Launched in the year 2022, the XR-65X95K is a 65" 4K TV from Sony. It features a True 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important feature to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
Sony has not provided a color gamut specification for this TV. So we have to take a guess. Now, since the TV features amassive 65 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. Undoubtedly The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike! Meaning it is capable of producing accurate colors by default.
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut specification of a display is a measure of the range of colors that the display can show.
Put Simply, this specification 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), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast specification of a TV holds almost equal role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
This tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio < 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:
Apart from this, such TVs are also prone backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Other than black levels, a TV with high constrast ratio enables you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
There is no mention of this spec in this TV's official datasheet. Again we have to make an assumption based on the TV's other specifications. Most IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. Now, for a 4K TV, we can guess the ratio of Sony XR-65X95K to be on the upper side, that is atleast 1200:1.
Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
As for brightness, the peak brightness it can achieve is 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Mini LED technology.
If you aren't into gaming, you can safely ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, Sony did not specify the input lag on this unit. But as this is not a cheap TV, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
Although for better experience, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 56.89 inches and 33.39 inches ( adjustable upto 2.36 in ) respectively.
It is just 2.36 inches thick. It weighs 17.5 kilograms. So plan your space accordingly.
Now, coming to 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
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 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF), 1x CI+ 2.0 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W built-in speakers. It also comes with a built-in sub-woofer. So you may not have to invest on any external sound system.
In terms of power consumption, this TV consumes 114.24W on average and 0.5W on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.