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    Table of Contents
  1. Intro
  2. Design
    1. Stand
    2. Back
    3. Borders
    4. Thickness
  3. Picture Quality
    1. Contrast
    2. Local Dimming
    3. SDR Peak Brightness
    4. HDR Peak Brightness
    5. Gray Uniformity
    6. Viewing Angle
    7. Black Uniformity
    8. Gradient
    9. Pre Calibration
    10. Post Calibration
    11. 480p Input
    12. 720p Input
    13. 1080p Input
    14. 4k Input
    15. Color Gamut
    16. Color Volume
    17. Image Retention
    18. Reflections
    19. 3D
    20. Pixels
  4. Motion
    1. Motion Blur
    2. Image Flicker
    3. 24p Playback
    4. Motion Interpolation
  5. Inputs
    1. Input Lag
    2. Supported Resolutions
    3. Side Inputs
    4. Rear Inputs
    5. Total Inputs
    6. Inputs Specifications
  6. Sound Quality
    1. Frequency Response
    2. Total Harmonic Distortion
  7. Smart Features
    1. Apps
    2. Ads
    3. TV Controls
    4. Remote
    5. In The Box
    6. Misc
  8. Sizes and Variants
  9. Compared
  10. Conclusion
  11. Q&A
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016 , Eric Bousquet

Sony X750D
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
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Test Benches:

  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
7.6 Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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6.5 Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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8.0 TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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8.0 Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.0 Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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7.1 HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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7.5 HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.7 PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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Type : LED
Resolution : 4k
Refresh Rate : 120 Hz

The Sony XBR65X750D is a mid-range 4k TV with slightly above average picture quality. Even when viewed at an angle, the picture quality remains the same. It is very good at handling motion, with very little blur following fast moving objects. Unfortunately the low contrast ratio results in a less defined image in a dark room.

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Test Results
Design 8.5
Picture Quality 7.1
Motion 9.2
Inputs 8.1
Sound Quality 4.6
Smart Features 8.0
Pros
  • Picture quality remains when viewed from an angle
  • Handles motion very well
Cons
  • Blacks aren't very deep
  • Doesn't get very bright

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8.5

Design

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
Sony X750D Design Picture
Curved : No

The design of the X750D is similar to the Sony TVs from 2015, such as the X850C. It looks good, with a thin bezel and metallic stand. The TV has an average thickness, and so will stick out from the wall a bit if mounted.

Stand
Sony X750D Stand Picture

The stand is made of metal, and although it looks small and thin it does support the TV quite well.

Footprint of the 65" TV stand: 26.1" x 11.7"

Back
Sony X750D Back Picture
Wall Mount : Vesa 300x300

Like most other Sony TVs, the back is minimal and designed for function, rather than appearance. There is a zip-tie for cable management. If wall mounted, some of the inputs will be harder to access.

Borders
Sony X750D Borders Picture
Borders : 0.67" (1.7 cm)

The borders are quite thin, and look good. There is some space between the end of the bezel and the beginning of the screen.

Thickness
Sony X750D Thickness Picture
Max Thickness : 3.00" (7.6 cm)

The TV has an average thickness, but will stick out a little bit if wall mounted.

7.1

Picture Quality

The Sony XBR65X750D has an average picture quality. The contrast ratio is bad and the black uniformity is average resulting in a poor performance for any dark room. Peak brightness and gray uniformity are also average and it offers no local dimming option. It has a good 10 bit panel, and the colors are good for SDR content. Upscaling performs well and the picture quality remains when viewed at an angle.

5.7 Contrast
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What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
Sony X750D Checkerboard Picture
Native Contrast
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What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
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860 : 1

The contrast ratio of the Sony XBR65X750D is very low and is a bit disappointing, even for an IPS panel TV. This results in poor blacks that appear more like gray than really black.

0 Local Dimming
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What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
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What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
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No
Backlight
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What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit TVs have more uniform blacks than some full-array TVs.
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Direct

The video has been taken for reference, but the X750D does not support local dimming. It has a direct backlight, unlike the edge-lit X800D.

7.3 SDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
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What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more regular movie condition. All measurement are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over SDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in SDR.
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294 cd/m2
SDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Peak 10% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Peak 25% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in SDR video.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Peak 100% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 2% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 10% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 25% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in SDR video.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 50% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 100% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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339 cd/m2

Peak brightness is average, sitting at around 340cd/m² for all of our test window sizes. The brightness does stay the same over time and does not vary depending on the size of the test windows, which is good.

7.7 HDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; HDR content.
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
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What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more realistic movie condition. All measurement are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over HDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in HDR.
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392 cd/m2
HDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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432 cd/m2
HDR Peak 10% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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427 cd/m2
HDR Peak 25% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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425 cd/m2
HDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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430 cd/m2
HDR Peak 100% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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429 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 2% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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432 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 10% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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427 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 25% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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425 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 50% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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430 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 100% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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429 cd/m2

Peak brightness is average, sitting at around 340cd/m² for all of our test window sizes. The brightness does stay the same over time and does not vary depending of the size of the test windows, which is good.

Update 10/21/2016: We have retested with the newest firmware update and a HDR10 signal, and found the peak brightness to increase across all window sizes.

7.4 Gray Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
Sony X750D 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
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3.812 %
50% DSE
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What it is: High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
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0.185 %
Sony X750D 5% Uniformity Picture
5% Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 5% gray.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 1.15%
Noticeable difference: 1%
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0.597 %
5% DSE
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What it is: High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 0.116%
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0.094 %

The gray uniformity is average for the Sony XBR65X750D. We can clearly see that the 4 corners are more dark, but the rest of the picture is a bit more uniform. Due to this, the dirty screen effect should not be too much a problem for sport fans, where panning shots over a uniform surface are more common than normal TV content or movies.

7.7 Viewing Angle
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What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Score components:
LCD Type
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What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the TV.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle.
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IPS
Sony X750D Color Shift Picture
Color Shift
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What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
44 °
Sony X750D Brightness Picture
Brightness
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What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
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53 °
Sony X750D Black Level Picture
Black Level
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What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
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75 °

The viewing angle of the Sony X750D is very good. The contrast is maintained at an angle far beyond most other TVs we have tested, making this TV a very good option to anyone who watches TV from wide seating positions.

6.2 Black Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
Sony X750D Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: < 2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
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2.510 %

The black uniformity is below average but it is not the worst, when compared with other IPS TVs. There is some clouding visible on our test picture but luckily, it is not too visible when watching normal content.

9.0 Gradient
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What it is: How finely levels of color can be displayed.
When it matters: Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Sony X750D Gradient Picture
Color Depth
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What it is: Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.
When it matters: HDR content like UHD Blu-ray players. Won't matter for cable TV, regular Blu-ray movies, video game consoles or content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.
Good value: 10-bit.
Noticeable difference: 1 bit.
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10 Bit

The X750D uses an 10 bit panel. It displays the gradient quite well, when sending a 10 bit signal the 10 bit gradations look smooth overhaul with some little imperfection in the dark green and the light red. But it is nothing really dramatic and should not cause problem when watching a normal movie.

Update 09/15/2016: Our original test was showing an incorrect color depth of 8 bit due to some incorrect drivers on our system, but after some correction to our test apparatus, we tested again the color depth and we can confirm that the Sony X750D does in fact have an 10 bit panel.

8.0 Pre Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy before a full calibration. Only the picture mode and backlight level were changed.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
Sony X750D Pre Calibration Picture Sony X750D Pre Gamma Curve Picture Sony X750D Pre Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
2.89
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
4.28
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.11

Prior to calibration, the white balance is quite good, but the colors are a bit off. For most people a calibration is not necessary to get good results.

8.9 Post Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All video on a TV that has been professionally calibrated. This isn't that useful, because most TVs can achieve a pretty good calibration if you spend enough time on them.
Score components:
Sony X750D Post Calibration Picture Sony X750D Post Gamma Curve Picture Sony X750D Post Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.3
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
3.67
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.2

The 11 point calibration works well to fix issues with the white balance. After calibration the colors still had some issues. You can find our calibration settings here.

8.0 480p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 480p input.
When it matters: Standard definition TV, DVDs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Sony X750D 480p Picture

Good upscaling of lower resolution content like DVDs and SD TV channels. Details are well kept and image does not look too soft.

8.0 720p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 720p input.
When it matters: HD channels, some streaming videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Sony X750D 720p Picture

720p content like cable TV channels look good once upscaled. Picture quality is good and upscaled images keep a lot of details.

9.0 1080p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 1080p input.
When it matters: Blu-rays, streaming video, video files, video games.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Sony X750D 1080p Picture

Blu-rays and other 1080p content look good and no problems can be seen when viewing our test picture.

10 4k Input
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What it is: Quality of a 4k UHD input.
When it matters: Streaming video, UHD Blu-rays, some PCs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Sony X750D 4k Picture

4k content looks sharp and crisp.

6.6 Color Gamut
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What it is: How many colors the TV can display.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
Score components:
Wide Color Gamut
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What it is: Whether the TV has an option to enable wide color gamuts.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
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No
Sony X750D Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture
DCI P3 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
72.70 %
DCI P3 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
82.28 %
Rec 2020 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
50.94 %
Rec 2020 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
56.90 %

The XBR65X750D doesn't support a wide color gamut. Colors are good enough to display SDR content well, but are missing the increased saturation to enhance HDR content.

4.4 Color Volume
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What it is: How many colors a TV can display at different luminosity levels.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Sony X750D P3 Color Volume Picture
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
45.036 %
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels when compared to an ideal 10,000 nit TV
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
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28.152 %
Sony X750D 2020 Color Volume Picture
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the Rec. 2020 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
34.795 %
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels when compared to an ideal 10,000 nit TV
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
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21.658 %

4.6 Image Retention
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What it is: How much a static image is retained on a TV screen after a certain amount of time.
When it matters: When watching TV show, playing video games or when using your TV as a PC monitor.
Sony X750D Image Retention Picture
IR after 0 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured right after the static image exposure, without recovery time.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
2.934 %
IR after 2 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 2 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.114 %
IR after 4 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 4 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.005 %
IR after 6 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 6 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 8 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 8 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 10 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 10 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %

The Sony X750D present some image retention, but unlike the X700D, the retention is less strong and look totally different. Here the image that get retain look more like a negative image of the burn-in scene. The image retention is also less strong and last a bit less longer than what we had on the X700D. After 6 minutes of recovery, the retention was not noticeable anymore.

8.0 Reflections
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What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Sony X750D Reflections Picture Sony X750D Bright Room Picture
Reflection
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What it is: Ratio of ambient light reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Ambient light in the room.
Good value: < 1%
Noticeable difference: 0.5%
:
1.8 %
Screen Finish
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What it is: Type of coating on the screen.
When it matters: Bright objects in the direct reflection path (for example, opposite the TV).
Good value: Glossy is good for ambient light, but not for direct reflections.
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Semi-gloss

Has a semi gloss finish, which diffuses reflections. For an average room, this should not be a problem. This will only be an issue if there are a few bright lights directly on the TV.

0 3D
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What it is: Optional 3D video capability on TV.
When it matters: 3D movies and videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
3D
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What it is: If it can display a picture in 3D.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
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No
3D Type
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What it is: The 3D technology used by the TV.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
Good value: Active have better resolution, but flickers. Passive is more comfortable, but loses half the vertical resolution.
:
No
2D to 3D
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What it is: Feature that converts 2D content to 3D.
When it matters: If you want to watch 2D content in 3D. Note that the quality is not as good as that of native 3D.
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No

3D is not supported on the 750D.

Pixels
9.2

Motion

The XBR65X750D handles motion well. It has a quick response time which results in very little motion blur. It is able to play movies smoothly from any source, and has motion interpolation options for those that like the soap opera effect.

8.8 Motion Blur
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What it is: Amount of blur on fast movement.
When it matters: Sports, video games.
Score components:
Sony X750D Motion Blur Picture Sony X750D Response Time Chart
Response Time
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What it is: How quickly pixels can change color.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 20ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
12.2 ms
Overshoot
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What it is: When TV’s pixels adjust too far; how quickly they come back.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 10ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
0.5 ms

The X750D has a quick response time, which works well to produce little motion blur. There is a small amount of overshoot but this is a great result, and the TV has no issues with fast motion.

10 Image Flicker
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What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Sports, video games, when TV is used as a PC monitor
Score components:
Sony X750D Backlight Picture
PWM Dimming Frequency
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What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz)
:
0 Hz
BFI
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What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: Yes
:
Yes
Sony X750D BFI Picture Sony X750D BFI Frequency Picture
BFI Frequency
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What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: 60 Hz
:
60 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
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What it is: Option to insert black frames when in the best settings for gaming
When it matters: Reducing eye tracking blur for video games
Good value: Yes
:
Yes

By default the backlight does not flicker, but it is possible to achieve this by adjusting 'MotionFlow'. This helps to clear up motion.

10 24p Playback
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What it is: Whether 24p content can play without any judder.
When it matters: Only 24p content (mostly just movies).
Judder-free 24p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 24p signal.
When it matters: Blu-ray and DVD movies; 24 hz PC signal.
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Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60p signal.
When it matters: Movies from streaming devices (Apple TV, Fire TV, etc.); 60 hz PC signal.
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Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60i
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60i signal.
When it matters: Movies from cable/satellite boxes.
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Yes

The XBR65X750D is judder free when watching movies from 24p or 60i/60p sources without any problem. For a judder-free experience when watching movies with 60i or 60p sources like a cable/satellite box, you need to set the 'Motionflow' option to 'True Cinema' in the 'Advanced Settings' of the 'Picture Adjustments'. 24p signals do not require any setting adjustments to play smoothly.

10 Motion Interpolation
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What it is: Also known as 'Soap Opera Effect'. It is an optional feature that increases the frame rate of the video, smoothing movement.
When it matters: If you like the look of smoothed video. Not everyone does.
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 30 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 60 fps.
When it matters: 30 fps or lower videos. Includes movies, TV shows, some video games.
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Yes
Sony X750D Motion Interpolation (30 fps) Picture
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 60 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 100 fps.
When it matters: 60 fps videos. Includes some video games, some sports channels.
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Yes
Sony X750D Motion Interpolation (60 fps) Picture

The TV can interpolate content from 30fps or 60fps up to the native refresh rate of 120fps.

8.1

Inputs

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The Sony X750D has good input lag that should please any casual gamers out there. Those looking to use the XBR65X750D as a computer monitor will be pleased with the clear text due to chroma subsampling support. There are a wide range of inputs to connect old and new devices.

8.1 Input Lag
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What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.
1080p @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV with a 1080p @ 60Hz input.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
31.4 ms
1080p With Interpolation
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What it is: Lowest input lag when the motion interpolation feature is turned on.
When it matters: When you want to play video games with the Soap Opera Effect enabled.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
52.0 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
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What it is: Input lag in picture modes other than the specific game mode.
When it matters: For playing video games while retaining access to all features of the TV.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
56.3 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
When it matters: PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
31.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
32.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4.
When it matters: PC Monitor
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
32.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz with HDR.
When it matters: HDR Video games.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
32.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 with HDR enabled at 8 bit
When it matters: PC Monitor with an HDR capable graphic card
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
30.5 ms

1080p input lag is good and should be enough for any casual gamer. To achieve the lowest input lag, set the picture mode to 'Game' or 'Graphics'.

Update 10/21/2016: We have retested with the newest firmware update and a HDR10 signal.

8.0 Supported Resolutions
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What it is: Different resolutions supported by TV.
When it matters: PC monitor usage.
Score components:
  • 20% 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 1080p @ 120Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 1060p @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and 60 fps gaming.
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Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
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What it is: 120 fps 1080p signal supported.
When it matters: PC gaming.
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No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 30 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: 60 fps 4k signal supported.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: Productivity and 60 fps gaming in 4k.
:
Yes

To display Chroma 4:4:4 set the scene to 'Graphics' or 'Game'. HDMI ports 2 and 3 accept a 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 signal, but only when 'Enhanced HDMI' is enabled in the input settings. The XBR65X750D does accept a 1080p @ 120Hz resolution, but can only display half of the frames, even though it is a 120Hz TV.

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI : 4
USB : 3
Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 1
Analog Audio Out RCA : 0
Component In : 1 (shared)
Composite In : 2 (shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) : 1
Ethernet : 1
DisplayPort : 0
IR In : 1
SD/SDHC : 0

Inputs Specifications
HDR10
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What it is: Standard HDR format.
When it matters: Most common format. All UHD Blu-ray discs are required to have it.
:
Yes
Dolby Vision
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What it is: Better format, due to its dynamic nature.
When it matters: Currently, only available via streaming.
:
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith : Yes (HDMI 2, 3)
ARC : Yes (HDMI 3)
USB 3 : Yes (1)
HDCP 2.2 : Yes
CEC : Yes
MHL : No
Variable Analog Audio Out : Yes

The X750D does not support HDR10 at the moment, but is planned to with a future firmware update.

Update 10/21/2016: With the newest firmware update, HDR10 is now supported.

4.6

Sound Quality

As with most other large TVs, the sound of the X750D is poor. It suffers from significant distortion at all volumes and poor frequency response. Even a cheap sound bar would be a significant improvement.

Note: Sound Quality test for TVs reviewed before 2017 was performed at 75dB, 85dB, and Max SPL. Starting 2017, the target SPL levels have been changed to 70dB, 80dB, and Max dB SPL.

5.4 Frequency Response
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What it is: Sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: For balanced sound.
Score components:
Sony X750D Frequency Response Picture
Std. Dev. @ 70
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
4.37 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
4.89 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: Max volume.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
7.29 dB SPL
Max
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What it is: Max volume on the TV at a distance of 1 meter.
When it matters: For listening to loud audio.
Good value: > 90 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
91.3 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
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What it is: How low of a frequency at which the bass starts.
When it matters: Movies; gaming.
Good value: < 50Hz
Noticeable difference: 10Hz
:
190 Hz

Poor performance. The frequency response and low-end cutoff are poor regardless of volume, and there is compression and pumping present under heavier loads. On the other hand, the maximum loudness is good for a TV.

3.1 Total Harmonic Distortion
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What it is: Pureness of a single frequency.
Score components:
Sony X750D Total Harmonic Distortion Picture
Distortion @ 70
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.023
Distortion @ 80
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.978
Distortion @ Max
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 85 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
3.909

Poor distortion performance. The amount of harmonic distortion at 75dB and 85dB are low. There was audible aliasing present even at 85dB. at 100dB there's a dramatic jump in the harmonic distortion, which is typical of most Sony TVs. However, these artifacts will be less audible in real-life situations.

8.0

Smart Features

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
Sony X750D Smart TV Picture
Smart OS : Android

The Sony XBR65X750D features the Android TV platform with its latest iteration (Marshmallow 6.0.1). When compared to other smart platforms, the latest Android TV offers some of the widest variety of content, apps and games available. Even if the TV is slow to boot, once it is up and running, it is one of the fastest and most stable platforms out there. You can easily switch between all your connected devices and also view your personal photos and videos simply by connecting a USB flash drive.

Apps
Sony X750D Apps Picture

All of the major apps like Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, HBO Now and Showtime are available and should cover all your media appetite. Sony's own PlayStation Now is also available, giving you access to more games and other media that would normally not be offered in Google Play.

10 Ads
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What it is: Whether or not ads can be found on the TV's smart platform.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
Score components:
Ad-free
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What it is: The TV's ability to provide an ad-free experience.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
:
Yes
Opt-out
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What it is: Whether you can opt out of the ad services or not. A TV only passes this test if it allows you to remove them completely, not only disable the personalized advertising.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
:
N/A

TV Controls
Sony X750D Controls Picture

Controls are located at the left side of the TV, on the back. They provide basic functionality and are easily accessed, even when wall mounted.

Remote
Sony X750D Remote Picture
Remote : Basic

The Sony X750D has a similar remote as most other Sony TVs, such as the X800D, but lacks the voice control button. It is possible to purchase the voice control remote separately, and this works with the TV. The provided remote is easy to use and provides quick access to most features.

In The Box
Sony X750D In The Box Picture

  • Manuals
  • Remote
  • IR blaster
  • Batteries

Misc
Power Consumption : 59 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 161 W
Firmware : PKG6.0306.0001NAA

Differences between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 65" (XBR65X750D). This is the only size available at the moment.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Sony XBR65X750D doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review.

Size Model
65" XBR65X750D

Compared to other TVs

Sony X750D Group Shot Picture
Top left: LG UH7700 (55UH7700). Bottom left: Samsung KU6300 (UN55KU6300). Middle: Sony X750D (XBR65X750D). Top right: Vizio M Series 2016 (M70-D3). Bottom right: Sony X850D (XBR55X850D).  Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The Sony X750D is only available in 65", a very competitive size for TVs. It is a mid-range TV, lacking some of the features found in higher end models.

Vizio M Series 2016
50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 80"

The Vizio M Series 2016 is available for a slightly higher price, but in a wide range of sizes. It provides very good picture quality when viewed for directly in front. It has some extra features such as local dimming to improve the picture quality in a dark room. For those watching movies in a dark room, it is the best mid-range TV to pick. However for a bright room or when viewed at an angle, go with the Sony X750D.

Samsung KU6300
40" 43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70"

The Samsung KU6300 provides better picture quality when viewed from directly in front, but this degrades quickly when viewed at an angle. The dark room performance is better than the Sony X750D, but not as good as other TVs in the same price range. For watching sports TV in a bright room the X750D is the clear winner due to the good motion performance and possibility of wider seating areas.

Sony X850D
55" 65" 75" 85"

The Sony X850D is a step up in price, but it does provide slightly better all-round performance. The Sony X850D provides a wider color gamut  for those planning to watch HDR movies, as well as better resolution support for those looking to use the TV as a PC monitor. Most people would be better off saving the money and going with the Sony X750D.

LG UH7700
55" 60" 65"

The LG UH7700 is slightly more expensive, and has the same strengths as the Sony X750D. It provides slightly above average picture quality and handles motion very well. For the price though, it isn't worth it as the Sony X750D provides almost exactly the same performance. 

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7.6Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
Score components:
Good TV for mixed usage. Picture quality is slightly above average, and only degrades when viewed quite far off axis. Performs better in a bright room, as blacks can't get very deep. Motion handling is great.
6.5Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
Score components:
Below average for watching movies in a dark room. Picture quality is slightly above average, but blacks can't get very deep. Black uniformity is below average.
8.0TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
Score components:
Good for watching TV in a bright room. Picture quality is slightly above average and performs well with wide seating. Low quality content is upscaled well. Smart platform is easy to use and provides lots of features. Good at dealing with reflections and glare.
8.0Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
Score components:
Great for watching sports. Fast motion is handled very well. Picture quality is slightly above average and remains even when viewed at an angle.
8.0Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
Score components:
Great for video games. Combination of low input lag and very good motion handling results in responsive TV. Picture quality is slightly above average.
7.1HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
Score components:
Supports HDR10. Picture quality for SDR content is slightly above average, but can't show a wider range of colors or get very bright. When watching in a dark room, blacks appear gray.

Update 10/21/2016: HDR10 is now supported.

7.5HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
Picture quality is slightly above average. Doesn't support a wide color gamut or features to improve dark scene performance, such as local dimming. Blacks can't get very deep. HDR input lag is low which is good.
7.7PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
Score components:
Good as a PC monitor. Feels very responsive with low input lag and very little motion blur. Supports chroma subsampling at 4k @ 60Hz, so text appears very clear on all backgrounds.
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Questions & Answers

13 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
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Since the Samsung KU6300 and Sony X750D have the same overall score (7.5), which would be a better buy for an average person that would mostly watch movies & TV shows/video games that support 4k and HDR. Price does not matter for me.
Go with the KU6300.
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You should add that HDR compatibility will be added later on this year. This is from the SONY release: "The XBR-X750D and XBR-X700D TVs will be upgradable to HDR compatibility via a firmware update later this year".
We noted this under the 'Inputs Specifications' section, but you are right that it isn't obvious enough. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Are you sure the 65" panel is a 60Hz panel and can't accept a 1080p signal at 120Hz? Sony's website under Full Specifications lists the XBR-65X750D as having "Motionflow XR 960 (native 120Hz)" while the 55" and 49" models say "Motionflow XR 240 (native 60Hz)"
Yes. You can see in our motion interpolation picture that it is really 120Hz. However, it didn't pass the frame skipping test at an input of 1080p @ 120.
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Even with HDR added via firmware update, how good do you think this TV will perform being average brightness and no wide color gamut?
This TV is unlikely to see many improvements with the addition of HDR10. It has slightly above average picture quality so HDR content will still look good, but as you have pointed out it lacks features to improve this further.
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Just wanted to point out that the 7 series Sony TVs and 8-9 series Sony TVs have different remotes. 7 lacks the voice control and number pad.

Thanks for pointing this out, but to be precise, the remote RMT-TX200U also missing the dedicated button for Google Play, but both types of remote do in fact have the number pad, we have updated our reviews with this new information.

Also, the remote of the series 8 or 9 (RMF-TX200U) can be bought separately and should work with the series 7.

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I'm debating between the Sony X750D and the LG UH7700 (60"). Both are in the price range that I would prefer, and at a screen size that I want. I do everything with my PS4 (games, netflix/hulu/etc, blu ray/dvd). I know that the picture quality isn't that high compared to higher priced models, but we all have desires that exceed our limitations.
Go with the X750D. It has overall slightly better gaming experience due to the lower motion blur and great input lag. The picture quality of both is similar, and suited to a bright room.
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Hello, I just bought a X750D and I already upgraded it with the last firmware, I think the HDR is working because the icon appears in the image setting but I notice the quality very poor. For Netflix like Marco Polo series the brightness is very low, and contrast is too. I don't know what happened but I really don't like it, of course that only happens with HDR movies, could you please help me?
When playing HDR content, ensure the 'Brightness' is turned up to maximum. Other than this, try following our settings shown here. Adjust the 'Color Temperature' to your preference.
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Cedric, Great new YouTube video reviews! Like the changes you have made this time around. You know after reading your reviews and now watching the YouTube LG UH8500 I think that was the model, I am thinking only reason to get an IPS panel is if you're viewing from off center, spread out seating. Speaking as a Samsung JS7000 55" owner, the dark room contrast is pretty bad.
Thanks for the feedback! IPS panels really are better for wider seating in a bright room, as you have said the contrast isn't good enough to stand out in a dark room. They are normally a good choice for watching sports or as a living room TV due to this though.
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So the XBR-750D is a lesser purchase than the the 60Hz KU6300? What's the best 65" budget 4K TV right now less than $1500 with a VA panel and the best rated 4K TV less than $1500 with a IPS panel? Thanks for the feedback.
The Sony X750D is a good TV, but since it got a IPS panel, it is not as good for movie watching in a dark room than the Samsung KU6300. The best budget 65" TV under 1500$ with a VA panel is the Vizio M and with an IPS TV is the Sony X750D.
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I'm very impressed with the site and reviews and have been reading through the site for quite some time. As I've decided to go with a Sony IPS TV and am I looking for 65" at around $1200.00 it appears that two sets are the X750D, or last years X900C. TV is going to primarily be used with a 4k capable HTPC and viewing is in a bright room with windows, most viewing will be from 10-12 feet away. I'm torn between these two models as there seem to be some trade offs like WCG on the X900C or the X750D being marginally brighter. What are the other differences I should consider? The TV will be used for PC based television (Windows Media Center), PC based gaming @ 1080P/4K, or Amazon Fire TV for 4k content though I am hoping that the Sony Android TV features might be allow me to remove it. Night time viewing happens and to improve presentation a bias lighting system will be installed on the rear of the TV which will be 8 inches from the wall.
Go with the Sony X750D. It has almost half of the input lag in 4k, this will definitely make gaming more fun. Also, the X750D is running the latest Android TV version (Marshmallow 6.0.1) which is more fast and feel better in general compare to the older Lollipop version.
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According to the Sony website, the X750D is an HDR model, yet your review states it has no support for HDR formats. Is there a misprint or does HDR exist in the set, but it simply has poor performance? Thanks... X750D/X700D 4k HDR with Android TV
At the moment, it does not support HDR. Sony said there would be a firmware update before the end of the year, that will bring HDR support. When the firmware will be release, we will update the review.
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Looking for a TV to go in the basement we are finishing. There is some natural light so not a “dark cave”. Sources/Uses: cable, streaming (Netflix, Amazon Video, MLB TV), PS4 gaming and Blu-ray. Lots of sports viewing. Viewing distance will be 8-8.5. Looking at 60-65" and based on your chart that seems about right. Budget is $1,000-1,500 (but if you have a recommendation for less I'm all ears!). If I'm going to watch the browns stink it up on the field I at least want to see it clearly! Thanks
The Sony X750D is a very good choice for your set-up where you have some natural light. If you want a second choice, you could also check for the Samsung KU6300. The KU6300 use a VA panel which is better suited for a dark room (so depending of the amount of natural light you have it may be a less good choice) and has a better input lag for gaming. To compare, both TVs have a 7.5 mixed usage ratings.
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I almost pulled the trigger on the LG 65UH8500 before I saw this review. Between that one and the X750D, which one do you recommend for a bright room with lots of windows, wide angle viewing (due to seating arrangement) and mostly TV viewing? No movies.
The UH8500 provides features to increase the dark scene performance, such as local dimming. This is not necessary for your use so save the money and get the Sony X750D. The picture quality remains good when viewed at an angle and the whole screen can get bright to combat glare. It is also slightly better at handling reflections than the LG UH8500.
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