Sony KD-65X8500E Review

Today we will go through the Sony KD-65X8500E review. The Sony KD-65X8500E review is structured in for sections. This is a mid-range TV (also called Sony KD65X8500E) with 4k resolution and Android OS.

Sony KD-65X8500E Specs

Model Number: KD-65X8500E or KD65X8500E
Model Year: 2017
Screen Size: 65″
Display Type: LCD
Backlight Type: Edge LED
Resolution: 4K UHD (3840×2160)
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Compatibility: Yes
Backlight Dimming Type: Frame Dimming
Picture Processor: 4K HDR Processor X1™
Clarity Enhancement: 4K X-Reality™ PRO
Color Enhancement: Live Color™ Technology
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR: Yes
Triluminos Display: Yes
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer: Yes
Object-based HDR remaster: Yes
Motion Rate: Motion-flow™ XR 800Hz (native 100Hz)
Smart TV: Yes
Operating System: Android
On-Board Storage: 16GB
Internet Browser: Opera
Application Store: Yes (Google Play Store)
Content Bar: Yes
Voice Search: Yes
USB HDD Recording: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth HID Support: Yes
Photo Sharing Plus: Yes
Screen mirroring (Miracast™): Yes
Chromecast built-in: Yes
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android): Yes
Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
Digital Receiver: DVB-T/T2
Audio Power Output: 20 W
Speaker Type: Bass Reflex Speaker
DTS Audio Format Support: DTS Digital Surround
Sound Processing: Clear Audio+
Simulated Surround Sound: S-Force Front Surround
HEVC Support: Yes (Up to 4k)
WI-FI: Yes
Ethernet Port: 1
HDMI Ports: 4(3 side, 1 rear)
USB Ports: 3 (Side)
Audio Headphone: 1

Picture Quality

Sony KD-65X8500E has a very good picture quality thanks to the 4k resolution. The HDR (High Dynamic Range) provides colorful images which is very important when playing games or watching colorful content. However, we have bad news for the movie lovers because this TV doesn’t have local dimming. The lack of local dimming means that the black color depth and uniformity are not so good and that makes the movie watching experience less enjoyable. But at least has frame dimming technology which somehow compensates a little the lack of local dimming tech. The colors look good too thanks to the live color technology and triluminos display. So if you planning to watch mostly HDR content and sacrifice the lack of deep black colors this TV might be the right TV for you. We will give 4.2/5 points for the Sony KD-65X8500E review part of the picture quality.


Sony KD-65X8500E is a smart TV so you can connect it to the internet and browse online content. The connection can be established through the integrated wireless module or through the Ethernet port. The Opera browser is light which makes it a reasonable choice for TV implementation. Also this TV has the Android OS which had always been a strong part of Sony TVs. Android OS has more features than any other OS, plus it has the Google play store where you can find many useful apps. The 16GB on-board storage is sufficient unless you plan to store many movies in it. Anyway, you can share your smartphone’s screen easily with the TV through the Miracast technology or Chromecast . We will give 5/5 points for the Sony KD-65X8500E review part of the features.


Sony KD-65X8500E has two built-in speakers with 10W power each. The total output power of 20W is usually enough, unless you are standing too far from the TV. If this is the case you should consider buying external speakers that will turn your room into a home theater. If you are planning to buy external speakers you can also take advantage of the surround sound mode.The sound is clear thanks to the Audio Clear+ technology, but that depends on the content quality. We will give 4/5 points for the Sony KD-65X8500E review part of the sound.


Sony KD-65X8500E has a very good design. The color looks very good and will adapt to whatever color your room has. It has a narrow frame, which is a very desirable design feature nowadays. Also the stander looks good and it is not exaggerated. One other good design feature is the cable management so there will be no more ugly cables around the TV. We will give 4.5/5 points for the Sony KD-65X8500E review part of the design.

Sony KD-65X8500E Review Price

Our review price was AUD $2999 as of October 2017 which is not that bad considering the 4K resolution and the Android OS, but that is a matter of perspective. However, the prices always change so you can click on the links below to see the latest prices available. We will give 4/5 points for the Sony KD-65X8500E review part of the price.


This TV is generally a good TV if you plan to use it for watching HDR content. It doesn’t have local dimming so the movie watching experience won’t be that good. However, it does have the Android OS which is a really strong feature of Sony’s TVs. There are also no special features except the basic ones like Chromecast and Miracast that are useful. But it also supports BT HID which enables you to connect a keyboard and a mouse to the TV to make the browsing and gaming experience better. The sound is loud and clear but that depends on the content quality. Design is good because of the narrow frame and the hidden cables. The price is good too but that is always a matter of perspective. We hope that our Sony KD-65X8500E review has been helpful.

Should I buy Sony KD-65X8500E

We made the Sony KD-65X8500E review because this is a good TV and may worth your money. However, the movie watching experience won’t be that good. We also recommend taking a look at this other TV Samsung UA65MU8000 Review.

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