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Sony KD-65X81J review

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Key features
  • 65 inches
  • LCD
  • 4K
Expert review

Sony’s most basic 4K for 2021 isn’t as basic as it used to be. We’re delighted that Sony has done away with its 7000 series from previous years, which didn’t have a proper app store, and has given all its 2021 TVs the Google TV smart operating system. That’s one tick for the 65-inch KD-65X81J, but what else does it have going for it? Find out in our review.

What's included:
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • • Screen size: 65-inch
  • What’s the picture quality like?
  • What’s the sound quality like?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • How are the smart features?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Is Sony a good TV brand?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

July 2021

Released

May 2021

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