Sony’s XBR800D, XBR750D and XBR700D 4K Ultra HD TVs

XBR750D

XBR750D

Sony Adds Five 4K HDR UHD Displays to Their Premium XBR Lineup

By now many of you have probably heard of Sony’s latest 4K Ultra HD TVs that were released this past summer. These new models were added to their current 2016 lineup, and are less expensive alternatives for anyone seeking one of Sony’s premium XBR televisions.

These entry level models consists of the XBR-800D, XBR-750D and XBR-700D series:

XBR-49X800D, 49”  $799.99

XBR-43X800D, 43”  $649.99

XBR-65X750D, 65”  $1,299.99

XBR-55X700D, 55”  $799.99

XBR-49X700D, 49”  $699.99

Sony XBR800D

XBR800D

The XBR-800D series features include:

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability for increased contrast with a greater range of peak brightness (highlights) and black levels, in addition to better picture detail and more vibrant colors
  • Edge-lit LED backlighting
  • 10-bit panel displays more colors with finer step of gradation for greater color reproduction with HDR sources
  • Wide color gamut for better color reproduction with HDR sources
  • IPS Panel (49″ model only) – provides very good off-axis (wide angle) viewing
  • TRILUMINOS Display – for enhanced color reproduction
  • 4K X-Reality Pro – enhances picture quality
  • 4K upscaling – converts non 4K sources including 1080p to near 4K quality
  • Motionflow XR 240 for motion blur control – native refresh rate is 60Hz
  • Android TV OS with Google Play smart TV platform
  • DIRECTV 4K Ready – DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can enjoy 4K service and full DVR features without an additional receiver
  • Netflix Recommended TV – This certification makes it easier for consumers to know which manufacturers HDTV’s work best with its streaming video service
  • 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct capability
XBR700D

XBR700D

The XBR-750D and XBR-700D series features include:

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability for increased contrast with a greater range of peak brightness (highlights) and black levels, in addition to better picture detail and more vibrant colors

Note: The 750D and 700D models received a firmware update in September to enable HDR capability.

  • Direct-lit LED backlighting
  • 10-bit panel displays more colors with finer step of gradation for greater color reproduction with HDR sources
  • IPS Panel – provides very good off-axis (wide angle) viewing
  • 4K X-Reality Pro – enhances picture quality
  • 4K upscaling – converts non 4K sources including 1080p to near 4K quality
  • Motionflow XR 960 (750D only) for motion blur control – native refresh rate is 120Hz
  • Motionflow XR 240 for motion blur control – native refresh rate is 60Hz
  • Android TV OS with Google Play smart TV platform
  • DIRECTV 4K Ready – DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can enjoy 4K service and full DVR features without an additional receiver
  • Netflix Recommended TV – This certification makes it easier for consumers to know which manufacturers HDTV’s work best with its streaming video service
  • 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct capability

The 800 series contain a remote control with a built-in mic for voice recognition to control select Android TV functions. The 750 and 700 series remotes to do not have this feature.

Connectivity -all models

  • 4 HDMI 2.0a inputs (HDCP 2.2 compliant)
  • 1 Component video input
  • 1 Composite video input shared with component
  • 3 USB inputs
  • 1 Ethernet input
  • 1 RF input for antenna/cable/satellite
  • 1 Digital optical audio output
  • 1 Stereo minijack output

 

XBR65X750D

See the review of the XBR65X750D here

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8 comments

  • I still have not purchased a TV. Having a headache over everyone telling me to get the 70″ TV instead of the 65″. I have a 7′ wide, 12′ tall wall it is being mounted on over a fireplace. I am sold, for some reason on the 65X930D, especially after reading your reviews. I even have it in a cart, ready to purchase, but can’t pull the trigger. No need in asking the best 70″ TV because I can’t find one!
    Any suggestions for me as the dimensions of the 70″ are only 3″ wider and would really make the wall pop!

    • Hi Randy,
      In the end, go with what you feel is best for you, and don’t be overly concerned about what everyone else is telling you. With that said, it sounds like the 65″ Sony 65X930D is what you’re really after.
      However, if you are considering a 70″ model, you may want to checkout Samsung’s 70″ UN70KU6300 (see my review of the KU6300 50″ model here).The KU6300 is a very solid performer, and would make a good choice for a 70″ screen size. But in my opinion, the 65X930D will give you better overall picture quality.

      Regards’

  • Hi ,
    I’m hesitating between a samsung ku7350 and a sony X700D ? which is the best in terms of quality display 4k and HDR content ?

    • Hi Hicham,
      Sorry, but I won’t be able to help you with which of these models has the best picture quality since I haven’t reviewed or had any hands-on experience with either of these TVs. Furthermore, the Samsung KU7350 is a multi-system (PAL/NTSC) TV available in different parts of the world. However, it isn’t listed as a model on Samsung’s USA website. But I have seen it available on some USA retailer websites.

  • Which is the best 43” TV to buy?
    I am looking for something smart which has good Wi-Fi capabilities. “Smart View” connection with Phone and Laptop and good Browser experience.

    I currently have a Hisense 43 H5C. i am not very impressed with the smart features of the TV (though the picture quality is good). There is a tremendous delay when i connect my Phone / laptop wireless’ly (using Smart View).
    Also the picture seems to blur when the video is moving fast (this is NOT a 4K).

    looking for a review from you. Thanks.

    • Hi Sandeep,
      Can’t tell you which is the best 43″ TV to buy since there’s no way I could possibly evaluate every available model. However, I can suggest a model I recently reviewed; Samsung’s KU7000. My review of this TV was based on the 55″ model; however the performance of the 43″ model should be very similar. This model also has good Wi-Fi capabilities and a very good smart TV platform and user interface. Its Smart View functions are good and will work well with your portable devices. Motion control on the KU7000 isn’t top notch, yet still decent, and you may experience motion judder on certain content. See the full review of the 55″ KU7000 here.

      I will also recommend Sony’s 43″ XBR43X800D featured in the article above. I didn’t do a review of this model; however I did do a review of the XBR65X750D which is in the same entry level XBR class as the 800D, with the 800D ranking one model higher in Sony’s 4K XBR lineup. So theoretically the 800D should have better or similar picture quality based on some of its features. It will also have and perform well with all of your requirements listed in your comments. See the full review of the XBR65X750D here to get an idea of how the XBR43X800D may perform.

      Hope this helps.

  • Just got a XBR700D. Did not come with a remote with a built in mic. Just a regular remote.

    • Hi Adomingo,
      Thanks for pointing this out; I checked my info sources and I mistakenly listed the 750 and 700 Series as having the built-in mic for voice recognition, when in fact only the 800 Series is supplied with this remote.
      Sorry for the misinformation.

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