Sony X95L (LCD)

Sony X95L (85" LCD)

Sony X95L (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Bright Room:
5.0
PICTURE QUALITY: Very Good8.6/10
MOVIES & TV: Very Good8.4/10
GAMING: Very Good8.3/10
SPORTS: Very Good8.2/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Excellent9.1/10
NEWS & TALK: Excellent9.2/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Best in Class9.7/10

The Sony X95L is a high-end LCD TV with excellent overall picture quality that performs best in bright rooms, making it well-suited for daytime viewing or spaces with lots of ambient light. It offers very good performance for gaming, sports viewing, and movies or series, with particularly excellent scores for news, talk, and reality TV, as well as cartoons and animation. Its contrast is high, and it boasts excellent brightness for both standard and high dynamic range content. The TV has a miniLED full-array local dimming (FALD) screen, which allows for better control of lighting and dark areas on the screen. Good viewing angles and very effective reflection handling make this TV versatile for different room setups. It also features great speakers with support for Dolby Atmos sound, enhancing the audio experience. The TV might be expensive, but its features cater to those who want a premium viewing experience for a variety of content. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Best bright room performance
  • Excellent for sports and gaming
  • Superb sound quality
  • Outstanding black and gray uniformity
  • Great color accuracy out of the box
Cons
  • Average viewing angle
  • High price point likely
  • Limited HDR format support
  • Not best for very dark rooms

Ratings by Category

Bright Room:
5.0
The Sony X95L is excellent for watching TV in a bright room due to its exceptional SDR and HDR brightness levels, ensuring a clear picture even in well-lit conditions. Additionally, its very good reflection handling capability minimizes the impact of light reflections on the screen, further enhancing visibility.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.8
PerfectRec’s news, talk, & other TV score prioritizes upscaling, brightness, contrast, out of the box color accuracy, and screen uniformity. This is because almost all news and talk shows are created in Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) with lower resolutions, such as 720P and 1080P. The purpose of this prioritization is to ensure that lower resolution content looks good on a 4K display and to help you identify which TV will perform best when watching live TV via Cable, Satellite, or Antenna.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.7
The Sony X95L's excellent color accuracy straight out of the box ensures vibrant and true-to-life hues for animated content without the need for calibration. Coupled with its very good color gamut and color volume, the TV display bright and vivid colors across a range of intensities, which is particularly beneficial for the colorful and varied palettes often found in cartoons and animations.
Overall Picture:
4.6
The Sony X95L boasts exceptional contrast and black uniformity which ensures deep blacks and a high-quality image in dark scenes, enhanced by its effective local dimming capabilities. The TV's colors appear accurate straight out of the box, and it offers an extensive color gamut and color volume, resulting in vibrant and true-to-life colors across a wide range of content.
Movies & TV shows:
4.5
The Sony X95L (LCD) excels in watching movies and cinematic TV because it has excellent black uniformity, ensuring deep blacks for a true cinematic experience, and a local dimming feature that enhances contrast, making for richer and more detailed images in dark scenes. While its viewing angles are not very wide, which is less ideal for group watching, the color accuracy and color volume are very good, contributing to a vibrant picture that remains consistent across various content.
Gaming:
4.5
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
Sports:
4.5
PerfectRec’s sports score prioritizes response time and refresh rate as the most important factors to ensure clear images of fast-moving scenes. In addition, we consider gray uniformity, which ensures that the turf looks the same across the whole screen, reflections, to avoid distracting ambient light from the action, and viewing angles and brightness, to avoid color distortion and washed-out images, especially when not seated directly in front of the TV.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$4,498
Brand
Sony
Release Date
July 1, 2023
Full name
XR-85X95L​
Screen Size
85"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TV
Sound Quality Score
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9.2/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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8.7/10
Bright Room Score
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9.8/10
Gaming Score
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8.4/10
Movies & TV Score
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8.5/10
Sports Score
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8.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
42.8" x 74.4" x 2.4"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
43.8" x 74.4"
Weight without Stand
114.1 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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8/10
Local Dimming
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8/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2
Speaker Power
60 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
Up to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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