Sony XBR-85X900H Review and Specs
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Sony XBR-85X900H (USA version)

SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
  • X1โ„ข 4K HDR Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Sony XBR-85X900H Overview

Sony XBR-85X900H 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-85X900H TV 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
92
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-85X900H.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
VRR ๐Ÿ‘
DSEE ๐Ÿ‘
Clear Phase ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Old HDMI 2.1 ๐Ÿ‘
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
Limited Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž

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-85X900H Sony XBR-85X900F
4K HFR โœ” โœ–
2K HFR โœ” โœ–
VRR โœ” โœ–
Dolby Atmos โœ” โœ–
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-85X900H Sony XBR-85X900F
IMAX Enhanced โœ– โœ”

For this comparison we chose 85" version of the predecessor - model XBR-85X900F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-85X900H vs Sony XBR-85X900F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

VA Panel

Sony XBR-85X900H 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-85X900H.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUSA
Series 2X900H
ModelXBR-85X900H
Release Year2020
Size85"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)84.6"
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
ColorTRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
Viewing Angleโœ–
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
High Dynamic RangeX-tended Dynamic Rangeโ„ข PRO
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ”
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ”
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorX1โ„ข 4K HDR
Frame Interploation TechniqueX-Motion Clarity
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Dynamic Backlight Controlโœ”
X-Realityโ„ข PROโœ” 4K
Dual database processingโœ–
Object-based Super Resolutionโœ”
Live Colorโ„ข Tech0logyโœ”
Precision Color Mappingโœ”
Super bit mappingโ„ข 4K HDRโœ–
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterโœ”
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ”
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0
Speaker TypeAcoustic Multi-Audio; Sound Positioning Tweeter, X-Balanced Speaker
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W
DSEEโœ”
Clear Phaseโœ”
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Modeโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ”
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ”
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Chromecastโœ”
Google Homeโœ”
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECโœ” BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputsโœ–
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ”
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Barโœ–
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” Google Play Store
Teletextโœ–
Auto Calibration with CalMANโœ”
Picture-In-Pictureโœ–
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
USB HDD Recordingโœ–
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ–
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ–
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ–
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ–
VC-1โœ–
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ–
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ”
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ–
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ–
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ–
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ”
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)318 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1,899 x 1,089 x 72 mm
74 7/8" x 42 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1,899 x 1,162 x 441 mm
74 7/8" x 45 3/4" x 17 3/8"
Stand SizeWidth: 1,527 mm (60 1/8")
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2036 x 1232 x 258 mm
80 1/4" x 48 5/8" x 10 1/4"
One Connect Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm
15-3/4" x 15-3/4"
Weight Without Stand45.8 kg (100.9 lbs)
Weight With Stand47.7 kg (105.1 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)62 kg (136.6 lbs)
ACCESSORIES
RemoteStandard Remote
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

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