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

Originally Reviewed on May 30th, 2014





Up for Review: Sony XBR-55X900B 4K Ultra LED HDTV.

The Sony XBR-55X900B has been designed innovatively to best meet all your purposes. With the maximum screen resolution of 4K Ultra HD 2160p, best on-screen brightness, widest color spectrum and optimal motion performance it’s truly a TV of the next generation. Moreover, all the features of the model are programmed to upscale themselves and support all future upgrades and codecs in the 4K UHD standards, so it ensures you pay only once and enjoy lifelong benefits out of every cent you spend.


Below, we have got a list of all its prime features and specifications. Let’s take a quick look at them before we study the model in more detail.

Sony XBR-55X900B Features and Specifications:

  • TV Type: 4K Ultra HDTV
  • Screen Size: 55 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160)
  • Wedge Design
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • 4K X-Reality Picture Pro Processing
  • X-tended Dynamic Range LED Backlighting with Local Dimming
  • Motionflow XR 960
  • Active 3D Playback
  • Sony Entertainment Network with Seamless Streaming
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Screen Mirroring
  • One-Flick Entertainment
  • 3 USB and 4 HDMI Input Ports
  • Dolby-enabled 65-watt Audio System

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 space in the room. By installing the sound system on the two sides of the panel Sony has made sure that there is no requirement for additional Surround Sound for the TV. What next? It’s the 4K Ultra High-def picture quality that steals the show. Sony uses the 4K Ultra HD technology to generate over 8 million pixels on the display screen, which is 4 times the number of pixels formed on an HD display. Hence, you can reach every minute detail while watching any pictures on the TV. The X-tended Dynamic Range LED backlighting focuses on enhancing clarity, brightness and colors of the on-screen content. Together with Local Dimming it makes every bright spot look brighter and every dark spot gain the highest black levels. In turn, you get the clearest and most natural picture display. The 4K X-Reality Picture PRO engine is another excellent feature to optimize the overall picture display.

The motion performance of this panel is unbelievable. Its proprietary Motioflow XR 960 analyses every single frame and eliminates all possible blur, flicker and judder from the fast motion pictures. Result is smooth and immersive TV viewing. The TRILUMINOS Display helps produce the widest spectrum of colors, so you get extremely colorful and aesthetic images on the TV screen. Let’s not forget the Active 3D functionality. It’s amazing to watch 3D films with more than HD clarity.

The Sony Entertainment Network is another fantastic feature that offers the highest entertainment including online movies, music, highly interactive games and sports, popular apps, albums and a lot more. By adding additional devices like Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player and pairing programming features like PlayStation DUALSHOCK, you can limitless streaming and gaming services. The built-in Wi-Fi connects the network automatically. The sleek touchpad remote allows provides you with a user-friendly interface to control the TV functionalities comfortably. With the help of Screen Mirroring you can mirror the screen of your Android phone of Smartphone onto the TV screen and view the content on the TV directly. The ‘One-Flick’ option on the remote allows you to have a shortcut menu for easy navigation to your favorite programs.

There are 3 USB and 4 HDMI ports, so you can connect as many as 7 compatible external devices and view you favorite content on the 55-inch 4K UHD TV. The 65-watt audio system is built with 2 tweeters, 2 woofers and 2 subwoofers, and boosted with Dolby technology to produce the best sound you have ever got from a TV set. It’s got strong energy efficiency too.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony XBR-55X900B 4/5 stars.




4 / 5 stars     

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