Sony XBR-65A8G Review and Specs
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Sony XBR-65A8G (USA version)

SCORE:
94

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • X1โ„ข Extreme Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Sony XBR-65A8G Overview

Sony XBR-65A8G was introduced in 2019. It has a OLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and IMAX Enhanced. Its powerful X1โ„ข Extreme picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Sony XBR-65A8G TV 94 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
98
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
88
OTHER FEATURES
83
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
83
OVERALL
94

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-65A8G.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘
DSEE ๐Ÿ‘
Clear Phase ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 A8G series is 2018 A8F series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Sony XBR-65A8G Sony XBR-65A8F
Dolby Atmos โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model XBR-65A8F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-65A8G vs Sony XBR-65A8F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

OLED Display

Sony XBR-65A8G has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. OLED displays also have better viewing angle than IPS panels. However, OLEDs are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony XBR-65A8G.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUSA
Series 2A8G
ModelXBR-65A8G
Release Year2019
Size65"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5" (163.9 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeOLED
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorTRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage99%
Contrast Ratioโˆž
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ”
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorX1โ„ข Extreme
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflowโ„ข XR
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
X-Realityโ„ข PROโœ” 4K
Dual database processingโœ”
Object-based Super Resolutionโœ–
Live Colorโ„ข Tech0logyโœ”
Precision Color Mappingโœ”
Super bit mappingโ„ข 4K HDRโœ”
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterโœ”
Pixel Contrast Boosterโœ”
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker TypeAcoustic Surface Audio+โ„ข (Actuator x2 + Subwoofer x2)
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W
DSEEโœ”
Sound Processingโœ–
Clear Phaseโœ”
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Modeโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ”
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby Pulseโœ”
Dolby AC-4โœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ”
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version4.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecastโœ”
Google Homeโœ”
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECโœ” BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputsโœ–
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ”
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
SoCMediaTek MT5891
CPUARM Cortex-A53
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1100 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T860 MP2
GPU Cores2
GPU Frequency700 MHz
RAM4 GB
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Barโœ–
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” Google Play Store
Teletextโœ–
Auto Calibration with CalMANโœ–
Picture-In-Pictureโœ–
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
PVR Functionโœ”
USB HDD Recordingโœ–
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ–
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ”
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ–
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ–
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ–
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ”
VP9โœ–
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ”
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ–
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ–
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ–
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyB
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)466 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1.450 x 834 x 51 mm (57 1/8 x 32 7/8 x 2 1/8 in)
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1.450 x 854 x 290 mm (57 1/8 x 33 5/8 x 11 1/2 in)
Stand SizeWidth: 657 mm (25 7/8 in)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1.636 x 961 x 185 mm (64 1/2 x 37 7/8 x 7 3/8 in)
One Connect Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 x 300 mm (11 7/8 x 11 7/8")
Weight Without Stand20.3 kg (44.8 lbs)
Weight With Stand22.5 kg (49.6 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)32 kg (70.5 lbs)
ACCESSORIES
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL855)Depends on country selection
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

Successor

The 2019 A8G series has a successor - 2020 A8H series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Sony XBR-65A8H Sony XBR-65A8G
4K HFR โœ” โœ–
VRR โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the successor - model XBR-65A8H. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-65A8G vs Sony XBR-65A8H where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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