Sony XBR55X900F review & specs

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Sony XBR55X900F: IMAX-Enhanced 55-Inch TV

Sony XBR55X900F

The Sony XBR55X900F is a 55-inch model from the X900F series, released in 2018 being a mid-priced model. Sony’s X900F series offers five (49-, 55-, 65-, 75-, 85-inch) models of 4K TVs packed with various features for improved image quality (X-1 Extreme, X-Motion Clarity, Dolby Vision, etc.).

I will start this Sony XBR55X900F review from the basics of TV’s picture performance: this model is a LED backlit 4K Ultra HD TV, based on the X1 Extreme processor which is great in providing a natural and vivid image. The TV also works with Range Pro 6X — a special contrast enhancement technology, designed to add some flicker to the overall picture. The TV also uses the Triluminos display which significantly widens the color gamut.

Among the other Sony XBR55X900F specs, it’s should be highlighted that this TV is IMAX enhanced so it meets the high-quality standards of color, contrast, and clarity, providing a true cinematic experience. The TV supports Dolby Vision as well.

Besides, the XBR55X900F review gives you the possibility to found out about a special Cinemotion picture setting that can be found in the Picture Setting Adjustments menu. It’s a rare and exclusive feature that prevents a soap opera effect by providing the frame compensation.

The TV works on Android TV 6.0 platform which includes such apps as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and many others. Google Cast allows streaming movies/pictures/TV shows from iOS- or Android-based smartphone/laptop to the TV’s screen.

The XBR55X900F stands on two wide-set legs that do require a large table but are designed in such a way so you could place a soundbar between them. There is also basic cable management on the back of the stand. The black borders around the screen are quite thin (0.35-inch). The TV is reasonably thick as it doesn’t have a bundle at its bottom part. Thanks to the uniform thickness, it will be great for wall-mount.

This model can offer such connectivity options: four HDMI inputs, two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports, composite video input, optical digital audio output, analog audio output, and Ethernet port. For a wireless connection, there are both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The TV comes with Sony XBR55X900F manual and remote control. The included remote control looks classy and has two quick buttons for Netflix and Google Play. A button at the top of the remote allows activating the voice search system. The TV is also Alexa/Google Assistant compatible.

The TV’s built-in 20W stereo speakers are supplied with Dolby Surround feature but lack bass and sound power.

Sony XBR55X900F pros and cons

Pros

  • The processing of standard-definition content is great.
  • The HDR performance is better than the one in many similar models.
  • The Full Array local dimming works well.
  • The voice recognition search on the remote works great even in a noisy room.

Cons

  • The side angle viewing is quite bad.
  • There are a lot of low-quality apps on Android TV that freeze or crash.

Common features

Product

Sony XBR55X900F

Model

XBR55X900F

Brand

Sony

Rating

4.4 of 5

Reviews

311

General

Series

X900F

Screen sizes in series

49, 55, 65, 75, 85

Display

Screen size, inch

55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD

Screen design

flat

Display width, cm/in

120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

68.04/29.76

Display area, %

94.95

Display colors

1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

120

Aspect ratio

16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, WebM, M2TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

QuickTime, Xvid

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178

Vertical, degrees

178

Audio

Speakers

stereo

Speakers power, W

20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

MIDI, M4A, LPCM

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black

Width, cm/in

122.8/48.34

Height, cm/in

70.6/27.79

Depth, cm/in

6.9/2.71

Weight, kg/lbs

18.2/40.12

Width with stand, cm/in

122.8/48.34

Height with stand, cm/in

77.1/30.35

Depth with stand, cm/in

20.6/10.55

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

19.1/42.11

Connections

HDMI

4

USB

3

Component video input

0

Composite video input

1

VGA input

0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

300 x 300

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Motionflow XR

Backlight technology

Direct LED

Manufacturer

VA

Native refresh rate, Hz

240

Panel bit depth, bits

10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

81

Processor

Model

ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Android 7.0 Nougat. Android 8.0 Oreo

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

224

Standby power consumption, W

0.5

User manual

Manual

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