The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 65S405 vs Sony XBR65A8F that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The screen size is the same and is 65 inches. The 65S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Sony XBR65A8F - A8F. The TCL 65S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and XBR65A8F boasts 55, 65 inches diagonals.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 65S405 has the LCD display, while XBR65A8F has the OLED display. The Sony XBR65A8F works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 65S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
The 65S405 plays sound in stereo format, and surround sound is available on XBR65A8F. The speaker power of the TCL 65S405 is 16W, versus 50W of the Sony XBR65A8F. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 65S405 is 146.81/57.8 cm/in, and for the XBR65A8F it is 144.7/59.96 cm/inches. The height of TCL 65S405 is 84.58/33.3 cm/in, Sony XBR65A8F of height 83.6/32.91 cm/inches. A depth 65S405 is 7.87/3.1 cm/in, the XBR65A8F has 5.5/2.16 cm/in depth.
The 65S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the XBR65A8F. As for USB, the 65S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the XBR65A8F. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 65S405 and in XBR65A8F.
VESA mount is a standardized bracket system for mounting your TV to a wall. Contemplated TVs have the same size and of anchorages 300 x 300.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on each of the TVs. Hulu is available at each of the competitors. It is possible to use the HBO service on both 65S405 and XBR65A8F.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 65S405 has Local Dimming technology. Voice assistant Amazon Alexa is implemented only on XBR65A8F. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The Sony XBR65A8F is better TV in this comparison. Check Sony XBR65A8F price