Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Great picture and great features! Very easy setup and very "smart" TV
| Watch a product review |
Crutchfield: Sony XBR-X900F 4K Ultra HD LED TVs
Crutchfield: How to Unbox a Sony TV
Sony XBR-49X900F - The Android TV OS supports voice control via Google Home- and Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
Item # 15849X900F | MFR # XBR49X900F
Our VA-based experts can help.
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're looking for a smallish screen with up-to-the-minute capabilities, check out the 49" Sony XBR-49X900F.
What elevates the XBR-49X900F 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-49X900F can display much greater contrast and a wider color spectrum. You'll see a lot of TVs claim HDR compatibility, but the XBR-49X900F's impressive peak brightness and advanced local dimming really demonstrate what all the HDR buzz is about.
The XBR-49X900F'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-49X900F'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-49X900F is also compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control assistants.
Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of wall-mounts that work with your specific TV.
Superb picture, very easy to set preferences.
Rick, Hershey, PA
Average Customer Review(s):
Great picture and great features! Very easy setup and very "smart" TV
Superb picture, very easy to set preferences.
Pros: Easy to set up, very flexible.
Originally purchased a Samsung UN49NU8000 from Crutchfield which was pretty decent but not as good as I had hoped. (Edge lit panel and 60 hz refresh rate). Decided to return it and purchase the Sony. Yes it was more expense but it has a full array panel and true 120 hz native refresh rate. Definitely worth the extra price differential. Super color with realistic skin tones right out of the box with factory settings. Very easy to set up and connect to our WiFi network. Virtually blur free when watching sports. Audio is more than adequate even with out a sound bar. Very happy with this choice and would high highly recommend this model. Additionally, can't say enough about the superior service provided by Crutchfield. All of their representatives both technical and sales were "top notch". The entire purchase, return and repurchase processes were accomplished easily. Reps really made you feel like they appreciated you as a customer. There are no big box electronic stores that come anywhere near close to what Crutchfield provides. 5 stars for them as well
Pros: Great picture quality Ease of set up Blur free motion for viewing sports
This television exceeds all expectations. It is going to take me a little while to learn everything it does. Picture quality is awesome.
By far the best TV I have purchased in terms of picture quality. Audio is also very good relative to other 4K flat screens and more than sufficient for an apartment living room
Pros: Great picture once everything was calibrated on Apple TV
Cons: HDR did not automatically activate on my Apple TV
I don't know whether I like the Sony or Crutchfield better! The Sony arrived is excellent condition and the pictures are better than I could have imagined. The Crutchfield team was MOST helpful , knowledgeable, and interested in what I was trying to achieve by buying this set. Trish was outstanding.
Fantastic. Have the same "model" from 2016, and the 2018 picture is better. Netflix works great, and the audio out from TV to my receiver works great. I adjusted the brightness up 5 clicks or so, and that's it. Again, very impressed.
Pros: Easy set-up
Cons: The stand feet are very wide, I had limited space, so I reversed them and created a much smaller overall stand footprint.
I've always enjoyed Sony tv's. No surprises here. Excellent picture and sound Easy wall mount and cable connections
Pros: Easy install
Excellent picture and three inputs on the reverse
4k wow! This tv is the real deal, but what else would one expect from Sony. Easy to set up with an easy to use, well laid out remote. The picture quality is absolutely stunning. No lag at all when watching fast paced sporring events such as hockey. The clarity and brilliant picture colors along with ease of use make this tv a steal at whatever price you can grab it.
Pros: Stunning picture quality, ease of use and set up
TV picture is very good so far with excellent processing of lower resolution content (1080 and 720 p). Docked a notch because the package was missing the packet of 4 screws (item M5L12) that are intended to secure the legs of the TV. I sent an email to Crutchfield support on December 5 requesting assistance / support ...but have never heard back.
Pros: Great picture. Excellent processing of lower resolution streamed content (1080 and 720 p)
The picture is awesome! I'm a simpleton and this tv is easy to use. The picture is great out of the box and set up was easy. Chromecast was also easy to set up and works great for pictures. Plenty of apps in the menu to choose from. Only four stars because the sound is less than good. I expected more from Sony on sound. There's an equalizer in the sound menu and does little to help. This is a kitchen tv so it's not a big deal. Remote works well, but feels "chincy" in your hand
Pros: Great picture with easy set up
Cons: Disappointing sound
Picture looks great, bright & sharp. I'm not using the Android OS to access Netflix or other streaming apps, instead using Roku. As others have mentioned the OS isn't great. You have to dig down a bunch to get to settings. I'm using DirecTV and a Roku, so I never have to even use the Sony remote... already have too many. Remote seems fine but nothing great for a TV at this price point. Only been a few weeks, if any issues crop up I'll update! *** When I play Netflix through Roku, programs show up as HDR. When I play through the Netflix app on the TV, some show up as Dolby Vision. This is because the TV is Dolby Vision capable, but the Roku is not. I tried to discern a difference between HDR10 and Dolby Vision (a different HDR) by flipping back and forth, but couldn't distinguish between the two...
Pros: Picture, inputs, sleek design
Cons: Android OS, maybe remote
Nice picture. Easy set up.
I love my tv
This replaced my old TV and wow I am impressed with the picture and sound. There are a lot of options with it and the apps like Amazon Prime Video are a bonus. I recommend this Sony TV.
Pros: Features, weight, sound, can't wait to play some of my ps4 games.
The television was very easy to set up and the picture was more than what we expected for in a spare bedroom. The ordering process went off without a hitch and the TV actually arrived earlier than posted which was a plus with me translating into great service.
I love this TV. The picture quality is excellent and it sounds very good in my family room. I thought this would be a good TV but found out it was even better than I had thought. I highly recommend this TV.
Pros: Picture Quality and Audio.
Cons: Could have a little better quality remote.
Updating from a 21year-old Sony Wega TV and old Dish DVR to this new Sony TV and new Dish HD Hopper was quite the jump in quality. It is impressive what has changed in 20 years. The picture on the new Sony is nearly 3D in comparison to the old. But the old Sony did last 21 years and was still limping along. Good Job, Sony.
I own numerous Sony TV's and love their products and the Sony XBR-49X900F is no exception. An excellent picture with an easy setup menu to dial in the perfect picture for your situation. Received the prompt service and quick shipping I expect from Crutchfield.
Pros: Great picture, easy setup.
Cons: Haven't found any yet
I researched for a long time and this TV had the best overall reviews. I replaced my Samsung 32" with this. This has been a great TV. I used the Samsung as a monitor for my computer.
Pros: So far everything. Picture is great and the sound is good too. 60 day return and American tech support. I could have gotten this from another retailer, but it would be a hassle to drive up there, cart it out to the car, unload it etc.. Crutchfield has free shipping, free tech support, 60 return. Knowledgeable sales people. I will buy from them again.
Cons: None so far.
Excellent picture, good refresh, good sound, great 60 day refund policy, excellent customer support
I replaced a 12 year old Sony XBR that was a 40 inch model. It still works great but with the bezel size and the 4K coming in now at half the price I paid for this one only made sense.. It is in my bedroom and at age 74 now I can see it so much better without glasses one a crystal clear picture which is 9 inches bigger than my previous and weighs half as much. If fit on my wall and took less than 30 minutes to install on my previous wall mount.. Now my son-in-law has a tv for his garage to watch.Would recommend purchasing a high end HDMI cable when going to 4K.. The streaming is phenomenal especially on U-TUBE for 4K material but regular cable picture is much brighter than previous tv with no black on edges.
Pros: Great picture, easy to install and need very few adjustments for picture quality
This Sony is priced higher than similar models of the same screen size from other manufacturers. But the picture on this baby is incredible. It's really a cut above. The sound quality on all flat screens lacks something. But this unit has a better sound system that LG units I've had in the past. The apps you can access are a plus. and the fact that I can perform many of the functions I used to perform on my cable remote, centrally on the Sony remote control, is a plus.
A excellent TV. Sports and 4K/Blu Ray quality is excellent. Even some of the old fashioned signals grabbed by my antenna are excellent. Not a huge fan of the "feet" on which the TV rests, but knew what I was getting going into it, and this is such a minor aspect of the set that I wouldn't dock a star for that. The remote is easy to use. Toggling between TV, Blu Ray, and Apps is very easy. It's a little pricey, but you know that going into it too - Sony always charges a premium. So again, I wouldn't dock a star for it.
awesome picture right out of the box easy setup, crutchfield great service super fast shipping to new York city.
Pros: one of sony best
amazing picture and size. motion control could be better, but no worse than similarly priced tvs. maybe motion control would be a bit better on oled?
Pros: bright, sharp, natural, and comparatively inexpensive
Cons: motion control
Bright display with excellent contrast. Intuitive user interface and seamless integration with Sony's blue ray players.
Replaced a 12 year old Sony Bravia TV due to lightning strike. Amazing how much better the picture is in this new set. Smart TV is the way to go for sure. Set up was easy. As usual, Crutchfield salesperson GUS was great to work with. This TV fit perfectly over the fireplace in my 10 year old house,The TV came one day after I ordered it from N.C.
Had to pick a 49" TV to fit a built in space designed 10 years ago. Most of the best units out there don't offer this size. This may be a mid-range TV but the picture quality is outstanding, especially streaming on the built in YouTube App! Nice to have built in Prime Video as well, now I can use my fire stick on my bedroom TV!
Pros: Great picture adjustability, awesome streaming resolution, like the Apps feature
Cons: Automatic speaker change when on ARC input when connected to a receiver for upscaling. I'd rather choose when I use my home system, having to switch back to TV speakers is a pain.
Best TV I have ever owned; great tuner. I love the separate Netflix button and the TV button which quickly takes me back to regular TV channels. Picture quality is best I have ever had.
Cons: None noted so far.
Excellent picture quality. Easy set up. Crutchfield phone technical assistance was very helpful. The TA is a reason I go back to Crutchfield
Great set, easy to set up. Completely satisfied, especially with Crutchfield guidance and technical expertise.
Pros: Great color, contrast and picture quality.
Cons: Only supports Android OS
A fantastic tv. Replaces a 10 year old 1080p 46" Samsung. Color and sharpness are outstanding. Installed it by myself in 10 minutes. No adjustments . Everything was great right out of the box. I have not seen a tv anywhere with such a jaw- dropping display. Have since ordered one cable and the Sony model 1000 ES uhd blu ray player. Eric was great in helping me with the order. When I was researching this I noticed all the Sony tvs in this line (smallest screen to largest ) had the same great specs. This is not so with Samsung and that is why I ordered a Sony. Thank you for a great product and wonderful assistance.
Pros: Outstanding color and sharpness. No adjustments were necessary. Support stands look a little weird but that is ok. They installed easily and the rest was plug and play.
Cons: Absolutely none.
Very happy with this Sony Tv, great colors and picture quality. Crutchfield have excellent customer service and fast shipping. Thank
Delivery was prompt and well packed. Set-up was straight forward especially when using HDMI cables to hook-up all attachments. Nice integration with Sony 4K Blu-ray player and Yamaha soundbar. Picture across regular cable, streaming and blu-rayl consistently fabulous. You get a great TV experience for a fair price. It's a value purchase.
Pros: Easy set-up with Crutchfield HDMI cables Remote and menus are simple to learn Picture is the best ever Nice interface with Sony 4k blu-ray player and Yamaha soundbar.
Cons: None so far
Great picture above average remote with loads of special features.
Pros: Well worth the money it has more features than my previous 4k which cost twice as much.
Cons: Won't run Alexa because you need an android phone to set it up.
A very good TV set and an excellent seller too!!
Pros: Excellent TV - picture, sound, features. Used it out of box without any adjustments. I also have a TV antenna and picture is fantastic!
Cons: Good menus but it takes time to use them properly. Wouldn't support some of my apps (Direct TV Now, etc) so I need an additional streaming device.
I had to write a review on this awesome TV from Sony. I'm glad that I waited until the XBR-49X900F came out because there wasn't too much difference in the price. As far as the TV itself, Sony has lived up to its name, phenomenal color, great view from all angles, love the easy switch from Netflix and other apps back to TV mode with no interruption of sound. I watched a 2000 TV show and even the color looks clear on this TV.
Pros: Clear, precise sound and picture, true to color, good viewing from all angles while displayed properly on the wall. Good amount of HDMI input, slim and easy to mount on wall.
Cons: Can't find any yet, but if I had to choose something, I would say the stand. Looks flimsy and not sturdy.
Fantastic 4K altogether. Colors are vibrant, contrast and clarity is wonderful, and the blacks are very deep. God of War on this looks insane. So glad I upgraded earlier this month just in time for GOW and also for Far Cry 5, they just look amazing. PS4 Pro games look great and I can only imagine how XB1X games would look. 4K movies especially running on the X800 player, Planet Earth II, it just looks phenomenal. Stellar picture!!!! If you own the 900E series and up from last year, don't think you need to upgrade to this but if you own older models, it's a definite YES! My brother owns the 55 inch of this and has no complaints.
Pros: Everything besides the leg stands
Cons: Do not watch at an angle, gives it a white wash effect. And don't raise the TV too high, perfect straight in the middle at a good distance. Also, the stands suck.
|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)||219 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$32|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||27-3/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||24-7/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||10-5/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||3-1/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||38-7/8|
|Weight with Stand||32 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||30 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
|Bezel Dimensions||0.375 x 0.375 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 32 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 200mm (h) x 200mm (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 30 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.
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
Sony has put some nice improvements in their X900F line of TVs, including their X1 Extreme processing chip that used to be found in only their top-tier TVs. They've upgraded the backlighting system...
Size and quality. [ MARK Jan 17, 2019 ]
top notch reviews. positive experience with other Sony products. the size, quality and features I was looking for. [ M Jan 04, 2019 ]
Great reviews! [ Rick Dec 28, 2018 ]
Good quality TV [ Orville Dec 02, 2018 ]
I've done my research more than any sane person would ever do. A tv is the sum of all the parts some other tv's may have better color, or blacks etc... Factor in motion, and gradient which is very distracting most don't even consider it. Then factor in upscaling all these make this the best tv there is on paper now I need to see it. [ William Dec 01, 2018 ]
Sony Quality, Contrast, Processor [ Chris Nov 30, 2018 ]
From theft [ Steven Nov 28, 2018 ]
Harley was a great help choosing this TV. [ BEN Nov 27, 2018 ]
good rating [ michael a Nov 26, 2018 ]
Picture quality, Sony reputation, reviews on Crutchfield website [ Richard Nov 26, 2018 ]
i've always liked Sony, hope i'm not disappointed [ Robrt Nov 25, 2018 ]
Reviews [ John St. Nov 25, 2018 ]
Wanted a 4K TV to use as a PC monitor and for gaming, didn't want too big a size. Have a SONY OLED TV and am very pleased with it using the same X1 Extreme processor. [ Gregory Nov 23, 2018 ]
I have 2 Sony Bravias 1 40" 2006, 1 46" 2007 both are still working great. The reviews for this model are very good so I bought this one. [ Mary Nov 23, 2018 ]
Previous good experience with Sony XBR TV models. [ Ricardo Nov 23, 2018 ]
Excellent picture. Great features [ Carl Nov 21, 2018 ]
I currently have and have been very much satisfied with a 43 inch Panasonic Plasma. The Panasonic will be moved to replace a Sony XBR CRT in my living room and the new Sony will be in my TV room. There are many good "deals" out there but, I have found Sony to be an all around excellent choice. [ Kevin Nov 17, 2018 ]
Advice fron Hunter! [ Charles Nov 15, 2018 ]
Clarity [ David Oct 29, 2018 ]
Quality and great features! [ Robert S. Oct 14, 2018 ]
Previous satisfaction with Sony products was my main driving factor. [ jeffrey Sep 22, 2018 ]
Sony picture quality, reliability. Full Array Backlighting. [ bitwranglers Sep 18, 2018 ]
good tv [ larry Sep 17, 2018 ]
I have previously owned a Sony TV. I was pleased with Sony features and quality. I am now a repeat Sony customer. [ MATTHEW Sep 01, 2018 ]
Quality picture paired with a strong operating system. [ Badamsny Jun 27, 2018 ]
HAVE BEEN SONY CUSTOMER FOR YEARS. THIS IS A VACATION HOME AND LIMITED THAT IS WHY CHOSE 49 INCH THAT IS ABOVE FIRE PLACE. HAVE LARGER SONY AT MY PRINCIPLE RESIDENCE IN PUERTO RICO. [ TIMOTHY R. Jun 19, 2018 ]
Excellent reviews by professional websites and customers. [ David Jun 11, 2018 ]
This TV just fits my wall unit and is the only TV in this size with full array, back lit LED's. [ Jeffrey May 25, 2018 ]
Because [ STEVEN May 15, 2018 ]
ordered it's big brother from you and it is great. [ Royce May 11, 2018 ]
My current TV is a Sony KDL-40XBR6 that was purchased in January of 2009. I felt that it was time to replace it with a newer Sony. [ William May 11, 2018 ]
I have a small bedroom and needed a 49" TV. My LG TV had died on me yesterday and I figured I would give Sony a try. [ Eugene Apr 27, 2018 ]
I do not see why not, mine works with directv. It uses an hdmi input. [ Peer Nov 08, 2018 ]
We use Direct TV satellite and we get a good signal =as good as the wired ethernet version of ATT uverse. I am not sure if Dish network has wired internet version. In also don't think they have UHD 4k channels like uverse and direct tv has. It has a connector for external for over the air antenna if that is what you are asking [ ANDREW Nov 07, 2018 ]
Yes, I connected via HDMI and the picture quality is great. [ Eric Flores Nov 07, 2018 ]
I have experience with Dish Network. My answer on pertains only to this "dish" syste, Answer: Yes! The signal output of the Dish Network amplifiers is routed to your TV by coaxial cable. This model Sony 49" TV accepts a coaxial input. [ LEE Nov 07, 2018 ]
Yes [ MARIA Nov 07, 2018 ]
Mine works great with Direct TV , easy to connect , added sound bar seamlessly as well [ Harry Nov 07, 2018 ]
Yes. I bought a stand from Crutchfield that allows me to rotate the tv so I can see it better from different angles. It's a steadier base than what came with it. From Sony. [ CHARNA L Sep 28, 2018 ]
Yes. And by the way, the picture at home on this Sony TV can match that pink Peony it is advertised with! [ LEE Sep 27, 2018 ]
yes, I have it on a stand [ HARRY Sep 26, 2018 ]
My television is elevated on my stand with brackets that attach to the back of set which set on a track which you can adjust for different heights. [ EDWARD Sep 26, 2018 ]
This Sony TV had it's own stand, two feet attach to the back and extend forward at 45 degress to support the TV. You can also wall mount with an optional bracket [ Jeffrey Sep 26, 2018 ]
Yes, you can buy a stand that uses wall mount bracket. [ Bradley Sep 26, 2018 ]
Yes, and it is a very good television. [ LOUIS J Sep 26, 2018 ]
Yes it comes with an integrated stand. [ MARIA Sep 26, 2018 ]
I ve had poblems going with the little direct TV splitter box where your cable comes right to the tv it won't get the 4K UHD channels and Dolby Digital ATmos. We had to get the DVR and then the Genie box as well for the UHD Channels. If you are talking about wired ethernet version of Direct tv all I know is that you would need a speed of at least 20 MBS coming from your router [ ANDREW Nov 07, 2018 ]
This TV is not capable of directly working with their Genie Whole-Home DVR. You would need the Genie Mini Client to make that work. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul May 07, 2018 ] Staff
49" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2018 model)
49" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2018 model)
49" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2017 model)
49" Smart QLED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2018 model)