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Last year, Sony's X900E-series 4K TVs were among our top sellers, and made several "Best of the Year" lists. The 2018 X900F series replaces those models, and offers improved picture contrast, black levels, and video processing. If you've not yet experienced the lifelike quality of a 4K/HDR picture, the 55" Sony XBR-55X900F will amaze you.
What elevates the XBR-55X900F above competing TVs is Sony's unmatched video processing. Their X1™ Extreme chip packs 40% more processing muscle than Sony's original X1 chip. It tackles two tasks: reducing the compression noise common in streamed video and lower-resolution sources, and upscaling every source to near 4K/HDR quality. Picture quality with 4K streamed content and Ultra HD Blu-ray is spectacular, but you don't need a 4K source to be wowed by this TV.
Before HDR came along a few years back, video standards were based on old-school tube TVs with low brightness capabilities. By comparison, HDR-equipped TVs like the XBR-55X900F can display much greater contrast and a wider color spectrum. You'll see a lot of TVs claim HDR compatibility, but the XBR-55X900F's impressive peak brightness and advanced local dimming really demonstrate what all the HDR buzz is about.
The XBR-55X900F's full-array LED backlight produces precisely localized lighting across the entire screen. By dimming some areas of the screen and boosting others, Sony's latest X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™ technology produces a brightness range that's about 6 times wider than what we've been used to with conventional LED-backlit TVs. And Sony's new X-Motion Clarity™ with 120Hz refresh rate takes care of motion blur without dimming picture brightness.
The XBR-55X900F's built-in Android operating system lets you easily log in to your Google ID to access a huge collection of apps, games and content from Google Play. Use the Chromecast Built-in feature to stream movies, pictures, and TV shows from your iOS or Android-based phone, or from a laptop.
The included remote control lets you activate the built-in Google Assistant simply by pressing the mic button and speaking into the microphone. Use it to adjust the volume, change channels or inputs, and control other basic TV functions. Search for a particular movie or actor just by saying the name. Google Assistant can also answer everyday questions and control connected smart home devices. The XBR-55X900F is also compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control assistants.
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Average Customer Review(s):
The image quality is great! The power cable is too short, and the documentation too skimpy for those of us that do not speak Sony-Google-TV frequently
The clarity of the images is stunning. In an earlier model TV, my wife would occasionally note mile double imaging. This has not recurred with this model.
The first Sony 900F arrived damaged due to shipping. But with Crutchfield's fantastic customer service a new one was sent and the first one picked up. No hassle, just great people. Love the new Sony.
Pros: The set has a great picture.
Excellent TV. Great picture, color and performance.Easy to set up and easy to use.
I've only bought 2 TVs in my life. First was a 42 inch Sony Bravia in 2010. It still runs great but I thought it was time to upgrade to something bigger with 4K. I LOVE this new TV. Absolutely incredibly picture quality, easy to set up, super thin and light weight. Great for sports and movies. I'm so happy I bought it. I highly recommend this TV to anyone looking for a good 55 inch. You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you to Crutchfield for an easy buying process and great customer service. They're the very.
Images are bright and crisp. Much better than our 5 year old Samsung. Sound is good for a flat screen TV but we do have bar which gives a fuller sound. The twin support legs were a bit tedious to fasten, the 4 screws are recessed in the legs but are sturdy when fastened Freight delivery was a little slower than usual since we live in an area that only has UPS freight service 3 days a week. Crutchfield adviser Norm was very helpful with our order.
I've only had this for two weeks, but so far so good. I don't yet have any 4k inputs for this, so I've yet to see how pretty it can actually look. Which, makes me think I should have got a 65" in the 850 series perhaps... since I'm not even using any of the fancy local dimming or dolby vision yet? If you have a 46" tv, and want something bigger - get a 65"! The 55" is just marginally larger, and I'm a little disappointed honestly. This replaces a circa 2009 46" Sony 1080p that I got from Crutchfield. Initial thoughts: Wow! The startup time is SO drastically reduced. The picture appears SLIGHTLY better with 1080p content, maybe this is just in my head. The 2018 remote is vastly inferior to the 2009 remote. Play/pause/ff/rewind/etc are all in absolutely terrible spots. Instead all the real estate has been given to buttons I don't think I'll use very often. GUI is more confusing on the new tv, but I'm sure it will become second nature soon enough. BRIGHT picture. This shared the same size mounting holes as the old TV - very handy for reusing the old wall mount. Now... I NEED some 4k content!! Buy it from Crutchfield.
Pros: Bright picture. Fast start up. It's a Sony. Crutchfield service.
Cons: Bad remote control design. GUI could be better. Bad remote control design (yes, it needs mentioned twice). Google voice control doesn't do much.
There is nothing to say negative about this TV. Color is Sony awesome and the features are amazing. Buy this TV... you will NOT be sorry.
Pros: Color, picture quality, adjustability, awesomeness.
Cons: Would prefer a single pedestal rather than the two feet stand. Also, the TV is very low and you can't put any equipment directly underneath.
We love the great picture and awesome features!
Services are great, fast delivery, great customer service. Sony is the best. Great pictures and sound.
The clicker is counterintuitive - it's hard to locate certain functions. But the TV itself is excellent, with a clear, vibrant picture and very good sound, though our external speakers make it even better. We opted against an OLED because of the brightness of the room we were putting it in. For the price, it's doubtful you could beat this Sony.
The best tv I have ever purchased, incredible picture.
Pros: Great product
Still learning how to use this TV but am very satisfied with the quality of picture. Great color. Love that I can now access Netflix without the Wii. This TV can do so many things that I am anxious to learn. My only complaint is that makers need to spend some time on improving sound. Flat screens for some reason are not real clear when shows are on and the dialogue is a little garbled.
Pros: Picture quality, access to Netflix, able to get closed captioning, love the size (55")
Cons: Sound, having a hard time finding a complete manual on line
Picture is awesome. Easy to set up. Honestly. Great for watching hockey. No problems with blurring. Can't be be more happy.
Pros: Great picture. Great for watching sports
One on the best LCD televisions on the market period. Tier 1 performance at a mid level cost. The Android OS and home app usage is flawless. Perfect for 4K viewing and gaming and the settings have endless personal levels for your viewing dynamics. The range in the truluminious color is absolutely amazing and the only practical flaw is that it cannot replicate the blacks of an OLED. Those sets are not an option due to static imaging that can ruin the set especially with gaming.
Pros: Price !!!!....processing power, XR1, Android OS and brightness.
Cons: Lack of the blackest blacks...
Great picture and screen profile. Applications could be easier to use and they have occasional buffer issues (TV use ethernet to access the web). Otherwise, I'm very pleased with the device. I needed help from Crutchfield to set up my audio through my reciever. As always, the help was excellent.
Phenomenal television. Sony is simply the best when it comes to tv's. Picture (4k), aesthetic, sound, just terrific. Also, the cost of this television is worth every penny.
Excellent color and sharpness with very fine detail with 4K or HD input. Only item, in my opinion, that keeps it from 5 stars is it's ability to clean up facial details when input is a standard definition from satellite provider. If you move viewing area back a few feet, it seems good. This is my first 4K/HD TV, so may just be nature of the technology. Would highly recommend purchase to all.
Upgraded 2 sony tv at same time from Crutchfield. One being the XBR-55X900F AND ALSO A 49 INCH SAME MODEL. GOT 9 MORE INCHES OF TV WITH THE 49 INCH AND 3 MORE INCHES WITH THE 55 INCH..both models are so much brighter and clearer than what I had before at about half the price I paid for my old tvs new. They were 10 and 12 years old which I bought from Crutchfield. The improvement of picture quality is quite a difference from the older tvs. I hope to get 10 to 12 years out of these new ones as I have been into electronics for several years and hope to be content with these. I would like to thank Crutchfield for the their excellent service and help.
Great picture.. easy set up with the satellite system.
Simple to set up...great picture!
Absolutely beautiful accurate color picture!. Black level of this tv is extremely close to an Oled, and to be honest I had the LG C8 OLED and brought it back as the black level crushed the image ( to my taste ) and upscaling wasn't very good, colors were over saturated it looked artificial especially in a non 4k display! BUT this Sony 900F is just breathtaking, skin tone is very natural, colors deep and rich and omg the dark scenes has some incredible clear details that now I'm re watching all the seasons of Game of thrones and it looks absolutely stunning, it really looks like 4k! You cant beat Sony's colors and upscaling hands down! I threw everything on , 1080P, 4K, HDR, older movies and everything was superb! If you get it make sure to download new update as it delivers you Dolby vision :) . Also I had no problem at all connecting to Netflix or HBO , or switching between apps, everything is fast and smooth! Delivery was impeccable on time and tv came in a perfect new box ! Being my first time buying experience online for a TV I was pretty happy with this company, Will order again soon ( need to pair that Sony 3.1 Dolby Atmos/ DTS:X sound bar HT ZF9:)
Pros: full array display that gives incredible black level, as well as local dimming Deep Rich Colors, natural skin tone Upscaling Clarity/clean image Stunning HDR Dolby Vision
Cons: None so far May not be suitable to sit in very wide angles as image unfortunately looses color and black level BUT that is for someone who really sits way on the side, this tv has best view angle of many others still because it is Full Array and does improve this concern, Oled is the only tv were you can sit in a very wde angle anyways
Awesome TV! Amazing picture!
Pros: Sony product quality
The picture is awesome. It is amazing how much this technology has advanced so much since I last purchased a plasma television in 2008.
Pros: The colors are so vivid. The black background is just as the Crutchfield reviewers say.
Cons: Programming is a little complicated but not so bad that you can't figure it out.
Better than my 55" 930E. $400 cheaper than mine (2017) model!!!
Great quality I always buy sony tv-s
I am just an ordinary guy that loves hi tech and am amazed at the image quality of 4K. Even though I realized that all of the display flat panels have exquisite hi def video sources that provide the perfect signal for a perfect picture and that my rural tv signal was at the lower end of digital video quality, I decided to jump into the whole thing with this highly rated Sony. To be totally honest, this TV is SPECTACULAR ! At my service providers 28 Mbps I have NO problems running phones and ipads AND viewing 4K movies on this TV. The whole thing just blows me away.....It is PERFECT. Don't even listen to the people complaining about the android apps ... they work perfectly, just like Roku or Apple tv ( I have both on different tvs). This unit might be a little more expensive than others by a little, but you will not regret this purchase. By the way, when you are setting this unit up for the first time, it may seem like it is stuck as it is installing internet and router information but I believe that it is probably updating software, so just hang in there.....mine took about half an hour before it would let me do anything. Sony should probably make a note of this on it's setting up page. This unit is the best.
Awesome TV. Picture quality very close to Oled without the added expense. No one does color better then Sony, especially with the X1 Extreme color processor. Dealing with Crutchfield definitely makes the experience great all the way around!
Pros: Beauiful color, excellent user interface for adjustments.
Great picture and unbeatable price. Was an old plasma loyalists that is pleasantly surprised and pleased with the picture clarity that this tv produces. Black levels still not as good as the plasma but over all a great tv
Pros: Picture clarity/sharpness
Cons: Still doesn't produce the black levels like plasma
Excellent picture Quality
Pros: No one over my last set up
Cons: No RCA digital out
After researching and receiving, can confirm its one of the Best LCD tv's in market and definitely a noticeable improvement over the 2017 900e. 1080 upscale to 4k is great..4k Picture is stunning and is hard to watch other TVs after viewing 900f. Handles both dark and bright room environments with no problem. Sound for LCD tv also pretty impressive...EVERYONE at Crutchfield was exceptionally friendly and helpful. If you're considering. save time and get it....only regret was not getting 65".
Pros: Picture, Brightness, Colors, 4k and 4k upscaling Ability to fine tune image preferences and motion (no blurring).
Cons: none major enough to list
the Sony xbr-55x900f was a nice buy for me at a great price from crutchfield with fast shipping great picture I have brought many sony products from crutchfield over the years and was never disappointed recommended many of my friends and family this time around I was disappointed about the financing from sony financing they offed 24 months interest instead they only give me 6 months after talking to their customer services rep I was told there's nothing they can do to change it call sony finance and see if they would change it I did that and was told they would be happy to do that if crutchfield would change the code why lie about it took three days for them to make up this story to tell me you don't treat a customer for years like this!!! thanks.
Excellent picture. I mounted it on our bedroom wall and it just makes the room stand out. It was pretty much a plug and play TV. I can't believe how crisp and clear the picture is. Great purchase.
Pros: Picture quality, ease of set up. Cost wasn't bad.
Cons: No real cons. The sound is what you would expect with no where to have built in high performance speakers.
Excellent picture quality and the sound quality is much better than what I was expecting based on the reviews that I read. Anyone wanting sound bar quality sound needs to invest in a sound bar or something similar, you'll never get that out of TV speakers. Also, very quick and easy to setup. Extremely satisfied! And, as always excellent service by Crutchfield.
Pros: Excellent picture quality.
Cons: None that I have found.
Excellent TV. I love watching it
Great TV! The Crutchfield folks that assisted me in making this purchase should get a pay raise. I replaced a 12 year old 36" Bravia with this new set. Virtually plug and play. Works great with my other Sony components. I did add the Sony UBP x80o BD which is a great addition as well. Great servive and fast standard delivery. Thanks Crutchfield!
Selected the XBR-55X900F for the bedroom based on the superb video observed from the full array with local dim LED with the XBR-75X940E in our living room under all ambient light conditions. These 4K televisions meet all our demands and expectations for the absolute best in video experiences. Great products for those seeking those same goals.
Absolutely stunning picture when 4K content is being viewed (paired it with a Sony 4K Blu Ray player). Streamed Netflix and watched some of their 4K content as well and it was a WOW moment. The sound could be better but that's pretty much the deal with all flat panels and the reason I paired a solid sound bar with this set as well. The upscaling capabilities of this TV and the price point were the ultimate reasons I went with this particular set. So far so good and still explorer settings to make this the best TV watching experience possible.
Pros: Price Upscaling capabilities Brilliant picture
This TV picture quality is amazing! I have another Sony XBR 65" Z9 series that was priced for a lot more a year ago and which is absolutely stunning. However, this one is only 10" smaller but a lot cheaper and has about the same level of picture quality.
Pros: Perfect picture
Cons: Sound quality
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type (for LCD TVs)||LED (full-array w/ local dim)|
|Local Dimming (for LCD TVs)||Yes|
|Quantum Dot Color (for LCD TVs)||No|
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon,HBO|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||Yes|
|Picture In Picture||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||5|
|Component Video Inputs||0|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
1 Rear |
|Analog Audio Output||
3.5mm Rear |
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||264 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$32|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||30-3/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||27-7/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||10-5/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||3|
|Stand Width (inches)||39-1/8|
|Weight with Stand||42.1 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||40.1 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
|Bezel Dimensions||0.3125 x 0.3125 x 0.5625|
4K HDR: For the ultimate in picture quality, this TV pairs the brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). Combined with 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, color and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats. The result is the most lifelike picture TVs have ever been able to create, with brilliant highlights and fine detail.
Note: Please use a premium high speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps and above to view HDR content.
4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme: Sony's 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme includes powerful real-time image processing for ultra detailed picture. Made to enhance the latest generation of 4K HDR pictures, the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme brings reality to every scene. With 40% more real-time image processing than our renowned 4K Processor X1, it delivers unprecedented picture quality for everything you watch, upscaling content from any source nearer to 4K. The 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme uses Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR technology, Precision Color Mapping, Object-based HDR Remaster, and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer to produce pure colors at higher brightness levels for truly natural pictures.
4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler w/ Dual Database Processing: Sony's 4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler w/ Dual Database Processing enhances Ultra-HD, HD, and SD images by analyzing and refining images with beautifully natural detail and clarity. One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise. The other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity. These two powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from our experience creating content for TV and movies over the years. With 4K X-Reality PRO and Dual Database Processing, every image is upscaled closer to true 4K quality for remarkable clarity. This 4K television upscales your favorite TV shows, DVD and Blu-ray movies, even video-on-demand content, and smartphone videos to Ultra-HD.
TRILUMINOS Display: Unique to Sony, a TRILUMINOS Display with its specially developed backlight selectively maps colors across a wider gamut, ensuring subtle colors do not become oversaturated and unnatural. You'll enjoy vivid, authentic images that evoke the emotion in every scene. TRILUMINOS Display uses a wider color spectrum than a conventional flat-panel TV display. A TRILUMINOS Display excels at reproducing reds, greens, and blues; colors that are notoriously difficult for TVs to display accurately. It also displays skin tones beautifully, thanks to its extensive color palette and precise gradation.
X-tended Dynamic Range Pro (6x): X-tended Dynamic Range PRO lets you enjoy beautiful night shots, full of dazzling lights and deeper blacks. With up to 6x the contrast of conventional LED-LCD TVs, this 4K HDR TV with X-tended Dynamic Range PRO ensures dark scenes are darker and bright scenes brighter. By precisely balancing the light output across the screen, dimming some areas and boosting others, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO reveals a brightness range 6x that of a conventional LED-LCD TV. It enhances any source to near HDR quality with a wider range of brightness.
X-Motion Clarity: On some screens, sports and fast action scenes can seem to go by in a blur. Sony's latest X-Motion Clarity technology keeps everything smooth, bright and clear. Each "blink" is individually controlled and its duration optimized, while brightness is boosted when needed, so you won't miss a thing. X-Motion Clarity technology keeps fast action smooth and clear. Moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur. Even during high speed scenes, pictures stay true with no loss in brightness.
Video Inputs: The Sony Ultra-HD TV is equipped with HDMI 2.0b and 3.5mm video inputs.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Clear QAM tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
Picture Adjustments: The TV offers a variety of screen, picture, and video adjustments to maximize image quality.
Light Sensor & Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): The TV's built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. As a result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger. The televisions Advance Contrast Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the darker picture scenes.
Live Color Technology: Powered by an image processor using an algorithm specially developed by Sony, Live Color is able to reproduce incredibly vivid colors on screen. With four user-adjustable settings available (High/Medium/Low/Off), you can choose just how vivid you want your images to be. Whether it's a brilliant blue sky or a bright red rose, everything stands out so much more with Live Color.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p. Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel within the television's HDMI 3 input enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an AV receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 3 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Audio Outputs: The Sony Ultra-HD TV offers analog and digital audio outputs, as well as Bluetooth A2DP.
Note: You can setup the TV to output sound from the TV speakers, the headphone output, and Bluetooth at the same time (this does not include the optical digital output or when the analog output is not set to headphone). Or, you can setup the TV to only output audio from a single output terminal.
S-Force Front Surround: S-Force Front Surround mimics the way the brain correlates sound sources to create proper volume, time lag, and sound wave spectrum; using only left and right speaker channels. By naturally emulating three-dimensional sound fields, you'll enjoy rich, high-fidelity audio across a wider listening area.
ClearAudio+: ClearAudio+ fine-tunes TV sound for an immersive experience that seems to surround you. Hear music, dialog, and surround effects with greater clarity and separation, whatever you're watching.
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): Low-resolution Internet video and other heavily compressed audio files don't always sound so great. A large amount of information gets thrown away when digital audio is compressed. With Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology, lost frequency components (especially high frequencies) are restored for natural sound with a more spacious feel.
Clear Phase: Sony uses a powerful computer model to analyze and compensate for inaccuracies in speaker response. It does this by "sampling" the speaker frequency with higher precision. This information is fed back to cancel out any peaks or dips in the speaker's natural response; resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies.
EQ: The TV offers four EQ preset sound modes - Standard, Cinema, Music, and Sports. The TV is also equipped with a 7-band EQ (125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz). You can adjust the level of each band between -12 to +12 dB.
Voice Zoom & Night Mode: The Voice Zoom feature makes voices clearer by lowering background sound. Night mode provides a clear sound at a low volume levels.
Volume Offset & Auto Volume: Volume Offset adjusts the volume level of the current input relative to other inputs. The Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the volume level constant across all programs and advertisements.
TV Position: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Table-Top Stand" or "Wall Mount" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony Ultra-HD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's network connection you gain access to Android TV and Google Play, as well as content stored on your network computer. You also get the ability to stream content from your Android or Apple iOS mobile device to the TV. In addition, the TV supports WiFi Direct for wireless connectivity between WiFi enabled devices without a router.
Note: Sony recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
Android TV w/ Google Play: The Sony Ultra-HD TV is equipped with Android's Nougat (7.0) operating system and incorporates Android TV with access to a wide variety of apps from Google Play which have been optimized for playback on the big screen. Android TV gives you access to movie, music, sports, and other entertainment apps (subscription, rental, or purchase fees may apply). Click here to discover the full collection of Android TV Apps from Google Play. Not all Google Play apps will be Android TV compatible. More applications and streaming services will be available in the future. Popular apps include -
- 4K & 4K HDR network streaming requires a network speed of 20Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router (or better) for 4K streaming.
- Make sure the Sony television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.
Mobile Device Streaming: The Sony Ultra-HD TV allows you to wirelessly stream content from a compatible mobile device using ChromeCast Built-in for playback on the big screen. You can also "mirror" your compatible mobile device using Miracast. You can setup the TV to automatically turn on when you begin "casting" or "mirroring" content from a compatible mobile device.
Vewd Web Browser: You can download and install the Vewd Web Browser to access select web content through the Sony TV. The web browser also allows you to enter URLs and do basic keyword searches, so you can browse select websites (text-based only). The Vewd Web Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use the Android TV apps. Some web-pages may not be supported and too large for download. The browsing experience may not be the same as it is on your computer. The web browser is not compatible with Flash video and Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
Google Play Games w/ Gamepad: Download select video games from Google Play and play them on the big screen without the need for any game console. You can connect up to four wireless gamepads (sold separately) for multi-player gaming. Google Play Games even syncs your progress and achievements across your devices, so you can start playing on your Android smartphone or tablet and then move to the Sony TV when you get home.
Photo Sharing Plus: With Photo Sharing Plus, friends and family can share their memories together on the big screen from their Android (2.3+) or Apple iOS (6+) devices. Up to 10 mobile devices can be connected to the TV at once for a fun interactive experience. User can even save their favorite pics between devices.
Media Streaming: The Sony TV allows you to stream a variety of audio, video, and photo content from USB mass storage class devices and DLNA certified devices. Compatible media formats include MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/FLAC music files, MPEG/MP4/AVI/MKV/MOV/Xvid/WMA video files, and JPEG photo files.
Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software updates when the television is in standby mode. Visit the Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.
Remote w/ Built-in Mic (IR blaster included): The remote offers soft push-button control and features a built-in mic for voice recognition. The built-in microphone provides voice control of select Android TV functions through the built-in Google Assistant. The remote even has dedicated Google Play & Netflix buttons, so you can access your Netflix movies and TV shows quicker. The included IR Blaster allows you to operate a set-top box and/or AV receiver that is connected to the television, with the Sony TV's remote control.
Note: The remote's microphone and voice control function operate via Bluetooth, while all other remote functions are done through IR.
Digital Voice Assistant Control: The Sony UHD TV will support voice control of select functions through the built-in Google Assistant & optional Amazon Alexa enabled devices via a wireless network connection.
Remote Apps: The Sony Ultra-HD TV offers remote control capability through your Android or Apple iOS device via the Android TV Remote App (for Android only) or Sony's Video & TV SideView Remote App (for Android & Apple iOS). Apple iPad users can even use the Spotlight by Samba TV app with the Sony UHD TV to get content recommendations.
Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a Blu-ray player or AV amplifier, to the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control. With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations for the listed device.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.
Optional Harmony Hub: Enjoy home automation control directly from the Sony Android TV, via the Logitech Harmony Hub (596HMNYHUB, sold separately). Everything from lights (including Phillips Hue), thermostats (including Nest) and security cameras, to other home entertainment systems can now be controlled at the push of a button on the Sony TV's remote control. This feature requires all compatible devices be connected to the same WiFi wireless network.
PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller (sold separately): If you have a Sony PlayStation 4, your DualShock 4 controller can become the TV's remote by downloading the BRAVIA TV Player app on your PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Store. You'll also be able to control your PlayStation 4's on-screen user interface with the TV's remote.
Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB- or Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You can move the cursor with the mouse and enter text with a compatible keyboard. Not all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Serial Port: You can connect the 3.5mm serial port to an external control device (such as a computer or A/V control system) to control the TV's functions externally.
Content Search: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and Android TV apps.
Action Menu: By pressing the "Action Menu" button on the remote, a menu appears and provides quick access to the functions that are available for the currently displayed screen, such as picture adjustment, sound adjustment, volume adjustment for the connected device (such as headphones), and display/audio change. The items in the menu differ depending on the selected screen.
Samba Interactive TV: Samba Interactive TV enhances the Sony TV by enabling new features like interest-based advertisements, program notifications, and behind the scenes information about your favorite shows and actors. Similar to apps like the Spotlight App (for Apple iOS), Samba Interactive TV synchronizes your experience on your tablet with what you are watching on the TV, and unlocks exclusive content and features.
Notes: You can choose to "Enable" or "Disable" the Samba Interactive TV feature during the television's initial setup. Samba TV will clear your current viewing profile and prepare a new profile if you reset your advertising profile or do a TV factory reset in the television's system menu.
Netflix Recommended: This Sony Ultra-HD TV is a Netflix Recommended TV. This is due to the fact that it offers a unique feature set which makes Netflix even easier to use and enjoy. The Sony TV has an Instant On feature so the TV wakes and apps are ready to use right away. In addition, the TV turns on and launches Netflix with one press of the Netflix button on the included IR remote. Online apps, including Netflix, can resume quickly and return where you left off. Its Android TV interface enables easy navigation and switching between apps and inputs.
Power Management Functions: This Sony TV incorporates advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management functions.
Timers: The Sony TV offers a TV timer and Sleep timer. The TV Timer turns on the television from the standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your preference. The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are available (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to specific industry ratings. You can also block specific channels. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password. You can also block certain channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.
Help Guide: The Sony TV comes with a Quick Setup Guide booklet. The TV also features an on-screen Help Guide for more detailed information.
Pedestal Feet w/ Cable Management: The Sony TV comes with two pedestal feet that uses an inverted V-shape design to ensure stability and create the ideal place for a soundbar speaker to sit below the television. All of your cables can be neatly channeled into the pedestal feet and up to the back of the TV for a clean, professional looking installation. The pedestal feet and TV do not swivel. The TV is shipped with the pedestal feet unattached. The television weighs 42.1 lbs with the pedestal feet attached.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The television can be wall mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The TV has four threaded screw inserts that are spaced 300mm (h) x 300mm (v) apart. The threaded inserts will accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV screen is edged with a slim, narrow aluminum frame that maximizes the viewing area and looks beautiful on your wall. The TV weighs 40.1 lbs without the stand.Ventilation Clearance: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached AC Power Cord: The television is fitted with an attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug. The AC plug sits 1.5" from the wall.
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I read alot of good reviews a out this tv and my vizio is going out so needed a new one. [ Robert Jan 05, 2019 ]
SONY XBR series is best in the business [ John Dec 21, 2018 ]
I've had excellent success with Sony televisions over the years. This is close to the best tv available except for an OLED model. Crutchfield is a company I have done business with for decades and I trust them to take care of me if a problem arises. [ Hugh Dec 03, 2018 ]
Good,reliable tv's & electronic equipment. Have owned numerous Sony Products in the last 50 years. I am using this tv to replace one of my 12 year old sony tvs which still has excellent picture quality but not as good as the newer technology tvs. I also like Crutchfield's prices & free shipping. [ Gene Dec 01, 2018 ]
Best Quality at this price, great black and grey levels and better than competitively priced Samsung televisions. [ S Nov 27, 2018 ]
High quality picture, reliability of Sony products. [ TN Electrician Nov 27, 2018 ]
Love Sony TVs [ MARK Nov 26, 2018 ]
Value [ Thomas Nov 26, 2018 ]
After seeing in store I was very impressed with the processing on this TV- the smooth motion and extreme details. Very excited to get it set up! [ MATT Nov 26, 2018 ]
I chose this TV based on my past history with Sony, along with the reviews of it I found online. [ Scott Nov 25, 2018 ]
It's a Sony! [ Michael Nov 24, 2018 ]
After a moderate amount of research into Smart TV's, SONY, with its Android TV system, fits our desires the best. We have cut the cable and are on a streaming service. This is a logical extension of that. Also, SONY is best known for its outstanding picture. [ James A. Nov 23, 2018 ]
Recommended by techie friend [ Betty Nov 23, 2018 ]
Technology, features, right size for me and price. [ Darryl Nov 18, 2018 ]
I have had Sony tv sets for 25 yrs. at least. Always received excellent service, them plus you know you are getting top quality. That Crutchfield is the source to purchase from is definitely a PLUS, have used them for same number of years. There is no comparison source out there is my firm belief.. [ Don E. Nov 17, 2018 ]
good reviews [ Richard Oct 29, 2018 ]
The video on this T.V. sold me. I knew Sony and Samsung are neck-to-neck and I liked the features of the Sony especially the full backlit feature instead of just the edges. [ Gerald W. Oct 09, 2018 ]
Your analysis re Sony upgrades to 900f [ John Oct 04, 2018 ]
Recommended as best choice for room with a lot of light. [ Wendy Oct 02, 2018 ]
My wife prefers Sony TVs [ Michael Sep 22, 2018 ]
Wanted to upgrade from 14-year-old Sony Grand WEGA LCD Projection TV (KF-42WE610) that still works well. Chose based on appropriate size for room, price, and reviews from other customers. [ Eric Sep 02, 2018 ]
i have 2 sony now and they are great tvs [ john Aug 23, 2018 ]
I have had problems with 2 Samsung televisions in the last 2 years. Has a better picture per my research than the Samsungs I've owned and decent gaming input lag. Not as good as the Samsungs out there, but hopefully Sony comes through with some reliability for me which is more important than <10 ms of input lag anymore. I have many other Sony products and they have done me well, fingers crossed. Also the open box price was nice. [ Nicholas Aug 08, 2018 ]
I bought numerous Sony products over the last 40 years and been very happy with their performance and quality. About a year ago I bought the Sony XBR 65X900E tv which is terrific. I'm buying the new model in a 55 inch for another room. [ J Aug 03, 2018 ]
I have a 49 inch of the same model. Terrific product! [ David Jul 02, 2018 ]
Sony quality + features + performance = Great buy [ Raymond Jun 16, 2018 ]
I was convinced it was a wise purchase. [ Norman Jun 07, 2018 ]
New faster processor and brighter than last years model, what more can you ask for in 4k? [ Michael May 29, 2018 ]
I like Sony Products and the price was reasonable. [ Anthony Apr 13, 2018 ]
This TV was recommended by your associate NORMAN [ John Mar 19, 2018 ]
Current experience with 75X940E series. [ George Mar 10, 2018 ]
I don't know. We don't have either of those. [ Christine Dec 20, 2018 ]
Yes, I currently have a Amazon fire stick I use and also a "Magic Box" another internet version of streaming [ Edward Dec 19, 2018 ]
I am sorry. I do not use those devices. [ Donald Dec 19, 2018 ]
It will work with any smart TV. I use the 4K Firestick on this particular Sony model. [ WILLIAM F Dec 19, 2018 ]
Don know, I don't have internt. [ James Dec 19, 2018 ]
I am ignorant of that TV 's capabilities. All I know is the unit works very, very well as a TV and the netflix portion is beautiful. That is all I wish a TV to accomplish and it fulfills the function without peer. [ Edward Nov 15, 2018 ]
I am sorry to say that I really do not know. I did not purchase this product for personal use. It was purchased and installed for rental property. [ Jerome Nov 15, 2018 ]
I have no idea. Sorry. [ Christine Nov 15, 2018 ]
Yes, there is visual improvement to standard content. The colors burst and the quality is good. It's probably equivalent to a 1040 picture that has been professionally calibrated. [ Anthony May 08, 2018 ]
The LG Oled is not nearly as bright as the Sony 900F and can have burn in issues. If you like a bright picture with pop, go with the Sony. [ jim Mar 16, 2018 ]
I chose the LG OLEDB7A over the Sony LED based on reviews and am glad I did. The LG has the most life like picture I've ever seen. It is hard to describe how much better it is than a LED unit. All though the Sony units are the best of the LED based TV's. [ JAMES Mar 14, 2018 ]
As far as picture quality, OLED can not be beaten. True black like plasma could achieve simply is not experienced with any other LED TV. Including this Sony. They (Sony) make great products and they have a name, but LG OLED TVs can't be beaten. In fact, event their OLED TVs use panels made by LG. Plus when you see just his thin the LG OLEDs are you will be amazed. Consider too, that for just a few hundred extra you can now get the 65" OLED. Money well spent if the best picture quality is what you seek. [ Justin-Barry Mar 14, 2018 ]
These sets have different display technology. The Sony is LED while the LG is an OLED. OLED offers complete blacks while LEDs do not. I have the LG set and have been extremely pleased with the picture and performance. [ Jared Mar 14, 2018 ]
I do not know what the difference is. [ theodore Mar 14, 2018 ]
Can't help, don't own that Sony model, but the lg model I own has a great picture, only problem with the lg is in a bright room there is a glare or a reflection on the screen. [ BARRY Mar 14, 2018 ]
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