Sony XBR-55X900H Review and Specs

Sony XBR-55X900H (USA version)

SCORE:
78

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ 4K HDR Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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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 78 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
78
VIDEO FEATURES
84
AUDIO FEATURES
65
OTHER FEATURES
66
CONNECTIVITY
90
FORMAT SUPPORT
50
OVERALL
78

Pros and Cons

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

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Backlight Name, Color Depth, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, 4K HFR, 2K HFR, VRR, DSEE, Clear Phase, Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround and NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0). And it has weaknesses sush as 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, Few Speaker Channels, no TV Center Speaker Mode and no WiSA Ready.

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
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 👎
Few Speaker Channels 👎
No TV Center Speaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎

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
2K HFR
VRR
Dolby Atmos
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-55X900H Sony XBR-55X900F
IMAX Enhanced

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.

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
Country VersionUSA
SeriesX900H
ModelXBR-55X900H
Release Year2020
Size55"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameFull Array LED
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeX-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorX1™ 4K HDR
Frame Interploation TechniqueX-Motion Clarity
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Technology
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0
Speaker Type and ConfigurationBass Reflex Speaker; X-Balanced Speaker
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W
DSEE
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Auto Calibration with CalMAN
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radio
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 Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (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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