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Awesome picture quality and sound
Who says you need a mega-sized screen for a visually immersive experience? Sony's 49" XBR-49X900E produces a picture that will consistently wow you, no matter what source you're using. Thanks to Sony's unsurpassed video processing technology, along with impressive peak brightness capability, this TV delivers a vibrant, lifelike picture, especially with HDR (High Dynamic Range) content.
What 4K does for picture detail, HDR does for contrast and color. Before HDR, video standards were based on old-school tube TVs with low brightness capabilities. By comparison, HDR-equipped TVs like the XBR-49X900E can display much greater contrast and a wider color spectrum. The combination makes pictures pop like you've never seen before.
The XBR-49X900E's full-array LED backlight produces accurate, localized lighting across the entire screen. By dimming some areas of the screen and boosting others, Sony's X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™ technology produces a brightness range that's about 5 times wider than what we've been used to with conventional LED-backlit TVs. And Sony's Motionflow™ XR 960 with 120Hz refresh rate is still one of the best blur-reduction technologies around.
The XBR-49X900E is a great way to enjoy the HDR picture enhancements available from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players and discs. And it will effortlessly display the streamed 4K/HDR movies and TV series available from Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and more.
A lot of people aren't aware that you don't need 4K content to enjoy a terrific picture on a Sony 4K TV. Based on ten years' experience upscaling movies to 4K in movie theaters around the world, Sony has developed a processor so advanced it can upscale HD content to near-4K quality. This 4K X-Reality™ Pro chip visibly improves detail and color on all your sources.
The XBR-49X900E'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 Google Cast feature (now called Chromecast built-in) to stream movies, pictures, and TV shows from your iOS or Android-based phone, or from a laptop. The remote has a built-in microphone that makes it easy to search for a particular movie or actor just by saying the name.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Awesome picture quality and sound
Only in operation for a few weeks, but impressive so far. Installation was effortless, and quick. I agree with those that the remote control could be more intuitive. "Smart" options are impressive, as is the picture quality.
great tv at great price.
It could be 5 stars, but have had TV only a month. Works great and the only problem is Cox Cable. When you hook up to them you lose many functions that are inherent to the Sony TV. The Sony remote goes in the drawer and all its functions are lost.
I have had a Sony XBR-49X800D in my man cave for a year and we purchased this one to replace a Pioneer 50" plasma in our great room. Plasma great but heavy on the wall. I actually notice no difference in the two models and we are quite happy with both. Have both programmed to be used with our DirecTV remotes.
Pros: Near excellent pictures and can easily watch movies from the internet.
Cons: Does not support WiFi without an add-on transceiver.
TV picture is fine. There needs to be a website with compete detailed instructions on the remote. I have looked at the info available but it is not detailed enough, in my opinion. If you can point me to a site with more details, I would appreciate it.
Pros: Picture quality, sound is fine, but I use a soundbar anyway.
Cons: Remote it hard to learn, need clear instructions.
Beautiful picture, still exploring all the accesses but pretty easy to navigate.
Pros: Stunning color
Cons: None so far.
Just the right size for my living room.As clear and bright as the 75 inch I also purchased.
I'm very happy with the Sony XBR-49x900e. I wanted a under 55" 4kHDR TV with excellent best picture quality, after extensive I went with Sony. and after two weeks I am happy with my choice. While I am still learning all the ins and outs the TV was easy to set up.
Pros: Great picture - easy set-up
Perfect small (less than 55") TV. Picture is great and intuitive remote. Thank you Crutchfield for your purchase guidance.
The Best Yet ! I have always had some form of buyer remorse. Not this time. I have been looking at all 2017 and 2018 49 and 50 " TV 's. Finally decided after several agonizing months I would try the 900E..I also own a 55" LG oled. The 900 E while not being quite as good in performance it is very impressive. The color spectrum and the blacks are some the best you find. Very happy with the purchase, ....Sony and Crutchfield....The Best
Awesome TV! The setup was simple and the picture is wonderful. Great Sony television as always.
This was my first Sony (XBR-49X900E) and it is great. Startling clear picture, easy to set up and simple to use. I especially appreciate how easily it integrates with my other existing equipment. Home Run !!
I'm very happy with the Sony XBR-49x900e. I wanted the smallest 4kHDR set with the best picture quality and a modern design, and after reading many reviews I chose the Sony. I was upgrading from an old projection style 1080p tv. I had upgraded my AV receiver a couple years ago so I was hopeful the two would work well together. Instead of running all inputs through the receiver, I connected everything to the new tv, then used the HDMI Audio Return Channel to send sound back to my receiver. The apps for streaming services generally work very well and the picture is fantastic. I was very happy with how the cables could be routed through the legs of the stand. If I could improve something... sometimes apps (Hulu for instance) will crash if you leave and try to go back in to watch again. This causes you to have to reload the app. Would like to be able to remove some of the unwanted links to content in the guide, but it isn't a major issue.
Pros: Easy & clutter free setup Great design beautiful picture
Cons: sometimes apps crash or are slow to load
Excellent picture quality and easy setup. Love the updates on the remote, have the 55" also, purchased in December of 2016. The arrow buttons on the newer remote are defined by a raised edge on the outside so you don't go too far and hit another button. This is a common problem on the older remote. Really love the way these TVs operate.
Pros: Automatically updated Easy operation Excellent picture quality
If you watch a lot of sports this is the tv to buy! With the natural 120 hz refresh rate and the brightness the games come to life! Excellent buy!
I was looking for a top quality sub 50" TV to hang on the wall in my Bedroom. The Sony XBR-49x900E was one of the few 4K LED TV's on the market that has Full Array Back Lighting and HDR. The picture quality is excellent in all lighting conditions. You can't go wrong with this quality set paired with the excellent customer service and pricing from Crutchfield.
Extremely pleased with the Sony 49X900E. Would buy again. I also purchased the Sony UBP-X800 blu-ray player to drive the 900E. One of the things I struggled with was how to set them up so that I could get the best picture for older and lower resolution DVDs, i.e. which device was to do how much upscaling. I found a marked improvement if I let the X 800 player upscale to 1080p and let the TV do the upscaling from 1080p to 4K. So the 900E's HDMI format was set to "Enhanced format" on the HDMI 2 input connection and the X800's 4K upscaling was set to "Auto 1" for the HDMI out. (HDMI inputs 2 and 3 on the 900E apparently support the higher bandwidths required for 4K transfers from a player so they are the best choice even if you don't have any 4K disks yet.) What happens with Auto 1 when you are playing a DVD with lower resolution than 1080p (Have Gun Will Travel, e.g.) is that the X800 will upscale to 1080p before it outputs the HDMI signal. This means the 900E will do the upscaling from 1080p to 4K. This gave the best results from both devices and the over all best picture results. It's not surprising to me that the player would have the best algorithms for upscaling older DVDs. That would be one of its differentiators in its market place. By letting the player upscale to 1080p it also offloads processing from the 900E which is a good thing. It took me a lot of hours to get this all figured out so I hope others might find this h
Pros: Love the picture and everything other than sound seems very adequate for my needs.
Cons: Really needs a sound bar. My old Polk Surround Bar 6000 works just fine using the Toslink connection.
Great picture but very limited internet capabilities which was disappointing. Overall good tv though.
I have had Sony tvs. For over 30 years all them were nice but the 900e is the best tv I have ever owned It also got a good price from crutchfield
We finally replaced our old 200 pound Sony Trinitron HD ready TV that we got from Crutchfield in 2004. I did a lot of research and we went with the Sony XBR-49X900E and are very pleased. It was easy to setup. The Smart feature replaces our Roku. Like any new HDR set out of the box the colors are a bit overwhelming if you like a more subtle film look. There is a good YouTube video that walks you through a 15 minute calibration process that produces an excellent "film like" picture. Crutchfield delivery was fast even to Montana. Customer service is the best.
Pros: Easy setup, good smart features, excellent picture
LOVE IT! It's replacing a 10 year + 42" Panasonic plasma--WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! Would have liked to have gone bigger, but size is limited by A/V cabinet. A great addition to our den.
Great picture and sound
Pros: Easy setup, great picture and sound
Beautiful set and picture, especially for my bright room. Very easy to set up and so far no problems. Was worried about picture distortion from the side view, but I honestly don't notice any. Now I just need to educate myself on all the features!
Pros: Beautiful picture, great for bright room, easy set-up
Cons: Instruction manual could be better as far as explaining features
Hear me X Box One X Gamers; if you are searching for a 4K, HDR10 TV to show off the power of your system at a reasonable price your search has ended. This TV will give you all the green checks for the video requirements. Again, this TV will give you all of the green checks for the X Box One X.. The games look incredible on this TV as well as off the air TV signals. I strongly recommend you calibrate the TV using the X Box set up, which gives you the best picture for gaming and watching your apps. For example, I needed to lower the contrast and make additional changes to optimize the overall picture. Also, make sure you go into the settings and switch the HDMI cable signal from standard to enhanced. Do not be discouraged if you are using a A/V receiver and at first you are not getting the green checks for the HDR 10 signal. I needed to make some very quick changes on my receiver before the signal would pass so do some research on how to make this happen before you get frustrated or better yet, call Crutchfield for help. If you are worried about having this size TV delivered by a trucking company don't despair. It arrived in great condition and if it did not then Crutchfield would make it right. You will not get the customer service and life time technical support from any box store. The men and women at Crutchfield know their stuff!
Pros: Excellent picture, 10 bit display is awesome, I get all of my green checks
Cons: Power brick on the electrical cord is bulky. I wish the cord was longer.
space- not cost - was my issue and debated between the Vizio m series 50 inch- the Samsung Qled 49 inch- and this Sony 40 inch xbr900. Chose the Sony because of the local dimming and the true color pallet. For 4k- of course the picture is outstanding... What mattered to be was how all the other things I watch on Direct TV would look. You need to adjust the pictures from the factory settings. For basketball and football----their sports mode is great. For all the other shows---I went into the custom mode and did the following... brightness 30...Contrast 95...Gamma 0...Blacklevel 52..BlackAdjust and Adv Contrast- both off...Auto local dimming medium...Xtended Dynamic range High... Color 52..Hue 0...ColorTemp cool......Live Color off,,,Sharpness 61..Reality Creation,Random Noise Reduction,DigitalNoise Reduction----ALL OFF.........Smooth Gradtion Low...... Motion flow set to True Cinema and then Then CineMotion set to high..... ALL VIDEO OPTION TABS SET TO Auto------ With these settings----all your other programs look almost 4k.... Lastly if your wife like HGTV----try the Vivid picture mode for this station only----it really pops----- This is a great TV
Pros: You can custom set 3 great picture settings---1 for sports- 1 for all else--and 1 for a specially watched show like HGTV
Cons: To get this great picture without any motion lag or soap opera effect---you do need to use 1 of the 3 modes.....The sports mode for example will make a regular program look odd... But once these are dialed in---you cannot get a better picture...It will knock your socks off
Great picture and feature set. The best TV, I think, that we could buy for our cabinet space (no sub 50-inch OLEDs). Works flawlessly with our sound bar and the Apple TV connected to the sound bar in pass through mode. I like the remote and its ability to control the sound bar and Apple TV. 4K video is pretty stunning and off-angle viewing is not too bad. Lots of weird screen flashing as it switches between TV or app input and HDMI (ARC) input from our Apple TV (which is connected via the sound bar), but that is relatively minor and may be related to the use of video pass through on our sound bar and the ARC bi-directional connection.
Very good picture. Sound is better than most flat screen televisions. Replaced a 2 year Samsung and it is a better tv.
This product has been installed and is working perfectly. It is brilliant. I watched lots of sports on it over the weekend. The clarity, colors and refresh rates are excellent
awesome picture, setup menus, and features! even the remote quality is awesome! way more bang for the buck than the price reflects!
My old Samsung plasma TV died, so I went out and read all the reviews online, reviewed the technical specs, even went to the store multiple times to compare the Sony XBR-49X900E against the Samsung and LG 49 inch TVs. I found that the Sony XBR-49X900E offered the best all around performance, viewing angle, color brightness, glare reduction and native HDR when compared against the Samsung and LG TVs. In fact, my research indicated this was the best 4k HDR TV I could get for the size (This is the largest TV that will fit into my cabinet.) The biggest con I have with the TV is the Google Android Smart TV (I am using an AppleTV so the Android TV issues are not that bad) operating system is slow or sluggish when compared with the Samsung and LG TVs. I bought with Crutchfield because the price was the same everywhere I looked, but Crutchfield offered free shipping and installation and 60 day satisfication guarantee. TV arrived via UPS Freight (not your UPS brown truck you see in the neighborhood) in three days. I went to the local UPS Freight terminal to pickup my TV ( I didn't want to have to wait over the weekend for the TV) and went home and installed the TV that evening. The stand seems stable and holds the TV really firmly. Everything was really easy to install and hookup. I have had the TV three weeks and everything looks great. No issues with picture, sound, HDMI outputs, or power supply.
Cons: Android Smart TV
Awesome picture. Love this set
Great Picture ! Good stand... Easy to use setup features..
Great picture. Bright colors, deep blacks, no blurring of fast motion. Did not require any color adjustment at all - we are running the factory setup. In spite of several 'professional' reviews to the contrary we found the sound from the built in speakers to be very clear and more than loud enough for our listening. Much better than the sound from the three other flat panels TV's we have. Many available inputs and outputs, more than most. This makes it possible to connect the audio directory to my existing sound system, something that many newer TV's cannot do because they do not have analog output for sound. Easy to use.
Pros: Picture, sound, ease of use, inputs and outputs, looks great - my wife loves it.
Great picture quality. Perfect for our family room. Excellent service from Crutchfield. Will definitely do business again. Awesome!!
Pros: Great picture quality!!
This is a excellent buy,and a great set,it does just about everything well,and so far I haven't any Problem with the apps,it has a lot (not every app) The only thing that I could say a Oled does better Is off angle viewing,which is a problem,but the set is so light you can easily move it to a better angle
Pros: Great picture
Cons: Off angel viewing loses contrast
Nice TV, beautiful picture. Chose this size over larger size to fit into a built-in cabinet. The family immediately noticed the brighter colors and deeper blacks. Delivery was on time and received phone call from UPS to confirm I'd be home to accept. Some reviews on web were negative regarding the sound/speakers - sound is quite acceptable for a very thin TV. Very happy with this TV.
Pros: Picture quality (color and clarity), thin border, light weight
Cons: A lot of features - it will take me a while to take advantage of each ;-)
We were considering buying a Sony 4K TV for about $800. Then we read that the screen was only illuminated at the edges, not backlit from edge to edge, and as a result the black was not black black. Also, this unit had a lot more pixels than the less-expensive model. So we ponied up $200 for this Sony, figuring in for a penny, in for a pound. Boy, what a difference. Images are very sharp and beautifully detailed. However, if you think you're just going to turn on the TV, watch a little regular programming, and then switch to video streaming and back to TV again, you will discover that you're not in Kansas anymore. If you use a receiver with external speakers, which probably most people spending this much for a TV do, you have to change the input on screen to HDMI 3/ARC every time, because when you switch from streaming to TV, the input resets. Not a deal breaker, by any means, but it is an irritant.
Pros: Super-back picture A lot more pixels than the next cheapest Sony TV Full backlighting instead of backlighting only at the edges Good-looking unit
Cons: Input must be reset every time you switch from streaming back to TV if you use a receiver with external speakers rather than the TV speakers. If you use the handsome TV stand, the TV is not very stable. My cats nearly knocked it over. We had to wall-mount it just to keep it sturdily in place. The power supply that comes with the unit has a very short plug-in cord and a very short cable that plugs into the TV. This will present a challenge is you want to wall-mount the unit.
Pros: Picture quality Easy set up User friendly
Cons: None yet
This, easy to set up and attach the base. Beautiful picture, decent sound, although I did add a sound bar. All I do is watch TV, so I can't comment on all the other possible "bells and whistles" this product has.
Pros: Thin & lightweight. Decent sound. Easy to set up.
Cons: None, so far
A purchase you will not regret. Upscales all inputs wonderfully. 4K content is stunning. Get a decent soundbar or audio system. This is great for older eyes.
Pros: Image, Value to cost ratio, Light weight.
Cons: Android can be hinky sometimes. I found that returning to "home" prior to shutting the TV off gives it a more consistent and reliable behavior.
The Sony Bravia has fantastic picture quality. It displays a lot of sharply focused details and a wide range of colors which makes everything on the screen appear very life-like. That said, the audio quality is lacking because the speakers are on the back of this TV and project backward. It sounds fine when you are behind the TV, but the audio is muffled and quiet when you are sitting in front of the TV viewing the screen. (I have the TV free-standing rather than wall-mounted.) I get around the sound issue by utilizing my stereo system which has powerful speakers, and just mute the volume on the Sony TV. I bought this TV for the picture quality as it was the best in its size.
Pros: excellent picture quality
Cons: weak audio quality
The picture is beautiful. I (we) are very pleased.
Serious audio out of lip-sync problems The audio is out of sync on all the TV input ( Cable TV, Sony's ex 800 Blu-ray player ) including internal apps ( Netflix, YouTube, etc.) with TVs internal speakers. Sonys firmware is up-to-date and android system is up-to-date too. Sony-tact have updated the TV six different times. Sony's tech-support solution is to buy this TV back from me again. Its my second NEW XBR in the last 6 weeks.
Pros: Amazing picture when the performance enhancement tools are turned on
Cons: Audios out of sync with the video when the picture enhancement are turned on (Motion flow, HDR, etc. ) basically anything that enhhances the quality of the video seems to affect the timing on the audio Horrible Sony Support, not the Sony company we grew up with.Crutchfield response on 6/21/2017 We're sorry you're having issues with your TV. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can either help get the TV working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.
This is a great TV. Picture is excellent. Presently having some trouble handling all the features of the remote but at age 85 assume that goes with the territory. My grandkids will visit soon. The delivery process worked so smoothly I was very impressed.
Absolutely brilliant ! I needed to replace my 10 year old 46 inch Samsung LCD, and this Sony XBR-49X900E is awesome. Had I known the newer models were so compact and full, I would have ordered a 55 inch rather than the 49 inch Sony. I couldn't be happier. Vivid colors, sharp picture, and ease of use. A winner !
Pros: Clarity, color, versatility, in a word, brilliant !
Cons: Audio is a bit muffled, though I'm sure the edition of an external sound bar or surround would more than fill the room
This is a great display. I'd pretty much given up on Sony. As TV progressed into LED and 4K HDR I felt Sony was way behind LG and Samsung in terms of pure style and picture quality. This TV changed my mind. The image quality straight on rivals that of LG and Samsung. Viewing from the side it isn't quite as bright as the other two but who watches from the side? We put this in our bedroom and we really like it. I'm giving this 4 Stars because I'm no fan of that big brick on the power cord. That thing really made my wall installion a pain trying to figure out where to place it. If comes with a well designed stand so if you're placing it on a cabinet you don't need to worry. Other than that, I highly recommend it.
Pros: Beautifully designed, great picture.
Cons: Big brick on the power cord.
I love this TV! The picture envelops one's senses.
Pros: Color and clarity is incredible. Smart technology is flexible.
Cons: Remote control is no easy to decipher in darkness. Sound is mediocre.
Picture quality is superior - TV sound is only average. Once my surround sound system was recognized, TV remote now operates everything - great simplification! Don't forget to perform channel scan before you attempt to switch to antenna input (if you use that functionality). Input for channels will not automatically scan for channels and instead just says "no channels found - connect antenna". Very happy with purchase!
Pros: Video quality, simplified remote operation of multiple devices
Cons: Acceptable but only average audio quality (down firing speakers are somewhat muffled).
Amazing Picture! Love my Sony 4K!
Pros: Amazing Picture, easy to operate. Stand that comes with the set is in the middle of the TV, so i was able to use it on my existing stand. The new trend to put the legs on the end of set (Samsung) did not allow me to put the set on my existing stand.
Cons: The only thing i miss from my older sets is the red pilot light that tells you the set is off. I guess this feature has become obsolete.
I am a technologically challenged guy and wouldn't begin to attempt the typical technologically comprehensive user review you often see here. All I can say is that this is an unbelievable TV. Absolutely amazing picture. For example, watching sports is wonderful in terms of clarity and zilch lag. No buyer's remorse here; couldn't be more pleased. And, Crutchfield service is unsurpassed. They cheerfully endured an hour phone conversation getting everything right. Thank you.
Pros: Picture quality Refresh rate Customer service
Excellent picture quality black levels are near oled. 4k content is amazing. Picture quality looks the same to me at all angles. Crutchfield customer service is excellent.
Pros: Picture quality
Excellent television. Ergonomic design with a minimal frame to maximize 49 inch screen size and minimize outer dimensions. Menu setup easy to navigate. Remote is very functional and simple to use overall. While it displays 4K content, the market seems to be catching up with 4K peripherals such as DVD players and 4K DVD's. Very happy with purchase, and dealing with Crutchfield is a pleasure in itself.
Pros: Quality, picture, size, ease of use
Cons: A bit pricey.
The 2017 X900E is an excellent choice for a mid level LCD TV. Impressed with the deep black levels, X1 Processor / up-scaling and motion handling. There is a bit of "halo" or "Blooming" around bright objects such as a street light in a dark scene, but not overwhelming noticeable. On some professional reviews of the X900E there was mentioning of picture quality deteriorating on viewing angles, at a 25-30 degree angle, we do not notice any difference in picture quality. HDR content is above average for a TV in this price point.
Pros: Full-Array LED Back-light, X1 Processor, Super Bit Mapping, excellent contrasting, only $100 more in price over the X800E. Great value.
Cons: No X1 Extreme processor.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type (for LCD TVs)||LED (direct-lit w/local dim)|
|Quantum Dot Color (for LCD TVs)||No|
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10, HLG (FW)|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon,HBO|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||Yes|
|Picture In Picture||Firmware update|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||6|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
1 Rear |
|Analog Audio Output||
3.5mm Rear |
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||135 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$17|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||27|
|Height without Stand (inches)||24-7/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||9-3/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-1/2|
|Stand Width (inches)||20-5/8|
|Weight with Stand||30.4 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||27.8 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
|Bezel Dimensions||0.3125 x 0.3125 x 0.4375|
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 X-Reality Pro Upscaler: Sony's 4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler enhances Ultra-HD, HD, and SD images by analyzing and refining images with beautifully natural detail and astounding color. This 4K television upscales your favorite TV shows, DVD and Blu-ray movies, even video-on-demand content, and smartphone videos to Ultra-HD quality. This unique 4K X-Reality PRO picture processing technology upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Advanced noise reduction techniques and a special pattern database ensure every scene is full of lifelike detail. One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise; the other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity; while another database improves color, brightness, and contrast. These three powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from Sony's experience creating content for TV and movies over the years.
4K HDR Processor X1: The 4K HDR Processor X1 with Object-based HDR remaster and Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR technology gives pure colors at higher brightness levels for truly natural pictures. See everything you watch come to life with greater depth, detail, and texture.
X-tended Dynamic Range PRO 5x: With extraordinary precision in backlight control, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO makes darker areas darker and brighter scenes brighter, revitalizing every scene with the widest range of brightness possible. This unique backlighting algorithm faithfully reproduces a far wider brightness range than a conventional LED-LCD TV with brighter peaks and deeper, more revealing shadow detail and blacks. By precisely balancing the light output across the screen, dimming some areas and boosting others, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO reveals a brightness range 5x greater than a conventional LED-LCD TV. When combined with a 4K HDR signal, you'll experience even greater brilliance in every scene as it increases the quality of HDR with more vibrant colors
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. The more pencils you have to draw an image, the more vibrant and lifelike it becomes. TRILUMINOS Display works in the same way, using a wider color spectrum than a conventional LED-LCD 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.
MotionFlow XR 960 Technology: Enjoy smooth and sharp details even in fast-moving sequences with Motionflow XR 960. Sony's MotionFlow XR 960 technology feature a precise backlight control that is synchronized with the liquid crystal movement from frame-to-frame creating clearer, sharper moving images. MotionFlow XR 960 combines 120 frames-per-second with the TV's advanced LED backlight system to simulate a 960 Hz effect. This innovative technology creates and inserts extra frames between the original ones and then compares key visual factors on successive frames, then calculates the split second of missing action in the sequences. MotionFlow XR 960 provides smooth and precise detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports by reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and overall creating a clearer picture. You can select between various settings - Standard, Smooth, Clear, True Cinema (24fps), and Custom.
Video Inputs: The Sony Ultra-HD TV is equipped with HDMI 2.0a, Component, and Composite video inputs. A back cover has to be removed to access these 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.
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer: The Dynamic Contrast Enhancer optimizes the range of brightness frame-by-frame according to what's happening on screen to reproduce deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more video 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.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture): Through an over-the-network firmware update, the TV will support PIP (Picture-in-Picture). This feature lets you watch the TV's over-the-air tuner in a small window on-screen, while viewing an Android TV app (like Netflix or Amazon).
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 headphone pairing (firmware update required).
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 Live Football. 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.
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 Marshmallow (6.0.1) 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 -
Note: 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.
Smart Home Automation: Beyond streaming content, Sony's Android TV platform allows Home Automation control directly from the TV, via the Logitech Harmony Hub (596HMNYHUB, sold separately). IoT (internet of things) devices such as lights, thermostats, Blu-ray players, security cameras, and other home entertainment devices can be controlled and automated via the TV's remote and on-screen menus. Compatible with Nest and Phillips Hue (sold separately).
Note: Requires all compatible devices be connected to the same WiFi wireless network.
Opera Web Browser: You can download and install the Opera Web Browser to access select web content through the Sony TV. The built-in web browser also allows you to enter URLs and do basic keyword searches, so you can browse select websites (text-based only). The Opera 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.
Note: 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 (MSC) , WiFi, and DLNA devices. Compatible media formats include MP3/WMA/WAV music files, MPEG/MP4/AVCHD/AVI/MKV/MOV video files, 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.
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.
Netflix Recommended: This Sony Ultra-HD TV is a Netflix Recommended TV. This is due to the fact that is 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.
DIRECTV 4K Ready: This Sony television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast (up to 4K) and stored content (up to 4K) from their DVR on the Sony TV, without the need for additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the Sony TV's LAN port.
Note: Whether you are a new or existing DIRECTV customer, you will need to contact DIRECTV to complete the RVU setup.
Daydream Display: You can set up a screensaver (Daydream) for the Sony Android TV that displays photos and colorful designs. Daydream uses a collection of scenic photos; you cannot customize the photos that appear. You can choose how long (5/10/15/30/60 min.) it takes for the Daydream screensaver to start when you are not using the TV.
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.
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. 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 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.
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).
Digital Voice Assistant Control (Firmware Updates Required): The Sony UHD TV will support voice control of select functions through the Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa (requires a firmware update).
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 BD 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.
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.
Pedestal Stand: The Sony TV comes with a pedestal stand. The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The television weighs 30.4 lbs with the feet and cover. This TV does not swivel.
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 200mm (h) x 200mm (v) apart. The threaded inserts will accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 27.8 lbs without the stand.
Cable Management: All of your cables can be neatly arranged across the back of the TV and channeled into the feet of the base for a clean, professional looking installation.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.
External AC Power Supply: The television comes with an external AC power supply with attached 58" DC cord and a detachable 22" AC power cord. The AC power supply plugs into the back of the TV via the DC cord, while the AC power cord plugs into an AC wall outlet. The AC power cord is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug which sits approximately 1.375" from the wall. The AC power supply measures 9.0" (w) x 1.5" (h) x 2.875" (d).
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Online product reviews and Crutchfield product advisers. [ Mark Apr 27, 2018 ]
It was a recommendation from a Crutchfield advisor. [ JAMES Apr 27, 2018 ]
Based on your advice, reputation and price. [ A Mar 22, 2018 ]
Who can beat Sony? [ Stephen Feb 24, 2018 ]
I need a new television for my bedroom, where available space limited size. I generally prefer Samsung, but I also watch a lot of sports, and the same size Samsung carried by Crutchfield only came with the 60 refresh, whereas this Sony has my desired 120. [ Susan Feb 16, 2018 ]
It appeared to be the best tv for the money at the price point. [ Dennis Feb 03, 2018 ]
Could only fit a 49-50" set in my family room due to cabinet restrictions. I figured since we don't buy TVs often we might as well invest in the best set (outside of OLED) that we could buy. All the reviews on Youtube, Reviewed, Wirecutter, CNET, etc. agree that this is a great set. I don't expect to be disappointed [ Jack Jan 30, 2018 ]
fits my needs [ Robert Jan 25, 2018 ]
In order of importance: size, HDR performance as reported, in stock at Crutchfield, Configuration of Base [ David Jan 10, 2018 ]
It was the right size for application [ David Jan 01, 2018 ]
I have always had great experiences with Sony TVs. The reviews for this mid priced tv were excellent. [ Jeff Dec 30, 2017 ]
Replacing a 10 year old Panasonic plasma [ Jonathan Dec 30, 2017 ]
I chose this for the following: 1 - HDR support with a full 10 bit panel 2 - Full-array local dimming rather than edge-lit display 3 - Great overall reviews on the product This was the only TV I could find at this size (55in was too large for the space the TV will be in based on the viewing distance) that had the above functions. [ Perry Dec 23, 2017 ]
4K & size fits existing legacy cabinet [ Jeffery Dec 21, 2017 ]
I own a 65 inch sony x900e that's in my living room. So far its been a good television and as long as you have it calibrated by someone that knows what they are doing it has a really satisfying picture, I purchased this 49x900e for my son as a Christmas gift... [ robert Dec 15, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews. Saw in the store and thought it looked great. [ Wendy Dec 14, 2017 ]
Strong overall reviews. And specific opinions that the Sony is better at handling motion, i.e., sports. [ Joe Dec 09, 2017 ]
great picture, highly rated [ GEORGE Dec 02, 2017 ]
4k 4hdmis usb 3 [ PHILLIP Nov 30, 2017 ]
reviews and ratings [ Vincent Nov 27, 2017 ]
My wife wanted it for her art studio [ kenneth Nov 27, 2017 ]
good reviews from several places [ Anthony Nov 27, 2017 ]
Love Sony TVs [ M Oct 20, 2017 ]
I already purchased the 75" version of the Sony XBR900e series for my media room and love it. The 49" little brother seemed like a perfect fit for the master bedroom. Highly recommend this series from Sony. [ John Oct 11, 2017 ]
Reviews said the picture was fantastic and, in my system, the Android TV OS won't be a problem. [ Robert Sep 08, 2017 ]
I chose the Sony because of the brand quality ( my old Sony TV has far outlasted the newer LG TV). The sale price didn't hurt. [ Teresa Aug 30, 2017 ]
Excellent 4K TV. Purchased one 4 months ago and had to have another! Super blacks, outstanding picture. Android TV functionaliy is awesome. [ Paul Aug 30, 2017 ]
A friend has one and I like it. It has a better variety of inputs and outputs than most in its price range. [ JOHN B Aug 29, 2017 ]
My samsung craped out I had the tv for 3 years [ Michael Aug 20, 2017 ]
120 Hz flow rate, 49" size, SONY, 4k HD, price [ STEVE Aug 19, 2017 ]
best of the 49 inch tvs. I sure hope [ garland Aug 04, 2017 ]
RTINGS gave it the number 1 49" TV for 2017, Perfect for a small apt. living room [ Dominic Jul 03, 2017 ]
Based on the reviews and discussion with the Advisor from Crutchfield. [ Gerhard Jun 18, 2017 ]
crutchfield comments and reviews [ David May 30, 2017 ]
New model with improved picture from last years equivalent [ J May 28, 2017 ]
This is my 4th Sony Television in the last 15 years [ David May 22, 2017 ]
Crutchfield reviews. [ Steven G. May 21, 2017 ]
I have always had the best service from Crutchfield. The information they offer helps make buying decisions. [ ROBERT W May 10, 2017 ]
Best features in this size range [ Alan Apr 29, 2017 ]
I have a 2016 Sony 4K that I love. This one should be even better as it has full array local backlight dimming. [ Harvey Apr 29, 2017 ]
Has the best picture for the size I needed. [ L Apr 27, 2017 ]
Who knows what the marketing department has in mind. [ Stewart Apr 09, 2018 ]
It does, but very limited as to what devices it will connect to. I had to get an inexpensive BT transmitter to connect to Bose headphones. That solution works great for late night or early morning listening. [ Harvey Jan 15, 2018 ]
Yes, there are Bluetooth settings for this tv. [ john Jan 11, 2018 ]
Yes. Great TV, particularly at this screen size which is below the standard 55" and 65" industry standards. [ Paul Jan 10, 2018 ]
Not sure that the TV will alway turn to the same input. Most of the time mine seems to. However, the Sony Remote is the only less than perfect aspect of Sony TV's. The buttons are small and crowded with no backlight. Very difficult to use even if you have no vision issues. I'd suggest that you use a 3rd party remote with this TV. I have added Harmony remotes to my Sony TV's. This way, all the user would only need to do is press the "Watch TV" activity and the input would be correct on the start of the activity. Hope that helps. [ Harvey Nov 28, 2017 ]
I just checked mine and it seems to return to the last input it was on. For instance, the last time o turned my tv off it was on input 2. When I just turned it back on it was still on input 2. It did not default back to input 1. Hope this helps [ john Nov 28, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. If you purchase from Crutchfield there is an initial 60 day satisfaction guarantee. There are additional warranties available through SquareTrade for 2, 3, or 4 years that run concurrent with the manufacturers warranty. We can either help coordinate a repair with the manufacturer or get you in contact with a service center. If you have additional questions I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your questions. [ Kenny Sep 20, 2017 ] Staff