KD-65A8 from Sony : Our anlysis

Sony KD-65A8 : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

Sony unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the KD-65A8.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 64.5 inches.
The engineers from Sony say they have worked with specialist from the Hollywood studios to get a high quality result.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 64.5 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Through our review today, you will understand why the Sony KD-65A8 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

The design of the Sony KD-65A8

Sober but in line with current trends. Sony has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

KD-65A8 from Sony – The screen

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. With a screen size of 64.5 inches, this KD-65A8 belongs to the series of large models in its range. Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
With a frequency of 100 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
In addition, Sony has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

KD-65A8 from Sony – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
The television set is equipped with  several speakers with 10 W at output.

In short, the ultimate in sound gathered in this KD-65A8 Sony. The quality of manufacture allows you to immerse yourself in the best of home theater sound.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-65A8 Sony, it is the word correct that comes out.

KD-65A8 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

On the software side, the Sony KD-65A8 is equipped with the operating system Android 9.0 Pie. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-65A8 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

KD-65A8 from Sony – Its connectivity

This television Sony KD-65A8 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

It is with 13 possible connections that this KD-65A8 is presented. The Sony KD-65A8 is at the bottom of its range. Not great compared to its competitors.
In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the Sony KD-65A8

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 52
Screen size in inches 64.5
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 161 W

To conclude on the Sony KD-65A8

With the intention of making a difference this new KD-65A8 Sony intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.