The XR-65X95K NA is a 65 inch 4K TV from Sony. It was launched in 2022. It features a True 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can achieve a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 68 ppi.
Now, the next important specification of a display that impacts picture quality is Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't provide a color gamut specification, so we have to make an assumption based on its panel type. Considering 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. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike! Meaning it will produce color accurate images AS IT IS intended.
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut specification of a display indicates the range of colors that it can produce.
A TV with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated/washed out colors that will not be pretty to look at.
Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to define color gamut. Such as — sRGB (most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.
But you don't need to worry about that, below 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 has equally important role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that may look muddy as shown in the below image.
As you see, this will impact your experience considerably.
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 in a sense.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
Sony did not specify static contrast specification for this TV. So we have to make an assumption again based on the TV's other specifications. Most IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. Considering its a 4K TV, we can imagine the ratio of Sony XR-65X95K NA to be no less than 1200:1.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma).
As for brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits, powered by Mini LED backlight.
If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, as this is not a cheap TV from Sony, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which your device inputs changes the content of the screen. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
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.
Vertically, the TV extends upto 65 inches (adjustable +2.36 in) and horizontally 56.89 inches.
It is just 2.36 inches thick. In total, it weighs 17.5 Kgs.
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.
To connect USB devices, it includes two USB ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 1x RS232 (C) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For wireless connectivity on this TV, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
For audio, Sony has provided 2 x 10W speakers on the XR-65X95K NA. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you don't have to invest on an external sound system.
In terms of power usage, 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.