Sony X930D TV Review
The X930D does a lot of things right, and looks very good doing them
The Sony X930D (and in the case of our review, the 55-inch model) is a solid HDR entry for 2016, but despite that this is technically Sony's flagship for the year, it feels like a few things are missing. Starting at $2,199, the X930D isn't too expensive, but for the core performance I viewed and measured, it has enough little flaws and presentation issues that it isn't easy to outright recommend.
Below, you'll find the core result charts for very basic, non-HDR performance in the TV's accuracy-focused Cinema pro mode, specifically the TV's SDR color gamut, RGB/white balance, grayscale error, and gamma performance.
Because the X930D is an HDR set and our current testing environment and rubric is not optimized yet for HDR output and 10-bit playback—and because the TV, like every Sony, doesn't have a color tuner for CMS management—I didn't go through a full calibration process as I normally would. A comparison of picture modes revealed Cinema pro to be the most accurate out of the box mode, however, and if you're looking to calibrate this TV I recommend starting from there.
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