65” Class (64.5” diag.) Sony LED HX950 Internet TV

65” Class (64.5” diag.) Sony LED HX950 Internet TV

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So realistic you might forget you’re just watching TV. It’s the best picture we’ve ever created, where details like individual blades of grass come to life with laser-sharp precision and the most natural color imaginable. Stunning images are produced using our most advanced X-Reality PRO technology and the ultra-thin TV design is achieved by incorporating Corning® Gorilla® Glass for the seamless look of edge-to-edge glass. 65” Class (64.5” diag.) Sony LED HX950 Internet TV

Features

X-Reality<sup>™</sup> PRO Picture Engine

X-Reality PRO Picture Engine

This is picture quality so lifelike it's like looking through a window. Each scene in everything you watch—HD movies, sports, even YouTube clips and home movies—is presented with unprecedented detail, and astonishing color as Sony's exclusive X-Reality PRO picture engine draws on its database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display our most lifelike picture ever.

Peak Performance

Experience Sony’s best picture quality and extraordinary contrast with full-array local dimming technology. This innovative technology consists of an array of LED lights that adjust the bright and dark levels in each area of the screen for more precise control of the picture.
Peak Performance
Our clearest picture ever

Our clearest picture ever

When you watch a kickoff at the stadium, the ball doesn’t blur from left to right. Recreating natural motion with reduced judder and less blur, Motionflow XR 960 helps you see each end-over-end rotation by taking motion clarity beyond refresh rates, which are only measured in Hz, to quadruple the motion effect so you see everything as if you were there.

Tough, yet beautiful

Only Sony has it.7Corning's exclusive Gorilla® Glass lets you enjoy an incredibly durable, remarkably lightweight, frameless design with a seamless, sophisticated look. Paired with the OptiContrast panel, Gorilla Glass helps boost contrast and brightness while minimizing unwanted light reflections.
Tough, yet beautiful
In-your-face action

In-your-face action

Brace yourself for pure 3D excitement that feels like you're standing on the 50-yard line. Through advanced Active 3D technology, immerse yourself in Full HD 1080p clarity and phenomenal 3D picture quality. Just slide on the comfortable 3D active glasses and enter a whole new dimension2.

Go way beyond cable

Welcome to the endless entertainment of the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. By connecting to the Internet you can access Full HD 1080p entertainment, 3D content and made-for-TV apps like Netflix®, Pandora®, YouTube, Facebook® and more.1
Go way beyond cable
Goodbye wires, hello built-in Wi-Fi<sup>®</sup>

Goodbye wires, hello built-in Wi-Fi®

Maximize your entertainment while reducing cable clutter. Wirelessly stream beautiful, HD entertainment straight from the internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity.1

All devices, together as one

Don't all of your personal photos and videos deserve the big screen? Experience your content on a grand scale simply by connecting your compatible smartphone, computer or Xperia Tablet S via your existing Wi-Fi® network. Then you can easily "throw" your videos, photos and music files to your HDTV.3
All devices, together as one
Control your TV with your phone

Control your TV with your phone

Now there's one less remote control on the coffee table. Just download the free Media Remote app and turn your iPhone®, Android phone or Xperia Tablet S into a versatile remote control with a full QWERTY keyboard4. It makes changing channels and typing searches ultra fast and convenient.

Life-sized video calls

It's like they're in the room with you. Skype® video calls bring your family and friends closer than ever as they appear as large as life on your big screen—for free.1 Just connect the easy-to-use Skype camera (sold separately) for a face-to-face look at the caller on the beauty of your Sony HDTV.
Life-sized video calls
Wi-Fi<sup>®</sup> without a router

Wi-Fi® without a router

Sometimes your friends want to share their personal photos and videos on your beautiful HDTV. With Sony's Wi-Fi Direct Mode, your friends can throw personal content to your TV without connecting to your home network. Wi-Fi Direct completely bypasses the Wi-Fi access point/router, so it’s easy to set up.8

A sense for songs

What’s that song in the TV show, movie or commercial you’re watching? Press 'TrackID' on your remote and get the song name and artist instantly.7 You can also start the TrackID® service by shaking a smartphone that’s running the Media Remote app.4 Very convenient.
A sense for songs

Specifications

3D Features
3D Active
3D Super-resolution Yes
3D Sync Transmitter Integrated Yes
4x High Speed 3D Panel Yes
Full HD 3D Yes
Simulated 3D Yes
Audio
Audio Power Output 10W+10W+10W
Speaker Configuration 2.1 Full Range(30x150mm)x2,Woofer(60mm)x1
Speaker Position Rear Facing
Audio Features
5.1 Channel Audio Out Yes
5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) Yes
Advanced Auto Volume Yes
Alternate Audio (Digital) Yes
Audio Out Fixed/Variable
Clear Phase Yes
Dolby® Dolby Digital
Dolby Didital Plus
Dolby Pulse
Headphone/Speaker Link Yes
Invisible Speaker Yes
S-Master Yes
Sony Original Surround S-Force Front Surround 3D
Sound Booster Yes(Not appeared for UI)
Sound Enhancer Yes
Sound Mode Dynamic
Standard
Clear Voice
Custom
Stereo System MTS(AUTO SAP)
Surround Effect Cinema
Sports
Music
Game
Broadcast Features
TV Guide On-Screen Yes(Rovi)
Convenience Features
Auto Shut-off Yes
BRAVIA® Sync Yes
Channel Block (with password) Analog & Digital
Channel Jump Yes
Channel Surf Yes
Edit Channel Labels Yes
Favorites Yes
Info Banner Yes
Input Skip Automatic
Label Inputs Yes
Multiple Language Display English/Spanish /French
On-Screen Clock Yes
On-Screen Display for External Input Yes
On-Screen Operating Instructions Yes
On/Off Timer Yes
Panorama Yes
Parental Control Yes
Picture Adjustments Lock Yes
Picture Frame Mode Yes
Scene Select Photo
Music
Cinema
Game
Graphics
Sports
Animation
Show/Hide Channels Yes
Skin Naturalizer Video/Photo
Sleep Timer Yes
Twin Picture PAP(Variable)
USB Play Yes (USB viewer supports FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT file systems.)
USB Play (Contents) MPEG1/ MPEG2PS/ MPEG2TS/ AVCHD/ MP4Part10/ MP4Part2/ WMV/ MP3/ WMA/ LPCM/ WAV/ JPEG/ MPO
Design Features
Illuminated Sony Logo Yes
Monolithic Design Yes
Stand Design Loop
Display
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Resolution Full HD
Dynamic Contrast Ratio over 1 million
Screen Size (cm) 163.9cm
Screen Size (measured diagonally) 65"(64.5")
Viewing Angle (Right/Left) 178(89/89)
Viewing Angle (Up/Down) 178(89/89)
Display Features
Backlight Type Intelligent Peak LED
Dimming Type Local Dimming
Display Device LCD
OptiContrast Panel Yes
Energy Saving & Efficiency
Backlight Off Mode Yes
Dynamic Backlight Control Yes
Energy Star® compliant Meets Energy Star® version 5.3
Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star 103.6W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star 0.117W
General Features
ARC HDMI (Audio Return Channel) Yes
Closed Captions (CC) Closed Caption
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) 3 (2 Rear/1 Side)
Analog Audio Input(s) for HDMI 1 (Side Hybrid w/ PC)
Audio Out 1 (Side/Hybrid w/ HP)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) 1 (Rear Hybrid w/ Composite)
Composite Video Input(s) 2 (1 Rear/1 Rear Hybrid w/ Component)
Digital Audio Output(s) 1 (Bottom)
Ethernet Connection(s) 1 (Bottom)
HDMI Connection(s) (Total) 4 (2 Side/2 Bottom)
HDMI PC Input Yes
Headphone Output(s) 1 (Side/Hybrid w/ Audio Out)
PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) 1 (D-Sub : Side, Audio IN : Side Hybrid w/HDMI)
PC Input Format Support 640x480@60Hz
800x600@60Hz
1280x768@60Hz-R
1280x768@60Hz
1360x768@60Hz
1024x768@60Hz
1280x1024@60Hz
1920x1080@60Hz
RF Connection Input(s) 1 (Bottom)
Service Port Yes
USB 2.0 2 (Side)
Measurements (Approx.)
Package Carton (W x H x D) 1592 x 1065 x 469 mm/ 62 3/4 x 42 x 18 1/2 inches
TV only (W x H x D) 1506x901x51(49) mm/59 3/8x35 1/2x2 1/8(1 15/16) inch
TV with Stand (W x H x D) 1506x965x374 mm/59 3/8x38x14 3/4 inch
Network Features
Apps Yes
BIVL (System) Yes
DLNA Content MPEG1/ MPEG2PS/ MPEG2TS/ AVCHD/ MP4Part10/ MP4Part2/ WMV/ MP3/ WMA/ LPCM/ JPEG
Google TV Sync Yes
Internet_Browser Yes(Opera)
Media Remote Yes
Music Search Yes
Photo MAP Yes
Seamless Streaming Yes
Skype Ready
Sony Entertainment Network Yes
TrackID Yes
Video Search Yes
What's New Yes
Wi-Fi Certified Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wireless LAN Integrated
X2 Widget (System) Yes
Yahoo! Widgets Yes
Power
Power Consumption (in Download Acquisition Mode) 0.02kWh / Day
Power Consumption (in Operation) max. 252W
Power Consumption (in Standby) 120V : 0.20W / 240V : 0.35W
Power Requirements (frequency) 60Hz for UL cUL 50/60Hz for other
Power Requirements (voltage) AC120V for UL cUL AC110-240V for other
Recycled & Recyclable Materials
Packaging Materials Recycled Carton (more than 40%)
Regulation and Standards Compliance
VESA® Hole Pitch 400x300 mm /15 3/4x11 7/8 inch
VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible Yes
Sensing Features
LightSensor Technology Yes
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 18 months
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 (Digital Cable) Clear QAM
TV System (Digital Terrestrial) ATSC
Video
Video Signal 1080/24p (HDMI only)
720/60p
1080/30p (HDMI only)
720/30p (HDMI only)
720/24p (HDMI only)
1080/60i
1080/60p (HDMI / Component)
480/60i
480/60p
Video Features
24p True Cinema Technology Yes
3D Comb Filter 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
Impulse Mode Yes
Live Color Technology Yes
Motionflow Technology Motionflow XR 960
PhotoTV HD Yes
Picture Mode Vivid
Game-Standard
Game-Original
Graphics
Sports
Animation
Standard
Custom
Photo-Vivid
Photo-Standard
Photo-Original
Photo-Custom
Cinema 1
Cinema 2
Portable Game Mode Fine Full
Fine Normal
PortableGame 1
PortableGame 2
Random Noise Reduction Yes
Scene Optimized Energy Saving Yes
Super-resolution for Game Mode Yes
Video Area Detection Yes
Video Processing X-Reality PRO
Wide Mode Full
Normal
Wide Zoom
Zoom
Caption
Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC
Weights (Approx.)
Gross (Package Carton) 61.0 kg / 134.4lb.
TV only 43.6Kg / 96.1lb.
TV with Stand 47.7Kg / 105.1lb.

What's in the Box

  • AC Power Cord (US 2 Pin with Polarity, Pigtail)
  • Batteries x 2 (AAA type)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card (18 months)
  • Remote Control (RM-YD073)

Documents

CNET Editors' Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars.

The good

The Sony XBR-HX950 series produces deeper black levels than any current LCD or plasma TV, giving excellent overall picture quality. It evinces accurate color, offers plenty of video-processing options, and can properly handle 1080p/24 sources. It also has a beautiful, thin-profile exterior design with Gorilla Glass, and its Internet suite includes numerous streaming services and widgets as well as built-in Wi-Fi. Its 3D image shows minimal crosstalk.

The bad

The extremely expensive XBR-HX950 shows some blooming artifacts, and its picture deteriorates more noticeably than usual when seen from off-angle. Its menu and Internet service design is lackluster, and Sony does not include 3D glasses. When displaying 3D, the image flickers when dejudder is turned off, and it deteriorates rapidly when you tilt your head.

The bottom line

Although it's priced higher and performs worse than the best plasmas, the Sony XBR-HX950 is still one of the top-performing LED TVs ever.

The overall rating is 7.0 out of 10.
  • Design rating is 9.0 out of 10.
  • Features rating is 8.0 out of 10.
  • Performance rating is 8.0 out of 10.
  • Value rating is 5.0 out of 10.