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Sony XH90 Review Rundown

Sony Electronics | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Sony XH90
  • Excellent contrast and brightness for a 65-inch TV
  • Solid smart TV system
  • Good HDR performance
  • Lacks full Apple TV app

Summary

Sony XH90 / X900H is the best-performing mid-priced Sony TV on the market. It offers excellent contrast and brightness, accurate color, and plenty of punch with HDR. Unlike many of Samsung's sets, the Sony actually has an analog video input, albeit composite-only.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
Sony's X900H is a 65-inch 4K HDR full-array LED TV that runs on Android TV. The 55-inch version of this TV starts at $1,000 and climbs up to $2,800 for the 85-inch model. Sony has not actually introduced the gaming features to this TV yet that make it truly worth the money.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 4K HDR full-array LED with HDR10 support
  • Bright, vivid picture
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • Not compatible with other consoles yet

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The XBR-X900H is the best-performing midpriced Sony TV I've tested in years. It's compatible with the highest-quality 4K/120Hz video from the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. The key to this TV's image quality is well implemented full-array local dimming.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent contrast and brightness
  • Solid smart TV system
  • Excellent picture quality with HDR
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as TCL 6-Series or Hisense

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The X900H is armed with Sony's X1 4K HDR processor. It's not the hot-rod X1 Ultimate processor found in more expensive models like the Sony A8H OLED. The set offers (or will soon offer) features that none of its other TVs will this year.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Outstanding picture quality
  • Vivid Refresh Rate (VRR)
  • Excellent color accuracy
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as competitors

expertreviews[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Sony XH90 is a great all-around 4K TV with impressive HDR performance and incredible motion handling. It's the only Sony TV so far to use the new Mediatek MT5895 processor, which is supported by 3GB RAM. Sony includes a nice black remote with the same shape and layout as its more premium control – but without backlighting – and shortcut buttons for Netflix and Google Play.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent motion handling
  • Dolby Vision, HLG, Dolby Atmos and HDR10+
  • 4K 120Hz refresh rates
Cons[**]
  • Mediatek MT5895 processor isn't available yet

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The X900H is a 4K LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content. Android TV includes Google Assistant voice support, which can do many things with the press of a button and a few words spoken into the remote. It's a functional remote, but many of the buttons feel very similar under the thumb.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Android TV is a smart platform
  • Wide selection of streaming apps, including Apple AirPlay and Google Cast
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't support hands-free voice control

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The X900H is a 4K LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content. Android TV includes Google Assistant voice support, which can do many things with the press of a button and a few words spoken into the remote. It's a functional remote, but many of the buttons feel very similar under the thumb.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Android TV as its smart platform
  • Wide selection of streaming apps
  • Google Cast support
Cons[**]
  • Lacks a wake word for hands-free voice control

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The X900H is a 4K LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content. Android TV includes Google Assistant voice support, which can do many things with the press of a button and a few words spoken into the remote. It's a functional remote, but many of the buttons feel very similar under the thumb.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Android TV as its smart platform
  • Wide selection of streaming apps
  • Google Cast support
Cons[**]
  • Lacks a wake word for hands-free voice control

pcmag[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The X900H is a 4K LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content. Android TV includes Google Assistant voice support, which can do many things with the press of a button and a few words spoken into the remote. It's a functional remote, but many of the buttons feel very similar under the thumb.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Android TV as its smart platform
  • Wide selection of streaming apps
  • Google Cast support
Cons[**]
  • Lacks a wake word for hands-free voice control

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Sony XH90/X900H is the second in the Sony 2020 series of 4K LCD TVs. It retails for $2,499 / £2,199 (around AU$3,600) for a 75-inch size. The panel itself is a VA-type LCD, which in broad terms has to be considered an upgrade on the IPS edge-lit panel Sony deployed on last year's equivalent model. Connectivity runs to four HDMI inputs at HDCP2.3, a pair of USB inputs, an Ethernet socket, aerial posts for one terrestrial and two satellite TV tuners, and a composite video input.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive black levels
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Bright, colour-expandable screen
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

whathifi[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The Sony KD-65XH9005 is the 65in panel size of one of two Sony TVs branded by the company as ‘Ready for PlayStation 5' It's slim enough (7cm at its thickest) and its 22.2kg mass perches easily enough on the two, V-shaped, metal blade feet. The base black levels on this TV are excellent for an LCD panel. Android TV continues to be Sony's TV operating system of choice.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Excellent motion processing
  • Excellent sound quality
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Sony's X900H 4K LED TV Is So Good I'm Buying One Myself. Gizmodo. 05 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Sony XBR-X900H TV review: Excellent picture meets game-friendly connectivity. Cnet. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Sony X900H 4K HDR TV review: Stunning value. Digitaltrends. 03 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Sony XH90/XH92 (75XH9005) review: £600 off this fantastic 75in next-gen gaming HDR TV. Expertreviews. 05 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Sony XBR-55X900H Review. Pcmag. 16 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Sony XBR-65X900H Review. Pcmag. 09 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Sony XBR-75X900H Review. Pcmag. 09 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ Sony XBR-85X900H Review. Pcmag. 09 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ Sony X900H/XH90 4K HDR TV review. Techradar. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. 10. ^ Sony KD-65XH9005 review. Whathifi. 04 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  11. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  12. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  13. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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