096 mm x 691 mm x 252 mm
43-1/4" x 27-1/4" x 10"
Stand SizeWidth: 1,128 mm (44 1/2")Width: 573 mm / 22-5/8"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1,629 x 958 x 184 mm
64 1/4" x 37 3/4" x 7 1/4"
1188 mm x 744 mm x 161 mm
46-7/8" x 29-3/8" x 6-3/8"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
11-7/8" x 11-7/8"
200 mm x 200 mm
7-7/8" x 7-7/8"
Weight Without Stand22.2 kg (48.9 lbs)12.2 kg (26.9 lbs)
Weight With Stand23.2 kg (51.2 lbs)12.9 kg (28.5 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)31 kg (68.3 lbs)18 kg (39.7 lbs)
Warranty1 Year1 Year
ACCESSORIES Sony KD-65XH9005 Sony FW-49XE8001
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation), SU-WL850)Depends on country selectionWall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)

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