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Sony XBR-55X900

Sony XBR55X900C

55" Edge-LED May 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Good Sound Quality

A number of Sony XBR-55X900 owners said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Impressive sound with optional subwoofer” . Toptenreviews.com also said “Builtin speakers make for polarizing look”. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Powerful sound system”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the Sony XBR-55X900 mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Toptenreviews.com said last year “Bright picture with accurate colors” in their review of this TV. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Vibrant colors and bright display”.

Two people thought the Sony XBR-55X900 had good picture quality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Exceptional blacks and shadow detail”.

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Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Good Product Quality

One Sony XBR-55X900 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of the Sony XBR-55X900 “The Sony XBR 900B series provides the best picture quality of any 4K TV we've tested so far, competing well against the better plasmas”.

Good High Def TV

One Sony XBR-55X900 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review in October last year “Although the Sony XBR-55X900A 4K Ultra HD TV has a widescreen 55-inch display”.

Good Size

One customer who purchased the Sony XBR-55X900 considered that it was thin. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their Sony XBR-55X900 review “This slim TV also weighs 52 pounds, stands 48.7 inches tall”.

Nice Design

One person who purchased the Sony XBR-55X900 concluded that it was a good design. In October last year Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their Sony XBR-55X900 review “Attractive design”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this TV “This Sony TV has four HDMI and three USB 2.0 ports” .

3D Compatible

The Sony XBR-55X900 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the XBR-55X900 are not 3D compatible.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony XBR-55X900 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a WiFi connection.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the XBR-55X900, the Sony XBR-55X900 supports smart TV features.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the XBR-55X900 is 25W. The Sony XBR-55X900 has a very high RMS rated power (65 Watts) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago.

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Four Loudspeakers

The XBR-55X900 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the XBR-55X900 have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

Most of the other televisions of this age and type only have one composite video in port, however the XBR-55X900 has two composite video in ports.

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Very High Subwoofer RMS Power

The average subwoofer RMS power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the XBR-55X900 is 22W. When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XBR-55X900 that we have assessed, the Sony XBR-55X900's subwoofer RMS power of 40 Watts is one of the highest.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the XBR-55X900 only have one audio in port, however the Sony XBR-55X900 has two audio in ports.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the XBR-55X900 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the XBR-55X900. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Features One App

features one app

The XBR-55X900 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year. This television features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has Seven Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the XBR-55X900 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a comparable spec and age to the XBR-55X900. The smart modes "Cinema", "Movie", "Music", "Personal", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this TV.

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Supports Three TV Bands

The number of TV bands supported by the XBR-55X900 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports an UHF TV band, which is the most commonly supported TV band supported by televisions of a similar age and spec to the XBR-55X900. The TV bands "CATV" and "VHF" are also supported by this television.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the XBR-55X900 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the XBR-55X900.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XBR-55X900 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the XBR-55X900 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Sony XBR-55X900 is more than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions that have been available for a similar time to the XBR-55X900.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs that have been available for a similar time to the XBR-55X900 do not feature OLED technology. The XBR-55X900 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The XBR-55X900 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this age and type. This Sony TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by comparable spec TVs that came out more than a year ago. The video formats "3GPP", "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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Only One Tuner

The XBR-55X900 is a one tuner TV. Most of the other TVs of this type and age have between one and two tuners.

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Only One RF Port

The XBR-55X900 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the XBR-55X900 have between one and three RF ports.

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Heavy

The average weight of televisions of a comparable age and type to the XBR-55X900 is 20kg, and the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg. At 34.5 kilograms, the Sony XBR-55X900 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the XBR-55X900.

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Very Thick

4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XBR-55X900 have thicknesses of between 11mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago, the thickness of the Sony XBR-55X900 of 100 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony XBR-55X900

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this age and spec. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the XBR-55X900.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Supported TV Bands
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Plug and Play
Panorama
Clock Function
Deep Colour Support
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (standby)
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Manual
Warranty Card
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

Although the Sony XBR-55X900A 4K Ultra HD TV has a widescreen 55-inch display, it is only 2.6 inches thick. This slim TV also weighs 52 pounds, stands 48.7 inches tall and measures 29.3 inches... Read more…

Exceptional blacks and shadow detail
Excellent color and resolution
Impressive sound with optional subwoofer
Bestinclass picture approaches plasma goodness
Excellent black levels
Price
Small screen for 4K
Builtin speakers make for polarizing look
Hohum Smart TV interface
Stand (legs) doesn't feel stable

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony x900, sony x900b, sony xbr55x900, sony xbr55x900a, sony xbr55x900b, sony xbr55x900c
Barcodes 00027242887817

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