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Sony XBR-55X900 Series 4K HD TV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews of Sony XBR-55X900 Series 4K HD TV. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the color and sound. The usability and design are also appreciated. Views are divided on the price. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony XBR-55X900 Series 4K HD TV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony XBR-55X900 Series 4K HD TV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Sony XBR-55X900 Series 4K HD TV from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the color and sound. The usability and design also get good opinions. There are some negative opinions about the reliability, while views are divided on the price.

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reliability

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBR-55X900A 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (Black)Sony XBR-55X900A 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (Black)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony XBR-55X900B

 

With a robust built-in sound system, the Sony XBR-65X900B is one of the best 4K HDTVs you can buy right now, but until 4K content becomes widely available, it's not worth the high cost.

Bright picture with accurate colors. Attractive design. Powerful sound system. Lots of features.

Expensive. Poor black levels for the price. 4K content selection isn't compelling yet.

While you can't count on Netflix and YouTube for 4K video unless you have a truly prodigious Internet connection, Sony itself offers a solution that's much more reliable. Unfortunately, it's expensive and extremely limited. The upcoming FMP-X10 is a...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony XBR 55X900B

 

At the high end, where TVs like Sony's XBR-X900B compete, there's the added fact that many people have a dedicated home-theater system, with big separate speakers and amplification that render moot (mute?) any audio built into the TV.

The Sony XBR-X900B series provides the best picture quality of any 4K TV we've tested so far, competing well against the better plasmas. It also pumped out best sound of any TV we've heard, bar none. Its prominent speakers and high-end finish makes a...

Those speakers: you'll either love 'em or hate 'em. Most people won't love 'em. The X900B is also more expensive than most 65-inch 4K TVs. The high resolution doesn't provide a major boost in image quality, especially with non-4K content. The 3D image...

If you can stand its speakers, Sony's XBR-X900B will reward you with the best combination of audio and video quality you've ever seen (or heard).

Jun, 2014

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

Sony XBR-55X900B LCD/LED Ultra HDTV

 

Short of sitting very close, you'll need a screen bigger than 55 inches to see the full benefits of 4K resolution. But the XBR-55X900B is, nevertheless, a champion in all respects, including one we didn't anticipate: state-of-the-art edge-lit local...

Exceptional blacks and shadow detail; Excellent color and resolution; Impressive sound with optional subwoofer

Price; Small screen for 4K

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : hdtvuniverse.com (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony XBR-55X900B Review – 55-inch 4K Ultra LED HDTV

 

Sony has designed this 4K UHD TV using the innovative Wedge Design. Here, the display screen is thin at the top and gradually thickens towards the bottom creating enough depth for the side-mounted speaker system. This makes a perfect shape to save...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Josh Fields (reviewed.com)

Sony Bravia XBR-55X900A

 

Sony's X900A is excellent—if you have money to burn and actual 4K content.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony XBR-55X900A Ultra HD LCD TV Reviewed

 

Adrienne Maxwell tackles her first Ultra HD television review with one of the first UHD television sets. How does it look? Is there a noticeable improvement? Is it worth taking the plunge? Read on to find out!

It's 4,000 words later, and I'm still having a hard time reaching a final verdict on the XBR-55X900A. On the one hand, the TV offers excellent all-around performance, producing a very attractive image in both dark and bright room settings. It doesn't...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (lcdtvbuyingguide.com)

Sony XBR-55X900B 4K 120Hz LED TV

 

The standout features of the 55X900B are 1) the X-tended Dynamic Range feature which allows for more active zone control of the LED backlighting and 2) the Side Mounted speakers eliminate the need for a surround sound system. The side mounted speaks...

Side angle viewing is a clear weakness in this display. That is nothing new for those familiar with LED TVs, but it is something that can be hard to swallow in a purchase as large as this one. The large screen sizes and proper placement of the TV help...

Expert review by : TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony XBR-55X900A Review

 

Although the Sony XBR-55X900A 4K Ultra HD TV has a widescreen 55-inch display, it is only 2.6 inches thick. This slim TV also weighs 52 pounds, stands 48.7 inches tall and measures 29.3 inches wide.

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Bravia XBR-55X900A and XBR-65X900A 4K TV hands-on review

 

4K TVs are undoubtedly the stars of the show at this year's CES with LG, Samsung and Sony all eager to wow both the media and buyers alike. Here's our hands-on review from a brief but close-up look at the XBR-55X900A.

Due to the limited amount of time we've spent with the X900A, we can't give a definitive verdict. We'll update this review when we've done a full test of the TV.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Awesome tv. The app layout is awesome and so clear

 

Great picture especially since the TV is so thin. Addicted to the apps and Google cast on the tv.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse / DTS Digital Surround,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:S-Force Front Surround 3D
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Number of loudspeakers:4
Number of Speakers:2 / 4
RMS rated power:20 / 65
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports
Subwoofer RMS power:40

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Heavy metals free:Pb (lead)

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.6 / 54.7
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Direct-LED / Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:960
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9, Auto, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) / 3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 480i,480p,720p,1080i,1080p,2160p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:120 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120 - 240
Power consumption (max):268
Power consumption (standby):0.2

Ergonomics

On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Smartphone remote support:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Automatic shut off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE / English, Spanish, French
On/Off timer:Y / Yes
Sleep Timer:Y / Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Hotel, Movie, Music, Personal, Photo, Sports

Management features

Hotel mode:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:AVRCP,HID,HOGP,SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Miracast:Y
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Stand width:19.7

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:4
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.72 / 8.74
Package height:32.7 / 33.4
Package weight:59.5 / 88.2
Package width:52.5 / 69.1

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, MP3, WAV, WMA / FLAC,MP3,WAV,WMA
Clock function: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode:Y / Yes
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming:Y / Yes
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS
Teletext function:N / Yes
Video compression format:3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID
Video compression formats:ASF,AVC,HEVC,M-JPEG,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MxPEG,VP8,Xvid
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID / 3GPP,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,WEBM
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Common interface (CI):N / No
Common interface Plus (CI+):N / No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP:Y
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub):N / No
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
RS-232C ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:139
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):268
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):171

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y / Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Operating system installed:Android
Smart TV:Y / Yes
User memory:16

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes
Light sensor:Y

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Number of tuners:1
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 3.94
Depth (with stand):10.2 / 15.9
Height:27.8 / 29.5
Height (with stand):30.4 / 30.6
Package depth:7.72 / 8.74
Package height:32.7 / 33.4
Package weight:1411 / 59.5
Package width:52.5 / 69.1
Weight:1217 / 37.3
Weight with stand:39.9
Width:48.3 / 57.6
Width (with stand):48.3 / 57.6