Sony XBR-55X900H Review and Specs

Sony XBR-55X900H (USA version)

SCORE:
71

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • No
  • X1™ 4K HDR Processor

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Sony XBR-55X900H Overview

Sony XBR-55X900H was introduced in 2020. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG.

We give Sony XBR-55X900H TV 71 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
70
VIDEO FEATURES
76
AUDIO FEATURES
63
OTHER FEATURES
64
CONNECTIVITY
85
FORMAT SUPPORT
45
OVERALL
71

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2020 X900H series can be considered a 2018 X900F series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Sony XBR-55X900H Sony XBR-55X900F
4K HFR Yes No
2K HFR Yes No
VRR Yes No
Dolby Atmos Yes No
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) Yes No

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-55X900H Sony XBR-55X900F
IMAX Enhanced No Yes

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model XBR-55X900F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-55X900H vs Sony XBR-55X900F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-55X900H.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
LED Type 👍
Backlight Name 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
VRR 👍
DSEE 👍
Clear Phase 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👍
CONS
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No TV Center Speaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎

Selected Features

VA Panel

Sony XBR-55X900H has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony XBR-55X900H.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUSA
Series 2X900H
ModelXBR-55X900H
Release Year2020
Size55"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameFull Array LED
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleNo
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®No
IMAX EnhancedNo
High Dynamic RangeX-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRYes
2K HFRYes
VRRYes
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorX1™ 4K HDR
Frame Interploation TechniqueX-Motion Clarity
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Dynamic Backlight ControlYes
X-Reality™ PROYes 4K
Dual database processingNo
Object-based Super ResolutionYes
Live Color™ Tech0logyYes
Precision Color MappingYes
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDRNo
Contrast EnhancementYes Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterYes
Auto Low Latency ModeYes
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0
Speaker TypeBass Reflex Speaker; X-Balanced Speaker
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W
DSEEYes
Clear PhaseYes
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker ModeNo
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
ChromecastYes
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECYes BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) InputsNo
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteYes
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content BarNo
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Application StoreYes Google Play Store
TeletextNo
Auto Calibration with CalMANYes
Picture-In-PictureNo
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
USB HDD RecordingNo
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPNo
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoNo
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4No
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSNo
VC-1No
VP7No
VP8No
VP9No
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidYes
AUDIO FORMATS
AACNo
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMYes
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGNo
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerNo
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)Yes
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM RadioNo
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)173 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1,231 x 710 x 70 mm
48 1/2" x 28" x 2 7/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1,231 x 780 x 338 mm
48 1/2" x 30 3/4" x 13 3/8"
Stand SizeWidth: 1,053 mm (41 1/2")
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1348 x 833 x 160 mm
53 1/8" x 32 7/8" x 6 3/8"
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
11-7/8" x 11-7/8"
Weight Without Stand16.5 kg (38.6 lbs)
Weight With Stand17.5 kg (38.6 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)23 kg (50.7 lbs)
ACCESSORIES
RemoteStandard Remote
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL855)Depends on country selection
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

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