Xiaomi Redmi 65-inch Smart LED TV X65 Review: Does size matter?

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi Smart TV X Collection again in March 2021. The Redmi Smart TVs can be found in three display sizes – 50-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch, priced at Rs Rs 32,999, Rs 38,999 and Rs 57,999, respectively. The TVs deliver virtually all of the options discovered on the Mi QLED TV 55-inch (overview) we noticed launch again in December 2020. Essentially the most vital distinction, after all, is the backlighting. Whereas the Mi QLED TV has a Quantum Dot layer between the backlighting and the panel, the Redmi TV has the standard direct LED backlighting. It additionally has three HDMI 2.1 ports with assist for eARC and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) for gaming. 

The 65-inch variant of the TV brings with it a fairly large display size of 58K. However the 58K value level is an honest funds to get a 50 and even 55-inch TV with totally different options. So, the query stays, do you have to take into account the 65-inch Redmi TV or take into account a 50-inch or 55-inch TV on the similar value level with higher options?

Redmi Smart TV X65 specs at a look

Panel Size: 65-inch (accessible in 55 and 50-inches as nicely) 

Panel Sort: VA and IPS choices accessible with D-LED backlighting

Panel Decision: 3840 x 2160 – 4K

Panel Refresh Fee: 60Hz

HDR 10 assist: Sure

HDR 10+ assist: Sure

Dolby Imaginative and prescient Assist: Sure

Weight: 18 kgs

HDMI Ports: 3

USB Ports: 2

Bluetooth: Sure

Wi-Fi: Sure

Ethernet: Sure

Audio system: 30W

Constructed-in storage: 16GB

Value: MRP: 57,999

Redmi Smart TV X65: Show Panel and Image High quality

Kicking issues off with the show, the Redmi Smart TV X65 comes with an IPS and VA panel choice, however there isn’t any manner of selecting one over the opposite when buying the TV. You possibly can examine which panel you’ve got by urgent the show with some content material on it. When you see rainbow-like colors the place you press the show, it’s a VA panel. When you do not, then it is an IPS panel. 

The Redmi Smart TV X65 has D-LED backlighting, and Xiaomi has not disclosed the brightness of the TV in nits nor the distinction ratio. The TV doesn’t have any dimming zones. The TV has a 4K decision with assist for all in style HDR codecs, together with HDR 10, HDR 10+, HLG and Dolby Imaginative and prescient. It additionally helps Dolby Atmos by way of the eARC port. 

The TV claims to cowl over 85% of the NTSC color area and 92% DCI-P3 color area. Along with conventional image modes and film controls like brightness, distinction, hue, color temperature, gamma, and many others., it additionally enables you to select color area resembling DCI-P3, BT 2020, BT709, and many others. permitting you to customize your content material consumption expertise. Let’s dive deep into the efficiency of the TV. 

The Redmi Smart TV supports a variety of colour spaces.

Redmi Smart TV X65: 4K and HDR efficiency

We performed our common slew of Dolby Imaginative and prescient and HDR 10, 10+ content material on the TV and located the general expertise good. In Dolby Imaginative and prescient content material from Netflix, we’ve got exhibits like Altered Carbon, Our Planet and extra, and the color replica in these scenes was good. The unit we obtained has an IPS panel with good viewing angles however compromises on the black ranges. Consuming content material in a room with biased lighting ought to assist with the greyish blacks in some sequences. Whereas the TV can get decently vibrant, it lacks the punchy brightness one would count on after we see an explosion on-screen or when Gandalf reveals himself within the Two Towers. You could have two settings for Dolby Imaginative and prescient – Shiny and Darkish, and I like to recommend protecting the setting at Dolby Imaginative and prescient vibrant on a regular basis. This will result in blacks wanting fairly gray in some darkish sequences, however the particulars are retained, making the content material simpler to devour. 

The Redmi Smart TV X65 supports DOlby Vision.

With HDR 10+ content material, we performed a bunch of exhibits from Amazon Prime Video. In a present just like the Grand Tour, we’ve got many vehicles whizzing in a vibrant desert. There are some sequences the place the digital camera is wanting on the driver, and from the driving force’s window, we will see different vehicles. A few of the vehicles right here had been merged with the background or regarded burnt. This is not one thing you’ll discover if you have not seen the identical sequence on one other TV. You will note a vibrant desert considering it is the solar, and that is okay, particularly since these sequences aren’t any quite a lot of seconds at a time. 

In a present like Jack Ryan, there’s a slight inexperienced tint to the color, and we’ve observed this on different TVs just like the Mi QLED TV and enjoying HDR 10+ content material. Sadly, there isn’t any totally different “image mode” you may change to when enjoying HDR 10+ content material by way of the native apps on the TV. Altering the color temperature to chill or ‘consumer’ eliminated the inexperienced tint. Nonetheless, it additionally loses the pure color impact which comes with the “Heat” color temperature when consuming HDR content material. 

The Redmi Smart TV X65 supports HDR 10+

When enjoying HDR 10 content material from YouTube, you’ve got entry to image presets like HDR Normal, HDR Film and HDR Vivid and in our expertise, the HDR Normal preset was the most effective for consuming content material. 

Total, contemplating the worth of the TV, the Dolby Imaginative and prescient and HDR 10 content material seems to be good on this TV, with some room for enchancment with HDR 10+ content material. The brightness in some HDR scenes doesn’t have the identical influence we noticed on the Philips 50-inch (50PUT8215/94) (overview), however contemplating the worth level, the efficiency is sweet. 

Redmi Smart TV X65: SDR efficiency

The SDR playback from streaming providers like Netflix and Prime Video can be good. We noticed a bunch of content material from Spider-Man Homecoming to Mission Inconceivable and even Younger Sheldon. Whereas the content material seems to be crisp and good, the efficiency is not at par with, say, the Philips 50-inch (50PUT8215/94). 

SDR playback on the Redmi Smart TV X65.

When switching between the Normal and Vivid mode on the Redmi TV, folks’s pores and skin tones additionally get accentuated together with the opposite colors making them seem too yellow. When utilizing the Vivid mode on the Philips TV, we noticed that whereas the colors and the environments had been highlighted, pores and skin tones look pure. 

You have a number of picture presets to choose from.

You must know that for the worth of the 65-inch Redmi TV, you get the 50-inch Philips TV. So, whereas this is not an apple-to-apple comparability, it ought to provide you with some thought of content material replica. 

Total, for SDR playback, the Normal and Film presets will get the job carried out fairly nicely. 

Redmi Smart TV X65: Gaming

That is the place issues get attention-grabbing. The Redmi Smart TV X65 helps HDMI 2.1, however it will possibly solely run video games at 60Hz. The characteristic it gives is ALLM, and whereas we have no manner of measuring the precise enter lag, Xiaomi claims a powerful 5ms enter lag on the TV. 

PS5 connected to the Redmi Smart TV X65.

We performed a bunch of video games utilizing a PS5 (overview), and the outcomes are attention-grabbing, to say the least. A recreation like Returnal (overview) has quite a lot of fast-paced motion the place each millisecond counts, and from a gameplay perspective, the sport was fairly pleasurable. The primary atmosphere within the recreation is a darkish forest with the enemies capturing many glowing projectiles at you. On an OLED TV, the distinction this brings is totally unimaginable. However on the Redmi TV, the darkish black environments have a gray tint to them, and it’s because the panel would not have native dimming and is making an attempt to simulate the color black. Nonetheless, contemplating the worth, you may nonetheless get it by enjoying Returnal. Not less than it would not look darkish and low lit. 

PS5 gaming on the Redmi Smart TV.

In a recreation like Spider-Man Miles Morales (overview), Spider-Man’s black outfit has a touch of gray in it, however the remainder of the environments look good. The smooth winter solar seems to be heat and alluring within the recreation, and when you get into the warmth of the motion, you can be hooked—the identical for a recreation like Grime 5 (overview). 

In case you are on a good funds and desire a TV for gaming, you may take into account it. A lot of the video games we performed on this TV labored nicely, and for the occasional recreation that felt dimmer, you may change the settings from HDMI 2.1 to 1.4 to play in SDR, which might work nicely for some video games. 

The Redmi Smart TV X65 supports HDMI 2.1.

Redmi Smart TV X65: Audio Efficiency

The Redmi TV comes with 30W of sound output, taken care of by two 15W drivers within the TV. It would not have the 6-driver setup we noticed on the Mi QLED TV however then once more, have a look at the worth level. The TV has first rate sound and surprisingly first rate efficiency when watching motion pictures with quite a lot of combined audio. Prepared Participant One is a good instance of this. The race on the 13-minute mark is crammed with vehicles whizzing by one another, explosions and King Kong making an attempt to destroy every thing. Whereas I’ve heard higher sounding audio system on a funds TV, these get the job carried out. Positive, there isn’t any bass, however the vocals are clear. Even when gaming, the sound of the weapons in Returnal to the thuds of your punches in Spider-Man, it is all clear. 

The Redmi Smart TV X65 has 30W of sound output.

Redmi Smart TV X65: UI

Just like the Mi QLED TV, the Redmi Smart TV gives Android TV 10 and its personal PatchWall UI. There are devoted buttons on the distant management to deliver up PatchWall and Android TV to make navigating between the 2 UIs fairly straightforward.  

The Redmi Smart TV X65 runs on the PatchWall UI and Android TV.

PatchWall goals to place content material earlier than the service. So, should you see content material on the house web page, be it The Boys, or the Mandalorian and even Tenet, you needn’t fear about which service supplier has this content material. So long as you might be logged into the streaming service, you may soar straight into the content material with out navigating the actual streaming app.  

PatchWall additionally helps with discovering content material with lists resembling “Dolby Imaginative and prescient”, “HDR 10+”, “Just lately added,” “India Prime 10 At present”, and extra. This UI is nice in case you are subscribed to many providers and devour quite a lot of content material with out worrying about navigating the apps.

PatchWall brings with it a bunch of content collections.

There are 2 issues I’ve with the UI. The primary is with the Prime Video app. If you enter the image settings when utilizing Prime Video and press again to exit the settings, you exit the app fully. That may get fairly annoying should you tinker with the settings. 

The Redmi Smart TV X65 runs on Android 10.

The second is once you join the PS5. In case you have enabled CEC on the TV and the console, urgent the centre OK button on the distant management would not deliver up the enter menu on the TV to vary the HDMI format choices. It will be greatest should you disabled CEC to deliver up the menu to vary the HDMI settings from 1.4 to 2.1. Whereas this is not a setting you’d change typically, it’s nonetheless an annoying course of to undergo to get to the setting. 

The UI is what we’ve seen on earlier Xiaomi TVs, and Xiaomi has carried out so much to tell apart the UI from the group.

Redmi Smart TV X65: Distant management

The distant management you get with the Redmi TV is similar one we’ve seen on different MI TVs and even the Mi Field 4K (overview). It is fairly a minimalistic distant with an influence button, Assistant button, hotkeys for Netflix and Prime Movies and devoted buttons for Android and PatchWall UI. There is no such thing as a devoted mute button on the distant management, however you may double-tap the amount down button to mute the TV shortly. 

The Redmi Smart TV X65 comes with a compact remote control.

Redmi Smart TV X65: Construct and design

The TV has a plastic body and two plastic toes holding it in place. Not like the Mi QLED TV, which had a premium construct, this one has a funds construct, and that’s okay, contemplating the worth level. 

The Redmi smart TV has 2 plastic feet holding it in place.

Regardless of having a funds construct, the TV has an ingenious association for the ports. Historically we’ve seen giant display funds TVs home the ports on the again, within the centre. That isn’t the case right here. The ports on the Redmi Smart TV X65 are nearer to the sting of the panel on the again, making it simpler to achieve. We even have the three HDMI ports, two USB ports and the headphones port dealing with outwards whereas the opposite ports face down. The ports dealing with outwards makes it straightforward to entry. The ports dealing with down embody the AV port, Optical port and ethernet port. There’s additionally a small plastic clasp behind the TV to assist with cable administration, which is good. 

The Redmi SMart TV X65 has 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports.

Redmi Smart TV X65: Backside Line

Xiaomi has an attention-grabbing providing with the Redmi TV X65 for Rs 57,999. It brings assist for eARC for dwelling theatres, ALLM for gaming and assist for varied HDR codecs. Whereas the general image high quality is sweet for the worth, HDR 10+ content material nonetheless has some points. SDR content material playback is sweet. The HDMI 2.1 setting is switched off by default, and attending to it includes leaping by means of some hoops when connecting the PS5. On the finish of the day, the query it’s essential ask your self is – Does size matter? In case you have a funds of 60K for a 65-inch TV, you’ve got a bunch of choices to select from earlier than making your buy choice. These embody the Nokia 65-inch Smart TV with Onkyo audio system and the TCL P615, and extra (each of which we’ve not reviewed). In case your funds is 60K and you do not thoughts a smaller display size (say 55-inch), you may take a look at Xiaomi’s personal Mi QLED TV, the TCL P715 QLED (overview) and the Philips 55PUT8215, to call just a few.

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