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.