XBR-65A8H from Sony : Test and analysis

What about the new Sony XBR-65A8H ?

Recently Sony has released information about its new model of television . It is the XBR-65A8H.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 64.5 inches.
And you must believe us it is impressive. The first question you’ll have to ask yourself will be the place where you are going to install this television.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 64.5 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Why can we consider this XBR-65A8H as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

The design of the Sony XBR-65A8H

The Sony XBR-65A8H with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Sony has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

XBR-65A8H from Sony – The screen

The Sony has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.

The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 64.5 inches, the XBR-65A8H is positioned in the segment of large models. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
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.
Thus, the Sony XBR-65A8H allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

XBR-65A8H from Sony – The sound

The Sony XBR-65A8H is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
The equipment consists of  several loudspeakers and provides a sound power of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will put you at the very heart of your movies. Immersive and impressive.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The XBR-65A8H Sony is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony XBR-65A8H

On the software side, the Sony XBR-65A8H is equipped with the operating system Android 9.0 Pie installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe 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 XBR-65A8H 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?

XBR-65A8H from Sony – Its connectivity

This television Sony XBR-65A8H offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this TV range, the XBR-65A8H’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 13 connections, not too bad. The Sony XBR-65A8H is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony XBR-65A8H

The main features of this TV 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
Number of tuners 0
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

Our conclusion on the Sony XBR-65A8H

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
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.

From this new Sony we can retain 3 positive points:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.