Launched in the year 2022, the XR-65A95K EU is a 65" 4K TV from Sony. It comes with a True 10-bit QD-OLED panel. It can display a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display is its Color Reproduction (defined by its color gamut specification).
This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, so we have to take a guess.
Since it features an OLED panel, so we can conclude that the equivalent sRGB coverage of this panel would be far above 100%.
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut spec of a TV indicates the range of colors that the display can show.
Meaning, it tells the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A TV with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.
What is Static Contrast ?
Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Apart from this, such displays are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
This will affect your experience, especially in a dark room.
Other than black levels, a TV with high constrast ratio allows you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
For a display with OLED panel, its static constrast should be Infinity : 1. So no need to worry about this at all.
Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
As for brightness, the peak luminance the TV can produce is 250 nits.
If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on this TV is 8.5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. Gamers will love this TV.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
Although for better experience, look for a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 56.85 inches and 33.5 inches respectively.
Coming to thickness, it is just 1.69 inches thick. In total, it weighs approximately 27.0 KGs.
Speaking of ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 300 x 300 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
Hardware and Audio
The Operating System on this TV is Android 10.
For display connectivity, Sony has provided two HDMI 2.0 ports, two HDMI 2.1 ports and one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Sub — F-type female), 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For wireless connections, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Coming to audio, it is packaged with 2 x 20W built-in speakers. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you may not have to invest on any external sound system.
Now, coming to power usage, on average, it consumes around 113 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
For powering this unit, you'll require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.