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Sony XBR-55X930D 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D HDR Smart TV (2016 Model)

March 16, 2016 by  
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Sony XBR-55X930D 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED UHDTV

Sony XBR-55X930D 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV (with High Dynamic Range)

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*New for 2016. The top rated Sony XBR-55X930D X930D series is Sony’s best 55-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D LED backlit TV for 2016. The big theme at CES 2016 was High Dynamic Range (HDR), and the Sony X930D Series is a flagship model demonstrating this technology. HDR allows for brighter more vivid colors that pop, and a wider range from dark to light. 4K TVs have four times the resolution of Full HD (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). 4K is the same resolution as a movie movie theater, only now you can view it at home. The XBR-55X930D has the new 4K X-Reality Pro™ Image Processor, X1 4K Chip, and TRILUMINOS™ Panel (Sony’s version of Quantum Dots ), and High Dynamic Range (4K HDR) which will provide for best picture quality. Sony is a leader in 4K TV technology, and has Sony 4K Projectors installed at most movie theaters. MotionFlow XR960 Features include 3D ready capability, Dynamic Edge (local dimming), 24p True Cinema®, Sony’s 120Hz with Sony’s Motionflow® XR 960 high framerate technology will increase the framerate for a sharper and smoother image compared to regular 60Hz hdtvs for Sports and fast moving action. Sony’s new Android TV Operating System includes Google Cast, voice search & Play Store apps, TV shows, online videos, games. Content includes Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube, Facebook, HuluPlus, Twitter, news, sports, weather and more. Access the internet with an ethernet cable, or by using the upgraded Built-in WiFi adapter Dual Band (a/b/g/n/ac), the latest standard. The TV is 3D Ready, uses Active 3D Glasses (sold separately). 2D to 3D Conversion. 3D content is available from cable, satellite, games, and Blu-ray disc. The XBR-55X930D offers Ultra HD 4K resolution (3840×2160). Plug in up to 4 HDMI devices (HDMI 2.0). Google Cast-Ready & Miracast Mirroring.

4K X-Reality™ Pro

Sony's 4K image processor upscales HD to 4K Ultra HD

Sony’s best 4K X-Reality Pro Processor upconverts standard HD to 4K. Upscaling is one of the most important features on a 4K TV. Sony’s X-tended Dynamic Range™, gives this TV up to 2x brightness the range of regular LED TVs. Sound is provided by Four speakers with a total output of 30 watts. Presence Sensor, can turn off the picture when you leave the room. Ambient sensor adjusts brightness according to brightness of the room. Three USB 2.0 ports to connect USB drives to view videos and pictures, or listen to music. Sleep Timer. DLNA Certified connectivity to your PC. ENERGY STAR® compliant. Wi-Fi Direct (connect to your smartphone/tablet directly to the TV), MHL, Screen Mirroring, Headphone Jack. The 65X930D includes a multi function remote with voice control.

4K Ultra HD Latest 4K TV Standards: The Sony XBR-X930D Series has the latest 4K standards including 4K HDR. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This technology will give you a great picture with colors that pop, and brighter whites, and deeper blacks (See our video below). This is the direction that TVs are going in for 2016. The X930D also has a HEVC (H.265) decoder. HEVC is the latest compression technology which allows streaming video and 4K video to fit in a much narrower bandwidth, allowing for higher framerates (up to 60fps). This will allow Netflix and other providers to give you 4K quality video using current systems. This model also has the latest HDMI 2.0 standard, which can also support the highest framerates in 4K. This will allow action movies, 4K camcorder video, and sports to operate at the higher 60fps for smoother image quality. This set was upgraded with the latest Dual Band WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz) a/b/g/n/ac for the fastest wireless streaming of 4K content.

Dimensions: 48.86″ x 30.38″ x 10.38″ (54.90 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 48.86″ x 28.25″ x 1.44″ (48.50 lbs.) without stand

Available Sizes: 65-inch, and 55-inch

Best of 2016Smart-Review Commentary: For 2016, Sony’s top rated 55-Inch 4K XBR X930D Series is one of the best LED TVs made by Sony. Sony is going all out on HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, and this is the best Sony we have seen to date. The HDR makes the colors pop, and the higher dynamic range greatly improves the picture. This 4K TV will give you 4 times more pixels than normal HD TVs (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). This allows you to sit much closer to the TV without seeing the individual pixels. By sitting closer, you will have an immersive movie theater experience. Sony has over 10 years of experience with 4K cinema 4K Projectors, as most theaters today have a Sony 4K projector installed. We previewed the X930D series at CES 2016, and the picture was outstanding (see video below). This TV is also a 3D TV and uses active 3D glasses (TDG-BT500A 3d glasses sold separately). It has the latest Dual Band WiFi standards for fast 4K video streaming and Smart TV function, Android TV, a TRILUMINOS™ Display (Sony’s version of Quantum Dots ) , Motionflow® XR960, and Sony’s 4K X-Reality™ Pro Engine.

X-tended Dynamic Range Pro

The XBR-X940C Series 4K TV has a TRILUMINOS™ Panel

The X930D series has a TRILUMINOS™ panel (Sony’s version of Quantum Dots) for a wider color spectrum. One of our favorite features, X-tended Dynamic Range™ Pro increases the contrast, with whiter whites, and deeper blacks. These upgrades provide exceptional colors, higher contrast and uniformity. The 4K X-Reality™ Pro engine can upconvert all of your regular HD up to near 4K quality. The new Android TV interface provides internet content such as Netflix®, Amazon Prime, YouTube™, Pandora, Facebook, Skype, and a browser. You can also install Apps from Google Play. The TV comes with a multi-function Voice Controlled Remote for Smart TV and Web browsing functions. Netflix, Amazon, Dish, DirecTV and others have 4K content available in 2016, and this TV is ready with its built-in HEVC (H.265) decoder. As usual, Sony has produced a very striking and stylish set, along with a very strong feature set. This set has HDMI 2.0 (the latest standard), which will allow the highest frame-rates of 4K video. It is future ready and supports next generation 4K players and services. We previewed this model at the Consumer Electronics Show, and felt it had one of the best pictures at the show. The 4K HDR really makes a difference (see video below). The XBR-55X930D is an exceptional 4K TV, the top 65-inch TV from Sony, and is not only a Smart-Review top pick, but has won our BEST OF 2016 Award for 4K TVs.

Sony XBR X930D 4K Ultra HD TV Series 55-inch
    HDTV Features

  • *New 2016 Model
  • 4K Ultra HD TV
  • Deep Black Panel
  • High Dynamic Range (4K HDR)
  • X-tended Dynamic Range™ Pro
  • 3D Ready TV
  • Smart TV w/Touchpad Remote
  • 2160p (3840×2160)
  • 178 degree viewing angles
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • Four HDMI 2.0 Connections
  • HEVC (H.265) Decoder
  • 30 Watt Sound System
  • Android TV System
  • Latest Wi-Fi Standards
  • Motionflow® XR 960
  • DLNA Certified
  • 4K X-Reality™ Pro

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Sony X930D Series TVs with High Dynamic Range (4K HDR) at CES 2016

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